Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Simply Snackin Gourmet Dried Meat Snacks Giveaway 5 Winners / Review Total Value Over $85!

High protein, low calorie Simply Snackin gourmet dried meat snacks.

I like to think of Simply Snackin as Jerky with a Healthy Flare!
I must admit, I wasn't sure what to expect when I received my amazing selection of samples to review. ***Keep an eye out below for your chance to be one of the lucky five winners of a 12 piece assortment pack of Simply Snakin**  So I had to check out everything about this United States based business that also uses US meat and poultry suppliers.
  I was thrilled to learn these delicious meat snacks are made with 100% all Natural Ingredients!  And each snack is individually wrapped in a perfect 1 oz portion.  Which mean you can enjoy any of the 6 flavor varieties as a healthy snack on the go without any regrets, as they only contains 60 calories each!!
Simply Snackin has definitely thought outside the box when it comes to creating their uniquely natural and gourmet meat snack line.  They use the best quality meat and poultry and combine died fruits and veggies along with all natural seasonings....the six different flavor combinations are then slow roasted at a low temp for a long time which creates the beautiful flavor fusions.
I must say I couldn't believe the flavorful aroma when I opened up my first package of Simply Snackin.  It made me want to dive right it and enjoy...which is exactly what I did.
 "Finally a Gourmet Dried Meat Treat that is full of moisture and flavor which is easy on my teeth"  Thank you Simply Snackin.
I have never experienced flavor profiles like the marriages arraigned by this US business.  Simply Snackin should go into the match maker business.... As all six of the flavors I sampled are certain to be together for ever.
Teriyaki Dried Beef Sirloin with Pineapples
Dried Beef Sirloin with Cranberries and Blueberries
Dried Beef Sirloin with Apples and Cherries
Dried Chicken Breast with Black Bean Salsa
Dried Chicken Breast with Italian Style Seasoning and Romano Cheese
Teriyaki Dried Chicken Breast with Mangoes and Papayas
Another thing I need to mention is that these gourmet snacks are not overly salty, which is great.  I feel it allows the natural flavor combinations to show their own beauty.  My favorite was the Dried Chicken Breast with Italian Style Seasoning and Romano Cheese.  It was fantastic!!!
So, what is there not to like?  Well, in my opinion..."Nothing...They are perfectly healthy and perfectly packed with flavor and lean protein". 
Simply Snackin' is helping me keep on track when it comes to better food choices, especially snack foods to help with my continued weight loss and physical fitness goals.
Simply visit Simply Snackin to purchase your own today.
So who would love to get on the path to health and wellness with better food choices?
Enter below for you chance to be 1 of the lucky 5 winners of a 12 piece Sampler of Simply Snackin Gourmet Dried Meat Snacks.  Total Value of Giveaway is over $85!!!
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, February 24, 2013

Before and After.... Updated Weight Loss Photos - 9 Months and Counting...My Key to Weight Loss Success! 90 Day Get Fit Challenge.

Well - 9 Months have come and went and so has a Ton of Weight from my body.

No not really a Ton - but a solid 50 pounds.

You ask how?

Well - it all started when I had the chance to be a Nutrisystem Blogger for 7 months.  Nutrisystem's Delicious foods and amazing support got be back on track....BIG TIME!!!  Thank you so much Nutrisystem.  I totally understand Portion Control Now and Positive Food Choices and Getting much needed physical activity!

And along with the Amazing Nutrisystem Plan...I started working out and working out and working out.

My absolute favorite work out are the Beach Body DVD systems.  And through my 9 months I have continued to progress through the Beach Body workout Programs.  I started with Rocking Body...then on to Turbo Jam....then on to Hip Hop Abs and Turbo Fire....and soon a new program as I just ordered ChaLEAN Extreme.

