Tuesday, March 3, 2015

WW: Lego Club {Linky}

What Mica Made:


What Isaak Made:


Dad and the boy's made me a mask out of Duplo's last night.





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Scary

This morning was an icy one. Black ice to be more specific. If people did not watch the news here, they would have no idea that it was icy.

I stepped out onto the steps, and if I wasn't holding on I would have slipped for sure. 

Many students are gone today. I only hope that they are safe. I don't fear car accidents as much as I do falling, while walking. 

A fellow co-worker came in, and wasn't making sense. He said something about hitting his head, talked for a minute, and repeated what he said over and over again. I had no clue all this was going on because I was in class. His wife picked him up, took him to the ER, they did a CAT scan, and found out he has a concussion, and sent him home.

It's very important to watch out for black ice!

Have you ever had a concussion?

Monday, March 2, 2015

3rd Grade Conferences for Mica

Before we stopped in to speak with Mica's teacher we visited a teacher that specially works with our kids. She holds special classes for gifted children. She said, "Your kids are so smart. I'd like to test their minds." That's kind of cool, yet kind of creepy to. She wants to test their IQ's after they take their state tests. Boy am I glad my kids do not have my learning problems that I had when I was growing up! She also said, "I hope you don't have your kids switch schools. They are such a joy to work with!"

On we went to talk to Mica's teacher, while the boys watch The Wizard of Oz on a portable DVD player.

Mica's conferences work much different than Isaak's. Isaak's are self guided, while Mica's are one on one with the teacher and the parent(s). I have to say that we prefer talking about our kids behind their backs, instead of in front of them. Not really. It's just what we're used to. I feel like we can get down to business that way.

Mica's teachers for the past 3 years were afraid that he might have problems being bored in the classroom. His teacher tested his knowledge at the beginning of this school year, and now. He's shown a lot of growth. That makes me confident that Mica is where he's supposed to be in school. He started school when he just turned 6, so he's a little older than many of his classmates. 

Mica's gifted in writing, reading, and smart in math, but has to work more with math. They are not diving into science as much as the teacher would like at his age. I don't remember doing a whole lot of science at his age. I remember getting into it more when I was in 4th grade.

Mr. Snowman was hanging on the wall. 

One wintry day I made a snowman. The next day I saw him he was not the same. I sort of think it went like this...The snowmen and snowgirls gathered wood from their woodpiles and built a grand ballroom. Next the snowmen dance with mates, drink champagne, and eat from plates. Then once midnight strikes, a party's begun. They show off moves and have some fun! 


I have no idea how he knows about champagne we hardly drink alcohol. He know about getting drunk from watching Little House on the Prairie
 
In the hallway there was a book of stories that upper elementary students put together. They had to write a letter to a parent, and try and convince them to let them get a pet of any kind.
 
Dear Mom,
 
If you could get me any animal it would be a speedy peregrine falcon. I would clean its cage, feed it meat, and it's name is Tron. I sure would love to switch DNAs. Please can I have a peregrine falcon?

Yours Truly,

Mica


I thought it was pretty cute!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

EVAO Extra Virgin Organic Argan Oil 100% USDA Review

An oil I like to use for my face is Argan Oil. I use it on my forehead all the time. I got EVAO Extra Virgin Organic Argan Oil 100% USDA to Review.

  
You can buy it on Amazon for $28.50. It's originally $69.


About:

EVAO is 100% organic cold pressed Extra Virgin Argan Oil, direct from the argan trees of Morocco. This oil is full of naturally occurring vitamin E in a form that is easily absorbed by the hair and body.

A few drops adds shine and manageability to hair. Tames fly aways and split ends. I do use my Aragan Oil for this. I seem to always have hairs that are sticking up. It's also great for moisturizing skin and nails.

