Friday, January 31, 2014

Chicken Lasagna (RedGold Lasagna Made easy review)

Red gold All-in-one lasagna. 
Disclaimer: I received a Lasagna Made Easy Party Pack from Red Gold. The package contained lasagna noodles, tomatoes, and a spatula. The package also contained recipes for lasagna.

I made my take on the All-in-one lasagna. Instead of beef, I used chicken. I also added spinach and homemade cheese sauce. I made my recipe in steps.

  • First, I cooked the chicken. 
  • When the chicken was almost done, I made a cheese sauce. The cheese sauce contained flour, milk, parmesan, cheddar, and mozzarella cheese. 
  • I also heated up the tomatoes and spinach. I used the Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes and Diced Tomatoes. 
  • Then, added the veggies to the chicken. 
  • I mixed the ricotta with an egg and placed to the side. 
  • Finally, I remembered I had to cook the noodles. 

I made a salad and sour cream bread as sides.

The salad was a Dole Ceasar mix. I added avocados, tomatoes, and feta.

Sour Cream Rolls:

  • French loaf bread
  • Sour Cream
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Pepper
  • Minced Garlic
  • Mix Sour cream, garlic, cheese, and pepper into a bowl. 
  • Spread on top of french loaf bread (or any bread you like)
  • Place in oven for a few minutes to brown. 
  • Done. 

Chicken, tomatoes, and spinach

Some of the ingredients

Some of the ingredients

Some of the ingredients

Red Gold Lasagna Pack. plus ingredients

Red Gold Lasagna Pack

Boiling water

Red Gold Tomatoes

Cheese sauce

Lasagna Cooked

Sour Cream Bread


Red Gold Pack

Lasagna on plate

Sense and Sensibility by Jennifer Adams Book Review (Kite Readers)

Disclaimer: I was provided a e-book for honest review. This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

I read Sense & Sensibility: A BabyLit Opposites Primer: Children's Book, Bedtime Stories, Picture Book, in exchange for honest review from Kite Readers.

I wanted to read the book because my youngest starts school in May. I am trying to read to him more about the basics: ABCs; 123s; opposites; colors, etc. Even though he may not can say the words yet, he can still learn.

The book was a quick read. Each page is presented in twos: One side for each opposite. big/little. married/single. I also loved the graphics. I think the graphics are Victorian style, similar to the novel: Sense and Sensibility: The Illustrated Edition by Jane Austen.

The book is available in Kindle and book board format. The book board is prime-eligible.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hot or Not App Review and Giveaway

Hot or Not

Hot or Not is the mobile and facebook application for, a dating site. I have been using the android and website app for a minute. The app allows you to send messages to interested parties on your iPhone or on Facebook. Next, you can add and rank photos.

If you are interested in someone, you can rank them based on looks with a heart or X. You also can skip if you click on the next pic in the queue. You also can expand the profile (the little I in the circle) and rank based on interests.

The profile contains valuable information:

· Language(s) spoke

· If they have kids, want more kids, or not sure, if they want kids.

· Gender and age range of who they want to date

· Interests

· Relationship status

· Pictures

· Age

· Last time online

· Location

· Mutual Facebook Friends

· Sexual orientation

· Description of appearance

· Smokers and drinkers

· Education

· Work/Profession

· Living situation

For example, I give X’s to men, who want more kids or not sure if they want more kids. I also give X’s to men, who are in a relationship. On the other hand, I love me a bald-headed, chocolate man, whether white chocolate, dark chocolate, or brown chocolate.

Second, you can create and edit your profile, in addition to creating a search.


Hot or Not has a match feature built-in. If you like someone and they have liked you back, you get a match notification, saying “you found a connection”. At this point, you can keep ranking prospects or you can send your new connection a message.


Enter to win $1000 from Apptism. Winners will be announced on February 15, 2014.

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Secrets of Happy Families Book Review, Tour, and Giveaway (Litfuse)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of The Secrets of Happy Families in exchange for honest review from Litfuse. Part of the copy was provided by Litfuse. All opinions in the review are my own. 

