Wednesday, August 31, 2016

*** August Food Journal Post ***

I would like to share the food I got to review for this month.  There are so many types of food out there and etc.  This post is for August, I usually don't write it at the end of the month but between sickness and personal issues I had to.  I do still hope you all will like the things I got to try and to share it with you all.

Nature's Bakery
Whole Wheat Fig Bars

I have always loved Fig Bars and my children did too.  I came across these Whole Wheat Fig Bars and all the flavors and I knew I had to give them a try.  My family and I are very happy that we gave them all a try.  Let me start by saying there are nine different flavors.  You can try one of them or all, they all have a great taste.  In my opinion you need to try them all.

These 3 flavors of the Whole Wheat Fig Bars are my favorite.  I do have to say that I was surprised by the Mango Fig Bar.

These are the other flavors: Original Fig, Pumpkin Spice, Strawberry, Peach Apricot, Lemon and Apple Cinnamon.

Don't waste time and miss out on these awesome flavors.

What do you think your favorite would be?
Here are some great recipes to try.....


If you are using a store-bought graham cracker crust, please follow the directions on the package to pre-bake. Store-bought crusts are thinner than homemade and don't need as much time in the oven.
This filling will be enough for a standard store-bought crust. A homemade crust in a regular pie plate will hold more filling. You should be able to double the amount of filling if using a homemade crust if you want a thicker pie, in which case you will want to bake it longer, perhaps 15 minutes, for it to set.


  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground graham crackers (from about 9 crackers, 145 g)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp white granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest for filling plus 1/2 teaspoon for the topping
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lime juice (from about 20 key limes or 4 to 6 regular limes)
Whipped cream:
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Make the graham cracker crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix the ground graham crackers, melted butter, and sugar in a bowl.
Pour into a 9-inch pie dish and spread the graham cracker mixture with your fingers, all over the inside of the pie dish in an even layer.
You can use your fingers to do this, and then use the bottom and sides of a measuring cup or drinking glass to make smooth.
Bake for 10 minutes, then remove and set aside.
2 Make the lime filling: Put the egg yolks into a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer or whisking by hand, beat until the yolks thicken and lighten up a bit in color, about 3 minutes.
Beat in the lime zest and sweetened condensed milk for another 2 minutes.
Whisk in the lime juice until smooth.
3 Bake: Pour filling into the prepared graham cracker crust and bake in the middle rack for only 10 minutes, until the filling is just set.
4 Chill: Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour to overnight.
5 Make whipped cream topping: For a good sturdy whipped cream topping, it helps to start with a chilled bowl and very cold heavy whipping cream.
Pour the cream into a large chilled bowl. Add the powdered sugar (sifted is best) and vanilla. Use an electric mixer (or whip by hand if your gym membership ran out and you want the exercise), start on low speed and increase the speed to the highest level. Whip for several minutes until firm enough to hold shape.
Don't over-whip or you'll make butter.
Spread the whipped cream over the top of the chilled key lime pie. Sprinkle with a little more lime zest.
Chill until ready to serve.

I know this month's post is very small, but you will definitely love the post for September.  Make sure you come back and check out the good food reviews, recipes, fun facts and more.

Are you going to try the pie recipe?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

*** Halloween Gift Guide 2016 ***

Welcome to the Introduction Of This Halloween Gift Guide 2016

I would like to introduce you to the Halloween Gift Guide 2016.  I love Halloween and have since I was a little girl.  I hope you all love Halloween just like me.  I am creating this great post and it will have everything you would like to see and have on Halloween.

I will be working with some great companies and have some great products that is a must to have for Halloween.  There will also be some great party ideas, best horror movies, my special recipes and so on.

I will be accepting products up to the middle of October and it all will be live by October 15th.

Make sure you come back and check out the Halloween Gift Guide 2016.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

***** Triangle Direct Media *****

I want to take the time to introduce you all to this great site, Triangle Direct Media.  Triangle Direct Media just celebrated their 10 year anniversary this past March. Their longevity and success is rooted in building successful online marketing campaigns for our clients. Since 2006 Triangle Direct Media as provided the highest quality online marketing services to businesses of all sizes and in almost every business space.  

If you are looking for that perfect job that you just cannot find it nowhere else then this is the site for you.  They have several great jobs listed on their site.  You will just need to type in the type of job you are looking for then hit enter and watch them appear.  Now you got to agree with me that is pretty easy, Right?

For the last part of this post, I wanted to share with you one of the jobs that is listed on the site right now.

Part Time-Full Time Social Media Marketer

Triangle Direct Media CaryNC
Posted  on ZipRecruiter

What are you waiting for?

Friday, August 26, 2016

**** AULA Gaming Keyboard & Mouse *****

** This review is my honest opinion and own words after receiving the products for free to test. The products will have affiliate links so I might earn a commission if purchased.**

AULA Wings of Liberty 104-Key RGB LED Backlit USB Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Blue Switches(White)

I would love to introduce you to this awesome Gaming Keyboard.  If you are a serious game player on the computer then this is the perfect keyboard for you.  I am a beginner at gaming and I have to say I really love this awesome Aula Keyboard.

Features of the product:

  • Mesmerizing RGB Backlight: Stunning visual stimulation with programmable true RGB LED backlight under each individual key with 9 modes of captivating lighting effects.
  • Productivity and Booster: This computer keyboard provides FN-modifier hotkeys for quick access to productivity and multimedia controls.
  • Every Stroke Counts: The most undesirable situation during gaming is a missed command or an input error. Advanced N-Key Rollover functionality makes all your keystrokes count by making sure there are no conflicts no matter how many commands you pummel during intense gameplay.
  • Ease and Comfort: Convenient snap-on palm rest with matte UV coating for comfort and durability. The inner curve design allows the palms rest to rotate to fit the keyboard in both height position with the use of foot stand or not.
  • Rhythm Precision: Mechanical keys are a must for gaming. These keys are designed to provide superior tactile feedback and error-free key register, every stroke, every time.

My opinion of the product:

The keyboard  has these amazing lights that really catch the eye. I love that the lights keep the keyboard lit up so I do not have to have the light on in the living room while working. The rainbow colored lights make every key easy to see and do not hinder my typing whatsoever. The only thing I needed to get used to  is the keys make noise when being typed on. I like the fact that I know that I am making a connection with the desired keys despite the sound and it actually allows me to type faster. It can bother others that may be in the room with you.  I did find that this keyboard types even smoother than the other ones I had. I can usually type around 85 words per minute but on this keyboard, I am up to 100 words per minute.  I really love that part too. The other part I found out was that color patterns are adjustable.  All you need to do is try all the button combinations on the right side of the instructions, such as Fn+Esc, Fn+PgDn, Fn+PrtSc, etc, for cool patterns.

What do you think of this awesome Gaming Keyboard?

Would you want one?  If so just click HERE!

AULA KILLING THE SOUL 2000 DPI 7 Buttons USB Wired Optical Multimedia Gaming Mouse for PC MAC Gamer Office Programmer(Black)

This Gaming Mouse is really awesome for the gamer.  It goes great with the Gaming Keyboard (above).  I am a beginner gamer and it is very easy to hold in my palm and move it around. 

Features of the product:

  •  Double mode, multimedia and DPI mode free switch.
  •  Ergonomic design, keep your grip firm during game play and reduces fatigue.
  •  Optical tracking systems, infrared laser engine, give you faster and sensitive response.
  •  Intelligent connectivity, no need to drive and code, plug and play.
  •  Anti-interference striped wire, degaussing, more stable for use.
  •  Material: ABS shell, gold-plated USB connector, copper core.
  •  Buttons: 7 non-slip buttons with ultra-precise scroll wheel.

My opinion of the product:

The first thing I would like to point out right off the bat is that I was happy with the product, but when my son really loved the mouse then I knew it was an awesome product to have.  The only reason I was surprised was because of the low price I wasn't sure on how good it would work.  The first thing is the overall form of the mouse. It has a sort of flared bottom that allows the mouse to stay balanced and it glide smoothly, while providing a rest for your thumb and far finger. The other thing is the braided cable. I prefer this type to the flat to regular cables - they are generally more durable and do not tangle up easily.  Now for the functionality, I have tried it on a variety of surfaces - cloth-like with the arm of my recliner, a wooden table next to my chair, the sofa cushion and a couple of different mouse pads. The laser eye tracks very well with no problems at all. Now, this mouse does come with adjustable DPI.

