Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Refresh Yourself with the New #DASANIsparkling Beverage and Dasani Drops Infusions

Disclosure: Please note that this is a sponsored post. I received special perks, including monetary compensation, in order to facilitate this review. However all thoughts and opinions expressed below are my own. A full disclosure may be found at the bottom of this post.

Staying hydrated throughout the day is extremely important. The average adult should consume 8 cups of water per day. However, statistics show that the average American consumes only 2.5 cups of water on a daily basis. I do my best to drink plenty of water at home, but sometimes I struggle with staying hydrated while I'm out and about. Personally, I try to avoid buying bottled water while I'm running errands. There are a few brands that offer bottled water that are pleasant, but I find a lot of bottled water has an odd taste to it. That can go for tap water at restaurants, too! As a result, I sometimes go longer without water than I should, waiting to return home before having a glass of water.

That's what I love about the new Dasani Drops Infusions. They are so small they can fit in a purse of nearly any size, and they're ready for you to use no matter where you are. They add flavor to your water without any sugar, artificial flavors, or added color. Better yet, they contain absolutely zero calories! The flavors currently available are Lime, and Strawberry Basil. Each 1.9 fl oz countainer of Dasani Drops Infusions makes up to 32 servings. I carry a container of each flavor in my purse, and find that they're extremely useful. Sometimes I want a little something extra in my beverage, but I try to stay away from sugary beverages, and this has been the perfect solution! Even my 2-year-old son, Little E, enjoys the addition of the Dasani Drops Infusions in a water bottle or a glass of tap water while we're dining out.

Another great product is the Dasani Sparkling Beverage, which has an exciting, new flavor: Black Cherry! The perfect alternative to soda the Dasani Sparkling Beverage has no sugar and 0 calories, just like the Dasani Drops Infusions. The Black Cherry flavored Dasani Sparkling Beverage is light and refreshing. It's even more satisfying poured into a cup of ice on a hot day. The Dasani Sparkling Beverage has provided me with another great beverage option for when I'm home. The only thing I wish is that the black cherry flavor was stronger, as it does have a light, slightly subtle flavor. On the other hand, the Dasani Drops Infusions allow you to add as little or as much as you want to your water.

You can find the new Dasani Sparkling Black Cherry and the Dasani Drops Infusions at your local Target. For a limited time, you can find coupons for both of these great Dasani products in Target's Cartwheel app!

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The lineup of new Dasani products!


The delicious new Dasani Sparkling beverage flavor: Black Cherry.


The Dasani Sparkling beverage is thirst-quenching a refreshment for cold and warm days alike.


The two Dasani Drops Infusions flavors: Lime, and Strawberry Basil.


Simply pop open the secure lid and add to your tap or sparkling water, at home, or on the go!


Another look at the delightful flavors of the Dasani Drops Infusions.


Adding the Dasani Drops Infusions to your beverage is quick and effortless.


My bottle of water is flavored with the Dasani Drops Infusions Strawberry Basil and is ready to go!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received monetary compensation in exchange for writing this content. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission. Found Frolicking is in no way responsible for prize shipment, but will work with the sponsors in all ways possible to ensure the winner receives their prizes. If you would like to work with Found Frolicking for a review, giveaway, advertising, or promotion of any other nature, please email Lalia at found.frolicking@gmail.com.

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Monday, 6 April 2015

Join the Celebration with Medela Recycles in San Francisco



Disclosure: The content below was not sponsored in any way. The information in this post is being shared because I believe it may be of interest and value to my readers.

It all began with one Bay Area mother, Jane, who began a petition through change.org. Done with her breastfeeding journey, she wanted to recycle her used Medela breast pump so that it did not end up in landfill. When she realized there was no system in place to recycle breast pumps, she called upon Medela to provide a proper recycling solution for old breast pumps. Medela did not ignore her request. Instead, the company responded to the petition, which received more than 2,000 signatures, by creating Medela Recycles.

Since the beginning of the program, more than 1,300 pumps have been recycled. Unique to Medela Recycles, this wonderful program goes even further. Recycled used pumps go towards the donation of brand new hospital-grade Medela Symphony® Preemie+TM Breastpumps and breastfeeding supplies to the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®).

