Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops Review





Pine Brothers has been a trusted brand and has been soothing throats for over 140 years and was originally made here in America and now returns to it's homeland and once again is being made here in America. Here is the history of the Pine Brothers company and I have to say, it is quite interesting.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Wishing all my readers a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


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Friday, December 21, 2012

Blogger Opportunity - American Girl, Two Winners

Blogger Opportunity

1/20 to  2/19

Come and be part of this awesome giveaway

I love this giveaway, my daughter has 3 American Girl dolls and she loves them.  Even now that she is older she keeps them as collectible items.

That's why I thought this would be a great giveaway 

We will have 2 winners.



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Vidacup Coffee Review



I was given the opportunity to review +Vidacup instant coffee recently and I have to admit that it was pretty darned good. I have never tried instant before because everyone is always telling me how awful it is but I beg to difference.

I reviewed their Ageless Brew and Mo-Joe Gourmet.

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Most people cannot start their day without their morning cup of coffee. Mo-Joe gives you more of what you'd expect from that first cup; more energy, awareness, focus, and mental clarity. Mo-Joe will awaken your senses with its deep, dark roasted aroma and jump-start your day with our high-impact nutritional ingredients including our organic H1X1 Agaricus Blazei Super Concentrate. Replace your morning coffee with supercharged Mo-Joe. Start your day with a Cup of Life. Mo-Joe proprietary blend includes: H1X1 Super Concentrate Agaricus Blazei, Ginko Biloba, Gotu Kola, Bacopa Monnieri, Green Tea Extract.

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All natural low calorie latte Imagine a coffee that helps you to look and feel rejuvenated. Ageless Brew is a creamy, slightly sweet, low calorie latte that can do just that. Our gourmet coffee is infused with age-defying ingredients including our organic H1X1 Super Concentrate Agaricus Blazei. This latte will please your senses and your body inside and out. Ageless Brew is truly a Cup of Life. Ageless Brew proprietary blend includes: H1X1 Super Concentrate Agaricus Blazei, Grape Seed Extract, Extramel, Resveratrol.

Now, the Mo-Joe is a Gourmet coffee and is only 10 calories per cup and has a great smooth taste. The Ageless Brew is an all natural low calorie latte which is what I was really eager to try since I am trying to continue to lose weight. It also has a great flavor and only has 45 calories per cup. I was hoping for a bit sweeter latte but I still had to add a little sugar. My problem is I love my coffee super sweet. I know, I know, that is not how you are suppose to drink coffee but that is the only way I like it. People tell me I ruin the coffee with all that sugar but that is why I drink that cup and not them, right?

I am definitely looking forward to drinking up the rest of my samples. If you are a person who drinks coffee a cup at a time I definitely recommend Vitacup.


You can check out and/or follow Vidacup on:





Disclaimer: I have received product from Vidacup in return for this review. I have stated my honest opinion and in no way was paid for a positive review. Images and information are from Vidacup.

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Put Your Keys Beside Your Bed At Night

Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

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Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr's office, the check-out girl at the market..., everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage.

If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

P.S. I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. 

Please pass this on even IF you've read it before. It's a reminder. I read this on a post on Facebook and thought that is was a great idea and thought I would share with all my readers.



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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Peppa's Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse #Giveaway

My daycare kiddos love to watch Peppa Pig and they would love, love, love to have this great playhouse playset to play with while watching Peppa Pig. So,  I jumped at the chance to team up with other other great bloggers to bring this giveaway to my readers!

 




Hosted by:



Come and join us on this great giveaway.



