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Giant introduces new Toasted Coconut flavor!

*Disclosure: I have received product free for review. These thoughts are solely my own.


Giant is at it again with their amazing new limited time only flavors! Coconut has been a huge trend and with summer around the corner what a better flavor to come out with! There is something for everyone's interest from sweet to savory! The granola went amazing in my yogurt in the morning and my new pregnancy craving has been pancakes so the toasted coconut pancake mix has satisfied that need!

If you are looking fir a refreshing drink the toasted coconut water is where it is at! And my boys could not get enough of the cookies! You are going to want to grab extras of your favorites because once they are gone, they are gone! So run out quick and get these yummy goodies! 



You can find out more information at Giant's website! And one lucky winner will win a 25 dollar gift card by commenting and telling me which product sounds yummy to you! 



Giant introduces limited time only Twisted Chocolate line!

*Disclosure: I received product free for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 


Giant stores is always coming out with some new and exciting flavors! And what better time for a pregnant woman to try their new Twisted chocolate line? This is one line that will sure satisfy your sweet tooth! This line has 30, yes i said 30, different twisted chocolate products! Love hummus? They have a twisted chocolate hummus you'll be dying to try! Cookies? These cookies have a twist that might just get you hooked! 


The Flake and granola cereal had me wanting to eat more and more. I couldn't quite put my finger on what this new 'twist' is but it sure is delicious! The new twisted chocolate soda tastes like a tootsie roll! It was so yummy on its own but I took it a step further and poured it in my crock pot with a pork to make a delicious pork loin! The flavor and moistness of combining the two was absolutely amazing! 


Just look at the amazing possibilities. You are not going to want to miss this new limited time only line! I know once they are gone I am going to miss them! You have the chance to win a gift card so you can get to try some of these awesome new products! Just comment below with which product seems most intriguing to you! I feel like this is something straight out of the Willy Wonka factory! It is seriously delicious and unique! Something for every chocolate lover. Check out Giant for more info and to find a store near you! 

Have a yummy day! 
~Crystyn~


The Teething Egg

*Disclosure: I have received product free for review. These thoughts are solely my own.



Teething is hard! Not just hard for our littles but hard for the parents as well! I am always on the look out for great products that will help soothe my baby's little gums. Right now we are working on those dreaded two year molars. Hands are always in the mouth, toys, and whatever he can use to soothe his aching gums. The Teething Egg is great because it has the tether so it can stay with him at all times for quick relief. I can guide J when he is trying to use his hands and toys to pick up his egg and use that instead. 

The Teething Egg is designed to fit nicely in little hands and isn't too heavy for their tiny grasps. The egg is made in the USA and is CPSC tested for safety and backed by a 60 day money back guarantee. They come in a variety of colors and you can now accessorize with new clips! 





The Teething Egg was designed by a husband and wife team that wanted to find the perfect teething toy for their little girl. Moms can rest assured that this product is safe and FDA quality and perfectly designed for their little ones. 

The Teething egg is 17.99 on their website and they ship worldwide fir a flat 3 dollar shipping fee! You can purchase your Teething Egg here. You can also find them on Facebook.

Have a yummy day! 
~Crystyn~

Posh- Liza Griggers

*Disclosure: I have received product free for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 


As a mom the one thing I do not do enough of is take time for myself. Even taking a shower (especially by myself) is a huge task! Posh is a simple and easy way to be able to pamper yourself whether it is during the baby's nap time or you are soaking in a bath tub with a glass of wine at night. I can not sit here and say I have one favorite product because I have loved everything I have tried so far! And the best part is everything is under 25 dollars! There is something for everyone's budget! Posh products would make fantastic gifts for the women (and MEN!) in your life! 

One of the products I use pretty much every day is the Gender Bender chunk. This is like the king of bar of soaps. For me, I cut this bar into smaller chunks to last longer. I wash my face with this bar. It's activated charcoal powder, silt, and carbon absorb over 1,000 times their weight in nasty free radical pollutions, giving your skin a deep detox! I tried tons of acne products and the Gender Bender bar is the only thing to come close to getting rid of my stubborn pimples! This huge bar is only 9 dollars!! And lasts a long time! 



One of Posh's constant deals is the B5G1 (buy 5 get 1 free) deal. So you can get six products for the price of 5! And it is so easy to be able to pick more then 5 products out of this line! They have something for everyone from face, lips, body,hair, bath, and a mens line! This is an all around pampering, skin care line, and well, we all have skin! These all natural products do not disappoint! 

Like many companies, to by Posh you find a consultant. And Liza is fantastic at knowing the products and helping you find what you need! She has a Facebook page you can follow for all the sweetest deals HERE and a Facebook VIP group you can join where she has her very own sales! She has an open link that you can shop any time of the day! 

