Black Bean Dip Tailgating Recipe + Wilton Armetale Bowl Review & $300 Value Giveaway!


Black Bean Dip Tailgating Recipe + Wilton Armetale Bowl Review & Giveaway! Tailgating season is upon us! This is one of my most favorite times of the year! I love football, grilling with friends, and hosting parties! Recently I was sent a Wilton Armetale Bowl for the purpose of this review. I was excited to give this a try because this is not just a regular bowl. This amazing Wilton Armetale Bowl can be placed in your grill, oven, fridge or even your freezer. This feature makes cooking and taking a cinch! When the bowl arrived I decided to make a Black Bean Dip which is one of my favorite Tailgating go to's. It is so easy to make and now that I don't have to transfer from cooking pot to bowl it is even easier!   Ingredients: 2 8oz cans Black Beans 2 cups shredded cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup salsa Directions: 1. Place two can's of black beans (drained) into Wilton Armetale Bowl. Place in oven on 350 degrees and cook for 10 minutes. … [Read more...]

Fagor Duo 10 Piece Pressure Canning Set Review


  Fagor Duo 10 Piece Pressure Canning Set Review I have been canning food since I was a child. As soon as I was old enough to walk I was in the kitchen peeling apples, pitting cherries and removing the skins from tomatoes. I remember canning with my Mom every single year of my life. This is something that I have continued with my family. Now that I am the housewife I am always trying to can my own food to help feed my family. My daughter and I love going to the local orchards and picking cherries, peaches, apricots, plums and more. Then we get to come home and figure out what amazing canning recipe we are going to make like salsa, mustard, plumcot BBQ sauce and honey peaches! Recently I was sent a Fagor Duo 10 Piece Pressure Canning Set for the purpose of this review. I could not wait to get started and finally be able to can meat and veggies. I know that this canner will be used for years and years to come! The first night that the Fagor Duo Pressure Cooker arrived I … [Read more...]

HABA Silicone Kitchen Molds Review & Giveaway!

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  HABA Silicone Kitchen Molds - Great for Little Helpers! Giveaway Ends 6/10/14! I have lots of little helpers in my home. They love to help me clean house, take care of the babies and...COOK! Every time I tell the kids to get their aprons on they start to scream with excitement. The kitchen is their favorite place and I love teaching the kids about baking, cooking and freezing! Recently thanks to HABA I was able to review some great kitchen items including silicone baking molds and silicone popsicle/ice molds! As soon as these products arrived the kids and I took them out of the box and got started. They could not wait for the freezer to freeze their popsicles or for the cake to finish baking! Silicone Cake Mold Summer Flower -  My daughter had a birthday this past month and she was hoping to make her own cake. When I seen the HABA Summer Flower silicone mold I knew that it would be the perfect treat for her special day. Plus the cake mold was very easy to use and I knew … [Read more...]

Herbal Essence Naked Hair Care Set Review!


** I was sent product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Herbal Essence Naked Hair Care Set Review!   I was so happy to be able to review the Herbal Essence Naked Hair Care Set and this review is strictly my opinion. I was given a Walmart gift card from Herbal Essences and was able to purchase this product online so easily! I absolutely love this new product of theirs and I will tell you why!   There are four products in this set and each item is amazing. There is the shampoo and conditioner with 0% heavy residues, dyes and parabens which is so great and then the Volumizing Souffle which is to help give your hair that extra boost without having that heavy feel to it and then there is the Dry Shampoo which is my favorite.   The Shampoo and Conditioner is now being used by my entire family because it's been so great! The unique combination of grapefruit and mint is what really makes … [Read more...]

How To Get The New Herbal Essences Naked Hair Care Set PLUS A Chance to Win A $50 Walmart Gift Card!


 How To Get Your Hands On The New Herbal Essences Naked Hair Care Set PLUS A Chance to Win A $50 Walmart Gift Card! *The Walmart gift card and information have been provided by Herbal Essences*     Herbal Essences Naked Hair Care Set and ordering from is so simple, I will even show you a quick video on how to order it! Plus you will get a chance to be entered into a giveaway for win a $50 gift card to to purchase this new bundle kit! But first let me tell you a little about these new products.   This new kit contains 4 new products - 1.) Naked Volume Shampoo - Restores hair's natural body and is made with zero heavy residues, dyes and parabens! It is a light weight shampoo that provides a clean luscious bounce. 2.) Naked Volume Conditioner - keeps hair detangled, nourished and maintains full volume. 3.) Volumizing Souffle Styler - weightless and gives you a lift for fullness that lasts, has scents of grapefruit and mint! … [Read more...]

