This post was brought to you by Mommy's Club. All opinions are mine. I received complimentary products in order to facilitate this review.
For the past few years, I've been on a mission to find the best products for our family. It's very time consuming to read all product labels, ingredients lists, etc on all of the products our family uses. It's also time consuming to go to Store A to get this product, Store B to buy this one, etc. What I really wanted, as a busy mom of three, was to have a one stop shop for all of our bath and body care, vitamins, and household products. Then I was approached about reviewing Mommy's Club products and I have been nothing but impressed. My one stop shop is here!
Mommy's Club offers numerous products that are:
made in the USA
Here's a list of the quality products that Mommy's Club currently offers:
Rash & Remedy Skin Relief
Perfect Touch Sanitizer
Baby Foaming Wash
Daily Cleansing Foam
Cherry Chewable Multivitamin for children, with daily probiotic
Advance Omega 3/6/9 – lemon flavored and delicious!
Total Body Health with Multivitamin
Total Body Health with Multivitamin for Children
I can say that all of these products are high quality and our family has enjoyed using them all. I want to share with you what I love about our top three Mommy's Club products!
Cherry Chewable Multivitamin for children, with daily probiotic – The Captain is very…well….fussy about his vitamins. I have bought many different kinds of vitamins in hopes of him liking them. The minute we opened the package from Mommy's Club, I spotted the vitamins, quickly read the back, and handed both of the boys two multivitamins to take. They instantly declared them the best vitamins they had ever had and I was thrilled! Take a look at the label:
2. Total Body Health with Multivitamin for adults – This is a liquid, 100% vegetarian natural source of over 150 vitamins, minerals, super foods, and enzymes. It's an all-in-one product that also contains a prebiotic fiber complex with special enzymes to help with digestion. Also included are unique ingredients for liver and kidney functions, vision and youth, circulatory health, amino acids, and concentrated fruits and veggies. Why do I like it? Because it's 1 oz a day of pure goodness for the hubby and me. In all honesty, he thinks it tastes gross but is still willing to take it. I personally don't mind the taste and actually think it's pretty tasty for something with so much goodness in it!
3. Lavender Body Lotion – I love to slather this on Baby Brother because it is smooth and smells delicious! It is a blend of vanilla and lavender that is absolutely amazing. And knowing it's toxic-free and soothing makes it perfect for all of us.
Those are my top 3 but really, all of the products are simply amazing and I would recommend them to anyone. And Mommy's Club offers bundles of products, as well as detailed descriptions to make it super easy on us when ordering.
Visit Mommy's Club to sign up for a yearly membership or buy products. You can purchase a Mommy's Club starter kit for only $39, which includes a year membership, 4 oz Perfect Touch Hand Sanitizer, talking points, compensation plan, product catalog, and get member prices on all of these amazing products. OR you can select any of the bundles, starting at $99 and a Mommy's Club membership is included. See, also, how you can sell Mommy's Club products yourself and make supplemental income!
This post was brought to you by LEGOLAND Discovery Center and US Family Guide. All opinions are mine.
The boys have always been intrigued by Legos and while we haven't made it to LEGOLAND Discovery Center yet, we are going soon! They are going to have an absolute blast, I just know. LEGOLAND Grapevine has fifteen different attractions, like Merlin's Apprentice LEGO Ride, DUPLO village, and much more.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center is the ultimate indoor playground for kids who are the biggest fans of LEGO! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Grapevine is one of DFW's best attractions for kids. Reach out and touch the stars in the 4D cinema, build the fastest car in LEGO Racers: Build & Test, zap the bad guys in Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, or have the ultimate LEGO birthday party. Plan your family visit and jump into the biggest box of LEGO bricks!
Right now, kids go free with purchase of adult admission. Visit DFW Kids Guide for the coupon. Limit four free kids tickets with four paying adults. Offer expires 12/31/2014.
This DIY seed pots post has been brought to you by Oriental Trading. All opinions are mine.
