I am always looking to work with companies who are family friendly and can appreciate honesty and thoroughness. If you have a product or service you would like tested and reviewed please contact me at gettagomez@yahoo.com

Friday, November 7, 2014


100% Natural Bully Sticks

Hey dog lovers, this review is especially for you!
I want to introduce you to my fur baby's newest favorite treat.

These Bully Sticks are from Best For My Pets.
They are a little bit pricey, but if you read the description you can see they have many benefits.

  • MORE THAN JUST ENTERTAINING YOUR DOG! Did you know that chewing gives dogs a sense of comfort calming them down? More than that, chewing on BULLY STICKS becomes a fun and natural way to CLEAN TEETH and keep them strong. This delicious long-lasting chewing treat helps to maintain your dog's oral hygiene and health.
  • ALL NATURAL, 100% PURE BEEF. Our bully sticks are free of chemical, preservatives or additives. Made of dried muscle, they are Gluten-Free and Grain-Free, 100% digestible. Hard like bones, it is very difficult to break them into smaller pieces. Choose something remarkable and safe to satisfy your dog's cravings to chew.
  • DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY. Low in fat, our bully sticks are a powerful source of protein. 

I ordered these on Amazon and they were shipped to my house very fast. 
They come in a 8oz resealable package, and they each stick is about 6 inches long.
They have no smell and they are sourced from free range cattle.
These are chemical free, they promote oral health, chewing on Bully Sticks provides stress relief and can give dogs a sense of comfort. These are 100% digestible and high in protein and low in fat.
Bully  Sticks also has a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee or your money back!

My dog Bobo, pictured below is a smaller type dog and he loves his Bully Sticks!
The good thing is these are very had and one stick lasts for a long time.
It feels great to give my dog something that is good for him and he can enjoy!
One last thing I would like to mention is that everytime you purchase Bully Sticks from Best For My Pets, a portion of your purchase will help support dog rescues through out the USA.
For more information on Bully Sticks, check out their website here:

Or you can order them on Amazon here:

Bobo waiting for me to open the bag of Bully Sticks.
Check out and connect with BEST FOR MY PETS 

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.



Jumbo Size
From Priority Chef
The Priority Chef Citrus Squeezer and Lemon Juicer comes in industrial grade 18/10 stainless steel and can be used to squeeze lemons, limes and even small oranges in seconds.

Do you like lemon or lime on your food, salad or drinks?
I do, I love lemon or lime on my tacos, shrimp and salad.
I also love fresh squeezed lemon in my tea.
Well I just found this new product from Priority Chef.
It is a premium citrus squeezer, that is made from high quality stainless steel, fits all kinds of fruits, not just limes and lemons. It can be used for cocktails, fish, carnitas, salads, and more.
I have been messing with this lemon squeezer all week. It is very sturdy. I have squeezed lemons and oranges in it and it is very easy to press. My 12 year old daughter can do it too.
I was really surprised at how much juice I could actually extract.
It is a must for seafood lovers and bar keepers.
I ran it through the dishwasher, top and bottom a few times with no problems.
Great for the cocktail enthusiast, or smoothie loves or use your imagination and go wild!

Right now Priority Chef is offering a great deal on Amazon.com
You can get $7.00 off The Premium Citrus Squeezer by entering promo code: CITR7OFF
Order or take a look here:
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014


I want to introduce the newest member of our family to you!
This is Sparky!

Sparky is a Dream Team Pet.

Dream Team Pets is much more than a bedtime toy-it's an innovative kid's sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed. Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night's sleep. If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet, but when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet. What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves!

In my home we have 3 kids and all of their bedtimes are different since they are all different in age.
Sometimes, it can be a constant battle with my youngest.
Sometimes he wants to stay up, or he gets out of bed, or sometimes he is scared and just doesn't want to be alone at night. So when I got the opportunity to test out a Dream Team Pet, I jumped at the chance.

I ordered my Dream Team Pet off Amazon.
They have different animals that you can pick from such as Magical Cat, Playful Puppy and Mighty Lion.
I chose the Playful Puppy because I felt my son would connect with him.
When your Dream Team Pet arrives at your doorstep, he comes with a professionally illustrated book, a certificate of training and and stickers to reward the pet (and child) for good bedtime behavior.
Our Dream Tea Pet Sparky is very soft and snugly.
The book that comes with him is really cute too! It is a hardcover that shares a special story of your pet and how he can defend your child from scary things with the help and training of your child. 
I love how interactive this is and how you can personalize it. My son reads it every night.
Your child also uses the stickers as a reward for completing training of your Dream Team Pet.

All in all this is a super cute concept, and a great opportunity for your child to learn  and get a great sense of pride and accomplishment while interacting with your Dream Team Pet, and at the same time he/she will feel loved and secure.

