I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Medai Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.
I had the pleasure of sampling some ginnybakes cookies and baking mixes thanks to the Moms Meet blogger program. I was blown away by the box of samples… what a great selection! I wasn’t familiar with the brand but have tried a bunch of different kinds of gluten free cookies… most of which were.. um… not great? However the ginnybakes brand holds it’s own.
My favorite thing about these products (besides being non-gmo and organic) is how they taste homemade. Let’s face it.. when you had a Grammy that knew how to bake.. most store bought treats just don’t cut it. Oatmeal Coconut Bliss was hands down my favorite. Hello, my name is Sarah… and I’m a coconut-aholic. And they were just that, bliss. The Butter Crisp cookies reminded me of Christmas as a youngling. There is something about a buttery, sugar cookie that brings you back to being a kid. I think it’s the sparkly dusting of sugar ;o)
Their ginnybakes mixes are just as great! I made the ‘lovely brownie bliss’ in my mini donut pan. I am not a huge fan of using oil in any baked goods. I’m the crunchy momma that always uses those handy little cups of apple sauce. (the ginnybakes recipe calls for coconut oil.. which i LOOOOOVE but ran out of in my AM smoothie). Using the applesauce made the brownies moist and cakelike. My boys went nuts over them. As you can see kid #3 was angry he couldn’t eat them all… sorry dude.
As always I try to learn everything I can about the product I’m reviewing.. Their website is beautiful and their Instagram makes their founder, ginny simon, incredibly accessible. I was in awe when she started to comment on my posts about the product! Most of the time when you tag companies you never expect to interact with their creator!
From their website:
“founded in 2010 by ginny simon, ginnybakes is the realization of a dream. combining ginny’s passion for nutrition, active living and baking, our products are a natural expression of her dedication to leading healthy, balanced lives.”
And you can tell by their social media that they live that mantra. Photos of food, life, family and wellness. Unlike most company’s social media accounts, I thoroughly enjoy ginny’s updates. As a consumer I feel better about the products I choose when I feel a connection to the people and the passion behind them.
Last but certainly not least they offer ginnybars and ginnyminis. Peace, Love & Apple was my favorite. They also make Love & Nuts, Karma, Love & Apricot and Happy Chocolate Bliss. Crunchy and slightly chewy made this lady happy on her long commutes to work. And then once I got to work I knew I had a little treat waiting for me later. ginnyminis are the perfect little snack during the day. Just enough to take the edge off ;o)
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I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.
I’m sure many of you can relate – kids LOVE anything in a pouch.
Applesauce – check.
Spinach mango – check.
quinoa salmon squash etc etc – check.
Kids will eat ANYTHING in a pouch… but it’s just too darn expensive. I can get like 3x the amount of applesauce in bulk than I can in pouches. But guess what.. my three boys ain’t got time for that.
So the solution – Squeasy Snackers! The lovely folks at Squeasy Gear are on the up an up and were kind enough to give me some to review (and to give away..keep reading!)
I’ve seen many designs of reusable food pouches and usually it boils down to ONE thing.. how easy it is to clean. The best part of the Squeasy Snacker is that they’re made from 100% Food Grade Non-Toxic, BPA free, PVC free, Phthalate Free Silicone. You can easily inside-them-out to clean or throw them in the top rack of your dishwasher.
I was hustling out the door one day and decided to just put water in them. The kids thought they were so cool to use. However.. they had to get used to the squeasy-ness. Thankfully it was a hot summer day and they appreciated getting squirted in the face!
The next thing I decided to do was make a smoothie in them. I did our old standby – coconut water, frozen berries, local maple yogurt and bananas! It was chilly and refreshing and a healthy snack.
You can check out my kids reaction here on my Instagram post(Just like my kids to scream about going pee in the background! Ahh to be a Mom to three boys):
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Today, my son, Remington and I
made a Sacred heart out of our garden harvest!!! Remington, even at 22 months, is a huge help in maintaining our plants. He’s a pro with a hose!!
I also used this for today’s Matching Mummies July photo challenge on Instagram!
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A few years back , through social media, I came to know a lovely young woman named Kylee Lane. Through that meeting, I was introduced to her company Luxury Lane Soap and was immediately hooked. A company run by a nerdy, vivacious, sarcastic, motivated mom? Here- just take my credit card and keep it.
In a world of products laced with unknown ingredients and more importantly unknown long term effects, it’s a breath of fresh air to buy products created with high quality SAFE ingredients. Kylee prides herself on having a very visible ingredient list. Which rules. You can find this info easily on the website:
To this day, Luxury Lane Soap continues to use certified pure, sustainable, organic ingredients. Luxury Lane Soap is committed to providing you oils that are unsurpassed in color, depth, consistency and key nutrients for the most magnificent products possible. Every vegetable oil we offer is extracted through expeller or cold pressed methods. We do not employ the use of solvent, hexane or alcohol extraction for these oils, and we do not stock oils that have been processed through heat intensive hydraulic extraction as these methods produce relatively unhealthy oils that lack in the qualities we require and you deserve Transparency is incredibly important to me, both personally and professionally. Ingredient information is included with every product either by image, within product description or via link back to this page, within on our website. I want you to know what you are purchasing, before you purchase it. While many small businesses frown on this practice, due to potential formulation theft, I pride myself on keeping my customers informed. Ingredient information will always be available, out in the open, at LuxuryLaneSoap.com. If I happened to miss something, please do not hesitate to contact me so that I may fix my oversight immediately!
Have an epic day! -Kylee Lane CEO, Founder & Creative Force”
How cool is that?? REALLLLLLY fricken cool if you ask me. So let me share the products in my daily rotation : Pure Fragrance Mist in Good Karma – Notes of juicy, sweet orange and refreshing lemongrass are rounded down by earthy rich patchouli and cedarwood to make a completely unique complimentary blend. With a baby and 3 dogs- I LOVE this. Makes every room smell divine.
Hemp Satin Body cream and Whipped Soap in Pumpkin Cupcake- 2010 AND 2011 Best Seller! – Warm pumpkin, and soft cupcakes topped with creamy butter cream frosting. Sprinkled with just the right touch of cinnamon and hints of clove. A luscious alternative to the bland and regular pumpkin spice scents. These make bath time and after bath time delicious.
Luxury Lane recently had a fundraiser to help build a bigger, better work studio. That goal was easily met by her adoring customer base. So please, do yourself a favor and go check out this wonderful company, run by a wonderful person. You’ll be hooked, just as I am.
*Clare* (These comments are my own and I was not paid or reimbursed in any way!!)