Monday, December 28, 2015

Try Gluten-Free Flax Seed Treats for the Holidays

I wanted to wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas and as the New Year rolls around I know we're all beginning to think about how we can make ourselves better and healthier and start the year on the right foot. So I wanted you to consider adding something tasty and amazing in your life that is gluten-free AND has flax seed. I really don't think you can go wrong there, right?



I've had some of Flax4Life's treats before and I see them regularly in the grocery store that I shop in but I had the chance to try some things that I never had before and they have topped the list of products that I can trust and enjoy that are gluten-free. That isn't a very long list either, I might add!

They've been in business for over 14 years and everything started out for them when they realized an ill family member just wasn't getting better no matter what the doctor's tried. When they discovered they had Celiac Disease, everything changed for them. And Flax4Life and their gluten-free treats were born! Although I don't have Celiac Disease, I do have a gluten allergy so I can appreciate any company that knows the experiences of people who can't have gluten. Read more about their story by visiting their about page.



I had the chance to try out their mini flax muffins in both chocolate brownie and cappuccino brownie flavor. I also tried their chocolate muffins and blueberry muffins. I also tried their original sandwich buns and lastly I had the chance to try out their cranberry orange granola. So many variety of things to try! I was so excited!

Their chocolate brownie and cappuccino brownie mini muffins were so rich tasting. I loved the gentle coffee taste of the cappuccino muffins and both were superb after being in the fridge for a while. I could just see these as a dessert with vanilla ice cream. Honestly these were my favorite and if you have the chance to try out these mini muffins, I highly recommend them.

I've had their muffins before and I find they taste the best if they were heated up in the microwave for about a minute or so and topped with butter. They make such a wholesome treat for the morning. They are okay not heated but I liked the taste better when they were warmed.

Their original sandwich buns were all right but I found they DEFINITELY needed to be toasted otherwise they sort of fell apart. But they had a mild sweet flavor and I really enjoyed these once they were toasted right.


The cranberry orange granola was also really good. I loved the mild orange flavor and it went so well with my pumpkin yogurt. This comes highly recommended and I really think you should try these.

Overall, I love the Flax4Life brand and I highly recommend their foods. It's high quality, tastes great AND it's gluten-free. Make sure you check out everything they have to offer by visiting their web page and find out where you can purchase their foods in a store near you. Also like them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Also I am happy to announce that I will be giving away the Chocolate Brownie and Cappuccino Brownie mini muffins to one lucky winner! US Only. Enter via Rafflecopter and ends 1/12.

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I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.
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Monday, December 21, 2015

Make Santa Real For Your Children This Holiday Season

He's making a list, he's checking it twice, he's gonna find out who's naughty or nice, Santa Claus is coming, to town...



Remember that song?


Well, as Christmas closes in on us, if your children are as excited as I'm imagining they are to see the big guy in the red suit, I highly recommend that you make him real for your kiddos with the most amazing Portable Northpole. All you do is answer a few personal questions for the family members you want to delivery the message to and they will customize a Santa greeting just for them.

And have a kid at heart in mind? There are even messages customized for adults even, in addition to kids, that you can share. And the coolest part about the Portable Northpole is that they donate 5% of all proceeds to kids in over 40 children's hospitals all over the world (they've donated over $150,000 so far!).

Check out how you can introduce Santa to your children and to that child at heart by visiting this link here (for FREE along with opportunities for a premium video!)

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Aesthetic Content - Candles Make the Perfect Gift [Review and Giveaway]


I don't know about you but when purchasing a gift, I think there are some people that are really easy or really tough to shop for. But overall, I tend to think that home oriented gifts are the best ones to choose from, such as home decor, candles, and other unique gifts like that. So I was excited to review a candle made by Aesthetic Content, because after looking at their site, I really do think that their gifts would make fantastic gifts for the holidays.



I had the chance to review the Winter Bosco scented candle by Aesthetic Content (check it out here!). First of all, I loved the way these get received, they come in a clear "polystyrene" gift box that is definitely reusable. I kept mine and I envision great and wonderful craft projects with this or at least a few gifts may go in the box. The candle itself is large and when lit almost the entire thing glows. I like that and it adds a lovely ambiance. It's a soy candle too so it was evenly burning and it didn't leave a lot of mess.

Also in terms of design I think it can fit with any decor and particular any holiday decorations that you may have going on. There's a cork lid too that I have used to contain the smoke after blowing out the candle and it just gives it a completed look when the candle isn't burning. I thought it smelled great and it reminded me of pine and Christmas trees. A PERFECT smell for the holiday and winter season!

It may be a bit more expensive than what you would usually purchase for candles. It runs at $38.00. I think it is very much worth it. Plus if you purchase today, it looks like you can get 10% off your order. Purchase your candle today by visiting this link.

Here's the cool thing about Aesthetic Content. A store nearest you MAY have their products. If you visit their store locator, check out and see where you can find their products. Again I think these would make fantastic gifts so please check it out.

