Thursday, August 27, 2015

Treat by Stephanie Banyas - Review

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Do you love sweet treats?  My family and I do!  I want to introduce you to Treat by Stephanie Banyas.  This is a cute little cookbook with 50 recipes.  These recipes are all for no-bake marshmallow treats.  Yum!  I was so excited to check out this book because we love marshmallow treats!  What is your favorite kind?  There are so many great recipes in this book that are not just your basic marshmallow treat.  

This book is the ultimate cookbook for marshmallow treat lovers.  The book gives you tips on how to make the treats.  It goes into the cereal used, the pan, and the pot.  It also talks about mixing up your treats.  It gives tips like using flavored marshmallows for flavor, and also color.  It also gives tips like using peanut butter with the marshmallows.  I can't wait to try this out!  This book is so neat because it tells you how to make your own marshmallows.  Yum!  How do vanilla or strawberry marshmallows sound?

Some of the recipes from the book include toasted coconut treats, salted caramel treats, chocolate-covered strawberry treats, s'more treats, and many more.  The recipes are simple and very easy to follow.  There are only a few steps in most of the recipes.  I love quick recipes like this.  They are perfect to make with your kids too!  One of my favorite recipes is for the key lime pie treats.  I love the flavor of key lime pie, and this gives you that!  It is just all inside a marshmallow treat.

You can learn more about this book here.

You can learn more about the author here.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

The Looney Experiment by Luke Reynolds - Review

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Are you looking for a great read for your young teenager?  The Looney Experiment is a great book for teens that are about 11-14 years old.  This is a book that is perfect for your teen if they love boy books that are humorous.  The book is about Atticus Hobart and how he wants to survive middle school.  This book was perfect for my son because he just started middle school this year.  There are so many challenges that this book touches on.  

Atticus Hobart is a likable character in the book that really makes it easy for children to relate to him, and what he is going through.  Atticus deals with his first crush in his book.  It talks about how he handles trying to talk to her.  The book also talks about bullying, and much more.  

Atticus ends up with a 77 year old English teacher.  He has very interesting and unique teaching methods.  Atticus then realizes more about Mr. Looney, his English teacher.  His teaching methods help him understand more about himself.  

I would definitely recommend this book.  It teaches great lessons, but it does so in a great humorous manner.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sands Alive! Glow - Review

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I love when I find toys, or indoor activities that entertain my children for hours.  My 8 and 10 year old tend to get bored on Summer break.  We recently received Sands Alive! Glow, and it really has kept them busy.  This is a fun indoor activity that is great for quiet indoor play.  Do your children enjoy playing with sand?  Sands Alive! Glow is definitely for them then!







Sands Alive! Glow comes with a play tray, Sands Alive!, UV LED glasses, and a UV light pen.  The special sand in this kit really is amazing.  My kids love playing with it because the texture is totally different than regular sand.  It is super soft.  The sand can be sculpted and molded however your child wants.  The sand kind of sticks together, but it is in no way sticky or messy.  

The UV LED glasses and UV light pen make the sand glow.  This really makes whatever your child makes with the sand look extra impressive.  The UV light pen can be used to write, or help bring your child's sand sculpture to life.  

Sands Alive! is a great activity for children 3 years of age and up.  You can learn more about Sands Alive! and Sands Alive! Glow by visiting their website.  You can also connect with Play Visions on Facebook and Twiter.

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.  

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

YumEarth Organics - Back to School #Giveaway 9/15

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Oh how I dread making school lunches.  I mostly hate it because my kids can be picky.  I also try very hard to incorporate healthy foods into their lunches.  It can be hard to do when kids love treats.  I love to give my kids a little sweet treat in their lunches.  Did you know that you can put something sweet in their lunches, but not have to feel guilty about it?  YumEarth offers a variety of delicious and Organic sweet treats that are made with quality ingredients.  




YumEarth offers fruit snacks that are perfect to add to any school lunch or snack.  They really taste great too.  I had to try the for myself!  These are available in single portion packages.  They are easy to open for kids too!  That is always important to me.  Each single portion is low in calories.  They are Gluten free, nut free, and fat free.  They also contain Vitamin C.  These are fruit snacks made with real fruit juice.

YumEarth doesn't just offer fruit snacks though.  They also offer Organic pops.  We love these.  They are the perfect size for a small sweet treat for children.  They are made with great ingredients.  They have a great fruit flavor.  They do not contain artificial dyes.  They are made with real fruit extracts too.  I love them for the kids, but I also enjoy them myself when I want something sweet.  




These are just some of the tasty treats that YumEarth has to offer.  You can learn more about their products by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Giveaway - Enter to win a YumEarth Back to School Prize Package - Ends 9/15

Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 9/15/15 at 8:59 PM PST.  The winner will be chosen randomly.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim their prize.  Mommie of 2 is not responsible for lost prizes, or prizes that are not received.  Bloggers that are reviewing for this company are not eligible to win.  You care only eligible to win one prize per household.

