No Throw Review and Giveaway

So me and the hubby recently bought a new car (not brand new, but new to us) anyway, as you know we have 2 baby girls. One of our girls is still using bottles and the other is using a sippy cup. As much as I hate to do it I give them their drinks in the car. Which I am now paying for because our back seats are stained. My babies think its hilarious to throw their drinks to the floor and then cry until I pull over and hand it back to them. Thanks to No Throw I no longer have to worry about my seats getting stained or having to pull over. They have tethers that are meant for bottles but also attached to our biggest sippy cups that can attach to anything your child is sitting in, whether it be their car seat, their stroller, or anything else. They also have a Pacifier tether so that you can keep track of your babies binky. I don’t know how many times I have lost my little girls binky because she had thrown it or dropped it, and a No Throw tether would have been great to have.
These are the two colors I received:

Not only are these great to have around, but they have some really cute designs for both boys and girls. I really love my No Throws, I just wish I had heard of them before when my kids were a little younger, but I guess that’s part of the reason I started this blog. To make sure that you guys don’t miss out on really cool products!
You can find No Throws on their website here
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Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

I don’t know about you, but I hate using vegetable oil or butter knowing how bad they are for me. Especially if I’m baking a treat and my kids want some of it. Brownies make me sick knowing how much oil is in them, but they taste so good! So on my search for healthier alternatives to vegetable oil and butter I found coconut oil.

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
Here’s a recipe that you can use Coconut oil in:

Oatmeal cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3 cups quick-cooking Irish oatmeal (such as McCann’s®)
  • 1 egg, beaten (optional)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease 18 muffin cups with coconut oil.
  3. Beat coconut oil, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated.
  4. Beat 1 egg and vanilla extract into the coconut oil mixture.
  5. Whisk flour, baking soda, and coarse salt together in a bowl; beat into the coconut oil mixture until a dough forms.
  6. Fold oatmeal, raisins, and almonds into dough. Mix beaten egg into dough if needed for moisture.
  7. Spoon dough into prepared muffin cups to about half full.
  8. Bake in preheated oven until center is set and top is lightly browned, 12 to 14 minutes.

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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BodyMedia LINK Armband and Activity Manager

By now I’m sure you have all heard or at least seen some kind of step tracker. But what about a tracker that not only measures your steps but also tracks your calories, and even your sleep patterns? That’s what this next product does. Body Media’s LINK Armband goes on your upper left arm, and it adjusts for the perfect fit. Best of all you can use your LINK to update your info on their Activity Manager.
So I bet your wondering why this Armband is called LINK. The LINK Armband can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth so that you can see real time activity. The armband measures not only your movement but has sensors that monitor your activity, skin temperature, heat transference and galvanic skin response. That way it can give accurate readings for your calories and your activity. You can take this information and either see it on your smartphone, or you can upload it to your computer.
I really like how there are different ways to view what information the LINK has gathered. I like that if I am on the go I can still see how I am doing, or if I’m at home its very easy to just plug it in and get all my information. Another thing I really like about the LINK Armband is that it is really comfortable. I hardly even notice that its on. Most of the time I don’t even notice it until one of my girls start pulling on it.
So before you go and get just a regular step tracker you should definitely check out the LINK armband. Not only does it count more then just your steps, but it looks cool, it is easy to use, and you don’t have to worry that you didn’t put it in the right place. You can find more information on LINK and other Body Media products on their website here.
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Ozeri WeightMaster Digital Bathroom Scale Review

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Since having my two girls, I have had a really hard time controlling my weight. One thing that has not helped this problem was my old bathroom scale. Not only was it inaccurate, but it also would become very gross from sitting in our small bathroom.
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I received Ozeri’s WeightMaster Digital Bathroom Scale to review. This scale offers Microban antimicrobial product protection which will help prevent your scale from stains, and the growth of bacteria. My old scale had a glass top so it would show anything from foot prints, to water from the sink, to I don’t even want to know what else. I feel a lot better having this scale in my bathroom. I don’t have to worry about my kids getting tons of germs from standing on the bathroom scale.
This scale has a very big weight display that is a blue-backlit LCD screen with xBright technology so you don’t have to squint to figure out your weight.
The scale also turns itself off automatically to conserve the battery, so you won’t have to worry about changing the battery as often as some other digital scales. This scale is also very accurate, I took my daughter to the doctor and compared their scale with this one and it was dead on.
I love my new bathroom scale! It has so many features that I didn’t even know had existed on bathroom scales.
You can find this and other Ozeri products on their website here.
You can also find them on Facebook here.

