Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hey! I have a giveaway going on!

If someone doesn't start entering here, SonyAnn is gonna win.

Of course, I guess she wouldn't mind. LOL!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Pillsbury® Baguette Chips Review and Giveaway.

Looking for ways to spice up your snacking routines? Pillsbury knows just how you feel and wants to awaken your taste buds with their new Pillsbury® Baguette Chips! These hearty chips are sliced from oven baked bread and topped with savory seasonings bringing the unique and contemporary flavors of Italian Cheese & Herb and Cheddar Sun-dried Tomato to gourmet snack chips. The delicious flavors and perfect texture of these crispy chips can help you round out any recipe.

Enjoy Pillsbury Baguette Chips for a wide range of occasions: eat them alone, add a bit more flavor to your favorite dip, spice up soup, or add some crunch to your salad!

With 130 calories per serving (21 baguette chips), and 50% less fat than regular potato chips*, Pillsbury Baguette Chips are delicious snack chips that you can feel good about eating

If that’s not enough to get your mouth watering, then check out these delicious chips for yourself. To download a printable coupon for $0.75 off one package, you and your readers can visit today!

*Pillsbury Baguette Chips (5g fat per 29g serving); regular potato chips (11g fat per 29g serving). See nutrition information for sodium content.

I recently receive a gift pack with:

(3) Bags of Pillsbury Baguette Chips in Italian Cheese & Herb

(3) Bags of Pillsbury Baguette Chips in Cheddar Sundried Tomato

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Italian Cheese and Herb. I like the Cheddar Sundried Tomato, but I am seriously addicted to the Italian Cheese and Herb. I opened the bag, not knowing what to expect, and received a pleasant surprise. The chips are like little slices of toasted breadsticks, smaller than I expected. They are light and tasty and I had a hard time making myself stop eating them. I told Hubby that I think they would also make really good “croutons” for our salads, so we are going to try that.

MyBlogSpark and Pillsbury have offered to give one of my readers a gift pack as well. Your gift pack will contain: (3) Bags of Pillsbury Baguette Chips in Italian Cheese & Herb and (3) Bags of Pillsbury Baguette Chips in Cheddar Sundried Tomato.

As always, it will be really easy to enter. Just leave a comment. You can get one entry for each of the following:

1) Tell us how you would use Pillsbury Baguette Chips to spice up your snacking routine.
2) If you are a follower, leave a comment that you are.
3) Check out the Pillsbury Website: and tell me something interesting you found.
4) Check out the Pillsbury Facebook Page: and Like Pillsbury, then come back and tell me that you did.
5) Check out the Pillsbury Twitter Page: and become a follower.

And, because I know a lot of people love daily entries, you can come every day and leave a comment about whath flavor you would like to see Pillsbury Baguette Chips come out with next. Be creative…I know you can be.

You can enter through midnight Saturday, June 30. I will pick a winner on Sunday and post the winner’s name and send an email for your mailing address.

Good luck!

“Disclosure: The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My new miracle cream.

I thought I would share a discovery that I made. This is not a review sponsored by anyone, nor am I giving anything away. Sorry!

I have had several dry, scaly, itchy, bumpy patches on my hands for about a year. At first I thought they were hives from some allergen, but they stayed and stayed. Then they became scaly and really itchy and really UGLY. After much research, I thought it must be eczema, though I did not get it diagnosed by a doctor. And they itched! Somedays, I wanted to tear my skin off because it itched so bad.

I tried SO many creams, including expensive eczema creams, Benadryl cream, hydrocortisone cream and anything I could think of that might help. Nothing cleared it up. The best result I got from anything was that it itched a little less. I thought it must be something else, so was thinking about finally going to a dermatologist.

Then, I got a tube of Carmex Healing Cream and starting using it. Yes, it is nice and non-greasy. I can put it on at my desk at work and go right back to working on my computer. It smells okay. The scent is light and does not overpower. And it makes my skin feel nice. Though, I do not have really dry skin, so all lotion makes my skin feel nice.

After about a week of daily use, I noticed that the itchy patches on my hands weren't so itchy. And they weren't so red. I was beyond thrilled! This was the best they had looked in a year. I would have been happy if they stayed at that level as they were less itchy, less red, less scaly and less noticable.

But they didn't. After several weeks, the patches were totally GONE! I could not believe it. I had tried so many things to clear this stuff up and all it took was a half tube of this relatively inexpensive cream. I have found that if I go without using this cream for several days, I can feel a deep itch where the patches were and see them starting to come back, so I won't be going without it at all. I have also been using the healing lotion with the same results. So I will buy whichever it the best deal.

I don't know what is in it that cleared those patches up, but it did something many, many other creams and lotions would not do. I love it! So, if you have dry itchy skin, or even eczema, try this stuff out. It just might be your miracle cream, too.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The clearance sticker almost fooled me.

It's confession time.

I went grocery shopping today and was in the "health food" section of the store when I spotted the bright orange stickers that yell "great deal". I walked over and there were stacks of Jillian Michaels protein powder. I have been using this to make a breakfast drink that I have been drinking instead of eating a bunch of calories in the morning.

I have been buying it from Amazon, mainly because I had some $$ there from surveys. But you all know me, I am going for the good deal.

The protein powder was marked "was $13.99, now $9.99". So, I threw 2 in my cart. I walked up the aisle, thinking "I should buy some more. I am just going to buy it anyway." So I headed back to get it.

Then stopped dead in my tracks.

I remembered it only costs $9.92 on Amazon.

Yes, it was cheaper on Amazon.

I thought, "How stupid am I?" And put those two cannisters back.

Thank God I remembered BEFORE I took 10 cannisters to the register. LOL!

Whew! Lesson learned: Pay more attention when I am shopping.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Honey Bunches of Oats Winners!

The winners of my Honey Bunches of Oats Giveaway are.....

drum roll please.....

Crimmy Lynn

Congrats to my winners! As soon as I can get to my other computer, I will send emails to all of you to get your mailing information. Once I get that, your coupon for a FREE box of Honey Bunches of Oats will be on its way to you.

Thanks to all who entered!