Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Mantry Company - The Modern Man's Pantry Review!


I love food, surprises, and anything that makes shopping for my man easier. Mantry has all of those elements, and that is why I couldn't wait to receive a special crate from them. If you haven't heard of Mantry, they are a food of the month club for men. It is the best way to discover american artisan foods and they even send you recipes for each food item.

Some of the types of foods that you can expect from them include BBQ sauce crafted in the backwoods of Alabama, bison jerky from the foothills of of Montana, and birch syrup hand harvested in Alaska. All of the goodies come shipped in a very cool looking crate that was handmade in America.

If all of that doesn't sound like the epitome of manliness, than I don't know what does. This makes Mantry the perfect gift for any man in your life. Husbands, boyfriends, dads, brothers; they will all love Mantry! After all, what guy doesn't love food?

For just $75 a month you receive 6 full size high quality american made food items, a crate, and a booklet that has recipes and tells a story.


Once, I received my package in the mail I was so excited. The box was surprisingly pretty heavy! Inside the box, was the crate with everything inside it. I'm definitely going to keep the crate and re-purpose it. It will be great for storing so many different things. 

As soon as I opened the crate, I got a whiff of a very strong manly yet delicious scent of BBQ and spices. Yum! I knew there were some good things waiting for me inside. 


Every month each crate has a different theme. This month's theme was Street Food. This is everything that I received.

  • We Rub You Korean BBQ Marinade - I haven't tried this yet, but it looks so good. They recommend doing a quick marinade with a huge flanksteak, cut it up and make tacos with it. That sounds so good! It sounds like something my boyfriend would love to eat.
  • Maya Kaimal Butter Masala - Neither me or my boyfriend have really tried Indian food before. Apparently, it's pretty good laddled over chicken and veggies. 
  • Olo Foods Olo's Chipotle Paste - This is another food that's pretty much out of our comfort zone, which is probably a good thing, because it's going to help us experiment in the kitchen. This stuff is pretty spicy, since their website warns "A little goes a long way!".
  • Three Jerks Jerky Chipotle Abodo Jerky - I got so excited when I saw this! I love jerky, my boyfriend loves jerky, we were ecstatic. It's so good, I had to keep myself from eating the whole bag. It's made with top-notch filet mignon, so it's super tender for jerky. It has a great mix of sweet, spicy, and savory flavors that makes it absolutely mouth watering.
  • Grey Ghost Bakery Cinnamon Pecan Cookies - This is another item that I had to just dive right into as soon as I saw it. These pecan cookies are made with unbromated flour, European butter, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 
  • Steven Smith Teamaker Big Hibiscus - This is something that I was actually really excited about. I love tea and I love trying out new teas. This one is a mix of luscious red hibiscus with Indian sarsaparilla, ginger, pink rose petals, and elderflowers from Europe. It sounds heavenly. 
Overall, I love everything I received and I can't wait to start incorporating these into my meals. Mantry has definitely made my pantry more sophisticated and worldly. I think it's great to have someone else pick out all the best foods for you from all across America, and you just get to sit back and enjoy the deliciousness. 

*Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% mine.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Orkin Scientific Fact or Fake Back-to-School PRIZE PACK Giveaway!


“Daddy longlegs are poisonous.”, “Mosquitoes prefer adults over children.”, “Ants can survive underwater.”; We've all heard myths about bugs before, but do you know which ones are true and which ones are false? At OrkinVideo, Orkin Pest Control's very own YouTube channel, has a series called Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake, where they debunk these age-old myths about bugs.

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Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Toothpaste, Spinbrush, and Whitening Booster Review!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
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Having a healthy beautiful white smile is so important to me. After all, your teeth are one of the first things people see when they meet you. Having yellow discolored teeth really makes me lose my confidence and I don't feel like I'm as attractive as I could be. I used to think that only smokers, coffee drinkers, or people that never brush have yellow teeth. Boy, was I wrong! Once, I started getting older, I noticed that my teeth weren't as white as they used to be, and ever since I have become interested in teeth whitening. 

However, professional teeth whitening is out of my price range. So, I have to opt for at home whitening treatments. I've always loved Arm & Hammer toothpastes, so when I found out about their Truly Radiant line, I was very excited.


I received an Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Whitening Booster, Toothpaste, and Spinbrush. The Truly Radiant products clean, strengthen, and whiten the teeth.
I love the toothpaste. It has the Arm & Hammer taste that I'm used to, which I really like. Some of the benefits of this toothpaste include:
  • Removes 100% more surface stains than ordinary toothpaste. 
  • Smoothes surface imperfections while restoring shine.
  • Only paste with baking soda, peroxide, and active calcium.
  • Flouride anticavity toothpaste for cleaning, whitening, and enamel strenghthening.
To take my whitening power to the next level, I apply the Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Whitening Booster over top the toothpaste. It's so convenient to whiten my teeth at the same time as I brush them. It really works too. It is clinically proven to whiten teeth in just one week and contains 3x more whitening agent than a leading white strip. I could see that my teeth were whiter right away.

I use these products on my new Truly Radiant Spinbrush. The Spinbrush removes 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush. It gives my teeth a very deep clean feeling.

Not only do I whiten my teeth to bring out my radiance, but I also live radiantly by eating plenty of fruits and veggies, exercising, and remembering to think and live positively. Make sure to read Alison Sweeney's tips to bring out your inner radiance.
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Vintage Italia Pasta Chips Review & Giveaway!


I love snacking. I think I snack more than I actually eat real meals. I've never been one that's all about sweets and chocolates, I always prefer a crunchy salty snack. However, I've never been a huge fan of greasy potato chips. I personally prefer something a bit tastier and a little bit healthier. That is why I couldn't wait to get my hands on some Vintage Italia Pasta Chips!

Pasta Chips are delicious thin and crispy oven baked chips made with Durum Wheat Semolina Flour and Italian herbs. They have 5 different delectable flavors made with different seasonings inspired by regional Italian favorites. And did I mention that they are all natural and contain 60% less fat than regular potato chips?


The good people at Vintage Italia were kind enough to send me all 5 flavors of Pasta Chips to try. Each one was so good, it was hard for me to decide which ones I liked best.

Marinara is the first flavor that comes to mind when I think about Italian food. These have a very yummy blend of flavors including tomato, cheese, herbs, and spices. The tomato flavor isn't too overwhelming, and it makes for a great snack. My boyfriend thought they really tasted like the real thing and thought they were pretty good, which is surprising because he's a picky eater that doesn't like to try new things.

Spicy Tomato Herb is pretty similar to the Marinara, except it packs a little heat. It's not too spicy, and your mouth won't be burning from munching on these, but it's a very flavorful spice that takes a moment to kick in.

Alfredo is another one of those Italian flavors that I can't get enough of. Whenever I dine out at an Italian restaurant you would be wise to bet money that I'm going to order Fettuccine Alfredo. The Alredo Pasta Chips do not disappoint. It truly has that creamy, buttery taste of Alfredo sauce. This may be my favorite flavor of Pasta Chips.

Garlic Olive Oil tastes just as you would expect. It has an equally prominent flavor of garlic and olive oil, which happens to be two flavors I enjoy very much.

Sea Salt is the most plain of all flavors. It's great for when you want a plain cracker with a hint of flavor. It's yummy to eat on it's own or could be paired with a slice of cheese or a dip.

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*Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% mine.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chewy.com Merrick Kitchen Bites Cowboy Cookout Grain-Free Biscuits Dog Treats Review!


My Chewy.com package arrived earlier this week and me and Zooey were thrilled to review another awesome bag of dog treats. My dog gets so excited when she see's the mail carrier deliver a package with the Chewy logo on it now. I think she is starting to associate the Chewy logo with delicious treats just for her.

If you have been following my blog, then you probably already know about Chewy.com, if not, they are a website that sells pretty much everything you need for your dog or cat. They have food, treats, flea & tick medications, health & wellness products, toys, grooming products, leashes, collars, pet beds, and much more! Best of all, all of the food and treats that they offer are from the best brands that are healthy and good for your pet.


