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My Product Review of Maple Holistics Silk18 + Giveaway

This post is sponsored. 

I am back with another review of Maple Holistics. This time around I got to try out their Silk18 Shampoo. The Silk18 contains eighteen different amino acids which help fortify hair follicles and strengthen strands for healthier hair and scalp. It helps protect your hair from damage, breakage, split ends, and hair fall-out which I am often victim off. The Silk18 shampoo has a therapeuticness every time you wash your hair. I cannot even tell you how amazing this shampoo smells. The scent smells deliciousness like sweet vanilla and almonds. Our entire family is loving this shampoo for our daily hair care needs. Our scalps look and feel healthy thanks to the argan and jojoba oils helping to cleanse and prevent dandruff, excess sebum, and impurities in the hair and scalp. 

All Maple Holistics hair care products are suitable for men, women, and children. They are cruelty-free, free of sulfates, GMO’s, parabens and gluten. All their products are made with the purest and highest quality ingredients to enhance your daily living experience, hygiene care, and overall health. It’s also made in the USA. 

Maple Holistics not only offers hair care products but also an assortment of products from bath and body care, to personal care, to skin care, and even healthy food options. No matter what your individual needs are, they have something for everyone. 





Giveaway 

Maple Holistics has an amazing line of hair care products and I am personally loving their Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner, Aragan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, and now the Silk18 Shampoo! All the products are amazing!

With spring here, I decided that I would like to do a giveaway the Silk18 shampoo and conditioner duo to one of you. 

I hope you enjoyed learning about this amazing brand and the products they have to offer. I will be selecting a winner at random from all the entries on Easter Sunday. 
Good luck! 

Until next time friends,


Instagram Roundup: Autumn + Winter

It has been a while since I have done an Instagram Roundup for those who do not follow us. This roundup focus on September through February.


Follow us at @simplydurant 



Shelf | Nesting Houses by Hearth and Hand by Magnolia  


Autumn walks through the fort.


 Rora's entire outfit is from KidPik | Arielle Doll




 Fall FabFitFun Box










 Sweater Dress and Leggings from Hanna Anderrson



A peek at our November Mom + Toddler Box from Ecocentric Mom. 
Rora is now to old for this box, but it makes a sweet gift for an expecting and new mom. 
Get $5 off any subscription plan here.


How cute is this dress from KidPik? 
We love our piks so much. 
Get $20 off your first KidPix here!


I think my favorite thing in our home is to decorate this rustic coffee shelf every season. 
It adds so much charm and character to our home. 
Meet one of our elves, Pemberly. 


Check out my easy DIY on these gorgeous ornaments here.


A simple OOTD. 
How cute are these Universal Threads boots though?


No lies, this is one of my favorite photos of these two. 
They truly are the best of friends. <3


We got snow! Not much, but the kids got a snow day. 

Cute mug from Target. Cost $3. 

Thanks for visiting the blog. I have had a lot going on the last couple of months. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. 

Until next time. 



Inspiration Is A Resource We Can All Use From Time To Time

This post is contributed. 



Inspiration is not just a strange and unknowable form of play-pretend we use to help us through the hard moments. It’s something that can help direct our lives, influence our decision making, and can help us take the bolder option. It can often be something that gives us drive, ambition and interest in a certain topic. It’s also interesting that inspiration is something that transcends age, race, gender and profession. For example, a member of a royal household can be just as inspired by a piece of artwork as someone struggling to pay their rent half the world away.

This means that inspiration is a resource, and it’s something we could all use from time to time. A life without inspiration can quickly become saddened, unhappy and unsatisfactory. This is especially because as people with a usual flow of routine, we can quickly become bored when the emotional root of our interest starts to wane.

In order to ensure your inspiration is always kindled like a fire, consider our advice:

Find Inspiration In People

Finding inspiration in people is perhaps one of the most important lessons you can learn. For example, finding highly competent people in the industry you aspire to be part of can help you not only understand an ideal career path, but potentially help you celebrate in their achievements also. For examples, Cynthia Telles Kaiser Permanente boasts a range of excellent work in the psychiatric field, working in both philanthropic organizations, in clinics, and in the private sector. Stories like this can teach you that no matter how specialized you are, you can also translate those skills to something that has even more of a positive impact, and that strength in the working field needn’t always adapt to the easiest line of least-resistance.

Find Inspiration In Yourself

Finding inspiration in yourself can be an essential part of growing. For example, you will definitely have things you are proud of yourself for, and it’s likely that those are things you wish to one day replicate. If you have the courage to, you might choose to express more frequently that which you like about yourself. Do you have the courage to express yourself diligently when a problem occurs? Are you quick thinking, or great in a team? Try to emulate that feeling when pushing forward, and always consider that you can be the best if you try. Use your weaknesses as a measure of what you need to work on, a temporary hurdle and not a permanent failing. This way, you steward the healthiest mindset possible.

