Summer Eats Your Pets Will Love From



I’m sure you all know by now how much my pets love getting goodies to try out from their friends at  This month we got a couple different kinds of food to try out and no surprise here…they were a huge hit with my furkids!



This month we chose a couple new things to try out; Taste Of The Wild Canned Dog Food Southwest Canyon flavor (very fitting for our Arizona region), and American Journey Chicken And Sweet Potato Grain-Free Dry Dog Food.


My 13 year old rescue pup needs some TLC and a much softer diet than my younger dog.  Hermes prefers the taste and texture of wet food and this Taste Of The Wild Southwest Canyon quickly became one of his favorite things.  Sometimes his appetite is lacking due to his canine dysfunction (aka doggy alzheimers) and it can be a chore to get him to eat.  The Taste Of The Wild food seems to keep him interested and satisfied so I’m a huge fan of this food now as well.  Some other great benefits of Taste Of The Wild:

  • Grain-free complete and balanced formula can also be fed as your pet’s sole diet
  • Beef is the first ingredient along with sweet potatoes and peas, providing great sources of highly digestible energy
  • Supplemented with vegetables and fruits, this formula delivers antioxidants to help give your furry friend a healthy lifestyle
  • Formula provides an optimal amino acid profile
  • Made right here in the USA!


I figured that the American Journey Chicken And Sweet Potato was going to be something my dog Venus liked, but I had no idea how much!  She enjoys the taste of this dry food so much that you can use it like treats and she will just gobble it up.  Whether it’s in her bowl or in  your hand, she’ll do whatever it takes to get a taste of that sweet, sweet American Journey (haha!).  Despite a great flavor dogs will love, there are lots of other great benefits of American Journey dry food:

  • Grain-free dog food that’s also free of corn, wheat and soy to help food sensitive pets avoid fillers that might upset their stomach.
  • Nutritious fruits and vegetables like blueberries, carrots and dried kelp provide vitamins, minerals, antioxidants for immune system support, and phytonutrients.
  • High-protein dog food with real, deboned chicken is not only delicious for your pup but full of amino acids that help maintain lean muscle mass.
  • Salmon oil and flaxseed provide omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, including long-chain DHA, which helps support your dog’s skin and coat health and brain and eye development.
  • Includes fiber-rich chickpeas and sweet potatoes for energy that lasts throughout every adventure.

No matter what your pets’ personality and appetite, there are lots of great items available at…make sure you check out all they have to offer and reap the benefits of quality pet products delivered straight to your door at unbeatable prices.



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

Make Your 4th Of July Party Epic With Oriental Trading



If you’re looking to throw the best 4th Of July party ever, Oriental Trading is your one stop shop for all of your patriotic party needs.  From patriotic tablecloths to party supplies for guests of all ages, Oriental Trading has a little something special for everyone.



I picked out a variety of party supplies that will fit our 4th Of July party perfectly this year.  We’ll have a mix of adult and child party guests, so I got a wide variety of items so that nobody gets left out.


Having a patriotic party scene to throw a great 4th Of July party is a must.  Thanks to Oriental Trading I was able to completely deck out my table and keep everything in the traditional red, white, and blue.  The Stars and Stripes Plastic Tablecloth really helps set the patriotic mood while everything else compliments it so well.  (The tablecloth is actually a lot bigger than pictured here, I have it folded over in half.)  I love the ‘rustic’ look and I was pleasantly surprised to find some rustic patriotic tableware as well.  The Rustic 4th Square Paper Dinner Plates, Rustic 4th Square Dessert Plates, and Rustic 4th Luncheon Napkins all pair so perfectly together!  Throw in the Patriotic Tableware Caddy and Patriotic Paper Straws and you’ve got the cutest 4th of July table ever!


