Saturday, October 27, 2012

R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Grampires MommyParty

I had the opportunity thanks to the assistance of MommyParties sponsored by The Hub TV Network to host the most frightful fun R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Grampires Screening Party.

We received a huge party pack to help with our fangtastic party.

So many great midnight black t-shirts, glow in the dark vampire fangs and slap wrist bands, bumper stickers and the R.L. Stines' The Haunting Hour: The Series DVD Screener.

To get our party started on the right foot, my son got busy early into morning to bake up a batch of dirt muffins to get everyone in the haunting mindset.

After the party began and before the big viewing...everyone had the opportunity to create their own spooky candy pizzas (the pizza was a large sugar cookie).  What a great way to get into the mood (our young boys did not get to attend the viewing of this frightful feature.)

I was delighted on how everyone enjoyed eating their "bloody" sugary treats.
Would anyone like a bite???

Time to break out the vampire fangs and get busy watching and screaming in fright during our viewing of Grampires Parts 1 and 2 (R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour The Series).

Did you know R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series returned on October 13th for its 3rd season on The Hub?  Well it did and this spooking series is a horror-fantasy anthology targeted for kids and teens.  The episodes are inspired by the stories of renowned author R.L. Stine.

Each episode lasts 1/2 hour and if full of thrills, chills and scares.  Definitely true!!! Make sure your little children are not around as I am certain they will have nightmares.
 
We had such a frightfully and lip smacking time!  Just in time for Halloween!!!
 
Disclaimer: MommyParties and The Hub sponsored and provided me with a free
samples of this 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



 

Frieda's Spooky Foods - Win on Facebook!

I am such a huge fan of Frieda's Specialty Produce. 

They always have an amazing selection of produce that can be shipped directly to you.
 
I noticed the other day they are having a very fun and Spooky...time on their Facebook page. 
(Speaking of Frieda's Facebook Page...make sure to LIKE them today so you won't miss out on their great deals, giveaways and events!)

It is called Frieda's Spooky Foods and you can enter to win a Spooky Prize.  Just stop on over to their page and post a spooky food tip for your chance to win.  While you are visiting..you can also vote for your favorite Halloween Kiwano.  Don't worry if you don't know what a Kiwano is...you can learn more below.
 
Look at the Frieda's Spooky Foods that I received....
 How fun....Black garlic...Buddha's Hand....Kiwano.....and Ghost Chili's.
 
I was surprised to learn the black garlic is aged naturally under high heat fermentation that turns the garlic cloves a rich dark color with soft chewy texture.  I am planning on using them in a pasta salad..I know they will be the talk of the people enjoying.
 The Buddha's Hand is very spooky looking!!!  But, it smells so fruity, fresh and heavenly.  We have had it sitting on our kitchen table...what a great and talked about center piece, plus it adds a nice fragrance to the room. 
 The boys are enjoying looking at the Kiwano (horned melon), so we haven't cut it open  yet.  I was shocked to find out you can store a Kiwano for up to 6 months.  It is suppose to have lime green colored pulp with jelly-like and filled with tender white edible seeds - like a cucumber.  Can't wait to give it a taste.
The the VERY SCARY GHOST CHILI PEPPERS....I am just flat out scared of these!!!
 
So Happy Spooky Halloween Everyone!!!
 
Disclaimer: Frieda's sponsored and provided me with a free
samples of this 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



 

20 Second Fitness Week 1 - Review and Free Shipping

Hello.....20 Second Fitness!  And welcome to my daily workout routine.

I am so excited to be part of this amazing Super Fast AT-Home Interval Training System.

20 Second Fitness sent me their superior program to try out and share my experiences with everyone for at least the next 6 weeks.  Along this this amazing opportunity they are offering all my wonderful followers and fans Free Shipping when ordering your own 20 Second Fitness.  Just use the code "Fish Full Thinking".

I was surprised to see what is all included at No Extra Cost with this easy to understand and to fit into a busy schedule workout program.  You get 40 workouts that are on 6 DVD's and 5 different resistance bands and storage bag (plus band to door attachment), adjustable jump rope, food guide and Track your success poster for only $99.

