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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Perdue Oven Ready: Seriously Good, Not Serious Work

 Since I'm a BzzAgent, I got to try the Perdue Oven Ready Roaster for free. It was amazing.
 


Simple process: Take it out of the outer bag, toss it still inside the inner bag into a pan, cut a small slit in it, into the over it goes. Smooth, no fuss, no muss.

The beauty is the end result. Tender, juicy, flavorful...the result that usually requires hours of brining to achieve. Best proof of how good it was? Right here.



That's my three-year-old's plate. But there's no chicken on it!


Exactly.

The leftovers are just as good, and plentiful. Even after the family pounced on the poor bird, I was able to make a batch of chicken fried rice and still have just enough left for this great buffalo chicken salad.



But the best part is when I learned that this product, in addition to being easy and tasty, is also USDA Process Verified. Perdue was the first poultry company to achieve that. To receive this, they must:

1.     Present a detailed program to USDA with support for why this program is appropriate and accurate
2.     Implement the program successfully
3.     Pass continual audits from the USDA AMS auditors
4.     If new validated practices evolve in the future, the program must change to include these new practices.

So it's not just a one-time thing. I know I like to have confidence that a brand will be consistent in their practices, and I'm overjoyed to know that a personal favorite brand like Perdue has the highest of standards. All the more reason that the Perdue Oven Ready Roaster has found  a permanent place in my heart, and on my grocery list.
















 


Torani or Not Torani...A Delicious Question With An Easy Answer.

I'm a member of SheSpeaks.com, and in return for this sponsored post, I got to try Torani Flavored Syrups. It was kind of fun, because I didn't know until they arrived what I would get.


Ta-Daaa!!!


Now, I was told there would be recipes, but when I visited torani.com, The website pretty much shrugged and said, "Coffee, maybe?" on the search for both flavors. So I was on my own...my voyage began.

First stop was the logical one...put these lovely items into coffee. I prefer iced, so I whipped up my usual iced coffee with vanilla soy milk, (Okay, two of them) and added the Gingerbread Syrup to one and the Sugar Free Salted Caramel Syrup to the other. It was unbelievable. I've been paying coffee places beaucoup bucks to make me coffee that tastes that good, and all I had to do all this time was buy Torani syrup.

Tell me that is not some seriously sexy looking coffee.

The Gingerbread flavor blended with the vanilla flavor of the milk to create a spicy creamy meld that brought to mind fresh gingerbread with whipped cream. The salted caramel...I seriously couldn't tell it was sugar free, and I am uber sensitive to that. SO, so good...no exaggeration, just like a barista made it. I had a similar drink at a high-priced chain, and my home brew was right on the same plane.


Creative juices fueled, I think of the other end of the beverage spectrum: Alcohol. But what goes good with a gingerbread flavor...

AMARETTO!

I mixed up an Amaretto and Coke, and added a splash of the Gingerbread Syrup. It was very tasty, reminiscent of spiced rum, but richer.

Thirsty yet? 


So that left the Salted Caramel. And inspiration struck again. If coffee is Torani Syrup's best friend, then coffee liqueur is a no-brainer. So I mixed up a coffee liqueur and cream and added a splash of the Salted Caramel Syrup.

 
So sweet. creamy and smooth, it almost counts as dessert. Yes, almost...because the muse struck again.

If it makes a nice creamy drink, wouldn't it make a nice creamy dessert?

It does. I added the Gingerbread Syrup to vanilla pudding.

It gives it almost an eggnog flavor, perfect for the holidays. Being basic vanilla pudding, it could be used in a variety of desserts, from pies to parfaits.

My eyes have been opened to all of the possibilities. I had eyed Torani Syrups in the store, never realizing how versatile and fun they were. I'm going to enjoy trying new ideas with these two flavors, and plan to try many more in the future.

A Bit About Torani:
Since 1925, 3rd generation family-owned Torani has been crafting great tasting flavored syrups that coffeehouses use to make their flavored drinks taste so delicious. With over 120 flavors in Regular and Sugar Free varieties, Torani flavored syrups are perfect for flavored lattes, mochas, coffees, cocoas, Italian sodas, teas, lemonades, cocktails and smoothies. Coffeehouse professionals choose Torani flavors because they are expertly crafted and made with the highest quality ingredients, like natural flavors and pure cane sugar. The Sugar Free flavors have no calories and are sweetened with Splenda. Now, Torani flavored syrups are widely available at retail so you can easily create authentic coffeehouse quality drinks at home.




