Thursday, October 30, 2014

Organic India & Tulsi Tea Prize Pack Giveaway!

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Absolutely thrilled to have Organic India as today's sponsor for post & giveaway!


I was already a fan of Tulsi Tea and had been buying from MOMS Organic Market. Absolutely wonderful!  I didn't realize that Organic India had suppliments available - organic and from India.  I have been using the Turmeric Formula and am SO pleased!  I had been taking another brand's turmeric formula and like Organic India's formula better and already notice the difference.  Check out all of Organic India's suppliments!

Ghee!  Ghee is pure clarified butter and if you haven't had ghee on your toast in the morning or if you haven't grilled a cheese sandwich using ghee instead of oil, you are missing out!  Try it.  You'll see. And yes, love Organic India brand, I just bought another jar at Whole Foods!

For more than 5000 years Tulsi (also known as Holy Basil) has been considered India's "Queen of Herbs" and has been revered as one of the most sacred herbs in India, infused with healing power. Hindus view Tulsi (also spelled Tulasi or Thulasi) as a goddess in the form of a plant bestowed with great spiritual and healing powers. According to legend, no amount of gold could outweigh Krishna's power, but a single Tulsi leaf placed on the pan in loving devotion tilted that scale. In India today, Tulsi is still traditionally grown in an earthenware pot in every family home or garden, and the leaves are used to make a delicious and refreshing tea that possesses wonderful health benefits. - Organic India

Organic India Prize Pack includes everything you see above! Lucky you! 
Prize is shipped by company, we are not responsible for shipping or product.  US only this giveaway. 

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If you are interested Organic India has a fabulous ambassador program! (wanna learn for free tea? :) No, I don't get credit or paid if you do, just thought it was pure awesomeness!

This is a sponsored post. Opinions are my own.  I buy Organic India products whether I am sponsored or not!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Healthy Skoop Autumn Recipes & B-Strong Giveaway!

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Today's post and giveaway is sponsored by Skoop!

Skoop is super protein powder and unlike anything I have ever tried.  Yes, really.  I am so very impressed with the taste and performance of Skoop!  I have been using their  B-Strong and it is stellar!  Yes, I can feel the difference.  What is Healthy Skoop's secret?  Real whole food! 
Every ingredient we use is the very best that we can get our hands on. Plant–based, whole–foods–derived, and organic wherever humanly possible. Because when you're making great stuff, you start with great stuff. - Healthy Skoop


Formulated for plantheads, meatheads and everyone in between, one serving of B-Strong® contains 16 grams of plant-based protein, including essential and non-essential amino acids. With vitamins, minerals, prebiotic fibers and Omega-3, 6, & 9 fatty acids, B-Strong® works with your body intelligently. Our antioxidant-rich Mediterranean Blend even helps your muscles recover after a workout. It’s protein for the masses, not just the massive. - Skoop


Healthy Skoop and you.

Check out the healthy goodness!  
No synthetics, no GMOs - just real nutrition for every body.
Check out A-Strong, B-Strong and B-Lovely from Healthy Skoop!

Check out our Autumn Apple Spiced Pancakes with Skoop - a delicious protein packed pancake recipe!  Pin for extra entry (leave a comment below on post)

And for extra autumn awesomeness - we absolutely love this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Smoothie from Chickadee Says!

To start your order and buy your own bag of B-Strong or another of Healthy Skoop's excellent products, use code LITTLEISLAND for 10% off!  

Skoop is giving away a bag  B-Strong and a blender bottle - absolutely awesome!


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This is a sponsored post with Healthy Skoop. Opinions are my own. (absolutely love!)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Greek Yogurt Egg Salad On A Food Truck!

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My new favorite movie is Chef!  Have you seen it yet?  Great story, cast and it's just plain fun.  Perhaps I have been watching it too much, because I want a food truck more than ever (I want a baking one...organic of course) and everything I make lately is inspired by the movie.   I found these adorable food trucks in Nordstrom's speciality shoppes in Baltimore and I think they are just perfect for kids (and me :)  So, enjoy this super healthy twist on egg salad sandwiches!

Ingredients:

6 eggs (I use organic brown medium sized)
2 large celery stalks -diced small
2/3 cups of Greek Yogurt (I use Stonyfield Greek Plain - Non-GMO)
Himalayan Pink Sea Salt 
Freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons of walnuts (crush to small pieces)
1 tablespoon of mustard
1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro

I top on Food for Life Sprouted Bread!


Boil your eggs.  Cool and peel.  Squish the eggs and add all of the ingredients.
Sea salt and pepper to taste (I personally LOVE loads!)
Mix well.
Taste and add a bit more Greek Yogurt if needed.
Add to your bread and voila!
You have a fun, healthy and delicious lunch for you and the little ones!

The adorable food trucks were purchased from Nordstrom!

Chef Movie is a must-see - absolutely awesome movie!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Baked Spiced Pears Dessert!

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Baked pears with spices makes a perfectly delicious autumn treat and add organic frozen yogurt and you have yourself a party perfect treat!  We bought our organic pears at Trader Joe's - so affordable and delicious, you just might want to buy extra!

Ingredients:

Pears
Cinnamon (I like Ceylon Cinnamon)
dash of Nutmeg
dash of Ginger
Brown Sugar
Grass Fed Butter (please use real butter)

Options:

Crushed walnut - 1/4 cup for 6 pears
Frozen Organic Yogurt (love Stonyfield Vanilla)



I baked three pears, but use how ever many you need and just add more brown sugar and spices.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Peel your pears.
Place your pears in a baking dish on top of a half tablespoon each of butter
Sprinkle about two teaspoons of brown sugar on each pear (don't worry about it being too much sugar, most falls into dish for the pears to bake in)
Sprinkle your spice mixture (cinnamon & nutmeg & ginger) on top of each pear.  If you are using walnuts, add the crushed walnuts now.
I put my pears in the middle of a baking dish on top of unbleached parchment,
when all of the butter and sugar is added you can shape the parchment into a "bowl" to keep the butter "with" the pears.

In the middle of baking, pull out and brush the butter that has now melted in the bottom of the pan with the sugar - brush around the pears.  You only have to do this once.

Bake 25 minutes or until the pears are soft enough to pierce with fork.


Add hot pears to organic frozen yogurt for the perfect and easy autumn treat!

Notes:

I use Stonyfield Organic Frozen Yogurt (vanilla)
I use Frontier spices - organic and non-irradiated.

This is absolutely delicious with apples as well.  Peel the apples and bake a bit longer!

Happy Autumn!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Chuggington's Snow Rescue Trailer, DVD & A Winter Scarf!

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It begins!  Don't you just love snowy weather and the entire holiday season?  I completely love it!  Little one is a fan of Chuggington and this new Snow Rescue DVD looks like just winter perfect, I've already added it to my Amazon cart!  Check out the trailer and see what you think.  It makes me want to get out my favorite scarf! 
On December 9th Chuggington: Snow Rescue is traveling home to DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Ludorum! This all new winter collection is a must-have for your little conductor this holiday season! Get your readers into the holiday spirit with this fun clip from the release: 



Snow Rescue Trailer!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Disney•Pixar's Monster's University Short: Party Central!

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We are big fans of the Disney Movies Anywhere app - it is travel perfect and just in time for Halloween fun you can join a monster of a party with the Disney Movies Anywhere premiere of PARTY CENTRAL.  The Disney•Pixar short is now available to view for free for the first time, and reunites everyone’s favorite monsters, Mike and Sulley, for another hilarious adventure.  Download the Disney Movies Anywhere app for iPhone or iPad to watch Party Central now, for a limited time!

Featuring Billy Crystal as Mike, John Goodman as Sulley and directed by Pixar's Kelsey Mann, Party Central features Mike and Sulley's return to Monsters University for a fun-filled weekend with their Oozma Kappa fraternity brothers. The gang is throwing their first party, but no one’s showing up. Luckily for them, Mike and Sulley have come with a plan to make sure “Party Central” is the most epic party the school has ever seen.



