Monday, February 20, 2017

Slammers Snacks (Review)


 Slammers Snacks
Disclosure: I was provided complimentary products through a distributor, from Go Gourmet in exchange for a honest review.  

My sons have been the talk of the cafeteria at school lately, and it's all because of Slammers Snacks! Slammers Snacks are filled with delicious fruits, vegetables, and vitamins in a pouch, and it is a USDA organic snack. Even my oldest son, who is a picky eater loves these amazing snacks! The snacks come in seven yummy flavors, and we were blessed to receive three of these flavors: Chill'n, Watermelon Kiwi Burst!, and Creamy Banana Chocolate! The other four flavors include Epic, Awesome, Pumped, and Pomegranate Grape Crush.

 Slammers Snacks

Not only are these snacks tasty, but they are healthy. It is a great alternative to chips and cookies, and as a Mom, I feel awesome giving my sons something that is packed full of nutrients. These are not your typical fruit-filled pouches. They have a creamy texture, not like some of the fruit pouches my sons have tried where they have a chunky texture. My oldest is a texture kid, so he is really picky with his fruits and vegetables. I was so happy to receive these products, because now he asks for these pouches, and I know his body is getting the nutrients he needs.

 Slammers Snacks

  The packages and pouches are all colorful and fun, and definitely geared towards children in elementary through high school. Everyday at school, my sons' friends ask what flavor they brought in that day. Both of my boys thought the snacks were incredible, and they each had a favorite. My oldest liked the Chill'n flavor, which is a mix of blueberries, bananas, butternut squash, Greek yogurt and yumberry.  My youngest liked the Creamy Banana Chocolate!, that was filled with organic banana, coconut cream, grape, sweet potato, and cocoa powder. They both want to try the Epic flavor next time we make a grocery trip.  

 Slammers Snacks

We easily were able to find these at our local grocery store, and these products can also be found at Target. If you visit the Slammers Snacks website, you can type in your zip code and find a store near you that carries these wonderful snacks. They come in a 4 pack, which make them easy to keep in the refrigerator so they are ready for snacks on the go, or to put into a lunchbox. They don't need to be refrigerated, but my sons like them cold. My youngest ran a marathon last weekend, and he was so excited to have some Slammers Snacks waiting for him at the finish line.

 Slammers Snacks

My family and I would definitely recommend these yummy snacks. I was provided with extra Slammers Snacks, so I gave them to some of my co-workers for their kids. They all came in raving about how much their kids loved the snacks, and they were happy too because the products are organic. It is a great feeling as a parent, knowing that your child is eating something healthy and they are enjoying it.

To learn more about these fantastic products, please check them out on their social medias below:


 Slammers Snacks


Leave a me a comment below, and let me know which flavor would be your child's favorite!

Blessings,

Kelly

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

ThinStix (Review)

Thin Stix
Disclosure: I received a complimentary pack of Thin Stix from The Pencil Grip, Inc. in exchange for a honest review.

Last year, we did a review on Kwik Stix, and my sons and I absolutely fell in love with this product. You can only imagine our excitement when we heard that The Pencil Grip, Inc. designed a new product called Thin Stix. Both of these amazing products contain tempera paint that dries within 90 seconds, and can be used on poster paper, cardboard, wood and canvas! Each product comes in a variety of vibrant colors, and leaves a paint-like finish for each of your child's masterpieces!    

Thin Stix

 The Thin Stix, as shown above are a brilliant concept in that it has paint in a marker or highlighter type format. The Thin Stix seem to be an adaption of the Kwik Stix, which come in a glue stick like format. The Thin Stix give your child the ability to have more of a finer detail in their artwork.  Both Thin Stix and Kwik Stix make painting virtually mess free. I remember when I was a child, what a chore it must have been for my parents or teachers when paint was involved. With these wonderful products, there's no need for art smocks, water, or brushes. This means more time enjoying what your child is working on, and less time prepping and cleaning up.

Thin Stix

We went to a WWE wrestling event a few weeks ago, and my sons and my husband were so excited to have the Thin Stix to work on their posters for the event. They were able to make posters to show support for their favorite wrestlers, and the best part was we were able to do this only a few hours before the event! The paint dried in no time, and they turned out beautiful! My sons also love using Thin Stix for doing their school projects, or for just doodling and drawing. I love that there is no mess, and watching how much they enjoy what they are designing or working on.

Thin Stix

My family and I would definitely recommend Thin Stix and Kwik Stix! These products are perfect for the classroom or home, and they are just so much fun! If you have a young artist in your house, this would make an awesome addition to their art supply collection. They are the first things my sons grab when they want to paint or color, and they last for a long time. I did a review in April of last year for Kwik Stix, and there is plenty of paint still left for how much they are used by my boys. I hope you and your family will enjoy these products as much as mine do!

To see more about this amazing company, please visit them on their social medias below:

Thin Stix

Available for sale on Amazon! (affiliate link)

Blessings,

Kelly

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Just Spices (Review)


 Just Spices
 Disclosure: I was provided complimentary products from Just Spices, in exchange for a honest review.

