Saturday, March 29, 2014

Fabulously Fresh Purex Crystals Review & Giveaway


If you haven't heard of or tried the Purex Crystals by now, you've been missing out.  I've done several reviews for different scent of Purex Crystals, and I'm still a huge fan!
 
Check out a couple of my reviews here and here.
 
 
 The Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh Crystals were just as amazing as other Crystals Fabric Softeners.  They made my laundry smell great, it's so pleasant.

 
Purex Crystals are 87% natural crystals that go in at the start of the wash, so they spend more time with your laundry infusing them with long-lasting freshness.
 
Crystals are safe for all loads, including Children's sleepwear and athletic wear.
 


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Disclosure: The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh in exchange for a product review.  However, all opinions are 100% mine.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Big G Retro Cereal at Target


I love when companies bring back their retro packaging.


Big G has brought out their retro look on some of their popular cereals, and you can find them at Target!

They are definitely kid approved cereals!  And I love showing my kids retro style products.  They don't actually see a difference with them, but the just want to eat the yummy contents.


Do you recognize these boxes? Make sure to look for them at Target

Disclosure: I was provided with the free cereal from Platefull co-op to write this review.  I did not receive any other form of compensation, all opinions are 100% my own.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Soft Scrub Balls Boy Band!‏

 
 
Ladies, eat your heart out: the time for a dazzlingly clean toilet has arrived! Check out the Balls Dream Band video as they strut their stuff to show just how sexy a clean, fresh toilet can be.
 

  Each hunk stands for 1 of the 4 benefits that keeps your toilet clean and fresh for up to 4 weeks!
  • Powerful cleaning foam
  • Anti-limescale formula
  • Dirt protection
  • Freshness.


Make sure to watch the very entertaining video! Click HERE to get to the video
 
 
Disclosure: Soft Scrub provided me a link to the Soft Scrub Dream Balls Band in exchange for a chance to win a gift card. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Stuffed #BellaFina Peppers

 
I can't stop talking about these awesome peppers!
 
I recently discovered the BellaFina peppers from visiting Bailey Farms in Bonita Springs, FL. 
 
There are so many recipes that can be made from these cute and colorful peppers.  I shared a Pepper & Chorizo Quesadillas recipe earlier, and now I want to share an appetizer I came up with.
 
Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Stuffed #BellaFina Peppers:
 


 
Ingredients:
  • 6 BellaFina Peppers
  • 3 slices of Prosciutto
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Rosemary
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil
Turn oven on to 400 degrees
 
 
Cut the peppers in half, place on a cookie sheet
and drizzle with Olive Oil

 
Take the prosciutto and place in a food processor


Mix Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and Rosemary in a bowl
 

 
Place the Goat Cheese mixture on the peppers
 
Cook in oven for 20 minutes

 
Delicious! Perfect for your next get together.
 
Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary gift card by Monsanto to offset the ingredient costs for this recipe. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

#BellaFina Peppers & Chorizo Quesadillas Recipe

 
 

As I mentioned before, I got to visit Bailey Farms last month where they grow the colorful and delicious BellaFina peppers.  You can see all about my trip here.

Every since, I've been experimenting with BellaFina peppers to come up with the perfect recipe.

The following recipe has been a big hit in our home.  I hope you like it.

BellaFina Peppers & Chorizo Quesadillas:

 
 Ingredients:
  • 7 BellaFina Peppers
  • 2 cups of Mozzarella
  • 2 medium onions
  • 3 links of Chorizo
  • 10 Tortillas
  • Olive Oil
Makes 5 Quesadillas.

 
Cut the peppers and onions in thin strips
 
 
 
Coat a pan with Olive Oil, then place the Onions and pepper
Cook on medium until soft
 
 
Cut chorizo into small pieces, then fry on a pan for about 5 minutes
 
 
Place a tortilla in a lightly greased pan
Layer with mozarella, pepper mixture, and chorizo
 
Cover with another tortilla, and heat until cheese is melted

 
Voila!  Yummy dinner. 
The kids loved it too!
 
 
Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary gift card by Monsanto to offset the ingredient costs for this recipe. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

Visit to Bailey Farms a #BellaFina Pepper Farm

 

 I recently got the chance to visit Bailey Farms in South Florida.  Bailey Farms are pepper growers, and one of their specialty pepper is the BellaFina pepper. 

Bailey Farms get the seeds from Monsanto, then grow, package and sell their peppers.  I got to see the process from the plant to the packaging, and it was a great experience. 
 

 
The pepper fields

 
It all starts from this beautiful flower
 

At Monsanto, they believe there is a science to eating better.  From using innovations to improve crops, including the taste and quality of fruits and vegetables to ensuring that people have access to affordable, abundant options, they are committed to developing products that result in healthy food.

