Category: Reviews

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.

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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!

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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.

Learn More Online

solgar.com

facebook.com/solgar

twitter.com/solgarUS

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.

Rocksbox

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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If you want a FREE month of Rocksbox, use my code:
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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.

Learn More Online

sodeliciousdairyfree.com

facebook.com/sodeliciousdairyfree

twitter.com/so_delicious

instagram.com/so_delicious

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.

Influenster Box #4

I love it when my Influenster Box arrives in the mail!

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See previous boxes below:

#1 // #2 // #3

This is what I received in my box this time.IMG_3526

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream: a rich, quickly absorbing, non-greasy cream that provides long lasting relief for even severely dry skin. this unique formula attracts water to skin and help prevent moisture loss.

CetaphilMy opinion: As someone who washes their hands what feels like 100x a day, it was nice to end the day with a thick layer of Cetaphil cream. The cream left my skin soft and hydrated. The tub was small and perfect to take in my bag or even carry in my pocket. I highly recommenced Cetaphil cream if you are in the market for a thick cream.

Biscoff Cookies: Since 1932 Lotus Biscoff Speculoos have been Europe’s favorite cookie with coffee. Delectably crunchy with a unique taste and flavor, Biscoff is perfect for taking the timeout you deserve.

BiscoffMy opinion: This cookie was simply delicious! It paired well with my coffee. The sweet, grainy texture was really yummy. Even my preschooler enjoyed the cookies.

Ore-Ida Tater Tots: The inventor of the one-and-only Tater Tot. has a crunchy outside and a fluffy inside. Tater Tots potatoes are as tasty as they are fun. Ore-Ida Tater Tots

My opinion: My kiddo loves tater tots! Hubby and I like eating them in casseroles. Check out their recipes here.  

Hallmark itty bittys: Hallmark’s itty bittys® fit a lot of fun in a small package! These charming stuffed animals are perfect as gifts, collectibles or toys for your loved ones.

itty bittysMy opinion: My daughter was over the moon when she saw the itty bitty we were given! These little stuffed toys are super cute! They are just the perfect size for playing and traveling with.

NYC City Proof 24HR Waterproof Eyeliner: a waterproof pencil that is perfect for a on-the-go lifestyle. Just glide on for long lasting 24HR color.

City Proof 24HR Waterproof EyelinerMy opinion: I am not a big eyeliner person, but I liked how easy it was to use.

KISS True Volume Lashes: Made with 100% natural hair, KISS True Volume Lashes blend beautifully with your own lashes.Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 8.17.20 PM

My opinion: I am not a big eyelash person, but I liked how easy it was to use.

KISS Strip Lash Adhesive with Aloe: Enjoy wearing false lashes without the irritation. The KISS Aloe Vera Strip Las Adhesive is a safe and long lasting glue with the refreshing scent of aloe.

KISS Strip Lash Adhesive with AloeMy opinion: I am not a big eyelash person, but I liked how easy it was to use.

Pure Ice Nail Polish: With an array of nail polish colors and effects, from high-pigment creams to shimmering iridescent pearls and multidimensional single coat glitters, our shoppers can always play with color. Pure Ice is proudly made in the USA, without formaldehyde, toluene of DBP.

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My opinion: I was given a light blue color called Bikini. I love the color! It was easy to apply and had a beautiful pigment. 

Have you used or tried an of these items? I’d love to hear your feedback. Let me know below.

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

Boursin

After having so much fun at our Annual Scarf Exchange we decided to get together for a Holiday Gift Exchange.

This time we decided to make it a PJ party! Everyone brought a snack to share.

I brought the best party cheese, Boursin.IMG_0874The world’s first variety of Boursin® was created in 1957 in Normandy by Francois Boursin.  Inspired by a long-standing traditional dish, fromage frais (fresh cheese), in which guests mixed their own seasoned cheese from a bowl of fine herbs, the expert cheese maker introduced Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs.  His recipe quickly became the first flavored fresh cheese to be sold throughout France.  Today, discerning fans in over 35 countries across five continents enjoy the taste of Boursin® Cheese.

