Apr 01

Grow Your Garden Giveaway

 

Welcome to the first ever Grow Your Garden Giveaway event!

We have many amazing sponsors and co-hosts who have teamed up to bring you an awesome gardening-related prize pack worth over $535! The prizes include a variety of gardening tools, planters, outdoor decor & more!Follow along with hashtag #GYG

Event Promoter & Coordinator

 Social Exposure PR
 

Host

So Simply Stephanie
 
 

Co-Hosts

Deliciously Savvy | A Spectacled Owl 
 Michigan Saving and More
LivingWithBeth.Com | Red Headed Patti
 

Sponsors

SimGar |  Plantopia | Green Heron Tools | NOVICA
Zulily | The Gutter Wedge | EcoTurf | Frux Home & Yard
ApronsNBows | LifeWell Technologies | The GrowBox
 

Prizes

 


 SimGar UNO Container Garden System  – ARV $99.99
The SimGar UNO Container Garden System is a new gardening idea that has redesigned the traditional gardening method of container and box gardens. The UNO is designed to grow fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and plants of all kinds up to 2 times faster than traditional container boxes. The patent-pending design automatically provides water and nutrients to ensure healthy plants and high yields while allowing you more time to do the things you enjoy most! Dimensions: 38x26x13 inches. Plus, it’s currently on sale for only $79.99!
 

 

Hanging planters

 

Set of 4 Plantopia Round Hanging Baskets – ARV $69.99
Pop it, plant it, hang it. Plantopia is the ultimate hanging basket. Grow from the sides and top with the unique snap in/out side panels. Create professional arrangements at home. With the Plantopia system create the largest display on the block. Grow flowers, herbs, tomatoes. Create a salsa basket with jalapenos and cilantro on the top and grow tomatoes from the sides or create a caprese salad basket with basil plants on the top with tomatoes out the sides. Plantopia includes simple visual instructions and a durable hanging chain, for use year after year. Made from 100% polypropylene. Endless possibilities, year after year.
 
 
Green Heron Tools

 

HERShovel from Green Heron Tools – ARV $64.99
The HERShovel is a shovel-spade hybrid designed scientifically and specifically for women. The HERgonomic {ergonomic for Her} design allows for maximum comfort, efficiency, safety, and ease of use. The HERShovel is available in three sizes based on the user’s height to ensure the perfect fit for Her! 
 
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 NOVICA $50 Gift Card – ARV $50
NOVICA unites talented artisans from India, Africa, Central America, Asia and so many other places all over the world, who create a wide variety of products ranging from fair trade jewelry to home décor and unique gifts. Not only do you purchase a product, but you can learn about the lives of each artisan who is creating your treasure and support their passion.You can learn more about our mission to support global artisans here.” However, if you have had first hand experience with NOVICA we always feel it’s most powerful for customers to talk about their own experiences with the brand.
 
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 Zulily $50 Gift Card ARV $50
Zulily has thousands of home & garden items, decor, apparel and a variety of other products featuring your favorite brands, themes and designs. With daily deals up to 70% off, you are sure to find your favorite home and garden decor, tools and more for your outdoor adventures. 
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 EcoTurf Ecoduty Degradable Stakes 6″ 250 ct ARV $36.99

Easily secure landscape fabrics, erosion control blankets, turf, sod and more with the Ecoduty 6 in. contractor grade stake and Ecostaker Installation Tool. kit contains 250 stakes and one Ecostaker headpiece. Made in the USA from 100% recycled materials, this degradable stake has superior holding power to metal staples, is safer for the consumer and better for the environment. Product will breakdown in approximately 36 months and then biodegrade into all-natural byproducts. Ecostaker headpiece fits into any standard broom handle. Insert stake into the tool, push into the ground and rock forward to release the stake.

 

 The Wedge Gutter Cleaning Kit – 2 Kits ARV $43

The Wedge Gutter Cleaning Kit contains four downspout Wedge screens and one Gutter Scoop to tackle any gutter cleaning job. Easily and safely remove debris from your gutters using the Gutter Scoop and then install the four Wedge downspout screens to prevent debris from building up, keeping gutters free flowing and preventing costly home repairs. {Each kit includes 4 wedges and 1 scoop. Prize is for 2 kits for a total of 8 wedges and 2 scoops.}

 

 Frux Home & Yard LED Flameless Votives ARV $25

After a long day of working in the garden and flowerbeds, relax on the front porch with a calming glow from the Frux Home & Yard LED Candles. This set includes 24 flameless candles and 3 different sets of decorative wrappers. Worry free in the home and ideal around children and pets. Perfect for tents, sleepovers, candle dinners, lighting under plants or heat sensitive items, weddings, parties, gardens, patios, decks, paper luminary bags and lanterns, kids projects, centerpieces, displays and more!

