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As I mentioned in my last post, I received a lot of mail and packages in the almost 3 weeks we were away in Aruba.

United States Postal Service box with mail in it

Including many magazines and catalogs.  Here are just a few.

Victoria's Secret, Parents, allure, and professional's source magazineI actually don’t subscribe to any of these.  They seriously just show up.  Not kidding. Parenting magazines are notorious for this.  You get pregnant and you get put on magazine lists, forever.  At least for me that’s how it was.

I know I’ve turned into a photography geek when I’d rather look at my (first) B & H Photo Video catalog with all things camera stuff than VS stuff.

B & H Photo Video catalogBoy, how times have changed.  See, I can actually use the camera stuff.

Camera bags listingsThe VS stuff?  Not so much.

I wear $16.99 Target sports bras and see my answer under U about my underwear if you care.  Not sure why you would care about underwear or why I even answered that question, but I did.

In the mail, I received a couple sample packets of Amazing Grass ORAC Green Superfood Powder in packets.

Amazing Grass ORAC Green Superfood Powder packets

ORAC is the body’s ability to neutralize free radicals and one small packed of this product is a powerhouse of a free radical neutralizer.

Amazing Grass Antioxidant Green Superfood: Antioxidants to the rescue! These superheroes of nutrition help support your body's natural ability to neutralize free radicals. Their power is measured through ORAC. Broccoli has 900 ORAC units per 3.5 oz. serving and for the same amount of carrots, around 210 ORAC units. Just one scoop of ORAC Green Superfood has a whopping 15,000 ORAC units. Using a combination of 5 key blends made from high quality fruits, vegetables and herbs, it is the perfect sidekick to our Green Superfood.So is a plant-based diet and eating the rainbow but sometimes some supplements or powders are like “insurance” if we’re not getting what is optimal via food sources.  I prefer food to supplements overall but it’s fun to try new things.

I’d like to try a packet of this in a Purple Rain Smoothie

Purple Rain Smoothie in glass

Or maybe in a Peach Banana Colada Smoothie

Peach Banana Colada Smoothie in jar

I also received a large container of Tropical Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent with enzymes.

Tropical Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent jarI usually use whatever “pellets” or “gel-packs” are on sale from Target or the grocery store and haven’t used powder in ages in the dishwasher.

After one load of dishes, so far so good.   The Tropical Traditions powdered dish detergent worked beautifully.

I am also a big fan of TT’s Dish Liquid that I reviewed in this post.

The powdered dish detergent I just received is ultra-concentrated, contains no chlorine, phosphates, fillers or fragrances., and is therefore much more environmentally friendly than most mainstream dishwasher detergents.

Powdered dish detergent is non-toxic and environmentally safe with no harmful by-products upon decomposition. Powered dish detergent does NOT contain chlorine phosphates, fillers, or fragrances. Powdered dish detergent rinses away completely leaving no residue on your dishes so you get a clean, safe sparkle.Best of all, it worked. Nothing worse than having to re-run your dishwasher if your detergent doesn’t get the job done!

Speaking of chores, thank for sharing what Chores you can’t stand in my last post, Chores & Goodies.

And for letting me know if there’s any fun goodies you’ve gotten lately!


1. Best thing you’ve eaten or done so far this weekend?

Waking up and knowing I don’t have 5 loads of laundry to do before noon was a nice feeling.

And I’m about to go rock a good workout.  I can feel it.

2. Do you use powder dishwasher detergent or laundry detergent?

I tend to buy almost exclusively “pellets” or “gel packs” for the former, and 100% of the time I use liquid in my washing machine.

I know you can use powdered laundry detergents in front loaders if you dissolve it first in water and even though powder is much cheaper than liquid, that’s one of those cost-saving measures I just don’t take.

That goes true for all cleaning products for me and really, with all products, in general:  They can be organic, free from this, fortified with this or that, but they have to work, as previously discussed.

if the product doesn’t work or doesn’t live up to my expectations and I have to re-do chores for a second time around, I am not a happy camper but so far so good with the TT products.

3. Fave protein powder or supplement powder?

I am not a big protein powder girl, but I’d say my PP of choice is brown rice Chocolate Sun Warrior when I use it.

It’s great in my Overnight Chocolate Brownie Protein Oats with additional Tips Here

Chocolate Brownie Protein Oats in tupperware
Chocolate Brownie Protein Oats in tupperware

And Amazing Grass makes great “flavored” powders like Berry and Orange Dreamsicle, which are different than protein powders, of course, and seem more focused on other nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.

I’m about to go drink a vanilla iced coffee

vanilla iced coffee in a glass

And go outside and enjoy the San Diego pretty weather we’re having today with a run.

palm trees and blue skyHave a great Saturday!

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  2. I love your TMI, Averie! ;)

    And I agree w/you – food over supplements! But, yes, sometimes we can’t eat ideally, so a greens mix works for those days!

    Can’t wait to try your Purple Rain Smoothie! If for nothing else, for the name! Prince’s Purple Rain is my all-time favorite song!

    My favorite protein powder, hands down, is Premier Research Labs’ Lean Body Whey Protein. I found it the cheapest here: https://bit.ly/me7zzD.

  3. We use the little compact dishwasher tabs, but powder laundry detergent.

  4. So good to know about that detergent. I either use gel packs (if on clearance) or powder. I read never to use the liquid detergents so I do stick with the powder, which works. I would really like to try soap nuts – haven’t used those yet.

  5. Mind boggling that magazines just show up when you don’t sign up for them.
    Any TT product that I have tried has been great. Haven’t tried their dish line yet though. Glad to hear it works well.

    We use Seventh Generation Dishwasher powder, and either Soap Nuts or Seventh Generation liquid Laundry Soap for the wash. The Soap Nuts are for our clothes. The 7th Gen is for the bedding and paintball uniforms that we rent out.