Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tassimo Home Brewing System Review ~ Great Christmas Gift for Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate Lovers!




About a year ago, I dropped my coffee pot on the floor ~ CRASH ~ Glass flew everywhere.. ugh.. Since I am the only that drinks coffee, I just decided to not replace the machine. So I taught myself to love instant coffee! But I have to tell you..that everything changed a week ago when I received a free Tassimo Home Brewing System to Review. I don’t think I will be able to go back to instant coffee..after having used this system for a week now.

My first Impressions:

I loved the sleek design. The black and silver goes perfectly with my kitchen. There is, thankfully, only one main push button that you have to worry about. When I first read the directions.. I was a bit overwhelmed! Typical for me! However, after taking a breath or three..and going through each step slowly. I realized how easy it was.

In following the directions, I had to first clean out the machine with the cleaning disc. The system came with a water filter. ( Which you can opt to use or not. ) With fresh water in the tank, you then choose your drink of choice. Then Click the Large Button once!

I was sent several hot beverages to try.

Milka Hot Chocolate - This was pretty good. I do like my Hot Chocolate a bit sweeter! However, my husband happen to think it was perfect.

Starbucks Verona I enjoyed this coffee.

Chai Tea LatteThis was my husband’s favorite! So simple. You put the tea disc in the top. The machine reads the bar code and brews the tea. Then you trade the used disc with the coordinating milk disc.. and after 60 seconds or so.. we had a beautiful cup of Chai Tea Latte! My husband has been requesting one each night!

Starbucks Expresso Roast - I thought was a bit tooooo strong and rich for me. I had to drown it a little with creamer ha!

Gevalia Signature Blend – I actually enjoyed this flavor. I like my coffee mild. Not too strong! ,

Tassimo has an expanding selection of beverage brands including Twinings, Maxwell House, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Gevalia Kaffe, and Milka. Tassimo and Starbucks just launched two new single-serve coffeehouse-style beverages: Starbucks Latte Primo and Starbucks Cappuccino Primo for Tassimo.


What really amazed me.. was that the machine could read the bar codes. To be honest.. I didn’t realize that after a few different uses haha! Tassimo explains it like this: “The Tassimo Brewer, developed and designed by Kraft Foods and manufactured by Bosch, contains a microprocessor that reads the bar code printed on each T Disc label to automatically calculate the correct water amount, temperature, and brewing time for every beverage” I couldn’t have explained it better!

One feature that I really like is that you can control the strength and amount. After the initial brew, you have 20 seconds to push the button which allows you to manually fill your cup with more of the hot beverage. This works great if you are like me and want a large cup! Just make sure that you wait until the button turns orange before removing or changing out the T-Disc.

I found the clean up super easy. Just have to rinse out the water tank. Wipe out the top where the disc goes. You can remove the top disc lever and clean it. Doesn’t take me long at all!

This machine works so well in our home, since I love coffee and my husband loves Teas. Within a few minutes, I can change a disc, a coffee cup and have us both drinking our hot beverage of choice.

My only "con" is the price. However, for the 'service' you get with this brewing system..the price is probably just right! :)

Overall, I am giving this my personal two thumbs up! My husband is super impressed..and that alone is a good enough for me! In fact, we are so impressed we are going to pack it in the car to take to my parents for Christmas! I must share this with family!

Thank you to Tassimo for allowing me to have this amazing home brewing system to review!

You can check out more information on Tassimo at their website!






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Monday, December 21, 2009

Anti Monkey Butt Powder Review & Giveaway!





When I received Anti Monkey Butt Powder to Review.. I will admit I had to look at the bottle twice haha! I had not heard of this product until this review! The name itself gave me a chuckle! The bottle design is definitely cute! And I think the idea behind the Anti Monkey Bu

tt Powder is good. I think most people do not want to admit having an issue that would require such a product. But anyone that sits at work all day.. could benefit from this soothing product. It's purpose is to prevent sweating, irritation, and chaffing. This would also be great to use when you ride a bike or are exercising. The Anti Monkey Butt Powder is designed for the guy, and thankfully they have the New Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder for me to review! The powder is cool, soothing, and actually smells really good! It's not like your normal powder.. it has an almost silkiness about it! I think this would be a great stocking stuffer.. might bring some laughs on Christmas Day!


Here is a little more Information:


Anti Monkey Butt Powder – The perfect stocking stuffer for the active guy in your life…

whether he takes part in physical hobbies or has a job that runs him around! Anti Monkey Butt Powder, invented by motocross riders, is designed to prevent and reduce friction and irritation that can result from excess sweat. As you (and maybe some of your reader’s husbands, boyfriends, brothers, friends know), excessive sweat can cause irritation of the buttocks and inner thighs, also known as "monkey butt". Unlike other powders, Anti Monkey Butt has calamine and talc which gives it a cooling sensation instead of the burning that you might get from other powder products (anybody who has used those other powders will know what “the burning” is we are referring to!). Find out more at www.antimonkeybutt.com.

