Friday, May 30, 2014

Silver Tails Infrared Pet Massager #Sponsored

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

We recently had the chance to review the Infrared Massager from Silver Tails:

This massager is great for dogs of all sizes.  It can help increase blood flow and cell generation and can also help soothe aching joints and muscles.  If your pet has arthritis, this tool is great for relieving tension, stiffness and pain.  

This massager has 2 heated massage heads and includes a rechargeable battery and charger.  The tool has a 3 function switch for separate heat and massage control.  It heats up quickly and works just as promised.  It scared Shiner a bit when we tried to use it on him, but after testing it out on myself, I'm sure it would be great for aging dogs.:)

ABCD Diaries gives the Silver Tails Infrared Massager an A!

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Max Jeans: Stella Trouser Short for Summer! #Sponsored

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We recently had the chance to review the Stella Trouser Short from Max Jeans:

I love these shorts!  They are the perfect summer staple.  Just the right length...not frumpy, but also not too short!  They have a very flattering fit and are made of a stretch material, so they kind of glide over your hips, nice and snug, but are comfortably loose around the thigh. 

 You can dress them up or wear them causally.  They are easy to care for and seem to be wrinkle resistant.  They come with a woven belt and feature a dual clasp and interior button closure.  
Seriously, a fantastic addition to any women's spring/summer wardrobe!

ABCD Diaries gives Max Jeans an A+!

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Q Box: Cute, Fun Lifestyle Subscription Box! #Sponsored

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We recently had the chance to review the May Q Box:

The Q Box is a monthly subscription service that features beauty, fashion, accessories and home products from Japan or Korea.  Each box has 5-7 full size items and always includes a jewelry item.  Each box is valued at $60+, but only costs you $24.95!

Let's take a look at what came in our May Q Box:

 This Laura Ashley tote is so cute and reversible!  It's perfect for Spring and A loves it:)  It is valued at $20.

This brush is super soft and silky!  Perfect for freshening up:) It retails at $15.

We are in love with these sticky notes!  We received the green ones and they are so cute and very fitting for springtime!  They retail at $7.50.

Another item the kiddos adore:  these Snail Glass Markers!  No, my kiddos aren't drinking wine, but these cute little snails are great for marking any kind of cup or glass and they are adorable!  These retail at $8.

This gorgeous headband was another fun find!  So sparkly and fits really well without slipping off.  This retails at $12.

Finally, the iPhone case that is ice cream scented!  Super cute and fun:)  Retails at $12.

So the total value of this month's box was over $70!  What a great deal!!

This box was really fun for both me and the kiddos.  It would make a great gift or just a wonderful treat for yourself each month:)  I was impressed by the amount of items for the price.  And, seriously, everything was so darn cute!!

ABCD Diaries gives Q Box an A+!

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PB Crave Makes a Scrumptious PB Sandwich! #Giveaway #Sponsored

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

We recently had the chance to review PB Crave's lineup of flavored peanut butter:

PB Crave is made with quality, natural ingredients and is sweetened with honey.  You won't find any hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, high fructose corn or other syrups in this peanut butter.  It's also cholesterol free, gluten free and delicious!  PB Crave have blended some fantastic flavors together to make some really yummy PB!  Check them out:

Razzle Dazzle: A twisted blend of red raspberry, wild honey, cool white chocolate and rich dreamy darkness — this peanut butter offers a magical mix of deliciousness.

Cookie Nookie: A mouth-watering mix of chocolate chips, cookie dough flavor, wild honey and premium peanut butter — it’s two classics together as one.

CoCo Bananas: A tropical blend of yummy bananas, cocoa and wild honey, this peanut butter adds a taste of island paradise to any kitchen. 

Choco Choco: A delicious double dose of semi-sweet and rich dark chocolate with premium peanut butter and wild honey — it's decadence and delight in every bite.  
We enjoyed every flavor!  These peanut butter are lick-the-spoon good:)  No more boring PB sandwiches here!  
ABCD Diaries gives PB Crave an A+!

