Category: Household

Purell Cleanliness Is The Gift That Gives Day After Day


In a house with three children and an overgrown man-child (aka my husband), sanitation is a MUST!  I’m not a germaphobe but let me tell you, I see kids hands as walking filth factories.  I love the ease of cleanliness that Purell offers.  No matter what way you like to clean and sanitize, Purell has something that every member of the family will use.


You can see that I got quite the assortment of goodies and I don’t think I’ve ever been happier to see sanitizer!  It’s the time of year where everyone and their grandmother gets sick, and my household is no exception.


I LOVE the Purell Sanitizing Wipes!  They are easy to carry just about anywhere, in just about anything.


Before I went to the grocery store I slipped a pack of the Sanitizing Wipes in my purse and I am so, SO glad that I did.  I reached for a package of chicken that had the nastiest, slimiest feeling goo on the bottom of the package.  I immediately put it down and went back to my cart repeating to my husband, “ewww ewww ewwww get me a wipe please.  Please, get me a wipe!” haha!  I know everyone in the store thought I was probably bonkers but I do not like raw meat, let alone their stagnant juices on my skin, yuck!


The Purell On-The-Go Jelly Wraps are another one of my favorite items because I love the portability of them.  I have one on my purse, my husband has one on his keys, and I strapped a couple to my sons backpacks to make sure they can kill germs wherever they are.  They super handy to have around and convenient to get to when you need them.


The Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipes are perfect if you’re like me, and have a toddler who hates the ‘goopy’ feeling of hand sanitizer.  This way I can know my toddlers hands are clean without the fight of ‘I don’t want to’.


Last but not least, the Purell Advanced pump bottles.  I have one at my front door so when my sons walk in from school they can apply it and not bring a ton of unwanted germs into the house, and I also keep one in their bathroom.  I figure boys will be boys, and if I equip them with sanitizer (because Lord knows they act like soap and water is acid eating their skin when I ask for hands to be washed), maybe they’ll be a little more likely to leave the bathroom with germ free hand.

I never in a million years thought I would appreciate a package full of sanitation supplies as much as I do.  I will tell you one thing, I will keep a constant stock of Purell EVERYTHING in my house.  With kids and a husband, there’s a constant need for it and I won’t be caught without it from now on.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***


Bye Bye Barista…Hello Ninja Coffee Bar!


The days of ordering over-priced drinks from baristas with an attitude are gone!  With the Ninja Coffee Bar, the best coffeehouse in town is on your counter.  If you can dream it up, you can make it with the help of the Ninja Coffee Bar.


The Coffee Bar comes with everything you’ll need to make the most amazing coffee you’ll ever taste.  Of course you can make a traditional pot of coffee, even select single cup, travel mug, half carafe or full…but I highly suggest using the ‘Raising The Coffee Bar’ recipe book included with your machine.  You will be blown away at what you’re capable of making, and how easy it is to do!


The Salted Carmel Coffee is my absolute favorite and I have made it quite a few times already.  I just can’t seem to get enough!  A great flavor balance between salty and sweet with that sweet sweet kick of caffeine.


Very Vanilla Coffee is the perfect thing to warm up on a chilly day.  A piping hot cup of coffee with just the perfect balance of vanilla and half and half.


Chocolate Carmel Coffee is another one of my favorites.  I love chocolate just as much as any other woman and the blend of carmel and chocolate is perfection.


I LOVE seasonal drinks and the Marshmallow Mint Frappe is the perfect drink for the holiday season.  I couldn’t find the recipe online, but you will be able to find it in the ‘Raising The Coffee Bar’ recipe book included with the Coffee Bar.


If you like iced coffee, (who doesn’t?), the Ninja has you covered as well.  The brew over ice setting allows to brew iced coffee to perfection.  The French Vanilla Iced Coffee is going to be a daily thing for me when the weather warms up…delicious!