Saturday, November 24, 2012

Wake Up and Smell The Fair Trade: Green Mountain Coffee

Straight up...anyone who offers me free coffee is guaranteed to become my new best friend. So when this BzzAgent Campaign came across my inbox, I was only too happy to accept.



If you're not familiar with the concept of Fair Trade, essentially, it promotes a higher pay rate to exporters of certain goods to promote sustainability in developing countries. Short version, better pay, better conditions, better way of life.

So that gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling already.  The coffee itself turns up the heat.

I personally adore the smell of brewing coffee...it's comforting for me. The scent of the Green Mountain Coffee was amazing: rich and smooth, with a cleanness to the aroma that I hadn't found before. And the flavor backs it up. I brew strong, and it was still smooth and clean, without the harsh bitterness I get with a lot of coffees. I had it both hot and iced, with and without creamer, and it was great in all incarnations.


The cost is a bit higher than average, but happy karma, god vibes and great coffee is worth the extra cost. It's become my new treat and secret vice. We will be happy together on many future journeys into Fair Trade Heaven.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Decorate it Forward this Holiday Season with Kmart...and win a $15 gift card!



I received a $15 gift card from Smiley360 in exchange for my review. You'd be amazed how far that $15 can go with all the great deals at Kmart. What's even more awesome is you can holiday shop Kmart from your comfy chair, and reap big rewards. Check out the Shop Your Way Rewards Program. Access to exclusive coupons and discounts, even a early grab at Black Friday deals? Yes, you want this.

It can't be that great, you say? Insane, you say? Hark, the herald website sings. So many pretties from designers like Jaclyn Smith and Sandra Lee, and some fun and innovative decor, like this Lighted Harley Santa Christmas Decoration. I personally thought the latter was fantastic. 

While shopping, I picked up a 2012 St. Jude Holiday Bear Ornament. For every  bear ornament purchased between November 1st and December 25th, $1 goes to St. Jude Children's' Research Hospital. It's only $5, so you can do good even on a budget. Not to mention it's incredibly adorable.



A fun diversion from shopping: The Virtual Ornament Creator. Here's my creation, starring my pretty baby girl:


If you feel lucky, there's even a chance to win a holiday shopping spree with your choice of designer: The Decorate It Forward Sweeps. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't want a trip to either LA or the Big Apple to go shopping with Jaclyn Smith or Sandra Lee. Please, tie me down and make me accept it. I'm in, for sure.

I admit, I hadn't been to Kmart in quite a while. I was amazed at the quality and range of the merchandise. I will be making Kmart a much more consistent shop stop in the future, and Decorating it Forward this Holiday Season!

Now's the good part: You too can get your very own $15 Kmart Gift Card! I'll make it easy for you. All you need to do is comment on this post with what you would like to buy with that lovely gift card. I'll choose a winner at random at 12 pm on December 3, 2012. So scope out the Kmart Holiday Shop, and let me hear you make some noise!

Gorton's Skillet Crisp Tilapia - Not Your Standard Frozen Fish

 Because I'm a BzzAgent, I had the privilege of getting to try Gorton's Skillet Crisp Tilapia frozen fish for free. Darling, I would have paid them. It was just that good.

 

You just drop it in a frying pan or skillet and cook it up. No fuss, no muss, no drama. But it tastes like you spent a long time on it. My husband despises frozen fish, and it fooled him. It cooks up with a fresh taste, and the breading is lighter than the usual frozen filets. On the flip side, my kids, who ONLY like frozen fish, also gobbled it down.

These are made with whole 5-star filets, none of that chopped fish junk. I went with the Classic Seasonings myself, but there's also a Garlic and Herb variety. And happy day, no MSG, artificial flavors or colors

It also offers an option to bake it in the oven. I tried that method as well. It gets a bit browner, but the taste is still great, and it doesn't dry out.

I went on the Gorton's website for meal ideas and got this glorious recipe for a fish sandwich with a kicky, spicy sauce. It is worth the extra time to make that sauce. I loved it.

Gorton's Skillet Crisp Tilapia will be in my freezer again, and again. A great product from a great company I've used and trusted for a long time.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

At Long Last...The Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin

I said I would go into more detail, and I try not to lie unless my soul is up on Ebay or something. Ahem...

