Juil Earthling Shoes! (For a limited time 50% off & Free shipping!)

YAY!!  Friday I got a special surprise in the mail!  My new Juil’s arrived and I’m sooooooooo excited to share them with you.  🙂


I’m usually a girl who loves to wear high heals but being pregnant has made it less than comfortable to wear heals, especially while shopping for the little one.  I went to a few shoe stores especially DSW (one of my favorite places to shop for shoes) and tried on practically every shoe they had in my size (size 11).  Yes, big feet, but I’m also 6 feet tall too so if the shoe fits!  I couldn’t figure it out, normally size 11 fits!  However, with each shoe I tried I felt like my feet were getting bigger…  I’ve heard of feet getting swollen and puffy during pregnancy, but longer?  I don’t even have wide feet but given the circumstances I thought maybe I should try those.. and THOSE didn’t even fit.  Tried size 12, nope, too big!  I was starting to get frustrated and finally gave into trying some low heal cowboy boots, they were the last pair and they fit just fine.  I was tired and hungry and really just wanted to get out of there so I could eat and rest.  I got home and set them aside to get other things done around the house, since looking for shoes took waaaaay longer than I anticipated.

The next day I was excited to wear my new shoes.  Slipped on the right shoe a little snug.. went for the left and I couldn’t even get my foot in the shoe!  It was like I was trying to put on a size 10!  What the hell?  I lowered my lip and took my shoes back to their box.  Scott looked at me puzzled and said “what’s wrong baby?” Still with the lowered lip I pouted and said “they don’t fit!” 😦  He was comforting but I was still pretty glum about the whole ordeal.  I didn’t want to wear sneakers for the rest of the pregnancy…

Later that day I got an email from Juil saying 40% off everything with a special code.  Juil shoes are one of those kinds of shoes that are well made, organic material, and have special features like their copper dots on the toes.  They say that these copper dots help free radicals in the body by connecting to the electrons of the earth’s surface.  I love the whole concept of wearing organic materials but buying a pair of shoes based on this electron ‘theory’ alone wasn’t enough to persuade me to purchase a pair of leather flats for $115.  However, this 40% off everything definitely added a hopeful little pep-to-my step for the day.

Later that evening I showed Scott the colors and asked if he liked any in particular.  I’ve been really into the spring color ‘peach’ and have always wanted a pair of red flats.  However, I really liked the navy blue with sky blue (like my hubby’s eyes) and couldn’t decide which one to get.  Being the amazing husband that he is and seeing how excited I was about the whole thing he smiled at me and said the magical words “get both!”

After jumping for joy that he recommended such an AWESOME idea, I ordered both.  I was elated that this new possibility presented itself to me.  (Also, reading the reviews of how happy people felt in these shoes and that they fit a little larger, but really comfortably.  I was feeling really confident and hopeful about these cute shoes!)

Finally, Friday arrived and my special delivery came in a very nice package and a little letter!
( I love the packaging of these and will be repurposing this cute Juil Box)


JUIL letter

Now, the time I had been waiting for.  Time to try them on…

WOOHOO THEY FIT!  SUPER comfortable too!!

Yes, I was very excited and pranced around the house like a 10 year old. (cuz ya know I’ve got that special talent of tapping into kid-like feelings) I showered my husband with hugs and kisses!  Very thankful that he encouraged me to not get just one but both!  I kept showing him my shoes throughout the weekend and he kept laughing at my joy.


Questions you may be wondering:

Do I notice an electron difference in free-radical removal of my body?

No, but knowing that free-radicals are on a cellular level, I don’t suppose I ever would.  However, I will say that the entire time I was wearing them I felt happier.  Should I contribute that to the dots or having a new pair of shoes?  I’ll let you know later and update this post later to let you know if when I wear these shoes, I feel any different than normal.

Do I feel more connected to the ground?

Yes, actually I do.  Oddly enough I feel more connected to the ground with these on.  It may be because they are flat and I’m used to wearing heals, but even my Born boots have the same sole thickness by the toes and I don’t feel ‘connected’ to the ground.  When I wear these I feel ‘in contact’ with the ground.  I’ve had the 5-finger vibram’s too and I still feel something different with these flat shoes.  The 5-finger vibram’s are awesome though and if you have a tendency to walk on the ‘outside’ of your feet they are definitely worth trying.  I use mine for playing Tennis but because I live on a gravel road, I do not run in them-OUCH!  I won’t be ‘running’ in these technically, but I will be ‘running-around’ in these and so far.. so good!

Does the leather mold to your feet?

