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