Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Lovely Candy Review and Giveaway

My family loves candy. We adore it. Especially anything with caramel. I love the buttery flavor of it. I recently had the opportunity to try Lovely Candy Co. Candies

Check out the ingredients!


Brown Rice Syrup,

Sweetened Condensed Whole Milk (Milk, Sugar), 

Butter, Dried Cane Syrup, Molasses, Vanilla and

Sunflower Lecithin.

Yes, 7 ingredients! All natural, gluten free, GMO free.  These were SO good, we especially liked the Chocolate Swirl Caramels, SO soft and creamy..delicious! 

I really enjoyed the Fruit Chews. They come in 3 flavors and are individually wrapped. You can see the fruit in each piece! 

The Fruit Chews are also available in SuperFruit flavors like Blueberry, Cranberry and Raspberry!

I had to hide the candy from my husband kids. They kept stealing pieces, and this was SO good, I definitely wanted to share it on MY terms!

Lovely Candy Co. Candy can be purchased at select natural food stores and Hallmark locations! Check out where to buy them here.

You can follow Lovely Candy Co on Facebook to keep up to date with them. 

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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.
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Running Out? Run In. Publix has what you need!


From July 17th through July 24th, look for the “Running Out? Run In.” event at Publix® to take advantage of great savings on some of your favorite brands from General Mills, like Cheerios, Go-gurt, Charmin and Dawn.
Plus, if you buy $30 of participating* items from July 17-August 2, you can mail in to receive a $10 Publix® gift card to use on your next shopping trip!
For more details on this great rebate, please visit

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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.  

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

SkipDr Review and Giveaway!

My cd's and dvd's were doomed the day I had kids, I tried to put them up high so they couldn't get into them, but that didn't work and they got scratches and dings in them. I have thrown out a few of my favorite movies or music cd's because they were damaged to a point of no return............or so I thought.

SkipDr is a renewing system that brings life back to dvd's and cd's. The SkipDr is really simple to use. Take your cd lightly spray the disk then place it in the open end of the SkipDr and turn it on The SkipDr gently spins the disc while buffing it. You watch the disk until it makes 2 full circles which takes less than 5 minutes, turn off the SkipDr and remove the cd. Clean it with a cloth provided with package.

I was very impressed on how well the SkipDr worked. Movies that were on their way to the trash now had a meaning again and we could enjoy them. My kids were super happy they had a movie that had gone bad from over watching with a quick clean up from the SkipDr good as new.

The SkipDr is a great for any full size disk, you can use on game disk like Playstation, Xbox, Wii and more. The SkipDr is about 4x2x2 so it doesn't take up much space, it also runs on 6 AA batteries but don't worry if batteries are not your thing. You can purchase a 9v cord and use it that way as well. The batteries come with your order of the SkipDr, as well as a buffing cloth, drying cloth, cleaning fluid (just to clean a disk) and finally the rejuvenating fluid which is what you would spray on it before placing in the SkipDr.

You can read up more on the SkipDr as well as purchase your own by clicking here.
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. 

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Pompeian Olive Oil Hungry Girl Recipes and Giveaway

Did you know July is National Grilling Month?

Good olive oils come from Italy or Spain, just like Pompeian premium brand, the best olive oils imported to America.
Pompeian offers a wide range of healthy, all natural, must-have grilling products, including:

