Thursday, December 20, 2012

Oh Baby! Purex Ultra for babies :)

I received a bottle of Ultra Purex Baby detergeant to review from purexinsiders.  I have to say that even though I don't have a baby in the house, I do have a daughter with very sensitive skin so I was thrilled to be able to try this new product.  

I found that it did a terrific job in cleaning her clothes.  I even used a little to treat a stain spot and it came out perfectly.  I highly recommend this product to any new mom or someone who needs to be careful with skin sentivities.

You can win a coupon for a free bottle by commenting on this post.  For a 2nd entry visit the link below to register for a grand prize from Purex and post that you did so below.
  I will choose a winner on January 1st.

You can also visit this link
for your chance to win one of three grand prizes of $500.  An additional 250 people will win a free bottle of Purex baby detergeant.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Nutcracker Reception

My daughter dances in the Nutcracker performance every year.  There is always a reception for the dancers and their families.  This year I was so thrilled to share some of my new favorite things at the reception.

Everyone loved the Private Selection jalepeno stuffed olives.  I served them along with Private Selection sharp cheddar cheese on Private Selection branded cracker/wafers.  I also picked up my absolute favorite which is the Private Selection marinara sauce and served it with some warm breadsticks from Olive Garden LOL.  I know it sounds like I keep repeating myself BUT these are my new favorite things :)  I can't stop eating them LOL!

I've had so many people comment on how much they love them too :)  I enjoy the shocked look on their faces when I tell them Private Selection is a Kroger brand.

I'd like to thank BuzzAgent for hooking me up with the campaign.  It has made my holiday entertaining and participating in holiday parties/events so much easier.  I know exactly what to take.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Private Select Products & the Holidays - a friendly reminder

Don't forget to pick up some Private Select goodies for your holiday parties.  I'm in love with these products which you can find only at Krogers.  Thanks for BuzzAgent for turning me on to a great thing at just the right time :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Private Selection Review

I received a very nice buzzkit from BuzzAgent to review some of the Private Selection products from Krogers.  Included in the kit was a delightful aromatic med/dark coffee and a box of wafers and some coupons good for FREE pasta sauce, olives, and cheese.  (I used my pasta sauce coupon on Marinara YUM).

Anyway, put of these great items together and you've got yourself a nice little spread for a few guests.  We enjoyed the marinara with some breadsticks and I do believe this was everybody's favorite!  The coffee was so delicious and smelled so good.

I highly recommend that the next time you are in Krogers that you check out their line of Private Section products as I believe that you will be just as satisfied with the quality of the products as I was.  I know you will be pleasantly surprised to find that you can buy top notch quality products as a great price.

The opinions expressed here are entirely my own.  I did receive the trial kit as part of a buzz campaign courtesy of BuzzAgent.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Reminder !

Don't forget to order this great holiday read before it's too late!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Celebrating & Savoring a Simple Christmas

Do you want to have a meaningful, memorable, relaxed Christmas this year? Do you really want to be able to savor and enjoy this season-not just rush through it feeling overwhelmed and behind? Are you tired of overspending every Christmas in attempt to feel close to your loved ones?

In this book you'll learn how to:

  • Organize your Christmas list
  • Make and stick with a Christmas budget
  • Freezer cook for the holidays
  • Make memorable family activities
  • Make simple and inexpensive homemade gifts
  • Get your home in order
  • Savor the meaning of the season
  • Balance your desire to create and bake with the need for rest and reflection
  • Connect with your loved ones without spending a fortune
…and much more.

Purchasing this ebook also gives you access to beautiful ,printable worksheets to make your holiday planning even easier!

Who is this book for?

This book is for you if:
  • You end every Christmas season frazzled, with a cold, and in need of a nap.
  • You dread the day after Thanksgiving and every day following up and until New Year’s Day.
  • You want your house to look beautiful for Christmas, but instead it’s a mess!
  • You end up overwhelming yourself by spending too much time on Christmas crafting and baking
Order the Money Saving Mom "Crystal Payne's" book, Celebrating & Savoring A Simple Christmas,  on Amazon for only .99cents by following this link 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Purex plus Oxi - Review, Giveaway, and Sweepstakes

I received a bottle of Purex plus Oxi to review from PurexInsiders.  I have to say that this is the best laundry detergent I have ever used.  The detergent plus oxi got my clothes cleaner than ever before.  Plus they smelled great.  I've tried lots of liquid detergents but this one works best.  I even used it as a pretreater for a stain that needed some extra attention.  It all came clean the oxi additive makes for a superior cleaning product.

You have the chance to try it for yourself by entering my giveaway.  Just post below.  For additional chances, share my blog contest on your facebook page or tweet about it.  Just be sure to leave me the link backs to check them.  Winner chosen on Halloween night!  Good Luck!

Oh and you also have a chance to win $1000 grandprize or one of 200 2nd place prizes of $25.  Just follow this link to enter

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Progresso Recipe Starters YUMM

I'm in love with the new Progresso Recipe Starters.  No more boring dinners.  This is exactly what I needed to add a little variety to our meals.  Be sure to pick up a few cans yourself the next time you are at the grocery store.... it sure makes dinner more interesting!

I received a complimentary can of the new Progresso recipe starters to review as part of being a buzzagent.

