Friday, July 29, 2011

Giveaway on Baby Loving Mama - $100 Target Gift Card

This Giveaway Has Ended...

Baby Loving Mama is hosting a giveaway to showcase the Apartment Guide's Your Pick. Your Place. Sweepstakes. For this sweepstakes, you could win $10,000 or one of eight $250 weekly prizes to give your home a whole new look.

All you have to do is visit and vote for your favorite room design.  The room designs change every two weeks, but you can vote every day for another entry for the $10,000.

To celebrate the Apartment guide sweepstakes, Baby Loving Mama is having a giveaway for a $100 Target Gift Card.

Giveaway ends on 8/9/11
Click HERE to Enter the Baby Loving Mama Sweepstakes

Inbox Dollars Website Review

This is my second review on websites that you can earn money/free stuff from online.  I am trying to bring you the credible websites that I have actually tried and had success from so you can hopefully stay away from the Scam Websites.

To see my Swagbucks Review, click HERE
To see the MySurvey Reveiw, Click HERE

I have been with Inbox Dollars for over a year, and I have not had any problems with them at all.  There are many ways to earn cash on Inbox Dollars.  You can do so by Shopping online, playing games on their site, taking surveys, printing out and using printable grocery coupons, watching videos, doing Free offers (like signing up for other sites), and opening emails.

Just for joining, they start you off with $5, which I think is great.

The ways I have earned money are mostly the opening emails and shopping online.  I have done a few free offers by signing up for a few sites but there wasn't too much I was interested in.  Also I used to take surveys but most of them I didn't qualify for so I just stopped taking them.  I did qualify for some but I have many websites that I take surveys from so I needed to drop some of them to continue to have a life...

Anyways, so I will tell you more in depth about the things I do but just remember, there are other ways mentioned above to earn more money that I don't do so if those things interest you, feel free to try them.

Opening Emails :  I receive about 1-5 Inbox Dollar Emails a day.  You click on the email then inside the email there is a button to click to confirm you read the email.  The emails are for a specific website, Walmart, Ebay, other companies I have never heard of, Etc. and for each email you confirm, you receive 2 cents in your Inbox dollar account.

Shopping Online :  There are many, many, many websites that you can shop online with to earn money in your Inbox Dollars Account.  Some are well known like Walmart, Target, Kohl's, Kmart, Sears, etc. and there are some that you may have never heard of.  With each website you buy from you have a certain percentage that you can earn back that goes into your inbox dollars account.  For example, if you purchase items from the Old Navy Website, you can earn 4% of your purchase back. 

The most percent back I have seen on the website was 20% and the least I have seen was 0.75% back.  But if it is stuff you were going to purchase anyways, then who cares.  It's money back.

To cash out, you must reach at least $30.  They charge a $3 processing fee for the check.

I have cashed out one time so far, so I received a check for $27.55 because my account balance was $30.55.  The first time you receive a check, it takes about 1-2 months to receive it, and your account must stay active during that 1-2 months, but after you receive your first check, you are upgraded to a Gold Member and one of the benefits of being a Gold Member is that your check is processed 3-9 days after you request it.

I am about half way to my second cash out but that is mostly because the only thing I am doing right now to earn money is opening emails.  I haven't really made any purchases lately or done anything else.  The more you do on this site, the more you earn and the faster you earn it.

The only thing that they really ask of you is that you keep your account active by doing something.  If your account is inactive for 6 months, they will delete it and you will lose all your earnings.  However, if this happens, you are free to start up a new account, and they will give you the $5 again into your account.

I have not had any problems with Inbox Dollars, and I recommend them and will continue working with them.  You aren't going to get rich or be able to quit your job but it's a little extra money for doing something free that takes hardly no time at all.  Some people say it's a waste of time because it takes so long to earn the money but like I said, the more you do the more you earn and it only takes a few minutes a day.  When you do finally get enough to cash out, that is just extra money in your pocket.

If you would like to sign up (It's free, of course), you can Click HERE.

