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Great Superbowl Appetizer Ideas from Weight Watchers

Let's face it, we all love to splurge on Superbowl Sunday.  I know I do.  But why not enjoy your day without feeling guilty?


Here are a few recipes from Weight Watchers that you and your guests can enjoy.  They all look delicious too!  (click photo for recipe)

Mini Mexican Layered Dips



Hot Fiesta Dip




Chocolate Covered Strawberries


Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins





#ADELINE Organic Eye Serum Review

Adeline Organic Eye Serum is formulated to help reverse the signs of aging.  I get puffy eyes and find that using this product has reduced the puffiness.  I like to keep it refrigerated because I find that it works even better when I do.   It contains cucumber extract; Cucumbers are known to have an anti-inflammatory effect that helps reduce puffiness due to its high water content.  According to Hopkins, additional hydration and cool temperature help to reduce blood flow to the space around the eyes which alleviates swelling by soothing the skin around the eyes.

I love the texture of the serum, it is light and silky and soft.  Just a little dab around the eyes is all I need nightly.  When I wake my eyes feel refreshed and aren't as puffy as they would be had I not used the serum.

I like that the serum is alcohol and paraben free.  I have somewhat sensitive skin and this serum is gentle on my eyes and doesn't irritate me. It is very gentle on my eyes.


Here is a list of ingredien…

Ozeri Cardio Tech Digital Blood Pressure Monitor

The Ozeri Cardio Tech Pro Series Digital Blood Pressure Monitor is a portable, accurate and simple to use blood pressure monitor that fits around your wrist with a velcro strap and gives accurate readings.



This product comes with a protective case and batteries.  The case helps to keep your monitor clean and protected at all times.

The monitor has a memory button to remember up to 180 previous blood pressure readings.  The monitor reads both systolic and diastolic with large easy to read numbers.

This monitor is equipped with an automatic hypertension  and arrhythmia indicator.










Disclosure:  I received this product from Ozeri to review.  All opinions expressed are based on my own honest opinions and yours may differ.

LiveWire Premium Eye Lash Curler Review

The Livewire Beauty Eyelash Curler is a Professional Grade Eyelash curler.  It is simple to use and creates a nice curl.

I love the cute pink and black packaging.  It allows me to see exactly what I am purchasing.


I love that you never have to replace the pad in the curler.  I get a perfect curl each time I use it.   It  doesn't pinch or pull my eye lid. The pad sits snuggle within the curler and doesn't move around.


Check out my demonstration on Youtube!  Be sure to subscribe while you are there.



It is available on Amazon.com


Day By Day Beauty Luxury Facial Blotting Paper Review #beautytips

I like to have fresh skin but tend to have certain spots on my face that get oily from time to time.

Day By Day Beauty Blotting Paper absorbs facial oils quickly. The papers themselves are quality paper made from natural pulp fiber that doesnt fall apart or disturb my makeup when I use it.

When purchasing this product from Amazon, you will receive 2 packages. Each package has 100 Blotting Sheets for a total of 200 Oil Blotting Papers.

These Blotting sheets are easily portable and can fit in any purse or pocket.  Great for blotting before selfies.  Always be photo-ready !

I love how this product performed.  I gently blotted my face with a dry blotting paper and could immediately see the oil absorbed on the paper and my skin looked less oily.

This product is available from Amazon.

Learn more about this product by visiting Day by Day Beauty. 

Disclosure:  I received this product to review.  All opinions expressed are based on my own personal opinion and yours may differ. 



Homemade Cabbage Soup for a Snowy Day

I love soup.  I can eat it every meal.  One of my favorite soups to make is Cabbage soup.  Since we are in the midst of a blizzard, I figure this would be a great day to make it.  The recipe is very simple and I am going to share it with you.



1/2 head cabbage cut into 1 inch cube size chunks 1 can of white beans (cannellini) drained and rinsed -  (or fresh beans) 1 onion chopped 2 cloves garlic minced 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1 can of diced or stewed tomatoes with basil, garlic and onion 1 small can of tomato sauce  chicken or beef broth (1 carton) salt  pepper 1 tsp oregano and any spices you like I throw in a pinch of  each thyme. garlic salt, onion powder baby carrots  (any veggies you like)
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Start by adding oil and garlic to a large pot Sautee onion and garlic until translucent Add cabbage, mix and cover for 5 minutes Add white beans, mix and cover for another minute or 2
Add diced or stewed tomatoes, broth and tomato sauce. season with salt, pepper (to ta…

Pine Bros Throat Drops Review

I used Pine Bros. Cherry and Honey Throat drops when I was younger and always loved their texture.  