It’s got the cutest label and it’s a real product that has a huge following. There are more than 13,000 Anti Monkey Butt fans on our Facebookpage alone!

Anti Monkey Butt also has a new lady friend – new Lady Anti Monkey Butt – which makes a great stocking stuffer for women, too. Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder delivers the same great results, but is made with calamine and cornstarch for a more silky texture. Perfect for frictional discomfort that women often experience when using exercise equipment, running, driving, cycling, bra straps/cleavage perspiration or just walking for ENDLESS hours in the mall doing your holiday shopping!

Available in mass market retail nationwide, as well as via online retailers and at www.antimonkeybutt.com. Suggested retail price for Anti Monkey Butt® Powder is $5.95 for a


One lucky winner a chance to win a bottle of each Anti Monkey Butt Powder. US resident’s only.



To WIN:


1. Tell me in a comment one thing you learned from the Anti Monkey butt Powder website! (Mandatory)


All Extra Entries ~ Please leave a separate comment for each one!

2. Subscribe to my Blog ( 2 entries)

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5. Follow my on Twitter (2 entries)

6. Tweet about this giveaway, and leave your tweet link in a comment.

7. Blog about this giveaway linking back to my post (5 entries)

8. Leave a comment on any post here on my Blog and let me know here in the comments. (2 entries)

9. Become a Fan on Facebook here! (2 entries)

10. Become a Fan on Anti Monkey Butt Powders Facebook page!


Please remember to leave an email address in your comment. I will choose the winners via random.org and notify them by email. The winners will have 2 days to collect their prize, in the event I do not hear back from the winners, I will then choose new winners!

Giveaway Ends January 4th!


***I Received 2 bottles of the Anti Monkey Butt Powder to write this review!




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Softlips Stocking Stuffer Review & Giveaway!!

I LOVE LOVE Softlips! That's one of those items that I grab at the checkout counter! These are perfect for Stocking Stuffers.. for well, just about anyone on your list! They have some awesome new Limited edition flavors! My favorite is the Sugar Cookie Flavor!! You can pick these up at CVS Pharmacy and other great retailers!

I was sent the Softlips Limited Edition flavors! And they are all awesome! The ones I didn't try are going into family stockings! I love how smooth the Softlips make your lips feel! Hence the name! :)

Learn more about SoftLips:

This winter don’t let the cold air damage your lips. Prepare your pucker for the

mistletoe with the new limited editions flavors of Softlips® lip conditioners– new

Sugar & Spiceand Sugar Plum Berry as well as Winter Mint and Sugar Cookie.

Perfect as a stocking stuffer or gift to yourself, the seasonal flavors help protect lips from the sun with SPF 20 and have the same great moisturizing properties as Softlips’ other popular flavors. Each winter flavor comes paired with a complimentary Softlips® favorite lip balm:

  • New in 2009! Softlips® Sugar & Spice
  • New in 2009! Softlips® Sugar Plum Berry
  • Softlips® Winter Mint
  • Softlips® Sugar Cookie

For a suggested retail price of $2.99 to $3.99 for the dual-stick pack. Now through out the holiday/winter season, the limited addition flavors Sugar & Spice and Sugar Plum Berry will be available in Target and Winter Mint and Sugar Cookie will be available at Walgreens.

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How would you like a chance to win a set of Softlips Limited Edition??

One lucky reader will a set of the new Softlips limited edition winter flavors. US residents only.


To WIN:


1. Tell me in a comment what you like best about Softlips (Mandatory)


All Extra Entries ~ Please leave a separate comment for each one!

2. Subscribe to my Blog ( 2 entries)

3. Follow my BLOG

4. Grab my Button (right hand side) (3 entries)

5. Follow my on Twitter (2 entries)

6. Tweet about this giveaway, and leave your tweet link in a comment.

7. Blog about this giveaway linking back to my post (5 entries)

8. Leave a comment on any post here on my Blog and let me know here in the comments. (2 entries)

9. Become a Fan on Facebook here! (2 entries)

10. Become a Fan of Softlips on Facebook. (2 entries)


Please remember to leave an email address in your comment. I will choose the winners via random.org and notify them by email. The winners will have 2 days to collect their prize, in the event I do not hear back from the winners, I will then choose new winners!

Giveaway Ends January 4th!


***I received the Softlips Limited Edition Flavors to Review! This review is based on my opinion and some copy facts sent to me by the company.





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MyClyns Stocking Stuffer ~ Review & Giveaway!

Do you carry around anti-bacterial gel, wipes, or spray? I do everywhere I go.

