Category: Product Reviews

Eat Smart Kitchen Scale {Review}

No kitchen is complete without a good kitchen scale. I’ve personally been looking for one for several years now. Why so long? Well, I first wasn’t sure what kind of scale I exaclty wanted and second because a lot of kitchen scales are usually space hogs and due to living in a small home I don’t want to over clutter the place.

I do a lot of baking and cooking and I know that having a good scale can make all the difference when trying to be a little more accurate when it’s called for.  Other reasons are because I know scales are great for nutritional needs. Needs like  counting calories and portion control.

I was pretty excited recently when I was contacted to review a Eat Smart digital Kitchen Scale! This scale comes in numerous colors but I went with the burgundy red because it matches all my other kitchen appliances perfectly.

I’m pretty impressed that there is a lot of big packed into this compact sized kitchen scale! For instance this scale is extremely easy to use. This scale comes with 2 AAA batteries and also has a three minute auto-shut off feature to maintain the battery life.

There are two buttons one for on/off and tare. Now if you don’t know what tare means, basically it’s a feature that eliminates the weight of a plate or whatever else you may be weighing something in so you can get a precise measurement of your ingredients.  And the other button on the scale is “unit” where you can messure four different units: grams / ounces / pounds / kilograms.

Included with this scale is a EatSmart Calorie Factors guide which makes Portion control and calorie counting super easy to figure out!

Eat Smart is donating 100% of their Amazon proceeds to a different charity each month in 2011. Each month the charity is chosen through voting by fans. How about supporting a company that is giving back? The scale is a great price at Amazon for $25.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. And a good idea if you are looking for something for mom for mother’s day!

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Disclaimer: I was sent the above product mentioned  for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Organically Grown {review}

I’m a fan of all eco-friendly products and if I had it my way everything in my home would be all natural organic and earth friendly! Unfortunately this isn’t the case because let’s face it, these products usually cost a bit more because they aren’t as in demand as they clearly should be!

I was quite surprised when approached by a company that offers organic products of all kinds contacted me to promote them on my blog. What I was surprised about was to see was how affordable their products are compared to other organic companies that I know about. What really impressed me was their baby clothing line prices!

I’m pretty excited to learn and share that the spring collection of organic baby clothing by Organically Grown is softer than ever! It’s made with GOTS certified 100% organic cotton making it great for the earth around us and it’s also extremely soft and breathable for your baby’s sensitive skin.

I was sent a organic bodysuit to review from Organically Grown. The size I was sent was the 3-6 month size and it fits my 3 month old baby boy perfectly! I was told that the item I am reviewing would be exclusively available on Amazon which is awesome because I know a lot of people shop there for all sorts of great products! More specially, you can purchase single onesies off Amazon.

I love the onesie I was sent to review for my baby boy. It really is super soft and the quality is excellent compared to other onesies that I have. The design on the front is a high quality embroidered appliqué  which features the letters L,M, & E. Each letter specified has a corresponding animal friend such as a Lion, Monkey, and Elephants. It’s super cute! The stitching around the neck and sleeves takes the cake in making this onesie really stand out! Like I said before, it’s my favorite!

The bodysuits retail $20.00 for a set of three or $8.00 for one. Honestly you can’t beat the price of the collection because that makes each of the body suits around six dollars a piece a price very affordable for organic clothing!

As well as onesies for both boys and girls ages newborn to nine month old you can find gowns, hats, blankets, and other clothing sets not just for baby but for women, men, and toddlers by Organically Grown .

Discount Code: Use code GO ORGANIC to get 10% off NOW as well as FREE SHIPPING!

Disclaimer: I was sent the sample above I mentioned for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

San Francisco Bath Salt Company {review & giveaway}


One thing that is at the top of my list to treat myself to at the end of the day when I am feeling the need to be pampered is warm soothing bath. A bath gives you the ability to relax and unwind at the end of the day and it also gives a good, sound, restful sleep at night. The San Francisco Bath Salt Company knows how important caring for the body can be as they offer the very best of all sorts of bath salts, scrubs, and gourmet salts. 

Some of the benefits of bath salts are helping to ease stiff, sore, muscles and aching feet and legs.They can open the pores, purifying the skin, cleansing away dirt, sweat, and toxins. They also help to heal dry skin, making skin softer and more supple. Salts can also help improve irritations such as rashes, eczema, insect bites, etc. They can improve the appearance of scars. Salts made with essential oils offer the added benefit of aromatherapy with their pleasant, soothing scents and have been shown to induce calmness and promote relaxation.

