Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Kitchen Magic Twisty Whisk creating life long memories.

How do you make things magical in your kitchen?  Sometimes it can be the most simple ingredient or kitchen gadget or tool that can create a life long memory.  While searching the web I found a great and fun kitchen tool I would love to purchase.  It is called a Twisty Whisk from Kitchen Magic.  I love the wooden handle and bright colors of the silicone covered wires.  Just looking at it makes me smile.

Another thing that made me smile about the Kitchen Magic Twisty Whisk is the price.  I was pleased to see it only costs $8.00.  I consider that a value and worth the money.  I know it would be to talk of my kitchen.  Now I just have to get busy and place my order.

Happy Cooking everyone!

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Nightfood Nutrition Bar for a Better Nights Sleep Review

How many of you are guilty of late night snacking? 

How many of you are guilty of getting up in the middle of the night and eating foods that taste so good, but are not good for you?

Don't be shy...raise your hands...I know mine is or should I say would have been raised.

My husband and I had been notorious night eaters and our bathroom scale was the proof.  That was until I received an amazing product to sample and review called...


Nightfood is a delicious tasting full size snack bar.  And it is Cookies 'n Cream flavored!!!  I must say my mouth was watering even before I took my first bite of this revolutionary nutritional snack.

Nightfood is firm but not hard and has a nice crunchy texture.  It tastes just like cookies and cream ice cream, but it won't melt and is full of good for you ingredients. 

I love enjoying a bar before bed with a hot cup of coffee.  It feels so indulgent without all the guilt.  Each Nightfood bar is only 150 calories.  They are packed full of Protein (6 grams) and Fiber (5 grams) to keep your stomach full and content to get you through the night peacefully.

I can say from personal experience, Nightfood nutrition bars do work.  They keep my stomach content and I was able to sleep through the night peacefully.  Thank you Nightfood. 

Don't forget to like Nightfood on Facebook

But here is the big news!! Nightfood Needs your HELP! They need to raise $50,000 to order fresh NightFood bars and launch nationally!

Check out their site and learn how you can make this happen and enjoy some Nightfood bars of your own. Click here and please help out to get Nightfood on the market today!!

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free samples of NIghtfood products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.

Drink to your Health - Enjoy a glass of wine.

I knew a glass of wine had healthy benefits.  But I had no idea how good a glass could be until I came across this easy to read banner.  Just remember...it can be good for you in moderation.  So get busy popping those wine corks...bottoms up!

Drink to Your Health infographic from ONEHOPE Wine
Presented By ONEHOPE Wine Online Fifty Percent of Profits Go To Charity

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Bulu Box Health and Fitness Product Giveaway / Review 3 Winners / $30 Total Value of Prizes

I don't know about you, but I love samples.  I love, love, love them.  I think what I love the most is I can try something new and see if I enjoy it enough to spend my hard earned money on that product again.  I feel like I am cheating the system...it is like a sneak peak at something that is new to me.


That is why I am so excited to share with everyone about an amazing company called...


Bulu Box is any health and fitness lovers dream.  Bulu Box ONLY costs $10 a month!  No, that is not a typo.  You can subscribe to this amazing monthly service and depending on your plan you can cancel at any time.  It is only $10 a month and if you subscribe for a year you save $10.  I forgot to mention that shipping is FREE...NO hidden costs or gimmicks.

Bulu Box is an affordable and risk free way to sample 4 to 5 top brand nutritional supplements monthly.  Every month the contents of Bulu Box changes...which I find exciting and fun.  Who knows what next month will surprise you with?  It could be products for men and/or women.  It may have an item or items that will help with digestion, sexual health, detox, energy (I know I need that!) and your diet.  It could be vitamins, supplements, protein, sports nutrition, meal replacement, herbs and natural remedies to just list off some ideas.

Follow Bulu Box on Facebook and Twitter to get a head start on your entries to win below!!

So what came in my sample Bulu Box you ask....and what will come in 3 lucky winners Bulu Box?


I first want to say, I love the amazing card that came in my monthly Bulu Box.  The card listed off each of the companies name and information about the item that was included this month.

Can you believe all of this for only $10!  It came with a full size bottle of Vitamin D3 from Pure Matters, a sample of LIFE= Omega-3 Wild Norwegian Fish Oil, A Tube of Rev Honey Energy (which provides healthy energy with a combination of honey and dried peaches...yum!), a sample of Cellucor Super HD Weight Loss Capsule and a Nutrition Bar from NightFood that was Cookies 'n Cream flavored. 

Okay!  I dare you to say this isn't worth $10.

So what are you waiting for?  Join up with Bulu Box and start your subscription today...And don't forget to enter to be one of the three lucky winners of one Bulu Box of your own.

Disclaimer: Bulu Box provided me with a free
sample of these products to review/giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or
sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

What are GREEN Wines?

With many different products offered in your local stores and online that are eco-friendly; did you know many different types of wine have joined in this GREEN movement?

Well they have and I love it!  With wines going GREEN it means they are Organic, Natural, Sustainable and Biodynamic.  You can learn more about what these four important words mean to the GREEN wine movement below.

I think my favorite of the four words is Organic.  As Organic to me means that a product is safer and more healthy as no chemical are used to treat the grapes at any time.  What is your favorite of the four words?  I would love it you left me a comment sharing.


Presented By Wine.com, Purveyors of fine green Wine

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Important Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutrients for Menopause Weight Loss


Important Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutrients for Menopause Weight Loss



If you’re not feeling hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings or anxiety yet, a good way to help your body cope with them is by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. If you have not yet reached menopause, these foods, along with an effective menopause remedy such as kuhl care, will help your body handle menopause symptoms if or when they strike. And if you’ve finally past menopause, these natural foods will keep you healthy and help your body cope with menopause symptoms, especially menopause weight gain.



Vitamins and minerals



During menopause, your body is changing in a lot of ways. Fruits and vegetables contain many vitamins and minerals that your body needs during this time of change. So they’ll help you combat menopause symptoms in a variety of ways.



Phytoestrogens



You may even know that estrogen decreases during menopause and that hormonal change may be the culprit of hot flashes and night sweats. Well, fruits and vegetables contain plant chemicals known as phytoestrogens that are very similar in structure to estrogen.



Boron

Another potentially important mineral found in fruits and vegetables is boron. It has been clinically researched and evidence suggests that it can help reduce certain menopause symptoms, perhaps even mood swings and anxiety.

Asparagus

Beets

Bell peppers

Broccolli

Cauliflower

Carrots

Cucumbers

Grapes

Grapefruit

Lettuce

Onion

Oranges

Plums

Prunes

Raspberries

Strawberries

Soybeans

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

So whether you’re currently enduring hot flashes and night sweats, want to minimize mood swings and anxiety or have already reached menopause without feeling many symptoms, these power foods can help you keep your bones strong and your hormones in better balance.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Susan Brown's Dead Sea Salt Foot Soak and Foot Therapy Cream Review. Perfect after a Long Workout!



Ahhhhh.  My aching feet! 

No that was not a complaint!  It is a relief as I have found an amazing and affordable product from Susan Brown's Baby.  Don't worry.  Susan Brown's Baby carries a great line of products for us busy mom's as well as our little ones.

I know after a crazy day of chasing my boys, working full time, and getting a good hard workout in, my feet always seem to be screaming at me louder than my boys at the end of a hectic day.

But, I now have a Mom Go-To product or two to pull out after everyone has went to sleep.

***Key up the relaxing and tranquil music...***

First I start with the most refreshing and relaxing food soak called:

Susan Brown's Baby Dead Sea Salt Foot Soak.




I first want to mention that all Susan Brown's Baby products use the finest ingredients and are all natural, so no worries about what you are getting.  As now you know...you are getting the BEST!

Okay, back to this amazing foot soak.....Just sprinkle a little of the crystals in a nice warm tub of water and let your feet soak away the stress and aches from the day.

I love the natural mint in Susan Brown's Baby Dead Sea Salt soak, as it has a great cooling affect.  It also contains tea tree oils which help relieve stress while your feet are being babied and moisturized.  The aroma was nice and soothing.  I was concerned it would smell like Ben Gay but it did not!  It just has a natural and relaxing light scent.

The best feeling with my experience is when I took my feet out of the soak and patted them dry.  My feet felt tingly and very cool.  It was amazing.

After this relaxing soak, I treated my feet to a much needed moisturizing treatment that is affordable for everyone.  Susan Brown's Baby Foot Therapy Cream.  The cream is nice and smooth and very easy to apply.  It is liquidity so be careful as a little goes a long ways.  This dermatologist tested cream is full of rich botanical moisturizers including Jojoba, Shea, Moringa Butters and Cocoa.  It will leave you feet feeling like a newborn baby's bottom.

