Sunday, August 27, 2017

Optimum Nutrition Protein Rich Breakfast Options



The routine of back to school is sinking in. Though we home school, we do go to co-op once a week and we have to be there early. I don't always have time to make myself breakfast, so I find myself grabbing something unhealthy.


I am so excited to tell you about the new products from Optimum Nutrition. The first is the Whey & Oats Shake. Every Whey & Oats shake contains 27 grams of premium protein, plus as much fiber as a bowl of oatmeal (one cup, prepared). Whey & Oats is available in three delicious breakfast bakery-inspired flavors – 


  • Vanilla Almond Pastry
  • Blueberry Muffin 
  • Chocolate Glazed Donut


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and busy mornings don’t always allow time to make a bowl of oatmeal in addition to having your protein shake. Now there’s a solution to help Fuel Your Morning with ease. WHEY & OATS - a convenient and delicious way to help complete your breakfast by getting whey – a complete protein with all the essential amino acids to support muscle recovery, and oats - a complex carbohydrate that provides energy to support strength and endurance. Set a good foundation for the day with WHEY & OATS in breakfast-inspired flavors in a smooth, easy-to-mix shake.
  • Made with Premium Whey Protein
  • Complex Carbohydrates from Whole Oats
  • As Much Fiber as a Bowl of Oatmeal *(1 cup, prepared)
  • Banned Substance Tested





The Greek Yogurt Protein Smoothie is my favorite. Each serving of Greek Yogurt Protein Smoothie provides 20 grams of premium protein and has zero added sugar. Unlike traditional smoothies, there is no need for a blender, as the easy-to-mix formula blends smoothly with a spoon in a glass or in a shaker cup. Greek Yogurt Protein Smoothie is available in three classic yogurt flavors –


  • Strawberry 
  • Blueberry 
  • Vanilla

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but making the same protein shake every morning is tiresome, and making a yogurt smoothie can be time consuming and loaded with sugar. Start your busy mornings with GREEK YOGURT PROTEIN SMOOTHIE – a convenient way to help Fuel Your Morning with a flavorful, high-protein smoothie using just a glass and spoon. Each serving is made with Greek yogurt proteins and instantized premium whey protein, so no blender is needed. Stir one up for a creamy smoothie to help you start the morning right, help you feel full, and stay on-track with your fitness and nutrition goals.
  • Muscle Support from Premium Protein
  • Made with Greek Yogurt Protein Powder and Chia
  • Gluten Free
  • Banned Substance Tested


Both ON A.M. Series products are new combinations of traditional breakfast staples. The ON Greek Yogurt Protein Smoothie combines whey protein with Greek yogurt proteins and chia for a smooth, creamy texture. ON Whey & Oats brings together whey protein, a complete protein with all the essential amino acids to help support muscle recovery and fine-milled whole oats, a complex blend of carbohydrates that provide energy to support strength and endurance, in an easy-mixing shake.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Boozy Creamery by The Curious Creamery




I don't know why no one thought of it before. Ice cream made for adults, with alcohol. Sounds good right? Well, let me tell you, it's DELICIOUS. We whipped up a batch for a girls night, and it was so good, it had all my friends asking where they could get more.

Boozy Creamery is so easy to make. Take the pouch/flavor of your choice, blend with the listed water or milk, and add the alcohol. Freeze for a few hours, and there you go, you have your own alcohilic ice cream, no ice cream maker required!


The flavors available are:

If you are not sure which one you would like to try first, you can buy a sampler pack! 

The Boozy Creamery provides a revolutionary new way to make alcoholic ice cream at home, no ice cream machine required! Just add a chilled liquid (water or milk) and alcohol. Then whisk for 5 minutes, freeze and enjoy. It’s the perfect adult treat for any day or occasion.

You can purchase a single pack, a sampler pack or a 6 pack of 1 flavor here. Be sure to check out the other products for The Curious Creamery, they all look great!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

BasicBites Soft Chews for Oral Health Care



Oral health is not always easy to get, especially when out all day. I love knowing that I can throw a BasicBites in my purse and have it when I need it to keep my mouth and teeth clean and healthy.

