Door to Door Organics Review and Giveaway! (Three Winners)

Thanks to Door to Door Organics for partnering with me on this review and giveaway.

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These days, I could definitely be classified as a homebody.

I like being at home and not leaving the house unless I have to or unless we have some fun family adventure planned, which doesn’t happen too often. I’ve really always been the type of person who enjoys just being at home, but now much more so because of everything that’s happened with David and the desire to protect him as his immune system continues to recover since his transplant.

So, since it takes a crowbar to pry me away from home these days in light of this, I was very excited when the opportunity came up for our family to try a food delivery service called Door to Door Organics.

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It’s a service that allows you to have organic fruits and vegetables delivered right to your front door. For us, our “front door” is technically my in-laws’ front door because our house is just out of range of the delivery area.

With our last move, we traded closeness to shopping centers for a backyard and a single-family detached home to accommodate our family of seven. That means we had to move a little “further out” to find a home within our budget.

But anyway, my husband simply stops and picks up the box (or boxes) on his way home from work or while out running errands.

Click here and enter your zip code to find out if Door to Door Organics delivers to your area. If they don’t, see if they deliver to a friend or family member, and perhaps you can arrange to pick up your box of healthy goodness from their home.

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More Than Just Fruits and Vegetables

Not only does Door to Door Organics deliver high-quality, organic fruits and vegetables, but they also offer lots of other grocery options that can be dropped off along with your produce. When I placed my very first order, I took my time and shopped around (online) for other items my family either uses regularly or would enjoy trying.

I was pleasantly surprised at the huge selection of other grocery items that we could choose from. There’s even a sale section!

Ruben and I both added several items to the online shopping cart, and among them were almond milk, which we use all the time, and organic salted caramel coffee syrup, which I thought I’d try. ;)

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What My Kids Think

To tell you the truth, my three younger kids don’t understand why daddy brings home a box full of fruits and vegetables every week, but they do know that it’s full of good stuff. And they’re super excited to eat what’s inside! They love the apples, oranges, grapes, and bananas.

My two older kids have enjoyed more of the vegetables, and Breanna, my 12-year-old daughter, liked the pomegranates in our last two boxes.

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Would you like to try Door to Door Organics? When you go through my referral link (or any of the Door to Door Organics links in this post), first time customers get $10 off their order.

What I Think

Overall, after using the service for three straight weeks, I can say that I love it! And I’ve been very impressed with the quality of the produce. Very impressed!

And Now… an Opportunity to Win a $50 Gift Certificate!

Now that you know about Door to Door Organics and how wonderful and convenient it is, how about the chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate?! :)

That’s right! THREE of my fabulous readers will win a $50 Gift Certificate to use on fresh fruits and vegetables delivered by Door to Door Organics!

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How to Enter the Giveaway

Simply enter this giveaway using the Rafflecopter below. I’ve included options for extra entries, too!

This giveaway will run from now until November 7th, 2014 at 12:00am. The giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only, ages 18 years old and above. The winners will be randomly chosen. I will promptly send the winners an email notifying them that they’ve won, and the winners must respond within 48hrs. of the giveaway’s end. Otherwise, I will have to draw a new winner(s).

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P.S. Stay tuned for my next post where I’ll be sharing a delightful and sweet pumpkin pie recipe.

Connect with Door to Door Organics: You can get social with DTD Organics on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

How to Make a Brown Sugar Body Scrub (Video and Recipe)

This is a fabulous Brown Sugar Body Scrub recipe! It leaves your skin feel soft and smooth. #bodyscrub #diy #brownsugarbodyscrub #howto

Today, I’m going to share my favorite recipe for brown sugar body scrub.

It’s actually a recipe that I shared in my ebook a while back, but since my ebook has been around for quite some time now, I thought I’d share it here and include a video to show you just how easy it is to make.

And it is easy. And worth the small amount of effort it takes to whip up — very, very worth it. :)

Here’s the video tutorial on How to Make Brown Sugar Body Scrub:

Here’s the Printable Recipe:

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups brown sugar
  • ¼ cup raw turbinado cane sugar
  • 7 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Mix the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Then transfer the body scrub to a jar or container with a lid for storage.
http://thesensiblemom.com/2014/10/make-brown-sugar-body-scrub/

Benefits of Using Sugar Scrubs

I’ve used both my own DIY sugar scrubs as well as organic scrubs purchased (on clearance) from the store. I like both. But there are some benefits to making your own.

For one thing, it’s cheaper to do-it-yourself. Another plus is that you know exactly what’s in the scrub you create. And finally, the possibilities for the different types of scrubs you can come up with are seemingly endless.

All of these benefits are in addition to the benefits you get after you apply the sugar scrub to your skin. Scrubs are awesome for exfoliating your skin and making it feel clean, soft, and smooth. Tough skin? It’s no match for a sugar scrub!

What’s Coming Up Next

In my next video, I’m going to show you how to make another one of my favorite homemade health and beauty recipes. This time it’ll be for hair conditioner. Stay tuned for that. :)

Do you make your own sugar scrubs? What are some of your favorite DIY recipes?

10 Goals for the Week

10 Goals to Tackle This Week

While I did a great job of getting up early most days last week, several other goals had to be set aside because I was sick with what I think was the flu.

And while I’m still not 100% well, I feel TONS better and look forward to getting more done this week!

Here’s what I accomplished last week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Try a science experiment with the kids — Because I was sick, I decided to put this on hold.

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 3x

4. Walk a total of 75 minutes on the treadmill

5. Read 20 pages of The Hobbit (affiliate link) by J.R.R. Tolkein — I ended up finishing this book! I can’t wait to watch the extended version of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It’s available on DVD on November 4th. In case you’re wondering, The Hobbit book is very different from the movie. The main points in the story are the same, but there are definitely lots of differences. Nevertheless — I love them both. :)

6. Get up by 7:00am every morning — I did well in getting up early, but I missed waking up by 7:00am on Sunday.

Home Management Goals:

7. Find three things to sell on ebay

8. Help Breanna de-clutter the area around her desk

Business Goals:

9. Edit and post DIY video — I edited and uploaded the video to YouTube, but I’ve yet to post it here on the blog.

10. Write and post a review and giveaway of Door to Door Organics – I finished taking pictures for this post, but that was about as far as I got.

Here are my goals for this week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Try a science experiment with the kids

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 3x

4. Walk a total of 75 minutes on the treadmill

5. Read 20 pages of The Most Important Place on Earth (affiliate link) by Robert Wolgemuth

6. Get up by 7:00am every morning

Home Management Goals:

7. Juice the fruits and veggies in the refrigerator

8. Go through and organize the things on my desk that need attention

Business Goals:

9. Post DIY video

10. Write and post a review and giveaway of Door to Door Organics

What are your goals for this week?

Juicer Recipe: Carrot, Celery, and Apple Juice

Juicer Recipe: Carrot, Celery, and Apple Juice #JuiceRecipe #JuicerRecipe #juice #carrot

A few years ago, I watched the film Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.

Have you seen it? If you haven’t, I highly recommend it. In fact, you can watch it for free right here. Just a little warning, though, you may find yourself hopping online to shop for a juicer after the movie is over. ;)

As for me, after watching the documentary and learning about the amazing health benefits associated with juicing, I knew we needed to give it a try. Ruben and I had already started making changes to our family’s diet, and juicing sounded like another great way to improve our overall health.

Plus, juicing helps you lose weight.

Juicer Recipes

Now after we researched juicers and chose the one we thought would be right for us, the next thing to do after it was delivered was to search out juice recipes to try. I found several that I printed out and had on hand during my very first juicing experience.

You know… because I was terrified of throwing ingredients into the juicer and ending up with a crazy-weird-gross concoction that nobody would drink except for me.

Thankfully, I quickly learned that it’s hard to mess up juice, and it’s actually very easy to come up with simple recipes that you can remember as you go.

Today, I’m sharing one such recipe.

It’s for a deliciously healthy carrot, celery, and apple juice.

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All you need to make this juice is six carrots, two stalks of celery, and two apples. If you want to give it a little punch in flavor, you could add one-fourth of a lemon or even a small piece of ginger.

I’m personally not a fan of ginger in my juice, but lemon, I love.

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Here’s the simple recipe:

Carrot, Celery, and Apple Juice

Ingredients

  • 6 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 apples

Instructions

  1. Wash and trim produce. (I like to peel the carrots. My husband likes to leave the skin on. Either way is fine.)
  2. Turn on juicer and add ingredients one by one. Transfer juice to a glass and enjoy!
http://thesensiblemom.com/2014/10/juicer-recipes-carrot-celery-apple-juice/

Kid-Friendly Juice

Now, my two-year-old daughter, Elisabeth, loves this juice! She actually drinks just about anything that comes out of the juicer, and that makes me a very happy mama.

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While she normally drinks her juice straight from a mug or mason jar, sometimes we get a little fancy and use our special tea cups.

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Her expression says it all. :)

Juicer Recipe: Carrot, Celery, and Apple Juice #JuiceRecipe #JuicerRecipe #juice #carrot

Now, if I could only get my other four kids to adore carrot juice as much as she does!

They prefer juicer lemonade. ;)

What are some of your favorite juice/drink recipes?

Where to purchase a juicer: If you don’t currently own a juicer, I recommend checking out the juicers and reading the reviews on the Williams-Sonoma website. You can compare the different juicers on their site here. And, of course, there’s also Amazon. 

With so many great fall fruits and vegetables around, it’s the perfect time to start juicing!

Affiliate links are shared in this post.