If you have tried Inbox Dollars, tell me how you like them.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Giveaway on Mixxed Reviews - Zippo Flex Neck Utility Lighter

This Giveaway Has Ended...

If you have ever burned your fingers from lighting a candle, the grill, or would just like an easier, faster way of lighting things, you should check out the Blog Giveaway at Mixxed Reviews.

They are giving away a Zippo Flex Neck Utility Lighter.  The neck bends in all different directions for easier lighting.  Awesome!

Click HERE to Enter.
Giveaway ends on August 5, 2011.
Good Luck!!!

Aveeno Active Naturals Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion

Stress is a factor in everyday life.  It's just how it is.  There are things to do, people to see, but only a certain amount of hours in a day to do it all.  I try to find things that lower my stress level any way possible.  I recently tried Aveeno's Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion to help me with this very problem.

Here's what it promises:

This unique lotion helps to calm and relax you as you massage it into your skin, while moisturizing to leave skin soft and smooth.  AVEENO combines the calming scents of lavender and essential chamomile and ylang-ylang oils with the soothing properties of natural colloidal oatmeal - long known to hold in moisture.  This naturally nourishing, non-greasy formula absorbs quickly and is blended with rich emollients to moisturize for a full 24 hours.

I think this lotion is a very good moisturizer.  Also, they are very right in saying that it is non-greasy and absorbs quickly.  It absorbs very quickly, and I like that a lot.  I have tried many lotions that after you put them on your hands, it feels like the lotion just won't go away.  That doesn't happen with this lotion.

As for the stress relief factor, Aveeno is using the power of scent.  It is a long known fact that the lavender scent is very helpful in stress relief, relaxation, and can even help you fall asleep.  However, I'm not sure that this lotion actually relaxed me.  It smells flowers kind of but I'm not too sure it actually relaxed me. 

There is also an Aveeno Stress Relief Body Wash and Stress Relief Foaming Bath so maybe if you did a combination of all these, you would experience better stress relief.

But one thing that I always love about Aveeno Products is that they have been Dermatologist Recommended for over 60 years.  Aveeno products are always gentle on my skin, and I trust them enough to use Aveeno product for my children.

I say, give this product a try.  It may be better at relieving stress for you and if nothing else, it is a very good moisturizer.

I purchased this product.  All opinions are always my own.  This review is specifically on Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion not any other Aveeno product.  Have an Amazing, Awesome Day!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tapatio Hot Sauce Review

I LOVE Hot Sauce!  And when I say "Love" what I really mean is I am obsessed with Hot Sauce.  I put Hot Sauce on almost all my food and I wouldn't have it any other way.

My favorite hot sauce by far is Tapatio.

I was introduced to Tapatio Hot Sauce by my mom (Thanks Mom!!!!) and have never turned back.  Sure I have tried others, plenty of others, but I always come back to Tapatio.

I love the flavor of it.  I think it mixes so well with the food and ends up amazing.

And I must confess a secret...I carry the small bottle of it in my purse. Yep, I do.

Let me tell you a story.  One night I was out to eat at a restaurant.  I wasn't very hungry so I just ordered a cheese quesadilla.  Now this wasn't a Mexican Restaurant so I should have known better.  The quesadilla might have been one of the worst things I have ever eaten.  It had no taste, was so dry and I just couldn't eat anymore of it.  I asked the waiter if he had any hot sauce, and he said, "Yes" and then he brought me Tabasco Sauce.  Not exactly what I was expecting but I was hoping it would make the quesadilla at least edible.  NOPE! Made it worse.  It was so gross. So I ended up not eating my quesadilla and went home.  That night, I put a bottle of Tapatio in my purse and now I will never have that horrible situation happen to me again.

My friends think it's funny that I carry around Hot Sauce in my purse, and my boyfriend laughs and shakes his head whenever I pull out the bottle but I don't care.  I want to enjoy my food.

