Friday, September 28, 2012

Pompeian OlivExtra® Premium Mediterranean Blend

I have been using this product that I received - a lot. It is Pompeian OlivExtra® Premium Mediterranean Blend. I received it from Smiley360.

Here is a little product info on it:

Add the taste of the Mediterranean to your meals with Pompeian OlivExtra® Premium Mediterranean Blend, a perfect blend of extra virgin olive oil and grapeseed oil, as well as canola oil. Use Pompeian OlivExtra® Mediterranean Blend when making a salad, sautéing, frying, grilling, and even when you need a high-heat, all-purpose cooking oil.

This unique blend of oils is made up of predominantly monounsaturated fats (7.8 g/serving), which are considered relatively “good” fats, essential omega-6 (3.4 g/serving) and omega-3 (0.8 g/serving), Vitamin E (0.25 mg/serving), and can also be used with high heat cooking of up to 450°F and is a perfect replacement for your other vegetables oils, shortening and butter that contain high level of saturated fats. Consuming unsaturated fats instead of saturated fats can help lower your Cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart* disease. This advice is a key feature of the Mediterranean diet and is supported by the American Heart Association.

I have been using this to cook eggs, make homemade pizzas - even in a few desserts. I really like this oil and the health benefits from it too.

If you would like more information and on the right hand side of this page is a "coupon center" where if you click you can get a few coupons. Please visit this link here.

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

Help With Research Papers

Hi, everyone. I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall day. With fall comes all the back to school stuff. Including one thing you may be familiar with - is the Term paper.

Back in the day, I remember doing my share of research papers. When I was in school they didn't have anything like a research paper writing service - but now I guess they do. This sounds like a great idea.

You can visit this website and check out all they have to offer. If you are in need of a costume term, essay, or research paper, then you can order your own at

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Remember the long tedious process of writing a term paper. I can remember that quite clearly. I recall pulling all nighters trying to get these research papers done on time. Well this service sounds great. It can really eliminate all the stress that goes into this process.

Do not worry or hesitate to order this. You will get a professional paper written by top experts. Professionals will write your paper for you and you will get the highest grade. This sound like a really great service for all the students out there struggling with writing.

And you really shouldn't worry about plagiarizing with this either, that is because if you order from this service your term, essay and research papers, will all be 100% original content. So there really is no risk in doing this. And you should really check this out for yourself. If you are in need of help with your research papers, then go now to this website!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Smiley Cookie Review/Halloween Cookies

I have a fun review for you. And it is just in time for the Halloween Season. I received some Halloween Cookies from Smiley Cookies.

This is the box they come in:

Just looking at this box that these Halloween Treats  come in makes me smile.

Then when you open up the box, this is what you find:

Here is my daughter enjoying a delicious Halloween cookie:

If you would like to purchase some of these then visit the Smiley Cookie website. They also make great Halloween Gifts. You can buy some that come individually cellophane wrapped, so they would be perfect for trick-or-treaters, or for a Halloween party.

Use the coupon code: "BLOG10" at checkout to get 10% off any unwrapped Halloween cookie gifts!

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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.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Camping Again

We are planning another camping trip. I think we may go on Columbus Day weekend. It should be fun.

We had found a state park they we really like. So we are going to go back there. It probably will be a lot cooler temperatures, at that time though. One thing about the state parks around here is they don't allow swimming after labor day. And when we went there last time, we found out after 6 pm you aren't supposed to go swimming either.

It seems kind of strict. Were we used to live you could swim whenever you wanted and there hardly was even a lifeguard sometimes.  Which I guess it is for your own safety the rules they have here, but when you're camping you kind of want to go swimming whenever you feel like it. Even though in October it could be cooler, I know sometimes you get the "Indian summer" type weather. But I guess we won't be able to go swimming.

Well, we will be able to do some other fun things. Like, fishing. Going to do tons of fishing, because that is a really good time of year for that.

