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One2Try Review – 3 piece Chips and Popcorn Bowl Set

April 25, 2016

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Summer is coming which means lots of friends coming over to be in our swimming pool. Swim parties galore will be happening. With this awesome set of bowls, I can set snacks up in style.

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The size of these bowls are generous. I love the largest of the bowls for chips. The white large bowl has enough room to set the smallest green bowl inside, filled with dip or salsa. If not using chips, the bowls will hold a decent amount of veggies or fruits with a lighter fruity yogurt dip. Each of the bowls can be used independently. Nuts, popcorn, fruits, anything needing a serving bowl looks great in one of these colorful bowls.

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I like the bigger size and the shallow depth. It offers more grabbing a chip room. There is more open space for lots of hands to get the goodies!

I have been using the middle size bowl for a generous size salad. The spread out salad allows for better dressing drizzles.

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The bowls are made from a break resistant plastic. The cute colors are inviting. They are top rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

As for the value – 3 bowls for $17.99 on Amazon.

With as much use as this set will be getting, I am glad to have these! They are durable, useful and delightful to look at.

Many thanks to  U.S. Acrylic for providing the review product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest and unbiased review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use.

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Think World Vision this Mother’s Day

April 22, 2016

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This Mother’s Day, think about how you can globally help children. World Vision is committed to helping children and mothers around the world.

What can you do differently this Mother’s Day?

Teach your own children about cultures and other countries. Take a moment to learn about a new location together. Find out about its families, its way of living and what it likes to eat. I can see making a family adventure right in the comfort of your own home. Pick a location at random or choose one you always wanted to know about. Do online research. Ask your children what they want to know about. Make it a game to hunt for the answers. Make it about fun and fascinating facts!

Read a story book about a faraway place. Take some time to discuss the differences in how we live and explore how they live.

Learn about different foods in other regions of the world – Not all locations have grocery stores. Find out how they get foods, or grow them.

For the ultimate in a Mother’s Day Gift – Sponsor a child. Sign up with World Vision to sponsor a child as a family. Choose whether to help a boy or girl. Share what your donations will be doing to help this child and its effects. Let them know about the changes your help will bring. Clean water, bed nets, education and much more. Let a child be a child!

Your sponsorship is a one on one relationship with the child you selected to help. You will receive updates about your sponsored child. You can communicate directly with them. Send packages, emails or even take a family trip to visit. Each dollar donated make more then $1.30 in impact. Support a child and you are supporting the community. Let them grow and thrive.

For more information about how Child Sponsorship works, visit World Vision today. Open your heart this Mother’s Day. World Vision wants all children to be cared for. Find out how you can help.

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One2Try Review – Stoneridge Orchards Tart Cherry Concentrate

April 22, 2016

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I have heard that tart cherries are very good for helping fight inflammation. I just learned about an exciting new way to add tart cherries to my day. Introducing Stoneridge Orchards Tart Cherry Concentrate.

SAM_1732This concentrate comes in a bottle as a thick mixture. The recommended dosing is one ounce of tart cherry concentrate mixed in 4 ounces of water, or a favorite juice, once daily. I added it to water at first. Let me tell you, it is tart! Even added to water it still remains a strong taste. I found it tasted the best when I added it to a smoothie with other fruits. I also add it to a larger amount of water for a refreshing drink during the day. If you like tart, the standard dose could be very refreshing!

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The benefits of tart cherry juice:

Antioxidants

Melatonin – helps with sleeping

Inflammation – studies have shown it helps reduce inflammation and ease muscle soreness.

What is great about Stoneridge Orchards Tart Cherry concentrate is there are over 1000 cherries in a 16 ounce bottle. The concentrate offers 22 servings. The ingredients are simple 100% Tart Cherry Juice. No sugar added, all natural and non-GMO.

Look for Stoneridge Orchards products at your favorite health food market.

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One2Try Review – Kura Smoothie Powder

April 22, 2016

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I enjoy making smoothies. Why not make the smoothies work for me? I was recently introduced to Kura New Zealand Protein Smoothie Powder.

I can add one of these Kura single packs to any smoothie. The protein powder is made from all Natural ingredients. Most importantly – grass fed dairy protein! Kura makes sure all their ingredients are GMO free. There are no added sugars, no preservatives, nothing artificial such as sweeteners, flavors or colors and no gluten.

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What is inside is protein packed powder filled with omega 3’s, probiotics, plus vitamins and minerals. I am enjoying the berry flavor Kura. It is easy to add to my blender with the beverage of choice. I make my smoothies with unsweetened almond milk. Add the Kura powder packet and whichever vegetables or fruits I desire. Since this is berry flavored, I stayed with adding berries. Almond milk. Kura Smoothie Powder and blueberries. That is all. Blend and enjoy.

