Monday, February 25, 2013

Slap Koozie Review & Givaway (over)

Whose drink is this????

 What a brilliant idea! I used to love those little slap bracelets. Who am I kidding? I still do.
And, Now double time!
I came across this little guy and just had to have one! It feels like 2 of those little slap bracelets inside this cool cover. It seems to work just like a regular can koozie, by insulating the outside of the can. The inside of this Slap Koozie is made of a non-slip material and the outside is fabric. I think these would be awesome to have at a get- together with a lot of drinks sitting around. All the BBQs I go to I set my drink down and lose track of which one was mine. How easy would it be to keep one of these on hand with your name on it for just that situation? I believe mine will hang out in the car and wait for just the right moment to make an appearance at my next BBQ.
Slap Koozie come in a variety of designs. Check out their website here.

To win one of your own: Simply leave a comment on this blog post telling me which color you would want. Winner will be picked at random on 2-28-2013 and notified by email. You will have 24 hours to respond with shipping info or another winner will be chosen. 

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.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cosmos Creations Review

Have you ever found a snack so delicious you ate the entire bag and wanted more? Of course you have! As you all know, I am a foodie pen pal. I received something in my first box from a lady in Oregon. She said that these corn snacks were the best and I just had to try them.
OMG was she ever wrong! I should have never tried them, not that they weren't the best but that I cannot get them locally in Tennessee. Such a heartbreaking piece of information. Alas, I found them! Online and amazing!

Cosmos Creations!

These are baked corn snacks. Not Popcorn!
Which is exactly why I love them so much. I like popcorn but I hate always getting kernels stuck in my teeth and for me it is very painful. Cosmos Creations has devised a brilliant plan to create a corn snack with all the yum!

 Along with being delicious, these snacks are also  made of all natural ingredients (I can pronounce every single ingredient), and Non-GMO Corn. You can learn how important that is here.  They are also gluten free, and since they are not a popcorn, have no hulls or kernels.

I got the awesome opportunity to review this product,
 and was so excited to find out what I received to try. I got a big bag of all 4 flavors they offer. I hate to share but there is plenty here that my kids were drooling until I gave them some. (1 piece each)
Just Kidding! I shared!

The first one I tried was the Caramel Flavor I received in my foodie pen pal box so I knew what that one tastes like. I know I love it!
So I figured I would go for savory out of this box and see what I thought.

I tried the Sea Salt & Butter. I was expecting more like movie theater type butter flavor but It wasn't. It was a much lighter flavor. The bites are light and airy but firm. A texture similar to a cheese puff. Only without all the chemicals and gross after taste.
This one turns out to not be my favorite.... but I still enjoyed it. I am more of a sweet girl!

The next one I opened was the Cinnamon Crunch, again in a last ditch effort NOT to share. Hubby doesn't like cinnamon. It worked, I offered him one and he went to grab some and was like "ummm no thanks"  Success!
Cinnamon has long been known for it's healing qualities and what better way to enjoy it! Cinnamon infused caramel coated deliciousness! I know when I say caramel coated I first think sticky. Wrong-o They are dry little bits of heaven.  Perfect for on the go!

I had never had Salted Caramel anything before this. And, if all the salted caramel stuff is this good I am a new fan! It has a little deeper flavor than the Original Caramel. A little salty and a little sweet! Yummy, I am almost ata  loss for words on this one. I think I should go eat some more until the inspiration hits me!

If you like what you and would like to try some just go to their site and check em out! You can also "like" them on Facebook for the latest news and updates. You never know when they are going to expand their market to a store near you!

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

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Taste: Tuesday at 8|7c on ABC

There is a show calling out to me every Tuesday on ABC at 8/7c.

The Taste

 It is a cooking competition among many chefs. Unlike some other cooking competition shows when they are only among 2. I like this show because the competitors actually have to interact with one another.
The judges seem really fair and it runs along the lines of American Idol only with cooking instead.
I wish I could be a judge and taste some of that awesome food. They are so creative!
+Influenster  has introduced me to this show and is also having somewhat of a party during this Tuesday's Episode. I will definately be right there watching!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Puppy Paws Update

Our sweet little puppy Chyna is beginning to be a pretty good little dog. She is sure growing into a pretty big little dog. We started out feeding her those packets of soft chewy food, she was growing but it didn't seem to really be filling her out like it should. Then we started mixing it with Ol' Roy Complete Nutrition. You gotta go for cost effectiveness as well when you buy a 50 lb bag a week. Anyway, still not really much weight gain. Then we decided to go for the Ol' Roy High Performance with 27grams of protein. After finishing off one bag both dogs are showing a big difference. Chyna and Joker both are now filling out nicely and getting solid muscle not just fat. We know fat isn't healthy. So glad we finally got something to work and they are doing so good on it.

Chyna has grown pretty close to all of the family. She gets super excited when the kids come home and tries nipping at their pant legs. Any suggestions to stop that will be much appreciated.

