Friday, September 28, 2012

It Works, Melt With Melissa A random act of Kindness

It Works, Melt With Melissa 

Did you ever meet someone and think, Wow!  Whether you were blown away by them in general or just by the fact that they reached out to you with a random act of kindness.  Well recently I have come across a person like that.  Someone who just made me think, wow.
I wont get into the particulars of what happened, but I will say a few things.  The person I've gotten to know is kind, honest, and a super nice person.  She done something really nice for me and didn't ask for anything in return!  So after her random act of kindness to me I figured she deserves some good karma and decided to give her and her business a shout out :)

I know a lot of us are buying It Works, a company that has taken toning our bodies to a whole new level.  With so many people selling it hard to decide who to buy from.  Or if we wish to sell decide who to team up with.
I know when I want to try something new or when I want to get my moneys worth I always try to find good and honest people.  
So that is what this shout out is about I can safely say that if you buy or team up with It Works, Melt With Melissa I can guaranteed you will be working with an honest and good person.
If you are interested in It Works please use my links below and feel good knowing that you are working with a great woman :)

Thank you again Melissa :)


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Header!

I'm sure everyone noticed my amazing new header at the top of my blog!   I absolutely love it!!  I have to give a huge shout out to the woman who did this for me 

Amanda Reed
If you like my header you can check out her blog and facebook at the links below 

Thank you so much Amanda for my beautiful new header :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bag Blaze Review

Bag Blaze Review

Recently I was given the chance to review for Bag Blaze  Here is the bag I choose to review: Grecia-Hobo/

 I love the fact this bag is cute and stylish, but also its large enough to fit all the things I need to put inside.  As being the mommy of 2 little boys my purse has to go above and beyond.  It not only needs to hold my stuff, but also all my kids spare toys snacks diapers ect. ect. ect.
The inside is cute and as I said before lots of room for everything you could need to fit in.  Lots of compartments to store all my stuff

 This is  a close up of the flower that attaches to this bag.  I think it adds a super cute feel to the bag.  The Gecia Hobo comes in a few different colors and is just one of many bags at Bag Blaze.

So why shop bag Blaze?  Well beside the fact they offer so many cute bags, make it easier to shop since you don't have to go to the mall instead you can do it online.....  All their bags are discounted you can save up to 70% off retail price!!

So there are def. many benefits to Bag Blaze, I myself plan to get all my future Bags/purses from them!  
Do you want to check them out?  See my link below.

Disclaimer:  I received this product for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in any way to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Mia Mariu Review

Mia Mariu Review

Recently I was given the opportunity to review Mia Mariu's beauty products.  Before I tell you about my experience I would like to tell you about the company first.
Mía is a  health and beauty social selling company that offers  business opportunities for women.  We talk about beauty all the time why not make some money as we are doing it and also promote some great products!?  Their natural health and beauty products are available exclusively through the Independent Advisers and online.  This is a way to make some extra money with out taking away time from your family.
I was given 3 products to review:  Perfecting Finish Mineral Primer,
Hydrating Stick Lip Gloss and Loose Mineral Shadow Liner.
 Perfecting Finish Mineral Primer is applied to the skin before foundation to make for an exceptionally smooth application for any of Mia's wonderful foundations while extending the foundation's wear for hours.  I love this product it made my skin so smooth and really did make my cover up last :)
 Loose Mineral Shadow Liner is made with pure minerals.  I loved that this was the perfect natural color and blended very nicely.  The lose powder went on so easily without making my eyes feel heavy.  It felt natural.
Hydrating Stick Lip Gloss Contains Vitamins A, C and E to nourish your lips as well as minerals and anti-oxidants to protect your lips.  I love how easily it was applied.  Though it was not the color for me I would highly recommended this lip gloss and do plan to buy myself a different color I was surprised at how smooth and easily it went on.

I think that not only is Mia Mariu products a great business opportunity I also think it is a great way to tell other women about an amazing product line!  As a woman I can safely say you need to try this make up!  It will make you think twice about all the other stuff you been using!

If you would like to learn more you may check out the website on my link below:
Mia Mariu 

Disclaimer:  I received these products for the purpose of review all opinions are my own I was not paid in any way to write this review.


PrintRunner Giveaway!

