Sunday, December 29, 2013

REVIEW for Homeschool Mosaics

I'm a Florida girl enjoying the beautiful sunshine and warm weather.   Why would I have dry skin?  One problem that I have is that I'm always walking around in bare feet.  The bottoms get dry and rough for sure.   I treat myself now and again to a pedicure but frankly I need to pamper my feet everyday.  Sandal weather is coming up soon so I was thankful to be given the opportunity by Mosaic Reviews to check out some new products.

Thank you for being so generous Udderly Smooth.  Look at all the wonderful products I got to try.
Need help with your dry skin?   Read on....

Made in the USA for over thirty years,  Udderly Smooth products contain rich moisturizing ingredients.  They can be used on Dry Skin, Cracked Skin, for Diabetes Foot Care, as a Facial Moisturizer, and as a General Moisturizing Lotion.   Started by a Pharmacist, anyone can use these products from head to toe.

There are two things I don't like with lotions.   I can't stand any greasy residue feeling.   When it's hot outside I don't want to feel like I have lotion on.   Another thing I don't like is products that have a heavy fragrance to them.  I have sensitive skin so I'm very aware of the products I put on my skin.

I was worried that the body cream was going to be really thick and greasy.  Wrong again!  It glided on easily and instantly soaked into my skin.  I just had to use a tiny bit because it went on so light.  The cream has a very faint fragrance to it which I actually liked.  I did a test for one day and only put the lotion on one arm and one leg.   It was amazing to see the difference between the differences between the two.   My sensitive skin loved it.

My greatest concern I'll admit was the hand lotion.   Now this particular hand lotion did have a light fragrance but also does come in a fragrance free option.   The lotion literally soaked right into my skin with absolutely no residue.   I haven't had any dry skin.  I love that I can just throw a tube in my purse and always have it with me.  Just $2.75 for a 4oz. tube or $1.75 for a 2oz. this product will last a long time.

Now we all know that you can buy lotions and creams just about everywhere.   I have to tell you that I'm one picky customer.  My friends can attest to how I can't stand perfumes, scents, etc.    First of all, these products are made here!!!  Yes, MADE IN THE U.S.A.  Second of all, my sensitive skin totally loved them.  Not one breakout or rash.   No greasy feeling ever.  To top it off.  These products are AFFORDABLE!

Check out where you can buy these amazing products.   Just look for the black and white cow spots. Remember, a little goes a looooooong way!


Friday, December 27, 2013


I have an AMAZING product to tell you about today.  Hello Fresh is a company that delivers the recipes and all the fresh food necessary to make some amazing meals at home.   They take all of the legwork, planning, and hassle out of mealtime.  In return, you are one very happily, fed person.  

Hello Fresh is a subscription service that delivers right to your door.  Once you create an account you will be able to select your first delivery box.  You have to order in the system the Wednesday prior to the next Wednesday delivery (basically 7 days in advance).  Hello Fresh has 2 different meal boxes to choose from.  Classic and Veggie both come in 2 person or 4 person meals.   Choose 3 meals as your main choices or swap out via the optional menu.   Don't like the choices for that week?  Simply put your account on hold until the following week.

Here's how it works:

1. Hello Fresh makes amazing recipes.
Every week our chefs create amazing recipes for you that are easy to prepare. Our meals are interesting yet simple. And we ensure that your diet is balanced and varied.     

2.  Hello Fresh does the shopping for you.
Sit back and relax while we do all the work. We source only the highest-quality and freshest produce. We'll also introduce you to ingredients that you won’t find in your local supermarket.

3.  Delivery via FedEX is free.

We deliver your recipes and ingredients to your door every week on Wednesday. It's happiness in a box.

4.  You cook an amazing meal in under 30 minutes.
We take easy cooking to a new level. Recipes typically take only 30 minutes or less and don't require fancy equipment. Anyone can cook with Hello Fresh. Our mission is to get more people to cook and our beautiful step-by-step photo instructions will change the way you think about cooking!

Let me give a look at how my week went with

My box came promptly at 3:30pm via FedEX in perfect condition. Inside the cardboard box was an extremely well  insulated cooler that included three cooler packs on the bottom.   All of my meats and shellfish were still very cold and all of my produce was fresh.  Every bag was labeled to go with the specific meal I was 
going to make.  I love that there was no guess game!
The first meal I made was Hearty Beef Stew.   This was a big hit in our family.  My son loved the chick peas!!  That was an eye opener.   I was incredibly happy with the quality of the beef.   It was tender, and very low in fat.   We had enough for four bowls of soup!
 I have to say that I never have cooked with eggplant before but chose the Warm Eggplant Salad to try something new.   IT WAS SOOOOO GOOD!!!   My husband ate two heaping plate fulls!!!  Definitely something to try again.  The layers of flavor just made your mouth pop.  I was really happy to see that the quality of all of the vegetables was superb!
The yogurt marinated shrimp on a bed of rice was yummy.  The seasoning mix was just perfect and we really enjoyed this.  This was an extremely easy dish to make and was done in no time.

Here is some more information on the cost of Hello Fresh:
Cost per week: Classic Box (3 meals):
2 people $69
4 people $129

Veggie Box (3 meals)
2 people $59
4 people $109

Shipping is always free!

My thoughts...
We  LOVED this product and will be ordering again.   I loved the convenience mostly.  The quality of the products were fantastic and the meals came together quickly.   We have three people in our family and I think buying the 2 person meal plan would work because the portion size is big.

As a special offer to all of my Susie followers, I have a special discount to give everyone!   Sign up now and use code RMKN5J  at the checkout to receive $20 off of your first box!

The products in this review were provided by Hello Fresh by Mosaic Reviews.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Red Hot Art Giveaway

I found the cutest shop that I want to tell you all about.   The owner, Linda makes hand painted textiles that are simply beautiful!   Linda has fun, colorful prints that can be customized to suite your needs.    Choose from  totes, shirts, tea towels, and dinner napkins to name a few.    

My friend Jen has been teaching me how to knit for the last few months.  She kindly gifted me with a beautiful bag to hold my knitting supplies.  I love it that you can further customize your bag by picking the color of yarn to go with this adorable sheep.    Each bag is hand painted with washer dryer safe fabric paint, and will not run or fade.

Check out some of my favorites from Red Hot Art.

I simply love the colors in this tote bag.   At just $15 it's a must have!

 These are the cutest and perfect for a summer evening dinner.   Retails for $20.00.
Love this blue crab apron!  It reminds me of our summers crabbing on the coast.   Retails for $22.

Aren't these great????

I have a special treat for everyone.  Linda has graciously offered one of my wonderful followers a free item from her shop.   That's right....PICK ANY ONE PRODUCT THAT YOUR HEART DESIRES!!! All you have to do is enter the contest below.    Good luck!!!

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