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    WAMA Hemp Underwear {Review + Discount}

    April 5th, 2021

    Hemp clothing

    Are you familiar with hemp clothing at all? I was introduced to hemp clothing a few years ago because I learned I have a sensitivity to synthetic clothing. I would break out and feel really uncomfortable. Fast forward many years and I saw myself hardly purchasing new essentials. Here is where WAMA underwear comes in.
    Not only do I only wear cotton clothing, I really have had a great experience with hemp and hemp and cotton blends.

    WAMA underwear

    Have you been introduced to WAMA? There are a tiny startup in a super tiny niche so I was excited to learn more about this company and to share with you how much I enjoyed trying a few items.
    Did you know that hemp fabric is naturally anti-bacterial, with anti-odor properties? It is super comfortable, breathable and gets softer with every wash. Hemp is also organic, eco-friendly and can help save the planet.  Perhaps you did not know that there was such thing as hemp underwear but I believe it is much more comfortable and durable than cotton or other textiles.

    WAMA Styles

    When it comes to small underwear companies is the fact that there are not enough options to wear. It is either hipster or high waist. With WAMA underwear, I had TOO many choices! It was really hard to choose but since I AM a female with a high waist, I was excited to see how their high-waist underwear fit without feeling like grandma underwear.
    I ordered 2 others styles along with the high waist pattern. I ordered the thing and the hipster style along with the triangle bralette.
    I was encouraged to order the large size because the underwear runs small.

    WAMA underwear review

    I actually loved the feel of the underwear as well as the color. It is available only in black and the label is green. Each item is a blend of cotton, hemp and spandex. After every wash the material gets softer which is truly my ideal. Here is what I thought of each style:
    • Hipster: This was my favorite style even with a high waist, it sat at my hips pretty comfortably without running down at all. This was perfect in a LARGE size whereas in order brands I would normally wear a medium.
    • Thong: While I am not usually a fan, I loved the feel and the option of wearing with workout pants.
    • High-Waisted: This was probably the only style I would have ordered my normal MEDIUM size as they stretched out a little too much.
    • Triangle Bralette: This bralette is designed for every day wear. I mostly enjoyed at home if I was not going out anywear or during the evening as I was winding down for the day. I loved the feel of this bralette because I usually prefer bras with no underwire.

    Discount code

    Want a chance to try this brand? They also sell in womens and mens packs so you can save a lot more. Give it a chance and start feeling good in your own skin while knowing you are supporting a small business!

    Use my link https://bit.ly/3rMGDeM to order and save 20% on your order and receive FREE US shipping as well! Give it a try and you’ll fall in love.

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    Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret [ Kids Book Review]

    March 12th, 2021
    I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

    Homeschooling and Reading

    Between homeschooling and our every day schedule, the girls enjoy reading a variety of books. During the day, the girls read books focused on their school work. In the afternoons and evenings they enjoy reading other books of their choosing, for their own enjoyment.

    When we all started Book 1 of the Explorer Academy series called The Nebula Secret, my 8-year-old started it but really couldn’t get into it. My 9-year-old definitely caught on and started reading a little every day. Meanwhile, I started reading on my own as well. There is something fun about reading the same books with your kids. This book definitely had its challenges for my middle daughter, but then I realized she did much better listening to this particular book than reading it herself. I will share that later.

    National Geographic Kids

    Do you know much about the National Geographic Kids?

    National Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through its award-winning books, magazines, website, television series, apps,at bu
    games, and more. It is the only major kids brand with a world-class scientific
    organization at its core. National Geographic Kids brings its brand of powerful,smart storytelling to the fiction world under its Under the Stars imprint, which launched in 2018 with the first book in the Explorer Academy series, The
    Nebula Secret.

    If you have kids that love mystery, suspense, adventure and more, they’ll love this series. I actually enjoyed reading the book myself because I like adventure and mystery too. My daughter and I had a great time talking about the story in itself.

    She also had a chance to read out loud to her sisters, which they really enjoyed. I loved the fact that there were challenging words in the book that allowed my girls to ask questions. It also helped them with pronouncing but not only that, the book defined some of the words for them too!

    Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret

    The Nebula Secret is the first book in the Explorer Academy series by author Trudi Trueit. It is about 12-year-old boy Cruz Coronado who leaves his home in Hawaii to join the prestigious Explorer Academy where he and 23 other kids from around the globe are being trained to be the next great explorers.

    Right off the bat we get drawn in by some unknown mystery that keeps us drawn into the book. Who is out to get him and why are this mystery person trying to sabotage Cruz’s future at the Explorer Academy? The book is filled with wonderful colorful drawings that make this book such a fun book to read. Not only that, but the author has added some codes for readers to crack in order to find out the mystery behind the book.

    Here is what the author says about them:

    Cracking the codes and solving puzzles will help reveal to readers more about what Cruz and his friends are  up against as they try to complete the mission Cruz’s mom left for him. A secret message might tell readers  what to watch for, be wary of, or even give a hint about what is going to happen in the story. Readers will  even find subtle messages embedded in the illustrations. All of the codes are meant to point readers to the  truth but I have to say that many of the messages aren’t easy to find. So, look carefully!  

    We are having such fun trying to find them out and little did I know how much fun I would have as well with my daughters too!

    Are you interested already? After you finish reading Book 1 there is The Falcon’s Feather (Book 2), The Double Helix (Book 3), The Star Dunes (Book 4), and The Tiger’s Nest (Book 5, the latest installment, released on January 5, 2021).

    Did you know?

    After we finished the book, we noticed that there was a section called “Truth Behind the Fiction.” This section focuses on the many ideas that were discovered by real National Geographic explorers during their research. A lot of the story line behind the Explorer Academy series lies with fact-based fiction that is inspired by real-life adventures! I think that is fascinating!

    When I have my girls read books, I have them realize the importance behind what they are reading. The beauty of this book series is the fact that they are learning and having fun at the same time. Each book integrates STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), geography, and other subjects into an action-packed story line. They also get to go ONLINE to Explorer Academy where they get to research the character profiles and see real explorers.

    It also teaches my girls about great values such as friendship, loyalty, family, and trust. They are introduced the diverse cultures and it shows them a whole new world just by reading these adventures.

    Where to buy?

    I am all about additional reading material that supports my girls education so please take advantage of the amazing savings when you purchase this series. In addition to that, book purchases help support the vital exploration, research, education,and conservation projects of the National Geographic Society. What a great cause!

    Save 50% on The Nebula Secret by using the promo code 50OFFEA1 when you purchase on Amazon. Click here or visit momsmeet.link/ExplorerAcademyOffer. Offer valid 1/18/21 through 3/19/21 or while supplies last.

    Watch the book trailer on the website to get even more of a sense about the book series. So fun!

     

    Learn more online
    exploreracademy.com
    facebook.com/natgeobooks
    twitter.com/natgeobooks

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    Low Carb Pizza Omelette

    February 25th, 2021

     

    This Pizza omelette is a delicious one serving recipe for low carb and low glycemic eating lifestyle.

    I really enjoy eating pizza but we we have a bad relationship with each other. ha! I have found alternatives to enjoy the delicious flavors of pizza while maintaining and focusing on creating a healthy eating lifestyle.

    While many talk about intuitive eating and not denying ourselves of eating our favorite foods, I’ve learned about the fact that one can have food triggers.

    Do you know that how we relate to food can create unhealthy habits in our life? When I’m in stressful situations I used to reach for food but not just any food.  I’ve learned in the last year that my “comfort foods” are fatty foods but then it would make me gain excess weight and even more so because I didn’t have a gallbladder.

    My point is, we need to know ourselves and what we run to in stressful situations and that in essence and in the long run,  it will prove to be more harmful than anything else.

    Pizza Omelette

    Low carb goodness using egg beaters
    Prep Time5 mins
    Cook Time10 mins
    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: breakfast, low carb
    Servings: 1 serving

    Ingredients

    • Ingredients
    • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms sliced
    • 1/2 cup zucchini sliced
    • 1 cup egg beaters
    • 1 teaspoon pizza seasoning
    • pinch of salt
    • 1/4 cup fat free mozzarella cheese
    • 16 slices Turkey pepperoni chopped

    Instructions

    • Ingredients
    • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms, sliced
    • 1/2 cup zucchini, sliced
    • 1 cup egg beaters
    • 1 teaspoon pizza seasoning
    • pinch of salt
    • 1/4 cup fat free mozzarella cheese
    • 16 slices Turkey pepperoni, chopped
    • Recipe
    • In a 8 inch non stick pan, spray with olive oil and add veggies and cook on medium high for 7 minutes. Remove from heat and prepare pan for eggs. In a bowl, add seasonings and egg beaters and whip. Add the chopped turkey pepperoni and add to greased 8 inch omelette pan. Cook for 5 minutes, using a spatula to allow uncooked egg to go onto pan. Flip omelette over when the middle is mostly cooked. Add cheese and veggies and fold and cook for 3 minutes and serve.

    Notes

    Comments
    1 leaner / 3 greens / 2 condiments - need to add 1 fat
    Nutrition
    264 calories / 8.4 grams carbs/ 4.1 grams fat/ 45.5 grams protein

     

    Enjoy this recipe and let me knowhow you like it.

     

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    Fiesta Egg Rolls with Smoked Tomatillo Salsa

    February 7th, 2021

    We love appetizers as a dinner option especially since I have 3 kids.  They love trying new foods but do not get me started on egg rolls. It makes dinner much easier and sometimes fun too! Thanks to JSL Foods for sending me egg roll wrappers to create this Fiesta Egg Rolls!

