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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Check Puffs Tissues Off Your School List! & Giveaway

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My son starts next week and we are busy fulfilling his school list. One of the easiest ones for me to check off was a big box of tissues.

I immediately reached for a box of Puffs with the cute Minion packaging and stuck it in his backpack! CHECK! 


Puffs is a great back to school item that can sometimes get overlooked. But for kids heading back into the classroom, it provides a touch of softness from home, helping them get through the sniffles and messes that a new school year might bring.

Plus, to complement the latest must-have gear of the season, Puffs has partnered with Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart to feature specialty Minions packaging (available in-store for a limited time).


Plus, Puffs offers SoftPacks which is great for traveling to and from school and perfect for this allergy season!

Now you can have that gentle touch of a Puffs tissue wherever and whenever you need it most. Outside its flexible design holds up better than an ordinary tissue box. Inside it's the soft Puffs tissues you love that are dermatologist tested to be gentle.


And during this allergy season, I have been carrying around my box of Puffs Basic. Soft and 50% Stronger, Puffs Basic is still the same everyday-soft, non-lotion facial tissue you love, but with a prettier wardrobe! Try it for your everyday facial tissue needs. Puffs is dermatologist tested to be gentle on skin.

Complete that Back to School checklist TODAY and grab a box of Puffs!

Buy It:

You can purchase Puffs at your local retail store.

Win It:

Puffs is generously offering (1) Puffs Prize Pack including 1 Puffs Basic, 1 Puffs SoftPack & 1 Puffs with specialty Minions packaging to a lucky winner!

Enter here for a chance to win:
(1) Puffs Prize Pack including
  • 1 Puffs Basic
  • 1 Puffs SoftPack
  • 1 Puffs specialty Minions packaging
a Rafflecopter giveaway


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* Thank you to Puffs for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Book Review: Irish Meadows

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About the book:

Faced with an uncertain future, sometimes all you have left is the courage to dream.

Brianna and Colleen O'Leary know their Irish immigrant father expects them to marry well. Recently he's put even more pressure on them, insinuating that the very future of their Long Island horse farm, Irish Meadows, rests in their ability to land prosperous husbands. Both girls, however, have different visions for their futures.

Brianna, a quiet girl with a quick mind, dreams of attending college. Vivacious Colleen, meanwhile, is happy to marry---as long as her father's choice meets her exacting standards of the ideal groom. When former stable hand Gilbert Whelan returns from business school and distant relative Rylan Montgomery visits Long Island during his seminary training, the two men
quickly complicate everyone's plans.

As the farm slips ever closer to ruin, James O'Leary grows more desperate. It will take every ounce of courage for both sisters to avoid being pawns in their father's machinations and instead follow their hearts. And even if they do, will they inevitably find their dreams too distant to reach?

About the author:

Susan Anne Mason's debut historical novel, Irish Meadows, won the Fiction from the Heartland contest from the Mid-American Romance Authors Chapter of RWA. A member of ACFW, as well, she lives outside of Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.

My Opinion

I am always a little nervous to read an author's debut book, but I think I will be less skeptical in the future because this Susan Anne Mason book was phenomenal and if I didn't know it was her first book, I would have NEVER known from reading it!

Mason writes with the finesse and skill of a very published author and I was instantly drawn into the two sister's characters and the story line! I loved watching Brianna and Colleen grow as women and learn to stand up for themselves! I was cheering for them to find love and loving when they did!

This book was one of my favorite books of the Summer! 

Buy It:

You can purchase Irish Meadows for $10.14 from Amazon.com


Will Brianna and Colleen have the courage to stand up to their father's schemes to save their horse farm and instead pursue true love? Don't miss Irish Meadows, the newest book by Susan Anne Mason! As the farm slips ever closer to ruin, their father grows more desperate. It will take every ounce of courage for both sisters to avoid being pawns in their father’s machinations and instead follow their hearts. And even if they do, will they inevitably find their dreams too distant to reach?

Join Susan in celebrating the release of Irish Meadows by entering to win her Kindle Fire giveaway and RSVPing to her September 1st author chat party!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HD 6
  • One copy of Irish Meadows
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 9/1. The winner will be announced at the Irish Meadows Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Susan and other readers, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!

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RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 1st!


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*Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bringing in Fall with New Flavors from noosa yoghurt!

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.


It has been low 60's around here in Minnesota lately which makes me really think about the upcoming Fall season. And with school starting for my son next week, Fall really feels nearby!

When I think of Fall, I think of cooler weather, Thanksgiving, cranberries, and pumpkins.

noosa yoghurt is thinking the same thing as me because they recently introduced cranberry apple and pumpkin in honor of Fall!


These new flavors are available in 4 ounce 4 packs, making them a perfect nutritious, easy, and delicious back to school snack!

