Thursday, July 30, 2015

Loving Lately

I have a variety of things to share with you today that I've been LOVING 
and only a few that I'd say to stay away from.

// 1 //
I'm LOVING these ice cream treats!
They are 90 calories and the perfect late night snack
and they are less than $4 a box.

// 2 //
Graze is all the rage.
My recent Parents magazine came with a free trial subscription so I gave it a whirl.  I did one free box and one paid box for $7.  I'm review... blah.  The snacks weren't that great.  The portions were tiny and I ended up getting spicy things that I listed as please don't send me.  The fruit snacks were fine, the nut mixes seemed kind of soft/stale and I figure I can buy tons of my favorite snacks for $7.  The idea is fun to have snacks delivered to your door, but I won't be giving this a try again.

 // 3 //
These Krusteaz (how do you even pronounce this?!?!) Wild Blueberry Muffins were on sale at Kroger this week so I thought I'd give them a try.  We all loved them and they were really easy to make.  Tons of blueberries and we ate them for several days.

 // 4 //
Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade.
It sounded amazing.
I love ice cream and I love lemonade,
but I wasn't a fan.
It just seemed weird to me.
Like they'd accidentally mixed my two favorite things.
I think I'll stick with the plain vanilla ice dream 
and just get a cookie on the side next time.

 // 5 //
Contigo Water Bottles
I read a blog post somewhere recently where a toddler mom recommended these Contigo water bottles for her toddlers.  She loved them and they were the perfect cup to graduate to from a sippy cup.  I picked the teal one up for Olive at Target for around $10 and I already owned the yellow one for me.  I took her a few days to get the hang of it (she kept trying to tilt it up like a sippy cup), but now she loves it.  It comes apart to be cleaned and it has yet to spill in my bag.

 // 6 //
Horizon Organic Mac & Cheese
Horizon recently sent me a box of several different varieties of their organic mac and cheese to try out.  They arrived with a personalized note, coupons for more of their products and lots of mac and cheese.  I consider myself a huge mac and cheese fan, but I did not like any of these.  They were all watery despite following the directions closely and didn't have much flavor.  I'd avoid buying them in the future and stick with your favorite mac and cheese varieties.

 // 7 //
Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Shay from Mix and Match Mama mentioned that she regularly rinses her hair with apple cider vinegar to remove any product residue from her scalp.  I had noticed some build up on my hair/scalp so for $5 I figured it was worth a try.  I got my hair wet, poured ACV over it, let it sit on my hair for a few minutes and then shampooed my hair twice to wash out the smell.  My scalp felt much cleaner and I loved this inexpensive cleanse!  I know it sounds weird, but give it a try.

// 8 //
Jesus Calling for Little Ones
by Sarah Young
I really enjoy Jesus Calling for adults so I was thrilled to be able to review Jesus Calling for Little Ones.  We have really enjoyed the book.  The passages are short, to the point and are easy for kids of all ages to understand.  There's scripture tied to every passage so older children could easily look up the verse for a more in depth experience.  My toddler loves the pictures, points out the people and carries the book all over the house.  She asks to read it often and I'm happy to share Jesus with her.  I'd highly recommend getting this book for your little ones.
*I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review of it.

So what products are you loving these days???

6 comments:

  1. I've been a fan of the Krusteaz mixes for quite a while - they are so delish and simple to throw together! My sister likes their bread mixes as well. I haven't had good experiences with organic mac and cheese either. It must be one of those things that can only be replicated in the unhealthy version. :) Thanks for the review of that book - it's been on my radar before and would make a great Christmas gift for my niece and nephew!

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  2. This was a fun post! Thanks for such honest reviews. We love the Krusteaz mixes too - great in a pinch! (I don't know if this is correct, but I say it like Crustees.)

    Sooo glad you are back to posting!

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  3. It's Crustees, as in Crust-ease.....get it? ;-)

    Seeing that pic you posted on IG of your parents place in Santa Claus-wherever-it-is was really eye-opening for me. That is so unbelievably cute that your parents decorate for Christmas all year round! That really makes me understand you a lot better. You are always putting on some waaay-over-the-top celebration for something or other....now I think I understand why.

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  4. What is the age range for the Jesus calling for little ones book? Seems like a cute gift for my Sunday school kids. They are 1st/2nd grade.

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  5. I love Krusteaz. All of their mixes are great, and their Belgian waffle is on point.

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  6. I love these reviews. Everyone seems to be getting paid by Graze to give reviews - that I've thought about trying it. Glad to know they are small portions and probably not worth $7. I'm a huge blue box mac and cheese fan - but we don't eat it. We do eat Annie's original mac and cheese - and that tastes very similar. Not the same, because it's organic - but I feel so much better about giving Olivia that then the blue box. I've never tried the Krusteaz mixes, but I'll have to give them a try and same with those ice cream bars.

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