Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Suave 3-in-1 Wash for Kids

I was pretty thrilled to get a sample from Suave in the mail of this new 3-in-1 kids wash.  It cleans my toddler from head to toe, leaving shiny hair and nourished skin.  What is not to love?  The scent is fun too, and it lathers like a dream.  I wasn't aware of this product before and now that I have used it, I wonder what took them so long?  Two thumbs up Suave.  Another affordable quality product

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Organization With Buttoned Up

I was sitting on my back porch with my husband recently remembering our situation a year ago.  He had just accepted a job in our current city, we had just got a contract on our new house, and we were about to receive an offer on our old home.  It was a stressful time and something we are glad we did, but we hope we don't have to repeat it anytime soon!

I remember the process of packing.  It was good because it forced me to go through what we had and donate, throw away, or pass on our unwanted items.  It was nice to unpack boxes in our new home and not have to find a place for all of the clutter we left behind.  For this reason, it would be nice to move regularly, but that isn't about to happen!




I recently accepted an opportunity to partner with Buttoned Up and test out their online program Buttoned Up's Kickstart Boot Camp.  It is like being forced to go through all of my stuff again, but not actually move.  What an awesome idea!  I have been doing it for a couple of weeks now, and I must say it is pretty amazing at all I have accomplished.  Each day I have a task emailed to me - something like a entry way clean up, kitchen clean up, or bedroom closet organization.  Not only am I told what to do, but they explain how to go about cleaning up a certain area.  Just one thing a day is easy enough to accomplish - right?

Better yet, I have been given a website to go to where I can connect with others going through the Buttoned Up's Kickstart Boot Camp.  There I can ask questions, get ideas, and share what I might be struggling with.  It really is a community all striving for one thing - to declutter!  

Check it out, let me know what you think.  I would love to know!

Buttoned Up's Kickstart Boot Camp

As a little token of my thanks to you for checking it out, here is a coupon code for you to use:  LFMT15
This coupon gives you a 15% discount on the Kickstart Boot Camp - DIY, Personal Accountability or One-on-One coaching level. You are welcome!

As a note of disclosure, I was given a free trial of Buttoned Up's Kickstart Boot Camp in return for my honest review of the program. I wouldn't recommend something I don't personally believe in, so trust that my opinion is sincere.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

TastyKake

What is TastyKake? It is like a special treat made for adults. I received a sample of TastyKake in my Influenster VoxBox to try, and what a treat! Sometimes you want to indulge in something sweet but don't want to make a huge cake. This is a great idea on how to get a portion of yummy cake without guilt (well too much guilt at least!) I shared my TastyKake Peanut Butter Creme filled cake with my daughter. We agree - yummy! I think these would be fun for a picnic. Check them out!

Kandy Bar Kakes are the best of both worlds. Light and fluffy chocolate enrobed cakes come in a unique kandy bar shape with a delicious créme filling made with your favorite candy flavors. Available in S'mores, Peppermint, and Peanut Butter flavor.

tastykake.com




Secret Outlast

I used Secret deodorant when I was younger.  I loved the smell and the great protection against wet marks and odor, but had a hard time with the white marks it would leave on my clothes.  Since then, I had switched to Dove Deodorants.  The smell was equally as great, the protection adequate, and the white marks, well better at least.

I was excited to receive a sample of Secret Outlast completely clean clear gel.  On the packaging it stated that it worked for 48 hours.  It was an impressive claim that I intended to check out.  I wore this deodorant to my favorite cardio workout class - one that is guaranteed to make me sweat.  Not only did I have no marks left on my clothes, but I found this Secret to work better than anything I had used before.  I was sweating pretty good during the class, but my underarms were dry, and the only smell coming from me was that of the deodorant.

I would recommend this deodorant, and I intend on sticking with it for a long time coming.  It is perfect for that black dress that you want to go party in!

I received a sample of Secret Outlast through the Influenster VoxBox program.  I was not compensated for this post, but wanted to share my review with you.  Thanks for reading!

Secret Outlast Deo Dance! 


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Red Envelope, Shari's Berries, and Mother's Day!

I have had the pleasure of working with the online company Red Envelope Brands for several months now.  Through this program, I have been able to sample items for sale from Personal Creations, ProFlowers.com, and Shari's Berries.  I have yet to be disappointed, and this month's review will follow this trend!

I just got back from an amazing vacation.  My hubby and I went away for a few days to enjoy life in Las Vegas.  We picked this past weekend to go because Bon Jovi was in town for his Because We Can tour.  After our tickets were purchased, we found out that Kenny Chesney was going to be at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel the night before.  Two concerts in two nights is a lot.  Lucky for me, we were able to stay with my mother who lives just a short drive away from the strip.  There is something great about being able to go on a vacation while also have all of the comforts of home.  It really was the perfect situation.

