Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer

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Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer

Toss one of these in your ultimate Summer getaway bag, too. Fig is a great everyday shade for me. These slim lip balms after moisture and comfort along with a little invigorating tingle that comes from the addition of Peppermint Oil.

Evian Water Spray 1.7 oz. Singles

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Evian Water Spray 1.7 oz. Singles

Evian Water Spray 1.7 oz. Singles

I’ve been using these Evian Water misters for decades. They last a long time and are a perfect way to stay cool and fresh when traveling. I started using these when I bought my first convertible and found dry, warm weather was easier to deal with when I spritzed myself with Evian’s cooling mist. Great anywhere that’s climate controlled, Grandma’s over heated house during the Holidays, overly chilled restaurants and hotel lobbies, stuffy conference rooms, airplanes, trains, buses, and more. When temperatures soar, I stow one in the fridge for a cool blast. Here’s what I had to say in a recent Road Trip Tips video!

2 Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Chairs

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2 Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Chairs

2 Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Chairs

Perfect for lugging out to the beach to keep your fanny out of the sand while you watch the kids or dogs play in the surf!

Intex 18ft X 48in Easy Set Pool

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Intex 18ft X 48in Easy Set Pool

Intex 18ft X 48in Easy Set Pool

We have had several different above ground pools as our needs have changed over the years. We started with an inflatable kiddie pool and graduated to larger and larger models. We used this pool with a salt water system, which we loved. Typically, once you take the pool down (around Halloween, here in So Cal), you’ll have a patch of dead grass and the pool will end up in the trash. We tried to reuse or rehome the pools as we went. Thanks to my husband’s meticulous maintenance, we we’re able to get up to 3 years of use from one pool. The models with the poles and external supports take a lot more work to set up. If your pool site is not COMPLETELY level, you will not be happy! Take whatever time you need to get this right so you can relax and enjoy the pool. Once the ground is level, this pool is the easiest to set up – no question. It’s large enough for adults to enjoy, too!

The World According to Garp By John Irving

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The World According to Garp
By John Irving

The World According to Garp By John Irving

Product Description

20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, with a new Afterword from the author!

Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer Kit

EncinoMom’s Product Review:

Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer Kit

Lens Box Full Size

Turtle Wax Kit Contents

Here’s everything that comes in the kit. The blue painter’s tape is not included. But you’ll need the tape to mask around the headlights before the restoration process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My car is a 2001 Ford Escort.  It’s been a real trooper for me, but after owning it for more than 10 years, I had to finally admit that the headlight lens situation was Not Acceptable, and actually not safe!  Because of aging plastic and oxidation, my headlights were becoming increasingly ineffective at night.  Effective perhaps in Victorian London, but not so much in 2015.

To save money, I wanted to restore the lenses myself, and the ratings for this product were strong on Amazon.com.

The instructions are easy to follow – although in tiny type on the box. Essentially, you first clean the lenses so that the surfaces can fully react to the treatment. Use painter’s tape to mask around the lenses to protect your car’s paint job. A Lens Clarifying Compound is then applied, followed by the option of using a series of fine scrubbing pads and Spray Lubricant to remove any further clouding or discoloration of your headlight lenses. You complete the process by sealing the lenses so that the restoration will last as long as possible.

I was very happy with the results! You’ll notice that there is still a little bit of clouding on the headlight, but that is from INSIDE the lens.  If you know how to take off your car lenses, or if your mechanic can take them off for you, the Lens Clarifying Compound works quickly, and you should* have excellent results.

Something else I love about this product (other than seeing much better at night), is that there was plenty of Lens Clarifying Compound, and Spray Lubricant leftover.  And certainly the fine scrubbing pads can be re-used. So if my car lenses start clouding up again, I’ll be ready to give them another treatment.

* Disclaimer:  Remember, there are numerous car models / years, and the materials used in manufacturing car lenses differ and are always evolving. No one product is going to work perfectly for every car, and every consumer will not follow the directions appropriately. Therefore, results using this product will vary.

Right Lens Front Before

BEFORE. . . horrible!

Right Lens front after adjusted

AFTER . . . huge improvement!

Summer Breeze Seals & Crofts

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Summer Breeze Seals & Crofts

Summer Breeze Seals Crofts

Get the whole CD or just add the mp3 to your ipod as part of your summer music mix!

Artisana Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

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Artisana Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Artisana Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

I’m almost out of Coconut Oil, this is the one I’m trying next!

One Inflatable Beach Ball

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One Inflatable Beach Ball

One Inflatable Beach Ball

A must-have for summer. Buy one, or see related items to buy a dozen for a party, small ones for little kids or a huge 48″ one as a conversation starter at the beach, or party starter at the pool!

8 Foot Deluxe Beach Umbrella

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8 Foot Deluxe Beach Umbrella

8 Foot Deluxe Beach Umbrella

Unless you want to end up like a raisin, it’s a great idea to bring some shade with you to the beach, on picnics, or even at home in your own backyard!

Tropical Nautical Starfish Wall Towel Hook Hanger

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Tropical Nautical Starfish Wall Towel Hook Hanger

Tropical Nautical Starfish Wall Towel Hook Hanger

Love the look. Perfect for poolside, beach shack, outdoor shower, nautical bath or bedroom decor!

Entertaining with Caspari Palm Beach Paper Guest Towels

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Entertaining with Caspari Palm Beach Paper Guest Towels

Entertaining with Caspari Palm Beach Paper Guest Towels

Paper guest towels for the powder room – classic.

Deluxe Canvas Tote Bag

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Deluxe Canvas Tote Bag

Deluxe Canvas Tote Bag

Good open-topped tote for beach days with interior pocket with zipper. Love the black and canvas!

