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Happy Easter!

Purex Natural Elements Review and Giveaway

The weekend is here again which can only mean one thing.....nope it is not time to party those days are behind us. It is time to catch up on laundry *sigh*. If you are like me you swear time and time again that you aren't going to let your laundry get away from you, let those stains and smells collect all over your laundry pile. Luckily Purex has just the detergent I needed to make this weekend just a little more tropical.

Terrence Jenkins Shares the Love with #PGmostloved

Recently I was given the Opportunity to do an interview with Terrence Jenkins. Terrence is Pop culture expert, actor, and co-anchor of “E News”. As a P&G fan Terrence knows all about spreading the love and some of the most popular product in America! I was able to ask several questions and his answers were recorded just for my blog! Terrence was really able to answer some great questions in regards to the new P&G saver coming out THIS SUNDAY MARCH 31st. I loved how open and honest Terrence was with me and my readers, this is one interview you do NOT want to miss! If you are a P&G fan make sure not to miss the Share The Love Twitter party coming on April 18th  join us using the Hashtag #PGmostloved. And Check out Terrence Jenkins on Twitter. I know personally I cannot wait to get my Sunday paper. I wait and wait for these great savers to come out and know that there will actually be products that I use that I can save on! P&G really wants to share the love! To celebrate …

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesdays Giveaway Link Up

<a href=" http://totsandme.blogspot.com/search/label/Tuesday%20Giveaway%20Linky "><img alt="Tots and Me" src="http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt58/kewkewphoto/TuesdayGiveawayLinkup2.jpg" border="0" alt="num2"></a> Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

Gardening In West Texas Week 7- A Sad Sad Week :(

 Well unfortunately there is nothing really to report this week. Thanks to mother nature I have lost everything but my garlic. In one week we went from 82 for a high and 50 for the lows to 45 for a high and 25 for a low! The shock was to much, combined with a HUGE dust storm has cost me nearly every plant I have. This week we will be replanting inside so stay tuned for a NEW set of plants. I am excited to get to start my herb garden as well, this week alone nearly 20 plant varieties will be planted!

Transformers Beast Hunters Review and Giveaway

As a mom of two boys we have seen our fair share of action figures. Recently I was honored to get to review a great new toy from Hasbro. Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Class Optimus Prime arrived in the mail without my kids knowing and it was a battle to see who got to transform him from the second they found out what it was!

PSCPets IntelliFlora

If you have had a pet you probably have been sitting there as that unmistakeable smell comes creeping into your nose! I have a cat that has an unmistakeable and nauseating smell that can clear a room. Poor Thomas has always had an issue no matter what food we feed him. I think he has been on 10 foods at least in his short life. We have always settled for the "best" food and tolerated the smell. Naturally when the chance to review a product that could help his seemingly sensitive tummy I jumped on the opportunity. PSCPets Intelliflora can be used for either cats or dogs, but as I said we have a stinky cat problem so he got to help with this review.

Drugs Make You Un-Smarter

I'm not much of a book reader but everyone once in a while a book comes along that I feel may be able to bring a change to my life or the life of my children so I review it. This was one of those times, a while back I received the chance to review a book called Drugs Make You Un-Smarter.

Everyone can Be A Hero ;) Wholesale Costume Club Review

It is hard to believe I am already talking about costumes! With holidays flying by one after another though Halloween will be here before we know it. Recently I was given the chance for a fun super hero costume review from Wholesale Costume Club.

nuNAAT GOGO (Give One, Get One) Giveaway!

Enter for your chance to win TWO sets of the products. I just recently tried and LOVED from nuNAAT – one for you and one to give to a friend! When entering, be sure to select my blog name “Something Like Life” from the drop-down menu so they know who sent you.

Yummy Sugar Cookies

Ingredients
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon milk


Nature's Flavors

Recently I was given the chance to review two great products from a company called Nature's Flavors. If you are a regular reader you know that my family and I are trying to get away from all the junk that as a society we put into our bodies. Food coloring is in more things then you think! So I was excited to get the chance to review Nature's Flavors Rainbow Pack of Natural Color.

Wordless Wednesday-Happy First Day of Spring!

Puccini Designer Tie Review and Giveaway

Lets face it as much as we all would like to, you cannot spend your entire life in shorts and flip flops. There comes a time in every man's life where they will need a tie. Whether it is for a job interview or a wedding, heck sometimes it is just nice to see a man in a suit and tie ;). Recently I was asked to received a new line of designer ties from a  company call Bows-N-Ties.

Bulu Box

I can't say enough how much I love the new concept of subscription boxes. Recently I was given the opportunity to review another great subscription box company. Bulu Box is the first and only vitamin and supplement sample box around. Each box comes complete with 4-5 samples plus other great item to aid in your healthy lifestyle or weightloss journey. When I received my box I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and quantity of items that were in my box.

Conscious Subscription Box Giveaway!

