Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review: Premium Garlic Press From Orblue!

Hello Dear Readers:

 I love garlic and when I cook at home, I use garlic in everything (that is not sweet)...chicken dishes, veggie dishes, kale, etc. I pretty much add garlic to coconut oil and add in delicious veggies and I am good to go. So I was excited to have the chance to try out this amazing garlic press to make it easier.I like easier. 

So easy, anyone can press the garlic and voila, it is minced.Check out my garlic press in action:

We decide to make some chard from the CSA, Vassar Farms:

Garlic makes everything tastier!!!
SO here is all of the info about this great, professional quality garlic press:

From the company:
"Unlike many of the garlic pressers on the market that are made from cheap zinc alloy, this Propresser Garlic Press is fashioned from 100% stainless steel. It won't rust, won't weaken at the joint, and won't break. We've meticulously designed the Propresser Garlic Press to serve you for years and decades to come. Hold the Propresser Garlic Press in your hand. Note the thickness of the handles and how comfortably your fingers wrap around them. With a clove of garlic nestled in the basket the handles are the ideal distance apart to maximize leverage. Gently squeeze the handles together. You'll be delighted at how easily, how effortlessly your Propresser Garlic Press produces perfectly minced garlic. Now you can enjoy the flavor and health benefits of garlic instantly without the hassle of messy cleanup. Simply flip up the Propresser Garlic Press's basket, rinse it under your faucet, and you're done! When you first remove the Propresser Garlic Press from its box marvel at the way light dances over the stainless steel handles and glides over the curves of its ergonomic design. This is no mere utensil - this is a handsome complement to your kitchen's d├ęcor.

Here are 5 Reasons You're Going to LOVE Your Propresser Garlic Press
1. It easily minces garlic in one press! (No more sore palms or aching fingers like you get with other garlic presses)
2. Large capacity basket! (Press good sized cloves ... even if you leave the peels on)
3. No more stinky "garlic hands"! (Easy to use and even easier to clean so you won't have to worry about smelling like garlic cloves all day)
4. Heavy duty, quality construction! (BUT it weighs in at a svelte 9.3 oz so ANYONE can use it effortlessly)
5. Backed by an INSANE Double Guarantee! (Order yours now because you literally RISK NOTHING!)
Order your own Propresser Garlic Press today. Use it in your kitchen to effortlessly press garlic and add loads of flavor to your favorite dishes.
Once you've seen for yourself how handsome is the Propresser Garlic Press, how easy it is to use, how quickly you can clean it, we're confident you'll have LOADS MORE than 5 reasons to love it!

And if you order today we have a special bonus just for you: The FREE eBook "Home Chef" is a 70-page kitchen management book that reveals how to create your ideal kitchen, great tips if you want to initiate a Chef career and much more. It's yours FREE just for ordering the Propresser Garlic Press.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: Ark Survival Seeds from Ark Survival Gear

Hello Dear Readers: 

 This has been a difficult growing season. I planted some veggies and herbs from seed several months ago and they were drowning in their pots after all of the rain we received. Then, I  got the Ark Vegetable Garden Survival Seeds in the mail and was excited to start my garden from scratch. Ana and I planted several of the veggies and we are watching them grow weekly! We are super excited to have an array of veggies (that we love) homegrown and healthy  (and NON GMO) woohoooo!This is such an amazing company , and you can buy this very cool selection of hardy seeds right on Amazon.

So what is in the Ark Survival Seeds? Pretty much everything. From tomatos to potatoes and everything in between. We are going to watch them grow and have ourselves a fabulous survival garden. 

Check out what is included:

Kale, Yarrow  and all kinds of cool things!!!

Definitely this:

"100% USA, Heirloom Vegetable Garden Survival Seeds, 30 Varieties With Over 7500+ High Quality Heirloom Seeds NON GMO Organic, NON Hybrid Seeds. All Seeds Are Proudly USA Sourced & Come with LIFETIME GUARANTEE & Bonus Survival Guide. Extended Life Breathable Paper Storage NOT Plastic"

Cool right? Here are some of our plants:

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: Sundown Naturals B12 Gluten-Free Gummy Vitamins #SundownNaturalsGummies

Hello Dear Readers:
  I am a Smiley360 Blogger,  received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here!

