Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A day at Hershey’s Chocolate World!

Last Saturday we took a little family trip to Hershey PA. To visit Hershey Park Candy Lane, and Hershey Chocolate World.








They have everything a chocolate lover needs!

If you are ever in the Hershey PA area in November or December I would recommend checking out the holiday decorations and fun, Hershey Park $12.99 admission per person. And Hershey Chocolate World (free)

Hershey Chocolate World has a tour ride that simulates a ride through a chocolate factory. I love this tour. I could not tell you how many times I have taken this tour, at least 15+ times, but we still go on the ride each time we are in Hershey, it is fun, and doesn’t get old.



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Enfuso Smoke Olive Oil Review

Are you a fan of good olive oil, well I have to introduce you to the most unique and delicious olive oil I have ever had, Enfuso smoked olive oil. Here is a little information about Enfuso from the website:


What is Smoked Olive Oil:
Infusing the flavor of smoke into high quality olive oils creates a uniquely artisan food product that can be used not only for cooking but as a spice, a condiment, and flavoring for many foods.  With enFuso smoked olive oil, you can bring the rich earthy flavor of "smoke" into almost any recipe in a heart healthy way.

The Infusion Process:
Smoke infusion is done in a delicate manner to ensure the olive oil is protected from excess heat and particulates. This ensures that only the flavor is changed, but the core nature of the oil is not affected.  At enFuso we use a hand selected blend of sweet, nutty, and aromatic woods that best complement the oils and a specially designed smoker that enables us to precisely control the heat and smoke levels.

I love to use Olive Oil to cook with, because of the health benefits it has.  And we love the taste, it is our favorite type of oil to use.

You can use olive oil in so many ways. I could not wait to try the oil so I made some baked broccoli. This is a simple to make side dish that my family loves to eat.  I just took some frozen broccoli, sprinkled it with salt pepper garlic powder and the enFuso smoked olive oil. Sounds easy right? Well it sure is easy and it was so very delicious! By infusing the smoke flavor into the Olive oil you get a great oil that is not only for cooking but use it as a flavoring spice.

The smoky flavor really shone through, and gave the broccoli a great additional flavor.  My whole family enjoyed it. And the smoky favor was just right, not too strong so my daughter enjoyed it too. She said  "Mommy this broccoli us good!" I can’t wait to make my chicken sausage and peppers with the oil, that will be such a unique dish! And I am sure my husband will love it.

I would recommend enFuso, it is very different and would be great for people who love to cook, like I do.

Buy it:

Please visit http://enfuso.com to purchase this and other great oils.



Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received oil to review.  No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CREO CARE - Review (And a Giveaway)



Are you looking for a natural hair care line that is great for the entire family? Well I would like to introduce you to  Creo Care.

About CREO CARE (from the website)

"CREO CARE is dedicated to providing products that unlock and support one’s natural beauty in a healthy and environmentally responsible way. We accomplish this by maintaining the high test standards with regard to the quality, origin and efficacy of the ingredients we use. In other words, if it is not good for you, not good for the environment and/or fails to comply with the standards set forth below, we will not use it.
 
CREO Care offers the world's only personal care products with the INCREDIBLE POWER OF GERMINATED SEED EXTRACTS. 

Via our revolutionary manufacturing process we capture the life giving essence of germinated seeds and incorporate them into all of our cleansers and conditioners. These compounds give a tiny plant sprout the ability to survive when it's most vulnerable - even in the harshest environments. Our blend of germinated grape, red clover and sunflower seed extracts, called CREOPLEX™, provides CREO with incredible antioxidant potency. CREO products are the only products in the world which contain germinated seed extracts.

