Tuesday, October 28, 2014

5 Hour Energy-Breast Cancer Edition

I had the great opportunity to try the 5 Hour Energy pink lemonade breast cancer edition free through Smiley360 in return for my honest opinion about the product. #5HourGoesPink

I had never tried the 5 hour energy before I received it free. I had heard about it and seen it in stores. I had not tried them, well because, I'm a coffee gal! Plus there were not so great things I had heard as well. So I was a little leary about trying it.

So what did I get? Two free bottles of specially marked bottles of 5 hour energy pink lemonade flavor and a sharing guide!


So here is my review!

My normal day consists of 12 hour shifts, 6-7 days a week. I work in healthcare and need to stay awake and sharp so i'm able to care for others who depend on me. I normally run low on energy around 1pm leaving still, half my day. So i'll do some stretches to help me revive. Sometimes it helps sometimes it doesn't. So, after receiving my free 5 hour energy i decided to add it into my stretching routine when i started getting sleepy.



It tasted pretty good! It tasted like pink lemonade! The consistency was smooth and just right for a drink. It did however have a twinge of an after taste but went away pretty quickly. Over all it was pretty good!

Now, onto the after affects. I could feel it working within minutes! I didn't get the jitters! It did give me more energy and helped me with the rest of my day! It does what it says it does and without that crash other energy drinks cause. I was impressed overall! I will definitely keep purchasing the 5 Hour Energy shots for the future!

Would I recommend 5 Hour Energy? Yes!! If you need that pick me up to get you through the day then this is the product for you! But there is so much more to the 5 Hour Energy shots.


During the month of October every bottle of 5 Hour Energy that is sold, they will donate a portion of the purchase price to Living Beyond Breast Cancer! www.lbbc.org

This helps those suffering from breast cancer. Men and women alike are affected by this. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer out there and 1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed. www.Komen.org  Do you know what to look for? Do you know your family history? You are the biggest defense in the diagnosis. The above links are great references for any questions you may have or if you just want to learn more about breast cancer and how it affects those around you. They have a lot of great content.

So why is this so important to me? My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. She went through all the aggressive treatments of chemo and radiation. she also had a procedure done called a Lumpectomy to remove the cancer cells from her breast. Even after her treatments were finished she still had to take medicine to help keep the cancer from returning. I am happy to say she has been cancer free for 5 years now and no longer has to take those meds!


So what does this have to do with 5 Hour Energy?Well it's simple! Companies like this who donate to breast cancer awareness, helps people like my aunt. It helps pay for treatments, mammograms, meds and so much more! So not only are 5 Hour Energy shots good for giving you that pick me up but they also help those who may not have an option for treatments! They, as well as many others, help save lives with their great product! So hurry up and go buy your limited edition pink lemonade 5 Hour Energy today!!! I know i am!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Fast Acting Advil®

I got the great opportunity to try the new Fast Acting Advil free through www.crowdtap.com in return for my honest opinion about the product! All opinions in this blog are my own without influence from advertising agency.

I received 8 sample packs, 1 for me and 7 to hand out, and 4 coupons.


The day after I received my samples I woke up with a screaming headache. I think those are the worst. I felt like my head was going to explode and looked ten times worse. IMG_20141012_063407

But I still had to go to work. So I put on my big girl boots and headed out the door. I didn't take the sample pack until after I got to work and had my client settled in.

Each tablet is 200 mg and the dosage recommended is 2 tablets. This product is not recommended for children under the age of 12.



The sharing guide I received stated " Pain shouldn't be a factor in doing the things you want to do. Stop pain cycles early before they get worse with fast acting Advil® Film-Coated! Forget pain and live your life all-in"

Now after I took my sample pack of Advil it took about 10-15 minutes for me to realize my headache was gone! That was 20 minutes faster....yes I said faster...then my normal headache medicine. I normally take something triggered mainly for migraine headaches. Obviously I have been taking the wrong stuff!

This was me after taking my sample pack!


I felt amazing! I felt like I was my normal self again!

I would definitely recommend this product to everyone. We live in a rush rush world and the Fast Acting Advil helped me keep up with my life! It helped me to make it through my day! I already purchased the product for myself! Try it for yourself the next time pain gets in your way!

Monday, October 6, 2014

The "Same Sex" Debate

First and foremost this blog post is based on my opinion only. I will be quoting scriptures from the bible. However, I welcome others feedback whether you agree or not but please keep the comments and opinions respectful. All comments will be moderated for language, rudeness and hateful speech. That being said, I thank you for taking the time to be here reading my thoughts!

I wouldn't normally post s debate on this issue, but with so much publicity and controversy, I couldn't help but put in my two cents. Things I see posted on news comments just upset me a lot.

We are seeing more and more in the news about the Supreme Court allowing same sex marriages. For me its a no brainer. It shouldn't be up to anyone what a person does in their life. I understand that laws are put into place for safety but come on. Why should a couple in love have to get permission from anyone else to marry? Is it really any of their business how they live or who they live with? Congress "allows" gays to marry. I thought marriage was a union before God! They are "allowing" what should already be the right of every human being. Regardless of who they are.

I believe that everyone should be able to marry who they want and have the same benefits as others. Why then, do some say differently? Yes this is where religion takes over. Haha

I'm sure everyone reading this have seen News posts about same sex marriage or maybe even commented on one. Have you read some of the other comments people have posted? I know I have and some of those comments can be horrific and hateful. How people say marriage is "only" between a man and a woman, that it isn't "natural" for the same sex to be together, "God hates homosexuals". The people saying these things call themselves Christians! Now do I agree that homosexuality is a sin? Yes. But so is greed, theft, adultery ect...

here are some scriptures to back up why I personally believe these things. 1 Corinthians 6:9&10 " or do you not know that unrighteous people will not inherit God's kingdom? Do not be misled. Those who are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who submit to homosexuality, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God's kingdom." Some bibles differ in wording but say the same thing. Here is another good one! Galatians 5: 19-21 " now the works of the flesh are plainly seen, and they are sexual immortality, uncleanness, brazen conduct, idolatry, spiritism, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, dissensions, divisions, sects, envy, drunkenness, wild parties and things like these. I am forewarning you about these things, the same way I already warned you, that those who practice such things will not Inherit God's kingdom.

Now how many of you can say you have never done any of that? I can't. Do you believe that people can talk to dead loved ones? That's spiritism! Ever been drunk? Ever got angry? Ever been jealous of someone else? Point made right? So this leads me to my next point.

As a Christian I have my opinion about what is right and what is wrong but when I look in the mirror I see flaws, I see sin. I am far from the perfect role model, so why should I be able to tell anyone else how to live their lives? Just because I don't agree that a same sex partnership is right in the eyes of God doesn't mean I should say hurtful things. It doesn't give me permission to tell them, quoting from posts I've seen, "going to hell" or they are "sick people". I was not put on this earth to condemn others or judge them. I was put on this earth to love and encourage my brothers and sisters. Leviticus 19:18 "You must not take vengeance nor hold a grudge against the sons of your people, and you must love your fellow man as yourself. I am Jehovah". I believe that Satan rules this earth. Why do you think we're in such bad shape? If God ruled the earth we would be living in harmony!

As soon as I open my eyes in the morning I am sinning. So how is it a sinner like me has the authority to tell others how to live their life. Well...I don't.  Matthew 7:1-5 is a great reference! “Stop judging that you may not be judged;  for with the judgment you are judging, you will be judged, and with the measure that you are measuring out, they will measure out to you. Why, then, do you look at the straw in your brother’s eye but do not notice the rafter in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Allow me to remove the straw from your eye,’ when look! a rafter is in your own eye?  Hypocrite! First remove the rafter from your own eye, and then you will see clearly how to remove the straw from your brother’s eye."  Yet no one, not even me, lives up to it. I don't know how much clearer those verses can be! If you call out someone for their wrongs, be prepared to bring out your own skeletons. When you tell others how to live their life because you think it's wrong, your judging. Plain and simple.