  Recently Smiley360 contacted me and asked If I would like to review these delicious gummy vitamins from Sundown Naturals. Of course I would, I love vitamins, and I especially love gummies.  I didn't know much about Sundown Naturals before checking out their site and taking the Gummy Match Quiz. But now I know they are gluten-free,and made at state-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facilities.

From the company: 
 "To ensure such high standards of quality, Sundown Naturals® manufacturing facilities are located in the United States and are staffed by top researchers, dedicated nutritionists, and skilled associates. In addition to our own rigorous in–process quality control, our production facilities are independently audited by UL-Registrar LLC, a leading provider of quality assurance audits throughout the production process to help ensure product quality and safety. By utilizing the most efficient manufacturing, packaging and delivery methods we are able to keep our costs down, and pass those savings on to you! So whether you are shopping for Sundown Naturals® at your local supermarket or drug store, or you like to make your purchases online, you can be confident that it’s priced right for you."

  Great. And, there is a $2 coupon right on the site!! So......

 I took the Quiz and was matched up with the delicious gummy B12 ,for those who love to stay active. B12:


Active & Ready 2 Go!

About Me: Are you active? Well, no matter what your speed is, I’m the gummy to keep you going! I’m energetic, so if catching a meal on the go and combining it with an outdoor activity sounds dreamy to you, then I’m your gummy. No matter what the world throws at you, I’ll be here to support you. So let’s partner up for a full day of work and play!

Turn Ons: A full schedule, new adventures

Interests: I love to go, go, go! Good thing then that I help support energy metabolism.* So next time you want to catch a bite to eat with me I’ll help you convert your meal into energy.* I also help you maintain your nervous system health, so together we can be ready for whatever the day throws at us.*

Flavors: Raspberry, Mixed Berry, and Orange

My Ideal Mate: My ideal mate is a real go getter! In fact, with me you should be ready for any adventure. I love being on the move, and so should you. But hey, I’m into rest as much as the next person, so my ideal mate will know when it’s time to dial things back a notch and recharge the old batteries!

I received a bottle to try out , and a couple to share, and I have been taking my B12 for a few weeks now, and feel great!!! I have a lot of energy, my metabolism is through the roof and I am doing great in the gym!  These gummies taste delicious, almost like a special treat.They do not have any aftertaste and go down easily. Yum.

Check out this video for my review:

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

BioTerra Herbs Stress (gahh) Herbal Supplement Review #goherbal

Dear Readers:

  I take a lot of supplements and they keep me balanced and healthy. But sometimes I have to share the amazing products that I get to try with Dear Hubby! Duncan was my tester for this amazing Non-GMO dietary supplement: Gahh Stress uplifter.  He has a pretty stressful job sometimes (he is a train engineer for Metro North, one of the largest commuter railroads in the country) and he needs an easy (and legal ) way to relax. So...he gave me his feedback and he said he felt great after taking the supplements (for the past three weeks). I love the ingredients (see below) and that they source ingredients that are Non-GMO... He likes that it is an easy way to feel better from the inside out. I am really enjoying this new company's sense of humor and light marketing style. They seem fun, cool and care about their customers. 
Listen to the info I got from them (you will see what I mean):


We are BioTerra Herbs! We are a brand spankin’ new (& awesome) herbal supplement company that focuses on natural, vegan and clean products with a dash of humor. We believe in honesty, eco-sustainability and unicorns; love our Mother Earth (and Aunt Mildred, too).

We all know it well. It’s an unfortunate part of our everyday life and, let’s be honest, it SUCKS. We are faced with ultimate juggling act of “this assignment is due in 10 minutes”, you promised to bring cupcakes to the kids’ school fundraiser, and your phone is swimming in the toilet. We don’t know if it is possible for someone to spontaneously combust from stress overload but we don’t want to find out! Relax. We’ll give you a second in paradise. Mahalo…

-For mastering everyday stress*
-Upliftment for men & women*
-Non-GMO, naturally Gluten-free, Vegan

Be one of the first to try our Stress (gahh) product! It's all natural: keep in mind that herbal products take some time and have to "build" in your system. Please allow 2 weeks to feel the full effect of our products. "


The Herbs:

Bupleurum (root) - Latin name: Bupleurum chinense.
DongQuai (root body) - Latin name: Angelica sinensis.
Chinese Peony (root without bark) - Latin name: Paeonia lactiflora.
Bai-zhu Atractylodes (rhizome) - Latin name: Atractylodes macrocephala.
Poria (sclerotium) - Latin name: Wolfiporia cocos.
Tree Peony (root bark) - Latin name: Paeonia suffruticosa.
Gardenia (fruit) - Latin name: Gardenia augusta.
Peppermint - Latin name: Mentha x piperita.
Ginger (fresh rhizome) - Latin name: Zingiber officinale.
Licorice (root & rhizome) - Latin name: Glycyrrhiza echinata.

Suggested Use: Take 2 capsules after a meal once per day as dietary supplement. This amazing company has a wonderful line of herbal supplements that include ZZZ, Shush, Boing, Ahh, Belch and others. Check out the links below for more information:

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Review: Lovely Lashes Eyelash Curler #eyelashcurler

Hello Dear Readers:
  I am really into girly stuff lately. Makeup. Dresses. Heels. You get it. So I was excited to review the Lovely Lashes Professional Eyelash Curler. It is the perfect addition to my makeup bag. And it helps me to look all girly and stuff.  Check out the photo above, no eye makeup YET...before I use this cute little curler. Now check out the photo below for my after (and it was Sooooo easy to curl my lashes!)

Want more deets on this lovely little curler?

From the company:

Why Should I Choose Lovely Lashes Eyelash Curler ?
If you desire gorgeous eyes, you need more than make up. As a lady, you need long, thick and dark eyelashes. I need to add, very importantly that you keep them curly and sexy. Lovely Lashes Eyelash Curler does just that for you.

 All Purpose Curling -
Curls Short Lashes, Medium Lashes and Long Lashes. No matter the type or length of your lashes; the shape or size of your eyes, Lovely Lashes takes care of you.
 Creates Great Curls That Lasts All Day Long -The special design of this curler makes it possible to activate high quality wavy curls that spruce up ordinary lashes
 No Pinch, No Tugs, Just Perfect Lashes -One drawback for eyelash curlers is the tugging and pinching. Lovely Lashes is designed to ensure the curler does not clip and pull your lashes
 Gentle and Soft Pad Design With Rubber Grip Handle -This handle ensures ease of use. Your hand is now free to concentrate on getting your lashes curled
Get FULL, SEXY eyelashes today...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Review: The Skin Regime and 1-4-All Peel #theskinregime

Dear Readers:

 I received a really fun combo book and peel from The Skin Regime and it is Awesome!! The book is a light hearted fun to read romp that includes higher end beauty products and how unnecessary they are in order to have great skin.It teaches you how easy it is to use this peel (and how it can be used by anyone)and what we really need to keep our skin nice. (You will be surprised, it is cheaper than you think)

You can read the first chapter of the book Here.

Ok, now that you have read it, you see how easy it is to maintain your skin, and how inexpensive it shoud be, and can be. Now I can tell you about this peel!

 As part of this review, I tried out the 1-4-All Peel and it was great. A fun painless experience.So easy to use.  My skin felt tight, and clear after using and it seems that ( according to Dana), I can make my own beauty products without spending a lot. Which is good, because I tend to like to own a lot of products, and well, that can add up. I have a big beauty closet and lots of products and now I can make my own boot camp to keep my skin beautiful and clear. I plan on making my own products in the future and keeping track of the ingredients that I use on my skin.

So want more info?? Here is the deets on using this wonderful peel:

"The Best-selling Amazon book (The Skin Regime; Boot Camp for Beautiful Skin) features technical advice from a well-known dermatologist. The 1-4-All peel is layerable, mild to strong depending on how many layers are applied.  As for the peel, super easy to use, especially if you follow Dana's directions:

STEP 1: Wash your skin thoroughly with a washcloth, using a mild soap. Rinse thoroughly.