They also have more than just candles to offer! Check out their holiday gift center to get some more gift inspiration for the upcoming holiday! And make sure you follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

I am also happy to announce I am giving away one full sized candle to one lucky reader! US Only. Ends 1/1. Enter via Rafflecopter below.

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I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Beautiful Scented Gifts from Infusion Organique [Review and Giveaway]


I had the chance to review a couple of candles by Infusion Organique and I can't wait to tell you about it. Infusion Organique was born by two beauty industry veterans to "[create] beautiful home fragrance products utilizing the best organic ingredients with the latest scent and skincare science." I always appreciate when a company has a passion for what they do so be sure you read more about them by visiting the about page.



The great thing is that Infusion Organique has a variety of products to offer, especially fragrance items. They also are at reasonable prices too. When I peruse the website, I didn't think things struck me as being really pricey, which I appreciate a lot.


I had the chance to review a couple of items - the Indochine Soy Blend Candle and Sands of Morocco Soy Blend Candle. First, I love soy candles and I highly recommend that being your first choice when buying candles. They always burn neatly and evenly in my opinion. What I enjoyed about these two candles is that they had such gentle scents. I know a lot of people are sensitive to fragrance so I thought that these were perfect for someone who doesn't want TOO strong of a smelling candle but wants something that does smell nice. The scent of these are really nice too - I thought it left such a wonderful aroma in my apartment.


Regarding the pricing, they aren't too bad either. For a small candle, which is 5.25 ounces you pay $16.00. For a 7.25 ounce candle, it's $38. The large sized candles are a bit out of the price range I may usually pay but it's worth the cost because these are such high quality and I don't usually say that.


Plus what I like about these is the chic, clean design. I think it would work with a modern motif in your home and it would blend in nicely with any way you style your home.


Check out more information to purchase the Indochine Soy Blend Candle and the Sands of Morocco Soy Blend Candle.

You can follow Infusion Organique on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Best of all, one of my lucky readers will have the chance to win a petit fragrance of your choice! Simply enter via Rafflecopter Below. Giveaway ends 12/30. US Only.

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I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.


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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Gift Idea: Create a Customized Work Out Journal [Review and Giveaway]


I know the last thing you want to hear about is the New Year considering that Christmas hasn't arrived yet but if you are considering what gifts to buy for that person who is committing themselves to a weight loss goal this new year than you may want to consider buying them a customized work out journal!

First one of the nice things about the process of creating this journal is that it is customized to the type of journal you are looking for! When you visit their website you simply click on, "Create an Awesome Journal Now" and you start to go through the process of creating one. You are given a wide variety of design options although I highly recommend you create your own cover. It really comes together when you select the design you want because you can decide on the workout page you would like and where you are at in your workout level such as beginner or competitor. There are TONS of options to choose from and I love that part of these journals.


Again, I highly recommend you choose your own cover and personalize because it is the best part of creating these on your own. And if you aren't of the workout persuasion they also offer other journal options such as project planners.

I really like the prices of these journals - for a customized journal they are VERY reasonable at the price of $14.99. I think that's a great deal!

Find out more information by visiting this link.  Be sure to follow them on Facebook as well.

I am so excited to announce I can give a customized journal to one lucky reader! Enter via rafflecopter below. Ends 12/29. US Only.

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I received the above journal in exchange for my honest review.
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Saturday, December 5, 2015

CedarLane Frozen Foods - A Tasty Gluten Free Choice! [Review and Giveaway]


 Finding stuff for lunch is always extremely hard for me, but I love when I find something tasty, healthy and filling that I can have for lunch that's also quick. I am no stranger to microwave lunch options, so I love finding new healthy choices. I had the chance to try out some good stuff by CedarLane Frozen Foods and I can't wait to tell you about it!

CedarLane Frozen Foods was founded over 30 years ago and has remained family owned since then. And I really appreciate the fact that they offer a variety of gluten-free options too. For me, I tried their Quinoa & Vegetable Enchiladas which are gluten free. I was a little nervous because of the very unique ingredients such as yellow squash, mushrooms and zucchini, but boy were my taste buds surprised when I realized how good they were!

It was really filling as well and I appreciated that a lot. Although you can't purchase their foods online, you can buy them in stores and so I highly recommend that you take a look at where you can find this food in a store near you. They have a ton of options, including some tasty looking breakfast options, so take a look.

Make sure you follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

I am happy to announce that I am giving away five free product coupons for one of my lucky readers! Enter via Rafflecopter below. US Only. Ends on 12/20.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Add Beard Oil to Your Gift List for Bearded Men in Your Life #Gifts


Occasionally I will receive products to review more geared towards the men and this time I received beard oil that I asked my brother to try out. It's called fragrance-free beard oil by Premium Beardsmen Spirit.

My brother tried this out and it comes in a beautiful blue bottle. He describes it as being easy opening and easy to apply. It makes his beard shiny and gives control. It conditions the beard without making it too oily and makes it easy to control facial hair. Also one great feature is the fact that you have a pretty large sized bottle that should last you a while because you don't need a lot to apply to your beard.

