Oct 222014
 

stfairI know you have heard me talk about Joey – Rex’s son.  He lives with us and one of his favorite of all time things to eat is corn dogs.  I recently received a coupon from Safeway online eCoupons for some Hillshire Brands™  products  – which includes State Fair Corn Dogs.  The other products in the group are Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm and Ball Park. Buying the Hillshire Brands™  products lets me add protein easily to every meal. I noticed the coupon because I had signed up for Safeway’s email blast that includes the J4U (Just for you) coupons.  I am excited to work with Hillshire Brands™ and with Mom It Forward Blogger Network on this compensated campaign.

I like to try to make our meals a bit more exciting than just corn dogs.IMG_0786 So what I like to do is think of other flavors that go with the corn dogs and dress them up a bit.  The guys in my family love the State Fair corn dogs and I feel good about serving them.   What I did with them the other day is I heated them in the oven as normal.  Then when they were hot I pulled the stick out and cut them into slices.  Then I put some shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits on them and put them back into the oven until the cheese melted.

IMG_0785 I also made some adding BBQ sauce then some cheese and on top of that the bacon.  Joey’s favorite was the one with the BBQ sauce, cheese and bacon State Fair Corn Dogs. He has now challenged me to come up with some other options for them.

This week on the menu is State Fair Corn Dogs and Chili.  I am going to make a batch of chili this weekend to enjoy with the football games that are on (Go Badgers! Go Packers!).  Then I will slice up the corn dogs, put chili, cheese and onions on them.

I really like all of the Hillshire Brands™ products and appreciate that they help me easily add protein to my meals with out taking a lot of time but giving my meals lots of flavor and variety. Make sure you sign up for Safeway’s J4U email blast so you don’t miss out on the Hillshire Brands™ coupons when they come out.

Kaisy1

** Disclosure this is a sponsored compensated campaign from Hillshire Brands™ and with Mom It Forward Blogger Network.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Oct 222014
 


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  • Multi-purpose can be used as moisturizer, day cream, night cream and under makeup
  • Paraben Free
  • Non-irritating
  • Absorbs fast
  • Firms & tones around the eyes, mouth and forehead
  • Stimulate the synthesis of collagen

Here is what I liked about using this Anti-wrinkle cream.  My favorite thing is that I didn’t have to use a ton of other products with it. No additional moisturizer or day or night cream.  It makes my beauty routine shorter.  I liked how thick it was and that it absorbed nicely into my skin.  It was not oily.  It had a light scent but nothing over powering.  It is safe for all skin types and should start seeing visible results in 2 to 4 weeks and continuing improving for 12 weeks.  I am on week 2 and my skin is soft and looks hydrated not oily.

If you would like to try Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream you can purchase it on the link below from Amazon.com.


Kaisy1
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Oct 222014
 

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I have been looking for awhile for a container that looks nice to keep my cotton balls and cosmetic pads in.  I had them just stuffed in a drawer along with lots of other things.  I found this Epica Organizer is comprised of two compartments in graduated sizes, designed especially for holding cotton balls and swabs. But you can keep anything you want in these versatile containers, from makeup remover pads to razor blades. Each compartment has its own lid to keep the contents dry and dust-free.

I like how they are clear and you can see what is in them.  It looks nice on the counter and each has a cover so it keeps the dirt out.  They also are easy to keep clean by either wiping them off or running them through the dishwasher.  The size is perfect and they are break-resistant.  Here are some of the things I like about these jars:

  • Clear containers with covers
  • Durable
  • Easy clean
  • Great size
  • 2 compartments

I now have more room in the drawer to put my makeup, beauty care products and grooming aids.  If you are looking for something to help you become more organized you can buy this great Epica Organizer on the link below from Amazon.com.


Kaisy1
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Oct 222014
 

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You may have read some of the other reviews I have done on Garcinia Cambogia Extract but if you haven’t you may be wondering what is it. Garcinia Cambogia Extract works as a fat-burner, appetite suppressant and mood enhancer. That powerful combination of effects is what allows people to lose weight! This Garcinia Cambogia Extract is from Will’s General, a popular supplier of natural supplements.

I have found that taking Garcinia Cambogia Extract along with following a diet and exercise can help me lose weight.  It  seems to be a steady dropping of a couple pounds a week.  It does help suppress my appetite. Here are a few things that I like about these Garcinia Cambogia Extract capsules:

  • Pure all-natural ingredients
  • Helps block fat
  • Better mood
  • Better sleep
  • No side effects

The Garcinia Cambogia Extract are easy to use too. It’s recommended to take 500 – 1000mg on an empty stomach 30 – 60 minutes before every meal. The Garcinia Cambogia extract also acts as a fat blocker. You will have more energy and your body will burn fat faster by taking these supplements.