They may look and taste like a candy, but BasicBites® are a major breakthrough in oral care. BasicBites take advantage of your mouth’s natural protective processes to neutralize harmful sugar acids and enrich and fortify tooth enamel. This revolutionary technology was developed by renowned research scientists at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine.


Eating two BasicBites a day is good for: 
 Adults, teens and children*
 Those with dry mouth 
 Anyone interested in extra oral care support



BasicBites are delicious, sugar free, chocolate soft chews that can help maintain healthy teeth and support the acid-base (pH) level on tooth surfaces that are already in the normal range. BasicBites contain the patented AlkaGen Technology. This breakthrough technology was developed at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. BasicBites coat the teeth with a unique blend of vital and natural nutrients. These nutrients were discovered to be present in healthy saliva and mimic saliva's supportive, natural benefits.
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Rise-N-Shine Wake Up On Time Dietary Supplement



It's so hard to wake up on time. I set my alarm and I get out of bed, but I DRAG. Like, really, on our co-op days, I just DRAG...until I get a few cups of coffee in me, and it doesn't matter what time I go to bed either. I always seem to wake up tired.

I was really excited to try this product called Wake Up on Time. It's time released, so you take it before bed, and when it's time to wake up, vitamins like B-12 and B-6 get released which helps you to have more energy.

I am on day 3 of using these, and I am happy to say I feel so much better in the mornings! My alarm goes off, and it takes me a couple of minutes to feel like getting out of bed, but when I do, I definitely have more skip in my step.


Rise-N-Shine's patented Wake Up On Time is the first product of its kind, taken BEFORE bed, but doesn't start working until it's time to wake up!  Wake Up On Time will never prevent you from falling asleep - thanks to the magic of time release. Wake Up On Time contains the highest quality ingredients, including Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Guarana Seed Extract (100 mg caffeine), L-Tyrosine, Eleuthero Root extract and more! Wake Up On Time is designed to help you wake up in the morning feeling great and full of energy.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Decora Smart with Wi-Fi Technology by Leviton Smart Lights for Your Home





When you have kids, you know how important it can be to not have to move from the position you are in to turn off lights. So many nights, I wish I had this product. I remember once when Xander was around a year old, and he had pneumonia, every time I got up off the bed for almost 2 days he would cry. He wanted to sit on the bed and play, but mama has to go to the bathroom sometimes, and I was alone in the day because the husband was at work. Having a remote to the TV was great, but it would have been so much nicer to have a remote for the lights.

Decora Smart with Wi-Fi Technology products are so great. You don't need a hub to install them, so it's pretty easy, and once they are installed you download the app and are ready to go


Control connected loads and lights from anywhere using Wi-Fi, an internet connection and the free My Leviton app; that is all you need, no hub required. Simplify control of the residence - schedule lights and connected loads to turn on/off at specific times or based on sunrise/sunset, easily group smart devices into rooms, and create scenes to activate multiple lights at once. Customize your experience with adjustable fade rates, maximum/minimum illumination levels, and more if desired. Supports dimmable LED and CFL technologies up to 450 Watts along with support for legacy incandescent lighting loads up to 1000 Watts. Decora Smart with Wi-Fi Technology devices are designed for countries which follow NEMA standards including the United States, Canada and parts of South America.
  • AMAZON ALEXA VOICE CONTROL Compatible with all products that support Amazon Alexa providing voice control of the load: “Alexa, dim living room lights to 25%”. Alexa devices (including Echo, Dot, and Tap) sold separately. Learn how to pair your Decora Smart™ devices to your Amazon Alexa device.
  • GOOGLE ASSISTANT VOICE CONTROL Utilize Google Home, a voice-enabled speaker powered by the Google Assistant, to easily control smart devices as well as interior and exterior lights around the home. "Ok Google, turn [Everything] On/Off" Learn how to pair your Decora Smart™ devices to your Google Assistant device.
  • NO HUB REQUIRED If you have Wi-Fi and a smartphone, you can now have a smart home!  No hubs, gateways, controllers, or systems required.  Simply install your devices, download the app, and start controlling/automating today.  Add additional Decora Smart Wi-Fi devices at any time to expand your eco-system.
  • LOW-WATTAGE LED SUPPORT New lighting control accessories are engineered to function with extremely sensitive, low-wattage light sources, such as a single LED bulb in a hallway or a strand of holiday.

