Friday, November 30, 2012

Deal Dash - Shopping Fun

Hey guys. I wanted to give you some more information about DealDash. This is a fun shopping experience.

Deal Dash is a fun and social way to shop. One of the reasons Deal Dash is fun is that they have a Buy-it-Now option. This means that it is a fair and honest market. It is also risk free. Because if you don't win the auction, you have the option to buy the item at the retail price. And you will be able to get back all your bids. They will be refunded to your account. This really is different then other penny auctions.

If you would like to read a great DealDash Review then go to this Huffington Post article. It's a fun way to shop - and the 1.5 Million shoppers Deal Dash has I think would agree also!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other Carols ~ Review

I recently received a great product to review. Here is a YouTube video for you to watch.

This is the CD - It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other Carols - that I received recently. This is a beautiful Christmas album, by the Manor House String Quartet. There are many great classical songs on this album, such as the title song - It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, O Holy Night ~ and much more.

I had a very pleasant car ride the other day. That is because I decided to grab the CD on my way out the door. I popped this in my cd player and was soothed by this wonderful Classical Christmas music. I only listened to about half of the album, but plan on listening more later today. Another song that it has - that I think is one of my all time favorites, is Joy To The World, I just love that song. And it was so nice to hear it on this  album.

I can't wait to listen to this some more while driving. This will also be good to have while decorating the house and putting up the Christmas Tree.

Buy It: You may purchase It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other Carols through the following links:

Manor House Music

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.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Deal Dash Auction Site

DealDash Facebook page will be able to give you more information on this auction site. This auction site is a fun and honest way to shop online.

Shoppers bid to win deals that are up to 99% on consumer items. Including things such as electronics, gift cards and household items.

DealDash Wikipedia will give you more information on this. And you can read a favorable review for this auction site. It is a fair and honest auction site.

If you would like to watch a video, to find out how you can get started on this site, then watch this video on You Tube here: DealDash Review. Shopping sessions average 57 minutes where bidders socially compete for the best deals.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mia Mariu Mineral Cosmetics Review & Giveaway

I have a great review/giveaway for you guys. Here is some of  the company's info:

Mia Mariu’s high performance products are formulated with the most natural ingredients available helping you achieve vibrant beauty and health inside and out.  Each unique product fuses nature and technology by combining the highest quality botanicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and peptides.  The result is healthy products that provide a perfect balance that reflects itself through youthful, healthy, beautiful, glowing skin and renewed energy and vitality, at an exceptional value.  Mia offers natural skin care, professional makeup artist quality mineral cosmetics and brushes to Reveal Your Unique Shade of Beauty!

My review:

I was chosen to pick 2-4 products I liked on the Mia Mariu's website. Totally no more then $60.00. So I went to the site and following is what I picked out:

This is Perfecting Finish Mineral Foundation. Click here for more info on it.

Next I wanted the Mineral Eye Shadow Duo Rosa Marquesa. You can find it Here.

And lastly I wanted to try the Precision Eye Liner Brush No. 25. Find this also on the Mia Mariu website.

These products are awesome and I'm really loving them. I have been using the foundation which I got in Vanilla. And I think it is just fabu. I also love the eye shadow and the color I picked out. And who couldn't use another brush. This brush is really multi-functional.

And guess what? Good news! One luck winner Will be able to win the same exact products I listed above. A giveaway with a $60 value. (which you can pick your own shade of foundation & eye shadow)

Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter:

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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.

Get some Surfboards and bags

Have you ever been surfing? I have never tried it. But it looks like it could be fun. Do you think you would have the balance to stay up on the surfboard? I think you really need to be in pretty good shape to probably do this. Don't you?

I am not sure if I am in good enough shape for this. I think I would have to work up to it, and probably build up some stamina. Someday I really want to try it. For some reason I always picture surfing in California, or Hawaii, but I suppose it could be done anywhere.

I think if you are really going to get serious about it, you should have your own equipment. Wouldn't you agree? Not only would it be cool to have your own surfboard, but it would be nice to have a bag to carry it in too. Like the Dakine surfboard bags.

