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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Lundberg Family Farms Feature and Review #momsmeet #lunderg

**Please note, I received this product for free from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links**
Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to try Lundberg Family Farms Red Rice and Quinoa chips for a review sponsored by Moms Meet. These were the perfect sampling opportunity! Made with minimal ingredients, these are delicious and high quality! For our sampling, we received Red Rice & Quinoa Grounded Tortilla Chips in the French Onion, Cinnamon Sugar, Aged White Cheddar, Pink Himalayan Salt, and Ancho Chile Flavors. SO GOOD!  These chips were delicious and organic, gluten-free, allergy-free, non-GMO, vegan, and kosher! What a great product to reach for when you're looking for a satisfying snack!
Have you heard of these before? Lundberg Family Farms has been producing high-quality, natural, and organic products since 1937! They’re dedicated to growing their rice using sustainable methods and work hard to conserve water resources, build soil integrity, and support a healthier ecosystem.Lundberg Family Farms delivers families the purest food choices because they pride themselves on making great-tasting products that are better for you, your family, and the environment. This sounds like a company I can get behind, quite the mission statement! 
Our family also loved the Sea Salt Caramel Rice Cakes, tasty and different, made with real ingredients that you can recognize and has an easy-to-read ingredient list! We also received a pouch of the Lundberg Family Farms Organic Brown Rice.This rice is made with organic grains, contains 17 grams of whole grain, are 70% organic, wheat-free, gluten-free, and kosher. We love burrito bowls so this rice was a perfect starter for our veggie based dinner. Delicious and a hit throughout the house! 
The verdict? We will be looking more of these products! Lundberg products, give them a try. I loved the Ancho Chile and Himalayan chips the most. My husband and oldest daughter loved the Cinnamon and Sugar while my youngest enjoyed the Aged White Cheddar! So good, and portable - perfect for lunches on the go!
I recommend you check out the Lundberg Family Farms red rice and quinoa chips, organic brown rice, and rice cakes this back-to-school season at home! Your thoughts? Have you tried this brand before? If not, which Lundberg Family Farms product are you most excited to try? I’d love to hear about it below!
Be sure to connect with Lundberg on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Be in "the know!
Have a great weekend! 

Friday, September 22, 2017


This time of year, our family spends a lot of time hiking. Fall is a great time to get out an explore. Not as hot, but still warm enough to run around in the woods on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Last weekend, we explored a new area. We've lived in New Hampshire for over ten years now but still, we manage to constantly find new places to enjoy and explore. Here are a few pictures from our afternoon...
Here's a little more detailed information about this area.

The waterfalls were beautiful and so easy to just relax and enjoy! Not sure where our next adventure will take us but this is definitely a spot we'll be visiting again soon! 

Happy Friday friends! Enjoy your weekend! 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Candy Cake Mix Cookies (Easy Recipes)

There are times in life when you just need a cookie. If you're visiting today looking for a healthy, delicious snack is NOT the day. Rest assured, I have tons of healthy recipes on here, just search the tool bar and you're bound to find some goodies or hit the recipe tab above. Otherwise, stick around because sometimes, you just need to whip up a quick batch of easy, delicious treats. These cakey, chewy cookies are easy, economical and great for gifting! I was a bit skeptical about these but the end result? Yummy!

  • 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix (or Devils Food)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • Rolos (or any mini candy you have handy)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Mix your first 3 ingredients until thoroughly blended
  • Roll about a tablespoon into a ball and flattan
  • Place a Rolo candy in the center and roll your cookie back up, ensuring the candy is paced back inside
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar

I made these last week when I needed something quick for a bake sale. The Rolos sealed the deal in these cookies and made them moist, gooey and chewy! These would be a great recipe to keep on hand to get rid of any extra Halloween candy you have hanging around at the end of next month. I bet these would be delicious with a mini Reese's Peanut Butter cup! On a side note, you could opt for Bob's Red Mill chocolate cake mix and some Unreal candy to make these a little more healthy. 
Still, I do love a Milky Way dark...I'm channeling my old school candy loves this morning. Anything to help us creep through this slow week! Do you have a favorite old school candy? Share! 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sea Band Feature and Giveaway!

Please note, I received this product for free from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

It's been 15 days since my last post - that's 1/2 the month! I feel like I'm failing in one of my favorite places! I miss you guys but stepping back into a new routine has been a challenge. I feel now that we've had a couple weeks under our belt, we're getting there. I hope to be back in this space more frequently going forward! 
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Back to business! A couple weeks ago, Moms Meet reached out and asked if I'd like to review a few Sea Band products over here on Barefoot by the Sea. First things first - no, I'm not expecting but I know a lot of women out there who are! If you’ve ever been pregnant before, chances are, you may have had to deal with bouts of nausea throughout your pregnancy. With Sea-Band Mama!, the leading brand in morning sickness relief, you can relieve your nausea in a safe and natural way. The Sea-Band Mama! line has been specially created to help soothe and calm your tummy during pregnancy so that you can start enjoying this special time again. As an aside, I was sick for the first trimester with both girls and it was kind of miserable. I certainly wish I had Sea Band products back then to help ease my discomfort! On a side note, Gwen Stefani wore her Sea-Band Mama! bands during her 3rd pregnancy to help relieve her of her morning sickness. Good enough for a rock star? Worth a try in my opinion! 
What is it? 

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  • Recommended by midwives and pregnant women around the world, the Sea-Band Mama! acupressure wrist band provides a natural choice for effective morning sickness relief! 
  • Sea-Band is a knitted elasticated wrist band, which operates by applying pressure on the Nei Kuan acupressure point on each wrist by means of a plastic stud. The bands can be worn on each wrist whenever you feel nauseous. 
  • I often get car sick and gave the Sea Band a try on a recent road trip and it actually worked. I was skeptical but I actually didn't feel the usual discomfort associated with car rides! 
  • Sea Bands are available for adults and children!
Sea Band Ginger with Folic Mama Lozenge, 24 CT (Pack of 2)
Sea Band Mama! Also offers two additional products to help with Preganacy Morning Sickness, their Ginger Lozenges which offer natural ginger and has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine to counteract the pain associated with stomach upsets. By stimulating the production of digestive juices, it acts quickly to neutralize stomach acids and soothe tender tummies. These are   free from artificial colors and flavors! Sea-Band Mama! Ginger Lozenges have been specially formulated with natural Zingiber Officinale, which is full of the essential oils gingerol and shogaol that can help relieve morning sickness. 
Sea-Band Mama Rollette Aromatherpy - .34 oz
Sea-Band Mama's Ginger and Spearmint Rollette uses concentrated plant extracts in the form of essential oils, aromatherapy is well known for relaxation as well as the relief of many ailments. Inhalation of essential oils stimulates the body’s olfactory system, transferring a signal to the limbic system thus triggering the release of natural chemicals that relieve tummy upset. 

Sea Band is offering a great pack of Mom-to-Be essentials that include the Sea Band, Ginger Lozenges and Rollette for one lucky Barefoot by the Sea reader! Simply fill out the Rafflecopter below and be entered to win!  
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Be sure to check out Sea Band to "be in the know" about their products, their company and the relief! Good luck!
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