Ocean Nasal Sprays Review and Contest

Tis the season for clogged sinuses! Ok, so maybe you don’t feel so jolly- but I know how to cheer you up! Ocean Sprays are just the thing to help clear you up and help you breathe. No one feels like themselves when they can’t even take a breath!
Ocean Nasal Sprays comes in 3 varieties, Kids, Complete Sinus Irrigation, and Premium Saline Nasal. As you know, we are fans of nasal cleansing in this house. I believe the best cure is in prevention. I have had these products for a while, because I wanted to try them before I reviewed them (I’m funny like that, LOL) so I hope that no one minds! My husband is a big snore-er, which I think I have mentioned (and complained about!) on numerous occasions, LOL. He also has asthma, so that’s super fun! Little Man is the Cold and Flu King, and the poor kid has been on the nebulizer all winter, and uses a humidifier nightly. He seems to take after daddy’s respiratory system, which pleases me not one bit!!!!
I figured Kamikaze and I would be good product testers for these. We breathe like regular old people, LOL.
The hubs took the Sinus Irrigation to try it out, and see how it compared to our Neti [Read more…]

Reeds Natural Soda Review

Who loves being nauseous? Anyone? Not I! As a migraine sufferer, one of the things that can be the worst is the nausea that accompanies them. Reeds RX Natural Soda is made to combat nausea naturally. It is even safe for pregnant women (oh where were you 4 years ago, Reeds RX?) and children.
As luck would have it (or not! LOL) the day that the Reeds RX came, I was having an horrific migraine. I was vomiting, I was shaking, the whole 9 yards. I was laying in the bathroom on the floor when my husband came in to tell me I got a package. I’m thinking- and I care because why? He sits there, telling me what mail came, blah blah blah- I was too sick to tell him to be quiet and go away- and then he tells me that the package has Red Bull in it. I’m thinking “What? Red Bull?”
And he tells me, “oh, no- wait- it says Reeds Natural something, I don’t know, anyway”…
I shot my hand out and told him to give me one. He thought I was losing my mind, but I just left my hand out, so he gave it to me. (They do look a bit like Red Bull cans, haha)
The taste was terrible to me, I’m not going to lie. And it coated my whole mouth, tongue, and throat. I didn’t finish even half the can, just a few sips.
But- I felt better. And I stopped throwing up after about 20 minutes.
OKOK, I thought it was a fluke.
So, I left a can at work, and the rest at home. Two days ago, it was coming on. Migraine, complete with nausea. Took my meds. Nothing, it’s still coming, [Read more…]

Zarbees Cough Syrup Review (and a coupon!)

ZarBees All Natural Children’s Cough Syrup has a long name, but it’s one worth remembering.
It’s safe for kids ages 2 and up- and you know most medicine is not recommended for kids under 4. No, now it’s 6. Soon it will be no medicine for kids under 18, good grief! 🙂
But ZarBees is available for your child over the age of 1 year. THANK GOODNESS! And it’s also all natural, which is such an added bonus. Who wants to put all sorts of chemicals into their kids if you really don’t need to?
Little Man likes the flavor, and he never gives me any problem taking it. He also likes the bee on the bottle- he thinks it’s “cutie” (his word).
A little bit about ZarBees All Natural Children’s Cough Syrup

  • Great for toddlers with night coughs
  • Children with sore throats, upper respiratory infection
  • Children with coughs caused by allergies
  • Children with hoarse or scratchy [Read more…]

Coldcam Homeopathic Medicine Review and Contest!

Boiron, makers of great homeopathic medicines, recently sent me Children’s Coldcam to try out. I didn’t review it right away, because I actually wanted to use it and see how it worked, LOL.
The Coldcam comes in a little tube about the size of a chapstick- in fact, it is in the bag next to a Burt’s Bees chapstick, and I often mistakenly grab it when I am looking for the chap stick, LOL.
When you take the top off, you turn it to take out tiny little balls or pellets of medicine. They taste like sugar-water to me. Here is what Boiron has to say about Childrens Coldcam

Children 3 years of age and older: At the onset of cold symptoms, take 5 pellets every 20 minutes for 1 hour. Then take 5 pellets every 2 hours until symptoms are relieved. Allow the pellets to dissolve in the mouth.

Children younger than 3 years of age: Ask a doctor before use.

Active Ingredients
Allium cepa 3C HPUS Relieves sneezing and runny nose
Apis mellifica 6C HPUS Relieves nasal congestion
Belladonna 6C HPUS* Relieves colds with a sudden onset
Eupatorium perfoliatum 3C HPUS Relieves sinus pain
Gelsemium sempervirens 6C HPUS Relieves headaches associated with colds
Kali bichromicum 6C HPUS Relieves nasal discharge
Nux vomica 3C HPUS Relieves sneezing attacks
Phytolacca decandra 6C HPUS Relieves sore throat associated with colds
Pulsatilla 6C HPUS Relieves colds with a loss of taste and smell
*Contains less [Read more…]

Boogie Wipes- Review and Contest!

