Friday, July 31, 2009

Another Free Chocolate Friday

Just a reminder on Fridays Mars Chocolate is giving away a free Mars chocolate candy bar of your choice to the first 250,000 people.   I have received all 4 of my coupons in the mail and I want to remind you to make sure you get all of yours. You can't beat FREE CHOCOLATE!




Every Friday through September head over to realchocolate.com starting at 9 am EST and sign-up for your free chocolate. You can win up to 4 times(1each week for 4 weeks)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

National Cheesecake Day

Tomorrow July 30th is National cheesecake Day.  This is a fact that I just learned today.  It also happens to be be my birthday which may explain  why I love cheesecake so much.  In honor of the occasion(not my b-day) you can get a piece of cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory tomorrow for half price.  If you have a Cheesecake Factory around you go enjoy a piece and think of me. 

Monday, July 27, 2009

Nature Valley Nut Clusters- Product Review


Thanks to MyBlog Spark my family had the opportunity to try the new Nut Clusters by Nature Valley. New Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters are bite size clusters of nuts, granola and a touch of honey - a 100% natural, wholesome and delicious treat for any time of the day. If you are a lover of nuts, you´ll love what Nature Valley has done with this powerful little snack. It is the perfect combination of sweet & salty flavor and crunchy texture made from natural nut goodness that you can see and taste. And with a resealable bag it´s perfect for sharing either on the trails or in your living room!

I have to be honest I was not to excited about trying them. They just did not seem a snack I would enjoy. I grabbed a bag to take with us on a car trip so we could have a snack and after one bite I fell in love with them. My favorites are the Roasted Cashew and the Honey Roasted Peanut. Let me tell you won't be able to stop with just one bite. My son who I can not get to eat granola bars or anything with granola in it even loves them. I never told him that contained granola and they have become on of his favorite snacks. We took a bag to the beach today and they were a hit with all the kids.

If you want to try the new Nature Valley Nut Clusters for yourself you can go here to get a coupon for $1 off. You will want to discover the goodness for yourself.

Axe Hair Crisis Relief Review and Giveaway

Does your man's hair need relief from the crisis that it is in? My man's hair needed some help and so I reached out to Axe Hair and told them the problems with his hair and they sent me some great products for him to try. My husband has dry wavy hair and by the end of the day the best way to describe it is a poof ball. Axe sent him The Axe Refined Clean Cut Look Pomade for him to try. Let me tell you it has made a huge difference in the look of his hair. When he comes home from work at the end of the day his hair still looks good. I can definitely tell the days he does not use it. The only thing he doesn't like about the pomade is sometimes it gets under his nails. I love the difference it makes in his hair so I know I will by it for him again even if he won't buy it for himself. You know men, they never think of these things.
He was also able to try the Anti-Dandruff 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner which is needed since he has dark hair and flakes become very evident. It also seems to be working well for him.
I am so thankful to Axe hair Crisis Relief for helping us out. They are also kind enough to help one of my readers out as well. One lucky winner will win 2 full size products of their choice and two readers will win 3 travel size products.

To win all you need to do is leave a comment telling me which 2 products you would like for your man.


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Be sure you leave a comment for each extra thing you do. Also make sure you leave a way for me to get in touch with you. This contest will end on Fri. Aug.7 at 11:59pm EST and I will announce the winner the next day.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Time for Tea Tuesday

While visiting my sister in Connecticut we took a little trip to go to the Harney and Sons Tea Tasting room and shop in Millerton,NY. I have wanted to go for several years but have never had the chance. We took a nice scenic hour drive to check out some great teas.

They have several teas steeped that you can taste and you can also choose one tea that you would like them to steep for you. My daughter chose a chocolate mint which i know was really good because she drank the whole cup without any milk or sugar. I tried their Paris Tea which I had heard was a wonderful tea. It is a fruity black tea with a hint of lemony Bergamot.
I am very impressed with their teas and they have so many great teas to choose from. I hope that we can return again sometime soon for lunch and some great tea. If you want to try their teas you can go to Harney & Sons and request your own catalog.


Come and join me for tea and link up your recent tea posts.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Time for Tea Tuesday

You may not know this about me but I am a sheep lover. I am in Connecticut visiting my sister for a week and she suprised me with this adorable sheep tea cozy. Look closely and you can see the spout. The best part about it is that she knitted it herself. She amazes me with her talent. Know I just need to find a cute sheep teapot.
I am also excited because today we will go to my favorite tea store Simson and Vail to pick up some great loose tea. They have wonderful teas. I stock up everytime I come to Connecticut but you can order from them online.

Come and join me for tea and link up your recent tea post.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Arby's Wednesday FREEbies


I have been meaning to post about this for weeks but never get around to it with all the business we have had this summer. All summer long Arby's is giving away a free food with a purchase. We have been taking advantage of the weeks you can get a free sandwich with drink purchase. This has worked great for our family since we normally eat out on Wednesday night. Here is the schedule of what they are offering.


JULY
1 - Free Regular Beef 'n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase
8 - Free Orange Cream Swirl Shake with any sandwich purchase
15 - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
22 - Free Roastburger with any soft drink purchase
29 - Free Iced FruiTea with any sandwich purchase

AUGUST
5 - Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
12 - Free Roast Chicken Club with any soft drink purchase
19 - Free Iced FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
26 - Free Regular Beef 'n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase

Inge a Hometown Hero

Brandon Inge is one of the finalists to get the last spot for the American League in the All Star Game on July 14. Inge is the favorite Tiger in this house not only because he lives in Dexter but also because he is known for giving back to the community. Inge often makes visits to Motts Children's hospital to visit the kids there. Recently a story came out about a boy named Tommy having heart transplant surgery. Inge was visiting at the time Tommy was going into surgery so he missed him. Hearing that Tommy was so disappointed about missing seeing him, Inge made a special visit to go and see him. He gave Tommy several autographs and getting one for himself from Tommy right on his arm. Notice on the picture. I know he also helped to raise money for the American Cancer Society at our day of Hope her in Dexter this year. He is a great player too and is having a awesome year

You can help to send him to this years All Star game by clicking on the box and casting your vote. Hurry because voting ends tomorrow at 4pm.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Free Lipton Tea

Thanks to Money Saving Mom I learned that you can get a coupon for free lipton tea as a part of the Lipton SustainabiliTea program.  You need to call  1-888-435-3639 and follow the automated instructions to receive a coupon for a free box of Lipton tea. One coupon per household.

Time for Tea Tuesday

Tea With the Queen
I figured since I was talking about England last week I might as well continue this week.  Over the years I have always had a fasinaction with the British Royalty.  Several years ago I stated collecting some Royal teacups.  I don't have many but this was the 1st in my collection.  It was a tea cup commerating the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2002.   This is one of my display pieces and I have never sipped tea from it.  Over the next few weeks I hope you will join me for some Royal-tea.
Don't forget to join me for tea and link up your tea post.

Monday, July 6, 2009

We All Scream For Ice Cream. At Least I Do.

July is National Ice Cream month so I guess that means we need to all go out an enjoy a great scoop if our favorite ice cream. Our family has a great local ice cream shop about a 15 minute walk away and on a nice summer night we like to take a walk for a special treat.
Local dairies are always special treat as well. While we were over in South Haven, MI we went and visited a great local dairy called Sherman's. If you didn't know it was there you would probably drive right by because it just looks like an old building. You may notice the big blue cow on the roof or the long line out front and realize you may need to stop. If you are in south Haven you need to make a stop at Sherman's. They have so many great flavor's of ice cream if you are like me you will have a hard time deciding. In their peak season they serve about 50 different flavors.
So if you are looking for a special ice cream treat at home you have go to try the new Starbucks Ice Cream pints. I love it. Of course it helps that I am a huge fan off coffee ice cream. It is so creamy and loaded with flavor. If you are looking for a great coffee treat you have got to give this a try. You can go here and get a coupon for $1 off. I have also seen that you can get a FREE Pint of Starbucks Ice Cream through Facebook to share with a friend.. Starbucks will giveaway up to 20,000 free coupons for pints of Starbucks ice cream every day through 7/19. Quantities are limited to 800 per hour so if 800 has been reached for the hour, you can try again the next hour. I have tried several times but have yet to score one.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Free Ronzoni Pasta at Meijer

This week at Meijer the Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta is part of the 10 for $10 sale.  You can use the $1 off 2 coupon from4-05 Smartsource  that expires 07-31 and pair it with the $1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon and get 2 boxes for free.