Product Review Time – I Feel Like A Goddess!

I don’t know if you have ever heard of the website Influenster.com (that link goes to my profile page 😉 ), but if you like telling other people about the products you use – then you probably want to head on over there and check them out! I have received a couple of VoxBox(es) from them, what is a VoxBox – I know you are curious…They send out a box of things we all buy, complementary to TRY, REVIEW, & SHARE! If this sounds like you too, join the community – we would love to have you! Today’s main reason for posting though….drumroll please….I got a #GoddessVoxBox from #Influenster!!!! The idea or theme to this box is literally treating yourself like a #Goddess! I love it when a #VoxBox shows up and I get to not only try new stuff out, but share what I think with everyone I know! Overall, this box gets 5 excited and enthusiastic stars! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything I tried and have actually decided to begin buying a couple of these items from now on! Here is the rundown: Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner #Pantene #StrongIsBeautiful Always Radiant with FlexFoam #Tampax #WearWhatYouWant SinfulColors Nail Polish #SinfulColors.com #SCKJSatin #SinfulColors Dickinson’s Enhanced Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Hydrating Toner #DickinsonBrands #DickinsonsWitchHazel #CleanseToneRefresh Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads #SoCutex #CutexUS Downy Fresh Protect with in-Wash Febreze Odor Defense #DownyBeads Ebates #Ebates I have really loved every one of the products so far, and will actually be buying the Shampoo & Conditioner, the Nail Polish Remover Pads, Ebates and Always as preferred products when I shop! Did I mention that I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the products!  Thank you Influenster!!! #Influenster I received these products complimentary to TRY, REVIEW & SHARE...

Product Review Time!!! Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads

Fabulous… If I had to describe the Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads in a single word – Fabulous would be the one! I was down to that ugly period where you have pretty much a chipped out blob, in the middle of your fingers…To create a difficult mess to remove, I painted over the original pink with a teal/blue color. The pads were quite wet and easily removed all ten fingers without too much effort. The true bonus is, they sent two more! Now my toes are also polish free, and I have to say, my nails feel good and the smell is pleasant after sitting for a while. If you are sensitive to strong smells, do be mindful, they are pretty strong right out of the package and during use (my chihuahua boy covered his nose lol), but it went away pretty quickly. Overall I’m sold on the ease of use and less materials needing purchase on my end! Seriously, a remover in a single pad, for all 10 fingers – easy, peasy – no mess or big pile of cotton balls and no spilled bottle of remover to ruin the tabletop! I put mine back in the fol pouch it came in and dropped it in the trash. I received this product complimentary to TRY, REVIEW & SHARE!!! #SoCutex #HealthyNails #Influenster...

No Worries…Most Innovative Product I’ve Seen Yet…

Hello My Friends… It really has been a very long time since I have posted, if I could just convey how crazy life has been, I would – but you wouldn’t believe me if I did! 🙂 I need to get back to regular little chats and I just KNOW you are missing all of the superb meals..it is time! I am starting out with a product review; I have done a lot of product reviews with the Influenster website, so I am going to share with you how impressed I really am with the Always Radiant Flex Foam pads. I know, I had friends on Facebook think I was joking when the review showed up in my timeline; but I am really excited that someone has finally created a completely new and amazing feminine hygiene product! What is contained in this little purple box, will revolutionize the way you see the coming of life’s necessities. These are the easiest, most comfortable, and most absorbent product of its kind. No one wants to talk about this stuff, but every single woman has to deal with it at some point; and for me, this product helped take away some of the anxiety associated with this part of being a woman. I literally forgot I was wearing it, and there was never, at any time, an unpleasant odor. Bonus added with the pretty, girly design of the individual packaging, and better yet – you can literally wear anything! I give this product 5 exuberant stars and have decided that this is the product I will buy from this point forward! Thank you to #Influenster and #Tampax for providing a free product to try out and review. You have a new customer. Just to reinforce this, I received this product complimentary for testing...

I’ve Been Cheating – Freezer Meals Kind Of Rock!

