Friday, May 31, 2013

Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles

Umm hello feet, legs and back.. your aching is killing my day! It's no secret that us moms have a busy and long day. Much of those long days are spent on our feet chasing small children here and there. I often wonder what shoes will best comfort my feet. I went with a more contoured flat which I learned the hard way that they're just too thin when I stepped on a root. Oh my aching arches! I have used sandals and flip flops, which leave me with an aching back! This leaves me with some obvious no brainers.. I'm definitely not going to tend to my kids wearing any sort of heel, well, unless I have a death wish for my ankles. Tennis shoes. Ahh yes, the beloved tennis shoes. I have a pair that fits my feet pretty well; I like wearing them a lot. The problem is finding what will solve my problem of foot and back pain. I can't just go buy a new pair of more supportive shoes at this point, so I want to find at least a temporary solution. Ahh, you see where I'm going with this now? Yes?

So I got invited to a Bzz Campaign for Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles. Oh my word, it's like the angels came down from the heavens. Do I want to sign up for this? psssshyah! No brainer. I'm already dreaming of how squishy my feet will be as I sign up! I love Dr. Scholl's products.. they're a true life saver.

So this first blog entry will be about my initial reaction to receiving them. Out of the mailer I examined the package. I noted that it states for women sizes 6-10. This leaves me a little concerned that they may not fit maybe someone with a wide foot. Have no fear, my feet are here to save the day. If I was a cave woman, I'd have some amazing cave lady feet. These monster sized feet are good for something, finally. The insoles are very squishy and I can see how they will massage my feet while walking or standing. So on first impressions, the packaging looks nice and is appealing. I'm not worried about opening these types of things. Isn't that what I have a husband for? ;-)

Today was the first day I wore them in my shoes. I'm happy to report that my feet didn't fall off. I noticed less pain, and I'm very curious to see how the next few weeks go. I didn't note any extra heat in my shoes like I thought I might. I'm sitting here relaxing after a long, long day. No really, it was never ending. I swear, in some alternate universe.. there's another one of me waiting for the day to end. That's how long this day was. Usually my arches are aching and my lower back is tighter. It's not as bad today, and I imagine it's really more of a recovery process ahead of me. We'll see how this goes. I love how comfortable these inserts are. I guess maybe I won't be so resentful tomorrow when I tie those bad boys on and hit the ground running.

I got a free pair of Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles thanks to BzzAgent! All of my reviews are truthful and heartfelt, as always. I want to give you, my readers the best possible chance to try GOOD products.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Oooh Ahhh -- It's Summer!

It's hot, very hot. So hot I think I might melt, and it's not even the peak of the summer. I'm sitting here under the a/c after spending a mere 40 minutes outside. Wasn't it just winter? Yes.. yes it was. I fell asleep, and woke up.. Now it's summer. Anyway, I know we're all looking for better ways to cool off in this heat. Have you ever picked up a box of ice cream sandwiches, or fruit pops only to see the fat and sugar content? I know! It just makes you put the box back in its place deep in the freezer. I want to enjoy a treat, and cool off in this heat.. and yes, I've discovered a new favorite.

Firstly, I received a coupon for a free box of Yogurt Smoothie bars from Kroger (haven't received it yet, so I decided to just go buy them myself). Firstly, I love popsicles.. especially when they're smooth and have a great flavor. Strawberry banana is just so good, and doesn't taste like a 'diet' food. It tastes like the real deal! I can't believe it. At 50 calories a bar, I don't feel like I'm consuming a whole meals worth of calories and fat.

I actually tried the guilt-free ice cream sandwiches too. I didn't realise I had purchased the reduced fat variety. I was so disappointed at first when I saw my mistake. Most of these types of ice cream are so bland and boring. I was surprised that the ice cream had a smooth taste, no weird fakey fake sugar after taste. The chocolate sandwich part, was a good balance of chocolate to the ice cream.

Overall- Yes, I'd recommend these to a friend. Otherwise I wouldn't post about it here. I want to fill everyone in on these wonderful treats! Definitely a 5 star set of products from what I've tried so far. Can't wait to see what else is on those freezer shelves when I hit the store again today!

Disclaimer: I am receiving a coupon from BzzAgent for these Kroger frozen guilt-free treats. I only want to share the best of the best so that you don't waste your time buying products you can't or won't enjoy!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Ibotta whaaat?

Okay, so why not make this first real entry something fricken awesome? Yes, lets. I found out about this app on Friday afternoon about two hours before I went grocery shopping. I fully admit that I am app obsessed. This day of technology and many applications that allow you to earn money for everyday tasks makes me completely happy. I signed up as quickly as I could to secure my ability to score a $10 credit that I could cash in after redeeming my first 5 offers in the first 2 weeks. I at first was thinking that would take a while, but I was wrong. I didn't go out of my way to purchase extras, and instead just bought things I always do. I cashed in the same day I signed up and got $15.50 sent directly to my paypal account! Do I have your attention yet?!

Basically how this app works, is you view certain products and complete tasks. Most of these tasks are viewing a fact, taking a poll, watching a short video or posting to FB/Twitter. Easy enough, yes? Definitely. Each activity takes just seconds to complete. You will have a pending total on your account until you complete the offer. You don't earn the money until you've purchased the products. I know, you're worried. Don't be. There is a wide assortment of products that they have offers for, and they change frequently! After you've made your purchase, take a deep breath.. the fun part is coming. You submit photos of the receipt through the application. The not so fun part? Waiting. I think it took about 30-45 minutes to get my confirmation back that I had received credits. I submitted for my payment, and BAM! There was $15.50 in my paypal account. Amazing. -- I am still kind of in shock that this app worked, and the pay-off is incredible.

So yeah, sign up and get a $10 credit if you complete 5 offers in the first two weeks! Super duper easy! If you sign up with this affiliate link, I will also earn something. Sign Up Here  The app is available on the Google Play Store & the Apple app store!

Hooray, moving to blogger

Hellooo to all my faithful readers. I decided to make the move to Blogger due to the fact that my affiliate links were not permitted on Wordpress. It's still unclear if they're permitted here on Blogger, but I am in the midst of finding out. If this is the case, I'll be moving to my own domain and just sucking up the expense. Oh well, right?

Stay tuned for more fun chatter and good times.