Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Newman's Own Organics

Who wouldn't want to get a GIANT box in the mail filled with yummy food? I was lucky enough to get just that!!

I received a GIANT box of Newman's Own Organics foods to taste and I was not disappointed. Of course there was some skepticism when i started reading the packages; i mean wheat-free dairy-free cookies, organic and natural licorice and wheat flour pretzels, wouldn't you wonder a little bit?

These Oregon Tilth certified organic foods have been grown on farms that have not used artificial fertilizers or pesticides for three or more years.

Here goes nothing.. I went for what's the most safe first, the Pretzel Rods!
Dang! They were delicious.. these pretzels are made of organic unbleached wheat flour, organic rye flour, organic brown rice syrup, organic sunflower oil, organic barley malt, did i mention they were organic? With all those organic ingredients there is no way i would've known anything was different had i not read the package, they are that good! I am not surprised Newman's Own Organics Pretzels are delicious since that is the first food they started with back when the company first started.

I got a bit braver after the pretzels moving onto the Newman's O's. It is a wheat-free, dairy-free creme filled chocolate cookie perfect for dunking in milk! I first tried them without milk.. oh yeah.. delicious! Then I dunked them in some milk.. SCRUMPTIOUS! Before I knew it I had eaten nearly half the package, oops. :)

To top it all off I tried the dried cranberries and apples. I have been hooked on dried fruit lately, i find them sweet enough to eat as a snack instead of sugar candies. Newman's Own Organic Dried Fruits are so soft and chewy but not sticky like some get. These are my new favorite yogurt topping. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

City Creek Candle and Candle Warmers With Giveaway

When people enter my home, I like for it to be inviting. This not only means in the way I decorate and clean it, but also the way it smells. That's why I love the idea of candles, but am not wild about the open flame due to safety with little ones around. Thankfully, there are warmers out there like those from Candle Warmers, Etc. that will give the yummy scents of a candle without the safety concerns.



Founded in 2001, the idea behind Candle Warmers, Etc was conceived when it was realized that there should be a different method used to release fragrance from a candle. Over the years this company has continued to grow, recently ranking them by Inc. 500 as the 57th fastest growing consumer product's company in the US. Offering candle warming appliances and other related giftware appliances and accessories to accent and fragrance the home, Candle Warmers Etc. also domestically manufactures and distributes candles under the Jamie Clair brand of hand-poured, scented candles bringing both wicked and wickless candle options.








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Monday, August 25, 2014

Tooth Tissues

My Dentist's Choice Tooth Tissues are an innovative and effective tool for keeping your baby's gums healthy even before teeth have come in. Designed to remove plaque from little one's teeth and gums and Certified by the Natural Products Association for being all natural, these dentist-created wipes are made from 100% bamboo, contain xylitol and are free of fluoride and parabens.

We especially love how these tissues get you in the habit early of taking care of your child's dental hygiene. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as well as the American Dental Association (ADA), both recommend initiating dental care with a dentist by 1 year of age (or first tooth). 



Likes
  • Helps to clean gums and teeth
  • Freshens baby's breath
  • Easy to use
  • Kids don't seem to mind it

Dislikes
  • Smell may be unappealing

Friday, August 22, 2014

Lady Cremo Cream Shaving Cream

Description
This product is made for women who have trouble with razor rash, bumps, and nicks. When you have these sorts of issues, what’s usually going on is that there is insufficient lubrication between the razor and your skin. That causes it to drag on your skin, which in turn causes it to start pulling bits of flesh away making you bleed. This is what also causes it to really fail in giving you a close result. With the right product, that can change dramatically.
Lady Cremo Cream Shaving Cream is designed so that it has no air in it. Essentially, most of the products like this that you would pick up at a grocery store are really foams and they are mostly air. That means that there really is not as much between your flesh and the blade as you might think. With this, there is plenty. One of the things that people sometimes forget is that it’s a good idea to refresh whatever you’re using while you are getting rid of unwanted hair between passes. This provides extra glide; and even though it consumes more of what you’re using, it can really make a difference as far as keeping your body healthy and not letting it get all irritated.



Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Glycol Distearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Polyether-1, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Xylitol, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Xylitol, Perfluoromethylcyclopentane, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl salicylate, Benzyl benzoate, Titanium Dioxide, Citric Acid, Butylphenyl Methylpropional(Lillal), Limonene, Coumarin, Fragrance (Parfum)





No matter how careful I am when I shave my legs, I always cut myself. I'm not sure how but I will cut myself 5-10 times EVERY TIME I shave. When I received Lady Cremo Shaving Cream I was pretty skeptical. Dreading shaving my legs I decided to try this and see if it really works! IT DOES! I shaved my legs like I always do except this time I used Lady Cremo Shaving Cream. I didn't cut my legs at all! This will be a product I buy over and over again! 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Brownie Brittle

In 1992, Sheila G. Mains, better known in the food business as Sheila G, took a treasured family recipe for fudge brownies and baked her way into a thriving business. You may even have tasted one of her rich, dense squares of heaven at some of our nation’s finest restaurants and theme parks. So, where exactly did the inspiration for her scrumptious new Brownie Brittle™ snack come from?
Like many brownie aficionados, Sheila is particularly fond of the crispy edges. In fact, on many an afternoon she would walk through the bakery gathering the crispy batter off the sides of the sheet pans as the chocolate brownies cooled in their racks. It had that same rich chocolate taste, but with an amazing crunch. That started her wondering: How could she create a whole pan of crunchy edges? Well, lucky for us, she figured it out! Now you too can satisfy your sweet tooth in a snap with Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle™ snacks!
Sheila G's Brownie Brittle come in 4 different flavors:
Chocolate Chip:

Mint Chocolate Chip:



Salted Caramel:


Toffee Crunch:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jamba Smoothies

 I’m always looking for new ways to make my smoothies, and Jamba Juice makes it so simple with their At Home Frozen Smoothies you can buy in your local grocery store.  It includes frozen fruit and yogurt, in chunks, to put in the blender and just add juice!

I was sent free product coupons to pick some up at the store, and I chose the Strawberries Wild and the Razzamatazz Frozen Smoothie Kits.  The directions say to mix with apple juice, but we never have apple juice, and I usually make my smoothies with orange juice, so I made mine with orange juice and it was dee-licious!

The Strawberries Wild contains frozen strawberries, bananas, and nonfat yogurt.  The Razzamatazz contains frozen raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and nonfat yogurt.  Mixing them with orange juice gave them a little extra tang, but I could still taste all the other fruit in it.  They were so good!

Jamba Juice frozen smoothies are all natural and the yogurt in them is nonfat, making these perfect if you use any kind of shakes for dieting.  They contain 60 calories per serving.   I love the smoothie texture, so much thicker than my usual shakes.  I have decided I like smoothies even more than a slush or milkshake on these hot summer days!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wordner Game

The Basics:
  • For ages 8 and up (publisher suggests 12+)
  • For 3 to 10 players
  • Variable game length
Geek Skills:
  • Active Listening & Communication
  • Counting & Math
  • Logical & Critical Decision Making
  • Reading & Writing
  • Imagination
Learning Curve:
  • Child – Easy
  • Adult – Easy
Theme & Narrative:
  • None
Endorsements:
  • Gamer Geek approved!
  • Parent Geek approved!
  • Child Geek approved!

Overview

Have you ever tried to finish another person’s sentence for them? For example, I might say, “Boy, am I hungry! Let’s go get some-” and then you interrupt by blurting out, “FISH TACOS!” In this example, you’d be correct. I love me some fish tacos, but most of the time the phrasing that is forcefully injected into another person’s incomplete thought is seldom accurate. This often has hilarious consequences for all within earshot.
Wordner, a self-published game by Andrew Hagenbuch, is comprised of 108 Prompt cards, 108 Starter cards, 6 pens, 1 pad of paper, and 1 Wilbur D. Clownfish (used as a player role identifier). The contents of the game come in a solid plastic box with a handle that makes it easy to store and to travel with. The card quality is typical of playing cards, the pens are all ballpoint tipped (with caps), and Wilbur is a palm-sized foam clownfish. It is, by far, the strangest collection of game bits I have yet come across. Unique and excellent quality from start to finish.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Active Accessories

I consider myself to me an active person and when I go for runs and work out I always put my hair up into a ponytail. I have very thin hair and putting normal hair bands in my hair often causes breakage and damages my hair. I cannot afford to lose any hair! So when I had the opportunity to try Active Accessories Hair Ties I was very excited!



