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Everyone Needs Colborn Delivers in Their Life

Everyone Needs Coborns Delivers In Their Life

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Everyone needs Coborns Delivers in their life! I hate grocery shopping. I cannot tell you how many times I have shopped, put my food in the cart, put my food on the belt, put my food in a bag, paid an enormous amount of money, put my food back in the cart, and got to my car only to think to myself, “I want to just get in my car and go”. But I don’t. I put $3000.00 worth of food, that will go bad before we eat it in my car, only to get home and drag it in the house and put it away. I need a nap just thinking about it!

Jenni’s Experience with Coborns Delivers:

I dislike grocery shopping in the bitter cold. I despise grocery shopping in the snow, because, well, pushing a cart through a slush filled parking lot in 5 inch heels is not my thing. I’m sure you know by now how I feel about shopping in the rain. On sunny days, who wants to be at the grocery store? Nobody! With that being said, I decided to try Coborns Delivers! What an amazing invention (by the way, I am pretty sure I invented this, but more on that another day.)

My Son was complaining on Tuesday night at 9pm, about not having any food in the house, and as usual, I argued with him and told him that if he cant make a bundt cake for himself for dinner, that is his problem! So I decided to get off Facebook and take a little peek at the www.cobornsdelivers.com. WOW!

If I placed this order in by 11pm, I could have groceries delivered to my home by Wednesday at 5pm. I have procrastinated about grocery shopping much longer than this! At the normal (not virtual) grocery store I get the same items every week, for the most part. You know what I mean, right? I get half of the ingredients for 700 meals.

Have you started looking up Coborns Delivers yet?

I logged into Coborns Delivers website and start adding to my cart. The prices are comparable and sometimes better than my local grocery store. You can use coupons and they have a fuel discount program. This is amazing! I was like a drunken sailor! I put the usual items in my virtual cart and then I started adding all the things that I always want to get but don’t want to haul or I don’t have the room in my usual “real” shopping cart…. water softener salt! 4 bags! They had their store brand of bottled water on sale, so I got 3 cases!

My son walks into the living room to offer me some bundt cake batter, and I say, “ I went grocery shopping.” By 5pm on Wednesday (the next day) that big yellow truck backs down my driveway and that ‘beep beep beep’ was the most glorious sound that I have ever heard! I waited quietly by the door and it seemed to take forever! What is he doing? Does he need help? Did he fall down? Finally he comes with 4 Giant green totes on a dolly.

My driver was an angel sent to me…

You Guys. He looked like an angel! He was smiling and said, in the sweetest angel voice, “Hi! How are you?” I said, “You look cold. Come in right now, bring the food”.  He said with a smile, “No i’m not cold” I say, “Oh! That’s right! Food Angels don’t get cold”!  The baby daddy was home, and he is looking at me like, “don’t you scare him of like you did with the Schwanns man”! I said, “You are a gift, I love you and I hope you are mine forever”!  He just quietly unpacked my groceries, handed them to me at the door, and then went back 3 more times! Each time he took the big green totes back to his truck. Almost like he has done this before! He is good at this!

Then. He brought in my softener salt and he brought in my water! No hauling for me! Yippee! The Baby Daddy, is a big tipper from way back, and tried to give my delivery angel a $10.00 tip and my new best friend, refused this! Almost like he enjoyed this! I later saw on the website that drivers don’t take tips but they will gladly take a smile.

As I unpacked these bags, I have never felt this sense of accomplishment in my life! I was saying, “Wow! I am really good at grocery shopping”! My family was rolling their eyes, like I was kidding. While i’m thinking of all the times I forgot to buy pretty much everything, at the real store. Or that one time, that I tried this shopping thing at Walmart and having to go back into to get the 4 bags that I paid for and accidentally left on that carousel thing. Im still mad about that, and that was in 2006. I haven’t been back since.

It was better than I ever expected! 

Coborns sent everything that I needed and it all arrived as promised. While putting the food away, I am touching all of it for the first time. I am really good at this, I have found my calling! I highly recommend Coborns Delivers, if there was a rating system, I would say 1000 stars out of 10.

Some may say that I am coming off as lazy, but I like to call this “outsourcing”. They have an app for your phone! I have $175.00 in my cart for next time. My delivery Angel can visit us, Monday/Wednesday/Friday in Hudson, WI.

I promised my family I would not invade the angels space and I will not hug him when he delivers my food. I am guessing he wouldn’t mind just one hug if it accidentally happened tonight when my next delivery arrives.

