Monday, December 30, 2013

Mommy's Club Personal Skin Care Products Review

**I received free samples from the company featured in order to give my honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**


 A little about Mommy's Club:

Mommy's Club is the first membership club that allows its members to earn points and cash back on purchases they make and others they refer into the club make. Members can also elect to become a professional representative of the Mommy's Club products and earn a part-time or full-time income.  
  
Our Mission:
To make the home a healthier place to raise your family.
  
Our Philosophy:
We are in the people business. We build our company by selling products, we build our reputation by helping people.
  
Our Culture:
We are a family of families that have worked together for years. Our family grows daily with each new member that joins. We are blessed to serve our member's families to help make their lives better and their homes healthier.    


 I was given some really great products to try.  I really liked all of the products I was able to try, but I just wanted to share a couple of my favorites with you.  The Mommy's Club Rash and Remedy Skin Relief product featured above is my favorite.  My family has really sensitive skin and we seem to always be getting rashes.  This rash and remedy skin relief really gives your skin a lot of relief.  My kids especially love this product.  It is like magic to a child and helps them not itch what rashes they have.


 My second favorite product is the Perfect Touch Sanitizer.  I have very sensitive skin and am allergic to most hand sanitizers.  Most hand sanitizers give my hands rashes and really dries them out so I haven't been a huge fan of hand sanitizers until now.  This Mommy's Club Perfect Touch Sanitizer was a great product.  I had great results from this sanitizer.  This is a great product and comes in a travel size to be able to just throw in your purse.  I also really like that this is a safe product with natural ingredients and non-alcohol.

Mommy's Club offers many great products.  Some of the other products offered are multivitamins, shampoos, body foam cleanser, and baby lotion.  These products are great for any family with children of any age.  I look forward to using these products with my family.

Mommy's Club is also a great opportunity

Mommy's Club is introducing a first of its kind membership club where members earn points and cash based on the product purchases of those members they referred. In addition, members who qualify can apply to be a Professional Representative (Pro Rep) and earn a part time or full time income. This approach combines the best features of a buying club with the earning power of interactive distribution. 


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**I received free samples from the company featured in order to give my honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**

Premium Solid Cordz 1 Foot Extension Cords (5 Pack) Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.




Are you frustrated with your power strip that has 8 slots but could only fit 3 because your plugs are huge?

Solid Cordz® Extension Cords solve that problem for you! Liberate your power strip and clean up the mess under your desk!


A little about Solid Cordz Extension Cords

  • Convenient & money saving 5-pack
  • 12-inch length to provide a clean, organized look
  • Equipped with a 16AWG wire gauge
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed
  • CSA Approved for top quality
  • Heavy-duty molded ends

Some great benefits of Solid Cords Extensions:

  •  Liberates the power strip
  • A staple for any Technophile
  • Perfect for the office and home
  • Get the full use of your power strips and outlets with our high-quality liberating extension cords
  • Just plug those big bulky power adapters into our cables and plug the cables into those previously unusable outlets
  • Replace multiple power strips with one unit by utilizing slots!!! 


These Solid Cordz 1 Foot Extension cords are great!!  I love these cords.  There are so many uses that I have found so far for these cords.  My favorite place that I have used them is right behind my bed where the outlet was only a foot in from the end of my bed. I also found that this size cord was perfect for behind the dresser where my cords just quite don't reach to where I want them. These cords have come in very handy.  I really like these particular extension cords.  I also really like that you get a pack of 5 for such a great price.


 If you are looking for a new product to help your organize your electronics or just need that extra foot of extension I highly recommend you take a look at Premium Solid Cordz 1 foot Extension cords.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Hot Flairs Accessories Winner




Thank you for your entries to this giveaway!!  I am excited to announce that our newest winner for the Hot Flairs Accessory Giveaway has been chosen.  The winner was chosen at random by rafflecopter.

And the WINNER is:

Entry #53 Karen Medlin
Congratulations!!  This was a quick giveaway and the winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond or sadly a new winner will be chosen.  Thank you to everyone for taking the time to check out my blog.  Don't forget to enter all of my other current giveaways. Good Luck!!

