Sunday, November 27, 2011

Natural House Probiotic Cleaning Products Giveaway CLOSED


I am a member of tomoson and they have teamed up with Natural House Probiotic Cleaning Products for this review and giveaway opportunity.

For this review, I have received a 30 day supply of the first three Natural House products: Flushy, Trashy, and Sinky. Not only do I love these natural household cleaning products names but I love how they work and what they stand for.



As you may have guessed, Trashy is a natural trash can deodorizer and scrubber. It uses a natural probiotic action to dissolve odors and grime at their source. You may use Trashy in your indoor or outdoor garbage containers to dissolve grease, food scraps and unwanted odors. I enjoyed the fresh wintergreen scent that I received and I like that you may even use it in diaper pails too.

My next natural household cleaning product to try was Sinky. Sinky is a natural disposal scrubber and drain maintenance cleaning product. It uses a natural probiotic action to digest odors and scour pipe build-up by breaking down grease and food scraps which will help prevent sink clogs and slow drains. By using this fresh citrus scented natural household cleaning product weekly, Sinky will scour your drain and disposal driving out odors at their source.

The last Natural House product that I tried was Flushy. Flushy is a powerful toilet bowl cleaner and a drain / septic treatment product all in one. The natural probiotic action in Flushy cuts through stains while it scours pipe build-up and allows for a healthy septic system. Their professional strength formula even cuts through hard water and calcium deposits that are in the toilet bowl. The probiotics also consume toilet paper and waste build up in the p-trap, drain and pipes while maintaining the health of your septic system.

I found that all of these products are easy to use and smell nice unlike traditional chemical cleaners. The products come with easy to follow directions on the back of each package and I did learn that the key to the action is in the foam. When using Natural House products be sure and let it foam first to release the cleaning agents and then go on to the next step on the package directions. Remember to treat your home weekly so that the probiotics can work correctly for you.

You may purchase Natural House products directly on their website or on Amazon. You may also find Natural House Probiotic Cleaning Products on facebook and on twitter too.





Giveaway time:
One of my lucky US readers will win a 30 day supply of Natural House Probiotic Cleaning Products so that they may try them too. Please enter this giveaway on the rafflecopter form below. Sponsored by Tomoson.com

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.








QwikShower Big Wet Wipes Giveaway CLOSED


I am a member of tomoson and they have teamed up with QwikShower Big Wet Wipes for this fun review and giveaway opportunity.











My son is 11 years old and active in sports. There are a lot of times when he needs to freshen up after a work out or game and he just doesn't have time for a shower. That is why I am glad to have found QwikShower Big Wet Wipes. These wipes are large enough to wipe down your whole body and to leave you refreshingly clean.

You may be asking what exactly is a QwikShower Big Wet Wipe? Well, originally QwikShower Gym Class Wipes were a big hit on the internet. Now the same company has developed the QwikShower Big Wet Wipes and soon they will be available everywhere. These are individually wrapped 10x12 thick moist wet wipes that have a fresh scent and cleaning power built in it. The wipes are portable and you may keep them in your purse, gym locker, car or even in your gym bag so that they are handy to use at anytime. These are definitely not your average tiny little wipes. They are big and thick like a wash cloth. Not only will you smell clean but you will feel clean as well. The QwikShower Big Wet Wipes are also great for freshening up after a walk, workout, bike ride or even after a fishing trip.

Giveaway time: One of my readers who enters this giveaway will receive a set of QwikShower Big Wet Wipes so that they may try the product out for themself. Please enter this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below. Sponsored by Tomoson.com

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.













Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Helping Spread Holiday Cheer

I am a member of SocialMoms and they have teamed up with Hasbro for this fun blogging opportunity. You may read more about their request here.

As we all know the holidays are near and it is time to start putting together our gift shopping list. My children are 7 and 11 years old and I am excited to learn about the new KRE-O building sets by Hasbro. Have you seen the new KRE-O building sets yet? They are the newest transformers by Hasbro. There are twelve KRE-O Transformers sets available right now. The sets range from basic sets for beginner builders to deluxe sets for the pros. This new toy line may be found in the construction toy aisle at stores that carry Hasbro toys. This year, KRE-O is definitely a standout gift for both Transformer and building fans ages 6 years old and up.