If you would like to purchase Will’s General Garcinia Cambogia Extra you can do so on the link below at Amazon.com.


Kaisy1
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Oct 212014
 

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One of my favor kitchen gadgets I have is my garlic press.  I can’t tell you how much time this press saves me. With the Priority Chef premium garlic press, you can place several unpeeled garlic cloves in the large chamber and press, your minced garlic is ready for use in your meal. Simply, remove the garlic skins from the inside. No more smelly garlic fingers, just perfectly minced garlic every time.

Here are some of the things I love about the Priority Chef’s Premium Garlic Press:

  • Crush and mince garlic
  • No peeling the cloves
  • Strong and robust
  • Premium Industrial strength 18/10 stainless steel
  • No rust or corrosion
  • No smelly hands or fingers
  • Easy to clean and dishwasher safe

I know this is a kitchen tool I will use almost daily.  When I cook I love adding garlic to my food.  Plus it gives so much flavor to everything.  It is so simple and quick to use.  It also comes with a little brush that helps make cleaning your garlic press very easy.  I know that it will last a long time. I should never have to purchase another garlic press.

Priority Chef premium garlic press would be the perfect gift for a young chef, someone moving into their first apartment or for a new bride.  The garlic press and some recipes that have garlic in them would be a wonderful gift!

If you would like to purchase your own Priority Chef premium garlic press you can do so on the link below from Amazon.com.

Kaisy1
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Oct 212014
 

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I have heard a lot of talk about a miracle supplement that helps fight the signs of aging.  It is Phytoceramides. Phytoceramides 350 mg is a revolutionary anti-aging supplement that is specially formulated to help eliminate wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging. When your face is the first thing people notice you want them to see you for your beauty and not have wrinkles be their first thought.

Plant derived phytoceramides is not a topical skin cream but is a scientifically advanced dietary supplement that is easy to swallow and only takes seconds out of your day. It was developed by top dermatologists to promote natural production of collagen and elastin with the aide of an effective peptide formulation. Scientists approached the issue to create a safe and effective skin care solution that goes straight to the source and starts helping you getting younger skin by re-engineering your body for better biological functions.

Who would have thought that you could take a pill to help tighten your pores and lift the skin around your eyes.  Science never fails to amaze me.  I have been taking Will’s General Phytoceramides for a couple weeks and have see a few inprovements of my skin.  It feels more hydrated and feels very soft.  I am sure with extended use I will see more improvements.

If you would like to purchase these advanced formula capsules from Will’s General you can do so on the link below from Amazon.com.

Kaisy1
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Oct 212014
 

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While looking for a fragrance for Rex I found the perfect fragrance for me.  It is the seventh perfume launched by Halle Berry. The fragrance is named Wild Essence, and Halle explains the inspiration for its creation: “The essence of a woman is in body and soul and becomes more sensual in nature, so with my newest fragrance I wanted to go deep into the rainforest where I could capture the primal richness of nature in an effortless scent.”

I don’t wear fragrance very often but when I do I like to smell sensual and sexy.  I really like the fragrance its composition is announced as very sexy and sultry combination of fresh citrus notes and white flowers, wrapped in sophisticated and light woods of sandalwood and patchouli. Top notes include Sicilian bergamot, black currant and mandarin. The heart includes freesia in bloom, linden blossom, cotton flower and white roses. Silky musk, white patchouli, crystal amber and sandalwood form the base of the fragrance. I love how it smells not to over powering.

I don’t wear fragrances at work but when Rex and I go out I like to wear something that he will remember and I am sure this he will.  If you are looking for something that makes you feel sensual then you will want to get Wild Essence by Halle Berry. You can find it locally nationwide at stores like Walmart and Target.

Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Oct 212014
 

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Meet Me in Barcelona 2Title: Meet Me in Barcelona
Author: Mary Carter
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 352
Genre: Mainstream fiction
Format: Paperback/Kindle/MP3 CD, Audiobook, MP3 Audo, Unabridged

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About the Book:

A surprise trip to Barcelona with her boyfriend, Jake, seems like the perfect antidote to Grace Sawyer’s current woes. The city is dazzling and unpredictable, but the biggest surprise for Grace is discovering who arranged and paid for the vacation.