My son loves Sparky, he plays with him more then at just night. We often find Sparky in the living room or on the kitchen counter. He is a member of our family now and I am impressed with the responsibility my son has learned and yes, it does make bedtime easier since my son knows he has a job to do and he can count on Sparky to be there for him!

Sparky, Our Dream Team Pet is definitely going on the list of Getta's Got To Have Its!
I am also adding him to my holiday gift guide I am working on.
I recommend him to anyone with little ones.

Dream Team Pets is offering my readers 30% off .
That is a great price and there is no better time since we are in the holiday season.
Just click here and use promo code: USFGUIDE

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I was not paid for this review, however I did receive the product for free in exchange for my honestopinion and review.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chronos Pharma Super Premium 5 HTP Review

Super Premium 5 HTP Mood and Weight Support

Dietary Supplement from ChronosPharma

Do you want to proactive about your emotional well being? Emotional eating? Anxiety? Lack of motivation? Want to improve sleeping patterns? If you can say yes to any of these questions and you want to use a safe, natural  way to do so then you might want to try Chronos Pharma`s 5-HTP.  Just two capsules a day and you may be on your way to a healthier and happier life. Chronos Pharma states their products are made from the best ingredients, by the most qualified professionals and at a state of the art FDA approved facility!
 Chronos Pharma states years of research went into perfecting their product so you could have the best possible results. 

So, I ordered these off of Amazon and decided to put these to the test. Anyone who truly knows me
will tell you, sometimes my mood is unstable. Not like psycho unstable, but some days my mood is better then others. I think this is true for most people at some point in their lifetime.
I may also be a little overweight, and these are supposed to also include a appetite suppressant and helps fight headaches and fibromyalgia pain.
These are also supposed to help prevent anxiety and help you sleep better.
This is quite the pill isn't it?

60 Easy to Swallow Capsules
Made In The USA

The main ingredient listed on the bottle is Hydroxytryptophan.
I had to do a little research on Drugs.Com to find out exactly what 
Hydroxytryptophan was and I wanted to share it with you.

5-hydroxytryptophan, also known as 5-HTP, is a dietary supplement made from the seeds of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia.
5-hydroxytryptophan has been used in alternative medicine as an aid to relieve the symptoms of anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, insomnia, chronic headaches, premenstrual syndrome, binge-eating related to obesity, attention deficit disorder, and chronic headaches. 5-hydroxytryptophan has also been used in treating certain seizures and symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Not all uses for 5-hydroxytryptophan have been approved by the FDA. 5-hydroxytryptophan should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor. -Drugs.Com

These pills arrived very quickly. Right to my door. I just love Amazon.
The bottle contains 60 capsules.
First thing I noticed, that really bugs me is there is no child proof lid on these.
So, if you order these, please be sure to keep them in a safe place.
The suggested use is 1-2 capsules taken at bedtime with 8 ounces of water or directed by a health professional.

I really want to give Chronos Pharma props on that statement above. I have tried various pills from Amazon and some of the bottles do not suggest anything about checking with a health professional. Good Job!
The bottle also has a caution on it for pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, or if you are already taking any prescription medication or anti depressants.
May cause drowsiness.
I suggest talking with your health professional when taking or trying anything new.

After taking my first pill before bed, I can now understand the caution warnings about drowsiness.
I am going to be honest here, I like to feel drowsy before bed, it helps me sleep better instead of my mind wandering off to far away places.
When I woke up in the morning, I was no longer drowsy and I could start my day as any other day.
I continued this routine for a few days, and my sleeping habits improved dramatically.
I felt fine throughout the day, I didn't feel depressed or angry, but I usually don't anyways.
I did notice that my eating habits decreased a little, 2 pieces of pizza instead of 3.
 I did not feel like I had to drink the whole soda. I didn't even have a dessert craving. Good Stuff!

I don't have fibromyalgia, so I can't speak on that, but I did not get any headaches that I can think of, and I didn't feel sore after sitting at the computer desk for so long. Happy Happy Joy Joy!

With all of this said, I think the biggest plus of these pills for me is helping to regulate my sleeping patterns and help me with suppressing my appetite.
I am going to continue taking these and I may have to buy another bottle if my appetite continues to improve.

One last thing I want to share is that earlier in this blog post, (near the top) Chronos Pharma states their products are made from the best ingredients, by the most qualified professionals and at a state of the art FDA approved facility.
However, the bottle states "These statements have not been evaluated by The Food And Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease."

