Archives for December 2016


DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for this review.


The Sutra Beauty Ionic Heat Brush is the newest member of the Sutra Beauty Family, and a fast new way to straighten your hair!!

If you’re up and out in the morning it’s a total timesaver, and you will wonder how you managed without it!!  It does a great job, in half the time of a traditional flat iron straightening!! [Read more…]


DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for this review.

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Hershey Kisses were first introduced in 1907. It is believed that the candy was named Kisses because of the sound and motion made by machine while depositing the chocolate. At first, the Hershey Kisses were wrapped by hand, but in 1921, a machine was made so the Kisses would be wrapped automatically!!

Fast Forward 95 years later to 2016!!  Hershey’s Kisses are STILL around, and they come with fun and festive Christmas wrappers like Santa Hats, “Kissmas” Gift, “Kissmas” Tree and “Kissmas” Sweater!    They’re perfect for yourself or for sharing, and their classic milk chocolate taste is sure to please almost everyone!!

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I love Hershey chocolate.  We only live a couple of hours away from Hershey, PA, and have visited the park and Chocolate Factory many times!!  I love taking the factory tour and getting fresh chocolate to sample at the end!!  I could spend countless hours in their gift shop!!  It is truly one of the largest gift shops I’ve ever seen!!   [Read more…]


DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for this review.

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Take your morning coffee experience to a new level with the Ninja Coffee Bar!!  This is the coffee maker  I have been waiting my entire life for!!   Whether it’s a traditional cup of hot coffee or a nice mug of iced that I’m craving, this pod-free system gives me the perfect cup every time!!!

I have been a heavy coffee drinker through the years!!  In fact, coffee has been my drink of choice for many, many years now.  I have used a lot of coffee makers over the past 30 or so years, and I have been using a pod system for about five years now.  I am also the first to admit that I am a total coffee snob, and at first  I wasn’t too sure how I would feel about this traditional sort of coffee maker!!  


I liked the way it looked when I unpacked it.  It was a bit larger than my old coffee maker, but also rather impressive looking!!  It’s hard to believe something like this actually exists for home use!!  

I thought it was pretty cool that the Ninja Coffee Bar gave me 4 coffee brewing options:

  • Classic 
  • Rich 
  • Over Ice
  • Specialty Drinks

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.
It’s amazing how many people were Christmas shopping this weekend!!  EVERYWHERE was super busy!!  Sometimes it’s hard to get out on weekdays, and weekends are entirely too crowded so I’ve resorted to doing a lot of online shopping!! It seems like every year I buy more and more of my presents online!!  It’s so much easier and less stressful.
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I love finding great deals, and ALWAYS feel better about my purchases when I use a coupon!!  It seems like it’s easier to use coupons when you shop online as opposed to the store!!  I ALWAYS search for coupon codes and NEVER shop without them!!  I ALWAYS try to get free shipping, too!!    Groupon coupons is my first stop when online shopping!!  Of course you can save money on attractions and events, but  with over 11,250 merchants and 81,000+ coupons, it’s not too hard to find a smoking hot coupon deal on just about anything under the sun!  Their coupons are verified and tested by users just like you, so you know they’ll work!!
Whether I’m shopping for the hottest trends for my daughters at  Last Call by Neiman Marcus  or looking for clothing, accessories or gifts at Coldwater Creek, it seems like I always find the perfect coupon on Groupon Coupons to fit my shopping needs!!
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The top coupons are listed on their home page, and they have an easy to use search feature if you don’t see the merchant you’re looking for!!    It’s totally free to use this service, and just a few minutes and clicks can save you a bundle!!

Free Yourself From Pointless Spending: Money Does Not Come For Free

With the ever increasing cost of life, it is easy to understand why so many families consider the option of taking one or several personal loans at the risk of not being able to pay it back. However, a loan is not always the best solution. Sometimes, all you need to get ahead of your finances is a change of lifestyle to refocus on what matters and ditch all the superficial layers of costs that could be avoided. So, how do you make the difference between smart spending and wasting money?

Energy Is An Essential Cost But It Is Run By A Wasting Society

The cost of electricity often appears like an inevitable sword of Damocles for many households that believe that nothing can be made to improve their bills. In truth, this is the opposite that happens: Because people do nothing to improve their lifestyle, the bills go worse as the electricity rates increase. You may be paying for wasted energy without even knowing it: For example, if your fridge or freezer has large empty spaces, this will cost more to keep your food cool than if all the shelves were full. Additionally, if you have a tendency to leave your phone charger plugged in, you will be interested in learning that 95% of energy costs for chargers are wasted costs that occur when the charger is left plugged to the wall. These are simple changes that you can start making, day after day. Besides, the energy market is highly competitive. Consequently it is likely that the rates you are being charged today might not be the lowest on the market anymore. Do make sure to regularly compare electricity rates and get in touch with the most competitive provider for your area.