She is learning to sit, but has ants in her fur most of the time. She bounces around a lot. I have gotten her used to going outside on a leash so the house training is going pretty well. I feel like I have a little baby again. You remember those days when little baby toys are all over the floor? Every step you take... squeak! That is exactly what it is like here thank to some donations from the neighbor, we sure wouldn't buy that many toys for a dog ! hahaha
Anyway better go find her it is awful calm, usually a sign of an impending chewed up ... something!

Cooking Light Selects Cravebox

Cooking Light Selects

Start Your year off light!

Intro cards... blah but there was also a cooking light booklet with some great tips.

I am such a pasta-holic.
 I love this! Barilla is always a step above.

Belvita again. I'm kinda seeing the same stuff.
But at least this one is a good repeat.

Trident gum .... the flavor lasts and lasts.
Hubby will sure take this to work with him!

YUMMMM this is a new one for me... Snackwells delicious.

7up 10 calorie. Lower on calories but tastes just like diet.

Same ole SunRype but another good one I don't mind getting more and more of!!

Overall I still love Cravebox! This was well worth what was paid for it.
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I hope you enjoy Cravebox as much as I do!

Me Time by Harlequin Cravebox

Guess what time it is????


I decided to try out one of these Instant Craveboxes. I chose the Me Time Box.
 I got into a slump and needed some ME TIME!
I always feel better after shopping. Even ONLINE shopping!

I was excited to see this $20 off to Fab but them I got there and realized all new members get $20 off their first order. I still ordered me some super cute boots though! Will let ya know when I get those.
Update: Here are my boots!!
I love them!!! Even online shopping even helps the slump!

Oh poor sad little CocoaVia... I dislike you so much I want to give you away to anyone who will take you. You are like the little lost puppy that can't find a home. I have gotten this a couple times and still don't like it. It seems to have a bitter taste to me.

These little Belvita Breakfast Biscuits are super yummy! They have so much more flavor than I expected. I may just have to get a box of those!

Celestial Metabo Balance
I'm not a big hot tea drinker so I have to pass this on to a friend.

SunRype You never fail me! I love you!

And, The whole reason for the box, I will sit down and read this one day!
Thank you Cravebox!
I explain more about Cravebox here. And If you sign up please put me down as your
 referrer (antonia37355).
Disclaimer: I bought this with my own money and all opinions are true. Regardless, I only recommend products I believe to be good for me and my readers.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Our school should be green!

"Every child deserves a learning environment that’s safe, healthy, free of harmful toxins and optimal for learning! That's why I'm entering the Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition Presented by @Pureology. You should enter to make learning better for your children too: Thanks for the tip @Influenster!"

I found this opportunity through Influenster and enetered our local elementary school. I suggested they begin a garden and let the entire school participate. Go here to find out more and nominate your school!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Love with Food Feb 2013

I first heard of this subscription box through my friend over at Mrs. Fisher's Fancy Free finds. I got my first box for only $2. They are normally $12/ month. For that price you receive 8+ NEW gourmet foods delivered right to your door. You can find out all about them on the Love With Food Website.
Oh, did I forget to mention each box you get donates a meal to a child in need. Always a plus!
At first glance, I almost hugged my mailman! Getting a pretty red box with LOVE written on it just makes anyone smile. The theme for this month of love is
Spicy and Sweet Valentine's Day
My first Valentine's Day Card..... The product list. I don't like reading these until after I have been surprised by all the contents. I love surprises almost as much as I love chocolate. I think that is why I noticed this little piggy as soon as I opened the box!
Hagensborg Truffle Pig
Almost too cute to eat!!!! Almost!!!!
 I got 2 of these one in peanut butter and one in caramel. YUM
The kids hovering over my shoulder noticed these little cuties.
Strawberry flavored cranberries from Funny Face.
These were very yummy. I thought it was a little odd eating a cranberry that tasted like strawberries but I understood since cranberries are so tart the strawberries gave them a nice sweet taste. Naturally flavored makes them a fun and healthy treat!
Gluten free and 1/3 less fat than other tortilla chips.
I liked these spicy chips. They tasted like exactly what they say....
beans and rice with some pico de gallo. They were not like corn tortilla chips in the way that corn chips are so very crunchy and thick. These were a little thinner so therefore a little more crumbly. (Only way I can describe it)
Who isn't nuts about nuts?!?!
I love Bobby Sue's Nuts!!! I scarfed these down so fastI couldn't even take the time to tell ya how they tasted. They were awesome!
Tomato Basil Sipping Broth
The card describes this as a "first -of-its-kind sipping broth is a blend of savory herbs and spices infused with loose leaf green tea". Sounds strange to me but also sounds wonderfully delicious! I am waiting for the perfect quiet moment here at the homestead to have a cup of this super cup 'o broth.
Nektar Naturals  Honey Crystals

