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Natures Source All Purpose Cleaner Review


Did you know that the SC Johnson, creators of Windex and Scrubbing Bubbles have a new line of products out called Nature’s Source? These products  are good to our environment as they are Eco friendly , made with 99% of natural plant based ingredients, not containing bleach, ammonia, or phosphorus. They even come in a great bottle you can reuse over and over again until you are ready to recycle it!

I was given Natures Source™ natural all-purpose cleaner to put to the test.  First and foremost, I love using all purpose cleaners! I hate having to switch it up from one cleaner to another. Just one that suits almost any job whether it be scrubbing the bathroom counter tops to cleaning hubcaps works perfectly for me.

I just moved so I’ve been cleaning everything! I found that the Natures Source™ natural all-purpose cleaner works excellent when it comes to cutting through grease and grime. It did wonders on my previous stove and it worked well in the microwave too! I was really surprised how little effort in scrubbing was needed on my end! I loved  that I wasn’t breathing in any strong chemical smells that could be potentially harmful to me and my family as well!

I find it great is that I’m not  only cleaning my home but doing something great for the plant we live on too by using these types of products! Why not give these wonderful products a try for yourself, you can find them at their website and you can find Nature’s Source™ products in most local supermarkets, drug stores, mass-merchandise stores and do-it-yourself stores, alongside the other cleaners in the cleaning aisle.

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Winners Announced

I have several winners to announce today! Maybe one of them is you! These are some really great prizes!


Bummas Winner:Debijot


HipT Winner: Amy H


Eco Store Winner: Carol


Winners of Skoy: Amy H, Tamara B, GaHome2Mom

Congratulations to all the winners!
I will be emailing you all so please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant. I would ask that you respond soon because I am moving next week and want to be able to contact my sponsors as soon as I can so that you can receive your prizes sooner rather than later. Thanks.

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Geneva Springs


Geneva Springs has wonderful skin care products! These products are 100% made in the USA and locally produced in Bear Lake County, Idaho. The Dairy Maid Skin Cream products were originally called “Relief Society Healing Hand Cream” and it was created to keep the rough cracked hands of those working on farm nice and soft. Lucy Tueller has since dubbed the recipe from the original using milder ingredients, so as too make the hand cream gentler. Customers who tend to use their hands a lot like carpenters, mechanics, gardeners and others have found this gs-dairymade-logo-color-smallproduct wonderful. Dairy Maid Skin cream from Geneva Springs is known to relieve symptoms associated with, eczema, discoloration, and dry, cracked hands, feet and elbows. You can see for yourself under the testimonial section on their site.

Geneva Springs carries more than the great skin cream that I’ve been raving about; they also have Mrs. Tulips Lip Balm regular and slim stick, Bath Salts, Glycerin and Bees work soaps! Each of these products uses real essential oils and the finest of ingredients to ensure only the best for their customers. I love the huge array of fragrances that they offer from sweet pea to raspberry dessert!

I was given the opportunity to try some of these great products out and I am really glad about it! I was sent Lavender Baby Powder Skin Cream, Lavender Bath Salt, Sweet Pea Skin Cream, Lavender soap, and Mrs. Tulips lip balm.

The Skin cream is everything it says it is. I don’t think my hands and feet have ever been so soft! The smell isn’t over powering and literally it’s so creamy that if I didn’t know better I would want to eat it. You don’t have to use much as a little goes a long way.

The lip balm works wonderfully too. I usually have pretty dry lips but when using this lip balm, my lips have stayed a lot moister!

The bath salts are a lot of fun. I feel pretty pampered when anything special goes into my bath and the lavender soap left me smelling great all evening.

I would defiantly recommend Geneva’s Springs products to everyone I know. Be sure to check out my giveaway as Lucy has offered to give away a wonderful gift set from Geneva Springs ! The prize is a wonderful gift bag with a 4 oz cream, 4 oz bath salt, 4 oz soap, and .15 oz lip balm of the reader’s choice. (Retail Value: approx. $34.00).

