Monday, August 30, 2010

Crumbs Review

As you all know I have a gigantic sweet tooth, and I will never turn ANYTHING chocolate down. I rarely go a day without eating something that's chocolate.

Crumbs is a local NYC bakery which sells BEAUTIFUL cupcakes in every flavor imaginable and they are decorated so nicely too!
Here are some examples of cupcakes featured at Crumbs:

These cupcakes are large and in charge and packed full of deliciousness.

Crumbs graciously sent me a coupon for a free cupcake from the bakery. I went in and admired all of the gorgeous cupcakes and took my time in deciding. I finally settled on a cupcake called Baba Booey.





The Baba Booey was created in 2008 by Gary Dell'Abate a.k.a. Baba Booey of the Howard Stern Show. Gary absolutely loves peanut butter and chocolate, so it's only fitting that his cupcake has both! Chocolate cake filled with peanut butter frosting, topped with peanut butter and chocolate cream cheese frosting and rimmed with peanut butter chips. A portion of the proceeds from the Baba Booey cupcake is donated to Lifebeat. (taken from website)

Wow, this cupcake was seriously the best cupcake I've ever eaten. It was decorated so nicely with the half chocolate/half peanut butter frosting and had a generous circle of peanut butter chips around the border of the cupcake. It was rich, delicious, and the flavors of the chocolate and peanut butter were magical together. The inside had a melt in your mouth peanut butter frosting that was to die for. It was chocolate and peanut butter bliss! Crumbs always comes through with yumminess!





Grasshoppers.com Review

I have a mild addiction to shoes. I'd say I have close to 30-40 pairs. It's really bad! I love flip flops, boots, sandals, heels, flats, what can I say!? I need to always look my best :) My closet is on the brink of overflowing with shoes though. Oh well, what's one more pair!

Grasshoppers.com offered me the chance to review a pair of shoes from their website. This company provides comfortable shoes in a variety of styles and colors. There's something for everyone's liking.

I asked to review the Sunkissed sandals in black.


The Sunkiss is a fun and stylish wedge sandal with adjustable hook & loop closure on the sling strap for maximum adjustability and comfort. The flexible outsole with flex grooves ease the natural stepping motion. The PureFit footbed provides maximum comfort and support for an active lifestyle. (taken from website.)

Since summer is winding down, I probably won't have a chance to really wear these shoes. At least I will have a new pair for next summer! I picked these because black is such a great color that goes with so much. I'm not a huge fan of the design on the straps of the shoe. I wish it was plain black like the rest of the shoe, but what can you do? I like the cork wedge, it's very summery. The shoes fit me well and are very comfortable. The wedge gives me a little extra boost of height, since I am very short, lol. This is an added bonus. I like that the shoe is adjustable if need be, although it fit me fine with no readjusting. These will look cute with capri's, a skirt, or even a dress too.




Sunday, August 29, 2010

Rudi's Organic Bakery Review and Giveaway

Bread is something that I eat a few times a week. Whether I spread some nutella on toasted bread, have a peanut butter or grilled cheese sandwich, I use it a lot for lunches. It's easy, quick, and filling.

Rudi's motto:
The best things in life are free. Free from (anything bad like) synthetic ingredients, chemical pesticides and fertilizers. When we say organic, we mean it. Our products are USDA Certified Organic, which tells you that at least 95% of our ingredients are organic. This is good for you, your family and the environment.

I was sent four delicious loaves of these fabulous breads. I received Cinnamon Raisin, Rocky Mountain Sourdough, Honey Sweet Wholewheat, and Spelt Ancient Grain.

Cinnamon Raisin:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, whatever the occasion, make it a treat with a slice of cinnamon raisin. The organic plump raisins and savory sunflower seeds will please your taste buds while maintaining a healthy conscience. (Taken from website.)

This bread was my absolute FAVORITE. It's the best cinnamon raisin bread I've ever had in my life. The cinnamon was very distinct and sweet, while the raisins complimented it pefectly. I've already had quite a few slices of this bread! :) It's perfect toasted with light butter too.

Rocky Mountain Sourdough Bread:

It takes just the right touch of sour to bring a smile to your face. One of our most popular breads, Rocky Mountain Sourdough brings out the delight of your favorite sandwich ingredients. (Taken from website).

This bread is perfect for heavier sandwiches. The bread is dense, but has a nice amount of chewiness to it. It has a very clean taste too. It'd be great for a turkey and cheese sandwich, or even a chicken sandwich too.

Honey Sweet Whole Wheat:

A drop of golden goodness makes wheat a treat. It’s the perfect topper and bottomer of your family’s beloved sandwiches. Sweetened with organic honey and a dash of sunshine. (Taken from website.)

The delicious aroma of honey is very prominent in this bread. You can smell it before you even open the bag. It's a sweet, comforting smell. I love anything whole wheat, so the honey went really nicely with this bread.

Spelt Ancient Grain:

Think of it as having a spelt personality. The combination of spelt with by sesame, sunflower and flax seeds, makes it one of our most wholesome breads but it’s still plenty nutty. You’ll enjoy it toasted or just idly hugging your favorite sandwich. (Taken fron website.)

The spelt ancient grain is definately an acquired taste. I don't like sunflower or flax seeds, so it is not for me. I can still appreciate it though.

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New England Coffee Company Review

I'm not a big coffee drinker, but my boyfriend is. He likes to try different flavored coffees and experiment with regular coffee by adding cinnamon, hazelnut, etc. I figured this flavored coffee company would be right up his alley!

New England Coffee.com is a company that dates back to 1916 from a family of coffee roasters. New England Coffee strives to provide its customers with the freshest, most delicious coffee.

I was sent three decaf flavors to review. I received French Vanilla, Hazelnut Creme, and Breakfast Blend. The aroma of the coffee is noticable through the sealed bag! Your kitchen will be quickly filled with the delicious scents of flavored coffee, how can anyone not like this? The pictures represent the coffee so well and are visually pleasing to the eye.

The decaffeinated coffees are 97% caffeine-free with all the great taste of regular coffee. In order to remove the caffeine from the beans, we use a direct solvent method. (Taken from website.)

French Vanilla:


A New England Coffee favorite, our signature blend of Colombian, Brazilian and Central American decaffeinated coffees is mixed with smooth and sweet French Vanilla to delight all flavor lovers. The buttery and rich aroma will fill your home, calm your senses and comfort your household. This classic coffee flavor is perfect for morning and evening indulgences; French Vanilla Decaf coffee should be enjoyed whenever you have time to stop, relax and savor your coffee moment. (Taken from website)

The French Vanilla was my boyfriend's favorite. He said the flavors were strong and prominent and utterly delicious. He was surprised that with such a big taste, the coffee was decaf.

Breakfast Blend:


This popular decaffeinated blend uses Arabica beans from Central and South America. The beans are then medium-roasted to create a hearty yet smooth coffee. Decaf Breakfast Blend coffee is ideal for those seeking a delicious balance in their coffee. It’s perfect for any time of day and will neither overpower nor underwhelm your palate. New England Breakfast Blend Decaf is your ideal coffee standby. (Taken from website)

This coffee is perfect for first thing in the morning. Even though it's decaf, my boyfriend says the flavors are strong enough to give you that morning kick you need to start your day. The flavor is rich and smooth.

Hazelnut Creme:


With a taste of nuts and cream, this light, roasted selection makes this a flavorful decaffeinated coffee. This unique quality allows the coffee to be consumed as a breakfast coffee, middle of the day treat, or with your after-dinner dessert. Our gourmet South and Central American decaffeinated coffee beans are prepared by our roastmasters in a time-honored process that has been honed for over four generations. It’s the only way we know how to make sure you always enjoy one of your favorite flavors, cup after cup. (Taken from website.)

This flavor was light, yet satisfying. My boyfriend liked how versatile this coffee was and how it can be consumed at any time of day. It has a very strong, distinct flavor and certainly packs a great taste.

These coffees are a great addition to anyone's coffee palate. They offer delicious, strong flavors which add some zing to your otherwise every day to day life.




Carousel Cakes Review

This cake was the highlight of my Friday. I picked it out on the website and feverishly anticipated its arrival, and once it was here I had big plans for it. The plans involved it having a new home in my stomach!

CarouselCakes.com is a website which specializes in gorgeous cakes that range from chocolate, cheesecakes, Red Velvet Cakes, (which Oprah Winfrey is a huge fan of CC's Red Velvet!),pies and more! It's basically the mecca for anyone's sweet tooth.

I asked to review the Chocolate Outrage. This cake is AMAZING.
Get ready to drool....






While you wipe the drool from your keyboard, let's talk about the chocolatey goodness.
I've never seen a cake as beautiful and amazing as this one. It's like it was created especially for me!! :)

The cake has three layers of moist chocolate cake filled with creamy chocolate fudge, topped off with an outrageous old fashion chocolate icing, surrounded with sweet chocolate chips!