Like frozen treats?  Yeap, Ninja’s got you covered there as well.  With the help of my Coffee Bar and my Ninja Auto-IQ Pro Compact System, I made the Coffee Cookies And Cream Frappe with ease.  (You don’t need to have a Ninja blending system to make this drink, you can use your everyday blender but we all know Ninja just makes it that much better.)


Don’t forget dessert!  I made a simple Coffee And Graham Icebox Cake and it was so SO tasty!  This is just one of many desserts that you can make, but this was a crowd pleaser and will be made time and time again.

So…I guess a good question would be, what CAN’T you accomplish with the Ninja Coffee Bar?  I would love to know what Ninja has inspired you to create!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***


Change The Game In The New Year With NutriBullet Pro 900 And Super Foods


Most of you are familiar with NutriBullet, but the new NutriBullet PRO 900 will blow you away!  There are 900 crushing watts of power to blend and pulverize anything you can throw at it.  Nuts, seeds, whole fruit, even wheat grass…nothing will stop the NutriBullet form performing at it’s very best.



The NutriBullet Pro 900 has a beautiful, sleek look that will fit well into any kitchen.  The stainless steel is easy to keep clean so no matter how much you use your NutriBullet, it will stay looking as good as the day that you got it.


You learn something new every day, and when I learned that NutriBullet also made Super Food powders to add to your drinks I knew I HAD to try them out as well.  The Super Foods are a great way to boost the flavor and nutrition in your smoothie with one simple scoop.

If you’re having a hard time thinking of smoothies to make, NutriBullet has the solution for you.  They have tons of recipes and I decided to try a few before trying out my own creations.


First thing I tried was the Berry Protein Smoothie with the Super Food Protein Blend.  It TOTALLY ROCKED!  The flavor was perfect and the protein boost was a great way to help kick the cold I had.


I decided to be a little adventurous and try the Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie with the Cleansing Greens powder.  Well, the Cleansing Greens powder is not my thing…I didn’t like it and was about to dump it down the drain when my 10 year old son asked to try it.  He drank the whole thing and asked if there was any more, so I guess it all depends on each person’s individual taste.  I re-made the smoothie without the cleansing greens and it was phenomenal.


The Cookie Butter Blast was by far my favorite smoothie that I made.  In place of the cocao nibs called for in the recipe, I used the Super Boost powder and it tasted delicious.  This recipe has been made time and time again because myself and my children just can’t get enough.


The Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie is another crowd pleaser.  When I make it for myself I put in a tablespoon of the Beauty Boost….YUM!


Last, but most certainly NOT least, the Strawberry Orange Dream Smoothie.  I like to make this smoothie every other day with the Healthy Gut Super Foods.  I suffer from Chron’s disease and the Healthy Gut has helped alleviate some of my more painful, and uncomfortable symptoms.

If you don’t have a NutriBullet in your home…what the heck are you waiting for?  There’s no better way to say I love you than the gift of nutrient extraction.  Give the gift of health this year with the NutriBullet Pro 900.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***


Decoplate Review


If you’re tired of traditional dinnerware, then welcome to Decoplate.  Decoplate is the no-brainer alternative to boring, lackluster dinnerware.  You can choose a standard design or customize your own and have something that is truly unique to who you are.


Since my wedding anniversary is coming up, I thought making a plate to commemorate our wedding date was the perfect idea.  The process was really simple and I had my custom plate designed within a few minutes without any hangups.  The finished plate arrived incredibly quickly, and I was surprised at the vibrant colors and crisp lines when I opened the box.

Decoplate is the ONLY company in the WORLD offering dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe decorated plastic dinnerware that is also free of formaldehyde, BPAs and DEHPs AND is FDA and NSF approved for food contact.


Although the Decoplate is intended for daily use, I just thought it was to pretty to take a chance with.  I have 3 kids that somehow break the unbreakable and do it well.  I have my Decoplate sitting proudly displayed in my display case in the living room and I have to say it looks good in there.  On our anniversary my husband and I will use our special plate for cheese and crackers while we enjoy a nice glass of wine.

