Monday, September 28, 2015

Emmy's Organics - Product Review

Ok I admit it, I love food. Well, if you know me at all, you already knew this. I'm always looking to try a new restaurant, try a new food; you name it I'll try it! For the days that I can't get out to eat, I like to keep our pantry stocked with all kinds of tasty snacks. I like nothing more than when my husband opens the pantry and says: "OooooOOO! we have lots of snacks in here!" I do like to keep it healthy though, so you are not going to see bag after bag of potato chips in there. I came across Emmy's Organics and I really wanted to try the macaroons that they sell. They look delicious, they are gluten free and they are oh so natural.

We were lucky enough to receive a box of samples from Emmy's Organics, filled with one of each of their varieties of macaroons. My mouth immediately started watering. I made sure we had a healthy lunch first (responsible mom alert!) and then I grabbed a bag of the Lemon Ginger Macaroons that we could all try. They are absolutely amazing. They aren't too sweet and they aren't too rich, but the serving size is right on point. One macaroon is perfect. I love the raw ingredients of the cookie and none of the flavors are overwhelming. There is just enough coconut, just enough of the lemon flavoring and just enough ginger. This is the perfect treat!

There are a number of other flavors of macaroons available from Emmy's Organics. Such as Dark Cacao, Chai Spice, Chocolate Chip, Choco Orange and much more. The Lemon Ginger is by far my favorite though!

Locally, we can buy Emmy's Organics products at Wegmans but you can find out more about the products and shop online by visiting There are also some other products available through Emmy's Organics including a healthy Super Cereal.

Friday, September 25, 2015

If your house is like mine, then you probably have a lot of pencils and writing utensils around. You probably have not given much thought to those pencils when they get too short and you toss them in the trash. Sprout Pencils fix this situation in a very eco-friendly way. A high quality, cedar pencil with a seed capsule at the top, you can plant the too-short pencil stump after the pencil has been used, and watch a plant grow.

Each Sprout Pencil is labeled with the plant that it is seeded with. You can everything from basil, to sunflowers and even cherry tomato plants. The whole pencil stump can go right into the ground, according to planting instructions. Once the pencil and seed is exposed to moisture, the seed will begin to germinate. Water your seedling regularly and make sure it gets plenty of sunshine. Before long you'll have a plant of your very own! It will take about 2 to 3 weeks for your seedling to sprout and then 4-5 weeks before the herbs and such as ready to use.

Organic seeds are part of each pencil; five seeds at least in each. It is recommended that you plant your pencils outside for best results.

For more information on Sprout Pencils or to shop online, you can visit their website which is located at: Sprout Pencils bring some excitement to homework time once again!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

bubula - Product Review

Its so fun to decorate a child's nursery when you find out you are having a baby. You get to pick the wall color, pick out curtains, a crib, bedding, furniture, and on and on. The only downside, is when your baby finally arrives, that beautiful room quickly becomes a mess. Partly because you are exhausted and don't have time to clean up, but also because of those stinky diapers. I remember, when our son was a baby, we had a small little diaper pail in his room where we would throw the dirty diapers after a changing. The pail really didn't do its job because we had to be sure to empty the pail each evening. Now, there are so many awesome products on the market, its hard not to keep your nursery clean and tidy. bubula is a steel diaper pail that is new to the market and its definitely one to consider when you are getting ready for baby.

The bubula diaper pail is made of stainless steel and aluminum. Unlike plastic diaper pails, these materials are not going to absorb smells and they won't let smells out either. The lid is also airtight, so you don't have to worry about any odors escaping that way. Even during disposal, there is no leakage of smells. You simply open the lid, put the diaper inside, close the lid, press a button and the diaper gets released into the interior bag. You can then empty the entire thing at your convenience. The size of the bubula diaper pail is quite tall, so you have plenty of room to store diapers for a few days before needing to empty it.

The best part about the bubula is not just how you say the name (Everybody now: Boooobaaaaalaaaaa), but the fact that you don't have to purchase special liner bags for this product. I never wanted to invest in products like the Diaper Genie, because you had to purchase expensive bags to go along with it. Bubula uses standard size, garbage can liners. Awesome!

