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One2Try Review – Purblack Shilajit – What is this stuff?

December 8, 2015

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Have you heard about Purblack Shilajit? It is a live resin used as a naturopathic healing food in Ayurveda and European medicine. It has many health benefits listed. I have heard from friends that this stuff is awesome and One 2 Try. Based on referrals from friends and the glowing reviews of the product on Amazon, I wanted to give it a try. I figured it could not hurt.

I was provided a 2 weeks sample courtesy of Purblack. I started out with an open mind.

My experience – when I first got the smaller size 7gm  jar  the resin seemed to be rock hard in the jar. I was having a hard time getting any product out. I learned to use a butter knife to pry a small amount out. Once I finally was able to get some out, rolling it my hands makes it pliable to roll into the pea sized ball recommended dosage. Drop the ball into warm water and stir a few minutes until dissolved. It will dissolve creating a brownish color water. Then drink the water down.

 

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Gulp, Gag! I found it hard to take the Purblack water straight due to the powerful sulfur like taste. I added a little honey to make it more palatable. Better, but I still could never finish the entire glass. A friend suggested adding it so a juice, I never tried it that way.

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I tried another dose suggestion – swallow the pea size ball on a spoonful of honey then follow with water. That technique was easier to have no taste in my mouth, but then it gave me an upset stomach. I stayed with the dissolve in water method and I got used to the taste.

My results – In the 2 weeks I have been sampling it, I can honestly say I have not seen any significant results. Many reviewers have mentioned energy, better sleep and more glowing reviews. I have not seen any health changes as described including any effect on sleep. Maybe I need to try it longer. I may fall in the category of it takes a bit longer people. I was hoping for much better results.

One thing that others around me noticed – it made me a little angry. I was snapping at everyone and everything! It happened as soon as I started taking it. I tested it by not taking it for a day or two, no anger on those days. There are very little side effects listed for Purblack and anger is definitely not listed. Strange coincidence? Supplements can affect people in different ways.

Purblack seems to work wonders for others but might not be for me. Do your own research and perhaps give Purblack a try. You can order from Amazon.

Many thanks to Purblack for providing the review product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest and unbiased review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use.

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One2Try Review – Classroom Friendly Supplies Quiet Pencil Sharpener

December 3, 2015

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I have heard the phrase – build a better mousetrap. What about building a better pencil sharpener? Classroom Friendly Supplies has done just that. Introducing the Classroom Friendly Sharpener.

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I personally used this sharpener with my coloring hobby. I prefer using colored pencils which need frequent sharpening. The Classroom Friendly sharpener makes sharpening easier than ever.

The design is something special. The old fashion looking manual sharpener features a unique pencil holding front plate. To operate: Slide the front silver plate all the way forward until it locks. Pinch the two black knobs on top together and insert the pencil completely. Release the knobs and the sharpener holds the pencil in place. Hold on to the top of the sharpener (or use the provided clamp to secure) then turn the back handle clockwise. When the pencil is fully sharpened, the handle spins freely. Pinch in the two knobs to remove the sharpened pencil.

My impression – It is simple to operate. It is not too complicated and kids could understand how to work it too. The pencil shavings are caught in a slide out clear tray for easy emptying. Turning the handle is not difficult as it moves smoothly. The sound level is quiet. It would not interrupt a class lecture.

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For regular school writing pencils, the full extension of the face plate works perfectly! It sharpens quick, and quietly. My concern for colored pencils – it eats a lot of pencil before auto stopping. Especially my softer colored pencils. The silver face plate pulled all the way out seemed to be too much. Once I had adjusted the distance of the face plate from the sharpener to a lesser amount, then inserted the pencil, it sharpened my pencil perfectly without chewing away too much of it. A simple adjustment worked for me.

I am sharing this pencil sharpener with my sister who teaches a 1st grade class. Her kids will love having the Popular Purple Pencil Sharpener.

Order the Classroom Friendly Sharpener directly online. A single sharpener costs $24.99 and they offer bundles for more savings. Have a teacher you need a gift for? This sharpener would make an excellent gift! It comes in a variety of fun colors and they offer free shipping.

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Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest and unbiased review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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One2Try Giveaway World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts #GiftCatalog #GivingTuesday – (Closed)

November 28, 2015

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You may have heard of Black Friday followed by Cyber Monday. Did you know there is also a Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday reminds us to make a difference for others by charitable giving.

This year World Vision has partnered with Thirty-One Gifts to double the impact of donations on Giving Tuesday.

