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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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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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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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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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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