Coffee Isn’t Just For Drinking: Total ReJAVAnation™ Coffee Scrub

I received a product sample at no cost in order to complete this post. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Aaah Coffee. The smell of coffee brewing, the sound of brewing while you wait for the first sip,  the first sip  like a warm hug in the morning.  I can’t function without coffee in the morning.  What if you could get the scent of coffee with other benefits like moisturizing, exfoliating, and cellulite targeting for your shower?

CocoRoo Natural Skin Are has the face and body scrub from coffee lovers everywhere. Total Rejavanation™ Coffee Bean Scrub. The only coffee scrub that comes in a convenient squeeze tube making it easier to get the right about and manage in the shower. Total Rejavanation Coffee Bean Scrub can be used on the face and body. It’s made with organic arabica coffee beans, sweet almond oil, cold-pressed coconut oil, and cold-pressed macadamia nut oil. To say this scrub is a treat, isn’t that far fetched.

The smell of this scrub smells exactly like if you’d take a big sniff from a freshly opened can of coffee.. The scrub itself almost looks like coffee grounds once they’ve been brewed. It’s such as invigorating scent and feel for your face and body when  you need it.

Caffeine from coffee can help with cellulite, stretch marks, and even eczema. The oils used in the scrub are nourishing to the skin.  When I used this scrub my skin felt quenched and soft.  The feeling lasted for hours after using. A nice treat for your body. They recommend using 3 to 5 times a week and I’m happy to do so.  This will be a must in my beauty arsenal for the summer. Slough dry skin and leave my skin glowing for shorts and bathing suits.

CocoRoo also has natural lotion to add an extra layer of skin quenching care.

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Supermom Giveaway Hop: Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box

I received a Simply Earth Essential Oil Box at no cost in order to complete an honest review. Post also includes referral links in which I could earn free products. No other compensation has been received. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Super Mom Giveaway Hop

This fun and exciting giveaway hop is brought to you by:

MamatheFox, The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island

This Mothers Day there are so many options for gifts to give! At each stop in this giveaway hop you will find a prize that will be perfect for a mom in your life. Don’t forget to check out MamatheFox’s Grand Prize of (1) Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Micro Microwave Pressure Cooker, (1) Kyocera Ceramic Coated Fry Pan Set 8” and 10” & (1) Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Coffee Grinder and (1) bag of Capresso’s Grand Aroma Coffee Beans – Regular Roast! This Grand Prize is valued at $266!

Be sure to come back daily to increase your chances of winning!

As for my little blog, I’m excited to introduce you to Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Boxes.  I’ve been into essential oils myself for about 2 years. I’ve been incorporating them more and more in my daily life as I find new uses and benefits. The fact that they work for my family is what makes me so passionate about it.

Simply Earth has a really cool product that’s different from other subscription boxes. It’s an Essential Oil Recipe Box. Each month they’ll send you a box with 4 full-size essential oils, recipe cards, containers for your recipes, and other ingredients.

Essential Oil Subscription Box

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box

There are only about 3 essential oil companies I trust because there are so many shady essential oil products out there. Simply Earth is one of those 3 companies I actually trust and here’s why:

  1. 100% Pure Guaranteed (you can read more about that HERE)
  2. Boxes curated by an aromatherapist
  3. Farmed responsibly and using non-GMO plants
  4. Tested using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry
  5. Reasonable pricing

I made an unboxing video here:

You can buy just one month box for $49.99 or only $39.99 a box when you sign up for a subscription. You can also get individual single oils, blends, and accessories at SimplyEarth.com.

Right now when you sign up for a subscription you can get a FREE diffuser with code: FREEDIFFUSER and my referral link.

 

I have the fun opportunity to give a Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box away to one of you!

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.


