Thursday, August 30, 2012

Nectresse Smiley 360 mission & free sample

I recently received some Nectresse samples to try out. Here is some product info:


In the search to create a great tasting natural sweetener, the Maker of SPLENDA® Sweeteners found inspiration in the monk fruit, which has been cultivated in remote mountain regions for hundreds of years. Turns out, the extract of this little green melon is perfect for sweetening foods and beverages because it's 150 times sweeter than sugar without all the calories. A little goes a long way. The extract is then blended with other natural sweeteners to create NECTRESSE™ Sweetener. The result isn't just another sweetener, but one that is 100% natural with zero calories per serving and the rich,sweet taste of sugar. You’re going to love the way it tastes!

The other day my son and I tried some in our coffee in the morning. I am not usually a big fan of sweeteners but this one was actually great. You know the one that comes in the little pink pouch that has been around for years? With out naming any names - is so sweet and tastes gross to me. But this one tasted pretty similar to sugar - and I love that it doesn't have all the calories!

Check it out for yourself.  Learn more on the Nectresse Website. Go to Nectresse on Facebook for more information also and to Like them.

Also go to the bottom of the Nectresse Website on the home page and click where it says get a sweet deal, and there you can get a free sample.

Updated: I also see on the site you can get a $2.00 coupon too so check that out also.

Disclosure: I was provided with the above samples through Smiley360 (join yourself for cool free samples) all info was provided through Nectresse & Smiley 360 - no other compensation was given. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Need New iPhone Case

Are you looking for a new iPhone case? There are so many  cute ones to choose from. I actually, personally don't even own an iPhone - lol. But if I did I would really like a cool case for it. What about  you? Do you own an iPhone? What kind of case do you have for it?

If and when I get an iPhone, I would love something really colorful. I want a case with either orange or red, something bright. Maybe even with flowers or something on it. I know there are a lot of different ones out there.

I also so you can buy one for as little as nine dollars. So that is a really good price, too. They just snap right on, and you are good to go. I also know that if you do have an iPhone, it is a good idea to have the case. Because if you drop it, the case will really protect your expensive iPhone.

So, if you need a new iPhone case, check out all the available options. It really is worth the price of one, because I'm sure the iPhone itself is a lot more money! Check it out now! 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Neuma Hair care products review

I received this product to review Neuma Hair Care Products:

Product description:

Neuma Blow Dry Lotion - The essential companion for your blow dryer – this weightless formula adds hold, manageability and protection to any blow out. Hair feels soft, smooth and with added shine. Featuring a proprietary blend of plant extracts and essential oils, Phyto Colour Complex™ maximizes colour hue, vibrancy and longevity while Phyto UV Shield™, an exclusive blend of plant nutrients, protects colour from UVA & UVB oxidation. Helps prevent damage from styling and hot tools. Humidity resistant formula soothes hair and controls frizz.

Neuma Smoothing Creme - This unique crème locks in moisture
 and delivers weightless shine while taming frizz and flyaways. Featuring a 
proprietary blend of plant extracts and essential oils, Phyto Colour Complex™
 maximizes colour hue, vibrancy and longevity while Phyto UV Shield™ , an 
exclusive blend of plant nutrients, protects colour from UVA & UVB oxidation. 
Humidity resistant formula leaves hair silky smooth with a healthy sheen.

Neuma Style Texturizer - This flexible fiber adds lightweight touchable texture
 and hold. Adds easy to restyle definition and movement. Featuring a proprietary
blend of plant extracts and essential oils, Phyto Colour Complex™ maximizes 
colour hue, vibrancy and longevity while Phyto UV Shield™, an exclusive 
blend of plant nutrients, protects colour from UVA & UVB oxidation. 
The non-greasy, humidity resistant formula allows you to create texture that 
can easily be reshaped. Neuma Style Texturizer molds and holds while reducing 
frizz. Adds separation with a natural shine.

NEUMA uses only renewable, beneficial plant-based ingredients - 
leaving you, and your hair, looking and feeling more beautiful. Our collection of 
professional performance beauty products contain ingredients which above all,
 do no harm - because like you, we care for earth and hair. 

FREE OF synthetic fragrance, sulfates, parabens, 1,4-dioxane, phthalates, 
glutens, neurotoxins, aluminum compounds, glycols, formaldehyde donors, 
ureas, carcinogens, environmental pollutants - a truly sustainable brand.

Neuma Hair Care Products contain: 

Renewable, beneficial plant-based ingredients
Certified Organic Extracts
85% post consumer recycled bottles
100% certified wind power
100% recycled fiber containers
Organic raw materials, sustainable business practices and continuing 
membership as a global corporate citizen will make the difference in the long run. 

my take on products

First of all I was pleasantly surprised when I received this in the mail. I was 
originally only supossed to get the sample packets as shown above. But the 
sponsor generously also included two extra 2.5 fl. oz bottles of both the 
smoothing creme and the blow dry lotion.

