Thursday, October 31, 2013

Werther's Original Caramel #Popcorn Munch 'n Movie Party! #WerthersCaramel

"I received free Werther's Original products in order to host the Werther's Original sponsored MommyParty. The opinions expressed here are my own."

Party on!!!!

It's a Werther's Original Caramel Popcorn "Munch 'n Movie" time thanks to MommyParty.

First of all the amazing party kit that arrived contained everything I needed to host an fantastic and tasty party!

Check it out!



We are huge Werther's Original Fans at our home, but didn't even know they now make Caramel Popcorn.  So what a great idea...sample some Werther's Original Caramel Corn with family and friends and enjoy a great movie.

We received a DVD of the Soul Surfer movie.  Soul Surfer had been on our "to watch" list. 

So I had to get all the plans in place for a great party.  I will admit I did have to sneak a taste of the Werther's Original Caramel Corn before the party.

And the "sneak a taste" turned into finishing off an entire bag.  It was amazing!  I loved the flavor and the crunchy but not sticky Caramel Corn.  Werther's had outdone themselves by taking their famous caramel and transforming it in a gourmet snack food. 

The party kit had some great party menu ideas that incorporated the Werther's Original Caramel Popcorn.  Recipes like Chocolate Caramel Clusters and even a Caramel Popcorn Snack Mix.  These recipes were so simple.  But, I must confess I couldn't bring myself to use this amazingly flavorful and delicious caramel treat in a recipe.   

I am sure the Caramel Popcorn Snack Mix would be delicious.  And maybe you would like to give it a try.  If so here is the recipe, thanks to Werther's Original.

8 cups of Werther's Original Caramel Popcorn
3 cups crispy rice cereal
2 cups mini pretzel twists
1 cup walnut or pecan halves
1 cup hard-shelled, candy coated chocolates

Just mix it all up in a bowl and serve!

We had so many bags of the caramel popcorn I was able to give some away as door prizes during our Munch 'n Movie Party.

The day of our party, the excitement was contagious.  Everyone couldn't wait to sample the Werther's Original Caramel Popcorn and enjoy a family friendly movie.

And let me tell you, the Caramel Popcorn was a huge success.  The biggest problem it this caramel popcorn hasn't made it into our stores yet.  So now all of my guests are needing to get their Werther's Original fix but will have to wait.  It was great to see others fall in love with this gourmet flavored snack.

I encouraged my guests and I will also encourage you to visit www.WerthersCaramelShoppe.com for recipes, exclusive savings and information about Werther's Original Caramel Popcorn. 

And the movie....Soul Surfer was excellent. 

If you are not familiar with Soul Surfer here is a little background.  It is true story about a teen surfer named Bethany Hamilton.  She lost her arm in a shark attack and overcame all odds to become a champion again.    

Thank you MommyParties and Werther's Original for an amazing party and delicious treats!

"I received free Werther's Original products in order to host the Werther's Original sponsored MommyParty. The opinions expressed here are my own."

 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy Halloween! Make sure to have Crest and Oral-B on hand to combat the Sweets

This post was created in partnership with Crest & Oral-B as part of the #SweetHalloween Program.
 
Yes, it is almost Halloween and my boys can't wait to get dressed up and go collect their treasure.....arg  Candy and more Candy!
 
And along with all the candy we have a family tradition.  Once we arrive home cold, tired and on a sugary high; we sit down for a bowl of homemade chili and a cinnamon roll.  It is delicious and I can't wait for Halloween to arrive again.
 
But, as a parent I must take off my costume and show my true colors as a Mom.  I have to make sure my boys teeth get a good brushing and a lot of care after enjoying all their Halloween treats.
 
As I think we all know if veggies and fruit were handed out for Trick or Treating snacks...us Moms maybe happy...but what about our kids?
 
 
We love to use a combination of Crest and Oral-B products to help scare away the candy monsters from our boys teeth.

You can also be part of the scare team with Crest and Oral-B.  And the best part is you can download some coupons and save money right here on the coupon page.

If you want to check out some other very useful oral care suggestions and products don't forget to check out the Pro-Health Website.

And don't forget to visit your dentist to help keep the tooth decay it check.

Now....Happy Halloween!!!

