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    Today On ExperimentalHomesteader.com – June 3, 2015 there are a number of new product reviews and blog posts. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post so you don’t miss out on any of the posts. As I am sure you noticed, I am still finding it difficult to find the time every day to post – and sometimes even when I do post, this daily collection of new posts does not get updated. There are a number of other ways to stay on top of new posts – our newsletter, Facebook page or even Bloglovin’.

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    I have been really busy over the past month so I hope many of you have continued to check back on a regular basis to see what is new on the different areas of the site. In case you have not, or for those of you who do not know, here are all the new articles that are up. I would also like to invite you to come subscribe to my YouTube Channel! My goal is to reach 1,000 subscribers!

    I know that many of you check out my site on a regular basis – and I thank you for that. There are a total of 8 sections on this blog not counting the TV pages which I have not been able to update due to a lack of technical knowledge since Jerry passed away. I maintain this blog alone and some days getting all the product reviews, blog articles, YouTube videos posted and social media it is all I can do and I just neglect to update this page. I am sorry for that. I am one person – not an excuse – the truth. The navigation bar is at the top of the page, but to simplify here are the sites with clickable links –

    Experimental Homesteader  – fashion, beauty, prepping, health, children, entertainment, general home articles, product reviews and more.

    Animal Husbandrygoats, poultry, dogs, cats, horses, sheep, rabbits, product reviews and all things animal related.

    Crafty Creationscrafts including Cricut, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug and natural crafts, free printables, distillation and aromatherapy, decorating, product reviews and more.

    Elegant Cookingrecipes, tips, product reviews and more.

    Food Preservationcanning, dehydrating, freezing, tips and product reviews.

    Exotic Gardening Thoughtseverything gardening including product reviews.

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    For those of you who are true gardening addicts, don’t forget to check out our sister site Exotic Gardening. I’ve been over there some doing some updates and those updates will continue. Mostly the site is just photos right now that showcase the different gardens here. Some of the photos have captions that explain what is happening and some do not but if you truly love gardening, I am sure you are going to love the site.

    Now I would like to share with you some articles of mine that were recently published on other sites. I hope you will check them out and leave a comment or even share them on your social media sites.

     

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    I recently started writing for a new site Cheap Eats & Thrifty Crafts. My first article was Easy Easter Crafts for Budget-Friendly Table Setting Ideas.

     

    This Valentine’s Day I decided to make Homemade Chocolates and Embroidered Wrappers. Find out how easy this is to do by reading the article!

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    1 Day ‘Til Christmas: Holiday Table Setting Ideas is my newest article on Parade.com. The tips I share are useable throughout the year, so be sure to check it out.

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    Decorating our home to match the season is fun – but it can get expensive.

    Recycling materials from older décor ideas or finding supplies at rummage sales or thrift shops is one way to cut our costs. Another way is to use coupons. Most craft supply stores offer 40% to 50% off on a regular basis – and be sure to check out their clearance aisles which can save you as much as 90% off the retail price.

    Get creative and think about unique ways to upcycle what you already have and remember to ask friends or family for things they no longer want.

    “NEW PARADE.COM POST: FALL IS HERE! Give your home that lovely, autumnal feel with a luxurious twist with these budget-saving, eye-catching tips from Sheri Ann Richerson. From tips on how to recycle old home decorations year after year to learning what to invest in and what to get for a few bucks, read award-winning author Sheri’s article here.”

     

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    It’s easy to create a colorful, centerpiece for Mardi Gras with just a few flowers, beads and Mardi Gras style decorations such as a Fleur de Les and feather mask. Learn how to go about making this colorful bouquet because even though Mardi Gras is over for another year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t collect ideas for next year – or even create this Elegant, Easy, DIY Mardi Gras Centerpiece for everyday use.

     

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    Valentine’s Day is all about love and romance. A homemade bath gift basket filled with soap, bath salt and a pillar candle in matching scents is an ideal gift for the one you love.

    Nothing pampers you quite like a long soak in scented bath water while soft candlelight gently flickers in the room. Choosing or making a gift basket with paper roses adds even more romance and is the perfect keepsake.

    Create the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift Basket – and don’t be fooled into thinking that is the only day this lovely heart-shaped gift basket would be appreciated! It is perfect for so many occasions.

     

     

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    Making your own bath salts is fun and easy. It is the perfect gift – especially for Valentine’s Day. All it takes is a container to put the ingredients in, essential oils, baking soda, sea salt and Epsom salt. For people who are sensitive to scent, skip the essential oils and give it as an unscented bath salt. You can add other items such as dried flower petals or herbs if you wish.

    Here is the tutorial for the Valentine’s Day Bath Salts I put into the gift basket above but of course you could make these for yourself or give them in a glass jar instead.

     

     

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    Are you wondering where I found the cute guest soaps to put in the gift basket above? I made them – and you can too!

    Soap making is a fun and economical craft that the young and old alike can enjoy. Custom made soap – especially for special occasions or holidays such as Valentine’s Day – is a great way to customize a gift basket or create that extra special gift that the recipient can use as a decoration or get use out of.

    Find out how easy it is in my Valentine’s Day Homemade Soap: Tips & Tricks article.

     

     

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    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we all know finding that perfect gift isn’t always easy. This year, why not make a memorable keepsake etched glass vase? Or maybe there is a wedding in your near future. What about an etched glass unity vase?

    DIY Valentine’s Day Etched Glass Vase is my latest article on Parade.com – this is a really easy technique that creates a truly special gift. I hope you check out the article.

     

     

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    First up is an article published today on Parade.com – Step by Step Tutorial: DIY Pillar Candle – Pillar candles are fun and easy to make! Plus, there are so many ways you can customize them with dried flowers, ribbons or even by engraving them. Of course, they are beautiful as just plain pillars if that is your preference. Candles – especially handmade candles – make great gifts, especially for Valentine’s Day. You can give the candles an enticing scent – adds a touch of romance to a gift basket, or even just gift the candle alone as a thoughtful, homemade gift! Be sure to follow the link for step-by-step instructions.

    I’ve been writing some articles that are now published on the San Francisco Gate Home Guides by Demand Media site. Here are links to those articles.

    Varieties of Vine Vegetables – Vegetables that vine are ideal for growing vertically on a stake, trellis, cage or fence. This saves space, makes harvesting easier and adds an element of privacy to the garden. Pests that cannot climb, such as slugs or snails, and diseases caused by contact with wet soil are not a problem for vertical vegetables either. The vegetables have a nicer appearance once they form, plus the vines provide some shade and wind protection for the rest of the garden.

    Leaf Disease in Orchids – Leaf disease in orchids is a widespread problem due to the rapid sharing of plants and increase in importation. The problem begins at the growers with the propagation of diseased stock. The leaf diseases continue to spread at nurseries and florists due to the close proximity of the plants. Rapid and accurate diagnosis, prevention and destruction of diseased stock is essential. Everyone who grows or sells orchids must take action to prevent the further spread of leaf disease.

    How to Plant Peas in a Damp Towel Overnight in the Fridge – Pea plants withstand hard frost and soil temperatures of 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and the harvested peas that have undergone these cool conditions taste sweeter. However, cool soil slows germination rates. The use of paper towels and a fridge solves this problem. Once the seeds are germinated, peas grow very well under cool soil conditions.

     

     

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    Disclosure/Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I received many of the products mentioned in these blog posts for free or at a reduced price in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. This blog is written by Sheri Ann Richerson. Any guest posts are clearly marked with the guest authors name! All photos and blog posts are copyright. Do not republish any of the photos or blog posts without written consent. Sharing on social media is fine. Thank you for understanding!
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    Today On ExperimentalHomesteader.com – May 5, 2015 there are a number of new product reviews and blog posts. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post so you don’t miss out on any of the posts. As I am sure you noticed, I am still finding it difficult to find the time every day to post – and sometimes even when I do post, this daily collection of new posts does not get updated. There are a number of other ways to stay on top of new posts – our newsletter, Facebook page or even Bloglovin’.

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    I have been really busy over the past month so I hope many of you have continued to check back on a regular basis to see what is new on the different areas of the site. In case you have not, or for those of you who do not know, here are all the new articles that are up. I would also like to invite you to come subscribe to my YouTube Channel! My goal is to reach 1,000 subscribers!

