Friday, December 30, 2011

Last Night I Drank Veggie Tea

I steamed broccoli. I usually water the plants with the water. Instead I added tea and drank it myself. More broccoli and liquid for me. It really didn't taste too bad with tea added!

Jason - Every Natural Care

I have to say that my New Years Resolution is to read labels on bath products more! That is one are I've been horrible with! They have less FDA regulations then food. We put on all kinds of chemicals on our skin! I had a big wake up call when I had an allergic reaction to Methosulphate, which was in one of our lotions. Hives covered my already damaged leg. I also have a big old bruise.

I read online that some people that are allergic to Sulpha are allergic to Methosulphate. Then other places I found no relation at all. Who knows, but I don't want to be putting that crap on my skin anymore! My kids could be sensitive towards it to. I'm trying to be careful.

I've been using Tropical Traditions Lotions and Jason's products.

New Age Mama is giving away a holiday pack of Jason's on their site! 

Wholesome Snacks

My sons most certainly have a sweet tooth. I try and make them thing with coconut oil and whole wheat flour. Sometime I just have to tell them, "Nope you can't have a sweet treat, pick something out of the veggie drawer in the fridge."

One store that makes semi-healthy snacks is Laura's Wholesome Junk Food. I have to say that I'd love to try these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bite-lettes:

New Age Mama is giving away: two 7oz tubs of Cranberry Breakfast Bite-lettes™, their newest flavor, Retail Value $12.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Land O' Lakes

I love Land O' Lakes! They have good eggs that are all-natural. It's super important to me what type of eggs I buy. I never really knew the difference, but the all-natural, brown eggs are not as high in cholesterol.

Mom Spotted is giving away a coupon for Land O' Lakes and a $50 Visa Gift Card! WOO HOO!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Lotion I Can Trust

Since I had my allergic reaction (with hives covering my legs) last week. I've been on the lookout for all natural lotion. Methosulphate is a bad ingredient! I saw online that many people who are allergic to Sulfa are allergic to this ingredient as well.

I'm in luck! Life in the Lost World is giving away this all natural moisturizer by Made From Earth.


Do You Like Things Handmade?

I do! I miss handmade products!

There is a giveaway going on at Life in the Lost World. One winner will get a handmade table cloth from Dolma Fair Trade.

I happen to like this one:

Scary Truth

I just had a really bad allergic reaction to Methosulphate. It was in a lotion I was using. I had hives all over my legs from lotion!

I ran across this YouTube video:

Monday, December 5, 2011

Boogie Board

Do you ever go to the store and forget to get something? I sometimes feel like I should have an ongoing list! Something to jot down notes at all times. I'm an artist, so my notes have doodles on them. New Age Mama is giving away this modern day note pad called, " Boogie Board."

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sweet Potato Soup

I love the taste of this soup!

Combine over medium heat:
  • Coconut Oil
  • 1 medium to large chopped onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
Sauté for 1 minute.

  • 2 uncooked and chopped sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 6 cups chicken broth
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are tender. Roughly 30 minutes.

  • Take 1/2 the soup and blend in a blender. Start out slow!  
  • Dump the soup in another container. Blend the rest of the soup. Pour the rest of the soup in the same container as the first batch.
Stir in:
Stir until they melt. Serve hot.

It is so good!!!!

Recipe Rock

This product is something I've never seen before. It looks really handy! It's for recipes. I make most of my own food. This recipe rock holds your cards up for you. Not only that, but it has a magnet on it; you can attach it to your refrigerator. I spill a lot, so it sounds handy to me!

Go Graham Go is hosting a giveaway, so go there to enter to win one! 

Monday, November 14, 2011


Not only am I trying to be healthier in what I eat, I'm trying to be healthier in how I store my food. Many plastic containers are not BPA free!

Glass containers are the best. They still can be microwaved. The only sucky thing is, is that they are heavier then plastic.

My Wee View is giving away a set of glass storage containers from Rubbermaid. *I love the red lids!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Keeping it Safe

A Giveaway Addicted Mommy is giving away a pink safe by: SentrySafe. I'd love to win one because our box of important papers is getting oh so full.

Do You Like Scarves?

I do, especially handmade ones! My sister made me one years ago, and I wear it often!

New Age Mama is giving one away from Dolma - Fair Trade * Handmade.

I like this one:

Roma Boot in the Color I Love!

I love boots and own none! I'd love to have these boots by Roma:

I love that color! New Age Mama is giving away a pair! SWEET!

