Monday, December 31, 2012

Ateevia Botanica's PRIME Anti-Inflammatory Cream Review/Giveaway

Hey everyone, I have a cool review/giveaway for you. It is from the company Here is some product information for you.

Product Description

You will notice that Ateevia's PRIME looks, feels and smells unique. 
Simply massage PRIME into your skin over the affected area 2 to 3 times daily, 
or more often if you perceive a need. Again, there are no side effects 
and the formula cannot hurt you. For best results apply in the morning and at bedtime.

My take on the item:

I have had neck pain off and on all my life. I'm always wanting a neck massage. 
Sometimes it is worse then other times. A few times lately I wake up and 
I can not even move my neck. I feel like I've been in a car wreck or something. 

So when I was given the chance to review the Ateevia product, I thought I would
give it a try. I have been using it in the morning and at night, and it really has 
helped with my neck pain. It is also a lot different then other creams I have tried. 
Here is a picture of some I put on my hand:

I noticed that with in an hour after each use, my pain was decreased. 
The cream is a brown color, and doesn't have much scent & it really rubs
 in smoothly.

For more information Visit and find them on Facebook

Buy it: Visit to purchase for $19.99

Win it: one reader will win a 2.5 oz bottle of Ateevia PRIME

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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, December 29, 2012

Mrs. Smith's pies

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


Hey guys. Happy Holidays! Do you guys like pie? I'm not kidding, I really want to know. Well I will tell you one thing. My family loves pie! They are totally crazy about it. 

Well I have discovered a really great pie. They are Mrs. Smith’s pies. I really honest to goodness have bought several of these pies. I discovered them at Thanksgiving time. I served the Mrs. Smith's apple pie to my family and guests. 


This pie is really good, and the best one I have tried of this kind of product. Everyone really liked it. And it only takes 30 minutes to bake it. Then, on Christmas, we got the Dutch Apple pie, which was really good also. As you can tell everyone loves Apple pie. 

They have a lot of other flavors also. Which I may try soon too. Because I just found out about their holiday e-card site. There is a microsite, where I sent a e-card to my friend, and the cool thing is she gets a coupon and so do I for a Mrs. Smith pie! So I will be using my coupon to buy another one soon.

I also want to tell you about Operation Homefront.


For every Mrs. Smith pie purchased they will donate $1 to Operation Homefront until the end of this month. So hurry and get one! They also did a great thing and donated a lot of pies to Operation Homefront for Thanksgiving. 

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Friday, December 28, 2012

No nonsense tights and leggings

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of No nonsense for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hi guys, I have a review for you. I recently received some No nonsense tights and leggings to try out. I was asked to incorporate them into a couple of different outfits. 

First of all if you are a Mom, like me and have a daughter(s), then you may have to share everything with her. Like you may know what I'm talking about - especially with clothes. So when I received the No nonsense package in the mail, my daughter wanted the leggings. 

I got the Corduroy leggings in Espresso (brown). I don't know about you but I had never seen leggings in corduroy. These leggings are super cool and my daughter said really comfortable. You could wear these with anything! Here is a picture of her in the outfit she picked out to wear to school one day:

She's wearing a cool pink t-shirt, her funky hat, and the No nonsense leggings. 

In the tights, I got them in the Deep Burgundy color. I got this dress to attend a wedding recently and I decided to pair it up with the No nonsense tights. Here is a picture: 

this is the bottom half of dress and showing the tights. So you get an idea of the colors. I also have a white jacket that will go with this. But I think this will look good together, because the No nonsense tights are really going to make this outfit pop with color. Don't you?

I also found out that the No nonsense tights and leggings can be found in food and drug stores as well as mass retail stores. Another thing that is awesome is that they are really affordable! I mean these are so versatile so you are really getting a great product and at a great price too.

No nonsense is also partnering with Jill Martin. She is a fashion expert and she becoming their new brand ambassador. She is going to show women how to pair No nonsense leggings and tights with the latest fashion trends. Through online vignettes, and other social media outlets so look out for those. 

Also to keep up with No Nonsense follow No nonsense on Facebook and on Twitter too.

Here is a video to check out also:


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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

This is a photo of the gingerbread house my daughter & I made yesterday:

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WW - Christmas Card 2012

Here is the Christmas card I had made up for this year. Ever since the kids were born, I made these up with them on them to mail to family members. I never put my husband or myself on them though - lol.

click picture to view larger

Happy Holidays all! 

Also linking this up to SITS Holiday Card Link Up

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Perfective Ceuticals Review

I have a new review for you. It is from the Company Perfective Ceuticals. Here is a little product info:

Perfective Ceuticals is allied with renowned biochemists, medical specialists and doctors in developing the finest and most advanced formulas to provide comprehensive solution targeting the aspects of skin aging. The company addresses the importance of complimenting cutting edge science with naturally derived ingredients and century old methods that have proven results.

