Monday, November 30, 2015

Healthy Baby Bathtime Giveaway!

Keeping our children safe and healthy is top priority as a parent. We all want what's best for our children and it's important to be aware of what our little ones may come in contact with.  Parents today are becoming increasingly cautious of potentially dangerous chemicals in their households. More families are exploring natural alternatives and are noticing improvements in their health and well-being after making these substitutions.
Latched On Mom has been focusing on making several small eco-friendly and healthier choices this year in the Make it Green in 2015 campaign.  The companies involved in this campaign care about the health of our families, as well as about Earth!  Here's your chance to win the prizes described below.  Click the links to read the reviews.

BALM! Baby- Fresh Out of the Tub
Taylor's Pure and Natural- Toothpaste and Tooth Powder (ARV $27.44)
WooBamboo Eco Toothbrushes- 2 packs of SPROUTS kids toothbrushes (ARV $11.90)

Enter the competition by filling out the form below. The winner will be emailed, announced here in the giveaway widget once closed and I'll put a shout out to the winner on Facebook- LIKE my page to get those notifications!  Make sure to sign into the form using the email address you check most often! You will only have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Must be 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will run from 11/24/15-12/22/15. Open to US and CANADA only. GOOD LUCK!!!
Latched On Mom and other participating bloggers did not receive compensation to promote this giveaway. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. Prize fulfillment is the sponsor's responsibilty. This post may contain affiliate links. WooBamboo requires Canadian winner to pay shipping. If you have any questions about this giveaway please email

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*Disclosure- I received a gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. 
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Turkey Pizza Pinwheels Featuring Nello's Lavender Sauce

Hello, all! With Thanksgiving Day being tomorrow, why not make these cute and easy Turkey Pizza Pinwheels as an appetizer! You only need a few ingredients to bring these Turkeys to life. Nello's Lavender Sauce is the perfect match for these little guys. Everyone will love them!

Turkey Pizza Pinwheels Featuring Nello's Lavender Sauce
1 pound pizza dough
1 25 oz. jar of Nello's Lavender Sauce
Black Olives; cut into small pieces
Small Onion; sliced into discs
Slices of cooked bacon
Carrots; sliced into small triangles
Mozzarella Cheese
Cooking Spray or Flour
Toppings of your choice
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray countertop with non-stick cooking spray or sprinkle with flour. Roll the dough out into a large rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.

2. Top with Nello's Lavender Sauce. (I used about half a jar) Spread to coat dough then add mozzarella and additional toppings of your choice.
3. Start with one of the long sides of the rectangle and roll dough up tightly, pinching the seams to close at the end.

4. Use a sharp, thin knife to cut 1 1/2 inch sections of the dough from the large roll. You should get about 12 pinwheels.
5. Put pinwheels on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 1-2 minutes.
 6. Stick a few pieces of bacon into the back of each pinwheel. Put small two small circles of sliced onion in front of the bacon pieces and then top with black olives for the eyes. Finish with a triangular cut carrot for the nose. Serve with a side of warm Nello's Lavender Sauce.


For my first time making these, they came out pretty good! Turkey Day doesn't get enough recognition so I figured making these would be a good way to get everyone into the holiday season. My son enjoyed helping me roll out the dough. Cooking together with your family is a great way to bond as well as teach your kids how important it is to cook homemade meals. These Turkey Pizza Pinwheels are great for a quick weekday meal. I hope you enjoy them. I wish all of you a great Thanksgiving :)

Visit Nello's Store Locator to find Nello's Sauces in a store near you!
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Paw Patrol- Paw Patroller Giveaway!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. This item was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the PAW Patroller Giveaway,
hosted by Karen's Got Mail!
The Paw Patrol - Paw Patroller is one of the hottest toys this holiday season! It features a working elevator and Command Center. When you open up the front cab you can sit four Paw Patrol pups in the driver's seat. You can also load up to three vehicles in the patroller. The best part is you can play with additional Paw Patrol toys, such as Skye and her chopper or Ryder and his ATV (sold separately). Features:
  • Can hold up to three Paw Patrol vehicles
  • Can display up to six vehicles when open
  • Has a working elevator which can lift vehicles
  • Fully functional Ryder's Command Center and landing pad for Skye and her chopper
  • Includes Ryder and his ATV
  • Fits Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and their vehicles (sold separately)
Connect with Paw Patrol on Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest

One lucky reader will win a Paw Patrol - Paw Patroller (console of choice), ARV $59.99!
Open to the continental US only. Ends 12/03/15 at 11:59 PM EST. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!
Disclosure: Karen's Got Mail and the participating bloggers were not compensated for this post and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. One winner will be randomly chosen by Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email by Karen’s Got Mail.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Turkey Stuffed Peppers Featuring Nello's Marinara Sauce

Hello! I am back with another awesome recipe featuring Nello's Marinara Sauce. I made these peppers forever ago and I forgot to post my recipe! I know, shame on me :( I made Turkey Stuffed Peppers! Who else loves Stuffed Peppers?
 Turkey Stuffed Peppers Featuring Nello's Marinara Sauce 


1 pound ground turkey meat
4 green peppers, cored and seeds removed
2 bags of Boil In Bag Rice
1 jar Nello's Marinara Sauce
1 egg
2 tbsp. bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. Thyme
1 tsp. Adobo Seasoning
Parmesan Cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook rice according to directions on the package. Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Mix all of the ingredients until they are well combined. (I use my hands)
2. Fill the cored peppers until they're all the way full. Top with Nello's Marinara Sauce and Parmesan Cheese.
3. Bake in the oven for 1- 1/2 hours. Remove and top with additional sauce or parmesan cheese.
4. Enjoy!!

The finished product :) I love making and eating Stuffed Peppers. I find myself making these at least two times a month. They never go to waste. They're so yummy! Topping them with Nello's Marinara Sauce makes them so much more tastier. Nello's Marinara Sauce is the best sauce for any dish! Visit Nello's Store Locator to find a jar near you! A lot of stores were just added :)

Add this recipe to your holiday menu :)

I am a Nello's Sauce #Mombassador! I received free jars of sauce to create my blog posts :)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Hungryroot's Carrot Noodles and Turnip Noodles Review

Happy Friday! Today, I share with you two meals from Hungryroot! Hungryroot's meals are quick, fresh and guiltless! Read below to find out more about Hungryroot's Carrot Noodles and Turnip Noodles!

Carrot Noodles with Tangy Sriracha Peanut
Let's start with the Carrot Noodles with Tangy Sriracha Peanut. Fresh-cut carrot noodles with our homemade Sriracha peanut sauce, lime-cilantro chimichurri and sweet pickled daikon. This meal has a lot of Vitamin A and is a sweet and spicy alternative to Pad Thai. This meal is Gluten-free and dairy-free. Contains 498 calories per container. Can be purchased with or without chicken. Adding chicken is an extra $2 charge.

 Turnip Noodles with Toasted Walnut Pesto

Fresh-cut turnip noodles with our homemade basil walnut pesto, peppered roasted carrots and toasted, chopped chickpeas. A low carb Pesto Pasta. This meal contains a great source of Vitamin C & A, dietary fiber and calcium. This Turnip Noodle meal is gluten-free. Contains 449 calories per container. Add Falafel to this meal for an extra $2.

My Thoughts

These meals are healthy and delicious. Even though these are meals, I use both of them as side dishes. They are super easy to prepare and are ready in 7 minutes or less. You can either warm the meals on a stove top or in the microwave. I warmed mine up in the microwave. They came out perfectly. Both meals were very flavorful. Just the noodles themselves were good. Then, adding the sauces made them even better. Hungryroot's meals make lunch or dinner time simple.

I like both meals, but, I enjoyed the Carrot Noodles more. I liked the peanut sauce and the pickled daikon. The noodles were crunchy and appetizing. The Turnip Noodles were a little bit too bitter for me. I added a little bit of parmesan cheese to the top of the Turnip Noodles and that made them less bitter. I really enjoyed the roasted chickpeas on top of the Turnip Noodles.

Microwave instructions:

Peel back the plastic on the container. Top noodles with sauces and 2 tbsps. of water. Heat on high for 3 minutes, mix then cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Finish with salt/pepper to taste and chickpeas or pickled daikon.

I recommend Hungryroot's Meals! Leave me a comment below if you'd like me to review their desserts ;)

There are also desserts and sides available for purchase. Visit for more info!

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Thank you to Hungryroot for sending me these yummy meals to sample. All opinions are my own. Always!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Peanut Butter & Co. Mighty Nut Powdered Vanilla Peanut Butter Review

Hello! Welcome to A Sampling Bee. I am glad that you stopped by. Today, I share with you a yummy Vanilla flavored powdered peanut butter from Peanut Butter & Co.! Powdered peanut butter is perfect for adding a little extra something to your morning smoothie. Read my review below!

Peanut Butter & Co.'s newest product! Mighty Nut has 85% less fat calories than traditional peanut butter.  Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter is available in 4 different flavors. Flavors include: Vanilla, Original, Chocolate and Flax & Chia. The Vanilla flavor has 6 grams of protein per serving.  These powdered peanut butters are good to add to smoothies, and to use for baking or cooking.  Use to make yummy dips or spreads. Peanut Butter & Co.'s products are gluten-free, certified vegan and made in the USA. Non-GMO certification is pending :)
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
  • 2 Tbsp. Vanilla Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop Herbal Life Protein Powder
  • 1 scoop Herbal Life Healthy Meal
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water
  • Ice Cubes
 Put all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into a glass. Enjoy!!


Udderly Smooth Giveaway! Enter to Win a Basket FULL of Udderly Smooth Products!

A few days ago I shared a DIY beauty Treatment using Udderly Smooth, a family owned, American Made product that is great for your skin? Today I am excited to share a few posts from members of the Udderly Smooth Crew and give you a chance to win a basket of Udderly Smooth goodies to try out yourself!

Woman of Many Roles made a DIY Lip Gloss that is ...destined to give you Udderly Smooth lips!

Pickles n Peppers made a DIY Spray Lotion that is great for a spritz of moisturization where ever you need it!

A Sampling Bee made a Homemade Shaving Cream that is going to make your legs Udderly Smooth!

Mom Knows Best has the key to waking up your face and body with a rejuvenating scrub to leave you a moisturized and smooth as can be!

Mama Dews Reviews made a few masks that are going to make your feel like you have had a luxury spa day!

All the Small Things has the recipe for handmade gifts and a way to indulge your senses in an Udderly Smooth way!

Do your hands need a little TLC and pampering? Don't miss this way to treat yourself to a spa-like treatment at home from A Glimpse of Our Life.

Which of these tips are your favorite? You can try Udderly Smooth by easily locating it in the Walmart First Aid Department. If you have a favorite way to use Udderly Smooth we would love to hear about it!

Now here is your chance to win!

From November 12- November 22 you can enter to win a basket full of Udderly Smooth products!

This giveaway is sponsored by Udderly Smooth and is open to US residents 18 and older.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

J.S. Scott's New Book "Billionaire Unbound: The Billionaire's Obsession- Chloe"

Chloe Colter is finally able to fulfill her dream of getting married after over a decade of school to become an equine vet. But her dreams of a perfect life are shattered when her fiancé becomes abusive, forcing her to finally break away from a destructive relationship.
Life has always been simple for Gabe Walker…until the moment he kisses Chloe Colter at a New Year’s Eve party. He wants her, and he’s used to getting what he wants. Can he convince Chloe to accept a job at his horse ranch so he can see her every day and slowly watch her passion emerge as she learns to trust a man again?

The fire between Gabe and Chloe burns hot, but can Chloe finally let go of her horrifying life before Gabe and give him a chance?, Is she strong enough to reach out and take a man who wants her, doesn’t want to change her, and who cares about her exactly as she is? or will the emotional turmoil of how Gabe makes her feel make it even harder for her to heal, and force her to walk away?

Not intended for readers under 18 years of age.

Purchase Links 
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Google Play

J.S. Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy romance. She's an avid reader of all types of books and literature. Writing what she loves to read, J.S. Scott writes both contemporary steamy romance stories and paranormal romance erotics. They almost always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she just can't seem to write them any other way! 

Monday, November 9, 2015

WaterWipes- The World's Purest Baby Wipe Review

*This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you WaterWipes. WaterWipes are the World's Purest Baby Wipes. Read my review below to find out more information.

Clean your babies sensitive bottom with WaterWipes! WaterWipes, a premium European  brand,  have been carefully designed to be gentle on babies sensitive skin. WaterWipes are 99.9% water. The 0.1% is grapefruit seed extract. (Grapefruit seed extract is one of natures anti-microbial agents.) That is it!  The wipes do not contain any harsh chemicals and they are ultra-mild. Which is good because you will not have to worry about your baby getting a bad diaper rash or any other skin condition. The wipes are safe to use from birth and so on. They are hypoallergenic, free from preservatives and they significantly reduce the risk of allergic reaction on the skin.
The wipes do not contain any preservatives. Which means, a container of WaterWipes should be used up within a month. A package of wipes will hold up for 15 months if unopened. WaterWipes are not interfolded. This allows for the sterile environment within the package to be maintained. For the same reason, it is recommend that you do not relocate the wipes to an alternate container.
WaterWipes are the world's only chemical free baby wipe! As we all know, a babies skin is so delicate and tender. Having trouble with diaper rashes?  Switch to WaterWipes! Your baby will thank you :)

My Thoughts

Shopping at Giant is always a pleasant experience. I called the location nearest to me to see if they had WaterWipes in stock before I went. The woman that I spoke to was very helpful. She went to check to see if Giant carried the wipes and to see if they were in stock. Arriving at the store, I knew exactly where the bay aisle was because I shop at this location frequently. The wipes were easy to find on the shelf. Available at this location were the 60 count packs as well as packs of 240 wipes. The wipes were well stocked.
I am in love with these wipes! They are super soft. I used them to wipe my hands to test how they felt on my skin. The wipes are gentle. Not scratchy at all. I noticed that the water left on my skin after wiping dried quickly. WaterWipes did not leave my hand feeling greasy. They left my hands feeling clean and moisturized. They cleaned my babies bottom well. I have noticed no redness on my babies bottom after wiping it with WaterWipes. No irritation occurred. I am a huge fan of Waterwipes and I will NOT buy any other brand of wipe again! :) I recommend these wipes! I believe that they should be in every hospital in the U.S. Having WaterWipes available, instead of pieces of cloth that you have to wet yourself, would be so much more convenient for new moms.

The wipes are $4.00 for a pack of 60. They are well worth the money!
Do you know how many different chemicals that are in your babies baby wipes?? They are available for purchase online at Amazon, As well as in store at Giant, Target, Walgreens. Just to name a few :) Visit Waterwipes store locator to find them in a store near you.

 My diaper bag essentials! WaterWipes, front and center :)
Sunday, November 8, 2015

Seal's New CD "7" Review

Happy Sunday :) Today, I share with you Seal's new album, 7! Seal is a Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum singer and songwriter. This is his seventh full length album and it is great. The album's number one concern is the emotion we are all surrounded by- LOVE. To produce this album, Seal reunited with longtime collaborator producer Trevor Horn. Together they created an awesome album
1- Daylight Saving
2- Every Time I'm With You
3- Life on the Dancefloor
4- Padded Cell
5- Do You Ever
6- The Big Love Has Died
7- Redzone Killer
8- Monascow
9- Half A Heart
10- Let Yourself
11- Love
Please enjoy the music video for "Every Time I'm With You" below.

My Thoughts
This is a great album.  Seal's voice is nice and calming. songs I like- Every Time I'm With You and Do You Ever. These two songs are easy to sing a long with. The lyrics immediately grab your attention. I found myself putting this album on repeat. His new album was released on November 6, 2015 and is available for download today :)
Official Seal website:
I received a copy of Seal's new CD, 7, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Nu Skin Face Lift Powder and Activator Review


It's Friday! Yay! Today, I share with you two awesome products from Nu Skin. Here is Nu Skin's Face Lift Powder and Face Lift Activator. Designed to give you a noticeable face lift in thirty minutes!
Face Lift Powder and Face Lift Activator work quickly to tighten and tone your face and neck. Giving you a youthful appearance. The formula helps reduce fine lines an wrinkles. Results are temporary. 100% fragrance free and it's safety, allergy and dermatologist tested.
Ingredients in Face Lift
Albumen, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aloe BarbadensisLeaf Juice, Silica, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Allantoin,Panthenol, Methylparaben.
Ingredients in Activator
Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract, Allantoin, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, RNA, Benzalkonium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol.
Wash face and neck using your favorite cleanser. Mix one teaspoon Face Lift Powder with one teaspoon Face Lift Activator. Mix until you have the consistency of a thin lotion. Apply to face in an upward-outward motion with fingers or brush on, in a light, even coat. Leave on for 30 minutes. To remove, wipe away with a damp cloth, them thoroughly rinse your face and neck with warm water. Use once every three to five days.
My Thoughts

These two products mixed together are genius! Mixing them was easy and from the second I started applying the mixture, I could feel the mixture drying an then start to tighten. It made my face feel like it was super dry. After about 30 minutes, I couldn't take the tightness anymore so I removed the mask. It was hard to get off and I found myself going back into the bathroom to re-rinse my face. I did this 3-4 times before the mixture was all the way off. But, I have to admit, I had two kiddos running around so it was hard for me to really take my time and get it all off in one shot.

My face was soft and noticeably tighter after using the mask. My face stayed soft and tight for most of the day. I really liked how it diminished the look of my double chin. I am glad that the mask does not have a scent to it. I would pick this over botox any day! And, it's A LOT cheaper!

Before & After
Link for more information HERE.

I received these products in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!

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