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Americas Best Contacts and Eyeglasses

America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses Review

Americas Best Contacts and Eyeglasses

I have been wearing the same pair of glasses for so long that I can’t remember the last time I went in for a exam. After seeing America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses‘ ad for 2 pair of complete glasses for $69.00 plus tax, I had to find out if this was too good to be true.

An eye exam fee of $45.00 was paid upon arrived.  After the exam I picked out two sets of frames and paid an additional $24 plus tax as part of the ordering process.  The turn around time is 6-10 days.

We posted the above photo on our Facebook page and asked our readers to help me pick out frames. I ended up picking #3 and #5 – I am thrilled with them both.

My plan is to go back soon and get a few more–for that price you can’t go wrong. You can spend more money if you choose to get glass lenses or coating, but I went with the bare-bones plastic lenses. They seem perfect.

I went to the Woodbury, MN location of ‘America’s Best’ and couldn’t be more please with the service. The employees were very friendly and my order arrived in the promised time frame.

Diane, the Woodbury office manager, has offered a 10% discount, at her location only, to our readers until December 21st, 2014.  All you have to do is mention ‘Weve Tried It.’

Here are some of the other great deals that they are currently offering:

Americas Best

Golds-Gym-exercise

Gold’s Gym Folding Upper And Lower Body Cycle Review

Golds Gym exercise

Gold’s Gym Folding Upper And Lower Body Cycle Review:  I am always looking to add some low impact training to my scheduled, so I decided to purchase the Gold’s Gym Upper and Lower Body Cycle and give it a try.

I paid $27.95 at my local Walmart store and while doing a some research for this review I found it was only $19.01 online at Walmart.com. Note to self, always check online for better deals first.

Product Description: Improve your strength, coordination and circulation with the Golds Gym Upper and Lower Body Cycle. It offers a simple, low-impact cardio workout while an electronic meter tracks your total workout time. This Gym exercise cycle provides upper and lower body workout that are designed to strengthen your legs and tone your arms, shoulders, and back without leaving your chair. It comes in a compact, portable design with pedal straps that give a firm grip to your feet. This cardio workout cycle has a durable steel frame and folds conveniently for storage and transportation. It is easy to assemble requiring no tools. Furthermore, it features a quiet operation and has non-slip feet that hold firmly in place while you exercise. The Golds Gym Upper and Lower Body Cycle runs on battery that come included.

Putting the cycle together was very simple. Unfold, put in the locking knob and the T knob in for resistance. Done, it is ready to use.

I used the cycle for about 45 minutes, starting at the least resistance and moving to the highest resistance that I could get it to do. Even at the highest resistance it is probably comparable to the lowest level on an exercise bike. It would have been nice if there was some sort of marking to know what resistance level you were actually at.

The motion of the pedals is not completely smooth, but is easy to keep in motion. I did not have any problems with the unit sliding while in use.

There is a warning label on the unit indicates that the surface may get hot. They are correct, the unit did get quite warm.

For the price I think this product performs quite well. I will probably use it as a fill in exercise, as it is easy to set it up and pedal away while I am watching my favorite show. I am also going to suggest this for my mother who is in need of an exercise that she can do while sitting down.

Do you have any suggestions on great low impact and compact exercise equipment? Comment below and we will check it out.

Homemade toothpaste

How to Make Toothpaste Using Coconut Oil

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe Weve Tried It

How to Make Toothpaste using Coconut Oil: Our plan has always been to try and make each and every beauty product that we use daily.  In the wake of recent headlines accusing Colgate Toothpaste of using cancer causing ingredient triclosan, we thought this may be the perfect time for some homemade toothpaste.

DIY health and beauty products have many benefits; budget friendly and free of most harmful chemicals.  The toothpaste recipe we found on Family Sponge was very simple and took less than 5 minutes to make.

Ingredients:
6 tbsp coconut oil
6 tbsp baking soda
25 drops essential oil (whatever you prefer— I used Peppermint)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly in a bowl. Pour into a mason jar and seal it up until ready to use.

