Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Company of Animals Nina Ottosson Dog Treat Maze Review!


The Company of Animals is world renowned for its Training and Behavior Centre and pet product innovation. They sell many different products for pets including treats, toys, games, training products, interactive feeders, and much more. 

I was really interested in their games for pets. Their games stimulate your pet mentally, which helps keep them happy and less likely to suffer from behavior problems such as barking, attention seeking and destructive behavior. Playing a game with your dog is also really fun and creates a great bonding experience.


The game that I received is the Dog Treat Maze by Nina Ottosson. It comes in a size small and large, and I  The Dog Treat Maze is a brightly colored toy in the shape of a flying saucer. It has a level of medium difficulty, can be used for all ages, sizes, and breeds of dogs, and can even be used for cats as well.

The game is very simple to set up. All you have to do is put treats or dry dog food into the hole on top. How many treats you put in at a time is up to you. By moving and spinning the toy, the treats go through a complex inner maze, and eventually come out of any of the four holes on each side.

The hole that you put the treats in is rather small. So, you will need to either use kibbles or very small treats. I use Wellness Petite Treats and they easily fit.


My Chihuahua, Zooey loves this toy. I gave it to her today to play with and she keeps going back to it. She uses her nose and her paws to spin it, nudge it, and move it around. 

Zooey is pretty gentle with it, so it takes her quite awhile to get a treat out. I put about a dozen treats inside, and so far she has only gotten a few out. However, that doesn't discourage her or make her lose interest, she is very determined to get her treats out. The amount and size of the treats can also increase or decrease the level of difficulty. If your dog is really 

The plastic that the maze is made out of is very sturdy and durable. Zooey loves to chew up her toys, but so far she hasn't even nibbled on it. I thinks she knows this isn't a toy to chew on, because she knows there are treats inside, and she is more interested in trying to get them out. Regardless, as the website suggests you should never leave the dog unattended with this toy or allow them to chew on it.

Overall, I think this is a great toy for pets. It's made very well and will last for a very long time. It's will provide entertainment and mental stimulation for your dog for hours. 

*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.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

CredibleCravings Snack Bar Sampler Box Review & Giveaway!


They say that the optimal amount of meals a day is six. I don't know about you, but I don't have time to prep, cook, and eat that much every day. I'm often so busy, I skip meals, and end up being very hungry at the end of the day, so hungry that I end up overeating. This definitely isn't the healthiest way to eat. The most convenient way for me to get some healthy food in my stomach is nutritional snack bars. They are great for when I first wake up and don't feel like eating a huge meal, when I'm on the go, or to satisfy cravings in between meals.

CredibleCravings is a company that makes delicious healthy and organic snack bars specifically for supporting the nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women and their developing babies. They use only high quality, natural organic whole food ingredients and a natural probiotic. Their pregnancy snacks contain no artificial preservatives, artificial sweeteners, or chemicals.


 I received a CredibleCravings Sampler Box, which contained four of each flavor. The flavors that they have are Chocolate, Lemon Ginger Greens, and Oatmeal Cranberry. It came in a convenient box that I can keep on my counter.

The bars all have a soft, very chewy, and semi-moist texture. All three flavors taste pretty similar, because they mostly contain the same organic and healthy ingredients, which include: Organic Almond Butter, Organic Dates, Organic Honey (Pasteurized), Organic Sprouted Quinoa, Organic Chia, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Mango, Organic Spinach, Organic Kale, Organic Sweet Potato, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Blackstrap Molasses, and GanedenBC30 Probiotic (Non-Fat Milk, Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30 6086).

However, my favorite by far is the Oatmeal Cranberry, because it has a fruity taste. Unlike the other bars, this one contains organic cranberries, organic gluten-free sprouted oats, and organic vanilla extract.

My next favorite is the Chocolate. It taste pretty similar to the Oatmeal and Cranberry except it has less of a fruity flavor and more of a chocolate flavor. It contains organic cacao nibs, organic cacao powder, and organic non-dairy chocolate chips, which are made of organic evaporated cane juice, organic cacao butter, organic chocolate liquor, and organic vanilla.

Lastly, the Lemon Ginger Greens isn't my favorite, but it still tastes pretty good and I'm happy to eat it since it's natural and nutritional. This one contains organic lemon extract and organic dried ginger.


If you are interested in trying out CredibleCravings, which I highly recommend especially if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, you can purchase them at your local Sprouts Farmers Market or the Vitamin Shoppe. You can also buy them online at CredibleCravings.com or Amazon.

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*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.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Raaka Virgin Chocolate Bars Review & Giveaway!


I'm always interested in companies that care about helping the planet and the people in it. So, when I found out about a fair trade chocolate company called Raaka, I was instantly drawn to them.

Raaka purchases their cocoa beans from farmers in the Dominican Republic and Bolivia. They pay a minimum of $500 above market price per metric ton of cacao beans, which means the farmers receive a fair salary for their hard work.