Gluten Free Vanilla Ginger Pancakes low FODMAP friendly

Several years ago I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and IBS.  Among other treatments, it was suggested I try a low FODMAP diet.  When I looked at the list I thought “well good gravy what am I allowed to eat?!” Ironically my regular gravies were off the list.  I was determined to feel better and give it an honest go. As I learned how to adapt my favorite foods, I started realizing it wasn’t so bad. Like this recipe for Gluten Free Vanilla Ginger Pancakes. My family loves pancakes. We’ll do pancakes for dinner sometimes. I’ve been experimenting with different pancake recipes.

NuNaturals, known for their stevia products, sent me some of their newest products. I couldn’t wait to try them out.  I’ve been using NuNaturals products for a few years now since stevia is allowed on the low FODMAP diet. I’m happy that NuNaturals has been adding gluten free and organic products to their line up too!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup NuNaturals Organic Green Banana Flour

1 Tablespoon NuNaturals Collagen Peptides 

1 Tablespoon NuNaturals Vanilla Ginger Syrup

1 pinch of salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup almond or coconut milk

teaspoon of coconut oil

**Makes about 6 medium sized pancakes

 

Instructions

Mix all ingredients, except coconut oil,  in mixer on medium.  The whisk attachment of my mixer seemed to work best.  Heat frying pan or skillet on medium heat. Add teaspoon of coconut oil then scoop or pour pancake batter in.  I made medium size pancakes which ended up being plenty. These pancakes are very filling.

Once plated you can add a little extra Vanilla Ginger syrup on top and butter if you like. Because NuNaturals syrups use water, stevia, and extracts it is a good alternative to syrups containing high fructose corn syrup which is a no-no on the low-FODMAP diet. NuNaturals Organic Green Banana powder is gluten free and use low FODMAP friendly banana base but does not leave a banana taste when cooked/baked. The collagen peptides add protein to the pancakes and seems to make the batter thicken up a bit.

These pancakes were very filling. I gave myself 3 and half way through the 3rd one I hit a brick wall. I gave one of my son’s two of them and it filled him up.

I received the above mentioned NuNaturals products at no cost in order to complete an honest review. Any opinions expressed are my own.

How to Make a Lighted Container Fairy Garden

This post is sponsored by Dollar Tree. Any opinions expressed are my own. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated for purchases through these links. Thank you!

I’ve always wanted to make a fairy garden. I’ve searched online and looked at all the super cute fairy garden supplies. Much of it is so expensive for how tiny it is.  I was so excited to see Dollar Tree had fairy garden supplies. It was a game changer for us because it meant that starting a fairy garden was going to be easy and affordable. Since it’s still pretty cold here in Pennsylvania we decided to do a container fairy garden.

You can find bulk fairy garden supplies on DollarTree.com. Everything you need to make a whimsical fairy garden with little houses, fairies, decorative rocks, and so much more.  What’s fun about fairy gardens is there’s no one way to make them. You can make it completely your own.  It’s a fun project to do with kids.  Here I show you how to make a lighted container fairy garden with materials from DollarTree.com

MATERIALS:

  1. Container of your choice medium flower pots or short squat vases work well
  2. Fairy garden buildings and/or fairies
  3. Soil
  4. River pebbles, accent gems, aquarium rocks in neutral colors
  5. Floral moss and floral grass
  6. real or artificial flowers
  7. real or artificial succulent plants

Optional items:

  1. Fairy lights
  2. glitter

I was able to get all the supplies I needed from DollarTree.com or my local Dollar Tree store.

First fill your container with soil. I was able to find soil at my local Dollar Tree store. Two bags were plenty to fill up my medium size flower pot I chose.  You can do these as small or large as you like.

Next, decide how you want to arrange your fairy garden. You can set your fairy building, fairies, and flowers around before you start adding texture and planting things into the soil.  You can plant real plants or you can use artificial plants for a year round fairy garden.  Since it’s pretty cold here in PA yet, we opted for artificial plants.

