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I received this sample for free from Brand Backer, all thoughts are my very own.
I had heard a lot of great things lately about green tea extract. Thankfully now I am trying it first hand. Zenwise Labs has this advanced green tea extract with green tea & vitamin c. It holds 725 mg per capsule. I have really been enjoying this green tea extract and I will share below why.
After using it so far for the past 2 weeks I must honestly say I think it works. I will be honest a few days I forgot to take it but the days I was taking it somehow I noticed I was not as bloated and at end of week one I had been lightly exercising and taking these green tea pills and had lost 3 pounds. Also at same time I was taking them every one in my house got sick. But me. I took care of everyone and seemed to float on through until the few days gap I did not take it, I got sick. I realized after the fact the timing of my sickness was during my gap of forgetting these and to see how effect these pills are I stopped taking all other supplements I normally take.I bet I got sick because I wasn't getting the power antioxidants these Green Tea pills provide!
So my final summary is I think from what I see so far these pills are a great item to have in your health routine!
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I received this body wash as a Purex Insider to sample & test. All opinions are my very own.
Lately I am discovering the natural benefits to using all types of oils for skin care & hair care. That is why I was thrilled when Dial has come out with a new body wash containing Marula Oil! This body wash has micro oil technology for a luxurious moisturizing soap, clean rinsing. It will not leave you feeling greasy but only give you super soft skin. A lot of body washed strip away your body natural oils that some are good for your skin. This body wash gives you healthy skin by restoring it. I have to tell you this smells amazing. Out of ALL the Dial body washes I have tried I have to say this now does really rank number one. They just keep getting better & better every time I turn around. This is a great family body wash! My teen loves it too. I am happy to of read up on Marula Oil to find it that it contains natural antioxidants. Wow. Marula oil comes from the Marula tree. Sometimes in olden days women in south Africa used Marula Oil to wash themselves in lue of water at times. Interesting!
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I am having so much fun sharing with you the One Sweater 4 Crafts Series. I took an old sweater and made it into 4 neat crafts. These crafts are easy & fast. I did not spend a dime and I love it. Being frugal is really so much fun to me. I love being creative with what I already have. You can view craft number one in the series HERE.
So here goes craft number 2!
Next you need some fabric glue or hot glue. Use fabric glue if you plan to keep this a long time and want to wash it later.
Then press each section you glue together. Press well to get it into the fabric & hold a few seconds.
Do not glue the middle button section together leave it open. Now turn it inside out again to now have the top layer back in place you will now have seams!
I did not want to purchase anything to make this pillow so I folded old towels to stuff it. When I get ready for something different I will slide my towels out & carry on.
Then simply button up the middle!
I grew up not liking fruit. As an adult I now like some fruit but it is rare that I eat it. I wanted to start making myself eat it somehow in a more enjoyable way for me. I found it! I make smoothies out of fresh fruit I freeze each week. I have blood sugar issues so protein is essential for me to balance myself. Just this past week I figured out how to boost my protein in my fruit smoothies! I add Skippy Natural Peanut Butter with Dark Chocolate! Thankfully it has 60 percent less sugar than regular peanut butter.
Here is what I put in my smoothie.
I love this so much! It is so chocolaty fruity good! I am enjoying fruit so much now for the first time in my life. With the above ingredients I totaled the protein of my smoothie comes to around 17- 18 grams! It is filling and carries me all morning in my busy days activities!
I started my purging earlier this year by decluttering my jewelry & got rid of a lot. You can view what I had left to use with these seen above clothing items. I will not be buying any jewelry and making it work. You can read my 2015 Goal Capsule Wardrobe Jewelry Reveal HERE
I have gotten rid of bags of clothing. I only saved what I wear & my favorites for this winter. For some reason it was hard to get rid of everything but yet freeing. I plan to pair my clothing down even more. But for now this is my comfortable spot, ( just for now). If you saw how much I have gotten rid of over the last 2 months you'd see I have come a long way!!
