Welcome to my little slice of internet heaven! This is where I talk about things and products I know and love (or sometimes dislike)! See into what I am doing, watching, eating, wearing, and trying and what I think about it!

Sunday, December 23, 2012


I have been lucky enough to be chosen to review a new site and product! The new site is iCaughtSanta and at this site you are able to create personalized pictures of your child's favorite fictional character!!! Here is a description:

"A personalized picture from iCaughtSanta is the perfect gift for any child… PROOF that their favorite fictional character is not only real, but was actually ‘Caught on Camera’ in their very own home! Kids will be amazed when they see the "proof" and you'll be a Hero! Choose from our world famous cast of characters including Santa Claus, Rudolph, The Easter Bunny and The Tooth Fairy. This year we've added Black and Hispanic Santas too."

The site is easy to use and navigate and pretty much self-explanatory! I enjoyed looking through it and seeing what they have to offer! I can't wait to make my picture tomorrow night after Santa has came and dropped off his presents for the kids! I know the kids will be so excited to see "mommy's proof" that Santa was here!

Here is an example of what you can do with just a snap shot of your tree and the room that it is in.

So the good news for my followers?!?! WELL this is what else the sponsors said... "Additionally, we will award 5 of your followers with one free code of their own. Conduct a giveaway for these 5 codes in any way you see fit and select the winners. Provide us with the first name and email address of each winner and we will send eCertificates to them.

And finally, we are offering your followers a reduced price of $7.50 (regularly $9.99). Simply point them to this special URL to receive the discounted rate: http://www.icaughtsanta.com/contest. If they don't enter the site though that special link, the cost will be $9.99."

So here is your chance to win one for free!! I am going to have everyone comment here on my blog post to enter for your chance to win. You will have one entry for each of these things that you complete and please leave a separate comment (including your email address) for each task you complete. 

(1) which character would you like to have "proof" of?
(2) like this page on FB
(3) Add me to one of your circles on Google +
(4) Follow me on twitter

I will choose the winner tomorrow afternoon, so I have time to get the winners names and email addresses to the sponsor. I will choose the winners around 3 PM Eastern time on 12/24/12. 

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.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Omega-3 Review and Giveaway

Thanks to one of the websites I am a member of I was lucky enough to be chosen to try Omega-3 softgels from Truceuticals. Truceuticals is a compant that makes natural pain reliever and supplements. I have heard many great things about taking Omega-3 supplement and I have been wanting to try it! So being chosen for this review and giveaway was a blessing.

Truceuticals, also makes, natural pain relief cream called Noxicare!

So when I first started researching Omega-3, I found some awesome information on the WebMD website. This is what I found:

"There are many health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Research shows strong evidence that the omega-3s EPA and DHA can boost heart health and lower triglycerides. And there are studies showing that omega-3 fatty acids may help with other conditions -- rheumatoid arthritis, depression, and many more.
Just what are omega-3 fatty acids exactly? How much do you need? And what do all those abbreviations -- EPA, DHA, and ALA -- really mean? Here's a rundown of the essential omega-3 facts you need to know.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Basics

  • Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. We need them for our bodies to work normally. Because essential fatty acids (ALA,DHA,EPA) are not made in the body or are inefficiently converted from ALA to EPA and DHA, we need to get them from our diet .
  • Omega-3s have a number of health benefits. Omega-3s are thought to play an important role in reducing inflammation throughout the body -- in the blood vessels, the joints, and elsewhere. However, omega-3 supplements (EPA/DHA) may cause the blood to thin and cause excess bleeding, particularly in people taking anticoagulant drugs.
  • There are several types of omega-3 fatty acids. Two crucial ones -- EPA and DHA -- are primarily found in certain fish. Plants like flax contain ALA, an omega-3 fatty acid that is partially converted into DHA and EPA in the body. Algae oil often provides only DHA.
  • Experts say that DHA and EPA -- from fish and fish oil -- have better established health benefits than ALA. DHA and EPA are found together only in fatty fish and algae. DHA can also be found on its own in algae, while flaxseed and plant sources of omega-3s provide ALA -- a precursor to EPA and DHA, and a source of energy."

After finding out all this information and researching for a few days, I was more than excited to give it a try! I have been taking Truceuticals Omega-3 natural supplement now for a little over a week. I think the product is great! I have been feeling better and I have had much less inflammation in my knees (which were causing me pain and I was having to take Motrin everyday, but now I have not taken any Motrin at all for 3 days!) 

So on to the fun part... One of my lucky readers will get a chance to try a bottle for themselves from free! Truceuticals has offered to send one of my readers a free bottle to try. All you have to do to enter is to use the form below! :) Good Luck! 

