Part-time employee plus a work from home mother of two active boys. Married happily for more than ten years. Dog owner. Country girl. Busy volunteer. Wood and paper crafter. Pinterest addict. Avid reader... books are my sanity, laundry is my nemesis.
As a diabetic, I try to avoid fruit juices and soda, but sometimes I want something a little more exciting than water. I enjoy the Stur enhancers and the fact they are sweetened with stevia rather than traditional artificial sweeteners. A small bottle lasts a while as I'm only adding when a craving really hits. The pom cranberry flavour rates the highest in my books.
This is a great sunscreen for daily use. It's not greasy and applies well under makeup. It doesn't irritate my randomly sensitive skin at all. Super sheer and fantastic year round coverage; I tend to wear it in the summer or when we head south for a vacation.
The Good Bean offers delicious snacking alternatives - high in fibre and flavour! I like to have a bag handy for the days I'm craving some crunch, but not the empty calories of other snacks. The light cinnamon flavour also appeals to my sweet-tooth cravings without the guilt. Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan.
Bagged salads can be so blah but this is one that I trust. The quality is always outstanding, and the dressing is delicious, and I feel good with more green on my plate. It's one of my go-to potluck grabs and we never leave with leftovers. Some days, my kids will even eat it without complaining....
I received a sample of Gimme Brow from BeautyBoutique and have been a fan ever since. It works great for taming unruly hairs and adding some definition without any smudging or heavy gels. It's easy to use and lasts the day - an essential in my makeup bag.
This is one of my go-to hand lotions come winter. I work with wood, and paint, and between that and the Canadian climate, I need a heavy-duty hand cream that works without being greasy. This covers nicely, absorbs quickly, and lasts. I toss a tube into my purse for regular use and find it great around my cuticles. The smell is strong, but it doesn't count as a detractor in my opinion.
The Balsam & Cedar scent by Illume is one of my favourite candle scents and doesn't seem to irritate anyone in the home. They burn cleanly and last long enough. Illume packaging is always attractive but these tins are fantastic. Perfect for gift giving offering a woodsy winter scent.
These were recommended by my dietitian for those days when I'm grabbing meals on the go. The ingredients are a lot better than many of the granola bars on the market and the taste is probably my favourite of all the protein bars available. I always carry one in my purse.
I generally reach for loose leaf teas when I'm craving a cuppa, but I will make an exception when it comes to Stash. This has been a comforting favourite since I first tried it years ago. It's hard to find year round so I tend to stock up, but the soothing mint and ginger is great for relaxing and it's gentle on the tummy.
I am personally not a fan of the taste or quality of any Bear Paws products, but my kids enjoy the brand. I'd be happier if the ingredient list on all their products were as good as these were - these were a little healthier and still appreciated as a small lunch bag treat alongside some fresh fruit choices. Packaging makes it easy to toss in and go.