Monday, August 31, 2015

The Purple Tractor's "On the Move" Medium Roast Coffee Review

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 Hey! I am back with another coffee review. This time, the coffee is from The Purple Tractor!


On the Move is a medium Roast coffee that is a 100% Arabica Bean Blend. It is fair-trade certified organic. The coffee beans come from Ethiopia, Honduras and Mexico. You can brew this coffee using a French press, drip coffee maker or espresso machine. You'll notice tastes of walnuts and maple syrup.
 
My Thoughts
 
Opening the bag, this coffee smells amazing. Grinding the coffee beans was easy and made the coffee smell even stronger. You can really taste the walnut and maple syrup flavors. But, I think that the coffee would taste better with one or the other. Not both flavors. For me, they did not mix well. To me, the coffee was not smooth. It had a little bit of  burnt taste as well as a bitter taste.  
 
Although this coffee was good, it is not my favorite. With that said, we all have different taste buds. Just because I am not a fan, doesn't mean that you won't love it :) I would love to try their other flavors.
 
*I received this coffee in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always.
 

 
~Melissa~
Monday, August 24, 2015

Paw Choice Dry Dog Shampoo Review



 
Hey there! Today, I share with you my review of a Dry Dog Shampoo from Paw Choice.  No one likes a smelly dog! Read my review below to learn how to make your doggy smell fresh quickly!
  
 
The Dry Dog Shampoo does not require the use of water. There is no need for rinsing. The dry shampoo is designed to clean your dogs coat and skin while removing stinky odors. The dry shampoo is go for all dogs. All skin types and coats. It contains natural coconut. This dry dog shampoo will leave your dog smelling like pomegranates and mangoes. Forget the messy bath! Grab this dry dog shampoo today! Made in the USA!

Directions:
Apply foam directly to your dogs dry coat. Massage and smooth the foam all over without getting any into your dog's eyes. Leave it in and let air dry for an effortless clean bath! That's it!

My Thoughts

This dry shampoo is very convenient. I have a pug and she tends to smell all the time! Even one day after a bath. So having this shampoo around is a big help. It works great and removes the smelly pug odors and leaves her smelling like fresh fruit. The shampoo does not leave her hair greasy or sticky. It dries quickly. I love the fact that it does not contain any harsh chemicals. I plan on taking this dry dog shampoo with me when I travel. The 8 oz. bottle will fit easily in a suitcase. This is also beneficial for the environment. Less baths means less water!

 I recommend this product.

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.



~Melissa~
Friday, August 21, 2015

Essentials for Back to School from Fresh Baby and Giveaway!



 
Hello all! It's that time again.. Back to School! And for that, I share with you Essentials for Back to School. These products are from one of my favorite companies, Fresh Baby! I am happy be sharing more of their awesome products with you. Read my reviews below :)
  

Let's get this party started with Fresh Baby's Reusable MyPlate Sandwich Bag and MyPlate Snack Bag. These bags are also washable. The Sandwich bag is 6.5" x 6.5". The Snack bag is 7" x 3.75". Both of these bags are FDA food-safe and lead free. Hand wash only.
 
 
 
 The front of the MyPlate Snack Bag and MyPlate Sandwich bag has a Choosemyplate.gov graphic.

 
A Velcro closure at the top which allows you to keep your sandwich or snack in place and safe.
 
 
On the back of the bags, there is a chart which shows you healthy options for sandwiches and for snacking. These are great because they are economically friendly. Also, to encourage early involvement and independence in packing on the go lunches and cooking.
 
Sandwich- $5.95
Snack- $4.95

 
Here is the Kid's 10 ounce Collapsible Water Bottle. This bottle is great because you can freeze it. So, if you are packing your kiddo a lunch, it'll double as an ice pack. It's small enough to fit in any backpack or lunch box. The cute design on the front encourages your kids to want to drink water.
 