Glade Expressions

I'm loving my new Glade Expressions!  This is the best smelling room freshener on the market.  If you have teenage boys in the house like I do a few Glade Expressions are a must!  Be sure to pick up a few cans of your own and let me know what your favorite expression is :)

I received 2 Free product coupons as part of a buzz campaign from buzzagent so that I could truthfully review this product.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Soft Scrub Review

I recently received a couple of bottles of the new Soft Scrub Total to review.  I was supposed to host a giveaway but unfortunately the bottles leaked and ruined the paper contents.  I am glad to say that I was able to salvage the product enough to give my bathroom a good scrubbing.  I used the All-Purpose with Bleach which did an amazing job on my tub.  I will say that I was a little disappointed in the way it left my toilet lid looking as it streaked it.  And, no matter how hard I scrubbed (even with a magic eraser) I could not get rid of the bleach streaks.  UGH!!  I will say that the product has a somewhat pleasant clean scent.

Have any of you tried this product yet?  What are your thoughts and experiences?

**I received this product to review from the Soft Scrub company.  These statements are my original opinions and I was not compensated in any way except for being provided with the test product.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Win $1000

Check out this link
 for tips on getting back into the swing of school routines, downloadable lists of back to school essentials and enter for your chance to win $1,000 Back to School Shopping Spress!  Also, be sure to "like" Purex on Facebook and enter to win up to $10,000!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

and the winner is:

Congratulations:  Zack who says "meat lovers is the only way to go!"  Please contact me by email within 24hrs with your mailing info.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Get rid of Pesky Ants!!

I received a product test kit provided by Combat so that I could review these two products.  The opinions expressed here are entirely my own!

Every summer I have the same annoying problem.  I get teeny tiny ants in my kitchen.  I've tried just about everything including home remedies LOL.  I am entirely amazed that these two products have taken care of my problem literally overnight.  
*Fast Killing Formula
*Works within hours and up to 1 month
*Kills ants and the colony

You have a chance to try it out yourself.  Enter my contest by commenting below.  For a 2nd chance to win, tell your friends on your blog, facebook, or twitter and then leave me the link to check it out.  
Contest ends August 26.
One winner will receive both products pictured above.

You also have a chance to win $1000  to hold your very own Bug Free Backyard Bash!
Simply follow this link to watch a short video and fill out the form.  
Someone is gonna win .... why not you!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust & Giveaway :)


I received this wonderful gift pack provided by Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark in order to review Pillsbury's Artisan Pizza Crust.  If you would like a chance to win a giftset Please post below and tell me what your favorite pizza toppings are.  Share my blog on your facebook and leave me the link for a second chance.  Good Luck!  This giveaway will end Monday, August 20th

All I can say is WOW!  This crust is terrific.  Just roll it out and add your favorite toppings and you have a Pizza masterpiece.

 With 16 grams of whole grain per serving, this is a pizza crust the whole family will love!
  Now available in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store ☻

You can learn more about Pillsbury & download a high value coupon by visiting their websites:
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Feeling Lucky? Win up to $500 from Dry Idea!

Feeling lucky?  It might just be your day :)  You could win up to $500 from Dry Idea  plus ten people will win $50.  Don't sweat it!  You've got nothing to lose but you can't win if you don't enter.

I recently received a full size bottle of Dry Idea to review.  I must say that I was very pleased with the results.  Dry Idea kept me dry all day!  I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is looking for dependable coverage.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Contest - Win a FREE box of Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal

I received a yummy box of Honey Bunches of Oats to review as part of the Purex Insiders Team.  As soon as I opened the box my teenage son ripped it from my hands and ran off to find a bowl & spoon LOL.  Before I knew it I had three kiddos sitting at the table devouring the entire box.  They said it was their absolute favorite cereal...unfortunately, I myself did NOT get a chance to taste it.  But, that's ok! 
Facts about the Product:
1.  10 grams of Whole Grain per serving.  Nutritionists recommend eating 3 or more servings of whole grain foods per day 9about 16g whole grain per serving or at least 48g per day)
2.  6 grams of sugar
* compare this to Honey Nut Cheerios at 9 grams
3.  Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted provides 9 essential vitamins & minerals
4.  Honey Bunches of Oats brings together 4 nutritious grains into crispy flakes and even more crunchy granola bunches.
5.  Heart Healthy ♥
*Diets low in saturdated fat & cholesterol, and as low as possible in trans fat, may reduce the risk of heart disease:  0g TransFat, 0g Saturated Fat, 0mg Cholesterol

As a busy mom, I love the fact that I can provide my kids a healthy alternative to the sugary cereals.  And believe you me .... my kiddos love this stuff!  

**Post provided a FREE sample of their Honey Bunches of Oats- Honey Roasted for this post.  My participation is voluntary and my opinions, as always, are my own.


FiveChances to win!
1.  Simply comment below!
2.  visit "Like" the page and post you did so.
3.  Become a Follower of my blog
4.  Tweet about this giveaway and use this hashtag #HBOats
5.  Post about this giveaway on your facebook.

Winner will be announced Sunday, May 20th

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Watch these funny videos that give you the "honest" ironic truths about everyday life, laundry, and whatever!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Purex detergent is the best when it comes right down to it :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Winner of the Purex & Jockey giveaway!!

I used Random.Org to choose a winner..... Post #1
  1. AnonymousJan 22, 2012 05:21 PM
    Love to win the contest!!!! pam shipley
I will be contacting you by email for your address. Thanks everyone for playing :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Purex & Jockey CONTEST

I recently received a test kit from Purex insiders to try Purex Crystals and a Jockey sports bra.
I was absolutely thrilled with both products. The sports bra provided comfort and support while wicking away moisture. Plus it has a convenient key pocket. Purex Crystals provided a terrific way to soften and freshen my new sports bra without the oils that most softeners contain which is known to damage moisture wicking clothing. These two products were a win win combination.

Now if you'd like a chance to win your own Purex/Jockey kit please comment below. A winner will be chosen on Friday, January 27th. Winner will have 24 hours to respond. Good Luck!

**Disclaimer - This prize package is sponsored by the Purex Insiders program.