Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dry Dog Shampoo, Waterless, No Rinse Foam Mousse Review

This Dry Dog Shampoo, Waterless, No Rinse Foam Mousse from Paw Choice is the perfect product when you can't or don't have time to give your dog a regular bath. It smells so good! It has a Mango and Pomegranate scent.

 It comes out easily in a nice foam.

Easy to rub in.

It doesn't require water or rinsing. You just pump it out and rub it into your dog's fur. Of course our spoiled little dog thought it was rub her belly time and pet me time so she just laid there and enjoyed her little rub down in the sun. 

Paw Choice Waterless Foam Shampoo is made in the USA. It is a mild, natural coconut derived formula. It's for all fur types and sensitive skin. You can also find out more by visiting Paw Choice.

Our dog did not mind this at all. Her fur smells good also. We do give her regular baths but sometimes just being outside in the heat and running after bunnies and squirrels she gets extra smelly. This is great for those in between bath times.

You can find this product on Amazon. I was pleased that they also had shipped it enclosed in a plastic bag in case it leaked. Mine did not but I like the extra precaution they took.

* I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Organic Wise Organic Turmeric Root Powder Review

I'm sure you've heard of the many benefits of adding Turmeric to your diet. This Organic Wise Organic Turmeric Root Powder can be added to many dishes or even smoothies to give them flavor and color. It's best known for giving curry it's beautiful yellow color. Turmeric has been used for many years in India as a medicinal herb. It contains Curcumin which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. It can also help support cardiovascular health and protect against neurodegenerative diseases. The list of ways it can help your health goes on and on.

I love the vibrant yellow color. It also smells wonderful!!

I like to add it to my scrambled eggs along with some cracked pepper.

Organic Wise Organic Turmeric Root Powder has a minimum of 4.8% Curcumin content which is a higher amount than most others on the market. It is grown under the strictest of organic standards at a family owned and certified organic farm in India. It is imported in small batches to ensure freshness. It is USDA Certified Organic. It can be purchased on Amazon and comes in a 1 lb. resealable pouch. 

* I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Premium Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler Review

This Premium Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler is making my time in the kitchen so much easier! I had been using the end of a spoon or knife before I got this. This tool is so much better!

I have an abundant amount of mint growing in a pot on my deck because I love adding it to beverages like lemonade, iced tea, or hot teas.

 The design makes it very comfortable to hold.

It makes extracting the flavor from mint leaves so easy.

Getting the juice out of lemons is quick.

This 8 inch muddler has a premium grade stainless steel exterior. The nylon netted head prevents pollutants and other unwelcome flavors from getting into your drink. It is super easy to clean. I just rinse with soap and water as soon as I'm done with it. It's also very lightweight. 

My delicious iced tea with fresh mint & lemon.

This would be an excellent tool to have in your kitchen if you love using fresh herbs and fruits in your beverages. It can be used for making many delicious drinks and not just cocktails.

You can find the Premium Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler on Amazon. 


* I did receive this product in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

EcoStatic Inc Beginner Kit Glue Free WhiteBoard Sheets & SlickyNote Note Pad Review

I absolutely love anything that makes my life as a mom and homeschool mom easier. This EcoStatic Inc. Beginner Kit Glue Free WhiteBoard Sheets and SlickyNote Note Pad is so awesome! I have been using 1 of the 10 sheets included for our summer school and chore chart. I'm really looking forward to using these more when we start back to school full time.

This kit comes with 10 WhiteBoard Sheets that stick to the wall or any smooth surface. It is so easy to just put a sheet up and if I want to move it I can just slide it over or pull off the wall. No marks are left on the wall at all. I also like that I can use my dry erase markers on it and they will erase just like a regular whiteboard.

It also comes with one large SlickyNote Pad and one SlickyNote Pad. You can write on either side and they stick to any smooth surface. They are also recyclable.

Large SlickyNote Pad 

SlickyNote Pad

I can stick these on the whiteboard and easily switch as needed.

The EcoStatic Inc. Beginner Kit Glue Free WhiteBoard Sheets and SlickyNote Note Pad would be great for brainstorming, presentations, planning, chore charts, or even for your kids to draw on.

You can find this and other Office Supplies you may need by visiting Shoplet

* I did receive this product in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CoffeeCrazy Organic & Fair Trade Espresso Roast Review

We've enjoyed drinking this CoffeeCrazy Organic Espresso Roast. It comes in a 12 oz bag of whole beans. It is also Fair Trade coffee.

We've used this in our Keurig, French Press, and our regular drip machine. I have also saved leftovers and frozen it in ice cube trays to use when I'm making my own frappuccinos.

You can find this CoffeeCrazy Organic Espresso Roast on Amazon.

* I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

OxyRub Pain Relief Cream Review

OxyRub Pain Relief Cream helps to quickly relieve aches and pains from minor arthritis, backaches, sore muscles, and joint pain. It rubs in easily and has the soothing power of menthol. It has a light citrus scent and does not feel greasy at all. It absorbs quickly and doesn't burn or sting.

I tend to have knee pain frequently and used this to help when I was having a rough day while going up and down the stairs. It did seem to help quickly but I'm not sure that it lasted more than a few hours. My husband used it on his sore neck and he said it really made a difference. I do think it might depend on what type of soreness you have. My knee issues might actually be pain in my bones and not my muscles which could be why it didn't last as long as it did. I do plan to continue to use this as needed. I do have days when I'm exercising and I find muscles I haven't used for awhile. I've only had this for just under 2 weeks so it's not been much time to fully test it out.

You can find out more by visiting Healthy Directions. It is also available on Amazon under OxyRub Pain Relief Cream.

You can use code SAVEOXY2 and receive a 20% discount on your first order of a 4 oz tube sold by Healthy Directions until 12/31/15.

* This is a Sponsored Post. Powered by BrandBacker. I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

CoffeeCrazy Organic & Fair Trade Colombian Roast Review

CoffeeCrazy Organic & Fair Trade Colombian Roast makes a good cup of coffee. I could smell the beans right away when I opened the box it arrived in. It smelled just as good when it was brewing. 

We really enjoy finding new roasters and especially try to buy Fair Trade when we can. There is nothing like a good cup of coffee!

You can find this Colombian Roast from CoffeeCrazy on Amazon.

* I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Midori Spring Ceremonial (Emerald) Matcha Review

Midori Spring Ceremonial Matcha is perfect for beginner Matcha drinkers and chefs. It is great used in smoothies and baking. It can also be enjoyed just brewed on it's own. It is Ceremonial Grade, Organic (USDA, JAS), Kosher (OU), and Vegan (Vegan Action) certified. It is produced from top Organic tea plantations mostly in Aichi and Kagoshima Japan.

It is a beautiful green.

I have used other Matcha powder for baking cookies in the winter time so I thought I'd try this one in a smoothie since it's so hot right now. I just used ingredients I had on hand. I mixed almond milk, a small banana, a few frozen mango chunks, and 1/2 tsp of Midori Spring Ceremonial Matcha to make my smoothie. It was delicious!! I think the next time I may increase the Matcha just to see how it tastes.

Organic Matcha has so many benefits. It has been shown to increase energy levels, help reduce stress and improve mental alertness, support metabolism and help with weight loss, support immune system and helps reduce inflammation, and help the body cleanse harmful elements.

You can find Midori Spring Ceremonial Matcha on Amazon.

* I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Everyday Detox- Book Review

The cover on this cookbook caught my eye right away. I am a very visual person when it comes to food. The colors and freshness of the ingredients made me really want to see what was inside.

The photos inside are just as beautiful and delicious looking. There are several recipes I would like to try especially in the salads, dressings, and sides section. I do know that my family would not be open to trying most of them as I would be. I do plan on making the Strawberry Lime Sorbet for my kids though because I think they would love it.