What better way to offer some fun for the kiddos than a patriotic themed pinata?!  I thought the Baseball Pinata would be perfect for our party, it is a classic American icon after all.  I was surprised by how vast the patriotic candy selection is at Oriental Trading!  There were so many great options that I couldn’t help but pick a few.  The kids will have fun bursting this pinata open and finding the patriotic lollipops, USA Flag Tootsie Rolls, Red White And Blue Taffy, Patriotic Bubblegum, and USA Candy Bracelets!


With all of that candy up for grabs, kids will love these Patriotic Goody Bags!  Throw in some Stars & Stripes Folding Hand Fans and Patriotic Glow In The Dark Bracelets and your little party guests will mark this down in their book as the best. party. ever.


If you’re throwing a pool party this 4th Of July (like we are) you HAVE to have one of these Inflatable American Flag Coolers!  Don’t underestimate the size of this thing…it is HUGE!  I’m 5′ 3″ and this inflatable cooler comes up to my hip, so keep in mind the size to make sure you can accommodate it.  Despite the patriotic theme, this is something that we will be using often as residents of Arizona.  On our next river trip we’ll be bringing this cooler and staying hydrated and cool all day long.

Make your 4th Of July Party the most epic party on the block with Oriental Trading.


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

Beat The Dog Days Of Summer With Swimline



Whether you’re looking for inflatables the whole family will enjoy or just a great way to add a new lever of fun to your 4th Of July pool party, Swimline has a wide variety of products that everyone will love.  From small kid inflatables to oversized and sports inflatables, Swimline has a little bit of everything.


I received a selection of Swimline’s inflatables to try out with my family and we have been having so much fun!  Not only are we using these on a daily basis, but they will help make our 4th Of July pool party a huge hit!


The Swimline Baseball Glove Float captures the image of an iconic American item.  This oversized glove float is a great catch for any man, woman, or child that loves the sport of baseball.  Although my “child” is using this raft, don’t be fooled by the size.  My son is 5’11” (much taller than me) so he makes the raft look a little small.  Measurements- 62″ x 49″ x 16″.


This Swimline Giant Giraffe Ride-On is HUGE!  This giraffe will make your pool the place to be this summer.  Bring the zoo right to your own backyard with this large sized, super comfortable giraffe pool float.  My kids just can’t get enough of this giraffe!  It’s towering size makes for super-sized fun the whole family will enjoy.


I was super surprised by how large and accommodating this Seashell Lounge is.  Whether you just want to sprawl out alone or lounge with friends, this seashell will definitely help you come out of your shell this summer.


The Swimline Benjamin Franklin Money Inflatable is a fun novelty that everyone loves.  I mean, who doesn’t want a few extra Benjamin’s?  (HAHA!)   This inflatable will “Make It Rain” fun in your pool all summer long on a float that is seriously Money.



Another favorite among the kiddos is the Swimline LOL Moose Ride On.  This LOL Moose is 54 inches of inflatable fun that will make your kids “LOL” while they play and have fun.


My little girl wanted something sized just right for her and that she could call all her own so the Swimline Lobster Ride On was the perfect one for her.  It’s compact size makes it easy to blow up and easy for kids to help inflate too.


The Hot Dog Battle by Swimline was both of my son’s favorite item out of all of them.  Hot Dog Battle is the funnest way to beat the dog days of summer.  The inflatable boppers are safe and fun for all…whether you’re 5 or 75.


Sometimes you just want to sit back and relax, and you guessed it, Swimline has got options for that as well.  The U-Seat Pool Float and Capri Seat make it easy to stay cool, relax, and enjoy the summer days in style.  Each seat has cup holders so you can keep a drink with you and just chill.

I have to say that I am really impressed with the quality of the vinyl all of the Swimline inflatables were made from.  We typically pick up cheap rafts from a local dollar store and I can absolutely see the difference in the Swimline products vs. the cheap, poorly made options out there.  We can’t wait to add more Swimline floaties to our collection and make our next river trip the best we’ve ever had.


