Softer Than Brittle Review and Reader Giveaway

I’ll be honest. I have never been a big fan of old-fashioned peanut brittle. When I was a kid, peanut brittle was a BIG tradition in our family, particularly around the holidays, but not something that I ever cared for. (Which I never would have wanted to admit to my Grandma – who usually made the brittle.) Do you know what I AM a big fan of? Softer Than Brittle!

Softer Than Brittle is a unique, soft and flaky gourmet nut brittle hand-crafted from a 60-year-old family recipe. It is a “better-for-you-brittle” in that it contains no preservatives, cholesterol, dairy, or hydrogenated oil. It’s even vegan!  Not only is Softer Than Brittle super delicious, soft and flakey, it also features a clean label with just 6 or 7 basic ingredients. Easy to understand – easy to know what you’re eating.

This gourmet, nut snack is made in small batches in a copper kettle. I’m not quite sure what that kettle being made of copper adds to the process, but I have a feeling it is something good because the end result is so delicious.

Softer Than Brittle is available in four varieties: Peanut, Almond, Cashew and Pecan. While I have tried and like them all, I really love the Almond flavor. It is SO yummy!

I have been enjoying Softer Than Brittle as an afternoon snack to tide me offer between lunch and dinner, but it could be used for so many other occasions including as an office treat, taking on road trips (the resealable pouches make it perfect for that), after school snacks and more. When will YOU eat Softer Than Brittle?

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Chic ‘n Savvy reader will win a prize pack of all 4 varieties of Softer Than Brittle: Peanut, Almond, Cashew and Pecan. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 4/16/18. Good luck!

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The Story Egg Review – Teach Kids About the Easter Story!

My family and I are Christian, so holidays like Easter take on special meaning for us as we consider the role Jesus played on Resurrection Sunday. So I was very excited to get the chance to try out The Story Egg, a book and activity that helps teach kids about Easter!

The Story Egg takes kids through each day of Holy Week, starting on Palm Sunday and leading up to Easter Sunday. The activity uses seven stacked, hand-crafted wooden nesting Eggs, each with its own corresponding story in an illustrated hardcover book. You can open an egg each day with your children or read the whole thing at once!

The Eggs cover the following days of Holy Week:

  • Palm Sunday
  • House of Prayer Monday
  • Teacher of Love Tuesday
  • Give and Take Wednesday
  • Last Supper Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Holy Saturday
  • Easter Sunday

Note that there is no corresponding egg for Easter Sunday – that’s because when you open the seventh egg (representing the stone that was rolled in front of the tomb), it’s empty!

We started with our daily readings last night at dinner and my kids (ages 8, 6, 4, and 3) were really interested. I can tell this is going to be a family tradition for years to come!

 

 

Interested? Check out The Story Egg’s website for more information and to order!

Diono Radian rXT Convertible Car Seat – The Only Car Seat You Will Ever Need!

Diono Radian rXT Convertible Car Seat Review

If you are looking for a car seat that provides exceptional safety features and can be the only car seat you will ever need, meet the Diono Radian rXT Convertible Car Seat! The Diono is a convertible car seat so it allows you to use it rear facing as well as forward facing. The weight limit is 5-40 lbs for rear facing and then up to 65 lbs for forward facing toddlers.

But it doesn’t stop there, it then can be transformed into a booster seat that can hold up to 120 lbs. It is a 3-in-1-design that all parents can appreciate. You invest in one seat and it works the entire time your child neats extra safety when they travel!

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For my husband and I, we are always on the hunt for a car seat that provides top-notch safety features. We want to make sure that our little boy is protected everywhere we go, as much as he can be. What I love about the Diono brand is this seat is made from steel for extra safety, and the integrated steel frame is wrapped in a thick engineered plastic that can withstand a severe crash force. It also has reinforced sidewalls, which adds even more protection, and is surrounded by EPS foam to really add that extra layer of protection. If you are on the hunt for a car seat that will really provide that safety you desire, you should really consider the Diono brand!

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My husband installed it in our 4Runner and it fits really well. I love the height of the car seat, as it allows Clay to be able to look out and see as we travel and it keeps him safe. The sidewall on the head area is a nice layer of protection to protect his head if we were to get into an accident. It will help him getting knocked around as much.

As for comfort, this is one of the nicest car seats I have personally felt and tried out. The fabric is a nice velour with mesh so it allows it to breathe well and has a lot of cushions to give your child a nice comfy ride. You can hand or machine wash which is really nice. In case of a spill or your child gets sick you can wash it. They do recommend to line dry to help protect the shelf life of the fabric.

I highly recommend the Diono Radian rXT Car Seat! We have been using it for awhile and couldn’t be happier!

 

Tai Pei Entrees Are Perfect for Busy Families + Reader Giveaway

This post was sponsored by Tai Pei, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.Tai Pei Entrees Are Perfect For Busy Families

When my kids were little, there were days I hardly sat down! I longed for the days when they were older when I cold get a little rest. Well, guess what? They are teenagers now and I am busier than ever! I love it, honestly I do! But there are days I have so much running around to do that I can let dinner slip past me. Ugh!

On days as hectic as that, I may not have a made-from-scratch meal, but I have the next best thing! I discovered that the Tai Pei entrees are perfect for busy families like mine. Who would have thought you could get this much delicious goodness in one container?!

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Oh Tai Pei, how do I love thee? There are so many reasons! Just because I am busy does not mean I want to skimp on quality when it comes to our meals. The Tai Pei Asian Food entrees are made with real, pure ingredients, which is important to me. What you won’t find are any preservatives or artificial ingredients.

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Caitlin has class two days a week this semester and at school for 8 hours. I pack her favorite Tai Pei entree in her lunch box. On her break, she can head to the cafeteria and prepare a yummy meal in just minutes in the microwave. The Tai Pei entrees are perfect for families AND busy college students!

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If your family often cannot decide on what to eat for dinner, Tai Pei has you covered. With so many choices and interesting, delicious dishes, there is surely a meal everyone will love. With this much variety and flavor, Tai Pei will bust the typical boredom with those ho hum everyday meals we tend to eat!

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Use the store locator to find where Tai Pei single serve is available near you. Just look in the frozen food section! Tai Pei entrees offer a wide range of choices each made with flavor-infused rice. I love the Beef and Broccoli and Caitlin cannot get enough of the Chicken Chow Mein. My husband just discovered the Shrimp Fried Rice. I think we are going to tackle each of the 15 entrees ASAP!

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Reader Giveaway:

How would you like to win one of 13 prizes? 10 entrants will win a $100 Walmart gift card and 3 people will win a grand prize in the form of a $500 Walmart gift card! The contest ends 3/5/2018, so hurry! I-C will randomly select 13 winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the winning prizes. Leave us a comment and enter using the form below. Good luck!

Tai Pei Sweepstakes (Phase 3)

Save on Electronics and Hundreds of Items with HSN’s Columbus Day Sale

HSN is celebrating the next couple days with a special Columbus Day Sale! You’ll want to check out the two following offers which are available through Monday:

Free Shipping on Electronics

Check out lots of great deals on electronics and get free shipping on top electronic brands like Apple, Beats, HP, Samsung, and more.

50% Off Savings Frenzy

Also, save an additional 50% on hundreds of items with coupon code COLUMBUS50. Since many of these items are already marked down, your final savings could be more than 50%!

I’m eyeing this Violife Samantha Brown Slim Sonic Toothbrush and Slim Uno Manicure Travel Set, myself. It will be just $9.97 with the coupon code, plus $3 shipping (retail price $49.95!).

You’ll be fresh and ready to take on anything with this travel set in your luggage. The Slim Sonic toothbrush and Slim Uno manicure device will have you looking your best even when you’re off jetsetting around the world. Of course, you won’t get anywhere without style, so thank Samantha Brown for the delightful croco-embossed case, perfect for the Violife duo — or anything else that needs to travel with the fabulous you.

Check out the whole tech deals list here:

Head to HSN to check out their Columbus Day Sale through Monday, October 9th!