Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Is that an echo you hear in here-Vacation Time!!


Can you guess where I am?  That's right, the beach.  Well, technically the kids and I are visiting family near Savannah, so we are taking the opportunity to enjoy the beach while we are here.   I will be be promoting my reviews/giveaways this week, but I may not blog as frequently as I typically do.  Never fear, I haven't forgotten you, and I will show you some awesome pics next week!

Have a safe, Happy 4th of July!

Update 8/1/2012:


We had a blast!  We went to Tybee Beach and enjoyed playing in the ocean and the sand.  Unfortunately, even with 100 SPF, we were unable to stay more than 3 hours because my fair skinned darlings were frying, and had to get out of the sun.  Thankfully, we have prescription burn cream for these times, so all was well. 


We also enjoyed time at the aquarium looking at the different crabs, starfish, an awesome octopus, a lobster and many more things. Most of all, we enjoyed the pool at Auntie's house and just had a blast relaxing!  How about you, what did you do for the 4th?

Monday, July 2, 2012

Nature Box-Monthly Service Box with Full Sized Products!

Nature Box is a monthly subscription company that offers fun, healthy snacks to the USA and FPO/APO addresses.  The boxes contain products that are wholesome, approved by a nutritionist, and adhere to very strict standards.  They have no high fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oils, No trans fats, no artificial sweeteners, and no artificial colors.

For every box purchased,  Nature Box Donates a meal to help feed the over 14 million hungry in the US.   While they aren't available yet, Nature Box is currently creating specialty boxes to meet dietary needs. There will soon be, gluten-free, low-sugar, nut-free, and Vegan boxes available to meet the needs of all.

I was blessed to receive a June Nature Box to try, and I was very pleased.  My box contained Sun-Ripened Peaches, Harvest Fruit Granola, Citrus Kick Almonds, Apple Rings, and Organic Mighty Mix
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Peaches are one of my favorite fruits, and I hold them to a very high standard.  These peaches are so good.  They are dried, but still full of flavor, have a nice bite to them-not all dried out, and just so good. I am using some of them to make granola, and the kids love it.

The Apple Rings are so soft, that it made me want to eat the whole bag, although I refrained.  They are so good as is, and will be equally good in some oatmeal for breakfast!

The Organic Mighty Mix is a nice trail mix full of nuts, seeds, and fruit.  It is very healthy for the body, and a great snack to enjoy anytime.  My kids really loved it and have been asking for more!  The Citrus Kick Nuts were unique to me.  I thought they would be a citrus flavor, but they had a lot of spice, I presume ginger on them.  They are quite savory, and while they are good, they weren't the fruit flavor I was expecting!

My absolute favorite of all was the Harvest Fruit Granola which was just choc full of soft yummy goodness. I loved all the coconut in it, and just wish I could find this specific product in the store all the time because I would be buying it all the time!  I will gladly recommend this service to anyone asking because it is a mere $19.95 a month for a box full of healthy snacks.  My kids love getting anything in the mail, and they seemed to forget they were noshing on something healthy because they were so excited.

You can check them out for yourself on the Nature Box Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and the Nature Box Blog

Disclaimer: Many thanks to Nature Box for the products I received to try. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. Please do your own due diligence when deciding to purchase

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Super Cute New Fall Mats at Entryways Door


A while back I shared with you a company, Entryways Door, a female owned company that has the cutest welcome and entry way mats.  I have one of their Spring/Summer mats on my front porch, seen below, and I love it!


I am excited today to share with you that Entryways Doors are introducing their 2012 Fall and Holiday Collection.  They have everything from gorgeous decorative pumpkins to Santas and Holiday Mums!  They truly have everything from comical to whimsical to fit any style!

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Here are a few to show you the range of styles they have!


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The Fall and Holiday lines are to be available in July, and other Entryways mats can be purchased now at garden centers, hardware stores, some Whole Foods Stores, and gift stores.  However, if you are having trouble finding one at your local store, you can also purchase them online at stores such as WayfairDebnroo Hayneedle, and Amazon.

So go ahead and jet over to the Entryways Wholesale Doormat Website and check out all the cute mats they have.  They really do have quite a large selection of mats-something for everyone!  

Disclaimer:  I received product to facilitate my original review from Entryways Door.  I received no new compensation or product for this post.  All opinions are solely my own honest opinions!  Please use your own discretion when deciding to purchase!

Sponsor Spotlight for Made in America Hop: Yvonne Totes






Yvonne Totes is a mother daughter business in Auburndale Wisconsin.  They boast over 20 years industrial sewing experience, all products are proudly Made in America, competitively priced, and all products come with Free Shipping.

Yvonne Totes offers various lines from gorgeous totes, chair and travel pillows, bags, purses, pouches, valances, pillows, aprons, and much much more.  They even offer whole sale and drop ship prices for companies as well as products for consumers and individuals.

I am proud to announce that Yvonne Totes is one of our generous sponsors for the Made in America Giveaway Hop.  Offered up for grabs is a Patriotic Tote by Stacey, ARV $25.  It is handcrafted in the US, as you can see it is absolutely gorgeous, and what better way to show your patriotism? Even more exciting is that $5.00 of each tote is donated to the Ladies Auxiliary for Cancer Aid and Research/Hospital Projects!!  A bag with a cause!

Patriotic Tote

You can browse all the lovely items at Yvonne Totes website while you stay tuned for the giveaway which begins July 4!

Disclaimer:  This is a straight giveaway.  I did not receive product or compensation for this post.  All opinions are unbiased, truthful and my own.