Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Feed Your Pup in Style with Le Bol Dishes from Loving Pets!

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

We recently added a new pup to our family so we needed new food and water dishes for her.  Luckily, Loving Pets came to the rescue and offered us two lovely dishes from their Le Bol collection:


Reminiscent of famous French cookware, Le Bols are gorgeous, extremely durable, stainless steel bowls with a ceramic-like interior. Le Bols also have an integrated skid and noise-free rubber base and are top-rack dishwasher safe.


The bowls featured in this post are Seine Blue and Parisian Grey, but they come in other lovely, bold colors like Bordeaux, Chartreuse and Lilac.  They come in 4 sizes ranging from extra small to large.  These gorgeous bowls make a statement while offering ample space for food and water for your pup.



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, August 15, 2017

Treat Your Fur Babies with Houndations from Loving Pets!

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Time to treat your pup!  Houndations™ Bite-size Soft-Chew Duck or Lamb Dog Treats are 100% Made in the USA.  These awesome tasting treats are the PERFECT training reward. They are also great for small dogs an puppies. Made with 100% all-natural ingredients, Houndations contains no grain, wheat, gluten or corn.


As an added bonus, EVERY BAG comes with a FREE CARABINER to carry your treats for hands-free training, hiking or playing.

Both Jessie and Harley adore these treats!  I love the small size that makes for easy, portion controlled snacking throughout the day.


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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.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hot Summer Toys from Tech4Kids!

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As summer comes to a close, Tech4Kids has fun new additions to their line of Mash 'Ems and Fash 'Ems featuring even more of your kiddo's favorite characters:


Mash'ems and Fash'ems are a highly collectible toy that all kids will love. Hidden inside capsules, they hold the thrill of a concealed mystery item. The colorful capsule doubles as carry case. 


Check out some of the great new additions:

Monster High

Littlest Pet Shop

My Little Pony

Cars 

Paw Patrol

Sinister Spiderman

From now until the end of August, Wal-Mart stores across the nation will have Mash’Ems and Fash’Ems on promotion for only $2.88, which is great value. Popular licenced Mash’Ems and Fash’Ems featured in the promo includes My Little Pony, Disney-Pixar’s Cars, Monster High, Littlest Pet Shop, Paw Patrol and Batman!

Tech4Kids also just released another kind of cool toy that comes in the form of Blast 'Ems and Hatch 'Ems:


These squishy collectibles expand into balloon-like creatures immediately upon opening:




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, August 3, 2017

Get Oily with dōTERRA!

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

As y'all know, I am a huge fan of essential oils. dōTERRA has some of the best blends made from quality oils I've found.  I was sent some awesome oily samples by a fabulous dōTERRA consultant, Paula Sherrill.

Check them out:

Natural Whitening Toothpaste

Deep Blue Rub

Blend Trio featuring Breathe, OnGuard and DigestZen

Single Oil Trio featuring lavender, melaleuca and peppermint

I love dōTERRA oils and I'm sure you will too!
Contact Paula if you are interested in trying out dōTERRA's awesome product line up!


paula.sherrill@gmail.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.

Spoil Your Pups with WHIMZEES Dental Stix!

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Our pups love WHIMZEES dental treats, so they were super excited to get to try out WHIMZEES Stix.  


Made with all-natural ingredients, the vegetable-based texture of these treats will help remove plaque and tartar as they chew.


Both Jessie and Harley get super excited when they see this package come down off the shelf.  They really couldn't be happier!


Our vet recommends dental chews to help keep our pup's mouths and teeth in tip top shape and WHIMZEES products do just that.  We are lifelong fans of WHIMZEES for sure!


Get connected with WHIMZEES Dog Dental Chews




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, August 2, 2017

Book Review: Shadow Girl by Gerry Schmitt

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Shadow Girl by Gerry Schmitt


About the book:
The brutal murder of a business tycoon leaves Afton Tangler and the Twin Cities reeling, but that’s just the beginning of a gruesome crime spree...

Leland Odin made his fortune launching a home shopping network, but his millions can’t save his life. On the list for a transplant, the ailing businessman sees all hope lost when the helicopter carrying his donor heart is shot out of the sky. 

Now with two pilots dead and dozens injured, Afton Tangler, family liaison officer for the Minneapolis Police Department, is drawn into the case. As she and her partner investigate family members and business associates, whoever wants Leland dead strikes again—and succeeds—in a brazen hospital room attack. 

The supposedly squeaky clean millionaire has crossed the wrong person—and she’s not finished exacting her revenge. The case explodes into an international conspiracy of unbridled greed and violence. And as Afton gets closer to unearthing the mastermind behind it, she gets closer to becoming collateral damage...