We pledge that 100% of our ingredients are and will always be:

-Sulfate Free
-Silicone Free
-Free of synthetic fragrances
-Animal Cruelty Free
-TEA Free
-DEA Free
-Oxide Free
-Paraben Free

I was fortunate to be able to review  a CREO Hair Care Trilogy

the set includes

• 10 ounce Super Antioxidant Hair Cleanser

• 10 ounce Super Antioxidant Hair Conditioner

• 4 ounce Therapeutic Hair Masque


CREO Super Antioxidant Hair Cleanser with CREOPLEX™ (10oz) 

• Super Antioxidant, sulfate-free hair cleanser
• 100% Vegan. Animal cruelty free. Eco-Friendly.
• No Sulfates, No silicons. No petrochemicals. No DEA, No Oxides, No Foam boosters
• All natural, plant derived, ultra gentle cleansing agents and powerful antioxidants
• Cleans hair and scalp without causing cell damage.
• Preserves delicate hair protein – dramatically extending the life of color treatments.
• By preserving hair protein, hair becomes fuller and thicker.
• Allows dull, stressed, frizzy or limp hair to heal.
• Helps eliminate split ends and hair breakage, allowing hair to grow long and healthy.
• Powerful ingredients and antioxidants provide protection from UVA and UVB rays.
• Over 40 times milder than regular baby shampoo based on internal lab tests.
• Leaves hair silky, clean and ready for conditioning.

 CREO Therapeutic Hair Masque with CREOPLEX - 4oz.
• All natural, therapeutic treatment for all hair types.
• Vegan. Animal cruelty free. Eco-Friendly.
• No silicones. No petrochemicals. No parabens.
• All natural, plant derived ingredients.
• Repairs damage caused by heat styling, harsh chemical treatments, sun, wind, and other environmental free radicals.
• Restores the moisture barrier allowing hair to heal naturally.
• Seals down the outer layer of the hair shaft making hair soft and shiny and protecting delicate hair protein from stripping.
• Contains CREOPLEX - a proprietary blend of safe, extremely potent and protective antioxidants derived from germinated seed extracts - plus full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreens to protect hair from all daily stresses.

 CREO Super Antioxidant Hair Conditioner with CREOPLEX (10oz)

  FINE HAIR FORMULA: Specially formulated to provide weightless hydration and nutrients for optimum health and beauty of fine or limp hair. Restores elasticity, minimizes frizz, smooths and strengthens, maximizes color retention, detangles, reduces dryness and breakage, boosts shine and promotes a healthy scalp.

 My Review:

 

I love to use cruelty free products, it is just the right thing to do. I would hate to use a product that I know might have hurt an animal to test it. That is just wrong in my opinion. And I am happy to purchase Creo Care products.  
I am always looking for a great shampoo and conditioner, my hair is so fine. And most shampoos and conditioners weigh my hair down. But Creo Care is different than others I have tried in the past. There was no build up and residue left in my hair, just nice clean smelling hair.

I love that the Creo Hair Care products are also vegan. They are eco and animal friendly products. I loved that they were good for the entire family. I used the shampoo and conditioner on my daughters fine hair and it was just right for her hair as well. She love the smell of the products. We all did there was a natural sweet smell, it did not smell like a chemical like other hair care products I have used in the past.

The mask was my favorite product, it was  a refresher for my hair. My hair gets damaged from the dryer, and from the sun, and the mask helped to liven up my damaged hair.

I would recommend Creo Care, the cost may be a little bit more than my usual brand. But you get what you pay for.  And Creo has specials that are a great way to try the products for a great price.

The great folks at Creo Care are offering one of my readers a chance to win a Creo Hair Care Trilogy like I received. To enter please “like” Creo Care on facebook, then come back here and post letting me know you did this. After you enter the mandatory entry, there are other ways to enter. Please enter below.

Buy it:

Please visit  http://www.creocare.com to purchase these great items and more! They are offering free shipping through 12/31/11! And there is a 25% discount and free shipping on any order of $50 or more  just enter "CREOHOLIDAYSPECIAL" at checkout.

Win it: 

 

****WINNER*****

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“Like” Creo Care on facebook FB: Toni Marie Caravello reannenny at aol.com Twitter: Tonic67

One winner will win a  Creo Hair Care Trilogy set!

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a set to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Holiday Gift Guide: Moshi Monsters Moshling Zoo - Review


 Are you looking for a cool holiday gift for a game lover on your list? Well I would like to show you a great new game. Moshi Monsters Moshling Zoo

FIND 'EM, KEEP 'EM - Moshi on the Move: Based on the monster global phenomena Moshi musters with over 50 million players from more than 150 countries worldwide! 

  • Immerse yourself in the world of Moshi Monsters! The world's fastest growing online game for children presents Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo on Nintendo DS. Boasting over 50 million players across 150 countries worldwide
  • FIND ?EM, KEEP ?EM: Explore the Wooly Wilderness in the search for ULTRA RARE Moshlings to add to your Moshling zoo!
  • PLAY COOL MINI-GAMES: Play exclusive Moshi mini-games to help boost your Moshling's Level, Mood, Health and Happiness.
  • EXPLORE THE WORLD: Explore all new areas of Monstro City including Buster's Baby Care, the Gloramatorium and Raaghly's Stararcade.
  • UNLOCK MOSHI REWARDS: Unlock ULTRA RARE Moshi Monsters rewards including achievements, trophies and super secret items to be unlocked within MoshiMonsters.com
 My Review:

I never knew my daughter would turn into a hard core gamer, she gets it honestly, her father has the bad wrists to prove he’s been a gamer since the late 70s! She loves a challenge, the games that are in her age bracket don’t provide enough of a challenge to her and she rips through them in usually a day. We’re constantly trying to find games that provide tougher challenges but aren’t too grown up for her. 

We have such a game in Moshi Monsters Moshling Zoo, she’s been playing this game for a while now and I don’t believe she’s close to being finished. She loves the game, she loves that she has to collect the monsters and when she finds an ultra-rare one she lets us know. Between the searching for the monsters and all the mini games this game has hours of gameplay and the replay ability is high. This isn’t a simple get to the end board and beat the boss, this is a deep game with a lot of playability and that’s what we want out of a game.


And also there are so many more great Moshi Monsters items that would make great gifts and stocking stuffers. They have stuffed Moshi Monsters, collectable cards, and little critters that the kids can collect. They all would make great gifts or stocking stuffers.

My daughter loves her pink monster she is a cutie!  I love the magazine. This would make a great stocking stuffer, or a treat for a good report card.

So with the holidays right around the corner if there are any little gamers on your holiday list this year, make sure to check out the great line of Moshi Monsters items for great stocking stuffer ideas. And  make sure you pick up the fun DS game MoshiMonsters Moshling Zoo.



Make sure to check out the clip of this fun game!

Buy it:

Please visit the site to find out where to purchase.



Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a game to review.  No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Nutrisystem Week #6 #NSNation



Well here we are at week 6 on Nutrisystem . It is crazy that 6 weeks have gone by! Well this was the week I was dreading. Thanksgiving week. A week of turkey and sides and pies and I could just go on and on…  So the big day came and did I gorge myself on meat stuffing and sweets?

Before I went to my parents I took Nutrisystems advise, to eat a meal before I went. I had a delicious lunch pizza. And this filled me up. When I arrived at my parents’ house, of course my mom had a bunch of appetizers and cheese and meat to pick on.  And because I ate prior, I really had no want to pick. This is rare for me, I am a picker, I can graze around and eat a bit of everything. But not today. Honestly I did not feel like snacking (yes the appetizers smelled wonderful, but I did not want to eat) hey I am not complaining I am happy I did not snack. When it came to dinner, yes I did have turkey, yes I had stuffing and mashed potatoes. Did I have a slice of pumpkin pie? Yes yes yes… (it was a small sliver)  And do I feel bad about it… no… Because I did not overdo it, each item was a small portion. I got the thanksgiving food experience and enjoyed it, but I did not stuff myself. I followed the portion guidelines and I am happy about that.

So otherwise, the diet is working well, I am really loving the lunch entrees, they are my favorite on the program. I would not mind eating them for lunch and dinner. Especially the “hot pocket” type meals. They are so delicious! And taste just like the high fat/ high calories ones you get in the store. This is diet food? I am telling you trust me they are so very delicious! 



 So how did I do after Turkey Day?

Nutrisystem - Week 6
Pounds Lost this week: 1.5 lbs
Total lost: 15.5  lbs

I am so very happy with the loss, I ate thanksgiving dinner and some pie and still lost weight! I can’t tell you how happy I am about this. I am getting closer and closer to that 20 pound mark. I can’t wait. I have never been on a diet that brought me to a 20 pound weight loss. So I am very impressed with the Nutrisystem.


Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem, and join me on the program? If you would like to follow my progress please click here.

Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or visiting Nutrisystem.

Disclaimer: I have been selected to participate in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. For the next four months, Nutrisystem will provide me with their meals at no charge for my review. I am not being compensated for my participation.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Review ~ New to DVD 12/13/11




BRING CAESAR HOME ON BLU-RAY
                                  RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Evolution Becomes Revolution In The Critically-Acclaimed
Over $432 Million Worldwide Box Office Smash Arriving Globally
on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download in December

Summary: A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a battle unlike any other when RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES makes its worldwide debut on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on December 13th in North America and starting December 7th Internationally.  From the Oscar-winning® visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings comes revolutionary new ground - a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate.

James Franco (127 Hours) stars as Will Rodman, a neuroscientist living in San Francisco trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by testing on chimpanzees, giving them a human level of intelligence.  After a test subject’s baby, Caesar, is orphaned, Will decides to raise him at home on his own with his Alzheimer-stricken father (John Lithgow; “Dexter”).  What begins simply as a continuation of his experiment quickly turns into a problem for Will, as Caesar is taken away from him and forced to live in a primate facility.  As Caesar’s intelligence continues to grow, he begins to stake his claim as the leader of his new primate counterparts, which will ultimately lead to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist), this special effects blockbuster features fantastic supporting performances from Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Brian Cox (Red), Tom Felton (Harry Potter films) and Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) in a ground-breaking performance.  The RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Blu-ray is loaded with bonus material including deleted scenes, making-of featurettes commentaries and more.


Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.
 
My Take:

My husband and I tried to see this in the theater but it was so popular, and the night we had a sitter it was entirely sold out. So I was so excited to be able to review this DVD. My hubby and I decided to have a bit of a date night, we put my daughter to bed, then made some popcorn and prepared to watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes. We rarely get to watch movies together, so this was a special treat for us.

The action packed movie was about experimentation on apes and the special apes that came out of the tests. And the main character the ape named Cesar, who was the most unique of all. This movie had a lot of action, and it kept our attention throughout the film.  My husband was a big fan of the film, and he even loved the extras on the disc. I liked the movie as well, they actors were well cast. And Cesar was such a likeable character. I could really feel for him, just not being able to fit in.  He was smart, and loving. The end of the movie was surprising to me.... the ending is a great segway to a sequel. And  I will be there when it (if) comes out!
 
What will happen to Cesar? What will happen to the other apes? Well I can’t tell you… you will have to check out the movie, it is coming to DVD on 12/13/11.

This would be a great stocking stuffer, for an action movie fan on your holiday list this year. Don’t forget to pick up on DVD on 12/13/11 for that special gift.

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, provided the screener dvd to review No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Monday, November 28, 2011

B I N G O! A game we love to play!





My family have always been game lovers. We love board games, card games, online games, pretty much any type of game that is out there. Playing games together has always a family tradition.

When I was young my family would go to the Poconos for a family winter vacation. My Great-Grandmother introduced me to the game when I was a little girl. I am not much of a skier or an ice skater, but I would always look forward to the nightly bingo in the lodge. My Great-grandmother and I  would play for hours and laugh and have the greatest time as a family. I just love the thrill of shouting BINGO! It is just so much fun!  We never missed a game while on vacation. My Great-Grandmother was quite the bingo expert she would even bring her own bingo chips! She was a special lady who we all miss.

 But that was a very long time ago (I know I am getting older, I have to admit it!) and that lodge doesn’t even exist anymore.  
Now there is a great place to play online Bingo the online Bingo has all of the excitement of the bingo games I love, but I don’t have to drive 2 hours in a cramped car to get there. Online bingo is so much fun and there is no worries about the crowds that can fill the hall, you can be home and comfortable playing a fun game that you and I love! Playing the bingo online brings me right back to those fun days at the lodge with my Great-Grandma. I have grown up but I have never lost the love of the game.


My daughter has taken after me, and she loves bingo too. She loves to play bingo it is her favorite game.

Are there any games out there that you love to play? I would love to hear about them.



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