Friday, June 7, 2013

Meal Planning...Why didnt't I do this before?!?!?

For the longest time, my husband has been suggesting that I try meal planning, creating a calendar for meals.  I have been fighting him for years.  I finally decided to give it a try...It is actually a good idea.  Less stressful on work days and it helps with meal preps, etc.

I try to do my grocery list for the week on Thursdays, so I plan my meals for the week then.  Then I create a printout to print on the fridge.  (I Wish i could remember where I found this template...one day I want to be that talented.)

That's it...Simple, quick, and super helpful.  Try it...you'll be happy you did.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Influenster Sugar N Spice VoxBox



So, it's been a while since I've posted something.  Funny how life kinda gets in the way!

So I got my Influenster Sugar N Spice VoxBox a few weeks ago.  It was so exciting to get home and see the package.  I couldn't wait to open it.  This is what was included in the package.

  • Nectresse sweetener by Splenda
  • Belvita cinnamon flavored breakfast biscuits
  • Vaseline Spray and Go lotion
  • Dickinson's witch hazel face wipes
  • Colgate Optic White Toothpaste 
  • Colgate Optic White Toothbrush
  • Colgate Optic White Mouthwash
 I am enjoying trying out the new products.  The Belvita crackers went well with my morning coffee the next day.  They were super tasty and filling.

I immediately set out to try the Colgate Optic White toothpaste.  I have been dying to try it (sad I know).  At first it was a little overpowering (strong), but the second day got better.  I like it.  Makes my mouth feel nice.  The toothbrush, well, its a toothbrush, it does what toothbrushes do, they clean teeth. 

I haven't tried the mouthwash yet, because in my household there is sort of an unwritten rule:  you don't open a product until the one you are using is used up, and we had just gotten a bottle of mouthwash.

The Dicksinson's towlette was a nice change.  it was super easy to use and portable.  The smell was nice, reminded me of something my mother used to use when I was a kid.

I tried the Vaseline spray and go, and I have to admit, it was weird and cool all at once.  It was easy to use and spread.  The smell was nice.  I wish I could do what the girl in the commercial does, but that requires talent I guess.

Products were sent to me for free by Influenster (On behalf of the respective companies) for me to try and review. These are my personal, honest opinions.







Thursday, December 6, 2012

BzzAgent..CoverGirl Blast Flipstick

I have been accepted into the  CoverGirl Blast Flipstick bzzCampaign.  I am really excited.  The package included 3 full-sized COVERGIRL blastflipsticks

  1. Stunner: Bright pink and gold shades
  2. Vixen:  Burgundy and pearl pink shades
  3. Minx:  Deep brown and gold shades (the gold one was the one that scared me a little)

I have to admit, the colors scared me at first.  I don't know if I would wear some of them by themselves.  But when you blend them together, something amazing happens.  I have gotten so many compliments on my new lip colors.  Mostly cause they are different shades than I would wear.

It lasts a long time, and my lips don't feel dried out or super oily.  Will definitely purchase (when it's on sale of course).

Anyone tried it?  What's your favorite shade?

Just the Facts (from the BzzGuide)


  • Ultra blendable formula allows you to mix shades, just like a make-up artist
  • Dual ends let you create the current "ombre" trend on your lips!
  • Dual-sided stick features a creamy color on one end and a shimmery shade on the other
  • Created by expert make-up artist, and COVERGIRL Global Creative Design Director, Pat McGrath
  • 13 colorful, complementary and expertly matched shade duos
  • Moisturizing formula mixes perfectly without feeling heavy or dry
  • Available in most groceries, drug stores and major retailers
  • Suggested to retail for $8.49

Note: BzzAgent sent the Cover Girl blast flipstick  for me to try for free.  The opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

BzzAgent...Perdue Oven Ready


Oven ready whenever you are...
Cooking a delicious roasted chicken at home just got so much easier because of PERDUE® OVEN READY. This is all you have to do, go to the store, buy it and put it in the oven.  It already comes seasoned and it has its own cooking bag,  The best part...No messy, slimy chicken to clean.

Every PERDUE® OVEN READY Roast is designed for no prep, no mess and easy clean-up. It's easier than easy. Just:
  1. Open.
  2. Cook.
  3. Serve!
Just open the outer bag, place the inner bag in the oven and bake for about 90 to 120 minutes.

Only negative:  It took me a couple of trips to the store to actually find it.

I have one of these in the oven right now...I am already salivating.  All I have to worry about is the sides.

For more info on the line of PERDUE® OVEN READY Products, recipe ideas and the brand's philosophy on providing you with better chicken, check out Perdue.com

Note: BzzAgent provided me with a coupon to try the Perdue Oven Ready roaster for free.  The opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bzz..Green Mountain Coffee

I have just been invited to a fabulous campaign.  Thanks to BzzAgent, I will be able to try amazing coffee.  I have been accepted into the Green Mountain coffee campaign.  Can you tell I am super excited?  I have tasted this coffee before and I have

As many of your know, I am a coffee LOVER (much to my husband's chagrin)...I am always trying out new coffees and flavors.  Look at my pantry and you'll notice that I have more coffee than food (not really, but it seems that way).

So in order for me to recommend this coffee (or not), I had to educate myself first.  Why does it matter if the company is "fair trade certified" or not?  Well, here are a few reasons, fair trade: 
  • Helps farmers get a fair price for their beans
  • Improves conditions for its workers
  • Helps protect the environment
  • Supports community development with projects resulting in new schools, roads, health clinics and safer drinking water.
  • In the end, it gives us the consumer, a better cup of coffee all around.

The Scoop

Behind the Scenes
In celebration of Fair Trade Month this October, Green Mountain Coffee® has teamed up with acclaimed musicians Grace Potter and Michael Franti to take the pair to Fair Trade farming communities in Colombia and Sumatra. Visit the Green Mountain Coffee® Facebook page at Facebook.com/GreenMountainCoffee for a behind-the-scenes look at each trip, and be there for the journey as Grace and Michael learn about the impact Fair Trade has on farming communities (and why it results in a better cup of coffee for you).

Unlock Great Content
By watching the videos and taking part in Fair Trade Month, you'll have the chance to unlock Fair Trade Certified Green Mountain Coffee® samples and coupons, and be able to enter for a chance to win your very own trip to a Fair Trade source country.

Rock Out With Grace & Michael
Of course, it's not a celebration without a party, and there's no party without some great music. Visit the Green Mountain Coffee® Facebook page to view live concert streams in the coming weeks as Grace Potter rocks New York City with her stunning voice and Michael Franti revs up the crowd with his infectiously energetic performance.

Of course, for more information and to see all the different varieties of coffees, you can visit their site.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Publix run 9-14

Ran to Publix real quick during lunch time. Wanted some fruit. Ao of course had to make a list. Cause why should you pay a couple of dollars for one thing when you can pay a few dollars for a lot of things. I paid $4.93 for what originally amounted to $30. This is what I got:
1 old orchard cherry juice
4 mama Francesca parm cheeses
1 Publix disinfecting wipes
4 boxes of south beach diets bars
1.35 lbs of plums
2 boxes Kellogg's frosted mini wheats
1 snickers candy bar (my hubby's favorite)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Quick CVS run

Made a quick trip out, needed milk. But being who I am, I had to find a way to get a deal. This is what I got:

1 gallon of milk
2 nail polishes
3 Nivea body washes
3 Unreal candy bars ( thanks bzzagent.com)

I didn't do too bad, spent a little over $9. (not bad considering the body wash was $4 each). I used a $5 gift card I got by surveying, a $3 CVS dollar, and a free and bogo coupon for unreal. I was excited about it.