October 2017 / Mainly Marta :: A Motherhood + Lifestyle Blog



What started as a digital diary to document a newfound journey as a stay at home mom / wife has quickly evolved into my own little corner on the internet where I share all that life brings my way -- the good, the bad, and everything in between. Thanks for stopping by; I hope you stay awhile!


Review | Bakerly -- They're Baking Happiness & Our Taste Buds Dance!

I don't know about you guys, but I am over the moon about good bread and pastries, so naturally when Bakerly contacted me to collaborate, I was super excited. They sent over the following products  (pictured above): chocolate chip brioche rolls, soft brioche baguettes, a hand braided brioche  and two kinds of pre filled crepes -- chocolate and caramel filled. I also got some bakery gear -- a cute trucker hat, a tote and one of those moo maker type of toys. All this retails for over 50$ -- thank you Bakerly!

If you've never heard of the term Brioche, it's a French, soft, sweet bread that is typically served with tea. However, it's not limited to just dessert, you can also eat brioche with meat. One of my favorite ways to eat brioche baguettes is to make a rich sandwich. The sweet bread and all the other flavors create a wonderful mix sure to make your mouth water for more!

I found all of Bakerly's products absolutely delicious. They really melt in your mouth and it was heavenly.

Here are some of the ways I served Bakerly's goodies: 

One of my favorite products from Bakerly was the chocolate chip brioche rolls. These didn't last a day after opening up the packaging. Served with coffee -- I felt like I was sitting in the royal palace eating like a queen; no, I'm not exaggerating and yes, it was thaaaat good!

It was so good that I couldn't wait to eat it -- notice one roll has a bite take out of it already. They're seriously that delicious!

I used the soft brioche baguettes to make cute little subs for lunch when I needed to make a quick lunch for my husband and I and while I know this might seem obvious because well the word soft is in the title of the product -- these baguettes really were so soft. They made the perfect sandwich bread. 

My husband who is a lover of crepes at all of them -- with a cup of milk to gulp them down. I would have taken an aesthetically pleasing picture, but there was no more for me to photograph. The crepes were definitely a hit. I heard they were delicious!

Last but not least is the hand braided brioche loaf. I used this many ways. Covered in Nutella. Covered in cream cheese + a delicious olive tapenade. Covered in my mother's famous eggplant spread. I used it to make a peanut and butter sandwich -- it was utilized in endless way until there was no more.

SO.... now comes the part where I tell you where you can order all these yummy treats and bread!
If you'd like to learn more about Bakerly, browse their products, or get some goodies for yourself --
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Review | Joovy Tricycoo 4.0

If the look on Felix's face doesn't say it all, then please, let me spell it out for everyone.... 

OK. Now that I've gotten that off my chest let me explain -- the Joovy Tricycoo is probably my favorite product that Felix has received because it's something that he'll be using for the next few years, which makes me one happy mama. I don't know about you, but every time I have to pack away something because my little man out grows it, I die a little inside, for several reasons. 

I mean besides the obvious reason of needing to find more space around the house for all the stuff we no longer need, the fact that my baby is growing up makes packing all his "baby things" all the more bittersweet. I know, it's dramatic. but the mom feels on this are so stroooooong. 

So while my mama heart is in denial about the fact that my baby is becoming a toddler, here comes  Joovy creating a product that can grow with your child. It's genius! 

*image taken from Joovy's website

Felix loves taking walks in his tricycoo -- it's probably his favorite thing these days. When he sees me pull it out, he lets out an excited gasp. It really has taken the outdoor walk experience to another level. My little guy has always loved taking walks but when he's in the tricyoo, he's giggling and squealing from all the fun he's having. 

As for the features of this little stroller / bike -- I really love that it has mama steering while the bike handles give him the impression that he is in control. I also really appreciate that there is a baby foot pedal that don't move, so his feet have somewhere to go until he's long enough to use the real pedals. The snack and bottle feature is also really helpful when we're taking longer walks. All in all it's a really great product. 


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TwistShake Super Giveaway

Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by the blog today -- you're in for a treat. I've teamed up with TwistShake to award one lucky mama a sippy cup bundle. Before I tell how you can win, let me tell a little bit about the company and their cute products. TwistShake is stationed in Sweden and they mainly sell sippy cups,  but you can also find baby bottles, tableware for small children, pacifiers and other accessories. I really like their sippy cups because they have a little container inside where can put a little fruit to flavor the water for your babe. I also love these because they are spill proof. My little man hasn't quite gotten the hang of a sippy cup yet, but he loves using it as a teething toy -- whatever works right?! I really love their neon line; all the colors are just so cute. I definitely recommend these cups to mamas of toddlers! They're so handy. So now that you've got a small handle on what TwistShake is about, let's talk about the....



Annnnnnnd.. That's it! You've entered to get a FREE sippy cup bundle from Twistshake!

GIVEAWAY ENDS OCT 11 2017 @ 11:59 PM PST

I'll be contacting the winner of the giveaway October 12, 2017 with instructions on how to redeem your prize!

If you just can't wait to get your hands on a sippy go to TwistShake's website (CLICK HERE) and use the code "MARTALARISSA40" for 40% off your order!
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