Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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Love the New Influenster

PROS: User friendly, innovative, fun, lots to see and explore
QUICK TIPS: Make sure to read everything and take your time to learnt he sirte and explore its many options!
I have been using Influenster since late March 2012 & I love the new site. I have review 2 Vloxbox from them. Check out my earlier post for videos and blogging about the product. The new site is very informative, just read as you go along and you wont miss a thing! So much to learn, see, and explore! What I love most is that you need to earn a box. The layout is top notch and the option to have your own products added to review is ingenious. 

Love it!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Review Premama Prenatal Vitamin Drink

 I dislike take my prenatal vitamin pills due to the fact that they are big. I don’t look forward to them, I dread taking them, and I spend the day thinking should I take them. I also try the chewables and still dislike them. I take them because I have to, because it is the best thing for the health of my baby and I.

Learn more about Premama prenatal drink mixI received Premama’s Prenatal Vitamin Drink to review at a time when I was thinking of stopping my prenatal vitamins (not good). I receive an email from MomSelect to review the Premama Prenatal Vitamin Drink and I couldn't resist the offer. Since it was a drink with DHA, I decide to try it.

Easy-To-Take Prenatal Supplement PowderSimilar to the stir-in individual drink options, Premama comes in individual packets for each day.  No need to measure the amount you need to put in.  Make yourself a glass of juice, cut the top of the package, pour in, and stir. I mixed mine in a variety of juices (grape, fruit punch, etc).

Please visit Premama to receive product samples or more information on this amazing alternative to taking your prenatal vitamins.
I am not a doctor, a nurse, or a medical professional in any way and strongly encourage you to consult your own doctor before making your decision.

Key ingredients include

  • Biotin: May help support embryo growth*1
  • B Vitamins: Help provide energy* 
  • DHA Omega-3 fatty acid: Suggested to support fetal cognitive development and protection against postpartum depression*2,3
  • Vitamin D3: Supports mom and baby's bone health*
  • Proprietary Iron blend: Can help lower the risk of preterm birth and low birth-weight; gentle on the system*4
  • Coenzyme Q10: May help protect against preeclampsia during pregnancy*5
  • Choline: Used, along with folic acid, to help further protect against neural tube defects*6
  • Ginger Root: Helps with nausea relief*7
  • Folic Acid: Clinically proven to reduce the risk of some birth defects by up to 70%*8,9

*DisclaimerI was given complimentary Premama vitamins for the purpose of facilitating my review. No monetary compensation was given. All opinions expressed herein are unbiased and not influenced by the developing company or its affiliates in any way.*

Monday, September 17, 2012

Progresso® Light Creamy Potato with Bacon and Cheese* and Light Chicken Pot Pie Style

Though summer is winding down, soup season is just gearing up! If you´re craving rich and creamy flavors, but don´t want to splurge on calories, the two new creamy flavors of Progresso® Light soups are here with a reason to celebrate!

At 100 calories per serving, now you can indulge in warm, creamy soups like Light Creamy Potato with Bacon and Cheese* and Light Chicken Pot Pie Style* without feeling guilty. Packed with indulgent, satisfying flavor, these two new Light creamy soups are the perfect way to make thoughtful eating decisions without sacrificing incredible taste.
  • These two new Progresso Light creamy soups are joining the lineup of more than 40 flavorful soups that are 100 calories or less per serving
  • These Weight Watchers® endorsed soups have 100 calories and a 2PointsPlus value per serving
  • The Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese variety boasts pieces of potato with savory bacon and rich cheese flavor
  • The Chicken Pot Pie Style variety exudes a home-style essence with cuts of white-meat chicken, hearty potatoes and classic vegetables
Is your mouth watering yet? Want to give these new Light creamy soups a try? Then grab your soup soon and download a printable coupon for $1.25 off the purchase of 4 cans of Progresso® soup today! 

To find out more and to keep up with the latest news from Progresso.com, visit Progresso.com and be sure to "Like" them on Facebook! 

*Light Chicken Pot Pie Style: At least 33% fewer calories than regular ready-to-serve soups. Light Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese: 50% fewer calories than the leading potato, cheese, and bacon ready-to serve soup. See nutrition information for sodium content.

About Weight Watchers
WEIGHT WATCHERS for services and PointsPlus are registered trademarks of Weight Watchers International, Inc. and are used with permission by General Mills, Inc.

I Received this information and the coupon offer from Progresso through MyBlogSpark

Fiber One® Nutty Clusters & Almonds

Ready to go nuts over fiber? Fiber One® just introduced the newest flavor in their cereal line-up, Fiber One® Nutty Clusters & Almonds! With the perfect combination of crunch and sweetness, this new cereal is a great (and tasty!) way to help get fiber you need. 

