Sunday, February 25, 2018

Celebrate Children's Dental Health Month with Tips from Jefferson Dental! #spon

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Jefferson Dental for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

In honor of Children's Dental Health Month, our friends at Jefferson Dental have put together an infographic full of information and tips to prevent cavities and tooth decay, the #1 childhood chronic disease in America.


Here are some great tips to prevent cavities and inspire healthy smiles:

-Model good dental care habits yourself – healthy smiles should run in the family!

-Follow the 2X2X2 rule: visit your dentist TWO times a year. Brush and floss your teeth TWO times a day for TWO minutes

-Cut back on the sugary treats and sodas that your child consumes

-Schedule a dental visit for your child as soon as they start to develop their first tooth

-Children as young as age 7 can see an orthodontist to prevent common dental problems and to put a stop to habits like thumb sucking and nail biting


I hope this fantastic infographic and tips can help you get your kiddos on board with a healthy routine everybody can appreciate.  If you are based in Texas, I highly recommend checking out Jefferson Dental where you'll find some of the friendliest folks around:) 




Disclosure: I received products or services for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Chewy.com February Pick: Spot Farms Chicken Jerky with Flaxseed & Vitamin E Dog Treats #spon

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Chewy.com for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own.

Chewy.com is your one-stop shop for all things pet related! One of the fantastic products you can find at Chewy.com is from Spot Farms:


Spot Farms Chicken Jerky with Flaxseed and Vitamin E Dog Treats are all-natural chicken jerkies designed to help promote your dog’s health and happiness, all with a delicious flavor your dog will love. Made with antibiotic-free, USDA-certified, all-natural chicken from family farms in Kentucky. These wholesome treats contain omega 3-rich flaxseeds and vitamin E-rich sunflower oil to help support your dog’s healthy skin and shiny coat.


Another awesome jerky treat from Chewy.com!  The pups really loved these chicken jerky treats.  I love that they are made in the USA with human-grade ingredients like cage-free chicken.  The added vitamins and nutrients are an extra bonus.  These treats break apart easily making them good for sharing with other pup friends, dogs who are watching their weight or to be used as training treats. 

You can find Spot Farms Chicken Jerky at Chewy.com.  A 12 oz bag is just $13.99



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Take Healthy Loose Leaf Tea On the Go with a Beautiful Libre Tea Infuser! + #Giveaway #spon

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Libre Tea for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own.

It's no secret...I LOVE tea!  You can often find me drinking tea whether at home or out and about.  I particularly like loose leaf tea because of it's health benefits and fresh taste.  While it's fairly easy to enjoy loose leaf tea at home, it's often a little trickier to take it on-the-go.  Thanks to my new Libre glass infuser, I can take my tea wherever I go!


The Libre glass infuser is protected by a strong poly exterior which makes it durable, safe and thermal – hot or cold. The removable filter makes it perfect for loose teas, fruit infusions and lemon waters on the go.


You can put loose leaf tea (or fruit of your choice) in the container, pour in your water, twist on the filter, twist on the lid, and you are good to go!  The tea leaves (or fruit) stay in the bottom compartment and the liquid is filtered through...yum!


Libre infusers are as beautiful as they are practical.  There are several gorgeous designs to choose from.  My Libre infuser is now my go to tea glass, whether at home or on-the-go!




One lucky ABCD Diaries reader will win a Libre tea infuser of their very own!
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Healthy and Refreshing Fruit-Infused Sparkling Waters from Waterloo! #spon

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Waterloo for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Ahhh, sparkling water...so refreshing!  Check out my new addiction, Waterloo Sparkling Water:


These sparkling waters are full of fruity flavor and contain zero calories, zero sugar and zero sodium...the perfect refreshing beverage!


Waterloo Sparkling Water comes in seven mouthwatering flavors:


Original: Lively mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation; NO mineral aftertaste.

Grapefruit: A great balance of grapefruit juice and its natural oils; crisp and dry finish, no lingering sweetness

Lime: Full but light mouthfeel, with plenty of complex lime flavors at play; short but prevalent citrus and creamy finish.

Lemon: Tartness and savoriness paired with a bright zest and natural lemon sweetness; shape and clean finish with fresh lemon staying power.

Black Cherry: It's rich, crisp taste brightens the taste buds with perfect balance of sweet and tart; snappy finish that does not linger.

Coconut: Rich succulent coconut shines through - tastes like you're eating a coconut on the beach; soft and comforting finish.

Watermelon: A balanced heart of the watermelon taste with a touch of lime in the background

These drinks are super refreshing and fruity with that added sparkle that is so craveable!  Plus, they make great mixers for adult beverages as well!  If you are a fan of bubbly sparkling water, get your hands on some Waterloo!

All seven flavors are available in 12-pack cases and can be found at Whole Foods and Central Market stores.




Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Kasandrinos Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Quality You Can Taste! #spon

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Kasandrinos for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

In our quest to create healthier meals, we have been using olive oil on a daily basis for a couple of years now.  It really adds great flavor to so many of our recipes and is completely versatile, not to mention a healthier option than other oils.  We have found that some olive oils are better for cooking, while others are better for serving straight from the bottle.  The higher quality oil you have the better it tastes fresh from the bottle.  Recently, we had the chance to try out Kasandrinos:

2017 Harvest Kasandrinos Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This oiled is processed using cold extraction techniques which allows for a very balanced taste that combines a perfect mix of spicy and bitter. These olives are hand picked from century old GMO-free trees and cold pressed with only mechanical pressing methods. Every batch is given a chemical analysis. All olives used in Kasandrinos oil are sustainably sourced from olive orchards in Laconia Greece and are pressed within 48 hours of harvest.

The love and attention given to this oil doesn't stop after the oil is made.  The gorgeous dark color bottle was picked specifically to keep the oil preserved and fresher longer in case the oil is stored in a bright place (like your counter top)

Olive Oil and Pesto Bread Dip

Some of our favorite uses for this delicious olive oil have been mixed with a little pesto as a bread dip and a star ingredient in homemade salad dressing, though this oil adds a wow factor to whatever it's used on.

Bring a little bit of Greece into your kitchen with a bottle of Kasandrinos Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil!



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Get THE Look Without Breaking the Bank with Hard Candy Cosmetics! #spon

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Hard Candy for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

I have a queen living under my roof...a makeup queen! Tweenager A loves, loves, loves makeup and one of her favorite things is trying out new products.  She was thrilled to get a package from Hard Candy full of their latest goodies.  Check out our Hard Candy stash:


Hard Candy Sheer Envy Setting Spray

Hard Candy setting sprays come in a couple of different varieties depending on the look you are going for.  We tried Matte and Brighten.  A really loved the Brighten spray.  It helps lock in your look and gives your skin a fresh, bright complexion.  It goes on smoothly and doesn't leave behind that sticky feeling some setting sprays do.  The Brightening setting spray is infused with Rosewater and Vitamin C and can be used throughout the day to refresh dry or dull skin.


Hard Candy Glitter Stay Primer, $5

A loves all things that glitter, so she was immediately a fan of this glitter primer.  You can use Hard Candy Glitter Stay Primer with loose glitters to add sparkle to eyes, lips, brows, or cheekbones.  This primer helps the sparkle to stay put all day long!

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer, $6

A's baby face skin isn't quite ready for concealer, but mine sure is 😊  Hard Candy's Glamoflauge Concealer is a heavy duty, multiuse concealer that provides the ultimate coverage. It is highly pigmented and helps to even skin tone and cover everything from freckles, to blemishes, to dark circles. The formula is so pigmented that Hard Candy says it can even fully cover up tattoos! I don't have any tattoos to test this on, but that is a pretty awesome concept!  The cream concealer comes with a shade-matched pencil that can be used to precisely outline the spot you are concealing to prevent smudging. Glamoflauge is available in 15 shades, meaning there is probably one that will work for you.

Hard Candy Stay In Line Mechanical Gel Eyeliner, $5

A's favorite product from this roundup was the Stay In Line Mechanical Gel Eyeliner.  It has a precision tip with built in sharpener plus smudger.  This eyeliner glides on smoothly and precisely, then stays in place for 12 hours of smudge-proof, budge-proof color.  Stay In Line makes lining your eyes a breeze!


Hard Candy Sheer Envy Color Correct Cushion Wonder, $6

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Color Correct Cushion Wonder comes with a built-in blending sponge and instantly provides weightless color correction of any skin coloration concern.  Available in four shades, these innovative cushions are designed to meet main skin coloration concerns. Green cancels redness and blemish marks. Lavender corrects dullness and neutralizes yellow. Peach brightens dark circles and spots. Yellow neutralizes blue, veins, and dark circles. That is some nifty technology!

The best thing about Hard Candy cosmetics is that they are VERY affordable compared to a lot of other products on the market.  They are easy to find (at Walmart!) and with so many products available, it's easy for any makeup queen to experiment and practice to get THE look without breaking the bank.

If you are looking for affordable makeup that is easy to use and lasts all day, check out Hard Candy!



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Skinny Salamis- High Protein, Low-Calorie, Flavor-Packed Meat Snacks!

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Skinny Salamis for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Some of our favorite on-the-go snacks are meat sticks and we are always excited to find new favorites to add to our snack lineup.  We recently found a keeper when we got to try out MeatCrafters Skinny Salamis: 


MeatCrafters Skinny Salamis are lovingly made in small batches from the highest quality meats and the finest herbs and spices. They are slow cured, antibiotic free and have no added hormones.

The attention to detail is obvious when you bite in to one of these sticks.  They are available in six different flavor-packed varieties using Duroc Pork, Black Angus Beef, and All-Natural Lamb. 

Skinny Salamis are high in protein, low in calories, gluten-free and the perfect take-anywhere snack.


We got to try out the Lamb Merguez and the Black Angus Beef Minis.  We enjoyed them both, but I must say, we were most impressed by the Lamb Merguez.  The flavor and texture were on point!  

Skinny Salamis are the perfect fuel for on-the-go carnivores!

You can buy Skinny Salamis on Amazon




Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.