Thank you Susan Brown's Baby for not using parabens and never testing on animals.  It is nice to see you are Vegan Certified and no animal products are in your line of product.s

I can't wait to share my love of Susan Brown's Baby products in a gift basket for a friend who is pregnant with her first child.  I know she will fall in love!

Are you wanting to try out some of Susan Brown's Baby product or give them as a gift? You can purchase them many places including:  www.babyandmomgifts.com, Diapers.com, BabiesrUs.com and Amazon.com.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Win 4 bags of Superfood Snacks Organic Energy Nuggets Giveaway. $37 Value

Just a few days ago I did a review of an amazing and healthy food.

I food that is Energizing....Replenishing...Rejuvenating.



I just found out Superfood Snacks is going to giveaway a 4 pack assortment like I reviewed (click here to read my review) to one lucky person.  A $37 Value!!  Thank you Superfood Snacks!!

Disclaimer: Superfood Snacks provided me with a free
sample of these products to review/giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or
sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Keep you and your Family safe with Safees Reflectors Giveaway / Review $36 Value

I think as a parent one of my biggest worries and concerns is making sure my family is safe at all times.  I know we don't have a crystal ball to see into the future.  At least we don't at our house.

And I understand it is impossible to have my family live in a plastic bubble to keep them out of harms way.  So I am constantly on the look out for new and affordable products that can assist me in my safety quest for my family.

So when I was contacted by Safees to do a review and giveaway of their affordable and easy to use safety reflectors; I couldn't type my positive reply back fast enough.

Safees will increase your visibility by several hundred percent if worn properly. Don't worry it is not challenging and Safees each come with an

For the best results wear Safees at knee to thigh height if you are out walking and attach the Safees on the side of your body closest to traffic, so you are more visible to vehicles.  And of course the more Safees you are wearing the more visible you will be.  It is best to let your Safees swing free as they will pick up the lights of traffic better. 

Think outside the box with your Safees.  You can put Safees on so many different things to increased visibility and safety.  How about on a stroller, your bicycle and even your pets collars.   

I love the different shapes of safees that are offered.  They make them fun to wear.  Like the two I received to review are perfect for my children and myself.
A Blue heart and a red cat.
I love how easy they are at attach to clothing with a very simple clip that is attached to a stretchy cord.  Perfect so you don't damage your clothing.


How about entering for your chance to win 6 Safees?  What a perfect way to keep your family safe.  And if you don't want to wait to see if you are the lucky winner....you can order your own directly today from Safees.  Just make sure to use the code 'Safeessummer2012'  for a 15% discount at checkout.
Check out this great video before you enter to see how Safees actually work.
Stay Safe and Good Luck!
Disclaimer: Safees provided me with a free sample of these products to review/giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Week 5 - Nutrisystem Oh My Gosh!!! #NSNation

Week 5 on Nutrisystem has brought along a big challenge due to my work load....getting all the needed food eaten during the day.  I just received my new shipment of food and this time I ordered a lot more bars as they are easier to take on the go.  But I have had a problem getting in one of my powerfuels and sometimes both smart carbs almost everyday this week.
My job doesn't allow for me to take food with me on calls.  And some of my calls this week have included 12 hour days.  I know it is very important to get all the necessary nutrition while on Nutrisystem, otherwise your body can think it is starving and stop losing the weight. 

I still haven't missed a work out since starting Nutrisystem 35 days ago.  I actually have added one different work out in to change things up.  And it is such a challenge...my muscles are feeling it!  UGGG!!!  It is Tae Bo Amped. 

I couldn't believe my eyes when I stepped on the scale!  I thought I had lost some more weight this week because I am wearing a pair of jeans I haven't worn in 2 years!  And my belt is on its last notch...looking like some clothes shopping is in my future.

I lost 5.8 pounds this week!!!  Thank you Nutrisystem for changing my life!!!

Week 1 - lost 3.5 pounds
Week 2 - lost 3.5 pounds
Week 3 - lost 2.8 pounds
Week 4 - lost 1.6 pounds

Week 5 - lost 5.8 pounds

Total Weight Loss So Far after 5 weeks on Nutrisystem 17 .2 pounds.

Wow...I am only 2.8 pounds away from my next Nutrisystem bear!!!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog.

Disclaimer: Nutrisystem provided me with free
samples of their product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.

Friday, July 27, 2012

AstroBrights Paper is making an eye catching appearance!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Wow!  The summer has just flown by and it is time to start thinking about school starting again.  And with school starting again, my schedule typically spirals out of control.  This year I am trying to stop the downward event by pre-planning anything I am able too.

