Monday, April 30, 2012

Vitalicious Review

Vitalicious Inc is the market leader of innovative vital and delicious baked goods that promote a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing taste first to market with 100 calorie servings. Vitalicious is leading the way to holistic approach to maximize satisfaction with minimum calories with products that are low in fat and high in fiber and nutrients. Vitalicious has created a unique triangle of need satisfaction. The only baked goods company in this niche. Founded in 1999 Vitalicious creates and sells a variety of unique healthy value- added baked goods under the Vitamuffin, VitaTop, VitaBrownie, Vitacake, and Vitamuffin mix these products are now sold in stores nationwide and at www.vitalicious.com 

What are Nutraceuticals?
Nutraceuticals are foods that are enriched with the kinds of vitamins and minerals that are important for maintaining health and preventing illness 

Why Vitamins? 
As you know lots of breakfast cereals are fortified with important vitamins and minerals. That's because of doctors and nutritionists know that getting 100% of your daily recommended daily requirements of essential vitamins and minerals is key to stay strong and healthy but many people don't have time to sit down for a meal in the morning. That's why every variety of VitaMuffin is fortified with as many as 15 of the crucial vitamins and minerals you need, including folic acid, niacin, iron, calcium, vitamins A, B, C, E and more! In fact, you'll notice something on every VitaMuffin package you don't normally associate with tasty baked goods.

And what I think about how these taste their great you can't tell they are good for you meaning you wouldn't think because they taste so amazing that it's hard to believe they have Vitamins and Minerals. If you are looking for a tasty treat that is good for you check out Vitalicious. Also come follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

 This product was given to me for review purposes. In exchange for my honest opinion on this product. I was not paid for this review.

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Hann Steam Mop Review/Giveaway

Nothing should stand in the way of a clean floor. With the Hann Agile SI-40 nothing will the swivel head design and low profile head make it easy to maneuver around cupboards, furniture, and other obstacles. 
How it works:
Remove the water tank fill at the sink and start steaming in 20 sec. You can also use the Carpet Glide attachment to sanitize and deodorize carpets, rugs, cushions, mattresses and other soft surfaces. 

The Haan Kills 99.9% of household germs, bacteria, and dust mites without chemicals.

Some of the Haan Agile SI-40 Features:
* Swiveling Low Profile Head
* Removable Water Tank
* Machine Powered Steam Pump
* Ergonomic Handle
* Storage Hook
* Power Cord Management System
* Steam Head with 15 Steam Jets

What comes in the Box:
* 2 reusable Ultra- Microfiber Cleansing Pads
* Floor Protector/Resting Pad
* Carpet Glide Attachment
* Lime and Scale Remover
* Users Manual/ Warranty Card 

When I received this steam mop, I was wondering was this going to be hard to work or even understand. This mop is so easy to work and you can clean all your floors in less then 10 min I also thought it would be load as I didn't want to wake the kid's and to my surprise this mop is so quiet and I feel safe mopping my floors now chemical free when my son was born I was afraid of all the chemicals I wish I would of had this early on but am so grateful to have it now. I recommended the Haan Steam Mop SI-40  for everyone out there and especially all the Mom's this would be a great Mother's Day present for any Mom out there and I know I love it!!

This product was given to me for review purposes. In exchange for my honest opinion on this product. I was not paid for this review.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Fit Mom's For Life Review/Giveaway

Dustin Maher a fitness professional living in Madison, WI. A 28 year old that absolutely loves his job as a personal trainer/fitness instructor/writer/motivational speaker/and teacher. I love helping everyone I come in contact with get in better shape. I especially enjoy helping moms look even better then before having kids.

The first question I get a lot is why a 28 year old single guy loves working with moms. The answer to that question goes back many years to when my mom raised 3 younger siblings and me, along with my dad. She was a stay at home mom and did so much for her 4 children. Looking back, I realized that she spent so much time taking care of her kids she didn't make time for herself. I also realized that she didn't have a good support group of other mothers who were motivated to get in shape and lose the baby fat. I was very blessed to have a mom that was health conscious and cooked very healthy. I learned a lot from her as she taught me what it was to eat well. I also realized that when I can make another mom change the food that she buys for her family and begins to exercise, her kids want to do what she is doing!  So not only do I get to help the mother out, but I get to help out the kids and maybe the husband once in awhile out as well.

