New Breakfast Food Find Review

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday!!!!

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Usually, I like to make everything from scratch.  But there are times when I just want and need it to come already prepared.

With my family coming into town, this was one of those times.  Now the challenge is whether or not I can find one with minimal to no chemicals. My family eats a predominantly organic diet but my visiting family does not.  So I had to find something that meets the needs of everyone in one box.

I decided to check Target and see if they had a great quality pancake mix.  It just so happened that they had a new product on the shelves. Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk & Honey Pancake/Waffle Mix.  I check out the ingredients and into the cart it went. (This post is not sponsored just a new find.) For more information on this company click here.

Saturday morning rolls around and it was time to test out the new mix.  It was a hit.  It taste, perfect using it as the box instructs.  On Sunday, I decided to jazz it up a bit with some Organic Vanilla Extract and milk which made it even better.  My family absolutely love the mix, so I had to share my new find with all of you.

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Have any of you ever tried this brand or do you have any recommendations of any other brands?????

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

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Calling ALL Cook’s, Baker’s & DIY Creator’s

Hello everyone,

Happy Thursday to you all.

 

I have a lovely surprise in store for you. I wanted to share a website/app that I recently became aware of.  I was contacted by Instructables.com to check out their site as it may be of interest to me.  Well, it turns out that it was totally up my alley.  Let me first say that this is not a sponsored post.  When I saw the site I knew that I wanted to share it because it may be of interest to many of you.  The site offers people the opportunity to display the things they make, along with a tutorial on how to make it. If you sew, knit, cook, bake, build and so much more you’re going to love this. Keep reading your surprise is coming……

Here are the following categories to choose from:

Technology

Workshop

Living

Food

Play

Outside

The best part is you can enter your DIY’S into the various contest for a chance of winning some great prizes.  They offer a free standard membership or if you desire they have Pro memberships at very reasonable cost.  To check out the site, contest, prizes and all the inspirational DIY’S people share click here.

Now it’s time for something special: A GIVEAWAY

One “Fantastic Creator” has a chance of winning a “FREE” 3- month Pro Membership. I entered one of my recipes which received an Editor’s Choice Favorite.  As a result, I received a 3-month free Pro membership.  I decided that I want to give the membership to one of my lovely reader’s. To win all you need to do is comment below sharing your favorite creative niche.  The winner will be chosen and announced on Friday May 15, 2015 @ 10 a.m est here on my blog.  If the winner does not respond by Monday the 18th another winner will be chosen.  Once the winner is announced simply go to my contact page here and send me an e-mail to claim your prize.  Best wishes to all who enter and please share this post across social media and your blog’s so other’s have a chance of winning. Entries for this giveaway close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday May 14, 2015.  Thank you in advance to all who enter.

Happy Creating and thank you so much for stopping by, it’s truly appreciated.

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

Dark Chocolate & Ginger Cookies

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Tasty Tuesday……

This post is just me sharing something new I tried while doing my weekly grocery shopping. I make it a point to put at least 1 new item in my cart weekly.

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These cookies are soooo delicious. I’m glad that I gave them a try on my last grocery shopping trip. I have to say Trader Joe’s always has something great and new to try.

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What new item have you tried on your most recent grocery shopping trip?

* Please note this is not a sponsored post. I will always mention if a post is sponsored.

Thank you for stopping by.

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

Tropical Punch Sherbet

Hello all,

While at Whole Foods picking up a few items. I happen to see Alden’s Organic Tropical Punch Sherbet on sale for $3.99. So I had to give it a try, this brand is usually around $7.00. Which is why it usually stays in the freezer section and rarely goes into my shopping cart. But, this Sherbet may make a regular appearance into my cart from now on. All I can say is it did not disappoint. It’s just the right sweetness and fruity flavor. It truly taste like Tropical Punch. I may try adding a scoop to a smoothie because it just seems like the right thing to do….lol. I love that it’s Organic and that they use beet’s for coloring which you can’t taste at all. For me this Sherbet is a winner.

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If you’ve tried any great organic sherbet’s I would love to know of your recommendations.

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

BPA Free Sandwich & Freezer Plastic Bags

Hello all,
Over the weekend I was making my usual Target stop. A few items on my Target list I were sandwich and freezer bags. As I am looking for what I usually get…..I see that Target had BPA Free bags. I got so excited…..lol….it’s funny to me that I get excited about thing’s like this. Adulthood/Motherhood really changes a person and you know what I love it!!!! Anyway back to Target…..since I saw the BPA Free bag’s on the shelves, I thought I would share. The bags are priced perfectly starting at $1.99. One thing I will mention is that BPA Free is written somewhat small on the packaging. So you have to look carefully. I am happy to know I can get these conveniently and wanted to let you all know as well. For information on BPA click here.

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Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

Let Me Be Honest

Hello everyone,

Today’s post is about a recent experience I had using The Honest Company Products. Recently The Honest Company advertised that you can try out a sample bundle of their products for free. The only thing you would have to pay is the shipping cost of $5.95. So I went to the website and signed up. One stipulation is you must cancel, any further orders within 7 days of receiving your sample bundle.

The order takes about a week or so to arrive. One down side is that I never got a follow up e-mail, letting me know the order shipped or when I should expect it. I let that slide since all I had to pay was shipping cost. Once the package arrived I opened with excitement. I must say I love the packaging.

