Friday, May 31, 2013

Firmoo Glasses and June Classic and Chic Models - Free for New Customers!

Disclaimer: Firmoo provided me with a free sample of their product to review and compensation, 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.

 

Boy how time flies. It has almost been a year since I first found out about Firmoo and received my first pair of prescription eyeglass for free to review.  I can't believe how often Firmoo updates their affordable styles.  It just amazes me.  They always seem to be on the of the fashion trends.

 

Firmoo June Classic & Chic Models -Free for New Customers

 
Hi everyone!  I have some exciting new from one of my favorite eye glass companies. Firmoo has updated their New Arrivals for June. These new arrivals are available for Firmoo First-Pair-Free-Program. So what does that mean?  It means, now you may have the chance to get yours for FREE!
 
Look at all these stylish and affordable eyeglass frames that Firmoo carries!
 
Oversize frame:
 
Oversized glasses have won wide following and endorsement from celebrities due to their flamboyant and bold impression. The large frames and sleek lenses make that superstar vibe instantly as you put them on. If you want to have a new look, oversized frames definitely worth a try.
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Rectangle frame:
 
Rectangular glasses are the most common style you can see on the street. For a simple look, you can never go wrong with a pair of rectangular framed glasses. They are of traditional style, very charming. Sleek and slim rims outline a precise profile.
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glasses
Vintage style:
 
We are always fond of wearing stylish and chic glasses but we often ignore one particular type-vintage glass. Sometimes it's just so cool to go back in time and have a feel of what fashion was wayback. They are also the perfect way to complete your vintage outfit.
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Nerdy style:
 
A medium sized, round eye frame shows a charmingly studious look. If you want that geeky or school girl type of look, then take a look at the below nerdy style, though simple, these are very stylish and classic too.
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Still not sure that eyewear can be fashionable? Then check out how some of these fashionistas style them:
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(The above model photos are all derived from Firmoo+.)
 
Are you a new Customer? If you are, check out more products for your first free pair at Firmoo right now! You just need to pay shipping. First come, first served! (Simply clicking "LUCKY DRAW" on this page, you may even get a totally free pair including shipping free.)
 
About Firmoo
Firmoo is the World's Most Popular Online Eyeglasses Store. We have always been committed ourselves to offering customers the best quality products at the most affordable prices which start at 8 dollars- 80%-90% lower compared to that in local store.

I would love to know which pair of Firmoo eyeglasses you can't live without for the month of June.  Leave me a blog post comment and share.  I think my new favorite style is the Rectangle frame.  I wonder if they will work with the size of my face?  Ummmm.  I might have to order a pair and find out.

Disclaimer: Firmoo provided me with a free sample of their product to review and compensation, 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, May 30, 2013

Teas' Tea Plus Half and Half Jucie Tea Blend Review


 
I am thrilled to share with everyone a great New....just in time for the hot summer months!!....product line from:
 
Teas' Tea 
 
It is called Teas' Tea Plus (and I received free product to help with my review)

This New line is All Natural and is half and HALF.  What I am trying to say each refreshing bottle is 1/2 tea and 1/2 fruit.  And I also noted about 1/2 the calories of other drink blends.  As a serving is only 50 calories!
 
Each of the five different varieties are crafted using the finest green tea leaves and only slightly sweetened with a hint of Stevia.  Each bottle is then infused with natural fruit concentrate to balance the blend to create a perfect 1/2 and 1/2 flavor.
 
I received a free bottle of Green Tea with Grape and Green Tea with Lemonade.  I am in love.  I enjoyed each bottle down to the last drops.  The flavor balance was perfection!!  I was able to taste the natural green tea but it was blended perfectly with the fruit juices.  It was so light and refreshing.  Especially on a warm day.

After my very positive experience with these two flavors, I can't wait to find and try the Teas' Tea Plus Green Tea and Green Apple, Green Tea and Peach, Green Tea and Acerola Cherry and Green Tea and Coconut.  Each bottle suggested retail value is only a $1.99 a bottle (16.9 FL OZ).  Typically Teas' Tea products are sold at select Whole Foods, Wegmans and specialty grocery stores.  And if you are like me and live in the middle of nowhere you can also purchase Teas' Tea online through Amazon.com and/or Teastea.com.
 
I like love how Teas' Tea constantly incorporates quality Green Tea into their products.  It has long been thought that Green Tea has potential health benefits from cancer prevention, heart health prevention, blood oxidation, immune system booster, weight loss aid and more.
 
