Thursday, November 26, 2015

Grandma's Apple Crisp Recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Peel, core, and cut 5 medium apples, place into greased (with shortening) 8x8 baking dish.

In a medium mixing bowl, mix:
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Melt a stick of butter and pour into mixing bowl, mix well.

Pour mixture onto the apples and spread it evenly.

Bake for 35 minutes and let cool.

Serve warm with Vanilla Ice Cream for best results
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Black Friday Coupons

Below is a list of stores that offer additional coupons for their Black Friday sales.Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!


Use Ebates to get cash back on your purchase! 
New members get a $10 gift card once they've spent $25 at any store


  • Barnes & Noble- 30% off 1 item with this in-store coupon or use code BFRIDAY30 
  • Bath & Body Works- Get the 2015 VIP tote filled with goodies for $20 with a $25 purchase, with online code VIP2015. The entire store is Buy 3 Get 3 Free also
  • BonTon- 25% off purchase with in-store coupon or Free shipping no minimum with online code FREESHIP and 25% off with online code DAT25PNOV15
  • Del Sol- 50% off site wide with coupon code WOAH, free shipping with a $35 purchase
  • Disney Store- 20% off with online code THANKS
  • FYE- 20% off 1 item with in-store and online code TGS20
  • Gap- 50% off with online code BLKFRIDAY, discount taken off at register
  • Gymboree- 50% off site wide with free shipping, no code required
  • Kmart- $5 off a $50 purchase with online code KMART5OFF50
  • Kohls- 15% off with online code AMAZING15 or using this in-store coupon, expires Nov 27. Plus get $15 Kohl's cash for every $50 spent 
  • Melissa & Doug- Up to 30% off with online code HOLIDAY2015 or BOGO 50% with code TGBOGO 
  • Milani Cosmetics- 25% off site wide with online code THANKS25, free shipping with $25 orders
  • Sears-  30% off $50 clothing purchase with online code BF2015 or use this in-store coupon Free shipping on purchases $35 and over or if you're a ShopYourWay Max member
  • ToysRUs- Online code BLACKFRIDAY to save on select toys, free shipping with $19 purchases


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Del Sol Black Friday Sale

 Del Sol

Just recently I reviewed Del Sol Color Changing nail polish and had a giveaway that went along with it. Did you enter and not win? Well guess what, from November 27- November 29th you can get 50% off the ENTIRE site with code: WOAH

http://www.delsol.com/


These awesome nail polishes would make great stocking stuffers for young and old, so stock up now while they're at such an amazing price. Check the sale section too, the coupon code says it will work site wide, so you may be able to get some super deals.

http://www.delsol.com/media/wysiwyg/stocking-stuffers.jpg

Free shipping on orders of $35 or more
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

All Organic Detox By Young Leaf Review

I've never done a Detox before, so I made a request to do the All Organic Detox By Young Leaf.
 

Think You Need A Detox?
By doing a Detox, it gives a much needed cleanse to your liver, kidneys, and overall body. Since over time, the toxins can build up and compound, leaving you feeling bloated, tired, or even sick. Having a Healthy Digestive System helps absorb nutrients much more efficiently, and improves physical and mental cognitive functions. Choosing to do an All Organic Detox will ensure that only natural and nutrient rich herbs enter you system, and help support your wellness goals. Which leaves your body feeling healthier, happier, and more vibrant than ever. Do a detox, lose the bloated tummy, and feel great again. Easy + Healthy Morning Ritual. Once a day, in the morning or afternoon.

Ingredients:
Organic Green Tea, Organic Lemon Myrtle, Organic Linden Blossoms, Organic Holy Basil (Tusli), Organic Spearmint, Organic Rose Hips, Organic Ginger Root.

The Benefits Of Their Detox
Cleanse your body, Detoxify, and Lose Weight Safely with all natural support:

• Increase Metabolism
• Suppress Appetite
• Improve Digestion
• Eliminate Buildup Of Toxins
• Anti-Oxidant Properties
• Natural Energy Boost
• Improve Immune Function
• Improve Circulation

When I decide to do something, I don't think of the things I hate, I'm just like Oh, this sounds like a great idea. Like the time I bought a stationary bike, when I hate riding bikes or this time, when I really wanted to do a detox, but really really don't like tea, so poor planning on my part.