When purchasing these you are supposed to wear them for a few hours each day to give the leather enough time to relax and mold to your feet so they can be even more comfortable.  I’ve worn these several hours each day and they’ve been fitting very nicely.  I’ll update you on how they feel a week or two from now after wearing them!

Am I a believer in this copper dot technology?

I’ll answer this in a few weeks, but I will say that I’m a believer enough to purchase them again!

Right now, there is a sale going on  that is even better than the original 40% off sale when I got these last week!  50PERCENT is the code and I don’t know for how long the sale is going on.  Check them out and if you are looking for a cute pair of comfy flats or some sandles or boots, check them out: www.juil.com

Scott also wanted me to get a neutral color in addition to my current collection *swoons*

So, I just purchased a pair of black/gray ones to add to my wardrobe.  Did I mention I love my husband?

Did you buy a pair of Juils and want to share your experience?  Comment below!!  🙂



Coconut Secret Teriyaki Sauce (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Glycemic, Organic, Non-Gmo)

Teriyake Sauce

A Teriyaki Sauce that’s pre-made, safe and GOOD for me?  No, it can’t be!  Yes.. yes it can and IS.

I recently stumbled upon this product while looking through the livesuperfoods.com website to replenish my stock of the liquid Fermented Cod Liver Oil-cinnamon flavored supplement.  I’ve found that this particular website has some of the best prices for ‘healthy alternatives, supplements’ and offers free shipping over $50.  Since the cod oil is $43 on this site, instead of the $60+ on amazon or the $44.50 +shipping on Green Pasture’s website, I figured it was definitely worth it to check around to see what new unique products are on the market.

That’s when I stumbled upon this secret!  I religiously use the other coconut secret products, especially the raw secret coconut vinegar.  They taste good and they are really healthy for you.  In the teriyaki sauce there are no preservatives, no additives, and the ingredients are sound: organic Coconut Sap, sea salt, organic ginger, organic onion, organic garlic, organic cayenne pepper.  You can’t really ‘organify’ sea salt just like you can’t ‘organify’ honey since Mother Nature is completely in control and all.   Organify = certify as organic by USDA standards.  (and really how can they charge mother nature $10,000/year for making it?  Uh.. yo nature, pay up to certify/prove this is organic.)  If only mother nature could talk…  then again, the things she’d say to the human race… “you b*tches petroleum was MY fossil fuel!”  Okay bad jokes aside.

The company has already proved to me that they have good intentions and the ingredients gave me confidence that I could give it a try.  Really happy I did too! It’s DELICIOUS!  I do love teriyaki but because so many sauces on the market are just really unhealthy and contain a lot of crap.  I don’t buy them.  (Crap like: wheat, processed soy, additives, high amounts of sugar, high amounts of sodium, non-organic, etc..etc..)  I usually make my own.  I haven’t made my own ‘teriyaki’ yet, but I have made sweet sauces similar to this.  I also love to buy products so I can get a taste for it and then make my own recipe from it.  It’s not necessarily the exact flavor but it inspires me!  Something you benefit from when you buy my cookbook.  🙂

Note to the Teriyaki enthusiast: If you are a teriyaki snob… it probably won’t do it for you.  First of all, it’s far less salty than your typical teriyaki sauce.  Second, it doesn’t have the crap (explained above) you’re most likely addicted to.  You don’t give Teeccino to a coffee lover and say “it tastes just like coffee”.  No, no you don’t.  That caffeine addiction is like no other!  😉

Note to the allergy sufferer: If you’ve been ostracized from enjoying some good teriyaki, this will do it for you.  Some of us have been going years without teriyaki in our bellies.  We’ve practically lost hope that anyone will just make a wholesome healthy teriyaki!  Well my friend, this product will quench your teriyaki thirst! You will know that it’s not the real teriyaki… but you won’t care.  It’s damn close enough.

Quick Rating:  Quality: 5/5, Healthiness: 5/5, Taste: 4.5/5

Quality: Meets USDA standards as certified organic.  They do NOT add additives, preservatives and other crap.  It’s wholesome basic ingredients. 

Healthiness:  Compared to other teriyaki sauces the sodium is SIGNIFICANTLY less/serving and the sugar is from a low-glycemic sugar (also a low number).  The health benefits of coconut sap contain minerals and vitamins that are also very good for the health of your body.

Taste: While it does taste amazingly delicious, there are a few things that I would have added to make it taste even better.  This is where I say, look for my cookbook (when it releases) to see for yourself. Hey, give me credit…I gotta give myself some hype before the cookbook releases! 😉