Saturday, June 30, 2012

BeeSavy IPad 3 #Giveaway 7/15 CLOSED

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Deep River Snacks Review and #Giveaway 7/16 CLOSED

Deep River Snacks offers a huge selection of snack food products.  I received a great box of individual bags to try.  I was so excited when I opened the box and saw the amazing flavors of kettle cooked potato chips to try.  They aren't just your average flavor chip either.  They offer a few really unique and bold flavors.  I love that.  They also offer traditional flavored chips too.  Deep River Snacks are exciting to eat with all the neat flavors that they offer.  Deep River Snacks not only offers kettle cooked potato chips, but also popcorn, tortilla chips and baked chips too!


New York Spicy Dill Pickle

The variety of flavors that Deep River Snacks offers is amazing!  Some of the great flavors they make include the following . . . . 

Salt & Vinegar

Original Salted

Zesty Jalepeno

Rosemary & Olive Oil

Lightly Salted

Sweet Maui Onion

Mesquite BBQ

Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt

Aged Cheddar Horseradish

New York Style Spicy Dill Pickle

So what flavor would you want to try?  They are all really delicious.  We had a lot of fun sampling all of the chips.  They are made with quality potatoes.  I love that they are kettle cooked to perfection.  They have the perfect amount of crunch.  The flavors are all really good.  It's impossible to have just one favorite.  I personally like bold flavors and some of my favorites are the Aged Cheddar Horseradish, Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt, New York Style Spicy Dill Pickle, Salt & Vinegar and the Maui Sweet Onion.  My kids and husband enjoyed the Deep River Snacks Kettle Cooked Potato Chips too!  My husband liked the Zesty Jalepeno flavor and my kids liked the Original Salted.  I was really thrilled when I tasted these chips and you really could taste the flavor and they weren't loaded with salt.  These are a great addition to any lunch or are a fun snack.  

You can purchase your own delicious Deep River Snacks on their website.  You can also connect with Deep River Snacks on Facebook and Twitter.

Want a chance to win some Deep River Snacks of your own?

GIVEAWAY - Win a mixed case of Deep River Snacks!!!!

Open to US residents 18 yrs of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 7/16/12 at 8:59 pm PST.  The winner will be chosen by via the Rafflecopter widget.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim their prize.  The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.  I am not responsible for lost or unreceived prizes. 

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.   

Supergoop SPF Review

I personally take protecting my skin from the sun very seriously.  I live where the sun shines super bright most of the year.  I have very fair skin and my family has a history of Melanoma.  I found out about Supergoop and was excited to give it a try.

Supergoop was started in 2007.  It was created by a sun care expert.  Supergoop has created sun care products that are unique.  I have very sensitive skin and am always on the lookout for great sun care products like Supergoop.  Supergoop is different because they keep out the petrochemicals, phthalates, parabans and fragrance out of their products.  I love the idea of this because it's much better for your skin.  They are also an Indie Beauty Winner!

I received a few products from the Supergoop line to try out!  

I first tried out the Supergoop SPF 30 Sunstick.  This Sunstick is great!  It is the perfect size to keep in your purse for when you are on the go.  It's really easy to apply and you don't have to worry about your hands getting all messy.  I like that it provides excellent protection from the sun, but it doesn't feel greasy either.  It was very gentle on my skin and didn't irritate it.  The Supergoop Sunstick is also great it you have kids.  This would be excellent for your child to keep in their backpack for school or their bag for camp.  It's easy enough for them to apply too.  It's also a quick way to apply sunblock.  It's a great product to use daily on your face.  It is safe to use on children 4 months and older.  You can purchase this directly from the Supergoop website for $14.50.  

I was also thrilled to try out the Supergoop SPF AcaiFusion and MintFusion Lip Balms.  I was so excited when I tested out the Supergoop Lip Balms and they are very gentle, but best of all they are an overall great product.  These are great to keep in your purse and have to apply throughout the day.  I love the MintFusion Lip Balm and my daughter has taken the AcaiFusion one.  They are super easy to apply.  They aren't greasy and goopy feeling either.  They feel nice and light on, but do an excellent job moisturizing your lips.  These retail for $8.50 each on the Supergoop website.  

Supergoop makes a number of other sun care products as well.  

You can also connect with Supergoop 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.   

