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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Daily Goodie Box is just AWESOME!

September Free Daily Goodie Box

Thank you #DailyGoodieBox


Hello Everyone:)

I'm so grateful to Daily Goodie Box for being so generous as always. Yup, that's right another awesome Daily Goodie Box for the month of September arrived two weeks ago. I couldn't be more excited! A lot of wonderful products that I'm super excited to try and I spotted few of my favorites already. This is going to be fun and exciting product reviews for all of you because Daily Goodie Box is just simply awesome. Check out two of my recent blog post for July Daily Goodie Box and August Daily Goodie Box. 

So, If you love receiving free samples and love to share your opinion about the products that you tried just like I do. Then, this blog post is right for you. The Daily Goodie Box is FREE sample box service. It's totally FREE to join. Sign Up for FREE, you then fill out your profile so that they can match you with perfect Daily Goodie Box that caters your personal style. New boxes pop-up everyday and they offer both full size and sample size products. Once Daily Goodie Box send you a box for free. All you have to do is to try the products and share your thoughts by leaving a review on their website. Yup, that easy :)


Best thing about Daily Goodie Box- shipping is FREE and No Credit Card required EVER. 

As always Daily Goodie Box never fail to impressed with their September Daily Goodie Box. It was packed perfect and lots of great products inside that I cannot wait to share with you. Are you excited? Grab your favorite drink and lets get started. Shall we? :)

Lets start with my newest favorite GinnyBakes - Chocolate Chip Cookies- this is absolutely delicious! A cookies made with love and passion, gluten-free mini cookies, non- GMO, and its organic. WE so LOVE this cookies! perfect for snacks paired with a glass of milk. Yum! I highly recommend this product. It's simply delicious!

Next on the list is this Trolli - Sour Bite Crawlers I would describe this product as mouth meddling, tangy, sweetly sour, weird wormy goodness. Yes, all these great flavors all in one bite! At first you can taste the sweet sugar coat shortly followed by sweetly sour- and the candy itself is soft and chewy. Indeed, a great treat for everyone. Delicious! (My family's favorite gummy candy)


I'm super excited to try this ButterFields - Hard Candy- This is my first time trying out this product. I must say that it taste so GOOD! I would describe the taste of this candy as perfectly sweet orange in a hard candy. No wonder why this is America's favorite hard candy. It taste absolutely delicious and perfect candy for any occasions. Who wants ButterFields Hard candy on their hands right now? I know for sure I do!:)

Moving on to the next product! Lets all say hello to Rufus Teague - Made Some Sauce these two samples the I received taste scrumptious. This stuff is so awesome and perfect for barbecue's. Rufus Teague also offers other products which great for your cooking essentials. Check their website HERE. I highly recommend these products to everyone. 
 

Looking for all purpose seasoning? Look no further because this Paleo Powder - Seasoning is all you need. As first time used of this product. I was totally impressed with the result. It's great seasoning for  meat, veggies or any dish you're cooking. As foodie, this all purpose seasoning is all what I need. A must-have item for sure. I love this product!

This Crown Maple  - Maple Sugar is rich in natural antioxidants and provides a healthy alternatives to granulated sweeteners. Ideal for use in coffee, tea, baked goods, and even cocktails. I really like this product it makes my cup of coffee taste so much better and its all-natural, no additives, and gluten free. Yes, indeed a must-have item in everyone's pantry.:)




Next on the list is this GURU - Organic Energy Drinks I would never thought that this product exist until Daily Goodie Box sent me one. This is really exciting because this Guru Organic drink taste so good! Did you notice the packaging of the product? It look so catchy and cool. 

Lovebug Probiotics - Here’s The Skinny can streamline digestive function, quell sensitive stomachs, improve energy levels and elevate mood. I'm excited to try this product and cannot wait for the results. It has maximum effectiveness, leading strains, and no unnecessary additives. This is just so awesome!:)


Nellie’s - Baby Laundry Soda is the last product on my September Daily Goodie Box. I couldn't be more happier to share with you my love for this product. I sampled Nellie's product before through Daily Goodie Box and was impressed with the results. A perfect all natural baby laundry that has all great stuff. It's biodegradable, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, gluten free, no GMO's and septic safe. I highly recommend this product to everyone.:)

..and that summarized my awesome my September Daily Goodie Box. I hope you have fun reading my reviews. Don't forget to sign up for free. It's definitely worth doing as you may never know what may pop-up in your mailbox. Until next time everyone. Stay gorgeous as always!:)

 xoxo- Melgie

Disclosure: I received Daily Goodie Box for free to review. Opinion expressed are my own. Thank you Daily Goodie Box for these wonderful goodies. 

