Showing posts with label Eco-Friendly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eco-Friendly. Show all posts

Thursday, September 5

Crescent Moon Shaped Solar Powered String Lights Review 20 LED Lights on a String, from

I have been using my Solar Powered Moon Shaped String Lights from inside.   The Solar Power Mono crystalline or polycrystalline silicon solar cells work well enough by just charging ontop of my computer armoire while the base is pointed towards the window.  This proves they can be used inside, not just outside.  

As you can see, the Crescent Moon Shape for the light is actually pretty thick, and detailed.  You can find these at under 20 LED Solar Christmas Decorative String Light with Moon Shaped.  I think they can be used anytime, year round. As long as there is enough sun to charge them.  Full sun is ALWAYS better for all Solar Powered lights like this.  I turn mine on late night, and leave them on til morning.  

Here is a quick video I made of the Lights while they were turned on.  My 2 year old loves them, and it's great mood lighting while watching a Movie inside with the Hubby while the little one is asleep too.

There are 20 LED Lights on the string itself, the lights can last up to 15 hours, depending if you let them charge a full 8 hours during the day (Full Sun in my experience was the best method!)

These do work, and I dig the style of the lights.  Not only is it eco friendly, but it's also unique to have solar lights strung above the window when the Sun Goes down, and they do automatically turn on.

What makes these great for the price tag of just $14.89 and FREE SHIPPING, is that there are two different power switches.  K1 is for static light, and K2 is for flashing light.  I prefer the Static for inside.  If this is something you would like to own, seriously, check them out.  There are other products there that are Solar Powered, also various LED lights, House hold items, gadgets, really, they have just about everything imagineable, all at a reasonable price.  Where else can you get LED Solar Powered lights like this for less than $15.00 with Free Shipping???  
Or, ones that are just big, and detailed,

I received product to facilitate a review for! Anything Solar Powered, and awesome, I am always willing to give it a shot.  In my opinion these are pretty awesome, and I NEED more solar powered string lights now! 

Sunday, May 5

Baby Buds Eco Friendly Toy Review!

Autumn loves her Baby Buds Toys so much.  Her favorite is the Monkey blanket, it's also a hand puppet.  It was kissing her sweet baby cheeks, and she would smile at it.

I also noticed how soft, and light Baby Buds baby toys are.  That made me feel safe allowing her to play with them. The Owl Bowl rattles like bells, and has velkro that can be used to attach to things like strollers, musical mobiles, and car seat carriers.  The owl rattler has little ball that rattle, its cute but she isn't old enough to hold it yet.  The Monkey blanket is her favorite so far.  She's old enough to pet the monkey, and have it kiss her chubby cheeks.

They honestly are some of the cutest baby toys I've seen for Monkeys, and Owls.  If this is something you'd love for your little one, you can go here to see if your Local Target Carries Baby Buds.

They look like twins, LOL! Just kidding, tho they both are extremely adorable! You can find out more about Baby Buds by their social media websites.  I received these items for free for review purposes.

One more super cute photo of Autumn playing with the Monkey Hand Puppet!

Tuesday, February 19

Eco Store USA Bathroom Cleaner Giveaway!

Enter to win the same Glass Cleaner, All Purpose Spray, and Toilet Cleaner I reviewed in my Cleaning with Eco Store USA in the bathroom review!  Retail Value of combined products: $9.95.  All products are chemical, eco-friendly formulas.  Safe around pets, babies, and YOU.

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Wednesday, February 6

Cleaning with Eco Store USA in the bathroom.

I just know you all want to see my toilet.. Haha.  This week has been horrible.  Everyone in my house is sick with a stomach virus, and my 2 year old has ear infections in both ears, along with the stomach virus.  He's on medicine, and is doing a lot better.  I just feel like the house is dirty, so it's almost midnight, the baby is sleeping.. and I am cleaning.

