Pick & Choose What YOU Want at The  Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale - Up to 92% Off!
Feb 242012

Beeyoutiful is a unique company offering a wide-range of health and beauty products made with all-natural ingredients. Their product line includes many supplements, and their website is very helpful in detailing the various benefits of the supplements. As a member of the Homeschool Crew, I was given the opportunity to review 2 of their products.

BerryWell is an immune system boosting liquid supplement. Its main ingredient is elder berries, which have long been recognized for their immunity boosting properties. I tested this product, along with my husband, and oldest son (13 years old).

I found the taste, though not exactly pleasant, to be ok. It is fruity with a slight vinegar-like taste. My son also liked it ok. My husband found it barely tolerable. I took the product once a day for several days when I was not sick. My son took multiple doses per day of the product after her started feeling cold-like symptoms. My husband took one dose before he started feeling cold symptoms.

To truly evaluate the effectiveness of a product like BerryWell would require large scale epidemiological studies. We obviously could not do this. So I will simply report the what we saw in our use of BerryWell during an outbreak of a cold in our house.

My son who started taking BerryWell after he was feeling sick still had very bad cold symptoms for over 10 days. It is impossible to say if his cold would have been worse if he had not taken BerryWell, but it seems unlikely.

My husband and I both took BerryWell when we were not feeling sick. We were the last 2 in our household of 7 to succumb to this particular cold. We also had the least severe and shortest lasting colds in the family. However, we are the only 2 adults in the family and in general are better about hand-washing, etc. So the best I can say is that BerryWell might have helped reduce our cold symptoms. It did not entirely prevent us from catching a cold in a houseful of sick people.

I also received Beeyoutiful’s new lip B.A.L.M. in peppermint. I tested the lip balm and I really like it. It’s not overly sticky or overly hard. It provided great moisture and protection for my lips. And the best thing about it is that is does not burn. There is another popular brand of lip balms that burns my lips horribly, especially when used on chapped lips.

I confess that when I received lip balm to review, my first thought was “What’s the difference?” But the more I think about it, the more I think it’s important to think about the ingredients that you smear on your lips! Many lip balms are petroleum based. That’s kind of gross to think about putting on your lips!

Both of these products and many more can be purchased from Beeyoutiful’s website.¬†BerryWell sells for $19.00 a bottle and the B.A.L.M. is $3.00 per tube.

Be sure to visit the Homeschool Crew blog to find more reviews of Beeyoutiful’s products. Thank you Beeyoutiful for giving me the opportunity to test your products!

PhotobucketDisclosure: I received these products to review as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated for this review.

By Kristen H.
May 182010

My husband loves to do the Jumble in the daily paper. He is amazingly fast too. Me….not so much. I have noticed that over the years I have gotten better, and I can usually figure out most of the words. I’m just not very fast. Apparently my brain doesn’t work in the same way. Honestly, I’ve not been able to figure out how this skill would be valuable in real life, unless you count being really good at Scrabble as a life skill.

Bible JumbleMy kids, especially my 10 year old daughter, like to do word puzzles. So I jumped at the chance to review the new Bible Jumble for kids published by Tyndale. The book contains classic jumbles, plus a couple of variations on the traditional format. But these jumbles have an extra twist: they’re Biblically themed. For example, Jumble #46 is Soliders Make Fun of Jesus (Matthew 27:27-31) The 5 scrambled words are

  1. YAAW
  2. LENTK
  3. WROCN

There are additional clues in case you get stumped. The clues are given in random order to avoid accidentally seeing them. The clues for this puzzle are

  • Military unit
  • Royal accessory
  • Bent one’s knees
  • Somewhere else
  • Tree limbs

There is a final word to be unscrambled using select letters from the 5 jumbled words. Did you figure them all out?

In addition to the classic puzzles, there are Jumble Crosswords and Jumble Word Searches with a total of 200 puzzles in the book. I am very impressed with this book. The Jumbles are challenging, but not impossible. I love the way the Bible is integrated into this fun puzzle book. It definitely adds a higher purpose to the puzzles than improving your Scrabble game.

This book was provided to me by Tyndale House Publishers for free to review. I was not compensated for this review.

By Kristen H.