Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Avon Review and Giveaway...


Thanks to Marti, a fabulous Avon Representative, I got some wonderful Avon products!!

I received some of my all time favorite products and also some new exciting products as well...



I have always loved the Avon makeup remover, shower gels, mascara, glimmersticks eyeliners, lip balm and beauty line products!

I'm really excited to tell you about the Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Eye Treatment...



This great product has been specifically tested for use around the eye area, and is formulated with patented A-F33. It helps deep wrinkles around the eye area look reduced. Perfect and just what this new grandma needs! ;)

Next, the new Mega Effects Mascara is amazing...


This breakthrough mascara provides 24-hour volume, leaving lashes darker, denser and more dramatic. My lashes got a corner to corner transformation with the fantastic first ever Wonderbrush.



The Wonderbrush bends and adjusts to multiple angles capturing every lash, top to bottom. The unique brush fits the natural shape of lashes, coating them evenly with formula from root to tip. The extra surface area of the Wonderbrush bristles are designed to deliver 40% more mascara to the lash.

Check out the video below...




I love that this incredible mascara provides a clump-proof, sweat-proof, non-flaking and non-smudging experience! I am super picky with mascara and this one is great and makes my lashes look gorgeous!

I also received a Paula Abdul Sensational Handbag...



I love bags and I am thrilled with my new cute summer bag! The straw with leather base and trim, and goldtone hardware make it perfect. It's fully lined, with one zip and two slip pockets. I am so excited to fill this up with my goodies and show it off while I am out today!

Make sure to like Marti on Facebook. You can also go to her Avon site here and sign up (it's free) to be added to her mailing list to get a catalog.

Thank you so very much Marti for the amazing products and customer service!!


Now here's the really exciting part...

I get to give one lucky winner 4 of the newest Anew Avon products out! (a $131.99 value)




Enter to win this giveaway below...
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Calphalon Nonstick Pans Review...

Thanks to Calphalon, my family is excited to tell you about their nonstick cookware...

First, check out the Calphalon Unison Nonstick 12-in. Covered Omelette Pan... 

Here are some of the features:
  • The flat, heavy-bottom pan has a wide surface to provide even heat, and the sloped sides are designed for easy tossing and rolling. The revolutionary Calphalon Unison Slide Nonstick surface releases foods effortlessly, essential for creating tender omelettes.
  • Free your culinary spirit with Calphalon® Unison™ Nonstick. At last, nonstick cookware that lets you cook like a professional. Two surfaces make the difference.
  • 100% Dishwasher safe.
  • Cook with little or no oils, butter or fats.
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Oven safe to 500ºF / 260ºC
  • Stay-cool stainless steel long handle.

This is so cool, we absolutely love it! It looks so classy and is also very high quality. We are huge omelette makers at our house and this pan rocks! It's great how the eggs don't stick to the pan, which makes it easy to flip the omelettes.

Next, we love the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 3.5-qt. Pour and Strain Sauce Pan... 


Here are some of the features:


  • Now dishwasher safe for easy cleanup, Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick is created with multi-layer nonstick for ultra durability. The stunning, contemporary design looks beautiful in the kitchen, and heavy-gauge, hard-anodized aluminum ensures even heating. Use the 3.5-qt. sauce pan to cook pasta, vegetables, rice or beans, and then drain liquid by using the integrated straining holes in the cover. It's fast, easy and you won't have to use a separate colander.
  • Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick combines durability and performance with fast clean-up and easy low-fat cooking.
  • Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
  • Durable, cast stainless steel loop handles.
  • Full lifetime warranty.
  • Heavy-gauge, hard-anodized aluminum for even heating.
  • Oven safe to 450°F / 230°C.
  • Triple layer, PFOA-free nonstick for lasting release

The pour and strain sauce pan is awesome! It's so nice to make pasta and not have to transfer the noodles to a strainer. This one has it built in, so all you have to do is pour the water out through the strainer in the lid. This is the best idea I've seen in a long time. It makes life easy and you have less dishes to clean up. We love it!

Check out the video below...



Both of the above pans are fabulous and would make excellent gifts as well!

Make sure and visit Caplhalon on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Thank you so very much Calphalon for the amazing products and customer service!!

Now here's the really exciting part...

When a couple creates their bridal registry, they are making decisions about items they will have in their home for years to come, so it’s no surprise that cookware is often at the top of the list. Couples cook up savored memories, from the first meal they create together in their new home to the meal they share on their 25th anniversary. The cookware they choose serves as the foundation for which these “Couples Cooking” memories are made.

Calphalon wants to recognize these precious #CouplesCooking moments by asking couples to share pictures of the meals they cook together for a chance to win $1,000 of Calphalon cookware!

June 17th through Monday, Sept. 1, Calphalon’s asking participants to post photos of the meals they prepare with their significant other on Calphalon’s Facebook page. To enter, couples will be asked to share why the dish is unique or special to them.  

To enter the sweeps, either visit the Calphalon Facebook page and click on the #CouplesCooking Sweepstakes Tab, or visit the following link:

Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.* 

Friday, July 18, 2014

I See Me! Review and Giveaway...


Thanks to I See Me!, my family is super excited to tell you about some of their fantastic products!

First, check out this adorable grow chart we received...


It's going to be so much fun to watch our granddaughter grow with this! Kaydence's new grow chart is so beautiful and produced with artist grade canvas. We really like that it also has 4 grommets for easy hanging. This is going to for sure be cherish by our family for generations to come!


Next, we absolutely love the sweet personalized gift sets that we received!

I can't wait to read this cute bedtime story to Kaydence...


Goodnight Little Me not only has her name on the cover, but it's also throughout the illustrations. Sheep come a-leaping, dogs dance in a kick line, crickets chirp and owls hoot-hoot in a beautifully illustrated storybook.

The lovable lamb the set came with is so precious! We also had a little personalized message from grandma and grandpa printed on the front page of the book.

Now are you ready to meet our new Snuggle Bunny?



In this heartwarming personalized storybook, Kaydence will hear all the ways that Snuggle Bunny loves her throughout the day. From a hug in the morning to snuggle time in the evening, the Snuggle Bunny counts ten ways that it expresses affection.

The matching Snuggle Bunny is extremely soft and has super cute floppy ears. We are so excited for baby Kaydence to get here soon! She sure is going to love her new Snuggle Bunny!


Click below to enter the Summer Reading Sweepstakes...



Grand prize gets a $250 Visa Gift Card and 5 Personalized Books!! 25 Runners Up get a personalized coloring book. Hurry and enter now ends 8-31-2014.

Make sure to check out all the fun unique gifts they have! LunchboxesPuzzlesColoring BooksPlacematsStickers and Growth Charts!
They offer something for everyone and every occasion!

Visit I See Me! on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest!

My family loves all of the personalized gifts this excellent company has to pick from!


Thank you so very much I See Me! for the amazing products and customer service!!


Now here's the really exciting part...

I get to give one lucky winner a gift set of their choice!!

Enter to win this giveaway below...
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Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.* 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bart's Cookies Review...


Thanks to Bart's Cookies, my family got spoiled with the world's best chocolate chip cookies!

We got so excited when our box arrived...



These cookies are so delicious my family loves them! Want to try a yummy cookie that will just melt in your mouth? These are for sure that kind of cookie!

Ok you ready for this!? Look at all of the fantastic choices these cookies come in...


Milk Chocolate Chip CookiesDark Chocolate Chip Cookies
White Chocolate Chip CookiesPeanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Chip CookiesWhite Chocolate Chip Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

Milk Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Chip, Milk & Dark Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate Chip with Macadamia Nuts!

We love that if you are gluten-intolerant, you can even order all of the chocolate chip cookies gluten-free! 

Watch the video below about these fabulous cookies...




A huge thumbs up for this fabulous company! Bart is amazing and makes each batch of these heavenly cookies from scratch! Since I am a mom of all boys, I am super impressed and inspired by his story. You can read it here.

Next time you want to order something for a party, wedding shower, birthday or just because, make sure to go check out Bart's Cookies!


Also visit Bart's Cookies on Twitter and Facebook!


Thank you so very much Bart for the incredible products and customer service!!



Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.* 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Everything Doormats Review and Giveaway...


Thanks to Everything Doormats, my family is super excited to tell you about their brilliant products!

We had a blast spending hours on their site checking out all of the fun stuff! First, we picked this adorable mat for our son and his wife. They have two dogs and we knew they both would really like it.


Everyone got a big smile when we pulled this mat out of the box. :) This Coir Coco mat is made from natural fibers, taken from the husks of coconuts.

My son is always working on cars so a non-slip aggressive scrapping doormat is just what he needs. Since they are pet owners, this is perfect to greet their guests with!

Next, we received a new welcome mat for our front door...


The natural coir coco fibers are very coarse so they offer an aggressive scraping surface. There's also enough gaps between the fibers that the mat can catch the dirt and debris that is scrapped free.

Here's what it looks like on our front porch...


When I saw how classy and beautiful it is, I instantly fell in love with it! The tray it sits in adds an extra special elegant look as well.


We also really like that it matches our bench perfectly!


Another huge plus, the awesome rubber backing makes it slip-resistant. Our new mat is super easy to clean and care for. Next time you want a high quality gift, order from Everything Doormats!


This great company also has personalized logo mats, sports team mats, kitchen mats, rugs and much more. They have great prices and excellent customer service!

Visit Everything Doormats on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest!

Thank you so very much Everything Doormats for the amazing products. We love our new doormats!

Now here's the really exciting part...

I get to give one lucky winner a coir mat of their choice!! (up to $35)

Enter to win this giveaway below...
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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ozeri Review...


Thanks to Ozeri, I'm excited to tell you about some of their brilliant products!

First, check out this cute and useful Turtlemeter...


This fun and safe bath toy instantly activates in the water, floats naturally and is fully submersible. It also will display the water temperature with 3 screen colors. Blue for cold, green for just right, and red for hot.


We can't wait for our grand-baby to get here so we can use this while giving her a bath. She is going to love playing with this adorable toy turtle (it even floats). I love that it's a thermometer too so you know exactly how warm the water is. Kaydence will have a nice, perfect temperature bath every time using her new Turtlemeter. 