Kids and parents alike will love that noosa is made with wholesome ingredients: all-natural whole milk from happy cows, fresh fruit purees made using the ripest, juiciest fruits on the market, and a touch of clover alfalfa honey.


Pumpkin noosa, originally released as a limited-time offering, proved so popular that is now available all year-round beginning this summer!

This special Noosa Pumpkin yoghurt is a “hats off” to this beaut of a traditional dessert. Natural pumpkin puree, warm, rich spices, and their famously thick and velvety yoghurt—it’s a sweet, spicy holiday shindig for your tastebuds.

This yoghurt is so creamy and rich - I can't get enough!


The all-new Cranberry Apple, inspired by festive holiday flavors, is the perfect combination of sweet and tart.

I love the flavor and the mixture between tart and sweet! It has quickly become one of my newest favorite flavor!

If you love creamy, sweet yogurt, then I HIGHLY recommend noosa yoghurt! It feels like I am indulging every time and with every spoonful!

Buy It:

You can purchase noosa yoghurt for $4.99 from your local retail store. 

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* Thank you to noosa for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Try Unique, Unusual & Delicious Chocolates from Chuao Chocolatier!

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Are you looking for a new way to satisfy your sweet tooth??

Then let me recommend one of my favorite online chocolate shops: Chuao Chocolatier, who offer unusual, unexpected and DELICIOUS chocolate!

Maybe you are looking for a unique wedding gift. Or maybe you are looking for something sweet to end your special wedding night. 


Then Chuao Chocolatier is perfect! They offer tons of bonbon collections, truffles, and wine pairings that any happy couple would be delighted to end the night with!

Check out some of the chocolates I recommend HIGHLY:

Milk Chocolate Bonbons 

Who can resist a Milk Chocolate bonbon??!! (NOT ME!!!) :)

This 5 piece collection piece includes: Almond Truffle, Dulce de Leche, Hazelnut Latte (Gianduja), Nut & Honeylicious, Sweet Passion (Parchita)

Few things are as comforting and oh-so-satisfying as the creamy sweetness of premium milk chocolate... and this collection is no exception. So, put your feet up, take a bite and close your eyes. This is a moment to be cherished.

Caramel Chic Collection

Every small batch of Chef Michael's soft caramel is made by hand, in the well-loved copper pots of our tiny kitchen, in flavors ranging from the traditional to the tropical. One taste and you'll know, your chocolate wishes and caramel dreams have come true.

The 5 piece includes: Bananas Foster (Cambur), Dulce de Leche, Salt Butter Caramel (Melao), Spiced Cabernet Caramel (Picante), Strawberry Seduction (Modena)

These caramel bonbons are absolutely AMAZING and each one was delicious, smooth and creamy! I couldn't stop at just one!

Cinnamon Cereal Smooch Bar


Let me introduce you to a chocolate bar you probably have always dreamed about as you ate breakfast! 

And, since the only thing better than cereal is cereal and chocolate, they've kissed this decadent milk chocolate with sweet nibbles of crushed, all natural cinnamon toast cereal.

This bar is made from scrumptious cinnamon toast cereal spooning in milk chocolate. So, don't be shy; lean in for your Cinnamon Cereal Smooch!

Strawberry Waffle Wild Bar


And if you love Strawberry Waffles, then this bar is for you! This bar is made with crunchy waffles and bits of tangy strawberry in milk chocolate.

This one was one of my husband's favorite because he LOVES strawberries and waffles! This was so unique and tasty at the same time!

Ooh Ahh Almond Bar

And if you love almonds, like I do, then you will love this bar! It includes crunchy whole almonds, kettle cooked in sugar & sea salt in dark chocolate.

Salted, caramelized almonds tickle our fancy in silky, rich dark chocolate. Treat yourself to a mouthwatering "me" moment.

I love the Non dairy, vegan friendly, non GMO ingredients and this bar is perfect mix of sugary and salty!

Pretzel Toffee Twirl Bar

I LOVE Toffee! So when I saw this bar, I knew I would love it! And I did!!!

This bar includes crunchy mini pretzels and buttery toffee dance in dark chocolate. 

It is handcrafted with ethically sourced cacao and all natural ingredients!

Sweet & Salty Bar


And if you want just a little bit of salty with the sweet, you will love this one! It features a touch of sea salt swirled in creamy milk chocolate.

I finished this bar off after dinner tonight and I Just. Couldn't. Stop! It was the perfect mix of sweet and salty and it is so creamy!

All these chocolates from Chuao Chocolatier are so unique and fun to eat, but most importantly delicious for any occasion! Enjoy...I know I have been! :)

Buy It:

You can purchase Chuao Chocolates from Chuao Chocolatier online store.

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* Thank you to Chuao Chocolatier for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Get Organized in the Kitchen with T-fal! #TfalBack2School

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Back to School season is not just for the kids – it’s for the entire family! It is a perfect time to get organized and back into a routine after a (hopefully) relaxing summer.

T-fal wants to help you get organized and simplify everyday tasks (such as cooking dinner!) with their awesome kitchen and cooking products!

Check out some of my favorite T-fal products below:

T-fal ActiFry


How can you cook all of your favorite meals using just one kitchen appliance? 

With the Nutritious & Delicious™ ActiFry® from T-fal, a revolutionary appliance developed to change the way you cook and eat, it is now possible to create delicious and healthier versions of everyday meals, all in one machine.

KEY BENEFITS:

VERSATILITY: Broad range of meals in one machine; cooks vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, grains, desserts and fruits. It can achieve results similar to a roaster, stir fry pan, healthy fryer or speedy slow cooker.

CONVENIENCE: – Automatically cooks a variety of dishes with a patented heat pulsing action that evenly cooks the food at a constant temperature of 338° F, while the paddle gently stirs the food.

HEALTHY: Your favorite dishes are healthier due to little or no required oil.

EASY: Simply place food in the pan, close the lid, set the timer, and turn it on with one simple button. The T-fal non-stick pan, stirring paddle, filter and lid are all easy to remove and are dishwasher safe for quick and easy clean up.

SAFE: Closed cooking vessel provides safe splatter-free cooking. Awarded the Parent Tested- Parent Approved seal.

ODORLESS: Emits no frying odors.


FEATURES:

· Unique patented hot air circulation technology system with heat pulsing action

· Removable aluminum pan with ceramic non-stick coating

· 100% transparent steam-free lid

· No preheating required

· Removable pan, paddle, filter and lid are dishwasher safe

· 1450 watts of power

· Countdown timer

· ActiFry® measuring spoon measures the right amount of oil



I absolutely LOVE my ActiFry! My husband has always hounded me about getting a deep fryer for making fries, chicken and so much more! But I always hated the idea of how unhealthy it made food!

But with the ActiFry, I get all the benefits of deep frying plus so much more!! It is healthier, requires little or no oil and I love all the different varieties of food I can make with this!!!



Retail: $199.99

Available at Bed, Bath and Beyond


Another awesome product from T-fal is their NEW 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker & Fryer!

7-in-1 Multi-Cooker & Fryer


The new, revolutionary T-fal 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker & Fryer is a first of its kind appliance for the busy home cook. This multi-functioning product features 7 versatile cooking functions, allowing the user to fry, braise, sauté, simmer, brown, boil / pasta, and keep food warm. Product features such as the 1600W of power, 1.6 liter oil capacity, and 1.3 lbs. of food capacity ensure that you can cook any meal using just this one key kitchen appliance. The removable, dishwasher safe bowl with non-stick coating makes for easy clean up.

The 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker & Fryer comes with a handy removable timer, allowing you to leave the kitchen without fear of not hearing the timer go off. It is the perfect accessory to ensure a perfectly cooked meal every time!

KEY BENEFITS AND UNIQUE FEATURES:

  • Versatile features seven settings: braise, sauté, simmer, brown, fry, boil / pasta & keep warm
  • 1.6 Liter oil capacity / 1.3 lbs. food capacity
  • Power: 1600W
  • Removable bowl with non-stick coating
  • Adjustable oil capacity
  • On/Off switch with indicator light
  • Permanent metallic filter
  • Dishwasher-safe lid, bowl and basket
  • Removable timer
The 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker & Fryer will be available for $99.99 on Amazon.com, August 2015.


Additionally, T-fal is celebrating the Back to School Season with our social media family with a photo contest and will be giving away prizes throughout the duration of the campaign!

T-fal’s 2nd Annual Back to School Photo Contest:


T-fal wants to see how YOU plan to get organized for Back2School season!

Participate in the 2nd Annual T-fal Back2School Photo Contest! SHARE a photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #TfalBack2School and show us how you getting ready for Back2School season this year – whether it is the room in your home that needs the most help getting organized, a before/after shot of the desk/home office you re-organized or a pic of your family’s favorite back-to-school lunches or dinners—we want to see it.

One LUCKY Grand Prize Winner will win the ultimate Back2School Package valued at over $1000, and 5 runner up winners will win T-fal Packages valued at $500 each!

Win It:

T-fal is generously offering (1) NEW T-fal 7-in-1 Fryer and MultiCooker to a lucky winner!


Enter here for a chance to win:
(1) NEW T-fal 7-in-1 Fryer and MultiCooker

(retails for $99.99!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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* Thank you to T-fal for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*