Saturday, November 28, 2015

It's the Balm Organic Sunshine [Giveaway]

I love discovering new natural body care brands! It's the Balm contains natural ingredients and offers a variety of products for every room in your house. Enter below for a chance to win the Citrus Bundle!

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Deliciously Savvy is Hosting a Giveaway for 1 Lucky Winner to Receive an It's The Balm! (ORGANIC SUNSHINE) Fresh Citrus Prize Pack Bundle! I LOVE Organic Sunshine's Products and I love the results of going Organic! Read a Review Of The Citrus Gift Lovers Gift Set Here!


Sponsored By: It's The Balm! Organic Sunshine


Hosted BY: Deliciously Savvy


Co-Hosted by :

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PLUS a Big Thank You To All Of The Blogs Helping To Promote This Giveaway By Sharing It With Their Amazing Readers! Thank You :)


1 Lucky Winner Will Receive All Of The Products Pictured Below:

Citrus Lovers Gift Set!

This luxurious Citrus Lovers Gift Set has everything you need to uplift your spirits and pamper your body. Made with pure and natural ingredients, it makes a great gift! The body products comes wrapped in a luxurious reusable Muslin Gift Bag.

Each product is scented with pure, therapeutic grade essential oil for an uplifting experience. Made using natural ingredients, these products will uplift your mind, moisturize your skin and keep you smelling fresh and clean.

What comes in the Kit: *Fresh Citrus Foaming Hand Soap (8 oz.) *Citrus Body Scrub (4 oz.) *Fresh Citrus Lotion (4 oz.) *Fresh Citrus Body Mist (2 oz.) *Key Lime Lip Balm

Giveaway Dates ~ 11/28 9 PM EST through 12/13 11:59PM EST
Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only.
Any Questions Email Me At mcushing7 (at) hotmail (dot) com.
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in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.
This giveaway will end at 11:59PM (EST) on 12/13/2015.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Encourage Activity Gorilla Gym [Giveaway]

Encourage activity and movement with the Gorilla Gym! This hanging "gym" can be used in many different ways inside the home. Enter below for a chance to win!

Prize:
ARV $160

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and 
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Gifts For The Gang [Giveaway]

The gift giving season is almost upon us! We have been making Christmas gift lists for ourselves and our family members. Get a jump start on holiday shopping by entering to win some of the great prizes below!

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Welcome To The 2nd Annual Gifts For The Gang Giveaway

We have prizes to help with Christmas presents for your gang.

We have over $1200 rv in prizes!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What Map WOOD You Design [Giveaway]

Are you looking for something different to give to your family and friends this year? Check out a wooden map! Customized to any map that you select. Enter below for a chance to win one for yourself or for someone else!


Prize:
8x8 Wood Cut Map w/ Marker

ARV $146 Each


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and 
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Raw Fermented Liquid Probiotic [review]

Probiotics seem to be everywhere and in just about anything. Last year, I did some research on the best form of probiotics and the consensus was that as close to natural and as close to raw is the best. Natural fermentation provides the best balance and mix of probiotics. Raw keeps the healthy bacteria at the highest level because heat can kill bacteria. Pro EM-1 Probiotic is a naturally fermented raw probiotic supplement.


Pro EM-1 Liquid Probiotic      
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

Disclosure: I am not a medical professional. Information about the product was sourced from the company website. These statements have not be reviewed by the FDA, not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any conditions or diseases. Please consult your physician before starting a new supplement. I received the product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and are honest.

The Good
The Not So Good
Organic ingredients
Comes in a plastic bottle
Raw and naturally fermented

Ease to take




Pro EM-1 Liquid Probiotic Supplement is a fermented liquid probiotic made with organic ingredients and naturally occurring microorganisms. The company only uses live viable and active microbes (never freeze dried). The fermentation process produces active metabolites, including enzymes, co-enzymes, amino acids, organic acids, bacteriocins, and other bioactive micronutrients. Fermentation is a natural process that makes vitamins and minerals more available, but also provides our GI system with healthy bacteria.