Check out the whole line of Decora Smart with Wi-Fi Technology items here


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Paw Pods Biodegradable Pet Caskets and Urns





It's never easy to say goodbye to your pet. I have done it so many times, today I'll share a story about when I wish I had a Paw Pod. 

Gizmo was my shih-tzu. My husband bought him for me for Valentine's Day in 1996, the year we got married. He was 8 weeks old, and the cutest puppy ever. People would stop and ask us where we got such a cute dog. Gizmo traveled the states with us when he was 3 years old, we drove across country and all up and down the west coast. When we moved to Los Angeles, my husband and I only had him, we were married for 10 years before kids, so to us, he was our baby. In L.A. we would take him to dog parks, and to the Malibu beach, and Santa Monica Pier...the long train on Venice Beach..he went everywhere with us. 

When Xander was born, he loved him, he would curl up and sleep next to Xander every night, I think he was protecting him. 

Then, when I was 6 months pregnant with my 2nd child, we got up one day and my little Gizmo (who was now almost 11 years old) was bleeding when he urinated. We had just moved to FL from Nevada, and had JUST been able to afford to get the apartment we were in. So I knew this was not good. We rushed him to the nearest vet, and they told us that he had kidney stones. He needed immediate surgery which was going to cost $1500. We didn't have it, we didn't have credit cards to put it on, we didn't have family to ask or any friends in FL to help us. It was such an awful feeling to know we had to put him down. The vet said that was the only other option. 

I cried. I sat there with him while they did it, and I remember his big sigh when the pain medication had gone in, I cried so hard that I pushed myself into pre-term labor, and almost ended up losing my newborn too. 

I didn't have any other pets for a long time, because I didn't want a pet if I couldn't ever not afford to get it the care it needed. 

Gizmo's body was kept by the vet's office, I left with nothing. Nothing to remember him by, well, I do have a stuffed toy that was his that I cherish, but I wish I could have buried him. The vet asked if I wanted to take him home, but I couldn't deal with the thought of putting him into a box. If I had already had a Paw Pod, it would have been much easier, and now I am keeping a Paw Pod for my dog and my cat, just in case, for someday.




Paw Pods eco-friendly, biodegradable pet burial pods and urns help provide closure for your customers during one of life’s most difficult times. Paw Pods make the terrible experience of losing a pet better by delivering the body of the beloved family member in a dignified manner. At Paw Pods we want to do our part to protect the environment. Our Pods are made from 100% biodegradable materials. Our remarkable durable pods and urns are constructed of bamboo fiber and rice husk. Each Pod is accompanied with a sympathy card and seeded leaf designed for planting with the pod to create a living memorial. Our green-conscious philosophy underlies all of our development and production activities.

You can purchase Paw Pods at Bed Bath and Beyond or on Amazon. With so many size options available, you are sure to get the right one for your pet.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

ZizzyBee Bags


Recently, I keep finding myself needing a bag, not a big bag or a small bag, just something in the middle, that can hold what I need it to hold, and be easy to look through to find what I put in there. I am loving the new bag from ZizzyBee!

