Saturday, October 14, 2017

LipSense Lip Colors #Review

Hey friends! I am jumping on real quick today to let you know about an awesome company I was able to review recently. Been a busy week with a vacation trip and back but wanted to share with you all about LipSense that I received from Red Gate Beauty. This is a wonderful new way to wear lip color that lasts!





I was sent two products, a moisturizing gloss and a long lasting liquid lip color. Now I have to tell you, I am not a big fan of the heavy lip glosses, I would prefer a light lip balm that I can apply a couple times a day. But after receiving this, I don't think I will go back to a balm again, other than during the winter when my lips often chap. This duo is pretty sweet and when combined together, they will last the whole day.





The liquid lip color I received in Luv It, and goes on first, and I will warn you, it tingles. When I first applied it, I was unsure if it was supposed to tingle like it did, but then I went on and found some helpful tips and realized it is common for them. The more I used it though, the less time it tingled when I put it on. So after a week or two, it really didn't tingle much at all. It is sticky, and goes on much different than a lip balm, but that is normal. The only thing I didn't care for was the scent, it is almost a chemical scent but quickly goes away. As you can see, the color is nice and light pink, and lasted the entire day.




Now the moisturizing gloss I requested an almost raspberry color called Bougainvillea and it is so pretty, but quite a bit brighter than what I am accustomed to. When it is combined together with the lip color though they work so nicely! And believe me, it makes my lips feel all smooth and moisturized. I am totally in love with them both!




READERS, YOU CAN RECEIVE A 15% DISCOUNT AT RED GATE BEAUTY BY USING THIS CODE- bloggymoms15




**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Friday, September 29, 2017

Help Support Breast Cancer Awareness with Feit Electric & Susan Komen #Giveaway

Today I am hosting a giveaway which I am very excited about. Many of us either have a relative, close friend, or co-worker who has had a brush with cancer. And since October is breast cancer awareness month, Feit Electric has teamed up with Susan G Komen and brought us a special light bulb in honor of those who have been touched in any way by breast cancer.


Feit Electric joined forces with Susan G. Komen to create the pink Susan G. Komen® LED light bulb. It is now available at Home Depot through October and Feit will donate $50,000 to Komen to support the fight, despite sales.





Pink Susan G. Komen Light bulb by Feit Electric
  • The pink dimmable bulb uses only 4.5 watts of electricity with an average life span of about 20,000 hours or 18.3 years at 3 hours a day, which makes it easy to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly without compromising performance or fun. Designed for indoor and outdoor installation, you will experience considerable energy savings in comparison to traditional incandescent bulbs.

Additional Feit Electric bulbs to include for winner (all released this year)
  • IntelliBulb is a simply smart LED lighting solution ideal for renters, consumers who are hesitant to adopt smart home tech as it doesn’t require additional hardware or apps to integrate into their home, or just want a simple DIY solution, and comes in five different solutions that each solve a specific problem/need a consumer has.
    • Dusk to Dawn
    • Switch to Dim
    • Color Choice
    • Motion Activated
    • Battery Backup
  • LED Original Vintage Glass Curved Filament bulbs come with a curved design filament that fills the glass with a swirl, knot or loop, offering an impeccable design and unique, but traditional look. Perfect for decorative and accent uses, they come in seven distinctive designs.
  • Clear Glass, Color Filament Bulbs turn home lighting into lighting expression with a beautiful, colorful instant bright glow through a clear glass housing. Designed for indoor and outdoor installation, these bulbs have more than 18 years of life and come in a variety of attractive color LED filaments to match your personality, including red, blue, orange, green, pink, yellow and purple. 



Now I received my own product for review, only going to show some quick pictures right now though because I wanted to get this posted by October 1st. So you will see a bit more later.



The winner of this giveaway will win a variety of the products listed above. The main feature is the pink Susan G Komen light bulb, but I have to admit, my personal favorite is the original vintage one shown above.