Hubby and I Need to Relax

I noticed that we've been up tight a bit! I think it has to do with: A) I've been busy at work. B) He's been working on many projects at once. C) Kids (horse play and sound effects). D) My nephew has been in the hospital and really sick. I hate when my family members are hurting and sad!

I'd love to win this relaxation kit from Topricin. New Age Mama is giving one away!


I really like these earrings from Bottlehood! They are just so different!

New Age Mama is giving away a $30 GC to Bottlehood. How I'd love to win!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Go Graham Go! is giving away one $100 GC and two $50 GC to Gallery Direct. They have some amazing art prints! I hope I'm one of the winners.

If I am I may choose something Mexican for our kitchen, or something for our bedroom. If only they had some Picasso prints. He's one of my favorite fine artists!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Good Juice

Each weekend I experiment with making juice with our juicer. I've been trying out cranberries. Except I didn't want to add white sugar. That's hard to do when it comes to cranberries.

The perfect concoction for a family of 4 {2 young boys and two adults}:
*What you need is a juicer, I use a glass 4 cup measuring cup and a spoon to stir.
  • 4 medium apples
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • Enough water to fill up the mix to 4 cups

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Uncommon Goods is One of My Favorite Online Stores!

I love that they have artist made products. Many of them are recycled! I also like that they have things for every age and sex. Here are socks for me, a wooden tie for Daddy and a robot dino for the kids:

Jumpin' Beans is hosting a great giveaway for Uncommon Goods. A $50 GC will be given away!

Kelly Moore - Stylish Camera Bags

One thing I do not have is a good camera bag for my digital camera. I'd love one of these bags by Kelly Moore:
My Organized Chaos is giving one away! Kelly Moore ~ Stylish Camera Bags are way more then what I would pay, but they are so cool and have a lot of room in them.

Monday, October 31, 2011

I Need a New Coat

I really like this coat by Lands End:

Jolly Mom is giving one of these coats:

· Women’s Diamond Down Parka (407736)
· Boys/Girls Squall Parka (393170/392079)
· Men’s Down Jacket (404311)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Buying Organic

I'm into buying things organic when I'm able.

I'd love to try out this flour by Bob's Red Mill. Life in the Lost World is having a giveaway for 3 readers to win a bag. This would so help out with Christmas baking! I plan on making bread or other goody presents for my son's teachers.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I'd Love a Food Processor That Works!

I bought a cheap one that is crap. I really would like one that works! This one sold at ATG Stores has inner changeable blades!

I want, I want! Crazy House is giving away a $100 GC to this store! Woo Hoo!

Monday, October 17, 2011

DownEast Basics

Natural Mama is hosting a sweet giveaway for one winner to win a their select item from DownEast Basics.

I Want a Pair of Boots!

I actually like shoveling. There are certain things that help:

  • Having a good pair of boots, which I've had none my entire adulthood.
  • It helps to have had no cars drive on the snow before it's shoveled! Trying to shovel packed down snow stinks!
  • It's nice when it's not so piled up! We had one winter that was really bad. There was no place to put the snow! 
  • Hot chocolate, coffee or honey and tea after the shoveling event is nice! :)
Natural Baby Goods is giving away a $55 value of shoes to Nomad! I'd spend it on boots!

In particular I like these:

Friday, September 30, 2011


One thing that I'd like to do more, is to video tape my kids more.

Two of a Kind Working on a Full House is hosting a giveaway for 4 winners to win a DXG Luxe 1080p Slim HD Camcorder

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Do You Shop at Whole Foods?

I do, but not on a regular basis. I do love the place!

A Giveaway Addicted Mommy is hosting a great giveaway! One entry will win the following:

A $40 gift card to Whole Foods:
Almond Fresh Almond Milk  (WHICH WE LOVE!):

Ryza Rice Milk:

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Blueberry Banana Tofu Smoothies

Maybe it's bad, but I didn't tell my husband that Tofu was in his smoothie until he tried it. He doesn't usually like tofu. This time he liked it, so I told him. I wanted something that had a lot of good things in it because our son Isaak has been on a feeding, drinking strike. He's had a slight fever for two days and has been pretty moody.

**I thought about adding probiotics to Isaak's smoothie since he's been under the weather. I didn't because he hasn't been drinking much. I thought that he may not finish his. As it turns out, he didn't finish it. I'm going to add that usually Isaak's a good eater. He really just doesn't feel good.