First item from my Ambassador Kit for Eco Store USA I wanted to use was the Non-Toxic Toilet Cleaner (Retails $3.00.)  I thought the way the nozzle bends made it convenient, and easy to squeeze around the hard to reach ledge under the rim of the bowl.  It did do a great job at that.  Another thing that made this product great was the odor, or should I say lack of odor.  There is no chemical smell, because there are no toxic chemicals in the toilet cleaner.

I liked the results of the cleaner.  I thought it made the toilet shine, and I really liked that I was not light headed from chemicals.  I don't care how much ventilation, and if the bathroom fan is on I still get light headed from the other chemicals by being so close to them, and the toilet.

I figured why stop cleaning now? Might as well clean the bathroom sinks, and the glass. For that I used Eco Store USA Non-Toxic All Purpose Spray Cleaner (Retails $3.95,) & Non-Toxic Glass Cleaner (Retails $3.00.)  The Spray cleaner has a citrus scent which is nice.  I love that smell.  The glass cleaner has a Vinegar smell, but it is not strong at all, and does not linger.

Cleaning is one of those things I know it has to be done, but it doesn't mean I have to like doing it, these products made it a less tedious task just by not having an overpowering smell.  Yes, it's fantastic they are non-toxic, and the fumes wont harm you as well.

I received these products for free for being an Eco Store USA Brand Ambassador. You can apply to be part of the movement against nasty chemicals too.

Thursday, August 30

Ozeri Eco Friendly Green Earth Ceramic NonToxic Pans

I've been trying to lead a more Eco-Friendly Green life style since my leg injury, I have to watch my intake on everything, that made me realize how many toxins our bodies actually come into contact with. What we don't even realize we are consuming by the things we cook with.

I started to question,  Where do you think those Teflon Non Stick Coatings go?

The more I read, the more it freaked me out on how there are over 15 different types of gases that can be released in those pans. It happens when a certain temperature is reached, say you left your pan on for preheating.. Seriously, Why did I buy those $50.00 pans? If It was coated with poison? It can also cause Polymer Flu Like symptoms, and can be fatal to birds.

I just refuse to cook with anything coated with Teflon anymore.  I'm not saying something else is healthier, YOU be the judge of that, I'm just saying, Those gases go somewhere.  There are way too many choices out there than to use those types of pans.

This is my new Baby, I use her about twice a day. Shes the 12" Green Earth Pan by Ozeri which is 100% PTFE and PFOA Free!!

Ozeri has a line of Green Earth Pans, From Sauce pans, to frying, even a Wok by Ozeri.  I've been using my 12" Pan for awhile now, and I seriously threw all my other pans away after reading what those nonstick coatings can do.  I didn't know.  I'm upset with myself that I bought those expensive nonstick pans, and never thought to question what made them nonstick.  I will never go back to them.

The layering of the ECozeri Ceramic Eco-Friendly pan is pretty high tech, and just worth buying just because of its technology for evenly cooking, and being nonstick by the layers of Ceramic Coating.

I've cooked just about everything in mine.  I used virgin coconut oil to fry Fried Chicken (Wheat Flour, with coconut shreds, so delish.) I even made Rice with Kale.  We eat a lot of Veggy Burgers, and they were great fried in the pan.

It's proved to me what It's capable of doing, and the price? There is always a deal on Amazon for the ECozeri, Ozeri Eco-Friendly Pans.  I'm getting myself the Wok soon.  I'm completely set on being healthier for my family, and I.  It's little steps like this that make a difference in the long run.

If you have any questions for Ozeri on their Ecozeri Green Earth Pans, You can message them on Ozeri Products Facebook Wall.

Below is actual Coconut Fried Chicken I made in my pan. It tastes just as good as it looks!  If you don't believe me, I've added my personal recipe too.