To celebrate the victory of this passionate mother, Medela is hosting a victory party---and you can join! On April 9th, 2015 from 5 to 7 pm you can participate in fun and festivities with Medela in San Francisco. Medela has set an ambitious goal to recycle 12,000 throughout 2015 to reduce waste and protect the environment through this initiative. Reaching their goal of 12k will also allow them to donate more pumps each month to the Ronald McDonald House. You can bring your used Medela breast pump to the victory party, knowing that it doesn't only do good for the environment, but also does good for the community! Now for all the details:

April 9, 2015
5 pm - 7 pm @ The Right Start
3435 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94118


To attend the event, there is no need to RSVP. Children are welcome! Gift bags valued at $75 will be handed out to some of the first to arrive and donate their used Medela pumps. All parents attending the event will also have the opportunity to receive a 25% in-store discount on all Medela products. See you there!

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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Living in San Francisco. What is there to say? Where to even start? When I was younger, I could only see the city through the eyes of a San Francisco native, who, like many (I'm sure), come to see the bay area culture as ordinary. It wasn't until I had spent 5 years in another country that I began seeing my hometown differently. Perhaps how some outsiders see it. When they talk about the things they've seen, or want to see, and get starry-eyed, with that tone in their voice that says it all. Almost as if San Francisco were something magical. I knew I was missing home when I was watching movies like the Pursuit of Happyness, or Just Like Heaven, eagerly awaiting each glimpse of San Francisco scenery they offered. But then I started wondering: Was San Francisco really that great? Is it all its cracked up to be? After all, I had been away from the SF bay area for 5 years, and in a lot of ways I felt like I had become a different person. The stark contrast between living in a major U.S. metropolis that's well-known worldwide, and living in a Canadian city with a fraction of the population and opposite type of climate, left me feeling like it was all in an entirely different lifetime. What if it wasn't what I remembered?

It was 2009 when I had left SF, for what I had only intended to be a few months. What I had thought would be a brief excursion transformed into an adventure that would change my life. The recession that seemed like nothing but a myth at the time was starting to hit the U.S., and it felt nice to be somewhere that gave me a bit of distance from things that had been going on at the place I used to call home. So instead of returning to the bay area, I stayed in Canada. Having only briefly lived anywhere other than the SF bay area throughout my childhood, I can't tell you how strange it was to feel that I was associated with something famous. In passing conversation, I would mention where I was from, and peoples voices would change, sometimes their eyes would get wide, and they would either be in awe or burst into a series of questions. It bewildered me, to have people acting as if San Francisco were something special. It was just another city, no big deal! Okay, it has the Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars... but otherwise, aren't all cities pretty much the same? I had dreamed in my younger years of moving someplace far from San Francisco, and imagined that in this place I'd be happy to spend the rest of my days. Yet as the days turned into weeks, and the weeks turned into years, I came to the conclusion that the place I was in was just that... a place. Despite all of my attempts to find contentment where I was, it never felt quite right. I was floating in a limbo that was only temporary, and I wanted to go home. It took me years to realize and acknowledge a cold hard fact: that I'd left my heart in San Francisco.

Finally, after a long and painful immigration process that spanned December 2012 to August 2014, my husband finally had a visa in hand that would allow us to move to the US as we had been planning for years. On the one hand, I was terrified that I would be disappointed---that I had worked it up so much in my memory that the real thing simply couldn't live up to it. Yet I was anxious to share my childhood home with my husband and son, hoping to show them everything that I knew and loved.

My very first time back in San Francisco since 2009, I took a deep breath and absorbed the sights around me. I was standing in downtown San Francisco, and letting the humid air fill my lungs. The streets were jammed with cars, nearly bumper to bumper, and the sidewalks were crowded with bustling foot traffic. My ears were nearly ringing with the whir of buses and honking from taxis in the street. I listened to the clicking of heels and gentle tapping of sneakers against the cement as everyone hurried to their destinations. The sun was shining down, but a gentle, cold wind brushed against my face as it went on its way. Although the recession had taken its toll and some things were different, it was everything I had remembered. The sounds, the sights, and most importantly, the feel, were all still exactly as they were. I could finally exhale.

