SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: August 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday Giveaway Link Up 8/26/15

Have a great weekend everyone!!

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Kubo And The Two Strings Movie Review And ~~Giveaway~~ #KuboMovie

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Hashi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.

Director: Travis Knight
Writers: Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”)
Voice Cast: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, Rooney Mara, and Matthew McConaughey 

Kubo and the Two Strings opens nation wide this weekend!!  We were lucky enough to see it before it opened, and I have to tell you it's a really cute movie.

Kubo is a young boy who lives with his mom in Japan.  He frequently visits his local village and tells stories with his magic two-string shamisen (like a banjo or lute.)  The music and magic lets Kubo tell amazing stories by using paper/origami. 

Kubo one day stays out later then his Mom allows and he is met with a great burden.  His Aunts attack Kubo, and he is forced to run.  In order to save himself, he must find his Fathers complete set of armor.  He gets to travel with a magical monkey, and he meets up with a funny beetle along the way.

What I like most about this movie, is how it shows true family love and bonding, and how to overcome your fears.

 I was a little sad with the ending (no spoilers,) but I loved the story line, and the cast of characters!!  Matthew McConaughey as the beetle was hilarious, and Charlize Theron as the monkey was very heartwarming.  I also have to say that Ralph Fiennes character (Kubo's Grandfather) was scary, but also well played.

 I do wish the story went into a little more detail.  How Kubo's Mother received her magic, what exactly happened to Kubo's Father.  Why Kubo's Grandfather and Aunts are the way they are etc.

All in all, this story shows a cute mix of magic, and whimsy.  My boys (10 & 7) liked it a lot too!!

Kubo and the Two Strings is playing in theaters near you now!!

Would you like to win some fun promotional items from the movie??  One lucky winner will receive the items pictured below!!  Frisbees, Folders, Buttons, Pins and Activity Sheets!!  If you live in the Boston, MA area, I can also include 4 tickets to see the movie at select theaters in the Boston area!!

Enter using the rafflecopter form, and good luck!!

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday Giveaway Link Up 8/19/16

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Science Fans Journal And Postcard Books ~~Giveaway~~

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this post. I was given product for review purposes.**

A perfect gift for geeks, nerds, and science lovers, these smart 30 pull-out postcards are held together in perfect binding, so the cards are easy to tear out with no rough edges. Printed on sturdy, heavyweight paper, each card will stand up to the atomic weight of whatever you have to say.

Celebrate your all-out geekery with your very own journal! Did you finally figure out that calculation for String Theory? How did you feel about the Doctor's latest regeneration? What superpower would you most love to have? Did you find a hack in the latest video game? You can put it all in one place!

And, if you're not sure what to write in your Nerd Journal, Julie Huffman and Jenavieve Brown have peppered this 128-page, hardcover with some of the greatest science facts, jokes, and more!

- Why can't you trust atoms? They make up everything

- At room temperature, there are only two liquid elements. These are bromine and mercury.

- The only letter in the English alphabet not used on the periodic table is J. The letter q only appears in the symbol for the placeholder name for element 114, ununquadium, which has the symbol Uuq. When element 114 is officially discovered, it will be given a new name.

So think about your passions, obsessions, brainstorms, and inventions. Write them down, because some day, we might find your Nerd Journal and put it in a museum, smarty pants!

With Back to School just around the corner, show your favorite future scientist some love with these cute books!!  

The periodic journal is a great place for them to write down all their thoughts, and how their day went. 

The periodic thoughts book of postcards is really cute too.  With 30 postcards using the periodic table to spell out some words, you can talk science with the best of them!!

Would you like to win the two books for your little science fan??  Enter below using the rafflecopter form and good luck!! 

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Claessens' Kids Kid'Sleep Moon Sleep Trainer

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given product for review purposes.**


One nice morning in the summer of 2000, Bastien, the oldest son of Vincent Claessens, called his father to tell him he had finished sleeping. It was… 5.30 a.m.! That is how the Claessens’Kids adventure began!

Vincent Claessens, who is the father of  6 small children (Bastien, Arthur, Zoé, Fanny, Inès and Jade), and the founder of Claessens’Kids, then discovered that many parents face the same problem he had: young children often get up too early!

Kids hear and see things early in the morning (the sun, birds chirping, etc.) that seem to indicate to them that it is time to get up long before it is truly time to get up.   And by the way, which adult has never been embarrassed when on a particular morning he did not have a watch to indicate that he could still get some… or even a lot of sleep!
The solution!

Encouraged by this finding, Vincent Claessens invented the Kid’Sleep, the first nightlight with an alarm display for children. In a playful and educational way, it solves this problem that every very young child has: is it really time to get up or do I have to sleep a bit longer?
Claessens’Kids, it’s time for kids!

Almost 15 years have already passed since that fateful day in September of 2000. As of today, hundreds of thousands of parents have already chosen the Kid’Sleep to help teach their children to stay in bed longer. Following this success, Claessens’Kids has given itself a new mission : to bring to the market innovative and educational products dedicated to make life easier for parents and children! Claessens’Kids, it’s time for kids!

My babies are older and they still give me the line "We don't have to go to bed, the sun is still up."  I also hear "Mommy it's time to get up." as soon as the sun starts to rise.  I have tried to explain to them that it's summer vacation.  We need to sleep in.  Yeah it doesn't work!!

I always find it funny that they don't have to go to bed while the sun is still up in the summer, but in the winter, those same rules do not apply.  I've tried to tell them the sun just went down, it's bed time (at 4 pm.) and they don't fall for it!!

With Claessens' Kids Kid'Sleep Moon Sleep Timer, I now can set the alarm for them, so they know, Mommy does not get out of bed at 6 am during summer break!!

The kid'sleep moon has many benefits, as a night light and sleep teacher for young children and an alarm clock for older children. It helps young children have an understanding of when it is time to get out of bed and when it is not. It is a great tool for nighttime self regulation and the result is that both parents and children get more sleep. The kid'sleep moon helps kids stay in bed until it is time to get up. If the sleeping animal is lit, kids know to stay in bed. When the awake animal is illuminated, it is okay to get out of bed and start the day. Kids naturally relate to the sleeping or awake animal. Color recognition is not required. The kid'sleep moon has 3 settings for nighttime, nap and weekend, 4 choices of alarm sounds (or the choice of no alarm) and 4 levels of brightness to choose from. The kid'sleep moon helps children fall asleep with 4 different choices of lullabies. The kid'sleep moon also offers the smart sunset "go to sleep" function and the smart moonset "wake up process", which gives kids a 10 minute warning for sleep time and get up time. The kid'sleep moon has a new menu for very easy setting.

Sleep trainer
4 choices of lullaby
4 choices of alarm + silent mode
4 levels of brightness
Full face traditional nightlight
Smart Sunset “go to sleep” function
Smart Moonset “Wake up process”
3 settings nighttime/nap + weekend
Animated LCD screen

Easy setting menu

With the Kid'Sleep Moon Sleep Trainer, I have choices for the sounds that alert the kids it's OK to wake up, and I have the option to change the brightness on the screen.  The boys still need a night light, and this is perfect.  We use the most dim setting so it doesn't keep them awake, but it gives them enough light to see to get up to use the potty. 

The pictures on the front are split in half.  The top half is a daylight scene, and the bottom half is a night scene.  The boys know that if the night scene is still lit, then it is not time to get up!!

This is a great night light/alarm clock for kids of all ages.  If you have babies who need a night light, who need an alarm clock, or even just need a tool to help them learn proper sleep schedules, then you need to check out the Kid'Sleep Moon Sleep Trainer.

If you head over to Claessens' site, you can see the other models they have to offer.  You can also follow them on Facebook to learn about new products.

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Friday Giveaway Link Up 8/12/16

Have a great weekend everyone!!

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Candide Luxury Swaddling Blanket

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given product for review purposes.**

Candide has innovative current stylists and designers that are often on the pulse of the latest trends and consumer expectations.  This allows us to create for you the consumer what you want in baby products.In France, we have the latest textile digital printer and prototyping workshops which allow us to bring to you quality product with speed and accuracy.

Swaddling was a newer concept to me when my babies were babies.  Ben and I had never heard of it until Ben Jr was in the NICU, and the nurses showed us how to do it.  

Swaddling Jr helped him sleep and feel secure.  I really think it helped him to get healthier quicker so he could come home.

Now swaddling is common practice for newborns, and I love the different blankets you can get.

One that is really soft and easy to use is Candide's Luxury Swaddling Blanket.


Swaddle your infant in ultimate comfort with Candide's Mini Baby Wrap, designed for premature babies and very small infants. Features:
The snuggly Mini Baby Wrap opens fully, so it's easy to wrap a sleepy or fussy baby

Two soft shoulder straps wrap from the back and snap in the front, to secure the Mini Baby Wrap while leaving the baby's arms free.

This blanket is so soft, that I want one for myself!!  It's very easy to use.  Just fold one side over, and then the other.  It keeps baby wrapped like a burrito, and makes them feel secure!!

You can get this blanket on sale right now at Babies R Us for $9.99.

Check out Candide's site for even more terrific items including other bedding products!!  

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

B-Sensible Waterproof Crib Sheet

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BSensible® branded bedding products are designed and manufactured by Bedding Industrial Beguda SL (BIB). Located around 100 miles northeast of Barcelona, Spain. BIB is an innovative company that is a part of the MITSA Group in Spain that specializes in the manufacturing of customized fabrics for bedding and several other applications.

Our manufacturing process is totally vertical: it begins with knitting yarn in order to deliver natural textiles, which are then moved to our dyeing and finishing departments. Later, the fabric arrives at our lamination area, where the latest generation of waterproof and breathable polyurethane membranes are applied. Our laminated fabrics are finally cut and sewn into ready-made products which are packaged and distributed around the world.

One of the baby items that I had the hardest time purchasing was the sheets for our babies beds.  You never know what type is the best, what stands up to wear and tear, what stands up to accidents, what is the safest for your baby etc.

We tried the traditional mattress pad protector, but it kept the kids awake with the crinkly noise.  Having just a regular sheet down, meant that if the diaper leaked, the sheet needed to be changed and the mattress washed down too.  No one wants to do a complete bed change at 3 am.  

With B-Sensibles Breathable and Waterproof Sheets, you and your baby can sleep easier.  


The only sheet your baby needs. A seamless, completely waterproof and breathable fitted sheet that fully protects your crib mattress thanks to its second skin membrane™.

The extremely smooth natural surface, TENCEL®, fabric fits snuggly to your mattress and enhances your baby's comfort. This product contains cosmetic grade ZnO, which has been incorporated into the Smartcel™ sensitive fiber through a patented process that remains after repeated washing.The cosmetic benefit of the essential mineral Zinc is that it regenerates and protects skin while reducing odor with its antibacterial properties.

Manufactured in Europe, our fitted sheets are composed with a new generation of innovative textile technology called: DERMOFRESH®, specially conceived for bedding products.

Age Range: 0-36 months
MSRP: $40
Available Colors: Lavender, Beige, Pink, Blue, Green, Grey, Ivory and White

These sheets are just what new parents need!!  The fabric is water proof, so middle of the night accidents can be a much easier clean up.  It is also breathable and soft, so baby is comfortable.  The other huge bonus is it holds up to multiple washes!!  We have washed it at least 12 times, and it still fits the mattress perfectly!!

B-Sensible sheets come in all sizes, not just crib.  You can get the sheets for yourself as well.  These would be perfect for those hot summer nights.

Check out all the wonderful colors you can choose from by visiting B-Sensible's site.  

Make sure you follow them on Facebook and Twitter to learn valuable tips, and get first hand looks at new products!! 

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Baby Magic Products Review And ~~Giveaway~~

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was sent products for review purposes.**

Baby Magic is a true legacy brand - we believe in tradition. and that nothing bonds parents together like shared experiences. Take comfort in knowing that when you bathe your little one with Baby Magic, that just a few short years ago - your parents were probably doing the same. For 65 years, we've been creating magical baby smiles from one generation to another, and bonds that last a lifetime.

Ah that baby smell.  I am pretty sure most people go gaga for it!!  Even though my babies are older, I still use baby shampoo products on them, hoping that I can prolong their babyness!!  

My youngest Sister is due to have her first baby soon, and I get to have my fill of that baby smell again!!  I can't wait!!

Baby Magic is one of our favorite baby care companies.  Their baby wash, and lotion smell terrific and work perfectly to clean their little skin.  Jr in particular had very sensitive skin when he was a baby, and we needed to be careful what products we used on him.  I still have very sensitive skin, and find that using the baby lotion works best for me!!

Some of Baby Magic's line of baby products include Lotion, Baby Wash (wet & dry,) Baby Oil, Baby Bath Soap, Baby Healing Balm, Baby Powder & Baby Diaper Cream.  You can also get the lotion in Original and Lavender scents!!

Would you like to try some of the products for yourself??  3 lucky winners will each win a bottle of Baby Wash, Baby Lotion and No Rinse Wash!!  

Our Baby Magic Soft Powder Scent Hair & Body Wash is our Original formula with a light scent formulated especially for sensitive skin. This easy-rinse, vitamin enhanced baby wash gently cleanses your baby’s skin and avoids irritation and dryness.

Our Baby Magic Original Baby Lotion is a rich, creamy, non-greasy lotion formulated to absorb quickly, while softening and nourishing your baby’s skin. This hypoallergenic baby lotion formula is mild enough for baby's sensitive skin, and enhanced with vitamins A and E to help retain the natural moisture of baby’s delicate skin.

Our baby lotion is a one of a kind formula, specially formulated for baby skin conditioning and protection.

Baby Magic No-Rinse Wash is your on the go solution to keeping your baby clean, fresh and smelling great. Our baby wash is specially formulated for baby’s sensitive skin and the self-foaming application allows you to clean your baby without using water. Now you can keep your baby clean even when you are away from home.

Enter using the rafflecopter form below, and good luck!!  

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Trudeau Makes Cooking Easier. Products Review

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given products for review purposes.**

Trudeau is a leading edge North American marketer and designer of innovative quality products. We are dedicated to creating a unique experience in preparing and serving foods and beverages, at home and on-the-go.

Trudeau Corporation was established in Montreal, Canada, in 1889, as an importer and distributor of high-end specialty goods from around the world, under the name Genin Trudeau. Trudeau Corporation soon developed an extensive distribution network along with a reputation for high-quality products and expert servicing.

In recent years, the company has invested in innovation, design and manufacturers products under the Trudeau brand, as well as several private-label brands for well-known U.S. retailers.

Being a Mom, not to mention a Work at Home Mom, I am in the kitchen a lot.  If I am not feeding the two boys, I am feeding the Husband, Dog or doing a recipe post.  You can almost always find something cooking on the stove, or baking in the oven.

Last year I baked a boat load of cookies, cupcakes and brownies for my Sisters Jack and Jill.  Sadly, I only had two cupcake pans.  Needless to say, it took me for ever to make all the goodies!!

Trudeau has a wide variety of products to help with all of your baking needs.  I was sent the following items to try and I love them!!  Of course I received them after I did all of that baking!!  Also sadly some of the items they no longer carry.

12 Count Muffin Pan

•Integrated steel STRUCTURE for secure handling
•Silicone offers non-stick properties and flexibility for easy release
•Cooks evenly for perfect results every time
•Innovative two-color finish
•Freezer, microwave and oven safe
•Heat resistant up to 428°F-220°C
•Dishwasher safe

Strawberry Huller and Strawberry Tea Infuser

Travel Tea Tumbler

Each and every product is awesome.  The cupcake and cake pans are silicone with a steel frame.  It makes them very easy to use.  Butter them, and once the items are cooked, you can just pop them out!!

The Strawberry Huller is also pretty cool.  It makes removing the greens really easy, and I have found that it makes the strawberries perfect for filling with cream cheese or whipped cream!!

Of course my all time favorite item is the Tea Infuser Bottle.  I use it for my morning tea on the go.  It is so easy to use, and keeps my tea warm for a long time!!

Trudeau has a large variety of other products you need to check out, including their Loaf Pan, Herb Mincer, and their Vegetable Steamer.  Those are three items on my next shopping list!!

Don't forget to follow Trudeau's on Facebook and Twitter to learn about new products and promotions!!

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Detox Water For The Moms On The Go!! #BackToSchool #DrinkAloe

"detoxwater was born in the spirit of my mom and is testament to a strong commitment to health. I believe in aloe vera’s healing properties because it healed me, prepared me for every day. I created detoxwater to share my experience with you, help you heal from the inside out."

I am one of those people who forgets to drink plenty of water.  I am always so busy running around, that it just slips my mind.  I am very good at making sure the kids drink plenty, but not so much myself.  That is until I found Detox Water!!

Surprisingly the flavors are absolutely delicious, and there is no funny after taste like a lot of flavored waters have.  Plus, I love the healing powers the water is known for- 


Raise your cardio and physical endurance for optimum workouts and accelerate physical recovery by alleviating joint and muscle pain. Maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

Gastrointestinal & Digestive Health

Stimulate the growth of good bacteria to help protect your digestive system and promote overall health and well-being. Drink your prebiotics!

Immune System Health

Enhance your immunity for a healthier and longer life with the antioxidants your body needs to prevent and fight illnesses. Kill free radicals and reduce oxidative stress within your body!

Healthy Blood Sugar and Regulation

Detoxify your body and help it find balance. Regulate and stabilize blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, and lower bad cholesterol.

Skin Health & Anti-Aging

Rejuvenate your body at a much deeper level than just the surface. Improve your skin elasticity and fight those wrinkles. Beauty starts from the inside out.

Aloe contains 20 minerals to detoxify the body of metabolic wastes and 19 amino acids to fight inflammation and bacteria, it also has strong scavenging activity in terms of getting rid of toxins internally from the stomach, kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver and colon.

I now find myself grabbing a water whenever I am near the fridge, or heading out the door.  I will make sure I have a large stash for when the kids are back in school.  When they are not around, that's when I forget the most.  

Detox Water comes in three flavors, Original, Pinamint, and Mangaloe.  You can purchase them through their website here, or through Amazon.

Keep your self hydrated with something yummy.  Give Detox Water a try!!

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Life Is Good Nationwide Art Contest Winners

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Life is Good® Draws Wisdom From 5,500 Kids and Announces Outcome of Nationwide Art Contest

Overwhelming results show that love and relationships are what make life good for kids ages 3-12

Boston, MA (August 9, 2016) – Positive lifestyle brand Life is Good® today released the results of its first t-shirt art contest for kids, encouraging them to focus on the good and spread the power of optimism. The contest was an opportunity to ask kids ages 3-12 from all over the country what makes life good and have them draw and submit their responses.  Over 7,500 entries were received through digital and physical submissions, with 5,500 formally categorized into the following results:

·      30% showed that love and relationships are the most important – whether it was family, friends or pets.
·      24% believe that nature – the earth, the sky, trees and more are what make life good.
·      Creativity and inspiration came in at a tie at 14% inclusive of subjects like art and music.
·      Smaller categories like fun, learning and world peace make up the rest of the entries.
·      Less than 2% of kids said that technology – video games, TV, phones are what make life good.
“It’s not a total surprise that children value relationships more than anything else, but seeing such an overwhelming amount of them put this first is a great reminder of who we need to be as adults and role models,” said Steve Gross, Chief Playmaker for Life is Good. “As a clinical social worker for over 20 years, I have witnessed children struggle immensely when they lack healthy attachment relationships. When children are rooted in a foundation of love and care, they are far more capable of using social, emotional and cognitive skills that allow them to feel safe, focus on the good, and embrace all life has to offer.”

The contest, which ran from March 24-April 29, 2016, encouraged kids to hand draw what makes life good for them with a majority submitting by mail. For every entry received, Life is Good donated $1 to help kids in need.

Also revealed today were three children’s drawings selected by the Life is Good team to be made into Life is Good’s first-ever Kids Art Collection. One hundred percent of the net profits of this collection will support the work of the Life is Good Kids Foundation, which partners with leading childcare organizations to positively impact the quality of care delivered to our nation’s most vulnerable children. The final three artists also received a $2,000 college scholarship.

The thousands of art submissions will live on as a traveling art exhibit at public outdoor spaces starting in Boston this fall. Additionally, the art will be turned into an interactive digital art display featured at some of the children’s hospitals that partner with the Life is Good Kids Foundation.

“It was incredibly inspiring to see life through children’s eyes,” said John Jacobs Chief Creative Optimist & Life is Good co-founder. “Life isn’t easy, but we have the choice to approach it with optimism and to help make it good with great relationships and love. We are excited to share the artwork and inspiration with others.”

To shop the winning designs and see all of the entries, please visit:

The Life is Good Company is a $100 million lifestyle brand dedicated to spreading the power of optimism.  The company donates 10 percent of its net profits to help kids in need.  To date, the company has donated over $11 million, principally through Life is Good products, events and community fundraising efforts. Life is Good® is a registered trademark of The Life is Good Company. Please for more details and follow Life is Good on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
The Life is Good Kids Foundation is an accredited 501(c)(3) that partners with organizations serving the most vulnerable children to improve the quality of their care.  The Foundation's Playmaker program connects with schools, hospitals, camps, and a variety of social service agencies to give childcare professionals the resources they need to make a positive, life-changing impact at a pivotal time in a child's development. For more information please visit

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Nutiva O'Coconut Snack Treats Review

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given product for review purposes.**

In a world where the industrialized food system has led us down a tangled path, where food choices have been reduced to the lesser-of-evils, and where distrust reigns, we are the champions of the greater good.

Tireless seekers of pure and delicious foods that will nourish our bodies and our planet, we have devoted ourselves to a dream, a vision, a mission. We will revolutionize the way the world eats! And in so doing we will bring nourishment and balance, health and well being, sustainability and community to people and planet.

If you are in need of a sweet treat that is not full of sugar, but still tastes great, then you need to check out Nutiva's O'Coconut treats.

They come in two flavors, Original and Hemp & Chia.  Both are delicious and will cure that sweet tooth.  They both have a smooth coconut taste to them.  Not over powering.

Nutiva O’Coconut’s come in an eight count pouch (SRP $6.49 / 4 oz. bag). Each bag includes eight 0.5oz individually wrapped O’Coconuts in either Classic or Hemp & Chia. Each are crafted from lightly sweetened organic, fair trade coconut and have only 60 calories each. They are made without corn, soy or can sugar. Satisfy a little one (or adults) craving for something sweet with either O’Coconut Classic or O’Coconut Hemp & Chia for additional nutty flavor and the nutritional benefits of omega-3s.

You can purchase Nutiva O'Coconut treats and other Nutiva products through their site and through Amazon!!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Manischewitz Products- Gluten Free, Kosher & Great Tasting!!