Here are some more tid bits about this awesome company: 

There are no fillers in the products. so you can rest assured you are using the best! 

There are many Vegan options! 

They DO NOT test on animals. 

They are made in the USA. 

They use all natural ingredients. 

If all of this doesn't have you wanting to try these products I don't know what will! 

And Liza is giving you the chance to win the Gender Bender Chunk! Just enter through the rafflecopter below!! 

Have a yummy day! 
~Crystyn~





Basic Invite

*I have received compensation for this post. These thoughts are solely my own. 


It is that time of year where we start thinking about our holiday cards! I don't know about you but I pre plan my family's hold photo and color coordinate it with the cards I chose! I love saving each years cards and seeing how my family grows! Basic Invite has cards for all of your needs! Right now they have a discount on holiday cards! So for all of you out there ready to order head on over and get thirty percent off! 

Basic Invite doesn't just have holiday cards. They have cards YEAR ROUND! Getting married? They have all of your stationary needs. Having a baby? Order your new bundle of joy's announcements! From thank you cards, to birthdays, to Bat Mitvah's Basic Invite has you covered! 


One of the best parts about Basic Invite is that they are so cheap! Ordering personalized cards can be expensive, but they don't have to be with Basic Invite. And just because they are cheap doesn't mean the quality is slacking. These are great professional looking cards that will help you stand out! 

And right now they even have a fifteen percent off EVERYTHING code! So if you have to order cards for more then one occasion now is the time to do it! 

Basic Invite has a great inspiration page to help you come up with ideas for all of your needs! So go check out Basicinvite.com ad check out everything they have to offer!  

The Irma- Lularoe Ashley Simmons

*Disclosure: I have received product free for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 


I am going to be featuring a new Lularoe item over the course of the next few weeks! This company is all the rage right now and with their unique fit of clothing I can be your eyes and ears to their sizing and styles! I previously reviewed the leggings so you can look back and read all about those buttery soft pants that I never want to take off! 

Today I am focusing on the Irma. This is the perfect top to pair with those leggings! The Irma is a tunic like top that hangs down over your bottom and is long so if you love leggings but are a little self conscious of them the Irma is the perfect top option for you! Now keep in mind these run BIG, you will want to size down 1 or 2 times! I am in a XXS and it is still slightly large on me. I like to tie off to the side to give me a more fitted look. 


The consultant featuring this post is Ashley Simmons. I have had the pleasure of virtually getting to know Ashley over the past year or so. She is based out of Florida so if you are local-ish to the Orlando/Stuart area you should probably schedule a pop-up with her! But if you aren't local then schedule an online pop up like me! I am hosting an online pop up for Ashley on November 3rd at 2pm. What does this mean? This means that her inventory will be posted at 2pm that day and it is first come first serve. So if you are looking for something specific then you should be stalking her page for the Shop the Roe link! And if you want to shop during my specific party make sure you put my name in the STR host slot! Ashley's inventory loads every Thursday at 2pm and stays live for 24 hours then gets taken down until the next week! 

Every consultant has a 'why' they started LLR. Ashley's why is: 

"I really struggled with ppd after a hard time with Gus' first months of life. I gained back the baby weight I had lost from the fast food and stress from constant travel to doctor appts and the hospital stay. Before I knew it I didn't recognize myself. I completely lost any semblance of myself. In June I reached a low point and was suicidal. LuLaRoe gave me my life back. It's helped me focus on something good. It's slowly changing my mindset to one that looks to the positive in life and my desire to help other women feel beautiful. The feeling of hearing from someone calling me crying saying they feel beautiful for the first time in years brings me to my knees in thankfulness. I want every woman to feel the empowerment and beauty that I feel. LuLaRoe has given me a way to find myself again.My two boys, my struggle with ppd, my body image. All of those are my why. My heart is to see other women's lives changed like mine was."




To follow all of Ashley's new and coming inventory join her group

ANDDDDD we are giving away one pair of leggings! You choose the size she chooses the print! 





Perfect T- Lularoe Amanda Burns

*Disclosure: I have received product in exchange for review. These thoughts are solely my own.


The Perfect T is another great option to pair with any of your Lularoe leggings or skirts! You can wear the Perfect T as is or you can tie the sides for a more snug look! You can tuck it into your skirts as well! You are going to want to size down a size or two to get a good fit for you! 


I love the plain black T I got and am able to pair it with almost anything! In fact I also got these awesome leggings from Amanda which is making an awesome fall look! 


