PostHeaderIcon Bare’s Basil Mint Citrus Mojito Popsicle

Spring has finally arrived and what could be more perfect than a cool, refreshing, delicious popsicle to enjoy on a beautiful spring or hot summer day?Bare's Basil Mint Citrus Mojito Popsicle

Bare’s Basil Mint Citrus Mojito Popsicle combines some spring/summer flavors to make the perfect andrefreshing organic and low calorie treat to cool you down and enjoy the warm weather (and you can easily leave out the alcohol to make a non-alcoholic version).

Ingredients:

  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 3/4 C Bare Organic Lemon Drop Mixer
  • 1 1/2 T agave
  • 1 C crushed ice
  • 2 T rum (optional)

Instructions:
1. Juice all of the citrus fruits.
2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until the leaves are chopped.
3. Pour liquid into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.

Bare Mixers are a natural, low-calorie cocktail mixer used for margaritas, martinis, and so much more made with only the simplest and freshest ingredients including 100% real fruit juices, purified water, and organic agave syrup. Bare comes in a variety of mixers such as margarita, lemon drop and pomegranate cranberry cosmo that blend well with nearly any liquor or spirit or can also be enjoyed straight up on the rocks. Bare Mixers are free of artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, and empty calories. Each mixer is only 17 calories per ounce and 51 per serving, making Bare Mixers a much healthier option than other mixers on the market.

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PostHeaderIcon 5 Parenting Tips for a Healthy Baby

All new parents worry about their baby. I know I did – every noise, every move …

The good news is that parents have the power to influence their child’s health and wellbeing from before birth and throughout infancy.  5 Parenting Tips for a Healthy Baby

Companies are recognizing the need to develop products that give parents confidence in their child care. Jacques Lépine, CEO and founder of the smart baby bottle holder Baby Gigl offers these  tips for successful parenting:

1.     Pre-natal health: Mother’s health is one of the most important factors of determining the health of a baby throughout its life. The health of the mother, including her nutrient intake and level of exercise, can help influence life-long good health for her unborn child. All expectant mothers should follow their doctors’ recommendations for prenatal check ups.

2.      Health and nutrition: Once the baby arrives, a nutritious, well-balanced diet is essential for normal growth and development. Parents can ensure that their baby is getting enough milk or formula by learning proper feeding techniques, monitoring intake and keeping the baby on a regular feeding schedule. Baby Gigl is a great product to teach caregivers how to properly hold a bottle and keep track of how much a baby is eating to help stay on top of a feeding regimen.

3.      Safety: Preventable accidents account for 75 to 95 percent of injuries to children  in the America. Child-proofing a living space is an important step in keeping children safe. Products like electrical outlet covers, safety locks for ovens and refrigerators, corner guards for furniture and gates for staircases should be used to help keep a child’s environment safe.

4.      Non-toxic products: The Toxic Controlled Substance Act in the U.S. has not been updated since 1976. Do not risk letting children come in contact with products that may have poisonous substances in them. Look for  safe pacifiers, teethers, and bottles that are BPA and chemical-free.

5.      Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding helps strengthen the baby’s immune system, to help fight off digestive, respiratory and urinary infections and other illnesses. Mothers must stay in good health even after the birth, as the baby still receives key nutrients through their mother’s breast milk.

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Step2 Cascading Cove Sand & Water Table #FanFriday Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a Cascading Cove Sand & Water Table™ on Friday, March 6, 2015 starting at midnight through 11:59pm EST
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Product Details:
  • Features two sides, one that holds 10 lbs (4.5 kg) of sand and the other that holds 3 gal (11.4 L) of water separated by a roadway
  • Easy-to-use drain plug
  • Durable, one-piece plastic cover keeps sand dry
  • Molded-in roadways on the lid provide an additional play surface
  • Elastic tie-downs on ends of lid keep it securely attached

The Step2 Cascading Cove Sand & Water Table is a great outdoor toy that provides youngsters with hours of imaginative play fun!

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Say Hello to Healthy with Free Trials from ALOHA

Free Trials from ALOHA

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

ALOHA is dedicated to conveniently delivering great tasting, high quality nutrition that lifts your spirit. They have a fantastic line of products that are made only from natural and organically grown ingredients, developed with the help of over 200 health experts, are socially and environmentally sustainable, as well as free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or additives.