Last time we were there my son wanted to go kayaking, by himself. I'm kind of nervous of that. But as long as they have life jackets that he can wear, then I guess it should be ok. Maybe someone else should go with him too, just to have a partner to keep an eye on each other. Then I think I would feel better about it.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Try Nopalea

Hello, dear readers. I hope you are all well and are having a great day. I hope you are not suffering from any pain due to inflammation.

Well if you are, then maybe you should really try some nopalea. The nutrients in nopalea, have been proven to help the body reduce inflammation. Reducing your inflammation, obviously would be great for you in the long run. It could also lead to some great things, that could really help you.

Reducing your inflammation could help you reduce your pain. Also that could lead to improved joint health. Relieve swelling muscles and protect cellular health.

Nopalea is a tasty wellness drink. It is sourced from the fruit of the  Nopal cactus. The healing properties of the nopal cactus have been known for centuries by native people. And now they are available in the nopalea drink. Each 32–ounce bottle of Nopalea brims with the health benefits of the Nopal fruit.

This sounds really terrific, don't you think. I visited the site and the drink looks like it would be really tasty. And if it could help with all this it would be great. This drink really seems like it has some really great health benefits to it. I would really encourage you to, please, visit the website for yourself for much more information on all of this. 

And I would also like to tell you something else, that is really important. Right now you can get a free 32 oz bottle of nopalea. To get your free natural anti-inflammatory drink please visit their website. There you will find a 1-800 number to call. And you can get a free bottle (only pay the S&H fees.) If you suffer from inflammation and it's health related problems then it will really be worth your while to call and get your free sample. I would really check it out today! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

WW - Cool Park

We recently found a cool park. This is kinda a freaky one. I think it's like from the 60's? Mostly because it's made out of all metal. I don't think they make anything out of metal anymore.

This reminds me of a spaceship or something:

We've gone there a few times. Here's my daughter and her friend, up above.

They also have some metal horse swings to ride. These seem really old fashioned to me:

Kmart's Big Layaway Giveaway

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

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Hello guys are you preparing for the holiday season yet? Well I have already been thinking about some holiday gifts I want to get.

Believe it or not the Holidays are nearing. I was in Kmart recently and I already eyed a few thing I would really like to pick up for the holidays. But the problem is I don't really want to pay for them now. Well that is why I really like the free layaway they have at Kmart.

I know a few things in there that really have some potential for the holidays. I would really like to place some of these on layaway for some of my friends and family. 

And now would be a really great time to do that at Kmart. That is because of Kmart's Big Layaway Giveaway. Every week between 9/9/12 and 11/17/12 there will be one layaway giveaway per store a week. If you put items on layaway you will have the chance to win some great prizes at Kmart. Check the website for the official rules on all of this. But this sounds really great. 

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Because not only are you going to be putting some gifts on layaway, you can have the chance to win some great prizes too. So you have a great potential to win some stuff also! Another thing that is awesome about Kmart's layaway is it is better then some other retailers. Here is a grid to show you the comparison to other stores such as Walmart, Toys R Us or Best Buy.

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Here is a couple of pictures of things I want to put on layaway at Kmart. 

And I really hope to win big on the Kmart's Big Layaway Giveaway too!



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Need A Lunch Tote

Now that school started, there are so many school supplies that are needed. The kids came home with a whole list of things they needed. I bought so many different things, from notebooks to calculators.

I have had to run around for the past couple of weeks, collecting different things they need for school. Just when I thought it might be over (at least for a little while), I found out it was not. My daughter informed me that she needed a lunch tote.

She decided she doesn't like the school lunches. So now my newest mission is to find some lunch totes or at least maybe one suitable one.

One thing I know is she wants pink. Or at least mostly pink. And I think that it is important to get an insulated one. That way it will keep things cold. There is really a big selection of lunch totes, and I hope we can find something that she likes.

So although I thought my school shopping was done, I still have to find something for her lunches. And probably after that, I'm sure there will be something else to buy also.

