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Kroger Deli Fried Chicken

I am part of I get to try products for my honest opinion. I got excepted into the Kroger Deli Fried Chicken campaign and I could not wait to try it. 

With this campaign I was sent a coupon for free 8pc of Kroger Deli Fried Chicken, a Coke, and Kroger Chips. I was excited to try these along with my family to try out a dinner with great taste. 

A couple of Saturdays we decided to try out this meal for dinner. After a long summer outside I did not feel like cooking and wanted something fast but not fast food either. So I headed to our Dillon’s Store and picked up our dinner. The chicken looked great in the deli counter. I also didn’t want to wait for someone to come help me and box up my chicken for me. I then was able to quickly get the chips and coke and head out the door and head home for supper time. When I got home I had 2 very hungry boys waiting for me. 

Austin is a very picky eater so I wasn’t sure of how well he would like this chicken. I got it all cut up for him and he ate it all. I didn’t even have to force him to eat it. That was nice not begging him to eat his dinner. Louie and I also really enjoyed the chicken. It was very juicy and flavorful. This chicken will be making it to my kitchen table again soon. 

The price for the chicken was also a great price. You could get the 8 pc variety box without breaking the bank. Splitting the cost between all in my family made for dinner only be a few dollars a piece. We really enjoyed this dinner and look forward to getting it again.




Bobee product and Giveaway

I have just received this product and can’t wait to decorate it and get it up on the wall. My review will come shortly but didn’t want any of my readers to miss out on this great giveaway.

Product Overview:

Bobee is a wall-mounted diaper and wipe caddy that allows for one-handed access so you can keep one hand safely on your baby. The diaper caddy comes white and is customizable with included colorful decals to decorate and match your nursery room decor. Changing table space is freed up for other important baby items, and the diapers and wipes are up and out of the way from curious little hands. The dispenser fits high quantities in all sizes and brands of disposable diapers. Pre-package wet wipes fit neatly below.

Bobee Diaper & Wipe Dispenser Giveaway


The Bobee diaper & wipe dispenser is a wall-mounted diaper stacker and wipe caddy that allows for one-handed access so you can keep one hand safely on your baby. The diaper caddy comes white and is customizable with included colorful decals to decorate and match your nursery room decor. Changing table space is freed up for other important baby items, and the diapers and wipes are up and out of the way from curious little hands. The dispenser fits high quantities in all sizes and brands of disposable diapers. Pre-package wet wipes fit neatly below.

Actual prize shown (decals are removable and you can create your own look with the eight colorful decals you'll receive with winning this prize)

Actual prize shown

The Bobee diaper & wipe dispenser comes white so you can decorate it with wall decals, paint or stencil it for a complete custom look to match your nursery.

Actual prize shown, diapers & wipes not included (decals are removable and you can create your own look with the eight colorful decals you’ll receive with winning this prize).
Peel & Stick Wall Decals

Peel & Stick Wall Decals

Enter to win a diaper & wipe dispenser and a full set of additional decals

(eight colorful decals, dispenser, mounting hardware and instructions all included)

Over $70 retail value – Open to the US

Last day to enter, May 31st.

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Garnier B.B. Cream

I am apart of and I got selected to try the Garnier B.B. Cream is a Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector. I received this product to try and give my own personal opinion and feedback on it.

This cream is amazing!! I am completely in love with all of it. Garnier has totally hit the nail on the head with this one. You can get Garnier B.B. Cream in several different shades. I got the light/medium shade and it blends in perfectly. There is no telling that I have it on at all.

There are so many benefits that this one cream has. A few of the best parts is the Broad Spectrum SPF 20. It is easy to reapply and blends with the makeup that you already have on. This cream does not look anything like any other sunscreen out there. Most sunscreens for your face still have a white chalky/ghostly look to your face after apply. I know I hate reapplying sunscreen over makeup but this one it looks great and does not mess up the makeup that you have on at all.

I also got the combination to oily skin. It worked great keeping the oil under control. My T spot gets pretty oily especially during the spring and summer months with the heat. I am so grateful that I got to try out this cream and now I get to make it part of my daily routine to help my skin on a daily basis.

If you are looking for a cream that not only has a SPF in it and can help renew your skin and helps with those oily spots make sure to try out the Garnier B.B. Cream. It is amazing and I love it!!


