Sunday, December 13, 2015

Fulcrum Gallery Review

With the Holidays just around the corner and you're looking for that last minute gift, or just looking for a gift for any occasion, Fulcrum Gallery may be the place for you. The Gallery offers a variety of different photos for every room of your house or office. There are photos for her, for him, and for kids. They have them organized by style, category, even by room! You can even upload your own photo and turn it into Art! Oh the possibilities!

2 years ago I moved into my now fiances house and the walls were bare. We have found a few photos to put up from a store nearby, but nothing that I was completely in love with. I am really picky about the art that I like and will search and search until I find the perfect piece. With Fulcrum Gallery, I was given the chance to choose a photo that I wanted. I must have spent days and hours looking for the perfect one. I found one, but it isn't framed yet. Hopefully after the holidays, or even after the wedding.
*picture taken off the website*. It's absolutely beautiful. I was drawn to the colors. I'm not a huge fan of snow, but it's absolutely beautiful. I plan to frame it and put it in our bedroom.

You too can explore the gallery and find a photo that's perfect for you. Click here and browse until you find that piece that will make your home or office complete!

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Hope Bars Review

A lot of us out there are looking to live a healthy lifestyle and cut out foods that aren't good for us. Processed foods for example are the ones that make us feel tired, uncomfortable in our clothes, sluggish, and sometimes depressed. I stopped eating processed foods, starting eating clean, and have noticed a huge difference. I have more energy, and I feel a lot better about myself. I'm also losing weight little by little. -- the same story only a bit more personal is the way that Hope Bars came alive. " Quinoa is loaded with antioxidants, contains all the nine essential vitamins and minerals we need, while being packed with protein to keep you fuller for longer." Hope Bars main ingredient is quinoa and it's not only delicious, but it's kid approved!

These Hope Bars are delicious! I love Quinoa and have for years. I'm always looking for snacks that are clean and include some of my favorite ingredients. When I heard about Hope Bars, I knew I had to sample them.
Almond Coconut is my favorite. Same with the Antioxidant Blueberry Vanilla. In each bite you can hear the crunch of the quinoa and the flavors they represent. They are amazing! I have some left and I'll be saving them for when I travel over the holidays. There are health benefits in each and every bar. You can read about those benefits here.

Hope Bars now offers two Vegan Bars: Vegan Maple Cinnamon & Dark Chocolate Cherry. All the bars are: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Non-GMO, No Trans Fat, Wheat Free, Soy Free, High Protein, High Fiber, Low Sugar, No Preservatives & Antioxidant Packed. You can buy them as bars, or even bites! To find out more, you can find them on facebook and twitter.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Bread Empire Review

Bread Empire was established to create great tasting gluten-free products for you and your family & friends to enjoy. The Buddah Bread is a gluten free cheese roll that has a buttery taste.

I tried this a few months ago when I was eating bread and I love all thing cheese, so when I took a bite and could tell it was a cheese bread I was very happy. It was so good! I made it again the other night and my fiance had it as his dinner side. He loves bread, so he pretty much ate the whole thing. Why Do they taste so good you ask? They are made with flour made from the cassava root combined with pure skim milk cheese. Mmm Cheese. -- Buddah Bread only takes about 15-20 minutes to cook. Some Pictures from their website shows you different meals with the bread as its side.
You can find Bread Empire breads in MA, CT, and NY. You can also buy it online. Check them out on facebook!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Cottonelle’s Clean Care Double Roll review

Crowdtap is great at introducing new products for certain brands to their users. I was sent some Cottonelle toilet paper! Who doesn't love receiving free toilet paper? Came at a great time as we were running out.
What's so special about this roll? IT has 35% more sheets than Charmin Ultra Strong Double Roll. Hmm.. good to know! I've always been a fan of Cottonelle. you can get a 2$ off coupon here. I've never been one to really notice what I'm getting in a toilet paper roll. I normally just go for price and quantity. However, after learning about this 35% more sheets, I figured I should start paying attention to the value I'm getting out of my toilet paper. Cottonelle will be my go-to brand the next time I'm out shopping for toilet paper! Thanks to Cottonelle and Crowdtap!

Doorstep Desserts Review

I love to bake! My favorite desserts to make are cupcakes! I don't know what my obsession is with them, but I find baking cupcakes relaxing, actually baking relaxing period! There's a subscription box out there called Doorstep Desserts and it's the "perfect dessert experience". Doorstep Desserts provides you with everything you need to make a pastry chef inspired dessert.

You pick which dessert subscription works for you, and they ship for free every Monday. You then create a dessert! You do not need to go to the grocery store for any extra ingredients. Everything you need is in the box!

I received Carrot Cake. I received instructions, the cake itself, the frosting, and sprinkles for the top.
I would love to show you how it came out, but I can't do that.. mine didn't turn out so well. I don't know what I messed up, but I'm disappointed in myself. HOWEVER, it was still a great experience. I tried a bit of the cake and some of the frosting and it was "mm mm good". I believe Doorstep Desserts is great for parents wanting to bake with their kids, or even if you want to bake something special yourself --- OR EVEN as a gift :)

The Subscription plans are inexpensive as well: Weekly 18$, Bi-weekly 20$, monthly 22$. Last week's dessert was vanilla creme cake truffles. Doesn't that sound tasty? Check them out on facebook and twitter.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Friday, December 4, 2015

CoolWay Hair Products Review

I'm always looking for new hair products to try out. I live in the south and it doesn't matter what time of year it is (except Dec-Feb), my hair is always frizzy. It doesn't matter how long I spend on my hair, or if I do it the morning of... once I step outside, all that hard work fades away... Frizz problems. When I look for hair products I look for solutions for the frizz, scent, easy to use, and cost. I've tried a lot of products out there and I have a few that I always go back to, but I am always open to try new products. I came across Coolway and was sent three of their products. I've only used one so far, and so far I'm hooked!
The product I've tried already and every day so far is the True Smooth Spray. With just a few sprays, not only does my hair smell amazing, but the frizz goes away! I have a feeling as soon as the bottle runs out, I'll buy some for the spring/summer months. I read the back of the bottle today and it said that using the spray would reduce my blow-drying time by about 75%. I never really thought about it, but it definitely does. On a day when I don't use the Coolway, I'd spend about 30 minutes just trying to get my hair dry. Today I was only in there for about 20 minutes if that. I don't even need to spray more on. I can go and start straightening and my hair will look smooth and good!

I also received Beachy Salt Spray, and Glow Oil Treatment. The Glow Oil Treatment helps give your hair that shiny look. The Beachy Salt spray -- helps create those wavy looks you may like. -- Coolway offers a variety of products including more styling sprays for your hair, hair brushes, and even styling tools. Go here and watch real people testimonials on the products! I'm definitely a fan! To learn more check them out on facebook, and twitter.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Gnoments Review

That had to be the cutest way to introduce Gnoments. They are by far the cutest products out there right now. Who needs an Elf on the Shelf, or a Mench on a Bench, when you can have Gnoments all year long. Well I guess you can have both! When I first saw them I wanted to see for myself what they were all about about. Then I received this:
and then I took them out of the box... and they were stuck together like this:
So these are gnomes and they can help you think of special gestures for your significant other. They can make your relationship a bit more fun!

Each Gnome has a special surprise gnome pouch on its back to hide a note or something special. You can also deliver surprise messages. videos, sound clips, photos, maps and more though each gnomes' embedded NFC technology OR, send a Gnomification text or email through our website. The Gnoments Kit includes 2 loving gnomes and a 32 page book filled with ideas to help couples, young and old, create special moments!

I have yet to figure out how to use my phone with them, but I have used them around the house. My fiance has used it a few times, but hopefully soon when he sees them around more, he'll use them more as well ( I hope so )
The book shares with you how to use your Gnomes and also different ideas as well. It's so cool to have a story book that goes along with them. Here are a few ways we've used them:
Right now I have one in the kitchen that says "I hope you had a nice night out"... when we aren't using them, they sit right on the mantel, and whenever you see them, you just have to smile. -- So the question is?


To learn more visit them on their website, facebook, twitter, and instagram.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Quaker Real Medley Review

Quaker Oats have also been a huge plus in my book. I have tried a lot of their products and was given a chance by #Bzzagent to try the Real Medleys. I was sent two flavors of the Real Medley Granola and Yogurt Blend.
I received two of each: The Raspberry Pecan, and Strawberry Almond. For this product all you need is milk. All you need to do is peel back the covering, add some milk, and let stand for about 2 minutes. Then you can stir and enjoy! It's the perfect snack, it's the perfect breakfast, it's the perfect "just because".
Inside each: There are Tangy Fruit and Crunchy Nuts. --- 25g of Whole Grains ---- 10g of Protein with milk, and you can find it in the cereal aisles at select grocery stores.

If you're looking for a meal on the go that's an easy thing to put together, These Real Medley Granola and Yogurt blends may be for you. There are three flavors to choose from and they are from a brand that a lot of people trust. Thanks to Bzzagent and Quaker Oats for allowing me to try out this new product!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tonewood Maple Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a week away? Soon after all the other holidays will be here. Ads are already coming out in the newspaper about deals that start this weekend and they'll stay until about a week or so after the New Year! I don't know about you, but I like to do a lot of my shopping online. It beats the lines at the stores, and there is no one around but me! I don't like all the people and the noise and I just too stressed out. Everyone is already posting great gift ideas, and I have another one for you!

Tonewood Maple produces pure maple syrup and other specialties. I reviewed them once before and I have to say I'm impressed. Everything I have tried tastes so good! In every bite I got a maple taste and I love maple! The last time I reviewed them, I received a maple cube and maple flakes. I still have the maple flakes left (very little), and I received a maple cube this time again.
You can grate this and put it on almost anything. You can top this with your yogurt, ice cream, pancakes, cereal... or anything else you want. This lasts a long time too! The maple cube is offered in two flavors: Golden Delicate (buttery maple flavor) and Dark Robust (intense maple flavor). Last time I received the Golden Delicate and this time the Dark Robust. I have yet to use it, I'm waiting to bring it back to my fiances families home over Christmas. want to have everyone have the chance to try the Maple Goodness!

Tonewood Maple is offering two new gift sets this year:
These two artisanal maple products (and sofi Award winners) are the main ingredient in new gift sets for the holiday season.
· The new Maple Cube & Microplane Grater Gift Set will make adding the perfect amount of pure maple sweetness to cheese pairings, entrees and snacks a lot easier. Price: $42.99 · The Maple Grade Collection Gift Set with Recipe Booklet showcases the range of color and intensity available in pure maple syrups from Tonewood. Price: $59.99

If you know people that like to cook and are looking for new ways to spice up their cooking, this would be perfect for them. A hint of maple is always welcomed in my kitchen. You can see the other gifts they have to offer by clicking here.

Here's a fun fact: "Celebrity chefsBobby Flay andDominique Ansel have chosen Tonewood’s Maple Cubeas one of their go-­‐to products. Chef Bobby Flay recommended the Maple Cube as one of his favorite holiday foodie gifts. Dominque Ansel featured the Maple Cube in agift box for the benefitevent #EatYourTweet.With the new addition of the Maple Cube & Microplane Cube Grater Gift Set consumerscan easily enjoy the delicate or robust taste of the Cube varieties."

