Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Enter Pompeian's Time to Change Your Oil Recipe Contest

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

The warm weather is starting to arrive, which means many of us are wanting to get back in to shape for the tank tops and short shorts.  Of course that means some much needed exercise, but what about other life style changes?

The life style changes I am talking about changing up your recipes and tuning up your oil.  I know you are not a car, but why not help your body run like a well-oiled machine?

Have you been thinking about taking your old cooking habits in for a tune-up? How about a change in regards to the cooking and baking oil you use.  Why not try Pompeian’s Grapeseed Oil or OliveExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend? 

 photo Screenshot2013-04-12at24901PM_zpsc2779ead.png

Have you ever used Grapeseed Oil before.  I know I haven’t but I am planning on giving it a try with this Beef-Stir Fry recipe. 

 photo BeefStir-Fry_zps9a92bde5.jpg

I can’t wait to see and taste how grapeseed oil will enhance my cooking.  But, why stop there?

Why not come up with a new recipe using Pompeian’s Grapeseed Oil?  Now is the time to start getting your creativity in full swing.  Pompeian’s is hosting a Time to Change Your Oil App on Facebook.  All you need to do is let your creative juices flow and come up with a recipe that uses Pompeian’s Grapeseed oil or OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend.  Share your creation by posting on your blog along with an image of your recipe.  Then submit your post to the Pompeian’s Time to Change Your Oil Facebook App.

 photo PMPNGrapeseedbottleF2_NewLabel_zpsc8e278d3.jpg

Make sure you enter your recipe blog link into the Pompeian and Hungry Girl sweepstakes for your chance to win an all-expense paid trip to BlogHer Food ’13 in Austin, TX June 7-8. Plus, your winning recipe will be featured with Pompeian throughout the event!

So what are you waiting for?  Get busy and enter.  I would love to hear about your ideas and entries.  Good Luck.

Visit Sponsor's Site

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Cliff Stevenson Group - Calgary real estate

Are you looking for Calgary real estate?

If you are, where do you begin?  There are so many Realtors and too many website to surf!!!

Have you ever searched online for Calgary real estate agents?  If you have hopefully you came across The Cliff Stevenson Group.  This Group is there to help you buy or sell real estate in Calgary, but also share other sites to assist you as a customer...find exactly what you are looking for. 

I found The Cliff Stevenson Group's website very easy to navigate.  The tabs on the top of their web page are very simply labeled and when scrolled over have nice drop down menus.  I just wish the words were a little bigger (or maybe I am just getting older).

I think the buying and selling tips are a gold mine to help everyone get what they deserve for their property or soon to be property.  And the featured property section at the bottom of the web page is eye catching.  It lets you see right away a few of the beautiful properties that are for sale or just sold.  I like that the price of the property is also shown right away.

I think I need to move to Calgary!  How about you?

*Sponsored post

Beau-coup tea party favors - Coconut Tea Sachet Collection Review

I currently feel like I am in a tropical paradise.  I can smell the sweet natural fragrance of coconut.  I can almost feel the warm ocean waters tickling my sun kissed toes....
Wow...I am sorry, but not really.  As I am actually sitting in front of my computer trying to capture the magical tropical paradise I was just transported to by enjoying a cup of tea from Beau-coup.  But this isn't just any tea!  I now I find myself trying to create the words to share my scent..ual out of body experience.
Well I should start from the beginning...
I received the most exquisite box awhile ago from
They agreed to share with me their Coconut Tea Sachet Collection Assortment and two Tea Forte Tea Trays in turn for an honest review.
I had no idea what I was in store for! 
Two words come to mind...Pleasure and Elegance.
The Coconut Tea Sachet Collection Assortment with the Tea Trays would make such a memorable pair of party favors.  Long after your special day would be over...your party guests would quickly remember and relive your wedding day when enjoying their perfect cup of tea.
I have never experienced such a desire to brew a cup of tea, as I did when I opened up the sealed beautiful box of the Coconut collection of teas - which included 6 sachets of Coconut Chai Latte, 8 sachets of Coconut Mango Colada and 6 sachets of Coconut Chocolate Truffle.  The aroma of a tropical paradise wafted through the air.  The clean and summery smell of coconut was heavenly!
Each of these perfectly packaged pyramids were clearly labeled with what flavor of tea was contained inside the silken infuser.
And a nice description of what to expect...like my favorite Coconut Chocolate Truffle.
Black tea with chocolate, hazelnut and the taste of island coconut.
Beau-coup's elegant coconut teas can be easily personalized for the perfect party favors.  They can provide personalized mini oval labels which are soft green in color to match the tea sachets packaging.  All you would have to do is resist your urge to brew a cup of this island tea and attach the label across the center of each pyramid shaped box.
The pyramid shaped boxes are very sturdy and easy to open.
I love the added touch of the paper tea leaf as the tea bag "handle" which stands up easily in a hot cup of tea.  Just place your tea sachet (infuser) in the bottom of your cup and pour boiling water over the sachet.
Let your tea steep for two to three minutes.....
And enjoy.  And I did enjoy and enjoy and enjoy.  The tea was so clean and without and tea residue.  The natural flavors blended perfect and teased my tongue with island beauty.  My sense of smell was heightened by the island coconut aroma with each cup.