Of course my daughter took over the bigger bottles, and I got the sample pack.
 But even that was great for me! I received this about a week and a half ago, 
and still have lots left in these sample packs. Since it doesn't seem like you 
need a lot at one time. I have been using like one kind per day. After I take a shower I have
 been putting one of them in my hair and they all seem to work great. I also really 
like how these smell. 

View the above links above for more product info and purchasing info! 

Disclosure: 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, August 24, 2012

Look at Carolina Beach or Wilmington NC

I would love to check out some homes in the Carolina Beach area. I was recently looking at some Wilmington NC real estate.

Maybe someday we could rent a house for a summer getaway. That would be so awesome. The kids would love that. They love the beach so it would be so fun to do a summer rental right on the beach. Don't you think? I have never done something like that, but I would love to make it a possibility some time! What about you? Have you ever rented a house for a vacation?

This  really could work. I am actually not that far away from Wilmington NC now, so maybe we could do this sometime. I was just looking at a condo, that is right on Carolina Beach, and the rates actually where pretty reasonable. Maybe we could rent it for a few days, and it didn't seem any more expensive then staying in a hotel.

The one I was looking at says Ocean Front view and just steps away from the ocean. That sounds so nice. I think I will talk to my husband about this and see if we could maybe do this some time!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream Product Review and Giveaway {2 Winners!}

Hey all, have a great review/giveaway for you! I would like to supply you with some product info first:

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.

my take on the product:

I received a 1.5 oz bottle of this cream. I don't know about you, but I get aches and pains once in awhile. Lately every now and then I get a pain in my lower back. It's a radiating pain, that can last all day. I think it may be due to PMS?

Anyway recently I had that pain starting, so I opened up my tube of Noxicare, I had gotten in the mail recently. I opened up the seal on it, and the 1st thing I noticed was the smell. There is none! I personally dislike the medicinal smell of pain creams so this was a big plus for this one!

I rubbed some on my lower back and it really went on smoothly. I must say it was more like just rubbing on some cream, or lotion. And I don't know the exact timing of it, but it was within an hour or maybe less, that the pain went away! I definitely will be using this again. And I also love that the ingredients are All Natural!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wordless Wednesday Summer Fun

While visiting up North we went to a mini-golf place. We went there once before, which was over 4 years ago though.

They also had some bumper boats. Last time, my daughter couldn't do them herself. This time, no problem.

Also had fun at the arcade. They won these cool shades:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Talk about Food and Beverage

Hey guys. Do you like to go food shopping? Some times it is a chore, but once in a while it can be fun.

We recently went to a store that sold a lot of different kinds of foods. Like some different kinds of fruits and vegetables you don't see everywhere.

Also a great bakery section, with a lot of unique pastries and baked goods. Ones you don't come across to often. You want to buy one of everything.

This kind of food shopping is fun! Not just going for the necessities, but picking up some foods, that you haven't tried before.

I also noticed a great wine selection in this store. I love wine, don't you? I am not an expert on wine, but I do like to try some different kinds. I would love to get a brief history of argentinian wines to help me make a selection next time. But until then, I will buy what I think I might like.

Do you find food shopping a chore sometimes?  Do you ever just go for fun to a specialty store? I want to go back to this store my husband and I found awhile ago. Maybe pick up some food & beverages for a picnic or something. That sounds like fun! 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Dollar General and Back to School Shopping

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


How are you guys doing? Are you getting ready for some back to school shopping? I know we are around here. I already have some lists of things I've got to get for the kids. 

I definitely know a store I'm going to be hitting up - Dollar General! Back to School Saving from Dollar General is going to be awesome! They are a great store to shop at, I always find something I need in there and at great prices. 

I really think I can save big on my back to school shopping, by going to Dollar General. And now you can save even more. You can use this mobile coupon:


Available for mobile phones,  you can scan the embedded QR code. You can also text "bts" to 34898 from your mobile phone to get the coupon. Please take advantage of this coupon for back to school savings!

Did you guys already get a back to school supply list from your kids? I already have them, and have got to get going on buying these supplies. What are some of the things you will need? First thing I know I'm going to need are some new backpacks for the kids. I just was looking on the Dollar General website at them, and they are have great prices on them. Backpacks and messenger bags for 8 dollars! That is a lot cheaper then I've seen in other stores.

I also know I'm going to need some like art supplies too. Every year my daughter needs stuff like colored pencils, crayons, markers, etc. I also just spotted some of those on the website for one dollar each! I 'm going to Dollar General soon to start my school shopping! You should too, and grab that coupon also!

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My review:

My daughter and I went shopping for the Artisan Pizza crust and the ingredients. Then she made it for supper. She pretty much did herself and she is only 12! Here's a picture of how our pizza came out:

It came out really good and tasted great!

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  • Oven mitt
  • Pizza cutter

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Oransi Ionic Air Purifier for Refrigerator Review and Giveaway

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 Hi - I have a really cool review and giveaway for you guys. It is for the Oransi Fridge Air Purifier pictured above.

