Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Purex Crystals ScentSplash Review + GIVEAWAY!

Disclosure: The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals ScentSplash in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Purex Crystals ScentSplash Review + GIVEAWAY!

Being a Purex Insider I get to try out some amazing products that help me in the household. They have reasonably priced products that don't break the bank. This is wonderful when you have a family of five like mine and have to save money any way I can.

For my review I got to try out a brand new product called Purex Crystals ScentSplash. It comes in three different fragrances as Fresh Spring Waters, Fresh Lavender Blossom and Fresh Mountain Breeze. I got to try out the Fresh Lavender Blossom scent which happens to be one of my favorite fragrances. Lavender is such a soothing and relaxing scent so I was really excited to try it out!

First of all the Purex Crystals ScentSplash is a liquid fragrance booster that you simply pour directly into your washer. With all the laundry I do, fresh smelling clothes is a must, especially with a couple of boys who tend to get some stinky odors on their clothes. 

This product makes your clothes smelling so fresh and wonderful. It reminds me of being near a field of lavender with the sun shining down on it and a gentle breeze blowing. Aah....doesn't it sound comforting? Yes, it's that great! 

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I like that this liquid fragrance booster lasts for not only days but even months. You can use it for any washable fabrics because it is safe to use on  your towels, children's sleepwear and activewear. You can use any amount that you desire, although the recommended amount to use is half a capful.

I used about a half capful and it was just the right amount of fragrance for me. The scent on my clothes was not overpowering but just about perfect for my taste. It was like I had hung my laundry out in a field of fresh lavender.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Beef Vegetable Soup and Magic Cookie Bars For Dessert

Beef Vegetable Soup and Magic Cookie Bars For Dessert

 Today I thought I'd make a big batch of homemade vegetable soup and a dessert...Magic Cookie Bars. Some people call them seven layer bars but the recipe I have calls them Magic Cookie Bars so that's what I'm calling them.

The soup turned out good with lots of veggies in it. I use fresh carrots and potatoes, but used frozen corn, peas, and lima beans for the rest of the vegetables. Hmm, I just noticed that I forgot the green beans when I made the soup. Oh well, nobody missed them or said anything. I first start out with chopped onions, garlic and celery and cook the beef with these, till everything gets tender. Soup is something everyone does a little different but here is my recipe for a guideline. Click on the name below for the recipe.

The Magic Cookie Bars must have been alright since one of my sons has eaten about 3 or 4 of them already. I'm waiting till later tonight to indulge in one before I go to bed. I'm one to eat more later at night, which is a habit of mine. You want to know a secret? I even eat snacks in bed, ha, ha. Yea, it's what I do. Sometimes I even get crumbs in the bed. Anyways, here is the recipe for them if you have never heard of them before . They have a graham cracker crust, chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, coconut and sweetened condensed milk. It's an easy recipe!  Click on the link under the picture to get the recipe.

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Rudolphs Cinco de Mayo Pork Rind Snack Giveaway (3/31 to 4/15)

Rudolphs  Cinco de Mayo Pork Rind Snack   Giveaway (3/31 to 4/15)

If you love snacks like I do, here's a yummy giveaway for you! Read on to learn more and enter to win below!
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  Holiday Contest and Sweeps is honored to work with Rudolph's Foods to bring one lucky winner that will win a assorted box of 10 or more of their mouth watering products. Once you try Rudolph's you will never pick another snack products for parties, tailgates, family outings and more. Pork rinds, a traditional southern food, are a great low-carb snack. Rudolph Foods has been producing pork rinds for more than five decades, still utilizing the same special recipe Mary Rudolph created in her family kitchen. Rudolph Foods is the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds, as well as pork crackling's, popcorn and pork stick snacks. Rudolph's pork rinds can be purchased online or in-store now!

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Recent Winners!

Recent Winners!

Winner of the Kitchen Hero Silicone Gloves is.....

Laurie M.

Winner of the ICare Callus Remover is.......

David H.

Winner of the Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash is....

Vicki W.

Winner of the Kyasi Stylus Pen and Laser Combination Gadget is.....

Elizabeth B.

Thanks to everybody who entered these giveaways and congrats to the winners!!

MeasuPro BPM-20A Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor ~ #Review #MeasuPro

Disclosure: I received complimentary sample in exchange for a product review. However, all opinions expressed here are my own.

