Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Elevate Your Meal Plan with Bone Suckin' Sauces and Seasonings! #spon

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


When it comes to our food, we like it saucy and spicy, so we were pretty pumped to try Bone Suckin' Sauces and Rubs.  


Check out the goods:

Bone Suckin’® Yaki®

Richer in flavor than traditional Teriyaki because we use real The addition of Italian Balsamic Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil makes this a richer Teryaki, plus it's lower in salt than most Teriyaki sauces.  Great as a marinade or dipping sauce and ranked #1 Teriyaki by New York Daily News.   

Bone Suckin’® Wing Sauces 

Love at first smell!  These sauces are perfect for dipping and dredging and topping, oh my!  The Garlic and Honey was a favorite of the kiddos and B and I loved the sweet heat of the Honey and Habanero, spicy but full of flavor.

Bone Suckin’ Sauce®

This all-purpose sauce can be used for marinating, grilling and topping for pretty much any meat.  It comes in original and hot...yes please!

Bone Suckin’® Seasoning Blends

Bone Suckin’® Seasoning and Rub
 Recommended for pretty much anything including popcorn, potatoes, green beans, steak, fish, meatloaf, and deviled eggs.  Oh yeah, and ribs!

Bone Suckin’® Seafood Seasoning and Rub
Adds great flavor to your favorite seafood including salmon, flounder, trout, mahi-mahi, shrimp and scallops.  Also great on vegetables!

Bone Suckin’® Lemon Pepper Seasoning and Rub
Make your chicken, soups, seafood, veggies and more come alive with the perfect blend of citrus and pepper. 

Bone Suckin’® Steak Seasoning and Rub
Versatile enough to be used on just about anything not just steaks. Especially delicious on home fries!

Check out how we used these awesome products:

Original Bone Suckin' Sauce as a marinade for pulled chicken:

Mixing in more sauce to the pulled chicken:

Yum!

A little extra Honey and Habanero Wing Sauce for added heat:

Seasoning and Rub on ribs:

Yum!

Top the ribs off with a little sauce for perfection:

Seafood Seasoning and Lemon Pepper on grilled salmon:

These sauces and seasonings are so versatile and make pretty much any savory food taste better, elevated if you will :) Bone Suckin’ Sauces and Rubs are also gluten free, non-GMO, Kosher and some are also Paleo.

If you are looking to up the flavor ante in your kitchen, check out Bone Suckin' Sauces and Rubs!  Certainly a treat for your taste buds!











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.

Freshen Up Your Smile with Colgate Optic White High Impact Toothpaste! #spon

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

One of the easiest ways I keep my pearly whites looking and feeling healthy is by using Colgate Optic White High Impact Toothpaste.  


Designed with 2% Hydrogen Peroxide, this powerful formula delivers visibly whiter teeth in 6 weeks (brushing twice a day), while remaining gentle enough for daily use and safe on your enamel.

It couldn't be easier or more affordable to brighten your teeth! Drinking coffee and tea leaves our teeth looking a little stained over time.  Optic White products are a huge hit in our house thanks to the quick and lasting results we've seen since we started using them.  Bring on the southern sweet tea!

Using Colgate Optic White products is a simple, yet effective way to keep your pearly whites sparkling and give you something to smile about all summer long!


You can find Clogate Optic White products at mass merchandisers, grocers and drug stores nationwide.










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.

#MothersDayGiftGuide: Olive of the Month Club from GourmetFoodClubs.com! #spon

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


Who doesn't love gourmet foods, boxed up and delivered straight to their door?  A surprise foodie delivery sure would make every mom I know happy this Mother's Day!  GourmetFoodClubs.com offers many gourmet club subscriptions as well as individual gourmet items including olives, honey, hot sauce, spice blends, bacon, wine and more.

We got to try out a delivery of their most popular subscription, the Gourmet Olive of the Month Club 


We love olives of any kind, so I pretty much knew this was going to be a hit before we received it.  This unique gift delivers a monthly dose of goodness for olive lovers.  You can choose from a 3 or 6 month subscription and each month you will receive two jars of gourmet olives.  Jars will be either 5 oz or 10 oz depending on variety.  Each delivery will include a different olive variety. Black, green, brined, pitted, stuffed; every new month comes bearing new olives. These olives are selected from small-batch, specialty producers that you are not likely to find at your local grocery store.


