Saturday, March 28, 2015

Scheckter's Organic Energy Drink Review



My brothers have really gotten me into drinking energy drinks lately, so I was really excited to be given the opportunity to try out and review the organic energy drinks from Scheckter's.

These energy drinks come in original and lite, and they are 100% natural. These drinks are vegetarian, organic, and fair trade. These drinks do not contain any toxic chemicals or synthetic caffeine, they do not contain artificial sweeteners or flavors, and they are non-GMO.






This drink has an interesting flavor with a mix of fruit juices in the ingredients. It tastes like a mix of cherry, cranberry, pomegranate, and peach - at least, to us, that's what it tastes like.
This drink is carbonated and tasty.
This drink helped to instantly clear my head and give me that caffeinated feeling.
Both the Original and the Lite versions share the same good taste.

Thank you, Scheckter's, for this opportunity!

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

Friday, March 27, 2015

Texas, IV

I saw the ocean for the first time while in Texas. 
The clouds were gorgeous. 
As were the beach houses. I love how colorful they all are.






Have you seen the ocean? If so, which one, or how many times?
-Bethany

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cucina and Amore Pesto Review


Cucina and Amore recently gave us the opportunity to try out a couple of their pesto products.

These pesto sauces are all natural and free of preservatives. They are gluten free and non-GMO. The pesto contains no artificial flavors.


The Basil Pesto has a true, pesto taste. It is piney with a bit of basil, rich and strong in flavor. This pesto would work well with vegetable, pasta, or on a sandwich.


The Artichoke Pesto has a really nice taste to it. This isn't as strong as other pestos, and it has a good artichoke flavor. This is gentle in flavor yet still strong enough to bring flavor to anything that you add it to.

Thank you, Cucina and Amore, for this opportunity!

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bella Lucia Authentic Italian Pizzelles Review


Bella Lucia recently gave us the chance to try out their Authentic Italian Pizzelles.

These gluten free cookies are made using a waffle iron, imprinting them with a beautiful design. These cookies are crispy and crumbly, chewy and full of flavor.

In addition to the pizzelles, Bella Lucia also offers gluten free biscotti, pasta, and more.



The Vanilla Pizzelles remind me of waffle cones. They have a sweet, vanilla flavor. They are simple and tasty, and they would be really good when eaten with ice cream.


The Lemon Love Pizzelles have a very light lemon flavor. They are sweet and delicious, and they are perfect for those who love lemon desserts and cookies.




The Anise Pizzelles have a nice, black licorice flavor. They are sweet and they are unique, offering something that you don't find in other cookie options that are out there.


The Cinnamon Pizzelles have a really good, sweet and cinnamon flavor. They have a warm flavor, a good texture, and they are very delicious.

Thank you, Bella Lucia, for this opportunity!

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Texas, III

There was so much to see at Big Bend National Park, so much that couldn't even be captured with a camera. It was a truly beautiful place.




What is the most beautiful place that you have ever visited?
-Bethany

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cats Paw Pottery Review


We were recently given the opportunity to review this beautiful Lotus bowl from Cats Paw Pottery.

From spoon rests to dinnerware set, Linda has created a variety of beautiful products that are just waiting to be placed in your home.

The items that are featured at Cats Paw Pottery would make for wonderful, unique gifts for weddings and housewarmings and birthdays. If you want to give something special to someone who seems to have everything, these dishes are a great option for you.




This bowl has beautiful, amazing, intricate details. The flowers on the bowl are amazing. I love all of the details. It love the edges. I love the shape and look of the bowl.



This bowl is great as a candy dish, but it will also work well for photography all of the food items that we get to review.

This dish is smooth, it is quality made, and it is really fun.

Some other the items from Cats Paw Pottery that I really like:
(Maybe these items belong in your home?)

English Victorian Brocade Dinnerware Set

Black Velvet Roses Lotus Bowl

Set of 3 Starburst Lotus Bowls with Spoons

Thank you, Cats Paw Pottery, for this great opportunity!

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

Saturday, March 21, 2015

RARE ELEMENTS Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Rare Elements recently sent us some of their shampoo and conditioner samples to try. The brand offers products to restore and repair damaged hair naturally.


The shampoo and conditioner I tried had a luxurious feel. They left my hair feeling clean, smooth and healthy. My hair was so easy to comb through after using the conditioner treatment too. 

The conditioner is thick and rich. I have very long hair, so I appreciate conditioner that works well, otherwise my hair becomes very difficult to comb. Rare Elements conditioner certainly did the trick for me. 



Note that these products do not contain the ingredients found in most shampoos and conditioners, thus making them so much healthier for the hair and the whole body, really. No breathing in synthetic fragrance with these.

The shampoo and conditioner aren't scented, though there seems to be a faint clean scent to them.


I found it interesting that the shampoo contained watermelon seed oil. I had never before heard of watermelon seed oil!


Interested in purchasing the products? You can do so on the website of Rare Elements. There are also several retailers of their products across the country. You can find the list here

If you try the products, please stop back to let me know how you like them!

What is your favorite shampoo or conditioner to use when trying to avoid chemical-filled products?


-Becca :)

Disclosure: Although we were given the samples to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.