Pepper breeders like Bill McMarthy, who I got the chance to meet, work every day to make nutritious, and healthy food.  Their goal with the BellaFina pepper was to provide the colorful variety, sweet flavor and crunchy texture of standard sized bell peppers at a more affordable price. 

Can you believe it took them 9 years to get the BellaFina pepper to perfection?

 
The BellaFina peppers are 1/3 the size of full size bell peppers
 
 
These peppers were so beautiful and colorful,
I had to take a bite right out there.
It was delicious!
 
 
Here are some of the other peppers from Bailey Farms
 
Bailey Farms is a family-owned operation of growers, re-packers, and distributors of fresh produce in Florida and North Carolina. Farming was always a part of owner Randy Bailey's life, but it wasn't until the age 21 that he decided to focus solely on growing peppers. Bailey Farms was founded in 1998, and since that time, business has grown more than 4,000 percent (40 times). Their passion for peppers is made evident through their specialty chile peppers, tomatillos and hot sauces. You can purchase their products at local east coast retailers in more than 6,600 stores.
 
 
Next, was the packaging area

 
Look at all these colors

 
Ready to be sent to the stores
 
 
We were then invited to an amazing lunch with a great menu

 
A pepper inspired meal.  Need I say delicious again?
 
And if you're not yet convinced to try these peppers, how about this: They are low calorie and high fiber foods that are packed with vitamins A, C and E plus beta-carotene, potassium, and folic acid!

 
Look at this great idea.
Make a centerpiece from BellaFina peppers!
 
Get Social with Bailey Farms and Monsanto:
 
 
 For more information on peppers, visit here and here.
 
Stay tuned for some yummy recipes using BellaFina peppers coming tomorrow!
 
 

Disclosure: I was provided a travel stipend by Monsanto to offset transportation costs to and from Bailey Farms. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap Review & Giveaway

 
We wash our hands a dozen times a day, so why not treat ourselves to premium hand soap!
 
This time around, I received the New Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap to try. 
 
 
 Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap is bringing luxury to your hand washing experience!  They come in three amazing scents; yellow raspberry, coconut lime verbena, and water blossoms. 
 
As always, I love a great scent, and this hand soap delivered!  It left my hands smelling great for a while. 
 
But not only do they smell great, but these premium soaps are also gentle micro-scrubbers, and provided refreshing moisture. 
 
I love the scrub feeling while washing my hands, and I really need the moisturizing part in it as my hand tend to get very dry. 
 
The deep cleansing formula helps give you clean, healthy hands and skin.  The moisturizing formulas with skin conditioners hydrate your skin and visibly improve skin dryness while micro-scrubbers help gently remove dirt from your hands to leave them feeling smooth and refreshed.
 
Overall, the New Dial deep cleansing soaps are great family soaps to have around the house.  The soap colors are fun to see around the sink, and I would definitely recommend using them.
 
 
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Two lucky Kids and Deals readers will each win One (1) coupon for a Free Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap.
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Disclosure: "The Dial" brand provided me with a sample of Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Veronica Mars DVD Giveaway

       On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.
See it In Theaters MARCH 14
Pre-order on DIGITAL HD
 Test your Veronica Mars knowledge with all 3 levels of super-fan trivia and find out if you are the ultimate Marshmallow!


Have you watch the episodes?  Check out Director Rob Thomas' list of Must-Watch Episodes.



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Disclosure: Warner Bros. supplied these materials. I did not receive any compensation for this post.
Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Veronica Mars DVD via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Orkin Bed Bug Home Prevention Prize Pack Giveaway

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Disclosure: Orkin LLC supplied these materials in order for me to write this post.  I did not receive any form of compensation.

Each household is only eligible to win Orkin Bed Bug Home Prevention Prize Pack (2 mattress Safe Pillowsafe protectors) via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sign up for Your Free Shopping Planner with Coupons


There is no doubt, having children takes a toll on the budget.  Does that stop me from having kids? No, but most of us definitely have to find ways to adjust to all the extra expenses.

ShopperIncite just came out with a new Shopping Planner for new moms, full with coupons, tips, and a weekly menu and shopping list area. 


The coupons offered in the planner are definitely coupons I could use. 
It's Free to receive, and you can never have too many coupons!  The more people sign up, the more coupons they will be able to offer on future planners.

ShopperIncite Sign Up Form
Sign up to receive the same awesome coupon book! It will ship in April.

Disclosure: I received the above planner for this review. I will also receive a gift card. All opinions are 100% my own.