One area I am working on pre-planning is the paperwork for the Parent Teacher Group I am part of in my sons’ school.  It seems like we are always making flyers and inserts sharing important information.  I want to make a drastic change with our handouts this year.  I want to make sure they are eye catching and will not be forgotten.

I have found the perfect product to help me with my eye catching quest…AstroBrights papers.  I was thrilled to see they offer 23 different bright colors so I will be able to pick the perfect color that fits the message or occasion.  I have never seen paper like this before.  It will certainly make an impression.  I had better make sure I buy enough as I know my boys would love to use some AstroBrights Paper when making craft projects and school assignments. 

Did you know AstroBrights can help support your local elementary school?  If you want to be part of this amazing opportunity for your local school; you need to enter the “Give a Brighter Year” sweepstakes.  As if you are the lucky winner, you would win a cash price and school supplies valued at $30,000 for whatever school you select.   

Along with the Give a Brighter Year sweepstakes AstroBrights is challenging all to be part of their “Make Something Astrobright”.  So put on your creative thinking hat and get busy.  Your creativity could lead to AstroBrights paper and other amazing prizes.  After you have created your Astrobrights project take some photos and maybe a video too.  Get busy sharing via Pinterest or Twitter.  Make sure to use the hashtag #goastrobrights

I would love to see what you create!  What are some of your ideas if you don’t mind sharing?

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

SendFudge.com Dark Chocolate Fudge Review / Giveaway $14.99 Value

A 50 year old secret recipe!

Only using the finest ingredients.


Free Shipping to the lower 48 States.

Shipped direct to your door (even in the hot summer months...at your own risk)..

What am I talking about and going to giveaway???

A 1/2 pound of Fudge from SendFudge.com .

I felt like a kid in a candy store looking at SendFudge.com website.  There are so many flavors to pick from.  Flavors like Cappuccino, Cookie Dough, Dark Chocolate Chili Mango, Orange Creme and even Sucrose Free Vanilla to name just a few.

I decided on a very simple and traditional flavor of fudge from SendFudge.com....Dark Chocolate Fudge. 

It arrived perfectly packed on a very, very hot day!  I was relieved to see it made it and had not melted. 
Look at the golden package.  It made me feel like I had received a gold bar as a gift.  This would make a stunning present for any occasion.  The fudge came in a plastic container in the golden box and the container was sealed to help keep the fudge fresh. (If you do not finish your fudge within 2 weeks, freeze was is left)

SendFudge.com Dark Chocolate Fudge was perfection.  Each rich indulgent bite was smooth and creamy.  It was a perfect balance of semi-sweet chocolate and not bitter. 
The fudge easily cut into slices and just melted in my mouth.  Now, the only problem is I am out!!!

So, who wants to win some amazing fudge from SendFudge.com??  Don't forget to head on over to SendFudge.com and pick the flavor you would choose if you are the lucky winner...AS that is the mandatory entry!

Good Luck Everyone and Thank you SendFudge.com.  ONLY open to US, lower 48 states.

Disclaimer: JustFudge.com provided me with a free
sample of these products to review/giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or
sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.



Arctic Zero Frozen Desserts Giveaway / Review $55 Value! Protein Shake in Ice Cream Form!

Listen one and all........

I have single handily found the most fabulous and guilt free frozen dessert on the market today!!

A Frozen Treat that is so similar to ice cream...that you will find yourself finishing off an entire pint yourself.  Yes an entire pint with NO GUILT!!




**Okay I have a confession to make right now...I am sitting at my computer and it is 11:02 pm and I only have 1/4 more of my pint of Cookies and Cream to finished off.***
Yes, I know I am currently on an amazing nutritional meal plan!  And yes, I know that I need to watch everything I am eating so I can shed off all those years of excess pounds!

But I am proud to say an entire Pint of Arctic Zero fits right in my healthy lifestyle as my evening dessert and it helps to keep me satisfied and full.  I am so glad I found Arctic Zero on Facebook and Twitter (If you head on over and like them on these social media outlets..they will count later as entries to win some Arctic Zero of your own).

Did you know you can enjoy a whole pint of Arctic Zero and only consume 150 Calories!  Yes, only 150!  See I told you this frozen dessert was guilt free.

I still can't believe my taste buds!  How can something that looks like ice cream...has the texture of ice cream...and tastes like ice cream...actually be a frozen protein shake?

