Saturday, February 28, 2015

This year’s NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY is March 3rd! At IHOP you can get FREE pancakes when you stop by between 7am and 10pm!
IHOP is also using this time to support the Children’s Miracle Network by taking voluntary donations.
If you donate $5 toward the Children’s Miracle Network, IHOP will also give you a $5 coupon for your next visit.

Friday, February 27, 2015

SM-165 Finger Pulse Oximeter Review

Product Description

SM-165 Finger Pulse Oximeter :
1. FDA Approved. Measures quickly and accurately pulse rate and SpO2 blood oxygen saturation of arterial hemoglobin levels.
2. Bright Color OLED display shows real time Pulse Rate Plesthymograph wave of strength of pulse, Pulse Rate and bar graph, SpO2 level and Battery level.
3. Rotatable multidirectional display, allows you to view your results in any direction plus Plesthymograph wave options.
4. Light and compact, accommodates wide range of finger sizes, long battery life, automatic power off after 8 seconds. Not a medical device.
5. You Get: Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, Neck/Wrist Cord, Case, User Manual, 2-AAA Batteries, plus our no-hassle 1 year warranty and friendly customer service.

My Thoughts
I have never owned a pulse oximeter although they have used them on me at the doctor all the time. I have asthma and COPD plus anemic so my oxygen levels are always lower than other people. But now with the pulse oximeter, I can tell when my oxygen is low and I need a breathing treatment or if its so that I need to go to the doctor. The meter was so simple and easy to use. Just sit down. Take 2 deep breaths and then turn the meter on and stick your finger it. Its so fast that within seconds it displays your oxygen and pulse rate. There is an adorable little case to hold the meter and a cord that you can either wrap around your wrist or let it hang from your neck.

If you need a good quality dependable oximeter then order yours today from Amazon

I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Our Disneyside Party

I received one or more of the products mentioned below for free from Mom Select and #DisneySide. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Thanks to Mom Select, BSM Media and Disney Parks! And also to the sponsors that included items in my awesome kit~ All, Wisk, Snuggle, HP, Crayola, Chef Duff, Twinings, Soy Vay! and Wilton!  Just a big shout out to all the wonderful sponsors for helping my grandson have a wonderful party.

Got the idea for the krispy treat Mickey Cake from Kristen at Ready, Set, Parenthood

We have been trying to have my grandson's 6th birthday party for over 2 weeks now but the snow just kept coming. The roads have been impassable and no one could even come to the party. So today the temps got up to 35 degrees and the roads were clear, we decided to throw an impromptu party. It wasn't as well put together as we had hoped since start to finish it was a total of 5 hours and that includes making the Mickey treat cake. But we are expecting more snow tonight and then I have to work 10 hour days over the next 3 days so today was our last chance to get the party completed. We ended up with 6 children and 6 adults so not bad for such a quick party. This was my first time hosting a #DisneySide party but hopefully it won't be my last and each one will be better than the last.

These are the Mickey ear headbands we made for the party. I got the idea from Spark Your Motivation

Here is a bit of the table being setup and decorated

This is my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter wearing her Mickey Ears

This is my oldest granddaughter with her Minnie ears.

This is our birthday boy, Frankie.

This is our 15 month old and she wanted no part in Mickey ears or the background photo.

Best coloring page of the day.

I received one or more of the products mentioned below for free from Mom Select and #DisneySide. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Thanks to Mom Select, BSM Media and Disney Parks! And also to the sponsors that included items in my awesome kit~ All, Wisk, Snuggle, HP, Crayola, Chef Duff, Twinings, Soy Vay! and Wilton!

