Try something new (and healthy) with Blissmo!

Try something new and healthy with Blissmo's Subscription Boxes

It wasn’t until the past few years that I learned about subscription boxes.  At first I thought it was a crazy idea, then I tried a few and discovered how fun it can be to open that box of mystery products.  Since my favorite part of subscription boxes is being introduced to new products, I had to try Blissmo!  The boxes are known to contain natural and healthy food or personal care products.  Take a look at Blissmo’s featured brands to see who has been a part of past boxes.  A few of my favorites like Aura Cacia, Mineral Fusion, Clean Well, and Clif Bar have been included!

Blissmo has a variety of boxes to choose from and I received a Yum Yum box to try.  Boxes are $19.95/mo + $4.95 shipping (or free shipping if you purchase 6 mo in advance).  Inside was just over $25 worth of food products, most of which I had never tried before.  Some subscription boxes I’ve tried provide a lot more ‘bang for your buck’ but I am happy with coming out almost even when I receive products I may have otherwise never known of.

 

Blissmo subscription box of healthy snacks

 

 

Inside my box: 

Justin’s Nut Butter – 2 x 6 packs

Chedder Crackers – 2 packs

Chia Goodness Rev Me Up

Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar

Crunchy Bean Snack

Snackle Mouth Super Snack

Glee Sugar Free Gum

2 coupons for products that were included

 

 

Try something new and healthy with Blissmo's Subscription Boxes

 

The box provided both sweet and salty snacks, as well as protein nut butter, and drink mix filled with chia and probiotics!  Really the box has just about everything to fulfill a week or two of cravings and snack needs at college, on a road trip, or even at work.

My favorite product was definitely Justin’s Almond Butter.  I had never tried almond butter before and the little packets are so convenient!  I love the almond pecan maple Snackle Mouth Supersnack also.

 

Try something new and healthy with Blissmo's Subscription Boxes

 

Around the 10th of each month, you’ll receive an email showing the next set of boxes you can select from.  If you don’t want to try the products that month, you can either skip, or simply receive the default snack box before being billed.

So next time you are looking to try something new but aren’t quite sure what, head over to Blissmo and sign up for a box!  They make awesome Christmas or Back to College gifts for your friends and family too!

 

 

99 Free Valentine’s Day Printables for Kids

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So who’s ready for an awesome list of free printables for the kids this Valentine’s Day?!  I know how chaotic the stores can get just before holidays, so I compiled this list to help you avoid the busy aisles, searching down those perfect Valentine cards and activities.  Plus some of the bloggers who’ve contributed to this list have some pretty amazing creations that I am so happy to have found!

We have already have our cards ready for his preschool party tomorrow but my son is pretty excited about Valentine’s Day and is eager to learn anything and everything.  After school tomorrow, I plan to enjoy some Gluten-Free S’mores Cookie Sandwiches (a tasty new recipe on our blog!) with my 3 1/2 year old who will be practicing Valentine’s Day words on our free Printing and Spelling Practice worksheet.  In a few years, we’ll be able to work on the Word Scramble together!

Alright…here’s the list… I’m sure you’ll find something you and your kids will enjoy!

 

Worksheets and Activities

  1. Valentine’s Day Word Scramble (familycentsability.com)
  2. Spelling/Printing Practice (familycentsability.com)
  3. 10 Things I Love About You – Blank List (embracingcreativity.net)
  4. 40-page Printable Pack for Pre-K (embarkonthejourney.com)
  5. Wordsearch #1 (jinxykids.com)
  6. Wordsearch #2 (graceandgoodeats.com)
  7. Placemat Printable Activity (coffeewithus3.com)
  8. Pre-filled Chatterbox (intheplayroom.co.uk) 
  9. Hershey Kiss Ring Craft + Cards (thriftyjinxy.com)
  10. Valentine Jar with Labels (thriftyjinxy.com)
  11. Handprint Card for Grandparents (amomstake.com)

 

Coupons and Coupon Books 

  1. Coupon book to give to kids (jinxykids.com)
  2. Coupon book to give out to parents, kids, friends, etc (eleganceandenchantment.com)

 

Decorative Printables

  1. Love & Hearts (embracingcreativity.net)
  2. Photo Prop Banner (sarahhalstead.com)
  3. Wall Art “Sealed with a Kiss” (thriftyjinxy.com)

 

Coloring Pages

  1. Heart coloring page (scribbleprints.blogspot.com)
  2. I love you beary much (morethanamomofthree.com)

 