I will admit that I only did this detox for 3 days, my friend was letting me use her tea ball at work and when it came time for the weekend, I didn't have one and just kind of forgot about it. While I didn't do this detox for the recommended 2 weeks, I still noticed a few things:

  • You need a tea ball or infuser
  • I hate hot tea...HATE it, so I drank it luke warm.
  • It's loose tea and even in a tea ball, you still get some floaters, so I never drank the last bit
  • The flavor was okay. Smelling it straight out of the bag caused my eyes to water, but the flavor was pretty mild 
  • After the first day my pee was very dark yellow, I think that's a sign of it working?
  • It's exactly 2 weeks worth of tea, in a resealable bag to keep the freshness
The only think I didn't like about this product was that the directions on the bag were vague:

"Take one tablespoon of loose leaf tea and place it into an empty tea bag or tea infuser. Pour boiling water over tea and brew for 5-7 minutes. "

Short and sweet is great, but it didn't say how many times you should take it a day or what the preferred time to take it was (except for don't take it 4 hours before bed). They did send me an email with some frequently asked question in it, which clarified a few things like:

How often should I drink this? Does it have caffeine? 
Answer: Yes, the tea has caffeine because it has some green tea leaves inside of it. The best way to take our tea is in the morning or afternoon, as a "pick me up" or a pre-workout to get your day going. Avoid taking the tea 4 hours prior to sleep, because it may keep you awake.

Then on their Amazon page it said to use it once a day, but someone shouldn't have to dig to find the recommended usage of a product, so I think Young Leaf should really think about putting on the bag.

Would I recommend this, yes if you like tea. I believe that if I kept to it, I would've noticed a difference. The tea ball I ordered just came yesterday, so I'll give it a try again

Purchase 2 or more and get 15% off with code TEABUDDY

I received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review, my opinions are my own.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Color-changing Nail Polish Review



 I requested to review Color-changing Nail Polish by Del Sol because I thought it'd be a great addition to my 50+ nail polish collection. The colors I chose were Graffiti and Bad to the Bone.



These nail polishes start off clear with confetti glitter shards, then change color when exposed to sunlight. Sadly I don't have any personal pictures of this effect because it's late fall in Vermont and the sun is a rarity, it only seems to come out when I'm on break at work and by then my nail polish is all chipped. BUT, they most definitely work and just the clear with glitter is still very nice.

I recommend these polishes by Del Sol because they are just neat and would make great stocking stuffers. I can't wait until this summer where I can use them to their full potential.

Use the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win some Del Sol Color-Changing Nail Polish of your own!


a Rafflecopter giveaway
I received these products free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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Holiday Gift Card Deals

Listed below are companies that offer deals when you buy a certain amount in gift cards. I do at least one of these during the holidays if I don't know what to get someone, I like to get the most bang for my buck

I will post more as they become available.

  • American Express: 100% off purchase fees with code: NOV2CAS
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a bonus card worth up to $100
  • Children's Place: Purchase $40 in gift cards and get a $10 coupon
  • Chili's: Purchase a Chili's Gift Card or eGift Card of $50 or greater and receive FREE $10 eBonus Card.
  • McDonald's: Purchase $25 in gift cards get a free 10 pc chicken nugget
  • Moe's: Purchase $25 in gift cards, get a $5 card
  • Red Lobster: Buy $50 in gift cards and get either a free appetizer or a $10 off coupon


 Don't forget, you can split gift cards up. For example if you need to buy $50 in gift cards to receive the bonus, you can get 5 $10 cards or however else you want to split them




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Tidy Globe Car Trash Bag Review

I requested to review the Tidy Globe Car Trash Bag because my car is just a mess. I have a 5 year old daughter (enough said, right?), crumpled up receipts, junk mail, etc. It seems like I can pick up my car weekly, then less then a few days later, it looks like a mini tornado tore through it. Below is a picture of my before trash bag, and as you can also see, the floor is still littered.



Features 
- Made from STRONG DURABLE 600D polyester materials
- Adjustable headrest strap - Adjustable bottom hook strap
- Thick waterproof and leakprook inner PVC lining
- Top velcro closure



 Review
 My opinion of this product is that it's great and I would recommend it to my readers. Here's why:
  • It's big enough for all the little pieces of trash that accumulate in my car 
  • VERY easy to install. I lifted the head rest up, clicked the snaps together, and stretched the hook down under my seat. 
  • It fits perfectly behind my seat
  • The side and front pockets are a big bonus, I can easily keep snacks or mail that I don't want to throw away in there.
  • The PVC lining will be easy to wipe down, if something sticky or spills inside. It also makes it so that you can use it as a cooler!
  • The top closes, if something stinky gets put inside or if you wanted to use it as a cooler
  • There's a LIFETIME warranty on this product!


I received this product at a heavily reduced price, in exchange for my honest feedback. My opinions are my own.
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Disney Personalized Fleece Blanket

Get a Disney personalized fleece blanket for $10 
with code FREEPZ at checkout, shipping is $4.95. 
This offer ends on Sunday!




 These make great gifts, I bought one for my daughter 2 years ago and she loves it.

