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Style United and SheSpeaks

Want great beauty and fashion advice and have fun getting it? Like taking quizzes? If so you really need to try the new website created by P&G, StyleUnited. Because of SheSpeaks, I am one of a few able to try the site out. The site has customized fashion and beauty content such as blogs, articles from experts and how to videos.
Get personalized diagnostic quiz results, for instance my fashion profile was casual cool with a hint of edgy bold. Very accurate to what I usually like.
Invite your friends to join and they can be in your "inner circle" and compare results with them.
Join StyleUnited now today for a chance to win their New View, New You Giveaway.   Two lucky winners will be chosen at random to take home a $500 gift card for a shopping spree at Macy’s or Nordstrom courtesy of StyleUnited.

I will recieve a small gift in exchange for this blog post from

Ball Park Flame Grilled Patties

I was recently given the opportunity to try the new Ball Park Flame Grilled Patties thanks to  They sent me a great kit which included information on the patties, a coupon for one free bag, and six $4.00 off coupons to share with friends.

 I took my free coupon to the grocery store and picked out the beef and cheese flavored patties. I told my sixteen year old daughter to try them for me because she is the burger "specialist" in our house.  She actually told me she didn't think they would be any  good but she would give them a try.
She put one in the microwave and in less than two minutes she had a great burger.  She LOVED it!  She said she can't wait to have another one.

The patties are made with 100% beef, seasoned to perfection and fully cooked, then flash frozen to lock in the great flavor. Great when you don't have time to fire up the grill!
The patties are available in three classic flavors: Beef Patty, Beef & Cheese Patty and Beef & Onion Patty. They are located in the frozen meat or frozen snacks section for a suggested retail price of $8.29.
For a great burger in just a couple minutes give Ball Park Flame Grilled Beef Patty a try today.

I was given a coupon for a free bag of Ball Park Flame Grilled Beef Patty but all opinions in this review are my own.  

Breathe Right® Advanced Nasal Strips

Breathe Right® Advanced Nasal Strips: Thx Breathe Right 4 my free sample! Get your free sample of Breathe Right Nasal Strips #BreatheRight *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.

Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler Review and Giveaway

I received a new product from Rubbermaid to try out, it is the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler from their recycling product line. My first thought was, anything that makes recycling easier and more convenient has to be a plus. I was right, I love the way the product fits so easily inside of a cupboard and no one has to see it. It is a 5 gallon bag and can hold up to 36 12-ounce cans. It has a leak-proof liner and is machine washable to make it easier to clean up any spills in it. It has a convenient handle that makes transporting it easier. You can purchase them directly from their website at and at Meijer stores.

I would reccomend this product for sure for anyone who recycles.  Make sure to enter my giveaway if you live in the U.S. or Canada.

I was given this product by Rubbermaid and all opinions are my own.

Simple Skincare Review


 I went to my local Walgreens to ask their beauty adviser about the new Simple product line but, my Walgreens did not have a beauty adviser so I could not complete this part of the review.  A couple weeks later I was sent a free, full size, sample of the Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub from Simple and SheSpeaks. I have used the product about three times now and my daughter has used it a couple as well. We are both very pleased with the results, it leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean and also very smooth.  The Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub reveals brighter and more even textured skin and it has added vitamins: Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E. The exfoliator in it is actually rice granules. Simple products have no dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh irritants therefore it is great for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.
 I would recommend the Simple Skincare line to anyone who cares about their skin.

Watch the video below to get more information about The Simple philosophy

All opinions are my own and I received the product for free through and Simple for writing this review of the product.  

Mmmm Ghirardelli

I received a full size sample of Ghirardelli's Milk & Truffle squares through SheSpeaks. Today I have been curled up on the couch with a blanket and my computer and what better way to enhance it than to open these up and bite into the rich, creamy, chocolate that just melts on your tongue?  I love them, they are just the right blend of milk and dark chocolate. These gourmet, made in the US, chocolates are amazing. I encourage all you chocolate lovers to give them a try today.

I Won The Vesatile Blogger Award!

I was given the Versatile Blogger Award from Save Green Being Green!  When you get the chance please check out her blog for great money saving ideas while also saving the earth.

There are rules that come with this award though and here they are:
#1. Thank the person that nominated you with a link back.  
                                              Thank you Jessica!!!

#2. Tell 7 things about yourself.
     1. I am new to blogging but really love it.
     2. I get so excited to try new products.
     3. I love cats and have four of them.
     4. I love reading books but, especially Amish Fiction.
     5. I love cheesecake.
     6. I hate spiders and snakes
     7. My favorite color is purple.

#3. Pass this award on to 10 newly discovered blogs and let them know they have received the award

Tide Coldwater

I was recently given a full size bottle of Tide Coldwater Detergent to try from Shespeaks and P&G. I have always been told to get clothes cleaner you have to use hot water and have always thought that was an awful lot of wasted money down the drain. I was excited to receive this product to try because its definitely much easier and quicker to not have to switch from hot to cold and if you are like me you probably forget to switch it sometimes too. 

Tide Coldwater liquid detergent is specifically formulated to help get clothes clean when they are washed in cold water. Switching to washing in cold water is a great way to get all your clothes amazingly clean while also helping to conserve energy and save money on your utility bill. These were all great reasons for me to give it a try, I have used it on about 5 loads so far, whites, lights, and darks, and I have been greatly satisfied with the results. When you have a family to do laundry for the dirty clothes never stop and if you are always using hot water that is a LOT of money! My husband works on Army vehicles and comes home very dirty so I made sure that I tried it on his clothes and the grease and grime came off very well.

So if you are concerned about wasting money and you want fresh and clean clothes everytime I suggest you give Tide Coldwater a try.

*I received the sample bottle of Tide Coldwater and a gift card from P&G via SheSpeaks for this review however the opinions are my own.

New Year, New Beginning

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a safe New Year.  I am excited about the new year because I plan to make a lot of changes in my life; I am quitting smoking, losing weight and I will be starting to exercise regularly, I am very excited for these changes and the most important one I am making is that I will be making my walk with God even stronger. I plan to spend more time in His Word, I am going to read through the Bible completely this year as well, I cannot wait!

Look forward this year and not at the past.
    Philippians 3:13-14 No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven. (NLT)
I found this New Years prayer and I really enjoyed it.

New Year's Prayer

Lord, this year I want to change,
and I've said that in the past.
but now my prayer is different
'cause I understand at last.
I wanted my own way before,
I ignored your loving plans.
But now I'm putting everything
into your nail-scarred hands.
I promise to obey you
out of gratitude and love.
I won't be giving orders
to my Father up above.
I finally realize the truth
and so I've changed my prayer.
The safest place for me to be
is in your gentle care.
Please be my shepherd, Jesus, 
that's all I ask of you.
In good times and in bad this year,
Take my hand and lead me through.
--Jack Zavada

Not Posting

Sorry for the long wait for new posts, it has been hectic with the holidays and we went home to visit family in Michigan as well. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and safe New Year. I feel like 2012 is really gonna be a year of change for me; I plan to quit smoking, and lose some weight but more than just losing weight I really want to get in the habit of exercising regularly, I need to get myself healthy. With that I want to wish you all a wonderful New Year!