Cleaning Carpets in An Eco-Friendly Way One Stain At A Time


~Cleaning Carpets in An Eco-Friendly Way One Stain At A Time~   I don't know about you but my carpet takes a beating each and every day. With our family of four and a furry one as well there is always something being spilled on our carpet it seems and the biggest issue is keeping it looking fresh and clean. Last week our dog had gotten on the table and grabbed a concentrated water flavoring (grape nonetheless) while we were gone and when we got back home there was a HUGE purple stain on our carpet that was saturated with grape concentrate. Needless to say the dog went outside for awhile and I was standing above this stain wondering what to do next.   I grabbed some paper towels and even though that worked with soaking up the excess liquid, I still had a huge purple area. We really like to clean our house with eco-friendly products and all natural ways instead of putting chemicals on our things and breathing those in. We ended up using baking soda a few times … [Read more...]

Searching is the Journey! – Re-furnishing a new home!


I have just recently moved, so recently that I actually haven’t seen the house yet! I know it sounds odd, but my husband went ahead of us to this new town and started working and searching for the house that would fit us just right. Thanks to technology he was able to show us our future home and I now realize that as excited as I am to move and be together once again, we have so much space and not a lot of furniture. My journey has begun in the furnishing of our new place. I am not one to hop from store to store wasting gas, time and energy dealing with salespeople who want to make a sale no matter who you are or if it’s the right piece of furniture.  But none the less I am excited to furnish my home. I am especially excited about picking out the accents for each room like the rugs, lamps, pictures for the walls, etc.  I am all about online shopping or at least getting all the ducks in a row before I am forced to go out. I like to know the measurements of my room that I need to work … [Read more...]

Cascade Platinum for all your dishwashing needs + Instagram Contest! #MyPlatinum #sponsored


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade Dishwasher Detergent. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. For my birthday this year I decided to break down and spend the money on something I had been wanting for years.....a dishwasher. Now that my dishwasher is in my house its time to focus on the best dish washing soap that will not only get my dishes sparkly clean but also sanitize and keep my machine running efficiently. As soon as we got the dishwasher home and all set up I opened the door of the dishwasher and seen that the soap dispenser already had a brand name of soap written on it. That name is Cascade. I knew that I wanted a dish washing soap that would get everything sparkly clean without me having to pre-wash everything before putting it into the dish washer. I decided that since I knew and trusted the Cascade name I would give their Cascade Platinum a … [Read more...]

*Ready Set GO!* Tanga Deals As Low As $4.99!!


Dash on over to Tanga and grab yourself one of these amazing deals!   Save 87% on this Auto Open & Close Magnetic Screen Door!! Originally priced at $39.95 but you can grab up these deal today for $4.99!! This is an awesome magnetic screen door that opens and closes on it's own so you don't have to touch it! Get ready for those summer BBQ parties and carry two things at one time because you don't have to worry about opening the door! Plus you don't have to keep letting your dog in and will automatically open and shut on it's own keeping the flies and bees out! Speaking of summer time and being prepared - now is the time to rush over to Tanga and get this 3-in-1 Handheld Camping Lantern with 3 Super-Bright LEDs, Night Light and Hanging Strap!! I love to camp and I can already tell that this will be able to hang inside my tent which leave me hands free! Brilliant! I love the fact that it also can be used as a night light as well because it dims to a low … [Read more...]

Totino’s Pizzeria Rolls Prize Pack #Giveaway! Ends 4/22/13!

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  My Thoughts on Totino's Pizzeria Rolls! I remember rushing home from school growing up. I could not wait to get home to have my after school snack of Totino's Pizza Rolls! They were my favorite after school snack. I have not had Totino's Pizza Rolls since I was a child in school but recently I was given the opportunity to try them out again. This time in their three new Pizzeria flavors! Totino's New Pizzeria flavors include Cheesy Garlic, Chicken Parmesan and Meatball Marinara. I was so excited to give these a try and I rushed to the store to check them out. To my dismay there was only one flavor at my store as these are so hugely popular that the others were sold out. But, I was able to try the Cheesy Garlic. My family decided to share them as a snack to see what we thought. The first bite we popped into our mouths without any dipping sauce. I must say they were very garlicky and my husband compared the filling to melted garlic butter. Not to say that they were bad … [Read more...]

