Friday, April 20, 2018

Spend Less Time in the Kitchen with the IMUSA Stainless Steel Panini Press! #spon

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

Now that the weather is warmer and our schedule is busier than ever, I'm always looking for ways to cut down the time I spend in the kitchen.  I recently found an amazing kitchen tool that drastically cuts down on food prep time and allows for me to prepare a decently healthy meal that doesn't sacrifice flavor and is perfect for eating on-the-go.  Introducing the IMUSA Panini Press:



The IMUSA Panini Press allows you to make restaurant-quality paninis – as well as grilled sandwiches, veggies, pork chops, meats, and more! A preset temperature ensures every sandwich you grill will be toasted golden brown to perfection!


The floating hinge on this panini press means you can grill a variety of things evenly since it allows for adjustable cooking heights.
See the quesadilla?


The top of the press lays flat on the surface of the food for even cooking every time!


The press has a polished stainless steel exterior with cool touch handles and features easy to understand power and heat indicator lights.


This panini press has a non-stick surface which makes for super easy clean up.  It heats up super fast, in about 2 minutes.  It cooks a sandwich or quesadilla in about 2 minutes, easy peasy.  You can even create gorgeous evenly browned foods without using butter or oil making healthy pressed sandwiches super simple!


We couldn't be happier with this press and have been using it to make quick, healthy paninis 4-5 times a week.  It is a real time saver!







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.

Satisfy Your Carnivorous Cravings with True Jerky! #spon

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

We love jerky!  It's a fantastic high-protein snack that is filling and great for our busy, on-the-go lifestyle.  True Jerky recently sent us some awesome jerky snacks:


True Jerky makes globally inspired, premium flavored jerky snacks to fuel all of life’s adventures.  True Jerky has an awesome variety of mouthwatering flavor combinations.  Check out a few of our favorites:

The Mountie (Maple-Glazed Turkey Jerky) $6.99

Slightly spicy, slightly sweet...the perfect blend for a jerky treat!

THE OG (Peppered) $6.99

This jerky lover’s jerky serves up tradition with a rich and smoky twist. Fresh garlic and ground pepper activate the taste buds while agave nectar rounds out the flavor with a refreshing sweetness.

THE SINSA (Korean BBQ) $6.99

Sweet and tangy with just the right amount of spice, Sinsa (Korean for “Gentleman”) has a unique, Asian-fusion marinade influenced by famous Korean barbecue dishes like Bulgogi.

The Sinsa blew my mind...delish!

THE OLD FASHIONED (Honey Bourbon Brisket) $6.99


Bring this home grown American flavor with you on Derby Day. Moist brisket cuts are soaked in the pronounced flavors of Kentucky bourbon (the only bourbon!) and fresh honey, for a silky smooth flavor from start to finish.



True Jerky uses locally sourced meat that is free of hormones, antibiotics, nitrates, nitrites and gluten.


Each package is about 2 serving sizes.  You will also find a dental flosser in each bag which is a super awesome bonus!


You can't get a more perfect protein snack than jerky and True Jerky knows how to add a flavor kick that will keep you coming back for more!  








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 19, 2018

Mother's Day Special Offer - Save $10 Off Mama's Jewelry's Already Low Prices! #spon

Moms work hard 365 days out of the year, so why give them another predictable gift this Mother's Day? With the exquisite collection of mothers rings from Mama's Jewelry, you're bound to make this the most unforgettable Mother's Day yet! Each time she looks down at her ring, puts on her earrings or is asked about her necklace, she'll remember just how much she's loved.



Mama's Jewelry: Who We Are - 
Mama's Jewelry has been designing rings and pendants for moms for 30 years, and we have no intention of slowing down! Our company is committed to creating exceptional mothers pendants, rings and earrings at affordable prices.

A key benefit to shopping with us is our fast turnaround times. As soon as we receive your order, our CAD technicians and certified jewelers get to work designing and building your custom item. All of our processes follow strict quality control measures. Everything that comes from us has our seal of approval. If we wouldn't give it to our loved ones, we won't send it to you!


Most orders for mothers rings and pendants are able to be sent out within 3 to 5 days, reaching you about a week later. If you're shopping at the last minute, Mama's Jewelry will take care of you and ensure that you get a custom made item that looks like it took months to make!
For More Information Visit: https://mamasjewelry.com/



Mother's Day Special Offer - Save $10 Off already low prices. (minimum purchase $59) @MamasJewelry has been designing rings for moms for 30 years committed to creating exceptional mothers pendants, rings and earrings at affordable prices. Visit: https://mamasjewelry.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.

Cruelty-Free Hair Care from The Grandpa Soap Company! #spon

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

I love it when I come across a beauty brand that offers cruelty-free products made with natural ingredients.  One of these amazing finds is The Grandpa Soap Company!


The Grandpa Soap Company offers thoughtfully crafted shampoo and conditioner duos for all hair types. 

