Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Starting My Day With RISE Brewing Co Lattes

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.  

   I recently had the chance to try Rise Brewing Co Lattes, a cold brew coffee that originated from New York. Their coffee has been grown at a high altitude in the Chanchmayo Valley in Peru; made all organic, with purified water. It is 70% less acidic than standard coffee, naturally sweetened, and has no artificial add ins. Each can is complemented with a Nitrogen infusion, which gives the can a nice 'pop' and the coffee a smooth texture with a creamy top.

   The variety pack I received contained the following flavors: Mocha Latte, Classic Latte, Oat Milk Latte, and Original Black.

   Rise Mocha Latte has a creamy taste and texture. It reminds me a bit of an unsweetened chocolate pudding flavor. The organic low fat cocoa powder gives this drink a lightly sweetened chocolate sense with a soft mocha aroma. It is dairy free, made with oat milk, which adds to the creamy smooth texture. It also contains sunflower oil which gives it a hint of nuttiness. This drink contains 15g of sugar and 1g of protein, this latte has 150 calories and is equal to 1 cup of coffee.

    Classic Latte has a slight underlining sour taste, yet slightly sweet and creamy. It is made with organic skim milk and cream, with a sweet cafe aroma. It contains 17g of sugar and 6g of protein, with 125 calories it is equal to 1 cup of coffee. 

   Oat Milk Latte has a strong oats flavor and aroma. It is very similar to the mocha latte, without the added cocoa. It is also made with sunflower oil, giving it a hint of the sunflower nut. This drink is dairy free, made with oat milk and contains 12g of sugar, 1g of protein, and is 130 calories. Also equal to 1 cup of coffee.

     Original Black is just as it sounds, straight black coffee. The color is beautiful and the top froth is as perfect as the others. The coffee itself has a very bitter taste and pungent smell. Made of only organic coffee beans and purified water, it is equal to 2 cups of coffee.

 Which flavor do you think I liked the best? The winner for me is... the MOCHA LATTE! I loved the creamy, natural chocolatey flavor this one carried. Even better, that it's dairy free! So next time your in the store and spot RISE drinks, I suggest any of the latte drinks! They hit the right spot and give you a little sweetness to get your day going. 

 Find more flavors at RISEBrewingCo.com, as well as apparel! 
And for a limited time, get free shipping on all products!

 I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own.

Friday, January 18, 2019

The Cow Said Neigh! - Book Review

 Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.

The Cow Said Neigh - A Farm Story - written by Rory Feek and illustrated by Bruno Robert, is an adorable children's book of animal chaos on the farm. Each animal wishes that it could be something different, so it starts making a different animal noise. It begins with the cow who wishes he could run free like a horse, so he begins to neigh. The horse hears the cow and decides he would like to be a duck, so he can lounge in the pond all day. The duck would like to be a sheep, the sheep would like to be a pig, and so on so forth. Every animal makes the sound of the next animal it sees, with the last animal being a cat that says hello, the farmer hears this and decided the only thing he can do is.. moo like a cow! Which brings the story into a full circle of silly animal sounds! 

I love the illustrations and cute flow of the story. Kids will have so much fun reading along and making the animal sounds as they go. This is a great book for preschoolers learning about animals, and it will bring laughter and fun to every reading session!  

You can find The Cow Said Neigh available for purchase on Amazon or at the Faith Gateway Store, available in either hardcover or board-book.

 This review is made possible by BookLook Bloggers, in providing me a copy of the book 
in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tales of The Kingdom - Book Review

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.

   Tales of the Kingdom, written by David and Karen Mains and illustrated by Zhivko Zhelev, is 84 pages full of inspirational stories of multi-ethnic modern fairy tales to teach children and adults. Each story teaches on morals with good and evil, and the significance for trusting in God.

   There are 12 chapters filled with different characters looking for their worth. From Scarboy and his brother, Little Child, in The Enchanted City. They try to escape the evil of the town, and find what they were looking for in the end. Then there's the Girl Named Dirty who lived with pigs and boasted on her dirtiness. She wanted to make a change after she realized she didn't want to live in filth after all. There's the Baker Who Loved Bread who began to share his bread with others once the King explained the pain he feels when others hurt. There are so many other characters... All of the stories work together and form a metaphorical interpretation of stories in the Bible. It's packed full of adventure and lessons with teaching behind each. I enjoyed the illustrations each story carried, though the book was really hard for me to get interested in. I didn't find the stories very appealing, though you might if you're interested in a science fiction-esque genre. It is said to compare with books such as The Chronicles of Narnia and Pilgrims Progress. The art was my favorite part of the book, as it was done with great detail and color.

You can find Tales of The Kingdom available for purchase on Amazon also visit KingdomTales.com for more books and information.