I love that you may use Kreons in either a vehicle or robot mode. This leaves room for a lot of imaginitive play. Kreons look like they would be fun for both children and adults to construct together. I think that these would be fun to use for a friendly brother, sister transformer battle. I love that KRE-O comes in different forms and colors, they would be great for collecting as well as playing with. I see the KRE-O product as being both fun and versitile. It also allows children to use their imagination while playing with them. I can appreciate that KRE-O bricks are compatible with other leading brick based sets that are currently on the market. This way you do not have to invest in a new brick system or worry about mixing up bricks and blocks.

While I am thinking of adding KRE-O building sets to my holiday list, I am also thinking about the other fun festivities that are around the corner. My family and I enjoy putting up our Christmas tree each year. As a family, we usually put it up after Thanksgiving weekend. While dad sets up the tree, the kids and I sort through the colored balls and choose the ones that we want to put on the tree. After the tree is finished we will string our bright lights outside. The kids and I enjoy walking up and down our street in the dark after the lights are in place and turned on. We get to see our home all lit up for the first time in a year. We will turn our lights on nightly and admire them when we pull up in the driveway after being out. But overall, I think that my favorite part of decorating for the holidays is hanging our stockings over the fireplace. We want to make sure that they are hung with care so that Santa will fill them on Christmas Eve night. This alone is enough to bring holiday cheer to our family. We all love the anticipation of what gifts will come.

Are you ready for the holidays yet? How do you celebrate?

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Hasbro blogging program, for 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points and a KRE-O gift. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of SocialMoms or Hasbro. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

$25 BURGER KING Crown Card Promotion And Giveaway CLOSED

I am a member of myblogspark and they have teamed up with Burger King for this fun blogging opportunity. I have been asked to share the BURGER KING® Crown Card Progam with you and I have received a $25 BURGER KING® Crown Card so that I may try the program for myself. Burger King is also also offering a $25 BURGER KING® Crown Card for one of my readers through myblogspark so that one of you may try the new program out also. How cool is that!





At Burger King, Imagination is king. The new BK CROWNTM/MC Program is built to inspire every child’s imagination and to encourage them to help choose how Burger King gives back. They are hoping that this new program will bring families together to not only enjoy a meal but to enjoy the whole mealtime experience together.

Burger King Corporation is inviting kids to tell them what matters to them most through the BK CROWNTM/MC Program. BKC has established a fund to help support the Wildlife Conservation Society, National Parks Conservation Association, DonorsChoose.org and Have It Your Way™ Foundation. You and your child may visit www.BKCrown.com where you may enter BK CROWNTM/MC Codes, place your vote for how BKC should give back, as well as find more games, win prizes and enjoy interactive play together.

My family enjoys the BK CROWNTM/MC Program because it is fun. It comes in a fully interactive Kids Meal box and on top of each kids meal box is a redesigned BURGER KING® crown. I like that children can dive into their meal box and take it apart to play the games and activities if they would like. These games and activities challenge their mind and inspire imagination while engaging with the rest of the family at the same time. I found that the crown, games, and activities also kept my children busy and happy while my husband and I finished enjoying our meal. We didn't hear the normal "Can I go play yet?" "I am bored." Instead we had a happy converation about the information that they were learning from the meal box. I also appreciate the new “BK™ Family Bundle” meal special which includes a WHOPPER® sandwich, WHOPPER JR.® sandwich., two small fries, two small soft drinks and a Kids Meal for only $9.99. Now our family can afford to eat out more often and the age old question of "What would you like to order?" has been taken away and our ordering process will be made simplier also. (Limited time only. Price and participation vary. Prices higher in HI.)

You may find Burger King online here, on Facebook and on Twitter. For more information on the BK CROWNTM/MC Program look here.

Giveaway Time: One person who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form will receive a $25 BURGER KING Crown Card. This giveaway will end on November the 27th at 11:59 pm eastern time. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Thank you taking the time out to enter my giveaway and Good Luck!

















Disclosure: Disclosure: The BK CROWNTM/MC Program prize pack, information and coupon have been provided by Burger King Corporation through MyBlogSpark.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Introducing Torani Holiday Flavors

I am a member of SheSpeaks and they have teamed up with Torani Flavored Syrups for this fun Torani's Authentic Coffeehouse Flavor Program and blogging event. I am an avid coffee drinker and I enjoy adding Torani Flavored Syrup to my morning cups of coffee so I have decided to participate in this campaign and share this information with you.
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I was sent 2 bottles of Torani Flavored Syrup so that I may try them for the Torani's Authentic Coffeehouse Flavor Program. My first syrup to try was the sugar free pumpkin pie and it is amazing! I love that this syrup is sugar free and that I can add as much or as little that I want to my coffee and I don't have any guilt over it. I am a diabetic and I can truely appreciate Torani for adding a huge line of sugar free syrups to their flavor lineup. You may see my review about the Torani sugar free pumpkin pie flavored syrup on SheSpeaks if you would like.

