Wednesday, February 24, 2021

#WelcomeSpring with gimMe Seaweed Snacks!

 

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

Time to give your snacks a Spring makeover!  gimMe Seaweed Snacks are a healthy option for savory snacking:


These thin, crispy pieces of seaweed are packed with umami!  They come in cute little packages that are perfect for lunch boxes and on-the-go snacking.  There are only 25 calories per serving and naturally loaded with protein, fiber and nutrients.  These snacks are gluten free, vegetarian, USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.  Plus, they come in some really yummy flavors!  Check them out:

Original

The original seaweed snack is made from premium organic seaweed, roasted to crispy perfection, and seasoned with one of five savory flavors.

Sea Salt

gimMe starts with premium organic seaweed, roast it to a crispy perfection with organic sunflower oil, and then season with just a pinch of sea salt. Three simple ingredients. One delicious snack.

Sea Salt & Avocado Oil

Discover a whole new way to savor the rich, buttery goodness of avocados with gimMe's latest flavor. They roast premium organic seaweed to a crispy perfection using organic avocado oil and finish it off with a sprinkle of sea salt. Three simple ingredients combine to make one tasty snack!

Teriyaki

All of the mouth-watering flavor you crave without having to fire-up the grill. gimMe starts with premium organic seaweed, roast it to a crispy perfection with their award-winning blend of sesame oil, sunflower oil, and teriyaki powder. The finish is slightly sweet, smoky, and oh-so-savory.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil  

Another new flavor, this one is buttery, smooth, and extra delicious thanks to EVOO.

Toasted Sesame     

Satisfy your taste buds with toasted sesame. Made with premium organic seaweed, roasted to a crispy perfection using organic toasted sesame and sunflower oils and then a dash of sea salt. The nutty, toasty flavor is the perfect substitute for your pretzel cravings.

Wasabi 

Fire things up with a blast of wasabi. Roasted premium organic seaweed is flavored with a tongue-tingling, nose-tickling kick of natural wasabi. Flavor so intense, it will leave you saying WOW!

Step up your snack game this Spring with GimMe Seawees Snacks!




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, February 23, 2021

#WelcomeSpring with Yummy Chai Lattes At Home from QuikTeas!

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

Y'all know our love for tea by now, but did you know I have a special place in my heart for chai lattes?  Any time we visit a coffee shop, chai lattes are my go to since I don't drink coffee.  My beloved chai lattes have become few and far between since we've been trying to stay in more and haven't been visiting coffee shops lately.  It can be tricky to make your own perfectly balanced and delicious chai latte at home, but recently we got to try out QuikTea and their awesome line of instant drink mixes and now I can once again enjoy the deliciousness I love! 


QuikTea features so many great chai latte flavors including Ginger, Cardamom, Masala, Lemongrass and Turmeric Ginger.  They even have an instant Madras Coffee mix!


These little packets of mix are perfectly portioned, just add hot water and stir!  They are creamy and delicious and packed with amazing spices just like a chai latte should be!  They are way more affordable than those coffee shop lattes too!  QuikTeas make lovely drinks, hot or iced and will be a staple in our pantry from now on.


You can also find these QuikShake cans at QuikTea:


They are ready to drink, shelf stable and super yummy!

QuikTea only uses all natural ingredients that are non-GMO, Kosher and Halal Certified.  If you've been missing out on your favorite latte, give QuikTea a try!  I bet you'll love them as much as we do!



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, February 22, 2021

Daily Goodie Box...It's More Than Just Free Samples! February 2021

*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: 


Clean teeth candy?  What the what!?  The kids were super excited to get to try these!


OMG!  Perfect for s'mores or just for snacking!


An easy way to get your vitamins every day!


What an interesting snack! We had never heard of Lupini Beans before, but really enjoyed them! 


The most flavorful sunflower seeds ever!  Yum!


Goes on smoothly and moisturizes dry skin!


Love Real Chemistry products!  This serum is awesome!


These were inhaled as soon as they were spotted by the kids.  Super tasty!

A variety of pamphlets with info and discount codes for the products in this month's Daily Goodie Box:

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! 

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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.

#WelcomeSpring 2021 Product Roundup

 


It's time to gear up for Spring and we have a great selection of products that are sure to come in handy! From fashion, home goods, food, pet products and more we will be putting the whole list here for easy reference.  As we find these awesome products, we'll be adding them to this post along with pictures and a link to our review of the product.  This listing will be updated daily, so check back often to learn about some really fun products to welcome Spring 2021!

Have a product you'd like featured in our round up?  Contact me at christinbanda (at) yahoo (dot) com

Fashion

CHI Footwear

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Food

Sweet Chaos Popcorn

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High Key

Review Link

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Amarumayu

Review Link

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gimMe Seaweed Snacks

Review Link

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Rip Van Wafels

Review Link

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Ricante Sauces

Review Link 

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Serenity Mountain Foods

Review Link

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Pets

Doggy Do Good

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Books

Mango Publishing

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Quarto Publishing

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Picture Books for Kids

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#WelcomeSpring with Some of Our Favorite Picture Books!

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

Books, books, books!  We love books! Check out some of our favorite picture books that we will be reading this Spring:

While You're Sleeping by Mick Jackson and illustrated by John Broadley

This is a beautifully illustrated picture book about what happens at night time by a Booker shortlisted author.

There's a whole world of activity out there while we're asleep in our beds, from bakers preparing bread and cakes and firefighters waiting patiently for a call, to hospitals caring for those who are ill and postal workers sorting our mail. There is also wildlife such as foxes foraging, bats flying, and owls hunting for prey. And around the world there are children who are playing, learning, eating, and reading while we're tucked up asleep.

Perfect for bedtime, this book opens up a whole world of wonder and imagination for children and provides solace if they wake in the early hours. In his first children's book, illustrator John Broadley works in a limited palette, moving from soft dusk colors to warm dawn tones.

The Greatest Show Penguin by Lucy Freegard 

This is a heartwarming story about overcoming fears and the meaning of success

Poppy the Penguin comes from a long line of circus performers. Many skills have been passed down from penguin to penguin. However, Poppy soon decides that performing in the family circus is not for her, as she prefers to feel calm and in control. But the hardest thing is not juggling, or riding a unicycle--it's telling her mum that she doesn't want to perform any more. Her bravery is worth it when Poppy discovers a better role--organizing and coordinating the whole show. And what a show it turns out to be! This tale of overcoming shyness and lack of confidence is both a funny and sensitive parody of the record-breaking movie The Greatest Showman, and a celebration of girl power!

Alone! by Barry Falls 

This is a richly illustrated laugh-out-loud tale with a gentle message.

There once was a boy called Billy McGill
who lived by himself at the top of a hill.
He spent every day in his house all alone
for Billy McGill liked to be on his own...

One day Billy hears the squeak of a mouse, which destroys his peaceful existence. So he gets a cat to catch the mouse. But the cat and the mouse make friends. So he gets a dog to chase the cat. But they all play together. So then he gets a bear... then a tiger... and on it goes, until Billy's house is so filled with animals that he has to move out. Will he find that he still craves peace and quiet, or is it better to have company and friends? This a laugh-out-loud story of growing chaos, with a subtle message about how it's good to have friends.

The Last Tree by Emily Haworth-Booth 

This is hailed as a "thought-provoking picture book" by Guardian and "beautifully executed" by The Sunday Times.

This second picture book from Waterstones Children's Book Prize nominee Emily Haworth-Booth is an eco-fable with the feel of an instant classic, while also being topical in the current environmental and political climate.

The story follows a group of friends seeking a place to call home. The desert was too hot, the valley too wet, and the mountain too windy, but the forest was perfect. The friends soon wanted to build shelters, which became large houses. All too soon they wanted to control the environment and built a huge wooden wall around the community, which shut out the wind, but also created problems. And gradually the forest became thinner, until there was only one last tree standing. It was down to the children to find a solution...

Gather the kiddos and enjoy these fantastic picture books with important messages for the whole family 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.

Friday, February 19, 2021

#WelcomeSpring with a Tasty Treat: Sweet Chaos Popcorn

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

We have family movie night every week and we are always looking for great snacks to pair with the movie.  Of course popcorn seems like  pretty natural choice, but sometime the same old popcorn can get pretty boring.  Enter Sweet Chaos, a line of awesomesauce flavored popcorns that are anything but mundane!


