Wednesday, March 29, 2017

CTA Digital 2-in-1 Flexible Floor Stand LED Lamp & Mount

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

This 2-in-1 Flexible Floor Stand LED Lamp & Mount is amazing! It holds a phone or iPad making it easier to read, play games or watch movies on your device without having to hold it in your hands! Plus it doubles as a lamp! We love it! 


The set up was so easy to do. You just screw the pole into bottom plate with the provided tools, and connect the poles together and it's ready to go. It has a USB plug with an adapter that allows the light part of the lamp to work. And the on/off switch works with just a click, allowing the lamp to be on bright with one click, then brighter with the next, and the 3rd click turns it off. 


The mount is easy to work with and holds our Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phones perfectly. It is also made to hold a tablet. This is such a great product and makes reading on the kindle, watching movies, or playing games hands-free and so much easier. It's freeing for your hands so you can just lay in bed or on the couch while using your device. And if you just want to read for the night, the lamp shines bright and looks great by your desk, couch, or bed. 



The poles can reach the height of 6ft or lower, so it can really sit up high. And the adjustable lamp neck is such a great feature for the best look. We really love this lamp and might have to get another for both bedsides!


You can find the CTA Digital 2-in-1 Flexible Floor Stand LED Lamp & Mount available for purchase on Amazon with free shipping.



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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Kidcraft Transportation Station Train Set

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


   When I first saw the Kidcraft Transportation Station Train Set for ages 3 & up, I thought it was adorable and wanted to give it to my 3 year old nephew as a gift. But in receiving it, I don't feel like it's very gift friendly. The box it comes in isn't very appealing, and the set is ridiculous for a 3 year old to set up. Even I had a hard time with it. The pieces all come individually wrapped in either foam paper or plastic, which protects the items, and keeps it organized. So I opened all the parts, and begin setting the train set up. 



The instructions included are hard to understand, but you get the hang of it after a bit, only to find that some of the wooden train tracks do not fit together well at all. I found myself having to force the pieces in order to fit. It seems that the cutting was done poorly, so a lot of the tracks fit like wrong puzzle pieces. And then you have to screw some of the pieces together to make the Transportation Station Area, which isn't 3 year old friendly so a parent will definitely have to help. I put most of the set together, and found it is still pretty adorable once put together. But such a pain putting together. I am now uncertain if I will gift this to my nephew, because it just doesn't seem like gifting quality. We'll see though. I do love the little wooden pieces, such as the trees, tractor, and two little people. I wish the airplane and light post were wooden; But they are made of plastic, as well as some of the other pieces. I like that this set includes a mat to build the tracks on (I realize I built mine backward on it lol) but there are some flaws with this product and I really do not feel it is worth such a high price.


You can find the Kidcraft Transportation Station Train Set available for purchase on Amazon for just under $30.



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

Monday, March 20, 2017

Shop Uncommon Goods For All Your Gifting Needs

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

Uncommon Goods has a large variety of household items and gifts to choose from, including jewelry, wall art, dishware, toys, and so much more! There is truly something for everyone, making it the perfect go-to shopping site for fun and unique items. I recently had the opportunity to review a handful of items from their site, mostly items to add to my kitchen. 

I am very pleased with my purchase, finding items from their easy to browse pages was a lot of fun but hard to choose just what I wanted because there are so many items I love! I decided to go with some useful items that I needed around the kitchen, and a little something special for my husband since both me and my son had some fun with purchases. 

The first item I chose was the 6 Piece Baker's Storage Set, so I could store my sugar and flour, as well as other items, in organized little containers. Each container is a different size and contains a vacuum sealed lid to keep goods fresh and long lasting. You can store many different things in these containers, including snacks and homemade goods. I was most excited about the largest container, as it holds up to 5lbs, making it perfect for holding flour. My excitement quickly faded when I saw the bottom was busted, so I can't use it to hold flour like I hoped. I ended up taping the bottom of the large container, and am currently using it for cookie/cracker snacks. It's holding up, but without the tape, crumbs can easily fall through which is why it can't be used for flour. According to some reviews I've read, this seems to happen to quite a few shipments of this product. Pretty disappointing...But the other containers are as they should be so that is at least good.

