NoGii Product Review!

{I was sent these products for review purposes, however all opinions are my OWN and are HONEST}

Do you love all things carbs and buttery, flakey, gluten(y) goodness?! Well, this post probably isn’t for you. But nonetheless, I do have to tell you about some of the most delicious treats on the market, whether you’re gluten free or not! Buckle up y’all, this is an exciting one! 

NoGii is a gluten free brand created by Elisabeth Hasselback. Pretty cool, right?! This isn’t just a person who created a brand because of the gluten free craze, she actually has celiac herself and has created a brand for people like herself! Where are my celiac peeps at?! 

Let’s rewind to the day I got this amazing package of products to review in the mail. Can you say “HOLY WOW”?!?! I was amazed at the amount of products! So beyond generous in my opinion! 
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU NoGii! (Four for you!)

Now if you know me, you know I love “bars”. (Is that a slang term? I’m just gonna roll with it.) I love being able to grab something on the go and feeling confident that I will always have a snack in my purse. I bring them to work in the morning, in the afternoons, on car rides, and pretty much everywhere in-between. Me being hungry is not a pretty sight. Just ask my husband. 😉

I have been trying to cut out gluten as much as physically possible so these delectable little treats make it really easy! (Ignore the pizza and cheesy bread I had for dinner tonight.) This whey & quinoa protein powder in my morning smoothies is AMAZING. I honestly didn’t even know they made protein powder with quinoa. Maybe i’m sheltered, maybe i’m not. Either way, I have found what I now use in each of my morning smoothies. 

My two favorite bars were the Cookies & Cream & the Peanut Butter and Caramel bar. It is truly a slice of heaven. Looking for a sweet treat that won’t make you feel terrible about yourself afterwards?! You need these in your life! Not to mention there are TONS of other flavors to choose from! Those are just two of my personal favorites! 🙂 

I know what you’re all wondering…”but how does it TASTE?!” I’m here to say i’ve had my fair share of gluten free foods, and this ranks at the top of the list. Seriously y’all, you won’t regret these. 

Don’t I have a cute helper? 😉 

Want to try some of these for yourself?! Head over to my Instagram and comment on any photo saying which one you’re most interested in trying! I will pick one random person to send a goodie bag to! 
Are you a “bars” person?! What has been your favorite brand/flavor so far? Leave a comment and lets get talkin’! 

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Kupp’ Review!

Eco-friendly. Just for kids. Easy to clean
Do I have your attention yet?!

Let me just say these Kupp’ kids cups are awesome little cups! 
I love fun colors of any cups, plates, or dinnerware so these were perfect to add to our collection! 

When these arrived in the mail baby girl was BEYOND excited! Something SHE could use! 
These Kupp’ reusable, BPA free kids cups came in four colors; blue, orange, green, and red. 

Baby girl loved having a “big kid cup” at the dinner with us. Every night she used one of these she loved saying “LETS CHEERS!” and clinking our glasses together! Adorable, I know. 😉 

I love the small handle grip on these. It makes it perfect for any little hands to use. Also, I felt like the glass was SUPER simple to clean. The Kupp’ was inspired by kids and made by moms. This kid friendly cup is an easier way to let your kids “help” around the kitchen. Placing THEIR cup on the table, cleaning it, and putting it away. Pretty simple, huh?!

These amazing cups can be found on their website HERE, as well as more information about their company and even how to become an affiliate! 

If you have any further questions about these cups, please post a comment below. 
ALSO! I am giving away ONE Kupp’ on my Instagram page if you want to try one of these out for kiddo! 

{This product was sent to me for review via Moms Meet and their Mom Ambassador Program, however all opinions are my own}

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Perfectly Posh {REVIEW} & ONLINE PARTY!

It’s finally here! I’ve finally had a chance to really try all of the products I got sent to me and let me just start off by saying I AM TOTALLY IN LOVE!

If you haven’t seen my first impressions video, head over HERE to watch it! 

Again I am so thankful for Christina and how kind she was to send me all of these products! I was so beyond excited to try them all! I loved that the packaging reminded me of LUSH products, although I’ve never shopped there. HA! 

I talked about this before, but the reason I got this awesome package was because of ‘The Stripper’.(and my mishap with GlamGlow. GRR) I absolutely loved using it. A lot of people wanted me to review it and compare it to the GlamGlow so that’s exactly what I did! 

I seriously loved ALL the products. I wasn’t disappointed in any one of them. I loved the simple, clean scents of everything and of course I loved the chic packaging. 

Christina has been so kind to open up an online party for anyone who wants to order any of these awesome products! If you have questions about any of the products I personally tested, please feel free to ask or if you have general questions, head over to Christina’s Facebook page

Things I will be purchasing due to the fact that I LOVED them:
•Lil Snarky Hand Creme {$9 for 3.0 fl oz}
This stuff was DIVINE. My husband even loved the scent of it. It wasn’t overpowering which we both really enjoyed. The bottle says ‘Exotic Flowers & Sandalwood’ for anyone wondering about the scent. 
•Tree Hugger {$14 for 5 oz}
This was the sugar lip scrub I tried. I’ve been looking for something like this and I just absolutely loved it. The taste was awesome and the benefits were GREAT. There are three other types of lip stubs alongside this one so make sure you check out all 4! 
•Mint For Each Other Bath Bar {$9 for 7 oz}
The smell of this was simply amazing. 