So how do I thank my mom for helping to make our trip so wonderful?  With all of the options available through the Red Envelope Brands, I don't have to struggle with finding something unique, fun, and easy.  The strawberries I had ordered last time were AMAZING!  I remember that they were super big and ripe.  I wouldn't worry about sending them to a warm climate like Las Vegas, because they are shipped overnight with ice and enclosed in a cooler to keep them in an ideal environment.
Do you remember how I mentioned that they add new stuff all the time?  I did notice that they have chocolates for sale now through this site.  Gourmet chocolates, some hand made can all be delivered to your mother this Mother's Day.  One option caught my eye right away - The Deluxe Ghiradelli Chocolate Rush.  I love Ghiradelli Chocolate, and the idea of a gift basket was perfect.  I chose my delivery day and waited for my basket to arrive.

I received just what I ordered.  The communication through the site is wonderful.  They email you to let you know that your gift is ready to be shipped, and again the next day after the delivery has taken place.  For those of us with mothers in a different state, this type of option is great.  I also like the ability to purchase an item today, but pick the exact date for it to be delivered on.  How many places allow you to buy your Mother's Day gift 3 weeks in advance and have it delivered the Friday before Mother's Day?  I know ordering your Mother's Day gift from Shari's Berries in advance will save many people from the headache of getting a gift at the last minute.
Do you remember how I mentioned that they add new stuff all the time?  I did notice that they have chocolates for sale now through this site.  Gourmet chocolates, some hand made can all be delivered to your mother this Mother's Day.  

One option caught my eye right away - The Deluxe Ghiradelli Chocolate Rush.  I love Ghiradelli Chocolate, and the idea of a gift basket was perfect.  I chose my delivery day and waited for my basket to arrive.
I received just what I ordered.  The communication through the site is wonderful.  They email you to let you know that your gift is ready to be shipped, and again the next day after the delivery has taken place.  For those of us with mothers in a different state, this type of option is great.  I also like the ability to purchase an item today, but pick the exact date for it to be delivered on.  How many places allow you to buy your Mother's Day gift 3 weeks in advance and have it delivered the Friday before Mother's Day?  I know ordering your Mother's Day gift from Shari's Berries in advance will save many people from the headache of getting a gift at the last minute.

I received just what I ordered.  The communication through the site is wonderful.  They email you to let you know that your gift is ready to be shipped, and again the next day after the delivery has taken place.  For those of us with mothers in a different state, this type of option is great.  I also like the ability to purchase an item today, but pick the exact date for it to be delivered on.  How many places allow you to buy your Mother's Day gift 3 weeks in advance and have it delivered the Friday before Mother's Day?  I know ordering your Mother's Day gift from Shari's Berries in advance will save many people from the headache of getting a gift at the last minute.

This month I was asked to review Shari's Berries again which made me super happy.  I had ordered from this site a few months back, and I was excited to see all of the new options available since the last time I had visited.

So are you ready for the good part?  I have a coupon link for you to use to receive your choice of 20% off your order over $39, or 40% off the Fancy Berries, and more.  Check it out, find something perfect for mom, use a coupon to get a great deal, and your work is done!  You'll thank me later.


I was offered a choice of products at Shari's Berries in return for my unbiased review.  I found it difficult to narrow down what I received, and I would freely choose Shari's Berries as a site to purchase fun gifts to send for any occasion.  Opinions in this post are my own, and I will only recommend products and services that I believe are worth sharing.  Thanks for reading and make sure to share something sweet with your mother this Mother's Day!





 




Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Fast Metabolism Diet


I have been a subscriber to various Craveboxes over the past year.  It is a fun program where you are sent a box for a small fee.  You know the theme of the box, but have little idea of exactly what is inside.  Last week I received a Bikini Ready Cravebox.  Inside where different goodies including a Zone Bar, a gift membership to GymPact, wax strips, lotions and oils, and a copy of this hard copy - just released book by Haylie Pomroy.  I actually watched the author on Dr. Oz last month as she explained the theory for her book.  Ms. Pomroy is well educated in nutrition and believes that the simple idea of calories in and calories out is the wrong way to manage weight.

This book is designed to lead the reader through 28 days of food that will reset the metabolism, allowing the dieter to ignite his or her fat-burning metabolism.  Critics warn that the food offered in the book is very low - calorie, and practically void of fat.  I know anyone trying to lose weight on a low-calorie and no fat diet is going to be extremely hungry.  However, I want to decide on my own.  If the food is healthy and the diet makes sense, why not give it a try?

