Thursday, May 17, 2018

Beautiful Melamine Dishes with plateshoppe + A GIVEAWAY!

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

With Summer around the corner, brunches and get-togethers will be happening more often, and having beautiful dishes for your table setting will cheer up the scene, bringing that much more pleasure to your festivities. Melamine dishes are a top choice for outdoor tableware, as they look like a ceramic dish but are made of a hard plastic, making them more durable for the long haul. 

Plateshoppe has many gorgeous designs and sizes of tableware to choose from. Each piece is designed in the U.S.A. by artist: Gail Sarasohn, with beauty and fun intertwined. You can find side plates, dinner plates, mugs, and platters, the perfect piece to complete your collection. Mix and match the designs, or purchase products in a set; there's many to choose from!

I  recently had the chance to review my choice of some of the plateshoppe items, and I chose 4 side plates from the Byzantine Navy Collection, a Platter from the Menu Collection, and a 15oz 'Fill Me Up' coffee mug. I love how dense the mug feels in my hand and that it will hold a nice amount of coffee or tea. The plates and platter are made stable and the design fits perfectly for a Spring or Summer weekend brunch. I especially like that everything is dishwasher safe. This makes for an easy clean up! But they are easy to handwash just as well; with the slick material, everything washes right off, just be sure to use nothing abrasive. I also love that the mug is microwavable so I can keep my drink warm, however, the plates are not. This set will be fun to use on our patio, but will also be used indoors too!

Check out to see all the fun and colorful designs. Which one(s) would you like to own? Also be sure to visit @gailsarasohn on Instagram to see the sets in use!

*Would you like a chance to win your own choice of plateshoppe tableware? Enter through Rafflecopter below! Giveaway Ends June 1. Open to the U.S.

This post is made possible by in exchange for my honest review, in which I will be compensated. All opinions my own.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Intelligent Blends Affordable Coffee or Tea K-Cup Pods + An AMAZING Deal!

If you're looking for a great deal on K-Cups, check out Intelligent Blends at
They have affordable prices and several items to choose from, in either coffee or tea. 
Whether you're looking for Light, Medium, or Dark Roast, Decaf, Organic, Flavored, or Bold, ...they have something for everyone!! Sampler pack's make a great first buy so you can try out all their flavors and see which one you like best. They also make a unique and fun gift!

I have 2 packs coming that, I can't wait to try!
The 16ct. Coffee Pods sample which contains the following:       

  • Dark Roast
  • House Blend
  • French Roast
  • Light Roast
  • Donut Shop
  • Espresso blend
  • Organic House
  • Organic Colombian
  • Kona Coffee
  • Salted Caramel
  • Hazelnut
  • French Vanilla
  • Double Caffeine
  • Half Caff
 And the 16ct Flavored Coffee Pods sample which include:


[I will update once I try these, and I will tell you what is my favorite.]

If you want to check them out, visit or click here and get 5% off your first order!! ++ For a limited time, you can get the above sampler packs for just $2.50 each + free shipping if you use the code

Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 2018 Goodie Box

Another month, another Goodie Box! When I looked inside, I was greeted by a lot of bright orange and green colored items, it was as if the box was saying 'be happy!' in between each little product haha. Here's what I received in March's Daily Goodie Box.

Prince & Spring box of Organic Coconut Oil packets. This was so cool to receive, I never knew little coconut oil packets were being sold. This is great for those that don't use it as often, or want to take the oil on the go without worry of it being spilled out. The packets hold a good amount in each, so you can use it for all kinds of things: oil pulling, coffee creamer, lip balm, hair conditioner, massage oil, shaving cream, and so much more! Coconut Oil has many benefits to using and is such a good item to have on hand. This particular box I received is of cold-pressed, unrefined organic coconut oil that is gluten free, vegan, paleo friendly, and non-GMO verified.

   I received the Andalou Naturals Renewal Probitoic+C Renewal Cream Pods to try on my face and am pleased with the sound of this product. It is made with a Fruit stem cell complex, Vitamin C, and skin-friendly probiotic microflora to help support dermal vitality, give over-exposed skin cells a tighter looking appearance, and brighten your complexion. This is great for normal or combination skin types. I love how delicious this lotion smells! It has a sweet orange cream scent to it and rubs on my face so nicely. It left my skin feeling soft and moisturized..I hope to see great results in using this product!

If you're running sick and feeling a bit dehydrated, the Hydralyte Effervescent Electrolyte Tablets are really good to have on hand. These tablets help replenish lost electrolytes and re-hydrate your body when you've lost too many fluids from throwing up, bathroom runs, or sweating excessively. Both adults and children can use these, just follow the directions on the box. They come in 3 different flavors: Orange, Berry, and Lemonade. I received the orange flavor, and though I haven't needed to use them yet, I can imagine they will be great for boosting the system back up.

