Sunday, February 14, 2016

Recipe: Chicken Zucchini Patties


About 2 months ago I saw a recipe for these on Fb and decided to try them but I changed the recipe around so it more suited my own taste. My daughter came over for dinner and these were a huge hit with all of us. I'll definitely be making these again. 

You will need

1 lb ground chicken
3 TBSP diced Cilantro
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups grated zucchini
2 diced green onions
1/4 tsp Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil 2 teaspoons

Mix together and drop by small spoonfulls into hot olive oil on pan. Fry on each side for 5 minutes. Serve with guacamole dipping sauce. 

Recipe for Guacamole

2 ripe avocados
1TBSP lemon juice
1 tsp mayonnaise
salt to taste

Peel the avocados and mash them. Add lemon juice, mayo and salt. Mix well. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Review: CushionCare Keyboard Wrist Rest Pad



My Review

If you sit at the key board for hours each day, your wrists and hands probably get just a tired as mine do. I've never used a mouse pad with a wrist rest on it so it did take some getting use to but after a few days of adjusting to it, I love it now. My sister in law had to have wrist surgery after years of typing and getting carpel tunnel and I didn't want that so this was a great product to get. 

This would also make for a great gift for someone who sits at the computer all day for work because you just don't realize how much you are working your wrists when typing or using the mouse. Both the wrist rest and the mouse pad with the wrist rest built into it are very light weight and seem very durable. I expect they will last a good long time. If you'd like to purchase this product, you can find it here

I was given this product for free in exchange for an honest review. 


Favorite Video of the Week



I thought I would share a video of one of the rats I had. This one is of Lucky the 3 legged rat that I had. He passed away over a year ago but he was such a beautiful rat, I love sharing his videos. You can see his missing front paw (he was born that way) while he gives me kisses, popcorns around his cage and tries to take my rings.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Freebie Friday!


Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to samples like these at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.
Did you know you can sign up at Tomoson and get free products too. You can also sign up at these sites and get products at a great discount. No Kidding CouponsAMZ Review Trader, and Elite Deal Club.

This week I received:

A box of 4 free samples of Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners from Crowdtap.
4 samples of Frankie Rose Cosmetics
Goddess Garden Sunscreen from Swaggable
eb5 Facial Treatment Moisturizer Cream from Swaggable


I also received this large lot of hair care samples from Yerdle. One of my friends posted her Yerdle link and when I signed up, I was given a $35 credit to their site. It didn't cost me a thing, I even got free shipping on my first order! So if you'd like to sign up for Yerdle, here's my referral link that gives you a $35 store credit and free shipping on your first order just for signing up. 

And I earned another $5 Amazon Gift card from Crowdtap. 


Did you receive anything free this week?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Product Review: Galaxy Core Prime Case, Galaxy Core Prime Wallet


Product Description

Precise openings on the protector case to allow access to all controls and features on the phone. The case opens up to reveal credit card slots and storage compartments for whatever you might need on hand. Exterior and interior lining made of high quality durable PU synthetic leather, two credit card slots/pockets on the interior of left side cover. 

Interior snap-on back cover case made of hard PC material. Shock-absorbing, skid-proof, tear-resistant, anti-scratch and anti-fingerprints. Can be made into a stand for your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime G360, perfect for watching videos while on the go. Protect your phone with style. Meticulously crafted, durable and comfortable grip. Compatible with: Samsung Galaxy Core  PrimeG360. 

Package Contents: 
1 x Case for Samsung Galaxy Core Prime G360 
1 x Stylus 


My Review

While I don't have one of those cell phones, my daughter does and so I found out what kind she had and got her a nice case as a surprise. I"m still living in the land of the dinosaurs with my landline phone but my daughter loves this case and it fit her phone perfectly. 

It's really cute too, I just love the cherry blossoms on the front of it and that's the first thing that my daughter commented on as well. She thought that was really pretty. I also really liked that this came with a stylus too, that was a nice added bonus that not a lot of other cases I looked at for her had. 

My daughter was very happy to get this and said she as happy that I got one for her before she bought one because this is nicer than the ones she was thinking of getting and loves that this has a slot in it to keep money safe and has a magnetic closure. If you'd like one of these for yourself, you can find it here. The price was $8.99 at the time of my purchase.

Disclosure: I was given this product at a discount in exchange for an honest review. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Product Review: Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners


Crowdtap sent me a free box of Slow Cooker Liners for me to test and give my opinion of. 



First thing you do is Line a 5-to 6-quart slow cooker with a Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner. Fit liner snugly against the bottom and sides of bowl; pull top of liner over rim of bowl.


I like to add the meat first and then the vegetables. 


I usually add 1/4 cup of my favorite jarred gravy to this along with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and seasoned salt. Then cook on high for 6 hours or until everything is cooked. 

