Friday, November 16, 2018

Chewy.com Challenge: Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe Dry Food and Mixers Topper Part 2

*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 cat and dog! two of the fantastic products you can find at Chewy.com are from Instinct by Nature's Variety:

Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe Dry Food and Mixers Toppers are made with freeze-dried raw ingredients to provide the best food choices for your pup!  There are several flavors that are full of protein-packed, grass-fed meats and non-GMO fruits and vegetables.

We are halfway through our 30 day challenge thanks to Chewy.com this November!  Harley is getting to try out the Raw Boost Venison Kibble and the Raw Boost Mixers Lamb Topper and so far, she is a huge fan!

A better way to feed kibble, Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Venison Dry Dog Food is high animal protein, boosted nutrition featuring bites of freeze-dried raw meat throughout. Created to unlock your dog’s potential to thrive, and put the benefits of raw nutrition into every bowl, it’s made with grass-fed venison as the first ingredient for strong, lean muscles. It also includes a probiotic boost for digestive health, higher levels of omegas* for healthy skin and coat, plus more antioxidants* for immune health—and it all comes from the finest ingredients from around the world.

You can actually see the chunks of raw food mixed in with the kibble. Raw Boost products never contain any grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives. and is made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

You can find the 20 lb bag on Chewy.com for $79.99

Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Mixers Lamb Recipe Freeze-Dried Dog Food Topper
Top your dog’s kibble with the power of raw with Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Mixers Lamb Recipe Freeze-Dried Dog Food Topper. Created with the belief that what pets eat enables them to thrive, this topper makes the perfect complement to your dog’s meal—adding the taste and variety that he craves, with the pure, real nutrition of raw. The whole-food ingredients are gently freeze dried to remove the moisture, which seals in all that flavor and health-boosting nutrients. And it all works to support proper digestion, a healthy coat and skin, and energy and vitality with the finest ingredients from around the world.

You can find the Raw Boost Mixers Topper in a 12.5 ounce bag on Chewy.com for just $27.99

We've been feeding Harley a large scoop of kibble and a smaller scoop of topper at meal time and she is loving it!  She actually goes through and picks out all the topper and the raw bits of kibble, then wipes the rest out.  I'm guessing those raw bits are pretty tasty!

So far, the most noticeable change since we started this diet 2 weeks ago is that her bowel movements are becoming more regular...definitely a plus.  Instinct is certainly winning Harley over!
Stay tuned for our end-of-month update on Harley's experience with Instinct Raw Boost Kibble and Topper!




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.

LaLa Horse Subscription Box for Horse-Loving Girls! November Edition #spon




*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 $29 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! 

Check out the items in our November LaLa Horse box:

Girly Girl Rings and Stick-on Earrings 

Pink Plastic Wristband with Pinkie Pie Slide Charm

Handmade Stretchy Bead Bracelet with Horseshoe Charm

Hot Focus Horse-themed Hair Extensions 

Horse-themed Notebook 

Stickers for Blinging Out Horse-Themed Notebook

Big Book of Horses to Color


Colored Pencils and Pencil Sharpener

 Envision Magazine

Arabian Horse Poster 

Thoroughbred Stallion from Safari Toys 


A really enjoyed her LaLa Horse box!  The figurines are great for collector's or kiddos who like to play with horses.  She is a huge fan of the crafty goodies and the jewelry, as always!  I loved the addition of the educational coloring book and magazine:)

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.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Grab Green's New "Baby" Line of Cleaning Products is Gentle, Yet Effective! #spon


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

Do  you have a baby or toddler?  If so, you should check out Grab Green's new line up of cleaning products specifically formulated for baby's needs.  Don't have a baby?  Doesn't matter!  Grab Green's new products offer the same great effectiveness and eco-friendliness as their original products, but are great for sensitive skin!  Gentle products the whole family can benefit from and enjoy using!!

Check out some of our favorites:



Grab Green Baby Dryer Sheets

These Dreamy Rosewood dryer sheets are lightly scented and crafted with lemon essential oil.  They smell lovely and do a great job of softening clothing while reducing static-cling and reducing wrinkles.


Each  box includes 50 compostable sheets that are made without wax or animal-derivatives.  A great alternative to other brands that are not so eco-conscious!

Grab Green Baby Laundry Detergent Pods

These convenient laundry pods also feature the Dreamy Rosewood scent, which is super relaxing, and the description says they are "specifically formulated to tackle growing baby laundry stains."  I can tell you from experience, they also do a pretty exceptional job at tackling growing kid laundry stains, growing tween laundry stain and growing adult laundry stains as well 😉

Each package contains enough pods for 50 small loads or 25 large loads...did you see that?  I did math right on the spot there 😁

If you've never tried Grab Green before, they also offer their 3-in-1 laundry detergent pods, dishwasher pods, dishwashing soap and disposal cleaners in a variety  of amazing scents.  I love the Vetiver for laundry and the Tangerine and Lemongrass for the dishes!


The laundry pods combine deep-cleaning concentrated detergent, stain remover, and brightener, all in one!


The dishwashing products offer superior cleaning, powerful grease removal and a brilliant shiny finish, all without harsh chemicals.

Anyhoo, back to the amazing baby products!

