Monday, December 31, 2012

Simply 7 Snacks Review



I am really excited to tell you about this next product that I sampled.  I love snack foods that are healthier alternatives to higher fat and calorie snacks.  Simply 7 snacks are delicious and nutritious snacks that I love and my family loves.  The best part is that they are a healthier alternative to eating regular chips, but they taste great!



So what kind of products does Simply 7 offer?  Lentil chips, hummus chips and pomegranate chips.  Simply 7 snacks offers products that are made with simple ingredients.  They don't add anything to them that doesn't need to be in them.  You really can taste the difference when you eat them.  You really can tell that they are made with quality ingredients.  They are a snack that you can feel good about eating, but also feel good about giving to your kids to snack on too!






The pomegranate chips are really good.  They have a nice flavor from the pomegranate and a nice crunch.  My favorite flavor in the pomegranate variety is the black pepper.  These also come in a sea salt and white cheddar variety that are also excellent.  The hummus chips are so good too!  I love hummus, so I absolutely love these hummus chips.  The sea salt variety is great for dipping.  You can even dip them in hummus.  They also come in some other great flavors including - spicy chili pepper, tomato basil and roasted red pepper.  They are all really good.  I love that the spicy chili pepper has a nice amount of heat.  I love hot food!  The lentil chips are really delicious too!  They are available in creamy dill, sea salt, jalepeno and bruschetta.  I love the jalepeno. All of the chips from Simply 7 are very good.  I love that they are packed with flavor and goodness.  What variety would you want to try?






You can also connect with Simply 7 on Facebook and Twitter.  Simply 7 snacks available to purchase online or you can find them at Whole Foods and a few other grocery stores.  

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.

Freekeh Foods Ancient Grain Review



A few years back I started eating healthier.  I started incorporating healthier options into my diet and replacing unhealthy foods with better ones. By doing this, along with portion control and exercise I have kept off about 40 lbs. over the last 4 years.  When I was given the option to review Freekeh I was very interested because it sounded like a healthy food to add to my diet.

Freekeh may be something that you are unfamiliar with.  It is an ancient grain though.  I recently just learned about it too.  Ok so what is Freekeh?  It is a grain that was created in a Middle East village.  Their crop of green wheat we set on fire and that is exactly how Freekeh was created.  Very interesting!

How do you use Freekeh?  I personally use it and cook it similar to rice.  I like to add some mushrooms and onions to it and cook it in broth.  You can use it to create pilaf type dishes, add it to soups, stews or even salads.  It's very easy to prepare.  I like to substitute it for rice in my meals because it's high in protein and fiber.  Freekeh is very flavorful too.  It has a kind of nutty flavor that is very good.  

Freekeh is available in 3 great flavors.  It is offered in original, rosemary sage and tamari.  They are all very good.  My favorite is the original because I can make it exactly how I like it!  Freekeh is available for purchase directly from their website too.

You can also connect with Freekeh Foods on Facebook to learn more.

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.    




Saturday, December 29, 2012

O'Keeffe's Skin Creams Working Hands and Healthy Feet



I don't know about you, but my hands suffer horribly in the Winter from dry skin.  I live in Southern NV and the Winter is cold, but it's also very dry.  We have really hard water and my hands suffer.  I have tried so many products and have had a hard time finding something that fixes the problem of super dry skin.  Do you suffer from dry hands?  Mine get so dry that they end up cracking and it's very uncomfortable.








I was so excited when I found out about O'Keeffe's Skin Creams.  They offer a product called Working Hands.  I actually found out about it from a friend that uses it for her dry hands.  I received a sample to try and love it!  My hands look so much better now that I am using the Working Hands Cream on them.  They don't hurt and they are moisturized.  I love that the product is easy to use.  You simply apply it a few times a day.  It is best to put it on before bedtime too.  I can't stand having to use products that suggest putting gloves on to help the healing.  This product does not require that.  

O'Keeffe's Skin Creams also offers another great product called Healthy Feet.  This is similar to the Working Hands Cream, but it's for your feet.  I use it at bedtime and it really softens dry and cracked feet.  It is easy to use and I love how smooth my feet feel afterwards.  

You can learn more about O'Keeffe's Skin Creams 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, December 28, 2012

Barefoot Bubbly Review

The holidays are the perfect time to celebrate with friends and family.  Barefoot Bubbly is the perfect way to add some fun to your holiday events too!  Barfoot offers a really nice selection of different Bubbly wines to help make your holiday event perfect.  These are a great way to celebrate the New Year too!  


