New Kleenex Pocket Packs #ShareKleenexCare

Cold & flu season is here. & cold weather too. Have you stocked up on Kleenex yet?

Kleenex recently launched newly designed pocket packs in September which transforms sharing tissues into a personalized gesture.

According to a study by Kleenex, nearly 50% of people n the U.S. say they’ve missed an opportunity to show someone they care, especially when it comes to everyday moments. That’s why the brand is on a mission to prove that no matter how big or small the moment, the act of giving a Kleenex® Facial Tissue to someone who needs one.

The packs are bright & have message on them like:
Just wanted to say …. ( fill in) xoxo
Happy tears are the best tears
Hard times call for a soft touch
Take all of these & call me in the morning

kleenexsharepacks

These are perfect to give to anyone who is under the weather or someone who might need a tissue. It’s a small gesture that will let someone know you care.
Make a get well kit for a friend.
Put a pack in your child’s backpack
Put it in a loved ones lunch bag

Kleenex Pocket Pack

You can create & send a personal kleenex careboard on their website here > Kleenex

Kleenex is one of my favorite brands. The tissues are soft, absorbent, strong.
If I am sad they are perfect for wiping up tears , delicate on the skin but absorbent.
I hate having a runny nose, it is the worst! Whether you have allergies, are sick, or even from going from cold outside to warm inside its bound to happen. You already feel bad now you have gross mucus coming out of your nose that you can’t really control. No one wants to deal with a bright red sore nose. I can blow or wipe my nose without having to worry about the tissue breaking & the soft tissue against my skin feels comforting.

These packs are perfect for keeping in your purse, car, backpack, office drawer while you are on the go.
You never know when you or someone else might need a tissue.

Kleenex is a comfort you can depend on & with these personalized messages it’s just a small gesture to show you care. So share a pack with someone who is in need .

Share a Kleenex

*·I received this product from Crowdtap for being part of the Kleenex Brand Believers crowd for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Fashion Haul : Deal Seeker

End of the season sales are the best. A lot of stores have been marking down prices and some even have coupons to use as well. So sign up for your favorite store’s email newsletter, check the Sunday paper for fliers, or just stop in.

BIsou Bisou Dress JCP

JCP was offering $10 in rewards points if you downloaded their app. So simple & easy. That weekend they also had a $10 off $25 coupon. So off I went to see what they had. I wasn’t really seeing anything I really liked….then this Bisou Bisou blue dress called my name. I like the shape, color, texture. I picked up 1-2 more items that were more weather appropriate. Of course this dress was the winner.
Original price : $ 80
Sale price : $27.99
$10 off $25 + $10 rewards points = $7.99
= $8.50 with tax but used money I earned through surveys so pretty much FREE

Its like this dress was made for me. I was expecting it to be short since maxi dresses are hard to find that are long enough but perfect! I need to go on vacation and/or hope I don’t gain any weight so I can wear it next spring/summer.

Next up Target

Scarfprint

My fashion tip for fall & winter is wear colorful or printed scarf this combines that. For the most part everyone is in dark colors for the colder months so adding a colorful and/or printed scarf makes your outerwear pop.
I found this Mossimo infinity scarf on sale for $10.48 (originally $14.99) Not the best deals I’ve been finding/getting but I really like it. Plus I used a gift card from survey earnings so sort of free.

footless tights

I have never looked in the clearance/ sale section and I have no idea why. It is a little blended in so maybe that is why. Near the bra, undies, sleepwear there was a rack of stuff on sale. I spotted these Xhilaration footless tights for $1.80. You can’t beat that! Wish there were a few more in my size.

Iphone wallet

Next up I was able to get this cute iphone wallet case from SailsON Electronics at a discounted price in exchange for a review. You can grab one on Amazon for under $10. I like the details on this iphone wallet/ case. The pillow stitch, the gold details on corners of the flap, the pretty jewel center piece. I knew it came with the gold chain but when it arrived it also came with a wristlet piece. It was a little difficult putting the gold chain on and did snag a little on the thread. Inside there are 3 slots for i.d , debits cards, loyalty cards. And also a longer slot behind it for bigger items. My phone locked in and felt secure so for any reason it did open I feel safe knowing my phone won’t drop out. You can also take photos while its in this case as well. Its a really cute item for going out.