For more information abour Chronos Pharma Super Premium 5HTP Mood and Weight Support or
Hydroxytryptophans you can go here:

To order them on Amazon, click here:
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Birthday That Almost Didn't Happen

My Birthday Boy
I don't know about anyone else, but this
has been one of the longest weekends ever and I am not talking about the time change.
Seriously glad it is Sunday today.
Yes, I still have meals to make, chores, laundry and get the fam bam ready for Monday, but compared to Saturday, this will be a breeze.
Let me elaborate....
My son's birthday was November 1st.
Unlike other years, I decided to do something completely different this year by hosting his birthday party at McDonalds instead of dealing with the fuss of doing it at home.
I was super stoked and two weeks before his party, I had went down to our local McDonalds and put our deposit down to hold the party room. I had reserved it for November 1st, from 1:30-3:00 pm.
The way I looked at it was, this is going to save so much time and money and stress.
For a little under $100, you get a decorated party room, your own party host, or hostess, 10 Happy Meals, 10 Goodie bags, 10 Ice Cream Cones, Balloons, and a Birthday Cake.
The kids can be loud, play hard and you don't have to worry about a thing.
The kids and I showed up to McDonalds at 1pm (30mins until party time) to check in with manager and pay the balance of party costs.
As soon as we walked in, I noticed the party room was not decorated, and I went to the front counter to check in. I told the cashier I was here for the birthday party, she said she would get the manager. I watched her go in the back and speak to the manager. I saw Miss Managers face then turn white.
The cashier then came back and told me Miss Manager would be out in a few minutes.
I then knew something was wrong.
10 minutes go by, I'm still standing there waiting. I asked again to speak to the manager, I was then told she was getting everything ready. By this time, guests are starting to arrive and I am fuming, but still doing my best to maintain my composure.
It is now 1:30, most of my guests have arrived.
Finally at 1:40 Miss Manager comes out and tells me there was a few set backs, and they would be more then happy to give us an extra hour for the inconvenience.
I asked her what was the reason for the inconvenience?
I never got a straight answer. I asked her if they at least had the cake ready? I never got a straight answer. Now, remember I am hosting a party, I paid a deposit, my party room is not decorated, I have no host/hostess back helping me, I'm not sure if there is even a cake, I'm missing most of the party trying to discreetly handle this without my kids knowing anything is wrong, and you want to fix the situation by giving me an extra hour of free play time, that is basically already free.
Finally at about 2pm the manager brought out about 10 small plain balloons. She then asked if I would like to please come up to the counter and finish paying for the party?
"Party? What Party? "
As far as I knew, by this time, we were just a big group of people going to eat at McDonalds.
I had officially had it by now.
My so called party is already half over, and I missed half of that. I went to the counter and asked for my deposit back.
I was very surprised that they refunded my money without a hassle, but they knew they were in the wrong.
I then ordered 10 Happy Meals.
Luckily for me, we had also ordered an extra cake from our local grocery store just in case any of our guests had food allergies.
I took the Happy Meals back to the party, where the kids ate, sang Happy Birthday, had cake and opened presents.
We did all of that in the last 30 minutes.
My son and his friends did have a good time, even though it was pretty rushed in the end.
The cake that I brought from Raleys Supermarket was the absolutely best tasting cake I have ever had. I received so many compliments and it was decorated beautifully.
I was so relieved when it was over, it was a super stressful situation that left me with a terrible tension headache for the rest of the day.
I don't think we will be going back to that McDonalds for a long, long time...
Do you have any birthday party horror stories or even maybe a McDonalds horror story you would like to share?

Friday, October 31, 2014


Happy Halloween
October 31st is one of my most favorite days and I truly hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!
Please remember to be safe and check your candy!
Carry a flashlight or wear reflective tape.
Drivers, please watch out for children, this is their night.
Please keep pets indoors if possible.
Make the very best of tonight, it only happens once a year!
Tomorrow is my son's birthday so I will not be on here, but I should return Sunday, November 2nd with a new great gift idea!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014



Wow! I wish the Internet had an icon for scratch and sniff because I feel that telling you about these new candles I received is just not enough!
I am talking yum yum here!

Ok, let me start from the beginning. I have just received these new natural soy candles from
They showed up on my doorstep in a cute cardboard box with Old English print.
These are 3x2 oz. They are not  big candles but they are made with quality and I appreciate that.
These candles are made from natural soy and they are hand poured in the USA!
When I ordered them I chose the "Happy Holidays" set.
It comes with Christmas Tree, Candy Cane & Gingerbread scented candles.
I am head over heels for the Gingerbread and Candy Cane scented candles, as for the Christmas Tree scent, I could go with out it. I am more of a sweet scented candle lover.
Old Factory's motto is:
"Applying Old Factory Techniques, Indulging Olfactory Senses"

Each candle is poured into a nice glass holder and has a lid.
Each of the 3 gourmet candles inside use natural soy wax, cotton paper wicks, and pure fragrance oils.
Old factory guarantees each candle will burn clean, even, and true to scent for 20 hours.
Like I said, I chose the Happy Holidays set but there are so many more sets to choose from.
I have been using my gingerbread scented candle for a few hours already and I can tell you these are slow burning and the scent does lightly fill the room.
It really puts me in the Christmas Spirit!
These would make a great gift for that person who is usually hard to shop for.
You can purchase them right here on Amazon:
Old Factory Candles

Or if you are feeling lucky, you can enter to win a set of your very own by entering my giveaway!
Good Luck!