My second flavor of the Torani flavored syrups that I tried was the Hazelnut. This flavor wasn't sugar free so I had to carefully measure out my servings so that I could count my carbs. I enjoy Hazelnut flavors and I will be purchasing the sugar free Hazelnut in the future. I plan on sharing the rest of my Hazelnut Torani Flavored Syrup with my relatives at our Thanksgiving dinner. I believe that this flavored syrup will go nicely with our after dinner and dessert cup of coffee.

I have been asked to share the Torani #HolidayFlavors #sstorani twitter party with you. The twitter party will be on November the 17th at 9:00 PM eastern time. They will be sharing their favorite holiday drinks and tasty holiday desserts with the party goers. There will also be some incredible prizes given away. In order to win prizes at this twitter party, you need to be a SheSpeaks member and then you need to rsvp on their website.

Right now there is a pre-twitter party contest going on too. From November the 14th until November the 17th, SheSpeaks and Torani will be giving away a free bottle of Torani flavored syrups for a total of 12 prizes! To enter, watch for a tweet out with a Torani question from @shespeaksup beginning at 7:30am ET. They will be selecting THREE WINNERS a day to each win a free bottle of Torani Flavored Syrup. The winners will be chosen and announced via Twitter at 12pm ET, 3pm ET, and 5pm ET on Monday (11/14), Tuesday (11/15), Wednesday (11/16), and Thursday (11/17). The lucky winners will receive a coupon for a free bottle of Torani in the mail.
To be eligible to win, your tweet must answer the Torani question of the day, include the hashtags #holidayflavors AND #sstorani and also mention @shespeaksup AND @_Torani_.

If you are interested in purchasing Torani online, you may use the code shespeaks for 10% off of your order.

Disclosure: I have received 2 bottles of Torani Flavored Syrup and 5 coupons for a free Torani product so that I may review them participate in this program. The opinions are my own. No other compensation was exchanged.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Seventh Generation: Nature Makes Perfect Scents

I am a member of SocialMoms and they have teamed up with Seventh Generation for this fun and informative blogging opportunity. They have asked me to share a sweepstakes that is sponsored by Seventh Generation with you. I have also been asked to share Seventh Generation's new product line with you too. I am a contest entering, scent loving type of girl so I have decided to take them up on this opportunity. You may read more about their request here.

Did you know that Seventh Generation has created a line of dish liquids that features natural scents from real lemons, clementines and lavender. Seventh Generation’s Natural Dish Liquid scents come from the fields not from factories. These scents also honor the careful hands that help cultivate them. I love this concept for dish washing liquids because scents are powerful. Sometimes scents can take you back to a place of happiness in your past. Scents may remind you of a loved one who is not near or even brings back a feeling of love, comfort and joy. Scents are good and I use them in my every day life at home and sometimes without even relizing it. Scents become a part of me.

When I think of lemons, I can smell and taste my Aunt Lori's lemon chess pie. I can smell sharp and crisp citrus scent even now as I think about it. I am glad that Thanksgiving is almost here. I hope my Aunt Lori brings her lemon chess pie to our family dinner. Whenever I think of clementines, I think of my children. They love to have clementines in their lunch boxes for school and even as a snack at home. We love that clementines are easy to open and smell fresh and are invigorating to the senses. The tangy fruit is sweet, juicy and satisfies a sweet tooth in a light way. Clementines make me smile because I know that they are good for you and fun to eat. Plus Clementines make my children smile when they see them in their lunch box. When my children smile, I smile.

Seventh Generation is sponsoring a "Nature Makes Perfect Scents" sweepstakes. In this sweepstakes, you may enter to win a trip for 2 to one of the regions where lemons, clementines and lavender grow. These trip destinations may even include France and Italy or even Vermont which is Seventh Generation’s home state and the inspiration for its Free & Clear line. The winner gets to choose the region for their trip. This is very exciting and you can only win if you enter the sweepstakes. Please visit the Seventh Generation website to find out more about their new product line and to enter the sweepstakes for yourself.

Seventh Generation knows that nature makes perfect scents. I look forward to entering their sweepstakes and to trying their new product line. Will you enter the sweepstakes too? You have to be in it to win it. Good luck!

