I love this set of candles! I am including photos but they do not do these candles justice! These candles can be used in so many ways. They give the DECORATIVE look of a real candle, because they are made from real wax. The LED wicks gives a flickering effect that is very realistic. These candles will be USEFUL if the power goes out, with the touch of a remote you will have enough light to get to a kerosene lamp or flashlight.

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I love the ambience of candles, but not the danger. With this set you get all the advantages and they are safe to use. I have 3 cats that like to jump up on my tables so I always worry when I have candles burning that they might knock one over creating a mess or even worse hurt themselves or start a fire. I can have peace of mind when using these candles.

You can turn on the ones you want to burn with a simple ON / OFF switch on the bottom of each candle. Then using the remote control you can “Light” them. The candles and the remote come ready to use with batteries already installed. The remote has a plastic piece that you just remove and it is ready to go.

These candles are also great for anyone the that is sensitive to scented candles. They are not scented, so you don’t have to worry about that. My husband only likes certain scents and complains about most candles.

I am very pleased with this candle set. It has exceeded my expectations and I feel good recommending it. You can view it on Amazon.com at this link.


I was excited to get the opportunity to review As Seen On TV’s Dispenserless Tape in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I ship a lot of packages. I have family and friends that live all over, some as far away as West Africa! I also sell antiques and vintage items on Ebay. I ship a lot of packages. I am always losing my scissors and sometimes don’t have an extra hand for scissors when holding the boxes together, so I couldn’t wait to try out this tape! It didn’t disappoint me either! In fact it exceeded my expectations! It is strong and durable and it is super easy to find the edge to unroll a new piece with the black dots directing you right to the spot!

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I appreciate a lot of information is given right on the front of the roll: the roll is 55 yards long, 2″ wide and 3 mils thick. The directions are pretty self explanatory, but it is nice to have them along with an illustration. There are faint black dots all throughout the roll. These dots mark the segments. The segments are 12″ long. This means that every 12″ you can tear the tape by hand, no cutter or scissors necessary as the tape is perforated in that area. You can also use longer than 12″strips if needed. These longer strips remains strong and durable once it is taped down! Very COOL!

I found another great use for these 12’ tape strips. They are the perfect length and width to be used as a lint remover! I have a black chair pad that my cats like to hang out on. Just one of these strips removed all the cat hair from that pad easily!!

I am always excited with a product that saves me time and frustration. This tape does both. I no longer need scissors or have to waste time looking for the end of the tape!

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Here is the link to the tape on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S9TW3RM/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_19

I am a member of Crowdtap and excited to be a part of the Campbell’s Sauce Crowd! I was pleased to be invited to participate in their Sample Share.

What I received for this sampling was incredibly generous:

  • A variety of new Campbell’s® products including (but not limited to) Soups for Easy Cooking, Campbell’s® Latin Inspired Soups, Campbell’s® Skillet Sauces, Prego® Alfredo sauce, and Swanson Cream Starter™ Broths
  • Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Tote
  • Shaker
  • Recipe Booklet with Coupons
  • 1 set of Sampling Instructions

I made a variety of recipes using the items in my kit. Two of my favorites were “Chicken Parmesan” made in my cast iron skillet and the “Loaded Potato Soup”!

The “Creamy Parmesan Chicken” was quick and easy to prepare… the results were restaurant quality! All I had to do was brown fresh chicken in oil, I used olive oil, then stir in the sauce. I served this with steamed broccoli, baked potato and shrimp. I tried the sauce over the broccoli, baked potato and the shrimp. This sauce made EVERYTHING taste amazing!

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The Cambpell’s Loaded Potato Soup made with Swanson Cream Starter was also a big HIT!  It was super easy to prepare. The Swanson Cream Starter saved me time and the results were delicious! This is a FANTASTIC recipe! (I added 1 cup of buttermilk to this recipe and a few more potatoes)

8 ounces (1/2 of a 1-pound package) bacon, diced (about 8 strips) 
1 pound russet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups) 
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 
2 cloves garlic, minced 
1 carton (26.1 ounces) Swanson® Cream Starter Traditional or Swanson® Cream Starter 25% Reduced Fat 
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 
3 green onions or fresh chives, chopped 

How to Make It

  • 1Cook the bacon in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat until crisp, stirring often.  Remove the bacon from the saucepan and drain on paper towels.  Pour off all but 2 tablespoons drippings.
  • 2Add the potatoes and onion to the saucepan, season with salt and black pepper and cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender-crisp, stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic and cook and stir for 1 minute.
  • 3Stir in the cream starter and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.  Stir in half the bacon and half the cheese.  Top with the remaining bacon, remaining cheese and the green onions before serving.

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Every Campbell’s product I have tried has exceeded my expectations! I will be adding recipes to my Campbell’s Pinterest board, if you would like to follow it!

