Thursday, September 18, 2014

Yoplait Kids Review

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I am always looking for quick and easy snacks or items to add to my kids meals.  This really is important when we are so busy during school.  Yoplait Kids yogurt is a great way to add something fun and delicious to your child's snack or meals.  These come in a variety of great flavors, and they are available with a variety of fun characters on the packing.  This always makes eating them extra fun for my kids.






Yoplait Kids yogurt has no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors.  I feel good about giving them to my kids to eat.  They fell in love with the fun packaging too!  These are available with Hello Kitty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or Minions on them.  My kids loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Yoplait Kids.  These came in a tasty cotton candy variety, and a strawberry flavor.  What variety would your kids want to try?

You can learn more about Yoplait Kids by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

Do You Want to Save Money on College Text Books? Campus Book Rentals

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Most people are already back to school.  The supplies, books, clothes, and more can really hit your wallet hard.  What do you do to save money on back to school?  College students can take advantage of Campus Book Rentals.  This is a great way to get all your text books, but pay way less.  I love saving money, and college text books can be extremely costly!




Campus Book Rentals in a website where you can rent books for a whole lot less than it would cost to purchase your college text books.  Have you seen how costly college text books are now?  The price really is shocking!   Have you used Campus Book Rentals?  You can save up to 80% on your books!  I love that they offer free shipping both ways.  You can even highlight in the books.  They offer flexible renting periods that work for you.  They also have a huge selection.  This makes it easy to find the text book that you are looking for.

You can learn more about how Campus Book Rentals works by watching the video below.


Campus Book Rentals also offers a RentBack program too.  This is a great way to get some extra money back from college text books that you have purchased.  Campus Book Rentals also donates to Operation Smile for every text book that is rented.  This really is neat.  Operation Smile is a program that helps children throughout the world that are in need of medical care or treatment due to cleft palates.

You can visit the Campus Book Rentals website to learn more about how their college text book renting program works.  

Disclosure - This is a sponsored post.  All opinions expressed above are completely my own.

Little Gems Baking Cups by Sunsella Review #sunsellalittlegems

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I love high quality kitchen items.  I do quiet a bit of baking, and I love when I find products that make baking easy.  Sunsella's Little Gems Baking Cups are just that.  These are high quality silicone baking cups.  They come in a 12 pack of fun assorted colors.  They are really great for baking cupcakes and muffins.  They are easy to use and I really like that they peel right away from your baked goods.  The baking cups are non stick.  They can be placed in the dishwasher, microwave, or freezer too.  The baking cups are BPA free.  These are reusable, so you don't have to keep buying paper baking cups for your muffins or cupcakes.  The baking cups are capable of handling a wide range of temperatures.








These baking cups can be used for a variety of other things too.  I make my kids lunches daily.  We pack a bento style lunch.  The Sunsella Little Gems Baking Cups are great to use in your bento style lunches.  These are a fun way to add an extra little compartment to a lunch container.  They can be used for cut up fruit, crackers, veggies, pretzels, and much more.  They are also a nice way to control portion size.  How would you use these fun baking cups?

You can learn more about Sunsella's Little Gems Baking Cups on Amazon.  You can also order them from Amazon for $9.99.  The normal retail price for these is $22, so that is a great deal.  


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CedarLane Gluten Free Tamales Review

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We love tamales in our house.  They are so good!  I have given up on making them myself though.  They are so time consuming to make them from scratch and make them right.  However, there are options where you don't have to make them yourself.  I love this because I don't have the time to make them.  CedarLane Tamales are tamales that you can find in the freezer section. This really makes it easy to warm one up for a tasty lunch or dinner.  These can even be heated quickly in your microwave for a fast meal.







CedarLane Tamales come in a great variety of flavors.  We really enjoyed them all.  I was impressed with the amount of filling in the tamales, and also the flavor and tenderness of the masa.  The Chili & Cheese Tamales are loaded with flavor.  I love the combination of peppers with the variety of cheeses they use.  They also offer Spinach & Feta Tamales.  These really are unique, but they are so good!  It combines Mediterranean flavors inside a tamale.  The Sweet Corn Tamales are a combination of sweet and savory flavors.  The masa has a sweet corn flavor, but it is accented by cheese and peppers.  The Roasted Veggie Tamales are loaded with flavor.  These have a hint of spiciness to them that is mellowed out by the cheese.  What variety of CedarLane's Gluten Free Tamales would you want to try?

You can learn more about CedarLane's Gluten Free Tamales by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fulcrum Gallery Review

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I love hanging all different kinds of great art throughout my home.  I recently found out about Fulcrum Gallery.  This is a website where you can order art from a huge variety of great pieces.  They offer canvases, framed prints, and more.  I really had fun looking at all the great prints they offer.  I really had a hard time choosing a piece because they offer so many neat items.  Their website is really easy to use too.  You can search by whatever you are looking for.  I also really like that you can see what your piece will look like after you customize it.  You can choose to have a canvas or you can even have a print framed.  There is a huge selection of frames and mats.  It is really fun to mess around with the different looks, so you can come up with exactly what you want.

