Beauty Bargains & Tips

I am so excited to introduce you all to Kristin from I Delight In You who will be sharing some beauty products with us from her very own personal collection and routine. I can't wait to try out some of those products because my skin and hair has been neglected for way too long! Greetings and salutations.  I am honored that Kathy has invited me to guest post for her today.  My name is Kristin and you can find me at IDelightinyou.  I write about life, faith, crafting, beauty, music, and anything else I can imagine.  Today Kathy has asked me to share some beauty tips with you. I'm a big advocate for health and natural beauty, and I am a licenced esthetician so I do alot of research on things I use.  Allergies have played a role in my life since I was little, so I do alot of label reading to search for chemicals and known allergens on product labels.   The shops I mention today are at home businesses run by great women that I have had … [Read more...]

Miessence Certified Organic Company: Huge 40% Off Promotion-Ends 2/17

If you all remember, I previously shared with you about Miessence and their wonderful products.  I posted reviews about their Nourishing Hand Cream, Sunflower Body Wash, and their DeepGreens SuperFoods.  It's no secret that I love Miessence's certified organic products and it's been used everywhere in our lives, whether it's their toothpaste, body wash, lotion, to even their nutritional superfoods and none of them have disappointed!  So of course, when they have an amazing promotion, you know I'm going to be the first in line to take advantage of it and I wouldn't want you to miss out either.  Below are a few words from my very own Miessence Representative, Claudia on why she loves the products and how you can take advantage of the 40% off promotion!   Tired of being sick? Concerned about whether you and your family are getting enough vegetables and fruits on a daily basis?  I totally understand! I'm a mother of two young … [Read more...]

Miessence Sunflower Body Wash Review

I actually was looking for a baby wash for Kiggster that wasn't filled with tons of chemicals or junk and that's how I got to trying Miessence's Sunflower Body Wash.  What I didn't expect was how much I'd love it for me too.  I knew it was something that was meant for the whole family and great for babies as a bath wash product but I am one that is sometimes stuck in her ways and since I already had a ton of body washes, I was just getting it was Kiggster in mind.  I was very wrong!   This bottle actually started out towards the edge of the bathtub because that's where I could reach it best while giving Kiggster a bath.  Well, let's just say, it quickly moved its way up top to where the showerhead is and where all the treasured bath products aka my bath products are kept!  At first I was using it as a bubble bath but I wasn't using very much product because I didn't want to "waste" it since the bottle … [Read more...]

Miessence: DeepGreen Alkalising Superfood Review

Am I the only one that seems to have trouble getting the family to eat enough vegetables?!  It seems no matter what we try Kiggster's first choice foods are noodles, rice, and popcorn and Honey's are chili mangoes and chai tea.  Sometimes we can get a couple bites of veggies in Kiggster and sometimes meat but it's unpredictable when she wants them.  So I needed to look for alternative methods to deliver those veggies in the least painful way possible!  That's when I discovered Miessence's Deep Green Alkalising Superfood. Keeping the correct pH balance in our bodies is vital for ongoing good health.  Failing to keep that balance can result in loss of minerals that results in reduced bone density associated with osteoporosis. A body which is too acidic has been linked to other conditions including athersclerosis, kidney and gallbladder stones and arthritis. Deep Green Alkalising is the solution. Made from the freeze dried juices … [Read more...]

Healthy Veggie-Loaded Savory Popcorn Recipe

So if you've been around this blog for awhile, you'll know that Kiggster looooves popcorn!  Actually, some would say she's obsessed with popcorn and can down a whole bag all by herself.  Because of that, I wanted to try to find a way to healthify her popcorn diet without her really discovering that I was doing it!  I've been making Kiggster popcorn with some plain bagged popcorn I bought for awhile now but I was only using butter, salt, paprika and tumeric.  I recently was introduced to Miessence's DeepGreen Superfood which is made with 100% vegan, raw, and certified organic ingredients.  One teaspoon of this freeze-dried powder is equivalent to 60ml of fresh green juices and that was perfect for our family.  So it dawned on me this week that I could totally use this powder to  make Kiggster some popcorn and so that's what I tried today!  Kiggster was all over the popcorn that I made with no hesitation about the DeepGreen … [Read more...]