Top Quality Reflective Running-Walking-Cycling Vest Review

Product Description

GREATER VISIBILITY - Stay safe while running, jogging, walking, cycling or doing any outdoor activity day or night. The Flex Active Sports reflective vest is adjustable for a perfect fit that stays secure while wearing.
WIDER REFLECTIVE STRIP - The material is wider than most vests on the market and the reflective strip is 3/4 inches for more visibility.
FULLY ADJUSTABLE - Our reflective vest fits both men and women. It's fully adjustable to ensure a snug fit so the vest stays in place for a full range of motion. It can easily fit over sports gear or bulky clothes.
S/M/L ADJUSTABLE SIZE - S/M/L: - Waist Band: 63 - 100cm (25 - 39 inch) Shoulder Straps: 38 - 58cm (15 - 23 inch) waist to shoulder
FAST QUICK RELEASE FRONT CLIP - Plus 4 adjustable buckles for easy adjustments for a perfect fit.

My Thoughts
 This review is near and dear to my heart. I am sure I will cry while trying to type it :(. 3 years ago my baby brother (21 years old) was walking home at night and was struck and killed by a car. My world was shattered and my heart broken forever. Since that time, I have become more aware of just how often people are struck by cars often fatally. I personally have trouble with night vision and for this reason I don't drive at night if possible but there are times that I have to. I see people walking and they are in dark clothes and honestly just too hard to see until you are upon them. As a person walking, I am sure they never realize that they aren't visible to the drivers. I wish everyone would wear one of these reflective vests so they could be seen. I have actually given reflective material to people to wear at night for that reason. Don't be a statistic when something as simple as this running vest can save your life. Stand out at night.

In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians and 726 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts). Nearly one-third (32 percent) of all pedestrian fatalities occurred between 8:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.

Buy yours today at Amazon. 

Watch how easy it is to put the vest on. Sorry its sideways but I couldn't' figure out how to turn it :)

I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Seeds of Change Review

Discover the goodness of Seeds of Change® organic food from seed-to-plate. Enjoy flavorful and authentic recipes from around the world using naturally delicious simmer sauces and rice and grains.
Seeds of Change® believes that being part of cultivating change feels good. That's why everything they do and make has the future of our world in mind.
For over 20 years, Seeds of Change® has been committed to preserving biodiversity and promoting the use of sustainable organic agricultural practices, as well as offering an abundance of intriguing choices to surprise your palate!
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My Review
I used to be a devoted fan of The Biggest Loser and they are always eating quinoa. Living in the heart of southern WV, quinoa isn't a staple food here.So I had to head to Pinterest for some recipes to try it out.
Quinoa Fried Rice from Cooking for Keeps

Broccoli Cheddar Quick Bites from Alida's Kitchen

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Smiley 360 Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

100% Pure Organic Rosehip Seed Oil Review

Product Description
Beauty provided by Nature

Organic Rosehip Seed Oil from Foxbrim. 100% Pure, Cold Pressed and Unrefined. Sourced directly from Chile.

With Foxbrim's Organic Rosehip Seed Oil you can:
- Slow and reduce visible signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines
- Fade age spots, skin discoloration and hyper-pigmentation
- Reduce appearance of burns and blemishes
- Heal scarring and diminish photo-aging
- Create even and beautiful skin tone

Foxbrim's Organic Rosehip Seed Oil includes:
+ Vitamin A
+ Vitamin C
+ Linoleic Acid (Omega-6)
+ Linolenic Acid (Omega-3)
+ Lycopene (antioxidant)
+ Beta-carotene (antioxidant)

Treat your skin to the best nature has to offer.

My Thoughts
 I love to use natural products and really enjoy essential oils. My aunts used to own their own soap making business and we dealt with a lot of essential oils. Everyone was always requesting soaps made with RoseHip seed oil  because there is so much research out there on the benefits to your skin. 

Readers of my blog know that I love natural remedies and beauty treatments. I just think that is how God intended it to be. Plus I learned a lot about oils helping my aunt with her handcrafted soap business at times. 
I put the rosehip seed oil on my face and I also put it on my elbows.My whole life I have been bothered with dark sandpapery dry elbows. After just two doses of the roseseed hip oil, my elbows were no longer dark and dry. 
Not going to lie, I hate the smell of this oil but my daughter is liike "Mom, it just smells like vegetable oil".I don't like the smell of vegetable oil either :) But this oil is fast absorbing, and doesn't smell after its dry.  When I would rub it in, I could use the keyboard and stuff without having to wash it off my hands and there was no greasy residue.

