Skinny Jane’s T.K.O. Knock Out Weight Loss Tea

T.K.O. Knock Out Weight Loss Tea

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I also received Skinny Jane‘s T.K.O. Knock Out Weight Loss Tea from Tomoson to test out and review.

I was skeptical at first because I really don’t like to take supplements or drinks for weight loss.  I like to loose weight the natural way by cutting back portions, eating balanced meals and exercising.  I was pleasantly surprised that this tea is blended with 100% all-natural ingredients and not only helps by suppressing your appetite…it also burns fat and boosts your metabolism, gives you energy, makes you more mentally alert, gets rid of excess water and keeps you from bloating, and cleans toxins and waste from your body.

This tea is specially formulated by a weight loss expert and a tea expert with over 40 years of experience!  There are NO calories or artificial sweeteners in this product!

There are only 8 All-Natural ingredients in this tea:

  1. Wu Yi Oolong Tea
  2. Aged Puerh Tea
  3. Peppermint leaves
  4. Licorice root
  5. Dandelion root
  6. Ginger
  7. Chickweed
  8. Lemon Grass

It is recommended that you drink this tea 2-3 times a day and follow a healthy balanced diet.

I prefer my tea warm but you can drink it cold if you like.  I feel like a cup of warm tea before bed always relaxes me and lets me unwind for the night so I can get a good night’s sleep.  It’s got a minty taste and is very smooth.  I definitely have noticed an increase in my energy and it really does help with my appetite throughout the day.

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

Ozeri WeightMaster Digital Bathroom BMI Scale

I was super excited when I was approved to receive the Ozeri WeightMaster Digital Bathroom BMI Scale from Tomoson!  This is the first time I’ve tested and reviewed any products from Ozeri.

 It just so happens that Ozeri is a specialty manufacturer of all types of digital lifestyle products!  They offer a wide range of products such as fans, lights, kitchen scales, thermo glassware, ceramic/stone/stainless steel earth pans, salt & pepper mills, a variety of bathroom scales, even cordless wine openers, pedometers, and blood pressure monitors!

So let’s get started with my review…

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 The WeightMaster digital bathroom BMI scale has so many great features:

  • calculates your BMI (body mass index)
  • a Color Alert Technology that changes based on weight gain (RED) or weight loss (GREEN)
  • displays your current weight and your net weight change-shows previous recorded weights so you can keep track of your weight loss journey
  • a unique auto recognition technology that keeps track of up to 5 users-so you can share with family members or friends
  • auto power on and off-no need to worry about turning it on or off
  • displays all calculations on the LCD screen-no syncing or dealing with data connection failures
  • 3 touch screen function keys
  • a high capacity sensor that weights up to 400 lbs.
  • you can easily change the unit of measurement from pounds (lbs) to kilograms (kg) with the unit button that is underneath the scale
  • the scale is lightweight and portable
  • uses 3 AAA batteries…no fancy expensive batteries with this scale
  •  a low battery indicator
  • very accurate and precise readings

I love that the scale can keep track of your weight loss journey and that it also tracks your BMI.  The scale is available in black or white and comes with a very informative instructional manual.   The thing I love most about this scale is that it plays a very important role in a weight loss journey. I love that it keeps track of your previous and current weigh-in’s and that it also tracks your BMI.

If you are serious about losing weight this is the scale for you!  If you are interested in purchasing this scale please go here!

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

Sticker You Review!

Have you ever heard of Sticker You?  I recently received 2 sheets of customizable sticker labels in exchange for a review courtesy of Sticker You and Tomoson.

Sticker You offers a variety of custom stickers and labels.  These are perfect if you are a baker and love to gift your goodies to your family and friends like me!  I ordered labels to put on mason jars filled with Apple Butter for this Fall.  I make a huge batch of Apple Butter every year and usually gift it to friends and family so they can enjoy it over the fall season.  The labels were easy to design on their website and very customized to your liking.  They have a variety of designs, colors, and fonts to choose from.  My labels read Jennay’s Apple Butter From our Kitchen to Your Belly!  I thought that was a cute caption!

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Right now I’m storing the Apple Butter in this huge pickle jar I’ve recycled.  Of course I had to label that one, too!

With Sticker You, you can order in any size, any die-cut shape, and any quantity…so no matter what you are labeling-canisters, notebooks, jars of yummy goodness, filing folders…you will have a great selection of stickers to choose from.  As well as custom stickers and labels they also have window/floor/wall/car decals, temporary tattoos,  and iron-on labels!  Such a great selection of products!   Sticker You also comes with 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Below is a promotional video that they posted on their website that I thought you might enjoy!

