Yesterday, I received my free Dr. Scholl’s high heel insoles from If you haven’t checked out you should sometime. Basically, how it works is they send you free products to try and you review them – and mention them to your friends if you like them.

So far, I’ve gotten to try out Cover Girl foundation and now these Dr. Scholl’s High Heel Insoles. If you’re local to me and you are just dying to try these out I have $4 off coupons that I can get to you. (They cost $12.99 a pair so this makes them $8.99)

I have tried them and I’m not really that impressed. They’re for size 6-10 women’s and I wear a size 9 1/2. For me, the insoles are just a little too short. They either cushion my heel or my toe but not both. And the arch support is a tad too big for me. I think if you wear a smaller shoe these might work for you but they don’t work well for me.

My toddler enjoys sticking them to the bottom of her feet and parading around the house though, so I suppose I’ll hold on to them for a little while 🙂

I Love Lucy

For Christmas my husband got the the best present ever!

An I Love Lucy complete set. This was a great gift for so many reasons. I love I Love Lucy. Having the complete set is awesome!

With the recent birth of our second child, and a toddler “helping” with the baby, I find that I often need some time to relax and/or time to sit down with toddler and baby. Fortunately, my toddler also likes “Lucy” and these are just the right length to watch while nursing the baby. I can get the baby fed, keep my toddler entertained, and laugh a couple of times as well.

And, all you mothers with young children will understand, it’s taken me a full month to get through the first season, so I have many months of I Love Lucy still to watch and enjoy!

Free Covergirl Makeup

I found this great site the other day. Basically, they give you free products to try in exchange for you talking about the products.

I got my first Bzz Campaign the other day, for Cover Girl makeup. I took a picture of my package so you can see what came in it. I signed up for it and it says they’ll send you a free full size product to try but I was a little skeptical. It’s hard to know sometimes, it just seemed too easy. Well, yesterday, I got my package, and yes, indeed, there was a full size foundation and lip gloss, as well as coupons for $1.25 off the foundation if I decide to purchase more or if my friends want to try it.

I only wear foundation about once a week so I won’t be purchasing any more any time soon but I am looking forward to trying it.

I tried out the lip gloss right away and I really like it. It’s just faintly pink so you can’t really see that it’s adding any color, just a gloss. And it’s 10spf so it’ll be great for this summer! Just enough sunscreen to keep my lips from getting chapped when I’m out by the pool. And I’m sure my toddler will love it too, since she wears all my lipgloss anyways, she won’t even guess that I’m letting her wear it so she doesn’t burn 🙂

I’ll post a review on the foundation after I try it, it’s advertised as being really light so I might actually like it since I’m really picky about the weight of my foundation.

House Party Recipes

I had my house party this weekend. If you haven’t checked out house parties you should. I love them! You get free stuff, in my case a skillet and food, to demo a new product with your friends.

My party was for Philadelphia Cooking Creme.

I made two pasta dishes, Chicken Primavera with Pasta

and Tortellini Italiano.

Both were really good! The Tortellini Italiano was my favorite. The red peppers added a sweet flavor to the cooking creme that wasn’t in the Chicken Primavera.

Even my husband, who doesn’t like red peppers, liked the Tortellini Italiano best. He, of course, picked the red peppers out but he liked the flavor of the sauce with the peppers having been cooked in it.

I really want to try out one of the mexican meals, they all look so good! I think that’s the cooking creme flavor I’ll try next.

House Party!

If you’re not familiar with House Party, you should check it out!

I’ve done several parties and I love the great stuff I receive in my party packs. My latest party, which I’m hosting in a couple of weeks – you invite friends over for a party – is for Philadelphia Cooking Creme.

I received 4 coupons for free Cooking Creme, an oven mitt, and a really nice skillet. And for my guests, I have coupons for Cooking Creme, wooden spoons, magnets, and scratch pads.

I can’t wait to try out the Cooking Creme, and my new pan!


On a blog with chocolate in it’s name, I do have to have a post about chocolate.

Chocolate covered cake balls to be precise.

They’re made by a company called Sweet Jane Lynn. I think it’s two sisters who own it (and operate it).

These are delicious! My husband ordered them for Valentines day for me and they just arrived yesterday, so plan for it to take a while since they have to make every order by hand.

They’re totally worth the wait though!