Ir5S1IDID8ntz3CTfc4LEVhlmt9Wl3 La Vida Buena: November 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Natural House Review

SO i just got finished with my free 30 day supply of Natural House cleaning products. Let me tell you, this revolutionary new way of cleaning WORKS! It really is amazing. My favorite was Trashy, a garbage deoderizer. I used it in my cans, and my diaper pail and they really stopped smelling.
Here's a little more info about why our all-natural cleaning products are superior to those currently on the market!

Our products use an eco-friendly cleaning method of probiotics that create a beneficial, odor eating ecosystem to naturally drive out and digest odors at their source.
Natural House's plant-based ingredients are eco-friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable to naturally fight the toughest problems you face in your house.

Our products, Sinky and Flushy even break down and digest fats, oil, grease, and solid waste to ensure your disposal, pipes, drain lines or septic tank run smoothly.
Our cleaners contain good probiotics which continue to scour, clean, consume odors, grime, grease, and germs, and they continue to do so until your next weekly treatment!

We earned the coveted Retailers’ Choice Award” at the 2011 National Hardware Show!

So how exactly does probiotic household cleaners work?

The surfaces in your house are like a garden. If you don’t seed with good plants, weeds will grow. You have the same choice with your household surfaces: sanitize for a moment with harsh chemicals leaving your surface open to recontamination or seed with probiotics to continuously weed out the bad micro-organisms.
Traditional cleaners “clean” a surface for a moment in time; the second the rag is finished wiping the surface, that surface is almost instantly polluted once again with ambient dust, dirt, and micro-organisms.
Natural House probiotics creates mini-ecosystem on a microbial level that produces enzymes which break down odors, dirt, fats, oil, grease, food scraps, waste and toilet paper products on a continuous basis between applications. This creates a natural, clean, balanced environment that is safe for even the most sensitive members of your natural house.
The action is in the foam! When using your Natural House products be sure and let it foam first to release the cleaning agents before going to the next step on the package directions.

You can find them in Facebook and Twitter for even more information.
Natural house products can be found on Their websight or on Amazon -This is a nice option for those who use Amazon perks like "Free Super Saver Shipping" or "Amazon Prime."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Story Harbour Vol.1 Reviewand Giveaway

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this was such an awsome review. I really enjoyed sitting with the kids over some tea and listening to these children's audio stories. We got to have quality time together. These world folktales are easily understood and fun for my 4 year old all the way to me! I will def be looking into getting more of Zette Harbour stories. our family favorite was the little old woman who lived in a vinigar bottle. There is a moral story to them all. They really are just beautiful stories. here are my older 2 sitting and enjoying them. The storyteller is amazing, the voices are clear yet in character. This would make a great gift, especially for those who love audio stories!
You can visit their sight here:
Story Harbour vol. 1 is the inaugural collection of world tales for all ages performed by Zette Harbour. Stories travel the world and we can enjoy them when they visit our corner of it. Hear about Anansi, the half-spider, half-man who covets the stories of the sky god. Visit the British Isles and learn a thing or two. A poignant tale from Japan speaks to us all. From the deep reaches of the ancient city of Jerusalem, learn the meaning of poverty and of wisdom. Finally, test your cleverness against the innkeeper's daughter.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Letter to My Oldest

Dear my oldest,
You are my first born, you are who made me a mother. You have made me smile since i found out I was having a baby. ( all i wanted was a girl). I can not believe you are already 6.5. Seriously where did the time go. As a baby you only loved me, only wanted me, only needed me. You would cry the second i handed you off, your would cry the second i placed you down. You just wanted my arms, and my arms just wanted you. Your smile lights up the room, your humor fills faces with smiles. Ever since you were little, anywhere we would go, people would stop us and comment on your beauty. You are beautiful. Like the 1 flower in a garden that everyone wants to pick. I want you to know how proud i am of you. You are growing into the most perfect person. You are such an amazing sister to the other crazy 2. You have taken hair pulling from your brother, being told to hang on cause mommy has to take care of your sister. Through it all, you still continue to love them, even though they might have taken away some of your mommy from you. You have learned to share me, even though it is hard at time. I love our times together when they are sleeping and its just me and you again, reading, baking, and just goofing off. You are a holiday lover like your grandma and that reminds me of her since she has moved away. It like her holiday spirit is a part of you. You are an amazing student -over a grade ahead in reading...gosh i am so proud! I am sorry if i have ever let you down, and i am sorry when i make you mad -being a mommy isn't always that easy. We have learned to have an understanding of each other, something no one else can understand. You are my gift, and i will protect you till the end. I love you more than i could ever say, ever show. You are my everything, i just want you to know that. Thank you my first born, for making me a mommy, thank you for choosing ME to be your mommy.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Torani Flavored Syrup Review

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I was so excited that I was chosen from SheSpeaks as a blogger review for Torani flavored Syrup. They sent me 2 big bottles, one Sugar Free Vanilla and one Pumpkin Pie.
About Torani:

Since 1925, family-owned Torani has been crafting great tasting flavored syrups that coffeehouses use to make their flavored drinks taste so delicious. With over 120 flavors in regular and sugar free varieties, Torani flavored syrups are perfect for flavored lattes, mochas, coffees, cocoas, Italian sodas, teas, lemonades, cocktails and smoothies. Coffeehouse professionals choose Torani flavors because they are expertly crafted and made with the highest quality ingredients, like natural flavors and pure cane sugar. The sugar free flavors have no calories and are sweetened with Splenda. Now, Torani Flavored Syrups are widely available at retail so you can easily create authentic coffeehouse quality drinks at home.

I tried the pumpkin Pie in my coffee with a friend of mine, it was amazing! It taste just like a Pumpkin Spice Late from Starbucks, BUT SO MUCH CHEAPER! I also have used the sugar free Vanilla in my coffee and that was DIVINE! My son has been asking me to make him Vanilla Milk every morning. So i heat up his milk with some Vanilla Syurp and its DELIS! I really am looking foward to trying new drinks with these different flavors, not just in coffee. I think they would make a great desert drizzle or even in a nice Pumpik Pie Martini for the Holiday.

Here are a few other ideas for their Syrups
Popular Drink Types for Syrups:
•Flavored Coffees/Espresso Drinks (Most popular drink type for flavored syrups)
•Italian Sodas
•Flavored Tea (Hot and Cold)
•Flavored Lemonades
•Flavored Sodas (Coca-Cola, Mountain Dew, etc)
•Flavored Energy drinks (Red Bull

Distribution/Where to Buy Torani Flavored Syrups: Torani syrups are primarily used at coffeehouses and restaurants in over 40 countries. Within the retail flavored syrup category, Torani has a dominant market share exceeding 60%. At US retail outlets, Torani is available at stores such as:
•Cost Plus World Market
•Smart and Final
•Most major grocery stores
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Burts Bees Natural Skin Solutions Review

I ususally get very dry and irritated skin from cleaners. Especially in the winter and cold weather months. It was so refreshing to fin a cleanser that actaully seemed to put moisture back into my face, while cleaning it at the same time. I use it daily and its great for removing makeup as well. For the moisturizer, it goes on very smooth and non greesy. This is something i will def be investing in and using in my routine of facial hygiene.

I recieved free producta for review through
The thoughts are my own and i was not paid for this review

Monday, November 7, 2011

My Caring Cross Giveaway

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I was so thrilled to be chosen to review a My Caring Cross. When i received my cross, it was much bigger than i had expected, but in a good way. It really fits into your hand with comfort. The cross is smooth and soft, and the craftsmanship is amazing. I gave my cross to my 4 year old right away, and this was 2 weeks ago, he still carries it with him everywhere. For him, it is comfort, and closeness with God.

The story behind the Caring Cross is amazing.

Issa is a Christian living on the outskirts of Bethlehem and has been carving crosses and religious items his whole life to support his wife and three children. Twenty years ago Angus Reid's mother met Issa on a visit to Bethlehem and began importing his olive wood handicrafts. With the decline of Bethlehem tourism, Issa and other Christian Artisans are struggling. The main goal is to support them by providing a market for olive wood crosses direct to Christians in America.

These crosses come in a beautiful velvet bag, along with an extra white velvet bag that would be great as a Wedding Favor.  They make wonderful gifts for all ages, Baptism, Birth, Confirmation, Christmas, really anyone can enjoy the beauty this cross has to offer.

There are to specials going on right now, at The first one is 8 crosses delivered priority mail for just 36.00 or 4.50 oer cross or 2 Caring Crosses for 12.00 delivered.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Life without Power......

So, this past saturday we were hit with a snowstorm. YEP snow before Holloween. Its was nice, Luz had a soccer game in the snow, the kids got all new snow gear.
Ever notice when it snows, no matter how much of a pain it is to clean, snow slows life down, even as an adult, there is that magical feeling that I thought only children get.
We built a fort, made a VERY leafy snowman, and had a snowball fight. I had so much fun playing with the kids....


Usually i dont care, but it was cold, I have the baby....and it was COLD!

Night 1 wasnt too bad, I bundled Luz up and she slept fine in her crib. The other 2 were in our bed (like always). I actually started reading a book....and was enjoying it. The kids talked to each other, played, read books, and just continued on....without tv, or video games.

The house got down to 52, which isnt Terribly bad, but it was cold. After the first n night and second day, we realized we had to get going. We left to go to my inlaws. The kids were thrilled for them its a sleep over with their cousins that live there. For me, i wanted my house, my space. I LOVE MY HOUSE! but i could not be selfish and have the kids cold, in danger sleeping with candles lit, so off we went.

2 nights and 3 days we spent there. I came home and cleaned up one day and it was freezing in the house. Outside all i could hear were generators running. Holloween in most towns was postponed till today (Wed.) go figure!

So last night (monday night ) we were back home, in our warm house, back to normal life..... AND THE POWER WENT OUT AGAIN!!!!

It was out for about 2 hrs and returned....

I have found a new appreciation for no power. really i did enjoy the reading, the ways the kids kept busy, the candle light talking,....i hope it happens again, but for 1 day and night.....not 4 nights 5 days :)

Here are some photos from the storm!




A tote of fruit and veggi out in the snow