I was a lucky recipient of the Beauty Bloggers VoxBox from Influenster, and the first thing that brought out the long buried cheerleader in me was when I spotted the long requested but never granted wish of the Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin.



I have had long hair for about twenty years. Okay, now that I've gotten over the fact that I'm that old, I'll get to the point. My hair is not only very long (waist length) but very fine. In addition, my eight month old daughter and three year old son seem to ignore the fact that it's attached to my scalp and use it to help them create a Mommy rock climbing wall. I had seen the Spin Pin advertised, and saw it as an answer to my prayers.

Anyone with long, fine hair knows that it won't stay restrained in anything, no matter how tight you wind it. I have made threats to shave my head, but for numerous reasons, did not follow through.

To give the Spin Pin a realistic test, I did what I would normally do: Grab my hair, wind it in a knot, and fasten it in place. It took a couple of tries to get the hang of putting the pins in, but I got it down.

The result:

That bun was SECURE. I did the Willow Smith thing and whipped my hair, but it stayed snug.

I have been using these every day since. The little ones are still playing Tarzan on my hair, but they now have to work for it. I must get more Spin Pins, because it would be a sad day for me if these get lost.

Influenster Strikes Again - The Beauty Blogger VoxBox

I was thrilled to hear I was going to receive the Beauty Blogger VoxBox. However, I had no idea of the wow factor contained within. Scope this:


Is that not a thing of Beauty, indeed?

First off, the Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin. I am not kidding...these have been on my Christmas list for a long time. I have extremely long, extremely fine hair, and two young children who are firmly convinced that its primary purpose is baby bungee cord. I like to keep it pulled back and up to prevent this. I will go into more detail in a later post.

Next to it is proof that prayers are answered. I have been addicted to Bath and Body Works since my teen years, and now they make mini candles. I got Pumpkin Cupcake scented, and let me tell you, it is heavenly. I even got a coupon to get more, so it's all over but the screams of joy. It did burn quickly, though bigger ones can be had.

Next, something I hadn't heard of: Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream. I'll tell you, anything that can take my daughter's rat nest mop that looks like this:
And turn it into this:


Might just find its way into my normal rotation. Very impressive, in my opinion. It smells nice, too.

Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit: Proof I lack a key element of femininity. I seriously could not get them onto my own eyes. However, putting them on another person's was easy as pie. They include this little applicator thingy that makes is very simple to keep them lined up. So any fault lies in my lack of skill, not the lashes.

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact: This made me squeal like a tween. As you can see, it is a full palette, and includes a primer that really keeps the color in place. It didn't bug my skin at all, either. I felt all classy and what not, and the instructions showed me where everything goes. This is very good, for as I said before, I lack certain feminine genes. And before you fuss: It costs 4.99. Damned good, I think.

Finally, something I've mentioned before: EBOOST energy powder. The orange is pretty tasty, and it does give you a short term feel-good boost. I do admit to curiosity about the other flavors they have, especially Acai Pomegranate.

I was not cool enough to rate the Vitabath Fragrance Mist or the Boots No.7 Beautiful Skin Skincare system, sniffle. But all of this fun stuff was given to me compliments of Influenster for testing purposes, just to hear what I think, so I can't exactly wail in abject despair too long.

Okay, I'm already over it. THANK YOU, INFLUENSTER!!! So many pretties.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bragging Again: Influenster!

 
You've probably seen my many posts about Influenster, where I reviewed the wicked cool products I got by being a member. But now I get to brag about how where the awesomeness flows: Their new website!

The old site was very simple. Tabs at the top, everything within those tabs. I had basic info, but I didn't really know how you were doing from day to day, if you get my drift. The tabs are still there, but now there is so much more going on.

Now instead of just hoping you get picked for their product trial program (The aforementioned VoxBoxes of Great Joy) you can complete tasks to help your odds.

Too much work? Goodness no! These tasks are very simple, from doing short surveys to answering questions posted by other members. I personally love giving helpful advice, and am more opinionated than you can believe, so it's like second nature.

If you already blog about certain subjects, you're good to go right there. The more social media savvy you are, the better you do.

It's very professionally done. I love the color scheme. If I had any complaints, I would have preferred a "Return to Previous Page" linkup on some pages, especially when I'm working on a task with multiple steps. Also to code the hyperlinks so that they automatically open in a new tab/window. What also might be neat would be to get an email alert when items that are "Under Review" are complete.