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Blueberry Pancake Recipe

Maine Blueberry Pancake for Breakfast:)


Hello Everyone :)

I fell in-love the first time I was at Maine. It was such a great vacation that I'm thinking going back there next year (hopeful). I know, sometimes I get little obsessed but to tell you- I missed being at Maine-the place was just incredible, relaxing, full of adventures awaits, and breath-taking views. On top of that, wild Maine blueberries is everywhere. Yes, literally everywhere! So, I helped myself and grabbed blueberries while we we're at Cadillac Mountain & Acadia Mountain. So, today's pancake recipe is inspired by this delicious Maine Wild Blueberries.
If you want to learn more about Maine, Southwest Harbor vacation check out my blog post HERE. Our a-MAINE-zing Summer Vacation ... enjoy this delicious blueberry pancake with your family!:)


Maine Blueberry Pancake Recipe

Notes: On this recipe I used store bought pancake mix and frozen wild Maine blueberries. Feel free to use any homemade pancake batter recipe and either fresh or frozen blueberries on hand.

Ingredients:
2 cups Pancake Mix 
1 1/2 cup water
Butter
1 cup Maine Blueberries- frozen

Directions:
1.) Combine pancake mix and water in a bowl and stir until large lumps disappear. Set aside
2.) Pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter onto hot pan (lightly grease pan if necessary)
3.) Then, add frozen blueberries on top of the pancake. Turn pancakes when tops are covered with bubbles and edges looks dry. Turn only once and cook the other side for about a minute.
4.) When little bubbles appear on the pancake, then its ready to flip. Wait for another minute until the other side is cook.
5.) Serve hot with butter on top and maple syrup. Yum! Enjoy :)


I can't get over how amazing Maine, Southwest Harbor. It has everything to offer from delicious and good eats, to scenic picturesque views, adventures that the whole family love and enjoy. It just amazing how this simple recipe took me back to Maine- the adventures that we did, the hikes and trails, and all the memorable moments that we had at Maine. I can talk about our Maine Vacation forever, But, I'll stop for now (hahah) Anyways, I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe as much as I do. I will see you ext time for more fun blog post. Stay gorgeous as always!:)

xoxo-Melgie

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Wonderful Summer Vacation 2017

a-MAINE-zing Summer Vacation

Southwest Harbor, Maine


Hello Gorgeous :)

Summer won't be complete without a summer vacation escapade. I'm just so lucky that we're able to take a week off and spent wonderful time at Southwest Harbor, Maine. This was really exciting for us because it was our first time in Maine specifically (Mt. Desert Island) I wasn't expecting much but to my surprise the place itself is a paradise. Such a sweet treat to see such a scenic views from the car window, the shoppes, and the beauty of nature at its BEST. That's how our memorable, fun, and exciting summer vacation begin.
The most exciting part about this blog post. I am going to take you to our adventures as we unfold our one week a-MAINE-zing summer vacation. Also, it will help you guide for your next summer destination at Maine. So, grab your favorite drink and lets chat. Shall we?

But first,  let me share with you a little story about Mt. Desert Island. The place is beautiful and home to Acadia National Park. 

In all, some 17.188 acres burned. Over 10,000 acres of this was Acadia National Park. Property damage exceeded $23 million dollars. Considering the magnitude of the fire, loss of human life had been minimal. An unknown numbers of animals died in the blaze, but park rangers believe that most outran the fire and found safety in ponds and lakes. Once the fire was over, it was time to start anew.  Some timber was milled, slash was burned, and other logs, still visible today, were left to prevent soil erosion. Nature, however, played the predominant role in the island's restoration. The forest that exist today re-grew naturally. Wind carried seeds back into burned areas and some deciduous trees regenerated by stump sprouts or suckers. Today, instead of one uniform evergreen forest, we are treated to brilliant mix of red, yellow, and orange supplied by the new diverse deciduous forest.

I had so much fun reading the history about Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park. I can't help myself but to fell in-love with this place. Are you ready to start this adventures? Lets go!

Stay Cozy at Harbor  Ridge Resort a perfect place to stayed in while visiting Southwest Harbor, Maine. The place was SO PERFECT. It offers everything for a great vacation. A deck overlooking the beauty of south harbor, nice beds and hot tub and of course the kitchen where we cook our food.I personally LOVE this place. Its BEAUTIFUL! 
Looking to camp? Blackwoods, Seawall, and Schoodic Woods are the primary campgrounds in the park.


Now that we have a beautiful place to stay in. Lets move on to our MAINE Food Adventures. Yes!
As foodie lover this is probably the most awaited right? First taste was this delicious Lobster Roll with homemade potato salad. It was so good. A must-try for seafood lover out-there. Next was Lobster Combo Deal where I get to have a whole lobster to myself (lol) Other food we tried are Margaretta Mussels, Fish & Shrimp, Trio Seafood Sampler, Parmesan Scallops and so much more. 

Also, if you're into pies- this Maine Blueberry Pie is a MUST- have when your at Maine. It made with Maine wild blueberry (which you can find everywhere in Maine) and it taste scrumptious.