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

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Crest 3D Whitestrips

So I was lucky enough to be chosen by Influenster to test the new Crest 3D White Whitestrips. They are the Intensive Professional Effect with whitening power of 5!

I have to be honest, when I first received the product I was iffy about it. I have heard of Crest Whitestrips before, of course, but I had never tried them. I thought they were probably a rip off and would only last a few days and then go right back to being as they were prior to the strips.

Boy was I wrong. I did the strips for 7 days as directed on the box. The first thing I thought was annoying about it was that I had to leave them on for 2 hours! However I was very happy that I could still drink water with them on; that made it a little easier for me. Then my teeth started to get a little sensitive about day 5, so I decided to skip a day and just resumed the next day. This made the sensitivity better and the pain was definitely better.

Finally at the end of the 8 days, I was VERY happy with the results! My teeth were most definitely noticeably whiter to me. Then I wondered if anyone else would notice. At the end of my 8 days I went to my friends house and much to my surprise on of the first thing she asked me was if I had gotten my teeth cleaned. I told her no and then proceeded to tell her about my experience with the Crest Whitestrips!

So for my end decision, I most definitely plan to buy another set of these when my husband returns home from Afghanistan in August!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Torani Syrups

Tonight I want to share with you my experience with Torani syrups. I was lucky enough to get two bottles of Torani Syrup delivered to me for my review here on my blog! I had never heard of Torani Syrups prior to my review and now that I have tried them, I wonder to myself WHY?!?! I absolutely love the syrups and can't wait to try more flavors. I was delivered Sugar Free Hazelnut and Sugar Free French Vanilla!

I really enjoy cocoa and I thought, "hmmm...I wonder if I could add a splash or two of syrup to give my cocoa a little kick" and now I won't have cocoa without my syrup! All I did was make one of the little powder packets of cocoa with some hot water and then added a couple splashes of the Sugar Free French Vanilla syrup and it turned into the most delectable little treat. I had my husband taste my cocoa and he enjoyed it as well. Then he decided he wanted to give the syrups a try for himself. He asked me to make him a new iced coffee! I went onto the website and found this awesome recipe for Iced Hazelnut Coffee and made it up for him....(just brew coffee over ice and then add a splash or two of Sugar Free Hazelnut syrup). He drank it faster than I have ever seen him drink iced coffee and asked me to make him another one!!!! 

Since the Torani Syrups have entered my home, they haven't left. We really enjoy them and you can add them to so many things. There are recipes on their website for Italian Sodas, Cocktails, Coffee Drinks, Flavored Lemonades, and Iced Teas. I have even found a few recipes online that you can add the Torani Syrups to food recipes too. 

Torani is the #1 brand of flavored syrups in America, offering over 100 delicious flavors. You can order any of their flavors on their website and find some awesome recipes there too! 

In the comment section below, please feel free to share the recipes you come up with or try with me! I would love to know what my readers are trying and liking (give me some ideas for myself). 

DISCLOSURE: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free by being a part of the Shespeaks Blogger Society. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Old Navy Style Council

Do you like Old Navy? I know I LOVE them! I recently got the opportunity to be a part of the Old Navy Style Council thanks to Crowdtap. I was sent a coupon to get any sweater from Old Navy for absolutely free and the best part was I received a coupon for a friend to get one too! So when I got it in the mail....my friend Jessica and I headed out to Old Navy immediately!

We found some amazing sweaters and some even more amazing prices! I hadn't been to Old Navy in a few months and so when I walked in I was instantly enticed! So I was searching for the sweater I was going to get and I loved them all, but I was finally able to narrow my choice down to just two! These were my choices:

Finally, I made the decision to get the leopard print one since I don't have anything like it already and I have plenty of just plain black! It looked so good on me too ;) Then my friend, Jessica, had a hard time too but she finally decided on one and I think she looks great in it (and it is perfect for her since she is still breast feeding her daughter! It works great to cover everything in public while breast feeding)! This is the one she chose:

Now if you are like us, and have a hard time choosing, check out Old Navy's Pintrest page for some inspiration! It is a great page with TONS of ideas! You can check it out here


Sunday, November 25, 2012


Have you ever wondered where I get some of my amazing freebies and trial products? Well I am going to share with you one of my little secrets! I am a part of an amazing site called Influenster.com. Influenster is a site that sends out boxes to people that they feel fit for the box. What is in the boxes? Well there are a number of products from many top brands. You get to try them for free.

