Monday, April 30, 2018

Chewy.com April Pick: Stewart Raw Naturals Chicken & Salmon Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food #spon

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

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 Stewart Raw Naturals:




Nourish your canine companion with the wholesome, healthy goodness of Stewart Raw Naturals Chicken and Salmon Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food. This premium-quality diet is made from the freshest ingredients that are freeze-dried to help retain all their naturally enticing aromas, delectable flavors and rich nutritional value. Prepared with raw, limited-source protein, along with real fruits and vegetables, each heart-shaped nugget is packed with optimum levels of nutrients to help your pooch maintain his weight and fitness with a complete and balanced diet. Raw Naturals is perfect as a complete meal, irresistible treat, or even added to kibble for a healthy, nutritious boost.


Both pups really enjoyed these little nuggets!  They are perfect as a topper for kibble.  I love that they are American-made and sourced from nutritious REAL foods.


This awesome food is full of good stuff and none of the bad.  It must taste great too, because Jessie and Harley inhale it!



You can find Stewart Raw Naturals Chicken and Salmon Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food at Chewy.com.  A 12 ounce bag is $23.91.

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.

Get Hot Beauty Products Each Month with a Subscription to Adore Box! April Edition #spon

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

Are you always on the hunt for hot new beauty products?  What if you could get those awesome products delivered straight to  your door each month?  With Adore Box you can!


Adore Box starts at just $15 per month (half off coupon code at the end of this post!)  Each box at the basic level includes 4-10 carefully hand selected items. These items may include: makeup, hair care, skin care, jewelry, snacks, accessories, and/or housewares. These items may be sample sized, full sized or a combination of both.

There are also options for 2X Monthly and Quarterly Premium subscriptions. The 2X Monthly allows you to receive two of each item in the monthly box to share with a friend or relative. The Quarterly Premium consists of all full sized products and ships in January, April, July and October. 

Check out the goodies in our April Adore Box:

KLEANCOLOR Fan Brush $4.99

The Fan Brush is designed with synthetic hair to softly apply the perfect highlight or light dusting of blush.  Apply a lightweight distribution of pressed or loose powder product evenly with this beautiful ombre colored fan brush.

KLEANCOLOR Arch Ally Double Ended Brow Highlighter $4.99

A highlight for your brow bone, this creamy and long lasting double ended pencil offers both matte and shimmer effects.  Use the matte side under the brow bone to brighten  the eye area for a soft, day highlight or the shimmer side for a satin, evening radiance.  Simply blend in with your finger.  You can also throw it in the corner of the eye, on the bridge of the nose, on top of cheekbones and on the Cupid's bow to create instant glow. 

Nu-Pore Moisturizing Socks $5.99

Nu-pore Moisturizing Socks provide revitalizing and soothing relief for tired, dry feet. This hydrating treatment is enriched with shea butter and aloe vera, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter $8.75

A silky, velvety and ultra-hydrating body butter packed with more than 10 plant oils and extracts whipped to a feather-light texture.


Unfortunately, our container's interior seal was broken.  I'm a little weird about stuff like that, so we won't use it, but it smells great!  These things happen sometimes and even if you take the value of this product out of the total, the cost of the box is way less than the total value of the rest of the products.

ROX Jewelry Gift Voucher

Beautiful jewelry and several items in the $40 price range, so this is a great discount!

Our April box is valued at over $44 making it an excellent value!  We will use each of the awesome products (accept the whipped argan oil) which adds to the overall value of the box.  Getting a surprise collection of hand-selected beauty finds each month is super fun and we love Adore Box!  This subscription would be fantastic for tweens, teens and adults alike!


Use the code HALFOFF to get your first box at half price!





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 27, 2018

Bring More Fun to Pool Time with a Colorful TowelTail! #spon

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

Do your kiddos want to look awesome at the pool or beach this summer?  Check out TowelTails!


TowelTails are functional and stylish and let kids show off their personalities in any kind of water fun!  These colorful towels are shaped like whimsical creatures like mermaid's and dragon's tails.

We tried out a gorgeous Mermaid TowelTail and an adventurous Shark TowelTail.