Yellow Pages Prize Pack QUICK Giveaway


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GIVEAWAY: Win One (1) Yellow Pages Prize Pack
Ends 12/28 

The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. 
Each household is only eligible to win ONE YP Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification

YP Prize Pack Includes:
• Black Cinch Bag
• Flashlight
• Tape Measure
• Notepads
• Pencils
• USB Car Charger
• Gum

To enter the giveaway just simply fill out the rafflecopter below for your entries.  If you don't see the rafflecopter simply wait or refresh the page. Don't forget you can share the giveaway daily for extra entries!!  So get your entries in and share with your friends.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

San J's Gluten-Free Sauce Review and My Sesame Chicken Recipe

I received the featured product free of charge in order to give my honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

San-J, Asian food


 San-J's Gluten-Free Sauces and Marinades


San-J offer a great product!! I love that these products are gluten-free.  Many people don't realize how many products are not gluten-free.  It is nice to find more products geared towards those that have special diet needs.  San-J makes a great product with a lot of great flavor.  The sauces I tried both had great flavor and I felt that they were a superior product.  I decided to use these great products to make some of my favorite recipes.  You can find many recipes from San-J for use of their great products.  I look forward to trying some more of their great products and some more of their recipes in the near future. I have decided to share one of my favorite gluten-free recipes here with you today.  I love San-J's products and I recommend you give them a try!!

Sesame Chicken Recipe


 2 Cups Chicken Strips or Cubes Cooked
4 TBS Soy Sauce
4 TBS Brown Sugar
2 TBS Corn Starch
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
1 Tsp Onion Powder
Dash of White Pepper
1 Cup Water 
1 1/2 TBS Sesame Oil
2 TBS Toasted Sesame Seeds
 
Cook Chicken.  Combine Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar, Corn Starch, and seasonings in a bowl.  Stir well then add Water.  Pour sauce over the chicken and cook over medium heat until the sauce starts to thicken. Sauce usually takes up to 10 min over medium heat to come to the right consistency. Add Sesame Oil and Sesame seeds then stir.  Serve hot over vegetables or cooked rice.

Note: Don't add sesame oil at beginning of cooking because you don't want it scorched.  Add the sesame oil to the sauce right before you are ready to serve. You can also sprinkle sesame seeds over each portion as seen in photo above.


Thank you San-J for this wonderful product and for the opportunity to give it a try!!  We look forward to using many products and trying many recipes.


I received the featured product free of charge in order to give my honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

Suzie's Quinoa Milk & Crackers Review

I received the product free of charge in order to give an honest review. No other compensation was received. My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Suzie's Brand - Brooklyn, NY 

If you haven't checked out Suzie's products yet now is a great chance.  Suzie's makes some great vegan and gluten-free products!!
 

Suzie's makes a great beverage to replace dairy products for those people who have allergies, are vegan, or have special diet limitations.  This Quinoa milk is actually very delicious.  My favorite flavor is the vanilla flavor.  My children even liked this product as well.  This product is gluten-free, dairy free, and vegan.  The flavor of this product is crisp and refreshing.  I like it best served very cold.  If you have allergies or eat a vegan diet I recommend you give this product a try.


Suzie's Gluten-free Teething Baby Biscuits and Naan Cilantro, Garlic, & Green Chile Crackers are another great product from Suzie's.  These gluten-free teething biscuits are great. My daughter loved them so much she ate most the box herself.  I gave this product a try myself as well and thought they were pretty good.  They are a perfect product for a baby eating a gluten-free diet.  They of course have a different type of flavor than a non gluten-free product but are great just as well.  The Naan Crackers have been my favorite product so far.  They have such a great crunch and a delicious flavor.  They are spicy so if you don't like spice they might not be for you. My husband and I love spicy products and LOVE these crackers.  They have a lot of flavor so you taste much more than just the spice.  These crackers would make a great snack. I recommend you give these crackers a try.


Suzie's Rice Tops Sour Dough Crackers are another product from Suzie's that I have enjoyed.  These crackers have a nice sour dough flavor to them.  Some people may not like sour dough and may not want to give these a try but I recommend you try them anyway you would be quite surprised.  These crackers have a great crunch.  The crunch and flavor is great and would be a great snack at a party.

 Thanks for checking out some more great Suzie's products with me.