Right now it's available on Amazon for a great discount of $16.95 - the last time I checked anyways. I highly recommend you purchase this today at that great price. If you have a guy in your life with facial hair - or if you ARE a guy with facial hair - you ought to give this a try. Purchase today on Amazon.

I received the above item in exchange for my honest review.
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Get Donations for Your Child's Youth Soccer Team



I am happy to partner up with Pear Sponsorship again to tell you about a great opportunity with RitzBitz who wants to support YOUR child's youth soccer team. This is for ages 6 - 12 in the US only.

You can get up to $1000 sponsorship money by signing your group up with Pear and inviting your friends to support your group.  You just need to complete a few online action such as sharing a Ritz Bitz video on Facebook, and thing like that. The tasks are easy to do AND they are free. The more people that engage, the more money your group can earn.

Does this sound like something for you? Sign up TODAY with Ritz Bits at Pear!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gluten Free Bar Review [A Tasty Treat to Take With You!]

 I had the chance to try out some really tasty treats by a company called Gluten Free Bar. What I love about this company and the products they make is that they are certified gluten-free, certified vegan, certified Non-GMO (VERY important to me) as well as certified kosher and soy-free. They really care about what goes into their products and you will love their products even more when you find out the company was started by two close brothers who just did not like gluten. They started out in 2010 and are carried in over 5,000 locations across the United States and Canada. Make sure you read more about them here.

I had the chance to try a variety of items. I had the chance to try Gluten- Free Bites in peanut butter and jelly bites, dark chocolate hazelnut bites, and coconut cashew crunch bites.

I also had the chance to try out a variety of their bars such as dark chocolate coconut, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter and other flavors.

I really enjoyed the gluten free bites a lot, although I preferred the dark chocolate hazelnut bites! Although I am an enormous fan of peanut butter, I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. The coconut cashew bites tasted good but didn't carry as much of a punch flavor wise as the dark chocolate hazelnut bites did.



Of the bars, I enjoyed the peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, and dark chocolate coconut a LOT. These tasted good and they were FANTASTIC with morning coffee. See? Check it out!



So good! I highly recommend buying these. I can imagine taking these along for a road trip for the holidays, they would make great snacks. Also these are such a great way to start the day because they aren't too many calories I didn't think and they had a lot of protein.

And I love when the ingredients list isn't scary. I really like sharing this with you! Check out the ingredients of the dark chocolate coconut - ALSO VERY GOOD -

organic dates, organic brown rice syrup, complete protein blend (brown rice protein, pea protein), toasted coconut, organic agave nectar, organic dark chocolate (organic chocolate liquor, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic cocoa powder), organic crisped brown rice, cocoa powder, vanilla, organic sunflower seeds, natural coconut flavor, golden flaxseed, sea salt.

Isn't this amazing? Find out more about the ingredients in these bars and how you can purchase them online by visiting this link.  Also check out this link to find out where you can buy these in a store near you. You can definitely shop online and actually I highly recommend you do so because they have great prices, plus free shipping and handling if your purchase is over $50. 

Also make sure you follow them on Twitter, Facebook, GooglePlus, and Pinterest.

I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Why You Should Purchase Your Christmas Tree Online

This is the second year in a row that I've received my Christmas tree courtesy of the Internet and I am so happy about the experience. I remember before I tried getting my tree this way I imagined that the only kinds of trees you could get online were fake ones. But you know that isn't true? You can actually get freshly cut Christmas tree from small tree farms that get shipped to you.

So why purchase a Christmas tree online when the lot is just down the street? Well, let me tell you. There are some very good reasons to do it this way that I've proposed and some you may not have thought of before. Here's a few things to think about -

1) You don't own a car.

This is my number one reason for why I've gone route of ordering Christmas trees online. I don't own a car and there's something very un-holiday spirit feeling of lugging up a 6 foot Christmas tree down the street and to my home in the cold and rain. So if you are in this situation and don't want the lack of a car to stop you from having a holiday spirit, you may want to consider purchase yours online.

2) You are spending your Christmas elsewhere.

While chatting with the nice people at Weir Tree Farms, Christie Weir, one of the co-owners told me that one family will be celebrating their holiday season in Disneyland (yes, I'm jealous too) and wanted a Christmas tree there to celebrate with. Aside from the extremely awesome choice to spend Christmas in Disneyland, I think it's a charming idea that the family can still have a traditional celebration with the Christmas tree in the hotel room or place you are staying. I'm sure it's necessary to check with whatever hotel you will be staying at but it's something I would look into if I was in those pretty awesome circumstances.

3) You want to be sure of quality.

 If you check out the customer testimonials on the Weir Tree Farms website, you will find a lot of happy customers. Plenty of people boasting about how wonderful their tree is! It's been a while since I've gone to the local Christmas tree lots, but sometimes it's nice to be sure you are getting the best quality tree. By purchasing your tree online, you can find out what you need to know about the farm you are purchasing from, the type of tree your buying, and other kinds of information. I like knowing things like that.

4) Delivers right to your door.

