Month: December 2017

New Easy-To-Find Snacks For The New Year From Kellogg’s – Giveaway Too!!



Looking for some new snacks to add to your daily routine for the new year?  If you follow my blog, you know that I live in a very rural area.  Being 25 miles (one way) from the closest grocery store means relying on convenience stores some times…I mean, who wants to drive minimum of an hour to get to and from the store for simple necessities or snacks?  All of my favorite new snacks are available at most retailers and convenience stores nation-wide, so keep your eyes peeled for these tasty treats when you’re out and about either grocery shopping, fueling up your vehicle, or stopping into a c-store for a quick bite to eat.



This year I am re-committing myself to my health and wellness, and that means kicking up my normal workout routine a notch.  Kellogg’s Special K Protein Bites and Kellogg’s Special K Nourish Bites are my new favorite go-to post-workout snack.  The combination of protein and fiber helps fuel my muscles and replenish my body.

Special K Nourish and Protein Snack Bites deliver real, satisfying ingredients you can see, like crunchy pistachios and almonds, quinoa and rich dark chocolate.

Special K Nourish Bites – The Special K Nourish line has wholesome ingredients so you can feel confident giving your body what it needs.  Special K Nourish Bites are available in savory Dark Chocolate Pistachio and sweet Blueberry Almond Quinoa flavors.

Special K Protein Bites – these little bites aren’t just a tasty treat, they also pack in up to 9 grams of protein per serving. Packaged in a unique stand-up, resealable bag, these new snacks are easy to grab throughout the day.  Special K Protein Bites are available in creamy Peanut Butter Chocolate and chewy Caramel Nut flavors.



Living in Arizona means much of the year is perfect for light hiking.  You know what else is perfect for light hiking?  Bear Naked Granola Bites!  With tons of great taste and long-lasting fiber to keep you going, these are the perfect little pouches of deliciousness to toss in your pocket or hiking bag.  Bear Naked Granola Bites are available in two of my favorite flavors ever: Dark Chocolate Sea Salt and Peanut Butter & Honey.  These too-good-to-pass-up treats are gluten-free and Non-GMO project verified, so you can enjoy any time without any added guilt!



Ran out of lunchbox snacks and don’t have time to run to the store?  Convenience stores to the rescue!  These Cheez-It Duoz are some of my daughter’s favorite snacks and I LOVE how easy they are to find.  If you have a bacon and cheese lover in your home, these are sure to be a big hit!  The bacon and cheddar cheese combination is a flavor match made in heaven.  The new Bacon flavor Cheez-It crackers and Cheddar Cheez-It crackers mixed together in one package is the best thing since original Cheez-It’s!



Sometimes we just want a delicious treat while we’re playing games and don’t want to drive umpteen miles to get it.  Thankfully one of our favorites is available at most c-stores as well, and you’ll be likely to love them as much as we do.  The Cocoa Krispies Treats With Milk Chocolate M&M’s Minis is a household favorite, and after one bite, you’ll see why.  Crispy marshmallow treats made from puffed, oven-roaster rice and real cocoa with milk chocolate M&M’s Minis…it doesn’t get much better than that!


I hope you’re all as excited to welcome the new year as I am, and thanks to my new favorite treats from Kellogg’s, the year is bound to be off on a wonderful start!



Kellogg’s has also been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway so one lucky winner will get to taste these delicious treats for themselves!  One lucky winner will receive a box of snack goodies sent directly to them from Kellogg’s. Giveaway will begin 01/08/17 at 10:00 pm EST and will end 01/15/17 at 9:59:59 am EST.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize before another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  Enter below!

Kellogg’s Snack Box Giveaway

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Gourmet Gifts For Everyone On Your List From Gourmet Gift Baskets



Are you still on the hunt for a great gift that you can order last minute?  Thanks to my friends over at Gourmet Gift Baskets, there’s still time!  You’ve still got another day and a half to order some great gifts and get them delivered for Christmas, guaranteed.  While there are TONS of great holiday gifts to choose from, I’ve picked out a few of my favorites that are great for anyone on your list whether it’s grandma, a significant other, or even your children’s teacher or bus driver!



