Thursday, June 28, 2012

Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies

A few days ago I wrote about receiving my MomVoxBox from Influenster. I received the Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookie with Raisins in my VoxBox.
Let me start off by saying that this is the only photo of this cookie. It was gone in only minutes after opening the box and photographing everything inside.

When I tried the cookie I noticed that it was very soft, moist, and chewy. I usually do not like raisins, but they were very good in this. They actually tasted like homemade to me. And I grew up with a grandmother who always had fresh baked cookies in the kitchen. Having three kids of my own, of course I had to share with them. My son's comment on the cookie was, "That's really yummy, Mommy!" I am pretty sure we will be purchasing these in the future because my two boys keep asking if there is another cookie in my VoxBox.

And speaking of purchasing. These cookies are available in most stores. They retail for $2.69 for a box of 6 cookies. There are 5 flavors to choose from including: Apple Cinnamon, Banana Nut, Chocolate Almond, Cranberry & Yogurt, and Raisins. The Raisins flavor was very good, but I really want to try the Chocolate Almond now!

To find out more information on the Quaker Soft Baked Cookies, head on over to Quaker's website where you can also signup for their newsletter.
Then, check out Quaker on Twitter and see what other Influenster's are saying about Quaker's Soft Baked Cookie. And of course Quaker is on Facebook as well.

Have any of you tried these cookies yet? If so, what flavor did you try and what did you think of them?


Disclamer: I received this product as a member of Influenster for review purposes and I will not be paid for my time or opinion on this product. The opinions I state are my own based on my experience with the product reviewed.

Monday, June 25, 2012

My Influenster MomVoxBox has arrived!

Take a look at what is inside! This is my first VoxBox from Influenster and I am thrilled to get to test these items and share my thoughts on them.

What is Influenster?
It is an online community that you can join. You then unlock badges which can lead to rewards like the #MomVoxBox! There are also Brand Challenges where you can win even more items!

Here is what is in my 2012 MomVoxBox:

Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. This was opened and eaten before everything else was even looked at. My son's comment: "That's really yummy, mommy!" These retail for $2.69 for a box of 6 cookies.

Stash Tea Superfruits Tea Sampler plus coupons for use in-store & online. The box includes 6 flavors and 18 tea bags total. This Retails for $3.50.

imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails plus a $1 coupon! These are a pretty purple color. These retail for $5.99 to $7.99.

Nektar Sweetener. I just recently heard of honey crystals and now I get to try some! This retails for $6.99 for 40 count box.

DenTek Comfort Clean (adult) & Fun (children) Flossers. My kids love to brush their teeth so these will be great for them. These retail for $1.99 to $2.99 for full packs.

Ivory Bar Soap. Lovely smell as always. It retails for $4.27 for a 10-pack of bath size bars.

Some boxes also included one of two other items. Mine was the Dino Lingo Language Learning Program for Kids demo DVD. It includes 14 different languages, but is available in over 20! This is something we will definitely look into with homeschooling. The full set for this retails for $99.95.

Overall, it is a nice variety of products. I will be doing individual posts about my experiences with each product over the upcoming days. Stay tuned!

*I received the Influenster Mom Voxbox compliments of Influenster for test/review purposes. All opinions are my own.*


Free Kindle Books

Here is a list of some of the Free Kindle books for today. Remember to check the price before you click to buy...prices change frequently. If you read any of these, let me know what you thought of them.
(Click on the photos to be taken to Amazon.)

Amazon's Kindle Daily Deal: The Test Only $0.99

Renowned philanthropist and billionaire Paul Parnell had reached the pinnacle of monetary success, but not without cost. Had he put too much emphasis on work and spent too little time with his family?Determined to leave something far more valuable than money to his six children, Paul instructs his lawyers to create an unusual last will and testament. This unorthodox will, which stipulates that the lion's share of Paul's two billion dollar estate be given to the heirs who pass the test, was Paul's last hope of creating an enduring legacy by inspiring his children to give back to society and embrace a code of moral values.The six children-Rory, Frank, Dan, Monica, Carla and Ashley-have only one year to make a difference. But what a difference one year will make.Before these six very different siblings can complete the test, they'll be forced to face their personal demons and the incredibly evil influence that could claim one of their own.
Disclaimer: I am an Amazon Associate. If you purchase this book, I may make a few cents off of the sale.


Friday, June 22, 2012

Sometimes You Just Gotta Frog It...

I had started on something for me and about 1/3 of the way through, I frogged it. It just wasn't turning out like I had hoped. Plus, I was crocheting and it didn't have the drape that I would have liked.
Anyway, balls were re-wound and this yarn is now on the circular knitting needles. My plan now is to make a top for myself.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

$300 Mountain House Shopping Spree

Preparedness Pantry is having a $300 Mountain House shopping spree!
There are 3 easy steps to be entered in the giveaway. So, head on over and enter today.
Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (Mountain Time) on June 30, 2012.
The winner will be notified on July 2nd.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Free Kindle Books

Here is a short list of some of the Free Kindle books right now. Remember to check the price before you click to buy...prices change frequently. If you read any of these, let me know what you thought of them. I have gotten some of these and plan to read them soon.
(Click on the photo to be taken to Amazon.)



Bear the German Shepherd

An update on Bear, the German Shepherd...
Last Saturday, a guy was supposed to drive 2 hours to pick Bear up & keep him until his friend from Atlanta could get him. He never showed up. Didn't call or anything.
This lady would have been perfect for him. She used to train dogs for the military. Bear is definitely trainable. We have worked on "sit" with him & he did pretty well.

So, I guess we are back at square one with finding him a forever home. The local PAWS & low-kill shelters are, we don't want to add to their count. When my husband was walking Bear, a random neighbor tried to offer to pay for some of his food...because the thinks it's a nice thing we are trying to do. There are still nice, helpful, generous people out there.

Anyone want a German Shepherd? He is walked everyday and likes riding in cars.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Free Kindle e-books

Here is a list of Free Kidle books right now. Remember to check the price before you click to buy...prices change frequently. If you read any of these, let me know what you thought of them. I have gotten most of these and plan to read them soon. (Click links to be taken to Amazon for full descriptions.)

I found this one and I'm sure my husband will love reading it:
These look Yummy!

I will also have a review of The Hangman's Daughter and The Dark Monk coming soon!
Note: These are not free...but not a bad price.