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    William Wang Designs Birthstone Color Pendant Necklace With Swarovski Crystal Set In Platinum – I’m not big on jewelry mainly because I want pieces that are unique – not what everyone else has – so when I heard about William Wang Designs I was interested. This is my second necklace from him and they are both stunning. I am sure I am going to order other pieces from his collection, but I want to share this video with you so you too can see the craftsmanship in each piece. Read more –

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    How to Care For Leather #leatherconditioner – Leather has been a popular material from the time it was first turned into material and keeping it in good condition by using a #leatherconditioner is important. Leather is a beautiful, longwearing, breathable, natural fabric that has multiple uses, i.e., clothing, shoes, furniture, luggage, and vehicle interiors. This valuable fabric is an investment that will last for years if it is treated with care. Owners want to know how to correctly clean leather products because leather can be quickly ruined if handled incorrectly. This can be costly – so knowing the proper way to care for your leather items from the moment you get them is essential. I personally love the feel of leather clothing. Read more –

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    #LiveInfinitely Forever Fused Infusion Water Bottle – I love the #LiveInfinitely Forever Fused Infusion Water Bottle – and here is why. Infusion water bottles are not all the same. Yes, they do the same thing basically, but they work differently. The #LiveInfinitely Forever Fused Infusion Water Bottle holds the fruit, spices or herbs at the bottom of the bottle instead of at the top so all of your water gets infused with flavor, not just the top. I like this a lot because instead of having to either remove the contents to keep from dealing with them when I pour the water or risk them falling into my glass, I can just keep reusing the contents and pouring fresh water over them. Read more –

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    Changing My Hairstyle With The Kisspat Turquoise Ombre Dip Dyed Hair Extension – I am in love with the Kisspat Turquoise Ombre Dip Dyed Hair Extension that I received. The way the green and blue colors gradually change is beyond awesome – and the color looks great with my natural dark hair, my skin and my blue eyes. It is one extra wide piece that comes with 5 clips that are so easy to put in and take out of your hair. My husband – who has never done this – had no problem figuring out how to put this in my hair. I can do it myself but felt it might be easier to do a video with him putting them in my hair. Read more –

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    National Parks Offer Great Appeal for Nature Lovers #KidstoParks Day – The 5th annual National Park Trust Kids to Parks Day will take place May 16th at local and national parks all over the U.S. All you have to do to participate is to gather up your family and head to a local or national park. No matter where you live there are a number of organized events you can find out about simply by visiting the Natural Park Trust Kids To Parks Day website. This would be a great day to have a family reunion as well since there are so many activities going on at parks all across the United States. For those who live or may be visiting Seattle Washington, it is probably quite impossible not to notice the beautiful scenery that surrounds this great town. I can think of few cities in America that are so strategically located to take advantage of the best of nature. Not only are the surroundings lovely, but the climate is also very mild for most of the year. The drawback for some is the rain as it rains about 50 percent of the time in this city. Read more –

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    Product Review: Apple MFI Certified #ChromoLightning Cable – I learned as soon as I received my iPhone 5 that one Apple MFi Certified Lightning to USB Cable was not going to be enough. Let’s face it, iPhone batteries run down fast so you need to be prepared to charge your phone at home or on-the-go. I hated carrying my main iPhone cord with me when I went out mainly because it eventually broke – and then I had to get a new one. So when I was offered a chance to try the #ChromoLightning to USB Cable, I accepted. Read more –

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    #Investig8 Mobile Forensic Software Product Review – Just call me nosy – or paranoid – but if you live in my house you best not be keeping any secrets from me and this is why I wanted to test the #Investig8 Mobile Forensic Software. Madea has it right that you get privacy when you move out and pay your own bills. In the meantime I will snoop. It’s for your own protection – and my peace of mind. There are predators out there – and they are darn good at hiding what they are especially to innocent children or teenagers who think they know-it-all. Then there is the spouse – but keep in mind when you start snooping though the stuff of an adult you are possibly going into an area that could have legal consequences. Read more –

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    Choose The #bestPowerInveter – Prepper friends we all know there is more than one use for the #bestPowerInveter – and one of those uses is off-grid power. Power Inverters are very useful for all kinds of emergency situations such as when the grid goes down, for camping, when your vehicle stalls depending on the reason it stalls or extreme weather. You can connect this one of two ways – simply plug it into your cigarette lighter or hook it directly to your vehicles battery the same way you would jumper cables. Read more –

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    Depend Silhouette Active Fit #underwareness – I’ve had bladder leakage issues since I was 23 but I did not talk about it after all #underwareness was not a popular topic of conversation amoung the 20 year-olds I knew. However, something changed in my body after giving birth to my twin boys and the bladder leakage began. I had heard of Depend so bought some. They were like a big diaper back then but what else could I do. I chose to stay home, avoid people and feel ashamed that I could not control my bladder. Over the years Depend has changed and the topic of #underwarenss has gained popularity! NO longer it is something hide – there are options and people do understand! I recently bought a package of the Depend Silhouette Active Fit and I must say people can’t tell you are wearing them even under tight fitting clothes. Read more –

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    Gourmet Caramel Candy Product Review + Giveaway #caramelcandy – As many of you know I make my own #caramelcandy. I like the rich, buttery taste – and frankly that is hard to find when you buy it. That is why I was so excited to try the Gourmet Caramel Candy from NomNom Delights. They offer six flavors: original, fleur de sel (sea salt), chocolate sea salt, rum, coffee and cranberry (seasonal flavor). I received the original flavor and the first thing my tastebuds picked up on was the rich buttery flavor. The second thing I noticed was the rich, chewiness – just like what I would make at home. Read more –

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    Product Review: Sublime Sampler – This super cute Sublime Sampler box contains 3-5 generous portions of the following products: Collagen Serum, Collagen Mask, Retinol Serum with Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Serum, Glycolic Serum, Vitamin C SPF30 Day Cream, Organic Oils for Face, Cellulite Whisperer Gel and Lotion – both organic. This is a great way to test the products to see if you like them, find out how they react to your skin and if they work the way you want them to before buying a full size product. I have found that I am getting more than 5 uses out of some of these products because a little is going a long way – but that depends on how thickly you use them – and how frequently. Read more –

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    Natural Insecticide for People and Pets #naturalbugrepellent – I hate mosquitos but refuse to use anything that is not a #naturalbugrepellant so when I heard about Sweetly Citron I wanted to try it. I had tried a lot of other brands and frankly Sweetly Citron is the best smelling bug repellent I have come across. Sometimes you don’t just need natural insecticide for your yard, garden, and home. You also need it for yourself and your pets. You want to avoid the aggravation and even the disease that can come from bug bites – especially with West Nile Virus being such an issue. You just don’t want to put unnatural chemicals on your body that might cause another kind of harm. This is why any #naturalbugrepellent I use must be DEET free and thankfully Sweetly Citron is! Read more –

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    Product Review: Sphere #iceballtray – Different is good and I wanted to try the sphere #iceballtray because of that very reason – and I am sure I will use them for more than just ice balls. I love the round shape and the smaller ice ball size. I imagine filling these with herbs and flowers in the spring and summer then topping the plant material off with water. I think they will look gorgeous in glasses and punch bowls. The spheres the #iceballtray produce are smaller in size but this is ok. They fit into kids glasses easily unlike the larger ones. Read more –

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    How to Choose the BBQ That Is Right for You #Yummsbbqmat – No matter what kind of food you want to barbeque, there is a barbecue out there that is perfect for your needs and budget but while you are concentrating on the grill itself be sure to pick up some #Yummsbbqmat. Now I have tried a lot of brands of grill mats. Let’s face it, who wants to spend their time cleaning their grill instead of enjoying it? Yumms BBQ Grill Mats are the best there is as far as I am concerned and I will tell you why I believe this in just a little while. Read more –

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    Best Premium Zester Grater Product Review #spsupplies – I’m always doing something in the kitchen that calls for zest of this or for some spice or other item to be grated, so I wanted to try the Best Premium Zester Grater from #spsupplies. The very day it arrived I found I needed lemon zest for a recipe. I intended to cut up the rest of the lemon to put in my infuser bottle anyway, so the timing was perfect. I washed my lemon, dried it off and started grating it – on camera – and I have to tell you I was shocked at how well the Best Premium Zester Grater from #spsupplies worked. Zesting that lemon took no time at all – and the zest was super fine. I saved the excess and dried it so I had some on hand. Absolutely this item zests better than the one I bought. I am very pleased with it. I literally felt like I was not working at doing the zesting but just sliding the zester grater along on the top of the lemon. Read more –

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    How To Maximize The Health Benefits Of Matcha Green Tea Powder – Whether you are trying to lose weight or improve your health in general, drinking several cups of matcha green tea per day can help. Matcha green tea powder is good for you in part because of the effect of L-Theanine as a natural mood enhancer. Organic matcha tea is the best as far as I am concerned however I am guilty of not drinking enough matcha tea because I am not that fond of green tea. I liked the idea that this organic matcha green tea powder was ok to add to food. I certainly could use the benefits of increased memory, concentration and relaxation of the mind that you get from the effects of the L-Theanine found in matcha tea. Organic matcha green tea is the next best thing to a warm cup of hot chocolate to sooth and clam you, especially in the winter months. Read more –

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    Product Review: Prep’d Stainless Steel Chef’s Fork by DC Homewares #roastingmeat – I bought one Prep’s Stainless Steel Chef’s Fork for #roastingmeat and received the other for review. I really like this chef’s fork. It is large, the stainless steel tiness are very sturdy and the handle is comfortable in my hand. It makes turning a large – or small – piece of meat easy. I prefer to use it to scoop up the meat from underneath and move it to a platter but my husband uses the tines to poke and turn the meat. I do not do it this way because I know every time a hole is put in the meat more juices escape. We used it on the grill but it would work just as easily indoors. Read more –

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    Product Review: XANADU 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum and Foundation Primer #isaprofessional – I was really excited to get the bottle of XANADU 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum and Foundation Primer from #isaprofessional. I wasn’t worried about wrinkles but loved the fact that it was supposed to brighten skin and had Vitamin E to moisturize. I also liked that it contained rose extract which soothes skin and has a delightful scent that I like. This serum is also good for combating wrinkles and dark spots. The hyaluronic acid captures and holds up to 1000 times its volume in moisture to your skin. I also liked the fact it was made from organic botanical extracts. Read more – 