Why I wanted to read the book:

I wanted to read the book because I wanted to have a happy family. I love my brats, but some days, they can stress me out. Even now, Kalen just woke up from a nap, while Brad refuses to go to sleep, knowing he has school in the morning. In the other news, my great aunt died yesterday. She was 64 years old. Her health was failing for years. The house has been a meeting point for relatives, old and new today. I am also waiting once again for divorce papers. I hoped when we got married, we would not be in the same boat as my parents. They was married 20 years, but was separated for most of the time. My mother and father finally divorced in 2004. I am in the same boat. I have been separated longer than I been married. If we stayed together, our 14 year anniversary would have been yesterday. I was hoping to be divorced before the 14 year mark.

Our family has a plenty of single parents. My great uncle is married. The rest of my great aunts and uncles are single parents. My uncles never been married and don't have biological kids. My sisters never been married. I have some cousins, who are married, but not many. Plenty of single parents. Plenty of divorces. A few spouses have died.

My Review:

The book teaches about families, no matter the dynamics. Whether you married, single, or divorced. kids or no kids. Christian, Atheist, or Catholic. No matter the type, families need to find happiness. I was hooked on the book during the first chapter. Feiler discussed a typical family, The Starrs,  doing typical things, except the father had Aspergers and two of the kids had Aspergers and ADHD. My oldest son has Autism and ADHD. My youngest has a global development delay and a possible heart condition. Raising special needs kids is hard work.

The book made me consider what could I do to make my family happier. I could give Brad an extra treat to calm him down, even if it's midnight and he has school in the morning. I could be nicer to relatives, even when I am in a bad mood. I definitely need to stop yelling when I am upset, especially at the kids, no matter whose kids they are. I can teach Brad how to clean up the bathroom, when he makes a mess. I can let Kalen play with an app on my Kindle Fire, despite him cracking my Kindle DX, a week after I got it.

The book asked a powerful question, presented by the Starrs: What can I do to improve my family this week? What can I change to be happy versus angry. I can also ask what went right and what went wrong this week?

Other things I liked:

  1. Having a family dinner isn't about the food, but family. 
  2. Learning about your family's background is important. 

About the book:

In The Secrets of Happy Families, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families — a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military. Written in a charming, accessible style, The Secrets of Happy Families is smart, funny, and fresh, and will forever change how your family lives every day.

Bruce is celebrating the release of his book with a family fun "Happy Family" Kindle HDX giveaway.


One winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire HDX
  • The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 15th. Winner will be announced February 17th on the Litfuse blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by the Litfuse blog on the 17th to see if you won.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Leash Reflectors Sponsored Post (Magnum Plastics/4Sponsor)

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post from 4Sponsor for Leash Reflectors, brought to you today by Magnum Plastics.

Sill Shield Leash Reflectors sells leash reflectors for dogs and humans. The reflectors are weather proof and shatter proof. The reflectors also catch light from many angles.

Types of leash reflectors:

  1. Dog Leash Reflectors can be attached to your dog's leash for night walks. The reflectors are round and come in 6 colors: red-red, red-white, red-yellow, white-white, white-yellow, or yellow-yellow. The dog leash reflectors are $2 dollars each with free shipping in the United States. 
  2. Individual Rectangular Reflectors also come in red, white, and yellow. The reflectors are rectangular with rounded corners. The individual reflectors are $3.00 with free shipping in the United States.  
  3. Pack of three round reflectors: You can place these on yourself, on a leash, or anything, which needs a little reflection. A 3-pack costs 4.99 with free shipping in the United States. 
  4. 10 pack of assorted reflectors. Pack of 10 round and rectangular reflectors. Free shipping in the United States. The 10-pack is 19.99. 


Enter to win a 3-pack of round reflectors from Magnum Plastics. Contest Ends on February 5, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Magic Words-Hugo the Happy Starfish Book Review (Tomoson)

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links and Images

I read MAGIC WORDS - THE ISLAND OF RESPECT (HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH - Island Adventures 4: Educational Children's Book Collection), in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The book was written by Suzy Liebermann and Published by Happy Language Kids, LLC

I have read other Liebermann books, including some of the Hugo the Happy Star Fish series. I love Liebermann's work. The books teach the power of friendship, respect, love, and self-esteem. Other books teach kids Spanish. Liebermann's books are also quick reads. Enough to grab my kids attention.

Magic Words teaches kids about respecting others. Hugo was disrespectful to his friends. He was highly impatient and rude. Hugo goes on a journey, where he continues his rude behavior. No one wants to be his friend.

