Mom Knows Best : August 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Florastor Probiotics Supports Healthy Digestion And Is Safe For Children As Young As 2 Months Old


"Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Florastor and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on my blog are my own."



     As an adult you know how probiotics can help support a healthy digestion system. Probiotics can help your digestion get back on track after illness or when you take antibiotics. You, as a parent, want your child to have healthy digestion but wonder if giving them probiotics is safe for them. FlorastorKids  is a probiotic that is safe to give to kids as young as two months old but also tough enough for the whole family to use. Kids will love the tutti-frutti flavored powder that dissolves in most drinks or soft foods. Your kids can even eat the powder straight from the packet. I gave my picky eater a taste of the powder and he said "this is good, can I have more?"

    FlorastorKids is a dietary supplement that comes in individual packets, that makes it easy to take on the go. This probiotic is great to give to kids as a daily supplement to promote healthy digestion. You can also give your child Florastor while they are recovering from an illness or when they are taking antibiotics to get their digestion back on track.



Here are some facts about Florastor:

          1. Florastor is a yeast-based probiotic supplement (250 mg Saccharomyces boulardii lyo) which is found on the skin of tropical fruits like lychees and mangosteens.

2. FlorastorKids is appropriate for children as young as 2 months.

3. Florastor is vegetarian and gluten-free

4. Florastor does not need to be refrigerated and is not compromised by antibiotic use.

5. There is also a Florastor supplement for adults.



   My 6 year old son is having surgery to remove his tonsils and adenoids. He will be taking antibiotics after the surgery and be on a soft food diet. His throat will be hurting for a while so he will not be eating properly as he will be enjoying ice cream and popsicles. I will be giving my son FlorastorKids to keep his digestive system running smoothly. I love that I can sprinkle it on his ice cream or mix into a smoothie. The last thing my little one needs is a tummy ache on top of a sore throat. A healthy digestion with FlorastorKids will support his immune system to promote healing after his surgery. 

 To get more information on FlorastorKids as a great probiotic supplement for children and how probiotics work, click on the below link. Purchase information is also available on this website.


I am hosting a giveaway in which one of my readers will win a Florastor prize pack valued at over $60.00!

 This awesome prize pack contains:
*One (1) Florastor 50-capsule bottle
*One (1) FlorastorKids 20-packet

Enter on the Entry-Form below and good luck! Giveaway begins September 1st and ends September 19th, 2014.





Little Tikes Tree House Swing Set Giveaway Event!

Welcome to the Little Tikes Tree House Swing Set Giveaway Event!



I am helping promote the wonderful giveaway for an awesome swing set by Little Tikes!



We have come together with our hosts Everything Mommyhood and Mom To Bed by 8 to offer our readers a Tree House Swing Set giveaway from Little Tikes. Special thanks to our co-hosts Budget Earth and Bayou City Mamas. INSERT YOUR OWN WORDS HERE A backyard “tree” house with swing set that includes a climbing wall, sliding board and more! Kids can climb to the platform two different ways, the climbing wall or by climbing the tree trunk then they can slide down and do it again and again! Your kids will get years of enjoyment from this fun and durable swing set. Perfect for children ages 3-8 years old.



Features Lookout tree with steering wheel Climbing wall Kids can climb the tree trunk Grab handles molded into the tree trunk Fun slide Swingset extension Maximum number of kids on climber: 4 Maximum child per swing: 1 Weight limit up to 81lbs. per child The Tree House Swing Set must be anchored Accessories included: Anchor kit and 2 Swings Assembly Required You can check out Everything Mommyhood's more in depth review with more pictures here - Little Tikes Tree House Swing Set Review. Now for the giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a Little Tikes Tree House Swing Set, retail $499.99. Open to US Residents, 18 and up only. One entry per household/IP Address. Void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen randomly via the Giveaway Tools entry form and will be emailed. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize before a new winner is chosen. Giveaway ends 9/21/14 at 11:59pm Eastern.

