Monday, March 31

#HoneyBakedEaster Ham, Turkey, and Sides Review #Sponsored #Giveaway #EasyLikeSundayMorning #EasterMeals @HoneyBakedHam

Disclaimer: I received product for free to facilitate a review/giveaway.  All opinions, and photos are my own. 

Hippity Hop, hop HoneyBaked Easter is on it's way!  Recently I received a Gift Card to put together a HoneyBaked Ham meal that my family would enjoy.  Which is really easy to do! HoneyBaked Ham isn't just Ham, there are other meats, and sides. There are always coupons to use that can be found directly on 

I wanted to just show up at the store this time with Gift Card in hand and choose items on a spur of the moment.  I wanted it to feel like a "OMG I didn't buy anything for Easter Brunch," feeling.  

There were different Hams in the Fridge for me to pick from ranging from Mini to Large with, or without bone in.  HoneyBaked Ham also carries Smoked, or Roasted Turkey Breast too.  I couldn't decide just one, so I picked one of each.  For sides there were cold salads and take home sides in the Freezers.  Along with Bacon too.

 Mini Ham with Bone; 3.77 lbs for $30.12
Smoked Turkey Breast, 3.14 lbs for $31.37
Broccoli Slaw, $1.99 x4
Macaroni Salad, $1.99 x4
Slice of Carrot Cake, $1.99 

Ordering was easy in store.   Everything we tasted was Amazing.  Both meats were moist, and juicy with a thin outer crust of glaze.  

The Broccoli slaw had crunchy florets, sweet raisins amongst other ingredients.  I loved the contrast between the greens, and sweetness. The macaroni salad had little chunks of Cheese.

I had a hiccup tho, she forgot to put my slice of Carrot Cake in the bag, and when I returned home I called.. still no phone call back from the Manager for the Newport News Virginia location.

The carrot cake looked so good, I bet it tasted as good as it looked too. My plan for the Carrot Cake was to cut it into squares and use it for bite size dessert.  I'll update this if the Manager calls me back.

The meal itself fed 8 adults, and 3 children.  Everyone loved the sweet glaze, and sides.  So if you are looking for an easy Easter Meal, but don't feel like cooking (or forgot to cook.) go to HoneyBaked Ham, or just call your local HoneyBaked Ham to see what their schedule is for Easter, and pre-order your meal to pick up, or just do like I did, walk in! Don't forget to print your coupons for HoneyBaked Ham from off their website. I justify meals like this by The time you get to spend with your family by not being in the kitchen cooking, and the energy saved by not using my oven.  It really is a win-win situation.  

Also, don't forget to check out my other HoneyBaked Ham Review for the Ultimate Sandwich (I went in a day before, and ordered this for next day Cater at the Sawmill Rd, Columbus, Ohio Location.)

If you're looking for an Easter Brunch check out the Ultimate Sandwich, Dessert Tray, and Meat Platter.  I enjoyed the catering way better, because everything came with trays already, and tongs. Some items can only be catered, but if it's on a spur of the moment,  in store does have a selection of foods. 

If it's just a sandwich you want, HoneyBaked Ham does that too!

Don't forget to enter to win a HoneyBaked Ham Gift Card by entering below! Good luck. 

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Friday, March 28

Few quick tips to help make your home a little more Energy Efficient.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Direct Energy for sponsoring today's story and inspiring me to live a smarter and more eco-friendly lifestyle!

Here are a few ways my family likes to make our homes a little smarter.

We buy nothing but Energy Star electronics to use it really is worth the extra cash to save on electricity in the long run.  We also only use LED lights.  They last us a while, and once again cheaper, I have seen dollar stores sell Energy Efficient LED lights for 2 for $1.00 before, and they seriously last us years.  I also don't like lights being left on,  and I am a firm believer in unplugging electronics when not in use.  I'm a true believer every little thing helps.

I like to take quick  Need help thinking of ways to make your home smarter? We’ve got a mixture of energy efficiency and smart home ideas for you!

1. Install a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats offer you climate control, the convenience of programming away from home, and more.

2. Your living room typically has multiple active light sources available. Make sure your lighting is energy efficient by switching traditional bulbs to CFLs or LEDs.

3. Replace your old, inefficient appliances with new, efficient, Energy Star® appliances. Old appliances tend to run inefficiently.

4. Replace the showerhead in your bathroom(s) with low flow showerheads. These showerheads regulate the flow of water, assuring you a more efficient shower.

5. Change your air filter every 1-3 months. Clogged air filters increase your energy costs. Even though smart thermostats will send out reminders, YOU still have to do it.

6. Be sure your air return vents aren’t being blocked by furniture or carpets.

7. Insulate and seal your duct work. Make sure that all your heated and cooled air gets circulated in the right places.

8. Make sure you have a strong Wi-fi signal from your smart thermostat and smart devices. Because you can remotely control your smart thermostat via the internet, periodically check the signal strength in the network settings on the thermostat’s control screen.

9. Unplug energy sucking devices when they are not in use. Common energy wasters include your computer, printer, DVD player, phone charger and any electronics attached to a power strip. Unplug these electronics at night or when you are away from home.