I will admit, I am not going to start on this diet right away.  I have a vacation planned next week, and dieting is supposed to be accomplished prior to that vacation!  I guess I will see if the book and diet do well to get me back on track when I return home.

If you are interested in Cravebox, I would recommend it!  I think it is a fun way to send yourself or someone you love a fun surprise.  The cost for the boxes changes, but I love the option of signing up for only the boxes you are interested in.  Boxes can be food related, for those with kids or pets, and even boxes for cleaning.  Costs are usually $12-$16 per box and you can save a few bucks if you want to put your name in a lottery to possibly receive a box.  Do me a favor and list me as a referral if you do sign up for a box as it allows me to get a free referral box.  Thanks!

I will let you know what I think of this book in a little over a month.  Until then, I am off for a vacay!  Thanks for reading.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

ProFlowers.com - My Fun Review!

Flowers aren't just for Valentine's Day.  They mark occasions of joy and sorrow, love and loss, celebrations and expectations.  I have found myself at the store in the late afternoon and have often stood in line behind a man buying flowers.  I like to imagine a reason he is picking up the bouquet - is he surprising his wife on her birthday or anniversary, apologizing for hurting his love, or could he be delivering a little bit of beauty to someone who is suffering a loss?  I recently lost someone dear to me, and just seeing the delivery truck pull up in my driveway was enough to bring me to tears. The thoughtful gesture of giving flowers to another lives on and fortunately, we have more options of what and how we give them. 


In order to give an accurate review of the site ProFlowers.com, I had to order something from the site.  I must say, I had a hard time choosing just what I would order.  In the end, a special offer caught my eye - For $29.98 I ordered the Premium Grower's Choice.  I didn't know what flowers I was going to receive, but  I did upgrade my order for their Romantic Version which came with a box of chocolates, a premium vase, and a cute teddy bear.  The upgrade was just $9.99 more.  I was super impressed at all of the flower varieties, and they had some great sales on different flower options.  I chose my delivery date, and waited to see what the Grower's Choice was going to include. 


I knew when the FedEx truck pulled up, my flowers had arrived. They were expertly packaged with the stems kept moist and the roses (yes roses!) enclosed in a box protected from harm. They were arranged perfectly in the box, and I didn't quite do them justice as I placed them in their vase. I received 2 dozen red roses, a beautiful red vase, a small box of chocolates, and a super-soft bear. It was more than I hoped for, but exactly what I wanted! It took a little explaining to get my husband to understand how this beautiful arrangement came to me.


Premium Grower's Choice from ProFlowers.Com with upgraded vase, teddy bear, and box of Chocolates


I love roses, but I have never had a bouquet last more than 3 days.  One thing I just love about ProFlowers.com is that their flowers are GUARANTEED to last 7 days.  I was going to put them to the test!  Here is a picture of me and my roses a week after they arrived at my house.  They are still beautiful and fragrant.  I have moved them around to different locations in my house just so I can enjoy their beauty.  There is nothing that can compare.



 Here we are at the end of March with Easter just about to spring on us.  What comes next? - Mother's Day of course!  I think ProFlowers.com is a great option for sending gifts to our moms.  I know I would count myself lucky to receive a ProFlowers.com box from my husband and children.  ProFlowers.com not only offers beautiful flowers, but amazing plants as well.  A few that I found included Azaleas in a cute Birdhouse container (just $34.99).





I also found an orchid complete with a teacup pot ($29.99).  This dainty gift would bring delight to any mom.  The last of many that caught my eye would be for the mom who loves gardens and spring, the French Market Bulb Garden complete with French Garden Trug ($44.99).  LOVE IT!


There are just so many options available on ProFlowers.com.  It is just one of those sites you have to try out for yourself! 

There are some great COUPONS available for you to use at ProFlowers.com.  You can save 15% on any order through the coupon site or 20% on any order over $39.  Just click on this LINK to see the many coupons offered.  The current coupons on the site expire on April 7th but don't fret, the coupon page is often updated with new offers!  I can't recommend ProFlowers.com enough.  There are no lines to wait in, beautiful flowers arrive at the destination you choose on the date you choose, and the flowers that are delivered are of the highest quality.  When you factor in their incredible prices and selection, ProFlowers.com is a great option for many gift-giving opportunities. 







I was offered a choice of products at ProFlowers.com through the 
Red Envelope Great Gift Program in return for my unbiased review. I found it difficult to narrow down what I received as the site has so many wonderful options.  I would freely choose ProFlowers.com as a site to purchase flowers and plants to send for any occasion. Opinions in this post are my own, and I will only recommend products and services that I believe are worth sharing. Thanks for reading and make sure to share joy through beautiful gifts with those that you love!