Monday, June 21, 2021

Daily Goodie Box...It's More Than Just Free Samples! June 2021

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

I just found one of the easiest ways to get great free samples...Daily Goodie Box!

It couldn't be much easier.  You sign up and the folks at Daily Goodie Box will send you a box of free goodies.  All they ask is that you let them know what you think of the products. Shipping is free and no credit card required.  After your first box, you are more likely to be chosen for another box if you have reviewed your goodies.


Have a look at a typical Daily Goodie Box:


Looks awesome right?  Check out the products we received: 


Easy to swallow vitamins for hair, skin and nails.


These yummy cookies were amazing!


We loved this natural shampoo!


The perfect spray to keep the germs away!


A wonderful, easy to mix, apply and wash off face mask!


A unique take on oral care...we loved it!


Gorgeous color and smooth application!


This cream goes on smoothly and I love the results!

Daily Goodie Box is more than just free samples though.  You get money-making opportunities thanks to surveys and review opportunities too!  

Daily Goodie Box has a very user-friendly portal to help you keep track of all of these great opportunities as well as chances to win Bonus Goodie Boxes along with your regular Daily Goodie Box!  This is a really fun and easy way to try out free products for very minimal effort on your part:)  Check it out and if it sounds interesting to you, get signed up...easy peasy! 

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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.

Friday, June 18, 2021

High Protein, Low Sugar Snacking All Summer Long Thanks to Old Trapper Jerky!

  

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

Old Trapper Beef Jerky is handcrafted from the most savory and highest-quality protein. The end result is a take-anywhere healthy snack that is low in calories yet high in protein - the perfect snack or even quick meal replacement. Each 1 oz serving contains only 70 calories, 0 grams of fat and 6 grams of carbs.


This jerky has 0 grams sugar with 14 grams of protein per serving and is a great a keto-friendly snack.  The ingredients behind the company’s 50 years of success are as short as its actual ingredient list: lean high-quality meat, quality seasonings, real wood-fired smoke and a hands-on manufacturing process. Couple that with an affordable price point and Old Trapper’s ability to outlast the competition becomes obvious. 


Old Trapper jerky makes the perfect snack for the whole family this 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.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Fun in the Kitchen with Kids and June's Gramma In a Box

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

My kiddos love helping out in the kitchen, especially if the projects involve creativity and the end result is a sweet treat.  Gramma In a Box is their favorite subscription box these days, because it is full of hands-on food projects that do just that!


Gramma in a Box is a monthly subscription box which delivers everything you need to make sweet treats inspired by Gramma.


The June box featured Minion and Emoji themed goodies and enough supplies for 2 different edible projects.

Step-by-step instructions with illustrations are included, along with everything you need for a fun treat crafting experience recommended for ages 4 and up. 

Project # 1: 
Emoji Pops




Project #2:
Minion and Emoji Cookie Decorating




The kiddos had a blast creating these tasty treats!  The instructions were easy peasy, the projects were fun and the creations were delicious. We are always especially impressed with how fresh the cookies are!
  
Gramma in a Box is $20 per month when you sign up for a recurring debit or credit card payment.  You can also purchase 3 months, 6 months or 12 months prepaid at slightly discounted rates and you can cancel any time.

If you are a grandma that lives too far from your grandkids to bake together, Gramma in a Box is a great idea for a fun, hands-on activity to share across the miles that is sure to create lasting memories. What a great gift idea!

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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 16, 2021

LaLa Horse Subscription Box for Horse-Loving Girls! June 2021


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

Do you have a horse-loving daughter or granddaughter?  Check out LaLa Horse, the monthly subscription box for horse-lovers!