ZizzyBee bags are the perfect size. They hold everything I need when I need it, so far I have been using my bag for :

  • The beach (sunscreen, lotion, my phone) 
  • The store (coupons, phone, shopping list and pen) 
  • School (snacks, pens, pencils)
  • Park (notepad to draw on, pen and pencil and markers)

ZizzyBee Bags help you store and organize just about anything…from toiletries, diapers/wipes, make-up and sports gear, to even purse clutter! These handy compact reusable bags are convenient for every part of your life. Pack snacks and toys for road trips to grandma’s, or for those wet swimsuits after a day at the beach.
Reduce single-use bag waste while keeping life’s clutter cleaned up. With two eco-friendly bag sizes to choose from, ZizzyBee Bags are a perfect fit for all your home storage and travel needs.
You can purchase a ZizzyBee Bag online here for $19.99 for a set of 3 bags!
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station



Cut it, create it, show it off! With the Cutie Stix™ Cut & Create Station, you can create customized jewelry, nail art, fun figures, and more out of our seriously cute sticks! Simply choose your cute design, including emojis, animals, or treats, and create your masterpiece! The Cut & Create Station is your door to a whole new world! Your jewelry making kit comes with everything you need to get started with your Cutie Stix™ line, including a storage station, a cutting unit, and one stix wand! Plus, our refill kits mean that you can have continuous cuts and continuous fun! Cutie Stix™ come in three different sizes, Mightie, Cutie, and Teenie, to fit your fashion and design needs!


  • 1 Storage Station
  • 1 Cutting Unit
  • 1 Stix Wand
  • 2 Cutting Frames
  • 1 Sheet of Adhesive Dots
  • 8 Jewelry Clasps
  • 24 Connectors
  • 1 Coring Unit
  • 1 Coring Wand
  • 2 Coring Containers
  • 1 Threader
  • 2 Threaded Spools
  • 24 Stix (4 Mighties, 14 Cuties, and 6 Teenies)
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Dotz Blok



Dotz products are a fun way to DIY. Being a mom of tweens, we go through a lot of these kinds of things and I am always happy to find a product that the kids can spend more than 15 mins working on. 

Dotz® are a brand new way to create pixel art. The pieces, called dotzBLOK™, are colorful interconnecting silicone blocks used to craft unique pixelated designs on notebooks, phone and tablet covers and more. The minds behind the fun believe in creativity and realizing imaginative potential through building. Kids can spell out their names or favorite phrases, build shapes and characters or create abstract designs for everyday decoration.

Dotz come with bases, or other things like cell phone cases and tags, and then you can use the Dotz to make a pixelized image on the base. My kids are having a blast designing all their own fun creations!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Replens Moisture Restore External Comfort Gel



Most women don't like talking about their vaginas. I know when I say the word "Vagina" or even as I say "Va-jay-jay" to the kids, Casey tenses up and gives me a weird look. It's embarrassing, but it shouldn't be. We shouldn't be embarrassed to talk about the parts GOD gave us. I have experienced vaginal dryness, and for a while, experienced it for a long, painful time without help, because I was too embarrassed to go into the store and buy a product. Luckily that is all in the past, and now it doesn't bother me, and I hope anyone reading this can hear me say, it shouldn't bother you either. 

Replens Moisture Restore External Comfort Gel is a daily vaginal moisturizer that provides continuous comfort, and alleviates irritation of the outside skin surrounding the vagina. The same hormonal changes that cause internal vaginal dryness can also contribute to external discomfort.
The HydraPro Complex™ is a blend of moisturizers and vitamins to help nourish dry external vaginal skin. The gel's formula has Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5 to help reduce water loss from the skin's surface, leaving behind a protective barrier to lock in moisture.
  • Helps soothe & relieve external vaginal dryness
  • Estrogen-Free/Hormone-Free
  • Fragrance-Free
  • Quick Drying/Non-Messy
  • Helps you enjoy intimacy again
Add this gel to your daily regimen to make normal daily activities like sex, walking, prolonged sitting, exercising and bike riding as comfortable as they should be.
You can purchase this at any drug store, so get out there and get some!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Sunday September 10th is Grandparents Day


My grandpa was awesome. He was kind, and sweet and loving. He was hardworking, and honest and he loved me. Because I don't really have a dad, he was there for me, and he wasn't even my blood. Blood though, isn't as important as love, and he did love me, and I loved him.