Now my husband is in on the distribution as soon as we exit a store. It is so important to keep our hands clean. But now there is a cool product that helps keep our eyes, nose, and mouth clean. Which is one of those things.. you say “Why didn’t I think of that?” We always touch our faces when we are out.. right? So MyClyns is the perfect and safe product to get rid of all those germs on our faces!

This is an awesome Stocking Stuffer! I received One MyClyns to try for myself. It feels like a light mist of water. I love the convenience of the Pen shape. You can easily clip it on your purse, diaper bag, or even in your pocket!


You can purchase the MyClyns for under $10 at CVS Pharmacy and other great retail stores!

You can read in more detail about the product:

Perfect stocking stuffer or gift for a teacher, bus driver, school nurse, librarian, EMT, Police Officer, Soldier, etc… Imagine how many times the poor kindergarten teacher or librarian has been coughed and sneezed on. The next time she/he could just grab her MyClyns pen and spray 2-3 mists on his/her face and be good to go.

My Kids. My Family. My Health…MyClyns

We’re all on high alert on preventing ourselves and our family from getting the flu this season and the thought of being in tight quarters makes most cringe. That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about MyClyns, a new alcohol-free, germ protection spray that you can immediately use on your face when exposed to harmful pathogens. The non-toxic, non-burning spray contains a fast-acting solution that has shown to reduce more than 60 potentially dangerous germs, including MRSA, staph and E-coli*.

Why It’s Unique: MyClyns is the only germ defense for use in the eyes, nose and mouth – offering protection where you need it most – common entry points for most germs. It is a compact, non-aerosol pump spray shaped like a pen and easy to slip into a pocket, baby bag, purse or carry-on (meets airline restrictions) for everyday use and when traveling. MyClyns is safe to spray directly onto the face and even onto open cuts and abrasions. It’s safe for people of all ages, even those who wear contact lenses. While many other germ sanitizers are good for prevention, MyClyns is designed to be used after the unexpected incident occurs –so if a person sitting in front of you or next to you coughs or sneezes, simply take out your MyClyns and spray 2-3 mists on your face and you’re good to go. Each vial has approximately 60 mists and can be thrown out when it’s empty.

MyClyns is trusted and used by hospitals and first responders (EMS, police, firemen, etc.) – whose contact with germs is often extreme – and is now being made available to consumers to be the perfect complement to hand sanitizers as part of a complete germ-fighting routine. MyClyns, is sold at CVS stores nationwide along with other chain stores for suggested retail price ranging from $7.99- $9.99.

To help moms and family caregivers keep their families healthy, MyClyns recently launched a newly designed Web site www.mygermspray.comwhere you can get a lot of tips and information about staying healthy this cold & flu season. The Web site even has a section devoted to germs called the Germ University . By the time you “graduate,” you'll be armed with all the information you need to protect you and your family from harmful germs, especially during cold and flu season.

I give this product a Thumbs UP!

*I received ONE MyClyns to review.


MyClyns is offering ONE of My Lucky Readers a chance to win the new MyClyns. US Residents only.

*Independent laboratory tests have shown that the solution in MyClyns demonstrates a 99.99% reduction in more than 60 potentially dangerous pathogens.


To Win One MyClyns:

1. Please go to the MyClyns Site and come back and tell me one thing you learned! (Mandatory)


All Extra Entries ~ Please leave a separate comment for each one!

2. Subscribe to my Blog ( 2 entries)

3. Follow my BLOG

4. Grab my Button (right hand side) (3 entries)

5. Follow my on Twitter (2 entries)

6. Tweet about this giveaway, and leave your tweet link in a comment.

7. Blog about this giveaway linking back to my post and MyClyns (5 entries)

8. Leave a comment on any post here on my Blog and let me know here in the comments. (2 entries)

9. Become a Fan on Facebook here! (2 entries)


10. Become A Fan of MyClyns on Facebook. (2 entries)


Please remember to leave an email address in your comment. I will choose the winners via random.org and notify them by email. The winners will have 2 days to collect their prize, in the event I do not hear back from the winners, I will then choose new winners!

Giveaway Ends January 4th!





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A little about me...



It is that time again!!!! I am thinking of attempting to lose weight for the 100 millionth time. haha. This time I know it will work :)

In November of 2007, I gave birth to my second child, a C-Section. Not only did that put me back physically, but I also developed high blood pressure. I am only 29. Talk about discouraging.

I started gaining weight in highschool. Seems to have followed me everywhere. My ultimate goal is to lose 120 lbs but I'll settle for 10 right now. haha.

There is absolutely no reason why I cannot succeed in this weight loss endeavor. I have exercise equipment. I guess that means I have to use it. Also, I am going to attempt the Carbohydrates Addict Diet. I have had some success with this in the past.

So I am thinking, with putting my progress out for the world to see.. it will force me to make the right choices. Let's hope!! Feel free to comment on anything or tell your story. It's always encouraging to hear about others successes. Join me on this weight loss journey...

My Weight Progress: