Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Dr. Hart's Weighted Blanket Review


 

Welcome back! Today, I am sharing with you Dr. Hart's Weighted Blanket. I have a lot of trouble sleeping. A lot of us do. I tend to throw a heavy pillow on top of my back or tummy before I fall asleep at night. But, from tossing and turning, the pillow falls off within no time. I have been in the market for a Weighted Blanket for a while now and I just haven't been able to find the right one. Dr. Hart's Weighted Blanket caught my eye and I really wanted to give their blanket a try!


Dr. Hart's Weighted Blankets are great for helping those with sleep anxiety, stress, insomnia and anxiety. These blankets are also great for children. They can help children with meltdowns, focusing in the classroom as well as help sensory disorders. These blankets are designed to naturally make you feel calmer and more relaxed by applying gentle pressure across your body.

These blankets are made with ultra-luxurious, 100% organic cotton. The weighted material that's used inside the blankets are called DreamBeads. The DreamBeads are made from quartz microspheres. These beads were made by NASA exclusively for Dr. Hart's brand. Dr. Hart's blankets are available in 3 different weights: 15lbs, 20lbs and 25lbs. The blankets are odorless, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, breathable and silent. No shifting noise whatsoever. Dr. Hart's Weighted Blankets are 60 x  80 inches and they fit on all bed sizes.



 
My Thoughts

Dr. Hart's Weighted Blanket is super soft and warm. When I am wrapped in it, I feel like someone is giving me a giant hug! The blanket I got has the weight of 25 pounds and I feel like that amount is just what I need. I was worried that the inside of the blanket was going to move around a lot and bunch up in one area. That's not the case at all. The inside weighted part stays in place and when it does move, its super easy to straighten it out. We fight over who's going to snuggle under this weighted blanket at night. Glad that its big enough for all of us to snuggle under while watching a movie on the couch! I personally love this weighted blanket because it helps ease my restless legs and it allows me to fall asleep faster. My husband loves it because it helps him stay asleep at night. As you can see below, my 4 year od loves this blanket. My 6 year old does, too! It calms them and allows them to feel secure and fall asleep faster.

 
 
Dr. Hart's Weighted Blankets range in price from $199 to $249. Every blanket comes with a Microplush cover. You can also purchase one of their Cotton Duvet Covers ($79.99). Visit their website for more information and shop now to save $30*!
 
*To be eligible for the $30 rebate, use the link provided here. It will take you to the product page on Amazon and gives details on how to receive a $30 rebate, please visit this link first BEFORE going on Amazon. Just copy & paste into your browser: bit.ly/harts30
 
**Marketing Samples
Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Good Chocolate Squares Review


 

Hey there! Do you love dark chocolate? Well, if you do, you are going to want to keep reading. Today, on the blog, I share a delicious dark chocolate with you! Meet The Good Chocolate Squares! The Good Chocolate's Squares might be small, but they are one of my favorite chocolates! The little squares are just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. My favorite?? The Salted Almond and the Himalayan Salt!

 
The Good Chocolate is the 1st bean-to-bar chocolate that is 100% organic. And, they are made exclusively without sugar! The Squares are sweetened with Mesquite Powder, Stevia and Erythritol. The Good Chocolate uses only the finest and simplest ingredients in their chocolates. These squares really only contain 5-7 ingredients! There are absolutely no yucky ingredients in them! It's amazing! The Good Chocolate makes chocolates that aren't just guilt free and sugar free, they make chocolates that are low in calories, have a low glycemic index, low in carbs AND they are metabolism friendly. Each square is under 50 calories! What's better than chocolate without the guilt?

The Squares come in six amazingly unique flavors: Ginger, Dark Milk, Mint, Himalayan Salt, Signature Dark and Salted Almond.


My Thoughts

The very first time I had a piece of their chocolate I fell in love! It absolutely blows my mind that these are sugar free! The taste these little chocolates have give no indications of being sugar free. They have no yucky "sugar free" aftertaste. I love their convenient size because I can throw a few into my purse and enjoy them on-the-go. The little squares are just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. I can really tell that each chocolate is made with only the best ingredients. The chocolates are very rich and flavorful. I just love how they melt in my mouth. I love everything about The Good Chocolate's Squares!

 
Order some Squares for yourself! Or, give them as a gift!
 
*Marketing Samples*
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Muck Soaps All In One Bars Review + Giveaway!


 
 
Welcome back to A Sampling Bee! I know I haven't been posting much but that is because we are moving! Yup, that right- we're heading back up to New England! Once we get settled, I plan on posting a lot more. Until then, I want to share with you the BEST soaps! Muck Soaps are my new favorite! Different soaps are one of my favorite products to try. I am always buying homemade soaps at different store but, I have not met one that I love as much as I love Muck Soaps!


