Before you Buy it! See why I Tried it!

I’m a product tester! That means I try things and places before during and after it has hit the market.As a work from home mom, it’s a perfect opportunity for me to try items/events before I buy them and help my mom friends save money and time by giving them my trusted advice. After all, when you have 9 children and a veteran husband, you tend to learn the value of money, time and quality discernment.

I have tried things from Disney On Ice, Sesame Street Live, Cirque Du Soleil QuidamChick Fil A, Credible CravingsKIND bars, Monster Jam, Disney Jr Live, Ringling Brothers, Monkey Joe’s, Sonic Care, New Balance, Huggies, Belly Bar   to DOVE! Not name dropping at all, but those are some remarkable brands. It was an honor to work with each of them. It takes a lot to be trusted with grand brands such as these.

I wanna share my latest  testing jobs with you and encourage you to try these products yourself. Luckily all of them are winners. TODAY, you are a winner too because I have a free gift for you at the end of this post. (assuming that you like good food and free stuff!)

HerbaLife– ( Once controversial but with research you too will find that it’s not only a great income opportunity but also has products you’ll love! Like the Green Tea and Metabolism Booster-which I think every college kid should get to over come that Freshman 15′)

Herbal Tea ConcentrateHerbal life Green Tea & Protein Shake contains caffeine which jump-starts your metabolism and provides a boost to help you feel revitalized. For optimum experience, mix a a little more than ½ teaspoon with 8 ounces of water. This refreshing, low-calorie tea is available in a variety of flavors.

Protein Smoothie-Formula 1 Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix. Satisfy your hunger and stay energized with the power of protein! Add Protein Drink Mix to your favorite Formula 1 shake to boost your protein intake to 24 g (without the addition of milk) or mix with water for a Herbal life Protein nutritious protein snack.

  • It includes antioxidant Vitamins C and E and mixes easily with water, making it ideal for a nutritious snack or protein boost on the go.
  • Take mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon to help satisfy your hunger cravings and to help meet your daily personal-protein requirements.

If you are local, you could even workout with a trainer indoors at JL Wellness and Fitness on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:30pm.  

Graze :

  • Life’s too short to eat bad snacks – our mission is to change the way that people snack in making snacks which taste good and each have a healthy benefit.
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    Our boxes are filled with delicious and nutritious food. From nuts, seeds, dried fruits, tasty crackers, dips to some well-deserved treats, every Graze snack has a healthy benefit.

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Graze Perks #‎endlessPASTAbilities‬

Pasta Chips

They are a delectable, light, and tasty treat, Artisanal Pasta Chips are truly the perfect chip. Whether straight from the bag, dipped, or topped & served, they are a great source of protein, are cholesterol-free, and contain 60% less fat than potato chips and 20% less fat than pita chips. Ya’ll gotta try this the code SKINNY30 and receive 30% off their order at  Pasta Chips.Com (They are really good ya’ll)

BEST Pasta Chips

Pasta Chips are delectable treat, Artisanal Pasta Chips are truly the perfect chip. Whether straight from the bag, dipped, or topped & served, they are a great source of protein, are cholesterol-free, and contain 60% less fat than potato chips and 20% less fat than pita chips. ‪#‎endlessPASTAbilities‬ Ya'll gotta try this the code SKINNY30 and receive 30% off their order at http://www.pastachips.com/! ) ‪#‎SponsorAd‬ (They are really good ya'll)Some of my jobs have questionnaires and one in particular I love to answer. Is the “why do you want to test our product?  My answer never waivers. I love sharing information and trying new things. In my family, we have some one from every age group  from under 5 to over 21. It makes for a fair, diverse and interesting product review. The reviews are always my own and it helps other families spend their money more wisely.  A win- win for everyone. Speaking of win – win, here’s your oodie. It’s a free box of GRAZE! Click here and use the code KELLEP6HP – It’s REALLY free! (No shipping cost or anything)

Enjoy them .Please purchases from these items will benefit my blog . Click the links with the product names. Thanks and enjoy!

Jabela

Wednesday WoW: BEST DIY Chick Fil A Cow Costumes

Are you ready for Cow Appreciation Day by Chick Fil A? I clare I am.

I  have already began the DIY thrills !

It’s simple, easy and loads of family fun. The more you dress up, the more free food you will receive!  Dress head to hoof in costume and you’ll get a FREE MEAL! Dress in a partial costume and you’ll get a FREE ENTREE! So dress your herd and get to your nearest Chick Fil A !

