Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ark Survival Gear: 7,500+ Heirloom Seeds for your Bug Out Bag!


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.

As many of you know, we have our own little garden (mostly herbs) that we enjoy regularly.  I have a fairly decent green thumb and enjoy learning new 'old traits' like gardening, making salves or working with medicinal herbs, and overall survival knowledge.  My husband is pretty handy with a variety of weapons, we can both shoot great with bows, and I've been fishing as long as I remember.  If a disaster were to leave us without the common luxuries we've all become accustomed to like electricity, easy availability of meat, food, and water, and medicine, we want to be fully prepared.  Something I've always been big about is ensuring the ability to grow our own food. That's why I've fallen in love with Ark Survival Gear's 7,500+ Heirloom seeds: they're non-GMO, open pollinated, and perfectly compact and light so they won't take up much valuable space in your bag.



  • LIFE TIME GUARANTEE: Seeds Stored in Breathable Envelopes for Safer, Longer Term Storage NOT Foil or Vapour Plastic Which Can Trap Moisture & Ruin Your Seeds. Safe Seed Pledge Approved & Tested for Germination, Our Heirloom Varieties Have Been the Proven Choice for Generations. We Know Seeds & Our Seeds Last, Its That Simple!
  • PROVIDE FOR YOUR FAMILY: Carefully Selected Vegetable Seed Varieties to Provide a Well-Balanced Healthy Diet Including Iron, Vitamin C and Protein. Plus Medicinal Herbs to Ensure You Have Everything You Need in Your Garden for Your Family's Well Being.
  • SUPPORT: We Believe in Supporting Our Customers & Provide a FREE Beginners Gardening Video Course & a Survival Guide with Gardening Instructions. We've Got You Covered!
  • SAVE MONEY: Easily Produce a Full Crisis Garden with 30 Varieties & 7500+ Seeds. Unbeatable Value.
  • HIGHEST QUALITY: Heirloom seeds, Open Pollinated and 100% Non GMO American Seeds. Comes with Free Survival Gardening Video Course! Guide available for free on Website.


The package is designed for long term storage and the seeds are chosen for maximum adaptability to ensure a guaranteed food supply in your crisis garden.  The seeds included are: Lettuce (Black Seeded Simpson), Pepper (Chile), Tomato (Tommy Toe), Carrot (Scarlet Nantes), Lettuce (Buttercrunch), Spinach (Viroflay), Broccoli (De Cicco), Tomato (Ponderosa/beefsteak), Lettuce (Romaine), Radish (Cherry Belle), Kale (Siberian), Cucumber (Straight Eight), Cabbage (Copenhagen Market), Pepper - Sweet (Bull Nose), Corn, Sweet (Golden Bantam), Beet (Crosby Egyptian), Pea - Shelling (Green Arrow), Snap Bush Bean (Kentucky Wonder Bush), Squash - Summer (Black Zucchini), Squash - Winter (Buttercup).  Other seeds included are commonly used herbs such as Parsley (Italian Flat Leaf), Cilantro (Coriander), Basil (Genovese), Sage, Oregano - Greek, Catnip, Dill, and Echinacea and Yarrow (white) for additional medicinal purposes.  I love that they even included Alfalfa so that you can produce hay for animals or rich organic matter for gardens, too.  Very thorough and promising crisis garden!

We're very satisfied with this product.  I've been preserving and adding our own seeds to our crisis bag for awhile now, but never knew an awesome 'crisis garden in a bag' existed like these survival seeds from Ark.  All of the seeds are individually packaged, labeled, and tucked into another bag for easy, compact storage.  The entire package and seeds are smaller than a venti-sized Starbucks frapps!  Its ideal for every survivalist out there, end-of-the-world-ers, or simply families that want to be prepared for whatever may happen.  My parents and grandparents instilled important skills in me with living off the land, and I feel this is the right tool for success if that need should ever arise in the future.

And in case you were wondering, yes there is space to add more 'fun' or personal favorite seeds if you'd like.  We've added organic watermelon, sunflower, lavender, organic mint, lemon balm, and rosemary.  You can purchase your own package of Ark Survival Seeds (7,500+ heirloom seeds) for $27.18 on Amazon!

Ark Survival Seeds
Website | Amazon




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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The New Product by Halo That Will Blow Your New-Mommy Mind (+ GIVEAWAY)

When we were pregnant, it seemed all we thought about was baby: baby clothes, baby gear, baby registries, baby showers, what baby needed, etc.  Then, once baby was here, we held our breaths and freaked out every time he went down for his nap or for bed.  SIDS is something that albeit rare, is pretty high up there on every new parent's worried list.  It seems like there's always new things being recalled that were once considered 'safe' when it came to infant sleep, so we've put our trust in Halo's hands and have slept a little easier.  In fact, Halo's sleep sack swaddle was the very first our little Buddy Doo snuggled up in!   

And now, they've gone a step further.  Introducing the neatest product you will probably see this year in the baby/sleep world.  Seriously, it'll blow your new-mommy mind.  Let us introduce you to the new Halo Bassinest:




The Bassinest by Halo is perfect for any new parent, including those recovering from c-sections!  


  • It rotates 360 degrees
  • Adjusts to fit the height of your bed 
  • Keeps baby close to mommy and daddy, while maintaining a safe sleep environment
  • Swivels out of your way for easy in or out of the bed
  • My personal favorite: you don't have to get out of the bed to tend to the baby!  The sides can be lowered for easier night-time feedings and comforting
  • There is a convenient soothing center with a nursing timer, night light and soothing sounds, as well as a generous storage compartment on the side of the bassinet.
  • The sides of the Bassinest are mesh for ventilation so you can always see your baby, even while lying down. This also ensures maximum air flow into the bassinet. 


The Bassinest will be available in a GORGEOUS soft, white and gray damask print in mid-July to early August 2014 for $229.  Quantities are very limited, so don't hestitate to grab one if this is something you see yourself wanting!




WIN IT:  One lucky reader will win a Halo cotton Sleepsack or Sleepswaddle!  Open to US citizens 18 years of age or older.  Contest begins 6/13/14 and ends 11:00PM CST on 6/20/14.  Only one entrant per household.  Void where prohibited.





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Friday, June 13, 2014

Isn't it Time You Invested in a Non-Toxic, Non-Stick Pan? Ozeri Green Earth Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Hubby Doo loves to cook on his days off.  Last year, we got a nice cast iron pan for Father's Day and that's his kitchen 'baby'.  He's been wanting a new frying pan for a long time now and I've been wanting 'greener' cookware, so I knew the Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick frying pan was perfect for this year's Father's Day gift!

First, let's check out the features:
Utilizing GREBLON — a natural ceramic coating from Germany, the Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is one of the world’s first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals. Conventional non-stick cookware is achieved through a coating of PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene), a synthetic substance that has waxy properties. At very high temperatures, PTFE begins to decompose and release fumes which are documented to be lethal to birds and small pets, and which can be harmful to humans. In addition, traditional pans incorporating PTFE are manufactured with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which the EPA has classified as a ‘persistent pollutant of the environment’. With the Green Earth Pan’s GREBLON ceramic from Germany, even under high temperatures, no harmful toxic fumes are ever released into the environment. This is because the Green Earth Pan utilizes a 100% ceramic coating derived from nature – not from a laboratory. The Green Earth Pan’s ceramic coating is completely free of PTFE and PFOA. The Green Earth Pan’s natural ceramic coating is also far more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces. With better non-stick properties, the Green Earth Pan allows you to cook with as little as half the amount of oil normally used, and it makes cleaning a breeze. The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is made of the highest quality anodized aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning without the risk of hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, and a heat resistant silicone coated handle. This version of the Green Earth Pan features a textured ceramic cooking surface. The elevations of the textured cooking surface create air pockets which distribute heat underneath food to enhance cooking performance. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. GREBLON ceramic made by Weilburger GmbH, Germany. Final assembly in China.

So, basically:

  • Unlike other ceramic cookware brands, each Ozeri pan utilizes GREBLON ceramic – an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany which is 100% PTFE and PFOA free (no heavy metals or chemicals).
  • Innovative textured pan surface delivers unprecedented non-stick performance without releasing harmful fumes or toxins at high temperatures.
  • Scratch-resistant 100 percent ceramic coating that is super easy to clean.
  • Made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals.
  • Each pan boasts a comfortable heat resistant silicon coated handle, and a magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer.
  • The elevations of the textured cooking surface create air pockets which distribute heat underneath food to enhance cooking performance.

I'm pretty sure I set the standard for Father's Day gifts with this bad boy.  I've given Hubs plenty of gifts over the years with many yays!, thank yous, and excitement.  With the Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Non Stick Pan though, hubs was left without words while he excitedly read the box, tore it open, and immediately started pillaging the pantry for something that needed to be cooked right that very second.

The texture is what got our attention first.  It's really neat!  Out of habit we still add light oils occasionally, but we've noticed we've been using oil less and less the more we cook.  Food is being cooked beautifully and evenly, and its almost to the point of annoyance how insistent hubs is about this pan always being clean and available.  Almost.  This pan is so easy to clean that I can use my fingers under water and everything will glide right off.....burgers, caked on chili and hotdogs, pancakes....anything.  

I've been making a lot of changes for our household to be a 'greener', less toxic environment for our family ever since we first got married.  Cloth diapers, herb and 'grow your own' gardens, natural lighting, non-GMO, and organic cleaners later...we've stumbled upon the holy grail for 'green and clean' eating.  It blows our other pans out of the water while being twice as lightweight, keeping its 'cool' to ensure comfortable handling, and Mother Earth as its sidekick.  We love this pan!  Best of both worlds: daddy loves how well it cooks, mommy loves how toxin-free it is :)   


BUY IT: You can purchase the Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Non Stick Frying Pan on Amazon for $38.95 + $8.50 shipping.  Its normally $80, so this limited sale is a steal! 
It makes a fantastic Father's Day gift for the chef in your family :)











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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Have Children Rear-Facing in Their Carseats? Keep Them Cool While You Travel With the Solar-Powered Kulcar Car Cooling Ventilator!




I'm pretty sure I've been introduced to one of the neatest accessories you'll ever add to your car.  After reading more about it online, I became giddy with excitement to get it in the mail.  Its one of those neat gadgets you never knew you needed because, well, you didn't know it existed.  Now that you do though, you want to know everything about it (and get your hands on one!).  They're becoming standard in leading luxury car brands' newer model cars and now you get your own for a very affordable price.



So what is Kulcar? Here's some information directly from Sonray's website:
  •  Patented design, internationally registered 
  • Made In Taiwan
  • Kulcar solar powered car ventilator is equipped with 5V high-efficacy solar cell
  • Twin turbo fans, each with 17.3cfm capacity
  • 90sec total air replacement for average car 
  • Reduce fuel consumption 
  • Reduce hazardous fumes emitting from plastics under high heat
  • Added comfort to passengers
  • Maintains car interior in like-new condition
  • Kulcar solar-powered car ventilator's pivotal design allows for easy installation and storage
I've lived in Louisiana the majority of my life, and while I've traveled to countries around the world I still say Louisiana has the most extreme temperatures from where I've been.  By extreme I'm not saying it gets -32 degrees here; by extreme I mean it can snow in April, be 80 degrees and then 33 degrees in the same week in December, etc.  We somehow manage to have both incredibly hot summer temperatures of 105+ WITH 100% humidity (translation= feels like 130 degrees.  Hot, muggy, thick (like walking around in hot jello). ).  So, entering a hot car is one of those dreaded certainties.  I'm glad to learn it won't be in my future anymore! Learn more about the Solar-Powered Kulcar Car Cooling Ventilator and why hot cars don't have to be a part of your future either!  


The Kulcar solar-powered car cooling ventilator came in a nice little box where the directions and parts list were conveniently printed on the inner cover.  As you can see, all the parts are together upon arrival and there's no annoying small parts to worry about.  The only parts are literally the Kulcar main piece and the two pieces that help attach it securely to your car's window.  As a result, its super easy to install and doesn't require batteries (its solar-powered!) or tools.  I don't know about you all, but these are two huge deal-makers or breakers when it comes to products we buy.  Living in Louisiana, we need to be prepared for natural disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes.  Unfortunately, they happen all too often and many times we're left without power for days, weeks even (longest we've ever been without was six weeks for all power; some power returned after two weeks).  Having something that can both provide a cool environment in case something should happen and doesn't drain, or even require, batteries is pretty amazing.


Quick Installation in four steps!

The Kulcar is designed to cool the interior temperature of your car quickly and even filters the air inside.  What, wait?  Yup, read that sentence again: the Kulcar is designed to cool the interior of your car quickly and even filters the air inside.  It seems like I'm always reading about how the air inside our homes and vehicles is actually more toxic than the air outside, so I'm ecstatic about the added filtration!  The twin turbo fans give off a lot more power than I ever expected them to (check out the video below to see them in action!) and its honestly not as bulky or heavy as I thought it would be.  When I first pulled it out of the box I thought it would be something that would fall right off my window while going down the interstate and cause some sort of  crazy, dramatic damage or flat tire to the vehicle behind me, but the 'heavy'not-really-heavy turbo fan side actually faces inwards and prevents this.  The solar-panel lays flat when not in use (middle picture) and is conveniently out of the way.  It only protrudes a couple of inches when in use though, so its never been a problem.  I do get a lot of questions about it when getting in or out of my car, but the responses are usually of awe and excitement. 




For more information about how dangerous heat can be both to your vehicle and to your health, check out Sonray's website and these quick facts:
  • The temperature inside a sealed car under blazing sun can quickly exceed 89~90 degree Celsius. (THAT'S 194 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT!)
  • When the temperature exceeds 65 degrees Celsius, harmful fumes like methyl, acrolein, butanone, toluene, benzene, propyl benzine,etc.,are released from a car's interior materials and contents.  These compounds are all known to be cancer causing poisonous chemicals.
  • Careful testing has proven that the TVOC level of these compounds can exceed 12 times the cancer causing hazardous warning level when a car is parked under a blazing sun for only one hour.
  • Cancers of unidentifiable origin have been the top killer for 31 consecutive years.
  • Volvo, a world leader in car safety.(Car air cleaner than outside the car!) has ensured that all new cars are equipped with the CZIP system as of 2013. When a car is parked under the sun, the CZIP system automatically pumps out the hot and hazardous air inside the car prior to the driver entering.Leading car makers are now concerned with not only driver safety,but also passenger health and safety.(Car environment to create non-toxic)



You can purchase the Kulcar Solar-Powered Car Cooling Ventilator and keep your car cool and inviting all year long for only $89 (save $40 for a limited time!!) !  Its a great investment both for your own comfort and for preserving the interior of your car longer against the harsh heat.  It keeps the interior cool during the warmer parts of the year to provide much needed comfort to you and your passengers.  Since it also filters the air inside your car, the Kulcar is a great addition to any vehicle and can be used in any climate.  While I honestly recommend this product to anyone, I highly recommend it to those with children rear-facing in their carseats or live in warmer climates.  We're already enjoying ours and the fresher air we breathe; we can't wait to try it out in  the hottest part of the summer!

Want to see it in action? Check out my video below! You'll see how I installed it in my 2008 Nissan Sentra and just how quick and powerful the turbo fans are.  I'm not that great on camera though, so don't laugh :)



Check out the powerful turbo fans and how the solar panel can be adjusted to the sun's position for optimal performance in my video!





Kulcar Solar-Powered Car Cooling Ventilator



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