Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Get Fit and Active with Old Navy

As part of the Old Navy Style Council through crowdtap.com, I am able to join sample and shares.  The latest sample and share was Get Fab & Fit in Active by Old Navy!  I was able to bring one friend and go shopping for a FREE pair of compression pants and an Old Navy active top.

After dissecting a brain class, my friend Becky and I headed to Old Navy.  Nothing puts you in the mood for shopping like dissecting a brain!  We only had about 15 minutes to shop before the store closed, so we literally ran in and got to it. 

          Running in the dressing room! These pants are really comfy, but boy do they compress!

I was pretty impressed by the selection of compression pants that they offer.  There were many different colors and lots of sizes to choose from.  I couldn't believe how tight the compression pants were when I tried them on though, boy do they compress!  My favorite thing about the pants were that they have a tiny little pocket on the waistband in the back.  Don't really know what it is for, maybe a key?  But it shows that Old Navy really put in some attention to detail on these.
                                                       Here I am with the headless man!                             

My favorite pants were actually capris and were not part of the sample.  So I ended up getting just a plain pair of black pants and a plain black active jacket.  The coolest thing about the jacket is that it has thumb holes.

We had a lots of fun in that 15 minutes.  The staff was very helpful and courteous.  They were really impressed by the coupons, they hadn't seen them before.
                                                     Becky with her Fit and Active gear!

When all was said and done, Becky and I each got $79 worth of clothes for FREE!  Thanks Old Navy and Crowdtap!
If you would like to join in the action, here is a link, http://bit.ly/k3SYDj

Monday, October 17, 2011


Are you sick of over-proccessed foods being the most convienient?  I am.  There have been many days that I turn to something out of a box because it is simply easier.  Slowly, I am learning tips and tricks to make cooking meals healthier for me and my family.  One of the easiest things that has made a difference for my family is switching to whole grains.  They are much healthier, and no one even noticed a difference.
Recently, I was able to participate in a campaign called Healthy Food Fight with SheSpeaks and Aetna.  They have partnered together to spread the word about healthy living and eating.  As part of their Healthy Food Fight program, SheSpeaks and Aetna hosted two healthy food fight twitter parties.  During the parties, they offered tips and recipes to get you eating healthier.  Although the twitter party fun is over, you can still enter to win some great prizes.  Also, check out the Healthy Food Fight website to learn about local events and to get some great recipes.


Aetna is one of the nation's leading providers of health care, dental, pharmacy, group life, disability insurance and employee benefits who believes they can help create a better health care system.  To learn more about Aetna and their Healthy Food Fight please visit them here.

*Disclaimer:  I participated in this campaign through SheSpeaks and may recieve a thank you gift in return.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Can't live with it, can't live without it.........

and I am not talking about men!  Anti-virus software.  I have had some not so nice experiences with certain anti-virus software.  Some of the available software always seems to interrupt me in the middle of important web surfing time, er, facebook chatting....there is nothing worse than being in the middle of a pointless facebook chat and having your system bogged down by antivirus software running a scan.  Okay, there may be a few worse things.  Anyway, I will get to my point.  I recently had the opportunity to try Trend Micro Titanium through bzzagent.com, if you aren't a bzzagent, check them out.  I get to try lots of fun stuff with them!  I got a free year subscription to Trend for three of my devices.  I used two of the codes and hope to have enough ambition to try it out on my android as well.  I must say, I love this service!  Both my pc and netbook run super fast still, I don't get interrupted with scans very often,  it gives me a monthly report of what it has done.  My favorite part of Trend Micro Titanium is that when I google something, or even on links on Facebook, Trend tells me if it is safe, unknown, or risky.  Now when I am searching for something, there is no second guessing which links will go to somewhere safe.

There are many more features of this service that I haven't had time to try yet.  For intance, there is a Trend Micro Vault that keeps your files safe in a password protected "vault".

I recieved this product/service at no charge.  All opinions expressed are my own

Saturday, October 8, 2011

My own Starbucks creation!

I have been trying to recreate a Starbucks drink in my home for some time now.  I love Starbucks but the nearest one is about 20 miles from my house, so that gets to be a drag.   Anyway......I think I have it figured out!!!  Finally!  I am taking part in a campaign with Torani coffee syrups, although, you will have to wait for that review until I receive and try the product.  I was so excited about these syrups, I couldn't wait for my free package of them, so I went and bought my own.  So, here I have my coffee, syrup, ice, and milk, but my blender is super crappy.  I remember a girlfriend of mine loving her Magic Bullet blender.  So a quick call to my hubby on his way home from work, and bingo, I am now the proud owner of a Magic Bullet!  And I love it!  It was the perfect little gadget to blend my ice into frappachino oblivion!  I will let you in on the recipe as soon as I have it perfected!

My husband doesn't love deals as much as I do, so he purchased the Magic Bullet for me full price at Wal-Mart.  However, in my own research, I found Bed Bath & Beyond has the best price if you use the 20% off coupon.  You can sign up for this coupon at their website, shipping will be extra.  http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=13430918

Friday, October 7, 2011

Can an additional 50% off clearance get any better? Oh yes it can!

77 Kids (American Eagles chidrens line)  is offering an additional 50% off their clearance items AND free shipping on any order!  Now that is a great deal that I will be a part of!  I love free shipping!  I find myself ordering extra items to get free shipping.  For example, I spent 4 hours on target.com the other night so I could spend $50 to get free shipping.  I ended up spending $27 extra instead of paying $7 in shipping.  They sure know how to get me to spend!

Anyway, check out 77kids.com before this deal ends on Monday!  Not sure how long the free shipping lasts, it just says for a limited time.

Here is the promo code: 82476531

Just found out this deal is good at American Eagle and Aerie also!!  50% off and free shipping on every order through Monday!  Happy Columbus Day!
Happy Shopping!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Latest bzzcampaign

Bear with me please, as this is my first blog post about a product I have received.

I joined this campaign because my skin seems to be getting more sensitive with every passing year.  I just received a full size cleanser and moisturizing lotion for free (yay!) via Bzzagent.com.  I just started using it in the last couple days.  My face seems like it is softer, although I don't think it has made any major impact.  I must admit, prior to using this, I only washed my face with water and only used moisturizer randomly.  Would I recommend these products to friends?  Probably not.  The lotion has such a bad smell, I will most likely stop using it.  I kinda feel like I am putting paste on my face because of the odor.  I am pretty sure I could find a nicer smelling lotion with the same results.
Any one else with experience with this product?  I would love to hear about it!

Welcome to my blog!

Hey there!  I started this blog because I needed a place to blog about all of my deals, freebies, and such.  I am not a writer, I really don't like writing.  Hate might be a little strong, but I really dislike it!  But, I do love to receive new products, samples, coupons, and deals and I do like to write reviews about those products.  So please bear with me as  I am sure my grammar won't be perfect and my spelling may leave something to be desired! 

For a little bit about me, I am a stay at home mom of 4 younger children.  I was homeschooling them until life just happened.  So two of my kids are now attending a school and I am as well!  Last January, I started attending a local technical college in the nursing program.  Which is where I learned about my "hate" for writing!  It blows my mind how many writing classes are required for nursing! 

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for nearly 10 years, wow, that makes me feel old!  At least I was 18 when we were married, so that makes me feel a little better!  It seems as though my cousins, children I once babysat for, and my own kids are getting older but I feel like I am not!