What about you? Are you done school shopping? And do your kids bring their own lunch?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Packaways Review

I would like to tell you about a product I recently received to review. It is from a company called Packaways.

Here is some product info:

Product Description:

Packaways is a brand new Storage Box that ships and stores in the flat position. When needed, simply press on opposing corners and the bottom "Automatically" folds into place and locks. When not in use, simply press on the bottom and the box folds back down flat for easy, out of the way storage. Ideal for homes, apartments or living quarters where use is intermittent and space is tight. Many applications: Moving; Back To School; Organizing The Kids' Rooms; Basement or Garage; Seasonal Items, etc. You can color code your things or have the colors match your decor. Proudly made in the U.S.A. from durable corrugated plastic. Great for harsh storage conditions or long-term storage since moisture and humidity won't effect the integrity of the boxes. Will last hundreds of cycles under normal circumstances. Many, many useful applications. Comes with 2 Wipe Away Panels that allow you to conveniently identify the contents of the box. If you use China Dry Erase Markers, you can simply Wipe Away the previous contents and remark the box. Please go to for more information.

My take on the product:

This really is a great product. I received 2 of the Packaways in the mail the other 
day. And it was delivered in a flat cardboard box.

You can easily put these together in about 2 min. or less. You know once again 
my daughter took over this product. She was able to put these together herself, 
then bring him into her bedroom. Where she proceeded to put them to good use.

She used this one for all her "games:"

And on this one you can see she wrote "dolls" (which as it says you can easily 
change these labels if you use dry erase markers) So inside this one is all her 
"American Girl" dolls:

The Packaways are really great. And I am all for anything that keeps her room 
cleaner & more organized!

Please go to for more information.
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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using
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for my readers.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Havertys Furniture

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

Have you guys heard of Havertys Furniture? I was just using their store locator and I see there are several in Virginia where I live. One only about 40 min from my house. Check Havertys: Discover Something You. With over 100 locations there is sure to be one close to you.

I want to tell you about the monthly Inspiration Sessions they have created. These sessions will help to provide you with the latest tips and advice. This will help you with styling your space. Their top design experts are there to help you with this. You can discover thousands of products and customizable options that will bring your vision to life.

This is a list of the Inspiration Sessions:

Sept. 15th (now showing) design your entertainment space
Oct. 13th Seasonal Scapes (design for seasons)
Nov. 10 - Winter colors (designing with winter colors)
Dec. 1 Finishing Touches (making that room complete)

Havertys will really fit your lifestyle. I think it could really fit mine as well. Don't you? Well to let you see what I mean, I picked out a bedroom collection that I would really love.

A bedroom set could really change the way you feel. It would really be inviting and this would really change the feel of the room. Adding these pieces will completely change the feel of the room. I think my design style is casual. Which this bedroom set really feels casual.

Another style that is casual and fun too, is a Party Ready Pub Room.

I would love to have this room. It's a room that 's ready for hosting or hanging out with family. Multifunctional pieces form their Sheffield's Tavern Collection make the most of this space.
Go to Havertys Furniture or look online to check it all out for yourself!

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

NMEDA - Service for those with disabilities

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


Hey all. I would really love to talk to you about NMEDA. I want to communicate with you some information that I found out recently about this. 

First of all, you can  visit a NMEDA QAP (Quality Assurance Program) Dealer for mobility solutions

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Here is a little more information on NMEDA. One thing is that it is a non-profit trade association. They can offer solutions and services to those with disabilities. A whole team of people, such as mobility equipment dealers, manufacturers, driver rehabilitation specialists and other professionals, all are dedicated to people with disabilities.

They are helping them drive or be transported in vehicles that have been modified with mobility equipment. This will really have an impact on  the lives of those living with disabilities. It can really improve their transportation options. All member work together to help provide this.

Another thing I would like to tell you about is the Quality Assurance Program. Or also known as QAP. It is a recognized accreditation program for the mobility industry. It creates a program that was developed to promote a number of things. Those things being - quality, safety and reliability within the industry. And NMEDA dealers are QAP accredited. 