I love these hair ties!! I flat iron my hair and these don't leave creases when I pull it up which is great so I don't have to re-straighten it when I take it down. They also hold tight enough for me to run in. Love being able to wear them on my wrist while at work and they look like a cute bracelet. There are so many colors to choose from, I can match my outfit too! I recommend them to everyone!




Friday, August 15, 2014

Grandma Lucy's

Grandma Lucy's Artisan Grain-Free Chicken Freeze-Dried Dog Food, 10-lb bag (makes 55-lbs of food)

Since 1999, Grandma Lucy’s has maintained a reputation for making only the best pet treats and are constantly developing new products packed with leading-edge nutrition and innovative design. That is why when you choose any of Grandma Lucy’s many products, you know you are making the right choice for your pet.



Key Benefits
  • Suitable for all life stages
  • USA Originated Ingredients
  • Grain-Free Recipe
  • Potato is a novel protein source, which may reduce digestive upset in pets with sensitive stomachs
  • Flaxseed a natural Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid source that helps maintain a healthy skin and coat, and support healthy joints
  • Easy to prepare
  • USDA Meat
  • Human-Grade Ingredients
  • Hormone and Antibiotic Free Meats
  • No By-Products
  • All Products Made in the USA!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

ToiletTree Single Wall Mount

While I don’t really need a lot of room for showering, I have a lot of bath products that take up a lot of room. That’s why I wanted to review a Single Wall Mount Dispenser by ToiletTree Products. I wanted to see if I could de clutter some of my clutter. This Single Wall Mount Dispenser caught my eye because I want to use it for shampoo. I buy large bottles of shampoo and they are heavy. When the bottles get sudsy and wet, they tend to slip out of my hand. 



Right away, I was excited because this comes in two color choices: chrome or white with chrome panel. Not everyone’s bathroom looks the same and not everyone has the same color preference. I like choices! I decided on the chrome and I’m actually going to buy two more of these in the near future.  I want one for liquid bath soap and another for my hair conditioner which I also buy in large bottles. I think the chrome will give my bathroom the snazzy look I’m going for and I know it will be a de clutter lifesaver.

The dispenser came with everything I’ll need to hang it and it’s roomy enough to hold my large products. There’s not drilling needed so I’ll have this hung in no time at all. All I have to do is to hang the bracket which attaches to any surface using water resistant double sided tape and and non-damaging removable silicone. That’s just easy folks. I can’t think of a single reason why anyone would not want to own one or even a half a dozen of these. I’ll be able to tell when I need to refill them because the chamber is clear in color so I can see through it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Little Green Toys Helicopter

Up, up, and away! The high-flying Green Toys® Helicopter is ready for action! This eco-friendly chopper is made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and features two spinning rotors and sleek skids on the bottom for easy landings. The Helicopter includes a pilot bear figure that fits perfectly in the spacious cockpit that's complete with a full dashboard and the Green Toys' signature 8-track. No BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Packaged with recyclable materials and printed with soy ink.
Recommended for ages 2 years and up.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Winks Shapewear

The Ultimate Belly & Hip Shaper kind of looks like a belly band, but it’s longer and extends past the hips. It also has an elastic band on the bottom so it will not ride up when you sit down. This band is awesome and provides compression at the waist as well as the hips so it helps to compress and shrink your belly and hips UP TO TWO SIZES!!! This is very exciting and I definitely would love to lose two sizes.



The Ultimate Belly & Hip Shaper has 6 panels of hook and eye closure on the side so you can tighten it as you shrink down. This band is not just for postpartum use, it can also be worn by anybody wanting to shape, reduce, and define their waistline. The new band is made from Wink’s custom woven fabric which allows for maximum compression but still retains its softness and ability to breathe. It’s very strong, but also very comfortable. 


Monday, August 11, 2014

Copy Kids DVD

A joy-filled video and an innovative tool for parents who want to get children to enjoy eating fruits and vegetables. Produced for children aged 6 months to 5 years, Copy-Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables is fun and compelling for both children and parents. The DVD features 12 x 7 minute chapters, one for each of twelve fruits & veggies: bell pepper, bananas, oranges, carrots, strawberries, avocado, raspberries, tomatoes, apples, broccoli, blueberries. Each chapter features several adorable and entertaining children aged 9 months to 4 years, eating with joy and delight. It's a simple but revolutionary tool for parents who want their kids to develop a life-long habit of healthy eating. The DVD includes an on-camera discussion about healthy eating with renowned pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon, plus a section of delightful outtakes. AWARDS: Winner 2012 Baby & Toddler -- Parent Tested, Parent Approved Seal of Approval 2012 -- Family Review Center Excellence Award 2012 -- Mom Approved, Child Tested (MACT) Top Ten Video Products 2011 -- Dr. Toy 



Friday, August 8, 2014

The Game of Baloney

Terrific bluffing game but you don't have to make up your own answers. Great for travel or a party or just game night. Players need to read but the kids have a blast getting to fib to their friends and family. And the questions are so interesting that after a while you can't tell which is the truth and which is the fib. Excellent game and amazing packaging!!!



Here's how it works: 1. Red an obscure fun fact out load. Decide to tell the truth or lie about it. Everyone tries to figure out if you are telling the truth or full of baloney. The person who is best at fooling their fellow players is the winner. Can be played with 2-6 players, ages 8+. Game contains 192 Baloney Cards, 384 Fun Facts with 768 ways to lie about them, 24 Betting Cards; 6 Pawns and a Game Board. Example Card: It is impossible to sneeze...(truth) With your eyes open. (fib) Under water. (whopper) At an altitude above 40,000 feet.

From the Manufacturer

You decide to lie or tell the truth. While keeping a straight face. Both the truth and the lies are provided for you. It's only when you fool your fellow players that you will win the game. Contains 192 Baloney cards with 384 fun facts and 768 ways to lie about them.

Product Description

1967 Features: -You decide to lie or tell the truth, while keeping a straight face.-Both the truth and the lies are provided for you. It's only when you fool your fellow players that you will win the game.-An appropriately titled buffing game for 2 to 6 liars aged 8 to adult.-3" H x 8" W x 10.5" D, 2 lbs.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Do Naturals Just Berry Shampoo and Conditioner

 Just Berry™ Shampoo uses certified organic and natural ingredients to gently cleanse hair without stripping natural oils. Their mild cleansing formula, derived from coconut and sunflower oils, creates a deeply nourishing clean that leaves hair super soft. Enriched with Sea Buckthorn, DO Naturals™ shampoo rejuvenates your scalp because a healthier scalp leads to healthy hair!



Just Berry™ Conditioner uses certified organic and natural ingredients to smooth, shine and condition your hair without weighing it down. Their gluten-free formula enriched with hibiscus, naturally rejuvenates and revives your hair, to give it the most radiant shine it has ever had.

I'm pretty picky about things that I put on and in my body, so when I was given the opportunity to try Do Naturals Just Berry shampoo and conditioner I was thrilled. Do Naturals is an all natural/gluten-free line. Not only do they smell amazing but they left my hair super soft and shiny! These are kinda on the pricey side being $13.49 a bottle. But it's worth every penny! So, if you're anything like me when it comes to beauty items you will absolutely adore Do Naturals. Also try out their other line for children called Dolphin Organics.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Elmer's Chee Wees

If you're a Cheetos fan, you will LOVE Chee Wees! Chee Wees are very similar to Cheetos only better! They come in variety of flavors: Bar-B-Que, Green Onion, Hot-N-Spicy, Jalapeno, and Original. They also have caramel popcorn and shelled peanuts.

 I cannot pick a favorite! They are all SO good! I am a huge fan of flavor packed snacks and these are just that. I shared these with a bunch of people and everyone that tried them loved them!


Now moving on to Caramel Popcorn. I've never been a caramel popcorn fan. It always sticks to my teeth, I end up spending more time picking pieces out of my teeth than I do enjoying the snack. Elmer's Caramel Popcorn is nothing like any other caramel corn i've tried in the past. It is so sweet and delicious, and it doesn't stick to my teeth! :) Elmer's is my new go to snack! I highly suggest these amazing snacks for everyone! 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Zimaxa

Zimaxa is a 3 step face cleanser, exfoliator, and spot treatment. I have struggled with face cleansers ever since I can remember. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin and when my skin gets irritated I break out. I've used so many different brands of acne fighting face washes, some with salicylic acid and some with benzoyl peroxide. Both are acne fighting chemicals that work very differently on different skin types. Both have worked for me but lately benzoyl peroxide has been drying my face out and making my breakouts worse (which is the exact opposite of what it's supposed to do).



In the Zimaxa kit you get a redefining cleanser, a deep pore exfoliator, a spot treatment, a Konjac sponge, and a special gift of a skin supplement. Zimaxa is a Salicylic based product which works wonderfully with my skin! Due to the spot treatment being a high level of Salicylic Acid, it can be a bit harsh at first but I never broke out because of it. I highly recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin and acne prone skin. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Shake The Crave

There are so many brands and types of diet shakes, protein drinks, replacement meal drinks, etc. But, Shake The Crave is unlike any out on the market. I was lucky enough to try Shake The Crave for 90 days! 3 months! You drink 2 shakes a day that replaces 2 meals of your choice, 3 healthy snacks, and one reasonable meal. The cool thing about these shakes is you can add fruits, yogurts, juice, whatever you like to make the shakes a little more enjoyable. The Shakes come in chocolate and vanilla. My favorite is vanilla with fruit added to it.



Both of the shakes remind me of milk shakes. They are so tasty! A lot of diet shakes taste like a diet. Plain, don't fill you up, have gross textures, etc. These feel so indulgent and make me so full! How great is that?! A diet plan that makes you feel full constantly and tastes like a little piece of heaven!



I've only been drinking these shakes for a week now and i've already lost 5lbs. I'm very excited to see how these next few months go. The price is also very reasonable! If you buy one container it's $40 about $2.67 a serving but if you buy a months supply (4 containers) it costs $140 only $2.33 a serving! That is cheaper than most meals you eat throughout the day!

Friday, August 1, 2014

OraMD Breath

It's time to throw out your toothpaste. OraMD, is a low-cost, compact liquid toothpaste that uses essential oils and functions as a toothpaste, mouthwash and breath freshener all at once.

It takes only two or three drops on your toothbrush, and you get all the cleansing you need -- without all the chemicals used in nearly all other toothpastes. OraMD is made solely from 100% Natural Almond, Spearmint and Peppermint oils. And that's it! No sweeteners, no coarse minerals to erode tooth enamel, no fluoride, no artificial sweeteners, etc. Just three essential oils that combine with an amazing taste and cleansing action.




Here's just a sample of the toxic ingredients found in conventional toothpaste products:

• Sodium fluoride - Toxic by-product of aluminum and fertilizer chemical plants.
• Triclosan - An actual pesticide chemical, used in toothpaste to prevent spoilage.
• Sodium lauryl sulfate - A chemical sudsing agent with well known toxic side effects.
• Propylene glycol - An antifreeze chemical used to winterize RVs.
• DEA - A foaming agent that's linked to liver and kidney cancers.
• Chemical sweeteners like aspartame and saccharin.

Are these the kind of chemicals you really want to be putting in your mouth and absorbing while you brush your teeth?

Heck no! That's why OraMD makes so much sense: Its ingredients are 100% edible! They are source from concentrated plant oils. They aren't artificial or toxic in any way, unlike the chemicals found in conventional toothpaste products.

Even better, these botanical oils of peppermint, spearmint and almond are natural bacteria fighters, meaning they help support outstanding oral hygiene*.


The makers of OraMD even have a 4-step program for enhanced oral hygiene:

1) Brush twice a day in the morning and evening using 2-5 drops of OraMD on a toothbrush and brush normally.

2) Floss every evening before brushing -- more frequently as needed. Get any food particles out from between teeth.

3) Use OraMD as mouthwash twice a day: morning and evening. Just put 2-5 drops into an ounce of water, swish and gargle. This is important to kill the bacteria in the entire mouth including the back of the tongue.

4) Mid-morning, mid-afternoon and as needed: put 2-5 drops on the tip of the tongue to coat the gum line and teeth to kill bacteria and keep breath fresh.