               


I received 2 varieties of Barefoot Bubbly.  I first sampled the Brut Cuvee Barefoot Bubbly.  This one is the driest variety of bubbly that they offer.  This one is actually my favorite.  It is great to pair with food too!  It is a fruity bubbly that is also great served with fruit.  Some great food suggestions that would go with this are cheeses, nuts and more!  If you want to try the Brut Cuvee Champagne by Barefoot it retails for about $9.99 a bottle.  It's very reasonable.  I actually saw it at my local grocery store the other day.  What would you pair this one with?  

I also received a bottle of Barefoot Bubbly Extra Dry.  This one was very good too.  This variety is fruity and crisp.  It has a nice bubbly texture.  The Extra Dry Bubbly is just a touch sweet.  It's is a sparkling Chardonnay.  It is smooth and delicious.  It's perfect paired with foods too.  They suggest trying it with everything from white cheeses, stuffed mushrooms, dessert, pizza and more.  It's great for entertaining too!  This variety is also very reasonably priced at about $9.99.  





I eventually plan on trying to make cupcakes with Barefoot Bubbly in them for New Year's Eve.  I have always wanted to do this and I think this would be amazing too.  What do you think the idea of Barefoot Bubbly cupcakes?

Barefoot Bubbly is  the perfect addition to any holiday or New Year's Celebration.  Barefoot Bubbly is a great sparkling wine that is offered in a variety of choices that range from dry to sweet.  What variety of Barefoot Bubbly would you want to try?

You can learn more about Barefoot Wine and Bubbly by visiting 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.    


Who Nu Cookies #Giveaway 1/17 CLOSED



WhoNu Nutrition cookies are something unique and different.  I recently learned about these and they sound like something I would love to try and give to my kids.  WhoNu cookies are made with quality ingredients and aren't loaded with junk.  They come in a variety of great flavors too.  Some of the great varieties include . . . 

2x Double Stuffed Chocolate

Vanilla Wafer

Vanilla

Soft and Chewy 

and more!

They all sound really good.  I was given some coupons for free WhoNu Cookies.  The coupons cannot be used in NV, LA and ND.  I'm in NV, so you now have a chance to win 5 coupons!  

You can learn more about WhoNu Cookies by visiting them on Facebook.

Giveaway - 1 lucky reader will win 5 coupons for free packages of WhoNu Cookies!

Open to US Residents 18 yrs. of age and older.  Not valid in NV, LA and ND.  The giveaway will end on 1/17/13 at 8:59 PM PST.  The winner will be chosen randomly via the Rafflecopter widget.  The winner will be chosen randomly and will have 48 hours to contact me back.  Mommie of 2 is not responsible for lost prizes or prizes that are not received.  

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Krimson Klover Sweater Review



It's that time of year again when it's so cold that I need to bundle up.  Krimson Klover offers a nice selection of warm sweaters that are also beautiful.  They offer luxurious sweaters that are adorable.  They are soft and warm, but still very stylish at the same time.  They use Pima and Merino cotton to create these sweaters.  They are a very environmentally conscious company based out of Vail, Colorado.  

Krimson Klover offers a number of cute sweaters, but they also offer dresses, skirts and accessories.  I love the idea that everything is cute, stylish, but still very practical because it's warm and cozy.  It can be hard to find sweaters that are cute and fashionable, but Krimson Klover makes it easy.




I received the Feather Thy Nest sweater from Krimson Klover.  The first thing I noticed about the sweater is that it's so soft!  I couldn't wait to try it on.  I also love that it's made with quality materials.  You really can see the great workmanship in the weave.  The sweater is so comfortable to wear.  It's very warm and cozy.  I get so many compliments on it.  I love how it buttons up.  It really makes it fun and fashionable.  The Feather They Nest sweater is available in 4 different color choices.  I received the Black/Denim color combination.  It's really cute with a black pair of pants or jeans.  It's a great sweater for casual, but it could also be paired with a great black skirt and some heels for a dressier look.  How would you wear it?




You can purchase this sweater directly from the Krimson Klover website for $187.  It is available in sizes XS through XL.  You can also connect with Krimson Klover 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.    


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Lisette L Pants Review and #Giveaway 1/9 CLOSED



It can be so hard to find the perfect pair of pants that fit exactly right.  I have found that sometimes if they hit you in the wrong area of the stomach it just looks horrible.  I was really excited when I found out about Lisette L pants.  These pants are flattering on all figures and really look great on.  I had no idea pants like this existed and I am now in love with them!