Today was day 2 of the 20 Second Fitness Program and I feel great.  I like to believe I am in very good shape, so I can't wait to see where this program is going to take me.  I love the intro disk which helps explain what 20 Second Fitness is all about.  It talks about this workout program and its ability to burns calories and builds lean muscle with fast, furious and fun 20 second intervals in only 4 to 12 minutes a day.  The intro disk also includes videos of each and every exercise move you will be doing during this program.  So you can refer back to it at anytime.  I really do appreciate being able to watch and listen to make sure I am doing each exercise correctly to get the most out of my workout. 

I must say I was surprised I could get my heart rate and breathing up so quickly in just 4 quick minutes.

Keep an eye out and see what the coming weeks will be like during my workouts with 20 Second Fitness.

Don't forget to follow 20 Second Fitness on Facebook and Twitter.
Disclaimer: 20 Second Fitness provided me with their fitness program free
of charge for my participation and possible compensation for programs sold.
 

Week 18 Nutrisystem "You are wasting away to nothing" #NSNation

Week 18 - on Nutrisystem and the infamous phrase I have heard from a few people....
"You are wasting away to nothing".

I my reply is....

"No, I am working out and making healthy food choices with the help of Nutrisystem.  I have made a commitment to myself and my family and I feel so strong and healthy!"

But many, many others are very impressed and excited to watch my progress and comment about how great I am looking.

When I think back 18 weeks ago, I couldn't have dreamt that people would be making comments like they are today, thanks to Nutrisystem.

And another thing...I just realized back when I started I set a goal weight (which truly, I never thought I could reach)...I have reached it and actually exceed it by .2 pounds!!!!  Wow!  I can't believe it.  I have really did it!  And I can't wait to continue my journey and lose a little more from my mid-section and lower back.  I feel so strong!  And I am proud of how I look and feel!!!

On a different note...look what I had for breakfast this morning.

A biscuit and gravy...thanks to Nutrisystem.  I love this filling and comforting breakfast on a cold morning after my workout (still haven't missed a single one!!!)

Take a look at my progress....

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
Week 6 - lost 3.5 pounds
Week 7 - lost 1.8 pounds

Week 8 - gained 1.8 pounds
Week 9 - lost 5.2 pounds
Week 10 - lost 4.8 pounds
Week 11 - lost .4 pounds

Week 12 - lost 2 pounds
Week 13 - lost 3.8 pounds
Week 14 - gained .2pounds
Week 15 - lost 2.6 pounds
Week 16 - lost 4.6 pounds
Week 17 - lost .4 pounds
Week 18 - lost 1.8 pounds


Total Weight Loss So Far after 18 weeks on Nutrisystem
46.2 pounds.
 


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 my food and support program free
of charge for participation in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chef Rick's Chicken Paprikash Seasoning Giveaway / Review

With the cooler weather upon us....it makes me crave warm home cooked meals.  Comfort meals.  Meals that warm you from the inside out.

One problem that continues to be a challenge is providing my family these home cooked meals during the week.  As I work outside the home, I can't wait for my weekend to arrive, so I can get busy cooking and cooking and cooking.  What what about the rest of the week?  What can I do, to create home cooked comfort meals in a hurry.

That is where Chef Rick can step in and help you create a gourmet home cooked meal in a matter of minutes, inside of an hour or more.  All you need is an affordable package of...
 



and a few ingredients that you should already have in your home like sour cream and chicken broth.  And you are on the quick road to create a hearty and comforting meal for 4 to 6 people.

Just in case you have never heard of Chicken Paprikash, it is a traditional Hungarian dish.  It uses the sweet and rich flavor of paprika combined in a warm creamy sauce and is traditionally served with chicken and spaetzles or over noodles or rice. 

I like that Chef Rick's Chicken Paprikash Seasoning allows you to customize your Chicken Paprikash for the tastes of your family and friends. Or just follow the recipes provided on the bag or online for an easy to make sauce or soup. The recipes are so simple and easy to follow.  I enjoyed how the recipes online are broken down and even have photos of each step.
 
My boys have enjoyed Chef Rick's Chicken Paprikash.  They keep asking for more "gravy" on their noodles.
 
Thank you Chef Rick for helping me create a home cooked meal in minutes!
 
So who wants to win 2 bags of Chef Rick's Chicken Paprikash Seasoning?  A $12 Value!!
 
