Monday, August 19, 2019

Sleek Treat: Monthly Goodies for a Low Carb Lifestyle! August 2019

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

If you are doing a keto or low carb diet, you know sugar is not your friend.  Neither are carbs.  But what if you have a sweet tooth and love snacking?  Sometimes it can be pretty tricky to find low carb or keto-approved goodies that actually help to keep you on track AND satisfy your craving for treats.  Sleek Treat is helping those who follow these diet plans take the guesswork out of finding snacks that are keto and low carb friendly and I couldn't be more excited to share this brand with y'all today! 


Yep, that's right.  There is a snack subscription box that you can indulge in without worry or guilt!  And it's practically zero effort on your part!  Sleek Treat is a snack box with a focus on natural, no added sugar and gluten free treats safe for diabetics, ketogenics and those interested in living healthy without sacrificing delicious flavor.  Even if you aren't one any type diet or regimented food plan, these snacks are great options for young and old!

Sleek Treat provides a range of cookies, bars, candy, nuts, granola, cheese snacks, confections and more each month which means you should always have great snack options on hand!  They do the tedious work of checking macros and reading nutrition labels so you don't have to stress.  All snacks in Sleek Treat have low net carbs per serving (typically 1-2g or less). Most snacks included are Gluten Free and if you are gluten intolerant you can make a note on your account to ensure you receive only gluten free snacks.  


Check out our August Sleek Treat box for an idea of what to expect:

Information card (front and back) with all the macros, allergy info and details on each included product:


FitJoy Grain Free Protein Puffs Nacho Cheese

Keto Geek Energy Pod Chocolate Fudge

Fit Joy Fun Size Cookies and Cream Cookie Dough Brownie

Nush Foods Pineapple Mango Cake

SmartSweets Sweet Fish

True Lemon Fruit Infusions

Dang Plant Based Lemon Matcha Bar

What a great assortment of treats right?!  The Signature Box Sleek Treat subscription box is $34.99 month to month and just $28 per month with a yearly plan.  That is a pretty great value for the quality of snacks you get and the fact that YOU don't have to figure all the macros.  Easy breezy!  They also offer a mini service that includes 3-5 snacks and costs just $14.99.  If you are on a keto or low carb diet, or just want to try out a variety of healthy snack options each month, check out Sleek Treat!


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 Your Pups (and Yourself) Happy this Summer with Founding Fathers Treats!


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

Founding Fathers is one of those awesome companies that offers up fantastic, high quality goods AND does all they can to give back to the community.  They have a fantastic line of bite-sized, chewy dog treats, a selection of bold coffees, and even an American lager!


Founding Fathers is dedicated to the mission of creating superior tasting American made products that support American military families with 50% of their profits.  Check out some of our favorite Founding Fathers products:


Founding Fathers Dog Treats contain real meat as the first ingredient. Founding Fathers offers16 oz packages of Beef, Chicken or Lamb flavors. These treats are high in protein with no sugar added, no artificial colors or flavors and no artificial preservatives. 


Founding Fathers Dog Treats are a healthy, nutritious and delicious treat for training, rewarding good behavior or just because 😊


These treats are made with salmon oil and zinc for healthy skin and coat and are supplemented with Carniking L-carnitine to support physical activity and muscle recovery.  




Harley Mae is quite the fan of the soft and chewy treats!


How about a treat for the humans?  Founding Fathers Donut Shop coffee is oh so tasty!


Founding Fathers Coffees are high quality gourmet coffees that are priced below many industry leaders, offering tremendous value for consumers.


 Their coffees are available in a number of formats including single serve brew cups, bag ground roast and espresso.  Founding Fathers Coffees are the freshest on the market -- all are made within a week of shipping to customers!   Their coffees are available in 12, 16, 36 and 80 Count Brew Cups, 12 oz. Bag Ground Roast and Espresso!  The Donut Shop is a classic medium roast coffee that is rich, smooth and satisfying.

If you are a coffee drinker or have pups that deserve a tasty, healthy treat (and don't they all?) you should check out Founding Fathers!  Awesome tasting, high quality products from a company that supports our military families...it's a no-brainer!








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.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

End of Summer Fun with Young Scientists Club Slime, Gel and Goop Kit!

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

As homeschoolers, we are always looking for educational, hands-on projects to help make learning more fun.  Concepts tend to stick better for my tactile learners when they can be explored through hands-on activities.  


The Magic School Bus kits from Young Scientists Club are an awesome resource for entertaining and engaging projects that encourage learning..and your kiddos may not even realize the valuable lessons they are learning because they will be having so much fun!  What better way to wrap up summer than with some Slime, Gel and Goop fun?!


Most of the materials you will need are provided in the box...you may need to grab a few items from the store, but for the most part any items not included, you probably already have lying around the house.




 The instruction manual is very thorough with plenty of pictures.  The experiments are laid out with easy to follow directions, backstory on what you will be learning, and space to fill in your hypothesis, results and conclusions.  This is great for teaching the scientific method.  There is space in the back of the book to help you figure out what to put in these blanks if you need a little help.


There is a handy dandy materials sheet in case you are confused at what something may be called...great for younger learners.


Each of the main members of the Magic School Bus cast gets at least one experiment or game to help teach your kiddos the lessons.  Here are a few of our favorites:

 Wanda's Experiment #2 using water absorbing crystals:


Carlos' Experiment #2 using jiggly marbles


Jyoti's Experiment #2 using gel crystals


 Arnold's Experiment using snow polymer


Tim's Experiment #1 making goop


Carlos' Experiment #1 making slime


The back of the booklet also contains info straight from the desk of Ms. Frizzle.  It gives additional information and the link to the site where you can ask any questions you may have.


Our kit was fantastic!  The kids really had a great time learning about Slime, Gel and Goop through the super fun experiments and games.  These kits would be great for backyard learning fun this summer.  Young Scientists Club also has school and group packs that are perfect for classrooms, homeschooling coops, boys and girls scouts, birthday parties, and after-school programs and science clubs.  

Use the code SCIENCEFUN for a 30% discount on any of the following subscriptions: 
Pre-pay 12 months of Magic School Bus science club 
Pre-pay 12 months of The Young Scientists club
Pre-pay 6 months of Clifford science club

 To redeem the voucher, just click on the green button (redeem voucher/coupon here) on the top of the respective club page and voila!  Super fun kits delivered straight to your doorstep!  Let the learning begin! 

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, August 16, 2019

Fun in the Kitchen with Kids and August's Gramma In a Box #spon

*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 15-20 sweet treats inspired by Gramma.

The August box featured Beach Party Treats themed goodies and enough supplies for 3 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: 
Goldfish Bowl



Project #2:
Seashell Pretzels



Project #3:
Sealife Cookie Decorating




The kiddos had a blast creating these tasty Beach Party treats!  The instructions were easy peasy, the projects were fun and the creations were delicious.   


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. 


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.