 LaLa Horse creates a box full of fun, inspiring, educational gifts and products for kids who love horses. For just $39.95 monthly, your horse-lover will receive a box that includes various horse-themed items. Items vary each month and could include jewelry, socks, books, puzzles, bags, pillow cases, wall art, keychains, and more!  LaLa Horse also has a monthly subscription option that's just $12.95/month...The Equine Fashionista Surprise!  With this subscription, your horse-loving young lady will receive a special package each month containing one or two sweet horse-themed items, such as a bracelet, necklace, ring, keyring, earrings, and more.

Check out the items in our June LaLa Horse box:

Stirrup Keychain

Equestrian Hat

Signed Copy of Meet the Morgans


A really enjoyed her LaLa Horse box!  What a fun box to share with the horse-lover in your life!

All around, we think LaLa Horse would make an excellent subscription box for young horse lovers.


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.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

New Releases from Scholastic for June!

  

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

Check out our favorite new releases in both the YA and picture book categories from Scholastic this month!


One Small Hop
By Madelyn Rosenberg

When Ahab and his friends find a bullfrog in their town — a real, live bullfrog, possibly the last bullfrog in North America — they have several options:

A. Report it to the Environmental Police Force. Too bad everyone knows they're a joke.

B. Leave it be. They're just a bunch of kids — what if they hurt it by moving it?

C. Find another real, live bullfrog on the black market. Convince their parents to let them bike to Canada. Introduce the two frogs. Save all of frogkind.

Ahab convinces the rest of the group that C is their only real option. Because if they don't save this frog, who will? Their quest, which will involve fake ice cream, real frog spawn, and some very close calls, teaches Ahab that hope is always the logical choice, and science is always better with friends.


Last Gate of the Emperor
By Prince Joel Makonnen , Kwame Mbalia

Yared Heywat lives an isolated life in New Addis — a hardscrabble city with rundown tech, lots of rules, and not much to do. His worrywart Uncle Moti and bionic lioness Besa are his only family… and his only friends.

Often in trouble for his thrill-seeking antics and smart mouth, those same qualities make Yared a star player of the underground augmented reality game, The Hunt for Kaleb's Obelisk. But when a change in the game rules prompts Yared to log in with his real name, it triggers an attack that rocks the city. In the chaos, Uncle Moti disappears.

Suddenly, all the stories Yared's uncle told him as a young boy — of kingdoms in the sky and city-razing monsters — are coming to life. And somehow Yared is at the center of them.


The Ghosts We Keep
By Mason Deaver

On the night Liam Lawson's twin brother is killed in a hit-and-run accident, his entire world crumbles around him. But before he has a chance to process, Liam is faced with a barrage of people he hardly knows offering empty condolences and assorted casseroles. Despite being close to his mother — and best friends, Joel and Vanessa — he feels lost, isolated by grief, and completely out of control.

Through group therapy, Liam learns how to be more open with his mother, about the night of the accident and the repressed emotions that have been causing his panic attacks and anxiety to get worse, and to have the courage to come out to Joel and Vanessa even as he's still in the process of figuring things out for himself.

This book is about grief. But it's also about why we live. Why we have to keep moving on, and why we should

The Girl from the Sea
By:  Molly Knox Ostertag

Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: she can’t wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives. She’s desperate to finish high school and escape her sad divorced mom, her volatile little brother, and worst of all, her great group of friends … who don’t understand Morgan at all. Because really, Morgan’s biggest secret is that she has a lot of secrets, including the one about wanting to kiss another girl.

Then one night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie. The two become friends and suddenly life on the island doesn’t seem so stifling anymore.

But Keltie has some secrets of her own. And the girls start to fall in love, everything they’re each trying to hide will find its way to the surface… whether Morgan is ready or not.


Free to Be Elephant Me
By:  Giles Andreae
Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees

It's time for the Elephant Games! Every young elephant parades their talent in front of the king to earn their special elephant name. But Num-Num doesn't have a special skill to display. With a little help from some familiar friends, will this little elephant learn that being yourself is the most important talent of them all?


