Sunday, September 28, 2014

NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite #Review

Product: NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite Firming Concentrate

Company/Creator: Skin QR Organics

Where to Buy: Amazon

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Recommend?: Maybe worth a try

NuElle contains top 20+ well known botanical cellulite fighting ingredients. It does have diuretic efect so it shouldn't be used while pregnant. The idea is that NuElle will improve circulation, reduce water retention, and reduce the appearance of cellulite overtime,

The cream has a light texture. It is easy to apply, feels nice going on, and absorbs quickly. The scent is strong at first, but fades quickly. It says it creates a sauna effect, meaning you may produce more sweat in the area it's applied to, I did not experience this personally.

I'm not in love. I want to be...because check out this ingredient list..
Purified Water, Organic Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe), Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Cetyl Alcohol, Potassium Stearate, Organic Beeswax, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Essential Oil, Pinus Pinaster (Pine Essential Oil), CoQ10, Betula Alba (Birch) Essential Oil, Agathosma Betulina (Buchu) Essential Oil, Algae Extract, Pullulan, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Hibiscus) Flower Extract, Ruscus Accileatus (Butcher’s Broom), Coffea Arabica (Caffeine), Organic Cola Nitida (Kola Nut), Organic Capsicum Annuum var. Aannuum (Cayenne), Organic Juniperus Communis (Juniper), Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, L’Carnitine, Organic Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwack), Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Organic Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut), Organic Cinnamomum Aromaticum (Cinnamon), Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen Essential Oil), Organic Uncaria Tomentosa (Cat’s Claw), Organic Ginkgo Biloba (Ginkgo), Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Caviar Extract, Cymbopogan Flexuosus (Lemongrass Essential Oil), Organic Joeniculum Vulgare (Fennel), Pelargonium Gravolens (Geranium Essential Oil), Seaweed Extract (Algae), Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp), Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum Essential Oil), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu Oil), Organic Borago Officinalis (Borage Oil), Organic Linum Usitatissimum (Flax Seed Oil), Organic Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil), Organic Rosa Canina (Rose Hip Oil), Allantoin, Organic Arnica Montana (Arnica) flower extract, Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia Nut Oil), Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.
...but I'm not. My skin is softer after use, but it's not visibly tight and smooth. Which is what I was hoping for. It seems that some people have fantastic results, though, so maybe it has more to do with me than the product? Who knows.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Jiva Organics Cardamom #Review

Product: Organic Green Cardamom 

Company/Creator: Jiva Organics

Where to Buy: Amazon

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Recommend?: Yes

Jiva Organics is a line of certified organic spices that offer a tremendous value over mainstream alternatives.  This is a USDA certified organic Green Cardamom that is of extremely high quality and perfect for your next dish or tea!

I haven't used a lot of cardamom, and had never used it from the pods before. I'm very glad to have this experience. Jiva Organics' cardamom is so fresh and fragrant. It's best to keep the cardamom in stored in pods to preserve this. Also, by buying the pods you get a better bang for your buck. Cheaper ground cardamom is sometimes ground with both the seeds and the pods, dulling it's flavor and quality.

Cardamom is great for teas or any food, even desserts, to add a little something extra. It's also wonderful for digestion and so much more!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Organic Raw Cacao Powder Review

Product: Organic Raw Cacao Powder

Company/Creator: Freedom Superfoods

Where to Buy: Amazon

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Recommend?: Yes

Cacao Powder Organic Raw - Best Dark Chocolatey Taste - Unsweetened and Cold Pressed - 1lb/16oz Pouch - High Quality Certified Organic Non-Fermented Beans - A Healthy and Natural Replacement for Cocoa Powder in Hot Chocolates, Smoothies and Baking - An Antioxidant Rich Superfood, Packed with Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Copper & other Nutrients that can Help Keep you Healthy, Happy, Energized & Relaxed.

• Great taste and blends well, just one tablespoon brings a delicious dark chocolate flavor. Customers have said "smells like chocolatey heaven!"
• Perfect for raw treats! Or even baked treats. The secret to a really good homemade chocolate or mocha. Enjoy the smooth rich dark texture in all your recipes.
Being rich in nutrients, minerals & flavonoids our cacao powder is highly alkalizing. As a result many customers report excellent sleep and energy. Marvel as your chocolate cravings disappear. Some buyers have even noticed their appetite has decreased significantly as well.
• You know this has been created with quality in mind because we only source from small sustainably run family owned farms in the most secluded, untouched, ancient rainforest in remote parts of the Dominican Republic. The result is the purest of raw organic cacao powder. Which is then processed in our FDA approved facility free of the 8 major allergens including GLUTEN.
• Delivered in a heavy-duty, re-sealable stand-up pouch. This makes it easy to store and doesn't take up much space. Also helps your cacao stay fresh. 

I had some trouble keeping the pouch resealed. The pouch itself is great, but the seal comes apart easily. The cacao  is raw and unprocessed preserving as much nutritional value as possible. Perfect for raw treats or baked goods. I tried to make chocolate milk for the kids (powdered sugar, cacao, and milk), but they weren't thrilled with the end texture. I thought the flavor was good, though. We also made some cookies with it and they liked the dough better than the finished product. We'll keep on experimenting because who can argue with chocolate that's good for you?