Learn more on how to get Coborns Delivers:

Find out how it works here. Thank you to our guest writer Jenni for her review on Coborns Delivers! We are not affiliated or payed by Coborns Delivers in any manner.

St. Croix Healing Arts Center Hudson WI

Reiki Shamanic Healing St. Croix Healing Arts Center

St. Croix Healing Arts Center Hudson WI

Reiki Shamanic Healing St. Croix Healing Arts Center – You know the saying ‘new year, new me’?  Well, that’s what I am going for … with a focus on putting myself first instead of always last. Last year I had so many things that I wanted to experience but always ended up cancelling appointments or putting things off because of work. This year I plan to follow through. The first thing on my 2018 to-do list was to visit St. Croix Healing Arts Center in Hudson, WI. I did just that last night and I am already trying to figure out when I can go back.

We Recommend the Dynamic Duo

My appointment was to see Irene for a mix of Reiki and shamanic energy healing.  She asked if I would like to add a medium to my session. The medium could join us and write everything down that she gets from my spirits. Of course, I said yes. Bring everyone in, the more the merrier. The session I chose was called Dynamic Duo 90-minute session. For ‘We’ve Tried It’ followers only, if you make a Dynamic Duo appointment and mention that you read this article you can get a 90-minute session for $100.

St. Croix Healing Arts Center

This was a very personal and emotional session for me. I left feeling light and free of so much darkness that I have been carrying with me for so many years. Some very special things happened during my time with Irene and Stephanie. Very quickly into my time we were joined by my grandmother who had some very specific messages for me. The feeling of hearing that your grandmother has joined us is indescribable. During the 90 minute session, Stephanie recorded 5 pages of messages imparted by my spirits and angels.  My evening was fascinating and I look forward to going back.

You may be wondering what reiki and shamanistic energy healing is:

BENEFITS OF REIKI

  • Induces a state of deep relaxation
  • Relieves/releases physical and emotional pain
  • Accelerates natural healing
  • Aids the detoxification process of the body
  • Releases tension and negative stress
  • Re-balances the body’s energy
  • Improves health and well-being
  • Compliments traditional therapies/treatments
  • Offers a powerful self-treatment component!
  • Easily learned by all ages and levels of education!

St. Croix Healing Centers shamanic energy healing sessions are based on the healing techniques from the shaman and medicine people. Irene completed her education with Amy Wilinski, who has trained with practitioners from various cultures, traditions and countries; including the Peruvian medicine people. Your session will assist you in cleansing your energy field of the heavy energies you carry and assist in releasing the stories that impact you and which keep you from living the life you are dreaming of. Other techniques used during your session may include: soul retrieval, removal of crystallized energies, power animal retrieval, chakra balancing, releasing karmic and ancestral imprints, past-life healing, and repairing the auric field. Shamanic Energy healing sessions are a powerful and deep level of healing work. It can help you to release long-standing issues and move forward on your path in life. A session typically lasts 90-120 minutes.

A little about Irene and Stephanie:

Stephanie began working on her gifts in her early 30’s and took psychic and intuition development classes, and it all took off from there. She is a psychic medium, reiki practitioner, crystal healer, animal communicator, angel channeler, spiritual guide and mentor.

Irene has a Masters degree in social work and is a Master/Teacher Reiki Practitioner. She is dedicated to the balancing of mind, body and spirit offering stress management through relaxing biofeedback sessions and Usui Reiki (energy healing technique). Irene teaches a four week series on the use of pendulum as a means of self- empowerment. These teachings help clients reduce stress related to health and emotional imbalances with the belief that physical blocks are connected to a person’s emotional wellbeing. There will be an initial assessment of your current situation and health concerns.

During a session clients set goals for personal change related to mind, body, and spirit. As a professional, she will provide an ongoing partnership that includes creating awareness and clarity, designing actions, and enhancing skills. Irene believes that a holistic approach is vital for self –empowerment and awareness. This approach encompasses the whole person – mind, body and spirit. A holistic approach includes physical, emotional, spiritual, social and mental well-being of the person.

Book Your Appointment

Call to make an appointment today to see Irene or Stephanie, I highly recommend the Dynamic Duo Session. Don’t forget to mention We’ve Tried It for the discount!

Take a look at their website for other services they have to offer.