Shown above are all my 12 sweaters, 6 button up shirts, 8 other shirts, 2 turtle necks, 5 skirts, one pair of jeans ( I also had a pair in the wash & one pair I was wearing so I own 3 pairs) one black dress that fits me great & can serve as multipurpose for different events. All of my items are mix and match! So the possibilities are there to mix up & have variety. That's it. I do have a few capri's & shorts but those do not count for this season so they are in storage.
Shown below are my t-shirts & half sleeve shirts in total of 21.
So my total complete wardrobe is 58 pieces total not counting a few items listed below that do not count. My goal was to get it to under 60! Most of what I have above will be transitional to spring like my short sleeve button up shirts & skirts I just won't wear the leggings etc like I do in winter.
Not shown here was the outfit I was wearing at the time I took inventory of my clothes after my major purging. Also not shown was my work out clothes, & night clothes & tank tops I wear for layering these do not have to count in the capsule wardrobe. All of those got purged as well & only my basic favs where left. I now have more room and it is truly freeing. I no longer worry about what to wear. No matter what I grab it all matches.
I received all the Hormel brand products free as a Hormel Extended Family Blogger. All opinions are my very own.
Here is this months Hormel shipment round up. I have more pictures than this in the actual posts & cover each item sent but these are the highlights. Below I will share the original posts so if your interested in seeing how I used the shipment & how to make the dishes you can try it for yourself! This month was a great one. I am giving all the above products my Homemaker-Mom Seal of Approval!
My family wanted brownies. But I wanted to jazz them up a bit. So instead of baking them in the traditional baking pan I used a bundt pan! Which made clean up so much easier actually because it just slides right out of my non-stick bundt pan! Since brownies are thicker than cake it sliced up very nicely too!
Next I added to a box mix of brownies 3 tablespoons of pan melted Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Spread with dark chocolate! After baking the brownies I wanted to jazz up the brownies with a topping. I first melted in some real butter a very large hand full of marshmallows and then drizzled it on the brownie cake. Next I took a few more tablespoons ( no butter this time) of Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Spread with dark chocolate & melted on low in the pot and drizzled as the final topping.
My family & I simply loved this. It was a nice different change from plain brownies. Not that brownies aren't good alone but just made it a bit more fun & extra extra yummy this time. Proof it lasted only 2 days at my house before it was all gone!
This Skippy Natural Peanut Butter tastes so amazing. I love the fact it has 60% less sugar which is always does a moms heart good to know!
I received the Skippy Natural Peanut Butter as a Hormel Extended Family Blogger. All opinions are my very own.
Last night I was serving as a host at LifeChurch.TV and we talked about God & how he still does miracles. I had this analogy. Let's say I go grocery shopping and I am trying to unload them all by myself at my apartment ( where I have many stairs to climb ) . The trunk is full. I try to grab all the heavy bags alone in one trip to carry as many as I possibly can to avoid many trips back & forth. But my arms are only so big and only so strong. I can not carry them all alone. If I try I will hurt myself , fall short, or drop some and damage them! I should ask for help. When I step aside and allow someone to help me carry them it becomes easier.
That's like God miracles. Sometimes we try to carry burdens alone. But we are only so strong on our own. God wants to be our strength so we do not fall short!
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
God is our strength. He wants us to ask him to help us and to strengthen us in his abilities. He is fully capable of any & all things. He sees what you need when you need it. He sees the solutions to your problems before you can. He is a safe light to guide you in this life's straight & narrow path you should be on. He wants you to not try to carry it all on your own. He wants to come along side you and help you carry it.
Also let's say your trying to fix things all in your own accord your own will & know how but nothing is happening like it should. Then friends that is the time to step aside and get out of God's way. You have done all you know to do but God I think sometimes waits maybe thinking " ok have you had enough shots at it yet? Are you finally ready to ask me for help?" Step aside and let God who still performs miracles today do one in your life. Get out of the way and stop messing with "it" let him do what he does best!