If you are wanting to think outside the box, you can take your Teas' Tea Plus half & Half to the next level this summer.  You can make Summer Champagne Cocktails or just add a little fizz.

Just chill your favorite champagne and add a splash or two of your favorite half & half Teas' Tea.  You can even pour Teas' Tea half and half in ice cube trays and freeze.  What a great way to add something special to your favorite drink.  And like I said before if you want your half & half a little fizzy, simply mix your half and half with some seltzer or tonic water.  Add a slice or two of lemon for the summer look and added zip.

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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.

EpiCor All Natural Immune Booster Review

Disclaimer EpiCor provided me with free samples of their product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.
 
  I know Spring has officially sprung and as the weather warms up our thoughts turn to fun summer activities.  We leave behind all the winter blahs and germs, right?

Well......

Just because the weather is warming up, doesn't mean the germs burn up when they see the nice warm and at times hot sunshine. We all don't want to admit we are human and our bodies do get run down for many reasons.  Reasons like not getting enough sleep, poor hygiene, unhealthy eating, stress...etc.... 

So why not take a personal inventory of our life and lifestyles this spring, leading into summer.  I like to think of this like Spring cleaning around our house and yard.  In with the new and out with the old and broken things. 

So what new things can I add to my daily routine to help make my spring and summer move along more smoothly with all the added bumps and lumps? 

Well, thanks to the opportunity I was recently blessed with...one of my new things I have added to my daily routine this spring is one easy to take dietary supplement capsule.

Are you asking what kind of capsule would she be taking?  She is so fitness and family oriented.  What extra does she need? Well, I found out I need to take EpiCor

EpiCor is a revolutionary dietary supplement.  If it is taken daily (just one simple capsule) works to support health by balancing the body's immune response.  This has been researched to be safe and effective and there is nothing like it on the market today (Not evaluated by the FDA.)

Look at the great free samples I received from EpiCor.
EpiCor is made of a complex blend of metabolies, vitamins, minerals amino acids and antioxidants.  Recent human clinical studies have shown EpiCor reduces the frequency and duration of colds and flu symptoms - but better yet being spring time - its has also shown a reduction of the common symptoms associated with seasonal allergies!! (Not evaluated by the FDA). So far my experience with EpiCor has been positive.  I have remained healthy since using it and my seasonal allergies do not seem as severe this year.
I feel safe using EpiCor especially since it is:

Non-toxic
Free of know contraindications
Non-mutagenic

Learn more about EpiCor via:

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

Enter to #Win a Goodie Bag Press4Kids, News-O-Matic Educational News app for Children


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

As a mother of 3 young boys, I am always on the quest to try to protect them from all the harm and evil in the world.  It concerns me even watching the news on the television or listening to the radio news with my boys around.  They hear such terrible things and the positive stories most of the time play such a minimal role that they are missed. 
 
So after the Boston Marathon Tragedy I received an email about a website called Press4Kids which has developed News-O-Matic. 
 
News-O-Matic is an educational news app that covers breaking news, sports, science and so much more in a kid friendly way.  What a godsend, especially as the devastating tornadoes that recently hit Oklahoma.
 
How do you address these current issues, with out traumatizing your own children.  I know personally my boys had a ton of questions after the Boston Marathon incident and the terrible tornadoes.  That is where Press4Kids can help a parent address these issues in a child friendly way.  
 
Dr. Phyllis Ohr a Child Psychologist from Press4Kids has shared so many great tips to help address news issues with children and I am going to list a few of them here.

"When the event does not personally affect the child, reassure them
that everything is okay with the people they love and that nothing has changed
for them.


Begin by giving the child a brief synopsis of what happened by using age
appropriate language. Ask if there is something they want to know more about or
if they need something explained further. If so, stick to pointedly answering
their question or clarifying. Do not add on or digress.


If they are upset but don't want to talk, suggest a fun activity for
distraction or help them use calming skills like playing, drawing a picture or
writing a story. These activities help release any upset feelings and make
children feel better."

Back to News-O-Matic...

It is targeted for kids ages 7 to10 (which is perfect as two of my boys are in this age range).  News-O-Matic is a week day newspaper application.  Each day features 5 daily stories, detailed images, videos, illustrations, maps, time lines and games.

My boys love interacting with the Editor-in-Chief by rating the stories they are reading and even asking questions or sharing their opinions about current topics (this feature is in the "News Room" section of the app).

As a parent I love being able to give my boys a news experience that is child friendly and interactive.  They become knowledgeable and want to share this information with others.  It truly strikes a passion in them to learn and they look forward to reading the days next headlines on News-O-Matic. 

Before installing the app, you do need the i-Tunes app.

Learn more about Press4Kids and News-O-Matic via social media:

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Twitter

 

Want to win the same prize pack I will be receiving for my review?  This prize pack contains:



A News-O-Matic goodie bag, featuring a $10 iTunes gift card, backpack, hats,
water bottles and an iPad screen cleaner.


Enter below for you chance to win and good luck!



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

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Good Hands for the Good Life #GoodLife

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

Boy, doesn’t it feel like sometimes it is a challenge to find the positive in the world around us today?  I totally understand how fear and doubt can at times over take our thoughts and actions.  But, let’s put a stop to that all right now!

Like Allstate new brand vision states, “Good Hands for the Good Life”. (Allstate Good Life)  So close your eyes and think of five positive things that have happened over your lifetime.  Yes, I said three!  That shouldn’t be so hard.  And I will even join you.  Okay, my eyes are closed…are yours?

Here are my first three that came right to my mind and it seems like they all revolve around family.

1) Being a Cervical Cancer Survivor and along with that having a beautiful 3rd son to show for my triumph over the beast!

2) Being able to give birth to 3 beautiful sons.

3) Having amazing training with my job that helped me in a high stress situation and come home alive to my family.

Well, along with my three positives that happened over my life, each involved a moment or more of stress, fear and anxiety.  But, look all of it turned into fond and accomplished memories.

So take the time to look at the simple events in daily life and enjoy them for what they are.  We all need to take inventory and put things in perspective.  I think once we get to the step in our lives, we will all be better for those little moments. 

You, know the moments when you wake up to your child telling you they love you.  Or how about fixing your partner their favorite meal and watching the joy it creates on their face?  I like how Allstate, which is an insurance company works everyday to help people like you and I create more good in our lives.  Yet, Allstate is there to help take care of the bad when in shows its ugly head.

I would love to hear about your three positive things that have happened over your lifetime.  And even better, how about those little moments throughout your day that make you slow down and really appreciate what you have. photo allstatelogo_300x60_zps5487a605.jpg

 

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Sambazon Organic Juices and Smoothies Healthy Giveaway / Review $45 Value #momsmeet

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer.  AS a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion of my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflected the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

Sambazon Organic Smoothies
No need to bless me (I am laughing out loud!)....I did not sneeze!!!

Sambazon is a great Organic company who offers a full range of fresh and organic smoothies, juices and frozen products.  Sambazon uses unique, fresh and premium whole food Amazon plants and fruits to create their healthful offerings.  By using these premium whole foods the highest bio-available nutrition is achieved.

I love that Sambazon is both Organic and Fair Trade Certified.  They help support 2 million acres of the Amazon Rainforest and over 10,000 family farmers.  A true to their roots company who supports the social well-being and environmental of the Brazilian Amazon and its people.  How refreshing and pure is that?  Well, it is and that is why I need to find the words to help share my experiences of the great selection from #momsmeet of Sambazon Smoothies and one Organic Super Juice I received for free to help with my review.

I also was given a great and useful wooden bowl and spoon.
Sambazon Engery Organic Drink

(Keep an eye out on how you can enter to win a great prize pack from Sambazon!!!)
 
I want to share a few more facts about Sambazon Organic Smoothies and Juices before I share what my personal experiences were.
 
* Sambazon smoothies and juices are made with the finest organic Amazon Superfoods....like Acai, Acerola and Yerba Mate.
 
* Sambazon juices and smoothies are available for purchase (use the Sambazon store finder to locate a retailer close to you) in 10 different flavor varieties.  Each are packed with antioxidants and healthy omega 3-6-9s.
 
* Each bottle of Sambazon Superfood juice retails for around $2.99 a bottle.
 
So now on to my personal experiences with Sambazon.
 
My favorite with the Sambazon Organic Blended Breakfast Smoothie which contained Strawberries, Bananas, Chia, and Ancient Grains.  This was just like Breakfast in a bottle and very filling.  No wonder it is filling.  Each serving contains 4 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.  Don't worry about the grains...this smoothie was nice and smooth in texture.  It was enjoyable to drink.
 
My one complaint is that each bottle of Sambazon I received was slightly over one serving.  So make sure if you are watching your calories to add in an additional .3 serving of calories.  I just wish Sambazon would consider a bottle a full serving and adjust their labels to show the nutritional facts per full bottle.
 
