Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Charmed Bar Product Review


Charmed Bar recently gave us the opportunity to try - and review - these three bars. These bars have such cute packaging, and I love the unique, circular shape of them.


Tasted just like I thought it would from what I read on the wrapper. It was flavorful, sweet, chewy and crunchy, and tasty. I like how it had pieces of almonds in it. And I like how it was sweetened with raisins. 


I like the flavor of foods with honey and peanut butter, so I really enjoyed this bar. It was just the right amount of sweet with a good peanut butter flavor. The peanut butter flavor overpowered the cherry flavor; I couldn't tell there were cherries in it. 


This bar was, as the others, chewy and delicious. It had a definite apple flavor with a creamy buttery flavor.

I like how the ingredients are really simple. They don't contain any gluten, refined sugar, or GMOs. 

Thank you, Charmed Bar, for this opportunity!

Disclosure: Although we were provided with the products to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Lovely Raindrop Jewelry Review


The Lovely Raindrop recently gave us the opportunity to choose an item for us to review here on our blog. After looking through the many beautiful items that they had to offer, we decided on the following  necklace - something that was just too cute to pass up.





The packaging that the necklace came in was really cute, and it would make it look really nice as a gift.

The necklace itself is so shiny and high quality and fun. I love the bit of a branch and leaves that are included with the bird, and it all just looks so nice together.

This necklace looks great with any outfit, and it is such a fun piece that brings character to the clothes that it is worn with.

The Lovely Raindrop offers a variety of other items that are just as beautiful and special. We had a hard time picking just one item. Some of our favorites that we didn't pick are showcased below.

Chrysanthemum Petite Necklace - Dainty Flower Necklace in Grey White Silver - Perfect Gift - Pendant Suspended from Sterling Silver Chain


Leaf Lariat in silver, silver jewelry, modern, dainty, lovely, gift for, christmas, birthday, lariat necklace,  Sterling Silver Chain

The items that The Lovely Raindrop offers are high quality and reasonably priced. They make great, unique gifts - especially with Christmas coming up before you know it.

Thank you, The Lovely Raindrop, for this great opportunity!

Disclosure: Although we were provided with the necklace to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pro Bar Review, Generous Offer and Giveaway!

Pro Bar recently gave us the chance to try out their Base line of bars. These bars contain a great amount of protein, are organic, and they are so tasty!



The Cookie Dough bar reminded me of those homemade bars that are made of peanut butter and chocolate and crispy rice cereal. It was very chewy and crispy and chocolaty and good.


With a layer of chocolate chewy goodness over a layer of chocolate flavored crunch, all covered in another layer of chocolate, the Brownie Crisp bar is delicious.



Mmm... the Peanut Butter Chocolate bar is yummy like the rest. The top has a layer of chewy peanut butter, and the bottom is crispy and chocolaty. The whole bar is covered in chocolate, which is really nice.


The Frosted Peanut Butter bar is crunchy and full of peanut butter flavor. I missed having a bit of chocolate mixed in, but it was still good. My favorite part is the chewy layer of peanut butter at the top of the bar.


The Chocolate SuperGreens bar has a rich chocolate flavor. It wasn't my favorite of the bars, overall, but it sure is the tastiest way to get some greens into my diet.


The Mint Chocolate bar reminded me a bit of a Christmastime treat. It was very minty. I just wish that it had a bit more of the chocolate flavor.

These bars are packed with protein and nutrients, and they make a great choice for breakfast time. All of the bars are gluten free and organic, which is great. I really enjoyed trying these out.

Thank you, Pro Bar, for this great opportunity!

Reviewed by Emily

Looking to try the bars for yourself? Receive 40% off with the code: ClubDiscount2014.

Or... enter to win a box just like the one we received via the Rafflecopter below.

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Disclosure: Although we were provided with the products to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

An Autumn Photo Shoot

Bethany recently used her photography skills (and fashion skills... she picked out the outfit) to do a photo shoot of me. Thanks, Bethany! It was fun. Here's some of the photos:

Sweater: Maurices (thrifted), Jeans: Express (garage sale), Boots: ?, Scarf: ?(garage sale), 
Striped Shirt: American Eagle (thrifted)











How about you? Do you enjoy photo shoots? Or are you normally the one behind the camera?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Vega One Nutritional Shake


Vega recently sent us their Vega One Nutritional Shake (French Vanilla flavored) to try out and review, as well as a shaker cup to use with it.



