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Farchioni Olive Oil

Almost every dish I prepare starts with a little bit of olive oil.Balsamic Garlic Chicken

From appetizers to the main course olive oil makes things taste SO much better. But not any olive oil will do. Using extra virgin olive oil like Farchioni makes things taste right.

Farchioni Class Oil Farchioni is a great Italian success story that started way back in 1780 and is now on people’s tables all over the world, with products recognized and prized for their quality. Their Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the pride of the Farchioni family, is the fruit of decades of work, study, and experience in selecting the nest quality olives in Italy and other countries. This is why Farchioni is one of the top five producers, bottlers, and distributors of extra-virgin olive oil in Italy.

Why choose European?

 The olive tree has been revered in Europe since Antiquity. Over thousands of years farmers have evolved hundreds of varieties of olive trees (cultivars) and optimized them for different environment conditions and terrains to produce the most delicious yields.

Put your olive oil to the test and try this yummy recipe.IMG_1115

Balsamic Garlic Chicken
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  1. 1½ pounds boneless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  2. salt and pepper to season chicken
  3. 2 tbsp olive oil
  4. 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  5. 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
  6. ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
  7. ¾ cup chicken broth
  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large 10-inch skillet over medium high heat. When skillet and oil are hot, place the chicken in the skillet evenly.
  3. Cook the chicken on one side for 5 minutes until browned, flip the chicken and cook for 3 more minutes.
  4. Set chicken aside.
  5. Add the garlic and the mushrooms into the pan and stir to combine. Cook this for 5 minutes until the mushrooms begin to soften.
  6. Add in the vinegar and broth.
  7. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  8. Uncover the skillet and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes to thicken the sauce slightly.
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Where to Purchase

Farchioni oil is available at Whole Foods North Atlantic Region (New York metro market), Gourmet Garage in NYC, Best Markets in Long Island and Adams Fairacre north of New York City.

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I received this product for free from Moms Meet (, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

Cascade Platinum ActionPacs


You’ve got life upgrades in spades: Whether taking steps into parenthood or taking steps into a new place to call home, there’s a lot going on. Why not upgrade your dishwasher detergent with Cascade® Platinum™ ActionPacs™? With 3X more film-fighting power, better grease cleaning abilities and rinse aid action powered by Shine Shield, these tough-on-grime dishwasher packs make it easy to clean even the hardiest stains. Formulated with the grease-fighting power of Dawn®, ActionPacs™ clean tough food stains better than six bargain brand detergent packs combined. That’s why it’s the #1 recommended detergent by North American dishwasher manufacturers.

As a daily dishwasher user these ActionPacs are really handy. It’s not only easy to use, they actually work.


Lightly rinse your dishes, place an ActionPacs in your compartment, and tada you are done!IMG_5703 IMG_5704

Can’t get enough of Cascade® Platinum™ ActionPacs™? Download these ActionPacs™ coupons and save on the #1 recommended North American dishwasher detergent.

Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation in the BzzAgent program. While Cascade provided me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, the thoughts and statements in this post are my own.

NeilMed Naspira


Does this sound familiar?

Unfortunately with allergy season and cold season this happens often. Until my kiddos learn how to blow their own nose I have to release the mucus for them.

Luckily baby J doesn’t mind it and even smiles when I get our aspirator out.IMG_7445IMG_7434Introducing… NeilMed® Naspira® Nasal-Oral Aspirator

Naspira-FRONTNeliMed® is the largest manufacturer and supplier of LVLP (Large Volume Low Pressure) saline nasal irrigation systems in the world. The mission of the company is safety, affordability, and effectiveness to sustain long-term growth and create drug-free and effective nasal/sinus care for millions of consumers worldwide. NeilMed products help to alleviate common nasal and sinus symptoms in a simple, safe, effective, and affordable way. Additionally, NeilMed has developed a growing line of products for baby care, ear care, and first aid.

Just the Facts

NeilMed® Naspira® Nasal-Oral Aspirator is the world’s most uniquely designed nasal aspirator system that safely and effectively suctions baby’s and toddler’s stuffy, runny or congested noses.

With the unique, transparent 2-in-1 design, you can either use it as a NeilMed® NasaBulb aspirator or as an effective Nasal-Oral suction device, where parents can use suction force generated by the mouth to alleviate nasal congestion in babies and small children.Naspira-PT01The high-grade, all-silicone design allows for easy pull apart cleaning of all components, as well as sterilization through boiling water or microwave disinfection protocol.

The NeilMed® Naspira® Nasal-Oral Aspirator includes 7 in-line disposable filters to prevent mucus from inadvertently entering the tubing and reaching the user’s mouth.

Where to Purchase

NeliMed products can be found at Target, WalMart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Bed Bath and Beyond, Harmon, Kinney Drugs, Shop Rite, Brookshire’s,,, and

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Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation with the Moms Meet program. While NeliMed provided me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, the thoughts and statements in this post are my own.

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Grateful Naturals

Now that I go kickboxing several times a week I need something to keep the funk at bay.

But after many different deodorant brands (even a men’s brand) I was still getting funky mid way through class.

On the hunt for something better I came across, Grateful Naturals.  13118863_1724954091057877_302442749792600507_nThis mompreneur makes amazing stuff! She makes things like lip balm, sunscreen, hand sanitizer and other goodies. Her items are natural, without any harsh chemicals and with ingredients you can actually pronounce. Plus they smell great too!!

