Saturday, April 30, 2011

Extreme couponer! (well not really :)



I am not a super couponer by any means, I always use coupons but I am not up to the extreme couponing range! I love a great deal though, my local supermarket had a triple coupon sale and I was able to get all of the items in the picture above for $3.81. Not bad! I love triple coupon sales too bad they seem to only come around every few years.


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Gladhair.com Review



About Gladhair.com (from the website)

Hello, we are Ivan and Natalia. GladHair.com is our family business, it is not a huge corporation, that's why you get the best prices and customer service.
Natalia is a creative person who loves hair accessories and Ivan loves to make websites, so we decided to create the best online place to shop for hair accessories.

They have so many lovely hair accessories including some of my favorites:




Hawaiian Flower on White Comb - Purple-White

Blue Butterfly Shaped on Flower Jaw Claw

Purple with Pink Flower/Heart Automatic Swarovski Barrette


 I was lucky enough to be able to review, this lovely flower clip:




My review:

I love to travel, but I hate to fly. Hawaii is a place I’ve always wanted to go but I think the Polynesian is as close as I will get. I love Hawaii, the culture and the tropical fashion. I love flowery anything, dresses, accessories etc. I received a beautiful flower from Gladhair.com (www.gladhair.com,) it put me right in the spirit of the Polynesian. I can just see myself now getting ready for a dinner at Kona and putting this flower in my hair to make my outfit complete. 


It’s not an ordinary flower either.  It’s not flimsy or cheap it feels almost like a Styrofoam in a way. This is a study flower on a really good clip. My hair isn’t the thickest but I had no problem keeping this clip in my hair it stayed all day without any issues.  It works if you want to wear your hair up or down, this clip is strong so wear it in your hair however you want. They’re reasonably priced at $7.95 and you have color choices that will go with any outfit in your closet. I love this little piece of the tropics. I can feel like I’m at the Poly whenever I wear my pretty little flower, which will probably be often!


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Friday, April 29, 2011

Newman's Own Organics Review - (And a Giveaway)



Info about the company (from the website)

Newman's Own is a food company that was founded by Paul Newman in 1982. The company makes all-natural salad dressing, pasta sauce, salsa, lemonade and steak sauce.
Newman's Own Organics was founded in 1993 by Paul Newman's daughter, Nell Newman, as a division of Newman's Own. It became a separate company in late 2000. Their motto is "Great Tasting Products That Happen to Be Organic." Their products include organic pretzels, cookies, popcorn, chocolate bars, peppermint cups, peanut butter cups, olive oil and vinegar, dried fruit, fair trade coffee and pet food.



I was very lucky to be able to test a ton of great organic food including:
  • 2 Bags of Soy Crisps (BBQ and Cinnamon Sugar)
  • 2 Bags of Dried Fruit (Apples & Cranberries)
  • 3 Packages of Newman O’s (Like Oreos, Original, Ginger and Chocolate)
  • 3 Bags of Champion Chip Cookies (Espresso Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chocolate Chip and Double Chocolate Mint Chip)
  • 3 bags of Pretzels (Regular, Mighty Mini and Honey Wheat Mini)
  • 2 packages of Fig Newmans (similar to Fig Newtons,  Fat Free and Low Fat)
  • 4 Packages of Licorice (Strawberry, Tangerine, Pomegranate and Black)
  • 1 Bag of Alphabet Cookies (Chocolate)
  • 2 Packages of Hermits (made with raisins and molasses, and cinnamon hermits)
  • 4 Packages Breath Mints (Ginger, Cinnamon, Peppermint and Wintergreen)
  • 6 Chocolate Bars (Milk Chocolate, Mocha Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Orange Dark Chocolate, Espresso Dark Chocolate and Super Dark Chocolate)
 Information about Newman's Own Organics (from a document sent to me from the PR company)

Newman’s Own® Organics' products meet all the requirements of the
USDA’s National Organic Program. Ingredients have been grown on farms
that have not used artificial fertilizers or pesticides for three years or more.
The farms and processors have also met the USDA’s organic standards.
The products are sold nationwide in a number of mainstream supermarkets
and in a large number of stores featuring natural and health foods. The pet
foods are sold in specialty pet stores as well as many of the other outlets.

