Friday, November 30, 2012

Green Mountain Coffee Wellness Collection Review


Think coffee, and think vitamins at the same time.  That's what the new Green Mountain Coffee Wellness Collection offers.  They have two brews — Focus Blend which contains 50mg of L-Theanine per serving, and Antioxidant Blend which is a good source of antioxidant vitamins C and E. 

I thought the Green Mountain Coffee Wellness Collection was very good coffee.  I love that you get an extra boost of antioxidant vitamins while enjoying your daily cup of coffee.  With how busy days can be it's nice to get added wellness benefits all in one step. 

The Green Mountain Coffee Wellness Collection includes only Fair Trade Certified coffees.

It's available for purchase online at and

Disclosure: I received some samples of Green Mountain Coffee from BzzAgent in order for me to write this review.  All opinions are 100% my own, and I did not receive any other form of compensation.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thunderstruck App! & Giveaway

Have you heard about Thunderstruck? 

NBA superstar Kevin Durant plays himself in this action-packed family film about a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan. When Brian (Taylor Gray) magically switches basketball skills with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team... while Kevin Durant suddenly can’t make a shot to save his life! But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner means working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero’s season.

We haven't seen it yet, but it seems like a really cute movie that my boys would enjoy.

Until you see it, make sure to check out the Thunderstruck App, and challenge yourself to a Free-Throw.  I wasn't too good on my first try, I only scored a 7, but I will definitely give it another try.

The App also includes an awesome PDF of tips for Kids, it includes fun games, tips and activities that I plan to do with the kids this weekend.

All this fun from this App below, check it out, and don't forget to enter the giveaway.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

iPad Mini Giveaway

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Diet Doc Pre-Packaged Weight Loss Food Review & Giveaway

Losing weight might be the last thing on your mind right now because the holidays are coming up, but I've found there's always a reason why it's not a good time to start a diet. 

I've been wanting to lose weight since my daughter was born, which was 19 months ago, so when they asked me to try the hcG Diet Doc food, I wanted to give it a try.  My biggest struggle has been finding a diet that still allows me to feel like I'm eating foods with flavor. 

So what is Diet Doc hcG Diet?
 The hCG diet was initially created over 60 years ago by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons where hi  patients achieved rapid weight loss when the human-produced hCG hormone was given in a low dose, coupled with a 500 calories per day diet. Diet Doc is the only modern day version of the hCG weight loss diet. The doctors at Diet Doc took the original Dr. Simeons’ hCG diet protocol and updated it to one where dieters consume no less than 800 calories per day in conjunction with prescription level hCG injections or sublingual tablets. Each dieter also consumes hCG diet foods, weight loss shakes and weight loss oil specifically created for an hCG diet.
The Diet Doc weight loss program is a medical weight loss diet program in which each person receives a comprehensive medical review of his/her health history to make sure that they are a good candidate for the Diet Doc diet.
So I'm obviously not doing the complete diet yet, but I thought it was important for me to know whether I even liked the food before committing to a full diet.
I tried three of their meals:

The Chili, the Thai Chicken, and the Steak Soup.

Diet Doc Chili:

It was very easy to prepare. 
You just put the dry seasonings in water for 10 minutes, then put all the food to boil in a pot for 15 minutes.  You can meat, and any vegetables you like.  I added cauliflower to it, since I had that in the fridge.  The Chili tasted great, it's got a kick to it though, so if you don't like spicy food, the Chili is not for you.  I felt it was very filling, and definitely had a lot of flavor. 
Diet Doc Thai Chicken:

The Thai Chicken was awesome.  Again very easy to prepare, you just hydrate the seasoning, add a few ingredients such as chicken, chicken broth, and coconut milk.  Then you get to enjoy a meal full of flavor.   This one is a little spicy too.

Diet Doc Steak Soup:

The Steak Soup is the last one I made.  It's very similar to make, except that you add the meat at the end.  It has great flavor, and because you can add as much vegetables as you want, and the kind of vegetable you want, it's very filling and tasty.

They also have a  Diet Doc Hot & Sour Soup, and Diet Doc Chicken Gumbo.
Diet Doc also makes fabulous weight loss bars, shakes ,“fatless” cooking oil and salad dressings that are perfectly formulated for the hCG diet. The Diet Doc food is so tasty that you’ll enjoy our food even if you’re on another weight loss diet or are not dieting at all.

Overall, I really enjoyed the food.  I feel that it would add great flavor to a diet, and I'm definitely considering giving this diet a try. 
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sweet Win

I recently discovered that we had a Lindt Chocolate store at the outlet mall near our house, and for those of you who know me well, yes I was very happy! 

Can it get any better?  oh yes!  They have a facebook page, and they held a giveaway. 

Who was the winner?  Me!  Yummy.

They are so nice there, and you can find any chocolate flavors you like. 

They let me pick 36 truffles of any flavors, and two bars. 

Don't worry I will share it.  It's going to be on the dessert table at Thanksgiving.

Look at that! So pretty, and it will be so yummy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Coppertone Water MOMS End of Summer

As a Coppertone Water MOM, I got a really nice treat from them to celebrate the end of summer.   

And guess what? I already put it to great use!

We are lucky to be in Florida, so even though it's the end of summer, the good weather is still here, and we are still making trips to the beach or to the park.

Of course we used our Coppertone sunscreen, and the great bag we got from the them. 

It fits so much stuff, I love it!

The kids also little treats, like tattoos and a bucket.  Coppertone made the whole family happy.

Disclosure: I received the promotional items from coppertone Water Mom, in order to make this post.  All opinions are 100% mine.  I did not receive any other form of compensation.

Decorate it Forward this Holiday Season with Kmart!


The Holiday Season is arriving very quickly, do you have all your decorations?

We just moved into a house from a condo, so I'm so excited about being able to have outdoor decorations this year.

Have you checked out the Kmart website recently?  I was so surprised to see all the resources they offer for decorating and entertaining during the Holidays.

You can start with their Christmas shop.  They have the most beautiful Christmas trees.  If only my trees looked like that! 
I have little helpers every year to help me decorate the tree so I can't be too picky, but I do enjoy looking at their ideas.

Then check out their virtual ornament creator.  It's the cutest app.  Personalize an virtual ornament and send it out to your family. 

This is what ours looks like.

And who doesn't like to win?  You can also enter to win a shopping spree with Sandra and jaclyn. 

This year Kmart invites you to spread holiday cheer by participating in their “Decorate it Forward” movement.
What is Decorate it Forward? It is about spreading holiday cheer by sharing the gift of decorating and entertaining with family, friends and those in need. Join Jaclyn Smith, Sandra Lee, St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital and more in the conversation @kmart #decorateitforward. 

You can also buy the St Jude Holiday Bear ornament and from November 1st and December 25th, $1 goes to St. Jude Children's' Research Hospital.

As a Smiley360 member we got a chance to pick out a Holiday decoration from Kmart.  I went with the kids and this is what we got.  I can't wait to put it out.

Disclosure: I was provided with a gift card to purchase an item in order to do my review.  All opinions are my own.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the latest winners! 

Check the list of winners here to see if you won.  Winners have been emailed.

Come back soon for more giveaways.

Thank you to everyone who entered.