Monday, August 25, 2014

Review: Ginny Bakes Gluten-Free Organic Non-GMO goodies: brownies, muffins,cookies and bars!! YUM!!

Hello Dear Readers:

  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 agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Medai Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

Ana and I received a BIG selection of amazing products from ginnybakes:

At this point, we have tried most of the cookies, the brownies, the bars and the muffins (see photos below). The bars had no chance, I ate them all the first week they arrived. We packed these amazing Organic Snacks in our lunchbox for outings to the beach, the zoo, an outdoor music festival and on the go in the car before swim lesson and camp. They are tasty, and I love the amazing Non-Gmo ingredients. They do NOT taste gluten free. My faves are the Karma, Love and Apricot Bars (organic • gluten-free • vegan • soy-free • paleo • kosher • non-gmo • dairy-free • wheat / oat free) and Ana loves the: Coconut Oatmeal Bliss cookies (gone!!) Together we made Chocolate Brownies and these amazing Muffins:

   I used Non fat yogurt instead of Butter, and they are so delish! A great bite of appley goodness. 

 Want to know more about this amazing product?

More deets from the company:

"Ginnybakes is a family-owned company, whose passion is to create outrageously delicious and nutritious treats that everyone can enjoy. The founder, Ginny, is a holistic nutritionist, who believes that your body deserves only the finest ingredients, so she’s made sure that’s the only thing they put in each of their products. Members of their team work tirelessly to deliver a wide range of outrageously delicious cookies.

The Facts:

• ginnybakes offers a line of scrumptious chocolate chip cookies made with tempting dark chocolate.
• ginnybakes’ coconut oatmeal bliss line is made with organic coconut blended with dark, organic raisins, crispy whole walnuts, and gluten-free rolled oats to make the perfect oatmeal cookie with a tropical twist.
• You won’t find any artificial ingredients in ginnybakes cookies.
• Every product from ginnybakes is gluten-free, organic, non- GMO, and kosher. They also offer a line of totally vegan treats.
• ginnybakes produces cookies, bars, crumble snacks, and baking mixes—to fit each every one of your cravings.
• The retail price for a 5.5 oz box of ginnybakes is $5.99, the price is the same for a case of their mini boxes.
• ginnybakes products are sold at Costco stores in the San Francisco Bay Area, Whole Food Market stores, and Fresh Market. They recently found their way into Stop & Shop, Giant, Martin’s, Big Y stores, and Peapod for those who live in the New York and New England region! Use the store locator on to find even more ginnybakes locations.

Connect with ginnybakes online to see their latest products and get exclusive

access to discounts and special offers!

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Review: eSutras Organics Golden Flax Seed Omega-3 Rich Super Food #goldenflaxseed

Dear Readers:
I love trying new supplements, vitamins and delicious additives to my food to be the healthiest mama I can be. So, when I make smoothies, I love to add flax seeds to give the fruit and nut milk mix some oomph.I have used other kinds of flax in my cooking and baking and love adding this super food to yogurt, and other delicious dishes. Yum! And the benefits of flax? Amazing. So affordable, crunchy and fun to eat. An easy add for great health! 
   From the company eSutra: "The benefits of Flax seed include helping heart disease and lowering cholesterol. Its high content of alpha linoleic acids has made the ancient flax seed become our modern miracle food. Alpha linoleic acid is a type of omega 3 fatty acid, similar to those found in fish such as salmon. Benefits of flax seed as shown in many studies include lowering total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) levels. Grind flaxseeds in a coffee or seed grinder in order to enhance their digestibility and therefore their nutritional value. If adding ground flaxseeds to a cooked cereal or grain dish, do so at the end of cooking since the soluble fiber in the flaxseeds can thicken liquids if left too long. Sprinkle ground flaxseeds onto your hot or cold cereal; add flaxseeds to your homemade muffin, cookie or bread recipe. To pump up the nutritional volume of your breakfast shake, add ground flaxseeds. To give cooked vegetables a nuttier flavor, sprinkle some ground flaxseeds on top of them. You can even add a tablespoon of flaxseed oil to smoothies to give a delicious treat a fiber boost! USDA – Organic"

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Giveaway and Review: Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash Clarifying Cleaner #Alphahydrox

Dear Readers:

 I have pretty sensitive skin and do not like to use products that have a lot of perfume-y ingredients or strong scents. When I wash my fash, I do not want to dry out my skin, or make it uneven and prone to breakouts. This Alpha Hydrox Face Wash is gentle, does not dry out my skin and it is perfect for my 40 year old facial sensitive skin. I love it. And now you can too, since I am giving a bottle away in the easy to use rafflecopter giveaway below!! Check out how you can earn extra entries!!

Want all of the Deets??:


• 6 fl. oz. • ph 6.3
• Gentle & non-drying
• For all skin types
Non-drying formula gently cleanses away makeup, dirt and environmental pollutants. Leaves skin soft, smooth and at the proper pH level to assure optimum results when used in conjunction with Alpha Hydrox AHA treatment products.
Maintains skin's moisture level
Gentle enough for eye makeup removal
Contains Citric AHAFragrance, gluten, soap & oil-free
How To Use:
With warm water, lather cleanser between palms. Massage over face and neck. Rinse thoroughly. Pat skin dry. Use twice daily (morning & evening) followed by Alpha Hydrox Toner-Astringent (if needed) and the Alpha Hydrox anti-wrinkle products & moisturizers of your choice.

Water, Glycerin, Decyl Polyglycoside, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-3 Distearate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride

Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash is the perfect clarifying cleanser for the whole family! Every skin type can use this gentle, oil-free, pH balanced cleanser. Foaming Face Wash gently cleanses while maintaining skin's moisture level. Leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and fresh from head to toe!

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Review: Colon Cleanse Detox Plus Extra Strength from Healthy Now Nutritionals #healthynow

Dear Readers:

I feel wonderful while using this amazing Colon Cleanse. I take a Colon Cleanse in conjunction with a clean eating plan, Paleo and I am a pescetarian. Also, I workout about 4 days a week. So I like to be healthy inside and out and with this Detox, I feel so clean, healthy and happy. There are no bad side effects, and it works well! I am regular and feel so wonderful!! I highly recommend this detox to keep you on the right path for weight loss and healthy colon health.

All the Deets about HealthyNow(TM) Colon Cleanse Detox Plus:

A Unique, All Natural & Extra Strength formulation of herbs, seeds, fruits and fibers that help enhance digestive system functioning and cleanse the bowel.

  • Cleanses, Stimulates & Nourishes the Colon - 90 Caps per Bottle. 
  • Promotes Digestive Health and Healthy Colon Cleanse Weight Loss.
  • Mild but Extremely Effective Laxative - Relieves Constipation & Indigestion.  Simple colon cleansing promotes a fresh & clean digestive system and enhanced colon health.
  • Helps Eliminate Built-Up Waste.  Our all-natural digestive system cleanse is Made In the USA in a GMP, FDA inspected facility and is backed by our 100% Money-Back Guarantee.
  • Natural Detox Cleanse - NO Fillers, NO Binders, NO Artificial Ingredients.  Enjoy this fast acting colon cleanse for constipation relief.  When buying colon cleansers always use only natural herbal ingredients.

Extra Strength Colon Cleanse Detox Plus Helps:

  • Regulate Digestion
  • Improve the absorption of nutrients in the body
  • Increase Energy
  • Promote Weight Loss Naturally
  • Improve Digestive Health
  • Promote Overall Balance of Health

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Giveaway and Review: Mia Mariu Skin Nourishing Oil #MiaMariu

Hello Dear Readers:

  I received this amazing oil for the purposes of this review, but the opinions within are my own (and you get a chance to win your own bottle, whoohoooo)

  I love oils. And now that I am 40, I will try everything to keep my skin young and healthy and looking great. I have been using Mia Mariu's other products including their makeup for some time now and they are wonderful. AND, Full of minerals and great, natural ingredients.

Check out what is in this new Oil:

"Mia Mariu’s NEW Skin Nourishing Oil with invigorate your senses and rejuvenate your body with nutrient rich replenishing oils.  Our Skin Nourishing Oil contains oils from Sweet Almond, Avocado, Wheat Germ, Safflower Seed, Soybean, Lemon, Orange and Grapefruit - essential for keeping your skin firm, smooth and luminous.  It is also rich with botanical extracts like Chamomile, Cucumber and Lavender that provide anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and healing support for your skin.  The Skin Nourishing Oil provides deep penetrating soothing moisture that rejuvenates the skin without blocking pores.  It helps prevent signs of aging by promoting collagen production which helps keep the skin young and supple looking.  Alcohol free, Sulfate free, Paraben free.  Suitable for all skin types and ages.   4 fl. oz"

I love the scent. Lemons? Yes! Oranges? Yes!! Sweet Almond, Avocado and Wheat Germ?? Yes, Yes, YES!!! Fabulous.

 "The Mia Mariu philosophy makes the connection between beauty and health inside and out. Mía Mariu’s high performance products are formulated with the most natural ingredients available helping you achieve vibrant beauty and health inside and out.  Each unique product fuses nature and technology by combining the highest quality botanicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and peptides.  The result? healthy products that provide a perfect balance that reflects itself through youthful, healthy, beautiful, glowing skin and renewed energy and vitality, at an exceptional value.  Mía offers natural skin care, professional makeup artist quality mineral cosmetics and brushes, fine fragrances and nutritional supplements to Reveal Your Unique Shade of Beauty!"

Wonderful, and my skin looks amazing and youthful. I love this company!! Soo...the good stuff...want to win a bottle?? Check out the links below and then enter to win in the rafflecopter form! Lots of entry chances.

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Review: Magnetic Screen Door from iGotTech #magneticscreendoor

Dear Readers:

 We have a beautiful back porch, a gorgeous yard, a wonderful set of decks and a cool screened in pagoda. But one thing really stunk about the whole thing and that was the squeaky, uneven screen door that was on the pagoda. So we removed it and replaced it with this cool Magnetic Screen Door (see photos below)


and After:

This door is so cool and so easy to install. I love it. It made my party so much easier to navigate and kept the bugs out of the food!! Want to buy one??? Check out the links and info below for more info and buy one at Amazon!!

Deets from iGotTech:

If you've tried other flimsy magnetic screen door 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. Install properly and you will have 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.

iGotTech's Creative Department fails us not. Use this Video to ensure you get your #1 Best Screen quickly installed right the first time, to maximize bug-free bliss.

If our #1 Best Screen construction quality, or anything about our product is not up to par: WE WANT TO KNOW. Our Top Priority is your satisfaction, and stand behind our products 100%. That means if you don't like it, you can return it for a FULL refund, no questions asked. Simple as that! No Risk trying this Premium Product Today."

So easy to put this up, watch the video on Youtube:

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Giveaway: 31 Lunch Bag and Review of Chiquita Apple Slices with Ana

Dear Readers:

  We received an amazing array (see above) of Chiquita Bites products, for the purpose of this review. However, the opinions within are my own. Chiquita is supplying the prize of the 31 lunchbag in the giveaway below.

  Everywhere we go, Ana loves to snack. And ever since I started being pickier about what I eat, I love to have little meals and snacks with her on the go and in between our larger meals. These Chiquita Bites came in handy in so many situations. In the car. Before swim class. At Bounce in between jumping sessions. And after my first Zombie Obstacle Race.  I packed them in lunchbags, my gym bag and even gave some to the Hubster to snack on in between his trains (he is a train engineer).Who doesn't love apple slices?? And with caramel dipping sauce, the snack was complete. I loved the individual bags for Ana's snack and the bigger bags to share with friends and family when we were out and about.
Chiquita Bites at Bounce...we brought our own healthy snack!!

Want to know more? The deets from the kind Chiquita people:

"Chiquita Bites are available in convenient sizes, including single-serve bags, multipacks and family
packs. They’re great for lunches, salads, recipes and sharing!
  • Washed and ready to eat 
  • 30-80 calories per serving 
  • A half-cup of fruit or vegetables per serving
  • A great source of nutrition

Tips for Getting Back to School

1. Reintroduce a school year bedtime now to help make mornings easier when school starts again. 
Each night have your kids go to bed 15 minutes earlier until you’ve reached their school year bedtime.
2. Promote healthy snacking by keeping pre-portioned snacks easily accessible for your little one - 
keep fruits, veggies and lunch meat in snack portion baggies on a low shelf in the fridge.
3. Get organized for the school year by clearing out a small space to dedicate to backpacks, jackets 
and other school gear.
4. Cookie cutters are a simple way to spice up lunch or snack time!
5. Prepare your kids for the mental demands of the school year by incorporating “pop quizzes” 
throughout the day. Have them spell “banana” as they eat their snack!
6. Toothpicks make perfect bite-size skewers - they’re easy to eat and your kids will love them! Stack 
various fruits, cheeses and veggies for a convenient, fun lunch.
7. Beat homework blues by designating a special area for homework, make sure it’s quite and stocked 
with all the supplies your little students may need.
8. Take a minute to surprise your son or daughter with a fun note in 
their lunch. They’re great for lunches, salads, recipes and sharing!

Make sure you enter the quick giveaway at the rafflecopter below (for a 31 bag) and then follow THIS LINK and enter on the Facebook page for the Back to School Contest!!! 

Love apples?? We do. Also try these:

Try these great varieties:
· Juicy Red Apple Bites® (S, M, F)
· Juicy Red Apple Grape Bites® (S, M)
· Juicy Red Apple Bites® with
  Caramel (S, M)
· Juicy Red Apple Bites® with
  Yogurt (S, M)
· Juicy Green Apple Bites® (F)
· Juicy Green and Red Apple Bites® (F)
· Peeled Apple Bites® (S, M, F)

And follow these important links:

Win a 31 Thermal Lunch Bag:

-           This Thermal Tote is perfect for taking lunch on the go or to keep drinks and snacks cold while you’re out and about.  It is the perfect addition to any mom’s Back-to-School collection!


 Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the manufacturer.  I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog.  My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the manufacturer of the product.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Review: The Amazing Miracle Cleanse Natural Detox and Colon Cleanse From Green Tree Life Sciences

Hello Dear Readers:

  I feel great. Working Out, Eating Healthy, taking vitamins and the timely detoxes that I do all let me stay comfortable and feel great from the inside out. This Miracle Cleanse is gentle, easy on the stomach and does not cause cramps. It is easy to add into my schedule and keeps me regular. Takes care of any gas and bloating, especially when I eat mostly veggies. 

More deets? Here from the company:

 "The Amazing Miracle Cleanse - Premier Colon Cleanse and Detox Plus Weight Loss - All Natural, Safe ,Gentle , Colon Health and Detoxification Program - Just 2 Caps a Day for 2 Weeks -  30 capsules

Do you suffer from constipation, chronic fatigue, acid reflux, gas, bloating, difficulty sleeping, diarrhea, low energy, a flabby tummy, or skin problems? WE CAN HELP !!

You can flatten your belly without exercise , Get bulge free with our all natural colon cleanse and detox formula
Makes the digestive system more effective,Maintains regularity and prevents constipation, Increases energy,Increases the body's absorption of vitamins and nutrients , Improves concentration, Helps lose weight, Increases fertility, and these are just some of the benefits.

2 MONTH SUPPLY - A little goes a long way. Just 2 caps a day for 2 weeks and that's it. Other cheaper cleanses don't work as well and you have to take them constantly. Our unique colon cleanse is formulated for so that you only take it once every other month.A BETTER CLEANSE FOR LESS MONEY! Why not have a superior cleanse that ends up costing you less than one you have to take very month.

The Amazing Miracle Cleanse formula will provide results within 12 to 24 hours in terms of helping rid the intestinal tract of excess waste, reduce bloating, help increase energy and may provide several pounds of weight loss within a few days. Included in the formula are effective natural laxatives, fiber, herbs which help soothe the intestinal lining and Acidophilus to help promote healthy bacteria levels in the intestinal tract. While this product may not be used on a daily basis beyond the 15-day cleanse period, it may be used occasionally for intestinal cleaning with the 15-day cleanse repeated 6 -8 weeks following the initial cleanse."

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Smelly Washer How to Video and Review #smellywasher

Dear Readers:

Check out this fun How To Video I made for Smelly Washer natural washer cleaner! It works.So easy to use and so easy to get rid of mildew, peee yew!!!!

Want more deets?Here is the info from The Smelly Washer (and Smelly Towel) people:
"Our new Smelly Washer is an all natural cleaner to remove mildew odor from towels and laundry.

Customers love the light garden fragrance and how it leaves laundry fresh smelling while it removes the source of mold odor from laundry and the washer itself without using harsh chemicals.

Great preventive maintenance to keep odor away.   Enhances colors and boosts detergent effectiveness.

1 bottle has 24 treatments for up to 1 year of fresh laundry.

Smelly Washer is an all natural crystallized powder the consistency of coarse table salt. Use to remove odor at the source by adding a cap full (1 tbsp.) to a hot wash cycle.

Use in:
> HE or Regular Clothes Washers
> Stainless and Plastic Tub Dishwashers for AMAZING CLEANING!
> Shower, Tubs, Tile"

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Ageless Derma Retinol And Vitamin K Eye Cream Review #AgelessDerma

Dear Readers:
 I received an amazing eye cream to facilitate this review, however the opinions within are my own.  Ageless Derma sent me an amazing bottle of their Retinol and Vitamin K Eye Cream and ever since I started using it around my eyes, my puffiness and dark circles have greatly diminished. Having just turned 40, I am sensitive to the slightest sign of aging around my eyes, and I know that as we get older,the eyelids thin. Using Ageless Derma allows me to fight that fight with Retinol and Vitamin K.  I am just now finding out how these ingredients really work.   From the company:

   "A noted clinical research study performed at Nippon Medical School in Tokyo, Japan and reported in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology showed that an eye cream containing 2% Vitamin K combined with 0.1% Retinol and Vitamins E and C dramatically reduced under eye  dark circles and wrinkles. Always at the forefront of the latest scientific evidence and new skin care solutions, Ageless Derma introduces their anti-aging eye cream . This newest eye cream targets dark circles, puffy eyes, and wrinkles around the eyes, such as Crow’s feet, all at the same time.  Their two main secret weapons are naturally derived ingredients Vitamin K and Retinol, making this eye cream the new gold standard for a younger, more radiant look where it counts:  around the delicate eye area.

Check out the ingredients at this link:

Enter to win some for yourself at the link below:
Ageless Derma Giveaway.

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