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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Can you help this beautiful mama?

I want to introduce you to Mama Cora.


She was given up by her human when the rescue team showed up and explained to him that the babies she was carrying would require a lot of work. A friend of mine is fostering this Mama and guess who came along  this Wednesday? Mama's 10 babies!!! 


Aren't they adorable? I just want to hug and love them all - but my fur babies would so not be happy with 10 new additions, let alone 1... They don't even like when other babies walk on our sidewalk! The group that is responsible for Mama Cora's fostering does a great job of placing all their animals - so I'm sure they'll get enough loving where ever they end up. But in the meantime do you know how much it costs to take care of 1 puppy? Multiply that by 10 - plus mama who has heart worm. That's a lot of $ for these foster mamas and papas to come up with.
So I'm asking you to help! They are using ChipIn to help raise money for the care of Mama and the babies. The donations are made through PayPal. You can print a receipt if you need it for tax purposes.

Every little bit will help keep these beautiful animals alive and healthy! If you can only spare $1 that's $1 more than Mama Cora had before.



I donated the other day, but I think I'm going to be making another donation soon! I'm not asking you to do anything I wouldn't do.

Let's get Mama Cora and her babies the help they need. If you can spare it I appreciate it. If not I understand, I've been there more than once in my life!!!!

-Jennifer

Ended: Giveaway: Tiger Balm Ends 7/15

Thanks to SaraLee's Deals, Steals, & Giveaways for this awesome prize! This stuff looks serious. I would love to try some. Good Luck and let's get a Just Jennifer Talking reader winner!

This Giveaway is done by SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways 

Product Description
Stressed out by the rat race? Treat yourself to a massage on the go with Tiger Balm Neck & Shoulder Rub.

Tiger Balm Neck & Shoulder Rub provides fast, soothing relief for neck and shoulder pain and the aches caused by work stress, tension, and sitting at a desk for long periods of time. The easy-to-carry and no-fuss dispensing tube makes it convenient to dispense anytime or anywhere you need a lift - in the office or on the go.

The creamy, water-based blend of camphor and menthol gives Tiger Balm Neck & Shoulder Rub a clean, non-greasy feel while the vanishing scent makes it practical for any social or office situation.
I have to say that I really like this rub. I am always having chronic knee pain and I am always looking for products to help relieve the pain. My husband liked using the Tiger Balm Neck & Shoulder Rub after working 12 hour days. He said it  just melts the pain away. 
Right now you can enter to win trip for two to beautiful Mendocino County in Northern California – including airfare, hotel and $1,000, Tiger Balm products by entering the Tiger Balm Sweepstakes. The entry form can be found by “Liking” the Tiger Balm U.S. Facebook page. 
Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Tiger Balm Neck & Shoulder Rub 1.76 oz. This is open to US and ends 7/15/12 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, simply do the tasks on the Rafflecopter widget below and you're set to have a chance to win!
 


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Friday, June 29, 2012

Ended: Giveaway: 2 Diamond Candles



These Diamond Candles are so HOT right now! Every candle has a ring in it, valued between $10 and $5,000!
If you've been wanting a Diamond Candle, here's your chance!
Bargain Hound and My Frugal Wife are hosting a Diamond Candle giveaway!
And they are not giving away just one Diamond Candle, they are giving away TWO of them!
Yes, this means there will be 2 winners! Will you be a winner? Get your entries in!

The winners will have their choice of scent from the Diamond Candles website!

I just ordered mine the other day I can't wait to try these awesome candles! I love candles, and jewelry so what better than to have both in the same container? Good luck and lets get a Just Jennifer Talking reader to win!

This will run from 6/29 at 12:01 am EST through 7/13 at 11:59 pm EST.
This is open to US residents only. Good luck everyone!


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Blogger Opportunity: Dyson DC24 Giveaway



The Dyson DC24 Cleaner Home Giveaway Event hosted by Mom Powered Media: Iowa-Mom, Powered by Mom and Real Mom Reviews is now open to bloggers!

Cost is $5 or free with announcement post. See bloggers wanted post for more details.

Prize: Dyson DC24 All Floors Vacuum (retail value $399)

Open to: Worldwide (note – if a winner is selected outside of the US, they will be responsible for shipping costs and fees added by their country).

The event dates: August 3 – 24

Link options are: Email, RSS, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon and Pinterest.

