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Sunday, December 28, 2014

100% Percent Pure Products

                                           100% Percent Pure Products

I just found the kingdom of all websites for products that I can use without  having
to worry about having allergies to skincare products
The website is
I have not tried all the products but I have tried the Voluminous Mint & Kelp Shampoo.  I loved it no allergies.The shampoo made my hair very shinny and full of body.  My hair looked like tiny sparks of light firing through each strand of hair.
My hair was so soft and smooth.  My grey hair with most shampoos it looks dry but with this shampoo it looked well moisturized and in good condition.      I also tried the Body Butter Cream and their Fruit Pigmented 100% Natural Juicy Lip Gloss  The color I chose is Mauvely Lip Gloss   Love it  It turned out a very pale Mauve which I love with almost silver undertones to it which looks great with my hair.  I have stopped coloring my hair so now it is different degrees of silver  with darker and lighter undertones of the silver. The lip gloss brings more coloring to my face and skin tone. The lip gloss  brings out more of the natural silver  highlights in my hair.
All the products are gluten free except the Mascara.  They have everything shampoos conditioners creams lotions Make up  such as lipsticks, lip glosses foundation blushes. They even have nail polishes.  They also have baby products for newborns and kids.
These products are super moisturizing and all natural.

The products are a bit pricey but well worth it to find products that do not have any issues with sensitivities in skin care.

When you purchase any of their products they do send out samples for you to  try with your purchase.  I purchased one of their lip glosses and they sent out to me samples of their body creams and their Mint Kelp Voluminous shampoo.

I loved the lip gloss made out of fruit for the coloring.  It was super moisturizing and the color was beautiful and lasted.  I was at one of my families Christmas parties and I had a lot of compliments on the color.  I usually do not wear make up  but I decided to do it since I had the lip gloss.  I was amazed how it made me feel and look .

I hope you will think about looking at their company  and purchasing one of these great products.  They are having a 20% off sale on all their products from December 26- Wednesday December 31st. You will see more about this on their website.

Thank you

Ellen Gaffney

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My Snap Insulin Pump by Asante


There is a new insulin pump on the market and it is fantastic.  It is called the Snap Insulin Pump by Asante and it really is a snap to use .  This pump makes life so much easier for people with Type 1 or even Type 2  Diabetes.  You do not have to put in batteries to it and it  is the only pump that uses glass cartridges of Humalog insulin.  They also say that you will never have any air bubbles in the pump  so less chances of having higher blood sugars.  
I have always have good A1C's but with this pump I think they will be even better.  The Asante Snap Insulin Pump does not say that if you go on this pump you will have better A1C's but for me I know I will.  I already have had to do some adjustments with my basil rates.  For me this pump is fun to be on.  My first time changing the insulin pump cartridge I was so surprised how easy it was.  You have three pieces of equipment.  The controller,  the Body compartment which is where the Cartridge goes in and has the battery to it and the Insulin Cartridge.  The body compartment is disposable so you always have a new battery .  You just put a cartridge of Humalog insulin into the Body compartment .  You then just put on your tubing to the Cartridge of insulin then snap the Body compartment into the controller  compartment.  Then you just prime then go to the screen for the Cannula and prime the Cannula and you are done.    The one thing that I really love about this pump is that you push one button and you are on the Status screen seeing all the information that you want to know.  I love love this pump.
They are having a special right now you go on the pump for a month free of charge, they give you all the supplies you will need.  They say that it could be less then a month to try it out depending on how much insulin you take.
You get to see if you like it.  After 1 day of being on it I  jumped on it.   I told my sales rep put the papers through I want this pump.  They are also having a special right now that if you decide to go on the pump  then if your pump is still under warranty  then most insurances will not cover another pump but with this pump if you are still under warranty all you do is tell the representative that you want to go on the pump and they will give you a form to fill out to trade in the pump you have.
this is what i did  then i just waited until the insurance approved everything for the pump supplies.    Your new pump will then be sent out to you .   This is only going on until November 24th for the trade in program.  The screen looks smaller then most pumps but it is really not it is bigger they use bigger font size on it.  They had someone that used to work for Medtronic tell them the things they liked about Medtronic and the things they did not like about Medtronic Insulin Pumps.  They took that information and made this pump.  It is as they say a snap to work.  Most people can wait until a week before they will have to change their Humalog cartridge on this pump .   I have a large dose of Basal rates so for me I made  it in 4 days but when I was on the Animas Ping I was changing out cartridges every 1 and half to 2 days.  My sales rep for the Pennsylvania area is Andy  Holder his telephone number is 610 999 6312 if you  are interested or would like more information about this pump please call him.  I am so thankful that I  took the plunge and decided to do the trial run for this pump .  I can almost say it is fun to be on this pump.  One more item of why I love this pump to see your status screen you push  one button and you have everything right in front of you.  If  you are a Type 1 or Type 2  Diabetic you will  want to be on this pump Call Andy today so you can get the information and go for the Free trial of this pump.  I liked it so much I signed up for it the day of training for the free trial.  I am going to have my new pump this week.   Andy Holder's telephone number to learn about and to go on the free trial of this pump is   610 999 6312.  I hope you will try out this pump.