That means that all NMEDA dealers will offer 24 hour local emergency assistance. They have on-site sales and support, and they offer in-person evaluations! If you buy elsewhere you are not guaranteed this quality of service!

It is really important for those with disabilities to have a wheelchair accesable vehicle. It really helps with their independence! My aunt who is in a wheelchair has always driven herself. It let her have independence and she could get to her job as a school teacher for many years. Please visit the NMEDA for yourself to learn more and to locate a QAP  dealer!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wordless Wednesday "Back to School"

Here's my annual back to school pictures of the kids.

First day of school on September 4th 2012. My daughter is in 7th grade, son is in 11th grade! 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Toe Juice Review & Giveaway

I have another cool review and giveaway for you guys. Here is a little product info on Toe Juice:

In 1970, Royce Garner, a high school science teacher in Boise, Idaho, produced his first batch of Toe Juice®. His endeavor began when his infant son had flaking, dry, cracked feet. The many lotions and creams were ineffective and messy. So Royce did some research, went to his lab, and came out with a revolutionary new product. Not only did it fix and prevent further complications with his son's feet, but over the years many friends, family, and acquaintances have benefited from the strength of Royce's Toe Juice®. Those who benefited from the fast drying liquid, often encouraged Royce to take it public.

As Toe Juice® is a head to toe skin care product, we have received testimonials from people about its effectiveness for a large variety of uses. While this is no means meant to be an exhaustive list, below are the most common categories Toe Juice® is used for.
  • Acne
  • Athletes foot
  • Cold Sores
  • Diabetic
  • Eczema
  • Foot Problems
  • Ichthyosis Psoriasis
  • Insect Bites
  • Jock Itch
  • Jungle Rot
  • Misc. Skin Irritation
  • Rashes
  • Ringworm
  • Warts

My review:

Hey, guys -  no one really wants to talk about all these ailments they may or may not have. But let's face it - I guess they are a fact of life.

One thing I have been trying it on is a wart that I have. I have had this wart for some time. In somewhat of an awkward place, the middle of my back. I tried other things to get rid of it, but have lapsed in my treatment of if. When I received the Toe Juice, I decided to try it on my wart. After about a week and a half it really has gone away a lot. I will try to be diligent - and put it on morning and night, and I bet it will be gone very soon!

Another thing I noticed on the website that it can be used for is "foot problems." One such thing is maybe "stinky feet." And the funny thing is (I'm not kidding) is just days before I got the Toe Juice, my daughter had told me she needed some kind of foot deodorizer. She has really stinky feet and she has been now using the Toe Juice after she takes a shower and it really is helping!

Buy it: You can buy Toe Juice online at their website, at many online retailers such as Amazon. And at many local retailers too - like Walgreens. Check the Toe Juice website for a complete list.

Win it: One lucky reader will win their own bottle of Toe Juice.

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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.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Mabel's Labels Review

I received a cool product to review awhile ago. It is called Mabel's Labels.

I received two different packs the Tween Pack and the Ultimate Back-to-School Combo.

Product info for Tween Pack:

Identify with style! These beautifully personalized, shaped labels are designed especially for big kids - whatever their ages! Use them wherever you’d use our waterproof Sticky Labels – they’re just as durable. Available in two themes, each featuring a variety of fun designs and fonts

Product info on Ultimate Back-to-School Combo

The Ultimate Back-to-School Combo™ includes all the durable, waterproof labels needed to keep belongings out of the lost and found. Available only until September 28, 2012.

My take on the products:

My daughter really loves stickers. So I knew she would be happy with all these with her name on them. She used one of the tags for her water bottle. She is taking some dance classes and needs to bring her water bottle, so this is a great way to have her name on hers.

She also put some on her personal care items. Like this brush. Just so we know it's hers. I thought that was cute.

And now that she's back in school. I'm sure she will find some more use for these stickers. Like her books, and notebooks, gym clothes, shoes. And these are really durable - like diswasher safe, uv resistant, etc. Check the website for all the features!

My daughter and I are really loving these labels, and I'm sure will put them to good use. Also a great way to teach kids organizational skills! :)

Connect with Mabel's Labels via these links:

Disclosure: I received the above products free of charge in order to enable this review. No other compensation was given - and my opinions are my own. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Did you hear of

Now that school is starting, I've been doing some online shopping. I like to go to auction sites and see if I can win stuff. The kids need some clothes and you can get some good deals on the auction sites. I'm also right now hopefully winning some dance shoes for my daughter.

If I end up winning them I could get them at a great discount. Like 30 dollars cheaper then I would pay elsewhere. Wish me luck! I really hope I win these.

I was also looking at a website called I'm not sure if there are any complaints. But it looks like it could be a good site to find stuff on. It says they have a variety of products up for auction, everything from tvs to toys. And it says there are no caps on weekly or monthly bidding. So you can buy what you want without limits.

I think I'm going to look into this site. I love buying stuff at action sites and this may be a good one. They also have special actions for beginners too, I guess. So you can learn the skills need to win stuff. I heard they also have good customer service.

I want to win stuff! Don't you? 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WW - Go Camping Instead

Last month we almost sold this:

I had it on Craigslist and had a lot of interest in it. We had some offers. I began to doubt my decision. My daughter didn't want to sell it. We decided to pull the plug on all of this.

And we decided to go camping for the first time in 2 yrs. instead.

The campground had an archery class. The kids loved it:

My son said he did it a few yrs ago in gym class, it was my daughter's first time. An hour or so later she actually got a bulls eye! (can you see it?)

rented a boat:

End of trip:

Although I could definitely use the money I would have received from selling this, I'm glad we decided to just go camping instead!

Look for Boat Fenders

I like boating? Do you? It can be a lot of fun to spend a day out on a boat. I know one person who really loves boats. I remember many years ago spending summers going out on his boat. It was a lot of fun. We had some really fun trips.

One trip we went fishing off the boat. We caught so many fish on that trip. It was out in the ocean, we caught some flounder. It was a rare time when we caught so many we actually kept them all. And we went home and cooked them up for dinner. We never got so lucky!

Another time I remember after a day of boating, we pulled up onshore and me and someone else went up to get some take out at a seafood restaurant. Yum! When we came back, our friend said he couldn't get the boat started. Something with the engine. This was a bit of a pain. We had to pull the boat up on shore, I don't remember all the exacts but I remember a lot of waiting around, while we somehow got the boat towed back home.

That didn't dampen my friends love for boats. He bought a huge boat a number of years ago. And it was basically a fixer upper. He worked on it for a long time. Buying lots of different parts. I'm sure he even had to buy some boat fenders at some point. I think he is still working on this boat, actually. Maybe someday, I will be able to have some fun times on this boat!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Enjoy Football Season with B-Dubs

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


Hey everyone, I want to talk football with you. Are you really into it? Or is your significant other? Or maybe you both are. Well whichever it is, I know a way you can enjoy football season even more. You can Protect the football. Get to B-Dubs

Get on over to Buffalo  Wild Wings (also known as B-Dubs or BW3) and you, your hubby, kids, or anyone else you may know, will enjoy game day. B-Dubs is a sports bar with a complete full menu. They feature a relaxed environment that is great for the whole family. I know there is one not to far from my house and on an upcoming game day, I want to head on over there.

This way Dad will be happy watching the game, and Mom will be happy also because then she won't have to cook. Also kids will be happy too. That is because there is a great selection for kids to pick from. They will love the menu. There is nothing "gross" on the  menu, for kids to complain about. They will be so happy to pick from everything on the B-Dubs menu. 

What are some other ways you could enjoy football season at BW3? Maybe you could have a gathering with all your friends. Go and enjoy some football with friends and also the great food at BW3! Or maybe you might even decide just to send your husband out to the restaurant while you enjoy some time to yourself! I'm all for this suggestion! Sounds good to me. 

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