Moose Tracks Ice Cream Review

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Summer is coming and we have already had some real warm days here in Colorado (also cold ones). That means it is time for some ice cream! I was more than happy to do a review on Moose Tracks ice cream. I have never tried it before unless it was when I was a small kid. 

I went to my local Safeway store and found a good variety to chose from. I decided to get Original Moose Tracks and Caramel Caribou.


I did get the light version of the Caramel Caribou. It just had a little less calories and less sugar. The Caramel Caribou had caramel and peanut butter chocolate chunks in it and was sooo yummy. The Original one had chocolate swirls and chocolate peanut butter chunks in it. It was really good too. These are both two year old approved in our house which was a plus.




The two year old loved hers in a waffle cone. Usually she does not go for ice cream but I think as she has gotten older she has started to like it more. She really likes the Original Moose Tracks flavor. She is a chocolate lover and I am the caramel lover.

Denali is the company that makes these ice creams. They have over 30 different flavors available and my local store carried about 10 of them. You can see a list of them here: Flavors. We will definitely be trying some other flavors soon. You can learn more about the company and find out where to purchase at Moose Tracks Online.




479 Degrees Popcorn Review

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We are a popcorn loving family. We eat it as a snack all the time. I was very happy when 479 Degree Popcorn sent me some samples to try. I never knew popcorn came in so many yummy flavors. I will admit that some of the flavors I was scared to try but did anyways. Turned out I liked them too!

I was sent:
  • Asiago, Parmesan, and cheddar
  • Creamery Butter
  • Sea Salt
  • Toasted Seaweed & Sesame (one I wasn't sure of)
  • Farmers Market Herbs
  • Toasted Coconut Caramel
  • Sea Salt Caramel
  • Chipotle Caramel + Pumpkin Seeds

The toasted seaweed and sesame sounded so weird I was scared to try it. Turns out it had a nice sweet flavor and was really good! I need to learn not to be scared to try something because that was worth trying.











I really love this popcorn because it is all natural, non-GMO, gluten-free, whole grain, air popped, and low calorie. It is hard to find a tasty good for your popcorn. I have found one now and will need to go buy some. This popcorn went really fast in my house. I think we have half a bag of creamery butter left. Definitely a popcorn I would recommend. If you would like to learn more about the company and the product please visit 479 Degree Popcorn online.


UB Super Protein Shake Review

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I am always looking for a way to get more protein into my diet. The hardest part is finding a powder or supplement that taste good. When I found UB Super protein shakes I knew I wanted to try them and luckily I got the chance to. I was sent a vanilla and chocolate pack to try out. 






I tried the vanilla first and mixed it with water. Vanilla is my favorite flavor of anything so of course I liked it. The next day I tried the chocolate and mixed it with milk. I usually do not like chocolate flavors but this one was so yummy! These drinks contain 15 grams of protein! That is a really good amount. They are also gluten free, no sugar added, soy free, and non-GMO. I used the shakes to combat cravings and they worked and kept me fuller for a longer period of time. If you would like to learn more about the company and products please visit UB Super online.

Pure Lyft Clean Caffeine Review

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I am always looking for way to boost my energy. I especially like my coffee but it is not so good for me. I was really excited to try Pure Lyft. It is a clean caffeine energy stick. They are not flavored and can be stirred into any drink. The sticks contain natural caffeine and vitamins to provide energy. They contain the same amount of caffeine as one tall coffee.




The stir stick is easy to use. You open it up by removing the plastic on the outside over you drink. You do this because the powder falls out as soon as the plastic is taken off. You then use the stick to stir it into your drink. I have not noticed any change in the taste of my drinks. It does do its job and provide sustained energy. I love this product but especially the fact that it is natural caffeine. You can learn more about it at Pure Lyft. 


Vega Sport #FuelYourBetter Review

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I love to work out but have a hard time finding the energy and motivation. I really like to wake up and get my workout in before I eat breakfast. Lately I have hit a slump and have not had the energy needed to get it done. I am so happy that I got to try out Vega Sport Sugar Free Energizer. 



Veg sport makes products to help you get the workout you need in. They make products from energizers to re-hydrating items. I decided to try this energizer because I really need it right now. It is very easy to use. I was sent acai berry flavor and the box has single packets in it. 



I poured myself some water 15 minutes before my workout and mixed in the packet. The picture above is mid mixing in. It did mix better in my shaker bottle though. This flavor tasted great and I wasn't so sure about it before I tasted it but I love it. 

After drinking it I would workout. It provided the energy I need to get my 30 minute workout done. I did have energy after my workout as well. I would say the product worked great and tasted good too. You can learn more about the company and it's products at Vega Sport. You too can learn to #FuelYourBetter

Canyon Bake House Review

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Canyon Bakehouse  gluten free bread company has been around since 2008. The company thrives to help people love bread again. A lot of people have celiac disease which prevents them from eating gluten and therefore they are not able to enjoy bread. Canyon Bakehouse makes a variety of gluten free breads. 
They make:
  • 7-Grain bread
  • Cinnamon Raisin bread
  • Mountain White bread
  • Deli Rye Style bread
  • Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia bread
  • Hamburger buns
  • Hotdog buns
  • Cranberry Crunch muffins
I was sent some products to try. I was sent 7- grain bread, cinnamon raisin bread, rosemary & thyme focaccia, and hamburger buns.






I loved the cinnamon raisin bread with a little butter for breakfast. Canyon Bakehouse is one of the best gluten free breads I have ever tried! I have tried many other brands but this one stands out in flavor and freshness.
The rosemary & thyme focaccia was really good heated up with some cheese on it as a snack. Even the hamburger buns we fluffy and tasty. 7-grain bread made great toast and sandwich bread. I really want to try the muffins and mountain white bread next.

This awesome company is local to my area. It is actually based in the city I grew up in. I thought that was really neat and had to share that. It is good to see something good come from my home town. If you would like to learn more about the company or get a coupon please visit Canyon Bakehouse online.



The Mirror of the Moon (The Revenant Wyrd Saga #2) - Book Review (enter to win $10 Amazon gift card)

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*Disclosure: First Time Mommy Adventures received a copy of The Mirror Of The Moon in exchange for my honest review of it. These are my opinions only and yours may differ.*


The Mirror Of The Moon (The Revenant Wyrd Saga #2) 

The exciting sequel to The Bonds of Blood.

In the mystical lands of the Great Realms,twenty-one year-old Angelica, Jovian, and Joya pair up with their mentor Grace in pursuit of their kidnapped sister and heir to their plantation, Amber. Their quest suddenly changes when an ancient enemy of their family, Porillon, appears with Amber. A dangerous battle ensues, threatening one of their lives, and a new insight about their family is revealed, making the group question what Grace knows, and what she might be hiding. Porillon slips away with Amber, but Angelica and Jovian's visions hint that their sister may have been taken to the Mirror of the Moon, an ancient temple dedicated to the Goddess. 

Finding sanctuary with the elves and dwarves in the Mountains of Nependier, the group presses Grace to answer questions about their family's past. Their insistence leads to a revelation the youths aren't ready to handle. While they are still reeling from the news, Angelica and Jovian begin to feel a strange new consciousness waking inside of them, and what's more unnerving, it's taking over their individual thoughts...and joining them into one.



My Review and take on it:
I fell in love with this series after The Bonds of Blood. I like that is a very unique and different series. I have learned some new words and had to look them though. I love fantasy books because they take me on an adventure and hook me in. The Mirror of the Moon does just that too. I think this book is faster paced than the first one and it went by fast. I liked where the characters went and how it played out. They were brought to life and I was left wanting more and wondering what was to happen next. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series!





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Travis has been writing since he was 14.  He began writing a book called "The Calling of the Two" and while writing that on and off he started uncovering another idea.

"Yes, this is all well and good, but what about before? What happened in the world before these characters came into it?" He always knew there was a "before" and as he started wondering about it he got ideas. At first they were little ideas but as he discovered the names for his characters a whole story about them emerged.

Travis started working on The Revenant Wyrd Saga several years back and he is very happy he did because hearing and documenting Jovian and Angelica's story has been one wild ride for him.  He has also written the Infernal Design series.

He lives in a small town at the base of the Adirondack Mountains and hoofing around my neck of the woods gives him a ton of inspiration for his novels.   He loves research, and speculating on different ideas and theories.

