Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pillsbury "Home is Calling" Gift basket Winners

Congrats to Cathyhall (comment 57),Valerie2350(comment 16) and tigger210 (comment 127).

You three are the lucky winners of the Pillsbury "Home is Calling" gift baskets.


Stay tuned for more giveaways

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pillsbury "Home is Calling" Gift Basket Giveaway

I love Pillsbury. I grew up on their products and now enjoy making them regularly for my family. From biscuits to crescent rolls to cakes to cinnamon rolls, Pillsbury has been a part of my life for several years now.

Pillsbury recently launched a great new campaign, "Home is Calling", which reminds us of how we all look foward to getting home at the end of the day to reconnect with loved ones (and of course think about the aroma of something irresistibly warm and delicious baking at home). So please head on over to the "Home is Calling" site to view the campaign ad and be sure to forward it to friends and family because each time you do Pillsbury will make a donation to help deliver more than one pound of groceries to America's food banks.

Incredible right? But the magnanimous folks at Pillsbury didn't just stop there, they've given me the opportunity to give three lucky individuals "Home is Calling" gift baskets.

These fabulous baskets include a coupon for Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls, a magnetic coupon holder, a house shaped mouse pad, pot holders, a cookie sheet, a bread basket and a Pillsbury Doughboy figurine.

I know. Pretty great, right ? Simply,leave me a comment telling me your favorite Pillsbury product and you'll be entered to win. Three winners will be chosen at random from all comments received by 11/24

Monday, November 3, 2008

Chex Mix Basket of Indulgence Winners

Congratulations to commenters 51,99 and 122: Baby4,Lilith Silvermane & Shannon These lovely ladies are the three lucky winners of Baskets of Indulgence.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My sweet tooth and my waistline thank you, Yoplait

I have the worst sweet tooth. One that I'm rarely ever successful at fighting off. When the mood strikes me I typically go for whatever sugary treat is closest and I pay for it with that extra nagging 5lbs (and guilt and regret).

Imagine my delight when I was asked to try Yoplait Light's new cake inspired flavors which include Strawberry Shortcake, Raspberry Cheesecake and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. All with only 110 calories and 0 grams of fat.

Ok, let me repeat that: 0 grams of fat.

Sweeter then your average yogurt, Yoplait's cake inspired flavors are rich,creamy and seriously a perfect alternative to grabbing an actual slice of cake that your waistline will later make you pay for.

In a word they are wonderful. Perfect for those afternoon and evening sweet cravings and the best part is eating them doesn't come with all the guilt.

Now, go forth and get some and be sure to bring this coupon with you when you go.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Chex Mix Bars: Basket of Indulgence

Because I love to make people happy and thought it would be fun to participate in the Bloggy Giveaways Fall Carnival, I offer three very lucky people Baskets of Indulgence courtesy of new Chex Mix Bars.

Chex Mix bars combine crunchy Chex pieces, pretzels and peanuts with chewy and indulgent ingredients like caramel and chocolate. And if that's not enough, they have less than 150 calories per bar and provide at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving.

This fabulous basket includes a box of tasty Turtle Chex Mix Bars, chocolate candles, caramel lotion and spa essentials like a loofah, hand massager, nail brush and spa towel.

Heavenly right ? What are you waiting for ? Leave me a comment and you'll be entered to win. But hurry...because this contest ends 10/31.

Savorings Winner

Congrats to Andrew ! He was lucky comment number 42.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Savoring the flavor

I love that Pillsbury's tagline on their webpage devoted to new Savorings is "Bring happy hour home with Pillsbury Savorings".

Frankly, Savorings kick traditional happy hour fares heiny. These little "flaky pastry bites" are nothing like the bowl of stale pretzels or overloaded nachos you might experience at your local watering hole. We tried the Spinach and Cheese flavor and seriously these babies are like little bites of heaven. The perfect mix of flavors, Savorings are buttery and flavorful and practically melt in your mouth. From your grocery store freezer section to your table in about 20 minutes, Savorings are truly worth the wait.

And in true Because I Must Review It fashion, because I heart you and I want you to share in my joy, I've got a wonderful Savorings gift bag to give away.

The winner will receive a coupon for a free package of Savorings, a wine opener, a wine stopper, a package of wine glass charms, an appetizer plate that holds your wine glass and a Wine & Food matching guide .

Pretty cool huh ? Well what are you waiting for? Hurry up, leave me a comment telling me what appetizer you love and you'll be entered to win. One winner will be selected at random from all comments received by 10/24. (Sorry...but this one is only open to U.S. and Canadian residents )

YoPlait Yo-Plus Winner

Congrats to Valerie2350!

And to the rest of y'all, stay tuned for another very cool giveaway in the next couple of days. You won't want to miss it!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Yo, wanna improve your digestive health ?

I've always liked yogurt, but when I started to hear about new "special" yogurt containing ingredients to promote digestive health I have to say that it kind of creeped me out.

I mean, why can't "medicine" stay bottled and putrid tasting and food stay yummy and tantalizing ? Lets keep the two separate I thought.

But then I was offered the opportunity to try Yo-Plait Yo-Plus' new Blackberry Pomegranate flavor (they've also just introduced Cranberry Raspberry) and being a fan of yogurt I couldn't pass it up.

Truth is one would never know the difference were it not for the marked packages.

This yogurt is flavorful,creamy and really good. And if I'm helping my digestion in the process well then that's even better.

