Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top Ten Posts of 2014


What a busy year! Reviews, recipes, giveaways, homeschool goodies and more... reviews! Below is a list of the top ten articles I've written this year based on the number page views they have received. I was certainly surprised by some, but certainly not by my Number One! 

#10 SPELLING YOU SEE


#9 PERSONAL PIZZA MAKING FOR KIDS

#8 PACMAN COOKIE CAKE

#7 DOLPHIN TALE 2

#6 COLLAGE.COM

#5 TRACI MICHELE DESIGNS


#4 SMILE BRILLIANT

#3 GOD'S NOT DEAD MOVIE REVIEW
(I try to avoid negative reviews and don't do them often!)


#2 RAGAMUFFIN 

#1 GLIDEWARE




Monday, December 22, 2014

Retinol Moisturizer {Review}

As I have mentioned before, dry skin is just one of those unmentionable discomforts of the season, at least where I live anyways! I know I'm not the only one. And fortunately InstaNatural has provided a cream that can be incorporated into my daily routine. The Retinol Moisturizer is different than the other products I've reviewed from this company. Before, I shared about serums and gels but this is a cream that can be applied in addition to any serums or gels. This cream can be applied after serums and leaves my skin feeling fresh and moisturized. Like other InstaNatural products, this moisturizer is filled with natural ingredients. This winter if you are out skiing, snowboarding, ice skating or simply sledding with the kids, be sure to grab Retinol Moistuizer to keep your skin feeling fresh!

Disclaimer: Brought to You by Brandbacker. All opinions stated are my own.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

InstaNatural Eye Gel {Review}

I have a confession to make. Ok, maybe it's not a confession because maybe it's obvious. Anyways, the deal is, I struggle with bags under my eyes. But honestly, what mother doesn't? I just think some women hide it better than others. But why hide them when you can get rid of them? Enter InstaNatural Eye Gel This gel has become a life saver in my world. Filled with natural ingredients like plant stem cells and cucumber it just another product from InstaNatural that I can feel good about! I've been using this product daily and it feels like a spa treatment every time. 
I've personally only been using it under my eyes because that is my primary problem area but it is safe to be used on your entire face. The ingredients are safe and natural with no parabens, sulfates or alcohol. It is made with organic ingredients in the USA. Another great product from InstaNatural!



Disclaimer: Thanks to InstaNatural for the above product in exchange for this review. 
All opinions stated are my own.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Vitamin C Facial Toner {Review}


Recently, I shared with you about a new line of nature inspired beauty products, InstaNatural. These products are full of ingredients that you can feel good about and not worry about putting on your skin! So. My birthday is coming up soon, ahhhh, just a reminder that I am not getting any younger! But that doesn't mean I have to show my age! (And no, I'm not telling you how many years young I am going to be!)

The Vitamin C Facial Toner created by InstaNatural is designed to tighten pores and make your skin appear more silky and smooth! The 4 ounce toner comes in a spray bottle for easy application. Just spray on in the morning and evening and allow the toner to do what it was created to do! So mom, if you are looking for a way to treat yourself this season, this is the way to go! This is a great way to spend that Amazon Gift Card you received in your stocking or that cash you received in a card from a loved one far away! With a price you can feel good about, ingredients you can trust and a scent you can enjoy, this is a product I highly recommend!

Disclaimer: Thanks to InstaNatural for providing this product for the purpose of this review.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Up For A Nomination!


It's that time of year! No, I'm not talking about the mistletoe and tinsel. This time, I'm referring to The Homeschool Post's Homeschool Awards!

This is the FIRST year that Thrift Schooling is in the running and I would absolutely appreciate each and every vote. You can vote here, once a day until December 29th. If your a fan of this blog then please, head on over and give me a click. (If you have already, thanks so much!) And, while you are there, stick around and check out the other blogs up for nomination, there are 20 different categories!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum {Review}


Recently, at our local area homeschool Christmas party, I was talking with some moms about life before cell phones. You know, when there used to be pay phones on the side of the road. Remember? You put a quarter in and... Sigh. Just a reminder that I am certainly not getting any younger! Fortunately, my face doesn't have to give away my age. InstaNatural provides beauty products that include natural ingredients to help keep your skin looking healthy and radiant! 

Now, I'm not the type to head out and get a Botox treatment done to simply look younger. But I do see the importance in taking care of my skin! I'm not a big makeup person, though I'm not opposed to wearing it on special occasions. But since I don't wear it often, it actually seems to help my skin because I'm not bombarding it with chemicals. Yet, even so, there is still the factor of the weather. When the weather gets dry, so does my face. It's a fact. I've always had this problem. To help with this problem, InstaNatural has a Hyaluronic Acid Serum made with natural ingredients such as Green Tea, Vitamin C, Jojoba Oil and Hyaluronic Acid. 


Sale Price $16.45

InstaNatural’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum contains botanically derived Hyaluronic Acid along with a perfect blend of antioxidants Vitamin C + E + Green Tea. Hyaluronic Acid is a great natural hydrator for the skin by helping the skin to retain moisture. 

Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Serum

- Improves skin texture and brightness with intense moisture and balance

- Reduces appearances of dark circles & puffiness

- Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

- Provides instant hydration for smoother, softer skin

- Helps you achieve an overall vibrant, healthy complexion

The bottle of this serum that I received (pictured above) was 2 ounces. It came in a blue bottle with a dropper that you can use to control the amount you get for each application. I used it only once a day and found that it was extremely easy to use. A little bit of the serum goes a long way and leaves your face feeling refreshed!


Disclaimer: Thanks to InstaNatural and Brandbacker for making this post possible!
 I received the above products in exchange for this review. All opinions stated here are my own.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Giveaway #3


It's the final day of my Christmas Gift Giveaways here at Thrift Schooling and I have a real treat for you! Enter to win a Custom Photo Ornament just in time for the holidays! You can order the oval 2.375" X 3"or the rectangle 3" X 2". Both styles will hold one to six photos.

What makes these ornaments unique is the image is printed on both sides! I love that! I completely forgot about that fact when I got it. Then, when I received it in the mail and pulled it out, I was excited to see the pictures on both sides, in great quality too! 

I had fun making this ornament. I chose the oval style and simply did one photo. But I didn't stretch it. Rather, I found a fun Christmas theme background on the site and placed the image over top of it. It turned out beautifully!


ENTER TO WIN

Enter the Rafflecopter Below to win an Photo Ornament of Choice!
Be sure to enter my other giveaways listed below!

DAY ONE: CUSTOM WRAPPING PAPER Ends 12/7
DAY TWO: ALUMINUM PRINT Ends 12/7
DAY THREE: CUSTOM ORNAMENT Ends 12/7


Disclaimer: Many thanks to Collage.com for providing Thrift Schooling with the above product for the purpose of this review. A big thank you as well for providing a Thrift Schooling reader with the same prize! 
All opinions stated in this post are my own.

Countdown to Christmas


It's December 1st! 
You know what that means!
Only 25 days until Christmas!

Whether you have an extravagant Pinterest inspired advent activity planned for this month or not, there is still time to download the NEW Christmas Countdown Desktop App!

 
This new Desktop App is a fun and creative way to experience all the joys and anticipation of the holidays! The Countdown to Christmas offers 12 interactive experiences filled with surprises from games to decorating! For only $1.99, you and your family will enjoy getting into the holiday spirit with this brand new product!

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