Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Alpha One Cynthia Eden Review

Alpha One Cynthia Eden Review

As I'm sure everyone knows I'm a huge Cynthia Eden fan :)!  I was recently approved to read a ARC review copy of Alpha One and I LOVED it!
It was an action packed, high suspense, keep you on the edge of you seat, unable to put it down kinda book...  And I discovered that in just the first chapter!!

Amazon LinkAlpha One has it all!   The one that got away, second chance love, lies, secrets, suspense, and of course an Alpha male :)  All the components needed for a great romance book!  Not to mention a murderer on the lose, a take down anything and anyone in the way money hungry villain, and a secret that could destroy everything...
Yep I'd say Alpha One is definitely a great romance :)

Juliana James is abducted and being held hostage.  She is left to think of all the things that went wrong in her life.  And during her hostage period she keeps thinking of the one who left her.
Logan Quinn left Juliana years ago thinking it was best for her.  Trying to hide who he really was.  Yet she ends up being abducted and in the hands of a man who no witness every survived. 
Yet when Juliana needs to be rescued its Logan who saves her from hell.  But in a world of lies and and secrets shes still not safe.  Logan stays with her protecting her from all harm.  Which isn't easy when you don't know who  you can trust.  
Logan has a secret that could destroy everything....  And the ultimate question is put to the test...  Can love really survive anything?

This book will be released January 2, 2013 and its a must read!!!
For any other Cynthia Eden fan if you read her Deadly series you will LOVE Alpha One!  It has that same suspense thrilling feeling to it!
Here is my review of her Deadly Series

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

Splurge Skincare review

Splurge Skincare review

Why go to the spa when you can bring the spa to you?
Splurge Skincare is run by two “product junkies” and their philosophy is  "Don’t wait for a special occasion to indulge, splurge on yourself today!"

I absolutely love that!  And I agree :)  As women we deserve to indulge and with Splurge Skincare you can do just that :)
I got to try the Rub and the Lip Buttah!
I want to tell you a bit about each product and then tell you why I LOVED them!
The Rub is a sugar scrub Moisturizes without being greasy, and exfoliating without being harsh, "The Rub" will leave your skin smooth and glowing. 
So true!  I want to add it smells amazing and works wonder on dry skin!  I normally share everything with my sister, but with the rub I flat out refused because something really are just to good to share :)
It left my skin feeling silky and smooth all day!
Lip Buttah is a A creamy, long lasting, and incredibly moisturizing lip balm. 
And it works!  Every winter my lips get so cracked and dried out.  Since using the lip buttah I am yet to have that problem this winter.  It left my lips smooth and soft!

I am so in love with Splurge Skincare and I know I will be using these product and this company for a very long time!

Want to learn more or buy some goodies for yourself?
Check out my link below

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

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Noxicare review


Noxicare review

Recently I was given the chance to review Noxicare Natural Pain Reliever cream
There is many pain relievers out there so I bet your wonder what sets Noxicare apart from the rest?  Why should I buy them over others?  
Noxicare is a breakthrough natural, patent-pending pain relief formula that is a proprietary combination of 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers that quickly and effectively alleviate inflammation, muscle aches and nerve pain—with NO known side effects and without a prescription.
Noxicare provies natural pain relief for
  1. Acute and chronic inflammation: your body’s immune response to irritation or other injuries with features like redness, swelling, warmth and pain.
  2. Muscle aches: Muscle aches can be acute (as a result of athletic injury) or chronic (experienced by fibromyalgia or cancer sufferers) and involve ligaments, tendons, bones and organs.
  3. Nerve pain: Painful nerve endings in the layers of your skin can cause burning, throbbing and stinging.

    And yes it works!!  I requested to review this product, but at the same time thought I wouldn't get the chance to use it anytime soon!  Sadly I was wrong black Friday I was half asleep and stepped off a curb and really hurt my ankle.  I came home and rubbed noxicare on it and with moments the paid had greatly subsided I was so impressed!  My husband plays baseball in the spring and is only complaining of a sore something or other.  I'm so happy that I now have a pain reliever for him that will really work.
    And with all natural ingredients like  Turmeric, Willow Bark, ginger, Holy Basil, Rosemary extract, alpha lipoic acids, and boswellisa extract I know it will be safe for us to use!