You can be the lucky winner of 

 One Fisher-Price Peppa Pig' Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse Playset



The Fisher-Price Peppa's Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse lets kids play out Peppa's everyday adventures with her family, just like on the television show. The playhouse opens up to reveal four floors of play space, including a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. The playhouse comes with more than 18 play pieces, including two articulated figures (Peppa and George). Play pieces include plenty of little surprises that add realistic fun to the Playhouse – a washing machine that flips to reveal clean clothes, a fridge that opens up to reveal food, a barbecue that flips for different meals, a bathtub that flips to reveal bubbles and more. The pieces conveniently store inside the house.
  • Play out Peppa's everyday adventures with her family, just like on the television show
  • Four floors of play space, including a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom
  • Comes with more than 18 play pieces, including two articulated figures (Peppa and George)
  • Play pieces include a washing machine that flips to reveal clean clothes, a fridge that opens up to reveal food, a barbecue that flips for different meals, a bathtub that flips to reveal bubbles and more
  • Pieces store inside the house for convenience
  • Built-in handle provides portability




This giveaway will be from 
Dec. 19 to  Jan. 10, 2013

Open to US only.


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NYSavingSpecials is responsible for prize.  If you have any question please contact NYSavingSpecials at nysavingspecials@gmail.com




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Thursday, December 6, 2012

FREE Blogger Opportunity for Planters NUT-rition Peanut Butter #Giveaway



Planters NUT-rition Peanut Butter #Giveaway-- FREE Blogger Opportunity
Event Dates: 1/31-2/28
  I am very excited for this giveaway. This will be my first time hosting a multi-blogger event, and I am so happy to have you join with me!! We have a great prize pack up for grabs, and there will be TWO winners!! 
 

1st Prize will get:  
  • 3 jars of Planters NUT-rition Peanut Butter in the flavors shown above
  • 4 Planters Nut-rition reusable water bottles
  • Mr. Planters 1st place trophy
2nd prize receives:
  • 2 Planters NUT-rition reusable water bottles
  Any payments made for hosting, page hosting, links, etc. Will be used for shipping charges and for future giveaways. How to join:  

Free Facebook or Twitter with announcement post. Grab the HTML HERE or pay $5 fee if not posting.

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Additional links $1.00 each (optional) Host a page $5 fee (Optional) Be one of the Hosts $10.00 (Optional 4 spots available) -Host does not pay any other fee As I host you will get: -Name with link of your blog as a host on the post -Mandatory entry links on the rafflecopter (up to 4 links) -Host a page Agree to post the giveaway html on the date the event begins and promote at least 3x a week  

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Pandora Bracelet and Jewelry Box #Giveaway

I have once again teamed up with some great bloggers to bring you this awesome giveaway! This is a piece of jewelry that I do not own but would love to have some day. There are so many stories that can be told from a Pandora bracelet.

 



Come and join us on this great giveaway.

One lucky winner will win:


One Pandora bracelet size 7.5 


And

 One Pandora Collectible Cupcake Jewelry Box Ceramic Breast Cancer.  This Collectible Cupcake was given in 2010 with every purchase of $150 or more it was given free, it's new in original box.

12/1  to  12/20

US resident only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


LoveMy2Dogs is not responsible for prize.  Prize will be send by NYSavingSpecials.  If you have any question about this giveaway please contact NYSavingSpecials at nysavingspecials@gmail.com





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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pork Be Inspired Gets Two Thumbs Up At My House!!


 

Have I said lately how much I love being a BzzAgent and sharing my thoughts about products with all my readers? Well in case you have missed it, I love it! I love trying the products that they permit me to apart of the campaigns of. And I love sharing my thoughts on said products. I share my thoughts with you readers, my friends and my family, and trust me I share the positive and negative thoughts both. Not all my reviews have been positive.

Now, on to this Kroger, Pork Be Inspired campaign. This is a very positive review. My thoughts are positive on this one on all aspects! My hubby is not much of a pork eater (he says it is like chicken and he does not care for that either). Any how, I used my coupon for $5.00 off from the campaign to get some thin center cut pork chops to fix for dinner last night, which is one of my favorite cuts of pork besides BBQ ribs and they didn't have any of those or course. Then I went through some recipes from Pork Be inspired on Pinterest and chose to fix two different kinds of chops. I chose the Americas Favorite Pork Chops (right) and the Paprika Pork Chops (left).