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    #ABCDLipBalmOrganic SPF 15 Product Review – I use a lot of peppermint lip balm – and frankly prefer organic so when I heard about #ABCDLipBalmOrganic brand I wanted to try it. I have to say I am impressed. It is better than what I make – because it retains its solidness better and is actually smoother. Unlike my usual brand this one has an SPF 15 rating so it does protect my lips from the damaging UV rays which is important because I spent most of my summer days outdoors working in my garden. Read more –

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    How to Apply Makeup Using The Beauty Blender Makeup Sponge – Women use makeup to enhance their natural beauty and the Beauty Blender Makeup Sponge insures a smooth, even application that looks natural. Following the makeup tips below will help you will learn how to apply the perfect makeup for all occasions. Always start your makeup regimen by washing your face with a a gentle cleanser that does not dry out the skin. Then follow up with a moisturizer appropriate for your skin type and your age. Makeup application sponges are great for applying moisturizer and working it into your skin. Cover your clothing with a towel to protect it while you do your makeup application and be sure to tie your hair back so it does not get in the way. Read more – 

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    Selfie Advertising Is Easy With The #celfiestick – Selfie Advertising – especially on Instagram is the hot new thing to do and the #celfiestick can help. However using the #celfiestick to take a photo while using a second phone to selfie that action is difficult! I think I needed two #celfiesticks for that task! The extendable length and the bluetooth pairing are great! I love that I can get my phone far enough away from me – a full 36.5 inches – to get a good shot and that the bluetooth connection is reliable. I have not missed one shot since I got this #celfiestick and it is a lot more stable than the other one I have. Read more –

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    Dreft #AmazingHood Family Journey – Babies go through a lot of changes in their first years and the Dreft #Amazinghood line of laundry care products are designed to go through those stages with your babies washable items. When my oldest daughter was born, we used our regular laundry detergent to wash her bedding and clothing. Three days after she came home from the hospital we noticed red splotches all over her body. Being a first time mother I had no idea how important it was to use a laundry soap designed for baby’s sensitive skin. I took her to the pediatrician and he said to use Dreft to wash her clothing. I did not know Dreft was the #1 baby laundry detergent choice of pediatricians nor that it was the #1 dermatologist recommended brand for baby clothes. In fact, Dreft has been a trusted brand for more than 80 years! That made me feel good! Read more –

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    Sturdy, Durable #germinationtray For Seed Starting – I love the Ramini Brands #GerminationTray 3 Seeder Pots and here is why. I have been planting from seed since 1998 and over the years have used a lot of different types of plastic seed starting trays. I have also worked in a nursery transplanting seedlings into plastic seed trays and I have to say these 3 Seeder Germination Trays are the best I have used. Read more –

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    The 10 Child Safety Devices You Need in Your Home #purplesafety – Magnetic Baby Safety Locks from #purplesafety are an essential item to have when it comes to childproofing your home – or the home of someone where your child is a frequent visitor. Did you know that you can childproof your home for a fraction of what it would cost to have a professional do it? Plus it isn’t that hard. Child safety devices are available at hardware stores, baby equipment shops, supermarkets, drug stores, home and linen stores, and online. I found the Magnetic Baby Safety Locks from #purplesafety on Amazon.com, placed the order and within a couple of days they were here. Of course, safety locks for your cabinets are not the only items you need to childproof your home. Here are 10 child safety devices that I recommend you use to help prevent injuries to young children. Read more –

    Home Canning Supplies #canningset12 – The option of many people today is to do home canning and for this process you need to get home canning supplies and for this I suggest the Bellemain 6 Piece Canning Tool Set #canningset12. You can buy these things individually if you prefer. For the beginners who have not tried their hands in home canning, it is always better to buy the home canning supplies as a kit. In this kit all those things that are essential for home canning are included. This will contain all the essentials such as canner, strainer, lid lifter, masher, stands and spatulas. You have to get ready the canning jars too with proper lids. Read more –

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    Product Review: #avashowerfilter – The #avashowerfilter says is filters 99.9% of Chlorine, Algae, Dirt, Fluoride, Lead, Chloramine, Bacteria, Arsenic, Chromium, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Mercury and Heavy Metals plus many more chemicals. It also says the #avashowerfilter also reduces scum build-up using kdf. I did not have a water test run so I cannot absolutely say it did remove all these items but what I can say is it did remove something – and here is how I know. We bought this house in August 2004. I have complained about the water “burning” my skin since the night we moved in. After the shower filter was installed and every since the water has not “burnt” my skin. In fact the water has a “softer” feel to it and I can stand to soak in the tub as long as I fill the tub with my shower head. My dad had suspected the problem was the copper pipes in the house – and possibly he was right. Someone else said because we lived right next door to the water treatment plant we got a stronger dose of chemicals in our water. All I know is the #avashowerfilter has made it possible for me to enjoy taking a bath. Read more – 

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    How to Pack a Zero Waste Lunch Bag #perfectsandwich – You may be concerned with all the waste that seems to go with the territory of packing school lunches however I have found the #perfectsandwich from ContainThis! and it is sure to help with some of that waste by keeping sandwiches fresh instead of letting them get soggy. Packaging, plastic flatware, juice boxes, and other sundries have some parents concerned about how much waste they are generating on a daily basis. Here are some tips for packing a lunch bag with zero waste. Read more –

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    Product Review: 1AVCenter #screenrecorder – With 1AVCenter you can record, broadcast, and make remote surveillance of any source of video and audio of your PC. Now many of you know my main computer is an iMac and this software is Windows only – however there is a way around that but I am not going to talk about that right now. Instead I opted to install this software on my laptop which is Windows based. One of the things I was interested in doing is live broadcasting to my blog. While we have not figured out at this time exactly how – or if – we can do that, we have done other things such as rip video from YouTube. Read more –

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    #RepairMOVFiles The Easy Way With SF Ware Repair – As a blogger I take a lot of videos – and let’s face it, files get corrupted – so when I heard about the SF Ware #ReapairMOVFiles program I wanted to give it a try. I cannot keep all of my MOV files on my computer and it is a known fact that when you transfer a file things happen. Sometimes a computer will shut down due to a sudden power outage or surge and even if you have a battery backup as I do sometimes that does not give you enough time to stop the transfer. Computers can loose their connection to an external connected device which interrupts the transfer or the hard drive on the computer can crash if it is damaged and that is why you are trying to transfer your MOV files. Read more –

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    Product Review: Red Rock Organic Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer For Sensitive Skin – I prefer organic beauty products to any other kind which is why I wanted to try the Red Rock Organic Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer and I was thrilled when I saw it was for sensitive skin, which I have. Making sure your skin is the correct pH is important and this product restores your natural pH to 5.5. I also liked the fact that this product was good for more than just anti-aging. It helps relieve dry, cracked, rough skin, itchy skin, red skin, rashes, sun burn and dermatitis. It absorbs easily into your skin and does not leave a greasy feel plus you can use it on your entire body, not just your face. Read more – 

    Product Review: Comfy Nest Memory Foam Bath Mat – When I ordered this, it looked nice – and I needed a bath mat never did I dream the Comfy Nest Memory Foam Bath Mat would feel so luxurious on my bare feet! The memory foam really is ultra thick and I love the soft velvet surface! The non-slip backing really works and the fibers are highly absorbent – yet somehow the bath mat dries quickly. To say I am impressed is an understatement – I have paid more than this and got something of a way lesser value! Read more –

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    Tips and Guide to Installing Recessed Lighting – For those who have recessed lighting installed in strategic locations around the house it can transform the entire ambiance of the property. If you have just a little bit of knowhow and a few basic tools, it really is relatively simple to install. In the event you don’t have either then you are highly advised to pay a professional to complete the job for you, but if you are quite the handy person then why not have access to a go yourself. Read more –

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    #AmiGami Monkey And Giraffe Product Review – I had the opportunity to trial an #AmiGami. I had not heard of them before and neither had my daughter or granddaughter but they looked cute. My granddaughter thought they were cool too so ai signed up. After all trailing products is about reviewing the newest items on the market. When the box that contained the #AmiGami arrived I was thrilled. I loved the brightly colored box the two toys came in – and the kits looked way awesome. I wanted to play with them but I was hoping to get to see my granddaughter Trinity so I put it off. Read more –

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    Product Review: Premium Transfer Paper Tape #angelcraftpaper – I love that this premium transfer paper tape from #angelcraftpaper works with adhesive vinyl from Provo Craft Cricut vinyl, Silhouette Cameo or Portrait vinyl, Pazzles and more! When a company makes a versatile product like this I take notice and I am sure most crafters do too – after all it is a well known fact many of us have more than one machine. The things that stood out to me about this transfer paper was the amount that you get. This roll is 12 inches wide and 8 feet long plus it works with both indoor and outdoor vinyl. Read more –