  • Drain the soft tofu to remove excess water.
  • You can use fresh fruit, but it will make the smoothie more runny.
  • Blend the banana, tofu and milk for 30 seconds. 
  • Add the frozen blueberries, honey and ice cubes and process until smooth. 


I have drank Emergen-C for a long time. I think I started drinking them when I was in high school, which was prior to 1994.  I drink them when I'm feeling low in energy. It's just full of vitamins. I love that the powder can be drank warm or cool. When I have a cold I just don't feel like drinking just water. By drinking Emergen-C, you have to add water. I know I'm getting extra fluids that my body needs.

A Giveaway Mommy is hosting a giveaway for Emergen-C. One reader will win boxes of all 3 flavors they sell for kids!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Peanut, Peanut Butter!

Breakfast at our house is a lot of the time natural peanut butter on toast with a side of plain yogurt with mixed in fruit.

Life in the Lost World is hosting  a giveaway for Sunland Natural Peanut Butter. They are giving away a prize pack! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

I Want a New Mini Food Processor

Ours is pretty bad. I want a new one. ATG has one I like! I use it to grind up nuts, oatmeal, veggies, fruit, bread crumbs and more.

Oster FPSTFP4600-000 Cup Pro Food Processor

Trying to Keep Calm is hosting a giveaway for one winner to win a $100 GC!

Going Out to Eat? How to Make it Healthier.

Who doesn't like Olive Garden? I love it!

Tips to make your experience healthier:

  • Have them keep the dressing on the side. 
  • Split a meal. I often times eat 1/2 a meal. Then I save the other 1/2 for lunch the next day. I could split the meal with my husband, but he's not watching what he eats.
  • Don't eat so many bread sticks!
Trying to Stay Calm is hosting a giveaway for one winner to win a $25 GC to Olive Garden! YUMMY!

Off With Your Head!

I'd love to win a $50 GC to! They are giving one away at Trying to Stay Calm.

What I'd get:
It would be so fun to say, "Off with your head!" to my students all day long!

Lavish and Lime

I most certainly lavish over most the things this company sells!

Just a few things I think are cool:

I heart basil and popsicles. Not together of course.

My husband tried his own hydroponic grow system and the plant didn't make it. It could have just been a bad plant. I've love to try it again.

I've been making popsicles like crazy this summer. If we have extra juice from the juicer they go right into popsicles. My molds aren't BPA free, and the ones at Lavish and Lime are.

Natural Mama is giving away a $25 GC to Lavish and Lime. My biggest problem if I win, is to choose what to get.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Environmental Videos That are Interesting

American Express

Jolly Mom has a $100 American Express gift card giveaway going on right now! I want to win this one!

I'd buy something for the house! I need paint!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Getting Out of the House

I love getting out of the house. It's just that 2 little things make it hard to travel: My son's Mica and Isaak. They won't sleep in the car. They are very much all boy!

I do resort to a DVD player during these times. We don't watch a lot of TV at home. So it's nice to have a something for them to watch in the car.

Go Graham Go! is giving away a Sony Portable Blu-ray Disc Player! We're in the stone ages with technology in some regards. We have no cable or NetFlix. When I tell some people this they look at me like I'm nuts!


Want a healthier snacking alternative to chips?


I'm always looking for different snacks for my kids. I want them to have variety! Sometimes they get raw veggies, fresh fruit, bunny crackers, hummus and pretzel chips. Variety is the spice of life!

Popchips are all-natural “popped” chips are made from wholesome potatoes, with a hint of natural seasonings.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tea Forte

I think this is so cool!
It's a tea brewing system by Tea Forte. New Age Mama is giving one away along with a sampler pack of tea!

Gluten Free Crackers

New Age Mama is giving away two bags of each of the Cheese Ups --Classic, Parmesan and Smoked Cheese from Wellaby's. I'm super excited to try their snacks out!

Avocado's I Like!

I never liked avocado's as a  kid, but they are yummy now. They are super good for you.

New Age Mama is giving away a serving ladle and avocado pro from Healthy Steps.

What are some of your healthy tips? One of mine is replacing sour cream with plain yogurt and a splash of lemon juice. It tastes just about the same.

Monday, July 25, 2011

I Saw These and Like Them

These are certainly nothing I need, I just like them:

The illustrations are so cool! Images are found at Talisman Designs. We've be using wood over plastic a lot!