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I was so excited to be included in the Rhodes Bake-N-Serv party! It was so much FUN! #rhodesbakery #tryazon.

The kids had fun decorating the “Christmas Tree” made from Rhodes Anytime Cinnamon Rolls.  We also prepared German Chocolate Pizza and Fry Bread!

I chose the Anytime Cinnamon Rolls to make the Christmas Tree because they are ready in about 30 minutes straight from the freezer and I knew the kids would enjoy decorating it. I picked the German Chocolate Pizza because it looked wonderful and I liked that it did not require any “rise” time. I also thought that guests would be surprised to learn you could make pizza from Rhodes Rolls. I decide to do fry bread since it would be a change from baking in the oven.

I got a Rhodes Recipe book in my party kit, which was fantastic and made it hard to decide which recipes to showcase. You are in luck because Rhodes provides recipes on their website. at<a href=””></a&gt;

Tryazon made it really easy to host this party with a “Rhodes Party Host Guide”. The provided the hosts with coupons for 3 Free Rhodes products and $1 off coupons for guests. Hosts were also given an apron and kitchen towel in addition to the Cookbook.

The adults and children all had a wonderful time at the party, as you can tell from the photos! I look forward and hope I get to host a Tryazon party again!

I was very excited to be chosen to sample Scott Naturals Tube-Free bath tissue and be part of the #SimplyScottSquad!Capture Scott Natural big collage

I didn’t know what to expect, because I had never tried a “tubeless” bath tissue. I had some concerns. How would it LOOK? Would the roll lose it’s shape as it was used?

I am happy to report that Scott NaturalsTube Free not only looks great and does not lose it’s round shape after being used but it is also high quality. The package I received had 4 Mega rolls which is equivalent to 12 larger rolls. One roll lasted a long time!

I appreciate that using Scott Naturals Tube-Free bath tissue helps prevent waste and is great for the environment. Anyone interested can watch an impressive video on YouTube: or

You can also take the pledge to #TossTheTube and get a money saving coupon at

I was shocked to find that over 17 billion bath tissue tubes are thrown away each year which is enough to fill the Empire State building ….TWICE! I am concerned about my part to help the environment and Scott now makes it  EASY to take a green step!

Thank you Scott and Crowdtap for this AWESOME sampling!

I am a member of Crowdtap and was SO EXCITED to be hand picked to host a HIDDEN VALLEY RANCH FEAST! This is the time of year when Hidden Valley Dry  Mix packets for dip and dressing and bottled dressing can help make all “GATHERINGS” a HUGE success!
The menu for my HIDDEN VALLEY RANCH FEAST was Roast Turkeys and all the “FIXINGS”. My Sister roasted 2 turkeys, one she injected with a Hidden Valley Ranch and also sprinkled it with dry Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning. She also made a Hidden Valley Ranch White sauce, to go over the sliced turkey. It was EXCELLENT! We had Hidden Valley Ranch Mashed potatoes (just add Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing and Seasoning mix in place of salt). I made Hidden Valley Ranch deviled eggs, (adding Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing and Seasoning mix in place of salt) I also prepared Original Ranch Spinach Dip and a Hidden Valley Ranch Cheese ball shaped like a pumpkin for our center piece.
Capture Ranch Food collageCapture Ranch Party Collage with peopleCapture Ranch plate P1000761 My niece made Hidden Valley Ranch Slaw. She also made Gluten Free Hidden Valley Ranch Chex Mix and put it in individual bags for the guest to take home and printed out her recipe. My Sister also “Ranch-fied” her cornbread dressing by adding  1 cup of Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing to her mix, before baking. My nephew and his wife brought 3 pumpkin pies that they made from blue Jaradale pumpkins (wonderful for pies, blue on the outside, thick dense orange walls on the inside) We also had pinto beans, cornbread, green beans and a fantastic Sweet potato casserole topped with praline mixture, provided by another nephew and his wife.
There were 23 people at the HIDDEN VALLEY RANCH FEAST. Everyone had a great time and came away with lots of new recipe ideas thanks to #HiddenValleyRancher !!