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I received the product free of charge in order to give an honest review. No other compensation was received. My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Glee Gum Make Your Own Chocolate Kit Review and GIVEAWAY

**I received the featured product free of charge in order to give my honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**



A little about Glee Gum:

Glee Gum is all-natural, gluten-free chewing gum with no artificial coloring, flavoring, sweeteners nor preservatives.  Glee Gum is the only gum in North America made the old-fashioned way, with chicle! Chicle is a natural tree sap harvested sustainably from the rainforests of Central America.  Once all chewing gum was made with chicle, but today most gum is made entirely from synthetic stuff.  Not Glee Gum! Glee Gum uses chicle because it is an eco-friendly way to help conserve the rainforest. Chicle is also what gives the gum such a great, long-lasting chewing texture!  Glee Gum is a "green" gum right down to the packaging, which is made from biodegradable, recycled cardboard.  So chew with Glee, naturally!



Glee Gum offers classic gum, and sugar free gum.  They also offer make your own candy kits. Available in Make your Own Chocolate, Make Your Own Chewing Gum, And make Your Own Gummies.  These activity kits are all-natural, educational, and eco-friendly.  With pre-packaged ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, everyone aged 8 and up  gets a real kick out of making candy from scratch.  Focusing on the history behind and the origin of these candies, each kit is designed to captivate your interest, connect you to the global community, and create something yummy to eat in the process. 



Check here to locate a Glee Gum store near you!!


We just recently had the opportunity to do a review for the Make your Own Chocolate kit.  We absolutely loved this kit!!  This kit as with the other kits made by Glee Gum has a fun little background story to go with it.  I love to read each story and be able to learn about where the kits originated from.  This is also fun for my kids to learn about the source of where some of the products come from and how the things we eat are made.  My family and I had a lot of fun with this kit.





The directions in this kit were very easy to follow.  The steps of the Make Your Own Chocolate kit are so easy, who wouldn't want to try it?  This kit contains cocoa butter which I have never actually seen on its own before.  It is a yellowish color and when we opened the package my daughter said "mommy it smells just like chocolate".  She was right, because cocoa butter is derived from the cocoa bean and used in making chocolate.  It was really fun to teach my children about each separate ingredient.  

This kit also came with cacao beans.  My daughter was very curious and wanted to try one.  In the kit it gives you a story and background about where the cacao beans came from and that they put them in the kit for people to try.  We decided to give these little beans a taste just as they were.  My daughter took a bite and at first said it was good then she said it was very yucky.  This was due to the bean being bitter and not sweet.  I had to explain to her that this is where chocolate comes from and that it started with a bean and that we added the other ingredients to make it sweet.  I myself also tried the bean knowing it would be bitter but it wasn't too bad.  It was a good experience for my family and myself and if we had not tried this kit would probably never have had the chance to try a cacao bean. 



Above are the chocolates in the process before they were set. We used the little paper cups provided in the kit.  Below is the chocolates after they had been set.


My family and I really enjoyed this experience and these chocolates.  These chocolates have a really good flavor.  To me they taste a little more like dark chocolate which I like because I am a fan of dark chocolate.  My family also really enjoyed these chocolates and my kids kept asking for more.  This was a fun process to do as a family.  If you are looking for something fun to do with you kid or even something new to try just on your own I recommend you try the Glee Gum Make Your Own Chocolate Kit!

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GIVEAWAY: Win One (1) Glee Gum Make Your Own Candy Kit
Ends 12/31  
Winner chooses one (1) from make your own gum, make your own gummies, or make your own chocolate kits.

To enter the giveaway just simply fill out the rafflecopter below for your entries.  If you don't see the rafflecopter simply wait or refresh the page. Don't forget you can share the giveaway daily for extra entries!!  So get your entries in and share with your friends.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the current giveaways! Good Luck!!


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 **I received the featured product free of charge in order to give my honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**



Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hot Flairs Accessory Review and GIVEAWAY



About Hot Flairs Accessory Auctions


New York-based Hot Flairs Accessory Auctions offers daily flash sales and 4 times a week sales of eye popping, dazzling and in demand necklaces, bracelets and other accessories via an online sale on Facebook.