You can order it here!


Next, we got a new Silver Ozeri Fresko Stainless Steel Salt and Pepper Mill and Grinder...


We really like that this is made of the highest quality stainless steel!

Our family loves having fresh ground pepper on our salads, steaks and many other dishes. This salt and pepper grinder is the perfect accessory for any kitchen. It's fast and easy to grab. All you have to do is twist which side you want and you get fresh ground pepper or salt. No need to go to restaurants for high quality seasonings on your meals. My son is getting married in a month and I think we are going to order this for one of his wedding gifts. We know they are going to love it. You can order it here!

Another one of our favorite products is the Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan...



This 100-percent PTFE and PFOA free pan is a huge hit and blessing at our house! The innovative textured surface delivers enhanced heat distribution and superior non-stick performance without ever releasing harmful fumes or toxins.


It also features a comfortable heat resistant silicon coated handle and a magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer. Watch the video below...




It's always nice to have non stick pans in your collection and this frying pan doesn't disappoint. I do lots of cooking around my house since I have a house full of adults living here. With this non stick pan, my clean up time is cut in half. No more scrubbing stuck on food from the pan, it just wipes clean in seconds. I love the fact that it is scratch resistant too. So when my son decides to cook with it I don't have to worry about him using a metal spatula and scratching it. This is a really high quality pan and I recommend it to anyone that loves to cook. You can order this fabulous pan here!

Thank you so very much Ozeri for the amazing products and customer service!!

Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.* 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lily Jade Designer Diaper Bag Review...


I am super excited to tell you about the gorgeous Lily Jade designer diaper bags!

Here's what the package looked like when it came...



We were so excited when the Anna in Black bag got here!

It's our new favorite bag, look how pretty it is...



This amazing designer diaper bag is crafted from smooth, durable, wipe-able synthetic material.

We brought it to the baby shower to show off and everyone loved it! The smell of luxurious leather filled the room which was heavenly.



Several of the ladies at the shower asked where they can order their own. :)

The color is so classy and perfect to match every outfit!



We really like that it's versatile and can be worn many different ways. What a blessing to be able to have free hands when doing things!

Each outfit-enhancing designer bag comes complete with a removable and washable "BabyBag" organizer and a washable changing pad. The organizer has 14+ usable pockets, perfect for both mommy and baby essentials.



The pretty purple color is so fun. This is great and helps keep the diaper bag super organized!

These innovative designer diaper bags are meticulously crafted from superior leathers and are fitted with soft but durable inner liners. My family loves everything about these beautiful bags!

They are also awesome for church, your camera, laptop, shopping totes and much more!

Check out the new styles that just launched below...



Visit Lily Jade on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest!

Thank you so very much Lily Jade for the amazing products and customer service!!


Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.* 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Utah's Hogle Zoo African Savanna Exhibit ...



My hubby and I had a BLAST at Utah’s Hogle Zoo! When we got there we raced right over to check out the new African Savanna Exhibit...


The African Savanna is a new 4.5 acre, mixed-species exhibit featuring giraffe, zebra, nyala, ostrich and four majestic African lions!


Rolling grasslands, dotted with trees allow the hoofed animals to mix and mingle at watering holes – much like they would in the wild.

Now, Africa is closer than you think! We loved that we could experience tongue-to-hand encounters through their public giraffe feedings... 

Our very favorite were the lions! Check out the super cool pictures we were lucky enough to get...


The female lions are so beautiful! We had fun watching them play together. Did you know you can hear a lion's roar from up to 5 miles away? We got to hear the males loud roar and it was really awesome!






Lions’ Hill features heated concrete, cool grottos, and atop the hill, perfect rock perches mighty enough for the king of beasts – two males, two females. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring guests nose-to-nose with the piercing golden eyes of these magnificent predators with the Wasatch Mountains serving as a picturesque backdrop. The lion demonstration area is presented by the Les Schwab Tire Centers.



My family is super excited that the famous Zoofari Express is back! The new C.P. Huntington replica is great. We like the wider, deeper train cars and enjoyed our train ride wrapping between the grasslands and Lions’Hill.

The African Savanna Exhibit is fascinating! We spent many hours there and even went back again at the end of our visit since we love it so much.

Next, we headed over to see the cute elephants! I remember going to the Zoo when I was a little girl with my dear Grandma. She would always buy me a ticket to ride the elephant. :) I absolutely love the elephants and had fun watching them!




After all of this excitement my hubby (big kid) was ready for his afternoon snack...



The carousel was also a lot of fun...


My hubby loves eagles, so he was happy to be able to get his picture taken in this eagle's nest...


My hubby and I really had a fantastic time. Thank you so very much for everything Utah's Hogle Zoo!

Make sure and also visit Utah's Hogle Zoo on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube!

We can't wait until our precious granddaughter is born so next time we can take her with us to the zoo! It's also wonderful that the zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas and New's Year Day. Make sure and plan a visit, it's an incredible experience that you will not want to miss!

Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*