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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Gojo Purell Advanced review

So it's flu season again... You've either caught a bug or been around someone else who has. Sneezing, runny noses, watery eyes, hacking until you're out of breath or raw, and feeling so drained you might just fall over on your next step. There are ways to avoid this though. Washing your hands, for instance, every chance you get. But it's not always easy or practical to run off in search of soap and water. So perhaps keeping hand sanitizer around should be an option? Gojo sent me a couple really cute things to do a review on for you guys that will make the hand sanitizer less intimidating.
For times when you're on the go and need a small travel size bottle of Purell on hand - they have an attachable kind. Just hook this Jelly Wrap case to your purse, diaper bag, laptop bag... Even your belt! Keep your hands as free of germs as possible. Less germs = less chance of getting sick. I love how sturdy this case is. I've tried using one similar from a higher priced name brand and nearly lost my hand sanitizer multiple times since it kept sliding out of the holder! This one grips it tightly and keeps it from sliding around.
Then there is the Purell Advanced hand sanitizer Pal. This is perfect for around the house or office. It's kid friendly, makes a bottle of sanitizer look more cheerful, and keeps you from spreading germs. This Pal has hands and feet and a stand behind it to make it stable on your desk/counter. It also comes with a pamphlet on germs. Particularly germs in the workplace. From experience I can say that germs in the workplace spread like wild fire. Shaking hands, sneezing in the air, and being in close proximity caused many employees at my job to suffer from the flu or cold-like symptoms. I saw more and more sanitizer being used all around the store.
If you are interested in learning more about Gojo and the products they offer worldwide, check out their website http://www.gojo.com/. Its never too late to get healthier and prevent illness from spreading!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Road Kill T-shirts review

So on my quest for awesome nerderrific and insanely geektastic gifts, I came across Road Kill T-shirts. They randomly chose one to send to me for review and I gotta say - I couldn't have picked one much better. It says "I've got your back". Like... literally.
They have some amazingly funny t shirts to choose from in a wide variety for every sense of humor.
Whether you're looking to make political statements
like this, show off how nerdy you are, or be just plain unique in your fashion ideas they've got you covered.

These are printed on durable cotton shirts or you can choose the softer American Apparel type shirt. You can also choose to add a bottle cap opener on the lower corner of your shirt. Never worry about being in a party with a bottle you can't open again.

Now, they aren’t hosting a giveaway through my blog but don’t despair! They do host them on their Facebook page. So if you want to snag a free shirt, Like their page and keep your eyes open for the next giveaway they run. http://www.facebook.com/roadkilltshirts
I'm interested in what kind of shirts you guys like and what you think would be your favorite if you won a free one from them. So visit their website and leave a comment! http://www.roadkilltshirts.com/

Monday, January 14, 2013

RW Garcia review and giveaway

Time for another great food review! Good thing I'm trying a lot of healthy things or I'd probably spend all my time at the gym... This time I was sent chips from RW Garcia. You can check out their website hereThey offer quite a variety of wholesome quality tortilla chips. We like tortilla chips for making nachos, eating with salsa or dip and for when we have parties!
These happen to be great in several ways. First, they are gluten-free. So if you have Celiac disease (which seems to be more common these days) or if you have allergies to wheat products these make a great alternative snack option. They are a healthier alternative to other tortilla chips that are loaded with highly fattening powdered flavoring. The taste is more baked into them than onto them.

They sent me 7 bags to try: MixtBag of Red and Yellow Tortilla chips, MixtBag of Yellow and Blue Corn Tortilla chips, 3 Seed Veggie Dippers, 3 Seed Blue Corn Dippers, 3 Seed English Cheddar Dippers, 3 Seed Curry and Mango Dippers, and 3 Seed Savory Dippers.
The MixtBags are a great hit in my family. My boys and husband especially love tortilla chips. We make nachos and dips or just snack on them out of the bag. The kids really love the different colors. It makes them fun and a great way to jazz up party dishes.
Another favorite of my kids and I in particular (and my siblings/mom) was the 3 Seed Veggie Dippers. They come as a mixed bag that has 3 flavors inside; Spinach and Garlic, Red Beet and Onion, Carrot, Tomato and Sesame.
Spinach and Garlic is of course green. The garlic isn't overpowering and neither is the spinach. They actually blend nicely. It has a taste to it that I find hard to put words for... So I'm just going to say it's not spinach-y. (Yes, I'm making up words!)
Then we come to the Red Beet and Onion Dippers - which I really enjoyed although they have a sort of vegetable after taste. You can taste the beet and onion in harmony together. My kids just liked them being red.
Lastly the Carrot, Tomato, and Sesame Dippers were really nice. You just slightly taste the carrots. The tomato was stronger in a good way.

3 Seed Savory Dippers are Himalayan Pink Salt and Cracked Pepper. Whether standing alone or dipping - the flavor is satisfying! Not overloaded with salt.
The 3 Seed English Cheddar ones are lightly flavored and were highly popular among the kids.
3 Seed Curry and Mango were definitely the strongest flavored chips by far! Word to the wise: If you can't handle some tangy spice, stay away! Eat more, feel the heat take it up a notch. The curry is most decidedly strong with this one. You can barely taste the mango. However, I actually like curry so this one was a pleasant surprise for me. Curry is an acquired taste, in my opinion. You either like it, possibly grow to like after being made to try it more than once, or you will never like it.
So what else can I tell you about these great chips? Let's see... the texture is really awesome and sturdy. They can handle heavier dips like guacamole. You can read the ingredients on the package without a "What the heck is that?!".
They also have recipes on their website. They tell you which stores offer their products or how you can order them online.
You can also connect with them via Facebook to be updated on their news of new products.
So now about the giveaway! They will send one lucky winner 1 bag of each of their Dippers. Just enter below via Rafflecopter and when its over, I'll randomly select the winner. Once I have the name and email of the winner, I'll contact you to get your address so they know where to send the chips.
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***These products were sent me to free strictly for the review purpose. I was not otherwise endorsed or in any way told what to say. My reviews are completely my opinions.***

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Some Florida humor

You know you're a Floridian if....
Socks are only for bowling.
You never use an umbrella because the rain will be over in five minutes.
A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.
Your winter coat is made of denim.
You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.
You're younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.
Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.
You've driven through Yeehaw Junction. (I actually haven’t)
You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix. (Not so sure about this one since Winn Dixie charges the same amount and seems to have cleaned up a bit.)
Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2005. You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.
You dread love bug season.
You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley or Hurricane Frances. You know them as Andrew, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Wilma...Irene...Cheryl...Rita, Mary… Alison.
You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave.
You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.
'Down South' means Key West.
Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.
You have a drawer full of bathing suits and one sweatshirt.
You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.
A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.
You know the four seasons really are: Hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer.
You've hosted a hurricane party. (I never did, but then I’m not a partier.)
You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee, Withlacoochee, Thonotosassa and Micanopy. (I also learned how to properly pronounce Atchafalaya since my mothers family was from Louisiana. Great names to use in tongue twisters!)
You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.
You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.
You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Year’s.
You recognize Miami-Dade as ' Northern Cuba .'
Any other interesting things you guys think belong on this list??