Showing posts with label Reviews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reviews. Show all posts

Sunday, July 26

Baltic Wonders,Authentic Amber Stone Bead Necklace Review #Spon

I really like how happy this Necklace made my Son. What made me want to try this Necklace was the soothing/calming effect the succinic acid that's naturally in the Amber from being against the skin has. I also wanted to try this for those effects since my son is Autistic. I figured why not? He likes textures, and he likes beads. He liked this necklace a lot. I also felt safe supervising him wearing it since each Amber Stone Bead is individually knotted so even if he wanted to rip it apart, it doesn't. I also liked the easy turn screw clasp that is in the center of two of the beads.


I received product for free for my opinion, all photos are my own.

Amber Stones can also be used for Teething/Drooling, just by having the Necklace/Stone against the skin for a few hours.  Just always make sure the child is supervised, and no sleeping with the necklace on.  

KitchenSpec Batter Cake Pen Dispenser with 2 Round Pancake/Egg Rings Review #GlutenFree #Pancakes #Spon

Oh you know, just making Pancakes, and using a cake pen Dispenser.

I actually had fun with this review. I puree'd blueberries to dye the gluten free pancake mix. I poured the regular mix in one Squeeze Container, then added the blueberries to the second to make it a 2 toned design. I also liked that each squeeze container holds 3 cups of pancake mix. The rings are 3.5" round.  This was my first time ever using anything like this, and it wasn't hard at all. I liked it. My favorite was the swirl design I did that looked like a Rose.

The two tone colors I did with the Squeeze Bottles were just enough to see the difference of Colors. I also liked how easy the Silicone Pancake ring made it for me to make the perfect little individual pancake. The left over pancake mix I put the caps back on the bottles, and put in the fridge to use tomorrow morning. I liked how easy clean up was for the Silicone Rings.

This is a sponsored post, I received products at a discounted price for my honest opinion all images are my own. You can find the KitchenSpec Batter Cake Pen Dispensers on Amazon,

Thursday, July 23

CookHappy 3pc Baking Mat #Reusable #Review #Spon

(The Cinnamon Buns were Professor Sy Approved.) 

CookHappy 3pc Baking Mat Set. Sy loved the Reusable Cookie Sheet Silicone Baking Mat Review too. I baked ooey gooey jumbo Cinnamon Buns on mine.

They didn't stick to the mats and I used a paper towel to clean the excess up. I can't wait to use one again. This was a Sponsored Review, all opinions are my own.

GaiaSciences #GarciniaCambogia Super Citrimax #Review #Spon

GaiaSciences #GarciniaCambogia Super Citrimax Review:

I ate less today, Felt more full. I've also haven't had any ridiculous sweet cravings( I even made my Son Cinnamon Buns for Breakfast, and didn't eat one! I'm pretty proud of myself for that one. ) Serving size of these are 3 vegan capsules before meals. I take these along with using Cold Pressed Hemp Oil for extra Omegas on the food as well. I don't taste any after taste from the Garcinia.

This is a sponsored post. I received product for free to Review. You can find out more about Garcinia Cambogia, by going here,

Wednesday, July 22

Art Naturals Tea Tree Essential Oil Pure & Natural #Review #Spon

Art Naturals is possibly the strongest tea tree oil I've ever smelled but there are no fillers. It's 100% Tea tree oil. Perfect for adding to lotions and your own shampoos, water or even a vinegar/water solution for cleaning. It is also antiseptic which makes it a natural cleaner for cuts. I have an extremely playful kitten that scratches a lot. I've been putting my Teatree on my cuts on my hands. I use a little drop. It does every single cut on my hand. I have noticed that the inflammation on the scratches have gone down.

(Great for Treating Scratches!)

I thought the squeeze glass dropper that came with the Teatree oil was very clever and you also get 4 ounces of the tea tree oil. I know a lot of people are stuck on how strong this oil smells but you have to remember this is just pure tea tree oil there's no fillers and no added scents. It's just Teatree. This is a sponsored post. I received product for my opinion. #Spon

Art Naturals Tea Tree Essential Oil Pure & Natural 4 Oz Premium Melaleuca Therapeutic Grade From Australia, Use With Soap & Shampoo, Face & Body Wash, Treatment for Acne, Lice & Many Skin Conditions.

