Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tropicana 3X Vitamin C & Zinc

Thanks to Tropicana, I was lucky enough to be chosen to try a free bottle of Tropicana with 3X the Vitamin C and Zinc in return for my honest opinion of their product. I absolutely love other Tropicana orange juices, so I was very happy to be able to give this a try. 

 I served it to my family with breakfast and it was such a hit that we almost polished off the entire bottle in one sitting. The juice itself had a great consistency, not too thin and not too thick. The flavor was great too, a perfect blend of sweetness and citrus, but the absolute best part of this juice was the extra Vitamin C and Zinc. It's a great way to sneak in some healthy benefits!

Some other great tips I've found for sneaking in healthy benefits include:

  • Adding garlic to many recipes, as garlic is a super food and great for many things like high blood pressure for instance.  
  • Going swimming at the local pool.  The kids love to swim, and I love that they don't realize they are getting great exercise!
  • Using applesauce instead of oil in cakes and brownies.
It gives me peace of mind knowing that I can sneak in added benefits like these and my kids still enjoy it, even though my kids aren't really that picky, so I don't have to be that sneaky.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sure Fresh & Cool Anti-Perspirant & Deoderant

As a member of Influenster.com, I was recently chosen to receive my very first VoxBox, this one being the Comfort VoxBox. 

There were several items that I received in the Comfort VoxBox, and while I wasn't chosen to receive the Sure Fresh & Cool Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, I still had the option to complete several tasks to receive a badge.  I really wanted to get this badge, so I went and bought myself a stick of this product to see what it was all about. I found the Sure Fresh & Cool at our local WalMart for a great price.

I started using it the very next day and was pleasantly surprised upon removing the cap. It has a great scent and comes in my favorite form, a solid stick.  As I applied it to my underarm area, I noticed how easily it glides onto the skin.  No drag and not overly dry, that's great!

I went through the entire day, working up a sweat, helping my husband do some work at his construction business, and not once did I notice any wetness under my arms.  My shirt stayed dry and I did not smell any body odor at all.

Overall, I was very impressed with the Sure Fresh & Cool Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant.  I will definitely buy this product again in the future.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Johnsonville Fully Cooked Original Recipe Sausage

As a member of CrowdTap, I recently received a coupon for a free package of Johnsonville Fully Cooked Original Recipe Sausage.  When I went to the store, I have to admit, I was a little apprehensive at first.  I've had precooked foods before and they've never really lived up to the hype in my opinion. So, I wasn't expecting these to be any different. 

You can microwave them or heat them up on a skillet.  I decided to heat them on the skillet because I don't really like the effect of microwaved food. It only took a couple of minuntes and they were ready.

I served them with cheesy scrambled eggs.  My husband, my daughter, her friend who had stayed the night, and myself all enjoyed our breakfast.  The package came with twelve links, and even though there were four of us and I served each person two sausages, we ended up eating every last sausage.  The girls really loved them and wished we had more.

Overall, in my opinion, I was surprised.  They tasted really good, just like they were made from scratch.  They had great flavor and great texture.  The best part of it all was that they were so easy to cook and didn't take long at all, saving me a lot of time. In fact, it took me longer to cook the eggs than it took to cook the sausage, and usually the sausage takes longer.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Summer With Snuggle Bear

I was selected to be a part of the Summer With Snuggle Bear Mission.  For being a part of this mission, I received a free Snuggle Bear by Snuggle Fabric Softener, and in return I have taken Snuggle Bear on my summer vacation.  Here are a few of the places that Snuggle Bear got to enjoy while on our mission.

Here he is getting ready to go. 

Here we just started our visit at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We got a nice view of Lake Superior and the Sable Dunes.

The two shots above were taken on our walk back to the car from the Log Slide overlook. The tree in the bottom picture looks like it would be a great place for a den, wouldn't you agree?

Here we are at the Miners Castle overlook.  Isn't it breathtaking?

And a wave goodbye from our last stop.  This was at the Pickle Barrel house in Grand Marais, Michigan.

If you are interested in being a part of the future Snuggle missions, you can click here.  In return for your reviews, you can receive free stuff, like fabric softener, coupons, and even Snuggle Bear.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Gorilla Shipping Tape

I recently received a free full size trial of the new Gorilla Shipping Tape for my participation on Smiley360.  Since I do a lot of selling on Amazon and eBay, this was a very welcome freebie for me.  In the past I've used several different brands of shipping tape, and most of the time the tape is too thin and does not hold up well, or it has a good thick consistency, but the strip isn't as wide, making it so I have to use more tape to cover the seams of the boxes that I am sealing.

First of all, the Gorilla shipping tape is thick and strong.  I don't have to worry about it tearing easily, giving me piece of mind that it will hold up through the entire shipping process.

And, if you look at the picture above, you can see on the right is the Gorilla tape which is considerably wider than the brand on the left.  This really saves me a lot of time and tape.  One strip down the middle and I am done sealing.

Overall, I am very happy with this product and I think I have found a new favorite! Although the tape does cost more, it really is worth it.