Friday, November 25, 2011

The Slice Safety Cutter Review- Great for couponers!

I don't know about you, but I am a big fan of the TV show "Extreme Couponing"! Everytime I watch that show it inspires me to get those coupons clipped and try to save as much money as possible! I've done pretty well with  it so far! Last month, I bought 2 sticks of deoderant, 2 full size bottles of shampoo and a large bottle of Scope mouthwash, and I only paid $0.65 for it all! It is possible! The only downside of this extreme couponing thing is cutting the coupons! It seems like it takes forever! Then I got the chance to try out a product to help me with that! It's called The Slice Safety Cutter. It's a very simple tool, with a rubberized non-slip finish and a microscopic ceramic blade that is a easy and safe alternative to scissors!

The Slice is magnetized so I just hung mine on my refrigerator so I can find it easily! It works great for cutting coupons, but it's also great for scrapbooking, cutting newspaper clippings, cutting articles and recipes out of magazines, opening CD's, DVD's and much more! I'm left handed and sometimes it's hard to find tools that are easy to use! This tool can be used easily by right or left handers! It's small so it's easy to carry in your purse so you can cut coupons at the store, and it's safe for children to help mommy out!

If you'd like to buy your own The Slice Safety Cutter, visit their website HERE. They sell for $5.99. They have alot of products  to make life easier, like, Letter openers, pencil sharpeners, and veggie peelers!

I'd like to thank The Slice Inc. for sending me their product for review!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Until next time,


Monday, November 21, 2011

How to Catch Happy- A book review

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Lately, I've been thinking about my life in general and asking myself the question, Am I truly happy? Truthfully, the answer is no. Now don't get me wrong, I am not unhappy with my husband or my precious son! Those aspects of my life are fine! I just haven't been happy with the fact that I've lost interest in alot of the activities that used to make me truly happy! I got the opportunity to review the book "How to Catch Happy-A Guide to Reeling in the Biggest Fish of All" by Jim F. Kukral, and I wasn't exactly sure if I would like the book or if I would relate to it in any way.

Jim starts out by explaining that the premise of his book was basically how to pursue what you want in life, whether it be happiness or whatever it is that you are after. He uses alot of fishing metaphors because that's the thing that makes him happy! In the first chapter I started to think that maybe this book would pertain to me more than I thought! Mr. Kukral goes on to say that it took a profound event in his life to open his eyes to the fact that he had been looking for happiness the wrong way. He had been focusing more on making money than doing things that made him happy! He said something in this first chapter that really hit me. He said "According to the Wall Street Journal, millionaires need $7.5 million to feel “wealthy”.
 Is that all? I think the more interesting question would be how much money would they
need to feel happy?" So, money can't buy happiness? That's a darned good thing because half the time I can't afford even a smile! LOL

The author goes on to talk about 3 other men in the final 3 chapters who all come from different walks of life and different circumstances. They all have the same problem though. They were unhappy. They all found their happiness in something as simple as going fishing! Now, I don't fish, never really liked to fish, but the underlying message made alot of sense to me. I need to get back to basics and find my happiness! Activities that I used to love and that made me happy, I've just kind of forgotten about them!

This book was definitely not the kind of book I would normally read, but I'm glad I did! It just goes to show that you really shouldn't judge a book by it's cover! Literally!

If you would like to purchase the book, you can order it from

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Until next time.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Weekend fun!

I love to do activities with my son! I am always looking for things around town or close to home that are fairly cheap or free for us to do. I remember when I was younger, my mom was very creative in finding activities for my sister and I to do, and it definitely made for some good memories and happy times in my childhood. These are the things I'm trying to give my son. I want him to look back fondly on his childhood. I feel that all the things my mom introduced me to made me a more well-rounded adult.

Which brings me to this weekend! This morning, Jaden went to Storytime at the Library. They are doing their Thanksgiving activities and I excited to see what craft project he will bring home to hang on the refrigerator! It may sound silly to some people but I look at all the finger paintings, coloring pages, and construction paper crafts and see a little budding artist! Then at some point today, I thought we would make construction paper chains with fall colors! Yesterday, Jaden and I did a project together that was really fun and also taught Jaden to be giving and caring during the holidays. We wrote letters of encouragement to soldiers in Christmas cards!  We are definitely a family who supports the military since my husband served in the US Navy and Jesse's brother is currently serving our country in the US Navy as well! So when I found a service that accepts and the distributes the cards, I decided it would be a great project for Jaden and I! If you are interested doing this project with your child(ren), here is the info you need.

The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes are teaming up for the fifth year to distribute greeting cards to members of the US Armed Forces and veterans during the 2011 holiday season. Here's how you can help!

  1. Make or purchase the cards you'd like to send. Up to 15 for individuals, up to 50 for a school/classroom project. Consider making your cards non-denominational to take into account the varying beliefs of service men and women. You do not need to write "Any Soldier" on the outside of the card envelope.
  2. Bundle your cards or place them in a large envelope.
  3. Mail the cards to:   Holiday Mail for Heroes   PO Box 5456,   Capitol Heights, MD   20791-5456
  4. Postmark your cards by December 10. If your cards are not postmarked by the date, they will not be delivered to soldiers.
Jaden and I wrote a short thank you in each card, included a patriotic sticker, and Jaden signed his own name to make it as personal as possible. I went to the post office and got a large flat rate envelope, put our bundle of 15 cards in it, and paid the flat-rate of $4.95 to send it.

It was a fun but also educational project! And we did it together! Now I need to plan out our next project!

Until next time,


Monday, November 14, 2011

Bryton Pick review! Don't worry Mom, I'm flossing!

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For as long as I can remember, I have always taken my oral hygiene very seriously. My mom always made sure I made it to the dentist every six months for my cleaning and fluoride treatments. I have always taken great pride in the fact that I've never required braces since my teeth have been so straight and I've only had 1 cavity in my 37 years on this earth! So when I heard about the Bryton Pick flosser, I couldn't wait to try it out! The Bryton Pick is a small, very portable plastic tool with a flexible stainless steel piece at each end. The stainless steel is rounded and blunt to reduce the risk of injuring your gums, dental work, and teeth. Here is a photo so you have an idea of what I'm talking about.
The Bryton Pick is so easy to use and so convenient for us moms on-the-go all the time! I've been using mine for almost a week now and I've "flossed" in the car, after a meal at a restaurant, just about anywhere! Each Bryton Pick is reusable for 30 days so I just stuck one in my purse to use while I'm out and left the other one in my bathroom to use after I brush my teeth. As you can see in the photo above, the red one is in it's carrying case. The case is a little smaller than a credit card so it's very convenient to take anywhere! It's been rather difficult to floss my 4 year old son's teeth, but now he can actually floss himself with the Bryton Pick and loves doing it!

The Bryton Pick is a quick solution when there is no time or place to floss! It reduces plaque and bacteria build-up, it prevents bad breath, and it stimulates proper oral hygiene! Please check out their website at Bryton Pick. You can also pick them up at Meijer, Kinney Drugs, A&P, Superfresh, and DK Drug Co. and online at,,,,, and You can also order by phone at 877-427-9866.

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I want to sincerely thank Toothguard Dental Instruments for providing me the Bryton Pick to try!

Until next time...