Archives for April 2015

100% Natural Anti-Wrinkle Age Defying Moisturizer

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Aubrey. The opinions and text are all mine.

UPDATE: This giveaway has closed.


Friends, I turned 45 this month.

While I might be aging, I’m not done living. So I’ve learned to embrace the changes that are happening.

Yes, there are times that I look at my forehead in the rear view mirror and think, “EGADS! Where did all of those lines come from???”

But overall, I’m comfortable with the skin I’m in.

Before you get the wrong idea, I want you to know that I do believe in taking preventative steps to slow the aging process.

It’s not that I mind the wrinkles, it’s just that they don’t match my inner feelings about myself. In my heart and spirit I’m still young! I’d like my face to reflect that youthful feeling I have inside.

Since I love a good all natural beauty product, I was pretty excited to be given the opportunity to try Aubrey Age-Defying Therapy Moisturizer.

age defying moisturizer

Per the product recommendations, I’ve been applying the moisturizer twice a day for the last 3 weeks.

The pump top ensures you get just the right amount. Always a bonus in my mind since it prevents you from running out too quickly.

The first few times I applied it, the scent of the moisturizer was strong. My last moisturizer had no scent, so I wasn’t used to a scented product. Once applied to my face, the scent was a non-issue. It doesn’t linger on the skin, and now I hardly notice the smell at all.

What I love about this product is it not only improves the appearance of wrinkles with all natural ingredients like milk thistle, but because it contains golden seaweed, it also prevents further damage.

After applying the moisturizer, I really like the texture of my skin. It feels smooth to the touch.

Since I’m subject to break-outs, I can’t use just any moisturizer. The Aubrey age-defying moisturizer has not contributed to any break-outs since I started using it. It’s not greasy or heavy.

I like this product so well, I will continue to use it. In my book, this moisturizer is a WIN!

Aubrey Selfie

I’m also giving one lucky reader a FREE moisturizer to try it for themselves! To enter to win, leave a comment on this post telling me how you feel about getting older. The winner will be selected at random on Sunday, April 19, 2015 and notified via email.

Non-toxic Pet Odor Eliminator

Non-toxic Pet Odor Eliminator

I recently posted on my Facebook page that my senior dog has developed toxic gas. I’m talking clear out the room toxic gas.

You are welcome for sharing.

Needless to say, we love our dog. We don’t want to have to run out of the room every time he lights it up.

I did a lot of research to try to find a non-toxic pet odor eliminator.

One of the problems is some essential oils can be toxic to a dog or cat’s liver and kidneys.

In my research I discovered wild orange is an essential oil that is approved for use around dogs.

While wild orange is safe to use around dogs, it is important to remember to always invest in high quality essential oils. Oils purchased at the grocery store can contain contaminants or adulterants that can cause serious health issues in your pets.

I know. I know. Quality essential oils can be more expensive. Check out this brand. I think you’ll find it is reasonably priced – even for the organic certified bottles!

Here’s how this odor eliminator works:

The wild orange is going to instantly improve the smell in the room. Yet covering up the scent isn’t good enough. Your room spray is also going to need baking soda to actually eliminate the odor.

eliminate dog odors

Here’s How to Make Non-toxic Pet Odor Eliminator Spray

You’ll need:

1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
2 Cups Distilled Water
Spray Bottle
30 Drops Wild Orange Essential Oil

  1. Measure baking soda into a bowl and add the wild orange essential oil drops.
  2. Mix the essential oil into baking soda using a fork

non-toxic dog odor eliminator ingredients

  1. Put mixture in spray bottle and top off with distilled water.
  2. Shake and spray.

BADABOOM! Your stinky smells are eliminated thanks to the baking soda and now all you’ll smell is the pleasing scent of wild orange.

Since publishing this post, we’ve welcomed an all new smelly boy to our house. Meet Wilson! You can follow our natural dog parenting and Wilson antics on Instagram.

Costco: New Organic Products I Found {April 2015}

New Organic Products at Costco

WOW! My Costco has added quite a few new organic products to it’s shelves. I ran around and snapped pictures and noted prices.

My pictures aren’t great. They aren’t even good. It was crowded and busy when I went, so I just tried to get the best picture that also had pricing information.

Prices and products at Costco can vary – but usually not by much. Just keep that in mind when you shop.

Whole Fruit Organic Juice


Whole Fruit with Organic Juice $9.99/24 count

Organic Frozen Edamame $11.99/12 steamable bags

Organic Pomegranate Arils $8.99/bag

Organic Pineapple $6.99/3 lbs

Organic Spinach and Kale Blend $8.59/4 lb bag

BIBIGO Organic Potstickers $9.99/2 lbs

Organic Lentil Trio


Organic Lentil Trio $7.89/3 lb bag

Organic RAW Pure & Simple Instant Oat Packets Maple & Brown Sugar $9.99/40

Organic NUTZO Seeds and Nut Butter $16.79/Jar

Organic Walnuts $19.99/2 lbs

Organic Simple Bites Seeds, Nuts and Fruit Clusters $7.99/20 oz bag

Go Raw Organic Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds $9.39/bag

Organic Pistachios $15.79/bag


It’s back! The chicken coop is back!

Costco Chicken Coop

The coop is priced at $279.99

Costco Composter

Costco is also selling this double composting bin for $149.99.

Finally, if you are getting ready to garden, you can pick up Miracle Grow Organic Potting Mix bags for just $9.99!

Have you found a favorite new organic product at Costco?