Enter below for your chance and happy cooking.
 
Disclaimer: Chef Rick provided me with a free samples 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.

Halloween Dog Photo Costume Contest! Win a $25 Target Card!

Howl...oween is near and are you ready?  I meant to say....is your Dog or Dogs ready to celebrate this spooky holiday is grand style?

What is your precious howler going to be this year?  Or I would love to know and see what great Halloween costumes you can created for your furry beast in years past. 

Check out my wild Lucky and his request to be a cottage cheese container to celebrate this festive holiday...If he could only figure out how to become one with the container...lol!
Join in on this great Halloween Dog Photo Contest!

Participation Requirements: Get your dog dressed up in their Halloween best (costume) and snap a photo.Photo entries don’t have to be current, but they do have to be yours.

Once you have selected your best prize winning photo –  enter by:

1. email me the picture at chaselhoff@usa.net with the subject line “Halloween Dog Photo Contest” before November 1st.

OR

2. post your participating photo on your own blog then drop your link in the comment section of this post.

Howls that for easy!   The lucky winner of a $25 Target Gift Card will selected on November 1st, 2012. That winner and their prize winning entry will be announced on this blog "Fishful Thinking", November 2 for all to see.

And Guess What.....

All participants in this fun Halloween photo contest on my blog Fishful Thinking, and other blog hosted photo contests will advance to The Big Event Halloween Dog Photo Contest hosted by www.dogfencediy.com where one lucky winner and their pooch will win a $500 Target Gift Card.

All participating photos will be featured in a special Halloween gallery where viewers may comment and vote for their favorite hound. Participants may promote their own dog or their favorite dog by sharing links on their Facebook, Twitter or wherever they need to do to get people to vote for their hound.

The participant with the most votes by 8pm EST on November 12, 2012 will be declared the winner!!
 
Good Luck!  I can't wait to see all the Howling Entries!!

Disclosure: Fishful Thinking is one of many host blogs in the Dog Fence DIY 2012 Halloween Dog Photo Contest. I received a $25 Target card as a hostess gift for participation.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cleava - The Original Snap-To-Bra Work Camisole Giveaway / Review USA and Canada

I received the best email the other day from the inventor of  the Cleava the original  Snap-To-Bra Mock Camisole.  Her name is Michelle De Sousa and she has created such a practical and useful fashion clothing accessory, I think of the 21st Century.

I think most of you are wondering what a Cleava is.  Well, after you read this review and enter to win one of your own, you will never forgot and leave home without your Cleava.

Cleava is a revolutionary way to transform your plunging necklines into a beautifully layered look without the uncomfortable layering and doubling up straps.  How perfect without all the added clothing which can be hot and not lay smoothly. 

I really enjoy how easy Cleava is to put on and review in a "snap".

Really!  There are no irritating adhesives or Velcro.  Just a user friendly adjustable snap system.

Start by snapping Cleava to the top of one of your bra straps when your bra is on.  Then bring Cleava under and through, between bra cups and snap (using the snap that makes Cleava fit the best for you).  One last thing...just snap Cleava to the top of your other bra strap and one final adjustment and you are ready to make a fashion statement.
The care of Cleava is nice and simple.  Just put in right into your washing machine on cold and tumble dry on low heat.

So would like like to win a Cleava?  Enter below for your chance to win a color and style of Cleava that will be selected for you by Cleava. 
 
What color of Cleava would you love to own?  Head on over and check out www.Cleava.com and remember your choice...as it is an entry below. 
 
Want another jump start on entries?  Don't forget to check out and Cleava on their social media outlets...Facebook....Twitter...Pinterest

And don't forgot!  If you don't wait to wait and see if you are the lucky winner...you can purchase your own Cleava today.  But remember to use this great discount code which expires Nov 5, 2012.  The code is FSFT.  This code will get you Free Shipping on all overs over $30. 

"Michelle De Sousa, the inventor of Cleava, is extremely confident that you are going to enjoy your Cleava so much that she is offering FREE SHIPPING. You will also receive THE 30 DAYS GUARANTEE. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your Cleave you can return it within 30 days of your purchase. You have got absolutely nothing to lose, so why not give Cleava a try! You're gonna love 'em!"

