Monday, July 28, 2014

Dial® Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash Review and Giveaway

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Dial® Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash was created to provide your skin with a daily boost of refreshing hydration. NEW Dial® Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash is the latest Dial® Brand body wash bringing you hydration to your body washing experience in a tropical fun new scent. I love the scent of coconut water so I was looking forward to trying out the Dial® Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash.  My little one got to it first last week and shared that she loved her shower with my new body wash. She told me her skin was so soft and she LOVVVVEDD the scent.  Hmmm. That is what happens when you have a tween. 


This lovely body wash is infused with coconut water and a refreshing mango aroma. I was able to try it too that night, thank goodness she didn't use it all up on me.  It left my skin replenished and hydrated.  I would love to use this every time I  shower and I have been using it all week.  My skin is always so dry I need every little bit of help I can get so I was thrilled to hear about this new product from Dial.  


Dial created a totally advanced formula that has a special moisturizers along with coconut water and that amazing mango scent. I took a shower in the morning the first time I used it and I smelled amazing all day long. I can't wait to find this great scent in the store. I felt like I was on vacation in Hawaii.

I started using Dial® Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash this week and I am really seeing a difference.  My skin is so much softer and feels so much more healthier. I even convinced my hubby to give it a try and he agreed that his skin felt great. I think it is going to be a staple for us with that wonderful scent!

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Organic Golden Flax Seed for good health: a Review #goldenflaxseed


You know that I am the healthy and fit mama by now. Well, if you had an 80+ year old mama yourself who keeps herself in tip-top shape it would motivate you too. I really find I have to work harder to keep my body in great shape and I rely on supplements and things like Golden Flax Seed to help me out a little bit. The nice part about Golden Flax seed is that it is the perfect option to get Certified Organic Omega 3s for Vegetarians and Vegans. This was always an issue for my husband since he is vegetarian. Now you have a great way to add those Omega 3's into your diet if you follow a Vegetarian or Vegan lifestyle. I still like to sneak in some lean meat, chicken and fish here and there but I need my Omega 3's so I love my Golden Flax seed.

I recently had the opportunity to try out an organic, non-GMO American grown and processed Golden Flax seed that is actually packaged in downtown Chicago from eSutras.  I love to support US based businesses so I was thrilled to check them out. I love that this Golden Flax seed is non-GMO.  That makes me feel wonderful.

This is so easy to use too...you have three options with this easy to handle 8oz container: Flip Top, Sprinkle or Pour to your desired amount!  Studies have indicated that Golden Flax seed can help heart disease and has the potential to lower cholesterol.  It has been shown to have high levels of Alpha linoleic acid as well. This is one type of Omega 3 fatty acid, similar to those found in fish such as salmon.





A best practice is to grind flaxseed in a coffee or seed grinder in order to enhance their digestibility and increase their nutritional value. I have an extra grinder that I use for nuts and seeds. They are very inexpensive and great to have around the kitechne. If you are going to add ground flaxseed to a cooked cereal or grain dish eSutras suggests doing so at the end of cooking since the soluble fiber in the flaxseeds can thicken liquids if left too long.

Some of the ways I often use Golden Flax Seed is to sprinkle ground flaxseed onto my hot or cold cereal like oatmeal.  I always add a bit of ground flaxseed to my homemade muffins and bread recipes. A fave and fast flax seed energy shake for breakfast is easy too. Add ground flaxseed to a blender along with a frozen banana, a bit of spinach, some almond milk (or dairy milk) and some fruit. Try blueberries, cherries, peaches or whatever is available and blend it up with some ice. You can also sprinkle some ground flaxseed on cooked vegetables for a nice, nutty flavor.  The possibilities are really endless. You can even add a tablespoon of flaxseed oil to smoothies to give a delicious treat a fiber boost!