It looks like you can get a lot of variety of different surfboard bags. In various shapes and sizes. Also at some great prices too. So if I ever get going on my dream of surfing someday, I will definitely look into buying my own surfboard, and surfboard bag! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Yoplait Original and Greek Frozen Yogurt Giveaway

Attention Yogurt lovers everywhere, it´s time to celebrate! Now the goodness you´ve come to expect from Yoplait Yogurt is available in the frozen aisle. We´ve taken popular, natural yogurt flavors, and transformed them into Yoplait Original and Greek Frozen Yogurt Pints and Bars. That´s four more ways to enjoy the low-fat taste and rewarding benefits of Yoplait yogurt.

Well´s new Yoplait Original and Greek Frozen Yogurts are also a good source of calcium
 and have live and active cultures. The new Greek flavors also contain at least five grams
 of protein per serving, which is twice as much as regular frozen yogurt. It´s all the benefits
 of Yoplait yogurt in a cool and rewarding way.

My review: I went out and bought some of the Strawberry Yoplait Greek Frozen Yogurt. And my kids absolutely loved it. 

They also loved the bowls we got to try them in. Pictured below. Aren't these bowls cool? Even my husband liked them.

Win it: one lucky reader will win the following prize pack (also pictured above):

  • Two stainless steel bowls perfect for cold desserts
  • An 8" ice cream scoop made of 18/10 stainless steel with zinc alloy
  • Coupon for free trial of Yoplait´s new frozen yogurt flavors

Please use Rafflecopter form below:
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Disclosure: The information, products and Yoplait gift pack were provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving/Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving - y'all. I just got finished making this pumpkin pie. We literally made this from scratch. Right after Halloween Walmart was getting rid of all the left over pumpkins. They had a bunch for free! So we grabbed some.

My husband said he always wanted to make pumpkin pie from scratch. So we used this recipe that I pinned to Pinterest (click link to go to recipe)

It's a bit of work, because you have to do a bunch of stuff to get the pumpkin puree part. My husband did all that over the weekend. Then my daughter and I made the actual pie this afternoon. This looks like it's going to be great. I can't wait to try this tomorrow!

Here's a picture of my pie, I just took out of the oven. We'll add some whip cream or vanilla ice cream to it tomorrow.

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hilarious Holiday Apparel review!

Hey guys I received a t-shirt similar to the one pictured below to review.

Isn't this just exactly what you would want for a Too cute Holiday shirts?

I asked my daughter if she would like to get this shirt in her size. And she said yes. So we got it in a size Small. Here she is in the shirt. The only difference is we got it in black:

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, November 16, 2012

Recycling Center

I am a big recycler. I have been dutifully recycling for years. It actually used to be a lot easier though at the last place I lived. We could just put out our bins of recyclables and every other week the town guys would come around and collect them.

Where I'm living now though it is a different story. I have to save my recyclables and bring them to the center myself. I also don't have the space to save them anymore. I used to have a garage, where I could. Now we don't have that so I have to stockpile them up in the kitchen, which can be a pain.

The good news is the recycling center is really very close to me. Right down the street. So if I'm headed to the store or whatever, I just pop down the side street to drop them off.

The only other complaint I have is the other people who "recycle." When you throw them in the bins it specifically says, no plastic bags. You are supposed to dump your cans out of the bags. Come on people plastic bags aren't recyclable. But what do the people do, dump huge trash bags of stuff in the bins. They are to lazy to get them out of the bags. For some reason this really irks me everytime I see this. I am one of the rare few who take the time to just throw the cans in there - not the whole bag.

Well anyhow I just hope the  Greensboro NC recycling center is run a lot better then the one around here. I often joke about getting a job there, to police it. I want to just stand there and make sure the people are doing it properly - lol. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sears Holiday Cheer

I don't know about you, but I am starting to get in the Holiday mood. I'm not sure if it is too early to start decorating yet, but I really want to!

In an attempt to get in the Holiday Spirit, my daughter and I headed to Sears yesterday. And also to get some decorating ideas.

We visited the Sears Christmas Shop. And we really saw a lot of things we liked.