Wyndham Hotel in Tulsa

This post is a little late but well worth it with the pictures. Last month we took the boys to Tulsa to the Zoo and Sesame Street Live. We stayed over night and I found an amazing hotel to stay at. The indoor kids water park totally sold it. I was really wanting to find something that was under $100 and had breakfast but after I saw all the slides and fun stuff I knew we had to stay there. It doesn’t have breakfast but with the boys that is to big of a deal. It always just a little over $100 so still a great deal. 




The hotel was very clean and pretty nice inside. The pool area did not have the chlorine smell to it at all. The pool area had really good hours. It stayed open until 10pm and opened up at 6 am. We were able to take the boys swimming in the evening that was kind of crowded and then again in the morning where we were the only ones for most of the time we were in there. Having to ourselves really allowed Austin to play and have fun on the slides. We didn’t have to worry about anyone not waiting and coming down on him or him not being able to get up the slides by himself. Alijah even got to be down and in the water. He didn’t care for the slide at all. Louie and I both tried at different times and for Alijah is was not a fun time. 

Austin loved the slide. We have him in swimming lessons so he is really loving the water and being under water and still really has no fear of the water at all. The frog slide he was able to do that all by himself. He even got creative on it and would go down backwards and on his belly. There was a bigger slide that was covered and it bent a little. He also loved that one. That one we waited for him at the bottom since it was a little deeper by that slide. Austin would come down saying wee and then get up with all smiles saying again. I think I have made him into a fish. Austin also found the cannons that they had. He liked getting up on a chair so he could spray water out of them. It was kind of hard so Louie had to help him with that but he didn’t care. 








As you can see both of the boys had a great time with the water. I am sure any time we stay in Tulsa again it will be here. The only down side was the beds. They had the sleep number beds. The only problem is they did not have the remotes to use for them. They were pretty quick when we called about it to come get them fixed. Everyone was super nice and we never waited long for extra towels, crib, or maintenance for the bed. (hint: if you unzip the mattress on the top middle of the bed there is a white cap if you take that off you can let the air out and change the setting without the remote). Louie and I both decided though that we would never get a sleep number bed ever!!


Grace Adele Scarf

I am super excited to tell you guys about the Grace Adele Scarf along with a great giveaway for you. Grace Adele is the clothes, fashion, and accessory part of the Scentsy Company. Grace Adele has great fashion piece to fit with anyones wardrobe.

I got an amazing Ombé Orange Scarf to review. My favorite color is orange so I really wanted to get this scarf. It is a great color but it also is not over powering at all. It goes from a lighter orange in the middle of the scarf and works its way to a darker orange as it gets to the ends. It is a really good balance of color. I paired it with a simple black shirt to give it a pop of the color. The orange will also go with many other colors to make it more spring. This season is about bright colors and big bold colors mixed together. I think the orange scarf would look great with a pink shirt as well.

The scarf is a light weight material so it is not to warm or hot as the weather starts to warm up. I wore the scarf of a warmer day last week and it was not to much at all. I was very comfortable with it and got a lot of compliments about how cute it was.

Here is a few pictures of me wearing the scarf. I tried several ways that you can wear it depending on the look you are wanting with it. I know there are probably a ton of ways to wear but I just did three.



The scarf is a 100% Acrylc Viscose. You do need to hand wash the scarf and can iron after hang drying. The dimensions are 76″ L, 30″ W, with a 3″ fringe.

I have been working with Elizabeth Crabtree for this product and she is amazing. She has been very quick with replies to questions that I have a long with keeping me up to date on the products. Elizabeth has several ways to be contacted. You can follow her on twitter at She also has a facebook that you want to make sure you go like so you can find out about all her awesome sales and new products as they come out.

There are also several ways to get your own Grace Adele products. You can head over to Elizabeth Grace Adele site and either shop right off there or you can email her to set up a party to host. Hosting a party is a great way to earn free product by just inviting over and have a girls night in.

Who is ready for a giveaway. Elizabeth is awesome and wants to giveaway a Grace Adele Scarf. You get your pick of scarf sent to you. Some of the Ombré Scarfs are backordered due to being so popular but you can still pick one and it will be ordered and sent to you as soon as they are back in stock.

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Neutrogena Cosmetics

I have a new love in my life. It is the Neutrogena Cosmetics. It is amazing and looks even more amazing.

