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Introducing Q Drink Healthy, a quercetin-based powder drink mix designed to bolster everyday health, energy, and performance that delivers electrolytes to help the body recover! This new drink mix comes in convenient travel-ready packets, so you can tuck them along in your gym bag or backpack for quick energy & hydration on-the-go!

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Q’s synergistic blend is a superior alternative to high caffeine or sugar performance drinks and carries with it a laundry list of benefits such as increased endurance, a stronger immune system and decreased fat cell production. The best part – all the energy and health benefits come without the painful crash! Plus, it comes in 3 delicious flavors, including Wild Berry, Orange and Lemon Lime.

The quercetin, a naturally occurring compound found in fruits and vegetables, is accompanied by eight different vitamins and herbal extracts including potassium, B vitamins, green tea extract (catechins), ginseng, gingko biloba and rhodiola. You can view a full list on ingredients on their website.

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I found the Wild Berry to be my favorite flavor, and it was easy to take along the packets in my gym bag to enjoy post-workout, along with the handy shaker cup that Q Energy provided! I weight lift daily, so Q Energy has provided a much-needed boost at the end of my training session!

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

We live in FL, and the local farmer’s markets open starting in October and run through May…to beat the extreme FL heat! We live right around the corner from one of the larger farmer’s markets in the area, complete with live music, tasty snacks, and craft boutiques. It’s a ton of fun!

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This year, I will be incredibly prepared to hit the market with ease with the new meori® Shopper Bundle. This handy, portable Classic Medium Box is simply perfect for light shopping and smaller spaces, and stores neatly in my trunk or or pantry. It comes with an adjustable Carrying Handle so you can take it from your vehicle to the market or store and back again…no need to unpack your groceries!

The meori® Shopper Bundle is made of high-grade, tear-proof, dirt-resistant polyester, and folds and unfolds in three easy steps. It wipes clean with a damp sponge, too! With one compartment that features two mesh pockets, the meori® Shopper Bundle can hold up to 65 lbs.

While the Classic Medium Box is made for organization while shopping, my little ones decided it was made for carrying around their treasured stuffed animals! Hey – if it gets them to clean up and organize, I am all for it!

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

I admit it, I just love bags! Tote bags, beach bags, backpacks…you name it, I am a sucker when it comes to stylish ways to organize and carry my everyday items! But since I became a mom, there’s a new type of bag I get to add to my repertoire…diaper bags! Of course, not all diaper bags are created equal, and I have gone through so many in the last 8 years of having little ones who require so.much.stuff. That’s why I was absolutely thrilled to receive Skip Hop’s new Forma Diaper Backpack! It’s a backpack! It’s a diaper bag! It’s stylish…and it can also carry my laptop if necessary. Yep, I think I have found the bag that truly do it all, keep my hands free when wearing it so I can hold my childrens’ hands or push a stroller, and carry MY stuff as well as theirs!

Skip Hop Forma Backpack

Here’s why I am loving this roomy diaper backpack so much!

  • Front section allows easy access to storage cubes
  • Insulated cube is perfect for bottles
  • Multipurpose mesh cube for clothing and snacks
  • Changing pad pocket holds tablets and laptops up to 15″
  • Extra wide dual zip opening
  • Insulated side bottle pockets
  • Elasticized interior pockets and cell phone pocket
  • Cushioned shoulder straps
  • Stroller straps
  • Cushioned changing pad
  • Phthalate-free, PVC-free

Plus, it comes in 5 colors – there is something for everyone’s taste. Seriously, we are in love!

You can check out the new Forma Diaper Backpack on the Skip Hop website, as well as so many other favorites of ours from this iconic brand for parents & children.

*Company generously provided a sample and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

 

Will you tea my Valentine? What a sweet and delicious way to tell someone special you love them this Valentine’s Day! DAVIDsTea introduces their 2016 Valentine’s Day Collection to let the recipient know that they are your cup of tea! The gorgeous collection features an assortment of sweet and romantic gifts centered around tea, of course! Some of “Mom’s” top picks from DAVIDsTea include the following sweet finds.

Davids Tea Sweetheart Collection

The Sweetheart Collection

With twelve oh-so romantic teas in pretty clear-topped tins, this gift box is the perfect way to say it with tea this Valentine’s Day!

Heart Shaped Stackable Tins

These cute little heart-shaped tins contain their most romantic teas. Choose between Chocolate Macaroon, Cherry Blossom, Love Tea #7 and Dark Chocolate Delight.

Davids Tea Heart Infuser

Heart Infuser

With this silicone and fine mesh stainless steel infuser in your cup, you’re guaranteed to feel the love. Designed in house.

About DAVIDsTea

Great tea, friendly stores and above-and-beyond customer service. It seemed like a simple idea, but young entrepreneur David Segal and his cousin, retail pioneer Herschel Segal, couldn’t find anyone else that was doing it. So in 2008, they decided to take matters into their own hands. Today DAVIDsTEA has over 150 stores across Canada and the US. You can choose from over 150 types of tea, including exclusive blends, limited edition seasonal collections, traditional straight teas and exotic infusions from around the world. With colourful, modern packaging, sleek in-house designed tea accessories and friendly, welcoming attitude, DAVIDsTEA offers a tea experience that is fun, fresh and unintimidating. To keep up with the latest products and offers, follow along at facebook.com/davidstea and twitter.com/davidstea.

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

Bravado Desigs Pink Yoga BraMom” is expecting her third little bundle of joy, so you can imagine her delight when trying out this new nursing bra from Bravado Designs! Throughout each pregnancy and afterwards when nursing, the Bravado Designs line of bras has been “Mom’s” top pick. The bras are seamless, incredibly soft and made to change with your ever-changing and shifting shape without discomfort. Now, they have brought this level of comfort to your yoga practice or workout routine! And yes, to answer your question, “Mom” has been practically living in this “pretty in pink” bra above since it arrived for review in her home!
Bravado Desigs Charcoal Yoga Bra

About the Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
With convertible criss-cross straps and four-way stretch fabric that molds to a woman’s changing shape, whether in the third trimester or throughout breastfeeding, the Body Silk Seamless Yoga nursing bra is luxuriously soft, seamless and wire-free for added comfort. It also features removable foam inserts for shape and discretion, as well as easy open and close clips and full drop-away bra cups for skin-to-skin contact. The bra also comes with a conversion kit for extended usage. Now moms can indulge in their favorite yoga practice or activity, in total comfort and style.

The Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra also features patented Silverbreeze™ technology, an antimicrobial finish that is applied to the fabric which prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause unpleasant odors, premature decay of the fabric and discoloration. The active ingredient, silver ions, control the growth of odor-causing bacteria on the fabric surface, keeping it fresh through the most rigorous Vinyasa class, power walks and Pilates routine.

Bravado Designs Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra is currently available in Charcoal Heather and Pink Heather for $55.00 in the US and Canada at www.BravadoDesigns.com and National and Specialty retailers including Diapers.com, Breakout Bras.com, Figure 8 Maternity.com, Bosom Buddies, The Pump Station, Yummy Mummy, and in Canada at West Coast Kids, Snuggle Bugz, andWell.ca.

*Company generously provided a sample and images for this piece.*

aden + anais daydream blanket

We are adoring this new luxurious blanket made for adults by popular children’s brand, aden+anais! They must have known that adults wanted to be wrapped up in comfort just like their precious babies! This adult-sized blanket reminds us of a coveted and well-worn security blanket, but much larger and stylish, too!

Mom” is crushing on this new find – it’s perfect for snuggling up in on chilly winter nights or worn on early mornings while drinking that first cup of tea or coffee of the day!

aden + anais is known around the world for premium swaddles, accessories, gear and bathing products designed to nurture and pamper babies – and due to popular demand by parents who covet their collection of baby-sized blankets, the brand has now expanded to pamper adults, too. The new daydream blanket features four luxurious layers of aden + anais’ signature 100% breathable cotton muslin, and it’s the perfect size for lounging on the couch with a book, or providing a little extra warmth to you & your child as you read together before bedtime. Designed in true aden + anais style, the chic and subtle graphic prints make the daydream blanket a stylish throw to enhance any home décor.

Learn more about aden + anais and their extensive line of luxe baby essentials at adenandanais.com.

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

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that the brand new Tom’s of Maine Naturally Clean Toothbrush would soon be placed in there! Looking for healthier stocking stuffers this year? Alongside all those goodies and sweetss, consider adding Tom’s of Maine new Naturally Clean Toothbrush, a chemical-free option that’s good for your smile and for your world. “Mom” is a longtime fan of Tom’s of Maine products, and her young daughter only uses the Children’s Silly Strawberry to brush her teeth! The toothpaste is flouride-free, dye-free and all-natural, making it an excellent choice for little ones!

Why choose Tom’s of Maine new Naturally Clean Toothbrush?

•Natural benefits include a BPA-free and dye-free plant-based handle made from renewable castor oil plants and colored with mineral-based pigments.

•The toothbrush also performs with multi-height bristles to clean between teeth and along the gum line and an angled neck for accessing hard-to-reach areas.

•Consumers can recycle the toothbrush through the Natural Care Brigade created by Tom’s of Maine and TerraCycle, which recycles packaging that may otherwise end up in a landfill into useful products like picnic tables and park benches.

This season, give the gift of good dental hygiene – a welcome present for any age!

The Tom’s of Maine Naturally Clean Toothbrush can be found at TomsofMainestore.com and will be available at health and specialty retailers nationwide in January.

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

Feel guilty for using plastic grocery bags hung on a kitchen doorknob to collect recyclables, and then having to toss it out when it becomes dirty or wet from the contents? Flings® Pop-Up Trash and Recycle Bins now offers an awesome Home Recycle version that is small enough to be kept underneath the kitchen sink, or tucked out of the way in the corner of the kitchen. This award-winning, brilliant household recycling bin is just plain smart – “Mom” loves that the bin can be popped open in an instant, ready to be utilized at the next gathering. Plus, the bins are available in a wide range of patterns to fit the theme of your party or suit your personal style.

Flings® Home Recycle Bins are extremely convenient, portable containers that snap open accordion-style to form a stable, decorative bin for trash or recycling. Flings Bins were designed to make it easier to keep recycling and trash separate in a wide variety of locations and to promote the recycling of items such as bottles and cans. You will no longer be propping up a trash bag in the corner to collect cans and glass bottles at your summer BBQ! Plus, each Flings® Home Recycle Bin can be reused – simply empty the contents into your main recycle bin and the smaller Home Recycle Bin is ready for use again.

Each Flings® reuse saves 60 cans or bottles from the landfill, and minimizes environmental impact. The new Flings® Home Recycle Bin is a smaller 6.5 gallon size when open — as compared to 13 gallons for original Flings Bins. The new Home Recycle Bins can fit under the counter or discretely in a corner, will hold up to 30 cans or bottles, and can be used multiple times before having to be thrown out.

The Home Recycle Bins product line will be available at a growing number of stores nationally as well as online at www.flingsbins.com with a three-pack carton retailing for approximately $5.99.

For more information about the Flings® Home Recycle Bin, please visit FlingsBins.com.

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

It’s summertime, and that means sweaty clothes after playing outside, shoes that may collect lingering odors after a rain shower, and many more questionable odors. What Odor? makes it easy to eliminate smells in an instant with a blend of 41 essential oils! Not your typical toxic household odor eliminator, What Odor? is 100% biodegradable and is so gentle that it can be used on all surfaces and even on all of your furniture. The entire line of products is Non-Hazardous, Non-Flammable and Non-Corrosive, so you can use it anytime, anywhere, on anything in the home.

Mom” loves that it gets rid of that diaper pail smell that never seems to truly leave the pail, as well as making her dog’s pet bed smell nice and fresh! This non-toxic, multi-purpose odor eliminator is a must-have for any household with pets or children!

To learn more about What Odor? and their various products, or to order online, please visit WhatOdor.com.

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

Lightweight, comfortable, and available in a wide range of colors and patterns, Coobie has designed the ultimate bras and camis for every shape & size! “Mom” is expecting, and the seamless bras & camisole tops have fit nicely throughout pregnancy – they truly are one size fits all! The material used for both the bras and camisoles is extremely soft and stretchy, and is very comfortable against a tummy that is being stretched by a growing baby. You will want to own a variety of colors! The bras are made of a lycra/nylon blend, with adjustable straps, and make an excellent choice for wearing this summer as the weather continues to heat up outside.

Available in styles with lace trimming or the standard scoop neck, Coobie garments come in an abundant array of vibrant colors, offering a pop of color to your essential everyday outfit. Coobie also offers slight shape enhancements with the option of removable padding. To learn more or to order online, please visit ShopCoobie.com.

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