July FitSnack Box Review

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Eating healthy is always a challenge in our house!  Being a working single mom, I’m lucky to make it to the grocery store — and when I do it’s the 10 minute before I pick up the kids.  Talk about speed shopping  — and hoping for the best when it comes to healthy eating!  Let’s just say, I don’t always make the wisest decisions.

This is why I am in love with this box!  This month was my favorite so far!  I loved almost everything in it!  This subscription box is wonderful because it gives me the opportunity to try healthy products, that I normally wouldn’t.  My family get’s the opportunity to try items out, and we can add them to the YAAY this ROCKS! or  the we are never going to eat or talk about this product ever again list!

I think FitSnack has helped me become more health conscience and knowledgeable on what I put in our mouths.  I would recommend it to everyone!

Here is a little information about the FitSnack

Sisters Anita and Rose Muniz are the duo behind Fit Snack. They realized that taking the leap to live a healthier life is not always easy.  The grocery store is lined with high sugar, over processed foods, not everyone has access to Sprouts or Whole Foods and it’s really hard to know what new healthy snacks you will like without tasting them. The Fit Snack duo decided that they would curate an assorted box every month and on top of that, include at home workouts and bonuses like free music downloads.

Each Fit Snack Box comes with 7-10 full-size and deluxe sample items, plus free workout and recipe cards.  This is a $32+ in guaranteed value.

When selecting products to include in the box, they use the Fit Snack “Perfect 10″.  Put simply, they look for snacks that fall into one or more of these categories: Nutrient Dense (high in protein, complex carbs, low sugar index), Consciously Made (GMO free, organic production, sustainably farmed), and Diversified Energy (gluten free, clean eating, paleo, raw).

Fit Snack offers several different subscription plans including 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, and annual subscription options. Monthly box prices start at $15.00 (+ $5 S/H) and provide double that value within each box.

This box is a great monthly reminder to eat healthy, and best of all — it’s delivered right to your door.  Try it out yourself and order your own!


Here is what was in the box for July!

Hippea Organic Chickpea Puffs:  HIPPEAS organic chickpea puffs are gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO and packed with fiber and protein.  Far out Fajita has a fiery stash of chili, paprika, cumin, and good vibes1  #GivePeasAChance

I really loved these puffs.  They reminded me of Cheetos… wonderful puffy goodness.  I really love chickpeas, so this was a hit for me!  I also love the spicey kick the fajita flavor had.  🙂

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Take5:  Take 5 is a 2oz relaxation shot designed to keep you calm and focused.  Non-drowsy, drug-free, and reduces stress.

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Fawen Drinkable Soup:  Fawen Ready-To-Drink Soup is a delcious boost of plant-based superfood to fuel an active lifestyle, anytime, anywhere!  Organic, hydrating, and clean – drink Fawen daily to fuel the things you love!

This month they are letting us try Broccoli and Cauliflower.  These soups are a great way to add some fuel to your day!

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Top Bit:  TopBit is a nutritional food topping packed with 8g of protein, omega 3-6-9, antioxidants, and all 9 essential amino acids.  They are made from 100% plant-based real food ingredients.  Mixed Berry and Savory Herb flavors add great taste and nutrients to any of your favorite foods.

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Amazi Plantain Chips:  Amazi is a woman-owned, healthy snack company revolutionizing the plantain, importing and selling organic dried and roasted plantain chips from Uganda. #roastednotfried

These chips are hard, but have a wonderful taste.

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Field Trip Jerky:  This jerky is dried and seasoned with all natural ingredients. “A traditional cut of jerky, done right.”  It has Higher protein per ounce, less sodium, and less sugar.  Made with gluten free reduced sodium soy sauce. All products contain less than 5 ppm of wheat.

I love the jerky we got in the box this month!  What a wonderful snack idea.

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Wise Popcorn 30% Reduced Fat Sea Salt:  Wise® the classic American snack popcorn sea salt Wise Choice® This snacks is not only uncommonly good but to banish snacking guilt once and for all. You’ve got good taste! The bag you’re holding is bursting with mouthwatering wise popcorn. Lightly air-popped. Wise is packed with whole grain, gluten free goodness that’s insanely delicious.

This popcorn is the bomb!  Trust me… the bomb!

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Nutty Goodness:  A mouth-watering fusion of nature’s most delicious fruits and nuts.. with absolutely nothing else.  Certified organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan and Kosher!  They offer Pineapple Paradiso:  A sub-tropical fusion of nuts and pineapple AND Nana Rama:  Inspired by Nana’s legendary banana nut bread.

We got to try Nana Rama:  Inspired by Nana’s legendary banana nut bread.  I really loved this snack… and it really tastes like banana bread!

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Chops Beef Jerky:   When looking to loose weight, lean out, gain muscle or sustain hunger, lean meat is one of the best snacks you can choose.

