Saturday, November 30, 2013

BBQ Ranch Chicken Quesadilla's

You ever have those kind of nights where you just don't know what to cook so you end up mixing a bunch of stuff together in hopes of it being tasty? I do that on occasion, and recently found that Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory & Brown Sugar BBQ sauce mixed with Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch Dressing make a delicious marinade for chicken!

I made this the other night and it turned out really good. I began by cutting up some chicken breast into smaller strips, and let this mixture marinate my chicken for a few hours. Then I cooked the chicken in its marinade, seasoned with some Cajun and Black Pepper. It smelled so good while cooking, and came out tasting soooo soo good! I used the cooked chicken for "oven quesadilla's" by laying them on tortillas, and sprinkled Pepper Jack Cheese and red, orange and yellow sliced peppers, across the chicken. Then I topped with another tortilla, spraying it all with
PAM Butter spray and baking til browned.
 
Amazingly good! You should try it :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

OxiClean 2in1 Stain Fighter plus Color Safe Brightener

Let's try this again. I wrote out my entire post for this review, published it, and somehow it disappeared! The next day it was completely gone. Blogger forum is no help in restoring, so here I am writing it again. (:( ) it BETTER stay this time! 

OxiClean 2in1 stain Fighter plus Color Safe Brightener is a new stain remover that reaches deep into the fabric fibers, to safely and quickly break up and remove stains from clothing. It also has a built in optical brightener to make whites whiter and colors brighter!  It contains 40% more brightening power than detergent alone, and helps keep your wardrobe looking new. It is safe for all colors and temperatures and is compatible with all machines, including HE.
It comes in two types: Fresh Scent and Free which is scent and dye-free
.To use, add OxiClean 2in1 to your washload with the detergent. If you're washing a regular size or medium, load, it takes 1/4 cup, for a large or heavily soiled load it takes 3/8 cup.
 For best results on getting stains out, you can use OxiClean 2in1 as a pre-treater, applying directly on to the stain and rub gently, allowing it to sit 5-10 minutes before washing. (do not allow it to dry on fabric otherwise it may discolor it!) Then wash as normal and let the magic work.

I used OxiClean 2in1 as a pre-treater on a sweater that had a brown food stain. I left it on for the 5-10 minutes called for, then threw it in the wash with the other clothes, also using OxiClean 2in1 in my load with detergent. I washed and dried as normal and the stain was gone! Worked like magic! I haven't really noticed a difference in brighter colors, but it seems to get the stain out!

OxiClean 2in1 Stain Fighter plus color Safe Brightener is available at most grocery stores,
including Walmart and Target for just under $10 for a 66fl oz bottle.
Find more information on OxiClean at http://www.oxiclean.com/
You can also find them on Facebook and Youtube


This post is made possible by Smiley360 in providing me the product above, in exchange for my review. 
All opinions are my own.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Good Deal on J-Lo Rug at Kohl's!

Kohl's always has good deals going on, and if you look hard enough, you can find some really really good deals in the clearance sections! I received a $5 off $5 of more coupon to Kohl's for my birthday and had the mindset to find myself a birthday freebie with that. I came across Jennifer Lopez's bathroom rug, originally $29.99, was 80% off, making it $5.99. then Kohl's had another 20% or so off it, making it less then $5! So I used my $5 off coupon and got it FREE. 
It's so soft and fluffy! I love it!




Order Out of Chaos Academic Planner Review


Life gets hectic sometimes so scheduling things in on paper helps us feel a little more organized. Having an Academic Planner is great so you can schedule in assignments that might be due..due dates and after school activities, appointments, and times your busy schedule has available... planning out your schedule gives you a sense of control and not procrastinating your time away.

This Out Of Chaos Academic Planner is a great tool for time management. It allows you to record 7 different class subjects on the front vertical index page, and a weekly planner pages that lines up vertically with the index of subjects next to it. The days of the week are in horizontal form with spaces to enter notes and after school activities for easy scheduling. Each day of the week has a small box in the columns that allows student to check off the box when assignment or activity has been complete. This is great in helping the student visualize their availability and get things done on time. The planner has 3 hole punches so it can easily be stored in students binder, for easy access, or it can be as is, in a backpack, with its durable cover and sturdy binding. On the very back page, a vinyl pocket is available to hold notes, slips or other loose papers that need organized, with a full school year calendar to look ahead on.


I really like this planner. It's so convenient and really comes in handy for me this year, as I am homeschooling my son. I can write everything down that I need to get done for the day, and schedule in any activities we might do. It gives me plenty of room to write out each Subject we are doing and the plans I have to go with it. It helps keep my life more simplified and organized, 
and the option to look back on things if I need to. 