  • Pompeian Grapeseed Oil: an all-natural cooking oil rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants with one of the highest smoke points, perfect for prepping your grill to prevent your food from sticking, plus its light flavor won't disrupt food while cooking. 
  • Pompeian OlivExtra Mediterranean Blend: a healthy combo of canola, extra virgin and grapeseed oil, representing key components of the Mediterranean diet, this blend is perfect for everything from salads to grilling marinades.
  • Pompeian Olive Oils: ranging from the rich and robust taste of EVOO to extra light tasting offering a variety of flavors to enhance any grilling dish, salad or marinade. Pompeian olive oils are also the first to receive the North American Olive Oil Association seal and Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the first olive oil to attain the USDA Quality Monitored seal.
  • Pompeian Vinegars: including America's best selling red wine vinegar, plus an extensive selection of wine and balsamic vinegars perfectly suited for vinaigrettes, dressings and marinades when paired with its family of oils.
Pompeian has been bringing Mediterranean olive oil to the American table for over 100 years. Today, our varieties – Extra Virgin, Classic Pure, Extra Light Tasting, and Organic Extra Virgin – also now includes
OlivExtra® Original, our innovative blend of Extra Virgin olive oil and canola oil as well as OlivExtra® Plus with added Omega-3 DHA.
Make all of your recipes better with Pompeian olive oils for sautéing, grilling, baking, frying, roasting and in salads, soups, sauces, and marinades. 

This is one of my favorite grilling recipes, created with the help of Hungry Girl (Lisa Lillien).

Spicy Mustard Chicken Kabobs
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Makes 4 servings

1 tbsp. Pompeian White Wine Vinegar
2 tbsp. Pompeian OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend
1 lb. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
5 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
1. To make the sauce, place 3 tbsp. mustard in a medium bowl. Add oil and garlic powder, and whisk until uniform. Cover and refrigerate.
2. To make the marinade, in a small bowl, combine vinegar with remaining 2 tbsp. mustard. Stir until uniform.
3. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken and marinade in a large sealable plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal. Gently knead marinade into chicken through the bag. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
4. Meanwhile, if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes to prevent burning. (You'll need four.) 
5. Alternately thread marinated chicken and onion chunks onto four skewers. 
6. Bring a grill to medium-high heat. 
7. Brush both sides of the kebabs with the sauce. Grill kebabs for 5 minutes with the grill cover down.
8. Flip kebabs and grill with the cover down for 6 - 8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information
1/4th of recipe (1 kebab): 215 calories, 8.5g fat, 460mg sodium, 4g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 26.5g protein
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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.  

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Celebrate the Classroom Years With Hallmark + Giveaway

The beginning of each school year is a reminder of how quickly time flies. It’s an opportunity to make memories that will last far beyond the classroom years.  And, whether it’s kindergarten or senior year, sometimes a simple “You can do it!” helps remind kids that you’re rooting for them, no matter what.  

Because the start of a school year can be a whirlwind for everyone, Hallmark wants to help you pause and capture those special moments and celebrate kids as they head back to class with new gift and greetings designed to create lasting memories and share an extra boost of encouragement throughout the school year.

I so wish I had this when the boys started Pre-K! The Pics 'n' Props School Days Activity Kit is so much fun and I had a great time shooting photos with it! It comes with everything you need to shoot fun Back to School photos from Pre-K to 12th grade as well as a cute frame to show off your new photo each year. 

 o   Pics ‘n’ Props School Days Activity Kit: Capture a child’s first day of school in a creative way with the snap of a camera and Hallmark’s Pics ‘N’ Props School Days Activity Kit. The kit includes chalkboards and a frame to document the first day each year — from kindergarten to senior year! Add your photos to the included “My First Day!” photo album to create a lasting memory that can be admired throughout the years.


o   SO SO Happy™ Greetings: Hallmark’s new line of SO SO Happy greetings help moms connect with their kids in a way they understand and appreciate. From Taco to Tribe, a variety of adorable characters inspire and celebrate positivity, acceptance and love — attributes especially important during the school year. Cards even include fun surprises for kids like shoelaces, key chains and more.  Check out one example below!
o   Kids Encouragement Greetings: Whether it’s a new social situation, a test, first game of the year or any day of the week, sometimes kids need a confidence boost. These cards feature kid-appropriate topics to help encourage the special kiddos in your life.
o   Back-to-School Greetings: The newest back-to-school greetings feature furry friends to help you say “Go get ‘em!” to the kiddos in your life. 

