Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Give the Gift of Tea for the Holidays! Harney and Sons Review

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I love to warm up with a good glass of tea in the colder months.  What is your favorite tea?  Tea is great to enjoy curled up on your couch, but it's also wonderful to enjoy with friends and family during the holiday season.  Harney and Sons offers a great selection of fine teas.  They offer a really nice variety of tea gifts.  These are perfect to give as hostess gifts, teacher gifts, and more.  Do you know someone that would love a tea gift set from Harney and Sons?








I recently received a Chai Tea Gift Set from Harney and Sons.  This is a great gift for those that love chai tea.  The chai tea is excellent.  It is loaded with wonderful spices.  The gift set comes with a tin of spiced chai tea, a tea scoop, sugar cubes, and a tea filter.  The box also includes a recipe that will assist you in making the perfect cup of chai tea.  The gift box is beautifully packaged and has a beautiful bow on top. This would make the perfect gift for any chai tea fan.

This is just one of the many lovely gift boxes that Harney and Sons has to offer.  You can visit their website to learn about all of the products that they offer.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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. 

Nomadic State of Mind Fall Fashion Review

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I worked with Nomadic State of Mind awhile back on a review of their awesome sandals.  Nomadic State of Mind offers comfortable sandals.  They offer JC style sandals.  They are rope tied sandals that are fashionable and fun.  I recently noticed that Nomadic State of Mind is also offering boots.  I love boots in the cooler months.  These amazing boots are unique and unlike any other boots I have ever seen.  






Nomadic State of Mind's boots are adorable.  They are the perfect way to add some fun to any outfit.  They look great with jeans, leggings, skirts, dresses, and so much more.  Their books are available in two different styles.  They offer a half calf version, and also a just below the knee style.  The sole of the boot is made with recycled tires.  The sole is very comfortable and has a squishy feel to it.  The upper is just amazing, and eye catching.  The upper is made from material that is up cycled fabric from Guatemala.  The boots are actually made in Guatemala too!  They are made in a shoe cooperative.  This is really neat!  The fabrics they use are just gorgeous.  I love the combination of the different textures, patterns, and colors that are all combined to create the upper of each boot.  The neatest thing about these boots is that no two pairs will be exactly alike.  

I received a pair of Nomadic State of Mind's boots.  I personally love the just below the knee style, and that is the style I am featuring in my photos.  They are adorable to wear with just about anything.  I love wearing them over a pair of skinny jeans.  They are definitely eye catching.  I get so many compliments on these boots, and people want to know where I got them from.  The boots are comfortable for me to where all day long.  The just below the knee style retails for $170.  You can visit the Nomadic State of Mind website to see all the different boots they offer.  Each pair is unique, so if you see a pair that you love they may not be there the next time you go back.

You can learn more about all of the great sandals, boots, and clothing that Nomadic State of Mind offers by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook.

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. 

Tula Skincare Review

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I am passionate about great skincare products.  That is exactly what Tula offers.  These are skincare products that work great, and make my skin feel amazing.  They were created by a gastroenterologist.  The creator is passionate about healthy living.  Dr. Raj's line of skincare became available in the Fall of 2014.  I was amazed because these products use a special probiotic technology.  They truly nourish the skin.  

What makes this probiotic technology so special?  It helps keep your skin free of bacteria.  The products include yogurt, nutripeptides, Vitamins, antioxidants, and much more.  These products became available exclusively on QVC.  They really are impressive, and I love using them.

The line consists of a regimen for your skin that is easy to use.  The purifying face cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean, but not dried out.  The illuminating face serum really made my skin glow.  The day and night cream leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated.  It provides my skin with the perfect amount of moisture.  Tula's revitalizing eye cream helps make eyes look younger.  Tula also offers a discovery collection.  This is a great way to try the products for the first time.  These are smaller versions of the products.  

You can learn more about the entire line of Tula skincare by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.  Tula can also be purchased from QVC here.