If you love drinking tea like I do, trying new tea's out is always a fun experience. With the Herb Guru Herbal Teas, they have 3 different flavors to choose from: Vibrant Vitality, Tropical Immunity, and Fruit Recovery. I received the Tropical immunity flavor and found it very refreshing. All of the ingredients are carefully hand-selected and blended..these include Kiwi, Key Lime, Ginger, Orange Peel, Pear, Lemon, Pineapple, Licorice Root, and Peppermint so you're getting quite a mix of flavor in this one. I mostly tasted ginger in mine, but it was a cool hydrating taste. You can drink these warm, cold, or at room temperature. I preferred mine cold, but you can do whichever best suits your needs.

If you need a little extra boost of energy, but don't have time for coffee or tea on the go, pop 2 Goviter Viter Energy Mints! Taking two of these mints is said to give you the energy of one coffee cup in your system, and you get fresh breath while on the run. I love that idea, because you can have the energy on a whim, without the diuretic response that coffee gives haha. However, when I took 2 mints at a time, and didn't feel any extra energy. I was looking forward to the extra push.. I loved having minty fresh breath, but I could also taste the bitterness of the caffeine. I wasn't really fond of that, but it wasn't horribly bad. And you get an extra bit of Vitamin B Complex in every mint, so it pans out ok. But I'm wondering why I couldn't feel any extra energy, when I'm not a daily coffee drinker. Overall this product is ok, good for on the go when you want better breath too.

Little bags for snacking is also perfect on the go! With Kay’s Naturals Protein Sweet BBQ Snack Mix, you get 12g of protein, 4g of fiber, and just 124 calories in every 1.2oz bag. I wasn't too fond of these little munchies. They were really crunchy and didn't have that great of a flavor. They taste a lot like protein powder and the BBQ taste wasn't very strong. I think they would be good for car rides, maybe a snack for body builders too, but I don't see myself eating them again.

You know when you're out and about, and you get a little food on your clothes, then you're left with a stain? With the Stain Remover Pen by Sun & Earth you can keep those stains away with just a little spot cleaning. This cool little item is made with natural vegan enzymes and surfactants, that help to break down the stain on contact. It can loosen even the toughest stains including greasy food, blood, tea, coffee, red wine, chocolate, tomato products and grass. You can use this on most fabrics without causing discoloration. And what's so great about this item, is that you can keep in your purse! It's suitable for anyone's clothing, including those who have sensitive skin, even babies and pets. This pen is hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly so you can feel good about using it.

If you like super chewy ginger candies, you will love the Ginger Chews with Mandarin Orange by Prince of Peace. These candies are too chewy in my opinion, all I can do is suck on them, but the flavor is great. I've tried these candies in the past, with just ginger, and didn't really like them. Since they added the extra Mandarin Orange taste, they are really great now! I love the mix of ginger and orange together, and it isn't an overpowering flavor at all. I do wish the pieces were smaller for easier sucking, because the size is too much for me. But I really love the flavor they put into these candies, and they would be great for those that experience motion sickness.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hip Chick Farms Organic Ketchup Chicken Fingers

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

   I picked up a box of Hip Chick Farms Organic Ketchup Chicken Fingers and they are so delicious! This chicken is raised free range, given no antibiotics, no added hormones, no preservatives, no fillers, and fed on an all vegetarian diet. You can really taste the greatness in this meat. It also had a nice crunch! The process in making this chicken is simple yet delicious; they rolled each chicken finger in a mix of ketchup and Panko bread crumbs, pre-cooked them and made ready to make in your own home. They really cut out all the hard work for you haha. You just add these chicken fingers to a cooking sheet and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, then you have an easy snack/meal the family will love. You can also cook the chicken in an air fryer or a microwave, but baking in the oven is the best setting to get that nice crunch. The chicken taste great as is or with any sauce. I loved dipping mine in BBQ sauce. This is perfect for little one's who like dipping their food. You can give them a variety of sauces and let them enjoy it at their pleasure. Just add some sides and you will have a great meal! One thing I wanted to point out though, is this isn't a budget friendly food. I found that you get about 9 pieces in the box and it's sold for a hefty price of $8.99. You can get a bag of chicken nuggets for around this same price, with more pieces, but I don't guarantee they will be as healthy as the Hip Chick Farms chickens. With these, you get organic, free range, clean chicken pieces, so it just might be worth the price!

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Kid's Review on The Play Art Variant X-Force Deadpool

Another kid's review from my son on the cool Play Art Variant X-Force Deadpool! 

"I saved my money for A WHOLE YEAR to buy this guy! (Plus some Hasbro Marvel Legends.) He is worth EVERY PENNY! Arrived in perfect shape and there are a MILLION THINGS I LOVE ABOUT HIM! One is that he is a PLAY ART.