Owner Christina Graciani has been an online entrepreneur since 2002, started out  as a women's handbags and accessories designer and wholesaler. It was not until 2010 that she decided to move up in the social media commerce and retail her items. She carries designer lines such as Haute & Sole, Tina Takis and other boutique and designer inspired jewelry pieces, handbags and other accessory lines.

Hot Flairs Accessory Auctions came about when she was so busy working she had no time to shop, a lot of people have busy schedules, so the social commerce sales on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, at 9 PM EST made sense. Shopping is so simple, when you want to buy an item, just comment sold underneath the item post in the comments section.

Hot Flairs Accessory Auctions has something for everyone. We cater to all the fashion flairs of people, as long as it's hot we got it!

Hot Flairs Accessories offer great deals on designer inspired jewelry and accessories.

 Join Hot Flairs every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 9:00PM (EST) for live sales.
Three easy steps to ordering
1. Go to our page on Facebook (facebook.com/hotflairs) and “Like” our page. Hover over the liked button and click “Show in News Feed”
2. Register an account with us through our “Register Here” tab to sail through the buying process.
3. Watch for items in your newsfeed at 9 P.M. EST on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. We also have flash sales popping up during various days and times. 

Hot Flairs runs flash sales throughout the week- so don't miss out!

Hot Flairs Accessories offers many great accessories including cute necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and hand bags.


 We had the wonderful opportunity to review this really cute heart necklace.  Anyone that knows me, knows that I love anything with hearts on it.  It holds something more dear to my heart than an accessory or pattern, it holds great symbolism in my life.  I actually wanted this necklace for my little girl.  She was born with a congenital heart defect and loves anything with hearts on it as much as I do.  She was so excited when this necklace arrived.  She quickly asked if it was for her and I was happy to oblige.   It is a symbol to her as well because she knows how tough she is.  

 

I really loved the packaging of the product.  This necklace came in such a cute little box.  I really like that you could give this as a gift and not even have to wrap it.  This little box made my little girl feel so special and so grown up.


We chose the white heart necklace as we thought it could go with more outfits than other colors.  This necklace is perfect for either an adult woman or a little girl whom loves her own accessories.  It is so fun for a little girl to have something of her own and not always have to borrow from mom.


 She was so excited to put this necklace on and then didn't want to take it off.  It was a little longer on her than it is on myself but it was still a great fit.  She loves this necklace and now wants to wear it all the time.


 We look forward to watching the flash sales at Hot Flairs for another new great accessory.

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GIVEAWAY: Win One (1) Hot Flairs Accessories Necklace
ENDS 12/21

To enter the giveaway just simply fill out the rafflecopter below for your entries.  If you don't see the rafflecopter simply wait or refresh the page. Don't forget you can share the giveaway daily for extra entries!!  So get your entries in and share with your friends.

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**I received the featured product free of charge in order to give my honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

nuNAAT Garlic Magic Review

**I was provided the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**


A little about nuNAAT Garlic Magic Collection

Natural Remedy for slow-to-grow hair
This line works its magic at the roots, leaving hair with a fresh, clean scent and intense shine. Formulated with garlic extract, it cleanses the scalp of impurities and strengthens hair follicles to promote growth, health and a beautiful shine. It prevents dandruff, excessive oiliness and hair loss.
Benefits
• Restores hair to a strong, healthy and natural state 
• Formulated with garlic extract
• Fresh, clean scent (no garlic smell)
• Fights dandruff, excessive oiliness and hair loss
• Suitable for all hair types. Ideal for slow-to-grow and fragile hair. 

Here is a picture of my hair before the use of nuNAAT Garlic Magic


I have very thin and fine hair.  I am always looking for products to help my hair grow and become stronger.  This product has a 4 step system.  Not all of the steps are used every day, but I can see the importance of each individual step.  Despite what you may think, this collection DOES NOT smell like garlic.  This collection smells so good!! First I used the shampoo which was very smooth.  It was a little thinner than the shampoo I was using before, but the quality was still great.  I then used the hair mask.  The hair mask was extra moisturizing and is definitely my favorite part of the collection.   The mask has to be left in for 20 minutes so when I used it I had to plan on using it to make sure I gave myself enough time for the whole process.  I then used the conditioner which like the shampoo was a little thinner than what I was used to but surprisingly made my hair very smooth.  After the first three steps I used the leave in treatment.  I used this shampoo for 3 weeks before writing my review.  My after picture was after using the products for 3 weeks.   I was very pleased with the strength my hair gained and how soft it feels.  I also felt like it helped the ends of my hair not to be so brittle and dry.


