Vida Salt Room

Want to take a relaxing break from your regularly stressful life and help your body and mind at the same time? Vida Salt Room has recently opened in Tyler, Texas! Vida Salt Room is Tyler’s first holistic, natural therapy Himalayan Salt Cave that promotes better breathing, healthier skin, improved physical fitness, endurance, and overall health. Ground yourself and disconnect from the outside world the moment you walk into the salt room.

Here they offer Halotherapy, a dry salt therapy in which pure sodium chloride is placed in a Halogenerator, which then crushes and grinds the salt into micro-sized particles and disperses the salt aerosol into the air. Vida’s salt comes from Pakistan salt mines, is 100% natural, and contains 84 minerals that your body needs to thrive. The salt room is even safe, and beneficial, for children. The owners at Vida really care about making a difference in the lives of others and creating a community and a family feel. It isn’t just a business to them, but a way of life. While going to a salt room helps with your overall health, there are so many benefits.

Benefits of Salt Therapy:

  1. Respiratory Care

Salt is a natural mineral that creates a barrier known to fight infections and illnesses, dissolve mucus, and eliminate foreign allergens. It is super absorbent and acts like a toothbrush that cleans through the respiratory system removing the buildup of foreign elements that cause various respiratory issues. Using Halotherapy in your wellness routine may help you find relief from a variety of respiratory conditions such as: Asthma, allergies, common cold, bronchitis, COPD, smoker’s cough, and ear infections. Many people have started using Halotherapy to help with long-term affects of having Covid. Salt therapy can also strengthen your immune system.

2. Skin and anti-aging

Salt therapy has been proven to be extremely beneficial for your skin. It can improve your skin’s hydration, roughness, and redness as well as help those suffering from eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, and more. The natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties found in salt particles are the secret ingredients providing a cleansing effect and are ideal for treating skin diseases without the use of harmful chemicals on your skin. Salt therapy is also great for anti-aging of the skin, as it stimulates the skin’s micro circulation and balances out the skin’s pH levels.

3. Mindfulness/ relaxation

With the world busier and people more stressed out than ever, Vida Salt Room provides a great space for relaxation, meditation, and increases psycho-emotional well-being. We move at such a quick pace each day, the environment in the salt room provides a calm unlike what we encounter in our busy lives. Deeply inhaling and exhaling in a salt room helps your body release negative ions, which is said to reduce fatigue and tension. Breathing salt helps heal your body and calm your mind. It helps to open your lungs and allow more oxygen to move through your body. Recharge, breathe, and reduce stress naturally with salt therapy.

Children are welcome at Vida Salt Room! (age 3 months and up) They can play in the salt while getting all the benefits mentioned above. Children react even faster than adults typically, as their lungs are filled with less toxins. Children are currently free with an adult.

Small shop Saturday:

Vida Salt Room will be open for small shop Saturday on Saturday November 27th 2021. They will be offering complimentary mini sessions and BUY ONE GET ONE FREE packages and memberships! It’s the perfect time to treat yourself and a friend or family member this holiday season!

Vida Salt Room pricing:

A single session is $35 for 45 minutes. For guests that would like to purchase multiple sessions, they offer multi session packages and monthly memberships.

Package of 3 halotherapy sessions for $59.99 for first time guests. Valid through 2021.

Package of 10 sessions for $150. Valid for one adult and does not require a commitment.

Family package of 10 halotherapy sessions for $150. Family members can share sessions. Does not require a commitment.

Adult Unlimited membership: $100/month on autopay.

Family Unlimited membership: $150/ month on autopay.

Vida Salt Room’s retail shop offers a range of products that include Himalayan Salt lamps, natural soaps and bath salts, and many other handmade accessories. They will also be opening a massage room and spa services for a full body detox experience.

Check out my Instagram for a great giveaway with Vida Salt Room!!

Fun, educational toys, games, and books for preschoolers!

My kids love to learn new things! So, while they’re not quite old enough to start preschool, I have made a list of some fun, educational activities for kids around preschool age and younger! These would also make great homeschool tools for preschoolers.

1. Preschool learning fun workbooks:

Each book is specially developed to blend learning and fun in a way that helps build school skills. This set includes letters, colors, tracing and pen control, and numbers!

2. Pre-writing activity pack:

21 fun activities to help young children develop pencil control and promote writing readiness.