My thoughts:
Get ready for another chilling Afton Tangler adventure!  Shadow Girl is another action-packed, edge-of-your-seat police tale that keeps you reading till the very end.  If you are a fan of Gerry Schmitt and her previous work, Little Girl Gone, you are sure to love Shadow Girl.


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.

Helpful Tips for Establishing a Back to School Routine with Jefferson Dental!

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

As summer comes to an end it's time to start getting ready to implement a solid back to school routine.  Finding a good routine that works for both parents and kiddos can be tricky and sometimes even the most basic things (like regular toothbrushing) can be overlooked.

Luckily, in honor of the back to school season, our friends at Jefferson Dental have put together an infographic on How to Establish a Back to School Routine to prevent tooth decay, the #1 childhood chronic disease in America. 

Check it out:


I hope this fantastic infographic can help you get your kiddos on board with a routine everybody can appreciate.  If you are based in Texas, I highly recommend checking out Jefferson Dental where you'll find some of the friendliest folks around:) 

Happy back to school 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.

"Free" Up Your Back to School Morning Routine with Himalaya Toothpaste!

**I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions.  Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.**

'Tis the season for implementing those back to school routines!  We recently got to try out a great line of toothpastes that are free from harmful ingredients like Carrageenan, Fluoride and SLS.  Check out Himalaya Botanique Complete Care:


These better-for-you toothpastes come in 7 awesome flavors, so there is something for every member of the fam:

*Whitening Complete Care Simply
Peppermint 
*Whitening Complete Care Simply Mint 
*Complete Care Simply Peppermint
*Simply Mint
*Simply Cinnamon
*Simply Spearmint 
*Original Neem and Pomegranate


All of these are gluten free as well.  I love that they use natural, herbal ingredients that are proven to be effective and safe.  With regular brushing, these wonderful herbal formulations help to remove plaque while supporting healthy-looking gums and clean teeth.  Now the only problem we have is choosing which amazing flavor to use each time we brush!

We are really digging Himalaya's oral care products!


Visit himalayatoothpaste.com to join Himalaya’s sampling program, where you can receive additional samples and coupons.

Connect with Himalaya online to see their latest products and get exclusive access to discounts and special offers!


Where to purchase
Himalaya Botanique Complete Care Toothpaste retails for $5.99 and is available at the following retailers:
Online Retailers:
Amazon.com, Himalayausa.com

National health food stores:
Whole Foods, Sprouts, Natural Grocers Vitamin Cottage

Regional health food stores:
PCC Natural Markets, Central Market, Mother’s Market, Earth Origins, King Soopers and many other small independent health food stores.



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, August 1, 2017

Loved + Blessed: A Christian Faith-Based Subscription Box July Edition

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

We recently had the chance to review the July 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 July box was Refresh:


The scripture card this month featured Jeremiah 31:25 "I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint."


The special gift for July was an aluminum water bottle with a removable carabiner key ring to help you stay hydrated and remind you to seek time with Jesus when you need refreshing:



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 & 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.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Crazy Cups July Flavor: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Single Serve Cups

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

As an ambassador for Crazy Cups, I get to review a different flavor of single serve coffee cups each month.  The flavor for July is Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup:


Crazy Cups are single serve cups that contain 13 grams of coffee in each cup for a flavorful cup of coffee.  They are compatible with all Keurig K Cups® Pods brewers and other single serve machines as well.   We use an iCoffee brewer and they fit perfectly.  Crazy Cups' coffees are gluten-free, nut-free, and contain no calories.  The cups use cool-peel-recycle technology, making them recyclable after use.  We peel ours back once they're cool, toss the grounds into our compost bin and recycle the cups, easy peasy and eco-friendly.

Flavor description:
Enjoy the magical taste of creamy peanut butter and rich milk chocolate.  It’s a party in your mouth.

Our thoughts:
Magical indeed!  If you are a fan of chocolatey peanut butter cups and coffee, this is right up your flavor alley!  With hints of nuts and chocolate, this is a great way to wake up each morning:)


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, July 28, 2017

Chewy.com July Pick: Halo Vegan Garden Medley Canned Dog Food

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Chewy.com is your one-stop shop for all things cat and dog! One of the fantastic products you can find at Chewy.com is from Halo:


Food-conscious pooches and pet parents alike are going to love this fresh veggie feast! Halo Vegan Garden Medley Canned Dog Food is a balanced recipe made without any animal protein or fat, and no fish or dairy. Farm-fresh veggies are mixed with proteinated minerals to ensure your veggie-lovin' dog gets all of the essential nutrients, calories, and taste needed to make this a daily favorite.


I love that this canned food contains the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals dogs require without artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, corn, wheat or wheat gluten.  An added bonus is that this complete and balanced recipe is easily digestible.  Both dogs really seem to enjoy this canned food.