We started by putting our fairy building we got from DollarTree.com on first then building and decorating around it.  We decided to plant the artificial succulents into the soil so they weren’t bigger than the buildings. If you’re using real plants you’ll do the same, of course. We already had an idea of what we wanted to do. We added river pebbles to add texture. We used blue accent gems that we bought on DollarTree.com to make a little pond in our container fairy garden. Floral moss added some sense of whimsy while artificial flowers gave our garden more depth.

We had bought some cute battery powered dragonfly lights at our local Dollar Tree that we wanted to add to our container fairy garden. They only had a few lights on them and were light weight so they worked well with our container garden. We sort of weaved them through the artificial flowers we placed in the pot.

We had so much fun with this project. It’s a fun family project. Would also be a fun playdate or party project. You can buy bulk fairy garden supplies at DollarTree.com

You can really add your own touches by adding more or less scenery items. A  pinch of glitter, real flowers, or other decorations.

 


Get Ready For Valentine’s Day With Oriental Trading

My 7 yr old son  needed Valentines to send in for school.  My 3 yr old wanted Valentine’s because her brother was getting Valentines. I realized I had a serious lack of Valentine decorations. I also realized I was going to be inviting my nieces up to play with my two youngest kids and they love creating stuff. So I went to Oriental Trading and took care of everything.

Oriental Trading has prices that won’t break the piggy bank.  They also have lots of choices for just about any theme or holiday.  I love their craft kits because most of them come with everything you need.

My 7 yr old son picked out these super cute ninja Valentines that came with matching ninja lollipops. While browsing all their Valentine stuff I also found matching bendy ninjas that matched the Valentine cards perfectly. I just had to get them.  We put his Valentines together and they turned out so cute.

Then I found a cute craft kit to make Valentine cookie magnets.  The kit had enough to make a dozen magnets. Plenty for my little ones and my nieces to each make two if they like. The kit came with individually packaged packets that had the base,  foam stickers to decorate the magnet, and individual packs of glitter. It also came with the sticky back magnets to finish the project. The project was easy enough that even the littlest ones could do it but came with enough items that it let the older kids express their creativity.

Also while skimming through the Valentine stuff, I was trying to find a decoration or two for Valentine’s day . That’s when I came across the cutest sign.  I’ve not seen anything like it before. I thought it was funny.  When I opened the box I couldn’t help but giggle. I didn’t know what my hubby would think about it.  I figured it would be a decoration for our bedroom.  He laughed when he saw it. When I told him I wanted to put it in the bedroom he said “no you gotta put it where people are going to see it more often, that’s funny”  So we decided we’re going to put it in our family room.

I always put little things together to give all the kids for Valentine’s Day. Just something small.  I found these cute Peanuts canvas bags that are perfect to fill with treats or whatever you want.  I was thinking of making some candy or caramel apples with heart sprinkles on them, packaging them in cellophane and putting them in these bags to give the kids.

Last but not least, my daughter’s Valentines she picked out.  She wanted these ones because they came with glow-in-the-dark bracelets.  I thought the star theme was cute.  I made the mistake of leaving some of the stuff in the box until we were ready for it. I went to work and my daughter was home with the hubby in the  morning.  When I came home I saw a long glowing line on the floor. My daughter got into a pack of the glow bracelets broke them all to light them and connected them all together. Thankfully she didn’t “need” them for school she just wanted to give some to her brothers and her cousins. There was still one pack left. As I was trying to put one together for the picture the stick got caught on the slit and popped so it started glowing. I realized…wow had she needed these for school they would never make it. If they had to be put together and put in a backpack they’d all be busted and glowing before they even got to school.  These would be better served as a party favor for a birthday party (think magic wand) OR keep the bracelets in the box and let the child pass out the bracelets as they hand out out the paper valentine part.

There are lots of fun Valentine items to choose from at Oriental Trading.  What would you like to received from Oriental Trading for Valentine’s Day?  What is your favorite item I reviewed here?

I received the above mentioned products at no cost in order to complete an honest review. Any opinions expressed are my own.