Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New Sunrype Energy Bars (Vegan And Gluten Free)

** I received free samples thanks to Sunrype, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. **

We are big Sunrype fruit snack fans and recently were given the opportunity to try their new line of Energy and Fruit and Chia bars. So, of course, we had a tasting party with our kids and a few of their friends.

I have been a Sunrype fan for a long time. I usually grab any Sunrype strawberry flavored fruit snacks I can find and stock up every time I see them. Mango is my 2nd favorite! They all have a delightful taste, reasonable price, taste healthy, and have good ingredients. I prefer these first before any other brand of fruit snacks for myself and my family.

Chocolate Coconut:

We recently tried a few different flavors of their new Energy bars and Fruit and Chia bars and I am hoping to see more flavors soon! While this particular variety wasn't my top choice, I would buy this again. They taste wholesome and have all of the good stuff inside! The only thing I have to mention is that I am not a big coconut fan so I did find they could have more chocolate and less coconut. (But that is simply a personal preference.)

These bars are very dense and I find that I can't even finish 1 in 1 sitting which, I personally think is neat! I can grab a great source of energy just from half of a bar and save the rest for midday or before dinner. (I usually need a few bursts of energy during the day! 4 kids and we are always moving and always seem to be running late!)

My children tried a few flavors of the new Sunrype bars and they do prefer to stick with the fruit snacks. However, they did enjoy the Raspberry Chocolate and Mango bars. But again, they can't finish a full bar either. Which actually makes these great for on the go. We usually pack a small cooler with drinks and snacks on busy appointment and errand days, since we live far from civilization! These will be included in our usual on the go cooler snacks from now on. I also think that if your children are used to eating energy bars and fruit and chia bars, these will be great for them too. (Not that our kids seem to need any energy since they have that endless stream of it most days!) But, these will fit well when school starts back up and our new Jr High student will have some late night studying and earlier mornings to get used to! My youngest children weren't huge huge fans of these but again, this is the first of it's kind that they have ever tried so, it will be different if your children like these types of bars. We make our own granola bars and granola and of course they love granola bars from the store as well.

I would recommend these to anybody looking for that midday energy kick or even for morning breakfast on the go. Of course, these would be perfect for hiking and other activities where you need as much energy as you can get! These make you feel full but in a good way. They are very hearty and you can taste all of the goodness in each bite!

Chocolate Raspberry: 

These were our favorites. You get a scrumptious bunch of raspberries and chocolate in every bite and I will be buying these again and again! They are great to split with kids or save for later. I find that this brand is very trustworthy, reliable, always delivers quality products, and truly cares about their customers and their families. (You can tell by the nutrition label and ingredients list.) This is what I look for in a brand, that and if they are active on social media and engage with others. That they do. So, give me a brand who offer some of the yummiest products and have great customer service and I'm in for the long haul!

You can find Sunrype on Facebook, Twitter, , Instagram, Pinterest, and you can learn more about them through their website! 

Stay tuned for our review on the new Sunrype Fruit and Chia bars next week!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Are You Wrinkle Free Happy? (Downy Wrinkle Releaser Giveaway!)

** I received a Downy Wrinkle Releaser kit in return for this post and hosting a giveaway. **

Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus is an easy-to-use wrinkle spray that reduces wrinkles and helps keep your clothes looking neat without the hassle of ironing.

But it can do so much more:
Wrinkle Spray
Odor Eliminator
Fabric Refresher
Static Remover
Ironing Aid
Wrinkle Remover
Great for Travel Try it on curtains, tablecloths, sheets, pillowcases and more!

We have been using Downy Wrinkle Releaser for a couple of years now and I really can't stop spraying it on furniture, blankets, sheets, pillows, our closets, drawers, it's kinda like an addiction! But who doesn't love the Downy scents?

Anyway, check out our Instagram and Facebook pages because there will be some chances to win all weekend! All you have to do is leave a comment and let us know what makes you happy!