But what do you do with your tea sachet when you are done and can not dispose of it yet.  Well that is what the celery green tea trays are for!
The sachets are created to fit perfectly in the center of the tea trays.  And even after steeping your cup of paradise, the sachet holds up very well and will look beautiful sitting out on one of these trays available from Beau-coup.  What a perfect end to a perfect evening or the perfect addition to a tea party favor.
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, April 28, 2013

High Quality Custom Made Mailboxes, Home and Garden Decor and more by Whitehall Products

I love to find unique and personalized items for my home and garden.  Items that are special and memorable for all who see them.  You know what I am talking about.  Think about the last time you were over to a friends house and were greeted by their personalized doormats.  What a great way to greet someone stopping by.

But I don't just stop at doormats.  What about other high quality items offered by Whitehall Products?  Their personalized address plaques and residential mailboxes come in such a wide variety of designs and prices, you are certain to find one to your liking (or maybe more).  I think my most favorite are the personalized address crocks.  What a great idea and it so fits with our style and personality. 

I would love for you to check out all of the personalized products, including the whitehall mailboxes and leave a comment sharing what you would love to buy.

*sponsored post


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Looking for Internet Access?

I feel the way today's general society communicates is overwhelmingly online.  But, you can't be online without internet access.  As there are so many different companies and different types of      internet service; where does a person begin?

I think one must take a realistic look at how often they use or plan on using the internet.  Are you impatient like me and want speed and are willing to pay a little more for it.  Well, dsl might be the ideal service for you.  I know that is what I feel I need to keep up to speed with my blogging and social media.

If you are on a limited budget and have the time to wait for a page to load; maybe dial-up internet might be your match.  Did you know that Copper.net offers dial up packages for under $10 a month.  So all you would have to do is give up a store bought latte or two and your internet is paid for.

Copper.net specialized in DSL and dial-up internet services.  They are an all American operated and owned company.  Copper.net loves making internet services affordable to many people.  So affordable, basic packages start at $9.95 a month for unlimited dial-up internet.  They offer their internet service in the United States and Canada.  If you don't have Copper.net as your service provider, don't worry.  They had made the transistion to switch your provider need to Copper.net nice and easy.

So which internet service will you chose?  Don't forget to think things through and make sure your choice will meet your online needs.

sponsored post

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

NoviPet Seeking Out Puppy Model via their Facebook Page and Win Great Prizes Too!

Not long ago I had the chance to review a great product from NoviPet.  NoviPet is a nutritional supplement company, which I have grown to love.
I wanted to share info about a great contest NoviPet is running on their Facebook page.  NoviPet is on the search for a Puppy Model for an upcoming Puppy Supplement.
So that means 1 Lucky Winner will have their puppy featured on an upcoming puppy supplement package and other great prizes (a professional photo shoot for their puppy in their home town so the puppy will look PERFECT on the product box, in addition to a $1,500 cash prize, a 1-year supply of NoviPet canine supplements, a 1-month subscription to DOGTV and a Roku 3 Streaming Player to stream DOGTV to yourTV set!).
Don't worry if you are not the main winner as there will also been 4 runners up who will also win great prizes (3-month supply of NoviPet canine supplements, 1-month subscription to DOGTV, Roku 3 Streaming Player and a $50 Amazon gift card
So all you have to do is submit a picture of your furry best friend through NoviPet's Facebook contest app. - click right HERE to be redirected to the free app.