I was given the opportunity to pick which ever product I wanted from their line. I went to the website, and after a little debate I picked something out. Here is what I decided on:

Details:Discover the science of luxury: leading edge anti-aging technology combined with exquisite indulgence. Divine Age Guardian Cream with Growth Factor is a rich, nourishing cream infused with high strength anti-aging ingredients to rejuvenate skin from the inside out.

I have been using it one to two times a day. In the morning after I shower, and at night after I wash my face. Sometimes, just once a day. But I really like this lotion. I like the smell of it too, and it is thick - but goes on smooth, and you don't need a lot at once either.

One thing I have noticed, now that I have been using this for a few weeks is how soft my face is. Especially my cheeks. - not kidding. I am really happy with this lotion. And it is supposed to help with fine lines, wrinkles and imperfections. I will see how that goes, as maybe it is to early to tell but I am hopeful that this would work. 

Please visit Perfective Ceuticals for more information on this product and their full line of skin care product. 

Buy it: Divine Age Guardian Cream with Growth Factor is selling now for $84.00

I would like to thank the Company for the generous sponsorship of a full size bottle of the product to review. 

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

Thursday, December 13, 2012

My Weight Loss Plan - 90 Day Challenge

Hi guys! With the holidays coming up - I figured now is the time to start thinking about a weight loss plan. Like this will be my New Year's Resolution! I would love to drop maybe even 20 pounds.

Well now I am being given a great opportunity to do that. I am being sponsored by Creative Bioscience to test one of their products for 90 days. I was asked to do some research on the products and pick out which one I think would work best for me.

I decided that the African Mango 1200 - seems to fit in best with the goals I have in mind. Here is a description from the Co.

Product Description
African Mango extract has been used for medicinal purposes in Africa for centuries and has been studied extensively by modern scientists for the past 20 years. The extract from the seeds of the fruit has been found to have a powerful effect on weight loss because it converts calories into a more usable form of energy, making it easy for the body to use more calories for energy and store less calories as excess fat. African Mango reduces hunger by stimulating Leptin, which tells your body it has had enough to eat, and by also delaying stomach emptying which causes you to feel full longer. African Mango has been shown to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels while raising HDL (good) cholesterol levels. It does this by binding to bile acids to carry cholesterol from the body. The high fiber content of African Mango aids this process as well .

The amount of fat weight a dieter loses using African Mango depends on dietary, genetic, and environmental factors. Numerous studies have been conducted to research African Mango use in weight loss to increase energy, suppress appetite, help burn fat, and boost metabolism. The published results of African Mango studies are documented, balanced, and favorable, and we invite you to examine them for yourself as you research this dynamic weight loss aid and determine what it can do for you. 

I can't wait to receive these so I can start on my 90 Day Challenge. I am choosing this one because I have been snacking lately and if this can suppress that - it would be great. Also if it can burn fat and give me energy then I am all for that too! 

I will update you guys on my progress, sometime in the near future. Also be sure to check back soon as I will be having a giveaway on this product too!

If you are a blogger I want to tell you something else. If you are interested in doing the 90 Day Challenge from Creative Bioscience then go fill out an application to apply for this for yourself! GO HERE to find the application.

Stay Tuned everyone!

Disclosure: I am being sponsored by Creative Bioscience for this 90 Day Challenge. All opinions remain my own. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

WW - A Christmas Craft

I made something my grandmother & mother used to make. And I used to make with them also when I was little.

I don't know the official name of these. But you basically gather up different kinds of pine branches. Then can you guess what the base of this is?

Well I will tell you - it is a potato. You get a potato, if bottom not flat enough, cut out a piece of cardboard to fit and attach with a nail. Then you just add your branch clippings around the potato, and fill it in. (Use a nail or similar item to make holes in potato - for branches to go in.

And Voila! your fancy ornamental Christmas decoration! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Family Vinyl Decal Car Window Kits Review

Here is a fun review for you all! It is from the company Vinyl Disorder.

This is some information for you on this:

Product Description
Show off your unique family on the family car with our vinyl decal family kits and mix
 and match stick family car decals. Every member of the family is special, which is why
you get to pick and choose individual stick family decals to represent each of the unique
 members of your family on your car or even walls. There are stick family car decals for
 every member of the family, from baby figure stickers to grandparents figure decals to
 choose from. You can choose to add stick family members for those other things that
 define who your family is our pets stick people and other car family decals. Looking
 for un-traditional vinyl decal family kits? Or vinyl decal family kits are a fun twist on
the typical car window stickers family, with different themes to choose from, ranging
from sports to Star Wars family decals.

My review:

I was asked to pick out one of the Family Decal Kits. When my daughter was
checking out the website. She immediately wanted the "Spongebob"
one - no questions asked.

She told me she obviously is Spongebob! I am "Sandy" - and the so on in
our family.

Here is a picture of it on the back of my car.:

If I didn't get this one my second choice was one of the Star Wars one. Those are cool! So check out the selection of these here. And you can also customize these too. Like size, color, etc. These are cute for you and your family! And at a reasonable Price. A small one is only $3.00!

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.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Climb On! Creme and Bar Review

Hey everyone. I have a terrific review for you. It is from the company WRRYFree Skin Care 

Please read the following product info:

Climb On! Bar: This one product can soothe burns, cuts, scrapes, rashes, cracked cuticles and heels, tissue nose, road rash, diaper rash, abrasions, poison ivy...any skin issue that needs deep moisturizing and nourishing. Climb On! Bar was originally formulated for rock climbers. It has crossed all barriers since it works on any skin type and any skin issue. The beeswax is the emulsifier which holds the ingredients together. It acts as a humectant, which draws moisture to the skin. It acts as a natural water resistant barrier to help skin stay protected. Anyone from babies to rock stars use this product. The essential oils of neroli and lavender work their therapeutic properties to help the body bring the skin back into balance. Our body sees Climb On! recipe as a friend not a foe!

Creme: Our Crème is the best for the worst dry skin imaginable. Climb On! Creme is a deep moisturizer and acts like food for your skin in that it nourishes as well. Apply CO! Crème to your skin to moisturize and nourish if you are in the sun, wind, ice, rain, water, chemicals, etc. Use after extreme exposure for moisturizing relief. Along with the Climb On! Bar, the Creme can take the place of numerous items in your bathroom cabinet: make-up remover, cuticle cream, intense nighttime moisturizer, before and after the sun lotion, as a conditioning aftershave for face or legs. Climb On! Creme is a perfect moisturizing diaper rash cream, as a cradle cap lotion or any skin problem that is tender and needs easy application in order to moisturize. A little goes a long way!

My take on the product:

Hey guys, I've got some dry skin. I don't know about you, but this time of year I notice my skin gets dry in various places. First too, I want to show you a picture I took of what the products look like opened:

Now back to my dry skin. My hands get dry a lot. I've been dabbing some of the creme on my hands daily and it really is helping. As it says - a little really goes along way, you don't need much at one time. It goes on non-greasy and I like the scent of these products too. Just for the heck of it, because I read in the description about make-up remover, I tried it for that the other day, and it worked great!

Another thing I noticed that is dry is my feet. Sorry if this is TMI, but my feet have been dry and even itchy lately. Especially my heels. I've been putting some of the Climb On! Bar on my heels every day. And I really see a big improvement!

I would recommend these products to all my readers!

Go to these links to connect with the Company:

Follow on  them on Twitter and Facebook

Here is there website for Purchasing these products also:

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, December 6, 2012

Parnevu Hair Care Products Giveaway

Hey guys. Do you remember my previous post on Parnevu Products? If not please go read my post on it HERE.

These are great products, and my sponsor is generously going to let me do a giveaway on them. As you can see from my other post, I reviewed the following products:

Win it: One lucky reader will win Extra-Dry Salon Shampoo,  Extra-Dry After Shampoo Conditioner, and T-Tree Leave-In Conditioner.

Please use Rafflecopter form below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: Sponsor is providing giveaway winner with products. No other compensation was given and my opinions are my own.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WW - ChristmasParade

Saturday my daughter was in the Christmas Parade in our town. She got to participate with her dance studio.

Here she is outside our house before parade (*in dance "costume." - striking a pose)

standing next to dance float (before too many others arrived)

other various floats:

"dancing" w/ class in parade:

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Cookies and Gingerbread Cookie - Review

Hello readers! I have a yummy review for you. It is from the company Smiley Cookies. 

I was given the opportunity to try out the delicious Christmas Cookies pictured above. I received a dozen cookies. It included 6 of the cute Christmas tree cookies. And 6 of the yummy gingerbread cookies. Aren't these just adorable? Well they are also very tasty too!

Here is a picture of my 12 year old daughter, enjoying one of the cookies:

Buy it: Buy these delicious Christmas cookies @ . You can also buy nut free Christmas cookies there too! You can also use coupon code "Blog10" at checkout to receive 10% off any Christmas Cookies gifts.

Also Please visit Smiley Cookie on Facebook 

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.