In case you haven't before come across monthly subscription boxes they are the newest way to get to try so many new products. Depending on what you like best there is certainly a subscription box for you! Recently I was introduced to a great new subscription box for the Best Natural & Eco-Friendly Products around. Discover the purest products from ethically sound companies. Each month you will be introduced to 10-20 new companies and products. Best of all it is delivered straight to your doorstep!

Gardening In West Texas Week 6!

Wow I can't believe it is week 6 already, and yes yes I did miss last weeks post :p. So much went on over this week while we were on spring break! Lots of tilling and cleaning, mostly cleaning. We hit 90 degrees already this past week which really scares for the summer heat! I'll explain the garden as we go through the pictures :)

New Soft Scrub Advanced Surface

I love Soft Scrub and their products. I have used them on nearly everything for quite a long time now. from my toilets and sinks to my kitchen floors. It is gentle, yet tough on stains which I seem to have an overwhelming number of. The problem for a little while now have been some of those surfaces that really just are hard to wipe down with water, and those places that despite the gentle Soft Scrub nature just couldn't be cleaned with their products.

Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance

We all know how much laundry a mother does! It doesn't matter if you have one child or 6 kids it seems like it is just never ending, either that or it breeds I am not yet sure. Recently as part of the Purex Insiders Program I was given the chance to review Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance. I always love the new and creative things that Purex is always coming out with. This new product has Dirt Lift action, which is really exciting as the gardening season gets going in full force. Maybe it is a weird thing....

Dial Coconut Water Body Wash

Body wash is something that comes in and out of this house so fast with five people that I was super excited to get this new Dial Coconut Water Body Wash to try out in my house.

Crazy Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

I must admit I had never mad oatmeal cookies of any kind before.lol I was amazed how easy, funny and tasty it was. I hope you enjoy this great cookies recipe.

Shoplet.com Video Scavenger Hunt..You Could Save!

Most of my readers have at one point or another heard me talk about Shoplet and how much I love their products and services. As not only a blogger but a mother and teacher I am always looking for not only great ways to save time and money when I buy my home and office supplies. So you are probably wondering at this point about the scavenger hunt since I am sure that is why you are visiting me today. Shoplet.com has launched a commercial that helps you learn  the benefits of their  free eProcurement tools. The video is meant to be informative, as well as interactive and make it more fun, they have created a treasure hunt. As you watch the video make sure to look for the treasures in the video. These treasures are Shoplet.com logo price tags that contain “treasure codes."  You can receive up to 10% off your next purchase at Shoplet.com. So if you are wondering right now What is eProcurement? Can I use these free tools?? Watch the video to find out. Then you can head to Facebook and…

Funny Face Dried Cranberries Review and Giveaway

I am always looking for healthy snacks for my children. The problem is when you go to the store it can be almost overwhelming looking over labels to find something that isn't full of the bad things I don't want in their bodies. Recently I was given a chance to review a product called Funny Face Dried Cranberries.

Hugo The Happy Starfish The Secret To Happiness!

You may have seen earlier today a post about a great book called Hugo The Happy Starfish The Last Bully well I was lucky enough to received another great book in this series as well. Lets face it we all have moments that we feel down. As a child those times can be even harder to understand. In Hugo The Happy Starfish The Secret To Happiness the happy little starfish is struggling to feel happy. He searches and searches with the help of his friend Magic Manta.

Hugo The Happy Star Fish-The Last Bully

I've talked before about bullying and it is a big thing here for us. Not only have I been bullied but I see my children go through it as well.Needless to say I take every chance I get to speak out against bullying. Being a blogger I am blessed with the opportunity to review many products and books. Recently I was given a chance to review Huge The Happy Starfish The Last Bully by Suzy Liebermann

Gluten Free Thumbprint Cookies

As you know by now my family is trying really hard to stay gluten free in an attempt to get healthier and get some of our health concerns under control. I think I have also mentioned how much I love all things BAKED GOODS! Thumbprint cookies are by far one of my all time favorites....well and peanut butter but that isn't what this post is hehe. Here is a simple fast recipe and they came out GREAT 4 out of 5 people in this house hold approve!

Wordless Wednesday-If You Fill It They Will Come

Spring Cleaning Product Coupon Giveaway!

If you are a regular reader you have seen many of my posts about the great Purex and Dial products I have been given the chance to review as part of the Purex Insiders Program. A great part about reviewing these products is I am given 3 coupons to giveaway to my readers. Lately reviews have been coming in left and right for these products so I decided why not make a BIG Spring Cleaning Giveaway for my fans! I took a poll and it was decided by my fans that there should be 3 winners instead of just 1 :) so make sure to enter below on the Rafflecopter. 3 winners will get one of each of the coupons pictured below.**PRIZE ADDED** I keep getting more and more coupons from this great program right now the prize pack will be $30+ in product coupons!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**Product coupons were provided as part of a review in order to facilitate this giveaway. Thank you Purex, Dial and the Purex Insiders Program.**

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up :)

<a href=" http://totsandme.blogspot.com/search/label/Tuesday%20Giveaway%20Linky "><img alt="Tots and Me" src="http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt58/kewkewphoto/TuesdayGiveawayLinkup2.jpg" border="0" alt="num2"></a> Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

Amazing Baked Potato Soup

I am always looking for new foods to feed my family. While looking up foods for Saint Patrick's Day I found a recipe for potato soup. That recipe gave me the base and inspiration for this soup! If you are looking for a tasty meal for your family look no further. Even my picky husband who somehow had NEVER had potato soup LOVED THIS!

