My Love of Ambre Blends

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this fragrance oil!!!!! I’m not sure how to put my excitement into words so that you all understand. I mean I REALLY love it!

A friend always smelled so amazing. (I know it sounds weird, but just stick with the story!) It wasn’t a scent that would come from a perfume and it was so unique that I just had to find out what it was. Ambre Blends she said. I had never heard of it before so I immediately went to the computer to find it and Voila, there it was!

They offer four essences in a variety of products. Everything from body cream to skin tonic. It’s the perfect way to create a lasting scent. It is the way the company intends it to be as well. Putting on another brand of scented lotion could take away or alter the scent. I tried it with the Ambre Blends body cream and with another scented body lotion, just to see, and it’s true. The scent is much better with the Ambre Blends body cream or no lotion at all.

These oils work with your body heat and body chemistry.  Once it warms up you get your own unique and individual scent. I applied the essence to my wrist and crease of my arm and rubbed it together slightly to heat it up, then dabbing some on my neck. Even though it will smell slightly different on everyone, it seems to wear amazingly well on everyone I know who has tried it.

They offer four essences in a variety of products. Everything from body cream to skin tonic. It’s the perfect way to create a lasting scent. It is the way the company intends it to be as well. Putting on another brand of scented lotion could take away or alter the scent. I tried it with the Ambre Blends body cream and with another scented body lotion, just to see, and it’s true. The scent is much better with the Ambre Blends body cream or no lotion at all.

I was lucky enough to try all of the scents through the sample pack, but let me just show you my 2 favorites!

Ambre Essence

Ambre Essence is the original Ambre Blend. It carries a clean, euphoric and sensual aroma. This flirtatious essence is the base of all Ambre Blends products.” Ambre Blends Description

This is my FAVORITE! I just love this blend. It smells exactly as described in the website description. It’s a clean and super fresh smell.

 

Solace Essence

Solace infuses Ambre Essence with a sensuous vanilla blend, interwoven with a rare special ingredient. This essence was created for the sole purpose of comfort and attraction.” Ambre Blends Description

This essence was much more subtle than the others. It has a sweeter, more comforting smell. An everyday essence maybe.

 

These products just don’t stop! Other than smelling great, it left my hands and arms so soft. Definitely worth trying.

I love this company. It is women-owned, using 100% pure and natural ingredients. They are a green company, making all of their packaging recyclable and some even biodegradable.

Again, I can’t even describe how much I love these products! Once you have experience and smelled what I am talking about, you will understand. Check out everything they offer at Ambre Blends Website and grab your own bottle of paradise!

 

Disclaimer- This was not a paid post. I was given products to try for this review, but as always my opinions are my own.

 

 

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Skinny Chicken Pot Pie

I read this recipe at http://www.skinnymom.com/ and it sounded so delicious that I just had to try. This was a huge hit at our house and your don’t miss all the extra calories of regular chicken pot pie.

Use about a pound of boneless skinless chicken thighs

Use 2 cans 98%fat free cream of chicken soup, 1 Tbps onion powder, 1/4 tsp black pepper

 

Add 16 oz bag of frozen veggies 30 minutes before it’s done. Cook reduced fat biscuits as directed on package.

That’s it, so simple. Trust me you will love how easy and tasty this recipe is.

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Introducing Snap Lyrics

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I’m so excited about this announcement!!

I LOVE lyrics and quotes, things that make you feel. It’s the ultimate expression for me. When words fail me, writing never has. I think that’s why I relate soooo much to lyrics. Doesn’t really matter from what genre, just matters that it speaks to me.

So I forged 2 of my favorite things together and now have SnapLyrics

I find things that inspire me, take a snap and add some of my favorite lyrics.

You all should follow along…

Link to SnapLyrics Facebook page found here

Link to SnapLyrics Instagram page found here

 

Check it out guys!!!!!

 

 

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PTSD- My Story Part 1

PTSD

 

This has been a very difficult post to write. It’s one that I’ve been wanting to write, but the inability to put it into words hasn’t allowed me to. Everytime I sit down and put my fingers to the keyboard, nothing comes but a stream of jumbled mess.

So…I just delete and try again another day only to have the same results.

Maybe I wasn’t healed enough. Sometimes I still don’t think I’m healed enough.

It was May of 2015 when I sat in an office and spent an hour answering questions about my life. I’m pretty sure I spent the entire hour ringing my hands and staring at the floor as I answered questions in hushed tones. I already knew what she would say and where this was going to lead. After all, it had only been weeks before that I was sitting with my primary physician for the third time in only a few short months and she told me this was beyond her scope…

“I believe you’re experiencing symptoms of PTSD. We need to refer you to someone who can help you manage.”

Wait what?!?! I was not ready for that. In my head I knew it was more, but I was not ready to hear it out loud.

The term had already been thrown out there so of course I researched (because what else is google good for) and had a little time to digest before stepping into that first session in May.

Nothing could have prepared me for what was to follow. The months of weekly sessions. How deep she would make me dive…but that’s a story for another time.

By the end of the session it was confirmed…

“Well, those type of symptoms will come along with the PTSD..”

She said it so nonchalantly. Somewhere along the way in all of those notes she was taking, she had diagnosed me.

I remember asking her again because I felt like I needed to be sure I’d heard her correctly.

“Yes, this is PTSD. You’re not alone. It’s understandable.”

I started to tear up but fought it back. I refused to break down.

She spent the next several minutes telling me this would be a long journey, how we needed to work on coping skills, how I would need weekly sessions for the foreseeable future and lastly the medication.

She already had such a handle on who I was after the first session that she didn’t trust the label on the bottle to tell me what to do so she gave me a handwritten note asking me to take it and how to take it. She said that the handwritten note would appeal to my need to please and not disappoint. I felt like I should be able to handle this on my own (obviously failing miserably at it) but in reality I didn’t fully grasp what I was up against. Not until much later on anyway.

When I closed the door to my car and began to drive away, the tears poured out. Uncontrollably. Soon the tears became sobs which quickly lead to pulling over on the side of the road to have a panic attack. I felt so many emotions that I couldn’t even begin to describe each of them. The basics were covered, there was angry, sad, hopeless, guilty, but there were others and I didn’t take the time to identify them because it felt like they were smothering me, like I would never breathe again.

It literally felt like I would never breathe again…

 

 

 

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