Saturday, December 20, 2014

Snuggle #CraftyPaws #ContestEntry

I'm pretty sure, without a hint, everyone knows who this guy is. Snuggle is a big part of most homes around the country. Who knows how many loads of laundry are done each week in the United States?  Nope, I don't know either. I'm sure it's a lot though.

Since I use so much Snuggle, I found it appropriate that I join the exclusive community of the Snuggle Bear Den. If you don't know about it, check it out here.

Being a member of this Bear Den, I was sent a box of Snuggle Dryer sheets to assist in my entry into this #craftypaws contest. I was challenged to make a holiday addition using my Snuggle box.
Here is what I came up with for my #contestentry :

 Things I used were Snuggle, scissors, tape, bows, and wrapping paper.
Recycle Tip: those little scraps of wrapping paper will work together to make a cute collage type box.
 The first thing I did was trim the ledge off the box flap so I would have a good sliding edge.
 Then, I wrapped my box on all sides and the top flap. I had this brilliant idea that it could also be used as a Card Storage after the holidays for those people who like to keep things like that.
Next, I cut a dryer sheet in half length-wise and taped it to some dollar bills. The longer the strand of money the better of course! This idea replaces the boring old gift card and dresses up the cash a little bit. Perfect for those, hard to shop for, teenagers.
 In the end the gift looks like this. A cute little dryer sheet poking out the side begging to be pulled.  When the recipient pulls they will be surprised with one dollar bill after another! Such a fun way to give that boring money!
 So, What do you think???
I received a free sample from Snuggle to assist in the contest entry. Complete rules for the contest are found here

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Share the #KleenexCare with Savings!

I am loving all the samples I get to try out from Crowdtap!
This time I am being allowed to review:
  • 1 Kleenex® Brand Anti-Viral* Tissue Box
  • 1 Kleenex® Brand Tissues with Lotion Box 
These tissues are so soft on my face and even gentle enough for Aden's little runny nose. I am happy to know they are also anti-viral. Killing 99.9% cold and flu viruses. That is great news this time of year! 

Here is an exclusive coupon for you to try these for yourself.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Collage.Com New Products Review has been a favorite website of mine for a while now. I recently reviewed their photo books and was very impressed. So, when I was asked to review a few of their new products I was definitely open for it!
They just launched 3 new products and I was offered to create one of each complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

The product I was most excited for was the custom wrapping paper. I have always thought the paper is an important part of gift giving. I often wrap my kids gifts in a certain paper selected specifically for that child. They immediately know which gifts are theirs. Giving to relatives isn't that easy. I chose to create this paper with pictures of  all our household members (including the dogs) so when we wrap a gift for a relative they will know exactly who it is from! 
Super fun idea!!!
Not to mention this is not just cheap ole paper. It is thick paper and it has a cutting grid on the back so to keep your lines straight. I like that since I failed cutting school in kindergarten.

The next item I chose to create was the Aluminum Photo Panel. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect with this. Forgive me but I was almost expecting a thick sheet of aluminum foil embossed with the pictures. I added pictures of my son who has been away at job corps. He will be 18 soon so I felt like this is a nice way to commemorate this last year of school. I was so surprised with this amazing Aluminum Panel with beautifully glossed printed pictures on it. I made a bad choice on one photo. Down in the lower right corner, it was a little too dark but I put it on there any way with hopes it would be OK. You can still see it, but it doesn't go well with the other pictures.
This is the back of the panel. There is a hanging slot and a piece at the botton to allow it to lay flat on the wall. That is another aspect I wasn't expecting. I was thinking I would need a frame. But, This is designed to hang independently. Very Nice I love it!!

The custom ornaments are also made of this same aluminum and come equipped with a pretty little ribbon to hang them on the tree. The pictures are printed on both sides of this ornament. I designed it for my little buddy Aden's first Christmas since he was born in 2014 and also lost his Grandma Martha (my husband's Aunt) shortly after he was born. I felt this would be a nice way for him to look back and remember her for years to come.

