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Get your snack on with Rocky Mountain Popcorn, all-natural, nut-free and gluten-free popcorn that comes in 7 extremely tasty varieties! “Mom” was recently introduced to this delicious brand of whole grain popcorn that comes in convenient-sized bags which are perfect for healthier snacking during the day! Her favorite flavors include Naked, Kettle and White Cheddar – all are simply yummy and it was hard to choose just one as the most delectable variety!

Why choose Rocky Mountain Popcorn?

• All-natural, gluten-and-nut free snack with no corn syrup or hydrogenated oils.
• Rocky Mountain Popcorn also contains roughly 75 percent less fat than potato chips.
• Rocky Mountain Popcorn has 35 to 50 percent less sodium as most potato chips.
• A fiber-packed snack, perfect for people on the go with a busy, healthy lifestyle.

Tuck one of these bags in your desk drawer at work for healthier snacking, or bring some along for a long road trip this summer – with varieties for the entire family, everyone will be happy!

To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company, to locate a store near you, or to order online, visit RMPopcorn.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Are you ready to taste the most amazing peanut you have ever consumed? You may ask how “Mom” could be so excited about a peanut, but then again, these are not your average oily, greasy cocktail peanuts typically found in bars and cocktail lounges! Virginia Cocktail Peanuts have an extremely unusual crispy and crunchy texture, and therefore are challenging common notions about America’s favorite nut. This is because these nuts are respected and carefully hand-prepared. They soak in water for a full hour before briefly dropped in light oil (which helps the bite-sized bliss resist absorption of oil), unlike typical machine processing. Their consistency differs from all other brands.

Mom’s” entire family devoured the Milk Chocolate Peanuts within an hour of opening the tin – the website wasn’t joking when it stated, “Chocolate lovers beware!” These are hands-down some of the best chocolate covered peanuts “Mom” has ever tasted! Craving something spicy and salty? Then the Jalapeno or Cajun flavors are for you!

Virginia Cocktail Peanuts are available in Sea Salt, Jalapeño, Toffee, Unsalted, Cajun and Milk Chocolate flavors, and each one certainly has its own distinctive taste. Try a 10 oz gift bundle to enjoy three flavors of your choosing or to give as a gift – you or the gift recipient are definitely in for a treat!

To learn more about Virginia Cocktail Peanuts, or to order online, visit virginiacocktailpeanuts.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

The stars have aligned to bring us a new, all-natural bath and body care line designed just for your own celestial infant or toddler! Combining the astronomic health benefits of natural and organic skincare with astrological aromatherapy, Zodiac Baby has debuted a two-in-one shampoo and wash as well as a moisturizing lotion – in all 12 signs of the zodiac!

Made in the USA, all Zodiac Baby products are bottled in recyclable, harm-free containers, and are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates and polyethylene glycol (PEG). Each zodiac symbol features the aromatic preferences of that particular zodiac sign, creating a truly distinct line for babies and toddlers!

For your little one’s bath, Zodiac Baby’s two-in-one shampoo and wash features natural coconut derived cleansers, soothing organic aloe and ultra hydrating vitamin B for healthy, happy skin.

After the bath, apply Zodiac Baby’s intensely moisturizing lotion, which boasts organic shea butter, jojoba oil, hydrating vitamin B5 and E, and soothing organic aloe to keep your child’s skin soft and smelling heavenly!

Mom” received the Aries Shampoo and Wash as well as the Aries Lotion to try, and both products smelled delightfully of grapefruit and ginger – which are excellent for this adventurous and energetic sign!

Zodiac Baby products are available at retail locations nationwide as well as online at ZodiacBaby.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

A new, all-natural skincare line for babies and children has just made its’ debut on the green scene! Little Green will pamper little ones from head to toe with absolutely no parabens, sulfates or allergens, which is perfect for delicate & sensitive young skin. Infused with natural moisturizing and healing ingredients like Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and Aloe, Little Green is fast becoming a must-have in “Mom’s” home!

Little Green Baby Shampoo & Body Wash

A mild, tear-free, and all-in-one formula gently cleans and nourishes baby’s hair and skin with no alcohol or fragrance added.

Little Green Baby Nourishing Body Lotion

A rich, creamy and nourishing lotion that was formulated and tested to calm irritation and defend against dryness. It is easily absorbed into baby’s skin for soft, silky skin!