Disclaimer: Cleava  provided me with a free samples 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.


Snooz Eye Mask Giveaway / Review


Great Stocking Stuffer with a perfect and affordable price!

Snooz Silky Soft Eye Mask


Why spend a fortune when you can purchase a silky, soft and comfortable eye mask at a reasonable price.  The Snooz mask features a functional Comfort Bridge with helps block the light out around your nose area.  I like how it blocks the light out with out making your eyeballs feel like they are going to pop out of your head.

This comfortable mask is made with silky soft black taffeta inside and out.  Which I found kept my face cool.  It is cushioned with filler and works to keep the light out and helped give me hours of needs rest and sleep.

The mask is held in place with two elastic straps and nose bridge.  I like how this conforms to many different sized heads. 
 
Dream Essentials offers great bulk discounts like buy 10 or more masks of the same color for $1.78 each.  See!  The perfect and affordable stocking stuffer!  And right now head on over to Dream Essentials and use the code SSSM and receive 15% off your order!
 
So who wants to win a Snooz Eye Mask of there own?
 
Enter below for your chance to win and Happy Holidays!
 
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.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Week 17 Nutrisystem Before and After Photos...Still Losing Weight! #NSNation

Week 17 - on Nutrisystem program and my success continues.

Look at me now!!
 
And here is my before photo taken in May of 2012...



I am pleased to report my weight loss continues as I lost .4 pounds this week!!!
 
 
 


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
Week 6 - lost 3.5 pounds
Week 7 - lost 1.8 pounds

Week 8 - gained 1.8 pounds
Week 9 - lost 5.2 pounds
Week 10 - lost 4.8 pounds
Week 11 - lost .4 pounds

Week 12 - lost 2 pounds
Week 13 - lost 3.8 pounds
Week 14 - gained .2pounds
Week 15 - lost 2.6 pounds
Week 16 - lost 4.6 pounds
Week 17 - lost .4 pounds.

Total Weight Loss So Far after 17 weeks on Nutrisystem
44.4 pounds.
 
So at the end of week 17 I have lost a total of 29 inches!!! (That is another  1.75 inches gone this past three weeks...bye bye!  The inches may be slowing down, but it is because there is less and less there...Thank you Nutrisystem.)

Waist - Total lost 7.25"
Chest - Total lost 6"
Hips - Total lost 6.25"
Thighs - Total lost 6"
Upper Arms - Total lost 3.5"





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 my food and support program free
of charge for participation in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

KidsLac - Probiotics Specially Made for Kids Giveaway / Review $19.95 Value!

Being a mother of 3 young boys, I am always looking for ways to keep them healthy and feeling well.  One of the biggest challenges seems to be upset tummies.  And with school in full swing, it seems like they their immune systems are constantly being challenged.

So when I was given the opportunity to try out a great kid friendly probiotics product (And Give One Way!!!)...I jumped up and down and waiting at the mail box with baited breath.  Finally it arrived!!


KidsLac contains 5 different strains of healthy bacteria which can help your child's system especially when it is being challenged.  Did you know the largest percentage of your child's immune system resides in their digestive tract?  Well, it is and that is why probiotics can be of such a benefit. 

KidsLac comes in easy to use and take along with you anywhere, as they are in single serve packets.  Each box of KidsLac comes with 20 individual packets - with the serving suggestion being one packet a day - so one box can last an entire month!

It is suggested your child take KidsLac by mixing it with cool food or a drink.  Since we received KidsLac which was sour apple flavored, my boys loved it mixed into apple juice.  They actually asked for it and enjoyed the tartness it added to the apple juice.

Thank you KidsLac for creating an excellent way to get my boys the probiotics they need.

Learn more about KidsLac via their excellent social media sites!
Facebook
Twitter


So who wants to win a box of KidsLac?  Enter below for your chance and good luck!


Disclaimer: KidsLac provided me with a free samples 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.


Organic Honey Stinger Waffles Giveaway / Review Inspired by Lance Armstrong / 5 Winners!!

Organic Honey Stinger Waffles

Did you know organic honey helps maintain a sustainable energy level during any type of physical activity?  Well, it can and that is where Honey Stinger Organic Waffles lend a helping hand.
 