Using a popsicle stick to get it out of the jar and onto your toothbrush works well. Do not dip your brush directly into the jar, you will be spreading the germs from your brush into the unused toothpaste.

The recipe we found online called for 1 tsp stevia (or more if you like it sweeter.) Since we did not have any on hand, we made ours without. The baking soda taste comes through pretty strong without the stevia, so next time we are at the store we will pick some up and add it in.

My teeth definitely feel clean after brushing with homemade recipe.

Do you make your own toothpaste? Comment below and tells us what you do different.

Diffuser

Ultransmit Aroma Dot Ultrasonic Diffuser Review

Ultransmit Aroma Dot Ultrasonic Diffuser Review. It is always great when you get a gift as fabulous as this one!

Ultransmit Aroma Dot

It wasn’t even in my home for 15 minutes and I already had it set up and ready to go. Pretty simple just fill the pot with water, put in 3-4 drops of your favorite oil, plug it in and it’s good to go.

My home has many different reasons for wanting this diffuser: sleepless nights, headaches, stress and the list goes on. Last night we used lavender oil for bedtime and I am not sure if it’s because of the lavender oil, but I got a great nights sleep!

Product details: Ultransmit Aroma Dot is an ultrasonic diffuser / humidifier / purifier that break up the mixture of water and essential oil into millions of micro-particles, a cold mist of air diffusers activated ingredients of the blended essential oil, which can be easily absorbed by the body and freshen the room for longer.

Diffuser is for essential oil, and depending on the type of essential oil you drop into the machines, it gives you different benefits. We called this aromatherapy. (see below)

Humidifier is for adding humidity into air, and it can help control allergies and asthma.

Hi-Tech ultrasonic purifier,  uses ultrasonic tech to break up the mixture of water and essential oil into millions of micro-particles, it also produces negative ions that have been shown in clinical studies to improve mood, while helping to purify the air.

How do you know what oils to use? It depends on what kind of results you are looking for. Here is a list for you:

Air Purify — Lemongrass , Lime , Clove Bud , Cinnamon Leaf

Allergies — Peppermint, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree , Eucalyptus

Anti-Bacterial — Lime, Tuberose , Palmarosa , Lemongrass

Anti-Depressant — Palmarosa ,Lavender , Grapefruit, Rose

Headache Killer — Peppermint , Clary Sage , Grapefruit ,Ginger

Immune System Booster — Grapefruit , Tea Tree , Tangerine , Eucalyptus

Prevent Cold and Flu — Eucalyptus , Lemon , Ginger , Spearmint

Relaxing — Tuberose, Rose, Sweet Orange, Cedar wood

Sleep Well — Lavender , Jasmine, Cedar wood, Vanilla

Stress Release — Sweet Orange, Vanilla , Lemon , Rosemary

Ultrasonic aromatherapy lasts for up to 3-4 Hours – the machine automatically shuts off when the water runs out. You can purchase the Ultransmit Aroma Dot here.

What are your favorite oils? Tell us in the comments below, we would love to learn more about the benefits of different oils.

sweat block

SweatBlock Product Review

sweat block

We were thrilled to hear about a product from our friend Angie that says it can stop excessive sweating for up to 7 days. We tested SweatBlock out in the harshest of conditions (my glistening)!

SweatBlock is a liquid antiperspirant soaked soft towelette. You use it once a week by dabbing the little towelette onto your underarm area. Let it air dry for 5 minutes, go to sleep and viola! No perspiring for the next seven days!

There are hundreds of options on the market to aid in the issue but most of these products do little for those who sweat profusely. I know many women who live in jackets and blazers, and who never wear any shirt color but black due to their fear of excessive perspiration.

We can attest that this product is amazing and we are 100% satisfied. My underarms were dry no matter what the weather and the day threw at me. SweatBlock even worked through my glistening episodes (HOT flashes) as well as my training sessions. The product is effective but still gentle on my skin – no itching or rashes on my (now extra dry) underarms.