I definitely recommend checking out their products and buying some Maple to try. This is definitely a good holiday gift! You can find out more on Facebook, and twitter. If you're apprehensive and want to try it out first yourself. Enter below and one lucky winner will win a Maple Cube! Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

Tonewood Maple Cube Giveaway

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Natural Vitality Free E-Book

With the holidays just around the corner I've been feeling a bit stressed, have you? For me it's not just the holidays, but my wedding shower during Thanksgiving, and work. A lot of stress makes me more anxious, I have trouble sleeping, and a whole lot of other not fun things seem to happen. Natural Vitality Organic Connects has an e-book out right now that's called "The Calmful Holidays Book". Inside this book you can find:

5 not-so-typical holiday recipes
easy yoga poses for digestion, energy and calm
a mineral for promoting calm
a calm approach to mindfulness
the coolest holiday decorating, ever


I've never been much for Yoga, but I hear it's a great way to relax. Any sort of way to help me feel calm, I'll take. If you're interested in learning more click this link and download the book for yourself. I plan on reading it a few days before I head home for the long Thanksgiving weekend and hopefully I'll learn a few things or two about staying calm.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Canyon Bakehouse Giveaway

I've reviewed Canyon Bakehouse twice now and they were nice enough to send me more of their products and also host a giveaway! The holiday times are sometimes about giving. They are also about getting together with family and friends and enjoying your time together. When we get together with family and friends, most times there is food involved. I'm always looking for new recipes to make, aren't you? There are tons of recipes that you can make using Canyon Bakehouse products. They shared three recipes with me and I'm going to share them with you!

Blueberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast Waffles
Salted Caramel Brownie Bite Mini Trifles
Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing

Don't they all look yummy? They have a whole list of recipes on their website, take a look! Canyon Bakehouse products are made with 100% whole grain and clean ingredients. They are free from - Gluten, All Nuts, Soy, Dairy and Casein. -- the products I received, I've tried before, except the brownies. Chocolate brownies. So good. You can enter below and 3 lucky winners will win some of their products! If you win, you can try some of the recipes above! Good luck! And in the mean time you can find them on facebook, and twitter.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Sunday, November 8, 2015

CideRoad Review

One Winter the founders of CideRoad were exploring the back roads of Vermont and came across Switchel for the first time. They found it so refreshing that they wanted to make their own and start selling it. CideRoad is a good refresher for any activity. If you're just hanging around the house, after a workout, or even after a night of drinking! It's made with certified organic ingredients.

What is Switchel? It's a drink made with water and vinegar and sometimes ginger. Switchel originated in the Caribbean. Many years later, a Vermont Physician recommended a similar drink which consisted of honey and cider vinegar which he called "honegar". Now there are a few companies out there that make Switchels, and CideRoad is one of them.

There are three flavors that CideRoad offers: Original, Blueberry, and Cherry. In each flavor there are three ingredients in every swig --- Apple Cider Vinegar, Maple Syrup, and Ginger. Then they top things off with water and a dash of cane syrup. They have a unique taste, but it's definitely refreshing. My favorite of the three is the blueberry. I can definitely taste the blueberry, and ginger in each swig. I'll have to pay attention more next time to see what else I can taste. I have tried the Cherry, and I still have the Original left.
I've never heard of Switchel, so I'm glad I had the chance to try this drink out! To learn more find them on facebook, and twitter.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Pine Bros Throat Drops Review and Giveaway

