Friday, October 10, 2014

Review: NEW Purex Aromatherapy Crystals

I received a free bottle of these crystals to try out and give my honest review from the Purex Insiders page.

I was SO excited to get these. I do at least 2 loads of laundry a day and to have a scent booster to up my normal laundry detergent sounded amazing to me!

I used them for the first time today and I love them! I have used it twice so far and not only is it making my clothes smell amazing, but it's also leaving my house smelling amazing!

I got the citrus scented one and I love it! These little beads go a long way! My first load I sprinkled just a tiny little bit into the bottom of my washer before adding my clothes. The scent that came out of my washer was so fresh and delicious smelling! Normally when I was my laundry, my clothes have no scent. It's like my washer washes away all the fragrance that my normal laundry soap has. But after using the crystals in my wash, and when I took them out, it just smelled amazing! Like I had rolled my clothes in these crystals and the scent just stuck..

Now on to even more exciting news! They sent me 3 product coupon's to give away!! You can win 1! So we will have 3 winners!
Just comment below and tell me if you have used these yet, it's it! =) I will keep this giveaway open for 1 week!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Review: RAGU

Since I was little the only spaghetti sauce we have ever used is Ragu. My Dad swears by the stuff and that is just what we have always used when we are making some kind of pasta dish. Even now that I am married and moved out and have kids of my own, we are still Ragu fans.

I was sent a FREE product coupon from Crowdtap to test and share Ragu. Of course I shared it, and it was on a very special occasion, my husband's birthday! We invited family and friends over, I made a cake, which is pictured but not yet frosted.

I made lasagna!!! I LOVE using ragu sauce for lasagna, 1 jar of this makes a big pot of this and you can feed a large group of people. The sauce is runny, but holds well when cooked up and sits in the dish.

The cake I made homemade peanut butter frosting to go on it. And I served the lasagna with garlic bread! It was delicious! Ragu sauce is amazing!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Review: Chapstick duel-ended hydration lock

I was lucky enough to be chosen to receive a free Chapstick duel-ended hydration lock chapstick from Smiley360. I am a HUGE chapstick lover and was glad to try this and offer my feedback on it.

I was given the option to choose this one. Which is the Moisturize and renew. Or the Day & Night. I use other thing's on my lips at night time so I chose to try the moisturize and renew one. And for 1 main reason. I read that it is supposed to help with fine lines, and make your lips look smooth. Right now it's getting cold in my area so I am looking for something to help me get my lips back in shape so that I can wear my Fall lipstick. I don't wear lipstick any other time of year but Fall time.
I wore lipstick for the 2nd time this year and did notice a difference when applying it. My lips seemed smoother, a lot less flaky and chapped, and they lipstick didn't seem to settle down into my lip creases.

The two main thing's that I like about this duel-ended chapstick, is that the actual container has some bulk to it. It's very easy to hold on to, and also easy to find in my purse.
The other thing that I really like is how the chapstick comes out of the tube. Each end has it's own twist top, so it works sort of like a lipstick. The chapstick comes out very smoothly, and goes back down great. There isn't any wasted chapstick, or a broken twist that keeps the chapstick raised up and then you ruin half of it.

One thing I didn't care for, the smell/taste. I don't care who you are, you at some point end up licking your lips and you get that nasty chapstick after taste in your mouth. This chapstick is no different, but might be a little worse than other's. It doesn't have any kind of strong scent to it, which is nice. But it's not a pleasant scent either. It's very hard to explain what I mean without you actually using it.

But all in all, I really like this chapstick. I have been using it all through out the day on a daily basis for a week now.

***This product was sent to me for review, but all opinions are 100% my own!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Time for another giveaway!... This giveaway is going to be for a full size SKINAGAIN Youth Moisturizer. I love this stuff and it is part of my daily skincare routine.

($64.00 value!)

This youth moisturizer aids in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and loss of elasticity. 
It works amazing as a primer. I have used it under BB creams, CC creams and also liquid foundations and it works great.
I also have used it under different face creams and have never had a problem with it. So it works great with any face care routine that you have.

It is:
  • Fragrance free
  • Paraben free
  • No harsh chemicals
  • No dyes
  • Gluten free
  • Cruelty free
**** This product was purchased by me. SKINAGAIN is no way in part of this giveaway. I will be mailing the winner their prize.

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49 Cent Clothes!!

Yes, you read that title correctly, clothes are only .49!

I'm not sure if I am the only one that didn't know this, BUT every Sunday, Goodwill stores have a special where certain tags on their clothes are 49 cents! WHAT?!?! Yes, this is true! I had no clue about it until last week when I went into a thrift store, found a bunch of sweaters for the upcoming winter, and a friend told me about it.

Nice toilet, eh? ;-)

This WHOLE outfit, only cost me $1.47! Yes, the capri's are a little baggy, but I am thinking with a few more washes and tumble them in the dryer they will be perfect. Anyway, who want's super tight pants anyways? I know I don't.
The cardigan is such a nice quality, heavy and warm. It fit me perfectly. I am not one to button any of my over shirts, so this fits me perfectly. I really like this outfit.

Here is another shirt, with the same tank top and capri's but with a peach colored shirt over the top. This shirt is an Old Navy brand and was only .49. I really like it, it has a stretchy fabric and I like how it looks on me.

And I LOVE this mustard colored cardigan. It has long sleeves at the wrists to roll up, and just looks very classic. I am very happy with this one.

I will for sure be going back again. I also picked up some shirts for my kids, a couple sweaters for my husband for him to wear to work when it get's colder and a couple other shirts for myself that I didn't take a picture of.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Easy Triscuit snack!

Are you looking for a simple snack? Or maybe something easy to bring to a family get together or a road trip? Try this!

Take Dill & Olive Oil Triscuit's. 
In a small bowl combine sour cream and chives
Top each Triscuit with the sour cream and chive mixture.
And then add cut up pickles!

It is DELICIOUS! I started making these over the summer and my kids love them. I also took them to a family get together and a few of our camping trips. I didn't pre-make them. But I had the sour cream and chive mixture ready in another bowl and people just topped the crackers themselves. Such an easy thing to take along with you.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Seventh Generation

^^I received this product for review. All opinion's are my own.

Seventh Generation™ Hand Wash formulas are free of triclosan, dyes and synthetic fragrances? The lively scent of Mandarin Orange & Grapefruit is sure to refresh and awaken your senses. It’s like a touch of sunshine on your countertop!

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I received this hand wash from Smiley360. This is my first mission through them and I was SO excited to be chosen!
This hand wash is very citrusy, so if you aren't into that kind of scent I wouldn't choose it for you. For me, It smells more on the mandarin side. Didn't really get a grapefruit smell. But it smells wonderful!

I found this soap to foam up really well. You don't need a lot, which I loved! This bottle will last me along time. I don't find the scent to linger too long on my hands, but it does leave an after smell, which I like. It smells just like mandarin oranges. 

All in all, I really like this hand soap. It smells good, it will last a long time, the bottle is SO cute and will match many home decors as well. Which is always a plus for me! I love matching.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Book Review: Almost Perfet

Author: Orly Krauss-Winer
Pages: 266
Type: Thriller/Suspense
Description: A Saturday off-road outing leads to a burned-out car with a man's body inside: a young and successful lawyer found dead, with no known enemies. 
Three women, all deeply connected in some way to the victim, are swept into the investigation, involving a post-WWII love affair, an embezzlement case, and a brilliant police detective. When the truth is revealed, secrets are exposed – they must all face a difficult, complex, and unexpected reality. 

My Review: I absolutely love the cover of this book. It's so timeless, get so haunting at the same time. I think it really fit's the book perfectly. I am one of those readers who always judge a book by it's cover. =)
This was a great book. I have been getting lucky lately with the books I've been reading, as they have all been pretty good. But I have to say that I think this is one of my favorite's of the year. It is a very light read. There isn't too much you have to think about, it wasn't a huge blow-out at the end where it was a big shocker. But the book was very well written, the character's were very likable, and it made the suspense of the book even more fun.

Find it HERE on Amazon to purchase. 

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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

REVIEW: Zevia Zero Calorie Soda .. (Mom's Meet)

**I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agree to use this product and post  my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.**

I was SO excited to be contacted by Moms Meet to review my first product through their blogging program. I have always loved the community and now I am able to share the amazing products that Moms Meet supports and has on their website.

I let all 3 kids pick out which soda they were most excited for, put them in the fridge and after they got cold we tried them!

They chose, Grape, Cream Soda, and Lemon Lime Twist. And they loved them! I tried some of each also, I found them to be a little overly sweet, but the kids couldn't get enough! They even started mixing the soda's together and they said they tasted awesome mixed! 
This is them saying how AWESOME the soda is! My oldest son (in the middle) was jumping up and down with excitement. lol. 