Honey Stinger Organic Waffles are the only product of their kind that's certified organic and available in a single-serving wrapper.

So now you have no excuses why you can't make a healthy and flavorful food / snack option to help you get through your workout and make it to the end of a busy and hectic day!
 
This perfect fuel was inspired by Lance Armstrong after he enjoyed similar waffles which are enjoyed by professional cyclists throughout Europe.

Each Honey Stinger Waffle is made with USDA certified Organic ingredients. They are offered in 5 different flavors  -  which 5 lucky winners will get one of each of the following Honey Stinger Waffle flavors:
 
Vanilla - very aromatic and a wonderful vanilla accent
Honey - if you love honey you will love this natural beauty
Strawberry - I feel like it is spring time and I am in the middle of a strawberry field.
Chocolate - Yummmm!!! Chocolate!!!  Get way to get your fix.
Lemon - very refreshing.
 
My favorite thing about Honey Stinger Waffles are that they each only contain 160 calories and are packed full of flavor.  Each bite will greet your mouth with a nice soft yet firm texture.  They remind me of a thin cookie with a pleasant filling, that travel well. 
 
So who wants to win some Honey Stinger Waffles????
 
Enter below for your big chance to win!  You can win more that once so good luck!
 
Disclaimer: Honey Stinger Waffles provided me with a free samples 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.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Win $50 Credit from Minted.com and Free Shipping! - Get your Holiday Cards! Open World Wide (WW)

I don't know about you, but the Holiday rush can wreck the whole celebration experience.  So, in order to stay Merry and Bright...I LOVE to shop online.  I shop online for almost everything and enjoy the convenience and wide selection of products.

One of my favorite holiday items to purchase online is Holiday Greeting Cards.  One of the reasons I enjoy buying these seasonal necessities (at least they are at our house) online is I can customize them and create personalized cards with family photos.  What a great way to keep everyone in touch with our family and see everyone growing and enjoying life.

I just was introduced to a great and affordable online stationary store that offers a wide selection of products, including a 2012 Holiday Cards Collection.  Minted.com offers a collection that can be personalized right from their easy to navigate website.  Add your own photo or photos and even your Holiday message.

Look at this great Holiday idea which includes a photo of a family pet.
I like how Minted.com allows you to chose even why type of paper you want your Personalized Holiday Greeting Card to be printed on.  And not only that you can select how you want your card folded (format).

Don't worry about all the details in creating your personalized greetings.  Minted.com walks you right through the whole process online.  They even have a faq area that explains everything you  need to know.

How perfect!  Holiday Cards simplified and personalized!  Thank you Minted for offering one lucky person $50 credit and Free Shipping to order their own Holiday Cards or other Minted.com products - World Wide!

Enter below for your chance!

Disclaimer: Minted.com provided me with a free samples 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.

Celebrate with Hershey's Halloween Candy Giveaway / Review

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

Are you ready for all the little ghosts and goblins, who are going to come knocking on your door on that one special and frightful night??

Well, Hershey's has helped me get ready for the big night and is also going to help one other lucky person.  As they are going to giveaway a 85 piece Twizzlers/Jolly Rancher snack size bag of Halloween goodies!!

Not only can you give out these wonderful Hershey's Halloween candies...you can also stop by and visit Hershey's Boo Blvd and get some free and spooky ideas to help celebrate this creepy holiday.

Hershey's Boo Blvd offers recipes, craft ideas, videos and blogs to help spark your creativity.  I love their idea for making edible Witches Brooms...which you can do with the Hershey's PULL n' PEEL Twizzlers and pretzel sticks...how simple, yet cute.
How do you celebrate Halloween?  I would love to know any fun ideas you have.  And don't forget to enter to win below. 

Good Luck and Happy Halloween.

Disclaimer: www.mombloggersclub.com and Hershey's provided me with a free samples 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.


Week 16 Nutrisystem - Down 44 pounds!! #NSNation

Week 16 - which calculates to 4 months or 122 days on Nutrisystem program.  I can't believe how fast the time has went so far...as well as how quick my weight as dwindled and my health and fitness has increased to the max!!