Saturday, July 18

Mama Gloves Heat Resistant Cooking/BBQing Oven Mits, Gloves #Review #spon

I love to cook, but sometimes, I don't love trying to get hot things out of the oven, or off of burners. Usually I have to use 2-3 Oven Mitts folder folded over each other.  I then started researching Heat Resistance Gloves, and searching Amazon for them.  I came across MamaGloves Heat Resistance Gloves, and had to try them.  This is a sponsored post, I bought a pair at a discounted price. Check MamaGloves out on Amazon by clicking here.

Here is my video with the gloves on while folding my fingers, and taking a Tenderloin that had been cooking in the oven for hours out (Using one hand) I felt no heat at all while taking the glass baking dish out of the oven on to the top of the burners.  Also you can see in the video how hot the Tenderloin and Veggies still at.  

I give these MamaGloves 2 UNBURNT Thumbs up!  

Tuesday, July 14

Charites® 24k Golden Rose Flowers #Review #LoveIsForever #BetterThanARose #Spon

This is a sponsored post, all opinions and photos are my own. Charities 24k Gold Rose is a beautiful alternative to giving someone a single rose.  I personally do not like receiving cut flowers.  I do how ever like this faux 9 inch rose.   The hallowed Gold Rose has a lot of details that resemble a real rose, from the petals to the stem, and leaves.  I am blown away at how beautiful it is.  

The packaging of the rose was adorable in it's own way.  The tabs flip open, and then you see the Rose, with it's stem secretly in a soft foam stand. 

The box also comes in a gift bag as well.  So not only do yo get the rose, you also get the packaging/gift wrap without having to shop anywhere else.

I think everything about Charites 24k Golden Rose is beautiful.  It's also on Amazon for $24.42, with Free Prime Shipping.  Normally $59.99.  

Herokins - The Adventures of Learning Superhero Watch & App Review #InteractiveReadingApp #LearningApps #ComicBooks #Superheros #Spon

This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.  Herokins; The Adventures of Learning is a fun interactive way to combine a wearable super hero (McRed) while syncing to the Herokins App from your own device. He's bluetooth activated! And the adventure begins! Herokins IndieGoGo campaign is online. Pre-order your own Herokins today!

I enjoyed Herokins just as much as my son.  My son has autism, and I am always trying to find interactive ways to keep his interest, and help with his social, and cognitive sensory issues. The Story Quests are interactive and go along with everyday tasks by just making those task have more adventure, and imagination.  Instead of the next story line popping up, you have to tap it, or do a fun, social interactive task together. One was to have both of us place our fingers to Open up a special task for McRed while he was fighting off General Grey.  Another interactive task was to Clap, tho my favorite one, was when I had to ask Sy to go stand behind an imaginary tree!  Also while all of this is going on, McRed (the Watch.) has a built in speaker.  I just liked how this can go along with his already schedule for ESY, and regular school year with the everyday tasks.  We can't wait til more Story Quests are added.  I noticed a speaker/music player on the dresser. Fingers crossed we get to see the Herokins/or some type of musical interactive story line.  This app & wearable super hero has a lot of playful,fun and learning potential.  

My overall impression of Herokins, The Interactive Watch, and the StoryQuests is a positive one. The app loads fast,   it's easy to sync by pushing McReds belt.  Also if you don't want to wear him as a watch, he easily can be slid off the watch.  To charge both,  I just used the Kindle Fires usb Charger attachment.  The graphics are amazing, and fun.  I even giggled at the octopus on General Greys head after McRed helped save the day!  

There is McRed, and Dr. Rose, depending on if your child prefers Red, or Pink.  I personally want a General Grey!  

If you wan't to find out more about Herokins, check them out by going to,, on facebook,, twitter,

Friday, December 19

Just Almonds Review, Ginger Snap Almond Cookies.