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

Feed Your Party Guests Like Kings This 4th Of July With Greensbury


There should be nothing more impressive than fireworks at a 4th of July party than a great meal shared with family and friends.  Thanks to Greensbury, you can feed your party guests like kings with great American organic meat and wild seafood.  Finding quality food at local grocery stores can be a challenge.  Greensbury delivers all of their quality food straight to your door, saving you time and money all while providing a superior product.


I received some burgers and skirt steak to try out from Greensbury and I have to say that I’m super impressed with just how incredibly high quality the meat was.  Not only was the flavor absolute perfection, but the meat was so tender and juicy it was insane.


The Greensbury Organic Grass-Fed Burgers are made from the cattle raised on the Greensbury ranches in the Dakotas.  The cattle are raised on a diet that’s completely grass-fed and grass finished.  The cattle get to freely roam on open pastures and are never fed hormones or antibiotics.  All of the love and care that goes into the cattle really comes through in the flavor and texture of the meat.  I’m not always the biggest hamburger fan like the rest of my family, but these burgers were AMAZING!  The burger was juicy while bursting with flavor that is out of this world.


The Greensbury Organic Grass-Fed Skirt Steak is hands down the best skirt steak I’ve ever had…ever.  These cuts of skirt steak come from the same Greensbury ranches in the Dakotas that the burgers are made from.  The marbling on these cuts of meat leaves a tender finished product that will make your mouth water.  I have been so let down by the skirt steak I find locally that I stopped making one of my family’s favorite meals, carne asada.  I used the Greensbury skirt steak to make carne asada for the first time in a long time and my family just couldn’t get enough.  I will be ordering the skirt steak from Greensbury again in the near future…now that I’ve had their meat I will never be able to go back to grocery store bought cuts.  (If you want to try my carne asada recipe, click here.  You’ll also be able to see how inferior the meat available locally is)

So, what makes Greensbury so different?

  • icon_certification_usda-organicGreensbury’s organic meat satisfies all USDA organic regulatory standards. This means their cattle have year-round access to the outdoors, are never subject to genetic engineering, are fed certified organic feed, and raised on certified organic land.


  • icon_certification_grass-fedGreensbury’s cattle are raised on small, family-run farms where they enjoy a grass-fed and grass-finished diet. They freely roam and are fed only grass and forage for their entire lives.


  • icon_certification_humanely-raised.png Greensbury’s cattle live their lives the way nature intended. They spend the duration of their lives freely roaming on open pastures and are even provided with optional shelter in cases of inclement weather.


  • icon_certification_vegetarian-fed Greensbury’s chickens are raised on feed that is made entirely from plant materials and free of animal by-products.


  • icon_certification_wild-caught Greensbury’s seafood is sourced from oceans and fisheries that are certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or rated either “Green” or “Yellow” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.


  • icon_certification_sustainably-raised.png Greensbury’s animals are raised in a manner that conserves natural resources and biodiversity using systems and techniques that conserve and protect the environment.


Feed your guests like kings this 4th of July and taste the Greensbury difference.  Once you have their incredible meats, you’ll never be able to go back to store bought cuts of meat again.


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

Summer Snacks From Graze Your Tastebuds Will Thank You For



If you guys haven’t heard of Graze yet, it’s a really great snack subscription box that allows you to customize your selection of treats so you get something that’s just right for you.  With over a hundred different snack options, it’s hard not to find a great variety that you can’t wait to try out.  If you follow certain diets or have any food aversions, Graze helps you customize your box to your snacking needs.


I received a variety of the snacks I ranked highest on my “must try” list and I am incredibly surprised at just how delicious each snack was.  I went camping on the lake with my children and husband so these little snack packs came in very handy!  It was a great way to stay nourished without compromising my way of eating that was also super convenient.


Whether you’re craving sweet or savory, this snack is sure to satisfy.  Graze’s specially designed dipper punnet means that you can enjoy dunking dippers into peanut butter even when you’re on the go.  Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try drizzling your peanut butter over frozen yogurt and sprinkling crushed dippers on top!  These Protein Peanut Butter Dippers With Pretzel Sticks are a must!