My week was totally insane!  Work was stressful and full of extra hours and long days.  I was only able to get one work out in each day (still haven't missed a single workout yet!!).  My food intake was too low this week and I know it.  It was a challenge to find the time to eat what I should...or even eat at all (But my Nutrisystem breakfast and meals bars came in very handy).  My water intake also suffered.  So as you will see I lost some major weight, but I will not be surpised if next week's scale shows a little gain and that is okay...as this week was far from perfect and not has healthy has it should have been.

But on a positive note, I couldn't believe the compliments I kept receiving.  As with work this past week, I had to be in suits the entire time, which lead to a shopping spree.  And I couldn't believe my eyes...My suits are a size 8!  Yes, I said a size 8!!  And I just have to buy a new pair of jeans too.....

Check it out!!!

I actually had one person admit that they didn't recognize me right away.  And others wanted to know what my secret was.  I told them I am not one to keep secrets and it is with Nutrisystem's help, support and delicious meals that I am becoming the person I know I was.



I am pleased to report I will be requesting my fourth Nutrisystem Bear.....As I lost 4.6 pounds this week!!!


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
Week 6 - lost 3.5 pounds
Week 7 - lost 1.8 pounds

Week 8 - gained 1.8 pounds
Week 9 - lost 5.2 pounds
Week 10 - lost 4.8 pounds
Week 11 - lost .4 pounds

Week 12 - lost 2 pounds
Week 13 - lost 3.8 pounds
Week 14 - gained .2pounds
Week 15 - lost 2.6 pounds
Week 16 - Lost 4.6 pounds!!!



Total Weight Loss So Far after 16 weeks on Nutrisystem 
44 pounds.





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 my food and support program free
of charge for participation in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program
 

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

PeachSuite the perfect place purchase professional affordable cooking products.

I am such a foodie.  Every time I am out eating and staying over night at hotels, I am always jealous of these businesses and their selection of professional quality products and Hotel Supply items.  Have you every wondered how you can get these same professional quality products at an affordable value?

Don't ask yourself that question any more!  That is where PeachSuite Wholesale Hotel Supply & Restaurant Supplier comes into help.  This family owned business since 1981 not only offers their huge selection of catering supplies, room in a box and cookware to motels, resorts and hotels...they also can be purchased by consumers just like you and I.

So what are you waiting for?  Get your Hotel Supplies & Catering Supplies right online and reasonable prices with an excellent selection.


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Made from Earth Brand Grapefruit Glycolic Wash Giveaway / Review $15 Value


I am in awe on how a product's aroma can transport you back to another place and time in your life.

This happened the moment I had the opportunity to review (and giveaway) a refreshing, organic, healthy and holistic product that is made in the USA.

Grapefruit glycolic wash with multi-vitamins and amino complex created by Made from Earth.
The fresh citrus smell from the grapefruit was so inviting and rejuvenating.  I couldn't wait to refresh my skin with this cruelty free, hypoallergenic beauty product.

I love the very gentle exfoliation this perfect product offers.  Grapefruit glycolic wash removes your skins surface impurities by using a high concentration of Vitamin C.  And the added gentle jojoba beads (you can see them in this clear wash) help stimulate your skin and activate the glycolic acid.  Which in turn regenerates your skins natural renewal process. 

I had no idea grapefruit had such powerful antioxidants which fight free radical damage and can cause premature aging.  And I have to say again...this Made from Earth Grapefruit glycolic wash smells so inviting!!

All you have to do is wet your face and neck with some warm water.  Use a small amount of this refreshing wash and massage it into a circular pattern for one to two minutes.  Just make sure to keep it out of your mouth and eyes.  When finished rinse.

I like how gentle this product is and that I can safely use it two and even up to three times a day.  I highly recommend this refreshing wash...it is cleansing and refreshing all at the same time.

So who wants to win a bottle for their own?  Enter below for your chance to win today and Good Luck.

 
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.

Dr. Max Powers Intensive Scar Serum Therapy Giveaway / Review $22.99 Value


How many of you have scars?  How many of you have scars that you wish were less visible?

I know I have way too many scars.  Scars thanks to a very active lifestyle and lost of "crashes and burns" not to mention....3 C-sections and Cervical Cancer surgeries.

So, in the past I have used many different products trying to reduce their appearance.  But, I can say I have never used a product that contains rose hips.