I personally fell in love with Fulcrum Gallery's Lord of the Rings posters.  These are a great framed print to hang on your wall.  The print that I chose is a 22 x 16 print.  I also chose a 1 inch mat in a buff color.  This looks really good with the print I chose.  The frame I picked was the Rustic Walnut Tuscan frame.  I love how this also looks with the print.  The print is covered in acrylic plexiglass.  I am really impressed with the results of my framed print.  It looks great.  This is just one of the many options that I had to customize my framed print.  The print looks really great hanging on my wall.  My whole family absolutely loves it.

This is just one of the many framed prints that Fulcrum Gallery has to offer.  They offer black and white prints, vintage art, country art, and much more.  You can visit their website to see the great selection that they offer.  

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255. 

Back to School Reading Review - Scholastic Books

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I am really trying to teach my children to love to read.  It can be hard when back to school season approaches to find time to read.  I have my 7 and 9 year old read daily while they are home.  I also send them with a book in their backpacks to school.  They are given silent reading time, and they seem to enjoy reading more if it is a book that they want to read.  Scholastic offers a variety of books for children of all ages.  They help make reading fun.  We received a selection of great books from Scholastic that has made reading during the back to school season easy, but also enjoyable for my children.  





Minecraft
My son absolutely loves Minecraft.  Scholastic offers some great books for children that really like Minecraft.  They offer a Minecraft Essential Handbook.  This is a great book for those that want to learn more about the game.  It is a book of great tips.  My son enjoyed this book so much that he uses it as a reference, but he has read it over and over again.  This book retails for $7.99.  Scholastic also offers the Minecraft Redstone Handbook.  This book was also a big hit with my 9 year old.  This book explains mining and logic circuits.  He has also read this one a number of times.  This book retails for $7.99 also.





Pokemon
My 9 year old also enjoys playing the Pokemon card game.  He was so excited when the Kalos Region Handbook arrived.  This is a book of stats and facts on more than 450 Pokemon.  This really is a great book for any child that love Pokemon.  This book is written in an index style, so it is really easy to look up exactly what you are looking for.  The book retails for $8.99.





Secret Kingdom
These books are a great choice for my 7 year old.  They are written at about a 4th grade level, but would be great for grades 2 through 4.  They are simple chapter books and also feature some drawings throughout the pages.  The series features 4 fun books.  The Secret Kingdom Mermaid Reef is a story beneath the sea.  The story is about Ellie, Jasmine, and Summer.  They are on a journey to save the Secret Kingdom's wishing pearl.  The Secret Kingdom is another great book about friendship.  This book the girls visit Could Island.  Once again the girls have to find a thunderbolt that Queen Malice has hidden.  They need to find it to save Cloud Island.  These books retail for $4.99 each.




Rescue Princesses
This is a series of books about rescue princesses.  They are not just princesses though.  The Ice Diamond is a story about the rescue princesses visiting Lepari.  The princesses are on a mission to keep the leopards from being harmed.  The story is about how they are going to do this.  this book retails for $4.99.  




Eerie Elemenatary
Eerie Elementary - The School is Alive is one of Scholastic's books from their Branches collection.  We have read a number of their Branches books.  They are excellent for the child that is ready to step into a chapter style book.  They are challenging, but not frustrating.  The illustrations throughout the pages also really make the reading fun.  This book is about Sam and how he is the hall monitor.  The book really is fun because the school is alive.  This book just became available in July of 2014.

These are just some of the great reads available from Scholastic.  You can learn more about all of their books by visiting their website.  

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255. 

Diana's Bananas Banana Bites Review

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We are trying to enjoy the last bit of Summer where we are.  Icy cold frozen treats are always a fun way to celebrate with, but they are great anytime.  Diana's Bananas are a frozen banana treat that come dipped in delicious chocolate.  I have reviewed some of their tasty products, and my family loves them.  They use real frozen bananas.  






Diana's Banana's banana babies are the perfect treat.  These are a smaller sized piece of banana on a stick.  These come in a variety of flavors too.  My personal favorite is the variety dipped in dark chocolate.  They also offer a milk chocolate variety and a milk chocolate with peanuts variety too!  Diana's Banana's newest product is their banana bites.  I will have to say that this is a great small piece of banana dipped in chocolate.  They are a great small treat.  They come in a small container that can be resealed.  They are nice when I want a treat or my kids do, but we don't want a huge amount.  These are tasty little morsels.  

You can visit the Diana's Banana's website to learn more about these tasty products.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.