Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gorton's Smart & Crunchy Review & Giveaway


Gorton’s Smart & Crunchy I recently got to review as a member of the Gorton’s Crew and I have never tried them until now. They are new with 50% less fat, made with wild caught Alaskan Pollack and 200 calories or less. These are breaded with panko bread crumbs to give them an extra crunchy taste not to mention baked instead of fried. I was also sent Smarty Crunchman Soft Stuffy the new mascot, free product coupons and 2 aprons one for a child and one for an adult. 


My Opinion: I really enjoyed the taste and flavor of the Smart & Crunchy fish sticks and fish fillets it had just the right amount to. I typically like Haddock better but these were also a nice change and yummy! I love seafood any ways I live in Maine.


To see more about these yummy fish products visit http://www.smartandcrunchy.com/products and download your coupon to save a $1.00 on your next purchase.

Make sure to sign up for the Smart & Crunchy Sweepstakes at http://www.smartandcrunchy.com/sweeps where you can win The Ultimate Family Vacation!



Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.


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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel #BehindTheGlow #Neutrogena #contest

I recently got to review Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel as a member of Influenster. I really have dry skin in the winter months and I was so excited to try this as it is still real cold here. Hydro Boost Water Gel instantly quenches dry skin and keeps it looking smooth, supple and hydrated day after day. The unique water gel formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting, intense moisturizing power of a cream. It boosts skin's hydration level and locks it in all day. Naturally found in the skin, hydrating hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge for dry skin cells, moisturizing with up to 1,000 times its weight in water, resulting in more supple and smooth skin.  It is Oil-free, Non-comedogenic, Purified Hyaluronic acid and wearable under makeup.


My Opinion: I noticed a difference in my skin right away and was pleased by that as I need to rid my face of dry skin and made it look healthier.


I got this to review as a member of influenster. But this is still solely my own opinion


Smart Sips Coffee Review & Giveaway



In my house we drink coffee, lattes and cappuccino’s so one day I was browsing Amazon and found Smart Sips coffee and they sent e wide variety of coffee single serve cups to try and they were Coffee Variety Pack which has Dark Mocha, Breakfast Blend, Doughnut Shop and Columbian which has An Assortment of great coffees guaranteed to start your day off right. 24 Count with 6 Cups of each flavor. Fresh, Great Tasting Coffee Made From The Finest Coffee Beans. Bringing Quality and Unforgettable Taste to the Palm of Your Hand .Combining the finest roasted coffee beans with exquisite flavor creates the most delightful cup of coffee.


Flavor Lovers Flavored Coffee Variety Pack which has Hazelnut Cream, Chocolate Peanut Butter, French Vanilla, Blueberry Cinnamon Crumble, Cinnamon Roll and Southern Pecan again a 24 count with 6 cups of each flavor.
French Vanilla Cappuccino which comes in a 24 pack and has a lusciously rich & smooth Cappuccino with the flavor of sweet French vanilla cream.



My Opinion: I enjoyed the French Vanilla Cappuccino but thought they needed more flavor of French vanilla. My husband’s favorite of the coffees was Dark Mocha, Doughnut Shop, Columbian and Chocolate Peanut Butter but he did drink and try all varieties.
To learn more visit http://www.smartsipscoffee.com


About Them:
Fun Flavors. Unforgettable Taste.
A passion for coffee and a talent for blending amazing flavor with the finest coffee beans was turned into a delicious reality when we created our Flavored Coffees, Hot Chocolate, Chai Tea and Cappuccino.
With fun & unique flavors to choose from, the rich taste and captivating aromas will have you hooked. Our single serve coffee cups are made from the finest ingredients, bringing quality and unforgettable taste to the palm of your hand.
Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.


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Monday, March 30, 2015

Level Foods Review & Giveaway



If you have not heard of Level Foods but they have products that help manage diabetes and lose weight at the same time. I know as knowing someone who is diabetic and being pre-diabetes how important this is I worry every day that I will have to start insulin so o need to watch out and be more active and watch what I eat. I was sent a variety of things from Level Life that are fairly new on the market and they are Glucose Gels in the flavors Strawberry-Banana, Mandarin Orange, Vanilla and Green Apple these raise your blood sugar quickly so you do not go into diabetic shock.


I also got shakes in the flavors Classic Vanilla, Milk Chocolate, Rich Caramel and Strawberry Crème that are used to make you feel fuller by fighting hunger, gluten free and low glycemic. I also got protein bars and they were Carmel Chocolate Peanut that is covered with a thick layer of caramel and dipped in a rich, chocolaty coating. Double Chocolate Chip with a blend of milk and dark chocolate features crunchy bites of chocolate pieces covered in a thick chocolate coating. Chocolate Crisp Bar with a combination of milk and white chocolate chips gives this bar an incredibly rich flavor, then dunk it a bath of milk chocolaty goodness and Chocolate Peanut Crunch with a sweet chocolate flavor poured over classic roasted peanut pieces. All the bars are low glycemic and gluten free as well.


My Opinion: They are very low in sugar which I noticed right away but have a nice flavor and I like how they are designed for diabetics. My favorite is the Strawberry Crème Shakes and Carmel Chocolate Peanut Bars. I throw in my bag and take to work with me for a mid day snack.


To learn more visit http://levelfoods.com

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours. 

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MBINTEL Get your home risk analysis



If you were to go on vacation today would your home be safe? Would you be protected from a fire? I always wonder about this when I about to leave for the day or when I go on vacation myself; as I live in the woods with a neighbor close but all kinds of time share homes down the road. I recently got to review MBINTEL and ran a safety analysis with a bunch of questions I answered and took a total of 10 minutes to complete and they ask questions regarding Security, Safety and Emergency Preparedness and I got Average they had green good, red poor and yellow average.  I guess my results are better than poor in my eyes but let me know I still have a lot to get prepared for like a fire extinguisher in the home, a hand gun with a safety lock, a generator for electricity and back up food for at least a week.


You can go to www.mbintel.net and get your free report but if you want to upgrade to the full version it is $29.95 but thru 4/30 with coupon code MomBuzz you can get $10.00 off making it just $19.95!



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Music Mondays Uptown Funk Mark Ronson With Bruno Mars


BiteSizers from Mixed Pears


BiteSizers are mealtime food scissors that are easy to use scissors and are made for babies and toddler use. I got a pair of the Pink Bubbles that includes as snap cap for safety and the way they work is you find the food item that needs cutting rather it is spaghetti, chicken, bread and use the scissors to cut it up to the appropriate size and the green button on my scissors indicates the size by moving it around until you see the size you need then cut it. I do not know about you but as a parent a knife does not always work effectively at cutting up the food nor does it get small enough to prevent choking so these are a perfect fit. The BiteSizers are free of BPA, Lead, PV, Phthalates and Formaldehyde.


My Opinion: I found these scissors easy to use and worked well at cutting up food to the correct size and with such ease no matter what food it was. These also fit perfectly in a purse or diaper bag to take anywhere. These are also a great idea for a baby shower gift and love the colors and styles.


Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours. 

The Easter Bunny's Busy Day Activity Book By Peggy Schaefer



Easter is right around the corner and I have to tell you about a book from Ideal Publications called The Easter Bunny’s Busy Day Activity Book by Peggy Schaefer and illustrated by Lisa Reed and Kelly Pulley. This has a total of 16 pages with 85 stickers and some great learning tools like matching eggs, a maze, decorate an egg, connect the dots and more. This book is designed to engage children’s imagination while helping the Easter bunny on the busiest day of the year; having candy to make, baskets to pack and treats to hide. This is for ages 4 to 7 years old.


My Opinion: I really enjoyed this book and found young kids will like this as well since as they age will know the real meaning of Easter in the biblical sense. This will be put in a child’s Easter basket or maybe just given to keep busy beforehand this is also perfect as part of a lesson for home schooling parents out there.


To learn more visit http://www.idealsbooks.com



Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

The First Easter By Carol Heyer


I recently got the book The First Easter by Carol Heyer from Ideals Publications to review. This is for kids in a board book form so they can understand why we really celebrate Easter it is not about Easter baskets and candy but the day Jesus rose from the dead. This book has great illustration and tells the story of Jesus very well being 22 pages long.
From the book:
“Jesus and his disciples traveled to Jerusalem from the feast of Passover. Jesus rode into the city on a donkey. People lined the streets to see him, and they laid palm branched on the ground to make a soft carpet for the donkey’s feet. This was the first Palm Sunday. “

My Opinion: I really enjoyed this book I have and always will believe in Jesus and he has a power that people need to understand and show their kids about religion and go to church on Sundays. This book is beautifully illustrated and I will be sharing this with my young nieces. This is a great bed time story for all.



Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours. 

Bake It Pretty


We all know someone with a birthday or maybe you want to do something special for any event at home how about considering Bake It Pretty? If you have never heard of them they have sweet supplies for inspired bakers and I love to bake and cook. I was sent some items to review and the first one I got was Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit which includes Round Tip, Star Tip, Closed Star Tip, French Tip, Super Star Tip and One 16" pastry bag made of lightweight, double-coated polyurethane with a reinforced bottom, stitched border and hanging loop which is reusable and will last many years with proper care. I also got Mystery Backing Cup Pack which has 75 liners in a variety of styles and colors the size of the liners are 1-¼” height x 2” bottom which is the standard size.

My Opinion: I really liked the cupcake liners they are so very cute and stylish for any event such as birthdays, guests over, work functions and pot lucks. The icing kit is also nice as I have never made frosting that was so fancy and this will look like I worked a lot at making great cupcakes or cake decorating when I did not.
Besides what I have received they have mini cookie cutters, food coloring, novelty toppers and more at http://www.bakeitpretty.com/



Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

New Orleans Roast


New Orleans Roast is obviously located in Louisiana and if it wasn't for elaborate parties and half naked women, New Orleans would most likely be known for its coffee. In fact, one-third of all the coffee on the continent arrives through the Port of New Orleans. New Orleans Roast experts travel the world to learn as much as they can about the quality of coffee they buy. No detail is too small to be considered; from farming methods to climate and cloud cover. Only a small percentage of the world coffee bean crop is deemed exceptional enough for use by New Orleans Roast. Our coffee beans are selected from the top 10% of the 8 million tons of coffee that is harvested annually. At our roasting facility, located in the Marigny of New Orleans, our Roastmaster hand selects and slow roasts these beans in small batches to create a specialty blend of gourmet 100% Arabica coffee that's as unique and flavorful as the city it calls home. New Orleans Roast can be found in multiple outlets, ranging from Hotels, Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Offices, Airports and more. Our goal is to provide a high quality coffee experience wherever you are.
I got to review a variety of products like Single Serve Dark Roast which a traditional French roast, with its bittersweet flavor and rich, smooth character, is a blend deeply rooted in New Orleans.


Single Serve Medium Roast the roasting process of our Medium Roast allows the true flavors and characteristics of the coffee to emerge, resulting in no bitter aftertaste.
Single Serve Southern Pecan Our signature Southern Pecan flavor is created using a mild coffee, which allows the essence of the actual flavor to be the focal point. Having a Medium-bodied, mild acidity with no bitter aftertaste.


Family Sized Tea Bags A specialty blend of high quality tea leaves that are hand-selected for New Orleans Roast, delivering a smooth and refreshing finish you won't find anywhere else; Comes in a 24 Count box.
I also got three bags of coffee in Dark Roast, Medium Roast and Southern Pecan.
My Opinion: My husband tested these out and loved the Dark Roast the best so far but found them all equally tasty. I enjoyed the tea which I brewed and made an iced tea which I love instead of a sugar drink.


To learn more visit http://www.neworleansroast.com
Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.



Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Review & Giveaway



I know how important it is to wash your hands as we do not want to carry germs on them to get you sick and I know I wash my hands many, many times daily to prevent myself from getting sick and I have to say I have found a new hand soap to help. As a member of Purex Insider I was sent Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub from the Boutique Collection. This hand soap has a vibrant scent of freshly cut sugar cane, has gentle micro scrubbers and leaves refreshing moisture.


My Opinion: I suffer from extremely dry hands lately where I live and if I can find hand soap to moisture without over drying is an awesome fleet. I just used this new hand soap and I have to say the picture on the front is bold and large to see what sugar can look like but the scent is like a touch of sweetness of sugar and reminds me of vanilla maybe oh so hard to pick the complete fragrance out.  I love this hand soap so much and the micro scrubbers help remove dirt, oil and whatever messes you need cleaned on your hand.
The newest Boutique hand soap to join Coconut Lime Verbena, Water Blossom and Yellow Raspberry.



Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours. 

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My Tot Clock


If you are a mom of a toddler or young child you may have a hard time getting them to go to sleep or have a routine of any kind like you do. My Tot Clock has a solution to help with this and I got one to review. The one I got has yellow starts and moon with a blue background.  It also has 5 clock illuminates that changes color to teach your child when to be asleep and when to be awake.
Blue means Bedtime, Yellow means Waketime, Light Blue means Naptime, Green means Encouragement and Red means Timeout. So you basically set the clock time and press the button on top to indicate what your toddler age 2 and up should be doing. It has a handy handle for little hands to carry. So if your child has been bad they get a time out and sit there until the red light goes off. It even plays music and lullabies.


My Opinion: I really like this idea and will be a perfect training tool for toddlers and kids to learn a routine and have more discipline that I see lots of kids lack currently. I would definitely recommend on any parent and would make a perfect gift for anyone with your kids.
To learn more visit http://www.mytotclock.com


About Them:
My name is Pamela Gonzalez, and I am the inventor of My Tot Clock.  People often ask me how I came up with the idea for my product.  My answer is easy.sleep deprivation was the mother of my invention!   It all started four years ago when my oldest son Gabriel was only 2-years old. His new little brother Anthony arrived and took over the baby room, along with everything in it…including the sacred crib.  Gabriel was a great sleeper in his crib, but when he got into his big boy bed, all bets were off.  He became a master negotiator before bedtime, he required mommy to be in the room before he would fall asleep, he would wake up in the middle of the night (sometimes multiple times), and finally he would end up in our bed.    This became our routine, which was 100% created by a mommy who didn’t have the heart or the strength to let her big boy keep crying it out.  One night…or should I say the wee hours of the morning…I was putting Gabriel back to bed for the 2nd or 3rd time, when it dawned on me that the problem wasn’t that Gabriel loved waking up in the middle of the night and disturbing everyone's sleep, but that he had no idea what time it was! 
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Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours. 

Lo Fruit Beverage



I do not know if you have seen Lo at your local Walgreen’s, Rite Aid or on Amazon.com but these fruit juices are sweetened with stevia extract, blue agave nectar, partially Organic, low on the glycemic index and have no preservatives, no artificial ingredients or sweeteners . I was recently sent some to review and they were Blue Agave Pomegranate, Blue Agave Acai-Blue, Blue Agave Pomegranate Mojito and Blue Agave Mango Mojito all having 40 calories or less. Lo contains ActiVin, an all-natural Red Grape Seed Extract rich in polyphenols - powerful plant-based antioxidants called proanthocyanidins.
My Opinion; These are best served chilled as indicated on the bottle and they taste better than they smell and I am not a stevia fan but I could only taste it slightly in the drink which is better than some drinks I have tried an di could really taste it. Would I buy these? I am unsure as there needs to be more flavors like strawberry, grape and blueberry. They are better for me then soda and great for diabetics as well.

To learn more visit http://www.lofruitbeverage.com

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SinfulColors Spring 2015 Collection


Finally Spring is almost here and with that comes new color collections from SinfulColors which are called Spring Fever and I chose Tempest which is a subtly but seductive purple, Feel The Vibe a bright splash of juicy orange, Flight To See which is a prismatic plum from the Opalescent Trend Topper, Zest Of Time a lustrous magenta from the Bright Jelly Topper and Flower Power which is baby pink speckled with white & fuchsia from the Specialty Glitters. There is a total of 24 bold, vibrant and unexpected colors to lift the winter blues and a time of rebirth.
                      


My Opinion: I like pastel colors for spring time and the brightness after this winter has been so long in Maine I am ready for some color and I am all about color in my life to get me excited for spring. The colors go on nicely and look amazing.
Besides what I have gotten to review they also have Cloud 9 a perfect orange, Nail Junkie sparkle-infused aqua, Navy I Do true navy blue, Prized Plume iridescent peacock-feather blue, Horizon Shine high-shined crimson red, Petal Be The Day royal blue and purple confetti and so many more.
To learn more visit http://www.sinfulcolors.com
Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.


Wonderfully Raw Gourmet


Wonderfully Raw is made with Organic, Live, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Paleo products and I was recently given the opportunity to review and I was sent a variety of products and they are CoCo-Roons Brownie which is made with the finest, organic, raw, cacao giving it a deep, rich and robust flavor. CoCo-Roons Orange Dreamsicle that is made with a dreamy combination of fresh OJ, coconut, and almond flour makes for this classic combination of yummy.  Dipperz -Ranch Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Carrots pre-dipped and ready to eat. Just think of the veggie party tray. They have 1 pound of veggies each serving.  Brussel  Bytes Cheezy Herb flavor might just be the tastiest vegetable you ever had. Organic Brussel Sprouts, Organic Coconut and Organic Pumpkin Seeds tossed in a tasty coating of goodness. Snip Chips Chipotle Lyme Cilantro is made with Organic Parsnips & Organic Coconut combined with our tasty coating of goodness. Make this Snip Chip the next big thing in healthy snacking.  Parsnips are high in vitamin C,E & K , high in fiber, omega3 and potassium.


My Opinion: I love the CoCo-Roons the best as I am not a Brussel sprouts fan or Cilantro fan. The Dipperz were very interesting as well. I like they are made with quality ingredients and good for you.
Besides what I got they have Brussel Bytes Chili-Pumpkin, Dipperz Cheezy, Snip Chips Dill Pickle Almond Strawberry CoCo-Roons and more at http://wonderfullyrawgourmet.com


Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours. 

#Disney Side at Home Party

I recently got to host a Disney Side at Home party and I decided to do it was for my nieces birthday celebration. Below are the photos from the party.


WWJD The Journey Continues




March 31, 2015 marks the release of WWJD: The Journey Continues on DVD and Digital HD from Nasser Entertainment and Cinedigm. This movie stars John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard), Lorenzo Lamas (Big Time Rush TV Series)and Joseph Nasser (Dawn Rider) and directed and written by Joseph Nasser.
This movie is about a pastor who was bound by a promise to his mother on her deathbed to lead his wayward ex-con brother to Christ as they work together to renovate a dilapidated church. But, when a desperate man robs the church at gunpoint, one brother’s sacrifice sets events into motion that lead the pastor, the gunman and the community on an improbable journey back to faith and redemption.
My Opinion: I really enjoyed this movie of faith as I like feel good movies with religion involved and to see what Christ is capable of is just amazing what good work he does. I like that we can trust people again and find good in people instead of a world full of distrust. The movie kept me watching it from start to finish with some tears shed as well as sometimes I am emotional when watching movies.

To learn more about this movie visit http://www.newvideo.com/nasser/wwjd-the-journey-continues/

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.

EYLURE




I was recently sent EYLURE products to review and they are Brow Stencils which comes in a package of four easy to us eye brow shaping which you apply a stencil over the brow and you want one that is the best for your brow shape then you would fill the area with colour, powder or brow pencil and finally remove the stencil and tweeze the hair outside the are marked with powder. Tweeze in the direction for hair growth. The next item I got is Brow Shapers shaped hair removal strips which comes in a package of 12 applications easy to use to remove excess hair on eyebrow the way you use them is you put on the excess hair and pull against the direction of hair growth and you would pull away and down to remove hair.

The next item was Lengthening No 080 multipack eyelashes that a full but filmy lash with a wispy, even finish. Suitable for all eye shapes, they are ideal for regular wear or a special occasion. Note: Lash Glue and application and care instructions included in all packs.
The last item is Naturals No 011 is sweet and romantic, full lashes without fuss. Ideal for the girls who wants natural with a sexy twist; Eylure Naturalites strip lashes enhance the natural beauty of your eyes. Suitable for all eyeshapes, they are ideal for regular wear or a special occasion. Application and care instructions enclosed with glue as well for application.
My Opinion: Well I have never done my eyebrows and was interested to do them as they a bit wild and I it was easy to follow the stencil and put powder outside the area the removal strips also worked ok to take hair off the eyebrows. I am not a big fan of the eyelashes as they are artificial, I guess if I had no eyebrows they would be fine to use.
To learn more visit http://www.eylure.com

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.