Charmin Essentials Soft : {A Review & Swap Challenge}

This post was sponsored by Charmin as part of an influencer Activation for Influence Central.
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I was asked to try and switch out my old toilet paper, and try the new Charmin Essentials Soft  or Charmin Essentials Strong.  Charmin is unveiling these products to give shoppers what they want (soft and strong toilet paper), but at a reasonable price.    I quickly chose Charmin Essentials Soft because I HATE toilet paper that is rough and course and tossed the 6-pack into my shopping cart.  I especially value soft toilet paper not just for me, but because as a mom, I use toilet paper for young tushies too.  And not just their tushies, but young faces and noses.  Plus I figured any toilet paper that is soft, would be thick, and thick = strong enough in my book.  And I was right.  This toilet paper is soft and thick and strong, and can hold up to all my kids put it through haha.  My youngest daughter has asthma, bad allergies, and a constant runny nose…..so we end up using a lot of toilet paper to wipe her face and nose.  Because of this, it’s important the toilet paper we use can withstand all of that.  The first thing I noticed was it’s softness, but the second was that it was a bigger roll than what I was used to (But still fits well in the toilet paper holder which you can see below).  We have been using this new toilet paper now for several weeks and I love it.  
IMG_7202Another great thing about this TP is the price.  I am a Costco shopper and love a good bargain.  Luckily with Charmin Essentials Soft I don’t have to compromise my budget for quality.  Now that I have been using the Charmin Essentials Soft, I am curious about using their Charmin Essentails Strong to see how that differs….I just might have to go out and get me some of that too haha!

Charmin Essentials is offering the #CharminEssentials TP swap program.  If you currently use Angel Soft® or Scott® 1000 TP and want to try Charmin Essentials for FREE, then simply tweet your TP swap out request to @Charmin with #CharminEssentials #Promotion .  You will find the #CharminEssentials TP swap Terms & Conditions here.  Be sure to try them out friends!

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XOXO,

Care

 

TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods : {A Yummy Review!}

“This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

Time to get sweet and spicy! My friends at TAZO® sent me some amazing goodies from their Sweet Meets Spicy Collection to try and I am so excited to share about them with you all.  First of all, I am a coffee girl, and I use my Keurig® everyday!…but usually with some generic coffee that I buy at the grocery store…nothing fancy.  So I was so excited to get the opportunity to try these TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods and get fancy!  These K-Cup® pods are great because you can buy them to make at home whenever you want your own Chai Latte…or whenever your in the mood for some spice!

So come into my home with me to explore this world of flavor…..

This is what came in my package….how cute is this box!?IMG_6798IMG_6820When I opened the box it unfolded so pretty with all these goodies!  Is that Padma Lakshmi?? I love her!  This New York Times Bestselling author and host has some fun things to share and is partnering with TAZO® too because tea and chai have always been a part of her life and heritage.  IMG_6828IMG_6830Umm yes please to this spoon and cup!  IMG_6832Included in the box are some great sweet and spicy recipes that pair perfectly with a chai latte by Padma!  You can find the recipes too at: TAZO.com/chai/pairings.IMG_6845Oh Hey Padma…I see you using the cinnamon sugar chips recipe I love so much…(Remember my bunuelos blog post??)
IMG_6840So to make my own creamy chai tea latte at home, it will just take these two steps apparently….but we will see!IMG_6836Step 1: Pour dairy packetIMG_6847Step 2: Put TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pod in Keurig® and brewIMG_6856IMG_6861Step 3: Stir and enjoy!  The dairy packet did not fully mix after the TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pod finished…so be sure to stir.  But it’s seriously that simple and quick!  I LOVED IT!  It was spicy, warm, creamy, but sweet.  Very comforting….all I need now is a robe and a fireplace haha.  IMG_6866

Drink up sweet friends and grab your own TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods at TAZO.com/wheretobuy!!  For more information about this, check out here: http://TAZO .com/chai

XOXO

Spa Day : {Thanks to UnBOOKed Appointments}

logo2xTime for a GIVEAWAY!  I am partnering with my friends at UnBOOKed Appointments to give away 5 $20  credits towards any service on their website.  If you follow me on Instagram then you would have seen that I recently had a spa day at Massage Heights Irvine-Westpark and I booked it through UnBOOKed Appointments.  UnBOOKed Appointments partners with local businesses in your area to offer services at discounted prices during slow times, – think of it as a happy hour.  It is very similar to Groupon except that you can view and book the appointment time at the same time you purchase it.

During my spa day I had a full body massage and facial and it was divine!  So sign-up for UnBOOKed appointments and browse some of their happy hour-type deals to TREAT YO SELF like I did!

How to enter:

  • Check out UnBOOKed to make sure they offer services in your area
  • Like my post on Instagram and tag two friends who you think would love the $20 credit as well

And that’s it! The winners will be chosen Friday July 3rd and announced on my Instagram! Good luck sweet friends!

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Parenting OC Feature : {Top 15 OC Mom Blogs}



IMG_4363I am super excited to share this feature with you all!  Parenting OC Magazine made the May issue ” The Mom Issue.” One of their features in the magazine this month is their 15 Top Rated Mom Blogs in the OC….and you guessed it…Sweetlylemon.com is in there!  Check it out by picking up a copy yourself, going to their website, or reading below!  Thank you Parenting OC Magazine for featuring my blog!IMG_4367 IMG_4368 IMG_4371 IMG_4373

Drooling for Doughnuts : {Redbook Magazine Feature}

A few months back I featured a recipe about my knock-off of the Cronut….the Kronut.  Well this month Redbook Magazine came out with 10 delicious donut recipes and they featured my Kronut as one of them!  Be sure to check it out and all the other great donut recipes featured!  Also be sure to like and share it!

http://www.redbookmag.com/recipes-home/tips-advice/homemade-doughnut-recipes-5#slide-3

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