Yummi Pouch Cloth Snack Bags REVIEW

I take my daughter's food and snacks everywhere with us. She has a number of allergies so carrying food is a must. These bags make it so much easier. I hate the idea of those plastic non eco-friendly bags. These are the best alternative that I have found to those. They zip so the contents don't just fall out of the pouch. The fabric is very durable and the colors are vibrant. My daughter takes many dry and/or gummy gluten free snacks with her and these are perfect for that. I wouldn't use them on something powdery like baby formula or anything but yes dry snacks or prepackaged snacks are great. Overall a great product.

*i received this product in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *

Here's what the company has to say about their product: 
Take snacks on the go with Yummi Pouch cloth snack bags. Our snack bags are lined with a moisture resistant interior and decorated with colorful prints. Perfect for crackers, chips, and dry snacks.

  • each snack bag measures 4 in. x 7 in.
  • Top zipper opening
  • BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free, and lead-free nylon
  • moisture resistant
  • Recommended wash washing machine on warm or by hand

Angel Baby Toddler Pillow Gel Mat REVIEW

This has been an awesome addition to my daughter's "sick care". KC has been sick for a couple days. I pulled out her gel mat and let her sleep on it. It helped with her fever so much. It's super easy to use. It's literally a pillow with cooling gel inside. The gel inside the pillow is very secure.It will not come out with regular use. I would say do NOT allow your child to jump on the mat. That act could pop it. It comes with a pillow case that is easily washable. I've washed it a few times over thee last couple of weeks and it has come out of the washer perfect. I even used this as a stroller pillow while waiting at the doctor and it kept KC very comfortable while we waited. Even her doctor was impressed with her new pillow. If you live somewhere it gets hot or your child has ever been sick or might get sick I highly recommend this pillow.

* I received this pillow in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *

Here's what the company has to say about their product:

  • ✓ REDUCES CHILD FEVERS: When your child suffers from a fever, you're often limited to cool baths or yucky medicine. But thanks to the Frosty Pillow Gel Mat, you can control or reduce their fevers and get them feeling better in no time.
    ✓ SOFT & SOOTHING: Made of a premium cotton-blend, our pillow gel mat caresses your child's head and neck to make them feel cool, comfortable and relaxed.
    ✓ CONTOURS TO FIT THEIR PILLOW: Flexible, soft and form-fitting, our pillow gel mat can be used inside their pillowcase or on top of their pillow. What's more, it will embrace their head and neck to give them full, comfortable support.
    ✓ NO WATER, NO LEAKING: We understand that children have a habit of tossing and turning, especially if they don't feel well. That's why our cooling pillow mat doesn't need to be filled with water, won't leak, and is extremely durable.
    ✓ EXTRA COOLING FEATURE: Whether it's a hot day or a hot temperature, you can cool our gel mat down even further by putting it in the refrigerator! This will enhance the cooling properties even more and make it last even longer.

Reduce your child's fever or sunburn pain with a premium cooling gel mat from Frosty. 

When your child suffers from a fever, you'd do anything to make them feel more comfortable until they feel better. And while medicine takes time to work, there's something you can do to have a more immediate impact that also lets them rest in the process-give them the cooling power of the Frosty Pillow Gel Mat. 

Designed to slip inside their pillowcase or rest on top, our super soft, flexible gel mat offers them all the comforts of their pillow, while reducing their fevers, night sweats, or headaches. Not only that, but it starts to immediately bring down their temperature until the medicine can catch up in their system. 

If you're looking to give your child a more comfortable night's sleep so they can start to feel better, then get them a Frosty Pillow Gel Mat and see what a difference it makes in getting them back on their feet. 

Gluten Free Totchos!

First off these things were awesome! These are my gluten free, dairy free and nut free bacon wrapped steak totchos. Here's how the yumminess was made. 


3 cups Ore-Ida mini tater tots
6 slices of bacon 
1 cup Daiya cheddar style shreds
1/2 cup soy milk
1 can sliced olives 
1 tomato 
1 cup shredded lettuce 
1/2 pound of steak 
1/4 cup green onions
salt to taste
Olive Oil

Dairy Free Sour Cream:

1 package firm tofu (drain the water from the package but don't press out the water)
1 Table Spoon Apple Cider Vinegar 
2 Table Spoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic (optional)
salt to taste


Wash your steak off. Sprinkle with salt and olive oil. Set aside. Cut bacon into 1.5 inch strips. Wrap tater tots in bacon (i wrapped 2 mini tots in one piece of bacon). Stick them in a cast iron skillet on 400 degrees and let them bake until the bacon is crispy.