You have until midnight PST on May 13, 2013 to enter.  So get busy snapping photos to get that perfect one to submit for your chance to win.

The 5 winners will be selected through NoviPet Facebook fan votes –so get your friends and family to vote for your puppy’s picture!

View the official rules for entry: https://woobox.com/offers/rules/wkj2yp
Good Luck and I can't wait to see who is going to win!

Bare Fruit Apple Chip Snacks Review and Giveaway (win a CASE!!)

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free sample 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.
Yes....Bare Fruit and after sampling the healthy and delicious bag of Bare Fruits Organic Cinnamon Apple Chips...I don't think this company could have come up with a better name.

Each bag of Bare Fruit is - "The fruit, the whole fruit and nothing but the fruit."

Look at all the beautiful Bare Fruit that came in the HUGE resealable bag of Cinnamon Apple Chips....
I couldn't believe that this bag contains 30 Washington State apples. 
What an excellent source of fiber...low in calories...gluten and dairy free.

I am not a huge cinnamon person, but the natural sweet/tartness of the Washington State apples paired perfectly with the light sprinkle of organic cinnamon.  I loved the crunchy texture of the apple slices and when I was able to find a thicker cut one, everyone in the family would fight over it.  As the thicker pieces have a delicious slight chewiness inside.  YUMMM!! 

And believe it or not. I am getting ready after I finish this post to purchase a few of Bare Fruits other Snacks.  I think my family and I have decided on trying their Bare Fruit Fuji Red Apple Chips, Granny Smith Apple Chips and Apricot Chunks. 

You can purchase your own Bare Fruit direct from the Bare Fruit website and don't forget to show them a little love via Facebook and Twitter.
Bare Fruit Snacks were so healthful - ooops I mean helpful, they created a unique Facebook application for my Sweepstakes to win a Case of your own Bare Fruit Snacks.  Just click on the Giveaway link below and good luck!  Giveaway starts today (4-23-13) and Ends 5-7-13.

And you can even scan the below QR Code to head directly to the custom app to enter.
Good Luck and Healthful Eating. 

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free sample 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.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Hilarious Clorox Ick-tionary Online

“This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Clorox blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on this topic, click here.”

I must admit I am smiling as I work on this hilarious blog post.  A few months ago I was contacted and asked to work with SocialMoms and Clorox to come up with two words for a funny online dictionary.  Funny words that describe my own "momism" moments.  You know (especially if you are a parent) those unforgettable moments that seem to happen on a daily basis and deserve there own new word to help describe and capture this moment.

I was honored first of all to be part of this fun Clorox Ick-tionary.  Clorox so understands parents!  They have now officially brought together the NEW language of mess...including how to conquer and laugh about this parent moments.  And they are also encouraging other parents to share their own unique and funny words online with the Clorox Ick-tionary (I would also love to hear the words you created right here in the comment section of my post).  You can also play fun games and WIN Coupons thanks to the Ick-tionary.

So after a lot of laughing out loud and inside I came up with the following two new words and definitions to help describe two of my memorable mom moments which will be featured in the Clorox Ick-tionary.

Mudastrophe: When your kids come in after playing outside, then decide to sit on your new chairs.

Yes, as a mother of 3 little boys I have had MANY Mudastrophe moment in my life.  It seems like my boys are able even on the sunniest day, during the middle of a drought...so where and so how find mud.  Not just any mud...you know the mud that is combined with grass and even a little red clay to track into my house...and through the house....and on to every piece of furniture that is next to impossible to clean.

Delickous: The end result of delicious fingerlicking food.

And of course it seems like I am constantly cooking and doing dishes to keep my "herd" full.  And I use the word "herd" very lovingly.  I love to cook for my family.  And the best part is when they enjoy my home cooked meals which end in fingerlicking event.  As you can't waste the last taste of a favorite meal.  I think my favorite meal to watch my boys enjoy and cause the fingerlicking response is Ribs.  It is too bad their tongues aren't longer to reach all over their messy faces.

So what is your new funny word to add to the Clorox Ick-tionary??

Connect with Clorox via Facebook:

“This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Clorox blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on this topic, click here.”