Vintage Multicolored Jeweled Necklace In Bronze Tone Metal

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Vintage Multicolored Jeweled Necklace In Bronze Tone Metal

Vintage Multicolored Jeweled Necklace In Bronze Tone Metal

Frivolous, fabulous bib necklace!

1 World Sarongs Womens Hibiscus Flower Swimsuit

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1 World Sarongs Womens Hibiscus Flower Swimsuit

1 World Sarongs Womens Hibiscus Flower Swimsuit

So versatile! Tie on over your suit. This company will choose the pattern for you. Fun!

Two Sarong Ties, Coconut Shell

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Two Sarong Ties, Coconut Shell

Two Sarong Ties Coconut Shell

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Toss this in your travel bag and you’ll be ready for anything.

We’ll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Memoir

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We’ll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Memoir

We'll Always Have Paris

Great summer read. This memoir reads like a novel. Mother and Daughter spend a month traveling in Europe – every year! Poignant, funny & touching, you’ll laugh out loud, shed a few tears and long to hug your little girl!

Read our review, and watch EncinoMom’s conversation with the authors!

San Diego Women’s Ultrabraid Hat

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San Diego Women’s Ultrabraid Hat

San Diego Women's Ultrabraid Hat

Love this fabulous large San Diego Women’s Ultrabraid brimmed hat – comes in black, too!

Tips And Snack Picks For Road Trips

We kick off this episode with a couple of our favorite road trip tips and then launch into an epic test drive of car trip snack picks. Many of today’s tastes are new to market and boast GMO free grains and other health affirming attributes like calorie conscious portions or protein rich chia seeds. You can click on the pictures below to join the video at the point that each product is introduced.

road trip tips for your best vacation everThanks to Barnana. (that’s BAR-na-na, not banana – guess it’s time to wear my glasses!) for your chewy banana bites. We love the coffee ones. This is a super unique fruit treat with a consistency more like raisins or dried plums than those dehydrated banana chips you may have tried in the past.

Barnana’s other flavors include, Chocolate, Coconut, Peanut Butter, and Original Banana Bites. The Apple Cinnamon and Coffee bites we tasted are organic, non-GMO, high in fiber, gluten free; have no additives or preservatives and are naturally sweetened.

road_trip_tips01_blog09Thanks to Wild Garden for sending us your new gluten free snack kits featuring your hummus paired with various kinds of chips. Basically, we liked them all! Whether one’s personal taste runs to veggie chips, pita chips or multigrain crackers, you’ll find your perfect pairing here. Each box contains an individual serving and contains plain or garlic hummus. Unlike grocery store hummus, these servings don’t need refrigeration, which is great for travel. If you’re bringing a bunch, we suggest you remove them from the outer boxes to save space in your bag, tote or picnic basket.

road_trip_tips01_blog06Thanks to Go Chia! for your protein rich chia seed snacks. The Chocolate Cherry ones were my favorite. We also like the idea of packing a little boost into our water when energy flags, but this isn’t great for the driver! We recommend having a responsible passenger do this for you, if you’re tired of drinking plain water on the road.

road_trip_tips01_blog07Thanks to Cosmos Creations Coconut Crunch puffed corn (so light and delicious) and XO Mints (strong and refreshing in a slim tin) for helping us end on a sweet note!

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road_trip_tips01_blog08We hope YOU enjoyed watching this episode. Thanks! And welcome to our new subscribers! Video produced by: http://EncinoMomProductions.com for EncinoMom.TV

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Turkey Tortilla Rolls Recipe

Del Real Foods Turkey Tortilla Rolls

Ingredients assembled: Fresh cilantro & arugula, quartered grape tomatoes, avocado, Cotija cheese, oven roasted turkey slices, corn tortillas and Del Real Salsa de Molcajete Verde.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Del Real Fire Roasted Green Salsa – Salsa de Molcajete Verde
6 small Corn Tortillas
6 slices Oven Roasted Turkey
1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Arugula chopped
2 oz. Cotija Cheese crumbled
1/2 Ripe Avocado sliced
1/2 cup Yellow Grape Tomatoes quartered

Additional Optional Ingredients:

1/2 cup Del Real Fire Roasted Green Salsa – Salsa de Molcajete Verde
1/3 cup Sour Cream
Fresh Cilantro leaves for garnish

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Preheat oven to 350º. Wrap tortillas in foil and place in oven to warm while the oven heats up.

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This sauce also makes a great dip for tortilla chips. We love the colorful flax seed chips pictured below. The longer the ingredients have to rest in the fridge, the stronger the flavor of the dip will be.

Preheat oven to 350º.

Wrap tortillas in foil and place in oven to warm while the oven heats up.

If you are topping with the optional sauce, mix the sour cream and salsa together and place in refrigerator.

Chop Arugula and Cilantro together.

Slice avocado, quarter tomatoes.

Once your oven is hot (approximately 10 minutes), remove tortillas.

Layer tortillas with one slice of turkey, arugula/cilantro mixture, a slice of avocado, tomato, a sprinkling of cheese and a generous splash of  Del Real’s Fire Roasted Green Salsa.

Add avocado and roll tortillas. Place seam side down on a small baking dish and place in oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and rolls are heated through.

Remove from oven and serve immediately with Sour Cream Salsa Sauce and a sprig of fresh cilantro for garnish. Delectable!

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Layer tortillas with oven roasted turkey and chopped arugula/cilantro mixture.

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Add tomatoes, Cotija cheese, Del Real’s Salsa de Molacojete Verde.

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Add avocado and roll tortillas. Place seam side down on a small baking dish and place in oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and rolls are heated through.

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EncinoMom’s Turkey Tortilla Rolls featuring Del Real’s Salsa de Molcajete Verde.

 

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