Friday, January 31, 2014

Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage Container Set Review

Product received free for review.

Hi readers! I am kinda behind on a lot of reviews. Because my computer is basically not working right now. It is being fixed and could be another week before I get it back. I am working on my son's laptop, when he lets me. - lol.

Well anyway, I want to tell you today about a product I got awhile ago. It is called the Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage Container Set (pictured below:)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Favorite Movies On Time Warner Cable

 One of my favorite actors is Leonardo Dicaprio. I seriously love him! He is an awesome actor and I totally love every movie he has ever been in. I am so excited that he won the Golden Globe for his performance in the new movie, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

 Now he is nominated for an Academy Award for that movie also. I really hope that he wins. Thinking of him also puts me in the mood to watch some of his other movies now. I was searching on Time Warner Internet today. And I found out that, you can find movie reviews of current movies.

Then you can find out which actors are in the movies and then find other movies they star in. When you find a movie on their list that you would like to watch, it is instantly available On Demand, on Time Warner Cable. For instance, as I just mentioned, I love Leo Dicaprio, so I was finding movies he was in.

And of course as you can imagine, the most famous one of his is Titanic. That is available for viewing On Demand. I love that movie. I think I have seen it at least 5 times, maybe more. Searching for that movie then lead me to some other movies that he has been in.

Another movie of his that I like is the movie Departed. Have you ever seen that one? It is an awesome movie about an undercover cop and it also stars Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg too. This one can be watched on Time Warner On Demand. Leo has been in so many movies!

 Another one of his that he was really good in is called J. Edgar. He portrays the head of the FBI for over 50 years, J. Edgar. This was a really interesting movie, and I didn’t really know anything about this topic before watching this. Leo was excellent in this movie also, and really never got any recognition for this one. But if you get the chance you should check it out.

There are a lot of his movies available instantly on Time Warner On Demand. Talking about these movies is making me really want to watch some of them again. I could do a Leo movie marathon! Maybe that will bring him good luck in finally winning the best actor Oscar! Do you have any favorite Leonardo Dicaprio movies?

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Snow Update

Last week I told you about the snow here in VA. Well I kid you not, they had all last week off from school (for a lousy 3 inches of snow!)

Great! It's gonna snow again today..probably no school for the rest of the week! lol

Here's some pictures I took last week of our "big snow storm."

husband going out to shovel for first time since we lived here

Monday, January 27, 2014

Artesio Soft Touch Electric Pepper Mill and Grinder, by Ozeri {Review}

I received this free to review.

Hello everyone! Hope you are doing great. Today I would like to tell you about a product that I recently got, for review. It is called the Artesio Soft Touch Electric Pepper Mill and Grinder, by Ozeri. (pictured below)

First, here is some Product info:

  • Durable ceramic mechanism easily grinds peppercorns, salt and spices
  • Seasons accurately with adjustable ceramic grinding mechanism that adjusts from fine to coarse
  • Features an ultra soft textured non-slip grip
  • Includes a built-in light that automatically turns on for clear and precise seasoning
  • See-through container makes monitoring pepper level easy and reveals the grinding action Satisfaction Guaranteed

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Paddy O'Shea's Golf Card Game Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Hi everyone. I have a cool review & giveaway for you. It is for a really fun card game. It is called - Paddy O'Shea's Golf Card Game. 

Here is a product description of the game:

Product Description
Paddy O’Shea’s Golf Card Game™ is a new card game that we feel is more fun than Uno and more challenging than Hearts!  It is a fun game that golfers, card players and board game players find exciting and challenging.

family game for 2 to 6 players ages 10 and up.  It is easy to learn and unpredictable in its play.  Strategy and luck are involved.  The game consists of nine hands (“Rounds”) and usually takes 40 to 50 minutes to play a game.  Most players want to play more than one game!

Suggested retail price is only $9.95!  It makes a great gift!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Time to start thinking about the Prom

I was just talking to my mother, because she received the graduation picture of my son. I just had sent it to her in the mail. He is wearing a Tux in the picture and he is so handsome! Then we were taking about the next time he may be wearing a Tux and we thought of the Prom.

The Senior Prom is coming up, and I hope my son decides to go to it. I think it is either in April or May. Being a guy they don't get as much fun or flexibility in what they wear, as a girl does. But I think the guy has to or tries to match what his date is going to wear.

Before you pick out what colors for your tie and jacket, etc., you would want to know the color of the DressFirst. I really like the above dress that is pictured. Isn't that gorgeous? Here is another dress that I like:

Just looking at some of these 2014 Prom Dresses, I realize I think I lean more towards the pastel colors. If my son does go to the prom and his date decides on a pink color, it would be cool if he wore a matching bow tie and cummerbund. We will have to wait and see what happens.

It is still a few more years off for my daughter to think about the Prom. But she, I am sure will go. She is already planning on it, unlike my son. So I will be able to at least help her pick out a dress when the time comes.  I'm not quite sure what her style is, but I bet she would like something like this:

Do you know anyone who is going to the Prom this year? What kind of colors, styles do you like? 

