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Ralphs: Easter Headquarters – 2017

Ralphs: Your Easter Headquarters

@RalphsGrocery provided me with compensation in exchange for this sponsored blog post. However, all opinions expressed here are my own

As we approach the first major holiday of the year, the planning begins, and being able to reduce the stops and get everything in one place becomes a matter of time efficiency.

Quite possibly one of the best and most time-consuming parts of the upcoming holiday is the building of the Easter baskets.

There are many ways that you can fill the baskets, and with Ralphs you can build a basket that is not only personal but also full of items the recipient will use.

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Namaste Foods: Brownie, Bread Crumbs and Egg Replacer Review

Namaste Foods: Dark Chocolate Brownies, Italian Herb Bread Crumbs and Egg Replacer Review and Giveaway

In the infancy of my review blogging I had the opportunity to try many good companies.

When I attended the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo in San Diego I had the opportunity to meet the people behind the company that I had the chance to review in those early days.

One of my favorite things is to see companies expand their product lines and offer a wide selection of products in their respective categories.

Namaste Foods has a line of foods that are free from the top 8 allergens typically found in other foods and contain no wheat, no gluten, no corn, no soy, no potatoes, no dairy, no casein, no peanuts or tree nuts.

 


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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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SmartyPants Vitamins Review

SmartyPants Vitamins – Adult Probiotic Complete, Men and Women’s Complete Review & Giveaway

As I age I realize the utter importance of taking vitamins daily. When you are younger, the suggestion comes to us to take our vitamins daily and that they will help us grow big and strong.

Once I got a little older I realized that it is just good health to take vitamins and one simple capsule or gummy can make all the difference. When I was at the Natural Products Expo I had the opportunity to try SmartyPants Vitamins. The thing that made me want to try them is that they are delivered in gummy form and I am a fan of gummies of all forms!

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Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – March 2017 Review

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – March 2017 Review

I believe that every day should have an element of pure randomness. This could be a phone call from an unexpected friend that you have not spoken to in many years, or a piece of mail that you were not expecting.

Each month when I receive the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com my love of randomness is fulfilled. Each month no theme is chosen for this monthly box, but rather a selection of random gender neutral items that will undoubtedly meet a need of yours or a lucky recipient that you were unaware you had.

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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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Think Time: 2017 Journal Planner Review

Think Time: 2017 Journal Planner Review + Giveaway

Ever since I was young, I have been a planner. One of my favorite gifts were day planners and calendars. Each time I received a new planner or calendar I would spend the next couple hours making note of important birthdays, events and important school dates.

Now that I am older, I still love planners but like them to be a little more than just dates and space to write events. Ideally, a planner can help me plan, but also inspire me to think bigger, and set goals.

As the blog grows, I find my dreams growing so this year I decided that it was time I get a planner that will not only make note of dates, but also give me a place to brainstorm and dream. When I began looking for the perfect planner I came across the Think Time Journal Planner.

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Meowijuana: Organic Catnip Assortment Review

Meowijuana: Organic Catnip Review + Giveaway

Murfee is a unique cat in many ways, but mostly because he is hot and cold when it comes to the things he likes. In most situations this does not bother us, and honestly we have become quite accustom to it and even find humor among the chaos of his ever changing mood.

The one thing that Murfee has loved since he was a kitten and has stayed constant about is catnip. There is something about this grown plant that he loves, and most days can garner a flicker of interest.

When I recently was doing searches about growing our own catnip I came across a company called Meowijuana, I was immediately interested since I love a good play on words.

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Blüm Beverage: Zen Blend and Uplift Blend Review

Blüm Beverage – Natural Botanical Elixir: Zen Blend & Uplift Blend Review and Giveaway

If there is one thing I love, it is to relax and watch television with my cats. While many of my peers add a glass of wine to their relaxation rituals, I do not. The avoidance to wine had multiple reasons, including I get a headache, I am not a drinker, but the biggest is that I simply do not like the taste of wine.

The downside to this is that when all my friends have a drink at a party, I am the one without a wine glass. I tend to fill my glass with juice, to not be left out. I have often thought that it would be nice to have an herb based drink that is non-alcoholic and can be served in a wine setting.

When I recently got an email from Blüm Beverage who created two alcohol-free, botanical elixirs that caters to Non-Drinkers, I was interested.

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Zotos Professional: 180PRO Color Remedy Review

Zotos Professional: 180PRO Color Remedy Review + Giveaway

I have mentioned in the past that I am lucky that overall, my hair over the years has remained undamaged. Despite my constant drastic coloring changes when I was young, my hair looks good today.

As I age, I have seen more grey hairs, and sadly I have quite the streak in the front left side of my head. Whenever I see a grey now, I make a mental note and make sure to cover it up when I do my hair coloring’s.

Since the coloring’s are coming quicker as I age, the need to retain this colors as long as possible. When I saw that the Zotos Professionals 180Pro Color Remedy Trio is formulated to target hair’s worst breaking points, i was curious to see if it would help my hair.

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