Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Natural Dentist Review & Giveaway

                                         
I was given the opportunity to review this oral rinse and I loved the flavor. I received the peppermint twist flavor that was not over powing. Sometimes you get a rinse that is so over powering that you can't even rinse with it for so long. I loved the flavor and would recommend this rinse especially if you are having the symptoms of Gingivitis shown below.
                       
Are you seeing red?
When you floss or brush your teeth, that is…. If you are experiencing “pink in the sink” when you spit out your toothpaste, or blood on your dental floss, take heed.  People mistakenly think this is a sign that they are brushing hard/well or flossing efficiently, but bleeding gums is actually a symptom of gingivitis, and it is a warning sign that your gums need serious attention.   Dentists estimate that 80% of us develop gum disease in our lifetimes, ranging from mild gingivitis to severe periodontitis. If left untreated, however, gum disease may progress to other oral health issues, including tooth loss (it’s the #1 reason for adult tooth loss!). Other studies and experts, including Dr. Oz, have also linked gum disease to heart disease, stroke, breast cancer and respiratory diseases, such as COPD. While it can happen to anyone, the following raise the risk for developing gingivitis:
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Pregnancy/puberty/menopause (hormonal changes increase the sensitivity of the gums)
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Genetics/family history (30% of general population susceptible to gum disease)
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Medications
  • General illness
Gingivitis is due to the long-term effects of plaque deposits, and it is often painless, so bleeding gums may be your only symptom until it has progressed further along (other symptoms are swollen/tender gums, receding gums, and/or persistent bad breath).  Luckily, one of the early warning signs of the gum inflammation IS the bleeding you see when you brush or floss, so it is your body’s way of telling you something’s not right. If you have a family history of this issue or notice bleeding when you brush or floss, you should schedule a dental visit to evaluate your condition, as well as take steps at home by adding The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Anti-Gingivitis Rinse to your oral care regimen.                
                                                   
The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse is clinically proven to:
  • Reduce and prevent bleeding gums
  • Protects against gingivitis
  • Kill germs
  • Reduces plaque
  • Freshens breath
  • Contains Aloe Vera gel as its active ingredient to help prevent bleeding gums
  • Also contains other natural medicinal components such as Echinacea, goldenseal, calendula, and grapefruit seed extract that help calm gum inflammation
 The Natural Dentist line is powered by nature, proven by science.  The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Anti-Gingivitis Rinse DOES NOT contain alcohol or artificial ingredients, making it natural and healthy for your mouth.  However, unlike other natural products, The Natural Dentist tests its products in controlled studies. Universities, oral care experts, periodontists, and dental hygienists continually evaluate the products, ingredients and effectiveness.
The Natural Dentist products are not tested on animals; research is conducted with human volunteers and laboratory tests. View research studies, publications and abstracts at http://www.stopbleedingnaturally.com/clinicalstudies.php
The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Rinse is available at all several major retailers nationwide including Walgreens, Rite Aid, Whole Foods and more for an average retail price of $7.49. To see a complete list of stores and the entire line of The Natural Dentist products, visit   http://www.stopbleedingnaturally.com/.
Stay connected to The Natural Dentist on Facebook for healthy mouth info, product details and fun giveaways: www.facebook.com/thenaturaldentist 

A Perfect Pet for Peyton Review & Giveaway

I received this book to review and when I read it to my daughter she loved it. She loved anything to do with animals so this was a big hit with her. The story is amazing how it teaches kids the different ways each child loves. My daughter had fun trying to figure out which love language each character in the book was. Great book that I would recommend!

About A Perfect Pet for Peyton: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/resource/a-perfect-pet-for-peyton/

This wonderfully imaginative children’s hardcover book by bestselling authors Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne, featuring four-color illustrations (with hidden details!) by Wilson Williams, Jr., will help children learn the importance of love. Based on Gary’s highly successful The 5 Love Languages®, A Perfect Pet for Peyton tells an entertaining and playful story of five children who each, with the help of Mr. Chapman and the unique pets at his special emporium, discover their own personal love language. Children and parents alike will experience firsthand the power of the love languages as they cuddle up and spend precious time together reading this book over and over again.
*Free interactive app with in-book experience COMING SOON to the Apple App Store.

Happy Easter with Dale and Thomas Popcorn


Happy Easter from Dale and Thomas Popcorn. They sent me this cute Easter Four Pack Sampler that was oh so good! My family loves Dale & Thomas Popcorn so this is always a big hit in my house. Just enter the giveaway for your chance to win this Easter package. You will love them too!