Next adventures are so fun and exciting! Let me welcome you to Hikes & Trails Galore where I experienced hike granite peaks, carriage road, beautiful trails, climbed mountains, rugged coast of Maine, and relaxing scenery at its BEST. 

I personally start with very easy trails which includes Bar Harbor Shore Path ( not a park trail ) offers Harbor and Island views. Wonderland Trail offers evergreen forest to rocky ocean shoreline. 
Easy Trails- These hikes are on uneven ground, but overall are fairly level. I love this kind of hike and great to start with if your new into hiking. There are some trails listed but I'm only going to share the trails that I hiked. Bar Island, Great Meadow Loop, Ocean Path its start from Sand Beach to Sea Cliffs. Be careful near cliff edges. 

Moderates Trails- these trails have some steep grades, and some level stretches. Its kinda like a moving up little bit from easy hikes. So, We tried to do two moderate trails out of eight trails listed. Cadillac North Ridge Trail- open scent, views of Frenchman bay. Indeed beautiful!  Great Head Trail was one of my favorite. Its really inviting hike for me and my family. We walked through evergreen forest along sea cliffs and experienced the beauty of nature. We sat on rugged shore line over looking the scenery, and  hearing the ocean waves. 


Strenuous Trails- these trails include steep grades and steady climbs. I was little skeptical about this trail but we made it. Yay! First was Cadillac South Ridge Trail its forest opening to gentle granite scent, exposed ridge. I admit that this hike was little harder compared to other hikes that we've done. It got to the point that I feel so tired that we have to stop multiple times. Its definitely rewarding hikes. It just beautiful and Maine wild blueberry provides good eats. They're literally everywhere and they're so delicious. I helped myself by grabbing blueberries on our way back (wink)

Acadia Mountain Trail was one of my favorite views of some sound, step descent to fire road. I admit that it was little challenging for me at first. But, then again, we stopped multiple times enjoyed the beauty of nature and when we reached the top. It was BEST ever! I can't describe how fun and memorable it was being on the top of Acadia Mountain and seeing everything from top. It was indeed BEAUTIFUL.

Sand Beach, Echo Lake & Indoor Pool Adventures

If your looking for great place to hang out and for swimming. Sand Beach is famous for its unique sand made of shell fragments. It is a great place to go for the day to relax and enjoy the Maine weather. I personally love Sand Beach its located really close to nice hikes and trails Great Head Trail & Thunder Hole are two really popular tourist destination. A great place for lunch or picnic after long hikes. We visited this place twice and can't get enough of its beauty and uniqueness.

Another great place for swimming is Echo Lake is really popular swimming destination. It's located very close to Acadia Mountain Trail and other beautiful trails. My kids love being here and spent half of the day swimming.

Aside from these two great swimming destination. We also enjoyed the indoor pool and soaking on hot tub offer at the resort that we stayed in. It was so FUN!


We done so many things in a period of a week. I surprised myself on how many things we accomplished. Next on our adventures are Sight Seeing Tour Cruise. Yes, the Island offers all kinds of tour cruises, like Whale watching, lighthouse & Acadia Park Tours, Lobster and much more. We decided to go for Sight Seeing Tour Cruise- it was great experience. We're able to visit little island around the area, up close and personal with seals, lighthouse, and able to see 5 Eagles. On top of that, the scenery of the whole Island is beyond amazing. Yup! the trip lasted for like 2-3 hours and it was so wort it. Indeed one of the list on to-do list when visiting Maine.


Even if the weather is not on your side. There are still ton of things to do, to make every single fun and special. Like visiting Museums & Oceanarium, OR take a drive on Park Loop Road where you can see breath-taking views. Its beautiful! We visited Wendell Gilley Museum a special stop in Southwest Harbor for visitors who love woodcarving, since this is the home of marvelous collection of carved birds. Local carver Wendell Gilley became very well know for his miniatures of song birds and sea birds. I loved all the birds carvings inside the museum. They all look SO real and so inspired by Wendell Gilley. Its great for birds lover, kids, and family. 

We also explore Oceanarium where we learned the life of the lobster and the lobster fisherman. I found out that it takes 7 years for a lobster to reach 1 pound. I was so amazed with this information and changed my views towards lobster. It was great visit and learned so much.