But, along with my workouts I have incorporated supplements to help me with my workouts.  My biggest favorite is Celsius.  I had the chance to review their life changing product back in July of 2012.  It is an amazing Negative Calorie Energy Drink - I drink a can faithfully 15 minutes before every workout.  I can't imagine on with out it.  I am even featured on Celsius Real Results Page...Check it out!

And I enjoy ending my workout with Click.  Click is a delicious Espresso Protein that I had the chance to review in August 2012.  I have created some delicious smoothies with the help of Click!

And I also have been using  Creative Bioscience 30 Day Diet - which I started in January 2013. I am part of their 90 Day Get Fit Challenge.  So far so good and I am taking the recommend 2 pills in the morning.  There is no after taste and I do not feel jittery..which is a bonus!  You can too join this 90 Day Get Fit Challenge.  Keep an eye out for your chance on my final update of my 90 Day Get Fit Challenge for your chance to win a 90 day supply for yourself.

**Are you a blogger who would love the chance to join in on the 90 Day Get Fit Challenge? You can apply for your own chance to get Fit...Click here and Good Luck**

If you don't want to wait for the great Giveaway...you can purchase your own Creative Bioscience product online at 12-60% off retail price! What a savings and to top it off use the code "FISH" and receive an additional 15% AND FREE shipping on any order! Click to Shop right now!
Okay everyone...now my proud moment....My before and after photos....

February 24, 2013

May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012
What do you think?  I would love to know!
February 24, 2013

Disclaimer: I was provided free samples to review/giveaway (other than Beach Body), 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.

NEW Tart Cheribundi Tea and Juice Blends Refresh Giveaway / Review

NEW Cheribundi Refresh Juice and Tea Blends

I am such a lucky lady and have such a lucky family thanks to Cheribundi!!!

I am tickled pink or should I say red...since that is the beautiful color of Cherries, Cherries, and more Cherries!

Cheribundi sent me the most amazing sampler pack of their NEW Refresh Juice and Tea Blends line that just started hitting the the market in the beginning of 2013 and right now is available for purchase on Amazon.com.  And it my book..it was perfect timing!!  As we need to get our Cheribundi Refresh fix again Very Soon!  We are now HUGE fans.  Yes, I said "we".  My husband and boys and I LOVE Cheribundi Refresh!! (And as you can see in the photo above..I didn't even get a chance to photograph all our wonderful samples of Cheribundi before my darling husband snuck a bottle of the Tart Cherry Rooibos Tea)

Keep reading for you chance to enter a win your own sampler pack of Cheribundi Refresh Tea and Juice Blends.

Cheribundi Refresh is so hydrating and light.  It can be enjoyed anytime of the day and makes a perfect addition to lunch or even after a workout.  I love that each serving ranges from between 80 and 100 calories (one 16.9 oz bottle is 2 servings).
First I am going to share about our experiences with Cheribundi Refresh Juice Blends.
Each Juice Blend contains 25% Juice. 

And is made from fresh orchard tart cherries and some other delicious and healthy fruit.  Each of the five different options will certainly quench your thirst, but leave you craving another light and flavorful bottle.  I enjoy the natural colors of the juice blends.  They are just naturally beautiful.  And there is nothing wrong with that considering tart cherries are full of phytonutrients and anthocyanins.  Each bottle of Refresh Juice Blends contain 20 Tart Pressed Cherries.

Cheribundi Juice Blend Varieties Offered:

Tart Cherry Lemonade

Tart Cherry Blueberry

Tart Cherry Cranberry

Tart Cherry Pomegranate

Tart Cherry Raspberry

My favorite was the Tart Cherry Lemonade.  It was so crisp and light.  It wasn't overly tart and I found it very pleasant to enjoy without any acid issues. 

I am still amazed Cheribundi somehow was able to blend their amazing fresh tart cherries with other fruits, without masking the tart cherries flavor, yet enhancing the other fruit of choice that was blended together to form this mouth pleasing drink.

The four different Cheribundi Tea Blends went like wild fire!
My husband keeps asking me to PLEASE place an order for some more. 

