Monday, June 27, 2011

Pssst...Special Delivery from General Mills!

I love being a Pssst member because I get cool new special delivery products from General Mills to try! I recently was sent a package of new Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch cereal to try and it was delicious!

With the delicious taste of brownies "baked" into every bowl, Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch is a delicious chocolate-y cereal ready to be enjoyed for breakfast or as a satisfying snack on the go. With the combination of whole grain goodness and delicious chocolate flavor in every bite, it'll sure be a hit with your family too!

Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch has at least 8 grams of whole grain (48 grams recommended daily) and a good source of calcium and Vitamin D in every serving! Be sure to visit and for fun recipe ideas and information about Big G cereals.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Healthy Home Party Kit - TONS of samples and coupons!

I just received my Healthy Home Party Kit!

What’s in the Healthy Home Party Kit?

The Healthy Home Party Kit includes a ‘Wake-Up to 5 Easy Steps’ DVD, a 5 Easy Steps guide, one set of pocket guides, Healthy Child brochures and 5 Easy Steps flyer, ‘Creating Healthy Environments for Children’ fact sheet, 5 Easy Steps on ‘How to Host a Healthy Home Party’, and product samples and collateral from our sponsors.

Here are some product samples that I received:
20 Luna Bars (10 white chocolate macadamia, 10 nuts over chocolate)
20 clif kid organic twisted fruit bars in strawberry
3.5 oz. HappyBaby food pouch in apple&cherry
Clean Well Instant Hand Sanitizer in Orange Vanilla
20 Clean Well Hand Sanitizing Wipes
1 Revolution Foods Jammy Sammy in Grape Jelly & PB
1 Plum Organics Baby Food Pouch in Just Peaches
12 oz. Klean Kanteen + 20 $3 off any Klean Kanteen
ECOS Earth friendly mini home kit
Mohawk floor essentials starter kit
20 Episencial Samples
20 Earthbound Farms coupons and organic seeds
Bamboo Nature Disposable Diaper Sample

What's a Healthy Home Party?

Healthy Child Healthy World, LUNA, Klean Kanteen, and Earth Friendly Products share your passion for creating healthy environments for children. We want to help you raise awareness through community education. With the information provided in a Healthy Home Party Kit, you can educate and empower your family, friends, schools, and community to protect children’s health and development from common toxics. YOU can make a difference by inspiring others to take Easy Steps to create healthier living environments.

Our Healthy Home Party Kit is available for a minimum tax deductible donation of ONLY $20, thanks to great sponsors such as: Klean Kanteen, LUNA, Earth Friendly Products, Organic Valley, Plum Organics and many more.

For more information on how to get one yourself, visit

Monday, May 23, 2011

Recipe: Pork Chops & Apples & Roasted Potatoes

Pork Chops & Apples

Ok, so this isn't the best picture.
But this recipe was really good and I added it to my recipe box.
Have you used those McCormick Recipe Inspirations with the recipes on the back?
It was the first time I used one and it turned out really great.
I decided to start with the McCormick's Apple & Sage Pork Chops.

What You Will Need:
1 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
4 boneless pork chops, 1 inch thick
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 red apples, thinly sliced
1/2 cup apple juice
1 tbsp. brown sugar

1. Mix flour, all of the Spices and salt in small bowl.
Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with 1 tablespoon of the seasoned flour.
2. Cook pork chops in hot oil in large skillet on medium-high heat until
browned on both sides. Remove from skillet. Add onion; cook and stir
3 minutes or until tender. Add apples; cook and stir 2 minutes.
3. Stir in juice, sugar and remaining seasoned flour until well mixed.
Return pork chops to skillet. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low;
cover and simmer 5 minutes or until desired doneness.

Result: With the combination of the sauce and the seasonings, it was really tasty.
I really like the addition of the apples and the sage in this dish.
It was sweet, and sour (with the apple) and spicy with the sage and garlic.
I give this dish a thumbs up.

Want to make this dinner even more awesome?
Add some roasted potatoes to the dinner table!

Oven Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

1 small bag of Yukon Gold Baby Potatoes
Olive oil
Dried Rosemary
Dried Thyme

Scrub the potatoes and cut out any bruised parts.
Cut the potatoes in quarters unless they are small.
Put the potatoes on a baking sheet or 9 x 13 baking dish.
Drizzle potatoes with olive oil (about 2 tbs.).
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle with dried rosemary and thyme. (about 1 Tbs. each).
Cook for 30-40 minutes until golden brown at 400 degrees.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Help Children Feel Better with Children's Claritin Allergy

Part of my job as a mom is to make sure I have medicine on hand to sooth and comfort what my child is ailed by. This spring, I want to make sure that we have allergies under control. I will be ready this season with the help of Children's Claritin Allergy. Since my son is two years old, I'm excited that there is a quality product out there that can help even the little-ist noses.