    Jump to Recipe

    Continental and Fusion Foods

    One of the important things for me when it comes to raising my kids is making sure that they have a developed palate. I definitely knew I did not want to have picky eaters so I made sure that early on, as toddlers, they would experience all kinds of cuisines. As a Latina, everyone immediately assumes that I make Mexican and Chilean food all the time, but it is not how I grew up. My mother cooked and created dishes that incorporated different cuisines. I know some chefs do not like the term “fusion foods,” but it is what makes sense to me.

    My mother’s Asian food might have a certain twist, and her Mexican food would be her own version with her flair. That is how I have started cooking as well. I love traditional international cooking, but sometimes the way my brain works, I go outside the box and fuse different cuisines.

    Egg Rolls

    Egg rolls are probably one of my girls’ favorite appetizers when we go to an Asian restaurant. We usually do not order enough and well, we end up making a dinner out of it. It is easy though because we can feed our kids between egg rolls and spring rolls. HA!

    When I was given the opportunity to create my own, I decided to make a fun version of my own. I do not usually make a lot of fried foods but I opted to go authentic on the way egg rolls are usually prepared. I had my 5 year-old help with the preparation and the results ended up being very positive!

    Black Bean Egg Rolls with Smoked Tomatillo Salsa

    This is a quick and delicious recipe that can be made basically with pantry items. What can you do with a can of black beans? Many things, but this egg roll recipe will make everyone in your household pretty happy.

    My husband smoked 6 tomatillos while he was making other dishes so that I could have my tomatillo salsa to make this dish complete. If you love smoking, this can really add additional dimensions to your salsa!

    My kids loved this recipe and enjoyed it after playing the in the snow for 2 hours!

     

    Fiesta Egg Rolls with Smoked Tomatillo Salsa

    Easy vegetarian egg roll recipe approved by kids and adults alike.
    Prep Time30 mins
    Cook Time25 mins
    Total Time55 mins
    Course: Appetizer, Main Course
    Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Continental, Tex-Mex
    Keyword: black beans, Egg rolls, vegetarian
    Servings: 4 people

    Equipment

    • Cast iron skillet
    • Baking sheet
    • Knife
    • Smoker for tomatoes
    • Blender

    Ingredients

    For Egg Rolls

    • 1 pkg Twin Dragon Egg Roll Wrappers divided
    • 1 15.5 oz canned black beans drained
    • ½ cup green onions chopped
    • ½ cup red bell pepper chopped
    • ¼ cup jalapeno deseeded and chopped
    • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
    • ½ cup zucchini diced
    • ¼ tsp onion powder
    • ¼ tsp garlic powder
    • ¼ tsp cumin powder
    • ¼ tsp black pepper
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • ¾ cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
    • ¼ cup vegetable oil for frying

    Smoked Tomatillo Salsa

    • 6 tomatillos husked and washed
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • ¼ cup cilantro
    • ½ lime juiced
    • tsp salt
    • 1 whole jalapeno
    • ½ onion

    Instructions

    For Tomatillo Salsa

    • Place 6 unhusked tomatillos on a pan into a smoker filled with cherry and hickory wood and smoke for an hour. If you do not have a smoker, Roast tomatillos in oven on broil for 10 minutes.
    • Place smoked tomatillos into a blender and add the rest of the ingredients and blend.

    For Egg Rolls

    • In a bowl, add the black beans, chopped veggies, spices and cheese and mix well.
      Add ¼ cup oil to cast iron and heat on low.
    • Unwrap egg rolls and remove one wrap and place on a cutting board. Add 2 Tbsp. of filling in the middle and wrap according to packaged directions.
    • Place each completed egg roll on a baking sheet until you have about 16 egg rolls. Increase heat on cast iron to medium heat.
    • Add 3 egg rolls to the pan and fry for 2 minutes on each side until lightly browned. Remove and place back on the baking sheet. Meanwhile, turn oven on to 425F.
    • Once egg rolls have all been fried, Place baking sheet into oven and bake for 5 minutes until perfectly crispy.
    • Serve with tomatillo salsa and a side of shredded lettuce.

    Where to find!

    You can purchase Twin Dragon Wrappers at Walmart, Albertsons, Shaw’s, Von’s, Stater Bros, Fred Meyer, QFC, Safeway, Associated Stores, Giant Stores, Shop N Shop, Winco, and Price Chopper! If they are not in your local store, ask them to carry Twin Dragon Wrapper products!

    Follow Twin Dragon for more inspiration:

    1. Website: http://www.jslfoods.com/
    2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JSLFoods/
    3. Twitter: https://twitter.com/JSL_Foods
    4. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jslfoods/

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    A Week After IV Drip Therapy at Nucell Regenerative Health [Review + OFFER]

    January 24th, 2021

    Update

    A week ago I had an awesome opportunity to do something to improve my health by trying out IV drip therapy. If you have not been updated yet, you might not know that I have lost 90lbs and I am currently working on losing another 45 pounds in order to have a healthier BMI. Despite these health successes, I continue being deficient in several vitamins.  I have been suffering with bouts of depression and it came to my attention that perhaps I was lacking several vitamins. I know for a fact that B12 and Vitamin D are vitamins that have been issues for me. The fact is, even though I have been eating healthy and focusing on foods that can provide these for me, my body cannot absorb them them orally through foods or supplements.

    No Gallbladder and History of Hepatitis

    One thing I have learned about myself and what I have needed to do for years is understanding how my body works. I had my gallbladder removed almost 20 years ago and I have been pretty inconsistent with the way I should be eating and what vitamins do or do not do for me. In fact, it has been an issue for me in SO many ways but I will not get into that in this post. I also had hepatitis while in 8th grade and I know that pretty much has had an an impact on my health in so many ways.

    Because I do not have a gallbladder there is a greater chance I am largely deficient in Vitamin B12 and D based on a numerous amount of scientific articles and cases. Here is another bit of evidence:

    Gall bladder Disease and vitamin D deficiency

    • Low vitamin D may cause gallbladder stone formation
    • Gall bladder removal may reduce vitamin D and magnesium levels. This may be due to reduced absorption of fat soluble vitamins (D, E, A and K).
    • People with compromised liver or digestive function are often vitamin D deficient. Exposure of skin to the sun’s UVB rays enables body to manufacture vitamin D. However, this process occurs in the liver and kidneys. Here people with a sluggish liver often do not manufacture vitamin D adequately.

    Further Study

    Since I started doing a little more digging I realized that not matter how many oral supplements I took, my body was not absorbing and has NOT been absorbing them like normal folks. While I know my levels are low, I am currently awaiting for more lab results and conversations with my physician, but in the meantime, a lot of my reading lead me to IV drip therapy.

    IV Drip Therapy

    When I was introduced to NuCell Regenerative Health I found out that there was an effective way to deliver nutrients and vitamins to the body through bypassing the digestive system. The specific supplements are added to an IV and are administered directly into the bloodstream, making nutrients available for immediate use to recharge, rehydrate and regenerate anyone’s overall wellness.

    If you go to NuCell’s site and check their IV Treatment Menu, you will be impressed with what they offer. In a season of fear and anxiety, it is time to focus on ways to improve and strengthen our bodies in a safe and efficacious way that does not stress our bodies. If you are not sure what vitamins you are deficient in, NuCell does offer bloodwork through Spectracell by focusing on micronutrients otherwise, there are IV treatments to improve health in the following areas:

    • Antiviral Anti Flu
    • Headaches
    • Fatigue
    • Anxiety
    • Hydration
    • Depression
    • Insomnia
    • Diabetes
    • Hypertension
    • Chelation Therapy
    • Anti-Aging

    Depression

    I decided that since I had history of low Vitamin B12 that I would try the Depression drip which includes Vitamin A, B1, B3, Folate, and B6, B12, Magnesium, Zinc, and Copper. I visited NuCell Regenerative Health in Narberth, PA and sat in their cozy offices while the IV bag infused for 2 hours. I relaxed in a comfy chair while I read. It was so easy to go in and receive treatment.

    I waited a week to share with you how I felt. While I have had great energy with a brand new eating lifestyle, I had amazing energy without feeling blue this whole week. Initially I felt super energetic after infusion on the same day, but perhaps that was just a mental experience, but in fact, I pretty much felt wonderful during the week with no issues. I managed 10,000 to 15,000 steps daily and felt pretty unstoppable.

    IV Treatment Frequency + more services

    How often is one to be infused? Well, if you can afford to do it monthly then it is encouraged. It also depends on how deficient one is, but rest assured that there are medical professionals involved and you can set up a free 30-minute TeleHealth Call in order to find the right service.

    Not only does NuCell Regenerative Health offer IV treatments, but they also offer stem cell therapy, PRP {Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy, and Prolotherapy, which is a non-surgical and natural treatment to heal and regenerate joint and ligament issues.

    Want to know more? NuCell is offering a FREE Online event called Everything You Need to Know about Regenerative Medicine Treatments: for Optimal Health, Healing and Vitality.

    Want to Try?

    Are you local and interested? I already had a few folks on Instagram asking me about this experience. Mention my handle or blog name, singerinkitchen or Opera Singer in the Kitchen, and receive 25% off your first IV drip.

    If you do try it, please let me know how it was. Knowing more about your health and your body is important. Do you own reading and investigating and try to solve issues naturally!

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