Thursday, May 30, 2013

Eatsmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale Review

Anyone that has been cooking for a while, will eventually stop measuring ingredients. Instead, ingredients will be measured in more of a "that looks about right" style. This isn't a big deal when making chili or meatloaf, but this Memorial Day I wanted to grill burgers. This was a new frontier for me, as I normally just get a pork shoulder of chicken and not worry about how big things are. For the burgers, however, I specifically was looking for quarter pounders.

TT-Research before shopping

Utilize social networks to read customer comments/complaints about companies or products before making a purchase!

WW-Quiet Toddlers

Never trust a quiet toddler.

I am a day behind this week due to Memorial Day. ;-) So let's pretend it's Wednesday for a moment.

I was painting terra cotta pots and my son offered to rinse the brush and container. He did nicely on the first color. When it came to the black he was gone a long time. He came out of the bathroom and quietly moved to the corner. Hmmm I thought something wasn't right. I went into the bathroom to find this lovely mess. There was more on the floor and toilet. 

He didn't get in trouble for making the mess but for not telling me. So never trust a quiet toddler.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

PYP May 24th Spatulas

The "Juicy Details":  Handles are made of rosewood and the metal is stainless steel.   They are 14.5 inches long and just under 3 inches wide.   These are dishwasher safe, but they will last longer if hand washed.  Great for grilling!

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Love of Color & Gardening

My neighbor admitted she has garden envy. Last year I added lights around our back patio. She then bought more lights herself.

This year I bought MORE lights. She was shocked like my husband

May 23rd PYP Baking Boxes

Baking Boxes for 60% Off

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WW Colored Pots

Beautiful gardens aren't just about the flowers but the pots too!
You can paint terra cotta pots with Acrylic paints and waterproof sealant. Wait 24-48hours before planting and putting outside. Use complementary colors for a bigger punch!

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PYP May 21st Lace

Luxury Doesn't Begin to Cover It - Lace Tops and Lace Leggings for 69% Off!
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Monday, May 20, 2013

PYP May 20th

Have you ever glued your fingers together trying to put a project together? Stayed up all night just to finish that last project before your kids wake up? Gussied up your home just so the neighbors could gawk over your detail? Borrowed an idea from the store knowing you can make one too? We have. We know.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Pure Fitness Nutrition #Review

Protein bars have a historical connotation as being fairly disgusting.  Between the weird texture and artificial flavors, it really was a struggle to eat them. Not any more. recently Pure Fitness Nutrition sent me three of their protein bars to try, and let me tell you, this things are amazing. 

The foundation of the bar is whey protein isolate. Whey isolates yield a higher percentage of pure protein and can be filtered enough to be virtually lactose free, carbohydrate free, fat free, and cholesterol free. This type of protein is terrific for elping to build lean muscle.


Peanut Butter & Jelly Crunch tasted exactly as you would expect. All of the flavors blend perfectly with a satisfyingly sweet peanut flavor. The crunch was brought in by using pretzel bits which helped to balance the sweetness with their saltiness. 



The Banana Chocolate Nut bar was my favorite. It was like eating a fresh piece of banana bread. When it was gone, I was more than a little disappointed.


Dark Cranberry Chocolate had a more sophisticated flavor that you would expect from the name. There was no overpowering sweetness here, just the slight bitter of dark chocolate and that alluring cranberry tartness.


These bars are labeled as being meal replacements, a claim that I would agree with. I ate each of these in place of my normal breakfast, and found myself to be satisfied until lunch.

If I were to have a negative opinion about these bars, it would have to be the stickiness. I don't know if it was the honey or the agave, but these bars really stuck to my teeth. I mean, "finger in the mouth to remove things" sticky. Not a big deal early in the morning, but enough to keep me from eating one before a staff meeting at work.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Chicken Wire May 16th PYP

I love this Chicken wire deal. Be sure to check out the Triangular hanging baskets.

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Garden Geometry, triangle basket with chain and hook for hanging - Small measures 9.75" with a 5.5" opening; Medium measures 11.5" with a 6.6" opening; and Large measures 14" with a 7.7" opening

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

PYP May 15th-HOT!!!!

10 spools of thread in on-trend colors paired with three different colors of ruffled ribbon coming in at 65% off!

Run here to order.