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Seventh Generation blogging program, for a gift card worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Introducing Party Beans Products



I am a member of tomoson and they have teamed up with Party Beans Products for this fun review opportunity. I thought that this would be a fun product to review and hopefully some of my readers will enjoy it too.

Party Beans Products are easy to create and fun to give. This is a great way to send a personalized and thoughtful gift to anyone on your list. Party Beans Products are also great for wedding favors, bridal shower favors, and baby favors. I would think that customized favors are great for any occassion when party favors are required.

My first step to creating my custom favors was to go to their website http://www.partybeans.com/ and decide which type of personalized favors that I wanted to create. You can see all of the types of favors that are available by putting your mouse on the word "shop" at the top of the page. Find the favor that you wish to create on the list and click on it. I chose to go with birthday favors for this review and once the page loaded, I clicked on "create it". On this page you will see a number system that will lead you through the product making process.

Step 1 Pick a Product: This is a sliding bar line of the Party Bean Products that are available for customization. You simply slide the bar under the products to see what is available in the category that you chose. When you see a design that you like, you click on its picture to see the pricing information. You will see that the higher quantity that you purchase, the lower the price will be. In this step you will enter the total number of the items that you will need.

Step 2 Customize It: To me, this was the most fun step of the ordering process. It was quick and user friendly. When I customized my favors, I started with the candy selection first. Once you click on the word "candy" you will see a drop down box. Here you may choose from m&ms, mints, jelly belly, or even no candy. After the candy selection was made, I went over to the "background" button. This is where you choose the theme, texture, color and gradient of your personalized favor design. Again, they use a sliding bar to view all of the backgrounds that are available. Once you find one that you like, click on it and it will be applied to your favor. Next we click on the word "image". Here you may choose your occassion and either use a clipart image that they provide or upload your own picture to use on the favor. Once your image is on the favor you may click on the word "text". As you type your text, it will be displayed on the favor image that you have already created. You will be able to automatically see what the finished product will look like as you create it. This will allow for less error and you will be happier with your finalized product because you can make changes as you go. Once you are happy with your product, you click "add to cart". On the next page you will fill out your billing information and payment options. They even take paypal. Yay!

I can appreciate that Party Beans Products are easy and fun to create. Their website is very user friendly and they provide excellent customer service and shipping. I love that there are no order minimums and I can see me using this service for stocking stuffers this holiday season. Although this didn't happen to me, I am told that if the picture resolution or text that you choose for your favors aren't a good match for the product, that they will contact you before your product is printed.

For my review I chose to use pictures of my children from our football season this year. My products came out very nice and clear. I am sorry that my review photos don't reflect the true quality of the items that I received. If my picture were clearer, you would be able to see that I also added text to make my Party Beans Products even more personalized. My children were so excited when they received their tin. My son wanted to take his to school and show everyone and my 7 year old daughter ate all of her jelly bellies in one sitting so that she could use her tin for coins.

You may find Party Beans Products on their website, on facebook and even on twitter.

Disclosure: Through Tomoson, I have received a $25 gift card to Party Beans Products so that I may review their ordering process, products, and shipping service. The opinions are my own. No other compensation took place. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Introducing Weight Watchers Smart Ones Satisfying Selections

I am a member of SocialMoms and they have teamed up with Weight Watchers® Smart Ones® Satisfying Selections for this review opportunity. I am a weight conscious mom who likes to eat hot and healthy meals so I have decided to try the Weight Watchers Smart Ones Satisfying Selections for myself.

Although Weight Watchers Smart Ones Satisfying Selections were introduced to the market in August 2011, they are new to me. I was excited to learn that there are five flavors of the Satisfying Selections to try. Those flavor choices are Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo, Chicken with Broccoli & Cheese, Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry, Sesame Chicken, and Ziti with Meatballs & Cheese. I must say that all of these varieties sound mouth wateringly wonderful and it was a hard decision to just choose 2 flavors to try.

I decided to try the Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Satisfying Selections first. I was pleased with the generous chunks of white meat chicken in this meal. They were very savory and tender. This hearty meal also came with brown rice and plenty of Asian-style vegetables that were marinated in Teriyaki sauce. Since there are only 9 Weight Watchers PointsPlus in this meal, I was able to enjoy this quick to prepare, healthy meal, without any guilt. Plus there were only 340 calories in my meal, 6 total fat grams and a whopping 25 grams of protein! This filling meal left me satisfied and tied over until bedtime.