Here is a photo of family members enjoying Spaghettios Micros!

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This was one of the BEST Samplings EVER! A big (((THANKS))) to #CampbellsSauce  and @Crowdtap #Sponsored!

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This is the time of year when I try to do everything to keep myself and my family from getting sick! That is why I am glad I am a member of Crowdtap’s #KleenexBrandBelievers Crowd and was so excited to be invited into Crowdtap’s #Kleenex Care Sampling.

In my Sampling Kit, I got a box of Kleenex Tissues with lotion, made with soothing absorbent lotion , aloe & E, and a box of Kleenex Anti-Viral tissues.

The Kleenex tissues with lotion are especially great for delicate skin. When you have a cold and are constantly blowing your nose and covering your nose when you sneeze, wiping it when it is running, it is important to have a tissue that soothes rather than irritates and Kleenex tissues with lotion do a great job.

The Kleenex Anti-Viral Tissues have three soft layers, including a moisture-activated middle layer that kills 99.9% of cold and flu viruses. These are great to keep colds and flu viruses from spreading to other family members. I think they are awesome!

I am sharing  ‪#‎KleenexCare‬ with Savings! http://goo.gl/kcNaAO

You can also visit Kleenex’s website and find great tips and a coupon for 75 cents off 3 boxes


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I was so pleased to be invited to participate in Crowdap’s exclusive sampling of Listerine’s Healthy White Mouthwash.

I am a heavy coffee drinker, I also drink hot tea, grape juice and cranberry juice. All this and age, (I am 54) causes my teeth to need extra whitening. I have been using whitening strips and have good results, but they are expensive and they cause teeth sensitivity.

I was skeptical that the Listerine HealthyWhite could whiten without irritation or making my teeth sensitive, but it does! I like the clean mint taste. It is not too harsh and leaves my mouth and teeth feeling super clean! My husband has noticed that my breath is fresher since using it.

I use the HealthyWhite rinse twice a day, morning and night. I pour the cap half way full and swish a full minute. In the morning , I wait 30 minutes after swishing before drinking or eating anything. At night I swish right before bed.

I am very pleased with the results. Listerine Healthy White keeps my teeth looking great! I highly recommend it!Capture Listerine Healthy White and me

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I was excited to be invited to Crowdtap’s #TeamSweetNLow Beverage Party. I was sent the following Sweet N Low goodies in my party kit:

  • 25 Sweet’N Low® Packets for Your Recipe
  • 1 Sweet’N Low® Recipe Card
  • 1 Sweet’N Low® Tote Bag
  • 1 Sweet’N Low® Swag

I used the packets in recipes and shared with guests. The Tote bag was adorable and so was the purse hook!

I love egg nog so I served Sweet N Low’s lighter version…..”Not So Naughty Egg Nog”  it is a simple recipe with yummy results!



4 pasteurized eggs

12 packets Sweet’N Low® zero calorie sweetener

1 teaspoon vanilla

5 cups cold skim milk

Pinch ground nutmeg

Place eggs, Sweet’N Low & vanilla in blender container. Cover; blend on medium or high speed 10 seconds or until foamy. Add milk. Cover; blend 5 seconds. Pour into 1 1/2-quart pitcher. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

I used “real” Mexican vanilla and just purchased nutmeg, it was so flavorful!

We also had an assortment of coffee and teas, all made sweeter with the addition of Sweet N Low.

I had a drawing for the door prize which was a basket of goodies including the Sweet N Low purse hook! The guests had a wonderful time at the #TeamSweetNLow #Sponsored Beverage Party. We also visited the Sweet N Low site and perused other recipes! http://www.sweetnlow.com/


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I was very excited to be included in Crowdtap‘s ‪#‎LadiesWithPoise‬Sample and Share. It was wonderful to get a chance to try Poise® Microliners and share them with a couple of my good friends. I was really impressed with how thin yet abosorbent these microfiber liners are. Great products! Everyone loved the cute “purse like” way these samples were presented and the $2 off coupon was really appreciated.

I received a total of 3 Poise Sample kits. One for myself and 2 to share with friends!

Poise liners are so thin that I don’t even think about them. They allow me to do all the things I want, wear the clothes I want and not have to worry! I love them!

My friends were also impressed with these sample kits. From the variety that was included, to the money savings coupon and the awesome way it was all presented!

These kits are great for women with light bladder leakage and  included:

Poise® free samples; Get a Poise® free sample kit today

Poise Liner Sample Kit — featuring our all-new Microliner!

Ideal for women with lighter bladder leaks, this kit includes:

  • 2 NEW Poise Microliners (1 regular, 1 long)
  • 1 Poise Long Liner
  • 1 Poise Ultra Thin Pad
  • Exclusive coupon and informational brochure

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