Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Borolux Borosilicate Glass Pie Dish Review


This post has been a long time coming because this is actually my second time writing it thanks to a computer glitch. So after many aggravated tears, I finally found the strength to redo the whole thing and here it is!

My first thoughts when I opened the box containing the Borolux Borosilicate Glass Pie Dish was "this is a great looking pie plate" and when I picked it up, I couldn't believe the weight and how sturdy it is. It's thick and much more durable than pie plates you can find in the store and so far I'm really happy with it. I have made an apple pie in it and everything turned out great! The crust and fillings cooked evenly and it was really easy to clean.
This glass pie pan is not only beautiful but good quality as well. This pie pan is made of a nice quality thick durable glass that can be used in the microwave, thrown in the freezer and with the exception of the broiler setting can be used in the oven. This is made of borosilicate glass and having owned other similar glassware products, I know how reliable and sturdy they are. This brand is no different and is a very well made product as I put it in the freezer overnight, microwaved it and put it in the oven with no issues. The pie pan has a nice wide glass rim making it great for making pies and for easy carrying. Since this is made of glass, this is easy to clean either by hand or in the dishwasher. This is made in the USA with a lifetime warranty, so I have no complaints on this dish.
Highest Quality Borosilicate Glass
Every other major brand of glass bakeware is made from soda-lime glass, a much cheaper type of glass to mass-produce that can explode during normal use. Consumer Reports has tested and confirmed that the best type of glass to use for bakeware is borosilicate. Borolux is made from our original and patented shatter-proof borosilicate clear glass formula.

Borolux is made from the same material that laboratory test tubes and beakers are made from. Shatter-proof even at 650ºF, our pie plate is sturdy, durable and is designed to last a lifetime. Makes the perfect gift for weddings, baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries and any other occasion. The interior of the pie pan measures 7.5 x 1.5 inches and holds up to 6 cups. 

Wide Fluted Rim
Just like the beautiful pie plate your grandmother used to have, the fluted edge and wide rim help prevent spills, assist with forming evenly crisp and perfectly browned crust edges and ease handling when placing in and lifting out of the oven. 
Made in the USA and Money Back Guarantee
I am a huge fan of products made in the USA! I love buying from companies like this because its something that I can feel good about as it supports the local and national economy. As an added bonus, when you order a Borolux Glass Pie Dish, you're protected by their no risk, money back guarantee, and world class customer service.
The sizing on this pie dish is a bit off for my recipes (its 9.5 inches) and its really deep too. I could've doubled my apple pie recipe and it would've still fit in this huge family-size dish! I will remember this for my next recipe and it will make an amazing deep dish apple pie!

This pie dish was much better quality than I could've hoped and I cannot wait to bake more yummy things with it! I know the price is a little high but you honestly get what you pay for-- the quality is worth the price. Use this glass pie pan everyday not only for making apple, cherry, pumpkin, sweet potato and lemon meringue pies, but also shepherd's pies, chicken pot pies, casseroles, potatoes, quiches, gratins of all kinds and even for reheating leftovers! Serve elegantly and effortlessly from oven or microwave to tabletop. Its versatility makes it a great addition to any kitchen!

Order your own Borolux Borosilicate Glass Pie Dish on Amazon!

All photos belong to Borolux. Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Moving time!

Things are going to slow down for a bit on the blog as my little family of 3 (soon to be 4) is currently in the middle of moving to a new home! Wish us luck in this journey because as we all know, moving is horrible but moving while pregnant is pure torture!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Pregnancy Essentials: Bella Materna Anytime Camisole

When you breastfeed for as long as I do (3 years last time!), you quickly learn that comfort and convenience mean everything when it comes to picking your wardrobe. When I nursed Z, I wore a nursing camisole/tank top every single day. The convenience of having a shirt made specifically for breastfeeding They are great for convenience and you can easily layer them Thanks to the generosity of Bella Materna, I was able to try out one of the gorgeous pieces from their extensive collection of maternity and nursing clothes!


