Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Rockin Green Femme Rock Review & Giveaway

Today's review is for all of you mama cloth users. This is a Rockin Green post. I was sent their Femme Rock to try out with my mama cloth.
This bag is 16oz and it retails for $11.95.

Cloth menstrual pads never looked so cool! This enzyme based detergent is designed to work on the toughest of stains while keeping your reusable cloth pads looking like new. This 16 oz bag will last you for several cycles, making it a great value! Phosphate Free – Scent Free – SLS Free.

Rock N Green Femme Rock:

  • Phosphate Free
  • Scent Free
  • SLS Free
  • Dye Free
  • Unscented
  • Cleans and Deodorizes
  • Great On Stains
  • Biodegradable
  • HE Compatible
  • Economical
  • Clean Rinsing Formula
  • Made In the USA
I love this it is great for fighting stains and I love that it is unscented and it doesn't irritate my skin. This will last me for many many cycles and it is a great value for your money.

One lucky TTGG follower will be winning their own bag.

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I received this item for review purposes. My opinions are honest and I was not paid for this review. This blog is not responsible for prizes being sent out.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tender Tushies Mama Cloth Review & Giveaway

This is a Mama cloth review for you. I have given up most paper products in our change to being a little more green. When I first heard about mama cloth I thought GROSS! When I actually first tried one I was really impressed and I have not looked back or wore a paper pad since then. My friend Sarah who runs Tender Tushies gave me one of her mama cloth to try and here is my review on it.

I was given 3 mama cloth one for review and one for giveaway here is how they look.
I choose to try the blue one. The middle is bamboo and the colored sides are minky and they are so soft. These one are 10 inches long. I have tried this on a very heavy day over night on day 1 and on light days. It works great for me.
These pads retail for $6.00 each.

One lucky TTGG follower will be winning the pink one. Just enter with the rafflecopter form.
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I received these items for review purposes. My opinions are honest and I was not paid for this review.

Monday, October 29, 2012

How to make pumpkin seeds

Making pumpkin seeds every year is a big tradition in our house. It is fun and super easy to do. I will list all steps with pics now let's get started.
Preheat the oven to 300 and scoop out your seeds from your pumpkin.
Make sure to wash then really well in the sink.

Next make sure to dry them really well on a towel. Spray your cookie sheet with a cooking spray.

Now place all of the semi dry seeds to the sheet.

Mine were pretty wet still but that just means they will have to cook longer. Once you make these many times you will just know when they are done. Next add salt. I used sea salt on mine.

Then just pop in the oven for 30-40 min turning them every 10 minutes.

I baked mine for about 55 minutes since they were so wet. Then transfer then to a ziplock lock bag or air tight container.

So easy and the kids can help too. They love getting all gooey with scooping the seeds out. Brendan said man those are good lol they are kid approved to. These cooked so perfect that we eat the shells too. I have also heard you can add sugar on them too for a sweet treat.
Happy eating

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

TruKid Hero Stick Review & Giveaway

This is a great reiew and it is coming from TruKid.  I was sent heir new Hero Stick for review. It retails for $12.50 per stick or a 3 pack that is on sale for $29.99.

Mom's Kiss in a Stick! TruKids Hero Stick is a natural soothing balm that protects and soothes skin irritations. Perfect for backpacks and purses, moms kiss in a stick will make boo-boos, bug bites, eczema and rashes feel better. Made with Balm of Gilead, Calendula and Plantain Leaf to protect while skin heals. There are no parabens, artificial colors or fragrances in this biodegradable formula. 0.6 oz. tube.
We have been so sick here in this house and our noses are raw so i have been using this on our noses to help with all of the nose blowing we have been doing. It works for kids and adults ochies.
One lucky TTGG follower will win a tube of their own Hero Stick.
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

My new IPAD

I am posting my first blog post from my new IPAD. I'm excited to be blogging on it and I am hoping that I can now blog on the go! It is so pretty and I just love it. I am testing this out to see how easy it is to post a blog post on here and so far so good! Thanks all

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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TTC Fertili tea and Virili tea Review & Giveaway

This review is for all of my TTC followers. This is a review and giveaway from Fairhaven Health. They have all of your needs for before during and after pregnancy. I was sent 2 great items one for me to try and one for my husband.
I was sent the Fertili tea for women and the Virili tea for men.

