Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sometimes we just need a little help!!

We have all been there!! There are those occasional nights when you feel so sleepy only to find that when you finally get into your bed and get all comfortable you just can not fall asleep!! you toss, you turn, you position your pillows over and over and yet still find yourself wide awake.

The makers of ZzzQuil understands your struggle. They have created a product that not only helps you get that much needed sleep, but also helps you wake up refreshed.

I am not one to take a pill unless i know it is going to work AND is safe to take.

ZzzQuil has proven to be both!! I tried it, i liked it and I will definitely be using again when the occasion arises. I took 2 of these amazing purple pills and surprisingly got a really good nights sleep. About 8 hours later I awoke feeling refreshed, energized and not a bit groggy . My only complaint was how long it took for it to work...but that could be just my experience...who knows? I do however like the fact that it is an over the counter product and not prescription.

I highly recommend this product to anyone who ever has troubles falling asleep as it really does work effectively and is safe to take side effects as far as i can see :)

I received a sample of  #ZzzQuil for testing purposes thanks to Influenster . All opinions are my own

Friday, June 12, 2015

Target Deals For Week of June 14-20

Viva 8-pk. giant-roll or Vantage paper towels, Scott 15-pk. 1000 sheets tissue $9.99
 or Extra soft 24-pk. double roll, Cottonelle 9-pk. mega-roll or 18-pk, double-roll bath 
$0.50/1 Viva Paper Towels printable [6 rolls]
$0.50/1 Viva Vantage or Regular Paper Towels, exp. 6/28/15 (SS 05/17/15)
$0.50 off Cottonelle Toilet Paper, exp. 6/27/15 (SS 05/17/15) [(2) 4-ct. or (1) 9-ct.]
10% off Viva Paper Towels (Target Cartwheel)
5% off Scotts 1000 Bath Tissue (Target Cartwheel)
5% off Cottonelle Bath Tissue (Target Cartwheel)
Final Price: $5.99 each WYB 2 after $5 Gift Card

Arm & Hammer 210-oz, 140-load liquid or OxiClean 7.2 lb powder detergent $9.99 
$1/1 OxiClean Laundry Detergent, Dishwasher Detergent, or White Revive Laundry Stain Remover printable
$2.25/2 Oxi-Clean Laundry Detergent, Dishwasher Detergent or White Revive printable
$3.50/3 Oxi-Clean Laundry Detergent, Dishwasher Detergent or White Revive printable
$3/1 Oxiclean Laundry Detergent Printable
$1/1 OxiClean Laundry Detergent printable
$3/1 Oxiclean Laundry Detergent, exp. 7/11/15 (SS 05/31/15)
5% off Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent (Target Cartwheel)
Final Price: $4.49 each WYB 2 after $5 Gift Card

All 76-or 82 ct. MightyPacs, 162-oz, 91-108-load or 172-oz 114-load liquid laundry detergent $11.00
$2/1 All Mighty Pacs Printable [50-ct.+]
$1/1 All Product printable [Excludes trial size]
Final Price: $6.50 each WYB 2 after $5 Gift Card
$10 Target Gift Card wyb two
Quilted Northern, 30pk Double Roll Bath Tissue - $16.99
$1/2 Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong Bath Tissue (SavingStar Deposit)
 [6 double roll or larger]
$1.50/2 Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong or Plush Target printable
$1.50/1 Quilted Northern Bath Tissue, exp. 7/14/15 (RP 06/14/15) [24+ roll]
$0.25/1 Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Bath Tissue, exp. 7/14/15 (RP 06/14/15) [6 double roll+]
$0.55/1 Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong Bath Tissue, exp. 7/14/15 (RP 06/14/15) [6 double roll+]
$0.55/1 Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong Bath Tissue, exp. 6/17/15 (RP 05/17/15 #2) [6 double roll+]
$0.25/1 Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Bath Tissue, exp. 6/17/15 (RP 05/17/15 #2) [6 double roll+]
$1.50/1 Quilted Northern Bath Tissue, exp. 6/17/15 (RP 05/17/15 #2) [24+ roll]
5% off Angel Soft or Quilted Northern Paper Products (Target Cartwheel)
Final Price: $8.93 each WYB 2 after $10 Gift Card
Angel Soft Bath Tissue, 36pk Double Roll Bath Tissue - $14.98
$0.55/1 Angel Soft Item printable

