Sunday, August 31, 2014

Worlds Foods Blog Review

Disclosure:  I received free products in exchange for a review; also as being a part of the greenmommeets blogger group; however all opinions are my own.

I love getting to try new things and I recently had the opportunity to check out World Foods line of sauces and marinades. Green moms meet gives me so many opportunities to try new and exciting things.
I had the option to choose from a variety of sauces and marinades. My sister and her boyfriend I know love curry spice and so I thought I would grab this selection and see what they could come up with!!
I didn't know they made so many curry flavors!

They whipped up a few dishes and I forgot my camera but I wanted to share the recipes with you!!

Stir fry sauce
2 cups frozen mixed veggies
Steamed white rice
1 pkg. firm tofu cubed

top rice with saute veggies and tofu, warm sauce and garnish as you wish.

Fried Rice Paste
Fried brown rice, 2 cups frozen vegetable medley, 2 scrambled eggs

Thai Yellow Curry Paste
Steamed White Rice, 1 cubed potato, 1 lb. cubed beef, 2 carrots chopped, 1 onion cubed

Green Curry
We used this as a marinade for dipping chicken satay s, warm curry sauce and dip away!

If you are interested in ordering some of these delicious sauces and marinades you should check out the website HERE! They have all sorts or great things to try as well as several stores that carry them in your area Costco is a big one!!

These marinades and sauces definitely took my taste buds to another level and I can say it was fun to try something new.

Disclosure: I received free products in exchange for a review; however all opinions are my own.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dial new Coconut Water Body Wash Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received free product in part of the Purex Insiders Group.

I say this all the time but I love being a part of the Purex Insiders group. And I recently got to sample and try the latest from Dial Soap. Coconut Water & Coconut Water Mango Body Wash. I have to say I love the bottle, logo, as well as the smell of this amazing body wash!!

Dial has done it again, they have created a refreshing new line of body washes. Its the first of it's kind to contain real coconut eater and refreshing mango for a clean, healthy and hydrating shower experience!!

Did you know that coconut water is the leading trend know to hold rich antioxidants and electrolytes that help provide replenishing hydration for your skin. So not only will you get clean and smell amazing but your skin will look and feel just as amazing!

This wash is great and I used it immediately. You know when you love the smell you're going to love the product too! I loved that it's gentle on my skin and that it didn't leave me feeling soapy or jelly like. This washed away nice and left a smooth feel to my arms, legs and all the in betweens too!!

Dial and Purex are so amazing that they are allowing me to give away 2 free product coupons, US only! So please check out the rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK!

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Disclosure: I recieved free product in part of the Purex Insiders group; however all opinions stated are my own. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Spellbinder Review and Giveaway!!!

Disclosure: I received free product as a part of the Purex Insiders group; however all opinions are my own.

Being a blogger I have to say has it's perks. I also love being a part of so many fun groups. One of my most favorites is the Purex Insiders Group. They always have great products to try and I'm never disappointed. Today I am sharing a new product for all the CRAFTY people out there.

I recently had the opportunity to check out Spellbinder Celebraions Collection. It was a whole kit full of supplies to make 2 fabulous crafts! I was so excited because everything was cut out and included and the directions were helpful and very easy to follow!!

So the first craft was a Celebrations Party Hat Card, adorable right!! And let me tell ya if you follow the instructions you will get a SUPER cute card. See mine below. I love that each kit has everything you need. The colors are bright and fabulous and I can't wait for the next birthday I have to share with one of my friends!!!

The second craft was a Celebrations Best Day Ever treat bag!! Adorable title right!! And the colors, paper and supplies were just as colorful!! Again the kit had all the supplies ready now all I needed to do was put something extra special in my bag and tie it together. I can't tell you enough how EASY these kits are, so if you aren't super crafty you will be in no time with Spellbinder!!!

All in all this was a super fun review to do. I love making fun crafty projects and I think kids would love them as well. I love the colors and how many options they really have! You can check out more at Spellbinder

They have also offered a free set of Spellbinder Stamps for me to giveaway to one lucky Our Funny Little Family Follower! Check out the rafflecopter below, US ONLY and Good Luck.

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Disclosure: I received products through Purex and Spellbinder Collections in exchange for a review; however all opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rough couple of weeks

So I haven't written much lately that hasn't been Reviews because quietly I have been trying to figure out how to put everything I have been feeling into a post. So in February my mom had rotator cuff surgery and things went really well, she was doing great and things were healing well but on July 18th after 2 days prior being released from physical therapy my mom started experiencing some pain in her shoulder. Within in 3 days my mom was in emergency surgery because she had a severe infection in her blood and shoulder. It ended up being a staph infection.They went in and took out all the hardware and screws and unattached her rotator cuff. The infection had done some damage and so they recommended several weeks of antibiotics and rest. So she came home Monday the 23rd and has been on antibiotics. Tuesday she went into be rechecked and the infection is still pretty bad so as I type they are cutting her open again to clean it out and hopefully figure out what is going on. I have been battling all these feelings about my mom's surgery. I was really scared when the doctor called about the blood infection. My mom got worried and told my sister and I that if they mentioned taking her arm to not let them. My sister and I just looked at each other, honestly if it came down to my mom's life or her arm I would let them take it. I refuse to lose my mom. The morning of her first surgery on July 21st I cried. I was so concerned that this could be so severe and they just aren't telling us?? That was the longest day of my life, they rescheduled her surgery 3 times and she finally went in at 8:45pm. Everything went well and we were so relieved that the original surgeon did this surgery as well. She updated my sister and I and said she would follow up the following week. I was happy to see my mom and know she was in less pain but you could see she was still scared and frustrated. I wished I could do more, take away the pain or even trade her places. She got the news she would spend her summer on some fun antibiotics and that they would re-evaluate her in 10 weeks about repairing and attaching the rotator cuff again. She went on and on about how she never wanted to go through this again and so we talked and reminded her not to worry we aren't there yet and we can talk about it more as it got closer. The next few weeks were rough, she hasn't been able to do much, she's sleeping a lot and her summers are usually full of playing in the yard, walks and fun with the girls. She's been really discouraged and that's hard for me to see. We have been talking a lot about staying positive and how it could be so much worse, but you can still see the pain and frustration in her face. No one wants to continue to go through this over and over. I just pray and hope that this time will be the last, that the healing process can finally happen and we will see that happy lady I know again soon.

I think it's hard when you have a parent who's sick, ill, or broken and you can't fix them. I'm the fixer in my family and nurturer so this has been extremely hard on me. I try and just help out as much as I can, but I can't help but wish I could do more. We have been so lucky to have such a strong support system. My mom has some of the most amazing friends and co-workers. I can't extend thanks and gratitude enough to each of them. I know she's appreciated the phone calls, emails, visits and meals. Hopefully in just a few short hours she will be home resting. I can honestly say 2013 & 2014 have been really tough years on my family especially on my parents bodies and I just pray that we can all stay healthy and that bigger, brighter, and better things are in our future for 2015.

Good to Grow Review

Disclosure:I received Good to Grow products in exchange for a review as part of the Green Moms Meet Blogger program; however all opinions are my own.

I love being a part of the greenmommeets group. I recently had the opportunity to check out Good to Grow beverages.

These beverages are 100% fruit juice and do not contain any added sugar, high fructose corn
syrup, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. They come in 3 different sizes 4oz, 6oz and 8oz so you can get the perfect size for your child!!

They come with fabulous character tops such as Dora, Doc McStuffins, Barbie. Phineas and Ferb, Tinkerbell, Spider Man and Ninja Turtles, so you're sure to find one your kids will like!
I think the lids are great and you can reuse them on each drink which reduces waste and the bottles are recyclable. We've been reusing them this summer with water, juice and more. And they are so easy to wash too!!! The lids are also BPA free, GMO free, dishwasher safe and reusable!!
My kit came with two individual juices and lids, coupons for free individual juices and a 6 pack of Fruit Punch, pens and stickers. These were a big hits with both my girls and these didn't last more than 4 days!!!
They have 6 exciting flavors including:100% Apple Juice, 40% less
sugar Apple Juice and purified water, 100% Fruit Punch, Tropical Fruit Medley
V-Blend, Strawberry Kiwi V-Blend, and Organic 100% Apple Juice. The fruit punch and Apple Juice were really big hits and I don't mind giving them Good to Grow rather than Kool-Aid or Capri Suns. I know I'm making the healthier choice.

The price isn't too bad either for a single serve is $2.49 to $2.99. Refill packs range from $2.99
to $3.49. They are sold and available at grocery stores, mass retailers, and drug stores nationwide, including: Kroger, Safeway, H-E-B, BI-LO, Ingles, Meijer, Piggly Wiggly, Wakefern, Food Lion, Hannaford, Raleys, Babies “R” Us, Walmart, Toys “R”Us, Kmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, RaceTrac, Kwik Trip, 7-11, Sheetz, QT, BP,Cumberland Farms, Wawa, Circle K, and Kangaroo Express. With all these locations your are sure to find Good to Grow near you!!

There is a special promotion going on with Good to Grow so head over and check it out. Enter to win a themed birthday party by going to Each person that enters will receive a free refill pack with a purchase of single serve beverage. And don't forget to LIKE Good to Grow on Facebook with this Link.

Disclosure:I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinon on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.