LGMed Supply sells TENS Units and More

After my one of my friend's was involved in a terrible motor vehicle accident years ago; she contines to suffer with back, hip and leg pain.  One of the doctor's she saw suggested the use of one of the following medical equipment supplies like.... TENS Units, Muscle Stimulators, and Ultrasound Units for Pain Relief and Rehabilitation from her injuries.

I tried to help her find these supplies at an afforable price, which lead me online to LGMedSupply.  What a great online medical supply company.  They offer so many different devices and supplies.  And guess what?  All itmes are in-stock.  That is a huge relief, becuase there is nothing worse that finding what you need and it is not avaiable.  You can alsoVisit LGMedSupply Online and see what I mean.

My friend is looking into purchasing the LG-TEC Dual Combo TENS Unit and Muscle Stimulator.  It is a combination unit that would enable her to benefit from the TENS Pain Relief and the Muscle Stimulator for increased muscle tone and muscle pain rehabilition.  And I am pleansed to learn that LGMedSupply's Pain Relief Products are used by thousands of satisfied patients worldwide.  You can find additional information about LGMed Supplyon their online customer blog.

Sponsored post

Sunday, April 21, 2013

$150+ Value Younique Moodstruck Eye Collection Cosmetic Giveaway / Review

I must admit, I never knew eye make-up could be so much fun - until I was introduced to an awe and beauty inspiring product called Moodstuck 3D Fiber Lashes from Younique (which is included in their Moodstruck Eye Collection).

But before I tell you any more about some fun and fantastic All Natural High Quality cosmetics that I received free of cost to review (AND you will have the opportunity to win a HUGE prize pack valued at over $150 ....to enhance your natural beauty....with the help of Younique Moodstruck Eye Collection).  I have to share how I was blessed with this opportunity.
As a blogger, I adore and love social media.  It is a wonderful way to learn, relax, share and meet new people and long lost friends.  Yes, long lost friends including a close friend I had the honor to know during almost all my years in Grade, Middle and a few years of High School.  A friend that relocated across the country and who I have fond memories of.  And thanks to social media we were able to get back in touch with each other.  So when my friend offered to send me (in my opinion the most luxurious and all natural cosmetics on the market today) Younique's Moodstruck Eye Collection.  I first had to learn more about Younique and especially the Moodstruck Eye Collection to see if I felt it would be a fit for myself as well as my blogger audience.
I learned my friend Mary Ann she is a Younique Independent Presenter and started a personal Younique business Facebook page.
She is wanting to share Younique's All Natural product line and mission with an ever growing new audience and loyal fans.  "Younique's mission is to uplift, empower, validate and ultimately help build the self-esteem of women around the world. Through high-quality products that encourage these core values - along with spiritual enlightenment - we're enabling opportunities for personal growth and financial reward to women everywhere." (quoted form Younique's webpage) *All Younique Products are cruelty-free*
After I understood Younique's mission I looked into the Moodstruck Eye Collection (keep reading to see what I thought of this eye cosmetic line)...and all I could say was....YES! YES! YES!!!!  I so wanted to sample this high quality cosmetic Moodstruck Eye Collection.  And I knew my faithful followers and new ones would jump at the opportunity to win such a HUGE and top of the line eye cosmetic prize... total value, including shipping at OVER $150!!!
Okay...within just a short few days my Moodstruck Eye Collection arrived in the mail.  I felt like a Queen when I opened up the package....
The first reason was the well made and beautifully elegant reuseable black Younique case with a gorgeous silver colored hooking clasp.  I knew with packaging like this something great awaited inside! 
And when I opened my Younique case.....the contents were wrapped in vibrant tissue paper.
So who wants to know what was wrapped up inside the Younique Moodstruck Eye Collection?
Check it out!!!
Each Moodstruck Eye Collection comes with a designer black Younique Case and..... 
Four of your personal favorite colors of Younique minerals pigments (you get to chose which 4 you receive!), all four eye application brushes (one brush actually has a brush on each end), and the 3D Fiber Lashes (the retail value of this Moodstruck Eye Collection is well over $150...but when it is all grouped together you can save around 20%...So if you don't want to wait and see if you are going to be the lucky winner....you can order your own Moodstruck Eye Collection direct from Mary Ann.
***Or HINT! HINT! For all you Mother's Out there!!!  Leave this up on your computer screen and make sure your children or hubby see this post....What a perfect Mother's Day Gift!! Don't you think? (read below to find out how to order!!)***

Mary Ann as been very kind to host a Fishful Thinking Incentive Party for the first 10 days of this great blog giveaway.  So you can order your own Younique cosmetics (which can count for extra entries in the giveaway below!) which in turn gives you the opportunity to win through the Fishful Thinking Incentive Online Party.  So....Now it the time....place an order for your Mom just in time for Mother's Day!!

