Powerful And Natural Cleaning

Powerful And Natural Cleaning With Humble Suds

Powerful And Natural Cleaning
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When I was pregnant with my son, I realized the cleaning products I was using was not good for my health and didn’t want to put my baby to have to smell or even be around those harsh chemicals. I knew that whenever I cleaned, the fumes would make me dizzy and affect my asthma and breathing. It really hit me when I had cleaned the bathtub with a cleaning product with bleach and here I was giving my son a bath. The thought of the residue left from the chemicals, bleach, and even the smell of everything really bothered me and forced me to look at alternative cleaning solutions.

Are you looking for powerful and natural cleaning solutions that really work? Your cleaning products don’t need to contain nasty chemicals to be effective!

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Must-Haves For An Easy Weekend Getaway Look

 

Must-Haves For An Easy Weekend Getaway Look-Jewelry Junkie-Londontown lakur Nail Color-Robin McGraw's Revelation Skin Care

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As we are dwindling down to the last few weeks of summer, its time to book those weekend getaways you’ve spent so much time talking about. Take a break from your hectic life and use a getaway as a chance to slow down and relax. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Let me help you save some time on your preparation list by sharing these three must-have brands to give you a vacay-ready look fast!… [read more]

Refresh Your Beauty With A Clean Routine

Refresh Your Beauty With A Clean Routine

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I am always on the hunt for beauty products that I can feel confident using. I am very aware of what I put on my skin and always look at the ingredients. These days, I can be picky with what brands and products to try! I prefer natural, organic, cruelty-free, and even vegan if possible.

Are you looking to refresh your beauty with a clean routine? We have a few products to share with you!

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Summer Drink Must Haves

Summer Drink Must Haves

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Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of the summer entertaining season. It’s the first long weekend where we can all enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Besides having great food,  and looking summer fabulous, you also need a fully stocked bar, which why I’m sharing my picks for summer drink must haves.

Summer Drink Must Haves – Wine

I enjoy wine all year long, but when the weather heats up, I want something light and crisp. This can range from a delicious Rosé to a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. They both go well with everything from burgers to a cheese and fruit board. I recently discovered some new favorites that are now part of my summer drink must haves.

First up, is the refreshing and fruity Pomelo 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and the 2016 Napa Cellars Chardonnay. I could drink these California wines all summer long and I just might.

Summer Drink Must Haves - Pomelo and Napa Cellars Wine

Pomelo 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Notes:

  • Aromas of fragrant white blossoms lead to white peach, melon and ripe citrus on the palate complemented by a lovely lemon curd finish.

As a big fan of blends, I adore the mix of Sauvignon blanc and Chenin blanc grapes used in the Pomelo wine. You can really taste the influence of the red, volcanic soils of the Mason Vineyard, the fruit from Monterey County, and the mineral soils of Clarksburg, California. I can’t wait to pair this with my vegan crab cakes and steamed asparagus topped with Remoulade.

Napa Cellars 2016 Chardonnay Tasting Notes:

  • Aromas of peach, bright apple, and graham cracker excite the senses. Flavors of pear, crème fraiche, and pie crust are complimented by a creamy texture with balanced acidity and a nice, lingering finish of crème brulee and white peach.

The Napa Valley is known for its chardonnays. The cooler, coastal climate is the perfect place to grow this variety of grapes. I love a good fruity chardonnay with rich oaky undertones. This 2016 Chardonnay from Napa Cellars embodies both. I can absolutely see pairing this with grilled kabobs or even just a bowl of strawberries.

Summer Drink Must Haves - Backpack Wine

Backpack Wines Tasting Notes:

  • Rowdy Red is a tasty blend of Washington State Merlot and Syrah that shows dark cherry on the nose. It drinks velvety smooth showing black cherry, plum and a touch of spice.
  • Snappy White is a Washington State Riesling based blend has a touch of sweetness and weight that finishes with refreshing acidity. This balanced white delivers notes of green apple and Asian pear.
  • Cheeky Rosé is a Washington State Pinot Blanc and Sangiovese Rose blend is a drier expression, with a touch of peach, strawberry and rose petal; a clean crisp blush wine.

Summertime is also a perfect time for picnics and the beach. Taking a bottle of wine with you isn’t always a possibility. That’s where Backpack Wine comes in. These summer drink must haves are perfect for taking on the go because they come in can form. Produced from Washington State vineyards these four-packs are available in Cheeky Rose, Snappy White, and Rowdy Red.

I think the wine in a can concept is truly genius. They are the perfect bar or cooler alternative to beer or soda. Of the three options, I highly recommend Snappy White. It’s nice and light, yet full of flavor.

