Sunday, May 20, 2018


I know I don't do reviews too often anymore. I want to be sure that a product that I'm going to review is something that fits with my blog and with our family's lifestyle, which is why I am doing a review for Dr. Jacobs castile soaps.

Castile soap is very mild and works well with most skin types. I have to admit that I do wash my face with bar soap in the morning which I am sure many dermatologists would gasp at. But along with that confession I have to also add that I use a Castile soap which is different than using traditional soap.

 For the purpose of the review I tried out the almond honey liquid Castile soap right right away at home and I absolutely adore the scent. And it left my skin feeling so clean. I do intend to bring this soap because it has a pump bottle up to our cabin to use in the bathroom. There we don't leave out any bar soap which could attract unwanted visitors.

Some things I wanted to tell you about Dr. Jacobs Naturals Castile soap is that it contains no parabens, no petrochemicals, no sulfates, no phthalates (what kind of word is that with 4 consonants in a row), no gluten, is 100% vegan and is made in the USA.

The scent base gave me to try out in the bar soap is minty cucumber mojito. The scent is refreshing. I really like using bar soaps. There is something ritualistic about lathering up the bar and your body.

Last week they sent me a large bottle of charcoal liquid soap that would be great for putting in your own pop bottles that you need to refill. I have been seeing a lot more beauty products made with charcoal as of late. It seems to be a new Beauty Trend because the charcoal is supposed to be detoxifying and purifying. The label reads that it is a three-in-one product that cleanses, softens, and sense. The scent is definitely more musky than the other two. There are directions on the bottle of how to use it as a body wash, shampoo, and shaving lather. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Too Cute Not to Share -- Our Dog Trained to Ring a Bell for a Treat

The kids spent some time working with our dog Ace to teach him to ring a bell in order to receive a treat. He is a very food motivated dog, so he learned this rather quickly.



Friday, May 4, 2018

Kids Bowl FREE!

Kids Bowl Free 

It's that time of year again where parents are looking for ideas for things for their kids to do so they aren't just sitting around home all day or complaining of boredom.

Kids Bowl Free is a program in which many bowling alleys participate and kids can come bowl for free all summer long. Here is the list of participating MN bowling alleys.  You can also go through that link to access the website and find the list available in your state!

Moms Fish FREE in MN May 12-13

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May 12-13  MN residents moms fish free.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


I was super excited to learn about these FREE Golf lessons at Cuyuna Rolling Hills. This is near our cabin up north in Minnesota.

The kids will each be able to take a free lesson in June and July. Perhaps I will get my first lesson in June.

I just randomly stumbled across this when I was looking up golf courses and driving ranges near the cabin.