Friday, May 23, 2014

Good2Grow Jucies Are Good For Your Kids!

 Those of you that have read other posts on this blog know I am a BzzAgent  for My latest campaign is Good2Grow juice.  I got one Apple and six pack of Strawberry Kiwi as well as 3 of the reusable tops.   I was disappointed when that I did not get characters my son would really want like Spiderman or a Ninja Turtle.

I like that they are not in a pouch or box like most kids juices, I have seen too many articles and Tv expos on what you can find in those things.  So right away these get points for that.   The ingredients are great too, I have been trying to stay away from high fructose corn syrup and other things that are bad for you. So it is refreshing to not see those things not in this brand of juice. 

As for the flavor they are good, at least the ones I tried.  The Strawberry Kiwi was a little tart for my son but he still drank it, I just poured a little into a cup for me and added some water.

The reusable tops could be a little easier to clean, I think just widening them a bit would help. Cause those of us that do not have a dishwasher have to take extra time to clean them.  However I read a good tip on the Good2Grow website ( Use a turkey baster to force warm water through the tip), but that still seems like extra effort.   My son didn't really use the tops anyways so its not a big deal for me.   The tops are supposed to be spill proof but I do not get to test that, but that is a good feature for any kids drink.

 They come in 3 different sizes, 8oz/6oz/4oz.  I would like to see these in the bigger jugs next to Juicey Juice, V8 Splash and all those other juices cause I would buy them.  I really do not have a need for small individual servings because I have cups that we take with us. And the price for the six pack is a little high.  A Single one (with top) is almost $2, that is crazy for 6oz.  the top doesn't have that much value to me. 

All in all I like this brand and would love to see more options, they have me hooked now reel me in ha ha. 

Not sure how good this since I have not checked my email but free is free, so go to check out all the flavors and get yours (you can even find out where to get them on the website).

Monday, September 19, 2011

Get Your $100 In Bill Credits Too

Do you want to get that $100 in Bill Credits from Direct Tv but don't know anyone to give you a referral. Use This one;

 Call 1-877-646-6705, mention the referral program,  Kari's account number (051139486).

It's a win-win.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Orville Redenbachers Pop Up Bowl Microwave Popcorn

I have been seeing the dumb commercials for this, it looked like a good idea. However I did not mean to buy it, I just happened to grab the it without noticing.

  For some time now I have only eaten air popped popcorn but laziness won that day. We popped a bag the same day we bought it. Right away you notice that it takes about a minute less then other microwave popcorn to pop. This is because there is less popcorn then regular bags.  

My husband pulled off the side to make it a bowl the first few times we made it. I finally did it the other day and it wasn't as easy as he made it look. I ended up cutting the sucker off.  The side seams split to much when you pull the thing off.   they shouldn't have that red plastic stuff on both sides. I can see for the side that is torn off but it does not make a good bottom.  You would think it would keep the grease from getting on you and where you set the bowl but it doesn't.     If they could make it so your hand don't get greasy that would be nice. Until then I will continue to put it in a regular bowl.

I don't think I will buy this again, my main problem with it is the amount you get. We have to pop one bag per person, normally one bag will satisfy both of us but these are just to small.  The brand is good just not the Pop Up Bowl bags.

P.S. The dogs will eat the popcorn.  I switched to air popped popcorn when I gave my dog a piece and she would not eat it. That made me think "should I be eating it if the dog won't?"

Do Space Bags Really Save You Space?

While doing some “late” spring cleaning last year I decided to get some Space Bags. I am sure you have seen the TV commercials. Trying to get the best bang for my buck I got box of 12 (6 Extra-Large, 6 Large) from For about $25 it was a good deal. If you buy for Space Bags website you get Medium, Cube and other size bags that I did not think I would need. I knew I would only need to big ones.

By the time the bags arrived I had my piles of stuff all sorted out and ready to go. The items ranged from blankets to stuffed animals. The Extra-Large bags were big enough to handle 2 comforters and then some. The one problem I had packing the Extra-Large bad was they are so long, my arms weren’t long enough to push stuff all the way to the end.

I packed one of the bags with craft stuff ( yarn, stuffing, material, etc..) Tip: don’t ball your yarn if you want to store it in one of these bags. It does not have and room to flatten out.

I used another bag for clothes, not sweaters, just regular clothes. Since they were not fluffy they did not have much air to suck out. But it did make it nice and tight for easy carrying and stacking with the other bags. However if I didn’t have so many bags I would not of wasted one on the clothes.