Fun fact about almonds; An almond is not really a nut, it is a drupe. which is technically a fruit. Did you know that? I didn't! If you want to learn more about Almonds visit Just Almonds.

Just Almonds gave me a chance to do a review in exchange for product, I received Almonds & Just Almond Flour. I combined both, and made COOKIES! If you've been following my blogs, you will notice that I love to cook. I have ate Almond products before from Andersons, and Wholefoods, but I had never tried to make cookies myself. Making them yourself is by far less expensive. I baked some cookies for my moms group, I'm always trying to find better, healthier snack alternatives. The cookies were pretty simple, and easy to make. I loved the texture of the Almond Flour. Also it's nice to know that they are grown, and packaged here in the U.S.A. If you are a gluten free, natural family, I advice you to check Almond Flour out.

I felt as if I accomplished something by baking almond cookies. In my honest, opinion, I believe almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, calcium, phosphorous, iron and magnesium. It also contains zinc, selenium, copper and niacin. Almonds are good for your brain, heart, & skin. You can use almonds to regulate blood pressure, and cholesterol. You can help prevent certain cancers like colon, almonds help to improve the movement through the colon. Diabetics can eat almonds to help control the rise in sugar and insulin levels after meals. Unsweetened almond milk can help reduce weight by mono-saturated fat that is in almonds by satisfying appetite, and prevents over-eating. Also, because almonds are rich in fiber, and full of folic acids, they are ideal to eat during pregnancy to help with constipation. And, a boost of energy.

The Cookies turned out wonderful. The aroma of the spices from the oven made me want to mix up more batches. What else I loved about this recipe with the almond flour was, you didn't have to use your mixer. Just mixing by hand, and rolling the almond flour into balls was fairly simple after the wet ingredients were added. Using the beefree honey made it less sticky, and didn't stick to my hands much.

I thought it looked pretty, all the different colored spices over top the almond flour.

Below is the recipe if you'd like to try to make some yourself. Just Almond sells Almond Flour, Almond Meal, & Almonds by bulk as well.

How To Make The Cookies!

Preheat oven to 275 degrees

Blend all the dry ingredients together

Add the honey and butter to the dry ingredients, and blend well

Create small balls of dough, place about an inch apart

Flatten each cookie with a fork, flatten it one way with the fork, then the other way so it makes a cross over pattern

Sprinkle Cinnamon Sugar over each cookie

Add a whole almond to the middle of the cookie

Bake for 15 minutes

Lower the oven to 175, flip the cookies over, and bake for another 15 mins

You know me, I hope I have made you all hungry! Drooling, Vying for the taste of a ginger snap almond cookie on your tongue, & wanting to experiment using Almond Products. This was a delicious review, and yes I ate my cookies warm.

You can find Just Almonds on Facebook, or by Hope you enjoyed my review, and the fun, healthy facts about Almonds.

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Tuesday, December 2

#PostGoodness Breakfast Bowls Review & $25.00 Amazon GC Giveaway! #Ad

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I consider Post Goodness Breakfast Bowls food for fuel. There are plenty of mornings I don't feel like cooking, I know I am not the only one, but the body needs to be fueled with a balance of different grains, and proteins.

Flavors come in 4 different varieties.  Depending on if you have a sweet tooth go for the Apple Cinnamon, or Maple Brown Sugar, or just want extra protein with Bacon or Sausage. All are full of whole grain oats.

I had the opportunity to review Post Goodness Apples & Cinnamon (8 grams of Protein, and just 200 Calories.)

And, Post Goodness Real Sausage & Cheddar Cheese (12 grams of protein, and just 220 Calories.)

Each Breakfast bowl is a single serving, and atleast provides 26 grams of Whole Grain. Nutritionists recommend eating three or more servings of whole grain foods per day (about 16g whole grain per serving or at least 48g per day).  Eating the Oats easily filled me up in the single serving.  The texture is what I expected for Oats. Considering its as simple as removing a plastic film off the tray.  Heating the tray for 45 seconds.  Stirring, then reheating again for 15 seconds.  Time really did fly by.  Before I could pour my cup of coffee, the microwave was beeping at me.  It's that fast.