He passed away over 10 years ago, and I think of him all the time, Especially with my oldest son Xander. Xander would have loved him, they have so much in common. I wish I could have one more Grandparents Day with him to tell him how much I love and miss him.


If your grandparents are still around, you can get them this awesome gift basket from GourmetGiftBaskets.com and show them how much they mean to you. Delivery dates as early as tomorrow!

Special people deserve special gifts! That's why, for Grandparents Day, we created this gorgeous arrangement that's full of irresistible gourmet foods. Inside a classic picnic basket is an artful arrangement of fresh orchard fruits, classic Vermont cheddar cheese, and artisan crackers, creating a thoughtful gift that's perfect for showing your grandparents just how much they mean to you!

Included in the basket are: 
  • Fresh Orchard Fruits
  • Deli Style Hors D’Oeuvre Crackers by Partners  - 2 oz. 
  • Classic Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese by Cabot - 8 oz. 
  • Beef Summer Sausage by Bavaria - 5 oz.
  • Roasted & Salted Peanuts by J&R Gourmet - 2 oz. 
  • Chichester Snack Mix by Merrimack Valley Snack Company - 2 oz.
  • Pretzel Twists by Auntie Trudie's - 3 oz.
  • (3) Assorted Citrus Slices by Hillside Candy

That's a great gift for a great price, and be sure to look for the popup on the website that will save you 15% on your first order!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Join The Clear Skin Revolution And Challenge Yourself To An AcneFree Life!


My boys are not so little anymore. With that comes a whole different amount of issues. Goodbye potty training, tantrums, whining...hello acne, girls and independence.
While I am not ready for most of these things, I love that I can have a product on hand all the time, to at least help with the acne, which helps with the girls, which helps with the independence.


  • AcneFree is the only brand that makes acne clearing systems formulated with Advanced Micro-Benzoyl Peroxide: a key ingredient designed to work faster and penetrate deeper into pores. AcneFree 24 Hour Acne Clearing System is clinically proven to be as effective as Proactiv™ 3-step System*, and includes Oil-free Purifying Cleanser, Renewing Toner and Repair Lotion. Just 3 simple steps 2x a day for clearer skin, with visible results in just 1 - 3 days!

Xander has had some mild acne since he was born! I remember he had a pimple on his nose at just a few days old. The doctor told me he has very oily skin, he must get it from his dads side :)

I gave him the AcneFree recently, and showed him how to use it, and now he is using it by himself, and I can see his confidence growing. It's great that the product is so easy to use, and it works so fast! AcneFree is also available in Severe and Sensitive.

Plus, check out the #AcneFreeLife Sweepstakes for a chance to win $1,000 and AcneFree® products.
To enter: 
  • Visit https://acnefree.wishpond.com/sweepstakes and complete the official entry form by entering your first name, last name, and your email address
  • After submitting an official entry form, you may earn additional entries for successfully completing each of the following actions:
    • Using the Entry Form to 'follow' AcneFree on Instagram, @AcneFree
    • Using the Entry Form to 'like' the AcneFree page on Facebook, @AcneFree
Enter the #AcneFreeLife Sweepstakes today and experience the AcneFree difference for yourself. For more information visit us at AcneFree.com and join the conversation on social media @AcneFree.
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Pokemon GO Trainer Level Badges Now Available at Sprint




The kids and I have been playing Pokemon GO since the weekend it came out. July 17th 2016 to be exact. We love Pokemon GO and we are always looking for ways to enjoy the game in different ways, like when the Pokemon GO Plus came out, we were right there to get them!

I am really excited about this deal from Sprint:

Sprint invites Pokémon GO Trainers to go Unlimited and get a $50 Pokémon GO Sprint Super Pack for FREE!