"Launched in 2000, the Bella Materna collection includes maternity bras, nursing camisoles, maternity lingerie,  maternity workout and maternity loungewear.  All designs reflect the knowledge that women grow more beautiful during pregnancy and nursing, and what they wear should enhance, not hide, this loveliness.  All moms know this time of life is amazing, but not without challenges.  Existing to support moms to achieve your goals with strength and grace, the customers who return baby after baby is evidence of their success."

After looking over their gorgeous selection, I finally decided on the Anytime Camisole. The Anytime Camisole provides smoothing coverage and comfortable support from pregnancy through nursing. It has adjustable straps, removable breast pads, and ruching at the side seams for expansion while pregnant or flattering your shape post partum.


Features:
Comfortable for sleeping
Removable Pad for a smooth shape
Adjustable straps
Oeko-Tex fabric certified to be to be toxin free
Pull aside nursing access
Maternity and nursing comfort
Imported Content: 80% Nylon 20% Lycra - for fast wicking/drying.

Why This Is The Coolest Nursing Tank Top/Camisole I've Ever Owned:

Versatile and Flattering
The Anytime Camisole is not only perfect while breastfeeding but also while pregnant! The ruching on the side expands and flatters your pregnant belly. It also flatters your shape after baby!

The Fabric
The fabric of the Anytime Camsole feels a lot different than any other nursing tanktop I've ever had. Its soft and almost feels like a bathing suit. It's made of 80% Nylon and 20% Lycra which is great for fast wicking/drying; a great help for leaking or dripping while nursing. 

Breast Pads 
I've never had a nursing tank top that came with breast pads before and I feel like I've been missing out! Not only does this one come with breast pads that help me feel more supported but they are removable as well!

 Pull Aside Nursing Access
The thing I love the most about the Anytime Camisole is that it has pull aside nursing access instead of having to unclip and pull down to nurse. So much easier and more convenient with a lot less frustration.


The Bella Materna Anytime Camisole is by far the best nursing tank top I've ever owned and that's saying a lot. The ordering process was quick and easy. I also received a shipping confirmation minutes after ordering-- talk about speedy service! I'm just incredibly impressed by my experience with Bella Materna; all of their materials are certified toxin free, they have patented one-hand clips and comfortable flexy underwires which lactation consultants prefer. But one of my favorite things about Bella Materna? They sew extenders on every bra for easy fit with a 6-set hook & eyes! I would highly recommend this brand to any pregnant or nursing mama.

Connect with Bella Materna on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Youtube.


Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Pregnancy Essentials: Momzelle Maternity & Nursing Clothing Giveaway


In case you didn't know, we're coming to the end of World Breastfeeding Week so big shout out to all of those breastfeeding mamas! I breastfed Z for 3 years (was it really that long?!) so I really understand the need for supportive, comfortable, and versatile nursing clothes. I plan on nursing baby #2 as well so I contacted Momzelle (a big supporter of World Breastfeeding Week and they're even having a sale for it!) and they generously sent me a gorgeous maternity and nursing shirt.


"We are proud to be encouraging and helping breastfeeding moms as much as we can. We have sponsored breastfeeding events across North America: the yearly breastfeeding challenge, breastfeeding coalitions' activities, La Leche League events, etc. We have also donated nursing tops to women centres like the June Calwood Centre for women and families that help teenage mothers bring out the best in them and discover their great mothering potential."

Momzelle has a such a gorgeous selection of maternity and nursing clothes that it took me all afternoon to decide on what top I wanted to try! I ended up with the Vanessa top in Deep Teal and I'm very happy with my choice. The Vanessa top is one of the most flattering maternity tops I've ever seen and I absolutely love how versatile it is! The fabric is soft, it's such a great color, it doesn't wrinkle really easily, and it looks great with jeans, black pants, or a skirt.


The Vanessa Nursing Top is my go-to maternity/nursing shirt and the first time my husband saw me in it he said, "wow, that shirt looks great on you!" Not only is the color absolutely fabulous but the quality of the shirt is really nice as well. I have no doubt that this shirt will last me throughout my pregnancy and throughout my nursing adventure.


I love supporting companies like Momzelle on my blog. In fact, when I think about the companies that I want to support with this blog, Momzelle is at the top of my list. They are by far one of the nicest companies I've ever worked with, they really care about their costumers, and their main goal is to encourage and support breastfeeding mamas.

You can connect with Momzelle on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+!

www.momzelle.com

One lucky I'm No Domestic Goddess reader will win a $25 Momzelle gift card! Giveaway is open to the US only. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below, all terms and conditions are listed on the bottom of the form.



All photos in this post belong to Momzelle. Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Pregnancy Essentials: Daddy & Co.-- Because Daddies Are Important Too!


One of my favorite companies to work with is Daddy & Co! I actually reviewed DaddyScrubs back in 2013 and we loved them so much, that I reached out to them right after I found out I was pregnant again. I firmly believe that every daddy-to-be needs to be celebrated as they often get 'left out' of things during pregnancy celebrations.


I think the original DaddyScrubs are the absolute perfect gift for a new dad. They were created by Robert Nickell when he didn't want to worry about being comfortable while his wife was in labor. He thought to create doctor-like scrubs because he is a pharmacist and to eliminate the confusion between “who’s the doctor” and “who’s the daddy,” he created the “I'm The Daddy” medical scrubs. I know my husband is really looking forward to wearing his when we are at the hospital!

The awesomeness of this company always blows me away.  This time, I was sent a Vintage I'm The Daddy Hoodie and a Daddy Diaper Box. Since about 90% of the time we get a package, it's for me, my husband was pretty surprised when he found out this package was for him and he was so happy with his new Daddy swag!



The Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox is the perfect gift for any expectant father (especially a first time daddy!) and it's a hoot. Its the perfect blend of fun and functionality for the Dad-to-be. The Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox comes with 14 fun and functional gifts inside! There are some funny gag items like a a mask, googles, a poncho, rubber gloves, ear/nose plugs, a biohazard bag, and tongs as well as useful baby items like baby wipes, hand wipes, a picture frame, a diaper, and a pacifier. These items were chosen specifically to get the new father in on the baby planning fun and would be such a great addition to a baby shower.
The I'm the Daddy Vintage Hoodie is pre-shrunk and made of pigment dyed 100% cotton fleece and looks so great on my husband. He said it is so comfortable that he cant wait for this Fall and Winter so he wear it all the time (since its currently 90 degrees right now, it is not a part of his daily wardrobe yet)! He loves that they are a great match for his most comfortable jeans and his favorite pair of sweatpants so he can wear it out of the house or just for relaxing at home.


I always love working with Daddy & Co. but this time was especially fun and I'm really happy with these products! These would make such great baby shower gifts or a Father's Day gift! Keep Daddy and Co in mind when you're looking for the perfect gift for the Daddy in your life!

Connect with Daddy & Co. on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest!

www.daddyncompany.com

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Monday, August 3, 2015

Pregnancy Essentials: Milk & Baby One Size Labor & Delivery Gown


In my search for must-have pregnancy essentials, I was trying to think of things that would be versatile and helpful not only throughout my pregnancy but through labor as well. So, I contacted Milk & Baby. Milk & Baby has all of your maternity and breastfeeding needs in one place! They have such a great selection of nursing and maternity clothing no matter your style or size. 


I chose to review the Baby Be Mine One Size Labor & Delivery Gown. Milk & Baby described the dress as "a flowing and versatile option to the traditional hospital gown in super soft fabric available in 3 yummy colors! Adjust to your size as the fabric gently gathers on this wrap gown to ensure the perfect fit. Don't hide this little number till delivery day - pair with leggings for a chic ensemble. Come the big day, wow the ward with the ultimate feminine look without compromising on the traditional requirements gowns offer. Post delivery you have the perfect nursing nightdress that again adjusts as your body changes"

I had originally wanted it in black because pink is just not my color but they were out of black so I took pink because I just felt like I needed this dress. I was hoping to wear it as maternity dress with some leggings but the pink is truly unflattering and flows like a nightgown on me. I think the black would've been a different story since it's more flattering and pink really isn't my color. I do love wearing it as a nightgown though as its soft and feels light. I just know this dress is going to be an absolute lifesaver to have in the hospital as its way softer than any hospital gown. It has breastfeeding snaps that will not only be useful in hospital but it will continue to be helpful after I take the baby home too.

