Friday, April 19, 2013

Product Review: Olay Fresh Effects

Olay has a great reputation as a company on the cutting edge of beauty product development. I have never had a problem with their products and have had sensitive skin in the past. They, once again, have come out with a whole new fun line of products called Olay Fresh Effects. They graciously sent me some of the products to test out. The coolest thing was the packaging they used to send it to me!! (see pics) It was all cardboard and it was in a relatively small box considering how huge it was when I opened it all up. Very fun and creative, Olay! 

Here's some info on their new product line:

  • Treating yourself to a micro-facial has never been easier, with Olay Fresh Effects products!
  • The new Olay Fresh Effects products will leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated:
    • Va-Va-Vivid!- Powered Contour Cleansing System: This powerful brush with super-soft, supple bristles gently massages your skin for a healthy-looking glow and a full-face cleansing.
    • Shine, Shine Go Away!- Shine Minimizing Cleanser: This cleanser has all the purifying power of a mask, but lathers and rinses like a daily cleanser to remove 2X more dirt, oil, and make-up than basic cleansing.
    • Bead Me Up!- Exfoliating Cleanser: Foaming bubbles and exfoliating microbeads come together to gently purify and lift away dirt, while softly scrubbing your skin for a beautifully fresh, healthy look.
    • S’Wipe Out!- Refreshing Make-up Removal Cloths: These special pre-moistened cloths are covered in cottony-soft cleansing pockets  to lift away dirt and makeup – even waterproof mascara – in a flash.
    • Long Live Moisture!- Satin Finish Lotion: Lose the shine and get satiny active moisturizers keeping your skin soft and smooth for up to 24-hours!
    • BB Cream!- Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen: An all-in-one solution for instantly brighter-looking, smoother-feeling, more even skin tone.

If you've had an opportunity to try the new products, which of the Olay Fresh Effects products is your favorite and how does it fit into your daily beauty routine?

FTC guidelines: The Olay Fresh Effects product, information, and gift pack has been provided by Olay.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Book Review: God Gave Us Easter

This is an absolutely precious book by the same author, Lisa Tawn Bergren, who brought us God Gave Us Christmas and lots of other "God Gave Us..." titles. I read it right away with the kids and they loved the story of the little polar bear and her dad trekking through the forest as they learned all about Easter. Very, very good read. It takes a hard to understand concept like Easter and explains it very well.

This book was provided to me by Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Winn-Dixie Gift Card Winner

True Random Number Generator  2Powered by RANDOM.ORG
Sorry for the delay in announcing my giveaway winner, but the days just got away from me! According to which is a Random Number Generator, comment number TWO is the winner which is Angie!! Congratulations, Angie. Your Winn-Dixie gift card will be shipped to your home! Thanks everyone for participating. :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Giveaway: $25 Winn-Dixie Card

 Thanks to MyBlogSpark and Winn-Dixie who are offering my readers a chance at a $25 Winn-Dixie gift card!! Check out their info:
  • When you buy 5 participating Box Tops items at Winn Dixie save 10 cents per gallon on gas AND get 20 Bonus Box Tops
  • Find great savings on Box Tops products including Big G cereal, Nature Valley and Fiber One bars, Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks, and many other great products
  • Check out to find out more about the Box Tops for Education program and how you can help support your local school
To enter for a chance to win, simply leave a comment with your email address. For a SECOND chance, share this giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter and leave a SECOND comment stating that you did so. I will pick the winner on Saturday, January 12th at 9 AM. 

"Disclosure: The information and gift cards have been provided by Winn Dixie and General Mills through MyBlogSpark."

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Audio Book Review: Les Miserables

I haven't seen the movie, Les Miserables, yet...not sure if I will as I am not a huge fan of musicals, but we shall see.  I do, however, enjoy audio books and these days it is much easier to get through an audio book than a regular book. Plus, this radio drama version is only 4 hours long. I have never read the real book, so I don't know if this abridged version leaves anything to be desired, but it was definitely entertaining and interesting. It's produced by the same people who produce Focus on the Family radio theater so it is definitely family friendly radio.

This audio book was provided to me by Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest review.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Perrigo Winner!

Angelica Biek is my Perrigo Pack Winner!! Congratulations! Thanks for entering everyone. :)

The Perrigo Nutritionals product, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Perrigo Nutritionals.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Giveaway!! Perrigo Nutritionals=free formula

Perrigo Nutritionals have offered my bloggers the chance to win one of the above gift packs! They gave me one to try out and then one to give away to my readers that will be shipped directly to you. The bottle brush has a soap dispensing feature which I love and the bottle drying rack is awesome!

The Perrigo Nutritionals product, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Perrigo Nutritionals.

•             Perrigo Nutritionals store brand baby formula is sold under individual retailer brands, including:
o             Walmart’s Parent’s Choice
o             Target’s Up & Up
•             They are as nutritionally complete as the national brands, yet cost 50% less
•             All store brand formulas meet or exceed FDA standards
•    – 
•             Facebook –
•             Twitter -  @StrBrandFormula

Your gift pack will include:
•             One can of Parent’s Choice Premium
•             One can of Up & Up Advantage
•             One copy of Save a Bundle: 50+ Ways to Save Big on Baby Gear
•             Baby bottle drying rack
•             Formula dispenser
•             Bottle brushes

To enter, simply leave a comment that you want to be entered!! For a second entry, share this post on Facebook or Twitter and then leave a second comment stating that you did so. I will pick the winner via the random number generator on Friday morning 7 AM so get your entries in quickly!