Yes, I said rose hips.  I learned thanks to Dr. Max Powers Scar Serum that rose hips contain a rich source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.  I had no idea!  This intensive scar therapy is scientifically formulated with organic ingredients and is hypoallergenic.  Which means it is non-irritating and can be used on your face; which is perfect for those with acne scars.

Each application contains concentrated amounts of vitamin A, B, C and E and antioxidants flavonoids for healing and repairing your skin.  Just, gently rub a pump of Dr. Max Powers Scar Serum directly onto the scarred area, twice a day.  They recommend using this serum for 8 weeks on new scars and three times a day for 3 to 6 months on older scars.

I am only two weeks into using this serum on my old surgical scars and I am excited to see the results.  This serum goes on nice and smooth and has a slight floral/citrus scent.  I like the pump application as it makes it easy to get just the right amount and not to waste any of this intensive scar therapy treatment.

"The main ingredient of the Scar Serum is organic rosehip oil which has been proven to be effective in the regeneration of skin and provide results in the treatment of burns and scars. It contains rich antioxidants, fatty acids, and Vitamin E which can also help diminish the effects of aging."
 
One lucky person is going to win their own bottle of Dr. Max Powers Scar Serum...a $22.99 Value!
 
Enter for you chance to win below and good luck!
 
  
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.

Cranberry Concentrate w/ Vitamin C Giveaway / Review $16.99 Value


I have always been one of those unlucky people that suffer from UTI (Urinary Tract Infections).  And this issue has increased after my battle with cervical cancer.  I am always on the look out for products that can help keep my urinary tract healthy.

So when I was given the opportunity to sample and review + giveaway a product that may help others and my self with keeping a happy and healthy urinary tract I couldn't wait for it to arrive.
 
It is a product from Lady Soma called Cranberry Concentrate w/Vitamin C. 
 
 
Don't worry if you are not a big Cranberry lover.  This product is in soft gel form.
 
 
Just take one soft gel daily or for intensive use take two soft gels daily (one in the morning and one at night).  Make sure to drink an 8 oz. glass of water when you take your dose.
 
 
Lady Soma uses whole cranberries to create this made in the USA product.  Each soft gel contains Vitamin C, antioxidants and the skin, pulp, seeds and juice from cranberries.
 
There are NO artificial colors or preservatives.  Did you know Cranberries prevent bacteria from attaching to the bladder wall, promoting a healthy urinary tract.

I found the soft gels ease to swallow with no aftertaste as long as I drank the recommended water.  So far so good.  No UTI's!
 
Thanks Lady Soma.  Now enter below for your chance to win a bottle of your own.

 
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.

Monday, October 8, 2012

HYDRATE Moisturizing Conditioner Giveaway / Review $22.49 Value!


I have to sing high praises to Shielo again!

With Fall and Winter weather upon us, my hair was beginning to show signs of drying out. It was so week and lifeless.  But then Shielo came in and saved the day!  They sent me out an amazing full size bottle of their Vibrancy Hydrate Conditioner (And one lucky person will win a bottle of their own...keep reading on how to enter today!).
This conditioner is so easy to use.  Just apply from your scalp to your hair ends and leave it on for up to two minutes and rinse. 

I found Shielo's Vibrancy Hydrate Conditioner had a very clean and pleasant smell.  I enjoyed smelling it later when I would move my hair around.  It rinsed very easily from my long hair and left if feeling soft and stronger.  I love how shiny and healthy my hair has become after using this conditioner for around two weeks.

No wonder why my hair looks so great.  This conditioner contains certified organic extracts, plant proteins, peptides, sea silk and rich mineral compounds.  All of these high quality ingredients help to replenish the strength, shine, resilience along with soften your hair and enhancing color vibrancy. 

Don't worry about Shielo's Vibrancy Hydrate Conditioner weighting down your hair.  It is paraben and sulfate free.  Shielo recommends following your conditioner treatment with a antioxidant leave in protectant.

So who wants to win their own bottle of this wonderful conditioner?  Enter below for your chance and good luck!!
  
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.

Merry Christmas! Win $50 Towards a Purchase at Shutterfly. Perfect Personalized Photo Greeting Cards.

Merry Christmas!!!

Okay...Who thinks I have lost my mind and have forgotten that it is October and getting closer to Halloween and not Christmas?

