Sunday, April 15, 2012

::Closed:: What Lurking Under Your Kitchen Sink?

The Winner is: Angie!

Spring is in the air and I’m in the mood to clean. With little kids and pets in the house I try my best to use the safest products as possible. I’m always on the look out to try out products that are not only safe for my family, but good for the enviorment as well.  I was ask to review a Shaklee Get Clean kit in honor of Earth day this year. 
The Company: We believe that health isn't just about what you put in your body; it's about everything around you. We bring you a full line of natural and nontoxic cleaning choices that are Safe for You, Your Home, and Your Planet®called Get Clean®.
·         No harmful fumes or hazardous chemicals.
·         Outperforms 20 national leading brands.
·         You would spend $3400 for ready to use cleaners to get the same amount of clean found in the Get Clean Starter Kit!*
·         Features Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate - just 1/4 tsp. makes 16oz. of all-purpose cleaner for only 3 cents.
·         And when you purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit you also make a positive impact on the planet:
·         Keep 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills.
·  ·         Eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas. Passing on one Get Clean kit to a friend is the equivalent of planting 10 trees!

I was asked to compare what was under my sick and the harsh chemicals that were used in them, to Shaklee Get Clean Kit. Here are some of the harsh chemicals that I found in my house hold cleaners: kerosene, phenols, cresol, lye, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, sulfuric acid, petroleum distillates, ammonia, sodium hydroxide, butyl cellosolve, phosphoric acid, formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, morpholine, phthalates. Along with these components I also took a close look at the instructions, most bottles say” use in a well ventilated area”. It’s shocking to me that I use these products in places where there are no windows and no true way to ventilate. So as I’m cleaning I’m harming myself with the fumes these cleaners can give off.

For my review, I thought I would tackle a place in the house that gets messy fast. It’s a place that I take care in cleaning, because we use it every day with our food. I will show you a before and after picture of our microwave. I have used it several times without covering the food for this review.
To get started I had to mix the ingredients. I mixed the 1 ½ tablespoon of the Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate with 16 oz’s of water. That’s it. This makes the degreaser that you use in the kitchen. After mixing it I noticed, there is not a strong order or any fumes. I simply sprayed this in the microwave and wiped it out. It left my microwave looking like new.

Now for the best part, one of my followers will have a chance to win their own Shaklee Get Clean Kit

  To enter the this giveaway I ask that the you look under their kitchen sink to see if they find any of these ingredients in any of your cleaning products: kerosene, phenols, cresol, lye, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, sulfuric acid, petroleum distillates, ammonia, sodium hydroxide, butyl cellosolve, phosphoric acid, formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, morpholine, and phthalates?  
If you found any of these please leave a comment of what you discovered and why you need a green cleaning makeover! 
Additional entries (more chances to win):

-Liking the Shaklee Facebook Page {}
-Following @ShakleeHQ on Twitter {}
Please leave a comment for each additional entry that you do!

This review and giveaway was made possible by the Shaklee Corporation & Mom Spark Media. Incentives, product and support were provided. Thoughts are my own.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The God Box ::Book Review::

When we walk our spiritual path in life, we all find our different ways to communicate and get our thoughts and prayers out. We struggle with everyday stress and feelings of helplessness and anxiety. How do we find the strength inside ourselves to give it up to God and let go?

Mary Lou Quinlan's mother Mary Finlayson found the key inside herself. She found a way that helped her lift her burdens and prayers that she carried with her from day to day. She used her God box as a release of everything she needed to get out. Instead of dwelling on a prayer or something she worried about, she would write it down as if she was releasing this burden off her shoulders.

This books takes us on the journey of Mary Lou Quinlan discovering her mother all over again. She was close with her mother and knew her better then she knew herself. And with the help of her mothers' God Box Mary is able to see that her mother was more then what she was perceived to be. Being the strong unbreakable mother was only half her story.

This book is such a good read. The bond that this family had, and the mother that prayed for and loved her family unconditionally. 

This book has inspired me to create my own God Box, for more details of Mary Lou Quinlan check out: also follow her at: @godboxproject and The One Women Show

As always the review is my honest opinion. I was not compensated for this review. If you have any questions about this review or any review on my blog please contact me at As always this blog follows the FTC guidelines.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hunger Hits Home

Check out Hunger Hits Home  — a new documentary about childhood hunger in America premiering April 14 at 8pm/7c on Food Network. 

In this 1-hour special we take a first-hand look at the crisis of childhood hunger in America through the eyes of the parents, children, activists, educators and politicians on the frontlines of the battle. The program is presented by Food Network and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign.

For a guide with information about hosting your own viewing party, visit and click on DOWNLOAD GUIDE under “See it.”

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