Each flavor I tried I enjoyed. Both I could taste, and see chunks of the main ingrediants through out the slow cooked steel cut oats.  The oats were chewy, with slight snap when biting into.  Which is great for oats, and people like myself, and my son whom loves textures.  My son loved the Apple Cinnamon the most.  My favorite was the Sausage & Cheddar.  It was moist, and reminded me of Sauage & Gravy but trickery! It's Oats, Sausage & Cheddar.

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Tuesday, November 25

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Truffle Review + #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide @guylian_chocs #guylianchocolate

I love, love, love Chocolate.  Now Belgian Chocolates.. White, Dark, Milk.. Truffles.. Caramels.. Hazel nut filling.. My tastebuds are in full blown overdrive, and I just want more, and more.  

Guylian Chocolates are delicious.  Not only does the Belgian chocolate milk in your mouth, but the filling inside do so too.  My favorite thing to do with good quality chocolate is to do the tongue challenge, and to see how well it melts on the tongue.  Guylian melts fast, and smooth.  Then getting to the Truffle, or Caramel filling is just as smooth. 

Don't believe me? Enter below to win, and try yourself. I'm excited be able to Review Guylian for Free for my opinion, and offer a Sponsored Giveaway for 4 Boxes of Guylian Belgian Chocolates.  

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  1. 11 piece individually wrapped marbled seahorse Signature Hazelnut Truffle, the original recipe of founders Guy & Liliane, is made by slow roasting and caramelizing fresh Mediterranean hazelnuts in small-batch copper kettles and then finely crushing and blending them with luxuriously rich & creamy Belgian milk chocolate. 
  2. 8 piece marbled seahorse Signature Hazelnut Truffle 
  3. 8 piece seahorse Milk Chocolate Truffle, is Belgian chocolate expertise at its best with the finest Belgian milk chocolate creating a velvety smooth truffle center.
  4. 8 piece milk chocolate seahorse Soft Caramel Truffle, made in-house according to old tradition using open kettles that slowly let the ingredients blend to perfection.

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Sunday, November 2

New Instant Way to #StopPain #Hangovers #UpsetStomachs First Aid Shot Therapy #Review @firstaidshot #Spon

Disclaimer: I received product for Review, all opinions & photos are my own.

There are plenty of days that I don't feel as if I have any time to even take care of my own ailments, kid or no kid there just doesn't feel like there's enough time to do everything.  Sometimes I feel like I have no energy left to even eat right, or get a glass of water to take something for my headache, and stomach ache. It just needs to be fast, and easy so I can move onto the next thing.

It's not laziness when you are ran thin all day, and just have no time for yourself, when you are doing everything else.  That is why I found the convenience of having these First Aid Shot Therapy single shot liquid bottles to use.  I used two, and threw the other two in my purse for another time.  These are great for anyone on the go.

I had the opportunity to review the Pain Relief, and Upset Stomach Shots.

First Aid Shot Therapy Pain Relief, Berry Flavored.

My son doesn't hold on when you hold him, and lets himself drop down, he's 50 lbs, and it's taking a toll on my Right side where I have to carry him (My left side is the leg I have the ORIF hardware at.) I liked how my arm felt after drinking the shot, instantly I didn't feel the sharp burn in my shoulder that I've been having on and off all week. The taste itself,  to my surprise wasn't horrible.  I was expecting something medicated, and thick.  It wasn't that syrupy which made it more tolerable in a single shot to take.  I also experienced no after taste. Huge bonus.  These are something I would take.  I rarely take anything for pain, but the cold, my son, trick or treating, took it's toll on my body this week. My headache went completely away, and the pain in my shoulder was dull, no longer sharp, or burning.  I stretched it while it felt better too.

First Aid Shot Therapy Upset Stomach Relief, Natural Peppermint & Ginger Flavored.

