Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sackcloth and Ashes review and giveaway

I have just received quite possibly the coolest blanket I have ever seen! Sackcloth and Ashes sent me this blanket and these opinions are all my own. I was so excited to share this with you I could NOT wait until next week! :)
First of all – the blanket.  

There are tweed wool, solid fleece and Aztec wool options and each one is more stunning than the next. The blanket I was sent is the mixed berry tweed wool blanket with navy blue, hot pink, light blue, orange and white flecks of color in a woven blanket. see more at
25% Wool, 25% Cotton, 25% Rayon, 25% Polyester. - Size: 56in x 72in – care Instructions: Hand Wash Cold or Dry Clean - Handcrafted in the Northwest!!!
Second – the company vision.
With every purchase of a blanket, one blanket is GIVEN To a local homeless shelter. How cool is that? The vision came as Bob Daltons own mother lived on the streets one summer. This can happen to anyone as life sometimes just happens. When Bob Dalton tried to figure out what to do to help the shelters one word kept coming up.. blankets!
Third – Personal note
If you cannot purchase one of these blankets you can donate unused items from your own home. Weve been doing this with little crazy life since she was born. Big toys usually get sold to purchase more age appropriate toys, however, Most of the smaller toys, clothes, socks, and shoes get boxed up and dropped off at the family shelter near our home. That said I know we can do more. This blanket is going to be a great reminder of that! I am going through our house tonight and cutting our throw blankets inventory in half. With that I am also going to find extra toiletries to include with our next dropoff. Another idea I have seen that I haven’t done is personal care bags. This is a ziplock bag with a toothbrush, toothpaste, a couple snacks and a bottle of water. I have seen people put phone cards in them with a little note that they are loved and cherished.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SD Pharmecuticals/PharmaGeek Review and giveaway - Garcinia, Green Coffee Bean, white kidney bean

PharmaFreak and SD Pharmaceuticals sent me the following; Garcinia Cambogia, Green Coffee Bean, White Kidney Bean extract
Their site says “The Research Team at SD Pharmaceuticals only produces the most sophisticated ingredients and formulas, and those which are clinically validated in human research studies.  If there isn’t any solid research behind an ingredient, then SD Pharmaceuticals' researchers won’t use it.  That is what distinguishes this company and products from every other sports supplement company out there.  They also only use the most potent forms of every ingredient available, which includes pharmaceutical-grade synthetics and exclusive standardized herbal extracts”.
Garcinia Cambogia 500
500 mg Garcinia cambogia (fruit)
60% (-)-hydroxycitric acid (HCA)
Panas Notoginseng – (astroGin for absorption)
Garcinia Cambogia is a plant that is native to Southeast Asia. The most useful part is the yellow pumpkin shaped fruit (Assam fruit).  Garcina Cambogia has a phytochemical called HCA (hydroxycitric acid) . HCA supports healthy serotonin levels (which regulate sleep patterns and mood) and reduces appetite while impacting enzymes related to the metabolism of fat.
Green Coffee Bean
350 mg Green Coffee Bean
Green coffee Beans are beans that have not been roasted. They have higher chlorogenic acid which may support weight loss. This acid has been shown to have effects on glucose metabolism and discourage fat accumulation.

White Kidney Bean extract (WKB)
500 mg white kidney bean extract
This product is essentially an all-natural carb blocker. Clinical studies have shown that this product impacts absorption into the body.  WKB extract will block the main carb digesting enzyme which reduces the digestion of “bad” carbs (starchy). By doing this WKB reduces your total calories that are processed by the body while reducing their impact on the metabolism of fat. Depending on how starchy your diet is your results will vary.
I took Garcinia and Green coffee bean at the same time. I experienced a reduction of inflammation in my sinuses which caused symptoms of a healing crisis (ie: a lot of mucus – but not sick). Our bodies have the innate ability to heal itself if there are no barriers preventing it. Garcinia was a great inflammation fighter which is typically exhibited by redness in the face.
I then took Garcinia and White Kidney bean together. While only having 60 days of Garcinia and 30 days of the other two it is hard to tell what benefits It will continue to have. I do notice the redness in my face is still disappearing so im still continuing to take that. As far as the green coffee bean and white kidney bean extract my verdict is not conclusive yet.  I have heard of friends losing an average of a pound every few days. I typically weigh myself every few days and have noticed my weight slowly and consistently going down.

Of course, eating healthy and clean and exercising is a must as well and will optimize any benefit you can get from any supplement. Being an advocate for our own health is a must so do your due diligence and research everything that goes in or on your body. #sdpharma #greenbeancoffee #garciniagambogia500 #WhiteKidneyBeanExtract

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

NeoCell Whey protein and super collagen review and giveaway

NeoCell sent me this Collagen Sport and Super collagen +C to review. Check out these awesome products!!
NeoCell Collagen Sport Whey Isolate Complex, Belgian Chocolate 
The flavor of this product was amazing!! Very rich chocolate compared to the proteins I have tried in the past. I typically drink a protein shake in the morning for breakfast because as a mom breakfast just isn’t in the cards for me as I'm racing out the door. I'm hoping they start making pea protein because I am hooked on this flavor… It’s that good! I love that there is collagen in this product as well. 30 Grams Protein per Serving - 15g Pure Whey Protein Isolate  - 15 grams Super Collagen™ Peptides - 4.5 grams BCAAs & L-Glutamine -Multi-Vitamin Antioxidant Fortification


Super collagen c Dietary Supplement
With taking a supplement sometimes it’s hard to actually determine a benefit or not. The claim is for Radiant Skin, Thicker Hair, Stronger Nails, and Healthier Joints. My hair does seem thicker and my nails do not appear to be breaking as much.
Collagen is a complex structural protein that maintains strength and flexibility throughout the body.  Super Collagen+C™ is made up of the collagen peptides Type 1&3 which support collagen in skin, hair, nails, muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones.  Super Collagen+C™ is enzymatically hydrolyzed, providing an amino acid ratio with a low molecular weight for maximum bioavailability and utilization by the body.  When Super Collagen™ is taken internally, the body receives the raw materials it needs to supplement the collagen found in all these areas and may act as a messenger to trigger the synthesis of new collagen fibers.  Vitamin C is added to provide optimum supplements of your dietary collagen needs.*
Things I love about this product is that it does not contain:  soy, wheat, lactose, starch, corn, yeast, gluten or artificial flavors. It is a product of USA


 The winner of this giveaway gets both products! That's a $50 value!
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