 SO many fun cards for Back to School! I didn't even know that was a choice in card giving. Some of them even have shoelaces! I am blessed to know many children and will have a great time giving some of them cards for their first day of school. 

 One reader is going to win a "Making Memories and Encouraging Kids" Gift Pack which includes the Pics 'n' Props and a selection of Hallmark Cards. 

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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.  

Bil-Jac Dog Food Review

When you feed Bil-Jac Super Premium Dog Food to your dog, he'll start wearing his best coat. One that's shiny, lustrous, and full. Because he's eating healthier, he'll also have softer skin, brighter eyes, increased activity, improved muscle tone and, believe it or not, a smaller & firmer stool - a sign that he's getting all the vital nutrients he needs.

About Bil-Jac
From there, we protect the fresh chicken and fresh chicken organ meat's nutrients by our exclusive nutrient protection technology. This helps protect the heat sensitive Amino Acids from heat damage that can occur in most expanded dog foods. And we add just the right amount of vitamins and minerals to make a complete and balanced diet.
  • Because of our unique processing, no fat is added to Bil-Jac Super Premium Dog Food.
  • We use much more REAL FRESH CHICKEN and FRESH CHICKEN ORGANS than other leading brands.
  • We never use grain gluten meals or grain protein concentrates as a source of protein in our formulas.
  • Our use of carbohydrates is to provide nutritional balance and energy — not as a substitute for protein.
  • Our unique processing method may eliminate the perceived "allergic" symptoms dogs exhibit when carbohydrates in their diet are not properly processed.
Adult Select Bag
The first year of life is critical as growth takes place in a short period of time. That’s why we’ve created our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies. Starting off with a specially formulated, quality food like Bil-Jac Puppy Select creates that important foundation for your puppy’s life.

You can purchase this and other Bil-Jac products at your local pet store!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. 

Purell Summer Jelly Hand Sanitizers are Great for Back to School!


I am completely in LOVE with Purell Hand Sanitizers. 

I love how they kill germs, and I love how they leave my hands with a clean fresh scent. 
With back to school soon, I have been trying to figure out a way to make sure my boys hands stay clean all day (they are NOT the best at washing) and I am super excited to tell you about Purell Summer Jelly Hand Sanitizers! 

They come with a cute clip to hook on to your childs (or your own!) backpack! Now I know that when my boys are in school or on the bus, they will at least SEE the sanitizer and maybe a few of the "wash your hands!" that I have said a million times will stick with them. 

The sanitizers come in 4 cool summer scents like
  • Moonlit Moments
  • Ocean Kiss
  • Sweet Papaya Mango
  • Watermelon Splash
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. 

Digiorno Pizzeria! Pizza Review

We have several "food" nights in our family. Mostly, because when we have a theme we can all agree on, it makes us all happy!

We have taco night, meatloaf night, make your own salad night, fish night, and now pizza night!


From a preservative free crust, to vine ripened tomatoes, this is definitely a pizza the whole family will enjoy. We have always been huge fans of Digiorno Pizza, a favorite being the Spicy Chicken! But these pizzas really taste different. They taste hand made, the crust is so good, even the kids enjoyed it!

The pizzeria! pizzas come in 4 varieties. 
  • pizzeria! from DIGIORNO® Quattro Formaggi/Four Cheese features the perfect bubbling combination of mozzarella, fontina, parmesan and pecorino romano cheeses.
  • pizzeria! from DIGIORNO® Supreme Speciale offers a delectable blend of premium meats and vegetables including Italian sausage, premium pepperoni, red and green peppers and caramelized onions.
  • pizzeria! from DIGIORNO® Primo Pepperoni takes a classic to new heights, with the perfect combination of savory pepperoni and premium cheeses.
  • pizzeria! from DIGIORNO® Italian Meat Trio features an antipasto-inspired combination of premium meats including pepperoni, Italian sausage and Genoa salami.