The Sambazon Protein Super Smoothie contained Chocolate, Almond and Coconut Milk.  And I was shocked to learn each bottle of this variety contains over 90 Acai berries.  This smoothie can help build lean muscle and fuel your body with 8 grams of protein per serving and 2 grams of fiber.  I found this was great to use in the morning after my workout.  It was a healthy way to start my day and help my muscles + serve as a light breakfast too.  This smoothie reminded me of gourmet chocolate milk.   
 
Samazon SuperGreens Kale and Ginger Smoothie was not one of my favorites.  But, I think that is just my taste buds.  I am not a huge greens drinker, so don't let my opinion stop you from trying this Superfood beverage.  Each serving delivers 25X the powerful green phytonutrients of wheat grass!
 
I was so excited to enjoy a drink of the Sambazon Energy Mocha Java. It had the consistency of chocolate milk, but was disappointing. I couldn't get over the raw flavor. I think maybe this smoothie could grow on you, but I just couldn't do it.
 
 
The Samazon Energy Acai berry, yerba mate and guarana Super Juice is a potent blend.  I say potent as each bottle contains 50mg of organic caffeine.  So it is a great pick me up.  I enjoyed the fruit flavors and it did not leave an after taste.
 
 
Who wants to win this Sambazon Prize valued at $45 - which includes:
 
3 Free Product Vouchers, wooden bowl and wooden spoon.
 
Enter below for your chance to win and Good Luck.  Here's to your health!!!
 
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Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Momm Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. AS a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion of my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflected the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

Monday, May 27, 2013

NEW PROBAR CORE Protein Bars and Meal-Bar Fitness Giveaway and Review


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


I BIG SHOUT OUT to PROBAR!!!


Thank you for creating NEW Products for 2013!  And Just in time for Spring and Summer to kick into full swing.  And what a great and tasty way to get the necessary and balanced nutrition to help me maintain my huge weight loss (over 50 pounds now!) that started almost a year ago.

I was so thrilled to be given the opportunity to review and giveaway two of the NEW PROBAR product lines....including the CORE Protein Bars and new flavors of the PROBAR Meal-Bars.

Look at the HUGE free selection I received to help with my honest review!  
PROBAR Meal-Bar and CORE Bars

I can't wait to see what the winner will receive from PROBAR.  I guess who ever the lucky winner is will get a surprise from PROBAR in the mail!

In the past I have reviewed PROBAR products including Fruition Bars.  Just in case you missed that post.  Here is a little about PROBAR.  Everything they make is 100% Vegan and made with all-natural ingredients.  And most of the all-natural ingredients are raw or as PROBAR says..."Simply Real".  

It seems like I typically eat at least 8 protein bars a week.  Protein bars have become a meal replacement for me and sometime a hearty snack, when I need the extra calories.  

Let me tell you after enjoying my 1st CORE Protein Bar (the Cookie Dough variety)...I felt so guilty....at first.  
CORE PROBAR Protein Bar Cookie Dough

Really!  I did!  It tricked me into thinking I was enjoying an unhealthy candy bar.  CORE Protein Bars are out of this world!  I actually have nothing negative to say about this indulgent chocolate coated protein bar which is packed full of 20 grams of healthy plant protein.  And not only does each CORE Protein Bar contain plant protein, they also contain chia seeds.  Chia seeds are suppose to help with hydration and recovery too.

Typically a CORE Protein Bar will cost around $2.99 a bar.  And it is worth every last penny!  CORE Protein Bars can be purchase directly from PROBAR.  



And CORE PROBAR's are available in four flavors including:
CORE Protein Bars PROBAR
Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Mint Chocolate and Brownie Crisp.  This truly is like enjoying a candy bar but only better, more filling and healthy!  
I love the chocolate coating and the inside is soft, yet crunchy and enjoyable.  You will forget it is a protein bar!  Enjoy...to your health!!

PROBAR Meal-Bars have been around for awhile, but they have expanded their line to include 4 new flavors: Chocolate Coconut, Mint Chocolate, Oatmeal Raisin and Super Berry & Greens. Also other flavors included for sale on the PROBAR site for approximately $3.29 a bar are:

Original Blend, Whole Berry Blast, Superfood Slam, Koka Moka, Superfruit Slam, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate and Peanut Butter.  





PROBAR Meal Bar Original Blend
The Original Blend PROBAR Meal-Bar was so sweet, sticky and chewy.  It was a delight to replace a meal with this treat.  It was packed full of fruits, nuts and whole grains.  The portion size was a little small at 3oz, but it is full of everything you need so make sure you don't eat more then one as a meal replacement, as you might be tempted.  Each bar contains around 370 Calories.