Package includes:

  •  1  Gaming Mouse
  •  1  User Manual
  •  1  Stickers

If you are a beginner gamer or a serious gamer these products are for you.  You will want to play with the best gaming equipment out there for your online gaming wars.

Let me know what you think.......

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Introduction..... Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Hi Everyone...........

I know you are probably saying it is to soon to be talking about Christmas, but it really isn't.  Do you know that as of today there is only a little over a 100 days before Christmas will be here?  I decided to start a bit earlier for this year and I do know it is in August, but last year was my first year creating a HGG and started late but it was a huge success.  This year I am striving for a bigger outcome, so with that being said here are some of the requirements.

My blog is about 3 years old and I have done alot of different gift guides throughout the year and I still have two guides that are an ongoing guide, each month I add new products and reviews.  I try to write up in dept reviews for the products.  I pick and chose and I don't just take anything.  

My 2016  Holiday Gift Guide will be great exposure for your brand! This will be a great opportunity for You and me! Come and check out the details below.

  • FTC policies will be followed (disclosure will be included).
  • I am sorry but I can not accept just $1 items unless it is a combination item with another product.
  • Products of all categories are welcomed. 
  • Full size product is required. No trail size will be accepted.
  • Review Items will NOT be returned. (Review items is payment for promoting your item)
  • I will not pay for the review item shipping. 
  • I will not pay for shipping or ship winner’s prize. That is up to the person who agreed to doing the giveaway.

I am looking for food, food subscription boxes,snacks,candy,wine,alcohol,kitchen gadgets (would love an air fryer or a countertop convection oven)kitchen goodies in general, Goodies for my fur babies( I have 2 dogs and 7 cats), I am pretty open to anything but would love children things, garden and patio products, house products and electronics.  This is one product I would really love to review, it is the  Canon Rebel T5 and  a wifi memory card. 

Here are a few more notes:

  • I will need a tangible item in exchange for the review that I get to keep!
  • I do not charge other than the item to review
  • I will discuss about Giveaways.
  • I DO NOT do videos.

Additional Advertising:

If you are not interested in sending us a review item, we do offer sponsored posts. There is a $100 fee for the sponsored posts as part of this year’s Holiday Gift Guide. Please email me at with the subject $100 Sponsored HGG 2016 for more info. If you are interested in discussing sidebar advertising it is around $200 for 6 months.  We can discuss payment too.  

This is what you will get in return:

  • A featured blog post.
  • Gift Guide features will have the hashtags #HolidayGiftGuide2016 
  • A post on our combined Social Media Pages: Facebook, Twitter and tumblr.
  • Several pictures of the product will be included.
  • Every blog post will contain links for my readers to purchase.

If you would like your product included, please contact me at Please use the subject line “HGG 2016” and include your company name, product, and any photos you want featured!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

GGYY Fast Charger Pad

** I received this product for free in return of my honest opinion of it and this review is in my own words.**

I was able to test this product out and I found it to be very useful.  This product is a fast charger pad for SAmsung Galaxy S6, S7 for IPhone tablets.  This product is very easy to travel around with it so you can use it whenever you need too.

This product is made With premium plastic and built-in temperature regulation chip and overcharging protection chip which ensure you have a safe and great charging experience.  The other thing I really love about this product and want to share is that it is so very easy to use.  All you need to do is place your device on the charging pad and it will automatically begins to charge.  All you need to do is connect to a power outlet or directly to a micro-USB port to charge.


  • Compact, space efficient design. Smaller than a beverage coaster.
  • LED indicator to notify user when device is in charging position.
  • Premium plastic built-in temperature regulation chip,and overcharging protection chip.
  • Easy to use, place a device on the charging pad and automatically begins charging(or freely device).

You can come and grab yourself one right HERE!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Night Night Farm ...... By: Amy Parker & Giveaway!

This children's book, Night, Night Farm is written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Virginia Allyn and is also published by Tommy Nelson.  The concept of this book is that all  the animals on the farm say good night to each other when they are ready to go to bed.  I really liked this concept and it will show our children that you should say good night to all.  In one spot in the book your child will read that the pigs all take a mud bath before bed and then the narrator of the story needs one too.  When you reach the final verse of the story it refers that all animals are God's creatures.  I think the book is a good book for very young children.

