Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dollar Tree Haul (7)

Hello!

I went to the Dollar Tree yesterday and found a few things I want to share with you.


1. Extra Sweet Watermelon Gum. I always grab the gum at the Dollar Tree. This one has 20 pieces. I like the flavor too.

2. Gillette Venus Olay Shaving Gel in Vanilla Cashmere. I saw some YouTubers haul this item and found it myself. I really like it. It's a full size product and smells great. They have other scents as well but this was the only one available at my store. It comes out in gel but turns into cream kind of texture. Definitely recommend to pick it up if you find it.

3. Furlani Texas Garlic Toast. I love it. It was really good. It comes with 6 slices in a pack. Good deal and delicious.

4. Scissors. I was in need of these. They are kind of flimsy, not the best to cut anything very thick or hard but works pretty well overall.

5. Little Secrets Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy. I hauled toasted coconut ones before and thought I would try these. Tastes really good. Reminds me a lot of M&M's. Definitely recommend.

6. Chex Mix Savory Traditional Snack Mix. They had various flavors of these in my store. Great snack. Recommend picking these up.

7. Chex Mix Sweet & Salty Honey Nut Snack Mix. This is another flavor I wanted to try out. Haven't tasted it yet but I think it will be delicious.

8. Wyler's Authentic Italian Ices Original Flavors. I love these. My staple item during the summer. 

Until next DT haul.

~DL

Monday, July 10, 2017

Motivational Mondays (30)

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"Attract what you expect. Reflect what you desire. Become what you respect. Mirror what you admire." - Unknown

~DL

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Dollar Tree Haul (6)

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Here is yet another DT haul. This one is from the last 2 trips to the store. 


1. Hanover Brown Sugar & Bacon Baked Beans. These ones were really tasty. A pretty good deal as well.

2. Nutty Naturals Rain Forest trail mix. I usually pick these up. Great if you are looking for a low sodium snack.

3. Sherwood Nut Clusters (peanut, sunflower, pumpkin seed and cranberries). I love these. Fills you up and tastes great.

4. Betty Crocker Sweet Rewards Brownie Bars with Caramel. I have never seen these before but I decided to try them and it was a score. Definitely satisfies my sweet tooth.

5. Quaker Caramel Nut Chewy Dipps. This is a repurchase. I love taking these to work for a snack or just have them as a treat. Happy to find brand names at the Dollar Tree. Not very healthy but better than chocolate candy bar, I suppose. :D

More food items:


1. Wyler's Authentic Italian Ices (Original Flavors). I love these during the summer time. Great way to cool off when it's hot.

2. Snyder's Bowties Crispy Baked Pretzels (Original). I've seen people haul these and thought I would try them. I love them with hummus and it's a pretty good deal.

3. Premium Hunt's Pasta Sauce (Garlic and Herb). Usually I get my pasta sauce from Aldi's but I wanted to try this out.



1. Aluminum Foil. I grabbed this since I was out of it. Might not be very sturdy but works when I need it.

2. Fabuloso Multi Purpose Cleaner (Passion of Fruits). It smells really good, mostly like apples. I got this to clean the floor. I don't think it leaves the scent for a very long time once it dries. I was happy it had 30% more of product.

3. Lysol Power Toilet Bowl Cleaner. I have never seen this in the store before so I thought I would try it out.

4. Nail Guard Sponges. I always buy these. They come in a six pack. They don't last a very long time but I like to replace them often anyways. 

5. Dog Toy. Had to get this one for my puppy. He loved it as usual. These kind of Dollar Tree toys don't last a very long time for my dog but he enjoys them to the fullest.

6. Nature's Best Flea and Tick shampoo. I got this as an addition to the drops I use to prevent fleas and ticks. It is made from natural ingredients which I really like. Smells nice but doesn't stay on for a long time. It foams up pretty good.


1. I got this "piggy bank" frame to store bunch of pennies I accumulated. It is not heavy duty but will work if you are careful with it. Check when you pick because some of them might be better than others.