 
 ApronsNBows Gardening Apron ARV $25
Test out your green thumb with one of these beautiful, handcrafted aprons from the ApronsNBows Etsy Shop. Choose from a variety of colors, prints and styles. Aprons feature designer fabric and are treated with Scotchguard Protector to make clean-up a breeze! Who says you can’t look cute while getting dirty?

 

 

 LifeWell Technologies Garden Tool Sets – 2 Sets ARV $50

LifeWell Technologies Gardening Tool Sets are not only made of quality materials to last a lifetime but, they also feature an ergonomical design for comfort. These gardening tools are made of cast-aluminum and are rust-resistant, easy to clean and durable enough for a lifetime of usage. The ergonomical design reduces hand and arm fatigue for added comfort and the ability to use for longer periods of time. The bright handles were also creatively designed to make them easy to spot in the yard and garden. Each set contains a garden trowel, transplanter with measurements stamped in the spade for planting and transplanting bulbs, seeds and similar plants, and a cultivator for weeding and breaking ground in pots, beds and small areas. {Each set retails for $25. Winner will receive two sets.}

 

 

 The GrowBox ARV $30

The GrowBox is a cleverly designed container perfect for a variety of gardening fruits and veggies such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions, herbs, berries and even flowers. The GrowBox waters, weeds and feeds your plants to ensure beautiful, healthy-grown plants that create high yields and take up minimal space. Great for seniors and kids and, perfect for the backyard, porch, patio and other gardening areas, small or large. Measures 28″ long by 14″ wide and 12″ high.

Giveaway

One lucky winner will win each of the products listed above! 
Total ARV $535+
Giveaway Ends April 24th, 2015, at 11:59 pm CST. 
 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN!Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
By Entering the Giveaway you agree to the Terms & Conditions listed on the Giveaway Tool. 
Open to US Residents of legal age. VOID Where Prohibited!
Facebook, Twitter & other social media sites are not affiliated with this giveaway in anyway. Each sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment.This post may contain affiliate links for event statistics & tracking purposes.
 

For more information regarding this giveaway or to have your product featured with a giveaway, product review or other promotional event or, if you are social influencer interested in networking with our brands,  please visit Social Exposure PR or send inquiries to socialexposurepr@gmail.com.

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Mar 31

Gluten Free Options at Choza Taqueria // Gotham West Market, Hell’s Kitchen NYC

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With four Manhattan locations, Choza Taqueria brings the flavors of Mexico’s roadside cuisine to New York City.

With an obsessive focus on flavor, authenticity, nutrition and accessibility, Choza Taqueria is a taco destination you will want to visit.

Chef Akhtar Nawab has taken the authentic and vibrant flavors of Mexico, and elevated them to suit the ever- evolving, discerning, collective palate of New York City. They source locally, cook honestly, and aim to please.

Northern Mexico, known for its rich ranch culture, is a grilling mecca. The region’s distinct cuisine is a result of the amalgam of indigenous and Colonial culinary traditions, and infuses flavors ranging from the ranch to the beach. At Choza Taqueria, they take traditional cooking and make it fast, flavorful and full of choices for customers. Whether it’s Carnitas or Carne Asada, each dish has suggested sauces and toppings, but feel free to order your meal just the way you want it.

All of the main dishes are gluten free except the burritos.

  • Tamales – chicken, beef, pork, or cheese. ($3.45)

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  • Bowls – black beans, rice, fresh pico with cilantro. ($8.73)
  • Tortas – Telera roll, black bean paste, lettuce, cheese, chili cream, salsa, guacamole. ($8.73)
  • Tostadas – Crispy corn tortilla with black bean paste, lettuce, salsa, queso fresco. ($3.22)
  • Salads – Romain Hearts, beans, corn salsa, pico with lime chili vinaigrette. ($8.96)
  • Tacos – 3 double corn wrapped tortillas with fresh cilantro ($8.04)

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Breakfast is also available, and gluten free options include: baked eggs, tamales & poached eggs, tacos, and tortas.

