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MatchaDNA Milk Frother Review

MatchaDNA Milk Frother Review


Hello friends, if you like a frothy top on your coffee, tea or hot chocolate then you are definitely going to love this product. MatchaDNA Milk Frother is a small, handheld battery-operated whisk that creates creamy milk foam in just a few seconds. It’s also cute and really easy to operate and clean.

MatchaDNA Milk Frother

After you insert frother whisk into a glass of a hot or cold beverage filled to 1/4, turn it on and then holding it at a slight angle, move it up and down as it creates a rich and smooth foam.

Here’s a video so you can see how it actually works.

Now you can get the “Coffee House” frothed milk drink at home in seconds with the MatchaDNA Milk Frother and you can use any kind of milk: whole, almond, soy, coconut milk, or even a coffee creamer. The MatchaDNA Milk Frother is available and shipped quickly from and I think the little ones will love it because it’ll give them a great milk mustache!

So if you want to create one of those ‘fru fru’ coffee drinks at home order one today.

What is your favorite hot beverage, coffee, tea or hot chocolate?



Freshly Ground Pepper Post

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Disclosure:  I received the Savore Electric Pepper Grinder by Ozeri in order to facilitate this review, however, opinions are 100% my own.

Hello friends, do you like to top your salads and eggs with freshly ground pepper?

Savore Ozeri Pepper Grinder Review

When making an omelet for brunch freshly ground pepper is the only seasoning that I use because I don’t want to overpower any of the other ingredients.  

The Savore Electric Pepper Grinder by Ozeri has become one of my favorite kitchen tools and I wanted to show it off as well as a few of my culinary skills in the kitchen!

The Ozeri Savore pepper grinder has three settings for a fine to a coarse grain and the press top makes it easy to use with one hand.  The pepper grinder uses 6-AAA batteries (not included) and has a soft fingerprint-resistant coating.  

Initially it was very hard to twist open in order to put in the peppercorns and batteries, however, over time it has become much easier to turn.  If you are looking for a sturdy Pepper Grinder to add to your other kitchen tools, it can be ordered directly from  

What is your favorite seasoning?  

Happy New Year ~ Happy New You!


L’Oreal Paris New Age Perfect Cell Renewal

Disclosure:  I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network campaign for L’Oreal Age Perfect. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with L’Oreal Age Perfect and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.

Mirror Mirror on the wall…what do you see when you look inside? I see me at age 53, with a few ‘wisdom wrinkles’ and ‘worry lines’ but I also see a smile, which lets me know I like what I see.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Ladies, as we age, skin cell renewal decreases and sometimes this will cause the skin on our faces to start looking dull and dry. 

Fortunately, I don’t see any of these noticeable conditions however, that doesn’t mean I can neglect my skin especially when it comes to using a good moisturizer on my face.

L'Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal

L’Oreal Paris recently introduced Age Perfect Cell Renewal moisturizers which I have been given an opportunity to try. 

My daily regiment begins in the morning after rinsing my face with warm water and towel drying.  I put a little of  the Day Cream on my finger tips and in an upward motion apply it to my neck and face. 

The Age Perfect Cell Renewal Day Cream contains a Broad Spectrum SPF15 Sunscreen which we need even after the harsh summer sun rays have diminished. 

The Day Cream moisturizer stimulates the surface skin, replump, refreshes and renews the cells.

Next I pump a small dot of the Golden Serum Treatment onto the back of my hand, also using my finger tips to rub it in an upward motion onto my face.  This serum is so silky smooth and it makes my face feel the same.  The Golden Serum is non greasy so I can put on my makeup immediately after using.

  L'Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal

In the evening before going to bed, I remove all of my makeup with a towelette, rinse my face with warm water and towel dry.  The Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream is a rich, creamy moisturizer which is great for cell renewal because our skin absorbs it while we sleep. 

There has been no irritation or redness from using these products and I love the way my face looks and feels.  I will come back in two weeks with a video so you can see some actual results.  mirror mirror on the wall

Have a Golden Day! 