If you want to lose weight and feel better about yourself this will change your mind on getting back into better shape even after kids. I am going to try this and work on me for a chance.

This product was given to me for review purposes. In exchange for my honest opinion on this product. I was not paid for this review.
 


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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Granola Gourmet Review

Granola gourmet was founded by Jeff Cohen, a person with diabetes who was frustrated with the lack of good tasting snacks that wouldn't spike his blood sugar. He took to his kitchen to create a delicious variety of 100% natural low Glycemic energy bars. Granola Gourmet uses uses products that are low in Glycemic index. Foods with a low Glycemic index release Carbohydrates and glucose more slowly into the blood stream thereby keeping blood sugar more stable. Elevated blood glucose levels can cause hormonal and metabolic changes that may affect health. Granola Gourmet Energy Bars  are clinically proven to be low glycemic.  They have been tested on people with type 2 diabetes to determine their Glycemic Index value by scientists at GI Labs who developed the concept of the Glycemic Index.
These bars are so yummy you can't tell they are natural and good for you. These I would recommend to everyone but for the people that are diabetics the most these are at tasteful snack that will go a long way if you start to get the shakes just grab one of these for a boast of energy.

This product was given to me for review purposes. In exchange for my honest opinion on this product. I was not paid for this review.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vitamins Baby Review/Giveaway



For over 45 years we have clothed America's babies. We have made it our mission to provide some of the best- designed , highest quality baby products for newborn, infants and toddlers. We offer a full selection of items in baby boy and baby girl which include preemie, newborn layette, multi-piece sets, play-wear, sleepwear, educational books, baby shoes, and baby accessories. 

Our efforts have resulting in a combination of children's awards and nominations. The satisfaction of knowing that we have helped parents connect emotionally with their newest addition is the most important reward of all.

Vitamins Baby has something for every baby out there. What I am reviewing is their Blankie Buddy they are so soft and perfect for your little one it will become their best friend. These blankie buddy's stand up to washing in the dryer and everything and is that perfect baby shower gift. So go check their site out you won't be sorry they have these for boy's, girl's, and also gender neutral. 

This product was given to me for review purposes. In exchange for my honest opinion on this product. I was not paid for this review.
 

If you would like to win your own 2 piece set just follow the Rafflecopter Below.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cookie Baby Inc. Review


Cookie Baby Inc specializes in personalized baby gifts big sister shirts, big brother shirts, baby blankets, children's bathrobes, first birthday shirts, personalized baby shirts, personalized baby blankets, birth announcements, dads t-shirts, and many more..

As a Mother of 2 small children Teri appreciated quality baby products. Cookie Baby Inc baby blankets, Infant cover-up's  and towels, were borne from my memories of wrapping my tiny babies in soft, warm covers. I was always aware of textures that would be touching their skin and just how innocent they looked snuggled up in soft baby colors. All fabrics for these baby products is hand chosen for it's quality, beauty, softness and durability. Each embroidered design is guaranteed to delight parents and babies alike. These blankets, afghans, cover-ups, towels, and stuffed animals will be a keepsake for many years to come. 
 
Each Blanket can be personalized with your special baby in mind and make the perfect gift for any occasion or holiday.
Our product line includes gifts for toddlers as well. These personalized gifts are ideal for birthday gifts, holiday presents, new brother or sister gifts! 

I am reviewing their Baby Boy Birthday Shirt! When I was asked to choose a design I choose the Happy First Birthday Shirt where the boy looks like he has reddish brown hair because my son's hair looks reddish brown. This is going to be perfect for him to wear his first birthday and nice and cool cause we will be in Florida with family and it will be super hot. 