My second Weight Watchers Smart Ones Satisfying Selections to try was the Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo. Again I was very pleased with the amount of white meat chicken that was included in this meal. There were plentiful chunks of broccoli and pasta covered in alfredo sauce too. I can appreciate that this hearty meal was only 300 calories, 8 PointsPlus Value, 4 grams of fat and yet had 28 grams of protein. I think that this meal was my favorite of the 2. I will definitely be buying this one again, soon!

While my meal was cooking, I looked at the bag of the Weight Watchers Smart Ones Satisfying Selections and noticed that this new line of Weight Watchers meals offers 30% larger portions than the other tray styled frozen meals. I found that these meals are complete and that they are designed to offer a satisfying lunch or dinner with less than 400 calories per serving. I also found that each serving only has 8 to 10 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and they have 25 grams or more of protein in each serving.

Overall, I am amazed by how easy these meals are to prepare and how delicious they taste. You may prepare them in the microwave or on the stove top in less than 10 minutes tops. I can see this being a quick to prepare, healthy meal that even Dad can make.

Disclosure: This post is part of a SocialMoms product evaluation, for which I’ve been selected. I’ve been compensated for my time with 6,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of SocialMoms or Heinz.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kroger Milk Promotion and $25 Gift Card Giveaway CLOSED

I am a member of myblogspark and they have teamed up with Kroger for this great review and giveaway opportunity. My family and I are already Kroger shoppers so I am happy to share this information with you.

Starting November the 13th through November the 26th, you will have the opportunity to receive either free milk (up to $3; limit of 2) or $3 off your shopping order when you purchase of any four participating General Mills products. Some of the participating General Mills products are Cheerios, Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookies, Nature Valley Bars and Fiber One Bars. This promotion will vary in different locations. Please be sure to check your local Kroger Co. Family of Stores for specific deals and offers. These stores include Kroger, Ralphs, King Scoopers, City Market, Dillons, Smith’s, Fry’s, QFC, Baker’s, Owen’s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Fred Meyer, Pay Less Supermarkets and Scott’s Food & Pharmacy.

Giveaway Time: I have received a $25 Kroger gift card so that I may participate in this milk promotion. One of my readers will receive a $25 Kroger family of stores gift card so that they may do the same. This giveaway will end November the 20th. I will be using the rafflecopter form for my first time on this giveaway. Good luck to both of us!

Disclosure: The Kroger gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by Kroger and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.






















Introducing The Slice™ Safety Cutter


I am a member of Tomoson and they have teamed up with The Slice™ Safety Cutter for this review opportunity. Since I am an avid coupon clipper I have decided to participate in this review opportunity and try this new product for myself.

When I go shopping, I always look at the stores sale paper. Sometimes they will have coupons in the add and I normally tear them out and use them. I have always felt awkward about the tattered piece of paper that I hand the cashier and now that I have found Slice™ Safety Cutter - Great for couponers I won't have to do that anymore. I am putting my Slice Safety Cutter in my purse so that I may have it when I need it. Not only will I be able to use my safety cutter at home but I will be able to use it on the go also. I had been looking for a safe and quick way to clip my coupons and I have found it.

I like that Slice™ Safety Cutter - Great for couponers is also great for scrapbooking and it is safe for the kids to help you with it. I will be using my new Slice Safety Cutter during the holiday gift wrapping season also. It will be fun for the kids, they will be able to help cut our paper and I won't have to worry about them hurting theirself.

I like that The Slice™ Safety Cutter has a unique finger friendly, rubberized finish design which allows you to hold the product comfortably. Unlike with traditional scissors, there are no finger holes to worry about fitting in to. There is a safety clip on the cutter that cuts and opens as you use it. The ceramic blade stays sharp and it never rusts. The blade is so tiny that you can barely see it or feel it when you look at it. I like that The Slice™ Safety Cutter is easy to store, it has a built in magnet that will allow you to store it on your fridge or it has a key ring hole that would allow you to put it on your keyring so that you always carry it with you.

Disclosure: I have received one The Slice™ Safety Cutter product so that I may try their product and provide an honest review on it. No other compensation was exchanged. The opinion is my own. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Basa Body, Coconut Oil Body Lotion Giveaway Winner Announcement


Thank you to everyone who took the time out to enter my Basa Body, Coconut Oil Body Lotion Giveaway that ended on 11/06/11. We had 230 entries and I have used randomizer to choose our winner which is lucky number 28, Shannon Egan. They have been emailed and have 48 hours to claim their prize.