Contest/Sweepstakes/Giveaway only valid for residents of US, 18 & over
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Monday, October 27, 2014


Hi everyone!! Happy Monday!
How was your weekend? Mine was really good. I got to review a couple new products, pick out our pumpkins, baked a homemade pumpkin pie, and I cuddled up on the couch and finished this new book I was lucky enough to review called Blood Line. 
It is an action book written by John J Davis.
It is really an action packed book!
It is one of those books that makes you think, but keeps you guessing at the same time.
Checkout this video, I swear it would make an awesome movie.
I was on the edge of my seat reading this, and I do not want to give anything away, so all I am going to say is things are not what they always seem to be.

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Enjoy Happy Geek Media's Virtual Book Tour of John Davis' debut novel, Blood Line!

So a bunch of bloggers and I got together and are participating in a virtual book tour!
Here you get to learn a lot about the book BLOOD LINE and the author JOHN J DAVIS.
Here you can find a list of places author John J. Davis will be at including dates and times. 
Not only that, but you also get to participate in one of the biggest giveaways I have ever shared!
That's right! How about a brand new Kindle Fire HD 16gb + Author Swag!
Please, come on in, pull up a chair. Get to know author John J. Davis and learn about one of the biggest books coming out this season!

Blood Line , A Granger Spy Novel (Book 1)
by John J. Davis
Publisher: Simon & Winter, Inc.
Genres: Action, thriller
254 Pages
Release date: October 14, 2014

“Sharply written, with characters that readers will be happy to see again.” —Kirkus Reviews Blood Line is a high-voltage spy thriller that redefines rogue—the Granger Spy Novel series introduces a loving family with lethal issues caught in the crosshairs of global arms dealers. When a simple home invasion turns out to be not so simple, Ron Granger must put aside his quiet rural life and return to the Central Intelligence Agency. Aided by his brilliant wife, Valerie, and resourceful teen daughter, Leecy, Ron must quickly decide who to believe among the calculating opportunists, shrewd criminals, and power-hungry rival agencies racing to possess the technology that will change modern warfare forever. But when Leecy is kidnapped, Ron and Val must choose between the mission and a rescue. With time quickly running out, Ron only knows one thing: When you can’t trust anyone else, trust your family.

Purchase Links for Blood Line

Amazon/Goodreads/B&N/Indie Bound/iBooks


Author John J. Davis will be making personal appearances at bookstores while the virtual book tour is in progress. If you live in the areas he'll be visiting and would like to meet him, here are the locations he will be at throughout October and November:

Thu Oct 23 – Charlotte NC 7:00pm – 8:30pm Charlotte NC Park Road Books - 4139 Park Road Charlotte, NC C 28209 Wed Oct 29 – NYC 6:30pm – 8:30pm NYC Mysterious Bookshop - 58 Warren St, New York, NY 10007 Fri Nov 7 – Chicago 12:00pm – 1:00pm Chicago - Barbara's Books Willis Tower - Willis Tower Chicago - Lower Level 233 S. Wacker Drive Chicago Nov 8 – Burr Ridge, IL 1:00pm – 2:00pm Chicago - Barbara's Books Burr Ridge - 810 Village Center Dr, Illinois and Michigan Canal, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Follow the Virtual Tour Here
Oct 13 Like a Bump on a Blog Special spotlight post to kick-off the tour
Oct 13 Author J. Scott Sharp Spotlight
Oct 14 B.C Brown's Books...Weird is Good Spotlight & guest post
Oct 15 Book Bunny PR Review and more
Oct 16 Book Bunny PR Review and more
Oct 16 Monica Pulliam Spotlight & Excerpt
Oct 17 Write as Raine Spotlight & Playlist
Oct 20 Getta Got to Have Its Review & Exerpt
Oct 21 Ciara Ballintyne Spotlight
Oct 22 Terri's Little Haven Review
Oct 23 Rebecca Campbell Books
Oct 24 Megan's Blog Spotlight
Oct 27 Let Books Bee Review and guest post
Oct 28 Becca Hamilton Books Spotlight/Exerpt
Oct 29 Rainy of the Dark Spotlight
Oct 31 Contest Patti Spotlight
Nov 3rd McClellan Books Spotlight & Excerpt
Nov 3 Skye Skye Review
Nov 4 Like a Bump on a Blog Review & Special spy feature
Nov 4 Desafio in the City Spotlight/Excerpt
Nov 5 Cia Says Excerpt & guest post


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  John J. Davis is the author of the Granger Spy Novel series, including Blood Line and the soon to be published sequel, Bloody Truth, available Spring 2015. Davis grew up in the Southeastern US and after university traveled extensively in North America during his career as a regional sales rep and independent broker for leaders in the transportation, shipping and pharma industries. His years sitting in lobbies and airports honed his skill for human observation and fed his talent for writing fast-paced, character-driven stories. His inspiration for the Granger family-of-spies comes from the people he has known and his family roots in the Carolinas–the extraordinarily strong and gentle women and men, whose lives are defined by the love, trust and respect for family. Currently at work on the third Granger Spy Novel and a screenplay, Davis lives near Atlanta with his wife, daughter and two dogs.