 Want to learn more see my links below:
or feel free to like them on facebook 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Hail Merry Review

Hail Merry Macaroon Review

Hail Merry is an amazing company dedicated to bringing us a healthier way of living.  By changing the foods we eat!  So many times I hear people say they don't like health snacks because they don't taste good, well with Hail Merry that is not the case!  I got to try 3 of their Macaroons and I LOVED them!  The flavors are divine and I couldn't stop popping them into my mouth.
They are raw, vegan and glutton free :)  Making them the ultimate guilt free snack! 
Everyone in my family enjoyed these!

 "Hail Merry snacks were created to entice and educate more people on the raw, vegan and gluten-free snack food world by redefining what healthy snacking entails." Hail Merry site

I loved these Macaroons, but that is not all Hail Merry carries here a few more items you can get from the company:
Chocolate Almond Butter Miracle Tart
Chocolate Miracle Tart
Chocolate Mint Miracle Tart
Meyer Lemon Miracle Tart
Lemon Blue Agave Grawnola
Orange Cranberry Grawnola
Strawberry almond
caramel sea salt
Blonde Macaroons
Chocolate Macaroons
Nuts and Seeds
Orange Rosemary Pecans
Lemon Thyme Pecans
Chimayo Chili Pecans
Vanilla Maple Almonds
Salt N Pepper Sunflower Seeds

Want to learn more check out their website here:

Disclaimer:  I received these products for the purpose of review.  I was in no way paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pyure’s Natural Stevia

Want a better alternative to imitation sugar? Pyure’s Natural Stevia Sweetener is a great-tasting, zero-calorie, healthy alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners!
Pyure is also non-GMO verified by the Non-GMO project which means that they do not use genetically modified foods to produce their sweetener. All n packages will feature the non-GMO verified seal.So are you looking for that great alternative?? 
 As someone with a dad who has diabetes, I always am!  Its how I knew Pyure would be perfect for him!  So it was with him in mind that I contacted Pyure to see if I could review.
The company sent me a box of Pyure All-Natural Stevia Sweetener.  These can be used in anything you already use sugar in!  Tea, coffee, my hubby likes to put it on his toast!  My dad though is very picky so he was the one I was worried about liking it.

Wondering if he liked the taste?
He said it was Amazing!  Well okay my dad said it was good tasted fine.....  But to my dad that is the equivalent of amazing lol!!
The packets are perfect for on the go too!  When we are going out to eat or to a relatives house I tell my mom to take a few for my dad.  That way I don't have to worry about him :)

Want to learn more and check out the company 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 options are my own.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Laurie's Buffalo Gourmet Review

Laurie's Buffalo Gourmet Review

Recently I was given the chance to review Laurie's Buffalo Gourmet Salsa and Chips.  This was the perfect time to do this review because my boys had their birthday party Saturday.  I got to get a wide range of opinions on the Chips and Salsa.

They were a HUGE hit!  I had the chance to try 3 different salsas

Roasted Chile With Black Beans And Garlic
Fire Hot Salsa With Habanero Peppers
 Roasted Pueblo Chile And Cilantro
Each had its own unique taste!  The men in my family seemed to LOVE Fire hot Salsa with Habanero peppers :)!  I personally liked the Roasted Pueblo Chile and Cilantro.  Everything tasted so fresh and vibrant!  I was so impressed and I was even more impressed when I read this on the website: "With our salsa you can rest assured that you are getting only fresh veggies, NEVER canned. Many jarred salsa companies use canned vegetables to cut costs and extend shelf life. Not us! No thank you!
We hand cut and fire roast our vegetables before cooking and jarring, so you'll get a flavor that is as close to granny's fresh made stuff as you can get. "
Laurie's Buffalo Gourmet Salsa is def. top of the line salsa!
Well you can't have a great salsa with out an amazing chip to put it on!  Laurie's Buffalo Gourmet has that covered too.
I was sent 5 bags of chips to try.

                              Black Bean & Garlic
Chipotle & White Corn
Sesame Medley
Thick & Heart Toasted Corn
Thin White Corn

 I actually recognized all the ingredients in these chips!  They were so good and tasted amazing with the salsa!  My family devoured these at the party and needless to say none made it home!

