Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic Information & Coupon Code

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I am sharing with you some information on Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic as well as a special coupon code! I will be attending this show in Baltimore, MD on December 10,  2016 so be sure to stay tuned for my post show blog post. To learn more about Disney Live!, go to DisneyLive.com, visit them on Facebook and YouTube and follow them on Twitter @Disney Live! 

Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions when Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic visits Baltimore December 9-10, 2016 at Lyric Opera House. Tickets go on sale August 2, 2016. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help ofthe green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdins Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun. In Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic, you hold the ultimate key to unlocking your imagination.

Save $8 on tickets when you use code MOMBLOG at checkout.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Brooklyn Bean Roastery Gingerbread Man Coffee GIVEAWAY!


Enter for your chance to win a 24 Count Box of Gingerbread Man K-Cup Coffee from Brooklyn Bean Roastery!

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Giveaway starts November 26th and ends November 30th at midnight. Open to US residents, 18+ only. One prize per household, per 90-day period. One entry per person. If you are an Honorary Brooklynite, Blogger or affiliated with Two Rivers Coffee for any type of reviews, you are not eligible to enter contests. CTM is not responsible for prize fulfillment. We will follow up with the sponsor if the prize is not received within a timely manner. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email or forfeit their prize to a new winner. Void where prohibited, please see local laws for details.

Disclaimer: I am a Brooklyn Beans Honorary Brooklynite. I receive product as compensation on a continuous basis through our agreement. This post was created in conjunction with our agreement. This does not alter my opinion in any way. All opinions are my own.

Christmas Love Letters from God Book Review

Welcome to A Sampling bee! Today, I share with you a lovely book for the holiday season. Christmas Love Letters from God.  Read my review below!
Written for children ages four to eight, Christmas Love Letters from God cleverly combines both prose and poetry as the story of Jesus’ birth unfolds. The book includes seven stories, beginning with Isaiah’s prophecy and ending with the visit of the wise men. Following each story, the child will find his or her own letter from God, folded into a small envelope attached to the page. Each letter begins with a space in which to write the child’s name, so each one can be specially addressed to the child.
Written as if God is speaking, each personalized message gives the young reader a sense of wonder as they discover anew the Christmas holiday and the birth of Jesus. A very special Bible verse, entitled God’s Perfect Promise, also accompanies each story and letter as God’s personal words of love, promise, and hope.


Glenys Nellist




My Thoughts
My sons LOVE this book! The book got us into the Christmas spirit. The colorful pictures keep my boys entertained and the cute envelopes allow them to write a little letter. Kids of all ages will love this book!
I received this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!
Sunday, November 20, 2016

November Degusta Box Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you November's Degusta Box! A monthly subscription box that is FULL of yummy foods, drinks and snacks.  For only $19.99 a month, enjoy 10-15 full sized products. Delivered right to your door!

So, what's in November's Box?..

Sharwood's Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce- A mouth watering Indian Simmer Sauce that can be added to chicken. Have a delicious meal cooked in no time.

Brianna's Fine Salad Dressing- A rich creaky dressing that goes well with fresh fruit or salad. November's box contains the Poppy Seed flavor.

Ponti Galze with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena- A decorative and tasty dressing that is cooked with grape must aroma. It's made with high quality ingredients and is gluten-free. **Ponti Glaze with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena was included for November Degustabox customers who do not own a K-Cup Coffee Machine.

Oloves Basil & Garlic Healthy Olive Snack- Oloves healthy olive snacks feature natural pitted olives. Flavors include: Basil & Garlic, Lemon & Rosemary, Chili & Garlic and Chili & Oregano. They are all-natural, gluten free, non-GMO, vegan, kosher, low carb and low sodium.

Torani Coffee K-cups- Naturally flavored k-cups. Perfect for your morning  cup of coffee. **Degustabox customers who own a K-Cup Coffee Machine received one flavor of Torani Single Cup Coffee (Salted Caramel or French Vanilla).

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale- New out of Brooklyn, Bruce Cost Ginger Beer is spicy, unfiltered, and made with only 100% fresh ginger. Made with only 4 ingredients.

Chef's Cute Beef Jerky- Each Degusta Box contained one of the five flavors of Chef's Cut Jerky. Chef's Cut Real Jerky is the perfect chef-crafted snack that you can take with you wherever you go, even to places Chefs can't.

