Reach Complete Care

by Jessica Lieb on August 28, 2014 · 0 comments

Reach toothbrush brand has two newly designed toothbrushes, the Reach Complete Care Triple Angle and Reach Complete Care Triple Angle Floss toothbrush.reach complete care review

Both Reach Complete Care Triple Angle toothbrush features a patent pending Triple Angle technology which cleans at three different angles – left, right and straight.

The Triple Angle Pro has multi-level diamond bristles for total mouth clean and a Reach Tip with bi-level bristles to get to hard-to-access spots.
The Triple Angle Floss has 100% interdental tapered bristles to better clean between teeth and a firm deep-cleaning Reach Tip with spiral bristles.

Reach Triple Care

I prefer a toothbrush with a good grip and full tooth coverage, the Reach Complete Care brushes gives me just that. They both offer a 13 degree angled neck which gives access to hard-to-clean areas of the mouth and a soft thumb rest for a comfortable hold.

Both brushes are available in single or value-priced two packs at Wal-Mart, Walgrees, Kroger, Rite-Aid and other retailers.

The featured product and information have been provided to me free of charge. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and not influenced by the company.



A Week of School Lunches – Week 2

by Jessica Lieb on August 27, 2014 · 1 comment

Jude is starting to tell me which foods he likes and does not like in his school lunch. This past week he decided he doesn’t like cucumbers in his lunch, despite the fact that he eats cucumbers at home all the time. Who knows?!

He did approve carrots and tomatoes for his lunches so I will happily oblige.

school lunches week 2


A Week of School Lunches – Week 2

Day 1 – Leftover roasted chicken leg, Mini Babybel cheese, fig newtons, cucumbers and grapes.

Day 2 – Pepperoni, mozzarella cheese stick, mini pitas, roasted red pepper hummus, carrots, cucumbers, yogurt raisins, fruit strip and peach.

Day 3 – Turkey and Havarti Sandwich on Sandwich Thins, GoGo Squeeze apple sauce, veggie chips, graham crackers, raisins.

Day 4- Turkey and Havarti Sandwich, grape tomatoes, carrots, homemade oatmeal raisin cookie, yogurt.

Day 5 – Turkey and Havarti Sandwich, tomatoes, carrots, veggie chips, homemade oatmeal raisin cookie, yogurt.

As you can see the past few days we’ve been stuck in a turkey and cheese sandwich rut. I guess I need to switch it up a little.

I use Ziploc Divided Rectangle Containers to pack Jude’s lunch.

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After-school Snack: Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by Jessica Lieb on August 26, 2014 · 22 comments

My boys love raisins, they eat them almost everyday. They are the perfect on-the-go, healthy snack. I often pack raisins in Jude’s school lunch.

raisins in lunch

Occasionally I will make a fun after-school treat, Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

chewy oatmeal raisin cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup raisins


In a large bowl cream butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla

In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

Stir flour mixture into butter mixture.

Stir in oats and raisins.

Chill the dough for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 deg.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat and portion dough into heaping tablespoon size balls.

Bake for 13-15 minutes.

oatmeal raisin cookiesThe great thing about using raisins in this recipe is I don’t have to use a ton of sugar because the raisins are so naturally sweet. I love using California Raisins because they are all-natural and dried-by-the-sun. Did you know California Raisins contain zero fat, no cholesterol and NO ADDED SUGAR? So raisins make for a healthy on-the-go snack that kids love to eat because they are so sweet and moms love to buy because they are affordable.

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


No more tangles with The Wet Brush

by Jessica Lieb on August 25, 2014 · 0 comments

My long hair is a pain to brush, especially when it’s wet. I recently tried The Wet Brush and was shocked at how well the Wet Brush was able to comb through stubborn knots and tangles. The Wet Brush’s Intelliflex bristles make for easy and pain free de-tangling.

the wet brush

And of course the Wet Brush isn’t just for use on wet hair you can use on any kind of hair wet or dry; curly or straight; thick or fine.

The Wet Brush Pink

Now that school is back in session our morning routines can be pretty rough, the Wet Brush makes morning routines much less painful.

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The featured product, information, and additional prize have been provided by The Wet Brush. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and not influenced by the company.


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