The Newman’s Own® Organics Guide to the Good Life: Simple Measures
that Benefit You and the Place You Live (Villard) written by Nell with
Joseph D’Agnese was published in spring, 2003. It is filled with practical
advice for improving the quality of one’s life and the environment
without drastically altering one’s life. Packed with facts, anecdotes, humor,
and a heavy dose of sanity, it is organized around the way people actually live,
allowing readers to easily identify what areas of change are viable for them.

The sale of Newman’s Own® Organics products generates money for the
Newman’s Own Foundation to give away. Since 1982 Paul Newman and the
Newman’s Own Foundation have donated more than $300 million dollars
to educational and charitable organizations worldwide.

My Review: 

We recently had the opportunity to sample a selection of products from Newman’s Own Organics (http://www.newmansownorganics.com.) What a selection the sent us! We got to sample pretty much every product they have, I can’t review them all because it would take me forever! My entire family are now big fans of Newman's Own Organics, at a family get together I was able to share the goodies above. And my family was quite impressed with the cookies, the chocolate was also a huge hit! Pretty much everything was sampled and loved.

It was amazing how many items! Newman's Organics has cookies, coffee, oils, to pet food! So what I did was pick a few products that we loved the most and I will talk about them.

Newman O’s Chocolate Crème Filled Chocolate Cookies. They bear a striking resemblance to Oreo’s and taste quite good. “Dunlop O’s” as my husband calls them in honor of Paul Newman’s character Reggie Dunlop in the movie Slap Shot, are delicious. We had received 3 bags Original, Chocolate and Ginger. My husband ate all the ginger cookies before we had a chance to try them let alone take a picture of the package! So to say these cookies are tasty is an understatement. They are every bit as good as an Oreo.

Newman’s Own Dried Apples. My daughter loved these. We had to pry the bag out of her hands to get a taste. These are very good apples we also received a bag of cranberries which were equally as good. I’m always looking for something healthy for her to snack on after school before dinner and these apples are the perfect item. They’re tasty and a better alternative than chips.

Newman’s Own Cinnamon Mints. Cinnamon mints. Need I say more? With the cinnamon fiend in the house there was no way he couldn’t wax poetic about these mints. What I was able to gather through the sucking sounds was these mints were bold in flavor, the cinnamon was very strong and not weak, it got his nose running a little. It’s gross, I know but according to the cinnamon fiend that’s how he knows it good cinnamon flavor. I’ll take his word on it.


Newman’s Own Soy Crisps White Cheddar Flavor. We eat a lot of rice cakes, so we expect a lot of flavor from something that is usually considered tasteless. These are far from tasteless! Surprise, surprise guess which flavor got the most attention?  White Cheddar! . I actually got to taste some this time, and I must say these are very good, and very flavorful. We like snack healthy and when you’re looking for something salty and flavorful soy crisps and presto! They are a very tasty and good for you snack.


When you are shopping for your favorite foods why not check out Newman's Own Organics they have the same great taste and are high quality and being organic they are healthier. 

Enter here for a chance to try these  wonderful organic products.


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tanya904 said... 79
I would like to try the Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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Mossy Bayou Foods Review (And a Giveaway)



Mossy Bayou Foods is a Louisiana specialty foods company with several products that appeal to those seeking zesty and exciting flavor experiences. 


Leading the product line-up is the award-winning LOUISIANA SWAMP SCUM HOT SAUCE. This unique sauce earned a First Place Award in the 2002 FieryFood challenge, sponsored by Chile Pepper Magazine. The hot sauce, developed from an old Cajun recipe, has a delicious smoke flavor and stands alone with its dark “swamp-green” color.
I was lucky enough to review a yummy, Cajun goodies box from Mossy Bayou foods.

My review: 

I’ve said it here before we love Louisiana and its food. So when we had the chance to review products from Mossy Bayou (http://mossybayou.com) I jumped all over it! We received the Cajun Goodies Gift Box which contained: Louisiana Swamp Scum Hot Sauce, Bayou Blend Seasoning, Louisiana Popcorn Rice & Cajun Chow-Chow.

The Swamp Scum Hot Sauce really looks like well swamp scum! But it tastes so much better than scum, not that I know what scum tastes like…. I had a bowl of lifeless soup and it needed something so I reached for the bottle of Swamp Scum and put a few dashes in to the soup and that soup went from lifeless and bland to popping with a nice spicy not too spicy flavor. This sauce will work on everything, it’s not too hot and it has a very good taste, it’s not just about the heat it has flavor.


