Archives for November 2017


DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for this review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The Beau Gâchis 7 Piece Professional Makeup Brush Set With Leather Storage Case is a 7-piece brush set that comes in a beautiful leather storage case.  The brushes can be kept in the case to protect them and keep them at their finest!!

I have used a lot of makeup brushes through the years.  I use brushes for EVERYTHING from foundation to powder to eye products!! 



Here are some of the things I especially liked about the Beau Gachis set: [Read more…]

The Kuma Knife and Sharpener Should be in Everyone’s Kitchen!!

DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for this review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

If you do a lot of carving, chopping and slicing, check out Kuma Knives.   

The 8″ Kuma Chef’s Knife!!  It’s one of the sharpest knives I’ve ever owned, and it’s perfect for just about everything!!   This lightweight knife is sharper than you could ever imagine.  It effortlessly glides through fruits, vegetables, meats and MORE.  I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I just love it!!  I find myself reaching for it every day now when I cook dinner.  

This Japanese-inspired knife is perfect for slicing, dicing, chopping and carving.  I love slicing things extremely thin, and the Kuma knife made it super easy to do so!!  It was perfect for cutting french fries, and awesome for chopping onions, lettuce and especially tomato ~  for once it held its shape perfectly and wasn’t all smushy!!

I enjoy cooking tremendously, and I especially love cool kitchen gadgets and tools.  It’s also important to me to have the proper “tools of the trade” when I am cooking, and the Kuma knife helps make meal preparation easy and fun!!  It is probably the best knife I’ve ever used in my 28 years of marriage!!!!! [Read more…]

5 Natural Dog Treats Every Dog Owner Needs to Know

It is not unusual for dog owners to be concerned about the food and treats available commercially for dogs. Many companies use a lot of chemicals and things to create dog food and this worries a lot of owners. Many have decided to start making their own food and treats. Here are some great ideas to use when making your own dog treats at home.

Before making any food for your dog, make sure to do research to find out what foods you can feed them. There are some very common human foods that you absolutely cannot feed to dogs. Some such foods include chocolate, macadamia nuts, avocado, grapes and raisins, garlic, among several others.

  1. Apple Cinnamon Dog Cookies

One recipe you could try for your pups is apple cinnamon dog cookies. For this recipe you would need water, barley flour, cinnamon, and apple puree. You mix it up into a dough and then roll it out like you would traditional sugar cookies. Use a cookie cutter of your choice, maybe a bone or a mouse, and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake them for 25 minutes, let them cool, and you’ll have a fun, delicious treat.

  1. Honey-Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies

For this recipe you need water, plain applesauce, an egg, brown rice flour, rolled oats, creamy peanut butter and honey. Mix all the ingredients together and then pinch off small pieces and roll them into a ball. Place them on a cookie sheet and flatten them slightly. This will make sure they don’t spread too much when baking. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool before giving one to your dog. [Read more…]

Peanuts Christmas Prize Pack Giveaway ~ Ends 12/6/17


Peanuts has been around since the 1950’s so it’s no surprise Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends are loved by many of us!!

The Peanuts Gang is one group that know how to do Christmas right!!

This Christmas, we are offering you the chance to celebrate with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the entire Peanuts Gang.
Here are a few of our favorite items available this holiday season.

Hallmark Peanuts Holiday itty bittys Set

Outfitted for Christmas in holiday editions of the beloved characters, this Peanuts itty bittys set serves as the perfect seasonal display or stocking stuffer. You can also take Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Woodstock out to play with this fun-filled carrier shaped like the beloved beagle’s doghouse. As an added bonus, Hallmark will donate $1.00 to Toys for Tots each time one of your readers buys a Peanuts Holiday itty bitty on their own. SRP: $32.75 for the whole set or $6.95 individually.
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Holiday Cornucopia of Health Vitamin Pack Giveaway (6-Pack, arv $95) – Ends 12/6/17


Sponsored by Superior Source and Hosted by It’s Free at Last

Vitamins and supplements taken on a regular basis can help improve the way you feel! Superior Source Vitamins are the leader of the pack!!

About Super Source Vitamins

Superior Source Vitamins are MicroLingual® – “Under the Tongue Technology”. They work fast and are quickly absorbed into the body, dissolving in seconds – NO pills to swallow! Supplements that are swallowed lose as much as 50% of the potency in the high acid environment of the stomach.

  • No pills to swallow
  • GMO FREE and Sugar FREE
  • 90% smaller than regular vitamins
  • No chemical binders or fillers

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Powered by Mom’s SweetFlexx Leggings Giveaway

Open to US Only – Ends 12/06

SweetFlexx Leggings Giveaway

Sponsored by: SweetFlexx Hosted by: Powered by Mom

Leggings are very popular right now!!  I practically live in them!!  

Whether you’re working out, doing stuff around the house or running errands they’re super comfortable, but there are so many different brands to choose from nowadays!!  

Check out SweetFlexx!!

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Women’s Bean Project Sample Gift Basket Giveaway ~ Ends 12/1/17

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Women’s Bean Project Sample Gift Basket Giveaway

Open to US Only – Ends 12/1

Sponsored by: Women’s Bean Project Hosted by: Powered by Mom

Our friends over at the Women’s Bean Project is sponsoring a giveaway for Powered by Mom’s readers! This sampler gift basket is full of soup mixes, scone mix, tea mix, spices, and so much more! Not only does it makes the perfect gift for any occasion, their mission as a business is to empower and employ women.
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DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for this review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Pet Me is a supercute STEM game by Logic Roots!!  Pet Me combines animals and math and makes learning fun!!

It is for 2-4 players and is recommended for ages 8 and up or grades 3 and up, but as long as you know how to count, it’s pretty easy to play!! 

Kids will love walking around the park, finding cute cuddly kittens, playful dogs and colorful little birds, petting them, adopting them, feeding them,  using division as they go, and winning hearts as they play!!   

Pet Me helps develop and reinforce these important math skills:

  • Division as repeated subtraction
  • Division facts for 1-digit numbers
  • Division of 1-digit numbers without remainder
  • Division of 2-digit numbers without remainder
  • Multiplication facts up to 10

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DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for this review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Softsoap is very well known for it’s awesome hand soaps, but they also make a variety of body washes!!  

This holiday season make sure you pick up some limited edition Frosted Wish or Iced Kiss Softsoap Moisturizing Body Wash!!  Their fun seasonal names and fragrances make them great stocking stuffers!!

Anyone will love to lather up with Softsoap Limited Edition Iced Kiss Moisturizing Body Wash!!  It’s rich, creamy formula had the most enticing, amazing peppermint scent, and it left my skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated!!  Just a dab turned into a nice sudsy lather!!  It rinsed off easily and didn’t leave my skin feeling slippery or slimy!!  The peppermint smelled good enough to drink!!  [Read more…]


DISCLAIMER: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for ta review but all opinions are  my own.


My two small dogs definitely understand when I talk to them!!  If you’re a doggy mama I’m sure you can relate to what I am saying.  I love my little Havashires and  train them all the time.  They’re half Havanese, which are highly trainable and the most popular type of circus dogs because of this!!    Do you know what their mix is?  If you said Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier) you’re right!!

I have heard about people training their dogs to ring bells when they have to go outside to go potty, so I was excited to try the dog-cow doorbells!!  The idea behind this product is fairly simple to understand –  you hang the bells at the dogs nose level, and you train them to ring the bells when they have to go outside to do their business!!  Before long your dog will associate ringing the bells with the door opening and going outside!! [Read more…]