Oct 192013

We are a family of five. When it comes to snacking, we are more like a family of fifty-five. With three growing boys in the house, we can never seem to have enough of one thing or at least something that makes them all happy. And yes, I am including Paul in the category of growing boy since he still eats like he is in puberty. When G.H. Cretors Popped Corn offered to send us some samples to try, the answer was easy: Yes!

 A Review Of Popped Corn

G.H. Cretors Popped Corn is all natural with yummy flavors like Cheddar Cheese, Caramel and Chicago (which mixes Cheddar and Caramel). The popped corn is fresh and not soggy tasting like other popped corn mixes. The flavors are amazing. The cheddar cheese will swear you off all other fakey cheese powder snacks because it tastes like real cheddar. The caramel is so good there was nearly a riot when we found that one of the sample bags was temporarily misplaced (actually it had been hidden by Paul). Our favorite had to be the Chicago mix because the combination of the savory cheese and decadently coated caramel popped corn was great.

The lists of ingredients are clearly labeled and there is nothing in these snacks that is hard to pronounce. They are gluten free, no GMOs and Kosher. It is a yummy snack made with real food that I do not mind my kids eating.

Go to their site right now for a Halloween discount! Also follow them on Facebook.

We were provided a sample of the product. We received no remuneration for this feature/review. All opinions are ours.

Sep 142013

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle.

I know that I have a personal cleanliness routine that most would think borders on being compulsive and a tad obsessive. I don’t have many ‘have tos’ in my repertoire but being clean is definitely one of them. I like being able to ‘guarantee freshness’. What does that mean? I am not washing my hands to the point where Lady MacBeth would be ‘woah, Lee’. I just like being ready for anything like an impromptu gynecologist visit. Get it?

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Cottonelle asked me to try out their new care routine which included their toilet paper and new wipes because my cleanliness is legendary. As a Mom, I always keep wipes on me for any yucky emergency that my kids can create but I have not used wipes in the bathroom because it was my understanding that they were not plumbing friendly. However, Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths were designed to work with Cottonelle Toilet Paper to get you clean and not mess up your plumbing. This tells me that I am not the only person who wishes to guarantee freshness.

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I also have to mention that the Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths come in a lovely dispenser that actually looks nice in the bathroom. The kid’s wipies always came in bulky boxes that made it hard to pull one out and were not exactly packaged for display. These new cleansing cloths come out easily and, also unlike the wipes, do not feel shockingly cold or wet. After you use them, you don’t feel like you need to air dry. You just feel clean.

I know, you are feeling a little weirded out by this conversation but don’t be. Everybody goes to the bathroom. Everybody has bodily function. There is no reason we should not be discussing this in an open forum. Cottonelle wants to have this conversation. They have partnered with Cherry Healey to talk about wiping. Cottonelle’s Care Routine is being discussed right now on their Facebook page. That’s right! People like you and me are discussing their bathroom routines and incorporating the Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths in their cool, easy to use dispenser on Facebook! Nothing leaves you feeling cleaner and fresher than the Cottonelle Care Routine. Visit the Cottonelle Facebook page and let’s talk about your bum.

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Cottonelle wants to get you talking about your bum and on a better way to clean “down there” by using the Cottonelle Clean Routine. By combining the use of Cottonelle Toilet Paper and Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths, the Cottonelle Clean Routine is a revolutionary way to keep your bum cleaner.

Are you ready? Don’t be shy! Visit http://www.facebook.com/cottonelle to learn more about the Cottonelle Clean Routine and join the clean routine conversation.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle.

 Cottonelle To Guarantee Freshness

Jun 172013

We found something new for CoupleDumb’s Favorite Things!

We have been married for a long time. One of our secrets is that our relationship is our priority. We do little things to remind each other that we are important. A text message. A Facebook update. An inside joke. A reminder of a memory that we created long ago.

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This is why we love this new app from Twyxt available in iTunes and Android. It is a social media platform just for the two of you. The app was designed for a couple to keep in touch on a very personal, private platform. It has a ton of features that help not only to stay intimate but share the important things of life.

Messaging- There messaging was especially designed for a couple. Their smiley faces go beyond a kiss and include sharing your moods from happy to horny.

Calendar- The calendar is more than sharing soccer games. It also helps you save special memories and becomes a couple journal.

Lists- If you are like us, you are run by your to do list. The list feature allows you to share your list with your partner and it stays updated on both sides.

Photos- Share photos with your partner that are meant only for the two of you and create memories that you will be able to share for a long time.

Soon they will be coming out with a virtual shoebox for couples to keep their e-keepsakes from great text messages to pictures.

The best part of this app is that it is secure. All text and photos are encrypted so that you are only sharing with your partner. And, if your phone gets misplaced or stolen, they are well protected.

Twyxt.us is free to download on iTunes and Android. Make your smartphone also smart about love, go download Twyxt right now.

We would like to thank Bianca Loew for her great idea and speaking with us about it.  We were not compensated in any way for this feature. All opinions are ours.

May 312013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tree Hut for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


When we were asked to write about the Tree Hut products, we said “No problem. We have some on our shelf.” We have the Body Scrub but would like to try out the Tree Hut foot scrub. Yes, we are all about the scrubs. Both metaphorically and physically, we believe in getting rid of dead skin. There is something invigorating about exfoliating, using a scrub.

We like the Tree Hut products because they are natural. The scrubs are mainly made of sugar. They have little else except some moisturizing stuff for the skin. There are no parabens or DMDM. And, happily, they use no animal testing.  We have not tried the Tree Hut foot cream yet. That would be a good product to sample after using the scrub. You know how it goes: first the scrub then the cream. It makes the skin glow.

treehutfoot GoogleSearch zpsdd84afd4 Natural Beauty By Taking Something Offcbd0f3b52d697669a8960ee870a7abc4 Natural Beauty By Taking Something OffLee’s style of fashion is very natural. She can do the girly-girl stuff but mainly natural beauty for her requires simplicity and comfort. That is why products that add to her beauty by removing things like dead skin are preferable to products like makeup that covers up her natural beauty.  As a little side note, you can’t go wrong with variations of black. Black is something else that brings out the natural beauty by keeping it simple.

Go and like like Tree Hut on Facebook and follow Tree Hut on Twitter .Those are two of the best ways to keep informed about their products and any discounts or coupons that they might have.

 Natural Beauty By Taking Something Off

Apr 052013

Recently, I have been asked to write about attorneys and the legal system. We know that lawyers are the butt of many jokes but they do serve a purpose. The justice system keeps us safe. If it was not for this system then we would have anarchy. The justice system gives us a structured way to hash out our differences. A personal injury attorney will help navigate through the legal system when we are hurt. They act as consultants and advocates for those situations when we cannot help ourselves.

Whether it is a personal injury attorney in California or a worker’s compensation lawyer in Florida, they all play an important role in our civilization. Have you ever needed to deal with the legal system? For anyone that has, they know that it is not easy. It is easy to make jokes about lawyers but the moment that you are hurt and wronged, the humor is gone. That is when we all make the phone call.

After I needed an attorney my option on them changed. Yes, like everything else, it is important to do your research and find the right one for you. And then it is all about working the system and getting your life back on track.