Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fight Your Common Cold Naturally with Organic India

I received samples of the products mentioned below in order to facilitate this review.  As always all opinions are my own.

It’s cold season here in New England and I have been struck down with my second cold within a month! Luckily, my second cold has been a lot easier to handle with the help of some products from Organic India.

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First, I gave my self an immunity boost with Chyawanprash. A 100% organic herbal jam is packed with 36 traditional Indian herbs + vitamin C, aiding in digestion, metabolism, memory and even skin complexion. You can spread it onto toast or crackers and I even added a scoop to my morning smoothie!

Next up was the Organic India Turmeric Formula capsules. In addition to being great for digestion, healthy joints and radiant skin, turmeric is awesome for inflammation. You know, like your inflamed, throbbing, sinuses? Yes, it’s awesome for that!

Then, of course, was tea! Who doesn’t love tea when they have a cold? Organic India’s Tulsi Tea supports the immune system, relieves everyday stress, gives you increased stamina and indurance and is abundant in antioxidants. For more than 5000 years Tulsi (also known as Holy Basil) has been considered India's "Queen of Herbs" and has been revered as one of the most sacred herbs in India, infused with healing power.

Although there is no cure, of course, for the common cold.  I found a ton of relief (and none of the loopy feelings from OTC cold medicine) with these products!

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Find Your Creative Spark with Creative Galaxy!



My boys and I have been enjoying watching episodes of Creative Galaxy, available on Amazon Prime Instant Video.  They were immediately drawn to the show and even started dancing and singing along to the theme song during the first episode we watched!

Both of my kids, who are 3 and 5, really love art and this show  got their imaginations going.  Creative Galaxy, produced by Out of the Blue Enterprises with Angela Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Super Why!) serving as Creator and Executive Producer, is a make-along, create-along, interactive art adventure series for preschoolers.

Arty, the main character, travels through the Creative Galaxy on his Creative Spark rocket ship with his magical friend Epiphany.  They collect art supplies in their Idea Box and then solve problems with art!

I loved that the art projects were simple and they show real kids at the end of each episode working on their own unique projects based on the episode.  If the boys had an idea for a Creative Galaxy inspired art project, we had stuff around the house to use.  In one episode, Arty makes a mosaic heart for his moms birthday.


They were inspired to make their own mosaic project.  So, I cut out the first letter in each of their names using cardstock.  Then, I cut a bunch of different shapes out of construction paper, scrapbook paper and tissue paper.  I also added some spare buttons into the mix.


Then, I just sat them down with their letters and some glue and let them have at it!


We’re going to hang them up on their bedroom doors once all of the glue dries!!


The series helps make children and adults aware that people literally find themselves immersed in art most of the time: Parks use sculptures to add interest and to inform people; posters on walls give information and motivation; the clothes we wear are designed; music plays on the radio to keep your energy levels up; dance has meaning and tells stories. Whether we think of our world as art or not – it is!

This is just such a great show! I believe hands-on art and imaginative play is so important for little minds and this show really helps to foster that.

Once again, Creative Galaxy is available on Amazon Prime Instant Video – so it’s super easy to watch at your convenience!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Let’s Pley! - Rent LEGO® Sets

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My boys and I received our first box in the mail from the other day and are in love!

Pley is a subscription-based company that rents out LEGO® Sets at three monthly levels depending on the size of the sets customers want to rent: small ($15/month), medium ($25/month) or large ($39/month). Each subscription has free shipping, both ways.

They have over 250 sets available, with new sets being added daily.  Each set is cleaned with an eco- and kid-friendly sterilization solution and they won’t penalize you if you lose a few pieces!


I love this service because my boys get to build a set and play with it and when they are done, I send them back! The pieces don’t get added to our massive tub of dismembered LEGO® sets! They love it because, well, LEGO®!!!


We received a Spiderman set this time, it arrived in a mesh bag with the original instructions included.  They also sent us referral cards, a special Pley brick separator, and a bracelet that kids can decorate with LEGO® bricks!


My boys enjoyed building and playing this set in a “special area” (so we didn’t mix up the pieces) and even enjoyed helping me take the set apart to send back! It’s really a win-win for parents and kids.

If you would like a 15 day free trial of Pley, click here!

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