Well Arctic Zero has accomplished the unthinkable.  They have packed in 14 grams of filling protein in each pint.  I must do this disclaimer...even though I am unable to stick to just one serving.  Per the packaging, one serving of Arctic Zero is actually 1/2 cup which contains 37 calories and 3.4 grams of protein.

I was thrilled when Arctic Zero sent me out an amazing cooler full of Arctic Zero products to review and one lucky winner is going to receive a HUGE Prize Pack, valued at $55.  This prize pack includes one pint of each of Arctic Zero's flavors (8 total). As well as 2 boxes of Arctic Zero's 4pk bars. (1 box of Chocolate/Vanilla and 1
box of Strawberry/Orange.)


I must share that Arctic Zero is able to successfully ship this frozen dessert during the intense heat wave.  Now that is talent!!!  Way to go Arctic Zero!

So many flavors to chose from..8 different flavored pints!!!  I must admit that my favorites so far are the Cookies and Cream and the Coffee.  But I am certain you will be able to find at least one of Arctic Zero's flavors that you will fall in love with. 

I can't get over how smooth and creamy all the flavors have been that I have sampled.  But, the trick is to leave your Arctic Zero pint sit out for 5 to 10 minutes before enjoying.  Otherwise the frozen dessert will be very hard and difficult to scoop out.  But, once it as warmed up a little bit, the transformation into a rich and creamy protein dessert happens.  A dessert with Zero Fat, Gluten Free, Lactose Free and low on the glycemic index, which makes it work for type 2 diabetics.  My boys have snuck a few bites of my Arctic Zero and they wanted more as it is delicious.

Don't worry if you are a choco-holic like me, Arctic Zero has you dipped or should I say covered?  They offer delightful Arctic Zero Bars. 

These Bars come in four different flavors, but each bar is then dipped into a wonderful dark chocolate coating.  And these indulgent frozen treats will only cost you 85 calories per bar.  I know you are going to be shocked...but my favorite bar was the chocolate, covered in chocolate....Make sure to let you bar warm up just like the pint, otherwise I had problems with my bar sectioning off the stick.  But I don't mind...I just grab a plate and a spoon and enjoy!

So who wants to win some Arctic Zero Products???
Who wants to have the feeling of indulgence with the guilt??

Well if you answered yes to one or both of these questions..enter below for your chance to win!

Disclaimer: Arctic Zero provided me with a free
sample of these products to review/giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or
sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Stonefire All Natural Naan FlatBreads Review

Personally this summer continues to lead me down an exciting path to health and wellness.  I have been making better food choices and working out on a daily basis.  And let me tell you...our record temps continue to challenge meal time at our house.

I hate heating up our house to prepare anything!  Plus with it being so hot, many times I am in search of something on the lighter side.  Like a salad and something to compliment it.

So when I found Stonefire Flatbreads on Facebook my mouth began to water. 

This All Natural Naan appeared it could and soon would be an welcome addition to our daily meals.
Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads is a family-owned bakery with over 40 years of experience.  They have a very simple mission: To make one of a kind, authentic flatbreads.  And I now can say from personal experience...they have succeeded!! 

Founded by the Ajmera family, Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads bake authentic naan, roti and pita breads using traditional baking methods and the finest natural ingredients. This flavorful business is located in Ontario Canada. I never had the privilege or experience to sample Naan before and wasn't quite sure what I had in store. 

I learned from Stonefire the key to creating authentically light and naturally smoky-tasting naan is heat.  In order to make Stonefire naan, they have created the world's largest commericial tandoor oven.  This oven is able to sear the naan which is required for true Indian flatbread.  I couldn't believe Stonefire naan is ready within seconds of being placed into this special oven.

So what did I think of the three different flavors of naan I received to review??

Two Thumbs up!!! (I would give it three, if I had three thumbs)

My favorite was the Whole Grain Naan.  It fit perfectly in to my NS meal plan.  I loved the light smoky flavor and the naan's texture.  It was perfect and delicious served warm.  I just lightly misted the Naan and popped it into the microwave for a few seconds.  I enjoyed it as a side with my main meal.

The Original Naan was also beautiful to look at and better to eat.  Naan is so versatile and makes a perfect dipping snack or appetizer.  It holds up very well to dips and sauces.  Any my boys love it!

The Fire Roasted Garlic Naan has flavor written all over it.  It smells delicious.  I haven't tried this flavor yet, it is currently in the freezer.  I am planning on using this naan as a pizza crust for a perfect garden veggie pizza.  I will have to let you know how it turns out.

The reason I placed our last package of Naan is the freezer is that Stonefire Naan is made with all natural ingredients and is perishable.  They recommend eating their Naan within 6 days or freezing it.

I love that Stonefire offers many other serving suggestions and recipes on their website

How would you enjoy Stonefire's Naan?  Head on over to their Facebook page and let them know.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free samples of Stonefire naan products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.
    

Superfood Snacks, Certified Organic Energy Nuggets Review

Energizing....Replenishing...Rejuvenating

What do these words describe?


I was thrilled to find out I was going to be sampling and sharing some Superfood Snacks with one lucky winner.  Especially since Superfood Snacks is located on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. 

Superfood Snacks is a sustainable superfood company that focuses on developing cutting edge organic products.  They use raw ancient superfoods and many specialty ingredients for all around the world.

Superfood Snacks cares so much about their unique line of snacks...they only use the highest quality organic and wildcrafted fair trade ingredients to create their Energy Nuggets.  And all Superfoods Snack are packaged in the very first ever-printed package that is made with NatureFlex TM non-gmo, sustainably sourced, 100% biodegradable and compostable materials.

Superfood uses a very unique five element food combining based on ancient techniques to balance out their recipes with all five taste.  Along with the taste goes one healthy product for you and your entire family.

So which Superfood Snack was my favorite?  

I would have to say all of them but I truly if I had to pick just one it would be Chocolates Goji Treats.

This simple little nugget of goodness and flavor has 15 ingredients.  It is very complex with the softer texture and added crunch from the different varieties of seeds.  The Goji berries added a nice tartness and a surprise heat end note from the Cayenne pepper.

The Green Chocolate Dream also contained Goji Berries.  I love their bright addition to this healthy sweet treat.  My favorite flavor that hid amongst the goodness was coconut.  It added a nice sweet and summer aroma. 

Chocolate Cherry Qi was a match of flavors made in heaven.  I was pleasantly surprised by the cinnamon...it actually worked and brought this energy nugget to an extreme flavor level.

Brazilian Chocolate Ecstasy was packed full of delicious Brazil Nuts.  Their white colored flesh stood out from the very dark chocolate.  I personally feel this was the most tame of all the flavors and my boys enjoyed them.

Which flavor would you like to try?

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free samples of Superfoods products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.

 

mygofer.com delivers. Perfect to use for your child heading off to college.

The thoughts of my boys growing up and leaving for college makes me want to cry.  But I know when that days comes I want to make sure I make their college experience special.  I want to make sure that "Mom" hasn't forgotten about them.  And that "Mom" misses them dearly.

That is where mygofer.com comes in handy.  They are an online shopping service created for us busy moms.  A service that makes it easy to shop from the comfort of your own home.  I love the fact that you can shopping online for your college students and have what you purchased delivered right to their door within hours.  How is that for service?

If that is not fast enough.  mygofer.com has partnered with Kmart to provide order pick up locations at Kmart stores across the country.  Just head on over to the designated curbside pickup location and your order will be brought out to you. 

I LOVE that mygofer.com understands how hectic it can be running from store to store, standing in shopping lines and searching online for that one item at a time are hassles, and we hate hassles! That’s why they have developed tools to help simplify and speed up errands. With unique features such as list center, scheduled orders, and personal shopper along with savings options like Shop Your Way Rewards, refer a friend, savings center, and GoPass, there’s never been an easier, more affordable, or more convenient way to run your errands and make you college students day.

Campus Delivery

This post is sponsored and I was provided payment for my writing.

Personalized Pirate Tale Book from I See Me! Review / Giveaway $32.95 Value!

As a mother of 3 boys, it seems like we are always using our imaginations to create fun adventures.  Adventures that take us to different locations through the world and outer space.

But when it is time to slow down at night we love snuggling down on the couch for a great adventure that we find in the pages of the many books we own.  The books we read vary greatly from beginner books so my son who is going into 1st grade can read to everyone....to chapter books that we enjoy a few pages a night until the story is complete.

So when I was offered to review and giveaway a Personalized "My Very Own Pirate Tale" from I See Me! ... I was thrilled Matey!! 

The only challenge was who would I make the book personalized for? 

I thought my little 7 year old Pirate Keegan would be perfect.  He is my son that will be starting the 1st grade in less than 1 month.  I figured this would be a great way to spark his interest in reading and keep him focused at the sametime.   

