Thursday, August 27, 2015

Product Review: Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths


I received this product for free to sample and provide with a honest opinion of it . First, as a mother this product is great for toddlers. You never know when you may need them. I use them more when we take long trips to store or mall or beach. 

I really enjoy the travel sizes, as I hope they start to carry them  more at stores. And if they are continue to carry them I would definitely purchase them .They are such great quality product durable , and easy to carry along anywhere. And I don't know how we managed before they made.  Thank you Cottonelle for such a great product. 



                                  Have you tried OZ Naturals Product's Yet  ? What is stopping you ? 


    I received this product free to sample to provide a honest opinion. Prior to starting this product , I was a little familiar with OZ Naturals Brand. But I never had a opportunity to give it a try. So far the only issue that I had is that it took some time to open the product. 

  Here are just a few facts about this product that I love ! It is Credulity Free, Guaranteed Satisfaction on this product , Safe for all skin types. With just that information, it really peaked my interest. As I have combination dry/normal skin. 

I am always looking for something that will agree with my skin. And also help to protect me from the sun. And you can't go wrong with Age Defying Solar Shield. 

 I really enjoyed the scent of the product, with the medium tint it does provide your face a sun glow.It also comes out like a clay color. It really did provide a great moisture to my skin. I also really love that it is SPF 30.  Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone as it has a lot of perks , as listed above. 

                                             With OZ Naturals Age Defying Solar Shield

To purchase your OZ Naturals Age Defying Solar Shield 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Product Review : Jif™ Bars


I’m a member of the Crowdtap Jif™ program, and Jif™ sent me a sample of its Jif™ Bars to try and asked me to review. My daughter and I split the bar Creamy Peanut Butter Jif Bar. She  and I overall really did enjoy the bar. And is looking forward to having them in her lunch bag during the school year. 

Lily enjoying Creamy Peanut Butter Jif Bar ! Its Kid Approved ! 

I really like that they did provide coupons, as Jif is a well know family brand. And who wouldn't love some JIF bars as a snack for school or home. 

Product Review : NEUTROGENA® Ultra Light Cleansing Oil

                                 Have you tried Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil ? 

I’m a member of the Crowdtap NEUTROGENA® rewards program, and NEUTROGENA® sent me a sample of its NEUTROGENA® Ultra Light Cleansing Oil to review.
I have been sampling this product for about 2 weeks ! And it is amazing ! I really enjoy that it was a light oil.  After rinsing my skin felt fabulous ! I think that would be great for skin, during the harsh winter months.  It has a really great scent ! 

                          Perks of this Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil:
                                     Won't Clog Pores
                                      No greasy residue 
                                      Dermatologist tested
                                      Non-comedogenic - Definition :  A product that won't cause block pores.  

I love how easy it removes make up  and dirt and oils. 
I figured that  this was unfamiliar word to me; that readers as well may wonder about this as well. This shows me that Neutrogena, cares about our skin. And will take any precautions to keep our skin healthy ! 
My skin feels so smooth. I highly recommend that you give this product a try. I will be looking into Neutrogena products more often. 

A True Story : Always Be Mindful Of Your Body.....

                      My Story ..... 

Disclaimer  : I left out the names of doctors. As I want to share my story and provide others with a signs to watch out for as you never know if this may happen. 

    About two years ago, I went to a foot doctor within my insurance company. He seemed okay, but it also weird as clients where walk in only. And seemed like cattle with each passing person. His practice of cleaning the his tools that used wasn't very sanitary. Sprayed antiseptic to clean from person to person. None the less, I had a ingrown toe nail which resulted in having the toe nail removed.

First removal went okay; with the second that is when the problem's started. And it was about a 1 year after the first removal. My foot doctor at that time , didn't use numbing spray on right big toe. He just numbed  the toe with a needle and when it came time for removal of the toe nail. It was very painful !!!!  

Shortly after the removal, I had to go to hospital as I had a infection in my toe. With the advice of my husband, I found  a new foot doctor. With further treatments to take care of hang nails and watch the general health of the toe. 

Fast forward to May of this year. During the past few months, I continued to take care of my hang nails. I recently explained to my podiatrist doctor that I have a lot of pain in the big toe. 

 From that point , I was sent for X-ray and they were unable to confirm if I had a infection. Then I had a MRI with contrast and non contrast. And from those images, they were able to see that yes there is a small section , near the bone that was causing a bone infection. 

But luckily, this was caught early enough  that it didn't progress into something much worst. From there, I was advise to set up a appointment with Infectious Disease doctor.  I provided my information to the imaging department as well as my podiatrist to ensure that Infectious disease doctor to get things moving. 