The Koka Moka PROBAR Meal Bar.....
PROBAR Meal Bar Koka Moka
Is any chocolate and coffee lovers dream come true.  It is also very moist and chewy.  The chocolate is strong like a good cup of dark Joe and the coffee flavor permeates every bite.  This bar is not for the faint of heart...it is a die hard coffee and chocolate lovers need! 

The last PROBAR Meal-Bar I am going to feature is the Superfruit Slam!


PROBAR MealBare Superfruit Slam

What can I say....but fruit, fruit and more delicious moist fruit with every bite!!!  

I think the best part of the PROBAR Meal bars are that they give you plenty of clean burning natural energy to get you through your day without hunger!



PROBAR has offered a special one-time discount to ALL my readers… So head on over to TheProBar shop and enter code:  “BLOGGER” at checkout and they’ll get 40% off your first order :)
So who wants to win an amazing prize pack from PROBAR?  Well, then enter below for your chance to win and Good Luck!!

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

Rollie Eggmaster Vertical Healthy Grill Egg Cooker Giveaway and Review $39.98 Total Value


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


Oh the "Eggsitement" around our house has been crazy!!!  It has been this way for about two weeks now, thanks to the free Rollie Vertical Grill and bonus items we recieved to review (and Give one Away to a lucky person!)

Check out what came with our Rollie Vertical Grill:
Rollie Vertical Egg Grill
 
Of course the Rollie Vertical Grill and 5 skewers and 1 cleaning brush and 1 packing tool, plus a Recipe Guide (Total Value only $29.99 plus $9.99 P and H)  You can purchase your own Rollie right now instead of waiting to see if you are going to be the lucky winner.

Okay, I am sure you are asking yourself...What the Heck is a Rollie?

Here is the description direct from the instruction and recipe book I recieved "The Rollie Grill is an easy and simple appliance to use.  The unique design cooks food with minimum counter space requirements and has the ability to be used almost anywhere.  The Rollie Grill can cook eggs and other foods in a unique variety of ways, making it a great companion for breakfast or healthy snacks."

I must say my boys couldn't wait to try out this fun and new way to cook at our house.
Rollie Grill

I first read and followed the simple instructions.  I had to remove all the protective packaging and plug our Rollie in and let it heat for at least 10 minutes and then clean the Rollie. (No assembly required!)  Which I might add...was very, simple and easy.  First make sure the Rollie is cooled down.  Wipe the out side of the Rollie with a damp cloth.  Then wet the Rollie brush which is included (looks like a baby bottle brush) and put a little dish soap on in.  Then clean the inside of the Rollie.  Just make sure not to submerge the Rollie in water!!

Just spray the Rollie with cooking spray, each and every time it is used!  Then get busy making fun and delicious vertical food!!

The power light is red and the temperature light is green. 

The red light will turn on when the Rollie Grill is plugged in and the green when it is ready to start cooking.

I think the simplest way to use the Rollie is with eggs.  The Rollie chamber can cook up to 2 large eggs at a time.
Rollie Grill Eggmaster

Just crack the eggs into the cooking sprayed, preheated Rollie....

And let the Rollie start the vertical cooking....I will be sharing photos of a Rollie recipe creation we enjoy that includes using two eggs cracked into the Rollie with some bacon bits.
Rollie Grill Egg Master

I inserted one of the included cooking skewers half way through the approximately 6 minute cooking cycle.  It makes getting the Rollie Grill Eggs out of the appliance, much easier.
Rollie Grill EggMaster

And then it continues to cook and "magically rise from the cooking chamber....

Make sure you are close by and watching otherwise the Rollie creation will rise and break off.
My boys enjoy their Rollie eggs well done so I now reinsert the Rollie eggs upside down in the cooking chamber for additional cooking.

There are so many different ways to utilize your Rollie and the recipe book included gives many ideas.

I love the Vegetable EggRollie Recipe.  All you do is start by spraying the cooking chamber with non-stick spray.  In a bowl mix together 1/4 cup of thinly sliced cabbage, 1/4 cup of matchstick cut carrots, 1/4 teaspoon minced ginger and 1 teaspoon of oyster sauce.  Take this mixture and roll it into a wonton wrapper and place it into the Rollie cooking chamber.  Cook the EggRollie for 6 to 8 minutes and enjoy with your favorite soy sauce.

I had to share this picture of the typical start of our morning around our Rollie. 
One just waking up and one of my other boy's waiting for his breakfast Rollie.

So how are you going to start your Rollie morning if you are the winner?  Enter for your chance below to win!

Don't forget that Rollie and the creators of the Rollie, Kalorik are on Facebook and Twitter.

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