All of these items far exceeded my expectations. I am very pleased with the outcome of all of the items I have recieved from . There are several items on sale right now so head on over to their website and check out the great deals. 
You can also follow their facebook page to get the latest news and updates for great deals and new products.

I haven't forgotten about the photo contest.
Winners will be notified very soon!

Disclaimer: I received products mentioned in this post complimentary in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Litter Genie

I was lucky to be chosen to try out the litter genie. You can find out lots of information, including where to buy, on their website.
 It is a simple to use disposal system for cat litter. Trapping litter and odors inside for up to 2 weeks. Easy to empty and easy to refill with the liner.

It only take up a small amount of space and seals shut so if it gets bumped it stays closed. No one wants that mess falling out. Do they??
I like this product and find it to be very easy to use and very convenient. I will be happy to recommend this product.

I received this product complimentary to review and give my honest opinion.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Photography Contest

I am thrilled to be partnering up with Collage.Com They are allowing me to review (will be posted separately) a few of their newly launched items. I have previously reviewed their photography books and they do great work. Additionally, Collage.Com is partnering with me to conduct a Photography contest. 
There will be 3 winners chosen according to the amount of 'likes' on their photo within the contest album on Motor Mouth Speaks Facebook Page

Prizes will be awarded as coupon codes for the free products and shipping cost. That way you can customize your prize at your own convenience.
1st place - Aluminum Photo Panels (photos printed onto sheets of aluminum, for a contemporary look — and ultra-vivid results)

2nd place - Custom Ornaments ('tis the season)

3rd place - Custom Wrapping Paper (why shouldn't the paper be as good as the gift?)

Contest Rules:
1. All entries will be submitted and accepted 11-18-2014 12am CST through 11-24-2014 11:59 pm CST as attachment via email to complete with Full Name, age and location.
2. Entries will be posted to Motor Mouth Speaks Facebook Page in an album titled "Photography Contest" Winners will be chosen according to top 3 'liked' photos on 12-2-2014 7am CST
3.Each entry will have the Name and Location of person submitting photo in the caption.
4. All photos submitted must be original content, copyright free, tasteful, and owned by the person submitting the photo. 
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of MotorMouthSpeaks that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, MotorMouthSpeaks reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. 
6.Entrants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules. Winners' will be contacted via email 12-2-2014 6pm CST

Friday, October 31, 2014

Harlem Globetrotters

Don't Miss The Harlem Globetrotters Coming to Chattanooga on Jan. 14th.

 Save $7 Off Select Tickets to any Harlem Globetrotter Game with promo code FAMGUIDE now on sale! The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to an arena near you with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family creating memories that will last a lifetime. The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year against the Washington Generals who were the last team to beat the Globetrotters in 1971, and are now coached by a former member of that team. They are on a mission and will do whatever it takes to win, with a new strategy that is sure to give the Globetrotters a run for their money.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Campbells Tasters Products and Recipes

I am lucky to be chosen as a Campbell's taster so over the next few days I will be sharing the dishes I am trying out to #discovercampbells new products. I hope you enjoy the meals I share and if you try any of them, I would love to see the results and hear your opinion.

This was my box of goodies I got to test out recipes and enjoy. 
 There are lots of goodies here and I couldn't wait to get started.
Day 1 of this #CampbellsTasters adventure featured some kicked up Tatertot Casserole. 

This is a simple recipe my family loves. Originally this casserole was just cream of mushroom soup with ground beef topped with tater tots and cheese, I decided to mix it up by using some creamy poblano & queso soup along with the cream of mushroom and a can of milk. I mixed the soup mixture, tatertots, ground meat, and a can of mushrooms together and poured into a 9x13 pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. We absolutely loved it like this! 

I will be updating this post daily with the new recipes I try each day! Stay Tuned!!! 