I only was able to sneak a taste of each of these four unique and refreshing tea/juice blends from my husband.

Tart Cherry Rooibos Tea

Tart Cherry Black Tea

Tart Cherry Green Tea

Tart Cherry Jasmine Tea

Each of the four are naturally beautiful and allow the 5 Tart Cherries per bottle to marry perfectly with the different types of tea used.  Each bottle contains 5% Juice.
My husband was torn between a single favorite.  His top two were the Tart Cherry Rooibos Tea and the Tart Cherry Jasmine Tea.  Like he said..they are so light and a delight to drink.  They don't leave you feeling weighted down.  I found the Tart Cherry Rooibos to be very unique in flavor with an earthy undertone that left me wanting another drink to try to figure it out.

If you aren't familiar with Cheribundi's original product... It is a "premium tart cherry juice.  As you may know, tart cherries offer many benefits for runners, climbers and other athletes, as well as those suffering from gout, arthritis and inflammatory disease.  Runners in particular find that tart cherry juice reduces pain and inflammation, and aids in muscle recovery.  Tart cherries also contain natural melatonin, which promotes more restful sleep. You can learn more about" Cheribundi's original flavors and the benefits of tart cherries on their web site at www.cheribundi.com
Now who wants to win this amazing Cheribundi Refresh Sampler Pack?
Enter below and Good Luck!

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.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

16 Day Easter Countdown Chocolate Calendar Giveaway / Review $11.99 Value

Are you ready for the BIG Easter Countdown to begin?
Well Countdown Cal is and they are prepared to make sure everyone else is too.

With the help of their Easter Countdown Calender Game (and it comes with Crispy Chocolate too!!!)
Keep reading for you chance to enter...
Each Easter Countdown Calender Game.... which has been created by a New and Upcoming business -Countdown Cal is filled with 16 foil-wrapped crispy, chocolaty treats (palmer candy company - OUD certified Kosher) and they are made right here in the grand-ole-USA!
What a great and fun way to celebrate!  There is no doubt how this fantastic business and idea was created....by a retired school teacher and now Grandmother of 3.  A person who understands how exciting the wait for big holidays to arrive can be and many times are. 
As Countdown Cal's motto says..... "Make waiting fun!"
And what a perfect and cheerful way to wait in anticipation for Easter to finally arrive!  Or you can even use this calender on Easter Day.
Each calender comes with great ideas printed on the back of the calender box.
One idea is:
You can use your Easter Countdown Calender to start the exciting countdown to Easter 2013 on March 16th.  Then you or your loved one can enjoy a sweet treat everyday while counting down the days to Easter Sunday (which is March 31st for 2013).
And along with enjoying a sweet and crispy piece of chocolate you can also include the great activity of finding the mini Easter picture printed on each count down flap,
on the back of the calender box.
You can even help keep track of the Countdown by crossing off each number on the Countdown Pal, mascot by drawing an X or coloring each number...(Countdown Pal is the yellow and blue calender in the photo above).
Another idea:
And if you want to wait and give a special child a Countdown to Easter Calender on Easter Sunday...they can open up all the wonderful flaps - which are easy to open and add all the foil wrapped chocolates into their Easter baskets.  Plus - they can find all the pictures under the flaps on the back of the calender.
My youngest son is so excited to start his Easter Countdown!

I think this is going to become a tradition at our house every year.  And you can join in too.  Just head on over to Countdown Cal and order your own today...or who knows if you enter below you may be the One lucky Winner of your own Countdown to Easter Calender Game a $11.99 Value!
Good Luck Everyone and Happy Easter!!!

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, February 17, 2013

Win and Get Red Carpet Ready w/ Daily's Cocktails and Wholly Guacamole Giveaway $75 Value #RedCarpetReady

Are you Read Carpet Ready??

