“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Beech-Nut. I received a free coupon to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

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Beech-Nut has a whole new look since I used their baby foods with my oldest daughter a few years back. It is a trusted brand using wholesome ingredients perfect for babies and toddlers. I now have a 5 month old daughter that is just starting to eat solid foods and our friends at Beech-Nut were nice enough to give me a coupon to try a jar of Beech-Nut organic baby food.

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The Beech-Nut organic line is available at many stores including Babies R Us, Kroger and Wegmans retailers. I went to my local Babies R Us and I was able to easily find the Beech-Nut baby food section. You can find Beech-Nut baby food nearest you with the easy-to-use Retail Store Locator.

Beech-Nut organic is sold at the following retail stores:

Kroger, Babies “R” Us, Wegmans, Price Chopper, Wakefern, Walmart.com,  Winn-Dixie, BI-LO, Stop & Shop, Giant Carlisle, A&P, Pathmark, Albertsons, Hannaford, Raley’s, Meijer, Nugget Market, Diapers.com, Harris Teeter, Shaw’s, ACME, Shoppers Food and Cub Foods.

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I chose Stage 1: “Just Apples” which is a delicious introduction to single-ingredient solid food. Stage 1 is suitable for babies 4 months and older. The ingredients are simple: organic apples. That’s it! No other artificial ingredients, preservatives or additives. Just apples.

 

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I have to admit, I’m not Super Mom. I do not have the time to make my own baby food at home so I need help. I trust Beech-Nut since their Organic baby food line is as close to what I would make if I did have the time to make my own baby food for my daughter. Plus, the organic line features USDA-certified organic seal, an indication of GMO-free food.

My daughter has been eating rice cereals for the past few weeks and I wanted to give her a special treat of the Beech-Nut baby food. I picked Beech-Nut organic Just Apples and she loved it! I know I need to introduce veggies first but I couldn’t resist seeing her little face after trying it. It was a great experience to see her enjoy it and my oldest daughter even helped feed her, too. The texture was like applesauce and I even tried a little bit to see what it tasted like. It tasted like apples picked from an apple farm.

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Enter below for your chance to win. Hurry, giveaway ends on Wednesday, 5/20 at 12:00 AM EST.

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With a growing business, I always need to find new, creative ways to market and advertise my edible cupcake and cake toppers.  I had the great opportunity to work with StickerYou.com to create completely custom stickers with the Sweet’n Treats logo.

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The process was very easy with simple instructions to follow from start to finish. The whole process took less than 10 minutes since I already had the graphic I wanted to use for the stickers. I was able to create 2 pages of white vinyl die-cut stickers that are ideal for business logos, party favors, food jars, sports helmets, bumper stickers, mailing labels, etc.

The white vinyl stickers:

  • Come in any size, shape, and quantity
  • Sun & Water Resistant
  • Dishwasher & Microwave Safe
  • Bubble-Free
  • Glossy Finish
  • Printed in CYMK
  • 3 mil Thickness
  • Removeable

 

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Here is a screenshot of StickerYou.com’s website where I am creating my custom labels with the step-by-step instructions.

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I placed my order within minutes! I received an order confirmation via email as well as another email a little later stating that my order was ready to ship. WOW! What great service and shipping was super fast. I received the stickers in a few days in a sturdy package so they were protected during shipping and here is a photo of the end result!

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The colors are spot on to what I submitted during the ordering process and they look perfect. I am actually going to use them on a few party favors I am planning on creating soon so I’ll post an update with photos of the favors with my custom tags.

A big THANK YOU to our friends at StickerYou.com for allowing us to create beautiful and unique labels.

GIVEAWAY NEWS: Guess what! StickerYou.com is offering our readers the ability to create their own labels! WOO HOO! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win. GOOD LUCK!

 

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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.


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

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If you didn’t know, I LOVE Cupcakes! And what better review to have is from the Marshmallow Soap Company where I had the opportunity to test and review some of their great health and beauty products – including super cute “cupcake” soaps.

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I received an overflowing box of goodies from our friends at Marshmallow Soap Company and we (my daughter and I) had so much fun trying out the different lathering soaps and lotions. Some of the items I received include: Black Amber & Lavender soap, Pink Rock Candy soap, Candy Land and Cotton Candy cupcake soap, Blueberry Delight cupcake soap, Kitchen Coffee 4 pack soap, plus Avocado & Shea Butter lotion. They were very generous by upgrading some my samples to full sized items since my online shop and blog are all about cupcakes 😉

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The Marshmallow Soap Company has some pretty cute soaps that are Eco Friendly, Cruelty Free, and Vegetable Derived. They contain no paraben, phthalate and nitro musk.