Sweet Chaos Peanut Butter Cup Drizzle

Sweet and salty kettle corn with dark chocolatey and peanut buttery drizzles.

Sweet Chaos Cold Stone Cake Batter

Sweet and salty kettle corn with cake batter flavored drizzle.

Sweet Chaos Cold Stone Chocolate Devotion

Kettle corn, pretzel sticks & cookie bites with milk and dark drizzles.

Sweet Chaos Movie Theater Butter Popcorn

 Real butter and sea salt...way better than that fake stuff!

Sweet Chaos Honey Chipotle Popcorn

Killer Honey Chipotle flavor...spicy sweet! 

Sea Salt 

Real sea salt...Simply Delicious!

Jalapeno Blue Cheese

Real blue cheese and a spicy kick thanks to the jalapenos!

Sweet Chaos hand pops their non-GMO kernels in coconut oil for a creamy richness and then season each batch perfectly for an awesome popcorn experience with every handful (and mouthful!)  If you are looking to up your snack game this Spring, check out Sweet Chaos!  Your taste buds will thank you!



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, February 18, 2021

#WelcomeSpring with Delicious AMARUMAYU Superfruit Juices! + Giveaway

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

To welcome Spring, we have the most refreshing and delicious superfruit juices to share with you today...AMARUMAYU!
 

AMARUMAYU has two flavors of juices that are made from Amazonian superfruits and boy are they tasty!  Their hope is that people will love these juices so much that more people will become aware of the deforestation of the rain forests in which they grow and these beautiful forests will start to become more protected.  If these forests are protected from deforestation, it will help prevent the release of the massive quantities of carbon sequestered beneath the superfruit trees into Earth’s atmosphere as well as support the way of life of the indigenous communities who are the true guardians of the Amazon.

Check out the two amazing Amazonian fruits that are featured in AMARUMAYU juices: 


In the Amazon Rainforest, Buriti is known as “The Tree of Life” because it has provided food for hundreds of species of vertebrates for thousands of years. Buriti is wild harvested by indigenous communities from deep within the largest Amazon wetland preserve.


AMARUMAYU's Buriti Superfruit Juice supports the immune system, and also helps rejuvenate the skin, thanks to its concentration of Omega 3,6 and 9 antioxidants, Vitamins A & C, and minerals such as Potassium, Iron and Calcium. 


Camu Camu is nature’s most powerful source of Vitamin C - 50 times as much Vitamin C as an orange! It has grown in the Amazon for thousands of years, and is hand-picked by indigenous communities using sustainable harvesting practices.

AMARUMAYU's Camu Camu Superfruit Juice is hydrating, thirst-quenching, and provides a substantial boost to your body’s immunity. 


These juices are shelf stable, ready-to-drink and come in resealable bottles perfect for on-the-go.  Exotic, great tasting, and nourishing, AMARUMAYU's superfruit juices are is better for you and better for the Amazon!


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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

#WelcomeSpring with Keto Snacks and Cereal from HighKey!

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

If you are following a keto diet, you have probably heard of HighKey.  If you haven't, you definitely should check them out!


HighKey is best known for making tasty snacks and cereals that will fit into any keto or low carb plan.  You don't have to give up cereal and cookies thanks to HighKey!  Check out our two favorite HighKey goodies:

HighKey Protein Frosted Cereal

This is a delicious diet-friendly frosty cereal made with no artificial ingredients and no added sugars. 


This breakfast classic is perfect for dieters who no longer want to miss out on their favorite frosted flakes.  It makes a great post workout meal thanks to the protein and with less than 100 calories per serving you won't feel guilty indulging in this yummy cereal!


Got a sweet tooth? HighKey mini cookies to the rescue!

HighKey Mini Cookies

These delicious cookies have zero added sugar and more than 23,000 5-star reviews. That is pretty exceptional!  They have so many great reviews for a good reason...they are delicious!  HighKey mini cookies are a diet-friendly snack made with wholesome ingredients. These Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies are made with natural ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, and collagen.


They are gluten and grain free and made with non-GMO ingredients.  Did I mention they are DELICIOUS?  They have become our go to snack when we have a sweet tooth.  Yum!


If you aren't ready to give up cereal and cookies, but want to maintain a keto diet, check out HighKey and say goodbye to that FOMO!



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.