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What We Found In Lost Egypt {Review & Giveaway}

11 May

Disclaimer: I was given tickets to The Franklin Institute and the Lost Egypt exhibit free of charge for the purposes of this review. As always, the opinions are all mine.

Before I start I need to say that my photos are lacking because Bill and I both used our phones to take pictures and while we were out his phone was hacked and erased along with all the photos he took that day.

We took the boys on a weekday figuring that it might be a little less crowded but it was Election Day so no such luck.

Lost Egypt

As soon as we walked into the exhibit we saw this super awesome camel. The boys couldn’t wait to hop on for a photo or two. They never want their picture taken so the fact that they were more than just willing is saying a lot.

Lost Egypt

Making the wind blow around the pyramids.

There were so many fun, interactive things to see and do. It was fun for the kids but it was also really interesting for the adults. The exhibits made the kids think. From seeing what happens to sand as it blows around the pyramids, to trying to piece together a broken pot, everything was very engaging.

Lost Egypt

Piecing together an ancient pot.

My favorite part was the ancient artifacts. Looking at mummies and stones that were thousands upon thousands of years old was quite humbling. I had Cameron doing the math to figure out how old each artifact was so it was extra educational for him.

Lost Egypt

Logan loved looking at the x-ray of the mummified cat.

The only downside is that it was too small, I left there wanting more.

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Nature’s Promise Review & Giveaway

6 Apr

Nature's Promise Organics

Disclaimer: I was provided Nature’s Promise products free of charge from Giant Food Stores. While the products were provided to me for the purpose of this review all the opinions are my own. 

Giant was kind enough to send me a great variety of products to try out, everything from spices and condiments to snacks and cleaning supplies. While eating organic isn’t necessarily a priority for us, we try to eat clean. I like foods with short ingredient lists and words I can actually read. We enjoy things that aren’t full of a lot of chemicals and artificial ingredients.

What I like about the Nature’s Promise products is that they don’t break the bank. Many people don’t try organic and natural products because they feel they can’t afford to, well Giant makes it possible for everyone to feed their families better and use more responsible products in our homes.

Let me share a few of my favorites with you.

Nature's Promise Organics

Say hello to my afternoon snack. Chocolate animal cookies and peanut butter. If you are accustomed to JIF or Skippy, the Nature’s Promise Organic Peanut Butter might through you off. First, it separates. There is a thin layer of oil on the top that needs to be stired in. If you’re not used to a natural peanut butter you might find it a little bland. All that goes into making a jar of Nature’s Promise Organic Peanut Butter is organic peanuts and sea salt. That’s it! No sugar, no hydrogenated oils, this is peanut butter in it’s purest form.

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I have never had chocolate animal cookies before and I have to say, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!?

Together these two make a great snack.


Nature's Promise OrganicsAnother great afternoon snack is Greek yogurt and Nature’s Promise Berry & Flax Ganola. Add a little honey and stir for pure perfection and that much needed afternoon crunch.

I was also given the opportunity to try out some non-food items from the Nature’s Promise Free From line.


The hand soap was something that I needed to warm up to. The first time I used it I missed my hand entirely because it’s very watery so firm pressure on the pump sends it flying. Despite being watery, it cleans well and smells great. Another BIG plus for me is that it doesn’t dry out my hands.

This hand soap is free from from artificial fragrances, dyes, harsh chemicals, paragon, sulfate, triclosan and phthalates. It has a relatively short ingredient list that includes plant extracts.

Nature's Promise Organics

My favorite test item was the candle! My only gripe is that I wish it was bigger. This plant based candle smells like summer. The candles I usually burn are the big, three wick kind so I wasn’t expecting much from this little 4oz candle. Boy was I surprised! Before long my house was filled with the summery scent.

Being free from the chemicals and artificial fragrances and dyes makes me feel better about burning in the house with the kids and animals.

Other products I tried (and enjoyed):

  • Free From Toilet Paper
  • Cinnamon
  • Italian spices
  • Agave nectar
  • Spinach
  • All Purpose Cleaner

I’d love for you to try out some of the more than 800 different Nature’s Promise products and Giant would like to make it easier for you to just that. One lucky winner will receive a $25 Giant gift card.

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