As much as they pleased me at first, there is some problems. The first problem was one of the bags was defective. It would not stay flat and kept filling with air. I re-vacuumed it a few times to make sure it wasn’t my fault it wasn’t working. I called the 800 number on the on the box and the rep was real nice and they sent me a replacement bag along with some free smaller bags for my trouble.

I like that they come in different colors, this could come in handy if you are storing stuff for different people. But because they only have color on one side to have to make sure the color side is up when you stack/store.

The light seems to wear them real fast, so keep them in a closet or some other dark place. I can’t say anything about storing them in a garage or how well they keep water and bugs from your stuff. So fr I haven’t found any in my stuff after taking it out but that could change.

They could be thicker and more flexible. I feel as if I am going to make holes in it if I move it to much. They do seem less delicate when vacuumed. The thickness became a major problem later on. I had the bags in a closest and our roommates cat viewed them as a scratching pole. While climbing and playing around them it put so many holes in them that they do not work anymore. I tried fixing them with different types of tape but no success. So in one hour (that is how long it took me to find the cat in my room) I lost half of my bags.

In the end I have mixed feeling about the Space Bags, I would say if you don’t have indoor cats and a dark place to store them they could serve as a good option for your stuff.

It's been a long time

I am sorry to those that would read my blog on a regular basis, alot of things have happend and blogging took a back seat.  However I am back and I have alot to catch up on.  

Since Nov. 2009 I have gotten married and had a baby. So I have a whole new category of products to review (baby).  

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Keep In Touch With SafeLink

"SafeLink is a Government supported program"

For many years having a phone in your home is standard, if not nessearry. Would you be able to live without a phone?

This prompted the FCC to create the LifeLine Program more then twenty years ago. If you have ever applied for any kind of assistants (TANAF/SSI/etc..) you may have heard of the program. The version for Land-lines may have a variety of names (depending on where you live) but now there is one for cell phone service.

You only get about 68 minutes each month, which isn't much.  You get the phone free, but I am unsure if you have to give the phone back when you stop using the service.  From what I read on their website, soon people on the program will be able to buy air-time cards at many nation wide retail chains so they can use the phone for more then just an hour a month.

However, for some people that may be enough.  I think I read that any unused mintues will rollover.  It is worth looking into!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Magic Bullet, Small in Size But Big In Fun.

 When companies make infomercials, they make them for me, lol.  I am always watching new infomercials.  When I'd seen the one for the Magic Bullet my first thought was "these actors are terrible", lol. But I liked the product.   Some of my Family members had also seen the infomercial and wanted to try it.   

When you buy from their website you get 2 Magic Bullets (sets) for the price of one. Just about everyone on my dad's side of the family got a Magic Bullet System.  

To start my review of this product I must first say this; with all the attachment (blender, juicer,etc..) it takes up about the same amount of space as a stand alone blender (or juicer).   However, at least you can separate it and only leave the base on the counter.  Learning how it works and getting used to it is fun.  It can be scary though, you can pulse it or push and turn to lock it "on". I do not like locking it "on". I am dyslexic and always turn it the wrong way to stop it.  I realy don't understand why they have the "locking" option because the book says not to run the machine longer then 1 minute (or thirty seconds, cannot really remember) at a time or you can burn up the motor. 

When we got it, we tried to do the stuff on the infomercial, like make salsa etc...  It comes with a recipe book that has the infomercial recipes and more.   

I like being able to grid my own coffee beans. Nothing is better then fresh ground Kona Coffee.  

You MUST learn how to shake and hold at the same time, especially when you are trying to blend (mix,etc.) something thick. It makes the job go a lot faster. If you don't you will have to stop and open it up to get stuff from around the blades. 

 When blending ice or something frozen you have to put some liquid or the blades will jam. 

The juicer is not as powerful as a stand alone juicer but does the job. The biggest plus it the easy clean up. 

The only thing I would recommend they add to the bullet is a cover for the base. Because you do not really leave anything in it (small or large mixing container with blade) so it is open and dust gets in there. 

I also had a ?why? moment when I'd seen a bottom for the Blender. How can you put it on? if you have used it, it would be full so you cannot take the blade off until it is empty. The only way to use it is to put it on while empty and pour stuff in it. Which does not make any sense.

They say you can microwave the small and big mixing containers (REMEMBER TO TAKE OFF THE BLADE OR SPARKS WILL FLY, lol), I have not tried it yet even though I have had it for a long time now.

All-in-all it is worth buying. You can cut the cost of it down by selling the second Magic Bullet Systems (or just keep it for when you break the first one, lol).