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Vegetarian Quick and Easy–Under 15 Minutes #Review #MyOwnVeggieWorld


Martha wants to be a vegetarian. I am fine with that except I have a concern when it comes to her getting enough protein in her diet. I would also love to try this adventure with her.

I have been searching for recipes that are easy and quick to make.  I can find a lot of recipes but not all are quick and easy.  Plus, trying to remember where I found the recipes is challenging at times.  I mean, I do have a Pinterest account.  The only problem with that is when I go to Pinterest to meal plan, I get sucked into the vortex and wind up in a time suck.  lol.  It is totally my fault, but it happens every single time.

This E-book is perfect for what I need.  I can open up the book on my Kindle and meal plan.  The only problem is that there are so many good recipes that I have a hard time deciding what I am going to make.

This book explains what a vegetarian is, the reasons to become a vegetarian, the benefits of being a vegetarian, and becoming vegetarian.  There is also a “chapter” on things to make it easier for this journey.  I love the simplicity of the “chapters” and the explanations it gives.  It is a quick and easy read.

Now to the recipes—there are so many recipes.  There is not a shortage of different things to make and try.  There are different sections for the recipes: Easy and Quick Recipes for Busy Moms, Quick and Easy Recipes for Romantic Meals, Quick and Easy Recipes that Even Kids Can Make, and Easy and Quick Recipes for Parties.  You can see there is an overlying theme to the recipes–quick and easy.  I love these types of recipes.  We are always on the go, and our plans can change on a moment’s notice.

There is one thing that I wish the book had.  I wish it had nutritional information available for each recipe.  But given the amount of recipes (I counted 100), that is okay.


*I received this e-book to review.  I received no other compensation.  All opinions are my own.*

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Pure Peppermint Essential Oil #Review #PurePeppermint


Peppermint oil is one of my favorite essential oils. I love putting it in my diffuser on gloomy days to add a little pep in my step. I get energized when diffusing peppermint oil

Here is what goPURE Naturals says about peppermint oil–
Each bottle contains 100% Pure, Therapeutic Grade A cold-pressed peppermint essential oil.
Ideal for treating a wide range of ailments and disorders, this peppermint oil is the purest oil available.
Peppermint oil is one of the world’s most commonly used essential oils, with a history that dates back as far as 3,000 years.
It offers a pleasant, uplifting scent that has been used to treat a variety of physical and mental ailments, from bad breath to depression. Modern research proves that it stimulates several regions of the brain, giving it the power to have a profound impact on the entire body.

At the time of publication, you can purchase goPURE Peppermint Oil for $11.89 for 4 ounces.  You can purchase it here.

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100% Pure Argan Oil #Review #ArganOil

Argan Oil

Argan Oil

As you know, I love essential oils. I have been looking at different carrier oils besides fractionated coconut oil. I use fractionated coconut oil for a lot of things. I wanted to branch out into the carrier oil world so to speak. Argan oil is a good oil to mix with essential oils to dilute the oils.

Argan oil can be used for different things. You can use it on your hair, nails, and skin. Martha has been using it on her nails to get them back in shape after many weeks of polishing her nails and creating different designs. Tink has been using it on her face along with some essential oils to help control break-outs. I have been using it on my scalp because my scalp has been dry recently. All three of us have had success with using argan oil the way we use it.

I will definitely keep this oil on my list to purchase again.  I love having an alternative to fractionated coconut oil so we can have different benefits from the oil.

You can purchase 100% Pure Argan Oil here on Amazon.

You can also follow the company on Facebook, and you can visit their website here.

At the time of publication, you can purchase for $17.89 for 4 ounces.  A little goes a long way with this oil!

*I received this product to review.  All opinions are my own.*

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#iArrow iPhone 6 Case #Review

I received this product to review.  I was not compensated in any other way.

You can read my review on Amazon here.  At the time of publication, the iArrow case was available for $10.97.  This is a great price for a case that is super clear and protects against dust and scratches.

The link is not an affiliate link.  I do not receive compensation in any way if you click on the link or if you purchase the product.

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Vanilla Mint Deodorant Creme Review and Giveaway #LoveYourBody

Bella Organics Vanilla Mint Deodorant Creme

Bella Organics
Vanilla Mint
Deodorant Creme

I have wanted to try a deodorant with all-natural ingredients.  Here are the ingredients in the : Organic Shea Butter, Organic Arrowroot Powder, (Vegan), Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Aluminum-Free Baking Soda, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil.  It doesn’t get any simpler than that.  I love being able to read all the ingredients without needing a science degree.

I was a little afraid of the application.  You take a pea-sized amount and rub under each arm until applied.  I was wondering what my hand would feel like after I applied it.  I was thinking my hand would feel sort of dry since deodorant repels moisture.  My hand felt fine.  I washed them after I applied the deodorant, and you couldn’t tell I used my hand to apply it.

I am really impressed with this deodorant.  I wasn’t paying attention to the different essential oils used when I was using it so I wasn’t thinking about the different properties of each oil.  I was so surprised at how my underarms would feel cool from the peppermint.  I cannot wait to use this during the summer when it is hot in Houston.  I have been using this daily for a week with no problems.

Bella Organics Vanilla Mint Deodorant Creme

Bella Organics
Vanilla Mint
Deodorant Creme

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I received this product to review and facilitate a giveaway.  I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own.  I only recommend products I feel my readers would like.

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#ShieldGo iPhone 6 Screen Protector #Review

I received this product for review purposes. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own.