Beanitos Chips- November's box contained two different flavors: Hint of Lime & Nacho Cheese. Beanitos are a healthy snack that's made with beans. These chips are packed with fiber and protein.

Honees Honey Lemon Cough Drops- Honees Cough Drops are rated #1 for natural relief! The center of each cough-drop is filled with pure liquid honey. Cools nasal passages with essential oils of eucalyptus, peppermint and lemon. Great source of Vitamins C, B6, and B12. No artificial flavors or colors, and gluten-free. Safe for pregnant and nursing mothers.

Nib Mor Dark Chocolates- November box contained 2 flavors: Blueberry and Cherry. A delicious dark chocolate that is made with real fruit. Nib Mor's chocolate is gluten-free and non-GMO.

My Thoughts

This subscription box just keeps getting better and better. I love all of the goodies in November's box! Including the chocolate, k-cups and chips. Most of these products I have not had so I enjoyed sampling them all. I also love how this month's box contained a FREE coupon to buy more Beanitos Chips! I highly recommend. Degusta Box USA is amazing!
SUBSCRIBE today for only $19.99 a month. 

 I received a Degusta Box in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cozy Reader Club October Subscription Box Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you October's Cozy Reader Club Subscription Box! Cozy Reader Club is a monthly subscription box that delivers "me" time to your front door. Each month, you'll get a beautifully curated box with items such as: A recently release women's novel, coffee, tea or cocoa, handmade items and handmade treats. It's time to spend some quality time by yourself. Read a good book and sip your favorite hot drink!

So, What's In the Box?...

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult- A book with richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma. $28.99

CC Made Classic Artisanal Caramel Popcorn- A delicious handmade popcorn that'll go great with a cup of tea or coffee. $5

Ticket Chocolate Hot Chocolate Sticks- Enjoy 3 wonderful fall classics hot chocolate flavors including dark chocolate hazelnut, milk chocolate pumpkin spice and white chocolate spiced apple cider. $15

Jacki Bean Knit Headband- A handmade knit headband from Etsy shop Jacki Bean. Keep your ears warm while reading on a cold, snowy day! $18 use code COZY10 on Etsy.com and save 10%. Valid through 12/31/16.

Sweet Lydia's Gourmet Marshmallows- Perfect to add to the top of your hot chocolate! These yummy marshmallows are made from scratch! $7

Zeke's Safari Bookmark- A handmade autumn leaves bookmark with crystal beads and a pumpkin charm. $12.95 Shop Zeke's Safari on Etsy.com. Save 20% off your order with code CozyReader20.

My Thoughts

I LOVE Cozy Reader Club's subscription box! When I opened it up, I couldn't wait to get into my pajamas, make a hot cup of cocoa and start a new book. The box contained every item I needed in order to get some "me" time and do just that! I am amazed by all of the awesome products in this box! The hot chocolates are so delicious. I love how they're on sticks! Makes it easy to make. This stick acts like a spoon. I needed a new bookmark and I am loving this one from Zeke's Safari because fall is my favorite season. Sweet Lydia's Marshmallows are so fluffy! I never had a pumpkin spice flavored marshmallow before. These are REALLY good! The cozy headband fits over my head perfectly and makes my ears super warm. I'm looking forward to wearing it when it get a little colder. CC Made Caramel corn is delish! As I was taking photos, I almost ate the whole bag! Very good popcorn. This is my first time reading a Jodi Picoult book. I must say, I am loving this book of hers! I look forward to reading the rest of it while we travel next week. All-in-all, Cozy Reader Club is one of the best subscription boxes. The products are all fantastic and I love the opportunity to start a new book.

I received a Cozy Reader Club Subscription Box in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!

SUBSCRIBE || $64.95/monthly
Monday, November 14, 2016

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Coupon Code!


Experience North America's most popular dinner attraction. See our electrifying show featuring heroic knights on magnificent horses displaying the astounding athletic feats and thrilling swordplay that have become hallmarks of this unique entertainment experience. Enjoy a "hands-on" feast as the dynamic performance unfolds before you. A sweeping musical score and brilliant lights provide a fabulous backdrop for this spellbinding experience that blurs the boundary between fairy tale and spectacle!