Friday, January 24, 2014

$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

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Disclosure: STAY AT HOME MOM  is not responsible or prize fulfillment.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Skinny Jane "Weight Loss and Nutrition for Women" Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Hi guys I received a product that I tested out. It is called Skinny Jane. This is a product that should help you to lose weight. I'll detail below how it worked for me. First here is some information about what I got:

Product Description
Skinny Jane helps women lose weight and be healthier and happier. We offer two weight loss challenges on our website, The weight loss challenges come with the Skinny Jane Quick Slim Kit, which is the product we are offering for this promotion. The Kit includes:

Skinny Blend is the best-tasting weight loss shake on the market! It has a special blend of 7 proteins that will curb your appetite for up to 4 hours and energize you. One serving has just 100 calories, only 1 gram of sugar, 3 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein. Skinny Blend will boost your protein intake so you keep your metabolism high while you are losing weight. You will love the Skinny Blend Shakes!

Skinny Burn is a great weight loss and fat burning supplement. It has 9 ingredients that work synergistically to help speed up your metabolism, boost your energy, and control your appetite. It contains Raspberry Ketones that have been proven to be very effective in burning body fat along with other ingredients that speed up your metabolism and curb your appetite.

Skinny Cleanse is a great weight loss aid because it will cleanse your body by removing toxins and impurities from your system. In turn, your body will be a much better fat burning machine. This is a gentle cleanse that is very safe and does not cause any stomach discomfort.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snow in Virginia

Polar Vortex delayed schools for 2 days a couple of weeks ago. Which I'm still trying to figure out. going to school 2 hours later, it was still freezing. Why bother with a delay?

Last night they called and cancelled school for today. It wasn't even snowing yet, and still as of now hasn't even started yet. And now may not even start until 4 pm. And they were supposed to get out by noon anyway today, because they have exams this week.

It's crazy! Oh well - it's just different then I'm used to growing up in Massachusetts & New Hampshire.

Anyway, might as well jump on the bandwagon. We got some flurries last week and I took some Vines. It was a big deal around here! lol - if it snows later I'll get some pictures of that - lol

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Book Review: The Hero of Blind Pig Island and Other Island Stories

I was sent this book from the author complimentary to review. May contain affiliate links.

I am really behind on doing this review! The Hero of Blind Pig Island and other Island stories, is written by Jimmy Olsen. I connected with him on LinkedIn and he asked me to do a review.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels!

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I took these photos quite awhile ago (like 7 months ago.)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Curl Keeper Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I got a product recently, that I've been trying. It is called Curl Keeper. It is made by the company Curly Hair Solutions. 

Product Description
Dryness causes out-of-control and frizzy hair. Curl Keeper™ contains the highest quality ingredients, provides frizz control and curl definition. Hanging your head over while bending forward helps to dry the roots and gives the curls more bounce. Curl Keeper™ is a water-based formula, which means you can use it every day without product buildup. Your curly hairstyle will last for days as its unique formula re-activates with water making Curl Keeper™ 100% effective in all weather conditions, especially humidity.

My thoughts on product:

I learned to embrace my curls a long time ago. When I was younger, I used to get perms. Even though my hair was already naturally curly, so I didn't really need a perm. And when I did get one it would stay in my hair forever. Well anyway, if I try to do my hair another way, the curls just come out. So now I just go with it and I like it.

Sometimes though it can get frizzy. So that I don't like as much. I have been trying the Curl Keeper for approximately a week now and I really like it. 

It is a clear liquid, and has a slight perfume scent. But very slight and not overpowering at all. It is sort of like a liquid gel. At first I thought it would be sticky but it goes on my hair smoothly and dries without any stickiness


Comb Curl Keeper™ through wet hair from roots to ends for an even application… FOR VERY FRIZZY HAIR, USE ADDITIONAL PRODUCT. The less movement that occurs during the first 15 minutes, the more control you will have over the frizz. Once your hair dries, you can easily soften your look by simply moving your hair around. The more you play with your hair the more volume you will achieve. Some people start appreciating their volume and curls once they have total control over the frizz. The Curl Keeper™ formula re-activates with water, so simply re-wetting frizzy areas with wet hands could get you many fantastic frizz-free days between shampoos

I have been blow drying my hair a little - just so it isn't soaking wet. Then applying a squirting of the Curl Keeper into my hair. Then letting it dry from there. It has really revitalized my curls - taken away the frizziness and actually left my hair softer then it was before!