Cut steak into strips and place into hot skillet on top of the stove. Cook to your desired wellness. Set aside.

 In a sauce pan combine your cheddar shreds and soy milk. Heat on medium. Stir constantly until combined and creamy.

Chop olives , tomatoes and lettuce into small pieces. 

Sour Cream: 

Place tofu, apple cider vinegar and  lemon juice into blender and blend until smooth. Taste. Add salt until you get your desired flavor. 

Top bacon wrapped tater tots with , cheese sauce, steak, lettuce, tomatoes, olive and sour cream. Cute green onions with kitchen scissors over the top and serve!

Want more totchos ideas? Visit : Kraft Recipes TOTCHOS!!!!

10-Piece Reusable Grocery Bag System REVIEW

I love this bag system. I do a huge bulk of my shopping at Whole Foods due to them having more allergy friendly options. I always like to bring my own bags but I either forget or don't have enough. They end up all over the trunk and in many cases are just a hassle. This bag system takes the hassle out of your shopping trip. Lets start from the "top". First off there is a strap on the main bag that hooks to your shopping cart so you don't have to take up any space inside your basket. Now the inside of the bag system is awesome. Each bag rolls up and fits into the 6 space bottle bag. You get 6 regular shopping bags, one 6 space bottle bag and one cooler bag that also fits inside the bottle bag. The bags are all made from great quality materials. This is a bag system I will be using for every shopping trip.

*I received this product in exchange for y 100% honest opinion *

Here's what the company has to say about their product:

  • MAKES YOUR LIFE EASIER with 6 grocery bags, 2 produce bags, 1 freezer bag and a 6 bottle wine tote
  • GET NOTICED with a beautiful stylish design made of durable non woven polypropylene matte laminate that is EASY TO CLEAN with a wet cloth!
  • ELIMINATE THE CLUTTER of ugly shopping bags scattered around your house and trunk with a compact, all-in-one shopping organizer
  • EASY TO REMEMBER...a fashion accessory that will become your habit of necessity
  • NO RISK because you're protected by a 100% no questions asked money back guarantee!

Burlington Coat Factory Coat Haul!

I'm always on the look out for a good deal. Well my tiny princess needed winter coats and I couldn't justify paying a crazy amount of money so to the internet I came. I don't much like the quality of the coats I saw at Walmart (no offense to anyone who buys Walmart coats. I shop at the Wally World!  ) so I went looking for something else. I wanted cute and colorful or at least cute and black. I went to the Burlington Coat Factory website and found one adorable coat in two different colors. Of course I bought them both. Here's the best part.... they were only $9.99 each. They were on clearance!! So the princess got two coats fr what I was looking to spend on one. They are high quality puffer coats. Of course we don't wear them while in her car seat but still you get the drift. She loves her coats and I love the deal I got! A win win for everyone. 

Tens Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager Unit REVIEW!

I hold all my stress in my shoulders. This tens unit has helped my muscles release the tension and stress in my shoulders. I like that the unit is rather small and slender. It's also very light weight even with the batteries in it. The multi "modes" are awesome. Both my mother and aunt have arthritis and the on/off /intensity knobs and buttons are very easy for them to use and operate. The scree is also easy to read. The timer has a large number display so you can easily see how much time you have left in your "session". Overall this is an amazing product.

*I received this product in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *

Here's what the company has to say about their product:

Santamedical electronic tens pulse massager features microcomputer controls therefore you can easily adjust massager with available six automatic programs and three diverse styles of modes. The device has dual channel system; hence it can easily work two areas at one time. Recomended by doctors, this is best handheld tens massager in the market. Buy with Confidence, Santamedical unit is FDA approved. Quality - Santamedical unit is designed with quality and durability in mind. Our factory is ISO-9001 certified. It conforms to international medical standards of excellence in manufacturing.

Peppermint oil REVIEW

After researching the benefits of peppermint oil I went on the search for a high quality pure oil and boy did I find it. #1 this oil is highly concentrated. #2 there are so many uses for peppermint oil. I used this oil to make a muscle rub for my aunt who has arthritis. The smell is strong and natural. Not "too strong" to where it gives you a headache but more of a "Christmas" type of smell. It's a calming smell just by itself. When my daughter had a stuffy nose I put a couple drops in her diffuser and she slept perfectly. If you're looking for a high quality not watered down peppermint oil this is for you.