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Sunday, October 26, 2014


Halloween is almost here!
You know how much I and my friends love Halloween!
Well let me tell you, we love it so much that we used this opportunity to create a Facebook Hop!

What is a Facebook Hop?
A Facebook Hop is a great way to win prizes from various bloggers all in one place!
You can start here on my Facebook fan page:
All you have to do is like my page, like my Facebook post with this picture, leave a comment answering the question ("What is your favorite Halloween Movie?)
then hop on over to the next blog by clicking on the link in the post.
Let me tell you, there are some really cool prizes up for grabs!

This contest started on October 24th and runs until October 31st at 12pm CST.
So what are you waiting for? Get your hopping on!
If you win, please come back and share by leaving a comment!


Have you guys ever tried any products from Inst Naturals?
They are another great company I have been working with.
They do not test on animals, many of their products are natural and made in the USA and most of their bottles and containers are recyclable.
I absolutely adore companies that do their part!
Today I am going to review two of their products.


The first product I want to share with you is Instanaturals Stretch Mark & Scar Cream.
This product is used for the prevention and reduction of stretch mark and scars. 
It contains vitamin C, cocoa butter rosehip seed oil, mango butter, grape seed oil and evening primrose oil.
These are all great natural ingredients. It improves natural elasticity in skin and helps diminish those tiger stripes and ugly scar lines.
I hate to admit it, but after 3 kids, I do not have the same body i had 20 years ago.
I have been using this cream now for two weeks. I apply it twice a day to my stretch marks and cesarean scar. In two weeks I have noticed a very light difference. My lines are seeming to fade but very lightly. I would recommend this product to someone who is expecting or about to have surgery. 
I really think it is more of a preventive cream, I wish I had this 20 years ago. 
You can order this on Amazon here:

InstaNaturals Certified Organic Argan Oil

The second product from InsaNaturals i want to talk about is their 100% Pure Certified Organic Argan Oil.
I don't know if you have heard the hype about argan oil lately but it is big. 
This product with 100% certified virgin cold pressed argan oil is imported from Morocco.
it is a multipurpose moisturizer that can be used on your face, skin, hair, and nails.
It can also be used as a massage oil, aftershave, acne treatment, toner, conditioner treatment and more.

I have very sensitive skin so I did not try it on my dace, but instead I have been using it on my hair and nails. 
To use on my hair, I apply after shampooing (just a few drops) and leave in for about 3 minutes before rinsing. I have also tried it as a deep conditioning treatment, leaving it in for about 30 mins, then rinse. 
I noticed an extreme difference in my hair. my hair is softer and shinier and seems to have less fall out.

For my nails, I have just been rubbing some into my nail beds and leaving on overnight. I also include my toe nails. My fingernails and toenails all look much healthier and shinier. 
This is definitely something I will continue to use. To order your own Argan Oil from InstaNaturals click here:

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.



Hey Everyone, I am going to cut to the chase on this review and let you know right away that I found something I totally love that you can use on your skin! Yep, that's right! I love this stuff!
It is an Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Cream from Adovia Mineral Skin Care.
There are so many positives about this cream and I am so excited to share!
First let me tell you a little about this company.

Adovia is a unique skin care line, they combine natural ingredients with modern science to formulate an effective blend of minerals and the finest herbal ingredients nature has to offer.
The vital nutrients, anti-oxidants and minerals present in Adovia products are responsibly gathered at the place closest to the soul of Mother Earth-The Dead Sea!

I think that is so cool!
This intensive Anti-Wrinkle Cream has Dead Sea Minerals, Seaweed and Aloe Vera.
Like I said I am totally digging this new cream. It comes in a beautiful glass jar, it weighs 1.7 fl. oz.
You apply generously on to clean face and neck and gently massage in a circular motion until completely absorbed. For best results, use daily. It can also be used as a make up foundation.
I love how this cream, is actual cream. You can feel the quality right away. It is not some watered down crap like I have seen with other want to be creams.
It has a beautiful light fresh scent. After applying you can feel the difference in your skin. It almost seems to instantly wake you up by revitalizing those skin cells. It feels amazing!
After using this only for a week, I can notice such a difference! Yep, I got the Wow factor i have been looking for, which is really hard to do on my sensitive skin.
Adovia Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Cream is not tested on animals, that is a huge factor for me and I hope it is for you too.
Another positive I want to share with you is that the people at Adovia are very customer friendly.
That can mean the world of a difference. After ordering on Amazon, I actually received a very nice follow up email, addressing any questions or concerns. It is nice to know that Adovia is here for me as a consumer.
I encourage you to visit Adovia's website:

If you would like to purchase this amazing cream, I have added theAmazon  link to make it easier:

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.