Easter 4 Pack Sampler $24.95

Our Easter four pack sampler includes four of our most popular flavors beautifully wrapped up with a bow and a "Happy Easter" message. A delicious way to send your Easter greetings! This delightful 4 pack sampler includes the following footlong bags of gourmet popcorn: Chocolate Chunk N'Caramel, Hall of Fame Kettle Corn, Peanut Butter & White Chocolate DrizzleCorn, and White Cheddar & Black Peppercorn. All of our popcorn is gluten free and kosher OU-D.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

                                         
I received this movie to review and we sat down as a family to watch it. Even though my daughter is only 6 she was asking a lot of quesitons through out the movie. I felt like it opened a great dialog about what is right and wrong and started a new mantra in our family WWJD! The movie was great and a testimony on how Jesus is always a part of our lives and can be used as a foundation in our family and work life. Great for family movie night!!!

About the Movie:Matthew Stevenson is a troubled kid from a broken home. When he vandalizes the local church to get back at his parents, Matthew has to repair the damage to the church to avoid criminal charges. While working at the church, he meets Ernest (John Ratzenberger), an accomplished wood carver who created the intricate woodwork decoration that Matthew destroyed. Ernest has become something of a hermit, but reluctantly comes out of reclusion to help repair the church. Now Ernest and Matthew must work together to preserve the church's beautiful antiquity, and along the way, they also manage to restore their faith in God and in life.

The Woodcarver DVD
 (released Tuesday, March 13th)
 Christian Cinema: http://www.christiancinema.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=4094

FeverAll Review & Giveaway

                                        

As a mom, I’m sure you’ve been there - it’s the middle of the night - sick baby wailing with a fever and you can’t get her to calm down to take a full dose of liquid acetaminophen. Your frustration compounds the situation because all you want to do is help her to feel better. If you had FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories in your medicine cabinet, this situation might play out a bit smoother and your baby would receive the full dose of acetaminophen that she needs to fight fever.

FeverAll is the top national brand of acetaminophen in suppository form. Parents have relied on its accuracy and ease-of-use for more than 30 years. With FeverAll, parents can be confident that their child has received the exact dosage of acetaminophen required for their age every single time. At less than one-inch in size, FeverAll is smaller than other acetaminophen suppositories, which makes it easier to administer in infants and children.

Acetaminophen dosing for children has never been simpler or more accurate.  No more measuring, struggling with a feisty toddler or worrying if your child swallowed the full/proper dose because they’re spitting up. What’s more, FeverAll Infants’ Strength (ages six to 36 months) is the only infant acetaminophen product available that has dosing instructions on the label.
                                       
FeverAll Children’s Strength (ages 3-6 years) and Jr. Strength (ages 6-12 years) formulas are also great alternatives for older children who are unable or unwilling to take a full dose of acetaminophen orally, due to vomiting, or have difficulty swallowing due to physical or medical conditions. FeverAll is available at major retailers and drugstores across the U.S., such as Rite Aid, Walgreens and Walmart for a suggested retail price of approximately $7.00 for a package of six suppositories.  Learn more about FeverAll at http://www.feverall.com/.

***The great part is that their are offering 1 winner your choice of FeverAll Infants’, Children’s or Jr. Strength***

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Guardian Duke Review & Giveaway

I was given the opportunity to review this book and was not sure how this book was going to be. Once I finally sat down to read it I loved the book and could not put it down. It was a quick easy read and was very enlightening. I have recommended this book to a lot of my friends that are readers.

About the Book:The Guardian Duke is award-winning novelist Jamie Carie’s most exciting story yet, a uniquely arranged Regency-era romantic adventure where hero and heroine know each other through written letters but have yet to meet.
Gabriel, the Duke of St. Easton, is ordered by the King to take guardianship over Lady Alexandria Featherstone whose parents are presumed dead after failing to return from a high profile treasure hunt. But Alexandria ignores this royal reassignment, believing her parents are still alive and duly following clues that may lead to their whereabouts. Gabriel, pressured by what are actually the King’s ulterior motives, pursues her across windswept England and the rolling green hills of Ireland but is always one step behind.
When they do meet, the search for earthly treasure will pale in comparison to what God has planned for both of them.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Natural Products Expo West 2012

This year I went to the Natural Product Expo with a press pass as a blogger. There were over 3,000 exhibitors this year. There were many different booths for every product that you could ever think of. I made several contacts that will hopefully show up on my blog soon! Here is a picture of my stash after the show. I will definetaly be going back next year!




