Monday, February 29, 2016

Get Your Rest: Rest-Rite Sleep Positioner #Review

Thank you to Rest-Rite for providing me with product, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.

When you're pregnant, there are a lot of adjustments that your body has to make. I loved being pregnant with my son, over five years ago. Now that I am pregnant with my daughter (34 weeks), I am not loving it as much as I did the first time around. It's much more exhausting, and uncomfortable than it was for me the first time. No two pregnancies are alike- and I expect that my children will be very different from one another, as well.

One thing I remember from my first pregnancy, however, was wanting to sleep on my back so badly! I am not a back sleeper, but for some reason, as soon as I am told that I cannot sleep on my back, it's exactly what I want to do!

Recent studies indicate that back sleeping during pregnancy puts more pressure on major veins, which can cause an already vulnerable fetus a reduced flow of oxygen and proper nutrients. The best sleep position during pregnancy is sleeping on the side. Even better, according to medical experts, is to sleep on the left side because it improves circulation, giving nutrient-packed blood an easier route from a mother’s heart to the placenta to nourish the baby.

Now back-sleepers can adjust to side-sleeping, get extra nourishment to their unborn children, and get a better night’s sleep with the Rest-Rite Sleep Positioner.

The Rest-Rite Sleep Positioner comes in a box of 7 or 28.

I was easger to give this new sleep positioner a try, because I wind up on my back a lot during the night, no matter how hard I try to stay on my side. The positioner is a thin layer of plastic, with a thin adhesive ring. Simply stick it to the middle of the back, and sleep away! The positioners are one-time use, so you use a new one each night.

Here's the back of the sleep positioner- simply peel off the backing, and adhere to your skin.

I was impressed that the Rest-Rite Positioner actually stayed in place all night. It did take a while for me to get used to sleeping with it on my back, but it wasn't uncomfortable, and it did keep me from rolling over. Simply put- it gets the job done! I am sleeping better by using the Rest-Rite positioner. I am trying to get my husband to try these, as well. Sacha is a snorer, and keeps me awake most nights, because he winds up on his back. I'd love to see if this would improve his sleep and mine, by keeping him off of his back at night!

Features of the Rest-Rite Sleep Positioner:

Unlike pregnancy pillows, the Rest-Rite Sleep Positioner doesn’t shift during the night or work its way out from under the back as sleep pillows often do. Rest-Rite Sleep Positioner is a one-time use disposable product that unobtrusively prevents back-sleeping:

·         Stays in place with residue-free medical-grade adhesive

·         Lightweight and worn discreetly under normal pajamas

·         Get more normal sleeping style instead of cocooned in a pillow

·         Stacks right on nightstand or in bedside drawer for easy access

·         Easy to travel with

I would recommend this product to anyone who is currently expecting. It'll help you have a more comfortable, and restful night's sleep, as well as give you peace of mind that you are doing what's best for your baby.

Want it? Get it!

Head on over to Rest-Rite to learn more about the Rest-Rite Sleep Positioner! You can connect with Rest-Rite on Facebook, and Twitter, too!

Special thanks to Rest-Rite for allowing me to try out their awesome sleep positioner and for making my pregnancy sleep much more restful!

Good Mornings start with Good Coffee.....#review #giveaway

And that good coffee is Organo Gold.  I'm no coffee connoisseur but this is amazing coffee.  The first time I used it, I thought I was not going to like because it was so dark and I just knew it was going to be way to strong for me.  But from the first sip it was better than any coffee I have ever tasted.  It's a strong, full of flavor but very smooth coffee.  I usually only drink one cup a day but have had 2 or 3 this week while drinking the Organo Gold Gourmet Black Coffee.  It's that good.    I also shared a couple packs with my friend, who drinks lots of coffee everyday, and she also says it's the best coffee she has ever tasted.  And she knows coffee!! It comes in box of 30 sachets. There are also many health benefits with Organo Gold, so that makes it even better!!  I have not used the hot chocolate that I received.  I know it will be just as good as the coffee but since I have been enjoying the coffee so much I decided to save the hot chocolate.  I received my sample coffee from Jamie and Nancy, who are distributors of the Organo Gold Gourmet Coffee.  Check out the information below to learn more about the Organo Gold line and all that it can do for you!

The sample box I received. 

And a cute mug to drink this yummy coffee in.

A cute container of hot chocolate. 

Love it!

One coffee sachet.

Before adding the water.

I just knew this was going to be strong....

boy, was I wrong!!  Delicious!

What makes ORGANO™ products so special?

A little-known ingredient known as Ganoderma. Here’s the story behind this miraculous ingredient, and the mushroom from whence it came…

Once upon a time there was a fungus — an incredible mushroom known as Ganoderma lucidum. But there’s nothing common about this species. Ganoderma lucidum is a very important type of mushroom because of its extensive use in traditional Asian medicine.

