Wednesday, September 25, 2013

French Toast School Wear Giveaway

Giveaway runs from Sept. 25th thru Oct. 4th so get your entries in now.

The opportunity to offer a giveaway to my fans for school uniforms is exciting. Thanks to French Toast for sponsoring! I dread back to school shopping and even more when you are on a tight budget. In our school district kids from 1-10 grades are required to wear uniforms and French Toast is like the official company that all stores carry for this area. I selected 4 items to review and it was hard to decide on sizes more than what products to get. When it comes to school shopping, I'm blessed to have parents who want to help out. I rarely pay for school supplies, clothes, or shoes, but what's difficult is always not shopping in advance. The last 3 years I always end up shopping late or waiting until the day before school starts to go out and purchase the items.
I decided to get 1 shirt, 1 pants, 1 dress, and a sweater. DD7 was in love with the dress which I knew with her being girly girl and all. With the weather slowly getting colder each day, she will have to hold off on the dress until I get some tights or legging to wear underneath. She hasn't gotten a chance to wear it yet, usually I have wearing pants and a polo shirt like this one.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Onli Review & Giveaway

I was given some to try for free. At first I didn't think I would like them. But it turns out they are great.. My favorite one was the Hibiscus Pomegranate. They have several flavors. Here is a few: Huckleberry Pomegranate, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Lemon Watermelon, Espresso Swiss Hazelnut, Green Tea Lemongrass Mango, and Unsweetened Hibiscus Strawberry.

Onli beverages are All Natural Chef inspired sparkling beverages with ginseng in every bottle. The sugar free has a different taste (more tart). Its more like an Italian Soda than the fake American Soda. Though even the sweetened ones are tart. They don't have a strong sugar taste. They are also non-carbonated, that is great. 

So if you want to try a case of Onli Beverages then enter via the Rafflecopter below.

Special Thanks to Carmen's Coupon Blog & Stephanies Bit By Bit. 
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dorm Co

I am happy to say I will be receiving a product for review from Dorm Co. After I receive the product I will do a full review. Thank you all..

Monday, September 16, 2013

Newman's Own Organic Giveaway

My dog was mad when he found out he couldn't enter.. LOL.... One lucky reader will win. The prize will be Newman's Own Organic Pretzel Sticks, Newman O-s, Licorice, and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. They also add a surprise in each box. Make sure to enter Via the Rafflecopter Below.. Special thank you Carmen's Coupon Blog & Stephanie's Bit by Bit.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013


I was give some Axe products for my husband to try. I also got hairspray for me. Well I gotta say I love the hairspray. I use a little bit and it holds my hair all day. I hate when I have to weigh my hair down with hairspray. Though with Axe it was light and left my hair manageable. Which is perfect. And the smell was great too... I found my new hairspray thanks Axe.

Now for my husbands experience... He got the Apollo collection. He loved the way the body-wash tingled while cleaning. LOL. He said he felt so clean after using it. He also loved the 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner . He said his little bit of hair felt so soft after use. (he has a buzz cut). So really no need for conditioner... The deodorant kept him feeling fresh and clean all day. And well for me I loved how he smelled after taking a shower. It was a pleasant smell throughout my bathroom.

Now if Axe can make a women's line, it be awesome. I love the smell of the Apollo Collection.  So if you have a husband or boyfriend and you want a GREAT smelling guy.... Go get him some Axe Apollo Collection products.

Thank you so much for making my husband smell better than ever before Axe!!

#axe @axe #apollo

Friday, September 13, 2013

Blast Zone Giveaway 9/12-9/22

Posted: 12 Sep 2013 03:31 PM PDT

Ramblings of the Chef next door is happy to be helping Jessica talks Family & 
Stephanies bit by bit in this giveaway!

You can go check out this awesome review from fellow blogger
Jessica Talks Family Fun
For any of my readers that live in Florida, you know this summer was a 
HOT one! So i had to find something for my kids and their friends to do to 
keep cool all summer! I came across a company called Blast Zone and was 
very impressed with the selection of slides and bounce houses they had to 
choose from. Since i wanted something to keep them cool i picked Crocodile 
isle inflatable water park and slide! My 6 Year old and her friend, who is also 
our neighbor were both very excited for this to come! 
The anticipation was the worst everyday she would ask if it was coming…
FINALLY…It was here! and even though the neighbor
was out of town she could not wait to get her suit on and get it filled up to

Let me just say that this is a Very well made slide. I have rented slides from 
places for birthday parties in the past and this is just as nice! They have had 
hours of fun on this slide and even my 13-year-old and her friends have gotten 
on it a few times! My 6-year-old even got my husband to go down the slide… 
(that was hilarious) lol

Ever our dog bugsy wanted in on the fun! He loves water so he could not wait to jump
 in with my 6-year-old! They have had so much fun together all summer , Since we live
in Florida i am sure we will be putting up the slide through October since it does not
usually get cold here until the last few months sowe still have lots of time to have loads
of fun on our blast zone slide! Blast zone also has lots of other slides and bounce houses
to you can visit them at and check out all the neat things they have you
can also find them on Facebook ! I will definitely be recommending this company to family
and friends so their kids can have as much fun as mine have all summer!