(You can also enter on the Rafflecopter too!) You can find Downy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and on their website! 

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

doTERRA Essential Oil Giveaway

I think we should start our essential oil giveaways again! So, here is another one!

If you are interested in signing up to be a wellness advocate, please email me at:

I offer monthly giveaways for new sign ups and offer free gifts with new sign ups too! You can also check out my essential oil website here!

Oh and if you have any tips or experience with night terrors, please leave me a comment and let me know how you deal with these when your child has them. I have been having a rough few months ever since my youngest started with these. I have been researching and will be posting about everything I found in a few days but I would be very appreciative of any suggestions! Good luck on the giveaway!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Kandoo Potty Time Pack

** I received a Kandoo Potty Time Pack in return for my honest review. All opinions are my own. **

I wish I would have had the chance to have a potty time pack for all of my kids! I can't believe that nobody ever had such a fabulous idea before now. This is the perfect kit for your little ones, whether your own or your grandchildren. We are past the potty training stage but my granddaughters are not. We do use Kandoo Flushable Wipes on a daily basis. So, I am thrilled that they have so many packs in this kit! Actually, the whole box is filled with everything you need to start your adventures in potty training!

Here's what is inside: (This is totally worth it for just $2 and it comes in it's own branded box with pictures so your little one will be excited when they get their delivery!)

  • 150 count Kandoo wipes (3 refills!)
  • Kandoo tub with 50 wipes and stickers to decorate your child’s tub
  • Foaming Hand Soap
  • 42 count flushable wipes
  • It’s Potty Time – A Potty Training Story for kids booklet
  • Super Power Cape
  • Kandoo Growth Chart
  • 3 Free Music Downloads
  • Kandoo Coupons

This Kandoo Flushable Wipes tub with stickers is simply adorable! Your little one can decorate their own tub and make it as unique and as fun as they are. The coupons you receive are actually high value coupons and you will also receive 3 free music downloads! The cape is super cute and will certainly help your little one turn into a superhero and succeed at their newest task! The Kandoo Foaming Handsoap is another really cool addition. (This is another one of our favorite soaps!) There isn't anything they forgot to include in this kit. 

You can order your own Kandoo Potty Time Pack for just $20! This price is hard to beat. Especially with all of the helpful tools that are included and did I mention how many Kandoo wipes you will get? A tub of wipes, 3 refills, and a pack of flushable wipes! 

Kandoo is a gem when it comes to helping parents with one of the more difficult milestones our little ones have to go through. They also offer a helpful newsletter filled with Potty Training Hacks. You can sign up for that, here.  You will find all of the potty training resources you need on their website. It's an excellent tool and I have been recommending this to everybody I know who is starting to potty train or about to. 

Do you have any #KandooPottyHacks of your own? Please use the hashtag and share on social media if you do! You may want to follow the hashtag to find some new hacks too! 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Hyland's Mom Throwback Giveaway

** I received Hylands products in return for hosting this giveaway and for sharing on social media. **


Moms are totally awesome! I don't know where I'd be if it weren't for my mom. I still have to talk to my mom everyday. Whether it's on the phone or through text messages, (a lot of text messages!), we're best friends and I cherish all of the fun memories we have.

Hyland's is celebrating just how fabulous and super important moms are with this groovy giveaway! The winner will receive the products below. Everything a mom needs for her medicine cabinet to keep her sanity and take care of her little ones. Of course the prizes are very cool, as usual!

For your entry, please think of one of your favorite memories of your childhood, your mom, or any mother figure in your life. I would love to read about some of your most fun times! I would also love to read any ideas you have about how to keep memories alive! Do you keep journals? Do you document everything with photo books? Time capsules?