 I made 2 pizzas for dinner, and Xander and Riley both ended up eating almost a whole one each! They really loved the pepperoni. 

DIGIORNO Pizza is raising the bar in the frozen pizza category with the launch of new pizzeria! from DIGIORNO, a whole new pizza experience that will transform even the toughest frozen pizza skeptic into a believer. Pizzeria! from DIGIORNO brings mouthwatering smells and tastes right into your home kitchen without the hassle of carry-out or price of delivery. Offering the flavor and texture of true pizzeria-style pizza, this new premium product features a delicious, preservative-free crust drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, a new flavorful sauce made with vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic and herbs, and quality meats, cheeses and vegetables.

Xander and Riley wanted me to show you how much they love their pizza!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. 

Aqua Chef Review and Giveaway


I recently had the chance to review the AquaChef Smart Cooker. My first thought's a deep fryer, because that's what it looks like. I was so wrong! It's an AQUA (water) cooker. You simply take your protein of choice, seal it in the provided bags, and drop it into the AquaChef. 15-30 minutes later, you have a (what I call poached) delicious meal, with no added fat or calories. The Aqua Chef LOCKS in the flavor into each bag. 
AquaChef Smart Cooker
Imagine the juiciest, most flavorful chicken! And the most tender, perfect and evenly cooked steaks! Just like from a master chef…at home! Introducing the AquaChef − the revolutionary kitchen appliance that's the easy and foolproof way to cook! The secret of the AquaChef is that air never touches your food. By sealing your food air-tight, your food retains 100% of the moisture, flavor, and nutrients. Your food cooks in its own natural juices, evenly at a precise temperature all the way through. Meaning from edge to edge your food will cook perfectly. And since the AquaChef transfers heat better than ordinary air ovens, your food will cook faster, more efficient, and perfectly every time. In the AquaChef your food will never cook past the finished temperature, no matter how long it cooks. Just set the AquaChef for the results you want and get perfect, mouthwatering meals every time…guaranteed!  


Seal 'N Fresh Handheld Vacuum System
Seal in freshness and flavor with the Seal 'N Fresh cordless handheld Vacuum System. With the gentle push of a button, the Vacuum System quickly removes air - locking in the food’s natural flavors, nutrients and moisture. The cordless handheld Vacuum System is easy to use and small enough to fit in your kitchen drawer. We'll also include 3 regular (8"x8") Seal 'N Fresh Vacuum Bags.  

You can purchase your own AquaChef here for $99.99. 
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. 

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Kremey, Fresh, And Fruity: New Krispy Kreme Glazed Strawberry KREME Pie

KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUT CORPORATION STRAWBERRY KRISPY JUNIORS / For a limited time only, Krispy Kreme(R) is sweetening up its delicious line of Krispy Juniors(R) mini cake doughnuts with the seasonal flavor of strawberry. Strawberry Krispy Juniors are available in 12oz snack bags on the Krispy Kreme display at participating mass merchants, grocery and convenience stores while supplies last. (PRNewsFoto/Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation) 

  • Glazed Strawberry Kreme Pie: Enjoy the classic taste of sweet strawberries combined with a great crust topped with Krispy Kreme's Original Glaze. The Glazed Strawberry Kreme Pie is the perfect seasonal complement to Krispy Kreme's popular chocolate, apple and cherry- filled pie assortment. Sold individually.

  • Strawberry Juniors: Add some sweetness to your day with Krispy Kreme Juniors in Powdered Cake, Mini Cruller, Dipped Chocolate Cake and Strawberry while supplies last. Available in 13oz snack bags.
Krispy Kreme's signature Original Glazed®, Iced, KREME™ filling, and cake doughnuts, as well as, a variety of honeybuns, mini-crullers, fruit pies, and other snack-sized doughnuts are available at over 10,000 grocery, convenience and mass merchant stores in the United States. 
Look for the Glazed Strawberry Kreme Pie and Strawberry Juniors on Krispy Kreme displays at participating grocery stores, convenience stores and mass merchants. Glazed pies are not available for purchase at Krispy Kreme doughnut shops.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.  