I know, I know, I'm the luckiest person alive. But guess what? You can be too!!!

You can sign up to be an Influenster right here. And all this happy can be yours.

GO!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Naturals VoxBox: Healthy Happy

I was lucky enough to qualify for the Naturals VoxBox (a box of samples and goodies to test) through Influenster. Scope it:

What did this happy girl get?

The Original Dish Drying Mat

Cleanwell All Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes

EBOOST Natural Energy Booster

Splenda Nectresse Natural Sweetener

SheaMoisture Raw Shea, Chamomile & Argan Baby Bar Soap

LypSyl LypMoisturizer

GEODEO® Natural Deodorant Plus Detox Complex


Thank you, Influenster, and all these lovely companies, for the opportunity to try all of these out!




Vox to the Naturals Box: EBOOST, the Not-So Energetic Energy Drink.

More Influenster Noms to try for free, this time EBOOST Natural Energy Daily Health Booster. Yes, this!

I will say it is probably the best tasting energy type drink I've tried. It's like a fizzy (and it fizzes like you wouldn't believe) orange drink, like those little Hugs drinks.

I did feel an immediate boost in both energy and all around well-being as well. So it was a fantastic experience.

UNTIL...

About two hours after, the upped energy started to fade. Within three hours, that aspect was gone. I still had a "healthy" sensation, but my butt was dragging.

So my official opinion is that it's REALLY yummy, works well as an immunity booster, but only good for a short duration as an energy drink.

Go get some for yourself! EBOOST Site.


Son of Naturals VoxBox: CleanWell All-Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes

More awesome free products from Influenster!!!

Two things that rock about CleanWell All-Natural Hand SanitizingWipes:

Number one: The scent is awesome. I know I go on and on about scent, but my nose is my master sometimes, and scent can be a dealbreaker with me. The scent is lemony, with a rich undertone. It works well for both adults and kids.



Speaking of kids, that leads me to Rocking Thing Number Two:

You can use them on faces. I have a very gross toddler who thinks walking around with crust on his face is just fine. I beg to differ. Having something that sanitizes instead of just cleans is just what I was looking for.

They have many, many products. I totally want to check out their Orange Vanilla scent. See here: Cleanwell Site


Naturals VoxBox Trey: The Original™ Dish Drying Mat

I was in holding hands mode with Influenster before, but The Original™ Dish Drying Mat made me want to make out with them. It's the godsend that replaces those annoying drying racks. Scope it:






It's a nice, thick mat that goes on your countertop. When you don't need it, it tucks away, and you have your counter back.

I actually had one already, another brand, that cost me 9.99 at Target. The Original™ Dish Drying Mat is bigger, thicker, dries more quickly and doesn't require the frequent washing my other one did to keep away the musty smell. The Kicker?  The Original™ Dish Drying Mat is also half the cost. 4.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond.

I use this many many times a day, as I handwash pots, glasses, and the like. I'm a busy Mom of three, so anything that makes my life easier is a huggy thing to me. I will be using this Mat forever. At that price, I'm getting a few!

Again, thanks for much for the complimentary Dish Mat, Influenster...much much happy from one item!

More info:  The Original™ Dish Drying Mat Site

More Naturals VoxBox: LypSyl Intense Protection LypMoisturizer

Ah, those Influenster elves have done it again. I got another fantastic product free to try.

All natural can't possibly do a good job, right? Especially not a lip balm. Lip balm has to be nasty and greasy to have any chance of lasting past the application.

WRONG WRONG WRONG.

Scope the beauty that is LypSyl Intense Protection LypMoisturizer.

This is fabulous stuff. Seriously. It has a delicate, minty fresh scent to it that actually wakes me up.

Ah, but does it work???

Patience, grasshopper. Yes, it works like you wouldn't believe. I can put it on and it keeps my lips soft for hours. And the best part: it's not greasy. At all.

Actually, that's not the best part. The best part is it's ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS. With ultra-rich, organic shea butter, pure vitamins A and E, coconut oil. Made with pure Swedish beeswax.

Even better..Not tested on animals!

It's also got the cutest applicator I've ever seen. A little sliding bee. Seriously.

