Hit or Hype : Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day

I was selected to receive these products for review, so I was excited to try products that were paraben-free,  had plant-based ingredients and weren’t tested on animals.


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photo courtesy of KReative_Works

The Basil scent was “intense” in the hand lotion and I wasn’t sure if I’d use it at all. The hand soap was assigned kitchen duty since I’m often washing my hands for meal prep; the lotion lives on my desk to keep my hands soft during these cold NE winters. I find my hands are excessively dry and the moisture lasts a while without having to constantly reapply.

I really love how well the hand soap cleanses without stripping the natural oils in my skin and the lotion adds moisture without leaving a greasy, tacky feel.  The hand soap retails for $3.99 and the lotion for $4.99 per the Mrs. Meyer’s website.  You can also purchase the Hand Care Basic set for $7.99 which saves you a couple of dollars of buying them individually.  There are also foaming hand soaps which is my favorite method of hand soap because it dispenses an exact amount which reduces waste.  I have spotted them in our Whole Foods and am looking forward to trying some of the other home care products.

. . . until next time

Tech Challenged

In this fast-paced culture of tweets and 20-second sound bites, conversations are now reduced to 170 characters or emoticons to convey our thoughts/feelings.

As  “Gen X-ers”  we are challenged to keep up with this ever changing mode of tech talk.

A Facebook friend shared this graphic that I found absolutely hilarious.


lol until next time . . .


Whole Foods Grand Opening

I have been awaiting this day since its announcement last year. Newark welcomed Whole Foods with a grand opening last week and it is a welcome change ! We are all striving to eat better and having organic food is such a breath of fresh area for this urban city’s reboot.

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renovated building 2017

Stepping into the renovated Hahne & Company (formerly a major department store) has been given an upscale makeover following 25 years of being abandoned.  This view from the concourse is absolutely breathtaking !

photo courtesy of KReative_Works

The building includes retail spaces and boutique apartments. Change for the better has begun.     Stay tuned for updates. . .