Thursday, December 1, 2011

I Hate The Time Change

I can not believe it has been 12 days since my last post.
I do not know were the time goes.
Since the clocks were turned back last month it is getting darker way to early and it seems to have a affect on me. 
I know that during the winter the lack of sunshine depresses  lots of people.
But I  got to wondering if the time change causes people to feel down and so I looked it up, and sure enough it can mess up some peoples circadian rhythms ( internal body clock )




Sunday, November 20, 2011

Seventh Generation Review and giveaway




The power of scent is remarkable. It can have positive effects on your mood, reduce stress, and even help you sleep better. But not all scents are created equal. The fruit, floral and herbal ingredients used to create the scents in Seventh Generation´s new natural dish liquid come from fields, not factories.

  • Seventh Generation dish liquid contains only essential oils and botanical extracts, and delivers real cleaning power. Your tableware will be left fresh and ready to serve your next home cooked meal.

  • With authentic ingredients like lavender from the fields of Drome in the foothills of the Alps, clementines from sunny Calabria and lemons from the soils of Sicily, Seventh Generation natural dish liquid is free of unnecessary synthetic colors or chemically engineered scents.


We  already use  several Seventh Generation products in our house.
So I was excited to try out the new natural dish liquid product line.
The Seventh Generation dish liquid contains only essential oils and botanical extracts.
It comes in several different scents
Lemongrass and Clementine Zest
Lavender Floral and Mint
Fresh Citrus and Ginger
Free and Clear








So what do I think of the Seventh Generation natural dish liquid ?

The first thing I was surprised by was how light the scents are.
You can barely smell them .
That is not a bad thing but they smell so fresh and natural I wish the scent was a little stronger.
But it is always better for a scent to be mild than over powering.




Now along with the Seventh Generation natural dish liquids I also received a  stoneware baking dish from Le Creuset
I just have to say WOW  I Love this baking dish!
 I made some baked spaghetti in the dish hoping that it would be hard to clean.
Then I got out the  Lemongrass and Clementine Zest  along with the two twist scour  pads
Well I was a little disappointed because I had no trouble cleaning the pan.
The dish soap worked great it cut the grease in the pan with very little scrubbing.
Now I do not wash dishes my hand to much just my pots and pans.
The one thing that I always have to be careful about is the detergent bothering my hands.
I have been using the Seventh Generation natural  dish liquid soaps to wash my pots and pans everyday now for about a month.
I have not had any problems with  rashes on my hands.
I have lots of skin and allergy issues,so I think that if I can use a product with no problems then it will be OK for most people to use. 
I also noticed that I do not need to use a lot of the  dish liquid to clean my pots and pans so a bottle will last long.
So now I have no excuses for not washing the pots and pans.

I am very pleased with how will the dish liquids work I love the  Fresh Citrus and Ginger scent it is my favorite.
I saw when I was shopping last week that my local grocery store carries the dish liquid now and the price is good.


  How would you like to visit one of the sourcing sites of Seventh Generation natural dish liquid fragrance ingredients? Enter the "Nature Makes Perfect Scents" sweepstakes at seventhgeneration.com/scents and you can have the chance to take a trip for two to your choice of France Italy or Vermont. Hurry contest ends on December 31 2011


Now on to the giveaway one lucky winner will win the following price pack
So just like me you will have no good excuse for not washing the dishes. 
  • (4) bottles of Seventh Generation natural dish liquid varieties in Free & Clear, Lavender Floral & Mint, Fresh Citrus & Ginger, and Lemongrass & Clementine Zest scents
  • Premium 3 Qt. 12" x 9" Baking Dish from Le Creuset
  • (2) Twist© loofah sponges and (2) Twist© scour pads made from 100% post-recycled materials
  • Set of 3 organic cotton dish towels
Giveaway is open to US residents and will end on December 18
Winner will be chosen using a random org. 

Mandatory entry
leave a comment answering the following  question
Which of the Seventh Generation natural dish liquid varieties are you most interested in trying?