I have to admit that I loved the Paprika pork chops and my husband liked them both but he preferred the American's Favorite Pork Chop better. You can find the recipes to both of these pork chops by clicking on the recipe titles above my picture.

And just a little knowledge for you all: 

Don't overcook your pork!

Both the USDA and the National Pork Board recommend using a digital cooking thermometer to get an accurate internal temperature reading for your pork. While 145° F (with a three-minute rest time) is where you want to be for chops, tenderloin and roasts, ground pork should always be cooked to 160° F and pre-cooked ham can be reheated to 140° F.
 


Follow Pork Be Inspired on Facebook
Follow Pork Be Inspired on Twitter
Follow the Official Page of the National Pork Board and the brand, Pork Be inspired on Pinterest





Disclaimer: I am a BzzAgent and as a BzzAgent I received a coupon to receive this product either for free or at a discount for myself and coupons to share with others. These are my opinions are my own honest opinions and I was in no way paid for my opinion.

Images and information are from
PorkBeInspired.com and BzzAgent

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Blue Nile’s Cyber Monday (ALL WEEK) Deal & The Extraordinary Days of Christmas




CYBER MONDAY (ALL WEEK)
20% OFF Discount Code

is: Special20%Off

Please see Terms and Conditions for the discount offer below:

Offer MUST be entered in cart or mentioned over phone at time of purchase. 20% discount applies to silver or pearl or gemstone jewelry, only. 20% off applies to only one item in one category, and does not apply to loose diamonds, Build Your Own Diamond Jewelry, gift certificates, and cleaning product purchases. Offer may not be combined with any other offer and cannot be applied retroactively. Void where prohibited. Offer valid through November 29, 2012 at 8:00amET. 




Blue Nile will be running an interactive game on Facebook for the holidays called The Extraordinary Days of Christmas.

The Extraordinary Days of Christmas game details:

        There are six unique presents wrapped and displayed for each Facebook fan on Blue Nile’s Facebook page. In order to participate, fans must “Like” the Blue Nile Facebook page.

For 12 days, Facebook fans will have a chance to unwrap one present of their liking to win a Blue Nile prize.

It is a game of chance. Prizes vary from percentage off discount codes to $11,000 diamond rings. We’re happy to say that we will be giving away a cumulative prize value of $100,000 over the course of 12 days.

One extraordinary jewelry prize will be given out per day, but everyone will win something.

One extraordinary jewelry prize will be awarded each day, and range from $3,500 to $13,500! Prizes include, but are not limited to, multiple diamond engagement rings

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(including one from the new Monique Lhuillier line),

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The campaign will kick off on Cyber Monday (November 26, 2012) and end on December 7, 2012.

So make sure you hop on over to Blue Nile and use your 20% coupon code before it expires and visit Blue Nile on Facebook daily and unwrap your virtual gift and see what you win.




 



Disclaimer:  Images and information was received from Blue Nile. I was not paid for this post but however did receive, in exchange for this post/review a Blue Nile product. LoveMy2Dogs is in no way responsible for the prizes from Blue Nile.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

$100 Amazon Gift Card #Giveaway Ends Dec. 15th


Happy Home and Family has teamed up with a group of the most amazing bloggers around to bring you this great giveaway to help you out with your holiday expenses!!
One lucky reader will be winning a $100 Amazon Gift Card!
If you win the $100 Amazon GC, what would you buy?

I know that if had a $100 Amazon GC this time of year, I would use it to buy Christmas gifts. I love buying from Amazon and not just books for my Kindle either. They have everything at reasonable prices, and I love their one click buying. After entering this giveaway, check out my widget over on the right sidebar for the deal of the day.