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Mar 30

Improve Your Health & Well-Being with Mia Mariu New Therapeutic Essential Oils // Review & Giveaway

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Restore harmony in mind and body… Unleash the healing power of 100% organic therapeutic essential oils! Packed with pure botanical essences, these organic oils provide amazing psychological and physical therapeutic benefits.

Essential Oil therapy is a common form of alternative medicine that has been used for thousands of years to effectively affect a person’s mood or health. Essential oils can immediately penetrate the skin and cell membranes and actually diffuse throughout the blood and tissues instantly in a matter of seconds.

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I Feel Good Essential Oil by Mia Mariu supports your immune system for good health! I Feel Good supports overall respiratory health, provides relief from colds, flu, fever, sore throat, and bronchial distress, soothes sore muscles and achy joints, and promotes good digestion.

The proprietary blend is 100% organic, and features eucalyptus, Bay Laurel, lemon, peppermint organic essential oils.

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I Feel Good Essential Oil Key Ingredients:
 
Eucalyptus – has many beneficial compounds and is a key ingredient in cough, throat medicines and chest ointments.  It assists with clear breathing and soothes tired, sore muscles.
 
Bay Laurel – Laurus nobilis has a spicy scent similar to the bay leaves used in cooking.  It has an uplifting, calming, and grounding effect on the senses. 
 
Peppermint – provides a myriad of health benefits.  It promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing, alleviates stomach upset, and frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health.

To use

Apply on pulse points—wrists, temples and back of neck— with circular motions. Massage any area of the body where you have aches, pain or discomfort. Inhale the oils whenever possible to maximize therapeutic effect.

Mia Mariu I Feel Good Essential Oil sells for $40 and can be purchased online.

Mia Mariu has graciously offered to give one lucky reader the chance to win a 2 oz. bottle of I Feel Good Essential Oil. To enter, simply click on the rafflecopter below.

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This giveaway will end on April 7, 2015 at 11:59pm. Open to U.S. residents only.

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review. 

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Mar 27

New Gluten Free, Bold-Tasting Burritos from Artisan Bistro

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Who doesn’t love a good burrito?  I’m excited to introduce you to the new gluten free frozen Burritos from Artisan Bistro, creator of organic and gluten free frozen breakfasts, entrées, burritos, bowls and bakes. With gluten free food up 63% since 2012 according to Mintel Group, and restaurant-quality frozen foods on the rise, the new Burritos make for a delicious, healthy and easy-to-cook meal option. Not to mention March is frozen food month so this comes at a perfect time!

“Many people are busy and barely finding time to eat on-the-run, so hand-held meal options have become wildly popular,” said Leo Griffin, Chief Executive Officer of Artisan Bistro Foods, Inc. “To create our Burritos, we took one of the nation’s favorite convenience foods and gave it our signature artisan upgrade with bold spices, clean proteins, and organic whole grains and vegetables that consumers can feel good about eating and feeding their families.”

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Artisan Bistro burritos are made with a savory blend of high-quality ingredients including sustainable proteins, organic vegetables, grains and spices all wrapped in a one-of-a-kind gluten free, organic tortilla, Artisan Bistro Burritos are a tasty hand-held meal option crafted with bold flavors. Each Burrito contains at least 70 percent organic ingredients and has between 11-14 grams of protein, are non-GMO and include sustainable-caught wild Alaskan salmon, free-range chicken and premium organic vegetables, not to mention a variety of organic whole grains and legumes, including quinoa, lentils and garbanzo beans. 

Flavors include:

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The Meatless Carnitas & Salsa Verde was my favorite. I think it had the most flavor. The Beef, Jack Cheese & Ancho Chili Chicken Tinga & Chipotle Meatless Carnitas & Salsa Verde all had delicious flavor and a nice big kick to them, so make sure you have a glass of water close by when you are eating any of these burritos. 

I didn’t like the Salmon Poblano burrito, I thought it had a very fishy-flavor. 

If you want to mix it up with your meals and have stress-free options available in your freezer for you to grab and eat quickly, you will love these delicious Artisan Bistro meals. Give yourself a night off from cooking every once in awhile, and still give your family something healthy to eat!

Artisan Bistro products can be found at health food stores and markets throughout NYC (including Westerly Natural Market, Health Smart, Health Nuts, and Health and Harmony, to name a few), as well as national grocery chains such as Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, Shop Rite, Shaw’s, Hannfords, and Targets throughout the country. The Burritos have been available since January, and have a suggested retail price of $3.79. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.   

