Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Keep Everyone's Eyes Safe This Summer with Poolgles!

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

Having a pool is amazing in this summer heat!  With as much time as we spend in the pool, good eye protection is super important.  It can be pretty tricky to find goggles that the kiddos actually enjoy wearing.  They have to be comfortable and have a good seal.  They also need to be made from quality materials so they can withstand daily use, pool chemicals and Texas heat.  We recently got the chance to try out Poolgles, "The Best Goggles Ever" according to the box: 


So, why are Poolgles the best goggles ever?  Let's take a look at their features:


Poolgles have UV protected and anti-fogging lenses to provide a clear view when swimming.  Many other goggles and swim masks we've tried fog up fairly quickly, which can get pretty frustrating.  Poolgles stay clear making swimming with goggles on a lot more fun. 


Poolgles adjust instantly.  Even young children can quickly tighten or loosen these goggles with no assistance.  The patented strap adjusts instantly to any head size.  This pair fits just as securely on a 3 year old as it does on a 50 year old.  Great for sharing when you have others over for a swim!


Poolgles have an anti-tangle strap which means no more getting goggle straps tangled in long hair.  One of the reasons I dislike most goggles is that it's quite painful to get them on and off with my long hair.  Not with Poolgles,...pain-free everytime!

Poolgles float!  That's right!  No more chasing your goggles down to the bottom of the deep end.

Poolgles come in several awesome colors and are super affordable for the amazing job they do!


We are really enjoying our Poolgles!  If you and your kiddos swim a lot, we would definitely recommend grabbing a few pairs of Poolgles this summer!







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 Root Beer Float Challenge Just Made Family Game Night More Fun!

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


What better to celebrate this summer than a super awesome family game night?!  The Root Beer Float Challenge is one of our new favorite games that the whole family loves to play.



The tasty new game, which you can find in Target Stores and online, uses a unique game play strategy as players look to win the game by completing a series of solo, head-to-head and cooperative challenges using the ingredients of a Root Beer Float.



The Root Beer Float Challenge really gets players moving and active while playing a fun, interactive game.  Most of the physical challenges are easy enough for young and old alike. 



To play The Root Beer Float Challenge (MSRP $19.99), 2-8 players ages 8 and up take turns competing in various Solo, Cooperative, and Head-to-Head challenges. If you complete the challenge successfully, you earn an Ingredient card. But if you fail the challenge, your float will be sunk until your next challenge is achieved. The object of the game is to be the first player to build a complete Root Beer Float (root beer, ice cream, cherry and straw) and be named The Root Beer Float Challenge Champion!



The game arrives in an oversized tin root beer can package and contains 120 Challenge Cards, 80 Ingredient Cards, 1 Ice Cream Ball, 2 replica Cherries, 4 Straws, and 1 Challenge Die.  


This super fun game usually takes about 30 minutes, the perfect amount of time to keep everyone entertained and engaged.


We loved playing The Root Beer Float Challenge at our last family gathering.  It really is a blast!  Check it out for your next family game night!!







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 16, 2019

A Place for Everything with the Longstem Pet Organizer!

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

I love tools that help keep my home organized and have been on the hunt for something that would work for all of our pup's things.  We used to keep Harley Mae's things spread throughout the house and I was pretty much the only one who knew where each thing was.  That made it hard for anyone else to help with grooming, bathing, exercising, cleaning up messes and anything else having to do with taking care of her.  Having no clear spot for do toys means they were always strewn about the house as well.  Not being able to see all of the grooming products means I would purchase things we already had, not knowing we had them.  Fortunately, we found a system that is working quite well for us.


Longstem Organizers recently sent us a Pet Organizer to help us tame the chaos and clutter!  The organizer is easy to snap together with a sturdy hook and loop design.



All of the pieces hook together and come with the hardware to either hang on a wall or hang over a door.  We choose to hang ours over the closet door in our entryway.


It features plenty of nifty hooks, cubbies and shelves to organize all of Harley Mae's goodies in a way that makes sense to all of us.  This means her things are easy to find and easy to return to their correct spot.




The Longstem Pet Organizer provides easy storage for pretty much anything you need to take care of your pet.  


This organizer is so much more visually pleasing than our previous method, plus I'm not wasting money buying things we don't need and the kiddos are helping out with more of the pet responsibilities.  I'd call that a win!


