Product Reviews

Olive + M: Clean Skincare that Works!

Disclosure: I received products from Olive + M to help facilitate this review. (All posts may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Please see my disclosure policy)

I was recently given the opportunity to try products from the Olive + M line and was so excited to do so! Let me first tell you that I love their mission. They were created from the belief that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body. To me, that is so important! Olive + M believes in being radiant by nature. 

Now, I have to be honest with you, I was a bit skeptical at first since I knew that these products were oil-based. My skin tends to be on the oily side at times during the summer months, so I was afraid that these products would make them even more oily. Boy, was I wrong! Even though all of the Olive + M products are olive oil-based products that contain natural, plant-based ingredients, these factors all help to create a brighter complexion while diminishing those fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, they help to protect against environmental stressors like pollution, and they even help to fight acne and unwanted bacteria. 

Olive + M Cleansing Oil– This oil dissolves dirt and bacteria on your face while nourishing your skin with a natural blend of antioxidants, vitamins, omegas and amino acids. I also love how it smells! It is filled with the aroma of warm, fresh floral and herbal notes with an airy citrus finish.

One of the things that I noticed right away with the cleansing oil was just how much impurities that it removed. It really does a fantastic job of getting rid of makeup and all of the buildup from each day, without much effort on your part. 

Olive + M Face Oil– I know what you are probably thinking, you are going to moisturize your skin with face oil? That was my reaction at first as well, but let me tell you, this product is amazing! In fact, Olive + M Face Oil is their number one best seller! To me, that says a lot about a product! This Face Oil is light, natural formula is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, omegas and amino acids, and it leaves your complexion soft and glowing. In addition, it also smells so divine!  It is full of rich notes of a blend of green, floral notes and light woody facets with aromatic, minty touches. I really love how this product makes my face feel. It is not oily or greasy and dries to a nice dewy appearance. If you try one product from Olive + M, I highly recommend that you give this one a try! 

Olive + M Body Oil– Who doesn’t love a good body oil? This one from Olive + M is fantastic! Olive + M Body Oil is a concentrated blend of pink grapefruit, bergamot and clary sage. Yes, it smells heavenly! I like to apply Olive + M Body Oil right after I get out of the shower. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and moisturized. You can even apply a few drops in a hot bath if you prefer. I haven’t tried that yet, but plan to very soon! 

In addition to ordering from Olive + M directly on their website, I am so happy to tell you that Olive + M is now available at your local Target! The next time that you are there, be sure to take a look at the products for yourself. I am certain that you will love them as much as I have!

Review of Kabillion the Free VOD Network for Kids!

Disclosure: I was provided with a Roku Stick to help facilitate my review of Kabillion. All thoughts and opinions are own. Please see my disclosure policy)

 

Are you familiar with Kabillion? Kabillion is a totally FREE Video on Demand network for kids that gives families access to kabillions of amazing shows all on one kid-friendly platform! Kabillion stands out as a reliable and safe destination for quality children’s entertainment – a place where parents can feel good about their children spending time. In fact, this outstanding platform is the only independently-owned VOD network to be ranked among the Top 10 Kids Free On Demand networks in the U.S.! As a parent, I feel that it is hard to find good, quality programming on television these days, so I love the options that Kabillion gives me! My family and I recently were sent a Roku Stick so that we could try out Kabillion for ourselves, and my boys loved it! 

What shows are available on Kabillion? Kabillion serves up a wide range of popular animated content for preschoolers through the school-age set. From classic series for the whole family like Bobby’s World and Gumby, to kid favorites such as My Little Pony, Transformers, and Pokemon. They even offer shorts likeCloudbabies and BabyRiki! My son Brady especially loves the LEGO shows that are available! With Kabillion, there is SO much for kids to learn and discover!

It has never been easier to watch all these great shows and shorts, as Kabillion can be accessed a “million” different ways! The network is available as a free VOD service with most major cable providers, and for families who have cut the cord or may be planning to, Kabillion is also accessible as a free app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV.

With the summer months almost here, our children will be indoors for many hours. It is so important that they will be watching quality programming. With Kabillion, I can feel good about what my boys are watching. I also love that Kabillion is regularly adding new programming to the mix as well. I highly recommend Kabillion and you can check out more about it HERE

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Review of Y’OUR Personalized Skincare

Disclosure: I was provided with Y’OUR Personalized Skincare to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are own. Please see my disclosure policy)

As someone in their early 4o’s, I definitely am paying much more to attention to my skin and the skincare that I use. It seems that once you hit 40, your skin starts playing tricks on you. I have definitely noticed more redness around my nose, and yes, those pesky lines around my mouth and lips are starting to appear!

Thankfully, I never really had acne or any other skin problems when I was younger, but now that I am getting older and noticing the signs of the aging process creeping in, I need to address those problems now before it becomes an issue. So, when I was asked to review Y’OUR Personalized Skincare, I couldn’t wait to give the products a try! 

Getting started with Y’OUR Personalized Skincare is super easy! Build your perfect skin care regimen by taking a simple quiz HERE. This quiz helps Y’OUR to see what your skin type is. They will then formulate the best custom regimen for your specific needs. Sounds too easy, right? It is that simple!

Y’OUR creates a personalized regimen for you based on what you’re looking to improve in your skin. The products that you will receive are full size products (3 month supply). They also have a satisfaction guarantee policy in which they offer to reformulate the products for you for free up to 2 times during the first 3 months to make sure that you are completely satisfied. 

I also appreciate that Y’OUR products evolve with me. Before users are sent their next set of products, they will be sent an evaluation form to make any adjustments if necessary. Our skin can change depending on the season and as we age so I greatly appreciate this! 

What about the ingredients in Y’OUR Personalized Skincare? You will be happy to know that their cleanser is safer and more effective than physical exfoliating cleansers since it has the ability to penetrate the skin for deeper exfoliation while does not involve actually rubbing the skin. In addition, the products are made with clean ingredients, no fillers, and are Paraben and toxin free. They are also made right here in the USA and there is no animal testing done on them and they are cruelty free. 

When my Y’OUR Personalized Skincare Kit arrived, I was very pleased with the beautiful packaging! The purple box made it extra special! When I opened the box, I found it extremely helpful that they had enclosed a card with my personal skincare routine. This is so helpful and shows me step-by-step how to apply the products.

My personalized skincare routine is comprised of 4 products: Cleanser, Day Cream, Serum and the Night Cream.

Cleanser– I have found that you don’t need much of this cleanser to get the job done. A small dime sized amount is perfect and it makes your skin feel soft, fresh and super clean. This cleanser is perfect for combination skin as it purifies your skin and gives you a smooth complexion.

Day Cream– I love the day cream! It is not heavy at all and I appreciate that I can place my foundation right on top of it and it doesn’t weigh my skin down. This also has an SPF 30 which is so important in a day cream. This formula combines the UV deflecting properties of Titanium minerals with protective ingredients to prevent sun damage, neutralize harmful free radicals, and keep away pollution damages.

Serum– Out of the 4 products in my personalized skincare kit, the serum is my favorite! You simply apply 2-3 drops on your face and let the magic happen. The serum gives your face a nice firm feeling without being greasy or overpowering. I like to take the serum as well as the Day and Night Creams all the way to my neck. Your neck can start to show aging very early on so it is important that we cover that area as well! In addition, it infuses your skin with a boost of anti-inflammatory benefits to instantly calm redness, rosacea and the most sensitive skin.

Night Cream– The Night Cream is fabulous! While it is a bit thicker than the day cream, it glides right on and you wake up feeling refreshed and your face is super soft! The night cream helps to reduce wrinkles and even your skin tone.

What are my thoughts so far on Y’OUR Personalized Skincare? I have only been using these products for under 2 weeks, but I have noticed that my skin is much more soft and manageable. I can really tell that these products are targeted just for my skin, which is very impressive to me. I love the unique approach that Y’OUR Personalized Skincare takes and would highly recommend that you try them for yourselves! Right now when you take a personalized quiz HERE you will receive $15 off the Y’OUR Personalized Skincare kit. You have nothing to lose but only beautiful skin to gain!

Spring Into Easter with Crayola!

Disclosure: I was provided with products from Crayola in exchange for my honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are own. Please see my disclosure policy)

My 13 year old son Drew loves rockets, space and drawing. When you combine those 3 things together, his imagination can run wild! One of our favorite tools for drawing has always been Crayola products. They offer a wide variety of crayons, pencils and markers that can make any drawing come to life!

Crayola recently introduced several new Signature Series products for 2019 and we were excited to try some of them! These products would be great fillers for those Easter baskets! I love that Crayola is always expanding their lines and bringing art to a new level!

Crayola has expanded its premium line of sophisticated art tools, Crayola Signature, with a new line of Pearlescent tools and Gallery Wall kit! Innovative, sleek and elegant, Crayola Signature products elevate coloring tools to a new level of artistry. Perfect for enthusiasts, crafters and hobbyists alike, the markers, colored pencils, paints and kits in this new line are designed for amazing results. The premium packaging includes a decorative and durable tin adorned with art actually created with the tools inside — truly creativity inspired!

There are 4 new products to Crayola Signature line which include:

Signature Pearlescent Acrylic Paint (SRP: $14.99) Crayola Signature Pearlescent Acrylic Paints offer vibrant colors that give off a shimmery gloss finish. Containing a multidimensional pigment that provides superior coverage, the set includes mixing wells for easy color blending and comes with 16 Acrylic Paints and 3 re-usable paint mixing trays in a decorative storage tin.

Signature Pearlescent Cream Sticks (SRP: $14.99) Crayola Signature Pearlescent Cream Sticks offer 10 creamy colors in a smooth formula that’s perfect for fine art or craft projects. These versatile art tools can be used dry or add a bit of water for blending and work great for other effects like edging, large area shading and water color effects like spritzing or dripping.

Signature Pearlescent Paint Markers (SRP: $19.99) Crayola Signature Pearlescent Paint Markers offer robust colors in a satin, gloss finish. They are perfect for hand lettering and other projects on light or dark paper — as well as glass, plastic, ceramic and more.

Signature DIY Gallery Designer (SRP: $19.99) Crayola Signature DIY Gallery Designer offers an eclectic collection of specially textured papers, 3D origami designs and artistry tools to inspire creation of a custom gallery wall. The set features Signature Pearlescent Paint Markers and Gel Sticks to add a special touch or shimmery finish.

Drew was excited to choose the Crayola Signature Pearlescent Cream Sticks and the Signature Pearlescent Paint Markers. I was amazed at how vibrant the pigment was in the markers and the cream sticks are so cool as they can be used dry or wet! If you have a budding artist in your house, these items would be great additions for their Easter basket! You can find these products from the Crayola Signature line on the Crayola website or at many popular retailers nationwide. Make art fun and Spring into Easter with Crayola!

Be sure to stay up-to-date on all the most colorful news at Crayola by following them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

FitFlop: Stylish & Comfortable Shoes for Every Lifestyle + Join National Walk to Work Day on April 5!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of FitFlop. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I am always on the lookout for comfy shoes. Don’t get me wrong, I do love cute shoes just like every other girl out there, but for me, comfort is key when I am purchasing a new pair of shoes! As someone who deals with bunions and other foot issues, it can sometimes be extremely hard to find shoes that have both the cute and comfort factor.

I first heard about the FitFlop brand of shoes several years ago and how comfortable that they are, so when I was given the opportunity to work with them, I was excited to do so! There are some people who say that FitFlop shoes are the most comfortable in the world – after reviewing two pairs, I totally agree and am now hooked! FitFlop offers shoes for both Men and Women that are stylish and comfortable. With FitFlop, you will look and feel good all day every day!

What makes FitFlop Shoes so comfortable? There is actual science and research that goes into the making of this global brand! In fact, all of the shoes are tested at the Human Performance Lab in Calgary, the world’s leading biomechanics research centre. It is here that biomechanics test the shoes to see how they will affect your muscle activity and optimize pressure diffusion and body alignment. Wow! Can you say that about the other shoes in your closet? I highly doubt it!

FitFlops are not only built with extraordinary comfort, but they help to absorb shock and diffuse underfoot pressure thanks to their remarkable contoured footbed technology. The shoes are ultra-flexible and lightweight which makes for an exceptional wear every time! You will literally feel like you are walking on clouds, that is how soft and cushiony the footbeds of FlipFlops are!

I was able to choose two pairs of FitFlop Shoes to review for this post, and let me tell you, it was such a hard decision! I really wanted to encompass all that FitFlop has to offer, so I chose a wedge, the LULU Tortoiseshell-Print Cross Slides, and an athletic pair, the F-Sporty Überknit Sneakers in Black. I love that FitFlop offers shoes which can worn both in the office and when you are on the run! There are so many cute trendy styles, and they are continually adding new pairs to the line.

The LULU Tortoiseshell-Print Cross Slides are sandals with the X factor. They sport chunky cross-over straps with a glossy, über-chic tortoiseshell-print patent. I love that these slides are classic and elegant all while boasting the FitFlop super-cushioned midsoles. I feel that this pair of shoes could take you from morning to evening or the office to errands with no problem. It is a wardrobe must-have! From the moment that I took them out of the box, I could not believe how comfortable that they were. There was no break in time and I immediately could feel the built-in arch contour. I literally feel like I am walking on clouds when I put these shoes on my feet. They are so comfortable and my bunions do not hurt at all!

The F-Sporty Überknit Sneakers are one of FitFlop’s best-selling sneakers and rightfully so! Once you slip on these sneakers, it feels like you are taking your weight off your feet. Seriously! These are super soft and stretchy all while being breathable and boasting the full-flex Anatomicush midsoles underneath for comfort that will blow your mind. I particularly enjoy that the F-Sporty sneakers have the look of a regular sneaker with adjustable laces, but you can slip them right on! The seamless built-in arch contour along with the midsole technology once again kept my bunions from hurting and my feet are couldn’t be happier! With both the LULU Tortoiseshell-Print Cross Slides and the F-Sporty Überknit Sneakers, I did size down ½ size. I typically am an 8 ½ and went with the size 8 in both pairs of shoes after reading the reviews. Both pairs of shoes fit me like a glove! If you have been thinking about giving FitFlops a try, I highly recommend that you try them!

I personally love shoes that can be dressed up or down. As a busy mom, I need shoes that can take me from dropping the kids off at school, to the grocery store, and FitFlops are the shoes to have in my wardrobe! As you can see from my pictures, I have on several different looks, but both the LULU Tortoiseshell-Print Cross Slides and the F-Sporty Überknit Sneakers are adorable with each outfit! I especially love how you can take a simple black dress and pair with both pairs of FitFlop shoes! You need to have shoes like this in your closet!

Go the Extra Mile and National Walk to Work Day on April 5

I am also excited to announce that FitFlop has introduced their Go the Extra Mile! campaign which comes at a fantastic time since this Friday, April 5 is National Walk to Work Day! What is this awesome campaign all about? At FitFlop, their mission is to help you live a more active and fulfilled life. That is why they are encouraging us to “go the extra mile”. Did you know that taking 2000 extra steps each day could make a big impact on your life? Walking 2000 extra steps a day may sound scary, but in reality it is only about 20 minutes! I think that most of us can afford to give ourselves an extra 20 minutes each day, don’t you? Statistics show that if you walk at least 20 minutes each day you will reduce your risk of premature death by one-third. Wow! It’s a walk to work, a walk at lunch, or whenever you can fit it in! And, FitFlop shoes are the perfect shoe to help you go that extra mile in no matter where you are since they have concealed their all-day comfort technology inside stylish silhouettes. Not only will you so look good, but also feel good from leaving home to lights out with zero fuss! 

On National Walk to Work Day, this April 5, Americans are encouraged to walk to work. You should walk on this day at least 30 minutes. For me, since I work from home, walking is one of my personal favorite ways to get exercise in each day. It is so refreshing and empowering! Will you join me this Friday April 5 on National Walk to Work Day? I will be sporting my super cute F-Sporty Überknit Sneakers from FitFlop and going to “extra mile” towards a more active and fulfilled life! 

Would you like your own pair of stylish and comfortable FitFlop Shoes? You can shop all of the different options that are available HERE.

Be sure to follow FitFlop on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on all of their latest styles, promotional offers and more!

Review of HoMedics SoundSpa Slumber Scents

Disclosure: I was provided with product from HoMedics to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I was so excited to have the opportunity to review the HoMedics SoundSpa Slumber Scents. This is a remarkable product not only in functionality, but it also features Bluetooth technology, relaxing and uplifting sounds, soothing aroma and more. In addition, HoMedics is proud to become the Official Sound-Conditioning Partner of the National Sleep Foundation! This new partnership recognizes HoMedics’ continued dedication to providing quality distraction-free sleep. 

There are several things that stood out to me about the HoMedics SoundSpa Slumber Scents and I wanted to share with you! 

Design

The HoMedics SoundSpa Slumber Scents is very sleek and portable. It looks great sitting on my nightstand. It would look fantastic in just about any bedroom setting because of how sleek and neutral that it is.

Function

In this day and age of technology, I know that so many of us reach to our phones or smartwatches for the time, but I love this sleek option as well on my night-stand. I also appreciate that it has a dimmer so the light doesn’t have to be bright. You can actually set it to be quite dim which is super nice. I know that some people like to sleep in an almost completely dark room. I love having the option to set the alarm too. There are certainly times that I need an alarm, so this is a great option. 

Lights

I personally am not someone who enjoys sleeping in a dark room, so I appreciate that the SoundSpa Slumber Scents has color-changing ambient lights. You can choose from 6 different colored LED lights to give your room a soft illuminated, glow. 

Diffuser

The ultrasonic aroma diffuser is my favorite part of the SoundSpa Slumber Scents! As it delivers the scents through the air, they are very subtle, soothing and not over-powering at all. The Slumber Scents comes with an essential oil sample kit that includes some of my personal favorites scents: Lavender, Fight it and Orange. There is an auto-off timer: 30, 60 or 90 minutes. 

Sounds

There are 6 relaxing and uplifting sounds including thunder, campfire, zen, ocean, brook and fan. If you are someone who enjoys going to bed with sounds, then you will love the sounds from the SoundSpa Slumber Scents! Each of the sounds are nature-inspired so they are very soft and not harsh at all-very pleasing to the ear and easy to listen to.

As you can see, HoMedics strives to provide products that promote overall well-being. Its extensive line of personal wellness products allows you to relax your body, renew your spirit and simplify your life. For products and information, visit www.homedics.com. I highly recommend any of the products from HoMedics and they have something from everyone! They also make fantastic gifts! 

Make Outdoor Cleaning Fast & Easy with Mean Green! #MeanGreen

Disclosure: I am a Mean Green Cleaner Ambassador and was provided product to facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

Now that summer is in full swing, we are spending a lot of time outdoors. We especially love to grill several times a week, so that means the grill can get dirty and greasy quickly! I was able to put my Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner and Degreaser to the test and now our grill is now shiny and super clean! You can see from the photos all of the grease that had built up on the outside of the grill. I sprayed on the Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner and Degreaser and it literally just wiped away! Talk about a heavy duty cleaner!

I love partnering with Mean Green Cleaners and sharing their amazing product lineup with you! They really do make cleaning any area of your home or outdoors a breeze! If you are not familiar with Mean Green products, they are a line of superior heavy duty cleaners, degreasers, and all-purpose cleaners. Lab tests prove it beats nearly every other cleaner on nearly every stain. And because it’s biodegradable, non-toxic, and contains no acid, ammonia, or bleach, you can feel safe using it just about anywhere, inside and out.

The Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner and Degreaser that I used on our grill, is a powerful, multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser that can get grease out and eliminate grime from most surfaces. It can be used on everything from fabric to concrete, both inside and outside the home. It is the ultimate cleaner for any grill and perfect for outdoor use. No wonder Mean Green has been a trusted name for over 20 years! Mean Green not only gets the job done, they make it easy doing so! 

I also wanted to test out the Mean Green Auto and Garage Cleaner on our vehicle since we have so much rain here lately. As you can see from the photos, there was a lot of dirt and mud that had caked on to the side of the car. After I sprayed on the Mean Green Auto and Garage Cleaner, just look at that shine!

Mean Green Auto & Garage is a concentrated, multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser. It has been proven to beat other brands on tough grease and grime, and is specially formulated to remove and dissolve petroleum based grease, grime, and oil from engines, tools, and concrete, to outdoor furniture, grills, painted surfaces, and more! 

I am sure that you can see why I am such a huge fan of these products! Would you like to check out the Mean Green product lineup for yourself? They have a product for everything! GO HERE to see the products available. Many products are available to purchase at your local retail stores, so be on the lookout the next time that you are shopping.

Stay up to date on all of the latest Mean Green news by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Until next time! Have fun cleaning with Mean Green!

I’m a Mean Green Cleaner Brand Ambassador + Mean Green 101!

Disclosure: I am a Mean Green Cleaner Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

I am super excited to share with you that over the next year, I will be a Mean Green Cleaner Brand Ambassador! What does this mean? Not only will I be able to get lots of cleaning done in my home by testing out Mean Green cleaning products, but I will be sharing cleaning tips, videos and more!

About Mean Green 

If you are not familiar with Mean Green products, they are a line of superior heavy duty cleaners, degreasers, and all-purpose cleaners. Lab tests prove it beats nearly every other cleaner on nearly every stain. And because it’s biodegradable, non-toxic, and contains no acid, ammonia, or bleach, you can feel safe using it just about anywhere, inside and out.

This infographic shows just how diverse Mean Green products are!

Mean Green Product 101

Mean Green offers a variety of products. You are sure to find a product that will fit any cleaning predicament you have! I am thrilled to share with you some of the products that I received from Mean Green and have been testing out the past few weeks.

Mean Green Auto & Garage Cleaner and Degreaser– Mean Green Auto & Garage is a concentrated, multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser. This product is perfect for tough grease and grime. In fact, it can remove and dissolve petroleum based grease, grime, and oil from engines, tools, and concrete, to outdoor furniture, grills, painted surfaces, and more! The Mean Green Auto & Garage is my hubby’s favorite of the cleaners. He keeps it in the garage and uses it for those messes that are usually hard to clean up. With the Mean Green Auto & Garage, clean up is a breeze! I also love it for those messes that can build up on the grill. The grease can build up and cake on. With the Mean Green Auto and Garage, it just wipes right off! 

Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner and Degreaser – This is a great product for pretty much anything! Use it for ovens and counters, toilets and showers and even carpet and stains! Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner and Degreaser is the ultimate cleaner! No wonder Mean Green has been a trusted brand for more than 20 years!

Mean Green Mildew Destroyer with Bleach – If you have tough mildew stains in your shower or your toilet, this product is for you! Not only does the Mean Green Mildew Destroyer with Bleach kill mildew, it also removes soap scum. My shower and toilets have never looked cleaner since using this product! I love that you can also use it in dark, damp spaces like patios where mildew can quickly get out of control.

Mean Green Orange Champ Cleaner and Degreaser – This product is one of my personal faves! Not only does the Mean Green Orange Champ Cleaner and Degreaser have a pleasant citrus scent, but it gets the job done! I love to use this for my kitchen countertops, sinks and even the floors. This is also a superb product to use in the garage and for recreational purposes. It is great for tools, sports gear and more!

Want to check out all of the Mean Green Cleaner products? They have an a product for everything! GO HERE to see the products available. Many products are available to purchase at your local retail stores, so be on the lookout the next time that you are shopping.

Stay up to date on all of the latest Mean Green news by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Until next time! Have fun cleaning with Mean Green!

Sun Basket: Making Healthy Cooking Easy and Delicious!

Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this review for Sun Basket. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I recently had the opportunity to try Sun Basket meal delivery service. I was very excited when I learned that I was going to review Sun Basket, as I have heard great things about it. Sun Basket strives to make healthy cooking easy and delicious, and they offer organic and sustainably sourced produce and responsibly-sourced meats and seafoods. 

About Sun Basket:

– They offer organic and sustainably sourced produce and responsibly-sourced meats and seafoods. In fact, Sun Basket is a certified organic retailer, and strives to source 100% organic produce. How awesome is that? 
– The recipes are super easy and come from a top San Francisco chef, Justine Kelly. 
– Custom plans for healthy lifestyles including Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten-free, and Vegetarian options.
– Sun Basket packaging is 100% recyclable and compostable.

-Sun Basket gives back to their communities through Feeding America, local food banks, and employee programs. I love companies that give back, so this is a huge plus for me! 
– With Sun Basket, you can skip a week or cancel any time. 

I was given the option to choose between the Classic menu and the Family menu. I love that Sun Basket is continually bringing their customers new menu options on a weekly basis so you will get to choose from a wide array of meals. I chose 3 meals from the Classic menu which included: Greek shrimp with tomatoes, feta and orzo, Salmon with lemon-oregano sauce and artichoke-fregola pilaf and Gingered turkey meatballs in lemongrass broth with cauliflower “rice”.

When they meals arrived at my doorstep they were in a sturdy cardboard box. I just love how cute the box was! Definitely eye-catching. I just love getting these boxes at my door. It feels like Christmas!

When I opened the box, I was amazed at just how cold all of the items were. I love that they placed the meats nestled under the ice packs to ensure that they would stay cold. On the very top was a catalog that featured my recipes and how to prepare them. Under that were brown paper bags that were labeled for each meal. Each brown paper bag has the ingredients that you will need for each of the meals. I love this as it keeps all of the ingredients together and you know exactly what items to use for each meal.

I cannot even begin to tell you how delicious that these meals were. The thing that really stands out to me with me with Sun Basket is freshness and quality of products. Each meal had it’s own unique qualities that made it just as delicious as the next. My entire family loved each of the meals, and cleaned their plates. That is always a plus with this momma! My favorite meal was the Gingered turkey meatballs in lemongrass broth with cauliflower “rice”. Yum!

Greek shrimp with tomatoes, feta and orzo– Cheese and seafood don’t always play well together, but this iconic Greek dish is an exception—feta loves shrimp! This was amazing and so very easy to prepare. I love all of the fresh herbs that help to make every bite better than the next. 

Salmon with lemon-oregano sauce and artichoke-fregola pilaf– My son Drew who loves salmon, was super excited for this meal! Toasted pearls of this Sardinian pasta add nutty flavor to a Mediterranean-inspired pilaf that’s perfect with pan-roasted salmon. I have never had fregola before, so this was a real treat. It is a very nutty grain that is packed full of flavor. The olives and artichokes pack a delicious punch in every bite. 

Gingered turkey meatballs in lemongrass broth with cauliflower “rice”–  This meal was my favorite! It was beyond delicious. In fact, I am drooling as I type this and look at the picture! Paleo and perfect for entertaining, the gingered turkey meatballs feature signature Sun Basket lemongrass paste and filling cauliflower “rice.” The flavor profile in this dish is a party in your mouth. The lemongrass with the ginger is such a great marriage, and the cauliflower “rice” will definitely make you think that you are eating real rice. The lemongrass paste used in this dish is amazing. Sun Basket has their own signature house-made sauces and spice blends that help to deliver big flavor and it shows! 

What about pricing for Sun Basket?

As mentioned previously, Sun Basket offers both Classic and Family plans. The pricing will depend on the plan that you choose. You can easily skip any delivery week or cancel your subscription any time. If you’re not completely satisfied, Sun Basket refund you. No questions asked.

I loved my experience with Sun Basket and would definitely use them again. I love the wide assortment of menu options and that everything is healthy and organic. I would suggest giving Sun Basket a try or you could even treat someone that you love. This would make a great gift idea!

GO HERE to try Sun Basket for yourself to see just how delicious the meals are. Have you tried Sun Basket before? Did you like it?

Review of Fernberry Products

Disclosure: I received products from Fernberry to facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I was recently sent a box of products from the lovely folks at Fernberry and I was so excited to review them!

The Fernberry 101

Fernberry makes ethical Japanese beauty products that deliver effective moisture replenishment to your skin, restoring its youthful radiance. All of Fernberry’s natural and ethical beauty products from Japan contain Next Generation Hydration, a super-moisture absorbing ingredient derived from Hyaluronic Acid that restores your skin’s youthful radiance.

“Water is the basis of all beauty products, and the purest form of that vital ingredient goes into all of our formulations. We lock in that pure moisture so it hydrates your skin for 12 hours, using the secret ingredient that’s in all of our products: Next Generation Hydration. 

This advanced, super-moisture ingredient derived from Hyaluronic Acid, is clinically proven to absorb 1000 times its own weight in water, which helps to restore your skin’s youthful radiance. Its intricate molecular structure penetrates deeper into your skin and releases replenishing moisture and nutrients over a long period of time.”

I received the Fernberry Moisturizing Mousse, Fernberry Replenishing Smoothie Conditioning Foot Cream, Fernberry Petals & Cream Hand Cream and the Fernberry Mochi Lips to review. I have enjoyed using each of the products and the results that they offer. 

Fernberry Moisturizing Mousse– First of all, this product smells amazing! The scent of blueberry combined with Japanese Yuzu is so refreshing! This is like no other body scrub that I have used, and contains ultra-fine sea salt crystals that remove dead skin cells and cleanse your pores, leaving skin feeling super smooth and revitalized. Made with free-radical-busting Japanese Yuzu and Blueberry, it is specially formulated for everyday use.

Fernberry Replenishing Smoothie Conditioning Foot Cream– I love a good foot cream! As someone who has very rough and dry feet, I am always on the lookout for a foot cream that will not only soften my feet, but keep them smooth as well. Fernberry Replenishing Smoothie Conditioning Foot Cream is a light, velvety blend that will leave your heels hydrated, and the rest of your feet feeling utterly pampered. Japanese Tsubaki oil, Rice Bran oil and Shea Butter deliver just the perfect amount of moisture to keep your feet silky soft.

Fernberry Petals & Cream Hand Cream Don’t you love smooth and soft hands? Fernberry Petals & Cream hand cream is enriched with Japanese Yuzu, Ume, Sakura and Tsubaki oil, so your hands look younger and feel as soft as a petal. Fast-absorbing, and packed with vitamins and antioxidants, the natural Japanese ingredients of this luxurious lotion work to smooth and brighten your skin tone, improve elasticity, soften cuticles, and restore vitality to your nails. My hands have never felt softer since using this product! 

Fernberry Mochi Lips– I have such a hard time with chapped dry lips and am always on the lookout for a product that will help with this. Fernberry Mochi Lips is made from a A luscious blend of Japanese Yuzu, Tsubaki Flower, Sweet Almond And Sunflower Seed Oils. Mochi Lips instantly softens and conditions dry lips to make them plump, soft and supple.

Overall, I am loving these products from Fernberry and think that it is a remarkable brand! All of the products that I reviewed seem like top-of-the-line products that you would find in the best department stores. You can also tell that the company has great pride in their products. Be sure to check out all of the products that Fernberry offers and let me know your thoughts!

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