Baby Be Mine Labor & Delivery Gown Features:
Snaps on both shoulders to allow for instant mom & baby contact & breastfeeding access.
IV slit on the lower side for easy medical monitoring.
Overlapping back to ensure your have ample room when it comes to push!
Machine washable and tumble dry low. Light iron.
One size fits most.


One of my absolute favorite things Milk & Baby carries is their Kangaroo Care products! Kangaroo Care is especially important when caring for premature babies. Kangaroo Care is when the infants are held skin-to-skin with a parent, usually the mother, for as many hours as possible every day. Skin to skin bonding is important for every newborn so Kangaroo Care isn't even limited to just premature babies.

I love that Milk & Baby has a whole section of their store dedicated to Kangaroo Care. They even have shirts for men which I've never seen before so I love that the Daddies are included too!


Be sure to check out Milk & Baby for your nursing and maternity wear, you'll have personal service that can only be expected from a small company for whom it's important that customers are satisfied. Shipping is just $5 on U.S. orders and you can always get something for a steal in the sale section. 

Connect with Milk & Baby on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Check out the great maternity and breastfeeding selection at www.milkandbaby.com!

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Pregnancy Essentials: Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics

I'm so excited to be working with Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics. I had actually heard a lot about them after my last pregnancy and I'm so happy I get to use these safe, natural products this time around! Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics was kind enough to help this pregnant mama out and sent me the "A Little Something For Mama-To-Be" Kit! I was actually really giddy while opening this package as it truly does makes the best gift for a mama-to-be! 


As mamas, when we find out we're pregnant, we have a tendency to focus on preparing for baby but we need to be taking care of us too! "A Little Something for Mama-To-Be" is a pocket full of pampering, and a perfect natural gift to help ease those common little extras that go along with pregnancy!

"A Little Something For Mama-To-Be" Includes:
Happy Mama Body Wash 1.67 fl. oz.
Happy Mama Spray 1 fl. oz.
Earth Mama Body Butter 2 fl. oz.
Natural Stretch Oil 1 fl. oz.
Organic Morning Wellness Tea (2 bags)

"Exhilarating Ginger Grapefruit castile Happy Mama Hand to Toe Wash and Happy Mama Spray are naturally safe queasy busters that won't aggravate morning sickness. Luxurious Earth Mama Body Butter and Natural Stretch Oil help safely soothe itchy, stretching skin. Organic Morning Wellness Tea helps ease pregnancy nausea any time of day. Zero toxin essentials, safe for pregnancy, packed in a cute purse pack, A Little Something for Mama-To-Be is a little organic gift that indulges a special mama in a big way, naturally."

Earth Mama Body Butter
I think my favorite thing in this bundle is the Earth Mama Body Butter. During my first pregnancy, I gained a stomach full of stretch marks. This time around, I would like to prevent that from happening the best I can and in the most natural way I can! With the Earth Mama Body Butter combined with the Natural Stretch Oil, I don't anticipate any belly skin issues this time around. I also plan on continuing to use both of these wonderful smelling creations after the baby is born too as I love that they both have a subtle, very pleasant scent!

Happy Mama Spray
The product I've used the most so far in this package is the Happy Mama Spray and I still cannot believe how amazing it smells! The Happy Mama Spray has been one of the only things that has helped soothe my morning sickness and let me tell you something, the morning sickness this time around has been no joke. Now I just spray a bit onto my wrist and it instantly soothes me. I cannot even express how much this stuff has helped me. Its worth the price of the whole package just by itself. It has been my lifesaver with no exaggerations!

I'm not a big tea drinker but my morning sickness has been so horrible that I have been willing to try anything so I tried the Organic Morning Wellness Tea. I had previously heard really good things about Earth Mama Organic Tea so I was pretty excited to try it. I'm still not a tea person but I have to admit, it did soothe my stomach a bit and I wish I had more!


I love promoting companies like Earth Mama Angel Baby on my blog because they truly care about their customers, their products are of the highest quality and free of toxins and chemicals. If you're looking for something to give the mama-to-be in your life, this is it! I plan on buying these for all the baby showers I go to from now on.

Connect with Earth Mama Angel Baby on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+.

www.earthmamaangelbaby.com


Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."