The liquid probiotic comes in a dark navy plastic bottle. I do wish that the bottle was glass, but I am glad that it is dark to preserve the natural organisms. Pouring the bottle has been a bit of a challenge because of the way the opening is designed. When the bottle is very full, some of the liquid did drip down the side of the bottle. I have been experimenting with pouring quickly or slowing to see if it helps.

Pro EM-1 Probiotic ingredients:
Purified water
Organic aloe vera gel
Natural honey
Organic molasses
1 million cfu/ml of microbes:
   Lactobacillus plantarum
   Lactobacillus casei
   Lactobacillus fermentum
   Lactobacillus bulgaricus
   Saccharomyces cerevisiae
   Rhodopseudomonas palustris

This list of ingredients is one of the simplest for probiotic supplements. Even in natural supplements, sometimes it is hard to avoid fillers that are required to make the product work or make the supplement easier to digest and get absorbed into the body. I like the simple ingredient list. The liquid probiotic is gluten-free and dairy-free. The mix of microbes is a little bit different than what I have read on probiotic capsule supplements and that is due to the fact that this is a raw, fermented product. I strongly believe in the power of fermentation and am glad I found this product.

Usage: The recommended dose is 1 tbsp per day, taken with meals. The liquid probiotic can be mixed with water or juice. I have also been adding 1 tsp to my toddler's yogurt.

Results: I have been taking it directly and then chasing with water. The taste is somewhat pleasant to me. I have been taking about 1-2 tsp per day and have not experienced any discomfort. If you experience discomfort, reduce the amount day and gradually increase. Since I have began taking probiotic supplements (most of the days lately), I feel like my digestion and bowel movements are regular and of a good quality. In general, I have not had any GI issues like gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea. I do feel like taking the probiotic supplement on a regular basis has helped my GI system.



If you are looking for a raw probiotic supplement, Pro EM-1 fermented liquid probiotic is a great supplement to boost immunity and health naturally.
  


Monday, November 16, 2015

Post Partum Belly Band [review]

No matter the shape of your body or the outcome of labor and birth, a recovery and support belly band is a must have post-partum product. Skin and muscles stretch. Abs become non-existent. A Post-partum belly band is a great way to provide support during recovery. Mamaway post-partum bamboo belly band is soft, comfortable, and can be worn all day.


Mamaway Post-Partum Belly Band           
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.
Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and are honest.

The Good
The Not So Good
3 velcro fasteners for customized fit
Hand wash recommended
Soft and comfortable

Does not ride up




A postnatal belly band seeps up recovery after birth and increase  blood circulation. It helps to provide structure and support for abs stretched during pregnancy. Right after birth, the belly band is worn lower to help with uterus and pelvis recovery. Then, it is worn higher to tighten the abdominal area and provide back support. Mamaway belly band can be worn right after birth, both natural births and c-section births. The belly band is made from nyllon, rubber, bamboo charcoal, and polyester. The material is thick, but is soft and stretchy. The belly band does not ride even when bending up and down to hold the baby and while doing household tasks.

 

When undone, the belly band lays flat. The main piece of the belly band has velcro on the end and goes around the area that needs support. There are two smaller compression belt that provide more targeted support. The 3 step fastening helps to target specific areas that need support and recovery the most.

The belly band can be worn all day long, under or over clothes, and can even be worn during the night. The belly band does not ride up and move with your body.

Usage: In the first 4 weeks post partum, lie down to secure the belly band. If more than 4 weeks, can do it standing up. The band has a slight curvature to it, so you can tell which part goes on the bottom (or remember that the red and white tag goes on your right side). Secure the big panels first, then secure each compression belt where you need it most.

Hand washing with a neutral detergent and warm water is recommended. Lay out to dry in a cool, shaded area.

Results:  My dress size is around a 2. I ordered a Medium size because smaller sizes were not available. The Medium fits me well! I do not feel that there is excess fabric and the compression bands have more way to go. I would say that the Medium size would be perfect for me right after giving birth.

