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May 13, 2013
As most of my readers know, I like to make just about everything we eat from scratch.
Soups, sauces, veggies, all meals, meats, granolas, and most especially the desserts.
I will tackle it all to keep us as healthy as possible.
And one of the main reasons for doing this is so that I know exactly what is in our food.
I don't believe in anything artificial, and those hydrogenated and trans fats are a big no-no in this house.
Don't get me wrong, I use and consume fats, but not a one of them is man made.
And neither are any of the sugars or sweeteners - all natural stuff only in our foods.
It's great to be able to do this, but it is very time consuming.
And when unexpected company makes a visit, it is just about impossible to whip up something quick.
But now I will no longer have to worry about the dessert part of the meal when they do show up without warning.
There is a new line of Upsidedown Cakes that are sold exclusively at the Kroger Family of Stores that are made by a private label brand called Private Selection.
These Private Selection Upside Down Cakes are the perfect thing to have on hand for a quick dessert.
Made of only all natural, wholesome ingredients, these cakes are a snap to make.
You warm it in it's own pan, flip it onto a serving plate, then serve the delicious cake to your guests.
And these premium cakes do not have a premium price - you could have dessert any night of the week!
With their homemade taste, they come in three different flavors, so there's something for every one.
There is currently a Private Selection Upside Down Cakes coupon available online to save a dollar on any one of these cakes.
And you can double that coupon to two dollars by Liking and Sharing Private Selection Upside Down Cakes on Facebook.
To find the nearest store where you can purchase these Private Selection Upside Down Cakes, please check out this store locator link: http://www.privateselection.com/store-locator/
Be sure to follow Private Selection Upside Down Cakes on Pinterest too!
Coupon ends 6/2/13. Official Rules. In order to load these coupons to your card, you will need to sign into your Kroger account or set up a Kroger account and enter your card number. Limit one use per digital coupon. Digital offers are not eligible on Manager's Specials, cannot be combined with manufacturer paper coupons on the purchase of a single item, and do not double. Not all items are available in all stores. A limit of 150 coupons can be loaded per household at one time.
May 9, 2013
There are several different kinds of products on the market that are made to help you fall asleep on those occasional times when it is hard to do so on your own.
And most of them are not very effective, or the sleep they deliver is not a restful, peaceful one.
We received yet another one of these fall asleep products as a sample from P&G, and were excited to try it after reading about it online.
We were sent a sample of ZzzQuil from the makers of Vicks NyQuil, which we know is an effective product when we have a cold.
We received this nighttime sleep aid in the form of a liquid that is in the flavor of Warming Berry.
True to that one of a kind Vick's taste, it was easy going down.
It came with a little cup to measure out the correct amount with no hassle.
In the past, when a sleep aid was used, it would have to be taken a good forty-five minutes to an hour for it to kick in.
We found this liquid to be very quick acting when compared to the pills.
It worked within half an hour.
And the sleep it gave was a restful and peaceful one for the whole night through.
It is great to find a product that works so well, and the best part about it, it is not habit forming.
The active ingredient, Diphenhydramine HCI, really works to help you fall asleep.
We thank you, P&G, for giving us this opportunity to test your product - you have a winner with Vicks ZzzQuil!
If you haven't yet, check out and Like ZzzQuil on Facebook.
And if you have tried the product, leave them a note to let them know if you liked it, and be sure to tweet with the hashtag #ZzzQuilNight too!
If you haven't tried it, and you need a good night's sleep, can't hurt to give it a try!
April 6, 2013
Oh where was this little beauty when we were searching for our new kitchen faucet last fall.
And search we did - at all the hardware stores both in person and online.
It took us a few trips to finally decide on the model that we wanted at the price we could afford.
We compromised on the model - I wanted a high one, and my husband wanted one that pulled out with the sprayer in the faucet itself.
We got a pull out one that was just as short as the one we already had in there.
We couldn't find those two features in one model at the time.
But just a few months later the Kiran Spot Resist one-handle pulldown kitchen faucet hits the market at Lowe's.
I wish it had been available when we were looking as it has the features that we both wanted, plus a whole lot more that we could never have dreamed of.
Look at that beauty - so high with the perfect arch.
And it pulls down for easy rinsing and cleaning, and it slick at going right back up with the relex system that it is designed with.
The Moen name is also one of the top brands for quality when it comes to faucets.
But the best part about this little beauty is it's spot resistant finish.
That sleek stainless steel finish resists fingerprints and spots so it stays looking it's best all the time.
We will live the choice we made last year, but it is good to know that if something happens to it, we will be able to replace it with this perfect one for us.
Check out and Like Moen on Facebook to keep up with their new products and be sure to follow @Moen on Twitter too!
March 19, 2013
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January 15, 2013
The January thaw that we have been having this past week has the mind wandering to the next season.
And a new dress for the new season can always bring a smile.
Checking out some of the new styles for this season, I found a cute outfit that is just the right color for spring.
A light blue dress with a graceful touch of lace around the neckline and puffy sleeves that are long for those chilly New England days is what I call a perfect dress.
Classic blue pumps and a white shoulder bag match perfectly with the dress.
But what ties the whole outfit together are the white tights.
No nonsense tights and leggings have a way adding just what is needed to complete an outfit.
And with all the colors that are available, there is a pair for every occasion and every outfit.
They can even be purchased at many food and drug stores, so dropping a pair in the cart while grocery shopping couldn't be easier.
They are a very affordable way to perk up an old outfit too - making it look new and different.
And I agree with the new face of No nonsense, Jill Martin.
She is a leading fashion expert and she thinks these trendy, high quality tights and leggings can change any outfit without costing and arm and leg.
Good fashion that is affodable is just we all need during these trying economic times.