For every $50 in product ordered, the party participant gets 1 entry into a drawing for free prizes. (*Note orders of $100 ore more get free shipping) As the order volume increases, so do the number of prizes!
$200 - $349 in total party orders – drawing for 1 free item valued up to $100
$350 - $499 in total party orders – drawing for 2 free items valued up to $100
$500 - $999 in total party orders – drawing for 3 free items valued up to $100
$1000 - $1499 in total party orders – drawing for 4 free items valued up to $100
$1500 - $1999 in total party orders – drawing for 5 free items valued up to $100
Mary Ann will continue to add one free item valued up to $100 for every additional $500 in party sales!
You can win more than once too!! Every order is another entry into the incentive.
Anyone who books your own party from the Fishful Thinking Incentive Party will receive a free purple bling pen from Mary Ann just for booking, plus the hostess rewards from the party which is booked.  The party booker will also get 5 additional entries for the party incentive drawing.
Anyone who signs up as a presenter from the Fishful Thinking Incentive Party will receive a free set of 3D Fiber lashes from Mary Ann in addition to a new kit...Plus an additional 10 entries for the party incentive drawing.  If you have any questions on the Fishful Thinking Incentive Party you can contact Mary Ann...here.
Okay back to the Moodstruck Eye Collection!

I had a blast trying to narrow my choices down to 4 of the Younique Moodstruck mineral pigments.  You will understand as soon as you see all the different mineral pigments you can chose from and their great/fun names! Due to my fair skin tone I selected....
Flirty, Sassy, Sexy and Playful.  I almost felt naughty typing those names out.  If you can't tell I am smiling right now.  Smiling because of the fun names and that I am in love with these all Natural, Chemical-Free, Mineral Based Pigment Powders.  : (Zero fillers, zero talc, zero oils, and zero preservatives —ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS!)
I love how the mineral pigments are packaged.  They look like little gems and the shaker top/screen is great and allows for an easy and clean application.  I must say I was pleased at how light and smooth Younique Moodstruck Mineral Pigments went onto my skin.  My skin is very sensitive and it was not bothered at all.  It didn't even feel like I had any eye shadow (mineral pigment)on.  After application I was surprised at how well and long it stayed on...it is even sweat-proof!  So no more going to the gym and not looking your best ladies!! 
I haven't tried this technique yet, but you can apply your Younique Moodstruck Mineral Pigments wet for a more dramatic impact of color or to tone it down and soften your look...apply dry and blend colors together.  You will only be limited by your imagination.  So let it run wild and be creative!
And the brushes...of course you need brushes to apply your mineral pigments.  The four different brushes will meet any one's eye needs.  And I must admit I like that they are labeled on the handle for their intended purpose. 
Crease Brush...Liner/Shader...Deluxe Brush.  These brushes feel great and are so soft.  I am certain they will hold up for many application of my Younique Moodstruck eye cosmetics. 
I have saved the best for last!!!
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes
I have never heard of such an eye product before.  But, I am certain I will never forgot about 3D Fiber Lashes ever again.  The 3D Fiber Lashes provide a 300% increase to your lashes that looks completely natural.
3D Fiber Lashes come in there own elegant storage case that will keep the two separate bottles together for easy application.  Don't worry that this is more than a single step process.  It is well worth it and you will never go back to wear uncomfortable fake lashes again!  I am still in awe how 3D Fiber Lashes work...but they do!!!
If you have sensitive eyes and typically are unable to wear mascara, 3D Fiber Lashes might be for you.  Many people do well with this product compared to mascara.
For optimal results, Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes suggest first apply a thin coat of your regular mascara and let it dry.  Then next apply the Transplanting gel.
The transplanting gel which contains green tea collagen (which is full of antioxidants) provides volume and natural shine to your lashes.  Natural Propolis which gives the transplant gel the sticky component comes from bees.  It is known to have natural healing benefit and antibacterial properties...plus contain vitamins and minerals.  Brazilian Palm Glue also helps with the stickiness and natural black iron oxide adds the black pigment color to this gel.

