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Friday, June 25, 2010

Closed----Betty Crocker Greek Suddenly Salad mix Review and Prize Pack Giveaway

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Whether it´s for an afternoon in the backyard with friends and family or a block party in the neighborhood or a family vacation, it´s time to start thinking about which delicious dish you´ll be adding to the side. Rather than bringing the usual potato salad or coleslaw, add excitement to your party plate by spicing up traditional summer salads with Betty Crocker´s Suddenly Salad® mixes.

With Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad mixes, you can whip up a delicious side dish in the time it takes to boil pasta. Each box of Suddenly Salad comes with ready-to-cook pasta and a seasoning packet. Put your own spin on it by adding your choice of mix-ins to create a one-of-a-kind pasta salad that will wow your guests. With seven different flavors, including new Greek, you´re sure to find a family pleasing favorite that no one will ever guess isn´t made from scratch!

I was sent the Betty Crocker Greek Suddenly Salad mix. YUMMO!!!! I brought it with us on our trip to Florida so that we could enjoy trying it at the condo with the smell of the beach and ocean!
We made the Betty Crocker Greek Suddenly Salad with our Ham sandwiches for lunch. We added some grape tomatoes to it and it really made the salad "POP" with freshness. We also divided it up and added ham to half and pepperoni to the other half. We also added real Olive Oil from Greece. This is a GREAT side to add to any meal!!! Get out there and try it!!!

*For great recipe ideas and to learn about the different varieties of Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad mixes, visit www.SuddenlySalad.com. There, you´ll find great recipes, including one for Greek Tossed Pasta Salad, using Suddenly Salad Caesar pasta salad mix, and Garden Ranch Pasta Salad, using Suddenly Salad ranch & bacon pasta salad mix.

Bettty Crocker and MyBlogSpark provided me with a "Suddenly Delicious" prize pack, which includes a sample of the newest variety, Suddenly Salad Greek, a storage container, a serving bowl and an insulated tote. They are providing me with a pack to give away to one of my readers.

Want to know how you can win this prize pack......
Mandatory entry- please leave me a comment on what your favorite salad to make is when you are enjoying a fun summer cookout.
(remember to leave your email so that I can contact you if you win.)
want extra entries???
-Tweet about this giveaway as many times as you want!
-follow my blog
-follow me on twitter @Tillman4

*Ends July 5th at 8pm*

(The product, gift pack, information, and giveaway were all provided by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark.)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Simply... Go-Gurt Review and Giveaway

DO you or kids LOVE yogurt???
JMAn does so we always have some in the house, and Go-Gurt is what we keep in the fridge. These are the best snacks for little ones.... you don't need a spoon all you have to do is tear of the top and you are ready to go!

Have you heard about

New Simply...Go-Gurt is made from simple ingredients moms look for and contains no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors or flavors. Each convenient portable yogurt tube contains a good source of calcium and vitamin D. Go-Gurt is a good-for-you, low fat yogurt snack that you can feel good about giving to your kids.

New Simply...Go-Gurt is available in two kid-friendly flavors, Strawberry and Mixed Berry.

MyBlogSpark sent me a :
"Simplify Your Life" prize pack that included a coupon for a free box of Simply Go-Gurt, a pocket Etch a Sketch, weekly planner and a seat back organizer.

Guess what... You have a chance to win this cool "Simplify Your Life" prize pack too!!
Please leave me a comment on who in your household loves yogurt.

I love that JMan likes this as a before bed snack!!! I feel great giving this to him as a HEALTHY bedtime snack.
Give them a try I know you will Love them too!


Tweet about this giveaway (however much you want!)

This will end Sunday, June 13 at 8pm

Simply Go-Gurt prize pack, information and additional prize pack for the giveaway were all given to me from Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pillsbury Pizza Crust Review and Giveaway.. Closed


Does your family have PIZZA night??
Ours does and we LOVE to make it fun!

I was given the opportunity to try the Pillsbury Pizza Crust.... along with some other fun things, like cute pizza slice plates and game of Pictureka.

I was sent a coupon good for one of the
Pillsbury Pizza Crusts to choose from, they have two that you can choose from, the Classic Crust or the Thin Crust.

We choose the thin crust.

Doesn't it look yummo?
Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Black Olives and Cheese.

And the finished PIZZA:

Our Pizza turned out AWESOME!!
We cooked it on our indoor grill...

The finished PIZZA on the cute Pizza plates that were provided with the Family Pizza Party pack.

I guess we liked the pizza.. HA
The crust was still pretty thick for the size of pizza that we made so if you are making a small to medium pizza you will have a thicker crust even with the thin crust.

After enjoying the pizza we got to enjoy a game of Pictureka! How much more fun can you have? Pictureka is one of my 3 yr olds favorite games.
(Especially when he finds the horse with a toot cloud behind him)

Are you ready to make some family memories by having a fun Family Night.... Why not grab some pizza fixings and some Pillsbury Pizza Crust and start if off right!