On #GivingTuesday, every donation made by phone (1-888-511-6588) or online to World Vision will be matched by Thirty-One Gifts!  They will provide a donation of one of their products, such as a tote bag or blanket, up to a total of $1MM worth of products for women and girls in need around the world.

Thirty-One Gifts Tote bags have been useful in carrying needed information and supplies to educate families about nutrition.  I was able to see one of the nice Thirty-One Gifts tote bags. It is

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The tote is big! It has a lot of external pockets and a main zippered compartment. I adore the cute polka dot pattern. The tote comes from the Thirty-One Gives Line – where every sale donates 31 cents to philanthropic funds. Way to go Thirty- One Gifts!

Help out this season – choose a gift from World Vision Catalog and help Thirty-One Gifts double the donation.

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Here is your chance to win!

One Lucky reader will win a Thirty-One Gifts Utility Tote

Thank you very much Thirty-One Gifts and World Vision.

 

Giveaway ends on 12/9/2015 at 11:59 PM EST. ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD and IP address. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Many thanks to World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest and unbiased review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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One2Try Review and Giveaway – World Vision #GiftCatalog (Closed)

November 28, 2015

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Tis the season for rushing around with dollars in hand trying to locate the perfect gift. This year, take a moment to browse the selection of gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalog.

With every purchase of handcrafted gift items from the World Vision Gift Catalog, the money raised goes to Where Most Needed Fund that is used to support World Vision’s many programs.

The handcrafted gifts are lovingly made. This year there are bracelets, coffee, ornaments, tote bags, scarves and much more. I had the chance to see the  Drops of Turquoise Jewelry thanks to World Vision. This beautiful jewelry features many teardrop turquoise beads mingling with silver beads as a necklace, bracelet and earrings. It is gorgeous and fun to wear. The beads dangle which creates movement when wearing. The necklace has a lovely shape with a nice length. The bracelet is a joy to wear. The turquoise colors match many fashion colors. I can wear this as a set or individual pieces.

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Another of my favorite items is the Vietnamese Tote. There are many gifts to choose from. Remember each purchase helps out.

You can also browse the catalog to see other ways to help. You can provide animals to families. I have someone in my family so moved to help – they are donating to offer a rabbit and 2 chickens. What an amazing gesture! Give this season to help around the world.

Check out the World Vision Gift Catalog for many ways to help. Isn’t giving a rabbit or chicken to someone worth more than another electronic gadget? Help a family.

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Here is your chance to win!

One Lucky reader will win a Drops of Turquoise Jewelry Set as I featured above.

Thanks very much World Vision!

Giveaway ends on 12/4/2015 at 11:59 PM EST. ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD and IP address. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Many thanks to World Vision for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest and unbiased review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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One 2 Try Review: Audiosharp AS1217 Metal Stereo Headphones

November 10, 2015

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Everywhere you look, someone has headphones on. No matter where you are, we are a listening society. Music is important, phone calls are important, why not make it the best sounding it can be?

I have a variety of headphones from full ear covering to the ear bud styles. Many of them are Bluetooth capable. Most of the time, I have forgotten to have them charged up. For those instances, I always carry a wired set.

I have been listening to a very good in ear headphone set from Audiosharp. The Audiosharp AS1217 Metal Headphones are premium in quality and sound.

The design of the metal housing is modern and stylish. I love the bronze color, it is different from any other I have seen. They look sharp! Wearing them in my ears is extremely comfortable. Even though the construction is metal, there is no heaviness to them while in my ears. I tried the supplied different ear tips to get just the right fit. They stay in place during my normal activities, such as walking, working on the computer, housework, or any calm activity. They have never fallen out.

I am impressed with the sound quality. They are very good at isolating surrounding noise. I wear them while at my desk and I can not even hear the keyboard clicks right in front of me. All I hear is well balanced music sound. The bass is more prominent in this set which is actually my preference for listening. Not too much bass, just the right amount to enhance the music.

These are high quality in design, construction and sound quality all for a reasonable price! To me, these are as comparable to other high end earphones I have, at a fraction of the cost. Less than $30. That’s right…you can get the Audiosharp AS1217 Metal Stereo Headphones for less than $30 on Amazon.

Another plus – a zippered carrying case is included. The case makes it nice for tossing in a purse, briefcase, pocket or backpack. With no charging needed on this wired headphone set, the amazing sound quality, and the comfortable fit, these have been my must listen to headphones.

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Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products I use personally. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Reference ID: pm001d2d283b7f3c7378e363313b483e51

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One2Try Review & Giveaway MasterChef Junior Returns #MCJCookingSets – closed

November 4, 2015

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It’s that time! The Kids are back will all new foods and fun. The new season of MasterChef Junior premieres this Friday, November 6 at 8/7c on FOX.

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One of my favorite features of the show is watching them create with the Mystery Boxes. If only I were that skilled in the kitchen. Some of those budding Chefs blow me away! I love how much the judges encourage the kids to be their best! Gordon really has a big heart!

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MasterChef Junior Season 4 will be filled with tasty dishes, incredible challenges some tears and most of all a lot of smiles!  Mango Compote.
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MasterChef Junior shared with me their newest show inspired cooking set. The MasterChef Junior Inspired Cooking Set contains real cooking tools to help get your young inner chef making something delicious. The kit includes a MasterChef Junior kid size Apron, cutting board, mixing bowl, measuring spoons and cups, spatula, spoon, tongs and recipe cards. The set is adorable! The MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set will bring cooking imagination to your wanna be MasterChef Junior contestants.

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Bring on the good food. I can’t wait for MasterChef Junior. Catch all the action with MasterChef Junior on Fridays, at 8PM ET/PT on FOX.

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Here is your chance to win!

ONE lucky reader will win a MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Kit

Thank you very much FOX and MasterChef Junior!

Giveaway ends on 11/14/2015 at 11:59 PM EST. ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD and IP address. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Many thanks to MasterChef Junior and FOX for providing the review and giveaway product. Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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One2Try Review: Cave Tools Kabob Set

October 5, 2015

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I am a grilling maniac. I toss something on one of my 3 different grill types at a moments notice. It helps keep my house cool to do most of the cooking outside. Here in Southern California, it is easy to grill year round. I decided to make chicken and veggie kabobs with my new grilling tool, Cave Tools Kabob Skewers Rack.  Making kabobs normally takes a lot of time. Chopping the meats and veggies, marinate the meats in a separate bowl, then have to touch the dripping marinated meats to put on the skewers, lots of work. By the time you finish all the prep, you are a mess and you sure don’t feel like eating what you prepared. Now comes a much simpler method to skewer, and grill in quick easy steps.

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Using the Kabob Skewers Rack is a breeze. The rigid flat skewers have a stopper on the end which doubles as a slider to get the cooked foods off the skewer.  Alternating the meats and veggies, you can really pack these flat skewers. They hold a lot!  Once you have the 5 skewers completely loaded, place the rack on the grill then each skewer has a spot on the rack.  The rack is sturdy and makes it easy to turn the kabobs 180 degrees for even cooking. The rack also allowed a wise use of space on my grill while keeping the foods from sticking to the grill grates. The cooking temperature was perfect for making kabobs with the added distance from the flames. They smelled so good!

Prepping, marinating and grilling made simple with Cave Tools Kabob Skewers Rack! My chicken and veggie kabobs came out delicious! Clean up is simple too. The skewers are stainless steel for easy cleaning. The rack itself is compact enough for storage.

My one suggestion – get yourself two! One for chicken, and one for beef or your favorite ingredients. Two will fit on my grill making enough to feed a hungry bunch.

You can purchase Cave Tools Kabob Skewers Rack on Amazon.

Here is a Amazon Coupon discount code to get the Kabob Set at 15% Off: LHWJZQMZ

Get Grilling and make something tasty!

Many thanks to Cave Tools for providing the review product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest and unbiased review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use.

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One2Try Review: A Touch of Dazzle Halloween Jewelry plus Win One! Closed

October 1, 2015

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Boooo! It is time for Ghosts and Goblins and all things tricky. I found a treat so good, you don’t even need a costume. Introducing Touch of Dazzle Halloween Floating Lockets.

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The Spirit of Halloween Floating Charm Locket is filled with trinkets of Halloween fun. There is a black cat, ghost, witch on a broomstick and sparkling Halloween colored crystals. I love the size! It is about the size of a quarter. The outside rim of the locket is dotted with more crystals for added twinkle. There is nothing scary about the Boo Locket, just a pure treat. The locket is high quality! It really is an eye catcher and super fun to look at. I really like the floating aspect of the inside charms. The detail on the charms is amazing in design and colors. Adding the holiday theme color crystals makes this a treat to wear all Halloween month!

 

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I can’t wait to see the Christmas Designs from Touch of Dazzle.

Touch of Dazzle store on Amazon is filled with bling for every style. You will find lockets for all occasions along with gorgeous jewelry items. Right now my readers can get a shopping discount.

Discount – Receive a $10 gift code on any item in at A Touch of Dazzle on Amazon:  Use coupon code: LN75-G7W4G7-HE8TN3

For a Locket use code LOCKET15 to get 15% off any Locket!

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Touch of Dazzle is also holding a sweepstakes. Enter to win one of 5 Halloween Floating Lockets!

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Good Luck and Happy Halloween!

 

Many thanks to Touch of Dazzle for providing the review product.

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One2Try Review: Bulletproof Coffee

September 22, 2015

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The Bulletproof movement is a program to reach a state of high performance. Their motto is Supercharge Your Body. Upgrade Your Brain. Be Bulletproof.

I had the opportunity to try two of their products. The Bulletproof Coffee and XCT Oil. As I do drink coffee every morning, why not try one that provides body and brain energy. I am not just talking caffeine here. It is the XCT Oil combined with the Bulletproof coffee beans that give your body needed fatty acids. I am not a scientist, but these fatty acids support energy metabolism.

What is Bulletproof Coffee? Here is how to make a cup.

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The flavor of the Bulletproof coffee is rich, dark and bold. The beans are specially grown and processed to rid them of unwanted mold toxins. Of course I am drinking decaf but the flavor is still very dark, which I love. Starting out with the XCT Oil, I used the recommended 1 teaspoon dose. I added it to my coffee along with a pat of unsalted butter. The flavor and mouth feel was very satisfying. The XCT Oil does not add any flavor and can be added to many foods. In just my first cup I was noticing my energy and thinking level was increased. I was able to multitask with ease while keeping focused on every task. I will have to keep trying this morning cup combination. Is it the beans, the XCT Oil or the added butter? Whatever it is, I felt amazing after the very first cup.

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Now that we are going into the Fall, the weather changes and the holiday season is right around the corner. With everything you have to think about, work, shopping, parties, family, friends and more, give a Bulletproof coffee a try.

Bulletproof offers several products to help reach a power mind and body. Find out more about the Bulletproof program. Orders can be placed directly online.

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One2Try Review plus Giveaway: Go Raw 100% Junk Free Food – closed

September 14, 2015

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The kids are back in school which means filling lunch boxes with good things. Whether you enjoyed a summer of mindless snacking or continued your healthy eating ways, give the kids something nutritious to fuel their day.

Go Raw Junk Free food makes the tastiest munchies. I am a big fan of Go Raw products. The flavors are outstanding.

A few of my favorites are:

Go Raw Zesty Pizza Sprouted Flax Snax – The small wafers offer a nutty pizza flavored crunch. It is easy to keep munching on these. Kids will love the pizza taste. Each Zesty Pizza flax snax is filled with Sprouted flaxseed, Sprouted Sunflower seeds, spices and more. They are nut free, gluten free, vegan and non-GMO verified. Toss a few on a salad or eat them straight. They are full of fiber, protein and Omega’s. Goodness in every crunch! The small size makes them perfect for little hands.

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Go Raw Carrot Cake Sprouted Cookies – For a touch of sweetness, these delectable Sprouted cookies are made with Organic Coconut, carrots, dates in a blend of sesame seeds and spices. They are softer than the Flax Snax which makes them more cookie like. The carrot cake flavor really shines through. I like them with a cup of coffee for a nice afternoon pick me up.

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Go Raw Apple Cinnamon Sprouted Granola – Start the day off right with a bowl of granola filled with the beloved flavors of apple and cinnamon. The hearty Sprouted Granola satisfies any time of the day. Perfect for after school snacking too. The Sprouted Granola comes in 4 flavor varieties including a Coco Crunch for those chocolate craving moments.

Why eat raw foods? It is all about nutrition and enzymes. Go Raw makes it easy to consume “living foods”

Look for Go Raw at your local healthy foods market. In my area I can find them at Albertson’s and Mother’s Market. Fill up those lunch boxes or office brief cases with good for you foods.

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ONE lucky reader will win a Go Raw Variety Pack including:

-Apricot bar

-Banana bar

-Pizza flax snacks

-Chocolate cookies

-Ranch Salad Snax

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Thank you very much Go Raw!

Giveaway ends on 9/23/2015 at 11:59 PM EST. ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD and IP address. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Many thanks to Go Raw for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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