I don’t do many non-subscription box reviews these days, but when Brentwood Home reached out to me to review a couple of their children’s items, I couldn’t say no. — Especially since they offered to let me host a giveaway as well! 🙂 Brentwood Home is a California based company who specializes in healthy, luxurious home essentials at honest prices. All of their products are manufactured in Los Angeles using a combination of organic, nontoxic, and natural materials with no chemical retardants, phthalates, ozone depleters, or heavy metals. Items are actually made to order and ship right from their workshop once complete. […]
Time is running out! — I seriously can’t believe that Christmas is next week. How did that happen?! If you’re looking for a great holiday gift idea (that’s not subscription box related 😉 ), Minted has an awesome collection of custom silhouette art prints that would make an amazing keepsake for anyone one your list. (IMPORTANT: FOR 12/24 DELIVERY: ORDER STANDARD-PRINTED COMPLETELY CUSTOM ART BY 12/17.)
Seedling is a company that offers a wide range of engaging activities and projects for kids ages 3 through 12. While not a subscription service, I still thought they would be fun to check out. Seedling currently has over 350 products and are always adding new ones. Each kit is designed to encourage exploration and open-ended play. They believe that there is no “right” or “wrong” way to complete the project and that it’s all about enjoying the creative process.
Spring is (finally!) almost here and Easter is a little over 2 weeks away… What better way to celebrate the changing season and upcoming holiday than with chocolate! (Vegan chocolate, of course.) Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates kindly sent me a sampling of their holiday-themed confections to “tastefully” ring in the new season. I’ve been a big (BIG) fan of Sjaak’s for a couple years now. I first discovered them in a subscription box (the now defunct Vegan Presence, I believe), and they’ve since been featured in a few others. They’re a family-owned business dedicated to producing high quality confections while maintaining socially responsible practices. All of Sjaak’s handcrafted treats are […]
I can’t believe Valentine’s Day will be here in less than 3 weeks! Where did the time go?! To get me into the V-Day spirit, Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates sent me a selection of their vegan chocolates to review. — It was a tough job, but I was up to the challenge. 😉
PrintsTo.Me is the newest way to transfer your Instagram photos from your phone into your hands. Started by the same folks who run BooksTo.Me (reviewed here), PrintsTo.Me offers a variety of fun options for printing out your Instagram-based images. From magnets, to ornaments, to plain ‘ol prints… They’ve got you covered.
Mother’s Day #2 turned out pretty nice, despite having absolutely nothing planned for the day. Hurray for spontaneity! I had received two adorable outfits from Feltman Brothers a couple weeks ago and decided that Mother’s Day would be the perfect day to try them on and do a little photo shoot on the porch. (You can read more about Feltman Brothers here). Grumpy faces aside, the girls looked stinkin’ adorable in their little vintage-inspired, hand embroidered bubble rompers. Love them! After taking roughly five gazillion photos, we had dinner and my husband gave me a Mother’s Day coupon book that featured […]
I was recently given an opportunity to try Hail Merry’s Miracle Tarts (an offer I could NOT refuse). I had sampled their (amazing) raw macaroons before, but never the tarts — so I was excited to try ’em! Hail Merry is a women-owned company that was created in order to help people achieve “higher health” without having to sacrifice decadent snacks and treats. All of Hail Merry‘s products are made with pure, consciously sourced ingredients that are free of many common allergens. Their line of products include Macaroons, Nuts & Seeds, Grawnolas, and the Miracle Tarts. All of these treats are vegan, gluten-free, kosher, and made with non-GMO […]
Time to celebrate Spring and the coming warmer weather with a little peek at the latest collection from Matilda Jane Clothing! Woohoo! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you already know that Matilda Jane makes some seriously adorable children’s clothes. (You can see my past reviews here.) For those who aren’t as familiar, Matilda Jane Clothing is a mom-owned company that specializes in uniquely designed girl’s clothing and accessories. Their collections are fun, whimsical, and sized to fit everyone from babies to mommas. Matilda Jane kindly offered to send me two outfits from their Spring Collection, “It’s a Wonderful Parade”.
Green Virgin Products is a company dedicated to providing 100% non-toxic, eco-friendly alternatives to conventional personal/household cleaning products. They offer a variety of healthy, effective products including laundry soap, mineral salt deodorant stones, hand soap, bar soaps, and more. All of the products are tested against the more well known (toxic) brands to ensure that they’re just as effective. Green Virgin is so confident that you’ll love their products that they even offer a 90 day money back guarantee. Woo! Green Virgin Products recently sent me a few of their soaps and cleaners to try for myself. Let’s check ’em […]
Growing up, I was never really a fan of jerky — mainly because I had no idea what kinda gross animal parts were lurking inside of ’em. Ew. However, now that I’m vegan jerky is no longer on my “nope, not eatin’ that” list. (Well, vegan jerky anyway.) Primal Strips by Primal Spirit Foods are 100% vegan, meatless single-serve jerky strips that take the fear out of jerky. No gross animal bits in these guys! Primal Strips are all-natural, low fat and made with non-GMO soy beans. They have 10 grams of protein per serving and zero cholesterol. I was recently […]
As a vegan momma, I always try to use all natural, vegan-friendly products for my girls — especially when it comes to bath time. (Cos who wants to bathe in chemicals? Ew.) Babo Botanicals offer a wide range of bath products for babies and kids of all ages (adults too!). All of their formulas are made with natural, plant-based ingredients. You won’t find any synthetic ingredients, artificial colors/fragrances, sulfates, parabens, or icky chemicals in any of their products. Aside from their lotions (which contain beeswax), all of their hair, bath, and body products are 100% vegan. Oh, and you can rest […]
As a long-time vegan, I’ve come to really appreciate a good (vegan-friendly) granola bar. So what could possibly be better than a good granola bar? Oh, I dunno… Maybe an AWESOME BAR? Okay, lame intro aside, Awesome Bars truly are some seriously good awesome granola bars. They’re made in San Francisco by two sisters who wanted to create a vegan snack that was all natural, tasted great, and was good for you. Awesome Bars are made with only natural, non-GMO ingredients and are packed with protein & fiber. They have zero preservatives and plenty of flavor. Awesome. I was recently […]
I was first introduced to North Coast Organics a couple months ago, when they were featured in January’s Vegan Presence package. In that package was a travel size of “Death by Lavender” and it was truly love at first sniff! North Coast Organics is a small independent mom & pop son company run by Nathan (the founder) and his mom Debbie. Cute, right? It was started by Nathan when he was having a hard time finding an effective, organic deodorant that was also vegan. His solution? Create his own! Problem solved. 🙂 All of the products offered by North Coast Organics are […]
I’m all about trying healthy new snacks, so when KIND offered to send me some of their Healthy Grains Clusters to try out, I was more than happy to give ’em a try. KIND firmly believes that if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, you probably shouldn’t be eating it. That’s why all of their products contain only “ingredients you can see & pronounce” (as proudly stated on their packaging!). Their granola, as well as their popular snack bars, are all made with 100% whole grains, fruits, and nuts — no refined sugar, no artificial flavors — nothing but all natural […]
Eternal Girl is an Etsy shop specializing in handmade jewelry and greeting cards. Julia, the owner/creator, lovingly hand draws all of the designs herself. Nearly all of her pieces — including necklaces, rings, and earrings — are inspired by henna and Mehndi art. Flowers, butterflies, hearts, and celestial designs are the most common themes featured. She also accepts custom orders and can tweak her designs to give you a truly one of a kind piece of jewelry. When I first looked through her shop, I was immediately drawn to the rose pendant (of course!). Since she does custom work, I […]