Thursday, March 27, 2014

Become a Seventh Generation Toxin Freedom Fighter

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating”

I was shocked to learn that more than 80,000 chemicals available in the United States have never been fully tested for their toxic effects on our health and environment. Having 2 kids of my own I worry that exposing them to certain chemicals that are not properly tested could put them at greater risk for heath problems such as cancer,alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, asthma and reproductive problems.

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976, and unlike other major environmental laws, has never been updated. As it currently stands, tens of thousands of potentially harmful chemicals continue to be used in the marketplace since the 1970’s without proper testing and without disclosure by the companies that produce them.

 80,000 synthetic chemicals introduced into the market since the Toxic Substances Control Act was passed in 1976, the EPA has required testing on less than 10%.

 We need to take a stand and do something about this! Want to help?

 You can become a Toxin Freedom Fighter by signing Seventh Generation’s petition to urge Congress to reevaluate the Toxic Substances Control Act for the first time since 1976.


Help Seventh Generation  reach its goal of collecting 100,000 Signatures by signing the petition for chemical reform and urging your friends and family to do the same!

 I signed :)  Now its your turn...click on the badge on my side bar!  #FightToxins 

 If 100,000 signatures are collected Seventh Generation will deliver them to congress on April 30, 2014!


 You can watch what chemicals you expose you and your family to by using plant derived cleaning products with bio based ingredients. Seventh Generation makes all sorts of these products including All purpose cleaners, free and clear detergent and dishwashing liquid, glass cleaner, even chlorine free bleach. They also offer baby diapers and baby care items, Health and Beauty and other household items.

We are big fans of the all purpose cleaner and glass cleaner. I use the all purpose cleaner for just about everything from sinks to the stove to my counter tops. It cleans really well and its nice knowing I am not exposing myself and my family to toxic chemicals. Also Seventh Generation cleaners are not expensive and can be purchased at many major retailers and online. Recently they added unbleached 100% recycled bath tissue and I am super excited to try it. I have tried their paper towel and facial tissue. We currently use them in our house and are very happy with them. 

If your looking to reduce the toxic chemicals in your house check out www.seventhgeneration.com to learn more about their plant derived bio-based ingredient cleaners!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Yummy Gluten-Free Veggie Muffins from Garden Lites

" I was sent samples of the Garden Lites veggie muffins. All opinions are my own "

I always try to eat healthier and feed my family healthier as well. Every time I see a healthier option I have to try it. Recently, I discovered Gluten-Free Veggie Muffins from Garden Lites and my family and I love them.



About Garden Lites:

All varieties of Garden Lites Veggie Muffins™ are gluten-free, vegetarian, low in calories, high in fiber and Kosher Parve.  Individually wrapped, these 2 ounce muffins offer convenient portability, and heat up in the microwave in only 35 seconds.  They can also be enjoyed at room temperature which is especially great for on-the-go snacking.  Stores nationwide are now carrying Veggie Muffins™ which are available in 5 great and guilt-free flavors:
  • Veggie Blueberry Oat Muffins are filling and flavorful due to the combination of oats and sweet blueberries.
  • Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Veggie Muffins are the perfect blend of delicious vegetables, sweet banana and chocolate chips.
  • Zucchini Chocolate Veggie Muffins are made with fresh veggies and the finest chocolate.
  • Carrot Berry Veggie Muffins are made with fresh veggies and three different berries.
  • Golden Corn Veggie Muffins are chock-full of sweet corn every corn muffin lover will enjoy.





My favorites are the Veggie Blueberry Oat and the Carrot Berry. My kids love the Zucchini Chocolate Veggie. They are perfect for snack time or to throw in my purse while on the go. You can't even tell they are packed with so many veggies. They taste excellent but are healthy. A win win. We give them 5 stars! 


 Veggie Muffins are made of 1/3 fresh vegetables and come in a box of 4 with an SRP of $3.99.  They can be found in the frozen section of stores nationwide, including: Target, Publix, Foodtown, Wegmans, Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, Costco, Fresh Market, Martindales, and more! For more information, and a full list of retailers, on Garden Lites products, visit http://www.garden-lites.com/ and be sure to “Like” on Facebook and Follow on Twitter!

