My thoughts on Tooth Fairy Tyke


I was fortunate enough to receive a Tooth Fairy Tyke for my little guy. I love the idea of the Tooth Fairy Tyke. A Tooth Fairy Tyke is the Tooth Fairy’s helper or messenger if you will. Moms and dads can pick a male or female Tooth Fairy Tyke for their little one and it comes with a Free EBook and you can download a Tooth Fairy Timer App. The idea of the Tooth Fairy Tyke is to be your little one’s comfort and companion during the tooth losing process as well as motivation for your little one to behave and take care of their teeth because the Tooth Fairy Tyke will report back to the Tooth Fairy. I think this a super cute idea.

While my little guy is not in the tooth losing stage yet (9 1/2 months old), he has become attached to his Tooth Fairy Tyke. He seems to find comfort in her although I’m sure she doesn’t exactly appreciate all of the biting he does. I think that she will be helpful, in the future, during the tooth losing process as well as visits to the dentist by making the whole process more fun.


The Tooth Fairy Tyke is a small stuffed doll. It is about 11 inches tall. Not only is the product itself a cute idea but the company is also a great company. The Tooth Fairy Tykes company donates Tooth Fairy Tykes to Children’s Hospitals. I find that so inspirational and kind! More companies should be like this. They also welcome hospitals to reach out to them so that they can donate their Tooth Fairy Tykes to more children. This company is such a great example of making a difference in the world by giving to those who would truly appreciate it and by making someone’s day a little brighter.

Check them out on their website:

They have a Free Ebook as well as a Free Tooth Fairy Timer App you can download.


*Disclaimer: Tooth Fairy Tyke was sent to me for free to check out and review. This is not a sponsored review. As always all opinions are my own. I will always be honest and upfront with my blog posts and reviews. I would like to thank my subscribers and readers for all of your support. Please leave your comments down below. XO :)

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Apple & Eve Juices


As a mom to a now almost 9 month old little boy and step mom to a 13 year old big girl, I am always trying to find healthy foods for my family to enjoy. Let’s just say it’s not always welcomed as I would like. The funny thing is that I get the most resistance from my spouse. He is so anti veggies and seafood that I struggle with being able to maintain a healthy home. I have been pushing it more lately because I want to make sure my kids are eating what they should be. Even trying healthy drinks, smoothies, inserting veggies into any and every meal lol. Before I digress, let’s get into the Apple and Eve juices.

I was lucky enough to be sent the Apple and Eve Quenchers for testing purposes. My daughter was super excited when she saw them because they come in juice boxes as well as a bigger carton. They are organic, natural, no sugars added, and contain 50% less sugar. The flavors I was sent to try were Berrylicious Lemonade, Razzberry Apple Splash, Fruit Punch Burst, and Orange Pineapple (carton).

We each tried one and then took turns trying each other’s juice boxes to see which we preferred. I personally liked Fruit Punch Burst the best, and so did my other half, because it had a sweeter taste than the others without being too sweet and tasted like real fruit punch not the fruit punch juice boxes they normally sell at the supermarket.

My daughter liked the Berrylicious Lemonade the best because she said it was like a light lemonade with a hint of berry which she said was really good.

The Orange Pineapple drink we tried later on and we all enjoyed it. For me personally, I would probably purchase the Orange Pineapple juice or the Fruit Punch Burst because I felt like the other drinks were a little too light in flavor for my taste. I was impressed with how much my family enjoyed them and how healthy the drinks are. I’m glad I was sent these drinks because I would never have bought a Fruit Punch flavored anything on my own because my experience with it has been super sugary not pleasant juices and now Fruit Punch is my go to flavor in the Apple and Eve Quenchers.

I definitely think that Apple & Eve Juices are a great healthy alternative to regular juice boxes. I always gravitate towards organic and natural foods/drinks and this will definitely be one of the items I purchase from now on especially considering that my daughter keeps mentioning wanting the drinks lol.

#purelyorganic #quenchersadventures

Anyone else experience resistance when it comes to eating healthy in their home? What do you do to make up for it? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks! XO :) #PurelyOrganics #Quenchersadventures

These were sent to me for me to try them out. They were complimentary. I chose to review them because I enjoyed them and thought you would too. My reviews are always honest and the opinions are always mine. :)


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My Thoughts on Graze Subscription Box


As a mommy to a 8 month old little guy, I am always on the look out for healthy easy snacks to take with me on the go. When you have a little one, you don’t have much time to yourself or to make something healthy and satisfying. I saw an ad for Graze online and decided to check it out.