This lovely gift makes it easy to send holiday cheer!  Inside a festive red cloth-lined basket, your recipient will discover a delightful collection of exquisite gourmet treats.  Complete with rich chocolates, crisp chocolate-filled wafers, and handcrafted popcorn, this cheery gift is the perfect way to make this winter season bright!

Deck The Halls Gift Basket contents:

  • Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Kettlecorn by – 4.2 oz. – Handcrafted popcorn that’s popped in a mixture of healthy oil, just the right amount of sugar, and gourmet salt then dusted with sweet brown sugar and freshly ground cinnamon!
  • Candy Cane Kettle Corn by – 1.4 oz. – Sweet and savory kettle corn that is dusted with speckles of peppermint candy canes for a candied mint taste.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies by Kimball Lake Bakery – 4 oz. – Deliciously crisp cookies that are loaded with rich, decadent chocolate chips.
  • Milk Chocolate Covered Cherries by Annalie’s Chocolates – 4 oz. – Chocolate and cherries simply go better together – sweet maraschino cherries are encased in delicious milk chocolate.
  • Chocolate Wafer Rolls by Fusion Gourmet – .9 oz. – Delicate European-style wafers that are are rolled into cylinders and generously filled with luxurious chocolate.
  • Belgian Chocolates by Annalie’s Chocolates – 1.76 oz. – A collection of four rich truffles, including dark chocolate crisp, chocolate mousse, white chocolate cappuccino and milk chocolate cherry.
  • Dark Chocolate & Caramel Smothered Grahams by Annalie’s Chocolates – .65 oz. – Crisp graham crackers are first topped with sweet caramel and then smothered in layers of rich dark chocolate.



Gourmet Gift Baskets thinks that Christmas gifts should be the absolute best of the best.  (No one wants to send something subpar for the holidays!)  And that’s why they created this stunning arrangement, which includes some of the most exclusive gourmet sweets!  Inside a beautiful basket, Gourmet Gift Baskets has brought together delicious treats, like cheese and crackers, chocolate double dipped peanuts, and rich chocolate truffles, creating a generous Christmas gift they’ll find irresistible.

Christmas Gourmet Gift Basket contents:

  • Chichester Trail Mix by Merrimack Valley Snack Company – 2 oz.
  • Pretzel Twists by Auntie Trudie’s – 3 oz.
  • Olive Oil & Sea Salt Hors D’Oeuvre Crackers by Partners – .75 oz.
  • Double Dipped Peanuts by Old Dominion – 3 oz.
  • Dark Chocolate & Caramel Smothered Grahams by Annalie’s Chocolates – .65 oz.
  • Honey Mustard & Onion Pretzel Pieces by Harvey’s Pretzels – 4 oz.
  • Cherry Buds by Butterfields Candies – 1.75 oz.
  • Belgian Chocolate Truffles by Annalie’s – 1.76 oz.
  • Savory Garlic Cheddar Cheese by Mountain View Cheese Co. – 2 oz.
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Kettlecorn by – 4 oz.



This fun, festive snowflake covered tin is just what the doctor ordered to cure the winter blues!  This two gallon tin is full of gourmet snacks like handcrafted popcorn, buttery peanut crunch and sweet, rich chocolate, your recipient will forget about shoveling all that snow and focus instead on enjoying these delicious treats.

Let It Snow Snack Tin contents:

  • Hickory Maple Bacon Kettlecorn by – 1.8oz – Lightly sweetened kettle corn that’s made fresh daily is seasoned with a smoky/sweet blend from hickory and maple.
  • Sugar Cookies by Kimball Lake Bakery – 4 oz – Delicate and crisp, these sugar cookies are baked according to a family recipe.
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Kettlecorn by – 1.4 oz. – Handcrafted kettlecorn is sprinkled with just the right amount of gourmet sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Buttered Peanut Crunch by Old Dominion – 3 oz. – Bite-sized squares of extra-large peanuts that are folded into fresh butter and dusted with brown sugar.
  • Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookies by Nabisco – 1.4 oz. – Quintessential cookies that are generously loaded with rich chocolate chips.
  • Oreo Cookies by Nabisco – 2 oz. – Crispy chocolate cookies with a luscious, creamy center.
  • Cashew Brittle by Hammond’s Candies – 2.5 oz. – Crispy pieces of brittle packed with nutty cashews.
  • Dark & Sea Salt Caramel Filled Square by Ghirardelli – .53 oz. – Squares of exquisitely rich dark chocolate that are filled with creamy caramel and a hint of sea salt.
  • Garlic Parmesan Popcorn by – 1.1 oz. – Parmesan cheese and spices are popped right into this gourmet popcorn.
  • Zesty Ranch Popcorn by – 1.1 oz. – Handcrafted gourmet popcorn bursting with the flavors of onion, garlic, herbs and buttermilk.


Thank goodness for Gourmet Gift Baskets!  Last minute gifts are hard to find, and often disappointing.  Not this year!  Give the gift of deliciousness that everyone will enjoy with Gourmet Gift Baskets and leave the headache behind.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

The New Pharaoh’s Pyramid From PLAYMOBIL Is The Best Last-Minute Gift!


Looking for a great last-minute gift for the curious and inquiring little minds on your holiday shopping list this year?  You have to check out the PLAYMOBIL Pharaoh’s Pyramid playset!  Your little one will love unraveling the wonders and mysteries of Ancient Egypt with the new Pharaoh’s Pyramid.  Nothing satisfies boredom better than embarking on an exciting new adventure, and this set is primed and ready for kids to unleash their imaginations and explore ancient secrets and buried treasure.  They can invite friends over to play, or play alone so whether your child is a social butterfly or not, there’s tons of fun to be had!



Unlock ancient secrets and mysteries inside Pharaoh’s Pyramid.  The five chambers within hide precious treasures protected by tricky puzzles and sneaky traps.  Discover the room filled with jewels and golden riches or climb the stairs to enter the tomb chamber complete with Mummy.  Just watch out for the booby trap waiting to drop you below!  You can sneak through the revolving door but be careful, there might some skeletons or spiders hiding in the shadows.  Remove the pyramid walls to discover even more ways to play.  Set includes three figures, tomb, Mummy, two skeletons, treasures, spiders, fire pots, hieroglyphics, and many other accessories.



Some features you and your little one will love are:

  • Includes a revolving door, trapdoors and a rock trap!
  • Includes 3 figures and many more accessories!
  • Over 18 inch wide by 14 inch high by 10 inch deep


The new Pharaoh’s Pyramid from PLAYMOBIL has been such a huge hit, that it’s up for Toy Of The Year 2018!  How exciting is that?  I’ve cast my vote, and voted the Pharaoh’s Pyramid our #1 pick!



No matter what kinds of adventures your little one likes to enjoy, you can’t go wrong with the PLAYMOBIL Pharaoh’s Pyramid play set.  Encourage learning and fun in one great gift!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Meet Makey Makey…The Most Unique Holiday Gift That Will Unleash Imaginations Everywhere


Have you ever played Mario on Play-Doh or the piiano on bananas?  Chances are, probably not.  But with the help of Makey Makey, you can alligator clip the Internet to your world and start inventing the future.  Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century that can turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet.  It’s a simple invention kit that’s great for all skill levels, whether you’re a beginner or an expert.



So…how does Makey Makey work?

Alligator Clip two objects to the Makey Makey board. For example, you could place a clip on yourself, and a clip on a banana.   When you touch the banana, you make a connection, and Makey Makey sends the computer a keyboard message and the computer just thinks Makey Makey is a regular keyboard (or mouse). This allows Makey Makey to work with all programs and webpages, because all programs and webpages take keyboard and mouse input.  How cool is that?


What can you make with Makey Makey?


That’s up to you!  First, load up a computer program or any webpage (yes that’s right, you’re surfing the internet to invent).  Let’s say you load up a piano. Iinstead of using the computer keyboard buttons to play the piano, you can hook up the Makey Makey to something fun, like bananas, kiwis, tomoatoes…anything really, and the various everyday objects become your piano keys!!



Want to play your favorite Mario game with a controller made of Play Doh?  Yeap, you can do that too!  No matter what idea it is that you can dream up in the amazing mind of yours, you can bring it to fruition with the help of Makey Makey.

You might be asking yourself, what materials work with Makey Makey?  Well, the possibilities are endless there too!   Any material that can conduct at least a tiny bit of electricity will work (if it doesn’t already work, just rub it with bananas, spray it with water, or apply copper tape).  Some favorite materials to use Makey Makey with are: ketchup, pencil graphite, finger paint, lemons, you name it!  Other materials that work great are: plants, coins, your grandma, silverware, anything that is wet, most foods, cats and dogs, aluminum foil, rain, and hundreds more!



If you’ve got someone on your holiday shopping list that loves to create new things all the time, you can’t go wrong with Makey Makey.  Whether you’re looking for a great stocking stuffer or a present that will bring hours of fun Makey Makey has got you covered!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Bring More Magic To Your Christmas with Twinkly


Are you looking for a fun, modern way to put a little something extra into your Christmas tree?  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a traditional tree with traditional lights as much as the next person, but how great would it be to customize your lights all from the convenience of your smart device?  Meet Twinkly, the technological evolution of the traditional light chains.  Twinkly is a whole new way to create a light display with endless customization opportunities in your hands.



Twinkly are smart lights that will make your Christmas unforgettable.  Twinkly features a smart design that gives you the ability to personalize your lighting effects for an even greater experience.  Designed for intuitive use, just connect over Wi-Fi and you will be playing with your lights in a matter of seconds.

How Twinkly works:

  • Choose your Twinkly – Choose the product that best suits your needs: begin with the Starter Set. Then, thanks to the add-ons, you can always add some magic to your tree or your home!
  • Download the Twinkly app – Don’t wait a second more, download the free iPhone and Android app now and discover the pre-made effects in the Twinkly gallery.
  • Decorate your Christmas tree – Make your Christmas tree as you like, put the topper on and turn on the lights with the magic of Twinkly.
  • Light up your Christmas – When the app recognizes the light chain, you can start customizing your tree with the limitless Twinkly effects.

Twinkly Features:

  • Designed to fit your tree as normal lights would, but equipped with the newest RGB diffused lens addressable LEDs.
  • Wi-Fi connection dual mode: you can connect directly from your smart device or, if desired, connect Twinkly to your home Wi-Fi network.
  • Control the lights from the app.
  • Smart lights recognition for precise animations: we use our patent-pending computer vision tech to understand how the lights are placed on your tree.
  • Draw & customize your own effects.
  • Download new and updated animations.
  • Share your effects as animated GIF images.
  • Physical button functionalities: press to change pattern, hold while powering up to reset.
  • Upgradable firmware.


I wanted to be able to show you all how Twinkly works, so make sure you check out this quick video of the different effects and how easy it is to change the light pattern on your tree:


With Christmas just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to make your tree the most epic it’s ever been!  Check out Twinkly and see what you can dream up and bring to life with the help of Twinkly 🙂


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Delightfully Delicious Holiday Gifts From GODVIA


When you hear ‘GODIVA’, you automatically think decadent, indulgent, and delicious…right?  I know I do!  GODIVA has been a family favorite for years and I was so excited to partner with them for this holiday season!  Since 1926, GODIVA has been the premier maker of fine Belgian chocolate.  With GODIVA you get nothing but quality ingredients, elegant styling, innovative selection, and beautiful packaging.  No matter who you’re shopping for you’ll be sure to find a gift you’re proud to give.

