Friday, May 31

BET On YOUR BABY! Saturdays at 8/7c on ABC! Luvs Diapers Coupon Giveaway!

 Would You Survive The Baby Dome? QUIZ – 

  •  How well do you know the behavior of babies? 
  • How do you think these toddlers will fare playing these games in the Baby Dome? 

Take the quiz above via app to find out

  •  Bet On Your Baby GAME GALLERY – View the cutest clips of the stars of the show! 
  • Visit the Game Gallery to watch the babies and parents in action, playing awesome games together such as Toy Time, Stack 'Em, and The Sound of Moo-sic. 

Enter To Win Coupons For Luvz Diapers! 

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Disclaimer: In Partnership with ABC. Giveaway begins 5/31 12:00AM Est, Ends 6/10 12:00AM Est. (three-coupon pack for Luvs® Super Absorbent Jumbo Pack samples.) Giveaway product description: Luvs® Super Absorbent diapers give your baby the protection they need at the low price you’re looking for—complete with a money back guarantee. New Luvs® Super Absorbent Jumbo Packs have an everyday low price of $6.97 at Walmart! Open to US Residents Only.  Winner will be chosen at random via raffle copter.  Winner has 3 Business days to reply to winning emailing confirming their win, and address.  If no reply is made, another winner will be chosen at random.  Thanks! Good luck!  Life According To GreenVics is not responsible for prize fulfillment.  

Wednesday, May 29

Color Collection #BICMarkIt @Smiley360 Mission

Having fun with my Bic Mark It Smiley360 Mission.

I am in complete love with this 36 Bic Mark It Permanent  Marker set.  The colors are vivid, beautiful, easy to use.  The fine tips make it easy to do detailed lines.  The little man, and I had a lot of fun picking out colors for our potted plants. This is a great DIY project.  Instead of buying expensive decorated pots for your plants, I had the opportunity to design my own.

First, I wanted to show how the case looks spread out on my desk.  The storage case unfolded so every color was easily accessible at all times.  I really dig that.  They also popped out, and back in with no effort.  

The rubber grips were comfortable, and did not hurt my fingers.  Which is nice.  From years of drawing, my fingers have taking a beaten so the rubber grips were a nice touch.

The seeds that Smiley360 sent, I germinated easily by just putting the seeds into a moist paper towel, and in direct sunlight.

This mission was so much fun.  Even bigger bonus that it involved art, and plants! Both which are on my top 10 favorites. For the stencils do a Google Search for Free Stencils, print, cut, and color in.  I used a stencil for the pink flowers, then free handed the mermaid, and swirls. You can really do whatever, and just have fun with it.

There is also a fun 36 Days Of Spring Colors Sweepstakes on Bic Mark It's Facebook.

I received these items for free, for being a Smiley360 Member!

Saturday, May 25

Fruit 2 O Dial It Back Party, and Sweepstakes.

I had never even thought anything of fruit 2 o til hosting this Dial It Back Party.  We received some really cool color changing cups.  The flavors were Strawberry, Watermelon, Grape, and Lime.  

I had frozen fresh cut mango slices to add to the drinks.  It was really cool seeing the mango float like Ice Cubes.  

While drinking the Fruit 2 O, Everyone forgot they were drinking water (zero calorie.. it's WATER!) The mango was also a sweet treat at the bottom of the glass too.  

Becky said "I forgot I was even drinking water." 

There are different kinds of recipes to use the fruit2O in,

Right now there is also a facebook/app Sweepstakes to win some great prizes from Fruit 2 O.  You can go here to Fruit 2 O's Facebook to Like, and Enter.  Fruit 2 O Dial It Back Sweepstakes.  

We received these items for free.  

Friday, May 24

Awesome Free Sample for Pillsbury Gluten Free Goodness!

These samples go fast, but they are some of my favorite type to get! Pillsbury Gluten Free Freebie on Facebook.

