Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Check Out Today's SaveMore Deal

I just bought today's deal for Fabulous Nails. I thought you might be interested in it too.

$7.50 for One Nail Polish & FREE Shipping from Fabulous Nails ($15 Value):

This deal is almost over, so check it out now. (new members only)

P.S. You'll receive $10 for signing up.

I'm a HouseParty Party Host

I'm a "Be The Chef With Chef Boyardee" party host, how exciting is that?!  This will be my 7th party that I've hosted with  My kids love Chef Boyardee, it's a quick and easy meal to heat up when the going get rough around here.  I also found that there is one variety that contains no milk since my son is allergic to milk and it's the "Mini Pasta Shells with Meatballs". 

Chef Boyardee is named after its founder, Hector Boiardi, who was born in Italy in 1897. In 1914, Boiardi came to the U.S. and followed his brother to the kitchen of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. There, he eventually worked his way up to head chef. In December 1915, Boiardi catered President Woodrow Wilson’s second wedding. In 1924, Boiardi opened the Il Giardino d’Italia (the Garden of Italy) restaurant at East 9th Street and Woodland Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. When restaurant customers began asking him for his recipes and ingredients, he got the idea to sell his flavorful creations. To keep up with requests and production, Boiardi opened a factory in 1928. He introduced his products to the public in 1929, touting the low cost of spaghetti as a good choice to serve to the entire family. Proud of his Italian heritage, Boiardi sold his products under the brand name “Chef Boy-Ar-Dee” so that his American customers could pronounce his name properly. In 1946, the company was sold to American Home Products. The brand was distributed for use by United States armed forces. American Home Products turned its food division into International Home Foods in 1996. Four years later, International Home Foods was purchased by ConAgra Foods, which continues to produce Chef Boyardee canned pastas bearing Hector Boiardi's likeness. Today, Boiardi’s legacy of quality ingredients and no preservatives still goes into every can, including vine-ripened tomatoes and real Italian seasoned meat.

My party pack includes:

For you, the host:
  • 6 Coupons for one FREE can (15 oz. or smaller) of Chef Boyardee
  • 1 Chef Boyardee tote bag
  • 1 Chef hat
  • 5 Chef Boyardee recipes
For partygoers:
  • 13 Coupons to save $0.50 on Chef Boyardee
  • 13 Chef Boyardee notepads
  • 13 Chef Boyardee recipe info cards

Try some of these easy tasty recipes using Chef Boyardee canned pasta at

Are you a member of  If not what are you waiting for??! 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Cars 2 : The Video Game

 I was given the opportunity to review a new video game called Cars 2 being a member of This video game is a third-person racing game where you play as your favorite characters from the movie actual movie. This game allows you to join Mater and Lightning McQueen, joined by secret agents Holley Shiftwell and Finn McMissile, on there adventure to become elite spy agents for the top secret association of C.H.R.O.M.E (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage).

My kids were so excited to play Cars 2.   After they played for awhile I asked them what they liked about it. My daughter said " It's challenging, but fun at the same time." This is a video game anybody can play.

This game also keeps you busy for awhile. There are many rewards and missions to unlock so it doesn't seem like you're playing the same thing over and over. One mission you can unlock is Disrupter, this mission can be compared to the game of capture the flag. Disrupter is also to the favorite of my kids. There is also freeplay where you can play any mission you want for as long as you want. In conclusion, this game is tons of fun for everyone and keeps you enertained for awhile.

For additional information about the game, check out Disney Pixar's  Facebook

The game can be purchased in all game platforms and is available now

**disclosure:  I'm a member of and was given a copy of the game for my review.,  my opinions are my own and yours may differ

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cereal Treat Bars GIVEAWAY

Head on over to Pandora's Box Blog to enter for a chance to win

                                                          photo courtesy of Pandora's Box Blog

  • One box of Lucky Charms® Cereal Treats Bars
  • One box of Golden Grahams® Cereal Treats Bars
  • Lunch bag
  • Locker whiteboard
  • Colored pencil set 
I entered and so should you!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I LOVE This Pumpkin But.....

he is of absolutely no use to me since he doesn't work.
 I bought this item yesterday at a store (I won't name names here).  It was on a display with all the other Halloween items.  I thought it was the cutest thing, and there were only three others.  I debated on whether to get it, but I believe if you see something you really like pick it up right then otherwise it will not be there the next time.  Of the three pumpkins, this one was the only "nice looking" one.  All the others had globs of hot glue all over the face and just didn't look nice.  Inside the pumpkin is a battery operated tea light, and before walking away from the table I made sure it had all it's parts.  Between walking through the store, and purchasing it the battery compartment came undone which I didn't know this until I got home.  The cashier wrapped the pumpkin in paper before placing it in the bag.  

When I got home and took it out of the bag this is what I saw.....

Well, I need the bottom of the battery compartment for it to work.  I called the store to see if the backing was anywhere in the checkout area, or somehow they could help me.  I even went so far as to ask if they could take a backing off of one of the other pumpkins and save it for me.  They told me they could not, that I could return this item and purchase another.  I don't want another...I want this pumpkin!!!

My reasoning for this post is that customer service is definitely not what it use to be, where they would go above and beyond to make the customer happy.  I even went so far to call the corporate office to complain, and basically I got the same answer "we will be happy to accept your return"....really??!  But what do I know, I'm just the customer, a customer who may or may not be back.

Pantry Recipes -

These are some great recipes using things from your pantry. I'm trying the Pineapple Cobbler today, sounds great! photo courtesy of All You

Pantry Recipes -

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mat Kearney "Young Love" CD Review

Honestly, to tell you the truth I have never heard of Mat Kearney until I received a campaign opportunity from the One2One Network. So immediately before signing up I had to look him up. The first song I heard from him was "Closer To Love" and absolutely fell in love with his voice, it's AMAZING! How the heck did I miss this one??! If you aren't too into the "scene" like me and haven't heard of him you may have heard his past music on television shows such as 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, The Hills, Friday Night Lights, Scrubs, and NCIS to name a few.

So today I'm here to tell you a bit about his third album "Young Love". When I received the CD, it immediately went in the player. I listened to the whole album while surfing the internet. I just loved how upbeat the songs were, found myself dancing a little in my seat. Even heard my son, who is 9yrs, in the background say "nice song" as one was playing. My overall opinion of this album is positive, I can't find anything negative about it. His voice captivated me from the beginning!

Mat's album is available in stores now.

Young Love

1 Hey Mama
2 Ships In The Night
3 Count On Me

4 Sooner Or Later

5 Chasing The Light

6 Learning To Love Again

7 Down

8 She Got The Honey

9 Young Dumb And In Love

10 Rochester
11 Seventeen

To preview the rest of the songs check it out at his itunes page, you'll get a quick peek of the rest of the album!

Mat will be on the road starting in September, below is the list cities and dates. Tickets are on sale NOW

9/14 Jacksonville, FL Murray Hill
9/16 Charleston, SC Music Farm
9/17 Athens, GA GA Theater
9/18 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
9/20 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
9/23 Louisville, KY Headliners
9/24 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
9/25 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
9/27 Interlochen, MI Corson Aud
9/29 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
9/30 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
10/1 Des Moines, IA People's Court
10/2 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
10/4 Bloomington, IN Bluebird
10/5 St Louis, MO The Pageant
10/7 Oxford, MS The Lyric
10/8 Pine Mountain, GA Callaway Gardens
10/9 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre
10/20 Nashville, TN Cannery
10/23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/24 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head
10/25 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
10/27 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
10/28 New York, NY Webster Hall
10/29 Philadelphia, PA Theater of LIving Arts
10/30 Albany, NY Northern Lights
11/1 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
11/2 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
11/4 Boston, MA House of Blues
11/5 Portland, ME State Theatre
11/6 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
11/8 Montreal, QC Petite Campus
11/9 Toronto, ON Opera House
11/11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
11/13 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
11/15 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
11/17 Chicago, IL House of Blues 11/19 Madison, WI The Majestic 11/20 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

To learn more about Mat Kearney visit his official website at or

:**tDisclosure:   I'm a member of One2One Network and was given a copy of the CD "Young Love" for my review and to be entered in the drawing to win one of five $50 GC. Receiving the CD did not alter or change my opinion at all, opinions are my own and yours may differ.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Look What I Won!!

I absolutely am addicted to entering blog giveaways and today I received an email

You are my winner for Connect Four Launchers! Please respond with your mailing address within 48 hours or I'll have to select another winner.

Once again, congrats!

I won this from The King's Court IV blog. My kids and I have game night already set, can't wait!! How awesome is that??!

Big Thank you goes to The King's Court IV blog....Thank YOU!!

Free Classic Swiffer Duster from Vocalpoint

Score a FREE classic Swiffer Duster.

*Must be a Vocalpoint member; limited quantities available. Only one package will be mailed per member. Please allow 5-7 weeks for delivery.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Woo-Hoo I Cashed Out At Swagbucks

I don't do so well over there, but finally I was able to cashout YAY! Hoping when Christmas rolls around I have a GREAT balance to work with.

This is to confirm that you've ordered the following item from the Swag Store:

$5 e-Gift Card

Are you a member of It's a great place to earn amazon gc's and more!!

Target Shopping Trip 8/12

Total OOP: $12.07

1st transaction:

2 Dove Men Deodorants
2 Dove Ultimates

Used 2 BOGO Free coupons (7/31 insert) = 6.98 receive a $5.00 Target GC

2nd transaction:

1 Quaker Life @ 2.69 - $0.75 Target coupon = $1.94
3 Market Pantry Pasta @$1.02 - $1.00/3 target = $2.06
2 Orville Popcorns @$4.39 - $3.00/2 target = $5.78
1 Jif to Go @ $2.29 - FREE coupon from Target (no longer avail) = FREE

Used the $5.00 GC from 1st transaction making the grand total = $4.78

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I just won 5 points on the SuperLucky Button!

I just won 5 points on the SuperLucky Button!: "Superpoints is a members-only club where you earn great rewards for doing things online like taking surveys, watching videos or shopping."

If you would like to join to earn rewards I have 2 invite tokens that are available



Only one per person, so if these are already taken let me know and I'll get make more invites available.

$.70 Coupon for Keebler Fudge Sticks


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Opinion Outpost Get Paid For Your Opinion!

I've been getting paid for my opinion! You can too! Check this video out for some amazing opportunities to get paid for sharing your opinion! I have used my points to cash out for Amazon gift cards, awesome way to "save up" for unexpected gifts!

Follow my link to join Opinion Outpost: