Archives for June 27, 2013

Summer BBQ time with Amy’s! Great Healthier Suggestions for 4th of July!

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Looking for a healthier option for upcoming 4th of July BBQ’s and fast and easy summer time dinners? Amy’s Texas Veggie Burgers and California Veggie Burgers are delicious!  I had the opportunity to try both and they are simple to make, healthier and delicious! The California Veggie Burger is a delicious blend of grains, organic vegetables, mushroom and walnuts. I like that there is no cholesterol and they taste good too. It was actually my favorite of the two. The Texas Veggie Burger is a blend of vegetables and grains and has a mild barbecue flavor. This one also has no cholesterol, and less than 3 grams of fat. You can find them at local stores where Amy’s products are sold.

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If you are looking for a delicious way to end your meal, there are Amy’s Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies! These were a hit with my son! I like that they are made wit natural and organic ingredients and my son loved that they are really tasty! Imagine a yummy deep rich fudgy center and you can imagine what these delicious brownies taste like! They even come un-cut so you can cut them any size that you want! A great dessert for summer time. Maybe topped with vanilla ice cream? Yum!

Self Disclosure: I received these products for review but opinions are my own.


Octavia and Her Purple Ink Cloud by Donna and Doreen Rathmell Illustrated by Connie McLennan and found at Sylvan Dell Publishing


Imagine an Octopus that shoots yellow ink clouds!

Octavia Octopus and her sea-animal friends love playing camouflage games to practice how they would hide or protect themselves from a “big, hungry creature” in Octavia and Her Purple Ink Cloud. But Octavia just cannot seem to get her colors right when she tries to shoot her ink cloud. What happens when the big, hungry shark sows up looking for his dinner? My son and I enjoyed finding out what happens in this fun and educational story! Great for ages 4-8 and sold for $6.95 at the Sylvan Dell Publishing website. We also loved the “For Creative Minds” at the end of the book where we learned about fun facts about animal camouflage and protection techniques and information about Octopuses.

Self Disclosure: I received this book for review purposes.

Summer Mom-Must-Haves from St. Ives! Moisturizing and Soothing!

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I love Summer but days out in the sun can leave my skin feeling dry! St. Ives has wonderful body lotions and moisturizing body wash. I love the Naturally Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter lotion and Moisturizing Body Wash. They provide instant, non-irritating relief for dry, itchy skin for the whole family! My favorite is the Replenishing Mineral Therapy Body Lotion which is great to use after a day at the beach! I love that it is fast absorbing and non-greasy. These products and many more St. Ives products can be found at many local stores such as Target, Vons, Rite Aid and CVS.

Self Disclosure: I received products to review but opinions are my own.