 

Summer Drink Must Haves – Liquor

A list of summer drink must haves wouldn’t be complete without a liquor component. And I have three fabulous brands to share with you. First, is the liquor that most surprised me, American Harvest Organic Vodka. I’m not usually a big vodka drinker. I typically reach for whiskey or bourbon, but this vodka is pure perfection.

Summer Drink Must Haves - Liquor

American Harvest Organic Vodka Tasting Notes:

  • Handcrafted in small batches from American wheat and distilled with 100 percent certified organic ingredients to yield a distinctly smooth spirit with a crisp, clean and slightly sweet hint of real agave.

Besides being an American-made organic vodka, it’s also a double gold medal winner.  All of the wheat used to produce the vodka comes from local farms and the water from the Snake River Water basin in the Pacific Northwest. I love supporting an American made brand, especially when their Vodka goes down this smooth. You can drink this vodka alone or use it for all your favorite summer cocktails. Can someone say summer brunch and a screwdriver?

Trail’s End Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes:

  • A smooth entry of sweet malt and chocolate, bolstered by toasted hazelnut with notes of tobacco and a touch of rye. Finishes long and warm, oily and buttery with a lovely alt spice kick and slight char note.

As I mentioned above, I’m a whiskey girl. I think it might be in my blood since my granddaddy used to make corn liquor, but that’s a story for another time. I instantly gravitated to this stylish bottle of Trail’s End. Crafted using 8-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and perfected in Oregon Oak, this whiskey is warm, nutty and oh so smooth. I can absolutely see why it’s won Gold and Double Gold medals in 2016 and 2017.

It was also recently announced that Trail’s End will be donating a percentage of their sales to help reforest the Pacific Northwest after all those devastating fires. Just another reason to add this whiskey to your summer drink must haves. I know I’ll be drinking it neat or trying out one of their many tasty drink recipes.

Camus Borderies Cognac Tasting Notes:

  • Reveals enticing notes of vanilla pods and orange zest, on a bed of soft spice and floral aromas. Ample and unctuous, with a robust yet elegant structure and a light hint of woodiness. Beautiful, long finish, well-balanced and wonderfully fresh.

Last and certainly not least is the robust 2014 Limited Edition of Borderies VSOP Cognac. I don’t know about you, but there is something about drinking cognac that makes me feel like a sophisticated grown-up. Not only is the bottle beautiful, but so is the rich amber liquid inside. Developed by cellar master Patrick Leger, this rich cognac comes from the Camus family’s own vineyards.

In fact, Camus, founded in 1863, still remains the largest family-owned Cognac house around today. With a history like that, it’s not surprising that this limited edition Borderies VSOP is truly remarkable and very distinctive. Each time I take a sip, I feel like I’m part of a long heritage of cognac makers and drinkers. I can absolutely see why you would want to pair this with chocolate or cheese. Basically, my favorite before and after meal treats.

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Connect with Backpack Wines: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram |

Connect with American Harvest: Twitter | Instagram |

Connect with Trail’s End: Website | Twitter |  Instagram |

Connect with Camus: Website | Facebook | Twitter |

 

What are your summer drink must haves? Which wine or liquor are you curious to try?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Guilt-Free Hazelnut Spread

The Guilt-Free Hazelnut Spread

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I love the name brand hazelnut spreads but I rarely partake in them because I know they aren’t the healthiest. There are rare occasions that I like to indulge, so I tend to buy a jar to enjoy with fruit. However, did you know there is a better option?

I am so excited to share the guilt-free hazelnut spread with you! Yes, a product does exist! You can still enjoy a sweet treat!

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Whiten Teeth The Natural Non-Toxic Way

Whiten Teeth The Natural Non-Toxic Way - My Magic Mud Whitening Toothpaste and Whitening Tooth Powder

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I try to do my best to keep my teeth looking nice. It’s one of the first things I notice about other people, so of course I want others’ first impression of my smile to be a positive one, too. I’ve tried many whitening products, everything from toothpastes and rinses to strips, gels, and lighted systems. Some methods I prefer over others (mostly due to convenience and quickness of use, since I don’t often have time to sit still for lengthier treatments).

I’ve tried most of the whitening toothpastes you can easily find in mass merchandise stores like Walmart, Target and CVS at one time or another. However, when I decide to do a whitening treatment, I usually want something that gives noticable results quickly. And, generally toothpastes whiten gradually over several days or weeks. Which, is fine if you have the time and can remember to use them consistently (and remember to purchase more when you use up your current stash).

I just heard about a totally different kind of teeth whitening product and tried it out. I’ve never seen anything like it before anywhere. My Magic Mud® offers a couple of teeth whitening options that I found interesting — whitening toothpaste and whitening tooth powder. Yes, powder. [read more]

Spring Must Have Items

Spring Must Have Items

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Spring is here and that means it’s time to clean out the old and in with the new. For me, that means getting some new must-have items to last the new year and make me feel refreshed. I’m always looking for new things that will help me do this, and I’ve found some great items that I’d love to share, so let us get started.