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To purchase Curl Keeper Go Here - the 8 oz bottle like the one I received is priced at $17.50

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, January 9, 2014

Vitamin K1 8% Intensive Serum Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

(c) Bioque 

Hi guys, I received this product to check out. It is from the company Bioque.  It is called Vitamin K1 Serum.  Please read the following to find out more information on this:

Product Description
Vitamin K1 Serum is a cosmetic spot treatment used anywhere on the face or body to reduce the appearance of bruises, spider veins, eczema, varicose veins, or any skin problem.  It is especially popular for using after surgery to reduce swelling and scarring, and to help reduce the appearance of older scars.
Apply twice daily to clean, dry skin. Best results are seen after two to three weeks of continued used. For brusing results are typically seen in 2 to 4 days.
Diminishes the appearance of bruising, swelling, scars, spider veins, varicose veins, eczema, acne and several other skin issues.  Helps to reduce dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.  The appearance of discolorations is visibly diminished giving an unprecedented new clarity, tone and brightness to the skin.

Active Ingredients
•  Vitamin K1
•  Vitamins A, B and E
•  Jojoba Oil
•  Aloe
•  Sweet Almond
•  Arnica Flower Extract
•  Horse Chestnut

My thoughts:

This is another product that might take some using to see the effects of it, before you can see some results. I received this almost 2 weeks ago, so I am interested in seeing what this serum can do in the long run.

I can tell you about the consistency of this product. It is a thick cream that is yellow in appearance, but applies clear.  (is even yellower then appearing in this photo I took of some on my hand)

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It also has a very pleasant scent. I am thinking it actually has a lemony scent to it. Which is very nice. The directions say to apply small amount to problem areas, one to two times a day.

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My daughter is also interested in trying this out. Being an active kid, she has a few scars she would like to try this on. She put some on recently and we'll see if this helps!

If you would like to purchase the Vitamin K1 Intensive Serum - Go Here. 3.5 oz Price $59.00

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, January 7, 2014

Christmas Money

Grammy and Aunts' give the kids some money for Christmas. Here's a few things my daughter bought with some of the money.

Rudolph Build-A-Bear:

One Direction Sweatshirt:

And of course the 1D Build A-Bear:

can you tell she loves 1D ?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Cheribundi organic frozen Tart Cherry Smoothie Packs Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Hi everyone, I received some new products to test out. They are from the company called Cheribundi. I got 8 packs of puree smoothie packs.

They are in the tart cherry & tart cherry mango:

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We placed these in the freezer overnight, and then took one out at a time - to make a smoothie. Did you know that tart cherries have a lot of health benefits? I didn't! Until I learned about the Cheribundi products - please read this brief product description to learn more about that:

Product Description
This is a brand new organic product for us. These smoothie packs contain frozen tart cherry puree to be blended with your own fresh smoothie ingredients for a delicious tart cherry smoothie all year round.

Tart cherries are an excellent source of antioxidants­— particularly anthocyanins, which block the enzymes that cause muscle inflammation. This makes tart cherries great for post-workout recovery and helping arthritic conditions. Also, they are a natural source of melatonin to promote better sleep at night, without making you tired during the day. Tart cherries are truly super fruits!

In the past two days, we tried both flavors. We mixed about a cup of milk, 1/2 of a banana and we even added a handful of blackberries we had just bought:

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We really liked these smoothies! Daughter enjoying the the tart cherry mango flavor:

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You can mix these to your liking, add milk, juice and your own fresh ingredients. Whatever you would like. These also make a great smoothie for after workouts. Part of my New Year's Resolution is to start working out again. And I think with the health benefits of these frozen tart cherry packs - they would make a great after work-out smoothie! 

Follow Cheribundi on:

You can also purchase Cheribundi Smoothies at Whole Food Stores nationwide.

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, January 1, 2014

Ozeri Green Earth Smooth Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan Review

I received free product(s) to facilitate this post. 

Happy New Year! If you recall one of my previous posts was on an Ozeri frying pan. That one was a "textured surface." Well another one I received is a "smooth ceramic surface."

Here's some product info:

  • Unlike other ceramic cookware brands, the Ozeri pan utilizes an ultra-safe ceramic coating derived from nature which is 100% PTFE and PFOA free.
  • Delivers unprecedented non-stick performance without releasing harmful fumes or toxins at high temperatures.
  • Features a scratch-resistant 100 percent ceramic coating as found in nature (no heavy metals or chemicals) that is super easy to clean.
  • Made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals.
  • Boasts a comfortable heat resistant Bakelight handle, and a magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer.

My Review:

This pan is different from the other one I have reviewed, in the fact that it does have the smooth surface within the pan. It also has a longer handle - which is kinda cool. 

The Ozeri Green Earth Smooth Ceramic pan, also does seem a little deeper too. It had deeper edges and my husband even used it the other day to re-heat some homemade chicken noodle soup that we had made. 

This morning hubby made some New Year's morning pancakes:

With little to no clean up in between, he then decided to make himself an egg, cheese and shrimp (leftover from last night) omelet:

This a great pan to add to your collection, and I would really recommend it, I also like that it is  100% PTFE and PFOA free!

You can purchase this pan at Right now the sale price is showing as $25.95!

Disclosure: I received the above product complimentary for this review.