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014


Pure Raspberry Ketones

Hello friends,

if you’ve spent anytime in the car listening to the radio, I’m sure you’ve heard the commercials for Raspberry Ketones.  They are advertised as being a proven fat burner and appetite controller, even Dr. Oz has labeled them “Fat Burner in a Bottle

raspberry ketones I now have an opportunity to try them after ordering a bottle from Summit Nutritions via  I plan on beginning the regiment on August 20th, exactly 1 month before my 53rd birthday at which time I will post the results.

Raspberry Ketones are FDA approved and are designed to burn body fat which is then converted into energy.  One tablet taken twice a day, 30 minutes before a meal will act as an appetite suppressant.  This combined with a balanced diet (no more brownies and cakes) along with regular exercise I should lose weight, wish me luck!

FDA Approved Raspberry Ketones

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Friday Night Facial | Dead Sea Mud Mask #spon

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

Hello Friends, I have a question for you, what is your favorite night of the week?  For me it is definitely Friday nights because after I get home and have dinner it’s time to sit back and relax and have some “pamper me” time. savings at cvs

Pedicures and facials are my all time favorite at home spa treatments and last week I had the opportunity to review the Dead Sea Mud Mask by Pure & Essential Minerals. As part of this Tomoson campaign I received a product code so that I could place an order for a jar of the Dead Sea Mud Mask directly from

Dead Sea Mud Mask


The night before receiving the Dead Sea Mud Mask I got a confirmation email which also contained detailed instructions on how to apply the product.  After dinner I was anxious to get started, so I grabbed my head band, removed my make-up with a cleansing cloth then washed my face with warm water.

Remove all makeup


washed face with warm water

After washing my face and patting it dry I began applying the Dead Sea Mud Mask.  I only put on a medium layer making sure to avoid my eyes and lips, then washed my fingers.  I was surprised that it went on smoothly with no gritty feeling which is common in some mud masks.

Apply a medium layer of Mud Mask avoiding eyes and lips

I immediately smelled the Eucalyptus Oil, which gave me a slight tingling sensation, yet there was no major skin irritation or redness and all the other ingredients are organic in nature.

ingredients in Dead Sea Mud Mask


I kept the mask on for 15 minutes, and while waiting I read the side of the jar which contained facts about the Dead Sea.   Interesting fact: The Dead Sea is located between Israel and Jordan and is 1400 feet below sea level which is the lowest point on the earth’s surface.

Apply to face avoiding eyes and lips

The Dead Sea Mud Mask is supposed to draw out impurities, toxins and excess oils to leave the skin feeling soft and clean.  Dead Sea minerals nourishes and restores skin’s vitality, stimulates and improves blood circulation, resulting in a wonderful glow.

Rinse face after 15 minutes

After 15 minutes I rinsed my face with warm water using circular motions to exfoliated the skin, then used the wash cloth to remove some remaining mud.  It was a quick and non messy process that made my face feel smoother even the next morning I noticed a difference.

Rinse face to remove excess mud


I splashed my face with cold water which seals the pores, used a little moisturizer then poured a glass of Sweet Red.  This is definitely going to be part of my Friday night “pamper me” regiment to keep my skin silky smooth all summer long.

Let's Chat What is your favorite “pamper me” time product?

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!




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.

Biotin Vegetarian Capsules | #sp Product Review

Hello friends, I trust you all are having a wonderful Wednesday.  Some of you may or may not know that I have very fine and thin hair which unfortunately has been getting thinner as the years progress.  I want to chalk it up to heredity because my primary physician as well as a dermatologist couldn’t diagnose the “root” cause – no pun intended.

At first I thought it was stress induced from being a caregiver to my grandmother, but she has since passed, 5 years now and my hair still hasn’t gotten thicker.  I’ve had blood work and thyroid tests completed and nothing out of the ordinary was found, but it hasn’t stopped me from trying various hair re-growth products.

Recently, I had an opportunity to test a Biotin Vegetarian Capsule and Vibrance Vitamins from Biotin is a vitamin that aids in hair growth and strong nails.  I ordered it directly from and am currently in my 2nd week. There are only slight changes in the thickness of my hair, however, I will continue with the regiment and keep you posted on the results.

Biotin Product Review

Let's Chat What do you use to keep your hair healthy and strong?


Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


 Disclosure: This is a sponsored  post for for Amazon/ which I received the product free, however, all opinions are 100% my own.

Midnight Brunch at the Marina | #sp Giveaway

Hello Friends, when you’re heading out for brunch with hubby or lunch with the ladies do you find choosing just the right thing to wear a daunting task? Do you open your closet door, stare inside and say, “I have nothing to wear?”  Well when hubby and I decided to head to Aqua Sol for Sunday Brunch, I knew exactly what I was going to wear.

Polka Dot Sheath

This Polka Dot Sheath dress from Midnight Velvet was perfect for an afternoon at the Marina.  Sleeveless with a side zipper made it comfortable enough for sitting in the sun and the polyester/spandex blend made it stretchable enough to enjoy a meal without it being too tight afterwards.

MV Dress Review I chose to wear my “caliente” pumps to match the red belt which gave it more of a colorful pop.

MV Dress Review

@ShopMV Dress Review As part of Midnight Velvet’s Summer 2014 catalog this dress is definitely a confident summer style with pizzazz.  The side pockets were a nice added feature and perfectly sized to drop in my cell phone.

Midnight Velvet Dress Review

Now to assist you with the “I have nothing to wear” dilemma, Midnight Velvet has offered to give one of my lucky readers at $50 Midnight Velvet Gift Certificate. This Rafflecopter giveaway will end at midnight on June 30th, so hurry and enter today.

Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate


Tweet about the giveaway including @ShopMV and hashtag #MVFabBloggers  

Good Luck!


Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!

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Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil | Giveaway #spon

Disclosure: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.


What I don’t know would make a whole new world”

That was what my grandmother would say whenever she learned something new, and considering she lived to be 98, it was usually only on rare occasions. However, I’m sure she would have said it, just as I did when I received a 32 oz jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.

tropical traditions jar

Two weeks ago I had no idea they were over 100 different ways in which to use Virgin Coconut Oil, and it blows my mind just thinking about a few of those amazing uses. Virgin Coconut Oil can be used as a health and beauty product, in cooking, baking, making sauces, dips or simply adding to a hot beverage or mixed in a green smoothie. I am in no way making any health claims but if you want to know more about the benefits of coconut oil, check out this website


One morning for breakfast, I decided to try it in a green smoothie so I added a tablespoon of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil to a handful of kale, ½ a banana, and a teaspoon of flax seeds, when mixed with water it became a tasty tropical coconut flavored smoothie.

Green Smoothie made with  Virgin Coconut Oil

Hubby and I now use it every morning in our smoothies and although we may switch up on the fruits we use, it’s never without the Coconut Oil.


Mother’s Day was a great time to try it as a baking ingredient. I used a box of muffin mix and substituted the vegetable oil with Virgin Coconut Oil using the same measurements, however, it needed to be melted first, so a few seconds in the microwave did the trick.

I allowed the milk and eggs to come to room temperature before adding the Virgin Coconut Oil so that it wouldn’t solidify in the cold batter. My hubby and mini men ate them all except two which I had to hide in order to have them later!

Muffins for Mother's Day

I also use it as a butter replacement on my morning toast.

Virgin Coconut Oil as a butter replacement

Mother’s Day weekend was also a good time to try and make a natural body scrub. It was very easy to make using two cups of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil blended with a cup of white sugar and 5 drops of Essential Oil. This mixture made 3 small jars of the body scrub, which is way more than enough for me, so I will probably be gifting a jar to a friend and then saving one for Father’s Day as a gift to hubby.  

Body Scrub made with Virgin Coconut Oil

Like I said, there are over 100 ways in which to use Virgin Coconut Oil so it will definitely be a staple in our house both in the kitchen and the bathroom.


How about you, what are some ways in which you would or have used Virgin Coconut Oil?


If you’ve never tried it, here’s your chance, Tropical Traditions, has offered to send a 32 oz jar of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil to one of my lucky readers.

In order to be eligible for this Giveaway you must first subscribe to their Tropical Traditions Newsletter. You can also receive Bonus entries into the giveaway for completing the following tasks:

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Good luck, Giveaway ends at midnight, 05/31/14

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If you want to learn more ways in which to use Coconut Oil, check out this YouTube Video

How to Use Coconut oil: There are hundreds of uses for coconut oil!

Winner of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil  If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for for which I will receive compensation, all opinions are 100% my own.

You think that at my age I would have been able to find the perfect bra, after all I’ve been wearing one for over 40 years. I remember my first lacy training bra, it itched to no end, but I was happy because I was wearing a bra. After training the tata’s I moved on to the real deal, a big girl’s bra, with hooks and no itchy lace. Despite that I’ve never been able to find one that fits in all areas…the front, the back, and the sides. I want one that doesn’t pinch or poke, one that has straps that won’t slide down my arm, oh, and it has to look sexy and be easy to wash.

Am I asking for too much?

Just the other day, I looked in the mirror and could have sworn that I was looking at my grandmother! The bra I had on didn’t have any support, the fabric was frayed and I was sagging – remind you of anyone?

Maxine bra shopping

You know thrifty me, I’ve gone the cheap route when purchasing bras, but I’ve also gone the expensive route getting fitted and everything but after awhile they don’t fit right. I am now on a mission to find the perfect bra before my 53rd birthday, and I’m starting online at

I checked out the website and have chosen the Silkee Short Minimizer because it’s advertised as having a smooth design, so there will be no unsightly lines, makes you look slimmer – a definite plus AND straps that will never fall down – ding…ding…ding, ladies

Silkee Short Minimizer I think we have a winner!

What about you, do you have the perfect fitting bra?



Spinach & Feta Cheese Frittatas | #Jennie-O

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for for which I received compensation, all opinions are 100% my own.

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

As a family we don’t eat pork nor a lot of red meat so most of the time my meals are made with either chicken or turkey.  Before becoming a member of the JENNIE-O Switch Circle, I had always purchased Jennie-O bacon and breakfast sausage which my son loves and I use the ground turkey in my lasagna and tacos.

This partnership is perfect because now when I receive coupons and merchandise from Jennie-O, it gives me an opportunity to try new recipes and then share them with you.

jennieo pan

Today’s Friday Foodie Feature is

Spinach & Feta Cheese Frittatas with Turkey Bacon



  • 1 package #JennieO Turkey Bacon
  • 7 eggs
  • 1 cup fresh spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup onions chopped
  • 1/3 cup Feta Cheese
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • pepper to taste
  • cooking spray

Frittata made with JennieO Turkey Bacon

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray cold skillet with cooking spray then prepare JennieO Turkey bacon according to package instructions and set aside.

Spinach & feta cheese frittata with turkey bacon


Fry bacon and set aside

Rinse and remove stems from spinach leaves, chop them and 1/2 of the onion into bite size pieces

Rinse spinach leaves and chop Saute both in same skillet used to cook bacon until spinach is wilted

Saute spinach and onion  

Whip eggs, feta cheese, milk and pepper before adding spinach, onions and bacon.  Cut bacon into bite size pieces, I use kitchen shears to make the job easier.  

Because we drink Ricemilk I recently starting cooking with it, and find that foods tastes just as good if not better than when made with whole milk.

Whips eggs, cheese and milk  


Add bacon, spinach and onions to egg mixture

Spray muffin pan with cooking spray to prevent sticking then pour or spoon mixture into each cup approximately 2/3 full.

 Fill cupcake pan 2/3 full

Bake 20 minutes, then watch out because they smell wonderful and my son couldn’t wait to try them!  

Grab a cup of coffee or tea then sit back, relax to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or an afternoon snack.

son eating

 What I like about this recipe is that I can make the Frittatas the night before, then hubby and the boys can warm them up the next morning in the toaster oven.

Frittatas the next morning

spinach and feta cheese

How about you, have you tried #JennieO turkey products or would you make the @SwitchToTurkey? 

Jennie-O has offered to send $20.00 worth of coupons to one of my lucky readers!  Just click and check out their product line, then come back and leave a comment telling us what Jennie-O Turkey product you would like to try and how you would prepare it?

1 winner (US only) will be randomly chosen by me, the contest ends next Friday, April 18th at Midnight

Have a fantastical Friday ~ See ya back here at 6:00 p.m. for the #WWDParty!




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