Fertili Tea for women retails for $14.95 per bag.

A Natural Way to Improve Conception Odds

FertiliTea is the natural, healthful - and delicious - herbal fertility tea designed to support the entire reproductive system and help increase your chances of conceiving. FertiliTea™ brings together scientifically-validated herbal ingredients (including vitex) to help restore female balance and promote reproductive wellness.
Designed by Amos Grunebaum, MD, an internationally recognized fertility expert, FertiliTea is the only herbal tea that offers a complete spectrum of fertility-enhancing ingredients, chasteberry (vitex) and red raspberry leaf which have been shown to help conception efforts. A tea for fertility health, FertiliTea offers a comprehensive blend of organic herbs that are both safe and effective. Each bag of FertiliTea is vacuum-sealed for freshness and contains a 1 month supply of this nutritive herbal tonic. All ingredients are organic and wildcrafted, and of the freshest and highest quality with no preservatives or additives. FertiliTea offers a zesty, refreshing aroma and delightful mint flavor - the perfect companion for anytime, every day.Why a loose-leaf tea? A loose-leaf tea ensures maximum freshness, flavor and, most importantly, nutritional support. Herbal tea leaves need room to expand in order to properly transfer all their nutrients. Our airtight, light-proof bags keep tea fresh for up to two years and contain no glues or staples that are commonly used in teabags.

Virili tea for men retails for $14.95 for a bag.

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ViriliTea is an energizing and invigorating herbal tea designed to promote male reproductive health and sexual vitality. Grounded in Chinese and Ayurvedic medical traditions and emerging scientific research, this unique combination of select organic and wild-crafted plants and herbs is designed to:

  • help optimize male reproductive health
  • enhance fertility
  • promote optimal sexual function and desire
ViriliTea combines the flavors of ginger, cat mint, cinnamon bark and stevia to produce a refreshing, mildly sweet tea, along with fertility-enhancing plants and herbs such as ginseng, muira puama, epimedium, goji berry and many more (see ingredients tab for complete listing).
ViriliTea is a loose-leaf tea, packaged in a vacuum-sealed bag. Why a loose-leaf tea? A loose-leaf tea ensures maximum flavor, freshness and, most importantly, nutritional support. Herbal tea leaves need room to expand in order to properly transfer all their nutrients. Our airtight, light-proof bags keep tea fresh for up to two years and contain none of the glues or staples that are commonly used in teabags.

Both teas you make the same way and it is easy to do.
This is how the loose tea looks in the bag. All you need to do is get your hot or boiling water and put in your loose tea brewer.
I let mine steep for about 5 minutes.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Piggy Paint Review

Today's review is from Piggy Paint. What is Piggy Paint you ask? Piggy Paint is a non-toxic, eco-friendly nail polish that is specially formulated of natural ingredients and proudly made in the USA. It is free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, BPA, ethyl acetate and acetone. Piggy Paint's hypoallergenic,odorless formula makes it gentle enough for sensitive hands and noses, yet it dries to a hard, durable finish that can easily be removed with Piggy Paint nail polish remover. This unique remover contains none of the solvents that could offend your nose or harm our atmosphere.
I was sent 3 Piggy Paint polishes for review and they are all in my favorite color pink!!
Pinkie promises and Jazz it up are all new colors from Piggy Paint and they are easy to use on little fingers and toes.
I LOVE these and they come in many great colors to mix and match all of your kids outfits. I will continue to use and buy these Piggy Paints.
I received these items for review purposes. My opinions are honest and I was not paid for this review.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops Review