Yeaaah, I am a huge fan of sweets during the Holidays,  the sweets however do not like me.  I would like to believe I have will power, but naaah I don't.  I will eat the sweets first, then skip dinner ( I know that's not healthy, but hey it's the Holidays!) It really starts before Halloween.  Pumpkin everything.  I have to have it.  Even if it gives me heartburn.  Usually I take 2-3 calcium pills, but a single shot of First Aid Therapy kept my stomach acids down, and I didn't feel bloated.  My favorite was the Upset Stomach shot.  It goes down milky, the taste I would probably actually like in my Ginger Tea, mainly because I do like Peppermint, and Ginger together anyways.

All opinions are my own.  This was my experience taking First Aid Shot Therapy. I truly believe anything that helps to feel better, and is convenient in size, while the taste isn't unbearable is worth having around for the Just in case. They are also FDA-Compliant. My over all impression: I liked both of them.  I would take them again, and see myself buying them in the future.

Don't forget to check out First Aid Therapy Shots online at,

Thursday, July 31

August IS Audio Fest at Best Buy @BestBuy #AudioFest #MusicLover #Ad

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

HEOS by Denon is a Wireless Multi-Room Sound System.  Recently I received the HEOS5 through Best Buy to Review. I thought the set up was easy, and I am using the HEOS5 in a Larger Bedroom.  The sound is great, and I have moved the speaker outside to listen to music while the kids play while streaming from my Droid.  Downloading the App was a simple task by going to Google's Play store.

I like the fact how convenient it is to move around, and how I can stream from my devices to it.  I also like the fact that it comes with all the cords needed to connect to a network too if you need to hard wire instead of Wireless. Both options to me are always a great buying point.

The design I thought was unique, and sleek. I can't get over how great the sound quality is. Do I want a Denon HEOS Speaker for each room now? You bet your Tech Savvy britches I do! Want to know more about Denon HEOS Specs, click here.

  • Free Downable HEOS App.
  • Multi-room Set-up.
  • Stream Playlists from iOS, Droids, Tablets, Etc. 
  • Stream Playlists from your favorite online music site; Spotify, Deezer, Tunein or Napster.
  • HEOS3 ($299.98) is better for smaller rooms such as bathrooms, and smaller bedrooms.
  • HEOS5 ($399.98) would be great for larger rooms such as Dining Rooms, Living Rooms, Kitchens, Larger bedrooms. 
  • HEOS7 ($599.98) is great for Open spaces, larger rooms, and Great Rooms.
  • All sizes of the Wireless HEOS Systems can be synced together throughout the house.

August is Audio Fest at Best Buy starting August 3 through August 30.  Best Buy will also teach you to upgrade your sound, and will be featuring the latest & greatest in audio – from portable Bluetooth speakers and headphones, to home theater solutions and car audio to test out, and try in store! Audio Fest will be taking place at ALL Best Buy Locations 8/3/14 - 8/30/14.

Links: Denon Heos at & August Audio Fest Page goes Live on 8/3.

Ready to turn the Sound Up?! August is the Month to do so at Best Buy!

Tuesday, January 7

Airborne Blast of Vitamin C Review!

I received product through Smiley360 to facilitate a review for Airborne.  All opinions, and images are my own!

I am a huge fan of taking vitamins.  Especially this time of the year.  My new favorite vitamins are Airbornes Chewable Tablets.  Not only do they dissolve and remind me a lot like a cherry sweet tart.  They also are full of Vitamin C, and other crucial vitamins I believe the body needs.  Especially this time of the year.  We were -35 windchill the other day!!! Vitamins are a must right now for being cooped up inside.  I truly believe everyone should take their vitamins, and that everyday food amounts we consume does not have enough daily vitamins that we need. (this is what I believe, and why we should take vitamins ontop of our meals.)

My little one enjoyed the Airborne Kids Gummies.  I didn't have to tell him to eat them.  They taste delicious.

If chewable tablets, and vitamin gummies aren't something you like.  There are also the Airborne tablets that you can put into water, or your favorite juice, it fizzes and makes a great treat as well. There are many other ways to help, and try to do this.  Like Diet, Exercise, ontop of taking vitamins.  Everything helps.

Check out Airborne Health online,