Spam is great for sandwiches. It's an American classic many American's have used for years. Another family favorite is Spam scrabbled eggs. It can also be used for casseroles!
To make this casserole all you need:
You mix all the ingredients together. Bake in a pan at 375 for 55 minutes covered. Top with shredded cheese.
My family loves this easy dish I think yours will too!
I received this Hormel product as an Hormel Extended Family Blogger. All opinions are my very own.
For more easy & fast dinner meal ideas visit Hormel dinner recipes HERE!
Ok tonight was a sandwich night. My family wanted something different so I went to work thinking something up. So I grabbed some cans of flaky crescent rolls. I pulled them out of the can, but you know how typically the little triangles come in 2's attached to each other naturally in a rectangle shape? I kept it in that natural rectangle shape and sealed the line between them by pressing them together gently. Laying them flat I rubbed some low fat ranch dressing. I then used some Hormel Natural Choice Deli Roast Beef sandwich meat,topped that with provolone cheese, &Hormel's Turkey Pepperoni ( which is lower in fat!). You can also put in some spinach but I was out of spinach this evening sadly but will use next time. So then I fold them over not closing the sides. Bake as normal. Then I took two full sandwiches each person and stacked them with a dab of dressing in between.
Silly sounding or not my kids loved the new Pepperoni Flaky Tower Sandwich I had created!!
Low fat turkey pepperoni like Hormel's is such a great way to add that something different to any sandwich and give it that pop of flavor!
I received this Hormel product as a Hormel Extended Family Blogger. All opinions are my very own.
I love to craft. I love simple. You know I also love up-cycling. I took an used sweater and cut it up. This series will highlight 4 crafts you can make no sew, very fast & easy with an old sweater! The very first craft I will show you I made with the old sweater is a cute & stylish pencil holder.
You simply save & wash a spaghetti sauce jar. This is yet another great way to upcycle a household item that gets recycled. You cut the flat back part of the top of the sweater out to fit your jar and simply hot glue it to the jar!
Be sure to cut any extra fluff at the bottom so when you fold over & glue it is not to much so it sits flat. Press well into place.
Then in only minutes you have a stylish pencil holder! Enjoy. Be sure to follow & stay tuned to what else I will make with the rest of the sweater in this series. Be encouraged to sometimes use what you already have for frugal & cute homemaking.
Thank you for visiting today friends!
If you have been following my 2015 Goals Series... you know that one of the things I am seeking is the best natural skin care products for myself. I was sent these products by Brand Backer free to try. I have enjoyed reviewing Instanatural products in the past & was excited to again. First up was the 100% all natural mineral infused dead sea mud mask. It is a holistic detoxifier & purifier of your skin.
I had never in my life put mud on my face and never thought I would until now. I have to say it felt cold to apply but as it dried over the 15 minutes as directed, I left it on my face I felt it doing something. It felt different for sure. I felt tightening. I am guessing that is the pulling of impurities out of the skin. I washed my face afterwards and it felt normal again. But this time as I looked into the mirror my skin quality over all was so much better in so many many ways. It was softer, purer looking, dryness was gone. I had a serious glow going on that my family noticed right away. Note they did not see me do the mud mask. I wanted to wait & see if they saw a difference without me telling them! My skin looked so youthful! My teen girl said I looked different. I am in LOVE with this mud mask. I am now 40 years old and it is helping me keep natural beauty & youthfulness to my skin! This mud mask is going to help keep it up naturally!
Find Instanatural's Dead Sea Mud Mask here.
Next I reviewed the 100% Pure Emu Oil. It is a multipurpose moisturizer for your face,skin,hair & nails.
This Emu oil in my opinion is great. I love using it mostly for my hair. My hair tends to stay dry. I put just a dab of this in my hand and rub it in then I rub it on the ends of my hair & through out my hair. I have noticed since doing this my hair quailty improving and I can even curl my hair better & it's holding. Maybe do to better quality & not so dry? Not sure but either way I will take it! Loving it!
You can find Instanaturals Emu Oil Here!
These products are great. But I have to say my most favorite of them both is the Dead Sea Mud Mask. It is simply fabulous to have! Both products will be receiving my Homemaker-Mom Seal of Approval!
If you have been reading my blog in 2015 you know one of my 2015 Goals is seeking natural skin care products that are worthy. Well one day I approached Utah's Own Beejunvenate. They are all natural bee's wax products that are supporting neighborhood bee keeping. I thought it is such a grand idea! Not only that you know that I also have a Made in the USA category now, I just had to add this to the family. You can check out my first 2 postshere & here.
BEEJUVENATE PRODUCTS ARE ALL NATURAL & CONTAIN 12 OF THE BEST INGREDIENTS FOR SKIN HEALING & HYDRATION!
I rubbed the beejuvenate lavender all natural bees wax perineum skin balm into my hand. It takes a minute or 2 for the natural oils to penetrate and absorb. But o boy once it did it is amazing. This is flu season. So I wash my hands even more so than normal at work. My hands have been so very dried out & itchy and of the lotions I have tried here at home none have done with this beejuvenate skin balm has done. When I apply lotion it helps only for a little bit. And it often causes my severe dry hands to break out in red dots. I rubbed this skin balm in my ruff dry skin thinking yeah right but YEAH RIGHT it was amazing. Not only did it really moisturize after the first rub in it also helped clear up my light red blotches! It also gives a non greasy coat so next time I wash my hands they are a little more protected. I just can't believe how amazing it is. Of all the skin care items I have ever tried for my face & hands etc this is the best by far. The best part is ,,, is that it is all natural. Since I am Brca 2 Positive high risk cancer I need not worry at all with this product that there are any parabens, sulfates, or carcinogenics. Beejuvenate has won my heart. As I review other skin care products this year I find it hard to believe I will find any that will beat this brand. It is made with bees wax, coconut, safflower, shea butter, grape seed, kukui, emu, macadamia, cocoa butter, avocado, apricot kernel, hemp seed. It is naturally spf 15.
Now the story of how this product came to be is amazing. Grant & Mark actually are neighborhood bee keepers! Yep that's right! To see these American businessmen & their neat story & how the beejuvenate product came to beeee ( hahaha I had to throw that pun in there)click here to read & see pictures! There are so many health benefits of bees wax & natural honey. Thank God for little bees, they are so important to this world for more reasons than we can realize. We need them for things to grow & so much more!
Beejunvenate is a fine product & I award it my Homemaker-Mom Seal of Approval!
I was so happy to review the book Messy Beautiful Love by Darlene Schacht. This book is all about hope and redemption for real life marriages. In this book Darlene is extremely transparent about the grace that was shown in her marriage at a difficult cross roads. It was then that I realized how much I would truly relate to the sharing in this book, it hit close to home. I love the real life sharing from Darlene's heart. Marriage is truly not easy. I will say some marriages may be much harder than others. Mine has not been so easy in years past for many reasons but after reading her story I do not feel alone. I found renewed hope and know we are now on the right track to discovering Gods best in this relationship. No person is perfect. Grace is the key to making a union last not butterflies in your tummy. Married life is simply not easy but when you surrender your relationship to god you let go of control over it and give it to God for his guidance. Will be blessed for it because of your obedience. Darlene beautifully gave advice as if from a best friend in real understandable tangible ways. This book will remain in my permanent collection that I will refer back to for encouragement again & again. When in the mist of a relationship & those some times messy times do come this book will enlighten you with Godly lady like wisdom to embrace the messy and coat it with grace, love & a servants heart to obey God. When you obey God's plan for relationships you will be blessed. Thank you Darlene.
About the Author
Darlene Schacht is the original founder of Christian Women Online Magazine and The Internet Café Devotions and writes the popular blog Time-Warp Wife. She is coauthor of Candace Cameron Bure’s New York Time’s best-selling book, Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness. Darlene has been married to Michael Schacht for more than 25 years. They have four children.
You can visit Darlene at www.timewarpwife.com