Thanks to the great package that arrived in the mail...we have already celebrated with an amazing Pre-Oscar Party.
Yes, I received the world's best  party necessities in the mail from Daily's Cocktails and Wholly Guacamole.  They sent me so much free stuff and are going to send one lucky winner from Fishful Thinking the same products - less the "Red Carpet".  Keep reading...so you can enter to win your own party pack including the same great items I received:

Three packages of Wholly Guacamole, Three of Wholly (Guacamole) Salsas, Two Daily's cool Cocktail glasses, a $20 Wal-mart Gift Card to purchase your own Daily's cocktails and other great promo items...Retail value approx. $75!!

You can find out much, much more via Social Media about Wholly Guacamole - Facebook, Twitter and even Pinterest.  And don't forget to check out Daily's Cocktails on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  #RedCarpetReady
Let me tell you about our Pre-Oscar Party.  I felt it was a great way to view an Oscar nominated movie and enjoy great food and drinks.  Doesn't that sound like a perfect night?  Well, it was.
I decided to have Lincoln be my screening movie of choice for my friends and I.  They were excited to watch and and see what all the hype is....as Lincoln is nominated for Best Picture.  My expectations were high as the director is Steven Spielberg, and I was not disappointed.  I couldn't believe what a phenomenal job Spielberg did recreating such an important President in our American history.  

Lincoln revolves around the 13th amendment to the Constitution that would outlaw slavery in the entire USA.  It was awe inspiring to see how Lincoln used is political powers to obtain allies to aid in his fight.  I can't wait to see if Lincoln wins Best Picture on February 24, 2013.

Now the best part of our party...the food and drinks!!!

I must say I have frequently enjoyed Daily's Cocktails in the past.  Especially in the summer as they are so quick and easy to take along, freeze and enjoy.  Yes, the alcohol is included in each easy to squeeze pouch.  So all you do is freeze the pouch (I like to think of is as an adult juice bag)...squeeze it and get busy drinking.  You would swear that you had just made your own blender drink with out all the mess or expense.

So when I was giving this opportunity, of course I headed to our local Wal-mart and checked out their Daily's Cocktails selections. It was great to see how Daily's Cocktails have expanded their line to include three brand new light flavors.  I think my favorite Daily's Cocktail drink of the night was Pomegranate Acai Margarita.  It was so refreshing and went great with the spicy Wholly Guacamole.  **Make you Daily's Cocktails extra special with beautiful garnish...like the fresh mint I used in my photo above.**

I am such a chips and guac girl..so that is the main way I served my Wholly Guacamole and Wholly Salsas.

Guacamole & Spicy Pico - Can you say YUM???...The heat from the Spicy Pico is balanced by the creaminess of the Guacamole.  Definite Award Winner!!

But...my true, leading man...oh I mean Guacamole is the Spicy Wholly Guacamole.  It knocks my socks off everytime.  I love just to take a big spoonful and enjoy the smooth heat!

Thanks to Wholly Guacamole's serving suggestion for Wholly Salsa - I offered my guests of beautiful Bruschetta.

Thank you Wholly Salsa for the photo.
I was delighted to see what a difference Wholly Salsa makes in recipes.  The All Natural flavors and No Preservatives allows the beauty of each ingredient to shine through.

The Red Pepper Mango Salsa shocked my taste buds.  It was spicy, yet sweet.  Very complex like a great movie that keeps you wanting more.

You can also see other great recipes and serving ideas right HERE.

So who wants to win this great Oscar - Red Carpet Ready Giveaway??

And Thank you Daily's Cocktails and Wholly Guacamole!!

Enter below for your chance to win.

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.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Alpha Hydrox 10% Enhanced Lotion Restore Younger Looking Skin Review

Alright ladies...the time has come!
We are all in denial!
Everyday we are aging...some more gracefully than others...
But, you can be one of the graceful ones with the help of Alpha Hydrox 10% Enhanced Lotion.

Don't worry...Alpha Hydrox 10% Enhanced Lotion is for all ages and varying skin types.  It can work for you.