What is required to join?
Fill out this form with your information!
You will receive an email confirming your participation a week before the event. If you do not, please email teri@momtobedby8.com and someone will check into it!
Then on or around August 1st you will receive an email with the html code for publishing the giveaway. Note it is required that you publish the giveaway html in full to be included in this event.

Referral prize: The two bloggers who refer the most bloggers and businesses to join will receive $20 via paypal or amazon e-code.

Please let them know that Just Jennifer Talking sent you! 

Blogger Opportunity: July Days Cash Bash



Bloggers, join Kara’s Deals and Steals July Days Cash Bash! I gave out a $30 prizein May and a $50 prize in June. This giveaway is growing every month and is a great opportunity to get promotion for your blog and social media platforms. Links are only $1!! Get as many links as you want! I will be giving out a Paypal cash prize + a $10 Paypal cash referral prize to the blogger who refers the most sponsors! The giveaway will run from July 16-July 30 and is open worldwide. 

Come join in on the fun! Sign up here.

Please let them know that Just Jennifer Talking sent you! 

Blogger Opportunity: Kindle Fire & a Diamond Candle

FREE Blogger Opp: Kindle Fire & Diamond Candles Giveaway!

Head on over and help Bay Area Mommy Celebrate the 1st year anniversary!

Giveaway Dates: July 25 – August 15
Signup Fee: FREE for 1st link, $3 for each additional link - you can pay for 2st link if you do not want to do a promotion post. 

Open worldwide. If the winner is not from the US, he/she will get the cash equivalent.

Just Click Here

Please let them know Just Jennifer Talking sent you! 

Blogger Opportunity: Diamond Candle Giveaway!

Diamond Candles ~ Win a Diamond Candle with a ring in it, valued between $10 and $5,000!

Bloggers Bargain Hound and My Frugal Wife are hosting a Diamond Candle giveaway! This will run from 6/29 through 7/13. There will now be at least TWO Diamond Candles to be won! (My Frugal Wife has generously donated one for the giveaway!) (Yes, participating bloggers can enter to win too!) All participating bloggers will get a FREE Facebook link on the Rafflecopter in exchange for promoting this giveaway on their blogs and social media sites. If you would like an additional Twitter link on the Rafflecopter, you can get one for just $2! For every 15 Twitter links paid for, another Diamond Candle will be given away! Depending on how many bloggers we get involved, we could be giving away a lot of Diamond Candles! Please help spread the word! Please click here to sign up for this event!

Blogger Opportunity: Walk-in Sync Giveaway

There is a free Blogger Event sign-up for Walk In Sync.

This is a dog walking leash and harness to help train your fur baby.

Simply promote the giveaway on your blog for a free Facebook link! You can also choose to pay for a link in lieu of doing a promotional post. 

More details and sign up form can be found here.

Blogger Opportunity: Love Sac


The LoveSac CitySac Package Giveaway Event hosted by Mom Powered Media: Iowa-Mom, Powered by Mom and Real Mom Reviews is now open to bloggers!

Cost is $5 or free with announcement post. See bloggers wanted post for more details.

Prize: Cow Phur CitySac Package (retail value $900)

Open to: US only

The event dates: July 3 – July 24

Blogger Note – (Canadian/other bloggers may participate in this event if you have a large number of US readers/traffic)

Link options are: Email, RSS, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon and Pinterest.

What is required to join?
Fill out this form with your information!
You will receive an email confirming your participation about a week before the event starts. If you do not, please email teri@momtobedby8.com and someone will check into it for you!
Then on or around June 22nd you will receive another email with the html code for publishing the giveaway. Note it is required that you publish the giveaway html in full to be included in this event.

Referral prize: The blogger who refers the most bloggers to join will receive $25 via paypal or amazon e-code. Please let them know Just Jennifer Talking sent you!


Closed: Giveaway: TriLight Health

Thanks SaeaLee's Deals and Steals for this awesome giveaway!

