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A Review of Arm & Hammer Products

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

When it comes to my kitchen, I am always up for trying out new products! I was recently given the opportunity to review two Arm & Hammer products that I had never heard of before. Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash and Garbage Disposal Cleaner are definitely my new best friends!

Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash safely eliminates pesticides, wax and soil with the cleaning power of pure & simple ingredients like baking soda, salt and plant-derived cleaning agents. I love that this product is made with pure and simple ingredients. Those are important factors to me! In addition, Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash is the first food-contact product to get the Safer Choice certification! In addition, it is Gluten-free and vegan and leaves no taste or odor. If you have been searching for a fruit and vegetable wash, I highly recommend that you you give Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash a try. You will feel so much better about the produce that you give your family thanks to this remarkable product! 

I also had the opportunity to try the Arm & Hammer Garbage Disposal Cleaner. I don’t know about you, but the garbage disposal is one of those areas that I rarely think about cleaning out. Arm & Hammer Garbage Disposal Cleaner allows me to clean and deodorize my garbage disposal all with the power of Baking Soda! I love the fresh, citrus scent that this provides and it is so easy to use. I couldn’t believe that in 3 simple steps my garbage disposal was clean as a whistle and smelled so fresh! I also appreciate that this product can be used up to twice a week!

Would you like to try these products from Arm & Hammer for yourself? You can purchase both the Arm & Hammer Fruit & Vegetable Wash and the Arm & Hammer Garbage Disposal Cleaner on Amazon!

Be sure to report back and let me know if you try these products for yourself!

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!

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Review of the Tupperware Microwave Breakfast Maker Set

Disclosure: I was provided with the Tupperware Microwave Breakfast Maker Set to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to start each morning with is a breakfast of eggs. Whether they be scrambled, hard-boiled, over easy or even poached, I love eggs! They are such a great source of protein and energy to get my going in the right direction.

When my friend Leah, who is a Tupperware Consultant, offered to let me review the Tupperware Microwave Breakfast Maker Set, I was super excited to do so! This set allows you to make omelets, oatmeal and even french toast right in the microwave in just minutes! As a busy mom, this is right up my alley! Would you believe that I was able to make that gorgeous omelet in the picture above in the microwave? Yes, it is that easy! I simply added my veggies and 2 eggs to a bowl mixed them up and added them to the breakfast maker. I placed it in the microwave for around 2 1/2 minutes and voila! The perfect omelet! I can’t wait to try french toast for my boys!

With the Tupperware Microwave Breakfast Maker Set, you will receive a 1 3/4 cup breakfast maker and two Egg inserts that will allow you to make poached eggs and egg patties. Priced at just $29, I believe that this is a great value for the money considering you will use it multiple times a week. There is no reason to not cook a quick healthy breakfast! The Tupperware Microwave Breakfast Maker Set is dishwasher safe AND comes with a Lifetime Warranty. If for any reason it cracks, splits or peels, Tupperware will replace it for free! Wow-that is an awesome guarantee! 

How would you like to try the Tupperware Microwave Breakfast Maker Set for FREE? Yes you read that right! Right now when you book a Tupperware party with my friend Leah (it is easy to do and can be done right online) you will get one for FREE!

If you are interested in hosting a party with Leah or have other questions about Tupperware, please contact her, HERE. There are lots of other incentives when you host a party like hostess credit and half-price items so don’t hesitate to contact her.

I think that you will enjoy the Tupperware Microwave Breakfast Maker Set as much as I do and get a lot of use out of it! It really is a great item to have in your kitchen and will save you so much time!

Salads Have Arrived at Sun Basket!

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 am a huge fan of Sun Basket! They strive to make healthy cooking easy and delicious, and they offer organic and sustainably sourced produce and responsibly-sourced meats and seafoods. I love having the option of a meal delivery service right to my door that fits my family’s busy schedule. And now, things have gotten even more exciting! Salads have arrived at Sun Basket! I was so excited to have the opportunity to try several of these delicious new salads and couldn’t wait to share my review with you all! Choose from: Southwestern Salad, Vegan Caesar, Rainbow Asian Salad, and Protein Crunch Super Greens. 

These salads are available to add to your weekly basket. Not only are these salads delicious, but they are literally ready in minutes!  You simply mix, dress, and enjoy! I also love that you can serve them as is or add a protein if you prefer. Voila, you have a healthy and delicious meal for lunch or dinner. The possibilities are endless! 

I tried the Protein Crunch Salad and the Kale Caesar Salad. Both were equally delicious and packed full of flavor! The thing that I love about these salads is that they come with their own information card that shows you step by step instructions on how to prepare them. So easy! In fact, they can be prepared and on the table within 5 minutes!

Protein Crunch Salad:

This salad is packed full of flavor! Puffed quinoa, buttery walnuts, and kale are combined with dried blueberries and riced cauliflower for color and crunch. The dressing is an organic sherry vinaigrette which gives the salad a sweet and nutty taste. It was delicious!

Kale Caesar Salad:

This delicious salad is a healthy twist of the classic caesar salad. Instead of those croutons the classic caesar salad is known for, this healthy spin combines dry-roasted chickpeas and sunflower seeds to give you that satisfying crunch!I added some grilled chicken to my salad for extra protein! With Sun Basket’s organic vegan caesar dressing you get all the flavor of the original caesar dressing, but this one is plant-based and made with almond milk and cashew butter. It is absolutely amazing! 

In addition to these delicious salads, Sun Basket also sent me a couple of meals to prepare last week. We had the Chicken Parmesan and the Pan-seared steaks with chimichurri and citrus-walnut salad. Of all the meal delivery services that my family has tried, Sun Basket has the freshest ingredients. In addition every detail is amazing when they ship their meals. They send you everything that you need to prepare the dish. They even send the egg! The only thing that you need from your pantry is the olive oil and salt and pepper. It makes cooking so easy!

