Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Happy Mardi Gras!


Can be called Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday in English, refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

Related popular practices are associated with Shrovetide celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. In countries such as England, Mardi Gras is also known as Shrove Tuesday, which is derived from the word shrive, meaning "confess".

Trixi's Treasures

The best homemade treasures from wherever you may live not just sunny California you can order Trixi’s Treasures and have them shipped right to your door. Smooth Stop Strawberry Banana Treasure Mix 2.8 oz. bag this has 100% real fruit that has no sulfur, unsweetened that also has 100% real yogurt drops made with live active cultures without preservatives.
Pretzel Parlor Triple Berry Yogurt Pretzel Twists 2.5 oz. the bag you have pretzels with raspberry, strawberry and blueberry flavors along with 100 % real yogurt that is made with live and active cultures without preservatives.

 “Express”-O CafĂ© Mixed Chocolate Espresso Beans 2.5 oz. Bag this is the Java edition which all contain different flavors of the finest handpicked Arabica coffee beans covered in the premium award winning chocolate.
Puffcorn Factory Buffalo Ranch Puffs 1.2 oz. bag these have either cheese curls, white cheddar cheese curls or white cheddar puffs mixed with buffalo and ranch flavors.
Cookie “Bake”-RY Toasted Coconut Crispy Butter Shortbread 2.5 oz. bag buttery shortbread treasure coins that are made with Trixi’s Treasures “Original” mix pieces then add toasted coconut flakes.

Valentine’s Love Bites Milk Chocolate Toffee Almonds Treasure mix 2 oz. bag with bugles, corn puffs, toasted oat squares, rye chips, rice squares, oat hearts, Crispix, wheat squares, oat rings, fruit rings, fruit puffs, crunchy corn puffs, Grahams, pretzels, honeycombs, cheddar crackers, animal cookies, rice crackers and milk chocolate toffee almonds.
Peanut butter Chocolate Shantelyn Krisps 2 oz. bag this has signature Treasure mix pieces covered with the peanut butter chocolate and molded into cute charms which are finished off with gold shimmering Trixi pearl dust.
Dessert Bar White Chocolate Sugar Cookies & Cookies & Cream Bites + Treasure Mix 2.8 oz. this has cookies covered in white creamy chocolate then rolled in ground sugar along with Original Treasure mix.

My Opinion: These bags are so easy to take anywhere I just throw in my purse, lunch box or gym bag and off I go. I really enjoyed all the flavors I got from Trixi’s Treasures and the gold bags are a nice touch. I am also touched my Trixi’s Story and how she almost gave up but turned her life around and kept going she is a true inspiration.

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Daniel Visits the Farm


Coming to DVD on March 14, 2017, from PBS kids is Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Daniel Visits the Farm. Have fun with Daniel Tiger as he learns how to help others, conquer his fears, and much more! There are 4 Grr-ific tales on this DVD and runs approximately 60 minutes you will find the following episodes:
Daniel and Margaret visit the farm: Daniel heads to the Neighborhood Farm where Chrissie is riding a horse. When Chrissie encourages Daniel to take a turn, Daniel is nervous about riding a horse for the very first time. He soon learns that having a friendly hand to hold can help you face your fears!

Clean Up Time: Daniel and O the Owl are playing “farm” at Daniel’s house. They are having a lot of fun, but are making quite a mess! After losing his watch in a messy room, Daniel realizes that cleaning up and putting his toys away will help him find it.
Daniel Uses His Words: Daniel is playing “farm” today, but when Mom Tiger is cleaning up, she accidentally ruins Daniel’s game. Grr! Mom teaches Daniel to express his feelings so she can understand why he is upset. Once Daniel uses his words, Mom helps him rebuild his farm.
Margaret’s Bathtime: Daniel is at home playing with his toy horse when Mom asks him to help her give Margaret a bath.  Reluctant at first, Daniel eventually realizes how proud and good it makes him feel to take care of his little sister. 
My Opinion: This is age appropriate for ages 4 and under with very important lessons from visiting a farm and being fearless and not afraid of anything with confidence. These were some cute episodes and lessons to be neater.
To see more visit http://pbskids.org/daniel


