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Monday, August 27, 2012

Hoover WindTunnel Air Vacuum Review!


A few weeks ago I was chosen to review the WindTunnel Air Vacuum.  I was so excited, because I've never owned a Hoover vacuum before.  I was expecting the best from Hoover and I was not disappointed. 

I received the WindTunnel vacuum and I loved it.  One of my favorite things about the WindTunnel is its size.  It’s compact, lightweight, and the design is attractive.
 
My husband and I were extremely impressed with the suction of the WindTunnel.  We vacuumed the living room, bedroom, and family room and were shocked to see how much dust/dirt the WindTunnel picked up.  My husband was really liked the bottom release dirt cup.  Unlike most bagless vacuums where you have to remove the filter and dump the cup, the WindTunnel has a button that releases the dirt from the bottom.  No more dirty hands!   
 
I really liked the deep recline of the vacuum, it makes it easier to vacuum under beds and other furniture.  The handle of the vacuum is also a built in wand, which detaches, it's very easy to use.   The vacuum has a very very long cord, which is also nice.   

My husband and I really love the WindTunnel and would recommend this vacuum to others!

Where to buy: You can purchase the WindTunnel Air Vacuum on the Hoover website.

Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review, but my opinions are entirely my own.

Vicky

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

George Foreman Grill Review and Recipe!

I've been a fan of the George Foreman Grill for many many years.  We bought one about 4 years ago and it still works great.  It's so easy to make burgers and grill chicken, and I love that it removes the fat out of the meat.
Recently I was chosen to review the George Foreman Removable-Plate Grill.  I was excited to review this grill because the plates come off, making clean up easier.  The George Foreman Removable-Plate Grill has a non-stick coating which eliminates the need for oil or butter, and just like the original George Foreman grill, it removes the fat.  Having the removable plates is a huge plus!  With my older grill I would have to clean it up right away or the food would harden and get stuck, but with this grill I can let the plates soak in hot water.  It's so much easier to clean!

"The George Foreman Grill: Show Us Your Grill Skill Recipe Contest"

As part of my review I was asked to include an original recipe using the grill.  I created the:
"Crispy Doritos Chicken Strips."



Ingredients:
  • Doritos Taco Flavor Chips
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Egg
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Panko Bread Crumbs (not pictured)
 Preparation:
Finely crush the Doritos Taco Flavor chips.  About a cup of crushed chips will do, although you may need more if you plan to make a lot of chicken.  It's a good idea to crush them in a food processor, but you can also do it by hand.  Mix a half a cup of Panko bread crumbs into the crushed chips. 
 
Wrap chicken breasts in plastic wrap and pound them until they are about half an inch thick.  Once they have been pounded, slice the breasts into strips.  Season them with salt and pepper.  
 
Turn on the grill so that it will be hot and ready before cooking.  Dip the chicken strips into the egg, then dip them into the Doritios/Panko bread crumb mix and put them on the George Foreman Grill.   Leave them on for approximately 10 minutes.  Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken strips. 
Enjoy the chicken strips with your favorite dipping sauce!

Disclaimer:  I received a George Foreman Grill for review purposes only.  No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are my own.  I created this recipe and will be included in a contest, with the possibility of winning a gift card.

Vicky

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Rendi Review & Giveaway


"Rendi (which means “you make” in Italian) is a new Colorado business that makes easy to create DIY customizable frames, signs, wall d├ęcor and gifts that you can design with your own meaningful pictures, words, phrases, dates and names."
My favorite thing about the creation of Rendi is that this company was created for the purpose of creating jobs, and the fact that it is so important for them to help moms by working around their schedule. As a full-time working mom, that is completely amazing to me.

Basically, Rendi helps you DIY without actually having to do it yourself. You choose the item you like, and in the design page, you can completely customize your sign or frame to what fits YOU. I think these would be an awesome personalized gift.


I was given the opportunity to try out the design process, and I picked out the Pure Cottage Classic Sign I changed the saying to this one, after a lot of playing with different ideas.  I loved that it was completely customizable - you could edit all the texts, change the colors and pick your fonts. There is even a quote library to give you ideas. I love, love, LOVE how the sign turned out. It came super fast, and the quality is amazing. It came ready to hang, and I think it looks great on our main wall. And I think that because it's "MY" work, that I love it extra.


Lucky for you, the awesome ladies at Rendi have offered a $50 gift certificate for one lucky reader to design their own product too! To be entered, just leave a comment letting me know what you would make, and how you would customize it! (required entry)

 Giveaway ends 8/31/12 at midnight. 18+, US only. This is not a paid post. I received product in exchange for my post, but the this is 100% my opinion.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sweet Pea Maternity Review and Giveaway!

My husband and I are excited to announce we are expecting our 3rd child!!  So far my pregnancy has been pretty easy.  Of course being pregnant means needing a new wardrobe!  I knew I was going to need new clothes for my growing bump, so I googled "cheap maternity clothes" and came across Sweet Pea Maternity.

Sweet Pea Maternity has super cute and trendy maternity clothes at great prices.  You can find cute shirts under $20! Ever since I discovered them, I've been to their website quite a few times and they're always getting new clothes. 
I received the Black Rhinestone maternity shirt for review.  I love this shirt.  It's very comfortable and soft.  It's also very light, which is great right now in the summer months.  One of my favorite things about this shirt is the neckline.  I'm larger busted and most shirts show a lot of cleavage, but this shirt has the perfect neckline.  I work with students so this shirt is definitely appropriate for work.  Another great thing about this shirt is the length.  It isn't too long where it looks messy, but there's plenty of room for a growing bump, so it will last my entire pregnancy.  I also get TONS of compliments when I wear this shirt.  Everyone tells me my shirt is so pretty, including my husband.  This shirt is flattering to wear, and the rhinestones add some fun bling!

To Buy:  You can purchase this shirt and many other cute maternity clothes on the Sweet Pea Maternity website.

One LUCKY Mommy Loves Giveaways reader will win a $25 gift code to Sweet Pea Maternity! 
To Win:

Mandatory Entry: Follow Mommy Loves Giveaways on Google Friend Connect and leave a comment letting me know you follow.

Extra entries (1 each):
***This giveaway ends September 5, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST***

Disclaimer: I received the product mentioned above for review purposes only.  No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are my own.

Vicky

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Winners!


The winner of the Screaming O Studio Collection Giveaway is...

follow on GFC-amanda hardesty
I love the whole idea of it.Cute items,nicely concealed toys and helpful accessories.Nice!

The winner of the Home Depot Prize Giveaway is...
I am a GFC Follower (missreneer)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

The winner of the Tooth Fairy 2 Giveaway is...
I like you on FB (Ellie W)

Congratulations to our Winners!  

All winners have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be chosen.

 Vicky