Grab Green Baby Gentle Bamboo Bottle and Dish Soap

Grab Green Dish Soap removes grease and is gentle on your hands and the planet. This non-toxic formula is phosphate-free and made from naturally-derived ingredients for an effective clean without harsh chemicals. Grab Green's baby bottle dish soap is plant based and specifically formulated to remove residue & milk odor left behind by breast milk & formula, with reduced formula for easy rinsing.

It has a very light smell, but works wonders on crusty dishes!

Grab Green Baby Diaper Pail Odor Removal

Rather than masking odors with perfumes, this diaper pail spray neutralizes odors, naturally, with zinc ricinoleate. Scented with ylang ylang and bitter orange essential oils, its the perfect solution for eliminating stinky diaper pail odors.  This Refreshing Wild Flowers odor neutralizing spray works great on our doggy pail too!  

I love using naturally derived cleaning products made by companies who care about our Earth!  Grab Green let's us gently, yet effectively clean up all of our household messes without using harsh chemicals that can be harmful to our bodies and our planet.  Check out the new Grab Green Baby line and stock up for the holiday season!





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, November 9, 2018

ABCD Diaries' 2018 Holiday Gift Guide



Here it is, lovely readers, our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide, full of our favorite gift ideas for friends and family this year!  Make sure to check back for links to our reviews...we will be updating the list as we find more fun gifts for those we love!




Ornaments With Love: Expertly Crafted Personalized Ornaments! #spon


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


Personalized Christmas tree ornaments are a wonderful way to record memories and a thoughtful way to show how much you care. Ornaments with Love makes it easy for you to create personalized Christmas ornaments.


They are a family-owned, online, personalized Christmas Ornament company and have been in business for 24 years.  We have reviewed them several times over the years and have always been impressed with the quality of the products, the friendliness of the staff and the speed of the delivery.


You can really see the care they take with each ornament by the amazing attention to detail in every ornament.

We were very pleased with our ornament this year.  It is absolutely gorgeous! This ornament will be an awesome gift for my parents who recently started their full-time RV journey.

You can find hanging ornaments and table top ornaments for pretty much any occasion and the team at Ornaments With Love are experts at personalizing each one, whatever the theme.


Ornaments With Love has a huge selection of ornaments which can be personalized for any recipient.  The selection is quite impressive...no matter who you need a special gift for, you are sure to find something at Ornaments With Love. 












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, November 1, 2018

Chewy.com Challenge: Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe Dry Food and Mixers Topper Part 1

*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 cat and dog! two of the fantastic products you can find at Chewy.com are from Instinct by Nature's Variety:


Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe Dry Food and Mixers Toppers are made with freeze-dried raw ingredients to provide the best food choices for your pup!  There are several flavors that are full of protein-packed, grass-fed meats and non-GMO fruits and vegetables.

We are embarking on a 30 day challenge thanks to Chewy.com this November!  Harley gets to try out the Raw Boost Venison Kibble and the Raw Boost Mixers Lamb Topper and she is pretty excited!



A better way to feed kibble, Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Venison Dry Dog Food is high animal protein, boosted nutrition featuring bites of freeze-dried raw meat throughout. Created to unlock your dog’s potential to thrive, and put the benefits of raw nutrition into every bowl, it’s made with grass-fed venison as the first ingredient for strong, lean muscles. It also includes a probiotic boost for digestive health, higher levels of omegas* for healthy skin and coat, plus more antioxidants* for immune health—and it all comes from the finest ingredients from around the world. 



You can actually see the chunks of raw food mixed in with the kibble.  Harley Mae is certainly intrigued:



Yep, that's her, licking the bag! 



Yum!

Raw Boost products never contain any grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives. and is made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

You can find the 20 lb bag on Chewy.com for $79.99 




Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Mixers Lamb Recipe Freeze-Dried Dog Food Topper
Top your dog’s kibble with the power of raw with Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Mixers Lamb Recipe Freeze-Dried Dog Food Topper. Created with the belief that what pets eat enables them to thrive, this topper makes the perfect complement to your dog’s meal—adding the taste and variety that he craves, with the pure, real nutrition of raw. The whole-food ingredients are gently freeze dried to remove the moisture, which seals in all that flavor and health-boosting nutrients. And it all works to support proper digestion, a healthy coat and skin, and energy and vitality with the finest ingredients from around the world.



Harley inhaled this handful of topper while we were taking our first impression photos, so I'm predicting another winner from Chewy.com!



You can find the Raw Boost Mixers Topper in a 12.5 ounce bag on Chewy.com for just $27.99

Stay tuned for our mid-month update on Harley's experience with Instinct Raw Boost Kibble and Topper!




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.

Simply Earth November Sneak Peek #spon

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

We love essential oils and are always excited to find new ways to use them in our home. Simply Earth makes it easy to do just that!


Simply Earth offers a monthly essential oil recipe box that is packed with oils, supplies and recipes to make several DIY bath, beauty and home products.  Check out a sneak peek of our November box:


We are super excited to try out all of these recipes and share our experiences with you all November long.  Stay tuned for more information on all of these wonderful DIY essential oil projects:


In the meantime, you can get your Simply Earth box and create these fun goodies right along with us!  Use the code ABCDDIARIESFREE when you subscribe and receive an Essential Oil Recipe box, the Big Bonus Box, and a $20 gift card which you can use for future purchases.