Thursday, June 25, 2015

4 Word-of-Mouth Websites for Reviewing Free Products

Soooo, I've been meaning to get around to this particular post for quite a WHILE now!! As many of you know, I tend to type up a lot of reviews. Many of my friends are always asking just how I manage to score all of the awesome products I've been given, so it's time to get around to some answers! Haha!

The websites listed below are primarily word-of-mouth websites; this means that big name companies are depending on influencers to spread the word about their as many people as possible!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Our Father's Day Adventures (Mostly in Pictures)

I said I would post about our Father's Day here goes! Our day yesterday was very relaxing! We decided to do something that we haven't done in a WHILE now. We went fishing!! It's seriously been a few years now since the last time we actually went. It was also the girls' first time to truly enjoy the experience!

What I love the most about yesterday is that it gave "daddy" the chance to really spend time with the girls. He works a LOT, and rarely gets time off of work, so it's not often that he gets to have real bonding time with them!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Stock Up on Kids' Summer Clothing!

Summer's HERE y'all!! If your kids are like mine, then it's a fairly safe bet that they've gone through some growth spurts, and may need some new clothes for summer. Right now, there aer a number of different stores having some great sales to help in this department!

A Very Very WET Week of Adventures!!

I'm typing this one out earlier in the day (MUCH earlier) than what I usually do, for the simple fact that it's Father's Day! There MAY be a post later this evening about how our family's Father's day plays just all depends on how the day goes!

Our past week didn't hold TOO many adventures, as we were trapped inside for a good part of the week, thanks to good old tropical storm Bill.

Houston Chronicle Smart Source Insert - 6/21/15

Houston Chronicle Red Plum Insert - 6/21/15

Friday, June 19, 2015

Midori Spring Matcha Green Tea Powder Review

***This is a sponsored post*** I received Midori Spring Matcha Green Tea Powder free, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are genuinely my own.

Being as healthier eating is something I've started introducing my family to, I was happy to be selected for the opportunity to try Midori Spring's Matcha Green Tea Powder. Not only was I excited to try it as a traditional tea, but I was excited for the possibilities of how I can incorporate it into different recipes! I bake a lot of things from scratch, so I'm delighted to say that I was not left disappointed...and neither was my family! Also, the tea has become a great alternative to coffee for me lately!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Chronicle Vs. Enterprise (Why I Fluctuate Between the Two!)

I understand some of you may be confused for as to why it is that sometimes I'll post the inserts for the Houston Chronicle, while at other times posting for the Beaumont Enterprise.

The truth is, my primary goal is to post ONLY the Houston Chronicle inserts, as it usually has the better coupons in it! This is why I subscribe to have the Chronicle delivered to my door in those deep dark EARLY hours every Sunday.

Sometimes, however, there will be a mishap, and the newspaper delivery person will accidentally throw the Beaumont Enterprise into my driveway (as was the case this morning) instead of the Chronicle. When this happens is when the Inserts I post will be for the Enterprise. It's not ideal for me to wait til the paper gets delivered to the stores and then go buy one to type up, as my children are already awake and being rowdy by that point, and my focus must be on THEM when they wake up.

My sincerest apologies for the fluctuations! Fingers crossed that the correct paper gets delivered to my door next week!

Blessings and BIRTHDAYS!

Some people say that double rainbows are a sign of blessings to come, and I believe that is most definitely true! I took a picture of this double rainbow Friday evening. The sad part is, I may not have even noticed it if it weren't for my oldest daughter exclaiming :Mom, look! A Rainbow!!" I moved to get a better view, and sure enough, there was this beautiful double rainbow, WAITING to be seen! Curiosity prompted me to get on Google to see if there was symbolic meaning for it.

After how this past weekend has played out, I'm a VERY firm believer of it standing for blessings! Friday, in itself, was a blessing because it was my sweet middle daughter's fifth birthday!

The day was spent making memories, too! She was SO happy to finally be celebrating HER birthday, since we'd celebrated her older sister's just 10 days prior. I totally made BOTH of their day that day by taking them to get DONUTS for breakfast!

Beaumont Enterprise Red Plum Coupons - 6/14/15

Beaumont Enterprise Smart Source Insert - 6/14/15

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Schick Hydro Silk 2-in-1 TrimStyle Razor Review!!

This is a review that I've actually been really super excited about, being as Schick is my ABSOLUTE favorite brand as far as razors are concerned! As a member of BzzAgent, I was sent the Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle razor for free in return for my honest opinions and review.

First, I have to admit that the Hydro Silk series produced by Schick have always been my favorite razors, and for a good reason! I love that the blades not only are made to bend to adjust to bodily curves, but I also love that nifty little strip on them that leaves your legs moisturized and SMOOTH! If you've ever used a Schick Hydro Silk razor, then you know EXACTLY what I'm talking about!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Homemade Strawberry Muffins


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups milk
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup butter, melted
2 cups fresh strawberries, diced
1 1/2 cups sugar

Monday, June 8, 2015

My Review On "The Book Thief"

Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian - Avaliable for Pre-Order!!

I am an avid reader, so new book releases are something that gets me EXCITED, to say the least! I won't lie, I'm one of the MANY people who got caught up in the thrill of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. In fact? It took me less than 2 weeks to wipe through all 3 of the books! That's why I was super excited to see that the newest book in the series (told from Christian's point of view) is now available for pre-order over on Amazon! If you're a fan of the series, be sure to pre-order yours too so you can be one of the first in line to read it! Simply click below to be taken straight to the page!

Sunday, June 7, 2015


It's officially summer vacation at our house, YAY!!! I cannot tell you how excited this makes me!! I'm happy to finally be able to spend good quality time with my girls!! It was a long week to get here though!!

Tuesday, Gail had her appointment with the cardiologist after it had been rescheduled due to flooding the previous week. It went GREAT!! Sort of. My sweet, sweet, child who is always the best baby you could ever imagine while getting an echo done? She was NOT so sweet this go-round. In fact? She screamed bloody murder the entire time that the tech was trying to get the needed images. At one point, they actually had to call in a SECOND tech, and the two worked together to keep her distracted and still long enough to get the pics that they needed.

Houston Chronicle Smart Source Insert - 6/7/15

Houston Chronicle Red Plum Insert - 6/7/15

Monday, June 1, 2015

Johnsonville Grillers Review!!

Soooo, THIS is one that I'm really excited about! As part of Johnsonville's #SausageFamily community on Crowdtap, our family was given the opportunity to try the new Johnsonville Grillers!!