I’m Moving!!!

I’m moving!  But don’t worry guys, I’m not going very far.  For the past 5 1/2 years, I have been using this WordPress hosted blog, and it’s been wonderful.  I have found, however, that my needs have outgrown this free blog, and I have made the switch to being self-hosted!  So what does that mean?  Well, not much for you guys, but it means such great things for me!  I will now have the ability to embed videos into posts, giveaways will be able to run much smoother with the giveaway widget displayed directly in the post as opposed to having to click a link and leave the page, plus other cool things I just couldn’t do here.

You’ll be able to find me at http://www.stephanyssweetlife.com/ from this point forward, but that’s really all that’s changing is my domain name.  The appearance will be the same, the content will be the same, and of course, I will always be there.  This blog will remain in existence as I just can’t stand to shut it down.  This blog has been my baby for the past 5 1/2 years, and besides my children, is one of the things I’m most proud of.  I will have opportunities to bring you guys even better content, and I hope you all follow me there to see all the fun new things.  So this isn’t goodbye, this is just the beginning of a whole new adventure that I can’t wait to embark on.  Catch ya later alligators!!

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Healthier Halloween Treats from GoGo squeeZ

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Halloween is just around the corner, and I set out on a mission to find healthier treat options for Halloween.  We all know as parents that our kids will walk away from trick-or-treating with about 20 lbs worth of sugar, with very few healthier treat alternatives in their Halloween haul.  This year, stock up on all the great GoGo suqeeZ flavors that little trick-or-treaters will love.  (And parents too!!)

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There are SO many fabulous flavors to choose from!  Stock up on one flavor, or grab a box of each!  With over 20 varieties of fruit and veggieZ on-the-go, GoGo squeeZ is so much more than just Applesauce, they’re Goodness on the Go!

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Zippin’ Zingin’ Pear is one of my favorite to give to my children.  Zippin’ Zingin’ Pear is the healthy snack that keeps up with little ones.  The signature GoGo squeeZ pouch is packed with pears, apples, and carrots – and it’s scrumptio-licious!  With hidden veggies and a delicious flavor kids love, it makes for a product parents love too!

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Gimme Five was a new flavor for us, but it was just as delightful as we’d hoped it would be.  Packed with five kinds of fruit, Gimme Five GoGo squeeZ is five kinds of deliciousness.  A bountiful blend of apples, mangos, strawberries, peaches and bananas, this powerful pouch is a healthy on-the-go fruit snack that anyone can enjoy – anywhere, anytime.

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Who doesn’t love the classic Apple Apple, right?  The original GoGo squeeZ applesauce, Apple Apple, is made with 100% real fruit, and is 100% portable and fun to eat.  So no matter where kids are go-going, they can always snack on a healthy, tasty treat.

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Apple Peach is perfect no matter how old you are.  Everyone loves peach!  This Apple Peach blend is a portable fruit pouch packed with peaches and apples is a treat for anybody’s tastebuds.

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A fall-time favorite in our home is the Apple Cinnamon.  This spicy spin on a true original adds a bit of zesty cinnamon goodness to a classic applesauce favorite.  It’s simply the go-to healthy snack for every kid on the GoGo.

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Oh my berries…this Apple Berry is delish!  Loaded with yummy apples, raspberries and blackberries, Apple Berry GoGo squeeZ goes wherever your kids go.  They’re a healthy fruit snack for kids’ taste buds, made with 100% fruit and packed with nutritious goodness.  How berry delightful!

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GoGo squeeZ Yogurtz are something that my kids recently fell in love with so we were supper happy to see some new flavors!  Banana Yogurtz is the new hot commodity in our home.  This real low fat yogurt combines yogurt and banana together in a beautiful match-up, packed into a convenient pouch.  GoGo squeeZ YogurtZ can be stored at room temperature until opened!  A treat so cool it doesn’t have to be cold.

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Berry Yogurtz is another super delicious treat any kid would be happy to get in their treat bag on Halloween.  Just like the banana flavor, Berry Yogurtz starts with real low fat yogurt and combines strawberries, blueberries and raspberries for an out of this world flavor combination.  Just like the banana,  you can keep Berry Yogurtz at room temperature until ready to eat.

There’s never been a better time to offer healthier Halloween treat alternatives, your little trick-or-treaters will love GoGo squeeZ.  What flavors will you stock up on for this Halloween??

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Function Meets Beauty With This Songmics Bamboo Lap Desk

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If you’ve followed my blog for even a short amount of time, I’m sure you’ll notice that I have been finding lots of great household items from Songmics that I just can’t live without.  From organization to furniture to laundry storage, there’s no area of your home that Songmics can’t help tackle.