Pillsbury provided me with the VIP coupons, information, and prize packs through MyBlogSparkTM


You can win a Family Pizza Party pack too.

For your first entry please leave me a comment about the fun family nights that your family shares.


Follow me on Twitter @Tillman4

Tweet about this giveaway...
As many times as you want!!!

it's a short one 3 days.....

Ends on Saturday, May 29th at 11:59pm

Don't forget to leave me your email so I can contact you if you win!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Meet our

I have been watching the papers and searching online checking out puppies.. and along came this picture of a puppy named "PERDITA". She was listed on the Lab Rescue website. SO I looked for more info on her.. This is what I found:

Perdita is a PERFECT 9 week old lab puppy. She has not had 1 accident in the house. Of course she is in her crate if she is not supervised. She goes out about every 2 hours. She LOVES my kids and loves to play with our 1 year old Lab. She is very laid back for a little puppy. She goes right over to the dog pillow and lays down like a good girl. I've taught her to sit a few times. At night she goes right in her crate and sleeps until 6 AM, (doesn't even cry!!!) goes out, eats breakfast and goes back to sleep until 8 AM. My kids call her "Tinker" because her little booty shakes like a tinkerbell when she walks. HA. She is such a sweetheart. I'm really impressed with her. She would do well at ANY home with anyone.

So I had to check her out!
On Thursday April 15th I went ahead and filled out the application.. which was quite a process... it took almost a week to get all the info together and for Lab Rescue to check it all out!
I also saw another puppy that I were interesed in... So I started asking qustions about both of these puppies...
I found out that the other puppy would be at a meet and greet Lab Rescue on that Saturday, but "PERDITA" had not had her 2nd round of shot, so she would not be there. The kids and I went and meet the other puppy... it was a NO go.. she looked part Lab and part Pitt Bull.. SO NO WAY was I going to have a pup that had Pitt in it at my house!!!
After that Saturday I started asking more questions about Perdita. The more and more I found out.. I had to meet her!! I pushed and pushed to get more info then finally the next Thursday we were approved and my name info and email were passed on to Perdita's Foster mommy.. I heard back with in and hour of being approved.
Here is the info I got from her "foster" mommy:

I heard you are interested in the Lab puppy Perdita from Lab Rescue.

I am her foster mommy.

This little girl would make a wonderful family companion.

I have had her for 2 weeks now and she is a very good little girl.

She has only had 1 accident in the house.

She goes right outside to potty. My 5 year old daughter carries her around like a babydoll and the puppy doesn’t mind it at all.

She’s been playing a lot with our 1 year old lab.

I am very set on crate training until they are at least 3-4 months old. I did this with my Labby and although it was very hard to hear her cry at times, I am so thankful now.

Here is our basic layout of the day with her….

6 AM I let her out of her crate…she’s been crying every morning right at 6.

I feed her 1 cup of food and she goes back out approx. 30 minutes later to go poo.

She has a lot of energy in the mornings so this is the time I let her run around and play outside.

I work full time. She goes in her crate at 8:30 AM and I come home at 12 to let her out. She’s been holding it for approx 4 hours max at a time.

5 PM I get home, let her out, feed her ½ cup of food, go on walk with leash (she’s very good) and play.

She’s tuckered out by 9 PM and this is when she will let you snuggle her.

She has not chewed on anything (yet) except for her bones and chew toys. She loves the squeaky toys & the nylon bones.

I have been very impressed with her. She has not bitten anyone nor nipped. She is a bit timid towards my husband. I think it might be his deep voice.

She does love her crate very much. She feels safe in it. We’ve caught her a few times when she’s tired just walking right into the crate and laying down.

I haven’t noticed any “issues” with her. The only thing I would recommend is having her front dew claws removed when she is spayed.

They really scratch and are sharp.

Come out and meet this little girl. You will fall in love with her. I will be sad to see her go, but I want her to go to the best family possible.

You are more than welcome to come out to my house on Sat or Sun to meet her.

I noticed you are in Coweta? I am in Coweta every Thursday night at Gymnastics if you would rather meet me there to see the puppy. Let me know, and any questions please ask.

I did have a few questions and sent the to her..
here is what I heard back:

I was told by Lab Rescue that she does in fact have papers. I have not seen the papers, so I would be sure and ask them for sure. She looks full bred to me. Her little puppy face looks exactly like my full bred black female Lab.

The story I received was there was a guy who was breeding Labs and selling them. Perdita didn’t sell at 6 weeks old and through the grapevine a nearby neighbor hood the man was going to shoot her. So the neighbor took Perdita in when she was 6 weeks old and she called Lab Rescue.

I got her when she was 8 weeks old.