 
Disclosure: Everything Mommyhood received the item mentioned above in exchange for her honest review & giveaway. We were not compensated for this posting. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own and were not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. Everything Mommyhood and contributing bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment. Little Tikes is responsible for fulfillment of prize. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions about this event or would like to see your event hosted by Everything Mommyhood, please email EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Crum Creek Soy Bites Bread Sticks Allow You To Indulge In Healthy Without GMO'S



I love to snack and I am always looking for healthy snacks that are good for me. I discovered a healthy bread stick that tastes great and is high in protein. These tasty little treats are also vegan and made without GMO'S. I love that they are packed in single serve bags which allows me to know how much to eat.  I tend to eat too much when I eat my favorite snack straight from the bag so these single serving bags are great. They come in tasty flavors are are great on the go or at home. My favorite way to eat them is with my favorite healthy dip like hummus or spinach dip. I will be bringing this to my next party along with a healthy spinach dip. 


   Crum Creek Soy Bites Bread Sticks come in four yummy flavors. The flavors are Everything, Onion, Sesame, and Rosemary and garlic. My favorite is the Everything as it is a scrumptious blend of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion, garlic and salt. These little bite size bread sticks are great plain or yummy dipped in your favorite dip. My boys love them with cheese. As a mom, I love that they have no artificial flavors or preservatives. They are great to toss into a lunch bag too.


I have a great  50% OFF discount code that you  can use good towards the purchase of Crum Creek Soy Bites Bread Sticks. Just click on the below link and enter the code.

50% OFF CODE: USFG50



"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above pictured product to try and write about."







Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door Is A Low-Cost Way To Cool Your House



      I have seen TV commercials for those magnetic screen doors and have wondered if they really work. So when a company asked me if I wanted to review their Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door, I just had to accept the product as I wanted to put it to the test. I wanted to see if this product really works as my husband has a tendency to leave the back door open when he goes outside. My husband loves to grill and he goes outside and when he does he leaves the back door open. Then the flies come in and all night after he grills, we are shooing away the flies. I tell him to close the door but he always tells me that he will be right back in so why bother closing the door. He needs to better communicate with the flies to keep them out.

When the mesh screen door arrived, I had my husband put it up, as he is the reason for needing one. My husband was able to put up the screen in about 5 minutes. The screen door came with adhesive velcro strips to attach it to the door frame. Tacks were also include if the velcro did not stick. The screen has been up for a week using the velcro strips and it is still strongly attached.

Once the screen was in place everybody had to try it out. My boys took turns going in and out of the screen. The magnets inside the screen allow it to close back up after they walked through. I was disappointed that it did not make that loud clashing noise like the ones on TV did, it was quiet when it closed. I happy to say that there are no flies in the house after my husband uses his grill. We also can let the cool breeze in our house through the back door.

I can say for the price of this screen door it does a good job and saves you a lot of money as screens doors are costly to install. There is a couple of things that I don't like about the screen. There is a three inch gap at the top of the screen which could let in small bugs. I will be sewing that gap up with some strong thread to solve that problem. The other thing is that I wished that they company had included full strips of velcro for the sides of the door frame. The company just included several pieces of velcro that you attached in a couple of places on your door frame, thus leaving little gaps for small bugs to get in. I guess I could us the provided tacks to take care of the gaps. We did not get any bugs in the house but you can never be too careful.



Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door

✓ Strong magnets sewn in, to provide seamless automatic closure
✓ High quality micro mesh keeps the smallest bugs out
✓ Easy install bug screens have been developed to stay up and withstand heavy traffic

Multiple Uses

✓ Can be used in all homes for effective pest control
✓ Great for use in RVs
✓ Fits easily where swing doors cannot fit

Benefits of Mega Mesh

✓ Magnetic hands-free entry
✓ Pet friendly access
✓ The low-cost way to economically cool your home
✓ Protection for your family from invading insects
✓ Easy installation
✓ Optional push-pin fixings included


To obtain more information about this product and to purchase, click on the below link.





I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bonapiel Anti-Aging Moisturizer Is A Fresh-Feeling Moisturizer That Revitalizes And Protects




  I want young looking skin and I will use beauty products to help my skin stay young. I am always trying new beauty products to help my face stay young looking. Lotions with anti-aging benefits in them are the products that I love. I will fight those wrinkles to stay away as long as I can.

      I was sent a bottle of Bonapiel Anti-Aging Moisturizer to use on my face and this is a product that I really like. This moisturizer has a nice peppermint scent to it and has a nice cooling feel on my skin. The lotion absorbed quickly into my skin and left my skin with a nice velvet feel. I have been using the lotion for a bout a week but I have noticed my skin feeling firmer which I think helps makes those pesky fine lines less noticeable. I have also noticed that my skin feels softer. The lotion is easy to apply and you only need little amount of product each time you use it. The bottle is elegant and looks nice on my bathroom counter.

Here is what the company says about the benefits of Bonapiel moisturizer.

  • Rebuilds Collagen, Repairs Visible Lines And Improves Skin Texture and Tone.
  • Power-packed with Matrixyl 3000 + Peptides + Antioxidants That Work To Reduce The Appearance of Fine Lines + Wrinkles And Firm The Skin | Matrixyl 3000 is Shown To Reduce Appearance Of Wrinkles By 45% in Two Months
  • Contains Vitamin E :: A Natural Skin Conditioner And Anti-Oxidant Which Keeps Your Skin Hydrated. Conditions & Moisturizes Your Skin and Promotes Rapid Cell Growth | Promotes a Healthy Skin Cell Renewal Cycle
  • Enhances The Skin's Renewal Process | This Oil-Free Formula Absorbs Quickly - Leaving Skin Perfectly Balanced | From Dull To Revitalized, Your Complexion Will Positively Glow
  • Lightweight, Fresh-Feeling Moisturizer That Revitalizes And Protects | Made in the USA | Comes With a 30 Day No-Questions-Asked Money Back Guarantee - The Risk Is On Us!


To purchase Bonapiel Anti-Aging Moisturizer or to get more information, click on the below link.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Nature's Own Bread Giveaway


Go Back To School with Nature's Own

Nature’s Own offers you quality bakery foods for every meal--soft variety breads, premium specialty breads, white breads, buns, sandwich rounds, and English muffins, bagels, and breakfast breads.
Since its introduction in 1977, Nature’s Own has offered breads and buns made with nature’s best ingredients and free of artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors. Today, Nature’s Own also is free of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). America’s favorite soft variety bread. No other brand offers the freshness, great taste, and selection of Nature’s Own.


Nature’s Own…
Has no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors
Contains no HFCS
Has no trans fats or cholesterol
Is low fat
Offers varieties with whole grain, higher fiber, lower calories, and omega 3

My family loves the honey whole wheat bread. My boys love to spread peanut butter and jelly on the slices of bread. I love that they are getting whole grains with their sandwich.


Giveaway Time!
(8/25 - 9/25)
Enter through the Rafflecopter Form below to win:
4 Free Product Coupons for Nature's Own Bread Products!
5 WINNERS

Be sure to follow Nature's Own on their social networking sites to stay up to date on current promotions and special offers!
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The Identical Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Has Awesome Music From The Identical Movie And A Giveaway


   My husband and I were able to see a great movie called The Identical before it was released to the public. The movie theater has a special showing for church leaders and bloggers. My husband and I are both active leaders in our church so we jumped at the opportunity to see a faith based movie. The movie The Identical was a great movie that I recommend seeing. This movie shows people how God interacts in our lives and directs our paths. This inspiring movie tells of a boy who follows his dreams, against his preacher dad's wishes, to become a singer. During his journey he discovers a different path God had for him. The music in the movie will remind you of Elvis, although I don't know if that was the producers intention.


 The Identical is coming to theaters September 5th and this is a movie that is great for the whole family to see. I will be bringing friends with me when I watch the movie again. This is a movie you will want to see.

About the movie:

The IDENTICAL tells the compelling story of twin brothers unknowingly separated at birth during the Great Depression. DREXEL HEMSLEY becomes an iconic 50’s rock ’n’ roll star, while RYAN WADE (Blake Rayne) struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father. The Reverend Wade (Ray Liotta) and his wife (Ashley Judd) are sure their adopted son has been gifted and called by God to be a preacher. But Ryan challenges his parent’s vision for his life, and unflinchingly chooses to launch his own music career with his best friend (Seth Green). Encouraged by his wife (Erin Cottrell) and employer (Joe Pantoliano), Ryan embarks on an unpredictable, provocative path - performing the legendary music of Drecel Hemsley in sold out venues all across the country. As the brothers destinies tragically collide, Ryan discovers that Drexel is his identical twin which leads him to question everything he’s ever believed about God, family, and his own identity.


                Official movie website: http://theidenticalmovie.com

                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IdenticalMovie

                Movie Trailer: http://youtu.be/MxWVXHatVDA

                 Group ticket rates:   http://seatzy.com/main/bulkrequest/the-identical

 The movie also has great music in it and I was sent THE IDENTICAL ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK SAMPLER to enjoy. I listened to the CD and it brought back great memories of the movie. I even sang along with the music as I did my work. The music was very much in the style of Elvis as the lead actor looked and sounded very much like him.


