Princess Bowtique Bow Review


*Disclosure: I was provided complimentary samples in order to facilitate my review. These are my opinions and experiences and yours may differ.*

I was so excited when I was pregnant and found out it was a girl. That meant I got to dress her in frilly cute pink outfits with headbands. When she was younger I would take a picture every year with a headband on. This year we are getting pictures done professionally and needed a head band. I was happy to find Princess Bowtique because they have the cutest head bands (and lots of other products) around. I was sent two head bands to try out. 

I had to share the way they came packaged because it was so adorable. The top bow is more casual and the bottom more dressy (as you can see). We will be using the bottom one with a grey outfit for 3rd birthday pictures. I really love how well these are made and how cute they are.

It was really hard to get a picture of the headbands because someone did not want to model for me. When we get birthday pictures done you will see the dressy one again. If you are in need of a headband or even tutu then you need to connect with Princess Bowtique using the links below.
Princess Bowtique Website
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Princess Bowtique Twitter
Princess Bowtique Pinterest
Princess Bowtique Instagram

Yummy Health Bars Review


*Disclosure: I was provided complimentary samples in order to facilitate my review. These are my opinions and experiences and yours may differ.*

Yummy Snack bars are chocolate with flavors in the center. I was sent peanut butter, brownie, and coconut. They are gluten free, low sugar (yay!), have protein, omega 3's, and even have fiber. They are a healthy snack that can be taken on the go with you.

The top picture is peanut butter and happened to be my favorite of the three. I am not a huge coconut fan but was pleasantly surprised with the flavor of their coconut. It was yummy! The bars taste good and do not have an icky after taste. I really like that each bar only had 7 or 8 grams of sugar. I am not a sugar fan and was able to eat these and not get sick. The added protein in them made them perfect for me. As an on the go mom I really love that they were portable as well. I took them with me when I was on the go and had a quick healthy snack. 
I was surprised to see my daughter even likes the bars! Usually she doesn't like chocolate but she loves the coconut bars. They will definitely be a new staple in our home.
Yummy snacks are available for purchase on Amazon.

You can learn more and connect with the company at the links below.

Pasta Chips Review


*Disclosure: I was provided complimentary samples in order to facilitate my review. These are my opinions and experiences and yours may differ.*

I really love pasta so I was very happy to find Pasta Chips. They bring the taste of pasta and put it into a chip. I was sent a few flavors to try out and like them all.

I was sent sea salt, garlic olive oil, marinara, spicy tomato herb, and alfredo. My favorite one is the marinara. It really taste like pasta with marinara sauce and is so yummy.
 These chips were even brought about in the hills of Tuscany and are made with Durum wheat semolina flour and Italian herbs. They are oven baked and are very crispy. I ate the chips as a snack and will be using them New Years Eve as a snack with some cheese. I think they would be a great party snack. You can learn more and connect with the company at the links below.
Pasta Chips Website
Pasta Chips Facebook
Pasta Chips Twitter

Happy New Year! (Early)


My family and I have had a great 2014! I am happy to start a new year though. I do not make resolutions because I break them in two days. I do however work on getting better every day. As a kid my family would watch Dick Clark on New Years eve and eat sausage, crackers, and cheese, and left over Christmas cookies. My family now will have snacks and we usually all pass out before midnight or I am the only one up. We do still eat the Christmas cookies and I want to share a few pictures of us decorating them this year, My daughter had so much fun.

It was fun to watch her try to get her cookies just the way she wanted them. We had a great Christmas and I hope everyone else did as well. Happy New Year!!

Sijjl Hats Beanie Reivew/Giveaway


*Disclosure: I was provided complimentary samples in order to facilitate my review. These are my opinions and experiences and yours may differ.*

Sijjl is a company that makes Winter hats and scarves. I was able to get my hands on a very warm hat to review. I really like the hat because it is fashionable and it is like I said very warm. Living in Colorado you need hats when Winter comes calling. This one even covers my ears to keep them warm.

The hat I got is outer wool with an inner polyester lining. The lining combined with the wool is what makes it so warm. I have not got to test it out in freezing temperatures yet because it has been a bit warm. Does look like we may get snow on Christmas though. I am in love with my hat and love lots of others from the company. 
You can connect with the company at the links below.

You can enter below to win your own beanie (pic below). Good luck!

Mama Chia Review


*Disclosure: I was provided complimentary samples in order to facilitate my review. These are my opinions and experiences and yours may differ.*

Mamma Chia is a company that makes chia products. They make drinks, squeezes, chia seed, and granola. I was sent some coupons for drinks and some squeezes. I have never tried anything with chia in it so the seedy texture was new to me. I did really enjoy it though.