Contains 11 grams of fiber (43% of the Daily Value), 23 grams of whole grain (at least 48 recommended daily), and 180 calories per serving 
Chock full of delicious crunchy nut clusters, real sliced almonds and whole grain flakes

Tasting is believing so go to http://bit.ly/Fiber1NCAcoupon to download a printable coupon for $1.25 off one box of Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds cereal today! 

I received this information and the coupon offer from General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

New Pillsbury® Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain

Calling all pizza lovers! Looking for a way to bring delicious homemade pizza to your dinner table? It´s simple with New Pillsbury® Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain. Quick, convenient, and completely customizable new Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain will help you add some pizzazz to your homemade pizza along with the health benefits of whole grain*!
Whether your family loves pepperoni, veggies, or the works, the possibilities are endless! You can visit http://bit.ly/PCwWG to download a printable coupon for $1.25 off one package of New Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain. Grab a coupon and let the good times un-roll with Pillsbury! 

*Contains 16 grams per serving (48 grams recommended daily) 

I received this information and the coupon offer from Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Review: LunchBlox™ Sandwich Kit

LunchBlox™ Sandwich Kit

Rubbermaid LunchBlox™ makes packing lunch easier than ever. These modular containers snap together in multiple configurations to efficiently use the space in your lunch box or bag. Containers are perfectly portioned for your favorite lunch foods with handy measurements on the sides of each container. Your lunch stays chilled with snap in Blue Ice™. Individual containers are sold separately from kits so you can configure a different way everyday.
  • Containers stack compactly to stay organized
  • Blue Ice™ keeps your lunch cool on the go
  • Secure lid seal
  • BPA-free
  • Microwave, Dishwasher, and Freezer Safe
  • Sandwich container holds regular and specialty bread
  • Sandwich Kit includes 2 Snack Containers, 1 Side Container, 1 Sandwich Container and 1 Medium Blue Ice

I'm glad for the opportunity to review this LunchBlox from Rubbermaid. I've use the Rubbermaid Salad Kits before and I like it. I find these as a perfect solution for lunch or snack on the go. Rubbermaid also has similarly designed salad kits and entree kits. You can also purchase additional containers if needed.


A free LunchBlox Kit was provided to me in order to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed are mine.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies Review

I rate this cookie 10 out of 10!

 I love the softness of the cookie...check out my unboxing video! 

Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies

Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal CookiesEnjoy chewy, soft-baked cookies in a family-favorite flavor! With wholesome Quaker Oats and delicious raisins, you’ll never remember they came from our kitchen instead of yours.
-Made with Whole Grain Quaker Oats
-Individually packaged
-Provides a good source of fiber
-Contains 6 grams of total fat per serving

Where to Buy

You can find Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies at most major retailers.
Suggested retail price: $2.69 for a box of 6 cookies

Disclosure: I am an Influenster. I was not financially compensated for this post. I received this product for free for testing and review purposes from Influenster and Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies as a participant in the Mom VoxBox campaign. The opinions are 100% completely my own based on my experience.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dino Lingo Review

I did not get the opportunity to review this product, but here is what I know about it.
language learning set for kids Dino Lingo

It is as easy as child's play and works like magic.
Dino Lingo is an interactive language learning program for children.
Fueled by a child's own imagination, kids learn a new language through
interactive teaching techniques that incorporate play and storytelling and
encourage your child to start speaking it almost immediately.

Ivory Soap Review: so Fresh and so Clean

Ivory Bar Soap

What I've love about using Ivory

Fresh and Clean, Ivory Soap smells so good. I use this soap as a face wash for me. I love the smell and the freshness of the Ivory, it makes my face clean. I receive this IVory Soap from Influenster in the MOM Vox Box for 2012. 

Some Brief Facts

Ivory Soap is said to be 99.44% pure, free of heavy dyes or perfumes, so it is safe for the entire family, even those with sensitive skin. Everyone knows that it is good for your entire body cleansing, including your face... But did you know that there are other uses for Ivory as well? Influenster told me all about it.

You can find Ivory at your local retailers such as Walmart and Target as well as any major grocery, dollar and drug store.

How you used Ivory Bar Soap

* Body Cleanser
* Facial Cleanser
* Clothes Stain Remover (food stains, ring around collar, etc)
* Laundry Flakes
* Soap Carving Project
* Other

 Disclaimer: I received a sample of Ivory Soap from Influenster on behalf of Ivory, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am not being compensated for this post, however, I may earn the eligibility to receive additional product.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Influenster Mom Vox Box 2012

I'm excited to share my reviews, check out what I received in the Influenster Mom Vox Box. Check it out…

Ivory- Bar Soap
DenTek- Flossers
Stash Tea- Superfruits Tea Sampler
Nektar- Sweetener
Quaker- Soft baked Cookie
imPRESS- Press-On Manicure

As you see the cookie never had a chance, I eat it right away. I have a weakness for cookies and it was pretty good, soft and yummy. lol

I can’t wait to try out these goodies…be on the look out for reviews. Don’t forget to check out and sign up for Influenster, if you haven’t already! AND subscribe to my YouTube channel, if you haven’t done that either!  