Capture Ragu Collage

I was SO EXCITED  to be a part of the Crowdtap #RaguSauceMasters Sampling!  I received a coupon for a Free jar of Ragu. I always use Ragu for my spaghetti and it is a family FAVORITE! I decide to try some new dishes aka #NewTraDish. The weather has finally turned cooler, so I wanted to make Ragu Chili.
I also decided to get creative, and put a spin on another family favorite…classic Macaroni and Cheese. I fixed “BACON “Mac & Cheese using a jar of Ragu’s Cheese Creation, Double Cheddar, it was SO AMAZING!!!!  It was quick and easy to prepare. My family asked me fix both of these recipes again, which made me feel GREAT. We now have even more reasons to LOVE RAGU! Ragu is not only delicious on the dining room table but a HUGE time saver in the kitchen. I appreciate that they use high quality ingredients and it tastes home-made!
1 lb extra lean ground beef or 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 1 pack dry chili seasoning mix
  • 4 cups of cooked pinto beans (I cook mine from dried but you could use 2 ~ 15 oz cans.
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar Ragu pasta sauce ( I used Parmesan and Romano)
  • Brown meat, drain off grease and stir in  the dry chili mix.
  1. Add the pinto beans. Simmer on low heat, uncovered for 20 minutes or longer,  stirring occasionally.
  2. Top with grated cheese, chopped fresh tomato and cucumber before serving.
12 oz cooked bacon
3 cups cooked macaroni
1 ~ 16 oz Jar Ragu Cheese Creations, Double cheddar
Grease the bottom of a 9×12 casserole lightly with butter, pour cooked macaroni in and stir in the Ragu Cheese Sauce. Top with the cooked bacon!

Capture Large Cetaphil Collage

I am so EXCITED to be a part of the Cetaphil Crowd on Crowdtap and be chosen to be a part of their sampling experience. I have sensitive skin and I have to be very careful with the products I use, especially on my face. The older I get, it seems the more sensitive my skin is. I had my yearly check up with my dermatologist and every year she tells me to make sure I am  using a daily moisturizer that has an SPF.  I am very happy that Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer has a 15 SPF!

  I got a generous box of goodies for myself t and to share with friends and family!  The party pack included:

• 1 full size cloth
• 1 full size RestoraDerm
• 1 full size moisturizer
• 10 sample cloths
• 10 sample RestoraDerm
• 10 sample moisturizers
• 1 pamphlet

I am happy to report that I loved ALL the products!  They are all light and fragrance free.  These are terrific for all skin types even those with sensitive skin and eczema .
The Daily Facial Moisturizer is light and goes on smooth.  I appreciate that it is not at all  greasy and feels natural on my skin.  With a family history of cancer, I appreciate that it provides broad spectrum sun protection. Protecting my skin against damaging UVA and UVB rays is a top priority.  I want to keep my skin in as good a shape as possible and prevent sun damage.
 The RESTORADERM SKIN RESTORING MOISTURIZER  is very lightweight, non-greasy and fragrance free.  It soothes, replenishes and protects very dry skin for long-lasting relief.  My skin feels and looks great when I use it.  It “offers a unique combination of ceramide and Filaggrin technology” which has been proven to help soothe the symptoms of eczema.
 The RESTORADERM SKIN RESTORING BODY WASH is light and does a great job cleaning and lathering without drying my skin.  It is clinically proven to provide non-irritating and moisture-enhancing cleansing, while soothing the dry, itchy, skin. It also offers “Filaggrin technology”.
 The CETAPHIL GENTLE SKIN CLEANSING CLOTHS were a great addition to this line of products. I was not aware until this sampling that they were available. They are now one of my  favorite products! They are so convenient and work well to clean and remove makeup! They are large in size and have a wonderful  texture to exfoliate skin and get it really clean without irritation.   My skin feels fantastic after I use them.
   I highly recommend all these products and was excite to share them with family and friends. Some were aware and used the Cetaphil cleansers and moisturizer, but none of them had heard of the Cleansing cloths and were very excited to learn about this new Cetaphil product!
 The photos show how much FUN my guests had at the party. We had refreshments and played a word game to see who could come up with the most words created from the letters 
C-E-T-A-P-H-I-L !
THANK YOU Crowdtap and Cetaphil for including me!