The consultant to this post is Amanda Burns! She wants to tell you a little about herself! "I am a mother of two boys! I work as a Registered Sleep Technologist. I am lucky enough to have a day time position in my field. I fell in love with LuLaRoe the second I put on my very first pair of leggings. If you know me in real life, you know that I am the person that would always choose comfort over fashion. With LuLaroe, I now know it is possible to feel completely comfortable while also looking cute! Lularoe fits all body types, everyone looks absolutely beautiful wearing LuLaRoe!" 

I love getting to know all these amazing ladies through this process! Being able to read how and why they got started and seeing all of their businesses grow and flourish! If you want to follow Amanda's inventory you can find her HERE







Butterscotch Blankees

*Disclosure: I received product in exchange for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 




I love personalized pieces in my home. Ever since I was little I wanted that magazine looking house (I laugh now that I have kids and it never looks like that!) Having a throw blanket with our family name on it feels so special to me. This custom blanket from Butterscotch Blankees is soft, yet durable, and looks amazing in my living room! 

Butterscotch Blankees was created after Jodie, the owner, was designing her first son's nurses and she just couldn't find the right blanket. She decided to create her own and now offers a wide variety of personalized products for you! 


I have a standard 50x62 sized blanket which is the perfect size for me and my boys to snuggle under on these fall nights! They also come in a crib size and an XL size! Your material can be made in Acrylic or Cashmere! I have the acrylic and it is super soft!


Look how peaceful my boys look snuggling under there blankee!

Check them out here!




Maxi- Lularoe Holly Stevens

*Disclosure: I received product free for review. These thoughts are solely my own. 


Isn't that a lovely picture of me?! Just kidding but at least I look cute! This feature is on the Lularoe Maxi! It can be worn as a skirt OR a dress! How awesome is that?? A big thing with me is comfort. Running around with my kids all day long it gets crazy! But I still love looking cute and the maxi is a great mix of comfort and cute! It is 'fall' here in PA and I'm using that lonely because the weather has been off the charts warm! So I am pairing my maxi with an Irma here! In the hot of summer I could wear the waist band around my chest to make a dress! I am very petite so this is an XS and fits me well. I sized down 1 size because I am super short and the length fits me great! 


This post is brought to you by Holly Stevens! She is local to me and wants to tell you a little about herself and her 'why.' "I was born and raised in Harrisburg, attended Millersville for education. Met my husband after college and after getting married we decided to move to Ohio to be near his family. Lived in Columbus for almost 5 years. I taught high school math until after my first child was born. My husband and I both decided financially and emotionally is was the best decision for me to not return to work. I nannied and enjoyed being able to spend each day with our son. Our daughter was born and circumstances had changed so we started thinking about moving back to PA to be near my family. I'm extremely grateful for my husband and the company he works for. He was easily able to continue working for the same company and move across state lines. This made our financial situation stable. Around thanksgiving of 2015 I was first introduced to LuLaRoe. I bought my first pair of leggings and instantly fell in love. My "collection" quickly started to grow. A mommy friend talked to me about the amazing opportunities she has had since joining LLR. I was very interested but with our upcoming move it just wasn't the right time. Plus, the financial investment seemed daunting. Months past and I watched my friends business flourish. She was enjoying being a stay at home mom and a business woman. I have always struggled with loving the way I looked in clothes. After two kids it was even harder to find clothes that fit and made me feel confident. But every pice of LLR I tried and bought changed this. I started to feel confident. I realized that it wasn't me, but rather the clothes that needed to change. The financial freedom and confidence others were experience was enticing. I wanted this for myself. Our move finally happened and I told my husband I needed to take this leap. As a stay at home mom to two beautiful children I wanted to help support our family but still be able to be with our children as much as possible. LLR allows me to do just that. My family is my "why". My husband and I want a large family and I want to help relive any financial burden he may feel when it comes to providing for us. LLR is making it all possible. And to top it off, I get to help other women, especially moms, feel confident and beautiful in their own bodies. The smilies I see when someone finds the perfect item is a huge blessing. I'm blessed just by seeing women gain back confidence in themselves."


Want to check out Holy's group and follow her inventory? Check it out here

And guess what?? Another legging giveaway!!! Man, you guys are so lucky you will be living in comfort and style! The winner chooses the size and Holly picks the print! 





FunBites

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Isn't food so much more fun in the form of shapes and art?? FunBites makes food art so much easier! They come in a variety of styles to suite all types of shapes making your creation ideas endless! 


Using FunBites is simple! Grab your food, take off the popper, grab the cutter and rock it back and forth on the food, insert the popper and push down and presto! Your food pops out in shapes! How cool is that? You can make cubes, hearts, triangles and form them all into a master piece! They even have a minion shape! 

If you want to buy the FunBites just go SHOP HERE and follow them on Facebook! 

Have a yummy day! 
Crystyn