Friday, September 29, 2017

Splenda Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend

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


   Baking season is right around the corner which means lots of sweets will be consumed! But what if you could bake goodies with 50% less calories then usual? With Splenda Naturals Stevia Sweeteners you can enjoy sweets at a lighter balance with half the amount of calories that sugar contains. This sweetener is made with pure cane sugar and stevia leaf extract and contains non-GMO ingredients and no added flavor or colors. Every 1/2 teaspoon of this blend is the equivalent to one full teaspoon of traditional sugar, making it last longer as less is being used! Just think of all the goodies you can make with this!


   In the past, I have never been a huge Splenda fan because it always left a bad aftertaste. I was pleasantly surprised with the Splenda Naturals sweetener, as it tastes amazing and there wasn't any bitter result. This is from Splenda's specialized Reb D blend, much different from their original Reb A blend. You can truly taste the difference! I have made several treats using Splenda Naturals so far...some of those include Easy Sugar Cookies, Lemonade, Apple Tisane, and Cinnamon Cake. I have enjoyed every single recipes I've used this product in. I find the sweetener dissolves extremely well in liquids, and mixes perfectly in batter. And the only aftertaste I'm getting is the ultimate sweetness! I love that I can use less of this sweetener in all my recipes so it doesn't get used up so quickly. I can't wait to see all the sweets I come up with during the Holiday season!



You can find Splenda Naturals Sugar & Stevia Sweetener Blend available for purchase in stores near you including Walmart, Acme, Food Lion, and Weis Markets. Also be sure to visit splenda.com for more products and information, as well as recipes!


 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.

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Seventh Generation's Baby Natural Laundry Detergent

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

    When you have a new baby, your mind becomes worried with all kinds of things from the daily feeding and care of your little one, to expenses, surroundings, and more. An over looked worry is what and how you will wash your babies clothing. There aren't many laundry soaps specifically for baby use, but the handful of detergents out there make it easy to narrow down which one you will use. You want to be sure your detergent is gentle for your little ones sensitive skin, while also being strong in keeping clothing clean and stain free. 

   With Seventh Generation's Baby Natural Laundry Detergent, your babies clothing will be cleaned by a special hypoallergenic formula using the power of enzymes working together to target tough baby stains, such as spit-up, formula residue, diaper blowouts, and more. This is a great detergent for cloth diapers as well, even the whole family can use it! In using this product, I found that it bubbles well in the wash, and leaves our clothes looking clean as they should. There is no leftover smells or irritants, just clean clothes that we can feel good about wearing! I love that this soap is made using plant-derived agents as this is much better for us and the environment. You will find that Seventh Generation's Baby Natural Laundry Detergent is a USDA Certified Biobased Product by 97% and it is free from fragrances, dyes, and artificial brighteners. It's the perfect laundry soap for new babies, but really for the whole family! 

For more information on Seventh Generation's Baby Natural Laundry Detergent and other products, visit seventhgeneration.com You can also find this product available for purchase on Amazon or in a store near you.


I am member of Generation Good, and received this product to try for free.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Lundberg Family Farms Grounded Snacks Tortilla Chips

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

   Do you enjoy snacking on chips but worry about the unhealthy factors of so many brands out there?
With Lundberg Family Farms Grounded Snacks Tortilla Chips, you can snack to your hearts desire and feel good about the healthy ingredients they contain. These chips are made with organic grains including Red Rice and Quinoa, and they come in five different flavors: Cinnamon Sugar, Ancho Chile, French  Onion, Aged White Cheddar, and Pink Himalayan Salt.


   Me and my family have thoroughly enjoyed trying Lundberg Family Farms Grounded Snacks Tortilla Chips, and love the healthy ingredients they contain. There is a favorite flavor for each of us, but we all enjoy the organic spices used to season up each chip! My top flavor of the chips were the Ancho Chile. These chips had a sweet yet spicy taste, but not too spicy to where it's overwhelming... They were perfectly seasoned! I thought I would like the Cinnamon Sugar chips most, but surprisingly they were my least favorite. Though they did have a delicious sweetness to them, I think I prefer the more savory route. I love that I can feel good about sharing these chips with my family. These products are USDA Certified Organic, made with only whole grains, they are gluten and allergen free, Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan, and kosher. They have become a new family favorite, my only complaint is the bags aren't filled very much. I would say, each bag was about less than halfway filled making them pretty pricey at $3.49 for a 5.5oz bag.

