Thursday, June 23, 2016

OREO Churros: The Perfect Summer Treat!

**Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

Just in time for summer: OREO meets Churros - The Ultimate Mashup! America's Favorite Cookie is now available as a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate churro pastry. A crispy exterior, warm soft interior and real OREO cookie pieces in every bite give OREO Churros a just-baked Oreo taste.


OREO Churros are available in the frozen dessert section of most grocery stores. They're perfect for any snacking occasion and are easy to prepare. They bake in just minutes. There's even a crumb sugar topping to roll them in before serving!


These are super yummy!  The kiddos couldn't get enough of them:)  They are quick, easy and delicious.  What a great treat to curb that summer sweet tooth!

Check out Oreo Churros!


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.

Parragon Books June Pick: Disney Pixar Finding Dory Ocean Secrets

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Parragon is one of the largest illustrated non-fiction publishers in the world. From great selections of Disney, Barbie, Monster High, Ever After High, Discovery Kids, Dora, TMNT, Sponge Bob to in-house favorites including Little Learners, Pinkabella, Dino Supersaurus, Glitterbelle, Life Canvas, Love Food and more, they make books affordable and accessible to readers all around the globe.  They also feature several fun book kits for all ages.

As part of the Book Buddies program, for June we received Disney Pixar Finding Dory Ocean Secrets:


 Follow Dory on her ocean adventure as she sets out to find her family. Meet the residents of the Marine Life Institute, draw a picture of your best pals, and choose what ocean creature you d like to be. There s so much to do and discover inside!


This is a fun fill-in-the-blank book that will really get your kiddos thinking.  It's the perfect book to inspire and encourage creative writing this summer.


It includes fun facts, quizzes, journal prompts and other activities and would be a fun complement to the movie.


My kiddos are really enjoying this cool book and your little Dory fans are sure to love it too!


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.

Book Review: Sunshine Beach by Wendy Wax

**Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

I recently had the chance to review Sunshine Beach by Wendy Wax:


About the book:
In this brand-new summer read by the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point, three women join forces to bring a historic seaside hotel back to life…

There’s nothing that a fresh coat of paint and a few glasses of wine can’t fix…

After losing their life savings in a Ponzi scheme, Maddie, Avery, and Nikki have banded together to make the most of what they have left, using their determination, ingenuity, guts, and a large dose of elbow grease. It’s Maddie’s daughter Kyra who stumbles across a once glorious beachfront hotel that has fallen into disrepair. The opportunity to renovate this seaside jewel is too good to pass up—especially when they come up with the idea of shooting their own independent television show about the restoration. What could possibly go wrong?

Everything. With the cameras rolling, Maddie’s second-chance romance with her all-too-famous new boyfriend gets complicated, Avery struggles with grief over the loss of her mother, and Nikki’s reluctance to commit to the man who loves her could leave her to face the biggest challenge of her life. Even the hotel seems to be against them, when their renovation uncovers a decades-old unsolved murder which just might bring their lives tumbling down all over again…

My thoughts:
The perfect book for your beach or pool bag this summer, Sunshine Beach will not disappoint!  The story is compelling and heartfelt, with a little Southern sass and comedic relief thrown in.  The element of mystery surrounding the renovation property keeps the reader engaged and the ladies complicated relationships are fun to follow as well.  You find yourself rooting for this great group of characters from page one.  Great writing that is perfect for summer!

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, June 22, 2016

Challenger Sports: British Soccer Camp @usfg

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British Soccer Camp is the most popular camp in North America - 150,000 campers! With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, British Soccer Camps provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert's right in the heart of their own community. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!


7-year-old D got to try out Challenger's British Soccer Camp last week and he absolutely loved it!  Signing up was a breeze and because we signed up early, D got a free soccer jersey and water bottle.  The camp comes with a free t-shirt and soccer ball as well.  The coaches were energetic and entertaining for the entire week, which can sometimes be tricky in our super hot, super humid weather, so props to  them for their awesome attitudes!  