This jerky is so moist and tender!  I loved it!  I think the was my all time favorite product in the box this month.

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Buff Bake, Protein Cookie, White Chocolate Peanut Butter:  A high protein (16g) and fiber cookie with no artificial ingredients.  Gluten free, NO sugar alcohols. NO artificial sweeteners, preservatives, or flavors.

The cookie has a great flavor, but the texture was weird to me.  It was a little bit dry and dense.

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Nutiva:  Classic Hazelnut Spread – Enjoy Nutiva’s organic and gluten-free classic hazelnut spread.  Nutiva has 40% less sugar than the leading brand and 450mg of Omega 3 began, delicious and dairy free.

We received a jar of this last month, but we loved it!  So we are happy we got some more.  I took these bad boys to work with me for some snacky goodness!  🙂

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The July Box also came with a Flat Belly Workout session created by a trainer.


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Toka Box – July Tiger Box Review

We had the joy of trying out the July Toka Box this month!  It was all about tigers!

The Toka Box is a monthly subscription box that has a different theme every month. Each box focuses on literary skills, STEAM skills, school readiness, and life skills.

July 29th was International Tiger Day, so the theme they chose was perfect!!  Did you know that we have lost 97% of tigers in the wild?  International Tiger Day is both to raise awareness for the conservation of these majestic creatures and to celebrate them!  😊

The box came with a book called,  “Tiger on a Tree,” by Anushka Ravishankar and Pulak Biswas.  It also came with a fun craft!

This is such a fun rhyming story about a tiger who wanders from shore to shore, a scary cat that climbs up a tree.  The humans then trap him and wonder what to do with him?  “He’s caught. He’s got. Now what?” they say.  They then make a suprising decision to release him, and the tiger runs off again.

My girls really loved this book, and the fun craft that went along with it!

Tiger Hide and Seek Craft 

I loved how everything you needed for this craft was included in the box.

Fun Fact:  Did you know that the tiger is the largest wild cat in the world? Its tail can be 3 feet long or almost as long as the height of the three year old kid!

To learn more about Toka Box subscriptions, visit their website.  They offer 2 subscription options – Toka Junior for Kids ages 3-5 years, and Toka Explorer for kids ages 5-8. subscriptions.

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Smurfs: The Lost Village Review

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The girls and I recently watched Smurfs: The Lost Village.  Growing up watching the smurfs as a kid, I really loved this movie!  To be honest, I really didn’t care for the live action movies they did awhile back – they didn’t remind me of the “old smurfs”.   This new movie however, takes me back to my 80’s childhood.  I love how they stay in smurf village, and although others may not agree with me – I LOVE THAT IT IS A CARTOON!

Movie Description:  In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest to find a lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and adventure, the Smurfs about to discover THE biggest secret in Smurf history!

My girls really didn’t watch much of the previous smurf movies.  However, the answer to the always wondered question”Why is there only one girl smurf” — had my girls watching this movie non-stop.  In-fact, we have watched it 5 times so far!

I love the message of the movie — Don’t be locked into someone else’s label for you, give of yourself, care for others, do your best, and most of all, be there for the ones you love.

Seems Smurftastic to me! 🙂

Let me know in the comments if you’ve seen  Smurfs: The Lost Village,  and what you thought of it!

 

May Favorites

Here are my May Favorites

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Kitchen Favorites

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I received 2 new coffee cups last month – and I am in love with them! I received them from Wild Eye Coffee Mugs,  a wholesale company, but you can buy from their online retailers.

And speaking of mugs… have you tried Duncan Hines “Cake in a Mug”, well that is what we call it in our house!  🙂  … so delicious!

Favorite Toys

The girls are really loving coloring and playing with these markers from Educational Insights Rainbow Prancers Puppet-on-a-Stick Markers.  We were introduced to these last summer, but they are still a big hit in our house.

Beauty Favorites

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I really love Beeseential products.  Our current favorite is their foaming soap.  I have replace all of our soap with this brand.  I love that it nourishes your hands and doesn’t dry them out.  It smell is wonderful too.

Favorites in the Bedroom

I also love Beesential’s Original Honey Hand & Body Cream in Relaxing Lavender.  I’ve been using it on the girls before bed.

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PeachSkinSheetsOh my!  … These are my new favorite sheets!  You can buy them on amazon, and they are amazing!  I’ve washed them a few times, and they are still wonderful!

 

Review of SteamMachine Model 53

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I’m always looking for new ways to clean my house without chemicals.  This is why I am in  love with the SteamMachine Model 53.  You can clean with just water and vinegar — no harsh chemicals!