Special thanks to our co hosts - Capri's Coupons, My Mushings, Mum Writes , SaMie Designs
Giveaway details:
  • One lucky reader will be winning a $100 Amazon Gift Code ( or $100 cash through PayPal )
  • Giveaway is open worldwide
  • The giveaway will run from November 25- December 15
Just enter the rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Blogger Opportunity ~ Similac Advance Ready to Feed





Blogger Opportunity


This giveaway will be from 

1/01/2013  to  1/30/2013

Come and be part of this awesome giveaway!

96 Bottles 2oz each Similac Advance, Complete Nutrition, Ready to Feed Value $131.88




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*The blog that refers more bloggers will get FREE host :) Here is the promotional post!






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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Taking care of a loved one starts with taking care of yourself.
More than 65 million Americans are currently providing care for a loved one. ¹ But, sometimes caregivers neglect an important step: taking care of themselves. Protecting the caregiver's own well being, both mentally and physically, is an incredibly important step in the caring process. So in honor of National Family Caregivers and National Hospice Month, UnitedHealthcare has some steps to help make the transition to caregiver.

Get out and enjoy time together:
Go for a walk. Go to a movie. Feed the ducks at a park. Keeping active may relieve stress and can create positive new memories.
Eat Healthy:
A healthy diet can keep you sharp. Stock up on healthy snacks and prepare your own meals. Here are some simple (and delicious) recipes for you and your loved one.
Chicken Minestrone Soup 
Easy Chicken Pot Pie


Educate yourself and your family: 
Scarlet Says Goodbye Sweepstakes 
Pumpkin SmoothiesParticularly for those dealing with advanced illness or end-of-life situations, it's important to prepare yourself and your children. A new activity book, Scarlet Says Goodbye, is one tool to help educate young children with a loved one entering hospice care. The book can be downloaded for free at: www.ScarletSaysGoodBye.com.
Want a chance to win a free copy of Scarlet Says Goodbye? Enter the drawing by posting about National Family Caregivers Month and submitting the link through your personal MyBlogSpark page.
 
Don't be afraid to ask for help:
UnitedHealthcare understands that being a caregiver can be an emotionally and financially exhausting experience. UnitedHealthcare designed Solutions for Caregivers* specifically to help alleviate both of these issues. Visit www.WhatIsSolutionsForCaregivers.com to learn about all the resources available, including other great recipes and aid in developing a care plan, built specifically for your situation.

*Disclaimer

Solutions for Caregivers assists in coordinating community and in-home resources. The final decision about your care arrangements must be made by you. In addition, the quality of a particular provider must be solely determined and monitored by you. Information provided to you about a particular provider does not imply and is in no way an endorsement of that particular provider by Solutions for Caregivers. The information on and the selection of a particular provider has been supplied by the provider and is subject to change without written consent of Solutions for Caregivers.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Subject to Official Rules. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 am CT on 11/21/12 and ends at 11:59 pm CT on 12/15/12. Employees of UnitedHealthCare are not eligible. For Official Rules, including odds and prize descriptions, visit your personal page on www.MyBlogSpark.com

 ¹ National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP; November 2009








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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

50% OFF Melissa & Doug Toys Today Only Plus Black Friday Deals Week at Amazon!!


Amazon is having a great Gold Box Deal of the Day today and here are a few of the toys they have. Hop on over and check out everything they have!


While you are over there checking out the Melissa and Doug Toys, you can check out there Black Friday Deals Week.

Happy Shopping!!




I am an Amazon Affiliate and I do get paid a small percentage if you purchase something when you go to Amazon.com from my website.
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Monday, November 19, 2012

#Blogger Opportunity ~~ Fisher Price Peppa Pig Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse Playset




Blogger Opportunity


This giveaway will be from 

12/19/2012  to  1/10/2013

Come and be part of this awesome giveaway!



Fisher-Price Peppa Pig' Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse Playset


Introducing the Fisher-Price Peppa Pig's Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse Playset, new for fall 2012! Peek 'n Surprise playhouse lets little girls play out Peppa's everyday adventures with her family, just like on the show!