Little Green Soothing Balm

Perfect for chapped lips, cheeks and redness due to runny noses and dry patches – and who doesn’t experience that with little ones, especially in the winter months!? This lovely lighweight balm is formulated with Beeswax and Jojoba to moisturize and nourish tender skin, as well as Avocado Oil and Evening Primrose to soothe and protect against summer and winter skin conditions.

Mom” is loving this new line for babies and children, especially the Baby Shampoo & Body Wash! The tear-free formula is extremely gentle for her daughter. Plus, all of the containers can be recycled with ease.

Little Green is available online at LittleGreenCares.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Finally! Someone has made an all-natural, non-toxic makeup remover pad! It could not have been designed by a better company, either, as JĀSÖN® has been a leader in the natural products industry since 1959! Their new Quick Clean Makeup Remover Pads are available in a recyclable jar filled with 75 sterile makeup remover pads that rid your face of dirt, impurities, and makeup prior to washing. They even remove waterproof mascara!

The Quick Clean Makeup Remover Pads use gentle natural ingredients, such as soothing cucumber, to clean and wipe every bit of makeup away, and can be used around the delicate eye area. “Mom” just adores how rejuvenating they feel when applied to the face! Plus, they can be packed easily into your toiletry bag when traveling, with no worry of spilling!

To learn more about JĀSÖN®’s entire line of fabulous all-natural skincare products, or to locate a retailer near you, please visit www.jason-natural.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

In honor of National Honey Month, Maty’s is giving away Maty’s products, including Maty’s Cough Syrup for Adults and Kids and their All-Natural Baby Chest Rub! What a great time to stock up on natural remedies for everyone as we head into cold & flu season! From September 14th – 30th, you can enter to win Maty’s National Honey Month Giveaway daily on Tiny Green Mom!

What are the benefits of Buckwheat Honey?

Buckwheat honey contains seven of the eight essential amino acids including Tryptophan, Lysine, Methionine, Cysteine, Histidine, Glutamine and Tyrosine.

All honeys contain minerals, but darker honeys such as buckwheat honey have higher levels of minerals than lighter honeys. Calcium, phosphorus, iron, copper, potassium, magnesium, sulphur, sodium, titanium, zinc, iodine, chlorine and boron are all found in buckwheat honey.

Some of the vitamins contained in buckwheat honey are vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins B-5, B-6, B-8, B-9, and B-12. It also has vitamins C, D, E and Folic Acid.

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The back-to-school routine is in full swing for most families, and finding healthy, delicious, and quick options for dinner each night can be a challenge! Make things easy on everyone with Saffron Road™! They have recently introduced 4 new all-natural, Frozen Chicken Nuggets, Tenders, and Bites to their line. Kids love finger food, especially those that can be dipped in a variety of healthy sauces, and yes, even ketchup or honey! What makes Saffron Road™ stand out in “Mom’s” eyes is the high-quality of the brand – all of Saffron Road™’s chicken options are gluten‐free, Certified Humane®, All-Natural and Certified Halal. Plus, the chickens are raised without antibiotics and are vegetarian-fed! These nuggets and bites are not your typical fried fast food options – they are tender and flaky, and not filled with mystery meat.

One unique item that “Mom’s” family found especially tasty were the new Tandoori Seasoned Chicken Nuggets! All-natural and Certified Halal, they offer young children the chance to experience Indian cuisine right at home! Steam up some brown rice and serve these tasty little bites on top! You may even wish to pick up some naan bread at the store to accompany dinner, and top it with a little garlic at home. Yum!

All of the new Frozen Chicken Nuggets, Tenders, and Bites can be cooked in the conventional oven for 15 minutes, or in the mocrowave for 4 minutes if pressed for time. Plus, they can be shredded or cut and added to a salad for a light, satisfying meal.

To learn more about Saffron Road™, and their complete line of delicious, all-natural & gluten-free meals, visit SaffronRoadFood.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Hold onto your jalapenos! Your favorite enchilada and burrito recipes just went from ho-hum to WOW with Mrs. Renfro’s Gourmet Salsas! “Mom” recently had the opportunity to taste test four of their all-natural, gourmet salsas, and each one was not only unique in combination, but absolutely delightful! Grab some chips and start dipping!

By far “Mom’s” favorite, the gluten-free Peach Salsa was the perfect duo of spicy and sweet! Just when the heat kicked in, the sweetness of the peaches tempered the salsa a bit. Great for making nutritious dishes, such as Grilled Peach Salsa Chicken!

For those who like to kick things up a notch, like “Mom’s” husband, the gluten-free Habanero Salsa will certainly not disappoint! This fiery salsa delivers a powerful dose of the habenero pepper, and is definitely not for the faint of heart!

There is nothing more that “Mom” likes than an excellent salsa verde, or Green Salsa! Not too runny, not too chunky, this gluten-free offering by Mrs. Renfro’s is excellent for serving with a Mexican-inspired breakfast, such as Huevos con Papas.

Here is another wonderful salsa that makes an excellent marinade for just about anything grilled, from vegetables to chicken. The Raspberry Chipotle Salsa has just the right amount of heat from the addition of four different peppers, including chipotle, ancho chile, green chile, and jalapeno!

Mrs. Renfro’s has a new fan today – “Mom” wants to try all of their 18 varieties of gourmet salsa! To learn more about Mrs. Renfro’s, to locate a store near you, or to order online, visit RenfroFoods.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Create Your Own Natural Jewelry

Crafts are a great way for you to participate in an activity with your children, keeping them happy and occupied and giving them the pride involved in producing something of value. An excellent craft idea that can keep kids entertained for hours is creating jewelry from natural materials. Not only will your children enjoy crafting their own fashion accessories, they’ll also love going out into nature and finding interesting items to use as materials. Also, if you make it a regular occurrence, your children will grow in skill and could eventually go from making simple necklaces to earrings to mens rings and, eventually, women’s rings or cufflinks.

Finding Materials

Jewelry can be made from nearly anything, making it incredibly easy to find things in nature to use to create beautiful accessories. Take your kids for a walk on some park trails, keeping an eye out for small, smooth stones, interesting fallen branches or, if you’ve brought a plastic bag and gloves, feathers. Look around in stream beds for stones that have been worn smooth by the water or, if you live close to a beach, ones that have been polished by waves. Beaches can be a great place to find seashells of all types, sizes and colors, too. In addition to finding items to use in your crafts, you and your children can get outside, exercise and spend time playing together.

Preparing Your Supplies

Getting your finds ready to use in constructing your jewelry is a pretty simple, straight-forward process. For things like stones and shells, you can scrub and disinfect them, then use a small rotary tool to smooth any sharp edges and cut holes so they can be mounted on string or wire. Wood requires a bit more work, but any cutting or drilling can still be done with a rotary tool. You can stain the wood to better match whatever project you and your children are working on and you’ll want to seal it to prevent it from rotting if it gets wet. Feathers can be cleaned with a mix of corn meal, white flour, and powdered borax. Place the feathers in a bag with the cleaning agents and shake until they’re clean.

Finding fun activities that you can do with your children can be difficult, especially if you have children who are several years apart. Jewelry-making can be the perfect addition to your routine, because it allows your children to express themselves creatively while producing something fun and giving them a sense of accomplishment. The jewelry they make can be simple or extravagant, depending on the tastes and skills of the creator, meaning that small children and teenagers can share in the process and each produce something that matches their level of development. Finding the materials and preparing them can be a fun activity as well. Children will love walking along trails at a park, looking for interesting stones and other materials they can use for their creations. Getting them ready for use as crafting supplies usually only requires a good washing and a rotary tool.

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Serve up some Southern hospitality in the comfort of your own home with the help of Fischer & Wieser! This family-owned Texas-based company produces delicious, uniquely flavored all-natural sauces, mustards, salsas, and salad dressings that make entertaining a breeze. “Mom” currently had the opportunity to do a little taste-testing of their mustards, which can be used for glazing meats, dipping pretzels, vegetables & more, or spreading on sandwiches!

Fischer & Wieser offers 4 unique mustard blends:

  • Pretzel Dipping Mustard (perfect for dipping any salty after-school treat)
  • Brat Haus Beer Mustard (goes best with hotdogs, hamburgers, and chicken tenders)
  • Smokey Mesquite Mustard (a bit sweeter than the others, great for turkey or chicken sandwiches)
  • Sweet Heat Mustard (a complex mix of sweet and spicy for the brave mustard-lovers)

Mom” really enjoyed the Pretzel Dipping Mustard, which has just a hint of sweetness, and makes an excellent mid-afternoon snack that the whole family can enjoy! The Brat Haus Mustard is another favorite – it went very well with chicken & sun-dried tomato sausages topped with sauteed eggplant, onions & kalamata olives on whole wheat buns!

For recipe ideas and more, visit the recipe section on Fischer & Wieser’s website. They offer a fabulous selection of recipes that creatively utilize their sauces and more!

To learn more about Fischer & Weiser, or to order some of their all-natural sauces, mustards, & more, visit www.jelly.com

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*