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Mar 26

Tandoor Chef offers 15 gluten free frozen Indian meals & appetizers

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Wrapping up the month of March, which is National Frozen Food Month, I want to share with you a few new frozen foods I’ve tried this month, starting with Tandoor Chef. 

Tandoor Chef, produced by Deep Foods, is a second-generation family owned and operated leading manufacturer of restaurant quality, all natural frozen Indian meals.

Tandoor Chef offers 15 gluten free entrée and appetizer options! With their authentic Indian spices and flavors, and wide selection, you won’t have to sacrifice the robust flavors you love.

Gluten Free options include:

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I tried the Chicken Biryani and Chicken Pad Thai. Both meals were restaurant quality. The Biryani was actually better than the take out I had last week. The aromas and smells that filled the kitchen as I was microwaving my meals were unreal. It smelled just like fresh, flavorful Indian food should smell. 

Overall I really enjoyed the flavors of both meals; the meat was tender and moist and the noodles and rice were cooked to perfection. You really would never know this was a microwaved frozen dish. My only complaint was the amount of sodium. With sodium levels of more than 800mg per meal it was a little too much for me. I got a few bites that were just way too salty. Tandoor Chef does offer “low sodium” meals with about 500mg, which is not low by my standards but much better and more tolerable.

The other con is some of the meals are somewhat high in calories and carbs, such as the Chicken Pad Thai. But there are a handful of meals 350 calories and less.

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Chicken Pad Thai Nutritional Information

In the manufacturing of gluten free products, Tandoor Chef is careful to guarantee that they meet the necessary standards. They send products out to a certified lab on a regular basis to validate the claims are accurate.

 Did you know that Tandoor Chef also offers a wide variety of both vegetarian and vegan meals? Tandoor Chef offers 11 vegetarian meals and 6 vegan options. 

Tandoor Chef meals are available major retailers across the United States and Canada. In New York City, you can find them at Whole Foods, Westerly Natural Market, Health Food & Vitamin City, Health Nuts, and so many more. For a complete list of store locations click here.

You can even buy Tandoor Chef meals online via Amazon! At my local store, meals ranged from $3.99-$5.99 but when you buy on Amazon (cases of 8 or 12) the price is a little better.

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review. 


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Mar 25

KIND® EXPANDS KIND HEALTHY GRAINS® BARS LINE by adding 5 new flavors

Last month KIND Healthy Snacks announced the expansion of its popular KIND Healthy Grains® Bars line with the addition of two new sub-ranges and a new flavor offering: KIND Healthy Grains Popped bars, KIND Healthy Grains Bars – made with coffee, and KIND Healthy Grains Peanut Butter Berry bars. As with the original five flavors, all have a foundation of super grains that provide a perfectly chewy and crunchy texture.

All KIND Healthy Grains bars are made with the highest quality ingredients, including a foundation of five super grains –gluten free oats, millet, quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat –which provide at least 18g of whole grains per bar.

Popped Bars

Adding to the line’s original foundation of five super grains, KIND Healthy Grains Popped bars now include a sixth super grain, sorghum, which is popped to toasty perfection. This new line offers a super grain twist on two popcorn favorites with Popped Salted Caramel and Popped Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt.

KHGBar_Box+Bars_Popped_PortfolioKIND Healthy Grains Popped bars have a very unique taste and texture reminiscent of fresh popcorn, thanks to the addition of popped sorghum. Combined with sweet and salty flavors, this is wholesome snack that you won’t feel guilty about craving. It is low in sodium and contains 19g of whole grains per bar! 

KIND Healthy Grains Popped Salted Caramel bars have a foundation of six super grains, baked with caramel chunks and sea salt to deliver a classic popcorn taste.

KIND Healthy Grains Popped Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt bars a whole grain snack, baked with dark chocolate chunks and sea salt to satisfy salty and sweet cravings.

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KIND Healthy Grains Popped bars will roll out in tandem with two other expansions of the KIND Healthy Grains Bars line, including a super grain twist on classic coffeehouse and PB&J flavors. These will join the original five flavors (Dark Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate, Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut, Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt and Vanilla Blueberry) on kindsnacks.com beginning May 1, 2015.