Their catalog is filled with TONS of other amazing things. These are a few of the things i’m looking forward to ordering and trying:
•Fabulous Fizzies Foot Soakers
•Tousled Sea-Salty Hair Spritz
•Any of the Skindelicious Scrumptious Body Butters. All flavors sound wonderful.
•I’ve Been Set-Up! Setting & Refreshing Mist
•Rain Mask Vintage Visage Hydration

With the holidays coming up, this is the perfect way to get a head start on buying Christmas presents for all those special ladies in your life! Or just spoil yourself! 😉 


Have you ever tried Perfectly Posh products before?! Which is your favorite?! 
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LifeVantage TrueScience: Review

{I am in no way affiliated with this company. This product was sent to me for review purposes, however all opinions are my own.}

I have absolutely loved my time using the LifeVantage TrueScience face wash! 
I will start off saying that each persons skin is different and has different skin care needs. I have relatively dry to combination skin. I also have large areas of discoloration. 
This is the description of the product from the LifeVantage website:
Introducing TrueScience™ with enhanced Nrf2 technologies, a revolutionary beauty system proven in a clinical study to visibly address the signs of aging. This regimen offers instant and cumulative anti-aging benefits.”

I don’t think I have signs of aging, so I didn’t see any huge changes in that area. I did however see my annoying breakouts almost stop completely. I break out heavily around my “monthly time”, but I had virtually zero breakouts in between my cycle while using this product! 

Another amazing thing about this product was the smell. Y’all, this stuff smells AMAZING. Just so refreshing and clean smelling. I loved that when I used this product, it didn’t bother my eyes and actually helped when removing my eye makeup. When using other skincare products, I hate when products leave a “burning” sensation. This didn’t do that at all. My skin felt clean, hydrated, and overall healthy. 

I really don’t have anything bad to say about this face wash. 
LifeVantage has a long running history with their “Protandim”, and now this face wash. 
If you are someone who is looking for a face care system that will help with aging, I would definitely recommend this brand. It is gentle, yet productive. 

If you have ANY further questions about this product, Protandim, or LifeVantage as a whole, please get ahold of my friend Bailey Michael. She is a rockstar with this company and it seriously blows me away what her and her husband accomplish together. 

Before and After 

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Mothers Day with Hallmark {Review & Giveaway}

Disclaimer: I was provided these items from the company for review purposes. However, all opinions are honest and my own. 

When I think of cards I can’t help but automatically think of Hallmark. 
With that being said, I also think of Hallmark with almost all holidays, and Mothers Day is no different! 

Hallmark provided me with some amazing cards and a “We Love You Because Kit” which I think is just the most adorable thing ever. I love that this kit included everything in it. A chalkboard, the chalk itself, and the picture frame is just perfect for Mothers Day. 

The cards I got included cards from the following collections:

Sarah Jessica Parker CollectionThis collection includes 12 Mother’s Day cards created by a stylish mom herself — Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker worked with the Hallmark creative team to pair vintage artwork from the Hallmark archives with modern touches and embellishments. The designs feature simple, authentic and heartfelt messages, perfect for your mom and friends.

Hallmark Signature CollectionCelebrate mom or grandma with a card as unique as she is. With beautiful papers, rich textures and unique embellishments, each card in the Hallmark Signature Collection is handcrafted to be extra special, just like mom.

(My favorite card)

Magic Prints Collection: Magic Prints is a line of greeting cards and gifts designed for kids to give mom or grandma a hand (their handprint) without a mess! New card designs for 2014 include Disney® characters, Peanuts® characters, as well as a baby’s footprint format — perfect for first-time moms.

Now how amazing is this?! The people at Hallmark are hosting quite the giveaway for YOU GUYS! 
Three (3!) lucky winners will win a 10-pack of greeting cards as well as a special gift! 
This is perfect, just in time for mothers day! 
Giveaway is open to U.S Residents 18 years and older. Giveaway will end on 5/3 and winners have 48 hours to respond to my email before I choose a new winner. 

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Vino Backyard Designs Review + GIVEAWAY!

My oh my!
 How cute is the product I get to review for you guys?!
I was sent this Monogrammed Stamp, however all opinions are my own. I also chose for our wedding date to be added, but the possibilities are endless as far as what to put on yours! 

If there’s one thing I love, it’s people who are starting their own business. It is something near and dear to me and I fully support anyone who is trying to do such a thing. 
That is exactly what Victoria and her boyfriend are doing with Vino Backyard Designs

I am a sucker for cute packaging. When my box came from Vino Backyard Designs I was so impressed by the packaging. I mean really, how adorable is this?!
I immediately tore this bad boy open because I was SO excited to see the product inside! Needless to say, I was NOT disappointed. 
monogram, stamp, crafting, diy
monogram, stamp, crafty, diy, vbd
I knew a stamp like this would be perfect when it came time to send out our Thank You cards from the wedding, and I was right! How amazing is that monogram in the middle?! Plus our wedding date? ADORABLE! I’m just truly truly in love with how cute these are! And using these on our thank you cards really did look awesome! (well, I think so anyway)
monogram, stamp, crafting, diy
monogram, stamp, crafting, diy
(my stamping needs work, hush)

I absolutely loved my monogrammed stamp! And now if you ever get mail from me, prepare to see this being used on the envelope. 😉 

Lucky for YOU guys, the amazing people behind Vino Backyard Designs want to giveaway a Monogrammed Return Address Stamp! Enter using the form below! 

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Eat Smart Soup!

I was sent this product for review purposes. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way. 

You know those quick and ‘easy-to-make’ meals? Let’s be honest, some days those are my favorite. The soups from Smart Soup have helped me accomplish that on more than one occasion lately. Although we are not gluten free eaters, these soups are gluten free and I know that appeals to a lot of lifestyles these days. They have seven awesome flavors and I can’t wait to try all seven. So far we have tried, Santa Fe Corn Chowder and French Lentil. These soups can be cooked one of two ways, on the stove or in the microwave. I have tried each way and I think microwaving works the best. The boxes contain two frozen pouches and I love that for portion control. If you only want to serve one person, you don’t have to make a whole thing of soup and store the rest, you just pull out one bag. How awesome is that?! 
With the Corn Chowder I just mixed up some corn bread and served it with that. Ironic, eh? (Did I mention this company is based out of Canada?) 
With the French Lentil soup I paired it with a grilled cheese sandwich and it was delicious. I don’t know why I was expecting these to taste like “healthy” soups because they were gluten free, but I really enjoyed them. Each of the soups i’ve tried has had a lot of flavor and like I said before, I can’t wait to try the rest! I am most excited about Greek Minestrone and Moroccan Chick Pea! 
Have any of you tried Smart Soups before? 

This was the French Lentil soup with Grilled Cheese. I forgot to take a picture of the box. Oops. 


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Fajita Bowls

Let’s be honest, trying to eat healthy is one of the hardest things i’ve done. I just love food, okay?!
I’ve been trying to cook healthier meals and we really enjoyed this one! Cutting out smalls things every day is something that has been helping me a lot. How does the saying go? “No matter how slow you’re going, you’re still lapping everyone on the couch”? That’s how I feel in my every day struggles to make healthier choices. EVEN THE LITTLE THINGS COUNT!
Like removing the tortillas from your fajitas. 😉


  • 1.5-2 lbs chicken
  • Green & Red bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • Rice
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro 
  • Lime


    1. Cook rice according to box/bag. After rice is finished cooking, toss with cilantro and lime to taste. Set aside.
    2. Heat a large skillet and add a drizzle of EVOO. (You can call me Rachel Ray for that)
    3. Cook onions for about two minuets or until slightly soft.
    4. Add bell peppers to onions and cook until desired softness. Take off heat and set aside.
    5. Place chicken in a skillet and sprinkle with crushed red pepper. Cook chicken fully. (I set the   peppers on a plate and used to same skillet, but do as you wish.)
    6. Add vegetables back in with the chicken to warm up again.
    7. Place rice in a bowl and cover with chicken and vegetable mixture.

We added salsa and El Pato on ours, but again it is just a preference thing! This was a decently fast dish and really delicious! When M goes back for seconds, I consider that a WIN. 😉

Things I might have done different?
I would have cut the peppers in bite sized pieces rather than long strips. Also, I MIGHT have done the chicken in an actual fajita seasoning packet, but it WAS really good just the way I did it. 🙂

What are some of your favorite “fast dinners”?
Do you like Mexican type foods?

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It truly is a miracle!

Who doesn’t love product reviews?! If you answered “me”, you are welcome to exit now. 😉
If you have ever been searching for a hair miracle, look no further! Ladies, I’M SERIOUS! Aussie 3 Minute Miracle is the best hair product ever. And who doesn’t love that it says “MOIST” across the bottle?! (I kid, i kid)

As someone who wears their hair up 99.539% of the time due to work, I NEED this stuff. My hair ends up so ratty and straight up NASTY after a few days. This purple bottle is my holy grail of hair products. I have purchased this a few times and all but one time I was beyond impressed. The last bottle I bought smelt like a bad port-o-potty. I couldn’t even finish the bottle. It NORMALLY smells like coconut and deliciousness. Thank goodness! When using this product, I normally put it in my hair and let it do its thang while I shave my legs. The only thing I dislike about the product? There’s no cap at the bottom of the bottle. Although you have to squeeze rather hard to get the product out, I still don’t like that its just open at the end. I find that odd. Otherwise, this product is literally the best thing i’ve ever tried on my hair! If you’ve never tried this, run to your nearest store and get some!  

Do you have any holy grail hair products?
Have you ever tried this before? What were your thoughts?! 

(Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any mentioned companies. All opinions are my own.)

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