I choose two flavors for the night. IMG_0878Both were really yummy! However I preferred the Monterrey Jack & Spicy Pepper. It was creamy, spicy and had perfect combination of herbs.

Thanks Boursin for providing yummy snacks for our fun night in! IMG_0897 - favBoursin cheese is not only to be used as a spread with crackers but it’s also great in recipes. Check out the recipe for these Monterrey Jack & Spicy Pepper Cheese Straws hereBoursin Cheese Straws

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

Studio Fun

A book is a gift you can open again and again. – Garrison Keillor

#momsmeet  #studiofun

Every night before bed hubby or I read a book to our 4 year old daughter. When I was contacted by Moms Meet to do a review of Studio Fun International, a Reader’s Digest company, that has teamed up with the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the first animal welfare organization in North America and the nation’s leading voice for animals, I was super excited! IMG_2412IMG_2409

Studio Fun International, in partnership with the ASPCA, has published a children’s book series, ASPCA kids: Rescue Readers.

Each story is inspired by a real-life animal rescue story from the pet’s point of view and includes facts and photographs of the actual pet that inspired the story.

Each book creates a fun and educational hands-on experience written at a Level 2 reading level for early readers.

The importance of care, protection, and love of animals is incorporated into each tale with a focus on the joyous outcome.

Four to five percent of the purchase price of every book goes directly to the ASPCA to help continue its mission.

Stories are available in paperback, library binding hardcovers, and e-books. The paperback books are priced at $3.99 (each) or $15.96 (for all four) everywhere books are sold.

Our favorite book to read together is I am Daisy.IMG_2410

These books are so fun! We love reading them so much, that they have taken a prime spot on her nightstand.IMG_2408

Connect with Studio Fun online to see the newest releases and get exclusive access to discounts and special offers!

studiofun.com // aspca.org // Facebook

 Want your own set? Thanks to the people at Studio Fun you can get a set of ASPCA kids: Rescue Readers. 

In order to win, you must enter the Rafflecopter below!  
  This contest is open to US residents only.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prizes.  If a prize is not claimed, another winner will be chosen.
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Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation in the Moms Meet program. While Studio Fun provided me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, the thoughts and statements in this post are my own.

Royal Basmati Rice

Just as you wouldn’t call sparkling wine from California champagne, neither would you call rice from France Basmati.

 Royal Brand Basmati Rice is grown from the foothills of the Himalayas, the only authentic place Basmati rice can be grown.

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Truly authentic Basmati can come only from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. There, a perfect harmony of climate, fertile soil and pure spring water produce this most extraordinary grain. The exceptionally fragrant, long-grain rice of Royal® is grown under the careful attention of India’s most expert farmers, and after harvesting it is aged for a minimum of twelve months in temperature-controlled silos. As with fine wine or cheese, this aging process brings out the full flavor of the grain, and also results in a non-sticky texture. This fluffy, aromatic and delicate-tasting rice is sure to enhance any meal.

Cooking Instructions:

Soak rice 15-30 minutes for extra length (optional)

1 cup rice
2 cups of water
1 tbsp. of oil/butter (optional)
pinch of salt (optional)

Stove Top:  Bring 2 cups water to a boil in sauce pan with tight fitting lid. Add 1-cup rice, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes or until water is absorbed.  Once the cooking process is complete, leave the cooked rice in the pan for 5 minutes. Serve.

Microwave: Take 1 cup of Royal® Basmati Rice and gently rinse twice. Drain the rice and add 2¼ cups of fresh water.  Cover tightly with microwave-safe lid and cook on HIGH power setting for 15 minutes*. Remove from microwave.  CAUTION. BOWL WILL BE HOT. Microwave ovens vary. If rice is too hard in the first cooking, use more water. Use less water if it is too soft.

IMG_0226      I tried Royal® Basmati Rice in two different recipes.    

Mushroom Garlic Chicken      
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Roasted Chicken Breasts with Chickpeas and TomatoesIMG_0241

I really enjoyed incorporating Royal Basmati Rice in my dishes. The texture was nice and easy to eat.

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

 

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