Thursday, December 18, 2014

This blog is now closed!

After much stressing and a couple of weeks, I think my new EmpowerMoms blog is finally up!! 

Can you check it out and see if it comes up for you??

Don't forget to go to 

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Turmeric Curcumin Capsules Review - Boosts Anti Inflamatory Response

I've been taking Tumeric for 2 full weeks now, along with my husband, and I can feel a difference with my body and joints. I have less discomfort and aching specifically in my knees.

Tumeric was recommended to me to try for me knees because regardless of whatever exercising I do, my knees typically ache afterwards for awhile. In the last couple of weeks since taking Tumeric, I have found that they ache less and sometimes not at all!

I will continue to take this supplement until its gone and will definitely be ordering more!!

Fast shipping by this amazon seller and item as described.

Amazon Product Description

So what Is Curcumin?

Curcumin is the yellow pigment of Turmeric, more popularly known as one of the most the most common spices used in Indian cooking.

Curcumin has been employed for hundreds of years in The Indian subcontinent being a key element in Ayurvedic medicine process.

With additional tests, case studies and experiments being performed over the last 50 years or so it has been uncovered that Curcumin is the substance within Turmeric that delivered all the wonderful health benefits associated with Turmeric.

It has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory as well as many other beneficial properties.

What does this mean for you?

It can help your skin tone and health

It can help increase healthy joint function especially if you suffer from arthritis

It can improve you digestive functions and bowel health

It boosts your immune system.

It also contains powerful antioxidant properties that have been shown to help slow down the aging process.

Many doctors recommend the use of turmeric curcumin for pain relief and joint health and is commonly used for arthritis symptoms relief.

Our Turmeric Curcumin is produced in the USA in a FDA approved facility.

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

Lemon Zester Cheese Grater #1 Chef Rated 2-in-1 Premium ProfessionalKitchen Tool

I tried my new Zester Grater this past weekend and I love it!! I've never had a grater before and have always wanted one. I used the grater to grate a chocolate bar over some yogurt for a simple treat.

I was amazed how sharp it is-so be careful! It's really sturdy and easy to hold. It washed clean very easily and has a plastic sleeve to keep it protected.

I can't wait to try my zester on more things! Fast shipping from amazon shipping-very pleased with purchase!!

Have you used a grater before? What have you used it with?


Amazon Product Description
Rated The #1 Most Useful Kitchen Tool for Grating & Zesting Effortlessly

The limited edition Chef Proven Professional Zester Grater (2-in-1 Deluxe) is the most popular kitchen tool on the market.

Why? No other tool combines effective zesting and grating in one easy to use tool as well as Chef Proven. Professional chefs and foodies around the world agree, choosing Chef Proven again and again when it comes to the best tool at the best value.

And once you use it you'll see why.

Our Professional Zester Grater is the easiest way to add instant flavor and uniqueness to all of your dishes.

Take your dishes from good to great!

- Grate a rich Parmesan or Reggiano over your favorite pasta or salad
- Zest fruit including lemons, limes, oranges and coconuts
- Grate chocolate to sprinkle over delectable desserts or ice cream - Grate ginger or garlic for stir fries, stews and more
- Zest lime or orange over the top of your favor beer or cocktail
-Toss your old spices and grate fresh cinnamon and nutmeg for today's meals

Here are just some of the reasons why Chef Proven's Professional Zester Grater is the best on the market:
- High grade stainless steel durable blade never needs sharpening
- Soft comfortable non-slip grip
- Unique ergonomic design for maximum control and easy use
- Bonus cover sleeve for worry-free storage
100% Satisfaction Lifetime Money Back Guarantee

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Soothie Suckers for nasal and immune support >> safe for kids!! and GIVEAWAY!!

I received a box of Soothie Suckers complimentary for blog and social media review. I put the box in the freezer and the next day tried the orange flavor. They are in little plastic BPA free sleeves, like a freezer pop. They have a slight taste of echinacea so I wasn't sure if I would like it, but after sucking on it for a few minutes I got use to it and it felt good on my throat. The orange ones are for immune support. They also offer purple which are for nasal support.

I LOVE that this product doesn't have dyes or high fructose corn syrup so I feel good giving it to my kids!

What are Soothie Suckers?? 

Proprietary herbal blends
Certified organic or wild-crafted herbal extracts
No artificial flavors, No high fructose corn syrup, No alcohol
Formulated in conjunction with the President of the American Herbalists' Guild

Product Description
One hundred percent plant-based, our Nasal Support blend makes use of herbs that for generations have provided parents with safe and gentle ways to help kids stay happy & healthy. It was that desire to support her childrens' health that led Marietta Harrison to create Soothie Suckers. Tapping into ancient traditions that parents turned to for thousands of years, Marietta developed Soothie Suckers as a safe, fun way to keep kids' immune systems strong and as a way to empower parents to make natural and healthy choices for their children.


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

Friday, December 5, 2014

Week 3 recap of Chris Freytag 10 pound slimdown xtreme program plus an Instagram picture challenge!

I haven't been posting much this week because I thought my blog transition was going to take place but it hasn't been finished yet, so I apoligize it's been a little quiet! Hopefully will be ready soon!!

Week 3 of following Chris Freytag's Xtreme program fell on Thanksgiving week and although I didn't go out of town, I had a very sick 4 year old and spent alot of nights up with him. So I did the best I could with staying on schedule, or at least working out.

November 23-29, 2014 workouts:

(38) mins xtreme kickboxing, (12) mins bonus abs and stretch

(40) xtreme core, (5) xtreme total body, (30) Leslie Sansone

rest day

(20) mins Leslie Sansone (in my pjs!), (10) mins yoga and stretching. 

(30) mins Leslie Sansone stepper dvd

rest day

The week didn't go as well as I had hoped-I did so well the first two weeks of the challenge! It's hard when I'm working longer hours at work and getting up multiple times a night for several nights in a row with sick kids. Tuesday was one of those days where every workout felt blah and I couldn't get into my groove. I was excited to try a new (but way old) Leslie dvd this week that uses a stepper so that way fun to do this week. Hoping week 4 will go better! 

Don't forget to join me on Instagram for my daily picture challenge!! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Scented, Natural Soy Wax Candles from Old Factory Candles. Hand-poured in the USA. plus GIVEAWAY!!

I received a set of 3 candles gift wrapped from Old Factory Candles last month. I got the "Happy Holidays" set which included Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, and Gingerbread. I love that they are made in the USA! The gift wrapping was beautiful and the candle jars are nice and will match any room decor. Gingerbread was my favorite scent of the three! I have been burning it off and on for days now in my living room. Fast shipping and great customer service! Love these candles!

Scented, Natural Soy Wax Candles. Burns Clean, Even, and True-To-Scent for Hours. Perfect as a gift, or for your own home. Hand-poured in the USA. 50 SHADES themed gift set of 3 different 2 ounce candles. Includes Leather, Jasmine Bubbles, Vanilla Sex

Made in the USA with natural soy wax and self-trimming cotton candle wicks.

Each gift pack comes with 3 fragrance-themed candles. Each of which burns clean for over 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house - kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, basement. We recommend burning one candle in a smaller room, or combining 2 candles in a larger room for the best effect.

Every purchase is 100% Guranteed. If you are not comlpetely thrilled with the fragrance or appearance of these candles. We insist you send them back (at our expense) and we'll give you a full refund. No hassles. No headaches. That's our promise to you.


One of my readers will receive a FREE set of THREE Candles by Old Factory! 

**Your choice of any scent.
**You must have a USA shipping address and must have an account with to win.

1. Click on the Amazon link above and pick out what candle scent you want to win.
2. COMMENT below here on my blog with your favorite scent and email address so I can contact you if you win.

I will pick a winner on Saturday December 6th.

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