Giving Thanks For You!

We are thankful for you, our customers and blog-readers and friends. We hope you have a very special Thanksgiving Day tomorrow!

Don’t forget that Small Business Saturday comes right on the heels of Thanksgiving! This is a fantastic way to stretch your shopping dollars AND support small businesses.

This year, we’re giving thanks for you by rolling Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday into one long-weekend-long gift. Shop our online store and enjoy FREE SHIPPING to any US location. Plus, save 10% on your entire order by using coupon code SBS2018.

The next time you take a break, go to www.smithfamilyresources.com and shop small and save big! THANK YOU from the Smith family!

Smith Family Resources Small Business Saturday 2018

All-Natural Deodorant

Smith Family Resources Beeyoutiful All-Natural Flower Fields deodorantBeeyoutiful’s All-Natural Deodorant is available in three scents: Sugar & Spice and Flower Fields for women and Spiced Woodlands for men.

Beeyoutiful’s All-Natural Deodorant is the creation of two young women who have always lived in rural areas of the US where all the roads are dirt and if you want butter you had better start shaking that jar of cream to make some! Growing almost all of their own food kept them super busy in the summers but the fall season was the busiest of all with canning and preserving. Somewhere in the midst of all this, they also managed to squeeze in careers as classically trained musicians which meant practice sessions and performances. They learned about hands-on sweat management by good old-fashioned hard work.

Frustrated with the lack of effective all-natural deodorants on the market, they decided to take matters into their own hands and start formulating one for themselves. After much research, trial and error they came up with this marvelously effective all-natural deodorant.

They made a creamy antifungal base of coconut oil, stabilized with beeswax and arrowroot powder. Baking soda was added for its odor-binding capabilities and castor and vitamin E oils help the deodorant go on smoothly. Each of Beeyoutiful’s three options is scented with naturally fragrant compounds and oils that turn the otherwise mundane task of deodorant application into an aromatherapy experience!

· Sugar & Spice contains fir and clove essential oils along with benzoin resin. (The printed label includes lavender essential oil as an ingredient. This is incorrect! There is NO lavender essential oil in the Sugar & Spice Deodorant.)

· Flower Fields includes lavender and geranium essential oils.

· Woodland Spice is blended with cedar, bitter orange and sage essential oils.

Here are some things you should know about how Beeyoutiful’s All-Natural Deodorants work:

First of all, they are not antiperspirant. This means that they will not restrict or slow your body’s natural elimination of sweat. Our bodies detoxify by sweating and it is an important and healthy function to maintain. In times of stress or sometimes due to eating certain things sweat will smell particularly bad. Based on numerous individuals’ experiences, we have observed that individuals who stop using antiperspirant deodorants to swap to something that allows sweating will have 3 months to 1 year of particularly stinky sweat until the toxins that have built up have had a chance to be flushed out. These individuals also tend to sweat in higher volumes for a time after discontinuing antiperspirant products. Again, this is the body’s way of trying to catch up and restore a healthy stasis.

Because they contain essential oils, please use caution when applying to sensitive, broken or irritated skin (such as freshly shaven skin or skin irritated by a razor that isn’t sharp enough). There might be some burning or irritation as a result.

This is not a completely clear product. Test first before using with sleeveless tops or clothing that could show a transfer residue.

Click here to purchase Beeyoutiful’s All-Natural Deodorant.

Ready for Christmas Market!

Smith Family  Resources Helena Christmas MarketCome see us this Saturday at the 3rd Annual Christmas Market in Helena!

Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, Smith Family Resources and 75+ other vendors will be set up in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Helena (815 Highway 52E., Helena, AL 35080). Christmas Market is a great way to see all the great products and services that are available right here in our area. Do your Christmas shopping and support local businesses at the same time!

If you’re not in the area, you can browse our products in our online store any time. Visit www.smithfamilyresources.com and enjoy free shipping when you spend $150 or more.

Hope to see you soon- either in person or online!

 

 

 

Keep Going!