My mom use to buy them for us when we weren't feeling well.  Now I buy them for my own family.  I love that they don't have a medicinal taste to them.  They are softish and chewy and last a long time. When I have the flu these have been a blessing to have.  They have kept my mouth and throat moist. When I start to get a sore throat I always open a package of Pine  Bros.  I love the soft chewy texture and delicious  taste.   My favorite are the wild cherry, but they are all good.   I like placing the Honey drops or Lemon Citrus in a hot cup of tea and let them dissolve.  The black licorice is my husband's favorite.
Pine Bros Throat Drops are available in 4 flavors:
Wild Cherry, Natural Honey, Licorice and Lemon Citrus
Lemon Citrus flavor is only available in Walgreens and Duane Reade.   Find out where to find Pine Bros in your area by visiting http://pinebrothers.com/where-t…

Alpha Grillers Garlic Press & Peeler Set Review for #Foodies

The Alpha Grillers Garlic Press & Peeler set is a high quality set that is beautifully boxed. The box has a lovely lining that nestles the press & peeler.  This would make a great gift for a foodie friend or host.
The press is well made from stainless steel and is dishwasher safe.  The peeler is made from a strong FDA approved material.  Both have a lifetime guarantee that will refund you 100% if you aren't completely satisfied. 

The opening is large enough for 2 pieces of garlic.  It even presses ginger.    I love it.  It works wonderfully.


Check out my YouTube review and please subscribe

This product is available on Amazon.com
Disclosure:  I received this product to review as a member of Tomoson.  All opinions expressed are based on my own personal experience.  Yours may differ.





Petunia Skincare 1.0mm Derma Roller + Eye Serum + Anti-aging Serum Review

Petunia Skincare sent me the following products to review:

1.0mm Derma Roller-  What is a derma roller?  Derma Rollers stimulate collagen production.  They reduce wrinkles, fine lines and cellulite.  They help reduce scars and enlarged pores.  They also tighten and smooth skin.

When I first received this product I have to admit I felt a bit intimidated to use it, but I heard about it on The Doctors and read about the benefits of using it.

To use the derma roller, I first cleaned the area I wanted to roll.  Then I just roll back and forth 10x in different directions (vertical, horizontal and diagonal.



After rolling I apply the Petunia Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Serum.

Professional Hyaluronic Acid Serum -  This product helps my skin by helping it retain moisture from liquids we drink.  I have always been told that drinking water is good for my skin and this product works as a water-reservoir for skin cells.  I use this daily because my skin tends to be dry and especially in the winter mont…

Petunia Skincare Professional 12 Brush Set Review

The Petunia Skincare Professional 12 Set Makeup Brush Kit has every brush you'll ever need.  It comes packed in a very sturdy faux patent leather pouch.  Each brush has its own compartment and protective sleeve.

The brushes themselves are well constructed and sturdy.  They each have the Petunia Skincare logo and are a very chic hot pink and black tone.


The brushes include:


Powder brushBlush brushFoundation brushEyeshadow brushSmudge brushFan brushConcealer brushEyebrow blushEyeliner blushSponge applicatorLip brushSpoolie brush






The brushes have guards that help them to keep their shape.  Each brush is handmade from natural and synthetic hair to help aid in a more precise and soft application.  They can be easily cleaned with warm water and shampoo and then air dried.



Petunia Skincare is a proud member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and does not test any products on animals. No animals are harmed to create these natural brushes.

Disclosure:  I received this pro…

Olde Westport Spice Company #Savings

This online specialty Food Company stands the test of time - Spice Company creates custom spice blends, seasonings and dry soups. Olde Westport Spice & Trading Company is a 33-year-old spice manufacturer that is still going strong. This online company operates a small plant in Goodland, Kansas, and knows a thing or two about spices, seasonings and soups. This family owned and operated company was originally founded in the Kansas City area and has stayed true to its mission of making custom spice blends for main meal dishes and appetizers as well as nearly 20 varieties of dry soups. 
The products are available online at www.oldewestportspice.com; at food-related craft and trade shows throughout the Midwest; and at gift and gourmet food shops. Olde Westport's spice blends and seasonings include Italian, Cajun, Taco, Fajita, Chili, Jalapeno, Beef Sauce, Salsa, Garlic and many more. All of the products use quality ingredients for a balanced flavor that compliments meats, pastas and…

Red Brick Candle | LOFT No. 1 Review

The Red Brick Candle Company Loft No. 1 candle is  a warm and cozy candle with a wonderful deep blend of Warm Maple and RichVanilla.  It is beautifully packaged with care and would be wonderful to give as a gift for someone you love.

