Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Gifts by Hasbro!

The Easter Bunny must have loved the little ones in this house this year! M received a FurReal Friends (Butterscotch) which she went NUTS over. Butterscotch moves her head, ears and walks just like a real pony. She is really soft and M has been sleeping with her every night since she opened it. M loves brushing her mane and tail to "make her pretty" and T loves watching her walk by while he's playing with his cars! 

The LOs went hunting for their eggs and were surprised to find that 4 of them were different than the others. These...were filled with Play-Doh! Really, how awesome is this? Everyone loves Play-Doh and it's a great change to all the sweets that they get!

Lastly, M found a Furby Boom Surprise Egg while hunting! She cracked it open to find a cool Furby toy and then she wanted me to download the app so she could hatch her virtual Furby! She's still trying to explore everything she can do in the app, but it was really easy to set up and scan in the one she found on her hunt!

Thanks Hasbro for helping the Easter Bunny surprise the LOs! 

For more information and ordering please visit http://www.hasbro.com


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Healthy Shopper Picks from Spring 2014!

Its that time of year again... The Healthy Shopper Picks!!! So excited for this one! Ok... here we go!

Maison Orphée’s unrefined organic virgin sunflower oil, extra virgin olive oil and virgin coconut oil. I'm completely new to sunflower oil so this was different for me. The olive oil was killer and the coconut oil was great because it didn't taste like coconuts (that's how you know it's a god brand, or so I've been told). All the products were not genetically modified or has fertilizers with chemicals in them used. I did notice that each of the oils smelled great...which I associate with quality.

Simply Natural barbecue sauces. We tried the tangy, smoky and honey flavors. All tasted great... but I LOVED the smoky one. So much so we're almost done the bottle and I have every intention of replacing it! They have no trans fats and none of the 7 ingredients recommended.

Olympic made the cut again this year... so we tried the organic milk this time. The kids loved it, it was fresh and I totally loved having it with a bowl of granola cereal. YUM!!!

Finally Earth Balance, we tried a bunch of peanut butter spreads (2 creamy and 2 crunchy). We tried 1 creamy and 1 crunchy of the flax-seed version and a creamy and crunchy of the coconut. First thing I noticed...these were all NO STIR! Not going to lie... I was a bit weird'd out because that's usually the first thing you do when you open a jar of peanut butter, but never actually thought why. These are gluten free and use pressed oils, which is why I didn't have to stir it. Also, they don't contain any preservatives, GMO's or emulsifiers. You're probably thinking...ok... what did they taste like? Well everyone knows I'm not a fan of coconut....so I was kind of surprised when I didn't mind that one. The flax-seed one I liked, especially the creamy one. Hubby likes crunchy peanut butter so he took care of those ones lol. 

Overall... loved trying everything and have found a few things that we'll be adding to our shopping lists! Thanks Healthy Shopper!

For more information and to find out where you can grab all these great products and coupons, please visit www.thehealthyshopper.ca

Want to find out more about these great products? Check out their websites!
Maison Orphée http://maisonorphee.com/
Earth Balance http://www.earthbalancenatural.com/
Olympic www.olympicdairy.com
Simply Natural www.cheltenhouse.com


Dessert Bullet - Product Review and Giveaway

We got to try out a Dessert Bullet from the makers of the Magic Bullet. The Dessert Bullet lets you make your own soft-serve for your family in literally a minute. All you need to do is put together the machine (it's only a few pieces) after you wash and dry the parts. Then you can add all your fave fruits (and veg if you like) to the machines and it comes out mixed up and yummy without having to add extra unnecessary sugars.

I loved that this was easy to use, clean.. and well... it actually worked! The trick is using fruit that is partially frozen. Or in our case some that is partially thawed out... I like to have frozen fruit on hand, just in case. Plus, I love frozen grapes, so I was sure to make some to add in as well.

M liked helping use this by sticking some of her fave fruits down the chute and pressing down. I liked that everything is BPA free, dishwasher safe and that you can pick the consistency of your dessert as well. The Dessert Bullet holds up to 18 ounces, totally enough for the kiddies..and me too! This is awesome...we use it all the time and we love that it gives us options for healthy desserts and snacks! Thanks Dessert Bullet!

For more information and ordering please visit http://dessertbulletblog.com/
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A Dessert Bullet (US/CAN)


Entry #12Amy D.


Ozeri - Serafino Glass Review

I received 6 Serafino glasses to try out. They are shatter resistant which is great (because I actually did end up breaking one...don't put it past me, I'm a klutz! LOL), have a comfortable shape to them and are double walled, which is totally the best part. These look cool and are completely functional. You can use them for both hot and cold liquids, and are safe in the dishwasher, microwave and even the freezer.

The double wall makes sure that the glass doesn't sweat with cold liquids and hot liquids can be handled right away. This means... it saves you from having to use a coaster! I found that I actually drank more water with these glasses for some reason too... not exactly sure why (these are 12 oz glasses). Lately I've been slacking on my water intake so this was an awesome bonus to be honest.

These are by far my favorite glasses in the cupboard now! I'm definitely going to pick up a few more sets to have a full collection. Thanks Ozeri!

Want you're own set? Head over to http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00BF1AKNA (4 pack) or http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B005TA1IUW (2 pack) - These also have a 1 year warranty!


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