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It arrives as pictured above. The first thing my daughter’s and I test out is the hand soap. Which was nice and had a lovely lavender scent. Then we tried out the face and body lotion which was disappointing. It lacked long lasting moisture. This is crucial as we live in an area with pretty cold winters and this lotion just can’t handle the job…..for us anyway. Next we tried the Organic Healing Balm. It has a nice consistency but doesn’t smell the best. I would not use this for that reason. Later in the week I tried out the shampoo, it was pretty decent. I have natural curly hair an I really appreciated the fact that it doesn’t have harsh chemicals that can damage my fragile curls and it smells like orange -cream. Now I will say, I still like Trader Joe’s Nourish better as it is less drying to my curls. But all in all I may use the shampoo again. Last on the list is the Multi Surface Cleaner which also smells like orange-cream. I prefer Seventh Generation or my DIY cleaning products. I have to use less elbow grease when cleaning with those cleaning products.

All and all the bundle will not work for me as the products I really could use, don’t meet my needs. I will say that the representative I spoke with to cancel any further bundles was very helpful and pleasant. If I had children in pampers I would definitely use the products for pampers and wipes. But since I don’t have children in pampers this service isn’t for me.

If you’ve used or use The Honest Company Products…..what’s been your experience?

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

Where is the Ginger in my Snap

Hello everyone,

I was in need of a good Ginger Snap Cookie…….I have a kitchen/recipe experiment, that I want to try……that needs ginger snaps cookies. So, I headed out to the store with my coupons in tow for pretty much all the items on my list. For me coupons for organic/natural products I actually use are a rarity. Fortunately…….I have been able to get a solution to my problem. If you’re looking for coupons for Organic/Natural items click here. I did a recent post to help……and you may know of some I don’t know of. Which is a win/win for us all.

Now let me get back on topic…..Ginger Snap Cookies. Tried a new brand(for cookies)…..really because I had a coupon and my family an I, LOVE the oatmeal. Country Choice is a great brand. Sadly the Ginger Snap cookie just didn’t live up to our taste expectations. It’s a good cookie…..it’s simply missing the Ginger to make it a Ginger Snap Cookie. It’s more like a Molasses Cookie. Now would I buy this cookie again…….yes, when I have a hankering for a Molasses Cookie. As far as my experiment goes…..this cookie just didn’t have the enough of the Ginger taste/flavor I needed.

I was disappointed, but only for a second. The cookie was organic and by a brand I really like. I quickly got over my disappointment because all that means is…..we can keep taste testing until we find, what we are looking for. Until then my quest continues. My question to you is……have you ever tried something that doesn’t taste like what it’s labeled to taste like……inquiring minds would love to know??????……

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Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

I’ve Become A Bit Of A Snob

Hello everyone,

A few months ago I discovered this Vlog on YouTube called It’s July’s Life…..now not only am I addicted so are my kid’s. Let’s get back to how that vlog ties into my newly discovered snobbery.  So on the Vlog’s it follows the daily life of a family. The husband/father of the family, Benji…….was raving about Kerrygold Butter. So I wanted to see what all the hype was about.  I couldn’t find it at any of my local grocery stores.

So one day on a trip to Trader Joe’s (which by the way the 2 closes to me are 35-45 minutes away)……I found the butter. I have to admit this butter is sooooooooooo good. Takes your food to another level and a little goes a long way. Since this butter isn’t always convenient to find I had to find a backup. Which is equally good and nearly the same in price……..Organic Valley’s European Style Cultured Butter.

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Now that I’ve tried these 2 butters…..I can’t go back to anything else and this is the story of how I became a butter snob. Tell me something that you’ve tried and you just can’t go back to anything else.

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

Dudu Osun African Black Soap for Acne/Oily Skin

Hello everyone,

About a month ago I was watching one of my favorite Vlog’s AprilJustintv and April mentioned a soap great for oily skin and acne. Which was so timely since one of my daughter’s is starting to have this problem. Then on her beauty channel AprilAthena7, she did a review of the African Black Soap Dudu Osun. I loved her honesty regarding the soap, so I order it, it was under $5.00.

It arrived quickly and she immediately started using it. Within a couple of days, we noticed a difference. Her acne and dark spots started clearing up and her oiliness greatly reduced. Since I saw such success I wanted to try it out. I don’t have acne, I have oily skin. The product work’s……for me a little too well. After a week of use. I saw that this product is not for daily use on my skin. For me this soap is great for once a week use, otherwise it’s too drying. As for my daughter, it works very well if she uses it 2-3 times a week or it becomes too drying for her as well.

Here are my thoughts on the product. I love that it’s 100 % natural. It has a great price point. It works great on oily/acne skin. This is not a product that should be used daily depending on your skin type. My opinion is to use 2-3 times a week. I would definitely buy this product for my daughter again and use a noted above.

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(*This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive compensation if you make a purchase using the links.)

If you’ve ever used this product what was your experience like?

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺

I love A Savings…….What About You?????…..

Hello everyone,

Recently, I found a wonderful blog called Hip2Save. She had a post that I had been looking for. Coupons for Organic and Natural item’s. …..thing’s I actually purchase.  I love a savings and I have no shame in admitting it. Thank you to the blogger of  Hip2Save , for introducing me to……Common Kindness. This website is great. They have a decent amount of coupons for Organic and Natural Products.  The best part is……just by using your coupons from this site you are giving back to various charities. How wonderful is that?!?! (For more details simply visit the website).

The next website I found courtesy of my local Organic Grocery Store……there is a website called Mambo Sprouts, which offers a nice selection of coupons for Organic and Natural item’s. I use them weekly when shopping. LOZO.com is another great website, simply type in your grocery list and it will pull up matching coupon’s. Hopster.com & Greenmomsmeet.com are a couple other fantastic sites. So if you are like me…….looking or wondering where are the coupons for Healthy foods and products, here are a  few websites.  I hope this is helpful to anyone wanting to save a bit of money on their grocery bill without having to be a maniac about it……no offense against anyone who wants to be a maniac about it…..lol. Do what works for you.

If anyone knows of any other sites besides Whole Foods or those mentioned above to get coupons for Natural and Organic Products, please fill us all in.

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Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