Longstem offers organizers for other parts of your home too.  If you are looking for some great tools to clean up your space and organize the clutter, check them out.








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.

Add a Bold Pop of Flavor with KPOP Sauces!


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

We are always looking for ways to explore amazing and flavorful cuisine in our kitchen and one of most recent finds has Korean-infused flavors that are freaking awesome!  Take a gander at KPOP Foods and get ready for your mouth to start watering!


 Food Network Champion, Chris Oh is the resident chef for KPOP Foods and he knows his stuff!  The K-TOWN Sauce Set will knock your socks off with flavor.  

K-TOWN" Sauce Set

Inspired by all the wonderful flavors that make LA’s Koreatown so iconic, this sauce set includes all three of KPOP's delicious sauces! This set includes a bottle of each of the sauces, a KPOP bandana and a fun KTOWN Sticker Pack.  


Check out the three fantastic sauces that have become staples around here:

Honey Glaze

This sauce is a perfectly blended combination of honey, gochujang chili sauce, garlic, and jalapeƱos making it a spicy-sweet flavor bomb. I loved this as a dipping sauce for, well, pretty much anything!  It's especially great on salmon and anything that's fried.  I'm going to sound like a broken record, or maybe just a true southerner, but my favorite thing with every single one of these sauces is fried chicken.  It's like fried chicken, but elevated.  Seriously good stuff!

Kimchi Mayo

One of the best bottled mayos ever!  KPOP Kimchi Mayo Sauce is rich, creamy, and packed with flavor. It features a blend of chili peppers, garlic, and lemon and creates a subtly spicy and uniquely tangy profile. Pretty much anything you'd put mayo on will be made immensely more tasty if you use this kimchi mayo!  It makes a pretty great topping for burgers or, you know, fried chicken sandwiches!

XXX Sauce

If you like things a little spicier (and we do:) you will love this sauce!  It is an incredibly flavorful sauce and it brings the heat we love to tacos, wings, burgers and of course, FRIED CHICKEN!!!

Okay, I promise we eat more than just fried chicken around here.  Look...proof:


We whipped up a quick chicken salad with shredded chicken, chopped pickles and onions and a dollop of KPOP Kimchi Mayo.  Mix it all together, throw it on a lettuce leaf, top with XXX Sauce for an extra kick and bam...a fairly healthy and exceptionally tasty plate of food...no frying necessaryšŸ˜Š 

KPOP is more than just sauces though!  Check out their crispy seaweed snacks:


KPOP Sea Snacks are sustainably-sourced, premium roasted seaweed snack made with high quality, all-natural ingredients.  These snacks are roasted in California and a proud product of the USA.  We love seaweed snacks because not only do they taste amazing, but they are a great source of iodine, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids with very few calories.  KPOP's Sea Snacks are made with just four ingredients: seaweed, sunflower oil, sesame oil, and sea salt.  Plus, they are Certified USDA Organic,Verified Non-GMO, Vegan and Gluten-free.


A is a huge fan of roasted seaweed snacks and she thinks KPOP Sea Snacks are the bomb diddly!

Even Harley Mae is a fan of KPOP Foods...she might just be their newest dog-fluencer:


Check out KPOP Foods this summer for some of the most flavorful, awesome-sauces and seaweed snacks around!







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 15, 2019

Domino Created a Delicious, Less Processed Sweetener...Golden Sugar!

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

For more than 100 years, Domino® Sugar has joined millions of Americans in their kitchens to help bake something special and create memories that last a lifetime. Now, Domino is helping us bake amazing treats with Golden Sugar, a less processed pure cane granulated sugar.


Golden Sugar performs the same as white sugar, cup-for-cup without compromising taste or performance!  That means you can use sugar a little more freely in all your favorite foods.  Golden Sugar has a beautiful golden color and a distinct hint of molasses flavor that is oh so tasty without being overpowering.


We've been enjoying whipping up all sorts of goodies with Domino Golden Sugar the lat few weeks.


You really can't tell the difference in taste baked goods, but it's nice knowing that the sugar I'm using is a bit healthier than plain white sugar.

Coconut Lime Ricotta Cake (recipe from Diethood)

Perfect for summer, this is an amazingly moist cake using almond flour and Golden Sugar to make it a bit healthieršŸ˜Š

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cookies (recipe from The Salty Marshmallow)

I mean, if your going to make cookies using candy bars as a main ingredient, any help making them a bit healthier is appreciatedšŸ˜Š

We also used Golden Sugar in more savory baked goods like pizza crust, biscuits and other breads and it worked wonderfully in place of white sugar.  I love that the switch is cup-for-cup, making it super easy to use!