This product was given to me for review purposes. In exchange for my honest opinion on this product. I was not paid for this review.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Mother's Day KitchenAid Giveaway (US only)

I was so happy when MommyandMe Giveaway's opened up this Giveaway opportunity to other Bloggers like me and you. For the Happy Mother's Day KitchenAid Giveaway.

Do you like Baking???  The KitchenAid Mixer is a must!! This is something everyone would love to have in their kitchen.

 If your anything like me I love to bake but would love to find a easier way that will help me get everything done all in one shot instead of using multiple items to prepare for the final product. When I'm done with all the mixing I have all these item's to clean and that is no fun.


Mommy and Me Giveaways, Frugal Experiments, Wahm Options, Mom To Bed By 8, and 24 other blogs have teamed up to bring you an awesome giveaway for Mother's Day! We're giving away a KitchenAid Artisan 5-quart Stand Mixer! Winner will have a choice in color depending on prices on Amazon at the time the giveaway ends, valued at up to $300! The winner will get their prize in time for Mother's Day too! I would love to have one of these KitchenAid mixer's and not have to go through with dirtying all of the bowls and items I do. You can make all kind's of things in the KitchenAid. And on top of that what a wonder gift this would be for Mother's Day if you know a Mom out there that loves to bake or cook this would be the perfect item.




Features of the KitchenAid Artisan 5-quart Stand Mixer (from the manufacturer):
The Artisan mixer's strong 325-watt motor delivers the power to handle the heaviest mixtures, and mix large batches easily.
The 5-quart polished stainless steel bowl with ergonomic handle is big enough to handle large batches of heavy mixtures. Its ergonomically designed handle is contoured to fit the hand and makes lifting the bowl more comfortable.
Unique Mixing Action The beater spins clockwise as the shaft spins counter clockwise; moving the beater to 67 different points around the bowl. This unique mixing action creates a thorough blend of ingredients and eliminates the need to rotate the bowl.
Multiple Speeds 10 speeds allow the user to select the right speed for the mixing job; from very high to very slow stir. It's easy to select the precise speed needed for a perfect mix.
Versatile Accessories The flat beater, dough hook, and the professional wire whip add to the versatility of the mixer. The flat beater is the ideal accessory for mixing normal to heavy batters. From cake mixes to firm cookie dough, the flat beater mixes quickly and thoroughly.
The dough hook mixes and kneads yeast dough, saving both time and the effort of hand-kneading. The wire whip incorporates the maximum amount of air in whipped mixtures for fluffier whipped cream and angel food cakes.
All attachments are solidly constructed, and attach easily to the stand mixer.
Easy Clean Up The pouring shield fits around the top of the bowl and prevents ingredient splash-out. The chute makes it convenient and easy to add ingredients.
The tilt-back mixer head allows for easy access to bowl and beaters. A lock lever holds the mixer head securely in place and the bowl fastens tightly to the base.
Optional Attachments Optional attachments (sold separately) complete the package to make cooking a pleasure. From citrus juicer to sausage stuffer, KitchenAid stand mixers can handle just about any job in the kitchen.
Blogs participating:
One lucky US reader is going to win this KitchenAid Mixer in choice of color valued at up to $300! Giveaway ends May 7th at 11:59pm EST.
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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Honey Mark Product Review

Honey Mark is a importer of Manuka honey and a distributor of natural Manuka honey products. All Honey Mark products contain active Manuka Honey from New Zealand and other natural ingredients. What is Manuka Honey it's a special type of honey that contains plant derived phytochemical components that may be used to promote health and wellness. This company sent out a few of their products for me to try here they are listed below and my opinions.

First is their Acne Cream: Which Retails for $24.95.This product is great at eliminating acne and clearing clogged and infected pores.

  • Clears acne fast
  • Does not dry out skin
  • Prevents future acne breakouts
  • Reduces redness
  • Made from all-natural ingredients
  • Not sticky, oily or greasy 
  Another item I was able to try is the Anti-Wrinkle Serum this Retails for $19.95. The anti wrinkle serum eliminates wrinkles helps the production of collagen fibers improves skin elasticity and regenerates new cells creating younger looking skin.  This product feels wonderful on and I really do believe it helps with wrinkles.  