This pink light bulb is so beautiful! It glows pink and is so pretty when you actually use it. As you can see from the pictures, it can be really nice if you have a good lamp.




Is anyone interested in the gift basket they are giving away? This is US only. Giveaway will end 10/16, winner will be chosen through Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Thanks for entering!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Love my Core Foam Prints! #Review

Today I have an amazing company I cannot wait to share with you all. When I first heard of the way their would be made, I was very unsure of how t would turn out and what the quality would be. But I have to say, I was extremely surprised and will definitely be purchasing in the future, probably for the holidays. Foam Core Prints offers a vast array of choices for all things printed. And for my review, I chose a canvas wrap, check it out below!



When this first arrived, we were so surprised! The clarity of the picture, like you are standing right there in front of them, and the quality of the canvas itself is amazing. I got this as a gift for a friend, and the look on his face when he saw it was priceless. He was so shocked and in love with it. Needless to say, it is now hanging in his youngest girls bedroom and she likes to point out who is in the picture and looks at it a lot.



I will tell you this, Foam Core Prints is an excellent company. The service is great and the shipping was super fast. If you are wanting prints of any kind for the holidays, they do amazing work!! Be sure to check them out and see what they have available to offer!





**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Friday, September 22, 2017

18,21 Man Made Grooming Products for Men #Review & #Giveaway

Today I have a feature for the guys, or at least the women who have guys in their lives. And I think that would pretty much cover all, if not most, of my readers. And when I say for the guys, 18.21 Man Made is a company that makes unique grooming products for the men. Not only was I sent product for review, but I was also sent a kit for giveaway as well so be sure to read to the end.



18.21 Man Made is a Texas based business, owned and operated by Angel del Solar, Aston LaFon and David del Solar. We are three hardworking gent’s that share a passion for making premium, uncommon goods that gentlemen take pride in owning.






When I first received the package, we were all super excited to smell the products. I had told the men there was something coming in for them, but I hadn't told them exactly what, so when I opened the kit, there was a lot of surprise. Needless to say, once they smelled it? The shock was through the roof! See ladies and gents, these grooming supplies for the men, have the distinctive smell of whiskey. Yes, you read that right, the very strong and powerful scent dating back to the time of the Prohibition. And when I say strong, I mean strong.



The kit I received for review includes all their products, including the body wash/shampoo, pomade, paste, clay, and hair spray. We all gathered around the box to sniff and smell, opening up the different items to see what each one was, and also some trying to figure out what other scents we could define.




I just have to say, the scent of this is amazing! After he uses this in the bathroom, the smell is all over the house, not to mention when he layers the other products with the shampoo and body wash. He loved these and it has taken him some time to figure out which products to use when and how much to use, etc. He did have two little things he didn't care for, or wished they could change. The hair spray he much more prefers with just the spritz instead of the spray. I had to tell him how we ladies have to deal with that every day, but he is used to the spritz. The other thing is when he takes it to travel. It does not travel well at all and spilled in his luggage so the lid would be nice if it stayed closed better.



Now, for those of you wanting to get some of your own, I would definitely urge you to look at their website. This would be perfect for gifts! The holidays are coming up quickly, or a birthday gift. But, for those of you who want to take a chance on winning your own set, I was sent one to give away to one of my readers. It is the one shown below, not the full set like I was sent for review, but still includes the hair spray, shampoo/body wash and the paste.



Giveaway is US only as I will be shipping. Giveaway ends 10/6 and winner will be chosen via Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ButcherBox #Review with Recipe Installment 2 @butcherbox


For those of you who are seeing this post before the other, make sure to go back and read my first installment for ButcherBox. This place is amazing and I loved the box, or rather bag, of fresh grass-fed beef. Today I want to jump right into my review though with the recipes, etc.




For the pork chops I actually made them all, cooked one way and then did something completely different with them the next night. So the first night we marinated them and tossed them on the grill. Super tender, juicy and very tasty.