BUT! Here is the AWESOME part….I am doing a giveaway for one of these exact
same slides Value over 600$!!! So if you would like to enter the link is below!
And if you are not my lucky winner blast zone will offer any of my readers 10%
any slide or bounce house from their site! Good luck everyone!
You can enter below for your chance to win one for 
your very own!!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Newman's Own Organic

I was given some products for free to review. All the products were great. Most people hear organic and think yuck. I use to be one of them. I try to feed my family, healthy. Though it is not always the easiest. Well Newman's Own Organics has made it a little easier for me, with their new line NOO. All the products I tried surpassed my thoughts and taste. Of course everyone in my house had their favorites. So I will tell you about those now.

My favorites were the Organic Pretzels thin sticks. They were lite on salt and big on flavor. Which is what I love. They are the perfect anytime snack. Made from organic unbleached wheat flour, organic brown rice syrup, organic sunflower oil, salt, yeast, and soda. They are a healthy alternative to regular pretzels which have a high salt intake. These NOO organic pretzel sticks have only 1.5 grams of fat, 110 calories, 180 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrates, 4 g dietary fiber, 3 g protein and NO SUGAR per 30 grams of pretzels (about 22 sticks). I LOVE THIS!!!

My kids favorite was the NOO Newman-O's. They loved dipping them in milk. The kids fought over who was gonna hold the pack at the table. So I took them away and just gave each a few. The cookies have BIG flavor in every bite. My youngest took his a part and eat the cream then the cookie. I thought that was just so cute. Though I couldn't get a picture as kept swarming so I couldn't. I will buy these great awesome healthy cookies for now on.

My husbands favorite was the NOO Oatmeal Chocolate chip cookies. He took the bag to work with him. So he didn't have to share. LOL He said he loved them because they didn't taste like they were healthy for him. He hates anything that is organic, if he knows it. So it was shocking when he kept bragging about the cookies. He finally brought the bag home with a few left. When I tried it I had to read the package as they did not taste organic at all. Though they are. Such a little cookie with such a great texture and BURSTING FLAVOR! I usually don't eat cookies but now I will eat NOO Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies.

And last the whole family loved the Sour Licorice Twist. They are not very sour but are bursting with the flavors. I tried the sour strawberry, sour apple and sour mango. I loved all of them and so did the rest of the family. Also don't forget the chocolate. I tried the Super Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cups, Super Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, and the Milk Chocolate Caramel Cups.

Needless to say everything we got to try was BURSTING with GREAT FLAVOR!!!!! Also on a side note the person I had the honor to work with was such an AWESOME, SWEET, GREAT & VERY FRIENDLY. I had some problems and she fixed them quickly and made sure I was happy. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! (You know who you are)

I will be doing a giveaway for a few items so keep your eye on my blog. Thank you all very much.

Friday, September 6, 2013

CheriBundi Review & Giveaway

I was given a case of this great juice. I love cherries, so I knew I would love this. It is tart and sweet at the same time. I also tried their 7 day challenge. I thought it would be hard to do.. And well it wasn't. I did complete it. I think this is a great way to clean and restore your body. The first day you drink two of the cheribundi drinks, then one a day for the next six days. I think this is perfect for anyone. Whether you are a runner, mom on the go, business professional, or a do it yourself person, this is the drink you need.

I do a lot in my everyday life. I am a mom, a runner, a do it yourself-er, and a Chef. I don't always have the time to take care of muscles/body. So when I got this to try it was perfect. I can just grab one of these perfect size bottles and keep going. After the first couple days I started feeling better. My muscles/body didn't hurt as much and I felt more relaxed. So again if you are to busy to take care of your muscles/body then give this a try.
#cheribundi #7daychallenge #carmenscoupon #stephsbitbybit #inspiringgaia #cookinwithholly
Special thanks to all my co-host. Make sure to enter via rafflecopter below.
Photos compliments of CheriBundi.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Dizolve Review & Giveaway

So I was give a box of Dizolve to review. At first I thought how could one little strip clean a whole load of laundry. Well I used it today for the first time, and I liked it. My clothes smell clean and even some of the stains were gone. It is ultra concentrated so you use a lot less. Each strip contains the perfect amount for one load of laundry. NO MORE MEASURING!! Some of its other perks are its healthier, more economical and its safer for our planet. LOVE THAT!!! I can't use a lot of laundry soaps due to allergies. With Dizolve it hypoallergenic, free of 1,4-dioxane, phosphate free, biodegradable, and safe for your septic. Also GREAT!! It is so small that if you have to go to the laundromat to wash clothes, this is much easier.  Most Americans use more liquid detergent than is need. Meaning lots of money wasted. I personally HATE wasting money. (it doesn't grow on trees) :(  So if you hate wasting time and money, then Dizolve is for you. It just makes sense. Who wouldn't want an easier way to wash clothes. And save money while doing so.
Dizolve also has a fundraiser program which helps support different fundraiser for groups like schools and Sierra Club Canada. #dizolve @mydizolve

Dizolve has also offered to give one lucky reader a year supply. (6 boxes of 72) So make sure you enter the giveaway below via rafflecopter.

Thank you to Carmen's Coupon Blog & Stephanie's Bit by Bit.
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