Our tasty olives included Blue Cheese Stuffed and Mexican Lime Jalapeno varieties from Penna...hello yum!


Both are delicious for everyday snacking or serving on fancy schmancy party trays.  The Mexican Lime Jalapeno are a bomb addition to a Mexican martini (or a regular martini for that matter!) and the Blue Cheese Stuffed are stinky-cheesy-briny deliciousness!  As an olive-loving mom, I would certainly be a happy camper with a Olive of the Month Club subscription!

Check out this awesome subscription and all of the other food club subscriptions at GourmetFoodClubs.com!






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, April 22, 2019

Loved + Blessed: A Christian Faith-Based Subscription Box April Edition #spon

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

We recently had the chance to review the April box from Loved + Blessed:


Loved + Blessed is a Christian faith-based subscription box service that delivers a box of encouragement right to your door each month.


Each box revolves around a central theme and comes with a mini poster, a sticker, a purse-sized scripture card and a gift.

The theme for the April box was Perfection:


 The scripture card this month featured Hebrews 10:14 (NIV) "For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy."


The special gift for April was awesome!  A beautiful "Perfectly Imperfect" necklace from the Etsy shop Things by Wings:


This box also included an encouragement kit to pass along to a friend:


I definitely think there is room for Loved + Blessed in the subscription box market and I love that their mission is to deliver encouraging products that support a fantastic message!

If that wasn't enough, Loved + Blessed gives a portion of the proceeds of each box sold to Union Rescue Mission, a charity that offers hope and healing to the homeless.  What an amazing cause!

For just $15.99/month + $4 shipping and handling in the US, you can get your Loved + Blessed box or gift someone else with this monthly dose of encouragement 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.

Friday, April 19, 2019

#MothersDayGiftGuide: Give Your Mom a Year-Round Hug with a Magic Weighted Blanket! #spon

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


Weighted blankets are becoming very popular these days thanks to the variety of benefits they provide their users.  Magic Weighted Blanket was the original inventor of these type of blankets over 20 years ago.  Weighted blankets, like The Magic Blanket™ , have shown to generate proprioceptive  input on our bodies.  For many people, this input causes the brain to release neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine,  among others.  These neurotransmitters released by the brain have naturally calming effects, which have proven to be beneficial for people experiencing sensory integration disorder, anxiety, stress, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, and Rett Syndrome.  



These blankets are like a nice hug and who wouldn't benefit from that? Typically, you choose the weight of your blanket based on your weight. 10% of your body weight is the general recommendation.  For adults not on the autism spectrum, Magic Weighted Blanket offers the Magic Blanket Lite, which measures 48x78-inches and weighs 14 pounds. It is designed to provide a medium amount of pressure on the body, providing a person with a gentle and relaxing hug without the deep pressure input found in their regular weighted blankets.  This is the blanket we reviewed hoping it would help with anxiety and stress-relief.

Let's talk about the features of all Magic Weighted Blankets and then I'll tell you about my personal experience with the Lite blanket.


You get to customize everything about your blanket.  First, choose between luxurious and sumptuously soft chenille or minky, cool and comfortable cotton or cotton flannel or warm and cozy fleece.  Then choose your weight and size.  They are great about creating the perfect blanket for every customer.  The blankets are made in the United States with an inner liner and an outer layer.  There are no visible seams, giving the blanket a smooth and elegant look.  They use a one piece blanket design with duvet cover securely sewn onto the inner liner, making the Magic Blanket more durable and easy to wash and use than blankets with removable covers.


The  inner liner is made from cotton and constructed with two panels that form the quilted squares in which they place the poly pellets.  This keeps the weight evenly dispersed.  (They only use 100% new, BPA-free, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic polypropylene pellets inside Magic Weighted Blankets.) Then they cover the inner liner with the outer layer, so you don't see any stitching.  When ready to wash, the entire blanket goes into the washer and dryer.  Easy peasy!  It usually only takes them 3 days or less to make your blanket, so you get it super quickly after ordering. 

I was pretty impressed with how comfortable this blanket was.  It really is soothing and relaxing.  It took a little while to get used to sleeping the whole night with it...occasionally during the first few nights, it got a little overwhelming.  After about three or four days, it proved to help me fall asleep more quickly and feel more rested upon waking.  That's a win for me:)  I've found both kiddos snuggling under it several times, so I'm guessing they love it too!