...and that summarized my a-MAINE-zing summer vacation. I hope you have fun reading my blog and gives you inspiration on your next summer vacation. Before I end this post. Let me share some tips that I learned from this trip and to save you money.
** Travel Tips*
* Get your PARK PASS you can buy this online or visit one of the locations. This pass is valid 7 days, and it gives you access when entering Acadia National Park
* If you're driving. Packed everything you need from toiletries, pantry essentials, and so much more. I literally brought everything with me. The only thing that we bought while we're there were the basic necessities like milk, butter, lunch.meat, bread, and water. That cut down our expenses to like 90 percent. 
* Packed your own FOOD. To maximized your saving packing lunches are best way to do it. There are lot of picnic areas around the park. It's great to just sit, relax, and enjoy the nature. 
* To enjoy this vacation to the fullest, treat yourself and family for great dinner.There's plenty of nice restaurant around and they all served delicious food. Yum!
* One thing that we enjoyed to do after dinner is sight seeing around the area, shopping, and getting ice cream while watching Bar Harbor. 

I will see you in few days for more fun and exciting blog post. Until next time! Stay gorgeous my friends.:)

xoxo- Melgie

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

FREE Daily Goodie Box Review

July Daily Goodie Box Review

Thank you #DailyGoodieBox


Hello Everyone!

I'm so thankful to Daily Goodie Box who sent me these awesome free products to review. Its really exciting to try new products and share my experience to all of you. As you may remembered my last post of Daily Goodie Box please click HERE. If you love receiving free samples and love to share your opinion about the products that you tried just like I do. Then, this blog post is right for you. The Daily Goodie Box is new FREE sample box service. It's totally FREE to join. Sign Up for FREE, you then fill out your profile so that they can match you with perfect Daily Goodie Box that caters your personal style. New boxes pop-up everyday and they offer both full size and sample size products. Once Daily Goodie Box send you a box for free. All you have to do is to try the products and share your thoughts by leaving a review on their website. It's super easy!

Best thing about Daily Goodie Box- shipping is FREE and No Credit Card required EVER.

As always the box that I received was perfectly wrapped and looks wonderful. I'm so excited for this month of July Daily Goodie Box and I cannot wait to share this with you. So, are you ready to to see what's inside the box? Lets go!

Lets all start with my newest favorite snack Palo Popcorn- Premium Cheddar Cheese- it taste really good and love the premium cheddar cheese flavor. Made with pure coconut oil, non-GMO, salt, and real cheddar cheese. I couldn't ask for a perfect popcorn snack. Its scrumptious!..

Next on the list is this Watusee Foods - Organic Chickpeatos- I'm not the only whose extremely excited to try this product. My kids absolutely love the taste of Chickpeatos Caramel Sea Salt. A perfect balanced of sweet from caramel, a hint of salt, and totally taste the chickpea puffs. Yum! We cannot wait to try different flavors. 

Are you excited to try this Honey Stinger - Cran-Apple & Walnut Snack Bar? I hope you do because its delicious! The combination of cran-apple & walnuts makes it so good. The texture and the taste makes it a perfect bar for me. Delicious!

 Davidson's Organics - Coconut Vanilla Dessert Tea is our new favorite dessert tea! Yes, you heard it right. It taste so smooth, creamy, and delicious. I personally love the coconut and vanilla together. Aside from it taste delicious. It's organic certified and caffeine free! love this product.

Moving on to the next exciting drink is this  Detox Water - Mangaloe (Mango) you all know how I LOVE Mango. So, when I found out that I'll be sampling this Detox Water Mangaloe I'm super excited. Yes, this drink is absolutely PERFECT! Its 15 calories per serving, supports digestive health, promotes skin health and it taste delicious. Look no further for healing hydration at its BEST. I highly recommend this product to everyone.:)



Next product on the list is this Goddess Garden - Natural Mineral Sunscreen Lip Balm I personally LOVE this product. It has tons of great stuff that makes it great lip balm for the whole family. I luckily get a chance to try the Lavender Mint flavor and its amazing! Its minty, no chemical sunscreen, organic, and just amazing product to have. Love it!

I'm so glad that Daily Goodie Box included this Balla For Men - Tingle Formula Body Powder my hubby loved this product! The packaging look so fancy and the product worked great. t has nice pleasant smell that my hubby love. I highly recommend this product.


This is my first time trying out this Natural Vitality - Natural Calm Anti-Stress Drink and I have to say that I really LOVE this product. I sampled 5 delicious flavors ( raspberry-lemon, orange, original (unflavored), cherry, and sweet lemon ) I tried the sweet lemon and orange and they tasted delicious. Indeed a relaxing anti-stress drink. Its vegan, verified Non- GMO, and restores healthy magnesium levels. I can't wait to try all the remaining flavor I have. Thank you Daily Goodie Box!:)

Added to my first aid kit is this  Curoxen - First Aid Ointment its all-natural & organic first aid ointment. Its strong and very effective! We definitely will buy more of this product. 

I'm so glad that I tried this FlapJacked -  Milk Chocolate Protein Smoothie Mix its portable and protein-packed alternative to the traditional breakfast shake. Made with real greek yogurt, 20 gram of protein, and it taste delicious. I really love the milk chocolate flavor and great for fast, quick, packed with protein breakfast shake.

.... and that summarized my July Daily Goodie Box. I hope you have fun reading my reviews. Don't forget to sign up for free. It's definitely wort doing as you may never know what may pop-up in your mailbox. Until next time everyone. Stay gorgeous!

xoxox- Melgie

Disclosure: I received Daily Goodie Box for free to review. Opinions expressed are my own. Thank you Daily Goodie Box for these wonderful goodies.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

June Daily Goodie Box Review

Sweet Surprise from Daily Goodie Box

Thank you #DailyGoodieBox
 

Hello Everyone:)

I could not be more happier this month. We celebrated my daughter's 8th birthday and our 9th wedding anniversary just two days ago. Although, its the busiest month for me and my family. I can surely tell you that I simply love summer and getting this FREE Daily Goodie Box was just great surprise. As you may remembered last blog post of Daily Goodie Box click HERE and HERE

If you love receiving free samples and love to share your opinion about the products that you tried. Then, this blog post is right for you. The Daily Goodie Box is new FREE sample box service. It's totally FREE to join. Sign Up for FREE, you then fill out your profile so that they can match you with perfect Daily Goodie Box that caters your personal style. New boxes pop-up everyday and they offer both full-size and sample size products. Once Daily Goodie Box send you a box for free. All you have to do is to try the products and share your thoughts by leaving a review on their website. Its super easy!

Best thing about Daily Goodie Box - shipping is FREE and NO Credit card required EVER.

As always the box that I received was perfectly wrapped and looks wonderful! So, are you ready to see what's inside my June Daily Goodie Box? Lets go!

I personally LOVE gummy bears! Especially this Black Forest Organic -  Gummy Bears- Its so GOOD! Its not only my favorite gummy bears but my whole love this product. It has all the characteristics of a perfect gummy. It organic and delicious assorted soft fruity gummy. I can't stop eating them! Delish..

Next on the list is this Pure Growth Organic - Snack Mix my kids love this snack mix. Its organic, no artificial flavors, no MSG and just all good stuff. Every bite is great surprise and we LOVE it! Perfect for picnics, on the-go, and for after game snacks. I highly recommend this product.


I LOVE pancakes! I can eat it for breakfast, snacks, and even breakfast for dinner. So, When I tried Crown Maple - Organic Maple Syrup for the first time. I'm totally hooked! Its so delicious and I love the packaging of the product . Its perfect syrup for pancakes and french toast! A must-try product indeed. Incredibly delicious!

 

So, far my June Daily Goodie Box never fail to impressed me with lots of new products to try. Next on the list is this  Prince of Peace - Original Ginger Honey Crystals this is my first time trying this product and I LOVE it! Its two of my favorite flavor "Ginger and Honey" together in an instant tea. So good! I'm actually drinking a cup right now and it taste delicious. 


Who would thought that I get a chance to try BiPro - Protein Water Berry Burst  for the first time and I'm loving it. It has all the great things that you need for protein water and it taste refreshingly good. I love the  Berry Burst flavor. Yum!

Moving on the next product. Introducing this BTC ( Better Than Coffee) Dark Chocolate & Cranberry Energy Bar. It smells really good and taste delicious! I can taste the dark chocolate and has great texture. Perfect energy bar!



This Tiger Balm -  Pain Relieving Ointment is so effective! Its super easy to apply and just simply great product. After trying out the Tiger Balm, next on the list is this Goddess Garden - Mineral Removing Cleanser I love this product! It has pleasant smell and I love how my skin feels after using the product. Great cleanser ever!
The last product on this amazing June Daily Goodie Box is this VitaBath - Travel Size Body Wash. I have to say that this product is truly amazing! I tried the Spa Day Vita Bath Lavender Chamomile and it smells amazing! Its sulfate and paraben free which makes it so awesome body wash. I highly recommend this product to everyone.

...and that summarized my June Daily Goodie Box. I hope you have fun reading my reviews. Keep that surprises coming and I cannot wait for your first Daily Goodie Box experience. Don't forget to sign up for free its definitely worth doing as you may never know what may pop-up in your mailbox. Until next time everyone! Stay gorgeous and have fun this summer!:)

xoxox- Melgie

Disclosure: I received this Daily Goodie Box for free to review. Opinion expressed are my own. Thank you so much Daily Goodie Box for these wonderful goodies.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Influenster: LIFEWTR VoxBox

#InspirationDrops LIFEWTR VoxBox Review

Disclaimer: I received this product for free complimentary for testing purposes. Thank you #Influenster #LIFEWTR

Sweet Hello Everyone!

I know its been awhile since the last time I posted. I missed all of you (wink) So, today I will doing a review of this awesome LIFEWTR that I received for free courtesy from Influenster. I'm so excited to try this product because it simply awesome, trendy, and just so perfect. I hope you are all excited as I am because this #InspirationDrops #2017 review is coming your way! As you may remembered my last Influenster blog posts of Elf Cosmetics and Loreal Make-up. Let me tell you something, getting this awesome Voxbox feels wonderful.