Todays review is on Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops. I was sent a great package full of my favorite cough drops as a child. These were the only cough drops that we used at my house when I was growing up and I was excited to try these again and do this review.
My favorite is still the cherry even though the honey is still great. I like both sizes and I keep the puck in my purse and I refill with the bags. They still taste and look the same as when I was a little girl and now that I can find them at my local CVS I will only be buying these.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Ulysses S. Grant was President, the population of America hovered at 39 million, and the telephone was still a pipe dream, when in 1870 J. Herman Pine hung out a confectionery shingle on 8th Street above Walnut in Philadelphia and, along with his brother, sold their first batch of what they called 'Pine Brothers Glycerine Tablets.' In an attempt to relieve his own sore throat and those of his family members, Mr. Pine, a former German confectionery maker, determined that by combining the soothing natural qualities of glycerin with the healing properties of gum acacia, he could sooth and mitigate the mild discomfort of a sore throat. Add in some natural flavoring and a sweetener and voila, Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops were born. "I have discovered something," Pine wrote, "which will give quick throat relief to thousands afflicted as I was." He added,"Perhaps I won't make much money out of this. But I can make people happy, and that's more important than money." Mr. Pine was being unduly modest, as his "discovery" would become one of the most successful, most delicious and most unique throat lozenges in the world. Nor has the recipe changed appreciably since it was first introduced to the public over 140 years ago.
In 1930 Pine Brothers was sold to the Life Savers Company and continued to flourish. Known for its 'soft drop consistency,' Pine Brothers lozenges became a favorite of adults and children alike. The product, which attracted healthiest sales in the eastern and northern states, due to its icy winters, reached its peak popularity in the 1970's. The company was sold by Life Savers, and then, having been re-sold and acquired a number of times, found itself essentially rudderless and under appreciated; this despite a legion of loyal consumers. Cost cutting changes were made to the original recipes, packaging became stale and marketing non-existent; Pine Brothers began to be made overseas. Sales declined.
Recently, Pine Brothers was acquired by the creator and former owner of Airborne, Victoria Knight-McDowell, for her new company 3 Sisters Home Products™. Much time and effort has been spent locating the original Pine Brothers recipes, redesigning the packaging, and creating an exciting yet classic new look. The natural product is once again being made in America, and is launching nationally in fall 2011. At which time old Mr. Pine, will succeed once again in "making people happy." God bless him!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dorfman Pacific Classic Parisian Beret Review

Hats & Accessories from the World's Finest Designers

This review is for any of you out there that are hat lovers. This review is from Dorfman Pacific and I was sent their Classic Parisian Beret for review. I choose the Charcoal color.
Dorfman Pacific’s DPC AUTHENTIC brand presents style 50 for the new season in 19 colors. It is 10 and ½ inches and made from soft wool. The one size fits all feature makes it the ideal self or gift purchase and it retails for $25. This comes in 12 colors Black, Maroon, White (off white), Chocolate, Charcoal, Camel, Olive, Cobalt, Forest Green, Light Blue, Pink and Red.

It looks great on as modeled by my friend who loves hats Ashley.
She said  that she thought it was super cute not super stretchy but comfortable warm and easy to move. It looks super cute on her too here is a back shot of the hat on.
I received this item for review purposes. My opinions are honest and I was not paid for this review.

Monday, October 15, 2012

KD's Creations Paintings Review & Giveaway

This review and giveaway is from KD's Creations. My friend Kristen hand paints paintings, growth charts, name plaques and more. Here is a video on what I was sent for review.
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Kivelli Review & Giveaway

Kivelli Baby, Inc.
Today's review & Giveaway is from Kivelli Baby. They carry elegant infant and toddler gifts. I was sent their Custom Pacifier holder which retails for $29.99.
Never lose your baby's pacifier again with our trendy & chic pacifier holders. As the perfect accessory, they make a great finishing touch to any outfit. "bling" it on! They come ready for gift giving in a beautiful leatherette jewelry box. Many styles and colors to choose from.

I choose the Vintage style in the color Tiara Coco. They are engravable and I just choose a letter K for our last name since we are not pregnant yet. You can also get a name engraved as well.

The beading detail on this Pacifier holder is just beautiful. I choose the chocolate colored brown ones but they have many others to choose from.
I just love this and one lucky TTGG winner is going to win a  Custom Engraved Vintage Pacifier Holder!! Just enter thru rafflecopter below.

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The Pink Polka Dot Boutique

Hello all this review if coming from The Pink Polka Dot Boutique on Etsy. She hand makes all of her items and alot are made to order. She makes baby booties, nursing pillows, nursing pillow cover, changing pad covers, burp cloth, blankets, bibs, wash cloths and more. I was sent 3 items for review.

First is wash cloths. You get 3 for $2.99.
These wash clothes are made with all my left over fabric scraps.
They each are approximately 5" x 5" inches.
However, the size varies a bit.
Each wash cloth may be a little different in shape but I have tried to match each set to almost the exact size and shape.
The fabric between sets varies some are made with cotton print fronts and flannel backs.
Others are made with flannel fronts and backs.
Each is made with a double stitched seam for better durability.
These are very cute and could also be used for a cloth wipe.