I was overjoyed when this company gave me the opportunity to review a 16 ounce jar of their Muscle Soak Bath Salts. The Muscle Soak salt blend is the perfect treat for your tired and achy muscles. Made with pure Epsom Salt and eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils the Muscle Soak salts are sure to relieve even the most overworked muscles.  This is the ideal salt for people with physical jobs, athletes, and for anyone who needs to give their muscles a pick me up. Trust me, after delivering a baby not to long ago by body needs this pick me up as it’s getting back into a routine! I didn’t have to use very much in my bath to feel and know that the salts were working!  My body not only felt great after my bath but my skin smelled nice and felt softer too!

I sent the link to this site to my husband for a  gift idea! I would love to receive more bath salts! There are so many different scents and different types of salts available. And hey Mother’s Day is coming up soon! Trust me, any mom would love to receive a gift that has the power to rejuvenate the body and lift the spirits.  I think the  San Francisco Bath Salt Company’s Bamboo Refillable Jars are really cute! You can order just the container empty or have it filled with one of their Signature Salts here!

If you are thinking about making a purchase of bath salts from the  San Francisco Bath Salt Company , you can recieve 5% off your order by using the code “connecte2christ” at check out!  (one time discount, first time customers only)

Be sure to sign up for San Francisco Bath Salt Company’s NEWSLETTER and receive exclusive specials and get your FREE report “8 Secrets to enjoying the Perfect Bath”.

-Win It-

One lucky reader will when 16 oz jar of one of their most popular bath salts: Muscle Soak (Epsom Salt infused with Eucalyptus & Peppermint Essential Oils). US only

To Enter: Visit the San Francisco bath salts page and let me know what salt you’d love to try or have!

Extra Entries:

1. Blog this giveaway, link back to this post. (2 extra)

2. Follow on Twitter @erinlowmaster & Tweet (daily entries available)

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4. Email a friend(s) about this giveaway. (Leave name of friend)

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6. Become a Facebook Fan of Connected2Christ and leave me a comment there letting me know you are coming from this giveaway.

7. Follow SFBSC on www.twitter.com/sfsaltcompany

8. Like SFBSC on www.facebook.com/SanFranciscoSaltCompany & mention you are visiting from my blog (3 extra entries)

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Giveaway running till 04/24/11 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

DISCLAIMER: My thoughts are mine own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway or review other than the sample above mentioned.

Posh Pads {review + giveaway}

I consider myself a pretty eco-friendly conscious person. I use eco-friendly products of all kinds such as house cleaning  and beauty products for my household. I try not to waste anything at all if I can help it. I have even have on hand re-usable nursing pads for when I’m breastfeeding my babies. And speaking of, I recently came across a brand of nursing pads which I’ve fallen completely in love with called Posh Pads.

Robyn and Jessica are the moms, owners, and designers behind Posh Pads. Their goal is to make breastfeeding more comfortable and acceptable for all nursing mothers! They offer the the cutest nursing pads made with extremely fashionable materials and only the best bamboo velour & organic cotton. 

I was sent a set of bamboo Posh Pads to review in the pink polka dot pattern. I must say that if you go with bamboo, you’ll want to use no other thing but!

My Posh Pads were packaged in their own little mesh bag for future washing. I must state that the convenience of this is awesome because I’ve purchased other types of nursing pads this year and they just came as is.  After washing, I’ve been wearing these pads a lot because they are super comfortable and very absorbent which is surprising to me after seeing how thin they are! I like the thinness compared to disposables because they won’t show up bulky like under my shirt and yet because they are bamboo do a great job of keeping me dry.

The pros out weigh the cons with going with reusable pads compared to disposables! You’ll be helping the environment and saving money! Plus you get to have you own little secret fashion just between you and baby going on!

-Win It!-

Posh Pads has offered one of my readers a set of Reusable Nursing Pads of their choice!

To Enter: Visit Posh Pads and then leave a comment here telling me what style you like!

Extra Entries:

1. Blog this giveaway, link back to this post. (2 extra)

2. Follow on Twitter @erinlowmaster & Tweet (daily entries available)

3. Post this giveaway on a Giveaway Linky/Site and let me know where!

4. Email a friend(s) about this giveaway. (Leave name of friend)

5. Subscribe to my blog by RSS or E-mail (Feed Burner) and let me know!

6. Become a Facebook Fan of Connected2Christ and leave me a comment there letting me know you are coming from this giveaway.

Giveaway running till 04/24/11 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant. USA only.

Disclaimer: I was sent a set of Posh Pads for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.