MeasuPro BPM-20A Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor ~ #Review #MeasuPro 

Product Description:

MeasuPro helps keep you focused on your health by providing you with the tools you need. Using advanced technology, the MeasuPro Digital Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor provides accurate measurements of your blood pressure and pulse rate. Measurements are taken through an automatic, fast and easy process using Measure and Inflate technology. The pressurized arm cuff auto-inflates with the touch of a button and automatically releases the pressure when the measurement is complete. This MeasuPro Digital Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor features a bright LCD display with separate touch buttons for each individual user. It features a unique desktop design so you can easily store this device in your home or office. The BPM80A records up to 120 blood pressure readings, 60 readings per user, with date and time memory recall. Graphical readings are classified in five different levels and color coded to represent the reading's level of hypertension. It also calculates and averages your blood pressure based on the last 3 readings and detects irregular heartbeats and any arrhythmias. Arm cuff fits upper arm circumference of 23-32 cm. The MeasuPro blood pressure monitor ships with 4 AAA batteries (included), medium to large sized arm cuff, carrying bag, and user manual. 2 year manufacturer's warranty included.

My Thoughts:

Whenever I go to the doctor my blood pressure is a little higher than it should be but that's because I get nervous just going to the doctor. Still, I like to keep an eye on it at home to make sure it's alright and not too high. We have an old fashioned monitor that is about 20 years old so I was excited to  try out the MeasuPro BPM-20A Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor.

This is a very modern blood pressure monitor which is so easy to use, that even I can do it. It comes with 4 AA batteries which is nice so you don't have to go out and buy batteries right away. You just insert the batteries on the bottom of the unit and replace the cover to get started.

You set the date and time on the monitor before using it so that a time stamp can be assigned to each record that is stored in the memory. It's really easy to do and they have the directions to follow with no problem. When you have the settings ready you put the cuff on your upper arm. It fit great on my arm (snug yet comfortable) and I had extra room to tighten it.  It also fits my husband's arm which is a lot larger than mine.

Make sure to position the tube off center towards the inner side of your arm, Once again, the cuff should be snug but not too tight. The monitor records readings for up to two different users. You just press User 1 or User 2 to take your blood pressure, It's that easy!

I found the reading to be accurate in comparison to my normal readings. The numbers show up bright and are easy to read on the large display screen, The monitor will automatically turn off after 1 minute or you can press the user button or MEM button to turn it off.

I like that the MeasuPro BPM-20A Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor can record up to 120 readings, with 60 readings per user. This is nice so you can keep a record to see how your blood pressure fluctuates.

I'm very happy with this monitor and would highly recommend it to anyone. It's easy, fast, and you get accurate readings! The desktop design also makes it really easy to store in a cabinet.

If you are interested it is offered at Amazon on the link below.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Beautyology's Anti Aging Face Cream ~ #Review #beautyology

Disclosure: I received complimentary sample in exchange for a product review. However, all opinions expressed here are my own.

Beautyology's Anti Aging Face Cream ~  #Review #beautyology 

My Thoughts:

I'm at the age that I want to take the best care of my skin that I possibly can and look my best. You hate seeing little changes in your skin like fine lines or wrinkles, but it does come with age. I received the Beautyology Anti-Aging Moisturizer Cream a few days ago and have been using it since then. First of all, it comes in a neatly designed bottle with a silver cap and bottom. I love the pump dispenser that this product has because it isn't messy to use and you can get the correct amount you want very easily. It's also more sanitary because you don't have to dip your finger in a jar like some other products. It is made for all skin types so this is a nice plus because I tend to have combination skin.

 Beautyology's Anti Aging Face Cream has some wonderful ingredients which include organic peppermint oil, witch hazel, shea butter and green teat extract. Altogether these ingredients help to enhance your skin's natural defense and prevent any future damage.

Here is a full list of the ingredients found in the product:

Key Ingredients: Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 Ingredients: Deionized Water, Witch Hazel Extract, Glycerol Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Shea Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, PEG-8, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (palmitoyl oligopeptide), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Ammonium, Acryloyldimethyltaurate VP Copolymer, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, PPG-12 SMDI/Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Peppermint Oil, Green Tea Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C). Matrixyl 3000 is a combination of the two peptides, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7

The cream is a nice medium texture that goes on smoothly and doesn't just lay there on my skin. The scent of the cream is a light minty fragrance which I really like. It's not overwhelming but very subtle. It absorbs quickly and makes my face feeling nice and healthy looking. I wear it under my makeup and like how it makes my skin more hydrated and not dry or flaky.

An added plus is that this cream is cruelty and paraben free which is very important to me.  It's also made in the U.S.A. I'm happy with this cream so far and plan on continuing to use it to see more great results.

If you are interested in learning more you may go to Amazon at the link below.