Hugo learns about respect, friendship, consideration, and waiting his turn. The book also teaches about please and thank you.

The book was a good read. I loved the story line. I also loved the graphics.

Extras and downloadable materials

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Shandali Yoga Towel Review (Tomoson)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links

I reviewed #1 Rated Hot Yoga Towel - Mat-Sized, Microfiber, Super Absorbent, Anti-slip, Injury Free, 26.5" x 72" - Best Microfiber Accessory for Hot Yoga - Exercise, Fitness, Pilates, and Yoga Gear; Lifetime Guarantee in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The product was created by Shandali.

Product features:

  1. Super absorbent
  2. Light-weight
  3. Washable

My review:

I wanted to review the yoga towel because my yoga mat moves and bunches when I work out. I got tired of having to readjust the mat when I changed intensities. I bought the mat to work out with when I started Revolt Fitness.

While the product helps with my yoga mat not bunching and moving, the towel still moves, depending on the level of intensity. You do have to adjust it every so often to get comfortable again. With a low intensity workout, such as lifting weights or using the exercise ball, the towel was wonderful. When I tried quadripeds or sumo squats, the towel did move. 

@2013 Stacie D. Wyatt

I also made a video a while back, which showed the product. Please note: I had just gotten my camcorder and still was learning how to use the tripod (still learning though).

The video took a few edits. I made this video, showing the distractions, I dealt with :-)

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.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Available but not ready Summary by Kenny Pugh

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Topic: Available but not ready, featuring Terry Scott, who wrote Available But Not Ready: Things to Consider before Dating, Courting and Marriage.

When: Monday, January 20th, 2014
Hosted by Kenny Pugh

What I learned:

  • People move from relationship to relationship without purging themselves of the past. People are not prepared for a new relationship because they are carrying baggage from old relationships. 
  • People place too much emphasis on sex. Sex does not maintain a relationship. 
  • People want to be in love and jump in relationships, they are not ready for.
  • People get married without knowing who they are. They may not know what their godly purpose is yet. Either Pugh or Scott said sometimes God calls you into ministry after the "I do's". The calling can break up a marriage, if both parties are not willing to make things work. 

Application into my life:

I got married quick, when I was 19 years old. I only knew him a year. We met in January, 1999 and was married exactly a year later. I thought I was in love, but I am not sure now. I hear all these stories about people, who have feelings for their exes, blah blah blah, and I don't have any feelings for the former mister. The relationship had red flags before and after the marriage, including a big sign from God, which I don't talk about, and I ignored them because I thought I was in love and wanted to prove a point. I don't even remember a proposal. That year moved quick. 

For example, I did not want to date a man with kids. I was young and had no intentions of being a mom or stepmom. Before meeting Brad sr., I turned down two good men because they had a child. There was a sexy, Caucasian man named Eric, who lived in the Macon area. 

All my life, I heard I wasn't feminine enough to get a man because I didn't care for hair, make-up, and nails. I was picked on for being fat. So, when someone actually wanted to marry me, I jumped on it without thinking of the ramifications. 

Then, we break into the last point: People get married without knowing who they are. They may not know what their Godly purpose is yet. Sometimes God calls you into ministry after saying I do. Your spouse may not be ready to accept your new calling. 

My old church had promoted Brad to a deacon, which I hated. They promoted him without talking to both of us. I have no idea what qualifies someone as a deacon. I am a Christian, but I don't think I am Christian enough to be a pastor's, minister's, or deacon's wife. The calling may have been my exes but it was not mine.

I left the church eventually for a church, I loved. They had a class for Brad, so I can get what I need and Brad can get what he needs. :-). That is one reason, I love bigger churches. Even my current church as a wonderful special needs program. Touch screen computer. iPads. Fine motor skills toys. Swing. Bean bags. Lots of room to move around. Socialization skills. 

Vinyl Disorder Nail Decals Product Review (Tomoson)

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

I reviewed Vinyl Disorder's Nail Decals, in response to a campaign on Tomoson. I was sent a stars and hearts for review. I cleaned my nails with polish remover. Added a coat of clear. Added the decals. Applied another clear coat. Finally, I added my quick dry drops because I am impatient. The decals was easy to apply. Just peel and stick.