Before I do my review. Let me share with you this awesome site called Influenster - is a community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumer who love to give opinions of products and experiences. This is where you can sample great products for free. So, if you are not a member yet and want to be part of Influenster. Just Sign Up for FREE. After logging in- all you have to do is make an Influenster profile, make sure you provide detailed information to match in future invites and campaign. Also connect all your social media accounts and download Influenster app.


What is VoxBoxes? boxes filled with complimentary products from you favorite (or soon-to-be favorite brands. Not all Voxboxes are created equal; some programs feature an asortment of products while others will spotlight one awesome brand. But, make no mistakes; All Voxboxes are created awesome. If Influenster think that you may qualify on next Voxbox, they will send you a survey to take and you may received Voxbox if you qualified.

Isn't it fun and exciting to be part of Influenster? So, go ahead and SIGN UP for FREE. 


#LIFEWTR is such an inspiration with their unique designs on every bottle; you can't help yourself but to collect all of them. I'm so lucky that I'm able to try this product for free and its absolutely amazing! The talent behind every art of LIFEWTR bottles is so unique and inspiring. I can't help myself but to fall in-love with LIFEWTR over and over again. Its purified water and it taste refreshing! I saw LIFEWTR sold at Meijer, Walgreens, CVS and so on. Go get a bottle for yourself (wink).. and be inspired!:)

Have a great day everyone.  I will see you in few days for more fun and exciting post. Don't forget to wear that beautiful SMILE always---- and grab LIFEWTR bottle for Life.Water.Inspiration. Stay gorgeous and hydrated everyone!:)

xoxox- Melgie


 Disclaimer: I received this product for free complimentary for testing purposes. Opinion expressed on this review are my own. Thank you #LIFEWTR #Influenster #InspirationDrops #2017 #contest

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Birthday Celebration: Chicago Weekend Getaway

Chicago Getaway: A very special birthday celebrations with my in-laws.


Sweet Hello Everyone :)


First post of the month and couldn't be more happier and excited. Indeed, I missed blogging and missed you all dearly. I was just little busy in past few weeks (I think its a good excuse to have.. wink:) Since, I started this blog (5 years ago) I always do a blog post about my birthday celebration and this year is no exception. It's better late than never right? As you may remembered my birthday celebration last year. Get that excitement coming!! because I'm taking you with me and together we are going to unfold fun birthday celebration with family plus unforgettable Chicago trip with my in-laws.Grab your favorite drink and lets make a toss for awesome birthday 2017 and for memorable experience.

I feel so grateful and super lucky to have such a wonderful family who spoiled me not only on my birthday but everyday. It just felt amazing that my hubby and kids took me to Red Velvet Cafe for the first time. I ordered 4 cupcakes and Mango Bubble Tea for drink. It was so good!


Then, we head out to Bonifacio (Modern Filipino Restaurant) for scrumptious dinner experience. I ordered my ultimate favorite Filipino dish which is Lechon Kawali.. It was so tasty! I really feel like I'm home. Other food that my family ordered were Lumpia Shanghai, Spaghetti and Fried Chicken and Sisig Taco for hubby. Overall food experience at Bonifacio was amazing!


Aside from delicious Lechon Kawali that I ordered. I also got very refreshing drink which I totally forgot the name, kinda taste like lemonade level up because of alcohol content (wink).  Lastly, how about Special Halo-Halo for dessert? Can we all scream!!!! for Halo-Halo? I'm just super excited to have Halo-Halo again. Its been almost two years since the last time I had one,and it was back on our 2015 Outerbanks, NC trip It was indeed such a sweet birthday treat for me. 

.. That's not ALL... Let me welcome you to our Girls Weekend Birthday Getaway at Chicago.....

You heard it right! I'm taking you to Chicago where we celebrated our birthday's together with my beloved in-laws. We flew and stayed at Luxurious Waldorf Astoria, Chicago. The place was amazing, relaxing, and fancy. Then, we head out for dinner at Tavern on Rush. The food was so good and the serving was huge. It was really fun night!

We started early the next day for our Spa & Massage Appointment which is located in the hotel. It was best ever experience! Spa + Sauna = Relaxation.
After a very relaxing experience at Spa, we head out to explore Chicago at its BEST. We eat brunch and stroll around. It was so FUN! The people, the surroundings, noises, the big buildings. 


We, then head out for authentic Italian dinner experience at Volare Ristorante Italiano. I was really good! As you may remembered my Instagram post of the food that I ordered I'm such a huge seafood lover.  Can you tell? wink   
Time goes fast when your having fun and it was our last day at Chicago. But, before we head home we explore the place to the fullest. We hit the bridge that overlooked the big buildings of Chicago and it was beautiful. We walked, took a lot of pictures, and subway experience. Indeed, unforgettable birthday experience. I can sit on the couch and talked about our Chicago trip all day..and forever (hahaha) But, it's about time to take my kids to school. I hope you have fun reading my blog today and learn new things to experience. 

I will see you next time for more fun and exciting post. Have a great day everyone! Stay gorgeous and don't forget to wear that big SMILE! :)

P.S. I would like to say Thank You to my beloved family for being the BEST. To my wonderful in-laws who invited me to celebrate really fabulous birthday experience. To my cousin Lorlyn- salamat kayo sa gift Dai. To my family and friends who greeted me offline and online. Thank you so much for sweet greetings, being so generous, and wonderful. I love you all!

xoxox- Melgie

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February Daily Goodie Box Review

Fall in-love with Daily Goodie Box :)


Happy Hearts Day Everyone!

Being with my family on Valentines Day is the sweetest day ever. The celebration is simple yet so sweet! We had scrumptious dinner and chocolate cake for dessert (my family's favorite) Aside from the sweetest Valentines Day experience, I also get a chance to open my awesome Daily Goodie Box that was sent to me for free courtesy from DailyGoodieBox. Oh, Yes! another wonderful Daily Goodie Box that I cannot wait to share with you. Keep that excitement coming because I'm doing the sweetest Daily Goodie Box unboxing for the month of February (wohooo!!) As you may remembered my last blog posts of Daily Goodie Box unboxing click HERE and HERE.

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As always Daily Goodie Box continued to impressed me with their monthly surprised boxes. It was perfectly wrapped and simply awesome. Are you excited to see what's inside my February Daily Goodie Box? Lets go!:)


February Daily Goodie Box Includes:

Nellie's All-Natural - Laundry Soda Packs
JustChill - Stress Relief Drinks 
Vermont Smoke & Cure  - Cracked Pepper Beef & Pork Sticks
 Nature's Bakery - Raspberry Fig Bars
Jack N' Jill - Natural Toothpaste
 Dream Water - Sleep Powder
 Coffee Blocks - Butter Coffee
 Aloha - Daily Good Greens
 XyliChew - Spearmint
 Gorilly Goods - Organic Snacks


This is going to fun and exciting not only for me but also for you my lovely readers. Grab your favorite drink and lets chat.:)

When I talked about coffee, I get so excited and have a big smile on my face. So, trying this Coffee Blocks- Butter Coffee  makes me super happy and excited! The aroma smells amazing which I really love. It taste delicious, smooth, creamy, and butterlicious coffee. It's super easy to make. Just squeeze the Coffee Blocks into a cup. Add 12 oz water ( 8oz hot plus 4 oz room temp) Mix and enjoy! it that simple and its SO good. I am now calling my family and friends who love coffee as much as I do. This product is a MUST try. Delicious!


Next on the list is this delicious calming drink JustChill - Stress Relief Drinks. This is my first time trying out this product and I'm SOLD! I tried the Rio Berry flavor and its incredibly delicious sparkling calming beverages. Just Chill is a calming drink designed to support your lifestyle of staying calm and confidence. This drink is indeed delicious and has great benefits. Love it!

Moving on the next product. We have Dream Water- Sleep Powder which is so perfect for sleepiness. This is my second time trying out this product and I LOVE it. Just take one stick approximately 30 minutes prior to needing help with occasional sleeplessness with hot water, cold water, or without water. This product is drug free and fast acting. For more information about this product visit www.drinkdreamwater.com

The next product is this Vermont Smoke & Cure  - Cracked Pepper Beef & Pork Sticks Oh, YES! its perfect meaty snack for the whole family. I love the flavor combination of Pepper Beef and Pork. Even my kids love it. It's so delicious and I highly recommended for sure.


 Excitement overload! Introducing this  Nellie's All-Natural - Laundry Soda Packs and Nellie's WOW Stick Stain remover First, I'd like to talk about about the Laundry Soda Packs. Its highly concentrated formula will leave your clothes soft and fresh, rinsing residue free. Also, I noticed that there's little scoop inside the product which makes it so much easier and convenient for me. 

Next is Nellie's WOW Stick Stain Remover. This product is amazing and so perfect for me. It has a perfect scent combination of lemongrass and orange oil which I really liked. Just rub gently onto the stain, agitate the stain under water and wash with Nellie's All-Natural- Laundry Soda Packs. This product is highly recommended.


Next product on my February Daily Goodie Box is my kids new favorite toothpaste. Introducing to you Jack N' Jill Natural Toothpaste super kids friendly toothpaste and it smells so fresh. My kids LOVE this toothpaste! Its certified organic, safe to swallow, made of all natural ingredients, no fluoride, no preservatives, and no added color. One of the BEST toothpaste that my kids tried and loved.

My new favorite is next on the line. This Aloha- Daily Good Greens is so good and so versatile. I love to use this product on pretty much everything. A little sprinkles on yogurt, oatmeal, and drinks. Its perfect way to get dietary supplement without sacrificing the taste. Its a chocolate Blend Whole-Food Powder that energizes, provides nutrients, and makes you feel GREAT! Love this product.

You probably saw my last week Instagram post of XyliChew- Spearmint from my Chicago trip. I'm so in-love with XyliChew its so refreshing gum and great for everyday use and for travel. One of the BEST gum I had for long time. I highly recommend this product.


Saving the two of my new favorite snacks for last. Lets start with Natures Bakery-  Raspberry Fig Bar
Aside from its Non- GMO Project verified, cholesterol free, dairy free, kosher and no transfat. It taste absolutely delicious! One of my favorite snack for sure!

Another delicious sweet treat from Daily Goodie Box is this Gorilly Goods- Organic Snacks I tried the FOREST (chocolate) - Dark Choclate, Fruit and Nuts the combination of bitter sweet chocolate, raw nuts and fruits is so hard to resist. It that good! A MUST try product and so addicting. Definitely one of my new favorite snack. Yum!

.. and that summarized my super awesome February Daily Goodie Box ( Thank you so much to Daily Goodie Box) for all these wonderful goodies that me and family enjoyed. I hope yo have fun reading my reviews. don't forget to Sign Up for FREE. Its definitely worth doing as you may never know what may pop-up in your mailbox. Until next time everyone. Stay gorgeous as always!:)

xoxo- Melgie

Disclosure: I received this Daily Goodie Box for free to review. Opinions expressed are my own. Thanks you #DailyGoodieBox for awesome surprise

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Chicken Mashed Potato Bowl

Homemade Chicken Mashed Potato Bowl Recipe


Hello Everyone :)

It's been a long time since the last time I posted about food recipes. Due to my busy schedule between family, work, and holiday gatherings. Now, that everything is going in slow pace. I finally have time to cooked and blog about it (Yay!) Get that excitement coming because I'll be sharing my daughter's favorite dish, which is now my family's favorite. Can we all scream (Yumm!)? 

This recipe has everything you need for a perfect meal and indeed a crowd pleaser! I love how all the ingredients compliment each other and make every bite extra special. I hope this recipe gives you excitement because I will be sharing my own version of Chicken Mashed Potato Bowl. Its super easy to make and I promise you- this is going to be delicious experience. Are you ready to get started? If so.. Lets gather all the ingredients needed and start cooking!


Note: Adjust the quantity of the ingredients for larger crowd. Taste according to your preference! Enjoy:)



Chicken Mashed Potato Bowl
Ingredients:

2 Chicken Breast
Salt & Pepper - to taste
Oil - for frying the chicken
Flour and egg- for dredging

4-5 Large sized Potatoes
Butter
Sour Cream
Milk
1 pack of country gravy (store bought)
1 can corn
Shredded Cheese

Directions: 
Fried Chicken Recipe
1.) Seasoned the chicken breast with salt and pepper. Prepare the dredging station which consist of beaten eggs in one bowl and separate bowl for flour mixture.
2.) Put cooking oil on the pan. Start dredging the chicken into the egg mixture and then onto flour mixture. Set aside.
3.) Fry the chicken for about 8-10 minutes each side or until golden brown and crispy. Keep it warm in the oven.
- NOTE: If you don't like to do all the work of making your own fried chicken. Store bought is lways an option :)

Mashed Potato Recipe
1.) Peeled the Potatoes and cut into big cubes. Put water into a large pan and let it boil. Add the potatoes and let it cooked until the potatoes soften.
2.) Drained the cooked potatoes. Transfer it into a big bowl with butter, milk, and sour cream.
3.) Then mashed the potatoes until smooth and creamy. (My kids love to do this part!:) Set aside

Country Gravy
Simply follow the instructions on the gravy mix. Super easy and quick way to make delicious gravy!

Make sure that the corn is heated up. Chopped the fried chicken into bite pieces... And we are ready for delicious Chicken Mashed Potato Bowl.



When making this Mashed Potato Bowl. I'd like mine to be in specific order, start it off with mashed potato, followed by corn, then chopped chicken, gravy and cheese. This is really worth all the work in the kitchen..and its SO good. A perfect comfort meal for the whole family for sure. That's not ALL. How about double chocolate chunk cookies? Yummo!  I made this Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies to make our family dinner extra special. It soft, chunky, chocolatey, and delicious!

 I hope you have fun reading this delicious Chicken Mashed Potato Bowl recipe. And don't forget to give this recipe a try. Don't be shy to grabbed one delicious cookie :) I'll see you in few days for more fun and delicious blog post. Enjoy the rest of the week. Stay gorgeous as always!:)

xoxox- Melgie

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