Disclaimer: I was provided a free products for my opinion and sharing about Crest and Oral-B and I was under no obligation to do this it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive experience in return for the free products.
 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ettitude Bamboo Men's and Women's T-shirt Giveaway / Review $52.90 Total Value


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.

A comfortable and perfect fitting t-shirt made from bamboo?

It is possible?  Have you heard of bamboo being used to make a shirt?

I know I hadn't, but now that I have been giving the opportunity to try one on for myself and give one away (enter below)...I am a believe that bamboo is a perfect material to use when creating a t-shirt.

It makes me think - "Eco Living Made Easy".  And how perfect is that as bamboo t-shirt I am talking about is made by Ettitude and that is one of their phrases.
Ettitude is able to great amazing apparel and more with the help of bamboo.  Did you know that bamboo is a renewable resource?  Well, it is. 

Ettitude now offers a great bamboo crew neck t-shirt for men and a bamboo crew neck t-shirt for women.  But if crew necks are not your style the also offer v-necks.  They use eco friendly fabric that is made from 95% bamboo.  Don't worry and think that bamboo must mean for a scratching and uncomfortable shirt.  Actually bamboo fibers have natural properties that are ideal for wicking sweat away from your skin and even keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.   

So what did I think about the eco-friendly shirt I received?  I love it!  I was surprised how soft and silky the Ettitude bamboo shirt was.  My skin is sensitive and it felt great on and looked even better.

The fabric has a slight stretchiness to it as it is also made for 5% spandex.  I ordered a size larger than I typically wear and I was glad I did.  As I found the t-shirt is a little form fitting in a good way and if you want it too look like one of your typical shirts you wear - a size bigger may make you enjoy the fit better.
I loved how my shirt arrived and the 100% recyclable paper envelope it arrived it.


I am sure your and your spouse can find the perfect Ettitude bamboo t-shirt to fall in love with.  They do offer men's and women's shirts in sized from XS to XXL.  Even crew neck style or v neck.  And so many colors....white, black, blue, sage and dusk.

If you want to learn more about Ettitude check out their eco friendly social media sites:

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
YouTube
Pinterest

So who wants to win a Men's and Women's Ettitude Bamboo T-shirt?  If you win you can pick if you want a crew or v-neck, size and color!  What a huge Giveaway just in time for the Holidays!  Total value is $52.90!!!

So what are you waiting for enter below and see if you are the winner!  Good Luck and stay Eco-Friendly!
 
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, October 20, 2013

ADEG All Day Energy Greens "The Green Drink" Review

Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample of this 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 and compensation.



It is true!!

Just one single serve packet of All Day Energy Greens (ADEG) exceeds the equivalent of 5 servings of Fruits and Veggies!



I can't get over that something so simple to mix up and enjoy can have such huge benefits.  I was provided a free two week sample of ADEG and learned first hand how to make this green drink and reap the benefits.

First a little bit on how to mix and drink ADEG.  It is suggested to mix one packet with 6 to 8 oz. of water, juice or even in your favorite smoothie.

I tried it with water first and I was pleased on how well it dissolved in the water.  It made for a nice refreshing and earthy smooth textured energy drink.

Since I drank my All Day Energy Greens in the morning, I also loved to add it to a nice cold glass of orange juice.  The combination really worked out well.  And started my mornings out on the right foot.  I could feel the instant energy boost that got me through even the busiest day. 

I think the reason my energy level was instant after drinking ADEG (but without jittery side effects) is that the way these greens are combined make it easy to digest.  So, where All Day Energy Greens digest easily, it allows your body to absorb all the minerals and vitamins easily to get you going and going and going through your day.

I am still in awe after I researched All Day Energy Greens and learned what it provides your body in a simple drink.  ADEG provides 37 times the calcium, more than 2 times the magnesium, 4 times the iron and almost 25 times the potassium of wheat per serving.  As a woman and a woman that workouts all the time....all these features are perfect for my body and keeping me on the right track for success.

And the specifics listed above don't even began to touch all the amazing components of All Day Energy Greens.  Just to explain briefly, ADEG has 38 natural superfoods in high-octane drink!

So what are you waiting for? You need to make the choice today to get the energy and health benefits for a simple glass of All Day Energy Greens.  It has made a huge difference in my life and energy level.

Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample of this 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 and compensation.