Treat Toppers 

  1. Treat Toppers – pink and red hearts (thriftyjinxy.com)
  2. Treat Toppers – goldfish (missontosave.com)
  3. Straw Toppers (threedifferentdirections.com)

 

Valentines

  1. Aliens (hiitsjilly.com)
  2. Suckers (hiitsjilly.com)
  3. Puppies (twolittlecavaliers.com)
  4. Planes (missinformationblog.com)
  5. Frog & Pencil (hiitsjilly.com)
  6. Variety of 3 (aspectacledowl.com)
  7. Owl (graceandgoodeats.com)
  8. Olaf (onecreativemommy.com)
  9. Poprocks (aboutamom.com)
  10. Brave (onecreativemommy.com)
  11. Great Catch (wifemomgeek.com)
  12. Tootsie Pop (onecreativemommy.com)
  13. Bear (graceandgoodeats.com)
  14. Frozen Olaf (onecreativemommy.com)
  15. Big Hero 6 (desertchica.com)
  16. Color By Number (amomstake.com)
  17. S’mores (couponcuttingmom.com)
  18. Popcorn (adayincandiland.com)
  19. A”maze” (amomstake.com)
  20. Bananas For You (thriftynorthwestmom.com)
  21. Sports (wifemomgeek.com)
  22. Highlight of My Life (thriftynorthwestmom.com)
  23. Minecraft (digitalmomblog.com)
  24. Stuck on You (onecreativemommy.com)
  25. Word Search (aboutamom.com)
  26. You’re a Gem (thesuburbanmom.com)
  27. Seed Packet (faithfullyfree.com)
  28. Lego (momvstheboys.com)
  29. Smarties (momvstheboys.com)
  30. Variety of 15 Cards (twokidsandacoupon.com)
  31. Disney Pixar (cmongetcrafty.com)
  32. Lego (thismamaloves.com)
  33. Minecraft (thismamaloves.com)
  34. American Girl (thismamaloves.com)
  35. You’re a Winner (thriftynorthwestmom.com)
  36. The “Write” Stuff (threedifferentdirections.com)
  37. Minions (threedifferentdirections.com)
  38. Hipster (thismamaloves.com)
  39. Pencil Arrow (thismamaloves.com)
  40. Sticker Sheet (newlywedsurvival.com) 
  41. Healthy Sticker/Cards (thethriftycouple.com)
  42. 4 Non-Food – pencil, glowsticks, etc (thethriftycouple.com)

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Recipe: Gluten-Free “S’more” Cookie Sandwiches

 

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A few weeks ago I wrote about some gluten-free options that are available at Walmart.  While I visited the Gluten-free event at my Walmart, I picked up a package of Glutino chocolate chip cookies.  I do not have a medical need for gluten-free foods, however I know several people who do, including my mother in-law.  I’ve been wanting to create a gluten-free treat that she could enjoy at family potlucks, and these cookies are the perfect start!

As someone who consumes gluten on a daily basis, I had no idea what to expect from the cookies.  As soon as I opened the package, it smelled amazing!  I snuck a bite before working on my recipe and to my surprise, they were some of the best store-bought chocolate chip cookies I’ve had.  They were really good!  Luckily one of my toddlers was napping and the other was at preschool or I may not have had any cookies left to work with ;-)

My kids LOVE marshmallows so we always have some on hand.  Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, we actually had some cute pink strawberry flavored Kraft Jet-Puffed HeartMallows.  I checked the label and they were gluten-free…perfect!  If you don’t have these specific marshmallows on hand, just about any should do.  Just check the label to ensure they are gluten-free.

This recipe is easy.  It’ll literally take you minutes to prepare and serve.  And it’s a perfect last minute treat for Valentine’s Day!

 

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Simply place one cookie upside down on a plate and center a marshmallow on it.  Set the other cookie next to them and set the plate in the microwave.  For one cookie sandwich, I set the microwave to 8 seconds.  Once the marshmallow puffed up, (right around 7-8 seconds), I opened it and placed the second cookie on top.  I suggest microwaving each sandwich separately if your microwave heats a bit unevenly like mine.

 

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The cookies will slightly soften, the chocolate chips will begin to melt, and the marshmallow will become gooey goodness, creating an amazing s’more cookie sandwich!  You can serve these immediately as they may be slightly warm, but not hot.

So what do you think?  I think they’re a great last minute Valentine’s day treat!  And gluten-free, so no worries over friends and family who have a gluten allergy.  If you’d like to see more gluten-free recipes featuring brands found at Walmart, head on over here!

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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