The Fisher-Price Peppa Pig's Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse Playset features:

  • 4 floors of play space including bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom
  • Comes with over 18 play pieces including 2 articulated figures - Peppa and George
  • Play pieces include lots of little surprises..washing machine flips to reveal clean clothes, fridge opens up to reveal food, barbecue flips for different meals, bathtub flips to reveal bubbles and more!
  • Pieces store inside house for easy and convenient clean-up



Options to join
**FREE FACEBOOK OR TWITTER with announcement (If no announcement pay $5.00)
*Additional links $1.00 each (optional)
* Host a page $5 fee (Optional)
*Be one of the Host $10.00 (Optional) -Host does not pay any other fee As I host you will get: -Will be part of the giveaway without the $2.00 charge -Name with link of your blog as a host on the post -Mandatory entry links on the rafflecopter (up tp 4 links) -Host a page *The blog that refers more bloggers will get FREE host :) Here is the promotional post!



* Agree to post the giveaway html on the date the event begins and promote at least 3x a week

Please send any Payments:


Paypal melisurveys1978@gmail.com

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PERDUE OVEN READY Is What's For Dinner Tonight!

Perdue Oven Ready Roasters 

PERDUE® OVEN READY Products


 I have never had any of the PERDUE® OVEN READY Products before I had the opportunity to receive a coupon for one during the PERDUE campaign by being a *BzzAgent. I went with the Whole Seasoned Chicken Roaster, how much easier could it be than to just take off the outer bag, cut a small slit in the inner bag over the breast and pop it in the oven? It is already seasoned and ready to go.


Now, we are not usually huge chicken eaters unless it boneless chicken breasts and is cut up and put into something so this is something new for us. I have done a beer can chicken or two a few years ago when we were camping but a couple bites and I am done. That is how big of a chicken eater I am and dear hubby usually skips by it to a burger.

Now, this is all I am writing for now. I will write more of this post after I bake this Chicken and have dinner and see how it is.



 

Well, baking that chicken was as easy as the directions said it would be. I took off the first bag, cut a slit in the second bag and put it in a casserole dish and put it in a 400 degree oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes and I did the thermometer check to make sure it was 180 degrees and it was. It came out of the oven looking and smelling delicious.

 
I do have to say that here is a hint, drain the drippings from maybe a corner of the bag before you start opening it. I had to drain my glass dish after I opened the bag and then put my chicken back in the dish. I also learned that where ever the bag was touching the chicken, that is where the chicken browned much better......but is is also where it stuck to the bag. So maybe if I would have moved the bag around a little during the 10 minute wait after taking it out of the oven it would not have stuck to the bag.

I am not a carver, I am a picker so my beautiful chicken looked quite a mess when I finished with it but it all tastes the same, right?? Of course I am not showing you all the mess that I made of that chicken but I am sure you all can imagine what it looked like if you just look at my plate. I am not all about pretty food, I am just all about it tasting good. And I just have to say that it was delicious. And my dear hubby even said that it was really good and went for seconds.. The daycare kiddos loved the chicken and asked for more also.

I went for the a little of dark meat and a little breast both but he is a white meat kinda person and I do have to say that the breast meat had more of the seasoned flavor, which I was completely surprised. The meat was all very tender and juicy and there were plenty of drippings to make gravy with and the directions for making gravy if you don't know how, is right on the back of the original packaging.





 











 *By being a BzzAgent I receive products to try, either for free or at a discount and then I give my HONEST opinion. I am in no other way compensated for my opinion so I do give my complete honest opinion about the products whether it be positive or negative. I also receive coupons to hand out to others and pass the word out about the product after I have tried it and I do this face to face so that I get their personal opinions so that I can give feedback to the company about what others are saying.




Disclaimer: I am a BzzAgent and as a BzzAgent I received a coupon to receive this product either for free or at a discount for myself and coupons to share with others. These are my opinions are my own honest opinions and I was in no way paid for my opinion.

Images and information are from PERDUE and BzzAgent
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