Learning & Having Fun with the Babsy B I’m 3! Trio Set – Review & Giveaway!

May 26th, 2016

Disclosure: I was invited to be in the review group by the author and received a copy of these books and CD for free. My opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to write this review.

Babsy B  reached out to me with a fun new bundle they are offering, the I’m 3! Trio Set which includes the I’m 3! Board Book, Today’s Song CD, and the I’m 3! Coloring Book ~ as shown below.  

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We were so excited when these arrived.  We have been fans of the Babsy B books we received a while back (see review here,) and I knew we would also love the music and coloring book!  My daughter was really thrilled to try these two out as well and couldn’t wait for me to get the music going and for her to start coloring.

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Allergy-Friendly Dirt Cups | #SpringFreely with Enjoy Life Foods

May 19th, 2016

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I was super excited when Enjoy Life Foods reached out to me saying they were sending some goodies my way to take part in their #SpringFreely Dirt Cup recipe sharing throughout this Spring.

As you can see, I decided to take a different spin on dirt cups and make a dirt garden, which I absolutely adore!

This creation was made using both Enjoy Life Foods products as well as other ingredients, including So Delicious CocoWhip which I was psyched to try out.

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(Allergy-Friendly) Banana “Ice Cream” Bites

May 14th, 2016

Bananas make a great ice cream base and in the summer we love using our Yonanas machine, so the other day when a few overripe bananas were staring at me I decided I’d cut them up and make them into banana “ice cream” bites.  

I checked my cupboard and saw lots of great topping ideas, namely chocolate chips and chocolate cookies.  Oh these were going to be better than I originally planned!

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These banana bites seriously taste like ice cream and they are so easy to make and are super delicious.  They are dairy, egg, nut, soy and gluten free.

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These would be an easy dessert to make for a party or picnic that both adults and children will enjoy.

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-vegan & allergy-friendly- Fruit Oatmeal Bars

April 27th, 2016

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My daughter and I love our homemade Strawberry Oatmeal bars, they are a staple in our house, so much so that I remember all the measurements off the top of my head.  This time I decided to change up the recipe a bit to make a version that was also dairy free, coconut free, and using oat flour…. still keeping them egg and nut free, and also trying to make them Vegan.   

The result: another delicious oatmeal bar recipe in my arsenal!

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Vegan Triple Chocolate Cupcakes | 2016 Earth Balance Cupcake Challenge Entry

April 11th, 2016

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I love challenges and I love cupcakes, so I was super excited when I found out about the 2016 Earth Balance cupcake challenge!  The rules are pretty simple, just submit an original 100% vegan cupcake recipe using a minimum of one Earth Balance product.

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This challenge was a challenge because developing new recipes is never easy and because I had so many ideas that I wanted to make.  Last week I was having dreams about this amazing lemon loaf I made last year and this week a friend of ours gave us some lemons from her tree; so my mind just couldn’t get lemons out of it, and I had my heart set on making a new version of my lemon loaf as cupcakes but then I was having a crazy chocolate craving, so I decided my recipe had to be chocolate based.  Usually new recipes take me a few rounds to perfect but these Triple Chocolate Cupcakes needed no adjustments the first time around! 

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Grab Green – Stay Green While You Clean | Review

April 9th, 2016

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog.  My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

I was really excited to give some of the Grab Green products a try.  Grab Green makes effective, non-toxic laundry & home care solutions.  Their products range from all purpose cleaners to dish soap and sponges to room fresheners to those I was sent to give a try – garbage disposal cleaners, dishwasher detergent pods, and laundry detergent pods.

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So what makes Grab Green different than other green cleaners?  According to the company, “Grab Green creates effective, non-toxic laundry and home care solutions that are gentle on you and the planet. Their mission is to innovate the best eco-responsible products on the market that perform even better than the leading brands. Grab Green was the first to launch a pod-based laundry detergent, solvent-free power degreaser, non-toxic garbage disposal freshener, and a naturally derived cookware/bakeware cleaner. Their promise to you is that their products will always be effective, eco-responsible, healthier, and innovative. Grab Green products also smell amazing, thanks to their unique and handcrafted aromatherapeutic blends of essential oils.”

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SunButter Chocolate Pretzel Bark | SunButter Stir-In Contest

March 31st, 2016

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted but I’m back today with a delicious tasting new recipe that is utterly addicting!  I found out recently that SunButter is having a contest where you submit your favorite stir-in recipe using SunButter, with a chance to win a case of SunButter.  This would surely go quickly in our home, we love SunButter!  

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Last summer I entered their snack contest with my SunButter Magic Shell recipe, and although I didn’t win I’m back to try again with a new recipe for SunButter Chocolate Pretzel Bark.  While this might not look like the most appetizing dessert/snack, you have to trust me on this one, it’s really delicious and also super simple to make.  Requires no turning on the oven, you just melt the chocolate over the stove or more easily in the microwave.

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One of the hardest parts about making chocolate bark is waiting for it to cool down, which my daughter and I both had a hard time doing.  We both loved licking the spoon with the SunButter and white chocolate mixture, it was super delicious.  

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ASPCA Kids: Rescue Readers Review

February 24th, 2016

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

Would you like your child to be inspired by joyous, real-life animal rescue and adoption stories? Studio Fun International has partnered with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA®) to create the educational ASPCA kids: Rescue Readers book series.

These heartwarming and humorous tales from the pet’s point of view will help teach your child the importance of animal care, protection, and love. For every book sold, 4–5 percent of the purchase price goes directly to the ASPCA to help continue it’s mission.

I was selected and I received the ASPCA animal rescue children’s books to review and a fun mix of Studio Fun Int’l books too!  My daughter was so excited when these books arrived.  We both love to read and spend many hours out of our week at our local libraries.  She also keeps asking for a pet, and while a fish (which we have,) is easy to take care of, it’s not necessarily the most fun pet.  

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We both enjoyed how each story was inspired by a real-life animal rescue story from the pet’s point of view and includes facts and photographs of the actual pet that inspired the story.  Seeing the actual photos of the animals really brought this to life for my daughter.

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Free to Love with Kiss Freely: Allergy-Friendly Cosmetics (Review)

February 15th, 2016

Disclosure: I was invited to be in the review group from Kiss Freely and I received product samples for free. My opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to write this review.

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Have you heard of Kiss Freely yet?!  Kiss Freely is a Top 8 allergen free bath and body products company.   I first heard about them last year and Jennifer’s story about how she started Kiss Freely it is alike many of the stories I hear from founders of other food allergy focused companies. She writes “one day (when) I kissed my daughter and left angry, red hives on her cheek. Up until that moment, I had no idea these deadly allergens lurked in lip balm, lipstick, soap, makeup, sunscreen and creams.”

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Enjoy Life Foods Sweet Freely Valentines Giveaway!

February 10th, 2016

Disclosure: I was invited to be in the review group from Enjoy Life Foods and I received product samples for free. My opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to host this giveaway.  

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If you follow my blog or my Instagram account then you know how much I love Enjoy Life Foods, they are a staple in our food allergy family, and I am excited to bring you a Valentine’s giveaway filled with some of their delicious allergy-friendly products!

If you win, Enjoy Life Foods will send you a special Valentine’s Day Sweet Freely Box, stocked with Enjoy Life Foods Pancake & Waffle Mix, Dark Chocolate Morsels, a FREE product coupon and a heart-shaped pancake stencil.

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Take another look at this awesome giveaway and enter via the Rafflecopter below.  Just like the Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips in my house, this giveaway doesn’t last long.  Enter by February 14th at 11:59 PM PST.  

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