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Earth Lust Review


Ever since I came across Earth Lust bottles, I immediately wanted one. This was based solely on looks alone as they have a wonderful selection of designs.  I was so happy when I was told I could review one of these for myself, I in fact was  nearly jumping for joy! I picked the 1 L Tree and if you were wondering, the L stand for liter.  I find the L great as a reminder to how much water I am consuming as I’m trying to make sure I get those 8 cups of water a day which estimates about 2 liters.

These bottles are made from a high quality 100% stainless steel, which is naturally safe unlined.1l_tree

The great designs on these bottles are custom designed and no worries as no toxic paints are used. If you wondered about BPA, they covered that as the Earth Lust bottle caps are BPA free.

Available in the three sizes, 1L as mentioned before, 20 ounces, and 13 ounces.  Into sports, hiking, or jogging? Well, you’ll be glad to know that the 13 and 20 ounces sizes have an optional sports top available! As you can see from the picture, there’s a nifty clip on the lid of which you can remove if you like. I can’t see why you would want to remove it though as it never gets in the way! I love mine because it’s easy to attach my bottle to my diaper bag and stroller when I am out with my little one.
I put this bottle through the test, I held it upside down and  drank several different kind of beverages in it. Number one this bottle does not leak! I’ve had other bottles start leaking on things and that was rather annoying! Number 2 this bottle does not take on other flavors and there is no taste of metal! It is recommended to use baking soda or diluted white vinegar wash to preserve the clean, neutral taste over time (brush as needed). So, I wouldn’t put it in the dishwasher.

Earth Lust also carries more than just water bottles! You can find insulated mugs, hemp hats, sport tops, hemp shopping bags and insulated bottle bags!

You should check them out for yourself! Do know that some of their designs are limited edition as they strive to always be coming out with new ones. Who knows what great products they’ll come up with next!

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Blog Anniversary at Dore’s Diaries!

Dore's Diaries

On April 22, 2009 Dore’s Diaries Blog will be celebrating her 1 year Blog Anniversary. Won’t you come and join in on the fun? I’m so happy that this is going on after I get moved in!

Giveaway Part 1 – US RESIDENTS ONLY

**First Place**
~Cosmedicine Healthy Face Regimen ($102 value)c/o Beauty Junkies Unite
~Your choice of Custom Blogspot 3 column Blog Design
($75 value) OR a Portrait Tile Pendant ($50 value) c/o Angela Vinez Design

**Second Place**
~Microfiber Camisole and Thong Set ($60 value) c/o My Adea
~Free Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Decor Canister coupon
($5.49 value) c/o Clorox

**Third Place**
~Baby Basket w/ Lavender Chamomile Baby Lotion 8oz, Baby Fresh Whipped Body Butter 8 oz, Baby Bum Rub Ointment, and Chamomile Glycerine Baby Soap ($46.00 value)
c/o Vital Earth Traditions
~Free Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Decor Canister coupon
($5.49 value) c/o Clorox

**Fourth Place**
~Savorings Serving Tray Gift Set c/o Pillsbury
~Shirt of your choice ($24 value) c/o Leave Me B

**Fifth Place**
~Savorings Wine Bag Gift Set c/o Pillsbury
~Shirt of your choice ($24 value) c/o Leave Me B

**Sixth Place**
~Pillsbury Home is Calling Gift Basket c/o Pillsbury
~Shirt of your choice ($24 value) c/o Leave Me B

**Seventh Place**
~Lure for Him and Lure for Her Gift Set ($38 value)
c/o Eden Fantasys, an awesome place for Adult Toys

**Eighth Place**
~”Gift of Beauty” ($35 value) c/o It’s A Glam Thing

**Ninth Place**
~$20 Gift Certificate c/o Vital Earth Traditions

**Tenth Place**
~8 oz. Soy Candle ($15.75 value) c/o Lorain’s Touch
~PureSilk Moisturizing Shave Cream Sample c/o Barbasol Pure Silk

**Eleventh Place**
~Spinlash ($15 value) c/o Spinlash
~PureSilk Moisturizing Shave Cream Sample c/o Barbasol Pure Silk

**Twelfth Place**
~Bitch Balance Butter ($9 value) c/o Vital Earth Traditions
~PureSilk Moisturizing Shave Cream Sample c/o Barbasol Pure Silk

**Thirteenth Place**
~Free Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Decor Canister coupon
($5.49 value) c/o Clorox
~2 oz. Soy Candle ($3.25 value) c/o Lorain’s Touch

**Fourteenth Place**
~Free Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Decor Canister coupon
($5.49 value) c/o Clorox
~PureSilk Moisturizing Shave Cream Sample c/o Barbasol Pure Silk

**Fifteenth Place**
~Free Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Decor Canister coupon
($5.49 value) c/o Clorox

Giveaway Part 2 – OPEN TO EVERYONE!