When I received my SteamMachine Model 53 in the mail I was so excited!  I wanted to try out every attachment & clean the entire house!  The SteamMachine comes with a Microfiber Towel, Microfiber Pad, Chenille Pad, Attachment adaptor, Large brush, Jet nozzle, Extension wands (2), Nylon brushes (small & large), Brass brushes (small & large), Squeegee & Fabric steamer, Fabric steamer bonnet, Measuring cup & Funnel.
The SteamMachine Model 53 uses pressurized steam that blasts the surface, while the cleaning pad wipes away the dirt and grime. For indoor use, this machine can be used on floors, stovetops, ovens, kitchen counter tops, bathroom fixtures and even barbecue grills.

The SteamMachine Model 53 leaves behind no chemical residue and kills 99% of all germs and bacteria including; e-coli, salmonella, and staph. Use the steam mop to disinfect your hard floor surfaces; such as tile, vinyl and linoleum. The SteamMachine uses pressurized, high temperature, steam to loosen and dissolve dirt, grease, grime and kill bacteria.

I really loved this machine.  I had the most fun cleaning off all the stuck toothpaste and hand smears around the house.  I also found it useful cleaning hard to reach places like around the sink and toilet.

Check out the machine here

Review of Glassesshop.com

Recently, Glassesshop.com sent me a free pair of eyeglasses to review.   They are a great website in which you can order prescription sunglasses and eyeglasses.

Being a single mom who wears contacts,  glasses were not something I could ever afford.  Everytime I’d get my yearly checkup,  the doctor would ask me to consider purchasing a pair of eyeglasses,  but they weren’t in my budget.  This is why I love Glassesshop.com, they have a lot of cool glasses and frames that you can choose from; and they are very reasonably priced.  

A feature I loved about the website was that you can upload a photo of yourself, and see how your glasses will look on you before ordering the glasses online.

You can track your order on the website by entering your tracking number in the box at the top of the page. If you have any questions, Glasseshop.com has a “Live Chat” link that will allow you to chat directly with a customer service representative. You can also call or email them using the contact information at the bottom of the page.

 The eye glasses I ordered arrived in a small white box. When I opened it, the glasses were in a clear white case with Glassesshop.com printed on it.

 You can use my coupon code GSHOT50 to get 50% off of eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses with free lenses!  This code does not include frames that are on sale.  If you invite your friend to the site, you can get $10.00 off when they use your coupon code.  Your friend will also get 50% off of their first order!  Check out the Glassesshop.com website for more details!

Candlemart by Hanna’s Review and Giveaway

Disclaimer: I received products in exchange for an honest review.

I love candles.  My mother and I always smell candles anytime we go shopping together.  I have many good memories growing up, smelling and discussing candles with her.

I was so thrilled to review products from candlmart by Hanna’s.  I decided to pick products with a Spring theme.

Spring Trios Triple Pour Lilac Breeze Scented Wax Melts

Fresh Cotton Trios include: 4 Periwinkle Pansy melt cubes, 4 Violet Petals melt cubes, 4 Lilac Breeze cubes

I love having melts because they are wonderful at giving off a smell without the flame.  This is important to me because I have 2 preschoolers running around — and a cat!  AND let me tell you what — these melts smell divine!  It is like bringing a spring  bouquet into your home.  I absolutely love them.  You can melt one fragrance, or mix and match.

    Lilac Petals Scented Small Pint Jar Candle

    Lilacs hold a special place in my heart.  My mom had a lilac bush in our backyard growing up.  We always had fresh cut lilacs in our kitchen.  The smell of lilacs always warms my heart.. so this candle was a must!  In fact, I let out a squeel of excitement when I ran across this candle on the website!  This candle has a fresh picked lilac smell with pear-splashed medley of boxwood, violet, precious woods, and berry-infused musk.  Trust me … this candle is heaven in a jar!!

    Wild Berry Scented Wax Melts 

    The next prodct I picked was the Wild Berry melts.  They smell of juicy blackberries and cranberries — dusted with confectioners sugar.  I really love the smell of berries — so this was a great pick for me.  I used to go in our backyard as a kid and pick berries to make homemade pies — So I love that these melts smell just like berry pie!  

    Aromabeads Lavender Thyme Scented Canister Candle 

    I love having lavender candles around the house.  They are perfect for burning right before bedtime.  They have a calming affect on the girls, and help us get ready for bed.  They are also perfect to burn during bubble baths. 

    The aromabeads candles provide a unique burning experience because they burn different, and release fragrance into the air faster.  This is why I picked a lavender fragrance for this particular candle type.  It has a Lavender Thyme Fragrance with notes of jasmine flowers, and rose petals blended with the sultry notes of sandalwood and musk.

    Peony Fields Scented Small Pint Jar Candle

    I really love the smell of Peony flowers.  This candle has the smell of peonies with also hints of Rose, cyclamen, white musk and tender woods.  My girls really love this particular candle.  They kept wanting to smell it.

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