I was impressed with the quality of the Organic Golden Flaxseed that eSutras sent me. It tasted fresh and ground up smoothly.  I used it in a smoothie that I shared with my little one. She thought it was yummy and so did I. I plan on baking some banana chocolate chip muffins later this week and you can bet they will have some Golden Flaxseed in there (shhh, don't tell hubby he loves it as long as I don't tell him what I have hidden inside my treats!).  The container is convenient and stores well. I am happy that eSutras Organic Golden Flax seed is available on Amazon since it makes my shopping very convenient.
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PhantomFit Resistance Loop Bands let you exercise anywhere:a Review #phantomfit


Some of my friends ask me how I do it? What do you mean by "do it?" I mean keep fit after 40.  It is a lifestyle for me. Does my weight stay exactly the same week to week? Of course not. Don't be totally ridiculous. But I am careful. I enjoy life and I love to eat but I know it is not an endless pit. Well, it could be if I just ate everything I wanted. I have to really think about it more and more as I get older. I will treat myself but then go back to the diet and fitness plan.  I don't mean "diet" in the crazy sense either, just a healthy eating plan that includes lots of fresh veggies, lean meats and fish and fruit. A few treats here and there too of course.
 Included in the whole master plan is fitness. It doesn't work if you don't eat right so pair it all together in whatever way it works for you. I try to keep it fresh with new equipment and even a new pair or capris or top here and there to keep me motivated. I recently had the opportunity to try out PhantomFit Resistance bands.  These are a fantastic fitness solution because they:
  • Are perfect for physical therapy exercises all the way to intense workouts
  • Works flawlessly for arm, ankle, and leg workouts
  • Are separated by resistance level to meet your needs
  • Are extremely durable and long-lasting
  • Are lightweight and portable so you can take them anywhere including on a plane

They are easy to learn how to use and very comfortable to use anywhere on your body to add that necessary resistance to build and sculpt muscle.   They are color coded for resistance so you can start at the right level for you from light to extra heavy. You can even combine bands!

What's Included with the PhantomFit Resistance Bands Package

  • 1 Blue "Light" Band
  • 1 Red "Medium" Band
  • 1 Green "Heavy" Band
  • 1 Black "X-Heavy" Band
  •  Nylon carrying case for portability
  • A bonus is the PhantomFit favorite workout music downloadable as a mp3 file

I am using the red Medium PhantomFit Resistance Loop bands here for lunges and let me tell you these give your legs a real workout. I am in top shape...I do bootcamp type workouts regularly, run hills and all kinds of crazy regimens and these are the real deal. They feel comfortable and don't bind either. I can think of all kinds of ways to incorporate these into everyday fitness plans.  My PhantomFit Resistance Bands are definitely coming with me on my next business trip....easy way to avoid that crowded gym and still get my workout in!

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.

Rtgs 20 Micro LEDs String Lights Review #rtgspoducts



If you have been looking for battery operated string lights I found a great brand frot you. These are so tiny but are super bright. You really have to see them in action to believe how gorgeous they look. Perfect for summer parties or get togethers...or just to light up some of your space. Rtgs Products makes these 20 LEDs Micro LED Battery Operated String Lights and they really are the ideal lighting element to use for any decorative project or event with no worries about plugs or electricity. 



They have a very thin wire that hosts 20 very small LED bulbs. Each micro bulb is about the size of a rice grain but is  intensely bright. They give off a steady 360 degree viewing angle so they illuminate in every direction. It provides a pretty look that I love.  It really makes any area from an outdoor deck to a tree or trees or even a porch look special and even adds a bit of glamour.


I tried these Starry String Lights out this weekend and they worked perfectly. They lasted all evening long and added a beautiful glow to our weekend get together with friends on our back deck.  My friends ooohed and aaahed the minute they walked around back. Everyone was amazed that these beautiful lights operate on a few little batteries and put out so much light. A really special look.  The company shares with me that when used with new batteries they will last for over 48 hours. They are easy to hide, give beautiful true color and use a fraction of energy needed by regular light strings.


Some people also call Starry String Lights Fairy Lights and I can see why.  They are so delicate and pretty...they emanate a fairy-like light perfect for summer or fall evenings indoors or out. 

You can find Rtgs Micro LED's String Lights right on Amazon too so you can have them fast ready for your next outdoor party or get together.

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.