SAVE up to $25 OFF Adults and up to $9 OFF children (12 and under) at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Adults Just $36.95 and Children Just $29.95. Use Promo Code MT3629 at http://www.medievaltimes.com/plan-your-trip/special-offers/us-family-guide-blogger-coupon-mt3629.html  Offer Expires: 2/28/2017

I am super excited to be attending a Medieval Times event next month in Baltimore, MD as a part of the US Family Guide! Please stay tuned to my blog because I will be posting about our experience!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Scent Bird Perfume Subscription Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Scent Bird! Scent Bird is a monthly perfume subscription that allows you to try a new perfume for 30 days. Each month, you'll get a 30 day supply of any designer perfume of your choice. For only $14.95! Scent Bird has perfumes as well as colognes. Select from a collection of 450+ designer and niche fragrances.

Each month, you'll be sent a generous amount of fragrance. The travel-friendly container can hold 0.27oz/8ml. Your first order comes with a free refillable case. Choose from hundred of different scents. Brands include: Burberry, Clinique, Coach, Donna Karan, Prada, Tom Ford, Valentino, etc. Scent Bird offers a Perfume of the Month, too!

My Thoughts

For my first month of Scent Bird, I chose one of my favorite perfumes- Ralph by Ralph Lauren. I love this idea because it allows us to try new scents each month. At a reasonable price, too. I love the sleek design of the container. It can easily fit into my makeup bag or purse. The container lasted me 30 days and I cannot wait to choose a new scent next month! A Scent Bird subscription makes a great gift!

I received Scent Bird in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!

SUBSCRIBE || $14.95/month
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Laughing Giraffe Organics Snakaroons Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Laughing Giraffe Organics Snakaroons.
Snakaroons are a healthy coconut snack that are good for you. Laughing Giraffe Organics uses only the finest ingredients when making their products. Their products are nutrient dense and are minimally processed. Laughing Giraffe Organics other great products available besides their Snakaroons. Snakarola, Fruits, Nuts and Seeds are also available for purchase. I was able to try Laughing Giraffe Organics Snakaroons in Matcha and Coffee Bean. So yummy!

Snakaroons are organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, raw and vegan. They do not contain any yucky ingredients. Every ingredient is raw- meaning in their natural state, unaltered and whole. 
Matcha Snakaroons are made with finest ceremonial grade Matcha. These Snakaroons have a smooth, sweet green tea flavor that's delicious!

Coffee Bean Snakaroons are infused with coffee and the crunch of chocolate covered espresso beans. These Snakaroons are sweetened with brown rice syrup which gives them a subtle caramel taste.

My Thoughts

Snakaroons are the BEST! A pure coconut treat that is flavored with two of my favorite flavors. I am a huge Matcha, coffee and coconut fan. So, having Matcha and coconut as well as coffee and coconut combined into a little bite sized dessert is perfect! They're healthy for my family and they love them! Snakaroons are great for breakfast, as a snack or as a dessert. The coconut in the Snakaroons is tender and moist. I couldn't put the bags down!

Snakaroons come in a lot of yummy flavors. Flavors include Aztec Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Pumpkin Spice, Vanilla, Banana, Goji Maca and Lemon. I highly recommend Snakaroons!

I received Snakaroons in exchanged for a blog review. All opinions are my own. Always!
SHOP || $7.99/bag
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

CrateChef Curated by Chef Jason Dady Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I am sharing with you another awesome CrateChef Subscription Box! This awesome, bi-monthly subscription box allows you to nourish your inner chef! When you subscribe to CrateChef, you'll receive a box full of top-name chef curated favorites! Boxes may include a selection of local artisan food products, useful kitchen items, selected recipes and a letter from the chef. Recipients will be delighted to discover new chef-selected food and other products, delivered right to their door. This CrateChef box was curated by Chef Jason Dady. Chef Dady is the owner of 7 successful restaurants and was voted Best Local Chef in San Antonio in 2013. His selection of goodies is amazing. Look what's inside below!

So, what's in Chef Jason Dady's box?..

Kewpie Mayonnaise- A Mayonnaise that's made entirely with egg yolks and a unique blend of vinegars. It contains no high fructose corn syrup. This mayonnaise is perfect for sandwiches, potato salad or as a veggie dip.

Premium Microplane Zester/Grater- This new version has a soft-touch handle and non-scratch end tabs grates even the hardest Parmesan Reggiano into fine lacy wisps. An effortless citrus zester that should be found in every kitchen.