Here are some interesting articles I found online while researching Organic Rosehip Seed Oil. 
Rosehip Seed Oil: Why This Miracle Skincare Product Will Be The Next Coconut Oil 

Rosehip Seed Oil: The Miracle Natural Oil For Premature Aging 

What You Need to Know About Rosehip Seed Oil 

Now that you have read the articles and know how wonderful this oil works buy a bottle at Amazon for yourself.  

I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Host a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Live Viewing Party

I would so love to get picked to host a viewing party for the grandbabies and their friends.

Host a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Live Viewing Party

Do you want your kid(s) to host the biggest party of the year? Of course you do! If you're selected to host a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards™ Live Viewing Party on March 28, your kids and their friends will watch the awards LIVE at 8/7c and get a special DVD with cool behind-the-scenes footage! Nickelodeon will send you all of the tools you need to make your viewing party a huge success. Plus there'll be plenty of DIY fun! Get ready to watch the KCAs LIVE and host the party everyone is sure to be talking about. Be there or be slimed!

This event is only open to residents of the US.

If you’re selected and confirmed as a host, your exclusive Party Pack will contain:

Special Nickelodeon DVD
KCA T-shirt
Color-changing slime cups
KCA glasses
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards posters
Temporary tattoos
Magnetic photo frames
And more!

© 2015 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, Kids' Choice and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Best For My Pets Bully Sticks Review

Product Description
  • MORE THAN JUST ENTERTAINING YOUR DOG! Did you know that chewing gives dogs a sense of comfort calming them down? More than that, chewing on BULLY STICKS becomes a fun and natural way to CLEAN TEETH and keep them strong. This delicious long-lasting chewing treat helps to maintain your dog's oral hygiene and health.
  • ALL NATURAL, 100% PURE BEEF. Our bully sticks are free of chemical, preservatives or additives. Made of dried muscle, they are Gluten-Free and Grain-Free, 100% digestible. Hard like bones, it is very difficult to break them into smaller pieces. Choose something remarkable and safe to satisfy your dog's cravings to chew.
  • DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY. Low in fat, our bully sticks are a powerful source of protein. Stop feeling guilty by giving your dog unhealthy treats. You will be pleased to see how happy your dog will be with our yummy bully sticks.
  • THE BEST VALUE! We offer the same or better benefits than the more expensive brands BUT we believe EVERYONE should benefit from giving their dogs the highest quality bully sticks. We have the BEST VALUE bully sticks out there! Other brands will either have bad products for a lower price or the same product for a lot more money. TRY IT NOW! You have NOTHING to lose and EVERYTHING to GAIN.
  • YOUR DOG HAPPY OR YOUR MONEY BACK✭ At Best for My Pets, we fully stand behind our product and we go beyond the Amazon's 30 days return policy and offer you a NO-QUESTIONS-ASKED GUARANTEE. So if your dog does not love our bully sticks or if you don't feel 100% satisfied we will refund your money. No questions asked. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority and we want to build a strong and long lasting relationship with our customers. TRY IT TOTALLY RISK FREE! NO EMPTY PROMISES!

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My dogs went wild over the bully sticks. My boy dog rubbed his face along his before eating it.
This is my mommy dog in her chair watching to make sure the other dogs don't jump up to get her bully stick. 
Here is a little video of Tinkerbell and Bear chewing their #bullysticks.

It's really funny because normally the dogs bark at everything but the whole time they are chewing on the bully sticks, nothing distracts them. If you say their name, they will roll their eyes toward you but keep right on chewing. I should buy more as a quiet factor alone :). I liked that the sticks did not splinter or become a gooey mess no matter how long the dogs chewed on them. My only recommendation for improvement would be to over a stick half the length of these for smaller dogs. All four of our dogs really LOVED the bully sticks.

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

The Inheritance Review

Product Description
One day, Angie, a smart, sexy woman, finds out she has inherited a totally unexpected fortune from a complete stranger. What does one do with that kind of information? Who is Wilcox, and why did he give her all his worldly possessions?
Follow this intriguing tale of theft, love, and riches, as Angie unravels the past.

