So I never knew…

that you could make marshmallows! With the fall and winter approaching… oh wait today is the end of summer and the first day of Fall, so let me rephrase this! With Summer behind us and Fall just getting here and winter coming up soon. I am really loving Pumpkin Flavors right now. A lady on facebook just posted something pretty nifty. They are coffee Marshmallows (homemade of course)… here is the link for coffee marshmallows http://www.etsy.com/listing/56835938/coffee-marshmallows. Though its not the coffee I am after its the pumpkin spice. I don’t know why I am so drawn to Pumpkin flavors this time a year but man oh man! Its wonderful! ANYWAYS. Here is something I would love to try! and again these are Handmade http://www.etsy.com/listing/56781594/pumpkin-spice-marshmallows. Thats right Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows that are home/handmade. Now to make this all even better!!!!! Yep thats right better, it really seems like a pain in the booty but hey, like I always say, the harder to make or the more annoying it is to make it sure seems to turn out better than lazy out of the package treats and food… lol. Thats right another one of my hobbies is cooking and baking! If you don’t find me playing with my daughter, looking for a job, or trying to write and manage the blog and fanpage you will find me either in the kitchen or some place with water! So here is the Marshmallow recipe I found, I took it from another blog because well that was the only place I could find it! The recipe is from another blog called smittenkitchen.com, I have seen this blog around a few times mentioned on a few other blogs. Heres the marshmallow recipe (s.n. I wish I had her mixer! I hate using hand mixers cause your hands get tired) http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/06/springy-fluffy-marshmallows/.

Oh Starbucks has a Pumpkin Spice Latte, I am hoping to get one very very soon, or hell even find a recipe for that πŸ™‚

More Fall Posts to come!

XOXO – Ashley

Hiya Hiya Hiya

Ok so this is really just a random post, I am pretty bored right now so I am not sure what is going to come out of this lol. When I get bored I get very random and what comes out you never know!

So I am thinking about this move that I have made, 1 into a new house and 2 to a new blog.
1. The move… man oh man this move is a killer, very stressful! I have made myself sick from everything. Everyone is annoying the crap outta me, I think I have snapped on everyone at least twice a day and no I am not proud of it.
I really wish that I could take back some things I have said and evern the ways I have said them, its not right and I do feel really bad. I love my family… I do, but when you are stuck up someones butt the whole time for 4 days straight, its hard not to get mad and say things.

2. The new blog… Now the reason I decided to bring the blog from blogger.com to wordpress.com was well… I am not sure of a real reason, I wanted to check out the website Dennis Smith had wrote about in his book which well happened to be wordpress.com. I just joined to try it out and see what I thought about and I actually like it a lot better than I like blogger.com, and thats only after using it for 1 day. The templates are better… I am still trying to get used to a few things about it but I truely LOVE it! I am going to post a review of the book that I received here soon! As well as a few other reviews that have needed to be posted. Man am I bad!

Hello world!

Hey Everyone! I have gone ahead and switched the blog over, I will still have the blog on blogspot but I will also have this one πŸ™‚ Plus the fanpage! I will update this one as quickly as possible, but with moving I can’t promise to much! I haven’t been doing well with the facebook fanpage either because well, it’s been a very hectic time trying to move! I know I will be moving again soon but it won’t be as bad next time because it wont be a family of 6 but a family of 3 (Scott, Allie and Myself). Hopefully that will happen at the beginning of 2011. Its stressful right now and I have made myself sick the past few days from stress and arguing with my family over where to put things and what not.
I am hoping that you have all been doing well though. Hopefully in the next few days I will be up and running like old times! I do have a few reviews that need to be posted and that I have been meaning to post, I feel absolutely terrible that I haven’t been able to post them or anything really for that matter.
I am truely sorry about all of that.

For random moving updates and other updates please check out the fanpage

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Richmond-VA/All-Things-Amazing-and-Fun/127007130676166?ref=mf
^ If this like doesnt work please be patiant and I will try to get it fixed asap!

XOXO – Ashley

*Birch Tree Botanicals Review*

Hiya Everyone!