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    #Alite Advanced LED Grow Light Product Review – I had been wanted to try an LED Grow Light for some time – but after Jerry passed away and my greenhouse was destroyed with hail, I felt so depressed I started avoiding my plants altogether. I was lucky to water them once a month in the winter. In the summer I set them outside and let nature handle the situation. I lost a lot of plants too – and the ones that did survive looked real bad. After getting some help for my depression my enthusiastic attitude has started to return – and so when I saw the #Alite Advanced LED Grow Light I wanted to see if it could help the plants I still had. Read more –

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    Decorate Your Home With LED Candles – First let me say I love using candles in my home decorating. I love their scent, the flickering romantic light and the overall appearance of candles. Te problem is it is not realistic to always use real ones and sometimes the places where they would look best are next to impossible to easily get to. This is why I wanted to try the SELS LED Candles with remote control. I chose the ivory ones even though the color changing and Henna ones were gorgeous because let’s face it, plain ivory candles are versatile and as often as I change my decor – especially in my dining room, I needed something that would go with everything. Read more –

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    Product Review: Biodegradable #peatpots – I’m a huge fan of #peatpots but these Ramini Brands Plant Germination Pots have made me an even bigger fan of them and here is why. First off I use these – and have for years – for planting seeds of plants such as Theobroma cacao that resent root disturbance. I grow a lot of tropical plants that are like that. When you invest in the seeds of these plants you don’t want to go to all the trouble of germinating the seed just to lose the plant during transplanting – and that is where these plant germination pots really shine. Read more –

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    Quench Your Dry Skin’s Thirst With Aubrey Organics Age-Defying Therapy Moisturizer – Aubrey Organics Age-Defying Therapy Moisturizer is an important part of my daily skin care routine. Aubrey Organics preventative moisturizer protects skin from environmental stressors plus it reduces the appearance and depth of wrinkles for a firmer, younger-looking complexion. Sea buckthorn is one of the ingredients in this product and it it a powerful antioxidant. Aubrey Organics Age-Defying Therapy Moisturizer also contains golden seaweed which protects skin from oxidative aggressors like sun and pollution, while carnosine – an amino acid – and milk thistle work synergistically to firm the complexion and smooth fine lines and wrinkles with twice daily use. Until I began using this product, I had dry skin. Winter always left my skin itchy, dry and flaky I knew a moisturizer could help with that but I did not want to smear a bunch of chemicals on my face – then I heard about Aubrey Organics. As you probably know, the top layer of skin is dead. This is why exfoliating the skin is important. The layers below supply your skin with the moisture — water, oils and salt — that it needs. Moisture is constantly lost through evaporation even under the best conditions. When you bring in the winter winds, low humidity, and dry indoor heat the skin’s water loss is greatly increased. That is why moisturizers applied to the skin play such an important role. Remember that even the summer sun can affect your skin so using a moisturizer such as Aubrey Organics Age-Defying Therapy Moisturizer with Sea Buckthorn is important. Read more –

    EBay Apprentice Program #howtoebay – I have been a seller on eBay on and off since it began. Every seller knows there are tips and tricks to getting ahead. The eBay Apprentice Course on Udemy caught my eye because it has been some time since I have sold anything on eBay and a refresher course on #howtoebay was what I needed. I have a lot of stuff here I would like to get rid of and eBay seems easier than dealing with a garage sale. This course in broken down into 19 different sections – and I like that. The course is available for as long as I ever want it. Read more –

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    Product Review: 2-in-1 Mobile Phone Car Mount #easytechmount – I have been on the hunt for an easy to use, secure mobile phone car mount since getting my iPhone 3 many years ago. None of the ones I have ever looked at suited me. Let’s face it, iPhones are expensive especially when you are like me and need one with all the extra memory so the last thing you need is a broken phone from a mobile phone car mount that wasn’t capable of handling the weight of your phone.When I was offered the #easytechmount I looked it over and decided it suited me. It looked secure. It had two mounting options – windshield or dashboard and it installed in seconds without needing tools. I decided I would give this device a try. Read more –

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    #HB30P41CUSB304Port USB 3.0 4-Port Hub with 5V1.5Amp Charging Product Review – With all the electronic devices I have, there are never enough USB charging ports to suffice which is why when I was offered this 4-Port Super Speed USB 3.0 hub I accepted. This port has transfer rates up to 5Gbps which is really fast and works on both a PC and Mac. I have mine hooked up the my iMac but have used it on my PC too. Read more –

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    Know Your Muscles And How To Get Rid Of Pain With Compression Sleeves – When you feel pain in your muscles, whether due to a hard gym workout, a basketball game, hard labor, or due to an unexpected muscle injury, make sure you pay attention. Sometimes all that is needed is some calf compression sleeves such as the ones from Fitness Foundations but that is not always the case. This is why you should not ignore the pain because it could be a warning sign that something is seriously wrong with your body. Immediate action, usually via consultation with a doctor, will be a great help in preventing additional injuries or lessening the complications of an existing injury.It is a fact that there are about 650 muscles in the human body which comprise about half of our total body weight. The last thing any of use want to happen is to have those muscles injected. Read more –

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    Product Review: Sublime Beauty Face Whisperer Day Cream with Argireline – Talk about elegant – that is the overall packaging look of the Sublime Beauty Face Whisperer Day Cream with Argireline. Given the fact that Argireline is known as the natural botox it is no wonder this product comes so exquisitely packaged. It is said if you use this product for a month it will give you a smoother face – and while I cannot say that since I have not been using this product that long, I can say it reduces fine lines – and I know this because I tried it on my hands which are very dry. Read more – 

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    A Short Guide To Aromatherapy #foxbrim – When you smell something nice, such as an appealing perfume, or a tasty dish being cooked in the kitchen, or fresh cut roses set in a vase full of cold water, that smell give you a good feeling inside? These good feelings created by pleasing aromas are the basis for the art of aromatherapy. People who practice aromatherapy believe that the scent a person smells can induce the body to stimulate its ability to heal itself. Depending on the kind of scent or combination of scents that are inhaled or absorbed through the skin, the scent activates the immune system of the body, making it more capable of fighting invading microorganisms that cause disease and boosting its strength. Read more –

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    How To Do Body Wrap At-Home #loveseaweed – A body wrap is a beauty treatment that helps you tone up and tighten your body, improve your body circulation and detoxify your body. There are many spas that offer different types of body wraps like chocolate, aloe vera, organic seaweed powder, etc. Body wraps basically work in two stages through absorption and squeezing. By wrapping the body, the pores get opened and fluids are extracted or absorbed by the wrap. This stage is called the absorption stage of the body wrap. Once the fluids are extracted, empty pockets are left in between the cells that when squeezed together, makes the body thinner and leaner than before. Read more –

    Product Review: Live Ultimate Camu Camu Berry Night Cream Anti-Aging Moisturizer – As we age many of us begin looking for ways to keep our youthful appearance, fight the signs of aging and stop the wrinkles in their tracks. I have been trying out a lot of new products lately such as the Live Ultimate Camu Camu Berry Night Cream Anti-Aging Moisturizer. I prefer to use organic or plant-based products so when I saw the Live Ultimate brand used a combination of over 15 specialized plant extracts I got excited and wanted to give it a try. The other criteria I have is that any beauty product I try has to be either scent-free or lightly scented with natural ingredients – and the Live Ultimate Camu Camu Berry Night Cream Anti-Aging Moisturizer meets that criteria. Read more –

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    Product Review: #MaxasorbD3Cream – This bottle of #MaxasorbD3Cream contains 1,000 IU of vitamin D3 per measured dose which is great. Best of all that measured dose only requires one pump. I took it to my doctor when I received it because she requested I do so with any type of vitamin, etc. until we knew what was going on with me medically. She said this would be fine for me to use and might actually help me. She said she had not taken my D3 levels but this was a vitamin lots of people – especially menopausal women or those past this stage did not get enough of. Read more –

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    Product Review: Heaven’s Bliss Detangling Brush – I had never heard of a detangling brush until I was offered this one from Heaven’s Bliss. Growing up my hair tangled a lot and my mother would just use a brush to rip the hair out or cut it out – so I thought that was what you did. When a brush would not go through my hair and remove the tangle, I would just get the scissors. So naturally when I was offered this one, I thought why not? Maybe there is a better way. After all ripping your hair out is painful – never mind the damage it does to your hair. Read more –

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    Product Review: #artsandcraftsbox Organizer – I have lots of little craft items that need their own home – like my drawing pencils and supplies – so I chose the #artsandcraftsbox to keep those items in. When the organizer arrived it was the perfect size for my drawing pencils. I put in what I currently have and there is lots of room for more. It is small enough I could put in a deep drawer if I wanted or a cabinet. It could also sit on my craft table and not take up much room at all. Read more –

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    #sixpiecespongitbrushes Product Review – I think this #sixpiecespongitbrushes set is pretty awesome. I wanted it mainly to spread glues, paints or other sticky items but also thought the would work perfectly for blending chalk, paint and mixing ink colors. The 6-piece set is double-sided and the foam brushes are circular. One side felt slightly thicker than the other side. Read more –

