Friday, July 18, 2014

Cottonelle's Summer Clean Care

 
"Experience that summertime clean!"
 
 
 
One of the most popular places people love to visit during this nice sunshine weather is, without question, the beach! Cottonelle comes to the rescue with Cottonelle Fresh Care flushable cleaning cloths. For many obvious reasons, this will become very useful. Flushable Cleaning Cloths break up after flushing so no worries about future backups. This fact does not apply to some of their competitor brands. With these cloths on-the-go experience no embarrassing trips to stalls without toilet paper. 
 
The cleaning cloths will also help you cool off in the heat too. It contains aloe and vitamin E. Also, cloths are alcohol-free!
 
 
I know us ladies have enough products in our purse/totes but these wipes come in neat thin packaging. It will definitely come in handy. A must have for this summer!
 
Trust Cottonelle toilet paper with their cloth-like feel. Compared to other brands this one is preferred in my house. Now in 4 double rolls = 8 regular rolls!
 
 
Also available is the Cottonelle Fresh Care flushable cleaning cloths dispenser. Not only in travel size but in a larger quantity. Pick up one today and get creative. The dispenser is your canvas :)
 
'Like' Cottonelle on Facebook. They offer printable coupons!
 
 
 
(Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample from Crowdtap for review. All opinions are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ozeri Epicurean Digital Kitchen Scale

 
"Modern & chic, the design is an elegant piece for your kitchen."
 
 
 
This Ozeri Digital Kitchen Scale is ready to use straight out of the box. Its a user friendly piece that even greets you with "Hi User", which was a nice touch. Its made with Tempered glass which means its about four times stronger than an ordinary glass piece. It will not break into sharp shards if it should ever fall (Whew, that's a scary image). Crafted with safety in mind! I've never owned a digital scale before and I was surprised how nice this one looked in person. Loving the 'mirror' styled effect this device gives off. 
 
 
I recently used this scale to make quarter pound burgers for my Burger Bash party. The numbers are large and easy to read on the LCD screen once you place your food on the scale. You have grams & ounce weight selections. There are only two touch buttons. Using this scale is made simple. Included are 4 AAA batteries. The scale will read 'Lo' when the batteries will need to be replaced. Replacing batteries is made easy with no screwdriver required access.
 
A neat feature that this scale provides is the Tare feature. If your using a bowl or plate you can actually subtract the weight to determine the ingredients being weighted. The capacity of this scale is 5000g/176oz/11lbs. That's more than enough max weight for the average family meal.
 
I have so many recipes to try now that I have my new Ozeri Digital Scale! My husband recently went on a diet plan so he is excited about using this scale to portion his meals too! I highly recommend. 5/5

You can purchase this scale on sale for $34.95 on Amazon.
Be sure to"'Like" Ozeri on Facebook!
 
Remember to keep electronics away from the scale that can cause electromagnetic interference such as cell phones :)
 
 
(Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample from Ozeri for review. All opinions are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)

McCormick Grill Mates Burger Bash

"Happy Grillin' with McCormick Grill Mates!"
 
 
Its that time of the year again.  Nice summer sun, fun water activities, and a great time to socialize while eating tasty foods. So bring out your grills (in my case I need to buy a new one :) ) Time to get our grill on!
 
One of my favorite types of foods to grill are burgers so I was super excited to try out these 3 selective seasonings and spices to create three types of burgers. The Grill Mates Classic Burger, Applewood BBQ Burger, and Mushroom & Onion Cheeseburger.
 
 
Included was extra steak sauces & spices to create Grill Mates steaks which I will definitely have to try out another weekend!
 
 
First we had to prepare the meat mixture. Simply mix 1lb of ground beef and Seasoning Mix until well blended. Shape into patties. For the Mushroom & Onion Cheeseburger you need to heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and onion; cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Set side.
 
I made 4 patties of the Applewood BBQ Burger.
 
 
I made 3 patties of the Mushroom & Onion Burger.

 
I knew this one would be a hit with the kiddos so I made 6 patties of the Grill Mates Classic Burger.

 
The meats are prepared so now the fun part... Now to get my flippin' on!
 
 
Looking good, almost done...
 
 
Of course cooking burgers is not complete until you combo them with potato fries! Also added Mac & Cheese as a side too!
 
 
With the added cheese, pickles, lettuce, & ketchup. Now its time to eat!
 
Everyone loved the Classic Burger. It was full of flavor. You could taste the seasoning with every bite! Another hit was the Applewood Burger. I personally loved this one. Great blend of spices and sweetness. The Mushroom & Onion Cheeseburger was good as well I do not prefer mushrooms & onions so the men enjoyed this one.
No left overs, it was all gone in a flash and the kids were back at playing :)
 
Simply easy to make and I will be using McCormick Grill Mates again in the near future! There are more recipes from McCormick Grill Mates to try out.
 
How often do you grill in the summertime?
 
 
(Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample from Crowdtap for review. All opinions are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)
 


Friday, June 20, 2014

Cat: Litter Genie

 
"Easy to use and makes litter box cleaning simpler."
 
 
Recently I took in another cat from a relative who was moving into an apartment. So I welcomed little one-year-old Lu-Lu into a family of three other cats. Of course I was expecting the territorial "What are you doing in my house" perspective from the cats resulting in the occasional hissing. What I wasn't expecting is how much of a difference it would cause for the litter box. I know you should have multiple litter boxes with multiple cats but I like to stick to one messy box to clean. Cleaning out the litter box can be such a chore it seems. I researched a bit on toilet training (now THAT would be so much easier and a money saver in the long run) but it didn't pan out too well. My cats prefer the old fashioned digging their paws in the litter (while flinging surprises outside the box too) and leaving their business to clean up afterwards. 
Now what else can I try...
 