Now for this last part I would like you all to join in and share this giveaway so your able to get a chance to win a copy of this book yourself.  All you need to do is to follow the instructions.  It is so easy and good luck!

I would love it if you could leave me a comment!

Come back and let me know what your opinion of the book is.  I would love to hear your opinions.

What do you think?


"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the
Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

*** The winner of the giveaway is  " GLADYS PARKER " 
enjoy the book. ***

I Love You Just Because ........ By: Donna Keith


This book is a very cute, adorable children's board book.  I Love You Just Because is 20 pages long and has a few religious-based passages within it.  I Love You Just Because is not only adorable but also contains cuddly art and fun rhythming words.  This book helps your little ones to understand their parent's love for them and they don't need to earn it.  Your children will love to see all the playful artwork and the friendly bear and will love this story.

The reason I love this book is because  it teaches children their true value is within themselves. Because it teaches that it’s okay to be different. It teaches uniqueness should be loved and cherished. Love is unconditional, despite what you do or how well you can (or cannot) do something.  It also teaches the lesson that whether you look like your family or not, you’re a part of it. It’s a great lesson to be taught at all ages, but this book is recommended for ages 4-8.

This is truly a very cute book for your little ones.  Hey, just don't take my word for you, come over HERE to grab yourself a copy.

Connect with the author of I Love You Just Because, Donna Keith!

Connect with Tommy Nelson Books!

Monday, August 8, 2016

** Purina Pro Plan Cat **


If anyone knows me they will tell you I love animals and I love them a lot.  So I want to tell you about this great connections I have with one of my cats and I do mean a connection.  Let start by telling you how we found each other, you will love this story.  I live in Florida and you know we don't get snow in the winter, but it does get down to the 30's and that is cold to us.  My friend and I were getting ready to leave one morning for shopping. We were just about to get into the car and we could hear meowing, so I started looking around for where it was coming from.  We couldn't see no cat around the car or in the neighbor's yard.  We were puzzled but still kept hearing it. So I took a chance and called the kitty.  After a few minutes this little kitty climbed out of my friend's car wheel well.  I fell in love with it the minute it popped his little head out.  I seriously think still to this day it was fate and I saved his life.  Of course, the little guy was scared but I picked it up and brought him home.  I wrapped a little blanket around him and gave him some water and food.  He just stood there looking up at me then he started to eat.

Now after all that I named him Sammie and of course I kept him.Sammie is a Siamese cat and he is gorgeous.  He was the perfect little kitty and really grew attached to me pretty quickly.  My husband tried to pick him up or pet him and Sammie just ran away.  I could sit in the living room and yell "Sammie, Sam" and he comes running.  It really is amazing.  We grew this awesome connection and he is always here by my side.  I am in kidney failure and I go to dialysis twice a week and every day I come home he is sitting by the door waiting for me.  So it really just wasn't me helping him in the beginning he has been helping me too.   Sammie makes me smile, feel love and keeps me going.   My Sammie and I are still going strong together and side by side.  Sammie is my inspiration and completeness.


So with all that being said I wanted to find Sammie the best food that is made.  I had tried several different wet brands of cat food and either Sammie didn't like the taste or it just didn't have the nutrients that I wanted Sammie to have in his diet.  That is when I found Purina Pro Plan Cat food and he loves it just as much as I do.  As you might already know Purina Pro Plan cat food contains real poultry and fish in all of their wet and dry cat food.  There are over 20 different flavorful wet entrees that your cat will love.

Sammie Relaxing in my chair!
Now for the last part of this post I want to add that besides my Sammie I do have 12 other cats in whom I love them all very much.  I know it seems like a lot of cats and deep down I know it is, but I tried to rehome but just can't let them go.  I do want to share one more thing that I use all the time is the great coupons from Purina Pro Plan cat.  You are able to go to their website, which is at Purina Pro Plan Cat and print out the coupon that you buy 5 cans and get 1 free and you are able to print as many times as you like.  Also on their website you  can get some awesome tricks and tips for your cat.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Panni Sandwich Maker

My Turkey Panni

Are you the type of person who absolutely loves sandwiches? Loves the variety they offer? The taste? Then odds are you may want to look for a panni sandwich maker to help make it easier to cook up those sandwiches.