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given product for review purposes.**

The B. Manischewitz Company, LLC traces its beginnings back to the spring of 1888, when Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz opened a small Matzo bakery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Two long-time consumer trusted brands Manischewitz and Welch’s together bring nearly 275 years of Kosher experience and Grape Juice expertise.  

Manischewitz®, America’s #1 Kosher Brand, is proud to announce a special partnership with Welch’s®, America’s #1 Grape Juice Brand.   Manischewitz and Welch’s have teamed up to offer consumers 100% Grape Juice Kosher for Passover and all year round.  Welch’s Manischewitz Grape Juice is blended from a selection of the finest, fresh-pressed Concord Grapes.  Perfect for Passover and other celebrations, Welch’s Manischewitz 100% Grape juice is offered in 64oz and 96oz bottles.  Welch’s Manischewitz Grape Juice is a nutritious and wholesome option for consumers that has no artificial ingredients, no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no artificial preservatives and is sulfite free.  Welch’s and Manischewitz are also offering a delicious non-alcoholic, Sparkling Grape Juice in a 25.4oz bottle that has no artificial flavors, no artificial colors and is sulfite free.

“Manischewitz and Welch’s are clearly focused on product quality and the Welch’s Manischewitz Grape Juice launch reinforces our ability to bring to market a delicious and wholesome drink.” says David Sugarman President and CEO of The Manischewitz Company. “With Welch’s expertise in Grape Juice combined with Manischewitz leadership in Kosher, we are thrilled to offer consumers a quality product from two well respected brands.”

“This product gives us the chance to bring a nutritious alternative to consumers who have only had one option for Grape Juice that’s Kosher for Passover,” says Ike Kim, Senior Brand Manager for Welch’s. “We’re excited to bring consumers our expertise in delivering a unique and delicious Concord Grape taste.”


·         We just added a new flavor to our growing Macaroon lineup.  Hazelnut Chocolate Macaroons has bursts of chocolate made with real hazelnuts. This year our new Macaroon flavor won “Best New Item for Passover” at Kosherfest.

·         For your baking and cooking needs we have Gluten Free Matzo Meal and Gluten Free Cake Meal.  Great items for coating and cooking.  Both items have delicious recipes on pack to help you enhance your Passover holiday.

·         We expanded our Gluten Free Matzo with a new 3 pack of our 10oz Matzo bundled for convenience at a value price.

·         Adding to our line of Gluten Free Noodles we now have a Tri-Color Spiral Noodles with great texture and taste.

·         Introducing brand new gluten free cereal for Passover, Magic Max’s Chocolate Crunch Puffs and Magic Max’s Vanilla Crunch Puffs have pockets full of crème that are great for breakfast and snacking!

·         For families that are on-the-go we have some great snacking items to offer.  Our Thin Potato Chips and Ripple Potato Chips will now be available with 9 snack-sized bags in a multipack tray.

·         We will also have brand new Gluten Free Grab n Go Chocolate Cookies and Gluten Free Grab n Go Chocolate Chip Cookies in a convenient take away cup that comes with a re-sealable lid.

·         Blueberry Bran Muffin Mix which include real blueberries to ensure great tasting muffin every time.  These muffins are also a good source of fiber to be enjoyed morning, noon or at night.

·         Our Balsamic Vinegar is also our latest item which is imported from the Modena region of Italy.  Manischewitz Balsamic Vinegar is great for vinaigrettes, marinades and glazes. This new item displays the Protected Geographical Indication seal which certifies it is an authentic product of Modena, Italy.

Because of some medical problems, I have been thrown into a gluten free diet.  I hate it!!  There are a lot of foods that I loved, that I can no longer eat.  I think everyone gets a little mad when they are told they can't have something anymore.

Luckily for me, Manischewitz makes a great line of gluten free products!!  These items are not only good for my diet, but are actually really tasty!! 