Ganoderma are a fantastic-looking mushroom, resembling something supernatural, or straight out of a fairy tale such as Alice in Wonderland. The mushrooms are unique in that they grow on wood, mostly out of large trees (living or dead) in forests in the more tropical regions of Asia. Their long brown stems and orange-colored caps make them a spectacular sight, but in the wild they can be hard to see because they thrive in such heavily forested areas. At ORGANO™, we source only the finest quality Ganoderma, grown undisturbed on logs high in the Wuyi Mountains of China’s Fuzhou region.

For thousands of years, Ganoderma lucidum has been recognized by practitioners of as the highest ranked of all herbs. The Chinese name for Ganoderma, Lingzhi, means “spiritual potency,” while the Japanese name, Reishi, can be translated as the “King of Herbs“

The Ganoderma lucidium variety that produces the valuable spores so prized in Chinese herbal medicine is unique in that it grows in wooden trees or logs. But some companies harvest their Ganoderma using plastic bags, which means the precious spores cannot effectively propagate, which makes plastic bag-harvested Ganoderma much less potent.

ORGANO™ Goes Organic

ORGANO™ is the only North American company who has partnered with the largest certified organic Ganoderma plantations in the world to bring this “treasure of life” to the Western world. In 2009, ORGANO™ and its partners celebrated the groundbreaking of their $240 million Gano Herb Industrial Park, the largest of its kind in the world.

So how does this amazing looking mushroom end up in our coffee, tea and cocoa products or nutritional supplements? The agricultural and food scientists at ORGANO™ and its partners start off with only organically grown Ganoderma. Employing the latest technologies, they gently dry, sterilize and process the mushrooms from a tough, wood-like cap, into a fine powder using only natural processes.

Once the Ganoderma mushrooms have been transformed, it is added to the ORGANO™ family of products, including beverages such as our Gourmet Black Coffee, Gourmet Café Latte, Gourmet Café Mocha, and Organic Green Tea. The Ganoderma is also an ingredient in our personal care product line including OG Smile Toothpaste and G3 Premium Beauty Soap. And of course in its purest form it can be found in our nutraceuticals products, encased in a vegetable capsule in the Ganoderma lucidum, Ganoderma lucidum Mycelium and Ganoderma Spore Powder supplements.

Ganoderma contains many active elements known to support health:
      • Oxygenates the body    
      • Provides more energy
      • Natural body detoxification
      • Provides more vigor
      • Supports quality of sleep
      • Supports circulation
      • Supports the immune system
      • Promotes health and longevity
Some of the products Organo offers...

Want it?  Buy it!

Head over to the Jamie's webpage  or Nancy's webpage to connect with them and learn more about Organo Gold.  You can also check out Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest. Emal them at for any questions or to start your journey with Organo Gold.  

Want it? Win it!

One lucky MBP reader will win a full box of your choice from Jamie and Nancy who are Organo Distributors.Giveaway is open to US residents, only- 18 and older. No PO Boxes. Just use the handy RC entry form below, to enter for your chance to win! MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Prize will be delivered by the sponsor. Please see our policies page for complete details.

Special thanks to Jamie and Nancy for introducing me to this amazing coffee!!  I have enjoyed every sip.  And many thanks for offering this wonderful giveaway for our readers. 

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Need Dinner Fast? Take out Food is the Answer

Today, in the majority of cases, both parents work and often do not want to stand in the kitchen for an hour after work to create a wonderful home cooked meal for their family. The answer is take out food in Ottawa

There are many different restaurants that are now offering take out so you have much more to choose from than just pizza. You can even enjoy Greek foods, which will certainly give your family a wonderful treat and you will not have to stand in the kitchen and cook a meal. 

We all know what it is like when we come home tired and the kids are asking what’s for dinner? Therefore, you can either throw a frozen dinner in the oven or microwave and hope that will please the family. Of course, there is always one in the family that does not like what you have chosen and they voice their opinion that frozen lasagna is gross. Therefore, you will tell them that the next night; you will ensure that you fix something they will like. 

This is when before you get off work you call a restaurant that offers take out food that you know that one will enjoy. In most cases, take out food normally makes the entire family. 

When you think of the different foods you can now get and take home, you will be surprised that you can give your family a wonderful meal without cooking. You can find Chinese, pizza, Japanese and I was very surprised when I found out that I could get Greek take out in Ottawa. Some of the dishes that my family, I could order and pick up on my way home from work. As soon as I walked in, said dinner is here, and it is Greek, everyone came running fast. 

If you have one or if everyone in the family is vegetarian, they even have an awesome menu that will ensure you can please everyone in the household. 