Lisette L pants are different because they are made to flatter your tummy area.  I love the idea of a pair of pants that help make your tummy smooth, flat and great!  These pants are amazing.  The best part about the Lisette L pants is that they are comfortable.  They don't squeeze or smash you in any ways.  They are soft and stretchy and comfortable to wear.  The Lisette L pants fit close to the skin.  They have no zippers, snaps or buttons either.







Lisette L pants come in a variety of styles.  It really depends on what you are looking for.  They offer capri length, full length, shorts and skirts.  They are all really cute too.  They are great for casual or they look great for a dressier look too.  They are something you can wear all day and look great in, but also feel comfortable in.  That is really important to me too.  I love both pairs that I received and plan on wearing them all the time.  

Do you need a little extra help in the tummy region?  Check out the Lisette L website for a complete selection of tummy flattering pants.  These are truly a great product!  You can also learn more about Lisette L by connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Giveaway - Enter to win a pair of Lisette L Pants in your choice of style and size.

Open to US residents 18 yrs. of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 1/9/12 at 8:59 pm PST.  The winner will be chosen randomly via the Rafflecopter widget.  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.   
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.    

Purex Baby Detergent Review and #Giveaway 1/12 CLOSED



I personally love Purex Detergent.  You might in fact be wondering why I'm reviewing Purex Baby Detergent when I don't have a baby.  My kids are definitely 5 and 7, but I just want to say that they have super super sensitive skin.  I am always on the lookout for laundry soap that works great, but is very gentle on their skin. It's actually not just my kids, but my husband and I have very sensitive skin when it comes to laundry soap.




I received a bottle of Purex Baby Laundry Detergent and it is in fact very gentle.  It worked great to clean our clothes, but it didn't irritate any of us.  It has a mild fragrance that is pleasant.  This is a great detergent for babies, but it's also great for people that have sensitive skin and need a gentle laundry soap.  

The Purex Baby Laundry Detergent is new and improved too.  It has great cleaning power to get out tough baby stains.  If you have pajamas for your baby or child that are flame retardant this soap is a great product to use on those.  The Purex Baby Detergent doesn't mess with the flame retardant material it is made out of and ruin it.  Pretty neat and important too!  Purex Baby Detergent can be used in any type of washing machine.

You can learn more about this and other Purex products by visiting their website.  You can also connect with Purex on Facebook and Twitter.  For a limited time you can also enter their current Oh Baby contest on their website.  This is a great chance to win some prizes.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Giveaway - 2 readers will win a coupon for a free bottle of Purex Baby Detergent.

Open to US residents 18 yrs. of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 1/12/13 at 8:59 PM PST.  The winners will be chosen randomly via the Rafflecopter widget  The winners will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to contact me back and claim their prize.  Mommie of 2 is not responsible for lost prizes or prizes that are not received.  

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, December 25, 2012

Christmas Letdown Hop Plasma Car #Giveaway 12/31 #ChristmasLetdown CLOSED

christmasletdown

The day after Christmas can often feel like a letdown,
have organized the Christmas Letdown Giveaway Hop
from December 26 to December 31
to bring you some cheer and prizes.

After you enter my giveaway,
hop through the list of participating blogs below
for more great prize giveaways!
Good luck!



You  may have seen my recent review of the Plasma Car.  This is really a wonderful ride on toy for kids!  My kids and my husband and I love this ride on toy.  It is great for kids ages 3 and up!  It is easy for them to ride and so much fun too!  I love that the Plasma Car takes so little time for kids to get the hang of riding.  They really catch on quick and just don't want to stop riding it.  The Plasma Car is a unique ride on car with a steering wheel.  It has no pedals at all.  The steering wheel is used to propel yourself.  This makes it fun and so much less frustrating for little ones.  This is a great ride on toy to use on flat surfaces.  It can be used at the park or even indoors.  

You can learn more about the Plasma Car by visiting them on Facebook and connecting with them on Twitter too!




Enter to win a Plasma Car!  

Open to US residents 18 yrs. of age and older.  The color of the Plasma Car will be determined by the sponsor.  The giveaway will end on 12/31/12 at 8:59 pm PST.  The winner will be chosen randomly via the Rafflecopter widget.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.  Mommie of 2 is not responsible for lost prizes or prizes not received.

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Top Trenz Review and $150 #Giveaway 1/12 CLOSED

My little girl loves fashionable items.  She was so excited when some really cute tie dyed items came from Top Trenz.  Top Trenz offers a great selection of the newest fun trendy items.  They offer bracelets, bags, slippers, watches and more.  Everything is really cute that they offer.








