Friday, March 28, 2014

Review and Easter Giveaway one winner will receive a 50.00 Easter Gift Basket (Reser's Fine Foods)

Just in time for Easter brunch or dinner.
I am going to be talking about the following products:
Reser's Main St. Bistro Baked Scalloped Potatoes
Reser's Main St. Bistro Baked Hash Brown Casserole
Reser's Main St. Bistro Baked Zesty Au Gratin Potatoes 

For this review I am going to be baking some of the kid-friendly, no hassle, easy to clean up homemade, baked taste sides products. You will see the convenience of getting brunch or dinner on the table with these products.   I am only using two of the three I received as that is all the pan space I had available. Ok my reader family let's get started

 As you can see they come in these packages that can be wither microwaved or baked. Just remember to take of the plastic film before you insert into the oven.

I like this picture of the baked hash brown side right when I took it out of the package.

No I read the directions and found out it is recommend but not mandatory to use the oven and so this is my first time trying and I want it to be at its best , obvious choice to me was oven baked.

OK so I pulled off the film placed the product on the baking pan.

Then I decided that since I have more room and a hungry family I would make the Reser's Main St. Bistro Baked Zesty Au Gratin Potatoes right along with it. so following the same above mentioned steps, I put this delectable looking goodness right along side,

 As you can see this is my very small oven. Yes to answer your question my reader family it is hard to cook on holidays but easy to clean.  Back to business.

I timed it for 20 minutes but it took me a few seconds to take the picture.

Bing, bang, boom the timer goes off and with the help of some oven mitts (not pictured) I was able to pull the  very delightful looking yummy from the oven .

I chose to make roast chicken with the meal and only use the Main St. Bistro sides to pair it.  I thought for sure that my family was going to finish and still be hungry. because I thought maybe the portion was a bit small.  Package reads 20oz

Final result. My children adored them. They wanted to know where we could buy these from. I actually had leftovers and when I asked for feedback I was told that the potatoes are a great choice with cheese added because it is so filling.  In my opinion the taste is restaurant quality and when you have a low income and no expendable budget for fine dining, these products are like eating out.  You do not have to over buy them to fill everyone, but I would stock up because they will go fast. I thought that the has brown casserole tasted like mac and cheese. and the bacon in the zesty au gratin were a high yum factor for me. Now most of you know that as a single mom I do everything I can to make sure my family can eat well and pay the bills at the same time so every penny counts and I would try to budget these products at least once a month into my shopping trip. I can find these products at a Lowes Food Store.

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I was thrilled to review these products for resers fine foods as they generously sent them to me complimentary. 

100% Organic & Pure Argan Oil Review

Benefit from using Natural Beauty Brand Argan Oil that is 100% organic, cold pressed and pure- only the highest production standards.
The #1 Argan Oil of the top stylists, all-natural Morocco Argan Oil is a remarkable beauty secret.
The purest Argan Oil directly from Morocco, but bottled in the United States.
Dry skin will be instantly replenished and revitalized. Hair that is brittle and overworked will become smooth, luxurious and radiant.
Transform the appearance and health with Argan oil for your face, skin and nails also use it for an anti-aging oil.

100% Organic & Pure Argan Oil Directly from Morocco
Argan oil is sources from a tough and drought resistant tree found in southwestern Morocco. Used by the people of ancient Morocco for generations, argan oil has long been prized for not just its taste, but also for its exceptional health and beauty benefits.

A Beauty Product Unlike Any Other

Argan oil works wonder for treating dry, damaged and brittle hair and can be used as a whole body moisturizer. For generations, argan oil has been prized for its anti-aging properties as well as its ability to reduce the symptoms of a variety of skin problems ranging from winkles to psoriasis, eczema and more. Those looking for an all-natural way to health strength and beautify hair will love what argan oil can do! No greasy and scentless argan oil absorbs quickly and can be used to gre
at effect on hair, face and skin.

Impressive and Diverse Health Benefits

Argan oil is healthy and natural enough to be consumed! Many people liken the light and pleasant taste of argan oil to olive oil. Numerous studies have been conducted with argan oil and point to its potential in fighting disease. help improve overall cardiovascular health and may help fight obesity. In fact some researchers have went so far as to state that argan oil should be thought of as one of the single most beneficial known to man.

Cassandra's Review- The results of this product are instant and beautiful and I would highly recommend. Remember not all hair and skin types are the same and so different results can happen for everyone, but as a safe and effective product I would highly recommend trying this.
I received a complimentary product.

Chamberlain's Leather Milk Water Protectant No. 3 Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Water Protectant No. 3 is designed to protect leather from harsh weather conditions, especially rain and snow. No. 3 contains deeply penetrating natural oils and waxes that both condition and repel water. Works great on boots, shoes, purses, bags, outdoor gear and motorcycle equipment. Please be advised, this product will typically darken lighter color leather pieces. Not for use on suede or extremely soft leather types.

Chamberlains best selling Leather milk products are made in the USA, where they really know how to look after their leather! Customers buy Chamberlains products to keep their leather possessions looking and feeling their best for years to come.

