Tuesday, December 22, 2009
MY HOLIDAY TIP FOR TODAY: GET YOUR CARDS AND GIFTS MAILED OUT TODAY OR THERE'S GONNA BE DRAMA FROM YOUR MOMMA!!!
Well, I've done it again this year - waited until the last possible moment to ship my gifts to loved ones far and near! I have great intentions every flippin' year...I purchase the gifts ahead of time, wrap the gifts all pretty on time...even box up the goodies about 10 days before deadline, but then it all goes south from there! What's my procrastination issue...I'm clueless!
Thanks be to God for the FedEx Elves, who bailed out my sorry Santa butt once again!!!! I have now delivered my lovely gifts with all the mailing info to my local FedEx Office location without any additional stress or drama. This holiday season, FedEx offers ways to save time and money with discounts that make FedEx one of the cheapest options this December. If you sign-up on line at www.fedex.com, you can save up to 16% on FedEx Express services and 8% on FedEx Group and Home Delivery. By visiting your local FedEx Office location, shipping with FedEx Group costs 10% less than with UPS...Sweet!
An added holiday perk: If you sign up for a free acount on www.fedex.com, you will be entered to win one of five Apple IPod Touches in a contest they are hosting!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Cental on behalf of FedEx and received a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.
Monday, December 21, 2009
I was selected to participate in a product review opportunity by SheSpeaks for the luxury Canadian skin care system, Mereadesso Woman. The system consists of the face and neck cleanser ($38.25) , a face and neck toner gel product ($102.00) and a microfiber washcloth ($4.25). The retail value is stated as $144.50 total, plus shipping. Products are now available for purchase in the United States via their online store at:
Prior to beginning this product test I was using a cleanser, a toner pad, serum, eye cream, day cream and night cream - wow, that quite a bit huh? I did a quick tally today and this comes to about $250+ for a 3 month supply. The Mereadesso system compares very favorably with my skin so far, so I would be realizing a savings using the system rather than the variety of products - not to mention the hassle and time! I really find that the cleanser is doing a great job - I had been experiencing a couple of minor break-outs around my mouth before I received my products, but these are clearing up after my first week using the system. I too find it a bit challenging to part with my old expectations of heavier creams and pare it down to just the cleanser and toner gel. I would like to purchase additional cleansing cloths - just one is challenging for twice daily use! I am finding that my skin tone and texture is improving with twice daily use!
My skin has been transformed! I cannot speak well enough of the Mereadesso System - Founder Linda Stephenson is to be congratuated!!! True Story: I have been using the system for about 5 weeks now. Everyone I encounter during this time continually comments on "how well I look" or "how radiant I appear"!!! It's amazing and I recognize that since changing my skin care routine, my skin is smooth, soft, bright, and clear! The system is easy, convenient, pleasant, and helps save time/money. I consider my skin to be an investment and I will be pleased to replenish my Mereadesso products as needed in the future - such an outstanding value!
I would suggest that you purchase additional cleansing cloths (I am ordering an extra 4-5 more) to have a fresh cloth available daily.
If Mèreadesso sounds like it might be interesting to you, you can use discount code shespeaks002 to receive 20% off of your order at www.mereadesso.com, plus free shipping. If anyone decides to try, or has already tried Mèreadesso, let me know--I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I LOVE MY VEGGIES....my family, not so much!
*Sigh* We continue our saga of eating healthier, but time commitments and shrinking wallets - not to mention differing tastes create a less-than-friendly environment for healthful and delicious meals at dinner time. Hubs nearly faints at the sight of green vegetables, and the kids aren't impressed with a few others. But now I've discovered a new weapon in the fight for mealtime nutrition:
RONZONI SMART TASTE PASTA!
We have enjoyed Ronzoni pastas, but this is something new and better! It looks and tastes like traditional white pasta, but has the amazing added benefits of calcium and fiber. We tried it recently and the fam really loved it! It's not chewy or gluey and perfect with any sauce or flavor combination you may serve with it. Other benefits for the whole family include lower calories and fat than traditional while pasts, no sodium, preservatives or cholesterol. Visit www.RonzoniSmartTaste.com for get more info.
Ronzoni has also launched a fun and entertaining spoof video about the Smart Taste Super Mom (you know, she's inside all of us!) and our attempts to help our family eat right:
Supermom video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr_pTWuBDds
www.ronzonismarttaste.com to find out more information about the product
Be sure to check out the $4 rebate offer with purchases for Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta and the Disney/Pixar movie "Up": http://ronzonismarttaste.newworldpasta.com/up/
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Ronzoni Pasta and received a sample of Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta to facilitate my review and a $20 thank-you gift certificate.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Now that the holiday season is in full-swing, I love to host gatherings with friends and family - both large and small - to bring us together and connect. It can be challenging with work, home, family and other social/civic obligations...but I have a friend in my freezer! Nancy's Frozen Appetizers help me provide a lavish spread of delicious treats without any fuss or budget-busting drama! Each is well-made and elegant - quick to warm in the oven or even thaw-and-serve! The Pin Wheels are a family favorite! I hosted a fabulous girls-only make up party this weekend featuring Nancy's Appetizers for snacks, and they were literally "gobbled up" by my appreciative guests - all without any stress or toil! I could relax and enjoy the fun with my guests rather than being in the kitchen cooking and serving.
From cheese soufflés, to mushroom turnovers, crab cakes, petite quiches, and pastry tarts, the Nancy's line serves up a delectable spread that has something for everyone. With the price-point of $4 to $13 per package, they can fit easily with your entertaining budget. Add them to the list of items to stock up on at your local grocery or club store to keep on hand for spontaneous drop-ins! You can find the nearest store to pick up Nancy's or go online to find entertaining tips and recipes at www.Nancys.com.
I am excited to host a blog contest for one lucky winner. Winner will receive a coupon for Free Any one 12 ct Nancy's Frozen Appetizer (expires 4/30/10) to try and enjoy! Please post your comment below with your favorite party planning secret. One entry per person, please. All entries must be received by 12/14/09. Winner will be selected by random drawing from all entries received and notified by email on 12/15/09. If unable to contact, a subsequent entry will be notified. US residents only.
"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Nancy’s Appetizers and received 2 coupons to facilitate my review and a $20 thank-you gift certificate."