This month I got the Merrick Cowboy Cookout Kitchen Bites Dog Treats. These treats are like a big home cooked meal for your dog. They start with real deboned meat as the #1 ingredient, then they add fresh fruits and vegetables, like carrots and potatoes, for a crunchy and healthy treat for your pet. Unlike many commercial dog biscuits, these contain no rice, flour, or wheat.

The list of ingredients is actually quite small, and consists mostly of easy to pronounce, whole foods. The full list of ingredients is: Deboned Beef, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Organic Cane Molasses, Canola Oil, Carrots, Apples, Flaxseed, Cumin, Gelatin, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), and Rosemary.

The key benefits of Merrick Cowboy Cookout Kitchen Bites are:
  • Grain-Free and Gluten-Free.
  • Real deboned meat is the first ingredient.
  • Dogs love the taste.
  • Perfect size treats for training.
  • Made in the USA!
I love that they are healthy, and my dog loves the taste of these. She gets so excited whenever I get out the bag of her Cowboy Cookout Kitchen Bites. She eats them right up and makes them disappear within the blink of an eye. 

Another great thing about these treats is they are super affordable and on sale at Chewy.com for only $4.49 for a big 9 oz bag full of treats. Merrick makes other scrumptious sounding flavors of Kitchen Bites that are inspired from different types of food. They have Turducken, Wingalings, Grammy's Pot Pie, and Brauts-n-Tots. 

*Disclosure: I received a product for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% mine.

Monday, August 11, 2014

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Coolway Knotty Girl Hair Brush Review! + 20% Off Coupon Code!

I have long thick hair. Seriously, my hair is so thick that every time I go to the salon, without fail, the hairdresser has to tell me how thick my hair is. Which I'm sure they are secretly not too thrilled about, because super thick long hair = a lot of work! Often times when I wake up in the morning or after I wash my hair, I find at least one monstrous tangle. So, having a hair brush that brushes out tangles with as little pain as possible is pretty important to me.

When I found out about the Coolway Knotty Girl Hair Brush I was certainly intrigued. You might think that it looks like an ordinary hair brush, but it's made with Coolway's very own innovative SoftFlow bristles. Their bristles are specially designed to bend when they encounter a tough knot. So, instead of pulling and ripping your hair out, the bristles loosen the knot one at a time. By the time the tangle meets the 15th or 16th bristle it is completely untangled.


The benefits of the Coolway Knotty Girl Hair Brush are:
  • No pain of pulling and ripping at your hair.
  • Leaves more of your hair on your head, and not in the brush.
  • Less breakage.
  • Works on wet or dry hair.
  • Designed for all hair types.
  • Great for women and men.
  • Comes with a 30 day money back guarantee.
  • Very affordable at only $9.95
Before receiving the Coolway Knotty Girl Hair Brush I had been using a pricey boar bristle brush that's valued upwards of $100. It did the job at brushing my hair, but the bristles are not flexible, so it ripped at my hair and definitely wasn't good for wet hair. 

The Knotty Girl Brush is less than $10, doesn't rip out my hair, and can work on dry or wet hair. It's kind of a no-brainer, when it comes to which one I would recommend. 

Now whenever I have a tangle, I always go for my Coolway brush. Depending on how bad the tangle is, it can take a little more work to untangle it, but I can always get it out. Some of my hair does end up in the brush, but that's just the nature of hair, it falls out! However, it does seem to me that a lot less of my hair accumulates in the Knotty Girl Brush compared to my other brush. 

I found that the Knotty Girl Brush works even better on wet hair. Usually I'm a bit cautious about brushing my hair when it's wet, because that usually means a lot of my hair is going to rip out and break. More split ends is the last thing my hair needs. However, with the Knotty Girl Brush it seems like none of my hair ends up in the brush when it's wet. 

Overall, I love this brush and would definitely recommend it. If you want to try it for yourself, make sure to use the coupon code: mycoolway59 to save 20% off your order.

*Disclosure: I received a product for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% mine.
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