Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Mountain Crest Gardens

mountain crest gardens greenhouse

Mountain Crest Gardens™ is a family owned and operated succulent nursery established in 1995, located in the scenic Scott Valley of Northern California near Mt. Shasta.

Echeveria Collection Small (5)

Echeveria Collection

An assortment of five plants. Arrived individually paper bag wrapped healthy and ready for planting. Three were whisked away by an admirer. The two I kept are planted together in a metal container. They both have slight touches of pink and I’m wanting to find a cute little snowman or polar bear to add. We will see how they like growing at my house (a succulent newbie)

This is a hot trend for their low maintenance and wondrous variety. An individual plant makes a great (& simple) teacher gift. Or hostess gift. Or office co-worker gift. {you get the idea} Would you consider adding succulents to your holiday decorating?

Mountain Crest Gardens provided this collection to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


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Calia Natural USA

Calia is a small beauty products company located on Canada’s west coast. We care about creating the best natural products, without compromise.

Calia Essential Oil Starter Ensemble


Calia Essential Oil Starter Ensemble

Review: Included in the starter ensemble are five popular oils (Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Tea Tree), Sweet Almond Carrier Oil, Vanilla (although not a true essential oil), and two of their blends called Breathe Easy and Sleep Easy. The 10 ml size makes for easy sharing. A great starter set for a holiday gift (hostess gift). 

Hair Care

I also tried their Hydrating Shampoo and Hydrating Conditioner. Both products are enriched with silicia (horsetail extract), something I haven’t seen in natural hair care. They have a light fragrance from Lavender, Bergamot and Rose Geranium essential oils. The website is easy to use with product ingredient are clearly shown. 

Do you love trying new natural beauty products? Or know someone who does? (Calia Natural Gift Card) 

Calia Natural Gift Card

Calia provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Organic and Natural Skin Care – Beauty By Earth

Beauty By Earth was created by two friends asking a question that is so often considered these days: how can you find health and beauty products that are safe to use around young children? Like so many parents, we found it incredibly difficult to find products that were effective, easy to access, and natural. So we figured why not make them ourselves?

Since we first decided to create Beauty By Earth, it’s been one heck of a ride! But throughout this experience, we’ve stayed dedicated to the idea that got us started: inspiring beauty and nurturing health. We’re thrilled to bring the items that have enriched our lives and improved our well being to you and your family. 


This is way better than I ever imagined it would be. It “detangles as it spreads oil from your roots to the tip of your hair. No more breakage, no more split ends, no more frizz: just strong, healthy, beautiful hair.” It is gentle on hair. The longer nylon bristles help with tangles and the boar bristles make hair shiny and smooth. It feels great.


A box of six (joint relief, bedtime ritual, just relax, get well soon, muscle relief, relaxing detox) made with natural ingredients. “Even the humblest bathtubs are transformed into an oasis when you drop in one of these soothing, aromatic fizzies.” Good gift idea for many occasions. Each bath bomb is labeled so they can be gifted individually.

What a find! Products for face, lips, body, and hair. Beauty By Earth offers a 30-day guarantee on all  products.
Products provided by Beauty By Earth to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Eco-Gecko Logo

The Eco-friendly alternative to atrocious plastic utensils.

I’ve had the pleasure of using their wooden cutlery in our away-from-home lunches. What a treat! They are made of sustainable harvested birch wood and they are 100% natural with no coatings, waxes, or chemicals. They are very smooth and sturdy with no splintering or roughness.

I love that they are biodegradable, renewable, and sustainable. Definitely  more stylish than plastic. So, besides using them for casual outings, they would be a refined choice for a wedding reception, holiday party, or any other get-together when you need a disposable and want an up-scale look. Good for kids play kitchens, too.

Eco-Gecko’s wooden cutlery won’t leave footprints; just a lasting impression.



I received wooden cutlery from Eco-Gecko in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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