 

Carrie Ann wasn’t just Grace’s foster sister. Clever, pretty, and mercurial, she was her best friend—until everything went terribly wrong. Now, as she flees an abusive marriage, Carrie Ann has turned to the one person she hopes will come through for her. Despite her initial misgivings, Grace wants to help. But then Carrie Ann and Jake both go missing. Stunned and confused, Grace begins to realize how much of herself she’s kept from Jake—and how much of Carrie Ann she never understood. Soon Grace is baited into following a trail of scant clues across Spain, determined to find the truth, even if she must revisit her troubled past to do it.

 

Mary Carter’s intriguing novel delves into the complexities of childhood bonds, the corrosive weight of guilt and blame, and all the ways we try—and often fail—to truly know the ones we love.

Mary Carter

About the Author

 

Mary Carter is a freelance writer and novelist. Meet Me in Barcelona is her eighth novel. Her other works include: Three Months in Florence, The Things I Do For You, The Pub Across the Pond, My Sister’s Voice, Sunnyside Blues, She’ll Take It, and Accidentally Engaged. In addition to her novels she has written six novellas: Return to Hampton Beach in the anthology, Summer Days, A Southern Christmas in the upcoming 2014 anthology Our First Christmas, A Kiss Before Midnight in the anthology, You’re Still the One, A Very Maui Christmas in the New York Times best selling anthology Holiday Magic, and The Honeymoon House in the New York Times best selling anthology Almost Home. Mary currently lives in Chicago, IL with a demanding labradoodle. She wishes she could thank her gorgeous husband, but she doesn’t have one. In addition to writing she leads writing workshops.

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My Review:

I really liked the writing of this Meet Me in Barcelona. It was like a scavenger hunt through Spain. Grace’s parents took in foster children and Carrie Ann was one of them.  Carrie Ann always wanted to be a magician and left messages or clues all over.  Grace and her boyfriend won a trip to Spain. While in Spain she kept getting strange messages and then Jake disappears.  How could this happen?  Who was behind all these strange things.  Grace must follow a trail of clues to find out. You will not want to put this book down when you start reading it.

Kaisy1

I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest and my responsibility.

Oct 202014
 

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Are you looking for a new fragrance for the modern gentleman? I found a new cologne that I am going to give Rex for his Birthday.  It is Stetson Caliber.  I really like the scent and I think he will too.  Or maybe I like the write up about Stetson Caliber.

“He still exists—the rare man of honor with a dash of true grit.  It may seem old-fashioned, but recent research shows that most people think chivalry is still important today: a survey taken this summer reveals its value. Living by a code of modern gallantry, he draws on time-tested values that fit perfectly in today’s world. He is the ultimate “modern cowboy”, who builds, protects, provides, and stands steadfast in any situation. This quintessential American spirit is distilled in new Stetson Caliber.”

I must say my Rex kind of fits the description. He always opens and shuts my car door.  Doesn’t mind carrying in most of the grocers and always walks on the side closes to the traffic. The other day he even came out with of the house with an umbrella when I came home from work and it was raining out. He can be such a sweet man.

I also really like the scent of The Stetson Caliber fragrance it opens with notes of sparkling lime and black pepper. The warm heart of the scent contains nutmeg and violet leaf. The Earthy Oakmoss adds depth of character, while the true star is the woody red sequoia note. Embodying the subtle vigor and fervor of the modern cowboy, the Red Sequoia tree gives the fragrance a sexy, masculine finish. ($19, mass retailers).

If you are looking for a great stocking stuffer or gift The Stetson Caliber would be a great idea! You can find it nationwide at stores like Walmart and Target.

Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Oct 202014
 

crop_4c2a13c59cc70112d5a8ef762b8002bb9d35a02d26e6f4fa8ec0615549993df8b18fbc50250250I have always been curious if Cellulite Cream worked.  So when I read about Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream from Body Merry’s I wanted to try it.  They use caffeine, retinol and 3 types of Seaweed (Algae extract, kelp and dulse).  Along with Cayenne, aloe, coconut oil, sweet almond oil and a few other ingredients.

Well I found that Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream is easy to use you just spread over the area were you want to reduce  unwanted bumps and lumps.  After using for awhile you should feel your skin looking and feeling tighter, smoother and younger.  You should use twice daily.  What I noticed was a refreshing scent of mint, green tea and lime.  Once rubbed in their was little fragrance. I also like how fast the cream absorbed into my skin.

I also liked is that Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream was from from harsh chemicals such as parabens, sulfates and phthalates.  I really have not used the product long enough to see any results – but I do like the way it makes my skin feel very soft and do plan on using it for awhile longer.

If you are interested in purchasing Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream you can purchase it on the link below from Amazon.com.


Kaisy1
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.