Go to Disney Movies Anywhere to find out more about collecting, watching, and taking your favorite Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies anywhere you go! Visit www.disneymoviesanywhere.com or download the app at http://di.sn/hvV

This is not a sponsored post. We just thought it looked fun!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

5 Food Documentaries That Will Change Your Life! #BeWell

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There are so many food documentaries available to watch these days and the makers are to be commended!  There has never been a bigger need for food education.  Our country is in poor health - Cancer rates are absolutely outrageous and between the massive pesticide use, chemicals added to our already processed food, water full of fluoride and the fracking going on...it's no wonder.  What will we tell our children?  We were too busy watching TV commercials and playing on our iPhones?  How about skipping a night of regular TV and watching a food documentary.  These are some of our favorites - very well-done, uplifting and life-changing!  Making changes and getting involved and even just making different choices at the market are completely inspiring!   We can make a difference for our kids!

Food Inc.    (free on Netflix)
This is the first one I watched years ago and it completely changed my life.  
Please take the time to watch and see what it does for you! 
Food Awakenings.


Fed Up on Amazon (for rent or buy)
Fed Up just came out by Katie Couric and is waking people up to the 
food system - we are addicted to sugar and there is sugar in everything.

A stellar cast of experts speaking and educating!



An upbeat documentary on seasonal and local food movement!


When you have watched the other documentaries and you want to delve deeper.
When you really want to know.  Then you can graduate to this one - GMO OMG.

The rabbit hole goes deep in the food system and it's not pretty.  
The big food industry's job is making money and lots of it.
Your job is to keep your kids healthy.
For your kid's healthy future.

Happy Food Educating!

We can and we must change things for our children.



Absolutely none of this is sponsored.  Rent or buy or borrow a friend's copy, watch together, as long as you watch and are aware.  There are no affiliate links on this post!  

Monday, October 20, 2014

Disney's PLANES: Fire & Rescue Activity Guide! #FireAndRescue

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Today's post is sponsored by Disney's Planes Fire & Rescue! 


Disney's Planes Fire & Rescue is coming to Blu-Ray and we thought you's like some activity sheets to print out for your little ones! 

Download Fire Safety Activities
Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue Activity Guide for pre-movie fun!



We can't wait until Planes Fire and Rescue comes out on Blu-Ray November 4th!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Celebrating Mini Milestones On Netflix! #StreamTeam #spon

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We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of Netflix's Stream Team! Yay! Goooo Netflix!

Moms, are all about mini-milestones because when you have kids - absolutely everything is new and a first!  Netflix is celebrating mini-milestones with moms and have such fabulously fun options for little ones, big kids and moms themselves! 


The Hive on Netflix!  Lovely British bees, what's not to like?! (I think I would watch this even if I didn't have little ones!)


Arthur has been a family favorite since my oldest was little. My how times flies! 


Have a teenage daughter?  Try The Croods for your next family movie night! 


Wholesome family fun? Yes! It still exists in TV shows and we just love 
With mom, dad and kids having fun and showing kindness to each other...even when it's hectic - yes, it's a winner!

What To Expect When You're Expecting.  Have you seen it?  If this movie doesn't make you laugh-out-loud, I"m not sure we have anything in common?!  Seriously.

I have not had time to watch too many episodes of Parenthood  (I'm still on season one) but, I completely love the cast and different types of families - family doesn't look the same for everyone!

Celebrate your little one's mini-milestones with mini-treats for them!


    This is a sponsored post with Netflix. I am part of the StreamTeam.  Opinions are my own - I have been a Netflix subscriber LONG before social media and absolutely love. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Go Pro With Best Buy Action Cameras! #GoProatBestBuy #spon

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Today's post is sponsored by Best Buy!  

Best Buy now has Go Pro Action Cameras!  If you are tired of the same kind of video camera that never seems to get the job done, you have got to check out Go Pro Action Cameras!  Small and easy to use and the coverage is excellent.  Cameras used by athletes and camera enthusiasts everywhere.  
Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.

Check out Kelly Slater's Go Pro Surfing video - absolutely stellar!
GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.
GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.
GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world.
12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates!

Check out extreme snow fun with Nate Wallace sponsored by HERO4 Action Cameras!


Check out more information about Best Buy's Action Cameras - HERO! 


Happy to be a Best Buy Blogger.  Opinions are my own!