Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hilary's Eat Well Veggie Products Review

Hilary's Eat Well recently gave us a few coupons to try out some of their healthy food items. We chose to try out their Veggie Bites and their World's Best Veggie Burgers.

Hilary's Eat Well makes products that are gluten free, egg free, dairy free, nut free, corn free, yeast free, and soy free! The products are nonGMO and some of them are organic. And, these are tasty products, too! They offer veggie burgers and bites as well as salad dressings and holiday stuffing.

The Veggie Bites were really yummy in a simple way. They reminded me of a mix between a tater tot and a chicken nugget. A little crispy on the outside, with an inside that is a good texture and not at all soggy like I feared that they might be, these are a good snack or addition to a meal. These are a great addition to homemade, oven fries, and I just might have eaten two servings of them.

The World's Best Veggie Burgers reminded me of chicken, and they were very delicious when combined with some store bought, gluten free, hamburger buns. Add in pickles, mayo, ketchup, mustard... Really good.

Thank you, Hilary's Eat Well, for this great opportunity.

Have you ever tried veggie "meat"?

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

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Auromere Review and Chance for You to Receive Your Own Sample

Auromere recently sent us samples of a few of their products to try out and review. They create a variety of products to encourage your health, including lotions, toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, and more.

Would you like to try a product from Auromere, too? If you live in the US, you can do this by contacting them via the contact page on their site, letting them know a specific product that you would like to try, and also letting them know that you heard about them through our blog. They would also appreciate it if you - after finding that you like their product - like their Facebook page and/or leave a review of the product on their website.

The Himalayan Rose soap is free of animal fats, color, preservatives, and artificial fragrances.
This soap has a sweet, rose fragrance to it, and it is recommended for sensitive skin.
This soap creates a really nice lather that helped me to feel super clean, and it worked nicely for use on both my face and my body.

The Aloe Vera Shampoo with Neem is free of parabens.
This shampoo lathered well in my hair, and left said hair feeling smooth and shiny yet also clean. I really like the feel of my hair after using this shampoo, and I like knowing that it is healthier than other shampoos out there, too.

The Mint-Free Herbal Toothpaste is free of fluoride, gluten, artificial sweeteners, bleaches, dyes, animal ingredients, and artificial preservatives.
I use fluoride free toothpaste on a regular basis, so I was excited to give this a try.
This toothpaste creates a good lather and tastes like black jelly beans.

The Rejuvenating Hand and Body Lotion is paraben free.
This lotion has a sweet, earthy scent, and it leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

Thank you, Auromere, for this opportunity!

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

Less Than Two Weeks Until Christmas

The Christmas season brings a lot of excitement and joy. But, as each day passes, it also brings stress as there are last minute gifts to be picked up and cookies to be baked and parties to be held. With family coming over and all of the festivities, there is a lot on your mind at this time of year.
So much so, in fact, that we often forget what this season is really about.

This Christmas season, try to take a break away from all of the stress and the busyness and just reflect on what really matters. Jesus Christ was born. He died. He lives.

- Bethany

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sjaak's Organic Chocolates Review

When we're talking about chocolate, words aren't quite as important as pictures, so this post includes a whole lot of pictures for your enjoyment. Sjaak's recently sent us some of their quality, organic, chocolate items to review, items that really got us into the Christmas spirit. After all... what says Christmas more than chocolate?

The Treasure Bar is a delicious mix of light and airy peanut butter, crunchy toffee, sweet caramel, and chocolate. A delicious treat.
The Dream Big Bar is a wonderful mix of chocolate and nuts and caramel... really unique as a candy bar choice.
Both of these chocolate bars are vegan.

The Chocolate Hazelnut Snowballs are an interesting mix of textures. They have a bit of chewiness, a bit of crunch, and a lot of creamy sweetness. Delicate and sweet, these make for a special treat - especially at Christmastime.

The salted caramels were probably my favorite offering in all of these treats. The salt on each of them really brought out their flavor and they are treats that can be eaten slowly and savored. Delicious.

An organic box of chocolates? Really? Yes!
The box of chocolates contains a variety of flavors and textures, and my personal favorite was the one that was filled with peanut butter. This chocolate was really airy and sweet and not like any other boxed chocolate that I have ever tried.

Thank you, Sjaak's, for this great opportunity!

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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Do You Have a Favorite Bible Verse?

This is probably my favorite verse, and, when I was going through some unedited pictures from this spring and came upon this one, I decided on adding the words to it. 

Do you have a favorite Bible verse?


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Real Deal Snacks Product Review

The Real Deal recently sent us a very generous package of their snacks to review.

The Original Snack Mix offered a very light cheese flavor on the cheese-flavored chips, plus some pretzels. The mix is not too salty. Good flavor. They are made from all natural ingredients.

The Sriracha Veggie Chips are hot. Great for those who like spicy flavor! If you like wasabi, I think you'll like these. I enjoyed them. They are a bit addicting and you wanna just keep munching. The texture was easy to chew, sort of like the texture of cheese puffs. 

The Veggie Chips, as stated above, had an easy-to-chew texture. These were lightly salted. They are nonGMO and gluten free.

The Cheese Crunchies are very similar to Cheetos, but without artificial flavors or colors. The flavor was actually quite similar. Just healthier. And I appreciated how they didn't leave crumbs in the bag as most chips do. They are gluten free.

The Blue Corn Tortilla Chips had a rich corn flavor. They were lightly salted. I think I could label them the most delicious tortilla chips I have tasted! They are nonGMO, gluten free and made with organic corn.

The Corn Pretzels were very crunchy. They were lightly salted and had a corn flavor. They are gluten free and low in sodium.

What else does The Real Deal offer? 

Individual bags of Veggie Chips

Do these all sound delicious? Wondering where they are sold near you? Go here!

Thanks to The Real Deal for giving us the chance to review their great products!

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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

NutriBiotic Product Review

NutriBiotic recently sent us a few of their products to try out and review. We enjoy having protein powder around the house, so these products were perfect for us.

NutriBiotic offers a variety of products, including body items such as deodorant and lotion, protein powders, supplements, and more.

I found that all of these protein powders were very "gentle". I think it is the fact that they are made from rice which makes them seem this way.

These protein powders are organic, which is really great. They are low in calories, and they are tasty!

I really like trying out these powders and adding them to my morning smoothies.

A bit of water or milk blended with a banana, ice, and a serving of any of these protein powders makes for a healthy - and tasty - breakfast.

NutriBiotic also sent us this body and foot powder.

This powder is similar to "baby powder" but is made for adults.

It is really great that this is a natural product, making it safe to use. I also like the fact that this powder is unscented. This powder absorbs moisture from your body, keeping you feeling clean and great.

Thank you, NutriBiotic, for the chance to try all of these great products!

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