This Giveaway is done by SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways 
 So what makes Trilight unique? For over 20 years now, we at TriLight Health (formerly TriLight Herbs) have faithfully supplied our customers nationwide with our high quality line of liquid herbal products. We were the first company to specialize in great tasting, non-alcoholic herbal formulas for pregnancy, children, and the family. 
  Contains echinacea and astragalus for immune and eczema support. Also contains red root, an herb historically used to shrink swollen lymph nodes. In combination with echinacea purpurea (which has been used to cleanse and rebuild the lymph system) along with other infection fighters and blood purifiers, this formula has been used for chronic respiratory conditions, ear infections, swollen lymph nodes and tonsillitis. NR Glow is one of the all time favorites of our customers! Formulated by Lyle Bennett.
My husband has been taking this and he says that this is helping with the eczema on his arms. Also he says that it don't taste bad. I am glad that it helps with his eczema. My husband also feels more energy while working all day.
An especially delicious herbal combination which children enjoy. As a cough syrup replacement, Wild Cherry Coffaway includes expectorant herbs traditionally used to break up congestion due to colds and coughs.
Safe for kids for over 20 years!  Always a Big seller!
I was glad to have this on hand when our good friend got a summer cold. I asked them to try this and to tell me if it worked. I am please to say it did. They liked it and said the cold only lasted three days. Now I have whats left for when anyone in my family comes down with a cold.
Now for the Giveaway:  Two lucky readers will win an 8oz bottle of winners choice just by filling out the Rafflecopter below! Giveaway ends 7/12/12 Open to US.
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Please vote for me - Quick and easy!

Ok, I'm in a contest to win some Mark products - but I've fallen behind :-( I could really use your help!

The contest was to show off your best Snooki Bump. I think I did pretty good!

Voting is simple (I promise!) Just click on the picture below. When it opens in FaceBook please click "Like" - That's it! How much easier could it be? 



Thanks for your help!

If you're in a contest and need votes let me know. I can do a post for you too!

-Jennifer

Closed: Giveaway: Boot Firm - Ends 7/11


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This giveaway will be open to the US
Giveaway will run from
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Dance your way to a new you! Three Dance Workout DVDs will help you slim down and reshape your booty! Featuring the hottest, fat-burning cardio dance moves and exclusive muscle-toning resistance exercises—the Booty Firm™ delivers body-shaping results!


150 Amazing bloggers have come together to bring you this amazing giveaway.
Sponsored by Mom Blog Society and ProForm
Co-Sponsored by:
Sarah's Blog of Fun Go Momma Coupons Woman of Many Roles This Frugal Family Small Town Saving Momma My Devotional Thoughts Semi Single Mom Natural Hair Latina Giveaway Gator Saving for My Family Mommie Again Keenly Kristin
Coupon Queen of Texas Wishful Thinking 24/7 One Mom's Moxie The Mommy Island Freebies with Attitude My Bloggity Blog Mom's Freebies Freebies Galore & Giveaways Too My Photopage Health Beauty Children & Family The Steady Hand Blog Love 2 Encourage You Party of 5 and Counting The Coupon Sweeper A Thrifit Diva Kathy's Savings Sister's Saving Cents Bethann's Helpving savings Two Couponing Friends Grammy 2 Kaiden Sleepless Gal Semmes Savers Elite Mama's Blog Oh My Goodies Freebies Snow Luvn Ferret Life in the Lost World Coupon for a Cause Mommy's Memorandum Tidbits From a Mom The Home Schooling Blog Newly Crunch Maman of 3 Money Savvy Michelle Julia Bits & Pieces The Christmas Fairy Uncreative Mommy Misadventures of a First Time Mom Freebies Deals and Steals Saving with 4 Children Devoted Mommy of 3 Mommy Couponswappers Bargains wit Barb Inside My Head with Kelli Penny Rubbers The Review & Giveaway Nook Wrap Your Way to Skinny Krazy Coupon Club Our Wolves Den The Ordinary Aunt Giveaways with Grace Jade Louse Designs So Cal Coupon Mommy Frugal Shopping With a Side of Thriftiness Simple Savings for Atlanta Moms Slick Housewives The Holly Herald Bargain Hound Bargains 4 WAHMS The Knitwit by Shair Samples Freebies Fun Whirlwind of Surprises TX Mommys Savings Jennie Yuen Just Jennifer Talking Christina Serrano Ind. Avon Rep Mama Writes LPO Beauty Pea of Sweetness Free is for Me Pink Ninja Blog Mom's Vacation Spots Jenn's Blah Blah Blog Register Cents All Things Abby Lynchburg Coupon Mama Mad Moose Mama BB Product Reviews Window on the World Jamerican Spice Savior Cents Ice Fairy Treasures Gabby Lynn Reviews & Giveaways Mizz Review Lady Night Helper Girl Loves a Bargain Mommy's Moment Parga's Junkyard Building Carpenters My Sweepstakes City Gustosa Giveaway Free Social Let's Start Saving Now Katie Rox 4 You My Charmed Mom Country Livin LaDonya Delos Cupones Momaye's Oregon Coupon Guide Esavings Blog Sweeping the USA Mary's Cup of Tea MS Stole my Brain Perfectly Imperfect Barbara's Beat What's Up My Couportiera Super Hot Chica in Training Blog by Donna So Easy Being Green Selen Brown Carolina Mom Blogger Couponing 2 Our Dreams Central Bargains & Giveaways Mommy Who Loves Giveaways Kimberley' s Thoughts Super Mommy to the Rescue Cranky Gurl's Corner The Glam Kitty Making it on a Budget The Daily Fashion & Beauty News From Fat Mama to Phat Mama Giveaway Monkey Living Off Coupons Melissa Say What MaeGal The Realist Couponer Wrap with Vera Mom Zuna Rockin Rebel Crazy Latina is Crazy 4 Coupons

