#AmazingGrass: Green Superfood Review #MomsMeet


Looking for a way to get a daily dose of greens that is both convenient and organic?  Amazing Grass Green Superfoods are a blend of organic whole food nutrition that is vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, and super easy to prepare and consume!  Simply add one serving of greens to 8 ounces of water, juice, or even a smoothie.  One of my friends likes to mix her greens with milk!  My favorite way to drink my greens is with a smoothie.  I honestly cannot tell I have added any greens to my smoothies so this is the ultimate way to sneak nutrition into my diet.  However, on lazy days, I usually just add my greens to water.  There is a slight texture to the greens when just added to water; however, it is much less than I expected.  The amount of nutrients and goodness packed into each serving really is amazing.  Do you know what else is amazing?  The wide selection of Amazing Grass Green Superfoods flavors!  I have tried seven of the flavor choices so far and I was surprised to find my favorite flavor is the Orange Dream.  The photo below is the Orange Dream greens in 8 ounces of water after being mixed in the Amazing Grass shaker cup.

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Amazing Grass Green Superfood also has a product line just for kids.  The Amazing Grass Kidz Superfood delivers 3 full serving of fruits and vegetables.  The Amazing Grass shaker cup also makes mixing up my greens super easy and fun.  The cup never leaks and it makes it easy for us to mix our greens and drink them on the go.  My kids absolutely love to help shake up their greens!  It is a great motivator to get them eating healthy.  Mom wins!

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Amazing Grass Green Superfood can be purchased at wide variety of retailers as well as online at the Amazing Grass website.  Use the coupon code MOMSMEET30 for $30 towards a future purchase and free shipping. Offer expires December, 31st 2015. Start shopping now. *Note: you must create an account with Amazing Grass to use the code.

I received a free product sample via Moms Meet and Amazing Grass for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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Decorating for Halloween with Oriental Trading


Oriental Trading is simply oozing with tons of fun Halloween items right now.  They are essentially a one stop shop when it comes to your Halloween needs.  They have costumes and accessories for babies, children, adults, and pets.  The selection of Halloween party supplies and decorations is amazing.  You will find items that are simply festive and cute as well as others that are spooky and creepy.  No matter what Halloween theme you are looking for, these items are sure to make Halloween fun.  This year they even introduced over 50 new Peanuts items that are exclusive to Oriental Trading!  Who can resist the Great Pumpkin?!



I have been shopping Oriental Trading for party supplies for years but this Halloween I couldn’t resist a lot of great home decorations that Oriental Trading has to offer.  The Happy Haunting framed picture as well as the Black Spider Wreath are just a few of the Oriental Trading Halloween decorations giving my home a festive look.  These Halloween decorations from Oriental Trading embrace the spooky spirit of Halloween yet are tasteful and fun for both kids and adults.


Oriental Trading offers a wide variety of items that are perfect for simple crafts to enjoy with kids as well as for the more adventurous DIYer.  The burlap ribbon is so easy to work with and the chevron design is fun and modern.  This burlap adds a lot of style to almost any Halloween décor.  This burlap ribbon comes in three precut rolls.  I used one roll to create the bow pictured above.


I added this bow to the fun creepy spider wreath I recently got from Oriental Trading.  I love burlap bow and black spider wreath together because at a distance it has the look of a more traditional wreath, but once our guests arrive on our porch they are surprised to see spiders all over our door!


I underestimated how much fun these Halloween magnetic picture frames would be for my kids.  I simply loved the idea of getting to display some fun Halloween photos with these cute themed frames.  The inside face of each spider, cat, and jack-o’-lantern easily pops out so you can place your favorite photos behind the frame.  My kids love these frames.  It allows them to look at pictures of the family dressed up for Halloween and giggle over each individual’s costume.  Plus, it is a fun matching game for little ones.  My toddler spends so much time placing the matching faces back inside each frame and then removing them so she can do it all over again.  These frames come in a pack of 12 so you have plenty of frames to display or even give out at a party!  These are so fun and a great value too.

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Oriental Trading has a great selection of kids crafts as well as art supplies.  I ordered a fresh box of Crayola crayons and markers so my kids could decorate some Halloween masks that they received as a gift.  I love that they carry the Crayola brand because no crayon works as well as a Crayola one!