 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Giveaway A Box of PROBAR CORE Protein bars to Celebrate Non-GMO Month

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.


What does the month of October make you think of?

Let me guess?

Halloween or Autumn or Government Shut Down.

Well, you need to be thinking about and celebrating Non-GMO Month every October!

Non-GMO Month was created by a non-profit consumer advocacy group called the Non-GMO Project back in 2010.  They wanted to raise awareness on the GMO issue.  And if you have heard the term GMO but really don't know what it means....here is what GMO stands for...Genetically Modified Organisms. 

How is something modified to become a GMO product?  One way is through genetically modified crops within our food system.  Did you know that over 90% of national soybean and corn crops are GMO.

The GMO issue affects all of us and it is concerning how little is know about GMO products and which products are Non-GMO.  As consumers I feel we need to demand national labeling for GMO products.  That way we all can make educated decisions on the food we feed our children, families and ourselves.

Speaking of making educated decisions...here is some facts for thought...with Halloween right around the corner...
 
Top 10 Most Common GMO Ingredients in Halloween Candy
 
1. Sugar (GMO sugar beets)

2. High fructose corn syrup (GMO corn)

3. Corn starch (GMO corn)

4. Soy lecithin (GMO soy)

5. Soy bean oil (GMO soy)

6. Modified food starch (GMO corn)

7. Fructose, dextrose, glucose (GMO corn)

8. Cotton seed oil (GMO cotton)

9. Canola oil (GMO canola)

10. “Other” ingredients: isolates, isoflavones, food starch, vegetable oil

So......

Help me celebrate this special Non-GMO Month with the assistance of PROBAR

PROBAR is committed to healthy all natural snacks and meal replacements.  And PROBAR is proud to be a Platinum sponsor of Non-GMO Month.

I have worked with PROBAR in the past and have fell in love with their variety of Non-GMO offerings....PROBAR has given me the chance to giveaway one box of my favorite PROBAR product.  And hands down that is their PROBAR CORE protein bars.  They are delicious and full of protein to keep you satisfied in a healthy way.

So enter below to win your own box of PROBAR CORE protein bars and celebrate Non-GMO Month.

Good luck and Healthy Eating.

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. 




Friday, October 18, 2013

Join invino inclub and enjoy Private Access for Wine Lovers just in time for the Holidays

*Sponsored post by invino

With the weather turning colder, I long for the cool nights around a warm fire and a nice glass of wine.  But, being from a small town it seems like our wine selection many times leaves a lot of room for improvement.

And not only does our local limited wine selection make it challenging to relax around a cozy fire; it makes it difficult to properly entertain guests over the many months long holiday season.

That is why I am so excited to try out a state of the art wine club.  A wine club that uses algorithm-based selections so your wine shipments will meet your individual tastes (palates).

This online venture is from invino, which is a flagship property of Good Company Wines.  invino has created a wine club called inclub.
inclub allows members to choose the frequency, amount and the quality of wines that will be shipped directly to them.  And the best part is as a member you can manage your preferences whenever you wish. 

I just realized I don't think I explained the whole wine club algorithm-based selections that inclub is famous for.  If you are like me, the first time I read that....I was asking myself what that meant.  Well, let me shed a little light on the whole algorithm question. 

invino developed hundreds of meta-data points that personally creates palate settings for each and every member.  The co-founder and CEO Tony Westfall has stated, "This is the first and only 100% customized club that has a Palate Guarantee™.  It's the wine club for the modern enthusiast: personalized and effortless."

I love all the options that the inclub has for its members.  Options that allow for specific focus on collectors' wines, everyday Californians, bold reds, or artisan wines.  And you can even customize your wine choices more so.  Don't worry about trying new wines as the Palate Guarantee™ ensures members will like the wines they receive.  So what are you waiting for?  You have nothing to lose and only fine enjoyment to find thanks to inclub.



Join the invino inclub today so you are ready for your next holiday gathering or date around the fire this Autumn.  Your wine shipment will certainly create a long lasting memory.  And remember that invino partners with hundreds of wine labels around the world.  These labels vary greatly from the under the radar products to the very well known.  These chose wines are sourced by a panel of experts and are offered to inclub members at preferred pricing.

So Happy Holidays and don't forget your wine from invino and the inclub.