It is very tasty and quite smooth. There is no gritty feel. I do have a high speed quality blender. I am pleased with how well it blends. The flavor plus the 14 grams of protein will keep me coming back to Kura.

They have 3 flavors available – Vanilla, Chocolate and Berry. Kura can be purchased in my area at several health food stores. It is also available online from Amazon.

Add something good to your smoothies. Kura Start Your Smoothie! 

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One2Try Review – Nairn’s Gluten Free Oatmeal Grahams

April 14, 2016

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I am enjoying the health benefits of oats. Nairn’s has been making oatcakes since 1896. For the past decade their wheat-free products have gained in popularity.

SAM_1726The newest product in the Gluten Free line is the Oatmeal Grahams. These delicious grahams have all the wonderful flavor of oats in a delicate graham cracker. The graham has a nice crunch to the texture. I like the size, they are perfect for a quick snack. The packaging makes it a breeze to toss in a lunch or briefcase. Four grahams are in each individual package. They stay fresh in the packs until ready to eat. I do not have to follow a gluten free diet, but I do watch out for wheat flours. I find the flavor of these oatmeal grahams to be very satisfying.

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Nairn’s is proud of their Scottish Company Heritage. They have many decades of experience with the best quality oats. I never knew so much about oats. Did you know they are planted in the Spring for a Summer Harvest? Another interesting fact – oats were once used for currency. Scotland has the best climate for growing oats so they ripen slowly. There is more to oats than just great taste.

Find more information about Nairn’s products online.

Nairn’s can be purchased at health food stores. Whole Foods has them in my area.

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One2Try Review – Wally’s Natural

April 14, 2016

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I have been exploring more and more natural products lately. There are too many chemical in the things we eat, use on our bodies and breathe. Time for more diligent label reading and making smarter choices.

Wally’s Natural believes in all natural personal body care products. They use high quality, organic and all natural ingredients in their products. Besides using natural ingredients, their facilities are using green manufacturing processes! They are environmentally friendly!

In using a few of Wally’s Natural products, I really enjoy the results.

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The Wally’s Natural Organic Body Oil is made with sesame oil, castor oil, lavender oil and a few natural extracts. I like the roll on application bottle. It lets me place the oil just where I need it, mess free. This moisturizer works to nourish skin areas in need of help. Dry skin, scars skin irriations and aging skin can all benefit from the body oil. I have a scar on my hand I am treating with the body oil. I am seeing slight results in the changing of the scar appearance. The skin is softer than ever. With continued use, I hope to see more fading. For dry skin, this oil is amazing. My hands feel much softer with a youthful appearance. The best part is a little goes a long way. No greasy feeling, it absorbs well. it can be applied whenever needed. Wally’s Natural Organic Body Oil is good stuff!

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Wally’s Aromatherapy Blends are essential oil combinations.

These blends are created for:

Balance

Calming

Energy

Focus

Muscle Warming

The Muscle Warming Blend contains peppermint, rosemary and cinnamon essential oils. The roller ball applies it on the right sore spot. My neck gets stiff sometimes, rubbing a small amount of this oil makes it feel better in a few minutes. I can feel the warming action, loosening the tension. This is a great oil to have for aches and pains. Organic Muscle Warming Aromatherapy Blend feels good and smells good.

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Dragging in the afternoon? You need a whiff of Energy Blend. Citrus oils are combined with pepperming for an uplifting fragrance. After applying to my wrists, a pulse point works best, I could smell the energetic fragrance. My senses woke up. It helps me continue my day!

To purchase these and other Organic Wally’s Natural products – order directly online.

Make smart decisions in choosing organic and natural.

Many thanks to Wally’s Natural for providing the review product.

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One2Try Review – Matt’s Munchies

April 5, 2016

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Remember those shoe leather fruit rolls we had growing up? I have found a delicious premium version fruit snack. Matt’s Munchies is made from wholesome nutritious ingredients. The flavors will entice even the pickiest of eaters.

Matt’s Munchies are made with real fruits and natural ingredients. I love the small bite size peel off portions. I had the pleasure of tasting two of the newest flavors.

SAM_1728Island Mango – made from Organic Mango Puree with Organic Coconut flakes and flavor. Simple ingredients with an incredible taste. The rich sweet mango flavor is accented perfectly with the coconut. This is a delightful tropical taste! You can see the coconut flakes!