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Pro Compact System Review

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For those of you who love Ninja products like myself, you’ve probably had your eye on the new Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Pro Compact System.  Everything you could ever ask for is included in this wonderful machine.  Featuring Smooth Boost Technology which allows you to take your drink making experience to a whole new level.  You can do so much more than make drinks with the Auto-IQ Pro Compact System…you can make nutritious meals, soups, and even dough!


The Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Pro Compact System comes with everything you’ll need: two 24-ounce Nutri Ninja Tritan Cups with two Sip & Seal Lids, 24-ounce stainless steel Nutri Ninja Cup, 40-ounce blend & prep bowl with dough/chopping blade, and 30 recipe inspiration guide.  I couldn’t wait to try out every function on the Auto-IQ, so I made a variety of different things, and oh what fun it has been!


The holiday season is here, and what better way to say happy holidays than a Crushed Peppermint Frozen Frappe?  I was amazed at how delicious, and smooth the frappe was.  You would never know that there were whole candies in there, let alone 10 of them at that.  The peppermint candies were perfectly pulverized and made a delicious holiday treat that my whole family couldn’t get enough of.


The peppermint frappe was SO good that I had to make another drink.  The Apple Crumble Smoothie was another perfectly blended beverage.  It tasted like a glass full of apple pie…more please!


Okay, so we know that the Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ is great at making drinks, what about soup???  Yeap, they’ve got you covered there.  Broccoli Cheddar Soup so healthy and so delicious you’ll feel like you’re indulging on a diet-spoiling treat.  I never in a million years imagined that I could get my kids to eat broccoli but this is a great way to do it.  I had to make a second batch because my kids wanted to take some to school the next day…what a total win!


Salsa has never been so easy, or delicious!  Whip up a batch of Best Blender Salsa and you have a quick and easy crowd-pleaser.


Same old boring dinners got you down?  The Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ can help with that too.  Baked Chicken Tamales were another big hit with my husband and kids.  Easy to make, delicious, and nutritious…a mom couldn’t ask for anything more.


At the end of the day there’s nothing better than a fresh baked pie for dessert.  This easy to make Basic Pie Dough is going to be a staple in my household.  Between quiche, tarts, and pies, this recipe will be a well used one.

I had no idea that the Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Pro Compact System was going to be so awesome.  My expectations were certainly surpassed, and I’m so glad they were.  Every day I’m finding new ways to better the way my family eats all with the help of the Auto-IQ!

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Shower Wow Review


If you haven’t seen the fun commercials, Shower Wow is a great way to transform dull shower time into good clean fun…literally!  My kids asked for a Shower Wow as soon as they saw it.  If it can get my kids to shower without putting up a fight, I’m willing to try it.


The great thing about Shower Wow is how easy installation is.  There are no batteries or hardware required, you just tighten it on where your old shower head was.  The Shower Wow shower head is powered by water pressure so you can use it as much as you want without having to worry about replacing batteries all the time.


Once you have the Shower Wow in place, turn the water on and you’re ready to shower.  The lights will automatically switch in preset patterns between orange, red, purple, blue, light teal, teal, and green.

I can’t believe how well the Shower Wow works at getting kids into the shower.  My daughter doesn’t ever protest taking a shower, but she wanted the Shower Wow so badly just for the lights.  My sons, however, are the total epitome of boys.  They are 10 and 12, starting to have manly odor, and still don’t want to get in the shower.  Every night after dinner it was typically a fight to get them in the shower.  Now it’s just a different kind of fight…they fight with each other on who is going to shower first!  (UGH…boys!)  I don’t think anything will ever solve the love/hate relationship between siblings, but it has at least solved my problem of smelly boys.  I’d rather listen to my boys fight over who’s showering first, rather than fight with me about not wanting to shower at all.

Every household with children needs a Shower Wow.  You can get your very own Shower Wow at Wal-Mart and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Be sure to follow Shower Wow on Facebook…they often have giveaways for their fans 🙂

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***