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She {hearts} Root

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I try to be very careful about what I put in my body.  Sometimes, I am not so careful about what I use on the surface of my skin.  I started doing my research on foundations and make-up that are fairly popular.  I could not believe all the stuff that they put in the products.  That is when my search for a “healthy” foundation began.  I found Root through a friend who raved about the mineral foundation.  I did my research and loved every detail about the product… including the price!

root kitRoot is a new company that offers mineral make-up that is actually good for our skin.  There are absolutely NO fillers and chemicals- just four simple ingredients!  I was so happy to try Root’s pearl mineral foundation, bronzer, and setting silk.  I was blown away by the texture of the minerals.  They were so fine and literally glided on my face.  The setting silk felt just like… silk!

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I tried three different foundations (shade 1, 3, and 6) and landed on the formula 3 foundation along with the light bronzer.  I wore the product every day for a week and felt like it held up all day long, too.  There were a couple of days that I threw on a quick layer of the setting silk just to make me feel better, but honestly, I probably didn’t need it.  I am just so used to having to re-apply my powder, that it was habit for me to do so.  I do want to add that I have quite a bit of redness and scarring from acne on my chin and cheeks, so for a powder foundation to conceal all that is pretty good (these are raw images- no editing was done)!

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I am so happy to share such a great product with our readers.  I feel like the product, coupled with the amazing price, is hard to beat!

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Visit Root and check out all their foundations and NEW eye shadow options!!

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Use code QuickJourney for 10% off your purchase!!!

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Root is giving away a set of their mineral minis- foundation, bronzer, and setting silk.

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A winner from the U.S. will be chosen on March 12, 2014 at 7PM CST. Please see our Giveaway Rules for further details. Product Sample Provided

She {hearts} MY ECO

 

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My primary grocery store is Aldi, which requires you to bring your own bags, so I’m a bit “seasoned” at using reusable bags.  I typically stuff a bunch of random-sized bags into the car before we leave and then shove all my groceries in as best as I can.  UNTIL… I discovered MY ECO Bags!  These reusable shopping bags are absolutely fantastic.

The MY ECO 4-in-1 bag set is a small pouch that unzips to reveal four HUGE reusable bags (which have been made from recycled yogurt containers!).  The bottom of one of the bags forms the zippered pouch so you’ll always be able to put it back together.

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The first bag is for groceries and dry goods, and it holds a TON. The second bag is for produce.  I buy lots of produce usually, so it’s nice that this bag is really large too!  The third bag is possibly my favorite: the insulated bag for cold and frozen items.  The top zips shut to keep groceries cold (worked for me on a 40-minute drive home!).  The fourth bag is for glass jars, bottles, and cans.  On my recent trip, I didn’t even end up needing this bag because the other bags had so much storage!  The cool thing about this bag is that it has mesh bands inside to keep the bottles and jars from clanking against each other and breaking.

The bottoms of the bags are square, which keeps them upright for bagging, fitting in the cart, packing in the car, and unloading without falling over.  All of the bags are quite sturdy and have wide straps which makes them easy to carry.  As an added bonus, the bags are all wipeable and dishwasher safe for easy cleaning!  

The MY ECO 4-in-1 Bag Set holds the equivalent of 30 plastic grocery bags!  Did you catch that I fit ALL my groceries into just three bags?  So awesome!  I plan on leaving the pouch in the car so it’s always there when I shop!

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You can purchase your own reusable shopping bag set here for just $25.  (But be sure to check out the coupon code below!)

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Use code shnc02 for 20% off your purchase!  Valid through 2/15/14.

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MY ECO would like to give away one 4-in-1 bag set to a lucky She {hearts} it reader!

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she {hearts} the mason bar company

Do you love mixing your own iced coffees at home?  Do you love taking your refreshing lemon water on-the-go?  This past summer, I began to mix my own iced coffees to enjoy at home.  I would pour my coffee into a mason jar and head out to run errands with my crew.  One major problem I had was that my squatty mason jar didn’t fit well in my cup holder.  Coffee would slosh around and then I would have a mess on my hands, literally.  I already shared my favorite coffee concentrate with everyone, but now I want to share my favorite way to drink my water and coffee.

IMG_1079The Mason Bar Co. is a great, eco-friendly company based out of California that offers tumblers with BPA free lids and straws!  I have been in the process of slowly tossing my plastic containers and cups, and adding in BPA free glass containers and cups.  The Mason Bar Company’s tumblers are a great way to move toward a more green, eco-conscious way of drinking our liquids.  They have a variety of sizes (sizes that actually fit in the cup holders in your car!!!) and multiple colors of straws.  I love that each member of my family has their own tumbler and their own straw so we don’t swap germs.

mason bar collageThe Mason Bar Co. even offers adorable tumbler cozies to go with your tumbler.  There are multiple colors and sizes to fit everyone’s taste preferences.  I love supporting small businesses that strive to help maintain a cleaner Earth.  mason collage

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Visit The Mason Bar Co. and pick out a tumbler for yourself!

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The Mason Bar Co. is offering on of our readers a $25 store credit to purchase your very own tumbler!!!

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A winner from the U.S. will be chosen on November 5, at 7PM CST. Please see our Giveaway Rules for further details. Product Sample Provided

she {hearts} rudabegga’s

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I am a coffee lover.  I don’t like to add anything to my brew- just yummy, black coffee.  Lately, I have been craving iced coffees.  I have a difficult time making iced coffee at home that is strong enough for me, yet not bitter, so I began searching for the perfect brew for my iced coffees.  This is where Rudabegga’s Artisian Coffee Concentrate comes and saves the day!  I was so excited to find a concentrate that was delicious without adding in a ton of calories, carbs, and artificial sweeteners.

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You might be wondering what makes this concentrate so special.  This is the key… cold brewed coffee!  That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your coffee hot.  It means that the concentrate is made using a cold brewing process.  It makes the coffee smooth and it goes down so easily.  No puckering when you drink this coffee!  It is also so gentle on your gut and there is no irritation after you enjoy a delicious cup of Rudabegga’s joe.

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Rudabegga’s doesn’t stop at coffee.  They offer healthy soaps, body butters, bath salts, and even original pieces of art work!

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Show Rudabegga’s some love visit their website and facebook page.  You can also follow them on instagram!

she {hearts} timber & tamber

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Well, despite my best efforts to shoo away a new school year, summer is about to end, which means one thing- back to school shopping.  It is the best part of starting a new school year.  I love getting my kids a couple fresh outfits to choose from.  Ella has been begging for rain boots for almost a year.  I struggled because I couldn’t find a cute pair that was made well.  That was, until I stumbled across Timber & Tamber Boots on etsy.

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Ella was more than stoked when she opened her box of Timber & Tamber boots.  I fell in love with the details of the boots- the bows in the back… the labels on the front… the durability of the sole and boot.  Timber & Tamber has so many colors and offers boots for all different ages.  This is what Timber & Tamber says about their boots:

This company aims at producing products that are made from high quality materials, whilst always striving to reduce wastage and environmental impact.

I love when I find a fabulous company that offers an eco-friendly product.  And, they will be here just in time for your kiddo’s first day of school! Win-win!

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Run by Timber & Tamber and check out their amazing boot selection! Favorite them on Etsy!!!

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she {hearts} quiet home paints

Quiet Home Paints

We are about to begin another school year.  Last year, we would spend our mornings in a room that made us feel like Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater.  No really.  Our school room was this burnt orange color that, five years ago, I really loved.  Let’s just say that I have outgrown that color now.  I have been working on lightening and brightening our house as a whole.  ”Cooling” it off, so to speak.  I was thrilled when I ran across Quiet Home Paints, and I knew I had to use their paint in our school room.

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Let me tell you a little more about Quiet Home Paints.  They are a company led by a mother/daughter team who were inspired to create a paint line that could be used around little ones while still offering a beautiful selection of colors.  Quiet Home Paints are VOC free, contain ZERO toxins, are solvent free, and green.  When we were using the paint, the first thing that was mentioned was the lack of odor.  This paint didn’t smell in the least.  Not only was it odor free, but it had a nice consistency and covered the burnt orange really well.

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Quiet Home Paints also has a paint line designed for little one’s nurseries and rooms.  These paints are so kid friendly, that you can include your child in the process.  They are water-based and completely non-toxic!  So, let your special helper be involved in creating their very own place in your home!

 

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Click over to Quiet Home Paints and check out their fabulous selection of colors.

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Quiet Home Paints is offering one of our lovely readers a gallon of paint- free!  {$84.00 value!}

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She {hearts} Kiss My Face Suncare

Summer is in full swing which means the sun will be beating down on us on a daily basis (hopefully) and we will all be outside enjoying it! But don’t forget to protect the skin of those kiddos (and do’t forget yourself there to Mom!)

Kiss My Face has an entire line suncare products for the whole family. The Kids Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 30 is a thick, full coverage lotion that is paraben and phthalate free, with no artificial fragrances. I love how safe it is for my kids bodies and it certainly does the job by protecting their fair skin. My only complaint is it is almost TOO thick, and after some time in the pool you can see the white lotion on their skin. But if it keeps them covered, then I’m okay with that.

A good alternative to the Mineral Sunscreen that Kiss My Face makes is a Sun Spray Lotion. It has all the same great qualities of the Mineral Sunscreen, it is just easier to apply on to the kids. I just spray it on my hands and rub it in. Since it is a bit thinner, I can get it on the kids faces without having to work too hard, which in turn makes my life a little bit easier, and what mama doesn’t want that?!

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