The first thing I noticed when unboxing my Loft No. 1 candle was how much thought was put into the packaging of the candle.  It has a beautifully printed sturdy lid which  is placed on a sturdy black glossy box that is sealed with the Red Brick logo.  Then tucked inside the box is this warm fragrant maple vanilla scented candle accompanied by a protective sleeve and box of stick matches.

I find the matches to be such a nice touch to the candle.  When I saw them included, I said to myself; "The Red Brick Candle Company is very thoughtful."
Upon lighting the candle I immediately smelled a nice warm soft maple/vanilla scent start to fill the air.  I couldn't help but notice how nicely the candle glowed as well.  It had a soft, romantic glow t…

Finish It! Gear 3 Pocket #Running Belt Review

My husband is an avid runner who enjoys competing in 5 and 10k races locally.  I asked him to try out the Finish It! Gear 3 Pocket Running Belt and give me his honest opinion.
The first thing he noticed is that the belt is made from Neoprene which is a very water resistant material that will resist sweat.  He also liked the design that sits flat against his body with strong adjustable belts.  As a runner, he doesn't want to wear a belt that flops around as he runs.  There was no scratching or discomfort around his waist from the belt as he ran.
This pouch is very spacious and large enough to hold your wallet, keys, ipod (or larger phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, etc. 

It has an enclosed zipper within the pouch to hold money discretely. This is perfect for race day when you have to pay your entry fee. There is even a built in spot to thread your earphone through so that you can listen to your favorite music. They really thought of everything when they designed this.


The zippe…

Limm Sport Armband for iPhone 6 (4.7'') and Samsung Galaxy S5 and S4 Review

The Limm Sports Armband for iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S4/S5 is the perfect companion to any workouts.  Its comfortable, attractive and durable. It fits comfortably and snuggly on my arm and allows me to enjoy my favorite music or motivation while working out, walking or running.
The Limm Sports Armband is available in both slim and regular arm sizes. It is made with good quality materials and is lighweight.   I like that it is stretchable so it moves with me and doesn't tighten up on my arm while working out.
There is a free EBOOK bonus with purchase and a 100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.
You can purchase the Limm Sports Armband on AMAZON.
Here are more facts on the Limm Sports Iphone6 Armband:
✭ GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR WORKOUTS ✭ Eliminate the hassle of carrying your device in your hands or keeping it unprotected in your pocket and ENJOY the COMFORT and MOBILITY offered by the Limm armband. After a while you won't even feel that it's there…

Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals Lemon Essential Oil Review and Tips

Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals Lemon Essential Oil has so many great uses.



This 100% pure and natural lemon essential oil has such a wonderful uplifting scent.  It smells like a bowl of fresh cut lemons.

This product is great for aromatherapy in helping clear the mind.  When I opened the bottle I got a beautiful fresh lemon scent.  I am a lemon lover and really enjoy this product.

The first thing I did when I received this product is place a few drops in my sink drain and ran some warm water.  It created a pleasant scent that filled my kitchen.  I also added a couple drops to my laundry whites when washing and they smelled so fresh in the wash.  

I plan to try so many more recipes with my lemon oil  and can't wait to venture into more oils!



Uses for lemon oil:

 Great for freshening laundry.  Just add a drop to the wash/rinse cycle.

Great for aiding in removing gum, glue or grease.

Make a natural cleaner by adding water and vinegar in a glass spray bottle and add a few drops of l…

Chamberlain Leather Milk Conditioner Review

Chamberlain's Leather Milk Leather Conditioner works wonderfully.  I had a spot on my leather couch that I have been trying to get out with no success.  My leather was dried out and looking worn.



I applied a little of the Chamberlain Leather Milk Conditioner with the pad that accompanies it.


 The Chamberlain Leather Milk Conditioner restored my couch in seconds.  It looked like the spot was never there.  I love the results.  It was so much better than I expected.  It has a very pleasant scent that is subtle.



I am going to condition my entire couch .  This products is so simple to use.  I plan to do spot checks first before applying  thoroughly to many leather items that I have.

I also have many worn leather shoes, belts and handbags that I will be conditioning.

You can purchase Chamberlain Leather Milk Conditioner on Amazon.

A little history about Chamberlain Leather Milk:

Just like milk is a primary nutrient for life, Leather Milk is a vital nutrient for your leather! Originally …