Monday, June 19, 2017

Motivational Mondays (29)


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


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dollar Tree Haul (5)


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!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017



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.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Dollar Tree Haul (4)


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.


Monday, June 5, 2017

Motivational Mondays (27)


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