Monday, July 18, 2011

Polluting Democracy | Greenpeace USA

Polluting Democracy | Greenpeace USA

For those of you interested in knowing whether your political representatives are for cleaner energy or not, Greenpeace created a report listing the members of congress who support pollution.

~Curious Mommy as always

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Prefense Review and Giveaway-ends 7/29

Prefense Review and Giveaway-ends 7/29

We all know as parents how important it is to keep our hands clean and our children's hands clean from those pesty germs that seem to get passed around so easily among our children.  Since we aren't capable of washing our hands after every time we touch a grocery cart or a door handle, it can get quite difficult protecting ourselves.  I don't know about your family but mine has hand sanitizer with us at all times.  And I must say that it's done a great job keeping my family healthy.  But have you ever noticed how all hand sanitizers are made with alcohol, leaving your hands dreadfully dry?  Luckily, Prefense has the solution.  Prefense is a water based hand sanitizer that's not only alcohol free but also leaves your hands feeling soft and protected.

Prefense is:
  • alcohol free
  • toxin/poison free
  • safe for kids to use
  • easy to apply
Prefense contains:
None of the above ingredients are shown to rate high for toxicity based on the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database (which by the way is a fantastic source if you are ever wondering how safe a product is).  

Prefense is a really great product that keeps your family protected from dangerous germs, especially during the cold and flu season, without the use of alcohol based products over and over again.  Prefense doesn't have to be used as often as other hand sanitizers.  Just one application can protect your hands through 10 hand washings!  Isn't that incredible?  And how are you wondering that's possible?  It's the water and silica based formula that adheres to your skin, forming a strong barrier between you and germs.  There's no other product on the market like it!

Prefense not only offers a foaming hand sanitizer, they also carry hand wipes.
Buy it:
You can purchase Prefense products directly on their web site here or on amazon here.  One 1.5 oz. bottle of the foaming hand sanitizer is $6.99.

Win it:  
Prefense is giving away one 8 oz. bottle of their hand sanitizer, good for up to 2 years or 640 applications to one lucky winner on The Curious Case of Mommyhood!  Open to US residents only.

To enter:
***Also, remember to leave your email address with your comments so you can be reached*** 
Tell me how you keep your hands clean and protected from the spread of germs.  This is MANDATORY to enter the giveaway.

You also have the opportunity for additional entries (one each) if you do any of the following:
  • follow The Curious Case of Mommyhood on Google Follower
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  • tell me something interesting you learned about Prefense
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  • repost this giveaway on your facebook page and post the link with your entry
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Again, please be sure to leave your email address with each entry.
You have until July 29th at midnight to enter.

I want to thank Prefense for the opportunity to do this review.  I really enjoy this product because it helps me keep my family healthy and safe....something we can all appreciate!

Good luck to you all,

Mommy Bridget 

Prefense was provided to me by Prefense for review.  All opinions on the products are purely my own.  I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using created by Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Delicious Basil Pesto

Now that my garden is beginning to produce, I have been trying my hardest to make use of everything it grows for us.  Although our tomatoes and zucchini still have yet to grow, we already have strawberries and plenty of herbs.  My basil has been growing well and so I realized I wanted to make the most out of it before the tomatoes get here and we are able to make our summer favorite: caprese salad.

I've never made my own basil pesto before but thought it would be a great to make and freeze to use in the fall.  I looked around and found that most recipes were really all the same so, in my own words, this is the recipe I followed:
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
Mix the above two ingredients well.  Then add a little extra-virgin olive oil and blend more.  Then, add:
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Mix well.  Then, add:
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Mix well, then add 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano cheese and again, mix well.

If you plan to freeze this like I did, I first chilled it in the refrigerator for a few hours.  Then I transferred it to an air tight container and topped it with a little more olive oil before freezing it.

Voila!  Enjoy this mixed in a bed of flat pasta noodles.  My house smelled like fresh basil for hours after whipping this up. I can't wait to eat it and enjoy the herb of my labor!

~Mommy Bridget