Earth Day is April 22nd and a great day to teach about recycling, gardening, and just being kind to the Earth we all live on. Now is the time to start thinking about our Spring Garden, however, and I wanted to start some seeds indoors with the boys, so they will be ready to plant by Earth Day, or sooner.
I received these seed pots from Oriental Trading and we were excited to decorate them. I gave the boys some markers, eco-friendly glue, googly eyes, tissue paper, eggshells, and old cooked spaghetti noodles, just for fun. I was curious as to what they would come up with. (The googly eyes and other items that aren't biodegradable should be removed before planting.)
We had a blast decorating the biodegradable seed pots. The Captain tried to make a pot that looked like Daddy. We made a smiley face out of eggshells that we had put in the compost bucket. We used the cooked spaghetti noodles to spell "BP" for bell pepper. D made a four-eyed monster that he was quite proud of:
After we were done decorating, we filled the pots with potting soil and planted a few seeds in each. We planted herbs, tomatoes, and bell peppers, then wrote on the back of the seed pots the name of the type of seed that was planted in them, so we wouldn't forget.
Our seed pots have sprouted and will be all ready to transfer to our garden when Spring comes! The boys are excited and I am, too! We love gardening! Most of the googly eyes have fallen off with water, and watering does change the appearance of the pots over time.
These DIY Watch It Grow Medium Seed Pots can be purchased at Oriental Trading Company for only $8.25 for 24. They are made of biodegradable peat fiber, so you can plant them right into the garden without worrying about disrupting the roots. As I noted before, however, you should remove all plastic decorations before planting them, although most fall off with watering.
This post was brought to you by Sea Life Aquarium in Grapevine. All opinions are mine.
We visited SEA LIFE Aquarium in Grapevine about two years ago, and the Captain still talks about how cool it was and how we should go back. He was only two and D was seven months old, but we all had a blast!
SEA LIFE Aquarium in Grapevine, Texas has over 5,000 sea creatures, 30 incredible displays and a 360 degree ocean tunnel! SEA LIFE Aquarium will transport you into the amazing underwater world. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. If you are shark lover or seahorse fanatic, SEA LIFE will astound you! You'll see the graceful rays or the clever octopus, too! that you love the most. You can see them all – from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you'll be able to get closer to them than ever before.
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Before I had kids, I always *knew* that my kids would not ever eat junk food. Not only would they not eat it, they wouldn't even WANT it. Yeah. Isn't it true that people think they know the most about kids when they don't have any? Well, my two oldest sons are 5 and 3 and junk food is a constant temptation in their little world. Candy at the holidays, (which seems to last forever,) cookies, cake at birthday parties, fast food, treats at church, sodas….junk food is everywhere and at eye level for them. It really is almost impossible to stay away from junk food. I have been trying to teach the boys about moderation, because I know that we can never truly get away from food that just is not good for anyone. Along with moderation, I have healthy snacks available for them at all times.
I asked the boys what their favorite "junk" snack foods are, and then what their favorite healthy snacks were. Luckily, I truly believe that their healthy snacks are just as loved as the junk foods, if not more so.
The Captain & D's favorite "junk" snack foods:
nacho cheese chips
The boys can tell you what is "junk" and what isn't. While shopping, D will actually point out the "junk" cereals and the ones that are healthier and I allow them to get. He even asked me the other day, pointing at one of the not so healthy yogurts that are marketed for kids: "Mommy, that's junk, isn't it?" He knows that stuff like that is something to be enjoyed in moderation, and that there are healthier foods that are just as satisfying to him.
The boys are huge applesauce fans. Mott’s Snack & Go doesn’t add sugar and I love that! Therehonestly wasn't a flavor that they didn't just love. Sure, they had their favorites (they both adored the mixed berry,) but it was all consumed in a short amount of time. I threw some in the diaper bag, church backpack, the Captain's lunchbox, and each and every time, the boys were thrilled to be able to get that special treat. It's like they don't even care that Mott's Snack & Go is good for them! It's delicious and that's all that really matters to them.
