Thursday, August 17, 2017

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts - Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds

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

Add a little extra nutrients and texture to your food with
 Manitoba Harvest's Hemp Heart Seeds! 

These little versatile seeds are full of nutritious goods including 10grams of plant based protein and 10grams of omega-3 and omega-6 per every 30gram serving. That's more than a same size serving of flax or chia! Not to mention their nutty flavor and crunchy texture adds such a great vibe to your foods! You can add these Hemp Seeds to your yogurt or cereal, in a smoothie, sprinkled on salad, even eat them straight from the bag! But my favorite way to indulge in these seeds are to bake them in my waffles!! They add such a delicious little crunchiness to all the edges, and that nutty factor is perfect for snacking on. 

You can use Hemp Heart Seeds for many awesome creations, but why not also add in some healthy fun for your next kids party. How about adding the seeds to an ice cream topping bar! They can be in place of peanuts, or an added extra! Kids will love topping their ice cream or frozen yogurt with these delicious little nut pods. The seeds make a beautiful khaki color and you can pretend they're sprinkles ;) I really enjoy eating Hemp Seeds, as their nutty taste and crunch goes good with so many things. I will leave you with my handy waffle recipe for you to enjoy!

2 Cups Flour
4tsp Baking Powder
1/2tsp Salt
3 Tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Cups Water
Your choice on the amount of Hemp Heart Seeds
(I usually do about 1 Cup or so)

Mix all together and bake in your oiled waffle maker! Enjoy!


You can find Manitoba Harvest's Hemp Heart Seeds available for purchase in your local Whole Foods Markets, Sprouts Farmers Markets, Costco, Walmart, The Vitamin Shoppe, Safeway, Kroger, on Amazon and at manitobaharvest.com

Also find them on Facebook, Twitter, 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, August 16, 2017

A Very Thankful Prayer - Book Review

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

A Very Thankful Prayer by Bonnie Rickner Jensen is an adorable children's book on being thankful everyday. Watching the life all around you and being thankful for every waking moment. The colorful leaves falling on the ground, the pumpkins in the pumpkin patch and the apples in the orchard, the clothing you wear to keep warm, the friends and family you hold dear, and a big Thanksgiving feast to enjoy with those you love. This book is beautifully illustrated and perfect for the upcoming Fall season.


I love everything about Fall, including sweet children's books focusing on the great things in this thankful season. The story is short and sweet and the illustrations are perfectly drawn to display those fun fall scenes of playing in the leaves, hunting for that perfect round pumpkin, and enjoying time with those who are close. This is a great book to purchase for your little ones! Especially as Fall is nearing, it is the perfect introduction to Thanksgiving right around the corner. It's gorgeous and fun in one!



 You can find the book A Very Thankful Prayer 
available on Amazon for under $10
I review for BookLook Bloggers

 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.


Friday, August 11, 2017

SunButter Sunflower Butter - A Better Substitute To Peanuts


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


Did you know, with the rising peanut allergy in children, over 60% of schools no longer allow peanut ingredients in their classrooms? Companies are starting to catch on to this, and making delicious substitutes for those with peanut allergies to enjoy. SunButter is one of them!

SunButter is a natural and healthy nut butter made with U.S. grown roasted Sunflower Seeds. Every serving is chocked full of vitamins and holds 7 grams of protein. It is not only a great peanut butter substitute, but it is also vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO, and certified kosher. SunButter is free from all of the top eight food allergens, so it is safe in schools.

I never thought I would love Sunflower Butter until I tried SunButter's Natural Crunch. It is truly delicious, with sunflower seed pieces throughout. The creamy is good too, but the crunchy is my favorite. It has a sweet taste and the texture is amazing to my taste buds. It is perfect on really anything, but even just a spoon full of this goodness makes me happy. SunButter also comes in Natural, No Sugar Added and Organic. You can find all these flavors available in the typical 16oz containers, but the creamy variety is available in On the go Cups with are 1.5 oz serving containers. Perfect for school lunches! 


You can use SunButter in place of any peanut butter product; use it on your sandwich, melt it on your pancakes, add it to your smoothie..maybe even bake cookies with it? This butter is delicious and you will feel content serving it to your family.


You can find SunButter available for purchase in most major retail stores including Target, Walmart, Kroger, Safeway, Publix, and Whole Foods. Also visit sunbutter.com for more information. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest 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.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Vanilla Bean Blondies + Recipe


Are you looking for a simple yet delicious recipe to make today?
You've come to the right spot! Below I will share with you how to make easy Vanilla Bean Blondies!