To me, Tapatio has the perfect amount of spiciness.  Of course, I do eat hot sauce and jalapenos like it's my job so if you have a more sensitive pallet, you may want to take it easy.

It comes in 3 different sized bottles...5 fl. oz, 10 fl. oz, and 32 fl. oz.  Of course you know I buy the 32 oz. but that's because one time I went through the 5 oz. bottle in 2 DAYS!  Yeah, did I mention I love it.

The 5 fl. oz bottle is sold at my local grocery store for 89 cents so not expensive at all, but unfortunately, that store doesn't sell the big bottles so I must go to Walmart for that.  The big 32 oz. bottle is $3 something.  I didn't know that size bottle existed until maybe a year ago, and when I saw it...ha, people around must have thought I was having a heart attack. I was so happy.

If you check out the Tapatio website, they have all kinds of different recipes from Breakfast Burritos to Chicken Salad Tostadas to Bloody Marys.

There must be other Tapatio lovers out there as well because I recently saw Tapatio flavored Doritos. <3 You know I bought that...

Tapatio 4 life!

I purchased this product.  All opinions are always my own.  This review is specifically on Tapatio Brand Hot Sauce not any other product.  Have an Amazing, Awesome Day!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

New Item in my Etsy Shop - Cheese and Crackers

I added a new item to my Etsy Shop LovePLS yesterday.

Cheddar and Pepper jack Cheese

All my items are made from Eco-felt and handsewn by me in my Indiana home.

R.I.P Amy Winehouse

When it came to opinions of Amy Winehouse, you either loved her or hated her.

She had many problems of drug and alcohol abuse, but I think she was a great talent and had an amazing voice.  I always hoped she would get better and be the Amy that she once was.  The only thing that I can hope comes out of her death now is that someone else that is battling the same problems as she did, is having a wake up call right now and will get the help they need to beat the addiction.

There are many songs I listened to of Amy's regularly but the video below is something I listened to all the time.  I think it's one of the most beautiful songs.  This is how I will remember her...

Amy, you will be missed <3 RIP

Jergens Natural Glow EXPRESS Body Moisturizer

There are so many lotions and creams on the market that will help you get that great summer glow without having to be out in the sun for hours on end.  A good thing, yet still a little problem about these products are that they give you your tan gradually...great for not having people wonder what the hell happened to you overnight, bad for wanting to see progress and actually being tan.  You must apply these products over multiple days and some even multiple times a day before you see even a little difference.

Jergens has made a solution for this problem and created Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer.

It jump-starts your natural looking color in only 1 day and you receive more than a full shade of color by the end of 3 days.  This is still natural and gradual but it gives you more color so you see results faster.

At the end of 3 days, you maintain your color by using the regular tanning creams and lotions.

First off, I have to say I LOVE this product.  I definitely saw a difference after the first day and the color I received was very natural looking.  At the end of 3 days, I thought my "tan" was looking awesome and beautiful, I loved it.

You have to be careful though when applying this because it is very easy to become streaky if it is not applied evenly. On day 2 I had some streaky parts on my arms and by my wrists but I just applied more on those areas the next time and it evened out pretty good.

Something that I liked was that this product smelled pretty good.  I've tried some tanning products that just smelled horrible but this has a light, kind of sweet smell that I didn't mind at all.

It comes in a 4 fl. oz. bottle that is just enough for the 3 day period, and is available in Fair to Medium Skin Tones and also Medium to Dark Skin Tones.

I bought this at Walmart and I think it cost $7.37 or something which I don't think is too bad of a price.

This is definitely my favorite tanning product that I have found so far.

To see my review on Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer, Click HERE.

I purchased this product.  All opinions are always my own.  This reviews is specifically on Jergens Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer not any other Jergens product.  Have and Amazing, Awesome Day!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Etsy Shop - LovePLS - Play Food Made from Felt

Hey there!

This blog is mostly about reviewing products, but I would also like to share with everyone that I have opened up my own Etsy Store.

The name of my store is LovePLS and I sell Felt Play Food that is hand sewn by me.  I just started not too long ago, and I am adding new foods often.