Well, I am not crazy....just thinking ahead towards the magical season of Christmas and trying to make sure I am prepared for a "stress-free" season (if that is possible).  One way of doing that is making sure I have the perfect family photo or photos ready for our personalized Christmas Cards.

Every year I put together perfect greeting cards with our own personalized photos with the help of Shutterfly.  This year I am trying to coordinate what type of photo we are going to have taken and even what we are going to wear with the perfect card.  Look at this sample card as an idea.

I would love to hear what your Holiday Greeting Card plans are this year.

And being the bargain shopper that I am, I keep an eye out on Shutterfly's Special Offers Page to get the best deal of all.  You should go check it out and see what deals you can find.

And are you feeling lucky??  Who knows maybe you will be the lucky winner of $50 off your order from Shutterfly (does not include shipping & cannot be combined with any other promos).
 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

To Busy to go shopping? Try mygofer.com

I can't believe how busy my life continues to be from day to day.  I keep telling myself I will "get it done" next, but something else always happens so the "get it done" never happens.  One of my biggest challenges is to stay on top of all the shopping to help our family's day run smoothly.

That is where mygofer.com comes in and saves the day.  If you have never heard of mygofer, it is an online shopping service.  How perfect, I can get online at night after everyone has settle down and quickly shop for all the day to day items we need.  Everything from pet supplies to laundry products.

Everything you check out with online will be handpicked from store around you and delivered to your door otherwise you can pick your order up at many Kmart locations across the country.  The pick up service is free and you just drive up to the designated curbside pickup location and everything will be taken care of.

I am already feeling like I have a few more minutes to relax now.  Thank you mygofer.com.

I would love to hear your experiences with this amazing and convenient service.
 

 
Everyday Shopping For The Modern Busy Woman (Infographic) - An Infographic from Time Saver by mygofer
Embedded from Time Saver by mygofer

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

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Week 15 Results even with a Stressful Week Nutrisystem #NSNation

Week 15 with the Nutrisystem program was full of challenges, stress, allergies and temptations.

So how did I manage?

I am proud to report to everyone that I continued to make healthy choices and used exercise (still haven't missed a day of working out in now 105 days which is 15 weeks!) to help manage the ever mounting stress in our families life.

Wow, allergy season is or should I say was in full swing during the beginning of the week here.  And my body was feeling it.  It was difficult to breathe, let alone see out of my allergy eyes.  I was so miserable.  But I found of working out seemed to open up my nose so I could breathe freely for a little bit.

Then the stress has continued and actually increased dramatically in our family life.  I had no idea how stress, to this level, makes me want to eat and eat and eat.  So, I took charge of the food choices I was making.  I will admit I strayed a little bit with the Nutrisystem plan by adding in extra snacks (not veggies) which I found comforting.  I made choices like lean beef jerky, Lots of Honey Crisp Apples...loved the crunch and tartness, and some amazing sea salt cracker chips that I can eat 30 chips for only 110 calories.  I am very proud and thankful that Nutrisystem has given me the tools to manage challenging weeks when they arrive.

And the temptations that are occurring and which in turn has leveled out my allergies...involves our weather.
This is a view in our backyard this morning...sorry it is dark..it was early.  As you can see there is a snowman that fell over from yesterday (thanks to our creative 4 year old)...as we had around 4 inches of heavy wet snow, which by the end of the day melted into our dry ground.  And today the snow started again.  I love fall and winter!!!  But, this weather makes me want to bake and cook and eat and eat.  Oh the temptations!!!!  But, I will be strong with the continued support of Nutrisystem.

I am pleased to report I am so close to receiving my fourth Nutrisystem Bear.....As I lost 2.6 pounds this week!!!


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
Week 6 - lost 3.5 pounds
Week 7 - lost 1.8 pounds

Week 8 - gained 1.8 pounds
Week 9 - lost 5.2 pounds
Week 10 - lost 4.8 pounds
Week 11 - lost .4 pounds

Week 12 - lost 2 pounds
Week 13 - lost 3.8 pounds
Week 14 - gained .2pounds
Week 15 - lost 2.6 pounds


Total Weight Loss So Far after 15 weeks on Nutrisystem
39.4 pounds.




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