Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WW - I like this picture

Remember how I had a giveaway for some cards from Shutterfly? Well I made this picture into some cards and also got a framed plaque made out of this. I really like this picture! Also I can not believe it, but tomorrow is my daughter's (my baby) birthday. She will be 13 tomorrow! xoxo

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style Soups - $1.00 Coupon

Hi chickies. I received some goodies recently from Smiley360.

I got some of the new Campbell's Slow Kettle Style soup.

Here is some info:

With a great variety of flavors, you are sure to find a favorite flavor of Campbell's Slow Kettle Style Soups. Pick one of 7 different and unique flavors and enjoy!

Whether you choose to savor Slow Kettle as a snack or a meal, it will provide you with the satisfaction and fulfilling feeling just as a home cooked meal would. You deserve to slow down & savor, so try one of our soups today.

I received the soup in the Southwest-Style Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Sweet Corn flavor. My husband decided he wanted to try it - which I figured he would. He heated it up and really enjoyed it for lunch the other day. He wants me to get the Kickin’ Crab & Sweet Corn Chowder with Flame Roasted Onions & Cayenne Pepper one next. 

I also got a pair of comfy and fun socks. My daughter wanted those. Here she is relaxing in them:

$1.00 off coupon:

Go Here  to get a $1.00 coupon off of your purchase of Campbell's Slow Kettle soups.

Please visit these important links:

  • For more information about Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style Soups click here
  • Follow Campbell’s Slow KettleStyle Soups on Twitter here @SlowKettle
  • Follow Campbell’s Slow KettleStyle Soups on Tumblr here

Disclosure: Information and products provided by Campbell's Slow Kettle Soups and Smiley 360. I received products described above, including a few coupons for product too. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WW - Valentine's Dance

My daughter went to her first "big" dance on Friday. She had a 7th Grade Valentine's day Dance. She got all glammed up. Here's some pictures of her before she left for the dance:

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Children’s Mucinex® Multi-Symptom Cold Review - $2.00 coupon

Hi everyone. I recently received some Children's Mucinex. I got it from Smiley 360

Here is some important info on it and a video:

  • Use as directed
  • A bad cold can make your child miserable. Children’s Mucinex® can help.
  • Children’s Mucinex® provides fast acting relief for your child’s worst cold symptoms
  • Children’s Mucinex® Multi-Symptom Cold relieves stuffy nose, cough and chest congestion
  • Children’s Mucinex® Multi-Symptom Cold liquid comes in a very Berrylicious flavor
  • You can feel confident knowing that Children’s Mucinex® Multi-Symptom Cold liquid is safe and effective when used as directed, so Moms and kids can move on and have a great day.

Luckily (knock on wood) we haven't had really any sicknesses around here for a long time. I know I just jinxed it. But I have tried the adult Mucinex products awhile ago, and they worked great. So if one of the kids get sick (please no - cross fingers) I feel good knowing I have the Childrens Mucinex up in my cabinet.

If  you would like a coupon then check this out:

Click here if you would like a $2.00 off coupon!

Disclosure: I received information from Mucinex and Smiley360, along with a free sample.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Trim Energy Green Coffee Bean Extract Review

I received some Trim Energy Green coffee bean extract to review. Please read the following product information.

Each Trim Energy Green Coffee Bean vegetarian capsule contains 400mg of pure green coffee bean with the branded ingredient Svetol® to support healthy weight loss. Svetol® is not only a green coffee bean extract, but the only green coffee extract with proven weight loss efficacy in several published clinical studies.
Our Trim Energy Green Coffee Bean contains  the amount used in the studies on Svetol® as well as an additional 200mgs of green coffee bean extract standardized to 50% chlorogenic acids to provide you with 400mgs of green coffee bean extract per capsule.
Green coffee beans are coffee beans that have not yet been roasted. The fat burning compound of this bean is Chlorogenic Acid. Chlorogenic Acid inhibits the release of glucose in the body and boosts metabolism. Studies have shown this combination helps to:
  • burn fat in the liver
  • inhibit the absorption of fat to eliminate weight gain
*During a 12 week study 16 adults used a green coffee bean supplement without making any drastic changes to their diet or exercise regimens. After 12 weeks, participates lost an average of 17 pounds, or 16% of their overall body fat with no side effects. - Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity journal

My review:

Since I am previously committed to doing another weight loss program. I got this for my husband to try. He has been inspired by me trying to lose some weight so he wanted to try something too.