So in conclusion, I believe as a human being we are all created equal and therefore should be treated as such. I don't think it should be anyone else's decision who we marry or how to live our lives. It is our choice and our right in this country to do so. It's also not my place to judge others. That is up to our maker. He gave us freedom of choice but also gave guidelines to follow.

Even if you don't believe in God, don't you at least think the bible gives good advice?

So the next time you see a post or a newscast about gay marriage, think about your own skeletons before you post that hateful message about what is written in the bible and how "wrong" our fellow humans are for just falling in love. Even if you don't agree, everyone deserves to be happy and not to be judged for who they are or how they live. Instead, show kindness and love to your fellow man. Life would be a lot better for everyone if we all minded our our lives and stopped trying to control others lives!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Ragu Dish Review

I am a proud member of www.crowdtap.com and got the great opportunity to try Ragu Sauce for free through their website. All the opinions on this blog are my own. I received a coupon for a one free jar of Ragu sauce of my choice.


My family loves Alfredo, so I picked up a jar!


I decided to make Shrimp Alfredo with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes! It's a fast, easy and the entire family loves it!



I started out by putting the noodles in to boil. While I waited for them to cook I prepared the spinach and tomatoes. The shrimp only needed to be boiled a few minutes as I purchased them already peeled and pre cooked. After the noodles were cooked and strained I added all ingredients into a pot on low heat, added the Ragu Alfredo Sauce, mixed and simmered for about 3 minutes. Here is the finished product!


I love and trust Ragu brand and my family loves it too! There are so many different varieties of dishes you can make! Check out the Ragu website for great family recipes to make for your family. www.ragu.com/recipes

I made my dish for 5 but I only had pictures of my family as one guest did not want to be photographed. IMG_20141002_170816


I served with a salad and their choice of drink! They devoured it! And don't you just love the fine china? Lol I didn't want to wash to many dishes!


Everyone loved dinner and boasted about the Ragu Alfredo Sauce! My husband told me he thought I used another brand and was surprised at how good the Ragu tasted!

I totally recommend the Ragu brand! Try your #NewTraDish today!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Purina One 28 Day Challenge

I had the great opportunity to try Purina One Dry Dog Food free through Smiley360! All the opinions of the product are my own.

I received a coupon for a free bag of dog food for my beautiful pup Kaia! She is a German Sheppard/Beagle mix who is spoiled rotton lol



We signed up for the Purina 28 day challenge to see if this dog food could make a difference in my Kaia's ever day health and wellness!


My dog is about 3 years old and is a bit overweight.....I told you she's spoiled... We had to make a few changes to her diet that she wasn't use to. We were feeding her about two cups a day to much. So as we adjusted her amount, she didn't like the idea. We saw a complete differences in her energy. Just as in humans when we eat to much, we lose the metabolism to do things. Dogs have the same issue. Within a week we saw subtle but noticeable changes.


From the first day she tried her new food she loved it! She's not to picky but I could really tell she was enjoying her meal!

Two weeks into our 28 day challenge I could truly see a difference in her energy level! She was playing more and just had more life!


She loves cuddle time with daddy! Did I mention she's spoiled?

By the end of our 28 day challenge my Kaia had lost 2lbs, was more active and energetic! She was happier and healthier!


Just look at that beautiful smile!!!

The only issue I had with this product is that it claimed to help her coat. I did not see any change with the shine, texture or shedding. Other then that, I love that my dog is healthier and happier then before!

I will continue to purchase Purina One Dog Food for my baby and truly recommend this brand to everyone!

Take your own 28 day challenge and I think you will agree that it makes a difference in your pet! I know it made a difference in mine!