Coffeehouse Classics

There are two new flavors made with coffee – Caramel Macchiato and Dark Chocolate Mocha. These new flavors combine five super grains with authentically rich coffee, creating an indulgent, perfectly chewy and crunchy snack.

These new flavors are the answer for coffee lovers, offering an indulgent coffee flavors while at the same time offering a wholesome foundation of super grains.

KIND Healthy Grains Caramel Macchiato bars are made with an indulgent blend of rich coffee and sweet caramel chunks for the perfect super grain snack. US_KHGBar-Wrapper_CaramelMacchiato_LargeKIND Healthy Grains Dark Chocolate Mocha bars are made with the perfect combination of indulgent dark chocolate chunks and rich coffee.

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KIND Healthy Grains Dark Chocolate Mocha Nutritional Info

Peanut Butter Berry

Inspired by your childhood PB&J, this blend of peanut butter, raspberries and cranberries, makes for a delectable treat that is a super grain twist on the classic PB&J.

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KIND snacks are made from delicious, wholesome ingredients and are gluten free and non GMO. KIND currently offers six different snack lines including: KIND® Fruit & Nut bars and KIND® PLUS bars, two lines of delicious whole nut & fruit bars; KIND® Nuts & Spices bars, a line of whole nut & spice bars that naturally have only 5g of sugar or less; KIND Healthy Grains® Clusters made from five super grains; KIND Healthy Grains® Bars, a line of crunchy and chewy granola bars; and STRONG & KIND® Bars, a line of savory-flavored bars featuring 10g of protein.

Suggested retail price is $3.99 per box of five bars in single flavors.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review. 

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Mar 24

New SweetLeaf® Organic Stevia Sweetener

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If you’re looking for a better way to add sweetness to food and beverages look no further. SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener, the leading U.S. manufacturer of stevia and offers a full line of SweetLeaf Stevia products, available in convenient single-serving packets, liquid, powder, tabs and concentrate. And this month they are adding a NEW organic sweetener to their product line!

SweetLeaf Organic Stevia Sweetener offers the same great taste but is certified organic and verified non-GMO.

For those of you not familiar with SweetLeaf, it is a natural sweetener with zero calories, zero carbs, zero glycemic response and NO artificial ingredients. SweetLeaf provides a delicious natural sugar alternative and is ideal for anyone with diabetes, or watching their weight.

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Organic Stevia has virtually unlimited uses for both sweet and savory dishes, ranging from desserts to sauces and salad dressings. I’ve been using it every day in my coffee, as I recently read an article about the negative health effects of Splenda, Equal, and other artificial sweeteners, I’ve vowed to NEVER consume those ever again!

One packet of Organic Stevia equals 2 tablespoons of sugar, so beware when baking or using as a sweetener in coffee or tea. I don’t even use a full pack with each cup of coffee, and I find it plenty sweet.

The new Organic Stevia Sweetener is available in 35 and 70 count packet boxes and 3.2 oz. shaker jar. You can purchase SweetLeaf products at stores throughout the US or online. 

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Mar 23

Healthy Wiser Organic & Vegan Vitamin C Serum Review & Giveaway


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Want to keep them guessing about your age? It all starts with a great complexion.

Healthy Wiser Organic Vitamin C Serum is a natural and organic solution to your skin’s problems. Nothing can make you feel older than a dull, uneven, and dehydrated complexion. Diet, stress, smog, and time can all leave your skin feeling dry, dull, and unhealthy. We all want to look our best and sometimes go to great lengths to improve our appearance such as plastic surgeries, chemical peels, and laser treatments. And while these treatments may be effective – at least temporarily – they do nothing to feed your skin or improve its health, and they can be VERY expensive.

But you can look as young as you feel without the pain of surgery with Healthy Wiser Organic Vitamin C Serum. This serum will infuse your skin with nutrients, neutralize free radicals, and banish those awful age spots and sun damage. After using this Vitamin C serum my skin will felt fresh, smooth, and soothed. The nourishing formula boosts collagen production that greatly reduces fine lines and wrinkles. I could see the lines around my eyes lessen in just two weeks!

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Healthy Wiser Organic Vitamin C Serum Benefits:

Ingredients:
Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (plant-derived hyaluronic acid), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Carbomer, Arginine, Ferulic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract), Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract), Organic Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Extract), Organic Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract).

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Directions:
Apply a small amount after cleansing, before moisturizing on slightly damp skin. Use morning and night.