STEP 2: If you have sensitive skin, soak a cotton ball with a mixture of water and rubbing alcohol or witch hazel to remove 
excess oils from the skin. If you have normal skin, use rubbing alcohol or peel prep solution. Let dry completely.

STEP 3: Applying the 1-4-All Peel. Moisten a cotton ball with the peel solution, just enough to dampen the cotton. Avoid  drips and DO NOT GET IN YOUR EYES. If any solution does get in your eyes, rinse them thoroughly with cool water. START WITH ONE THIN LAYER: Because each layer increases the peel strength and intensity, avoid swiping the solution over any parts of your skin more than once, which will increase the strength. Do not get too close to the eyes, and try to avoid applying  the solution to the corners or your nose and mouth, which are more sensitive.

STEP 4: If this is your first time using a peel: After 1 to 5 minutes, wash off the solution with mild soap and cool water. Dry gently, and moisturize your skin--and use sunscreen! You're done, honey! If this is NOT your first peel or you have tolerated the peel well in previous applications, you may wish to apply a second layer. Wait at least a full minute after applying the first layer, then apply the second thin layer right on top of the first, avoid swiping the solution over any part of your skin more than once, which creates yet another "layer." Wait at least a full minute to gauge your toleration before deciding about applying a third or fourth layer. Do not apply more than four layers! One minute after your final layer, wash with mild soap  and cool water, dry and moisturize--and use sunscreen!"

 I am taking photos of my skin this week (I need my photographer i.e hubby to have a day off to do it) you can see firsthand how great this works. 

In the meantime you can check out more great info about The Skin Regime at the links below:

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Tell them Zoe Lee of Everything For Ana sent you!! Yay! I am excited for this one!!

Summer fashion with Ana! Ana 365 continues.#fashion #toddler #fashionista

Hello Dear Readers:
 So just to answer the question first, YES....we have been taking daily photos even though there is NO school. I have fallen dreadfully behind in my photo editing (we are spending all of our time outside, running around and doing fun summer stuff)..but I have chosen some of my fave Ana fashions from the summer so far, and will share them here.  (I am looking for a new host for the daily photos, where I can make an easy to watch time capsule of her photos).

My sweet girl loves having her photo taken now, and for her fourth birthday I registered an email address so her friends, fans and family can send her notes, photos , videos and words of wisdom. If you would like to send Ana a virtual card, or message email me and I can send her email to you!! (

Without further ado(and in no particular order):

Ana and her friend, Lily!!



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: Raspberry Ketones from Summit Nutritions #TomosonRaspberry

Hello Dear Readers:

   I have been looking for ways to amp up my metabolism beyond just exercise and eating well. So I have been using Pure Natural Raspberry Ketones and so far, so good! Easy to swallow, tastes great, and these capsules give me great energy and seem to be helping with my metabolism. It really is an easy way to ramp things up. I admit it, I didnt know much about Raspberry Ketones and what they did or do before I received my bottle from Summit Nutritions. But now I do. And so can you.

More info:

  •  Not Synthesized in Lab, It is extracted from Natural Sources
  •  No Additives, No Fillers or Artificial Ingredients 
  •  Made in USA, with FDA Approved cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Highest  Quality Standard for Manufacturing Supplements)

Pure Natural Raspberry Ketones, 500 MG, 12O capsules, No additives, No Binders, No Fillers or No artificial Ingredients. Quality is Tested and Standardized against the Monographs in USP/NF.

So what do these do exactly? Apparently, they burn fat and are natural appetite suppresents. Works for me. And no side effects. Great!!
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Review: Adovia Eye Cream #adovia

Dear Readers:

I am a huge fan of Adovia and all of their products. I have previously reviewed:  Adovia Mineral Soap and  Adovia Mineral Lift Serum  and now I am excited to introduce you to their Mineral Eye Gel. As with their other amazing ingredients, this eye gel has Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Dead Sea Salt listed as included. I have been using this gel for about a month, and it really does help me with my lack of sleep and chasing around a toddler all day tired eyes. Also, they tend to get puffy around the late spring/summer due to allergies.  Adovia Eye Gel is great, and my eyes sparkle and look wonderful!! 