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It’s no secret that I work on the computer…A LOT!  Sometimes I don’t feel like using my desktop, but my laptop has always been inconvenient.  It makes my lap hot, and let’s face it, a lap just isn’t that study anyways.  I came across this Songmics Bamboo Lap Desk and I knew that I just had to try it.  This desk had all of the great features I was looking for so I decided to put it to the test.

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This lap desk perfectly blends function with design which makes it very aesthetically pleasing.  The stopper on the front edge helps keep your laptop securely in place when you have the desk top angled for better viewing.  The cut out design not only offers a wonderful visual appeal, but it also helps to keep your laptop from overheating…perfect for a heavy tech user like myself.  The built in mouse pad is truly a genius part of the design.  No extra equipment to fool with, no mouse pad moving around, just a user friendly experience that everyone who uses this desk will love.  The small drawer on the side is perfect for keeping small items secure while you work.  I love keeping a pad of sticky notes in there to jot down what I need and get back to work.  The legs ingeniously lock into place to keep the whole desk sturdy so you can work without any worry.  The foldable design is convenient for storage when you’re not using it which makes this quite possibly one of my favorite items I’ve tried this year!

This lap desk is currently 15% off, perfect for the Back To School season!!  Whether you’re shopping for yourself or some lucky friend or family member, you can’t go wrong with Songmics.  Check out all they have to offer so you can find the item that’s just right for you.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Fabulous Foods Your Fur Kids Will Love From Chewy.com

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It’s our favorite time of the month again…trying out some new goodies from our friends at Chewy.com!  You should all know by now how much Venus and Hermes LOVE getting to try out new stuff, and this month we got to pick some really great items that suit each dog perfectly.

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This month I picked a new food for both Venus and Hermes to try.  I was looking for something specifically that suited each dog, and Zignature Pork Limited Ingredient Formula and Nutro Wild Frontier Adult Cold Water Recipe were just the things that we were looking for.

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I decided to try the Nutro Wild Frontier Adult Cold Water Recipe Grain-Free Salmon Dry Dog Food with Venus and she absolutely loves it!  This Nutro food offers a grain-free, high-protein diet for your dog’s natural instincts.  This great-tasting dry dog food satisfies your dog’s hunger with real salmon and provides the steady energy they need to run and play all day…perfect for an active dog in the Arizona heat!  Best of all, Nutro Wild Frontier Cold Water Recipe is made in their U.S. facilities with quality ingredients from around the world. Feed your dog what they instinctually crave.

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Venus was a little unsure of the new food at first.  I could tell the smell intrigued her, but it took a little coaxing for her to take that first bite.  After I had her try it, she just couldn’t get enough.  She laid down, finished the bowl, and looked at me with a look of “what, no more?”, haha!

Key benefits of Nutro Wild Frontier Adult Cold Water Recipe Grain-Free Salmon Dry Dog Food:

  • Number-one ingredient is great-tasting, real cod which delivers amino acids to build muscle and maintain a healthy metabolism. Give your dog all that she needs to thrive and stay healthy.
  • This product is formulated to be high in protein which helps keep your dog full and happy. Ideally made without grains, corn gluten meal, wheat or soy protein. Because of this there is a less chance of aggravating food sensitivities and allergies.
  • Provides the fuel necessary to bolster aerobic capacity while ensuring long term energy. Ensures steady energy for the active lifestyle of physically driven dogs
  • Made with absolutely no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. This is a high quality product that is produced in the manufacturer’s own facilities to ensure safety and quality.
  • Nutro’s dedicated team of experts tailor their formulas to your pet’s life stage and health condition. They only use natural ingredients that they directly buy and can trace back to their suppliers.

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Old man Hermes loves his canned dog food, this is no secret.  Sometimes getting him to accept a new food can be a challenge but he really took to the Zignature Pork Limited Ingredient Formula Grain-Free Canned Dog Food.  This canned dog food offers a unique and hypoallergenic protein option, it’s great for dogs with allergies or sensitivities—and that’s just the beginning of why pork is so great for your furry pal.  As a rich dietary source of protein with a healthy amino acid profile, it’s full of essential vitamins and minerals to offer whole nutrition for deserving dogs.  But he’ll just care about the great flavor, which will keep him coming back to the bowl as he gobbles down bite after bite of good-for-him food.

Key benefits of Zignature Pork Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Canned Dog Food:

  • Pork is a rich dietary source of protein, containing a healthy amino acid profile.
  • Unique protein is hypoallergenic, making it great for dogs with allergies or sensitivities.
  • Excellent source of selenium, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, niacin, phosphorus and iron.
  • Rich in thiamin, one of the B-vitamins that plays an essential role in various body functions.
  • Low glycemic and contains no grain, corn, wheat, soy, dairy, chicken, chicken eggs or chicken by-products.