Raaka also uses environmentally friendly practices to produce their chocolate and packaging. All of their bars are wrapped in 100% post consumer recycled, FSC-certified, chlorine-free paper, which is printed with soy inks and processed with sustainable wind-generated energy.

All of their cocoa husk is donated to Edible Schoolyard NYC, an after-school gardening program. They use their husk as mulch and fertilizer to grow food.

Lastly, they use organic ingredients whenever possible and fair-trade sugar certified by Fair Trade USA.


I received 3 of their most popular flavors of chocolate; Coconut Milk, Bourbon Cask Aged, and Dark with Sea Salt. Can we take a moment to admire the adorable printed paper the chocolate bars are wrapped in? I'm in love with the fun patterns and bright colorful labels. All of these bars are handmade, stoneground, soy free, nut free, vegan, gluten free, and certified organic.

The first bar I decided to try was the Coconut Milk Bar. It's 60% cacao, making this the lightest of the three. It's reminiscent of a traditional milk chocolate, but instead it's made of coconut milk and completely vegan. It's definitely a different tasting chocolate than the commercial chocolate full of sugar that I grew up with. This is strong and flavorful. I like that I can really taste the coconut as well.

Next I tried the Dark with Sea Salt. It's 71% cacao, so slightly stronger than the last. I surprisingly like the flavor of this one better. At first I get a hint of saltiness from the himilayan pink sea salt and then I taste the rich flavors of the chocolate as well as slight notes of raspberry and citrus.

Finally I tried the Bourbon Cask Aged. This one is 82% cacao, the darkest of all. It's a 2013 Good Food Award Winner. Even though this is the darkest, it isn't too bitter. It has a flavorful mix of caramel, vanilla, and oaky deliciousness.

Overall, I think Raaka is a great company and their chocolate is delicious and unique. They have gift boxes available that would be perfect for the upcoming holidays.

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

Trusted Health Products OraMD Breath Review & Giveaway!


Nobody wants to have bad breath. It's so unattractive and embarrassing. However, after eating certain foods and when you're out and haven't brushed your teeth in awhile, your breath is bound to start smelling. You could bring your toothbrush with you, and make plenty of bathroom breaks to brush your teeth when you're out, but who has time for that? I think a much more convenient and easy solution is to use breath spray.

I'm sure there are many breath sprays out there on the market, but when I found out about Trusted Health Products Breath Spray, I knew I wanted to try it. I have talked about Trusted Health Products many times in the past. They are a company that makes the purest and most natural products available. All of their products are extremely effective, are GMO-free, 100% Pure & Natural, with absolutely No Additives of any kind.

I have tried their OraMD the Mouth Doctor, Botanical Splash Body Moisturizer and Revitalizer, Shake the Crave Shake Mix, Amazingly Beautiful AM Moisturizer and PM Revitalizer, and Runner's Choice Foot Massage in a Bottle. So far, I have been very satisfied with everything that I've tried from them.


I received a bottle of the OraMD Breath to try. Some of the benefits of this breath spray are:
  • One spray completely eliminates embarrassing bad breath
  • Kills the cause of bad breath on contact
  • Ingredients clinically proven to kill periodontal bacteria
  • Leaves a really fresh, clean feeling unlike anything you’ve experienced
  • Recommended by Dentists Worldwide
  • 100% pure almond, spearmint, and peppermint oils
  • OraMD’s peppermint oil has potent anti-bacterial properties
  • OraMD’s spearmint oil has potent anti-inflammatory properties
  • Fluoride-free
  • Alcohol-free (alcohol is known to cause dry mouth, which can lead to bad breath)
  • One Year, 100% Money Back Guarantee – No Questions Asked
Not only is OraMD better because they use only natural ingredients, but they also contain no chemicals, artificial, or refined sugars that other products use, which can actually add to the bacteria count.

I have been carrying the OraMD Breath in my purse at all times. After I eat, and my mouth isn't feeling so fresh, I just spray the OraMD Breath once into my mouth, and I feel like I just used mouthwash. It gives me an extremely minty and clean feeling. It's pretty strong, so I definitely recommend only using one spray, and that should be all you need.

I actually have the other OraMD product that they sell which can be used as a toothpaste and mouthwash. It's very strong and effective. I could tell right away that this product uses the same formula. The only difference is this bottle comes with a spray top, to easily clean and freshen your mouth on the go.

For a limited time, the manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have our readers try out Breath and agreed to send one bottle FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer! Click here to get your FREE bottle now!

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*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.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fruitables Vanilla Snowflake Flavor Dog Treats Review!


Are you looking for something festive to get your dog or your friends and family members dogs for Christmas this year? Then look no further, Fruitables Vanilla Snowflake Flavor Dog Treats is the perfect gift for this holiday season.

You heard that right, Snowflake flavor! Each limited edition treat pouch includes an estimated 300 snowflakes, sustainably harvested from the mountains in Crested Butte, Colorado. Do you have to see it to believe it? Watch the video below:


This is truly a one-of-a-kind treat that will totally impress your human friends as well as your furry four-legged ones.