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

goDog Zombiez Dog Toy with Chew Guard #Sponsored

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We recently had the chance to review a Zombiez toy from goDog:

Shiner loves his Zombiez toy!  As soon as we opened the box, Shiner grabbed it out of the box and got to chewing on it even before we cut the tag off!  It's definitely his new favorite toy!  

He is a super chewer, so within a couple of days, our Zombiez toy was missing his arms and legs, but Shiner still loves chewing on the body and head:)  He usually completely rips apart anything plush within the first hour, so the fact that we still have a fun and entertaining toy for him in this Zombiez plush is awesome!  I am super impressed with the durability of this toy.  We're definitely fans of Chew Guard Technology!

ABCD Diaries gives goDog Zombiez an A!

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Clean Up with Sudsy Box Soap Subscription Service! #Sponsored

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We recently had the chance to review a monthly soap subscription box called Sudsy Box:

Sudsy Box delivers 100% all natural soaps and bath products every other month.  You get three handcrafted soaps and a free gift that could be lip balms, lotion bars, body butter, sea salt scrubs and more!
Their all natural soaps are free from artificial colors and fragrances and contain no chemical preservatives.  The ingredients are simple...olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and essential oils.

These soaps are created in small batches in some amazing scent combinations!  They come from Heidi's Artisan Soaps.  Heidi is the creator of both companies.  Each month, Sudsy Box and Heidi's Artisan Soap make non-allergenic soaps to give to those in need.  Great soap and a great cause!

Included in our box were Lavender Dreams, Orange Mocha Espresso, and Morning Mist.

The Orange Mocha Espresso is an exfoliating bar which works wonders on rough, dry skin and sells amazing!

The Lavender Dreams is super creamy and relaxing.  It lathers up really nicely and is great for right before bedtime.

The Morning Mist soap is perfect for those morning showers!  It has a super refreshing scent and really leaves my skin feeling soft after using it.

The soaps are just as beautiful as they are functional, and aromatically pleasing as well...a real treat to your senses!

Each soap has a sleeve that lists all of the ingredients and is made of seeded paper that can be planted to sprout wildflowers!  What a great bonus:)

Speaking of bonus, my free gift was a lovely peppermint lip balm that glides on smooth and moisturizes for hours.

A Sudsy Box starts at just $20 including shipping, which is a great price for handmade artisan soaps!

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Loot Crate Gamer Subscription! #Giveaway #Sponsored

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

We recently had the chance to review the May Loot Crate:

"Loot Crate is the monthly gear and swag club for those that live and embrace the geek and gaming lifestyle. Loot Crate is a product discovery box, connecting our subscribers, known as Looters, with the best new and emerging companies producing gear, snacks, toys, hardware, art, and other goodies for the geek and gaming market. Each month, Loot Crate handpicks 6-8 new items to include in the box, which are kept secret until the boxes are delivered!"

Each month, Loot Crate has a theme and for May the theme was "Adventure."  Our crate included goodies from Zelda, Adventure Time and Minecraft along with a few other treats thrown in for good measure:)  The Zelda tee is awesome and brings back memories of hours spent adventuring with Link:)  D loved the Adventure Time collectible tin/figurine along with the Minecraft hanger collectible and the mystery of not knowing which character was going to be inside of either package.  

The stickers from Maker and Polaris were super cool, as were the tats from Markiplier.
The Friend Zone soundtrack was a great and entertaining listen and the "Dangerous to go Alone" bottle openers are a sweet throwback as well!

It's really cool how much support Loot Crate gives to up and comers and their fans.  Another super awesome feature is the online magazine that we were emailed when our crate arrived.  It gives a ton of cool backstory about the featured items and contributors...pretty neat stuff!

At just under $20 per month, this is a fantastic value for the gamer in your life, even if that gamer may be you:)  Loot Crate would make a fantastic Father's Day gift if your dad is a gamer!

ABCD Diaries gives Loot Crate an A+!  