Enter for your Chance to win PrintRunner business cards.


PrintRunner is a full service high quality printing company.  They have everything you need to promote your company from business cards to full color brochures and everything in between!  They are one of the foremost quality printers in Southern California.
Here is just a few of the things they can do:
Banners & Signs 
Business Cards 
Catalogs & Booklets 
Greeting Cards 
 Bumper Stickers 
Canvas Prints  
Car Door Magnets
 Holiday Cards 
Invitation Cards
These are just a few of the many thing you can have done at PrintRunner Company!
A few more perks when shopping at PrintRunner
 Affordable Low Prices, Superior Print, and Quality and EXCELLENT Service.

Want to learn more see my links below:


business cards printing

And here today on my blog you have the chance to win a set of PrintRunner Business cards :)!!

Details of the giveaway prize:

Business Card Size and Style Business Cards: 2x3.5


Quantity:   250

Colors:    4/4 Color Both Sides

Paper:    14 pt. UV Coating on Front, 14 pt. UV Coating on 

both sides,

Proof:   NONE

Rounded Corners:   NO

Ready To Ship In:   3 Business Days

*Giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old 

and above.

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If you have any questions please ask :).  And make sure to follow the giveaway rules!

Disclaimer:  Thank you to PrintRunner for providing us this giveaway, I will receive a set of business cards for hosting this.  
This giveaway was brought to you by the Sublime Media Connection. The participating bloggers cannot be held responsible for the delivery of this item, as that is the responsibility of the sponsor. If you have any questions regarding the delivery of the prize please email

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lucy's Treats Review

Lucy Cookies Review

Recently I was given the chance to review Lucy's treats.  Before I do my review I would like to tell you a few things about the company first.
When Dr. Lucy Gibney found out her own child had severe food allergies, she got hard to work in her the kitchen.  Trying to find an alternative for her child. What began as a mothers hard work to bring her child taste safe treat has turned into a delicious alternative for people with or without special dietary needs.
Lucy's cookies are gluten free and made without milk, eggs, peanuts or tree nuts!  How amazing is that  Lucy's uses the very best allergen control methods to help protect you and your family.
And with Lucy's you do not have to sacrifice taste!  All the food is still amazing and tasty!  
Here are a few things that makes Lucy's cookies different: 
Gluten Free 
No Peanuts, No Tree Nuts 
Dedicated Bakery 
Ingredients Tested 
Og Trans Fat 
Omg Cholesterol 
All Natural
This all sounds good.... But how does it taste?
Amazing!  My kids, my hubby and I loved them!  

 I'm sure you can see from my sons face in these photos that he loved them :)  and yes that is chocolate on his nose!  He couldn't seem to be able to eat them fast enough!  This is a great treat for the whole family!  My personal favorite was the Brownie Cakes.  My oldest son said they were all his favorite.

I would recommend these to anyone. Lucy's treats are not only for people with food allergies but for everyone!  They really are a treat that the whole family will enjoy :)
Want to learn more?  or see where Lucy's treats are sold near you? please check out my link below:

Disclaimer:  I received this product for the purpose of review.  I was  not paid in anyway to write this review all opinions are my own.

RW Garcia review

At RW Garcia, they are changing the way people snack, with a single mission in mind: great tasting can be good for you. Their Snacks are a healthy delicious combinations of corn and other natural ingredients. They have a huge selection of tortilla chips from the finest, all-natural ingredients including organic and stone ground non-GMO corn and seasonings, but as a huge added bonus their snacks contain no additives or preservatives. All their chips are wheat free, and most are also gluten free.  They also offer crackers which have all the same great health benefits.

I was so excited when I found out I would have the chance to review for them!  I couldn't wait to try the tortilla chips with my favorite dip.  Also I was excited about trying a healthy guilt free way of snacking.

These are the flavors I was given to review RW Garcia does offer more flavors and like I said before crackers.  I'm sure you can see there is something for everyone.  The only problem I had was which to try first!  

My problem was solved when my husband informed me we would be doing our yearly football draft at our house.  So I got out all the chips at once and got to try each of them...... 

 Wondering what I thought???

I LOVE them!  Everyone at the draft was so impressed with how good they were.  Then when I told them all the ways they were a healthier way to snack they didn't believe me.  They just didn't think something that tasted that good could also be healthy.  We tried them with dip, ate them just so, and at one point my brother even melted cheese and we loved them that way too.  
You can eat them several different ways and every time still experiences the same great taste. So now not only have a found a health snack for my family I also found my next great hit for parties and get together!
RW Garcia wants us to know great tasting can be good for you.  After tasting their chips and the way everyone else loved them I would have to say RW Garcia definitely proved their point.

Want to try RW Garcia products for yourself?  Check out their website:
 RW Garcia

Or if you have a question about my exspeiance feel free to ask :)

Disclaimer:   I received these products in exchange for an honest review.  I was not paid to write this review, all opinions are my own.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tropical Traditions Coconut review and giveaway

 Tropical Traditions Coconut review and Giveaway

 Before I write my review I want to tell you a few things about Tropical Traditions Coconut company.  Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is made with the high quality coconut oil, it is handcrafted by family producers in the Philippines using traditional methods.  Passed down from one family to the next.  According to some studies using a traditional method means it will have the highest amounts of antioxidants!
Recently I was given the chance to review for Tropical Tradition gold Label coconut oil!  I was so excited to be able to review for them and  couldn't wait to use this!
When I got the oil I only had one problem.....  What should I use it for first!

The possibles are really endless!  Cooking, skin care, baking.....

Then if I choose to do cooking or baking what should I make!  It really was hard to pick what do to first!

I ended up making lotion for my skin!

I LOVED it!  Using real coconut oil made my skin so soft and I also loved the fact my whole kitchen smelled of coconut oil when I was done!  Here is few photos from my lotion making

 I was super excited to start and couldn't wait to start using my own homemade lotion!


 First I had to whip it a bit to get it into a creamer texture.  It took a few minutes and also I popped it into the fridge for a few minutes to help with the texture.


 Step 2 was as easy as putting it into a bottle.

It was really and truly is this easy to have a great lotion with out all the added bad stuff in it.

I also made coconut cake with my oil and it was amazing and finally I made coconut battered chicken!  Everything I did with this oil turned out great!

This just proves how many different uses you can get out of this oil!!  I think its a must have item for all households and can't wait to continue to use it and to keep being amazed by everything it can do!

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
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Disclaimer:  I received this product for the purpose of review I was not paid in anyway to write this review all options are my own!

Learning Fun with felt review and giveaway Keeping kids creative event

Learning Fun with Felt!

Keeping Kids creative Event!


Keeping Kids Creative The last week of September has been Nationally designated as "Keep Kids Creative Week". While this week is often celebrated in schools with many fun activities to help stimulate kid's creativeness, parents can also take advantage of this week to do some really fun things at home. Many parents struggle with finding time to fit creativity in but there are lots of products out there to help us with getting those creative juices flowing. Mama-Nibbles and Life With Two Boys created this event to help you find some fun products to keep your family creative not only during "Keep Kids Creative Week" but any time of the year!

Keeping Kids Creative begins on September 17th at 12:01am EST and ends on September 30th at 11:59pm EST.  Along with the awesome prizes that each of the participating blogs are offering we also have 3 Grand Prizes thanks to our sponsors BabbaCo, Green Kid Crafts, Kelly Kits, PowerCapes, Bannor Toys, We Can Too, and Kat and Company.

Enter to win the Grand Prizes here!

Here at the Simply Me Blog you can win 2 Learning with Fun felt boards! 

Learning Fun with Felt sets provide a hands-on educational learning experience. The felt boards help to promote expression, exploration and creativity through play. These felt play board sets inspire a child's imagination to learn and to play at the same time!  
I love how amazing these boards look!  The cut out dinosaurs and sea animals had my kids amazed and playing for hours!  They help with hand eye coordination,
imaginative play, great for traveling, and I also loved being able to do story telling with my kids!  I thought it was so cute when Quinn would pretend to be a dinosaur.
The pieces were easy to clean too!
 My kids like setting up the boards and putting them up against the toy box and telling a story.

 I'm not sure if you can see in this photo, but I couldn't help posting it :)  Quinn seems to think that octopus's belong in volcanoes!!  No matter how many times my oldest son tells him the octopus does not go there every time Quinn plays with this set it is one of the first thins he does!