The Pokémon GO Sprint Super Pack includes Ultra Balls, Lucky Eggs, Pinap Berries, Lure Modules, Incense and more… It’s perfect for the Trainer on-the-go! To take advantage of this special offer, visit a local store and switch to Sprint or add a line to your existing Sprint account. While you’re in the store, ask a Sprint representative about Sprint Unlimited Freedom.

Customers can also receive moto e4 smartphones for the whole family. Up to 10 lines of the moto e4 are on us - available for new and existing Sprint customers who add a line to their account.


ALSO! Trainer Level Badges are now available exclusively at participating Sprint stores nationwide. Trainers can pick-up their Trainer Level Badges, sign up for Trainer Rewards, recharge their batteries, and most importantly… have fun.

For a limited time, when a customer switches to Sprint, they can get five lines of unlimited data, talk and text for $20.00 per month per line. Plus, for a limited time, the fifth line is free. This offer includes HD video and 10GB of mobile hotspot data per month per line, so you can play as much Pokémon GO as you like, without worry.
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Organic Good & Go! Snacks From Horizon



Snack time at our Co-op is always the hardest! I need something healthy that will get the kids through to their next class without filling them so full that they can't eat lunch! I love the Horizon Good & Go Snacks for that reason. Riley who is a big boy at 10 years old definitely needs a good filling snack, but I find when he eats too many carbs or sweets he isn't hungry at lunch. So I am super happy that these snacks have just the right blend of protein and carbs.


Horizon Organic®, a leading national organic dairy brand, recently announced the launch of a new line of snacking products. Horizon Organic Good & Go! Snacks are great to peel open before sports practice and a convenient staple for school lunches. With 5 or more grams of protein per pack, it's a deliciously easy way to keep kids going. Available in three irresistible combinations kids love, these products offer new feel-good snacking options for all families.  
Horizon Organic Good & Go Snacks are available in three new varieties:
The kids all loved them, the favorite was the Colby & Apple Crisps. I will definitely be making sure I have these on hand all year.


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Splat Hair Chalk and Ombre Collection



I have always loved coloring my hair. I like to go from blonde to pink to brown, but I tend to usually fall into the blonde range. Sometimes when I am feeling fun, I want a product I can put in quickly and I don't have to worry about washing it out. That's when I use Splat Hair Chalk. It's perfect because it's temporary, and I can use it wherever I want.





Splat Hair Chalk is temporary hair color for a day, a beautiful way to add pastel color highlights to your hair. The chalk slides on dry and instantly adds just the right touch of color. The compact is designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand so it is easy to hold onto and apply to hair. The result is soft color that is easy to brush, curl or style after application and is easily washed out with shampoo! You can highlight your hair with a different color every day. The applicator sponge is included for easy application close to your hair-line or when applying color to your braid. Kit Includes: 1 Compact of Splat Hair Chalk & 1 Applicator Sponge.

Then, there are the times when I want more for my hair. More color, make it last longer, brighter, obvious. I am really looking forward to trying the Splat Ombre Love (the pink one up there!) because I think with my light hair, it will be beautiful. I have to wait a few weeks for the other color I have in now though, over coloring can be damaging! I will be sure to update once it's done. 

You can purchase Splat products online or at your local retail store. 


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Live Clean Products for the Entire Family!






Live Clean is a collection of eco-friendly beauty products that are made for the entire family. The brand has a simple vision: to create high performance body, hair, and baby products that celebrate natural beauty while honoring the earth. Live Clean harnesses the beautifying power in plant-based ingredients to create gentle and effective products that are safe for you, your baby, and the environment at an affordable price with all products under $5.99. Live Clean products are:

  • Naturally Based Ingredients: Grounded in respect for the environment, Live Clean products are made of 98% renewable and sustainable plant based ingredients. We preserve the beauty of the planet by never using petro-chemical based ingredients.

  • Biodegradable and Recyclable: Every little bit counts. We take great care to source local, biodegradable ingredients, and to use the most recyclable packaging available to reduce our ecological foot print.

  • Certified Organic: Live Clean products are created using certified organic extracts derived from beautifying botanicals, including Rosemary, Chamomile, and Lavender.

  • Free of Harsh Chemicals: Harsh chemicals, who needs them! We believe in using CLEAN, SIMPLE ingredients. Our products are always; SLS Free, Phthalate Free, Petroleum Free, Silicone Free, Paraben Free, DEA Free, Phosphate Free, and Dye Free.

Pure Vegan & Vegetarian: We love and adore animals. The majority of Live Clean products are Vegan with a small portion being vegetarian

Cruelty-Free: Live Clean uses responsible practices and NEVER tests on animals. We believe in embracing in the beauty of life and living cruelty-free.

Live Free, which is available at Target, Walgreens, and Whole Foods, has three distinct collections: The Fresh Water Collection, The Argan Oil Collection, and the Coconut Milk Collection. Each of these collections contains a shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and hand soap.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Bakerly Products are a Great Treat for Kids and Parents!



My kids and I have been noticing this line of products in the store for a while now. I wasn't sure what to make of the crepes when I saw them. I wondered how they would taste, and since I am really picky, I didn't try them. I wish I had! The people at Bakerly sent me a box of goodies to try, and here is what we thought.



Bakerly Crepes. These are SO good. This is definitely my favorite. The Crunchy Crepes with a Hazelnut Chocolate Filling. It tastes like a thin pancake drenched in Nutella. I have been eating them for breakfast, afternoon snacks, before bed snacks. I can't get enough!


The Crepes are available in several flavors as well, like chocolate and strawberry. The kids really love the strawberry, and I LOVE that they are good right out of the package! So easy. 


The Brioche Rolls are AMAZING. I sliced them and served with turkey and cheese. The sweetness of the brioche was perfect. My favorite thing about them is that they are : 
  • authentic french recipe
  • no preservatives
  • no artificial coloring
  • no artificial flavoring
  • no high fructose corn syrup
  • NON-GMO



Last but not least. The Sliced Brioche. We used it to make french toast and grilled cheese. SO good! I love the whole line of Bakerly products, and I hope you get a chance to check them out too. We buy ours at Publix!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

New Products From Etch a Sketch! Freestyle and Joystick



Etch a Sketch has been around since I can remember. It was the classic car toy of my generation. My mom wanted to keep me busy in the car, she handed me the Etch a Sketch and I would go crazy. Now, with kids using devices in the car, it's a lot of screen time. I think it's time to get back to the past, and hand the kids the Etch a Sketch. With the 2 new products, it's going to be easy!


The next generation has a new classic to play with! Introducing Etch A Sketch Freestyle: a toy from the past transformed for the future. Designed exclusively for young artists, the Freestyle comes with a handy stylus that’s easy to grip and move. Kids can express their creativity without any messy clean up. Simply draw, shake to erase, and draw again – just like you did! Only now, your child has a whole new world of etching possibilities to discover. Alternate between thick and thin lines or use the double-sided stampers to add hearts, circles, stars and clouds to doodles. Since inspiration can strike anywhere, the classic red frame of the original has been flattened into a sleek and lightweight drawing pad. Throw it in a backpack and take it on a trip! Get creative, wherever you are, with the Etch A Sketch Freestyle!




Spark creativity and bring out your little one’s inner artist with the Etch A Sketch Joystick. This paperless drawing pad is a modern take on the iconic toy. Updated for younger artists, the two dials at the bottom of the frame are now one easy-to-use joystick that swivels 360 degrees! Toddlers will develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination drawing loops, lines and circles. When it’s time to begin again, simply shake to erase! With no clean up needed, this drawing pad gives kids the freedom to delve into their creativity and express themselves, even at a young age. Since little hands can only hold so much, the iconic red frame of the original has been transformed into a vertical design, so kids can hold and doodle. Introduce your toddler to the joy of drawing with the Etch A Sketch Joystick!


You can pick up both products on Amazon or in your local Toys 'r Us store. We are definitely using ours on our trip across the country this fall!



Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

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