Category Archives: Product Reviews

Consumer Review: Healthy Surprise Subscription Box


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I was given the opportunity to review Healthy Surprise, a monthly subscription box service that delivers healthy snacks.

Okay, Merry, there’s a ton of ‘healthy snack’-type subscription boxes out there…what makes Healthy Surprise different? Continue reading

Consumer Review: MyOatmeal.com – Island Escape


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Island Escape before meeting up with hot water and a microwave…Yum!!!

I had the chance to review MyOatmeal.com, a site that offers custom oatmeal. In my two previous reviews, I reviewed the first two flavors I made, Napa Valley Joyride and Ginger Cashew Nog), and in this post I will review the final flavor I made, Island Escape.  Continue reading

Consumer Review: MyOatmeal.com – Ginger Cashew Nog


myoatmeal.com, healthy oatmeal, oatmeal recipe, oatmeal, my oatmeal, custom oatmealI had the chance to review MyOatmeal.com, a site that offers custom oatmeal. In a previous post, I review the first flavor I made, Napa Valley Joyride (Note to the people at MyOatmeal, if you want to take that blend and offer it using that name, I totally won’t mind. I was rather proud of it, haha), and in this post I will review the next flavor, Ginger Cashew Nog.  Continue reading

Consumer Review: MyOatmeal.com – Napa Valley Joyride


myoatmeal.com, healthy, oatmeal, recipes, my oatmeal, custom oatmealI had the chance to review MyOatmeal.com, a site that offers custom oatmeal.

Customized oatmeal, folks. This isn’t your mama’s Quaker Strawberries n’ Cream instant oatmeal. This is healthy oatmeal for grown-ups. Well, it’s for kids too. But try going to your local store and buying instant oatmeal with currants, golden raisins, and Turkish apricots. It just isn’t going to happen. Continue reading

Consumer Review: F.A.S.T Hair Care by Nisim


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I was asked to review the F.A.S.T. (Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy) Hair Care Shampoo and Conditioner from Nisim. These hair care products are free of DEA, parabens, and sulfates, and are full of essential amino acids, proteins, and nutrients that aren’t in most shampoos and conditioners. Continue reading

Consumer Review: Ageless Derma Daily Mineral Guard


About a month ago, I was asked to review Ageless Derma Daily Mineral Guard, and over the course of the past month, I have been testing it out. Ageless Derma claims that the Daily Mineral Guard will help nourish your skin, (I used it on my face daily for six weeks), repair damage caused by UV rays, protect your skin from further damage with micronized titanium dioxide that grants an SPF of 25 to the lotion. It is supposed to even out skin tone, and scatter light so that skin looks radiant. Oh, and it’s paraben-free. Totally a good thing. Parabens are toxic to the reproductive system. So, does it work? Continue reading

Motherhood and Romance…and Spicy Subsciptions


As a mother, I find it difficult sometimes to remember that there is another person in the household who needs attention almost as much as the kids do.

Today, I’m going to be talking about a very important topic…motherhood and romance. By romance, I mean almost every aspect. Whether you’re a single mom and dating, or whether you’re in a committed relationship with your significant other, being a mom often means the same, regardless of relationship status. You are on call, day and night, every single day of the year. At any moment, a little voice could call out “Mommy!!”, and you are obligated to answer. So how on earth are you supposed to have any time or energy left for the other part of your equation? Especially when they want to…you know…have some “us” time? Continue reading