3. Wooden abacus counting beads toy:

This adorable abacus teaches children about numbers, counting, and math.

4. See and Spell Learning Toy:

A learning game for preschoolers that helps recognize words, spelling and memory.

5. Magnetic Building Block Set:

This STEM toy stimulate children’s imagination, inspire creativity, improve shape & number recognition, develop fine-motor skills, experiment with gravity & magnetic force.

6. Counting Sorting Bears Learning Toys:

The multicolored counting bears toddler preschool learning toys are unique counters designed to encourage STEM educational learning activities to help stimulate kid’s minds!

7. Magnetic Daily Calendar:

Teach the passage of time with this Melissa & Doug My Daily calendar. Its 82 magnets let children participate in planning family schedules by keeping track of the day, weather and upcoming events.

8. Preschool Curriculum Pack:

This preschool curriculum is a great pack for children ages 3-6. Lots of colorful and fun pages! There are 9 weeks of lesson plans included in this pack. Everything is planned out and ready to go!

9. Little Hands Ready, Set, Bodies:

A fun and interactive way to learn about ourselves. With 8 arts and crafts projects your little one can look within and see what makes them tick.

10. Wipe clean: Learning Sight Words:

Step-by-step activities to help children learn to sight-read, write, spell, and use 50 essential high-frequency words. Also included is a special pen and the activities can be completed, wiped away, and repeated.

16 last minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Customized Oven mitts:

$6-$8

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These super cute oven mitts are the perfect gift and the price is great too! My sweet friend Shreece actually makes these oven mitts! Then get some cookie mix and a cute spatula at the dollar tree to complete this look! 

Cute Marshmallow shaped hot chocolate mugs:

$37.95

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A cup of hot chocolate will taste even sweeter in an adorable marshmallow mug! The perfect way to cozy-up on a cold winter night, each of these 4 ceramic mugs features a different funny face and a puffy marshmallow body.

Electric car blanket:

$39.89

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These are a perfect gift for the winter! Frigid commutes are a thing of the past thanks to this heated blanket made for the car. It plugs into the 12-volt port and it’ll keep things cozy even in the back seat.

Mini Bluetooth speaker (with a travel case):

$15.99

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This portable speaker is palm size and has up to 6 hours of battery life! This speaker is small but very loud and who doesn’t love music? 

Leather tassel keychain iPhone charger:

$10.39

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Anyone can use a charger on the go, but with a leather tassel that hides the the charging cord, this keychain packs a little extra pretty!

Amazon echo spot:

$129.99

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This is a little bit on the pricey side, but the Echo Spot packs all the voice-enabled features we know and love, while also being able to display things like song lyrics, the weather, etc!

Bodum Chambord Coffee Maker:

$40

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In just 4 minutes this beautiful French press brews eight cups of coffee! Plus, the copper finish protects the glass beaker, making this press extra durable. So cute and perfect for your coffee lovers!

Coffee of the month club:

$14.00

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No matter how someone brews or grinds their coffee, they need some good quality beans. Atlas has a really good selection that taste delicious!

AMC Stubs A-list:

$20.00

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Take your favorite film-buff out to the movies over and over with a subscription service. AMC’s offers 3 free movies a week for $20 a month. They also have other perks, like savings on food and drinks. 

Good chemistry rollerball fragrance gift set:

$14.99

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This is the perfect gift for pretty much anyone, and it is vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben free! This gift set comes with three vibrant and playful fragrances. 

Fuzzy socks:

$21.99

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Fuzzy socks are a personal favorite of mine! They are perfect for cuddling up at night or even wearing throughout the day. This pack of 6 is great to give as a gift for anyone you know that loves fuzzy socks and different colors! 

Joco 12 oz Glass reusable coffee cup:

$22

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This last minute gift is perfect for your coffee obsessed friends who want to ditch their disposable cups! It’s made with sturdy glass and covered with a silicone lid and sleeve for leakproof handling. 

Flint reusable lint roller:

$17.99

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Though this product may seem simple, your pet owner friends will light up when they receive this rose-gold lint roller as a gift! This is the perfect, discreet, on-the-go essential.

Simple elephant planner:

$18.99

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Designed to be simple & uncluttered, this is the perfect gift to give someone to use for the beginning of the year! This planner is the perfect motivation to go after those new year goals!