Find out more here: Lypsyl Lipbalm

My New Addiction: SheaMoisture Baby Bar Soap

I received a complimentary bar of SheaMoisture Raw Shea, Chamomile & Argan Baby Bar Soap as part of my Naturals VoxBox (I love you, Influenster!).  People, this soap is just fantastic.

First off, what most folks notice first about soap: the scent. It mentions Frankincense and Myrrh, but it's not that overpowering patchouli headshop reek you might imagine. It's very sweet and subtle, and makes a baby head most smoochable.

Second: It does what it says it will. Mainly its  NATURAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES. Well, I don't know too much about the anit-aging...we'll see with continued use. However, both my daughter's and my skin improved after just one use. For my daughter, it cleared a stubborn heat rash, and all around smoothed her skin. For me, it soothed those annoying red bumps I get on my arms (You know what I mean, the upper arm bump thing? Hate them.). This is one use, people. If it keeps going this well, I'll look like my twenties again.

One caveat: it lasts well, UNLESS it sits in a puddle in the shower. It gets kind of goopy then. It will dry out okay, though.

SheaMoisture has a whole line of products for both baby and me, so I plan to do me some shopping. Check them out at SheaMoisture's Site. Much happy there.

Again, thanks so much, Influester, for the free bathtime treat!




Saturday, October 6, 2012

If You're An Author and Like Readers...Read This.

As my bio states, I am the owner of an independent publishing house, Mojocastle Press LLC. I have been in the ebook/ publishing industry for more than ten years, in various incarnations.

In order to run my business, there are two groups of people I am required to keep happy: Authors and Readers. The authors need to be happy to produce; the readers need to be happy to buy.

This is not as simple as you might think, as I learned from a very enlightening conversation I had with one of my Twitter folks recently. It concerned author's responses to bad reviews.

Obviously, authors don't like bad reviews. They worked hard on that book, and having someone say negative things about it is like being told that you have an ugly baby. The authors' reactions can be very strong, ranging from posting angry rebuttals on the review to trashing the reviewer in various social media. Obviously, the reader knew how personal those remarks were to the author, and they're just being mean/obnoxious/jealous because they've never written a book. Right?

Maybe not.

There is a certain faction of folks who post on the internet just to hurt others, but for many readers, they simply aren't aware that the author takes it so personally. With social media breaking down the barriers between businesses and customers, people are very comfortable talking directly to companies and issuing complaints/compliments, even huge conglomerates.

They don't see the books as the profound result of giving artistic birth, but as simply another product they're expressing their opinion on. The ebook format builds on that impression, due to the huge numbers of available books and the instant gratification.

Could they be more sensitive?

Sure. But wouldn't you want the actual, honest opinion? If it's constructive and valid, it's a useful tool to be a better writer. If it's not, and one of those reviews posted by one of the hater minority, then it doesn't require a response; the idiocy of the review tends to invalidate it on its own. In many cases, it has the effect of creating interest in the very title it attempted to slander.

Well, an author can post a gentle, kind rebuttal, right?

Maybe not.

Because of the virulent responses in the past, many readers have a hair trigger response to ANY communication from the author. Even if it's a completely benign post, the reader and their fans may flare back.

So what can the author do?

In most cases, according to the reader I chatted with on Twitter, the best move is to do nothing. For the reasons I mentioned above, it's not really necessary. If it's offensive or severely inflammatory, i.e. a personal attack on the author, or anything else that is grounds for a legal case, it's best to handle it via a lawyer or other source of legal advice, instead of in a useless flame war. Take what's constructive and use it, and ignore what isn't. If they really annoy you, kill them off in your next book. Anything can spark the muse.

Why don't you take the author's side?

I am. It's in the author's best interest to present a professional face to the world, and an approachable personality to the readers. I want to see them succeed. Posting rants on social media doesn't accomplish that. Going into a deep funk over a few lines on Amazon doesn't do it, either.

What it really come down to is that it's a reader's opinion. One may pan a book, while hundreds adore it. It shouldn't ruin your day, month, or writing career. Note it, take away from it what you can, and move on.

The reader already has.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pretties For The Nose! Now You Knows.

The Glade Expressions Collection combines sexy scents with sexy looks. Both the Oil Diffusers and the Mists are designed to look more like decor and less like a cleaning product.



It actually works. I used the light woodgrain style, and it looks like part of my furniture. I LOVE the art deco design in white that the spray bottles come in. You'd think it would make it hard to use, but nope, just squeeze.