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Kandoo Kids Review/Giveaway

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We have been trying to potty train and have had set backs. We still have not been successful but I am not giving up on her yet. I was sent some Kandoo Kids products to try out. I was sent Kandoo Kids Hand Soap and Kandoo Kids Flush-able Wipes.

The wipes are great because you just pop open the lid and get one out wipe and flush. I love that it will not clog up our sewer. The wipes are soft for her little bum and she likes to use them when she does potty. I have a feeling these will last us a while. She has decided she is not ready yet. 

The hand soap is awesome! It comes out purple so it is easier to teach her how to get her hands clean. I let her squirt some in her hands and tell her that when all the purple is gone your hands are rinsed and clean. She has too much fun washing her hands now and always wants to. It smells good too. We were sent Funny Berry scent. It is yummy smelling. Don't tell Christine but I use it sometimes.

Right now on Kandoo Kids you can enter to win one of 1,000 Super Power Clean Kits. Just go to Kandoo Kids online and take the Clean Crew Oath. There is also a free potty training book to download. 
You can win here too! Just enter below to win some flush-able wipes and your choice of hand soap or sanitizer. Good luck!

Boogie Wipes Review/Giveaway

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I was sent some awesome Boogie Wipes products to review. I was sent some Boogie Mist, grape scented wipes, and fresh scented wipes. With allergy season in full swing here these came at a perfect time. Christine gets a stuffy nose and does not like to blow it at all. She does not like me helping her either. If I were to hand her a Boogie Wipe she would blow it herself. The awesome part is the wipes are gentle on her nose and have saline to help loosen up those stuck in boogies. 




With a package as in the picture above Christine is able to grab a wipe herself and feel more independent. She is at that age where she wants to do everything by herself. She did prefer the grape scent over the fresh scent but was not extremely picky about which one she used. 

Now on to the Boogie Mist. Christine does not like spray of any kind in her nose unless she is held down and forced. She has not needed it that bad. I decided I would test it out since my nose needed it. I love it. I like the fresh scent it leaves in your nose and how easy it was to use. I used it just to moisturize my nose. I inserted it a little and sprayed. Some sprays leave a horrible smell but this one was great and kept it moisturized for a while. I was just getting over a cold and it helped out a lot.





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My Name Is Paul Movie Review

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I was very excited when I got the chance to review this movie. I had seen a preview of it on another faith based film that I watched and was very interested in seeing it. The movie is partly based on the story of Paul from the Bible. If you remember Paul was a Christian killer and was struck blind by God. In the movie it is a little more modernized I think. 



                                        


I really love the description of the movie that I found on Christian Cinema.com. It reads:
There are two sides to every story.
Paul blinded by hate and intent on destruction is determined to find and kill Peter, the enemy of his Leader. However, a terrible accident and a miraculous discovery take him off course and on a road of self-discovery where he learns to live and love the Way.


I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I liked that it was action packed but faith based at the same time. It is a good movie for adults to discuss the story of Paul. You can compare the movie to the Bible like my husband and I did. We had fun watching as a couples night in. Put the kiddo to sleep and enjoyed it together.






Goddess Garden Sunscreen Review

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My daughter loves to play outside especially at the park. We were lucky and have had some nice weather. With her hair color and skin tone she can burn easily in the sun. I was so happy to find Goddess Garden Organics and get to try out their Sunny Kids Sport Spray Sunscreen.


Christine has very sensitive skin so I try to natural organic sunscreens and skin products on her. This one was exactly that. It is a spray but non aerosol!



This particular spray is SPF 30. It is also lasts 80 minutes in water. It is scent free, made with certified organic ingredients, biodegradable, reef-safe, non-GMO, vegan, and even dermatologist recommended. They also have aloe vera and sunflower oil.





Christine enjoyed getting her sunscreen put on because she knows she gets to play if it is on. Sunny Kids Sport Spray did not irritate her skin or leave any kind of rash. She has eczema so it is hard to find good lotions and sunscreens that do not break her out. We are so happy to have found Goddess Garden Organics sunscreens. It only takes a little bit to cover Christine so I bet it will last us almost all summer. This is a brand we will be using continuously and recommend to other sensitive skinned children or adults. 

If you would like to learn more about the company and its products please visit Goddess Gardens Organics online. The awesome part is that this company is a local company to me. I love being able to give a local company a good review.