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Celebrate Summer With the Tea Lover's Subscription Box: Tea Sparrow! #Spon

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

We recently had the chance to review a tea sampler from Tea Sparrow, a monthly subscription tea company:

Tea Sparrow was created by loose leaf tea lovers.  Their mission is to provide new teas to other tea-lovers to help broaden their tea-tasting horizons (my words, not their's:)

Each Tea Box comes with 4 different teas packaged individually in cute little envelopes that hold approximately 1oz of loose leaf  tea. Every month is different, so you’ll always have new teas to discover and enjoy.  One sampler can make between 35-65 cups of tea depending on how strong you like your tea.

Each envelope has an informational label attached giving you background info on the tea, how to prepare the tea, ingredients and ordering information for when you find a blend you love, and you WILL find new teas that you will love and crave more of:)  Tea Sparrow doesn't sell individual teas, but they give you all the info you need to buy from the tea blender.

Tea Sparrow subscriptions start at just $20 monthly, which is a pretty sweet deal for this fun surprise pack of teas delivered straight to your door.  It would make a nice gift for all the tea-lovers in your life as well:)

Now, let's take a look at what was in the May Tea Sparrow box:

Passion Peach

This tea is from tea blender Bissell. It is a mouthwatering peach tea and tastes distinctly of passion fruit and, well,  peach.  This was great warm and iced...the perfect fruity tea for summer!

Red Rose Rooibos

Red Rose Rooibos from Tiesta Teas has recently been re-blended to incorporate fruity hints and a floral finish.  Another super summer tea!

 Spring Kiss

Sonnentor’s Spring Kiss, with mint, licorice and gentle touch of lemon is crisp and refreshing, really reminiscent of warmer Spring weather.  This tea was fantastic iced!

 Treasures of Japan

Aromatica Teas offers up this expertly blended tea, Treasures of Japan, blending five elite Japanese green teas together to make one exquisite brew! 

We really enjoyed sampling all of these wonderful teas!  The folks at Tea Sparrow really know how to find the best of the best:)

ABCD Diaries gives Tea Sparrow an A+!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Father's Day Gift Guide: Hey Dude Shoes #Giveaway #Sponsored

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

We recently had the chance to review the Riva shoes in Sage Camo/Orange from Hey Dude:

What we thought:
Hey Dude's motto is "Italian Design, California Comfort!" and the shoes we reviewed truly live up to their claim!  The Riva shoe is the lightest shoe in the Hey Dude men's line weighing in at just 4.5 ounces!  These shoes epitomize summer and are perfect for casual weekend shoes, whether at the beach, the lake, poolside, or a backyard BBQ.  

These shoes are really well-made and B says they were pretty comfortable right out of the wearing in needed:)  

Hey Dude carries men's and women's shoes that are lightweight and durable while at the same time keeping up with the latest footwear trends.  A pair of Hey Dude shoes would make a fantastic gift this Father's Day!

ABCD Diaries gives Hey Dude shoes an A+!

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Bring on Summer with Okabashi Flip Flops! #Giveaway #Sponsored

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We recently had the chance to review a pair of Indigo Active Flip Flops from Okabashi:

These flip flops are on my must-have list for summer!  They are cute AND comfortable, while also being strong and easy to clean.  The straps are back in neoprene which makes them super comfy.  There are "strategically-placed reflexology beads on the ergonomic foot-bed that gently massage and stimulate feet" which just adds to the comfort.  These flip fops are anti-slip, anti-odor, vegan-friendly, latex-free, durable and waterproof.  Okabashi also guarantees their USA-made footwear for 2 years!

Okabashi is a family owned business that has focused on designing and manufacturing extremely comfortable shoes since 1984.  Their flip flops are 100% recyclable and can even be washed in the dishwasher!

Okabashi has several styles of flip flops for the whole family and each comes in a variety of color choices to suit everyone's personalities:)  These awesome summer flip flops start at just $14.99!