First, I have never used a shaker cup before. With other protein drinks that I have used, I have just used a spoon to stir them in. I really liked using the cup, instead. (But, always be sure you have the cup completely closed - including the top flap - especially when you are mixing the shake on apartment carpet. Don't ask me how I know that.)

I absolutely love the nutrients in this shake mix! Seriously, you can't get a better start to your day than downing this for breakfast. 15 grams of protein! 6 grams of fiber! 50% of your daily needed amounts of a variety of vitamins and minerals. Plus the ingredients are plant-based. I feel so good about myself and my health and my day when I drink this shake right away in the morning.

Don't let the green color scare you. It scared me, at first. This shake is actually delicious. The vanilla flavor is good, and it sort of reminds me of iced coffee.

Vega makes a variety of products, from shakes to meal bars to supplements, and I love the nutrition that they offer, as well as the modern look/feel of their products and website.

Thank you, Vega, for this great opportunity!

Reviewed by Emily

Disclosure: Although we were provided with the products to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Morning Sunshine Breakfast Cookie Review


The Lisa Harris Pantry recently sent us six of  their Morning Sunshine Breakfast Cookies to try out and review. These are big, thick cookies that are full of flavor - and you can get gluten free or gluten filled varieties.



Gluten Free Dark Chocolate and Flax: This cookie has a flavor that is really a treat when it comes to breakfast. Sweet and chocolatey, it is very tasty. I love that they have a gluten free option for this cookie.



Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Quinoa: This cookie really surprised me. I'm not a big fan of baked or cooked fruits - especially apple - but this cookie was delicious. Similar in flavoring to an apple pie, but with better texture, this cookie is great.

Rise and Shine: This cookie had a very hearty feel to it. A tasty way to get full. It had good flavor with a combination of both coffee and chocolate.

The Original: When I first bit into the cookie, I thought it might be a bit bland. But as I chewed it, it became delicious. It was the most healthy and most hearty cookie I have ever eaten! It actually made me feel full. And it didn't make me feel like I ate too much sugar (cuz I didn't! Only 4 grams in this cookie). I enjoyed the "big cookie" look it had, how soft it was, and the crunch the almonds and sunflowers gave it. I also appreciated the 9 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein. 

Peanut Butter Berry: This cookie was one of the best cookies I have eaten! It was delicious. Rich, moist, soft, hearty, and flavorful! I like too that it had 10 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber.



Dark Chocolate and Flax: This cookie only has 6 grams of sugar, yet it tasted quite sweet and quite chocolatey. I enjoyed it. Like the other cookies, it was soft and chewy and filling. A delicious part of breakfast in my opinion! It contains an amazing 12 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber. 

Overall, these cookies are delicious! They are a great way to get some healthy food into your diet while having the feeling that you are eating junk food.

Thank you, Lisa Harris Pantry, for this great opportunity!

Disclosure: Although we were provided with the products to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Miss Priss Clothing Review

The etsy shop Miss Priss Clothing recently provided us the chance to review one of their clothing items.

Their clothing ranges from girl's dresses to maternity clothes to women's pants. I chose to review the French Terri Striped Sweater in salmon and grey.


The sweater was just what I thought it would be. I think it's very cute and the shades of colors are just as I expected.

The sweater is comfortable. If there is one complaint, it be the fact that the sleeves are a bit short. Though personally, I don't mind, as I tend to push my sleeves up anyway. The body of the sweater was also a bit short. It would be nice if they offered a "tall" size for taller women (not that I am one...). 

The sweater felt warm and appears to be very good quality. It will help make this cooler weather we are experiencing more bearable!


A couple of other items that caught my attention at Miss Priss Clothing are the Ruffled Pants:

Women's Black Denim Ruffled Pants

And the Avery Dresses:

The Avery dress Ready To Ship ....Sale .....Sale....Sale

Agree that these items are too cute to pass up? Check out Miss Priss Clothing on etsy!

Reviewed by Becca :)

Disclosure: Although we were provided with the item to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.