Saturday, March 28, 2015

Fractionated goPURE Naturals Coconut Oil {Tomoson Review}

I love essential oils and massage is something that I did at college while studying my three year Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy course in England (Yes you heard that right - three years). My husband is really the only one who benefits from my massage skills, which is a good thing because he suffers now and again with an old back injury.

When I started massaging I used to use almond oil but since discovering coconut oil I love it. I was offered some coconut oil in exchange for an honest review and was really excited as I was just about out of my current supply. goPure has proven to be an excellent base for all of my essential oil needs.

If you haven't tried coconut oil for massage and as a essential oil carrier you really need to! Here's some benefits of this product;

  • Premium Grade, Grade A - Fractionated Coconut Oil - the Best Carrier Oil and Moisturizer - Great for Delivery Essential Oils & Active Ingredients
  • FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL BENEFITS: FCO is a lightweight emollient that provides an effective barrier for the skin without clogging pores or causing breakouts. A must-have for dry or sensitive skin; it leaves you feeling smooth and hydrated, never sticky or greasy.
  • Each bottle contains 100% pure and natural fractionated coconut oil, ideal for use is soaps, lotions, hair care products, ointments and other DIY health and beauty treatments. Fractionated coconut oil offers all the benefits of coconut oil, with the added convenience of an indefinite shelf life, long term stability and resistance to rancidity.
  • 1 YEAR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: This is Hands Down the Highest Quality Fractionated Coconut Oil on the Market Today
  • It is a highly cost-effective oil, and because it will never go rancid, it can be mixed with other more expensive carrier oils to extend their shelf life. It is colorless and odorless, and it incorporates perfectly with other oils without altering their scent, appearance or effectiveness. Considered better than any of: Almond (Sweet), Apricot Kernel, Avocado, Camellia Seed, Coconut (Fractionated), Evening Primrose, Grapeseed, Hemp Seed, Jojoba, Macadamia Nut, Meadowfoam, Rosehip (Extra Virgin), Sesame Seed and Sunflower.

I love that there is no smell, which is a huge benefit when using essential oils. Sometimes when I have used almond or avocado oil it changes the smell of the essential oil blend and I don't like it.

Fractionated Coconut oil lasts a really long time one bottle lasts me almost a year!



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Friday, March 27, 2015

Random Five Friday March 27 2015

1. This week we picked Nana and Grandpa up from the airport for their first visit to the country in four years. We went to England three years ago, but we haven't seen them in person since then - thank goodness for Skype!

2. Yesterday I took Nana and Grandpa on a field trip with us to my FAVORITE Amish shop. It's about 30 minutes from home so I don't go too often, I have been needing to go for a couple of weeks. It was nice to stock up on my home made granola supplies. Nana and Grandpa thought it was interesting too. I took them of a little tour of the Amish homes near the store.

3. Today we went for a walk as the weather was beautiful - and it's forecast for snow tomorrow - UGH

4. My father-in-law doesn't like cheese. My husband works for a company that works a lot with cheese and my fridge is full of it - ironic - not as much as the little part of our pizza for pizza night that will be cheese free :)

5. Hubby has long weekends for the next month (because of his parents visit) - the kids are really excited, except it has thrown me for a loop...I keep thinking tomorrow is Sunday. I nearly missed my Random Five!

The Pebble Pond

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Circle C Milestones - Thick as Thieves {TOS Review}

If you have been around for a while, you know how much we enjoy reading books. We lean towards a living curriculum and so whenever we get the chance to read a new book we always jump at it. We were offered the first book in a new series Circle C Milestones called Thick of Thieves  by Susan K. Marlow.

When this book first arrived in the mail Boo was actually in the middle of another book, and I had just finished one. So I got to read it first.

The book itself is very well written set in the 1800's and based on life, horses and adventure in California. Andrea 'Andi' Carter is the youngest in her family and lives on a ranch in California. Based on the times they live very comfortably and Andi has many opportunities including the opportunity to get into mischief. When a new girl comes to her school, she is assigned the seat next to Andi this leads to the start of adventures and growing experiences for 14 year old Andi. The book is geared to ages 12+ and I must admit I think I enjoyed this book as much as Boo when she read it. I think it took me a day to read (I never seem to be able to put a good book down when I start one) and Boo read it in about the same time. In fact she insisted that she needed to read it constantly - with it being for a review etc she said it was very important to be dedicated to the reading.

The book comes with a 40 page downloadable study guide with enrichment activities, comprehension questions, vocabulary and topic discussions. The study guide was written by the author Susan K. Marlow and Boo actually completed this guide as well. It is suggested that the study guide could be approached in two ways.

1. Read each chapter and complete the part of the guide.
2. Read the whole book and then work on the study guide after.

Boo had already read a couple of chapters before she remembered about the study guide and so decided to wait until she had finished reading - mainly because she was already caught up in the story and didn't want to stop.

Boo loves horses even though we don't live in a house that allows us to own one she does have a lot of friends that do. She loved learning about the different terminology in the book related to 'foaling' and 'training' horses. Each topic found in the book is discussed in the study guide from horses to lice and everything in-between.

I love this book and would recommend it. It contains a perfect balance of adventure and examples of moral behavior. It also is a fun way to learn about US History and what life was like in the 1880's. In fact my daughter spent a lot of time adding all of the 'Circle C Milestone' books to her wishlist, and is really looking forward to the next in the series - she has already read the excerpt of Heartbreak Trail that is available on the website.

If you have a daughter who loves adventure and horses this is the perfect book - plus you know they are not reading anything inappropriate. It's getting harder and harder to find good, wholesome books for the younger pre-teen/teen age group. This definitely fits the bill! Boo is even going to try and get hold of the earlier Circle C books - Yes that's right if you are the parent of younger kids there are series before this one (one where Andi is 6 and one where she is 12), plus their is also a series for boys! Make sure you check them out!

If you want to learn more about Circle C check out the social media links 

Check out what others thought by clicking on the link below!

Koru Naturals Review

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Thursday, March 26, 2015


I spend a lot of time at swim meets and basically waiting around for my kids a lot. This of course leads to a lot of battery expenditure. So when I had a chance to try the +Lifeguard Mini 1 Portable Charger.

This has been really handy to have around. My hubby got me this really cool little bag to put it in and keep the wire and charger together. The wire was about 12 inches long and really handy. It even charges in the car using my USB adapter which is great.

It has definitely got me through a couple of all day swim meets. You have to make sure that you plug in the wire to the charger before you plug it into your phone.

KEEP YOUR DEVICE ALWAYS CHARGED+LIFEGUARD MINI 1 is the best portable battery charger available on the market. This compact well-designed product has a premium smart battery that will save your cell phone battery hundreds of times with rapid and full charges.

● Smart plug & play Samsung grade A cell battery.
● Real 3000mAh capacity - full charge your phone and still have juice.
● Quick charge - get your device 100% charged in 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
● Free 5.9in Apple compatible lightning cable - LIMITED TIME ONLY.
● Tough aluminum shell makes it impact resistant.
● Can be recharged more than 800 times.
● CE, ROHS and FCC certified.

This is compatible with iPhones, iPods, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, Sony and other cell phones, MP3, MP4, digital cameras with DC 5V input.

This product also has an awesome warranty they back it with a 18 month money back warranty.

Since I got this in the mail I have kept it charged constantly - I love having it with me all the time. I love not worrying about whether my phone is going run out of power at the crucial minute.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

After 24 hours travelling they are finally here!
Wordless Wednesday at Life at Rossmont

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