$0.45/1 Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue, exp. 6/17/15 (RP 05/17/15 #2)
$1/1 Angel Soft with Fresh Lavender Scent, exp. 6/17/15 (RP 05/17/15 R) [12+ rolls]
5% off Angel Soft or Quilted Northern Paper Products (Target Cartwheel)
Final Price: $8.23 each WYB 2 after $10 Gift Card
Buy (1) Little Debbie Donuts $1.79 (Sale thru 7/18)Use (1) 20% Off Little Debbie Bagged Donuts Target Cartwheel x6/30
Use (1) $0.95/1 Little Debbie Snacks, exp. 6/28/15 (SS 03/29/15) [DND]
Total Price: 49¢ each!
Buy (1) Little Debbie Select Snacks 3/$4 or $1.33 each (Sale thru 6/20)Use (1) $0.95/1 Little Debbie Snacks, exp. 6/28/15 (SS 03/29/15) [DND]
Total Price: 38¢ each!
Buy (2) Starburst or Skittles $1.79     Use (1) $1/2 Target printable coupon
Use (1) Save 10% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.26)
Use (1) $1/2 Skittles, Starburst, or Life Savers Gummies Bags, exp. 9/5/15 (RP 06/07/15) [13-oz. to 14-oz.; DND]
Final Price: 66¢ each!
Buy (1) Gevalia Iced Coffee, $1.99 regular priceUse 20% off Gevalia Iced Coffee (Target Cartwheel) (-$0.40)
$1/1 Gevalia Iced Coffee With Almond Milk Single-Serve Printable [11.1-oz.]
Pay $0.59, submit receipt for $1 Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk Snap rebate
Final Price: FREE + $0.41 MONEYMAKER!
Nabisco 9.5-to14.5-oz Chips Ahoy! cookies or 5.5 to 10-oz crackers $2
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker, exp. 6/27/15 (SS 05/17/15) [4.5-oz.+]
20% off Chips Ahoy Cookie Item, exp. 7/26/15 (Target Summer Savings Booklet) [Excludes single serve]
Final Price: $1.23 each WYB 2
Buy (2) Aveeno Baby Sunscreen, $6.28 Use (1) $1.50 Aveeno or Aveeno Baby Suncare Summer Savings Booklet Target Coupon exp 7/26
Use (1) $2/1 Aveeno Sun Care Product, exp. 6/30/15 (SS 05/03/15) [ETS; Limit 4]
Use (1) $1/1 Aveeno Product on Healthy Essentials
Pay: $8.06 + $5 Gift Card back for buying 2 thru 6/20
Total Price: $3.06 or $1.53 each!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Healthy Eating Week!!!!!!!!!!!

Since I have started clean eating I have noticed many awesome changes!! The most important one being that I feel soooo much better. I noticed that I have more energy, less fatigue and fewer tummy problems. Yes, tummy problems!!

The way they process our foods today can really have a negative effect on your tummy. Ever notice that when you eat a certain food your tummy gets crampy, gassy or just straight out nauseated? Well you are not alone! I used to get gassy really bad...not knowing why I would just let it pass not giving it a second thought...until one dreaded day when i awoke to theee worst pain in my abdomen. I am talking PAIN!!!!!!! which eventually sent me to the ER.

Once there I learned that i had blockage in my small intestine. Scary right? Well after a whole lot of research I learned that this is common in many people and all caused by the foods we eat.

I am proud to say that since I have stopped eating so much of those foods I am now finding myself pain free..yes..........And I embrace it!!

Now you are probably thinking ugghhhh but I love pizza and cookies and even ice cream!! Well guess what? I do too :) I just have a healthier way of enjoying these foods. Pinterest is a site where you can discover all sorts of recipes, tips, ideas and help! There are a limitless amount of recipes here for clean eating and they DO include our favorite foods but with a healthier way of making them.

Today I am sharing one of my faves: Cauliflower Pizza Crust!! yummmm!!  This cheesy cauliflower pizza crust is, dare I say it, is even better than bread!!

Cauliflower Pizza CrustThis cheesy cauliflower pizza crust is, dare we say it, even better than bread:
Posted by on Sunday, 19 April 2015

Once you have tried this for yourselves...feel free to comment below on how much you liked OR disliked it!!!