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Tommee Tippee Spill Proof Drink Cup

I’ve been trying to get my 2 year old switched over to regular cups for quite some time now. She always ends up tipping the cup too far and spills what ever she is drinking all over herself, and all over the floor. I knew instantly that these Tommee Tippee Explora drink cups would help her transition to regular cups. Unlike most sippy cups the top of these are shaped like a regular cup instead of looking similar to a bottle. It teaches them how to place a regular cup in their mouth and they look really cool. I know that I have gotten a lot of comments on these cups, most of my mommy friends want them for their kids.
These cups are very easy for my little ones to hold, and she loved them from the minute we took them out of the box. She would not even let me take them to put juice in them. They are spill proof so I don’t have to worry about them leaking everywhere, the lids are interchangeable so if your like me and you want to make the lids match the color of the cup you can change them around so that they match, and they are insulated so that what ever is inside can stay cold.
Another thing I loved about these cups is that the plastic piece on the inside is easy to take out and clean, and it is shaped like a heart. It makes me smile every time I use them.
So if you want to smile every time you get a drink for your little girl or boy, or to find out more about these awesome Tommee Tippee cups or any of the other awesome products that they have, you can find them on their website here.
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Certain Dri Review and Giveaway

One issue that I always run across, especially during this hot weather, is sweating. No matter what I use in attempt to combat it, it always comes back angry. I was very excited when I learned that I would be able to review Certain Dri Deodorant. Certain Dri is a clinical strength deodorant that can last for 72 hours. I know, I didn’t believe it either! Most clinical strengths I have tried either are not strong enough to combat the sweat, or barely last the day. The worst part about them is their price! I know I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg just so that I don’t smell horrible. I personally think that’s its unethical to charge that much for personal hygiene. Anyway, to find out that there is a product that lasts up to 72 hours has to be too good to be true.

Here’s some other things you should know about this product that I have personally discovered:
Comes in Roll-On or Solid (1.7oz)
Is only $5.50 for the solid.
Competitors charge double the price for less product (Secret is 1.6oz)
Actually works, and works for a long time.
Smells great.
Does not irritate your skin.
I am so happy that I found a product that actually gets rid of my embarrassing sweat marks, and the smell of BO. I also love the fact that it doesn’t cost a fortune!
You can find Certain Dri on their website here.
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Hair U Wear Review

I recently received 3 different hair extensions from HairUWear.com, Hair U Wear has many different styles and types of hair extensions from real hair, to synthetic hair. The hair pieces I received were the Bellissima, Bangs, and Swept Away Angled Bangs.
First up is the Bellissima, the Bellissima is a braided headband. I’m sure you have all seen girls that braid the front part of their hair to the side so that it looks and acts like a headband. Well now you can get that look without the hassle of braiding. This head band is really awesome not only because it looks great, but because it is adjustable so that you don’t have to worry about it falling out or it being too tight.
Next is called Bangs, it is a clip in hair extension that you put in the front of your hair so that you can have the look of bangs without actually cutting your hair. I have played a lot with different online software to see how I would look with bangs so that I could decide if it would be a good look for me. It never seems to work out the way I want it to so I was very excited to receive bangs. They were very easy to apply, and matched my hair perfectly. I also liked how they made the sides a little longer so that it doesn’t look funny for those of us that don’t already have layers. I was very surprised at how real it looked. I just wish I had scared my husband with it. I think that would have been a great use for these bangs.

Last is the Swept Away Bang, much like the regular bangs these can be used to see how you would look with bangs. They were also easy to apply, but I did get confused about which way I should put them. But once I got the in it made sense. I really like that these are not the typical straight across bangs so I can have a little fun with my look.