I have been meaning to post this and a few others! The reason I havent been able to post is because I am in the process of moving and then Saturday my grandma had a stroke 😦
She is doing ok, but she isnt allowed to do anything so myself and my mom are having to help her with everything! Anyways, Jill from Birch Tree Botanicals was kinda enough to send me a few items to do a review on! Now I am only going to review 2 of the items she sent, the other I wont use until I get a sinus congestion!

The first item that will be review is going to be Rosemany Peppermint Soap:

Now I did like this soap. The Rosemary gave the soap a very stong scent, but it still smelled good, I do like peppermint πŸ™‚
I cut a sliver off so that I could use it and not mess it up for my move! I did like it though the rosemary was strong πŸ™‚
Tolerable but strong. I would use it on a regular basis. It has a relaxing smell to it.
Jill has a talent πŸ™‚
The Pictures I have arent turning out! So This one is going to have to be edited later when the pictures decide to work!

My Review Score for this Item is as follows:
Scent: 8 — It is very stong! But does smell good!

Quality: 10 — The Sliver I cute lasted about 9 washes and it was a small sliver! Also Left my hands feeling very smooth!
Packaging: 10 — Very well packaged. It was kinda of hard to get into but thats good to me!

All Together I give it a 10 πŸ™‚

Now for the Harvest Berries Sugar Scrub Cubes!!
I really Love this! The Scent is just perfect! Leaves dry skin feeling smooth! I really like that they are in cubes so that you just take a peice at a time and use it! You dont use to much you use just the right amount! PERFECT!
I was very happy to be able to try this item! I would recommend this item as well! Again Very Nicely Scented!

Now Again I have tried posting the picture but I am guessing blogger is having some issues of its own! So I am going to have to come back in and post the pics!

Here is the Number review for the Harvest Berry Sugar Scrub Cubes:

Scent: 10 —Β Enough Said
Quality: 10 — Left skin feeling soft and smooth!
Packaging: 10 — Had the little shrink seal rippy thing on it!

The Harvest Berries Sugar Scrub Gets a perfect 10!

Now Just to let you all know there will be 1 more review posted for Birch Tree Botanicals, if you would like to try any of Jill’s products for yourself, Please check her out on etsy! Http://www.etsy.com/shop/birchtreebotanicals

Last but not least I would like to let you all know that I was not paid nor compenstated in anyway to do this review! What you read here is my opinion and mine alone! Yours may differ from mine!

~*~ Pioneer Soap Works Review Part 2 ~*~

Hi again Pioneer Soap Works and All Things Amazing and Fun Fans πŸ™‚


This is the second review for Pioneer Soap Works and I believe there is going to be either 1, 2, or 3 maybe for more coming up πŸ™‚

Sorry that it has been awhile since the last post but I have to make you wait a little bit in between!
Anyways the products that will be featured in this review are….

Speaking of Pioneer Soap Works Products, I think I am going to cry!
I just went to look for my Peppermint Cooler Lip Balm and I CAN’T find it! This is bad.
I am going to look for that and until I find it. I’m going to wait to type the rest of this review!

5 Minutes Later:


Ok Found it! It was hiding but we are fine now! Though the cap is missing *BIG POUTY FACE* Will probably find it when I am almost done moving!

Ok, now for the review. πŸ™‚
The Products that will be part of this review are: Peppermint Eucalyptus Salt Glow Body Polish, and A Blueberry Muffin Candle! Now as of right now I do not have a picture of the candle as it is packed away for moving though, I was able to snag a picture of the Salt Glow Body Polish from Rachel’s Pioneer Soap Works Page.

OK Here is the 3rd Part of the PSW’s Review:

I really didnt want to open the Salt Glow, because it looked so pretty πŸ™‚ it was sealed with a shrinky thing on it to, so hard to bring myself to open it! But I did and I am very happy that I did! It smells so good! Now its so fun to use and you can really see it working! What I mean by that is… when you rub the salt on and rub it all around on your legs, arms, body, whatever (please not in your hair or on your face) and you wash it off you can see these little grey oils spots in your bath water (I know that sounds nasty but just hear me out) the grey oil spots you see or aleast I see in the water are dry dead skin! Now once I was away all the salt and poppy seeds, I shave my legs! Oh oh oh! It feels so good, unless I knick myself shaving then its stings a little bit. Now when you get out you just buff dry your body! I love this because my legs feel so smooth for about 2 days!
Here is the Rating of the Salt Glow Body Polish:
Packaging: 10 – Sterile- Professional Packaging