Overall I was very excited with the results I received from these products.  I look forward to continued use of my Garlic Magic from nuNAAT.  If you are looking for a new product to try with your hair I recommend you try nuNAAT.  They offer many products for many hair types

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**I was provided the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**

Boiron Oscillococcinum Review

**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.   No other compensation was received.  Regardless my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**


Boiron


Feeling a bit off?® Nip it in the bud with Oscillococcinum.
As soon as you start feeling run down or have other flu-like symptoms, such as headache, body aches, chills and fever, take Oscillococcinum. Oscillo® is supported by published clinical studies, as well as more than 65 years of use throughout the world.
  • Clinical studies show that Oscillo reduces the severity and duration of flu-like symptoms
  • Great-tasting, easy-to-take pellets
  • No side effects; no drug interactions
  • Safe for everyone 2 years of age and older
Oscillococcinum

Finding a homeopathic flu medicine is hard to come by at some stores.  I really like to find natural remedies for treating symptoms of different ailments.  This was a good opportunity to try something new that didn't include all the extra ingredients that are included in many over the counter medications.

This homeopathic medicine works great!!  After taking this medication my symptoms of body aches, chills, and fatigue were extremely diminished.  I also really like that this can be used with any age.  Boiron Oscillococcinum is also made for children.  Many medicines now days are not good for children.  Even medication that is supposed to be for a child still has limits including no child under 6 is supposed to take them.  This limits a lot of what you can give your children.  It is so sad seeing your child sick and miserable.  I like that this medication is safe for anyone over the age of 2 because it doesn't include many of the ingredients that many other drugs do that aren't the best for children.

If you are looking for something homeopathic to remedy your flu I recommend you check out Boiron Oscillococcinum!!

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**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.   No other compensation was received.  Regardless my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**