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Understanding Walgreens!

I am not a walgreens shopper but when i do go there i find this tutorial very helpful!!! Walgreens rewards program can be quite confusing!!

Are you wasting your hard earned money?

When you go shopping do you really plan out your trip by creating a shopping list? counting inventory and clipping coupons? If you answered no to any of these you are wasting money!! Every penny counts in this day and time. Prices have gone up and incomes are dwindling in today's economy.

I learned many years ago how to make my paycheck go further and the first step is to be aware of how and what i buy. For example...I used to buy hand soap in those little dispensers...thinking they were so cheap that i could just buy several at a time. But in reality it is wiser to buy a bigger bottle of the refill and fill my own dispensers. Costs around $4.00 normally at walmart and it goes a long way.

Always write down what you really need for your pantry instead of blindly buying items just to realize you had some tucked in the back!! my daughter would do this all the time!! It really pays off to know how many cans of soup or boxes of cereal are actually in the pantry before buying more.

Coupons, coupons and more coupons!! I never ever buy anything without first checking to see if there is a coupon for it. And with so many outlets available to acquire them...there is no excuse not to have them!! There are sites such as , and also newspaper inserts that offer coupons. and let's not forget about rewards cards and apps!! 

I plan on getting into the rewards and apps in another post as I am just now learning the ropes on how they actually work. 

So how do you shop? Do you see any savings? What apps do you use?? Feel free to comment below so that others can benefit from your wisdom :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I just love being an influenster!!

Have you ever been in a store and noticed something new on the shelves such as a new beauty product or even a new food item and thought hmmm i wonder if these are good or not? Afraid to purchase it in fear of trying it out and not liking it? I used to do this a lot until I became a member of INFLUENSTER :)

First let me explain what Influenster is: This is a site where not only can you read REAL reviews written by REAL people on just about everything from cosmetics to appliances, etc. but also are given the opportunity to actually try out new products.

Members of this site get the chance of receiving a box (voxbox is what they call it) which is filled with many neat products in return they must write reviews and share their opinions of each product they receive. You might be thinking right now that this seems tedious but I assure you it is actually enjoyable to do. There are so many fun activities to do related to the products you receive that it really does not seem like work at all. For example they may ask you to post a picture of yourself using the product and simply post it on social media. Also for each task you complete you are given the chance at winning prizes from that certain brand as well. AND for each task you complete you will receive a badge as well. The more badges you earn the more chances you have at being chosen for the next box of goodies! Sounds exciting huh??

I have been a member of INFLUENSTER for 2 years now and have received quite a few sample boxes! It is always a thrill to see that I have been chosen for a certain campaign and I really do enjoy completing all of the tasks they ask of me.

Here is a sneak peek at what my dashboard looks like. On here you will find all of the currently running campaigns going on and what is required of you to complete each one. I find myself visiting this often as I am always looking for the next exciting campaign to come. 

The very best part of all of this is voicing my opinion and also reading what others have to say about it. Reviews are a vital part of my research when deciding on a purchase and this site has been a big help in that area. Reviews written by real people who are NOT paid for their reviews is critical to me as i know they are honest and unbiased.

Have i peaked your curiosity yet?? Well there is so much more to share with you!!

Do you like apps? Influenster also has that!! yes... it is the #Influensterapp . take a look 

By having the #Influenster App you can have access to it 24/7 on your smartphone (unfortunately only apple itunes has this available right now) patiently waiting for android version...but anyhow I absolutely love love love this site!! 

Are you on social media?? such as twitter, facebook, instagram?? This also helps! The more you share the higher your influence is :) Here is what my score looks like:

My impact score is fairly high because i have accounts on almost all of social media and i share often on them all. The more you share the higher it gets.

I am very pleased with all of the voxboxes i have received and look forward to many more :) I highly recommend this if you are looking for a fun and easy way to try out new products and are interested in giving feedback on them as well. I guarantee you will love being a part of the influenster nation!! Go ahead...go check it out and while you are there you might as well join :) No better time than right now! Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This video never gets old!! This here is my baby sister. This was her lovely wedding in which she married her best friend, true love, first love Danny giotto .

