My Experience with Skinny Teatox (REVIEW)

14_Day_Skinny_Teatox_grandeIf you’re like me, you heard all sorts of things about skinny tea and teatoxing. You heard good things- weight loss, appetite suppressed, reduced bloating and more. I’m sure you heard the bad things, like cramping, diarrhea, and other nasty ailments brought on by the colon cleansing portion of the detox. Well, I tried it for about a week, of my two week trial and I’m going to tell you about my little experiment.

I received, from Skinny-Teatox, the 14 day Skinny Teatox This is what I got in the mail (minus my adorable little Le Creuset Mini Cocotte~ that was a gift from a friend)


•14 Day supply of premium loose leaf tea
•14 Day supply of detox weight loss tea
A strawberry shaped tea infuser (Sold separately from the 14 day Teatox)
•An informative pamphlet that has tips and directions, that I found helpful.

The 14 day teatox is a 14 day supply of morning tea, which is loose tea and 7 tea bags of evening tea. The Morning Tea is designed to help you by increasing your metabolism, burn more calories, suppress your appetite and increase your energy levels. I had one cup in the morning and it really helped to curb my appetite throughout the day. As a side note, and no where was it marketed as this, I noticed an improvement on a day to day basis in my fibromyalgia pain. I’m not really sure why that happened, but it was definitely an added bonus. It wore off by mid afternoon, but for once, I had minimal pain in my hips and back, during the morning and early afternoon!


The evening tea, used every other day, is to cleanse and detoxify your body. This is not unlike a colon cleanse and helps you regulate your system as well as helps with bloating. I tried this every other day during my week long trial period (so far, I’m still using it) and didn’t have any negative side effects. I had read horror stories of ladies having explosive bowel movements and other negative effects from similar teas. I had none of that with this. Things were quite normal for me. I did notice a reduction in my bloating that I experience.

In a week’s time, I lost about 5 lbs. I didn’t do anything hugely different with my diet, other than the tea and that caused me to have less of an appetite in the morning and afternoon each day.

Something that is important to me and probably to others is that the ingredients in Skinny Teatox are 100% natural. There are NO chemicals or preservatives. It is gluten free and GMO free. I love knowing that I’m putting something completely natural into my body. Oh, and it’s also nut free.

The company will ship anywhere in the world.

I’m very happy with my experiment and will probably purchase this tea when I run out.

Head on over to Skinny Teatox and purchase the 14 day plan for yourself, or any of the other teas they have to offer. I hear the chocolate is amazing!


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Capresso Iced Tea Maker & Zoku space Pop Molds GIVEAWAY!

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Welcome to the Capresso Iced Tea Maker & Zoku Space Pop Mold Giveaway, hosted by Karen’s Got Mail! I have teamed up with a great group of bloggers to bring you this giveaway!

Zoku Space Pop Molds

Zoku Space Pop Mold – You can read the full review here.

Capresso Iced Tea Maker

Capresso Iced Tea Maker – You can read the full review here.

One lucky reader is going to win this Prize Package which includes one Capresso Iced Tea Maker & one Zoku Space Pop Mold (ARV $75). To enter just use the Giveaway Tools form. Giveaway is open to US residents. Giveaway is open from 5/20 – 6/3.

Disclosure – The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. One winner will be randomly chosen by Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email by Karen’s Got Mail.
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Live Infinitely Infuser Water Bottle (REVIEW)

If you’re like me, you want to drink more water, but consume less sugar and sugar substitutes. It’s tough because water is not the most pleasant of beverages! I get extremely bored drinking water over and over and over knowing that soda and other sugary drinks taste SO much better. Well, I found a solution to this dilemma and I think it works quite well.

I found a water bottle that is an infuser. Basically, you add fruit or veggies or fruit and veggies to a little cup and screw it into the *BOTTOM* of the sport bottle. Then you add water and ice, if you like. I let it sit a bit so the flavor will mingle, but it’s not necessary. A little shake will help as well. I found many fun recipes on Pinterest, but you can just cut up any fruit you like and put it in the little cup. My current favorite is apple slices and a dash of cinnamon! How simple, yet, it tastes so good! I am looking forward to trying watermelon! Cucumber and mint is very refreshing. The options are endless.