This skin care product will continue to show results over time.  So the more you use it the better you skin will feel and look...so be ready for all the compliments you are going to be receiving!

Alpha Hydrox 10% Enhanced Lotion features AHAs (which is the initials for alpha hydroxy acids).  In case you have never heard of AHA...

AHA are all natural and found in foods like nuts, citrus fruits and sour milk.

The AHA used in the Alpha Hydrox I received to review is glycolic acid and it is made from natural sugarcane.

I have learned that AHA is actually an exfoliate.  So AHA helps get rid of the top layer of your dead skin cells.  Which leaves your newest healthiest skin on the surface.  Your skin will feel softer and smoother while staying plump and moist.

I know the thought of removing a layer of your dead skin cells can sound kind of painful and scary.  Not that case with Alpha Hydrox.  AHA's are gentler and less irritating to your skin that scrubs and dermabrasion.  Plus, AHA can be used up to twice a day.

I will tell you, when you first start using Alpha Hydrox expect a tingle on your skin for a minute or two.  I know I did.  It felt strange, but didn't hurt at all.  This tingle lets you know AHA is working.  But, it is normal for this tingling feeling only to happen the first few times you use Alpha Hydrox as you skin will adapt...but don't stress.  Even after repeated applications it will continue to work on your beautiful new skin. 

Just keep in mind your new skin will need to be protected from the sun, so wear sunscreen.  AHAs themselves don't make you more vulnerable to the sun, but the effect they have on the skin does.  But, we all know it is important to wear sunscreen everyday, anyway!

I love that Alpha Hydrox has the highest percentage of AHA available over the counter.  So you are getting all your monies worth.  And I was pleased to see how affordable Alpha Hydrox products are...under $20.  I have enjoyed using Alpha Hydrox and have noticed my skin feels more alive and looks so much younger.  My fine lines and wrinkles have diminished...I look like a well rested and younger me.  Thank you Alpha Hydrox.

If you are reading this review...tonight...Valentine's Day Night...there is still time to enter Alpha Hydrox's Facebook contest.  You can win a $500 cash card in this great Alpha Hydrox "Love Your Skin" Sweepstakes.  Just simply "like" Alpha Hydrox Skin Care and fill out the entry form on Facebook by midnight MST on February 14, 2013.

Don't forget you can also follower Alpha Hydrox on Twitter, too.

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.

Prograde Genesis Greens Supplement Givewaway / Review $79.95 Value

I am thrilled that Prograde has asked me to review and giveaway another one of their Dietary Supplements.

And just in case you missed reading my last review for Prograde's Fitness Workout Recovery Drink and Metabolism Supplement, let me tell you something about this high quality and excellent customer service orientated online business.

Prograde offers amazing and top quality nutritional supplements.  Yes, these supplements are of the highest quality so you do not have to worry about what you are paying for.  Plus you can take your time and browse through the Prograde website to find what will work best for your needs, with no pressure to buy like in other fitness stores.

Okay back to the product Prograde Genesis....

What is it exactly?  I had the same question.

Prograde Genesis is a Greens Supplement.  "GENESIS provides a delicious, convenient way to put out the fire of inflammation, while also keeping your blood sugar healthy and insulin function stable, your digestive tract healthy, and your immune system functioning at its best. In the process, it helps to keep you vital and strong enough to work, run, and play to your heart’s content and to look great while doing so. " (from Prograde's website)

Okay...don't start screaming and click out of this screen before you keep reading...Yes, I know the word Greens can be very scary and bring back thick, green gloppy nightmares!  I think at least a few of us have one of "those" stories. 

Prograde Genesis is very different...Please trust me.  They some how have managed to create a balance of flavors to make drinking your Greens a pleasant experience.

And each serving of Genesis only contains 20 calories if mixed with water...