Are you a label fanatic like me?  I love everything to be organized and labeled!  You can find Sticker You here on Facebook and also on Twitter here.

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

Wine and Design

A month back my friend Kennedy invited me to go to a art studio to paint.  I have always enjoyed art and even though I’m not gifted in the painting area I wanted to see what this little Wine and Design thing was all about.

I’ve heard great things about these little paint parties!  You bring friends, snacks, and your own beer/wine along with you for a night of friendship, food/drinks, and painting…what a great night out!

We enjoyed it so much that Kennedy wanted to go back again to celebrate there for her birthday!  Kennedy has always had a passion for art and is a very talented painter!  She just recently gifted me one of her masterpieces and I just adore it!

Life is so busy and chaotic at times but it’s so important to make time to spend with your friends and what a great way to do just that!

The process is simple…you sign up and pay either online or at the door and arrive 15 minutes prior to your session time.  Usually each session lasts about 2 hours.  All art supplies including canvases, paintbrushes, and paint are included in your $25 or $35 purchase.

Our first session we painted Poppies.  This was definitely more my style.  Simple and easy!  Ha!  The second one we attended was more advanced and we replicated Monet’s Haystacks painting.  The art instructors were wonderful!  They painted along with us giving us instructions and tips as we painted.  They offered one on one help as well if anyone was struggling with their painting.

At the end of the session we were to line up and have a group photo taken.  They then posted the photos on their Facebook page here.

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Top row 3rd & 4th from the left:  Myself and Kennedy

Below is a close-up of my painting of the Poppies:

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Top row…2nd, 3rd, & 4th from the left:  Myself, Kennedy, and Kennedy’s Mama

and here’s my version of Haystacks by Monet:

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I highly recommend that you get some friends together and plan to attend a session.  It was a wonderful experience and I hope to have many more.  I think it’s made me realize that I do want to be more artsy and I’m excited to get some painting supplies so I can start practicing at home!

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Book Review!! The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle

I recently joined Blogging For Books and was given the opportunity to do a book review on the book of my choice!  I love cookbooks so I choose Jennifer McGruther’s The Nourished Kitchen cookbook!

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I have had my eye on this cookbook since it came out back on April 15th!  I have followed Jennifer’s blog Nourished Kitchen for awhile now and I really enjoy her recipes.  Jennifer is a food educator, and owner/creator of the Nourished Kitchen blog.  In her first cookbook, Jennifer shows us how to cook and prepare food straight out of your own garden and farm!

You know how I feel about fresh fruits, vegetables, and grass-fed beef…so this cookbook is perfect for me!  I strongly believe that there are way too many processed foods available to us and we must get back to the basics and learn to grow our own food, learn how to prepare it, and enjoy it.  All of Jennifer’s recipes are easy to read and follow.  She has a wide variety of recipes to choose from including recipes from the garden, the pasture, the range, the waters, the fields, the orchard, and the larder.  In fact those are the 8 chapters in her cookbook.

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In the introduction she talks about a Traditional Food Movement-a movement that is going to restore the way we eat.  It focuses on the what we eat, how we prepare our food, and where the food comes from.  Her cookbook is based on the research of Weston A. Price and simply gives you a better understanding of where your food comes from and helps you create a stronger connection to your food.

Below are a few of my favorite recipes from the cookbook:

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puffed pancake with honey and lemon

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fresh herb frittata

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buttered spinach

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braised short ribs with sun-dried tomatoes and herbs

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broiled oysters with bacon, mushrooms, and spinach

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roasted sweet cherry fool

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strawberries in minted honey syrup

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You can purchase Jennifer’s cookbook here on Amazon.

Be sure to stop by and visit her blog Nourished Kitchen, and you can check her Facebook page out here!

I received this cookbook free of charge courtesy of Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest opinion and review.  

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Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Inserts

I’ve been working on catching up on my product reviews for the last few days so be ready for an explosion of reviews on the blog this week!  Earlier today I posted about my newest Smiley 360 mission and now I’m back to reveal my latest BzzAgent campaign.

My latest BzzAgent campaign is for the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Inserts.  My kit included a FREE pair of custom fit orthotic inserts after visiting one of their FootMapping kiosks to get fitted for a insert, and coupons to share with friends and family for $5 off their own pair.