The Order Out of Chaos Academic Planner was developed by Leslie Josel, 
an ADHD specialist, professional organizer, and founder of Out of Chaos. 
The planner is available for purchase at $15.00 a planner and is available 
in 4 different color cover designs to match each student's individual style and taste.
You can find more information at orderoochaos.com


"Time management is a life skill that doesn't come naturally. It's learned."



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Ultimate Party Meatballs+Recipe

[*I received the Ultimate Meatball Party gift basket from Child's Play Communications in exchange for 
recipe and review. No compensation has been involved. All opinions are my own.]

Are you looking for a great party appetizer recipe? The Ultimate Party Meatballs are so simple to make with just 3 ingredients!! Heinz Chili Sauce, a bag of Johnsonville Classic Italian Meatballs and one can of Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce.

 To make this sauce, you mix one bottle of Heinz Chili Sauce and one can of Ocean Spray Cranberry Jelly into a saucepan. Heat together until mixed well and add in your precooked meatballs. Simple as that!! Serve on a tray with toothpicks and you have your party o'dourves.
(It can also be cooked in your slow cooker!)

You could also make your own ground beef, turkey, pork, or sausage meatballs as a substitute! 
This would be great for game days, movie nights, get-togethers, and more!!

My opinion: The Chili sauce itself tastes more like ketchup so if you like your food with a little kick, add some special spice to it. They suggest 1tsp of Cumin and 1/4tsp of Cayenne to spice it up. I didn't try this, though next time around I will be! My son, who hates spicy food said "It tastes like ketchup. It just needs hot sauce and it'd be better." lol...and my husband said it tasted like ketchup too. I think it was a bit too tangy and really needed some spice. I think it would have been great with Water Chestnuts stacked on top of the meatball! Another tip I will try next time!

 You can find these ingredients in most grocery stores.
Heinz Chili Sauce is around $2.39 for a 12oz glass bottle.
Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce is around $1.40 for a 14oz can.
Johnsonville Classic Italian Meatballs are around $7.99 for a 24oz bag.


Visit http://www.heinzchilisauce.com/ for the full recipe and more info.


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In this gift basket were the following:
Heinz Apron
Johnsonville Pot holder
Heinz cocktail toothpicks
 Heinz Wooden Stirring Spoon
A Bottle of Heinz Chili Sauce 
A Can of Ocean Spray Cranberry Jelly
2 Coupons to get free Johnsonville Meatballs
A Coupon for a Free bottle of Heinz Chili Sauce




I received Heinz®, Johnsonville® and Ocean Spray® products in exchange for sharing this recipe. 
All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Friday, November 22, 2013

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Kroger Skillet Meals + Sides Review


As a BzzAgent, I was given the opportunity to review Kroger Skillet Meals, a Fresh Selection Salad Kit, and Kroger's Garlic Bread. I received my coupons and went to a Kroger's family owned, Fred Meyer store, on the search to redeem these items. The hunt was torturous. Our local Fred Meyer layout was messy as well as busy, store workers everywhere restocking, while customers purchasing last minute items for Thanksgiving and what not. I had to ask a store worker to help me locate the skillet meals because I couldn't seem to find them anywhere! That worker had never seen them so told me to ask another worker...I eventually found them on my own, all the way in the back of the freezer section, with only two skillet meal flavors to choose from: Spicy Orange Chicken and Chicken Stir-Fry. I chose the Spicy Orange Chicken, although I rather have found the Sorrento-Style Gnocchi or Sausage Rigatoni to go with garlic bread and salad. After I found the Kroger Skillet Meal, I started the search for Kroger's Garlic Bread. 3 different store workers said they have never seen this bread before! They directed me to different locations in where it might be, and to no avail..the bread was nowhere to be found. I'm hoping I can find it in the near future, maybe at a different location! The Fresh Selection Salad Kit was easy to find. The easiest and tastiest of them all. I got the Caesar Salad Fresh Selection Kit. This was extremely easy to prepare, as it is prewashed and contains separate packets of dressing, croutons and cheese. I like a good amount of dressing on my salad so I felt the amount it included was not quite enough, and the croutons were pretty hard, and the cheese was a bit rubbery, but the over all flavor was mostly good.

