Sunday, March 17, 2013


One of the reason I wanted to try Full Core is that I want to continue to take control of my weight.Since October I have lost ten pounds. Since I have had our children it has been hard to lose weight. I still have 10 pounds to go. Full Core will help me sustain a healthy weight. Diabetes runs in my family and I don't want to be a statistic. I know we can beat diabetes with a healthy diet and losing excess weight. I know I will get there with eating healthy,#stopsnacking between meals, adding in Full Core, and Exercise. Full Core can help with Hunger Control, nothing feels worse than being hungry all the time.  

I realize that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a lifetime process. Full Core is a great supplement to help aid in a healthy way of living. Eating the proper foods for daily vitamins and fiber is beneficial for your diet along with exercise.Full Core can help you on a daily basis for that extra help in curving your appetite.  I like that Full Core is an alternative to soda, it has the frizz of a soda but not the calories of a soda. That's amazing. 

Today's diets do not incorporate a daily fiber intake. Full Core can help with fiber, its has 40%/ 10 grams of fiber in each 12 oz can. 
Vitamin A • Vitamin C • Vitamin D3
Vitamin B12 • Vitamin B6 • Vitamin B5
Thiamin • Niacin • Folate
Biotin • Zinc • Selenium
Chromium • Molybdenum • Calcium

One of my favorite things about Full Core is that it promotes healthy digestive health. To me this is very important because what's in your stomach makes a huge impact on the rest of your body. 

  • Full Core Healthy Snack Replacement will quench your thirst and control your appetite. Check out our Google Plus Story for our adventure into buying the  Full Core Healthy Snack Replacement. 

    Full Core carries many flavors and recipes, please check out there website and social media

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    Saturday, March 16, 2013


    Our daughter loves to do crafts, Here is a tutorial of how to make a duct tape watermelon purse which I got from Sophie World

    First you have to make the Duct Tape Fabric. You over overlap the duct tape to make the bottom layer and then you cover the top with a layer of duct tape. And you will have Duct Tape Fabric. 

    Print your watermelon template from Sophie World. Trace onto Duct Tape Fabric. Cut out watermelon template. 

    Trace seeds onto wax paper to make it easier for you to peel off. Then take your black duct tape and put it on the wax paper and cut out your seeds for your watermelon. Leave some room so you can peel the duct tape off of the wax paper. Put your seeds aside and proceed to the next step. 

    Finally take a strip of green duct tape for the rind of the watermelon purse. Place you duct tape onto wax paper and cut little slits so you can peel it off and put it on your watermelon purse. Cover the bottom with the green duct tape. This adheres the whole purse together. Start at the top of one side and work your way around the watermelon. 

    Place your seeds on the watermelon purse and don't forget to cut out a bit mark for your watermelon purse. If you want that added touch. 

    There is a video on Sophie World on how to make this too. 

    This is not my design but something Ducky does enjoy doing. 

    Have a blessed day!!!!


    What is Quinoa?
    Quinoa [Chenopodium quinoa willd] has been enjoyed as an important food crop in the Andes for more than 6,000 years. More precious than gold, this powerhouse grain has now been rediscovered by the world marketplace because of its' delicious flavor and high nutritional value. Classified as a ‘super crop’ by the United Nations for its' high protein content, quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids, making it an unusually complete food.
    Quinoa has been selected by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as one of the crops that will play an important role in ensuring food security around the world in the 21st century. The National Academy of Sciences of the United States has rated quinoa as the most nourishing grain in the world.
    Grown only in the Bolivian Andes, at an altitude of 13,000 feet, Royal Quinoa, which is the particular variety used in Andean Dream products, is the finest quality quinoa in the world. Royal Quinoa has larger seeds which contain more protein and amino acids than other varieties.
    Quinoa Cookies
    We’ve spun this healthy, golden grain into our Andean Dream Quinoa Cookies. The five flavors are all gluten free, and do not contain any dairy products, eggs, soy, corn or nuts. We have individually packed our cookies for you in a convenient single serving packet, fully recyclable. Perfect to grab for a quick snack, and for school lunches and backpacks!
    Quinoa Pasta
    Andean Dream Pasta contains 24 grams of protein and 21 amino acids in an 8 oz. box. Our pasta cooks to an excellent flavor and texture, never mushy. Especially easy to cook, it can be enjoyed year-round because it is versatile and light. Andean Dream Quinoa pasta is not only gluten free, but is also organic, and kosher. It is also completely corn and soy free.

    My Review:

    Thank You to Andean Dream for letting us review the pasta and cookies. 
    We as a family have been trying to eat healthier and we are also trying to go gluten free. Andean Dream is one of our favorites. Since they have sent me there products, we have had to go back to the store for some more. Andean Dream in my opinion has the best gluten free pasta out there. When you cook the pasta it's the right consistency and taste delicious. The Quinoa Cookies are very good and healthy too. Andean Dream has several other favors in the cookies and they also offer soups too. 

    Our Family does like to eat sweets but I know with Andean Dream Quinoa Cookies, I'm getting few ingredients and they are very good for my family. The Quinoa cookies are soft and delicious. I love that they are just the right size but still you get a little dessert. 

    A healthy alternative snack!
    Gluten Free • No Trans Fats • No Cholesterol

    Product Information
    Andean Dream Quinoa Cookies are made with organic Royal Quinoa, which is grown only in the Bolivian Andes, which produces the finest quality quinoa in the world. Quinoa is delicious and nutritious, rich in high quality proteins, vitamins and minerals, and all eight amino acids essential for nutrition.

