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a Monday traveler looking to “boldly go where no man has gone before”

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Carina Organics


Take a look at this wonderful selection of chemical free shampoos, lotions, and body washes. Packed full of organic ingredients, they offer all-natural hair and skin care that you’re gonna love. Safe ingredients. No animal testing.



From the Peppermint Collection, Peppermint Cool-Mint Scalp Stimulating Conditioner is a light feeling conditioner that hasn’t built up on my hair after repeated uses. It has a subtle scent but it wasn’t as “scalp stimulating” as some tea tree products I’ve used. It replenishes moisture and is a good dangler.


From The Nature’s Blend Collection, the Daily Moisturizing & Hydrating Hand & Body Lotion is my favorite of the Carina products. You just can’t get a better lotion! This lightweight skin cream hydrates right into the skin leaving no lotion after-feel. The fragrance is beautiful. FYI- contains beeswax so this is NOT a vegan product as labeled.


From the Botanical Therapeutic Collection, grab a bottle of the Shampoo & Body Wash for a nice lather that works great on hair and body. One product for a quick summer shower. Results are soft, clean hair. And body. Rub-a-dub-dub!

Notes From Dawn received the above mentioned products from Carina Organics in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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The Loving Kitchen. Downright Delicious Southern Recipes to Share with Family, Friends, and Neighbors

By LeAnn Rice 

Published by Thomas Nelson

paperback, 272 pages

The Loving Kitchen is a collection of comforting recipes straight from the kitchen of popular food blogger LeAnn Rice.

You know the feeling you get when you’re an overnight guest in someone’s home, and you awaken to a hot-off-the-griddle breakfast? Or when a coworker brings in a pan of her famous brownies to celebrate your recent promotion? Doesn’t it feel great when dinner at the neighbors’ house includes multiple courses of scratch-made recipes and conversation that lingers beyond dessert and that last cup of coffee?

For many of us, these are the moments in which we feel most loved. That’s the idea behind The Loving Kitchen. Get your family’s day started right with LeAnn’s fluffy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, or a bowl of Almond Coconut Granola and yogurt. Keep your favorite sports fans fueled through the entire game with hearty servings of Hot Sausage and Spinach Dip, or toss together a Grilled Chicken and Berry Salad for lunch with your dearest girlfriends.

Want a signature dinner you can serve on those special occasions? Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Orange Cranberry Glaze with Creamy Smashed Baby Potatoes is the perfect meal to celebrate a milestone. LeAnn’s sunny narrative and ideas for bringing people together will remind you that the best meal you’ll ever cook is the one you prepare as an act of love.

The contents include: Morning Fare, Bountiful Breads, Starters and Salads, Entrees, Vegetables and Sides, Desserts, and Reaching Out and Gathering In. These are easy to make recipes with easy to find ingredients although it isn’t a “healthy eating” kind of cookbook. LeAnn includes a short remark before each recipe and I enjoyed her humor, insight, and inspiration.

A big must have with any cookbook is the photographs. This cookbook has them but they are not the best quality images. Overall, I give this book an A+ for author’s writing style/attitude, B for the variety of recipes, C for the nutrition aspect of the recipes, and a C- for the photographs. 


BookLook Bloggers provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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