Monday, July 25, 2016

Lightlife Smart Dogs Review


Lightlife® Smart Dogs® offer up all the juicy flavor you love. Fire up the grill, top with your favorite condiments, and enjoy the ultimate summertime favorite.
Ingredients: 
Water, soy protein isolate, soybean oil, evaporated cane syrup, pea protein isolate, tapioca starch, salt, potassium chloride, bakers yeast extract, carrageenan, dried garlic, natural flavor (from plant sources), natural smoke flavor, xanthan gum, fermented rice flour, guar gum, oleoresin paprika (color).
Contains: Soy

We are not yet a vegetarian family, but we are slowly moving in that direction. This time we ate them with chili and cheese. It's nice to know there are some other options out there when it comes to hot dogs. My kids love hot dogs, but they are not so good for your innards. I was surprised I got a thumbs up from everyone who tried the Smart Dogs. They don't taste like hot dogs, but they are still tasty.




We had a hard time finding the Smart Patties and Tempeh, so I'll add my thoughts about those later. I still need to check our local Natural Grocers store. 

Looking at the Lightlife website I noticed they have many plant protein options. I'm very excited about trying those with my family. They also have some recipes to try out.

Stay connected with Lightlife




Thank you greenmomsmeet and lightlife for a chance to review these items.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

All Things Bright + Giveaway




How does she know this from memory? It was actually a class assignment from her 2nd grade teacher. They memorized a portion of this beautiful song/hymn by Cecil Frances Alexander.


Oh, the thrills when this book came in the mail! My daughter was ready to fill in the missing lines that they did not memorize.



This story is so beautifully illustrated by Katy Hudson. Very soft imagery that flows along with the words. The children are just so into their surroundings. They're just checking out all the wonderful things God created for us to look at and explore. 

About the Book
First published by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1848, this favorite hymn has become a mainstay of churches and Sunday school classes everywhere. Here artist Katy Hudson brings new joy to the words with her fresh and bright watercolor style. Readers can join in the fun as they follow two little girls and their brother on a day filled with the discovery of “all things bright and beautiful.”

About the Artist
Katy Hudson was raised in Middlesbrough, England, and started her career as a small child drawing on freshly painted walls. Her parents quickly encouraged drawing with pencil and paper instead. The idea stuck, and after earning a degree in illustration, Katy is now a freelance illustrator. Katy works at a desk in a studio within Old London Library and likes to tap dance in her spare time.


GIVEAWAY TIME
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 a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification

Protein and Hydration




Some of you may already know this, but we live in the desert. Dry, hot, and constantly thirsty! We had the opportunity to check out E-Hydrate products, and I was very impressed. There was actually something my kids could add to their water with 0 SUGAR. AND THEY LIKED IT!!!!


 Kids E-Hydrate was a hit with them. It gave their water a refreshing flavor ....they said it tasted like that particular flavor of soda, but soda it is not!!!

This was all I had left after the kids (and myself) raided the box!


Pay no attention to that middle child's face. She loved that cinnamon roll flavor! She hadn't even tasted it yet in this pic. She was still shaking the drink. She's a character!




It's not just for the kids ya know. They have products for us grown folks too! To all my friends who live at the gym...check these products out. There's a lot of you Cross-fit junkies who could probably benefit from these too. They have Natural Protein-on-the-Go drinks and so much more for you guys and gals! Check out their website for specifics on ingredients and nutrition info.

I personally liked the Chocolate one. You just have to make sure you shake it up really well.





While you're browsing their site make sure to keep up with them via social media.



Thank you greenmomsmeet and E-Hydrate for the chance to review this product. Opinions are our own.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Santa Cruz Agua Fresca



The family is finally back from all of our summer travels! Before we left we received a wonderful package in the mail. Deliciousness right here!!! It was gone before we left.


We are familiar with Santa Cruz Organic because we love their organic lemonade, which pairs nicely with my Young Living lavender essential oil. Have you had lavender lemonade before? I highly recommend it! I'm so glad we had the opportunity to try some new drinks by this company. 

Santa Cruz goes all the way back to 1972! I had no idea...I thought they were fairly new because I only started noticing their products a few years ago. That could be because that is when we switched to partaking of more organic options around then. They offer a wide range of products also. It's not just juice, people!

The Agua Fresca line is what we got to enjoy. Mango Passionfruit and Pomegranate were the flavors we tried, and let me tell you.....well, you probably already know what I'm going to say. I'll just say this, GO GET SOME!

About Agua Fresca
Made by blending organic fruit juice and fruit juice concentrate, sugar, a splash of lemon juice, and other ingredients, these delightfully distinctive drinks are reminiscent of the Agua Frescas that have long been popular throughout Central America and the Caribbean. Now, Santa Cruz Organic® makes it easy for you to enjoy an Agua Fresca at home—the perfect way to Keep on Cruzin' through your day!


We aren't big juice drinkers here, so when my hubby finished the pomegranate drink and went to the store hunting for more, I knew we found a keeper for our fridge. They really are fresh tasting!

The kids also had an opportunity to try the applesauce pouches.


They enjoyed them very much.

Check your local grocery store or natural food store for 
Santa Cruz Organics!

Thank you to greenmomsmeet for the opportunity to review this product. All opinions are our own.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Bible Belles + Giveaway

My daughter loves Esther, so this was the perfect story for her. Esther is definitely one patient woman. We can all learn a little something from her life.



Bible Belle's Esther: The Belle of Patience from Bible Belles on Vimeo.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Bible Belles’ The Adventure of Rooney Cruz is an original children’s series that presents real life heroes like never before. The series highlights five superhero women of the Bible: Hannah, Esther, Abigail, Ruth and Deborah.
We’re setting out to present women in the Bible in a way that has never been done before. We want girls to connect with them and find out what being truly beautiful is all about. We want girls to remember their names, their stories, and how special they are.

I think these books are great to teach our girls about some inspiring women of the bible. My girls can relate to what Rooney is going through with her friends. I love her little prayers! The Bible tell us in the book of Philippians to not worry about anything, but pray about everything. 

I look forward to collecting all of these Bible Belle books for my girls!

GIVEAWAY TIME
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 a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Children of God *CD Review*




This is a beautiful work of art for your ears and your soul.

Some of you may not know this, but 2 years ago, Mr. Wickham had a polyp on his vocal fold. When singing is your career then surgery in that area can be a scary situation. God gave him peace about the whole thing. If you would like to read more about his journey check it out here

Here it is 2 years later and he is singing like never before! The music on this CD is a powerful reminder of our Mighty God. Check out the official music videos of songs on this album.

Your Love Awakens Me

My All In All

The Secret Place

AMAZING! You can just feel his surrender to Jesus in this music. My All In All is THE worship song for me! I'm sure it won't be long before we hear this one in our churches. It really just brings you to a place of worship and completely giving my all to the Lord.

Children of God can be downloaded through iTunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify. 


Thank you FlyBy promotions for the opportunity to review this CD. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Under The Sea



We got a new Holy Bible in our house!


This is such a cute cover isn't it?


My youngest has been getting in some reading time before school each morning.

A couple of my favorite pages in this Bible:

 


ZondervanKidz has done it again! I love watching my children get excited about the Word of God! When I can find a Bible that is easier for them to read and comprehend, I get excited! 

You can find your own hard cover copy of this book on Amazon and the Zondervan website.

About This Bible

"This sparkly and fun Bible contains the complete text- Genesis to Revelation- of the NIrV (NIV for kids!) and is perfect for children. Sparkling fish grace the exterior while inside whimsical underwater illustrations surround important Bible themes to help kids dive deep into God's Word."

The Under the Sea Holy Bible, NIrV is a perfect gift for children ages 6-10 yrs old.

As I was going through this Bible, I discovered Biblica. Every NIrV Bible you purchase helps Biblica translate and give Bibles to people in need around the world. I love that!!!

Thank you to Flyby Promotions for this Bible to review.All opinions are our own.