Pink and Purple Mermaid Towel Tail
$24.99

Step-In mermaid tail towel in hot pink and purple with an hombre tail. 100% cotton and machine washable. Perfect for the beach, pool, or bath. Our mermaid towels are one size and measure approximately 56 inches long by 24 inches wide (measurements are pre-wash and may vary by 2-3 inches). 

Shark Towel Tail
$24.99

Step-In shark towel in gray with a chevron pattern and an ombre tail. 100% cotton and machine washable. Perfect for the beach, pool, or bath. Our shark towels are one size and measure approximately 56 inches long by 24 inches wide 


The kiddos really love their TowelTails!  I'm impressed by the absorbency...perfect for a pool or beach towel without being to plush.  These towels are perfect for drying off with or lounging by the water.  What a fashion statement!

Bring a little fun to pool time with a colorful TowelTail!









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.

Get the Outdoor Gear You Need with a Monthly Subscription to Alpha Outpost--The Raptor Box Edition #spon


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




Spring is here on the Texas coast and that means it's time to get outside!  We love doing anything that gets us outside...from fishing to hiking, kayaking to camping, we LOVE being outdoors!  Spending so much time outdoors means we are always on the lookout for gear that helps us enjoy the things we love in a safe and healthy way and if they add a little convenience, that's definitely a good thing!  Alpha Outpost is an amazing company that offers super awesome and useful outdoor gear in a monthly themed box. 




This month's theme is the Raptor Box which focuses on essential blades:



This box included two karambit knives and a CUMA monster cleaver plus the 550 cord to wrap the handles and the Raptor patch.

Karambit Knives

The karambit is a rather remarkable multi-use knife designed for user safety, precision and efficiency. It has a curved or hooked blade, an ergonomic handle and usually includes at least one safety ring. Traditionally, the karambit's design is based on a tiger's claw. As such, the razor-sharp blade should be optimized for hooking, tearing, ripping, slicing and maximum efficiency with minimal effort.  It can be used for gutting, cleaning, scaling, scoring, slicing ropes, survival situations and many other functional purposes.


Plus, they look really cool!

CUMA Monster Cleaver

Designed by Waysun Johnnt Tsai, this combat ready cleaver is pretty boss!


The design of this blade makes it ideal for chopping and cutting.



The Raptor Box came equipped with 3 colors of 550 cord (paracord) that can be used to wrap the handles of any blade.  If you are familiar with 550 cord, you know that it can be used in countless situations both outdoors and indoors.  This sturdy cord is super versatile and an essential part of our survival kit.


The Raptor Patch

This month's patch came already affixed to the sheath for the cleaver...really cool patch this month!

The Raptor Box wouldn't be complete with without the information sheet full of handy tips for using and caring for your new blades!



We are super stoked about the Raptor Box this month!  Fun and function in one box...can't be beat!

Being a member of Alpha Outpost has lots of fun and useful perks.  They offer life-saving training tips via magazine articles and videos.  The gear they offer is great quality and every item in this box is something we would use...the sure sign of the perfect subscription box!

Alpha Outpost boxes are $54.95/Mo+S/H and worth every penny in my opinion! Plus, members get past boxes for $39.95, so you can catch up on all the cool gear you've missed.  

If you live an active outdoor lifestyle, check out Alpha Outpost, get your gear and get outside!!

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 26, 2018

Chewy.com April Pick: Eukanuba Adult Mixed Grill Chicken & Beef Dinner in Gravy Formula Canned Dog Food #spon

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

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 Eukanuba:





Delight your four-legged friend with the delectable taste of Eukanuba Adult Mixed Grill with Chicken and Beef in Gravy Canned Dog Food. Two high-quality proteins combine to deliver irresistible flavor along with essential amino acids to help build and maintain strong, lean muscles. Formulated with vitamins and minerals, Eukanuba canned foods provide ideal nutrition for your best friend. And as with all Eukanuba formulas, it’s scientifically advanced for peak nutritional performance with an optimal balance of fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and proteins to promote healthy weight. This food is also rich in antioxidants to support your dog's immune system and keep it strong.


