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Newman’s Own: Newman’s in Your Basket – Spring 2017 Giveaway

Newman’s Own: Newman’s in Your Basket – Spring 2017 Giveaway

As I have mentioned in the past, we are a cookie house. I would love to sit here and say that this is new, but ever since I was young I have loved cookies and chocolates!

One year for my Spring basket my father filled it with cookies and chocolate – it was one of my all time favorite baskets and I still think of it each year. Since we are such fans of Newman’s Own Organic array of chocolate and cookie products, I am excited to not only fill my basket with these treats, but help you fill yours. Continue reading

Butterfly Bliss Naturals: Artisan Soap and Scrub Review

Butterfly Bliss Naturals: Artisan Soap and Sugar Scrub Review + Giveaway

As regular readers will know, I am a fan of soaps, and even more so if they contain natural ingredients and are of a unique color and smell. Since I am a blogger, I spend much of my time on the internet.

Recently, I came across a company that hand makes artisan soaps and scrubs that is called Butterfly Bliss Naturals. When I originally saw their website, the first thing that caught my attention was the colorful butterfly.

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Newman’s Own: Valentine’s Day 2017 Giveaway

Newman’s Own Organic: Valentine’s Day 2017 Chocolate Giveaway

As soon as we get past the winter holiday’s the next holidays are being advertised. I began to notice this phenomenon when I was young and worked in the local card store.

The most romantic day of the year is quickly approaching so since we are coming off the holidays we thought we would help you with your Valentine’s Day with a Newman’s Own Organic array of chocolate products, including the raspberry cup. Continue reading

Newman’s Own: Holiday Chocolate Assortment Giveaway 2016

Newman’s Own Organic: Holiday Chocolate Giveaway

newmans-own-chocolate-giveawayWhen I think of the holidays there are a few types of candy that come to mind – the peppermint cup.There is something about a tasty peppermint cup that screams the holidays.

A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to try Newman’s Own Organic array of chocolate products, including the peppermint cup. Newman’s Own has a wide range of chocolate products that are perfect stocking stuffers and holiday sweets. Continue reading

Newman’s Own: Our Top 6 Favorite Snacks

Newman’s Own Organic: Top 6 Favorite Snacks + Giveaway

Newmans AssortmentOne of the best things about being a blogger is when I am sent products that I otherwise would not have tried.

A wonderful example of this is Newman’s Own. Last year I had the opportunity to sample and review a wide variety of their products. Since then I have seeked out Newman’s in my local stores, and am determined to sample everything they have to offer.

Since I have began this quest I have developed some favorites, that also happen to make the perfect back to school snacks. Newman’s Own Organic has a wide range of products that go from salty, sweet and over to sour. As a bonus and in addition Newman’s Own goodness extends beyond just food and into the charitable world.

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CastileSoap.com: Liquid Castile Soap

CastileSoap.com: Liquid Castile Soap Monthly Subscription Review and Giveaway

Castile Soap Monthly Box with Liquid Soap in boxI am a simple girl, and this simplicity extends to the soaps I use. It is starting to extend to the products I use in my home. My two cats affect my life in many ways, and as of recently in the products that I use around my home to clean myself, my home and even them.

Since I am already a castile soap fan for my facial cleanser I have been wanting to see what else I could do with it. After some quick research I learned that castile soap can be used for anything from washing vegetables to a laundry detergent on over to a body wash. Lucky for our cats, this is also a safe soap to use on animals, so bathes are eminent for 2 creatures soon.

Back in December I had the opportunity to review CastileSoap.com and recently they added liquid castile soap to their monthly subscription box. Since they specialize in only castile soap based soaps I was intrigued and eager to sample this new offering. The great thing about castile soap is that it utilizes the natural and essential oils to add benefit to each soap. Castile Soap is not only bio-degradable but also organic, and contains no harsh elements, and it is safe to use on children and pets!

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Crickers Crackers Review

Crickers Crackers: Cricket Flour Crackers Review & Giveaway

Cricket Crackers TrioRegular readers will know that many times I get my review items from items I see on television (what can I say, the television is on a lot around here with me being a blogger). One night Jason and I were watching a show called Food Fortunes and saw a company that was making crackers from crickets. All of a sudden Jason began to give me random cricket facts.

I will be honest when I tell you that I know little to nothing about crickets other than their 150 decibel noise that the make, which is the males mating call for the female. I decided to do some research about crickets and I learned a couple more interesting facts. One of the things that I learned was that you can hear a cricket chirp up to 500 meters away and they can

I have noticed a trend that is leaning towards the sustainable food, and the renewable nature of certain ingredients. When we saw crackers made from cricket flour we knew we had to try them. Crickers Crackers come in 3 varieties and are surprisingly tasty.

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Newman’s Own Product Review

Newman’s Own Organic: Product Review and Giveaway

Newmans Own Blogger BoxI have a confession – before I started this blog I had an aversion to “organic” products. I believed that they were somehow inferior to their non-organic counterparts. Through the past 12 month of blogging I have discovered that there is nothing “inferior” or “less” about organic products. In fact, many times the thing that makes a product stand out from competitors.

Back about 7 years ago I went to the San Diego Zoo with my now husbands sisters. This was very exciting, as the plan was to drop Jason off at work and meet up with sister #1 at the local park and ride. The plan was to ride with sister #1, and meet up with sister #2 and have lunch and walk around the San Diego Zoo. The first stop was lunch, as none of the accompanying children had eaten yet. The 3 of us had all brought lunch, and sister #2 had brought a bag of “Newman’s O’s” to share with us all. At the time I politely declined because I was happy with my non organic chocolate creme cookies.

Since that day I have gotten to know both my sister-in-laws much better and not only are they wonderful mothers, and family members but they also know their food. Prior to meeting these two, I had not really considered reading the ingredients of packaging. I learned early on that to be in this family, label reading and ingredient awareness matters. This is not a negative in any way, but rather a way that all mothers should adopt.

A brand that was brought to my attention as a good positive company was Newman’s Own Organic. While I was a little bewildered and confused as to why she was such a fan, as soon as I began reading on my own, I realized that Newman’s Own goodness extends beyond just food and into the charitable world.

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Castile Soap Monthly Subscription Review

CastileSoap.com Monthly Subscription Review and Giveaway

Vertical Castile SoapBack in the early 2000’s I was having issues with adult acne, and other blemishes on my otherwise flawless face and while searching for remedies, Castile Soap was suggested to me. At the time, I had never heard of castile soap or where to even locate it. As luck would have it, there was a small supply at our local retail store.

I purchased a simple bar of castile soap and within a couple of days of use, I discovered that my blemishes cleared up and my skin overall looked healthier. I continued my daily use of this new “wonder” soap and as time passed it was as though my face went back in time. As I have aged about a decade since that discovery, I am now finding those old issues cropping up.

Since these issues are cropping up again, I began looking for a comparable castile soapĀ  to replace my formerly beloved bars. In my searching I came across a company by the name of CastileSoap.com. CastileSoap.com specialized in only castile soap based soaps. while utilizing other natural and essential oils to add benefit to each bar. Castile Soap is not only bio-degradable but also organic, and contains no harsh elements, and it is safe to use on children and pets!

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