Website product snipOur new website launched two days ago, and we’ve received 20+ messages from our proofreading friends! Keep going! We added 94 products to our site, employing lots of copy and paste. That method often leads to mistakes, so please help us find them!

For every item you call to our attention, you’ll receive an entry into a $25 Amazon gift card drawing to be held Thursday, July 19. There’s no age limit, so feel free to make it a challenge for your kids on summer vacation!

While you’re looking for mistakes, go ahead and add a few things to your cart. Today and tomorrow, use coupon code NEW18 to save 10% on your entire order.

 

Counting down…

new website sneak peek

Our website is about to have a whole new look!
We’re counting down to Tuesday, July 10!

As soon as our new look is live, we want proofreaders everywhere to put our site to the test. If you find a misspelled word, a link that goes nowhere (or somewhere other than where it should!) or any other kind of error, email us the URL for the page with the problem and tell us what you found. For every item you help us correct, you will receive one entry into a $25 Amazon gift card drawing to be held Thursday, July 19.

And if you’re more into shopping than proofreading, use coupon code NEW18 during the first three days of our new look and save 10% on your entire order. This coupon code is an online offer only and is good Tuesday, July 10, through Friday, July 13.

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Helena Fireworks Shirts

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Don’t you love this very Helena-esque design for our Independence Day shirts?? Available in white comfort colors and dry-fit, from Youth Small all the way to Adult 3XL. Adult shirts are $20, youth sizes $15.

You can drop by Alterations by George to get yours, or you can message us to arrange for local pick-up or delivery. Reserve your shirts by commenting on this post or by emailing us at smithfamresources@att.net.

Helena Fireworks, Tuesday, July 3, 9:00 p.m.
Sponsored by
Helena Business Association
City of Helena-Helena, Alabama
Mayer Insurance Services, LLC
Jones & Associates, LLC
SMS
Southeastern Butcher Supplies
CIS Home Loans, Clay Brunson
By George
Helena Health Club
Smith Family Resources
Jarrod Gibson State Farm
Scozzaro Law, LLC
Gretchen B Photography
Wright Construction Company of Birmingham Inc.
Bob and Diane Van Loan

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Strawberry Cookies

Strawberry Breakfast CookiesThis recipe was originally shared on http://ditchthewheat.com with the name, “Paleo Strawberry Breakfast Cookies.” But I say, why just breakfast? My family loves these cookies for breakfast, for dessert after any meal and for snacks in between!

Here’s the recipe with a few minor modifications:

Strawberry Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 6 Tbsp. water
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup strawberries

Combine chia seeds and water and set aside for 5 minutes to form a gel.

In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

To the dry mixture, add the “chia eggs,” vanilla extract, almond butter, and honey. Stir to combine all.

Add the strawberries and stir to combine. Allow to sit for 2-3 minutes.

Scoop 1 Tbsp. of dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and flatten the top of the dough slightly.

Bake at 375° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Yields: 36 cookies

Foaming Hand Soap

Here’s one of my favorite DIY recipes. Spend a little for ingredients, save a lot over time!

Foaming Hand Soap

Combine the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp. (1.5 oz.) liquid castile soap (I buy Dr. Bronner’s Baby Unscented Pure Castile Soap purchased at Organic Harvest in Birmingham.)
  • 2 Tbsp. (1 oz.) glycerin (After trying several different brands IMG_4610[1] of glycerin,
    I’ve settled on Essential Depot Greener Life Essentials Vegetable Glycerin, available on Amazon. If you opt for a different brand, you may need to add another tablespoon to reach the best consistency of soap.)
  • 8 drops lemon oil
  • 8 drops orange oil (I use Beeyoutiful essential oils. If you opt for another brand, be sure you choose oils that are 100% pure, preferably from a full disclosure company.)

Yields 10 oz. foaming hand soap. Store unused soap in a glass jar and add a dropperful of grapefruit seed extract to serve as a preservative if you are not going to use the soap within 3-4 weeks.