The Scents: Yum. I'm already a huge fan of Pineapple Mangosteen and Fuji Apple and Cardamom.

I have also tried the Italian Mandarin and Cotton scent. Not as appealing...I prefer fruity scents over perfumey, and this one was more the latter.

I haven't yet gotten my hands on the Lavender and Juniper Berry scent, but I am intrigued. I tend to like lavender scents on a case by case basis, and that sounds like an interesting combination. I'm very thrilled with this on every level, and look forward to a lovely smelling (and looking) house for a long time.

Thank you, BzzAgent.com, for this opportunity!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Unreal...so Real. And SO GOOD. (Review, BzzAgent)

I got a change to sample UnReal Candy free as a BzzAgent. Oh my goodness, is it awesome. Unreal candy is candy that has been "Unjunked". No corn syrup, no GMOS, no partially hydrogenated oils, no artificial anything.



I know what you're thinking. No, it does not taste like cardboard. It tastes like highbrow chocolates.

I tried Unreal 77 (Peanut Butter Cups). And it is awesome. Creamy peanut butter, a smooth chocolate coating. But they're TOO DANGED SMALL.

I also tried Unreal 5 (Chocolate, nougat and caramel). Again, way too good and way too small. (.:

There's a bit of a transition in flavor...you can't expect them to taste like their mainstream counterparts. They don't. But once your palate adjusts, you won't miss those bad old chemicals one bit.

A plus...normally chocolate of any kind gives me major heartburn. Neither of these did.

You can find them at CVS, Walgreens, BJ's, Michael's, Rite Aid, and more places every day!

Check it out: Unreal Website

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bumbo...or Dumbos?

Much drama about a Bumbo recall. Of course babies can fall out of them...there's no harness. They are designed for use on the floor only, which is outlined on the package when you buy them. They are meant for babies who can sit up with minimal support, and should not be left unattended.

Because that is apparently too complex for some people to grasp, the manufacturers are sending you kits to attach a harness to them, which I think defeats the purpose of the design. It will also cause the idiots who originally ignored the instructions and left their kid unattended on a table in it to assume it's now safe to do just that.

If you can't read the instructions on a baby object, or even barring that, use basic common sense that would dictate that leaving a baby in a seat with no strap on an elevated surface is unsafe, you may want to reconsider the whole parenting thing.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Snips, Snails, Cottontails...and MURDER.

Just kidding on the murder. The Cottontails diapers are so far holding their own, and all of my daughter's. She hasn't really unleashed the Kraken yet, though. We all think our kids are just the most charming things ever spawned, but sometimes is irrefutable. Like when my son tells me he "loves me too much". Or when Baby Girl stops midwail when she sees me and grins. The big question, of course, is how much is too much when it comes to sharing. I personally only post when one of the children do something particularly entertaining. But what's the protocol? Is someone out there really interested in every little detail? If they are, should I call the police? Of course, this is the internet, which means someone will get annoyed no matter what you do. I'm curious. Random: if I see that damned Taco Bell Doritos taco commercial one more time, I'm going to snap, and the aftermath will be heinous. Damn, those look good.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Search for a Generic Diaper that Doesn't Suck: Part One - Cottontails

I've been one with Pampers since my first baby, twelve years ago. They have been the most consistent quality and poopthrough preventers. But generic cost half as much, so I'm curious as to whether or not cheap may not mean crap. First elimination: Food Lion Generic. Can not recall the name, both those things couldn't hold a lonely teardrop, much less my daughter's digestive aftermath. Now up for testing: Giant Foods generic, aka Cottontails. I know, squee, aww, all that. But cute will not help them against my daughter, master pooper and destroyer of onesies. I will continue soon.

Friday, May 4, 2012

I've Seen the Center of the Universe - You Aren't It.

It's not my job to build you up, or bring you down. I have better things to do with my time than ruin your life, truly I do. In fact, it's extremely likely you weren't even a blip on my screen during this time. You are not special, you are not cute, and in the grand scheme of things, you are NOTHING. You CHOOSE to think my life centers around what I can do to make you unhappy, but I don't even care enough to do that. Grow up and take responsibility for your own actions and choices. We're not your babysitters.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Science Diet Ideal Balance Cat Food

I got a free bag from BzzAgent.com to try. This is THE BOMB. My cats have only been eating it a couple of days and their overall health and energy levels have improved noticeably. They smell better, too. (.: