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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Salonpas Lidocaine Patch Review

SALONPAS® Pain Relief Patch is the first and only FDA-approved over-the-counter pain relief patch. In the century-and-a-half since our founding, Hisamitsu has pioneered the development of patches and other topical treatments to relieve everyday aches and pains. Our SALONPAS® product line gained early acceptance in Asia and now sells in 50 countries around the world.

Maximum strength available without a prescription
Desensitize aggravated nerves
Numbing relief


My husband has lower back muscle pain. He usually uses OTC pain relievers and muscle rubs, but hates the smell of the rubs, and how greasy they leave his skin feeling. Then it gets on his clothes and he's not happy about that either. These Salonpas lidocaine patches make it easy for him to get relief with no mess, and he can keep going without having to stop or slow down. He can use these patches at home, when he's working, or when we are traveling. The lidocaine patches are a nice large size to cover a decent area of pain, and these stay put for the most part. They do tend to fall off if he tries to wear them to bed at night. He gets a decent amount of relief for his muscle pain and stiffness so he can keep going and do what needs to be done. He is pretty happy with these patches!

laMadeleine Country Fresh Cafe Gift Set Review

Genuine country French relaxed atmosphere, your home away from home or office. Enjoy our freshly prepared french-inspired entrées, sandwiches, soupes and salades, including our signature Tomato Basil Soupe and Chicken Caesar Salade.

I received 3 gift sets from laMadeleine at no cost in exchange for an honest review.


My Review

I've never been to La Madeleine but I have heard many good things from friends that go when they visit Orlando. When I saw the opportunity to try La Madeleine's famous soup, I couldn't pass it up. Along with the soup I also received their French roast coffee. 

Let me tell you first, the presentation of the items were nice. With the soup I received a nice bowl. With the French roast coffee and the French roast k-cups I received a mug for each. They are beautiful designed with a country French style drawing and French words like Bon jour on the mugs. These packages we each in cellophane and nice little bow for each, perfectly ready for gift giving! 

Now on to taste testing. Tomato soup has always been my favorite and La Madeleine's tomato basil soup has made it to the top of my list of favorite brands. It is like bisque and is creamy and rich, but not too much so that it lays heavy in you stomach. 

Typically with coffee I go for a medium roasted bean but do on occasion get a French or dark roast coffee. La Madeleine French roast coffee beans I was delighted with the flavor. It is bold and not as acidic as some other coffees I've had. Plus with the French roast it has a slightly nutty sweet taste to it. I am now a converted fan to French roast coffee. 

La Madeleine restaurants are not always within reach for most people due to limited locations. We will definitely be visiting a restaurant in Orlando soon but until then I can enjoy my soup and coffee in the comfort of my home as often as I like.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Rudolphs Pork Rinds Review

 Simply stated, our secret pork rind recipe makes for the best tasting pork rinds around! It's the flavor of bacon in a crunchy bite all with zero carbs and more protein than boring peanuts. Try our pork rinds in recipes or right out of the bag. Crunch on!


My husband and boys are snack food junkies. They really love crunchy snacks, and pork rinds are high on their list of likes. We received Southern Recipe Original and Bar B Que flavored pork rinds to try. These pork rinds are really flavorful, and really crunchy. These pork rinds are gluten free, zero calorie, and have 8g of protein. These did not last long in our house, but these pork rinds are easy to get our hands on, and my boys can't wait to get more!


StyleWe is dedicated to create a shopping community featuring independent fashion designers. We are committed to provide shoppers with original, high quality, and exclusive fashion products from individual designers.

 It's the time of year again for sweaters, leggings and Fall fashion designed bags. I work outside the home after being a stay at home mom for many years, so I've been looking for an affordable way to revamp my wardrobe. StyleWe has a huge selection of items to fit every season and every style. StyleWe has tops, bottoms, dresses, jackets, bags and more to fit every budget. 

This Turtleneck Casual Batwing Sweater Dress caught my eye when I went looking for something for my interview for a promotion I was up for. The dress was affordable and they offer free shipping.

I love the selection that StyleWe offers and their pricing. I would definitely recommend them for your wardrobe needs!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Coupons for Good: 4 Reasons to Use Coupons for Charity

Many people think of coupons as a nice way to save money on purchases they make for themselves, yet they overlook the greater good that they can do using similar strategies. If coupons make it more affordable for you to stock your own pantry, why not use them to stock your church pantry as well? There are countless ways that using coupons can become a charitable act when you shop smart.