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Giveaway: SodaStream

I've been eyeing these Soda Streams for quite a while now. They look so awesome! So I'm really excited to be able give one of my readers (hopefully!!!) a chance to win one! I have to thank Free Hot Samples for letting me be a part of this giveaway! Good Luck!

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    SODASTREAM GIVEAWAY
    I have a new favorite thing, Sodastream. I'm not kidding, this thing is fantastic! My husband does too, he was like a kid on Christmas morning when it arrived. You can easily make a liter of soda in less than 3 minutes. I was sent a Sodastream, the Genesis model and tons of sodamix to sample. Each sodamix is enough to make 12 liters of drink, each sparkling naturals contains enough syrup to make 6 liters of drink, each bottle of MyWater Flavor Essence will flavor about 20 liters of water, you only need half a teaspoon for each liter you make of this! Mixer bottles start around $4.99 and go up to $9.99, depending on the size of the bottle.
    What I liked the most about Sodastream is you don't need electricity or batteries to work. This makes it perfect to use anywhere you need it. You don't have to worry about plugging it in on the counter or kitchen table. You can use it where it's most convenient for you.
    You want to know if the sodas taste good. Yes, it taste just like the soda you buy in the store. There are few differences though, There are less calories and less sugar in Sodastream sodas. Plus, the soda flavors don't have any high-fructose corn syrup in the regular flavors, and no aspartame in the diet flavors. Sparkling Naturals doesn't have artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners or any preservatives.
    Watch the video to see how easy Sodastream is to use!
    Thanks to the following blogs for taking the time to share this giveaway with their readers!
    Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit ($99.95). Kit includes:
  • Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
  • 1 Carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
  • Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
  • Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
  • 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ended: Giveaway: Handy Cooler

Let me say thanks to Sara Lees Deals and Steals for letting me be a part of this awesome giveaway! This little fan looks like it would come in handy quite often!

This Review & Giveaway is done by SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways

Product Description

Small fan that can cool air up to 30F. This revolutionary evaporative cooling fan is the closest thing to a hand held mini air conditioner! Use it outdoors or keep it indoors as a desk fan. Provides gentle cool breeze. Uses evaporative cooling technology. Add water to soak the cooling filter. Ambient air is forced through the wet cooling filter and cools down. Works best in dry and hot climates. Fully portable and mobile, take it literally anywhere you want. Rotatable turbine wheel allows adjustment of the cool breeze of air. Humidifies air - makes breathing comfortable and alleviates allergies. Variable power control. Stands by itself on any flat surface. Comfortable adjustable leather strap. Ergonomically designed, user-friendly, and easy to use. Environmentally friendly. 4xAA batteries allow 5 hours portable operation. Connect to USB (cable included) or home socket power (sold separately) for continuous operation. Includes dedicated 60ml water bottle, USB cable and 1x cooling filter. Best for hot flashes, home and office use, camping, outdoor sports, watching the game, and more. 

Patented, air cooling technology in a small portable device
Similar to large air cooling units and swamp coolers, the Handy Cooler utilizes the principles of 'evaporative cooling'. To activate the air cooler, you simply need to wet the included cellulose cooling filter and Handy Cooler will do the rest.
The turbine draws air through the moistened filter, directing the cool air onto you. The process transforms uncomfortable hot air into a cool breeze (up to 30°F cooler) that refreshes and satisfies you.
The cooling performance may not be as powerful as compressor-based air conditioners, but if you are looking for a lightweight and portable solution to take around anywhere, evaporative cooling is the only option!
NOTE: Optimum cooling performance achieved under hot and dry environments.