This review is made possible by BookCrash,  in providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Maud's Sister Hazel(Nut) Coffee N' Frappuccino

Have you tried Maud's Righteous Blends coffee yet?  

Maud's Sister Hazel(Nut) coffee is my favorite flavor from the Maud's coffee pods selection. It has a smooth hazel-nutty flavor, rich in taste and aroma. It is made with premium 100% Arabica coffee beans roasted by their 5th generation roast-master. This coffee is perfect as is, mixed with cream, or turned into a shake. I love blending it with some ice and bananas, and a little bit of sugar, for a smooth frappuccino like drink

  Check out shopblends.com for all the delicious coffee blends. Use my link to get 5% your first order! 


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Daily Goodie Box November 2018

Disclaimer: I received the following product(s) in exchange for my review. All opinions my own.

   I received the November 2018 Daily Goodie Box, check it out below, filled with delicious snacks, self care, and more! 

Who doesn't love cereal?!? Are it's not just for breakfast! Sampling Love Grown cereal was as fun as expected. It tasted like Chocolate Pebbles with a harder crunch. My son enjoyed the texture and the flavor, even without milk! It made a great afternoon snack. And can you believe this cereal is made from beans?! A blend of navy, lentil, and garbanzo beans provide this amazing cereal! Who knew!

I have to say, I had high hopes for this drink, but it was disgusting. Orange and coffee flavors just do not mix well. The swizz if the can popping open and the creamy top were divine to experience, but the flavor was not on par with the other senses. I would LOVE to try their other flavors, such as an Oat Milk Latte or Mocha Latte.

I've loved indulging in 2 gummies a day for the added Vitamin C. The flavor is sweet and the texture is just right. It's like eating candy every day, only it's healthy! These gummies are made with organic and natural ingredients, with no gelatin or pectin, seaweed extract is used instead. They provide antioxidants and help repair body tissues, protect cells, fight off infection, and more! 

This product is great for first aid use, but it also helps heal dry, cracked hands and feet, heal insect bites, relieve rashes, sunburns, and other skin irritations. It's perfect for on the go and a definite recommended piece to bring with you on those camping trips! The salve is made of a homeopathic formula to give you a more natural healing and let your body do the work it needs to without added chemicals in the way. I found this product to be soothing to dry fingers when I washed the dishes too many times haha. It's a great product to have on hand and it's really all you need.

I loved these cashew brittle pieces so much! I usually have a difficult time eating normal peanut brittle because of the hardness, so trying these softer pieces was far more enjoyable! They have the perfect flavor and crunch, that kind of softens further once it's in your mouth. These bite sized snacks are made with just 7 ingredients and crafted from a 60 year old family recipe. They're fantastic! 

M&M's with personalized words or pictures is such a fun idea for holidays and parties. Most people love these mini chocolates and adding that personalized touch makes it go so much further. You can create yours, all the way from the color to the packaging it arrives in. Adding any photos or words of your choice makes it so much fun! What a great gift!

These bars are a genius idea to provide natural energy in each, using a full cup of antioxidant-rich, fair trade coffee and nutrients to get you through that slump. Unfortunately, I expected this bar to be much better than it actually was. I could taste the coffee and the dates, but it really didn't strike me as a "caramel macchiato" flavor. I didn't find it to give me energy as a cup of coffee would, but it was still fun to try it out. I would be interested in their other flavors!

I love trying out different tea brands and this particular one did not disappoint. Made using a blend of Ceylon and Indian black teas with Italian Bergamot essential oils, it made a nice cup to get me going.  I like that they have a decaf and a caffeinated choice as well, along with many other tea flavors!

A sunscreen that doesn't wear off when you sweat makes for the perfect beach day! With a broad spectrum SPF of 30 and being water and sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes, you can enjoy an hour+ worth of fun in the sun. This sunscreen is made of natural mineral zinc only, it's coral reef friendly, and non greasy. Ready for summer!

It's been another fun month of my Daily Goodies Goodie Box. What product did you like most? If you would love to sample products like those above, check out dailygoodiebox.com and sign up!
 I received complimentary product(s) in exchange for an honest review. All opinions my own.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Making Knee Holes Cute Again

Do your kids tend to get a lot of knee holes in their jeans? 

   In the warmer seasons, you can always cut the pants off into shorts, but what about for the colder seasons? Or if you just want to keep the pants as...pants? Sewing up the hole, with a patch on the inside (where it can't be seen) then adding on little embellishments can turn your jeans into a fun, new, and wearable style! All it takes is a little bit of imagination and craftiness. I made this cute monster face design using felt! It was so easy and look how cute it came out? The hole is now a little monster face...perfect for a crazy little monster of a boy!