Can You Save On Food With Smart Shopping And Prep?

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The majority of adults rely on local fast food restaurants and coffee shops for their everyday lunch at work. Indeed, it may sound like an easy solution, especially if the town is full with delicious options. However, this engenders a monthly cost that cannot be ignored, even more if you combine it to the cost of food waste that occurs when households have to get rid of the food that has gone bad. Consequently, while it may seem like a pointless exercise, preparing your lunch boxes in advance can become a money-saving habit in the long term. Naturally, as you prepare more often, you’ll get more used to it and it will soon cost you no time at all.

If Remote Work Is An Option, Take It

The costs associated with working in an office in the traditional way, which means by being physically there every day, are more significant than you care to calculate. Think about the cost of commuting to work, the wear and tear of your vehicle if you drive, the parking fees, the office wear wardrobe, bought lunches, etc. While these cost are unavoidable if you choose to work in an office, they disappear as soon as you embrace the remote work option. For many employees, remote work is a valuable saving in their household budget, especially if you remember that electricity and appliances costs related to your work can be deduced from your taxes. Book an appointment with your HR manager to discuss your options.

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For More than 85 years Hartz has been providing Exceptional Pet Care Products – your Cat will LOVE these items!!

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For more than 85 years Hartz has been solely focused in delivering exceptional pet care product for consumers so you can be sure you’re getting the best money can buy when you select their products!!  If you’re looking for some fun things to pick up that your cat will absolutely love, look no farther than Hartz!!


cattoy HARTZ Just for Cats Catnipped Filled Twirl & Whirl is a super cute and fun interactive toy that will provide HOURS of entertainment and enjoyment for your favorite furry feline friend!!  Tease your furbaby as you watch her jump, twirl and whirl around as she swats at this catnip filled toy!!   [Read more…]


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EVERY SINGLE TIME the doorbell rings, Zoey & Chloe think it’s for them!!  It doesn’t matter if it’s the mailman, the brown truck, the “other one” or the little yellow van, they INSIST every ring of the doorbell is for them!!  I don’t think the delivery people’s OWN PETS get as excited to see them as my girls do!!   I think they think EVERY PACKAGE is a Pawty just waiting to happen, so imagine how excited they got when we received a Surprise Pawty box in the mail!!

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Surprise Pawty is a monthly subscription box for your dog(s) that is delivered directly to your doorstep every month, with appropriate seasonal products!!    Each Pawty Box contains 5-6 premium items that are put together specially by  expert Pawty Planners.  The boxes contain toys, treats, accessories and essentials that any dog will absolutely love!!   [Read more…]

Beat The Last Minute Shopping Stress This Christmas

The holiday season is almost there, and you’ve suddenly realized, with an increasing sense of horror, that you are far behind where you should be with your Christmas shopping. Don’t blame yourself: Life sometimes gets in the way. There is still time to get things right and to put a smile on everyone’s faces with a bit of clever shopping. All you need to do is to pick among the list the personality that best matches the friend, relative, or partner you want to spoil for Christmas.

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For Regular Travelers: Ease The Admin Nightmare For Them

If you have that friend who gets itchy feet as soon as he or she stays for more than a few days at the same place, then the best way to keep them satisfied is to support their love for travel. There are a few services, such as, that allow travelers to speed through screening lines at the airport, cutting the security check to a mere five minutes or so. This is a gift that, you know, they will welcome: Less stress guaranteed! These services are designed to make the administrative part of traveling a little less frustrating, making sure that your cherished traveler can get to his or her destination feeling relaxed and rested.

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3 Hacks For Giving Your Income The Boost That It Needs

Each year the cost of living increases, meaning that for many of us, our incomes don’t cover all of our living expenses. Without adequate funds in our bank accounts, the world can be a scary place. Not being able to pay the bills or cover other living expenses, such as the cost of buying food for your family, is scary. The first step to cutting costs is, of course, budgeting. However, if budgeting doesn’t help to improve your financial situation, then you need to get a little more creative with how you are managing your finances.

With that in mind, below are three hacks for giving your income that boost it needs. Take note of these hacks and implement them, and they can help you to start getting your finances back on track.

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  1. Sell anything that you no longer need

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Some celebrities have the youngest, most beautiful looking skin.  It looks so soft, smooth and young, and you wonder what they do to make themselves look so fabulous all the time!!   Of course they undergo a bunch of crazy procedures and quite the expense to achieve that look!!  Now YOU, too, can achieve that high-glam look in the comfort of your own home!!   Introducing ~ DERMAFLASH!!  DERMAFLASH helps you achieve dermaplaning results from home.  (Dermaplaning is an expensive exfoliation procedure available at medical spas or doctor’s offices.) [Read more…]