My pups gave these Chewy.com goodies two paws up!  We can’t wait to see what our Chewy friends have in store for next month.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Stephany’s Sweet Life Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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It’s that time of year again…the holidays will soon be upon us.  This is just the beginning of my Holiday Gift Guide, I plan on this being the biggest, best Holiday Gift Guide yet.  There will be new categories added along the way, this isn’t it!  Check back often to see all of the great gift ideas for this year.

 

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Vivitar has tons of great gift options!  Never miss a moment with the 8.1 Megapixel Digital Camcorder. With a jumbo size 1.8 inch preview screen and amazing high definition, this camera is sure to outrank the rest.

(Vivitar Review Coming Soon)

 

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If you’re looking for the perfect gift, send one that is fresh, delicious, and memorable.  For more than 20 year, FunkyChunky has been carefully hand-crafted in small batches.  Explore FunkyChunky’s many artisan flavor combinations for an utterly indulgent gift.

(FunkyChunky Review Coming Soon)

 

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Luxe by Mr. Bubble is a great way to help that special lady in  your life unwind after a long day.  These bath and body essentials will help her relax and escape the day.

(Luxe By Mr. Bubble Review Coming Soon)

 

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Every man on your list NEEDS these awesome RYOBI tools.  These tools are incredibly dependable, and you won’t find anything else like them.  Find RYOBI tools exclusively at your local Home Deopt.

(You can read my RYOBI review from earlier this year here, hoping to bring you all a review of some awesome new tools in the near future!)

 

 

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Thimble is a great gift for teens!  They can build their own electronics at home with this awesome subscription box.  DIY electronics kits delivered straight to your door every month…how cool is that?

(Thimble Review Coming Soon)

 

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Flip Zee Girls are some of the cutest dolls ever!  Each girl is two dolls in one and features colorful, wacky hair, a beautiful dress and a unique personality.  Choose from Zara Flower, Zabrina Ballerina, Zandy Candy, Zoey Bear, Zana Strawberry and Zuri Cat.

(Flip Zee Girls Review Coming Soon)

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FlipaZoo are super cute stuffed animals that my daughter fell in love with last year.  Each stuffed animal features two soft, cuddly characters that flip back and forth for two times the fun!

(FlipaZoo Review Coming Soon)

 

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Is your little one ready for hours of fun?  Try Orbeez, the wackiest little seeds that magically grow over 150 times their size when hydrated in water!  The Magic Chef set is perfect for boys and girls that love to have fun in the kitchen.  Now they can create their own real-life inspired dishes.

(Read the Orbeez Magic Chef Set Review Here)

 

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A favorite from generation to generation.  Groovy Girls was created from the idea that each individual is unique in their own way.  They encourage girls to celebrate self-identity, friendship and diversity.  This award-winning soft doll collection is a great gift for girls and boys age three and up!

(Groovy Girls Review Coming Soon)

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Peaceable Kingdom offers lots of great games for the whole family.  Cooperative play helps kids learn to make group decisions and work together.  Kids who learn to play well together, play well in the world.

(Peaceable Kingdom Review Coming Soon)

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FlipaZoo Mini Collectibles are perfect for stocking stuffers!  Little ones already LOVE the larger FlipaZoo’s and they’re go nuts over these little minis.

(FlipaZoo Mini Review Coming Soon)

 

 

 

Give the Gift of Fun This Holiday Season With the Orbeez Magic Chef Set

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If you’re shopping for a little one that likes to create this holiday season, Orbeez has lots of great options no matter what your little one is in to.  Orbeez are something that my daughter fell in love with last year when she got the Soothing Spa, and the fun just keeps on coming with creative new Orbeez products.  These bouncy, crazy, wacky balls are truly a sight to see.  Soak the Orbeez, watch them grow, and let the fun begin!  Crush ‘em, soak ‘em, bounce ‘em and more!

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The Magic Chef set is the newest addition to the Orbeez family, and you should already guess that my daughter just couldn’t wait to get her hands on it.  Now your little one can create a beautiful masterpiece of food!  Everything you need to make sushi, ice cream, and more is included in the kit.  With the new super fine crush compound the food looks so real and so tasty.  Now your little one can wow your family and friends with these one-of-a-kind dishes and watch their jaws drop to the floor.  Cooking has never been more silly!