For more information on the bubula you can visit A variety of colors are available so you can match your diaper pail to your child's nursery.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

My Eco 4-in-1 Bag Set - Product Review

This week marked the end of summer vacation in our household and boy was that a bummer. Not only did that mean that my son had to head to second grade, but I had to say goodbye to the lazy days of summer and start back with my freelancing work and blogging. Gone is our afternoons of playing Legos and heading to the library to stock up on books and movies. Also gone is my little helper who would accompany me to the grocery store each week and help me carry our bags in the house. The plastic bags at the store can be very thin and flimsy. Ours always rip and have holes in them at the end of unpacking. Not to mention, all those plastic bags can create quite a bit of waste, even if we reuse them. I received a sample of the My Eco 4-in-1 bag set to try. This is a set of reusable grocery bags that all fit into one bag that you can easily take shopping with you.

What I like the most about the My Eco set is that the bags are much more durable than you would find with the reusable bags you buy in the grocery store. Each bag is designed according to the groceries that fit into it. For example, the bag that holds your cold and frozen items is insulated. This is great since our favorite grocery store (Wegmans) is at least fifteen minutes away, and in the middle of a heat wave, it can be tough to keep some of our groceries cold on the way home.

These bags are over sized and come with extra wide handles so they are easy to carry. While my little shopping buddy might be at school working on his math and reading skills, I can balance another one of my household duties simply with the My Eco 4-in-1 bag set.

For more information you can visit

Sock It To Me - Product Review

I love fun and funky socks. I don't know why, but I do and I have a huge dresser drawer full of them. I came across the Sock It To Me website and was thrilled to find out they were going to be sending me a couple of pairs of socks to try out from their collection. I received the Knee High Funky: Let Them Eat Cupcakes socks as well as the Women's Crew: Space Catdet. Now let me tell you, the inner geek comes out of me when I see something cat related. I am a cat lady at heart (I only have three!) and I love a fun tshirt with cats on it or a fun pair of socks. I was thrilled with these selections.

I found that Sock It To Me's products are very well made. Whereas, you normally might grab a fun pair of socks and find they are thin and ill-fitted, these socks are thick, stretchy, and are really comfortable. On average, a pair of crew socks is going to cost just under $12. I think this is a really fair price considering the quality.

You will have a blast scrolling through all the fun items on the Sock It To Me website. You can shop around as well as find out more about their products by visiting

ZippySack - Product Review

My son got a stomach bug over the summer and while we normally don't watch a ton of television, we did during this illness. While watching my son's favorite shows the ZippySack commercial came on. Many times in fact. My son jumped right on board with this one. ZippySack is basically a fitted blanket that goes over your child's mattress. In the morning, rather than having to make their bed, your child can just get up and zip up the outer covering. During nighttime, the outer covering doubles as a blanket to use. Think of it like a sleeping bag of sorts.

There are a variety of ZippySacks available for both boys and girls over the age of three. We received the Dinosaur ZippySack to check out. The blanket is made of a really soft material and the entire thing is designed to fit perfectly over the mattress size you have chosen. The zipper is well made and it is easy for your child to zip and unzip. 

The best part about the ZippySack is that it gets your child excited for bedtime. Which, in our household, is important. Our son hates going to bed at night! The price of the ZippySack is pretty fair. You can get a twin ZippySack for $29.99 and a full size for $39.99. Both of these prices do not include shipping and handling. 

For more information and to view the different styles of ZippySacks available, you can visit

FabOdina Maxi Pin - Product Review

We all love our maxi skirts. I mean, they basically are a fancier version of yoga pants, and what is there not to love about yoga pants?! If you want to make your maxi skirt a little bit more stylish and fancy, you can use the newly released FabOdina Maxi Pin. This pin basically allows you to gather your skirt up on one side, wherever you choose to pin it.

You can purchase the FabOdina in either silver or gold and each pin costs just $19.99. The pin itself is attractive, with a plain bar design and a small flower-like decoration on it. You can wear it with any maxi skirt you choose and you instantly transform your tried and true maxi skirt into something much more formal that you can wear just about anywhere.

It is recommended that you place your FabOdina Maxi Pin into a seam on your skirt to avoid any kind of pin hole forming in your skirt.

You can visit for more information.