It's that time of year again when the weather plays tricks on you. It could be really hot one day and then really cold the next couple days. Depending on where you are, you're probably in for some winter weather soon. When it becomes cold out, sometimes you become sick. The flu, or a cold, or a really bad cough, they are just not that fun. Feeling under the weather is never a fun time. The worst though is when you have a horrible cough and your throat just aches. What throat drop can you turn to? Pine Bros. I was able to review their throat drops awhile back and was offered them again, and to provide a giveaway to my readers.
In this box are not only my samples, but also packs for the winner! I love that they are soft. That's my favorite part about these throat drops. You aren't having something hard in your mouth, and they don't give that "medicine" type taste either. They are soft and they are good, and they make your throat feel tons better.
There are four different flavors: Wild Cherry (my favorite), Natural Honey, Licorice, and Lemon Citrus. I'm a fan of all except for the Licorice. I've never been a fan of black licorice for the life of me. I remember always being a fan of wild cherry growing up. It was always sweet and reminded me of candy. They come in packs or little tins. They are all natural, vegan and gluten-free. They are unique because of their softness, and they actually work!
Watch this commercial to learn more. Are you interested in trying these out and winning the prize pack? Enter below! Good Luck!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Great Unbaked Review

"We challenge YOU! Come try any one of our products and taste the difference that only the highest quality foods and superfoods can supply. Nourish your body and satisfy your taste buds. Come and find out why we're able to say, "Eat The Good Stuff™"!"

That's what The Great Unbaked did for me. They challenged me. I am highly impressed with how incredibly good their chocolates are. They are also healthy which is surprising to most because any kind of sugar is normally not the best for you. Before I tell you about the chocolates.. I must say I'm very impressed with their packaging, and their business cards. I still have one piece left in my fridge, and as soon as it's gone, I'll be keeping the packaging.
When I finally opened it up, I saw three truffles waiting for me. I had Raspberry Rose, Mochaccino, and Plain Jane.
Raw Truffles. Raw and extremely good. I had the Mocaccino the other night. It's caffeine free and extremely delicious. Every bite led me to want more. I also had the Plain Jane. I'm not a huge fan of plain chocolate, so it was just okay to me. I still have the Raspberry Rose left. Waiting for a special occasion to try that one. They also offer so many other flavors: Orange Sunshine, Mint, Crispy Crunch, just to name a few... check the website to see the rest! These would be a great treat for the holidays, or just whenever!! Head over to the website. There is some great information about raw foods and the Great Unbaked products.

They are: Vegan, Raw, All-Natural, Soy Free, Gluten Free, Low-Glycemic, Non-Gmo, Fair Trade, and Dairy Free. They are definitely worth checking out. Find out more on twitter, facebook, and Instagram. I'm so happy I had a chance to try them. I'll probably continue to talk about them and their packaging for a long time!!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Fresh Wave Review

"The Fresh Wave family of natural odor-removing products has been around for a while. Like over 20 years. And you’ll be happy to know that from day one, our family of odor-removing products has been made with natural ingredients. Yes, natural ingredients. As in the good stuff you find in nature…not harsh chemicals that were manufactured in a lab. Truth be told, Fresh Wave has been made with natural ingredients since long before it was trendy or cool to use natural products. Hey, what can we say? We love being different. #trendsetter"

I have a few pair of TOM shoes, and let me tell you, after wearing them every day with no socks, they start to smell, and the smell is just not pretty. Same with my gym bag. Sweaty clothes start to make the bag smell icky as well. So many different items in the house, that just start to smell, and then I tried Fresh Wave! My shoes and gym bag smell much better!
You only need 1 pack at a time. I can't really explain the smell.. but it smells "fresh". I've used them in each of my shoes, and my gym bag and am pleasantly surprised as how great it works. The bad smell is gone!
Do you have a room in the house that just keeps smelling? You've tried candles, and diffusers, but once that goes out, it continues to smell? That's what the gel is for. Open it up and leave it in your room, come back in a few minutes and the smell is gone. Close the canister, and the room still smells good :) You can repeat this every 30-60 days.
Then there was the spray. Do your kids play sports? Did you forget to do laundry and forget to wash that shirt you wanted to wear to the gym? All you need to do is spray. A few squirts and when you smell fresh air you know it's working.

Easy as pie with the three different products from Fresh Wave. You can buy these at Target. These products are Safe, Natural, and it works! You'll be happy you tried them! Find out more on facebook, twitter, and instagram.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part