If you would like to try their delicious products for yourself, then you’re in luck! Right now, you can get a Free Trial of either the Daily Good Greens pouches, or the Superfood Chocolate bars! The only cost to you would be for shipping, which runs $2.79 for the Superfood Chocolate and $4.79 for the Daily Good Greens. If you ask me, that is totally worth it to be able to try these products.
Free Trials from ALOHA
With the Free Trial of Daily Good Greens Whole-Food Powder, you will receive 2 pouches each of the Original, Chocolate, and Berry flavors. Each pouch contains 2 servings of fruits and vegetables and just 35 calories. Mix these into any smoothie, drink or recipe of your choice to boost the nutritional value of your foods! It can certainly be exhausting, not to mention costly, trying to get high quality superfoods that your body needs daily. ALOHA makes it easy and simple to get what you need (and more), all in one convenient pouch.

If you have more of a sweet tooth, why not try the Free Trial of Superfood Chocolate? You will receive 1 full-size chocolate bar with your trial, which contains 1 serving of fruits and vegetables, is sweetened only with coconut sugar, and is made with 60% fair-trade-cacao. Don’t miss your chance to experience this tasty yet beneficial superfood!

If you become instantly hooked on their products, they also offer Free Shipping on all orders over $50. Head on over to ALOHA.com today!

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With all this cold weather, I know I am not the only looking forward to Spring and Summer. I plan to be outside as much as possible. To get ready for the hours upon hours of watching my kids play outside, I need a few essentials.

Warm up with Summer Deals Encourage outdoor play

We see you!

For most of my outdoor items, accessories and furniture; I will be heading to Target.

Target knows that the best way to get out from under the winter blues is to start thinking about the warm, sunny weather that’s just around the corner. To help ensure that you are ready for everything from the beach and fun outdoor projects, to Spring cleaning and Spring Break – they’ve put tons of great items on sale.

Need a beach bag to go with that new swimsuit? Target has made it easy with their buy one, get one 50% off sale!  Looking to create a backyard oasis? Save 20% on garden items, outdoor heating, and patio furniture!  After this rough winter weather, you and your readers deserve some hot deals and great items for fun-in-the-sun.

Save an additional 5% when you use your Target Red Card. I love mine!

 

 

Encourage outdoor play

  • Provide simple tools for discovery. A plastic shovel, a bug box, a water table.Warm up with Summer Deals
  • Keep your natural resources in mind. Head to the beach, go fishing or even explore your local park.
  • Create and display bird feeders.
  • Provide tree and plant identifying books.
  • Scavenger hunts are always fun.
  • Family walks or bike rides.

What other ways do you help encourage outdoor play with your children?

 

The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

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PostHeaderIcon Premium Silicone Baking Cups Review

I was recently given the opportunity to review these amazing Premium Silicone Baking Cups from The Simple Baker. They come in this super handy storage container and are very vibrant in color.

Here are the quick facts: Premium Silicone Baking Cups Review

  • Premium Simple Baker silicone baking cups are BPA Free and made with eco-friendly silicone
  • 100% Pure food grade silicone cups are non-stick, stain resistant, and dishwasher safe
  • Baking cup set comes in 6 vibrant colors – pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple – 4 cups of each color [24 total]
  • Cups are heat resistant to 475°, and each cup measures 2-5/8 inch in diameter by 1.25 inch tall and holds 2.5 fluid ounces
  • Produced by the same trusted brand that created the popular premium macaron baking mat.
  • Bonus Cupcake Recipe eBook included when you purchase from Amazon! Kids love the colors!

My take on the Premium Silicone Baking Cups – Simply put … I love them.

I chose to make some delicious muffins for my kiddos on the day school was canceled for the potential weather issues in Myrtle Beach. (yes we are not accustomed to snow and do not have the equipment for ice like the Northern states).

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The Archer Farms Glazed Donut Muffin Mix I purchased from Target was the perfect yummy snack to test out these baking cups. The kids loved them.

The muffins were moist and came out of the baking cups perfectly. Normally when I make muffins a few of them always stick or break apart in the traditional paper baking cups. With the silicone, the cooked muffins slid right out. I did not have to spray them with non-stick spray at all. Nothing stuck the inside of the silicone cups.

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Clean up is simple, I just ran some water and added dish soap. I cleaned them up as I would washing normal dishes and put them back in the storage container. They are dishwasher safe, but I didn’t have enough dishes to run a full load.