My Take:  
Let me say WOW! I love this fan. I plugged it in to my computer and used it while sitting on my lap top blogging and I can say this little fan works & when I say works it made my face cold. I have been having 90 degree heat where I live and I only turn my air on to 78 to get the humidity knocked down in my house and all I need to do is plug the fan in and it cools me down. I love how it works by getting the sponge damp. I am going to the drag races in August and can't wait to bring this with me to use while sitting out in the heat. Any one can use this and  let me say this does help when you get a hot flash :)

 

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Handy Cooler in your choice of color (blue/black/pink). This is open to the US only and ends 7/08 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, simply do the tasks on the Rafflecopter widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Complete all the entries listed to better your chances to win.

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Closed - Giveaway: Vizardz Night Light

These night lights look so awesome. I want to try one! And while I can't enter the giveaway (as I'm part of the giveaway) here's a chance for you to win a special keepsake. I would love to make one of these of my family dog that passed away a few years ago. What better way to remember her then to have her image always lighting my way? Or if my sisters and I could ever be in the same place at the same time I'd love to have a picture of us taken and give it to my mother. The possibilities are really endless for this one! I love it :-) So good luck! Hopefully a Just Jennifer Talking reader will be winning this one! How cool would that be?


Personalized Vizardz 2.5D Night Light Giveaway!
Welcome to the Personalized Vizardz 2.5D Night Light Giveaway hosted by Giveaway Maven and several other awesome blogs!
*Full review by Giveaway Maven.
I've just recently been introduced to Vizardz products and was fortunate enough to receive a personalized 2.5D night light to review.
Vizardz takes photo images you provide and carves them into 2.5D night lights, 2.5D light boxes, 2.5D ornaments and 3D sculptures. I absolutely love this idea! Their products really make your photos stand out!!

Wondering what 2.5D picture is? This is from the Vizardz site: "2.5D pictures combine a three-dimensional topography with your two-dimensional digital photographs and images. This combination adds depth, texture, and contrast to breathe life into your ordinary photos. When light is applied to a Vizardz 2.5D picture, the stunning beauty of our technique is demonstrated, rendering the image in 3D."
I chose one of my favorite pictures of my dad, who passed away a little over two years ago. The night light couldn't have arrived at a more appropriate time. I received it on Saturday, June 16th, the day before Father's Day! What a wonderful surprise that was!! I opened the box, unwrapped the night light immediately plugged it in and just sat there and bawled like a baby. My favorite picture of my dad, made into a night light! The night light is across the room from where I sit in the living room. I look up in the evenings and there's my dad, shining and smiling at me! I either smile or get all teary-eyed when I look at it. Thank you Vizardz for the wonderful job you have done with my father's picture! Vizardz turned this picture..... Into this wonderful night light! The above image does not do the night light justice at all. This was the best picture that I could get. The image on the night light is a lot more clear in person than it is in the picture!! I like my Vizardz night light so much that I'm going to have a family picture made into a light box. I can't wait to see it sitting on my mantel!
Vizardz Light Box
To find out more about Vizardz or to place an order, check out their website here. You can also find Vizardz on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube! Now for a giveaway! Vizardz has been kind enough to offer one lucky reader their very own personalized night light! Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway will run from 6/24/12 through 7/4/12. Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Just Jennifer Talking is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Closed: Giveaway: Coupon Envelope

I am giving away 5 coupon envelopes! And each envelope will contain 30 coupons and a $3/1 Bic Soleil Savvy Razor coupon!

© Jelen80 | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos

You can check out my review of the Bic Soleil Savvy here.

There are lots of ways to enter - So many bonus points :-)

The giveaway will end on 6/28 at 12:01am EST!

Good Luck!

Winners: (Only three people entered so there are only 3 winners...)


Helen T.
Nichole M. S.
Jen H.

Congrats to the three of you and keep on the look out a new coupon envelope giveaway will start soon!

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BzzAgent Review: Bic Soleil Savvy

First off I have to thank BzzAgent for letting me be a part of this campaign.
Want to join BzzAgent? Send me an email (Jennmarie 68 at gmail dot com) and I'll send you an invite!



For this product review BzzAgent sent me a pack of Bic's new razor and some coupons to help create Bzz! My opinion on this product is honest and has not been influenced by BzzAgent or Bic.