Whether or not you have a car, sometimes you just want the door to door service. I think that this is a huge perk for Christmas tree delivery. Tying the tree to the roof of your car can be a hassle and lugging it home is never a fun task. So if even if you do have a car, sometimes it's just nice to not have to worry about visiting the tree farm.

So overall, I highly recommend you start this holiday season out by purchasing your tree online, especially if any of the above reasons strike a chord with you. I highly recommend purchasing with the Weir Tree Farms especially. Visit their website and purchase today.

I received a tree in exchange for my review of their tree. A review post will be up later. I have posted these reasons all on my own.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cool Yourself Off With Ozeri Oscillating Fan [Amazon Prime Deal Alert!]



I had the opportunity to review a fan made by Ozeri. It's a 42 inch oscillating tower fan with noise reduction technology. When the fan arrived, I was surprised at the size of it! It was much bigger than expected. You have the choice of putting it on a raised stand and that's what I did. I thought it was fairly easy to put together and once finished, I plugged it in and set it up in the living room.  The raised stand like I chose may be a problem if you have dogs or children. The fan part of it was very quiet and gentle but provided a great breeze in the room. My family said it felt like we were sitting in the car with the windows rolled down. I thought that was a great description of it!




I know this time of year you are probably not thinking of purchasing fans but rather heaters, yet I really think this is one you should consider purchasing. It's very well made and I love the fact that it has a place to hide the remote at the top (especially because I always lose these little remotes). This will definitely be a welcome addition once the warmer weather hits us again.




If you have Amazon prime, this fan is available right now for on sale for about $67.46 for prime members only (originally $129.95). I would purchase now if you can! Purchase now.

I received the above item in exchange for my honest review.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Make Something Amazing With Earth Balance Peanut Butter [Review]



I had the opportunity to try out Earth Balance peanut butter recently thanks to a couple of coupons I received to try out one of their products for free, and I can't wait to share you my experience.

First of all, if you see Earth Balance products, you'll be happy to know that they have a lot of GOOD to offer you.  All of their products are 100% plant-based, vegan, (and my favorite of all) NON-GMO, lactose-free, egg free, and zero grams of trans fat. And they even have their share of gluten-free products too. So they are good in my book! Read more about them here.

I really really enjoy their peanut butter. First of all, I am usually enormously picky about my peanut butter, so to have this brand end up on my top five list of peanut butters is pretty awesome. Second of all, I think this peanut butter is PERFECT for your upcoming holiday recipes. And lastly, this peanut butter is SO tasty.

I tried out their crunchy peanut butter with flax and YUM. Just as peanut butter alone I liked this stuff. Like spoon it out of the container kind of like. But I happened upon this recipe for peanut butter oatmeal balls and I'd like to tell you that I am the recipe fanatic who can take photos of every step of the process, but I'm kind of not. So the best I can do is to saunter over to this recipe link here and try out these oatmeal balls.  They're awesome and you'll want them every single weekend.

Overall as you start preparing your home for the holidays and start listing out recipes you want for your family, add Earth Balance Peanut Butter to the list. It tastes great and it is pretty obvious to me that Earth Balance cares a lot about what goes into their food. And I like that a lot!

I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Upgrade Your Laptop (And Enter to Win a New Laptop!) #UpgradeWithIntel #Sponsored

Are you looking for a new laptop this holiday season? I know that Walmart has some of the best deals out there and if you're looking for a way to enhance your computing experience, I really think you should consider the Dell Inspiron Black 15.6 Laptop.

Here are some really cool details -

15.6" LED-backlit touchscreen with HD resolution
720p webcam
3-in-1 memory card reader
Bluetooth 4.0
1 x USB 3.0 ports, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x headphone/microphone jack, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port
4-cell battery for up to 6 h 33 min battery life

Best of all it really is more affordable than you might think to upgrade your laptop at Walmart! That's why it's one of the best places to shop for when you are looking to upgrade your system in any way.

But wouldn't you like to actually WIN a laptop? Welllll I thought you may like that idea!

Enter via the image below, and when you select the contest tab, in 400 characters or less, answer the question ”How would a Dell Inspiron 15.6” Laptop make your life more amazing?"


One entry per email, per person, complete Terms & Conditions are found on the site. Comments on my site do not count as entries. You must visit the website by clicking the image above to enter.

Disclaimer: This post is for my participation in the “Upgrade With Intel” Program."

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Holiday Discounts with Cricut Cutting Machines! [Deal Alert!]

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.

Want to be able to easily make pretty décor, personalized gifts, and fun cards for upcoming holidays? Then you need to treat yourself to a Cricut Explore Air™ — Cricut's very popular electronic cutting machine. It's the best DIY crafting tool to be developed since the sewing machine!

The Cricut Explore Air is versatile, easy to use, and allows for very precise cuts. It's also incredibly affordable, especially since Cricut generously discounted the cost by up to $200 on the machine and bundles — just in time for the holiday crafting season!

With the Cricut Explore Air™, you can cut over 60 different types of material, including paper, fabric, plastic and vinyl to name a few. The Explore Air also features Cut Smart™ technology, which allows you to cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision, from ¼" tall up to 11½" wide x 23½" tall.

This Cricut Explore machine is called the Air because it has built-in Bluetooth® capability. This means you can use Cricut’s free iPad app and design anything you want from your iPad, just like you would on your home computer, but with the convenience of being able to take your projects with you anywhere. Then, you can just wirelessly send your project from your iPad to your Explore Air to bring it to life.

While the Cricut Explore Air is impressive on its own, purchasing it with one of Cricut's bundle offerings makes it even more valuable. Each bundle comes with different accessories that allow you to expand your creativity and make your crafting projects even more simple and fun to create. Plus, by purchasing your Explore Air with a bundle, you're able to save a bundle in the process!

Go to Cricut.com and check out the savings Cricut is offering on their Cricut Explore Air™ and bundles today so you can get your very own in time to make this holiday season your most creative one yet!
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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Soothe Your Skin With Honey by Savannah Bee Company [Review + Giveaway]


Remember Savannah Bee Company? It's a company that's been in business since 1999, and started by beekeeper Ted Dennard. I've reviewed their products before and each one is SUCH high quality. I mean really, these would make an excellent gift for someone - hint hint, our favorite holiday is JUST around the corner. By the way, I highly recommend you check out their "Bee Education" section of their website. It will tell you all about the process of how bees create the honey!

Well the newest item I had the wonderful opportunity to review enhanced what I put on my face rather than what I put in my body! I just love honey, have I told you that?

Here's what I had the chance to review -

Honey Body Lotion (Tupelo Honey)

And three different lip balms - 

Sweet Tea

Peach

Key Lime

Of the items I tried, I loved the honey body lotion. It goes on smooth and absorbs really well. It smells AMAZING too. It's also really gentle and although I didn't use it on my face (I have a special lotion I use on my face and plus this was more of a body lotion!) I used it on my neck and arms and it was great for my sensitive skin. Plus one thing I loved about this lotion is that it didn't leave my skin feeling all that greasy, it absorbed REALLY nicely. Even though the ingredients DO include honey, it also didn't leave my skin sticky or gummy feeling. Plus it smelled amazing. Purchase for $12.00.

I tried the three different lip balms and personally LOVED that each have a their unique flavor that matches the taste of what they should be. My personal favorite is the sweet tea lip balm, actually. I don't need to reapply to much when I used these. Probably the only time I didn't use these was at night, mostly because I don't usually like flavored lip balms to wear while I sleep. But during the morning and a couple of times throughout the day, these were nice to wear. They did dry out my lips just a little bit, but not too bad. Each lip balm costs about $6.50 each, so purchase today!

Best of all, I am excited to announce that I get to giveaway the Honey Body Lotion to one lucky reader! Enter via Rafflecopter Below. US Only. Giveaway ends 11/27.


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Create Your Holiday Photo Book with Blurb.com [Deal Alert!]

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 



To kick-off the season of thanksgiving, gratitude, and giving, Blurb is offering all new customers $5 off their Blurb orders of $20 or more now through November 30th! Just use the code GIVE5 at checkout to receive your savings. This makes it even easier for you to create that special photo book — just in time for the holiday season!

Offer: New Customers Get $5 Off on Blurb Orders of $20+ with Code GIVE5 
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Olivella - Olive Oil For Your Face and Body [Review + Discount!]


We all know how good olive oil is for you, and I love seeing olive oil based products that you can actually use on your face. I had the chance to try out a couple of items from a company called Olivella and I can't wait to tell you about it!

I don't know about you but  washing my face at night seems to be such a huge ordeal for me, but I have finally gotten myself into the habit of doing it at night. My first impression of this soap is that you can tell it has olive oil in it, it has the scent of olive oil in it. I like this a lot because when a product has natural ingredients I don't need any phony perfume on it. Especially when it's a product I will be using on my face.

So the process began, I suds up the washcloth and washed my face. I loved the fact that this soap didn't dry out my skin. I've used a lot of soaps that do just that and you feel that horrid pull of your skin drying out. And although I still followed up with a moisturizer afterwards I could feel this soap was so good for my skin. I didn't have any negative reactions, no clogged pores, all good things happened! I liked this soap a lot and I can definitely see myself buying this again.

Purchase now (3.52 ounce bar is only $3.00)

Now for the Olivella Lip Roll! I'm a little picky with the type of lip balms that I use. I think my lips can be a bit sensitive. (I remember a disastrous experience using those funky EOS lip balms). So when I used this, I liked that my lip skin didn't flake or feel overly sticky. I say this is something great to use throughout the day. I do stick by using vaseline on my lips at night, and not sure this would take vaseline's place, but this is something pretty good to use throughout the day. I don't think this would be my first choice but I recommend you give it a try.

Purchase now for $5.95.

I am happy to tell you I also have a couple of offers for you in case you are interested in purchasing some of these products for yourself! 

Get a 10% discount on your next purchasing products on the following link only. You can also buy two get ONE free by purchasing products on this page only. Also purchase $35.00 worth of products on the following page and get a free gift! Check out their web page and find out where you can purchase Olivella items in a store near you.

