Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Product Review: BFF Sweets

Like anyone else...I have a sweet tooth!  I am always on the hunt for the best tasting cake balls!  So when I saw that BFF Sweets had a sampler for only $6....I had to jump on that!!!

Normally, these samplers come with 1 chocolate covered oreo, 1 peanut butter ball, 1 coconut ball, and 2 cake balls of the seller's choice.  since I am not the biggest coconut fan....the owner gave me 2 peanut butter balls.  BFF Sweets has more though!  She also sells chocolate pops, chocolate covered pretzel rods, and even doggy treats! 

Here is what I got:

(Like a little present!)

I ordered these on Sunday and had them by Tuesday!  Very speedy service!  The owner, Liz, is very one on one.  I love the personalized service!

(PB Ball, Chocolate Cake Ball, and Strawberry Cake Ball)

The verdict......YUM!  Well worth the money!!!  I have had chocolate covered oreos that didn't stand out for me....but the peanut butter ball......holy cow!  There is no other way to describe it!  The cake balls were moist and delicious as well!  I loved the strawberry with the white chocolate....I wish an extra one would have accidentally feel into my box!!!!
I opted for the lower cost shipping which meant I didn't get an ice pack (by all the extra bit for an ice pack if you have an issue with melting during hot weather or are ordering a large amount).  My items shipped well and had no melting to them!  They came wrapped up like a little present just for me (and I want to stress "JUST FOR ME!"  LOL!)

BFF Sweets

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Dreaded Diet......

I have come to the conclusion, that no matter how determined you might be, the stress that comes from being a mommy of an infant and a six year old is enough to cause major set backs in a person's diet.  We are now 2 1/2 months into my diet.  I am down 3 pounds.  Not where I wanted to be, but I will take anything.  Before my pregnancy, I wore a size 16 (10 before my daughter).  Now, I am ashamed to say I am wearing a size 22 (although a 22 is pretty baggy, but my butt won't allow a 20 to fit over it!).  My goal for the end of this be able to fit into at least an 18.  I think this would help with some self confidence issues I am having right now, and will help push me to loose more weight. 
Now for the personal stuff....being the biggest I have ever been has put a lot on me.  It is harder for me to move around, I'm embarrassed, ashamed, and the biggest husband.  When we first met, I was half the size I am today.  Everyday I have the same thoughts......Why is he still here?......Is he ashamed too?.....Is he looking at other women wishing he had a woman like that?  Being unhappy with your body opens up a whole world of issues.  For my sanity, my health, my confidence, and possibly my marriage......I will continue to watch what I eat, and possibly work harder at achieving my ultimate goal. 

3 down, 97 to go.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Product Review: CreaClip

Today I received my long awaited CreaClip!  I found out about this company through Facebook and was intrigued by it!

The CreaClip is a set of two clamps (a large white one and a smaller blue one).  These clamps hold your hair in place so you can cut/trim it on your own.  It works for straight bangs, long hair, layers, side bangs, and trimming your hair!

CreaClip was nominated as "The Best New Product of the Year" by The Stevie Awards for Women in Business!

My package arrived very quickly!  It came with two clips, one for the front and one for the back.

My camera isn't being nice, so I am not able to post before and after pictures as I would have liked to.  At first the larger clip wasn't holding my hair.  But after a few times, I got it!  I layered my hair.  I also decided to give myself side bangs!

The end result......LOVE IT!

I paid $30 (plus s&h) for a product that I can use over and over instead of paying $30 per haircut!  This product is well worth the price!  I plan to use this on my daughter.  Hopefully it will be easier!

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Monday, June 20, 2011

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Product Review: April's Tasty Treats

I recently order a dozen cake balls from April's Tasty Treats.  Usually, when I do a review, the vendor contacts me and sends me a sample product free of charge, in return, I do a review and help promote their business.  However, I am a Fan of April's Tasty Treats on Facebook and wanted so badly to try some of her yummy creations!  April's Tasty Treats is a small business owned by April Ockerman.  She is a proud mama of two!  I am all about supporting small businesses owned by stay at home mom's!

(Here is a picture of some of the cake balls I received!)

Here is what I got: White Chocolate Rasberry, Red Velvet, Chocolate Cherry Dr. Pepper, Rocky Road, Caramel, Carrot, Mint, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Strawberry, and Banana Pudding.

When I got them, the instruction sheet had smudged from the ice packs!  I believe it was trying to tell me to put them in the fridge as soon as I got them, but between me and my daughter....we couldn't wait!!!!

All of her cake balls were moist and delicious!  But of course I had my favorites!  I am a huge fan of red velvet cake....but as many of you know, sometimes people don''t make it right.  April's red velvet was delicious.....period!  It was not my favorite though!  The chocolate cherry Dr. Pepper was another one worth mentioning!  It had tiny bits of cherry inside of it!  Yum!  But still....not my favorite!  I am not a fan of strawberry cake, although I love strawberries!  April's strawberry cake bits, however, did change my mind fast!  It was by far my favorite of them all!!!!!  Words can't describe it!  I must say, there was not one flavor that I turned my nose up at!  They were all so yummy!  My husband even loved the carrot cake, and he is not a fan of sweets at all!

If you are looking for delicious cake balls, maybe a custom order, and very fair prices....head on over to April's Tasty Treats!

Contact Info:
April's Tasty Treats
April Ockerman (owner)

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Dreaded Diet: The Start of the Second Month the scale is for now, we shall go on inches!  Sadly, I did not measure my waist before I started.  So this is somewhat of another start.  I measured around the largest part of my stomach.....54 inches.  :(  Maybe now that I have this number, I can become more motivated!  It's tough!  My 9 month old still has his sleepless nights, and not to mention his sleepless days.  It is exhausting trying to keep up with my 2 young children!  Maybe I should learn how to brew a cup of joe!  Yes, sadly I can brulee an custard and make coq au vin perfectly, but I can't make a cup of coffee!  We have eneterd mowing season!  I have taken this duty from my hubby in an attempt to shed more inches!  Speaking of which, it is in the 80's today, and the grass is long, so I think I will get to that now!