See Gwen's letters and thoughts on our website:

t first I was very confused because it started in the middle and then brought you up to how they got to that point. I loved the character of Angie and she has the potential to be an amazing character if the author would write a series of mysteries featuring them. She is such a smart, strong, complex woman and I was rooting for her. I am not big on romance stories so I think that was a factor in why I didn't love this story. Honestly if I loved romance I wouldn't like that part of the story line. I am not big on domineering men, and I would never date a thief. I didn't find the male lead to be a likeable character at all. I enjoyed the author's style of writing and had to read the book in one reading because I couldn't put it down. I really can't stress how much I would love to see a series of mysteries with Angie as the main character in them. She could solve financial mysteries. So while I did not like the romance, that was about the only part I didn't like. I liked all the other characters, I liked the back story lines, and the action to it plus I loved Angie. I would recommend reading this book if only so you can meet Angie. 

Buy your kindle copy today on Amazon  and let me know your thoughts on this book.

Somehow I ended up not getting my copy to review so I did purchase this myself on Amazon but that doesn't change my review process. It is still my honest opinion.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Gold and Silver Flash Tattoos by Voodoo Tattoo Review + Giveaway

Alert: I had to end my giveaway a day early. I somehow missed seeing that the deadline for contest submissions was the 27th not the 28th. So I closed the giveaway and promise to be more aware next time. 

Product Description
Product Description:
Shine like a goddess in seconds with the Voodoo Tattoo Goddess Set
-FAST - You're sparkling in less than five minutes 
-EASY - Simple to apply and maintain 
-BEAUTIFUL - Turn heads, and shine like a Mitus Maiden 

Money Back Guarantee 
Simply Put - We want the purchase to work for you. If for any reason this product is not meeting your expectations, just send us a note and we'll be happy to take care of you. 

Buy Now 
Yes. You deserve this. Click Buy Now before we are out of stock! 

Here is a little video I created applying the tattoos. Please ignore the munchkin voice. 

Voodoo Tattoos offer 5 different sheets of tattoo and I received the Petra sheet.

We had a blast playing with the tattoos. I have always loved the stick on tattoos, Remember buying gum to get the tattoos? Or is that telling my age? The tattoos went on smooth and they lasted until we removed them. It wasn't hard to remove the tattoos. We only had to use a damp cloth and rub over them.
Order your Voodoo Tattoos today from Amazon and get free shipping. Or you enter the giveaway below to win a set of your very own. 

DISCLAIMER: 1 Winner will receive a sheet of Gold and Silver Flash Tattoos by Voodoo Tattoo. Giveaway will start February 14, 2015 at 1:00 AM EST and will end  February 26, 2015 at  11:59 pm EST. This will be open to US residents only. The prize cannot be shipped to a P.O. box address. Winners will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. I am not responsible for prize fulfillment. My role is to give the sponsor the information of the winner and they will directly ship the prize to the winner. I have received a product/s mentioned above to in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own and are not influenced in any way. No other form of compensation was received. I do not share or sell information and all information shared with me will solely be used for prize shipment. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Ultimate Travel Pillow by AirComfy Review

Product Description


Our low-profile travel pillow gives neck or back support for travel in the car, airplanes, or basic support at home while relaxing. It is also great as a customizable lumbar support pillow to give you extra comfort in office chairs, or anywhere you find yourself in need. 

-Low Profile - Relaxing shouldn't require you to feel claustrophobic. Relax without the bulkiness of traditional U-shaped neck pillows.
-Self-Inflatable - Simply turn the easy-open valve, and within seconds your pillow will be ready to use.
-Full Neck Support - The pillow center cradles the arch in your neck, providing ample support right where you need it.
-Keep Your Head Up - Our unique side wings prevent your head from tilting, so you won't have to endure neck pain later.
-Strap It On - No need to lose that perfect pillow placement. Secure it to your headrest with our handy elastic band.
-Easy to Clean - Our fabric easily wipes clean with a damp cloth.