Not only did Healthy Wiser send me a bottle of their Organic Vitamin C Serum, but they have also offered to give one lucky reader the chance to win a bottle for themselves! 

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This giveaway will end on April 7. 2015 at 11:59pm. Open to US residents only. 

You can purchase Healthy Wiser Vitamin C Serum on Amazon for $23! This is a great price, and won’t last long! It usually sells for $70+

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your Healthy Wiser Organic Vitamin C Serum all you have to do is return it within 90 days and they’ll refund your entire purchase price. So what do you have to lose?

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

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Mar 22

hey gluten free! subscription box launches this Spring

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Get a monthly bundle of delicious gluten free goodies delivered to your door steps from Hey Gluten Free!Are you gluten intolerant or just have a desire to get healthier? If yes, then say Hey Gluten Free! A monthly box subscription service you will love. Shopping for quality gluten free products can be an overwhelming process and what you do find not always makes you happy. Hey Gluten Free has taken this hassle out of your life with their monthly box subscription.

Every month subscribers will get their gluten free box shipped to their door, each and every month they will get a different box consist of 5-12 items that are GF certified and carefully hand picked by the team.
 
What makes Hey Gluten Free different from all the other food subscription boxes?  They are trying to promote small businesses by advertising their products in their boxes. I’m all for supporting small businesses and this lets you try hard-to-find products, or products not available in your local stores. Not only that, but all products are:
  • Gluten Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Low/No Sugar
  • GF certified
  • Low in sodium
  • Corn Free
  • Soy Free

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Hey Gluten Free strives to help people discover more of these gluten-free products so that they don’t throw away money buying something new they end up hating from the market.  
 
Sign up so you can be notified when Hey Gluten Free Launches later this spring. Click the button below:
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Mar 21

Vegetable Spiral Slicer (Spiralizer) Review

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Do you want to eat healthier, lose weight, get in shape, eliminate carbs, go gluten free, eat paleo or just discover a new way to make pretty dishes?

A spiralizer transforms raw vegetables into pasta-like noodle shapes that are the perfect healthy alternative to carb heavy pasta. 

This compact spiral slicer work best with zucchini, but it can also be used for carrots, cucumbers and daikon radish. It also work with potatoes and sweet potatoes but you will have to peel the potato with a veggie peeler until it forms a smooth cylinder shape with a 1 1/2” diameter, and that’s just one more step, but it is worth the extra effort if you’re game!

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Tuscan Chicken over Zucchini Noodles

 

I use mine so often now, especially on pasta and spaghetti nights. It only takes a minute or two for me to make my zucchini “noodles”. So it’s not a lot of extra time at all. This spiralizer has two noodle sizes – Angel Hair and Spaghetti.

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There are several ways to incorporate spiral sliced veggies into your meal, the most popular is to use them instead of carb laden pasta. But they also make a beautiful and unique side dish (see Carrot Dill Twist in the bonus eBook), or can be used to make quiche, or, add the veggie noodles to your pasta dish as a lighter option, or the perfect way to sneak some veggies into your kids diet.

There are two types of spiralizers on the market, the compact spiral slicer (this one), and a more expensive tri-blade countertop model. The smaller, more compact spiral slicer is perfect for a quick spiralizing fix, it fits neatly in a drawer, it is more affordable, and all it really needs is a quick rinse after it’s finished. It’s easier to clean, works just as quickly and doesn’t take up tons of counter space.

The countertop model can slice a wider variety of vegetables, with up to 4 sizes, like beets, jicima, peppers and larger potatoes, however it is harder to clean and takes up a lot more space. I personally, think that it’s worth having both a countertop spiralizer and the Common Sense Goods compact spiral slicer.

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The Spiralizer Bonus bundle also includes a handy cleaning brush, and a full color, pictures included, downloadable recipe eBook called “The Ultimate Veggie Noodle Recipe Collection”. This cookbook is in full color and includes pictures, unlike most other free eBooks.

Common Sense Goods gave me a 60% off code to share with my readers.

The promo code is VJG5JXQJ. The code has a $10 dollar value, meaning you’ll pay only $7 for their new spiralizer, that’s almost 60% off! It’s only good for the first 25 purchased, so it is first come first serve.

Bonus: They are also offering a $2 coupon to people who sign up for their mailing list.

Common Sense Goods offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can feel confident buying. If you don’t like it, just return it; 100% money back guarantee and hassle free.

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

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This entry was posted in Product Review and tagged on 21 March, 2015.