The Soulfull Project Review


Hey guys!

I was recently sent a box of sample hot cereals from The Soulfull Project for me to try out. Before I even tried the hot cereals/oatmeals, I was already in love with the company. The Soulfull Project donates a serving of their hot cereal to food banks in your area for every serving purchased. In essence, you buy one, they donate one. It is such a great thing to do. The way they give back is truly admirable.

I have to say I was surprised to like the hot cereals so much. In the past I have had steel cut oats oatmeals as well as the instant oatmeals of various flavors. With the steel cut oats, I always had to add tons of sugar to make the oatmeal taste okay and with the instant flavored oatmeals I always felt they were too soft and sweet. The hot cereals from The Soulfull Project are a wonderful balance. They have texture and a natural sweetness that, when paired with milk or almond milk, are absolutely delicious. They are the first hot cereals that I literally did not need to add anything to and was fully happy and satisfied with. They are filling and delicious, and not to mention good for you. All of their oatmeals/hot cereals are vegan and some are also gluten free. I followed their recipe guidelines when it came to the measurements. The only thing I did differently, was that I substituted water with milk or almond milk. I love that milk gives it a nice creamy consistency and I like the health benefits of using almond milk instead of just water.

I loved all of the flavors that I tried. I had the pleasure of trying the Hearty Grains and Seeds Hot Cereal (vegan and gluten free), Cinnamon Spice Multigrain Hot Cereal (vegan and gluten free), and Apple Cinnamon Multigrain Hot Cereal (vegan and gluten free). I really want to try their Brown Sugar Pecan Multigrain Hot Cereal next.

My son, who is now 5, loved all of them as well. When I tried giving him the instant oatmeals a few days later, he told me “yuck mommy, giving me the good one, not this”. This was not only hilarious to me but also pleasantly surprising that he no longer wanted the other oatmeals and really enjoyed these. I’m always looking for healthy options for my son that taste great because 5 year olds are tough critics lol.

I believe these can be found at Stop and Shop, Shoprite, Wholefoods, Amazon, and other retailers, as well as on their website. thesoulfullproject.com. I definitely recommend these. They make a great meal or snack at any time of the day. They are vegan, gluten free (most of them), healthy and delicious.

What are your family’s go to breakfast ideas? What do your kids request?

*As always, this review is my honest opinion. I have not been compensated in any way, in exchange for this review. I was sent free samples to test out and to give my honest opinion. The pictures on this post are from their website so you can see what the items look like. (I had taken pictures of the items I received and my son devouring his food but can’t find the pictures anymore. Mom life am I right?!)
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Giwox Red Diaper Bag/Backpack


Good morning everyone!! Hope you all had a great weekend. I was able to enjoy a beautiful sunny day at the park with my little one. Is it just me or is time just flying by? I can’t believe how fast time is going. My little guy is going to be 15 months tomorrow. (ahh!) But I digress lol.

 

IMG_1408 (1)I was lucky enough to be able to try out the Giwox Diaper Bag/Backpack. I have been wanting a backpack of some sort to carry all of my little guy’s stuff for some time now. I had a diaper bag already but as beautiful as it is, it is heavy on its own and is really heavy and bulky once I pack it with every possible thing my little guy could ever need (I know it’s unnecessary but it makes me feel more in control of possible meltdowns lol). I figured a backpack would be more comfortable and easier to carry for longer periods of time without causing shoulder and neck pain. I WAS SO RIGHT!

I am super happy to have the Giwox Red Diaper Bag/Backpack. I have had it for a week now and I have used it consistently since I received it. It fits everything that I had in my other diaper bag. I feel like it is more organized in this bag and easier to access than before. And for the best part, it can be carried as a regular bag, a shoulder bag, AND a backpack. I have been using it as a backpack the entire time. It feels much lighter this way and I am left with no pain by the end of the day. The bag is also really cute and made of an easy to wipe clean material.

Th Giwox Diaper Bag/Backpack comes in 3 colors (white, red, and navy) with polka dot patterns. It took me forever to choose which color I wanted because I kept going back and forth between them. I believe they vary slightly in dimensions so that is something to consider (or at least what I used as a tie breaker lol). The bag has 14 pockets which makes organization easy. It has an insulated pocket for baby food on the side and a baby wipe pocket on the opposite side. It comes with buckles, a changing mat, and a storage pouch.

My favorite things about this bag are that it can be carried as a backpack and the baby wipes pocket as well as other pockets making it easier for storing things neatly.

What I would change about this bag would be to have a slightly bigger insulated pouch on the side so that sippy cups and different sized baby foods could fit easily. ( I was only able to fit pouch foods in there and some spoons.) Also I would have the storage pouch have a zipper tab like the Giwox Diaper Bag because it is sturdier. (I was trying to cram a lot of stuff in the storage bag because I wanted my stuff separate and easy to access and while closing it or attempting to, the end of the zipper tab broke off. :( I know that it broke because of how much I had shoved in there but I wanted to point it out so that if anyone else is like me, you won’t do what I did lol)

Overall this is a really great bag made of durable and easy to clean material, good amount of pockets and space, and easy to take with you anywhere you go. I think it was great that they added the extra touches that make it really unique (insulated pocket, baby wipe pocket, multiple ways to carry it.)

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I was lucky enough to receive the Giwox Red Diaper Bag/Backpack for free in exchange for my honest review. It is currently on sale on Amazon.com for $39.99 which I think is a great deal. It is regularly priced at $69.99.

Check it out:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AJ4Q6U4   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CZG40E8   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CZDX3CQ

Does anyone else have this bag or one similar? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments section below :) If anyone would like me to do a what’s in my diaper bag post please let me know.

Thank you to Gina for sending me this bag! You have made my life much easier and less painful. Thank you everyone for being loyal readers. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my blog! XOXO

Natracure Arthritis Mittens


Hey everyone!,

It’s been such a crazy month! Some of you know that between the constant snow we have been having here and colds being passed around left and right, I have been very busy. I once again would like to thank all of my subscribers for being so understanding and supportive! XO Now down to business.

I received Natracure’s Cold Therapy Socks first and fell in love with them! I’ll link my review of them down below. I was then given the opportunity to try out their Arthritis Mittens because they were kind enough to send me them for free for my honest review.

I will start off by saying that I do not have arthritis so as to whether it alleviates arthritis pain, I cannot say. I can say, however, that they are just as well made and comfortable as their Cold Therapy Socks.

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Natracure Arthritis Mittens

The Natracure Arthritis Mittens are made of a soft fabric with polymer gel lining covering the inside layer where your hands go. They also have soft beads inside the mittens. The mittens can be used cold or hot which is great. A really neat feature is that the starburst designs on the mittens turn red when the mittens are hot to show you to use them with caution and remain blue when mittens are cool. I think this is really great. They also have a light pleasant scent.

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I love that the inner gel lining really helps to moisturize my hands while the bead sections feel really nice. I use the mittens cool to help me relax (in conjunction with the Cold Therapy Socks). I like to use the mittens warm when my hands are feeling cramped, tired, or just cold. I have also lotioned my hands and then put the mittens on to really help the lotion seep in and hydrate my skin. This is just something I decided to do and worked for me.

I really love Natracure’s Arthritis Mittens. I think that their products are really well made, great quality items. I think these are a great addition to a relaxation/spa treatment routine.

I would definitely recommend these to everyone. Check them out on their website Natracure.com

The Arthritis Mittens are currently priced at $24.99

If you have tried any of their products that you would recommend me trying or any of your favorite relaxation items please comment down below. Thanks! XO

 

My review on Natracure’s Cold Therapy Socks http://mommylifeguru.com/?p=218

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Natracure Cold Therapy Socks Review


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I have to start with stating that these socks arrived at the perfect time. I have been having a stressful few weeks and these socks have helped me relax and unwind. At first glance, they look like pampering spa treatment socks and instantly make me feel like I am pampering myself. The Natracure cold therapy socks are super comfortable and soft.

The socks come with a full gel pack on the bottom of each and half sized gel pack on the top portion of each sock. The gel inserts can be removed. The socks themselves are soft and stretchy. I love that the cold therapy socks can be worn cold or heated up (heated in the microwave for 10 seconds each side- the socks come with instructions so no worries :) .) I enjoy wearing them cold when my feet are sore and hot from a long day. The socks really cool my feet off while relaxing me. Today I heated them up and they gently warmed up my cold aching feet. These are a great addition to a pampering routine or great for unwinding after a long day. They also claim to help with inflammation and swelling (I didn’t have either so I can’t confirm or deny it) I can say that they helped with soreness in my feet as well as hot feet. My only complaint is that I wish the gel packs stayed warm for a longer period of time but then again if that were the case I would probably live in the socks lol.

I wore these numerous times( for research purposes of course lol), sometimes cold sometimes hot and I have to say I really have enjoyed the Natracure Cold Therapy Socks. I think they are great for everyone.

The socks are washable and reusable. The socks sell for $19.99 on the Natracure website: natracure.com

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They have a 60 day Money Back Guarantee which I think is really great, although I don’t think you’ll need it after trying them :). Check them out.

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Disclaimer: Natracure sent me a complimentary pair of their Cold Therapy Socks for review. All opinions and reviews, as always, are my own and always 100% honest. I have nothing to gain from lying to you guys and never would :). As always thank you for your continued support of my blog. Love you guys! XO

 

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My Thoughts on Graze Subscription Box


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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.

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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 :)

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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!

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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.

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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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