Sunday, February 27, 2011
I love CSN stores, not just because I have been lucky enough to work with them on this blog, but a a paying customer. I can assure you anytime I have purchased from them I have been extremely pleased with pricing, the quality of the item and the speed of shipping.
With more than 200+ stores you can find just about anything you need (or want). Everything from swing sets for kids to sexy shoes to office chairs (my latest purchase).
CSN stores offered me a $60 gift code that I am going to pass on to one of my lucky readers. Trust me when I say that was a tough decision because there is a sofa cover I have had my eye on for a couple weeks now!
#Win a $60 Gift code for CSN Stores. Ends 3/16/11
Giveaway will end 03/16/11 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US & Canada, must be 18+ to enter. CSN stores not responsible for international fees.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I have always enjoyed eating at Bob Evans and so has the hubby, but I gotta admit I usually choose a breakfast option (yummy!). The Fit Pack made me take a second look at the menu. The Fit From the Farm options are delectable and all at 650 calories OR LESS, no MSG and 0 grams of trans fat. Now that is a healthy option. You can check out the Fit Menu yourself to see all the great choices, but here are a few of my favorite options:
272 / 2g / 0g / 549mg
Grilled Chicken Breast:
A marinated boneless chicken breast served with a baked potato (plain) and steamed broccoli florets.
403 / 6g / 2g / 676mg
616 / 17g / 4g / 341mg
Check out all the delicious options a www.bobevans.com or skip that and head straight to a Bob Evans near you!
I received the above mentioned items in order to offer my opinion of them. No other compensation was offered or received.
|Regularly $100 on sale for $49.95|
|Fresh Topiary Foliage Trio Regular $55 Sale $39.95|
|Organic Bath Set Regular $60. Sale $29.95|
* I received no compensation to write this post, I just wanted to share with my readers :)
You could be planning your garden, or looking for new lawn furniture or maybe the kids are getting big enough to enjoy a swing set. A great place to browse for your summer purchases and plan the perfect outdoor experience is CSN Stores. They even have swing sets for kids that look so fun I wish they had been like that when I was little!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
About Happy Feet Insoles:
As someone who spent from 16 to 31 working in restaurants doing everything from waiting tables to tending bar to hostessing to being a general manager, I know foot and leg pain. Especially when I was managing, because then I was spending 10 to 12 hours a day on my feet in dress shoes. There were days when I came home and could barely walk. While I am not doing that anymore, I still spend a good deal of the day on my feet and they hurt. All those years of abuse have taken a toll on my legs and feet.
Revolutionary 3-Way Action Design Provides Maximum Comfort.Happy Feet's proprietary manufacturing process bonds a breathable, lightweight fabric to a high-strength bladder containing viscosity-controlled fluid to provide comfort and relief by distributing weight evenly, absorbing impact and massaging with every step. Happy Feet® Insoles fit in any shoe, including sandals, and are recommended by people everywhere to treat foot pain.
I have tried just about every insole out there looking for some relief and never really found one that helped. Many of those "gel" ones are too thick and once you put them in a womans dress shoe, your foot doesn't fit anymore. Or the ones you buy and have to "trim" to the correct size like a 1st graders art project well...c'mon we all know they never fit right! Half the time you accidently trim them too much so the soles slide all over your shoe driving you crazy all day.
I received my Happy Feet and I wasn't too impressed when I looked at them. I thought "how can something so thin possibly help my feet, legs and back?" I went ahead and put them in my shoes anyways. I ordered them in a size 7.5 and they slid right into my shoes perfectly, no trimming necessary.When I put my shoes on the first thing I noticed was that they didn't raise me up so that my shoe fit funny. Then I walked out the door for work and actually stopped and looked down at my feet I was so amazed. The only way I can think to describe it is that it's like walking on super strong bubble wrap that doesn't pop.
I actually took my shoe off and pulled out the insole to look at it again thinking I put it in wrong or something! Nope, it's just the pharmaceutical grade glycerin filling massaging my feet everytime I take a step!
Of course the breathable moisture management, where the fabric wicks moisture away to keep your feet dry is great. As is the Anti-Microbial Treatment which resists odor & mildew. You can also hand wash or machine wash with soap and water and air dry to keep them clean and fresh.
I can honestly say I LOVE these insoles and will be purchasing a pair for my husband who is still in the restaurant business and has constant foot pain and back pain. I personally found myself unconciously sort of rocking my feet a little when standing still, just so I could feel that "massaging" action on my feet!
BUY IT: Did I mention that HappyFeet insoles are 100% made in the USA and that they come with a one year warranty? You can purchase a pair for $39.95 at www.happyfeet.net or by calling 1-800-462-8677.
WIN IT: One of my readers is going to get to try their very own pair of HappyFeet insoles! (my husband is extremely jealous of you!)
~blog about this giveaway and leave me a link to it +5
Make your feet happy, #win a pair of Happy Feet Insoles (ARV $39)
Ends 3/8 @yorkiemomma http://bit.ly/hhVUJb
Giveaway will end 03/08/11 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US & Canada, must be 18+ to enter.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Clean screen is formulated with RO (reverse osmosis) Solution. A state of the art water treatment technology which takes molecules of mineral deposits and other impurities out of the water molecule itself.
"Scott's Liquid Gold, a trusted name in household care for nearly 60 years, developed Clean Screen and Little Clean Screen Wipes to end the confusion about how to safely clean valuable electronic screens".
I new my computer monitor was dirty and it was driving me crazy, but until I actually turned it off and took a picture of it, with the flash showing me HOW dirty it was, I had no clue!
The bottle of Little Clean I received came with a soft synthetic suede micro fiber cloth. Instructions told me to spray 1-2 times for smaller areas, 3-4 for larger. Cloth should be damp, not wet. I'll let you judge the results for yourself:
I really want to get a couple of touch ups done on my blog. Little things, but I can't seem to figure out how to do them on my own.
My page list thingy is all squished together....and it drives me nuts! How can I make them unsquish? (ya, I know that isn't a technical term....so shoot me) I am sick of them all looking like one big run together word.
2md thing is I would really like to have a favicon and yeah....that is way beyond my current brain cell quota...nothing fancy, maybe one of the paw prints from my page?
Anyway, I would appreciate any suggestions anyone might have. Either on who can help me or how to make my blog more user friendly!
Friday, February 18, 2011
This week however..........this week was doosy.
A Giant Fawk You goes out to Mother Nature. She is out to get me I swear.
Monday morning at 6 am, February 14th and the temperature is in the 30's. I stumble into the bathroom and as I am blearily staring at the wall I finally focus my gaze enough to realize that those little black dots all over my shower are ants. ANTS. IN FEBRUARY.
Now rats, snakes, bats...those don't bother me but even typing the word ANTS gives me the creepy crawlies. I've sprayed them, I've smooshed them, I've put out ant bait traps and yet I keep finding them. WTF?
Mother Nature again: It has been 46 freaking days since my last period. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Do you have any idea of the pent up PMS and Bloating I have going on right now? And no, I am NOT pregnant--3 tests have confirmed that.
And a Final Fawk goes to my bank. I stop to get money out of the ATM, apparently it's a brand spanking new one. Apparently a schmuck installed it, because when I tried to get my card out it was more than apparent that it wasn't aligned correctly. The card would come out a 1/4 inch, hit the lip of the machine and suck back in until naturally it just kept my card. As I am driving down the road I have hubby dial and hand me the phone so I can report it. I answer all the security questions and then she asks for my account number. Tell hubby to read it to me. She says "I'm sorry ma'am I can't help you if I hear someone else read the number to you." WHAT? I'm driving. On a Road. In a moving vehicle. How exactly would you like me to read the account number from my checkbook while doing that? "I'm sorry ma'am. I can't help you. You will have to call back later" Are you kidding me? My card is stuck in a machine and I don't know if someone else is going to get lucky enough to access my account. "Have a nice day ma'am." Click.
Call said bank next day during business hours (she giggles and says alot of cards got eaten..duh) and ask if I can send husband in to retrieve card for me. Nope. Even though he is a joint holder on the account I have to go. By 4pm or they will destroy my card and it will take 10 days to get a new one. (but I work til 5).......Needless to say this isn't the first time I have had problems with this bank but it will be the last. Goodbye Charter One. I switched. To a really nice bank with a really nice lady who let me open a joint checking and savings account over the phone. She gave me free checks, free overdraft and free use of ANY ATM in the US.
Pshew! sorry that was so long but boy did I need to rant about that.....before I go home and kill more ants...in my shower.....I may never be able to relax in the shower again......
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I really do have a bunch of winners to announce. Apparently I REALLY need someone to keep track of dates for me and give me a sound kick in the butt when I let them get past me! Anywhosalwayslate.......I am going to hurry up and list the names, since I am a Survivor Freak and the Season premier is about to start!
Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves: #28 Huguette!
Granola Gourmet #18 Raven In a Blue Room
Brilliant Lenses Screen Cleaning Wipes: Babes Mami and Just Another Hat!
Congrats to everyone who won, thanks to everyone who entered and to the sponsors who make the giveaways possible!
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
It's been awhile since I joined up with the lovelies that host Follow Me Back Tuesday. No good reason, just mostly that I have been kinda crazy at work and home and half the time I honestly have no stinkin idea what day of the week it actually is!
Of Course I can't ever do things half way so I'm linking up with Christy @My Mad Mind too!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Who else but my crazy buddy Boobies @ Boobies, Babies and a Blog would tag me and hook me up with this crazy but adorable award? Isn't she da'bomb?
Anywho, this is what is going down. I have to share five things about myself with you lucky ducks. The only catch is that only 1 is true and the the other 4 are just some random items the voices in my head told me to say.
Of course I have to go ahead and give a couple of other peeps the chance to tell some outrageous lies about themselves too.....Babe's Rockin Mami, Melbie and Masshole Mommy, you have been tagged!
Now...how well do you know me?
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Do you write a blog? Chances are that if you do you wouldn't mind making a couple extra bucks.... you don't even have to be a review blogger.
I am going to tell you my personal experience, I am not getting paid to write this post, nor have I received anything AND I am not trying to make this a pitchy please sign up under me so I can get a referral kind of post (even though I would love it if you did).
I signed up with a company called Social Spark in July of 2010. Sign up takes about 5 minutes. You give them your blog info, email address and answer a couple questions. They send me an email when I have a "lead". I log in and check out what the sponsor would like, how much they offer and I choose if I want the assignment or not.
The assignments are normally very easy, around 200 words minimum and link or two.
The best part is THEY PAY YOU to do what you already do....Blog. You don't have to pitch anyone, which rocks! You also are not required to take an opp...it's entirely up to you.
Since July I have cashed out $200 straigt to my Paypal and have a couple of payments pending.
If you are at all interested you can check it out here : http://izea.in/rbNS
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BUY IT: You can purchase an 8oz bottle of Moisturizing Lotion from Tropical Traditions for $14.99 to $15.99 depending on the scent you choose.
WIN IT: One of my readers is going to win a full sized bottle of Moisturizing Lotion of their own.
~blog about this giveaway and leave me a link to it +5
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~visit Tropical Traditions and browse the free recipes, search under "honey" &let me know one you would like to try +2
#Win a 100% Pure bottle of Moisturizing Lotion @troptraditions &
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Winner will be drawn by random.org, notified by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn. Tropical Traditions not responsible for customs fees to Canada.
Monday, February 7, 2011
The Instantpeel Natural Exfoliant is one of the most exciting, powerful yet gentle products on the market that is polluted with goods that promise beauty heaven, but deliver just a big price tag. This peel sticks to its promises, for a fraction of the money one would spend in a beauty salon. Instantpeel is easy to use while taking a shower. it is amazing how smoothly dead skin peels off without irritating healthy skin layers. After the short treatment, the skin feels soft and silky with a radiant complexion. I highly recommend Instantpeel to every one who desires younger and healthier looking facial skin.I remember when I was younger, thinking that 35 was old.....well, now I am 35 (don't tell please) and I refuse to think of myself as old. I try to keep my skin looking as young and healthy as possible without my husband figuring out just how much that little tiny jar of whatever cost me.
Instantpeel is a natural alternative to a glycolic acid peel & dermabrasion, made instead with a combination of natural enzymes. It is also safe for all but the most sensitive skin.
I have to say I was a little skeptical when I say the small packets that it comes in, but don't let them fool you. There is plenty to get the job done in each packet and this way you won't over use and waste product.
Instantpeel is different than any other product I have tried. You take your packet in the shower with you and let your skin "steam" for five minutes, while you are washing your hair, shaving or what not. Then after five minutes you open your packet and place some in your hand, careful, it is a thin milky type product and you don't want to waste. Next your just gently massage it into your face and neck.
I remember my first packet, looking at the "milky" liquid and thinking "yeah right". HA! I was amazed when little "peels" of skin started coming of my chin line immediately! It didn't burn, smell or irritate me and because the enzymes only recognize dead skin you can't over process or burn your "new" skin, when you stop peeling you know to stop rubbing! I even used a bit on my elbows because they are so dry and rough!
You can learn more about Instantpeel at http://www.instantpeel.com/instant_peel.html.
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