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

iGotTech Magnetic Screen Door #Review

Product: Magnetic Screen Door

Company/Creator: iGotTech

Where to Buy: Amazon

Connect: Website

Recommend?: Yes

"MEASURE TWICE, ORDER ONCE!"  Fits doors up to 34" x 82"
If you've tried other flimsy magnetic screen doors before, you'll notice the difference right away. #1 Best Screen has toughest, heavy mesh construction. Mosquitos and biting bugs stand no chance.
#1 Best Screen has the full 83" height stacked with 26 powerful magnets - BURIED in the reinforced adjoining edges, so they'll never break or fall off. NO GAPS along the entire vertical closure = No bugs.
The ENTIRE FRAME of iGotTech's #1 Best Screen is lined with reinforced velcro. NO OTHER screen door offers this. With super-duty velcro around EVERY inch along the top and both sides, and additional support nails included, there's NO chance of this screen falling down, and NO chance of bugs.
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I decided to put this screen on the back door that the dogs use. It was a little difficult because of our strange door frame on that particular door, but with a little rigging I manage to make it work. The magnets are strong enough to grab one another but pull apart easy when you walk through. The dogs weren't sure what to do at first, but now they plow through with ease. They have torn a hole in the mesh from jumping at the door to come in. I do occasionally have some trouble with the top middle coming off of the velcro, which causes the whole thing to hang open, but I believe this is due to the odd door frame. So, it's not exactly one size fits all, but should work for the average door.

It really is a lot of fun (especially for the kids) to walk through and watch it snap together. Great way to let some fresh air in without letting bugs in too.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Paradise Coconut Oil #Review


Product: Paradise Organic Coconut Oil

Company/Creator: Thera Vita

Where to Buy: Amazon

Recommend?: Yes!

I intended to do so many things with this. Hair conditioner, body butter, cooking, diaper cream, soap....  Because coconut oil is amazing and can do all those things and more. What it really came down to though...I used the majority of this to cook eggs and chicken. and they were delicious every time. A bit of it did make it to a couple of the other ventures. Alas, it is now gone. So sad.

I hate coconut. I really, thoroughly do. So believe when I say cooking with coconut oil will not leave your food tasting of coconut. It's fantastically neutral in flavor and very versatile. Use it in place of butter or oil in virtually anything. Don't get me wrong I love butter and it has its own benefits for sure! However, having a little that's sensitive to dairy, I have to really watch how much we use.

Paradise coconut oil is GMO free, which is a big deal in my household, chemical free, and certified organic, They offer a 100% money back guarantee if you don't love your results.

IndicationsFor those looking to eat healthier, burn fat naturally, maximize immune and digestive system, improve blood pressure and healthy cholesterol levels, manage weight, increase energy, reverse damaged hair, moisturize skin, and more WITHOUT the expensive procedures or use of dangerous artificial supplements...Our Coconut Oil is made for you.
IngredientsOur proven, safe, weight-dropping ingredient: 100% Pure & Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. Absolutely NO: Fillers, Binders, Dangerous Stimulants, Artificial Ingredients, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide, Wheat, Gluten, Soy, Egg, Milk, or Peanuts. 100% Safe & Natural! Vegetarian, vegan, celiac, any diet friendly!
DirectionsIt couldn't be easier! To zap out bad fats with a healthy balance of good ones, just use in place of other oils in cooking, baking, or frying. Also mixes well and makes delicious & nutritious smoothies! Or, for topical benefits, simply apply to your skin or hair and watch the transformation begin! Following these directions will help you to fully stimulate your body's natural healing with NO side effects!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Preschool and Tot School Resources

I've been scouring the "Not" Back-to-School curriculum blog hop this morning. Because I planned to start up a little more scheduled today. And I'm a slacker. A lot of, doesn't quite fit us. I did find some useful things though!

All About Learning is cute - I'll use the freebies. The actual program is a bit pricey for us. I'm sure it's worth it if you're a regular homeschooler.

Found an older copy of Slow and Steady Get Me Ready on Ebay for really cheap. It looks like a great resource for both girls. There are mixed reviews as for the age-appropriateness and simplicity of the activites, but I figure for the price I got it, it can't hurt.

Handbook of Nature Study seems amazing. I will considering purchasing a membership in the future. The outdoor hour challenge is a great idea. I think we're definitely going to make a Nature Journal this year when we go out exploring the neighborhood.
There are some free notebooking resources from

Preschool Printables from Mama's Learning Corner.

This Crayola Dry Erase Board could be handy. I've recently discovered laminating (without a machine) is hard. Ha.

We will have some time for Signing Time and Whistlefritz French every week. Some LeapFrog movies here and there as well.

Miss O plays free games on NickJr, PBS Kids, Scholastic, and Sprout.

May get Let's Find Out and Science Spin.

Continuing with the Alpahbetti books, 1 every week or so depending on how well Miss O is doing with it.

MEP looks like a good math program. We will try it out.

I'm going to try and find some tracing books at the dollar store. I printed and laminated a couple pages for tracing also from teacherspayteachers. (which is what we are working on today)

Of course we'll be reading and attending story time at the library.

Miss Em is going to be following along as well as she can because she loves to 'help' sissy. She's learning body parts and I believe we will work on color identification soon. Smart cookie.