You can order SweatBlock here. We have been told that you can pick this up at your local big box stores as well.

Do you have a great product you would like us to try? Contact us and let us know.

Running

Sole F80 Treadmill Review

Let’s talk fitness! I purchased my Sole F80 treadmill over the winter so I could continue my training without having to leave the house to get to a gym.

Sole F80 Treadmill

After doing a lot of research online as well as testing out quite a few treadmill models I felt the Sole F80 was the best choice for me. I loved all the different training modes it had and the running deck has a great cushioning system.

Sole F80 Treadmill Front

The preset workouts are a great change of pace for me when I get bored with my regular workouts.

The only real downfall for me was the built-in fans. They are a little high up for those of us that are vertically challenged, so I just taped my small fan to the base and use that.

I am impressed with how quiet the machine runs.  This is a bonus for me as I tend to run early in the morning and I don’t have to worry about waking my family up.

The Sole F80 easily folds up and comes down with a pneumatic assisted unfold mechanism. The warranty on this is great, the motor, deck, and frame are all covered for life; electronics get 5 years; and labor gets two years.

Let us know what you train on and what makes it so fabulous in the comments below.

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Lindy Springs

Lindysprings Systems Pure Water for Your Home Review

We were thrilled to sit down with Craig (Jehtro) Lund the owner of Lindysprings Systems out of Hudson, WI to learn about our water and what we can do to make sure it is safe and healthy.

Lindysprings Systems understands the water challenges in this area and took the time to learn about my family’s particular water treatment needs. Craig recommend the most efficient, effective and economical water treatment solution custom fit for my home. So every time we turn on your tap, you know we are getting the best water.

You can feel the concern, care and knowledge as Craig speaks. This locally owned and operated business understands the importance of honesty and integrity in all of their business dealings.

They focus exclusively on everything having to do with water softeners and other water treatment products. They don’t get sidetracked with water heaters and other plumbing related products and services. Because of our dedication to their core expertise you will find that they are head and shoulders above any of their competitors.

Lindysprings Systems offers a full line of water softeners, whole house filters and reverse osmosis drinking water systems, so you can be confident we have a solution that’s right for you and your budget. And you can count on them being here for you now and in the future.

My family went with the LRR Series II Water Softener System and the SQC Series Reverse Osmosis System.

You can find Lindysprings Systems website here and be sure to like their Facebook page.

Update: Our Lindyspring System is installed and we are in love! Here is a note that I sent to Craig about how pleased we are:

Seriously, this has been one of the best investment we have made in a long time! After having Lindyspring Systems come to our home and and test our water, we immediately set up an installation date. With chlorine levels through the roof that alone made the decision easy.

Craig and Adam spent the time to educate us on water and our health. I can’t recommend this company enough.

In just a weeks time I have already noticed that our water no longer smells like chlorine, with the reverse osmosis system the water tastes amazing, we use 1/4 of the shampoo we were once using, soft skin and ice cubes are clear! One of the biggest benefits is that I no longer have a stomachache from drinking water.

If you have been thinking about getting a Lindyspring Systems in your home – Do It Today, you won’t be sorry!

Lindyspring Systems

Give Lindysprings a call today! 715-531-1067

Isagenix-Photo

Isagenix Wellness Products Review

I am currently training to run my first New York City Marathon next fall.  I have a regular routine on my running days and Isagenix is a big part  of that routine.

Every run includes the following:

Isagenix Photo

An E+ shot before I run, a natural way to kick start a work out with caffeine derived from green tea and yerba mate’.

A bottle of water filled with all natural Want More Energy  post run to replenish electrolytes lost during the work out.

An IsaLean Pro shake post run to refill my system and help with muscle recovery!

I have done a few runs without my Isagenix routine and I did not feel the energy during my run and my  post run recovery was sluggish. I have tried various other products and Isagenix is what works for me.

If you would like to learn more about Isagenix products you can go to www.healthy-happy.isagenix.com.