The pups inhaled this canned food!  It is great as a topper incentive to finish dry kibble.  Not surprisingly, big chunks of meat and veggies in gravy are a lot more appealing than a plain old bowl of kibble!  I like knowing the food I'm giving my pups uses real meat and veggies, offering them a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals.



You can find Eukanuba Adult Mixed Grill Chicken and Beef Dinner in Gravy Formula Canned Dog Food at Chewy.com.  A case of 12 12.5 oz cans is $20.41


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.

The Best Snacks of Japan, Straight From Japan with Freedom Japanese Market! April Edition #spon

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

We love learning about other cultures through food and with Freedom Japanese Market, we can do just that!


Freedom Japanese Market delivers a tasty tour through Japan straight to your door!  All of the snacks you find in this box are straight from Japan and hand packed with love.  Often you will get to try limited edition snacks only available to the Japanese market. 


Every box is packed full to the top...no packing fillers here!  You also get a printout describing each treat (in English:)  Take a look at the snacks we got to try this month:

 Young Donuts

Monja-Yaki Senbei

Pandaro

Potato Stick

Milk Bollo

3-Color Arare

Baby Star Yakisoba

Shimi-Choco Corn

Poteko

Chocolate Almond Chips

Chocolate Snack

Akabe Gum and 1000 Yen Chocolate

Bonus Item: Chimaki Umaibo
Handmade Origami

That's almost a full pound of snacks!  


What an amazing variety of sweet, salty and savory...our whole family loved trying out these snacks!

Freedom Japanese Market has three options to choose from:

For a small taste of Japan
★ 5 to 8 full size and sample snacks
★ 1 handmade origami
★ English content list with pictures
★ As low as $12.99/month

The perfect box of treats from the land of the rising sun
★ 12 to 16 full size and sample snacks
★ 1 handmade origami
★ English content list with pictures
★ Includes DIY Candy Kit
★ As low as $22.90/month

Snacks for the whole family
★ 24 to 32 full size and sample snacks
★ 1 handmade origami
★ English content list with pictures
★ Includes DIY Candy Kit
★ Premium selection of limited edition snacks
★ As low as $42.16/month

Japanese Freedom Market offers free worldwide shipping, making this box an even bigger value!
If you love exploring different cultures through snack food, you should definitely check out Freedom Japanese Market!

Mention ABCD Diaries upon checkout and get a free snack added to your first box!


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 25, 2018

Introducing ZitsTM (EWWW!) Pop n’ Play Pimples! #spon #giveaway


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

First came the whoopie cushion, then stink bombs, fake vomit, slime and poop emoji toys.  Now New York City’s NSI International, Inc. is taking “gross” to a whole new level. Introducing ZitsTM (EWWW!) pop n’ play pimples. 


In searching for the next big thing, NSI turned to a massive cultural trend – a social media fascination with pimple popping. 
Oddly enough, hundreds of millions of viewers around the world are tuning into platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Reddit to watch people pop zits. There are even celebrity zit poppers. One dermatologist, dubbed “Dr. Pimple Popper,” has 3.2 million YouTube subscribers and almost 1,000 videos, with a staggering 2 billion views.  Ummm, okay...thar's nuts y'all! šŸ˜Š


It's easy to apply this gag toy, just peel and stick wherever.



To start, we tried the two finger approach on a zit placed on my face.  We found too much pressure was needed to pop the zit that way (it kinds hurt!) so we tried popping one applied to my hand. 



Again, to much force was needed.  You  should definitely place these in areas that it doesn't hurt when excessive pressure is applied.  We did have a little more luck with the "one finger" approach, but the zits were easiest to pop when we squeezed them alone (not attached to the skin) or stuck them on more forgiving surfaces, like the table.


The ooze that comes out is a fun slime, which, though it seems gross, was fun to play with.

Zits pop 'n play pimples are safe and non-toxic. They come in several sizes and are being sold in a massive pack of 100 for $19.99 at IGotZits.com. They will be coming to Walmart and other major retailers this Spring and will be sold in packages of 25, with an MSRP of $4.99.

Check out Zits in action:




If your kiddos are fans of potty humor, they will love Zits!


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