*I received this product in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *

In case anyone would like to make muscle rub for themselves or someone they care about.


1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup grated Bees wax
2 tsp cayenne powder
2 tsp ginger or turmeric powder
15 drops peppermint essential oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
Glass Jar

Pour all oils (except essential oils) in to a jar. Place a saucepan with 2 inches of water over medium low heat.
Place jar in saucepan and allow contents to melt. Stir to combine. Add the cayenne and ginger/turmeric.
Once combined, allow to cool slightly and then add in essential oils. Mix well.
Pour mixture into metal tins or storage containers and allow to set.

This is what the company has to say about their product:

  • -Peppermint Essential Oil - 100% Pure - Non-Toxic - No Additives - Unfiltered and Undiluted with No Fillers.

    -Botanical Name: Mentha Piperita | Aroma: Minty sweetness | Origin: India | Plant Part: Herb

    -Packaged in the USA in 15ml amber glass bottles, 50% more than standard 10ml bottles. Euro dropper cap included.

    -Simply Earth is a small, eco-friendly, purpose-driven, family company. We donate 13% of the profit from every product purchased to organizations that are rehabilitating trafficking victims because the average age of these beautiful woman is 13 years old.

    -100% satisfied or your money back. We stand behind our products.


My little princess is going to be a gymnast! OK maybe not tomorrow but hey! She started back to gymnastics this week and is loving it. I'm hoping it will teach her structure and socialization. The class is an hour long which at first I thought was a long time but the way the class is structured Kennady never wants to leave. Which can be a good and bad thing lol  The class starts out with on the floor stretching. Then  the teacher sets up sort of an obstacle course where the kids can go from the floor mats, to trampoline, to rings,  to tunnel crawl, to the beam,  the bar and then lastly to the rings. In between all of those there is also a ball pit which Kennady LOVES.  Her teacher told me this week that she started gymnastics at the same age as Kennady did so that was kind of encouraging. I'm not saying she's going to the Olympics but hey maybe she'll make some tiny human friends and have some fun.

Ocathnon Selfie Ring Light REVIEW!

The selfie light ring takes the guessing out of getting that perfect selfie lighting. The light is super easy to use. You literally just clip it onto the top of your phone and hit the power button on the ring. The light has 3 separate lighting levels. One of the things I love about this light is am able to use it with my Otter Box case. So I don't risk damaging my phone if I drop it trying to take a picture. I also found that it is equally as useful when you clip the light the other direction and use it to take regular (non selfie) pictures. It's great that you can take it on and off and it doesn't add any permanent "bulk" to your phone. I just slip mine into my purse or diaper bag and go. It also weighs next to nothing. This is a great addiction for the amateur mobile photo buff in all of us. Overall a great product. I will be buying more for friends.

* It takes 2 AAA batteries that are not included*

* I received this product in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *

iphone 6s/6 Protect case REVIEW

I really wanted to like this case. It's cute and adds a bit of color to your phone but if you are looking for something to really protect your high priced Iphone this really isn't it. The plastic is very thin and flimsy. If you're hard on your phone this isn't for you. I can however say the front screen cover is a good thick quality material. The screen protector will defiantly protect your screen.

 *I received this case in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *

Here's what the company says about their product:

iPhone 6s Case Compatible with Apple iPhone 6s (2015) / iPhone 6 (2014)
Two-piece case consists of a clear flexible Aluminum shell and a Clear Acrylic Back Panel(Two Layers Of Thin Film)
Inner dot pattern prevents bubbled smudges on back of phone

Clear Acrylic case and Aluminum Protective Bumper offer grip and a slim profile 
0.59 inches, 0.31 inches, 0.39 inche

IPadTabletBuddy Review

Now this is a product I truly love. When my mom and I go shopping sometimes the royal princess will sit in the car with grandma while I take a quick trip into the store. I went to pickup a ticket the other day and KC stayed in the car with my mom. I was in line a bit longer than I had planned. Thankfully I had the Ipad Tablet Buddy. I setup the Ipad Buddy before I left and turned on her favorite Baby Einstein video and she was happy even with me being in line for well over an hour. I personally only use the Ipad Buddy when the car is not in motion as it could be a projectile. I'm all about safety. It was super easy to install. It literally took me two minutes from box to installed. I think it took me longer to get the tape off the box. This is an awesome gadget if you or your little one likes being entertained in the car.