I received the above items in exchange for my honest review
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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Win Prizes During Today's Twitter Chat

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that today at 2pm PST, I will be hosting a Twitter Chat with author Kimberly Dean about her book Courting Danger. You'll have the chance to win a variety of e-books, two winners will receive front and back LED bike lights, and one winner will receive 12 LED tea lights. Also there will be a door prize of a Halloween Gift Bag!

I'm so excited about this chat and I hope you join me.

All you have to do to participate is visit my blog post here. When you visit that link just submit your Twitter username and the link to your account and that's all!

Hope to see you there!

Nicole
I have been compensated to host this party.



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Thursday, October 29, 2015

You Should Get a Boar Bristle Brush

Do you use a Boar Bristle Brush? I have for a while now but if you haven't heard of this kind of brush, it's basically a brush made of 100% natural boar bristles and according to a variety of resources (such as this one http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-boar-bristle-brush.htm) it's supposed to help distribute the hair's natural oils and also help improve shine while conditioning the hair and adding body.



I was first introduced to Boar Bristle Brush because my mom had one and I remember as a teen not really liking the brush because it could never get tangles out of my hair. But these days my perspective has completely changed and I really appreciate what Boar Bristle Brushes can do for me.

But recently I had the chance to try out a Pocket Sized Boar Bristle Brush made by Angelo David Salon and I can't wait to tell you about it! When I got it, I noticed how small of a brush it was, but that's okay because it makes it that much easier to keep with me during the day. I appreciated the size a lot.

I noticed in the brush it did have pin bristles, which is great to take out tangles. I have longer hair so although this brush was said to be great for short hair, I liked it enough for mine. What I love about this brush and other boar bristle brushes is that it smoothes out hair and is great for thin hair (which I have!). It doesn't rip out the hair like other brushes - or combs - usually do for me. It's great for keeping hair conditioned throughout the day.

This costs about $35.00 and you can purchase it by following this link. You may think this is a bit expensive but the price is common for boar bristle brushes. Plus you may end up paying more for these brushes but the positive impact that they have on hair is worth it. Also these brushes last a LONG time. Angelo David also offers up a great variety of hair care items and you should check out what they have to offer for your hair care needs. Brushes are only the beginning! You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

I received the above items in exchange for my honest review. 

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Christmas Card Guide from MagnetStreet.com

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Starting your own holiday tradition can begin with a beautiful, custom-designed holiday greeting from MagnetStreet. Connect with family and friends (colleagues, too) with a card that speaks to the season and is easy to personalize. Browse beautifully designed layouts and then change the colors to fit your style or theme (even custom colors). Your photos will print with crystal clarity and you can word your card just the way you want!
The perfect holiday greeting: a unique photo and message keepsake plus, a blessing for the season.
Two words: custom and quality. Your satisfaction is paramount at MagnetStreet that's why we offer a 100% quality guarantee. Start your own tradition and keep more in your Christmas fund, too.

25% off all Christmas Cards! Code: LHOLIDAY25 | Exp. 11/20/15

Unique Keepsake. Family and friends love this distinctive and long-lasting keepsake magnet. Your greetings stick on the fridge while your photo and sentiments remain in their hearts.
Classic Greetings. Enduring look with many templates to choose from! Custom-design from front to back, your photos will look amazing printed on any one of the 3 premium papers.
Contemporary Cheer. These classy cards are a terrific option for sharing a few of your favorite photo highlights from the year. Match the paper style to your festive design.

25% off all Christmas Cards! Code: LHOLIDAY25 | Exp. 11/20/15

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

CoffeeBeanery.com - Try Out Some New Coffee This Holiday Season!



Are you looking for some new coffee to purchase for the holidays? I think I may have found just the right coffee company for you.

Coffee Beanery started out in 1976 way before coffee houses were a trend. They have over 100 locations across the United States, 20 locations internationally and continues to commit themselves to professionalism and quality. Read more about their company by visiting this link. 

I had the chance to try out two blends - Jamaican Blue Mountain and Hawaiian Kona. I thought both of these tasted very good. The Hawaiian Kona blend coffee is light roasted, and I was really surprised to see how much I liked it. It may have a gentle flavor but it was tasty and sweet. I think this would make a perfect evening coffee and it was one of the tastiest light roasts I've ever had. And that is saying a lot for me because I usually don't like them at all! You can purchase a bag for yourself by following this link.

The other kind I tried was called Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. I really enjoyed this. It was flavorful and also sweet tasting. It's the kind of coffee that would perfectly compliment a dessert in the evenings. I highly recommend this kind as well. Just flavorful and overall an impressive coffee. Purchase a bag of coffee for yourself by following this link. 

Overall, I enjoyed the coffees I had the chance to try and would love to seek out more from Coffee Beanery to add to my cabinet of coffees. Visit the Coffee Beanery website and purchase coffee today. And especially visit their clearance section for gift ideas at a discount. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Also make sure you sign up for their newsletter for discounts and other perks.

