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Self & Shape Magazine subscription
Dr Lin Acne Cleansing wipes
5 coupons for free 12 pack of coca cola products ( gave 2 away)
Gevalia coffee sample & Coupon + Olay body wash + $100 wine voucher from pinchme
Morningstar farm $1 off 2 coupon
Philosophy hope in a jar sample ( FB offer)

I won an influenster mug for the Simply Swiss Miss contest they had
I won dark chocolate swiss miss for being the top badge holder from Influenster #ModaVoxBox campaign
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (FB offer)
Occhio Beauty eye lash curler & tweezer set ( to review)

Chobani sent me 6 great coupons. I used 2 so far to get 2 new flavors I haven’t tried Cranberry with oatmeal which was ok & limited batch grape.
Boulder Canyon free bag of chip coupon (FB offer)
SkinnyGirl water enhancer Fiji Apple- they were giving these away at the train station. I didn’t like it

Cheerishables was giving away $2 for a free card. I just really liked this one. So I took the writing off and left it plain.

There was an offer if you emailed Edible Arrangements they sent a voucher for a free pineapple pop. Yummy!

Deconstructed chicken pot pie over egg noodles

I was trying to figure out what I wanted for dinner. First it was black bean burgers , then stir fry, then cannellini meatballs over zucchini pasta.
Then I remembered I still had Campbell’s soup for easy cooking creamy garlic & herb with chicken stock that I wanted to try. What can I make with that ? They have chicken pot pie on the package and that started to sound really good on a cold day like today.

I didn’t feel like a traditional pot pie with crust and wanted egg noodles. I also was feeling like mushrooms, this is what I came up with.

Egg Noodles
Chicken ( I prefer chicken tenders)
Frozen mixed vegetables
Campbell’s Soup for Easy Cooking Creamy garlic & herb with chicken stock
Salt & pepper
Chicken Stock ( you can use olive oil instead)


Boil water ( with salt) for pasta . I used about half of a bag. Cook until done , drain.

Put a little bit of chicken stock to cover bottom of pot. Season chicken with salt & pepper. Place chicken tenders in. Cook a few minutes each side.

Add mushrooms ( cut to the size you want) & stir.

Add frozen veggies.

I added more chicken stock ( using about a 1/4 cup) for the whole dish. I did this so the frozen veggies & mushrooms could cook a bit and season them before adding the garlic & herb soup. It also helps the chicken get nice and juicy.

I took out the chicken tenders and diced the chicken. You can do this before hand. I just prefer this way since its easier to cut and I don’t have to touch raw chicken.


Pour in Campbell’s soup for easy cooking. Stir

Add egg noodles.


Place in bowl and enjoy!

This was really good. Perfect for lunch or dinner on a cold day. I also like it because its only a few ingredients and is done quickly.

Number One – Glucosamine review


Number One Nutrition- Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM

Glucosamine is responsible for building cartilage, ligaments and tendons. We need them to protect our joints and allow our bodies to move freely.

Chondroitin will help our joints be more flexible and elastic.

MSM is fundamental in the creation of collagen, elastin and cartilage which will ensure healthier joints.

These occur naturally in the body but their production decreases over the years. Cartilage becomes thinner as we age and it causes discomfort in our joints. Taking a supplement like this one helps replenish out bodies with these substances.

Good for:
-Joint pain
-Joint stiffness
-Joint cracking and popping
-Not being able to exercise as you used to

How Number One Glucosamine helps :
-Builds cartilage and protect our joints
-Gives our joints more elasticity and mobility
-Helps our body maintain healthy joints
-Helps minimize joint pain

For $24.99 you get 240 capsule. (Really good deal!) You take 3 daily with meals or directed by your health care professional.
-Money Back guarantee

The capsules are easy to take and don’t have any weird smell.
Amount per serving :
720mg of Chondroitin Sulfate
900mg of Glucosamine Sulfate
1200mg of MSM

I got this for my roommate who has laid tile for over 15 years. His knees, lower back, & hips hurt him. Hes only been taking it for a month or so. He still has pain but its not as bad. I think to really get the full benefits and see if it really works is when the bottle is empty. Its hard to tell with a product like this in a short time frame. I will also start taking these more as a prevention and to keep my knees/joins healthy.

If you would like to find out more about this product check out their site here .

I have received this product for free for an honest review.

Brookside Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters#DiscoverBrookside

Two years ago I found out about Brookside chocolate. I loved their chewy fruit center and dark chocolate combo.
It was perfect for a chocolate craving. You only needed a few to satisfy you. ( Even if you want to eat the whole bag because they are so good)

Well Brookside now has the dark chocolate and fruit but now added some crunch with crispy multigrains.

I received a back of Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters – Berry Medley flavor


Some of the clusters were quite big but I used the smaller pieces at the bottom to put in my greek yogurt as an afternoon snack. So yummy.