Felt food is great for a child's play kitchen especially if you are worried about the "Made in China" plastic food that is sold at many stores.

All my food is made from Eco-Felt, which is actually made out of recycled plastic bottles (pretty cool, I think).  Everything is hand sewn by me at my home in Indiana.

This is something I truly love to do and nothing makes it to my Etsy shop until it's something I love and I personally would buy.

Any news or new items will be shown on this blog and if you would like to check out my shop, you can click HERE!

I hope you enjoy!

Giveaway on Blessings Abound Mommy - $25 Visa Gift Card

This Giveaway has Ended...

The blog "Blessings Abound Mommy" is teaming up with Arm & Hammer for a giveaway to give one lucky person a $25 Visa Gift Card.

Also, If you would like to enter the Arm & Hammer Switch and Save Challenge for a chance to win $25,000 you can click HERE.

To Enter Giveaway at Blessings Abound Mommy, Click HERE

Giveaway ends on August 1st, 2011.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Glade Carpet and Room Odor Eliminator

 With two adults and three kids (all kids 5 and under) living in my house, sometimes things can use a little refreshing.  One thing I find that needs some revitalizing is the carpet.  I've tried many brands of Carpet Refreshers and Odor Eliminators, but the one I am currently using is the Glade Carpet and Room Odor Eliminator in the Scent Berry Splash.

The way it works is it contains a formula that first eliminates deep-down odors and then freshens your home with the Glade scent.

All you do is sprinkle the powder evenly over carpeted areas.  Wait a few minutes, and then vacuum thoroughly.  It eliminates odors from pets, dampness, mildew, and smoke.

The scent I have is Berry Splash, but I'm not sure if that is available anymore.  The other scents that it comes in are:

Clean Linen
Clear Springs (Tough Odor Solution)
Country Garden
Fresh Berries
Fresh Scent from Pet Odors (Tough Odor Solution)
Hawaiian Breeze

I really like this stuff.  It's easy to use, smells great but not overpowering, and the scent stays around for awhile.  Also, I've used the bottle I have several times, and it still feels heavy.  Because it's powder, it is spread around easily, and you don't need too much to get the job done.  My 32 oz. bottle has lasted a long time.

I would definitely recommend this!

I purchased this product.  All opinions are always my own.  This review is specifically on Glade Carpet and Room Odor Eliminator not any other Glade Product.  Have an Amazing, Awesome Day!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Swagbucks Website Review

The internet is full of scams.  And unfortunately, the internet is full of trusting people who fall for these scams.  So I wanted to do a series of reviews on websites that you can either earn money on or earn points to "buy" items that I have actually tried and have turned out to be legit websites.

First up!

I have been with Swagbucks for over a year, and I have been very pleased with them.  The idea of Swagbucks is you download a "Swagbucks Toolbar" that you can use to search items, just like you would google, yahoo, or any of the other search bars, except when you make searches on your Swagbucks toolbar, you will receive points or "swagbucks" for doing so.  You don't receive Swagbucks for every search you make, it's kind of just random.  Some searches will yeild 5 Swagbucks, others will yeild 50+ Swagbucks or anywhere in between.  That's random as well.

Also worth noting, EVERY Friday is Mega Swagbucks day.  On Fridays, you have a bigger chance at getting a higher amount of Swagbucks.  Yay!

Now, when you get enough Swagbucks, you can "purchase" items with them.  You could "purchase" things like Jewelry, Amazon Gift Cards, video game systems, TVs, Paypal Money etc., etc., etc.  Of  course the more expensive things like TVs, you will have to save your swagbucks a long time for.  But you can get $5 on Amazon for 450 Swagbucks.  That might seem expensive for only $5, but if you think about it, you are getting these things for something you are doing anyways, just making searches. It's almost effortless.

I have had enough money to get $20 in Paypal money so far but now I am saving up for something bigger...but I haven't decided what yet.