My favorite squeeze flavor is strawberry banana. I really loved it! The rest were yummy too but I have a favorite. I loved the drinks too and tried blackberry hibiscus and raspberry passion. I went to the wrong store so not much of a variety. I liked both drinks I tried and the seedyness was unique. It made it fun to drink them. These are great products for kids as well. My daughter loves the squeezes and they are healthy. It is a great way to sneak in healthy food. 
You can learn more about the company using the links below.
Mamma Chia Website
Mamma Chia Facebook
Mamma Chia Twitter
Mamma Chia Instagram
Mamma Chia Pinterest

Le Top Kids Clothes Review (Gift Guide)


*Disclosure: I was provided complimentary samples in order to facilitate my review. These are my opinions and experiences and yours may differ.*

Gift For Kids:

Le Top is a kids clothing company that has been around for 35 years now. They create quality playwear for children ages 0 to 7 years. In the Fall/Winter 2014 Collection, Le Top is featuring whimsical appliqu├ęs that are true to their clothing’s heritage. In the Take Flight collection, they have a retro-inspired zip-up aviator jacket in fully washable faux leather. Other items in the collection include a matching faux leather pilot cap, a puppy pilot striped coverall, a striped pilot dog shirt, a navy blue jet plane shirt, and washed denim jeans (see images below). 

I was lucky enough to be sent a very cute outfit called the Spunky Monkey Outfit. My daughter is all over the place just like a little monkey so it fits her perfectly.

Ignore the hair on the wild child it was hard enough to get a pic of her in the outfit. I had to show and up close of the monkey because I love the detail and the way it pops out of the shirt. The pants have very cute ribbon details at the bottom too. This is one of the cutest outfits my daughter has had. It is durable and she is able to do everything as she normally does. Cuteness does not come at a cost with this outfit.

As a kid we got an outfit a year for Christmas and I have carried this on to my daughter. Le Top has tons of cute holiday outfits that would make great gifts for your young kids. You can connect with the company using the links below.

Le Top Website
Le Top Facebook
Le Top Twitter

See's Candies Review (Gift Guide)


*Disclosure: I was provided complimentary samples in order to facilitate my review. These are my opinions and experiences and yours may differ.*

Gift Everyone Would Love:

See's candies have been around since 1912. They are an old fashioned candy company and have some great chocolates. Their chocolates make great gifts around the holidays. When you visit their website you will even see a stocking stuffer area. I was sent some chocolate to try out. One is being used as a gift for my mother-in-law and the other we ate as a family.

I fell in love with the packaging but once we go into it the chocolate was even better. It was smooth and so tasty! My favorite piece was the rectangle skinny end ones. They were toffee covered in chocolate. See's even offers sugar free which is right up my alley (although I did not get it). I like that they have the option so when I order in the future I can try some. The company offers a variety of candy and chocolates. There is so much you have to go look for yourself. You can do so at the links below.

Go get those orders in to get by Christmas!

Harlem Globetrotters 2015 World Tour


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Peeps and Chapstick Have Your Holiday Covered! (Gift Guide)


The ChapStick® product, information and gift have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.
The PEEPS® product, information and gift have been provided by Just Born Quality Confections.*

Gift Everyone Would Love:

It is that time of year! I am always waiting for ChapStick to bring out their candy cane flavor. I absolutely love it and have since I was a kid. I was sent the candy cane flavor and a mix stix vanilla candy cane milkshake flavor. I have never tried the mix stix before but it is pretty neat and I am liking it as well. ChapStick was always in our stockings and still is yearly. It makes a great stocking stuffer that everyone will enjoy. You can find ChapStick in stores such as WalMart.
You can connect with ChapStick using the links below:
ChapStick Website
ChapStick Facebook

Onto Peeps:

Peeps are a holiday staple for us as well. We get our daughter the Peeps on a stick every year at Easter. I had no idea there was a Christmas one as well! I was sent some awesome peeps that I have not even seen before.

Yes those are Minions you see! Peeps has come together with them and now makes Minions Peeps, how awesome is that? My daughter was in love with them (I have since hidden them for Christmas). Peeps has chocolate mousse flavored reindeer, gingerbread men, Christmas trees, hot cocoa & cream chicks, snowmen, sugar cookie flavored chicks, and even candy cane flavored chicks. They have something for everyone. They are so cute I don't know how people eat them. I am very impressed with their holiday line up and will be using most of ours for stockings. They are perfect size to wrap and stick in a stocking. You can find these in stores such as Wal Mart.
You can connect with peeps using the links below:
Peeps Website
Peeps Facebook
Peeps Instagram
Peeps Twitter

Wisdomantics Game Review/Giveaway


*Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.*

About the game:
For 2-4 players, ages 12+
Wisdomantics–New King James Version (NKJV) is an interactive DVD board game for players of various faiths who desire to gain the vast wisdom of King Solomon. Wisdomantics-NKJV utilizes the proverbs of Solomon and blends chance, knowledge and strategy to create a fun experience while you learn! The game’s intent is to bring individuals together to learn how to cope with numerous situations in a fun and relaxed environment. Inside the box you’ll find 2 interactive DVDs with 400 questions, score cards, blessing cards, and more!

Watch a How-To on playing Wisdomantics here!

Be sure to check out this official website.

My Review:

My family has been sick since I got the game. We were able to check it out and attempt to play it once. It is a pretty awesome game that will come in handy on Christmas break. I am going to have some neighbor kids over and we are all going to play it. They have been wanting to get their hand on it since I got it. I love that the game is interactive and uses a DVD for the questions. I think that was a great approach and I have not seen a game like this before. The game is great for a family game night and will come in handy with kids getting out of school for break soon.

You can enter to win your own below! Good luck!