Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bart's Cookies Review & Giveaway

Who doesn't love cookies??? Well I am very picky when it comes to my cookies. I usually only eat homemade (mine) cookies. Though when I received these Bart's Cookies to review, I said sure I'll try them. As soon as I opened my box I had hands waiting for cookies. They were a hit with the kids, the husband, and even the cousin. I had to fight just to get one for myself. Ok I didn't only because I hid 12 of the cookies, just for my late night snack. These cookies say they are bite size but I got 3-4 bites out of one. They are plump perfect little cookies. They have perfect texture, not too hard, not too soft. And the chips used in the cookies are huge. These cookies are full of flavor. Every bite I took was like a little party in my mouth. As I sit here writing this review my mouth is just water for more. I think I might of become a Bart's cookies ADDICT.. Is that bad??? Well I don't think so, but my diet does. I might have to just run a couple extra miles by the time I finish these cookies. I thought I could control myself, but like everyone else in my home I can't. My favorite is the white chocolate chip. The husband loves the peanut butter chocolate chip ones. And well the kids, they loved both. #bartscookies #cookies @bartscookies

I am very EXCITED that one of my readers will get a chance to try a dozen of these GREAT cookies for themselves. Make sure to enter via the raffle copter below.
Special thanks to Carmens Coupon Blog and Reviewz & Newz

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Thera Fit Giveaway

I am happy to be helping with this AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!! I love the style and colors of these shoes. I can not wait to try a pair for myself. They look so comfy and stylish. Make sure to read the great review as well. This one is a good one. Good luck everyone!!!

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When I chose the Therafit shoes for this review.. I was thinking they are very cute and I love them for that but are they really going to be different then any other pair of shoes I have had before? I am here to tell you that the design of these shoes is not purely for looks but they really hold up to the claims they make about comfort. I get really tired achy feet when I walk or anything else so I don't walk or run nearly as much as I should. I decided I was going to take these shoes for a test run on a walk with my boys one night. I didn't really have high expectations because I have tried many shoes that claim to provide comfort. We started off around the park and it was going as normal just kind of walking around and then it turned into the next street over and the next one before my boys were telling me their feet were getting tired. I haven't walked that far in well for as long as I can remember. I really think the secret to these awesome shoes has to do with the adapters. It comes with three of them and you can use one, two or all of them. I personally like all three of them being in because of how much shock they absorb and the support they give me. I have actually found me wearing these shoes more often then I wear any other type of tennis shoes I have. I am big on wearing sandals so it is really saying something when I like another type of shoes. They also have really cool microbe shield that controls odor, staining and deterioration. I haven't had them long enough to really tell you if this shield holds up but honestly I have wore them out multiple times and they don't stink like my other shoes do at all! I did remove the adapters just to see how easy or hard it was to remove them and let me tell you it literally takes seconds to adjust the comfort on these shoes. I know I have mentioned it a little above but I for sure have to include how cute these shoes are I love the Black with purple and pink. They are so fun and so girly and I love wearing them out everywhere I go. I have gotten many compliments on them from fellow mom's about how they love the way they look and then I have to brag up about how they make my feet feel! I really recommend these to all those women and mom's out there who are constantly on their feet. Whether you are looking for a great shoes for exercising, walking or just to provide everyday comfort these would be a great choice! One thing I do recommend when I was ordering these they let me know they do run a little bit small so they recommend that you get a 1/2 size bigger then what you normally wear.  
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Therafit doesn't just make tennis shoes with the awesome adapters they make sandals too how cool is that!?
They also have so many different colors and styles!
There is truly something for everyone!
I also want to shed light on the fact that the awesome people over at Therafit are helping to bring you comfort but that they are also helping in other ways!
For every purchase made on They will donate $1 to the selected charity of your choice! How cool is that!?
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Also speaking of giving Therafit has been kind enough to offer one of my readers their very own pair of Therafit Tennis Shoes or Therafit Sandals! All you need to do is enter below for your chance to win! Please note: this giveaway is open to US only!
Mama C's Secrets 2 Savings receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for deliver of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. I only recommend products or services I personally use and believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 225: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

HBL Haircare Review/Giveaway (8/24-9/7)

I am excited to help out a friend with this HBL Hair Care giveaway. This is a great new product. Read her review below and make sure to enter the giveaway. Good luck to all who enter.HBL Hair Care is offering one lucky reader a Revitalizing System of their very own. I can't wait to try this new HBL Hair Care.

When I found out I was being sent the Revitalizing Hair Care System from HBL Hair Care I was really skeptical. I've always thought that shampoo isn't something worth really investing in and with a price tag of $62.90 this stuff can't possibly be that great can it? Well, I'm here to tell you that it is that great. I have a lot of hair, and a large obsession with coloring my hair. It's damaged, dry, and brittle from many rounds with hair dye. This stuff made my hair shiny, soft, and manageable! I'm a busy mom of 3 little boys and this made my hair so easy to work with, turning my morning routine from fighting my hair to something similar to those cheesy shampoo commercials (ok, I'll admit it. I shook my head back and forth in front of the mirror just to watch my hair shine and bounce). HBL Hair Care offers the following description on their Revitalizing Treatment: Cleanse, condition and revitalize weak, brittle and damaged hair with the HBL Revitalizing System. Enhance your HBL cleansing and conditioning experience by adding Revitalizing Treatment to your hair care routine. Designed to enhance any conditioner or chemical service, Revitalizing Treatment works to repair and strengthen for healthy, beautiful hair. They don't lie, my hair is strengthened and it feels a lot healthier than it did before I started the treatment. It smells great, and anything that can tame my wild mane is a win in my book. HBL has many other products for different types of hair so if the Revitalizing isn't for you check out their many other hair products there is something for everyone! The next product I am really interested in giving a try is the Hair Masque. Be sure to check out and connect with HBL haircare:   The kind people over at HBL Haircare want to continue to shower the love and give one of my lucky readers a chance to try the very same haircare package I did! So be sure to enter below!

Mama C's Secrets 2 Savings receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for deliver of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. I only recommend products or services I personally use and believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 225: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Perky Jerky Giveaway

I am glad to be hosting this great giveaway. So I ask who doesn't like Jerky?? Since I know most of you enjoy jerky, I would like to give you all a chance to win some. Please check out my review and recipe here. I plan on doing more fun things with this great new Perky Jerky.
Please enter via the Rafflecopter below. Thank you Reviewz & Newz and Carmen's Coupon Blog.
#win #PerkyJerky #giveaway #enter #Beef #turkey #Jerky

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Food Should Taste Good Review & Recipe & GIVEAWAY

So I was given some of these great new HEALTHY chips/crackers. I will admit at first I was query. When I want chips, I want the bad for you chips. Though after the first bite of the Kamhi chips, I was very impressed. Next I knew I just had to get my hands on that bag of Lime & Sea Salt tortilla chips. (they are also a cracker. So I decide to open them up and make some nachos.

The perks of eating these chips.... First they are healthy for you. I know you are all thinking healthy food usually taste bad or leaves behind an after taste, these don't. I like that they are a chip and a cracker at the same time. They have a great selection of flavors.

The name says it all. Food Should Taste Good. And well they chips live up to there NAME. I don't know of any other chips/crackers that live up to there name. I also looked at my look grocery store and there they were. Looking at the price of them they are a GREAT VALUE.
#fstg_chips @FSTG_Chips #healthy #chips #giveaway #win

Ramblings of the Chef next door is glad to be hosting this giveaway.
Thank you to Inspiring working Moms And Carmen's Coupon Blog.

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Nacho Recipe
1 lb ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning mix (your choice)
1 package of shredded cheese (your choice)
Salsa (your choice, I make homemade)
1 bag of FSTG Lime & Sea Salt Tortilla Chips

Brown ground beef then drain, put back in frying pan add seasoning mix and a little water. Mix well. Next open your FSTG chips and lay on baking sheet. Next layer with ground beef, salsa, cheese and anything else you want to add. (I use olives, jalapenos, fresh onion,sour cream, and guacamole.) Bake just long enough to melt cheese. Put on plate and enjoy.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Okabashi Shoes Giveaway

I am happy to be hosting this great giveaway. Okabashi shoes make my feet smile all day long. If you love your feet, then make yours smile too. Enter to win a pair of Okabashi shoes of your choice. One lucky winner will get a pair. And now ladies I know we all love shoes. And even more so when they are FREE!
Thank you Reviewz & Newz and I'm not Skinny.
#win #giveaway #okabashi

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Okabashi Shoes

So I have had bad luck finding clogs that I can wear for 8 hours a day or more. I have tried many different types of clogs. Well I saw this new one I had never seen. I asked them if I could try there clogs and do a review of them. They were happy to send me a pair to review.

Well I got them within 3 days. Which was the first thing that impressed me. They were package great as well. But that really isn't the great part of all of this.

The clogs fit snug on my feet which is awesome! They did not wiggle around or fall off my feet. Also great.
They have arch support which is amazing! They even have the little toe line. (LOL) I liked that feature. I had no problem wearing these all day in the kitchen.

Here is a few other AWESOME perks of these clogs.  They are made in America. (no OUTSOURCING). (LOL) I love that. They are 100% recyclable and come with a 2 year GUARANTEE. That is AWESOME. This is a company that will stand behind their products.

I LOVE MY NEW CLOGS!!! I will be purchasing some flip flops from this WONDERFUL company @OKABASHI  #OKABASHI

Saturday, August 17, 2013

French Toast using Chobani

So I wanted french toast last night for dinner. Though I did not want the same boring french toast. So i created a great new french toast that kids and adults will love. Please let me know if you try it and what you think of it.

2 eggs
1/4 cup Vanilla Chobani yogurt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
splash of milk

Mix eggs, yogurt, vanilla, and milk till well blended. Next dip your bread into the mix and pan fry as you normally do.