I grilled some chicken and used the Bayou Blend seasoning on the chicken and it was very tasty, nice kick in spice and very flavorful. We paired the chicken with the Pop Corn Rice, it’s named after pop corn but we thought it had a tortilla smell to it. Either way it was good rice, and it went well with the chicken and my husband took the little of rice that was left and mixed it with milk and cinnamon sugar and whipped himself up a quick bowl of rice pudding.  We dyed eggs for Easter and I was in the process of turning those eggs into egg salad and I though what better way to use the chow chow! We also made deviled eggs (the recipe is below) It’s relish like and should work well with the egg salad. I was right, the chow chow is bursting with flavor but be warned it is a little salty, so if you’re going to use it don’t worry about adding salt to whatever it is you’re pairing it with you won’t need it! 
 
This was a really cool box of Bayou goodies and for the price of $16.50 it’s very reasonable, if you’re looking for a rather inexpensive taste of Louisiana look no further than Mossy Bayou, they will be able to satisfy your Cajun cravin’!


Deviled eggs:

Mustard, Mayo, Chow Chow, Swamp scum, pepper, paprika


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I love hot sauce and the Louisiana Swamp Sauce sounds soooo good! Karen Dorris kpintn/at/hotmail/dot/com

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

I wore this when??


While cleaning up I found the flower girl dress that I wore in my Aunts wedding, so I tried it on my daughter to see if it fit, and it did! I remember wearing this when I was a little girl, of course then I had a ring of flowers on my fluffy hair, any guess on the date???

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Money Savvy Pig Review (and a Giveaway)



About Money Savvy Generation (from the website)

We are the leaders in personal finance education for children.

Money Savvy Generation develops innovative products to help parents, educators and others teach kids the skills of basic personal finance. We strive to empower kids to take control of their financial lives and, in turn, their futures.

Leading the way in all categories:
- We sell more 4-chambered savings banks (pigs, cows and footballs) than anyone else in the world.
- Our scripted curriculum format is preferred by elementary and middle-school teachers.
- We have more personal finance content (curriculum, activity books, seminars, television programming, songs and other products) for elementary school children than anyone else.
- Our personal finance products for children have won numerous awards from educators, the press and trusted third party organizations that rate children's products.
- We have more published studies demonstrating the effectiveness of our curriculum than all other competitors combined.
- We are the first and only company with personal finance blog aimed at helping parents teach their kids about money.
Our products are used on six continents, with new markets opening all the time

Everyone should have a passion in their lives. Something that excites them 24/7. Our passion is to help children develop financial capability beginning at an early age. 

They have many money saving items for kids & adults here are some of my favorites:
Money Farm book & DVD

 
Cash Cache (helps teens manage money)


 Cashguard (a purchase tracker)



I was lucky enough to be able to review, a  Money Savvy Pig,


My Review:

Something we're trying to do is to teach our daughter the positives of saving money early in life. We’re hoping if she gets an early start on saving that this lesson will follow her for the rest of her life. When I saw the Savvy Pig (www.msgen.com) I was intrigued. It’s a piggy bank, but it’s so much more. It’s a lesson every time your child puts money into it.

A piggy bank does its job it holds money. And that’s all it does. But the Savvy Pig lets you show your child all the options they have. It’s a slotted pig, one slot for saving, one slot for spending, one slot for donations, and a slot for investing. It’s important to teach children the value of a dollar. It’s only a dollar now but if you put it away and keep adding money to it that dollar will grow. What better way to teach your kids about maybe making a small donation to a charity, we like giving to the ASPCA, and when my daughter scoffed at the idea of donating her money I reminded her about helping the kitties and she seemed more receptive to the donation slot.

This is a piggy bank that promotes saving, investing and being generous to those less fortunate. And there’s that spending slot too but as my daughter has been known to say that’s what daddy’s for!



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Original Sprout - A review


FOUNDER: (information from Website)

Inga Tritt founded The Original Little Sprout® in 2003 and Original Sprout in 2007. The name Little Sprout was inspired by the birth of her daughter Maya. Inga was born in Germany and grew up in Montecito, California. Her love of nature, art and architecture led to a successful career as a master stylist. Wanting to be a full time mom led her to selling her salons & spas and moving to the country, where she now lives with her family.