So, what is it going to be tonight? Frozen TV dinners, pizza, or take out? Take out will ensure that the family receives a healthy meal that is hot and ready to eat as soon as you get home. Who knows you may even have time to spend with the family instead of spending your extra time in the kitchen cooking. Make it easy on yourself and give your family quality food at the same time by choosing take out foods. Another alternative is to cook all weekend and then freeze the meals so you can just toss them in the microwave for a fast home cooked meal, but you will lose your weekend. 

Leap Day and Occasional Treats #MondayMotivation

Happy Leap Day! I'll be honest, I am not one to give Leap Day a whole lot of thought. No one in my family has a Leap Day birthday, so I don't really think about that extra day we wind up with once every four years. Leap Day has me thinking about the occasions in my life this year, though... and the ones that only happen every now and then.

There are certain events that I look forward to, that don't happen all the time- some of them not even once a year. For instance, we don't always have celebrations on tap for family weddings or new babies, but when we do, we look forward to their arrivals. I never quite know when I might get to see my sister. She lives 16+ hours away, and sometimes we only see each other once a year. Other times, there are reasons for her to surprise us with a pop-up visit. This weekend, she and my mom are hosting a baby shower for me, and she's flying in from Oklahoma for the weekend. I can't wait to see her and spend time with her. It means the world to me that she's coming out for the weekend to celebrate the impending arrival of her niece.

Big trips or daytime adventures- we love spending family time together,

Big trips are also something to look forward to. Sure, we go on family vacations every year- but they're pretty low-key (i.e. family beach trips, etc). Every now and then, we decide to go on a big trip- like a trip out of state, or on a cruise. I am trying my darndest to convince my hubby to plan a trip to LEGOLAND for B next summer, and then Disney World in a couple of years when S is big enough for us to take her with us.

I still get excited about the little things, too- birthdays, holidays, and special celebrations. They're more common, but anytime we have a reason to get together and celebrate as a family, I feel a little spark of excitement. It's easy to become bogged down by the weight of everyday life and expectations... but we shouldn't forget the things that make life with our friends and family so very special, no matter how big or how small. A simple Saturday picnic in the park with the family can be just as magical as a big trip. Make time for the occasional stuff... you'll be so glad you did!

What are some of the special occasions 
that you look forward to in life?

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Pet Treater.... The Monthly Subscription Box filled with Doggie goodness delivered to your front door #Review #giveaway

Check out the Video all about Pet Treater!

There are so many different plans !
You can try it for 1 month, or do subscriptions for 3, 6, or 12 months!

I value our box to have about $100 worth of goodies in it! So for just a one month plan, that's a HUGE savings!!!!

At Pet Treater, They believe that
Our pets are part of our family, and we work hard to provide the best for them.
As pet fanatics ourselves, we felt compelled to share with the world a thoughtfully
curated box of items that will surely delight you and your pets.
We're also conscious when it comes to our wallets, so you can be 100% confident that
each box you receive will be worth far more than the price of your subscription. Guaranteed.

This was Sookie's letter this month. Such an adorable heartfelt message! Also reminding me of one of the things I LOVE about Pet Treater. Not only is it an amazing box for your 4 legged baby... but for every box bought, a bed, a blanket, a toy, or some treats are donated to a shelter animal waiting for their forever home <3

This was the Feb Box... and once again, it was filled with AWESOMENESS!

In the spirit of Valentines, a super cute little heart pillow that squeaks!

A new squeaker toy!

We LOVE this new monster toy!!! I have never seen anything like it!!! It is flat, so there is no stuffing to tear out.

It also has these super durable feet, that weigh it down for throwing as well as for chewing! Sookie LOVES this monster!!!

A super cute bandana!

This super soft ASPCA fleece blanket. We laid this on top of Sookie's bed, and she is in heaven!

This is another thing I really love about Pet Treater. The always include a little treat for the Humans in your dog's life! This is a super cute little book. The kids and I really enjoyed it! take a look at a few of our favorite pages from the book below =)

We also received these homemade treats. Sookie said they were YUMMY!

A new bag of treats. Sookie says to tell you guys that these are DELICIOUS!

Once again, Sookie was WAY happy with her Pet Treater monthly box, and we were too!!!!! From the box to the toys to the treats... These boxes cannot be beat! They are personalized and adorable and stocked full of adorableness and tasty treats!


Is a monthly ONLINE service!

And keep up with all things Pet Treater by following them on

Check them out! I guarantee your dog baby will not be mad that you did!


One lucky MBP reader will win a monthly box from Pet Treater. Giveaway is open to US residents, only- 18 and older. No PO Boxes. Just use the handy RC entry form below, to enter for your chance to win! MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Prize will be delivered by the sponsor. Please see our policies page for complete details.

Special thanks to our friends at Pet Treater for allowing me to share about their wonderful products, and for offering this wonderful giveaway for our readers.

Good luck!