*I received this product in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *

Here's what the company has to say about their product:

  • EASY TO INSTALL - Simply hook the iPad car mount to the back of the headrest and, voila, you have instant entertainment for your backseat passengers. The cutting edge design allows for quick installation, with no complicated parts.
  • SAFE & STRONG - This car tablet mount is made of the highest quality materials available. The unique design gives you access to all buttons and ports on your device. Travel tested; parent-approved.
  • MULTI-FUNCTIONAL - The iPadTabletBuddy allows you to switch your device from landscape or portrait mode. Do you get restless in the back seat? With a simple swivel, it is easily adjustable for the perfect viewing angle making it the best ipad holder you can buy.

Maestoware Handheld Adjustable Mandoline V-Slicer REVIEW

Since I cook 3 meals a day 7 days a week for my tiny princess this slicer is heaven in my kitchen. It's super easy to use and very quick. I was able to slice everything for veggie soup in under 3 minutes it was awesome. The slicer itself is made out of high quality kitchen grade plastic with a stainless steel blade. The hand guard is thick plastic with with prongs that hold the fruit or vegetable securely in place why you slice it. With three different slicing thicknesses there's a setting for all your culinary needs.

*I received this slicer in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *

Here's what the company has to say about their product:

This super-fast and easy to use handheld slicer is guaranteed to save you time preparing food. The 3 convenient and adjustable settings allows you to cut fruits and vegetables in various sizes while the lock position provide a safety for storage. The ergonomic designed grooves makes it sturdy for placement to slice over a bowl. 

• 4 positions that can be easily adjusts for three precise thicknesses 2mm, 4mm, 6mm and lock position for safety storage. 
• Strong sharp stainless steel V-Blade makes it easily to cut vegetables and fruits that will last for years. 
• Sturdy handle provides a steady and comfortable grip. 
• Non-slip rubber base keeps the slicer firmly in place for slicing. 
• BPA free Non-Stick body for easy slicing and ergonomic designed grooves for sturdy placement to slice over a bowl. 

• Handheld Mandoline Slicer 
• Safe Hand Guard

100% Savings...Couponing!

Just like many of you I'm always on the look out for a good deal. Being a single mom budget is always important. Since my tiny human has so many allergies I have to purchase many specialty foods. Of course most specialty foods are a bit on the costly side so I try to save whenever possible. Yesterday I went on a 100% savings shopping trip. Actually two shopping trips. I emailed some of Kennady's favorite food companies asking if they ever offered coupons to single parents or parents of kids with allergies. Much to my surprise the companies sent coupons and lots of them. I shopped around and checked sales ads until I found the items I was looking for on sale. I took my coupons to Whole Foods and got to shopping. After my manufacturer coupons every item pictured below was 100% FREE!!! I did have to go to Vons to find the FLIPZ pretzels. Those (the FLIPZ) coupons came from a product testing mission I was given. The moral of this post is ask for coupons from your favorite brands. The worst they can say is no. Happy Shopping! 




I was going to write this deeply thought out post reflecting on 2015 but eh why? It's over. lol So instead I'll say Here's to an amazing 2016 for everyone!

I have made your typical weight loss New Years resolution of course BUT I am going to work my ass off this year. I lost 80 pounds before I got pregnant with Kennady and damnit I can do it again. I also want to be the best other I can possibly be. THAT one is of the utmost importance to me. I want to be more thoughtful towards people and more patient with my family. My family wont be around forever and I cherish them and everything they do so much. I just need to show it more. I need cut the negative out of my life (and my social media life). I want to try to judge less. I've found tho when I judge someone it's because I care and only want what's best for them BUT I have to remember what I feel is best and what they feel is best normally aren't the same thing. Like I don't think you should ever stay with a man who abuses you (even verbally) and you sure as hell should never have your child around. I have friends and their families who strongly disagree with this especially if the man is the one paying the bills and the women doesn't want to work. Ok That sounded "judgey" I know I just have strong feelings on kids being around abuse. My feelings come from a place of love BUT I will try to stop having them. Which in many cases means I will have to learn how not to care. 

For New Years Eve I took the princess to her first "Noon Years Eve" toddler party. She had sooooo much fun and I had fun being there with her and being part of it. Then we shopped with grandma and came home. Oh Oh Oh we got 29 cent Christmas lights for next year at Walmart. YAY 75% off sale. I also got a few more ornamnts for the mini trees in Kennady's bedroom and in her playroom. Can't beat 49 cents! 

Ok Now this post is going all over the place which means I should take myself to bed. 

May your 2016 be blessed!

Love Kennady and Inza