I don't really have any results for you as of yet. Because we received a 30 day supply of this and he just started taking this. But he would be super excited if he gets the results it says. He will want to purchase some more at the end of the 30 days, if he is getting the results. He can't wait to find out!

I also received a few more products to. Here's a picture I took of them:

This includes some drink mixes. And even some pop rocks! The drink mixes are natural energy drink mixes, one for weight loss. And the pop rocks aren't you average pop rocks - they are natural ones, that have vitamins and minerals in them. An excellent source of A, B, C, D & E - how cool is that!

I tried the grape pop rocks and they were really good. I can't wait to try some of these other samples. I also got a healthy probiotic - great for your digestive system - that I want to try.

Please visit these links for more information and to purchase:

Website: Healthy To Go
Healthy To Go 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.

Friday, February 15, 2013

3 Tips to Finding Divine Communion Dresses

The following is a guest post from Tracy Young: 

Searching for communion dresses and products has never been easier with these 3 simple tips.

If your daughter is making her first communion in the spring, you're probably in the market for a first communion dress and accessories. Perhaps you're thinking about going to a boutique on a Saturday with your daughter and walking out an hour later with a divine communion dress?  Maybe you're thinking online is the way to go?  Both of these ideas are great but you may end up dragging your daughter to way-too-many stores to count because you don't see eye-to-eye, while that online search turned up 2.8 million results. Before you despair, there are a few tips that will help you navigate these turbulent waters:

1) Start early.  Most first communions take place in the spring but you'll be left in the cold if you wait until April to start shopping.  Stores generally have their first communion products out in January.  Shopping early ensures the best selection because stores do not reorder merchandise. Once it's sold that's it until next year.  This can be especially important if your daughter is a bit smaller, or a tad taller than the average 8 year old.  If the store only ordered 1 pair of communion shoes that your daughter loves, in a size 3.5, make sure that you are the lucky owner of the pair.  A fellow religious education instructor lamented to me that she wished she knew this, the year that her daughter made first communion.  She waited until April to start  shopping and had a difficult time finding something that her daughter liked because a lot of stores were sold out.

2) Know Thy Daughter.  Ever hear the expression square peg in a round hole?  This is an important thing to keep in mind when shopping for communion dresses.  If your daughter is a tomboy, chances are that she's going to fight you on that over-the-top tulle communion dress.  Similarly, a girly-girl may be disappointed in a simple white dress, even if it is duchess satin and costs a king's randsom.  Talk to your daughter and have her describe what she wants to wear. Take some time together to look online at products.  I've found that there are 3 basic styles of communion dresses: old world; contemporary; modern.  Old world dresses remind me of elaborate dresses that might have been worn in Italy, Spain and other Catholic European countries years ago.  They have a lot of beading, lace details and can be gown-like in length.  This style is divine for girly-girls with unlimited budgets. Contemporary dresses are less elaborate than old word dresses. They also have beading or lace details just not as much as old world dresses, and are tea-length falling to the mid calf.  Most communion dresses that are sold in the United States fall into this style.  Finally, modern dresses have simple lines and minimal details.  This is the absolute best style for girls that would rather wear pants to make first communion.  In the end, you want to find a dress that both of you love.

3) Get the guidelines.  Nowadays, many churches discourage accessories during the mass.  They don't want the children fiddling with their prayer book or twirling their rosary like a lasso.  Before you add all these items to your shopping cart, find out what's allowed and what isn't.  Simply ask the religious instructor for the guidelines. Asking for the guidelines before you you start shopping ensures that you don't waste your money.

So there you have it.  A few tips that will save you time and money as you prepare for this blessed event.

Tracy Young is the owner and self-described Chief Princess of A Little Indulgence.  The online children's boutique specializes in luxurious first communion dresses, shoes and veils. Over the years, Tracy has helped thousands of moms find divine communion products. You can find her at:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Magic Whiteboard Review

Hi peeps. I recently received a product to review. It is called Magic Whiteboard.