It has been quite a bit of time since I have giving birth. Nonetheless, I feel like I still need help with lower back and ab support. Carrying my toddler or holding him in church takes a bit toll on my lower back. I have been wearing the Mamaway belly band as a corset and for back support. Standing up, I can quickly put the belly band on. I use the 2 compression bands to define my waistline. I really like the way the belly band provides support for my lower back, helps to cinch in my waist, and helps me to have better posture. The belly band is quite comfortable to wear throughout the day, but I do not see myself wearing it for more than a few hours. I was able to bend down and do some light cleaning with the belly band on.



You can see from the above photos that the 2 compression bands really helped to define my waist. If I needed more help on my lower belly, I would attach the 2 compression bands lower.



Mamaway post-partum support belly band is a great investment for anyone who is pregnant and for moms that need more support and definition after giving birth. The ability to customize the fit of the belly band is a great feature that a lot of other post-partum belly bands do not offer.
  


Worm Factory 360 [Giveaway]

Are you looking for a perfect gift for your green friends? Have you always wanted to get into composting? A Worm Factory is a great option for composting outdoors or indoors year round! Enter below for a chance to win a composting worm bin system.

Worm Factory 360 Giveaway Ends 11 30 15

Hosted by: The Cheshire Cat's Looking Glass

Co-hosted by: Michigan Savings and More & Tales From A Southern Mom

Sponsored by: Earth Easy



Saturday, November 14, 2015

Fun To Be ONE [Giveaway]

To celebrate the one year blog anniversary of Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews, I teamed up with other bloggers to bring you this giveaway. Enter below for a chance to win!

Fun To Be ONE Giveaway
Hosted By
Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews



Thank you so much for being a part of my first year. This has been the most amazing adventure for our whole family.  This giveaway is to celebrate how much we appreciate all of you for being our amazing readers. A lot of time and hard work has went into pulling this together. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do :) 

2 Lucky Winners ***2 Amazing Prize Packs ***$850+ in Prizes
11/14 to 11/28
Open to US 




Prize #1



Prize #2

Two Lucky Winners will receive their very own 
Fun To Be ONE Prize Bundle

Sponsors for this awesome giveaway include:

 *Baby Sonny * Bag Nation * Bow-Tiger * LullaBaby
*Lumiere Baby * Mamaway  * Maxx Elite
 *Omnitots * TotStuff * Ventein * Zubels*

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To see Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews, reviews of these awesome products.

A shout out to my awesome Co-Hosts. I appreciate all of your hard work.

*Deliciously Savvy * Davids DIY * Totally Temberton
MomJunky * Tales From A Southern Mom * Oh My Heartsie Girl  * Sew Crafty Angel * Box Roundup * Dorky Deals*

Thank you so much to all of the bloggers participating in this giveaway. Without you, it wouldn't be quite as exciting or get so big, I appreciate you!

Now for the fun stuff. This giveaway is open to US. There are daily bonus entries for sharing this giveaway on your social media channels.
 I can't ask you to "Like" our pages but, if you see something you like, let us know so we can bring you more of it. 
We LOVE it when you "LIKE" our pages. 

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Thank you for taking the time out to enter into the giveaway. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews at grovesamy81@gmail.com 


Winners will receive the  prizes directly from the participating companies. None of the bloggers participating in this giveaway were compensated or are responsible for the prizes. 


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Seal 7 Album [review]

Listening to music is a big part of my life. From listening to mellow, easy song while coking dinner or cleaning to listening to more upbeat songs while running, I enjoy a variety of music. Seal has created some of the most epic songs that we still remember. Seal's new album entitled 7 will charm and romance you as Seal explores the different facets of love.







Seal 7 Tracklist:
1. Daylight Saving
2. Every Time I'm With You
3. Life on the Dancefloor
4. Padded Cell
5. Do You Ever
6. The Big Love Has Died
7. Redzone Killer
8. Monascow
9. Half A Heart
10. Let Yourself
11. Love

The album starts off on a slow, mellow song to showcase the beauty of Seal's voice. Daylight Savings is a good entry song. The softness of the voice then goes into a strong proclamation. Padded Cell is a more upbeat song and is going on my running playlist! Do You Ever and Half a Heart songs got at some my emotions.

The new album 7 from Seal includes songs that I like to listen to. I can see myself listening to this album while cooking in the kitchen or relaxing with wine. I love Seal's voice.