I really like all the styles that Hair U Wear has to offer. I was very worried that the hair would look too fake, or wouldn’t match my hair color. But they have so many different choices that it was easy to find something that would be perfect just for me.

So if your looking for a natural wig, or if your like me and just want to break out of your normal look, you should check out Hair U Wear. You can find them on their website here.


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For All My Student Viewers!

Okay, so how many of you are not looking forward to school starting up again? I know I’m not! Not only do you have to pay for the school itself, but you have to pay for gas, supplies, and of course the dreaded books that most of us don’t even want to read. If you are dreading buying those books, why not rent them? Thats right, I said rent your textbooks. There’s a really awesome website called Campusbookrentals.com.
Here’s a little video about Campusbookrentals.com
I bet your asking why you should rent your textbooks instead of buying them. For one you could save 40-90% off of normal bookstore prices, you can highlight in the books and still get your money back unlike with a regular book store, they have flexible renting periods, free shipping, and best of all with every book rental they make a donation to Operation Smile. You can find more information on Operation Smile here.
Still not sure if Campusbookrentals.com is right for you? Check out this page here to see the price difference on one of the many books that they offer.
So go ahead and check out their website here.
Happy Reading!
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Sogno Coffee Review and Giveaway

I absolutely love coffee! So when I was told I could review coffee I got very excited! I received Sole and Cielo from Sogno Coffee to review for you guys.
Sogno’s Sole-The Sun- Bold Coffee:
From their website:
Power and majesty-heat and radiance. It lights our world and warms our bones. It is a constant, a necessity for life. It is the god of gods and source of all life. It creates shadows and balances the pull of the moon.
My take:
This particular coffee was just a little too strong for me. It still had an amazing taste and smell, just a tad too strong. I’m sure I could get used to it because it is amazing coffee!
Sogno’s Cielo-The Sky- Medium Roast Coffee”
From their website:
A clear, blue cerulean canopy. We look up to see the reflection of the earth and the seas. We are reminded of the color of a new baby’s eyes. It is the color of trust and truth. It is the canvass for the art of the sun and clouds.
My take:
This is my new favorite coffee! I could tell as soon as I opened the bag that I would love it. Its strong, but not too strong, and has a lot of flavor. I just wish I had more of it! It truly is amazing!
Sogno has 4 different coffees: Sole, Cielo, Vento, and Nuvola (decaf). So they have something for everybody! This is the best coffee I have ever had at home. I was very surprised at how much I liked the coffee.
You can find Sogno on their website here.
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Pj’s Organics Review

I recently received Pj’s Organics Burritos as part of a review. Here’s some information on Pj’s Organics taken from their website:
Peter “PJ” Sartorio grew up in Northern California, where surfing, skiing and burritos are priorities. PJ and his friends ate a lot of burritos to fuel their active lives. He always had a passion for creating better-for-you convenience foods and noticed that there were no truly “clean” burrito options in the frozen food section of America’s supermarkets. Bing – PJ’s Organics® is born!
In 2007, PJ launched the first and only brand of organic meat burritos – using only organic ingredients sourced locally wherever possible. And hand-crafted. We’re one of the few businesses that make their own tortillas – and we’ve been hand-rolling everything before it was fashionable.

GMO’s, pesticides, preservatives…won’t find ‘em here! From PJ’s original vision, the values of integrity, authenticity and connection to family and friends drives our business forward and helps active people stay on-the-go by offering convenient premium organic food.

My take:
I really like that these burritos are made from natural ingredients. All the way from the meat they use, down to their tortillas. It makes me want to eat them that much more. Most frozen burritos are not made of natural ingredients, and do not taste very good so I was very excited to try these. I was very surprised at how good they taste. They also have a lot more filling then normal burritos do, and I’m not talking about liquid filling. I’m talking about the fact that these burritos are filled with lots of meat and veggies instead of mainly beans like most other brands. I really like these burritos and will be trying many more soon!
You can find Pj’s Organics on their website here. Or you can find them in a store near you!

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