Thursday, May 5, 2022

Happy Wax All Natural Soy Melts!




I spent most of my life being a candle lover. I really didn't know anything else even existed until a few years ago when I saw a Wax Burner at Target and was intrigued. I didn't buy one that day because I wasn't sure if it would work the way a candle does. I love lighting a candle and getting the scent immediately. 





Recently, I was sent a package from Happy Wax. The package came full with a Wax Warmer, and some Wax Melts. I decided now was the time to test them compared to candles.




The first scent I tried was the Citrus Wax Melts, which is a mix of Citron Mandarin, Grapefruit Mangosteen, and Cucumber Melon bear-shaped soy wax melts perfect for citrus lovers!




The scent was AMAZING! First of all, it started working right away, not at all like I thought it would..I thought it would take an hour or so, but NO! Within 10 minutes my room smelled like an orange grove!

The Happy Wax Melts are:
OURS OF FLAME-FREE FUN - Every Specialty Tin contains 24-26 bears (100 hours burn time) and every Half Pounder Pouch contains approximately 60 bears (225 hours burn time).  Typically melted 2 at a time. You'll get 12 uses or more from every tin and over 30 from every pouch.


ALL NATURAL & MADE IN AMERICA - 100% vegetable-based soy wax is biodegradable, made from renewable resources and American farm-grown soybeans.
BREAK FREE OF THE BRICK - Fun shapes make mixing and melting in your wax warmer a breeze!
CITRUS BLISS - A mix of Citron Mandarin, Grapefruit Mangosteen, and Cucumber Melon bear-shaped soy wax melts perfect for citrus lovers!
LONG-LASTING SCENTS - Soy wax burns cleaner, lasts longer than paraffin-based products.

DIRECTIONS – We recommend starting with one bear for small, plug-in warmers, and 2-3 for larger warmers. Mixing melts is highly recommended!
I definitely recommend checking them out, for the price, and the scents, they are amazing! I am never going back to candles again!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Nerium Gift Sets Are Available NOW & With Free Gifts!



Give the gift of beauty and youth this holiday season with these amazing gift sets from Nerium!




Revive Your Eyes Holiday Bundle: Featuring both Age-Defying Eye Serum and Eye-V Patches, our Revive Your Eyes Holiday Bundle is the brightest gift EYE-deal of the season.


Wash & Glow Holiday Bundle: Wash and Glow Holiday bundle feature two of our newest skincare stars, IllumaBoost™ Brightening & Shield and Double-Cleansing Face Wash. Perfect for giving, or treating yourself.  


Daily Vitality Holiday Bundle: With our Daily Vitality Holiday Bundle, featuring both Youth Factor™ Complete Vitality Complex and Superfood & Antioxidant Boost Powder, giving the gift of wellness has never been easier.


FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE – a $40 retail value.* Includes limited-edition travel bag and three Eye-V™ Moisture Boost Hydrogel Patches. Take the hassle out of holiday shopping – they can even send bundles directly to the recipient. Hurry! Quantities are limited.

*For a limited time, purchase this bundle and get the travel bag and Eye-V Patches gift at no additional charge. Receive a gift for each bundle purchased, while supplies last. To receive the gift, you must purchase the holiday bundle. The gift will not be automatically applied to purchases of products, even if you purchase both items individually in the same order. If you choose Auto-Delivery Order, the free gift applies only to the first order. The following month the two products in the bundle will remain on your Auto-Delivery Order but will not include the free gift.


Check out more amazing products from Nerium by visiting their website http://www.nerium.com/us/en/


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Makari de Suisse Products




Makari de Suisse products are made for women who want to lighten or brighten their current skin tone. My skin has always been dull, so I love that there is a product out there for brightening. You can purchase these products on Amazon or at Wal-Mart.


For years, women of color have sought high-end skincare products designed exclusively for their unique concerns. Finally, with the Classic collection by Makari, everyone can achieve the clear, smooth, glowing complexion they’ve always dreamed of. Specially formulated for dry to normal skin types, our Voile de Corps Hand & Body Lotion is enriched with a targeted blend of healing botanicals including borage oil, carob fruit, and nourishing aloe vera. After bath or shower, apply to arms, legs, and body, and see dry, rough, lifeless skin transform before your eyes. This hydrating and rejuvenating cream can also be applied throughout the day to soothe dry, cracked, overworked hands. From flakes and rough patches to fine lines and wrinkles, it’s a multipurpose lotion that handles it all with gentle but powerful ingredients found in nature. Pair it with Makari’s complete line of lightening products to keep skin luxuriously silky and smooth!







Makari Baby Oil Calming oil absorbs easily without leaving a greasy film. It allows for a comforting and soothing massage that stimulates baby’s senses and supports overall well-being, leaving the skin soft, supple and silky smooth.