I start out the new year with a promise to be more diligent and find more stuff to share and here I am not keeping that so well! Ah, as with resolutions everywhere and every year – I am going to be branching out with some variety and added content….just not maybe every single day 😉 I am such a free spirit, a schedule honestly makes me sweat and think panic mode. But what have we been eating you ask? A friend of mine and I decided we were going to try one of those marathon day cooking projects that would net us a month’s (to split for the first run) worth of meals made and frozen for easy and little effort meals. The ‘plan’ we went with was from The Shabby Creek Cottage and was an entire method of attack, shopping list and recipes to guide us in  this adventure! The Shabby Creek Cottage “A month of freezer meals + shopping list” post was so lovingly printed out with an added touch of  awesome in the form of individual recipe pages and the shopping list, by my hubby – a copy for both friend and I in hand! We started out thinking we were going to be super organized and it would be no sweat. The post figured four hours worth of kitchen time – and I think we were a little slow. 🙂 Seven hours later we were loaded up with meals and really had a good day of cooking and visiting; and an added bonus – she brought her two kiddos and the house, while pretty loud was filled with laughter and good times. The kids actually kept themselves very occupied and didn’t tear a single thing up! BONUS 😀 Other than taking a whole lot of time, we really had few ‘tips’ or ‘necessary changes’, but there were a few. First, look at her tips – seriously, wear comfortable shoes! LOL, I constantly run bare or sock footed (is that a word?), but I was hurting after doing it for the cook-off. Overall the recipes were pretty simple – HUGE note, if you do not own a scale that does pounds, then pay attention to your meat. You are cooking large amounts all at once for timing sake, but remember you have to measure out a certain number of pounds or individual chicken breasts – be mindful, this oversight ended in us not having the extra shredded chicken in small bags (but probably really meaty dishes!) Also, same thing applies to the rice (and a total afterthought on my half – if you have a partner and can manage 1 person working on beef meals and one working on chicken meals – the process would probably be much quicker). The only other real issue we came across, was with the ingredients “a HUGE (like double the size regular) jar of marinara and the biggest tub of ricotta you can find” being the directions. We talked about exactly how big her quantities were, because we had zero leftover marinara and had to send hubby on an emergency store run to procure more ricotta. The day left us ladies (and even hubby – because he was invaluable) feeling pretty accomplished and at least us beyond excited to try the meals! And as of this post, our family has had the chili (this was another one we didn’t end up with extra of and can’t figure out where we ran short on this one) – both as fantastically awesome chili dogs with cheese and also as a bowl of hearty goodness. We also used the mild beans when making it, as with my stomach issues the spicy just isn’t an option for me. But a nice big double thumbs up on the chili. We also had the Chicken and Dressing — and holy guacamole is it sinfully delicious! We put it on top of plain long grain white rice with butter and creamed spinach and were so happy with that dinner and the taste of the sage dressing was intense! Another double thumbs up on that one too. I am probably going to make a couple more full batches of this one to keep on hand. Tonight we had the Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Bake and this is the first one we weren’t crazy about. The taste was overall really decent, but the noodles just didn’t cook up the way I would have liked. Some were a little tough, but it reminded me of a Grandma Ruby attempt at tuna casserole. (I know, that is a reference that probably bears explanation, but let’s leave it at she made everything she tried...

A New Year & New Adventures To Try

Well, with the hustle and bustle of the new year, making new friendships, volunteering our time and dealing with illness in the family – I think it is safe to say that 2014 is already proving to be beyond busy. I have so many meals to share with you all that have been done and just haven’t found ample time to get to blogging. So with this post, I am making it my goal to not only keep busy with God guiding me where I am meant to be, but also to blog a lot more on the personal experiences along with sharing the meals. My reading has also gotten so far behind, and instead of trying to stress out and do everything, my fun reading will have to be one of the things I have to push back a little. This is simply due to the fact that there are not physically enough hours in the day! 😀 So to you, my readers I say Happy 2014! I pray that each of you has a stellar year and find more blessings that you can count surrounding you. Now, onto the posts…And feel free to share your goals for the upcoming year! Or you can ALWAYS share a recipe – you know I love trying new recipes!...

Nashville Through My Eye

Just like my post about hubby’s pics, I had to share Nashville through my eyes. Enjoy the shots, leave me some feedback :))                ...