Susie's Southern Forty Texas Trash Mix- The ultimate party snack. This snack is loaded with cereals, pretzels, fancy pecans and drenched in vanilla coating and then dusted with powdered sugar. YUM!

Cuisine Perel Blood Orange Vinegar- Intensify any dressing with this yummy vinegar. Also great for adding awesome flavor to your marinades or sauces. Pour this vinegar over fresh fruit or add a little extra flavor to your wild rice.

Gochujang Red Pepper Paste- A popular savory and spicy Korean condiment. It's made from red chili, glutinous rice, fermented soy beans and salt. Dip your favorite veggies in the red pepper paste or add flavor to a marinade.

Kuhn Rikon Swiss Peeler- This ultra-sharp peeler helps your peel your fruits and veggies with ease. It's ergonomic design is designed for both right or left-handed people. It also offers a convenient potato eye remover.

Marcona Almonds- Spain's most prized possession in the form of a smooth, tan almond. These are know as the "Queen of Almonds". They are sweet and softer than most almonds. The almonds are peeled, fried in sunflower oil and salted to highlight the almond flavor.

My Thoughts

Another awesome box from Cratechef! I love getting this subscription box because it's such a nice surprise to open it up and not know what's inside. I also love the fact that I get to try new foods and products. Ever item in Chef Dady's box are items that I have not tried or heard of. He picked a lot of awesome products for his chef curated box. I would love to have the privilege of eating at one of his restaurants someday.

I am loving every product in this box. The peeler is amazing. The zester is amazing. Susie's Texas Trash and the almonds are everyone's favorite in my house. Delicious! I look forward to trying the Red Pepper Paste as well as the mayonnaise. Oh, and the vinegar is the best over a nice, cold salad!

I received a CrateChef Subscription Box in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!

SUBSCRIBE || $45/monthly + $6 shipping

Monday, November 7, 2016

Dinner Thyme Meal Delivery Service Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Dinner Thyme. A meal delivery service that is different from all of the others. Dinner Thyme offers their customers individual servings. So, if it's only you, you can order only one serving. Also, Dinner Thyme does ALL of the hard work for you. They cut, chop, slice and dice all of the ingredients. All you need to do is cook! The best part? Have a home cooked meal ready for your family in under 15 minutes! I was extremely excited to try Dinner Thyme. Check out the awesome meals below!

Your Dinner Thyme meals come in a insulated pouch inside of a cardboard box. In the box, you'll find all of your ingredients, ice packs and recipe cards. Not home when your meals are delivered? No worries.. the refrigerated box will stay cold until at least 11pm.

The ingredients are all packaged in their own separate containers/bags. If you decide to order multiple meals per week, each meal's ingredients are numbered. So, you won't have the added hassle of finding which ingredients go with which meal. It's all labeled for you.

Meal #1- Chicken Pot Pie with Pastry Puff
Meal #2- Garden Squash Risotto with Toasted Pecans

Meal #3- Early Autumn Bolognese with Gnocchi

My Thoughts
Dinner Thyme is the best on so many levels. First, I love how everything is prepped and ready to be cooked. Second, all of Dinner Thyme's meals are ready in under 15 minutes. Third, the prices per meal are reasonable. And four, there is the option to buy only a single serving. The portion sizes per meal are awesome. I was able to feed my husband, myself and my two boys on a meal for 2. All of the ingredients arrived fresh and cold. The three meals we got to try were all out of this world. Our favorite was the Autumn Bolognese with Gnocchi. Each meal was easy to cook. The step by step recipe cards are written very well and easy to follow. I was able to cook each meal with only 2 pans/pots. A quick, delicious meal delivered to your door and an easy clean up? What more can a momma ask for! I highly recommend Dinner Thyme. Their meals are amazing as well as their  team!
Every week, you get to choose from 9 different meals. Choose from chicken, beef, seafood, etc. Need a sweet after dinner? Dinner Thyme also has desserts! Meals starting at $10.95 per portion. Desserts start at $1.65 per portion.
I received Dinner Thyme meals in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. Always!
For more information and to subscribe to Dinner Thyme, visit www.dinnerthyme.com. Sign up for their newsletter and they'll send you a Weekly Suggested Menu. Want to skip a week? No problem!