The best part is that they recently revamped the site! The new look is very fresh and bright. With the re-done site it has become more easily accessible and much easier to navigate through. If you are a member of influencer already and have not checked out the site recently, then what are you waiting for? Go have a look at the new site!

If you have yet to join, then get over there and sign up. They will be sending out their next box soon and you don't want to miss out on all the free products! Also, take your chance to let the brands know what you think about them over at the review page.

You can check out the site and sign up here.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Piczzle Puzzle Review and Giveaway

So, the holiday season is approaching quickly! Have you started your shopping yet? I know that if I don't get an early start on holiday shopping than I feel overwhelmed as the season gets closer and closer. This holiday I have had the opportunity to review an amazing piczzle puzzle from this amazing site!

The Piczzle site is an online store that you choose a personal picture and they make a custom made jigsaw puzzle out of it. I love personalized gifts and I know I will be using this site for some more of my gifts for both young and old. I chose this picture to have them make my puzzle out of:

The result of my puzzle turned out better than I could have ever imagined! Not only did I get the customized jigsaw puzzle but it came in a elegant personalized puzzle box, as well. This is what I received in the mail today: 

My puzzle was shrink wrapped in plastic and all the pieces were a perfect fit. When I received the puzzle, I noticed how vibrant the colors were and how everything was exactly had they had said it would be. My puzzle is the Medium Cardboard Puzzle with 30 pieces in the Love U design. I chose this one so I can send it to my husband (who is currently in Afghanistan) for Christmas. After receiving the puzzle, I opened it and wanted to see how it turned out (and make sure all the pieces were there...LOL). After I put it together I was hooked on this site and I can't wait to order some more. This is my puzzle all put together. 

I wanted to share with you the information from their site...

Piczzle Photo Puzzles

 Fully Customized
       6 to 2,000 pieces
       Cardboard or Wooden
       Rectangular, Heart-Shaped or
       Round Puzzles
       Small to Giant size
       $14.95 to $289.95
Exceptional Quality 
       Highest printing technology
       Outstanding material
       Top craftmanship

Commitment to Excellence
       Experienced Staff
       Outstanding Customer Service

So please check out their site here (www.piczzle.com) and their Facebook page here (http://www.facebook.com/Piczzle) to order your own personalized jigsaw puzzle.

Well, the amazing owners of the Piczzle Puzzle site have offered to send one of my readers a FREE SMALL CARDBOARD puzzle of the photo of their choice! Also, they will cover the shipping, too!!! How amazing is that! So just wait for the rafflecopter form below to load and enter for your chance to win! 

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.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Green Mountain Coffee

I was among the few lucky individuals that was able to receive the new Bzz. Campaign from Bzz Agent! I feel so lucky to be a part of this site and I am excited that I get to do my very own review of Green Mountain Coffee.

When I received my free Bzz  kit it included four 4-packs of k-cups from the Green Mountain Coffee brand. All of the four packs were the same and included the same flavors. The four flavors included were Wild Mountain Blueberry, Vermont Country Blend, Colombian Fair Trade Select, and Extra Bold Sumatran Reserve. I also received a coupon book filled with coupons for Green Mountain Coffee for myself and my friends to share.

 My husband being the constant coffee drinker he is, had to dive in first lol. He tried the Extra Bold flavor and LOVED it!!! I, on the other hand, thought that flavor was a bit too strong and so decided to give the Wild Mountain Blueberry a try and I am so glad I did. Not only did it taste amazing, but it also smelled enjoyable while brewing! Now that we have tried all of the flavors that have came to the house, I plan to actively seek out other flavors from this brand and give them a try. I am very excited about it! I plan to put these coupons I received to good use! :)
 After testing the flavors I became very curious as to what other flavors the company had to offer and decided to look into it! I found some very interesting things! Not only does the Green Mountain Coffee brand offer coffee of many strengths and flavors but they also offer tea, cocoa, cider, and juices. I as amazed at the variety they have to offer. If you want to check out some of their different products they have to offer, you can do so here!

Visit Facebook.com/GreenMountainCoffee to learn more about Green Mountain Coffee®, and tell friends to 

"like" Green Mountain Coffee® on their Facebook page to get exclusive offers on Fair Trade Certified coffee.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Annie's Pizza

Have you tried Annie's pizzas? They are found in the freezer section and you just heat 'em and enjoy!!! :) Well if you haven't had the chance to try them here is your chance.