PowerFuseTM is Fuse Science’s first energy formula in a drop. Administered quickly and easily in your mouth. PowerFuse™ allows for optimal absorption, so that you feel energized and are able to perform at your natural best throughout the game, workout or day. It is available in a great tasting Berry Blast flavor.

ElectroFuseTM is Fuse Science’s first electrolyte formula in a drop. Administered quickly and easily in the mouth, ElectroFuse™ allows for optimal absorption of the electrolytes for more immediate replenishment and effect. ElectroFuse™ contains natural ingredients and is available in a great tasting Salty Sweet flavor

  • Helps Address Site Specific Muscle Fatigue
  • Energized Feeling With Natural Anti-inflammatory
  • All Natural Ingredients
EnerJelTM is an innovative, performance-driven topical muscle and joint rub which utilizes our cutting edge delivery system. Our proprietary formulation helps address site specific muscle fatigue, and helps you feel energized to push through the game. Powered By FuseTM, EnerJelTM penetrates the skin layers to deliver an energized feeling. It is made with all natural ingredients.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Free Psychic Medium Mini Reading

She can communicate with your passed over loved ones!
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Dannon Urged to Use Berries, Not Insect-Derived Carmine, to Color its Yogurts

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest wants global yogurt giant Dannon to put berries over bugs.  Dannon uses carmine—a dye extracted from the dried, pulverized bodies of cochineal insects—to give several varieties of fruit-flavored yogurt their pink color.  The nonprofit food watchdog group says that Dannon's practice cheats consumers, who might expect that the named fruits—and not the unnamed creepy crawlies—are providing the color.  And, the bug-based dye puts some consumers at risk of serious allergic reactions.
Strawberry, Cherry, Boysenberry, and Raspberry varieties of Dannon's "Fruit on the Bottom" line all contain the critter-based dye, as does the Strawberry flavor of Dannon's Oikos brand of Greek yogurt.  Two flavors of Dannon's Light and Fit Greed use the extract, as do six of its Activia yogurts.  Dannon uses other natural colorings, such as purple carrot juice, in its Danimals line of yogurts marketed to children.  CSPI's Chemical Cuisine guide to food additives says "certain people should avoid" carmine since a small percentage of consumers can have reactions ranging from hives to anaphylactic shock after eating it.
"I have nothing against people who eat insects, but when I buy strawberry yogurt I'm expecting yogurt and strawberries, and not red dye made from bugs," said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson.  "Given the fact that it causes allergic reactions in some people, and that it's easy to use safer, plant-based colors, why would Dannon use it at all?  Why risk offending vegetarians and grossing out your other customers?"
CSPI is sponsoring an online petition on urging Franck Riboud, CEO of Dannon's parent company Groupe Danone, to replace the bug-based dye with more of the fruit advertised on the label. 
The cochineal insect is a tiny, parasitic scale insect native to South America and Mexico.  It lives on and feeds off a certain type of cacti.  The red color comes from carminic acid, which the insects have in abundance. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, it takes on the order of 40,000 of the little bugs to produce one pound of cochineal extract.  Besides yogurts, carmine can be found in candies, ice creams, and beverages, as well as in drugs and cosmetics.
In response to a CSPI petition, the Food and Drug Administration at least requires carmine to be listed on food labels when it is used.  Previously, companies could obscure the presence of the insect extract by labeling it "artificial color."  CSPI had urged the FDA to go further and describe carmine as "insect-derived," making it easier for vegetarians, Jews who keep Kosher, or anyone otherwise averse to eating such ingredients to avoid it.