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Everything your little could possibly imagine is included in the Orbeez Magic Chef kit.  You’ll probably want to pick up some extra Orbeez packages because your little one will want to keep creating and creating.  With stain free fun that’s easy to clean up…how could you say no?

Magic Chef Kit includes:

  • Machine
  • Measuring Cup
  • Large Crusher
  • Bowl
  • Mini Crusher
  • Plate
  • Food Molds
  • 1 Ice Cream Cone
  • 1 Spoon
  • 5 Recipe Cards
  • 2 Spatulas
  • 1 Sushi Leaf
  • 2 Sushi Wraps
  • 14 Orbeez™ Seed Packs (150 count)

It took a little bit of help from me, but my daughter really had a blast putting together some fun meals that she couldn’t wait to show off to the whole family.  The Orbeez Magic Chef set is ideal for boys and girls 5 years and older, and with no batteries to replace the fun is virtually endless!

No matter what your little one is in to, check out all of the great Orbeez toys to find just the right gift for your little one this holiday season.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Lunchbox Snacks You HAVE to have this Back To School Season

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It’s that time of year where we’re all searching for great lunchbox friendly snacks, right?  I know it’s always a struggle to find snacks my kids will enjoy that also fit easily into their lunchboxes, so I figured what better time of year than now to share with you some of our favorite picks for this Back To School season.

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Welch’s Fruit Rolls are the newest thing we’ve come across that my kids (and husband) absolutely love.  These super fun to eat fruit rolls deliver the same quality my family loves in Welch’s Fruit Snacks, in a new, irresistibly fun format.  Featuring fruit as its first ingredient, they come in three mouthwatering flavors: Berry, Tropical Punch, and White Grape Strawberry.  We’ve tried the Tropical Punch and Berry which were AMAZING, and now I’m on the hunt to try the White Grape Strawberry…that one sounds absolutely incredible!

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Don’t let size fool you, The Little Kernel may be miniature popcorn, but the flavor is big and the ingredients just can’t be beat.  The Little Kernel keeps it real with no artificial ingredients.  Popped in olive oil and using only quality ingredients, the Little Kernel is on a quest to bring you the best.  Prepare your taste buds for their arrival at the frontline of fun with his lineup of adventurous flavors.  Each kernel is gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy-free, kosher and certified whole grain.

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Go Organically Fruit Snacks are one of my favorites to send my kiddos off to school with.  These fruit snacks are USDA-certified organic, made with real fruit, GMO-free, gluten-free and preservative-free.  Even better, these tasty and smart snacks are only 70 calories for each individual pack, so no matter who you’re shopping for or what their dietary restrictions are (or lack thereof) everyone can enjoy these tasty treats.

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Viki’s Granola On-the-Go Packs are perfect for little ones who need a crunchy treat to get them through the day.  Viki’s granola is made with 100% all natural ingredients, gluten-free and baked with love.  With a fresh, soft and chewy texture, Viki’s Granola is great to enjoy on its own or with yogurt for a nutritious snack.  From a successful bake sale adventure to a delicious treat enjoyed by thousands…you simply can’t go wrong with Viki’s granola.

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My oldest son LOVES olives, so I was really happy to find these Gaea Organic Snack Olives to toss into my sons lunch.  These olives are packed in a handy re-sealable package, without liquid, allowing the convenience of snacking now and later…perfect for a constantly-hungry teenage boy.  These olives are 100% natural, containing zero additives or preservatives and very low salinity, Gaea’s Organic Olives make for a delicious savory snack.

Those super active kids are going to need refreshing drinks to get them through the day, right?  I have a few staples that I keep on hand for my kiddos that I think yours will love too!

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Skip the soda by opting for Sparkling Ice’s 8oz. Slim Cans.  Perfect for lunchboxes or backpacks with it’s compact size!  This slightly carbonated light and refreshing beverage contains Zero Calories, Zero Carbs, is Gluten Free, and is Sodium Free.

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Brooklyn Organics is the perfect beverage for those looking for a sugar-free drink option.  Whether I’m planning lunches for my children or even just a delicious snack for myself, Brooklyn Organics is a MUST!  Each contains a bold fizz in a svelte packaging and is USDA Organic-certified, non-GMO, Kosher, Gluten Free and Caffeine Free.

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If you have young children, chances are you already know what Aqua Ball is.  Aqua Ball drinks are my daughter’s favorite drink to take to school.  AquaBall’s naturally flavored water is the only zero-sugar, zero-calorie, zero-preservative children’s beverage around.  Available in four flavors and featuring fan favorite Disney and Marvel characters, AquaBall is not only fun for kids, but also smart for parents.

I hope you try some or all of these snacks this Back To School season and let me know what your kiddos think of them!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***