We got to try out a couple of these awesome duos: 

Witch Hazel Shampoo and Conditioner

This shampoo removes environmental buildup and oil residue while providing a calming and clarifying blend of Witch Hazel, Lavender Flower and Coconut Oil while the conditioner replenishes moisture and adds body for full, smooth hair!

Buttermilk Shampoo and Conditioner

The Buttermilk Shampoo helps revitalize dry, damaged and color-treated hair
with a smoothing trio of Buttermilk, Honey and Avocado Oil.  It nourishes every strand to help revitalize dry, damaged hair and restore softness and strength.  The Buttermilk Conditioner helps protect dry hair with hydrolyzed silk proteins that help strengthen and protect against dryness and damage to leave hair nourished and renewed.

Rosemary Shampoo and Rose Clay Deep Conditioner

This shampoo refreshes and restores balance with a rejuvenating combination of stimulating Rosemary Oil and cleansing Lemongrass that helps purify and restore balance to leave scalp and hair feeling clean, fresh and vibrant.  The Rose Clay Deep Conditioner gently lifts impurities while nourishing every strand to restore balance and healthy shine.

Pine Tar Shampoo and Conditioner

The Pine Tar duo features an invigorating formula, with its rich white lather, that gently relieves and refreshes scalp and hair health.  The moisturizing power of 100% Plant-based Pine Tar and Coconut Oil works with the natural properties of Tea Tree Oil to soothe and gently condition, leaving scalp healthy and hair manageable.

The Grandpa Soap Company also offers several different soap varieties to help with a myriad of skin issues:


Thylox Bar Soap-ACNE TREATMENT
Ideal for skin prone to acne and inflammation, this treatment soap harnesses the healing properties of natural sulfur to prevent and eliminate breakouts, blackheads and excess oil.

Witch Hazel Bar Soap-TONE
The astringent property of organic witch hazel is enhanced by relaxing lavender in a mild formula that gently tones and rejuvenates.

Charcoal Bar Soap-DETOXIFY
Steam-activated charcoal, paired with vitamin-rich organic hemp and mint oils, draws out dirt and toxins to free up congested pores and restore clarity to oily and combination skin.

Buttermilk Bar Soap-NOURISH
Organic buttermilk matches perfectly with skin-loving organic shea butter and honey to soften, moisturize and nourish dry, sensitive skin.

Pine Tar Bar Soap-THE ORIGINAL WONDER SOAP
Ideal for showering, shampooing and facial grooming, this 3-in-1 wonder is made with natural pine tar oil to deeply cleanse, deodorize and moisturize from head to toe.

I was very impressed with each and every product from The Grandpa Soap Company!  The shampoo and conditioner duos left my hair squeaky clean, smooth and shiny.  I don't use a lot of hair products, but I could still tell a big difference after using the shampoo and conditioner from The Grandpa Soap Company.  My hair felt amazingly clean!

The soaps were pretty awesome too!  The Grandpa Soap Company does an exceptional job of harnessing the power of some of the most therapeutic natural ingredients to create products that deliver exceptional results! 

If you love natural beauty products that actually work, check out The Grandpa Soap Company!






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.

Curb the Urge to Overeat with MealEnders! #spon #giveaway

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

Do you often find yourself going back for seconds and only realizing once it's too late that you've overeaten?  There is science behind that feeling!  It typically takes your body about 20 minutes to send the "I'm full" message to your brain and by then, you'll often find you've eaten so much you're left feeling uncomfortable and with lots of extra calories packing on the pounds.  MealEnders are here to help!


What Are MealEnders?  The common sense way to beat overeating, master portion control, and curb snacking using behavioral and sensory science.


MealEnders are small candies that reset your taste buds so that you don't feel the urge to eat. MealEnders contain no stimulants and are regulated as a food product so they have to follow strict guidelines of the Food and Drug Administration, unlike many diet and weight loss supplements.


MealEnders’ active-taste formula rewards and resets your taste buds, distracting you from the temptation to overindulge.  First the delicious Reward Layer treats you to the sweet taste of dessert – a signal we typically associate with the end of a meal.  Then the Inner Core’s Active-Taste Layer releases a proprietary blend of gentle, cool tingling sensations on the tongue, which engage the trigeminal nerve, distracting your mind from the urge to continue overeating.  You can feel your MealEnder go to work instantly.


Unlike other diets or diet aids that focus solely on your stomach, MealEnders cue the cessation of eating by targeting the mind’s attention and the body’s reaction to sensations.  By engaging your trigeminal nerve, MealEnders keep your mind occupied for up to 20 minutes (the Overeating Zone), giving your natural satiety process time to kick in and catch up.  When the MealEnders experience dissipates, your body’s natural signaling process of satiation will have begun.


Because MealEnders engage your brain AND your body, they can help break the behavioral cycle of overeating and snacking in between meals.


MealEnders is about closing the gap between fullness and feeling full and they really work!  I found that when I enjoyed a MealEnder after my first serving of dinner, I felt full once the lozenge had dissolved.  Overeating problem solved!