With a short delay , things did get going. Diagnosed with Osteomyelitis Nos , Ankle/ Foot. Due to urgency of this infection, I made a appointment on June 22nd to get my Picc line put into my arm.  That was truly scary, as you are wake , they numb your arm. And proceed to insert a  plastic a Cather into your arm. The staff was great, and I had a nurse talk to me through out the whole process. As well see the xray and watch them as the doctor placed the end of the Cather in my heart.  Prior to starting my Iv medicine, I wasn't feeling very well at all. According to my mom, I was pale as well. 

The following day, I had my first visit and 24 hr bandage change. Luckily, I will be only taking  two antibiotics . And do this by Sash method. Which it is really easy just takes time to get it.  It goes like this :


  •  Saline flush
  • Antibiotic
  • Saline flush                                      
  • Wait 10 minutes
  • Antibiotic
  • Saline flush
  • Heparin flush     
   Overall, I have very mild side affects only during the first few days. Also I had really bad cramping my arm that went to my back. I spoke with my nurse and recommend that I need to call a on call nurse. Received a call back, and was advised to use a heating pad on the area. I did that for about two days. 

Thankfully, I have had no pain since. With this being the second week, I seen a change in my big right toe. I am feeling better, and I am getting use to my Picc Line. 

Fast forward about four weeks into the six week / eight week process. I have made a lot of progress. Going to for follow up X-ray to see how the infection has reduced. And see what the next steps are . Another appointment with Infectious Disease Doctor to possible get released or extended. Hoping for the best! 

Current day, I seen my Infectious Disease Doctor blood work and X rays look good.  So after many weeks of IV antibiotics. I am feeling a lot better than I was six weeks ago. I am very thankful that this wasn't extended another two weeks. And that my foot doctor was able to caught  this early. 

I was able to get my picc removed ,and it only took a few minutes. And I was able to use a simple bandage. In a couple hours it will be removed.  Now after all this I can get back to functioning like normal. 

Had one other follow up appointment with my foot doctor everything seems to be fine now. And I am no longer in pain !!! 
So, please always be mindful of your body. And always question your doctors as you never what will happen if you don't. 



Monday, August 17, 2015

DIY Blog : Make Your Own Pizza At Home On A Budget

                A family project that won't break your budget. 

In today's economy , every dollar spend on food or snacks. Maybe better used towards paying a bill. Right ! But if you have children, there is only so much frozen fish sticks, or chicken nuggets you can before you want to try something that with not only taste good. But the children would enjoy doing it as a family time together. 

At our local dollar store, we have purchased the following items and depending on if we are low on supplies it isn't too expensive. As you are still getting great name products on a budget that won't break you bank.   

Items You Need :
Pizza Crust ( this is a two pack) will be various depending on dollar store 
Crushed peppercorns ( My Favorite)
Onion Salt
Garlic Salt 
Parmesan Blend (Kraft ) Free Sample from 
Pepperoni ( Can get from the dollar store) various brands (not pictured)
Pizza Sauce ( dollar Store brand shown) 

I followed the directions on the Pizza crust. I prefer to have a crunchy crust so I keep that brand in the oven for 9 minutes.  

Here are a few pictures of our finished pizza's. I have also posted on Instagram in the past when we had pizza's. 

My Pizza 

Lily's Pizza 
( With Flash) Sorry About That !! 
My Mom's Pizza 

The best part about this DIY  is that you can add hamburger meat, sausage, garlic and more ... This is a meal with endless possibilities !   

Friday, August 14, 2015

Product Review : Splenda Pomegranate Spritzer


I was selected to Sample +Splenda  Sugar Blend. Provide honest feedback on the product. I was provided with following Recipe that I wanted to share with all you. This was such a great and refreshing drink.... 

Ingredients :
1/4 Cup Pomegranate Juice
2 Tablespoons Simple Syrup 
1 Teaspoon Lime Juice
3/4 Cup Lime Flavored Seltzer 

Directions :
Stir together all ingredients , except seltzer in large glass. Slowly pour seltzer. Add if you want 

To make Simple Syrup
2 cups of water
1 cup of Splenda Sugar Blend
1/4 teaspoon dry, unflavored gelatin
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend all ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan. Bring to a simmer, then refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.  Simple Syrup can be kept refrigerated in a sealed container for up to one week. 


This is really great drink , please be sure to try the recipe. I just had to share it with my friends and followers. A +Splenda  recipe !!! 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Upcoming Blogs


Budget Meal : DIY Pizza 

Product Reviews :
Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil 
Jif Bars 

Product Review : Premium Fruit Infuser Water Bottle Tumbler - 24oz BPA Free Tritan Material


I received this product at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review.  Because of moving , and everything in between there was a delay with this blog. But today, I rinsed and washed this  Premium Fruit Infuser water bottle.  I added about 5-6 seedless black grapes, and water. And  I shake it , to help bring out the great flavor . 