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Monday, February 27, 2017

Crazy Cups Rum Vanilla Rhumba


So, I live here in the Northeast and the last week has been crazy with the snow that is come to give you a little synopsis of it is all the way up to my back windows! If I went out there and stood it would bury me as I am only 4’11”! Today is a warm day for us yes 40° is warm some of you might think it’s a little crazy but for the occasion, I am having a cup of Crazy Cups Rum Vanilla Rhumba this one transports you to the Caribbean paradise with the flavors of rum and vanilla that will dance across your tongue. All Crazy Cups coffee has 13 g of coffee in each single-serve cup along with being compatible with all Keurig pod brewers including Keurig 2.0. They are gluten-free, nut-free and no calories along with being recyclable.

My Opinion: I truly enjoyed escaping to my own paradise on this 40° day I do want to stay there but I know we need to come back as I love the taste of vanilla and rum in my coffee. I do recycle the cups to do my part of being an eco-friendly environment.
To see more visit http://crazycups.com

Don’t forget you can use coffee for many things including my favorite desserts.
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Lugz Sentry Charcoal/Black


Lugz Sentry Charcoal/Black is an old-school style and modern-day technology style that is an update on the classic 6-inch boot. This hiking boot features a compression molded foam core midsole for flex and cushion, flex astride memory foam insole for comfort and stability, and rugged slip-resistant rubber sole for durability and grip (Mark II tested slip resistant rubber sole). 

These are a man’s boot that retails for $94.99 and comes in sizes 6.5D up to 13.0 D. Now some other details about the Sentry is a has a durable brush upper, padded tongue and collar. The other two colors it comes in is Black or Golden Wheat/Bark/Cream/Gum.

My Opinion: I got these for my husband as he likes a hiking boot and his other one just got worn out and what I like about this is it’s a simple design is nothing too flashy which my husband likes along with the stitch and you can tell is made from quality stitching as it has three in one area. So, I guess what I’m trying to say is when you buy a pair of Lugz they are going to last a long time and you won’t regret buying a pair.


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Whimzees

Whimzees are natural dog treats that are toothbrushes and look likes one that is made with natural ingredients with low fat and has a great tasting chew dogs will love. The shape will help remove tartar and plaque as they chew.   At Paragon Pet Products, our mission is to stimulate the relationship between dogs and their owners by providing healthy and fun treats.  You can find them in sizes XS, S, M, L and XL in the colors Green, Brown, and Orange. Not recommended for dogs under 9 months or under 5 lbs. Make sure to monitor while chewing to make sure your dog does not choke along with having water available. As with any edible product, monitor your dog to ensure the treat is adequately chewed. Swallowing any item without thoroughly chewing it may be harmful or even fatal to a dog.

My Opinion: I got size XS for dogs 5-15 pounds which are perfect for my Yorkshire Terrier I did watch her eat one and had to take it away as she scared me and I was afraid she would choke.
To see more visit http://www.whimzees.com

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Simple Earth Monthly Recipe Box Giveaway Ends 3/20


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Sequin Art Red Collection Jack Dolphin


Create exciting Sequin Art pictures by simply placing the velvet design on the polystyrene base and pinning on the sequins to complete this vibrant product. Children and Adults will have great fun creating sparkling pictures with this Sequin Art Set. Provides hours of fun creating a sparkling picture. The kit comes complete with all the pins and sequins to produce the colorful design. The sequins shimmer and sparkle and the pinheads also reflect the light. Typically takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete, then you can display for all to see. Sequin Art is great for Summer time craft projects, Holiday gifts, and perfect for that crafty loved one! Contents: Framed polystyrene base, Velvet flocked design, packets of colored sequins, pins and full-color instruction book. I got Jack Dolphin from the Sequin Art Red Collection the complete picture is a dolphin jumping out of the water with a life preserver on and the sun in the background.  This is for ages 4 and up and the size of the picture is 2.5 cm by 3 cm.