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Flathau's Fine Foods Review

You may have actually seen Flathau's Fine Foods featured on Food Network.  Flathau's was featured on Unwrapped and you can see a clip from the show below.  


So what type of products does Flathau's offer?  They mostly offer shortbread cookies, but also offer cheese straws and snack mix too.  They come in a variety of flavors.  They come in flavors like - cinnamon, butterscotch, key lime, peppermint, raspberry and lemon.  They also offer products branded under the Maddy's Sweet Shop brand too.  They offer a plain shortbread cookie under the Maddy's Sweet Shop brand too.  

I was lucky enough to sample a variety of their products.  They were all amazing.  My daughter loved the snack mix.  The snack mix was amazing and had a variety of goodies in it - pretzels, peanuts, almonds and more.  The cheese straws were also really good.  They have a little bit of chipotle in it too that gives them a kick.  I love spicy food, so these were one of my favorites.  The Lil' Maddies are traditional shortbread  and are amazing cookies.  These are super buttery and flavorful.  All of the flavored Flathau's Snaps are similar, but they have a powdered sugar coating on them.  They also have a hint of flavor added.  My absolute favorite is the key lime flavor, but I also really liked the raspberry too.  They are really too good to pick one favorite!  Every single product I sampled from Flathau's was delicious.  They make wonderful gourmet products that are truly delicious!

They products that they offer would make an amazing gift.   Some of the products are even available in what looks like a paint can too.  You can find out how to purchase Flathau's and Maddy's Sweet Shop products online.  They are recipients of a number of great awards.  They received a Best of Atlanta award in 2003 for their Peppermint Snaps and again in 2006 for their Cinnamon Snaps.  What variety would you want to try?

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.   

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cushe Shoes Review

I love comfortable shoes that are also stylish.  I am always on the lookout for shoes like this!  I found out about Cushe shoes I knew that they were something I was interested in.  Cushe shoes were created in 2004 in the UK.  They wanted to create a shoe that was different.  I think that they definitely have.  They only create shoes that they would wear themselves too.  They create shoes that are unique and allow you to express your style.  

I received a pair of the Koa Leather shoes from Cushe shoes in black.  These are a really cute flat style shoe that is really modern looking.  I love the style of the bottom of the shoe too.  It's more like a tennis shoe.  I love that the inside has some great support and padding too.  They are cute and comfortable.  I love that.  I can definitely see wearing these with things like jeans or pants, but also with skirts too.  These are going to be a shoe that I will be wearing often.  I love that they go with almost anything.  I can slip them on easily and look great!  I normally wear a size 7 and they fit true to size.  They are very versatile.  The Koa Leather shoe comes in brown also.  I think both colors are cute.  The Koa Leather retails for $85 on the Cushe shoes website.  The Koa style shoe also comes in a canvas version too that is really cute as well.  The Koa Canvas is available in four cute color choices.  This version of the Koa shoe retails for $70 on their website.

Cushe shoes offers a nice selection of shoes that are really stylish and look very comfortable for both men and women.  They offer styles that include slip ons, slides, flip flops, tennis and much more.  You can check out their website to see all the style choices.  What style is your favorite?  I've included some of my other favorites below.

You can also connect with Cushe shoes 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.   

Monday, June 25, 2012

Fendi Spy Bag #Giveaway #WinThisBag 7/1 CLOSED

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Nueva Cocina Latin Cuisine Review and Giveaway 7/9 CLOSED

Nueva Cocina makes excellent Latin food mixes. I consider these to be more of a gourmet Latin food mix because they are really good.  Sometimes when I hear the word "mix" I think of something that is overly salty and not very good.  I just want to say that the Nueva Cocina Latin food mixes truly impressed me.  They are flavorful and not loaded with extra salt.  Nueva Cocina offers rices mixes, seasoning mixes and soup mixes.  I was thrilled to sample some of each of them.

I received the red beans and rice, black beans and rice and the Mexican rice mixes.  They were all excellent.  The flavors in these mixes are amazing.  I love that they taste traditional and best of all they are so easy to make.  My 5 year old is a huge fan of Mexican rice when we go to the restaurant.  We previously have had no luck with the Mexican rice mixes from the store.  She loved the Mexican rice from Nueva Cocina.  She actually ate 3 servings she loved it so much.  I also thought it was excellent.  It was very flavorful, but it wasn't overly seasoned.  It was perfect.  They also offer more rice mixes not mentioned too!