$2.99 Ear Buds, originally 14.99 with Free Shipping, Great Stocking Stuffer Prices from Best Buy

I just got some future gifts at,  Ear buds that are in little tape player cases, cheap!! for $2.99, with Free Shipping.  Even if you don't like the Hulk, browse the other available headphones that are also $2.99.

Then there are .50 cent animal planet playing cards that were originally $3.99,

Lot's of great Clearance Deals right now with Free Shipping for potential easy gifts, and stocking stuffers. 

Nostalgia Electrics - Carnival Snacks-on-a-Stick Maker for cheap! $7.99, Originally $29.99, and with Free Shipping.  With prices like this I am splurging, and getting some great Gifts for under $20.00 for the whole family.

Tuesday, May 21

How To Spring Clean, And Make Some Extra Cash.

I realized while moving that I have way too much stuff.  I am in no means a hoarder, but having totes of CD's and DVD's that I don't watch.  I don't listen to anymore.  Does however say otherwise.  They went from hidden on bottom shelves in an unused bedroom so my 2 year old wouldn't ruin them. To just thrown into totes since everything now a days can be bought electronically online, and played on Mp3 players, and saved to hard drives.

I don't want to be labeled a hoarder.  The more I think about it.  The more I realize that I don't need these items.  They are worth money still, and I am a Sci-fi, Horror film avid watcher.  I do have a lot more than just that, and now my life has ventured into the kid genre of TV.  I am experiencing how fast a toddler grows out of certain shows, and wants to watch something else.  Yes, even Children's Games, DVDs and CD's are worth money, and someone out there has a kid that would love to have these items too.

Now I am almost done unpacking, minus the spare bedroom that has the totes of things that really don't matter.  The more I look at the totes in that room, the more I realized it was time to part with some of them.  What a better time to start to Spring Clean then now, and make extra money by selling things I don't even use anymore. 

Whatever money I make from selling my CD's, DVD's, and Games I am going to save for my son's birthday in December, and for Christmas Gifts.  I found a great site called, that you can download the app, and scan the bar code on the DVD, CD, and Game itself to see what it is worth.  There are no auctions, or sellers fee's.  I know we all have things we've bought, watched a lot, or was giving to us as gifts that are just wasting space, and becoming overly heavy boxes.  Believe me, those totes full of the DVD's were extremely heavy!! This app has made it easier, and not overwhelming when selling the CD's, DVD's, and Video Games.  

I will not be a hoarder!  It's time to Spring Clean, and to make some extra cash by selling those CD's, DVD's, and Video Games online. 

For fun, go count all the DVD's, CD's, and Video Games you don't even bother with anymore?? I'm guessing the average person probably has at least 50+ that are just collecting dust.  

Ask yourself these questions
  •  Do I need it? 
  • Will I ever watch it again? 
  • Why am I keeping it? 
  • When was the last time I even opened this box?
Organize into sections
  • The HAVE-TO Keep
  • Donate
  • Sell
If your Have-To Keep section is still bigger than your others, Ask yourself again,

  • Why am I keeping these if I don't even use them?
Happy Spring Cleaning! Don't get overwhelmed, do a section at a time!

I am turning the cluttered corner by the window into a mini inside window garden since it gets the most sun light. No more clutter, and plants make me happy.  Why was I hoarding again?

A decluttered space totally changed my mind set just by walking into the room now and seeing the open area with my plants.

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Saturday, May 11

Almost done moving!

Sorry I haven't been around, but the good news is.. I am almost done moving!! Tomorrow I get to clean, and hand the old apartment keys over.

I actually feel more rested, and at ease since moving.  The old apartment I could hear the freeway, and see it from our corner apartments windows.  The new townhouses views are of trees.  I saw a squirrel, and a cardinal this morning.  All the honeysuckles also put me into a better mood.  Honeysuckles remind me of my Granny.  My Granny lived next to "Honeysuckle Lane." It was by far the most beautiful, windy, back country road.  The honeysuckle smell, and bushes were huge.  I remember eating so many little sweet juices from it.

It's an even prettier view from the upstairs bedroom windows too.  Trees in front, and behind of us.  I feel like we live in the woods, but we are still  in the city.

Sy is just hanging out.  We've moved every year when the lease would be up at other apartments, mostly because our family grew, and we out grew the old place.  Last apartment we had neighbors above us that would throw lit ciggs down onto my bottom patio.  You know I had to declare war about that.  For one it is a fire hazard, and secondly that is littering.  I'm happy to be away from that apartment now.

By next week things should be calmed down (Now is the joys of unpacking.) I will show you all my pantries, and how I live on a budget.   I want to get back to blogging, and hopefully make it a little more personal, and  informational.  Also, the fun reviews, and giveaways too.

I have superfantastic news too! Right before the move I got an email that I was the grand prize winner for Shespeaks, and Pampers diapers on Pinterest.  Yes! Yes I do enter giveaways, and sweepstakes too.   We are a one income family.  Any win and I get super excited, and will high five whomever is around when I read the email!!  As a grand prize winner I won a years supply of diapers,  6 months of wipes, and a $300.00 Kids Pottery Barn Gift Card. I tell my 2 yr old that he is my little lucky charm.  It was him that got us into budgeting, and using coupons.  It's 100% true that you aren't going to win anything if you don't even enter things.

Friday, May 10

Fun Instant Win Games! I've won some already!

I am a sucker for Instant Win Games.  Over the last few years I have won things here, and there.  I always tell people you wont win unless you enter.  I don't enter all the time, but it is fun when I do take a day out of the week to go through the list, and enter.  Below are some recent Instant Wins to try your luck at.  I have added screen shots of my actual wins!

  • Biotrue Ends, 5/6/13, Spin the wheel to win a prize.
  • Mike’s Hard Lemonade Ends, 5/7/13 If You don't have a code you can click the link at the bottom where it says Get Code.

I have really good luck with the Kroger Instant Win Games, When you win it is loaded directly onto your Kroger Shopping Card.


Life According To GreenVics is not responsible for any of these Instant Win Games! These are just games I play, and try to win too.  I really do love the feeling of winning something, and getting that Congratulations.  

Whats your favorite thing you've won?  

Sunday, May 5

Win Dinner for 2 at The Final Cut Steakhouse (in Lawrenceburg, IN)

Sponsored by:  Hollywood Casino

"Let me make this clear to you.  This is by far the best meal my husband and I have ever had.  We have eaten at many high end restaurants before but this is, by far, the BEST.  This is no exaggeration.  These steaks melted in our mouths.  There was no ounce of fat anywhere to be found.  The restaurant makes in house a dry rub for the steaks and the flavors are spectacular. "  Read the rest of Messy Mama's review HERE.

Win Dinner for 2 at The Final Cut Steakhouse (in Lawrenceburg, IN) 
by entering the RC form below.  

Must be a resident of the U.S.A. and 18+
Good luck!

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Life According To GreenVics is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This Prize is only valid at The Final Cut Steak & Seafood in Lawrenceburg, IN. Prize Retail Value: $165.00.

Lugz Shoes 24 hour Flash Giveaway & Review! Also Cinco De Mayo 35% Off Code!

I received Lugz Berkley to review, I am a huge fan of green!  So when I saw these shoes with the green underneath I just had to have.  The laces are also black, and green to match the shoes.  They are extremely comfortable to wear.  I've also received compliments from strangers when they see the bottom of the shoes when I am sitting.  That alone is pretty cool that they want to know what brand of shoes they are.  I think they are playful, and proves that black shoes can have contrast with fun colors as well.  

These shoes are only $39.99,  there is also a promotion going on for the next 48 hours to get 35% off site wide.  The code is: MAY35.  You can get them even cheaper with that code.  Or any other shoes.  The Code May35 expires May 6th, 2013 at 11:59PM Est. for the Cinco De Mayo 48 Hour Sale.  

Or, you can just enter below to win a pair of the Berkleys.  

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Disclaimer: I received these items for free to Review.  All opinions are my own.  U.S. Only.  One lucky fan gets a chance to own a pair too! Giveaway begins 5/5/13 12:00AM EST, and Ends 5/6/13 12:00AM EST.  This is for a 24 Hour Flash Giveaway!  Winner will be chosen at random via rafflecopter.  Winner has 24 hours to respond to winning email.  Life According To GreenVics, and Friends are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  Prize is mailed directly from sponsor.  Prize estimated retail value $39.99.  Winner choice in size, and color for Lugz Berkley

Old World Gourmet Blueberry Pomegranate Mix Red Wine Review.

I really liked the fact that these All Natural Wine Mixes were easy to use.  Just add the powder to some wine, place in the freezer until it's like a slushy, and then it's done. The flavors are delicious! You should check Old World Gourmet out online by clicking here.  See the other mixes for white wines, and even for baking! 

Disclaimer: I received some of these items free for review.  Opinions are my own!

Baby Buds Eco Friendly Toy Review!

Autumn loves her Baby Buds Toys so much.  Her favorite is the Monkey blanket, it's also a hand puppet.  It was kissing her sweet baby cheeks, and she would smile at it.

I also noticed how soft, and light Baby Buds baby toys are.  That made me feel safe allowing her to play with them. The Owl Bowl rattles like bells, and has velkro that can be used to attach to things like strollers, musical mobiles, and car seat carriers.  The owl rattler has little ball that rattle, its cute but she isn't old enough to hold it yet.  The Monkey blanket is her favorite so far.  She's old enough to pet the monkey, and have it kiss her chubby cheeks.

They honestly are some of the cutest baby toys I've seen for Monkeys, and Owls.  If this is something you'd love for your little one, you can go here to see if your Local Target Carries Baby Buds.

They look like twins, LOL! Just kidding, tho they both are extremely adorable! You can find out more about Baby Buds by their social media websites.  I received these items for free for review purposes.

One more super cute photo of Autumn playing with the Monkey Hand Puppet!

JENNIE-O Turkey Pastrami with Eggplant! So Delicious! Easy Recipes!

Switch To Turkey!

When you think of JENNIE-O Turkey what comes to come?? Do you think about Turkey Burgers? Turkey Ham? Pastrami? That is where my mind goes.  I absolutely adore the JENNIE-O Turkey Store Website.

I have a hard time digesting red meat, so I went to turkey instead.  My favorite is the JENNIE-O Turkey Pastrami.  It comes in whole chunks, and you can cut into slices yourself.

This was an extremely easy meal.  I just cut the turkey pastrami up,  lightly fried (It's already seasoned, and covered in pepper.)

I also fried up some Eggplant in almond flour (2 tsp pepper, 2 tsp of garlic powder, 2 tsp of season all.) I then dip the sliced eggplant into egg whites (I like to add dried onions to the eggwhites.)

While frying,  the oil should be HOT,  I don't turn the oil down to medium-high til the eggplants already breaded and ready to go in.

Together, this meal, along with some wine was perfect.  The Pastrami was moist, and seasoned perfectly.  I just like to blacken a little in a cast iron frying pan, and make the outside crispy.

You can find different recipes by going to JENNI-O's, it's as easy as typing in what you are craving, and it will find an easy recipe for you to make.  Check the JENNIE-O Turkey Shop Easy Recipes out by clicking here.

Disclaimer: I received some of these items for free to review.  All images, and opinions are my own.  We eat a lot of JENNIE-O Products.

Boxtera Monthly Subscription Snack Box! Lot's of healthier alternative snacks!

My Boxtera Monthly Subscription Box this month was cram packed with lots of health alternative snacks.  There were brands I already buy, along with brands I had not heard of, but are some of my new favorites.

Like these Sriracha Chips!

I had never tried this brand before, and for just 100 calories it was the perfect snack.  I'm also a very big fan of Sriracha sauce.  Usually companies mess up, and make the Sriracha taste like Spicy BBQ, when Sriracha Hot Sauce just has a nice heat to it, and doesn't overpower the flavor of the food itself.  

I really liked the Garlic & Vegan Cheese Kale Chips that came in my Boxtera Box.  They were crunchy, perfectly seasoned, and my husband and I fought over these.  I did not want to share.  

The Baked SeaWeed was also a hit.  This was my husbands favorite from out the box so far.  We are snacking here and there, and have not tried something we did not like yet.  

While my 2 year old favorite were the Dehydrated Apple Chips, and Caveman Cookies.  

There was honestly something in this box that we all enjoyed.  Boxtera one month non-gift is $35.00 plus $5.00 Shipping.  If you like natural snacks, and like to try products you may never have known about before this is worth the price, and them doing all the work delivering it to your front door.  

Disclaimer: I received these products for free to review.  All photos, and opinions are my own.  My family loves snacks like these.  We also like to try different things.  Life is too short to be stuck on just boring snacks.  Hope you enjoyed the photos, and reading the review!

Natural Beauty Care from Seventh Generation Free Target Sample

Go here to request a free sample.  It's by zipcode.  I'm in 43235, and it was in my area.  I'm not sure what other areas it's for, but never know unless you try! 

Hopefully there are coupons with the samples too!

NeoCell Beauty Bursts Gourmet Collagen Soft Chews Review

I am a huge fan of these NeoCell Beauty Bursts Gourmet Collagen Soft Chews.  Not only do they taste great.  They are sweet like Fruit Punch.  Some chews that are packed full of vitamins are gritty, and leave a weird after taste.  These do not have that problem.  Like a regular chew it disolves quickly while chewing, and the taste really is a nice treat when you are counting calories, and exercising.  Not only do I get extra vitamins, collagen (skin rebuilders.) and, Skin Hydration, I also get a sweet treat.  My hair, nails, and skin have all benefited from using this the past month.  My nails I notice the most.  I am a nail biter, and they are growing pretty fast before I even have a chance to bite them.

There are 2,000 milligrams of Collagen in each Chew.  If you'd like to learn more about Neo Cells Beauty Bursts, you can read it by going clicking here.

Disclaimer: I received these items for free.  All opinions are my own. My overall impression of these chews were a positive one.  I turn 31 soon, and I am willing to try any supplements that will help my skin, nails, and hair as I lose this weight.  I have lost over 30 lbs since last July, and I am doing it the slow, but surely way.  Nothing is over night!! Just have to stick to a routine.  And, these chews have been in my routine for the last month.

Memory Making Season!

Making Spring Memories; Below is an easy way to cherish them, 

This time of the year is crazy, hectic for my family.  With everyone's birthdays in the same months, all through spring, and summer.  Then Graduations, Mother’s day, Father’s day.  It's even my Wedding Anniversary! Digital Photos, and Digital Picture Frames are the most easiest, convenient way to display things. Also, giving a preloaded frame as a gift to a family member is just beautiful to me.

This time of year is filled with moments when a smartphone camera just won’t do, which it is why it is essential to have the right camera with the right features. Fortunately, Best Buy can help. Head to Best Buy to find the perfect camera to capture all these moments.

Since the camera is important, so it the display of those digital images.  Best Buy has some of the highest rated Digital Picture Frames.  I bought one that was under $50.00.  I live in an apartment, and I don't nail, or stick a lot of things to my walls, so something like this is ideal.  It changes for me, and it's nice to always see every one.

There is even a special coupon offer for 25% off Select Digital Picture frames.  Find out more, and which frames by clicking here.

I think for whatever celebration, or even for each family member,  having one of these frames for each would be ideal, and just something different.  It would also save on film developing, and saving trees!

Best Buy can help you never miss the important moments with a wide assortment of the latest cameras, including DSLR cameras, action camcorders, and compact cameras with long zoom, low light and wi-fi.

With Best Buy’s low price guarantee, you’ll get the latest technology at the best price. Free shipping on all cameras on

Looking to upgrade to a new camera? Bring your old camera to Best Buy and trade it in for a Best Buy gift card.

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free