When I was contacted by the company to do a review - (btw same company I did the "Robby Ball Wash" review/giveaway for) I thought sure this would be cool. I then asked my husband - and he wasn't sure, because he didn't want something huge that would take a lot of room up in the fridge.

Well I received it the other day, and no need to worry about that! That is the 1st thing that struck me when I saw it. How small it is. Here is a picture I took of it:

Well anyway, that's a good thing - how big do you want it? This little purifier fits right in my fridge. And it's functions include: eliminate food odors in your refrigerator, kill bacteria, reduce food spoilage, prevent food spoilage, prevent mildew, sterilize fridge once every hour and neutralize stale and foul odors with fresh air inside refrigerators.

I really think this is working, because I usually make some of that powdered drink mix. The kids like it, but my daughter said it tasted "funny" recently. Then I got the Oransi, and made some of the juice and no worries, tasted great!

Win it: one reader will win their own Oransi Fridge Purifier. Valued at $39.00

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Disclosure: I received the product described above for the sole purpose of reviewing it and offering in a giveaway. No other compensation was given and all opinions remain my own.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

WW - An Interesting Trip - (trying Linky this week)

We had an interesting trip to visit the family back in Massachusetts, a few weeks ago. Without boring you with the family drama, (of let's just say crazy relatives - literally and other things that happened) - here is a few pictures. I will try to post more soon.

Train ride - was ok - but Very long!

One fun thing we did was make a sock monkey. My mother, my daughter and I made it -  it was a group effort. It came out kinda cute:

Feed some goats:

Also celebrated my son's 16th Birthday!

More pictures to come soon!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Firmoo Eye Glasses Review

Hey guys and gals, I have a great review for you. I would like to tell you all about Frimoo Eye Glasses. I was asked to review them and let you all know about it.

I would like to tell you about my experience with this website. I first went on the website and looked around at all my options. I was going to get my husband some new prescription sunglasses. But since he doesn't have the prescription info, it was a no go. But if you have yours - you should check out for great selection at great prices.

So anyway, I decided to get some sunglasses for myself (non-prescription). Here's a picture of the ones I got from the website.

Here's a picture of me wearing them:

They also came with this hard eyeglass case and this soft one. Also a cleaning cloth and an eyeglass repair kit. I really like these sunglasses. I can't leave the house without a pair, so I was really happy to get these!

If  you would like to get your pair of free firmoo eyeglasses online - then check out firmoo free trial offer. It's a great deal, especially for bloggers. You don't pay any fee whatsoever. If your not a blogger, you can still get them free, except you pay the shipping. Go Here for that info. Go check it out for yourself!

I'm loving these sunglasses! 

Disclosure: I received the product described above for the sole purpose of reviewing it. No other compensation was given and all opinions remain my own.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Walmart Box Tops for Education Giveaway ($25 Walmart GC)

Ready to get a head start on stocking up on some of your favorite Box Tops for Education products this summer? Spring off of the diving board and into your local Walmart! Then, make a splash at the beginning of the school year by sharing the Box Tops that you collected all summer long. Starting this July, participating products at Walmart will be loaded with 4 Box Tops, so don’t let this opportunity float by you!

  • Look for the Box Tops display at your local Walmart to earn 4 Box Tops on more than 100 of your family’s favorite items including Cheerios, Hamburger Helper, Nature Valley and Totinos
  • By liking Walmart on Facebook you can earn more Box Tops from General Mills
  • Check out the Box Tops For Education website to learn more about the Box Tops Program and how you can help your school reach its goal for the 2012-2013 school year
  • Visit to find out how you can earn even more for your school with eBox Tops

I am super excited to use my Walmart Gift Card! Back to School Savings here I come! Long list of school supplies! Pens, pencils, notebooks, etc! 

Win it - 1 lucky winner will win a $25.00 Walmart GC

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BOGO at Famous Footwear

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Famous Footwear for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Hey all! You know what time it is. It is back to school time. And that means shoes! The kids are going to need some new shoes right?

Well, I want to tell you a great place to do some back to school shoe shopping. It is Famous Footwear. They have hundreds of brand names and thousand of styles. And all at a great price. The stores are also very easy to shop in. You can get in and get out. That is because the Famous Footwear stores are not overwhelming. And I know how important that can be when shopping.

Especially with the kids you don't want to spend to much time in a store! It can get tiring when you are back to school shopping. That is why Famous Footwear is so great. There is also a really awesome sale going on now too. It is the BOGO sale. You can buy one and get one half off.

There is also a really good coupon you can use . It is BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon. Please print off this coupon. And you can redeem it in-store between 8/2-8/18. Wow this is so cool. This is a great savings for you. And will really make back to school shopping a little easier. Get those shoes fast and easy and on sale! 

I also want to tell you about the Free Rewards Program. You can join for free and earn 1 point for every $1 that you spend either in the store or online. You can accumulate points to earn certificates up to $100 a year. Get a discount just for signing up, and there are a lot of other special discounts and perks.(Like you can get 20% off using this coupon if you are in the Rewards Program).  So check all this out for yourself. And let Famous Footwear make your back to school shopping easier! 

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