Coupons Give You Free Items to Donate

Image via Flickr by Waldo Jaquith Many extreme couponers have perfected the art of using coupons to get items for free. By stacking sales with coupons, or by using multiple coupons on top of one another, they’re able to take home bags full of goods for little to no monetary investment. The most dedicated couponers even know how to get money back from these purchases so that their charitable efforts can go that much farther.

One of the arguments against investing time in extreme coupon use is that you may end up filling your pantry with items you wouldn’t otherwise buy and might not use. When your goods go to a charity, however, finding your food brands of choice is less important than getting as many items as you can for the cause.

You Can Help Others With Coupons Themselves

Many organizations accept coupons themselves, so you don’t have to worry about seeking out sales and stacking them up. The most you need to do is purchase a local paper and take out the coupon section. Some organizations may ask you to clip the coupons and organize them into groups. You may want to donate food coupons to a homeless shelter and those for baby items to a charity that helps battered women. Coupons for pet products are welcomed by many animal shelters. With very little time and effort, your coupons can make a difference to the right charities.

Smart Coupon Use Gives Back to Charities

Though you may not realize it, there are several coupon and deal-seeking sites that give a portion of your discounted purchase to charity. Coupons for Good has resources to help you save on everything from clothing to travel. You can book a discounted flight with jetBlue or save at the airport with PARK ‘N Fly deals — all while giving a portion of your proceeds to your favorite cause.

You Can Do More for Others With Affordable Deals

Using coupons to score a cheap deal can give you access to affordable perks you can pass on to others. Perhaps you want to help a displaced family get across the country to their relatives. Though airline tickets would normally be out of your price range, purchasing the flight with an online deal could make the effort more achievable. Think outside the box when you’re considering ways to cash in on coupon savings. You can pool your funds with others, then make your dollars stretch as far as possible by shopping smart when you make the final purchase.

Crafty coupon use is a great way to stretch your resources and do more for others. With the right purchases and a small investment, you can do a world of good.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Getting Ready For The Festive Season? Top Tips To Keep Your Cool

It’s that time of year when the ground is adorned with frost. Twinkling lights are appearing in the windows, and people are putting up their trees and decorations. Yes, Christmas is nearly upon us and the festive season is well and truly underway. For some people, this time of year is full of fun and laughter, whereas others will start to feel the stress that Christmas can bring. So don’t lose your cool this holiday, here are some top tips to help you along with the Christmas period.


Send those Christmas cards out early

Christmas cards are the one thing we can send out too late, or forget entirely. But I guarantee the thought of writing them and sending them out will have crossed your mind. It is at this point you need to take action. It is never too early to start writing those cards out and leaving a pile to deliver when December arrives. Even getting those posted that need to go overseas, just add a little note saying don’t open until December. It’s one thing you can cross off your list sooner rather than later.

Plan ahead for the festive feast

It is the feast of the year, the time where you eat all the wonderful tasty foods that have been appearing in magazines for the last few months. But if you don’t plan ahead, you could miss out on the big turkey or ham that will be your centerpiece. Buying food in advance that can be stored is a great tip. Keeping it locked away ready for Christmas week. Things like meats can be bought in advance and frozen until needed. Or, better still, order a hamper and designate a delivery day. Pay for it in advance, and that is the feast taken care of with a few clicks of a button. Easy!


Keep a list of gift ideas and budgets

Buying gifts for friends and family can get a little out of hand when you don’t organize yourself. You might miss someone out completely, or end up buying for someone twice over. Writing a list of what you need to buy and your budgets will keep you on track. Doing this early will allow you to enjoy the lead up to Christmas, without that mad dash to the shops.

Ensure you are keeping your home secure

Home security needs to be a top priority at this time of year. Burglary increases due to the amount of high priced items in your home and how frequently you vacate them to see family and friends. This is the perfect time to consider upgrading your alarm system. You might want to research the best wireless security systems to ensure it’s something you don’t have to keep replacing too often.


Be careful what you announce on social media

Finally, be careful what you announce on social media like Facebook and Twitter. It can be a time of year where people will broadcast what they are spending and doing. This can cause two problems. If your privacy isn’t up to scratch, then the information might be seen by the wrong people, causing you huge upset. Alternatively, it’s worth remembering that people may not be as fortunate as we are, so ensure that when updating your status at this time of year, you do it with a grateful heart.

I hope these tips help you keep your cool this festive season.

myCharge RazorPlatinum Review

myCharge is a Michigan-based manufacturer of portable charging solutions and has been first to market offering the most advanced solutions for a multitude of needs. We know how important it is to stay connected to the people and things you love, and we work passionately to create products that do just this.