Fun Facts:

  • Zevia Zero Calorie Soda is sweetened naturally with a unique blend of high purity Stevia (grown right here in the US!) and Monk Fruit.
  • Zevia comes in 15 different flavors, including GingerRoot BeerStrawberry, CherryCola, and many more. 
  •  This soda contains no calories, sugar or artificial sweeteners.
  • No worries! It’s totally Kosher, Vegan, and Gluten-Free! 
  • The retail price for a 6-pack of Zevia ranges from $3.99 to $5.99.

I love that I am able to offer my kids a healthier soda. One that is sweet tastes like soda, and can offer them that "flavor" that you look for when wanting a pop, but without all the harsh ingredients.

Learn more online
Connect with Zevia online to see their latest products and get exclusive access to discounts  and special offers!


Be sure to go to and show YOUR Zevia style to WIN!!

On to the giveaway!!! They were kind enough to send me 8 free product coupons for either a 4 or 6 pack of Stevia soda! How amazing is that? Just fill out the rafflecopter below to enter! =)

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Friday, August 15, 2014

*FREEBIES* 8/9-8/15/14 & Winnings!

My new video is now live on my youtube channel!! Check it out and see what AMAZING freebies I got in the mail this week! =)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Freebies! 8/12/14

I had a small mail day, but it was AWESOME!

First up are soaps from Fiji Organic... Let me tell you, these soaps smell AMAZING! But not an overwhelming smell that you wouldn't be able to stand them if you were around them too long. This unfortunately happens way too often with soaps and I find myself not wanting to purchase them.
I was in contact with them and asked if they had any samples, they were gracious enough to send me a few, and I am IN LOVE! They also sent me a 25% off coupon for my next purchase. Which I WILL be using in the very near future. 
The scents they sent are:
Fragrance Free
Lemongrass Tangerine
Pink Grapefruit
Awapuhi Seaberry
And my favorite one of them all, Tea Tree Spearmint. This smells AMAZING! I have always been a huge fan of tea tree oil, and the smell of this soap is heavenly! 

And my last freebie is from Big Ass Solutions, it was a promo they were doing, you got a code and you put the code in to get a free glass from them.. I'm SO happy that I was able to get one while this was still going on, the glass is very thick and I love the look of it.

Friday, August 8, 2014


Check out these AMAZING freebies!! This was in just 1 mail day! Now i'm kind of worried since my week has been so amazing with free stuff, that next week I won't get anything. lol..

I got my first magazine subscription, it is Essence magazine.. Check out for a chance to take survey's and then use your "money" to get FREE magazine subscriptions.

As always, make sure you check out and to stay up to date with current freebies. That is where the fish oil, vive, and boating sticker came from.

The owl cell phone case came from maxboost. I talked about that in my previous blog post. Every week day they post a link and a code for you to use to get a free cell phone case. You have be FAST because they only give out so many each week day.

The "I served" stickers came from Operation Home Front. They are a website that you can get free stickers, and also make a donation (if you choose) to help out our service people.

I also got a priority mail starter pack. This was ordered off the USPS website. It was a freebie that was floating around on the groups about a week ago.

And then, my favorite thing of all!!! A FREE coffee mug from BigAssFans! I don't believe you can sign up for this anymore. But I was SO excited to get it! It's a very strong mug and I do believe it's going to be a new favorite of mine.

Pretty awesome freebie do if I do say so myself. =)
I am finding that it is VERY time consuming to sign up for freebies. If you step away from your computer for 5 minutes a freebie could be gone by the time you get back. But I sure am loving all of this mail!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Freebies: Wednesday 8/6/14

I didn't get many freebies today, but what I got was AMAZING! So, last Friday Bath & Body Works started a deal where you went to their website and bought ANYTHING (yes, anything!) and you could get a FULL SIZE body mist of your choice for FREE! Is that not amazing? I personally check their sales out often, and this is the first time I've seen this one offered. So, of course I had to place an order!

The Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin has been a favorite of mine from them for about 4 years now. It is the perfect Fall scent. I already have this very same body mist, but since I wear it so often, I wanted another one! This is my go-to perfume. I even wear it in the summer! This isn't just strictly a Fall scent for me. I change my scents up often, but I will buy the smaller body sprays from Bath & Body Works, that way I don't have a ton of 1 scent.

But, this is what I got:

The Body Mist has a new design on it! I personally liked last years design better, but this is still a Fall scent and the bottle is pretty, just not my favorite design for the bottle to date.