St. Croix Healing Arts Center

  • Email: stcroixhealingarts@gmail.com
  • Office Phone:715-386-7071
  • Stef: 651-238-8079
  • Irene: 715-497-3792
  • 411 Cty Rd UU #3
  • Hudson WI 54016
2017 Best Present Your Daily Smiles

Your Daily Smiles Best Christmas Present 2017

2017 Best Gift Your Daily Smiles

Your Daily Smiles Best Christmas Present 2017 – If you have ever used the words “she/he are so hard to buy for” look no further! We are all about feel good presents for our friends and loved ones this year and we hit the jackpot when we found Your Daily Smiles.

This gift is perfect for friends, relatives, boss, co-workers, teachers and anyone you think deserves a daily smile. Best part, it’s only $24.99!

Best Christmas Present 2017

It is simple, go on Yourdailysmiles.com and click create a box. After you make yourself an account you enter the persons name that you wish the create a box for. You will then be taken to a page that provides a link for you to send out to people who are close to the person receiving the box. You can email or Facebook message anyone that you wish to contribute to the gift.

Here is an example of what to send:

Hey there, I need your help with a surprise gift for Sally Smith.

I’m asking friends and family to submit up to 5 feel-good messages for Sally. These can be memories, well wishes, compliments and the like. It takes literally 3 minutes (or less). Basically anything that will put a smile on Sally’s face.

My goal is to have all submissions done WITHIN 3 DAYS. After that, a cherished gift box with your messages will be sent to Sally. Here’s the link to submit your messages:

The link will appear here.

Thank you so much for your response! And remember… It’s a SURPRISE

The gift that keeps on giving. Send the invite out to as many people as you can think of, some won’t respond so overdoing it is okay. Encourage everyone to put in 5 feel-good messages, they are given the option of submitting one to five. Wouldn’t it be great if your special person could get a smile everyday for the next several months to come?

In order for your box to make it to your friend by Christmas the box must be closed and submitted by December 10th. This will give you plenty of time to be creative.

Your Daily Smiles Present

We wish you a wonderful holiday season filled with smiles and love. If you think this gift idea is as great as  we do, be sure to share this story.

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Dermaplaning BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar Review

Missy Germain Dermaplaing After

Dermaplaning BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar Review: From the looks of my Facebook feed a good amount of my friends are trying out dermaplaning at BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar in Hudson, WI. I decided I better give it a try and see what the fuss is all about. But first I had to get past my fear of growing a beard once my facial hair started growing back.

Good news for me, your hair grows back just the way it was before dermaplaning. I am loving my new baby smooth skin, a bit bummed that I waited so long to try it. Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel. This gently scrapes off the top layer of dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter, glowing complexion. There was zero pain involved and the process takes less than 30 minutes.

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Thank you Tiana, you did a great job explaining the whole process! I am loving my new skin and plan on coming back regularly. Please leave a comment below and let me know what beauty treatment I should try next.

If you wish to follow BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube go ahead and click the link. Customers can purchase beauty products on BB’s website.

Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Banana Cream Pudding Pie Recipe

Banana Cream Pudding Pie

Banana Cream Pudding Pie Recipe – I grew up having the best homemade banana cream pie. My grandmother made it with love and I have been thinking about it lately. While this banana cream pudding pie isn’t anything even close to what she made, it was absolutely delicious.

Banana Dessert Ingredients

It was so yummy that my family ate the whole pie on the first night. Next time I will make two. I found this recipe on The Country Cook blog. So let’s get started.

Ingredients

For the crust:

2 cups Nilla Wafers crumbs measured after crushing

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter (1 stick) melted

For the filling:

1 8 oz package cream cheese softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 8 oz carton frozen whipped topping Cool Whip thawed

1-2 bananas sliced

1 3/4 cups cold milk

1 3.4 oz package instant banana cream pudding mix

Instructions

Start off by spraying a 9-inch pie pan with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Nilla Wafer Crumbs

Nilla Wafer Pie Crust

Fill a ziplock bag with Nilla Wafers and crush. You will need 2 full cups of crushed wafers. In a small bowl, combine Nilla Wafer crumbs and sugar; then stir in melted butter. Press the crumb mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of prepared baking dish. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes and let cool.

Banana Pudding

In a small bowl, whisk cold milk and pudding mix until combined. Let stand for 2 minutes until slightly thickened.

Cream Cheese

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with mixer until smooth. Fold in half of the Cool Whip and the prepared pudding.

Pudding and Cool Whip

Pudding Mix Blend

Arrange the banana slices into the bottom of the wafer crust and then top with the banana cream filling.

Sliced Bananas

Spread the rest of the whipped topping on top. You can then decorate with mini wafers, shaved almonds or bananas. Get creative – clearly I’m not that creative since I only used the mini wafters.

Banana Pie

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. I made mine in the morning and served it with dinner.  I would have to imagine that you could replace the banana pudding with any other flavor to make your favorite creamy pie.

Creamy Banana Pie

Do you have a recipe that you think that we should try? Leave us a comment below.

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Hudson Food Walk Guided Tours

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Looking for something to do on the weekends? If you are in or near the St. Croix Valley we recommend going on Hudson Food Walk guided tours. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for the We’ve Tried It followers special pricing.

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Local family Brian and Katie Elwood started the Hudson Food Walk – a three-hour guided tour where guests learn about the town’s rich history and sample a variety of dishes at five popular eateries.

“We have lived in Hudson for 17 years and can honestly say this town just keeps getting better,” said Katie Elwood. “The thriving food scene, eclectic shops, abundant cultural attractions, scenic St. Croix River and distinctive energy make downtown Hudson a destination enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.”

Hudson Food Walk 1

Meeting with five popular local restaurants – San Pedro Cafe’, Barker’s Bar & Grill, Pier 500, Winzer Stube and Knoke’s Chocolates and Nuts each was enthusiastic about being a part of the tour. From authentic German food to Caribbean-inspired cuisine, the combination of restaurants ensures that guests enjoy a wide variety of food selections. And with the tour concluding at Knoke’s, guests end on a sweet note as they sample a truffle, toffee, caramel and ice cream of their choosing.

Hudson Food Walk 2

“Each of the guides grew up in Hudson and will share some Hudson history along with some of their favorite stories,” said Brian Elwood.

With a strong desire to give back to the community, the Hudson Food Walk will be donating a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold to the United Way’s John Coughlin Food & Resource Center which distributes food to 13 area pantries and shelters in St. Croix and Pierce County, Wisconsin.

For We’ve Tried It followers, when booking tickets for the remainder of the summer, use the promo code “WEVETRIEDIT” and receive 20% off all tours. The last tour date is Sept. 17.

Tickets for the tours are $45, which includes tastings at the five restaurants. The three-hour tours begin at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Each tour group can accommodate up to 12 people. Private groups or parties are encouraged and can be booked together if a date is available. For more information, please visit www.hudsonfoodwalk.com or follow Hudson Food Walk on Facebook.

EVER Lavish Missy Germain

EVER Skincare Products are the Real Deal

LAVISH

EVER Skincare

Ever Skincare Products are the Real Deal

“Good-for-you skincare that works with botanically powered ingredients for transformative anti-aging results.” At least that’s what the website says. After seeing a good majority of my friend on Facebook inquiring about how to get a certain product, I needed to know more, so I did my own research about the company and products.

Lavish EVER Skincare

In the middle of March my friend posted about one of the EVER products called LAVISH. Her status showed that the “miracle cream” was out of stock and would be available soon.

“Stretch marks, Eczema, Crepey arms and neck….and now this!! This body butter isn’t just hydrating, it’s repairing….and frankly the results everyone is seeing are amazing!! It’s been available less than a month and is already sold out. I do have a waiting list (as do many others…so it may go fast again). It’s expected to be back in stock just before months’ end. Message me or comment to get on my list! Time to get our bodies ready for summer!”

Lavish EVER Skincare Missy Germain

Unbelievable Results

This photo above went with the Facebook status, and it was very shocking to me. Once I started searching for more information about LAVISH, I saw many more shocking pictures; a saggy wrinkled neck that was now tight, lip lines that had now vanished. Essentially any body part that had wrinkles, rash or redness was now significantly improved because of LAVISH.

Lavish before and after

For me, the most impressive part of the status was that there were over 60 people asking to be put on the waiting list… 60!! It was apparent to me that everyone is fighting age and looking for a more youthful appearance. Another post about the company and products said that there was a 2000 person waiting list for LAVISH. Wow! Sign me up! LAVISH is back in stock and in high demand… everyone is loving it.

Before and After Lavish Feet

LAVISH Will Leave Your Skin Firmer in Appearance

“LAVISH: Ultra rich body butter infuses skin with a proprietary Superfruit Complex including cocoa butter, apple, blackberry, cranberry, pomegranate, sweet cherry and kiwi seed oils delivering a powerful blend of anti-oxidants to reveal velvety smooth, soft, firmer-looking and glowing skin.

DEEPLY MOISTURIZE: With Jojoba and Cocoa Butter, which help visibly restore skin elasticity and hydration, for firmer and plumper-looking skin.