Want to hear even more great things about these products?
all natural
 non GMO corn 
0 grams trans fat 
cholesterol free
no artificial flavors colors or preservatives
no added sugar 
no MSG 
good source of fiber 
and Low in sodium
I'm so impressed with Laurie's Buffalo Gourmet and I highly recommend the to everyone!
Want to check them out for yourself?
See my links 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.

Friday, November 16, 2012

step 2 giveaway

Make sure to get your entries into this giveaway I"m helping to promote!  Trust me you little ones will def. love this giveaway :)  Hopefully a Simply Me reader wins!
Good luck everyone!

Dress up clothes, super hero capes, and simple pots and pans can all be fun toys through the imaginative eyes of a child. When you add those elements to a super fun play space, you could soon find your child occupied for hours.

Welcome to the Step2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen Giveaway Event

Your sweet littles will love the realistic sounds of the burner and microwave. Plus this adorable little kitchen is 41" H and 26" W, so it won't take up half of your living room. Imaginations will flourish when inspired with this incredible new giveaway! Fresh Accents Kitchen Product Features:
  • Stylish kitchen with "window" for imaginative play
  • Electronic features: microwave and stove top
  • Includes coffee pot with molded-in coffee maker
  • 30 piece accessory set included (accessories may vary)
  • Requires 4 "AA" and 2 "AAA" batteries (not included)
  • Minimal adult assembly required
Giveaway starts Nov 16th at 12:01 AM EST and ends Dec 2, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to the US only. Must be at least 18 years old to enter and eligible to win. Entry is super easy! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below! a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: **The Simply me Blog** received no compensation for posting this giveaway, and is not responsible for prize

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

eDiaperCakes.com GIVEAWAY



It has been quite some time since my baby shower.  When I had Quinn I still had all Brandon Jr's baby stuff so I didn't have a shower for Quinn.  So that means my baby shower was in 2007!!  That is a pretty long time ago!

I remember the one thing I thought I would get for my shower!  A Diaper cake, I thought they looked so amazing and really truly thought I would get one.  But sadly I did not,  Guess the people throwing my shower didn't love me  (YES MOM AND BRITTANY THIS IS DIRECTED AT YOU!....LOL) hehe but all jokes aside I really do think Diaper cakes are an amazing part of baby showers and I think it is something all expecting moms have come to expect at the baby shower.

So that leaves you with the question where do you get a really amazing one.  One that will stick out above all others?  I have recently discovered ediaperCakes.com  
I am so amazed with their products!  I myself can't enjoy them since I'm not expecting, but I thought it would be something you my followers would apperciate!  

 These are just a few photos of the amazing items carried at the ediapercakes website!  I love them all and I'm so excited to to show them to you!  It gets even better the owner has agreed to give a Simply Me follower a $25 gift certificate to the shop  see the rafflecopter below.

Must be 18+ and live in the continental USA 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sante Bakery Review

Sante Bakery Review

Recently I was given the opportunity to try and review a Sante Bakery treat!  
I bet you are wondering who Sante Bakery is? 
"Santé" - in French literally means "health". Sante Bakery's goal is to offer us foods that are health and right from the earth!
They use local and organic ingredients only.
Their labels are made of post-consumer recycled materials.
Their inner wrappers are biodegradable.
Their inks are vegetable derived.
So needless to say they are health and green!  Both of which are 2 of my favorite things :).

So are you wondering what item I got to review?
The Chocolate Goji Berry Cookie!
All I have to say is yes its taste as good as it sounds and looks!

These cookies are made with organic whole wheat flour, organic white whole wheat flour,organic rolled oats, organic goji berry, turbinado raw sugar, organic unsweetened apple sauce, egg, organic vanilla extract.
The only problem is once you eat one you just can't stop!
The cookie was so soft and melted in my mouth.  Also this was my first time eating a Goji berry.  I LOVED it.  IT had such a unique and sweet flavor.
I loved them, my kids loved them, and my hubby loved them :)
They were a guilt free treat for the whole family! 
You can tell Sante Bakery takes their time in making quality food products.  These cookies had it all.  Taste, texture, and they were healthy!

Want to learn more about Sante Bakery and see all the other great items that they have?  See my link below. 
Sante Bakery

Disclaimer:  I was given these products to review.  In no way was I paid to write the review.  All opinions are my own.

