Friday, September 30, 2011

Lawry's Chicken Marsala Review

I recently was given the opportunity to try some really neat products from Lawry's compliments of  I received a box of goodies this week that contained lots of coupons, a taco seasoning, a Southwest Chicken Skillet, an Chicken Marsala packet, Lawry's Seasoned Salt and a cute apron.  I have used the Lawry's Seasoned Salt for years.  It's great on just about anything.  We use it a lot on our meats when we grill them.  My daughter loves it on her hard boiled eggs.

Here is a photo of some of the goodies that came in my Lawry's bzzkit.

Tonight I decided to use the Chicken Marsala packet that I received.  I was a little bit weary that this would be a bit too salty.  I have found that a lot of prepackaged seasoning mixes are overly salted.  I was wrong.  The flavor was really good.  It had a really good flavor without being overdone and overly salty.  The best part was the whole family enjoyed it.  I also love that it took me very little time to prepare.  I have noticed now that my son is in school all day by the time I get him home from school I don't have much time to prepare dinner.  I think from the start to finish this took me about 30 minutes.  The ingredients are simple too.  It consists of the chicken, seasoning packet, mushrooms and some water.  I served it with a side of rice.  I will be honest and I didn't have boneless chicken in the house, so I opted to use boneless lean pork and it came out very good.

I would recommend this if you want a great homemade meal that doesn't take all day to prepare.

Here are some photos of the Lawry's Chicken Marsala.

I received the above mentioned products compliments of bzzagent in return for my honest review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

A Chance to Win a New Wardrobe and Closet Makeover from StyleFind

StyleFind is running an awesome Sweepstakes right now.  Head over to their website and enter for a chance to win a new wardrobe and closet makeover.  I know almost everyone would love this!  The winner of the sweepstakes will receive $5000 worth of clothing picked out by the StyleFind editors and a $3000 closet system compliments of the container store.  Good luck!

I was introduced to StyleFind by and have found that it is a great place to find anything you want that is related to Fashion.  You can search for a certain style and they will give you a number of items that fit the description and have varying price ranges.  If you aren't familiar with StyleFind you will need to sign up and become a member (it's free) in order to take advantage of the great deals you can find on their website.

All opinions are completely my own.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat Down a Sodastream!

Having one is my dream!

Every single time I see one of these I drool over it!  Seriously, it is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen or heard of.  Today's daily bzz from bzzagent it for a Sodastream.  Ok so what is a Sodastream?  It is a machine that makes soda in your own home.  It's convenient, economical, and oh we can't forget fun!  I can't say how it tastes because I haven't tried it, but I do love the idea that you can flavor your soda to your personal preference.  You can't get that from store bought soda.  The flavors sound awesome too.  They have a "Black Currant and Pear Sparkling Natural" flavor that sounds really good to me.  I like the idea of Sparkling Natural soda too for my kiddos.  It's a bit healthier.  Oh and for those of you interested in other varieties they have things like regular cola, diet cola, sparkling teas (that sounds amazing), oh and energy drinks.  So hopefully I will get to be part of today's daily buzz from for the Sodastream and get to review this amazing product.

This is the Black Currant and Pear flavor that I think sounds amazing!

If you are interested in trying to get in on today's daily bzz you must be a bzz agent first and then you can tell them you're interested.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

**CLOSED** Giveaway - Pink Together Prize Pack - Ends 10/15/2011 #MyBlogSpark

I just got the neatest goodies delivered to my door compliments of MyBlog Spark. The best part is that am able to give one reader the same exact prize pack to one of my lucky readers.  This giveaway will run from September 29, 2011 and will end at 9pm PT on October 15, 2011.  One lucky winner will be chosen by and will be contacted by email.  The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen.  You must also be 18 years or older to enter.

What is Pink Together?  It is a where people can connect and share whatever they want in regards to breast cancer.

I am so excited to be part of this because it is a wonderful program!  The most amazing part of the Pink Together Program is that if you participate you can help choose where funding will go that is being provided by General Mills for the Komen Foundation.  By getting involved on their Facebook page you can tell them what you are passionate about.  Simply head over to Pink Together and click on the "Vote to Donate" tab to get involved.

One lucky reader will win a Pink Together Prize pack from MyBlog Spark.  The prize pack will include. . . .

The Pink Togher Prize Pack 

Rhinestone Ear Buds

A Drawstring Sports Backpack

A Water Bottle and Removable Silicone Awareness Bracelet

A Betty Crocker "Living With Cancer"  Cookbook (Pink Edition)

A 16 oz. box of Total Cereal

VIP Coupons for 1 box of Cherios, 1 box of Multigrain Cherios, and 1 cup of Yoplait Yogurt

TO ENTER - Open to U.S. Residents 

1.  **Mandatory Entry - Please tell me in a comment "What do you find most inspiring about the Pink Together community?"    (This entry must be completed in order to get credit for the Additional Entries)

To find out more about Pink Together you can check them out on Facebook and/or Youtube if you aren't that familiar.  