Did you know that Chamberlain's Leather Milk also offers the right product for your challenging outdoor lifestyle!

Chamberlains No. 3 is a leather conditioner especially formulated to deeply penetrate your leather with natural oils that will protect your leather from moisture and help waterproof your leather in harsh weather conditions.

Customers who spend a lot of time outdoors know the importance of properly protected & conditioned leather. Perhaps you enjoy spending your time camping or hiking? Maybe you enjoy a weekend fishing, playing outdoor sports or just plain work outdoors?

If you ride a motorcycle, you know just how important it is to stay warm and dry when you are hurtling across the county in cold, wet weather.

Whatever your needs - No. 3 is a heavier, deeper oil treatment that will ward-off the extreme elements, nourish & protect your leather.

 No. 3 is safe to use and contains only the highest quality natural oils and waxes.

Customers who buy Chamberlain's products are people who own and appreciate quality leather items (Leather sofas, leather boots, leather shoes, leather motorcycle jackets, leather bags) they want their leather to feel soft, healthy and properly conditioned.

This is how it is with quality leather goods. The leather needs to be taken care of in a particular way and conditioned in regular fashion for it look it's best.

Use No. 3 regularly to clean, condition and keep your leather water-repellant. Doing so will keep your leather looking its best for years to come.

Cassandra's review- This product works with results you can see immediately and is easy to use, just remember to protect your eyes and I would keep the smaller children away while you use this to prevent accidents.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Unplanned Motherhood Blast Giveaway $100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

  unplanned motherhoodUnplanned Motherhood

Unplanned Motherhood is a non-fiction collection of short stories written by moms and dads about their funny inspirational or motivational journey as a parent. Unplanned Motherhood is based on the web series created by Lena Sledge.
Unplanned Motherhood is a comedy web series for perfectly imperfect families, starring Lena Sledge as Layla, a wife and mother of five that gives parenting advice on her real life mommy blog. Her unique parenting style contradicting with her perfect parenting advice lends to a distinct brand of humor. With each episode we see Layla teaching her kids life lessons as she discovers more about herself and the advice she gives to her readers. Unique to this web series is the actual blog that Layla writes where she gives the perfect parenting advice and after many of her posts, follows the tag line; to see how I really handled the situation watch this week's episode.
This web series is special because the viewers of the web series and the readers of the real life blog get to interact with Layla and let her know if her advice is on the money or share their own parenting advice. To follow the Unplanned Motherhood blog go to Stay tuned. Unplanned Motherhood debuts March 28th!!!!
If you'd like to submit a short story to be included in the book Unplanned Motherhood, send 500 words or less Short story must be clean, family friendly as well as funny, inspirational or motivational.
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Unplanned Motherhood Cast
Unplanned Motherhood Cast
Starring Morgan Hamilton as Sonny, Stefani Colvin as Brooke, Grayson Kilpatrick as Deacon, Aidan Heuer as Spoon, and Ari Heuer as Ari.   Episode 1:     LenaAuthor Lena Sledge Lena Sledge is an awarding winning author. Her first book, a collection of short stories called If I Had My Way, won the 2012 African American Literary Award for Best Short Story/Anthology. Her short film, Grandma's Hands, won 3rd place at the River City Film Festival in March 2014. Her most recent project, a comedy web series called Unplanned Motherhood debuts on March 28th on Youtube. Lena Sledge has collaborated on many literary projects as well as tv and film projects. She offers advice, resources, and tips on writing, navigating the independent film industry as well as reviews and highlights about upcoming books and authors. Lena Sledge also enjoys photography, you can view some of her photography work on her website as well as Flickr.
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the Cover Reveal for Fingers in the Mist by O’Dell Hutchison

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Fingers in the Mist by O’Dell Hutchison

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Sixteen-year-old Caitlyn Foster never believed in the legend of the Redeemers. That was before the trees started to whisper her name. Before a murder of crows attacked the town. Before she and her family came home to find a bloody handprint on their front door, marking one of them as a sacrifice. As Caitlyn’s friends are ripped from their homes, she knows it’s only a matter of time before the Redeemers come for her. Caitlyn has the power to stop the terror, but she’ll have to decide if she’s willing to sacrifice herself to save those she loves.
Fingers in the Mist by O’Dell Hutchison
Publisher: Month9Books

O’Dell was born in a small rural town in Idaho. There were no Redeemers living there (that he knows of). After attending college in the Pacific Northwest, he found his way to the Houston area. By day, he is a Business Systems Analyst and at night you can either find him sitting at home, dreaming of random super powers he wishes he had, or directing plays and musicals at various theaters around Houston.
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 Busy Bumble Bee recently had the chance to work with Zim's and try out the Zim's Advanced Organic Crack Creme and the Max-Freeze, you can read the full review HERE

Busy Bumble Bee and Zim's  are giving 1 lucky person a chance to win a Zim's Advanced Organic Crack Creme with Hydrocortisone and Max-Freeze. This giveaway is running from 3/28/14 to 4/11/14. All entries are optional. Good Luck to all who enter!!!!