{FROM THE COMPANY} Are you tired of the same old soap? Are you looking for a unique product to offer your clients, customers, or guests? Marshmallow Soap Co. has transformed soap from a necessary, if boring, product, into something that is fun as well as functional. Our floating marshmallow soaps offer the indulgence of a marshmallow without the calories! These adorable floating soaps dry after use, allowing you to enjoy them again and again.

Natural Soap is very different than a detergent based soap you purchase at a local grocery store. Natural soap is rich in natural butter and oils which need to naturally absorb into the skin and dry to feel the real softness they lend to the skin. Everybody is different so we do encourage you to allow your skin to dry completely before making an assessment on the marshmallow; once these dry your skin turns as soft as silk. It is a Truly Unique Experience!

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My favorite item out of the products are the “cupcakes”! The Cotton Candy was my daughter’s favorite. It was more than just pink fluff, it has vanilla notes mixed with hints of cherry. These are so cute to keep around the bathroom as decorations but also easy to use. An oh-so-yummy Soapy Cupcake topped with a whipped soap frosting to pamper you and your baby’s skin and leave it feeling silky soft. It’s bunches of fun, and definitely promotes more mommy tickles and tummy kisses too. And, the aroma is a temptation in itself with a fruity blend of cotton candy, lemon drops, caramel and raspberry jam on a dry down of musk’s. it’s a real Sweet Surprise! www.MarshmallowSoapCo.com to view more flavors!

Known Benefits of Glycerin/Soapy Cupcakes:
• Provides Moisture to the skin; Leaving you feeling hydrated for hours
• Glycerin Soaps creates the foundation for healthy skin
• Great for all skin types including children and sensitive skin
• Moisturized & healthy skin is known to aid in preventing wrinkles, stretch marks/tears in the skin
• Smells and looks very yummy
• Helping Moms make bath-time and hand washing fun
• Let’s see what else? Oh yes, we almost forgot:(Calories: 0)

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Directions:
Using a washrag or your hands, gently rub the soap in circles at the cupcake base to form a lather. Oh so Yummy Frosting: Scoop it all off at once…pinch a piece for a quick shave. Gently rub the lather onto your skin. Rinse.

{GIVEAWAY NEWS} Marshmallow Soap Company is offering a chance for my readers to win a standard 5” tube of a single flavor picked at random of Soapy Marshmallows. Enter below and GOOD LUCK!

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.


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

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I had the great pleasure to review CatchyClips – a perfect way to keep your keys or store cards handy. With a small child, my purses over the past few years have become bigger and bigger to make sure I can bring everything I need plus snacks, toys, etc. for my daughter while we are out. With a bigger purse comes the hassle of finding things that will fall to the bottom, including my keys. I wish I had CatchyClips a long time ago to save time spent finding my keys.

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{FROM THE COMPANY ABOUT CATCHYCLIPS}

CatchyClips™ … They’re designed to clip to the inside of your handbag for easy access. You decide how to use your magnetic CatchyClip™… perhaps to secure your keys to one spot in your purse; as a card organizer for your store cards, gift cards, library card and maybe even credit cards; or to fasten any important item to the inside of your purse, backpack or briefcase so you can easily find it.

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Key Clip – Attach your keys to the Gem Top, and clip the other half of the magnet inside your purse with the attached “alligator” clip. The strong magnet holds your key chain in place right where you can find it. Just gently pull to remove it from the clip. When you’re done just reach back in and it clicks right back on the magnet! Always accessible right at your fingertips! No more searching!!!

Card Clip – Organize your store reward cards, and gift cards (and even your credit cards if you want to!) so there’s no more digging in your pocketbook, or forgetting to use your gift cards! Just add your mini-cards, or even full size cards, to the ring and you’ll always be able to find the one you need. After punching a hole in each full size card (single hole punch sold separately on our site if you need one), your cards can be grouped, using the separators that are included, so they are categorized by store card/gift card/credit card to make them easy to find when you’re at the checkout. You don’t even have to remove them from the ring to swipe them! And, again, the Gem Top on the ring will magnetically attach inside your purse where you’ve clipped the magnet. You’ll love the convenience!

