Dot Dot Smile Review

Recently I got the honor of reviewing a product that I have to say, is one of the BEST ever! Not only is it a good product, but something that makes sense to sell and share with others! I always tell people, when looking for a job you can do from home, you need to find a product people are going to buy over and over again and clothes for kids is the PERFECT option! Clothes for kids is perfect in my opinion because kids are always growing and keep needing new things! Plus, as parents, I find we prefer buying stuff for our kids more than we do ourselves! So not only a perfect product in that it’s so good, but a perfect option for those looking for a job they can do from home!

Dot Dot Smile Review

Dot Dot Smile Review 

The company is called DotDotSmile and is a company that focuses on kids clothes! They carry things like cap sleeve dresses, tank dresses, ballerina dresses, leggings, shirts, shorts and more! My daughter is 6 and loves dresses, but finding ones that are good quality can be so hard! Not only are these GREAT quality, they are also super cute, long lasting (no shrinking or color fading!) and affordable! That’s a win in my book. But of course, I had to let my 6 year old put them to the test! She loved them because they are longer than most dresses we find for her so she didn’t have to wear leggings with them! She also LOVED the twirly dress, it’s name should describe why haha. She twirled around all day in it! The colors are so bright and come in many different options of dresses and other clothes. It was perfect for a day at school, playing outside and even fancy enough for Church! Mom and daughter both approved on this line of clothing!!

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The dresses were a hit for sure and I highly recommend them! I also decided to do some digging on the business side to see if this would be something ANY Mom could do…and should do. Here is what I found about the company….

 

It was started by a husband and wife with 3 kids in 2013 who wanted to be around for their children more! I personally love that it was started by a family and not a big corporation! Their goal was to encourage their kids to keep dreaming and find their passion and thru this, they are helping other families do the same! That’s a mission I can whole heartedly support!!

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To join you need a sponsor ( I recommend April) and it costs $50 per year for your website and free shipping. Your first order has to be 25 personal volume which is around $425. Not bad since most other clothing companies cost in the THOUSANDS to join! Do keep in mind there are a few extra expenses such as business cards, racks, hangers, and shipping supplies but from what I found on google, you can get all that for pretty cheap (not to mention its all a tax write off!!) You can just sell the clothes to make an income, or chose to sponsor others too!

 

In my personal opinion after researching work from home jobs for the past 6+ years…..this is a good option! The clothes are high quality and something most parents would enjoy buying for their kids since they last! It’s also a unique company! I don’t know any other work from home company that carries such high quality and wonderful prints so the competition is VERY low! It’s also still a new company so you do not have an over saturated market where you would have to compete for sales all the time! And it’s something you could easily get more customers for by doing vendor events, home parties, online parties or just word of mouth! I would highly recommend this company if you are looking for a fun job and enjoy clothes! Here is more about April and why she picked this job! Make sure to get in contact with her for any questions, to shop, or to start this business!

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12987200_10208088543548243_7977836371338327323_n “My why….is pretty simple really! I’m a SAHM mom of 4 boys – yup a boy mom selling twirly dresses! I found DotDotSmile by accident while researching something fun to do for myself while contributing to my family financially. It’s turned into a blessing and a fun adventure for me both personally and professionally! I love being able to help support my family again and I get to buy all the pretty little girls things I will never get a chance to buy! The best part, however, is seeing the smiles and confidence these dresses bring to my little customers! I’ve enjoyed owning my own business, setting my own hours, growing professionally through a new opportunity and supporting my family with DotDotSmile!”

