Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Perfect Brownie Pan

Perfect Brownie Pan can be bought at Ross for about $9.99. You can also find them on-line. I think Ross is going to be the best place to buy it. My aunt gave me this pan about 2 years ago for Christmas. This is my second time using it. I wish I would have started so much sooner. The brownies come out so much better in this pan. I don't need to worry about cutting them evenly or trying to eat the corners first. Each slice has 4 perfect sides. Oh gosh they are so much more delicious in this pan.

The pan has 3 different pieces

Main piece-partial pan



This is a must for baking

These brownies are so good. The bottom is brownie and the top is cookie!!!

After putting the base into the pan place brownie mix

Then add cookie mix

place slicer into mixture-then place into oven and bake according to directions

each brownie is individually sliced-just lift up the slice and brownies are already cut perfectly to 18 pieces

This is what was left by the time i got back from couponing. The guys attacked it!!

It also comes with this lid that snaps close on both ends. Lets your brownies remain fresh or if you are going to take them somewhere they are easy to take along.

5-hour Energy-smiley360 mission

I received this product to test and review from Smiley360 and 5-hour Energy
This is my first mission with smiley360. I was very surprised to get an invite. I have been a member for a while now but never was active. About 3 weeks ago, I received the invite for 5-hour Energy and I decided to accept the mission. I always see these drinks at Wal-Mart or Krogers on the check out isle. I question if they actually work. I really never bought one because of the price. I mean the bottle is so small and paying over $3.00 was just to much for me. Yes I was very skeptical. I drank my first bottle Monday morning. My nephew was staying the night with us so that meant that I not only had to get breakfast,lunch and dinner ready for my son but for my nephew as well. I also clean my house and do laundry on Mondays. My son also has practice to go to as well. I had a big stack of coupons that need to be cut and organized. I had a very busy day ahead of me. I opened the small bottle of pomegranate 5-hour Energy and took a sip. Boy was it sweet. Yes its sugar free but has such a sweet taste to it. It took me about 4 drinks to finish the bottle. It was very good even with the sweetness. I waited for the kids to finish breakfast to get started on the house work. On any typical Monday, i would finish my house work before 5:30pm which  meant that it took me all day to do it. I would take breaks in between and a nap on the couch. I actually finished cleaning and sweeping and mopping in less than 2 hours. I was on it!!! I did not feel the need to take breaks or nap. Its funny too that I did not get hungry at all.  I ate 2 slice of pizza for dinner and that was all I ate all day. There is no bad after taste or no crashing feeling.  I even clipped and organized my coupon. I even went couponing in the evening. I really did like the energy I had. I went to bed peacefully. I wont drink this everyday maybe only on Mondays

My smiley360 package contained one bottle of pomegranate and one bottle of berry 5-hour Energy. It also contained a information packet of 5-hour Energy

Saturday, July 21, 2012

DIY-BirchBox & Earrings

I love these Birchboxes more than I usually love the things that come inside of them every month.

Outline the top of the box. If you tape the whole box all around the box becomes to hard to open.

I chose to paint the inside and sides on the box white.

Duct tape the side first and make the cuts straight. I used an exacto knife

Place the duct tape to the line that you traced earlier. It will make opening the box easier.

Bottom of box

Top and bottom of box

Looks so cute!!

OK this Hello Kitty duct tape is kind of expensive. It was $8.99 at Hobby Lobby but I used a 40% off coupon, which brought it down to $5.34. I think that's about how much I would spend on a birthday bag and tissue. I am using this box to put a birthday present in it. Yes I did use the pink tissue that comes in the BirchBox

Hello Kitty Birthday Box/Keepsake Box

I have been eyeing these cute flowers at Hobby Lobby for a while to make earrings out of them. They never seem to be on sale when I go. Today they were 50% off as well were the earring findings. Both if these items cost $3.24.

I love the color

I used this super duty glue to glue the earring posts to the flowers

I made 2 sets.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Walgreen $10.98 OOP-Coupons

Today was my day to go to Walgreens. Unfortunately, I was unable to buy the Sunday paper so I only used the coupon that I already had in my binder. I was prepared to stop at 4 different Walgreen's in my area but thank goodness everything I needed was in the first Walgreens I stopped at. I was very surprised actually. The deals this week were great. I am starting to shop more at Walgreen's than CVS!

 2-$.75 off coupons

These $1.00 off coupons where in my Influenster Mom VoxBox

no coupons

no coupons

no coupons-I was not sure which Listerine was on sale for $4.99-The UltraClean is the one that is on sale

First Transaction:
DenTek Flossers  2/$4.00-$2.00=$2.00 received $2RR

Second Transaction:
2/$7.00-$2RR from last week and $2RR from first transaction=$3.00 received $4RR

Third Transaction:
$4.99-$4RR from transaction 2=$.99 received $4RR

Fourth Transaction
2/$6.00-$4RR from third transaction=$2.00 received $4RR

Fifth Transaction:
Buy one get one free
$4.49-.$75 coupon-$.75coupon=$2.99
I payed this with a gift card.

So in reality my OOP was $7.99 for all the items I purchased or $.89 each item.

I have this $4RR that I might use for some more of the above items depending on what is going to be on sale next week.

Nair Hair Remover-Brazilian Spa Clay- Face Cream

Nair Hair Remover-Brazilian Spa Clay- Face Cream
Sensitive Formula
with Mineral Rich Clay

remove makeup
spread hair remover thickly  in an even layer to cover hair
Leave on for 5 minutes. Then Check a small area for hair removal.

 contoured applicator for precise application

light beige color

Before removing hair.
I like to do this at night after my shower
The picture doesn't show very well but it had been almost a week without using Nair.Hair growth is fine but I still don't like to see it

I just use a wet cotton ball to wipe of hair remover after 5 minutes. Make sure you don't rub it in.  Afterwards rinse with lukewarm water not hot water. I prefer to use cool water. I still had a little bit of hair strands left but not much. I tweezed it in the morning.

I don't leave it on for no more than 5 minutes. While it is on I can feel my skin getting irritated. I was using the regular Nair for face but I saw this one in a magazine for sensitive skin so I bought it. This one did not leave my skin as irritated as the original Nair. When I woke up this morning my skin was not as dry either as with the original Nair. Make sure you moisturize afterwards. It can dry out your skin (area applied) really bad. I usually apply extra virgin olive oil as my night moisturizer.
Overall I think I will continue to use the Spa Clay Nair rather than the original Nair. My skin feels less irritated and less dry. If you decide to use this make sure you do a patch test. I would hate for you to burn your skin. I would not exoliate before using Nair either.