Monday, January 23, 2017

Jack N' Jill and Luna: A perfect match!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product and/or compensation in exchange for this review.

You know how your kids get money for Christmas and their birthdays and you're never really quite sure what to do with it? Of course, putting it into savings is always a good choice. But if Aunt Susie really wants you to buy something for your little one, I have a great suggestion for all that unused Christmas money. 

What could be better than buying your baby/toddler something they not only like, but is also good for them? 

Jack N' Jill gift sets won my heart when I saw they included a sleepover bag, perfect for going to Grandma's! Check out what the kit includes:

I mean, seriously, look at the fun they've put into a child's early tooth care regimen! The designs are whimsical and fun. And the Stage 3 Silicone Tooth & Gum Brush is perfect for taking care of those first teeth. Plus, with the non-choke guard, you don't have to worry about baby shoving the toothbrush down their throat! 

Since pictures are supposedly worth 1,000 words, I'll just let Luna show you how excited she was to receive this kit for Christmas. And, in true Green Grandma grandbaby fashion, she'll even show you how to use both types of toothbrushes!

I know I'm biased, but... how cute is she?? And how great are these kits? If your kids have never tried Jack N' Jill toothpaste, they're in for a treat! It's natural with organic flavors. What could be better than that?

At just $36.99, the Jack N' Jill Bunny, Dino, Hippo, or Koala Gift Kit is well-worth the money!

Reviewing it for you,

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mobility issues? Trouble bending? I might have an answer in this review

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product and/or compensation in exchange for my honest review.

As many of you know, my life took a bit of a turn last month. For the past 12 years, I've run my own business called Speechless (I put words in your mouth!), offering writing, editing, and voice-over services to clients around the world. I added this blog to the mix in 2009 and have been happily working away at my two businesses since then. 

In late November, I received a phone call that resulted in my current situation. I am now running Dignity Home Care Professionals, a home care company in Pittsburgh. It's a far cry from what I've ever done, but I am enjoying it immensely. I am working with my daughter, Bethany, who is co-owner of Dignity, and that has been a delight. Years ago, Bethany and I talked about running a business together and here we are, doing just that. It's odd how life works out sometimes. If you'd told me six months ago I would be working a full-time job managing a company outside of my home, I would have told you you were crazy!

Even though I'm pouring much of myself into this new venture, I haven't abandoned Speechless or Green Grandma. As a matter of fact, for the last two nights, I had to come home from work and do narrations. As I write this review (which is what I'm getting to), it's nearing midnight.

I was asked to review a product last week that is absolutely perfect for my other business, as it's a product that is ideal for the elderly. So perfect, in fact, that I'm giving it to one of our clients tomorrow. The client is recovering from a broken hip and cannot bend. That makes putting on shoes especially difficult. And that's where this product comes in. It's a long-handled shoe horn. 

While the picture depicts a much younger and seemingly more fit person enjoying the benefits of this shoe horn, I feel it's more accurately suited for someone who struggles with mobility due to aging, injury, or loss of flexibility. And for them, it's a must-have. 

I toyed with the idea of keeping it for myself, but decided my client would get far more use out of it. Besides, at only $12.99, I can certainly afford to buy one of my own. The Shoe Horn by Vive comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. Designed with comfort in mind, it is 24" and made of a lightweight flexible plastic. Currently, there are 621 reviews on Amazon with a 4.5/5 overall rating!

I would have to give it 5 stars. I've used other shoe horns in the past and this one surpasses them in ease of use and quality. If you struggle with putting on your shoes or boots, or you know some seniors who would benefit from having a long-handed shoe horn of their own, I cannot recommend the Shoe Horn by Vive enough. Why not show your love on Valentine's Day by gifting your loved ones with a shoe horn? It's perfectly suited for a big red bow and nothing says "I love you" like a shoe horn, right? Well, maybe that's stretching it a bit, but you get the picture.

Reviewing it for you,

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Levoit Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp GIVEAWAY! $120 RV

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Sponsored By: Levoit

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner Will Receive: 

One Levoit Hand Carved Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp! ($120 RV)

Anyone who's been to my home or office, has noticed my salt lamps. That's because I love them and I really believe in the difference they make in my health and in the quality of my life. The Elora Salt Lamp is amazing! The Levoit website states that “Each lamp emits ions that counter-balance electromagnetic radiation caused by your household appliances, reducing physical fatigue, stress and sluggishness. This natural ionization pulls harmful contaminants and allergens out of the air so you can breathe easier and enjoy more restful sleep.” How can that be anything, but good?!

Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 1/15 9:00 AM EST through 1/31 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received a Levoit Salt Lamp at no cost to facilitate the above-mentioned review. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Farm-to-Table is about to get so much closer

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product and/or compensation in exchange for a post expressing my personal opinions.

What would you think about a system that would provide you with fresh, healthy food every single day year round? Pretty cool, huh? And you want to know more about it, don't you?

Here's the thing: innovator Andrew Dewey came up with a way for everyone to grow their own food right in their own kitchen. The system is called Organiponic. 

According to the Worldwide Fund for Nature, unsustainable agricultural practices can negatively impact the environment in various ways, including: 

  • land conversion and habitat loss
  • wasteful water consumption
  • soil erosion and degradation
  • pollution
  • genetic erosion
  • climate change
With the demand for organic food reaching $43.3 billion last year, it's obvious that millions of Americans are prioritizing regarding what they eat and they're often choosing farm-to-table. But for some, that's not even an option. While I enjoy the benefit of living close to farms where I can trust their growing practices, such as Freedom Farms in Butler County, PA, many others are not so fortunate. I also have easy access to stores like Trader Joe's, Aldi's, and Whole Foods where I can purchase organic and GMO-free produce. Quite honestly, I don't even give it much thought. For me, there's no excuse for not eating food that is safe and healthy.

That doesn't mean I don't enjoy harvesting food from my own garden for the short season afforded to us here in Western Pennsylvania. Which is why the idea of a year round seed-to-harvest system caught my interest.

With the Organiponic system, everyone has access to fresh local food every day. "What's more local than your own kitchen?" asks Dewey. Indeed. Who wouldn't want to walk across their kitchen and snip some herbs on cut some lettuce? Brilliant!

The problem at this point is that the Organiponic system is not yet available. That's why I'm sharing this information and the link to their StartEngine campaign (click here), which includes an informative video. Once launched, the company will deliver a 12, 16, or 24 plant system for in-home gardening with the goal of transforming the way you garden, cook, and eat organic produce. They plan to offer their units worldwide, along with a subscription-based "grow kit" to provide quality lettuces, greens, and herbs throughout the year, accompanied by an app that will let you know when to add nutrients. Check out the video, become a contributor, and you could be instrumental in changing the world, one bowl of lettuce at a time!

Now that's the kind of change I can stand behind!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Vinegar Friday -- Let's go for soft!

Martha Washington by Currier & Ives. 

TGIVF!! It's the first Vinegar Friday of 2017! For many of us who live in cold climates, we're experiencing the dry skin that accompanies winter weather. But there's hope and it's not in an expensive jar of moisturizer or facial creams.

It's the Martha Washington Vinegar (yes, vinegar) Facial Mask! Supposedly, her glowing skin is what won the heart of our first president, or at least it's what caught his eye.

All you need is
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar (stick to the good stuff -- unfiltered and organic)
Mix it up, apply it to your face and relax for 20 minutes or so. Then rinse with warm water and pat dry. 

Now here's the thing -- you end up with lots of extra mask solution, so why not throw a party? Invite your friends for a Martha Washington facial party. Add some tea or wine or whatever and enjoy an afternoon or evening of pampering. While you're at it, fill some foot baths with warm water and 1/2 cup of ACV and soak your tootsies. The end results will be baby soft faces and feet. Take that, winter!


Keeping it green and soft with vinegar,

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