The unique, low-profile shape of our pillow cradles the arch in your neck--providing ample support right where you need it, and ditching the bulk where you don't. Unlike traditional neck pillows, the side wings of our design support your head from tilting, while still allowing you to interact with your neighbors. Best of all, its inflatable construciton features a luxurious inner foam that gives support without a hollow, bouncy feeling of other inflatables.

Customers have also reported the pillow to be particularly useful for those with chronic neck pain and other spinal/neck conditions. Consider its use as a therapeutic neck pillow to reduce strain and provide ample support whenever and wherever it is needed.

In's not just for airplane travel!  We're certain you'll also find plenty of uses in the home, office, and car!!

I have been having major back pain for the past 4 months so this pillow came just in time. Even just sitting caused me pain. I have been using this pillow at my computer desk for support and can really tell a difference. The pillow is supposed to self-inflate when I open the valve but the pillow I received didn't self-inflate. Not sure if I didn't know what I was doing or it just didn't inflate. I had to blow into the valve to inflate the pillow. Even with my bad lungs it wasn't hard to inflate.  Another plus is that the air doesn't leak out or the pillow deflate after a few days. Really enjoyed reviewing this product.

Order yours on Amazon today

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

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Winners of the Purex Power Shot Detergent Coupons

We have winners for the Purex Power Shot Detergent Coupons. Nicki J and Gayle S. I hope everyone checks back as I will be having another giveaway going up this week for some awesome temporary tattoos.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Fisher Price Aptivity Case Giveaway

This case is so adorable for children and it makes the iPad so much easier for their little hands to hold. Enter and win.
This giveaway is hosted by
Heather from Mommy Only Has 2 Hands,
Katriza from Everything Home Life
Maryam from Elite Mama.
We are excited to give one reader this awesome little aptivity case, that is more than just a case. This case is perfect for your preschooler who is learning to read and write.

Weather you have an ipad mini or an ipad 1, 2, 3 that your child uses, you can use this aptivity case to help improve your child's letter recognition and writing. You can also download other Fisher Price aptivity games and learning apps at the app store.


Here's some product details:
  • Available in blue or pink
  • Clear protective screen helps keep your iPad mini/Ipad 2 safe!
  • Use with any app or download our FREE Create & Learn App, available on the App Stores
  • Attached stylus
  • Easy-grip side handles for extra safety
  • Lets kids enjoy their very own apps while protecting mom or dad's device
  • Sized just right for kids to hold
  • Includes a stylus and 13 double sided augmented reality cards for use with free app
  • Kids can navigate through the alphabet and use the stylus and unique fonts to write letters and words as well as use the art tools and activities to color, do puzzles or draw.
Giveaway Details: Please note, this is a giveaway for a Fisher Price Aptivity case. We are not giving away an ipad. You will need to confirm when you enter the giveaway that you understand this by telling us which apple device you have. This giveaway is open to those 18 years and older with a valid email address that you will be contacted with if you are to win. Heather from "Mommy Only Has 2 Hands" is responsible for the distribution of this giveaway. Because this is a giveaway, we do not warranty the product. Any defect to the product must be reported within 48 hours if it needs to be replaced. 

Fisher Price Aptivity Case for Ipad Mini or Ipad 2

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Deliciously Savvy Culinary Gadgets Giveaway

Deliciously Savvy's Culinary Gadgets Giveaway ~ Ends 2/26


Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy

Co-Hosted BY:

PLUS a big thank you to all other blogs promoting this giveaway!

Welcome to the Culinary Gadgets Giveaway! 1 Lucky Winner Will Receive all of the products below!

A Big Thank You & Shout Out To Each Of The Sponsors Below!

1 Lucky Winner Will Receive:

KitchenPalz Smooth Edge Automatic Electric Can Opener

kitchen 1($39.99 ARV)

Shatterproof Glass Water Bottle - 3 Pack Giveaway

You know you want to win all these neat kitchen gadgets. I am a gadget addict myself and love trying them all out.

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