The next item is burp cloths I was sent 3 but each one retails for $2.49 each.
This is a Homemade Burp Cloth

It is made with 100% Cotton Print and a Flannel under siding.

The dimensions are as follows:

Approximately 7 inches wide by 20 inches long.
Each cloth varies slightly in color/pattern and dimensions.

It is made to hang over the shoulder and can also be used for other purposes.
It has a contour fit for better comfort around your neck.
These are great and just the right size. They have many fabrics to choose from and would make a great gift.
Lastly is their blankets which retail for between $8.00-$14.99.

Each blanket is double sided in fabulous quality Flannel Fabric.
It is very soft.
Machine and Dryer safe.

The dimensions are approximately:
35 inches long by 22 inches wide.
It is stitched double with a seam on both the inside and the outside all the way around.
These are a smaller size blankets perfect for on the go they come in many different patterns and perfect for anyone.
The shipping takes awhile so please order ahead of time as most items are made to order. Other than that the items are great.
 All opinions on this blog are my own and I was not paid for this review.

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Welcome to the Barbie Pink Dreams Event!

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The Barbie 3-Story Dreamhouse is the ultimate luxury home, and it's newly renovated with fab pink columns on glamorous photo-real wallpaper. Three fabulous stories include an elevator, lights and sounds. The first floor features a dining area, fully stocked kitchen and elegant, light-up chandelier. The second floor has a living room with a TV and "Roaring" fireplace, plus a signature-style bathroom. On the third floor is a posh bedroom suite with canopy bed and an outdoor balcony with a hot tub and tiki lights. Sounds include a doorbell, kitchen diner, crackling fireplace, running shower water and flushing toilets.
Barbie 3-Story Dreamhouse:
  • Ultimate luxury home newly renovated with fab pink columns on glamorous photo-real wallpaper
  • Made of plastic
  • 3 fabulous stories with dining area, kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom suite and outdoor balcony
  • Includes elevator, light-up chandelier, TV, "roaring" fireplace, canopy bed, hot tub and tiki lights
  • Sounds include a doorbell, kitchen timer, crackling fireplace, running shower water and flushing toilet
  • Dolls not included
  • 3 AG13 and 3 AA batteries included
  • Dollhouse Dimensions: 29.92"L x 7.19"W x 31.99"H
  • Box Dimensions: 30.50"L x 8.00"W x 33.00"H
  • Adult assembly required
  • Takes approximately 30 minutes to assemble

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity Giveaway

Welcome to the Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity Giveaway!
Sponsored by Kmart

Do you plan to surprise your little one this Christmas with a cool new toy? Check out the Kmart Fab 15 Toy List to find out what's hot on the market this holiday season! Plus, rank the toys on the list and enter the sweepstakes to win your favorite one! One toy is being given away each day until November 22. Be sure to visit daily for a new chance to win!

Better yet, you could win this gorgeous Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity right here! As one of the top rated toys on the Fab 15 list, it has a retail value of $99.99!

Product features:
  • This Enchanted Carriage Vanity will help you arrive in style!
  • Press the Cinderella icon on the Pumpkin to magically reveal a deluxe shoe ring
  • Cinderella icon activated color change light feature around the mirror!
  • Plays 3 classic Cinderella Phrases
  • Enchanted Vanity comes with matching stool
  • Drawers for beauty accessory storage
  • Over 3 Feet tall!

One lucky winner will receive their very own Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity!

The giveaway is open to US residents 18+ only. It will run from 10/12 to 11/11, so you will have plenty of time to complete as many entries as you like, including daily ones. Please wait for the Rafflecopter form to load and enter for your chance to win.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Scentsy Demo Video

Here is a short demo video on what is Scentsy and how to use it. I get asked this alot so this is a video for you.
Here is a link to my Official Scentsy page for more info and all items availiable for sale.

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Thanks these are my own items and I was not paid for this post.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Jewelry Candles Giveaway

Jewelry Candles and Wonderful Things In Life are sponsoring this giveaway. We would like to thank all the bloggers who are also helping us to promote this giveaway. This giveaway will end this coming October 20 so you still have plenty of time to join. The giveaway is open worldwide so wherever you are then you can join. Good luck and fill up the rafflecopter below. Thank you.

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