Saturday, December 20, 2014

Food Should Taste Good™ Tortilla Chip Review

After a long day at several Doctor appointments we arrived home about dinner time to find a box that read "Food Should Taste Good" at the front door.
Opened it right away and found out that we had been CHIPPED! LOL
Inside were 4 bags of different flavored Tortilla Chips from
 The kids opened all the bags to taste these 'healthy' chips.
We received White Cheddar, Olive, Guacamole, and Jalapeno.
 
We were all a bit skeptical,
usually healthy doesn't translate to tasty.
BUT these were so good!
And they are good for you!
Thicker than a regular tortilla chip,
one could call them crackers ~
or Chip Crackers or Cracker Chips,
Oh who cares, we call them delish!
Notable features include: All Natural, Certified Gluten Free, Certified Vegan, Certified Kosher, Cholesterol Free, No MSG,  No GMO, 0g Trans Fat, No Artificial Flavors or Preservatives and made with Whole Grains.
 The White Cheddar is made with White Cheddar Cheese, Brown Rice, Flax, Sesame and Sunflower Seeds and even Quinoa!
 This fun hexagon shaped chip is mild tasting.
 
I quickly saw dinner in the making!
 
I grabbed some cottage cheese from the fridge, added some mild herbs and we had a healthy dip that went well with the White Cheddar.
The round Olive is made with Green, Kalamata and Nicoise Olives, Garlic and Sea Salt. A slight flavor of green olives mixes with a hint of garlic to make these intriguing. Not overpowering but you are aware it's there. I paired these up with a garlic herb soft cheese I had in the fridge. YUM!
 
 
The Wedge shaped Jalapeno is made with Jalapeno Peppers and Crushed Red Pepper. I was nervous to try this one since I'm not fond of real spicy foods. But they weren't that bad, I could eat them plain and get just a slight after burn. Had a hint of a fresh garden tomato.  Grabbed the Salsa for these.
The Guacamole wedge is made with Cilantro, Avocado and Serrano Peppers. As soon as you place these in your mouth you taste the Cilantro then the Avocado slides in after. The kids liked these with the Salsa too.
 
Each of these healthy chips are fab in their own right, I just added different 'healthy' dips to make a dinner out of them. ;)
 
It was great timing, I was tired and didn't feel the least like making dinner.
You can find Food Should Taste Good on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Their sites are loaded with hearty recipes, chip pairings, dip recipes and more! Who new you could pair different beers with the correct chip? Following them is a great way to keep abreast of their new products too! 
 
If you like to try new recipes, sweepstakes, and other fun stuff, make sure to sign up for their newsletter (don’t worry; they won’t fill your inbox with junk).
 
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from Food Should Taste Good in exchange for a product review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own. 
 


The Holidays and Beyond - Shopping and Mobile Safety

 
Safer Holiday Shopping from our friends at All Clear ID    
Many of us are still in the midst of (or just beginning) our holiday shopping. Here are some tips that will help keep your identity as safe as possible during your holiday shopping and beyond.      
Save your receipts - The hustle and bustle of the season can make it difficult to keep track of all of the activity on your card statements. Be sure to save your receipts and use them to check your statements. Double check that all the amounts are accurate and charges are legitimate ones.
Beware of shopping apps - While shopping on your mobile phone is certainly convenient, it's not without risk. In many cases, mobile shopping apps gather more information from you than you intend to share, such as address, phone number, and even SSN. If you are going to use a shopping app, be sure to check the permissions before making purchases.
Be cautious when donating - If you like to do a little extra giving during the holiday season, watch for scams. Do some research to make sure the charity you are considering donating to is a legitimate one. The Better Business Bureau has a helpful tool for verifying the legitimacy of a charity: http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/national  
Learn more about how to protect your identity while shopping on our blog: https://www.allclearid.com/blog/holiday-shopping-without-the-scams
   Steps to Secure Your Smartphone

Whether for connecting with friends and family or searching for deals, many of us use our mobile devices more frequently around the holidays. Mobile security can be a difficult thing to navigate at any time of the year. If you're confused about what steps you should take to secure your smartphone, this cool new tool from the FCC may be able to help. The FCC Smartphone Security Checker provides a list of tips to help secure your smartphone based on the operating system you have. Simply visit the site and choose your operating system, and the tool will generate a list of tips to boost your mobile security. Learn more about the tool here: https://www.allclearid.com/blog/simple-steps-for-securing-your-smartphone.   