  • Pepper tsp
  • Season All  tsp
  • Nutmeg 1/2 tsp
  • Shredded Coconut  1/3 cup
  • Eggs
  • Wheat Flour  2 cups
  • Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Thawed Chicken Tenders

First mix the Flour, Pepper, Season All, Nutmeg in a bowl by itself, and mix, then add in the Shredded Coconut.  Mix again.

The eggs you crack into a separate bowl, mix, This is used to dip the chicken in, and then once the chicken is coated with egg, you dip it into the flour mix.  I do this about three times.

The frying pan I turn on High, and let the Coconut Oil heat up, always drop the breaded chicken tenders into a hot frying pan, warm, and just turned on will not work, and you might loose some of your breading. 

Once its in the pan, I turn the heat down to Medium, and let it cook, don't flip them too soon,  make sure they are nice and crispy before going to the other side.  Also, I move the tenders in the pan around, that makes sure I don't have to add more coconut oil, and nothing tried to stick in the Ecozeri Earth Pan.  I'm really loving that pan.

Verdict:  GREAT PAN!  Super easy to rinse clean. I received this pan for free for my honest, open, opinion. And, can be found on Amazon too! For under $40.00,I love amazon. I know others that love it too, just like me, I save up Amazon Giftcards I've earned from various Social Media Word Of Mouth sites, and then I splurge on Amazon with something I want.  Ozeri WOK is going to be my next Kitchen Splurge.

With the holidays coming up, if any of my family members or friends that read my blog, want to know what to get me, I need more of these pans, Thank you very much, Lol. You know I'm not joking too!

Tuesday, August 28

Harvey Prince Eau Flirt 100ML Review & Giveaway

Right now I am wearing Flirt on one wrist, and Ageless on the other.  Does that make me an Ageless Flirt? I love this perfume line.  The history of this perfume is a little different than just Oh, Someone wanted their own perfume line.  Nope, Harvey Prince came to life by two brothers who wanted to make a pure, inspired fragrance that their mom could wear.  Anybodies mom could wear.  Harvey Prince is family oriented. 100% Eco-Friendly, and High Quality ingredients. 

I'm somewhat a fragrance snob, I can't  stand strong, overly  musk "Mom Scents", we all know the kind.  Think back to that last smell you caught a whiff of some ones strong perfume as you were just walking through the store.  Even worse.. you are stuck behind them in line.  I never want to be that person.  I want a scent that is light, and makes me feel young.  I like to be playful, therefor my scent should be playful too.

Eau Flirt, Consists of Lavender, Pumpkin Pie, Citrus, Jasmine, Freesia, Ylang Ylang, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Amber, when combined, turns you into a Wicked Sparkling Seductress.  Flirt smells wonderful on my skin.  I've never been a person that bought something because it smelled good on another person.  I am that person that will wear it, test it on their own skin.  Some scents smell different, on different people. On my skin, once my skin reacts to it, I can smell the Freesia, Amber and Citrus more.

The spray on the 3.4 FL Oz for the Eau Flirt more so Mists you, than just spritz  I love that about it,  It only takes a few mists til I believed I smelled unstoppable.  

I also received a few samples of  Ageless, Hello and Yogini.  

The roll on Ageless is terrific, and so easy to use, this went straight into my purse.  Ageless consists of Pink Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Mango, Jasmine, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, Sandal Wood.  At first smell I could really experience the Jasmine & Sandal Wood.  Once it's been on my skin, that's when I smell the Mango, and Grapefruit.

I love to wear the Ageless with Eau Flirt.  Combined I am an Unstoppable Immortal Goddess. 

Hello, and Yogini I received were the smaller sized spray samples, Both I enjoyed as well. 

Hello consists of,  Meyer Lemon, White Grapefruit, Satsuma Mandarin, Summer Forsythia, Pink Plumeria, Wild Verbena, Tahitian vanilla, Sensual Musk. What I loved about hello, was its Crisp, Freshness.  I loved the Citrus Aromas it possesses.  