Ok So I didn't update daily because I got word to save for some special events.... but anyway....
 Day 2 We had Loaded Potato Soup on that first cold night of the season. It was amazing and something I have been wanting to try but had not really found a recipe that looked easy enough.
The recipe for this was on the back of the cream starters box. 
Tonight we are having Parmesan Chicken.... 
 I don't really think there is a need to remind you of the ease of using these products. They are full of flavor but so easy and quick that even the busiest families can enjoy them.

Day Whatever this is.... I have lost count! But I did manage to snap pics each night I cooked using my Campbells products. The Light Alfredo sauce tasted just like the regular stuff so I felt a little better thinking I was being a little healthier.

 I used the Savory Portabello Soup for easy cooking to make beef stroganoff and it was so very flavorful. I loved it and had to see what other varieties of this soup there was.
 I found this sweet onion soup for easy cooking and the recipe for mini meatloaves looked mighty good. I made it exactly like the recipe called and it was easy and amazing! I will be making this again very very soon.
 I have been loving all the differen sauces that ake my kitchen time so easy. It makes choosing the right spices so easy. I am the worst at knowing what to use to flavor my roasts. This slow cooker sauce was fully flavored all I had to do was pour it in!

 My hubby loves this soup on baked potatoes. He insists hat I get more and it is so easy he can do it himself!
 Oh, Speaking of the hubby.... He is also really enjoying the sea salt and clam V8 juice! I couldn't get him to pose for a picture though. :(

 So, I may not have kept on track with updating this blog daily but I did very much enjoy experimenting with some new products. I have always been a lover of Campbells Products and these new products are no different!

This is a #sponsored post. I was provided products for testing purposes. All opinions expressed are my honest opinions.

Monday, October 20, 2014

DKnight Magicbox Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

 I got this speaker for review purposes and it was immediately claimed by my husband! He thought this was the greatest thing ever! He drives a farm truck with no radio so he was easily able to connect his android phone to this speaker and use it in the truck with no problem. We are both amazed at how loud it is. I am so surprised that such a small speaker can put out such amazing sound. I absolutely love it and will be purchasing another as a gift this holiday season.
  • Supports Wireless Music Streaming via New Bluetooth v3.0 Technology.
  • Two highly powerful 40mml total 6W acoustic drivers and ultra-small size produce a wide audio spectrum
  • Built-in Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery for up to 10 hours of playtime. Built-in microphone for hands-free speaker phone calling Easy to pair - No code/pin needed
  • Easily to carry with, only 8.3 ounces.Plays all Audio devices through 3.5mm Aux in Jack.
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.

Apple Certified 6 Feet Lightning Cable Review

  • Premium Quality Guarantee - The cable material, connectors, design, and package are all directly Approved and Certified by Apple, to meet Apple performance standards under Apple's MFi program. We proudly present AYL MFI Apple certified 8-Pin lightning cable.
  • Compatibilty - Compatible with every Apple Lightning connector device, charge and sync for : iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus / 5S / 5C / 5, iPad 4, iPad Air Mini Mini2, iPod Touch 5th gen, and iPod Nano 7th gen. It also supports Mac and Windows PC.
  • 6 Feet Long is Most Convenient and Popular Length - With the 6 Foot cable, it provides you more freedom to select a more comfortable location for you when your Apple device is charging no matter at home, in the car, or in a store.
  • Stylish and Slim Lightning connector design that allows it to be used with most devices without removing your case. *Waterproof cases like LifeProof need to be taken off in order to use our 6' Apple MFI Certified Cable.
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.

My Credit Chart Review

My daughter, like many others, has trouble keeping up with her daily activities. As a mom of 3, it is impossible to keep reminding everyday for each little thing that needs to be done.
My Credit Reward Chart is made just for the purpose of reminding kids for those specific things. The most common things, (i.e. getting dressed, eating healthy, brushing teeth and being kind) are already specified on the chart. There are 2 blank spaces to enter your own personalized chores to be completed. We entered a couple that we were having trouble with. At the bottom of each day is a total for the amount of check marks earned that day. The overall check marks earn a specific reward that you can also write in at the very bottom.