Morea Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Review

Good Morning everyone! Happy Sunday!
How did your week go? Well mine has been busy, busy, busy!
The holiday season is just upon us and it is starting full blast with so many events!
I haven't been online much, been taking time for the family and reviewing some new products I want to share with you. So today I am going to be sharing a few reviews, mostly about new skin care lines.

Morea Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Age Delaying Serum with Power Antioxidants, Vitamin C & Green Tea

I have been using this new face cream from Morea Naturals. It is a hyaluronic acid age defying serum with power antioxidants, vitamin C & green tea.
It is used to brighten, hydrate and restore your skin to be younger looking.
I love that this product is made in the USA.
You use it after if you wash your face, once a day.
I have been applying it at night before I go to bed.
It comes in a pump type bottle and I use about two pumps.
It has a cloudy clear color with no smell and it seems to instantly almost melt into my skin.
It is very light weight and I can't even tell I have it on.
I used it for about a week and I noticed my skin is a little brighter and seems more hydrated. It also did seem to lighten up my dark circles around my eyes.
My skin does feel smoother and I love that it has vitamin C and green tea. Green tea seems to have a lot of benefits that go inside and out.
I am only 36, and I do take pretty good care of my skin, so I wasn't that surprised there was no big wow factor. I think I am going to hold on to this and try using it more when there winter months become really harsh and start to dry out my skin.
For more information about this product, or to buy it online at Amazon go here:

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.

Friday, October 24, 2014


Have you ever heard of Rosehip Seed Oil?
Well, to be honest, neither did I until I received a free bottle of Uni's 100% Rosehip Seed Oil to try and review.
I had to do a little research at first to find out what it was exactly and what I am supposed to do with it.

According to Uni, Rosehip Seed Oil does a lot:
Our premium oil will rejuvenate and revive your damage and dry skin within days.
Every one of UNi's Rosehip Seed Oil contains one premium quality ingredient: Rosa Canina (Rosehip Seed Oil). Our Rosehip Seed oil are both USDA Organic and ECO Certified by ECOCERT ICO. Chemical free, no additive and clean processing.
• Daily Moisturizer.
• Diminish the appearance of scars, stretch marks, sun burns, fine line and wrinkles.
• Nourish and hydrate dry and aging skin.
• Treats dryness and roughness.
• Evens skin tone. Excellent for hyper-pigmentation, age spots and other skin discoloration.
• Anti-inflammatory and antioxidants
• Corrects UV damages.
• Regenerates skin cells and repairs damaged skin tissue.
Did you get all that? That is a lot to take in. I like to think that I have sampled several beauty products, so why haven't I heard of this? I decided to ask my mom about Rosehip Seed oil... 
My mom told me that yes, she has not only heard of it that she used to use it too. She said she hadn't seen or heard of it for a while and she would love to use some. So my mom and I both decided to use Uni's Rosehip Seed Oil and share our results. We used it on our  hair, to prevent dryness, our skin to add that extra moisturizing power and also as a cuticle oil on our fingernails.
To be honest, the results varied. While, I didn't notice a change in my hair, my mom stated that her hair felt more soft and looked shinier. We both agreed that Rosehip Oil makes an awesome cuticle oil! I love the way my nails and cuticles look so much more healthier. Our skin seemed a little refreshed, but this stuff works like magic when it comes to your feet. I recommend rubbing some Rosehip Seed Oil onto the bottoms of your feet, then put socks on and wear overnight to bed. FABULOUS!
Uni's Rosehip Seed Oil is 100% pure Chilean Rosehip Seed Oil. It has no scent and it is USDA Organic.  It is freshly produced and is a great way to go natural.  The bottle weighs 2 oz and will last you a long time. 
I would love for you to share your results or suggestions by leaving a comment !
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Monday, October 20, 2014

ThinkFun Shell Game

Happy Monday Everyone. I am off to a late start today. I have had my niece and nephew staying with us and it has been a roller coaster of a ride. 5 kids plus other house guests all under one roof while cooking, cleaning, blogging, getting ready for Halloween and planning a birthday party? It can be a bit over whelming! 
Keeping 5 kids busy is hard. Real Hard!
Lucky for us, I had just received this new game from Thinkfun. 


Brain Fitness
Shell Game
Cross Train Your Brain
Classic Memory With A Clever Twist

Ok, Mom & Dads, this isn't your regular game board. 
First off, this game is beautiful. Shells, stones, and beautiful spiral backgrounds.
Kids love it because it is so different, with things that you can actually touch.
Thinkfun Brain Fitness games help you keep your mind young and sharp, all through play.
* Strengthens Memory
* Sharpens Focus
* Speeds Up Thinking 
* Reduces Stress

Shell  Game: The goal is not to deceive, but rather to improve your memory and logic skills so you can win. Getting a correct solution may seem like luck, but you'll smile knowing that it's a good dose of brain power!