Muck Soaps are all natural. They contain no harsh chemicals. The main ingredients in Muck Soaps are Sunflower Oil, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, and Essential Oils. Muck was awesome and sent me a few of their All In One Bars. These bars of soap can be used on your hair, for shaving and for everyday showering. Muck's All In One Bars contain no sulfates, parabens, artificial colors or artificial fragrances. These amazing soaps are also cruelty free and vegan. The All In One bars come in two amazing scents: Ready Set Go & One Two Tea Tree.



Ready Set Go ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Castor Seed Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Rice Bran Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Essential Oils (rosemary, lavender) , Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Vitamin E | No Sodium Hydroxide is left in the finished product.

One Two Tea Tree ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, *Sodium Hydroxide, Organic Castor Seed Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Rice Bran Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Essential Oils (tea tree, peppermint), Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Vitamin E, Chlorella.

Top: Ready Set Go/Bottom: One Two Tea Tree

My Thoughts

I love that each Muck Soap Bar is handcrafted. I also love that each bar is all natural.  There is seriously nothing yucky in these soaps and I can tell because they don't leave my skin feeling gross or dry. Muck Soaps leave my skin feeling super soft and nourished. I love the way these two bars smell. Clean with the light scent of essential oils. My skin always smells so good after showering. These All In One Bars are great for travel as well as for camping. Having an all in one soap like these while camping really comes in handy! Especially with kids!

I was skeptical about using the All In One Bars on my hair. So I tried it one morning and I was amazed by how well the soap cleansed and conditioned my hair! I also loved using the soap while shaving. I had a nice, sudsy lather on my legs. I noticed that when using the soap as a shaving cream that my razor did not get clogged! I was able to just keep on shaving without having to stop to clean out my razor. Soap bars will last longer when placed on a soap dish and/or kept out of water.

All in all, I LOVE Muck's All In One Soap Bars! And, Muck was awesome and sent me some goodies to giveaway! Enter below to win 2 All In One Soap Stacks AND a Loofah!

 
 
 
One winner will be chosen and contacted via email.  Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. US only, please!
 
*Muck Soap sent me samples to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own, always!*
Monday, March 18, 2019

Wellness Gravies Variety Pack Cat Food from Chewy.com #chewyinfluencer


 
 
Hey there! I cannot believe that its already the middle of March! Where does the time go? This month, I became a Chewy.com Influencer and I so excited to bring you my very first product review. One of the items I chose this month was from Wellness. Wellness sells a variety of pet items including cat food. I chose to purchase their Gravies Variety Pack because my two kitties LOVE wet foods that are full of gravy.


Chewy.com is my go-to for all of my pet needs. At home, we have two cats, two dogs, 2 rabbits, a hermit crab, fish and 4 chickens! A zoo, I know. But, I wouldn't have it any other way. Chewy.com makes it easy for me to search and purchase all of the pet items that I need. Their website is so easy to navigate and I love that there are so many items to choose from. And, they are delivered within two days of purchase (on purchases over $49)! I have noticed that their prices are either the same or lower than their competitors.

Wellness is all about feeding our pets the best food possible. Nutrition is the key ingredient to happy, healthy pets and Wellness gets that. Their recipes are thoughtfully crafted and prepared. We all do everything we can for our furry friends and thanks to Wellness, our pets will not be eating junky, cheap foods. Wellness offers both cat and dog foods. Learn more about Wellness HERE.


The Gravies Variety Pack came with two flavors:

  • Bits of Chicken & Turkey Smothered in Gravy. This flavor is loaded with all natural pieces of chicken, turkey, chicken liver and carrots. This yummy flavor also contains eggs, blueberries, cranberries, chicken broth and nutrients such as Vitamin D3 and B12.


  • Bits of Tuna & Mackerel Smothered in Gravy. This flavor is loaded with chunks or chicken, mackerel, tuna and chicken liver. This flavor also contains eggs, chicken broth, cranberries, blueberries and vitamins and nutrients.


My Thoughts

My kitties seemed to really love both of these flavors. But, they did seem to love the Chicken & Turkey flavor better. I really love that the food is all natural and that they do not contain any meat by products, artificial flavors, grains or carrageenan. Miss Molly pictured below LOVES wet food with lots of gravy. So, she really enjoyed licking all of the gravy off and them she nibbled on the soft chunks of food. After eating Wellness Gravies for about two weeks now, I have noticed softer fur and my kitties seem to have a lot more energy. I will be keeping Wellness Gravies stocked in my pantry for my two furry kitty friends!