Label: 10 – Tells Exactly whats in it and how to use
Quality: 10 – Removes dead skin and leaves your body feeling moisterized and smooth!
Scent: 10 – Very good smell!
Total Points: 10

Now for the candle review! As well as all of the wonderful products I received to review! I also received this wonderful candle! It is a Blueberry Muffin candle and I believe it is triple scented! It smells so wonderful, I really didn’t want to light it but as a review blogger I have to use and try every item! So I lit this candle! AND WOW! It smelled amazing! When I put it out it didnt leave that nasty afterburn smell either! I LOVED it! I really dont know what else to say about it! It smells amazing and its doesnt stink when you blow it out!

Packaging: 10

Label: 10 – Tells Exactly whats in it and how to use

Quality: 10
Scent: 10 – Very good smell!
Total Points for the candle: 10 πŸ™‚

Last but not least! I was not paid or compenstated in anyway to do this review, everything posted in this review is my own opinion and it might differ from yours! I do hope you enjoy Pioneer Soap Works πŸ™‚

LadyUmbrella Information!

Hey Everyone!
I just wanted to let you all know about one of my favorite shirt/bag designers LadyUmbrella!
http://www.ladyumbrella.com/
Go take a look, see if you want to buy anything if you do please email me at
ashley.blankenship0@gmail.com
and I will send you an email back with a 15% off coupon code!
They have some very fun shirts and bags that are coming soon πŸ™‚
Let me know if you see anything you like! I love and want it all!

❀ Ashley

Happybee Giveaway Winner!!!!!!

Hi Everyone! Sorry That this is late being posted I honestly forgot! Its been a VERY long day for me! Anyways the winner is
The winner who was the first comment was SammyJo1968.
SammyJo1968
Please email me at allthingsamazingandfun@gmail.com, with your address
so your prize may be sent to you! Again Congrats to You!
S.N. Also I notice that there were 17 comments, the extra comments were not counted as entries as there was one entry per person so I combined the two comments some people left, that is why it is only 1-14 on the picture!

~*~Momma Saurus Designs Review~*~

Hi Hi Hi!

So I received a beautiful Orchid Hair Clip from Momma Saurus Designs! I wear it every chance I get and I absolutely love it! It’s a nicely made elegant hair peice that can be dressed up or even dressed down.
I know I am going to have to get more of them because I wear it so much.

This is the Orchid I have, I find it very beautiful it has an alligator clip on it which makes it easy to put in and take out. Suzanne also makes one with Rhinestones. I would love to get one.
All Items are Made to Order! They are wonderful peices of work! Wow, I really dont know what to say other than they are awesome and beautiful πŸ™‚
Quality: 9 – My pearl is starting to come off but I just need to glue it back (comes from wearing a lot)
All Together I am going to say 10 though I only have 1 thing listed! 
If you would like to see some other items please check out
Look through the sold items to see what Suzannes work looks like!
Last but not least as always, I was not paid nor compensated in anyway to do the review. The opinions expressed here are my own and yours may differ from mine! I hope they do not. Though again these are my opinions!
I hope you have enjoyed this review and look forward to more coming soon πŸ™‚
Love, Ashley

~*~ Pioneer Soap Works ~*~ Review!

HI EVERYONE! So I know you are excited to read this! I am excited just to write it!

So this is going to be a few parts to get everything reviewed! This is the part one and the two items that are going to be reviewed in this part are:
Peppermint Eucalyptus Liquid Soap πŸ™‚
and
Peppermint Cooler Lip Balm ❀

Here is the items review!
So Rachel sent me quite a few items to try and review! This was a tough decision to make on which to try first but I made it.
I decided to try the Peppermint Eucalyptus Liquid Soap First!