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The "Son of God" movie from fimmakers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (award winning producers of the record breaking "The Bible") is coming out tomorrow, February 28th. This looks like a powerful movie about Jesus, the one and only Son of God, and His life, death, and resurrection. I'm looking forward to seeing it! Will you be going to see it this weekend?
This chocolate pie post has been sponsored by Foodie. All opinions are mine.
Pi Day is coming! On March 14, (3.14) we celebrate all things pie! And since my personal favorite pie is chocolate, I wanted to celebrate this fabulous day with 14 chocolate pie recipes, including one of my own. Check out this fabulous collection of the most scrumptious, decadent, and creative ways to combine the words chocolate and pie! (And yes, I snuck in a cheesecake, as well!)
Chocolate Cream Pie with Pretzel Crust
Ingredients for chocolate pie filling:
3 TBSP cocoa
1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups milk
3 TBSP butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 egg yolks
Ingredients for pretzel crust:
1 1/4 cups crushed pretzels (not pulverized)
6 TBSP melted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
Prepare pretzel crust by mixing crushed pretzels, melted butter, and brown sugar together in a 9" pie dish.
When mixed well, press down evenly, and up the sides of the dish, set aside.
Mix cocoa, flour, sugar, milk, and butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.
Whisk constantly until thick.
Remove from heat.
Add a bit of the hot mixture to egg yolks and whisk together.
Add to mixture and cook over low heat for a few minutes while whisking.
I rarely have time to bake a whole cheesecake and really, I don't need a whole one for just Hubby and I to devour by ourselves. But, we do really love cheesecake! Recently, I made some yummy fruit dip for our Superbowl party and it was simply delcious. It is made in just a few minutes, with cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Well, as I was eating what was left, I had an idea to put a yummy pretzel crust underneath it and call it a cheesecake. It is the perfect size for a quick snack and I don't overeat like I would with a whole cheesecake. The "filling" can be saved in the fridge for a couple of weeks and the whole no bake mini cheesecake can be assembled in about a minute. The other great part about it is that the toppings can be added as you like them or for whatever you have on hand.
Ingredients for Filling (fruit dip):
8 oz block of cream cheese or reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 cup of milk
2 tsp vanilla
Ingredients for Mini Cheesecake:
Filling (recipe above)
broken pretzels or Pretzel Crisps (I love the Pretzel Crisps because they're flat and more "crust like")
fruit or topping of your choice
Break pretzels or Pretzel Crisps into the bottom of a small dish, for your "crust:"
2. Add a dollop of filling on top.
3. Top with anything your heart desires! Blueberries, strawberries, or my personal favorite, organic chocolate sauce and pecans:
There you go…a mini, delicious way to treat yourself without consuming a bazillion calories! And it's ready to go in less than ten minutes. Enjoy!
This natural Green Eggs and Ham post was brought to you by Petit Jean Meats and Great Day Farms. All opinions are mine.
Dr. Seuss, famous author of the lovable, rhyming books for children, is having a birthday on March 2nd. What better way to celebrate than with a dish of Green Eggs and Ham? The boys love this funny book about something we know all too well around here….thinking you won't like a food without even trying it.
In my quest to make green eggs and ham without food coloring, I tried many things. Some websites I found suggested that in order to make green food coloring the natural way, simply boil or steam green foods and use the water for food coloring. WELL, since egg yolks are yellow, just using a green water substance wasn't really going to work. But, since blue and yellow make green, that's where I started. First, I used a purple carrot from our garden, peeled it and boiled the peeling for about 30 minutes, until only a little bit of liquid remained.
I mixed the blue/purple liquid with one egg and then made scrambled eggs as I normaly would. This was the end result:
We are a family of five, living in DFW, Texas....Daddy, Mommy, Captain Fussybuckets, who is 5, Little Brother D, who is 3, and Baby Brother, who is brand new! We love to blog about our life and the stuff we love. Thanks for stopping by!