For years, women of color have sought high-end skincare products designed exclusively for their unique concerns. Finally, with the Extreme collection by Makari, everyone can achieve the clear, smooth, glowing complexion they’ve always dreamed of. Specially formulated for all skin types, our Extreme Botanical Body Oil is enriched with rejuvenating carrot oil, antioxidant-rich argan oil, Omega 3, Omega 6 and other powerful anti-aging ingredients derived from natural plant-based sources. Once or twice a day, massage a few drops into freshly washed skin, and watch as dryness, wrinkles, stretch marks and acne scars fade away for a bright, youthful, perfectly even appearance. This revitalizing treatment is also great for infusing moisture and protecting against free radicals without messy, greasy residue. Add a bottle to your cart today, use routinely with Makari’s complete line of Extreme lightening products—and achieve your ideal shade of beautiful!






For years, women of color have sought high-end skincare products designed exclusively for their unique concerns. Finally, with the Classic collection by Makari, everyone can achieve the clear, smooth, glowing complexion they’ve always dreamed of. Specially formulated for all skin types, our Luxurious Lightening Exfoliating Body Wash is enriched with hydrating aloe vera, brightening glycolic acid, and mulberry root extract, a naturally derived active whitening agent. In the bath or shower, lather up both face and body with this exfoliating cleanser, and watch as acne marks, scars, and discoloration fade away for a fresh, youthful, perfectly even appearance. This rejuvenating soap is also great for replenishing dry skin’s natural moisture. Use routinely with Makari’s complete line of Classic lightening products to achieve your ideal shade of beautiful!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Boozy Creamery by The Curious Creamery




I don't know why no one thought of it before. Ice cream made for adults, with alcohol. Sounds good right? Well, let me tell you, it's DELICIOUS. We whipped up a batch for a girls night, and it was so good, it had all my friends asking where they could get more.

Boozy Creamery is so easy to make. Take the pouch/flavor of your choice, blend with the listed water or milk, and add the alcohol. Freeze for a few hours, and there you go, you have your own alcohilic ice cream, no ice cream maker required!


The flavors available are:

If you are not sure which one you would like to try first, you can buy a sampler pack! 

The Boozy Creamery provides a revolutionary new way to make alcoholic ice cream at home, no ice cream machine required! Just add a chilled liquid (water or milk) and alcohol. Then whisk for 5 minutes, freeze and enjoy. It’s the perfect adult treat for any day or occasion.

You can purchase a single pack, a sampler pack or a 6 pack of 1 flavor here. Be sure to check out the other products for The Curious Creamery, they all look great!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Paw Pods Biodegradable Pet Caskets and Urns





It's never easy to say goodbye to your pet. I have done it so many times, today I'll share a story about when I wish I had a Paw Pod. 

Gizmo was my shih-tzu. My husband bought him for me for Valentine's Day in 1996, the year we got married. He was 8 weeks old, and the cutest puppy ever. People would stop and ask us where we got such a cute dog. Gizmo traveled the states with us when he was 3 years old, we drove across country and all up and down the west coast. When we moved to Los Angeles, my husband and I only had him, we were married for 10 years before kids, so to us, he was our baby. In L.A. we would take him to dog parks, and to the Malibu beach, and Santa Monica Pier...the long train on Venice Beach..he went everywhere with us. 

When Xander was born, he loved him, he would curl up and sleep next to Xander every night, I think he was protecting him. 

Then, when I was 6 months pregnant with my 2nd child, we got up one day and my little Gizmo (who was now almost 11 years old) was bleeding when he urinated. We had just moved to FL from Nevada, and had JUST been able to afford to get the apartment we were in. So I knew this was not good. We rushed him to the nearest vet, and they told us that he had kidney stones. He needed immediate surgery which was going to cost $1500. We didn't have it, we didn't have credit cards to put it on, we didn't have family to ask or any friends in FL to help us. It was such an awful feeling to know we had to put him down. The vet said that was the only other option. 

I cried. I sat there with him while they did it, and I remember his big sigh when the pain medication had gone in, I cried so hard that I pushed myself into pre-term labor, and almost ended up losing my newborn too. 

I didn't have any other pets for a long time, because I didn't want a pet if I couldn't ever not afford to get it the care it needed. 

Gizmo's body was kept by the vet's office, I left with nothing. Nothing to remember him by, well, I do have a stuffed toy that was his that I cherish, but I wish I could have buried him. The vet asked if I wanted to take him home, but I couldn't deal with the thought of putting him into a box. If I had already had a Paw Pod, it would have been much easier, and now I am keeping a Paw Pod for my dog and my cat, just in case, for someday.




Paw Pods eco-friendly, biodegradable pet burial pods and urns help provide closure for your customers during one of life’s most difficult times. Paw Pods make the terrible experience of losing a pet better by delivering the body of the beloved family member in a dignified manner. At Paw Pods we want to do our part to protect the environment. Our Pods are made from 100% biodegradable materials. Our remarkable durable pods and urns are constructed of bamboo fiber and rice husk. Each Pod is accompanied with a sympathy card and seeded leaf designed for planting with the pod to create a living memorial. Our green-conscious philosophy underlies all of our development and production activities.

You can purchase Paw Pods at Bed Bath and Beyond or on Amazon. With so many size options available, you are sure to get the right one for your pet.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Celebrate Pizza Month with Tandoor Chef and Enter your Recipe to WIN!