It smells soooo good. That’s the first thing I noticed! It isn’t to strong or weak, its just the right amount of scent! PERFECT!
Now I have used plenty of soaps over the years! I hope the  rest of you have as well… lol.
Do you know the feeling you get once you wash your hands with store bought liquid soaps, it feels like a waxy feel (NOT CLEAN).
The first time I tried the Peppermint Ecualyptus Liquid Soap, I thought I was in Heaven! It was such a clean feeling, thats awesome! It was the squeaky clean feeling! I truely LOVE that feeling! I don’t have to double wash my hands to feel clean!
My hands still even have the scent of peppermint to them once dried!
Everything is professionally labeled and packaged for the better! I was honestly very surprised when the box got here. 
It’s so hard to review this right now because its way to perfect!

HERE IS THE NUMBER SCORE FOR THIS REVIEW!
Packaging: 10 – Sterile- Professional Packaging
Label: 10 – Tells Exactly whats in it and how to use (though you should know how to use soap)
Quality: 10 – Goes on well and comes off well, scent stays very clean feeling
Scent: 10 – Very good smell!
All Together! 10 — Pioneer Soap Works Made four 10’s for the Peppermint Eucalyptus Liquid Soap

Now for the Peppermint Cooler Lip Balm Review:

So for the Lip Balm Review, I really liked this Lip Balm, the peppermint in it gave a tingly cool feeling! I liked that a lot! I loved the smell and it smells so good as well! I will probably have to order some more here in the next two months! Though it might not last that long lol! Anyways, this is probabley going to be the short part of the review! Its lip balm and its awesome! Enough said… o.k well not really! Pioneer Soap Works is probabley one of the best companys out there that I have found!
Number Scorse for Peppermint Lip Balm:
Packaging: 10 – Enough Said lol *look to the top for the reason!
Label: 9.5 – I did have to push the sticker up just a smidge so I could turn the little dial at the bottom.
Quality: 10 – Goes on well! Stays on for a good long time!
Scent: 10 – Smells awesome!
So again we have straight of a 10 πŸ™‚
I am honestly a turned Pioneer Soap Works Customer!
If you would like to try any of the products for yourself please check out:
http://www.pioneersoapworks.com/

I promise you! That You will FALL in LOVE with the products!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST! I was not paid nor compenstated in anyway to do this review! Everything That I have put here is my own opinion and mine alone! If you try it out and have a different opinion please let me here it! I LOVE PIONEER SOAP WORKS!

❀ Ashley ❀

Happybee Pouch Giveaway!

Hello Everyone! Here is the Happybees Pouch giveaway!

This giveaway will last for 1 Week Starting TODAY!
It will end Monday August 23, 2010 at 11:59pm EST.

The rules are going to be simple and fun!

1 Entry per person – though you will be doing 4 things you will ONLY post 1 comment!
a. You MUST follow Happybee here on blogspot. The link to her blog is here: http://happybeecrafts.blogspot.com/
b. You Must also go here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Happybee?section_id=7263418 and tell me which pouch you want!
c. You see the picture that I have taken of the one I have and what I can fit into mine! Now I want you to tell me what you would put in your pouch if you win!
d. Last but not least you MUST also follow my blog! Like I said this is all simple πŸ™‚

You must do all of these in 1 comment to be entered to win!

OK… seeing as my camera is still messing up (not sure what is wrong with it) I am going to tell you what I can fit in it!

The pouch is a 6′ x 7′ pouch!
The items I can fit in my pouch are:
1. Wallet 1 fold, big enough to hold dollars πŸ™‚
2. Chapstick size Lip Balm (from Pioneer Soap Works)
3. Envy 3 Cell Phone
4. Pack of 100’s (cigarettes)
5. Nikon Coolpixs Camera
6. Lighter
7. whatever change I get when I go out!

Now! Follow Happybees Blog! Follow My Blog! Tell me which pouch you would want if you win! and What you would put in your pouch! Make sure its all on 1 Comment!!!! Good Luck Everyone!

You must do these 4 things to be entered! If you do not I will ask you to resubmit your entry! Please keep updated just incase you need to resubmit your entry!
This Giveaway will end on Monday August 23rd at 11:59pm. Once the winners name is annouced you will have 24 hours to email me your mailing address and pouch choice!

Please allow up to 5 weeks for delivery sometimes longer depending on where you live!

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