Making the Spicy Orange Chicken was simple and done within 10 minutes! While cooking up the chicken and vegetables in my skillet, I microwaved the pack of brown rice. The orange sauce for the chicken was pretty good itself, but I feel like the complete meal was kind of gross to be honest. It was lacking chicken, and the pieces of chicken that were in there were large. I ended up cutting them into smaller pieces to spread it more thoroughly. The amount of rice that came with, didn't seem like quite enough but it worked in the end. This meal definitely had the taste of a freezer dinner and in my opinion, did not taste very authentic as said to be. But I don't know, I make stir-frys frequently here at home, so maybe I'm just spoiled to homemade :)




Kroger Skillet Meals contain 3 servings each bag and come in a wide variety of flavors, 
so if you're lucky enough to come across them, snag one or two for a quick dinner night! 
They cook in 10 minutes so if you're low on time, these just might be perfect for you! 





This post is made possible by Bzzagent in providing me the above products to test and review. All opinions are my own.

Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage


The Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage is the world's most effective vacuum-sealed food container set, with locking lids and a vacuum seal that removes excess air saving your food from spoiling. There's no use of pumps or motors, you just press down on the center of the lid and air forces it way out through the one way valve, reducing growth of naturally occurring bacteria, keeping your food fresh even longer. These storage containers also features a release valve that prevents spills and splatters from happening, as well as preventing the bursting container issue, when it's used in the microwave. Each container has a wave pattern on the bottoms which keeps foods elevated from the water and juice that collects beneath, keeping foods from getting soggy, and a date dial that allows you to record when the food was stored to monitor how long it has been in the fridge.

The Ozeri Instavac saves on food, money, space, and time! 
And is long-lasting, microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe!

There are so many good features in these Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage containers.
They are also BPA-free, stain resistant, shatter-proof and transparent as glass. The sides lock in place and the vacuum seal keeps your food fresh longer. I love that the containers nest into each other, saving space in the cupboard and having the handy date dial saves on tape!No more writing down and taping dates onto containers :) I love it! They have everything I want in a container!

The Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage container set 
is available on Amazon for $24.95 for a set of 8 nesting pieces (4 lids + 4 containers) and comes with a full warranty.
A great deal for a great product!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Immortal Sleep Review


For some people, sleep is a hard thing to come by. There are many products on the line available for those with insomnia, fatigue, lack of focus, ect, but many of them contain side affects which can be even more harmful to your body.  Immortal Sleep is unlike any other sleeping pill, it is made with natural ingredients, including Zizyphus, also used for those who are stressed, experiencing irritability, agitation and racing thoughts, and has been used for centuries in helping people fall asleep.  L-theanine has been included into this herb blend, aiding in your body to experience a calm and relaxing experience to help your body enter into the deep state of resting. This herbal blend is used by many Chinese doctors for the treatment of insomnia associated with palpitations, amnesia and anxiety.


My husband has been dealing with insomnia for many years and has tried a multitude of sleeping medications, including acupuncture and visiting a sleep doctor. Nothing has seemed to work for his sleep disorder. When I had the chance to review Immortal Sleep, I was excited to have my husband test it. I really hoped he would have finally found the fix to his terrible sleep patterns.
But sadly, the Immortal Sleep herbs didn't work for him either. He took the 3 capsules as called for, 30 minutes before bed, and let them do their work. He said he didn't notice a difference or change in anything, but said if anything, they seemed to make him sleep even less then usual, tossing and turning all night, and caused him to feel groggy the next day. I've read a handful of positive reviews on Immortal Sleep but it definitely differs per each user. I like that you can also open the contents of 3-4 capsules
and dissolve them in warm water as a tea or pour into a smoothie, instead of having to swallow the pills. Warm milk would be a great addition to this. 

Immortal Sleep is Vegan, 100% Organic, GMO and Gluten Free
It is safe and non-habit forming And it may alleviate depression.

Immortal Sleep is available at the retail price of $54.95 for a bottle of 90 500mg capsules.
You can find more information on immortal herbs at http://www.immortalherbs.com/
You can also visit them on Facebook and Twitter.




I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

100 Followers!

I'm so excited to get on here today to find I now have 100 Followers on my blog! This made my day! Thank you so much to you guys, for making my blog possible and helping me reach this milestone!!




Feel free to enter in the three giveaways I have going on!!

Qi Orthopedic Pillow -ends 11/26 3 WINNERS!
Root Touch-Up by Nice n' Easy -ends 12/15 4 WINNERS!