Readers will love seeing all their favorite characters from Giraffes Can't Dance return, including a funny cameo from Gerald himself! Free to be Elephant Me is perfect for family sharing and for teaching young readers about the importance of being yourself.

Llama Glamarama
By Simon James Green  Illustrator Garry Parsons

Larry lives a slow and quiet life at the barn with all the other llamas, just the way they like it. But at night when everyone has gone to bed, Larry loves to dress up in bright costumes and DANCE! He has to hide this from the others, for fear that they won't approve of his raucous ways. One day, he stumbles upon the Llama Glamarama, a carnival full of music, laughter, and yes — dancing!

Will this vibrant celebration give Larry the pride he needs to bring his dance back home? A bright and colorful rhyming story with a powerful message about celebrating differences, Llama Glamarama is the perfect Pride picture book for everyone!

Find these and many more great books at Scholastic! 


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 14, 2021

#SummerFun with Books From Quarto!

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

One of our favorite publishers has some really great books to kick off your summer of fun!  Check out what we are reading from Quarto this summer:


First up, 3 crafty books to help get those creative juices flowing:

Sketch-Large Kraft

Explore a world of possibilities with this stylish oversized sketchbook featuring a sleek, kraft cover.

Sketch - Large Kraft is the ultimate blank canvas, with:
Over 200 pages of blank, high-quality white paper
A smooth, brown kraft cover
Layflat paperback design for ease of use
Dimensions of 8.25 x 11.375 inches
Perfectly oversized for your drafting table or studio space for long creative sessions, this large sketchbook is great for a variety of needs:
An art book for drawing, painting, and sketching
A journal for creative writing
A notebook for meetings or classes
A practice book for calligraphy or handwriting
A homemade recipe book
An activity book for children
And much more!
It also makes a great gift for the artist or creative in your life, as well as recent graduates or those starting their first job. Keep yourself and others always creating with this beautiful sketchbook!


Sticker Pictures: Animals
Stick, color & create one sticker at a time!

Creating modern art masterpieces has never been easier with Sticker Pictures! With Sticker Pictures: Animals, color and customize geometric portraits of 14 animals with the provided stickers, along with crayons and colored pencils.

Take coloring to the next level with these bright, geometric color-by-number templates of your favorite animals. Sticker Pictures: Animals is filled with 14 polygonal images to color, including a dog, cat, lion, and panda. At first you just see a white page with lines and numbers, but use the included stickers along with some coloring tools to fill in each image, and as you work, watch the animal portrait start to take shape! And a finished, colored animal portrait is there to guide you if you need it.

All you need to get started are colored pencils, crayons, markers, or even paints, and the shaped polygon stickers included in the back of this book. The icons on the sticker sheets show which stickers are assigned to each animal. To create each picture, match the numbered stickers to each numbered space in the animal outlines. Then color in the shapes marked with circles. As you fill in the shapes, you will gradually reveal the animal in each picture!

The animals in this book include:

Raccoon
Dog
Fox
Cat
Pig
Cow
Owl
Rabbit
Mouse
Giraffe
Lion
Panda
Hippo
Bear
Creating modern, geometric portraits of animals has never been easier than with Sticker Pictures: Animals!

Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Lifelike Subjects
A complete guide to rendering flowers, landscapes, and animals

Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Lifelike Subjects teaches beginning artists how to create realistic, detailed drawings in graphite pencil.

Featuring in-depth instruction on basic drawing techniques, creating texture, developing likeness, and more, Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Lifelike Subjects is the perfect guide for you as a beginning or intermediate artist. After an introduction to basic materials and pencil techniques, four accomplished artists offer insight, tips, and step-by-step demonstrations that help create detailed, lifelike drawings of your chosen subjects, including animals, flowers, and landscapes. Learn to create texture and likeness using basic pencil techniques, understanding perspective, exploring light and shadow, developing values, and more.
Dogs & Puppies: From a soulful Basset Hound puppy to a full-grown German Shepherd, learn to draw your chosen breed step by step.
Flowers & Botanicals: Explains basic flower anatomy and how to render detailed still lifes and florals using basic pencil techniques to convey light and shadow.
Beautiful Landscapes: See the world through the eyes of an artist as you recreate coastal scenes, warm cottages, and pastoral landscapes. 
Lifelike Animals: Capture the essence of your favorite wild animals, including elephants, tigers, lions, wolves, and more.
Throughout the book, artists Diane Cardaci, Nolon Stacey, Linda Weil, and Diane Wright offer practical drawing techniques and easy-to-understand, step-by-step instruction, but also encouraging words. The journey through Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Lifelike Subjects is not about making perfect drawings; it's about achieving likeness and drawing skills with each new project, while having a great time.

The books in the Step-by-Step Studio series introduce beginning artists to the fundamental tools and techniques of their chosen medium. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects help beginners hone their skills while creating artwork across a variety of subjects, from still life and landscapes to animal portraits and botanicals.

And it wouldn't be summer if we didn't spend lots of time whipping up new desserts in the kitchen.  Here is our top pick for dessert recipes:

Sally's Baking Addiction
Irresistible Cookies, Cupcakes, and Desserts for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix

Updated with a brand-new selection of desserts and treats, the fully illustrated Sally's Baking Addiction cookbook offers more than 80 scrumptious recipes for indulging your sweet tooth—featuring a chapter of healthier dessert options, including some vegan and gluten-free recipes.

It's no secret that Sally McKenney loves to bake. Her popular blog, Sally's Baking Addiction, has become a trusted source for fellow dessert lovers who are also eager to bake from scratch. Sally's famous recipes include award-winning Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cookies, No-Bake Peanut Butter Banana Pie, delectable Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Cupcakes, and yummy Marshmallow Swirl S'mores Fudge.

Find tried-and-true sweet recipes for all kinds of delicious:

Breads & Muffins
Breakfasts
Brownies & Bars
Cakes, Pies & Crisps
Candy & Sweet Snacks
Cookies
Cupcakes
Healthier Choices
With tons of simple, easy-to-follow recipes, you get all of the sweet with none of the fuss!

Check out Quarto Publishing Group for some really fabulous books to keep the whole family busy this 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.

#FathersDayGiftGuide - CBD Wellness Products from The Healing Rose!

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

Give dad the gift of self-care this Father's Day with some really useful CBD-infused bath and body products from The Healing Rose!  Check out a few of our favorites that can be found in the Father's Day bundle:


The Healing Rose is a woman-led company that believes in only using 100% natural ingredients that are cruelty free, paraben free and GMO free. Their products are infused with CBD Hemp Extracts that are 3rd party tested for pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals, microbiological contaminants, & harmful nutrients/elements. Their team works directly with raw organic ingredients to handcraft products in small batches with love and healing intentions. 

Check out each product that can be found in the Ultimate Father’s Day CBD Gift Bundle - $109 (Value $181) 40% Off

Spearmint Lip Balm - $6

You can be sure your lips are getting pampered every time you apply this smooth, moisturizing lip balm! 25 mg of CBD

Relax & Restore Roll On Oil - $25

The Relax and Restore Blend is great for aches, pains and headache relief.  Rub some into to your temples or at the base of your neck or scalp and let the healing powers ease your pain. 100 mg CBD

Broad Spectrum Silver CBD Oil - $70

  The Healing Rose's newest batch of broad spectrum CBD distillate is now USDA Certified Organic, making this product made with 100% Certified Organic Ingredients. 1200 mg of CBD

Lemon Ginger 4X Salve - $80

The Lemon Ginger with Menthol salve is 4X strength with 1200 mg of CBD.  They are great for pinpointing aches and pains with direct application to the affected area.

What a great way to treat Dad this Father's Day, right?  Check out The Healing Rose for these bundles and more fantastic CBD-infused bath and body care products!



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.