Yogini consists of, Sandalwood, Golden amber, Sensual Incense, Egytian myrrh, Pink Grapefruit, Blackcurrant Buds, Lily of the valley, Star Jasmine, Rose Petals, Ylang, Ylang, Cardamom, Madagascar Vanilla.  

I'm really starting to favor the Yogini too,  The more I smell it on me, the more I really enjoy what scents I am experiencing when my skin heats up, and reacts to it.  I can smell the Lily Of The Valley, and Myrrh the most on me.

My overall impression of Harvey Prince is, this is a company that cares deeply about their senses, and scents.  They also strive for others to experience high quality ingredients that makes others feel great about ones self.  It's not just about throwing things together, but more so about that connection between the person wearing it.

Thank you Harvey Prince for making something so delicious for the senses, and real perfume for real women. "Feel Good, feel young, feel happy."

Also, Thank Harvey Prince on Facebook, & Twitter, about this GIVEAWAY!!! Yes!!!!!!! A Giveaway!!!!!! Three lucky followers will receive the same 100ml Eau Flirt Spritz (Est. Retail value $99.00) I received too! It really does not get any better than this.  

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Disclaimer: I received this product for free,  sponsorship for giveaway does not affect review, I give my honest, open, opinion, and was not told what to write for how I felt.  Harvey Prince is responsible for prize fulfillment/shipping.

Friday, July 20

ReUseIt, BlueAvocado Big Chill Large Insulated Reusable Shopping Tote Bag

ReUse It, Huh? ReUse What?

ReUse your bags! That's what.'s reusable grocery bags are some of the best quality bags I've seen. I received the bag in exchange to do a review. It did not change my opinion on the bag. The one I have is the BlueAvocado Big Chill Large Insulated Reusable Shopping Tote Bag. The wild flower is super cute on it, and the bag itself doesn't even look like a reuseable bag. It looks like an expensive purse, or tote bag. It's insulated, zips up, and has two padded hand straps that are big enough to hang from your shoulder. I liked the option of the shoulder straps because I can have my hands free as I carry groceries in. Really my hands are never free. The baby is in them. I can dream of hands free someday.

The bag itself fits ALOT, I tested it out by going to a Membership Only Starts With S, Club. I bought icecream, strawberries, blueberries, box of veggie burgers, provolone cheese, crab salad, and apples. That store sells nothing but bulk packs of everything. I didn't have to use one of their empty package boxes at check out, e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g I purchased fit into my ReUseIt bag.

Even the cashier complimented me thats one of the nicest bags he's seen. It made me smile. I used to work retail, and I know how sometimes people mean well with their reusabe bags, but some are just awkward, and nothing ever fits right in them. Some don't even have flat bottoms, and all you could fit in them were maybe 2-3 items. Then leaves the customers still wanting plastic bags.

There are stores that reward you for using your own bags, Target gives you .05 cent off for bringing in your own bag. While, CVS has a bag tag program that you purchase a little leaf keychain, and everytime you bring in your bag and make a purchse the cashier will scan the tag. After so many purchases you get a $1.00 off. If you use coupons, and already love to shop at those two stores, after awhile a great ReUsable bag will pay for itself back, and then some. If you are going to splurge on the bag, make it an insulated tote too. I had to stop and pick the baby up some diapers, and a new bottle at a different store, and then drove 20 mins back home. Everything was still frozen. Even the fruit was cold from being in the same bag as the frozen items. It's been 100+ degrees here lately in Ohio. I miss my cool 60's.. Anyways. My ReUseIt, is one of the best bags, ever.

Recycle & ReUse!!!!

Sunday, July 8

Air Purifying Plants

6 Air Purifying House Plants

1. Bamboo Palm: According to NASA, it removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.

2. Snake Plant: Found by NASA to absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.

3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.

4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldahyde from the air.

5. Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also know to remove formaldahyde and trichloroethylene.

6. Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night.