Bralette

I received this bralette at a discounted price as well for a review from Hip Mall. You can grab this on Amazon for $8.99
I have a few tops & dresses that have sheer or open backs. A strapless bra works but isn’t as pretty. I also have some solid bandeaus & some with lace but when I saw this I thought it would add a little something when I turned around. The material was a little thin and the outline of cups showed a little bit which it why I wouldn’t wear it as a crop top, just under clothing. Its soft & comfortable to wear all day. If you are looking for support this won’t be the bralette for you. The straps aren’t adjustable but it’s very stretchy and fit perfectly on me. I am very happy with this piece and glad I spotted it. If you do buy it I suggest that you hand wash & air dry & lay it flat.

Utopia Leggings

I need to buy some new lounge / sleep wear. Utopia Wear sent me a pair of capri leggings at a discounted price in exchange for a review.
The fit was good , I do wish they were a little tighter. For me these are perfect for what I needed them for.. sleeping and for lounging around the house. They are soft, comfortable, on the thin side but not see through, easy to move around. You can layer these, work out, sleep in, lounge around. You can grab them on Amazon right now for $7.99

Have you been taking advantage of all the sales lately? What have you scored?

Straighter hair thanks to Xtava flat iron

I love my hair…. it’s long, thick , & wavy. There is also a downside to that. It’s a pain to do much with it. I have soooo much hair. When I have straightened it in the past it’s like a work out. Either half way through I’m like, ‘forget this’ or when I’m done I don’t want to move because my arms are sore.

Recently I was sent Xtava black satin hair straightener to review.

You can grab one on Amazon for $39.99

I really like the packaging. It comes in a thinner box, then a sturdy box, and inside is a bag. Inside the bag was the flat iron and realized that the bag is heat insulated. So good for when you don’t have time to wait for it too cool completely. Also great for traveling.

Xtava flat iron

I started off my spraying some hair protectant spray throughout my hair and then sectioning it off.
I then plugged it in and turned it on. At first I was confused how to turn it on. The power button & temperature control buttons are on the inside. I had to go to a high setting because my hair is really thick and wavy. Within a minute or two , it was already at the temperature I set it at ( I did 410) which was displayed on a small LCD screen.
There are directions inside to let you know the recommended setting to put you hair. ( along with safety precautions, recommendations , & caring)

Xtava flat iron

I started with the first section and loved how it smoothly glided down my hair without having to go back over it. It has dual ceramic plate technology to that disperses the heat evenly across the hair. The power cord if 9 feet long & it also has a 360 swivel so it moves as you do. I was able to move quickly through sections. It left my hair straight, smooth, & shiny. In the photo below the left side is after brushing my hair & then after using the Xtava flat iron.

Xtava Hair Straightener

Its a sleek design, it felt comfortable in my hand and was light weight. I didn’t test it but I like that it has an automatic sleep mode after 60 minutes, just in case you get to work and question yourself, “Did I turn off my flat iron?”. The rubber heat-resistant handle also eliminates potential burn risk. The Xtava Silk Edition Hair Straightener can reach professional-level temperatures of up to 430F and utilizes highly efficient infrared heat to seal in moisture and provide the longest lasting sleekness. This cutting-edge heat technology prevents hair follicle damage, protects color, and delivers results 60% faster than the average flat iron.

I can’t wait to use this more. I was very happy with the performance.

I received this product for free in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own.

Easy & healthy dinner ideas

Lentil black bean soup
Lentil Black bean soup
This soup is perfect for Fall. Its healthy,delicious, & filling.
• 15oz can black beans
• 2 carrots diced
• onion, medium diced
• 2 garlic cloves
• 1 cup lentils
• 2 sweet potatoes, baked
• 28 oz can diced tomatoes
• 4 cups vegetable broth
• 1/2 tsp black pepper• 1/2 tsp cumin• 1 tsp chili powder• 1/2 tsp salt• 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
•1 tbsp coconut oil ( or olive oil)
•lime juice

Add oil to pot. Add garlic sautee for 1 minute.
Add onion & carrots. Sautee until onions are tender. ( 5 minutes)
Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot & bring to a boil
Reduce heat, cover until carrots & lentils are tender. about 30 minutes.
Diced up your sweet potatoes
Put in bowl, add some sweet potatoes
*optional* Squeeze some lime juice on top

Mini Turkey meatloaves with a baked sweet potato & broccoli

 

Turkey meatloaf

I make these different each time. I decided to make smaller ones. I also make these into burgers. Though my recipe is different each time , depending what I have in the fridge.
ground turkey •onion•mushrooms•garlic•spinach • red pepper • grated zucchini •grated carrot• Mrs dash Italian seasoning •coconut oil

Diced/Mince veggies,
Mix all ingredients together
Form into burger, mini loaves, or make a big loaf.
Bake 350F until done.

