Friday, December 15, 2017

One Christmas Bear - Book Review

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


One Christmas Bear by Anne Vittur Kennedy is a sweet little Christmas book to read to young children. From one to ten, your little one will count down each adventure the polar bear has with all of his arctic friends. They experience a land of Christmas Joy filled with ginger cookies, crunchy candy canes, and angel in the snow, plus so much more fun and excitement! 

I love the illustrations in this book. They are colorful and friendly, each page ready for more. It is such a fun story to read to your little ones and will quickly become a holiday favorite. As your children read along, they will enjoy the sites of holiday goodness and it will help bring in that holiday spirit. This is a great one to have in your stack of Christmas books!!

You can find the board book of One Christmas Bear available for purchase on Amazon for under $10


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.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Find That Perfect Gift While Shopping At Uncommon Goods

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


It's that time of year again, where everyone is rushing to purchase Christmas gifts for their family and friends, diving in to all that Black Friday/Pre Holiday Shopping! With thousands of online stores, you can purchase gifts from the comfort of your own home, without having to deal with the craziness of other shoppers. 

Uncommon Goods is a great place to find unique items for those in your life. They have been awarded for outstanding customer service since 2007 and rightfully so! You will find several handmade items, upcycled/recycled art pieces, and special artist designs to support each individual... They literally have something for everyone in all kinds of categories. Kitchenware, home goods, tasty treats, nerdy gifts, and more, there are so many options to choose from to find that perfect gift! I did a little Christmas shopping myself! I was able to find all kinds of goodies to check off my gift list.


Know a Taco loving family? Check out this awesome Tortilla Press, where you can make tortillas in your very own kitchen...how authentic! And not to mention...totally delicious. You just need to make the dough, roll into balls, and start pressing. You will have handmade tortillas to enjoy right in the heart of your home. This kit includes a bottle of hot sauce, a pamphlet filled with recipes and history of the tortilla press, and a nice little kitchen towel. It doesn't come in a very cute box though, and did arrive dusty, so you would want to re-box this before it is gifted to someone. Otherwise this is a fun set and would be perfect for those who love tacos!


How about matching taco socks to go with that tortilla press! Isn't this just a perfect gift? Novelty socks are an excellent gift for men. They have so many fun designs to choose from. My husband loves wearing fun socks with his dress clothes so these will be a hit for him! Another enjoyable gift that many seem to love is the gift of coffee. I know I'm a big coffee lover especially when it smells great! These Bourbon infused Coffee Beans are great for those that enjoy Bourbon with their coffee in the morning. This is a unique item that is sure to start some conversations. Pair that with some Beer Shampoo and you have an incredibly fantastic gift for the men or women in your life.


Looking for a cool kids gift? My son loves Cubebots. I know he's going to love the solid cherry-wood Areaware Cubebot this Christmas. He has a nice little collection going and adding this one in will make him ecstatic. This particular Cubebot is larger than the usual bots, standing at 9.5inches tall, bringing an extra height of fun!


And the Mrs. Food Face Plate brings all kinds of fun to your little one's meals. You can use food to design the plate in so many silly ways. It will bring yourself and your children loads of laughter seeing each meal as a masterpiece. We love the Mr & Ms Food Face Plates. You really can add a variety of silliness to each meal, not only adding more fun to your food, but also getting your children to eat some of the foods they might not eat regularly. I say get one for all the kids!


   There are so many items at Uncommon Goods that will provide gift options for Christmas right around the corner. And with every purchase you make, Uncommon Goods will donate $1 to a non-profit of your choice. Check out uncommongoods.com and see what kind of goodies you can find! 




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









Wednesday, December 6, 2017

BBQ it Up With Rubbin' Right Seasoning

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


    Made from fresh and high quality ingredients, Rubbin' Right brings you delicious rubs to use on all your BBQ meats. They have a variety of flavors including: All Purpose Rub, Combination, Honey Bourbon, Maple Mesquite, and Chili Fixin's. Each one of these seasonings has their own special taste and is great for all different things. You get a taste from Texas in each of these rubs so you know they have to be good! I love that all of these are also made free of MSG and unnecessary fillers. The company prides themselves on flavor being an essential part in your process of cooking so they don't use a ton of salt either. They have spent a lot of time developing each rub to its utmost purpose, providing the perfect blends to enhance all flavors. 
  
Whether you're grilling or smoking, or using an oven or slow cooker, these rubs bring a party to your any meal. You can use them as a dry rub on any meat, including poultry or fish. You can use them to sprinkle over vegetables, baked potatoes, salads, nachos, beans, ect...you can even use them to flavor popcorn or party mixes. There is a lot more to these rubs than just using on meat! When you need to add some special seasoning to your meal, go to Rubbin' Right and try out their flavors! 

You can purchase Rubbin' Right seasoning at rubbinright.com where you can also find more information as well as a variety of recipes to browse through, photos, and more.


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

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Easy Pizza Casserole + Recipe


I recently stumbled across this recipe from Family Cook Book Project for an easy liquid pizza crust recipe, that makes a comforting and delicious pizza casserole, and it is so easy to make! Perfect for a lazy weekday night when you don't feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen. This recipe doesn't require any hand mixing, all you have to do is toss the ingredients into a shaker cup, screw the lid on and shake shake shake! 

 2 eggs 
2/3 C. milk  
^ (I use water works just fine)
1 C. flour 
1 tsp. salt 
1 tsp. pepper 
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
You can really add whatever seasoning you like. I like to add Garlic Pepper and Parsley. 

Then pour the liquid into a greased casserole dish and top it with your desired ingredients. I like to spread the batter around to make sure it is even across the whole dish, then I top on red spaghetti sauce, sprinkle some cheese, layer on the pepperoni and peppers, (I added zucchini slices as well) then top with some more cheese and place into the oven. It's as easy as that and literally takes like 5 minutes to whip it all up. The cooking time is anywhere from 30-60 minutes...I give such a wide time range because all ovens are different, and the texture you desire is as well. I like for ours to be well done like a pan pizza, and my oven seems to cook slower so it tends to take near an hour for ours. But once it is done, it taste amazing. My husband calls it a Pizzagna because he said it makes him think of a lasagna that is pizza flavored lol. You can call it that I suppose =) Either way, it is an easy homemade meal that your family will love!



Feel free to let me know what ya think if you decide to make it!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Songmics Down Alternative 100% Cotton Pillow Set


Sleep extra comfortable tonight with the Songmics Down Alternative 100% Cotton Pillow Set!

   Songmics super soft pillows are made hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant with a 233 thread count of natural cotton cover. They are filled with 1200g 1.5D super soft and pliable siliconized microfiber providing a high density that allows comfort and support for your neck and head, giving you a great night of sleep. 

   Each pillow measures 20"x30" with plenty of room to rest, making this great for all bed sizes. Because this set comes with two pillows, it would make a great gift to give! Whether it be for the up and coming Holidays, a housewarming gift, or even just because, the recipient is sure to love the comfort these pillows provide!  

I'm loving how comfortable the Songmics Down Alternative Pillow Set is! Did you snag a set during Black Friday? If not, you should check them out! They are super comfy with a dense stability that is made just right. I love for my pillows to be somewhat pliable so I can fold them over if wanted, for extra comfort. These one's do their job perfectly, keeping my head cool and comforted all night long. 

You can find the Songmics Down Alternative Pillow Set available for purchase on Amazon in size Queen or King, perfect for every bed!

 Right now, Songmics has an amazing deal going on until November 20, 2017. If you purchase a set of Songmics Down Alternative Pillows and use the code: K5NO69P5 you can get 35% OFF or 40% OFF of 2 sets! Save money, gain comfort, and buy a set for everyone in the family!   Plus get a chance to win your first set free! Enter through the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a Songmics Down Alternative 100% Cotton Pillow Set. Good luck!


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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Adorable PeterPan Hot Water Bottle With Hippo Animal Cover


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


   With Fall here and Winter right around the corner, the weather is getting colder which means the want to lounge around and be warm and cozy is here. With the PeterPan Hot Water Bottle and it's adorable animal cover, you can relax with the warmth and coziness of this heat pack, without the needed of electricity! Heat some water and pour it into this easy to use hot water bottle, place the cover on and it's ready to go! The pack holds up to 2L of water and is transparent so you can see just how much water it holds. It is leak free, you can even tip it upside down! You can snuggle this cute plush until the heat runs out. And the cool thing is, you can use this in the summer too, just fill it up with cold water!


   I am amazed at how adorable this plush Hot Water Bottle Animal Cover is. Gone are the days when you have just the ugly red bottle to show. This cover hides it completely, turning it into such a cuddly little lovey.  Both kids and adults will like snuggling up with this, whether they are sick or just cold, it will make them feel better, and the extra weight from the water pouch makes it really enjoyable to hold. I get really cold in our apartment now that it's nearing winter season, so having this will help me fall asleep easier and keep me warm. It will also be great to use when the little ones have a sick tummy and want that extra comfort. You can also use it for your pets! This is my first time owning a Hot Water Bottle and Cover, and I already love it. 



You can find the PeterPan Hot Water Bottle With Animal Cover available on Amazon and it comes with a 100% money back guarantee.



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Friday, November 3, 2017

Personalizing Blankets With Collage.com

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

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift? A personalized gift is an excellent way to go! With Collage.com you can create multiple different items for the loved ones in your life. From photo books to puzzles, mugs to wall art, blankets and home decor, you can design a gift for everyone on your Christmas list! 

   There are over 50 products on Collage.com that allow you to personalize a product in the way you like. The site is easy to use and even has templates you can apply for quick designing without the added stress. You can choose different backgrounds from their provided designs or add in your own, as well as add in any amount of photos you like. There are many options to make your project beautiful!

I had the opportunity to design our own blankets with Collage.com and though it took longer than I would have liked, it was a nice experience. Being the perfectionist I am, made it really difficult for me to decide what I wanted on our blankets. I sorted through several pictures and tried many different designs but couldn't feel satisfied with what I came up with...So I allowed my son to try his hand at it! He loved it! I started the blanket by choosing which texture we wanted (fleece, plush Sherpa, woven, ect) He chose the pictures he wanted, the design, and got to work.


I love the turn out! Our first blanket is a Plush Sherpa and it is so comfortable. The photos turned out beautifully, with a quote centered in the middle. The second blanket we chose was a Printed Woven. The texture in this blanket was much more rough but should be good after being washed. We chose a 2 square design for this one, with a black and white photo on one side and a quote on the other. It turned out very cute! You can get a glimpse of my personalized blankets below.



Both blankets are beautiful pieces of art and make excellent gifts. How would you design your very own blanket? You have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win your own blanket to design! It can be of any texture, size, and style! Just enter through the Rafflecopter below and I will choose a winner shortly. Winner will receive a coupon code from me via email that will provide free product + free shipping. Good luck! 

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