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One thing about this particular model I found that I like is that the little cup goes on the bottom, instead of the top. That way, your fruit is almost always immersed in water. The other bottles I’ve seen always had it at the top. My particular bottle must have been printed upside down because the instructions said to have the larger part of the infinity symbol at the top with the words reading a certain way, but when I did it that way, it leaked from the bottom, badly. When I switched the lid and the bottom, no leaks. This is just something to be mindful of. If you get one and it leaks, it may not be malfunctioning, it may just be upside down.


It comes in many fun colors. It’s easy to carry on walks and to the gym. It’s easy to use at your desk.

If you would like your own, you can hop on over to Amazon and purchase one for yourself.

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WC5P40W 5-Port USB High Speed Desktop Charger Review

If you’re like me, when you travel with your kids and or partner, you are lugging a couple of tablets, a couple of smart phones, a kindle or two and at least one laptop. Yes, we are tied to our electronics. We have children in cyber school, a husband attending college online and I work from home, ONLINE. We have an excuse! Oh, and the 8 yr old? She needs the distraction. Well, we all know that most hotel rooms allocate about one and a half plugs for these devices to charge. Oh, I should mention also that both my husband and I use cpap machines, these require plugs, too….that leaves, oh, NONE, for our devices to charge. That’s where this product comes in. This is a 5 port USB High Speed Charger. It’s designed to be used on your desk, when your busy at work and you need to charge your phone, tablet, and other usb charged devices. I find it more useful on my nightstand, then I’m not taking up valuable plug space for my electronics, and of course, it’s absolutely necessary for travel.

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You can purchase your own WC5P40W 5 Port USB High Speed Desktop Charger on Amazon.

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Check out this Easy@Home Areta Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Review

I remember when my 18 year old son was a little guy, just over a year old. He was SO SICK. We got him in with his pediatrician and they were alarmed that his oxygen levels were in the low 80’s. At the time, I was unaware of what that meant, but we were told to get to the hospital immediately. That hospital was located in a rural town and it wasn’t equipped for pediatric patients. They only had adult cannulas and adult beds in their hospital. When it was determined that Jonathan had to stay, as the weather was too bad to transport him to another hospital, the staff found an ancient crib in storage for him. It was crazy! We found out that he had RSV and that weekend became a lesson in nebulizer treatments, checking oxygen levels, listening to lung tones and so forth. When Jonathan was being discharged, I asked if I could rent or buy a pulse ox machine for at home. That machine brought me comfort. How would I know if he got into the 80’s again? How would I know it was critical to get him to the hospital? The doctor assured me he didn’t need one at home and I’d be fine, as well as Jonathan. We went home, stopping at the home health care office on the way to get his new nebulizer and the pharmacy to get his albuterol.

Not long after that episode, my asthma began to flare. I found myself back in that rural hospital’s ER and found that my own O2 levels were dangerously low. After my own nebulizer treatment and prescriptions for medications, I asked my own doctor, could I get a pulse ox for at home? I would feel so much more at ease. I was again told no.

Fast forward to today. I am thrilled to say I finally own my own Fingertip Pulse Oximeter. I also have a plethora of other medical equipment for monitoring my health, which I feel is very important! You can find so many tools now, on Amazon. My Fingertip Pulse Oximeter is a fabulous tool to determine when I’m having asthma issues and need medical attention. It’s great for my husband, who has COPD. It’s great to take along to my son’s sporting events. It’s just a handy little piece of medical equipment to have on hand. It does NOT take the place of my doctor, of course. Things like this enhance my doctor’s care.


If you think you would benefit from your own personal pulse oximeter, I recommend the Easy@Home Areta Fingertip Oximeter. You can find it on Amazon.

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MaXreduce Weight Loss (Review)

I’m always looking for ways to supplement my weight loss.  I am a self proclaimed yo-yo dieter, mainly because it’s hard for me to stay committed.  I start out with gusto, watching calories/fat/carbs/whatever and doing some decent exercise then when I plateau, I lose my head of steam, fall into old habits and gain weight back and then some.  I may as well hit *repeat*.  I’ve tried nearly all supplements for weight loss on the market, shakes, meal replacement bars, and various pills.  I am open to trying various supplements to see what works and what doesn’t.

I gave MaXreduce Weight Loss Extreme Fat Burner a chance, because I was curious to see how it worked.  I will preface by saying that I am usually successful, at first, then I either lose interest or it stops working.


