Sofia The First: The Curse of Princess Ivy on Disney DVD 2/24‏

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.


Here comes the most thrilling adventure in the history of Sofia the First! Watch Sofia and Amber join forces with special guest Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore from Disney’s “Tangled”) as they embark on an adventure to defeat the evil Princess Ivy (voiced by Anna Camp “The Help,” “Pitch Perfect”) from turning the kingdom black-and-white in, SOFIA THE FIRST: THE CURSE OF PRINCESS IVY coming to Disney DVD February 24th! This value packed DVD comes with three additional exciting episodes and a FREE exclusive color-changing butterfly necklace.

Make way for a brand new adventure with Enchancia’s very own Princess Sofia. During “Sofia The First: The Curse of Princess Ivy,” audiences will see what happens with Amber accidentally summons Princess Ivy from Sofia’s Amulet of Avalor. An evil curse will be bestowed upon the kingdom and it’s up to Sofia to make things right. Be sure to keep as eye out Rapunzel as she is set to make a special appearance during this feature.

Accompany Sofia in her most thrilling adventure yet alongside Rapunzel with activity sheets that will have your children soaring for adventure!

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It’s The Balm- Natural Scrubs and Soaps *Giveaway* (US Only) Ends 03/06

Disclosure: From Downriver To Downright Country receives products in order to conduct a review, no monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In case of a giveaway the sponsor is responsible for the delivery of prize(s), unless noted otherwise.


I came across  It’s The Balm on Etsy and was instantly intrigued by the products Nicole makes homemade! The first thing that caught my eye was right in the Shop’s description,

“It’s the Balm handcrafts premium natural and organic bath and beauty products. Any ingredient not found in our garden is purchased from the best organic, fair-trade and environmentally-friendly distributors to protect your skin and the environment.”

There is nothing I love more than homemade all natural products. Especially when it comes to the products I am putting on my body.

Nicole offered to send me the Tropical Island Foaming Hand Soap, Island Sugar Scrub, Tropical Island Lotion, Cooling Foot Scrub, and Whipped Foot Balm to review. I have been using each of these products every day since I received them and I am IN LOVE! Let me tell you a little more about these products!!

The Tropical Island Foaming Hand Soap is infused with natural oils to leave your skin moisturized and your senses excited. The scent is like pineapple with hints of coconut, vanilla and citrus fruit. It’s very tropical and sensual.  It will indulge your senses while the natural ingredients gently cleanse your hands. I love this hand soap as does my husband and kids! I keep this lovely soap in the bathroom everyone who has used it has complimented on how lovely it smells and makes their hands feel. I have to agree, I love the way it leaves my hands feeling so soft! This soap is available in an 8 oz. size.


The Tropical Island Lotion smells exactly like the hand soap I received, so YUM! I use this lotion continuously throughout the day because I am loving how soft it makes my hands. The sweet tropical scent is so tranquil and calming. It makes me feel like I am on the beach even when I am FAR from it (haha).  I received the 2 oz. size which is perfect for sticking in my purse so I always have it on me. This lotion is available in 4 & 8 oz also.  

The Island Sugar Scrub is heavenly! This scrub is available in 2, 4, & 8 oz. This Island Sugar Scrub is made with natural and organic skin softening ingredients. It has an exotic, sweet scent that will take you away to a tropical island.  Your skin will be absolutely glowing after using this magical scrub! It smells like fresh pineapple with hints of citrus fruit, coconut and very light notes of summer blooming jasmine. Exfoliation is one of the simplest ways to stimulate dull, lifeless skin and slough away bumps and flakes for incredibly soft, smooth skin. Nourishing oils are whipped with fine grain sugar, sea salt, Organic Coconut oil and healing raw Organic Shea butter. The sugar provides exfoliation, while the oils and shea butter hydrate, moisturize, soothe and soften skin. After using this amazing scrub in the shower there is no need for moisturizing afterwards because it leaves your skin feeling soft and luscious and smelling fantastic!


I saved the BEST for LAST! The AMAZING duo of the cooling foot scrub and whipped foot balm. I have learned the hard way that winter hates my feet! I needed a miracle to get my feet back into summer condition and thanks to It’s The Balm I got them there in a miraculous 2 days! Seriously, TWO days! I used the Cooling Foot Scrub in the shower and rubbed it into my heels and toes and then when I got out I put the Whipped Foot Balm on and put socks immediately and voila! Better than a pedicure!


The Cooling Foot Scrub is made with natural and organic skin softening ingredients. It has an invigorating peppermint-eucalyptus scent from pure essential oil. Your feet will be cool, soft and smooth after using this magical scrub.

Whipped Foot Balm formula combines organic virgin shea butter and skin nourishing oils that are whipped into a luscious cream to penetrates deep into your skin. Virgin Shea Butter, naturally extracted from Shea nuts, promotes skin cell growth, aids in skin elasticity, helps calm inflamed skin and soothes dry, cracked skin. Use daily for intensive treatment of dry, dehydrated, or mature skin. The Foot Balm is very concentrated, you will be surprised how far a tiny scoop will go, really!

As if I already didn’t make it clear how much I recommend Nicole’s delectable products, I’ll say it again, Shop till you drop! The reasonable prices and high quality products are more than worth it!!! It’s the Balm is on my top list of go-to places for body care products.

SHOP: It’s The Balm etsy shop

Ok, so maybe this is the best, best part of this review, Nicole from It’s The Balm is extra super generous and is offering a giveaway!



Natural Scrubs and Soaps Giveaway and will include:

4 oz. jar of Lavender Body Scrub ($8)

4 oz. jar of Citrus Sugar Scrub ($8)

8 oz bottle of Lavender Foaming Body Wash ($9)

8 oz bottle of Fresh Citrus Foaming Hand Soap ($9)

This giveaway is a $34 Value.

ONE (1) winner U.S. Only. This giveaway will remain open until Friday, March 6th  at 11:00 pm CST. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools Entry Form below.