First you need the ingredients:


1/2 Cup of Butter, melted
1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Baking Soda
Pinch of Salt (optional)
1 Cup of Flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease an 8x8 or 8x13 pan.  I use 8x13 and like the way mine come out. Not too thick and not too thin. If I were to be fancy, I would tell you to whisk the butter and sugar together, then add in the egg and vanilla while slowly adding in the dry ingredients, but let's be honest...it works just as well, throwing all the ingredients into one big bowl and mixing it well. That's how I do it anyways.

If you want your blondies to be extra moist, you can add in a pack of Jell-o's Simply Good Vanilla Bean Instant Pudding Mix! I did this and they came out extremely moist, almost gooey like. But it's perfect even without that add on. Once your ingredients are all mixed together, pour the batter into your greased pan, add in any sprinkles if you want, and place into the oven for about 20-30 minutes. The time really depends on your oven, so keep aware of the smell and golden brown top of your blondies. Test the middle with a toothpick and if it comes out clean, the blondies are done and ready to cool! They come out tasting delicious, moist, and slightly chewy. They are a family favorite! 


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Organizing With Songmics 3-Tier Storage Cubes

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

In need of organization? Songmics has you covered, with the DIY 3-Tier Storage Cube shelf, with 9 cubes and a door for each one! You can store several items inside these cubes. It's very versatile so you can have a variety of items in each box. Use it for clothing in the closet, in the craft room to hold art supplies, or your kids room for toys, there are so many uses for this fun storage piece.
The shelves are easy to put together, made with PP Plastic Panels and ABS connectors that fit into each piece, and you can shape them in multiple ways to fit the size you need.



I love having this extra piece of storage around. Living in an apartment means there's not a whole lot of space for big bulky pieces of furniture for storage, so having this one is really handy for us! Plus it can easily be taken apart for when we we move, without having to have anything big or heavy to carry! I currently am using this storage cubby in my son's room, in his closet. It is holding clothes, as well as craft supplies, sports equipment, and a few toys. I love that each cubby has a door, so it can be closed up, hiding what is inside, while keeping it looking neat and tidy. The shelves seem to be pretty sturdy, though I wouldn't suggest using it for books. Each cube is said that it can hold up to 10lbs but I would be careful with certain items. I've tried the shelving in different ways, so there are multiple options you can mold this storage system into. You can separate it into pieces, flip it long or short, or build the full 9 cube set up. It's so versatile!

If you're interested in easy to use storage, I highly recommend this piece. It's held up properly and is doing a nice job. You can find the Songmics 3-Tier Storage Cubes available for purchase on Amazon at a decent price. Also be sure to check out Songmics Facebook page, as they will be holding weekly giveaways for all their products!! 

Now for the giveaway! You have the chance to win your very own Songmics 3-Tier Storage Cubes set! Follow the Rafflecopter below. Good luck! (this giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S.)



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

Friday, July 14, 2017

Check out the goodies in this Goodies Box!

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

I received another Goodie Box (You can read my 1st box here
and this one is full of amazing products to sample!
(Though I forgot to take pictures of some of the things so bare with me)

In this box, it contained the following:

Vita Energy Mints by Goviter
Mocha Java Bar by Ona Treats
 Cologne Wipes For Men by Swago
Creamy Peanut Butter by Georgia Grinders
Eczema Body Wash & Shampoo by Natralia
Energy Stick Packs by Volo Vitamins
Pain Relieving Patch by Tiger Balm
100% Natural Ginger Candy by Prince of Peace
Kick Ass Ground Coffee by Kicking Horse Coffee
Hyaluronic DMAE Lift & Firm Cream by Andalou Naturals


From the entire contents of the box, my #1 favorite item was the Hyaluronic DMAE Lift & Firm Cream by Andalou Naturals. This was my favorite because I could really see the product working on my skin!! It helped diminish my fine lines and wrinkles that are starting to creep up, and it helped my skin look very soft and healthy. I mostly put the lotion beneath my eyes as I have been holding the very sleepy look lately lol, and I feel this cream helped improve it a lot. I will have to purchase this for future use!

Next in line came Mocha Java Bar by Ona Treats. This bar was tasty, minus the pieces of cacao nibs I had in it, but overall it was a nice little tasty treat. It contained 45mg of caffeine from locally roasted, organic, fair trade coffee beans, as well as organic nuts, honey, and chocolate. This bar makes for a nice little sweet tooth saver, satisfying that urge for a piece of candy.

The Eczema Body Wash & Shampoo by Natralia came next on my list, as it lathered easily in my loofah sponge and didn't have an overwhelming oatmeal scent. This soap left my skin feeling soft and supple, aiding in itch relief and moisturizing dry skin. I love that it's an all-natural formula and helps manage skin irritation. The easy to use pump bottle makes it great for children to use as well!

I was shocked by the amount of energy the Energy Stick Packs by Volo Vitamins gave me! I received the flavors in citrus and berry. I enjoyed the citrus flavor best. It fueled my workout, and house cleaning extremely well. I feel like this product worked better than coffee does, energy-wise at least :) Plus it contains vitamins?! Sounds like a win! 

100% Natural Ginger Candy by Prince of Peace held a little kick in every bite. These candies are much like taffy, as they are chewy, but meant to be sucked on. You get spicy and sweet in one, with that fresh taste of ginger. They're interesting in taste, but I've noticed they help sore throats feel better which is great for cold and allergy seasons. Plus ginger is really good for upset stomachs! Great little candy overall, especially if you love ginger.

Another kick for your caffeine, the Vita Energy Mints by Goviter were chocked full of fresh mintiness. They were so minty, that the spice of it was overwhelming to my tongue lol. I enjoyed one mint at a time, to experience the energy flow. It was nice to suck on during my workout, so I would not only get a move on easier, but also have fresh minty breath while doing so! I prefer your typical tic tac over these, but they were fun to experience!

Starting to see a theme here...more caffeine! Haha. The Kick Ass Ground Coffee by Kicking Horse Coffee was interesting. I thought the name was pretty clever, making me think the coffee would be extremely strong and give me a huge burst of energy. I'm sad to say, I didn't really like the taste of this coffee. It had a strong chemical like taste, I really just didn't enjoy. I shared this coffee with my mom, and she thought it was great. She enjoyed keeping the bag for herself  :)

I really like peanut butter so when I have the chance to try a new kind, I jump for it. When I received the Creamy Peanut Butter by Georgia Grinders I was just as excited to try it. I found the case it comes in to be very unique and less waste. But it is hard to get the last bits of peanut butter out haha. The flavor of this peanut butter was ok. It isn't very sweet, but it is healthier than a lot of peanut butter's out there. The texture was great, as peanut butter should be. I would love to try chunky next!

 Cologne Wipes For Men by Swago are perfect for on the go smell goods. I like my man smelling nice so these are really cool to have on hand ;) The wipe has a nice scent and is easy to use, just wipe where you want freshened up and you smell like you sprayed on cologne! The small compact size makes it easy for men to carry them in their pocket or wallet. They make nice stocking stuffer items during Christmas time too :)

And last but not least, the Pain Relieving Patch by Tiger Balm. I have always enjoyed using Tiger Balm for my aching muscles and just love the scent. It reminds me of Christmas time. I haven't had a chance to use the patch yet, as I haven't needed to! (knock on wood) But I'm sure I will love it just as I love the balm. Plus I wont get my hands all dirty so that's a plus!

I have once again loved testing out all these products from the Goodie Box. It's so much fun receiving new products to try. If you would like to receive free goodies too, sign up for your own Daily Good Box!

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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Homemade Ice Cream in The DOWAN Bowl

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

   Sometimes finding the perfect snack bowl is better when you go simple. The DOWAN 10oz Porcelain Bowl is cute and sweet, yet very versatile for what you need. It may be small but I think it is the perfect piece for holding just what you need. Whether that be soup, cereal, fruit, dips, and more...this bowl won't let you down with it's petite stature. 


I just love the DOWAN 10oz bowl. It's the perfect size for ice cream! I made homemade ice cream, or "nice cream" if you will, using frozen bananas, strawberries, and watermelon blended with vanilla yogurt and a tiny bit of water. It came out great! Plus I topped the cream with Fruity Pebbles and Peanuts.You can make all kinds of "nice creams" using frozen bananas and different added in ingredients. A favorite is mixing in cocoa powder with peanuts or peanut butter, such a treat!


 The Dowan 10oz Bowl is made of Made of FDA approved porcelain, that is non-toxic and lead free.
 It is very durable and comes with a 30 day break-and-chip warranty.
You can find the DOWAN 10oz Bowl available for purchase on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CEBRKVE


 I received one or more of the products mentioned above at a discount using Tomoson.com. 
Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.