Best of all, I have a coupon code to share you with you guys! If you purchase $50.00 worth of products from their website, you can get $10 off using code 105015.

I received the above coffees in exchange for my honest review.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Good Bean - Snacking at It's Best [Review + Giveaway]

I had the chance to review a variety of products from a company called The Good Bean.

I tried Jalapeno Cheddar Chips, Sweet Chili Chips, Sea Salt Chips as well as a variety of chickpeas including Smoky Chili & Lime, Thai Coconut Lemongrass, Sea Salt, and Sweet Cinnamon.






I will admit that I do love having something to snack during the day. I know chips probably aren't the BEST option to choose from when snacking, but sometimes, you know, you just got to have it. What I like about these chips and it's something I really could see happening with the Good Bean chips, is that they would be great for nachos. Because they are sort of strong chips, not the kind to wilt under the pressure of hot cheese. I haven't tried yet actually but based on the crunching and munching action that DID happen with these chips I can tell you they make great dipping chips.

Of all the chip flavors I tried, the Jalapeno Cheddar and the Sweet Chili Chips were my absolute favorite. They were SO flavorful and amazing. But The Good Bean also has some other flavors that I would love to try out like BBQ Bacon and Cheese Nacho. SO GOOD. I think what makes these chips unique is that they have good ingredients. Like the ingredients for the each of these includes a bean protein blend such as Chickpeas, Navy Beans, Red Lentils, and Red Lentils. They also have quinoa and I LOVe the fact that the Jalapeno cheddar chips includes ACTUAL vermont cheddar and jalapeno peppers in the ingredients list. Of course, check it out for yourself. 

Overall I'm really impressed. I mean if you are the type to love snacking you will want to give these a try. They are amazing.

Next on my review is the chickpeas! They were new to me and VERY CRUNCHY. Of the flavors I tried I liked the smoky chili and lime, and I think they tasted really good with soup. If you are gluten free and can't enjoy crackers in your soup, this is a phenomenal alternative. Overall these snacks weren't my favorite but they were unique tasting and I didn't feel guilty for having them. I vote that you should give them a try!

Visit The Good Bean website to check out the tasty snacks they have to offer. Visit this link to sign up for their newsletter. And shop now and get free shipping with orders over $25.00! You can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Best of all I get to giveaway one variety of each of the Good Bean Chips to one lucky reader! Simply enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends 11/14. Us Only.

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I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Christmas Card Guide from MagnetStreet.com

Disclosure: This post was provided by eAccountable and contains affiliate links
that may yield commissions earned at no cost to you.
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Starting your own holiday tradition can begin with a beautiful, custom-designed holiday greeting from MagnetStreet. Connect with family and friends (colleagues, too) with a card that speaks to the season and is easy to personalize. Browse beautifully designed layouts and then change the colors to fit your style or theme (even custom colors). Your photos will print with crystal clarity and you can word your card just the way you want!
The perfect holiday greeting: a unique photo and message keepsake plus, a blessing for the season.
Two words: custom and quality. Your satisfaction is paramount at MagnetStreet that's why we offer a 100% quality guarantee. Start your own tradition and keep more in your Christmas fund, too.

25% off all Christmas Cards! Code: LHOLIDAY25 | Exp. 11/20/15

Unique Keepsake. Family and friends love this distinctive and long-lasting keepsake magnet. Your greetings stick on the fridge while your photo and sentiments remain in their hearts.
Classic Greetings. Enduring look with many templates to choose from! Custom-design from front to back, your photos will look amazing printed on any one of the 3 premium papers.
Contemporary Cheer. These classy cards are a terrific option for sharing a few of your favorite photo highlights from the year. Match the paper style to your festive design.

25% off all Christmas Cards! Code: LHOLIDAY25 | Exp. 11/20/15

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Get a Free Junior Explorers October Kit!

I will receive compensation if you purchase through my provided affiliate link included in this post.


Is it weird that I think I would enjoy this Junior Explorers kit? Well, here's a bit about Junior Explorers. It's a subscription program that teaches kids about wildlife and nature. Your child will receive a kit in the mail each month that takes them on a virtual journey to learn about a new ecosystem and the animals that live there. The kit includes some really fun things like wristbands, pins, figurines and activity books. I can tell you I would have LOVED this as a kid! Heck, like I said, I am fairly confident I would enjoy this.

So I have a really awesome deal to tell you about! Each new subscriber has the chance to get the October Junior Explorers kit for FREE, just pay for shipping and handling (which is $3.99). You plan will automatically renew but you can cancel at any time.  You have until October 31st to redeem this so take advantage now!

To redeem, click this link and then use the code FREEOCT at checkout.
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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sell Your Smartphone (oor Smart Device) With Gazelle.com.

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Want to sell your used iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook, AppleTV or other device and get a fair, cash price for it? Trade it in at Gazelle. All you need to do is select your gadget from a list of options on Gazelle's "Trade-In" page, answer a few questions, and then Gazelle provides you with an offer for your device.