Who doesn't like a big old stuffed Christmas Minnie Mouse? I know my daughter did:

They also had a lot of really cute outdoor lawn decor. Snoopy and Woodstock (the mailbox door opens and closes.) Very cute!:

Who wouldn't want this cute flying/angel pig?

And my absolute favorite - The Abominable Snowman!

There was also some beautiful Christmas Trees. This one was very nice - I thought - with the snow already covering the branches:

But my number one favorite thing I really loved was the Ty Pennington Style  7 Ft Clear Pre-Lit White Artificial Christmas Tree.  I never thought I would love a white Christmas tree. But I really loved this. I even loved all the decorations they had on it too!

Please visit these links for more information:

also my Smiley360 page for more info on all the Sears Holiday Cheer stuff:


Also the Sears Shop Your Way Rewards program (which I belong too and have got some savings here and there from):

Shop Your Way

Disclosure: I received a $15 Sears GC to participate in this Smiley360 Mission. All opinions remain my own.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WW Places My Cat Goes

My cat has been sitting/sleeping in some curious places lately.

We left a suitcase out one time and now this is her new "bed"

One day I found her up in cabinet with the dishes. Shooed her out of there though.

Sometimes she goes in the linen closet:

And last night when my daughter and I got home, she was sitting on top of the refrigerator! Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of her there, but will if she does it again - lol

Camera Critters

Friday, November 9, 2012

Pine Bros. Throat Drops Review

Product Description
Ulysses S. Grant was President, the population of America hovered at 39 million, 
and the telephone was still a pipe dream, when in 1870 J. Herman Pine hung out a 
confectionery shingle on 8th Street above Walnut in Philadelphia and, along with his 
brother, sold their first batch of what they called 'Pine Brothers Glycerine Tablets.' In an 
attempt to relieve his own sore throat and those of his family members, Mr. Pine, 
a former German confectionery maker, determined that by combining the soothing 
natural qualities of glycerin with the healing properties of gum acacia, he could sooth
 and mitigate the mild discomfort of a sore throat. Add in some natural flavoring and
 a sweetener and voila, Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops were born. "I have discovered 
something," Pine wrote, "which will give quick throat relief to thousands afflicted as 
I was." He added,"Perhaps I won't make much money out of this. But I can make people
 happy, and that's more important than money." Mr. Pine was being unduly modest, as his 
"discovery" would become one of the most successful, most delicious and most unique
 throat lozenges in the world. Nor has the recipe changed appreciably since it was 
first introduced to the public over 140 years ago.

In 1930 Pine Brothers was sold to the Life Savers Company and continued to flourish.
Known or its 'soft drop consistency,' Pine Brothers lozenges became a favorite of adults 
and children alike. The product, which attracted healthiest sales in the eastern and 
northern states, due to its icy winters, reached its peak popularity in the 1970's. 
The company was sold by Life Savers, and then, having been re-sold and
acquired a number of times, found itself essentially rudderless and under
appreciated; this despite a legion of loyal consumers. Cost cutting changes 
were made to the original recipes, packaging became stale and marketing non-existent; 
Pine Brothers began to be made overseas. Sales declined.
Recently, Pine Brothers was acquired by the creator and former owner of Airborne,
Victoria Knight-McDowell, for her new company 3 Sisters Home Products™.
 Much time and effort has been spent locating the original Pine Brothers recipes,
 redesigning the packaging, and creating an exciting yet classic new look.
The natural product is once again being made in America, and is launching
nationally in fall 2011. At which time old Mr. Pine, will succeed once again in
"making people happy." God bless him!

My thoughts on product:
I hope you guys just read the above description. When I was asked to review
this product I was personally so excited! I vividly recall this product. Especially 
the honey ones as shown above! I remember when I was in school getting 
a lot of sore throats, strep throat, etc. And I remember buying these throat drops. 
I also have memories of going to my neighbors house, who was like my 2nd
mother, and she always had a supply of them also. Then I remember all of a
 sudden you couldn't buy them anymore. I really do recall that. I remember looking
for them. I never knew what happened to them, but I missed them.