I will no longer need to purchase paper baking cups, I will be using the Silicone Baking Cups from The Simple Baker from now on.

I received product in exchange for my honest opinion. This post may contain affiliate links, when clicked I may be compensated if you make a purchase. My words are 100% my own.

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PostHeaderIcon Chalkboard Labels Review


Organize your pantry, office, classroom or get creative with premium Chalkboard Labels. Completely re-usable and super easy to clean. I was given the opportunity to receive some Chalkboard Labels from KANAS in return for my honest opinion.

I received the Variety pack including Rectangle, Oval and two Vintage Styles. These labels range from 3-3.5 inches x 2 inches; but can easily be cropped down using a photo trimming knife. You can read the full description and reviews on Amazon

48 chalkboard labels

The Chalkboard labels are very durable and easy to remove from the backing

  • Just write, erase, and write again
  • Sticks to many smooth surfaces
  • Removable adhesive leaves no residue
  • Erasable black surface works with chalk

I chose to use them for name labels on my son’s Valentine’s Day gift bags for school.  I found some pink baggies at the Dollar Store, added some candy and twist tied them shut.

Chalkboard LabelsYou can use them to label just about anything that allows the product to adhere to the surface.

11 Amazing Uses for Chalkboard labels –

  • Salads in a jar
  • Classroom learning
  • Classroom supplies organizing
  • Kitchen canister labels
  • To do lists
  • Mason jars labels
  • Tool box organizing
  • Frozen food date labels
  • Toy chest labeling
  • Dresser organizing
  • Bathroom organizing

 
The possibilities are endless.
I received free product in return for my honest opinion. All words are my own.

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PostHeaderIcon +LifeGuard Mini 1 Portable Charger Review

I was recently presented with the opportunity to receive and review a +LifeGuard Mini 1 Portable Charger. This portable charger is perfect for those on the GO GO GO, who always end up with a dead phone at the end of the day.

I received the product quickly from Amazon, you can find the listing here; and the packaging was perfect to avoid any damage.

+LifeGuard Mini 1 Portable Charger Review

Here are the product details –

WHY +LIFEGUARD MINI 1?

  • Smart plug & play Samsung grade A cell battery.
  • Real 3000mAh capacity – full charge your phone and still have juice.
  • Quick charge – get your device 100% charged in 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
  • Free 5.9in Apple compatible lightning cable – LIMITED TIME ONLY.
  • Tough aluminum shell makes it impact resistant.
  • Can be recharged more than 800 times.
  • CE, ROHS and FCC certified.

COMPATIBILITY
iPhones, iPods, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, Sony and other cell phones, MP3, MP4, digital cameras with DC 5V input.

GUARANTEE
+LIFEGUARD’s confidence in the MINI 1 is backed by its 18-month money-back guarantee. Feel safe to buy the +LIFEGUARD MINI 1 and enjoy your cell phone more than ever.

As an added bonus if you purchase your +LIFEGUARD MINI 1 portable charger right now, the company will include a 5.9-inch charge & sync lightning cable (Apple compact).

It has a convenient size for charge your iPhone (6+, 6, 5S, 5C or 5) with +LIFEGUARD MINI 1.

My Thoughts:

Pros:

  1. The shipping and packaging were great as expected
  2. The color – PINK, is bright and very feminine. I love it – There is also a indicator light when the phone is charging.
  3. It charges quickly as it states. I plugged in at 30% and in 10 minutes was already up to 65%.
  4. You can use your phone while it’s charging
  5. The price is reasonable for Apple Certified Products – currently $22.97

Cons: (but not so irritating that it would cause me not to purchase)

  1. The device itself is a little heavy. I am sure that is so it can provide efficient charging capabilities, however for someone who already carries a purse that is heavy – I might not want to carry this around.
  2. The cord, while including when you purchase; could be a little bit longer. This would eliminate the need to hold the Lifeguard device while on the phone if I am charging my phone.

All in all, I love it. It is portable and works great. Since it is Apple Certified, nothing can go wrong.

I received product for my honest opinion. Opinions and comments are 100% my own.

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  • 1 Night in Cinderella Castle Suite
  • 3 nights at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel
  • 5 Day Magic your Way tickets with Park Hopper & Water Park Fun & More Options
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  • $500 gift card
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