About the Soundtrack Sampler:
  THE IDENTICAL ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK SAMPLER features 12 of the 20 original songs by Jerry Marcellino and Yochanan Marcellino from the film. Including “Your Love’s Keepin’ Me Tonight,” “City Lights,” “Angel of Mine,” “Everybody Knows It” and “Nashville Tonight."



 I have a copy of this awesome  THE IDENTICAL ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK SAMPLER to giveaway to one of my readers. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!



a Rafflecopter giveaway


"These opinions are my own. I received a copy of the above mentioned soundtrack in exchange for a review on my blog."

Friday, August 22, 2014

Zevia Is My Favorite Natural Zero Calorie Soda And A Giveaway


     I love Zevia Zero Calorie Natural Soda and it is the only soda that I buy. I buy Zevia because it is a great tasting zero calorie soda that is sweeten naturally with Stevia and Monk fruit and contains no calories. It is also Kosher, Vegan, and Gluten-Free. As a parent, the best part about Zevia is that most of their flavors are clear. Zevia is made without artificial colors. The Zevia cans are also cool looking.


I recently entered a contest on Zevia's Facebook page . I had to make a guilt free float with Zevia and I made a Skinny Dreamsicle and I was one of the winners. I won a gift card and 2 cases of Zevia! My above photo shows my winning float. It was simple to make, I just combined vanilla frozen yogurt with a can of orange Zevia, and it was so yummy. You too can enter a contest with Zevia and win $100 to Target. See the details below on how you can win.

Take the #ZeviaStyle Challenge!
Zevia wants to celebrate your unique voice by discovering what makes
you an original! They’re hosting a style challenge designed to highlight
your calling card, whether that’s kitchen wizardry, a killer fashion sense,
or just being an all-around super mom. Zevia will be rewarding their
community (and yours!) for winning style with $100 Target gift cards,
oodles of soda, t-shirts, swag and so much more, every day for 22 days!

The contest runs from Aug 14 - Sept 5.
The best part? It’s super easy to enter! Simply post your original
style pics to Instagram (@zevialife) or twitter (Zevia), tag Zevia and
#ZeviaStyle and you’re done! For complete details, head over to 


and don’t forget to include #ZeviaStyle in your posts
to be sure your unique voice is heard!


Zevia comes in 15 awesome flavors and I am sure you will find a couple that will become favorites.









This is how I buy Zevia when it is on sale.

Now for some more fun! I have coupons for free Zevia to give away to 5 of my readers. The coupons are good for a 4 or 6 pack of Zevia soda.  Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!




**I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agree to use this product and post  my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.**

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Chocolate Almond Butter Granola Bars Made With Paradise 100% Natural Coconut Oil




    I love to bake and I am always trying new recipes and ingredients. Many of my friends are always talking about coconut oil and how wonderful it is for baking. I have to admit that up until now, I have never baked with coconut oil.When I received an opportunity to review coconut oil I got excited as I have never used it in baking. I was sent a container of Paradise Organic Coconut Oil to review on my blog and of course I knew I had to bake something. I decided to bake some granola bars with the coconut oil and the results are amazing. Lets just say I have to hide these granola bars deep in the fridge or I will eat too many of them. These granola bars are full of healthy items and can be great for breakfast or snacks.

  Paradise Organic Coconut oil is a 100% natural coconut oil that can be used for hair, skin, eating, cooking and smoothies! Coconut oil is known as a healthy oil that is great for healthy cholesterol levels among many other things like increased energy. This oil is USDA certified organic and gluten free. I love that it is cold pressed, Non-GMO, and unrefined. The coconut oil is great for low carb diets too!



I love how clear this coconut oil is. This oil has a nice mild taste to it also.


To order this wonderful  Paradise 100% Natural Coconut Oil, click on the below link.

                         
                                              Chocolate Almond Butter Granola Bars

                                              1 cup almond butter or any other nut butter
                                               1/2 cup honey
                                               1/2 cup Paradise coconut oil
                                               2 1/2 cups rolled oatmeal
                                                1 cup sunflower seeds
                                                1/2 cup flax meal
                                                 1/4 cup chocolate chips
                                         
                        1. In a medium pot over medium heat, melt the almond butter, honey, and coconut oil until                                  smooth.

                         2. Combine the oatmeal, sunflower seeds and flax meal in a large bowl and stir in the                                         almond butter mixture until well combined.