This is the first time that I've used a Slow Cooker Liner when using my slow cooker but it sure did make for an easy clean up. Just let the slow cooker cool all the way and slowly pull the liner out and throw it away. The liner didn't leak or tear and it didn't add any sort of plastic taste or smell to my food. I'll definitely use these liners again. 

Disclosure: I was sent a free box of liners for the purpose of testing an an honest review. 

My Favorite Photo of the Week


Here's an old picture I found while going through the pictures I inherited from my mom. This is my paternal grandfather with what my dad said was his favorite car. Now I'm not good with old cars so I don't know what kind of car this was but it's a really old picture. 

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Review: Apple Harvest Tealight Candles


Product Description

Apple Harvest is a true, ripe apple fragrance combined with bright fruit notes and just a touch of spice. Apple Harvest may be the apple scent you didn't know you needed, but can't live without! This fragrance oil is infused with natural cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange, and cedarwood essential oils. Our Apple Harvest tealight candles feature a beautiful clear container that allows the candle color to shine through brilliantly, and a self trimming natural fiber wick. Our tea lights will add a luminous splash of color to any home decor, or any event big or small! Each 1/2 Oz. tealight burns for 5+ hours, and pack a great scent throw for such a small package. Our classic container wax is composed of a super soft paraffin petrolatum blend, which allows us to add up to more fragrance to each candle than traditional candles without the fragrance bleeding out. Our classic wax blend also features a low melting point making for a faster melt and better scent throw.



My Review

I could smell these candles before I even opened the box so I was hoping that they would put out a of of scent once they were lit and I wasn't disappointed at all. I lit one in the living room and I quickly started smelling it all the way back in the bedroom. These candles have a really nice apple cinnamon scent to them and I just love that they really put that scent out while they are lit. It's nice to find a candle, even small tea light candles that you can actually smell around your house while they are burning. 

I've burned 3 of them so far and they last for about 5-6 hours each. When my daughter came over she remarked how nice my apartment smelled and I told her it was the candles and she right away asked me for one for her place. Now I think she'll be buying a box of these candles for herself.

Disclosure: I was sent this product at a discount in exchange for an honest review. 


I was burning the tealight candles in one of my Christmas Tealight burners right after Christmas and it lit up pretty and smelled good. The price at the time I got them was: Price $5.95 + $1.93 shipping for a pack of 6.


If you'd like to buy this product, you can find it here

Monday, February 08, 2016

Happy Raturday!

*Photo courtesy of @Rambling Ratz*

"I smell food" 



*Photo courtesy of @Rambling Ratz*

"Why yes, I am a ratty burrito. But you no eats me."


*Photo courtesy of @Rambling Ratz*

"That was an interesting cave tour"


*Photo courtesy of ‏@rosemariehierma*

"I'm eating dinner, you come back later for cuddles."

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Review: Target Beauty Box


I was able to snag another Target Beauty Box last month and while there were 2 available they went really fast and only one was available by the time I got to the site. But for $7.00 this is what I got in my box. 


 A $30 value for just $7, which isn't bad at all.

ACURE Day Cream

John Frieda Keraflex Hair Spray

NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Pads

Braided Elastic Bands for hair

Simple Micellar Wipes

Marlowe Extra Moisturizing Lotion

Clear Total Care Shampoo and Conditioner

I've tried everything and I liked everything with the exception of the Nivea In Shower Body Lotion. That stuff left a weird sticky residue on my skin that was hard to rinse off and I didn't like how it felt on my skin at all.


The way I find out that there is a new Target Beauty Box available is by checking the hash tag #TargetBeautyBox on Twitter. Some people are really good about letting others know that there is a new box available and that's how I find out. 

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Favorite Video of the Week



I came across this video the other day by mistake. But I couldn't stop watching it. He is in Thailand and is trying a mixture of the different bugs they cook and eat there. He wasn't gross about eating them like some of the people on those shows do by opening their mouths so we can see the squirting of the bugs. Most of the bugs look deep fried or some such thing and it made me laugh because every time he took a bite he like, "Oh that's pretty tasty. Tastes like what you would expect an insect would taste like."

Sorry mate, I don't know what to expect an insect to taste like, why don't you explain it to me. lol

Friday, February 05, 2016

Freebie Friday!


Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to samples like these at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.
Did you know you can sign up at Tomoson and get free products too. You can also sign up at these sites and get products at a great discount. No Kidding CouponsAMZ Review Trader, and Elite Deal Club.

This week I received:

A Portable Travel Sharps Container
2 Starbucks Hot Chocolate K Cups
2 Kind Granola Bars
Join The Lorax Kids Activity Book




And I also won two more $5 Amazon gift cards from Crowdtap. 


Did you receive anything free this week?