Use Ebates and get 3% cash back, New members get a $10 gift card
 
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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Annie's Homegrown Soup, Star Pasta and Chicken Review


 In my Comfort Voxbox from Influenster I received a box of Annie's Homegrown Soup, in Star Pasta and Chicken flavor.

I love that the box was so easy to open, you just flip the ears up and rip along the perforated lines; it pours easily into a bowl. NOTE: The box states that you should NOT heat the soup in the box!

It has 2 servings per container, so it's perfect for sharing on a cold or not feeling so well day.

The taste was fantastic and I usually don't like soup. The only thing that I didn't like was the chicken, I think it detracted from the soup, it was chewy and flavorless, but at least they were tiny pieces.



I would recommend this to someone who likes chicken noodle soup. The other Annie's Homegrown Soup I'd like to try would be the Creamy Tomato and Bunny Pasta, I bet it would taste great with a grilled cheese.


I received this product free of charge to try and give an honest review, my opinions are my own.
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Cash Back with Ebates!

http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=1Si2AErHHP9ma5NJgggh9Q%3D%3D&eeid=26471

Shopping online this holiday season? Do yourself a favor and shop through Ebates. Ebates is a cash back program, just log-in or sign up, type in the name of the store you want to shop at (1,200 participating stores), and click Shop Now.


After clicking Shop Now, you will be redirected to the store you want with a tracking number (you do NOT need to write this down, it will be store by Ebates). If you purchase anything at that store, within a week or so you'll receive a certain percentage of cash back added to your account.

Didn't get your payment, but received your order? Go to Customer Care at the bottom of the page and click Where's My Cash, copy and paste your order with the appropriate info, and you'll receive your cash back within a day or two. Please note, if you choose in-store pickup you will not get cash back.



Every quarter, if you've made $5 in cash back, Ebates will send you a Big Fat Payment. Since I joined in 2010, I've earned almost $600 in cash back!


New Ebates members will receive a special sign up bonus, once they've spent at least $25 at any store (combined I believe).






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Somnis Sleep Aid Review


My husband has terrible sleep issues, he either can't get to bed until early morning hours or gets up multiple (10+) times a night. I've bought him plain Melatonin, sleep snacks, sleep "shots" (opposite of 5 hr energy), but nothing seems to work, so I requested to review Somnis and was approved.

After taking them for a few nights, he noted:
  • There's no bad smell or taste
  • He would have to take 2-3 capsules before he went to bed, which did in fact help him sleep well and through the night
  • There's not only Melatonin in these capsules, but also L Tryptophen, which is the chemical found in turkey that makes you sleepy

Overall, my husband said that he would recommend them to people, in fact he has already given some to his father (who also has sleep issues) to try. The key point I like though, is that they are non habit forming and natural.

Product information:

Somnis is safe and side effect free! It's manufactured using all-natural ingredients, like melatonin and GABA, along with a few other ingredients (every ingredient in Sommis has been proven to improve your sleep schedule in some way), that are non-habit forming to promote a healthy sleep cycle. You’ll fall asleep easily without any harsh, addictive, side effects of prescription drugs.



I received this product free of charge, in exchange for an honest review
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Friday, November 6, 2015

Veterans Day Freebies 2015


Veterans Day 

November 11, 2015 
Thank you to all those who have served 



Here's a list of Veterans Day Freebies, feel free to pass it on. ALL offers are valid ON November 11, unless stated. Be sure to bring in proof of service (DD214, military ID, VA card).

  • Applebee's: Free lunch, choose 1 of 7 entrees
  • Bar Louie: Free meal up to $12, Nov. 10 &11
  • Bob Evans: Free breakfast 
  • Bonanza Steakhouse: Free buffet, 4pm-close
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu when you dine-in.
  • Carraba's: Free appetizer
  • Chilis: Free meal, choose from 9 entrees
  • Cracker Barrel: Free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca Cola Cake
  • Denny's: Free build your own Grand Slam breakfast from 5am - noon
  • Einstein Bros: Free coffee
  • Friendly's: Free Veterans Day breakfast, lunch, or dinner (dine-in only)
  • Golden Corral: Free meal and beverage from 5-9pm 
  • Hooters: Free meal 
  • IHOP: Free stack of Red, White and Blue Pancakes from 7 am-7pm
  • Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and small coffee
  • Little Ceaser's: Free pizza or hot and ready lunch combo from 11am-2pm
  • Longhorn Steakhouse: Free Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage
  • McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurants: Free lunch or dinner, from a special menu
  • Menchie's: Free 6 oz. cup of frozen yogurt
  • O'Charley's: Free "$9.99er" meal
  • Olive Garden: Free entree, all those dining with a veteran will receive 10% off their bill
  • On the Border: Free create your own combo
  • Orange Leaf: Free cup of froyo up to 11oz
  • Outback Steak House: Free blooming and beverage 
  • Price Chopper: all Active Duty & Veterans to enjoy a FREE 12oz. coffee and donut
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse: Free buffet, 4pm-close
  • Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert
  • Red Robin: Free Red Tavern's Double and Bottomless Steak Fries 
  • Ruby Tuesday: Free appetizer
  • Shoney's: Free All American Burger
  • Starbucks: Free tall coffee
  • Steak n Shake: Free breakfast skillet and coffee from 6am-11am
  • Texas Roadhouse: Free lunch and beverage, choose 1 of 10 entrees
  • TGI Fridays: Free 11am-2pm
  • Tim Horton's: Free donut
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill: Free entrée or individual pizza with an entrée or pizza purchase of equal or greater value
  • Weinerschnitzel: Free Chili Dog and a small Pepsi
  • White Castle: Free slider and drink 