Miessence: Nourishing Hand Cream Review

With the cold fall and winter weather, my hands are desperately seeking a good hand cream!  Once November hits, my hands get so dry, it starts bleeding at the cracks and I have knuckles that look like I just participated in a boxing match!  Each year, I try tons of different products to see if it will help with my dry, cracking, and even bleeding hands.   But what I noticed with a lot of those products was that they may be too thick and oily making me leave a residue on everything I touch, too thin and doesn't actually help my dry skin, or they wash off the moment my hands touch water.  That's where I'd like to introduce you to Miessence's Nourishing Hand Cream. The Nourishing Hand Cream is an ultra-rich, nourish cream with natural antioxidants that help protect the hands from environmental stress. Organic shea butter and phospholipids keep the hand soft, supple and smooth with a subtle perfume of divine organic rose geranium essential … [Read more...]

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review & Giveaway

I really love coconut so when I heard about coconut oil, I was ecstatic!  We were using mostly olive oil for all our cooking needs because try to stay away from canola, corn, and vegetable oils.  Then we heard that olive oil may not be the best oil for cooking because it could not handle being heated to higher temperatures.  Therefore, we decided to start using coconut oil, avocado oil, and butter for all our cooking needs.   Win 1 quart of  Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil! I was given the opportunity to review 2 pints of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  We tried cooking with it for frying our morning eggs, making pancakes with it, and I even tried eating it out of a spoon.  When I opened the jar of coconut oil, it smelled amazingly delicious!  Then when I put some on the frying pan for eggs, it smelled even stronger and more coconut-y!  My usual unnamed grocery store brand coconut oil usually smells nice in the … [Read more...]

Newman’s Own Organics Review & Giveaway

We had the opportunity to review Newman's Own Organics (NOO) line of snacks.  I'm usually very picky about what type of snacks I bring in the home.  I looked through the ingredients of some the snacks to see what was being used to sweeten them and what was used for their dried fruits, etc.   I was happy to see that their dried fruits do not contain sulfite, sulfur dioxide, additives, or preservatives!  Some of the sugars used in their NOO line of snacks are honey, beet sugar, and dehydrated cane juice.  We were sent a huge assortment of their snack line and they even included their olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Honey actually ended up "reviewing" most of the NOO snacks and only saving me a sampling of each type!  So this review will be mostly his feedback.   Eating snacks that are made with such careful choice of ingredients add a carefree delight in every bite! The chocolate cookies that sandwich cream filling or … [Read more...]

Kangaroo Mama’s Fluffy Butts Cloth Diapering Giveaway Hop: 2 Winners-Ends 6/15

Welcome to the Fluffy Butts Cloth Diapering Giveaway Hop. This Giveaway Hop is hosted by Fabulous Finds, Mama Chocolate, and Kangaroo Mama. This Giveaway Hop features all cloth diaper themed giveaways with a value of $25 or more at each of the participating blogs! Be sure to visit each blog from the linky below and enter for your chance to win some really amazing prizes! This event will end on June 15th at 11: 59pm EST, so hurry and enter them all before it ends!  Kangaroo Mama will be drawing 2 winners so your chances are good!  So what's up for grabs here at Kangaroo Mama?! 1st Prize Package (US only):  Baby Babu Cloth Pocket One Size Diaper in winner's choice of color.  You can read my review here!  Don't forget to check out the coupon code listed in my review. Smartipants One Size Diaper in winner's choice of color.  You can read my review here! To win this prize package, enter through the Rafflecopter form at the … [Read more...]

Willow Store: Organic Super Wipes Review & Giveaway

I was given the opportunity to review the Organic Super Wipes from Willow Store.  Oh, what a difference from our current stash of "wipes" that we have in our home!   So when I was pregnant with Kiggster, I wanted to try out cloth wipes and thought since we had a ton of new washcloths in our home, I could just use those instead of buying new or specialty wipes.  Boy was I wrong!  There's something about washcloths for a face of an adult and washcloths for those tender baby tushies and faces that just doesn't compare.  Those washcloths didn't make it through about a handful  of diaper changes and face washings before Honey decided they were too rough and sand paper-like to be used on his precious little daughter!  I had to agree with him and those washcloths became more of rags now.  But we ditched the whole cloth wipes idea after that.  Then 18 months later, I was offered a chance to review these Organic Super Wipes … [Read more...]

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