    Our individually wrapped cookies come in five varieties . . . Orange Essence, Chocolate Chip, Cocoa-Orange, Raisins & Spice, Coconut, and our newest flavor, Coffee.

    Andean Quinoa Cookies are individually packaged which is great for travel or just a day at the park

    Well the biggest test is if our children like them and the answer is YES!!! 
    Crumbs and All. I love to find new products that they love. 

    The shells are a favorite at our house. Our children kept saying how they loved Andean Pasta and to buy nothing but this brand. 
    Pasta nutritional information
    We made the shells pasta with zucchini,squash and Parmesan cheese. 

    We made Eggplant Parmesan with the Andean Dream Macaroni Pasta. 
    Another YUMMY meal!!!

    Pasta nutritional information

    Thank you again to Andean Dream for the meals and dessert. 

    Have a blessed day!!!!!

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013


    I have been searching the web for yummy raw recipes and I found a keeper. I have shared this recipe with several people and everyone of them has loved it. 

    This is the crust of the Key Lime Pie. 


    1 cup raw, unsalted macadamia nuts
    1/2 cup coconut flakes
    4-5 dates
    Pinch of salt
    Blend in a VitaMix(Blender) until the dough sticks together well, don't over process.  Place your mixture into your pie pan and press down to stick together.  

    Next your want to prepare the filling for your pie. 

    1 avocado
    Juice of 2 limes
    3 Tbsp agave nectar (or honey or whatever liquid sweetener you prefer)
    3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
    Pinch of salt

    Blend well, adjust sweetness to your taste.  Scrape into bowl with pressed crust and let it chill in the fridge for several hours, until firm.  You can speed up the process in the freezer but make sure you slice it before it gets too frozen.

    After your Key Lime Pie has chilled it is ready to eat. Our Key Lime Pie is one of our favorite's in our house.Our son says he wants me to make this for his birthday. That says alot. I have made this pie several times and I feel so good feeding this to our children and they are still eating something sweet but very healthy:) 

    Have a Blessed Day!!!!

    Friday, March 1, 2013


    Episencial BabyTime Peaceful Bubbles

    Product Description

    Ages: 0+, babies are ready for bubble baths after they can sit upright

    Uses: All-in-one bubble bath + shampoo

    Benefits: Calming, skin softening, soothing& healing

    Safety: Doctor recommended, won’t irritate sensitive places, EWG top rated for safety

    Smells Like: Calming lavender plum

    Feels Like:Ultra rich, relaxing, hydrating and calming

    Actively Healthy(™) ingredients: organic ginkgo & fruit extracts

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    Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoyl Alkyl Esters (Coconut Soap), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Coco-Glucoside, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Glyceryl Oleate, Cocamide DIPA (Sugar Derived), Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin or Tangerine) Peel Oil, Decyl Glucoside, Capryl Hydroxamic Acid, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol (Naturally Derived Preservative), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil (ORGANIC), Ginkgo Biloba (ORGANIC) Extract, Calendula Officinalis (ORGANIC Marigold) Flower Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Prunus Domestica Fruit (Plum) Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid (Naturally Derived)
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    Keeping Skin Healthy

    Looks Like
    Soft, smooth, even tone; free from blotches/rashes. 
    Skin Care as Health Care in 3 Steps
    1. Cleanse: maintain natural moisture balance.
    2.  Nourish: use Actively Healthy ingredients like
    probiotics & essential fatty acids.
    3.  Defend: protect against UV Rays, chlorinated
    water and dry, polluted air. 
     Custom Skincare Recommendations 
    Episencial 3 Step System
    • Cleanse daily with Playful Wash.
    • Nourish 2X daily with Soothing Cream.
    • Defend daily with Sunny Sunscreen.
     Special Notes to Enhance Your System
    • Peaceful Bubbles - Extra moisturizing bubble bath.
    • Snuggly Lotion - Layer over Soothing Cream.
    • Cheeky Salve - Nature’s aid for bothered skin.
    • Nurturing Balm - Full-blown barrier protection.
    Health Tips
    use a de-chlorinator for bathing/drinking water
    purify the air and use a humidifier
    stay very well hydrated, avoid processed foods 
    Doctor's Note
    Episencial improves upon a natural foundation by creating safe, actively healthy products designed to support skin’s vital immune functions.  Alan Greene, MD
    Dr. Greene is a practicing Pediatrician, renowned author and father of four.
     Episencial does not diagnose skin conditions, nor are Episencial products intended to treat, prevent or cure any skin disease. If a skin condition does not improve with time, or if you are concerned, consult your medical professional immediately.
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    Our children couldn't wait to relax in there bubble bath!!!

    My Review:
    I was looking for a natural bubble bath that I could use with our children and Episencial Peaceful Bubbles is a great brand that has healthy ingredients. I feel that it safe to put our children in bath with Episencial Peaceful bubble bath. I like how there ingredients come from natural sources. All of us moms want are children to be clean and healthy and that's why I love Episencial Peaceful Bubbles. This product is safe for all ages of children. After there Peaceful bath you can apply the Episencial Soothing Cream.You can use the soothing cream after a day out in the hot sun. Even though I don't have babies anymore they are still my babies and I care what I use on there bodies. I hope you will give them a try:)

     Thank You to Episencial for sending us the bubble bath,soothing lotion and sample of the lotions.