I love these Felt boards!  They entertain my kids for hours and I love the fact they are learning and being creative, but also they are having fun doing it!  I think the boards can be enjoy by kids of all ages.
They offer so many different kinds of boards so there is something for everyone :)
Want to learn more check out their website link below:

Here at the Simply Me blog you can win 2 boards of you own :)!  Must be 18+ to win and live in the continental USA.

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Disclaimer:  I received this product for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review all opinions are my own!

Check out the other giveaways going on in this event!

Disclaimer: Please note that the Keeping Kids Creative hosts and participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prize. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation that they will fulfill their prize in a timely manner. While we are not responsible, we will make every effort to assist the winner in obtaining their prize.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Button Flowers

Button Flowers

I found a new amazing shop I want to share it with you!!  Its Button Flowers!  They are so unique and creative and all one of a kind since they are all individually made.  The shop also has amazing customer service the woman who make and sales the Button Flowers is so nice and helpful!
 Wouldn't this be an amazing way for us girls to support our favorite team!  I told my brother when I win our fantasy football league this year this is what I want for my trophy!
 Here is a few more examples of arrangements.
If I had a daughter I would def.  get this for her bedroom!  I LOVE it! 

A Button Flower arrangement would be an amazing addition to any room.  And guys you can finally give us a flower that would never die!

Want to learn more check out the website below:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

My review for Howl For it

 My review for Howl for it.  Cynthia Eden and Shelly Laurenston.

Every time these two lovely ladies write a book its amazing! And Howl for it has yet again proved that point!

Shelly's story takes you back in time to when Dee-ann's parents were young. I love the humor and wit that Shelly uses in all her stories. I LOVED seeing Eggie one of the most feared Smith pack members fall in love with sweet Darla! Its a laugh out loud stuck on the edge of your seat kinda story!

Cynthia story is about Gage and Kayla we start off at the "happiest" day of their life..... their wedding..... yet plots, schemes and plans of murder threaten to ruin the honeymoon. Something you should know about Cynthia Eden is that she can write an alpha male like no other! And Gage did not disappoint!  I loved the twist's in this book it kept me intrigued and unable to put the book down!

I bought the book the day it came out and stayed up to 3am unable to stop reading :)

Cynthia and Shelly have a way of pulling you in and making you
not want to let go. You find yourself loveing the characters and wishing you could be part of their world!

I would highly recommend Howl for it and all of Cynthia and Shelly's other work :) 

You can also seem my review on amazon amazon review

Mally review

Mally Review

Recently I was given the opportunity to review Mally makeup.  I was super excited and invited my brother girlfriend over to use it with me!  We had a great time and I'll post our results below :)!

First we used the Evercolor Poreless face Defender.  This product was really nice and gave our make up the perfect finishing touch.  The product its self is clear, but it helps reduces fine lines, pores and also helps protect your make up.
 Also it came with the most amazing makeup applying sponge!  The sponge helped provide the perfect coverage.

 We also tested the Age Rebel waterproof shadow sticks.  I love how easily these were to apply and that they can create some many different eye effects.  I have photos I will post below.

 Last but not least we tested the Age Rebel lip wand trio.  It came in 3 pretty shades.  A light pink, a medium pink and a darker pinkish/red.  I like the fact that I could have a different color for different things.  For example the light pink is nice for everyday where, where as the darker color would be nice for a night out.

Like I said my brother girlfriend came over and we had a blast testing these products I'll post our photos and then talk a bit more about everything.

 Second photo of me is from a different day I love the fact that this makeup can be used for a night out or even for everyday use.

I really loved the fact these were so easy to apply.  I didn't have to worry about smudges.  I think they really made our eyes pop.  I love that the lip colors were pretty but not to dark and they looked nice when combined with the eye colors.  I know you can not see the effect of the pore-less face defender.  So you will have to take my word that it was amazing and really did provide the perfect finishing touch.

I love this makeup and my brothers girlfriend has even ordered herself some online after I refused to give her mine :)!

If you are interested in ordering your own makeup I will leave the link below to their site.

If you have any questions about my experience please feel free to ask me.

Disclaimer:  I received these products for the purpose of review.  I was in now way paid to write this review, all opinions are my own.