Need another reason to choose Magic Weighted Blanket?   This amazing company has committed to donating a blanket to a veteran in need for every ten blankets sold.  As the wife of a veteran, I am all for companies who support returning vets.

Bottom line:  If you want to gift Mom the gift of a relaxing and comforting night's sleep for years to come, check out the Magic Weighted Blanket!












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, April 18, 2019

#MothersDayGiftGuide: Is Your Mom a Bacon Freak? #spon

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


I admit, I do love my bacon, and I was pretty excited to get to try out products from Bacon Freak!  Bacon Freak is your one-stop shop for bacon themed and flavored foodie goods and, of course, a wide selection of actual bacon.  They also have the perfect gift for my fellow bacon-loving moms...the Bacon Freak Mother's Day Sampler:


 Bacon = Happiness and you know you want to make Mom happy this Mother's Day.  Want guaranteed smiles and to be chosen as her favorite offspring?  Give her this gift box filled with Gourmet Buttermilk Pancake mix,  Bacon Flavored Seasoning, Chocolate Covered Bacon, a cool bacon t-shirt, and 2 packs of delicious gourmet bacon! 

Check out the goods with descriptions from the Bacon Freak site:

Boss Hog Hickory Smoked Bacon

Flavorful, thick, and succulent, this bacon is not your average grocery store bacon, which has added water to "pork up" the weight. We don't add water to our bacon, and no water means no splatter. That's why Bacon Freak bacon is the only bacon you can fry naked! And that's why when you cook a pound of our bacon, you get a pound of bacon! Note: this package contains 14 oz. of uncooked, dry-cured bacon which will yield approximately 14 oz. of cooked bacon. It's pure bacon awesomeness! Every slice cooks up thick and meaty.  *Dry-cured, No Refrigeration Needed, Shelf stable life 90 days

Bacon Freak Maple Cinnamon Bacon

This bacon is cured with a combination of our secret spices and is slow smoked over real hickory! We also use real maple and real cinnamon, then slice this bacon thick and meaty! This hearty, mildly sweet bacon won't shrink in the pan like grocery store bacon. Our maple smoked bacon is delicious all by itself, or served with favorite breakfast dishes like pancakes and waffles. One 16 oz. package included. 

Bacon Freak Gourmet Buttermilk Pancake Mix

Bacon Freak Gourmet Buttermilk Pancake Mix was created with the classic breakfast in mind. You can't get any more classic than Gourmet Buttermilk Pancakes. This mix goes great topped with our Maple Syrup and a creamy mound of whipped cream!

Boss Hog Milk Chocolate Covered Bacon Strips

The name says it all! Imagine the delicious taste of sweet, velvety chocolate. Then let your mind wander to the savory, crunchy taste of bacon. Combine them and you've entered hog heaven! This item is a sweet and savory marriage of flavors, taking delicious bacon and covering it in rich milk chocolate! It's truly an awesome creation that every fan of sweet and savory will love. Get your own before we eat them all. These chocolate-covered bacon strips really are that good!
Each Package Contains 3 oz of Chocolate Bacon.

Bacon Freak Bacon Flavored Seasoning

Boss Hog Bacon Flavored Seasoning is bursting with the delicious flavor of bacon. Sprinkle it over whatever your heart desires... veggies, sushi, Pepto Bismol. We don't discriminate. It's there for you to use it in any way you see fit. You can even put it on bacon! Wow, that's like mixing 2 different kinds of magic together. Make it a bacon meal anytime and buy this stuff! Keep a bottle at the office in case of bland food emergencies. Even vegetarians can join in on the bacon fun. Each bottle contains 2.5 oz. of delicious Bacon Flavored Seasoning.

Bacon Freak Tee

As a bacon-lover, I can tell you, it doesn't get much better than a big ol' box of bacon goodness delivered right to my door.  This awesome variety of goodies is the stuff my bacon-infused dreams are made of!  Serve this up to Mom for Mother's Day this year for a gift she will enjoy and remember for years to come.









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, April 17, 2019

Fun in the Kitchen with Kids and April'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 April box featured Spring and Easter 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: 
Marshmallow Flower Pops



Project #2:
Crunchy Bird's Nests



Project #3:
Spring Cookie Decorating




The kiddos had a blast creating these tasty Spring and Easter 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. 


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