Sincerely Yours

Ellen Gaffney

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Gluten Free Everything Under the Sun Summer Salad


The summer months I do not do much cooking .  It is just too hot to turn on the oven and make one of my master pieces
When it is hot out my husband is not hungry he is just happy with a sandwich,
I on the other hand am hungry so I am always trying to figure out what I am going to have
A few weeks back I was trying to make something that would be good tasting and really good for me
I began thinking up things and I came up with quite a winner of a everything under the sun salad
Here is my recipe
1 Package Quinoa Mediterranean this is at Giant on the top shelf in the rice Aisle
Make the Quinoa as directed on the package then place it in a large serving bowl
Slice up 5 stalks Celery
1 Bermuda sliced Onions or if you like better Red Onion
2 to 3 stalks Broccoli tops chopped up
1 can Chick Peas
1 can Eden Organic Cajun Rice & Beans this is also at Giant food stores in the organic gluten free Aisle
1 can WestBrae Natural Vegetarian Organic Salad also at the Giant Food store in the organic gluten free Aisle.
1 cup cooked Brown rice  
Mix everything together then season lightly with what ever spices you like.  I usually use a little garlic salt and pepper
I put about 1 cup to 1 and half cups of this salad over a plateful of Romaine lettuce
Then I drizzle 1 table spoon of Ken's Caesar dressing
I put about 2 tablespoons of shredded  Italian cheese over top of everything
This salad has helped my diabetes and my Celiac disease .  It gives me more energy and it helps out my blood sugars.  I love it .
When I first made this salad I thought I would have the salad for the whole week to have for dinner.  I was wrong.  My family began nibbling at it and in no time I have had to make this up 3 times in the last week
This is now my go to salad it  is really easy to make and it is good for all

Ellen Gaffney

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Giant Food Store in Flourtown PA 19031 now has Gluten Free Birthday Cakes


Giant Food Store in Flourtown PA  19031 now has  Gluten Free Birthday Cakes
These cakes come in chocolate and vanilla, they sell for 12.99 and they are approximately a 6 inch round cake.
The only thing is that you can not ask for any writing  or well wishes to   be put  on the cakes.  These cakes come in from a separate company .  The cakes are located in the Bakery department
I will be trying them out this week and I will let you know how they are
Flourtown Giant Food Stores
1874          Bethlehem Pike
Flourtown PA  19031
215 836 4300
For right now I only know this location that carries the gluten free Cakes but I am sure that more Giant Food Stores will be carrying them

Thank you

Ellen Gaffney

Friday, June 6, 2014

Shea and Mango Butter Lotion Candle


One of my favorite products on the Pink Papaya's website is the Shea and Mango Butter Lotion Candle.  Its starts out as a candle, you light the candle and after it  burns for awhile you blow it out and it becomes a soft soothing super moisturizing lotion.  This is even good for sore achy muscles.  It starts soothing right away and gives your skin lots of softness and warmth.  The candle part of it can be used again and again and it is all natural and gluten free of course.  It comes in three different scents  and the Shea and Mango Butter Lotion Candles are 5 oz
Lavender and Sweet Orange item number 00014
Grapefruit and Bergamot      item number 00016
Lemon Yuzu                          item number 00453
Once again the website is

