Thursday, December 8, 2016

Holiday Gifting With Bouchard Chocolate Pralines


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

   With the holidays upon us, you may be wondering what kind of gift to give a certain someone in your life. Maybe the ones that "have everything", or are just too hard to buy for. You can't go wrong with gifting chocolate! Unless of course the person does not like chocolate, but if they do, chocolate is always a great go-to gift.

   Bouchard Chocolate Pralines make a beautiful little gift, and look great in their holiday box. Inside is filled with delicious chocolate pieces made directly from Belgium. They have flavors like Almond Gingerbread, Raspberry Ganache, and Coconut Cream, just to name a few. Every single flavor is rich and delicious, just like chocolate should be. I love the design each chocolate has, whether it's whipped to perfection, topped with flakes, or carved into a master piece; 
It's like each chocolate has a story to tell and once you bite into it, 
you can taste those sweet words dripping off your lips.


We have thoroughly enjoyed trying each flavor of chocolate. There is a nice variety of flavors inside, something everyone can enjoy. Chocolate makes the perfect gift for those with an insatiable sweet tooth, and this beautiful box looks great under the Christmas tree!!



Bouchard Chocolate Pralines can be found in Target for the Holiday Season.
Also visit bouchardchocolate.com for more information and products, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram


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


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Buttons and Pleats Cozy Plaid Blanket Shawl Scarves

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

Stay warm and cozy this season with some beautiful scarfs! 
... That also double as blankets!

The Buttons and Pleats Plaid Shawl and the Buttons and Pleats Plaid Blanket Scarf are both equally beautiful pieces. They are super soft and their design is perfect for the holidays. I really love the colors for Christmas-time. Both items can be used in a variety of ways. As a scarf around your neck to keep you warm, as a shawl on your shoulders, a blanket for your lap, or a blanket around the bottom of your Christmas tree, draped across your couch...in a cozy arm chair...there are so many choices to use these beautiful plaid shawls for. They are both very large too making them the perfect size for a lap blanket! The soft texture feels nice against your skin, and keeps you feeling warm and comfy. There was only one downside I found to these beauties. The fabric sheds, so if you're wearing dark clothing, it will show little hair fibers everywhere. If that's not a big issue, these are perfect and would make a great gift.
Buttons and Pleats Plaid Blanket Scarf

You can find both of the scarves available for purchase on Amazon for a great price. They are equally beautiful and look great whether it's around your neck, on the rocking chair, or draped across your couch. They add a nice touch to the holiday season, bringing coziness all around!

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

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Dr. Mercola Complete Probiotic Powder Packets

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

  Taking Probiotics is a good way to enhance your health by giving your body healthy bacteria to keep your immune system up and remove toxins in the body. But sometimes taking a Probiotic daily, in the form of a pill, can be tiresome. With Dr. Mercola's Complete Probiotic Powder Packets, you can drink your probiotic daily, just by adding it to a bottle of water or juice!


Dr. Mercola's Complete Probiotic Powder Packets contain 10 strains of bacteria including super-strain lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, promoting an optimal environments for "gut-friendly" bacteria to grow in. These bacteria help support your immune system, keep blood pressure in the normal range, and help remove harmful toxins in the body. Dr. Mercola's has two different Complete Probiotic packs available, one for adults and one for children. The adult packs have 70 billion beneficial bacteria, while the children's has 10 million, in each serving. So you not only get a delicious drink, you also get a healthy dose of bacteria to clean your system. Each little packet is easy to take and make on the go. You just tear open the packet and pour the powder into your drink. Shake and it's ready to go!

Both my husband and son love taking Dr. Mercola's Complete Probiotic Powder Packets each day. When making the drink, I usually do all water or 3/4 water and 1/4 of some kind of juice. My son loves this beverage, drinking it daily with his breakfast. He even asks for it upon waking each morning! I love the fact that he's also getting extra water in without a problem! And because of its sweet organic raspberry flavor, it tastes like a juice in itself. The powder seems to mix well in water, although it leaves some powdery residue behind, but it's pretty much that way with most powder drinks. Because of that, I am one that prefers the chewable probiotics, but these are great for those who have a hard time swallowing pills.. Plus they are packed with such healthy bacteria that helps our bodies filter toxins. Definitely a product I recommend.

You find Dr. Mercola products available at shop.mercola.com where one box or Complete Probiotic Powder PAckets for adults retails for about $41.97 and for children, $29.97- 30 packs in a box. You can also find Mercola Products and information on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.


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, November 16, 2016

National Geographic's The Book of Heroes and The Book of Heroines + A GIVEAWAY!!

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

   Did you know that National Geographic publishes more than 100 books a year and has more than 600 titles currently in print world wide? Many of their pieces are award-winners and best sellers including the National Geographic Kids Almanac and the Weird But True series. These books are filled with informative facts, colorful graphics and beautiful photography to keep kids attention. One of National Geographic's missions is to inspire kids to learn, and empower them to make the world better.


   National Geographic recently published The Book of Heroes and The Book of Heroines, equally filled with the men and women hero's of our world. They focus on people such as Mother Teresa, Michael Jordan, Tina Fey, Galileo, Emma Watson, and so much more. Each book is filled with true stories of these amazing people. Whether it be a superstar, war hero, world leader, peacemaker, sports legend, ect., these people are widely admired for their accomplishments.


   Are there any heroes or heroines close to you in your own life? A hero can be anyone who you deem one; but every hero shares similar qualities. They are courageous, compassionate, competent, inspiring, they never quit, and they leap to take action. Allowing your children to learn about heroes and heroines around the world is a wonderful thing. It can teach them to be a hero in their own life, as well as see real life heroes all around them. In both of the National Geographic books, you and your children can read story after story of these amazing people who are real life hero's that walk the world around us.


The Book of Heroes and The Book of Heroines are available for purchase in many bookstores around the world for a retail price of $14.99. They are also available on Amazon in the links below:

The Book of Heroes: http://amzn.to/2beAC6A
The Book of Heroines: http://amzn.to/2by07NU

If you would like to connect with National Geographic Kids Books online, visit kids.nationalgeographic.com where you can see their latest products and you will also have access to special offers and discounts! You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

*And guess what?! One reader will have the chance to win your very own set of National Geographic Hero and Heroine Books! Please enter the Rafflecopter below and I will choose a winner shortly. Good luck! 

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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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Vitamin A Day With L'il Critters Gummy Vites

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

     L'il Critters Gummy Vites are one of the #1 Kid's Gummy Vitamin Brands out there, made with naturally sourced ingredients and fun different shapes. These vitamins are packed with essential vitamins and minerals to help support and maintain healthy growth and development. They do not contain any high fructose corn syrup or synthetic dyes. They are also Gluten Free. 
The gummies come in three flavors: Cherry, Berry, and Citrus.



    I love that these Gummy Vites are made with naturally sourced colors and flavors. They are packed with vitamins your little one needs and have a decent flavor for taking each day. I am not too fond of them being so close to the gummy bear candy, as little ones might think they are getting candy instead of a healthy vitamin, but the idea is cute. The texture of these gummies is a lot thicker than a gummy bear candy, so younger children might have a harder time chewing them up. The colors are vibrant and attractive, making it easy for kids to want to take them. Overall, they seem like decent vitamins, good for taking each day. 


Find Gummy Vites available for purchase in your local stores. 
You can also visit them on Facebook. Be sure to get your $1 OFF
 Coupon by clicking HERE, to use on your next purchase! 
 

I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.



Friday, November 11, 2016

Squeaky Clean Hair With Luseta Shampoo + Conditioner

At first scent from the bottle, The Tea Tree/Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner mix of these soaps smelled like a Peppermint Candy Cane, which I loved! But once I applied it to my hair, it smelled very strong of Tea Tree Oil, and very medicinal which I did not like. But because of the tea tree oil, my scalp could feel the healing properties, which is great for dandruff and healing. The scent doesn't linger though which is good since I didn't care for the smell, and my hair was left feeling soft and clean. The size of these little bottles are perfect for traveling or spending the night at a friend or families house. But I prefer the Luseta Coconut Milk soaps over these.
 I really love the smell of the Luseta Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner!! It's something you would imagine at a tropical beach, so rich and pleasant. These little travel size bottles are perfect for traveling or spending the night at a friend or families house. The soaps are rich and creamy and lather well in my hair. It washes out easy and left me hair feeling soft and lightweight. The only thing I wish different is that the scent would linger in my hair. I thought that with how potent the soaps were, that my hair would smell like coconuts afterward. It seems the smell has washed out though, because I barely smell a hint of the coconut. That's the only thing I would change, other than that, the shampoo and conditioner is great and my hair is clean and soft!

    You can find these travel size bottled soaps both available for purchase on Amazon. The Luseta Coconut Milk Shampoo + Conditioner Coconut is available HERE, and the Luseta Tea Tree & Argan Oil Shampoo + Conditioner Can be found HERE.

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

Thursday, November 10, 2016

With My Eyes Wide Open - Book Review


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

With My Eyes Wide Open by Brian "Head" Welch is an amazing read on the life of a Rock Star in the band called KoRn. Brian was slowly losing his life and everything around him to the addiction of drugs and alcohol. Until miraculously, he experienced a life-changing spiritual awakening that freed him from his addiction, and caused him to leave his band back in 2005. In the time of leaving, he experience a decade-long "trial by fire". He experienced the trial of fathering his teen daughter who was lost in depression, he attempted to play music solo, and he survived the betrayal of his most trusted friend. Brian lived a hard redemption period, but it was a good time of reflection on his life. He later decided to return to his musical roots and rejoin with his band KoRn. But this time in a more positive route, with a clear head and a devoted heart.

"God will love you into the freedom of being yourself, as long as you keep the relationship going and never, ever quit."

When I first saw this book available to review, I knew I had to read it. As a teenager, you could find me in my room with the music of KoRn blasting from my speakers while I wrote depressing poems about life. I listened to their words as they reached into my soul, allowing me to feel emotions I never knew were even there. Fast forward to about a decade and some later (wow that makes me feel old haha) I come across this book and I was so pleased to read it. Hearing about Brian's life, the choices he made, and the eye opening experience he walked through was such a great read. I love the way of his writing, how it flows with the serious stuff he face but also in how he uses humor to get by. Reading about his life stories make it feel like you get to hear him speak about it in person. If you were ever a lover of KoRn, or really any metal music, this is a great book for you to read! I am glad I got the chance to.

 You can find With My Eyes Wide Open available for purchase at thomasnelson.com or on Amazon available in Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, or Kindle.
 

 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.