Home Depot Recalls Soleil Portable Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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Recall Summary
Name of Product:  Soleil portable fan heaters
Hazard: The portable fans plastic housing can melt, deform and catch fire during use, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:  Refund
Consumer Contact:  Home Depot toll-free at (877) 527-0313 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET any day, or online at and click on Product Recalls for more information.
Photos available at
Recall Details
Units: About 107,000
Description: This recall involves Soleil portable fan heaters with model number LH-707. The model number is printed on the underside of the fan on a sticker.  The circular table fans are white plastic and are 1500 watts. Soleil is printed on the center front of the fan. The fans have a thermostat control on the bottom left front and a power and fan speed control on the bottom right front. The fans measure about 8 inches in diameter by 8½ inches tall.

Incidents/Injuries: Home Depot has received 464 reports of the fans melting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fan heaters and return them to Home Depot for a full refund.
Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $15.
Importer: Home Depot U.S.A. Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia
Manufacturer: Shanghai Limach Mfg. Co. Ltd., of China
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Jose Eber Hair Straightner Review and Giveaway

World's Fastest Flat Iron

The Jose’ Eber World’s Fastest Flat Iron heats to a maximum temperature in an incredible 5 seconds, while maintaining its heat throughout the entire styling process no matter how thick or coarse your hair is. Styling is now quicker, more efficient, and healthier for your hair. Because the World’s Fastest maintains a consistent temperature even as it passes through the thickest hair, it eliminates the need to pass the iron over each section multiple times, meaning hair is exposed to heat for less time. By passing the World’s Fastest over the hair only once you eliminate unnecessary damage and breakage, leading to healthier, shiner, and more beautiful hair. 

I have to admit, I usually have fine, straight hair. I always thought I had no reason to use a hair straightener. 

Then, one day, I was at a friends house, and she had one, and I decided to try it, just to see. I could not believe the difference in how SOFT my hair felt after I used it! It also hung nicer, and in a pony tail, it hung straight down, where normally, it is all fluffy. 

  1. Make sure hair is dry, and then divide it into small 1-inch sections. Apply a heat protectant to each section if you choose.
  2. Clasp the flat iron plates at the roots and then glide down hair to the ends. Repeat if necessary. 
  3. Move onto the next section and continue until hair is silky and smooth.

This is a picture of my normally kind-of-straight hair. 

This is my hair after using the Jose Eber World's Fastest Flat Iron

Product Features: 
  • Regain desired temperature within 5 seconds. 
  • Quicker recovery equals less passes through hair which means less damage to the hair. 
  • Maintains high and even heat for quicker, more desirable results. 
  • Multiple heat settings for maximum control. 
  • Light weight ergonomic design 
  • Professional length power cord 
  • Temperature 450˚F 
  • Negative ion technology 
  • Manufacturer’s lifetime warranty
 I definitely see a huge difference, and I LOVE how fast it heats up! I seriously turned it on, and counted to 5 and it was ready to go. 

If you use the code 7kids15you can save 15% on your order!

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Cascade Ice Sparking Cocktail Mixers Review

My husband and I love cocktails. We usually prefer to make them at home, because we use about a quarter of the amount of alcohol. For us, it's the taste we love, not the alcohol so much.

Recently, with my husband's diabetes, we have had to cut back a lot on cocktails. His blood can't take the alcohol or the sugar. So we were super excited to get to try Cascade Ice Sparkling Cocktail Mixers!


With ZERO calories and no sugar, these are perfect for us. 
They are also sodium free, gluten free and caffeine free!

Cascade Ice Sparkling Cocktail Mixers come in yummy flavors like
  • Appletini
  • Lemon Drop
  • Mojito
  • Pina Colada
  • Margarita
  • Cosmopolitan
My husband and I both love the Lemon Drop and the Cosmopolitan flavors the best.

Cascade Ice also comes in a variety of other flavors and waters. You can fnd them at most grocery stores and mass retailers.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.