Boy, was I right!  This book is amazing and it was very easy to personalize and order.  I was even able to have a dedication added to the front of the book...an outstanding book and keepsake.  The shipping was fast considering it had to be personalized.  I arrived in about two weeks from when I ordered.  And I See Me! also offers a variety of other Pirate items to go with this interactive book including...

The Pirate Personalized book and a Personalized Bandana Set ... to make your Pirate adventure come to life.  The name on the personalize bandana is embroidered so it will hold up well to playing pirate.
This book from I See Me! is full of vibrant colored pictures and tell quite the personalized Pirate Adventure.  This book is perfect for ages 0-10. 
I loved how the personalized pages told a story along with focusing on the letters of my son's name to help unravel the adventure.  It made it extra special.
The hard covered book is made from quality products and seems like it is going to hold up for many years. 
The back pages are so much fun to look at and read.  As they include an illustrated encyclopedia of 62 sea creatures with fun facts about each.

Thank you I See Me! for bring reading to a new dimension at our house.  Don't worry if you are not into Pirates at your house...I See Me! offers a HUGE selection of other personalize books and products.

Use code "MATEY " when placing an order for Pirate products the entire month of August and save 15%!
(My Very Own Pirate Tale book, gift set, bandanna and placemat items)

So why don't you head on over to I See Me on Facebook and show them a little love for this great giveaway?

Disclaimer: I See Me! provided me with a free
sample of these products to review/giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or
sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

" Thyme In " Giveaway Subscription to Food Network Magazine


A highly recommended site with recipes, cooking tips, wine and drink pairings, music and movie reviews to create the perfect "date" at home.

Why spend money going out when you can have an elegant Thyme In!

What a perfect and affordable way to spend a memorable evening with your love one and even your children and friends.

Thyme In believes that every day people can have elegant evenings and mornings without spending their day's wages.

The founders of Thyme In are ordinary people who actually create and cook delicious dishes and drinks, and enjoy inexpensive (or free!) events and activities. They share their love of music and the arts as well as passion for life and love with every post.

They share refreshing and placid ideas on ways to spend Thyme In.  Sharing places to enjoy such as the park listening to free concerts or a night in your home enjoying a quiet romantic dinner for two... Thyme In has something for everyone.

So Thyme In is offering one lucky person a subscription to the Food Network Magazine.  What a great prize to get everyone thinking about ways to enjoy their "Thyme In".

Enter below for your chance to win and don't forget to stop by Thyme In on Facebook and show them some love.

Good Luck!!

Disclaimer: Thyme In is providing the win the prize. I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review.



Sunday, July 22, 2012

Week 4 - Nutrisystem - Oh Yes!! My 1st Bear!! #NSNation

Week 4 on Nutrisystem is done with continued results.  As a Nurtisystem blogger I will be creating a video blog at least every four weeks.  So it is time for my first one.

I decided to share what Nutrisystem means to me:


N Nutrition

U  Ultimate

T  Training

R  Refocus

I  “I can do it!”

S  Support

Y  Youthful

S  Success

T  Time

E  Encouragement

M Motivation
So at the end of week 4 I lost another 1.6 pounds and I can't believe in a months time I have lost a total of 12.25 inches!!!

Waist - Total lost 3"
Chest - Total lost 3.5"
Hips - Total lost 1.5"
Thighs - Total lost 3"
Upper Arms - Total lost 1.25"

Week 1 - lost 3.5 pounds
Week 2 - lost 3.5 pounds
Week 3 - lost 2.8 pounds

Week 4 - lost 1.6 pounds

Total Weight Loss So Far 11 .4 pounds.....So what does that mean?  I will be getting my 1st Nutrisystem bear!  (Happy Dance).

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog.

Disclaimer: Nutrisystem provided me with free
samples of their product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.



Friday, July 20, 2012

Celsius Soft Cooler Bag Filled Full of Celsius Fitness Products Giveaway / Review $50 Value


Your Ultimate Fitness Partner!


 Look at this amazing selection of Celsius my husband and I received in the mail a few days ago!!

Are you jealous?  Well, you shouldn't be because if you keep reading about our Celsius experience and enter below you could find yourself enjoying a prize pack from Celsius including:

Celsius soft cooler bag filled with seven (7) Ready-to-Drink cans in various flavors, a 7CT box of Outrageous Orange On-the-Go sticks, three (3) retail coupons, and a Celsius tank top.