After the transplant gel is applied, immediately apply the Moodstruck Natural Fibers.

This applicator looks so soft and fluffy.  It is amazing how this whole process works.  The Natural Fibers are taken from the dried green tea plant...who would have thought?  But, it truly works.  Then  one more additional coat of the transplanting gel to hold the 100% Natural Fibers in place. 

I was worried by reapplying the transplant gel it would make a mess of the fibers and even remove them.  But, it did not.  It really helped hold the fibers in place and my lashes didn't feel weighted down.  And boy they look so long and full and beautiful!!
And don't worry....the words earlier about things being sticky and even the word glue can be scary.  How can something sticky and like glue come easily off your delicate eyelashes?  All you need is a little warm water and facial cleanser and bye, bye to your 3D Fiber Lashes.

I must say there is a reason why some cosmetics cost a little more then others.  And especially when it comes to the Younique Moodstruck Eye Collection...it is because it is made from all natural, high quality ingredients.  Younique is well worth your money!

Good Luck and make sure to enter below for your chance to win your own Younique Moodstuck Eye Collection Set - Valued over $150.

Plus, don't forget to attend the Online Fishful Thinking Incentive Party and order your own Younique products...just in time for Mother's Day.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free sample 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.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Lean Bean Vidacup Fat Burning Coffee Review

Thank you Vidacup first of all for providing me a single sample of your amazing Lean Bean fat burning coffee to review at no cost.
I was surprised when my sample arrived to learn that Lean Bean is instant coffee.  I must say what a great idea and how convenient!  It is so easy to bring to work or put a stick or two in my purse for the needed pick me up and fat burning blast.  The possibilities are endless on where you can take a single serve stick of Lean Bean with you to enjoy.

I have a question or two to ask you....Do you want to lose some weight...especially around your mid-section?  Do you enjoy a good cup of coffee?

If you answered yes to the questions above Vidacup Lean Bean fat burning black coffee might just be for you.

So what is the secret behind Lean Bean?

The secret is the combination of ingredients....ingredients like:

Green Coffee Bean Extract - which helps promote weight loss and proper blood sugar levels.

Garcinia - which is a natural aid for weight loss in helping to block fat absorption...plus suppressing appetite.

Raspberry Ketones - which helps your body burn fat faster, as it breaks down fat in the cell more effectively.

Irvinigia - is a fiber seed which aids in weight loss and helps manage blood sugar levels.

H1X1 Super Concentrate Agaricus Blazei - a patented superior organic hybrid mushroom which supports a healthy immune function.

Plus....Vidacup Lean Bean contains 5 grams of soluble fiber per serving to help fill you up.

With the powerful combination of ingredients...it may help slow the absorption of food, calm blood sugar spikes and dip, signaling the brain to burn fat and control cravings.

I added 8oz of hot water to the single packet I received for review.  Lean Bean dissolved easily in the hot water.  The flavor of Lean Bean fat burning black coffee was strong, but not bitter.  I finished the cup and really did not feel any different.  But, I feel that for a person who actually enjoys Lean Bean on a daily basis may see results.  I can't say from personal experience, as I only had the opportunity to try one serving.

If you are interested in purchasing Lean Bean it retail price is $74.95 for a box of 30 packets.  But if you sign up for the monthly auto ship - you only will pay wholesale price of $54.95.

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.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Altrient Health and Fitness Supplements Giveaway and Review

Disclosure: I received a 1 month supply of Altrient C and Altrient ME to give it a full trial for the purpose of my honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from your own. I only review products I feel are of interest or benefit to my readers. Fishful Thinking and the other blogs involved in promoting the giveaway for Altrient are not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

So are you wondering what Altrient is and how it all started?  Well, let me share with you this insightful story
of how a near death experience led to the research and production of two healthy supplements called Altrient ME and Altrient C.

Cindy Nachman, the CEO of Altrient, created this supplement company after her husband’s nearly died due to heart disease.  Her husband at one time was so sick, doctors suggested a heart transplant. This suggestion began Cindy's journey researching holistic and unconventional medicine.  Her husband began treatments under supervision of two doctors in California. The treatments included high doses of vitamin C (a natural antibiotic) administered through IVs. This treatment improved his health and still continues to have positive results.

After Cindy saw the healing powers of Vitamin C, she wanted to share it with everyone.  But, did you know massive doses of Vitamin C (taken orally through pills) typically causes unpleasant diarrhea.  Plus, realistically only a very small amount of the "c" is absorbed.  

Any ideas on what Cindy did to overcome this huge issue?

Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET) was the answer.  How many of you are saying..."WHAT??"  I know I did when I say such a big word.  Well let me try to explain it in common terms.  LET allows Altrient  supplements to get through your system safely and be absorbed right before the small intestine.  

So how do you take Altrient Supplements?

They come in easy to open pre-portioned packages.  This packages are full of liquid so be careful when opening.  

Just squeeze a package into one or two ounces of cool or a room temp drink.  Don't be surprised as the Altrient will not dissolve...it will actually settle on the bottom of the glass.  That is why don't use too much drink!  Just quickly swirl the Altrient around and drink it in one swallow.  I will admit this took a little bit to get use to.

It is recommend to take Altrient C on a empty stomach, and wait at least 15 minutes before eating.  The dosage is one to two packages a day.  With cold and flu season still hanging on in many areas...this can always be a help.  Unfortunately I didn't stick with the C - and have payed the price with a terrible cold.

The Altrient ME is a high performance metabolic enhancement supplement (do not exceed two packages a day).  What does that mean?  It means MORE ENERGY!!  I know as a busy, full time working Mom and I am total need of that!  And Altrient ME delivered on this promise.  Just make sure you do not add any of the Altrient supplements to hot beverages as it could damage the liposomes.  And I must say with the boost of energy I felt, so not take in after supper or you will not sleep!

Altrient is on Facebook and Twitter.  So make sure you check the out and keep up on all their healthy tips and any new products coming out.

Good Luck on your chance to win some Altrient for yourself!!

This giveaway is brought to you by the generous sponsors at Altrient and Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou blog.

Prize: One winner will receive a one (1) month supply of Altrient C and Altrient ME!

Location: Must be a resident of the lower 48 states in the USA

Age: Must be 18 years of age or older to enter

Date: This giveaway will begin on April 18 and runs until May 6 at 12:01am.

Please allow the Rafflecopter giveaway form to load completely then enter the mandatory entries. Once these are completed it will unlock additional optional entries you can do to increase your chances of winning.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free sample 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, April 14, 2013

Anthony's NEW Hidden Veggie Pasta Giveaway / Review WIN One Year's Supply of Pasta!!! $47.76 Value!

As a busy mom, I am always on the look out for simple, healthy and easy ways to feed my family of growing boys.  And of one their absolute favorite meal items is pasta!  Yes, Pasta...Pasta...Pasta.  Pasta with sauce...pasta with clams and olive oil....pasta with Italian dressing...Do you want me to continue?  And I am so thankful to Anthony's Pasta providing me with their New and Amazing Pasta Line to help with my review...I have a new way to serve my family healthy and well balanced pasta meals.

In the past one of our go too pasta choices was and still will continue to be Anthony's Whole Wheat Pasta.  But I am also in love with Anthony's Pasta NEW Line of Pasta called Hidden Veggie.
Look at the great shipment I received to try out this great invention...to help incorporate veggies into pasta without any changes to the texture, color or flavor (which is soooo important when I am trying to serve this to my 3 young boys).  And I must stay Anthony's has succeed again!

Let me tell you a little about Anthony's Hidden Veggie Pasta. 

Each 4oz serving of pasta contains 1 serving of vegetables.  The veggie blend incorporates sneakily into each perfect piece of pasta....carrots, sweet corn and squash.
Uncooked pasta pictured.

I love that Hidden Veggie pasta is prepared just the same and traditional dried pasta, with very simple to follow instructions on each box.

Bring water to a boil and add a little salt for taste....

Add your Anthony's Hidden Veggie Pasta

Cook for 8 to 10 minutes

Drain and Enjoy.

With our family experience...