The anti fungal cream retails for $24.95 and it eliminates fungal infections such as ringworm athletes foot jock itch and nail fungus. I am currently using this for toe nail fungus not sure how the out come will be it looks as if it's clearing it up but still using this product.
 


The Honeymark Bath Salt Retails for $1995. Made with genuine Himalayan salt crystals and Manuka Honey from New Zealand, both of which are well known for their rejuvenating benefits. The bath salts are wonderful to soak in a nice hot tub and very moisturizing and smell great. I love this item and use it a lot.



The mud mask Retails for $29.95. Replenishes and revitalizes the skin, restoring its natural suppleness and moisture levels while alleviating and soothing soreness, redness and cracking.

After having this mask on it makes your skin feel really clean and you almost feel like your at the spa. I will be doing this every weekend as a little treat to myself after having a stressful week.

This product was given to me for review purposes. In exchange for my honest opinion on this product. I was not paid for this review.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Kitchen Aid Mother's Day Giveaway Preview


April 23rd - May 7th



I just wanted to let all my reader's know to be on the look out. I am participating in a Mother's Day Giveaway for a Kitchen Aid Mixer. The Giveaway will Start on Monday if you want to enter stay tuned to this excited Giveaway hosted by Mommy and Me Giveaways. I will have a link directly to it where you can enter through my giveaway!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I see me Contest "Come Enter"





Everyone I have a great contest to tell you about I See Me is having a contest and I thought my readers would like to know about it.

Enter to Win Here: It is very simple click on the link provided and it will take you to the page where all you do is fill you First Name, Last Name, and your Email.

Their will be 2 Grand Prize Winner's (Open to US residents only).

Winner 1 will receive a girls wooden bookcase and 10 I See Me! personalized storybooks
and Winner 2 a boys wooden bookcase and 10 I See Me! personalized storybooks.
Each grand prize is valued at approximately $500 retail value.
10 runners up will receive an I See Me! gift certificate valued at $32.95 plus standard shipping (good for 1 storybook).

Good Luck!!!!!!

Earth Source Organics Review

About Righteously Raw Chocolates are made with love positive energy and human hands in our own facility. The parent Company behind Righteously Raw Chocolates is Earth Source Organics. Earth Source Organics was founded by Audrey Darrow on the premise that the food that we eat is the essence of good health. A eight year survivor of breast cancer Audrey discovered that the after effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatments were extremely devastating to the body and difficult to overcome. It became her mission to learn about healthy high frequency foods and then educate the world about them.

I am reviewing their Righteously Raw Chocolates Coconut Macaroons. These chocolates are really tasty and a great snack and not bad for you either if you are a chocolate lover then you need to try these.

Utilizing some of the most righteously nutritious super foods on the planet these unique coconut macaroons truffles give you everything you can ask for. Coated with a healthy dose of our award winning raw cacao and packed with raw sun-dried coconut these treats are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.


This product was given to me for review purposes. In exchange for my honest opinion on this product. I was not paid for this review.
 



Sunday, April 15, 2012

Winner's

Mavea Pitcher
Gruffalo Prize Pack
Glodose
Deuce Watch
Boogie Board
BluApple
Auric Blends
1 Hour Break




Glowbug Diaper Review/Giveaway

Two moms who found friendship during a pre-natal yoga class. Neta and I became close friends through the course of our pregnancies. We were thrilled when my daughter Amelia was born only weeks after Neta's daughter Ela in 2007. We both discovered and enjoyed using cloth diapers on our girls.

After the birth of Neta's son Edder and my daughter Gloria in 2010, we were both looking for new cloth diapers. Neta and I had the same concerns with the available brands. All we wanted were good quality, affordable cloth diapers but we were really frustrated that the product we were looking for did not seem to exist. What better solution to our dilemma then to start our own company that would sell amazing quality cloth diapers at a great price. We knew that there must be lots of other parents out there who want to use cloth diapers but are intimidated by the cost of investing in good quality diapers.