    How to Make Losing Weight A Little Easier With Extra Strength Garcinia Cambogia – Slim down with extra strength Omega Soul NEW 80% HCA Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract 100% Pure Herbal Carb Bocker and Weight Loss Supplement plus have full time energy! Starting a weight loss diet is one of the easiest things a person can do. Staying with it, well, that is another thing entirely. There are so many reasons that people just can’t seem to stay with their weight loss attempts. Many people think there is a magic pill they can take and the weight will just melt away. First of all, there is no such miracle pill – and if that is what you want – the extra strength Garcina Cambogia is not going to help. Supplements help by reducing your appetite and giving you more energy but the bottom line is you have to get off the couch, exercise, drink water and change your eating habits if you eat more junk food than healthy food. Read more – 

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    Product Review: #LATHERANDWOOD After-Shave Balm/Lotion – I chose the #LATHERANDWOOD After-Shave balm/lotion in the unscented for my husband. I knew he did not use these types of products but thought once he tried one he might like it. He tired it and said he did not notice a cooling feeling but it did calm irritation and did eliminate razor burn. He does use a sensitive skin shaving cream so that is another reason I chose this product. He said it did make his skin feel better and did relive some of the irritation and burning sensation. Read more –

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    Product Review: Supernova Orion Ultimate Survival Rechargeable LED Lantern and #OrionPowerBank – Let’s face it the time to prepare is way before disaster strikes – and even if you think all of us peppers have fallen off the deep end there are always weather emergencies. Hurricanes, snow storms, heavy rains and the like that can take down the grid on a short-term basis. So what are you to do? Cell phones lose their charge quickly. Candles are great but not always appropriate especially if you have pets or small children that could knock them over on accident. Well, I am here to tell you I have the perfect solution – the Supernova Orion Ultimate Survival Rechargeable LED Lantern and #OrionPowerBank – and here is why. Read more –

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    #PaulsPremium Happy Fingers Review + Giveaway – I don’t know about you but I am a disaster in the kitchen when it comes to using knives. I cut myself – no matter how careful I am. When I heard about #PaulsPremium Happy Fingers I really wanted to try them – and I got lucky enough to do just that. First let me say – no pun intended – they really do fit like a glove. They fit absolutely perfectly in fact. I am super thrilled with how well they fit. What I am more thrilled with however is they really do protect your fingers from cuts. Read more –

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    10 Child Safety Devices You Need in Your Home – Child proofing your home is a great way to make sure babies and toddlers remain safe. It is not a replacement for adult supervision or teaching them what they should and should not do. It is just a precaution because as we all know babies and toddlers are curious. They are fast once they learn to crawl and walk but during the time they are learning accidents happen. This is why child proofing your home is so important. Did you know that you can childproof your home for a fraction of what it would cost to have a professional do it? Child safety devices are available at hardware stores, baby equipment shops, supermarkets, drug stores, home and linen stores, and through mail order catalogues. There are many types and styles of products such as the premium edge and corner guard from Bow-Tiger that I just came across while searching for a decent product to safeguard the sharp corners of my interior doorways. Read more –

    Product Review: Number One Nutrition Advanced Probiotic Supplement – This is the second brand of probiotics for women that I have tried. My doctor said a probiotic supplement would be helpful and that is why I decided to try probiotics. I have been under a lot of stress and had stomach issues – in fact I was on two different stomach pills but they were not really helping. I added the probiotic supplement to the mix and I felt better. I was able to eat without burping, feeling full or sick to my stomach and I could finally enjoy my food again. I also might add that I started taking these during the worst part of the cold and flu season. My entire life I found myself catching every cold or virus that came along. I decided it was time to be better prepared for the wintertime bugs, and there were some things I could do to boost my cold and flu defense. Here are some of my ideas. Read more –

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    The Benefits Of Swimming For Fitness #SwimCap – Swimming is one of those exercises that’s hard to hate, since it’s fun and very enjoyable in the hot summer months but sometimes we don’t want to get our ears or hair wet and this is why a swim cap is so important. Most people enjoy a dip in the pool even if it’s just to cool off, so why not turn that dip into some laps as a form of exercise? There are many fitness benefits that one can get from swimming and water is relaxing plus it is easier to exercise in water than on land. If you’re not convinced, keep reading. Read more –

    How To Burn Body Fat Using Pre Workout Thermogenic Super Meta Booster For Weight Loss – In my search for a pre workout fat burner for women and men that was for weight loss, would boost energy and had antioxidants I came across the Omega Soul Thermogenic Super Meta Booster. The drawback was that each capsule contained both caffeine and guarana which can make you jittery especially if you drink a lot of caffeinated beverages. However, I decided to go ahead and try it. I have been dealing with some health issues so every supplement I think about goes to my doctor first for her thoughts and approval. She said this would not hurt me, so go ahead and try it. I did. Losing weight is a big worry for many people. Each year, yet another diet book, exercise plan or fat burning potion is added to the pile in the closet. None of these get-thin-quick gimmicks seem to work, and in some cases, the fat returns in greater numbers than it left. The big question is: how to lose body fat, and how to keep from finding it again. Read more –

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    Product Review: Radha Beauty’s Clearing Serum – Radha Beauty has a 100% pure & natural oils line and a natural skincare line – this is what attracted me to their product plus it is not tested on animals. I like that. They use Eco-friendly packaging and never stop striving to improve their impact on the world which is makes me feel good about supporting their products. I received a bottle of Radha Beauty’s Clearing Serum and I really like this product especially the pump dispenser. That is a nice touch that keeps me from accidentally over using the product. Read more –

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    Sumba Jeans Cotton Capris Pants – Me wearing Capris Pants – who would have ever thought? I remember the one summer when we were kids and my cousin came home from Pennsylvania wearing them. I thought it was so unfashionable and funny. In fact there was no way I was wearing those things! Of course I have never liked shorts. I do not like people looking at my legs and feel they are inappropriate. Jeans have been my year-round pants for 40+ years. But let’s face it, I sweat to death in the summer time when I am outside working. Often my jeans look like they just came out of the washing machine at the end of the day except they are covered in dirt. So this year I decided to try some capris pants. Read more –

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    Stanzino® Women’s V neck Short Sleeve Elastic Waist Maxi Dress – I’m not big into fashion – not since the 1980’s when I was in high school and wanted to dress just like Boy George. I loved his brightly colored outfits – and the uniqueness of them. Of course in real life few of us get to dress that fashionably. After high school I entered college and the wild colors were just not acceptable. Then I married, had kids and got a job – all things that held me back from making my own fashion statement the way I saw fit. Read more – 

    #OralStericlean UV Portable Toothbrush Sanitizer – Whoever heard of sterilizing their toothbrush, right? I thought rinsing it off in hot water when I was done was sufficient. Then I heard about the #OralStericlean UV Portable Toothbrush Sanitizer – and I was curious so I signed up to try one out. The day I started using it, I started with a clean toothbrush. It was time to get rid of my old one anyway. Now you and I both know when you use a new toothbrush your teeth and mouth feel better for a while – but that feeling wears off. I have been using my #OralStericlean UV Portable Toothbrush Sanitizer for a month now and I have to be honest and say that my mouth feels cleaner. Read more –

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    Product Review: #MisolD3 Peppermint Oral Spray – I wanted to try the #MisolD3 Peppermint Oral Spray from InMed Technologies as soon as it came but my doctor said because of my other health issues to bring any type of supplement to her office before I tried it. So that is what I did. She said she had not tested my D3 levels but many people do not get enough vitamin D. She said to go ahead and try. I had no expectations for this product but was anxious to see if it worked and what it did. Read more –

    Fast Food Cravings and Weight Loss With Forskolin Extract Fat Burner – I heard forskolin for weight loss was a great and I was interested in the Omega Soul Forskolin Extract Purified Herbal Supplement because of its claims of being a fat burner but more specifically helping to lose belly fat, suppress appetite and increase energy. When the supplements arrived the first thing I did was take them to my doctor. She said they were ok to use so I went ahead and starting taking them. The modern world has given us one of the most dreadful issues referred to as obesity. The rate at which this epidemic is spreading among an alarming number of adult and kids human population is hard to believe. This is the reason why weight loss aids such as metabolism boosters are gaining a lot popularity all over the world. The rapid increase in obesity spread could be related to the unhealthy eating patterns and fast-paced lifestyle. Fast-food culture, sedentary lifestyle, luxurious amenities make people “couch potatoes.” They tend to part from activities that need physical workout such as even walking ten or twenty yards. Science and technology have made everything available at our fingertips. You can now do online shopping, once that you accustomed to walk several blocks to some supermarket. Also, hectic and fast lifestyle has pushed us more towards fast-food culture, that is one of the greatest contributors to the spread of obesity as an epidemic. Read more –

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    Facing Acne – And Winning The Battle – Facing acne is never easy but is a battle you can win once you understand what it is and how to deal with it the right way using 3 easy steps. Acne is a problem that many people face throughout their life often starting in their teenage years. For some as they age the acne goes away but for others it is a lifelong problem. The old wives tales suggest keeping your face clean, avoiding chocolate, letting the sun dry out your skin and even using antibiotics to zap your zits – but the truth be told, this advice is wrong. Over the counter acne products are another option but did you know 95% of these products do not work as advertised and often make the acne worse – a problem you don’t need. I have experienced this first hand as a teenager and believe me the consequences and embarrassment are just not worth it. So now is the time to get reliable information based on science. Facing Acne is a source of reliable information for acne sufferers. Best of all the content was written by a US best-selling health writer so you know the information you get is accurate. Read more –