Every day, the 3-hour camp consisted of warm-ups, soccer drills and mini games within the similarly aged groups and then a group "storytime" where the older and younger kiddos got to combine for fun stories and jokes from the coaches.  After that the big group was divided into 4 teams and each day the teams played "World Cup" games.  D's team picked Brazil as their country name and each day they were given "homework" that encouraged them to learn more about their country and share with the group on the following day.  What a fun way to get the kiddos thinking and communicating!  Throughout the entire week the kiddos were given excellent instruction and plenty of praise to keep their spirits high.  Needless to say, D is already asking if we can sign him up for British Soccer Camp next year!  That's a sure sign of a great experience:)

Enroll you child in a British Soccer Camp today!

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.

Keep Every Room in the House a Healthier Clean with Better Life Products!

**Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

You may have heard of Better Life cleaning products or even seen them on ABC's hit show Shark Tank.  We recently got to try out some of the awesome products and were thrilled with the results!


Better Life’s goal is to make products that continue to challenge the way people think about natural cleaning – with more plant power, fewer warning labels, and formulas that are always safe for the mess makers.

Better Life products are free of unnecessary ingredients that may pose health risks for people, pets, marine life, and the planet. They’re packaged using solar energy and recyclable materials, with formulas that biodegrade two-to-five times faster than leading natural and conventional cleaners.  They are derived from natural plant products and scented naturally from botanical extracts.


We tried out the Shark Kit that includes every product demoed during the appearance on Shark Tank and is currently on sale for just $25!

Kit includes:
All-Purpose Cleaner, Clary Sage & Citrus (32oz)
Floor Cleaner, Citrus Mint (32oz)
Dish Soap, Lemon Mint (22oz)
Kitchen and Bath Scrubber (16oz)
General Purpose Microfiber Cloth


The products smell amazing and work wonders on tough dirt and grime.  They are safe for the whole family to use which means more helping hands come clean up time...gotta love that!  If you are looking for cleaning products that are healthy for your family and the environment, give Better Life a try!


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.

Monday, June 20, 2016

ChefClubBox: Awesome Kid's Snack Subscription Box!

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Now that summer is here, I am always on the lookout for fun ideas for the kiddos.  They love getting mail and they were really excited to find a package from ChefClubBox waiting for them a few weeks ago:


The ChefClubBox is a premium snack delivery subscription providing healthy snacks for families on the go. 


 Our box was full of great tasting snacks, but that is not all.  It came with a calendar of the month of May's celebrated foods.


There were also activities, jokes and cool food facts that the kiddos really enjoyed.


Our box was packed full of awesome snacks and kitchen goodies:


Every Classic box will contain 10+ Healthy Snacks and a Kid Surprise, our May box also featured a Parent Surprise:




There was a ring of helpful recipes and exercises for the kids to try out as well.




With the Classic Box, you pay $35.99 (monthly subscription) with FREE SHIPPING in US nd you are guaranteed $35+ Value.

We loved our ChefClubBox and all of the goodies it contained!  We got to try out yummy new snacks and learned a little bit along the way.  It's the perfect fun activity for summer that the whole family can enjoy:)

Click to shop ChefClubBox!


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.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

#ProtectClothesYouLove With Downy Fabric Conditioner

**This is a sponsored post from SheSpeaks/P&G.  Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

With all we do to protect our clothes, why not do something as simple as pour Downy Fabric Conditioner into every load of laundry? With the simple filling of a cap, you can say goodbye to stretching, fading, and pilling, giving your clothes a longer, happier life.


My favorite day is Clean Sheets Day and I love it even more now that we've added Downy Liquid Fabric Conditioner to our laundry routine.  The smell of our clean laundry freshens up the whole house and lingers for days!  Of course the biggest reason I love Downy is because it leaves our clothes and linens smelling absolutely ahhh-mazing, but it has some other really awesome benefits!

Downy protects clothes:
Instead of losing their shape, clothes bounce back to their store-bought form.
Colors stay true and resist fading.
Towels are protected from pilling and fuzz.
Fabrics are softened for added comfort.


Check out the science behind Downy Liquid Fabric Conditioner:
During a ride around the washing machine, garments pull stretch, and rub together. Downy conditions, strengthens, and lubricates each fiber to protect clothing from the friction, and agitation of typical washing cycle.

Here is another helpful tip for fabric protection:  
In addition to the protection Downy fabric conditioner offers, turning garments inside out, and washing soft fabrics like cotton on the gentle cycle will keep your clothes looking the best for years to come.


Want your laundry to smell and look great?
Downy Fabric Conditioner is available at Walmart and Walmart.com for everyday low prices. Learn more and shop for it here.



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.