Monday, November 12, 2012



  Recently I was given the chance to review Parnevu hair products.  I was given the T-Tree shampoo, extra dry salon shampoo, and scalp therapy.  I wanted to use each product for a few days before I wrote my review.  

Wonder what I thought?
I loved all of them!   They made my hair feel and look so healthy!  I have a few photos of my hair and my brother girlfriends hair after using the products!

 My hair. 
 I'm sure you can see how shiny and health it looks.  I can also tell you it felt so soft and seems to be healthier!  I always have issues with my hair breaking when I'm trying to brush it or straighten it!  Since using the products  I find my hair breaking has been significant reduced!  I hope if I continue to use the products that will stop all together :)!!
 Aly's Hair
My brothers girlfriend has issues with dry hair.  I left Aly use the T-tree shampoo and she was so amazed at how it made her hair and scalp feel!  She loves the products as much as I do!

All the items I reviewed:


 T-Tree shampoo:
This product left my hair so soft!  I loved that managing my hair seemed so easy after using this!

Scalp therapy:  Reduced itching and helped keep moisture in my hair.  I loved the way this product smell too :)!


Extra dry hair salon shampoo:
This product helps remove build up in hair!  I also think this is what is helping my hair to stop breaking.  Out of all the products this one is my personal favorite :)! 

These are just a few of the products that Parnevu carries!  You can check out their website and see all the other amazing products they have.  There is something for all hair types!  I highly recommend these products to all women.  

Disclaimer:  I was not paid to write this review.  I was given products for the purpose of reviewing.  All opinions are my own.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mavea review

Mavea Review

Recently I was given the opportunity to review a Mavea purifying water pitcher.  I was very impressed with this product.  I want to tell you a bit about why Mavea is a must have item!  I think it will be fun to do this review as a Q and A.

So why use a purifying water Pitcher?
~Tap water, may contain partials that will affect waters taste, smell, appearance and the quality of the water itself and the things we use it for.   MAVEA water filter provides cleaner, great-tasting drinking water.  And it also purify the water we use for our coffee, tea and cooking purposes. 
~Mavea softens our water making it easier on our appliances. 
~   Helps to reduces mercury, cadmium, copper, atrazine, simazine, benzene, and tetrachloroethylene in our water.
~ includes silver activated carbon to inhibit the growth of odor causing bacteria.

Did I notice a difference?
Right away!  This is the way water should taste!  After using the Mavea my water had a crisp fresh taste!  Normally my well leaves my water with a weird metallic taste.  I stopped drinking it a long time ago and have been relying on bottle water...  Which can cost a lot and I hated using that much plastic.
So I'm sure you can understand how relieved I am to be able to start drinking my tap water again :)!

How do you use it?  Is it hard?
Its as simple as 1, 2, 3!
1) Put your filter into place.
2) Put your lid on. 
3) last you fill with water!
So easy to use!
hmm I guess we can add a step 4 of pour yourself a cup of water lol!

What other features did you like about the product?
Well beside the fact it made my water taste great :)
I love the fact it has a flap in the lid!  I don't have to remove the lid until I need to wash it or replace the filter.
The flap just opens up as running water goes it!  Talk about super easy.
I also love the convenient meter at the top that lets you know when its time to replace your filter.  

Where can I learn more?
You can always ask me more about my experience too :)

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

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Better to Bite

 New Cynthia Eden book!!

As I'm sure everyone knows I'm a HUGE Cynthia Eden fan!  I've read all her books and I even facebook/blog stalk her lol.
Today I have a super huge announcement!
Her first Young adult novel has been published!
The Better to Bite 
Amazon Link to The Better to Bite

I plan to start reading it tonight and will have a full book review up for you soon.
I just wanted to take this chance to give a shout out and spread the word :)!

*~*Next part is copied from Amazon*~*
Don't go into the woods. 
Sixteen-year-old Anna Lambert knows that the woods near her new home aren't safe. She's seen the wolves that stalk through that dark forest, but Anna doesn't scare easily. Anna is cursed--or gifted, depending on how you look at it--with the ability to find anyone or anything that is lost. 
So when folks start disappearing in the small town of Haven, Anna's father, the sheriff, has to use her special skills as they begin to hunt for a killer.
But the killer isn't exactly human. 

