Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Things you may notice about this blog....................

As suggested by the name of this blog, it has been about my random ramblings. As of late it has been more about my free samplings that I get in the mail or free products that I get to try through BzzAgent campaigns, but that is not all that I am about. There are a few things about me you may not realize that I enjoy doing. Let me share a few of those with you.

One of the things that keeps me busy and out of trouble lol is my crocheting. Originally I was a knitter. Taught by my mother back when I was about 12 years old, she taught my older sister and I how to knit as well as crochet. However I picked up knitting and for some reason didn't grasp crocheting. However back in 2009 I decided to try my hand at crocheting. Thanks to the internet and youtube as well as a wonderful friend, I started out at first making granny squares. Eventually branching out from there, however I still have so much more to learn but I am getting there. 
Here are a few items I have done recently. I love crocheting because you get to see the results so much more quicker than you do when knitting. To see some more of the items that I have made you can visit my facebook page. Knits4UbyApril

Wonderful huge crocheted cowl made for a friend

Order I just completed. Waiting on buttons to be added. 

Order - made for friend

These are actually knitted, gifts for friends. 

Order for a friend

Order - made for niece. 
Made for Grandson


Made for friend

I hope this is true and that it works

I just saw something completely amazing on youtube and decided to share with all of you. To be absolutely honest I have not tried this myself but can't wait to purchase some baby shampoo because not too long ago I shrunk a brand new skirt unintentionally. And since it shrunk probably about 4-6 inches it would not look right to wear it and so now I am eager to try this suggestion that you can view in this short video. Unshrink the shrunk

If you have tried this and it has worked please comment below and let us know how it worked out, or if it did not work out for you. As mentioned in the video sadly this will not work on any wool sweaters so if you thought yeah finally, sorry to disappoint but once a wool item is shrunk its time to give it a chance at a new life as something else other than a sweater lol.

Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Do you want to know a Secret?


As I mentioned in my last Blog, I was soon going to be trying Secret Clear Gel. The campaign started yesterday and I was eager to put this product to the test. 

To be absolutely honest I was not a fan of Gel products, I hate that wet sticky feeling that the product gave you when using it. However I was given the opportunity to try this product through the #bzzagent campaign and was willing to give this type of product one more shot. I have used secret products in the past and felt they had a pretty decent antiperspirant product line. 

The campaign started yesterday and I decided right from the start I would give it a 48 hour test by not putting on any deodorant the following day. 

When I first put it on I felt a little tacky and it took a little bit for that to dissipate before I felt dry but not as bad as past products that I have tried. The scent was not over powering thankfully as I was suffering from a horrible headache yesterday. The thought of not putting on deodorant this morning never sounds like a good idea however as I mentioned above I really wanted to see if this product stood up to its promise of the 48 hour protection, and to my absolute surprise it is proving true so far. Now it has not been quite 48 hours as of yet, but it has been 33.5 hours so far and no break through odour. I even did some housework and still dry and clean smelling. 
Now I have not worked up a crazy sweat or anything but I still have time to get in a really honest test of this product which I hope to provide. I never take a products promise as true unless I have experienced it myself. So far day 2 of use and I am pleasantly surprised of how it has stood up so far. 
For those who do love the gel products, I believe that you will really like this product. 

I realize this is only day 2 but I'm not done yet. I will be back with more thoughts as I go through the testing period of this product. 

Thank you #bzzagent, thank you Secret Clear Gel for the opportunity to try this product. 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Whooo hoooo I got another one

I realize I have been silent over here on my blog lately but not because I just don't feel like writing aimlessly into the world wide web but have been busy working on other projects. I am a crocheter/knitter and so have been busy filling out orders and gifting a few friends here and there along the way. That said I do have something new to share.

As always #BzzAgent is busy putting out products for members to try and I just received my second campaign to participate in. I get the privilege of trying out this product below.

Normally I am not a fan of gel deodorants as I find them to leave you feeling wet and sticky but I was willing to give this product a try. I have tried secret in the past and found their products pretty good so we will see what happens here with the gel. I will document my thoughts on the product when I get a chance to try it out. I should receive it within the next two weeks as the campaign will start on the 15th of this month.

For those who are interested in trying before you buy a good place to start is with bzzagent. Joining bzzagent is free and once you set up your account there are a number of surveys to complete. Don't worry those survey's are quick and painless but allows bzzagent to find campaigns that would best suit you. Once you receive your offer to join a campaign you can accept or decline it. Once you accept it, and received your product you are asked to let others know about the product you have tried as well as give your thoughts on the product. Very simple and as you share you are given points and the more points you have the more campaigns you are able to share in.

If you are interested why not check it out for yourself https://www.bzzagent.com/index.jsp

Have a great day everyone wherever you are, and thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings. Feel free to comment.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My Mail loves me this week




Nothing gets me more excited than my hubby coming home with something from the mail for me. I love packages with tons of free stuff inside for me to try. 
So this weeks boxes had products coming in from P&G. The dishwasher pods will go to my appreciative mother who has a dishwasher and I will use all the rest. But I have tried the Cascade pods before when my dishwasher was working and I am very pleased with the results. Its a product I would recommend. Same with the Mr Clean magic scrubber. It has gotten marks off like nothing else has. 
Being that I have sensitive skin I look forward to trying the Tide pods. I will try and post here the next time that I know p&g goes live so you can have a chance at trying their wonderful products before you buy. 