Yummy Gluten-Free Veggie Muffins from Garden Lites

" I was sent samples of the Garden Lites veggie muffins. All opinions are my own "

I always try to eat healthier and feed my family healthier as well. Every time I see a healthier option I have to try it. Recently, I discovered Gluten-Free Veggie Muffins from Garden Lites and my family and I love them.



About Garden Lites:

All varieties of Garden Lites Veggie Muffins™ are gluten-free, vegetarian, low in calories, high in fiber and Kosher Parve.  Individually wrapped, these 2 ounce muffins offer convenient portability, and heat up in the microwave in only 35 seconds.  They can also be enjoyed at room temperature which is especially great for on-the-go snacking.  Stores nationwide are now carrying Veggie Muffins™ which are available in 5 great and guilt-free flavors:
  • Veggie Blueberry Oat Muffins are filling and flavorful due to the combination of oats and sweet blueberries.
  • Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Veggie Muffins are the perfect blend of delicious vegetables, sweet banana and chocolate chips.
  • Zucchini Chocolate Veggie Muffins are made with fresh veggies and the finest chocolate.
  • Carrot Berry Veggie Muffins are made with fresh veggies and three different berries.
  • Golden Corn Veggie Muffins are chock-full of sweet corn every corn muffin lover will enjoy.





My favorites are the Veggie Blueberry Oat and the Carrot Berry. My kids love the Zucchini Chocolate Veggie. They are perfect for snack time or to throw in my purse while on the go. You can't even tell they are packed with so many veggies. They taste excellent but are healthy. A win win. We give them 5 stars! 


 Veggie Muffins are made of 1/3 fresh vegetables and come in a box of 4 with an SRP of $3.99.  They can be found in the frozen section of stores nationwide, including: Target, Publix, Foodtown, Wegmans, Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, Costco, Fresh Market, Martindales, and more! For more information, and a full list of retailers, on Garden Lites products, visit http://www.garden-lites.com/ and be sure to “Like” on Facebook and Follow on Twitter!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Attipas shoes review

"I was sent a pair of shoes for review. All opinions are my own."

I wanted to introduce you to a neat new shoe on the market that helps mimic barefeet so children can learn to walk. 



Attipas loosely translates to “precious steps”, and that is exactly what we want babies to do when they put on a pair of Attipas, take those first precious steps and take off running! Studies show that as our children are learning to walk it’s best to be barefoot as much as possible. At Attipas, we have taken these studies and built a shoe that allows for movement that mimics being barefoot, while providing protection to each precious piggy. At Attipas we also strive to be fashion forward with an array of colors, patterns and designs to match any outfit or attitude.


Attipas toddler shoes are based on 7 years of kinetic and physio-dynamic research of toddlers walking, these unique non slip shoes ergonomically support a infants first steps and thereafter. With university, industry and educational cooperation, we are proud to introduce these internationally patented toddler shoes to the market. Attipas shoes are The Fun of Learning to Walk.
The five key benefits include:
  • (1) Convenience - Durable, non-slip, machine washable, fast drying.
  • (2) Breathable:  Perforated sole releases heat and moisture for added comfort.
  • (3) Large Toe Box:  Free toe movement for improved cognitive & motor development.
  • (4) Safe:  Built with non toxic safety tested materials.
  • (5) Lightweight & Flexible: Super lightweight, just like wearing socks! 




Jacey was sent a pair and we both really like these shoes. They are very lightweight and breathable. I can tell Jacey doesn't even notice they are on her feet. The bottoms are flexible and the tops are made of a soft cloth like material.  The only issue I could see is that they could snag or wear down over many washings. I think they are a neat little shoe plus the come in a variety of colors to match many different outfits. 