The taste was just great. So for the second night we sliced them up, put BBQ sauce on them and fried them on the stove. And if it could even be possible, they tasted even better.



The BBQ sauce almost turned into a glaze since we had them in a skillet, and slicing them just made them so tender.



The last recipe I am going to share today is what I made with the ground beef. And I would be hard pressed to decide on which I liked better, this or the Colorful Chicken Alfredo.

Beefy Pasta Bake


1 lb Ground Beef
dash of olive oil
Minced Garlic
Chopped onion
1 lb Rigatoni (I used large shell)
1 jar Garlic Alfredo Sauce
1 Jar Roasted Garlic Spaghetti
16 oz Mozzarella Cheese



I took the ground beef and cooked it with the minced garlic and chopped onion. You can also add plenty of herbs, I used an italian herb mixture. While the meat is cooking, fix the pasta as normal, and I added a dash of olive oil in the water.



When the ground beef is finished, drain and set to the side. After the pasta is cooked al dente, drain and put back in the pot. Add both jars of pasta sauce, yes it looks like a lot but it bakes up great.



Add the ground beef and mix all together.



Pour into a baking dish, you might need to use two of them because this makes a lot, and then cover liberally with the mozzarella cheese.



Bake at 350* until the cheese is melted, then serve with a garden salad and garlic toast.



All I can say is that after eating this for dinner, we pulled it out again later that evening as a snack, plus there was enough for leftovers the next day. It had so much good flavor, I can't even explain how much we enjoyed this. Like I said, hard pressed to pick between this one and the Colorful Chicken Alfredo.

So, I might be writing another post with more recipes after I cook some more, but wanted to share these ones right now. I have really enjoyed my shipment from ButcherBox, and this meat is the freshest I have ever tasted. Loved trying out new recipes and fixing all different things.

As always, be sure to check out ButcherBox on their social media channels and if you are wanting to order some grass-fed beef, delivered straight to your door, this is the place to go.



**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Visit to Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers! #ilovefreddys

Well, our weather has turned unexpectedly cool here, actually been able to turn off the air a bit and just leave the windows open. Talk about a nice way to save on money. One of the fun things about being a blogger and doing reviews, is that I am able to feature great restaurants such as this one here. How many of you have ever visited Freddy's? If you have never been, then you are sadly missing out on some of the best steakburgers and frozen custard around.


For my visit I was sent a gift card for the family to go eat. We all packed up in the rain, and headed out to get us a good meal, my mouth watering the instant we stepped inside. The aroma of grilling burgers and hot french fries makes for an amazing smell as you come in. Now Freddy's is a "fast food" restaurant, but their service is impeccable and the food, while a tad bit higher than a regular meal on the go place, is definitely worth paying the extra. And if you try anything, make sure to try their french fry sauce, it is out of this world!



For myself I tried the Chili Cheese Dog combo. Normally I eat their steakburger, but I wanted to taste something different. And let me tell you, the hot dog was fresh and all beef, it didn't have that terrible flavor some do.



Came out steaming and was great, yes, I even dipped it in the special fry sauce. The little one got a chicken basket kids meal, which she actually ate almost all of. This is not normal for her, but she really loved the sauce and dipped anything and everything in it that she could.



Now there was no way I was leaving without trying the Nutter Butter custard sandwich. I saw it on the menu board and it looked very tasty, though different. And yes, it was great! I loved the flavor of mixing the vanilla custard and the peanut butter taste.



If you are ever passing by one of these restaurants, or you are looking for a great burger, please stop by. Freddy's has an array of choices that even the pickiest eater will enjoy. It is worth going out of the way for, believe me.



**DISCLOSURE: I was given a gift card in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Friday, September 1, 2017

Legacy Shave Evolution Brush & Razor #Review #Shave

Well, a very breezy and windy day here today, but thankfully the rain has abated for now. Will have to see how long that lasts but happy for what we have. Today I want to introduce a company, mainly for the menfolk, but also applicable for the ladies. Legacy Shave is a brand you will all be wanting to check out, believe me.



Legacy Shave is known for their Evolution Brush, and when I first saw this, I knew I was going to love it. After all, how many of you have trouble trying to get the shaving cream spread out evenly? Hands raised all over right? Whether you are a man or woman, shaving cream can be one of the best things, or one of the worst. But not any more with the evolution brush. This attaches to your can of shaving cream, or shaving gel, and it allows you to use it just like normal, but the brush automatically distributes the cream and allows for a better shaving experience!



For the men, this really aids in removing your beard. It is perfect to help mix the gel or cream right into the hair, and I found, while using it on my legs, that it really helps you to use less product. Because it spreads it better than my hand, I was able to use a smaller amount than I normally would. So I am assuming it would be the same way for the guys.



Now for the razor, I received the Legacy Shave 5 Blade Razor for a friend. He said that compared to the razor he was previously using, this one was quite a bit heavier, and a much better quality. Which after feeling both razors in my hand? A definite difference. After using it for a bit, he is very impressed with the quality of it, the swivel capabilities and the nice close shave it gives.

Everyone remember, the holidays are quickly approaching. And what better gift than something practical like this that would make their day. Be sure to check out Legacy Shave and browse their shop, purchase for the holidays and enjoy the look on your guy's face when they see this.



**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Patterns of Evidence DVD Review and #Giveaway

Hey everyone! It is hard to believe that tomorrow is the beginning of September. Fall is coming, cooler weather and nights spent in front of the tv bundled up. And today I want to introduce a documentary film, Patterns of Evidence: Exodus, that I think you all will enjoy, though the younger ones might not as much.



This is a little bit of an older film but it is still well worth viewing in my opinion. If you enjoy documentaries, historical films, or watching things that support biblical evidence, this is definitely a must see. The quality is excellent and as to the music? I found it lent quite a good bonus to the dvd. This is a film that brings up the subject of the Biblical exodus as found in, you guessed it, Exodus. Did it really happen and better yet, is there the evidence to support that position? As a Bible believer myself, I already know how I believed, but seeing the evidence was amazing and just helped to support my position.





For those who would enjoy seeing this film, I am happy to tell you there is a giveaway for one reader to win their own copy of this DVD. As always, USA only and winner will be chosen via Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway ends 9/8.



“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Traveling? Try the New SitORSquat App from Charmin + #Giveaway! #SitORSquat

Well, this week is off to a good start, weather is rainy today but not too bad. With Labor Day weekend coming up, people are going to be hitting the roads for a bit of a vacation, or even a short trip visiting friends and relatives. I will be staying close here, getting together with friends and having a good meal. But, for those of you traveling, I wanted to tell you about this fun and very informative app from Charmin. Believe me, if you are on the road at all, you will want to install it.


Now, are you ready for the name of it? This is what makes the app fun and appealing to me, it is called, SitORSquat. I literally cracked up when I first saw it. But, in all reality this is an app that I have downloaded and installed, and it will definitely come in handy when I travel, which I do quite frequently. The whole idea behind the  is that is will find a restroom when you need it. It will search anywhere near you, or you can plan for an upcoming trip and see where you want to pull off.



And get this, you can rate and review the bathrooms! Say you stop at one that isn't quite up to par, toilet paper spread everywhere, tinkle on the seats, or just overall not tidy. You can leave a rating and then a detailed review on what was wrong at that stop. But if you end up finding the most sparkling, tidy bathroom ever? Then be sure to leave a review for those as well so other families can find the good ones when they are traveling.



Now, Charmin is being amazing and allowing me to host a giveaway where one of my readers will win two packs of Charmin Essentials. And we all know that everyone needs toilet tissue, so this is a great giveaway. As always, winner will be chosen through Random.org, and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. USA only. Giveaway will end 9/14 and fulfillment is handled by Charmin.

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Ease of the Weave

This is a sponsored post. All thoughts are 100% mine. 

