2022 Brands, Natural Foods

Undercover’s Chocolate Quinoa Crisps are a guilt-free and gluten-free snack

Undercover's Chocolate Quinoa Crisps are a guilt-free and gluten-free snack

Finding a better chocolate treat is hard to swallow sometimes – literally. I have tried many snacks and bars that use great ingredients to make their product a healthier choice and then the taste is severely lacking. Not Undercover chocolate Quinoa Crisps! My entire house loves these as a gluten-free snack choice.

Undercover Quinoa Crisps are a better chocolate treat in so many ways. These are gluten-free, certified peanut and tree-nut free. The products are free from all of the other top ten food allergens including wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soybeans, fish, shellfish, sesame and poppy seeds. Their milk chocolate does contains milk. They are made in a SQF Level 3, Kosher facility.

gluten-free snack

The chocolate is Rainforest Alliance Certified and is so delicious. These are more than just snacks, as they are packaged in bags or tins to be given as gifts. There are so many flavors and each with real and natural ingredients like fruits and extracts.

To try these for yourself, find them in stores near you, visit the Undercover store locator.

2022 Brands, Earth Friendly, Sustainable Brands

Braxley Bands environmentally sustainable and trendy Apple Watch bands

Braxley Bands environmentally sustainable and trendy Apple Watch bands

Slipping my Apple Watch on and getting out the door for the day is much more effortless with my Braxley Band. Not that fastening my Apple Watch is that stressful, but it is just one easier task in my morning routine and a small difference. I have several Apple Watch bands to match my day or clothing. I grab my Braxley Band for everyday use. I can just slip my wrist through and go. Some mornings, I need ‘easy’ like that.

Better than a simple convenience, Braxley Bands are environmentally sustainable and crafted using recycled plastic that is machine washable and moisture-wicking. This band is truly made with care. Using very little resources, the brand makes sure the environment is not harmed in their process. In fact, Braxley Bands has partnered with Trees for the Future, and for each band sold, a tree is planted with partner farmers in forest gardens throughout Africa.

What about fit? A couple of things – they have different sizes, so take a quick measurement of your wrist. If you are not satisfied or anything happens to your band in the first year, they have your back with a replacement warranty. If it stretches out, toss it in the wash to get it back into its original shape. If it feels a tad snug, hold it stretched a few seconds and give it some time, it will eventually mold to your wrist size. I measured my wrist and knew if I ordered a size up it may be too loose. The size I ordered was just a little snug, but not uncomfortable at all. It has now formed much better to my wrist size and stretched to where it needs to be as I have worn in off and on the past 2 weeks.

Ready to support Braxley Bands and order one? Visit the Braxley Bands shop and choose your watch and wrist sizes and begin choosing a color or design. I have the blackout color.

2022 Brands, Natural Products

Verve Culture Moroccan Blankets are hand dyed with natural cotton

Verve Culture Moroccan Blankets are hand dyed with natural cotton

The handira, or (Moroccan) wedding blanket can be detailed with sequins, tassels, braids and pompoms. Now Verve Culture has a simple version anyone can enjoy made of natural cotton and hand dyed. Just look at the detail in this blanket! Hopefully I can do it some justice in photos. Seeing and feeling this blanket in real life is something special.

Moroccan blanket

This is the the Moroccan Blanket in rose pink, but there are 4 other color choices. This blanket is hand dyed and  softens with age and care. Can you see the gold accents? These flecks of metallic fiber that run through the fabric catch the light and twinkle.

hand dyed

The large pompoms are a touch of fun when draped on a couch, chair or blanket ladder. When the blanket arrives there is a bit of coarseness to them, but it will soften in time with use. These make great gifts that arrive packaged and wrapped to look elegant and classy.

blanket gifts

Verve Culture has more than just cultural blankets. You can find so many gifts for the home and kitchen. Visit Verve Culture to begin shopping!

2022 Brands, Earth Friendly, Natural Products

Cloth and Bristle No. 001 Household Cleaner has only 4 ingredients

Cloth and Bristle No. 001 Household Cleaner has only 4 ingredients

Last night’s burgers in the air fryer made a mess! I am not sure how the explosion on the oven door came to be, but with my Cloth + Bristle No. 001 Household Cleaner it comes clean with little effort and is safe around food. This is because the cleaner is made with only 4 ingredients – Water, Clay, Xanthan gum, Essential oil.

I can take on the worst rust, lime scale, soap scum, mold, mildew, bacteria, dirt, grease, and more without toxins or chemicals. I drip a small amount on the surface, wet my sponge, cloth or brush and scrub. I then take a dry cloth or paper towels and buff clean. It’s that easy. Grease came off my oven door easily.

Cloth and Bristle was founded in Maryland in 2019 by a woman who owns an award winning residential cleaning company. She wanted a green product that was safe for families, works to clean tough residue off any surface without harm and actually leaves the surface better than before the mess.

You will find a few products in their shop such as the No. 001 and the spray for daily use called, All The Things. They have bundles and smaller product bottles. You get a natural clean for every surface and level of grime that you will feel safe using around the home and kitchen. You can view the science behind how these products ingredients come together to clean so well and naturally.

Visit Cloth and Bristle today to start cleaning green!