Graze is a monthly subscription with the ability to cancel at any time. Graze has a variety of snacks which do Not contain GMOs, No artificial colors/flavors, No high fructose corn syrup, No trans fats. This definitely peaked my interest. Looking at all of the snacks made me feel like I would be receiving delicious healthy snacks that I wouldn’t feel guilty about eating. Each snack is picked by Graze for you based on how you rate the snacks you receive. This subscription isn’t a good fit for someone with nut allergies because from what I saw several of their snacks contain nuts and I believe they are all packaged in the same place. If you have any allergies, I would suggest checking their site before ordering.

They have a few options of packages to choose from: Each 4 snack variety box costs just $6.99, including delivery; Each 8 snack variety box costs just $11.99 including delivery; Each sharing box, containing 5 sharing bags (about 20 servings), costs $25, including delivery.

I received a 4 snack variety box to test out. My box contained a Deconstructed Carrot Cake; Caramel Apple slices; NY Everything Bagel sticks; and Twist of Black Pepper Popcorn.

The deconstructed carrot cake contains carrot chews, cinnamon flavored raisins, walnuts, and ginger fudge. I loved this snack. It tasted exactly like a carrot cake when you combined all of the components. It was such a fun snack to try with my family.


The caramel apple snack was a dipper snack with caramel sauce and dried granny smith apple slices. This definitely tasted like a caramel apple. My little guy loved sucking on the apple slice pieces. I had to share it with him :)


The NY everything bagel sticks are poppy seed onion sesame sticks. Those were my favorite. They are crunchy and taste like an everything bagel. Love them!

Graze everything bagel sticks

The twist of black pepper popcorn was really good. It was popcorn with black pepper and it tasted slightly spicy because of the pepper. I was surprised to like it, but I actually like it better than traditional popcorn.

Graze popping corn

I have to say I really loved the snacks that Graze picked out for me to try. They are all delicious and satisfying. They are a good single serve size for a snack. I liked having them in my diaper bag for when I was out and about and got hungry.  I loved the packaging and quality. Such a fun box. I would definitely recommend Graze to anyone looking for a healthy tasty snack delivered right to your door. Keep in mind these snacks are single serve sizes. I would like to thank Graze for sending these samples to me for me to try out. I loved them!

If you have a subscription box that you are loving please let me know in the comments down below. XO :)

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My Naturebox Review: 5 Snacks


As a mommy I am always looking for healthy, tasty, and cost effective snacks for my family. I saw the ad for Naturebox on Facebook and couldn’t resist trying it. They were advertising the first box being free and cancellation at any time if unsatisfied. There was nothing to lose in my opinion.

The Naturebox of 5 snacks normally costs $19.95 per month. You can change the frequency in which you have it delivered and you can also choose a smaller box with 3 snacks. On their website you create an account and can choose which snacks you want to try. The more snacks you choose the better the chance of receiving only items you want to try in the event that something is out of stock.

I chose 5 snacks: Asiago and Cheddar Cheese Crisps, Honey Dijon Pretzels, Cheddar and Onion Sunflower Kernels, Pistachio Power Clusters, and Peanut Butter Nom Noms.

The box arrived a couple of days sooner than it said it would which was a pleasant surprise. I received my top 5 choices which was great. The packaging is inviting and the bags with the snacks are resealable which is convenient.

naturebox asiago and cheddar crisps

1. Asiago and Cheddar Cheese Crisps- These came in a 3.5 oz bag, a good amount of them in the bag. They are crunchy and cheesy. They taste healthy and delicious. To me they tasted similar to gold fish crackers and cheese-its but crispier and more natural tasting. I prefer these. If you like gold fish crackers and cheese-its you will really love these.

naturebox honey dijon pretzels

2. Honey Dijon Pretzels- These came in a 5 oz bag, a nice amount of them in the bag. They tasted exactly like the honey dijon pretzels i’m used to buying at the supermarket. I must say the pretzel nuggets are slightly bigger and they aren’t as heavily coated with seasoning, which I was happy about. They are very good. If you like honey dijon pretzels you will love these.

naturebox cheddar and onion sunflower kernels

3. Cheddar and Onion Sunflower Kernels- These came in a 5 oz bag, nice almost full bag. These tasted good but the seasoning/flavor was light and hard to tell that it was cheddar and onion. These tasted really good just not what I expected when you think cheddar and onion. I expected a stronger flavor.

naturebox pistachio power clusters

4. Pistachio Power Clusters- These came in a 3 oz bag, a decent amount in the bag. These are my favorite! They are so delicious and addicting. They are nut squares with almonds, cashews, and pistachios. I wish there were more in the bag because I can’t get enough of these. They are healthy and satisfying.

naturebox peanut butter nom noms

5. Peanut Butter Nom Noms- These came in a 3.7 oz bag, only 5 cookies in the bag. These are mini peanut butter oat cookies. They remind me very much chewy granola/oatmeal cookies. They are very good as well and each is a nice hefty weight and are filling. I just wish there were more in the bag.


I must say I was very pleased with my box. Everything was delicious and satisfying. The Pistachio Power Clusters were my favorites with the Asiago and Cheddar Cheese Crisps being my second favorite. I would say my least favorite were the Cheddar and Onion Sunflower Kernels not because they weren’t good, they definitely were, but because the flavor was lighter than I would have liked.

I definitely recommend Naturebox to anyone who is looking for healthy snacks and variety delivered right to your door. I have to say, however, that if you are a family on a budget $19.95/month for the 5 bags might be on the pricey side especially since the bags aren’t very big. They do offer to skip months or change the frequency which could definitely help. XO



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TBT- The first few months with my little guy



With my little guy turning 8 months old on the 18th, it has me thinking about how quickly time is flying by. I remember the first month of his life being the hardest for me. I don’t mean that in the sense of it actually being more difficult but that it was hardest for me because it was all new to me. I am one of those very organized planners who likes to be in control most of the time. When my little guy was born, I was the happiest I have ever been and I was also the most terrified I have ever been. I was for the first time responsible for another life (other than fur babies), and the thought that I might mess up or that something could go wrong terrified me.

My little guy was born at 6lbs 1oz, 18 1/2 inches. I remember just staring at him as he slept and constantly checking his breathing. He looked so innocent and so fragile like if I held him wrong or wasn’t super careful I’d break him. That’s how I acted for the first month. I was hyper aware, hyper sensitive, and hyper worried about everything that had anything to do with him. I think I pretty much held him or was attached to him in some way the entire first month. For the first couple of weeks I don’t think I even left the bedroom for anything when I was home alone with him. I was breastfeeding (almost 8 months old now and still going strong) and with him eating every two hours around the clock I was always holding him.

Breastfeeding was a major struggle at first with me wanting to give up a few times but I made the effort to continue because it was something I was able to do and something I had really wanted to do. I know it’s not for everyone and believe me before he was born I didn’t think I would be breastfeeding him so I fully understand that. It is a very personal choice that a mom must make and decide what’s best for her and her baby. For me it was difficult because once I committed to breastfeeding, due to our circumstances at the hospital, the hospital staff introduced a pacifier and bottle to my little guy (which isn’t recommended for the first month) and it made it way harder for him to latch properly. There were days where I just fought through the pain so that he could eat. I even supplemented with formula a few times just to give my breasts a small break. But it got better. He learned to latch properly and things became so much easier. I learned to look for cues of early hunger so that I could offer him breast milk before he got to the point of frustration due to hunger. We both learned together and it formed a wonderful bond. Now breastfeeding is pretty much seamless and effortless except when he is teething. Then with the fussing and gum pain it becomes a little more difficult but nowhere near what it was before. For anyone going through it, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and please feel free to comment if you have any questions or want to know anything that helped me.

I spent some much of my time worrying about SIDS, whether or not he was eating enough, if he was going to the bathroom enough, if it was diarrhea or normal, if he had a stuffy nose or if he had a cold, and the list goes on. Once I was able to get into a routine and get to know him better and his cues, it became easier because I became more confident and comfortable in my ability to properly care for him and his needs. It’s crazy how no matter how many babies I’ve watched in the past, when it came to watching my little guy, I felt like it was the very first time I had ever done anything involving a baby. A simple diaper change had me anxious. I think I was so worried about possibly doing something wrong that I was so hard on myself. What I learned is that it’s all a process and every parent gets there. I learned to enjoy all the moments and cherish the time I was spending with him. Every parent worries, every parent wants to do what’s best for their child.Once I got past my fears, life became more normal. I got back into my routine (as best as you can with a baby), the stress decreased tremendously, and everything got easier.

Now at 7 months old he is a chubby, handsome, stubborn, determined, and wonderful little guy. Whether it be crawling all over, reaching for phones and remotes, or taking off his diaper, he sure keeps me on my toes. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can say without a doubt that he is the one thing in my life I am most proud of. My little guy. My everything. Hope you all are having a good week. XO