There are SO many great gifts available from GODIVA this holiday season, the hardest part about gift-giving will be deciding which items to choose!  Here are some of my favorite GODIVA holiday gifts for 2017:




There’s no place like home when home has this exceptional basket of chocolate treats!  GODIVA’s Home for the Holidays Basket is filled with seven sensational gifts, starting with a 16-piece Seasonal Gift Box — an assortment featuring their NEW Limited Edition Petit Four Chocolates plus some of the most beloved milk, dark, and white chocolates.  The petit four-inspired chocolates are crafted with rich ganache, airy mousse, and nutty praliné surrounded by a chocolate shell.  Each is delightfully decorated with a chocolate bow to evoke the impeccably wrapped gifts of the holiday season.  Flavors include Gingerbread, Lemon Coconut Macaroon, Chocolate, Holiday Tea, Pistachio Brown Butter Cake, and Coffee Hazelnut.  Also inside: one 8-piece Gold Gift Box and one 4-piece Gold Favor, filled with milk, dark, and white chocolates with classic Belgian fillings such as silky ganaches, crunchy nuts, and smooth caramels.  The 6-piece Holiday Truffle Flight features truffles in delectable flavors inside a festive green box featuring delightful illustrations by Scotland’s award-winning illustrator and animator Lesley Barnes.  There’s also a 6-piece Cherry Cordial Flight, a fun Holiday Star Ornament filled with 10 individually wrapped chocolate truffles, plus a luscious Milk Chocolate Caramel Bar.



Treat your holiday host, please a crowd or tuck this chocolate-filled beauty under the tree for seasonal joy that’s a sure thing! GODIVA’s Season’s Greetings Chocolate Gift Tower includes three delightful Godiva treats, including a 50-piece Seasonal Tin, in gorgeous green with a stunning design by Scotland’s award-winning illustrator and animator Lesley Barnes, and – most importantly! – filled with individually wrapped chocolate truffles.  There’s also a 16-piece Seasonal Gift Box, which also shows off the designs of Lesley Barnes, and is filled with an assortment of milk, dark, and white chocolate classics and brand new chocolates, including pieces from the NEW Limited Edition Petit Four Chocolates collection. Inspired by petit fours, the classic bite-sized French confection, these delectable chocolates feature rich ganache, airy mousse, and nutty praliné fillings enrobed in Belgian chocolate shells.  Each piece is delightfully strung with a chocolate bow — evoking the impeccably wrapped gifts of the holiday season.  Last but certainly not least: an 8-piece Gold Gift Box with milk, dark, and white chocolates with classic Belgian fillings.



A generous gift for friends and family, GODIVA’s Holiday Joy Gift Box is filled to perfection with seasonal treats.  Their delightful Star Ornament is filled with 10 individually wrapped milk and dark chocolate truffles in green and red foil.  The 8-piece Gold Gift Box features an exceptional assortment of milk, dark, and white chocolates with classic Belgian fillings such as silky ganaches, creamy pralines, rich caramels, plus fruits and nuts, presented in a beautifully illustrated gift box.  Inside the set of seasonal chocolates made of creamy milk chocolate ganache surrounded by delicious milk chocolate, are a trio of fun shapes: jolly Santa Claus, festive Snowman, and wintry Penguin.  The 85% Dark Chocolate G Tablet is made with extra dark chocolate and crunchy cocoa nibs.  Presented in elegant wrapping with bold gold G.  The Single Origin 42% Milk Chocolate Bar features silky milk chocolate perfectly balanced by the flavors of almonds, vanilla, peaches, and apricots.  And the Blond Chocolate Salted Caramel Bar, with deliciously smooth blonde chocolate blended with sweet and crunchy salted caramel.  So much to enjoy!



Spark the joy and magic of the season with this year’s Holiday Luxury Gift Box, featuring stunning Swarovski crystals.  The beautiful red box is truly swoon-worthy, especially since it’s filled with 64 assorted chocolates, from delectable classic favorites to luscious signature truffles in milk, dark, and white chocolate.  Finished with luxurious red ribbon.



Just in time for the chilly holiday season, GODIVA’s Holiday Cocoa Mug Set includes everything you need for cozy winter afternoons and relaxing evenings by the fire.  Includes GODIVA’s smooth and creamy Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa presented with two elegant white porcelain mugs with gold designs and gold handles.