 
The back of the water bottle has a spot down below where you can write your child's name and/or phone number. The Water Bottle is reusable. It's made of ultra-durable, BP-A Free, FDA-approved plastic material with a closable “pop-top" spout. It also has a carabineer which allows your child to easily hook their water bottle onto their backpack. Top-rack dishwasher safe.
$5.95
 
 
Your kids will LOVE this Water Bottle. My 3 year old does :)
 
 
Here is the oh-so-cute Pear Toothbrush Cover and Rinse Cup. Let me tell ya, this product is awesome! The silicone does NOT support the growth of bacteria, mold or fungus. Silicone is also odor-less and taste-less. Dishwasher safe. Also available in a blue fish :)
 
 
 It keeps my son's toothbrush clean. He loves rinsing his mouth out. He thinks its the coolest thing!
 

I have also found it useful for my youngest son's baby spoons. Which is perfect for traveling.
$5.95
 
My Thoughts
 
I absolutely LOVE all of these products. The bags are great because they are better for the environment. The water bottle makes it easy for my husband and I to make sure that our sons are getting enough water. The toothbrush cover and rinse cup makes it fun for my oldest son to brush his teeth. It's also good to keep my youngest son's baby spoon clean while out in public. And, everything is reasonably priced!
 
I highly recommend all of these Back to School products. Order them today! www.freshbaby.com
 
~Melissa~
 
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dog Training Collar by Cujo Control Review


 
 Good evening :) Tonight, I have Cujo Control's Dog Training Collar to share with you. Please read my review below.

 
 This training kit will help train your dog and maintain his performance. There are 3 training tools to choose from - tone, vibrate, or shock. The kit includes one wireless remote, one collar/receiver, and one USB battery charger, along with a test light and contact points.

Some customers have seen results in as little as one try. This is a safe, humane, effective training tool that can provide incredible results when used correctly and responsibly.
 
Features- Train up to two dogs from the same transmitter
- Range up to 800M - LCD white backlight
- 8 levels shock and vibration adjustable
- One level sound mode comes with transmitter
- Red LED flashing and sound model in receiver
- Rechargeable and water-resistant design

Great for small, medium, and large dogs. The collar will fit a neck size as small as 10 inches, or as large as 24 inches.
 




My Thoughts

My pug learned very quickly that if she does something that she shouldn't, like running after cars, she'd here the beep from the controller. Most of the time that's all I have to do. Is just make the controller beep. It's nice that the controller has the option to use the tone, vibrate or shock features. It's kind of like the tone is a warning, the vibrate is the second warning and the shock is the "you are in trouble." Lol. Anyways, She is much more obedient now because of this collar.
I also love the fact that it has the option to change the level of the vibrate or shock. So, if your dog gets use to it, you can turn it up.
The collar adjusted perfect to fit my dog's neck. The collar is nicely made out of high quality material.  The range of the collar is strong. The collar comes with two sets of prongs. A pair of short, for small dogs and a pair of longer prongs for bigger dogs. They are super easy to switch over. The controller and the collar both hold a long charge. I can get about 4-5 days on a single charge.
I recommend this dog training collar.

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. If you have any questions, please email me at acraftyhoneybee@yahoo.com.


 
~Melissa~
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Back to School Giveaway!


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Welcome to the “Back to School Giveaway”! This giveaway features some of the best back to school products that have been featured on Karen’s Got Mail. I have teamed up with a great group of bloggers to bring you this giveaway!

The Back to School Prize Package Includes -

Teach My
 
Teach My – One (1) Teach My Kit (winner's choice). Teach My Kits are now available at Walmart and Toys''R''Us – ARV $39.99 Connect with Teach My on FacebookTwitterYouTube


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Peppercorn Kids - Gift Card - ARV $15 Connect with Peppercorn Kids on FacebookTwitterYouTubePinterestInstagram

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YummyHealth - One (1) Case of YummyHealth Snack Bars - Peppermint - ARV $25.99 Connect with YummyHealth on FacebookTwitterPinterest Milkdot
 
MilkDot - Lunch Tote - ARV $26.99 Connect with MilkDot on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram

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LittleMissMatched - Gift Card - ARV $25 Connect with LittleMissMatched on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram
ReSqueeze Pouches

ReSqueeze Pouches - Set of 4 pouches - ARV $9.99 Connect with Resqueeze Pouches on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram

Reduce
 
Reduce - Frost Thermal Bottle & WaterWeek Sports - ARV $34.98 Connect with Reduce on FacebookTwitterPinterest
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Zoku - Character Pops - ARV $7.99 Connect with Zoku on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram
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Mama Chia - Organic Chia Vitality Bars - one each of the four flavors, Organic Chia Vitality Granola Clusters - one package each of the three flavors, Organic Chia Squeezes – one each of the six flavors - ARV $35 Connect with Mama Chia on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram logo2
 
Sprouting Threads - $100 gift certificate for 1st box Connect with Sprouting Threads on FacebookTwitterInstagram  

** One lucky reader is going to win this prize package valued at over $300! This giveaway is open to the US only. Giveaway ends 9/3/15 at 11:59 PM EST. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!  
 
 
Karen’s Got Mail and the participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

~Melissa~
Monday, August 17, 2015

Maker Studio's Propellers Set Review


 
Hello, all! Today I share with you a building kit by Maker Studio. This kit here is the Propellers Set. Do you have a child in your household who loves to build? 
 
 
Maker Studio™ inspires imagination and a love for engineering. In this set featuring propellers, you’ll be able to build a chopper, a biplane, a windmill and a plane. For each build you’re given Engineering Challenges – experiment with friction, torque and propulsion as you engineer your solutions. Once you’ve mastered all four builds, get creative and design something that’s all your own!
 
The kit comes with a tool to punch holes in your recycled household cans, 50 pieces, an Engineering Challenges book and an instruction manual.


My Thoughts

This was a fun project for the family. As soon as I opened the box, everyone was grabbing pieces and thinking about what they were going to build. First we had to find empty containers to use for building. Which was like a scavenger hunt.

My son and I decided to make a Windmill using a puff's can. The can was just the right size. I recommend that a parent use the hole punching tool. It is very hard to use and its sharp. I had a hard time poking holes in the can. The pieces are made nicely. I did not have any problem with them breaking. All in all, the kit is fun and different. We had a great time building and I look forward to building more masterpieces! I recommend this kit.

I received this product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.



~Melissa~

Coffee Crazy's Colombian Roast Coffee Review


 
 
Hey there! I have more coffee to share with you today. Here is Coffee Crazy's Colombian Roast :) What's your favorite coffee? French Roast, Espresso, Colombian?
 

 Coffee Crazy's Colombian Roast Coffee is whole bean. It is also Organic and Fair-Trade. You get a 12 oz bag full of delicious smelling beans. The beans grind nicely. And in only a few minutes, you have an awesome cup of coffee. Homemade is always better! Don't you agree?
 
My Thoughts

I could tell that this coffee was going to be excellent as soon as a I opened the bag. My husband LOVES Coffee Crazy's Colombian blend. He use to drink Peet's coffee. Which he claimed to be his favorite. Well, that's until he had this coffee. He says that it has an excellent flavor and does not taste burnt. When brewed how he likes it, he can drink 8 cups! I know, its a lot but he's a coffee lover!
The price of this coffee might seem like a lot to you. But, when you think about it, you'll spend 3 times more at a coffee shop. And, brewing your own coffee at home allows you to make it how YOU like it. This coffee is worth every penny.
Coffee Crazy's Colombian Roast creates such a smooth and tasty cup of coffee. I have noticed that Coffee Crazy's coffee is less acidic than the other brand of coffee I've had. All you'll need is milk or cream in this coffee. The coffee is not bitter so if you use sugar, try it without sugar and see how you like it.
This coffee is great from the moment you open the bag! I recommend this coffee. Make it a part of your every morning routine. Brewing the coffee and smelling the deliciousness really get us going in the morning :)


 
~Melissa~