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. 
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Republic of Pigtails - Back to School Fashion Review

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My kids are already back in school.  The Summer sure went by quick.  We have all our essentials.  This year my kids are required to wear uniforms.  Hair accessories are always a fun way to add some fun to school uniforms.  My daughter loves to a variety of fun hair accessories to make her look a little more exciting.  

The Republic of Pigtails is a great place to find hair accessories for your child for back to school.  They have a great selection of hair clips, headbands, fascinators, and more.  How does your child like to style their hair for school?  The Republic of Pigtails is a great place to find handmade hair accessories.  Their hair accessories are so much fun.




My daughter received an adorable headband.  It is perfect to put on in the morning after she combs her hair out.  It is so easy because she just simply slides it on.  The headband is comfortable for her to wear all day long.  The Sofia headband is a metal headband that is covered with faux leather.  The headband also has an adorable faux leather bow on it.  This is a great headband that can be worn with so many outfits.

You can learn more about all of the great stylish hair accessories that the Republic of Pigtails offers by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Madefrom Earth Review

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I love great quality skincare.  I was recently introduced to a line of skincare products called Madefrom Earth.  This is a line of skincare that is made with quality ingredients.  Madefrom Earth offers skincare products that are made with organic ingredients.  They are products that I feel good about putting on my skin.  They do things differently when it comes to skincare.  They do not add any chemicals to their products as preservatives.  Their ingredients are farmed and sourced in the US.  They are also a cruelty free company.



I received a great selection of Madefrom Earth skincare products.  My 10 year old and I tried out the Grapefruit Glycolic Wash.  This wash smells amazing.  It really does a great job getting your skin super clean.  I had my 10 year old try it because he tends to get a few breakouts on his face when the weather is warmer.  The wash did a great job getting rid of the oil on his skin.  I like this for my own skin too when I really want to get it super clean.  The wash gently cleanses with Vitamin C, and jojoba beads.  This product has a variety of uses.  It can be used for skin allergies, but also to get rid of bacteria that can cause acne.




I also tried Madefrom Earth's Cucumber Cooling Gel.  This is another organic, holistic, and healthy product that they offer.  This is great for those of you that have been out in the sun this Summer.  This can be used to heal the skin after exposure to too much sun.  It cools as it repairs.  It is fortified with Vitamins to pamper the skin.  This can also be used in the under eye area.  This is an alternative to slicing cucumbers and placing them on the eyes.  It helps restore the skin around the eye area.  



The Chamomile Eye Therapy is also a great way to pamper your skin and refresh your eyes.  This product is designed for tired, stressed, or wrinkled eyes.  It feels really nice when you put it on.  I found it to be very gentle, and non irritating.  This eye therapy is fortified with Vitamin C, and it helps to encourage collagen growth.



I am always looking for a great moisturizer for my face.  I really like the Vitamin C Moisturizer that Madefrom Earth offers.  This is a daily moisturizer that has a high concentrate of Vitamin C.  It is designed to smooth the skin and make it more elastic.  It really leaves my skin feeling so soft, but not greasy.  This is a great product to help protect the skin from the sun naturally.  



I fell in love with the Tea Tree + Protein Herbal Shampoo.  It smells so good!  It gently cleanses my hair, but leaves it soft.  I like that it isn't over drying.  It leaves our hair and scalp feeling extra clean!  It is a great shampoo to use for kids too.  My kids love the scent.  It is designed to revitalize hair.  




The Peppermint Herbal Conditioner is perfect to use after washing your hair with the Tea Tree + Protein Herbal Shampoo.  I absolutely love the smell of peppermint, so this was one of my favorite products that I received.  The peppermint is super clean smelling, and cooling.  It is great to use on irritated scalps.  My son tends to get dry scalp in the Winter, and we will definitely be using this on it. 

These are just some of the great skincare products that Madefrom Earth offers.   You can visit their website to learn more.  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.  






The Organic Face Beauty Products Review

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I am a huge makeup junkie.  I love great makeup.  I was recently introduced to The Organic Face beauty products.  They offer high quality beauty products, that are made with great ingredients.  The Organic Face offers a huge selection of beauty products.  They offer airbrush systems, brushes, products for your face, lips, and more.  They even offer products just for men!  Their products are 100% Organic.  They are chemical free, Paraben free, and perfume free.




I received a great bronzer from The Organic Face.  This is a wonderful product to give your face that Summer sun kissed glow, but without spending a ton of time in the sun.  The Luminous Glow & Miami Bronze is a blush/bronzer duo.  I love to use it to highlight.  It is great for adding a little color to your cheeks too.  It goes on feeling soft and smooth.  It lasts throughout the day, and I find that it doesn't easily wear off.  The duo comes in a great little compact.  It is a great size to keep in your purse.  The compact even has a nice little mirror so that you can apply it easily when you are on the go.





The Organic Face also offers a great selection of lip products.  I received a their Seduction Lipstick.  The Sweet Nectar color is perfect for the Summer season.  It is a fresh pink color, and it pairs well with so many makeup looks.  The lipstick feels great on.  It goes on smoothly, and lasts.  It also does a great job moisturizing my lips, and doesn't feel dry on.  

These are just some of the great beauty products that The Organic Face offers.  You can visit their website to learn more, or order.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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.