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I’ve been a fan of Dr. Scholl’s products and have reviewed many of their products in the past.  I was invited to participate in the campaign for the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Inserts and I was absolutely thrilled to try them out.  Actually Noah and I both received a pair to try out together!  I had signed him up for BzzAgent as well so he received a pair for his second BzzAgent campaign.  If you know of any men that would like free products in exchange for a review please send them to BzzAgent!  It’s a great way to test out brand name products and it’s absolutely FREE!

Let’s talk about your feet.  Do you have tired, achy feet?  Well, if you do…then this is definitely the product for you.  These custom fit orthotic inserts are just what my tired, achy feet needed.  I was able to locate a FootMapping kiosk in my local Walmart (located near the Pharmacy department) and got fitted for my inserts there.  My results were CF 430.  Once I was fitted I simply reported back to BzzAgent and then I patiently waited to receive my inserts!

The FootMapping technology identifies the areas that you put the most pressure on and also determines your arch type.  It recommends the best fit for your feet.  It was a simple process you just stood on the mats and followed the directions.  It took less than 10 minutes to complete the whole process.  You can see the whole process here.

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The inserts fit easily in most shoes-sneakers, casual shoes, dress shoes, and work boots/shoes.  I wear my New Balance sneakers when I go walking/jogging so I usually keep them in there.  However, I’ve taken them out and used them in other shoes from time to time.   They have a soft topcloth as well as a Cradleflex Arch support that is designed to help reinforce and stabilize your arch and the comfy heel cushioning helps to relieve foot pressure from the day to day stress of being on your feet.  There is no need to trim the inserts…they come 3/4 length so you can simply put them in place and go.

Since I’ve been using my inserts I’ve noticed that my feet don’t ache near as much as they used to and the inserts are so comfy that it feels like I’m walking on air.  Lots of cushion and support right where I need it.  I highly recommend you try a pair, your feet will thank you.

They are offering a $10 rebate now on the Dr. Scholl’s website here.  That’s a great deal!  The inserts run around $49.99 in most retail stores.  I also have a few $5.00 off coupons left so if you would like to try them out, send me an e-mail and I’ll get one to you!

You can also find Dr. Scholl’s on Facebook here.

I received this product for FREE in exchange for my honest opinion and review courtesy of BzzAgent and Dr. Scholl’s.  All opinions are my own.  

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Caltrate Gummy Bites Review

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It’s time again for another Smiley 360 mission!!

My latest Smiley 360 mission was for the Caltrate Gummy Bites!  I have to admit that I have been a slacker in taking vitamins lately…especially extra Calcium with Vitamin D.  Every time I visit the doctor they tell me I really need to start taking it on a daily basis to support bone health and I try my best to get started but it never fails…I always get off track.

In my Smiley 360 kit I received 10 samples of the gummy bites, one Caltrate Gummy Bites brochure, a pedometer (YAY!), one $2.00 off coupon, a link to some digital coupons to share with family and friends, and a Smiley 360 sharing guide!

These gummy bites were absolutely delicious and they really reminded me of a treat rather than a vitamin/supplement.  I love that they are available in 3 flavors:  black cherry, orange, and strawberry.  They are coated so they taste like you are eating candy!  I have been taking two gummy bites twice a day for about 3 and 1/2 weeks now and I think I’ll be able to stick with taking these on a regular basis!

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As a woman in her mid 30’s (YIKES!)…I have to say that I’ve realized that bone health is a very important role in our lives and it’s important that we get the highest levels of Vitamin D to help make our bones stronger and healthier as well as Calcium to help with bone, nerve, hormone, and muscle health.  I already suffer from Old Arthur in my knees, back, and hips and this can only help with those problems.

Now is the perfect time to start on a healthy Calcium and Vitamin D regimen.  Along with a healthy diet, some sunshine, and exercise you will be on your way to a healthier and stronger YOU!

These bites can be taken with or without food which is great considering I’m not always thinking about taking them right when I have a meal or snack!  They have no side effects and are not harsh on your tummy.

If you are interested you can check out Caltrate by clicking this,  here on their Facebook page, and their official website here.

Also, they are offering a $1 and a $2 coupon that you can get here.

I received these samples for free in exchange for my honest review courtesy of Smiley 360 and Caltrate.  All opinions are strictly my own and I only endorse products that I truly love and would highly recommend.

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