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, November 21, 2014

Learning Resources Translucent Geometric Shapes Review and Giveaway 12/17

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The holidays are quickly approaching, and I like to find gifts for children that are fun and educational.  I think these are truly a great way to get children excited about learning.  Learning Resources is a great place to go to find a huge selection of fun educational items.  They offer a number of fun learning games too.  These are also a great way to incorporate education into family game night. They offer materials for children of all ages, and skill levels.








We received the Translucent Geometric Shapes from Learning Resources.  These are great for children 4 years of age and up.  I think these would be a great tool to use to teach preschool children about basic shapes.  They come in a variety of fun colors.  They are a fun tool to help teach about basic geometry.  This comes with 408 pieces.  The set includes polygons, and circles.  This is also a neat way to help your child understand fractions.  The set is also aligned with Common Core and is meets the standards for geometry.  The Translucent Geometric Shapes set retails for $34.99, and can be purchased directly from the Learning Resources website.

This is just one of the many fun educational items that Learning Resources has to offer.  You can visit their website to learn more about all of their great products.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Youtube.

Giveaway - Enter to win a Translucent Geometric Shapes Set.

Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 12/17/14 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 have reviewed for this company are not eligible to win.  If you have won a giveaway from this company on any blog within 6 months, then you are not eligible to win.

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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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Idahoan Mashed Potatoes Review and Giveaway 12/15

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My family loves mashed potatoes.  Honestly, they can be some work to make from scratch though.  I don't always have the time to make mashed potatoes from scratch.  Idahoan offers a large variety of instant mashed potato products.  These are quick, easy to make, and they taste great.  My family loves them too!  Idahoan has been making their products for over 50 years.  I was really impressed.

We received a variety of samples of Idahoan Mashed Potatoes.  I received samples of their four cheese, baby reds, roasted garlic, buttery homestyle, and loaded baked mashed potatoes.  I really enjoyed all of these.  I can't pick a favorite because they are all excellent.  These came in convenient 4 serving packages.  They are so easy to make too!  They are so fast!  It really is nice to have a side dish that is tasty, but ready in around 5 minutes or less.

I was so excited to see that these tasty Idahoan Mashed Potatoes can also be used in a variety of fun recipes.  The Idahoan website has a huge recipe index.  I love that they offer appetizers, main dishes, soups, and more.  Many of these recipes are not just a basic mashed potato.  They use the Idahoan Mashed Potatoes in them to create a fabulous dish.  I chose to make the recipe they have on their website for Mrs. Prophet's Roasted Garlic French Bread.  It is so easy to make.  My kids love garlic bread.  They gobbled this garlic bread up.  The garlic bread can be cooked under the broiler or on the grill.  The bread had a buttery garlic topping that was so flavorful.  I like that this recipe can be cut in half easily too.









You can view Mrs. Prophet's Roasted Garlic French Bread recipe below.  You can also visit their website to find more great recipes.





Roasted Garlic French Bread

Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 4-oz package Idahoan® Roasted Garlic Flavored Mashed Potatoes, dry
  • 1 lb butter, softened
  • 1 loaf French bread
Instructions
  1. Mix the dry package of Idahoan Roasted Garlic Potatoes with the butter until blended.
  2. Slice the French bread length wise and generously spread with the roasted garlic mixture.
  3. Toast under the broiler until butter spread is melted and toasted on top.
Great on the grill:
  1. Spread a small amount of the butter mixture on each slice of the French bread.
  2. Place face down on the grill until grill marks appear.
  3. Turn over and move to the indirect heat side of the grill and spread generously with more of the butter mixture.
  4. Close the lid or cover with foil until butter mixture is melted.
Notes
Related products:
Roasted Garlic Flavored Mashed Potatoes



You can learn more about Idahoan Mashed Potatoes by visiting their website.  

You can view all the tasty flavors here.

You can also find all of Idahoan's recipes here.