We are here to help you every step  of the way in making the switch to cloth diapers and can't wait to hear how much you love them.




These cloth diapers are very soft and hold up very well. And the design Jayce is wearing are cute little fish we love glow bug diapers and highly recommended. Go check them out Glow Bug Diapers. Now for the giveaway one lucky winner will win their own Glowbug Diaper in the choice of a girl print, boy print, or gender neutral print. Follow the Rafflecopter Below on how to win your very own.

This product was given to me for review purposes. In exchange for my honest opinion on this product. I was not paid for this review.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Original Sprout Review

Founder Inga Tritt founded The Original Little Sprout In 2003 and original sprout in 2007. The name little sprout was inspired by the birth of her daughter Maya. Inga was born in Germany and grew up in Montecito, California. Her love of nature, art, and architecture led to a successful career as a master stylist. Wanting to be a full time mom led her to selling her salon & spa's and moving to the country where she now lives with her family.

Parents trust Original Sprouts superior performance and worry-free ingredients. Cancer and early puberty can be linked to hormone disruption, hence no natural or synthetic hormone distributors such as soy, yam, tea tree, lavender, parabens, titanium dioxide, formaldehyde or nano-particles are used in our formulas. In addition products are free of insect attracting honey or soda fragrances. Some of the products I will be reviewing are the:

Miracle Detangler:
  The champion of detanglers our professional quick release formula makes tough tangles history. Our number one selling miracle detangler is essential. 
Performace:
For babies, children, and adults
For all hair types and textures
Helps prevent breakage
Gentle Ph 4.5-5.5
Instantly detangles
effortless combing
Leave in treatment
Anti Frizz
Tangle and Frizz-Free

Natural Shampoo:
Our new and improved sulfate free Natural Shampoo has added sun protection Organic Emollients saving time and water. Scalp, Hair and Skin are nourished and healthy. Leaves hair shiny, hydrated and easy to comb. Parents and stylists agree it's the best color retention shampoo ever!
Professional Performance: 
Gentle pH of 6.0-7.0 to Help Retain Hair Color
For Babies, Children & Adults
Detangling & Conditioning
Extra Gentle on Eyes
For Every Hair Type
Quick & Easy Rinse
Extra Moisturizing
FOR CLEAN, SOFT, HEALTHY HAIR & SCALP

 Scrumptious Baby Cream:
Our Scrumptious Baby Cream is irresistible, the whole family loves it! Not a sunscreen, but a soothing protective barrier that keeps skin soft & smooth as velvet. Our multi-benefit cream is infused with Natural Zinc for Environmental Protection. Insects don't like rosemary but we do because it helps calm and soothe sensitive skin. Non-greasy & extra hydrating for every skin type.
 Professional Performance: 
Leaves Skin Soft, Moist & Smooth as Velvet
For Babies, Children & Adults
Nurtures Delicate Skin
Gentle pH of 5.5-6.5
 No Greasy Residue
For All Skin Types
For Face & Body
WITH PURE SOOTHING ZINC AND CALENDULA

These skin care and hair care items are nice Jordyn has naturally curly hair and is hard to brush but with the detangular it was so much easier also the Natural Shampoo is really great too.

If you use code FIRST_ORDER_10-U at Original sprout you can get 10% off your first order!!  

This product was given to me for review purposes. In exchange for my honest opinion on this product. I was not paid for this review.
 


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cascade Ice Review

Cascade Ice is a zero calorie sugar free flavored sparkling water that eliminates all unnecessary unhealthy extra's found in other flavor waters like sugar, sodium, carbs, caffeine and gluten. Cascade Ice water is a two-calorie, sugar-free flavored sparkling water with a clean, crisp, delicious taste.

Sparkling water combined with natural fruit flavors create a refreshing, no calorie beverage the whole family can feel good about drinking. Cascade Ice water eliminates all the unnecessary, unhealthy “extras” found in other flavored waters like sugar, sodium, carbs, caffeine and gluten – giving you pure, refreshing taste.