Don’t forget to fill those stockings with GODIVA deliciousness too!  Check out my favorite 2017 GODIVA stocking stuffers:



Gifts just don’t get any more adorable than this!  Sporting a red sweater with faux fur collar and gold button, GODIVA’s Holiday Plush Bear holds a bag of 6 milk and dark chocolate medallions wrapped in red and green foil.  A sweet gift for kids and adults alike.



Delightful on the tree and fun to open, this Godiva Ornament paired with 6 milk chocolate wrapped truffles is a must for the holiday season.  Delight friends and family this holiday season with our elegant ornament, filled with individually wrapped milk chocolate truffles in festive seasonal wrappers.



Hung from the tree, GODIVA’s pretty Star Ornament filled with 10 individually wrapped milk and dark chocolate truffles is ready to delight.  A sweet gift for kids and party guests, it’s sure to be the hit of your holiday celebrations.  The chocolate truffles are presented in festive seasonal wrappers.



A delicious treat for the holiday season, GODIVA’s adorable Santa Box is filled with eight individually wrapped chocolate truffles in red and green seasonal foil, including four milk chocolates and four dark chocolates.  Tuck inside a few stockings, slip under the tree, or present to friends at work.  This gift will delight young and old alike!   The chocolate Santa box is the perfect alternative to the classic chocolate foil Santa.  The colorful box and the festive green and red wrapped chocolate truffles will put them in the Christmas spirit.  But because it’s full of wrapped truffles, the chocolate Santa is the ideal gift to share or enjoy over time.  Give them a delicious chocolate Santa Claus this Christmas that will truly stand out and be remembered.



Last, but certainly not least, no stocking would be complete without my favorite new GODIVA treat.  These Masterpieces Dark Chocolate Ganache Heart Bars are to die for!  Godiva’s Dark Chocolate Ganache Heart filled bar is inspired by Godiva’s most beloved chocolate, the heart-shaped ‘coeru iconique’.  Introducing Godiva Masterpieces – Godiva’s most exquisite chocolates now available in delightful individually wrapped mini chocolates, perfect to enjoy anytime.  Each Masterpiece is crafted in the shape of a signature chocolate and filled with smooth and creamy fillings that melt in your mouth.


If you’re loving these great gift ideas, keep in mind that this is just a SUPER small fraction of all of the great gifts GODIVA has to offer this holiday season.  Make sure you check out the whole selection for all of your holiday gift giving needs.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Stocking Stuffers Your Pets Will Love From Wellness and Old Mother Hubbard


If you’re a pet lover like me, chances are you spoil your furbabies every chance you get.  This holiday season, don’t forget the yummy treats for Fido and Fluffy’s stockings!  Festive gift-giving is easy this year thanks to Wellness Natural Pet Food and Old Mother Hubbard Baking Co.  Their festive, delicious holiday treats will help you and your furry friends celebrate the season.



For those lucky little pups on you holiday list, check out these tasty treats from Wellness Natural Pet Food and Old Mother Hubbard Baking Co.

Wellness WellBites Gingerbread-Flavored Holiday Dog Treats are perfect for training, treating or just plain spoiling your pup this holiday season.  WellBites are free of corn, soy and artificial color and flavor, and they are sold in re-sealable packages for easy storage and transportation…and stuffing into a stocking!

Wellness WellBites Flavors Include:

  • Gingerbread
  • Turkey & Duck
  • Lamb & Salmon
  • Chicken & Venison
  • Beef & Turkey
  • Chicken & Lamb

Old Mother Hubbard Crunchy Classic Natural Dog Treats are wholesome, all natural dog bone shaped dog biscuits oven-baked to preserve the natural flavors in all the varieties dogs love to catch, chew and eat.  These Original Assortment natural dog biscuits feature all natural ingredients, four delicious flavors, including Original, Chicken, Cheddar & Char Tar flavors, as well as a fun dog bone shape and natural crunch your dog will really enjoy.



I’m sure all of you know by now that we’re a cat-loving household too!  Don’t forget your furry felines when you’re out doing your holiday shopping this year!

Wellness Holiday Kittles are tasty crunchy cat treats, with under two calories per treat.  Kittles are the purrfect way to show your kitty love.  With 6 flavors to choose from, these crunchy bites are not only delicious, but help clean teeth too!  Add in 100% grain free and you’ve got a treat you AND your cats will fall in love with.


Check out these and other great Wellness and Old Mother Hubbard for all of your furry gifting needs this holiday season!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Fun, Festive Treats Your Furkids Will Love This Holiday Season From


My favorite time of year is finally here, the holidays are upon us!  When it comes time for gift giving this holiday season, make sure you don’t forget the furry 4-legged members of your family.  Thanks to my friends at, my furbabies and I got the chance to try out some fun, festive, holiday treats…yum!

Whether you’re a dog lover or cat lover (or both), there are some fun holiday themed treats that are perfect for wrapping up and putting under the tree or filling Fido’s (or Fluffy’s) stocking.  As always, you’ll find the best treats at the best prices from, and if your fur-kids love these treats half as much as mine, they’ll be a HUGE hit!



I wasn’t quite sure how much my pups would like cinnamon, but who can resist Santa themed snacks?  Surprisingly, the Blue Buffalo Holiday Santa Snacks with Oatmeal & Cinnamon Dog Treats were an instant hit with all three of my dogs.  Dog-lovers like myself know, the most excited family members on Christmas morning are the furry ones.  It’s this special canine connection with the season that inspired Blue Buffalo to create Santa Snacks.  Santa Snacks are oven-baked for a crunch that will send Santa shooting up the chimney.  Made from an original recipe, Santa Snacks feature some of nature’s most delicious and nutritious ingredients including oatmeal, cinnamon, barley, pumpkin, flaxseed and carrots.  These natural treats have added vitamins and minerals and are made with wholesome whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.  There’s no chicken/poultry by-product meals, corn, wheat, or soy so these Santa Snacks are a perfect holiday treat for all pups, even those prone to food allergies.



Don’t forget your feline friends this holiday season!  These Temptations Holiday Dinner Cat Treats are the perfect way to treat your furfriend to a yummy holiday dinner, just like the one you’ll enjoy.  Fill Fluffy’s stocking this year with these savory snacks featuring the delectable flavors of turkey and sweet potatoes.  Temptations have a crispy, crunchy outside with a soft, meaty center that’s jolly good, and they have less than two calories each so there’s no fear of over-indulging (which is perfect for my pleasantly plump cat).  These tasty treats are formulated with vitamins, minerals and nutrients to provide complete and balanced nutrition for adult cats.  If your feline has been extra good this year, make sure they’re spoiled with these tasty Temptations treats.


If you’re looking for great food, tasty treats, or fabulously fun toys for your fur-friends this holiday season, is your one stop shop for the best products at the best prices.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Buildable Robotic Pets With Build-A-Bot From Colorific


As parents, I’m sure we’re all aware of the push for S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. learning, but not everyone is sure what it is.  S.T.E.A.M. is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.  It’s more important than ever to get young children thinking in these ways, but what’s a great way to introduce these ideas without it being overwhelming for little ones?  Colorific has come up with a great solution with their fun new toy Build-a-Bot.  Build-a-Bot takes robotics to the next level by building and personalising your very own pet.  You can even add your own personal touches too!  There are three different versions available, Bunny, Dino and Fox, so there’s a great little buildable buddy for all the little ones on your holiday shopping list!



My daughter has had an absolute obsession with bunnies ever since she was a baby so it was a no-brainer when it came time to pick her new little robotic buddy.  Build your own robot bunny, switch her on, and watch her hop!  There are over 20 pieces included in the kit as well as as variety of stickers for the ultimate in toy customization.  The easy click-together pieces make it effortless for little ones to have fun which is a HUGE bonus in this mom’s book!





So, just how do these cute little robotic pets work?