First off let me give you some information about the Bic Soleil Savvy:

  • Each BIC Soleil Savvy package contains one disposable handle and four refillable cartridges
  • The razor's handle includes a rubber grip for added control
  • Tripple-Blade heads feature flexible blade technology and lubricating strips with Vitamin E
  • Pivoting heads are made to follow a woman's contours and provide a super-close shave
  • Available at grocery stores, drug stores, and mass retailers for a suggested retail price of $7.49
In my campaign kit Bic shares some secrets to getting a close shave: 

  • Shave at night - Shaving removes dead skin cells and the superficial layer of skin. While this process is healthy, it reduces your skin's defenses for a couple hours. Shaving at night gives your skin time to recover its strength and suppleness to resist irritation the next day. 
  • Shave clean skin - To help prevent infection and bumps, make sure your skin is perfectly clean before you shave. Apply hot water beforehand or shave after showering. Warm humidity increases skin elasticity and softens your hair, making it easier to shave. 
  • Apply shaving cream or gel - Use shaving cream or gel with Aloe Vera when shaving — it's gentler on your skin than regular soap and can help lift hair. Lather the cream or gel, then leave it on for two minutes prior to shaving. Once your hair is softened, the razor will glide more easily over skin. 
  • Use a sharp blade - Change your blades regularly, especially if you have sensitive skin. On sensitive areas like your bikini line and underarms, shaving with a dull blade can result in red spots.
You can check out feelthesoleil.com or the Bic Soleil Facebook Page for more information. Just an FYI there's a giveaway going on on the Bic Facebook Page! 

My Bzz Campaign Kit

My Review:

When I got my package in the mail I immediately opened it and started reading the brochure that was included. As I was reading through the tips I was thinking "isn't shaving just shaving". But I guess everyone does it a little different so here were my thoughts on the tips. I don't have a regular schedule of any kind so I shave whenever I take a shower - sometimes in the morning, sometimes at night. I do however shave clean skin - I shave after I finish washing up in the shower - when is your skin cleaner than that? I used to use shave gel, now I just use body wash, soap, or even shampoo (it leaves my legs so silky feeling).  But I thought to myself who lets the cream sit for two minutes? I shave in the shower, if I left the cream on for two minutes it would all be rinsed off before I even got a chance to shave! Then the last one just seemed like a duh kind of statement - then I thought about it and realized I know lots of women who will use the same razor for quite a while. Me being the picky person I am doesn't mean that everyone does things the way I do them so..... 

Now onto the razor: I've tried almost everything out there to remove body hair - waxing, bleaching, and hair remover creams but I always come back to shaving because it's easy (a.k.a. painless), it's consistent (no patches of missed hair), and I don't have to sit for 6 minuets with stinky cream on my legs. I shave my legs and underarms everyday in the summer, and close to everyday the rest of the year. My hair grows so fast that I wouldn't be able to keep up on it any other way! So with as often as I shave I go through razors quite fast. I used to buy men's razors with the changeable cartridges because they worked really well - then I moved away from home and had to start buying my own razors. Sticker shock changed that habit. I will occasionally buy a razor and/or cartridges if they are on sale but for the most part I've been a disposable girl for quite a while (although I do have quite the arsenal of razors waiting for the day their cartridges go on sale!) I've bought so many different brands of disposable razors. But I've never really found one that I can call "my brand". It's such a frustrating thing for me. It shouldn't be this hard to find a good razor should it?

When I opened the actual razor there were a few things that I noticed. The razor has a "dummy" cartridge on it. Had I just opened it and stuck it in the shower I would have been a bit perturbed that I had to get out and put a regular cartridge on it. However I do like the dummy cartridge because I can put the dummy head on when I'm traveling and not break the prongs that hold the cartridges on. Second the cartridges are in holders that can be pulled apart. They are kind of hinged together and you can snap them apart at the hinges (and they do snap back together.) This will make traveling nice. I don't have to cram a pack of four cartridges with my razor, I can just pull one of the holders off and throw it in my bag. Great idea! 

So when I signed up for this Bzz Campaign I wasn't expecting too much. I've been disappointed at some point by all the disposable razors I've tried (Bic disposables included.) And I figured they would probably get rid of the hair but I might have to go over it twice, or it will cut my legs all up, or I'll have tons of irritation later. Like I said I've not had great experiences with disposable razors... But since this is a disposable razor with refillable cartridges it does have an initial appeal to me (maybe now I can throw out my arsenal of razor handles.) But we'll have to see how it works. 