And that cell phone case was completely free from MaxBoost on Facebook. Every weekday they do a giveaway for a cell phone case, they go SUPER fast so you have to be on and check their page often to see when the next giveaway is going to be. But what happens is, they will post their Amazon page link, and then a code and you have to be really fast, click the link, add it to your cart, enter the code and check out. This time I got a white case. And the fun thing about MaxBoost, you can get a different case every month!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Review: DermOrganic

DermOrganic® products are made using ingredients that are synergistic to your hair and skin to replenish from the outside what your hair and skin need inside for health and vitality. From the shampoo cleansers made from EFA lipids and amino acids, to conditioners blended with vegetable proteins, to treatments rich in natural moisture factors and all based on a proprietary lipid-rich emulsification systems, DermOrganic products outperform standard hair and skin care formulations to deliver exceptional results to salon treated hair. (source)

I was in contact with DermOrganic and they were kind enough to send me some samples to try and review. Let me start off by saying, their costumer service is excellent! They are quick getting back to your e-mails, and my samples were here in just a couple of days! Talk about excellent service.

DermOrganic is also all vegan, they are made with no animal by-products and are never tested on animals, No sulfates, glycols, DEA, MEA, dyes or food coloring, Gluten- free, Paraben-free and no artificial preservatives, And they are made without salt, sodium chloride or other artificial thickeners.

I know that I struggle with acne and sensitive skin. A bad combination since all acne products have some form of alcohol in them, which dries your skin out. In just a weeks time, my chin area has cleaned up a lot. I now wish I would have taken pictures of what I started with and what my face now looks like.
I have been using DermOrganic for a little over a week, and a little goes a long way! Even using these over a week, I still have half a bottle of the shampoo left, and almost a whole bottle of the moisturizer. This stuff works, and lasts a long time!

I like the facial cleanser because it cleans by face really well, doesn't have a strong smell, and it deep cleans without leaving any form of leftover residue on my face. Themoisturizer is very light weight, it doesn't leave my skin oily, and it lasts all day! I have been using the lotion on the bottoms of my feet, and my chipped heels have improved in a HUGE way in just a weeks time. I also like the lotion because I don't have an oily feel to my hands, it absorbs really well.

This shampoo has left my hair so soft! As you are working it into your hair, you can just feel the product working. You get that squeaky clean sound as you are rinsing. I have also noticed from using this that my dry scalp has cleared up a lot!. The leave in treatment I have just been using for the ends of my hair since my scalp can be quite oily. But I also curled my hair twice this past week, put a little of this in the palm of my hand, rubbed my hands together and then gently spread this through my curls, it left them so soft and shiny, and didn't leave a heavy residue in my hair. 

Let's talk about this hair repair. This stuff needs it's own paragraph it's THAT good! I have only used this once, and my hair felt like I had just left a high priced salon. My hair was so smooth, shiny, soft, no tangles. It was like silk! I also noticed a huge difference in my normal fly-aways that I always seem to have around the front of my face. They are gone! 1 treatment of this made my hair so incredibly healthy looking and feeling! This stuff is like a miracle..

If you have been wondering about DermOrganic, I highly recommend giving them a try! Their products work, and they are good for you!

Review: Grab The Gold Bar

Last week I was sent a sample bar from Grab The Gold. They are a protein bar, and let me tell you, they taste just like a peanut butter no bake cookie! My husband and I tried it together and we LOVED them!

The bars are gluten free, no dairy, and tons of other healthy thing's in it that are good for you, but also gives you the protein that your body may be missing.

These are a must for you to check out!

Mom's Meet!

Hello friends,

I was recently introduced to a website called Mom's Meet. It's a green-living website for Mom's to chat and get to know each other, become friends, and share their reviews on products.

Their website can be found here:

They also have Quests that you can complete, which I think is very fun! It gets me to like facebook pages and youtube channels that I previously hadn't known about.

You can also become a Mom Ambassador, where you are able to receive products to review with other Mom's! And then go and share your experience with the products.

What are you waiting for? Go check them out now!


Hello all my lovely readers! I got some AMAZING thing's in the mail today!

If you aren't aware, there are tons of sites out there that offer freebie! What is a freebie? Free thing's you can get in your mailbox..
I personally love the freebies that offer a review afterwards. I like being in contact with the companies stuff that I am trying.

Check out:

These 2 sites are my #1 that I use, and love!!