Additional Entries

2.  Like the Pink Together Facebook page - 1 entry - Leave a comment below that you did this and please include your facebook name in the comments.  You can just put "johnsmith at whatever dot com" instead of "

3.  Follow This Blog by Google Friend Connect - 1 entry  (This is the button on the right sidebar of my blog that says "Join this Site."  Please tell me you did this, leave your GFC name and your email in the comment.

4.  Follow me on Twitter @mommieoftwo- 1 entry - Please tell me you did this and leave your twitter ID, so I can verify this and once again leave your email in the comments.

PLEASE leave a separate comment for each entry.

Disclosure: The Pink Together prize pack, information and coupons have been provided free of charge by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Burt's Bees Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin

I was recently chosen to be part of a bzzcampaign from for the Burt's Bees Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin.  I am very excited about this because my skin is very sensitive.  I have to be careful what I use on it or I break out or sometimes have an allergic reaction.  I will be receiving some of this product to try free in return for my honest review.  I can't wait.  I will update everyone after I have had a chance to try the product!

Lawry's Seasoned Salt and Seasoning Mixes

I was recently chosen by to try some of the Lawry's Seasoned Salt and Seasoning Mixes in return for my honest review.  I am very excited to try out these products and will be sharing my opinion with you once I receive them and get a chance to try them out.  We already use quite a few of the Lawry's products in our house and I am interested in trying some new ones too.  I will keep you all posted.

Autumn Apple Butter Recipe

Head over to SheSpeaks to find my easy and delicious apple butter recipe!  It's great for all those extra fall apples!

A Chance to win a Build a Dream Playhouse

These are the neatest playhouses for kids!  Enter at Deal Finder Chick for your chance to win one.

Gourmet Orchards Giveaway

Enter at and you'll get a chance to win a $50 Gourmet Orchards gift card.  They have some amazing looking granola.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Follow the link to win Hearts for Hearts Girls - Authentic Doll Giveaway

This is a great giveaway.  Follow the link below for your chance to win over at The suburban jungle.  Good Luck!

Aerobie Skylighter Flying Disc Giveaway at Annette Funny Jello!

Head over here to enter.  The giveaway ends in 4 more days.  Good luck!

Does your kids lunchbox need a makeover?

Bzzagent is running a Daily Bzz today for the neatest lunch container.  It's for the LunchBots Duo Stainless Steel Snack Container.

How would you use this fun lunch container?

I really need this for my son.  We are only in to the 4th week of school with him and having a hard time finding fun stuff for him to eat for lunch that's healthy.  This LunchBots container would be great because I could put a variety of different things in it and not have to worry about it getting smashed in his lunchbox.  My son is very pick and won't eat the hot lunch at school.  He brings his lunch everyday, but gets bored with what I give him.  This would make it so I could put anything he wanted in his lunch.

Check out how cute it is!  

The LunchBot Duo would fit great inside his lunchbox.  My son likes to bring cut up lunchmeat, cheese, fruit and some crackers to school for lunch.  When he brings them in plastic bags everything ends up smashed and not holding up too well.  We've tried a bunch of little plastic containers, but it's a pain for him (he's a 1st grader) to open and close a bunch of them.  The LunchBot Duo would work great!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


I recently received a really neat kit of goodies from Cerra to review compliments of

I started the day out today with a cup of "gratitude" tea from Cerra.   The tea was the very first thing I tried out.  Right on the package it said "I am feeling grateful for ______ right now."  I personally filled that blank in the word "family."  The tea was wonderful and really helped me gain focus on what I'm grateful for.  It really made me think that I don't stop and just really think about this enough.

I then moved on to trying out some of the "gratitude" hand and body lotion.  The fragrance was light and fresh and I loved it.

They are amazing.  I have been using the tree of seven intentions CD in the evenings to relax and spend a little bit of time doing something for myself.  I am a full time stay at home mommy and I often forget how important that is.  This CD is wonderful for finding time for yourself to just relax.

I also love the Cerra guided journal that will guide me and allow me to stay focused.

If you are interested in finding out more about how to make "you" more important you should check out

Win $75 Gift Card to Halloween Express from K 2 Squared Glamour

If you follow the link below you can enter to win a $75 Gift Card to Hallloween Express.  Good Luck!

Win at Just Children's Books

There is a great giveaway right now over at Just Children's Books.  The winner will get a Tidybooks bookcase and children's book.  Use the link below to enter.  Good luck!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What is

It's your own online personal shopping assistant.  That's the best way for me to explain this neat new website.  I was recently introduced to by bzzagent. takes your own personal shopping history and it finds personalized deals just for you.  I love it because I have found that is able to match my shopping style very well.  It not only finds items that I would find appealing, but it also finds me great deals on these items. This is very helpful because I don't have to search all over the internet for a great deal.  I can just go to and find deals that have been searched out already for me.  If you haven't signed up for an account you can do so for free and see what kind of items and deals it will find for you too.  I find this really helpful because it saves me time.  I am one to always look for a deal and this does it for me.

I was introduced to by bzzagent, but all opinions are completely my own.

OXO Candela Updated Review

I just received these really nice OXO Candela's in the mail compliments of bzzagent.  I have been so excited to try them.  I immediately pulled them out of the box and set them up.  They are extremely simple to use.  I was very happy when I saw that the only work it takes is to push a button on the bottom to turn it on and the occasional charge on the base.  It's very simple.  My favorite part about these is that they don't get hot!  I have a 4 and a 6 year old and we rarely light candles because I am too afraid of them trying to get ahold of them.  The outside of the Candela doesn't even feel warm.  These are a super alternative because they still give you the look of a candle, but without all the dangers.  The light that they give off isn't extremely bright, but I really like that.  I don't want a candle that is annoyingly bright.  They give any room a nice warm look or even an outdoor setting.  I will continue to use these and update everyone again soon.

I have now had these for a bit longer and wanted to update all my readers on my opinion of the OXO Candela's.  I really like them.  They are easy to charge.  I like that all you have to do to charge these is simply place it on the charger.  My kids love using these at night as a night light.  They love them because it provides the perfect amount of light for them in their rooms.  I really like that there isn't anything that my kids can get hurt on with these.  This is an overall great product and I would recommend this to others as a great alternative to a candle with a flame.  It is a high quality product.

All opinions are completely my own.  The OXO Candela product was provided by in return for my honest review.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Aetna's Healthy Food Fight and Twitter Party Number 2 and Aetna are hosting a fun Twitter party on September 15th at 8pm EST.

What is this party about?

Aetna and SheSpeaks have teamed up to find healthy recipes!  This is going to be an awesome recipe swap!

If you have a recipe that you would like to enter in the Healthy food fight you can enter it here.

The exciting part is that recipe winners will get to go to New York to cook for Bobby Flay.

Dont forget to RSVP so you can have a chance to win awesome prizes from Cirulon!

I found out about this party from

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Updated Trend Micro Titanium Review

I thought I would update everyone since I have been using the Trend Micro Titanium security software for about 2 weeks now that I received compliments of bzzagnet.  I will say that I love it.  It is the best software that I have used for security on my computer.  I find that it's really user friendly and I don't get all confused when I try and go in and run a scan.  It's simple to use and works great.  I like that it runs smoothly and doesn't bog my computer down.  I don't want to spend most of my day waiting for a security scan to complete and I haven't had that problem with the Trend Micro Titanium.  My all time favorite feature is that it automatically tells you if a link is malicious when you are on Facebook or Twitter.  I really do find it amazing that this software thoroughly checks everything!

I was very excited when I found out that I would get to be part of the Trend Micro Titanium bzz campaign!  I was actually telling my husband a few days ago that we needed to find new security software for our computers because I was not happy with what we were using.  I just set up my Trend Micro Titanium on my laptop and am very impressed.  The first thing I noticed was that it was simple to install and set up.  I was completely done installing and setting it up in 5 minutes.  I uninstalled my old security software first and then followed the directions and the program walked me through the setup.  I also am impressed that the software doesn't bog your computer down.  My previous security software was very annoying and made it impossible to do anything on my computer while a security scan was running.  I noticed with the Trend Micro Titanium software that it was the quickest scan I have ever experienced, but it also didn't make everything run slow.  I am very impatient and I don't want to have to wait an hour to use my computer while it's scanning.

The most amazing thing I found was that this software can tell you if links are malicious on Facebook, Twitter or Myspace.  I am a huge Facebook and Twitter user and I love that this will protect me without any worries.  I am not aware of any other security software that does this.  It is very impressive.

I will continue to use this software and update everyone on my opinion after I have used it longer.  So far I am sold!

If you are interested in purchasing Trend Micro Titanium for your computer you can do so online from Best Buy for a discount and save $30.  Please use the code BZZ30.

Friday, September 2, 2011

New Deals at

I was browsing around again today on Style Find and noticed a great deal in the Deals sections!  There is a coupon code available for  You can get 20% off and you will also receive free shipping on your order too!  If you are not familiar with Style Find it is an exclusive shopping website that provides you with deals on pretty much everything you can imagine that is related to fashion.  I was recently introduced to it by bzzagent. If you are interested in taking advantage of the 20% off deal at you will have to sign up for a Style Find account.  There is no obligation to purchase anything when you sign up and there is no fee to join Style Find.