Friday, June 15, 2012

Beauty Tip: Skin Care

Mix equal quantities of cucumber juice, rose water and lime juice. Wash the face and apply it overnight. Rinse off in the morning. This clears the complexion and keeps the skin healthy.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I use to be a pop drinker. I would drink Pepsi or Sprite every day, maybe even twice a day O_o! I've learn better, so I started to drink water and not pop and I've notice the difference in my skin and weight.  I don't like water, but I do when I put a slice of lemon in it. I drink about 8-12 cups of water a day (8oz size).

To keep our bodies hydrated and healthy, we should drink at least 64 ounces of water every day. Add some lemon it o it and enjoy better taste and even greater health benefits. Health benefits of lemon water are ensured by vitamin C, B, riboflavin, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, protein and carbohydrates – all provided by lemons.

Health benefits of lemon water

7 important health benefits of lemon water

Lemon water is good for weight loss
Adding lemon to water is a great way to lose weight faster, especially when you mix lemon juice with warm water and honey. Nowadays losing weight is probably the most important from all the health benefits of lemon water.
It relieves problems in the digestive tract
You can find help from the health benefits of lemon water if you have problems in the digestive tract. Lemon relieves nausea, belching, heartburn, hiccups, and bloating. Lemon also helps you to digest food as it helps the liver to produce bile.
Lemon water is great for dental care
By drinking lemon water you can relieve bad smells, bleeding of the gums and even toothache.
You can relieve throat problems by drinking lemon water
You can relieve throat pain by gargling lemon water. If you have tonsillitis, you can find help by adding lemon to water. Antibacterial properties of lemon help infections clear up fast.
Lemons are full of vitamin C – it is good for skin care
Vitamin C is important nutrient for healthy skin. As an anti-oxidant, vitamin C fights against early aging. It is suggested to drink lemon water on daily basis to have a profound effect on your skin.
Great for people with high blood pressure
Lemon water is also good for people who are having heart problems, due to the high content of potassium in lemons. By drinking lemon water you can control dizziness, high blood pressure, and nausea. It also helps you to relax, so you do not feel anxious or stressed.
You can reduce fever with lemon water
If you are suffering from cold or the flu that is accompanied by a fever, drink some lemon water. Lemon water is increasing the amount of perspiration and helps to break the fever.
Some other health benefits of lemon water:
  • Reduction of stress and depression.
  • Great for treating rheumatism and arthritis.
  • Purification of the blood
It is suggested to drink around two glasses of lemon water each day, by adding juice of half a lemon to one glass of water.
Now you know about the health benefits of lemon water – drinking more lemon water and live a happier and healthier life.
Please share this article about health benefits of lemon water – your friends will appreciate it.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Beauty Tip: Blackheads Treatment

:To loosen and cleanse blackheads, make a paste of oatmeal, honey and an egg white. Apply to the skin, massage for 10 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


I've decided to change my  lifestyle and go healthy! What I have been eating in the morning or as a snack is Greek Yogurt. The kind that I like is Dannon Oikos, it has the fruits on the bottom. The best flavors is Peach and Strawberry.

It's super thick, creamy and depending on the brand it varies in sourness. It's high in protein, so you will feel full longer. It makes a great healthy snack.

See below for more information on Oikos:

What gives Oikos® Greek yogurt its incredibly rich, creamy texture? It all starts with simple, delicious ingredients.


Are you wondering what makes Greek yogurt different from regular yogurt? We make our authentic Greek yogurt with a centuries-old straining method that removes the whey (liquid) from the yogurt. Called "yiaourti" in Greece, Greek yogurt is thick and creamy, and its production requires about three times the amount of milk used to make regular yogurt.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Beauty Tip: Hair Care

To add extra shine and glow to your hair, add 2 tablespoons of malt vinegar. Use it as a last rinse and towel dry your hair.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Beauty Tip: Skin Care

Take three tablespoons of tomato juice and mix with one teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this mixture to the face. It helps to make the skin soft and glowing!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Recipe Wednesday: Bake Chicken with Potatoes

Graco Pack and Play Giveaway by chefdruck

Check out chefdruck for Graco Pack and Play Giveaway. I just entered, I hope I win. Plan on going on vacation with my 6 month old and the pack and play would come in handy!  So go and check chefdruck out.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Target | FREE Beauty Bag

I love it when they do this…as these are always the nicest bags full of goodies + coupons!! Right now you can request a FREE Beauty Bag from Target!   HURRY…. these will go fast!  Be patient with this one …the site is very slow, but so worth it!


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