When I had left San Francisco five years ago, I had felt that something was missing. I had thought it was the city, but instead it was I who was incomplete. But standing there, in the heart of the city, I couldn't help but smile... I had returned to the city of my childhood more than whole, I had come back with a family of my own. I was home.

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Winter Awards Giveaway

You won't want to miss this amazing giveaway with award winning goodies from some of the best brands on the market!

We are excited to work with Green Scene Mom for another awesome giveaway! Each of these items received a Green Scene Mom Award, celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation. This fabulous Winter Awards Giveaway is sponsored by the winning brands, and one lucky mom will win them all!

Winter Green Scene Mom Award Winners

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Enter to Win this Amazing Gift Set, valued at $750!

FunBites Cutter of winner's choice - $12.99
b.box Essential Travel Bib - $15
BabyHome Side Light Bed Rail - $99
Pure Care Home 4-in-1 Megacare Kit - $39.99
Buttons Diapers 2 packs of Flannel or Velour Wipes - $14
Konfidence Babywarma Swimsuit - $29.99
Wristy Buddy Teething Wristband - $15
Beautiful Earth Baby Box - $59
Pack 'n Potty - $39.99
Bebe au Lait Organic Nursing Cover - $40
PacaPod Napier Diaper Bag - $170
Pacific Baby Natural Feeding Bowl & Cup - $10.99
MAM Anti-Colic Bottle - $6.99
OTO Ice Cream Truck Playhouse - $59
Yummi Pouch Reusable Food Pouches & Snack Bags - $25
Silikids $40 Assorted Gift Set
Naturalmat Fitted Organic Cotton Percale Crib Sheet - $45
Ava Anderson Baby Powder & Diaper Cream - $25

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Doctor on Demand, Wherever You Are #FeelBetter




This is a sponsored post with Mums the Word Network and Doctor on Demand. All opinions are my own. For more information please see the full disclosure at the bottom of this post.

It's bound to happen to us all at some point: feeling awful due to symptoms from a cold, flu, or something else more severe, but either you're not able to work up the energy to go out to see your general physician, or they don't have any available appointments when you need them most.

Doctor on Demand is here to help. They can assist you with your non-emergency medical needs, with board certified physicians specialized in pediatrics, lactation consulting, psychology, and general physicians available 24/7. You pay per visit, with no hidden costs or fees. Using your location, Doctor on Demand connects you to a physician in your area, right from the comfort of your own home, or on the go. Doctor on Demand is available on iPhone, iPad, Android, and on the web from a computer with a webcam that includes a microphone. Your doctor will work with you to diagnose and work out a plan to get you on the path to recovery, and they can even order prescriptions for you to pick up at your preferred pharmacy!

[Image 1] Pediatric Video Visit 1

When I went to Doctor on Demand to get advise about my son, I did not book an appointment and instead opted to speak to a physician right away. I waited only 2 minutes! I spoke to a pediatrician, Dr. Raveena Rihal. She asked approximately when I started to notice symptoms, and about which symptoms I had observed. She spoke with me about the best ways I could help alleviate the symptoms, and then evaluated my son herself through the video chat. It took me only 12 minutes to receive all the information I needed, and I left the visit feeling very satisfied with the service.

I also loved that Doctor on Demand follows up email. Notes from your physician including their recommended treatment are always available on the website after your appointment, making it easy to access the information you need at any time. Especially convenient considering how much information can be given to you during a doctor's appointment.

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Doctor on Demand has a great offer throughout the month of February! To book an appointment today, simply go to doctorondemand.com and enter the coupon code "found15" to receive a free visit.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received monetary compensation and a free visit (to be able to review the service) in exchange for writing this content. All opinions expressed are my own, and were in no way influenced by the brand or any other sources. The post and all photos with the watermark are the property of Found Frolicking, and should not be used or distributed in any way without first receiving permission. Found Frolicking is in no way responsible for prize shipment, but will work with the sponsors in all ways possible to ensure the winner receives their prizes. If you would like to work with Found Frolicking for a review, giveaway, advertising, or promotion of any other nature, please email Lalia at found.frolicking@gmail.com.

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