A sandwich maker is a helpful kitchen appliance that can be used to grill up various types of sandwiches. But it is not just limited to sandwiches, it can be used for a variety of food from hamburgers to chicken.

There are things you should be aware of when shopping around for a sandwich maker. Just like with everything in life doing your due diligence is important. You do not want to end up buying something you do not want, or something that is not what you thought it was. To help you with your search there are some ways you can use to decide on the best sandwich maker for you.

This is the one I have and love it!

First of all it is important to determine if you even need a sandwich maker. Studies have shown that it is the least used kitchen appliance because it simply is not needed for most people. So only get one if you eat a lot of sandwiches. Otherwise it is just a waste of money.

Also make sure you get the appropriate size for you. If you are only planning on cooking up one sandwich at a time, or if you are only cooking for yourself. You may want to simply get a smaller cooker and save yourself some money. However if you plan on using it for the whole family or maybe even for parties, you should probably get a larger cooker to accommodate the larger quantity.

A no stick surface is also something to keep in mind. You would think this would be obvious and even standard, but it isn't. Some of the cheaper models out there use a cast iron grill plate which can be tough to clean when food gets burnt and sticks to it. So make sure you get a cooker that has a no stick grill plate to save yourself the time and hassle of cleaning it.

The handle is also something you should keep an eye out for. It may not seem that important, but the handles have locks on them that prevent you from accidently opening the cooker when it is in use. However some of the models out there use plastic locks which can be broken or lost quite easily. So ensure you get one with a steel lock so you do not have to buy replacements down the road.

Lastly, remember that the cheapest panni sandwich maker may not be the best one. There is often a reason it is cheaper and that is because it is not as high quality as it could be. So while it may be cheaper up front, down the road you might find yourself buying replacement parts or even a whole new cooker because it broke.

It is best to just spend a little more money and get a higher quality maker, that way you do not have to buy any sort of parts or repairs down the line.

Start Your Day With A Cup Of Coffee .....

It is found by research that coffee has many health advantages when it is taken within the limited quantity. It contains anti-bacterial properties and is a great source of magnesium and caffeine which fights cancer.

Who does not want specially made a cup of coffee early in the morning? A cup of hot coffee is essential to make a perfect beginning and a perfect day. Its aroma boosts up our mood and makes us work whole day with a cool mindset. And this why coffee is the favourite of all. 

Coffee is considered as one of the healthiest beverages. In between a tiresome work, anyone would like to have a cup of coffee. This gives the energy to get back to work again. Just a sip makes us feel light and better when we are depressed or down in the dumps. So, if you are a lover of coffee, just peep into the online coffee sites that sell really delicious coffees produced in different parts of the world. To get them at rock bottom costs, grab the online coupon codes. And enjoy them with family and friends. And do keep it in mind that your love story can start with just 2 cups of delicious coffee as ‘love with two cups of coffee’ is common universally. 

Coffee is generally cultivated in tropical regions. We get it in many choices, flavors, styles and presentations and the most lovable is chocolate and other choices are cafe crema, cappuccino, latte macchiato, vanilla, espresso, freshly brewed coffee, mocha and more. It is not just about a cup of hot coffee in winters; a cup of chilled ice coffee is all the rage in summers. Even roasted and flavored coffee beans are favorite of many and they can be purchased easily with ‘coupons for a big bargain.

It is found by research that coffee has many health advantages when it is taken within the limited quantity. It contains anti-bacterial properties and is a great source of magnesium and caffeine which fights cancer. It is the best medicine for asthma and immediately relaxes when there are headaches and depression. It prevents the chances of developing Parkinson's diseases, colon cancer, and strokes.

Today one can get various types of coffee from different parts of the world within a click of a mouse. Several online stores are providing exceptional types of coffee like CoffeesofHawaii and CoffeeForLess. 

CoffeesofHawaii provides exotic coffee produced on the island of Molokai in the Hawaiian archipelago. A cup of this coffee gives the authentic Hawaiian taste and experience. Whereas CoffeeForLess provides different blends like Millstone, Barrie House, Green Mountain, Starbucks, Folgers and more. The online store also provides prominent tea brands like Bigelow and Tazo. And to take advantage of these merchants’ quality coffee at lowest possible prices, pick some online coupons and coupon codes. 

So, keep enjoying your favorite Cup of Coffee!  I know I will!