Shop From April HERE

Follow Her Facebook Page HERE

Join Her Private Group HERE

Email April with any questions, she is wonderful to chat with! dotdotsmilewithapril@outlook.com

Dana

Cleaning Products Are Just As Bad As Cigarettes

A few years ago I became very interested in the toxins in our products. My son had asthma and I had an autoimmune disease and the more I researched, the more alarmed I became. What I found out was scary, but the most important thing I learned is there is NOT one making sure our products are safe, it’s up to us! I learned that the UK regulates the toxins in there products and has banned over 1400 ingredients…..the US has banned less than 100. The ingredients banned in the UK are because they are linked to cancer, hormone disruption, asthma, allergies, eczema, and many other conditions. In fact, the UK is much healthier than we are because of these precautions! Another fun thing I learned was that Johnson and Johnson has a non toxic line for the UK, and a toxic one they send to the US. How bad is that?!?! Our babies are using those products!! Recently I learned that Cleaning Products Are Just As Bad As Cigarettes!!!

Cleaning Products Are Just As Bad As Cigarettes

 

Cleaning Products Are Just As Bad As Cigarettes

For a few years now I’ve been on a non toxic kick and I won’t even tell you how many people have laughed at me. But I learned not to care! Some parents have the mindset that “everything will hurt oh so oh well” (yes someone actually said that to me) but me personally, I think when we know better, we need to do better! I don’t beat myself up for using toxic products in the past cause I didn’t know better! But now that I do, why would I put something on my child that has been PROVEN to hurt them?!?! One reason I love sharing about non toxic products is because so many people don’t know! By sharing, we are helping more people get educated and better protect their families! I’ve seen myself how well it works to switch. My son missed over 30 days of school one year as he had so many issues with his asthma. After going non toxic, he missed 2!! (I will say we also used the best kids vitamin on the market plus a REALLY good probiotic). It also reduced my headaches big time!!Cleaning Products Are Just As Bad As Cigarettes

 

But don’t just take my word for it……

 

A few weeks ago a friend sent me a news article talking about how it had been proven that if you use cleaning products in your home for 20 years, that does the same damage to your lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes a day! YIKES!!! This was proven thru a scientific study, no he said/she said word of mouth but legitimate facts and proof! And the best part is news stations all over the country are now sharing it trying to get the word out! This is especially important for anyone who owns a cleaning company, has asthma, is around a lot of cleaning (daycare owners), stay at home mom’s, etc. Here is some more information on the study so you can learn about it yourself and educate your loved ones!Brunch Bowls iPhone Layout (3)

Cleaning And Lung Function

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Cleaning Products As Bad For Lungs As Cigarettes 

Impact Of Cleaning Products On Your Lungs

 

Now that the proof is there showing toxins in our cleaning products are bad for us, it’s time to start learning about safer options! And of course sharing this with everyone you know so they too can go non toxic. Trying something new can be hard at first, but trust me, going non toxic is easy and where I shop, I actually save money each month! Feel free to contact me to learn how to go non toxic and save money. Here are a few stores I recommend that carry good non toxic lines! (Tip, look at where the products are made and stored! You want an item that is FRESH! Products that are made overseas are going to be around 12 months-24 months old before they get in your house. If they are made here in the USA, they will be much fresher and have less toxins in them!)

Trader Joes

Sprouts

Whole Foods

Cleaning Products Are Just As Bad As Cigarettes

Dana

Toilet Fizzies

Since I began using essential oils a few years ago, I am always looking for fun things to make to help my house stay cleaner! Not long ago I stumbled across Toilet Fizzies as a way of keeping your toilet smelling fresh and clean in between cleanings. But most the recipes I found used like 10 ingredients and I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of less is more. I tried a few different ones and finally found this one! I made a few tweaks to it, but what I like the most is it is easy to make, doesn’t take much time, and kills germs with the Tea Tree Oil while smelling great thanks to the Grapefruit and Lemon!