As Anna is pulled deeper into the secrets of Haven--a town that is truly cursed--she finds herself falling for two, equally mysterious boys. With the danger closing in, one of those boys may just turn out to be her savior. And the other? He could be a very big, very bad...beast.
Beware of beasts...and boys...with bite.

Make sure to check this out!  I promise you wont be disappointed with a Cynthia Eden book :)

Cardstore Freebie

The Card store is running an awesome freebie! TODAY ONLY!
 You can get 10 free personalized holiday cards!  With FREE shipping too!
  All you have to do is go here: http://www.cardstore.com/
Click on the 10 free banner
make your card
then check out :)
when you are checking out make sure you update your cart to 10 cards!
when it asks for you promotional code enter:  CCN2433

Little Soya Review and Giveaway

I eat Soy sauce on Everything steak, pork, chicken, rice ect ect ect!
The problem with Soy sauce is it not that good for you....  well at least I thought so until I found Little Soya!

Little Soya is a less sodium and gluten-free soy sauce.  Less sodium was def. a must have for me! Little Soya has 45% less sodium than the leading soy sauce brand.   I’m not sure if you ever seen the label on a bottle of regular soy sauce… but its not pretty!!
To top it off Little Soya is non-GMO tested and contains no MSG.

I love the bottles it comes in making it easy to not only enjoy at home, but to also enjoy on the go.  You have no clue how many times I asked for soy sauce at a steak house and had them tell me they didn’t have it!  They only have steak sauce!  So these little packages will come in handy for :)
OH and its gets better tish-shaped, fun containers are recyclable and re-sealable!

So are you wondering how it tasted?
It had the perfect blends of salts and sweet flavor bringing out the flavor of my dish and not over powering it!
I can't wait to try Little Soya in my homemade beef jerky!
(Recipe to be posted later :)!!)
I will will never got to my over salty unhealthy Soy sauce from now on I will be using Little Soya!

Little Soya is available  750 grocery stores all across the country such as HEB, Kroger, Randall’s, Safeway, Tom Thumb, Von’s, Albertson’s, King Kullen, Stop & Shop, Big Y, Phoenicia, Spec’s and many more.
Or you can buy online here:


I received this product for the purpose or review all options are my own. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Time to vote :) 

Today is...

Election Day!! 
 Make sure you vote today!  
Since today is a day for voting would you please vote for my sons Halloween photo?? 

Thank you :)  Link below

My sons photo  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

blogger wanted

Step2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen Event

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Event date: Nov 16th, 2012 to Dec 2nd 2012

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

Friday, November 2, 2012

Mrs. Brown's Bath Bakery

Are you looking for new and fun whimsy beauty items?  
Like Chocolate Hair conditioner
Eggnog Milk bath
Jelly facials
If so you definitely want to check out  Mrs Browns Bath Bakery shop
At Etsy!  She carries unique one of kind items that you wont find elsewhere!

See my links below:

Madjon Review

Review for Madjon


 I love to cook and try new foods!  I also love having my family over and giving them great foods to try.  I'm always looking for the best for my family and part of me likes being complimented on how great a certain snack is.  Or being able to tell them where I purchased something. 
A big thing with my family is different types of dips and Salsas.  The dips I normally make from scratch, but I always buy my Salsa.  Lately at the store I've been very disappointed!  They all seam to taste the same and have no real flavor nothing that makes one stick up from the rest.  So I went on a new Salsa search scorching the internet trying to find that new great salsa.  By some stroke of luck I came across Madjon's page.  The food looked and sounded absolute amazing!  I contacted the owner to see if I could sample some of the salsa and be able to review it on my blog........  I was so excited when I received an email back telling me I could review!
For the next few days I've waited in anticipation so excited to try this!
The day it arrived I all but ripped the box open.  I couldn't wait for my hubby to get home so I got some out for me in my kids to try....
IT WAS AMAZING!  So many delicious flavors, never again will I be able to eat store bought salsa!
Madjon also has a new cook book out called:  MadJon Holiday
I can't wait to check it out!  If the recipes are as Delicious as the salsa this book is a must have!
Want to check out Madjon's yourself?  See my links below.
Madjon facebook

Disclaimer:  I received this product for the purpose of review .  I was in no way paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.