*Sponsored post by invino 


Thursday, October 17, 2013

How are you going to get your Holiday Gifts Delivered? How about a White Glove Delivery Service?

*sponsored via Pronto Delivery

I know it isn't even Halloween yet; but I am such a planner.  I plan out everything which in turn makes the Holidays at our house go so much smoother.  I take the credit for the smooth flow of events as I leave nothing to chance.

I have already started to compile the long list of ingredients I need to make all my Holiday goodies.  And if any of you have followed my blog for awhile, you know how much baking I do.  I feel like I am possessed by Julia Child's and any free moment is spent in the the kitchen.  In the kitchen creating family favorites and trying out new recipes.  

I seriously make over 12 different types of holiday treats.  I know it sounds little overboard doesn't it?  But, not really.  After the flour has settled in the kitchen and the oven is finally given a rest; it is time to put together goodie baskets of all my homemade treats and a few personal extras.  

I smile after everything is packaged and relish in the fact that my handmade treats are going to cause excitement and enjoy for so many of our dear family and friends.  But, then my smile turns towards my busy family.  Now it is time to get start delivering all the handmade gifts. 

Let me share from personal experience; my family loves eating and sampling all my baked goods.  But, they detest the thought of being in the car for hours and hours making many different deliveries all over town.

So this year I am thinking outside the gift box.  I was considering using a white glove delivery service to help with at least some of the many deliveries that need to be made safely and professionally. 

I know that a quick and efficient drop off of my kitchen love at many of my friends doorsteps will make for a memorable holiday experience.  I was not just thinking about the typical package services. 

I was thinking about trying a courier service.  I have heard some wonderful things about these types of special deliveries.  I think the trick is to find one in your area that will meet your needs like Pronto Delivery in Dallas TX.

So how many of you have experienced using a courier service?  I would love to hear your opinions and thoughts to help me make up my mind as what to do to get my Holiday goodies delivered safely.

*sponsored via Pronto Delivery

 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

JOLLY TIME Pop Corn and October is National Popcorn Month Giveaway / Review / Recipe

Disclaimer: JOLLY TIME Pop Corn 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 am thrilled to be part of spreading the spookerific message that Poptober October is National Popcorn Month.

And what a great way to celebrate this scary month....

With sharing the popping love and a flavorful recipe.

Yes...popping like the eyeballs will be at your next Halloween celebration if you giveaway and/or create...

First the giveaway dismemberment part....

I was thinking we might hand out 100 Calorie mini bags of JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop for all the Trick or Treaters that will be stopping by to help celebrate National Popcorn Month.  I am certain all the goblins and ghouls would love to pop a nice warm bag of JOLLY TIME after a cold night of scaring up treats.

And the flavorful recipe - that will make an impression at school parties this year.....

JOLLY TIME Pop Corn Caramel Corn Apples (Thank you JOLLY TIME for this great recipe and idea).

All you need is:

6 cups of popped JOLLY TIME Blast O Butter Microwave Popcorn (Enter below for your chance to win a Free Coupon)

2 cups crisp rice cereal

1/2 cup chopped dried apples

1 - 14oz package of caramels (about 48 unwrapped caramels)

2 Tablespoons of water

2 Tablespoons of butter or margarine

1 tsp. ground cinnamon (I like to add a dash of nutmeg too)

Wooden Sticks

Just place all the popped popcorn, rice cereal and apples in a large kettle bowl.  In a medium saucepan (make sure you clean out all the frogs eyes and chicken lips first from your last potion) over low heat...add the caramels, water and butter.  Stir frequently until the caramels are melted.  Stir in the cinnamon.  Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn mixture in the large bowl.  Toss to coat well.  Let it sit for 5 minutes.  Dampen your hands slightly (I like to use kitchen spray oil) and shape into 8 balls around the wooden sticks.  Place your creations onto lightly buttered wax paper and allow to set.

We can't wait to make these thanks to the JOLLY TIME Pop Corn kit we received in the mail.
The Halloween additions were not provided.  I just got into the spirit.

I am certain the popcorn ball maker will make this recipe a breeze. 

And like I said before.....I was thinking maybe we might hand out 100 Calorie mini bags of JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop for all the Tricker Treaters that will be stopping by to help celebrate National Popcorn Month.

And the bag of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn kernels will make a great addition to our Holiday Tree with our traditional Popcorn and Cranberry Garland. (oops...I know it is only October!)