Providing your body massive phytonutrient power (you would need to eat 5 to 6 servings of the best deep green leafy veggies and fruits to obtain this power included in one serving of Genesis)...and..."contains an outstanding Probiotic Blend that provides a plentiful supply of high quality, good bacteria"....and a healthy Fiber Blend which helps your immune system work properly.  The main ingredient in Prograde's fiber blend is Oat Beta-Glucan, which is a highly concentrated form of oat bran. It contains more beta-glucans than anything else on the planet, making it one of the most effective immune enhancers ever created.

Did you know Oat Beta-Glucan is recognized as a “super fiber” which enhances your healthy weight loss efforts and even helps you manage your appetite.

So have I changed you mind into trying Greens again?...but not any Greens....Prograde Genesis.

How about if I tell you Genesis is naturally flavored Lemon-Lime?  Well, it is and I know from mixing a pre-measured pack up in my blender bottle with nice ice cold water..Genesis is Lemon Lime flavored.

Genesis has a nice bright and tart taste that matches well with the natural Greens flavor profiles.  It is a little gritty at times, but I know what that grittiness is caused from and that is okay....

The slight grittiness is from Beta 1-4 linkages in the Oat Well 22 which makes the product less subtle in water...put some of the grittiness is partially responsible for the cholesterol lowering and satiety signaling benefits of Genesis.  If you are really sensitive to textures...let your mixed Genesis sit for a little bit..the glucomannan will start to firm up and suspend the grittiness a little so it may be easier to enjoy.

You can also try adding Genesis in your favorite juice for a more complex flavor profile.

I wanted to make sure I didn't forget to mention that Prograde Genesis is 100% Natural!  There are NO artificial colors, sweeteners or flavors. 
"Every Prograde product comes with a 60-day, 100% money-back guarantee. You've got nothing to lose (and everything to gain) by putting your trust in Prograde Nutrition!"

So who is ready to finally enjoy their Greens?  Win some for your self below..a $79.95 Value!!
Good Luck and Happy Health!

    *Prograde statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Prograde products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using Prograde products.**

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.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

nuNAAT NAAT Treatment Curly Hair Care collection Giveaway / Review $25 Value

Do you suffer from Naturally Curly Hair?

Or do I mean?.....Do you love your Naturally Curly Hair?
I think being fortunate to have curly hair can be a blessing and a curse.  I know I do have natural curl to my hair, but the longer it gets the straighter it becomes.  Even though my hair is fine..the extra weight really ways it down.  And when my hair is shorter the natural curl can at times be unmanageable and even unbearable.
I know the proper haircare products can make a HUGE difference in how my hair responds to day to day living.  So when I was given the opportunity to try out a curly hair care collection from nuNAAT, of course I said yes.  And better yet, nuNAAT has offered to give away the same products I received to one lucky person.  Don't forget to enter for your chance to be the lucky winner!
nuNaat Treatment - Great for Curly Hair - Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Mask and leave in conditioner.
Curly Hair products are created for people with curly hair who wear their hair curly for an increase in bounce and shine. Active natural ingredients include Cupuacu Butter, to provide superior moisturizing abilities, plus the strengthening properties of Keratin Protein.

It also helps to define your natural curls, but keeps them in check.  Bring life back into your dull dry hair!  And NO more frizz!
To be very honest...my most favorite thing about nuNAAT Curly Hair Treatments.....The amazing scent.  I feel like I am on a tropical island...and the scent remains all day.  Especially when I workout!  I LOVE IT!!

My most favorite product I received is the Hair Mask. 

It is so thick and provided my hair the moisture it was is need of.  It was simple to use and again smells so good!  All I had to do was leave it on my hair for 10 to 20 minutes and rinse out.  My hair thanks you nuNAAT.

The Shampoo was thin, but made a luxurious lather and was easy to rinse out.  The daily conditioner was also thin, but worked very well.  It felt like it totally rinsed out, yet left my hair feeling and looking healthy.

The Leave-in conditioner was simple and quick to apply to damp hair.  It made my hair much easy to handle and get through while styling.  And it didn't weigh it down.