Thank you again

Ellen Gaffney

Monday, May 12, 2014



I wanted to let you know that at Aldi Stores they have just had shipped in the US gluten Free Products there are many to choose from.
They are priced significantly lower then  regular super markets
I tried their Live G Free Light & Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes.  They were really very good .
The price for the Pancakes was 2.69 for a package of 12 of them.  They have all sorts of products
They are trying this out and they say that they will carry a lot of these products but they will be picking and choosing which ones sell better.  These are the ones that they will be keeping but they say that they will be adding more products.
If you go to   you can put in the store locator , once you have the store in your area put in the search bar Gluten free products and they will have all their gluten free products and the prices for them.  I am very impressed with their gluten free pancakes and will be trying the other products .  There are about 30 different products
I was so impressed that they brought in their product line of gluten free  products and that the prices were so good.
I hope you will try out these great products I know this is where I will be going for my gluten free products now

Sincerely Yours

Ellen Gaffney  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Skinner's Salve


Skinner's Salve is fantastic.  this salve takes care of any need you might have for pain relief or even mosquito bites.

I began using Skinner's Salve for itchy skin it was amazing.  It took the itch out right away.   This product is completely all natural.

I began to use it for any type of ailment I  had even headaches.   I would just put it on my far head rub it in and presto no more pain

I have now a frozen shoulder that I  am in pain almost every day
I thought well it worked for my other ailments mind as well  see if it will work for this
The one day I was in so much pain I was seeing stars and crying out loud.
I grabbed the jar and began putting it on my shoulder.  I was not really thinking it would work.  It did and then some, no more pain no more stiffness .  I could move my shoulder

I use it for sinus problems mosquito bites pain in any area and it goes away in a very short amount of time.

I have a friend staying with us, she does not have any dental or health insurance. She  is trying to get some now.  Her wisdom teeth were coming in and she was in sheer pain.  she was taking Advil and a few other things to help the  pain.
She said to me I can not take anything else but I am still in so much pain.  I said to her here take this my Skinner's Salve.  She does not believe in natural products.   I said you have nothing else to lose try it.  I said to her do not put it in the inside of your mouth put it around your sinuses and your jar line and your cheeks .  She said to me you are nuts how is this going to help me?  It is in my tooth.  I said just try it.  She put it on her face where i had told her to put it.   She  looked at me like I had 3 heads.  In about 15 minutes later she said to me what is in this stuff?  It is relieving the pain
There is  no more throbbing pain. I explained to her that it is just petroleum and natural herbs .
  I do not like to take Advil or any type of pain medications,   because of the chance of having gluten in it.  I use this all the time now and it just works
The website is
I wanted to let you know about it in case you feel the same way that I do to get products that work and are natural to relieve what ails you

Sincerely Yours

Ellen Gaffney

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Happy Mixer new gluten free bakery in Chalfont Pennsylvania


I  found a fantastic all gluten free bakery in Chalfont PA
This bakery is like a fairy tale land bakery, it is like you just landed in a magical city of gluten free delights.
The whole bakery is gluten free.
The owners did a great job of making their bakery a delight to walk into
The husband of the duo team is gluten intolerant and he really made sure that he knew everything there was to know about having  sweet morsel of his products to  be safe and tolerant for people on a gluten free diet.
He had a very successful bakery and when he himself became gluten intolerant he decided he had to close down his bakery.
He worked for 2 years making different recipes of his baking goods gluten free.  His wife who is not gluten intolerant he had her taste his products.  When she finally said yes to  everything a star was born with the opening of his bakery..  He  called his bakery The Happy Mixer after his wife  ( Lisa )
Tim  Mouer is the baker he has baked all his products to perfection.  I stopped in a week ago and felt like I said before that I  was in a winter wonderland of sweet delights.  When I came into their bakery I  asked them can you tell me what products are gluten free?  They laughed and said everything is gluten free.  I  looked around and I was so excited I felt like it was Christmas all over again.  I felt like a little kid again don't tell any one but I am now 53
When I came in Tim and his wife ( Lisa )  really made me feel special and they explained how their bakery got started and how they are so very particular about everything  that goes into their  sweet gluten free delights.  He does not let any of his employees bring anything into the bakery that has gluten in it.  This is  mandatory that no gluten is able to come into the bakery or eaten in their bakery.  They let their employees know about this when they are hired.
Lisa is a school teacher and after she teaches for the day  she comes to the bakery to help out her husband.  
I bought a few things and they had given me many samples  to try.  These products are in a word perfection.
I love this bakery I hope you will stop in and see how great it really is  
Please come and see Tim and Lisa Mouer at The Happy Mixer
                                                                      4275 County Line RD
                                                                      Chalfont PA  18914
                                                                      267 663 7209

They will be vendors at The Greater Philadelphia Celiac Support Group's meeting at the Abington Memorial Hospital on March 21st
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Thank you

Ellen Gaffney

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Greater Philadelphia Celiac Support Group Website


I just started a website for The Greater Philadelphia Celiac Support Group
I am the president of this group and it is a fantastic group
We meet twice a year once in March and once in October at the Abington Memorial Hospital
This support group is fantastic it is run by all volunteers that really work very hard to make sure that everyone at the meeting gets the support they need.
Please take a look at our new website so that you can learn more about our special group.
The website is
I hope you like this website and the group I am in  as much as I do

Thank You

Ellen Gaffney

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Uncle Harrys Products


I love  love Uncle Harrys all natural products, their website is
They have virtually everything for skin care, they have simple organic ingredients  in there products.
My favorite products is the African Hair care Organic  Coconut  Oil .  It has in it coconut oil Hemp oil, burdock root nettes essential oils of geranium, lavender lemon rosemary and tea tree oil.  It smells amazing.
I also love their All natural Body Buffer Scrub.  This product is in a word amazing.  I have what you call alligator skin because I  think from  having both Type 1   Diabetes and also Celiac Disease.  This  product has done wonders for me.  I just wash with Uncle Harry's powdered soap then afterwards slather this on while being in the shower.  It smells so good.  I used the Citrus Delight.  It looks and feels like a solid coconut oil but with a lot of salt to it.  You just take a bit out rub it together on your hands and smooth it all over your body but  of course make sure it does not go into your eyes and rinse. This product is also great as a beauty treatment for your face.    Instantly my skin comes alive and smells wonderful.  my skin feels soft smooth and looks great.  Usually after I take a shower after about an hour I  am scratching away and my skin becomes red and hot, not with this product my skin stays well hydrated.  The ingredients are Sea Salt Apricot Kernel oil  orange, lemon and lime essential oils.  This is I feel my favorite of all their products.  My next favorite product is the African Hair Care Shampoo.  This is made with African Black Soap.  The full ingredients are African black Soap Castile  Soap Apple Cider Vinegar Organic Virgin Shea Butter hemp oil and essential oils of lavender rosemary lemon tea tree oil.  They have tooth paste powders that I also love and one of my top favorites is their Oatmeal and Coconut Soap Powder.  This  I love it comes in a small container and you just put a little soap powder in the palm of your hand mix some water  to it and there you have a rich creamy indulgent soap.  It comes in Peppermint and Lavender scents..  I personally love them both but if I  had to pick one over the other I  love the Peppermint the best it smells like a Peppermint and white chocolate scent to me.  This product I also love because if you are on a camping trip or even just in a long car ride you an pull this product out put a little in your hands mix with a bottle of some spring water and you can feel clean and refreshed without having to find a bathroom on the side of the  road or just running into a pit stop some where you have everything you need right with you .    One of the things I love about Uncle Harry's products is that they have a couple different sizes of their products.  So that if you are not sure if you would like a product you can just try out the smaller size and see how great it is and then get the bigger size.  Their products are extremely economical.   Their packaging is simple not fancy but the products themselves are fancy and amazing you will not be sorry.   My advise to you is to go ahead and try out these fantastic products..  The website once again is  I do not work for this company at all I wish I did . I just wanted to let you know how great their products work.  I also have paid for every product I tried out.

Thank you again

Ellen Gaffney      

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Gluten Free Song By Terri Mann

I found this song the other day on the internet and loved it and thought I would let you hear it.  I think it is great it really shows what we go through every day.
This was in an article in the Examiner newspaper and also in Huffington Post  newspaper   in October of this year
I hope you like it as much as I do.
Just hit this icon and then the arrow button to hear it and of course make sure your speakers on your computer are on
If for some reason it does not work just copy and paste it but it should work

Thank you 

Ellen Gaffney