10. Reduce waste at home by paying your bills online and reusing plastic shopping bags after you go to the grocery store to line trash cans instead of throwing them away.

11. Using dishwashers and washer/dryers at night will keep the house cooler, reduce strain on the power grid during the peak usage hours of 4 PM and 6 PM and reduce the chance of an emergency!

Wednesday, March 12

Journey: The Scent That Transports You by @HarveyPrince, Review & #Giveaway Or Use Code: friendsofangel to get 20% off Sitewide for Harvey Prince.

Disclaimer: I received Harvey Prince Journey for free to facilitate a Giveaway & Review

I know I was ready for an exotic Journey with all this Snow, and Arctic Blast around me.  Enter below to be 1 of 3 Winners for Harvey Princes Journey Perfume.

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Think of an exotic blend of natural oils, and musk from Indonesia Morocco, Japan, Turkey, South Africa, Lebanon, France, and Australia. That is the Journey this scent takes you on.  Honestly I get into moods that I don't want to wear a light foo-foo scent.

My overall impression about Journey is, a little goes a long way.  It is a Musk, so a little is needed. It smells wonderful on my skin after a few squirts on the wrists, and neck.  I have been complimented on Journey while out Grocery shopping.

Notes: Indonesian Clove Bud, Australian Sandalwood, Moroccan Rose, French Bergamot, Indian Tuberose, Japanese Orange Flower, Lebanese Cedarwood, Turkish Cyclamen, South African Freesia
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Journey: The scent that transports you

The road of life is invigorating, mystical and often unpredictable. Stay enlightened withJourney, the scent that opens your mind and awakens your senses.Exotic, inspiring and full of surprises, Journey whisks you away from the day-to-day. Indulge in the spicy seduction of Indian Tuberose, the striking and sweet sensation of Turkish Cyclamen and the purifying calm of Spanish Mandarin. Journey's scent opens up the richness and mystery sparking the beginning of your own personal odyssey.Savor the delicate notes of South African Freesia, Japanese Orange flower and Moroccan rose – it’s like sipping a sweet, Alsatian wine in the light of the sun! Hints of spicy Indonesian Clove Bud trickle in while the deep and intriguing Australian Sandalwood transports you to a faraway land. Journey’s relaxing and mystical powers will stir your imagination and reconnect you with your own destiny.

Style: Exotic. Awakening. Transformative. Find yourself. Then lose yourself all over again.

Learn more about Harvey Prince, and the delicious, sensual natural scents by going to, and also check them out on Twitter @HarveyPrince , and Facebook Give Harvey Prince some love, and don't forget to use hashtag #Whifflove so they can Respond! =)

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Enter below for these Awesome Mens Lugz Drifter Lo Coffee Bean Boots! Extremely easy entries, Thanks to Saras Freebies & More!

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Sunday, March 9

Spring Into Cash Sweepstakes, Two Winners for $250.00 Visa Gift Card.

Welcome to the Spring Into Cash Sweepstakes!

Spring means moving for me, and starting a better life.  My family and I are moving closer to my parents in a few weeks, and It's spring that has me looking forward to being closer to them, going outside, growing my own garden.  I couldn't wait til spring was here, with our Ohio grey sky depressing winters.  It was the thought of spring that had me smiling.

Two lucky winners will each receive a $250 Visa Gift Card.

Giveaway ends April 10th at 11:59pm, open worldwide, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winners outside of the US will receive $250 via Paypal instead of the Visa Card by mail. Complete each task on the giveaway form below to earn entries.

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Saturday, March 8

Love #Music, #AudioFest is happening now @BestBuy @BestBuyWOLF

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.

March Audio Fest is taking place across all Best Buy stores from 3/2/14 – 4/4/14.

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no Pain, so hit me with music yeaaah, Brutalize me with Music." If you can tell me who sings that, you, my friend, are pretty awesome.

Music has always been a big part of my life.  Even while growing up, my parents both always had music playing in the car, in the house, and while outside for bbq's and swimming in the pool.  I seriously can't see life without music. 

Technology has came a long way since records, tapes, and cd's.  Sure you can still get electronics that can play that, while being Wifi, and Blue tooth compatible now.  That is what is so great about our generation.  It also depends on the Speakers you purchase too.  JBL has a new Indoor/Outdoor Speaker that can connect to any Wifi/Bluetooth compatible device (That means blu ray players, android devices, iphones, ipads. If you have any questions you can always ask Costumer Service at Best Buy.) 

  • Best Buy helps you enhance your home entertainment experience and upgrade your sound with additional components, speakers and headphones.
  • Beginning 3/2/14 through 4/4/14 Best Buy will feature one month of sweet sounding deals audio specials, events & more.
  • Best Buy is gathering the best offers on the best audio products throughout the entire month of March.
  • Visit a Best Buy store to test & try the latest & greatest in audio – from home theater solutions, to car audio, portable speakers and headphones.
  • Best Buy has the best selection of audio products – come in and let Best Buy teach you how to upgrade your sound; Hear the difference - Bring the noise.

Best Buy offers by week for March Audio Fest:

Week of 3/2: 

  • 2x-4x points on all headphones o 25% off Select Pioneer Speakers o $500 savings on Pioneer Elite Pass-Through Home Theater Receiver o $100 Savings on Beatbox Portable Speaker · 

Week of  3/9: 
  • 2x points on Sonos Home Theater
  • All AVRs on Sale
  • All iPod touch on sale
  • Save $80 on Samsung Blu-ray/Soundbar Bundle

Week Of 3/16:

  • 2x points on all speakers o BDi Furniture (3/7 – 3/23) Save $200 on any Home Theater Cabinet
  • All-on-sale Car Audio Speakers + 50% off speaker installation
  • $50 Savings on Sony MDR10 Headphones

Week Of 3/23:

  • Save 25% on all Sennheiser HD 500 Series Headphones
  • All Logitech Computer Headsets on Sale
  • Save $50 - $150 on Select Energy audio products (3/9-4/5)

Week Of 3/30:

  • All Insignia Computer Speakers on Sale
  • Save $100-$200 on select Definitive Technology Floor Speakers (3/23-4/5)
  • Save $50 - $150 on Select Energy audio products (3/9-4/5)
  • Save $150 - $300 on Select Jamo Speakers

Visit your local Best Buy store to check these Audio products and more such as the JBL Flip Portable Stereo Speaker for Most Bluetooth-Enabled Devices. This JBL streams music wirelessly from your phone/tablet/laptop, its portable and has a speaker-phone, built-in microphone and call-answer button that lets you easily take phone calls.

I can't wait til my JBL Speaker comes! I am connecting it via bluetooth to everything I own! =)

Wednesday, March 5

1,000 mg Vitamin C Raspberry @EmergenC #Review Smiley360

I received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here!

Just wanted to show you all how easy it is to Open, and pour an Emergen-C serving into a bottle of water. It can be done one handed, and while holding a 3 year old. It's also delicious, and full of so many nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins.

The flavor I'm currently digging is the 1,000 MG Vitamin C Raspberry Emergen-C.  It's also really good added to my juice in the morning, so I get kind've like a tropical fizz drink.

You can also request a free sample directly from Emergen-C on their website by going here, I love the stuff.

Monday, March 3

The New @Dyson DC65 is now available at @BestBuy #DysonatBestBuy #Spon #Review

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.

(So easy to use, even the Hubby vacuums more often now.)

Before having kids (including furkids) I would just buy whatever was the cheapest vacuum.  It didn't matter to me back then.  Now, I need all the extra help keeping my house clean, and with little effort. Before the Dyson vacuuming felt like a chore to me,  I had to always go over the same spot to pick up things, and even lift my old vacuum cleaner up, and place it directly on top the mess.  I don't have to do that now.  The Dyson DC65 gracefully turns, and even those sweet potato fries, and half ate corn tortilla wraps have no chance.  It has made clean up time go a lot faster.

Before I received the Dyson, I would ask friends, and family who had one if it was worth it.  And they all would say yes, and list weird things they were guilty of vacuuming up.  Also the fact that they had their Dysons for years. Of course I was skeptic, like "OMG WHYYY you pay that much!!" Now I know why.  It's a commitment for a cleaner, more hypoallergenic home.  It really is amazing how much it picks up.  I don't cringe anymore when the 3 yr old spills Cheerios, and Popcorn all over the carpet either. More things it has sucked up: Fruit Snacks, all shapes/sizes.  Fruit Roll Ups, Coconut Flakes (Yes, my 3 year old made it rain coconut flakes all over the kitchen floor.) I didn't even sweep those up, I just used the hand tool.  

Overall Impression: Well worth the price, I truly believe you get what you pay for now.  I have enough to worry about and clean up.  Only thing I should be lifting up is my little one, not my vacuum to place directly over a spot.  I am hoping for a long relationship with my Dyson.
Unboxing was also pretty easy to put the Dyson together.  I love the long dusting brush, and extra tools.

The prices range from $499 through $649 depending if you want just the Multi-Floor function for the dyson, or the Animal Dusting Brush, and extra tools.

· $499 (for Multi-Floor)

· $599 (for Animal): comes w/ TFT and dusting brush

· $649 (for Animal Complete): comes with extra tools and Zorb (plus TFT and dusting brush)

Many competitors claim superior performance on carpet, but 75% of US homes have a combination of carpets and hard floors.

Solution: Cleans better than any other vacuum across carpets and hard floors.

Below are a few reasons why the Dyson DC65 cleans better than any other vacuum across carpets and hard floors.

· Brush bar power increased by 25% for superior carpet cleaning

· New configuration of bristles dig deeper into carpets to remove more dirt

· Remodeled airflows to help remove more dirt, dust, and allergens from the home.

· 180AW of suction (vs. 160AW in DC41)

· Comes in three colors based on variant: Platinum (MF), Purple (AN) and Fuchsia (ANC)

· Also, same great features as DC41:

o Self-adjusting baseplate

o Long-reach telescopic wand

o 2x suction of any other vacuum

o Closer edge pick-up

o Built to survive 10 years

o Hygienic bin emptying

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.