And come to find out, according to Yoplait's recent digestive health survey, eight out of ten women prefer to regulate their digestion through foods. So there you have it.

Interested in trying some of your own ? Well you'd be in the right place. I've got a coupon for a free 4 pack for one of you lucky readers. Simply leave a comment with your favorite yogurt flavor and you'll be entered to win. Winner selected at random from all comments received by October 6.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Curly Qs Winner

Moushka is the lucky winner of the Curly Qs haircare products sample kit.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cuckoo for Combo Puffs!

We love cereal at our house. It's quick, it's easy. What's not to love?

Step in to my pantry and you're guaranteed to find at least two boxes at any given time thus you can imagine my excitement when I got an opportunity to try new Cocoa Puffs Combo Puffs. In their first venture out in to new "flavordom" since 1958 the Cocoa Puffs folks came up with a winner. It's the perfect combination of the Cocoa Puffs you know and love paired with new vanilla puffs. It's really a match made in heaven. The best of both worlds.

A great source of calcium and vitamin D, Cocoa Puffs combos have just the right amount of chocolate and vanilla and stay nice and crunchy in milk (I detest cereal that gets soggy quickly). My kids like the Combo Puffs so much they not only ask for them at breakfast they ask for them sans milk in a baggie as snack.

Sound good ? Want some of your very own ? I can make that happen for 2 very lucky people. Simply leave a comment with your favorite breakfast food (be it cereal or otherwise) and you'll be entered to win. Two winners will be selected at random from all comments received by 9/25/08.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

At a loss as to how to tame your multi-racial child's curls ? I've got the products for you

When my son turned one we took him for his first haircut at one of those speciality "kiddie cut" salons. Although, we opted to have the stylist shave his hair down she preserved a little curl and then added some product to enhance what little curl he did have left. Stepping back and looking at how adorable he was with his tiny tight curls I asked her what she'd just put in his hair.

It was at that time that I was introduced to the hair nectar of the Gods. Moist Curls.

I soon began using it on my daughter whose hair is incredibly curly and can be challenging.

I once read that curly hair is dry hair, my daughter is no exception. Moist curls keeps the dryness at bay, protects her curls from the elements , has a nice light fragrance and isn't heavy or greasy like other products I've tried. Seriously, I use it morning noon and night and of late have been pairing it with my second fave product from the Curly Qs line, Princess Glaze. Princess Glaze gives her that additional shine and hold and helps tremendously with the end of day frizzies that tend to creep up.

Curly Q's has a great product line that takes you from shampoo to style all made with natural ingredients and not tested on animals. We've tried them all (love,love, love the Coconut Dream conditioner) and honestly you can't go wrong with any of them.

And guess what ? I'd like to share their magnificence with all of you. Head on over there check out their products then come back and tell me your thoughts and you'll be entered to win your very own Curly Qs sample kit but be sure to enter by by September 12.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Belli Product Winner

Congratulations Gina in Texas !

Note to mah darlin' Gina - I have no way to contact you so please email me within three days as I'd absolutely hate to have to give your goodies to someone else.

And to the rest of y'all stay tuned for more reviews and giveaways this week!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Fry-delicious! Or why we now think Burger King Rules

"Fry-delicious" was my 5 year old daughters proclamation after having tried Burger King's new Apple Fries.

My kids have always been fans of apples so when I was asked to try out BK's new Apple Fries I readily agreed. First, let me say that BK doesn't half step. Our samples arrived packed in a quality reusable lunch pack perfectly cold and incredibly crisp.

My kids,well what can I say, they scarfed those suckers down as if it were their last meal. The loved them and if they'd had it their way we'd have driven to BK that instant to grab more.

As a parent, I think Apple Fries could possibly be the most clever food product geared towards kids. Ever. No, of course they don't taste like fried potatoes but with their fun shape and tasty low fat caramel dipping sauce they offer a healthy alternative and a fun experience for the kiddos.

I can't help but wonder if another fast food joint who shall remain nameless, but rhymes with pic-ronalds, isn't jealous they didn't come up with this first.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

We love Belli Skin Care

Belli Skin Care is a company I've come to know over the last several months and absolutely fall in love with. Founded by Annette and Jason Rubin, MD, Belli offers the most divine skin care products for pregnant women, new moms and babies. My family are huge fans of the talc and I'm a personal cheerleader for the eye brightening cream, but frankly you can't go wrong with any Belli products.

Their "love of pregnancy and motherhood guides everything they do" which is why all of their products are thouroughly screened so as to exclude any ingredients that could possibly be linked to pregnancy complications, birth defects and harmul effects during breastfeeding ( You know all the stuff that you as a mom to be/mom would want a company to do for you and your child).

Today Belli Launches their new website and as part of the launch party they've graciously offered my readers 30% off of everything (use code VIPBLOG30 at checkout). Believe me, you should feel special, because guess what? No one else gets that. Just you, my VIPs! So head on over there and show the Belli folks some love.

Then come back and tell me what you liked about Belli and their site and you'll be entered in a drawing to win the eye brightening cream and the All Day Moisture lotion.

VIP discount offer and giveaway end August 22nd.

So hurry. You'll be glad you did!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

More to Come...

Along with the need to blog comes a burning need to review stuff too (read: I finally decided to keep reviews/giveaways seperate from my "regular" blog). That said clap your hands , stomp your feet,just plain get buckwild crazy for the debut of my new review blog.

I know you can't handle the excitement can you ?