Primula 3-in-1 Beverage System #Giveaway Ends 4/18!


  My Thoughts on Primula 3-in-1 Beverage System Summer time is around the corner which means fresh fruits and veggies, BBQ's and refreshing beverages! Primula's 3-in-1 Beverage System is my new favorite addition to my kitchen. I am a lover of water but there are times that I want a little flavor added to it without all the high calories. The Primula 3-in-1 Beverage System is a pitcher that contains an infuser for your fruits and veggies, a Chill Core that you can freeze to keep your beverage cold at all time, and a tea infuser for those delicious teas! As soon a my Primula 3-in-1 Beverage System showed up at my house I rushed to get it out of the package and put it to use. I host a lot of get together's and BBQ's at my house all year round and I wanted to test it out before my next get together. I just happened to have strawberries and lemons on hand the day the Primula 3-in-1 Beverage System arrived. I could not wait to get started so I washed everything up and got to … [Read more...]

Organize Your Kitchen with YouCopia Spice Stack!


  My Thoughts on Spice Stack by YouCopia! I have a huge goal this year. To organize my house. I live such an organized life but to see my house you would never think that. One of the biggest organization issues I have in the kitchen is my spices. I mean it is insane but I literally have three cupboards of spices which I know is crazy but I really do use all of them. When you have a lot of spices in your cupboards like I do it can be really hard to find exactly what spice you are looking for when you need it. That is why I really like this awesome new Spice Stack that I received in the mail from YouCopia! The YouCopia Spice Stack holds 30 spices and allows me to find them quickly and easily. All I have to do is slid out each organizing shelf and I can easily view all the spices quickly and easily. Plus the Spice Stack can be purchased  in different sizes to fit into any size space and cupboard. I don't know about you and your organization in your kitchen but I can … [Read more...]

ToiletTree 3-in-1 Organizer Review!


Bamboo 3-in-1 Organizer Review!   ToiletTree Products Bamboo 3-in-1 Organizer is so stylish and beautiful that you are going to not only want one for yourself but grab one for the next wedding you attend or birthday party or stock up for Christmas. You can’t go wrong with Bamboo! This is a great organizer for your bathroom!   For starters, having your toothbrush holder, lotion dispenser and soap dish all matching is a great thing! They can be stored in a very organized way or both the toothbrush holder and lotion dispenser can actually come out and be placed elsewhere if you want to have the soap dish somewhere else like the kitchen.   I happen to be a huge fan of bamboo and love that this 3-in-1 combo is eco-friendly! This entire set is very sturdy and smooth and the silver dish soap tray can come off for an extremely easy clean up! The silver toothbrush holder can also come off for easy clean up or if you have a battery operated toothbrush like me, … [Read more...]

CleanSeat Chair Protector Review & Giveaway Open Worldwide!


My thoughts on the CleanSeat Chair Protector – As a mom I am always looking for an easy way to keep things clean and seriously it doesn’t work as easily as I hope most of the times, but, then there is the CleanSeat Chair Protector and I was curious to see what it could do. To my amazement this product has got to be one of my favorite items yet! The CleanSeat Chair Protector is super easy to fit onto any chair and I actually used one in the car to go under my son’s booster seat. So many times I am trying to sweep crumbs off of the seat with my hand but now, I just take off the CleanSeat Chair Protector and give it a shake outside and it’s done! The CleanSeat Chair Protector is super soft and fits perfectly on my dining room chairs as well. No more stressing out if they will get spilt on! On the backside is a black layer of material that makes it leak proof for a super easy clean up! You can toss them into the washing machine if you need to for a quick clean up! How cool is that?! My … [Read more...]

Greased Lightning Review!


Greased Lightning My thoughts on Greased Lightning Multi-Purpose and Greased Lightning Super Strength – I haven’t ever heard of this product before so needless to say I was pretty excited to try it out! I love trying new things out and anything that will help me keep my house cleaner is that much cooler. I love that on the bottle it states that it is both a cleaner as well as a degreaser. It is so hard to get things clean that is saturated and has baked on grease. But my first goal was to head upstairs and clean the shower faucets with the Greased Lightning Multi-Purpose. We moved in over the summer and it just seems I can’t get things clean enough to my satisfaction and the faucets have water stains on them that I couldn’t get off. So I sprayed it on and I waited a little bit. I had an old toothbrush I use to scrub and then I rinsed it off and I had a beautiful shiny new faucet! This stuff really works and the neat thing about this one is that it had a spring rain scent to … [Read more...]