Golden Sugar is great for sweetening beverages like coffee and iced tea as well.  It dissolves easily in liquids and tastes great!

Any little bit helps when it comes to making foods healthier and when you don't have to sacrifice flavor, I feel it's a winning switch!  It couldn't be easier to make the less processed sugar trade for Golden Sugar from Domino!  Look for it the next time you are at the grocery store! 







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.

National Geographic Kids Explorer Academy Book Series + #Giveaway!

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

National Geographic Kids is known for publishing some really great books that feature beautiful animal and nature photography and recently they've added an excellent fiction series for young readers that my kiddos are really enjoying!


The Explorer Academy series is written by Trudi Trueit and it is absolutely wonderful!  In the series, adventure, danger, and a thrilling global mission await 12-year-old Cruz Coronado as he joins an elite school for explorers. Cruz leaves his tranquil home in Hawaii to join 23 talented kids from around the globe to train at the Explorer Academy with the world's leading scientists to become the next generation of great explorers. But for Cruz, there's more at stake. 


No sooner has he arrived at the Academy than he discovers that his family has a mysterious past with the organization that could jeopardize his future. In the midst of codebreaking and cool classes, new friends and augmented reality expeditions, Cruz must tackle the biggest question of all: Who is out to get him, and why? 


Just in time for summer reading selections, the adventure continues at the coolest school on the planet with the release of Explorer Academy Book 2: The Falcon’s Feather AND the debut of Explorer Academy Code-Breaking Activity Adventure where kids can find clues, crack codes and get the inside scoop on the Academy. Plus Book 1: The Nebula Secret is being released in paperback on July 25th. 


Want more Explorer Academy fun?  Check out ExplorerAcademy.com to read the first chapter of The Nebula Secret AND The Falcon’s Feather, play games, check out the “fact behind the fiction,” meet real life explorers, and much more. 


What's even more exciting is that the highly anticipated release of Book 3: The Double Helix is September 3rd, 2019...yay!  For more information on the author and the series, check out Trudi Trueit's and National Geographic Kids' social pages.


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GIVEAWAY!!
Explorer Academy, the blockbuster adventure series that James Cameron says “inspires the next generation of curious kids to go out into our world and discover something unexpected” is debuting two new books and we are celebrating their release with a Summer Reading Giveaway sponsored by National Geographic Kids Books' fiction imprint, Under the Stars.  This includes hardcover copies of Book 1: The Nebula Secret and Book 2: The Falcon’s Feather and a copy of Explorer Academy:  Code-Breaking Activity Adventure (ARV $47.00)


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Friday, July 12, 2019

Daily Goodie Box...It's More Than Just Free Samples! July 2019 #partner

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


I just found one of the easiest ways to get great free samples...Daily Goodie Box!


It couldn't be much easier.  You sign up and the folks at Daily Goodie Box will send you a box of free goodies.  All they ask is that you let them know what you think of the products. Shipping is free and no credit card required.  After your first box, you are more likely to be chosen for another box if you have reviewed your goodies.


Have a look at a typical Daily Goodie Box:


Looks awesome right?  Check out the products we received: 


Fruit-infused caffeine free herbal tea!  I love the light uplifting taste!


Awesome face mask that goes on and peels off easy and leaves my skin feeling so fresh and so clean, clean!
 

A great all-natural way to get a good night's sleep without the sleep medicated dragging feeling the next morning.


My mouth feels amazingly fresh after using this rinse!


These wipes are safe for household surfaces and skin...great for keeping in my bag for on-the-go-use!


Sweet, crunchy goodness that the kids are a huge fan of!


Great for stopping minor bleeding super fast!


I would eat this every morning...it's that good!

Daily Goodie Box is more than just free samples though.  You get money-making opportunities thanks to surveys and review opportunities too!  Daily Goodie Box has a very user-friendly portal to help you keep track of all of these great opportunities as well as chances to win Bonus Goodie Boxes along with your regular Daily Goodie Box!  This is a really fun and easy way to try out free products for very minimal effort on your part:)  Check it out and if it sounds interesting to you, get signed up...easy peasy! 




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.