This chart did come in handy for my girls for a while. They were earning rewards and remembering to do their chores and daily duties until the new wore off and they kind of slacked off.
I do feel like this is a good tool for helping children learn what needs to be done on a daily basis.

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.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hoping for a Keurig Party

Have you guys applied to Houseparty yet? I have gotten a few different houseparties through them and they are so much fun!
I have had Monopoly, Fancy Feast, Sodastream, Walgreens, MorningStar Farms, and Krusteaz Flatbread Parties.

Right now they are taking applications for a #KeurigParty
If selected for this party the host will get several items for the party including a Keurig 2.0 Brewer.

Keurig® 2.0 Brewing Technology™

All Keurig® 2.0 brewers feature Keurig® 2.0 Brewing Technology™ which reads each lid to deliver a perfect beverage every time. This ensures that the Keurig® 2.0 system delivers on the promise of excellent quality beverages, produced simply and consistently, using the best Keurig® brewer technology. Plus, new features like strength control allow you to brew bolder coffee with the strong setting.

Keurig® K-Cup® and K-Carafe™ packs

Brew for One. Brew for All. With Keurig® 2.0 you have the option to brew a K-Cup® or a K-Carafe™ pack to brew up to four cups of your favorite beverages at once. Brew the perfect beverage every time.

I am so excited and am hoping for this party! They will be selecting 1000 hosts for this party. So if you would like a shot go sign up with and apply too!!!

Good Luck!!! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Recreate an Old Standby- Chili Mac

I am the world's worst at reusing leftovers and turning them into something else. So, when +Crowdtap  challenged me to create a new dish out of an old favorite, I knew exactly what to do with last nights chili!
These cold fall nights have called for some yummy comfort food. Besides chili, What is more comforting than mac & cheese? Oh yeah! Some chili-mac sure hits the spot.
I just grabbed a single jar of  Ragu Double Cheddar, some leftover chili, and cooked up some macaroni noodles. (of course any pasta would work) Tada.... instant chili mac! This one quick dish! Top with your favorite chili fixins, and viola! a yummy, stick to your ribs, kind of meal!

Friday, September 12, 2014 PhotoBook Review and Deal

Create a professional photo book with a single click using's One-Click Photo Book. Select photos of any size from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, or your computer and they will instantly suggest a clean, professional layout that you can further customize.

I am thankful to I was given the opportunity to build 2 photo books for free to review. I realized quickly that it was going to take some time to decide which pictures I wanted to include. So, I grabbed a nice drink and sat down at my computer for what would ultimately take about 3 hours. I will note, though, that once you create an account you can save the projects you are working on to be able to return at a later time to finish them up. I just couldn't get away. I found designing my perfect books to be quite fun.

I started out with the 20-page 8"x6" softcover photo book and included mostly pictures of my kids over the years. A great idea would be to dedicate a book to each year. That would be a great way to show the changes made in one year. My pictures are not quite organized enough for all that.

This book is softcover so it is fairly thin and easy to handle. As far as I can tell, all of the same features are available in both hard and soft cover books. So on the inside you can arrange pictures however you like.
There are lots of choices for backgrounds, frames, text, and many other special features to add flair to your book.
For the larger hard cover book, I thought it would be nice to make it a dedication to my upcoming 2nd anniversary. This is the cover and it was originally this picture.

It turned out a little darker than I would have liked but I am still pleased. I probably should have chose a lighter picture.
I am very pleased with the overall quality of each book and the look of the pages. I feel that this is a great idea and turned out to be a great keepsake.
Each picture is able to be cut and cropped and edited however you like. 
The entire site is very easy to navigate and, like I said before, It is very fun!
You can get a great deal: Use this link for 51% off a 20-page 11.5"x8" Hardcover Photo Book From