I received a myCharge RazorPlatinum Portable Charger at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

Crafted from anodized aluminum, the 13400mAh RazorPlatinum is not only the most powerful portable charger in the myCharge lineup but also the only charger capable of powering a laptop. The USB-C port delivers a 36W output and is able to fully charge a MacBook in 100 minutes. Charge any tablet, smartphone or other device via the RazorPlatinum's standard USB-A port. Recharge the RazorPlatinum via the MacBook 29 watt adaptor in just 2 hours

My Review

I love my phone. I have my phone on me 24/7. I have a Samsung Galaxy S7, so I have a pretty decent battery, but sometimes when I am running games and Facebook my battery drains rather quickly. I don't always have access to a plug to charge my phone when I am out and about or at work. I always like to make sure I have a good portable charger in my bag. I have had several portable chargers over time, but unfortunately they usually only last through 1 or 2 charges. Depending on how long i am away from home and can't access a plug that is not enough. I received this RazorPlatinum charger from myCharge to review, and could not wait to see what it can do. It didn't take very long to charge up the first time. I put it in my bag when I went to work the next day. I had to use the charger about halfway through my shift. This charger charged my phone super-fast. After my phone charged I still had 3 lights on the RazorPlatinum. I put it back in my purse for the next time I would need it. I have used this RazorPlatinum 3 times now without having to recharge it, and I still have 2 lights lit on it. I love that I don't have to recharge the charger after single use. The charger has a sleek design, and is small enough to fit in small bags and be unobtrusive. The charger comes with its own small cord to charge it from your computer, you can use this cord to charge your phone as well if you don't have your own USB cord. The best feature is that you can have the charger plugged into charge, and still use it to charge your phone, tablet or other compatible device. This is one of the best portable chargers I have ever owned!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Deckopedia Mixology 101 Review

Deckopedia is a new way to display interesting and reliable information on a series of decks of cards to have at your fingertips on several exciting lifestyle topics. It can be a wonderful gift or can help you diversify your book collection.

I received the Mixology 101 deck at no cost in exchange for an honest review.



I love this Mixology 101 deck of cards from Deckopedia. Myself and my husband are novice drink mixers to say the least. We like to try new things, and when I see drinks on menus or online I always wonder how the drinks are made. This deck takes you from day 1, step 1, all the way to mixing your perfect drink to impress family and friends. The mixology deck system is very easy to understand. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, and there are pictures for everything so you know exactly what the result should look like. One of the things I love about this deck is that it is easy to store, and I can take it with us to friends and family to show off my skills. Deckopedia has a wide range of educational and fun decks of cards for every interest! I will definitely be checking out their other products!

Deckopedia also offers other great titles like

50 Ways to a Better You: A Modern Guide to Happiness, Wisdom, and Well-being
Super Smoothies: Blending Your Way to Radiant Health 
Replenish: A Collection of 50 Hearty Juices and Elixirs
The Natural Beauty Skincare Deck: Easy Homemade Recipes for Happy and Healthy Skin

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Best Day Ever Bundle Review & Giveaway

Best Day Ever is an all-inclusive lifestyle brand with one unifying message: happiness is a choice, and it starts with making every day your best day ever. 

As a wife and mother launching and running multiple business ventures for more than 20 years, Anne-Marie has been in the trenches of modern womanhood and worn all the hats that come with it. She created Best Day Ever to help empower women to shape the life they truly want to live through daily inspiration, educational resources and merchandise. 

I received 3 items from Best Day Ever at no cost in exchange for an honest review.


I love notepads and notebooks. In and technological based world, I am still very much about writing out my numerous lists and to do's. I love paper, and I love pens. This 2 column divided to do list is perfect for my needs. I use this to make our shopping lists, budget plans, honey do lists and to do lists for the week. The paper is nice and thick, and my pens write easily on this paper with no rips or tears. The blue color draws the eye, so my husband notices it when I leave honey do's for him. The little boxes on the list make it easy to check things off as we do them and keep track of what still needs to be done. I love the best Day Ever theme on all these products. It's a little reminder to stop and breathe even when things may be very stressful.

The notebook is perfectly sized for my work bag. I use this to make notes when I take my boys to doctor appointments, and at work when I need to keep track of meetings for the week, and for tracking any changes in my schedule. The paper in this notebook is also a nice thick quality that is easy to write on. The design on the cover is elegant and chic looking.

I am a coffee addict, and I love getting new coffee mugs. This mug has the Best Day Ever writing on it in eye catching gold. The mug itself is a nice, heavy ceramic mug. The handle is thick and easy to hold onto. This mug is a little bigger than my other mugs so I can make a bigger cup of coffee, which is a very good thing!

These products are all very high quality, and I love the design and the Best day Ever message!

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