Tuesday, November 4, 2014

for the love of your four legged friends

Do you have a special pet and love providing them with foods you know are good for them. Companies that use reputable farms, and products when producing their product? Recently I heard about this company and requested my free trial bag. They are a canadian company that started in 1999. They pride themselves on providing the very best for our special furbabies.

I have 5 four legged friends, only 3 though will benefit from this product lol. My boxer has sensitivity issues so am looking forward to trying this product to see if there will be any benefit to him.

Interested in getting your own free trial, click on the link below.

PetCurean

Friday, October 31, 2014

A little Bzzzzzz dropped in today,,, read below to find out what.

Look what the Bzz dropped in. As I mentioned 2 weeks ago I was finally getting my first campaign to partake in through BzzAgent.com The campaign started today and today my package arrived.
With winter coming on I was really looking forward to giving my hair a shade change to give me a little boost. Normally when choosing a hair colour my preferred colour was red. Unfortunately in this campaign there were only certain colours available and so I was already brown so didn't want to go darker with darker brown or black so I chose Clairol's Nice N Easy Medium Ash Blonde.
As you can see I achieved a red look anyway due to my own natural red highlights. This evening it looks like a red brown. Either way I love it.
What was even more impressive was that after the colour was washed out, which btw came out very nicely. No icky residue that no matter how much rinsing doesn't seem to want to leave your hair anyway. This product rinsed out nice and clear and than I applied their conditioner which was a nice smell and after 2 minutes of sitting I rinsed that out and instantly my hair felt nice. No dried out feeling that I have had from past products. After I dried my hair I could not stop running my fingers through my hair enjoying how soft it felt. Even went to my husband and told him to feel my hair, than to my 17 year old son I said the same. I asked him how does my hair feel, his first teenage answer was "like hair!" So I asked him to touch his own hair and than touch mine, and than he says it feels so soft.
Either way I was very impressed with Nice N Easy hair colour and will probably use again in the future especially if I can find the hair colour closer to the colour I usually use.
If you are looking for a home colour treatment that gives you a shift in shade this is one to try.
I give 2 thumbs up for this product. 


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

P&G Live

Hello Websters - just thought I would let you know that P&G has gone live right now with their free samples. All you have to do is sign in or sign up if you do not have an account. Due to high volume some people have been experiencing page does not exist after signing in. But I was told to keep trying. If you get through a page will come up saying thank you for requesting a sample. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Here's the link
Go To Offer

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I love my freebies

Free Samples from SampleSource

I was so excited to receive my 14 free samples today from SampleSource. Nothing I love more than receiving something in the mail and getting to try it before I buy. 

So what have I tried already, well of course the first thing would have been both chocolate samples. I love the chocolate bar with almonds by Hersey. And the brookside dark chocolate Acais and blueberry was also absolutely delicious. I also had the peppermint tea by Higgins and Burke, which was also very refreshing, mild flavour. 

The razor is for my hubby to try and came at a perfect time as he needs to shave. So I will share with you what he thinks of that when he does finally free his face from whisker mask he is currently sporting. 
I am looking forward to trying the frizz ease, nothing I hate more than frizzy hair. Need to try it on my boys hair even more as they have a strange mix of curly and straight hair which always looks frizzy. The trick will be them letting me put it in their hair lol.

If you are interested in getting your own samples sign up to sample source and they will notify you when samples are coming available. 

If you are on Facebook sign up to savealoonie as they are awesome about letting us know when products are coming available.

Waiting also for product samples to come in from P&G as well as a campaign sample from Bzzagent which I am so eager to start. When the campaign kit arrives and I get to start my campaign I will blog again about my results and thoughts on the product. 

Until then, happy reading and have a great day. 


Monday, October 20, 2014

Do you like free stuff.

Recently I have been introduced to the world of free samples, coupons etc. Now I still have not caught on to the coupon craze as some have, which I do think is absolutely awesome, but the incredible amount of work scares me off hahahaha.

A few months ago I joined a site called BzzAgent whom I learned about from Savealoonie.com. Thanks Terra for sharing and making us all aware what is out there. Anyway back to BzzAgent. The site gets you to fill out survey's that would best fit their campaigns and you. If a campaign suits you than you receive an invite. You must be willing to share a review of the product you get to try for free and you have the right to refuse any campaign. The more you participate the more campaign opportunities you have to participate in.

I received my first campaign today, as you see I am so excited about the opportunity that it has caused me to want to write about it and share the opportunity with others if they are so interested in trying it. There are campaigns for Canada and the States. I love being able to try new things and love samples and freebies lol.

If you are like me and like to try new products first than checkout bzzagent.com and see what they are all about.

When I receive my kit I will be sure to come back and share with you what I received and what I think of the product I tried.

Thanks again BzzAgent for the opporutnity!!!!! I am so super stoked.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pictures capture moments that words alone cannot describe

Every now and than I come across a contest that I feel is worth of sharing. This would be one of them.

When the contest gives you the opportunity to win something awesome I just have to share it. To me there is nothing more awesome than winning a new camera.

Camera's capture moments in time that allows your memory to live on in crisp beautiful colour or stark black and white. Either way these are images that usually fade with memory but a picture allows us to keep it alive and forever reminisce about that moment that moment for a really long time..

And photography silently speaks what words cannot always caption. So if you would like the opportunity to have a chance at winning a capture to capture your special moments than here is your chance to do so.



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