This was my very first time ordering from Chewy.com. I got my shipment within 2 days! It's nice to know that I can have everything my pets need, delivered right to my door! It was one of the best online shopping experiences I've ever had. Thanks, Chewy.com! Order Wellness Gravies from Chewy.com HERE!

 
*I received this item free of charge fromChewy.com in exchange for my honest review.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Chocolate Dreams Sleek Treat Subscription Box Review


 
 
Hey there! I am sharing with you today the Chocolate Dreams Sleek Treat Box! This amazing snack subscription box is loaded with yummy low carb, low/no sugar goodies! This month contains a lot of chocolate products and I am not complaining! I love chocolate! Sleek Treat sends a great variety of snacks each month. There is at least 6-8 snacks in the box each month. See what was inside the Chocolate Dreams box below!



Coco Polo 70% Dark Chocolate Bars are vegan, gluten free, and sugar free. I really liked this chocolate bar. First of all, this bar is big enough to share. Second, it reminds me of a Hershey's Crackle candy bar, but 100% better for me. This was my first time having a chocolate bar that had quinoa in it and I am impressed!



 

The Kiss My Keto Chocolate Coconut Ketogenic Bar was very flavorful. I really enjoyed the coconut flavor that this bar had. The chocolate coating was rich and delicious! This bar is not only great for a snack, but it good as a breakfast bar, too!




Tru Chocolate Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds are super good! I did notice though that the almonds were kinda soft. The chocolate coating was very good. But, all in all, a delicious chocolate and nut snack! Chocolate covered almonds are usually my go-to.




The Tru Chocolate Solid Dark Chocolate Bites I was not crazy about. This dark chocolate just did not taste good to me. I did however like the size of these chocolates.



Intakt Snacks Crunchy Cheese Lovers Original is one of my favorite cheese snacks! I love these little nibbles of cheesiness! They're super crunchy and made with the best tasting cheese! Intakt Snacks has several flavors but this one is by far my favorite.


Project 7 Cotton Candy Gourmet Gum was really good! You'd never be able to tell that this gum is sugar free. My kids of course loved the cotton candy flavor. I really enjoyed this gum, too. Chewing on a piece reminded me of a big, fat cotton candy from the fair!


Dr. John's Candies Sunkissed Fruits Tooth Lollipops were another kid favorite. My sons devoured these lollipops. I only got to try a lick! I love that they are in the shape of a tooth! How cute is that!



SkinnyMe Chocolate Truffles are really good. This box contained a mystery flavor. My box contained the Velvety Mocha Dark Chocolate flavor. Oh my goodness, these truffles are SO good! A creamy, flavorful truffle without the guilt!

Look at all of these goodies! Which product(s) would you like to try?) 
 
 
Every box comes with a cute information sheet.
 
My Thoughts

Sleek Treat really hit a home run with their Chocolate Dreams box. I love getting Sleek Treats boxes! They're always loaded with the best snacks. Especially this one! My favorite product in the Chocolate Dreams box is the SkinnyMe Truffle! Subscribe today and start getting low carb, low/no sugar snacks delivered right to your door!

Sleek Treat now offers a Mini version of their subscription box! It's only $14.99 a month!

*Marketing Samples*
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Degusta Box USA Review- February


 
Hey! I have some sad news! Degusta Box USA is pausing the production of their boxes! Which means, February's box is the last box! I know, it really stinks. But, I believe that they will be back up and running (fingers crossed) soon. Lets see what was inside February's box:

  • Manitou Trading Company Truffle, Parmesan & Black Garlic Seasoning
  • Maqnitou Trading Company Piri Piri Sauce
  • Just Add Classic Guacamole Quick Mix
  • Raindrops Candy Taco
  • Emmy's Organic Vanilla Bean Coconut Cookies
  • PopCorners Spicy Queso Chips
  • BeanSmash! Bean Dip
  • Sourdough Craft Beer Pretzel Rings
  • PB Fit Peanut Butter Powder

My Thoughts

When I opened up February's box, I noticed that the goodies were slim so I knew that something was up. I am super sad to see this subscription box go, and I hope that they resume production very soon. My favorites this month were Emmy's Cookies and the Just Add Guacamole Mix. Degusta Box is one of my favorite food subscriptions boxes and I will miss all of the amazing goodies that I have received over the years. Thanks, Degusta Box USA. And, please keep me in mind when production starts up!

-Melissa
Monday, February 11, 2019

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I am so excited to bring my family to see the Harlem Globetrotters in Hershey, PA at the end of this month! We have been wanting to see them play for a while now. So, we will be spending out 7th anniversary weekend in Hershey seeing the Harlem Globetrotters! Stay tuned, because I will be posting during and after the show. I will highlight our fun trip to all of you when we get back!

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