Do you and your family enjoy cooking together? I can't tell you how excited my family and I were to get to sample some of the Just Spices products. Cooking and eating is a big part of our family, because it is a way for us all to be together and discuss our day. I also enjoy looking for healthy and organic options for my family. Just Spices is USDA Organic (with no flavor enhancers), and offer a variety of spices for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages. Their website also shares many fantastic photos, videos, and recipes that you and your family can whip up together using these wonderful spices.

 https://justspices.com/

The initial 20 U.S. house blends comprise: 
  • BBQ Popcorn Seasoning, BBQ Seasoning
  • Extra Spicy Seasoning 
  • Flavors of Italy Seasoning
  •  Flavors of Mexico Seasoning
  • Guacamole Seasoning
  • Hickory Rub
  • Oatmeal Spice Blend
  • Pancake Blend
  • Pizza Seasoning
  • Pork Rub
  • Savory Eggs Blend
  • Seafood Rub
  • Smoothie Boost
  • Spicy Garlic Blend
  • Spicy Popcorn Seasoning
  • Steak Rub
  • Sweet Potato Seasoning
  • Texas BBQ Dip Seasoning
  • Vegetable Broth Seasoning
  • Murray River Salt: made with lovely pink flakes from Australia with a mild flavor.
  • Crushed Tellicherry Pepper: made with a slight nutty variety sourced directly from India’s Malabar Coast.

Which spice sounds like your favorite?

The story behind Just Spices is extraordinary. Three university friends teamed up and traveled the world to gather inspiration for their spices. They met with families from many different cultures who shared their meals and recipes. The illustrations on a large number of their spices are from actual people this trio of friends met with. They launched their company in 2012 in Germany, and their spices made it to the U.S. this last October in 2016. The canisters the spices come in are stackable, colorful, and also protect the spices from the sun. The containers also are made to be aroma-tight and use recyclable paperboard and aluminum-lined packaging that maximize freshness. The spices are high quality and are gathered from the best, full-flavored ingredients from around the world at a price you can afford. The spices range in price from $5.99 to $7.99. There are also great deals on their website, that offer free shipping with orders over $35 and $5 off your first order if you sign up for their newsletter.     


 Just Spices

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My family and I sampled three of the products from Just Spices: Texas BBQ Dip, Flavors of Italy, and Spicy Popcorn Seasoning. We made a yummy veggie and bread dip with the Texas BBQ Dip. The Spicy Popcorn Seasoning states its product name quite well, but it is a good kick to reinvigorate your popcorn! The Flavors of Italy is a delicious way to make your own tomato sauce or spice up one you pick up at the store. My family and I really enjoyed all of these spices because they are so versatile, and the company shares great meal ideas. The canisters are really unique and colorful, and make a beautiful display on the kitchen counter also. We would definitely recommend Just Spices, and are excited to try some other spices from them.     

Blessings,

Kelly

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Monday, January 2, 2017

3 Seeds (Chara Games Review)


 Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of 3 Seeds from Chara Games, in exchange for a honest review. 

Are you looking for a fun, family board game to play in the new year? 3 Seeds is a wonderful addition to any family game night! It is the newest game from Chara Games. Back in November, we wrote a review on their first game called Commissioned. 3 Seeds is a bit different, because this game has only one winner and is not a cooperative game where you get to work together like in the game, Commissioned. It is a game of strategy though. The game comes with all the pieces shown above, and The Rulebook does an awesome job of explaining how to play. It is recommended for ages 12 and older, but this is a game that I think younger children could enjoy as well. It is a game for 2 to 5 players, and each game is designed to last for about 30 to 45 minutes.     

 3 Seeds

Each player is given cards that represent either Money, Time or Labor. The players are also given Crop cards, Harvest cards, and Event cards for when the other players complete a crop. Each crop has different numbers for things needed such as money, time or labor. Once a crop is complete. the player gets to keep the card which contains bonus points for once the game is finished. The harvest card gives each player points for how many cards they placed for that crop. The Event cards can make things very interesting because you may be able to swap a crop with another player, or harvest a crop early. 

 3 Seeds

The players in the game are represented with their color cube on a game piece that is numbered 1 to 50. If a player passes 50, you start over on the game board but they are given a blue chip that counts as 50 points. Once a crop is harvested, the points get added up and then multiplied by the Harvest card number. I loved this concept because it is a fun way to learn and teach about addition and multiplication.  My sons who are five and seven years old, were able to add up the number of points and move the game pieces to the correct number on the game board. The person with the most points at the end of the game wins! 

 3 Seeds

The message of the game is that we are all given different gifts, but we must use them wisely. This game definitely has you think strategically to figure out how to get the most points out of what you are given. On each players turn, you have 3 cards (seeds) and you have a chance to use at least 2 of the cards to either play on yourself or on another player's crop. If you have a certain Event card, you may be able to use all 3 seed cards in one turn. This helps you get extra points and possibly harvest a crop. 

 3 Seeds

My family and I had a blast playing this game, and it is one of the new favorite games now that we play. It is a great game to play with tweens, teenagers and even younger children. My father-in-law has been undefeated in the games we have all played so far, and he says he is willing to share his advice and tips on how to win! It's been incredible to be able to play a game that three generations of family enjoy playing together. Family time is very important, and I am so glad Chara Games designs games that focus on the concept of family time and being together. My family and I would definitely recommend this game, and we give it a five out of five stars!   

Come check out our review of another fantastic game from Chara Games!

 Commissioned

To find out more about this amazing company, please visit them on their social medias below:

 Chara Games


Blessings,

Kelly

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