  • EVAO Extra Virgin Argan Oil
  • 100% Organic. USDA Organic. EcoCert Organic.
  • Nothing added or subtracted. Cold Pressed to preserve natural vitamins.
  • Ideal for adding shine and manageability to hair. Great for moisturizing dry skin.
  • Produced by a cooperative of Moroccan Berber women. Fair Trade.
 




  • EVAO is good for you. 

  • Good for Berber women. 

  • And good for the environment because they preserve Argan trees and prevent deforestation.

I love that it's produced in small batches. The bottle they scent me was bottled on December 2014.  


I've actually seen success with Argan Oil helping with eczema. Mica gets eczema sometimes. Argan Oil really helps with this. 


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Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil & Massage Oil Review

I'm stocking up on Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil & Massage Oil. The one I got to review is from GoPure Naturals. Oil works better on my skin, and the boy's skin. It's works for us much better than lotion.


I put different essential oils in Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oils. Now they have different scents. This one I added lemon. I love how fresh it smells!

It soaks into my skin, and doesn't leave a sticky or oily feeling. 

It's $15, but on sale for $14.50.

goPURE Naturals is an all new, All Natural Skin Care Brand launching this month after years of research and development. 

*Made in the USA.
 
Coconut Oil has MANY Benefits but is GREAT for use to keep your skin from getting dried out, and as a MASSAGE OIL! This type of coconut oil is only meant for the skin. It's not thick and clumpy, it's liquid. The only thing I wish that the bottle would have is an extra nozzle for spraying it out.
  • It's 100% Pure and Natural
  • Has no additives
  • Has no preservatives
  • No Harmful Chemicals
  • No Parabens
  • No Artificial Fragrances
  • No fillers
  • Non-greasy 
  • Hypoallergenic
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Do you ever use coconut oil for your skin?

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Peppermint & Lavender Essential Oils Review

I love essential oils. There's so much I've done with them.

InstaNatural scent me a few oils to try out. I so far have loved all of their products! Their scents are strong, so only use a few drops.

InstaNatural scent me Peppermint Essential Oil 

It comes in a Large 4 OZ Bottle With Dropper 

100% Pure & Natural

Ingredient: 100% Pure Steam-Distilled Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha Piperita)

A $19.97 Value

Peppermint Essential Oil is a multi-purpose oil that cools, energizes and refreshes the body and mind. This steam-distilled oil is extracted from dried or fresh leaves from the Mentha Piperita herb, giving it a sharp, menthol fragrance. Its pleasantly sweet and minty aroma makes it a premium choice for aromatherapy to improve the mind and lift the spirits.

Tips for Use: You can put a few drops on your wrist, add a few drops to your bath water or boiling water to breath in. It helps with colds, allergies, and headaches. You can make your own sugar scrub, add it to coconut oil, add it to plain scent shampoo, soap, or lotion.


InstaNatural also scent me Lavender Essential Oil 

It comes in a Large 4 OZ Bottle With Dropper 

100% Pure, Natural & Undiluted

Ingredient: 100% Pure Steam-Distilled Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula Officinalis)

A $19.97 Value

Lavender Essential Oil is a steam-distilled oil that relaxes and rejuvenates the body and mind with a fresh floral aroma. This essential oil is extracted from the oil glands of the Lavandula Officinalis plant, which gives the oil its sweet herbaceous fragrance. Our Lavender Essential Oil’s clean and serene aroma makes it a perfect companion for aromatherapy to help ease the mind.   

Tips for Use: You can add a few drops on a clean cloth to put in your dryer when drying clothes. This will give your clothes a clean fresh smell. Add a few drops to your bath water or boiling water to breath in. It helps relax you. I'm still getting use to Lavender Oil. You can make your own sugar scrub, add it to coconut oil, add it to plain scent shampoo, soap, or lotion.

It's never been a scent I've been in love with. I know it's great for a lot of things, so I'm trying to be open minded to it.


Do you use essential oils? If you do what oil is your favorite? My favorite is Peppermint Oil.

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