If you’re like me you love a great everything bagel but don’t love all the calories that come along with it.  In this New York Everything Bagel snack pack, you’ll find a perfect blend of flavors at only 150 calories so you can feel good about the snack you’re indulging in.


This Strawberries and Cream Protein Granola Topper was one of my favorite snacks included in my box.  It all started with creamy yogurt, tasty yet plain, waiting for the right topper to come along.  After some experimenting in the kitchen, Graze came up with a quick, easy way to make yogurt so much more exciting.  A new, tasty way to get a little extra protein into your diet.


Sesame Garlic Crunch was another one of my favorites, it is so tasty!  These sesame sticks are infused with garlic to create one of my favorite flavor combinations.  Graze’s taste experts then added soy-infused crackers made with oat bran for a tasty source of dietary fiber…what more could you ask for?


Oh. Em. Gee.  This Salted Fudge And Peanut Cookie is delicious!  Salted caramel is one of the most famous flavor combinations and the sweet and salty taste has stood the test of time (so far)!  Graze deconstructed the salted fudge & peanut cookie to make a tasty Graze style snack.  The buttery flavor comes from creamy vanilla fudge sprinkled in with protein-boosting peanuts for an addicting salty twist.  And possibly the best part are the mini cocoa cookies!


The Lightly Salted Popping Corn is a perfect treat to settle down with.  Sometimes there’s nothing better than a bag of popcorn fresh out of the oven.  Graze’s popping corn has small pinch of salt and is a great source of fiber. At only 130 calories, it’s the perfect light snack whether you’re at your desk or in front of the TV.


Garden Of England shows just how creative Graze can be.  They wanted to capture the feeling of summer in a snack and I think they did a delightful job.  This sweet, juicy mix is a huge summertime favorite and after just one bite you’ll see why.  The bright, juicy, fruity flavors pack a punch of taste your tongue will love.


Last, but not least, I also received Summer Berry Flapjack in my box and I’m so glad this one was included!  Flapjacks are a tasty treat that the Graze experts put a delicious berry twist on.  You’ve never tasted a snack like this before!  The Graze flapjacks are made by the White family from their own 30 year-old recipe.  These tasty treats are hand baked in small batches to prevent the rustic rolled oats from damaging, which is why Graze flapjacks are such a great source of fiber and taste truly homemade.

This summer is the perfect time to try Graze snacks!  See how good it feels to snack healthy and indulge without ruining that summer body you’ve worked so hard for!


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

Get Your 4th Of July Party Twisted With Twisted Shotz


I’m sure you’ll all remember how much I fell in love with Twisted Shotz earlier this year.  Twisted Shotz offers bar quality drinks that you can enjoy at home for the most epic party you’re friends will never forget.  Each shot is grab and go making it easy to get the party started no matter where you are.


Twisted Shotz has all new flavors and pack options so I was SUPER excited to try them out.  I loved all of the flavors I had tried so far but these ones sounded more delicious than ever.


The Twisted Shotz Getaway Party Pack was the PERFECT addition to my weekend camping trip on the lake.  We stayed on the beach at Princess Cove for a couple days with family and friends, and Twisted Shotz were a HUGE hit!  The Twisted Shotz Getaway Party Pack includes:

  • Moscow Mule Kick (3)
  • Miami Vice (3)
  • Whipped Chocolate (3)
  • Pussy Cat (3)
  • Peaches And Cream (3)

I wish I could tell you which one was my favorite flavor, but they were all so delicious it would be just impossible to pick one.


Moscow Mule Kick is one of the flavors that I hadn’t tried yet but it sounded pretty interesting.  I like lime but I’m typically not a huge ginger fan.  These shots had just the right balance of flavors and were very palate pleasing.  The mix of Lime and Ginger Liquor is the perfect balance for a shot that can’t resist.