Capture Cottonelle for Summer blog

I was so excited to be chosen as a part of Crowdtaps Cottonelle Summer Clean Care Sampling Program. I received a very generous kit in the mail.

For myself:

Cottonelle Clean Care 4 Pack
Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths Dispenser
Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths Portable Soft Pack
Save $1.00 Coupon on any ONE (1) dispenser or refill of Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths (42 ct. or larger)

To share:

2) Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths Portable Soft Packs
(2) Save $1.00 Coupon on any ONE (1) dispenser or refill of Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths (42 ct. or larger)

I have been a fan of the Cottonelle Clean Care routine for sometime and am always excited to share with others.  Toilet paper is something everyone uses and the addition of the flushable cleansing clothes makes a huge difference in how clean you feel.

All my recent magazines have Cottonelle advertisements in them. I especially like the one that has Cherie holding Cottonelle toilet paper in one hand and the flushable cleansing cloths in the other. It says…


As soon as I received my sample share in the mail, I cut out two of the adds and rolled them up and put them each with one of the coupons and portable soft packs and gave one to my Sister and one to a good friend. My Sister reported that she took her cloths on a road trip with the Grandchildren. She said she kept them in her purse and used them not only to wipe of toilet seats but to keep the kids bums clean. She said it made for a pleasant ride in close quarters. My friend said she started using them and was surprised at what a difference they made in feeling clean and how much less toilet paper she needed to use to feel clean!

Two new FANS for the #CottonelleCleanCrew!

A big thanks to Crowdtap and Cottonelle!






I think Bum Hygiene is very important. I was pleased to get to host the first Cottonelle  Clean Crew Party presented by Crowdtap!

I was so excited when I got the Party Kit in the mail! It included:

  • 1 4pk of Cottonelle® Clean Care Toilet Paper
  • 5 Cottonelle® Fresh Care Moist Wipe Dispensers
  • 6 White dispenser display trays to decorate (an extra for a mess-up!)
  • 2 Sets of glitter glue puffy paint to decorate the trays
  • 1 Cottonelle® Toilet Paper Roll Cover
  • 1 Clean Slate Party Insert


I used Cottonelle Toilet paper to make “ribbon flowers” and displayed them in a “Cottonelle Toilet paper roll” vase on the back of the toilet in the guest bathroom. This arrangement along side a pop up Cottonelle Flushable wipes made quite an impression on the guests!. I also demonstrated how easy it was to make these flowers. FLOWERS and FRESH were the perfect combination just like using wet wipes in combination with dry TP!


For the centerpiece I used my daughters stuffed dog because it looked so much like the dog on the Cottonelle Toilet Paper. I made it a “Cottonelle” collar and tag! I displayed this on a blue and white check cloth along with a 4 pack of Cottonelle Toilet paper tied with the same ribbon as the dog collar and the Cottonelle stand up wipes and the Toilet Paper Roll cover that came in the party kit! Here are some of the tray designs!


The guests had a wonderful time decorating and customizing their Fresh Care Moist Wipes trays. I shared these online with the hashtag #LetsTalkBums! The Toilet Paper Roll Cover went the the design with the heart border!

It is a New Year and time for everyone to rethink their bathroom routine. Thank you Cottonelle and Crowdtap for making it so easy to share the Cottonelle routine with friends and family!!






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