2. Wall Art. I will hang this one in my dining room. I thought it was really cute for a dollar.

3. Nature's Measure Women's Daily Vitamins. I love these vitamins. I believe these are the ones that actually work for me. They last for a month and come in small pills that are easy to swallow. 

4. Glade Matcha Garden Spray. I wanted to try since I saw some people haul this spray. It smells like green tea and aloe. It's fresh and so far I like it.

Done for now. Until next one...

~DL

Monday, June 19, 2017

Motivational Mondays (29)

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"Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

~DL

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dollar Tree Haul (5)

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Another one of Dollar Tree hauls is here. I went there today and found some goodies you might want to pick up too.

Here are some food items:


1. Trident Splash Strawberry w/ Lime gum (15 pieces). I thought I would try this one. I like to switch out gum flavors and looks like this one is gonna be yummy. 

2. Sun Maid Oatmeal Raisin Apple Bite Size Premium Cookies. I saw someone haul these on YouTube and decided to grab them. They are pretty good, not too sweet but satisfied by sweet tooth. I wish they were more chewy than hard but overall - pretty good. 

3. Nutty Naturals Rain Forest trail mix. I always try to pick these up since they are low in sodium. This makes a tasty and pretty healthy snack.

4. Red Bird Assorted Candy Puffs. I love these. I was excited to see this bonus size bag in different flavors. 

5. Old Orchard Healthy Balance Pomegranate Blueberry Acai juice. This drink tastes really good and I like that it's reduced in sugar. 

6. Chef Ernesto Veggie Burgers. These are potato based veggie burgers I thought I would try. They taste pretty good and great for quick meal.

On to the outdoor/grilling stuff:


1. Cooking Concepts Silicone Basting Brush. I had to grab one of these since I didn't have it.

2. Bamboo Windchime. I hung this on my porch and it looks pretty cute.

3. Windchime. This one is really cute. I love the bicycle and couldn't pass it. This replaced the other windchime I had for years.  

4. Cooking Concepts Corn Holders. I thought these will come in handy while eating corn since it can be pretty messy. You get 4 pairs for a dollar.

5. Latex Grip Gloves. I got these in purple. They are not the best quality but I needed a new pair since other ripped. 

Some hygiene products and pillowcases:


 1. Assured Oral Health Rinse in Fresh Mint. This one tastes really good. Alcohol free and has active ingredient. 

2. Salon Selectives Moisture Renewal Shampoo. I love the hair mask from this brand so I thought I would try their shampoo. It has 15% bonus and is cruelty free. 

3. Miss Spa Bath & Shower Gel in Pomegranate and Mango. I saw a lot of people haul this. I think it retails for more than a dollar. Smells really good. I was glad to see it's a woman owned brand.

4. Luxury Home Pillowcases. You get 2 pillowcases for a dollar which is a pretty good deal. They had many different prints but this kind of matched my bedding. The material feels pretty good so I definitely recommend you picking these up. 

5. Colgate Total Whitening toothpaste. That's my staple buy at the Dollar Tree. 

That's it for now. Let me know what you got at the Dollar Tree recently and until next haul!

~DL

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!

Hello!

I am extremely passionate about pet adoption and I thought it would be great to spread the word about it.

I have two fur babies of my own, a cat and a dog.


I adopted my cat Bonita from SPCA (her previous owner surrendered her to the shelter) almost 4 years ago after my first cat Ruta passed away. I was devastated and Bonz (that's how I usually call Bonita :D) helped me to go through it. She is around 7 years old and has plenty of tortitude. Bonz is by my side most of the time and loves her playtime. We were definitely meant for each other.


A few months ago I also rescued my dog Otas from the local animal shelter where he came in as a stray. He is probably a little over a year old. I have wanted the dog for a while and there was no doubt it's going to be a pit bull. There are so many of them in the shelters and it's sad that so often they are being stereotyped and neglected. Otto the hippo (another way I often call him :D) is very energetic, goofy, stubborn and many other adjectives I could use to describe his colorful personality. Otas is a lot to handle but one thing I am certain - he is with me for life.

Click here to check out my Instagram page where I share their pictures.