MealEnders come in 4 great flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Mocha and Chocolate Mint.  Each one is a tasty way to end your meal.  MealEnders come 25 to a pack and can be purchased in a multi-pack at a discounted price.  $16.95 for a single pack, $34.95 for a three pack and $89.95 for a nine pack.






One lucky ABCD Diaries reader will win a bag of each flavor from MealEnders!
Enter below:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Put a Spring In Your Step with Secret Celebrity Sandals! #spon

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

Spring is here and it's time to free your feet from those close-toed shoes!  Secret Celebrity has an awesome lineup of flip flops and sandals for Spring.  I got to try out these gorgeous puppies:


Secret Celebrity® Living it Up footwear is designed for the savvy and contemporary woman who naturally radiates a sense of style, confidence and mystery. The shoes are “always hip and always cool.”  With emphasis on color, materials and silhouettes, the little details make all the difference: tasteful ornamentation, modern textures, comfort features and timeless styling blend seamlessly together to create visually appealing shoes at a very affordable and accessible price.

Wild Honey $49.99

This braided, multi-material slip-on thong, includes a weave of gems throughout the multi-colored outer straps, while a stream of thin bands, lay on the opposing side.  Offered in basic and bold colors, with it's comfort "honeycomb" pattern insole- you'll go wild with this style.  


These flip flops are functional and fashionable!  They keep my feet comfy for hours and can be worn dressed up or down.  I love the ornamentation...it adds a little bit of flare and style.  The coral color is perfect for the warmer months ahead.  These flip flops are quite a treat for your feet!


Live it up a little this Spring and enjoy runway inspired red carpet shoes that don’t cost a small fortune with Secret Celebrity! 








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.

Start Your Morning Off Right with a Breakfast Flatbread from Sandwich Bros! #spon

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

Most mornings, I try to get up in time to cook a hot breakfast for B, but it doesn't always work out that way, especially during allergy season when it's a struggle to get out of bed.  For these mornings, I like to have something on hand that can be made quickly and is a hearty alternative to cold cereal.  Our new go-to on mornings where we are pressed for time is Sandwich Bros. Flatbreads!


Sandwich Bros. of Wisconsin® is one of the fastest-growing retail sandwich brands in the United States, according to recent Nielsen reports.  Sandwich Bros. protein-packed sandwiches are handcrafted with fresh baked flatbread pockets and premium ingredients like whole eggs, Jones® all natural sausage, 100% Angus beef, all white chicken and real American cheese. Sandwich Bros. uses local, Wisconsin meats and cheese.

Our local HEB grocery store carries three types of Sandwich Bros. Flatbreads:

Sausage and Cheese

 All natural Jones® pork sausage patty, topped with a slice of real American cheese then nestled in a soft and thin flatbread pocket.


Egg and Cheese

Enjoy a fluffy, whole egg cheddar omelet topped with a slice of real American cheese nestled in a soft flatbread pocket. It’s going to be a really…really good day.


Egg White and Turkey Sausage

 We start with fresh-baked bread right from our ovens, cut them in half and then fill each flatbread pocket with a lean and tasty Jones® sausage patty and a fluffy egg white cheddar omelet. 11 grams of protein to keep you satisfied all morning…or any time of day.

These unique sandwiches are delicious, wholesome and the perfect size for snacks and light meals.  I add some fresh fruit and coffee and B is good to go!

If you are looking for a tasty, on-the-go breakfast for those mornings you are short on time, check out Sandwich Bros. flatbreads!









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, April 17, 2018

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

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

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 Enough:


 The scripture card this month featured Psalm 16:5-6 "Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup, you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    surely I have a delightful inheritance."


The special gift for April was a copy of the book Enough by Elise Knobloch:



As well as a beautiful bookmark:


 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.

Hop Into Spring with Soft Comfort Sandals! #spon

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

Spring is here and that means it's time to freshen up your footwear!  From March to October, we practically live in flip flops and sandals here on the Texas coast, so I was super excited to get to review a gorgeous pair of sandals from Soft Comfort:


Soft Comfort® sandals are created with super-soft relaxation technology to ensure true flexibility, cushioning and comfort. Our overall goal: we want the person wearing our shoes to feel like they are “walking on a cloud.”

Honeymoon $39.99

These versatile knotted-thong sandals are the ultimate wardrobe "must-haves." Excellent for work, play or a vacation away- every color is a must! 


The medium height wedge provides a stress-free lift and is contoured to cradle the foot’s natural form. Plus, there’s extra cushioning, elasticized uppers and breathable fabric linings with extra backing. These unique features, combined with our timeless style designs, create a most appealing — and affordable — footwear experience for the consumer.


These sandals are super comfy and look great with pretty much everything. From shorts to skirts, jeans to dresses...you can easily dress them up or down.  No matter what you wear them with, your feet will look great and feel great for hours!  They come in a couple of different colors, so it's easy to find the perfect pair to fit in with your wardrobe!


Looking for a great pair of sandals?  Soft Comfort has got your feet covered this Spring!






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.