Find Inspiration In How Much There Is To Learn

Once you begin to truly develop an interest and a working capacity in something, it can be humbling to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes. With the willingness to grasp this with both hands, you can fall in love with a craft, and that can be what sustains you. For example, a scientific field will always have its mysteries, and maybe you are the one to solve them. Cooking is a rabbit hole that never ends, as creativity brings with it substance and new possibilities. With this in mind, you will never be gated by artificial boredom.

We wish you nothing but the best of success in all that you do.

Until next time my friends. 




Skin, Hair, Nails and Teeth: Sparkle and Shine all Year Round

This post is contributed. 


Keeping on top of your personal appearance is very important to you, especially at the moment. You have been going through a bit of a confidence slump recently so you want to do everything you can to uplift your spirits again. When it comes to looking after your skin there are so many different techniques you have adopted over the years, but not everything has worked for you. The truth is, everybody is completely different so you need to find your own way of giving yourself a touch of sparkle and shine all year around. Follow some of the following advice and you will soon be able to have that twinkle in your eyes again.

Treat Your Teeth

Your teeth are probably one of the first things people notice about you when they meet you. When you flash a new friend a white pearly smile it is attractive and endearing. If you have been having trouble with your teeth for your whole life, then you will know exactly what it’s like to feel insecure about your grin. Why not visit a cosmetic dentist and see what they can do for you? Whether they give you a whiter smile or help you out with some shiny veneers, there are so many ways to treat your teeth to a much-needed makeover. Make sure you always practice good dental hygiene too, so that you can maintain that picture perfect smile for years to come.

men's gray crew neck shirt

Soothe Your Skin

If you want picture perfect skin then you’re going to need to change up some of your skincare habits. If you’re the type of person who sometimes forgets to take off her makeup at the end of an evening, then you might need to change this first and foremost. Every single day you need to spend time washing off your makeup so that your pores are clean and clear. Using a face mask on a regular basis will also help to clear up any unwanted blockages. Look for facial cleansers that contain salicylic acid if you’re prone to acne. This will help to free your pores of unwanted oil and sebum. Moisturizing with an oil free moisturizer will also help to give your skin the much needed glow it deserves.

Eat Yourself Pretty

The food that you put into your body can have a huge impact on the way your skin looks and feels. If you don’t fancy having dull, dreary skin then you need to eat food that are going to revitalize you. Aim to incorporate plenty of health omega 3 into your diet, as well as lots of good fats. These can be found in foods such as eggs, salmon, nuts and avocados. Filling your diet with these types of delicious nutrients will help your skin to glow naturally.

white and green floral ceramic plate

Hydrate Happily

If you want beautiful skin, hair and nails then you’re going to need to drink a lot of water on a regular basis. Your body is made up of 75% water so you need to keep on topping it up as often as possible. Carry a reusable water bottle around with you so that you have a constant reminder to stay tooned up. If you don’t like the taste of plain water then why not try to spruce it up a little bit? Add in some fresh cucumber, lemon, strawberries or mint leaves and you will have a much more interesting concoction to keep you happily hydrated.

Create Lovely Locks

Your hair can begin to look limp and lifeless if you don’t take good care of it. Boost it up with some volumizing shampoo and conditioner so that you are always showing off the shimmer and shine at its best. Make sure you head to the hairdressers regularly so that you can get your split ends chopped off. This will not only give your locks a freshened up look, but it will also help them to grow quicker if that’s what you’re aiming to do. There are several amazing hair growth treatments out there at the moment too, which you can massage into your scalp and watch the results happen over several weeks. Speak to your local hair care specialist and see which type of treatment would suit you the most.

Sassy Styling

When it comes to styling your hair, you might want to start getting a little more adventurous. If you’re the type of girl who always throws her hair back in a loose ponytail then you might want to shake it up a little. Invest in straighteners or curlers and do some experimenting whilst you have a bit of time at home. You will soon be able to find a sassy style that suits you more than anything you have ever tried before. From loose beachy waves to a sleek, straight bob, you never know what style you might discover.

Magical Manicures

There is something about getting your nails done which makes you feel like you have your whole life together. Make sure you are moisturizing your hands and nails regularly with a natural remedy such as almond oil. This will make your cuticles shrink and your nails grow longer over time. Once you have spent some time giving that little bit of tender loving care to your nails you might want to look online for some magical manicure inspiration. This will finish off your entire look flawlessly so that you can enjoy showing off your happy, well-manicured hands to everybody.

No matter what you want to improve, there will always be a way to make yourself feel fabulous again. Whether you’re treating yourself to a dental treatment or you’re finding a hair treatment to give some bounce to your lovely locks again, you will soon find a way to feel beautiful again. You deserve to feel amazing every single day so why not make a change right now? Soon enough you will have your own personal techniques that everybody will be asking about. From gleaming teeth to soft, glowing skin, it’s time to get your sparkle back right now.

Until next time my friends. Have a great day. 

XOXO,