|Posted by 1FrugalMom on April 17, 2013 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
I absolutely love Suave's New Professionals Moroccan Infusion Shampoo & Conditioner! It's very luxurious & rich; and leaves my hair shiny & smooth, and smelling incredibly WONDERFUL, too! I think it's appropriately in a gold bottle, because it's like liquid gold for your hair! It's truly amazing!
If you haven't tried it yet, I strongly suggest that you do! At only about $4 a bottle (give or take a little), I feel it's very reasonably priced. I myself, might not have discovered this gem had I not been a lucky winner in Suave's 50,000 coupon giveaway earlier this year. I'm very thankful that I received one of their free full size products coupons because it made me aware of this awesome product with which I've totally fallen in love! It's my new FAVORITE!
"The new Moroccan Infusion line from Suave Professionals is infused with authentic Moroccan argan oil, a lightweight miracle oil that absorbs instantly and is known to give brilliant shine and long lasting conditioning benefits." ~Suave
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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. And as always, all opinions are 100% genuine and entirely my own. Please feel free to re-pin this post, here.
|Posted by 1FrugalMom on January 8, 2013 at 5:50 PM||comments (136)|
Alright! Without further adieu, this is the Polar Pillow review and GIVEAWAY that I know many of you have been looking forward to! And I'm super excited to tell you all about it! What is Polar Pillow you ask? "PolarPillow is an award winning cooling pillow that helps you sleep better so you can live better!" Polar Pillow (info sheet, PDF).
Before trying the Polar Pillow I read a lot about it and thought it was a pretty cool concept (lol no pun intended), and was very interested in trying it out. What I didn't know then at that time was that the Polar Pillow would be life changing, and I would absolutely fall in love with it!
For YEARS, almost my entire life really, I've always struggled with sleep! It usually takes me forever to fall asleep, and I usually wake up several times throughout the night. And most of the time, I hardly ever wake up feeling refreshed. And I kid you not, Polar Pillow has changed all of that!
With Polar Pillow, I fall asleep much more quickly, I sleep more soundly throughout the night, I wake up much less often, and I wake up feeling more refreshed! It's awesome! The hardest part for me has always been falling asleep in the first place, and Polar Pillow is just so cool and comfortable that it soothes me into relaxation and sound sleep quickly! It's a dream come true!
In addition to all of that, Polar Pillow is saving me $, too! Let me explain... My family and I need it to be very cold in our home to sleep at night. And seeing as we live in "The SunShine State" of Florida, as you can imagine, keeping a Southern home cold at night can be quite expensive! And that's what first attracted me to Polar Pillow in the first place! I was thinking, "hmm, if our body temperature feels cooler, maybe I can save on cooling costs." And I was right! It works! We don't need to set the thermostat down as low to sleep at night anymore thanks to the Polar Pillow! I'm so excited about that part! I bet Polar Pillow pays for itself in no time!
Another exciting discovery that we happened upon by accident just though our personal use, is that the Polar Pillow has helped both my young son and I with our frequent headaches! That alone is a God send! I can also imagine how helpful Polar Pillow must be to those that suffer with hot flashes, night sweats, fevers, and etc.! I should write a "thank you" letter to the Polar Pillow founder! I don't know why no one thought of this product sooner! Polar Pillow is pure genius!
Polar Pillow is literally life changing! If you suffer with any sleeping issues, or if you just want a better night's rest, do yourself a huge favor, and purchase a Polar Pillow! "You spend 30% of your life on a pillow...get the right one!" ~Polar Pillow!
Right now, the kind people at Polar Pillow are offering a 15% OFF discount to my readers when they place their orders & use promo code 1FRUGALMOM at check out! Plus, Polar Pillow is also currently offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders right now until February 2013! What are you waiting for?! "Love it or your money back!" ~Polar Pillow
EXCLUSIVE GIVEAWAY for 1FrugalMom Fans! The extremely generous people at Polar Pillow are kindly giving away an awesome Polar Pillow to one of my lucky readers! For your chance to win, ENTER HERE on the Rafflecopter Entry Form! "A great day begins with a cool night!" Polar Pillow
Note: PolarPillow comes with a PolarPack, that can be frozen, and inserted inside the pillow to provide extra ALL-NIGHT cooling. Polar Pillow states that "if used without the PolarPack, the pillow will still be cool on its own for approximately two hours of use. After being used, PolarPillow's coolness will re-energize within 30 minutes of exposure to room-temperature conditions." We personally found that the Polar Pillow remained cool enough for us all night long even without the PolarPack! Click here http://www.polar-pillow.com/FAQ.cfm for answers to frequently asked questions about the Polar Pillow. View my brief video review HERE (if you can't see it below).
