Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Adventures of Brooklet and the Magical Monkey Pants Review & Giveaway

Product: The Adventures of Brooklet and the Magical Monkey Pants

Company/Creator: Magical Books

Where to Buy: Amazon

Recommend?: Yes

Book description: Brooklet doesn’t want to go to bed she just wants to wear her monkey pants! Lu Lu, her brown-eyed dog, watches as she ignores Mother’s instructions. When suddenly she is whisked into the night by a confused jay bird, starting a great adventure filled with spectacular forest creatures, enchanting music, and the royal monkey family who believes she has finally returned to them. All the while her monkey pants seem to be transforming her into a real monkey! Scared and missing her family, all she wants to do is get back home! Adventures of Brooklet and the Magical Monkey Pants is a fun and unique fantasy about a defiant little girl and her discovery of the power her new mysterious magical monkey pants, or was it all just a dream?

This was a great read for us. Naturally, Miss O does not like going to bed just like Brooklet. Brooklet had a very long, strange night away from her mother and when it was over she vowed to behave. I don't think my girls will be any easier to get to bed after reading this, haha, but it is a cute story nonetheless!

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Friday, January 16, 2015

The Best Advice a Tubby Turtle Can Get Review

Product: The Best Advice a Tubby Turtle Can Get 

Company/Creator: Ayala Raz

Where to Buy: Amazon

Recommend?: Yes..

Product Description
Book Description:
Toby is a cute, bright turtle, who loves to eat. He eats everything in sight, and the more he eats, the fatter he becomes. So fat, that his shell no longer fits his body. 

His mom calls for help, and experts flock to advise and support the little turtle. Each one has his own unique solution. But none of them works. 

When Toby has almost given up hope, he meets a wise old turtle who proposes a different approach. His proposal helps any boy or girl who wants to lose weight to succeed. 

This amusing story helps children to comprehend that there are no magical solutions to real problems and that the right way is not always the easiest. 

At the end of the story there are some fun food ideas which the young reader can enjoy making. Each one is a unique, illustrated recipe for creating and serving healthy food.

Hm.  I guess I like the idea, about working hard to eat right and take care of your body. It's a good message and lesson, and shows that quick fixes aren't going to do the trick.

 It was hard to read though. The rhyming was too forced. I'd have preferred it not even try to rhyme. Also not really suitable for my age range (almost 2 to almost 5), would be a more appropriate story for a slightly older bracket (elementary ages).

The most redeeming quality of the book, for me, is the fruit and veggie snack ideas at the end of the book! Very cute and would gain interest form the younger crowd. I'm not sure even a frog prince could convince my littles to eat peas though, unfortunately haha.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review via All opinions are my own. #promotion

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Simple Baker Silicone Baking Mat for Macarons Review

Product: Silicone Baking Mat for Macarons

Company/Creator: The Simple Baker

Where to Buy: Amazon

Connect: website, facebook

Recommend?: Yes

Product Description
  • - Simplify making macarons with THE macaron mat to have! The Simple Baker silicone baking mat comes pre-printed with the most popular macaron template sizes. NO MORE tracing circles on parchment paper or piecing together macaron templates.

    - Each pattern has 2 sizes for you to use - regular-sized macarons or mini macarons. The pattern also has optional ear patterns for making cute bear macarons to spice things up or to have fun baking with kids!

    - The PROFESSIONAL mat is thick enough to ensure even distribution of heat so that your food and pastries are baked to perfection. The mat fits the standard half size baking sheets (11-5/8" x 16-1/2"). The corners are cut to ensure that the mat is completely flat with the baking pan.

    - The mat is produced with FDA and LFGB approved FOOD-GRADE silicone making it NON-TOXIC and safe to use in the oven. The eco-friendly mat will save you money because it is reusable and durable, unlike parchment paper. The baking mat is also NON-STICK, so no need to add unhealthy grease to your foods.

Silpats are my favorite baking tool. This one differs in that it has a fantastic template for making your macarons! I also found it much more sturdy than another I own. It can be used for so much more than macarons. We made some sugar cookies on our Simple Baker mat.

I have noticed my baked goods cook  more evenly, no burnt edges, and of course without sticking. And cleanup is so easy. There's no scrubbing stuck on messes. After it dries i roll it up and put it back in the box for easy storage

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I received the above product for free in exchange for my honest review using All opinions are my own.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Best Healthy Vegan Holidays Recipes Review

Product: Best Healthy Vegetarian Holidays Recipe Book

Company/Creator: Jonathon Vine

Where to Buy: Amazon

Connect: Website

Recommend?: Yes

Product Description
Do you go from book to book and website to website putting together a vegan holiday meal?
Not anymore!
Now an entire collection of delicious, easy-to-make and healthy vegan recipes is just a click away. Planning your holiday meals has never been easier or more delicious. 49 vegan recipes await you here; that’s 49 vegan recipes ready to impress your guests, including even the pickiest eaters or non-vegans! While not all of these recipes are strictly traditional for the holidays, they do offer you new, bold flavors to try and use your favorite ingredients, from fresh green vegetables to squash and sweet potatoes.
So what are you waiting for?
Put on your apron and make some holiday times to remember!

I am definitely not vegetarian, but I don't eat a lot of meats and I love the creativity vegetarian cookbooks offer! This one is great for feeding a crowd. It contains 49 recipes for holidays or other gatherings that will please most pallets. However, we try to avoid soy, and this recipe book is a bit tofu-heavy. Even so, there are some really yummy options and I look forward to trying them, especially with fresh veggies hopefully from my garden in the spring!

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