Some other great benefits of Fruitables Vanilla Snowflake Flavor Dog Treats:
  • A yummy mix of Pumpkin Granola, Vanilla Greek Yogurt, and Snowflakes.
  • 100% Natural.
  • Free of Wheat, Corn, Soy.
  • No Artificial Ingredients, Colors, or Preservatives.
  • Selected Organic Ingredients.
  • Under 8 calories per treat.
  • Sourced and made in the USA.

Upon opening the bag, I noticed the treats actually have a very delicious vanilla scent. Each crunchy treat is small and in the shape of a snowflake. They are the perfect size for training. They are especially great for small dogs, like my Chihuahua Zooey.

Zooey seems to really enjoy these. I couldn't even take a picture of them, without her trying to snatch them from me. She can make them disappear quite fast.

You can find these treats and other treats from Fruitables at a local pet store near you, or at online retailers such as Amazon, Chewy.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Wag.com, and many more.

*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.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Collage.com Custom Aluminum Photo Print, Ornament, and Wrapping Paper Review & Giveaway!


Collage.com is a great one-of-a-kind service that allows users to create amazing collages with the click of a button. If you don't like the way the collage turns out, you can rearrange the photos, until it's exactly what you want. You can then customize your collage to be in various different shapes, you can change the background color, and add text. You can get your collage printed on a canvas, poster, phone/tablet case, greeting card, mouse pad, shower curtain, tote bag, and much more.

Gifts from Collage.com are great for weddings, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, birthdays, graduation, Christmas, or to remember special events like a vacation or camping trip.

Collage.com was kind enough to let me make a few collages of my own and have them printed on some of their new products.


The first thing I made was a 11 x 14 Aluminum Photo Print. I was really excited about this and knew it would look amazing in person. I've been to art galleries where the artwork is done on aluminum and the colors always look so beautiful. 

Photos printed on aluminum appear hi-def, because the dyes are directly infused into the metal, giving your images brightness and definition like you're never seen before.

The collage I made is different photos throughout the years of me with my girl friends. I made the collage into the shape of a heart and added the text "Friends Forever." above it. I then chose a gorgeous purple background. 

I was afraid that the photos would look blurry, since many of them were taken with a cell phone, but it ended up looking really great. The colors are so bright and pretty. I think it turned out very cute.

The aluminum is very light and thin. It came with mounting hardware on the back, for easy installation.


I also got to make a Custom Ornament. The ornament, just like the photo print I received, is printed on aluminum. I ended up choosing a picture of my dog when she was a puppy. I thought it was the perfect photo for a Christmas ornament, since she's wearing a Santa sweater in it.

I could have added more photos and made a collage, but I liked the way one photo looked. I chose for the ornament to be cut out into an oval shape, but they also had a rectangular option.

The aluminum once again is lightweight and thin, so it's not going to weight the branch down on your tree.  It came with a red ribbon, so it's already ready to be hung up for display.

I'm really satisfied with the way my ornament turned out. The colors look bright and beautiful. I also really like how the photo is printed on both sides. I know this is something I will treasure every Christmas.


Lastly, I made a roll of Custom Wrapping Paper. I used a bunch of photos of me, my friends, and family. I think it will be a great surprise when the recipients see their gifts wrapped in this paper. I'm sure they will have fun spotting themselves in the photos. I chose a red background, and to make everything match, I made all the photos black and white.

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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.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Chewy.com Merrick Texas Toothpicks Dog Treats Review!


I got another fantastic bag of dog treats this month from Chewy.com! If you haven't heard of Chewy.com they are an online retailer that sells just about everything for dogs and cats. They have pet food, treats, grooming products, toys, leashes, collars, bedding, crates, and much more. Best of all, they only sell the best for your pet. All of the pet food and treats that they offer are all natural, safe, and healthy.


This month I got a bag of the Merrick Texas Toothpicks. Merrick is a pet food brand that I'm starting to really get to know and love. I've received their Kitchen Bites and Brush Bones in the past and my dog, Zooey is a big fan.

The Texas Toothpicks are big puffy rawhide sticks made from pure beef tail and provide a crunchy and chewy treat for your pet to enjoy. They contain no artificial preservatives, colors, or ingredients. In fact, they only contain one simple ingredient: beef!

Some key benefits are:
  • Contains a minimum of 50% crude protein 
  • No artificial colors means less mess when your pet slobbers 
  • Good dog treat for healthy gums and teeth
  • Made in the USA.

As you can see this is quite a big treat for Zooey. It took her awhile of gnawing and chewing on it to completely eat it. I like that it keeps her busy and she enjoys it. It's a much better alternative to traditional rawhide, as there are no artificial colors that end up everywhere, it doesn't get all slimy and gross, and it's odorless. Of course, I also love that it's all natural, I know exactly what's in it, and that it was made safely right here in the United States.

*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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