So I set off to the shower to try my new razor. First my underarms. This is my #1 problem area, by far. I can't ever seem to get as close a shave as I want and I always have red bumps afterward. The Soleil Savvy got much closer than my last razor for sure. Was it the closest underarm shave I've ever had? No, but it did get pretty close and it didn't leave any red bumps. So that's a good thing! Next my legs - I am always nicking myself or getting razor burn and I think this is because to get the close shave I want I have to shave my legs twice usually. So I shaved my legs rinsed them off and felt to see if they needed a second pass. Guess what? No second pass needed! Yippee! I got out of the shower and did my normal routine - put lotion on my legs. After about an hour, which is when the razor burn kicks in usually my legs felt fine. No red bumps, no nicks, no razor burn. So call me pleasantly surprised :-) 

I would have to say this was much better than any disposable razor I've tried and better than some of the razor/cartridge combos I've used before. There is still one razor/cartridge combo I prefer - but given the price on this razor it is a much better solution! Overall I liked it and I will be purchasing these in the future. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Blogger Opportunity: Eddie Bauer Baby Fairview Collection

I don't have babies - but this stuff is SO cute!



The Eddie Bauer Baby Collection Giveaway Event, hosted by the Iowa-Mom and Bay Area Mommy, is now open to bloggers!


Cost is $2 or free with announcement post. See bloggers wanted details and signup form for more details.

Prizes: Eddie Bauer Fairview Collection including
Eddie Bauer Travel System – Fairview ($229.99)
Eddie Bauer Playard – Fairview ($145.99) and
Eddie Bauer High Chair – Fairview ($129.99)

Open to: US only
The event dates: July 2 – July 30

Canadian/other bloggers may participate in this event if you have a large number of US readers/traffic.

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Blogger Opportunity: XBox Kinect

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Blogger Opportunity: Vizardz Night Light


Vizardz Giveaway Event Sign Up
Giveaway Maven will be hosting a giveaway for a personalized Vizardz 2.5D Night Light.   I would love to have your help with promoting this giveaway!  In exchange for helping to promote, you will receive 1 free link on the Rafflecopter.  Free link can be either Facebook or Twitter only.
This giveaway will run from 6/24/12 through 7/4/12.
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Blogger Event: $200 Amazon Blast

I Heart Giveaways is going to have a $200 Amazon Blast giveaway - and your blog can participate!


Event Details:
- The giveaway will go live on July 15, 2012
- Open Worldwide
- Prize: $200 Amazon Gift Card *1 winner*
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Father's Day Cheesecake Coupon Haul

So tomorrow we're having a dinner for all the fathers in our family. Everyone is going to bring their father's favorite dish. My dad's favorite is cheesecake. I found an awesome cheesecake recipe when I purchased my springform pans a few years ago. It's so good.... But it can be a bit expensive to buy all the stuff to make a cheesecake from scratch. I thought it would be a stretch but I set my budget at $15 and set off online to find the cheapest way to make this wonderful cheesecake!



Here's the ingredients:
Crust:
1 1/4 cup of graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbspn granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter

Filling:
2 lbs. cream cheese
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 tspn vanilla extract
1/4 cup heavy cream (I use whipping cream)
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup seedless jam

The only things I had on hand were the butter, vanilla, and eggs (we didn't even have any sugar in the house!)

So I needed quite a bit for only $15.

The most expensive part of this is the cream cheese. I've used store brand before, but it doesn't taste right. So I buy Philadelphia Cream Cheese - which is expensive when you need 4 of them! But Kmart has them on sale for 2/$4 and I found a $1/2 coupon - Yeah me :-) While I was at Kmart I found sour cream for only $1 (since you don't need much the little tubs work just fine). Two down!

Then I headed to Meijer - Meijer sells small bags of Pioneer sugar (and since we don't use much sugar around here - again, I didn't need the big bag). Then the whipping cream was on sale 2/$3. Normally I use Comstock pie filling but I was on a budget and at almost $4 a can I couldn't bring myself to do it, especially when I only use 1/4 of the can. So I bought Smucker's spreadable fruit (strawberry) which is a much smaller jar - so it costs less and I had a $0.35/1 coupon - plus Meijer doubles up to $0.50 here! Then I needed graham crackers and luckily Meijer brand graham crackers were on sale 2/$4. So while I was checking out I realized I hadn't checked my Meijer mPerks account in a while and guess what was in there - a $2 off your order coupon! I quickly "clipped" it before I got to the register.

So here's my breakdown
4 - cream cheese $6
sour cream $1
sugar - $1.99
whipping cream $1.50
spreadable fruit - 1.69
graham crackers - $2.00
mPerks - $2 off
Grand Total: $12.18 :-) Yeah me!

