Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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I had the opportunity to review and test Matcha Green Tea Powder by Kiss Me Organics, which provides all day energy, boosts metabolism, increases focus, improves skin health and contains 137 times the antioxidants of brewed green tea. Before trying this product, I have never heard of matcha. Organic matcha is the ancient secret to beauty, health and longevity.

I received the convenient pack of green tea powder along with the free online recipe book using organic matcha in various recipes including beverages, everyday breakfast meals and also (my favorite) desserts.

I first tried the green tea powder in a beverage called Matcha Orange Cocktail, since I had all the ingredients to make this yummy drink. It was very easy to make and tasted good too. I think what helps is the sweetness from the orange juice and little bit of sugar. Here’s the recipe if you would like to try it too!

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BENEFITS OF ORGANIC MATCHA?

ALL DAY ENERGY WITH INCREASED FOCUS
Matcha provides 4 to 6 hours of mild steady energy as it acts as both a stimulant and a relaxant. This is ideal for focusing on whatever the day throws your way.

METABOLISM BOOST
Consuming matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis (the body’s own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expediture.

IMPROVED SKIN HEALTH
​Scientists have discovered that Matcha Green Tea helps protect the skin from harmful UVrays, while improving blood flow and oxygen levels lifting the overall quality of the skin.

137x THE ANTIOXIDANTS OF BREWED GREEN TEA
Antioxidants are essential as you age to boost your body’s natural defenses against oxidation. Researchers have found that a high level of dietary antioxidants can prevent many age-related diseases.

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FAVORITE RECIPES:

With every purchase of Organic Matcha – Green Tea Powder, Kiss Me Organics will send you a FREE ebook with 50 recipes to try. You can try in almost anything but I am excited to make cupcakes this weekend using the green tea powder. They even include recipes for frosting, brownies, cheesecake, truffles and even mousse. The green colored cupcakes would be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or even a summertime play on watermelon cupcakes where you use light pink frosting and mini chocolate chips!

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So if you cannot wait to try Kiss Me Organics Orgnaic Match – Green Tea Powder, then you do not have to wait any longer. You can purchase it on their Amazon store by clicking here! Kiss Me Organics has the green tea powder on sale now plus FREE shipping on any orders over $35.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


My favorite part of being a mommy is the fun and creative treats I can make for my daughter’s holiday parties at pre-school. Sometimes I feel I go a little overboard for some holidays since she is only 3 but I get excited to make them with her now. This year I found a few ideas from Pinterest and took a little piece from each to create my own St. Patty’s Day treat bags for her party on Monday.

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This treat bag is easy to make and only takes a few dollars to make enough for your child’s class. Plus, it’s fun to make them with your little one since it’s only a few simply steps that they can help you do!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Wilton Party Cello Bags (4″x9.5″)
  • Bag of Rolos
  • Rainbow or Chevron Napkins
  • Little Debbie Shamrock Cookies
  • Header Tag (FREE Printables by She’s Kinda Crafty)
  • Stapler
  • Scissors

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Like I said before, my idea came from a few pins from my St. Patty’s Day Pinterest board I started collecting last month and I made mine a little different because of the supplies I found. All of the supplies I needed came from Walmart.

First, gather your supplies. Next, add the napkin to the inside of the bag to create a background. I chose a bright and colorful rainbow chevron napkin that fits perfectly in the 4″ wide clear cello bags.

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Next, add your cookie. The Little Debbie shortbread cookies are individually wrapped and look like green shamrocks that are perfect for this treat bag. I like the fact that they are wrapped so the cookie will not make a mess on the napkin background.

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After you add the cookie, add some Rolos so they look like “gold” at the end of the rainbow (the rainbow napkin)!

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Finally, add your treat bag header card. I simply just folded over the treat bag and stapled it to secure it to the cello bag. I found the “You’re The GOLD at the end of my RAINBOW” FREE PDF printable at She’s Kinda Crafty and put it in Photoshop to add my little touches to it. I put a rainbow behind the image plus added a special message from my daughter to her classmates. The card measures 4″ wide by 3″ tall so you can use glossy 4″x6″ photo paper to create 2 on a sheet.

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And here’s the final treat bags! So cute and very easy to put together. My daughter is so excited to hand these out to her classmates tomorrow!

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If you are looking for another easy idea for St. Patty’s Day treats only using BlowPop lollipops and some gold coins, take a look at this “Over the Rainbow” post from last year.

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Until next time, have a SWEET day! Bonnie


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I LOVE to bake and make yummy goodies! I guess you could have figured that one out by my blog and business… but I’m excited to review Castle Rock Essential Products’ Simply Essentials silicone baking mat and commercial baking sheet. You don’t understand how nice it is to get a NEW cookie baking sheet – it’s pretty bad when I put them on my Christmas shopping list for my family! What makes this review even better is the fact that I get to try out a silicone baking mat, too. I have used so much parchment paper the past few years and heard only good things about these silicone baking mats. For this review, I was given Simply Essentials Baking Mat and Baking Pan set.

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DETAILS ABOUT THE PRODUCTS: Non stick baking mat, cookie sheet size (16 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches x .73 mm thick) with commercial grade baking pan. Silicone baking mat, similar to a silpat baking mat. Pro mat silicone baking mat for baking, cooking, roasting, etc.

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Bake on it, freeze it, refrigerate on it and roast on it! Quit throwing away those expensive metal baking pans! Keeps your baking pan in good condition. You Do Not Need Oil, Butter, Cooking Spray or Parchment Paper to Bake with These Mats. One Year Guarantee.

Exceptional set baking mat and commercial grade baking pan by Simply Essentials Fits half size baking sheets 18 x 13 inches, BPA Safe, Easy to store, You can reuse 1000’s of times. Eliminates the need for cooking sprays, oils, butter or parchment paper, great for dieting saves calories.

Made of glass weave and food grade silicone baking mat. Easy to clean, just wipe with soap and hot water.

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So I tested the commercial grade baking pan and baking mat with my three year old daughter by making the go-to cookie, chocolate chip cookies! Yum! We made the dough and it was very easy to use the products. Simply put the silicone mat on top of the baking sheet and you’re ready to go! We added our drops of cookie dough and watched them turn into delicious cookies. The cookies came out amazing – evenly cooked and very easy to remove from the baking sheet. Plus easy cleanup! Also, as an added bonus, I received a recipe guide with 100 Calorie Snack Recipes to try next time.

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GIVEAWAY ALERT: So… our friends at Castle Rock Essential Products is very nice to offer my readers a chance to win their very own baking pan and silicone mat set. You need to enter this giveaway because everyone needs this baking set! Enter below for your chance to win! Good Luck!

WANT ONE NOW? Ok, no problem. You can order through the link below at their Amazon store. You’re in luck since they are on sale plus FREE Shipping for orders over $35. CLICK TO BUY YOUR SET

Until next time, have a SWEET day! Bonnie

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.