Miami Vice is a tasty little treat that will leave you wondering how Twisted Shotz managed to fit the essence of Miami in such a tiny little shot glass.  The flavors of Pina Colada and Strawberry Daiquiri mix on your tongue in a way that’s so sweet you can’t help but reach for another.


Whipped Chocolate was my absolute favorite of all the flavors.  This sweet shot is a combination of whipped cream vodka and chocolate liqueur that will have you whipped in no time.  If you’re a chocoholic like me, this is a shot that you’ll love…it’s like dessert in a glass!


Pussy Cat is the newest flavor to join the Twisted Shotz family and I have to say it’s absolutely incredible.  Watermelon vodka and pina colada liqueur make one of the best flavor combinations I’ve probably ever come across.


Peaches and Cream was another new one I hadn’t tried but I’m so glad it was included in the Getaway Party Pack.  Sitting pretty along side a vanilla cream vodka, peach schnapps has never paired so well.  And if you think they’re pretty in the glass, just wait until they meet in your mouth!  Talk about a match made in heaven!

This 4th of July is the perfect time to add Twisted Shotz to your party, but remember, Twisted Shotz are for those 21 and older only…consume responsibly.


***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 Summer Fun Guide 2017



It’s that time of year again…the summer is upon us!  Whether you’re looking to throw a great party, keep kids entertained, enjoy the best summer treats or just stay looking your best this summer…this guide is for you!  I will keep adding products all season long so make sure you check back often for the latest and greatest summer finds.






No 4th of July party would be whole without a great fireworks show.  If you’re looking for fireworks at great prices for your summer celebrations is your one stop shop.  Buy fireworks online this summer or any time with

( Review Coming Soon)


Oriental Trading is your one stop shop for all of your must-have party supplies.  From decorations to toys patriotic candies, Oriental Trading has it all.

(Read the Oriental Trading Review Here)


What 4th of July party is complete without a great pool party?  Swimline has some of the greatest inflatables around for kids and adults alike.  Add some fun to your pool party this 4th of July with Swimline.

(Read the Swimline Review Here)


Twisted Shotz are hands down the greatest party drink for the 21 and over crowd.  Two tasty drinks combined into one incredible tasting shot for a party that’s sure to please.  Tons of great flavors and fun party packs to get your party started right.

(Read the Twisted Shotz Review Here)





Goliath Games has tons of great games to get kids outdoors this summer.  From fun fishing accessories to new crazy-fun balls, Goliath Games has something for every little one.

(Goliath Games Review Coming Soon)



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)



Long gone are the days of ill-fitting headphones for kids.  CozyPhones are the perfect solution for kids!  Soft, cozy headphones that fit perfect every time.  No struggling with falling off, pain from oversized earbuds, or frustration from equipment too large for little heads.

(CozyPhones Review Coming Soon)



Summer was always the time I loved to dress up and pretend to be whatever my imagination could think up.  Great Pretenders has lots of great dress-up costumes so your little one can live out their adventures to the fullest.  Whether they’re a pirate, princess, mermaid, doctor…you name it…Great Pretenders has something for every little one out there.

(Great Pretenders Review Coming Soon)



Despicable Me 3 is one of the most anticipated movies of the summer.  The third movie in this trilogy looks like the funniest yet and my family can’t wait to see it!  This year keep your kids entertained with a Despicable Me 3 Coloring Book.

(Despicable Me 3 Coloring Book Review Coming Soon)





When it’s time to do my hair in the summer, I dread it.  Living in Arizona and standing under that blow dryer can be brutal.  With the Conair Quick Blow Dry Pro Vent Brush you can dry your hair in a fraction of the time with professional quality results.

(Conair Quick Blow Dry Pro Vent Brush Review Coming Soon)


Scünci Heathered Knotted Ponytailers are the perfect accessory for summer-time activity.  Keep your hair in place and looking great with these super cute hair ties.