And for the love of the Halloween spirits!!!!  The JOLLY TIME Butter Light make with Smart Balance Oil.  A treat that even every adult will adore and not feel guilty for enjoying.

The use of Smart Balance with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn helps deliver a big Pop Corn flavor and the unique blend of oils help support cholesterol levels when used as part of the Smart Balance Food Plan.
 
So put down your broom sticks.  Really right now!!!  And get busy entering to win your own Free coupon for some JOLLY TIME Pop Corn.  Good Lucky and Happy Halloween and National Popcorn Month!

Before you are off and flying again, why not head on over to JOLLY TIME Pop Corn's Facebook, and Twitter pages.  Whoooo, Whoooo, Whooo (sorry, my pet owl interrupted me)...Who knows what you might learn? 

Disclaimer: JOLLY TIME Pop Corn 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.

Great Candy Giveaway - Mehlenbacher's Taffy - Win 12 Sticks



 
You can win 12 Big Sticks of this Olde Fashioned Candy Favorite!
 
My love of Mehlenbacher's Taffy began back in 2011 and it has continued.
 
Don't miss out on this opportunity to win some of your own.  I saw this giveaway ends on 10-20-13 and has low entries.
 
Good Luck!

It Works! Body Wrap Ultimate Body Applicator Giveaway / Review $30 Value US/Canada

Disclaimer: SaskBodyWraps 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.

Are you ready for the great Holiday parties and events to start? 

Do you have the perfect outfit in mind to make a grand entrance that everyone will be talking about well into 2014?

Or are you like most of us, that have the perfect outfit hanging in your closet collecting dust.  Layers and layers of dust because you just can't get rid of those last few pounds or inches to make it look and fit just right?

I know after losing over 50 pounds in little over a years time...3 c-sections.....major abdominal surgery for cancer....another major abdominal surgery...and life....my mid-section is not what it use to be. 

Even after running my first and hopefully not last 1/2 Marathon two weeks ago, I am still not happy with the way my mid-section looks.  Don't get me wrong...I wear my...many scars with pride.  They remind me of how far I have come and that I am a survivor.  But the small area of sag, underneath my belly button area is less than impressive looking.  Most outfits I wear, you would never guess what is lurking beneath.  But anything shear and form fitting shows off my hidden secret.

But, my hidden mid-section secret is starting to vanish!!!  It is on its way out the door thanks to an awesome product I have had the opportunity to try and one lucky person is going to win their own It Works! Body Wrap - Ultimate Body Applicator - a $30 Value (enter below for your chance to win!).

It is called It Works! Body Wrap and I tried two of the Ultimate Body Applicators.  You can learn more about this All Natural Application that can used anywhere on your body by visiting SaskBodyWraps.

I must admit when my review samples arrived I was excited to give them a try, but really didn't expect to see much.  As how could a simple wrap help my mid-section (let alone other problem areas on people like their chin, neck, back, upper legs, sides and even arms)?

I read the informational flyer and instructions first.  I learned The It Works Body Wrap can help with reducing cellulite, scarring and lifting loose skin.  And an added benefit for many is targeted fat reduction and loss of inches.  

The Ultimate Body Applicator doesn't contain any mineral oil, lanolin, propylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol, artificial colorants, synthetic fragrances or animal by-products.  And it is NOT tested on animals.  

It Works! is committed to creating naturally based products that are both safe and effective.

The instrucations recommend to make sure your skin is clean and dry before applying your It Works!  Applicator.  And if it is your first time wearing the applicator for 45 minutes, to test your skin's sensitivity to the natural active ingredients. 

Just open the package and remove the applicator (but make sure you take before photos or at least measurements).    
Then unfold the applicator and apply it to the area of your body you want to target.  In order to keep the applicator in place use tight fitting clothing over the applicator or some saran wrap. 

I used one of my tight fitting workout tops and that was perfect.  I loved the way my skin felt when wear the applicator and even after I took it off and threw it away.  I felt a cool, tingling sensation.  It reminded me of menthol chest rub.  It smelled nice and had a menthol aroma. 

I was curious how my skin would fair as I have very sensitive skin.  Well, great news...it didn't bother me at all.  And after I took the applicator off I rubbed the extra lotion into my skin as recommended. 

