Friday, November 17, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts that Give Back from World Vision! #WVGiftCatalog + Giveaway

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

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. 

Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has given people the opportunity to better the lives of children, adults and communities in the U.S. and around the world through hundreds of gifts in all different areas of need: clean water, food, education, sexual exploitation, job training and others. In fiscal year 2016, more than 112,000 people donated more than 274,000 items from the Gift Catalog helping people around the world. 



This holiday season, give gifts that let a little hope go a long way and generosity multiply. World Vision’s Gift Catalog offers gifts that have a multiplier effect—positively impacting the giver, receiver and those in need. You can join World Vision's efforts to tackle poverty and injustice around the world, helping children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential.

Check out some of the great gift items from the World Vision Catalog:


Upcycled Artisanal Bowl ($135) – This stunning bowl is up-cycled from reclaimed industrial waste such as wires and metal. Artisans in India have hand bent and soldered each piece into inspirational shapes to create this artistic and elaborate bowl that is great as a decorative piece or to hold special items.


Salad Servers and Scoops ($75) – These exquisite wooden salad servers are made by a craftsman in Kenya who uses his wood carving skills to support his family, allowing him to send four children to university.


Organic Coffee Blend ($75) – This organic blend features a peat flavor with dark chocolate and berry notes. The coffee scoop is hand-carved by artisans in India and doubles as a handy bag clip.


Reversible Placemats ($95) – This lovely set of four reversible placemats is handmade by artisans in Bali who use only sustainable materials and recycled fabrics, thereby incorporating traditions of Balinese craftsmanship and honoring nature with the smallest carbon footprint possible.


Kenyan Salad Scoops ($75) – Each one of these beautiful sets of two hand-carved olivewood serving scoops is uniquely made by hard-working artisans in Kenya who are raising themselves out of poverty thanks to Fair Trade wages.

One lucky reader will win a prize package that includes all of the items pictured above, valued at $455!  Enter below:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Loved + Blessed: A Christian Faith-Based Subscription Box November 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 November 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 November box was Waiting:


The scripture card this month featured Galatians 6:9 "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."


The special gifts for November were a gold feather pen to encourage you not to give up hope and a copy of In Due Time.




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.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Holiday Entertaining: The Boozy Creamery Ice Cream Treats

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

With the holidays right around the corner, we have found a great treat to help keep your guests happy...The Boozy Creamery!


 Unleash your sweet inhibitions by creating ice cream blends, in any flavor combination of your choosing without an ice cream machine!  


It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...add cold milk or water to the packaged mix, mix at high speed for 5 minutes (add alcohol for an adult treat!) and freeze for a couple of hours.  


With flavors like Mint Mojito, Irish Mudslide, Margarita, Pina Colada and White Russian, you can't go wrong!


Just the facts:
 No High Fructose Corn Syrup, No Trans Fat, No Artificial flavors, colors or Preservatives. 
Naturally Gluten Free. 
0g Lactose.
Kid-friendly,non-alcoholic mix options also available
Each pouch makes up to one pint
Alcohol is not included
Only costs $1.99 per pouch


We really enjoyed The Boozy Creamery!  They make creating tasty ice cream treats without an ice cream machine a breeze!  They were delicious to boot:)




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.

Holiday Gift Guide: CAT Building Sets from Toy State!

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

Need a gift idea for a budding builder?  Toy State has a great lineup of Cat™ building sets that are sure to be a hit!  Check out the Cat™ Apprentice Machine Maker:


 The Cat™ Apprentice Machine Maker brings heavy equipment to life!  Young builders can get creative by using 270+ pieces to put together a wheel loader, an excavator and a dump truck. 


This set also includes a realistic screwdriver and a reusable tool box that does double duty as a handy dandy carrying case.


9-year-old D was a huge fan!  The step-by-step illustration booklets were easy to follow and he really enjoyed creating these construction vehicles.  


He loves to show off finished creations on his shelf, so he was a little bummed that you can only make one machine at a time, but he got over it fairly quickly :)


 This kit would make a great gift this holiday season!

Check out Toy State's Cat™ line for more great gift ideas and building sets!



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 9, 2017

Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown Edition + Coupon Code

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Chewy.com October Pick: Purina Pro Plan Savor Tender Strips with Lamb & Sweet Potato Dog Treats

**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 Purina:


Treat your pet to the furry best with Purina Pro Plan Savor Tender Strips Made with Real Lamb & Sweet Potato Dog Treats! With mouth-watering lamb and satisfying sweet potato as the first ingredient, these soft and chewy goodies are guaranteed to have your little one happy dancing for more. Plus, these treats are easy to tear so you can use them as training incentives and rewards or simply break them apart to prevent overfeeding. From the Purina Pro Plan diet, these tasty treats make it easy to give your dog what they need to be their happiest and healthiest self.


Our pups are suckers for treats and the meatier the better!  They adored these Tender Strips from Purina Pro Plan.  I loved that they were easy to tear and share as needed.  They make great incentives and rewards for good behavior.  An absolute hit in our house!


You can find Purina Pro Plan Savor Tender Strips at Chewy.com.  A 16 oz bag is only $7.35

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.