The winner of the prize pack will receive:

  • Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets – $9.79 value
  • Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Mucus + Cold Relief – $11.99 value
  • Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Tiny Cold Tablets – $13.59 value
  • Hyland’s 4 Kids Cold ’n Cough Value Pack – $17.39 value
  • Hyland’s 4 Kids Bumps ’n Bruises – $10.49 value
  • Hyland’s 4 Kids Calm ’n Restful – $8.39 value
  • Hyland’s Good Morning (100 tablets) – $10.49 value
  • Hyland’s Nerve Tonic (100 tablets) – $9.99 value
  • Hyland’s Calms Forte (100 tablets) – $9.99 value
Now for the giveaway! Don't forget to share with friends and enter daily! You can Tweet once per day for bonus entries!

 Good luck!

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

How Can I Become A Healthier Woman?

Women all over the world are realizing that there is a strong and important relationship between their level of health and ability to succeed in their personal and professional lives. Yet while many women find this information conclusive proof that they need to get healthy, they oftentimes lack the knowledge necessary to make wellness an integral aspect of their life. If this is your dilemma, don't worry. Instead, utilize the simple strategies outlined below so you can get on the road to becoming a healthier woman: 

1. Get Serious About Getting Rid Of Disease. 

No one wants to live in a diseased body, yet it's also the case that most people grapple with at least one substantive illness throughout the course of life. However, those who are serious about getting healthy cannot adopt an attitude of complacency towards disease. Instead, you should strive to identify and eliminate any unwanted conditions that are detracting from your body's ability to function optimally. One great way to get the diagnosis process underway is through the use of testing kits provided by companies like Diagnostic Automation. This company carries a rapidtest for numerous diseases, including cancer. 

2. Optimize Your Diet.

In addition to eliminating disease from your life, you'll need to optimize your diet if you're serious about becoming a healthier woman. This step is important because every bite of food you put in your mouth will either contribute to or detract from your body's ability to fight disease, boost your immunity, and enhance your metabolism. There are several ways that you can get the diet optimization process underway, such as by hiring a nutritionist. You can also use online resources like to keep track of the food you're consuming on a daily basis. This resource will also enable you to see how many calories you're eating as well as your macronutrient/micronutrient ratio. 

3. Sleep.

The majority of Americans don't get enough sleep, and this includes women. Yet sleep is vital for many reasons, including the fact that it functions as a restorative time period for your body. If you know that you don't get enough sleep but feel that you're unable to change this pattern, it's time to begin implementing strategies that are proven to help. Some techniques you can employ to get longer, sounder sleep include exercising regularly, meditating right before bed, and not listening to any form of media (television, radio, etc.) within an hour of going to sleep. 


If you want to become a healthier woman, know that you have the power to do it. Utilize some or all of the wellness strategies outlined above to make it happen!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Apply To Host A Healthy Baby Home Party

** While this is not a sponsored post, I am a member of the Generation Good Community and I am writing this post for entry into a contest to secure a spot for a Healthy Baby Home Party. **

If you are a Seventh Generation fan and you aren't already a member of the Generation Good community, you must join! You simply fill out your profile and participate in surveys, discussions,  and social media shares, and in return you just may qualify for missions. Missions usually include samples or products and all you have to do is share your experience, maybe some coupons, and write reviews.

If you aren't familiar with Seventh Generation, you can learn more about their fabulous cleaning products, baby products, feminine products, paper products and more, here! They have 27 years of experience in creating powerful, plant based solutions for your home and family!

So, what is a Healthy Baby Home Party? It's actually a lot of fun! If you have a local mom's group (I have a small group of local moms and we participate in samplings and take part in ways to better our community!)  in your community, this is a great sampling opportunity for your members to try new products from Seventh Generation, Zarbee's, Bobble, American Meadows, and other brands. If you don't have a mom's group or parent group in your community, you can invite your friends and family over for some snacks and to learn about these brands and take home some samples and coupons. They also add some cool products in your kit for you to host a giveaway at your party and a nice hostess gift for you!

If you are interested in applying for a chance to host a Healthy Baby Home Party, join the Generation Good community and apply! 

I would love to hear from you! Please comment and let me know if you signed up! Are you a fan of Seventh Generation products? Good luck!