I waited the the suggested 72 hours before using my other It Works! Body Wrap.  This time I put it on before bed and held it in place with one of my workout tops again. It stayed in place and I woke up feeling great.  When I took the applicator off all the lotion had soaked into my skin, so I didn't have to rub anything in. 

I bet you are all wondering if the It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator Worked for me?

I am thrilled and over joyed to shout out "IT DID WORK!  IT WORKS! WORKS!!!".

I measured three area over my mid-sections.  Two of the areas were covered with the applicator and one was not.  The area that wasn't covered remained exactly the same.  The areas that were covered with the applicator......

I lost 1/2 inch in each of these areas!  Yes, a total of 1 inch lost in just 72 hours (with two applications).  Wow!!!!

Thank you It Works!

My question now is...will the results last?  According the the flyer that came with my samples..."The Ultimate Body Applicator helps tighten, tone and firm in a manner that produces lasting results.  As is true with any weight loss or body contouring product, you can reverse the results you see from the Ultimate Body Applicator with poor eating habits and lack of exercise."

So you will have to wait and hear back from me.  I will update this post once the winner has been selected to see if my results have reminded.

Good Luck Everyone.  And don't forget you do not have to wait and see if you won to experience the It Works? Body Wrap..you can order your own today.

If you are a social media hound like me, don't forget to follow via Facebook and Twitter to learn more about It Works!


Disclaimer: SaskBodyWraps 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.

Love the NEW Wisk Deep Clean PowerBlasts Laundry Detergent #WiskDeepClean

I received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here.

What does three boys and husband a equal?

Well, it my world it = a ton of very dirty laundry.

Not just dirty laundry, but clothes that stink like sweat and full of stains.  And one of the worst issues I encounter with my hubby is the dreaded under arm stains, thanks to body oil (eeewwww).

So my never ending load of laundry always has me seeking out the newest and best laundry detergent to make the task of doing the wash a little easier.

When I was given the chance to review a New laundry detergent by Wisk; what did I say??

YESSSSSS!!!!

And look what Smiley360 and Wisk sent me!


A bag of Wisk Deep Clean PowerBlasts - Super Concentrated Laundry Detergent and extra liquid packets that are safe off all washers including HE + a lot of other Wisk Bling. 

Wisk PowerBlasts have went to hard work on my family's laundry.

Well, the first test I put these strong and wonderful smelling Wisk pods to work was on a grease stain on my jeans.  Here is the before.... (the stain is below the pod and didn't turn out very well with the photo.


And here is the after photo (Stain is totally gone and I didn't even pre-treat it!)

I use one Wisk Deep Clean PowerBlasts pod (two is recommended for large or heavily soiled loads) and washed this smaller load on cold in a HE washing machine.  I loved how there was no residue on my jeans and the dark color of the laundry soap did not affect my clothing.  But I think one of my favorite aspects of Wisk PowerBlasts is how clean my clothes smell after a wash. 

There is no question why Wisk is calling these NEW!

Wisk PowerBlasts attack trapped body oils and sweat with Micro-Cleaners.  And this super concentrated laundry detergent includes biodegradable cleaning agents.  

Like the packaging states:

"Wisk Deep Clean PowerBlasts come in a convenient single does form that contains the right amount of super concentrated detergent.  They dissolve completely in the wash, even in cold water,s so you can be confident your clothes are deep down clean".

So far so good on the under arm oil stains and my laundry smells clean and looks fabulous.

You can learn more about Wisk Deep Clean PowerBlasts and how to use them in your standard or High Efficiency machine by checking out WISK.  And while learning more about this excellent laundry soap don't forget to like Wisk Deep Clean Original on Facebook.

Don't just take my word on how well New Wisk Deep Clean PowerBlasts work.  Check out Consumer Reports and see what they said about Wisk.

Happy Laundry Day! #WiskDeepClean

I received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

TGI Friday's Football Tailgating Bold and Savory Snacks Giveaway / Review

Disclaimer: TGI Fridays 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.

Football Season is back in full swing.  And even if you aren't a football fan, I bet some how, some way you are getting involved with at least the pre or post football parties.

And if you want to stand out above the rest during these football gatherings, make sure to bring and simple and easy snack that will make a tackling impression.  A hard hit to everyone's taste buds; but they will keep coming back for more and more.