About Natural Products Expo

When Ronald Reagan was president 31 years ago, natural and organic products were sold mostly by independent and co-op retailers, and the size of the industry was estimated at $2.4 billion. Today, natural and organic products are sold in almost every retail channel, and the industry is worth nearly $68 billion, according to Natural Foods Merchandiser's "2009 Market Overview." In three decades, one constant for the industry that has grown from fringe to mainstream has been Natural Products Expo West. It all started in 1981 with Doug Greene and a vision for an event to connect the young natural products industry. As the publisher and editor of the 2-year-old Natural Foods Merchandiser, Greene traveled around the country, interviewing natural products retailers who shared their business strategies, struggles, and successes. "I knew all these amazing retailers, but they didn't know each other," says Greene, who is now an industry consultant. "I thought, 'Wouldn't it be wonderful to bring all these folks together in one place?'” So in 1981, Greene created Natural Foods Expo to connect retailers with each other as well as the natural health community and manufacturers. More than 3,500 industry members, including 1,200 retailers, attended the first Expo West from March 29 – 31, 1981 in Anaheim, Calif., at the Anaheim Convention Center. "The original Natural Products Expo in California was a catalyst, as it brought natural and organic retailers and vendors all together for the first time," said Michael Besancon, global executive vice president at Whole Foods Market. "Having attended the show thirty years ago, I believe it marked the transition of the natural and organic products business from a movement to an industry." For the past 32 years Natural Products Expo has been the leading independent voice and industry event. There are now three Natural Products Expo events, West, East, and Asia, to better connect to the global natural and organic products community. This year Natural Products Expo West will host over 58,000 industry members and over 3,000 exhibits showcasing products in the categories of natural and specialty foods, organic, supplements, health and beauty, natural living and pet products

Monday, February 27, 2012

Theme Party Queen Review


                                                      

Theme Party Queen is a party planning website with everything that you will ever need to plan a party. There are also extras like printable checklists, recipes, decorating ideas, and games. There is a large amount of information in this one spot to help you plan your next party. I received a great party planning list from Theme Party Queen that is extremely helpful when planning a party. I used it when I planned my duaghters party recently at the end of January and it helped emensly.

You can get your own free PDF downloadable party planning list here:
http://www.theme-party-queen.com/party-planning-checklist.html

You can also visit Theme Party Queen on the following sites:
https://www.facebook.com/ThemePartyQueen
https://twitter.com/ThemePartyQueen
http://pinterest.com/slembke

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Natural House Review & Giveaway


                            

I was given the opportunity to review the all natural cleaning supplies from Natural House. I received a 30-day supply of Flushy, Trashy, and Sinky. I was a little skeptical because of all the other all natural cleaners that I tried. I was pleasantly surprised when these cleaners actually worked. I love the Sinky product the most since it cleans the garbage disposal so well that I don't get any odors from it anymore. This was the thing I love the most. I loved all three products!



You can purchase Natural House products directly on our website: http://www.naturalhouse.com/products/
Or you can purchase Natural House on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_hpc?_encoding=UTF8&node=3760901&field-brandtextbin=Natural%20House  -- This is a nice option for those who use Amazon perks like "Free Super Saver Shipping" or "Amazon Prime."

                          

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Snazaroo Review & Giveaway

                       
I was given the opportunity to review Snazaroo's face and body paint. I was sent 2 kits one was the Face Painting Palette Kit – Girls & the Ultimate Party Pack. I wanted these particular  sets so that I could use them at my daughter's birthday party. My daughter and her friends loved it and it was a big hit. I would recommend this to anyone. Here are some pictures from her party. My girlfriend free handed the designs on their faces just by looking at the pictures from the instructions that came with the kits. It's that easy!

 












Snazaroo is all about colour, fun and inspiration and, of course, the finest face painting products. We have everything you need to create fantastic characters and designs. We have also created step-by-step guides for masses of ideas and guidance from the Snazaroo team. We have plenty of exciting products to tempt you and the Snazaroo team are always here to help. Established in 1989, Snazaroo has grown from its modest roots supplying fancy dress hire shops to become the world's leading maker of water-based face and body paints.

The website contains all you need to get started in face painting. Why not show the world your true colours in 'Your Photos' gallery? The gallery features pictures of many of Snazaroo's friends so if you have special photos why not send it to us to place proudly on our gallery.

The Mighty Macs DVD Review & Giveaway


This was a great family movie with a message that anyone can relate to. I loved that this was a true story. It made me think about the days when I was in high school. This was a feel good movie that is great for family movie night with the whole family. You will laugh and cry all at the same time during this film. I highly recommend this DVD to inspire you.