You are going to find so many uses for all these 10 amazing colors in thread and paired with the 3 yards of ribbon in your favorite color choice of mint, watermelon, or gold? Well, your friends just may never see you again once you enter your crafting corner!
Better yet snag some for them too and have a party :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WW_Pallas Cats

Source: Pallas Cats Fan Club slideshow

Pallas Cats is a small wild cat having a broad but patchy distribution in the grasslands and montane steppe of Central Asia.

Source: Wiki
Wiki for more information.

PYP May 14th

Thirsty? Drink Up - Irresistible Bottles for 66% Off!

$1.99 each Click here.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Garden Buddies-Dollar Store Craft

Super easy and fun clay pot craft for toddlers and you. Craft materials are found at the Dollar Tree. The 3 terracotta pots are sold together for $1.

Meet Ms. Ladybug, Mr Froggie & The BEE! As you can see you don't have to be an artist to make this cute trio.

You will need:

  • 3-pack of Terracotta pots @ 2 1/4 tall
  • Acrylic paints & brushes
  • pipe cleaners
  • fuzzy balls
  • glue
  • clear acrylic finish
  • imagination

The antenna on the lady bug is from a bright green pipe cleaner. The froggie is a little funny. The inspiration photo used a Styrofoam ball for the head and eyes. I glued two different sized yellow fuzz balls for the Bees wings and bright yellow pipe cleaners for the antenna.

Next I want to make a fairy hut or toad house! Check out my Clay Pot Craft board for more ideas.

If you like this easy craft for toddlers and adults then check out my Mother's Day planter post here or the easy decorative wind-chime craft over here.

PYP May 13th

We have some heart-clutching cuteness coming your way this morning at 65% off!!! Pick those plums!!!


Pick a shade, any shade (or just all of them):

  • A Pink and a Smile - $6.99
  • Teal We Meet Again - $6.99
  • Be Right Black - $6.99
  • Oh Yellow There! - $6.99
  • Orange You Glad to Have a Clutch? - $6.99
  • One of Each - $34.95


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mustache Cookie Cutter Set Product Review and Giveaway!

The first ever Mustache Cookie Cutter Set!
Complete with 3 different styles, this set is sure to make you the hit of any party or event.

Our mustache cookie cutters measure around 4"W x 1.25-1.5"T but vary depending on shape. Made of 100% stainless steel. $5 from each sale is donated to the Movember Foundation!

I was very excited for this opportunity to review this Cookie Cutter Set by fuzzy ink. My husband's family have an ongoing joke that a certain family member MUST grow a mustache! The next time we have a family gathering I will be using these cookie cutters for some yummy treats.

I was all set to make the sugar cookie recipe found on the box. However my craving for brownies took over. The scraps are great warmed and topped with ice cream!

The cutters were simple to use and cut nicely. The brownies are softer than cookies so they lost a bit of their shape. They sure made brownies fun to eat!

How do we look?


Now for a giveaway. FuzzyInk is offering one winner the Mustache Cookie Cutter Set ARV $16. Don't forget to visit their shop for more stache-tastic products like T-shirts!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Grand Opening Crazyforsavings-Lilla Rose

Welcome to my GRAND OPENING Party! Today only, I am offering a free clip up to $16 when you purchase 3 or more items through the party link.


What is a Flexi Clip?

They are made from music wire allowing them to bend and flex. Music wire is made from carbon. It keeps any shape you force it into. It's strong and very durable. The joints and decorative center is soldered together. The pin is attached so you don't have to worry about losing it. The patent pin has 3 notches for tightness.




What Size Do I Need?

Want an easy way to tell what size you are without the sizing video? Put your hand around your full ponytail and squeeze down...If the amount you're holding resembles a nickel, you're an extra small. A quarter, you're a small. A 50 cent piece, you're a medium, and anything bigger and you'll need large or xl. This would be for a ponytail or tails-up. A half-up would be a smaller size, and a French twist would be larger.
The party shopping link is here
Join the Facebook party for tips and questions.
Want to get a FREE Flexi-Clip? Buy 3 Flexi-Clips using the link in number 1, (so you’ll also receive FREE shipping), then email me at mbella77 at with  your customer number  and the item number of the clip you would like to receive FREEPlease note: The FREE clip must be valued at $16 or less. The FREE clip will be ordered separately by me, and will also ship separately from your order. AND you MUST be a NEW Lilla Rose Customer to receive the FREE clip.