NAAT Brazilian Keratin Product Review

As you know I am ALWAYS looking for something to do with this hair of mine. It is dry....yet oily.....and well lets not forget FRIZZY! Recently I was given a chance to review a line of hair care products from NuNAAT, a brand which I had not been aware of before. When I first got my products in the mail I was quite surprised that they had sent me 5 FULL SIZED products. Of course that night I had to jump straight to using them :). I loved the products but the biggest shock was not how they worked on MY hair but how it completely changed my daughters hair and as corny as it may sound quite possibly her LIFE! Now don't roll your eyes, if you grew up with the hair I did and my daughter has been cursed with you know the embarrassment and shame that came along with it. Here is her before picture then I will get to the products.

Getting Clean with SoftScrub

The one thing about life that is unavoidable is cleaning. No one really enjoys cleaning....and if you do come on over.lol When I clean I love to be able to save time and energy where I can. Recently I was given the chance to review a product that I was already fairly familiar with. Soft Scrub Total All Purpose Bath & Kitchen Cleaner is a great way to Clean and deodorize so many surfaces. 

Family Matters- Table Talk Book Review

I have mentioned the past couple weeks how I really want to start making a weekly feature giving families a way to come closer together. Recently I was given the chance to review a great book that gives just that. A way to interact with your children when perhaps you are just kind of stuck on what to say. Table Talk by John and Tina Bushman

Noizy Bandz

Noizy Bandz Children's wristbands are musical, educational and a whole lot of fun! Watch your children light up as they hear the music and fun sounds coming from their wristbands that they control. First of its kind, expect more from your silicone bandz check out Noizy Bandz and hear the music at www.noizybandz.com

Wordless Wednesday-You Can't Prove A Thing

Patch Buddies!

Patch Buddies are an adorable combination of a Plush Toy and a custom Backpack that has a built-in carrying case. There are ten playful animals and four unique characters in the Bubele's Patch Buddy collection and each has a unique personality that will provide endless hours of entertainment and comfort, at home or on the go. Safety is important to us and to your children. So we manufacture and produce our products with the highest quality materials, dedication to safety and especially designed to protect your little ones. To see our loveable and playful collection visit our website at http://patchbuddies.com/ or our facebook page. This is such a great opportunity for my family. I cannot wait to share my review with you! Please stay tuned. Until then make sure to take advantage of this great offer. Save 40% on ANY Buddy Bundle Purchase! 

Gardening in West Texas Week 4

Wow what a crazy week this has been! Last Monday we had a blizzard that dumped over 7 inches of snow on our backyard. Infact on Friday there was still snow in parts of out yard! Now obviously with such frozen ground I didn't get much tilling done :). Yesterday I went outside for a little bit because I had some beautiful flow bulbs to plant. I hope they grow well and produce some great bee drawing flowers. We also had a small fire in our backyard yesterday I hope it was just something the wind blew in! Here are some pictures for the week.

The Key of Kilenya

My friend, Andrea Pearson, has just had the fourth book in her young adult fantasy series published. In celebration, the first book, The Key of Kilenya, is available for free as an eBook, and the second book, The Ember Gods, is available as a $0.99 Kindle eBook until March 3rd.  
The Key of Kilenya has been in the top 100 for teen fantasies on Amazon since last May and has been very popular with young (and adult) readers. They compare it to Harry Potter along with Brandon Mull's Fablehaven and Beyonders books, with a hint of Narnia and Lord of the Rings.
To download a copy of The Key of Kilenya for Kindle, click here. Check out Andrea's blog post for other formats of the eBook.

Happy Birthday Dr.Suess!

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday is March 2nd and lets face it  No American writer has had as great an impact on children's literature as Dr. Seuss. His imaginative characters, vivid illustrations, and catchy rhymes are instantly recognizable to anyone who grew up reading his stories. Create a personal library of children's books by joining Dr. Seuss & His Friends book club.

March Madness-French's Crunchy Onion Chicken Fingers

Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Game Day Start with America’s Favorites March Madness means weeks of dedicated viewing time as fans watch with anticipation leading up to the Final Four. Big game excitement also means big appetites and an exciting menu can keep your guests as satisfied with the food as they are with the game. So if you’re looking for exciting eats, French’s® Foods has some great recipe ides featuring two of America’s favorites: French’s Mustard and French’sFrench Fried Onions.