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Big fan of meal replacements here. Really just looking for items that are filling, great as snacks, portable, and a great way to get some nutrients in me in between meals. (I don’t look at meal replacement bars or shakes as actual meals, but rather supplements to a balanced diet.)

Nutraplex sent me a couple of bars to try out – their Megaberry and Pineapple Coconut varieties. These bars are kind of a grown-up fruit roll-up or snack – they’re really sweet, fruity, but also are definitely full of goodies that those sugary snacks targeted at kids don’t have. It’s also very good for those with food allergies and special diets. It’s Gluten-Free, Soy-free, Dairy-Free, Kosher, Vegetarian, and also has antioxidants and fiber.

The Megaberry bar is pretty dang amazing. It has acai berries, blueberries cranberries, raspberries and strawberries. That is a lot of berry in one bar! As someone who is allergic to stone fruits like cherries and plums, I loved that I could eat this without any allergic reactions.

The Pineapple-Coconut bar is kind of – eh. Don’t get me wrong, I love tropical flavors. But somehow, when they’re in the form of this concentrated bar, they just don’t seem right. I also didn’t care too much for the texture of the coconut, which amazes me since I love coconuts. But if you’re a fan of that texture and of tropical flavors, and also want something that is a bit different than the standard fruit bar, I’d recommend this.

These bars are pretty small, so again, I wouldn’t eat one as an entire meal. But take one when hiking, put one in your desk at work, keep some on hand at home for when you’re having cravings. definitely worth having on hand.


Hi all!!! It’s been a while since I’ve participated in a big group giveaway hop, so here’s one – and I’m giving a $25 Macy’s Gift Card to one lucky reader! Everyone participating in the hop is providing a prize worth at least $15, so be sure and enter my giveaway, then visit the other amazing bloggers who are participating to increase your chances of winning! Good luck, and I hope you win!

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Welcome to the Hippity Hoppity Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging!
Hosted by Mama Smith’s Review Blog & Women And Their Pretties

Co-Hosted by: Melanie Meditates, EasterBabe’s Theory, Muscles & Mascara Blog, Cia Says, So Simply Stephanie, Marilyn’s Treats, Our Refuge and Strength, & Life of a Southern Mom

Each blogger participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $15 – and some are much more than that! Be sure to scroll down the whole list and visit them all – there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! There will also be a twitter party on April 14th to go along with this hop with even more chances to win. RSVP for that by clicking here. Good Luck and Have Fun!

DISCLOSURE: Mama Smith’s Review Blog and Women and Their Pretties are not responsible for any of the prize fulfillment. Each blogger is responsible for providing their sponsor with their winner’s contact information.

$25 Macy's Gift Card Giveaway



The Mighty Wallet is Mighty Mighty!

I was given product for this review. All opinions are my own.


Back in the middle of last DECADE, a friend of mine gave me a Mighty Wallet with a beautiful design on it. I wore the crud out of that thing. I am not a purse-carrier, so it went in the back of my jeans pocket.

Here’s the ol’ wallet in all its glory.



In the past seven years or so, that wallet has sustained travel, weather, accidental trips to the washing machine and dryer, and more. So when I talk about the Dinomighty Mighty Wallet, I am not joking. My website says no BS, and I mean it. This thing is a wallet owner’s dream. It will endure lots and lots of use and abuse, and that is why I was not only excited but ENTHUSIASTIC to review a new Mighty Wallet and tell you all the wonderful things about it.

Here is my new wallet. What I LOVE about these is that there are a seemingly infinite number of designs. This would be perfect to take to the grocery store or the Farmer’s Market.


The Mighty Wallet is made with Tyvek. Think about the kind of material you see in an Air Mail, Priority Mail or Express Mail envelope you see at the post office. It is extremely sturdy and designed to go through all kinds of beatings without tearing one bit. And, it is 100% recyclable!! You can even send your wallet BACK to Dinomighty and they’ll recycle it for you. Nice, huh?

I did a short comparison video on Instagram to show you how durable the old wallet still is.

And here, you can see me count the number of pockets that are in this wallet. You can hold a TON of stuff in these skinny things. Amazing!

The #MightyWallet has a ton of storage in it. #review

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I was given product for this review. All opinions are my own.


Hey, want to win a lovely mesh laundry bag to take care of your delicates and keep your socks together? Check out my review and get the details on how to win one of these!

I have a confession to make: I have the World’s Largest Collection of Unmatched Socks.


Before you chime in and say “you haven’t seen our family collection of socks!”, keep in mind: These are all MY socks. MINE. And over several years they have lost their friends in horrible battles in the laundry area. Sometimes socks get eaten by the dryer. It’s some evil sorcery built into these, I tell you!

The Washguard lingerie bag not only keeps my most delicate items secure – we’re talking about lace camis that tend to get caught up in the washer, bras that somehow end up wrapped around the agitator (what an appropriate name, right?) and, of course, socks that somehow disappear into thin air.

These are so incredibly handy, and the material on these is very strong but delicate mesh. It’s not going to get caught on zippers or anything else on non-delicate clothing items. And when you’re done, all your items are secure! It’s amazing!

I’m making this giveaway EXTREMELY EASY to enter. There’s just one entry required, no daily entries, none of that, this is just a fun, simple giveaway. Good luck, and I hope you win!

Washguard Lingerie Bag for Laundry Giveaway


I was given product for this review. All opinions are my own.



I grew up in as a preacher’s kid in the South, where one of the rules is that you attend every single church potluck going on. It’s the law: If you prepare anything savory for a church potluck, you have to sprinkle on the paprika. Deviled Eggs, casseroles, potato salad… you name it!

So paprika is pretty much a staple in every southern person’s home. But I’d never tried smoked Spanish paprika. What’s the difference?

The difference is AMAZING.

Both varieties of Kiva Smoked Spanish Paprika have your beloved paprika taste, but with an amazing smoky flavor that adds a little something extra to your dishes. And it isn’t a fake smoked-taste as well. Typically, I’m not a fan of smoked foods, but these spices are amazing.


For the Hot Smoked Paprika, I decided to sprinkle it on some Pierogies before baking them. Simply take frozen pierogies, sprinkle them with Kiva Hot Smoked Spanish Paprika, coat with non-stick cooking spray, bake on one side at 375 for about 8 minutes, flip and repeat.

Makes an amazing and flavorful appetizer. I highly recommend serving with Greek yogurt.

I decided to prepare Mom some scallops to celebrate her birthday. First time preparing them! I browned them, and sauteed them in a sauce made of butter, lemon, salt, pepper and Kiva Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika. MMMM! What an AMAZINGLY delicious dish. I know it doesn’t look pretty, but as you know, I am in the business of preparing food for function and taste. AMAZING!

These paprika flavors would go amazing on deviled eggs, macaroni and cheese, creamed spinach… the possibilities are endless!

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