Monday, September 30, 2013

Beneful Healthy Smile Product Review

I received a few samples in the mail a little while ago and I decided that would share with you all how my little 3 lb Yorkie responded to the treats and dog food. Now my Layla can be extremely picky. What can I say she knows what she wants. The first thing we tried out was the dog food. I didn't give her much because it's not her regular brand of dog food and I didn't want to make her sick.
What I noticed about the dog food.
It had little white spots on the "o" shaped pieces. I assumed that was the source of the minty aroma that I smelled once I opened the bag.
What Layla thought.
It smelled funny. It wasn't what she usually ate and it didn't taste appetizing.

It ended up sitting in her doggy bowl and never being touched. The treats however got a different response.

The first and only ones we have tried are the ridges. When I first gave the treat to her she sniffed it and looked at me with her black pupils and asked in a subtle way "What is this?" I responded with "Try it!" of course I spoke my response out loud in English. It sat for about three days before I notice any change in the "ridges". She eventually dragged it under our bed, as she does all things she loves, and munched away at the bone for the past two days. I guess that means she likes it! I haven't noticed a change in her smile but then again she hasn't been trying them long enough to really notice a difference. This seems like it would be a good alternative for a dog owner that doesn't have time to put a brush to their dogs teeth but then again why become a dog owner? 

Natural ways to control doggie breath odor would be to make sure the doggie dish is clean. I mean if you would eat from it then your doing a great job. Have plenty of clean water available and make sure chew toys are clean. You can also start brushing your dogs teeth to remove plaque build up and any thing else that may be lingering around. I do not recommend using toothpaste even if it is "safe" for dogs. 

Life Tip
Try to use natural remedies when and where ever possible.

Final Conclusion
The treat was a delight for my baby but she was not so delighted to try the dog food. I personally don't feel that a minty dog food is the best way to go with doggie dental care. Why? Because a treat just makes more sense. I mean would you eat a minty meaty and veggie dried meal to prevent bad breath or would you just brush your teeth. With a treat something is rubbing against the dogs teeth to help clear them of plaque. Other wise your just creating more plaque.

Nail Color this week!
Revlon Moon Candy - Galactic

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Favorite Fall Recipe

It's the first day of fall! I'm an October baby so naturally I love fall. I love to make this desert for my family. Not to mention my Husband asks me to make it all summer so now he can finally have it. Here is the recipe I found online many years ago.

Apple Caramel Cake

Core and peel 2-3 large apples.Chop into 1 inch chunks and put in a bowl.Add 2 tablespoons of white sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon Toss evenly.In a separate bowl add 2 cups of flour and 2 cups of sugar four tsp of baking powder 1/4 tsp of salt 2 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract 1 cup of Vegetable oil, and 4 eggs. Mix. Add apples after a batter has formed. Pour in baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 60 minutes or until golden brown. 

Icing recipe

In a saucepan over medium heat, 2 tablespoons of butter, and mix in 3 tablespoons milk and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Boil vigorously for 1 minute.Remove from heat, and beat in 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Cool slightly, and beat in 1/2 tsp of  vanilla and remaining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick.

One More Apple Recipe for the road.

Apple Pork Chops

Serving Size: 4

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.Core,peel, and slice two apples. 
Season four pork chops with either seasoning salt or salt and pepper. Place pork chops and sliced apples in roasting pan or baking dish. Add cinnamon and brown sugar to taste and place in the preheated oven for 20 to 30 mins.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Big Savings at Dollar General

At Dollar General this week everything is 50% off the already reduced price of a 50% off clearance. That's 75% off! Lawn chairs are only $4.00! Look for items with a green dot. The green dotted items are summer items. Things with red dots are also on clearance these are household items.These are just a few of the items I purchased.

Here is my daughter Noa playing with her bubble wand we got for only .25 cents!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Free Milk!

I won free milk and you can too!Visit this website everyday until 10/17/2013.You will have to fill in a little information and if you win you will receive an email with a link to the free milk coupon.Click Here

Enter daily for you chance to win the new Glade Pure Vanilla Joy Jar Candle!Click Here

Possible free Petsmart toys for you pet!Click Here

I know my Layla would love it!
Free bag of any flavor/variety Pillsbury Heat-N-Go Mini Pancakes! Print up to to times per computer.
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Friday, September 6, 2013

Free Stuff Friday!