Well, I am totally loving the cooler weather here. Nice and breezy, windows open and the air off. I recently colored my hair, for the first time ever. Yes, this was definitely something new for me. But since doing it, I am loving the shade, and the other thing I didn't realize it would do, it makes it so much easier to take care of! I can handle it much better now, not as much frizz and the style is wonderful to just pull up.


Now, for those who want to do something different with their hair, without the whole drastic change of color or cut, you might want to take a look at hair extensions, weaves, or even a wig. Personally I had looked into an extension or weave for myself before actually taking the plunge of coloring the whole thing. With a wavy weave, you can add it, but it doesn't really change your own hair. There are different options to go with as far as glued or sewn in, so be sure to do your research first on what you really are looking for. And of course, check out whether you are desiring an extension or a weave.



Divatress is a brand I would urge you to look at if you are wanting a good quality weave. This is a leading company that deals with all things hair. You can choose from over thousands of wigs and beauty products. Plus you can ask questions and just browse if you aren't positive on what you are wanting.

Do any of you have a weave in your hair? Do you like it and how much did it change your hair? Leave a comment and let me know so my readers can see how well a weave works.




**DISCLOSURE: All thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Great Meals with Fresh Meat from ButcherBox! #Review




Today I have a company I cannot wait to tell you about. I was excited to receive this box and when it arrived, I was very pleasantly surprised by everything inside, as well as how it all actually tasted. ButcherBox is a monthly delivery service that specializes in grass-fed beef. This box is amazing!





I tried out several recipes with the meat, ranging from advanced to minimal preparation. I am actually going to be making two posts out of this because of doing all the recipes and pictures. And I have to admit, the general consensus is that this meat is so fresh tasting the difference is amazing, much more so than even our local butcher shop. In my box, I received bacon, pork chops, ground beef, steaks, chicken breast, a freezer bag and several recipe cards.



For the bacon, it was a pretty basic meal. We cooked it up for our breakfast, along with biscuits and eggs. I am going to say though, and I mean it with all this meat, it tasted so fresh!


I cannot stress the difference in the taste and the texture. I wanted to see what the rest of the family would say, without mentioning what I had used to cook, and they all said it tasted fresher.




Now for my chicken, I wanted to make a bit of a fancier meal, and let me tell you, I had so many requests for this recipe, that I had to send it to many of my friends. This is kind of my personal take on a recipe I saw somewhere else, but couldn't find the other one and just made up my own meal. I used the one chicken breast, received three total, and yes it was large enough to feed our 5 plus have leftovers.

Colorful Chicken Alfredo



1 large chicken breast
16 oz bow tie pasta
minced garlic
dash of olive oil
Two full handfuls of raw baby spinach
Small container of cherry tomatoes
16 oz jar of alfredo sauce




Dice the chicken and saute on the stove with minced garlic, a dash of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. While the chicken was cooking, I diced up my tomatoes and set them to the side for later.



Boil one lb of bow tie pasta as normal, I add a dash of olive oil in the water, drain and put back into the pot. You want a pot big enough to put all the food in together, but it still needs to heat more at this point so don't put it in a serving dish yet. In the pot mix the pasta, cooked chicken, cherry tomatoes, two large handfuls of raw baby spinach and the alfredo sauce. I was going to make it homemade, but did not have time that evening. Let it simmer and allow the spinach to wilt, then put in a nice serving dish and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.



Oh this meal turned out amazing! It was nice and soothing, with so much flavor and color. And you could take this recipe and play around with it, adding different vegetables or flavors, depending on what sauce you used. It literally was one of the best meals I have made this year, and the family loved it.

I will be doing another post shortly with some more recipes on how I used the other meat. We still haven't used it all, but definitely looking forward to trying the rest out. Also, if you are wanting to get some super fresh, grass-fed beef, delivered directly to your door, ButcherBox is the one to look at. Be sure to check them out on their social media sites as well.






**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**
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