Susan's Brown Baby Review

I was recently given the chance to review for Susan's Brown Baby products.  The Susan's Brown baby luxury products are the results of years worth research and hard work.  Working hard to bring mom and baby only the best skin care products.

I was able to review the Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer, Sensitive Baby nourishing lotion and Lotion to Powder.

The Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer is a must have in all purses's.  Our kids come in contact with so many germs its nice to have the reassurance of this in your purse.  It contains jojoba and vitamin E and leaves your hands feeling soft as it decreases bacteria.  And no sticky feeling afterwards.
I also left my son put this in his school bag!  As I'm sure we all know school time means germ time its nice to have this is his book bag and to know he will at least use it before eating or after using the potty.

The Nourishing lotion left my kids skin super soft, I also loved that it was for sensitive skin :)

I think the lotion to powder was my favorite I sure everyone knows how messy baby powers can be.  This eliminated the mess since it started out as lotion :) 

All the Susan Brown products had a nice smell too!  I like that each of them could fit into my purse.

Useing great products like Susan Brown baby items gives met he peace of mind that I'm using only the best on my kids :).


Want to check out Susan's Brown Baby products for yourself?
See my link below 

Disclaimer:  I received this product for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

  I received the above products through Sublime Media Connection in exchange for an honest review. In no way was I asked to give a positive review.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Polar Bear Coolers Review

Polar Bear Coolers Review

Polar Bear Coolers offer soft side coolers that are leak proof and sweat proof.  Has a five-layer air trap design that is guaranteed to keep ice cold for 24 hours in 100-degree!  Also will keep your hot stuff hot!
Super durable outside which makes Polar Bear Coolers great for camping and other outdoor activity!  
I also love that they are easily transported and have a lot of room inside.  When not in use they fold down to a nice store-able size.  Easy to clean, you just wipe it down with soap and water.
 Looks so much nicer then the average cooler!  I love the handles and that they make is really easy to transport around.
 Insulated inside keeps your cold stuff cold, and your hots hot :)
I'm trying to show you here how deep it goes.  I had my hand flat and it went all the way to my underarm.  So I was able to fit so much stuff in here.

My family and I took our cooler camping.  We stocked it up and were so impressed with how it kept all of our food cool for us, my hubby couldn't get over the fact of all the stuff he could fit in and I was impressed that I could just turn the cooler inside out when it was time to clean :)
  I sadly in my haste to pack for camping forgot my camera :(  so I don't have any photos to show!!

Another thing my hubby can't wait for is football season.  He keeps telling me all the stuff he is going to put in the cooler and take to his "football parties" with him.....  My hubby's football parties consist of him locking himself in our bedroom with a year supply of food and drink!!  So this cooler will be perfect for that :)

Polar Bear Coolers offer many more items at their site, I will leave the links below for you to check them out:

Disclaimer:  I received this product in exchange for a honest review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review, all opinions are my own.

Monday, September 10, 2012

promoting a giveaway!

Promoting a great giveaway!

Wanted to tell everyone about a great giveaway going on right now!  Entering is so easy!  I will leave the link below for the giveaway :)

Make sure you enter!  You def. don't want to miss this one!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Pinkphreek's Etsy Shop Review

Pinkphreek's Etsy Shop Review

The Pinkspreek shop is filled with unique crochet and other handmade goods. Everything is super cute and all handmade so they are all unique.  The shop will also do custom orders.
I was so excited to be able to review the football Crochet hats with my boys.  Not only are the super cute for football season they are also a great back to school item!
 My sons were so excited to be able to wear these.  We are huge football fans in my house so we love anything football.  Plus my older son can't wait to where his to school and show all his friends :)
 Beside the fact they were super cute they also fit perfect and kept my kids heads warm :).
 The hats were high quality and I could tell a lot of effort was put into making them.  I think they looked cute on both of my sons.  I sure you can see from their faces that they loved them.
Little Quinn kept putting his hands on his head to make sure his was still there. 

 The shop offers so many different items.  So there really is something for everyone.  Crochet items, jewelery, bath items and even tutu's for little girls.  Everything is handmade and a lot of effort and love goes into each item.

If you are looking for a unique hat for your kids or ever yourself make sure to check out pinkpheek's shop I will leave the link below.
Pinkspheek's facebook page 

Disclaimer:  I received this product for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review all opinions are my own.