This game is made for 1 player, but let me tell you it is fairly easy to improvise. I easily switched it up so the kids were playing on teams. Of course it was girls against boys.
It has over 60 different challenges. Some are easy, some are not.
It was cool to watch the kids play, some of them got it faster then others.
It was recommended for ages 8 and up, but my son is 6 and he got the hang of it.
The challenges are addicting, after the kids went to bed, I played it a little by myself. I was so tired and I really didn't want to stop.
Thinkfun is really a great company. They go the extra step in their games and other products. I think it would be a great idea to put down the electronics for a while and really have some fun while learning and sharpening your skills. Check them out here:
You can also order your own game off Amazon by clicking here:

Have you ever played anything from Thinkfun?
Let me know by leaving a comment

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Less then Two Week Until Halloween

Can you believe that there is less then 2 weeks until Halloween?

Last night I finally broke down and bought my sons costume online. I had to pay extra for expedited shipping but, it was well worth the peace of mind. So all 3 costumes are finally handled.
Next step is pumpkins.
Like I said yesterday, we have family over until Monday, so I really don't think we are going to make it to the pumpkin patch anytime soon, but it is weighing heavily in the back of my mind.

If you haven't got your pumpkins yet, I found some really great pumpkin picking tips from Care.com
* Avoid Mushy Pumpkins. Pumpkin should be firm all over
* No brown spots, even the tiniest brown spot could mean bugs have burrowed
* Go orange, discoloration is OK, but green could indicate something is wrong
* Good stems are hard, dark green to black
* Pay attention to shape, round/oval pumpkins make great canvases and more seeds for roasting
* Check for damage, this can affect the life of the pumpkin
For more great pumpkin picking tips, visit Care.com:


Check out what I got in the mail yesterday for free from BuyCostumes.Com.
It is part of their new "Easy Costume" line.
It comes with a face mask, gloves and a Spider-man sticker that you can just throw on a red shirt. Easy as 1,2,3 and done. These are great for adults who may want to wear something festive to work or an office party. Also great just to play dress up with the kids!
I received this in a Swag Bag because I am a member of Persway. 
If your interested in getting great swag, you can sign up here:

You may want to check out BuyCostumes.com too! They have some great sales going on:

Halloween Safety Tips 

With everything that is going on, us parents can sometimes get busy and overlook things. 
I just wanted to share some quick safety tips with you guys.
* Decorate costumes and treat bags with reflective tape 
* Be sure to have kids use flashlights or glow sticks to be easily seen by drivers
* Non-toxic face paint is better then a mask that a child may have trouble seeing out of
* Children under 12 should always be supervised
*  Make sure older children stay in groups and well lit areas
* When selecting a costume, make sure it fits correctly to avoid trips and falls 
For more tips please go to Safekids.Org or click here:
Please remember, while Halloween is full of fun , sweets, parties, and excitement for us, it is not always the same for our pets.
Keep a close eye on your pets this time of year. If possible bring them in the home for the night. Halloween can be scary for them. People running through neighborhoods wearing costumes and invading their territory, anything could happen to your pet or a trick or treater.
Make sure there is no candy laying around or left out where your pet could get a hold of it.
Halloween is time where you never really know what may happen; trick, pranks & loud sounds can put your pet on edge.

Fun LED Light Up Devil Horns Review

Tired of trying to be that perfect Angel? Feeling a little devilish?
Want to leave a gag gift on your boss's doorstep?
OK, maybe not the last one, but check out these Fun Glowing Devil Horns.
The fit about 8-10 years old to 100!
They are super bright. They have an on/off switch and the batteries are replaceable.
I actually like them a lot more then I thought I would. They are very sturdy and do not slip off.
They flash on and off  and are a beautiful bright red color.
These are not the cheap little ones you get from discount dollar type stores.
The horns are see through and sparkle.
I really have a thing for shiny sparkly things like this.
They are very noticeable, especially when it is dark.
You could see them well from a far difference.
In fact, my kids get mad at me when I wear them because they are so bright and people stare.
I don't mind, I will wear them all year long just to embarrass them!

You can order your very own glowing devil horn on Amazon or click here:

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my page.
If you could be so kind as to leave me a comment and let me know what costumes you have planned for your family, I would love it!
Have a great rest of your weekend!

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.

Friday, October 17, 2014




Well, since it is Friday, I thought OK, one more post will not hurt, and since it is Friday, I feel the need for a drink!
Luckily for me, I just received The BTIPSY MUDDLER.
It is a very stylish sturdy cocktail muddler that will go great with any bar sets.
It can also make a great gift for that person in your life who loves cocktails.
The BTIPSY MUDDLER is made of high quality stainless steel. It is perfect for making delicious Mojitos and other muddled cocktails.
I also found it great for smashing herbs and seeds.
It is super easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
It will not break & comes with a 3 year extended warranty.