Free Maybelline New York Fit Me Foundation Click Here!

Free Garnier Fructis Triple Nutricion Sample Click Here!

Free New Amber blush fragance THIS WEEKEND ONLY Click Here!

Free ROGUE by Rihanna Sample Click Here!


Thursday, September 5, 2013

I Got It All For Free

1 Campbell's soup                               .49
1 Schick Hydro                                  9.99
1 Edge Gel Xtra                                  2.99
1 Edge Ultra Sensitive                        2.99
3 Gillette Shave Gel Travel                 1.79 x 3= 5.37
3 Frances Original Caramels               .33 x 3=  .99
1 Gallon Whole Milk                         3.49

Total                                                28.40

Manufacturer Coupons
1 BOGO Free Edge Shave Gel         3.50
1 $6/3 Gillette Products                    5.37
1 $2 off Schick Hydro razor              2.00

CVS Coupons
1 $3 off $10 Razor purchase            3.00
1 .50 off Any 1 Gallon Milk                 .50
Extra Care Bucks                           11.00
1 25% off coupon                             3.02

Total                                               26.31

There is also a Campbell's soup coupon that prints out at the Red Coupon Machine when you scan your CVS Card but I forgot to use it. My store unfortunately does not allow overage either. :( But it was all still free and I received $6.00 in Extra Care Bucks! $4 for the Schick and $2 for the Edge.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Pinecone Research is accepting new members!

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Dear Ashley:
Share the benefits of being a PineCone Research member with your friends or relatives!
PineCone Research is growing and we invite you to help!   We are offering select members the opportunity to recommend membership to a friend or relative who is NOT a member of their household. 
Do you know of households that would like to join the PineCone Research Panel? If so, please FORWARD A COPY of this email to each household you would like to refer so that they may click on the registration link shown below.  That household should complete the registration form themselves and submit it. REMEMBER THAT ONLY ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD MAY REGISTER. Multiple registrations of the same Household will void all registrations.
Here is the link to the registration:
As a member in good standing, you've already seen the benefits of being part of PineCone Research. So please, share the benefits of membership with a friend. Don't forget, please don't tell them about any of the products that you have seen in our questionnaires or tried in your home. Remember, it's important that your PineCone Research survey and product testing experiences remain confidential.
If your referral has any questions, they can email us at or click on the link to learn more about PineCone Research.
While this is not a paid referral program, we genuinely appreciate your help in spreading the word that PINECONE IS GROWING!
Thank you,
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Monday, September 2, 2013

Save Up to 50% off!

Don't miss a great opportunity to save for your little ones! I have already purchased two graphic T's for my two year old for only $2.40 each! When you receive your order you will also get two coupons for 20% off your next purchase. Click Here

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fried Parmesan Eggplant Recipe

I found this recipe on Youtube. The recipe did not have measurements so you have to use your intuition and common sense.

What you need:

  • One eggplant (The larger the more servings.)
  • Flour
  • Two Eggs
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Seasonings: I used Chicken seasoning, Parsley, Pepper, Onion Powder, and Garlic Powder.
  • Italian Bread Crumbs
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Vegetable or Olive oil

Note: you can change the seasonings depending on what flavor patty you would like.

Cut your Eggplant into slices and sprinkle salt on both sides of the patty.
This process will pull the water out of the eggplant.

While the Eggplant sits you can prepare the coating for the patty. Depending your eggplant size you will choose three bowls of the appropriate size. One bowl will contain your bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
In your second bowl pour about three to four cups of flour. Add your seasonings to taste, add eggs and water to produce a batter texture. In the third bowl add two to three cups of flour and season to taste again. 

Pour oil in a pan over medium heat. You will be pan frying so depending on the size of your pan pour about 1/4 full. You will coat your slices in the dry flour mixture first then the batter mixture and last the bread crumb mixture. Place the eggplant into the hot oil and fry until dark brown on both sides. When they are done you can place them in freezer bags for later uses as sandwiches. Reheat in the oven.

I prepared some of my patties as "chicken" parmesan patties. 
I placed them in a baking dish over pasta sauce.
Then I poured pasta sauce over the top and sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top. I put the oven on 425 degrees for about 6 to 10 minutes and it was delicious!