The cake was excellent. It was moist and so flavorful and melt in your mouth DEEEElicious. I really loved the wall of chocolate chips around the entire cake. I can't say enough about how fabulous this cake tasted. This would make an excellent housewarming present, a great birthday cake, or just a delicious treat for any occasion! The cake came packed in dry ice and was packaged extremely well and carefully. Carousel Cakes truly ensures that your cake will come to you in perfect condition. I think I hear the cake calling my name right now..... :)



Thursday, August 26, 2010

Downtown Cookie Company Review

There's nothing I love more than chocolate. I would eat chocolate 50 times a day if the evidence didn't later show up on the scale. I can't get enough of chocolate though!

Downtown Cookie Company, a local NYC bakery was established in 2008 by Dan Guerrera. Guerrera tried to replicate the cookies his mother made when he was a child, and couldn't find anything similiar anywhere. He started experimenting in the kitchen and finally found the recipe that tasted right to him. His cookies are baked from scratch without any preservatives or additives. They contain nuts, gluten and dairy because he uses butter, sugar, flour, peanut butter, chocolate and other natural ingredients."

Downtown Cookie company has 7 mouth-watering flavors consisting of:
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Raisin
Ginger
Peanut Butter
Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Chocolate Chip
Jane Street Jam

I requested Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, and Peanut Butter for review. They showed up at my door about 45 minutes ago. When I opened the door and saw the messenger holding my scrumptious bag of cookies, I wanted to grab the bag from him, slam the door in his face, and eat all of the cookies at once. I kept calm though because obviously I have more tact than that :)




I had a bite of each cookie. The cookies are melt in your mouth delicious. They are dense and thick, but also soft and fluffy, just like how a cookie should be. They are packed full of flavor and you can really taste the distinct flavor of the oatmeal, the chocolate, the raisins, and the peanut butter in each cookie. My favorite had to be the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. Oatmeal and chocolate go together so well, they are a perfect combination. There was an equal amount of oatmeal to luscious chocolate. It's going to be hard to control myself from not eating all of these cookies :) I'll be sad when they are gone though!



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Miche Bag Review

If you're like me, you have 400 bags and you really only use one or two of them on a regular basis. BUT you need the brown one that you can't find to go with this outfit, the black one that's buried in your closet to go with this dress, blah blah blah, you get the idea.

Miche has come to save the day and help you to stop from becoming a future purse hoarder.

What is Miche?
The Miche Bag presents a new line of designer hand bags like you never seen before! It's chic, fun, stylish and it's all the same bag. With the Miche Bag you can change the look of your handbag by simply changing the shell! Forget all the time and hassle of transfering your things from one bag to another with the Miche Bag you can have a new look in 3 seconds or less! (taken from website)

Miche has 3 different styles, the classic (which I reviewed), a big, and the mini.

How does it work?


I think this is a very unique and fun product. Never again will you have to empty out the contents of your entire purse when you want to switch bags. There are so many different covers that you can accessorize with your Miche bag, it's like having 100 bags in one! It will save you a lot of money too!

I was sent the "Jayne" bag. Here's a picture of the regular purse without the cover.


Here's what it looks like with the cover I was sent.


The cover is very easy to put on. There's a magnet inside the cover which adheres to the purse. It stays on nice and tight. The bag is a little small for me, I don't usually use something this little. The inside has two compartments on one wall of the purse, and the other side has a zippered pocket. The compartments are perfect for holding lipgloss, your phone, money, etc.



I really like that you can customize the purse with your style and taste. Like leopard? How about just a plain blue cover? They have you covered with both of those. You'll never spend money on a purse you barely use again! With Miche, you're guaranteed to use every "purse" you have :)


Popchips Review

I've known about Popchips for a year and a half now. They are delicious, a healthy
alternative to other regular potato chips, and are guilt free! I even won a Popchips Facebook contest last year where they sent me a case. It was Popchips heaven :)

Who exactly is Popchips?
Our all-natural pledge: no fake colors, no fake flavors, no preservatives, no fluorescent orange fingertips, and no wiping your greasy chip hand on your jeans. No, really. We only use ingredients you can feel good about eating. And we leave out the bad stuff, like hydrogenated oils and msg, that give snacking a bad name. Because popchips™ brand chips have no preservatives, make sure to get a good chip clip after opening the bag to keep our popped chips fresh. Or better yet, just eat them all at once. (taken from website)

Popchips are a brand of chips which you can feel good about eating. You know you are putting an all natural product into your body which doesn't have a weird, cardboard like taste like some healthier products have.