For  extra entries do any or all of the following

Leave a comment answering the following  question
Which essential oil sourcing site would you be most excited to visit, if you were to win the "Nature Makes Perfect Scents" sweepstakes?
 Go to Seventh Generation website and tell me something you learned about the company
 Tweet the giveaway
follow my blog

"Disclosure: The Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid prize pack, product and information have been provided by Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark." 





Saturday, November 19, 2011

What is for Supper


We had a nice salad a flank steak oven fried potatoes and homemade hummus with pita bread

Thursday, November 17, 2011

CARMEX review and giveaway




I am a member of the Carmex Blog Squad and recently got the chance to do a review of the
Carmex Healing Cream and the Carmex Healing Lotion.

My first thought about the products was what is the difference?


Well the Carmex Healing Lotion is for everyday use to soothe and protect your skin.
The Carmex  Healing Cream helps to repair your driest roughest skin.That would be my elbows.

So what do I think of the products?
First my thoughts on  the Carmex Healing  lotion.
Sometimes when I use lotions on my skin they can really bother my skin. I do not have any problems with this using the Carmex healing lotion.
The lotion is not runny so when you squeeze the tube it comes out nice. So it is easy to get just the amount you like.
The lotion spreads nice and does not leave your skin all tacky.
The smell is nice and not over powering so both male and female can use the product.

The Carmex Healing Cream is a thicker product than the lotion and rubs in nicely on the really dry patches on my skin.
The Healing Cream like the lotion has a nice light scent that is not overpowering.

I also got two travel size containers of both products. I want to mention that because of the bold yellow coloring on the containers it is easy to find them in my purse. That is a big plus.

You can buy both products at Walgreens and CVS the full size tubes are $5.99 and the small ones are $.99
Great stocking stuffer for everyone.


The Giveaway
One winner will receive the same products that I reviewed.
Giveaway is open to US residents and will end on November 30 2011
Winner will be chosen using a random org.

To enter the giveaway go to the CARMEX website and leave a comment telling me something you learned from the site.
For a extra entry follow my blog.


I received the above products to review and give my honest opinion all opinions are mine.




Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Whats for Supper


We had raviolis carrots with dip baked onions and garlic bread

Sunday, November 13, 2011

KidsPartyWorld review






So you would think a company named KidsPartyWorld would have lots of fun supplies for kids parties.
Well they do they have a large selection everything from Justin Bieber to Dinosaur party supplies.
But what you might not know is that they all so carry a great selection for us big kids stuff  like Hollywood movie party supplies and Casino Party supplies.

I recently got the chance to review some casino and poker party supplies, and when I say some that is what I mean.




 I got a nice selection to review, but the amount of other products in the casino and poker party lines is huge.
Things like
Roulette Set
Casino Platter
Just to name a couple, and the prices are great.


So what did I think of the items I received?
Just look how great they look  





I thought they were very nice.
The colors on everything were very vibrant.
The quality of the items was good.
The plates were not heavy duty but they were not flimsy good for snack foods.
I love the Casino Party Cascade Centerpiece I left it on my table after the card party.

If you are a Alice in Wonderland fan you could use lots of the items  from the casino /card line for a party.






After receiving my items to review I will buy from KidsPartyWorld
The website does not show you how the items really look. So if you are a little hesitant I would say, don't be.
I was very happy with my stuff


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Do you check your bill?

I live pretty far from most stores.
I learned years ago to always check my bill  for mistakes before I leave the store, that way I can take care of them right away.
Other wise I may forget.
I do not usually have problems at most retail stores.
But grocery stores that is another thing. I am always finding mistakes.
Items that are on sale but do not ring up right. Being charged for the wrong fruit etc.
Some store are so bad that I will not shop at them.
Is it just me?
Do you have problems with items ringing up wrong?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

whats for supper

 Darn I keep forgetting to take pictures of supper.
This is what we had the other day.
We had meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy and cauliflower with cheese sauce.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November Food shopping bill

Went food shopping yesterday and spent $120.64
Spent $92.13 on food shopping
Spent $89.88 on food
Spent $92.65 at the grocery store this week