I know she went to the Vet the day before I got her and she checked out okay, had her 1st round of shots & de-wormer.

She weighed 14 lbs at 8 weeks. My guess is she was the runt of the liter.

The lab we have was the runt of her liter and weighed the same as Perdita at that age. She now weighs right at 50 lbs.

As far as your 3 year old…I have a 3 year old son as well so Perdita is use to being around little ones. She is a puppy and jumps up when she’s excited. She loves him and licks both my kids all the time. I’ve been telling her “down” when she tries to jump up, but that just takes time & repetition and is usually resolved by the time they are 6-12 months. She’s not big enough to knock him down, but the dew claw on the front does scratch the little ones, so that is why I would for sure have it removed.

I will be at Gymnastics tonight from 6:15-7. You can meet me there at 6:30 or 7, whichever works for you and I can bring the puppy.

WOW are you kidding me .. she sounds PERFECT!!!! We got op meet her that night. She was perfect!!! I emailed the next day to Lab Rescue that we were very interested, but wanted Daddy to meet her too. So Saturday morning April 17 Daddy went and met her.. After some talking I was off in the pouring rain to sign papers to make her ours!! BUT----AWWW man I was told that we have to wait 2 weeks to get her.. I was so upset.. Anyway after doing a lot of talking and a little extra donation.. we had her home that night! I told the kids I was running to get a movie and came back with her! I am so happy to have adopted a Lab Rescue Lab and hope that more people will look into it too!!!

This was taken the night I brought her home!

It is now a week later and all is still GREAT!!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Mirra Products Review and Giveaway CLOSED

Mirra combines quality,
natural ingredients and the latest science

I was given the chance to try some of these great products out. The products I got to try out were the :

Smoothing Shampoo
Smoothing Conditioner
Daily STRONG sculpting gel
Renew Exfoliating & Detoxifying Cleanser
Renew eye cream
Renew Micro-Remodeling Cream
Hydrating Night Treatment

Here’s the scoop from the Kroger website:

Kroger is proud to introduce mirra, our easy to use, exclusive health and beauty care brand for family-focused women seeking effortless beauty. Mirra combines quality, natural ingredients with the latest science to meet 3 different needs: Daily – routine personal care; Renew – a rejuvenating time out; and Inspire – quick transformations for a night out.

Designed to make hair look and feel it’s best, mirra Daily shampoos and conditioners are professionally formulated to adapt to your hair’s unique needs: Smoothing, Volumizing, and Color Treated. Mirra products contain sunflower extract, soy protein, amino acids, and chicory root, along with other ingredients, to counteract the harsh effects of hard water and restore a healthy PH balance to your hair – allowing your hair to reach its full potential. Styling products provide moisture, shine, and hold.*

Mirra Renew skincare products feature exfoliating cleanser and assorted creams to hydrate, reduce appearance of wrinkles, accelerate skin renewal, firm and lift with ingredients such as aloe, green tea, pro-vitamin A, and apricot seeds.*

~They also carry a line of makeup brushes and body products. I did not get to review any of them but I hope to try them soon.~

Mirra Daily makeup brushes are made from quality natural hair and synthetic fibers for flawless application of color cosmetics.

In body care, mirra Renew offers Bamboo & Honey, Lemongrass & Ginger, Black Tea & Cracked Pepper, and Japanese Yuzu fragrances in foaming bath, body wash, body lotion, and body mist products for customers to layer as they nourish, strengthen, moisturize, and soothe their skin. Exciting mirra Inspire products are in creation for a later launch date. Mirra is perfect for the woman who wants effortless beauty.*

*Products may not be available in all stores. Please see your store for details.

What Women Want

Nature and science, no hassle beauty care

Cincinnati, OH – What do women want? According to recent survey results, women believe beauty products made with both natural ingredients and proven scientific technologies work best – and that’s what new beauty brand, mirra™ provides.

In addition to its own consumer research, mirra recently conducted an online survey of over 500 women asking a variety of questions about beauty care products and regimens. Here’s what women said:

· 77 percent said products that have both natural ingredients and proven technologies, work best. Only nine percent said products with all natural ingredients, alone, were best; and 14 percent said the same of science only products.

· 71 percent chose “Take 10” as the best description of their beauty style and routine. They said they don’t have a lot of time and don’t spend a lot of time on their beauty routine – 10 minutes at most. Other options included “soak and savor,” “60 minutes,” and “beat the clock.”

· Their description of a “bad hair day” was evenly split between “flat” (37 percent) and “frizzy” (35 percent). (15 percent said fly-away; 13 percent said oily).