Toilet Fizzies

Ingredients:

1 1/3 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Citric Acid
30 Drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
20 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
20 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
Food Dye (optional)

Toilet Fizzies

Directions:

Mix the dry ingredients first. I personally mixed everything in a gallon sized zip lock bag.  Slowly add in the essential oils a few drops at a time. If you pour them all in at once, it will fizz a lot and you will have a hard time getting it to stick together. If the mixture is too dry after adding all the oils, you can put a tad bit of water in. Once you are done mixing, put the mixture into silicone molds. You can let them sit out and dry for 24 hours, or bake in the oven on low heat 200, for about 1-2 hours. Pop them out once they are firm and store in a bag or a Mason Jar is my favorite! Drop them in the toilet for a fresh smell in between cleanings!

Toilet Fizzies

Dana

The BIG List Of Jobs

After a lot of requests, discussion, and partnership…..we are excited to announce we are putting together a BIG list of work from home jobs! This will be similar to our Seasonal Shopping Catalogs that we do, BUT it’s only jobs, not products for sale! We have also partnered with companies that are NOT direct sales so this catalog of work from home jobs will be VERY diverse and literally have something for everyone!

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The BIG List Of Work From Home Jobs

How it will work is you can choose just to list your company name, website, and email address or you can share in a full page ad all about you, your job, and how it has changed your life! (We are asking only people to participate who plan to stay with your company for YEARS, and not those who company jump. This catalog will hopefully have every work from home job out there listed in it so going back and removing/adding people would be a lot of work and extra expense on our part.)

The goal will be to have ONE giant catalog of all different types of jobs and send it out in our newsletters, on our partnered blogs and websites, on our fan page, group, and multiple other sites! Our own fans total close to 200,000 these days so it will be GREAT exposure! And we add a few new HUNDRED fans every week!

 

Here are some examples of what the catalog pages will look like based on which job listing size ad you want:

 

Full Page Ad:

Includes Pictures (1-3), Biography about your and your job, and contact information!

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Half Page Ad:

Includes one small picture, a sentence or two of text, and your contact info!

Text Only Ad:

Includes your company name, one sentence, and your contact info!

 

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Spots TAKEN:

Currently all spots are OPEN! We will only allow ONE rep per company!

 

Grab your spot now, or email workfromhomemommas@gmail.com with any questions!

 


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Dana

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Loving desserts is always something I am very honest about. I will give up dinner for a good dessert. It’s literally my favorite meal of the day! When I became a personal trainer, I taught people how to have a healthy dessert in moderation so they never had to give up their favorite food! Because let’s be honest, life is too short not to have dessert every day!

 

Of course with my luck, when I got an autoimmune disease, dessert was one of the first things that got taken away. (and wine too but we won’t start on that subject right now) At first I just made due and was miserable watching everyone else eat dessert. Until I started looking into paleo (no dairy, no grains, no preservatives) and found you can make a lot of great desserts, just healthier! Needless to say I am a happy camper again since I can have dessert! So far I have only found a few I like that are easy to make, but I won’t complain and will keep hunting! Here is my favorite, Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies! (This is NOT my personal recipe but one I got out of a paleo group and tweaked to make it work for me!)

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Coconut Flour

2 Cups Almond Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt

2 Teaspoons Baking Soda

3/4 Cup Almond Butter

3/4 Cup Coconut Oil (Soft but NOT melted)

1 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar

2 Eggs

3 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips (gluten free and dairy free)

Directions:

Preheat over to 350. Combine the coconut oil, almond butter, egg, and vanilla extract. I use a hand beater on medium to combine these and it does take a few minutes to get the chunks out of the oil. Next, slowly add in the dry ingredients. The mixture should be pretty thick. If it’s to thick, I added a dash of coconut milk. Once it is combined, stir in the chocolate chips.  Next, scoop some up with a spoon and make it into a ball. Put it on a baking sheet and press down so it’s flat (I use cooking spray or aluminium foil on my baking sheet for less mess and sticking). Fill your baking sheet and then place in the oven for about 15-18 minutes. I like my cookies crunchy so I do it longer. They do bake after coming out too, so keep that in mind! I store mine in a bag, but also put some in the freezer! Just pop them in the microwave for a few minutes and you have a nice tasty snack!

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

 

Dana