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    Don’t Forget Ecology Works Anti-Allergen Laundry Detergent When #springcleaning – Allergies are certainly nothing new in this house and #spingcleaning is a great time to get rid of a lot of the dust mites that build up over the winter. I’ve been dealing with allergy issues since I was young, then my twins had allergies and asthma that was pretty severe. Back then I did not know about anti-allergen laundry detergent. I just did the best I could to keep everything clean. The past several years here have been so crazy that #springcleaning – or any cleaning other than what was absolutely necessary did not happen. Read more –

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    Spring House Cleaning Essentials From CeleBright – Spring has finally arrived. If you are like me you are ready to do some serious spring cleaning and I have found some essentials that you need for spring cleaning – and for that matter everyday cleaning regardless of the season. Scouring pads have so many uses. Who can survive with just one fly swatter? And don’t forget about the squeegee that makes cleaning windows super easy and keeps them streak-free. All of these items are from the seller CeleBright on Amazon – and he has so many other items that I encourage you to check them all out but in the meantime here are 3 of my favorite spring house cleaning essentials from his shop. Read more –

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    How To Select Snow Skiing Clothes Plus Balaclava Review – Ski Clothing is manufactured to meet both function and fashion and the Urbafitness Tactical Balaclava in black is one of the most functional fashion pieces you can buy. It is essential to wear the appropriate clothing when you are skiing or participating in any type of outdoor activity. This is because you are more susceptible to harmful influences when you are on the slopes. You should keep in mind that you want to keep it warm and dry without unnecessary bulk. Here’s what to wear to keep that mountain chill at bay. Read more –

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    Product Review: Tmvel Multi-Angle Portable Desktop Stand – I have been looking for a desktop stand for my iPad for some time now. Every time I get one my iPad does not fit it because of the case I use for my iPad. I have to use the Survivor case because I have a tendency to drop both my iPhone and iPad. This case protects them quite well. When I saw the Tmvel Multi-Angle Portable Desktop Stand I wanted to try again – after all there has to be a company out there somewhere that makes a stand for those of us who use this case. Read more –

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    For those of you who are true gardening addicts, don’t forget to check out our sister site Exotic Gardening. I’ve been over there some doing some updates and those updates will continue. Mostly the site is just photos right now that showcase the different gardens here. Some of the photos have captions that explain what is happening and some do not but if you truly love gardening, I am sure you are going to love the site.

    Now I would like to share with you some articles of mine that were recently published on other sites. I hope you will check them out and leave a comment or even share them on your social media sites.

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    I recently started writing for a new site Cheap Eats & Thrifty Crafts. My first article was Easy Easter Crafts for Budget-Friendly Table Setting Ideas.

     

    This Valentine’s Day I decided to make Homemade Chocolates and Embroidered Wrappers. Find out how easy this is to do by reading the article!

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    1 Day ‘Til Christmas: Holiday Table Setting Ideas is my newest article on Parade.com. The tips I share are useable throughout the year, so be sure to check it out.

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    Decorating our home to match the season is fun – but it can get expensive.

    Recycling materials from older décor ideas or finding supplies at rummage sales or thrift shops is one way to cut our costs. Another way is to use coupons. Most craft supply stores offer 40% to 50% off on a regular basis – and be sure to check out their clearance aisles which can save you as much as 90% off the retail price.

    Get creative and think about unique ways to upcycle what you already have and remember to ask friends or family for things they no longer want.

    “NEW PARADE.COM POST: FALL IS HERE! Give your home that lovely, autumnal feel with a luxurious twist with these budget-saving, eye-catching tips from Sheri Ann Richerson. From tips on how to recycle old home decorations year after year to learning what to invest in and what to get for a few bucks, read award-winning author Sheri’s article here.”

     

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    It’s easy to create a colorful, centerpiece for Mardi Gras with just a few flowers, beads and Mardi Gras style decorations such as a Fleur de Les and feather mask. Learn how to go about making this colorful bouquet because even though Mardi Gras is over for another year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t collect ideas for next year – or even create this Elegant, Easy, DIY Mardi Gras Centerpiece for everyday use.

     

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    Valentine’s Day is all about love and romance. A homemade bath gift basket filled with soap, bath salt and a pillar candle in matching scents is an ideal gift for the one you love.

    Nothing pampers you quite like a long soak in scented bath water while soft candlelight gently flickers in the room. Choosing or making a gift basket with paper roses adds even more romance and is the perfect keepsake.

    Create the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift Basket – and don’t be fooled into thinking that is the only day this lovely heart-shaped gift basket would be appreciated! It is perfect for so many occasions.

     

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    Making your own bath salts is fun and easy. It is the perfect gift – especially for Valentine’s Day. All it takes is a container to put the ingredients in, essential oils, baking soda, sea salt and Epsom salt. For people who are sensitive to scent, skip the essential oils and give it as an unscented bath salt. You can add other items such as dried flower petals or herbs if you wish.

    Here is the tutorial for the Valentine’s Day Bath Salts I put into the gift basket above but of course you could make these for yourself or give them in a glass jar instead.

     

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    Are you wondering where I found the cute guest soaps to put in the gift basket above? I made them – and you can too!

     

    Soap making is a fun and economical craft that the young and old alike can enjoy. Custom made soap – especially for special occasions or holidays such as Valentine’s Day – is a great way to customize a gift basket or create that extra special gift that the recipient can use as a decoration or get use out of.

    Find out how easy it is in my Valentine’s Day Homemade Soap: Tips & Tricks article.

     

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    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we all know finding that perfect gift isn’t always easy. This year, why not make a memorable keepsake etched glass vase? Or maybe there is a wedding in your near future. What about an etched glass unity vase?

    DIY Valentine’s Day Etched Glass Vase is my latest article on Parade.com – this is a really easy technique that creates a truly special gift. I hope you check out the article.

     

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    First up is an article published today on Parade.com – Step by Step Tutorial: DIY Pillar Candle – Pillar candles are fun and easy to make! Plus, there are so many ways you can customize them with dried flowers, ribbons or even by engraving them. Of course, they are beautiful as just plain pillars if that is your preference. Candles – especially handmade candles – make great gifts, especially for Valentine’s Day. You can give the candles an enticing scent – adds a touch of romance to a gift basket, or even just gift the candle alone as a thoughtful, homemade gift! Be sure to follow the link for step-by-step instructions.

    I’ve been writing some articles that are now published on the San Francisco Gate Home Guides by Demand Media site. Here are links to those articles.

    Varieties of Vine Vegetables – Vegetables that vine are ideal for growing vertically on a stake, trellis, cage or fence. This saves space, makes harvesting easier and adds an element of privacy to the garden. Pests that cannot climb, such as slugs or snails, and diseases caused by contact with wet soil are not a problem for vertical vegetables either. The vegetables have a nicer appearance once they form, plus the vines provide some shade and wind protection for the rest of the garden.

    Leaf Disease in Orchids – Leaf disease in orchids is a widespread problem due to the rapid sharing of plants and increase in importation. The problem begins at the growers with the propagation of diseased stock. The leaf diseases continue to spread at nurseries and florists due to the close proximity of the plants. Rapid and accurate diagnosis, prevention and destruction of diseased stock is essential. Everyone who grows or sells orchids must take action to prevent the further spread of leaf disease.

    How to Plant Peas in a Damp Towel Overnight in the Fridge – Pea plants withstand hard frost and soil temperatures of 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and the harvested peas that have undergone these cool conditions taste sweeter. However, cool soil slows germination rates. The use of paper towels and a fridge solves this problem. Once the seeds are germinated, peas grow very well under cool soil conditions.

     

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    Today On ExperimentalHomesteader.com – April 8, 2015 there are a number of new product reviews and blog posts. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post so you don’t miss out on any of the posts. As I am sure you noticed, I am still finding it difficult to find the time every day to post – and sometimes even when I do post, this daily collection of new posts does not get updated. There are a number of other ways to stay on top of new posts – our newsletter, Facebook page or even Bloglovin’.

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    Coach Signature Coated Canvas Top Handle Pouch Giveaway

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    Product Review + Giveaway: iHeadLight #ledflashlight

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    Love the Skin You’re In! Take Care Of It With Simonida Pure – Daily Face Moisturizer!

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    Truly’s Natural Deodorant Product Review #bestnaturaldeodorant

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    Fashion Review: Look One And Only Textured Tights In Forrest Green

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    How to Treat Your Feet When Traveling #ToeNailClippers

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    How To Select, Apply And Care For Acrylic Nails #BestNailClippers

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    Clyppi Nail Clipper Set Giveaway!

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    Product Review: Heart Felt Wool Dryer Balls And Bamboo Baby Cloth WipesBPYOnF1PzoZuuP8u

    Trinity Loves Her Bella Butterfly Travel Buddies

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    How To Choose The Right Cosmetics For Your Face

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    Eyelashes Care, Eyelash Growth Products and Using Eyelash Serums

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    Facial Massage Pro App: Relax and Alleviate Daily Stresses #redrockapps

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    How To Control And Manage Urinary Incontinence #WeareverUS

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    Why Probiotics Are So Powerful to Our Health

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    Hop To The Music Titles From #DisneyMusic Group Are Great In Easter Baskets + Giveaway! #ENMNetwork

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    A Pet Seat Cover Makes Traveling In A Car Safe And Enjoyable For You And Your Dog!