I was sent a case of Popchips, with 6 bags of different flavors.

Let's dive in, shall we?


I know you're wondering what's inside the box.
Wonder no more!!


Ahhh, look at all the yumminess. I was sent original, barbeque, sour cream and onion, cheddar potato, salt and vinegar, and sea salt and vinegar. Popchips was also nice enough to send me a chip clip and a booklet with $1 off coupons, buy one get one free, and even 2 free product coupons for Popchips!! :)

My two favorites are cheddar potato and sour cream and onion. I see on the website that they have a flavor called parmesean and garlic. That sounds delicious!! I hadn't heard of it before. The chips are light and airy and don't leave any greasy residue on your fingers at all. The chips have a satisfying crunch and the flavors are true and prominent. 1 whole bag has 100 calories in it which won't ruin your diet. These small bags are perfect for lunch on the go, traveling, or even a snack at the office. With Popchips in hand, you'll never go wrong :)




Sticky J Review and Giveaway

I love jewelry. You never see me without earrings, and rings on. Sometimes a bracelet or necklace, but I do not ever leave my house without earrings or rings on. Jewelry is so fun, there are so many different styles that it comes in, it's so easy to match it to your personality and taste.

StickyJ.com offers beautiful engravable necklaces and bracelets in many styles and colors. Whether you want a leather bracelet, charm bracelet, silver or gold bracelet, they have you covered. This is a great website because you can customize the bracelet or necklace to yourself with an engraved message, or to a loved one with a special note for them.

I chose to review the beautiful White Pearl and Sterling Silver Bracelet with Charm.


I think this bracelet is gorgeous. It came packaged in a nice red pouch. It's simple and classy. It's not overly flashy either. I love the colors together on this piece of jewelry. Perfect for day or night. I like that it has a hanging charm on it too. StickyJ has a list of engravable items that you can put on your jewelry (sports symbols, quotes, pictures, etc.) Before I looked at the list, I had no idea what I wanted engraved on the bracelet. I looked at the page and saw the Chinese symbol for peace and harmony. I really liked this and thought it was inspirational, and this is what I had engraved. The engravement came out very clear and detailed. I love it :)



The bracelet is not heavy on my wrist, it fits well and I have no problem closing or opening the clasp. I will be enjoying this bracelet for a while to come :)


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Monday, August 23, 2010

Doggie Couture Shop Review

DoggieCoutureShop.com is the ultimate website for pampering and spoiling your pooch. They offer rhinestone studded collars, dog beds in the shape of sports cars, designer inspired toys, delicious (for animals!) treats, adorable clothes and so much more. It's heaven for dogs!!

I like to spoil Colby as much as I can and this website had no problem helping me do so. Colby is a big fan of furry, squeaky toys and I picked out a great one for her. The toys are so creative and cute it was difficult at first to pick out a really great one.

I finally settled on the "Chewy Vuitton" Yes, a toy inspired by the ever popular Louis Vuitton purse. It's white and furry with multi-colored symbols on the front, and on the top it says "Chewy Vuitton". It even has a furry little handle!! It's SO cute!!


This toy comes in a small and large size. Colby's a small dog, so I picked the small size for her. It's perfect for her, and she loves it! She's a diva dog who spends most of her days laying on the couch or bed, so I felt the designer inspired aspect of the toy was appropriate for her! :) She loves the squeaker and squeaks it constantly. Since the toy is white, I figure if it gets dirty I can just throw it in the wash. I can see Colby having fun with this toy for months to come! :)





Friday, August 20, 2010

Burt's Bees Review

Burt's Bees has been my favorite skincare brand hands down for many years now. I trust their quality products and I know that I'm using a 100% natural ingredient product. I don't want to use products that are full of unnatural additives and ingredients on myself. Their lotions and shampoo's smell wonderful, and their lip balms are the only balm I put on my lips.

When I had the opportunity to review some products from BB, I immediately said yes and was so excited!
I was sent two lip balms, (Mango Butter and Acai Berry), Naturally Ageless Line Diminishing Day Lotion, and a Lemon Poppyseed Facial Cleanser.



When I first saw the lipbalms, I was excited because I didn't realize these two new scents were out. I have been using the normal original and pomegranate lip balms for years, so to have the opportunity to try some new flavors is nice.