From September 29 through mid-November, Annie’s mobile pizza kitchen and organic garden will travel 6,000 miles to 11 cities nationwide, offering samples of all three pizza varieties. At each stop, the Slice of Happiness Tour will serve up delicious pizza and host a number of fun, family activities including the opportunity to dig into Annie’s Truck Farm – a mobile garden growing organic herbs and vegetables like the ones found on Annie’s pizzas. Visitors can also take interactive family photos with Bernie, Annie’s mascot and Rabbit of Approval, and have a chance to win prizes, pizza coupons or an appearance on Annie’s “Slice of Happiness Tour” website. Fans can show their support by using the hashtag #sliceofhappiness on Twitter or Instagram.

Tour Schedule
Locations to be announced online at
anniespizzatour.com closer to event dates.
Sept. 29-30 San Francisco Bay Area
Oct. 5-7   Denver, CO
Oct. 10   Des Moines, IA
Oct. 12-13 Chicago, IL
Oct. 16-17 Cincinnati, OH
Oct. 20-21, 23 New York, NY
Oct. 24-25 New Haven, CT
Oct. 27-28 Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 31, Nov. 2 Atlanta, GA
Nov. 3-4  Nashville, TN
Nov. 7-8 Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 14-16 San Francisco Bay Area

In addition to pre-arranged stops at family-friendly events like farmers
markets, youth sporting events, and parks, Annie’s will be making
special “detour” stops along the way as requested by Annie’s fans. Fans
interested in vying for their very own “detour” event can submit their
request at www.anniespizzatour.com.

Here is some more information on Annie's:

Annie’s, a leading provider of natural and organic alternatives to traditional comfort foods, caters to pizza fans and families who seek better-for-you options, but are not willing to sacrifice exceptional taste. Uncured Pepperoni Pizza is made with pepperoni with no added nitrates or nitrites* and mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Four Cheese Pizza offers a delicious combination of mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan and romano
cheeses. BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza serves up a hearty helping of natural^, white meat chicken – raised without antibiotics and no added hormones† – organic roasted onions and tangy organic barbeque sauce. All three, 11.5 inch family-sized varieties are made with organic flour, organic tomatoes, whole grains, and 100 percent real, rBST-free+ cheese.  They are hitting store shelves now and through the fall at retailers nationwide, including Kroger, Safeway, Target and more, for a suggested retail price of $7.99.Annie’s is a natural and organic food company that offers great-tasting products in large packaged food categories. Annie’s products are made without the artificial flavors, synthetic colors and preservatives regularly used in many conventional packaged foods. Today, Annie’s offers over 125 products which are present in over 25,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1989, Annie’s is committed to operating in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. For more information, visit www.annies.com.

I learned about this awesome opportunity from the Moms Meet website because I am a Mom Ambassador and a Mom Blogger Ambassador. You can become one as well by applying here.

Disclaimer: I am blogging about this product without compensation from the sponsor of the Moms Meet SM
program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet SM
blogger, I agreed to review 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 the product.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Check out this Tootsie Roll

Want the chance to win some special Tootsie gift packs? Then check this out on Facebook! :)

Check out this Tootsie Roll

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Join the 75 T-Shirts For 75,000 Fans Contest!

To celebrate we are giving away 75 Free t-shirts to our loyal fans!
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Glade Expressions!

Being a Bzz Agent has allowed me to try the new Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser and their new spray! The new scents are  Cotton & Italian Mandarin, Pineapple & Mangosteen, Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice, and Lavender & Juniper Berry. The scents I received were cotton & italian mandarin in the spray and Pineapple Mangosteen in the oil diffuser! I have got to say that I LOVE the new scents! I can't imagine better combinations of scents.  I have the spray in my bathroom and both of my children have both already told me how much they like the smell. The diffuser is in my entry hallway and it is so inviting and welcoming! Walking into my home from running errands was joyful and scentful! I can even smell the diffuser while I am sitting on my couch in the living room. I have to add, that even my husband was amazed with how great the entry way smelled when he walked in. He said it wasn't too overwhelming and was just the perfect amount of scent.

The other thing I would like to touch on is the awesome design of the oil diffusers! I absolutely love how it looks like a bamboo decoration. It fits in well with my decor of my home and my black furniture. Overall I would most definitely give these products a two thumbs up! I would suggest anyone who is thinking about getting them to do so because they are going to be your new must haves in your home. I wanted to share a picture of my diffuser on our shelf in the entry way! I am telling you the design and smell compliment each other so very well.

I was given a free product or sample because I'm a Bzz Agent. I was under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Join the 75 T-Shirts For 75,000 Fans Contest!

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This is directly from the link! Sounds good to me!!! :) :

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Trying to figure this out

Well I am still trying to figure out this blogger thing! It is a little harder than I thought it would be but I know I will figure it out! Just keep trying and practicing and I will have it down in no time! After all practice makes perfect, right?