Friday, August 1, 2014

Giant Microbes Anti-Bacterial Moist Wipes Review & Giveaway!


It's that time of the year again, everybody is getting ready for back to school. Well, at least everybody who is in school or has children that are in school. One thing that I think of when I think about back to school is germs. Textbooks, desks, lockers, can all be covered in germs that can make you sick. The best way to combat these germs is to wash your hands several times a day.


Giant Microbes is a company that makes microbiology fun! They have a huge variety of different adorable stuffed microbe toys, as well as mugs, apparel, key chains, hand washing kits, and much more. They even have holiday themed microbes for Father's Day, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Halloween, and Graduation.

Their products are great for science nerds (like myself), teachers, doctors, nurses, medical students, or children learning about germs. They could even be given as a gag gift or a funny get well soon present. Giant Microbes doesn't just cover the basic microorganisms either, they have over 150+ designs, so you will be sure to find the perfect microbe for the occasion.

Their designs include cells of the body, probiotic creatures that improve health, philanthropic microbes that make bread and yogurt, aquatic amoebas and paramecium, and a wide range of medical pathogens. Some of my favorites include C. Diff (Clostridium difficile), Meningitis (Neisseria meningitidis), MRSA (Multiple-Resistant staphylococcus aureus), and Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas vaginalis).


Giant Microbes sent me their Anti-Bacterial Moist Wipes to try out. These are really convenient. They come in a big canister and contain 40 large (7 x 8) moist towelettes. I like to keep these in the car, where I don't have access to wash my hands. I'm guilty of eating fast food in the car, which is bad enough, but I don't want to eat with my dirty hands, so having these to wipe my hands off with is great. The towelettes are soft and have a very nice fresh scent. I also really like how the cute little microbes are printed on the label. It's a little reminder of why I need to wash my hands and use moist wipes.

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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, July 30, 2014

Love with Food Subscription Box Review!


As you may already know, I love subscription boxes. It's like getting a gift delivered to yourself every month, and who doesn't like gifts? Love with Food is a very special kind of subscription service, because they send you unique, hard-to-find tasty organic and all natural snacks which vary based on seasonal themes.

I love this, because I'm trying to eat healthier. However, I get tired of eating fruit and salads all of the time. I want to get out of my comfort zone, but healthy snacking can be expensive. Being able to try out samples of different all natural snacks, without having to commit to buying full size, ends up saving me money and helps me discover new foods.


What's even cooler about Love with Food is they do something that I haven't heard any other subscription box do, for every box or item they sell, they donate a meal to feed a hungry child. They donate to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength. Who knew snacking could feel this good? 

Best of all, Love with Food is extremely affordable. Their Love with Food Tasting Box (8+ snacks) is only $10 a month. They also have deluxe boxes (16-20 snacks) for $17 a month, and Gluten Free Box for $25 a month. If you end up deciding that Love with Food isn't for you, you can cancel any time. 

To get even more for your money, Love with Food has a special point program. You can earn 10 points for every product you review and 500 points for every friend you refer. For every 1,000 points you earn, you can redeem them for $10 worth of products. Yay, free snacks!


I received the Love with Food Tasting Box for May. This month's theme was inspired by the Kentucky Derby. Inside the box I received a card with information for each snack that was in the box, a 20% off coupon code for JM Foods, a 15% off coupon code for TheSpiceLab.com, a 10% discount on Pork Clouds, a 75 cent coupon on Giddy Up & Go Granola, and a couple of other promo cards for Love with Food.

 The snacks I received included:
  • Southern Derby Pack of Tea by Revolution - This pack contained 3 individually wrapped tea bags; Honeybush Caramel Herbal Tea, Tropical Green Tea, and Southern Mint Herbal Tea. I love a good cup of tea. These ones were really nice. They come in a really cool infuser bag, they're pretty, and taste delicious. This was probably my favorite thing I received. 
  • Tarallino Snack with Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Terre Di Puglia- These are great for someone who doesn't like sweet or salty snacks. These were very plain tasting, kind of like a mini crunchy bread stick. They only contain 6 simple ingredients.  
  • Tropical Peach Drink Mix by Flavorz Organic - I haven't tried this yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. I don't drink soda or sugary fruit juices, but I get tired of drinking water after awhile. This drink mix will add some flavor to my boring water. Best of all it contains organic natural ingredients.
  • Sweet Potato Chips by One Potato Two Potato - Since I enjoy sweet potato anything, I really enjoyed these. They really do taste like sweet potato, and are so much better than potato chips. These contain beta-carotene and vitamin A.
  • Sea Salt Caramels by Le Caramel - Mmm...these are a great little mouth watering treat. The perfect blend of sea salt and caramel.
  • Key Lime Cookies by J&M - They are tea cookies that are sweet and powdering on the outside and tart on the inside. The flavors were a little too intense for me.
  • Giddy Up & Go Granola - I love granola, and this one was really good. It's certified gluten free, USDA organic, and dairy free vegan. 
  • Spices by The Spice Lab - I received two little bags of Italian Black Truffle Salt and Hickory Smoked Sea Salt. I haven't used them yet, but I definitely will next time a recipe calls for it. 
Overall, I think Love with Food contains a great variety of snacks and is an amazing value for only $10 a month! 