About the Movie:

It's 1971. Cathy Rush is a woman ahead of her time ... and she's about to embark on an adventure for the ages. A new era is dawning in the country and in collegiate athletics, where a national champion will be crowned for the first time in women's basketball.

In the lead up to this historical season, major universities are preparing their game plans to win that first title. Meanwhile a tiny all-women's Catholic college in Philadelphia has a more modest goal: find a coach before the season begins. Providentially, Cathy Rush is about to find Immaculata College.

Recently married, Cathy is dealing with the aftermath of a truncated playing career. While cultural norms would have her staying at home, she's willing to do the hard work necessary to help her new team reach their goals—or perhaps she's just trying to achieve her unfulfilled dreams through them.

From the beginning, her challenges are as imposing as the big-school teams Immaculata will face on the court. Cathy learns there is no gymnasium on campus, she receives little support from the school's Mother Superior, and the school is in dire financial straits. To top it off, she may not even have enough players to field a team!

While it appears the Macs don't have a prayer, all hope is not lost. With the help of Sister Sunday—a spunky assistant coach—and the support of a booster club of elderly nuns, Coach Rush creates a new game plan that just might bring the team—and the school—together.

Will this pioneer buck cultural norms and spur her rag-tag team to unexpected heights? Or will her hard-driving ways create a wedge between the coach and everyone around her? One thing's for certain: there's never been anyone like Cathy Rush at Immaculata!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine Giveaway with Dale and Thomas Popcorn

Happy Valentines Day fron Dale and Thomas Popcorn. They sent me this cute Valentine Sample box that was oh so good! My family loves Dale & Thomas Popcorn so this is always a big hit in my house. Just enter the giveaway for your chance to win this Valentine package. You will love them too!

Valentine Chocolate Delight Six Pack Sampler - $29.95

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Oogie's Gourmet Popcorn Review & Giveaway

                                          Oogie Snacks
I received a box of Oogie's popcorn and was really impressed by the flavor of their popcorn. My favorite flavor is the Smoked Gouda, my daughter loved the Kettle Corn flavor the most. I would definetily recommend this popcorn company to my family, friends, and my blogger friends. Oogie's has been so kind as to offer one of my readers this gift box shown below just for entering this giveaway.

        Oogie's Gift Box (8 yummy flavors!)

                                       
The box includes: White Cheddar, Smoked Gouda, Cracked Pepper & Asiago, Sun-Dried Tomato & Parmesan, Hatch Chili Con Queso, Spicy Chipotle & Lime, Movie Lover's Butter and delicious Kettle Corn.

About Oogie's

Here at Oogie's, we are popcorn lovers! It started as a fun experiment in our kitchen and sparked a natural popcorn revolution. We know the best tasting popcorn starts with the perfect kernel so we know where our corn comes from and who grows it. Our non-GMO corn is a proprietary hybrid - the only place you'll find it is in a bag of Oogie's. Besides being outstanding in their field, our farmers make sure we have the highest quality kernels to meet our rigorous standards. Next step is using the finest all-natural ingredients, without any artificial flavors or colors, ever. And popping in 100% percent corn oil ensures we create a delicious treat that has no cholesterol, no trans-fat, and is entirely gluten-free. Did we mention we kettle pop in small batches, the old fashioned way, to ensure your popcorn experience will be Oogieriffic. Too corny? That's ok, our flavor makes up for it. Join the fun. We'll turn you popcorn lovers into gourmet popcorn aficionados one kernel at a time. Don't settle for bland. Demand Oogie's.

CONAIR You Wave Ultra Review & Giveaway


My daughter loves the look of her hair when I braid her hair and let her sleep in it until the next day and then we release all of the braids. The only problem is that it is time consuming to braid her hair and she is not very patient. I wish I would have kept my old crimping iron but never thougth that I would be able to use it on my daughters hair. Imagine my surprise when I found out that CONAIR has the You Wave Ultra that will give us almost the same look in just minutes. I love the fact that it is quick and easy to use. Here are a few picture of my daughters hair before and after using the You Wave Ultra.

 

You Wave Ultra by ConairCreate gorgeous beach waves all winter long with the You Wave Ultra by Conair. This unique styler creates long-lasting, soft waves. To style, section hair into three layers. Starting an inch or so from the roots, hold the styler in place for 5 to 10 seconds. Move down the hair and continue until all hair is styled. Let hair cool, then break up the waves with your fingers to create a softer look. Tease at the roots with a comb for added volume.The styler utilizes Tourmaline Ceramic™ technology for smoothness that prevents hot spots, reduces frizz and helps eliminate static. There’s a 30-second instant heat-up, and the You Wave Ultra reaches an ultra-high heat of 356°F. You Wave Ultra by Conair is available nationwide at mass market and drug- store retailers, as well as at http://www.conair.com/, for an average retail price of $45.99. 



Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Mile In His Shoes Review & Giveaway

My husband and I watched this movie and we both were in tears at one point. I love the message in the movie that you should never under estimate anyone no matter what their diability is. This movie was a home run in our book! This is a must see and would be a great family movie if you have teenagers to teach them this great message.

From the director of "Angels In the Outfield" comes an inspiring story about a special boy with an amazing gift, and the coach who believed. Dean Cain and Luke Schroder star in the gmc World Premiere Movie: "A Mile In His Shoes,"


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National Popcorn Day w/ Dale and Thomas Popcorn

Thursday, January 19th is National Popcorn Day!!!

In honor of National Popcorn Day, Dale and Thomas Popcorn has graciously decided to give away a 12 pack of their fabulous gourmet popcorn. I have worked with Dale and Thomas several times and I love their popcorn. I'm sure you'll love it too!


Traditional Twelve-Bag Sampler $49.95 - $59.95

Our Twelve Bag Sampler is our number one best seller, probably because it contains twelve delicious flavors of our gourmet popcorn. Each bag is one foot long and serves 2-3 people. And that's the great thing about our 12 pack samplers of popcorn, they're great to share and our delicious popcorn makes people happy. Hand-crafted in a kitchen with only the finest ingredients, you'll find more crunchy and decadent flavors here at Dale and Thomas Popcorn than just about anywhere else! Be sure to add Amazing Treats on to your twelve-bag sampler for just $10. (1/4 lb Milk Chocolate Popsters, ¼ lb. Dark Chocolate Popsters, ¼ lb. Milk & White Chocolate DrizzleTwists and ¼ lb. Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter DrizzleTwists). Our DrizzleTwists are small gluten-free pretzels striped with combinations of Milk & White Chocolate or Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter. All of our popcorn is gluten free and kosher OU-D.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Topsytail Review & Giveaway

 I was given the opportunity to try out the CONAIR topsytail all in one styling system and I love it. I tried it on my daughters hair and she loved the new styles that we could do with her hair now. Here are a couple that we tried.



We loved the topsytail I would recommend it to anyone that has medium to long hair!











Conair Topsy Tail:
Now you can create six fabulous hairstyles with one tool! The Conair Topsy Tail is an all-in-one styling tool that creates multiple hairstyles for all hair types. If you can ponytail, you can Topsy Tail! The kit also features the smaller Topsy Tail Jr. which is perfect for detail braiding and weaving or just adding that finishing touch. The Conair Topsy Tail is available nationwide at mass market and drug store retailers for an average retail price of $4.99.













Sunday, January 1, 2012

BRYTONPick Review




I was given the opportunity to try BRYTONPick and was pleasantly surprised. I didn't know how putting something that looks like metal in my mouth would be, but it's just like using floss but easier. I have a permanent retainer attached to my front bottom teeth and was worried how this would work with that in place and it was easier than trying to use floss between the retainer.

You can visit BRYTONPick here.

The worst thing is trying to find your floss at the bottom of your purse. I love the credit card size carrying case so that I can put it in my wallet and not lose it in the bottom of my purse.

I love my BRYTONPick!

To purchase your BRYTONPick just click here!



 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Algebrator Software Review & Giveaway




I was given the opportunity to review the Algebrator, which is a math claculator that works out your problems and shows all the work. I needed this program desperately about 4 months ago when I was taking a Statistics class. I love that when you start a new problem it even looks like a page out of your notebook and that it shows all of the work so that you actually learn how to solve the problems and see where you went wrong. I think that this would be a great tool for homeschoolers!

Here are a few things Algebrator will do for you:

Here is a link to one of the short demo videos to show you how the Algebrator works: http://www.softmath.com/demos/graphing-inequalities.htm

To purchase your copy of the Algebrator it is only $58.99 if you click here.

What Algebrator IS NOT:

  • it is not a subscription
  • it is not a tutoring service
  • it is not web-based
  • it does not have a 'license' that has to be renewed (it's yours forever)
  • it is not tied to any particular algebra book (because it solves problems from every book)
Algebrator is simply a software program that you download and install on your personal computer, which you can then use for as long as you need to.