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Monday, February 29, 2016

The Christopher Brothers "Dog Daze" album (review)

Disclosure: I was given information and download from Big Pictures Media in order to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my own!

The Christopher Brothers are a band composed of three brothers; Cameron, 19; Charles, 17; and Ethan, 14. They are teen pop/rock band from Los Angeles, CA, and they all write, play, and produce all of their music. (That is awesome!) Cameron does vocals and the drums, Charles does vocals and guitar, and Ethan does vocals and bass. The brothers have already got a fan base and have been touring across the USA. They've played at malls, Six Flags, schools, clubs, fairs, and the like. Some of the venues include Whiskey A Go Go, LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA, and The Roxy. They've opened for Spyro Gyra, Al Jarreau, and War at the Vancouver Wind and Jazz Festival.  (Very accomplished for their ages!) The part that I was impressed about from the news release about the guys was that they made it into the Top 20 of the group category on X Factor, and received praises from Simon Cowell! 



I got the chance to review the album which was released February 12th, and it's called "Dog Daze". 
I will admit that it is a really cool album, and yes, you read "really cool" from this mom! The album's got 9 songs on it. I'm wondering where they got the name for the album! 

Track List:
1) The Girl Next Door
2) Let Me Out
3) OCD
4) Somebody Just Like You
5) Windmill
6) When You Turn Around
7) Into You
8) Ariana
9) No Rain

My favorites were "Somebody Just Like You", "The Girl Next Door" , "No Rain", and "Into You".  All of their songs have a beat that almost reminded me of The Beatles in their younger years, but I don't know how to explain why! They definitely have a great beat to three songs, regardless! 

Their next scheduled tour date is in Austin, TX at the San Jac on March 19th. 

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

I'm So Behind!

Hey! I'm so behind! Between the flu at the end of last month with the lingering cough and going back to work at the beginning of February, I'm behind on posts, laundry, and household cleaning! Arrrrggghhhh! I'm feeling like Charlie Brown! We had to go car shopping during my first week back at work, due to my husband not having a vehicle anymore. In other words, our 16 year old mini-van up and died on his way home from work on February 2nd. We shared the Toyota for a couple of days, between my night shift job and his day shift job. Son definitely had to catch the bus to get to school!
We chose to buy another Toyota, though Steve really wanted a Subaru! It was the money issue, and saving dollars is what we had to do.

I had my 3rd EGD in over 20 years the following week, as my GI doctor is trying to rule out why my liver enzymes keep creeping up. I have a follow up appointment with her this following week. Oh joy! I love my GI doc, she's the best, but I'm not thrilled about what she's going to tell me this week.

I'm also going to be asking the school board for testing for Steven, which means at some point, another IEP with the school counselors. Steven's been having a hard time, since he's missed a lot of school due to back pain this year, and it is still an on-going problem. We may be looking at summer school this year, just to get him to his senior year in the fall.

Just too much going on in our family and not enough time to get things done! I thought that I'd be caught up by now!



Saturday, February 13, 2016

Exfolimate (Review)

Disclosure: I received free or reduced price product in exchange for my review. The opinions expressed are my own!


People exfoliate their skin in several different ways. There are back and body brushes, loofah sponges, loofah and sisal and another type of mitt, washcloths, and the list could go on, I'm sure.
Exfolimate came out with a unique way of exfoliating your skin with bathing and shaving, and they can be used by females and males alike. The men can use the body one on their body for general exfoliation of their skin. The face one can be used prior to shaving to help prevent the facial hair from becoming ingrown.  Women can using the body one to exfoliate their body and use the facial one to help keep their skin from having pore issues.

You can't use them on dry skin, you must be using soap or shaving cream with their exfoliators.  They exfoliators can be washed with soap and water, and since they have cords on them, they can be hung up in the shower or bathroom to dry. Steven and I used them, but not Steve. I currently have them hanging up in Steven's bathroom so that he can use them more frequently. We do like them a lot!

For more information, check them out at Exfolimate  .





Wednesday, February 10, 2016