For items worth $1 or more, it's free to ship your device to Gazelle. Once your trade-in is received, the device is inspected to make sure its condition matches your evaluation. If the device matches your description, Gazelle will pay you in the form of a check, an Amazon.com gift card, or via PayPal. Payment takes about a week once Gazelle receives your device.

Once you've received your payment, you should definitely peruse Gazelle's extensive selection of certified pre-owned devices, including iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones, iPads, and accessories. You'll be able to get an upgraded device without paying a head-spinning price. 

You should also check out Gazelle's sale section. They have dozens of items on sale for a great price! 

It's important to note that Gazelle performs a 30+-point inspection on all their devices, so you can be confident that every feature of the device is tested and of the highest quality before you buy it. They also back up the quality of their Gazelle Certified device with a 30-day return policy. You can also keep your carrier or switch to a knew one because Gazelle Certified also means no contracts or strings attached

Now that the new iPhone is here, you should consider trading-in your old iPhone to offset the cost of a new one. Or, buy a certified pre-owned iPhone 6 at a lower cost than the new! 
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Put Your Best Face Forward with Maple Hill Naturals Soap [Review + Giveaway]

I think I've said more than once that my skin is very sensitive. I don't tend to trust products for my skin that promise too much or are overly complicated, so I was so excited to try products by Maple Hill Naturals.

 As you can see above, I tried these four following soaps -

Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil Soap
http://www.maplehillnaturals.com/product/lemon-tea-tree-essential-oil-soap

Honest for Women Natural Soap
http://www.maplehillnaturals.com/product/honest-for-women-soap

Lavender Vanilla Dream Natural Soap
http://www.maplehillnaturals.com/product/lavender-vanilla-dream-essential-oil-soap

Vanilla Honey & Brown Sugar Essential Oil Soap
http://www.maplehillnaturals.com/product/vanilla-honey-brown-sugar-essential-oil-soap

Each of these soaps have excellent ingredients and I immediately want to point that out. Especially for the Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil Soap, check it out -

Saponified Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Avocado Oil. (w/retained glycerin), Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Essential Oils.

And all of the soaps have fantastic ingredients!  And what I like best, is if you are wanting more information about each of these ingredients, they are described in detail on the website.

As far as using the soap, this is one of my favorites so far. Both my mom and I use it on our skin and wash our faces with it at night. I love that when I wash my face my skin feels so soft and it doesn't feel dry at all. That's my biggest complaint with some soaps I've tried in the past, because sometimes washing my face will mean my skin feels so dry. And I don't get this feeling with this soap and I'm SO happy about that.

Best of all, the prices for these soaps are right. If you want to purchase one bar it's only $4.99. And if you get addicted, like me, you can subscribe and get your weekly, monthly or any frequency of delivery of soap with free shipping. Purchase a value pack and save 25%.

What I also like a lot about Maple Hill Naturals is that it's a one mom company. So knowing there is an actual person out there makes me feel even better about purchasing their products. She's built the company from scratch since 2010 (when she just started out selling wool dryer balls!) and encouragement and interest from family and friends for the product meant even more growth. Read more about the story of how the company started here.

Maple Hill Naturals also sells men's skin care products, laundry products, and other natural skin care products that we can all enjoy. Visit the Maple Hill Naturals website now to make your purchase. You can also follow on Facebook, Pinterest, GooglePlus, Instagram, and Twitter.

I am so excited to announce that I get to giveaway two of these soaps to one lucky reader! Enter via Rafflecopter below. Open to US Only. Ends 10/30.

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I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Soy Candle - Made by Aurorae [Review and Giveaway]


My mom and I both love candles and I could never think of anything negative to say about candles - they add a pleasant aroma and a relaxing atmosphere to any room. As the colder seasons roll around, I appreciate candles more and more in my home.

I had the chance to review the Eucalyptus - Healing soy candle made by Aurorae Yoga Company. And I can't wait to tell you guys about it!

Each of their soy candles are 100% soy wax and are 6.8 ounces each. The one thing I noticed about these candles is that it burns evenly. I didn't notice that there were sides that ended lopsided or anything like that. When I first saw that it was Eucalyptus scent I first thought UH OH (I used to have stinky eucalyptus trees near my childhood home!) But actually as I burned the candle, I noticed a pleasant greenery type of scent that just added a lovely clean, fresh scent to the living room.

These definitely aren't very strong, which is nice. The candle also burns cleaner thanks to it being made of soy, so no ugly burn marks.

For pricing, from what I've seen online when shopping for candles, I think this is a good price. It runs between $12.95 to $14.95 right now on Amazon and you can select from a variety of scents. Purchase now on Amazon.com.

Aurorae Yoga company makes all kinds of products, including (and probably most of all) items for anyone who practices yoga. It was actually started by Dennis Ingui, who used yoga as an outlet to build his body strength and develop inner peace and has been doing so since 2001. Not only does their website offer very cool products, I really enjoy their blog called "Illuminations Blog" and I highly recommend you check it out here.

Best of all, I get to giveaway one candle to one lucky reader! Enter via Rafflecopter below. US Only. Ends 10/25.

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I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.
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