Before Pics:

After Pics:

After a few days, I noticed the decals was coming apart. Some decals fell off completely, leaving behind a heart or star shaped imprint. 

The site also offers other decals, such as wall and car. I love the monkey decal. The decal would be perfect for the game room. 

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ZooBean Giveaway (One Little Mister Blogger Promotion)

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Welcome to the Zoobean Giveaway!

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  • Handpicked and curated book choices based on your individual child's interests and reading level,. Makes it easy to provide your child with books they will LOVE!
  • Carefully constructed reading guides help you extend the story and expand your child's literacy skills
  • Coordinated apps keep children engaged and excited about reading!
Please check out the full review at One Little Mister.
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Friday, January 24, 2014

Nickelodeon Squeezers Sponsored Post (Mommerce)

This post is sponsored by Mommerce. I will receive samples for participation. Content was provided by Mommerce. This post contains Mommerce Tracking and Amazon Affiliate Links.
Image taken from the Nick Squeezers Amazon Page

Nature's Child Nickelodeon Dora Applesauce Squeezersis hosting a product photo contest for children. Your child(ren) can pose, holding a Nick Squeezers. Then, people will vote to choose their favorite photo. The winner of the content will win a $500 Wal-Mart Gift Card.

Wal-Mart recently rolled back the price on Squeezers from $1.15 to .88 per pouch. Squeezers are also sold at Target. Pricing varies.

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Information about Nick Squeezers

  • 100% Fruit
  • 100% Gluten Free
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup 
  • No Food coloring
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • 100% Natural
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Vampire Academy Prize Pack for Houstonians (Money Saving Parent Blogger Promotion)

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Enter for your chance to win a VAMPIRE ACADEMY PRIZE PACK!
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Prize Pack Includes:

  1. 2 - Lollipops
  2. 2 - Nail Polish
  3. 2 - Minis
  4. 1 - iPhone case
  5. 1 - Pencil
  6. 1 – Hoodie
  7. 2 VIP Passes– Meet and Greet Passes at Galleria Fan Event on January 29th. NOTE: *Winner must check in by 5:00PM in front of the Macy’s store front.

VAMPIRE ACADEMY STARS VISIT HOUSTON - And YOU get a chance to be a VIP (or VIV - Very Important Vampire)

WHAT: Zoey Deutch (Rose Hathaway), Lucy Fry (Lissa Dragomir ) and Dominic Sherwood (Christian Ozera) from The Weinstein Company’s upcoming film VAMPIRE ACADEMY, will be stopping in Houston to greet fans.

Fans will be treated to hair and makeup styling to achieve a special VAMPIRE ACADEMY inspired look. After the mini-makeover is final, fans can show their inner Vamp by taking their photo with a fashion photographer.

The fan event is free and open to the public. Talent meet and greets and fan photo booth will be first come, first serve.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
2:00pm – VAMPIRE ACADEMY Fan Experience Begins (near Adidas store front)
5:30pm – Talent Meet and Greet (in front of Macy’s)
WHERE: Houston Galleria
5085 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056
Here's your entry - must be 18+ or older to enter. Good LUCK!
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Based on author Richelle Mead’s worldwide bestselling series, VAMPIRE ACADEMY tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians). Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa – a royal vampire Princess - have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St.Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy. Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love-interest, Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa’s guardian. Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her from within the Academy walls and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside its sanctuary.

Rating :PG 13


Cheerios Multigrain Dark Chocolate Flavor Product Review (Platefull Co-op)

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.
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I received Cheerios Multigrain Dark Chocolate, in exchange for honest review from Platefull Co-Op. I received the cereal two days ago. Needless to say, it is gone now and I want some more. I loved the cereal and so did my two- year old son, and my one-year old great niece.

I wanted to try the Cheerios Dark Chocolate because it was new and exciting. I am not a big fan of regular cheerios, not because they are not good, but because the toddlers like to throw cheerios (and other cereal) all over the floor. The Dark Chocolate was excellent. I ate half the box before I realized it. The dark chocolate mixes in regular cheerios with dark chocolate cheerios. No milk is needed.

Kalen hijacked my cereal today and ate the other half of the box, not to mention the part, which hit the floor. I definitely will be buying more Dark Chocolate in the future.

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