Tuesday, November 13, 2018

BRIO Smart Engine Set with Action Tunnels

We received this great little BRIO Smart Engine Set with Action Tunnels to try out and we will have one to giveaway soo, too! Like most little kids, our littlest loves running a toy train on a wooden track. This is a little different. This set comes with a train that has a battery, lights, sound, and 3 tunnels and a station each with triggered effects so a child can customize an interactive experience.

Friday, November 9, 2018

BRIO My Home Town Camping Set Review

We received this adorable BRIO My Home Town Camping Set this week in order to do a review and set up a giveaway before the holidays. It is a cute, chunky toy, made out of durable plastic and sustainable wood. This set is made for little hands and safe for ages 18 months and up.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

My Daily Gratitude Journal Review

We just received a surprise advance reader copy of Hello Angel Mandala Gratitude Journal - a nice little coincidence because it was my Birthday this week. It is a beautiful hardcover journal with writing prompts to remind you of things you can be grateful for and a daily calendar where you can write 3 things that you are grateful for each day. I never though of doing something like this but I know it is good for optimism and mindfulness to reflect on what you are grateful for so I think this is just what I need!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Vegan Challenge: The 30-Day Program for Eating Healthier and Improving Your Diet with Vegan Foods - Book Review and Giveaway

I was sent a complimentary copy of the Vegan Challenge book by Lisa Montgomery. Not only is this book full of recipes but it combines it all into a 30 day program and meal plan. With each daily meal plan there is a daily fact, an affirmation quote, and lined space for notes. There is also an equipment section explaining the different juicers, blenders, and cookers used in some of the recipes.  I really liked the variety of  healthy recipes in this book and the added bonus of being a tool to help someone become vegan.

Monday, October 1, 2018

DK LEGO DC Super Heroes Visual Dictionary Review

We are longtime DK fans and the kids scored again with a complimentary copy of their latest book DK LEGO DC Super Heroes Visual Dictionary. The book maps out a timeline and features the sets and minifigures, including the blind bag series, from the LEGO partnership DC Super Heroes. They profile the heroes and villains, their vehicles, weapons, lairs, and story lines in this big hardcover book which includes an exclusive Yellow Lantern Batman minifig.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

18 Vegan Foods, Snacks, and Wine at Trader Joe's

I hadn't been to Trader Joe's in a while. They are the furthest grocery store away from me that I regularly go to and they stopped carrying some things that I liked. They also don't carry any good vegan cheese or a meat subs, however, I checked out some new vegan or accidentally vegan items during my recent trip along with some of my old favorites and decided to make a little list. Aside from all the great fruits and veggies, here are 17 vegan foods and drink that were in my cart this Trader Joe's trip:

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Play-doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Swirl Ice Cream Maker - Video

We got a little gift for each of our kids at the start of the school year. Our little girl loves playing with Play-doh and loves crafting and kitchen and play food so I was pretty sure she'd have fun with the  Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Swirl Ice Cream Maker. Turns out we both had fun! Enjoy the video!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Official Animal Rights March San Diego 2018 - Why We Marched with Kids

This was the first year that The Official Animal Rights March took place in San Diego and the first march I went to with kids. This is a worldwide march started in London in 2016 that has grown around the globe. Marching isn't something I always want to do but I'm getting used to it and will continue to march for issues I believe are not being addressed. Animal Rights is especially important because a lot of people STILL don't know how much every single animal suffers and fights an untimely death. Billions of animals are needlessly slaughtered every year, a large percentage going right into the trash without even being consumed because we demand it. Well we demand that it stops.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

24 Vegan Family Dinners - Pestos, Pastas, Macs, and Bakes

Now that the kids are back to school and the weather has started to cool off, I thought it would be the perfect time to share a roundup of hearty, filling, family-friendly pastas recipes from this blog and all of our favorite vegan bloggers. From Stuffed Shells and lasagnas, to spaghetti and mac and cheese, we have 24 healthy plant based recipes for hungry families to enjoy.
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