I'm not a big Math person, but I thought the Proof is in the Pudding bowls were so cute! I love the "British-style pudding basin" size and creative Math theorems to read with every bite. Inside the bottom of each bowl holds the answer, or proof, to the theorem. These make such a great gift for Math teachers or those that really just love Math. Four bowls come in this set. They stack together for saving space in the cupboard and they are heavy duty, durable pieces that look great for any snack. I think they're perfect for holding ice cream :)

Since I received a set of bowls, I decided I needed some new plates to go with them. I went back and forth on the plates I would choose, but these ones caught my eye. The Stoneware TV Dinner Trays speak nostalgia all over them. The days when we would get frozen microwave dinners as a kid, though those trays were black, I was just reminded me of them, and they're just so stinkin' cute! These plates are made of durable heavy duty stoneware. They're amazing because you can even use them in the oven! I love the little compartments so you can separate your food as needed...They came in handy when we got takeout and wanted each item in its own little spot.


Because the previous plates only came in a set of 2, one for me and one for my husband, I realized I should probably find a new plate for our son to enjoy too. That's when I found the Mr. Food Face Plate. I have wanted one of these plates for years now, so finding that Uncommon Goods sells them made me happy! These plates are so much fun and make eating meals even funner. My son always looks forward to the new funny faces that show up with each meal. It's really a treat to get to enjoy this kind of foodie fun. The plate is made of food-safe ceramic so it's best for kids ages 3 and up. This is probably my most favorite item in the whole box, because it is just too much fun. The options are endless, making this guys funny face and enjoying meal after meal full of laughs.


The last item of my Uncommon Goods package were two pair of men's socks, purchased especially for my hubby.  He loves to wear bold and fun socks with his business attire, so I chose the Men's Burger Socks because they are silly and he loves burgers, and the Men's Bullseye Socks, because the Army ones weren't available haha. Both pair of socks our equally comfy, made of a cotton and spandex blend, while correct to fit. The designs are bright and bold, making them fun for every day wear!


I have enjoyed all my Uncommon Goods items, and definitely recommend them for your future purchases. Whether you need a gift for the upcoming wedding or baby shower, birthday or anniversary, housewarming or just because, there are a ton of exciting items and great gift options to choose from. Visit UncommonGoods.com to check out all the amazing products!


I received complimentary products in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Getting Gut Healthy With Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics

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


   Are you looking for an easy way to build your immune system while getting a healthier gut? DrOhhira's Probiotics are an all natural probiotic designed to support digestion, absorb nutrients, and give you a healthy immune system. These probiotics contain natural ingredients, that have never been grown in a lab, such as mountain spring water and fruits and vegetables that have been fermented for three years and have 12 probiotic strains. The nutrients taken from this fermentation process help encourage your body to grow its own friendly bacteria, to result in a healthier inside environment.

   I recently had the chance to try the Dr. Ohhira Probiotics Original Formula, as well as some other Ohhira products, and I love the naturalness of each of them. The probiotics in the original formula are made complete with live cultures and contain fermented fruits, vegetables, including mushroom and seaweed. This contains a full system of prebiotics, enzymes, micro-nutrients, and organic acids to promote a healthy digestive system with nutrient absorption, helping metabolism flow, and give off a better immune response. 

   Upon taking these probiotics, which you take 1 capsule twice a day, you may have minor temporary reactions to them, such as bloating or mild laxative or constipating effects. This happens because the beneficial bacteria is rebuilding the environment in your gut, by detoxifying your system, and your body acts in the way it will. Both me and my husband tried taking these probiotics, and both experienced uncomfortable bloating and constipation. Because of this downfall, neither of us want to continue this product, as we have had better results with other products. But remember, this differs per person, and might not have any effects on another! If you can handle these possible side effects, or look past them, Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics are a great set to try. Their natural ingredients make them better for taking, and they are also vegetarian friendly, as they contain no dairy, eggs, fish, crustaceans shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts or soybeans, though they do contain fermented soy. They are also gluten free, and non-gmo. These are one of the better probiotics out there and very popular among the world.
 