NOURISH: Kiwi and Cranberry cold pressed seed oil contains minerals, vitamins and fatty acids skin just drinks in for ultimate nourishment and firming.

PROTECT: Super antioxidants like Sea buckthorn, Blackberry and Cherry Seed Oil are rich in free radical scavengers such as tocopherols, tocotrienols and lutein for extra protection.”

Personally, I decided to sign up to be a rep so that I could get 25% off all of my future orders. I’m savvy like that. After signing up, I met up with a friend to try all of the products so that I could figure out what I wanted to invest in. Beauty products are expensive and I have a closet full of department store skincare that didn’t do what it had promised.

EVER Skin Quiz Shareable

Are you using the right skincare products? Take the EVER quiz here!

I now have the entire line and while I am truly thrilled with it all, here are a few of my absolute favorites: REVEAL, DAYLIGHT, HYDRALIFT, EVERBRIGHT, REVIVE, LAVISH and OVERNIGHT FACIAL.

Don’t even get me started on the OVERNIGHT FACIAL – I want to bathe in it. It is so wonderful. I wish I would have taken before and after photos. After using the regimen daily I can tell a big difference in my overall appearance. My skin simply feels healthy and mentally that makes me feel great.

If you are interested in trying EVER products or learning more about the company click here.

 

MABOX Black Mask We've Tried It Review

MABOX Deep Cleansing Black Mask Review

MABOX Black Mask We've Tried It

MABOX Deep Cleansing Black Mask Review: The latest craze is using charcoal masks to remove blackheads and cleanse your skin. After watching some YouTube video fails one might wonder why we would want to risk it. I am now wondering why as well.

We did a Facebook Live video of our experience that you can watch and see just how much it hurt taking it off. Missy more so than Shirley, clearly she has leather skin or put moisturizer all over her face before she applied the mask.

We’ve Tried It MABOX Facebook Live Video

The smell was horrible. I couldn’t decide if it smelled like tar or gasoline, I was actually nauseous all night long after taking the mask off. It took around 5 hours for my face to stop burning.

I didn’t break out and my face did actually feel smoother after we were done. We would expect that after feeling like we ripped a layer of skin off of our face. I did notice blackhead in the mask after I removed it. So, yes it worked in that sense and my pores looked clean.

Would I do it again? No. The smell and burn were just too much! What should we try next, leave a comment below.

If you want to give it a try yourself, you can purchase it on Amazon for $12.99.

Weve Tried It Favorite Soup Recipes

We’ve Tried It Favorite Soup Recipes

Favorite Soup Recipes

If you have spent any amount of time on We’ve Tried It then you know we are soup lovers. We have compiled a list with links to our top 6 favorite soup recipes for you, enjoy!

Chicken-Tortilla-Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Cheesy-Hash-Brown-Soup-Recipe

Cheesy Hash Brown and Ham Soup Recipe

Cheeseburger-Soup

Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

Hearty-Split-Pea-and-Ham-Soup

Hearty Split Pea and Ham Soup Recipe

White-Chicken-Chili-Recipe-2

White Chicken Chili Recipe

Turkey-Chili-Recipe

Crock Pot Turkey Chili Recipe

If you try one of our favorite recipes please come back and comment and let us know what you think. Keep warm and have a wonderful weekend!

Follow We’ve Tried It on Facebook and watch for our next product giveaway.

Healthy Eating

8 Simple Ways to Eating Healthy Food on a Budget

To be well, you need a balanced diet that will feed your body with the right amounts of muscles, fat, and other nutrients. You need protein to build muscles, healthy fats to restore your losses, carbohydrates for energy, vitamins and minerals to keep you strong against illnesses, and liquids to keep you hydrated. The bad news is, obtaining ideal nourishment has become pretty challenging because food prices are constantly going up.

You must not feel sad because we have this awesome infographic to the rescue. We will impart with you bright ideas on how to concoct healthy, balanced, and delicious recipes within your budget. We have put together tips and tricks to make you forget what is keeping you from committing to a healthier lifestyle.

Yes, eating healthy on a budget is a possibility. There is no need to struggle with your finances because there are a lot of resources that you may turn to in order to acquire the nourishment your body needs. We have the best money saving tricks to make it easier for you to eat healthy, even with limited financial capacity.

Before you turn your back on a healthy diet, check out our infographic. It will open your eyes to amazing possibilities that will allow you pick healthier food without having to go bankrupt.

Here it is:

8 Simple Ways To Eat Healthy On a Budget