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    How To Fight Fleas #ambernecklace

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    Disney – Pixar Inside Out Downloadable Family Activity Sheets – In English And Spanish

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    How to Choose Relaxing Bathroom Accessories #CurvBathPillowSteadi

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    How To Draw People – Cartoon And Realistic #productreview

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    Getting the Baby Nursery Walls Ready #BobeeFan

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    Everyday_Love101 $50 Restaurant.com Gift Card Giveaway

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    #Monrovia Has The Best Bee, Butterfly And Bird Attracting Plants For Sale!

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    Grow Your Own Health + #dandeliontea Product Review

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    Mobile Phones And Their Sms Lead To Dating Metamorphosis #gloves

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    Product Review: Apple iPhone Lightning Cable By i-@ccessoriez #iphone6chargers

    Are you planning a wedding or having a baby? Be sure to sign up for the Target Baby or Wedding Registry! Please note these are affiliate links, so I do get a small payment when you sign up.






     

     

     

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    For those of you who are true gardening addicts, don’t forget to check out our sister site Exotic Gardening. I’ve been over there some doing some updates and those updates will continue. Mostly the site is just photos right now that showcase the different gardens here. Some of the photos have captions that explain what is happening and some do not but if you truly love gardening, I am sure you are going to love the site.

    Now I would like to share with you some articles of mine that were recently published on other sites. I hope you will check them out and leave a comment or even share them on your social media sites.

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    I recently started writing for a new site Cheap Eats & Thrifty Crafts. My first article was Easy Easter Crafts for Budget-Friendly Table Setting Ideas.

     

    This Valentine’s Day I decided to make Homemade Chocolates and Embroidered Wrappers. Find out how easy this is to do by reading the article!

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    1 Day ‘Til Christmas: Holiday Table Setting Ideas is my newest article on Parade.com. The tips I share are useable throughout the year, so be sure to check it out.

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    Decorating our home to match the season is fun – but it can get expensive.

    Recycling materials from older décor ideas or finding supplies at rummage sales or thrift shops is one way to cut our costs. Another way is to use coupons. Most craft supply stores offer 40% to 50% off on a regular basis – and be sure to check out their clearance aisles which can save you as much as 90% off the retail price.

    Get creative and think about unique ways to upcycle what you already have and remember to ask friends or family for things they no longer want.

    “NEW PARADE.COM POST: FALL IS HERE! Give your home that lovely, autumnal feel with a luxurious twist with these budget-saving, eye-catching tips from Sheri Ann Richerson. From tips on how to recycle old home decorations year after year to learning what to invest in and what to get for a few bucks, read award-winning author Sheri’s article here.”

     

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    It’s easy to create a colorful, centerpiece for Mardi Gras with just a few flowers, beads and Mardi Gras style decorations such as a Fleur de Les and feather mask. Learn how to go about making this colorful bouquet because even though Mardi Gras is over for another year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t collect ideas for next year – or even create this Elegant, Easy, DIY Mardi Gras Centerpiece for everyday use.

     

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    Valentine’s Day is all about love and romance. A homemade bath gift basket filled with soap, bath salt and a pillar candle in matching scents is an ideal gift for the one you love.

    Nothing pampers you quite like a long soak in scented bath water while soft candlelight gently flickers in the room. Choosing or making a gift basket with paper roses adds even more romance and is the perfect keepsake.

    Create the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift Basket – and don’t be fooled into thinking that is the only day this lovely heart-shaped gift basket would be appreciated! It is perfect for so many occasions.

     

    bath-salts-promo

    Making your own bath salts is fun and easy. It is the perfect gift – especially for Valentine’s Day. All it takes is a container to put the ingredients in, essential oils, baking soda, sea salt and Epsom salt. For people who are sensitive to scent, skip the essential oils and give it as an unscented bath salt. You can add other items such as dried flower petals or herbs if you wish.

    Here is the tutorial for the Valentine’s Day Bath Salts I put into the gift basket above but of course you could make these for yourself or give them in a glass jar instead.

     

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    Are you wondering where I found the cute guest soaps to put in the gift basket above? I made them – and you can too!

     

    Soap making is a fun and economical craft that the young and old alike can enjoy. Custom made soap – especially for special occasions or holidays such as Valentine’s Day – is a great way to customize a gift basket or create that extra special gift that the recipient can use as a decoration or get use out of.

    Find out how easy it is in my Valentine’s Day Homemade Soap: Tips & Tricks article.

     

    etched_vase_promo

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we all know finding that perfect gift isn’t always easy. This year, why not make a memorable keepsake etched glass vase? Or maybe there is a wedding in your near future. What about an etched glass unity vase?

    DIY Valentine’s Day Etched Glass Vase is my latest article on Parade.com – this is a really easy technique that creates a truly special gift. I hope you check out the article.

     

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    First up is an article published today on Parade.com – Step by Step Tutorial: DIY Pillar Candle – Pillar candles are fun and easy to make! Plus, there are so many ways you can customize them with dried flowers, ribbons or even by engraving them. Of course, they are beautiful as just plain pillars if that is your preference. Candles – especially handmade candles – make great gifts, especially for Valentine’s Day. You can give the candles an enticing scent – adds a touch of romance to a gift basket, or even just gift the candle alone as a thoughtful, homemade gift! Be sure to follow the link for step-by-step instructions.

    I’ve been writing some articles that are now published on the San Francisco Gate Home Guides by Demand Media site. Here are links to those articles.

    Varieties of Vine Vegetables – Vegetables that vine are ideal for growing vertically on a stake, trellis, cage or fence. This saves space, makes harvesting easier and adds an element of privacy to the garden. Pests that cannot climb, such as slugs or snails, and diseases caused by contact with wet soil are not a problem for vertical vegetables either. The vegetables have a nicer appearance once they form, plus the vines provide some shade and wind protection for the rest of the garden.

    Leaf Disease in Orchids – Leaf disease in orchids is a widespread problem due to the rapid sharing of plants and increase in importation. The problem begins at the growers with the propagation of diseased stock. The leaf diseases continue to spread at nurseries and florists due to the close proximity of the plants. Rapid and accurate diagnosis, prevention and destruction of diseased stock is essential. Everyone who grows or sells orchids must take action to prevent the further spread of leaf disease.

    How to Plant Peas in a Damp Towel Overnight in the Fridge – Pea plants withstand hard frost and soil temperatures of 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and the harvested peas that have undergone these cool conditions taste sweeter. However, cool soil slows germination rates. The use of paper towels and a fridge solves this problem. Once the seeds are germinated, peas grow very well under cool soil conditions.

     

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    Today On ExperimentalHomesteader.com – March 23, 2015 there are a number of new product reviews and blog posts. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post so you don’t miss out on any of the posts. As I am sure you noticed, I am still finding it difficult to find the time every day to post – and sometimes even when I do post, this daily collection of new posts does not get updated. There are a number of other ways to stay on top of new posts – our newsletter, Facebook page or even Bloglovin’.

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    I have a giveaway for an iWatch on the site! Yes, you heard that right – an iWatch. Interested in knowing how to win it? Check out Using Dr. Tobias Omega-3 Fish Oil As A Supplement Plus iWatch Giveaway.

    **The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

    Are you looking for a way to help your child or grandchild raise money for their school? Check out Little Passports Fundraising For Your School!

    Spring has sprung indeed – with a huge snowfall this morning here in Indiana! Well, never mind that, check out these two great gardening articles. It won’t be long now!

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    The 7 Steps To Caring For Orchids

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    Growing A Garden: Growing Vegetables And Fruits Can Save Money And Help You Eat Healthier

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    Are you a parent or an educator looking for some new learning materials that are also fun? Check out MONKEY KINGDOM Opens In Theatres Everywhere April 17th! Plus Downloadable Family Activity Packet And Educators Guild PDF’s

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    Here’s another cool download for kids and adults that like to color – #Cinderella Free Downloadable Coloring Book

    I love using aromatherapy – and lately I have been trying a variety of essential oils from different manufacturers. The posts are more than just reviews however. Here are several you will want to check out if you love essential oils as much as I do.

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    Nature’s Own Essence Lavender Oil as A Relaxing Treatment – oh and did I mention there is a special deal on this one right now? Yes, you can get 20% off! Be sure to read the article to find out how.

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    Aromatherapy: Peppermint Oil Is Mother Nature’s Treat For Migraine Headache Sufferers – and this oil is also on sale for 20% off right now. But you have to read the article to get the coupon code!

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    If you like blended oils, be sure to read Aromatherapy Blends – A Gift Specially For You From Nature’s Lap #MiaMariu – and be sure to enter the giveaway to win a free bottle of #MiaMariu essential oil blends!

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    Are you looking for a way to pick up a little extra cash? Trade-in your MacBook with Gazelle’s 45-Day Price Lock Promotion!

    Mother’s Day is not that far off – here is a great gift idea – The Best Photo Book For Mother’s Day Gifts

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    Do you use a lot of herbs in your cooking? Check out these Facts About Oregano

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    Here are some great tips on How To Organize And Clean Your Kitchen

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    Canning Foods: Is It Worth The Time And Effort? – come join the discussion!