If your interested in trying a pair for yourself they retail for between 24 and 29 dollars a pair. 

 you can get a discount by using the  Attipas Discount Code: ethrtnphot

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Huggies Slip-Ons...Awesome diapers for my active 18 month old

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation.” 


 If your baby is standing,  stop changing and start dressing them with HUGGIES®
Little  Movers Slip-On® Diapers. An outstanding fit for your standing baby. As baby's start to get active its seems harder and harder to get them to sit still while changing diapers which makes it both frustrating for parent and baby. 

My daughter is quite the squirmer. It was very difficult to change her diaper the last 4 months until I discovered little movers slip-on diapers from Huggies.  Quick on and off have made diaper changing so much easier. Happy baby and happy mommy equals a win win. Plus, more time to enjoy the day less time changing dirty diapers.  

These diapers are made with stretchy sides that require no adjustments like traditional diapers do. They slip on and off so easily and don't leave any of those red marks other diaper do. 

Plus they have easy open sides and grip tabs to make removal and rolling up the diaper for disposal 
simple and easy. Just pull open the sides, roll up and use the grip tabs to secure, toss and your all done.  I wish I would have discovered little movers slip-on diapers sooner. 

And I know the next question is what about leaks won't a stretchy diaper leak.  NOPE,
Huggies has you covered with their trusted Leak Lock® Protection.  The diaper absorbs-away layers and long-lasting core lock in wetness and keeps baby dry. We have been through 2 boxes and haven't had a leak yet! 

Check out how great they fit my daughter 


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As you can see the diaper fits securely and stretches around her legs to accommodate her movements but is not tight enough to leave any marks. She is very comfortable and can move confidently and freely. I am very confident because I know while she is climbing and running all over they will hold any mess she makes. 

Want to try them? 

Save $1 on any one package of Huggies Slip-On Diapers or if you share a link to it with three friends, you can save $1.50 on any Huggies Slip-On diapers.  

www.huggies.com/firstfit

Huggies slip-on's get five stars from me. A must try! Just be prepared to toss all your old diapers :)


Sunday, March 2, 2014

A great breakfast for moms and dads on the go..New Nutri Grain Fruit and Oat Harvest cereal bars

“I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Nutri-Grain. I received product samples and promotional item to thank me for participating.”

My husband has to be out the door at 6:30 am with an hour drive time to get to work and many days the weather is especially bad or he is running late and skips breakfast.

There are also many days I have to be leaving soon after him for my 2 kids doctors appointments, errands, etc. It takes quite a chunk of time to pack up the kids and get them ready to go. Shane has to be up dressed and ready for the bus and Jacey is still in diapers and need help eating her breakfast. Sometimes getting the kids ready, packed up and out the door takes longer than expected and I have to skip breakfast. It makes it really hard on me to get though the day without a good breakfast.


I was so excited to discover the perfect solution for both my husband and myself.
Kellogg's new Nutri Grain Fruit and Oat Harvest cereal bars.



Nutri-Grain® Fruit & Oat Harvest cereal bars are available in Country Strawberry and Blueberry Bliss. Each bar contains 4 grams of protein and a hearty combination of real fruit and whole grains. The perfect on the go breakfast for busy Mom's, Dad's and adults on the go.

 Kellogg got it right on with these cereal bars. They are so good. The Blueberry Bliss is my favorite but I really enjoy the Country Strawberry as well.



These bars are soft and moist with the perfect amount of fruit on top for a nice flavor. Plus the 4 grams of protein help me feel energized and get through the morning.

Hubby like both flavors equally. He says they are perfect to eat in the car on the way to work and help him not feel hungry before lunchtime.




From now on you will always find several boxes of these in my pantry as they are both hubby and I's go to breakfast when we are having our busy, running late kind of mornings. Some other things that help me get through my day are drinking plenty of water and getting as much ready/planned the night before.

Nutri Grain Fruit and Oat Harvest cereal bars are available at most retailers are sold in boxes of five for a suggested retail price of $3.59


Learn more about Nutri-Grain® Fruit & Oat Harvest cereal bars at www.facebook.com/NutriGrain