First of all you need to understand what Celsius is all about.  It is a low calorie drink..ONLY 10 calories per 12oz. serving.  And don't worry about those 10 calories because if your are enjoying Celsius with a active lifestyle...the MetaPlus has been clinically shown to enhance metabolism.  So, if your metabolism is enhanced...that sounds to me like you will be burning extra calories. 

Well now let me explain what MetaPlus is.  MetaPlus is the power behind Celsius fitness drinks.  It is proprietary and scientifically validated blend of quality ingredients with heat creating properties.  Each drink of Celsius is full of good for you ingredients like B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Ginger, Green Tea with EGCG, Caffeine, Calcium, Biotin and Chromium.

"Celsius works as a fat burning supplement and jump-starts your metabolism by signaling your body to burn extra calories and to help you lose fat when you exercise."  So don't expect to just sit around and drink Celsius and burn a ton of calories...this won't happen.

But if you are like my husband and I, working out frequently (we work out daily) and maintain a healthy portion controlled eating plan..I think Celsius could work for you.  If you don't believe me I challenge you!

Before your next good workout...drink a serving of Celsius, 15 minutes before you begin.  By doing this you may feel a healthy, lasting energy boost and that can help you exercise longer and more efficiently.  I say may because every one's experience is different. 

And by using Celsius every time you workout..it can help burn extra calories...possibly 100 or more calories!  Wow, that is amazingPlus, each drink contains NO sugar, NO artificial preservatives, flavor or colors, NO high-fructose corn syrup or aspartame.

Don't worry even with so many NO's I believe you can find at least one flavor that will work for you.  I say that, as I couldn't believe all the Celsius options...Non-carbonated, Sparkling and stick packs.  I love the non-carbonated lemon ice tea blend.  It is so refreshing with a nice clean flavor.  The sparkling cola Celsius reminded me of a can of other leading brand of colas.  I enjoyed the flavor, but personally the carbonation made it difficult for me to get my workout done.  It made me burpy.  So I will stick with the non-carbonated flavors.

I did feel a great boost in my energy level while working out...I love my Rockin' Body workout videos.  I felt like I could jump higher and workout longer.  I feel amazing after drinking Celsius prior to a workout.  I like that I can purchase more direct from Celsius online.  As we do not have any local stores that carry this pre-workout drink.   

My biggest surprise with Celsius is the caffeine did not make me jittery or bother me in anyway.  I typically do not consume caffeine, so I was worried it would make my heart race and make me feel yucky.  It didn't!  It didn't bother me at all. 

Way to go Celsius...this is a winning drink in my book!  You guys rock!!


"Try Celsius for yourself to discover “proof positive” that you can count on Celsius – your Ultimate Fitness Partner – to help you achieve Your Ultimate Workout!" 

Enter below and Good Luck!!

Disclaimer: Celsius provided me with a free
sample of these products to review/giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or
sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Back To School with Sidekix Giveaway / Review

It is hard to believe the new school year is just around the corner.  Wow, can it be??? 

Why not help your child make a fun and positive impression at school this year?  It is really simple to do...get your child a Sidekix?

What you haven't heard about Sidekix's?  Well, let me tell you a little bit about these cuddly and cute take along buddies.  Sidekix's currently come in 5 different creature with more additions to come along in the future.

I selected the Best Friends Dog to review and my 4 year old son loves it! Sidekix's are recommended for ages 3+.  I can't believe all the features that are included with every Sidekix.

Each Sidekix starts as a plush ball with a little personality on the outside and zipper.  Perfect for kicking around and playing with.  The plastic clip can be on the outside of the ball or the inside and it is easily switched.
That personality comes to live once the zipper opens.  The ball flips into plush friend to play with.

I couldn't believe how soft this little dog was.  And he is more that a lovable little dog.  All four of his feet have very strong magnets in them.  So he is able to hold on to lockers, refrigerators and every bicycles.
My four year old put his Sidekix right on his backpack.  It is the perfect companion for him when the backpack comes to church.  It is quiet and fun to play with.
So who want to win a Sidekix of their own??  Enter below for you chance.

Thank you for joining us on our Back To School Sidekix Event. After entering the giveaway on this blog then please feel free to visit the other blogs listed and enter their giveaway for a Sidekix too. The more giveaways you enter then the better your chances are to winning a Sidekix.







 July 20 at 12:01am to August 10 at 11:59pm.

Giveaway open to 18+ USA addresses only and only one sidekix may be won per household.

Sidekix reserves the right to substitute if the sidekix your requested is not available



Disclaimer: SideKix provided me with a free
sample of these products to review/giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or
sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.