    There are numerous contests on the site this week. I wanted to share these in case you want to sign up.  I hope you will enjoy them! Be sure to scroll clear to end to make sure you don’t miss anything!

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    Little House On The Prairie Fans will love the Little House On The Prairie Launch + Giveaway!

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    Speaking of beauty products – be sure to enter the Beauty Must Haves Giveaway With OSIS+ By Schwarzkopf

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    The Men’s Outdoor Gear Giveaway is now open to everyone! Be sure to enter.

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    We also have a Kelvin Multi-Tool Giveaway going on.

    And now for the foodies – we have some giveaways and some recipes to share with you.

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    First up is the Krista Blackburn Cuisinart Pan Giveaway – click the link and enter!

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    This month I am participating in the #EatInChallenge Warm Asparagus Spears with Pine Nuts – so come on over, check out the recipe and enter the contest!

    I have a special contest for you to enter, but you must enter through the site hosting the give-a-way. You can also find the picture on the main page of the site in the sidebar. ExperimentalHomesteader.com is not responsible for shipping this prize package to the winner.

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    Includes:

    – Professional quality video capture in 1080p 30fps.
    – Built in Wi-Fi compatible with the GoPro app for Smartphones/Tablets.
    – 5 MP photos with 3 fps burst mode.
    – 197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing with integrated flat lense housing.
    – Valued at $199.99
    – Winner chosen on April 01, 2015. U.S. and Canada Only.

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    Disclaimer: I received one or more items in this video at a reduced price or for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
    Sheri Ann Richerson from ExperimentalHomesteader.com unboxes the items she received for review on March 21, 2105.

    Here are the Amazon.com links and direct website links to the products I show in my unboxing video.

    The Ecology Works Anti-Allergen Laundry Detergent link goes directly to their website.

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    I do not have a link for the Wow Vapor Kit.

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    Eyelash Growth Products-IT Lash Care Growth Serum

    Purebiotics Once Daily

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    Hello friends and family! I have some really exciting news for you! We are going to be offering some special Amazon Lightening Deals from here on out as they become available to me. This means you can save money on things you need or want. Today’s deals are as follows – be sure to order right away as these coupon codes do expire!

    Tonight’s Amazon Lightening Deals

    Save an additional 25% off with coupon code: PETOFF25
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    A Fabulous deals for pet lovers! I know that because I just bought one myself!

    6 pack Premium organic wool dryer balls! Love them! On sale for $16.77
    Take 20% off with coupon code: D3KBOO4Q

    3 Pack Wool Dryer Balls with Soap Nuts! Great products! On sale for $10.73
    Take 20% off with coupon code: D3KBOO4Q

    Wool Dryer Balls with Free Gift Bag! These work great! I use them all the time! On Sale for $13.67
    Take 20% off with coupon code: D3KBOO4Q

    100% Natural Soap Nuts! I love using them to wash my laundry! Take 20% off! On sale for $14.95! Use Coupon code: D3KBOOQ4

    You can read my review here.

    Now is the perfect time to order this swim cap so you have it on hand just in time for the Amazing warm weather coming up!
    Take an additional 20% off with coupon code: SWIM2015

    Lavender Essential Oil: Take 20% off a bottle Lavender Essential oil! Use Code: LAVOFF20

    Peppermint Essential Oil: Take 20% off a bottle of Peppermint Essential oil! Use Code: 20OFFPEP

    This amazing Zoom Power Bank is already on sale! Save an additional 30% off with Code: WQ5ULJTS

    iArmour iPhone 6 Plus Wallet Case! Then take an additional 30% off with Code: RE2BVN4W

    Brooklyn Bamboo Wash cloths (6 pack). Save 20% off with Code: WSJJ3M44

    Brooklyn Bamboo Burpy Bibs and Wash cloth set. Save 20% off with Code: 2JWAML53

    Dr. Tobias Omega-3 Fish Oil – These amazing Dr. Tobias Omega-3 fish oils are on sale! Take an additional 20% off with Code: I45Z8VAA

    Galaxy Eye Lash! The #1 Hottest Products! On sale now! Take an additional 40% off with Code: BLOGGS02

    IT Lash Care Growth Serum! A Ticket item for for your eyelashes! Take an additional 40% off with Code: BLOGGS02

    Beard Balm grooming balm! Take 50% off your purchase with Code: BALM50OF

    Probiotics Supplement! On sale now! take an additional 25% off with Code: 25OFFPUR

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    Disclaimer: I received one or more products at a reduced price or for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

    Sheri Ann Richerson from ExperimentalHometeader.com unboxes the items she received for review on March 20, 2015.

    Here are the Amazon.com links for the products shown in this video.

    The first item, the camping lantern and power bank is only available on their website, not on Amazon.com.

    This amazing Zoom Power Bank is already on sale! Save an additional 30% off with Code: WQ5ULJTS

    Fractionated Coconut Oil 4oz

    Heart Felt 6 Wool Dryer Balls

    Heart Felt 100% Bamboo Baby Wipes

    Sugar work: Blown-and pulled-sugar techniques by Peter T Boyle

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    Sheri Ann Richerson from ExperimentalHomesteader.com unboxes the items she received for review on March 19, 2015.

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    Today On ExperimentalHomesteader.com – March 19, 2015 there are a number of new product reviews and blog posts. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post so you don’t miss out on any of the posts. As I am sure you noticed, I am still finding it difficult to find the time every day to post – and sometimes even when I do post, this daily collection of new posts does not get updated. There are a number of other ways to stay on top of new posts – our newsletter, Facebook page or even Bloglovin’.

    There are numerous contests on the site this week. I wanted to share these in case you want to sign up.  I hope you will enjoy them! Be sure to scroll clear to end to make sure you don’t miss anything!

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    Exotic Brugmansia: Angels Trumpets Are Beautiful, Fragrant, Nocturnal Plants – and one of my very favorite plants!

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    Growing Daylilies: Fragrant, Colorful Hemerocallis Are Easy To Grow Garden Gems – and a favorite plant of many gardeners.

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    Are you looking for 6 Easy Tips On How To Care For Your Plants? Well here they are!

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    Little House On The Prairie Fans will love the Little House On The Prairie Launch + Giveaway!

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    Gardener’s – look at this Product Review: Norman The Doorman Door Greeter – and be sure to watch the video!

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    Spring is not that far off and many of you are already making travel plans. Here are some Tips On How To Have A Great RV Camping Experience #Supernova300

    Speaking of travel, many of might be considering purchasing a used vehicle. Here are some tips on How To Buy A Used Car

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    For those who are into aromatherapy or just thinking of getting into it, here are some tips – Aromatherapy #essentialoils: Seven Things You Should Know

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    Parents and grandparents alike can benefit from these Baby Strollers Tips And Advice #sparkandbee

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    There is a New Original Song “Making Today A Perfect Day” Featured In New Animated Short “Frozen Fever”

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    Speaking of – Frozen Fans Rejoice! Frozen 2 Is On The Way!

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    Are you looking for some downloadable crafts, word searches and more? Check out the #Cinderella Arts + Crafts Downloadable PDF’s

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    Do you have long hair? If you do, check out my post Long Hair – How To Keep It Versatile and Ever-Changing #ultracurlcream. Speaking of hair care, I have a second blog post on the subject up titled
    How To Shampoo Hair #advancedhairrepair

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    Speaking of beauty products – be sure to enter the Beauty Must Haves Giveaway With OSIS+ By Schwarzkopf

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    Do you have a cat? Here are some Tips On How To Groom Your Cat Sponsored By #ShedNinjaDogBrush

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    The Men’s Outdoor Gear Giveaway is now open to everyone! Be sure to enter.

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    We also have a Kelvin Multi-Tool Giveaway going on.

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    Here’s another great giveaway to enter, the Bringing In The Green Giveaway Event

    And now for the foodies – we have some giveaways and some recipes to share with you.

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    First up is the Krista Blackburn Cuisinart Pan Giveaway – click the link and enter!

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    Easter is almost here – and this recipe is a classic at holiday dinners – but – Honey You Shouldn’t Have Deviled Eggs

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    I missed the holiday by one day, but still, take time to read the blog post Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With A Truly Green Beverage From Reed’s Ginger Brew – the natural green beverage would work for a lot of holidays not to mention it just tastes great on its own!

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    This month I am participating in the #EatInChallenge Warm Asparagus Spears with Pine Nuts – so come on over, check out the recipe and enter the contest!

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    Here is a delicious recipe for Cinnamon Dumplings

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    For you vegetarians out there – or the people who just love vegetable dishes, try this Simple And Delicious Vegetarian Dinner

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    For all you peppers and food storage people, check out these Four Factors That Affect Food Storage

    I have a special contest for you to enter, but you must enter through the site hosting the give-a-way. You can also find the picture on the main page of the site in the sidebar. ExperimentalHomesteader.com is not responsible for shipping this prize package to the winner.

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    – 197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing with integrated flat lense housing.
    – Valued at $199.99
    – Winner chosen on April 01, 2015. U.S. and Canada Only.

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    Sheri Ann Richerson from ExperimentalHomesteader.com unboxes the items she received for review on March 18, 2015.

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