** Giveaway open to continental U.S. residents only, 18+, and ends on 2/3/13. 1FrugalMom is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Sponsor will ship directly to the winner.
|Posted by 1FrugalMom on December 11, 2012 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
I'm really excited to tell you about a Cajun Seasoning I recently discovered! Have you ever found something so awesome you want to tell everyone about it? Well for me, Fontenot and a Half Cajun Seasoning is one of those things! Oh my goodness! Fontenot and a Half Cajun Seasoning is the BEST cooking item I've discovered in years! For years, I've been faithful to all of my old seasonings. And it took about a handful of my old seasonings to accomplish any meal. Well I'm extremely excited to say that Fontenot and a Half Cajun Seasoning has replaced ALL of those! That's right! It takes the place of a handful of different items that I used to use and rely on for years!
Fontenot and a Half Cajun Seasoning is simply amazing! It's the PERFECT blend! And it's low sodium, too! I absolutely LOVE it! It's like no other seasoning I've ever tasted! I only wish I would have discovered it sooner! The flavor is simply AMAZING! And I imagine I'll be saving $$, too, by not having to buy so many different seasoning items anymore since Fontenot and a Half Cajun Seasoning takes the place of them all! And the possibilities of what Fontenot and a Half Cajun Seasoning can be used in/on are endless! Last night I used it to make my signature dish, crawfish fettuccine (what goes into it is pictured below - recipe coming soon)!
Disclosure: I received Fontenot and a Half Cajun Seasoning as a gift. All opinions are 100% genuine, and my own.
|Posted by 1FrugalMom on December 3, 2012 at 4:50 AM||comments (34)|
I'm excited to tell you about a new innovative notebook, The Ampad Versa Crossover Notebook by Pendaflex! "Write in it like a notebook. Move things around like a binder." It's awesome! I wish there would have been something like this available when I was in school. This notebook is a dream come true! It's everything I always wished for in a notebook, and so much more! It conveniently, and securely, holds everything without being bulky!This notebook has been very well thought out, and designed! It takes organization to a whole new level! It's PERFECT for EVERYONE! It's perfect for everyone from students to professionals, and everyone in between! With it's versatility, and flexibility, it's sure to suit ANYONE's needs!
Some of the features include:
Watch the short video below (if you can't see it, click HERE) to see this totally awesome notebook in action! It's pure genius! And you're sure to want one!
I've been using my Ampad Versa Notebook in my home office for a little over a week now, and I absolutely love it! And I know you will, too!
WIN IT!!! The generous people at Pendaflex have also kindly provided one of their Ampad Versa Crossover Notebooks for one of my lucky readers, too! Enter HERE on the Rafflecopter Entry Form for your chance to win this awesome notebook!
"Pendaflex makes organizational solutions with style and flow because we know you're busy, successful and on the go! Our product engineers are obsessed with making office work easier, more organized and lasting. They look at every little detail - every hook, staple, folder and thread. They do their job so you can do yours." www.pendaflex.com
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|Posted by 1FrugalMom on November 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
YUM! We absolutely LOVE the New Buffalo Cheddar Popcorn from Smartfood Selects! The flavor is authentic! And they're made with real herbs and spices! They taste so good they'll make your mouth water just smelling them!
"This zesty flavor combination is inspired by spicy buffalo wing sauce, cooled by cheddar cheese. It's made even more delicious with hints of cayenne pepper, vinegar, paprika, garlic, and onion." ~Smartfood
They have no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. 0 grams trans fat. And no MSG. We've found a new favorite healthy snack that the whole family loves! Plus the bag has a cool resealable "SMARTclose" zip built in! Try them today! If you like hot wings, you'll LOVE the New Buffalo Cheddar Popcorn from Smartfood Selects! Questions, or comments, call 1-888-924-5654.
|Posted by 1FrugalMom on October 16, 2012 at 10:10 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by 1FrugalMom on October 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM||comments (3)|
Over the last few years, staycations (vacationing at, or near, home), have become increasingly popular. Enjoying a staycation is a no-brainer for those of us lucky enough to live near beautiful vacation hot spots. And I'm about to share with you what I've discovered to be the very best place to stay on beautiful Pensacola Beach! Plus, I'm going to tell you how you'll get the most bang for your buck while living it up like a King on a Jester's budget!
I first discovered The Holiday Inn Resort shortly after their grand opening. They were hosting a free event in which they invited the local public to come down and join in the family fun. The place is totally awesome! We found paradise!
And while there, we also discovered that giveaways and contests were taking place on their Facebook Fan Page. Naturally, I started following their page. I even won a few things! And quickly discovered that their fan page, as well as their blog, are both extremely informative! By following them, I receive great updates about local activities & events in the area, plus current specials and promotions going on.
Speaking of special promotions... right now, The Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach is currently running a promotion called "Endless Summer," which offers discounts on room rates from now until the end of November.