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Helping Your Kitty To The Loo

Helping Your Kitty To The Loo -- Kitty Box Ramp

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Ok, so no one likes to talk about bathroom issues. Except when it comes to kitty’s litter box. We’ve all got a litter box story, that hilarious one you pull out when you gripe about the cats making a mess…again.

  • – That time Fluffy tried to balance on the side of the box while pooping, lost her balance and fell onto the floor flat on her face.
  • – Or the time the new kitten finally figured out how to use the litter box, but then curled up and fell asleep in it.
  • – And how about the time the chicken you were recuperating from an injury in the mud room decided to roost on the wall of the box and laid an egg in the litter. No, never happened to you? Well, then you haven’t fully lived, my friend. LOL

If you have pets there are going to be times that they need a little extra help with their daily toileting needs whether it’s due to injury, illness, arthritis, or just plain old age infirmity. The Kitty Box Ramp is something I never knew existed, but I wish I had as I just lost a cat who could have really used this kind of assistance. [read more]

Tired Of The Same Ole Toothpaste?

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I have been using the same brand of toothpaste since I was little! What brand do you use? Have you ever switched or tried anything new?

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Give Hope with SoapBox

Give Hope with SoapBox

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I bet you don’t give much thought to not having access to your shampoo, hand soap, or body wash. Like me, you probably take for granted you will always be able to have these products in your bathroom. It’s likely you don’t stress about just picking up more when they run out. For millions around the world, having access to something as simple as soap isn’t a given. This doesn’t have to be a reality thanks to Soapbox, a company giving hope with soap around the globe.

SoapBox with Mission

So how does Soapbox make a difference in the world? With every purchase of one of their products, Soapbox donates a bar of soap to those in need.

SoapBox Soaps Hope Code Locations

These bars of soap, made from recycled and sanitized hotel soaps, can help improve livelihoods and lives by teaching the importance of proper hygiene. In many places, life-threatening diseases can be spread because of lack of access to clean water and by not performing the simple act of handwashing.

To date, SoapBox has donated over 2 million bars of soaps to over 60 countries. You can actually see exactly where your bar of soap is heading because each SoapBox product comes with a Hope Code. I looked up all five of my Hope Codes on the website and was excited to learn I was helping families in Baltimore, Nepal, Cambodia, and India.

SoapBox Hope Code

In addition to donating soap and employing hygiene ambassadors, purchasing Soapbox products also funds groundbreaking research. You can read more about all the good Soapbox is doing on their website.

SoapBox Soaps

SoapBox was kind of enough to send me their Coconut Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Body Wash, and Citrus & Peach Rose Liquid Hand Soap and Bar Soap. Not only do these products smell amazing but they work amazingly well. I also really love that they are cruelty-free, made in the USA, and free of SLS, SLES, paraben, silicone and artificial colors.

SoapBox Coconut Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

Let’s start with my favorite products of my bundle, the Coconut Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. I was a little apprehensive to use these at first because they are designed to nourish and moisturize. I have oily prone hair so many times moisturizing hair products don’t work in my hair.

This is not the case with Soapbox’s Coconut Oil line. My hair never felt or looked so amazing days after I washed it. I actually have to use less dry shampoo, which is a miracle. When I do use dry shampoo, it seems to work better because my hair is less oily.

SoapBox 2nd day hair

Next up is the Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Body Wash. Infused with shea and aloe, the body wash helps to seal in hydration and leave my skin feeling lightly moisturized and clean. I really like the creamy, lightweight formulation and the addition of the sea minerals, which naturally detoxify my skin.

SoapBox Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Body Wash

Since I have dry skin, I’m curious to try SoapBox’s Coconut Milk & Sandalwood Body Wash, which is designed for deep moisture. I would recommend the Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Body Wash if you only need gentle moisture.

SoapBox Citrus & Peach Rose Hand and Bar Soap

Last, but certainly, not least is the SoapBox Citrus & Peach Rose Liquid Hand Soap and Bar Soap. These soaps smell amazing. Although I haven’t used the bar soap yet, I’m halfway through the liquid hand soap. This is how much I love it, plus I wash my hands a lot throughout the day.

Formulated with aloe, shea butter, and olive oil, these soaps are designed to provide much-needed moisture. I love that they remove dirt without stripping my skin of hydration. And even better, my hands smell incredible all day and all night.

I know I will be repurchasing everything I tried from SoapBox and trying more of their products again and again. It’s hard not to support brands who make amazing products and are on a mission to do good in the world.

Have you tried SoapBox products before? Which scent would you try first?

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