Monday, November 18, 2013

Pacific Tortilla Soup Starter Review


Pacific unites the goodness of nature with the authentic flavors of Mexico. Inspired by the classic Mexican recipe, this Tortilla Soup Starter is an intriguing mix of tomatoes, green peppers, onions and spices, all slowly simmered with just a hint of lime to bring out the rich, natural flavors of old-world Mexican cooking. A big bonus? Pacific Tortilla Soup Starter is organic, vegan, and free of gluten, soy, dairy, corn, wheat and yeast so it’s perfect for most special diets. Simply add fresh ingredients like roasted corn, black beans and chiles to create a tasty soup. Then top with cilantro, tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream or cheese for a meal your whole family will love. - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2013/09/pacific-tortilla-soup-starter/#sthash.klDm54KX.dpuf
Pacific unites the goodness of nature with the authentic flavors of Mexico. Inspired by the classic Mexican recipe, this Tortilla Soup Starter is an intriguing mix of tomatoes, green peppers, onions and spices, all slowly simmered with just a hint of lime to bring out the rich, natural flavors of old-world Mexican cooking. A big bonus? Pacific Tortilla Soup Starter is organic, vegan, and free of gluten, soy, dairy, corn, wheat and yeast so it’s perfect for most special diets. Simply add fresh ingredients like roasted corn, black beans and chiles to create a tasty soup. Then top with cilantro, tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream or cheese for a meal your whole family will love. - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2013/09/pacific-tortilla-soup-starter/#sthash.klDm54KX.dpuf
Pacific unites the goodness of nature with the authentic flavors of Mexico. Inspired by the classic Mexican recipe, this Tortilla Soup Starter is an intriguing mix of tomatoes, green peppers, onions and spices, all slowly simmered with just a hint of lime to bring out the rich, natural flavors of old-world Mexican cooking. A big bonus? Pacific Tortilla Soup Starter is organic, vegan, and free of gluten, soy, dairy, corn, wheat and yeast so it’s perfect for most special diets. Simply add fresh ingredients like roasted corn, black beans and chiles to create a tasty soup. Then top with cilantro, tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream or cheese for a meal your whole family will love. - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2013/09/pacific-tortilla-soup-starter/#sthash.klDm54KX.dpuf
Pacific unites the goodness of nature with the authentic flavors of Mexico. Inspired by the classic Mexican recipe, this Tortilla Soup Starter is an intriguing mix of tomatoes, green peppers, onions and spices, all slowly simmered with just a hint of lime to bring out the rich, natural flavors of old-world Mexican cooking. A big bonus? Pacific Tortilla Soup Starter is organic, vegan, and free of gluten, soy, dairy, corn, wheat and yeast so it’s perfect for most special diets. Simply add fresh ingredients like roasted corn, black beans and chiles to create a tasty soup. Then top with cilantro, tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream or cheese for a meal your whole family will love. - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2013/09/pacific-tortilla-soup-starter/#sthash.klDm54KX.dpuf
Pacific unites the goodness of nature with the authentic flavors of Mexico. Inspired by the classic Mexican recipe, this Tortilla Soup Starter is an intriguing mix of tomatoes, green peppers, onions and spices, all slowly simmered with just a hint of lime to bring out the rich, natural flavors of old-world Mexican cooking. A big bonus? Pacific Tortilla Soup Starter is organic, vegan, and free of gluten, soy, dairy, corn, wheat and yeast so it’s perfect for most special diets. Simply add fresh ingredients like roasted corn, black beans and chiles to create a tasty soup. Then top with cilantro, tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream or cheese for a meal your whole family will love. - See more at: http://www.greenmomsmeet.com/2013/09/pacific-tortilla-soup-starter/#sthash.klDm54KX.dpuf
Pacific unites the goodness of nature with the authentic flavors of Mexico. Inspired by the classic Mexican recipe, this tortilla soup starter is an intriguing mix of tomatoes, green peppers, onions and spices, all slowly simmered with just a hint of lime to bring out the rich natural flavors of the old-world Mexican cooking.  A big bonus? Pacific Tortilla Soup Starter is organic, vegan, and free of gluten, soy, dairy, corn, wheat, and yeast so it is perfect for most special diets. Simply add fresh ingredients like roasted corn, black beans, and chiles to create a tasty soup.  Then top it with cilantro, tortilla chips, and a dollop of sour cream or cheese for a meal your whole family will love.

I was very excited to be able to have the opportunity to share this soup starter with my mom group for a fun night of tasting.   This soup starter is just perfect to throw together a quick meal.  For my soup I decided to add corn, black beans, white beans, garbanzo beans, and chicken.  I also had cheese and sour cream on the side for those who wanted to try it in their own dish.


 This soup started is just a little on the spicy side for those people that are more sensitive to spice.  I love spicy things, but decided to water it down just a bit because I wasn't sure how it would go over with my group if it was too spicy.  This soup turned out very tasty.  When I make a taco/tortilla soup of my own I don't usually use starters and make it homemade.  Pacific Tortilla Soup starter was very easy to use and helped me skip a step in the cooking process.


 I received a couple recipes with my soup starter as well.  I decided to try some of the recipes to add a little to our meal.  I made this 7 layer bean dip which was very tasty.  This was my first time making a 7 layer dip, not because I didn't know how, just because I never had an excuse to make one before.  It is one of the simplest side dishes to make for a party.  For this dip I used the Pacific refried black beans.  These refried black beans are my new favorite refried bean because they have so much flavor.


Each mom was able to take home their own Pacific Tortilla Soup starter to share with their own family or friends.



This desert recipe was also something I made for the first time.  It doesn't look too pretty in the picture but it was very tasty.  This was a pumpkin bread pudding recipe.  I really enjoy bread pudding so I wanted to give this recipe a try.  I don't on the other hand care for pumpkin pie so I wasn't sure how much I would like this recipe.  I was very surprised how much I loved this recipe.  It tasted very different than bread pudding or pumpkin pie.  It was delicious.


It was fun to have a night with the girls and be able to try a new product.


Thanks to my wonderful friends and fellow moms to coming and sharing the night with me!

If you are looking for a new easy meal I recommend you try the new Pacific Tortilla Soup Starter with your family and friends.