{MY REVIEW}

CatchyClips is very easy to use. Clip them inside your purse with the strong magnetic clip. I received a beautiful blue teal jeweled CatchyClip to review and test. It comes with simple instructions. For keys, separate gem top from magnet clip. Clip magnet clip inside purse. Remove the large ring and save for store cards. Attach your keychain to the split ring on the gem top. Put gem top back on magnet clip. Feel the pull of the super strong magnets!

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No more fumbling through the mess to find what you’re looking for…
The easy grab magnet will keep the things you use the most right at your fingertips…
You can’t get more organized than this!!

Like CatchyClips on Facebook — PLUS receive FREE Shipping if you order from CatchyClips with coupon code VERYCOOL

{GIVEAWAY TIME} Our friends at CatchyClips want our Sweet’n Treats friends to try and enjoy their very own CatchyClip for themselves. Enter below in our giveaway for your chance to win a CatchyClip.

 

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.


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

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ABOUT THE COMPANY:

California Kitchenware offers premium kitchen tools that enhance the joy of cooking.  A Santa Barbara company, CKW designs innovative products that meet the needs of home cooks, professional chefs and everyone in between.  Whether you are cooking for two or making drinks for a dinner party, CKW has you covered!

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REVIEW:

I had the opportunity to test and review the California Kitchenware White Butterfield Silicone Cupcake Molds. The set of 12 non-stick baking cups come in white. There is no need for a muffin pan as you can place them directly on a cookie sheet when baking. The silicone molds are freezer, microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.

I’ve seen silicone baking molds for quite some time but I never tried them until now. California Kitchenware’s Butterfield molds are perfect for any type of muffin, cupcake, mini cheesecake, etc. The molds come in a convenient package and they fit easily into your cupcake pans or you can even use them right on a cookie sheet if you do not have a cupcake pan. I tried the silicone molds with a batch of blueberry muffins this weekend. I put them in my cupcake pan, and filled with batter. Super easy! The muffins cooked evenly. I had to let the muffins cool down before removing them from the silicone molds since muffins do have a tendency to fall apart a little even with traditional muffin liners. Cleaning was easy too! I placed the muffins on a serving plate for breakfast and let the molds soak in hot, soapy water in the sink for a few minutes. I highly recommend these to anyone looking for an easy alternative to traditional cupcake liners. I wish I had bought another set of 12 though!

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ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

California Kitchenware White Butterfield Silicone Cupcake Molds are packaged in a tube of 12 cups, making a great gift for friends or family. The Pristine white silicone cups are made to be used in the oven up to 500 degrees F, but can also be used in the freezer or microwave. The food-grade, non-stick silicone is fun for kids but uncompromising in performance. The 2″x3″x1-1/2″ cups fit in the spaces of standard metal or glass muffin pans, or they can be placed individually on a flat cookie sheet or jelly-roll pan. CKW Butterfield cupcake molds can be used to bake breakfast muffins, birthday cupcakes, cheesecakes, individual brownies, and more. The flexible cups ensure easy removal of baked goods or molded gelatins. Stackable for storage, the set of 12 baking cups can be cleaned by hand or in the top rack of the dishwasher. All CKW products include a fact about California, see the bottom of the packaged tube to learn about “Butterfield.”

OTHER PRODUCTS:

California Kitchenware has other great silicone baking products but one of my favorites are the colorful silicone baking cups. They are just like the Butterfield white except they come in 3 different fun colors.

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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.


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

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Whaley’s Big Adventure by Alexander Luke and presented by Carole P. Roman

Join Whaley on his big adventure in the ocean as he meets whales of all different sizes. Written by 5 year old Alexander Luke and presented by his grandmother, award-winning children’s author Carole P. Roman, this oceanic adventure of whale sized proportions will teach youngsters about the different whales that live in the oceans.

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As soon as I opened the package for this review, my daughter was asking if I could read the children’s book to her because she loves anything and everything about animals. We sat down on the couch and we started to read the story. She thought the illustrations were funny and I explained to her that a boy a little older than you wrote and made the pictures in the story. She was amazed and now she wants to make her own book too! This is a nice story describing different whales around the world. My daughter’s favorite was the beluga whales since the illustration made her laugh as well as the name of the whale.

I look forward to reviewing more stories by Alexander Luke and Carole P. Roman. This children’s book will be read many times to my daughter and hopefully to our future children, too.

If you would like to win your own Whaley’s Big Adventure children’s book – we’re having a giveaway! Enter below for your chance to win a copy of this great story. GOOD LUCK!
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.


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.