  • Easily build your own pet with simple snap together components
  • Electronic motor allows your pet to hop across the table and over obstacles!
  • Complete your creation with your very own sticker designs
  • Bring your pet to life with special food triggers!


As if the fun weren’t enough of a reason to purchase these little cuties, here are some benefits that parents will love:

  • Discover technology through hands on activities
  • S.T.E.M. Learning Mixed with Fun – Bringing building & learning for more play value and long-term benefits.
  • Activity-focused to create real learning experiences.
  • Gives children confidence to take apart and play with mechanical parts, to create a strong grasp of technology.


If you’ve got a little animal-loving (or tech-loving) kiddo on your holiday shopping list, make sure you check out these cute little buildable buddies from Colorific.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Bring The Holidays To Life With Limited Edition Air Wick Scents

The holidays are finally upon us!  I absolutely LOVE everything about the holiday season, especially the warm, inviting smells that emit from homes all over.  Whether you love the smell of fresh Christmas trees or the delicious baked goodies that go hand in hand with the holidays, Air Wick has some of the best smelling holiday scents this year and I have to tell you, my home has never smelled better.

In keeping with the giving spirit of the holiday season, Air Wick will also be spreading joy via their partnership with the Global Fund for Children to bring joy to those who need it most. RB’s (the maker of Air Wick branded products) purpose is to help everyone have healthier lives and happier homes.  Air Wick, as a proud sponsor of The Global Fund for Children, and will donate $200,000 in 2017 so you can feel good about the purchase you’re making.  What better way to enjoy the holiday seasons than to give back while enjoying these amazing holiday scents?



This year’s limited edition Air Wick Seasonal Scents include: Woodland Pine, Sugar Cookies, Warm Apple Crumble and Warm Mahogany.  Each scent is available in a variety of formats including Freshmatic Sprays and Plug in Scented Oils.

Warm Mahogoany – Cozy up on a cold winter day with the rich scent of mahogany wood, brightened with boughts of fresh holly and winter berries.

Warm Apple Crumble – Breathe in the sweet scent of warm apple crumble filled with cinnamon baked apples and pure vanilla extract, all topped with golden buttery crumbles.

Sugar Cookies – Spread the joy of holiday baking with the scent of fresh out-of-the-oven vanilla cookies sprinkled with warm brown sugar and a touch of raspberry jam.

Woodland Pine – Fill your home with the essence of a freshly cut holiday pine tree, mingling with the scents of toasty cinnamon in front of a cozy winter fire.




How to Use Your Air Wick Plug in Scented Oils

It’s easy to bring fresh fragrances into your home with Air Wick Plug In Scented Oils. Just remove the plug-in air freshener from the outlet, remove the scented oil from the warmer, unscrew the cap of your new scented oil, and insert it into the plug-in air freshener until you hear a click.

Adjust your Air Wick Plug in Scented Oils with the rotating dial at the top. The largest mark on the plug-in air freshener will diffuse the most intense fragrance. On a low setting, these Scented Oils will last up to 45 days per refill.

Defining your home’s scent story is that easy, and others agree, that’s why Air Wick Plug In Scented Oils was voted the Product of the Year by the Consumer Survey of Product Innovation.



About Your Freshmatic

Air Wick Automatic Air Freshener Sprays automatically fill your home with fresh fragrances you love and help neutralize odors you don’t. Designed to enhance your home’s scent story for up to 60 days on its lowest frequency, our Ultra Automatic Sprays diffuse as frequently as you like with the Freshmatic adjustable settings.

Choose fragrances across a variety of collections such as floral, fruity, spicy, tropical, and more to fill your home with freshness. Explore fragrances from Lavender & Chamomile to Exotic Papaya & Hibiscus to Fresh Linen. Air Wick has air freshener fragrances for every occasion.


Whether you want a scent that takes you away or brings you home, you’re sure to find the perfect fragrance pairing at Air Wick. Browse their products and scent collections, and discover why it’s never been easier to release the welcoming scent of home with Air Wick.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***