Bath bomb gift set of 12:

$25.99

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Whether they want to relieve their stress at the end of the day, or refresh in the morning before a long day, bath bombs are the perfect relaxation gift for absolutely anyone.

Amazon gift card:

$25.00

If you’re still not sure what to get someone special for Christmas, you can never go wrong with a gift card from amazon! 

7 Keepsake Ornament Ideas

Baby’s hospital bracelet and hat ornament 

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These are such a great way to save your baby’s hospital bracelet and hat. Every year, when you decorate the tree you will be reminded of the most special days of your life, the birth of your babies ❤️

To make this ornament, place the baby’s hospital hat, bracelet, and mom’s hospital bracelet into a clear ornament. We prefer plastic, so we don’t have to worry about the kids breaking it. 

These clear plastic ornaments are perfect, as the opening is all the way across the middle for easy opening. To finish is off, add your favorite ribbon to the top. 

Snowman ornament

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For this craft, you can buy a plain blue or ornament (or whatever color you would prefer). Next, paint your child’s hand (we prefer the Crayola Washable Paint) and have them grab the bottom of the ornament like they are holding a ball. Each of their fingers are a snowman. 

Then, use sharpie markers to make the snowman’s features and write the date and child’s name on the bottom of the ornament. 

Wedding invitation ornament

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This ornament is such a cute idea for a keepsake wedding ornament, or even an anniversary gift for your friends or family. For this ornament, I recommend these glass ornaments that open up at the top. (Just keep them on top of the tree if have kids who love to mess with the ornaments! 😜) 

  1. Cut the invitation up into long strips. I usually throw out the solid pieces and keep any sections that include words or decorations.
  2. Wrap the long strips around a pencil tightly to form a spiral. 
  3. Slide each spiral into the ornament and shake it around. 
  4. Add your favorite bow to the top.

Salt dough ornament

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These are a fun ornament that your kiddos can get involved in as well! 

First, make your salt dough. 

Mix together: 

2 cups flour 

1 cup salt

1 cup water

Then, use your kids hands to create fun characters or shapes.

Once you make your creations, poke a hole at the top with a straw for hanging them on the tree. Then, bake at 200 degrees for 3 hours. You want to make sure the ornaments are dried all the way through. 

Next, you will paint your objects. I recommend using acrylic paint for these if you want them to stay for a long time. 

Last, spray your ornaments with an acrylic sealer to help them last. 

Baby’s first Christmas handprint ornament

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For this ornament, I recommend buying a kit to make it super easy. We like the No-bake pearhead kit. This is such a great ornament that you can make with all of your kids each year and see how big their hands have gotten since their first Christmas. There’s nothing better than seeing your baby’s real handprint each and every Christmas. 

Memory time capsule ornament

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To make a yearly time capsule you can place all your special items you want to save into a large ornament through the year. You could include small photos, little drawings, ticket stubs, or anything that means something to the family. You can even write or type out some memories and place them inside!

Then, each Christmas a new time capsule can be hung on the tree. Here is a very large plastic ornament which can be opened at the center to fill all year long. 

Another variation of this would be to write out something important each of your children accomplished that year, date it, and add it the ornament. One day, you can open up the ornaments and look back at all the amazing memories from all the years. 

Map ornament (mason jar lid)

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These are super cute if you have someone in the family who loves to travel, or if you have a favorite place, such as your wedding venue or where your children were born. 

You’ll need:

•Map of choice

•Mason jar ring

•Twine

•Pink (or red) puffy paint

•Sharpie

•Scissors

•Hot glue/hot glue gun

  1. Loop a piece of twine through the lid ring and tie the ends into a knot.
  1. Trace the outside of your lid onto your map around your city of choice
  1. Cut the circle out carefully with scissors
  1. Glue the map circle carefully into the back of your lid ring (you might need to trim a little extra off around the edge of the circle).

5.  Turn your ornament over to the front and use your puffy paint to draw a small heart over the dot of your favorite city.

  1. Allow your mason jar ring map ornament to dry overnight.

I hope everyone loves these easy keepsake ornament ideas!! ❤️

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My name is Tara. I am a stay-at-home mom of 2 messy, chaotic, beautiful children. I am married to the love of my life. We are strong believers of Jesus Christ and we live in a small town in Texas.

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