Oriental Trading has such a great selection of fun and unique Halloween treats, that I could not resist buying these super fun Spooky Finger Suckers.  Our neighborhood kids are in for a fun surprise this Halloween!

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All of the fun and spooky items featured in this post can be purchased online at Oriental Trading. The Halloween Sale is underway and you can save 60% on over 500 items at Oriental Trading during this event!

Connect with Oriental Trading on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to keep informed of new products and promotions. I also subscribe via email to receive discounts and informed of promotions and giveaways!

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Enter for a chance to win the $250 Spooktacular Giveaway at Oriental Trading!  They are giveaway both daily and weekly prizes.

I was provided Halloween products featured in this post from Oriental Trading for review purposes. All opinions are mine alone and based off of the experience I had with the products I reviewed.

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SmartPlanet Electric Mac & Cheese Maker Review & Giveaway

DSC_0791SmartPlanet recently introduced a new all in one mac & cheese maker!  This cool electric device allows you to make warm gooey yummy mac & cheese quickly and easily.  Mac & Cheese has always been one of those comfort foods I crave so I was delighted when my baby girl fell in love with mac & cheese as well.  When I was given the chance to try the new SmartPlanet Electric Mac & Cheese Maker, I quickly recruited the perfect individual to critique the final product…..my two-year old, Charlotte.  She loves her mac & cheese and I don’t know if anyone is more honest than an opinionated two-year old!

DSC_0757The Smart Planet Electric Mac & Cheese Maker has everything you need to prepare good batch of cheesy noodles with the exception of the food ingredients and an oven mitt. This convenient mac & cheese maker has a built in strainer and a handle that allows you to stir the food while the lid is closed.  Preparing mac & cheese with this product is surprisingly quick and easy.  Simply pour the required amount of water through the ingredient hole on lid of the mac & cheese maker.  Plug your electric mac & cheese maker in and turn the nob to boil.  This little device heats up quick.

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Once the water was boiling we poured the noodles in via the ingredient hole.  At this stage it is important to lower the heat to simmer on your eclectic mac & cheese maker.  The first time I used this, I forgot that step and my water boiled out through the top.  On the up side, even with that little mistake the mac & cheese turned out yummy!  While the noodles boil, periodically stir them using the handle at the top of the lid.  My daughter absolutely loves to stir the ingredients.  Even when wearing an extremely oversized oven mitt she can easily stir the handle.  I am very happy with the quality of the mac & cheese this product produces.  It cooks the noodles perfectly and mixes the ingredients so well that the noodles are smooth and creamy when done.  I always clean up my mac & cheese maker after we are done eating our yummy creation and it is pretty quick and easy.  Just be sure to never put the base in the water since the electric part of the maker would get damaged.


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The Smart Planet Electric Mac & Cheese Maker would be a great gift for college students as well as any family.  My kids love getting the chance to help me prepare a hot meal.  Since any food prepared on the stove is off limits for my little one’s to help with, this electric mac & cheese maker is a big hit with my kids.  All you need to do is cover those little hands with oven mitts to be sure they are protected from the heat of the steam and your little ones can help a warm gooey pot of delicious comfort food!  The SmartPlanet Electric Mac & Cheese Maker is available for purchase online at the SmartPlanet website.

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a SmartPlanet Electric Mac & Cheese Maker!

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I received the SmartPlanet Electric Mac & Cheese Maker for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Oakiwear Rain Boots Provide Quality Comfort for Hours of Fun!


Oakiwear gear is quality outerwear designed to allow kids to enjoy the outdoors in comfort.  They offer a wide selection of quality snow and rain gear as well as camo, waders, and much more! We recently fell in love with their rain boots.  Oakiwear offers both a rubber rain boots line as well as a neoprene boots line.  Both styles of boots have easy to grip handles.  This makes these boots easy to carry as well as to pull on quickly.  These smartly designed boots not only keep my kids feet dry but give them confidence in their ability to independent.  My kids can get these boots on and off easily which fills them with pride and makes mom happy because there are no cries of frustration coming from the mud room!  The bottom of both styles of boots have good grips that are perfect for exploring in wet conditions.

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The Oakiwear Neoprene Rain Boot line is a parents dream come true because its like getting two pairs of shoes for the price of one!  These boots can serve as both rain and snow boots! Oakiwear offers a great selection of colors and cool designs for the Neoprene boot line.  My 7-year-old is all about comfort and he loves how warm and cozy his feet feel inside the neoprene boots.  These boots are angled up at the back to help keep water out when your little one is busy outside having fun!  My son also likes the handles that allow for him to easily pull these boots on.  This is a huge bonus for school aged kids who are in a hurry to get dressed into their outerwear for recess or catching the bus!


Oakiwear rubber rain boots are available in a wide selection of fun designs and colors for both boys and girls.  My 2 year old daughter is obsessed with her purple fairy rain boots from Oakiwear.  These adorable rain boots happened to be delivered to our front door right after lunch one sunny summer day, and it only took seconds for my daughter to get her eager toes into her new boots and out the door.  She ran around the yard with a perma-grin and refused to take them off when it was time to come inside.  My two-year old can be surprisingly convincing so needless to say I gave in to her request to not take the boots off.  That afternoon Little Miss C slept in her new rain boots.  She finds these boots so comfortable that she can run, jump, climb, and yes….even sleep in them!  The handles make it extremely easy for her to get these rubber rain boots on in just seconds.  She puts them on and takes them off with ease several times a day.  No need for rain.  These adorable rain boots are used daily and they have proven to be very durable.


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Oakiwear rain boots usually run one size big so you may want to size down one shoe size when ordering these boots.  We found this to be true with both the regular rain boots as well as the neoprene rain boots from Oakiwear.  Check out the fun design choices at Oakiwear to find the perfect pair of rain boots for your little ones!

I received the Neoprene boots and rubber rain boots featured in this post for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the products I reviewed.

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Thank You, Lord, For Everything Children’s Book Review & Giveaway

imageIf you are looking for a children’s book to bring joy and meaning to you and your loved one’s lives, then you need to get your hands on Thank You, Lord, For Everything.  This delightful board book does an amazing job of reminding kids as well as adults to appreciate the little things in life and be thankful for all of the beautiful things in our world.  It only took one glance at the cover of this book, for my daughter to quickly claim it as her own.  The illustrations by Tim Warnes are absolutely adorable and paired with the rhyming text of P.J. Lyons, Thank You, Lord, For Everything, will have you and your little one appreciating the beauty around you as well as in the book!


Love surrounds you, beauty, too.
Notice how God blesses you!
Clap your hands, shout and sing:
“Thank You, Lord, For Everything!”

imageMy kids love to have me read sweet rhyming text in this book and when mom is too busy to read, my daughter creates her own story to tell.  My daughter cannot get enough of these illustrations and she spends an impressive amount of time, for a 2 year old, sitting down with this book!  She “reads” out loud and takes the time to give each page much deserved attention.

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The Thank You, Lord, For Everything Children’s Book is available for purchase in stores as well as online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  This book would make an amazing gift for any child and would be the perfect gift for a baptism and/or Christmas!

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a copy of Thank You, Lord, For Everything!

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I received a copy of the Thank You, Lord, For Everything children’s book for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the book I reviewed.

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Swaddle Designs Ultimate Swaddle Review & Giveaway!

DSC_0215 (3)Swaddle Designs products are known for their great quality.  Each Swaddle Designs item is designed function and durability in mind…..and lets not forget style!  I must admit I was first drawn to Swaddle Design products because of their fabulous prints and color combinations.  However, once I tried our first swaddle blanket, I was hooked.  I had never used such a better blanket!  The size is perfect.  No new parent should have to struggle with a small swaddle blanket.  The Swaddle Designs swaddle blankets are actually large enough to easily swaddle and bundle your love bug and each blanket also has how to instructions sewn directly onto it!  I have been using Swaddle Designs products to bundle up and cuddle my little loves for years now.  My kids are now 7, 4, and 2 years of age and we still use all of our Swaddle Designs products.

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Swaddle Designs recently introduced new Ultimate Swaddle blankets that will be perfect to keep your little one warm and cozy this winter!  The Ultimate Swaddle is made of breathable lightweight cotton that is made in the USA.  We recently added the new Lolli Fleur Ultimate Swaddle to our Swaddle Designs collection.  This beautiful design is available in several color choices.  We have the pink since it would look so pretty with my daughter’s pink and white bedroom.  My baby girl loves to cuddle up with this blanket while reading books and covering herself and her favorite stuffed animals for bedtime.  When this Ultimate Swaddle is not being used by my daughter, it looks super adorable in her bedroom.  The design is so pretty and the detailed pink stitching along the edge is simply perfect.

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The new Ultimate Swaddle blankets  are available for purchase online at Swaddle Designs.  These beautiful blankets are my favorite gifts for new babies.  If you are pregnant or know an expecting mom, I highly recommend taking one of these amazing swaddle blankets to the hospital. I always brought one with me to the hospital when I had my babies.  They are so much softer than the hospital blankets and the nurses raved about them every time they bundled my baby up!

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a Swaddle Designs Ultimate Swaddle!

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Swaddle Designs provided me with an Ultimate Swaddle for review purposes. All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.




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Nature’s Harvest® Bread & VISA Gift Card Giveaway


Every good sandwich begins with the bread.  This holds true for both the adults and kids in our family.  Many tiny noses have been turned up at the first taste of sandwiches made with bread that has been deemed unworthy of their sophisticated (less than a decade old) pallets.  Needless to say, I am careful to make my son’s lunch with bread he actually likes yet has some nutritionally value to it.  Nature’s Harvest® bread has been a go to brand this school year.


I have already made many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for my little man.  This is his number one lunch request.  The key to a good peanut butter and jelly is to use soft bread, homemade jam, and natural peanut butter that has no added ingredients!  The secret to adding even more nutrients to this classic sandwich is to add ground flaxseed.  You can purchase flaxseed already ground but I like to grind it fresh in the coffee grinder that we use to grind spices and oats.  The key is to use ground flaxseed so your little one can easily digest it and get all the benefits from eating it!  We like to use bread that is loaded with whole grains so I have been using Nature’s Harvest® 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Bread in my little man’s lunches this school year.  Two slices of this bread contains 25 grams of whole grains.  Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on each slice of bread.  I grind up flaxseed and sprinkle one teaspoon over the peanut butter and then add the jelly to the sandwich.  Coating the bread with peanut butter helps protect the bread from the jelly until lunch time! If you want to get mom or dad bonus points use a shape cutter to slice your little one’s sandwich into a fun shape.  If you don’t have one that is made for sandwiches, a large cookie cute can even work in a pinch!  My kids especially love our butterfly sandwich cutter.  This might even be helpful in getting your kids to try new sandwiches!


Nature’s Harvest® bread is available in several varieties including 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Bread, Honey Wheat Made with Whole Grain Bread, Butter Top Made With Whole Grain White Bread, and Butter Top Made with Whole Grain Wheat Bread. Each of these breads are made with at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving and contain no artificial colors or flavors.  Nature’s Harvest bread also have no high fructose corn syrup.


Get creative with your kids lunch.  It is so much fun!  Visit the Nature’s Harvest® Facebook page to submit a photo of your sandwich art creation, using Nature’s Harvest® bread, for the chance to win fun prizes! One grand prize winner will receive a “kitchen crash” from Celebrity Chef Kelsey Nixon, where she’ll cook sandwich-centric meals and provide tips to the winner’s family! Contest ends September 6, 2015. The top 10 Semi-Finalist entries will then be posted to the Nature’s Harvest Bread Facebook page for consumer online voting from September 14, 2015-September 20, 2015.

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Nature’s Harvest® Bread can be found in stores nationwide.

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One lucky  reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a $25 VISA Gift Card and a Nature’s Harvest® Bread coupon!

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Nature’s Harvest® provided me with complimentary food containter, bread coupons, and a gift card to be used for sandwich ingredients.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the Nature’s Harvest® bread I reviewed.

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The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season Or The Originals: The Complete Second Season Giveaway


New seasons of two of the CW’s most loved shows… The Vampire Diaries and The Originals are coming out on Blu-Ray and DVD!  In our excitement of these new releases, we have a fun app loaded with exclusive content!  Best of all, you will also have a chance to WIN one of these new Blu-Ray/DVD combo packs!

About The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season

The Vampire Diaries continues its sixth season with more delicious drama to sink your teeth into. In season five, after a passionate summer with Damon, Elena headed to Whitmore College with Caroline, not knowing Bonnie sacrificed her life for Jeremy’s. Meanwhile, Stefan and Caroline’s friendship deepened as they stood up to the Travelers, a nomadic witch tribe driven to strip Mystic Falls of magic and cast out its supernatural residents. In the shocking season finale, Damon, fearing he would lose his loved ones on the crumbling Other Side, made a huge sacrifice to bring them all back — with catastrophic and heartbreaking results. Season six follows the characters’ journey back to each other as they explore the duality of good versus evil inside themselves. Matt Davis reprises his role as Alaric Saltzman, recently returned from The Other Side. Plus, the season will make you misty-eyed as the departure of a major character will turn lives upside down and leave us asking what happened to Mystic Falls.

About The Originals The Complete Second Season

As Original vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson returned to the vibrant, supernaturally charged city of New Orleans in season one, he was stunned to learn — along with his siblings Elijah and Rebekah — that Hayley, a werewolf, was pregnant with his child, and his vampire protégé, Marcel, whom the Original siblings had thought long dead, was ruling the French Quarter. Soon, a bloody war escalated between vampires and witches — the stakes raised by powerful teenage witch Davina and by Klaus’s bond with Cami, a student with a painful past — and a ruthless pack of wolves seized the opportunity to stage a violent coup. Now, in season two, a new status quo must be adjusted to, as the newly empowered werewolves control the city. Klaus struggles with weaknesses as Elijah desperately tries to save Hayley — now a hybrid — from a vicious spiral of self-destruction. Meanwhile, with the re-emergence of several Mikaelsons, “family is power” takes on new meaning.

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Own The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD September 1, 2015 .  This Blu-Ray/DVD /Digital HD copy contains all 22 episodes from the Sixth Season plus two featurettes, an audio commentary, the 2014 Comic-Con Panel, deleted scenes, and a gag reel!

Connect with The Vampire Diaries via social media:

The Vampire Diaries on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thevampirediaries
The Vampire Diaries on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cwtvd

Own The Originals The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD September 1, 2015.  This Blu-Ray/DVD /Digital HD copy contains all 22 episodes from the Second Season plus never-before-seen featurettes and much more!

Connect with The Originals via social media:

The Originals on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cworiginals
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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win either The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season Or The Originals: The Complete Second Season!  (Prize will be chosen at random by the sponsor.)

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on September 15, 2015. This giveaway is open to residents in both the U.S and Canada. Each household is only eligible to win ONE The Vampires Diaries or The Originals Blu-Ray via blog reviews and giveaways. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. This gives more people a chance to win! Winner is subject to eligibility verification. The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes! The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Warner Home Video provided product information and the prize for this giveaway. I received no compensation for this post. All opinions are mine alone.


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Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter: It’s REALLY Good!


Packing a healthy school lunch your child will actually eat and enjoy can be quite a challenge.  Over the years I have learned that if I want my son to actually eat the food I pack.  It must be quick and easy to eat and taste great.  Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have quickly become the top requested food item to fill my son’s school lunch.  Needless to say,  we eat a lot of peanut butter in our household.  Therefore, I want my family eating a great tasting peanut butter made with quality ingredients and no additives……a really good peanut butter.


Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter is the #1 selling peanut butter in New Zealand. I find this product name to be quite fitting because Pic’s Really Good Peanut butter is good in more ways than one. This peanut butter is all natural, sugar and gluten-free, and has no additives. I grew up eating peanut brands that filled those jars with many unnecessary and unnatural ingredients. Many years ago I made the switch to only eating peanut butter that is made of simply peanuts and maybe a little salt. I love that Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter is made of just that, peanuts!  Of course, there is a little bit of kiwi salt added to the salted varieties. Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter is made with the finest quality Hi-Oleic peanuts from Australia.  The roasted nuts in this peanut butter fill my kitchen with a delicious smell every time I open the jar.