I thinbk these little packets of honey crystals from Nektar Naturals is a great creation to sweeten up that perfect cup of hot tea. I will try these very soon.
Donsuemor Chocolate Madeleine
I remember an episode of FRIENDS where Ross tried a madeleine their manny made. He dubbed them cloud like I beleive. I am not sure how madeleines should taste because I ha never had one until now. I am not too crazy about it. The texture was good and light but I didnt care for the chocolate after taste. I'm not sure what to think of these. Maybe you guys could give me your input.
A simple chocolate square with huge taste. I just love peanut butter and chocolate! This was no different!
Overall I love this subscription box! Another nice discovery service. I love trying new foods I otherwise probably wouldn't have seen in my sleepy little town!
I hope you all enjoy my reviews.
Disclaimer: I purchased this box with my own money and all opinions are my own!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Anthony's Thoughts

Its intresting how life seems to surround everyone though nobody seems to notice. Everyday life is challenged. Everyday everyone is challenged. People have many questions to ask but they only worry about the big one. What is going to happen tommorrow? Never does a person ask themself how yesterday went, never do they ask how today is going to change tommorrow, only the people you care about can change your life. Of course anyone can injure, hurt, or kill you but no matter what happens you always have those that care about you. Some may say that their life is dead, they say there is no meaning. The only way to know if that is true is if they believe that for the rest of their life. Even those who are joyous about life may find misery in their hearts. No matter what, you can never know what is truly in a mans heart. Never will you be able to learn everything about anyone, because after one question is answered millions more come to mind. If life looks bleak remember these words: side by side or miles apart dear friends are always close to the heart. In the past many have come close to death they have died over and over again just to learn that they shall live on in love. There is war, the is time, but most of all there are problems. Though these words sound bad they are the only word needed to live your life to the fullist and to see the future it may bring. For death is only but the next great adventure.

Monday, February 4, 2013

YumEarth’s Candy For a Year Valentine’s Day Giveaway! (over)

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Hosted by my friend over at  Real Reviews by Savvy K
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Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream Product Review & Giveaway (over)


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.

Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief is a breakthrough natural, patented pain relief formula that is a proprietary combination of 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers that quickly and effectively alleviate inflammation, muscle aches and nerve pain—with NO known side effects and without a prescription.

Noxicare is a company that is dedicated to bringing pain relief in a natural cream, as well as capsule form. Noxicare products contain 7 of the world's most natural pain relievers to help provide fast, lasting relief. Their products help alleviate muscle aches, inflammation, and nerve pain without any known side effects. In fact, 72% of users reported a significant reduction in their pain by day 7 of using Noxicare products. The Super 7 Ingredients in Noxicare:

Turmeric (known for its anti-inflammatory properties) Willow Bark (used for treating pain and inflammation)
Ginger (aids in relief of muscle strains, arthritis, and rheumatism) Holy Basil (antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory) Rosemary Extract (used for joint and musculoskeletal pain) Alpha Lipoic Acids (antioxidant, increases blood flow to the nerves) Boswellia Extract (anti-inflammatory)
I couldn't wait to share the news with my husband that I received this pain relief cream. He has had problems with joint pain for some time now. He was thrilled and more than happy to give me some feedback. After a couple days of use as directed, reapplication 2-3 times a day, this is what he had to say, "It seems to ease the discomfort making mobility easier on the knee. It seemed to "loosen up" the joint increasing range of motion."

I like the fact it doesn't smell like he was just soaking in menthol. I hate that smell. Noxicare, however, doesn't seem to have a smell at all. Maybe a light hint of something, but you really have to dig your nose in to find it. LOL I don't smell my hubby's knee too often so I'm ok there!

I tried some on my stiff hands, after he said it loosened up his knee, and I agree it does help. Also, it is not greasy like lotions can be. It went on really smooth and soaked in quite nicely. I beleive we will have to keep some of this on hand from now on. I like that it is all natural and you don't have to run to the doctor every time you need a refill.

If you would like to learn more please visit their website. You can also follow them on facebook and twitter.

If you would like to win a tube of this Noxicare Pain Releif Cream, enter the giveaway below. Contest will run from Feb. 4, 2013 until Feb. 11, 2013.



Saturday, February 2, 2013

Glade Expressions Review

Just imagine Hawaii in the summer time. Hula girls dancing around while you sip on a fruity drink and bask in the sunshine. Then all of a sudden your kids run in with their muddy shoes and snap you back to reality.

That is my living room at this very moment. Thanks to BzzAgent I got a chance to try out the new Glade Expressions. In my bzzkit I got a coupon for a free Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Starter kit and A Free Fragrance Mist Starter kit. I also got some reallly good coupons to give out to others, so if you want one just leave a comment below, and I will send ya some out.
I had to rush out right away and get my goodies. I got the pineapple and mangosteen fragrance and I just love this sweet tropical smell.
I had my doubts about the oil diffuser because I have used those little reeds and some of them didnt do so well. This, on the other hand, has managed to find it's way through my entire home. I had the choice of white or this bamboo look. You can see which one I chose.  The mist bottle has a screw bottom on it so it can be refilled with a new can of scent and I won't have to keep buying the sprayer. Different scents have different colored sprayers as well so you can match to your decor. 
I think I will escape back to my Hawaiian retreat while the kids are busy! Have an awesome day!

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