I can't stress enough how important it is to adopt instead of buying. It doesn't only make you a better person, but also gives another chance for an animal in need. If you are looking for a furry family member, please consider a rescue.

~DL

Monday, June 12, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Dollar Tree Haul (4)

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Here are my latest finds from the Dollar Tree.


1. White ceramic dispenser. I use this for the hand soap in the kitchen. I have never seen this kind of dispenser at the DT. It can be a little difficult to pour some soap in there since the opening is pretty narrow, but it's manageable. Pump works good so far and it looks really nice by the sink.

2. Reach Essentials Anti-Plaque Oral Rinse in Refreshing Mint. I haven't seen this purple version of Reach mouthwash before. It has an active ingredient, which I am always looking for and tastes good.

3. Little Secrets Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate. This is my jam. I love these candies. They remind me of M&M's. Definitely recommend these.

4. Greenbrier Kennel Club Dog Biscuits in Basted Beef Flavor. My dog loves these. They offer a variety of them in different flavors. These, in particular, are bigger size bones out of the ones of this kind I've bought before.

5. Uno Dog Rib Bones. I buy these bones for my dog all the time. They last pretty long and my dog loves chewing on them. This is a great alternative for rawhide which I heard is not that good for dogs.

6. Extra Classic Bubble Gum. I always try to pick up my gum at the Dollar Tree. It seems to be a slightly better deal than anywhere else.

7. Kiss Gel Strong Nail Polish in Dorothy. I was excited to see this one since they usually don't carry these. I needed only one layer of it and the color is amazing. The brush is really big and wide which I like. The tip of it is square and not oval so it can be a little hard to paint your nails near the cuticles. Hopefully it lasts.

8. Essentials Lint Roller. It's one of my essential products I pick up at the DT. It was a bonus pack where you also get a travel lint roller.

9. Snacken Bone Beef Marrow Rings. I love getting these to keep my dog busy. They last a pretty long time and is better than rawhide.

That's it for now. Let me know what you picked up from the Dollar Tree lately in the comment section below, I would love to know.

~DL

Monday, June 5, 2017

Motivational Mondays (27)

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"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - Winnie the Pooh

~DL

Monday, May 29, 2017

Motivational Mondays (26)

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"You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place." - Miriam Adeney

~DL

Monday, April 3, 2017

Motivational Mondays (25)

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"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

~DL

Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Dollar Tree Coffee K-Cup Pods Review

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It's Monday... Let's talk about coffee.

So I decided to try out Coffee K-Cup Pods from the Dollar Tree. I wasn't expecting a lot but thought I could try this coffee out and let you know if it's worth a buck.

The packaging grabbed my attention. It's looks pretty cute. I decided to try this medium roast coffee in french vanilla flavor. There are 4 single serve cups in the box.

I just tried it with some creamer and sugar, just the way I always drink my coffee, and my verdict is a NO. I do not recommend these K-Cups. Main reason is the aftertaste of some almost bitter artificial flavor. I'm not sure if it's the french vanilla what makes the coffee taste bad but overall, I did not like it.



What is more, even though this product was made in USA, non-GMO and they state that the only one ingredient is 100% coffee, I was not a fan of the statement they had in small letters. It says: "WARNING. California Proposition 65. This Product May Contain A Chemical Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm." This definitely concerns me.

I believe that it's better to spend a little more money and get a better quality coffee. I've always had bad luck with cheap coffees and this one is not an exception.

Let me know what's your favorite coffee in the comments section down below.

~DL

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Easy Raisin Cake Recipe

Hello!

I found this easy raisin cake recipe and it soon became one of my favorites. Therefore, I would like to share this recipe with you guys.

You will need:
1 cup raisins,
2 cups water,
1/2 cup margerine,
1 tsp baking soda,
1/2 teaspoon salt,
1 cup white sugar,
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon,
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour.

Start with boiling raisins in the water for 10 mins. Then add margerine, let it melt and cool. Mix in flour, soda, salt, sugar, cinnamon. Mix well and pour into lightly greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 mins.



I also like to mix in or sprinkle on top some flax seeds before cooking.

Hope you enjoy!

~DL