They have been married now for 4 years and right now she is battling colon cancer :( It really makes me sad to know that she is going through such hard times and all I wish is for her to be free of it all. I love this girl with all my heart!

If you are reading this post please, please say a little prayer for her. I strongly believe that she will win this ugly war with the help of family and friends and awesome fans like you :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

JERF (Just Eat Real Food)

I believe in eating real foods and less of the processed stuff and that is why I have decided to try out the clean eating diet. It's not really a diet though because I am eating a whole lot of food...just better for me foods :) I ran across this scrumptious dish as i was surfing through a few of my favorite blog sites. ( This woman has so so many delicious recipes and this one was delicious!!

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes

The prepared Pad Thai sauce is sweet. Start with 3 tablespoons of the sauce and if you feel like you need more salty (but not sweet), add a teaspoon of fish sauce or soy sauce. If you enjoy more sweet, add another tablespoon of the Pad Thai sauce.
8 ounces extra firm tofu, cubed
2 tablespoons cooking oil, divided
2 eggs, beaten
1 stalk green onion, cut into 2" lengths
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 cup matchstick cut carrots
3 large zucchini, cut into noodle spirals
3 tablespoons prepared Pad Thai sauce (or more, depending on taste)
1 lime, halved (use 1 half for step 5, cut other half into wedges for serving)
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
sprigs of cilantro, minced
1. Pat the tofu very dry with paper towels. Toss just 1 tablespoon of the cooking oil with the tofu. Heat a wok over high heat. When hot, carefully slide the tofu (be careful of any splatters). Brown all sides of tofu, about 1-2 minutes each side. Remove tofu to plate and set aside.

2. With a paper towel, wipe the wok clean. Swirl in just half of the remaining cooking oil and turn the heat to medium-high. When hot, add in the eggs and scramble. Remove the eggs to to the tofu plate and set aside.

3. Return wok to medium-high heat. Swirl in the last of the cooking oil and turn heat to medium-high. When hot, add in the green onion, garlic and ginger. Cook for 15 seconds, until fragrant.

4. Turn heat to high and add in the carrots. Toss and stir fry for 1 minute. Then add in the zucchini noodles. Toss well and when zucchini begins to soften (about 1 minute), then stir in the Pad Thai sauce. Add in the eggs and the tofu. Toss, cook for 2 minutes. Taste and add additional sauce if desired.

5. Squeeze a little lime on top, top with chopped peanuts and cilantro. Serve with additional lime wedges.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Perfect Portions Digital Scale + Nutrition Facts Display, Silver Review

I have always wanted a scale like this but had no idea they even existed until now. Since I am trying to change my eating habits and maintain a healthy weight I have literally been keeping track of what i put into my body such as calories, sugars, carbs, etc.

Also have been doing a whole lot of label reading before i buy foods and am shocked to see just what we are consuming!! some ingredients in our daily foods are things i can not even pronounce. I do believe there are too many additives and preservatives being put into our foods and that these are the cause of many illnesses among people these days.

Since i was given the opportunity to review this food scale and share with followers, I am finding that this scale is very useful to have.

I simply place my food on the scale, look up the code for that specific food and the scale tells me everything i need to know...such as total calories, fat calories,sodium and so on. This is very helpful if you are trying to cut back on certain things such as sodium and sugars. 

It is really simple to use once you get used to it. The booklet pretty much guides you through the process and the codes cover just about every type of food out there.

The Perfect Portions Scale is a scale and nutritional calculator in one and can be found at Amazon
Using the familiar "Nutrition Facts" label, it clearly displays the nutritional content (calories, fats, carbs, sugars and more) of nearly 2000 foods adjusted to your portion size.

It allows you to see how many calories are in that handful of candy or track the sugar content of foods without labels. 

Unlike other nutritional scales, it breaks down the information into % daily value, tracks your daily total, and even lets you customize the scale by entering 99 of your own foods.

 It has an easy-to-clean, stylish glass-top surface and touchpad keys. The Perfect Portions Scale works with any diet to give you the information you need to help you control your portions and make healthy choices. 

Display weight in grams or lb oz with high resolution gradation (0.1oz/1g). Max weight capacity 10 pounds/5 kg). Additional features include automatic power off; tare function; 5 year warranty. Batteries included.

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