And a little birdie told me that soon they'll be running a campaign on their Facebook fan page called "Grab the Moment," which will be offering last minute, super extremely discounted, room rates. So make sure you follow them on Facebook! You can follow them on Twitter, as well.
Also, right now you can enter to win a 5 Night BEACHFRONT Vacation GIVEAWAY on Florida's Gulf Coast!!! QUICK & EASY ENTRY HERE!
As locals know, right now is the best time of the year to enjoy Florida's beautiful emerald waters, and stunning white sands, along the Gulf Coast! The weather is PERFECT! It's not too hot, and waters are still warm! Plus, there are no crowds. And room rates are greatly discounted.
Daytime is perfect for enjoying almost ANY outdoor activities, including swimming! And nighttime is perfect for strolling the beach and relaxing in their hot tubs! And the beds in the rooms are so incredibly comfortable, that you're sure to sleep as well as we did!
Another great savings opportunity you have with any room at the resort is the fact that every room contains a microwave, little refrigerator, and coffee/tea maker, and free wi-fi. Just imagine how much you can save with these items available, and conveniently located, inside your room! And the wifi range is great! It even works poolside near Riptides.
Another HUGE savings is the Lazy River Pool. Let me explain… their lazy river pool isn’t just shaped like a river, it really is a “river pool.” It has a strong current just like those ones at expensive water parks! And if you’ve ever been to one of those, then you know water parks normally charge more than $20 per person. So think how much you’ll save by not having to visit an expensive attraction because it’s built right into the resort and included for free with your stay! Read more about their amenities here.
The lazy river pool is my son’s absolute favorite part about the resort! He is more than happy to stay in there ALL day & night! It offers countless hours of fun & entertainment! Matter-of-fact, my son prefers the lazy river pool over getting in the ocean. He enjoyed swimming in it about 10 hours each day!
What I like about it is that it’s located in the perfect spot. Everyone one can simultaneously enjoy different things while easily staying within view of each other. As a parent, I’m very pleased to be able to can keep an eye on my child in the lazy river pool while at the same time also being able to enjoy the hot tubs, ocean, and even poolside service from the resort’s restaurant, Riptides.
Riptides has some awesome items on their menu to choose from! My favorite is their “Piled High Tide Spinach & Artichoke Dip” made with beer batter cheese soup with fresh parmesan and served on a tasty muffalatta bun and tortilla chips! Mmmmm!! Oh my gosh, it’s soooooo gooooooood!!! Seriously, it’s the BEST I’ve ever had in my entire life! If you’re a “spin dip fan” like me, you do not want to miss this! Trust me, you will not be disappointed!
There are also two huge savings opportunities while dining at Riptides.
The first one is that kids always eat FREE! That’s right, always free! No matter what day of the week, no matter what time, no matter what meal, children under 12 enjoy eating for FREE at Riptides! This alone is a huge savings for many of us with kids!
Secondly, everyone can benefit from the fact that Riptides accepts Restaurant.com gift certificates which can be purchased for pennies on the dollar when on sale. They are often offered online at 80% off. For example, for just a dollar or two, you can purchase a $25 off Restaurant.com gift certificate that can be used at thousands of different locations, including Riptides! This is an awesome savings value for anyone! Enter to WIN a $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card HERE!
While staying at the resort, you’ll also save tons on gas, and time, because you will not need to drive anywhere. Location is key, and The Holiday Inn Resort is in a prime spot! It’s centrally located within walking distance of everything you could need or want!
Just a short walk across the street is the new 360 Observation Wheel! And the sights from both the wheel, and from our room, were absoutely spectacular! We even saw dolphin from our room each morning!
The new & amazing 360 Observation Wheel is one big boy that is bad to the bone awesome! Seriously! It’s fully enclosed, air conditioned, 17 stories high, and offers an absolutely spectacular view that you will not easily forget! You can see for MILES!
And I’ve heard that many people whom are afraid of heights were not afraid when they rode the 360 Wheel! I’m guessing that’s because it’s such a SMOOTH and comfortable ride! It was very stable and extremely enjoyable! I definitely recommend it!
Save more by following them on their Facebook Fan Page to get alerts for discounted ride tickets, and special promotions. Checking out the Wheel is a must do while you’re there! The ride was awesome and gave plenty of time to capture “that perfect shot” with your camera.
I cannot express it enough! Staying at The Holiday Inn Resort is PARADISE! It’s the perfect place to relax, recharge, and refresh! The whole entire family will be more than pleased! And you’ll have more time to enjoy your weekend holiday because you won’t be driving around on the go from one place to the next, thus saving not only precious time, but also your hard earned monies as well! I parked my car there on Friday evening, and didn’t move it again until we checked out Sunday afternoon. Because I wasn’t running around, I was able to spend more time relaxing! It was total bliss!
The property is simply amazing! The amenities are fantastic! The views are absolutely breath taking! The service is excellent! The staff is extremely friendly and helpful! They made us feel like they rolled out the red carpet for us! And made us feel like the President/King of the World while staying there!
Our experience at the Holiday Inn Resort was fantastically WONDERFUL! Life long lasting treasured memories were created! And we’re looking forward to our next weekend getaway there soon! It’s the perfect escape after a busy week! See more of my weekend staycation photos here.
While staying at the Holiday Inn Resort, feel free to also visit their sister property, and next door neighbor, the Hilton. Many of my photos were taken from the outside balcony on the 17th floor of the Hilton looking down at the Holiday Inn Resort. The view will leave you speechless! And I was told that guests of the Holiday Inn Resort are welcome to also enjoy the pool at the Hilton, which has nice kiddie type water spouts, and poolside hammocks. Both properties are located directly on Pensacola Beach with walkways just feet from each other that extend right out almost to the water’s edge. No long walks lugging gear in the sand because the walkways land you directly on the coast, just a few feet of sand before you hit the water! It’s ideal!
Also, every Thursday on the Holiday Inn’s Facebook Fan Page they have “Random Acts of Fun” where you can win some cool prizes, like free tickets to ride the 360 Observation Wheel! So be sure to watch their wall every Thursday for your chance to win. Usually, they’ll post a photo, and you enter to win simply by commenting on it. It’s that easy!
One last suggestion… Not only are the rates, crowds, and weather, better this time of year, but so is seashell and treasure hunting because of all the passing storms that have stirred things up and washed stuff ashore. So dust off those metal detectors and bring them on out! I heard a man found a gold diamond ring there just a week or two ago! Woo hoo! How exciting is that?!
If you’re local to the area, or live close by, do yourself a favor, and take advantage of these awesome bargains! Come get your Toes in the Sand at the Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach! You’ll be more than glad you did!
WARNING: You may not want to check-out once you've checked-in!
Special thanks to the following hosts: The Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, Riptides Sports Grill, and the 360 Observation Wheel, for sponsoring a perfect stay, delicious cuisine, and a totally wonderful experience! As always, opinions are 100% genuine. And I highly recommend the three!
|Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 9, 2012 at 2:00 AM||comments (0)|
"Inspired by art and designed to be left out on display, the Glade Expressions® Collection does double duty as home décor and a fragrance solution. With four lightly layered fragrances to freshen your air, modern holders that complement your (already dynamite) decorating sense and the opportunity to refill scents at your convenience, you'd be silly not to invite Glade Expressions® products into your home before the next round of guests. Your inner hostess is smiling right now, isn't she?" BzzCampaign
I've really enjoyed the fresh smell of the Glade Expressions® Collection in my home! I've especially liked combing the matching coordinating spray w/ the decorative room stand scent. Currently, I'm enjoying the tropic smell of Pineapple & Mangosteen. And I'm looking forward to trying the Lavender & Juniper Berry next! Then I plan to try the other two (Fuji Apple & Cardamon Spice, and Cotton Italian Mandarin) varieties next! They all smelled great in the store, but so far the one I tried in my home smells even better in my home than it did in the store isle! Every time I walk in the door, I'm greeted with a happy scent that makes me smile! :-) Such a warn welcome home every time!
Disclosure: I'm a BzzAgent & was provided Glade Expressions® Collection at no change.
|Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM||comments (0)|
"It's 2012. Isn't it about time we take the junk out of junk food? What do you say? UNREAL™ has created America's first unjunked™ candy. Their products taste amazing, and are natural candies that contain no artificial ingredients, no trans fats, no corn syrup, no hydrogenated oils, no preservatives and no GMO ingredients. Let me know what you think about getting your unjunked™!" BzzCampaign
I honestly wasn't expecting much from a candy that says it's "unjunked" and contains NO Artificials, NO Hydrogenated Oils, NO Corn Syrups, NO Preservatives, and NO GMOs, and boy was I was very pleasantly surprised! These UNJUNKED candies are extremely similar tasting to the other major junk food brands! Simply amazing! Try them! You'll be surprised how good UNREAL Candy can be! Finally! Candies with a lot less sugar that taste great! Woo hoo!! :-) Pick some up at CVS today!
|Posted by 1FrugalMom on January 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
Are you brand loyal, or not?! And if so, what brand(s) are you loyal to, and why? Personally, I'm not typically brand loyal, I'll go w/ the best deal. However, I do make three exceptions: Tide laundry detergent, Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, and Charmin toilet paper. I've tried others but I always come back to those three. And now I stick w/ them b/c they simply work better, and in the long run they save me both time & money. A lot like rechargeable batteries (and i use those too lol), they cost more up front, but they save so much more in the long run. Please Note: * These honest opinions are solely my own. I have NOT been compensated. This is NOT a paid, nor sponsored, review.