I was so happy that I came in under budget that I let myself buy a wedding magazine! Well between being under budget and the fact that I just won $10 from Meg's Moxie today I decided I could splurge :-)

Even with the magazine I left both stores only spending $17.42! That's the cheapest cheesecake I've made yet! Normally with everything I have to buy I don't get out of the store for less than $20

For those that want to try this awesome cheesecake here's the recipe that I use:

Crust:
Combine ingredient in small bowl. Press evenly onto bottom of buttered 8 1/2" springform pan.

Filling: 
Preheat oven to 450. In large mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add sugar. Add eggs one at a time, scrape down sides of bowl after each addition. Stir in vanilla, heavy cream and sour cream. Pour batter into prepared pan. Drizzle jam over top, swirl lightly with butter knife. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, reduce temperature to 250 (open door until temperature reduces) and bake 1 hour or until edges are firm but center wiggles. Place on wire rack to cool. Refrigerate until cold. (I have found that if I make it before I go to bed at night it's ready to eat when I get up.)

Hope you enjoy!

Happy Father's Day!
-Jennifer

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

777 Dragon Casino Ipad giveaway!

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Win Bucca di Beppo for a year!

Bucca di Beppo is one of my all time favorite restaurants (that I have easy access to without having to drive out of state!) And they're giving away a free year of Bucca!

Visit their facebook page to enter to win! Good Luck - and if you win please take me too :-)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Product Review: Arm & Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste Review

Thanks to Smiley 360 for another great mission!

This time I got to try Arm & Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste. Smiley360 sent me a full size tube and a few sample size tubes to hand out to friends and family. Even though I have been compensated, with the product to review, the compensation has in no way altered my opinions on this product. This a fair and honest review.

Disclaimer: This is my experience with this product. My observations are not intended to act as a diagnosis, treatment, or recommendation in any way. Please consult with a medical professional before deciding if the products I review would be beneficial for you.

Please click here to get a $1 off coupon for Arm & Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste from Smiley360 and Arm&Hammer.

 

I have horrible teeth, I have since I was a child. I could brush my teeth 100 times a day, floss each time, and use mouth wash and still get cavities.... I was blessed with my dad's genes for my teeth (My mom on the other hand has perfect teeth, never needed braces, and to this day I don't think she has a filling!!!) So oral hygiene has been a priority for me since I was very young. But even taking good care of my teeth I still have a lot of sensitivity with cold and hot foods. So when I was asked to participate in the Arm & Hammer Sensitive toothpaste mission I jumped at the chance.

Let me give you a little background on my love/hate relationship with Arm & Hammer toothpaste first. I was forced to use Arm & Hammer toothpaste as a kid, because that's what my parents kept in the house. And as a kid you don't really get to tell your parents what to buy (at least I didn't.) So once I moved away from home I started using other toothpastes and never really picked up Arm & Hammer. It was just one of the things I could do for myself and didn't need to ask permission.... So through defiance I've not used Arm & Hammer since I lived at home.

Any way I started using the toothpaste a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised by my results. First off I have an issue with toothpastes - I can only use a flavor for a little while before it starts to gag me, certain textures of tooth paste (too gritty, or too smooth) will gag me, then don't get me started on the foaming toothpastes - suffice it to say that got thrown out after the first time I used it.... So I was worried that I would have some kind of adverse reaction to it. But I didn't - which was a great start for me :-)

Now that I've been using it a few weeks I've noticed a great difference in the sensitivity in my teeth. There's still some sensitivity, but I can take a big swig of water right from the fridge and not have to hold my jaw in pain. There's still a little pain, but not any kind of horrible - I'm just going to rip out all my teeth right now kind of pain. So that's good. It's been a gradual change too. I didn't use it one time then all my pain was gone. It's been a few weeks and I'm just starting to get to the point where I don't have horrible pain.

The toothpaste also has whitening agents in it. I'm a smoker and I drink lots of cola so my teeth aren't black or anything, but they could always be whiter. I've not noticed a huge difference - my teeth aren't blinding anyone - but they are a little bit whiter now.

So overall I'd have to say that I liked this toothpaste. It hasn't gagged me yet, my teeth aren't overly sensitive, and they're a little whiter. From one tube of toothpaste I'd have to say that's a win!  Thanks Smiley 360 for letting me be a part of another great mission :-)

Don't forget to get your $1 off coupon: Please click here to get a $1 off coupon for Arm & Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste from Smiley360 and Arm&Hammer.


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