I've worn mine everywhere since getting them, but they are absolutely perfect for the beach and the pool since they are so easy to clean up and waterproof.

I am so excited to have found Okabashi!  These flip flops are good for my feet, the planet and my budget:)

ABCD Diaries gives Okabashi an A+!

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Kitten Caboodle & Diggity Dog Card Games from Educational Insights #Giveaway #Sponsored

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We recently had the chance to review Kitten Caboodle and Diggity Dog, two of the newest card games from Educational Insights!

Both of these games play the same way, you can choose which you like based on your kiddos preference for either cats or dogs:)  This is a "Go Fish" type game where you try to get 3 necessities in order to adopt a puppy or kitten.  Each pet needs a different trio of items to be adopted.  The person who adopts the most pets wins!  

This game is for 2-4 players and is rated for preschoolers, though my 5 and 8 year olds LOVE it!  It helps them to develop matching skills and counting skills and encourages social skills, turn-taking and good sportmanship.

The pets that are featured o the cards are real-life fur babies who were adopted from animal shelters and they are adorable.  The game provides a bit of background infomration for each critter and the kiddos loved reading all about them:)

These are super fun games that can be played fairly quickly and would be great as summer fun for your kiddos!

ABCD Diaries gives Kitten Caboodle and Diggity Dog an A+!

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Father's Day Gift Guide: ClubsGalore Gift of the Month Subscriptions! #Sponsored

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We recently had the chance to review 2 different monthly club subscriptions from Clubs Galore, the Hot 'n' Spicy Club and the Marinade  and Sauce of the Month Club.

The Hot 'n' Spicy of the Month Club contains 4 spicy surprises each month.  We were sent Scorpion's Sting Peanuts, Spontaneous Combustion Hot Sauce, Legendary Texas Foods Pure Smoked Habanero Powder and Fischer & Wieser Red Hot Jalapeno Jelly.

B, who is pretty well-schooled in spicy stuff, was most impressed by the Habanero Powder which he said packed quite a punch.  I was too chicken to try it after that diagnosis, but I did enjoy the other spicy treats, especially the Jalapeno Jelly.

This subscription is $36.95 /month and would be a fun gift for the Dad who loves all thing spicy:)

The Marinade and Sauce of the Month Club includes two bottles of highly rated sauces.  We received two bottles from Fischer & Wieser, a Hickory Smoked Black Pepper Mustard Sauce and a Traditional Steak and Grilling Sauce.  We really enjoyed both sauces.  This would be a fun surprise each month for the King of the Grill:)
A subscription to this club is $26.50/month.

ClubsGalore Gift of the Month Clubs are the perfect way to celebrate Father's Day!  They offer a huge selection of monthly subscriptions from food clubs to wine and spirit clubs and much more in between.  There is sure to be a club for every Dad!  And at a variety of price points, there is something for every budget.  A subscription from Clubs Galore is a gift that can keep on giving this Father's Day!
ABCD Diaries gives Clubs Galore an A+!
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Southern Linens: Simple, Handcrafted Elegance! #Sponsored

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We recently had the chance to review a gorgeous kitchen towel from Southern Linens:

"Southern Linens carries monogrammed linens for the bedroom, dining table, bathroom and baby. Each item is handcrafted and designed with a personal touch."

We love our gorgeous handcrafted kitchen towel.  Southern Linens offers a variety of fonts, sizes and thread colors to choose from.  We picked the Stuyvesant font for the B on our towel and it turned out beautifully!

Emily is the owner and creator of Southern Linens.
You can tell she loves her work by the attention to detail put into this towel.  I have no doubt that Emily does her best to make each piece unique and something you will treasure for years to come.  

Southern Linens carries handcrafted towels for kitchen and bath, napkins, bed linens and baby linens that are sure to be treasured.

We have to have linens, so why not let them be a reflection of who we are and beautify our homes at the same time!

Southern Linens would make memorable gifts for any occasion.
ABCD Diaries gives Southern Linens an A+!

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