Crowdtap offered me a great opportunity to sample the Litter Genie. Just what I needed! Upon arrival and taking it out of the box my husband asked "Are we having a baby?"
The design does seem to work similar to the Diaper Genie. Both having the same purpose: easily disposable and to prevent smelly odors.
 
 
 The Litter Genie is a plastic compact pail that stands at 9.5" in length, 8.5" in width, and 17" in height. Here is a helpful demonstrational video on how to set it up. 
 
 
Included with the Litter Genie is one refill, scooper, & scooper holder. The standard refill has 14 ft. of foil. One refill should last two months (based on having one cat) and a new one should be replaced when you see the black line on the film. The refills are $14.99 for a 2-pack at Target (on-line price). If you buy in bulk you can find good deals on Amazon.
 
Here are the steps: Pull the refill's plastic tab and remove the outer rim. (Kind of like how you open liquid drinks.) Pull about one foot of the plastic film out of the refill. Then push down the film through the center of the rim and tie a knot at the bottom. Open the lid and funnel and sit the refill on top of the unit. Pull the handle and push the film through the pail. Close the funnel and close the lid. Now you're all set and ready to go!
 

 
No more grabbing a store bag and having to take it to the garage everyday. Now I can just scoop and close the lid. Simple. And I'm all about making everyday things simple when I have so much to do! When the bag is full and ready to dispose just use cut the bag where the "cutter" tab is located, tie the bag and toss it. Repeat the step to pull the plastic one foot and re-tie the film.
 
Now no embarrassing odors when you have expected or unexpected guests! The Litter Genie is available at stores like Target, Amazon, and Pet Smart to name a few. I recently had a $5 off coupon that I received in the newspaper and if you go to their website www.thelittergenie.com you can share to receive coupons as well.
 
 
 The refill cartridge is recyclable.  Don't forget to recycle :)
 
 
(Disclaimer: I was provided free sample from Crowdtap for review. All opinions are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)
 



Friday, May 23, 2014

eShakti - Customize from sizes 0-36W!

 
"Beautiful dress. Fits comfortably with high quality material!"
 
 
 
eShakti (pronounced e-shack-tee) is a women's apparel on-line store that customizes clothing to fit to your comfort. It's the only on-line apparel store offering sizes 0-36W.
 
So many great picks to choose from in their store! The dress I chose was the Stitched Pleat A-Line Dress. Its not secret that I LOVE floral dresses. This was a definite must-have for my closet (it won't stay in there for long.). One of the neat features about eShakti is that you can customize the neckline, sleeve type, tunic length, and you can even remove pockets if you do not want them. For my pick I changed the 'boat neck' front to a 'split scoop' neckline. I LOVE the 'scoop neck' style and was excited to be able to customize to my preference! I also changed the length to 'above the knee'. You have the option to customize the measurement from neck to toe. I decided to ordered their standard Medium/10. This dress definitely stands out from other dresses I own. The seams look great. You can really tell they put care into constructing the clothing.
 
 
The back of the dress features a split V which looks lovely. I'm very impressed on how flattering this dress is in person. Their clothing is perfect for special occasions like weddings, family gatherings, and ladies' night out!
 
 
 
I placed my order and the dress was made to my liking within 2 weeks. I received the dress only a few days afterwards. Fast shipping! Register today and get a $25 Gift Coupon! Add some unique selections to your wardrobe with fun ruffles, detailed embroidery, full skirts, decorative tops, and more! 
 
http://www.eshakti.com/default.aspx
 
 
Free customization on all first-time orders! After that its $7.50 per order. Ships to the USA & Canada. eShakti offers hassle-free returns. Explore the possibilities and take advantage of customizing dresses made just for YOU
 
"Like" eShakti on Facebook. Follow on Pinterest.

What's your favorite style of clothing? 

 
(Declaimer: I was provided a free sample from eShakti for review. All opinions are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)

Ozeri Double-Wall Thermo Glasses


"Great quality glasses. Love the design!"

 
 
Tired of warming up drinks in the microwave and having to touch a hot glass? Hot chocolate is made easier with Ozeri Double-Wall Thermo Glasses! You can even use them for hot coffee too! Whatever you choose, I'm sure this will be a welcoming feature. These glasses are made of heat and shatter resistant, borosilicate glass. Loving the chic look and that they feel so light weight!
 
 

 
These glasses don't leave those annoying circles from the condensation. Drink easy outside on your glass table or inside on your dining table. Great for when you have guests or kids come over and you don't have to worry about coasters! A relief for me :) Also, I've never had a drinking glass with a dip in the middle. I find it rather easy to grip.
 
These are microwave safe, freezer safe, and oven safe. I have only tried the glasses in the microwave and have had no problems. I hand wash my dishes so I do not know how well it works in the dishwasher. Listed on Amazon as dishwasher safe! 
 
Make your hot and cold experiences easy to handle with Ozeri! You can purchase a set of 2 of these glasses on sale on Amazon for a low price of $19.95. Highly recommended.
 
Be sure to "Like" Ozeri on Facebook.
 
 
 
(Disclaimer: I was provided with a free sample from Ozeri for review. All opinions are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)