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Nerf Rebelle Giveaway

Enter the Nerf Rebelle Prize-pack Giveaway from Coupon Crazy Mommy!
Winner receives a box FULL of Nerf Rebelle gear! Guns, tattoos, bracelets, and plenty of Nerf dart ammo!
nerf pair nerf refill
I must warn you that these have plastic tipped darts that sting a little on bare skin, be careful for the eyes!
The packages do say Ages 8+ and although a child younger than that can operate the toys, I think for safety reasons, the 8+ age range is a pretty good idea.
My girls loved setting up rows of toys and knocking them over to practice their aim. I like that most of the guns had a place to store the extra darts.
We are (not so patiently) awaiting some warmer weather so we can use them outside too.
One lucky reader will receive a Nerf Rebelle pair and dart ammo refill along with some coupons for more! Enter below!
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Mega Movie Pack Giveaway

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1 - Fabulous Forties  12 Disk DVD Set

1 - Nifty Fifties 12 Disk DVD Set
1 - The Swingin' Seventies 12  Disk DVD Set
1 - Excellent Eighties 12 Disk DVD Set
1 - History Of My Life 5 Disk DVD Set
2 - Movie Night Snack Scoop Boxes (Total of 4)


 Enjoy Oscar® nominated films, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, This is the Army, Cheers for Miss Bishop, Lady of Burlesque and the award winning The Last Chance, as well as wonderful characters like Lil’ Abner, Andy Hardy and Dick Tracy. Take delight in stars such as Barbara Stanwyck, Hedy Lamarr, Fred Astaire, Susan Hayward, Freddie Bartholomew, Yul Breynner, James Stewart, Merle Oberon, Gene Tierney, and many other screen legends. This exciting 50-Movie Collection is a treasure trove of big films and big stars from the fantastic decade known as The Fabulous Forties!

Over 65 Hours of the best of the 50s!
The 1950's marked the introduction of cultural and technological changes (i.e. Rock 'N Roll, TV sets) that reverberated into the themes and acting styles of this era. Many stars made their debut in the 50s while others continued their rise in stardom includingSidney Poitier, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlton Heston, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner, Eva Gardner, Kim Novack, Marilyn Monroe and Gregory Peck.

Enjoy classics like David CopperfieldThe Borrowers and Jane Eyre. Relive pop culture through James DeanEvel Knievel and the acclaimed adapation of the Tony-Award winning play, The River Niger starring James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson.. Relish in stars such as Telly Savalas, Joe Namath, Charles Bronson, Bill Bixby, Jack Palance, Lee Remick, Sissy Spacek, George C. Scott, Sally Field, Richard Chamberlain, Peter O’Toole, James Earl Jones, Bill Cosby, Jim Hutton, Chuck Connors, Susan Sarandon and Blythe Danner.

Fifty films with big time 80’s star power including Demi Moore, James Brolin, Anthony Quinn, Joe Pesci, Elizabeth Hurley, Lindsay Wagner, Michelle Pfeiffer, David Hasselhoff, Linda Blair, Lee Majors,Ron Howard, Mickey Rourke, Christopher Plummer, Helena Bonham Carter, William Shatner, Hugh Grant, Matt Dillon, Jodie Foster and Sarah Jessica Parker. Sci-Fi, coming-of-age stories, comedies and thrillers were all the rage in the ’80s and can be enjoyed in this sweet collection.

Ever wonder what life was really like the decade you were born? Prepare to discover the notable figures and events that dominated the decades and changed the course of history! Flash-back to the “good old days” with this nostalgic and entertaining 5 DVDcollection that captures the life and times in America – from the 1940’s through the 1980’s. Together for the first time this series reveals the fun and fascinating pop-culture and historical highlights of each decade. From politics & pantyhose to Pac-Manprepare to travel through The History of Your Life.

Our Scoop Boxes make any movie memorable. Each one comes packed with Butter Popcorn, Red Licorice Twists, Gummi Bears, Chocolate Malt Balls and Kiddie Mix candies. A must for family movie night!


 1 – 1.2 oz Butter Popcorn 
 1 – 3.5 oz Red Licorice Twists 
 1 – 2 oz Gummi Bears 
 1 – 1.5 oz Malted Milk Chocolates 
 1 – 4 oz Kiddie Mix (Includes Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum, 
Smarties®, Bottle Caps®, Lollipops, Candy Money, Tootsie 
Roll® Midgees®, Jawbreakers) 

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Fresh 2 Deodorizing Light Bulb Giveaway

Fresh 2 Deodorizing Light Bulb Giveaway

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 The Fresh2 Bulb is more than just a light bulb. Its a fresh bulb, a revolutionary new product that breaks down odors while providing energy-efficient light. Simply turn on your light and see the fresh2 Bulb begins eliminating odors in just 10 minutes! This Fresh 2  is ideal for restrooms, closets, workout rooms, kids rooms, and damp-smelling areas. The Fresh2 Bulb will continue to break down odors for up to three years. Plus, since it's a compact fluorescent, it will last for 6,000 hours saving you hundreds in deodorizing systems and up to 75% in energy costs.

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