And one thing I really like about Swagbucks is that they don't spam you with useless emails.  In fact, I hardly ever receive an email from them, and most of the time when I do, they will have a Swagbucks code at the bottom that you can go to their website, enter and receive bonus Swagbucks.

I haven't had any problems with Swagbucks and will continue to use them.  If you would like to sign up (it's free, of course) you can click HERE!

2nd Review (7/29/11) - Inbox Dollars
3rd Review (8/26/11) - MySurvey
If you have Swagbucks, tell me what your experience with them has been and what you have "purchased" with your Swagbucks.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Giveaway on Sweeps4Bloggers - Polar Pillow

Giveaway is now closed...

Here is a giveaway you all might want to check out.  Sweeps4Bloggers is giving away a polar pillow.  And this is exactly what it sounds like...a pillow that stays cold when you lay on it - No freezing, batteries or plugging it in required.  In this summer heat, that sounds like paradise.

ARV - $99
Giveaway ends on 7/20/11

Click HERE to enter the giveaway and good luck!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Crest Pro-Health Mouth Wash Review

You don't even know how many mouth washes I have tried that have either...

A --- Burned my mouth
B --- Tasted HORRIBLE or
C --- All of the Above

One mouth wash that I did not have these problems with was Crest Pro-Health Mouth Wash.

  I tried it in Cool Wintergreen (but it also comes in Refreshing Clean Mint) and the taste was actually great.  It was cool and refreshing, and I liked it alot.  Also it is alcohol free so there was no burning sensation, and I could actually keep it in my mouth for the recommended 30 seconds instead of spitting it out after like 10 seconds.

OK, it passes those two tests, but I also like that it protects your teeth in multiple ways.  Crest Pro-Health:
  • Kills Germs
  • Helps Prevent Plaque
  • Helps Prevent Gingivitis
  • Keeps Teeth Cleaner Longer
  • Freshens Breath
  • Has 12-hour protection
You can use this if you are 6 years or older, and all you have to do is after your normal brushing and flossing routine, use 20 ml (4 Tablespoons) of mouth wash for 30 seconds twice a day for healthier teeth.  Easy!

I love Crest Pro-Health Mouth Wash!

It retails for about $4.99 at Walgreens but can be found pretty much at any major store.

I purchased this product.  All opinions are always my own.  This review is specifically on Crest Pro-Health Mouth Wash not any other Crest Product.  Have an Amazing, Awesome Day!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Blast Colt 45 Review

When you are out for the night or at a party, there is usually drinking involved.  When I am in that situation (yes, I am over 21) you probably will hear me say this phrase..."But I'm a girl, I need a girl drink!"

What is a girl drink, you ask?

Well, to me a girl alcoholic drink is something fruity.  It tastes good. And well, if you didn't know better, you might not even know there is alcohol in it.   And if you are a beer drinking, jager bomb drinking woman, I salute you.  But I just can't do it...

I recently tried Colt 45's New Drink "Blast" and it definitely passes the "Girl Drink" Test.

It's a "flavored malt beverage" and I think it tastes great!  It comes in flavors Blueberry Pomegranate, Strawberry Lemonade, Raspberry Watermelon, and Grape.

I have tried the blueberry pomegranate and the raspberry watermelon.  Out of the two, raspberry watermelon is my favorite but blueberry pomegranate was very good as well.  This drink may taste all fruity but it's not a weak drink.  Blast is 12% Alcohol!

It comes in 7 oz. bottles or 23.5 oz cans.  So just a warning, I'm not your mommy but if you drink the 23.5 oz can, this being 12% alcohol, it is nearly equivalent to 5 beers so "Drink Responsibly".

With that being said, what's not to love?  They taste awesome, they are 12% alcohol, and plus, Snoop Dogg endorses them?  All positives in my book. :)

I am over 21 and you should be too if you try this or any alcoholic drink.  I purchased this product.  All opinions are my own.  This review is specifically on Colt 45's Blast not any other Colt 45 product.  Have an Amazing, Awesome Day!!!