About the lip balms:
They are both soothing, hydrating, and reviving for your lips. I use these in the winter and they help soothe my chapped lips almost instantly! The lipbalms go on smooth, they don't leave an artifical, heavy feeling on your lips either. They both smell really good too. The dark acai berry is great for giving your lips some color too when you don't want to wear lipstick or lipgloss. On the tube of the acai balm it says "Acai berries contain high amounts of essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and Omega 9." So just by putting this on your lips you are doing something healthy for yourself!

Acai Lip Balm:
Leave lips feeling renewed, moisturized and healthy with this 100% natural lip balm. Superfruit, açaí berry, provides free radical fighting antioxidants and vitamins A, C, D and E, as well as healthy Omega oils, giving your lips a rejuvenating experience with a rich, sweet flavor. We call that one super balm! (taken from website)

Mango Butter Lip Balm:
Hydrate and soften lips naturally with this nourishing 100% natural lip balm. Specially formulated with mango butter, this replenishing balm soothes, moisturizes and protects to reveal smooth, healthy lips. Lips will love its lush, fruity flavor and the soft, moisturized feeling it leaves behind. (taken from website)

I really like that the facial cleanser is in a glass jar, it has that old vintagey feel to it.
Cleanse and exfoliate in one step! Lemon oil and yucca extract naturally remove makeup and inpurities while poppy seeds gently exfoliate delicate facial skin. It’s rich in moisturizing botanical oils and vitamins that leave your skin refreshed and revived. (taken from website)

This cleanser smells delicious! It smells good enough to eat, but I don't think that would be such a good idea. I used it already once today and it made my skin feel really clean and moisturized. It goes on heavy, but washes away very easily.

Obviously I am still young enough where I don't need a product that helps diminish lines and wrinkles on one's face, but I am sure it works well.

I'm supplied with Burt's Bees products for a while now, which makes me really happy.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cheerwine

Looking for my blog readers in the south to hook me up!

I'm looking for some Cheerwine. I don't care if it's a single bottle, or a few small cans, or a 6 pack of bottles or cans. Just send me the cheerwine! I'll pay you!

Leave a comment here if you're interested.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

MyBlogSpark: Pillsbury Sweet Moments Review and Giveaway

One thing that I cannot get enough of is CHOCOLATE. I like chocolate cookies, cakes, brownies, basically anything that is chocolate I love. I'm not a big fan of white chocolate though.

When I had the chance to review Sweet Moments, the newest dessert created by Pillsbury, I jumped at it. I've seen the yummy treats in the supermarket and I had been wanting to try them.

I was sent a VIP coupon to try the Sweet Moments, chocolate bath salts, and three small bottles of chocolate scented shower gel, lotion, and a foot scrub. A bath pouf accompanied it all. Everything came packaged very nicely in cute small boxes. Wow, this is like chocolate heaven for me! (The product, prize pack, information and additional prize pack to give away were all provided by Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark)



I went to the supermarket today and opted for the molten lava brownie bowls instead of the bite size brownies.

The package came with two small individually wrapped brownie bowls. They looked great! I popped one in the microwave and waited anxiously as the seconds ticked down to enjoy the chocolatey goodness. I noticed that some parts of the brownie were not as hot as others. One bite would be warm, and then the next would be burning hot. The brownie claims to be "molten lava" but no chocolate spilled out of it when I put my fork in. The brownie was fudgy, but not molten by any means. I liked the drizzle of caramel that was over the top. It was great paired with the chocolate. How can you go wrong with chocolate and caramel? :) One whole bowl itself is 360 calories. This is not for the dieting folks, but the portion is enough to satisty your sweet tooth. The brownie doesn't have as much calories as a piece of pie or cake, so you're saving calories in that aspect. I thought the brownie was delicious overall though. I had my boyfriend take a bite of the brownie, and he said it is truly a sweet moment! He loved it.

The chocolate cosmetics they sent me were nice too. They smelled good enough to eat!

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Conair You Curl Curling Iron Review

I've been needing a new curling iron for a while. The one I have now is about 3 or 4 years old and doesn't work as well as it should. I love to curl my hair for just about any occasion.

When I had the chance to review Conair's new curling iron, I was excited.

Information about the product:
You Curl. New shape. No clip. The Infiniti by Conair You Curl lets you achieve smooth, frizz-free curls without a visit to the salon. This curling iron has a unique clamp-free conical barrel that makes it easier than ever to create beautiful, natural curls. It also features tourmaline ceramic technology and even heat distribution for professional, shiny, static-free results. Plus, You Curl's 30-second instant heat feature, four heat settings, and LED indicators ensure you'll get flawless, kink-free curls every time you use it.




I have to be honest at first and let you know that I didn't realize that the curling iron had no clamp to hold your hair down with. I'm used to this and I was intimidated. I thought how am I supposed to wrap my hair around the barrel without burning myself? Well, I was right. I did burn myself once or twice before I got the hang of it. All you do is wrap your hair around the barrel, wait a few seconds and let go. I think the no clamp design is unique, but not entirely practical. It's hard to curl the back of your hair and I think you would need a curling iron with a clamp to do that. I do like the design of the iron though, it's a pretty red color and is very sleek looking. It does heat up almost instantly too. It's good for those busy mornings where you want to do your hair but are in a rush.

It takes practice when using this for the first few times. It sounds weird, but it's true. I can guarantee that you will burn yourself if you are not careful. I am slowly getting the hang of it. The curls do come out pretty. They are not very tight Shirly Temple esque curls, but more flowy wavy kind of curls, they look nice though. I do like that the curling iron has four heat settings depending on the texture of your hair. I used the lowest setting because I have thin hair. Someone who had very course, thick hair that is hard to curl, would probably use the highest setting.

This curling iron will definately be replacing my old one!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

$200 could buy a lot of nice things

Coveryourhair.com is hosting a giveaway for a $200 giftcard for either Macy's, Target, Toy-R-Us, Banana, Gap, or The Children's Place.

What an awesome contest!

Macys
Target
Toys are us
Banana Republic
Gap
Children's Place

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Season's Snacks Review

I love chips. They are my weakness. I try to eat healthier chips such as baked lay's or pop chips, or even low fat chips. I've cut back on my chip intake in the recent weeks though.


Season Snacks have made my chip weakness come back, but in a good way! These chips make you feel good about snacking because they are better for you than other competitors.

About Season Snacks (taken from website)
In 1976, the founder and president of Seasons’ Enterprises, Ltd., Michael Season, moved his wife and children from Illinois to Oregon to try his hand at organic farming. From that Oregon farm, the family developed one of the largest natural foods distributorships in the U.S. When the family returned to the Midwest, Michael started what is known today as Michael Season’s brand potato chips, and the product quickly gained a loyal following. Michael realized that there was a market for healthy, additive-free foods. In 1993, he introduced what is now one of the company’s most successful products—Michael Season’s Thin & Crispy Potato Chips. These great-tasting, reduced fat chips are also popular with a growing number of consumers with allergies or dietary limitations. Michael Season’s is committed to using all-natural ingredients and providing an exceptional product at an affordable price.


Chip information:
Michael Season's captures the flavors of the Mediterranean! We start with select potatoes and add a combination of garlic, onion, oregano, rosemary & basil. Take pleasure in our all natural potato chips!

I was sent a bag of the thin and crispy mediterranean flavor to review. THEY ARE HEAVEN! The flavor is very unique, and I haven't had anything like these before. Usually I eat plain flavored chips, but sometimes sour cream and onion or nacho cheese or something. The combination of these flavors together are so delicious. I'm not a big fan of onion, but when you put all of the flavors together, the onion flavor is masked. The chips are exactly as stated and are thin and crispy. This bag of chips is all natural, 30% reduced fat, no trans fats, no artificial colors/flavors, and is the #1 natural brand in traditional thin and crispy style potato chips. All of this healthy stuff and it still tastes great!! Sometimes some healthier chips have a strange flavor because the ingredients are different, but not this brand.

Season's Snacks has more delicious flavors of chips to offer: Honey Barbeque, Lightly Salted, Salt and Pepper, and Unsalted thin and crispy. YUM!
I bet you can't just have one chip, it's impossible!

Monday, August 9, 2010

PuppyPartyPlace Review

This website is a dog's dream. Toys, treats, collars, clothes, bed's, you name it they got it, and so much more!

Puppy Party Place is a fantastic website where your dog can be pampered and spoiled to no end! They have the cutest toys too!

My dog Colby has so many toys, but I can't resist buying her more because they make her so happy! She sometimes chews the squeaker out really fast and then doesn't like the toy anymore, because it stopped squeaking, so I also buy her toys for that reason.

I was allowed to review a toy from this website and I chose the "Pupcorn." This toy is adorable and looks like a box of popcorn!
(Sorry for such a small picture)


Colby loves it! It's squeaky, and just the right size for her. I'm sure we'll be hearing lots of squeaking from her in the days and weeks to come!