Top Trenz offers a large variety of great trendy items for girls and teens.  Their products are fun for gifts and would even make great party favors at a birthday party.  I love that everything they offer is fun and colorful.  Their products are sold wholesale, but they also have a retail website.  





I received 2 great tie dyed purses.  Each of them has a peace sign on the font too.  They are really cute.  My 5 year old loves them, but I personally think that they are adorable too.  Her favorite is the wristlet.  This is perfect if you have a younger girl.  She also loved that each little purse had a cute peace sign necklace that was attached to it.  This is really neat.  We also received a really cute tie dye sling bag.  These are perfect for school or taking to sleepovers.  They are really cute too.  We also received a pair of slippers that are cute and comfy.  I personally love the hair accessories.  They are cute and they do a really good job keeping your ponytail in place.  


You can learn more about all of the products from Top Trenz by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Giveaway - Enter to win $150 gift code to the Top Trenz website.

Open to US residents only 18 yrs of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 1/12/13 at 8:59 PM PST.  The winner will be chosen randomly via the Rafflecopter widget.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to contact me back.  Mommie of 2 is not responsible for prize fulfillment, lost prizes or prizes not received.  

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.    


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Evriholder Review

I have reviewed some of the great items that are offered by Evriholder previously.  Evriholder offers a nice selection of great products for the kitchen, bar, bath and more.  They even offer some really fun licensed items.  I was recently given the opportunity to review some more and my kids were so excited.  When the items arrived they couldn't wait to try them out.  














We received 2 great products from their Pepperidge Farm items.  We love Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers, so this was really neat for us to review.  We first received some fun Goldfish Zip 'N Fresh Resealable Bags.  We love these because they are adorable.  They are the perfect size to put a snack size portion of Goldfish Crackers in.  My kids are very excited to bring their Goldfish Crackers that they eat for snack at school in these.  We also received a Goldfish Snack Container.  This is a hard plastic container that is perfect to put your Goldfish Crackers in when you are on the go.  I love that this is easy to open too for little hands.  The best part is that it can be put in a backpack or purse and it doesn't get smashed either.  My daughter loves this container too!  





We also received a great item that helps make lunches fun and easy.  My kids love peanut butter sandwiches.  It can be difficult eating them on the go though because they tend to ooze and make a mess in transport.  I have found that when I use the Wonder Sandwich Sealer 'R N' Decruster that this doesn't happen.  I love this little gadget.  It's simple to use too.  You just make your sandwich and press it down on it.  I love how it seals the edges so peanut butter and jelly don't leak out.  This is also great for kids that don't like crust.  My kids tend to leave the crust when I make them a sandwich.  Do you know someone that would love this?  

You can learn more about all of these Evriholder products 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.    






Saturday, December 22, 2012

Rigoni di Asiago - Cherry and Apricot Fruit Spread Review and Giveaway 1/10 CLOSED



I absolutely love all of the products that I have tried from Rigoni di Asiago.  You may have seen some of my reviews on them.  They offer quality fruit spreads, hazelnut and chocolate spread and more.  Everything they make is delicious.  It's also organic.  It's made with quality ingredients and you really can tell when you taste it.




I am a huge fan of Rigoni di Asiago's Fiordifrutta.  This is a wonderful fruit spread that they make in many amazing flavors.  I have tried a number of them.  We love them all.  One of my favorites is the Wild Blueberry.  These fruit spreads are great because they have amazing flavor.  They are never too sweet.  I love that they are sweetened naturally with apple juice.  They really do taste like fruit too!








I received 2 flavors of Fiordifrutta from Rigoni di Asiago that I haven't tried before.  I was excited to try these because they are their most popular flavors.  I received a jar of Cherry and Apricot to sample.  They were both delicious.  We love them on bread, crackers, ice cream and so much more.  The Cherry Fiordifrutta has a wonderful cherry flavor and you can tell it's made with wonderful fruit.  I also love the Apricot Fiordifrutta.  I can see why this one is also one of their most popular.  This one has great flavor because it has a hint of tartness.  I love it.  I plan on using the Fiordifrutta to make some jam filled cookies for the holidays too.  Yum!  

You can learn more about Rigoni di Asiago by visiting their website.  You can also purchase their products directly from the website.   You can also connect with them on Facebook.



Giveaway - Enter to win a jar of Cherry and Apricot Fruit Spread!

Open to US Residents 18 yrs. of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 1/10/13 at 8:59 PM PST.  The winner will be chosen randomly via the Rafflecopter widget.  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.

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.