Lilla Rose also offers Hair bands, O-rings,Hair sticks, Bobby pins, YOU-Pins and ID Badge clips.

Just a quick note: If you have been or are currently a customer with Lilla Rose through another consultant, please be loyal and continue to order with her. This offer is for brand new Lilla Rose customers.  I appreciate your understanding in this matter – and I’m sure your sweet consultant does too! (You can always contact her, explain my offer and ask if she would honor it, but please keep in mind it would be at her discretion.) If you have any questions regarding this offer, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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May 10th PYP

Read Into These - Engraved Leather Books for 71% Off!
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These would make a great graduation gift.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 8th PYP

All About the Extras - Necklaces for 76% Off!

Pick a necklace, any necklace:
  • The Trimmings, Flat Silver - $4.99
  • Full Frills, Antique Gold - $4.99
  • Elegant, Antique Silver - $4.99
  • One of Each - $14.97

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

WW- Cow Crossing

April 27th we visited my Alma Mater-Delaware Valley College- for the A-Day festivities. As my son and husband were on the trackless tractor ride they had to pause for a cow crossing.

Lilla Rose-Crazy for Savings Deal

It's Nurses and Teacher Appreciation Week. Order any badge clips and receive free shipping!! Offer Ends May 10th 2013. You must click through this link. Shipping will be refunded personally after placing an order, not at the time of ordering.

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Who Ordered the Party? - Embellishments for 66% Off!
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Monday, May 6, 2013

NaturOli Review & #Giveaway
Soap nuts are the dried shells from the soapberry shrub and tree. The inside of the berry contains as much as 37% saponin. When you put saponin in water and shake you get foam thus reducing the attraction of water to water. Saponin can grab greasy dirt from our body and clothes and when we rinse, it all goes down the drain.

I suffer from severe sensitive skin. Even the "free" laundry detergents were aggravating my skin. I made a few lifestyles changes including my laundry detergent. Now I use my homemade recipe and wool dryer balls.  Just like commercial detergents, sometimes you need a boost for stains or heavy soiled items. 

I reviewed samples of soap nuts & Extreme 18x liquid concentrate by NaturOli. I used both items as an extra boost to my detergent. I added one cap to a quart of my laundry soap recipe. I used 5 nuts per load in the drawstring bag.

The first two loads I noticed the colors were brighter, the fabric was softer but I had some odd stains that I didn't notice before. It resembled oil stains. I contacted NaturOli for advice. They never had this complaint before but they had a possible solution. Run an empty load on the hottest setting to wash the water lines into the washer. It was possible the soap nuts was loosing dirt from the lines. Honestly I was skeptical but I went ahead and used 10 soap nuts. Sure enough the yellow stains disappeared on future washes.

The soap nuts are good for 5-6 washes; just allow the bag to dry between loads. Since they came with two, I alternated between the drawstring bags. I was able to get a few more than 6 loads per bag. You can see the difference inside a used shell. The saponin is clear unused and slightly golden when used while the nutshell is brown. They are safe to use on cloth diapers and baby items!

Even better, the NaturOli's products are not just for laundry. Some other uses not listed below are found here.

  • For Household Cleaning: Pour soap nuts liquid into a spray bottle. Use full strength or dilute as desired. Use for sinks, counters, floors, etc.
  • For Windows and Glass: Fill a spray bottle with about 8 oz of water. Add a half-ounce of soap nuts liquid and a half-ounce of vinegar. Spray and then wipe clean with dry cloth.
  • For Dishwashers: Fill the dishwasher soap dispenser with soap nuts liquid. Wash as usual. Tip: For extra sparkle, add a half-ounce of vinegar to the rinse dispenser or during the rinse cycle.
  • For Hand Wash: Add about 2 tbs of soap nuts liquid to wash water and stir, or make a tea with your soap nuts muslin bag. Simply hand wash as usual.
You can purchase these products online here. Be sure to visit NaturOli on Facebook and Twitter.

NaturOli is offering one lucky reader a chance to win a bag of Berries and Extreme 18X Concentrate. Enter to win on the Rafflecopter below. Open to US 18+.

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FTC compliance: While I did receive a product at no charge for review purposes, I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.
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