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

I also received the Lentil Soup mix and this was really good.  This mix is so easy and it makes a great lunch or easy dinner.  It is very flavorful.  I've actually never had Lentil Soup, so this was something new for me.  I loved it.  I would definitely make this again!  The soup mix was excellent because most of all it doesn't taste like a mix.  I love that the Nueva Cocina Lentil Soup mix tastes like home made.  Nueva Cocina also offers two other soups mixes.  They offer a White Bean Soup Mix and a Black Bean Soup Mix and more.  They all sound really good too.

Nueva Cocina also offers some really great seasoning mixes that can be added to ground meat to make some really great tacos or burritos.  They offer a Chipotle Taco, Picadillo and a Taco Fresco.  I love that these taco mixes have an amazing flavor.  They taste authentic and they are really easy to prepare.  We tried the Picadillo and Taco Fresco varieties.  My kids loved the Taco Fresco.  This has a nice mild flavor that they loved.  This was the first time for us to try a Picadillo style seasoning.  It was really good.  It is very flavorful and is seasoned with olives and raisins.  

We were really impressed with all the mixes we received from Nueva Cocina to try.  I love that they are very authentic tasting and 100% natural.  They are a product that I really feel good about feeding my family.  I love that the mixes are super easy to prepare too!  If you want to purchase you own mixes they are available online.  

You can connect with Nueva Cocina on Facebook and Twitter.

GIVEAWAY - Win a gift basket of Nueva Cocina products!!!!

Open to US residents 18 yrs of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 7/9/12 at 8:59pm PST.  The winner will be chosen by via the Rafflecopter widget.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim their prize.  The sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment.  The prize is valued at $19.99
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 sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.  I am not responsible for lost or unreceived prizes, but will contact the sponsor to try and locate them.

Just Tomatoes Etc! Review

Just Tomatoes Etc! offers a great selection of dried fruits and veggies.  My kids love fruit, so I was really interested in trying their products.  I personally have not using dried veggies, but was excited to experiment with them.  Just Tomatoes offers dried fruit powders also.  This is something new to me and I was really intrigued.  I received a few items from Just Tomatoes Etc! to review.  

I received the Just Strawberry Powder.  This is exactly what it says pretty much.  It's dried and powdered strawberries.  My kids loved this on yogurt and ice cream.  It's great in cereal.  I also love adding it to a milk shake to make strawberry shake that tastes more natural.  It's also great to make a strawberry smoothie (like I did below) for my kids.

I also received some amazing dried fruit.  My daughter loved it.  I actually had to take it away and take a picture for a minute because she wanted to eat it all.  The dried fruit is healthy and really delicious.  It's a great alternative to fruit snacks that are loaded with added sugar.  My daughter's favorite is the Just Fruit Munchies!  This is great because it's a combination of a bunch of great fruits including - grapes, apples, cherries, blueberries, mango, pineapple and raspberries.  Everything in it is amazing.  The grapes are the neatest and my daughter had too much fun eating them.  They are hollow because they are freeze dried, so they are really neat to eat.  I also received the Just Strawberries 'n Bananas.  These are so good.  They are freeze dried strawberries and bananas.  They have a nice texture too just like the Just Fruit Munchies.  They are crunchy and delicious.  These all make a great snack and are great for on the go or to pack in lunches.

I also received a package of Just Veggies.  This is an excellent product.  I used mine to add to plain rice while it cooked.  This is a great way to add a little bit of veggies to your dishes.  I love rice and sometimes plain rice gets boring.  A great way to spruce up a plain dish is to add Just Veggies.  I think that Just Veggies would be great added to soups and stews too.  These can also just be eaten as a snack right out of the bag if you wish.  

Just Tomatoes Etc! offers so many great products.  I love that they are a great healthy way to snack and also a great way to add fruits and veggies to any diet.  Kids and adults love them.  If you want to buy your own you can find out where they are located here.  They also have a great recipes section on their website.  You can also connect with Just Tomatoes Etc! on Facebook to learn more about them.   What flavor would you want to try and how would you eat them?

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.