If you make turkey meatloaf or burgers and they are dry for you the grated zucchini is great for keeping the turkey meatloaf/burgers moist.

Steam up some broccoli
Bake sweet potato, when done cut in half.
Sprinkle chili powder ,pepper, salt.
Put back in over in the broiler for a few minutes.

Chicken & tomatoes over zucchini pasta

chicken dinner

Season chicken with salt & pepper.
Cook chicken in pan with chicken broth. Just enough to cover the pan. You can add more if needed.

When done I like removing the chicken to cut into bite size pieces. I like using chicken tenders because they cook faster. I also do this after cooking because , then I don’t have to deal with raw chicken.

When you remove the chicken, place diced plum tomatoes into the pan, add more chicken broth if needed.

Add diced chicken back into pan, stir. I added a little bit more of chicken broth and parmesan cheese so I had a sauce.

Use your spiralizer to make zucchini noodles. If you don’t have one yet get it!! I love zucchini noodles. You can have them raw or I like putting them in a little bit of water just to make them a little tender.

Add zucchini noodle to pan, stir.

Plate & enjoy. You can add feta , mozzarella, or more parmesan cheese.

I enjoy all of these meals because you feel good eating them and they are really good.

Trying out new food products

I enjoy grocery shopping and when I have time I like going down most aisles to see what’s new.

Chobani coco loco

Chobani Greek yogurt flip almond coco loco
Creamy coconut yogurt with honey roasted salted almonds & dark chocolate pieces , it was a perfect combo. I liked the coconut flavor yogurt with the chocolate pieces and the nice crunch from the almonds. This would be great for an afternoon snack or dessert.

pumpkin harvest chobani

Chobani Greek yogurt flip pumpkin harvest crisp
pumpkin yogurt with pie crust pieces , pecans, & glazed pumpkin seeds
Just wow! I loved this. I remember when Chobani started the limited edition and the pumpkin was first I tried. When I saw this on the shelf, I couldn’t pass it up. Its fall in a container. BUY IT!

Chobani pear and cinnamon

Chobani Greek yogurt cinnamon pear blnded
I thought this was a nice switch from apple & cinnamon so had to try it. It was delicious. Perfect combo, creamy, and loved the little chunks of pear.

Tai Pei
Tai Pei Chicken Fried Rice
There was a good deal on these so I thought why not let me try these. I love the packaging. Just like the containers you get from Chinese take out.
It wasn’t bad but I don’t think I would get it again. There was a serious lack of chicken in it. I loved the baby corn though & peas. Flavor was ok nothing special.

Lean Cuisine Breakfast
Lean Cuisine turkey sausage scramble
I love making a warm breakfast in the morning but I love sleep too. So I go for something simple. Target had these on sale for $2 so I thought I would try it out. It has turkey sausage , egg whites, roasted red potatoes, cheddar cheese, red peppers & onions . I thought the eggs would be rubbery since it was in a frozen meal but to my surprise, they were perfect. The turkey sausage definitely made this meal flavorful. I would consider buying this again.

Fight breast cancer with Pink Charms #GlamuletPinkOctober

It the first day of Pink October… if you didn’t know, this month is Breast Cancer awareness month.
Breast cancer is the second deadliest cause of death in women around the world. More women are surviving but more are being diagnosed more than ever. Every 45 minutes , another woman dies of this disease.

By 2050, no woman should die of breast cancer. Glamulet wants to help make that a reality. They have created Pink Limited Edition Charms to support the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. For every set of pink charms added to the cart, 50% is donated to a charity organization.

About Glamulet:
Glamulet is an online store that has modern & unique jewelry pieces.
They have necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, & a HUGE selection of charms. They carry all types of genuine sterling silver, different gemstones, man-made stones, mother of pearl and Murano glass.
The intricate designs are trendy and elegant. Jewelry lovers can design their own bracelets through mix and match. ( While showing off your support for Breast Cancer Awareness ) Glamulet charms make you stand out from the crowd.

Head over to to Glamulet now & check out the beautiful Pink Charms that were specially crafted to support the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign #GlamuletPinkOctober. 50% of the sale of each charm will be going directly to charity for research to find a cure.

I love being able to buy products that will help others.
You can find out more about Glamulet & their campaign here

Remember to do self breast checks once a month. This helps you get familiar how yours feel and look so you can notice any changes.

Check out this article to see how to perform a self breast exam.

If you are noticing rippling of the skin, feel a lump , discharge, swelling, skin irritation, or pain you should make an appointment and get it checked out right away.

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