PRODUCT HISTORY:

Our founder delighted in her newborn daughter's thick hair. Wanting to use the safest bath products led to her trying natural baby shampoos. To her surprise, all the shampoos wreaked havoc her daughter's hair and sensitive skin. To remedy the problem Inga created the first of it's kind, ultra moisturizing natural baby bath & styling products. The benefits of being a master stylist with professional experience & a mother with real life experience culminated into Original Sprout, a globally trusted natural family brand.

SAFE FAMILIES:

Parents trust Original Sprouts superior performance & worry-free ingredients. Cancer & early puberty can be linked to hormone disruption, hence no natural or synthetic hormone disrupters such as soy, yam, tea tree, lavender, parabens, titanium dioxide, formaldehyde or nano-particles are used in our formulas. In addition products are free of insect attracting honey or soda fragrances.

WORRY-FREE FRAGRANCES:

Original Sprout uses fragrances & essential oils that are approved by California's Safe Cosmetics Program & the European Cosmetics Directive. By creating safe fragrances smelling good is worry-free! Our fragrances are free of ingredients linked to cancer concerns such as phthalates, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, styrene toluene, chlorobenzene, glycol ethers & musk.

HEALTHY WOMEN:

Staying healthy & beautiful is easy with Original Sprout. Women trust & enjoy our superior, prevention based formulas. Each product is made specifically without estrogen disrupting or contaminated ingredients. Certified green & clean fragrances are standard for added health benefits. Always healthy, always beautiful with Original Sprout.



I was was very lucky to be able to review three items:



Natural Shampoo
Scrumptious Baby Cream
Miracle detangler


My Review:

Getting my daughter into the tub is getting easier, getting her to wash her hair? That’s a battle I fight every couple of nights. She’s always complaining that the soap bothers her eyes and she lets out a primal scream every time I wash her hair and rinse it. And on top of it all she’s got the knottiest hair I’ve ever seen. So I’m left combing her knotty hair and more screaming ensues.

I received a package from Original Sprout (www.originalsprout.com) that had shampoo, scrumptious baby cream & miracle detangler. I showed my daughter her new shampoo and she started complaining already about her eyes! I told her to just try it, after she did
the smell test and gave me a thumbs up she seemed more interested in trying it. We successfully made it through a shampoo! The last time that happened she was getting washed in a tub on our kitchen table and couldn’t speak yet!

Now we move onto the miracle detangler?! Right…. The forest of knots and hair I have to comb through will laugh at this! You can’t get through that mess, impossible! I was floored, it was possible. This is the best detangler I have used, and like I said I deal with a messy head and we’ve tried everything. The scrumptious baby cream is a hit as well, even though it says baby on it, it’s for everyone.

My husband is even using it on his rough hands and it’s making them smoother. These are all natural, worry free, 100% vegan products. They smell good, they do what they claim and I’m glad my daughter doesn’t look like she’s got a birds nest on top of her head anymore!   


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http://www.originalsprout.com/

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Free Downy sunblossoms sample on 4/27 (Facebook)



Happy Easter to all our fans and have we got an Easter surprise for you. Stop back this Wednesday 4/27 at 12 noon Eastern Time when we'll be giving away 5400 Downy Sun Blossom samples! We'll see you then. Good luck!

Just visit the Downy Facebook page at noon 4/27

I love to bring samples like this while I travel, you never know when you have to do a emergency load of laundry while on vacation....

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Swimspot $50 Gift Code Giveaway




Are you looking for a swimsuit for your child? Or for yourself, do you not know what size to get? Check out swimspot's new feature the fit specialist, this will help you find designer swimwear, little girls swimwear, and womens swimwear...


Buying swimwear can be easy and comfortable.
Swimspot’s Fit Specialist program goes beyond a personalized shopping experience. It’s a philosophy and a service commitment.  It’s why we’re here; and we’re dedicated to helping you find & buy head-turning designer swimwear with a perfect fit.
Call us. Email us.  Schedule an appointment with a Fit Specialist. The fit specialist is easy to use!

They have some super cute kids suits I would love this for my daughter!

Swimspot has offered a Susan's Disney Family reader a $50 certificate to use on their site.

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Egg hunt at the mall.

On Saturday we went to the mall  for a Easter egg hunt, the mall was packed! But my daughter had fun, they didn't really "hunt" for eggs it was more like a Halloween event where you went store to store for candy.


Hope everyone had a great Easter!


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King Arthur Flour - Cinnamon Collection, A great Mother's day gift - Review (And a Giveaway)



Are you looking for a great Mothers Day gift? Are you just out of ideas? Here is a great gift that Mom's will love!



King Arthur Flour

They have so many great gift ideas, even for the mom who has everything. King Arthur Flour is a employee owned business, and Americas oldest flour company, they are over 200 years old.

One of my favorite gift baskets is the Scone Gift Basket. Who wouldn't love fresh baked scones, what a nice warm yummy treat. They have baskets that all kinds of mother will love the Country Casual Gift Basket is great for any mom perhaps daddy/hubby could use this to make Mom a nice breakfast in bed? (hint hint)


I was lucky enough to be able to review a great gift set, the King Arthur Cinnamon Collection.


A whole lot of sugar and spice – inside this box is a cinnamon enthusiast’s dream come true!
  • Includes one each: 2-pound bag of thick, rich, outrageously delicious cinnamon filling mix (just add water); 2-ounce container of chef-renowned Vietnamese cinnamon; 1-pound bag of quick-melting Cinnamon-Sugar Plus; 1-pound bag of all-natural cinnamon Flav-R-Bites; and a 1-pound bag of sweet-spicy, creamy cinnamon chips.
  • Hint: add a little spice to your traditional chocolate recipes by stirring in or sprinkling on some cinnamon.

My review:

I would like to  to talk about my one true love. My husband? My daughter? No. Cinnamon. I am a cinnamon junkie, Cinnamon. It should be on tables in restaurants along with salt and pepper. Anytime someone says, "Ooh, this is so good - what's in this?" the answer invariably comes back, "cinnamon." Cinnamon. Again and again. Seinfeld is a genius, you can't argue genius! We....I had the pleasure of getting a box of goodies from King Arthur Flour (http://www.kingarthurflour.com,) you could smell the cinnamon permeating through the box, I was in nirvana.

I opened the box to inspect the goodies and here's what I found: 2-pound bag of thick, rich, outrageously delicious cinnamon filling mix (just add water); 2-ounce container of chef-renowned Vietnamese cinnamon; 1-pound bag of quick-melting Cinnamon-Sugar Plus; 1-pound bag of all-natural cinnamon Flav-R-Bites; and a 1-pound bag of sweet-spicy, creamy cinnamon chips. My head was spinning, I couldn't wait to try it all. My first try was making oatmeal, I've become a fan of the plain Quaker Oates, I can doctor them up anyway I want and they're better than the prepackaged oatmeal. I added Flav-R-Bites, some cinnamon sugar, and a little maple syrup. I let the oatmeal sit for a few minutes to give the Flav-R-Bites a chance to melt and melt they did, they really are good. Shoot, you don't even need to add them to anything, just eat them right out of the bag for a quick pick me up.


We were in the baking mood and decided to bake a cake for Easter, we used the thick, rich, outrageously delicious cinnamon filling mix for a cinnamoney center swirl to make what turned out to be a large coffee cake. To quote Buddy Valastro we made a "freakin' good coffee cake!" We also used the Vietnamese cinnamon, wow! This is probably the best cinnamon I've ever had the pleasure of smelling and or tasting in my entire life and I've consumed a lot of cinnamon! It's sweet smelling, it smells like a cinnamon bun instead of the earthy smell cinnamon usually has, this cinnamon is amazing.

The remaining product was cinnamon chips, I made pancakes with some of the chips, add them to the batter while you're mixing it up for better cooking and distribution of chips. We wanted to take pictures of the pancakes but we ate them so quickly by the time I realized we forgot to take pictures I had polished off the last one! Picture the best looking pancake you've ever seen.....I'll give you a second.........ok it was better looking and tasting than that pancake. Take my word on it, I'm an expert. The cinnamon collection from King Arthur Flour sells for $24.95 and is worth every penny, it makes a great gift for Mother's day or Father's day or just buy it because you want someone to think you're cool. Again, I'm an expert. Well I like to think I am.

Just in case anyone is interested in the recipe I used here it is:
Buttery Cinnamon Cake

I tweaked the recipe a bit I added a swirl in the middle using the King Arthur Cinnamon filling mix. And added a:
Streusel Topping:
1/2 cup flour
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons King Arthur Vietnamese Cinnamon


Buy it:

You can buy the Cinnamon Collection and many other great gifts at 
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/browse/gifts/

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Kylie said... 175
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