                         3. Press the mixture on a cookie sheet that has parchment or wax paper on it. If you don't                                have parchment or wax paper, you can oil the cookie sheet with a spray or butter.
                       
                         4. Place more parchment  paper on the granola bar mixture and press down with another                                   cookie sheet. Use a greased spatula if you don't have parchment paper.

                          5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top and press down again.

                          6. Place the cookie sheet with the granola bar mixture on it in the refrigerator for 2 hours.                                  Then slice the granola bars into bars.

                           7. Keep the granola bars in a seal container in the refrigerator, separating the layers with                                    parchment paper or wax paper.






#theravita

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Perfect Healthful Munch Food Crum Creek Mills Soy Bites


Exclusively by Crum Creek Mills... Pack them in lunchboxes, or set them out in a bowl within everyone's reach. Here's a perfect munch food; healthful, convenient, single-served and we have to admit, a bit addictive. Great for work, home, school or play.

There are so many ways to enjoy Crum Creek Mills Soy Bites. They're delicious on their own, of course. You can also use them for dipping hummus, light cream cheese, a bit of peanut butter, jelly or whatever else you like. Available in FOUR incredible flavors: Remarkable Rosemary and Garlic, Superb Sesame, Outrageous Onion and Everything! (A scrumptious blend of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion, garlic and salt). Get yours today! http://www.crumcreek.com


Blonde Brownies Made The Low Fat Way



    My 14 year old son loves to bake. He wanted to make brownies the other day and started searching online for recipes. He found a recipe for blonde brownies at www.verybestbaking.com. While the fat grams were only 7 grams in the recipe, I knew that he could cut out some of the butter and chocolate chips and still make it taste good but be lower in fat. The recipe called for 3/4 cups butter and 2 cups of chocolate chips. My son only put 1/2 cup of butter and 1 cup of chocolate chips in the brownie recipe and the result was delicious. The brownies were full of flavor and were chewy just like regular brownies but lower in fat. I love when I can make a favorite treat for my family with less fat.

Blonde Brownies

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cups  Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch  pan.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Spread into prepared pan.

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. 



I love experimenting with recipes and I find that with most recipes you can cut out a 1/3 of the butter and it still tastes great. Here is another recipe for low fat chocolate chip cookies that I love to make.


Do you have any favorite recipes that are low fat?





Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MACY’S BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY




Macy's is giving away $5,000 worth of gift cards! 100 winners will receive a $50 gift card to Macy’s!


Giveaway Details:
Tuesday, August 18th at 9:00 AM ET to Thursday, August 21st at 9:00 PM ET.
One hundred (100) winners will receive a $50.00 Macy’s gift card.
Users can enter the giveaway by heading to the Macy’s deal page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page.
The winners will be chosen via a lottery drawing and notified on Monday (8/25) via the email address they used to enter.

        Click on the below link to enter. Good luck!

              http://www.savings.com/m-Macys-coupons.html#i-5471695



#BTSSavings

Monday, August 18, 2014

Soothie Suckers Are An All-Natural Herbal Supplement Ice Pop That My Boys Love



  I want to tell you about a wonderful product that tastes so good and gives your child an all- natural herbal supplement at the same time. Your kids will enjoy them so much they wont even know it is good for them. I received these ice pops the other day and my boys were excited to try them. My boys are 6 and 7 years old and they can read so they knew these ice pops were healthy but the cute designs on the box made my boys want to try them. My boys wanted to taste the ice pops right away but I told them we had to freeze them first. They froze in about an hour and I gave them to my boys to try. My boys  took one bite and said " these taste really good " and I had to try them also after hearing them say that. I taste the ice pops and found them to be sweet like regular ice pops. I love that they have only 4 grams of sugar in them along with healthy herbs. There is no artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup in these ice pops. They are sweeten with organic agave syrup. They can be enjoyed frozen or as a juice.


Soothie Suckers come in two varieties: Immune support and Nasal support. The Immune support tastes like an orange ice pop and the Nasal support tastes like a grape ice pop. These Soothie Suckers has a 500 mg Herbal Extract blend in them that contains Echinacea along with other herbs that are discussed Here on their webpage. These ice pops are a great way to support your child's immune system so their bodies can fight off those germs that they come into to contact with. This is treat that I will be saying yes to as school has started and I want my boys to stay healthy this year.

To obtain more information on these Soothie Suckers and to purchase, click on the below link.