Here's some great info about Children's Claritin Allergy Syrup:

Children’s Claritin® allergy products are the only over-the-counter children’s brand that provides powerful 24 hour, non-drowsy relief for a child’s worst seasonal and indoor allergy symptom. So, with Children’s Claritin® Grape Syrup, you get a safe and effective way to help kids as young as 2 to turn their focus on being kids, and not on their allergies.

Also, you'll be happy to know that it's also:

Alcohol -FREE

Temporarily relieves:
runny nose
itchy, watery eyes
itching of the nose or throat

Take a look at all the info that's located on the back of the box:

So much stuff!

Want to get a coupon for yourself so you can give your kids relief too?

Click HERE to save $3 on your next puchase!

Disclosure: I received a 2 oz. bottle of Children's Claritin Grape Syrup and coupons to share through my affiliation with BzzAgent. To check out more info about BzzAgent, go to their website. All opinions expressed above are 100% mine.

Slow Cooker Recipe: Pot Roast & Veggies

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Veggies

Ingredients for Pot Roast:

1 boneless beef pot roast (about 2 lbs, trimmed of fat)
1 cup Beef Broth
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 cloves of finely chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon parsely
1 large yellow onion, largely sliced
1 bag baby carrots
6 small Yukon Gold potatoes (about a pound), cut into cubes
1 Lipton Onion Soup Seasoning Packet


Place wedges of sliced yellow onion onto bottom of slow cooker.
Place boneless beef pot roast on top of onions.
In small bowl, mix together broth, mustard, parsely and garlic.
Pour over beef pot roast
Place carrots and potatoes in slow cooker.
Sprinkle onion soup seasoning packet over beef, carrots and potatoes.
Cook on low setting for 8 hours.

Directions for brown gravy:

Remove beef and vegetables from slow cooker and place in platter.
Put in oven covered with foil to keep warm (on low about 170 degrees).
Strain any fat from liquid in slow cooker.
Pour liquid into 1 quart saucepan.
Heat to boiling over high heat.
Reduce for about 5 minutes.
Pour into gravy boat or serving bowl.
Whisk in a pinch of flour and stir until thickened.

Serve brown gravy with beef and vegetables.

Rating: We LOVED this recipe! I loved how I just threw everything in the slow cooker
and then it was ready and waiting for us when we got home from work.
This was a 10 out of a 10! My husband said he was thinking about it all day
and when we had it for dinner, he said it did not dissapoint!
Winner Winner Pot Roast dinner!!

Today's Mailbox Freebies!

The freebies I received in my mailbox today were:

Purex + Zout Sample - no longer available
Kellog's Cereal Sample - VocalPoint

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Covergirl NatureLuxe, Use your $2 Off Coupon!

New COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Collection just hit the store shelves!


What's all the buzz about?

 Provides a smooth, silky feel
Contains refreshing cucumber water to help balance the creaminess on application
Made with hints of jojoba and rosehip extracts
Available in 14 shapes ranging from light to dark tones
Oil-free, SPF 10 and dermatologically tested
Suggested to retail for $11.99

What's all the buzz about this new lip gloss:

Combines the sheer color and shine of a gloss with the soft moisturization of a balm
Available in 16 versatile, beauiful shades
Formulated with SPF 15 for added protection
Suggested to retail for $6.49

I've been a COVERGIRL user since I was allowed to buy my first lipgloss.
I have really sensitive skin and I've always been impressed with the
quality of the COVERGIRL products, from their foundation to their lipgloss!

Use your $2 Coupon found in your Sunday newspaper!

Disclosure: I received a free sample through my affiliation with BzzAgent. All opinions expressed above are 100% mine. For more information about BzzAgent campaigns, visit BzzAgent.

Country Crock: Get Recipes and .40c off coupon

Country Crock has been a staple in my home for many years.
When I use Country Crock I remember my childhood.
My mom would bring out the tub of spread and we would put some on our bread at dinner.

Now that I'm a busy mom and cook dinner for my family almost every night,
I am always searching for quick and easy recipes to use during the weeknight.
Country Crock has a wonderful website with mouth-watering recipes.
You can make delicious food with 70% less saturated fat and 30% fewer calories than butter.

Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate my review through my affiliation with Smiley360. All opinions expressed above are 100% mine. Visit for more information.