From the company:

  • "Our Promise: Your Eyes will Look 10 Years Younger or Your Money Back! 
  •  Reduce Puffiness Under and Around The Eyes - Makes Eyes Appear Years Younger and Radiant!
  • Gets Rid of Dark Circles Under Eyes - Your Eyes Will Look More Youthful and Refreshed!
  • Formulated Specifically for The Genltle Area Around the Eyes - this Light Eye Gel Absorbs Quickly into Skin for Deep Hydration
  • Dead Sea Salt Delivers an Immidiate Infusion of Dead Sea Minerals - Essential for Proper Skin Health and Beauty
  • Contains Vitamin C which Delivers Powerful Antioxidants Deep Into Skin Cells
  • Because skin around the eye area is so delicate, it many times will more quickly show signs of aging. With Adovia Dead Sea Mineral Eye Gel however, skin is left moisturized with a visible reduction of wrinkles. Fine lines are smoothed, as skin is infused with rich natural ingredients like Dead Sea minerals, plus antioxidants and vitamins.

  • Dead Sea eye gel is a more lightweight option that is still highly concentrated, effectively delivering nutrients essential to your skin. Users are left with a more youthful appearance, protecting the delicate eye area from dehydration and other signs of aging. Dead Sea eye gel products are always a perfect fit with any beauty routine and since this mineral eye gel is combined with the natural antioxidants of Vitamins A and C, it will quickly become a morning and evening staple.
    Adovia Eye Gel nourishes and moisturizes the skin around your eyes reducing the appearance of fine lines while preventing further damage or aging to the skin tissue. The active minerals help to soothe and smooth skin, leaving the eye area glowing day and night."


Demineralised Water & Dead Sea Water, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol & Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Extract & Algae Extract & Papaya (Carica Papaya) Extract & Aloe Vera (Barbadensis) Gel, Caprilyc/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Glycerin, Carbomer, Olive (Olea Europaea) Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis) Oil, Urea, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Keratin, Peach (Prunus Persica) Kernel Oil, Cornflower (Achinicea Pallida) Extract, Lactic Acid, Hydrolized Collagen, Benzoic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzalkonium Chloride, Propylparaben, Dead Sea Salt, Exotic Verbena (Litsea Citrata) Oil, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Extract, Soybean (Glycine Soja) Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate.

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Review: Vitamin C Serum from Pure Body Naturals

Dear Readers:

I am a Vitamin C Addict!! And I love this combo Serum that inclues Vitamin C, Vitamin E and the Hyaluronic Acid that helps me to age gracefully. I use Vitamin C daily as part of my morning routine and before I moisturize. Pure Body Naturals makes high quality products that work well for me. The serum is light and has very little scent. It feels light and non oily on my fingertips. 

More info from the company:

"See The Anti Aging Power Of Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid & Instantly Gain Brighter More Radiant Beautiful Skin Upon Application with our Professional Anti-Aging Serum. 

 Vitamin C helps smooth and firm skin and fade brown spots by inhibiting the free radicals that trigger wrinkling, sagging, and other aging changes. Apply Vitamin C in the morning,  to protect your skin from free radicals caused by sun damage.
 With bounds of studies singing its praise, Vitamin E is a skincare superstar. The vitamin has been proven to ease dryness and boosts skin’s UV defense.

 Hyaluronic acid, or sodium hyaluronate as it’s also known, has become a serious skincare staple. It’s the body’s own hydrating molecule, able to absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water and responsible for keeping our skin plump, smooth and supple. Sadly, our natural levels deplete as we age, so fight off fine lines and a loss of skin tone with our latest Vitamin C Serum."

  • 20% Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Is The Absolute Highest Quality Vitamin C Serum Available 
  • This Vitamin C Serum Is Proven To Stimulate Collagen & Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles 
  • This Vitamin C Serum Will Leave Your Skin Radiant & More Youthful Looking By Neutralizing Free Radicals Professional Anti-Aging Serum derived from 98% natural and 72% organic ingredients
  • Made in the USA In Our Advanced FDA Certified Facility

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