**First Place**
~Custom Banner ($149 value) c/o
~5,000 EC credits c/o

**Second Place**
~Professional Logo ($99 value) c/o
~2,000 EC credits c/o Random Detoxification
~1000 EC credits c/o Freaky Frugalite

**Third Place**
~10,000 EC credits c/o Kampanye Damai Pemilu Indonesia 2009
~1,000 EC credits c/o A Grateful Heart
~The All-New DIL Rules eBook ($14.95 value) c/o Sally Shields

**Fourth Place**
~2,000 EC credits c/o Seek No More
~1,500 EC credits c/o PolitEkon
~1,500 EC credits c/o Nesting Buddy
~By the Book: How to Take Care of MY Kids eBook ($9.95 value)
c/o Karmel Publishing

**Fifth Place**
~2,000 EC credits c/o Windmill on the Hill
~1,500 EC credits c/o Things About Computer

**Sixth Place**
~1,500 EC credits c/o A Simple Life
~1,500 EC credits c/o Mature Not Senile
~1 month 125×125 ad space on PR3
c/o Better Interpersonal Communication

**Seventh Place**
~2,000 EC credits c/o Moms… check nyo
~500 EC credits c/o Legal Cat-asthrope
~1 month 125×125 ad space on PR3 c/o Dore’s Diaries

**Eight Place**
~1,000 EC credits c/o Indo Contest
~500 EC credits c/o Affiliatizer
~500 EC credits c/o Rapid Shoots
~500 EC credits c/o Scandals Prime dot COM
~250 EC credits c/o Stay at Home Mom
~1 month 125×125 ad space on PR3 c/o Symphony of Love

**Ninth Place**
~2000 EC credits c/o DB Comix
~500 EC credits c/o AllBlogContest
~1 month 125×125 ad space on PR2 c/o Free Famous Quotes

**Tenth Place**
~1500 EC credits c/o Mommy’s Little Corner
~500 EC credits c/o My Kids Are My World
~1 month 125×125 ad space on PR2 c/o Gift Reviews

**Eleventh Place**
~1000 EC credits c/o East Coast Life
~500 EC credits c/o Vanilla Seven
~200 EC credits c/o Margie and Edna’s Basement
~1 month 125 x 125 ad space on PR2 c/o Blog Friendly PR

**Twelfth Place**
~1000 EC credits c/o Life’s a Pizza Pie
~500 EC credits c/o Make Every Day Your Lucky Day

**Thirteenth Place**
~1024 EC credits c/o The Matthias Chronicles

**Fourteenth Place**
~250 EC credits c/o Pregnant with Cancer
~250 EC credits c/o Nothing Off Limits

I hope you participate with us! 🙂

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Checklists All-In-One and a GIVEAWAY!!! | Food Storage Made Easy

I learned about a super helpful website today that teaches all about food storage information and tips! THir information is not limited to their site either, they’ve created a Food Storage Made Easy binder and are going to sell it as an e-book on the 9th of this month. This is great because it saves on shipping and you can assemble it for yourself!

What is included in the Binder?

* Instructions for how to make it cute and functional, exactly like ours!

* ALL 26 BabyStep Checklists (no more waiting for the next list!)

* 100 pages of detailed information about each of the ten BabySteps

* Our very best posts, handouts, and extra information

* All the spreadsheets and documents you need to plan your 3 Month and Long Term Food Storage without needing a computer

* Recipe Appendix including all 33 recipes that we encourage you to try out in the Checklists

* Sections for additional research and personal notes to be added in

* Cute cover pages and dividers (because you know we have to make it fun)

via Checklists All-In-One and a GIVEAWAY!!! | Food Storage Made Easy.

To celebrate this great event, they’ve 10 copies to give away for free to those of us who help spread the word! I encourage you to check it out for yourself!

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