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I got my SwansonVitamins.com order today!!!  
Let’s take a look at my goodies…

First, I was so happy to see that these powered probiotics were BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!!!  They are still running this sale, so go now and order HERE!!!   2 for $9.99…  YOU CAN’T BEAT THAT!  This fall I started adding this to my kids smoothies and juice.  They didn’t even know it was in there, and they were getting 
  • Needed support for the kid’s GI and immune function development 
  • 3 billion viable organisms in each serving
  • No added sugar and flavor free 
This is a protein supplement I add to smoothies or just mix with water.  
It taste really good and check this out…
  • It’s a hormone-free high-protein nutrition with Aminogen plant enzymes!
  • It boosts overall health and supports lean muscle development 🙂
I have never had frankincense essential oil and I thought this is the perfect season to try it!  Frankincense has a long history dating back thousands of years and has proven to have antiseptic and inflammatory properties.  It was considered an effective remedy for toothaches to leprosy (history.com)
Frankincense was valued greater than gold during ancient times and only those with great wealth and abundance possessed it. It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, dating from the 16th century BC – an ancient Egyptian list of 877 prescriptions and recipes.  Man that’s a lot. 

“They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother.  Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him.  Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11  The Message

Frankincense was used to anoint new born sons of kings and priests… and it was brought as a gift to the new born baby Jesus.  For the purpose of anointing their king and/or a great first aid to stick in her diaper bag, I know Mary was thankful for this gift!

I’m not sure yet how we will use it, but I will apply it to Christmas day somehow.  Any ideas?  Let me know in the comments below! 
And these are the new products we are trying!
I’ll let you know how I like them 🙂
A few other products I bought:
  • Organic Chia Seeds
  • Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap
  • Jasmine Absolute essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil – we love this in our homemade toothpaste recipe HERE
  • Texas Cedarwood essential oil… WHAT???  This is a new one for me… and being from Texas, I’m super pumped about it!!!
  • A Beauty Drink Mix with verisol – For me 🙂
  • Policosanol… heart health – Jeremy’s
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid… antioxidant protection, powerful free-radical fighter – Jeremy’s
  • Aged Black Garlic…the benefits of garlic without the stinky breath!
If you have never shopped at Swansons before, you will get a $5 coupon if you click on the links on this post!  It’s a refer a friend program.. and you are my friends… and I absolutely recommend you shop there!!!  Best Prices 🙂
In a few weeks I will do a HEALTHY KIDS supplement giveaway here on the blog!  Sign up to receive emails so you don’t miss it. 


I want to start by saying “Thank you” to my dog- Apple– for modeling for us today.
When we sleep our body repairs!
    • Exercising:  during resistance training, the muscles actually tear.   While sleep, the muscle rebuilds stronger to adapt to the new load demanded of it.


  • Sickness: during sleep, extra protein molecules are produced that help the immune system to strengthen and mend after being compromised by pollutants and infectious bacteria.



  • Growth:  we can’t forget that kids do a lot of growing during those important hours of sleep.


New studys are suggesting that getting the right 
amount of sleep may…
  • improve memory the brain appears to restructure and reorganize memories- they become stronger
  • improve inflammation– research suggests that people who get fewer hours of sleep—six or less per night—have higher blood levels of inflammatory proteins
I look like I need sleep!

  • improve performance- A study conducted by Stanford University looked at college football players.  Those who got 10 hrs of sleep for 7-8 weeks had improved sprint time.  They also had less fatigue and stamina in the day.

  • improve grades- sleep deprivation impairs learning
  • improve attentionadults get sleepy with lack of zzzz’s, but kids get hyperactive, are inattentive and impulsive  (ADHD-like symptoms)
  • encourage a healthy weight when sleepy, hormones that increase appetite increase in the blood; studies also show that people who were well rested lost more body fat and those who were sleep deprived lost muscle mass

  • and decrease car accidentsin 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that being tired accounted for the highest number of fatal single-car crashes where the driver ran off the road. A higher number than crashes caused by alcohol! Lack of sleep affects decision making and reaction time.
So how much sleep do we need to get these wonderful benefits?
according to Better-Sleep-Better-Life.com

Newborns (0-2 months old) 12-18 hours
Infants (3-11 months old) 14-15 Hours
Toddlers (1-3 years old)l 12-14 Hours
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years old) 11-13 Hours
School-aged Children (5-10 years old) 10-11 Hours
Teens (11-17 years old) 8-9 Hours
Adults 7-9 Hours
 So yes maybe I just want to show off my cute kids and my dog, but I also want us to look at our sleep time as HEALTHCARE!
 It’s necessary for us to be our best… to be on top of our game!
Apple seems to have sleep figured out.
 Let’s take our cues from her and get some!
Sweet Dreams


I like 


 smoothies. frozen treats. salads. breads. granola. mac & cheese.
-YES.  Sub it for the milk = YUMMY!

I like Stonyfield Organic
so my info about yogurt is specific to this brand.



It is a good source of protein, calcium, fiber, and is gluten free.  Stoneyfields yogurt has 6 added natural probiotics– awesome for healthy digestion and a strong immune system.  Sooooooo, should I switch from my regular organic yogurt over to greek yogurt?


Here’s the difference:
                                  Regular Organic Yogurt
  • good source of protein, calcium, riboflavin, phosphorus & magnesium.
  • low in lactose
  • supports a healthy digestive & immune system
  • restores beneficial bacteria that is killed off when taking antibiotics
  • the body digests yogurt faster and easier than milk
All Good!
             Greek  Organic Yogurt
  • very rich, thick and creamy
  • has 2x the protein compared to reg. yogurt
  • less lactose
  • fewer carbs
So, it is better if you are involved in exercising and losing weight!




  • no toxic pesticides and herbicides
  • no GMOs
  • no Antibiotics
  • no Growth hormones


Go get some yogurt and enjoy.  
Let’s be creative in the way we use it and share!