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Mango Apricot – Organic Mango Puree is combined with Organic Apricot Puree. Oh my gosh these smell fantastic! Just like a fresh summer apricot. The sweet tart flavor of apricot blends well with the mango. It has a flavor that lingers nicely.

I like the small bite size portions and the entire package is just 80 to 90 calories depending on the flavor. The Island Mango is 90 calories while the Mango Apricot is just 80 calories. The package can be tossed in a backpack or purse for anytime energy or snack cravings. Matt’s Munchies are certified vegan, certified gluten-free, USDA Organic and Non GMO project verified. That is all good stuff!

Give Matt’s Munchies a try. There are many flavors to choose from. Look for them in local health food markets or you can order direct online.

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One2Try Review – Amira Basmati Rice

April 5, 2016

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My family enjoys rice. I have an electric rice cooker which makes the preparation super easy. One of my favorite types of rice is Basmati.

I recently had the opportunity to taste a wonderful brand – Amira. The story behind Amira – They are a family owned company since 1915 producing over 200 foods being sold in over 60 countries. I can honestly say their rice is delicious!

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The Traditional Basmati Rice is a hearty and tasty rice. The grains are a little longer and narrower which means they cook up nicely. I like having the rice plain because of the wonderful flavor. It can be used in side dishes or added to other ingredients. The high quality premium rice can be cooked in several ways:

Electric Rice Cooker

Covered Pan

Microwave

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Of course I used my Electric Rice Cooker. It cooked up nice and fluffy on the white rice setting. The rice looks appetizing when finished cooking. I like the longer grains with the delicate flavor. The taste is delicious! Basmati rice has become a family favorite!

Look for Amira food products in your local health food market. Try the different types of Basmati rice in your family’s favorite dishes.

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One2Try Review – Mulberry Love, A Superfruit Drink

March 14, 2016

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Summer is coming which means getting healthier now for swimsuit season. I am treating my body to a delicious superfruit drink filled with antioxidants. Mulberry Love.

The organic mulberry juice is blended with coconut water creating a refreshing beverage! I was not sure what to expect as I have never tasted a mulberry before. The bottle certainly is inviting. I am amazed at the benefits of Mulberry Love.

It helps:

Boost Immunity

Reduce inflammation

Energize

Hydration

Vision

That is just a few benefits. the antioxidants and vitamins are also a plus!

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With so much good stuff going on inside – How does it taste? My goodness, Mulberry Love is delicious! I was able to sample two flavors or Mulberry Love.

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Mulberry Juice with Coconut Water and Grape Juice – It is a tantalizing sweet taste with a touch of tartness to balance out the flavor. The juice is a rich purple red color. The flavor is a burst of berry with a pleasant lingering finish.

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Mulberry Juice with Coconut Water – This is my favorite. It really tastes incredible. I prefer this flavor over the grape juice one. It is sweet enough on its own without the added grape juice. Delicious!

Mulberry Love is made from all natural ingredients and it is certified organic! It is low in fat and the calories in a 8.4 oz bottle range from 105 to 130 depending on the flavor. It was recently announced that a new flavor is being released – Green Tea infused Mulberry Juice. I will have to look for that in my local health food market. I know I will be buying more Mulberry Love!

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Look for Mulberry Love in Stores nationwide or you can order directly online. I can find it at my local Vons and Whole Foods Market. For a store near you, check the locator.

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Step away from sugary soda type drinks. Give your body a superfruit refreshment. Grab a bottle of Mulberry Love. Your taste buds will thank you!

Many thanks to Mulberry Love for providing the review product.

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One2Try Review – Sugar Bowl Bakery Flavored Madeleines

March 14, 2016

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My favorite time of year is Spring. Everything is new and bursting with freshness. I love the smell of the orange blossoms filling the air. Sugar Bowl Bakery has brought the fresh enticing orange goodness into their latest flavored Madeleines. New Sugar Bowl Bakery Orange Madeleines are a delectable dessert.

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The madeleines are made from quality ingredients with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. One bite and I could taste the delicate orange zest in a flavor explosion. The madeleines are individually wrapped for freshness. These are perfect with my morning cup of coffee or for a dessert treat. The madeleine is a small cake with a lovely soft texture. The fresh orange flavor really comes through in each bite. They use Valencia oranges added to their famous French madeleine recipe. It is like a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice in a tasty cake! Sugar Bowl Bakery knows baked goods!

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Planning an Easter Brunch? These orange madeleines will be a beautiful and delicious addition to your brunch menu.

Look for Sugar Bowl Bakery products in your favorite retailer nationwide. I can find them in my local Costco. 

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