The 7 album can be purchased on iTunes and on Amazon.



Disclosure: I participated in the 7 album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Adrano Volcano Coffee [review]

Coffee is one of the highlights of my mornings, mid days, and afternoons! I drink coffee for both an energy boost and the flavor. I prefer a strong, bold cup of coffee. Black! Last year, my husband started roasting green coffee beans. This is a great way to obtain organic green coffee beans and roast them to our desired flavor. Heirloom Coffee sources Adrano coffee from small estates in the the Pocos de Caldas volcanic caldera (crater) in Brazil.



Adrano Brazil Volcano Coffee       
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
Sustainably grown, direct traded
Not certified organic
Complex, yet smooth flavor and taste






Heirloom Coffee's Adrano coffee is a mix of Mundo Novo, CatuaĆ­ and AcaiĆ” varieties of Arabica beans. The small estates in the volcanic crater grow a variety of unusual Arabica bean sub-types. These unusual beans, paired with the unique volcanic soil and microclimate, create beans that have a variety of flavors. Adrano coffee beans are processed with a dry-process. The beans are large, hard, and have a high sugar content due to full ripening in processing. Flavors include buttery aromas and deep, rich caramel. This coffee has won awards!

The Adrano coffee beans are sold green, meaning that they have not been roasted. Roasting at home is easy and doable! My husband has been using a hot air popper that he purchased on Amazon, but I have also seen these in thrift stores. The coffee beans come with instructions for roasting coffee at home. I would recommend looking at some YouTube videos to understand the process of roasting coffee at home. The green coffee beans can also be roasted in a pan as long as you constantly move them around for even roasting.

Usage: First, my husband roasted the coffee beans to the desired roast level. He over roasted just a bit, so they were past the French Roast level. The color of the beans and ground coffee looked almost black and we could taste a little bit of the burn in the coffee, but it was still drinkable. Next time, he will remove the beans from the hot air popper 1-2 minutes sooner. We used an Aeropress to press Adrano volcano coffee - about 2 spoonfuls of ground coffee per 1 cup of water. We like coffee strong! If you make the coffee and it's too strong, you can dilute by adding a little bit of hot water at a time until you reach your preferred strength.


Results: The coffee was strong, bold and smooth. I could taste the caramel notes in the coffee. Even though we made pretty strong coffee, it was not too acidic. I really like the low acidity, especially since I prefer my coffee stronger and stronger causes sometimes irritates my stomach.


If you are looking for unique coffee beans to try, I recommend Heirloom Coffee's volcano coffee. I The flavor profile of the Adrano volcano coffee will appeal to any palate.



Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and are honest. 


Monday, November 2, 2015

FREE Blogger Opp: It's Fun to be ONE Giveaway

In order to help Deliciously Savvy celebrate a blogiversary/birthday, here is a FREE blogger opportunity below. Details below. 

Blogger Opp It's Fun To Be ONE Giveaway
 Blogiversary/Birthday Celebration


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Each blogger will receive 2 Free links Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest

Open to US 
Dates Start  11/14
End 11/28

Will be 2 weeks long make sure if you are purchasing links they will be valid that long. We don't want blank entries.


Sponsors will be announced at the start of the giveaway
here is a sneak peek, we have a lot more coming!!




TWO Winners will receive a prize pack to celebrate their first year!


Sign Up Here or Below

Announcement Post

Announcement not required but preferred.  I would love to see all of the bloggers that helped me through my first year work with me on this on. It is huge for me. I owe a huge thanks you to all of my new friends, 
Thank You. 

Co-Host $5 for 5 Links (+2 =7 total) plus back link to your blog.
Secret word pages are $3 ($2 if you make your own)
Adding links like Daily Comments, retweets , pins, etc $2 each, limit 3 (link to specific post required)
Adding social links $1 limit 3
email sign ups $2

Any payment needed please send to grovesamy81@gmail.com as a friend/gift, ONE in the notes

Posting will be required within 24 hours of launch.

I hope to see you there.


If you have any questions about this giveaway please email Amy at grovesamy81@gmail.com


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