Book Review: Come to the Table

Neta Jackson has done it again. Come to the Table is the second book in her SouledOut Sisters Series...say that five times fast. I would recommend reading her books in order (starting with the Yada Yada Prayer Group Series) as she really takes her time developing her characters to where you feel like you know them; like they could be your friends. I love reading her books and only wished she could write faster!!

I received a complimentary copy from Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze site in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Book Review: Battle for Cannibal Island

As many of you know, I have a very awesome 7-year-old son. :) I was taught to have a love for reading at an early age and it is my desire that all of my kids love to read too. Easier said than done... When Reagan started reading, finding books that he enjoyed was easy enough, but as his level of reading progressed, I couldn't seem to find books that grabbed his attention. I tried the Magic Treehouse Series, but after a while I realized there was way too much magic in them. Finally, I discovered the Adventures in Odyssey Imagination Series from Focus on the Family. LOVE THEM! I rarely buy books (I love, love, love the library), especially at full price, but once Reagan devoured the first one, I bought the rest right away. I grew up listening to the Adventures in Odyssey radio program and I knew the doctrine was sound so I didn't feel the need to preview every book before he read them. Yay! I was super thrilled to get to review the Battle for Cannibal Island provided by the Tyndale Blog Network...or rather my son will review this great book.

Simply put, he told me that he liked the way the characters travel from one book to the next. He likes the fun adventures they go on. He doesn't want to tell the end of the story because he wants other kids to read it. :)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Winn-Dixie GC Winner!!

I meant to post this this morning at 9, not this evening at 9, but here I am!! I used (the random number generator, which chose comment number 8: Mami2jcn. Congratulations!! I will be emailing you for your address.

Thanks everyone for participating. Hope to be back soon with more freebies!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Stand By Me- Book Review

Neta Jackson is one of my favorite authors. She wrote the Yada Yada Prayer Group Series and then did a spin-off called the Yada Yada House of Hope Series followed by this book, Stand By Me, the 1st in the SouledOut Sisters Series. I would recommend reading these books in order because so many characters are developed as she goes and carried over into the other series. I thoroughly enjoy her books and this one did not disappoint!

Bringing Up Girls-Book Review

I have had a boy for 7 years now. I read Dr. Dobson's Bringing Up Boys when my son was 6 months old and thoroughly enjoyed it. I now have a baby girl and what a different creature she is!! She is now 9 months old and I figured it was time to read Bringing up Girls now. It starts out by talking about the physiological and psychological differences between boys and girls and I really appreciated all the research and learned a lot about myself as a girl. Dr. Dobson, as usual, hit a home run with this book and I highly recommend it.

For Women Only in the Workplace-Book Review

I love Shaunti Feldhahn's writing. While this specific book didn't speak to me at this point in my life (since I am not in the Workplace), her writing is still great. Her favorite book of mine was a joint venture with her husband called For Women Only/For Men Only. It's a two-in-one book where one side of the book is for women and the other side is for men. It's a great book for understanding the opposite sex. I would definitely recommend For Women Only in the Workplace if you are a woman in the workplace!

Winn-Dixie $25 Gift Card Giveaway!!!

Again, I have been MIA from my blog...what can I say? With a now 9-month-old, 4-year-old, 7-year-old and homeschooling, there is little time for anything else...but  I do still love my blog and all my great followers. For that reason, I am not coming back empty handed...I come bearing gifts!!! Winn-Dixie has graciously offered a $25 gift card to one of my readers. They just wanted me to pass on some awesome information about their Box Tops and Fuel Perks program.
  • When you buy 5 participating Box Tops items at Winn Dixie save 10 cents per gallon on gas AND get 20 Bonus Box Tops
  • Find great savings on Box Tops products including Big G cereal, Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, and many other great products
  • Check out to find out more about the Box Tops for Education program and how you can help support your local school

To make it even sweeter, I have a$5/$30 Winn-Dixie coupon that I will mail to you so you can use it along with your $25 gift card so you will get $30 in groceries FREE!! Who doesn't love that?? 

To enter, simply leave a comment stating that you would love to win! For a second entry, share this blog post on Facebook or Twitter and then leave a SECOND comment stating that you have shared it. I will pick the winner Friday morning at 9 AM so you have until then to get your entries in.

Here are some links for more info on Winn-Dixie, Box Tops and Fuel Perks:

Disclosure:  The information and gift cards have been provided by Winn Dixie and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Publix gift card winner!

Well, here we have it! The winner of the $25 Publix gift card is: Jess Howard! Her comment was number 26 which is the number the Random Number Generator (see below) picked! Thanks to everyone who entered and thanks for reading my blog. :)
True Random Number Generator  26Powered by RANDOM.ORG