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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

NEW Toms of Maine® Wicked Cool! Toothpaste for Kids 8

NEW Toms of Maine® Wicked Cool! Toothpaste for Kids 8: Looking for Toms of Maine natural ingredient products? #TomsWickedCool #freesamp *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Acne at 33! Finding relief on

I'm 396 months old, Ha, Ha, well 33 years old. I was just trying it in months like you do a toddler to see if that made me sound younger. I guess when you 33 that sounds better than saying a triple digit number to describe your age. Growing up I never really had bad acne. I feel really blessed because I've seen how acne can scar and really cause damage at a young age. What I did not expect is to be getting worse acne now that I'm older. gave me a great opportunity to try out their Redmond Clay Facial Mud.

I was intrigued because its all natural, no chemicals and reading the front of the bottle says, "facials, acne, deep cleanse, draw toxins, remove impurities, and tone skin." All things that draw me in. So I clean my face with a gentle cleanser before putting this clay on. First surprise...the "clay" wasn't red.

I guess my stereotype of clay would be that its red. I don't know why but when I saw it was greenish and translucent not a robust, thick, gritty consistency. I was relieved though because glided on my skin like silk and as you can see, not to scary with it on.

Redmond Clay recommends putting it on about 1/8 inch thick. I did not and was a bit heavy handed. Think I got a bit to much into putting it on my face. First putting it on it felt chilly, then got a bit tingly and I noticed by the time it was almost dry, my face was itchy. I am assuming it was drawing out my impurities. I must have had a lot.
I washed it off and dried off. My skin was very, very smooth. I noticed my pores look smaller and my pimples seem to be already drying out and healing as soon as 3 hours after washing off the mask.
I recommend this product if you are like me and are going through the adult acne faze, you need some rejuvenation from the elements, or just want to pamper yourself. sells Redmond Clay Facial Mud for $6.99. I feel like its worth it for the 4 oz tube. friend referral program offers shoppers the ability to send their friends and let them save $10 and then give you $10 to spend also! That would well pay for the Redmond Clay, right?
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Friday, February 15, 2013

Eco Nuts, Saving the planet one load at a time!

I was given Eco Nuts by Vitacost to try out. I was really excited about trying this product because I'm always looking for a new way to be more earth conscience, and if it cleans my clothes its a bonus.
Eco Nuts are berries that grow on a tree and naturally contain a soap.
The soap, called saponin, is a natural cleaner that works as a surfactant, breaking the surface tension of the water to penetrate the fibers of your clothing, lifting stains from the fabric and leaving dirt suspended in the water that is rinsed away. The Soap Nuts are a berry that grows in the Himalayas that naturally produces a soap. Love that they are so exotic.
The directions are easy.
Only four easy steps to naturally clean, odor-free laundry!

1. Place 4-5 Eco Nuts in the reusable wash bag provided and tie it closed.
2. Put it in with your laundry and wash as normal, per manufacturer instructions.
3. Remove the bag at the end of the wash and set aside to dry or do another load.
4. Re-use at least 10 times until they start to disintegrate and then they can be composted in your garden or simply add new Eco Nuts to the bag.

I tried to wash a few ways. First I used it alone. I had a mix of clothing and some were soiled more than others. Then for my next load I added a bit of other detergent only half of what I normally would add in addition to the Eco Nuts. Then on my last load I did my laundry how I would normally do it with my normal detergent and no Eco Nuts.

In the end. They were all cleaned the same. My laundry was clean and odor free. The only difference was there a bit of scent with my regular detergent. Cleanliness wise...all loads were clean I could not tell the difference. I was so surprised. Surprised that NUTS cleaned my clothes. This would be awesome for someone who has allergies. Works for laundry like delicates, silk, baby clothes, cloth Diapers, and wool.
Vitacost sells Eco Nuts Natural Laundry Detergent for $34.99 and that's good for 360 loads of laundry...that's about 10 cents a load. Excellent deal!
I give this 2 thumbs up and say, Try it!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tried the New Chicken Helper Parmesan Crusted Chicken?

Hello on this Fat Tuesday! Such a good day to get your fill on all kinds of yummy foods. Maybe you don't know what your going to make for dinner. May I make a suggestion? The new Chicken Helper Parmesan Crusted Chicken. I really loved this new Helper. It was nice because it wasn't just a all in one mix meal. It had the protein separate from the side item. The only items you need is chicken and milk. I also did a roll with mine just because I'm the type that likes to have a bread with every meal. On the box they have a salad, I guess I could have went that route and maybe next time I will venture that way. Not today though...its Fat Tuesday!

As you see there is not really much to this box. When I first opened it I admit I was apprehensive about this meal turning out to anything that resemble the picture on the box. Simple directions of boiling water for the noodles in one pot, and then chopping up the chicken breast and putting the seasoning with a bit of milk on the chicken and just frying the chicken in a pan. Presto! Dinner.

I want to not also that I was skeptical, not on the noodles because I've had experience with bagged noodle preparation before and could foresee the results, but the chicken after I battered it. The parmesan mix was sparse and sticky. I had to keep reapplying it. Though as you can see from the picture, the searing on the chicken worked out. I was in mid-turning the chicken, hence why some are golden and the others are still white looking.

Now for the final plating presentation. Oh how I long for some better looking dishes. Though the food does not look as though I made it from a box. I think if my husband had not known I was cooking this in the kitchen and kept checking on my because of the aromas going throughout the house, I could have totally passed this off as my own creation. Saying that I give this 2 thumbs up. Was simple to make, required minimum items with the product itself and gave a finished product that got a lot of "yum." And really that's what we want to achieve when cooking for our family.

Bottom line....I will purchase this again and will be on the look out for other flavors they may have for them easy 30 minute meals!