(Scünci Heathered Knotted Ponytailers Review Coming Soon)


DDF Advanced Mirco-Exfoliation Cleanser will be your best companion this summer.  This cleanser will slough off dead skin cells with a gentle yet effective formula that will improve your skin’s hydration in just a few short hours!

(DDF Advanced Micro-Exfoliation Cleanser Review Coming Soon)


Philip B. Crème of the Crop Hair Finishing Crème will help your summer hair woes with perfection.  This creme will brilliantly transform dry, puffy hair into glossy perfection.  Calm your frizz and flyaways with ease thanks to Philip B.

(Philip B. Crème of the Crop Hair Finishing Crème Review Coming Soon)


Stop wasting your makeup with old, absorbent makeup sponges.  Makeup Drop is the original silicone makeup applicator that completely eliminates wasted makeup.  The Makeup Drop perfectly applies and blends your cosmetics without absorbing any of it.  Use half the amount and get the same great look with Makeup Drop.

(Makeup Drop Review Coming Soon)


If you color-treat your hair, you NEED to get ColorProof.  ColorProof offers a wide variety of hair care products for those of us that enhance or change the color of our hair.  ColorProof will help you keep your hair looking great no matter what your color process does to it.

(ColorProof Review Coming Soon)


Macadamia Professional has summer hair care products you can’t live without.  The summer can take a harsh toll on our hair, and Macadamia Professional is here to keep our lovely locks looking great.  Keep your hair hydrated while protecting against those damaging UV rays.

(Macadamia Professional Review Coming Soon)



Get the new Celestial look from Models Own this summer.  From glitter to nails and so much more, Models Own will become a staple in your summer beauty routine.

(Models Own Review Coming Soon)



Sinful Colors has everything you need to stay looking your best this summer.  Stunning color at a price you can’t believe, with product performance so great you can’t say no.

(Sinful Colors Review Coming Soon)


Summer cosmetics never looked so good!  Thanks to Hard Candy, you can look like a million buck when you only had to spend a few.  From foundation to lips and nails, Hard Candy has all the summer accessories you can’t live without.

(Hard Candy Review Coming Soon)



This summer treat your nails to some dazzling color with Sally Hansen.  Whether you’re looking for quick drying polish or salon quality results, Sally Hansen has got you covered.

(Sally Hansen Review Coming Soon)


Rimmel London has everything you need to keep your summer look fresh all day long.  From face to eyes to lips, Rimmel has something every woman will want to keep in her summer essential bag.

(Rimmel London Review Coming Soon)


We all know how the summer can take a toll on our skin.  This year, keep your skin nourished and looking it’s best with Jergens.  Jergens has something for everyone out there no matter what your skin issues are.

(Jergens Review Coming Soon)


Skinny Tan is a great way to get tan without the harsh rays from the sun, and even better, no orange color or streaking!  With a great coconut scent and incredible results, you’ll see why Skinny Tan is the greatest thing you’ll buy this summer.

(Skinny Tan Review Coming Soon)





Treat yourself to the all new fun flavors from Nestle…all of your favorites with a flavorful new twist!  Pixy Stix, Fun Dip, Nerds and Laffy Taffy feature fun new flavors you won’t be able to resist.

(Nestle Review Coming Soon)



No summer would be complete without grilling great cuts of meat.  Greensbury offers the tastiest American organic meat and wild seafood you’ve ever had…and all delivered straight to your door.  Taste the Greensbury difference this summer and you’ll see why their products are the best.

(Read the Greensbury Review Here)



Mighty Organic is made from 100% organic grass fed beef, so you can feel good about your summer snacking this year.  Mighty Organic makes products that are better for you AND the environment so go ahead and snack with pride…you can’t help but indulge with the deliciousness that is Mighty Organic.

(Mighty Organic Review Coming Soon)


When gluten-free and organic meet, the results are delicious.  Bakery On Main has everything you and your summer guests need to eat healthy with clean ingredients and great taste to boot.

(Bakery On Main Review Coming Soon)