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**I was provided with the featured product in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts are 100% my own.**


Winner of Wigglo Pet Giveaway




Thank you for your entries to this giveaway!!  I am excited to announce that our newest winner for the Wigglo Pet Giveaway has been chosen.  The winner was chosen at random by rafflecopter.

And the WINNER is:

Entry #18 Katie Clayton Ellis
 
Congratulations!!  This was a quick giveaway and the winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond or sadly a new winner will be chosen.  Thank you to everyone for taking the time to check out my blog.  Don't forget to enter all of my other current giveaways. Good Luck!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Raise a Giant - Stand Up Against Bullying & GIVEAWAY




Bullying has become such a problem these days.  Have you talked to your kids about bullying??

Raise A Giant was created to help kids stand up to bullying and help the kids stand up for them selves and what they believe in.

About Raise a Giant

At Green Giant we know getting kids to eat vegetables is just one part of ensuring they grow up healthy. One of the biggest threats to kids' health and happiness is bullying.

When a child is bullied by a peer it can turn his or her life into a daily gauntlet of fear and anxiety. Kids need help to navigate the world—a world bigger and scarier than the one we grew up in—with confidence and pride.

That's why Green Giant is partnering with PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center and We Day Minnesota to help parents Raise A Giant and put a stop
to bullying in their community. 

What Does it Mean To Be A Giant?

Being a giant isn't about being the biggest or the best. It's about finding your inner courage to rise above the crowd and do what is right. It means using your voice to stand up for others, which sometimes may mean standing up to your own friends.
Studies show that an effective way to stop bullying is for kids to simply speak up and say, "That's not okay."
But asking kids to have the courage to stand up to bullying is a tall order and that's why they need our help.


How Do You Raise A Giant?

We're asking you to write a letter to the kids in your life telling them why they have the courage to stand up to bullying and asking them to do their best to be a giant in their life.

Help Us Spread The Word

1. Write a letter to your kids about standing up to bullying and post it in our letter gallery.
2. Encourage your friends and family to write their own letters and post them at RaiseAGiant.com
3. Share the Raise a Giant Video, Infographic, and Tips For Talking To Your Kids About Bullying on your blog, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter accounts.
4. Change your Facebook profile picture to the Raise A Giant icon to help spread the word. With your encouragement we can help all of our kids create a safer, happier world.

We have had some personal experience with a little bit of bullying in our house.  It really affects children in ways that you never want your child to feel.  It is time for us all to be aware and help our kids stand up for themselves and also stand up for them.  I know that my kids don't take it well.  They get very depressed and just aren't their normal happy selves.  Everyone is different and sometimes small kids don't realize what they have done to another child until after it has been done.  It is very hurtful.  I was bullyed as a child and I suffer still now as an adult with self esteem issues because of it.

Let's be aware and help the bullying stop!!

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Check out Raise a Giant today and help your child!!

GIVEAWAY: Win One (1) $25 Gift Card
Ends 11/24 US

To enter the giveaway just simply fill out the rafflecopter below for your entries.  If you don't see the rafflecopter simply wait or refresh the page. Don't forget you can share the giveaway daily for extra entries!!  So get your entries in and share with your friends.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the current giveaways! Good Luck!!

**This information was provided to me by Green Giant.  No compensation was given or received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Jaybird Bluetooth Wireless Headphones for an Active Lifestyle - & Sponsored GIVEAWAY


 
 Are you always on the go but love to listen to music, podcasts, or radio?  If you are looking for a new product to go with your phone, tablet, or other device Jaybird has a great product for you.
Jaybird creates state of the art headphones for active lifestyles!!  This is great for us because it seems like we go through many headphones in our household. My husband and I use headphones while we work out at the gym.  Sometimes the chord can really get in the way.  Jaybird created a Bluetooth headphone that is a great choice for any active person.
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A little about Jaybird's Sound:
Traditionally when sound is compressed on a phone or music player,
sent through the air by Bluetooth connection, and decompressed by the
Bluetooth headphones, there is a substantial amount of packet loss.
It means your music comes through lacking some soul, lacking some
punch, and with a certain amount of static-like white noise.
Through perfecting a custom implementation of the native Bluetooth
SBC codec, which we call Shift™, we deliver a level of purity and
sound that rivals and challenges the very best in wired headphones.
A great feature of Shift™ is that it’s pair and play, meaning, nothing
special is required on your phone or music device, just standard
Bluetooth, Shift™ takes care of the rest.
Do you have trouble with normal ear buds falling out of your ears? Jaybird headphones are made with a very secure fit.  I love the secure fit of these headphones because one of my main problems with ear buds is having them always fall out. 
 