The author does provide good information on how to achieve better digestion and how to stock your kitchen to be detox friendly. She also provides a sample 7 day jump start menu and grocery list. I definitely think this is a great book with many wonderful recipes but not really a good fit for my family for everyday living. I can see including a few recipes here and there.

If you'd like to detox with natural foods be sure to check out Everyday Detox.

* I received this book from Blogging For Books for this review.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Comfort Herbal Tea from Culinary Teas

The Comfort Herbal Tea from Culinary Teas is the perfect tea to end the day with. It is comforting and goes well with a good book to get ready for a restful night of sleep. I struggle with insomnia quite frequently so I really need to get in the habit of a cup of tea like this before bed. It does make me feel calm and relaxed.

Ingredients in the Comfort Herbal Tea are Chamomile, Linden petals, Luxury natural dried spearmint, Rose petals, and French lavender petals. All of these ingredients are very beneficial to your body for a sense of peacefulness.

I really like this blend a lot. The one thing that sets this one apart from other night time teas I've tried is the addition of spearmint. It really balances out the chamomile for me and makes it very pleasant. I just can't get myself to enjoy a tea when chamomile is the only thing I can taste. This one passed the test.

 Good Night!

You can find Comfort Herbal Tea and other teas by visiting Culinary Teas.

* I received a sample in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Aloe Vera Gel by La Lune Naturals Review

Long days in the sun leave my skin parched and sometimes a bit sunburned. This Aloe Vera Gel from La Lune Naturals helps keep my skin hydrated and soft. It soaks up quickly and doesn't feel sticky. It is a bit thinner than other Aloe Vera gels I've used but it's because it has less additives. I prefer using the pump that came with it. It did take a few uses until I figured out to pump it slowly to get the right amount I need because it does come out fast and is not as thick.

It is 99.75% organic, cold pressed Aloe Vera,  and grown and bottled in the USA. It has many uses including sunburn, acne and blemishes, minor cuts and scratches, insect bites, razor bumps, eczema, and wrinkles.

You can find Aloe Vera Gel by La Lune Naturals on Amazon.

* I received this product in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Good Mood Tea from Culinary Teas

Drinking a cup of hot tea is such a relaxing experience. It always makes me feel better. The Good Mood Tea blend from Culinary Teas will for sure put you in a good mood!

I have tried 3 of their blends and I have to say opening each bag is an experience itself. The scent of the tea leaves and other ingredients are just a treat for my nose!

The Good Mood Tea ingredients are Luxury black tea, Natural dried orange, Calendula, Safflower petals, White chocolate shavings, Butterscotch chips, Roasted mate, Chocolate nibs, Lemongrass, and Organic flavors.

I had a super busy day running errands and this tea really made my day better. The flavor is just right and normally I do add fresh lemon to most of my hot teas but not this one. It was fabulous just plain. There is this slight aftertaste of dark chocolate (from the chocolate nibs) after sipping it and I didn't want my cup to be empty!

You can find out more about Good Mood Tea and their other blends by visiting Culinary Teas.

* I did receive a sample in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cape Cod Iced Tea from Culinary Teas Review

It has been hot and humid here the last week or so. A nice cold glass of iced tea is perfect for these hot summer days. This Cape Cod Iced Tea from Culinary Teas really hits the spot.

Ingredients include luxury black tea, Papaya and Mango pieces, Calendula, Jasmine, and Sunflower petals, Lime Leaves, and Natural flavors. It smells absolutely lovely just opening the bag!

Even if you're just in your backyard enjoying this delicious tea it will make you feel like you are sipping it on the beach with your toes in the sand and that salty air blowing through your hair!

You can find this Cape Cod Iced Tea  and many of their other teas and products by visiting Culinary Teas.

* I did receive a sample in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.