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While we enjoy peanut butter on toast, in wraps, dipped with apples, and much more, we most often love to eat it in the form of a PB&J sandwich.  When making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for my son’s school, I am always sure to cover each piece of bread with peanut butter before adding jelly.  This helps prevent the jelly from turning the bread into mush before lunch time!  My husband has packed a few PB&J sandwiches for his lunch with this Really Good Crunchy Peanut Butter.  I will even admit that I tend to dip the knife into the jar one extra time just so I can lick the knife before it gets tossed in the dishwasher.  On second thought, maybe it should be called Pic’s Really Really Really Good Peanut Butter.  However, that may be hard to fit onto the label.  I can see why they chose the name, Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter.  It really is good.


The jar has a really fun lid with a star.  The shape of the jar as well as the lid design were created to encourage buyers to reuse or repurpose the jar rather than just recycle it.

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Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter is available for purchase online in both smooth and crunchy varieties.  Both of these varieties are also available with no salt.  Are you a smooth or crunchy peanut butter lover?  My boys love crunchy.  I honestly love both!

Connect with Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter on Facebook as well as on other social media sites:

Twitter: @picsrgpb

Instagram: @picsrgpeanutbutter

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If you are lucky enough to live near one of these gourmet or specialty stores you can even find Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter at these stores: Oliver’s (www.oliversmarket.com) in Northern CA, Chelsea Market Basket (www.chelseamarketbasket.com) in New York, Bristol Farms stores (www.bristolfarms.com), Vicente Foods (http://vicentefoods.com/), Los Olivos Grocery (http://www.losolivosgrocery.com/) and Frazier Market stores (www.fraziermarket.com) in Southern California and Alon’s Bakery and Market in Atlanta (www.alons.com).

I received a jar of Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.


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MAM Sports Cup Review & Giveaway


Kids outgrow cups and other feeding items almost as often as they outgrown their shoes.  Their needs change as they continue to grow and develop.  Over the years my kids have always liked MAM cups.  Since my baby girl has turned into a very active toddler, we recently tried a new MAM cup design.  The MAM Sports Cup is an 11 oz cup that features a spill-proof cap that stays closed yet is always ready to drink!  This sports cup encourages independent drinking in younger children.  It is smartly designed with a unique easy to hold curved shape.  My toddler can easily drink from this spout yet the cup has never leaked.  I love that the spout does not have to be pushed or pulled in order for her to drink or prevent leaks.  The valve design of the cup is amazing.  It is always closed yet ready to drink when your child is thirsty!


The MAM Sports Cup is great for kids to take with them to school as well as other activities away from home.  If your little ones are anything like mine, they probably like to have a drink available at all times.  Therefore, we never leave home without a water cup for each of our kids.  We take this new cup to my daughter’s dance class so she can stay hydrated and cool as well as when we run errands.  The MAM Sports Cup is perfect for when we are on the go since it has a cap that helps keep the spout clean.

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My daughter recently started requesting ice water as her drink of choice.  Since the MAM Sports Cup is a good size, I have been using this cup to load with water and ice.  We have this cup in green.  Even with the fun color, you are still able to see the ice and liquid inside.  My daughter loves to see her ice in the cup.  Each MAM Sports Cup has a fun design to catch your little one’s attention.  Our green cup has cute images of a circus tent and animals.  My daughter loves to look at them.  She actually refers to this cup as her circus cup and has cried for it on several occasions when I made the mistake of trying to offer her another cup.  Since we have been introduced to the MAM Sports Cup, it has quickly become my daughter’s favorite.

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The MAM Sports Cup is made of BPA materials and is available for purchase in several color choices and designs.  This sports cup can be purchased online for a suggested retail value of $6.99.

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a MAM Sports Cup!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on September 9, 2015.  This giveaway is open to residents in both the US and Canada.  The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

All product information were provided by MAM.  I received a MAM Sports Cup in exchange for an honest review.  The giveaway prize will be shipped to the winner via the sponsor.  All opinions are mine alone.

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