Friday, December 19, 2014

5 Ways to Protect Your Home while Partying This Season


 
Safety Tips from AT&T
 
''It’s the most wonderful time of the year – we plan trips to visit loved ones and spend evenings toasting with our favorite friends.
The FBI says it’s also the time when we’ll see nearly 400,000 burglaries across the U.S.

So before you pack sweaters or pop bottles, let’s make a plan to keep your home safe.
Keep Your Eye on the Prize
Install an outdoor (left) and indoor (right) camera to help you keep track of what’s going on in and around your home. Helps you watch over all those Cyber Monday orders delivered to your doorstep…

Get Trigger Happy
Tech triggers, of course. Motion sensors (left) and glass break sensors (right) will set off alarms to alert police if anyone tries to drop in while you’re away.
 
Lock It Up
Lock your doors, close your blinds, and hide all valuables from the line of sight. Don’t tempt outsiders with your fancy TV or flashy accessories.

Fake a Staycation
Leave a lamp on, or get creative! Plug lights, a TV, or a stereo into Digital Life smartplugs that you can turn on and off throughout the day. Throw potential crime off with a little  smoke-and-mirrors effect.
 
Stay In Control
Ultimately, it’s all about staying in control of what happens in your home – even while you’re away. With AT&T Digital Life, you can set up your own custom dashboard to remotely monitor locks, windows, doors, electricity, even water leaks,  all from your mobile device.


For more tips to safe (and secure) holidays, check out the AT&T Digital Life media kit.
 


 
Party on, friends!''
 



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Purex® PowerShot "Coming Soon" Sweepstakes Giveaway!!!




Enter The “Coming Soon: Purex PowerShot!” Sweepstakes for a chance to win 1 of 3 Whirlpool Duet Washer and Dryers!
In addition, enter for a chance to win 1 of 300 Coupons for a Free Bottle of Purex PowerShot!
 
 

End Date:
March 31, 2015

Eligibility:
Open to legal residents of (48) of the (50) United States and District of Columbia, while excluding Florida and New York, who are at least eighteen (18) years old.

Entry Limit:
Limit one (1) entry per person, per e-mail address, per day.

 
 
Prize(s):
Grand Prize (3): Three Grand Prize Winners will receive One Whirlpool Duet 4.5 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in Diamond Steel, ENERGY STAR Model # WFW95HEDU and one Whirlpool Duet 7.3 cu. Ft. Electric Dryer with Steam in Diamond Steel, ENGERGY STAR Model # WED95HEDU One Grand Prize Winner Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $2,598. (Retail value obtained December 3rd 2014 from the Home Depot website)

Second Prize (300): Three Hundred Second Prize Winners will
Receive One Coupon for One Free Bottle of Purex PowerShot. One Second Prize Winner Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $6.00.

Official Rules

Enter here:   HERE



Monday, December 15, 2014

Pure Body Naturals #Argan Oil Review


I was pretty intrigued with this versatile Argan Oil
and anxious to try it out.
I use essential oils all the time but
wasn't familiar with this particular one.  
 

 
What exactly is Argan Oil?
 
Argan oil is pressed from the nut of the fruit of the Argan Tree, which is only found in Morocco. The Argan tree lives to be about 150 to 200 years old and does not start producing the fruit until it is 30 to 50 years old. Because the tree is found only in a limited area, the oil itself is quite rare.
 
Pure Body Naturals Argan oil has one ingredient - Pure Organic Argan Oil: Pure USDA & ECO Certified Organic Moroccan Argan Oil. There are no additives or fillers whatsoever! The oil is all natural, USDA certified organic, and unrefined imported directly from Morocco.  Pretty Impressive! 
 
 
Earlier I mentioned it was versatile, it seems to cover you head to toe,  keeping your body radiant by restoring hair, skin, and nails
 
Pure Body Naturals Organic Argan Oil is said to give you:
Revitalized, Repaired and Radiant Hair
Moisturized Hydrated Beautiful Skin
Strong and Healthy Nails
Treating dry and unhydrated skin, eczema
Reduce Symptoms of Aging like Wrinkles and Puffiness
An all-round Healthy Beautiful Attractive Glow
 
 
Each of us here seem to have our own issues so we were able to try the Argan oil out on a few different problems. It's been about 7 or so days since we've starting using it on a regular basis.
 
My daughter used the oil on her hair,
especially the ends where it's dry.
 It left her hair silky and vibrant, no more dry frizzy ends. 
 
 
My hands are probably my worst problem area.
It seems they are always in water,
and well, once your a Mom they seem to go to the bottom of the priory list. My nails seems to be getting brittle as I age but my cuticles are the worst, so dry they even crack. 
I'd love to have a manicure on a regular basis but it's not in the cards. I never seem to have enough time to give one to myself,
but once in a while I do snag some time.
My cuticles are so ugly, they just seem to ruin the look no matter what I do.
See :/  
 

 
So I was excited to try see if Argan Oil would help.
 
Just look at them now!
 
 
They never looked or felt so good!
Even after a day of chores my nails have a nice sheen to them.
The dry look is gone and Argan Oil is here to stay!
The backs of my hands look so much better also.


 
I also had a small dry patch on my left elbow. No matter what I gooped on it, it wouldn't go away! But it is now gone and my left is as smooth as my right elbow!!
Amazing! I've been dealing with that patch for years and it cleared up in 3 days.
 
 
It's done such a good job on that patch I've started putting some on the bottoms of my feet at night and wearing socks to bed. Yep, they are getting much smoother and feel so good.
 
I do have to mention the oil is light and absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy feeling.
 
Not only does Pure Body Naturals Argan Oil get a
BIG 2 thumbs up
for tackling so many problem issues and winning, but  it also has a Lifetime 100% Money Back PROMISE if you are not satisfied in any way.   

 
Pure Body Naturals Pure Argan Oil is available at Amazon. 


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, December 14, 2014

Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door Review


 
Answer to my prayers!
 I have sliding glass doors that lead to the back yard. The sliding screen door that came with the house has always had an issue with the spline staying in place to hold the screen. Needless to say the screen has been flapping in the breeze!
 

 
Not very useful at keeping bugs out!
 
 
 
I had seen this product before and had wondered if it could be installed in my screen door frame, since the dogs have become used to walking through the flapping screen.
I was hoping to kill two birds with one stone.
 
So I was thrilled to be chosen to review
 
 
I was impressed with how easy it was to install,  a lot of products say that, but it's actually true with Easy Install, great company name btw ;)
 
 
  I was a little concerned about the Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door since Mother Nature is blessing us with some good rain storms this year, but the rain hasn't bothered it a bit. We like to listen to the rain and now are able to open the sliding door and keep those clingy winter flies outside! 
When the sun peeks through we're able to enjoy the clean smelling fresh air too. 
 
 

 My pets can still go in and out as they please, we do have a dog door but they prefer the human door, of course!
 
 Tora
 
Katie wondering if it's ok to go through the new screen
 
 Yes, it is!
 
Nothing holds Bella back!
 
I love that I was able to adapt it to my sliding screen door. The screen itself is nice and solid, good weight, not flimsy like was in there before. I'm now able to keep the screen door closed at all times because I can walk right through it. No more sliding back and forth, it falling off the rollers and fighting to get it back on!
 
Being able to walk through with your hands full is a dream, especially taking food out to and from the BBQ!
 
Watching those strong magnets close still amazes me.
I think I could watch it close by itself all day! LOL
 
 


What You'll Receive:

Unrivaled Quality

✓ Strong magnets sewn in, to provide seamless automatic closure
✓ High quality micro mesh keeps the smallest bugs out
✓ Easy install bug screens have been developed to stay up and withstand heavy traffic

Multiple Uses

✓ Can be used in all homes for effective pest control
✓ Great for use in RVs
✓ Fits easily where swing doors cannot fit

Benefits of Mega Mesh

✓ Magnetic hands-free entry
✓ Pet friendly access
✓ The low-cost way to economically cool your home
✓ Protection for your family from invading insects
✓ Easy installation
✓ Optional push-pin fixings included

It's:

✓ EASY TO INSTALL and REMOVE - No tools required. SIZE 36"x83" - FITS DOOR UP TO 34"x82" MAX. Our magnetic screen door is easy to install on various surfaces.

✓ IDEAL FOR PET OWNERS - Pets will learn to use the magnetic screen door in minutes, so no getting up and down to let them in and out.

✓ OPENS AND CLOSES WITH EASE Mega Mesh uses 26 strong magnetic points of contact so it opens and closes automatically
 
✓ 100% 'BUG FREE' SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - We are so confident in Mega Mesh we offer a no questions asked 12 month money back guarantee.

Where do you think you could use a Mega Mesh in your home?
Do you live in a rental where you aren't able to have a 'real' screen door?  
 
gets a BIG 2 thumbs up!
 The Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door can be purchased on AMAZON by clicking HERE

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.


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