This recipe will come out fluffy and light. And taste GREAT!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Chobani Giveaway

We are proud to be giving away some great Chobani yogurt to 1 lucky winner... I have tried this new yogurt and love playing with it in recipes. Check out my great recipes here  and here    Please comment your thoughts. Thank you Reviewz & Newz for helping me with giveaway!

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Homemade Cheese Burger Macaroni

This is a quick easy meal that anyone will love... I make this at least once a month for my family. Please comment on this. Hope you all enjoy.

1-2 lbs ground beef
1 lb macaroni
2 lbs cheese of your choice (I use american and cheddar)
1 1/2 cup milk
1 stick butter
salt & pepper

Cook ground beef and macaroni. Drain both of them. Put macaroni back in pot then add ground beef, milk, butter, and cheese. Stir till cheese is melted and well blend. Add salt and pepper to taste

I also add crushed red pepper to mine along with tomato. You can also put in casserole dish and top with bread crumbs and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Hope you all enjoy.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Perky Jerky Review & Recipe

I have been wanting to try this awesome new jerky as well as making something with it. So I asked the wonderful people at Perky Jerky if they would help. I was sent some to play with and try to create recipes with it .

The jerky (beef & turkey) tasted so good. And not only that, but it was also so tender. It was bursting with flavor. This is some of the best jerky I have tried. My kids also love it. And what a great healthy new snack for them. It has NO added MSG . No nitrites or preservatives either. Its all natural!! Which I think is just AWESOME!!! As we try to eat as healthy as we can at our home.

My family will eat this awesome Perky Jerky for years to come. Whether its as a snack or made into a great new dinner.

So last night my husband wanted nachos. But I wasn't really wanting the same ole nachos. So here is what I made instead. Well we loved it.

Perky Jerky Nacho Recipe

Tortilla chips of your choice
1 package Perky Jerky (chopped)
1 package shredder cheese of your choice
homemade salsa or jar of your choice
sour cream
black sliced olives

I make homemade salsa

Homemade Salsa Recipe
3 tomatoes (diced)
2 jalapeno peppers (diced)
1 clove of garlic (minced)
1 yellow pepper (diced)
1 onion (diced) (I use red)
1 lemon (just the juice)
salt and pepper to taste  

Put nachos on baking sheet, top with jerky, and cheese. Then bake in 350 degree oven just to melt cheese. Pull out of oven place on plate and top with all the goodies you like. Last eat them and ENJOY!!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Giveaway for Very Kool Android Phone

Enter this giveaway before its to late... I did and I hope I win... Need a new phone really bad..

Burgundy Mushrooms

I love mushrooms. So I decided to share this great recipe with all of you. If you love mushrooms you will LOVE this... Let me know your thoughts on them.

Burgundy Mushrooms

1 1/4 pounds mushrooms
2 quarts water
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 tablespoons margarine
3/4 cup yellow onions, diced
1/2 cup Burgundy
1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 teaspoon ground white pepper

Clean and thoroughly dry mushrooms. Combine water and lemon juice in covered saucepan. Bring to boil.
In another saucepan, melt margarine and saute onions until glassy (about 5 minutes).
In a bowl, add spices and bouillon to Burgundy. Whisk until bouillon is dissolved. Add wine mixture to onions. Simmer over medium heat about 10 minutes (until alcohol has evaporated). Remove from heat.
Add mushrooms to boiling lemon water. Return to boil. Remove blanched mushrooms from heat and thoroughly drain. Add mushrooms to wine sauce and stir until blended.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Chobani Recipe

So I decide that I was going to make pork fried steak.... Well I ran into a slight problem.... NO EGGS!!!! So I looked in the fridge to see what I could use instead of eggs. And well there was my yummy chobani yogurt. So I decided to try something no one would ever think of. So here is my new DELICIOUS recipe.

Pork Fried Steak

4 pork cube steaks ( or more)
1 cup flour
1 cup bread crumbs (I make my own)
1/2 cup chobani nonfat plain yogurt
1/4 cup chicken or beef stock

First put flour in bowl and bread crumbs in bowl. Next put chobani yogurt in bowl and whisk your broth in slowly. Then dip your steak in flour, next chobani mixture, and then bread crumbs. Last fry it in 350 degree oil. (make sure oil is hot) Finally time to eat it and enjoy.

I put mine with spaghetti and sauce, though my husband likes his on sandwiches. You can try it with different things. Let me know if you try this one out.

I think it is much better than egg wash!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Kids Gummy Bear Recipe

Do you enjoy gummy bears??? I do and my kids love them. So I started making this fun recipe with my kids. They love being able to make their own candy... So if you think your kids will enjoy, try this one out... Here is a fun recipe to do with your kids. Let me know if you try it and what your kids think of it.

Gummy Bears

1 small box Jello with sugar (any flavor)
7 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup water

Mix in a saucepan until the mixture resembles play dough. Place pan over low heat and stir until melted.
Once completely melted, pour into plastic candy molds, and place in the freezer for 5 min.
When very firm, take out of molds and eat! Have fun and enjoy.