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Paper Pumpkin: A Sara Thing – April 2017 Kit Review

Paper Pumpkin – A Sara Thing – April 2017 Kit Review + Giveaway

The one thing I love to see in companies is when the CEO’s and executive teams get involved with each aspect their companies.

Back in March I had seen that the CEO of Stampin’ Up was curating her own kit. I knew that this would be a unique and a one of a kind kit!

The kits names for the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit is called “A Sara Thing” in honor of the CEO.

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Eva NYC: Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Eva NYC: Clean It Up Shampoo and Soften Up Conditioner Review & Giveaway

As regular readers will know, I am a fan of hair care combinations. I have always been lucky with fairly even hair, even if it does get a bit frizzy at times.

I also happen to be a huge fan of big box stores. Not only can you find phenomenal values but you can also find brands that you may not have known otherwise. Recently my local big bx store had a new offering that got my interest. The company was called Eva NYC and this is becoming widely available so I knew I wanted to give it a try.

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Crayola: Color Wonder On-The-Go Giveaway

Crayola: Color Wonder On-The-Go Giveaway

As Spring continues, summer is on the horizon and with that comes summer travels. As I mentioned in my original review of these Crayola Color Wonder On-The-Go sets, they would have solved all my coloring and traveling problems.

Since summer is approaching I want to give everyone the opportunity for coloring on the go, that is why I am giving away 4 of the Crayola: Color Wonder On-The-Go sets!

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EasyAcc: Mini 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

EasyAcc: Mini 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review + Giveaway

Some days the weather is so nice here that I take my laptop on the porch and I do my work. The only downside is that sometimes the silence can be echoing. It is those moments that I turn on music and it becomes my co-worker.

The downside to this is that the sound from my computer can be a little scratchy. When I recently got an email to review the EasyAcc’s Mini 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker I was excited to see if this would improve my overall sound experience.

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Sugar Bowl Bakery Review

Sugar Bowl Bakery: Madeleines, Petite Brownies Bites and Apple Fritters Review + Giveaway

In our spare time, we watch a lot of baking shows, and I dream of making the concoctions, creations and decadent deserts. Since I am unable to make these delicious looking creations, I am forced to purchase them.

When I was approached by Sugar Bowl Bakery to try a couple of thier treats, I was immediately interested and my taste buds were excited. Sugar Bowl Bakery has been in business 25 years and is located almost 7 hours north of me, and despite distance, I am still able to try these treats.

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Simple Mills: Ready-to-Eat Cookies Reviews

Simple Mills: Ready-to-Eat Cookies – Double Chocolate, Toasted Pecan and Chocolate Chip Cookies Review + Giveaway

This past March when I attended the Natural Products Expo one of my favorite booths was the Simple Mills booth. The booth was bright, inviting and just simple. That is what I enjoy about Simple Mills. This is a company that keeps it simple, while providing a tasty product.

During the expo, I had the opportunity to sample a couple of products, and when I saw that they had a new cookie line, I knew I wanted to investigate further. I inquired to Simple Mills so that I could sample their new cookie’s and when I reached out they were generous enough to send me a their newest sweet offering.

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Savannah Bee: Cleanser and Bar Soap Review

Savannah Bee: Charcoal, Propolis & Volcanic Ash and Honey Lavender Soap Review + Giveaway

On April 22nd we celebrate Earth Day, and with that a little insect that makes a big impact on the environment – honey bees.

Honey is one of the longest lasting, and also versatile products that are available. One of my favorite uses of honey are in facial products and body products. The healing properties of  honey are second to none and the versatility unmatched.

Savannah Bee Company is different in that they are not only making the products but also raising and caring for the bees that provide them the honey and royal jelly used.

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Dancing Deer Baking Company: Gluten Free Molasses Cookie Review

Dancing Deer Baking Co.: Gluten Free Molasses Cookie Review + Giveaway

There is a saying that references molasses that goes “slow as molasses in January”. While the origins of this saying date back to the Great Molasses Flood of January 15th of 1919, when over 2.5 million gallons of molasses from a 58 foot tank broke loose and caused a tidal wave of molasses of over 30 feet that tore the steel supports off the nearby elevated train structure.

Almost 100 years later, the term is stil used as is molasses. This simple by-product is made from refining sugarcane and/or sugar beets into sugar. The result is a slow pouring sweet syrup that when added to cookies, makes a chewy, sweet and delicious cookie.

When I recently received a press release that the Dancing Deer Baking Co had released a molasses cookie that was gluten free, I knew I wanted to give it a try.

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Stampin’ Up: Birthday Bright Project Kit Review

Stampin’ Up – Birthday Bright Project Kit Review + Giveaway

When I was young I knew my now husband since we were friends and hung around the same social circle. At the time I considered him my best male friend, yet there was one thing about him I did not know – he is from a large family. Now when I say a large family, I am not kidding – just his immediate family of sisters, parents and us there are 13 of us. That is starting from 5 people to 13 now, and this is not uncommon as you dig further into his extended family. The most people in one branch of the not to extended family rings in at 16 people with what started with 6 people.

Since there are so many people, and it seems to be constantly growing, there are many events, birthdays and moments to celebrate. Given the fact that there are so many special occasions, the need for cards is constant and ever-expanding.

The fact is that as much as we want to personally celebrate each individual achievement, birth, wedding, anniversary or seasonal holiday, it is impossible with a family of over 50 people and that is just in town! Card’s are simple easy sentiment’s that can be sent anytime, and for almost any occasion. With a simple card, the recipient knows we are thinking of them even if we can not attend, so when I got the Birthday Bright Project Kit I was able to make some cute cards, and stash them for the celebrations ahead. Continue reading

Petstages: Mix & Scratch – Channel Scratcher Review

Petstages: Mix & Scratch – Channel Scratcher Review & Giveaway

Our cats are indoor cats, and as far as we can tell they are happy with this decision that we have made for them.

The reason that we made this decision was as selfish for ourselves as it was selfish for them. When we adopted them we debated making them indoor/outdoor cats, but since we live on a major road, if they happen to make their way out it could end deadly for them. For this reason, and about a million more, they are now happy indoor house cats. Since they live their life in the confines of our home it is important to both of us that we give them the most stimulating and full life humanly possible.

Back when I first started reviewing cat toys I came across a company called Petstages that has a complete line of toys for cats (and dogs). The thing that we loved about these toys is that they stimulate the cats mind, as well as their reward system that keeps them hunting and playing, all while providing exercise in a safe environment that we control.

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