You can read my review here on Amazon. This is not an affiliate link; I do not get compensated in any way if you click on the lil or if you buy the product.

Martha likes the screen protector.  She has had it on a few weeks and has not had any issues.

You can purchase the screen protector at Amazon.  Right now the price is $9.95 which is a decent price for a screen protector.

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E-Book Green Smoothies: The Weight Loss and Detox Secret #MyOwnVeggieWorld


I received a Kindle copy of this E-book for review purposes. I was not compensated in any other way.

I like the way the book is set up with its chapters. It explains green smoothies and talks about the benefits to drinking green smoothies. There is a chapter titled “Green Smoothies-The Healthiest Weight Loss Program.” I did not focus too much on this chapter. I do like how simple the book is to understand. It is a quick read. There are a lot of smoothie recipes in the book. I did not count how many recipes, but the front of the book says there are more than fifty recipes. That is a lot of recipes!

I do like the recipes that I have tried. There is nutritional information available for each recipe. My teen and I love this. Martha loves to make green smoothies and likes to see the nutritional information. I have tried at least 5 recipes, and Martha has tried more. We plan on drinking more smoothies this summer when we can get fresh fruits and vegetables.

I like having this E-book as a quick reference when I want a smoothie.

A Kindle version of the book is available for $2.99 at the time this post was written. You can find it on Amazon.  (This is not an affiliate link.  I do not get compensated in any way if you click on the link or if you purchase the book.)

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Total Hair Repair Oil #Review #FoxBrim



I know I have mentioned before how thick Tink’s hair is.  She recently decided to have a couple of inches cut off, and the curls and waves returned with a vengeance.  Products that worked in the past were not working as well with the curls and waves.  We needed something to tame it.  She decided to try FoxBrim Total Hair Repair Oil.  Her hair wasn’t damaged per se (she does use a flat iron every so often and a hair dryer about once a week) so I didn’t know if she would get all the benefits form the Total Hair Repair Oil.

According to FoxBrim, the Total Hair Repair Oil contains key natural ingredients including “organic argan oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, grapeseed oil, and sunflower oil.”  I have used these ingredients separately for different things, so I was intrigued as to how they would respond together in a hair product.

Tink loves this!  It helps keep her hair straight without weighing it down.  It also helps tame it on the extra humid days we have in Texas.  It makes her hair soft and manageable.

You can find FoxBrim Total Hair Repair Oil on Amazon.

I received this product free of charge to review. I was not compensated in any other way. I only recommend products I believe would benefit my readers. My site does not contain any affiliate links. I do not get compensated in any way if you click on the link or if you buy the product.

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Girls’ Night Out #WhatNightWine Glass #Review

I recently had a sort of high school reunion with classes 1986-1993; I was class of 1991.  Boy did I feel old.  I was hesitant about going because I didn’t know everyone that was going, but I am so happy that I went.  This “reunion” of sorts gave me the opportunity to meet with friends I haven’t seen in forever due to lives getting busy.  One of my friends, L,  I hadn’t seen in person in 9 years and another one was 20 years (YIKES!).  We all picked up right where we left off like no time had passed.  I can’t even describe how wonderful it was.

One of my friends, M, lives in a different state so she wasn’t able to attend.  M does plan on visiting this summer so L and I decided we would have a weekend sleepover for the three of us.  I can’t wait!  It is going to be so much fun.

M, L, and I were talking about the things we want to do when M is here.  Of course drinking wine is on our list.  I found the PERFECT wine glass for this weekend.
Really, does it get any better than this?

I found this wine glass on Amazon.  I have a total of 3 of them.  I bought two and received one of them for free to review.  I did buy one before I received a discount code to get one free (sorry, I can’t offer this to you).  I was worried about wine glasses being shipped.  I shouldn’t have worried though.  Each glass came bubble-wrapped in a box within a box.  I love the saying on the wine glass, and I love the thickness of the glass.  I have had thin wine glasses in the past, and needless to say, they didn’t last long.  Who needs a thin wine glass?  It spells disaster.


Cute box with wine glass inside

thickness of wine glass

thickness of wine glass

bubble wrap

bubble wrap

On the Amazon page for the company it states that the wine glass is “high quality USA made Libbey glassware.”  I absolutely love Libbey glassware!

At the time of publication, the “What Night” Funny Wine Glass is available on Amazon for $14.99.  It is a great price for a cute and fun wine glass.  This should be in every wine lover’s collection.  Mother’s Day is coming up so this would be a good gift to get mom so she can relax.


*All opinions are my own.  I did receive one free wine glass.  Clicking on the links to Amazon leads you to the page for the wine glass.  I do not get compensated in any way if you click on the link or if you buy the product.

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Beard Oil #Review #RealMenDoBeards

*Sigh* My hubby has a beard and is determined to let it get long. It was wiry and all over the place. He was not pleased with this. He has tried Beard Oil and uses it at least twice a week. He admits he would get better results using it daily (as the directions say), but he is not a morning person so he forgets. He loves this beard oil and recommends it to those with beards. His beard has never felt as soft as this before.

You can buy Beard Oil on Amazon.  At the time of publication, Beard Oil has a sale price of $14.99.  This is an excellent price for how much is in the bottle.  The bottle contains 60mL or 2 fluid ounces of product.

I received this bottle of Beard Oil to review.  I did not receive any other compensation.  All opinions are my own (or in this case my husband’s opinion).  I do not receive any compensation if you click on the Amazon link; I also do not receive nay compensation if you buy the product.

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