I have always loved Tandoor Chef. I buy their products all the time. We love the Naan bread, ecpecially with some butter and garlic. This month, Tandoor Chef is giving you the chance to win $1000! Just create a pizza recipe using Naan! 

If you need some inspiration, Tandoor Chef has created their own line of pizza! With flavors like Eggplant and Cilantro Pesto you are sure to find one you love!


The contest is only open for a limited time, so hurry and get your recipe in!

You can submit your recipe on Facebook


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Tips for Keeping Your Pet Calm During the Holidays



Just like people, pets require special care during those long winter months to protect them from painful joints, arthritis, and other cold weather ailments. Here are some winter pet tips from Dr. Hillary Cook, a holistic veterinarian who works with NHV Natural Pet Products, makers of veterinarian-approved and formulated plant-based natural supplements from organically grown and wild crafted herbs, to keep your pet safe and happy this winter.

Winter Walks – After walking your dog during the winter months, make sure to towel dry them completely. Take extra care around paw pads. Wipe this area with a wet clean cloth to remove any salt or chemicals from the road. Rub NHV Heal Care Ointment on cleaned paw pads to protect and soothe. Without proper care, pet paw pads can become dry, cracked and very painful. For other pets, like cats, outside time should be limited, since they may seek warmth in unsafe places, such as a car radiator.

Shake Off Those Winter Blues – Most pet owners tend not to take dogs and other pets out for long periods of time during the winter, because it’s understandably too cold even for us humans. However, pets need still need exercise and mental stimulation. A lack of both these needs may cause stress, anxiety, and destructive behaviors. There are plenty of indoor games that can keep pets occupied and out of trouble. Try treat dispensing toys, puzzle toys, tread mills, exercise balls… which can keep dogs occupied for hours; for cats, a motorized mouse would work. To ease restlessness and stress from being indoors, use NHV Lesstress for dogs or NHV Matricalm for cats. These formulas help calm the nerves without affecting moods and personality, and are safe for long term use.

Happy Pets Have Healthy Skin – As the cold weather begins to blow, dogs and cats are prone to dry skin. To improve overall coat condition, and help with skin issues from the inside-out, add omega-3 fatty acids to their diet. Studies show that dogs and cats given omega 3 fatty acids (try NHV PetOmega 3) had improvement in clinical signs of pruitis, self trauma, coat character, and alopecia (loss of hair).

Staying Cozy – Cats and dogs feel the chill of winter extra deep in their bones (just like us people!). Be sure to give them more blankets during the winter months. If taking small dogs outside, dress them in a sweater or jacket as they are unable to generate the heat they need themselves. Larger dogs tend to suffer the effects of stiff joints and arthritic pain, and as they need all their muscles to support their weight, keeping them limber and pain free is important. There are plenty of orthopedic beds for larger dog breeds that will help. In addition, supplement their diet with NHV Yucca and NHV Old Timer, which will aid with joint pain, soothe inflammation, and help pets suffering from arthritis. Remember to keep arthritic dogs and cats moving in the winter especially, if joints are not mobile arthritis is compounded.

Don’t Hold It! In the winter, I see an increase in UTI’s from animals holding in urine because it’s too cold outside. Make sure dogs get enough time outside to do their business. If a UTI develops see your veterinarian. You may also want to try NHV Tripsy, a natural supplement that will help support the health of the kidneys and bladder throughout the winter months.

Watch That Winter Weight: Less exercise means less calories are expended, and is true for any indoor dog who is not going out for their regular walks. Follow recommended feeding guidelines for your dog, but do not over feed. However, if dogs are housed outside, they need more calories. Studies suggest that dogs who are exposed to low temperatures need three times the normal calories as they would need in moderate temperature. Use NHV Multi Essentials, a herbal multivitamin to fill nutritional gaps for outdoor and indoor pets. Both NHV and myself as a veterinary practioners strongly recommend that pets be housed indoors, especially in the winter.


Don’t Get Close To The Heat – In an effort to stay warm, pets may get too close to heat sources, which can be dangerous. Be sure to keep fireplaces gated or closed, and heat sources like baseboard heaters and radiators out of reach from pets. Should pets accidentally burn themselves, take the animal to the vet right away. For after emergency care of burns use NHV All Clear Ointment and NHV Ouch Away Spray to help heal external trauma, fight infections, and reduce inflammation.





Dr. Hillary Cook, NHV's lead holistic vet, is a graduate of Virginia Maryland Regional Veterinary Medical school. She has been practicing holistic and integrative veterinary medicine for fifteen years. She certified in Veterinary acupuncture and is fully qualified in Western and Chinese herbalism. She is the owner of Animal Wellness Center, an integrative veterinary clinic in Crozet, VA.


NVH NATURAL PET PRODUCTS provides veterinarian-formulated supplements derived from natural botanicals to support the health and well-being of pets including dogs, cats and small animals. In addition to the safe and effective manufacture of a full-line of Veterinarian-approved pet supplements that contain organically grown and cultivated herbs and botanicals, NHV also offers vet consultations to provide professional support and guidance for disease prevention and treatment for over 43 conditions. For more tips, visit www.nhvnaturalpetproucts.com.






Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.