 These drinks are super yummy and don't really taste like water they have a lot of flavor. Even my husband liked them and that is saying a lot he doesn't a lot of items I get but this one he sure loved. My daughter liked these to and for not having all the sugars, sodium, carbs, or caffeine these are pretty amazing.


This product was given to me for review purposes. In exchange for my honest opinion on this product. I was not paid for this review.
 
 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Natures Crib Review

Natures Crib is a small family owned business that was started in order to promote and offer healthier alternatives and natural choices for moms and their babies. At nature's crib we believe that everyday choices we make affect not only ourselves but those around us. We believe in recycling and using recycled materials whenever possible and we will often reuse packaging materials if they are good condition.
We are members of the organic trade association and co-op of America joining together with other business in order to promote more Sustainable living.










Natures Crib sells a variety of items from baby bedding, to organic infant clothing, cloth diapers, Organic Cotton Toys. Some of the items we are reviewing are their long sleeve organic cotton onesie in Blue and organic cotton pants. We also were sent out the bunny push and pull toy these handcrafted wooden push and pull toys from maple landmark are made with solid maple natural unfinished wood and it is recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years. My son played with this right away and was pushing and pulling it and he is only 8 months and then my daughter is 3 and she liked playing with it too. I highly recommend this is a great toy for babies. The onesies are very soft and will keep baby very warm.

This product was given to me for review purposes. In exchange for my honest opinion on this product. I was not paid for this review.

CoddleLife Review/Giveaway

As a parent and like many others Anson Lam wants the best for his children. When his second child suffered terribly from colic and frequent ear infections, he and his wife tried many products to help their baby daughter. Losing sleep and night became overwhelming and no one in the family was getting much rest. It was only after using a fully vented bottle that eliminated the ingestion of air along with milk that their baby girl started to show significant reduction in colic and ear infection. The product they used worked well but their were so many parts to clean and sterilize. Then he realized their has to be a simpler more improved way to come up with a bottle that has less parts easier to clean that is just what he and other parents need.

It was at this time that Anson and his wife decided to create Coddlelife Bottles with a one piece venting nipple system
made of either high quality glass or polypropylene plastic.  Both glass and polypropylene are considered much safer
than polycarbonate material which had been the standard up until then.
Coddlelife products are BPA free containing no potentiallyare toxic ink, are affordable and high quality.  The bottles are designed with the latest nipple venting technology to reduce colic, ear infections, and burping and spit up. While other bottles on the market reduce colic. 

This bottle is great I love it. It is so durable Jordyn accidentally got a hold of it and dropped it and it didn't even break that says a lot for a glass bottle. The first time I fed Jayce with it he had to get use to it at first because the texture on the outside was a little different and the nipple was also shaped differently and now he takes right to it and likes it. I wish we would of had this at the beginning because Jayce had signs of colic and he spit up all the time. But that problem is solved now. Now I would like to review the Bloem Drying rack from Coddlelife.


Bloem Drying Rack:
The inspiration from their drying rack comes from a flower in full bloom. Simply unfolds into a bloom position no assembly required simply fit bottles and nipples and collars on the bloom sticks. The rack retails for $17.99. Some of it's features are:

* Easy to store and fold
* Can hold 12 bottles, nipples and collars
* Can also be used to dry cups and utensils
* Easy to use no assembly, one piece unit.


This is by far my favorite drying rack ever it does have a little water drip underneath it but nothing you can't wipe with a wet rag it holds so many items and I like the little nipple holder at the top and this doesn't have build up like other bottle holders and racks do. I can say I would absolutely recommend this to family and friends even strangers. I couldn't see how anyone wouldn't like this. 

Also special for my readers if you use coupon code " CL2012" for 20% off at checkout.


Now for the giveaway CoddleLife is sponsoring a great Giveaway today they are giving away both a glass bottle and this drying rack. Follow the Rafflecopter Below to find out how to win!!!!
  
This product was given to me for review purposes. In exchange for my honest opinion on this product. I was not paid for this review.