You can find Halo Vegan Garden Medley Canned Dog Food at Chewy.com  A 13-oz, case of 12 cans is just $41.18


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.

Chewy.com July Pick: Ark Naturals Breath-Less Brushless Toothpaste Dog Chews

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

Chewy.com is your one-stop shop for all things cat and dog! One of the fantastic products you can find at Chewy.com is from Ark Naturals:


Until pets learn to date, oral hygiene will not be one of their top concerns. But face-licks are better when breath smells less like rotten fish and more like cinnamon and clove! Ark Naturals Breath-Less Brushless Toothpaste Dog Chews clean your pup's teeth as she chews, thanks to abrasive ridges on the outside and Ark Naturals' patented toothpaste center. Each tasty bite fights plaque, removes tartar, and freshens breath!


I love that these dental chews help reduce bad breath, stained teeth, plaque and tartar and are vet recommended.  Plus, they include no corn, wheat, soy, by-products, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.


Both dogs really seem to enjoy these dental chews, especially our newest addition, Harley:


You can find Ark Naturals Breath-Less Brushless Toothpaste Medium to Large Dog Chews at Chewy.com An 18-oz bag is just $18.68



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.

BookCase.Club: Monthly Subscription Box for Book Lovers! July Edition

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Maybe it's the teacher in me, but I am a believer that if you provide a fun assortment of engaging books to your young readers (and listeners:) you are instilling a love for reading early on.

BookCase.Club helps you do just that!


BookCase.Club is a one-stop monthly subscription service for book lovers of all ages. Each case contains handpicked books based on your preferred genre.  There are six monthly categories and two quarterly categories to choose from: Paranormal Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Young Adult, Mystery/Thriller, Children’s, Romance, Military History and Cookbooks.  The Children's category got a lot more exciting this year!  It has been turned into Bookcase.Club Kids and the categories have gotten a lot more specific.  More about that at the end of this post:)

Here is an example of the types of books you receive in a Bookcase.Club Kids box:






As you can see, our box included four really great hardcover books that my kiddos loved!

The new division of Bookcase.Club is Bookcase.Club Kids.  Each #BCCKids case comes with three handpicked children's books, chosen to ignite the imagination and inspire creativity.   Bookcase.Club Kids is broken down into 5 sub categories based on age: Newborn-2 years, 2-4 years, 4-6 years, 7-8 years and Pre-Teen.  The box we received includes titles from several age groups.  I loved that this month's box included fiction and non-fiction books.

A subscription to BookCase.Club starts at $9.99 + $5.00 s/h per month which is a pretty good deal for books specifically curated to your interests.  Plus, each month, BookCase Club partners with Books For Keeps, and donates one children's book for every active subscription.  Books For Keeps aims to place books in the hands of children who are least likely to have access. This program gives 12 books to every child served just in time for summer. The goal: to keep up their reading achievement outside of school.  

BookCase.Club is definitely our favorite book subscription service...we've never been disappointed by the variety and the quality of the books we receive:)   


Use the coupon code ABCD15 to get 15% off of any BookCase.Club subscription!


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, July 25, 2017

Back-to-School Breakfast Made Easy with Overnight Oats from Dave's Gourmet!

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

We are huge fans of Dave's Gourmet Hot Sauces, so we were excited to hear that they were coming out with a line of Overnight Oats to make back-to-school breakfasts a breeze!


 Overnight Oats are a blend of organic oats, chia, almonds, and fruit that you soak overnight and then it’s ready to grab and go in the morning.  Supercharged with nutrients, they are loaded with fiber, protein, antioxidants, and vitamins.  Overnight Oats are gluten free, protein & fiber rich and USA made.  There are 4 flavors:  Apple Nut, Blueberry Vanilla Almond, Cinnamon Raisin, Mixed Berry. 
Check out the great flavor descriptions:


Blueberry Almond Vanilla is like waking up to fresh ripe blueberries and oatmeal on a care-free summer morning. Vanilla rounds out the flavor and almonds add a nice crunch. The chia seeds are soft and sweet after soaking overnight.


Think Apple Pie for breakfast. This hearty oatmeal is a flavorful combination of sweet apples, cinnamon, almonds, and nourishing organic oats.


Cinnamon Raisin is a classic. Warming cinnamon enhances the flavor while the chewy raisins and chia seeds provide an interesting texture.


Mixed Berry is bursting with summertime berries. Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and chia seeds make a lively oatmeal with a bit of crunch.

It really couldn't be easier to provide your whole family with a nutritious and filling hot breakfast!  Just pour your favorite milk on top before bedtime time and pop in the microwave for a few minutes once you wake up the next morning.  Bam!  The whole family loved Dave's Gourmet Overnight Oats!

Each bowl runs about $3.49 and you can find them on Amazon.




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.