Monday, July 21, 2014

Soap nuts liquid laundry detergent Review

You all must know by now that we use cloth diapers in our household (disposables when we travel.)

I have been struggling a bit since we purchased our new washing machine. It has not been doing so great cleaning the diapers- and the biggest reason is that the soap is not washing out. We rinse about 6 times for diapers to get the soap out- and we are using minimal amounts..


Attitude Diapers and Discount Package Review

I have been seeing Attitude products all over the net, and was anxious to try them out. I was asked to review a product by them, and I was pretty excited.



I was offered a free membership into their discount package, as well as a free product to try. I decided to try out the diapers, since the toddler was needing a pack for when we go out and about.



First off, the discount package gives the user a 40% discount off of the Attitude prices. It lasts for a year, so if you are going to be buying products on a regular basis, it is certainly worthwhile. The diapers we got were 11.99 for 22, which is comparable to other earth friendly diapers.They are renewable and biodegradeable.




Excited about diapers


I was not sure how they would fit, so I got the largest size. My daughter is about 30 pounds, but she is pretty long, so we often have trouble with coverage.


Compared to Seventh Generation diaper- size 6


 Here are a few images of the diapers insides.






Nice strong velcro strips


A good fit

I felt like the diapers were about average in thickness and composition. They fit well and we didn't have any issues with the diaper coming off or shifting any more than we do with regular diapers. Since my daughter has kind of skinny legs, we did have a little gaping in the front leg area. (I played with the way I adjusted them a few times too.)

My daughter has some skin irritations with some disposable diapers ( and we use cloth at home) so we were a bit nervous on the first wear. She had no issues though. 

We used almost the entire package of diapers, and I have to say, that she did have leaks on several days. However, we have been having this issue with all of our diapers. She is a heavy wetter sometimes and it seems sudden, so more frequent changes haven't helped.  We haven't really found a good solution yet. The diapers just get saturated too fast. 

However, I think for the average baby this is not going to be an issue. We were pleased with the "poo capture" however. We have had issues with escapes in the past, but no issues there.

Overall, if you are looking for a good diaper that is earth friendly, this is one to try. 

The Attitude website has wipes, soaps and cleaning products that are safe for a treehugger household. I saw a few nice items that I will be considering for future purchases. 


The discount program has 3 levels to try- 20, 30 and 40% off.

The 40% plan is $24 a year and would pay for itself in diaper purchases alone!
They offer special deals on shipping throughout the year, so there is a real opportunity to save all the time.


Check them out and let me know what you think!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Organic Matcha Green Tea by Match DNA Review

I think that I may be on my path to being a tea connoisseur because of all of my opportunities to review teas on my blog. This week, I was lucky enough to try- Matcha DNA Green Tea



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lazy Cardamom Hot Cocoa Recipe with Kiva Organic Cacao Powder Review




I have been having some really great experiments going on at my house of late. I have some great spices to play with and I was VERY excited to get the chance to add Kiva Organic Cocoa Powder to my cabinet. 

Petbrosia Dog Food Review, Discount and Giveaway





You all know I have this super cute dog, as seen on her own blog- http://aliasadog.blogspot.com/. She is not as busy writing lately, since she has been helping me with some reviews of pet food and treats and such. 

Petbrosia Package

She was very happy to try the Petbrosia custom dog food, especially since it was delivered straight to our door!.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Online Martial Arts for Adults Review and Giveaway


I am in the middle of summer out here in Phoenix, and unlike the East coasters, this is our hibernation season. The season where we hide indoors behind shades and with the air conditioning cranked to max. Well, at least I do. I find that I tend to get very lazy in summer. Going to the grocery store is likely to cause a sweat just walking to the car. We need something indoors (besides just hockey) for fun!

I was pleased to be offered a chance to review an online set of classes and instruction in a  form of Kung Fu called Shou' Shu' 


Belt Ceremony
Image from http://www.shengchikungfu.com/getting-started classes

Grilled Broccoli with Jiva Organics Coriander and Cumin Recipe and Review

I am pretty excited to be able to try out Jiva Organics Coriander powder.  I have recently reviewed their cardamom with a Cardamom and Pistachio Yogurt frosting recipe. I have also reviewed their cumin with a Creamy Cauliflower with Jiva Cumin recipe.



Saturday, July 5, 2014

Jiva Organics Cardamom and Pistachio Yogurt Frosting and Review


I was recently asked to review some cardamom pods from Jiva Organics. I have loved all of the other spices that they sent me for review (Cumin) and some coriander I haven't finished writing up yet..the cardamom was going to round out my collection nicely. So many recipes call for all 3!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Organic Black Matcha Tea Review and Giveaway




I have been a huge fan of matcha tea for years. I have reviewed quite a few varieties over the past year on my blog, so I was pretty excited to try a new type from Matcha DNA.