We were sent the variety of products pictured above.  My all time favorite is the Vanilla Crunch Puffs.  They are delicious, can be eaten as a cereal, or as a snack.  I  keep a box handy with me at all times.  Yes I have bought the Crunch Puffs since I received the review items!!

The gluten free Chocolate cookies are also a very tasty snack!!  I had to hide them from the kids!!

Every product we tried was yummy, and Kosher too.  With my medical issues, my niece's allergies, and a family member who is vegan, Manischewitz makes something for everyone.

You can check out all of their other products here, and make sure you follow Manischewitz on Facebook and Twitter to learn about new products and promotions!!

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Shout Factory & Hasbro Summer Kids DVD ~~Giveaway~~

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Summer TV Round-up featuring 
My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Transformers
DVDs from Shout! Kids and Hasbro Studios

This summer, beat the heat and stay inside with top family TV shows on DVD from Shout! Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. Four DVDs from the My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop and Transformers Rescue Bots lines are being released this summer as the perfect way for kids to unwind with characters from their favorite shows after days of fun in the sun.

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Friends and Family
You don’t necessarily have to be related to be family! That’s one of the lessons in My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Friends And Family, coming to DVD on June 7, 2016 in the U.S. and Canada from Shout! Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. 

Twilight Sparkle returns with Applejack, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Spike to celebrate the magic of friendship and family! Come watch as Apple Bloom, Maud Pie, Big Mac and others demonstrate that best friends can certainly be family. And family can certainly be best friends! 

Episodes Include:
·         One Bad Apple
·         Maud Pie
·         Brotherhooves Social
·         Hearthbreakers
·         The Gift of the Maud Pie

Littlest Pet Shop: Making Friends

Celebrate friendship with your best pet pals!  On June 14, 2016, buddy up with Blythe and her pet pals withLittlest Pet Shop: Making Friends on DVD from Shout! Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.

If there’s anything Blythe has learned while working at the pet shop, it’s how to make friends. And now, she and her very best friends — Zoe the spaniel, Vinnie the gecko, Sunil the mongoose, Pepper the skunk, Russell the hedgehog, Minka the monkey and Penny the panda — are going to teach you all there is to know about making new friends! It might even mean learning a few brand-new lessons themselves!

Episodes Include:
  • Sleeper
  • Room Enough
  • Why Can’t We Be Friends?
  • It’s The Pet Fest! Part 1 (Featuring Heidi Klum)
  • It’s The Pet Fest! Part 2 (Featuring Heidi Klum)

Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes of Tech

The Rescue Bots are ready for tech-filled adventures! Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes of Tech will be released on DVD on June 21, 2016 from Shout! Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. Featuring five exciting episodes that the whole family can enjoy, this DVD is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $14.93.

Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder return for five brand-new adventures with their Griffin Rock friends, the Burns family! This time, they learn the valuable lesson that new technology can definitely be awesome. But it can also be… dangerous!

Episodes Include:
·         One For The Ages
·         Space Bots
·         The Island Of Misfit Tech
·         Too Many Kades Of Justice
·         I Have Heard The Robots Singing

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Soarin’ Over Equestria

What could be more fun than Soarin’ Over Equestria? Rainbow Dash would say nothing! Now she and her fans are in luck because My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic:  Soarin’ Over Equestria is coming to DVD on August 2 in the U.S. and Canada from Shout! Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. 

The sky’s the limit with these five high-flying adventures, featuring all of your favorite winged Ponies! Join Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, the Wonderbolts and, of course, Applejack, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, and Spike, as they show you Equestria the way it was meant to be seen… from above!

Episodes Include:
·         Griffon The Brush-Off
·         Hurricane Fluttershy
·         Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3
·         On Your Marks
·         Newbie Dash

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and consumer product licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

Would you like to win a copy of all four DVD's??  I am very happy to be able to give all four DVD's to three winners!!

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey . She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.
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