And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Private Selection, Best Price



Growing up I always associated the store labels or generic items with low quality and bad taste. Come on you remember it too, your mom would get a box of store brand cereal and it never tasted anything like the name brand. Things sure have come a long way. In the last few years not only have I noticed store brands can be just as good but sometimes they are even BETTER! Kroger's own Private Selection label is a great example. They have quality products that taste great, are packaged in a pleasing way, and are way cheaper than those name brands.

As a BzzAgent, I had the opportunity to try Private Selection Kettle Chips, Private Selection Angus ground beef, Private Selection ice cream, and Private Selection pie. Right now our Kroger stores are in a bit of upheaval as the store closest to my home has closed and employees and products have been shipped to the other 3 stores in town so I had a bit of trouble getting my hands on all the products. We weren't able to try them all at the same time but we enjoyed every one of them as we got to eat them. We started with the Private Selection kettle chips. Now my hubby's favorite happen to be the salt & pepper name brand chips so we were excited to get that flavor. I'll let the picture tell the story.....


Next we had the ice cream. We tried the Double Vanilla flavor. I guess it was good. By the time I came back with the camera it was all gone! Hubby and Papaw said it was very tasty. I'm going to have to get my hands on some of that!

The Angus ground beef made excellent burgers on the grill! It was the perfect summer dinner with the kids. Speedy loves a good burger and he's a tough critic. He said it was just right. Get the recipe here for Morroccan Burgers with Mint-Pepper Glaze.

The pie was the last item I had to look for. It took several trips to the store but I finally snagged one! I had a hard time choosing between the peach pie and the cherry but I went with the cherry. Speedy's 5th birthday party was this past weekend so I set the pie out with all the other goodies. It disappeared! I was able to get a taste of it and I was very impressed. It was just as tasty as homemade. I will definately be picking up the peach pie next time I see one in the store!


So next time you hit your local Kroger, take a gander around. You will see the Private Selection label on many aisles. Give it a try. You will save some $$ and please your taste buds!

I received free samples as a BzzAgent. All opinions are my own.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Old Navy Beach Bums!

The generous folks at Crowdtap and Old Navy gave my friends and I another wonderful opportunity to check out their products! I can't tell you how excited the 4 of us were to really check out the Old Navy beach accessories! We headed to the local Old Navy with coupons in hand to score a FREE pair of sunglasses, beach towel, beach bag, and flip flops EACH! What a great night for us mommies to spoil ourselves! Thanks to the loving daddies that took on kid duty for the night!

 Dee Dee needed a little boost.

Which towel is best?

Beth is REALLY excited!



Sherri's bag and a pair of flops.

SO head to your local Old Navy and check out the great selection of beach and pool wear!!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dry Ideas and a #GIVEAWAY!!!!

It has been many moons since I last used a roll on deodorant. My previous experiences with roll ons have been less than pleasant. When Purex Insiders gave me the opportunity to try Dry Idea AdvancedDry 24 hour Antiperspirant & Deodorant Roll-On, I must admit I was a bit hesitant. I mean deodorant is a pretty personal thing and it's a product that you want to make sure it's going to work BEFORE you leave the house. Let's face it, no one wants to be strolling along in the Tennessee heat & humidity and suddenly realize your underarm product is less than stellar. But brave I am so I took the challenge.

It's been the perfect week to test it out too. Temps have been in the 90s and in the last week we've ran to basketball camp, swimming, playdates, shopping, Father's Day, Zumba, and more! Dry Idea was with me every step of the way and I'm so glad to say I wasn't embarrassed by personal odor not even one time. I surely thought last night at Zumba it would break but it didn't! It worked just as well as the specific sport deodorant that I've been wearing to work out.

No the roll on method is a bit of an art. I'll admit I used way too much the first time or two of this trial. Important to remember there's no need to go overboard. It is a bit wet when it is first applied but it quickly dries to a special satin feel. That must be due to the special Fast drying MicroCotton formula. The Cotton Dry scent that I have been using smells great without being overwhelming. Forget all your old ideas about roll ons, Dry Idea AdvancedDry is different! And I stand behind their claim that it lasts 24 hours. From shower to shower I felt protected.

Now what's this mean for you? Well it means you need to try this deodorant and it means you may get to do that for FREE!!!! Purex Insiders has teamed up for several promotions I've brought to you on Carter Chaos recently and I've stockpiled a few FREE product coupons for a special giveaway!!! WOOHOO!!! 3 lucky winners will receive an envelope each that contains a coupon for a FREE box of Honey Bunches of Oats, a FREE bottle of Purex Triple Action detergent, and of course a FREED Dry Idea AdvacedDry deodorant!!! Enter this super simple Rafflecopter form and share with all your friends!
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Dry Idea provided a free sample of their AdvancedDry Roll-On so I could review it. All opinions are my own.