May 20, 2013

Soy Vay House Party!

I was so thrilled to be selected to host a Soy Vay party! I love to try new Asian inspired foods!
The party pack came filled with a bunch of goodies!

2 Soy Vay Sauces and Marinade
(1 21 oz and 1 7.5 oz)
1 Soy Vay T-shirt
13 Soy Vay Totes
13 Recipe Booklets
12 $1 off Soy Vay coupons
15 GLAD Food storage containers in a cool new design
12 Soy Vay container labels

I chose to make the Spicy Asian Meatball. All of the kids thought it was yummy, except 1. 
Even thats ok because she hardly ever eats meat. I did my party as a traveling an online party since everyone I invited decided not to show or forgot. I made little bags up and delivered them to people who actually showed an interest. This was a bigger hit than I thought it would be. Disappointed in those I invited but made up for it with the others!

This dish is so easy to make. The most time consuming part is the rolling of the meatballs and cooking them in the pan.

1 pound. lean ground beef (I used 90%)
2 green onions, chopped (I used 4 heaping tablespoons of garlic powder)
1 egg 
½ cup bread crumbs 
2 tablespoons Soy Vay® Veri Veri Teriyaki® or Soy Vay® Hoisin Garlic Asian Glaze & Marinade 
¼ cup each: Soy Vay® Hoisin Garlic Asian Glaze & Marinade, pineapple juice and tomato juice
2 tablespoons dry sherry or apple juice 
1/8 teaspoon each: garlic powder and powdered ginger 
In a medium bowl combine ground beef, onions, egg, bread crumbs, and 2 tablespoons Soy Vay® Veri Veri Teriyaki® or Soy Vay® Hoisin Garlic Asian Glaze & Marinade. Mix well and form into balls. Cook in large skillet until browned on all sides and cooked through. Drain excess fat and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes then pour over hot meatballs. Stir well. Serve over white rice.

The USDA recommended safe internal temperature for ground beef is 160°F

I would love to host another Soy Vay party in the future! Or even do another review for them. I was sent this party pack because Im a member of the HouseParty community. All opinions are my own.

Free stuff in the mail!

I am starting to love my mail lady!!!!! I love to open the door an see a surprise box, or open the mail an see something I entered for awhile ago finally show up! Here are two of those thing!

FREE box of Wheat Thins and a FREE 2 Liter of Pepsi Next!
Wheat Thins was on the Wheat Thins facebook page about a month ago. The Pepsi was  the spin to win contest that was sponsored a few weeks ago as well. I do know that one is still going on!

May 16, 2013

Mason Jar Tea Light Candles

I'll admit I'm a Pintrest junkie. I love all of the recycled stuff I see on there! So when I saw all the posts on mason jars, I was all, OOOO I GOTTA TRY! Well I tried, and failed at some of them but I did manage to come up with something I liked AND the girls thought was pretty.

I did this one mixing food coloring with Sea Salt. Picture doesnt really do it justice but its rainbow colors are pretty.

This is made with rice that I colored with blue food coloring. I wanted it to have a varied look and I think it came out nice. Blue is my favorite color!

May 5, 2013

Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover Spray

Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover Spray
I tried this on my downstairs bathroom. It does have the Soft Scrub smell but not as bad.  I wasn't too impressed with the spray tho. While it did work good and cleaned very well, I didn't see a gel per say. It sprayed out thick but maybe my eyes are going bad, but I didn't get the impression it was a gel. But then again I left right after I sprayed because I had to deal with the twins so I didn't see if it thicken up or geled.
I did like the way it worked tho. That was just what Id come to expect from the Soft Scrub family of products.
Bathtubs Gets rid of unsightly build-up caused by dirt, soap scum and mildew stains.
No more bathtub rings!
Removes soap scum, toothpaste and other stains.
    Tile & Grout
Makes grout cleaning easy and leaves tiles gleaming.
Makes grout cleaning easy and leaves tiles gleaming.

Right now they are having a sweepstakes as well! You could win $1,000 OR 1 of 250 Soft Scrub Prizes!! Link is below.
I was sent a full sized product to try as a member of the Purex Insiders Team. My opinions are my own. I was also sent FREE product coupons to offer to my readers. Enter the copter below for a chance to win a FREE coupon for a FREE Soft Scrub Product. There will be 2 winners who will each get 1 coupon.
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May 1, 2013


Sensitive Whitening

I have been using this new toothpaste for about 2 weeks now and I really like it. It does have a little zing to it but I can tell my teeth feel a bit better. They don't seem as sensitive to certain cold foods as they were. I will definitely be buying this again!

This toothpaste is from the makers of Orajel and provides maximum pain relief in a low abrasion formula that is gentler on enamel. Plus it cots a fraction of the cost of a leading sensitive toothpaste brand. It also includes Baking Soda to gently remove plaque and surface stains without causing sensitivity.  
  •  Relief from Painful Tooth & Nerve Sensitivity
  •  Low Abrasion Formula
  •  Effective Stain Removal
  •  Deep Cleaning
  •  Breath Freshening
  •  Fluoride Cavity Protection
Here is a link to the website for Arm & Hammer to learn more about tooth sensitivity and this toothpaste.
Link to A&H website

I was provided a full size tube of toothpaste to try an review by smiley360. The opinions are my own.
Children's Claritin

Grape Chewables

Children's Claritin Chewables in grape flavor are very easy for kids to take. They provide effective, non-drowsy allergy relief for your child's worst allergy symptoms.
  • #1 pediatrician recommended non-drowsy brand
  • Lasts all day
  • For kids ages 2+
  • Temporarily relieves runny nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and itchy nose or throat.
My 8 year old, who hates grape flavored anything, took it. So did my 15 yo. Both felt a bit better in about 30 min. My 5 yo twins, they were not sold on it at all! But they are 5 so I didn't take it personally. They are picky! Overall I would say that I like this product for my kids and I will purchase it for them.

I was provided a box to try and coupons by BZZZ as it was a bzzzz campaign. My opinions are my own.