I can't believe how much nuNAAT's Treatment for curly hair have helped my locks.  Look at my before and after...my hair is curly again!!


 So who wants to win the entire collection from nuNAAT for Curly Hair?

Enter 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.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

PupOLicious Make your own dog treats Giveaway / Review $9.95 Value

My dogs were excited!
My boys were excited!
I was excited!
But honest I don't know who was more excited my 4 year old son or our snack happy Lab!
Thank you PupOLicious for finding our blog Fishful Thinking and introducing us to your USA made dog treat mix...that we had the pleasure to personally bake with love for Radar and Lucky!
And guess what everyone???
One lucky person is going to win a Standard Dog Treat Kit (which includes a dry treat mix, dry icing mix, icing piping bag and a bone shaped cookie cutter) - a $9.95 Value...enter below for your chance to be the lucky winner.
Let me tell you a little bit about this great Made in the USA with Pride company and then I will share our fun experience creating this easy yet...according to my pups...delicious or should I say "PupOLicious" treats.
PupOLicious is an easy-to-make, Do It Yourself treat dog treat kit that you bake in your own oven at home.  I love how each kit comes with everything you need (except a small amount of oil and water) including treat mix, icing, cookie-cutter, and easy to follow instructions.  And they even offer a Dog Treat Package like the one we received that comes with a eco-friendly reusable and sealable container to store your homemade with love dog treats.
I do want to thank PupOLicious for creating this hands-on family fun experience on creating fresh dog treats that contain NO preservatives, NO added salt or sugar and it is even human grade!  Finally a dog treat company that understands our pets need to be treated like everyone else in our family.
Okay here are all the details and fun photos of my 4 year old son and I..Plus Lucky as you will see and our fun snowy Sunday creating our PupOLicious Wholesome Dog Treats.
Ready for our Dog Treat Making Adventure to start...and Lucky seemed to know about the magic that was going to happen.
Dumping in the pre-packed Treat Mix.
Fluffing up the mix.
Adding the water and oil...the only ingredients that you must provide yourself.
Mixing up the simply and easy ingredients with a fork.
All mixed up..now we have to wait 5 minutes...it was a long wait.
After I quickly and easily kneaded the dough it was time to roll it out on a floured or oiled surface...we used flour as you can see.  It rolled out super easy!
Then time to cut out our dog treats with the provided cute little dog bone cutter.  I couldn't believe the amount of treats this easy and wholesome kit made.
 Placed our perfectly sized treats on a pan to go into the oven. As you can see Lucky was wishing they were already done.
Look at our beautiful and handmade PupOLicious Treats (we didn't use the frosting).
Enter for you chance to win!!

PupOLicious – The dog treat you bake with love!
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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, February 4, 2013

SHMILY coins - Perfect Valentine's Day Addition

Are you looking for that certain sometime to make Valentine's Day Extra Special without breaking your budget? Or how about an affordable way to show your Love...to your favorite soldier over seas or stateside..children going away to camp or even to college...a lunchbox pick me up...wedding favors..when away for your significant other....The loving possibilities are endless, like your love! 

SHMILY is on Facebook and Twitter

Why such a name for a heart warming wooden coin?

S - See
H - How
M - Much
I - I
L - Love
Y - You

The SHMILY Story behind each wooden coin brought tears to my eyes, especially being a cancer survivor myself and a wife and mother.  You can read exactly what I am talking about right here.

SHMILY coins are a simple reminder of each other's love.  I will never forgot the first time I tucked a SHMILY coin in my husband's lunch box.  It was a great and unexpected embrace while we were apart.

I also placed s SHMILY coin in my son's pocket before he went to school...as he was having a difficult morning...it quickly turned everything around.  I can't wait to see when SHMILY is going to surface again.
Now that I have started the SHMILY tradition...I can't imagine our family life without it. 
 Get you SHMILY Coins today!
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free sample 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 or in return for the free product.