It is Child Friendly and Loved!!
Thank you Anthony's for your perfect combination of Veggies and Pasta.  You are any mother's New Best Friend!
The year supply of pasts consists of 24 coupons for 1 free package of Anthony's Hidden Veggie Pasta up to $1.99 max. retail value.  You are most likely to find Hidden Veggie Pasta in the following cities and surrounding areas....Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free sample 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.

Firmoo Free Glasses!! Yes, TOTALLY FREE!!!

Everyone you have got to stop what you are doing.  I have amazing news about an eyeglasses company called Firmoo (http://www.firmoo.com/).  I have worked with them two different times in the past and LOVE their selection, shipping and quality.  Here is a picture of the glasses I got last year and I am still wearing them today!
A few days ago Firmoo (http://www.firmoo.com/) contacted me to collaborate with them because they are giving out free glasses (http://www.firmoo.com/z/blogger-crazy-giveaway.html) and would like me to spread the great news to you my loyal followers and fans!
I am so glad I can share it with you....as it is a wonderful chance for those who need glasses! You can’t believe your eyes or should I say won't? 
Yes, it is totally free for you! Frame + Lenses + Shipping = $0! 
How long have you kept your current glasses? I bet for most of you the last time you bought a new pair of glasses is three years ago or longer. Did you know it is highly suggested by professional ophthalmologists that you should have a yearly eye exam and replace your glasses regularly to ensure your eye health. If your prescription has changed but you still wear the old prescription eyeglasses, you are in high-risk of deteriorating your vision.

 So are you thinking about getting a pair of new glasses but worried it would cost you an arm and a leg? Head over to http://www.firmoo.com/z/blogger-crazy-giveaway.html and get your free glasses now!
Disclaimer: Firmoo provided me with a free
sample 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.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

TEAS’ TEA Giveaway and Review Great New Packaging!

 I love my job as a blogger, especially when I get to work with special companies who I love and even enjoy their products more.

TEAS' TEA is one of the lovely companies and they have once again given me the chance to sample three of their teas (Plus a GIVEAWAY for 1 Lucky person below!) and to learn more about their great and New Packaging.

Yes, New and Improved Environmental Friendly Packaging.  I must admit I am not surprised as TEAS' TEA is so main stream and on the leading edge of fresh and healthy products.  This fantastic business continues to be a pioneer and leader in the unsweetened tea market the last 10 years+!  Keep an eye out next time you are in your local natural and mainstream market for TEAS' TEA.  The average price is a tasty and affordable $1.99 per bottle.

Look at and fresh three bottles of TEAS' TEA which I sampled....
Unsweetened Green Tea, Rose Green Tea and Mint Green Tea.

My favorite flavor I received was the Unsweetened Green Tea.  It was so clean and crisp.  It left me craving more of this Naturally ZERO Calorie Tea.  It was every think a Green Tea should be and more thanks to the packaging.

The Mint Green Tea was so refreshing and perfect for an after meal drink.  The mint was light and not over powering.  I was surprised how much I liked the flavor combination.  The Rose Green Tea was not on the top of my list.  But there was nothing wrong with it.  The Rose flavor was very light, but not my fav.

Are you wondering what is so new and improved with TEAS' TEA packaging?  Well, let me tell you...

TEAS' TEA has created a lighter weight PET bottle with a small cap.  Each bottle is only 18.7 grams...compared to standard bottles which are 24 grams.  Each bottle if fully wrapped to help minimize light exposure which in turn reduces oxidation of the All Natural ready to drink tea.  So the antioxidants of each bottle of tea are preserved, ensuring the freshness and potency of each bottle of TEAS' TEA.

Did you know by using recyclable plastic bottles (PET 1) instead of glass bottles...TEAS' TEA can s hip more tea in individual trucks, which saves fuel expenses and then reduces a carbon footprint!  I LOVE this company!!

TEAS' TEA - ITO EN was awarded the Grand Prize by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan and the Environment Minister's Prize because they developed eco-friendly product made from their used tea leaves.  I had no idea used tea leaves could be used to make vending machines and even public benches!

Check on TEAS' TEA via social media and learn more.  Plus don't forget to enter to win below and Good Luck!!!

TEAS' TEA is on...

Facebook and Facebook (two different accounts)
Twitter and Twitter (two different accounts)

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.