Pan-seared steaks with chimichurri and citrus-walnut salad:

The sweet-tart of the citrus and delicately bitter chicory lettuce along with the seared steak makes for an easy one-pan paleo meal that will taste like you stepped into your favorite restaurant! 

Chicken Parmesan with house salad:

One of my personal all time favorites! This Italian-American classic combines hearty, gooey, and satisfying with breaded chicken, fresh-cooked tomato sauce, and a green salad. Sun Basket has delivered with this one! Every bite was cleaned off my family’s plates! 

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?

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Review of Java House Cold Brew Coffee + 30% Savings Code & Free Shipping Offer!

Disclosure: I received the product in this post to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Please see my disclosure policy)

It’s no secret that I love coffee. I love it hot or cold, and it is how I get my day started! I especially love trying new flavors, varieties and blends of coffee to see what is out there on the market. I was so excited when I was given the opportunity to recently try Java House Cold Brew Coffee.

Java House Cold Brew Coffee Pods are dual-use liquid pods that are unbelievable. In fact, they will blow your mind! You can enjoy them hot or cold, which makes them so unique in my opinion. I have never known another coffee pod that allows you to enjoy both hot or cold! It’s the best way to enjoy rich, flavorful cold brew coffee at home or on the go. Whether you enjoy the pods hot or cold, they have same smooth taste.

I have tried Java House Cold Brew Coffee Pods both hot and cold, and I can tell you the flavor is rich and the taste flavorful no matter which way that you enjoy them. How awesome that you can enjoy one pod in 2 different ways? I love it when a product is versatile!

Thank you to Java House Cold Brew Coffee, My Sweet Savings readers can SHOP HERE to save 30% off your purchase AND get Free shipping when you use promo code SWEETSAVINGSJH at checkout. That means you can try a box of this delicious coffee for only $6.30 shipped to your door! Give it a try and let me know what you think! You will love it! 

Holiday Cleanup Made Easy with Mean Green Cleaners! #MeanGreen

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

I don’t know about you, but when the holiday season hits, I can’t wait to get my decorations up and to make preparations celebrating with my family and friends. This year, we moved into a new home so I am super excited to host the holidays at our home!

Before I can make plans with decorations or putting up the Christmas Tree, I need to first make sure that the house is spic and span! Thanks to my Mean Green Cleaners, I have everything that I need to make sure it is in top top shape! I am sure that by now, you all know how much that I love Mean Green products. As a brand ambassador, I have been given the opportunity to try out many products from their line, and they are definitely my “go-to” line of cleaning products.

One of the places in my home that requires extra special attention during the holiday season is the kitchen. Thankfully, Mean Green Kitchen All Surface Cleaner is tough on grease and grime and leaves an energizing, fresh citrus scent throughout my kitchen. It is also safe to use throughout the rest of your home to remove tough stains, grease, grime, food stains, dirt, soap scum, pet stains, and more, because there is NO bleach, acid, or ammonia. I love that this one product can do so many things! During the holidays especially, I don’t have time to think about using multiple cleaning products, so I am glad that I can use one product to help me cover a multitude of tasks! 

Don’t forget about the affordability of Mean Green products! Mean Green Cleaners can be found at stores like your local Target and Walmart. The Mean Green Kitchen All Surface is priced under $3! What a deal for a product that does so many things!

If you need a product that can help with your holiday cleanup, I highly suggest that you give Mean Green Kitchen All Surface Cleaner a try. I would love to hear your thoughts! I think it is going to be one of your new favorites! Happy Cleaning and Happy Holidays!

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.

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Hen in a Hurry: Chef Prepared Meal Subscription Service Right to Your Door!

Disclosure: I received this product for free from US Family Guide & Hen in a Hurry to facilitate this post. The opinions posted are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Let’s face it. We are all in a hurry these days. One child has to get to soccer practice after school, while the other one needs to get to ballet class. The last thing on our mind is what we are going to make for dinner that night. Thankfully, there is a Chef Prepared Meal Subscription Service that allows us to have meals delivered right to our door so that we can breathe a sigh of relief! Hen in a Hurry is a Chef Prepared Meal Subscription Service that offers clean, sustainably sourced, responsibly raised ingredients from trusted farmers and purveyors. I especially love that there is No Waste. No Prep and No Preservatives. You simply just heat the meals and enjoy! 

The Mission of Hen in a Hurry is to connect the food that they serve…to the farm it came from…to the people they love!

My family and I recently had the opportunity to try Hen in a Hurry and we were very impressed! We tried 5 different meals and they were all delicious! Using Hen in a Hurry is as easy as 1…..2….3!

One. Choose a subscription, or you can Hatch your own Menu Plan.

Two. Select your meals. There are over 100 meals and sides to choose from that are freshly made each day.

Three. Simply heat and enjoy! Yes, it is that easy!

You can choose from options like Cheeseburger Casserole, Shrimp and Feta Orzo, Approved Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Savory Sloppy Joe, Succotash, Stone Ground Grits and Cheddar and Chicken Enchiladas. All of the dishes were high-quality and I could not believe how fast that it took to cook them in the microwave! Each dish had the perfect flavor and texture. I was very impressed with the quality of each meal that we tried and highly recommend that you try them as well!

 

Would you like to try Hen in a Hurry for yourself? Visit www.heninahurry.com and select a plan that works best for you and your family! There is no commitment and you can pause or cancel your order at any time.

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Visit heninahurry.com and pick one of the advertised subscriptions. 
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Expires: Dec. 31st, 2018

Use coupon code “SHIP4FREE” to get free shipping on orders over $100. 
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This would also make a great gift idea for someone that you love this holiday season!