*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.

Save 20% on Label Daddy labels for Back to School!


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These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels -- they're washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. Our exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide. 


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Chewy.com Natural Balance Dental Chews Review + A Surprise!


Yes, it's another review for Chewy.com! If you are a dog or cat owner, and you don't know about Chewy.com, then you need to get your butt over there. Chewy.com is your one-stop-shop for your fur child. They have food, treats, toys, beds, flea medications, cleaning supplies, grooming products, leashes, collars,  and much more. 

The thing I really love about Chewy.com is that all of their food and treats are made with natural ingredients, they have plenty of grain-free options, and they are really good for your pet's health. Some of their most popular brands include Blue Buffalo, Natural Balance, Merrick, and Orijen. 


This month I received the Natural Balance Dental Chews Sweet Potato & Chicken Meal Formula with Mango for Medium to Large Dogs. They have two different sizes for these treats, and I got the bigger one. Unfortunately, my dog is on the small side at only 11 lbs., so these treats are a bit too big for her. However, it was a simple fix, all I had to do was cut them in half, and voila!


There's Zooey staring adoringly at the Natural Balance Dental Chew. Zooey definitely love the taste of these and enjoys chewing on them.

As you can see these treats have ridges, which encourages healthy chewing action and the removal of plaque & tartar. Unlike a lot of supposed "dental treats", these actually take awhile for my dog to chew down, which gives them plenty of time to work their magic on her teeth.

Some of the other great benefits of these treats include:
  • Easy to digest - formulated to support easy chewing and digestion
  • Helps freshen breath 
  • Made with antioxidant nutrient - Vitamin C, a key antioxidant nutrient, is added to help support immune function.
  • Grain-Free
  • No Corn 
  • No Wheat 
  • No Soy
  • Made in the USA!
A couple of weeks after I received the Natural Balance Dental Chews, I received another package from Chewy.com I had no idea what it was, since I already had received my treats for the month. I noticed the package was a bit heavy, and as I opened it, I couldn't believe my eyes. The box was FULL of unexpected  goodies from Chewy.com

My boyfriend and I had a great time discovering all of the fun stuff that was inside. As I kept pulling everything out of the box, my dog was so excited, it's like she knew it was from Chewy.com! Zooey kept sniffing everything, running around, and wagging her tail like crazy.


Above is everything that they sent me: beach ball, a massive beach towel, mouse pad, magnet, notepads, pens, bracelets, coozies, sunglasses, a lovely thank you card, an amazing custom Camelbak water bottle, and 4 bags of dog treats!


The treats I received were Merrick Brauts-N-Tots Kitchen Bites, Newman's Own New Zealand Ranch Style Dog Treats Beef  & Vegetable Recipe, Blue Buffalo Blue Stix, and Natural Balance L.I.T. Limited Ingredient Treats Sweet Potato & Venison Formula Treats. 

I've only opened the Newman's Own treats so far, because Zooey has so many treats right now. She needs to finish a bag, before I'll open another one. I'm really excited to give her the Blue Buffalo Blue Stix. I've heard so many good things about Blue Buffalo, and she's never tried anything from them. I'm also interested in the Merrick Brauts-N-Tots, because I wonder if Zooey will enjoy German food as much as me. 

Overall, we're beyond excited for everything we received from Chewy.com this month. P.S. Chewy.com you rock!

*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, July 22, 2014

Darn Tough Coolmax No Show Ultralight Socks Review!


I've been noticing lately that I am running out of socks to wear. Most of my socks have holes in them, and I haven't even had them for a long time! I guess my socks just aren't made well enough. Thankfully, I've found Darn Tough Socks.

Darn Tough makes high quality, comfortable, and durable socks that are made to last. In fact, Darn Tough is so sure of their products, that all of their socks have a lifetime guarantee. If you wear out your socks, they will send you a brand new pair for free, no questions asked, no strings attached. That alone is pretty incredible. I can't think of any other brand, let alone sock company that does this.

One of the reasons why they are so sure of the quality of their socks, is that they make all of their socks themselves, right in their Northfield, Vermont factory. They purchase the finest raw materials and use the latest knitting technology, with the best-trained and hardest working people putting it all together every day.

They make socks for many different types of lifestyles and exercises including hiking, running, biking, skiing, hunting, gym, and work. They offer socks for women, men, and kids.


I run a few times a week, plus do many other aerobic exercises, so I knew I needed some running socks. They had a variety of styles and colors to choose from. I chose the Coolmax No Show Ultralight socks in the colors Blackenberry. 


These socks are made with Ultra-Light Coolmax® technology, which is engineered to move moisture away from your skin, to be fast drying and to enhance comfort. They are completely seamless, to make for a smooth fit and to reduce blisters and hot spots. They never slip, or bunch up, and they stay put all day long.

I love these socks. They truly are the most comfortable, best fitting socks I've ever worn. They don't have that uncomfortable seam in the toe area that all socks seem to have. They are thick and warm, but not so thick that you can't wear them in the Summer. I also love the unique style and colors. I think it's cute that they say "Darn Tough" on them.

They are great for exercising, but I also can't wait to wear them to work. My socks always, without fail, slip and bunch up in my shoes while I'm working. Then I have to go hide, and make sure no one can see me, while I adjust my socks.

You can purchase the Coolmax No Show Ultralight Socks for $13. Which may seem a little pricey for one pair of ordinary socks, but for a pair of super comfy high quality socks that have a lifetime guarantee it's a steal!

Keep up with Darn Tough by following them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest.

*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, July 21, 2014

Natalie Jill's Rev 4 Rev It Up Fitness DVD Review!

I recently decided to make a big lifestyle change. I'm eating healthier and I'm exercising daily. I don't have an expensive gym membership, but that doesn't keep me from finding other ways to work out. So, I hit up my fitness DVD collection for a fun workout this morning.


I decided to go for the Rev 4 workout DVD, because I'm drawn to the girly pink and purple colors as well as the beautiful Natalie Jill on the front cover. 

I also really like the concept of this DVD. It has 4 different 10 minute workouts, each one focusing on different body parts. The exercises that are done in the workouts are done in 30 sec intervals. The workouts are recommended for people with an intermediate fitness level. There is no equipment needed.

The DVD's run time is a total of 50 minutes and includes:
  • Warm Up 
  • Rev 1 - Full Body
  • Rev 2 - Lower Body
  • Rev 3 - Upper Body
  • Rev 4 - Core Crusher
  • Cool Down
  • Bonus Material
The Full Body workout included exercises such as punches, squats, planks and push ups. The Lower Body workout included exercises such as lunges, runner's lunges (loved these!), skater lunges, and squat hops. The Upper Body included exercises such as planks, pushups, tricep dips, and crab walks. The Core Crusher included exercises such as planks, side planks, plank toe taps, and supine leg drops.

Overall, I enjoyed this video. I think Natalie Jill is a great trainer. She's always saying encouraging things and showing modifications for many of the exercises to increase or decrease the intensity. Just looking at her definitely gives me motivation, which is always good! I like that the workouts and exercises are quick and efficient. I also like that I can customize my workout by picking and choosing which workouts I want to do. 

*Disclosure: I received a free copy of this DVD 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, July 19, 2014

Book Review: Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon


Doon is a young adult fantasy novel that is the first of it's series. It was written by best friends Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon. Doon is based loosely off of the musical Brigadoon, which I have never seen or heard of prior to reading this book.

The book starts off with best friends Veronica and Mackenna graduating high school. Veronica lives with her careless mom and her mom's new boyfriend, Bob. Kenna has dreams of being on broadway and is obsessed with musicals. Every other chapter switches between being written in either Mackenna's or Veronica's point of view, which I think is really cool, but I often have to double check which character is narrating, because it can get confusing.

Veronica and Kenna end up planning a trip to Scotland to celebrate graduating. Before they go on their trip, Veronica starts seeing visions of a handsome boy wearing a kilt. She starts to think she may be losing her mind, but she wonders if there is more behind this mysterious boy that she keeps seeing everywhere.

Once they get to Scotland, they stay at Mackenna's late Aunt's cottage. While exploring the cottage, the girls find two magical rings and a note of instructions from Kenna’s aunt. By following these instructions, the bridge of Doon opens up to them and the adventure starts.

Overall, I found this book to be a light hearted, fun, and entertaining read. I think this book is ideal for teens and young adults, especially those who enjoy fantasy novels like Twilight and Harry Potter. Doon ends with a cliffhanger, and now I don't think I can handle not reading Book 2 of this series when it comes out.

You can watch the trailer for Doon below:



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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