I used my muddler and it works great. Muddles limes, lemons and even berries perfectly!
I do want to warn you not to use in a glass.
The BTIPSY MUDDLER is very sturdy and heavy.
You wouldn't want to break tour glass!

You can read more reviews or order the BTIPSY MUDDLER here:

Now For The Giveaway

Here is your chance to win your very own BTIPSY MUDDLER
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Happy Friday & Mr. Beams Spotlight Review


Hey folks, TGIF! October is now officially half over. Wow, is time going by fast or what? I have been busy, busy, busy, but still I haven't seemed to complete anything 100%. This is a huge pet peeve for me, as I am somewhat OCD. The past few nights I have waken up in the middle of the night thinking about things that need done. I have promised myself I will do it this weekend but I remembered we have my brothers family coming to stay the weekend. It's going to be hectic.Sometimes I feel as if I need an extra 8 hours a day.

Anyone having any Halloween parties coming up? Have you got your costumes yet? Do you even know what you want to be? Have kids? What are they going as? My oldest (17) is going to be a princess. I think its great, compared to last year when she tried to go as a Victoria's Secret Angel.
My 12 year old is a horror freak like me. Don't worry, she can handle it. Every Halloween she tries to go above and beyond in the "scariness". This year we have decided to go with "Annabelle" . We tried a make up tutorial we saw on YouTube last weekend, she is going to look awesome! I have linked the video to my Google+ page.
My youngest hasn't completely decided on his costume. We are either going to go Angry Birds or Ninja. It will be decided on this weekend. The day after Halloween is also his birthday. He will be 7. 
Don't judge me, but I haven't even got his party together. I'm thinking pizza party or McDonald's. Hopefully they still have some available spots for his actual birthday. No worries, it will be handled this weekend.

Anyone have any cool plans for this weekend? Want to bring me a Mojito? I could definitely use one!

Sooo, with all that being said, please tune in Saturday & Sunday.  I will be sharing a few Halloween safety tips for families as well as pets. along with a few Halloween items I been playing with. 
Like board games? I will also be showing you a cool new game I was introduced to that can work your memory.

OK, I am off. Have a great weekend folks! Be sure to check in with me this weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

[Giveaway] Citrus Lane Gift Box Subscription

Hey Folks,
I know its late on Thursday evening but I thought you may be intersted:


Front View
Back View


Look at what I have been playing with! It's a digital scale that you can take on the go! It can easily fit in your purse, briefcase, or travel bag.

Now, your probably thinking to yourself, "why the heck would I need that?"
There are so many things that a digital scale can be used for.
I use to have a hobby/business in jewelry. 
I often needed a small scale to weigh things like gold jewelry, silver and diamonds. The jewelry business is very tricky, its always nice to have your own scale on hand when dealing with people you don't know well. 
It takes all the guesswork out of calculating postage. have you ever out an extra stamp on a letter or card because you weren't entirely sure if one stamp would be enough? Using this pocket scale makes it so much easier, those extra stamps can add up.
The Smart Weigh Pro Pocket Scale can do all that and so much more.
Great for coin collecting and measuring diet intake. You know a recipe may call for 1 ounce of a certain spice, well now you can actually see how much 1 ounce of that certain spice is. 
I bet you will be surprised.
During the holidays, sometimes the kids and I will make home made fudge to sell at the holiday swap meets. Using the Smart Weigh Pro Pocket Scale is a great way to make sure everything is uniformed in packaging!

Bright LED light for easy readability

The pro Pocket Scale has lots of capabilities such as:
* Weight Capacity of 500 grams with a wide measuring range
* It has a PCS function that makes it very easy to get an accurate count of what you are weighing
* It has two protective covers that double as expansion trays
* Offers multiple measuring modes
* The unique hold feature will lock the precise weight
* Contemporary design with stainless steel platform
* Chrome buttons
* Rubber grips placed at four corners for extra sturdiness
* Comes with two AAA batteries

Sometimes its just fun to weigh things
Like I have said before, I have worked many different places and have used pocket scales to weigh many different things.
The Smart Weigh Pro Pocket Scale is a very nice looking scale and works great. It is very light weight and very easy to read. Ii love that it has a well lit LED back light that lets you read what your weighing very easily.
It is great to have on hand for postage, and coins.
I am not going to brag and say that this is the best scale I have ever used, but it is also not the worst.
I was a little disappointed that the batteries seemed to die out within a few hours, and when I went to replace them I had the hardest time replacing the battery cover.
It also seems so lightweight that I don't know how long it will last, but that could just be my personal opinion.
By the way, it does have a two year warranty.
Other then that, I think it is a scale that is very capable of doing it's job.

If you would like to purchase The Smart Weigh Pro Pocket Scale, or read more review, you can find it on Amazon or Click Here:

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