My Opinion: I found this easy to do but tedious as the pieces are small to put in the outlined picture. I think this is great for kids to make and them frame and put on their wall with so many different pictures and skill levels to choose from.
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Candy Club


Each month get premier candy sent to your door you get 3- 1 lb. containers which cost $27.99/ for a monthly plan, $22.99/ 6-month plan and $19.99/12- month plan plus the cost of shipping. After you chose your plan you make a payment, take a candy quiz and finally select your candies. I got Hershey’s Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter which as you know are tiny autumn colored buttons of sweet, candy-coated nut butter these perennial peanutty favorites make a welcome addition to your candy jar. Arway Dark Chocolate Nonpareils these are for those who prefer something darker, try these thins which are dusted with white sprinkles for an elegant and delicious finish. E.Frutti Sour Cherry Cola Bottles is a sweet combination of sweet and sour flavors in every gummy cola bottle. Each bottle is filled with a classic cherry cola taste and a slight dusting of sugar on the outside. I also got some bonus candy spread throughout the box of Atkinson’s Rainbow Twist these have a wild cherry flavor in a rainbow-colored twist. Perfect for on the go enjoyment or added to your candy dish.

My Opinion: The box arrived and the candy was wrapped delicately along with extra candy surprise was a nice touch. I loved all the candy I got and the taste was very fresh. I had never had the E. Frutti Sour Cherry Cola Bottles so it was nice to try something new I can’t find in stores.



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It’s Ernest The Complete Series


Out now on DVD & Digital from Mill Creek Entertainment is your favorite 1980’s Hey Vern, It’s Me! I’m on TV! It’s Ernest The Complete Series 13 Episodes. With the overwhelming success of Ernest Goes to Camp in 1987, Ernest-mania was in full force. The lovable southern bumpkin, a familiar face in numerous television commercials in the 80s, had finally reached the big screen and now it was time for a stint on television in Hey Vern, It’s Ernest!

Jim Varney who created the Ernest P. Worrell character starred in this imaginative Saturday morning kid’s program composed of a series of live-action comedy sketches.  Each show follows a weekly theme such as outer space; hobbies, scary things or magic.  Hey Vern, It’s Ernest! has been compared to other live-action kid’s comedy series such as You Can’t Do That on Television and Pee-Wee’s Playhouse! Below are the episodes you get:
1. Hey Vern, It's Outer Space
2. Hey Vern, It's Clothing
3. Hey Vern, It's Scary Things
4. Hey Vern, It's Movies
5. Hey Vern, It's Magic
6. Hey Vern, It's Sports
7. Hey Vern, It's Pets
8. Hey Vern, It's Hobbies
9. Hey Vern, It's Food
10. Hey Vern, It's Holidays
11. Hey Vern, It's School
12. Hey Vern, It's Lost and Found
13. Hey Vern, It's Talent

This runs a total of 4 hours and 53 minutes long.
My Opinion: I remember the commercials from the 1980’s mostly the milk on as I was a kid and they were on Saturday mornings which was the day I watched cartoons and no school. I also loved all his movies he always could make you laugh. This DVD is a nice one to share with kids who may say who is that? Then I can say how can you not know Ernest! I think I may start to feel old oh boy I am not going there.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Newman’s Own Lamb Digestive Care Snack Sticks from Chewy.com


Newman’s Own Lamb Digestive Care Snack Sticks from Chewy.com have the best ingredients for digestive health and added delectable lamb meat that is the number 1 ingredient. Each stick has tons of fiber from pumpkin, which is a natural digestive aid. These are also loaded with probiotics that support healthy digestion, gluten-free and grain-free with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Your pup is getting only high-quality ingredients in this tasty treat and you can feel good knowing that Newman’s Own donates 100% of their profits to charity.

My Opinion: I like how these are made from Newman’s which is a trusted name but they are not organic and do not say it anywhere on the package. They have natural ingredients from lamb and vegetables.


As a #Chewy Influencer, Fiona & I can review products each month and share our opinion with you.