You can also connect with Idahoan on Facebook.



Giveaway - Enter to win an Idahoan Prize Pack valued at $50.  

·        4 pouches Idahoan Buttery Homestyle
·        4 pouches Idahoan Four Cheese
·        4 pouches Idahoan Loaded Baked
·        4 pouches Idahoan Baby Reds
·        4 pouches Idahoan Roasted Garlic
·        1 deck custom Idahoan playing cards
·        1 Idahoan branded premium soup bowl/cup


I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy's Bloggers for Idahoan Foods. I received Idahoan products to facilitate my review.

One winner per household, email address, or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. Winners must have a U.S.-based address to receive their prize.  Winner will be chosen randomly.  Mommie of 2 is not responsible for lost prizes or prize fulfillment.  The giveaway will end on 12/15/14.


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One Direction Limited Edition Beauty Collection Review and Giveaway #thelookscollection #markwins #makeupby1D

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Do you know someone that loves makeup?  Do you also know someone that loves One Direction?  I have a great gift idea for any One Direction fan!  Did you know that they offer a limited edition One Direction Beauty Collection?  These are great makeup pallets that are loaded with great colors.  The colors were created with One Direction fans in mind.  The colors are beautiful and eye catching.  I had so much fun trying out the colors too!










Each collection of makeup comes in a great tin.  These limited edition One Direction beauty collections are available at Sears USA, Kmart, Target, and Walmart Canada.  The beauty collections were just released on November, 15th.  Each tin comes with great makeup that is affordable.  The makeup goes on easily, and looks great on.  There are so many great colors in these makeup pallets.  I love the shadows.  The shadows consist of 3 shimmery colors, and 3 matte colors.  You also receive a great black eye pencil in each kit.  The black eye pencil goes on smooth and gives eyes a great pop of color.  There are 4 lip glosses also.  The lip glosses can be layered for a great look, or they can be worn by themselves.  There is even a fun glittery lip top coat that adds a fun sparkle to your lips.  The nail varnishes are just as much fun.  These nail colors are easy to apply.  The shimmery pink is great by itself, but you can also add the sparkly glitter on top of it.  How would you create your own fun look with this makeup collection?





You can learn more about One Direction's limited edition beauty collection by visiting them on Facebook.  You can see Liam working on the line here, or see Niall working on it here.  

The One Direction Limited Edition Beauty Collection comes from Markwins Beauty.  You can connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Do you want a chance to win some great makeup from the One Direction Limited Edition Beauty Collection?  Enter on the form below.

Mommie of 2 is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Petit Jean Meats - Honey Cured Ham - Holiday Giveaway 11/30

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I love to make festive holiday meals.  We love to enjoy a really good ham or turkey with our family.  Petit Jean Meats offers a great selection of smoked meats that will make your holiday meal perfect.  We have tried a variety of their smoked meats, and they are excellent.  We love their spiral sliced ham and their peppered ham.  It is honestly the best ham I have ever had.  

Peitit Jean meats now offers a new variety of ham just in time for this holiday season.  I recently sampled their honey cured ham.  It is so good.  It has a touch of honey to give your ham a nice sweetness.  They use honey from Arkansas to create this tasty ham.  The ham was a big hit in our house.  The ham was lean, and I love that it isn't packed in water.  The texture of the meat is tender, and it is flavorful.  The ham can be used to create a perfect holiday meal.  It really is a crowd pleaser.  The ham is spiral sliced, so it makes it simple to serve to a crowd.  The ham is great warmed, but it is also great for sandwiches.






This is just one of the many smoked meat items that Petit Jean Meats has to offer.  What would you like to try that they offer?  You can learn more about all of their tasty products by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Giveaway - Enter to win a half spiral sliced honey ham.

Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 11/30/14 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 prized that are not received.  Bloggers that have reviewed for this company are not eligible to win.  If you have won a giveaway from this company on any blog, then you are not eligible to win.

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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