It is TGI Friday's line of snacks.

Check them out!!!

Can you imagine an ice cold beer and a bag or three of this bold and crunchy snacks?  I know I can and now can't wait for the next football game.

Hut, hut, hut....Tailgating Nation!!!!

For those that are faint of heart (and can't stand the heat) the TGI Friday's Cheddar and Bacon Potato Skins should be your first string choice. 

Seriously I love that these snacks and they are made with real potatoes.  And some how TGI Friday's have made one side darker, like a pig skin potato skin.  The seasoning is very flavorful with savory cheddar and delicious bacon.  They remind me of TGI Friday's stuffed potato skins without all the mess.   And the Cheddar and Bacon Potato Skins snacks come in 6 different sizes to meet your tailgating needs. 

And if you are into a lot of heat.  I mean heat that would fuel you from end zone to end zone...you have to try TGI Fridays Extreme Heat Crunchy Fries. 

Lets just say there is a reason behind the use of the word "EXTREME HEAT" reference the name on the jersey bag.  So if you are or know someone who is bold and daring, these snacks are for you or them.  They may be extremely spicy, but that do have a great flavor, burn and heat!

And last but not least to help meet your tailgating needs is the TGI Friday's Jalapeno Poppers.

These make me think of cheese curls on steroids...not that I am saying some footballs players use such things!  These poppers are hot but not nearly as extreme as the Extreme Heat Crunchy Fries.  TGI Friday's did a fan..tastic job at incorporating the flavor of Jalapeno Poppers into a light and crunchy snack. 
 
So football and Snack Fans....
 
Who wants to win some Free Coupons so you can pick up your own TGI Fridays Snacks for your next Tailgating party?
 
Well enter below and let the best person (actually two) win!

Each winner will receive 3 Free Coupons for one free bag each of a T.G.I. Friday's Snacks. 

Disclaimer: TGI Fridaysprovided 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.


Don't Let Cancer Steal Second Base T-shirt


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.

Do you know what month it is?

Okay...It is October!

But, do you know what the month of October is famous for (other than Halloween)?

That's right it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As a cancer survivor I feel it is important to spread the important message about Breast Cancer and how it can be found and treated.

But, I always like to share the message, even without speaking the words.

And how do I do that?

Well, one of ways it to wear a LOT of PINK for the month and another is to wear clothing that shares the message.

Look at this great and fun way to spread the news this month and any month  you chose.

It is the "Don't Let Cancer Steal Second Base" t-shirt.

I LOVE IT! 

The reason I do is first of all it is fun and yes gets every one's attention when I am out wearing it.  The shirt is also very comfortable and washes well.

So who wants to own one of this t-shirts?

Well head on over to Breast-Cancer-Tshirts.com and get your own today.

 
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.

V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers Juice Drink Review #V8Refreshers

Disclosure: I was provided free sample of the new V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers in exchange for an honest review through Business2Blogger.


A great way to get your family to make a healthier drink choice anytime of the day.

V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers

I was sent two bottle of the V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers to sample along with my family.  As you can see by my photo we received the Black Cherry Berry and the Tangerine Passionfruit.  V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers also come in Cranberry Grape and Peach Strawberry.

Before allowing my family to sample the V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers I had to learn a little more about this beverage.  So this is what I found out....

There is only 100 calories per 8 ounce serving!  I love that as I can enjoy a glass, guilt free.  And with the cold and flu season upon us, each serving offers 100% of your daily dose of Vitamin C.

And lets talk about what is missing from V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers.  It is missing artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, colors, flavors and preservatives.  Man, a mom must have come up with this amazing product!!

Each V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers blend has between 20% and 25% of fruits and veggie juices per serving.  But, don't worry about the other percentage as there is only 24 to 25 grams of sugar per service of the flavor I received. 

I am still amazed at how flavorful the blends are.  You can't even taste the veggies.  Before I forget I wanted to mention the texture of the V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers we tried.  It is nice and thin and smooth, just like other fruit juices.  So don't worry about mouth appeal.

We love them.  And not only do we love them straight out of a glass, they make delicious popcicles.

My middle son has been very sick and loves when I make him, his own popcicles from the Black Cherry Berry V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers.

I would highly recommend this beverage.  My family loves it and as asked when I am going to buy some more.  Well, it looks like I had better head to the store soon.

But before I head to the store I better check on the V8 website and print off some coupons.  You can too, dont' miss out on the savings.  And while on line, stop over and look at the V8 Facebook page made just for theirV8 V-Fusion® Refreshers

Disclosure: I was provided free sample of the new V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers in exchange for an honest review through Business2Blogger.

 

Handmade in the USA One of a kind Pieces of Art - Gifts Review and Discount Code for Jade's Menagerie

Disclaimer: Jade's Menagerie  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.


Are in in search of that perfect, one of a kind gift for a loved one this Holiday Season?

Well, I have found the place you need to go online and check out!  All the Handmade products are created and made right here in the USA.  Plus actually serve a purpose and are unique.

But before you go and visit Passportcoversandmore.com make sure your have your Holiday gift giving list in hand and plenty of time ....as their offerings are plentiful and one of a kind.
 
Before I tell you about the amazing six different pieces I received to review, I need to explain how each of these one-of-a-kind pieces of art are created. 

Jade’s Menagerie and her team of talented artists hand create eclectic pieces right in the USA, at their studio in New Braunfels, Texas.  They started back in 1989 and typically you can only purchase their immense line of art at craft shows, but now they have a fully stocked online store to meet your one of a kind needs.  What a perfect idea for Holiday gift giving.

Speaking of their online store - they are also on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

And to get you into the Holiday Spirit + Save some money.  All Fishful Thinking fans can use the discount code "AMZN2013"  to get 20% off your order at Jade's Menagerie.  And when you purchase your products you can select from 3 different charities where 10% of your order will go to support the charity selected.  Amazing!!

So, back to these beautiful and creative one of a kind pieces of functional art.  Most of the concepts were born out of a need to make lives organized and less stressful (It is like they were reading my mind!!).  The love of color and design has inspired many of creations that are for sale. Jade's Menagerie work with American based companies for the raw materials used to create perfect gifts.  Gifts for pet lovers, moms, sisters, friends, grandmas and travelers to just list a few.

Look at all the amazing and one of a kind products I received...

Oooops, I wanted to start out by showing you how they arrived.  It felt and looked like Christmas!
Now on to all the useful and perfect gift items I received and I might add....LOVE!!!


Inspirational Collage Art - Jade's Menagerie offers so many choices but I selected the Sea Turtle Collage Wood Block Art to hang in my boy's room. It measures 5 1/2″x6″x1 1/2″ deep.
I like the bright hand painted colors and added details (like glittery circles, mesh-like additions and even something that looks feathery - but remember each piece is one of a kind) with the raised turtle picture.  

I like how light weight this piece of art is and that it comes with a hanger, already in place.   
It is wide enough that this art work could be set somewhere for decoration too.  The hand signed back is a great added touch.

The Abaca Leaf Business Card Holder (but many other designs are available)....
Is very sturdy and stands out with the shimmery colors.  I am in awe on how the little extra touches like the textured paper that is used as the background and the rustic underlay of materials on part of the front design adds to the charm and uniqueness.  Plus 80% is recycled paper products!  So eco-friendly here I come.

The Cowboy Checkbook (check out all the other checkbook styles for sale) ....
Another successful and usable handmade product.  The gold colored western items actually are 3-D and stand out above the mediums used below it: including feathery fabric, colored cardboard like star and multi colored paper underneath.  I can't wait to use this at the store and wait for all the compliments.

The Patrol Car Vehicle Insurance and Registration Wallet...
First, isn't this just fun?  I thought so.  I love the size of this hand made wallet (9″x4 1/2″). What a great idea and concept as we all need to keep our vehicle insurance and registration together in our cars. 

I am in heaven with the Washi Dragonfly Password Book!
Who ever came up with this book needs a hug and a kiss.  With the technology age....this is such a needed addition.  Now I can keep all my passwords together and even find them quickly with the easy to flip tabs.


Then Jade's Menagerie also offered Gift Sets like the Whimsical Dragonfly Gift Set

This high quality set included a credit card case, Checkbook and Address and Telephone Book.  The perfect packaged gift.

Happy Holiday's Everyone.  Remember it is no too early to start getting your gift purchased and ready to give!

 Disclaimer: Jade's Menagerie 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.