I had great success with MaXreduce Weight Loss Extreme Fat Burner, when I took it.  I didn’t experience jitters or a crash that happens with many diet supplements.  I had increased energy.  I had times when I thought, oh! I have to fix dinner for the family! rather than OH when it is dinner, I’m so hungry! I was actually leaving some food on my plate (you know those diet pill commercials?  I always thought who does that?  I did that!) I didn’t crave sweets.  It was really different for me!

Did I do it long term?  Nope.  I did a trial for my blog.  Will I use them again?  Probably.  I didn’t experience anything negative, at all.

If you purchase your own, to try, on Amazon and you find you just aren’t satisfied with the results, you get a full refund.  That is pretty cool.

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Rid-Tech Ultrasonic Pest Repeller (Review)

I absolutely detest pests of any kind.  I especially dislike insects and other gross critters.  Oddly enough, we had, at one point, a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach as a pet.  We’ve also had assorted frogs, toads, crabs, etc.  I prefer, though, the cute, furry, dog or cat as my pet.  I’m not even fond of rodent pets, as they are too skittish for me.

Our home is surrounded by a creek on three sides.  We have had all kinds of unwelcome visitors in our home, including the random snake slithering along our door knob.  We have ants, spiders, blah blah blah.  I was never so happy to test a product when I was asked to try the Rid-Tech Ultrasonic Pest Repeller.  I don’t like the idea of using pesticides around the children and pets.  I don’t like the idea of living with little ants in my kitchen and living room.  I needed an option that worked!


“Rid-Tech’s Ultrasonic Pest Repeller uses state of the art ultrasonic technology to drive pests away. Plugged in to any standard household outlet Rid-Tech uses low fequency sound waves, inaudible to humans and pets, which drive pests out of your home for good.”

This product repels mice, rats, spiders, roaches, mosquitos, aunts (er, I mean ants) and many other pests).  There are no harmful chemicals or poisons.  It simply makes the environment uncomfortable for the pests, so they leave.  (In that respect, it may be helpful for that pesky aunt!)It’s simple to use.  You just plug it in and it does what it needs to do.  You can use it in attics, basements, garages, etc.  Large spaces may require two.

We found this product to be extremely effective on small pests that we are troubled with, the ants and spiders.  I can’t say what it does for larger pests like rodents.

You can get your own at Amazon!
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What is a Moscow Mule Anyway? (Review)

Have you ever heard the term “Moscow Mule” and just wondered what the heck it was? Ever saw one of those cool copper mugs like I have and think, that’s cool, I wonder what that’s used for? Well, today is your lucky day!

I stumbled across Moscow Mule recipes a while ago, on Pinterest. I thought they sounded good, so I saved them. I save pins often, sometimes I go back and do something with them, sometimes not! This time I wanted to, but I didn’t have the traditional copper mug.

I became curious why it was called a Moscow Mule. I did some research. I guess, because it is a cocktail made with vodka, it was associated with the Russians. The original was made with vodka, ginger beer and lemon. It has evolved over time, but is always served in a copper mug.

I have found nonalcoholic versions, fruity versions and so forth. My favorites are the Jack-ass (The recipe is included with several others with the purchase of this particular mug) and a homemade berry that I created.

If you would like your own 100% copper mug to sip your Moscow Mule, you can find it on amazon

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Organic Matcha Culinary Green Tea Powder Review

I’m always looking for new recipes for new foods and beverages.  How about you?  I’m also trying to improve my health.  I found something that comes with a free recipe e-book, is healthy for you and is organic.  How’s that for multitasking?

Organic Matcha Culinary Green Tea Powder is a wonderful option for improving your energy, memory and focus.  Matcha has an organic amnio acid called L-Theanine.  This enhances mental clarity and focus for up to 6 hours, without the jitter effect of coffee.


Matcha is a metabolism booster that can burn fat up to 4x faster than without.  Matcha has no negative side effects!  If you drink Matcha 15-30 minutes prior to your workout, it can enhance your fat burning!

Matcha can lower your cholesterol!  If you drink Organic Matcha Green Tea on a regular basis it can lower the levels of LDL cholesterol while raising the levels of HDL cholesterol.

USDA Organic Matcha green tea powder has 137x more antioxidants than traditionally brewed green tea.  That’s amazing!

This matcha contains an antioxidant called catechin EGCg.  It provides a cancer-fighting property that isn’t found in other foods.  It also counteracts the affects of free radicals like pollution, UV rays, radiation and chemicals.

You can cook with it, bake with it, make smoothies….and on and on.


Perhaps you would like to give it a try?  Head over to Amazon and purchase some for yourself!

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