He is super flexible comes with 3 different heads; ANGRY, HAPPY, AND SHOCKED, 13 hands, 2 swords, a BAZOOKA, a knife, and 3 throw darts. WARNING: BELT, PACKS, OR KNIFE HOLSTER does not come off! If they come off, then YOU BROKE IT."

So there you have it, a short and sweet review on another amazing toy. If you liked to see his other reviews, check out his Amazing Yamaguchi Wolverine post and his Diamond Select Anti-Venom post!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Happiness In A Daily Goodie Box

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

 I love receiving Goodie Boxes! It has taken me a lot longer than I like to get this review up and running, but it's here and I'm ready to share with you all the goodies I got! A ton of tasties held up inside this box, each one so fun to try! Especially all the chocolates for my sweet tooth ;)

Baron Chocolatier's Chocolate Gummy Bears were surprisingly delicious.  I'm not a huge gummy fan but having these bears coated in chocolate made them an addictive little snack to munch on. I shared them with my hubby and son, who both love to eat gummy bears frozen. We didn't try these guys frozen, but we all loved them as is. The little sample made a perfect edition to my hubby's Christmas stocking this past December. Each little gummy bear has a different flavor: Strawberry, Lemon, Green Apple, and Orange. Some flavors pair with the chocolate better than others, but I'm really happy to see that these are made with natural ingredients.

Lang’s Chocolates Chocolate Covered OREO Cookies were probably my favorite part of this box. Who wouldn't like milk chocolate coated Oreo cookies? Two cookies in a pack, dipped in creamy milk chocolate...Each bite had the crunch of the cookie, but was still soft enough to bite into. They were so delicious and hit all the right spots. Truly an addictive snack!

Ethical Bean Lush Medium Dark Roast Coffee was not my top favorite coffee, it seemed to have a very bitter taste. The aroma was very pleasant though! This coffee is made with fruity, smokey, and earthy notes, giving it quite a flavor. I love that this coffee is Fairtrade Certified Organic and leaves a lighter footprint on the world.

Ezywipe Cleansing Towels is quite the new invention I've never seen before. These towels come in a tiny tube and look like little medicine disks. They're great to have in your purse or bag so they can travel along with you at the time of need. Say, your kid gets messy at the restaurant or you need a quick cleanup after the gym, these are ready to go, just add water and you have a fresh washcloth! A very handy tool to have when you're out and about. The cloths are made of 100% Rayon, they're made very durable and can even be reused and washed in your washing machine. They are antimicrobial and antibacterial, as well as hypo-allergenic, and even flushable!

Herbal Zap Party Detox Herbal Supplement's are great for after holiday hangovers...but if you don't get wild and experience crashing hangovers, they can work just as well for boosting your immune system. You can take the Party Detox if you've over eaten or are lacking sleep as well. These little zapping drinks just give you a nice little boost to help soothe your stomach and detox your system. This one is made with Ginger, Amala, Turmeric, Coriander, Black pepper and Key lime as well as a small bit of cane sugar. It has a strong ginger taste, but not too bad if you enjoy that flavor.

B.O.S.S Food Co. Superfood Bars are great for on the go snacking! I received the flavor Raspberry Almond + Aronia Berries to try. It taste very healthy, as you might imagine, but I loved the almond bits in it. These bars are made with no preservatives and are soy free, gluten free, and paleo friendly making them a great snack for those on a diet. Each bar has just 8 ingredients, so that's pretty amazing!

Zahlers Prenatal+DHA 300 Supplements are good for Mama-To-Be's. But because I am not currently expecting, I decided not to test these out. These pills provide 25 vitamins and nutrients plus 300mg of DHA and 1000 mcg of Quatrefolate. They sound like great prenatals for mama-to-be's to take.  

Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patches are excellent for bringing relief to those sore muscles. We love having Tiger Balm on hand but have always hated having to rub on the goo, as it is so hard to wash off. Having the balm on ready to go patches makes it easy and mess-free! These patches a fast working and relieve pain fairly well. I love using them when my hips get sore from workouts.

   My Cup Of Cocoa Dark Drinking Chocolate made an interesting cup of hot cocoa. I expected this to be very rich in flavor but I felt that it was lacking somewhat. Though I might not have used enough powder for a cup...I did find it added a nice little chocolatey taste to my coffee! I love the image of this product, how it is simple and would make a nice little gift as well.

The last part of my box to review was supposed to be the Goddess Garden's Organic Sun & Skin Care but I never received it. Not much to say about this since I'm not sure what the product was supposed to be, and I didn't get to try it out, but it sounded great! I could have received a skincare product that helped with sun protection. Oh well.