  • Great Clips: Free haircut

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Omega-3 Supreme Review


Guest Post:

My friend was interested in trying Omega-3 supplements to see if it would help with the joint issues she suffers from, so I requested some on her behalf.
Omega-3 Supreme Fish Oil 1400 mg For Brain and Heart Health. MSC Certified +75% Omega-3s 1050 mg, 644/336, NO Fish-Burps & Improved Absorption | Molecular Distilled, Mercury/PCB/Toxin Tested (180 ct)

Here's what she said about it:


What I liked about this product was that it was easy to swallow, and did not upset my stomach at all or give me "fishy burps" or bad breath. I haven't taken the product long enough to notice an overall change in health, but I have hope that I will, in time, notice all the amazing benefits throughout my body. 

I was very please with the detailed information as well on the packaging for this product, very informative, especially if someone has never taken fish oil or omega 3's before, well done. 

What I didn't like about this product, was that it did smell quite terrible, as soon as I opened the bottle it was quite strong.

General Information:

○ Highly concentrated and pure, pharmaceutical grade (above 75% Omega-3)
○ 644/336 EPA/DHA levels (Meeting GOED standards).
○ Fish Oil concentrate made from IFOS 5-star certified fish oils (raw material).
○ Contains the minimum recommended 1,000 mg (1g) of Omega-3s per serving.
○ Sourced from wild Alaskan caught Pollock. Sustainable and certified operation by MSC.
○ USA Manufactured and laboratory tested in FDA, GMP, NSF certified facilities.
○ Molecularly distilled, clean refined and tested. ○ Easy to swallow soft gelatin capsules.
○ Enteric coated for max absorption and no fish burps. 

The recommended dosage of Omega-3s daily is at least 1000 mg (for pregnant women, it is even more crucial to get adequat daily doses). Omega-3 Supreme fish oil contains 1050 mg of Omega 3 per (2 softgels) serving.

Taking too much Omega-3 can have harmful effects, for example: increased bleeding risk, higher LDL/bad  cholesterol, blood sugar control problems, and a "fishy" odor.

Satisfied customers say it over and over, take the pill at the same time(s) every day. Inconsistently taking this supplement will not reach the same potential, your body needs routine in order to properly put the nutrients to use.

By eating a diet rich in fatty acid containing fish can lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. Some studies show there is a proven link that EPA and DHA reduces inflammation from arthritis conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis.


I was given this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Enfamil Family Beginnings- Free Gifts #Ad

Let Enfamil® help you nourish milestones. Join Enfamil Family Beginnings. You'll get trusted advice for every stage of your baby's development, plus discounts on Enfamil products, free samples and goodies, such as an Enfamil Pack 'n Cool™. This offer is intended for U.S. residents only.


Must be under 45 and have a less than 1 year old baby at home, or a baby expected in the next 9 months.
 
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18" Copy Cat American Girl Doll from Target: $14.99!

Hurry over to Target's website and get an 18" Our Generation Doll (American Girl copy cat version) for only $14.99 with FREE shipping!



Use coupon code: BESTGIFT at checkout for 25% off ANY toy, sports, or arts/crafts item. Plus Target will have FREE shipping until December 25th.


Shop through Ebates and get 1.5% cash back, new members will get a sign on bonus once they've spent $25 at any of the 1,200 participating online stores (Walmart, Target, Amazon, Kohl's, Kmart, etc.)

http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=1Si2AErHHP9ma5NJgggh9Q%3D%3D&eeid=26471
To use Ebates, just sign up or log in. Type in the name of the store you want to shop at and click Shop Now, it will redirect you to that store with a tracking number and that's it, you'll receive your cash back once your item has been shipped (sometimes a few days longer).

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