Jaybird Bluetooth headphones are $169.95 USD.  This may sound like a lot of money for headphones but you really have to consider what kind of product you are getting.  You are getting a top of the line headphone with great sound and a great fit.  The best feature about these headphones is that they are Bluetooth so you don't have all that extra wire in your way when you are living your active lifestyleif it be running, biking, hiking, lifting weights, or whatever activity your heart desires.  For as much money as we have spent on headphones for my husband we have spent well over the amount that Jaybird headphones cost and could have probably bought 2 pairs by now.  We have had bad luck with many of the cheaper brands breaking.
Jaybird Bluetooth headphones have an 8 hour battery life.  They are rechargeable via micro USB so no need to buy any expensive little batteries.  It also will give you a 20 minute warning on your device when your headphones are low and need to be recharged.  Such a nice feature on these headphones!!
Check out Jaybird today and find out some more information on your new set of headphones.
You can purchase Jaybird Bluetooth headphones here.

GIVEAWAY: Win One (1) Jaybird Bluetooth Headphones 
Enter Daily!!

In order to enter the giveaway simply click the pop up entry window in the bottom right hand corner of this post and enter with facebook!!  You can enter daily!!

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**This is a sponsored post. I received a small compensation for my time on this blog post. Regardless my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Card.com Review

Card.com offers a great product.  Are you looking for a prepaid debit card that is not linked to a checking account?  Maybe a prepaid debit card would be a good option!  Check out what Card.com has to offer.
A Little About Card.com:
  • This card is a debit card, like the one from your bank, and you can use it EVERYWHERE where Visa is accepted.
  • Free to order, activate, and load
  • Free app and check deposits from your smartphone.
  • Free direct deposit
  • Free card-to-card transfers, any time, anywhere, in seconds
  • No overdraft fees because you can never go in the negative
  • Safer than cash - 24/7 support, Visa fraud protection and 100% FDIC insurance on funds
  • No debt, financially responsible, no interst/credit/APRs
  • No credit check and approval in seconds
  • 22,000 in-network ATMs
  • Thousands of cool, unique card designs to choose from, including brands like: Garfield, Popeye, Betty Paige, James Dean, Care Bears, Walking Dead, Star Trek, Autism Awareness, Breast Cancer Research, Shark Week, Where's Waldo, Doodle Jump, Three Stooges, Nancy Drew, and many many more.
  • Free for 30 days - then $5.95 montly fee, which is waived when you direct deposit over $800 in the previous 30 days.  This fee is the same as the Walmart prepaid card and much less than many of the other competitors.  It's also much less than overdrafting your bank account, paying for a checking, or using a credit card.
 
  I really like that they have the option to let you pick your card design from many different options.  I chose the galaxy print for my card.  I thought it was very different and fun rather than my boring old bank debit card.  I also really love the French Couture, Paris, Doodle Jump, and Zorro card designs.
 
 At Card.com they offer a prepaid debit card that is very easy to use.  There are many prepaid debit cards out there.  I have personally used this card and really like the convenience of this card.  This card is very easy to load your money on to.  There are many different options to do so.  I also really like that this card does not have an overdraft.  It is really helpful when you are debt free and want to keep it that way.  It helps with those temptations of the impulse buy to buy things that you really don't have the money for.  It is a lot easier to say no to buying stuff when you know the possibility isn't even there.
My husband and I have worked very hard to become debt free.  We have been debt free for over 2 years now.  That feeling is so freeing.  We no longer use credit cards because there is just too many temptations.  This Card.com option is so great.  It can really help you if you are trying to just get things under control.  Not having an overdraft is huge!!  This helps you not create more debt when you are trying to get out of debt or trying to stay debt free.

If you are looking for another way to help you stay on budget I recommend you check out card.com!!
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**I wrote this review as a part of a Blog Friendly PR outreach campaign for CARD.com.  I was given a small compensation for my time in order to be able to complete my review.  Regardless all my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**