These are also great for kids, because they are soft and chewy and have flavors
kids will love. Including this cherry one too:

When I received this product - I was also amazed at the generosity 
of the sponsor! I got a huge box filled with cherry and honey ones! in the bags
 and pucks! I didn't count them all - but let's just say - I am set with these for awhile! Thank you! 

Links to check out!: 
Check out Pine Bros. on Facebook and on Twitter! - They have a lot of contests
 at various times. Like right now they are giving away a $500 CVS GC! 

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.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Fun Way to shop - DealDash

Hey guys, do you know about DealDash? Well it is a new and really fun way to shop.

You should really check out Deal Dash. More then 1M US shoppers are using this. It is a fun and exciting way to do some shopping. This is a great alternative to penny auctions.

If you would like some more information on this - then watch this review of DealDash on YouTube.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WW Halloween 2012

I know I posted pictures before of my daughter in Halloween costumes  See review here & post of her for a school dance here.

But here is more pictures. She wore the goddess costume to her dance class the night before Halloween. But since the actual night of Halloween was so cold, she would have froze going out in this. So she went on that night as the nerd. (she also wore a jacket with the nerd costume)

She put some "pink"  in her hair:

Also someone told me they have a "law" here - 13 yrs old and up can't go trick-or-treating? My daughter is 12 - and is kinda upset it will be her last year. I personally think it is a "dumb" law.

Rapid Auto Loans

Hello dear readers. I would like to tell you about something I have found out about. Please read on to find out about how you can get a loan. I hope you can find some useful information for yourself in the following article.

Rapid Auto Loans - is a company where you can take out cash out of your car. And the good news for everyone is that regardless of your credit history you will be able to borrow money.

Please keep reading to find out how Rapid Auto Loans can help you. You can get a loan based on the value of the car you already own. And if you call them today, you will get instant phone approval. You can also get interest rates as little as 1.50% a month.

They will provide costumers with the ability to refinance their cars. You can do all this with no hassles  Also apply online and you will be approved today. They provide great service to their customers. And like I said it will be regardless of your credit history.

If you are looking for this type of loan it is really recommended you try this right now. If you have tried to get a loan somewhere else then you should really try Rapid Auto Loans instead. When no one else will lend you money - they will.

You get to keep the cash and the car. You also only pay the interest for the time your loan is outstanding. So if you are looking for an loan, either apply online or call today. You will be approved the same day, and be on your way to getting the cash that you need. It's a very fast and easy process to submit your form online!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sharpie Gel Highlighter Review

Please read my review of the Sharpie Gel Highlighter! I received this product recently. 

Product Info:

Sharpie Accent Gel Highlighter features SmearBlock gel technology that provides total smear protection across pen, marker and inkjet inks. Smear-protection includes ballpoint, roller and gel pens. Highlighter works on all paper surfaces including glossy, rice (Bible pages), and vellum papers. Gel ink will not bleed through papers or dry out.

My review:

I got two of these Sharpie Accent Highlighters. And I must say, that they are very different from other highlighters, I have tried. The gel pen is really cool. And you can also twist up from the bottom, to raise the pen up to bring up more of the gel pen. If you use highlighters, then I would really recommend trying out these ones. They don't bleed through like regular ones, and go on really smooth. I gave them to my kids for their school work, and they really seem to like them. They also don't ruin your pages,(less likely to rip them) like other ones do too.

Check them out here to buy some for yourself:

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.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Adult Learners - Online College

Do you know anyone how wants to go to college? Well I think the wave of the future now is online college. Don't you? If you want to get your PR degree then you should check out some online colleges.

I think it's great, especially for adults. Because you can fit it into your schedule. If you are a stay at home mom, say, you can go to college. You can virtually do it from your own home, at your own pace, and it shouldn't interfere with your family time.

It is also good for working folks too. In fact I have a friend, who is working full time, and trying to get her online business degree. That way she can still work, and fit her courses in on her off time. And she can better her position at her job, if she can get her degree. Or maybe she would want to try to find another job, and get a better one, somewhere else.

This really is a winning situation. And I'm pretty sure there is some financing too. Like you can either get loans, or maybe even a scholarship  for some of these online colleges. If you or someone you know is interested in this, then you should really look into it!