So that was my November Goodie Box, that I apologize for posting it so late.... It was filled with all kinds of goodies we enjoyed. I can't wait for the next box to try out! Would you like to review products too? 
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Friday, February 2, 2018

Predictions on Groundhog Day 2018

Do you think Punxsutawney Phil's predication of 6 more weeks of Winter will come true? 
It is said that his predication's are 39% accurate so we'll see what happens this year! I know a lot of people are ready for the sunshine and warmth, and flowers and Spring to Summer adventures, but I kind of like the idea for another 6 weeks of Winter. This season is so slow and really makes you stop to enjoy the indoors. I love to get out, so I admit I do get a little stir-crazy inside, but Spring and Summer will come when it does, and I will enjoy the things when it's time for that season.

   I always like to do a little crafting fun on these holidays, and even though my son is getting older, he still enjoys them every now and then. Today's activities could be suited for any age really, but we started it with a simple book we picked up from the library: "Punxsutawney Phyllis" by Susanna Leonard Bill. I thought the book was cute, but my son's opinion was "meh" I guess it was deemed 'too young' for his aging 10 year old self haha. I do like that the book had some informational History in the back though! 
   Next he filled out a 'Make A Predication' Worksheet that I printed off free from and he predicted the same that Punxsutawney Phil's predicted... another 6 weeks of Winter! He really doesn't like Summer because of the heat haha. The fun craft we did was a silly little Groundhog Head made with hearts-because it's February! The head is a large heart upside, with half hearts for ears, a heart nose, upside down heart teeth, and fun googly eyes! I think he's pretty cute =) 
What kind of fun did you get in to today?

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Kid's Review on the Diamond Select Anti-Venom Action Figure

Another review written by my son! This is his 2nd post* of all time, on the awesome Diamond Select Anti-Venom Action Figure.

"If you want Anti-Venom, don't settle for Marvel Legends. Buy this guy instead! He is around 7 inches tall, which is 1 inch taller then Hasbros, He looks WAAAAAYYYY cooler! Like, look at his claws. Look at his head! He has so much more detail and is made from harder plastic then Hasbros, letting you play HARDER!

He comes with a rocky, wood covered stand with symbiote spikes! The ONLY bad thing about him is the spikes on his back. They are sharp, so just be a LITTLE careful! Besides that, he is awesome! And if you buy him, Diamond Select Carnage, and Venom, then THAT WILL BE THE ULTIMATE COMBINATION!!!

I ALSO like to have him fight Wolverine!"

 You can find the Diamond Select Anti-Venom Action Figure available on Amazon for a great price!

*Check out his first review on the Amazing Yamaguchi Wolverine HERE.  

Monday, January 29, 2018

Veronica's Treats Valentine's Day Cake Pops

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

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, do you know what you're getting your love? Veronica's Treats have delicious Valentine Cake Pop's available in many different colors and designs. They also have some delicious flavors to choose from: Double Chocolate, Vanilla, Red Velvet, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Lemon. Each cake pop has been hand designed and deliciously coated with white chocolate icing, then decorated with the design you wish, including frosting drizzles and sprinkles.

I recently got to try the Chocolate cake pops with my family and we just love them! The inside cake has the taste of a brownie, with the outer shell being coated in different vanilla icing decors. Each cake pop was made beautifully, and with the perfect amount of sweetness. I love how they represent Valentine's Day in their color and flavor. This is a great gift to send to your friends and family.

Right now, Veronica's Treats are offering 15% off your order when you purchase through using the code: DBBP15 Each cake pop is $2.49 each and requires a minimum purchase of 6 pops in a batch. 

This post is made possible by Tomoson and Veronica's Treat's, in providing me the products to review. All opinions my own. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

God Gave Us Family - Book Review

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

God Gave Us Family is an enjoyable book written by Lisa Tawn Bergren with beautiful illustrations by David Hohn. This story is about a little wolf pup who is looking forward to an upcoming family reunion, filled with all kinds of activities ranging from roasting marshmallows, playing with cousins, and engaging in new games. Along the way, he learns how there are many families in the world, each one is different and fulfilled in their own way. Some are big, some are small, there might be a lot of siblings or just one only child;. Some are raised by their grandparents and some are adopted, no matter what makes up a family, each one is made very special. 

I love this sweet story and the family closeness it brings. It made me think of my little family, because my son is an only child, not by choice, though he claims to love it. He see's all the different ways our family is connected. It's not about who's being raised by who, or how many children there are, or whether someone is adopted or "matches" in this way or that. It's about the love between each of us and the connection we build together. That's what having a family is about, all the things we feel on the inside!

This is a great book to read with your little ones. They will enjoy seeing the illustrations of each animal family and learning about the differences and how each person makes our family a whole. You can find God Gave Us Family available for purchase on Amazon for under $10.

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.