   Some other Dr. Ohhira products I received are the Dr. Ohhira Essential Living Oils, Propolis PLUS supplements, and the Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar. The Dr. Ohhira Essential Living Oils are a great alternative to fish oils, as these are vegan and contain 8 natural plant and seeds oils: Rice Bran, Borage Seed, Sunflower Seed, Avocado Oil, Flax Seed, Perilla Seed, Japanese Tea Seed, and Olive Oil. Each one extracted, prepared, and cold-pressed into a plant based healthy fat. This gives your body a balance of Linolenic Acids of Omega-3, Omega-6, and GLA, and Oleic Acid of Omega-9. Taking these pills on a daily basis will help your body maintain a healthy cell membrane function by letting in good nutrients and sending the wasteful ones out. It will also promote nervous system function, give off a healthy immune system response, help build hormones, and maintain a healthy cholesterol level when in normal range.

   The Dr. Ohhira Propolis PLUS supplements works as an immune supporting antioxidant that also help with digestive function. it contains Brazilian green propolis from honey bee hives, blended with Vitamin E and flax seed oil, making it a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and prebiotic and probiotic strains with highly absorbent astaxanthin extracted from seaweed. These supplements are vegetarian certified and also help ease joints giving them comfort, help achieve cardiovascular wellness, and give an overall healthier nervous system.


   The Dr. Ohhira Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar was my favorite product so far. This bar contains 14 natural plant extracts mixed with coconut oil and Probiotic Extract made from seaweed and wild herbs that have been hand-harvested in the mountains of Chugoku district in Japan. This soap is filled with antimicrobial health benefits and contain no fragrances, stabilizers, deodorants, preservatives, chemicals or artificial colors. It helps nourish the skin while cleaning and moisturizing, leaving a soft afterglow. This soap is great for daily use and suitable for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin. I love how soft it leaves me skin feeling, and clean feeling it leaves me with.

   Dr. Ohhira has many products you could try. In fact for a limited time, you can get 20% off Dr. Ohhira's Original Formula Probiotics and get a free Kampuku Beauty Bar, as well as free shipping! This is a great opportunity to snag up! Click here and use the promo code: momj2017 to get your savings!

Find more information and products visit Drohhiraprobiotics.com 
You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.


I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), 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.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

National Geographic Kids Super Readers Club

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


On behalf of March being the National Reading Month, National Geographic Kids helps celebrate and promote the benefits of reading by providing colorful and informative children's books to enjoy!
I am a huge fan of National Geographic books that are filled with so many fun facts and stories. They are great go-to books to use in our homeschooling adventures! 

I love that National Geographic Kids has level reader books, so your child can grow with them based on their reading vocabulary. Each Super Reader book is rated starting with the Pre-Reader where your child is ready to begin learning how to read, to 1: starting to read, 2: Independent Reader, and up to 3, a Fluent Reader, making it fun and exciting ranking higher as they get better in reading. You and your child can visit natgeokids.com/superreaders to become an amazing Super Reader, (even download a certificate claiming so) enjoy some fun activities, and earn prizes as well! A great way to keep them interactive with their reading enjoyment. It's really great that every book has interesting facts your child can learn, as well as silly jokes to keep your kids interested and having fun. There are so many things to enjoy about Nat Geo books, truly something every age level can enjoy!

Below are just a few books National Geographic Kids offers per age level:
Hop, Bunny! as a Pre-Reader filled with easy to read words for your beginning reader, as well as vocabulary tree's to understand words better and a photo with each. This book is so cute, it would be a perfect addition to an upcoming children's Easter basket! :)

Follow Me! and Red Pandas are Level 1 Readers, which contain a little bit more words and sentences for your budding reader. There are also colorful boxes around each page, to help encourage your little ones to look around as they read and find new information to learn on. Lots of fun facts in these ones! 

They even have Spanish books, such as the Level 1 book: Los Dinosaurios. Great for bilingual children, or those learning Spanish as a second language. Very fun to go off of.

I didn't receive any Level 2 books, so on to Sacagawea and Mars for the Level 3 Reader books. These are perfect for your fluent reader, as there is a good amount of reading on each page, but still photos to keep your child interested, and little definition bubbles to teach your reader the meaning of bigger words used. There are even fun facts and silly jokes in this one.

I love all of these Level reader Books! The Animal Ark book makes a fun family reading time story. National Geographic Kids makes many many books your whole family can enjoy. The bright and colorful stories not only bring in facts and information, they also help build your child's imagination and future interest in reading. Paired with the Super Readers club, this is a great way to keep your child motivated in reading!