I grew up using the Neutrogena Body Wash and I loved the feel and smell of it. I was super excited when I got to try the Neurtrogena Cosmetics through BzzAgent. I received two Crease Proof Eye Shadows, MoistureSmooth Color Sticks, and Healthy Lengths Mascara.

I was super excited to try the Crease Proof Eye Shadows. I have a really hard time finding eye shadow that doesn’t crease. If it doesn’t crease it doesn’t last for very long at all. I don’t think i have been able to make it more then a few hours before my eye shadow is creasing and making a big mess around my eyes. I was very surprised when my eye shadow lasted a long time. I went hours and it was still the same place that I put it and was not creasing at all. The eye shadow was also very light weight and easy to apply. There was no extra applicator to deal with and went on easy. It isn’t a powder so that worried me that it wouldn’t look right or go on where I wanted but to be honest I believe it looked better on and went right where I wanted it to be.

A few facts about the Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow. It lasts for 12 hour wear that instantly revives and brightens eyes. Neutrogena has built in primer into the eye shadow to prevents smudging, creasing, and fading for 12 hours of flawless wear. It also has antioxidant rich formula nourishes the delicate eye area. It is also Ophthalmologist tested and safe for sensitive eyes.

I then tried the Healthy Lengths Mascara. I have always had a hard time finding mascara that doesn’t clump or make a mess while I am putting it on. The Neutrogena Mascara does all that. It does not clump or make any messes while you are putting it on. One coat of the Mascara was all it needed. It is also long lasting with out flaking off. I also found a new mascara to use daily.

A few facts about the Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara. This mascara has formula with Vitamin E and olive oil conditions and strengthens lashes so they grow to their fullest potential and stay strong. Gentle bristle brush combs through every lash to apply antioxidant rich color.

I also got try the Moisture Smooth color Stick. The color stick is a sheer shiny color that leaves lips feeling continuously conditioning. I am not huge on lips stick of any kind especially with two very cute little boys that I want to kiss non stop!

A few facts about the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks. Mango and Shea butter help continuously condition lips so they feel softer and smoother in just three days. Twist up packaging allows for perfect application and no sharpener needed.




Sesame Street Post Cereal

I got to try the Post Cereal from BzzAgent. I was super excited for Austin to get to try Cookie Monster Banana and Elmo Apple, Sesame Street Post Cereal.

Austin has been loving these cereals. He even asks for either Cookie Monster or Elmo cereal. Last night he asked for it for dinner so I couldn’t say not to a pretty please for Cookie Monster.


The best part of this cereal is the nutritional aspect of it. Both of these Post Cereals provide 2/3 of Toddler’s daily Whole Grains. There are not many kid cereals that can say they have that much whole grains in them. They also provide 12 vitamins and minerals to help them grow and develop. The cereals are all natural with no artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup. There is also only 1 gram of sugar per serving. That is a super bonus. The last thing that I want to give to Austin first thing in the morning (or really any time during the day) is a bowl full of sugar. With all that said the flavor and taste of the cereal is great. Austin loved both cereals and eats it like it is going out of style. Austin is a very picky eater and doesn’t like to try anything knew, so for the fact that he asks for it and loves it I am totally for.

Post has been around making breakfast foods for over 115 years. In that time they have been making family food and has learned how to keep them wholesome without losing any taste to the food. Sesame Street has its own tradition that dates way back as well. Most everyone has heard of Cookie Monster and Elmo so it is very fitting for these two things to come together to provide our Kids with a great breakfast cereal that you as a parent can feel very proud to serve them.

Austin has loved this cereal and Alijah has even gotten a few tastes and they both approve and love it!!



Thank you Post for making a great cereal for my boys to enjoy over and over again.


MorningStar Farms

As a BzzAgent I get to try different products and then review them. This week Austin and I got to try the MorningStar Farms Chik Patties Original. They are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and has seasonal veggies in the patty.

I was excited to get to try this and allow Austin to try it as well. Austin is very picky and only has three foods that he loves and will eat most of the time. That is chicken nuggets, meatballs, and fish sticks. I was really hoping that with this he would like it so that I could add one more food in to his group of favorites.

When I opened the box I was surprised that there was only two patties in a sealed bag. Then I looked again and there was another sealed bag with two more patties in it. How ingenious is that!! I was able to put the other bag of patties back int the fridge with out re-wrapping it or worrying about it getting freezer burned. I wish more companies would do this. This would really cut down on the extra packaging that you have to do after you open a product.


