Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kroger Buy 5 – Save $5 Event

In our neighborhood, there are 4 grocery stores, including a nice big Kroger store.  Kroger is the furthermost  from my home, but I find it is definitely worth the trip! Kroger has the best selection and I can always find what I am looking for. Being the mother of two teenage sons, I am always looking for at "deal" on the items that we purchase most.  Cereal is something that I buy a lot of!  I am really excited about the Kroger Buy 5- Save $5 Event going on right now!

Attention Kroger shoppers! Grab a cart (or two!) and head to your local Kroger Co. Family of Stores for the Kroger Buy 5 – Save $5 Event! From October 14th through October 24th purchase 5 participating General Mills products, and receive a coupon for $5 off your next shopping order* (coupon printed at checkout)!  Look for some of your favorite participating General Mills products like Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Betty Crocker Cake and Brownie Mixes, Hamburger Helper, Totino’s Party Pizza, Yoplait and many more!

 Promotion varies in different locations so please be sure to check your local Kroger Co. Family of Stores for specific deals and offers which include: Kroger, Ralphs, King Scoopers, City Market, Dillons, Smith’s, Fry’s, QFC, Baker’s, Owen’s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Fred Meyer, Pay Less Supermarkets and Scott’s Food & Pharmacy.

I have a $25 Kroger Gift Card to give to one of you!  

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 Disclosure: The gift card, information, and additional sample have been provided by Kroger and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Thanks Oral-B Professional Precision 1000 ....Wow! My teeth feel so clean!

Oral health has always been very important to me and my family.  I remember when I was just a little girl, making sure that I brushed my teeth properly was one of my mother's highest priorities. My mom also made sure that we went to the dentist regularly for our check-ups and cleanings.  Now that I have children of my own, I understand how important it is to get into the habit of good oral health at an early age. I am proud to say that my kids have never had a cavity!

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to  review the Oral-B Professional Precision 1000 rechargeable power toothbrush.  This toothbrush is fabulous! I have replaced my normal toothbrush with the Oral-B power toothbrush and I brush at least twice a day.  I love the way my teeth feel after brushing, there is a noticeably cleaner feeling that you can feel with your tongue.  This comes from the oscillating, rotating and pulsating movements from the toothbrush.  I have tried other power toothbrushes in the past and this toothbrush is superior product.  I would give the Oral-B Professional Precision 1000 my official Mom seal of approval.  I think that this toothbrush is a great product and would highly recommend it to my friends and family. In fact my whole family now uses power toothbrushes. My dentist and hygienist recommended that we make the switch to a power toothbrush.  I am thrilled with the results and so is my dentist! Our cleanings now take much less time because we are able to keep our teeth cleaner every time we brush.

Now is a great time to improve your oral health and save money too! Oral -B is offering a $20 mail-in rebate on select power toothbrushes through September 30, 20212.  You can visit for more information.  Oral-B can also be found on Facebook and Twitter .

I would like to say "thank you" to Oral-B and Modern Mom for giving me the opportunity to review the Oral-B Professional Precision 1000 power toothbrush. All the opinions express in this review are my own.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Modern Mom on behalf of Oral-B and received a product sample to facilitate my review

Thursday, August 9, 2012

NEW! Carmex Pomegranate Flavor!

I am a huge fan of Carmex!  I have been a loyal customer for years.  Carmex has recently added a new flavor to their line of  Carmex sticks....Pomegranate.  I was lucky enough to get a chance to try the new Pomegranate flavor as well as an Original Stick, Cherry Stick, Strawberry Stick, Vanilla Stick and Lime Twist Stick as a member of the Carmex Blog Squad.  I love them all!  It would be really hard for me to pick a favorite but I really do like the new Pomegranate flavor.    Each of the Carmex Sticks are made with an ultra-moisturizing formula and SPF 15 Water Resistant Sunscreen.  Perfect for a day at the beach or where ever you are out and about!

I am excited to offer a Carmex Summer Fun Pack for one of my readers!  This kit includes a fun Carmex beach tote, an Original Stick, Strawberry Stick, Vanilla Stick, Lime Twist Stick and the NEW! Pomegranate Stick!

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Thank you to Carmex for providing me with a Carmex Summer Fun Pack to aid in my review.  The opinions stated in this review are my own.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What is your Family History? Find out with!

I have always been interested in History.  Even as a child, history was my favorite subject in school.  Unfortunately, it was not until after I lost both my parents that I became interested in finding out about my family history.  When my parents died, I realized that I really did not know much about my family tree.  Last year, I gave myself a wonderful Birthday present...a membership to!  I have enjoyed digging and discovering just who my ancestors were and where they came from.  I was under the mistaken impression that most of my ancestors came from Germany, however; thanks to, I have been able to determine that most of my relatives came from the British Isles. 
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My Dad and his brothers makes is so easy to fill in the gaps with their "leaves" which are hints, based on information that you provide.  If you know a name or even a place, you can search thousands of records for information about your ancestors.  I have been so pleased with that I plan on renewing my Annual World Explorer Membership in September.

Recently, added the 1940 U.S. Census information to it's vast searchable collection of historical records. They now have 25 states and the District of Columbia indexed and searchable, a total of 55 percent of the 1940 U.S. Census population, with more states coming soon!

Thanks to, I am pleased to offer one of my lucky readers a genealogy kit, including a 6 month Deluxe U.S. Membership and a copy of Family Tree Maker 2012 for either Mac or PC.
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Thank you to for providing the Genealogy kit as a giveaway for one of my readers and also a copy of Family Tree Maker 2012 to aid in my review.  The opinions stated in this post are my own.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

75 Years with 750,000 Carmex Fans

Congratulations to Carmex for 75 years!  To celebrate this milestone, Carmex is sponsoring a contest on Facebook.  They are hoping to have 750,000 fans to celebrate their monumental 75 years in business and are giving away some fantastic Carmex prizes as well as CASH!  They have reached their first goal of 250,000 Facebook fans and will be giving away $1000 and a fishbowl of Carmex products.  To enter this contest like Carmex on Facebook and fill out the entry form.  Good luck to all and Congratulations to Carmex!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

StyleUnited: New View, New You

Recently, I was given the opportunity by SheSpeaks to preview StyleUnited, a new and exciting fashion and beauty webside by P&G.  StyleUnited is brought to you by such brands as Olay, Frederic Fekkai, DDF Skincare and Cover Girl.  StyleUnited offers women access to exclusive editorial content and personalized recommendations and connects them to to their full style potential using these unique tools:

  • Style 360 - a fully personalized diagnostic quiz that has been designed to understand your individual needs in skin care, hair care, cosmetics and fashion.
  • Customized Beauty and Fashion Content - hundreds of curated articles, blogs and how-to videos from industry experts  answer your every question while keeping you up on the latest trend news. 

Joining StyleUnited is quick and easy!  It just takes a few minutes and then you are on your way to getting your own personal recommendations.  The quizzes are fun and I really enjoyed getting the results!  I am looking forward to trying out some of the products that the website recommended just for me.  The best part is that these are P&G products, from a brands I already use and trust!

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StyleUnited is a website that I will go to again and again because it is fun, informative and easy to use.  Right now StyleUnited is hosting a fabulous giveaway,  the StyleUnited: New View, New You Giveaway!  Join, and enter and you could win! Two lucky winners will be chosen at random to take home a $500 gift card for a shopping spree at Macy’s or Nordstrom courtesy of StyleUnited.
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Thank you to SheSpeaks and StyleUnited for giving me the opportunity to review the StyleUnited website.  In return for my review I will receive a P&G beauty gift, all opinions are my own.