You can find more information on National Geographic Kids and their latest products by visiting them at natgeokids.com as well as finding them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Happy Reading!!


I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), 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.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Free Product Samples With The Daily Goodie Box!!

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

If you're anything like me, you love getting free samples! It's one of the best ways to try a new product without having to pay the full cost up front, before knowing if you like it or not. With the Daily Goodie Box, you can get a whole box of free goodies and get free shipping too!! All you have to do is become a member, which is 100% free to join, and then you wait to be chosen, and for your goodie box to arrive. It's so simple, totally free, and you get a box full or amazing fun products to review.


I recently signed up with the Daily Goodie Box and received a nice selection of items. In my box it contained: Just Chill Stress Relief  Drink,Vermont Smoke & Cure: Cracked Pepper Beef & Pork Stick, Nature's Bakery Raspberry Fig Bars, Jack N' Jill Natural Toothpaste, Dream Water Sleep Powder, Nellie's All Natural Laundry Soda Pack, Coffee Blocks Butter Coffee, Aloha Daily Good Greens, XyliChew Spearmint Gum, and Gorilly Goods Organic Snack Pack.


I have enjoyed trying each of these products and sharing them with my family!
I think my ultimate favorite product to see in the box was a pack of Nellie's All Natural Laundry Soda, because it has 15 loads in it and I love trying out new soaps for my family. The pack came with a scoop, and you just use a single Tablespoon per load, so this sample will last a few weeks. I wish the detergent lingered a fresh smell on my clean laundry, but it doesn't really have a smell to me. Just clean, which is still awesome! The soap seems to disintegrate well in the water and gets my clothes washed. I really love the included Nellie's Wow Stick Stain Remover, which has a nice lemony smell. Can't wait to see how it works at removing stains!


My next favorite product was the Vermont Smoke & Cure: Cracked Pepper Beef & Pork Stick because this was delicious. My son ate most of it, but I managed to steal a bite real quick and I really enjoyed it! The flavor was fresh and seasoned just right. The texture was perfect for jerky, not too chewy and not too soft. I love the little size these sticks come in, which make them great for afternoon snacks or packing in lunch bags. Both me and my son agree that these sticks are a new favorite!


After an amazing workout, I made me a smoothie using the Aloha Daily Good Greens Chocolate flavored powder. I added frozen apples and peaches, ice, vanilla yogurt, honey, peanut butter, and water...blended well, and it made a really great drink! The powder blended well and didn't leave behind a chalky taste like most do. I could taste a slight amount of the greens, which left a healthy feeling to it, but not bad at all. I could drink this pack daily!


Fig Bars are an excellent snack to have on hand. Their flavor is great and the textures are filling. In trying the Nature's Bakery Raspberry Fig Bars, I was shocked with the sweetness they contained. I have a major sweet tooth myself, but I felt that these bars don't need to be as sweet. Not to say they weren't good though! I think I would enjoy a different flavor, such as apple, better, but they still make a nice little snack. I do wish they were softer such as other brands, but that's not a breaker for me. My husband tried a bar, and had similar thoughts. These bars are good, but i would love to try other flavors!


I have heard such great things about XyliChew Gum so I was really excited to see this in the box. It's gum I can feel safe allowing my son to chew too, so that's a plus! I'm shocked that this gum is actually good for the teeth, which makes it a great substitute to obsessive gum chewers lol. I use to chew Big Red Gum like it was going out of business...I wish I had some XyliChew Spearmint Gum back then! Although this gum loses its flavor terribly fast and leaves a strange taste in the mouth... I think it is still a great thing to keep in your purse or bag. Any time my son wants gum, I feel ok allowing him to chew this, and since the flavor doesn't hang around, he doesn't want to chew it for long which is good in my opinion haha.

I have never heard of the Just Chill Stress Relief Drinks before, but the idea of them is pretty awesome! The flavor I received in my Goodie Box was Ginger and it brings Calm + Focus. I thought this would be a great drink on a hectic day. But I couldn't stand the flavor. The ginger taste is really strong and kind of gives your tongue a bite. If you love ginger, this is definitely the drink for you though. I gave it to my husband, who wasn't fond of the taste either, but he drank the whole thing and it satisfied his soda crave. It's great that these drinks have zero calories and caffeine. I would love to try other flavors!
 Cashews are one of my favorite nuts so have a Gorilly Goods Organic Snack Pack with cashews in it made me happy. This pack was in the flavor: COAST which is Sweet Curry Cashew & Fruit. This was a surprising flavor, yet it taste exactly how it sounds. Like Curry that's sweet. I loved the cashew bites but the raisins were just revolting to me lol. The overall seasoning was perfect though. Not too salty and had a nice flavor.

When I saw the Coffee Blocks Butter Coffee...I was probably most excited about this one. Because... coffee!!! And the fact that it said "Butter Coffee" I instantly thought of a deliciously creamy coffee drink that I could sip on in peace. When I opened the package though, my excitement quickly unraveled. The smell of this stuff reminded me of expired beef bouillon. (It even looked that way!) And when I added it to water as said, it made my entire apartment wreak of that smell. Once I could get past the scent, I took a drink. I quickly ran for something else to get that horrible taste out of my mouth. I was really disappointed with this product because I had high hopes for it, and found it just really awful. I'm curious how people can drink that stuff?!?

The Jack N' Jill Natural Toothpaste sample is so cute and perfect for little kids or traveling. I like that it can be used for even the tiniest teeth ages 6months and up. And if it's swallowed, it won't hurt your little ones bellies. The flavor of toothpaste I received is Black Currant. It has the flavor of a nice drink, such as fruit punch. It leaves the teeth feeling nice and clean, and doesn't leave any weird after effects. This is probably one of my new favorite children's toothpastes. I like the natural ingredients it contains, and that I can feel good about my son using it.


The last item in my Goodie Box was the Dream Water Sleep Powder. I was excited about this product, for my husband to try, as he has insomnia and has a hard time sleeping at night. Products never seem to work for him, so giving this one a shot was doubtful. I wish there were two packets, so I could've tried it as well; But I did get a chance to make his drink and sample a small amount. The smell of the powder is a berry scent, with a very medicine like taste. It also did not dissolve well in cold water, but maybe it would have better in room temperature liquid?? I tried a sip of his drink and decided I didn't want to be the one drinking it anyways. The flavor reminded me of children's berry toothpaste, added to a glass of water lol. My husband said the flavor wasn't great either, but better then some things out there. It also didn't seem to effect him at all. The package said to take within 30 minutes of sleeping. He ended up staying awake for 3 hours after drinking, without feeling tired, and he slept horribly too. Sad to say, this drink didn't work for him. I'm curious to hear the stories of those it has worked for!


I have thoroughly enjoyed trying each product out. Receiving the Daily Goodie Box is like getting a present every time. It's filled with things you never even knew about! I can't wait to get another Goodie Box to explore. If you would like to receive free goodies too, sign up for your own Daily Good Box!
   


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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Straight To The Point With Electric Pencil Sharpeners

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

My son goes through pencils like crazy between his book making and homeschool, so having an electric pencil sharpener on hand is very exciting lol. The WOA Electric Pencil Sharpener is easy to use, whether you have batteries in it or using the included USB plug. I do wish it came with a plugin adapter, however, the USB fits into my phone charger plug so I can use it that way.

I love this sharpeners compact design and ease of use. My son can sharpen pencils on his own using this sharpener, which is great. When sharpening, you have to be sure to hold one hand on the sharpener so it doesn't spin around. It sharpens pencils very nice after a few seconds, including colored pencils. I also tried sharpening cheap Dollar Tree pencils, with those design wrappers on them...the sharpener got the tips sharpened, but at a slower pace and tended to clog the sharpener up.  I would suggest only use the #2 pencils with it. Overall, I am pleased with this pencil sharpener and it's a great product to be able to sharpen pencils quickly from home.
 
 The TripWorthy Electric Pencil Sharpener is another great little pencil sharpener, perfect for our little homeschool area. We really do go through a lot of pencils, so having many electrical sharpeners on hand makes our lives a little easier lol. This sharpener takes 4 batteries, which are not included, though I wish they were! But once you place the batteries in, this little guy is ready to be put to work. It sharpens pencils nicely, and you don't really have to hold on to the sharpener while it sharpens, as you tend to with other models out there. It's easy for my son to use and sharpens quickly. This is a great product if you need to sharpen pencils at home. It's compact design doesn't take up much space and looks nice sitting on the desk!

You can find each of these pencil sharpeners available 
for purchase on Amazon.

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