Launching now, mirra products include shampoos and conditioners; hair styling products; body washes and mists; facial and skin care lotions, cleansers and cleansing cloths; eye firming and age defying creams; and cosmetic brushes.

mirra products are made with natural ingredients, such as olive oil, aloe leaf juice, and cranberry, bamboo, honey and chicory root extracts. Proven technologies are used for many of the products too. For example, the revolutionary oleosome emulsion technology is used in skin care products to deliver long lasting moisture that keeps protecting and nourishing skin long after application.

mirra products can be found in the beauty care aisles exclusively at all stores that are part of the Kroger Co. family. For a limited time, mirra is offering $5 off when you purchase any two mirra products.

Why mirra

“Women tell us they want products that enhance who they are and their natural beauty. They don’t want to disguise or cover up their true selves,” said Linda Severin, Vice President of Corporate Brands for The Kroger Co. mirra uses the best of nature and science to provide women a beauty regimen that is both easy and effective.”

A Closer Look at mirra

The natural and scientific ingredients in mirra products are tested for effectiveness. For example, in mirra’s micro-remodeling cream, aloe and green tea team up with MATRIXL 3000 to reduce wrinkles, provide skin firmness, to sooth and deliver antioxidant properties. A study of MATRIXL 3000 was shown, in just two months, to significantly reduce wrinkle depth and skin roughness and improve skin tone.

*The online survey was conducted by the Consumer Research Department at The Kroger Co. in October 2009 among 502 women between the ages of 35 and 54.

About The Kroger Co.:

Kroger, the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 326,000 associates who serve customers in 2,469 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s. The Company also operates 773 convenience stores, 392 fine jewelry stores, 850 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information about Kroger, please visit www.kroger.com.

You can go to the Kroger website and check out these and other Mirra products.

Here is a picture of the products that I have received and been using

Mirra Daily Shampoos and Conditioners

I am going to start with the Smoothing Shampoo... 2 words.. LOVE IT!!! The smell is so refreshing. I was a little skeptical about the shampoo at first, it is a clear thick gel..... put a lot in my hand, I was sure it was not going to get foamy. BOY was I wrong! A little goes a long way. It lathered into foam really easily.

Smoothing Conditioner is nice and creamy , it is not too thick or thin. I had to use a little more than the usual amount.It leaves my hair shiny and smooth. 2 words once again....LOVE IT!!

The gel... well most of you know I do not fix my hair, it is just straight has no style to it. So I did not try the gel on myself, but I did try it on JMan. He usually is not into spiking his hair anymore but when he smelled it he wanted to use it. It stayed spiked and even after his nap we added a little water and POOF, we re-spiked it and did not have to use more.. it is not a thick gooey gel. I really liked how light it is!

Mirra Renew skincare products

Renew Exfoliating & Detoxifying Cleanser

Is a creamy cleanser. I have never used a cream cleaner until now. It has apricot and oxygenated derma-beads in the cleanser so it feels like you get a good exfoliation. ( but it has a very smooth exfoliation, not rough at all.)

The Renew eye cream

It is very light and non irritating. Most eye creams seem to bother my eyes and make them water. This did not bother me at all and I have noticed smoother skin around my eyes.

Renew Micro-Remodeling Cream

This face cream is a thicker face cream, I have only used very light face cream so it is taking a little getting use
too. If you like a thicker face cream you will LOVE it! it has a very light fresh scent. It Firms, Smooths and Restores your skin to a younger state. This cream works at a intracellular level.

Hydrating Night Treatment

Once again the night cream is a thicker cream. This night cream hydrates the skin cells, firms and smooths the skin. When you apply it, it seems greasy but once it soaks in there is no greasy feel left to it. It has a very nice light relaxing scent to it.

I have really enjoyed trying theses products out. I have seen a difference in my hair and skin. It looks healthier and hydrated. I really like that the Mirra line has
natural and scientific ingredients . I really think that you will like their products too!

I have another GIVEAWAY!!!

You too will be able to try out some of these products.

The giveaway is for a similar gift pack of products.
It will contains 5-6 products ranging from shampoo/conditioner, sculpting gel and facial cleanser to wrinkle reducing eye cream, body wash and body lotion.
(US entries only, please.)

For you main entry I want you to tell me what Mirra product you would like to try out and how you take care of your skin.

Remember : please leave your email like this (tillmanfour at gmail dot com) so bots can't spam you : )
or twitter name so I can get a hold of the winner..

You have to do the main entry for any additional entries to count.

1. Follow my blog

2. Follow me on Twitter

3. Tweet about this giveaway:
(as many times as you want)

" Tillman4 is at it again ... GIVEAWAY for Mirra products http://bit.ly/bRGZLe pls RT "

This giveaway will end on Friday, March 12 at 8pm central time.

I received these products courtesy of The Kroger Company for review

and giveaway as a part of the Global Influence Network.

Thanks guys!!

Blogger Mtlgrl4evr said...

I would love to try the Renew Exfoliating & Detoxifying Cleanser! I really don't do much: cleanse and moisturize and the occasional mask.

March 10, 2010 8:22 AM