I cooked it in the oven where it is recommended to. There is also instructions on how to in the microwave. In the oven you just place it on a baking sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes at 375 degrees and flipping once half way through. That was simple enough.



As you can see in the picture it is very crisp on the outside and really looks like a chicken patty. The inside looked a little different then the typical chicken patty but was still similar. I was not sure what I thought it would taste like. I was afraid that it would be a bad taste like the wrong veggie taste coming through. I was surprisingly wrong. Austin took the first bite of it while I cut up mine and I asked him if he liked it and he said Yes!! I figured at that point it must be pretty good if he is liking it. My first bite I still was not sure but that was surprised on how good it was. It was a nice surprise that not only was it good and I liked it but Austin really liked it as well. Austin and I ate our whole patty and I can say I will be getting more and offering this to Austin for lunches.


Some box facts: There is 58% less fat then the breaded Chicken Patties and 140 Calories per Serving which is one patty. These patties are also Cholesterol free. This product does contain Soy, Wheat, Milk, and Egg ingredients in case of allergies. MorningStar Farms Chik Patties Original contains 5g total fat where as breaded chicken patties contain 12g total fat.

Thank you and MorningStar Farms for allow Austin and I try your products. We have added a new food to our lunch menu and that I can not thank you enough for!!


Disclosure: I am not being compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine and may differ from yours. I am part of BzzAgent and received this product for my review and honest opinion about it.

Austin Sporting a Mohawk

I was at Walmart the other day just picking up a few things. I am almost out of hair gel for Austin. I normally only fix it when we are going out. I started looking through the hair aisle but of course it is hard to figure out which one will work. Austin has very thick poker straight hair so it needs to really hold and be able to hold for more then an hour or so.

I thought I had found one and even put it in my cart then I moved down the aisle and noticed thee Suave Kids product. They have a new Suave Kids Styling Gel was a dollar cheaper then most other gels in the aisle. I thought I would try it.

I really liked the fact that the Styling Gel is Alcohol Free and residue free. It came in a Cool Ocean Blast with a super cute look to the front of it.


The Suave Kids lets kids have fun with their hair while looking their cutest. This gel rinses off clean so you won’t see any residue at all. This is a great plus especially for small child that can’t keep his hands out of his hair. It is also super easy to use. You just squirt a nickel size amount into your hand and then apply from back to front of hair fixing it just the way you are wanting it to look. Here is Austin’s hair from tonight. He loved it!!




As you can see it held very well and was better then the gel that I was using never held like this did. Austin’s hair did not move for the whole 3 hours before his bath time. His running and moving and playing it held up and never moved. At bath time I washed Austin’s hair and never had any residue left over and rinsed right out with no problem. I really like this product and will use it for both my boys. Suave also has a satisfactory guarantee so that is a plus. I would highly recommend this product if you are needing a gel for your child’s hair.


Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser

I am part of Bzzagent where I get to review products for them and I love it. I recent was able to review the Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser. I went to Walmart and purchased the Lavender & Juniper Berry Oil Diffuser. The great thing about this product is the design of it. It is very sleek and can fit into just about any decor that you have going on in your room. I decided to put it up on our fireplace mantel. It looks like a piece of decoration and not an oil diffuser. I like that idea so that the house always smells really nice but any one who is coming will not see an eye sore of an oil diffuser sticking out.

The scent is a very strong scent the first day or two. I would not recommend it being put in a small room or bathroom until the 3 or 4 day after you start it. Out family room is pretty big and has really high ceilings and is pretty open into the kitchen and the scent was still pretty strong the first few days. It was so bad that you had to move it or could not stand to be in the room. It would be nice if you had a better way to control how much scent is put off at a time.

Most Oil Diffusers that I have used in the past never had much of a scent to them. Not sure if even remember any scent from them. So the Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser is totally worth buying. It is also at a great price point. It only costs around $6 give or take depending on what store you but it from. The refills are around $4 give or take so it is very affordable and really gives off a great long lasting scent. There are also great coupons out there right now that makes these just a few dollars or less!!




Disclosure: I am not being compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine and may differ from yours. I am part of BzzAgent and received this product for my review and honest opinion about it. 

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