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Chef’s Vision 6 Piece Color Landscape Kitchen Knives Set


Chef’s Vision 6 Piece Color Landscape Kitchen Knives Set comes in a luxury gift box and is razor sharp with a unique non-stick design. You get an 8-inch Chef knife has summer in the mixed forest of Beckingen Germany, 8-inch Bread knife has gone over the Carpathian Mountains in Western Ukraine, 8-inch Slicing Knife has tulip fields in the province of Flevoland Holland 7-inch Santoku Knife has on him Beech forest over the Carpathian Mountains in Western Ukraine, 5-inch Utility Knife has sunset over the sea on the beach of Con Dao in Vietnam.And 3.5-inch Paring Knife views from Lake Tekapo on the South Island of New Zealand. 

These are made with high-quality stainless steel blades for precision cutting, superior nonstick multi-color code in helps to release in slices and sticky food after slicing. These have an ergonomic handle so you can assure to have a stronger grip and smooth cut in action. Dishwasher safe making it easy and hygienic to clean along with color coding to help prevent food cross-contamination. Approved by several food safety agencies including the FDA in America, LFGB in Germany, SGS in Switzerland, EEC and Europe and DGCCRF in France. These have a 100% money back guarantee so if you don’t like them you can reef turn them and get refunded.
My Opinion: I really was drawn to the beautiful scenic Chef’s Vision knives as I really like the landscape that was on each knife I’ve never seen anything like them. I also got to thinking if I was a chef how these would be nice to look at instead of plain knives. I did find these to work very well for whatever I needed to cut with them in the box they come in is beautiful to keep him in place, I had no problems using them in the dishwasher and they came out perfectly fine.
To see more visit http://chefsvisionknives.com

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Winner's List Turbo Tax & Halos


Turbo Tax: ELENA & BETSY W.
Halos: Edye






Klutz Capsters


Klutz Capsters for ages 8 & up can make cool collectibles you get 15 bottle caps, over 160 art punch-outs, custom Klutz glaze, 6 charms (I got eyeball, butterfly, penguin, dog, cat, and alien), googly eyes, jewels, clips and coated wires. You also have a booklet attached with a spiral bound to tell you how to make Capsters. You also can use them to make many things including a necklace, belt charm, gift tag, barrette and so much more.

My Opinion: I found the instructions very straightforward and easy to follow and with so many different art punch-outs your creative is endless you will just need to purchase more bottle caps and charms. I just wish you have more charms to chose from on the website.


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Greenies Teenie Grain Free Canine Dental Chews from Chewy.com


The #1 Vet-Recommended Dental Chew is GREENIES Teenie Grain Free Canine Dental Chews are proven to clean dogs’ teeth by fighting both plaque and tartar buildup, freshening breath, and maintaining healthier teeth and gums. Our new Grain Free Chews are formulated with chickpeas and potato for a more natural diet, making these low-fat dental chews perfect for daily treating. Complete oral care is important for your dog’s total body health and can add years to their lifespan. You also can get sizes regular and large. Some other varieties that greenies come in are bursting blueberry dental chew, freshman dental chew and weight management dental chew. One dental chew a day helps clean your dog's teeth by using their natural chew and action to wipe away plaque and tartar buildup from the surface of teeth. These are safe and easy to digest made with highly soluble ingredients helps to break down quickly for easy digestion, making them more digestible than premium dry dog food. The irresistible taste dogs are highly palatable and great tasting and for dogs of all sizes. These are also bendable for a deeper clean.

You can find these at Chewy.com which has all your pet needs and founded by people with a serious passion for helping cats. They wanted to make the process of finding food, treats and all the good stuff easy to find along with getting it delivered straight to your doorsteps.
My Opinion: I got the teenie size which is grain free and I gave one to Fiona but I was afraid that it was too small for her and she was going to choke on it so I watched her the whole time she ate it she did enjoy the taste in the fact that she can get her teeth cleaned at the same time is a plus as we all know how costly it can be to take your dog to the vet and get them cleaned.



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