I snacked on the bigger pieces while I was checking out Crowdtap’s website and when I watched tv. I also shared some with my friend. He is a fan of these too.


Share with friends!


You can pair these with wine, top ice cream, by themselves, or put them in a homemade trail mix. So many other possibilities.

I know I’ve seen them at CVS, Walgreens, Target, Rite Aid. So check at store near you.

Have you tried Brookside chocolate? Have you tried these yet? What do you think?

I received this product complimentary from Crowdtap for review purposes

*NEW* Neutrogena nourishing long wear eye shadow + built-in primer review #NTGAdvocate


Crowdtap sent me a new eye shadow palette to try from Neutrogena. I love trying new make up, any girl who loves make up/ beauty products does too! When I saw Crowdtap had an opening I applied immediately.

A little about Neutrogena nourishing long wear eye shadow + built in primer

*These eye shadows have up to 12 hours of wear
*Built-in primer to help prevent creasing & smudging
*Goes on smooth which allows you to easily blend shades
*Contains vitamins & skin nourishing conditioners for the delicate eye area
*Ophthalmologist- tested
*Safe for sensitive eyes
*Reatil for about $9.49

I received the ‘Smoky Steel’ palette. There are 5 other color palettes in this line, you can check them out here.


I like how they have a little how to on the back of the palette since its right there in your hand. You can also check out other tips & tricks on their website . You can also see what shades will go well with your eye color. here

The colors palettes for me are smoky steel for night and soft taupe for day


*from neutrogena site

The top color in your palette is your base, you apply that to your whole eye lid.
Second color is the highlighter, you put that on your brow bone under your eye brow
Third color is for the crease, you blend this in the crease of you eye lid
Fourth color is the liner, you apply this to your lash line start from the center then smudge for a smoky effect.

Here you can sort of see the steps:
Start when a clean face and add moisturizer. I do this right when I get out of the shower.
I keep it simple by just using concealer.


I like using this triangle method. It makes you look more awake and lifts the eye area. Use on any blemishes or where you are red.
Then I added a blush I go from apple to temple.


What would I wear when wearing my smoky steel Neutrogena long lasting eye shadow ?
I wore this black mini, white top with a bow on it, faux leather jacket, heels, and a red clutch for a pop of color. ( P.S this outfit cost me around $ awesome is that?!)


Final look:
I added a tinted lip gloss that enhanced the color of my lips, curled my lashes , added mascara & added a little bit of the 2nd color to inner corner of eyes.




I really liked trying Neutrogena nourishing long lasting new eye shadow. It was so easy to get a smoky eye in just a few steps. I love trying out new make up to see what works best and I like to play around with different looks. I might have to get the soft taupe for day time. I wasn’t really able to test out how long it stays on, my left eye was swollen for a few days (all weekend) and didn’t want to apply any makeup on it until it was better.

I did keep it on for a few hours though when I did apply it & the color didn’t dull & it stayed on well. I like that it has a primer already in it so its one less step when getting ready. I’m all about less work when doing make up . It will give me more time to dance around and figure out what I’m wearing. It went on smoothly, easy to blend, and it was light on my lids. I really liked the charcoal color ( 3rd color) .It had some shimmer in it and really helped blend all the colors together. The only con if I had to nitpick is I wish the darkest color for this palette ( black) was a bit darker and din’t go on as sheer but overall I liked it.

I definitely recommend trying one of these palettes out, whether you are new to make up or a beauty addict. The colors are great and so easy to get a day or night time look.

Have you tried these shadows yet? Are you a fan of Neutrogena, what are your favorite products from them?

* I received this product complimentary from Crowdtap for review purposes.

Wrapped Johnsonville Meatballs #MeatballMasters

Crowdtap sent me a bag ( what I used to my other recipes dishes here) but they also sent me a coupon for a free bag.

I wanted to make these but can’t eat too much pork so I didn’t make it for that post but decided this cold night was perfect for what I had in mind.


What you need:


Johsonville meatballs
crescent roll dough ( 2 cans)
Mozzarella cheese (you can use a block too)
Mushrooms diced
Green Pepper diced
Parmesan cheese
Tomato Sauce
butter ( not pictured)

First I took the meatballs out to have them thawed
Then diced the mushrooms and green pepper. Put them on med-high and sautee them


Next assembling them


*After the first one I realized I needed 1 1/2 triangles of crescent roll dough.
I mixed it together then flattened out the dough into a circle.

*Add 1-2 spoonfuls of mushrooms & green peppers.
*sprinkle with mozzarella cheese (about a spoonful)
*Place meatball on top
*Brush with butter
*sprinkle with parmesan cheese

*Put in oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

*Serve with marinara sauce