I tested out her deodorant in lavender for the week. IMG_4923IMG_4922Just after one try I noticed a difference.

First thing I noticed was the color. It didn’t freakishly white like those other sticks. It looked like a natural color. Kinda what it should look like if one was to use natural ingredients.

Second was the texture. It was thicker. I didn’t feel the need to spread it several of times as it came out thick the first time.

Next was the smell. I love lavender but this smelled like fresh garden picked lavender. I loved it!

After a week of using it I no longer found myself smelling funky mid class AND I found myself not needing to reapply before class.

I am so excited to have found this deodorant!!

Thank you Grateful Naturals for your awesome deodorant!

Can’t wait to try your the rest of your products.

Where to Purchase

Grateful Naturals products are sold locally and online.

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Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation. While Grateful Naturals provided me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, the thoughts and statements in this post are my own.


Solgar U Cubes

It’s important to make sure your whole family is taking vitamins year-round, but it’s especially crucial during the cold months, when you spend more time inside. Did you know supplements that contain vitamin D3, like Solgar® U-CubesTM, can help your body stay balanced when you see less sunlight?

Introducing…Solgar U-Cubes.

Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 8.25.02 PM Just the Facts

Building strong bones early on can be the best way to support bone health later in life.

Calcium and vitamin D are two key nutrients for healthy bones and teeth, and vitamin D also helps support immune-system health.

Four gummies provide the pediatrician-recommended 600 IU of vitamin D3.

Solgar® U-Cubes are made in small batches to ensure the highest quality and rigorously tested for safety and potency… but never animal tested.

Plus, these yummy gummies are non-GMO and contain no artificial colors or flavors, gluten, wheat, or dairy.

A 120-count bottle of Solgar® U-Cubes Calcium with D3 Gummies retails for $19.98, and the 60-count retails for $11.98.

U-Cubes Calcium with D3 Gummies can be taken alone or in combination with Solgar® U-Cubes Multi-Vitamin & Mineral Gummies.


My daughter and I both love these vitamins! They taste great while working on keeping our bodies balanced. Sarah’s favorite flavor is the light pink color. She says it looks like a piece of Elsa’s magic snow. I just love her imagination!


Where to Purchase

Solgar products are sold at independent health food stores, Vitamin Shoppe, Sprouts, select Whole Foods, Wegmans, and Fairway. To find a Solgar in your area, visit their store locator here.

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Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation in the Moms Meet program. While Solgar provided me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, the thoughts and statements in this post are my own.


I love trying new things and I love jewelry. So when I heard about Rocksbox I was super excited to try it out!Screen Shot 2016-02-06 at 9.48.12 PM

You start off by taking a style survey and add items to your jewelry wish list.

For only $19/month you can wear the jewelry and then return it! Or if you’d like your pieces you can buy them.

Every set has 3 pieces of designer jewelry worth an average of $200 per set.

Each piece is hand selected for you based on your style and specific requests.

Each box comes with a personalized note from your stylist. IMG_0793Return your box anytime and as often as you like. Simply put your jewelry back in the prepaid envelope and they will send you 3 more pieces on your wish list!IMG_0792I’ve been getting Rocksbox for the past 3 months. It’s been so fun! 

Here is peek into my boxes…

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So Delicious Coffee Creamers

With so many allergies in school these days it’s hard to find things that everyone can eat together.

So when it was my turn to bring a snack to mommy and me, I decided to bring my new favorite creamer.

Introducing…So Delicious Coconut Milk Coffee Creamers.Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 7.30.55 PM

So Delicious® Dairy Free has been bringing joy to dairy-free lives for more than twenty- five years. They offer an array of delicious dairy-free delights you can feel good about sipping, biting, pouring, scooping, licking, and chugging throughout your day. From their world-class allergen-testing program to the innovative work they do creating products made with only the highest quality ingredients, So Delicious® Dairy Free is committed to doing the right things for people and the planet. Many of their products are made with organic ingredients, are always certified vegan, and have no artificial flavors, colors, trans-fats, or hydrogenated oils.

My favorite flavor is hazelnut.IMG_4309 IMG_4310 IMG_4313 I love the creamy texture and sweet, but subtle flavor.

The moms enjoyed their coffee while the kids munched on some snacks. IMG_3968Gosh they are so cute!

Just the facts

So Delicious® Dairy Free Coconut milk Coffee Creamers are a delicious dairy-free alternative to traditional coffee creamers.

Made with organic coconuts, these plant-based creamers are egg-free, gluten-free, Certified Vegan, and Non-GMO Project Verified. They are also free of carrageenan and titanium dioxide.

So Delicious® Dairy Free Coconut milk Coffee Creamers are available in three flavors: Original, Hazelnut, and French Vanilla.

These cholesterol-free creamers do not contain artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or high-fructose corn syrup.

So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut milk coffee creamers suggested retail price is $3.99 and $4.58 for quarts.

Where to purchase:

So Delicious® Dairy Free products are available at natural food stores like Whole Foods and at other grocery stores like Safeway, Kroger, and Stop & Shop. To find products in your area, visit their store locator here.

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Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation in the Moms Meet program. While So Delicious provided me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, the thoughts and statements in this post are my own.

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