Here is some product info:

Reusable blackboard dry erase sheets that stick with static cling to any hard surface Write on Magic Blackboard with dry erase chalk markers, erase and rewrite as many times as you want Great for making erasable notes, shopping lists, reminders and to-do lists.

Watch this YouTube video to get an idea about what this product can do:

My Take on the product:

Here is a couple of pictures of my product tester (my daughter) displaying The Magic Whiteboard.

She has it hung up in her room. Doing a math problem:

Yea! She got it right!

I also noticed she has some to-do lists on this at times. And she also had erased it and put song lyrics on it. (Probably One Direction - lol)

I could really see how this product would be great for schools, teachers, offices, even homeschoolers, etc. What uses can you see for it?

If you are interested in this product, please visit these links:

Website: Magic Whiteboard
Magic Whiteboard on Facebook
Follow Magic Whiteboard on Twitter

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.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WW "More Places My Cat Sits/sleeps"

Remember how I posted about places my cat goes? Well since then we got her a cat bed. My daughter wanted to get her this for Christmas, and to my surprise the cat loves it.

And remember how I said I saw her sitting on top of the refrigerator? Well she is still doing that on a daily bases too - lol

Happy Wednesday Everyone! 

Camera Critters

Friday, February 8, 2013

T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool Review

I recently received a product for review. It is the T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool.

Here is what this product includes:

  • A spring loaded steel tip window punch 
  • 440C stainless steel hook blade for seatbelt cutting
  • LED light with replaceable batteries
  • 1/2 serrated 440C stainless steel blade 
  • Stainless steel belt clip & heavy duty nylon belt sheath

This was also featured in Men's Health Magazine! I am supposed to get a man's perspective on this. So when we received it I asked my husband what he thinks of it.  To paraphrase: he likes the stainless steel blade part. It is very sharp and can be used for anything. Besides car safety he probably will use it as a tool for other things. Such as camping, etc.

He also thinks it is very well made and nice craftsmanship. He likes the LED light too and thinks that will come in handy. Also not sure if recommended to try, but he tested the spring loaded steel tipped window punch. He tried it on a glass bottle, and said it shattered the bottle in seconds. So this thing really works!

Watch this video to get an idea about what the T3 Tactical Tool does:

I have my own personal reasons for wanting this too. Several months ago, in my town a car fell into a swampy area on the side of the road. The car went down into the water, and the driver was not able to get out in time. I drive by this particular spot a couple of times a week, and always think of this tragedy  What if he had had the T3 Tactical Auto Rescue tool? Maybe he would have survived. I feel better knowing that I have this tool, in case something like that ever happens to me.

If you would like to purchase one for  yourself please visit: StatGearTools. This retails for only $39.99.

Disclosure: I received the above product for the sole purpose of reviewing it. All opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Party Pack from Review

My daughter's birthday is at the end of this month. So we are super happy that we got an opportunity to review a Party Pack from

Of course she wanted a Hello Kitty party pack. Because she really loves Hello Kitty! We looked over the selection and we were able to receive the Deluxe Party Pack for 8.

This included the following:

  • 8 Dinner & Dessert Plates
  • 8 Cups, Forks & Spoons
  • 16 Lunch Napkins
  • 1 Tablecover, Foil Balloon & Centerpiece
  • 18 Balloons (3 colors)
  • 3 Curling Ribbon Rolls & Crepe Paper (3 colors each)
  • 16 Cake Candles
  • 8 Thank You Notes
  • 8 Cone Hats
  • 1 Personalized Banner

She can't wait until her party when she can decorate with all this Hello Kitty stuff! And I have been informed that she will do all the decorating. I am not supposed to touch it!

We opened up the personalized banner it came with to get a preview of it. Here she is demonstrating what it looks like:

Since her birthday is the last day of the month - I'm not sure exactly when we are having her party yet. But I will be sure to take lots of pictures. And post then when we get all the decorations up! 

Visit for a huge selection of party supplies. I'm sure you will find something your kids will like!

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, February 3, 2013

Update: Weight Loss So Far

Hey guys. I'm here to update you on my weight loss. Do you remember my post on this? If not then go read this post:  My Weight Loss Plan - 90 Day Challenge

Anyway, I will give you a  brief run down of events, as I see it. I received the African Mango 1200 from Creative Bioscience  about 6 weeks ago.

So you think I would be on my second bottle of the pills right? Well not exactly. I have about a weeks worth left of the 1st bottle. You are supposed to take two a day in the morning. And well a lot of times I forget. I also don't always take them in the morning sometimes it is late afternoon if I remember to take them.

Mostly because, I just have never been much of a pill taker so that is why I forget, and I have always had a hard time swallowing pills. And these are no exception. I find them kinda hard to swallow. Well that could be just my hang up. You may do better with them - it's probably just me.

Well to get back on track of this post - I basically just want to update you on my weight loss so far. I want to mention that when I do take the African Mango pills it does stave off my hunger. Like it says in the product description:

African Mango reduces hunger by stimulating Leptin, which tells your body it has had enough to eat.

You know that famished feeling  you might get? Well taking these pill really curbs my appetite.

So drum roll total weight loss so far it 6 pounds!

I am really happy with this, because I can't even remember the last time I lost any weight whatsover.

I will give you another update soon. And should be having a giveaway for this product soon too!

If you would like to purchase a Creative Bioscience product for yourself I have a coupon code for you. Use SAHM at checkout and you will get an additional 15% off.

Disclosure: I received a 90 day supply of the above product from Creative Bioscience to sponsor my weight loss challenge. No other compensation was given and my opinions are my own. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Progress Cards Review

I have a fun and helpful review for you guys. If you are a parent then I think you will be interested in this product.

Here is a description of the product:

Progress Cards help children manage and express difficult feelings, learn tips to improve behaviors, and learn effective coping skills to deal with divorce, death, bullies, and much more. Here at the beginning of the new year, many adults and children are making resolutions and creating goals. Unfortunately, many are not successful for 2 reasons. First, they know what they want to stop doing, but they often don't know exactly what to practice instead. Progress Cards provide specific behaviors for 60 different goals-from study skills, friendship skills, to making and saving money. Second, everyone needs support when they are learning new behaviors since it takes so much extra energy and effort to develop new habits. Parent Passes are 60 different rewards to use after you sort them with your child to determine what motivates your child a little and a lot

My review:

I received 60 Progress cards and 60 parent passes recently, and a Progress Book. My daughter seemed eager to give this a try. She is getting to the teenage years and could use a little help with her behavior sometimes. 

One card, I came across is Improve Your Self Discipline. A few points from that are:

  1. Think about what you say before you say it
  2. Control Your Temper
  3. Keep a good attitude. Fight the Temptation to complain, give up, or tune out. Follow the rules.

Those are a few (on that card) that stood out to me. My daughter is getting close to 13  and could learn from this. She can have a temper and sometimes complains too much. This is something she could really work on.

Another card that she found interesting was some suggestions for Healthy Meals. Fruits, vegetables, whole grain foods, etc. What kid couldn't use some help with eating healthier?

And there are so many more cards for all kinds of situations.

And It also includes Parent Passes. Which is sort of like a reward system. There are 60 different rewards that you can sort through with your child and determine what would motivate your child a little or a lot. You can divide them into small rewards and large rewards. 

So after they exhibit and practice a few good behaviors, etc. or whatever card you may be working on you could give them a reward. Depending on how many things they have done you could give them either a small reward or a big reward.

An example of one of the rewards (which my daughter deemed as a small reward) is: This coupon is redeemable for us to go on a bike ride together.

An other example she thinks is a large reward was: This is redeemable for us to go roller skating (which she likes doing and we haven't done in a long time)

So this seems like a great system, and a way to really motivate your children. I personally have got to get going on this more. Maybe even with my son. I saw some ones for study skills in here - I've got to look over, because he could use some help with that!

The generous makers of these card (developed by Scott Erlt - an elementary school consoler for 16 years) are offering my readers a link for you to print all 60 Parent Passes for free:

There is also a Progress book in which children can rate themselves in 60 different areas. This can help them find their strengths and weaknesses and ways to improve.

Here is a link for you to download a free Progress book:

You can also purchase the "Parent Pack" which includes the complete set of 60 Progress Cards, 60 Parent Passes and Progress book for $16.99 (+S&H)

For more information visit these links:

Progress Cards Website
Progress Cards on Facebook

Disclosure: I received the above described products for free to facilitate my review. No other compensations was given, and my opinions are my own.