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With four little boys and two teen girls in tow, there’s gonna be a lot of cutting, pasting and measuring. I can’t wait!

Here are some fun ideas to get your creative minds flowing:

  1. Start with items that you already have at home — cow-printed accessories stashed in your closet will work perfectly. Hats, vests, scarves, neckties, pants, shoes and pajamas — just about any cow-spotted item will work. Just make sure you’re covered head to toe.
  2. Wear white, and then just add spots. Throw on a white T-shirt with white pants (even sweatpants) and stick on your spots using black paper. You can cut spots out of construction paper and tape them to your shirt and pants. If nothing else, you can grab an old white T-shirt and color black spots all over it with a marker – and you’ll still get a FREE entrée.

(Mommies of toddlers –http://lifeanchored.com/easy-no-sew-cow-costume-for-kids/03003  oeo3330003330003330003330000333003300333

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                                         He insisted on being a red cow!

I LOVE dressing my babies up. I do it every chance I get because I know soon and very soon, they will not want to have this type of fun with me.

The only thing is I always  wait until the last day to make our costumes for EVERYONE, We then end up with the pdf print outs from the official Chick Fil A page, complete with black sweat pants and shirt with white construction sheet dots sporadically placed. Not exactly picturesque, but I’m going for broke this year!  I gotta have something for the children to look back at a feel embarrassed by.

This year I want to get fancy! So I’m putting together my “Cow Ideas” early! If you find yourself lost as I often do, you may want to save this link for your own family prepping needs. Ok, now, be sure to click the highlighted links. You’ll go directly to the sources I placed here on my page. (I’m not reinventing the wheel- there are so many great ideas out there already) Like this one, it includes a cow’s udder!!! So Yes, the sky is the limit! Enjoy & have FUN!!!!

Heads Up friends…what counts as a full costume and a partial costume is up to your manager, so do your best. Watch more here from previous years! Mooooo!  <—–Click to see an online album. Here’s the Tumbler page too!

P.S. I’ll share our pictures on Facebook when we are done so follow me over there! I maybe able to get my daughters to recreate this into a cow costume- complete with more printable templates from Chick Fil A.—— this would be too sweet—>

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Wednesday Wow: Beavers booty is in our food! The Food Babe Book Review

ashleyQCSAHM assist Organizer on Food Bade BookWe recently enjoyed a Varni Hari “Food Babe Party.” That’s Ashley, my assistant organizer for Queen City Stay At Home Moms. Our son’s came along for the party as well. After all, they are the reason for wanting to learn more about selecting and serving healthy food via The Food Babe, Varni Hari way.

Just in case you don’t know, Varni is been a busy young lady. She’s been able to do things like encouraging Kraft to stop using food dye in their American Mac and Cheese.  (Not that we even eat that)

Hari has done research on several foods, collected evidence that the chemicals could be dangerous and she’s put fire under companies like Chick-fil-A, Subway, Chipotle, and Starbucks to CHANGE!

That’s pretty impressive work for “just a regular person” wouldn’t you say?

Vari Hari  is brave. She’s been attacked in the news for not being a scientist. Again, she never said she was, but do you have to be a scientist to do extensive research, compile data, and present facts? Is that a job relegated only to scientists? I fear that the reason she is being attacked may be more for the message than it is for the messenger. Food companies are starting to notice Hari. If she runs a campaign against them, they would have to respond and either change their food or lose customers. They are smarter than that…… we hope!

What I Think of the Book

The Food Babe Way is very well written and thorough – complete with 9 pages of references in the back! Vani calls herself a consumer investigator and citizen journalist, and she communicates her findings with an impeccable level of detail. For that reason, I do think Part I is a lot to absorb for newbies,” but the overall message (to not trust Big Food) is not lost. They’re pretty much in it for the bottom line after all, and I love how Vani reinforces what I already know to be true – you must be the one to take charge of your own health. And she gives you the resources to do just that.

For example, in this picture, we slipped chia seeds in the boys yogurt. They didn’t even care!QCSAHM boys day with FoodBabe

I love how Vani’s new book not only tells you what food additives and products to avoid, but also leaves you with a solid plan of what you can eat (recipes included). The Food Babe Way is broken down into these sections:

Note: I was sent an advance copy of the Food Babe Way to review. I am not being compensated for my review, my opinions are my own.

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