And it tastes amazing ! It was really simple to open and add the fruit. It goes something like this :
Twist Cap
Gently pull out  white infuser with different shapes 
Pour in water 
Shake it !!! 

I really like that it is durable , and the seller offers 100% with 30 day Money  Back Guarantee . Be sure to view this link Premium Fruit Infuser Water Bottle Tumbler

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

My Review Of : Target Spring Box $40 Value for $7.00 What A Deal !


In this +Target Beauty Box, I received the following items: 

Olay Regenerist Luminous Hydra Swirl Eye Cream - 0.5 Fl 

Sinful Colors Professional Nail Color - Thimble berry  108  

Fekkai Blowout - Hair Refresher 1.7 oz    

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick: 875  Gladiolus  

Cutex One Step Pads Advanced Revival Pads   

First, let me apologize for the delay with this blog. I moved and also have a health matter that I had to take care of. I try my very best to stick to list that I show on up coming blogs. 
But without any further delay, I really found this box to really great. But I wish I could swap out the lipstick .As this isn't something that really used that much. 

Sinful Colors Professional Nail Color - Thimble berry  108  - I really liked this color, it was very bright and bold. 

Cutex One-Step Pads Advanced Polish Removed Pads: I really like that pads were already ready. Which made for quicker removal of the nail polish that was on my nails. 

Fekkai Blow - Hair Refresher ( Dry Shampoo) - I have never used this product before. But I am going to trying to give myself a wavy beach look. Its a really simple product to just spray and tussle ... 

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick - 875 - Gladiolus - Its a really deep red, and that isn't really a color I would wear. Also I am more lip gloss or lip balm type of woman. 

My favorite product from this box was : Olay Regenerist Luminous - I have always wanted to try it . And I really like how it reduces the circles under my eyes. And helps to make my skin firmer. 

Be sure to always go to and search ( Target Beauty Box).  If you are +Facebook  you may come across a few free pages that promote the boxes when they become available. Also be sure to follow my +Facebook  page at A Stay At Home Mother's Life to stay update on the blogs. And I also share a few freebies that I found as well. 

TV Show Blog : Pretty Little Liars

                 Are we sure A is caught ?  What will Season 7 Bring for the Liars ??                                   

As many of  you have seen last night , PLL had it season finale.  From Season 1 to Season 6 .... I was always trying to keep track of who done it . Who was dead Who was A .... But around season 5 , when Ally came back. Everything got all mixed up for me. 

But while catching up on the current season, things just got worst for the girls and there mothers.  Unlike other's who watched the show last night, the plot and twists were really interesting to me. As I would never thought in million years, that CeCe Drake, would turn out be Charlotte who was Charles. 

I would never had pieced together that Cece was Charles. As Ally risked her own salvation to help someone who she thought was her friend. And it was really great to see when Charles has a child to adult. And finally learning about how Toby's mother died, Bethany, Tanner. 
But the Lairs at PPL really have been through a lot and really deserved some closure.   I hope in the winter time , when the show returns that we can learn more about some great things they have done  and how everything affected everyone from Season 1 to start of Season 7. 

Prior to June of this year, I never watched PLL. But I heard such great reviews from people that I knew I should at least give it a try. And I just got drawn into the drama , and my own ideas of who A was. 
Regardless, of who A is/was. I will still tune in the winter time. Because this show is great ! We are entitled to how we feel. Of course they will throw in plot and twists in each season . And the writer's are probably planning something even bigger for when the shows returns in the winter time. 

Maybe some of everyone's predictions from this season, may get written in. We won't know til next season. So , let's continue our what if's and see if A will still be Cece or another member of PLL cast. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

My Review Of : Emergen-Zzzz™ Vitamin Drink Mix Nighttime Sleep Aid

 I received this product free to sample to review and provide my honest opinion of this product. Emergen-Zzzzzzz  aids to help you fall asleep. No matter your reason ; jet lag or just need something to help you sleep. You really need to consider this brand.  It is in two really great flavors.  
  • Flavors 
  • Berry 
  • Peach 
      I really enjoyed  both flavors; but I thought the berry wasn't to berry. But that is just my opinion. It did help me to get a good nights sleep. Stress overload, tossing and turning ; No matter your reason for staying up at night. This can help you sleep easier .As I did after sampling this product ! Please be sure to view the links below to learn more . 

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