Friday, October 8, 2010

Pucker Up!

Flipping through the pages of several fashion magazines, I noticed the bright reds, luscious pinks, and other vibrant shades of lipstick that have made their way back to the front covers. Envious of the bold tones, I quickly rushed out and snatched up a coral tone cosmetic of my own. But after a little studying, I've discovered the health danger hiding behind a colorful camouflage.

New studies indicate that several name-brand lipsticks contain trace amounts of lead, one of the ingredients that gives lipstick its vivid color! The heavy metal has been linked as a leading cause in several types of cancer! While the FDA has set limits for other products containing lead, cosmetics have no such regulations. However, there are two fabulous alternatives that promise clean ingredients while making your lips oh-so-kissable! "Nvey", an all organic makeup line, and "Lavera" have a variety of lipsticks and tints that come to the rescue! So next time you're tempted to rush out and grab up the latest color, consider these lovely selections!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sensible Portions Cinnamon Apple Straws

If you are looking for a low calorie snack that tastes good with no preservatives and no trans than look no further. Sensible Portions now has a cinnamon apple straw. However, I will warn you, your "sensible portion" may be a little skewed after trying one bite. It has a really great crunch with a hint of spice. Lightly dusted in a cinnamon sugary goodness. may need help putting the bag down though.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Vegan Wednesday! Tofu French Toast!


"Tofu French Toast"

8 ounces of low-fat tofu
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon sweetener (molasses or maple syrup)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 banana
6 slices of whole wheat bread (or other bread of choice)

Mix all ingredients except for the bread in a blender until smooth:
Pour blended mixture into a shallow dish.
Dip the whole wheat bread into mixture and cook on a non-stick pan.

Makes 6 Slices of French Toast.

October Printable Coupons Matchups!

Check out these printable coupon matchups for October!  Remember, if you see a coupon you are interested in, be sure to print it!  Many of these don't last long!  Happy Savings!

50 cents/one Fage Greek Yogurt product when you sign up here.   Select 6 oz yogurts are on sale for $1.39.  Final cost 89 cents each!!!

$1/1 Boca product when you sign up hereBoca Chick n' Patties and All-America Burgers are on sale for $4.29.  Final cost $3.29!

$1/1 French Meadow Bakery Gluten free item hereFrench Meadow's Gluten-Free Tortillas on sale for $3.39.  Gluten-Free Pizza Crust on sale for $3.99.  Final cost $2.39 and $2.99!

$1/1 Arrowhead Mills Gluten-Free product when you sign up here.  Select Gluten-Free baking mixes on sale for $3.99.  Final cost $2.99!

$1/1 Annie Chun's product when you sign up for their newsletter here.  Select Annie Chun's noodle bowls and Express Noodles on sale for $2.19.  Final cost $1.19!

$1/1 Cascadian Farms product when you sign up here.  Select Cascadian Cereals on sale for $3.99.  Final cost $2.99!

$1/1 Seventh Generation Diapers here Seventh Generation Diapers on sale for $12.99.  Final cost $11.99!

We promise to post more next week after we return from Holiday Galleria!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Make Sure to Visit Us!

For the past several weeks, we have slowly but surely been preparing ourselves for this year's Holiday Galleria! The Holiday Galleria is an annual event put on by the Junior League of Wichita at Century II Expo Hall! "A Day of Shopping, A Year of Giving" is a fitting motto for this event, as over 100 merchants from across the country gather to sell their goods to the Wichita public.

This is our very first year participating in the Holiday Galleria and we couldn't be more excited! Make sure to come visit our booth and check out the products we'll be showcasing! And, mention that you saw this posting to be entered in a special giveaway exclusively for our blog readers!

The Holiday Galleria begins this Thursday, October 7th, and ends on Sunday, October 10th. For ticketing information, special event times, general hours, and a list of the merchants, go to the Holiday Galleria website. Happy shopping and we hope to see you there!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Supplement Shorts: Devil's Claw

Devil's Claw for back pain!
Taking a 2-g to 4-g. dose of this root extract daily relieves severe back pain for 75% of sufferers in four weeks! The herb's active ingredient, harpagoside, is a safe, powerful painkiller and anti-inflammatory.

Found in capsule form at Food for Thought!