Good luck and thanks again!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Child Safety New Electrical Outlet Covers

Plug-ins always seem to be a number one interest in children. Something about the little holes in the wall that their fingers want to explore...They don't understand the safety, they're just curious and want to test things for themselves. We as the parent/guardian have to protect our children and child proof objects that they shouldn't get into. There are several good safety plug-ins to keep those little fingers out..some that children have learned to take off on there own...some that even adults have a hard time getting off...and some like the Child Safety New Electrical Outlet Cover. These are amazing. They're like little doors for your plug-in, that are easy to put on, by lining up the posts on the back of the cover with the opening of the walls double outlet. No tools are needed, it just firmly pushes into place and secures enough for it to be child resistant. The great thing about these covers is that they are paintable so you can paint them the same color of your wall and they will blend in! This provides a visual and physical barrier from keeping children away from the plugs!

I found that these covers are easy to apply and look great, not only in keeping kids out of the outlets, but to cover up any outlets you don't want shown either. The cover fits great into the outlet holes, sitting stable enough so children can't pull them out, but easy enough for you to pull them out when needed. I love that you can paint them to match your wall color too. Living in an apartment, we can't paint the walls, but once we have a place where we can paint, I will love this option. I love painting walls to bring color into your home but having a white/beige outlet cover on a purple wall sticks out like a sore thumb. If you have the option to paint the cover the same as your walls and protect those little fingers, coverPlug is the way to go! I definitely recommend coverPlug, as a safety precaution, 
and as an added touch to your decor.


You can find more information on the Child Safety coverPlug at http://www.coverplug.com/

Like the idea of a Child Safety Outlet cover? 
Enter through Rafflecopter below for a chance to win one!!!





I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Root Touch-Up with Nice n' Easy

 Do you ever have that problem where you get your hair dyed..and then it grows out a little and your left with your roots not matching the rest of your hair? A lot of women go through this, and hate for the natural or gray hairs to show through, but don't want to pay to get their hair dyed fully again. That's where Clairol's Root Touch Up by Nice n' Easy comes in handy!! You can touch up your hair roots in just a few easy steps! Root Touch-Up has 21 hair color shades to choose from, designed to match salon and at-home shades, with 100% gray coverage and a permanent formula that blends seamlessly.

Root Touch-Up comes with a precision angled brush so you have complete control in where you apply the color, and all it takes is 10 minutes and your roots are ready to go! Watch this step by step video below on how to apply Root Touch-Up:



*If you recently colored your hair with a different hair dying brand, you can find the perfect Root Touch-Up match at Clairol.com

I haven't tried this myself, as I haven't dyed my hair in quite some time, but it looks to be really easy and a great way to keep your hair looking fresh.

If you would like to win your own box of Clairol's Root Touch Up by Nice n' Easy, 
enter through the Rafflecopter below! 
There will be 4 winners!! Good Luck!
#RootTouchUp

This giveaway is made possible by Vocalpoint for providing me 
the free coupons + compensation in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Deep Sleep With Andrew Johnson MP3

Andrew Johnson's Deep Sleep MP3 is designed to build a natural, deep sleeping pattern for yourself, to help you feel well rested and have more energy during the day. It will help you drift into sleep every night, using relaxation techniques and visualizations, benefiting your physical and emotional health, so you can feel happier, relaxed and more productive each day.

    Andrew Johnson has a nice voice to fall asleep to, setting the scene for your sleep, but once he mentions paying attention to your breathing, I begin to feel panicky. I'm not sure why, but every time I focus on breathing instead of just naturally doing it with no thought, my mind starts to panic and my breathing feels forced. I also am not fond of the part he speaks of little muscles behind your eyes. This gives me an image I don't want when I'm trying to fall asleep lol. So in order for me to get the most out of the Deep Sleep MP3, I have to skip past that part and enjoy the music until I fall asleep. The music in Deep Sleep is very relaxing. My body begins to feel heavy while listening and I fall fast asleep. If you have difficulty following asleep, I suggest you check out Andrew Johnson's Deep Sleep MP3 and other tracks he has made. You just might wake up feeling well rested!

You can find more information on Andrew Johnson and his latest releases at  http://www.withandrewjohnson.com/ 
You can also visit him on Facebook and Twitter.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Simple Homemade Meatballs

Homemade Meatballs can be a simple touch to your meal, great for pasta's, appetizers, or topping on a bed of rice. And they are really simple to make! You need ground meat, I used beef, bread crumbs, a little milk, and your seasonings. Mix all together in a bowl and begin shaping your meatballs! Place meatballs in a foil lined casserole dish and bake in the oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Check them every so often and baked til they reach desired brownness and cooked through. Add them to a sauce and enjoy!