   I also had the opportunity to try two other Lundberg Family Farms products. The Organic Sprouted Brown Basmati Rice and the Organic Salted Rice Cakes. We eat rice for many of our dinners so this is nice to try out. And the rice cakes, my son just loves. I found they were a little too salty for me but they make great afternoon snacks for my son to enjoy. I'm sure I would love their other flavors!

   If you're looking for a new brand that has healthy options from meals to snacking to appetizers and baking, check out Lundberg Family Farms products. They have a variety of food items to try! You can find them in stores near you, as well as purchase them on Amazon and Thrive Markets. Be sure to visit them at lundberg.com as well as find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.


I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. 
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Do One Thing Every Day That Makes You Happy - A Journal By Robie Rogge and Dian G. Smith

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


    We could all use a little bit more happiness in the world, and keeping track of those things that make you happy lead you to even more happiness! With the journal "Do One Thing Every Day That Makes You Happy" by Robie Rogge and Dian G. Smith, you can jot down all the things that are bringing you happiness. This journal is filled with little prompts and exercises to help you look outside of yourself to find things that cheer you up and fill you with peace and bring joy to each day of your lives. You will learn more about yourself along the way, finding new things you may have never realized you enjoyed before! 

If you are someone that enjoys filling in answers, learning about yourself more, and following daily journal prompts, than this is the book for you! I love the many pages of little things you can jot down about, filled with quotes and encouragement as well. This book will get you thinking and open up your mind to get to know yourself a little better. It's a fun little book that you can take with you on travel. It's small enough to fit in your bag or purse, and you can fill in one page a day or several at a time! It would make a great birthday gift or to give just to cheer someone up.

You can find Do One Thing Every Day That Makes You Happy available for purchase at Penguin Random Books as well as on Amazon for a great price.


This review is made possible by the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group via Blogging for Books,  
by providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sea-Band Mama! Acupressure Wrist Bands and More

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

Are you an expecting mama in need of some relief from nausea? With Sea-Band Mama, you can feel better in just a few simple steps. The Sea-Band wrist bands work to relieve nausea by applying pressure to the Nei Kuan acupressure points on both wrists. This relieves nausea symptoms related to morning sickness in an easy drug-free approach. You can pair these bands with the Sea-Band Mama Ginger Lozenges and the Sea-Band Mama Ginger and Spearmint Rollette.

The Sea-Band Mama Ginger Lozenges are formulated with Zingiber Officinale which contains the essential oils of gingerol and shogal. Ginger is a proven ingredient that helps heal the pain of upset stomachs by stimulating digestive juices in the stomach, neutralizing acids, and soothing any irritation you may be facing. To stack on the relief of nausea, you can use the Sea-Band Mama Ginger and Spearmint Rollette with a quick roll to the wrists, temples, and/or chest to help you feel calm and well. This rollette contains a handmade blend of natural essential oils including Lime, Spearmint, and Ginger that will help stimulate the mind and body, bringing you to a state of peace and relaxation. When you inhale the scent, the aroma sends signals to your bodies limbic system telling it to release natural chemicals your body makes to relieve your upset stomach. Mixing the three of these steps together will give you much relief from nausea and motion symptoms.

It's always interesting to me, to see how acupressure points and essential oils seem to help when your body is in a certain state of stress. I do not get motion sickness often, but when I do, I like to have Sea-Band products on hand. The wrist bands bring a small amount of relief when needed but I really like the lozenges most. I have found them to be most effective, and help my mouth feel refreshed in doing so. My husband tends to get motion sickness a lot, so having him try the Sea-Band version for adults has been a relieve in some ways. Sea-Band products are a great approach when you want something natural!

I love that Sea-Band not only has products for mamas, but also for other adults and even children! They come in multiple bands, gray for adults, pink for mama's and blue for kids, as well as other colors when available. This is a great way to relieve nausea from car rides, stomach flu, chemotherapy side effects, maybe even roller coaster rides?? Haha. I would definitely give them a shot for all your anti-nausea needs. You just might be surprised to see how they do for you!


You can find Sea-Band Mama! Acupressure Wrist Bands and other products available for purchase at your local CVS pharmacy,  Rite Aid, Walgreen's, Walmart, Target, and many other drug stores and pharmacies near you. You can visit sea-band.com for a list of locations, as well as read up on their products and information. Be sure to visit Sea-Band on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well!


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.