"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mention product in exchange for a review on my blog."

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Australian Tea Tree Oil Has Many Uses From Skin Care To Household Cleaners



I was sent a bottle of Australian Tea Tree Oil to try out and review on my blog. I know very little about Tea Tree Oil, only that I had read it was good for acne. So I was intrigued about what Tea Tree Oil and its many uses that range from skin care to household uses. How can an oil from a leaf of the Melaleuca Alternifolia, a tree native to Australia, do so much?


This oil has many uses from aromatherapy, antimicrobial, household cleaning, skin care, and hair care. Inhaling the oil helps lower stress and the Australian Aborigines have been using the Tea Tree Oil to treat the common cold for centuries. I was surprised that the oil fights acne, toenail fungus, lice, warts, and many more skin conditions. The oil also is great for making your own cleaners as it has disinfecting agents in it. The Tea Tree Oil comes with a guide that shows you the many uses of the oil. The guide also has 50 easy to make recipes to make your own natural products.

The guide that come with the Tea Tree Oil is 100 pages and has a lot of information in it, like the origin and uses of the oil, along with great recipes. The recipes are for cleaners, skin care products, cold care, and even things like natural toothpaste and mouth wash.  My favorite part of the guide was the recipes to make spa products like face masks and skin cleansers.

The first thing I noticed about the Tea Tree Oil, when I received it in the mail, was the scent. It was strong at first but then soothing. I was suffering from allergies and the oil cleared my nasal passages. I then applied the oil on a cut that I had and it did not sting but made it feel better. I am hoping the zits on my face will clear up too, as I applied the oil to them. I also found a recipe, in the included guide,  for a all purpose cleaner that uses the oil and I love how it cleans my counters.


To get more information Australian Tea Tree Oil and its many uses, click on the below link. You can also purchase this wonderful oil at this link.


#teatreeoil



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Dr. Song Vitamin C Serum Giveaway



I love using Vitamin C serum on my face as it makes my skin feel so soft and smooth. Vitamin C is a wonderful vitamin that not only is great for our body but also is great when used on the skin. I have been using Vitamin C serums for a couple of months and I have noticed that my skin is softer. I also don't need to use a lot of moisturizer on my face either as my skin is no longer dry. I just rub the vitamin C serum on my face every morning and follow with my favorite lotion. My skin stays moist through out the day and no longer itches from dryness.

Dr. Song Vitamin C Serum is a great topical skin product that makes skin soft and smooth. This product is light and non-greasy and absorbs quickly into your skin. Their product contains 20% vitamin C, vitamin E, Hyaluric acid, and aloe vera. The serum is thicker than most other vitamin C serums, which leaves a smooth velvet finish on your skin. The Dr. Song formula has been tested by many doctors and professionals within the cosmetic industry. It also comes with a 365 day money back guarantee.


To purchase Dr. Son Vitamin C Serum and get smoother skin,  just click on the below link.




I am giving away a full size bottle of Dr. Song Vitamin C Serum to one of my readers so you too can have smoother skin. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!


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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Homemade Vanilla Cake That Is Simple To Make





You will never want to buy boxed cake mix when you see how simple it is to make your own cake. This cake tastes so much better than a box mix. This cake tastes great plain but can be frosted also. My family enjoys it with fruit on top of it. I served it with blueberries last night and there was no left overs.

I discovered this great recipe from another blogger Chocolate Chocolate and More but made a few changes to her recipe. This cake is made with egg whites so it has a light texture to it.

Homemade Vanilla Cake

Ingredients    

1/2 cup soften butter
1 1/2 cups sugar  
1 cup milk  
1 teaspoon  vanilla extract  
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons  flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons salt     
4 large egg whites
confectioner's sugar for dusting

1. Cream together soften butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

2. Add milk and vanilla and combine well.                            
                             
                                    3. In a separate bowl  combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour                                                            mixture gradually to the milk mixture, blending .                                                             
                                                         
   4. Add egg whites and beat well until combined.                    
               
           5. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 X 13 inch baking pan.  

                                  6. Bake at 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle
(if comes out clean) it is done.

 7. Let cool for 45 minutes and dust with confectioner's sugar.

Notes:
You can make this in 2 cake pans. To serve with fruit, use fresh, frozen or can fruit. I used 2 cups thawed frozen blueberries with 1 tablespoon honey mixed into them to make a nice topping.


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