Ah, cold and flu season. We all know it! Have had it, maybe have it now? (Wish it would go away and never come back, taking it’s lovely friends “mucus” and “congestion” with it?) One of the annoyances that come along with colds is the constant runny noses! As an adult, it’s bad enough. But when I see my Little Man with that red, chapped nose? I feel so bad! I can’t stand it when he gets worked up over a tissue- he doesn’t want me to wipe it because he knows it’s going to hurt his nosie. Poor bubbie! So what’s a mommy to do? Often, I end up using a wet wipe, like one that is made for “diaper messes”. But there is another kind of wipe- called “Boogie Wipes” that I just got to try out. Made just for runny noses, they don’t chap them like a regular tissue does. They are soft and sensitive, and come in 3 varieties- Unscented, Aloe, and Grape (LOL, like you are going to eat them!) They are really big, too- so if you have a GIANT boogie mess- you are good to go! I usually ended up cutting them in half, because I don’t like to waste, and they are too big for your average nose wipe. But it is good to have the option of the GIANT MESS WIPE if you need it- because we all know they come, don’t they?

Boogie Wipes are made with natural saline to dissolve boogies (mucus) caused by the common cold, allergies or otherwise booger-filled kid moments.
Extra soft, alcohol, phthalate and paraben free, Boogie Wipes are available in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol and Simply Unscented. Recommended by pediatricians as a gentle, effective alternative to a dry tissue.

Want to win some Boogie Wipes to try out on your little booger? (hehehe)
Here is how to [Read more…]

Children’s Advil

Hey mommies! (And daddies, LOL)
Here is some great information about Children’s [Read more…]

Little Update!

Little weight loss update- down another 2.5 pounds!  I know that is not a lot, but when you add it up, it’s more then 10 lbs so far   🙂
So I’m excited.  Hard work, but yay!  And I am only using products that I am blogging about, this way I can tell you how things are going and if things work (and honestly!)
Have a good one!

Total Fitness DVDs- Review and Contest

OK, so it’s January. How is that New Years Resolution going? Have you found a fitness product or workout routine that you love? Variety, I believe, really is the spice of life. I like have different things to do on a regular basis, and that includes my exercise routine. If you are bored with yours, want to add in a little something for variety, or just want to try something new (or maybe get going on that resolution!) – do I know where you should look!
Total Fitness DVDs has a little bit of everything- which translates into something for everyone! (Yes, even you) There are so many fitness options, it’s nuts! Trying to narrow down what to try is both fun and a bit mind-boggling, LOL. (And they have a good promotional even going on right now, too!)

“Stay On Track with our New Years Resolution Sale!!
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Sale runs through Sunday Jan. 30th

Offer valid while supplies last and not valid on previous purchases
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But I did find a fun one! Anyone who wants to try a fun workout, that is interesting, different, and something you will look forward to doing- this is one for you! I love Pure Barre Pershing Square 2 DVD, by Carrie Rezabek. Total Fitness DVDs has some really fun and interesting workout options- I have never heard of this one!- and when I got the chance to do a review of Pure Barre, I was super excited! I am not graceful, I am not (and never have been!) a dancer or enrolled in a dance or gymnastics class.
And, let me state this- IT IS REALLY HARD! Not because you need fantastic dance moves, or hard in the way that you will not want to do it, but it will definitely make you work. Like- the next day? I was sore in places I didn’t remember that I had, and I found myself muttering unkind things at the instructor under my breath as I went through the routine (hehehe). I also must confess- I didn’t make it all the way through the first time. But you know, I kept at it- and I did get though it after the third try. I am not going to hurt myself or kill myself over losing weight or getting “fit”- you can’t get fit if you can’t move, LOL!
I’m not in the best shape (I used to be a competitive athlete, and I was a paid model at one point long ago and far away!) but I know I can get there. Pure Barre definitely made me work- but isn’t that it’s “job”?
I do really like it. I posted a few times on Facebook and Twitter about how it is going- and if you are followers there, you know that I’m loving it! It’s hard, but so far it has been one of my favorites. I also Bookmarked “Total Fitness DVDs” for future use- they have such a great selection, and I know I am going to want to shop there the next time that I am on the lookout for a new “something” to get me moving!

Instructor’s name: Carrie Rezabek Type of Workout: Toning
Fitness Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Equipment Needed: Small Rubber Ball
Total Running Time: 45 Minutes
Release Date: 2009

“Lift your seat, tone your thighs and arms, flatten your abs and burn fat in record-breaking time with the Pure Barre Technique! This 45-minute [Read more…]