Apr 19

Food Should Taste Good Review!


Food Should Taste Good sent me chips! Five bags of chips, in all different flavors and they are all gone, well, except for the sweet potato flavor, but even those are close.


I love junk food; I am a self-described terrible eater. I try sometimes to do better, to make better choices, but I often fail. I am always on the lookout for foods that taste like junk food, or have a junkyard appeal, but are better for my family and me. 

Food Should Taste Good chips fit that bill perfectly! My favorites out of the bunch were the Cantina chips, they were light, crisp, and full of flavor, and every time I ate them, I kept wishing I had guacamole to go with them.  I loved them that much. I did not notice that they were not full of all the bad stuff.

They sent me Blue Corn Chips, Cantina Tortilla Chips, Sweet Potato Kettle Cooked Chips, and Kettle Corn Tortilla Chips; I loved all of them except for the Sweet Potato Chips, as I really just do not care for sweet potatoes at all.


Chips are one of my favorite foods, and one of the worst that I eat.  I tend to eat the whole bag instead of just a few.  These chips are good enough to still want to eat the whole bag.

All of the products are non-GMO, gluten free, cholesterol free, and have zero grams of Trans fats.  They are certified kosher and many varieties are certified Vegan.


Pete Lescoe, who started the company, worked in restaurants food stores throughout his life. He says he learned that food tastes the best when they are made using real ingredients.  He started his own company to dedicate himself and his company to making wholesome snacks.

If you have not tried these chips, I would make a point of it.  Check out the label, look at what they have or rather what they don’t have that others do.  You will taste the difference in every bite!

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Apr 19

Boost Your Business Spoil Mom Mother’s Day Giveaway! {ends 04/28}

Co-hosted by:  My Coupon Lady
Mother’s Day is right around the corner!  What better way to say, “thank you” to the mother’s in your life, than giving them a unique prize pack filled with goodies to spoil her?  Not only will the winner of this giveaway score a bouquet of flowers of their choice from The Bouqs, they’ll also grab $100 in cash (via Paypal or Amazon gift card).  To sweeten the prize, we have teamed up with some incredible representatives from fun companies that are offering up these amazing prizes!  
I am a stay at home single mom, college student and Pampered Chef Independent Consultant. Pampered Chef is a wonderful company dedicated to the cook providing quality kitchen tools. The product I am featuring is the Garden Trowel, New from our Spring line, perfect for any garden fanatic. (Item #1235, $24.00 value). Visit me on Facebook  & my site!
My name is Sky, and I’m a momma to 2 beautiful children! I am an Independent Distributor for It Works! and we sell some of the best all natural weight loss products I’ve ever come across. I’ll be giving away one of our Ultimate Body Applicators, which can help you tighten, tone and firm! Checkout my Facebook Page and site!
I’m a mom to a 3 year old little boy and I’m also a licensed Cosmetologist.  I am a Founding Presenter with Younique. We have natural and natural based cosmetics and skin care. Included in the prize pack from Younique are 2 of our Mineral Eye Pigments. They are 100% natural! gluten free and provide gorgeous color.  Check out my Facebook Page and Website!
My name is Candisse, and I’m an aspiring event planner with my own event company. I am an Independent Advanced Consultant with Jamberry Nails - the revolutionary new crazy to have fun, easy to apply nail designs for your fingers and toes! I will be giving away 1 full sheet of nail shields, which will do up to 4 full sets of nails and last up to 2 weeks on your fingers and 6 weeks on your toes! Check out my Facebook Page Website!

Hey! My name is Latika and I am a self-proclaimed “Glitterati Girl” and mother of 2! I do have a traditional 9-5 but am also a Charm Specialist for Charmsations, a new personalized accessory company that has taken the world by storm in it’s short existence! I will be letting YOU “get glitterati” with your very own customized bracelet-enjoy!  Stop by and see my Facebook Page and Website!

HI!  I’m a wife and mom of three grown kids and three beautiful little granddaughters. One has Down Syndrome and is such a blessing in our lives! I joined JujuBelle for my love of affordable, interchangeable fashion jewelry.This Crystal Stretch Bracelet comes with a Mini Bling Crown and two charms ($18 retail value). Stop by and see me at my Facebook Page and website!

This is a really cool giveaway! Thank you so much to all of you for giving our readers a chance to win these great prizes!
1 lucky winner will score:

* a bouquet from The Bouqs (up to $40 value)

* $100 cash 

* Pampered Chef Garden Trowel 

* It Works! Wrap 

* (2) Younique Mineral Eye Pigments 

* Jamberry full sheet “Flourish” Nail Wraps 

* Charmsations Customized Bracelet  

* Crystal Stretch Bracelet w/ Charms

This is a $257 value package!

Open to all US State residents, 18 years or older.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to an email sent from Mommysmakinit@gmail.com (consider adding this address to your contacts so it doesn’t go to spam!).  This giveaway ends @ 11:59 pm EST on April 28th.
*Participants in this giveaway are not responsible for prize shipment, nor were they compensated for this post. Hosts are responsible for prize shipment of cash and vendor prizes.  Winner will be given a coupon code to The Bouqs.com to order. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media outlet.  If you have any questions, or want to participate in our next giveaway, please contact Jeni @ thebinderladies@gmail.com

Apr 19

Balance Bar Giveaway {ends 05/03}


Welcome to the Balance Bar Chocolate Crunch Energy Bar Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Balance Bar

Hosted by: Gloriously Green Gal & Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: Love, Iris


When you are trying to eat healthier, it can be hard to find snacks that pull double duty – providing nutrition and letting you give in a bit to your sweet tooth.  The Balance Bar Dark Chocolate Crunch energy bar can do just that!  Krista over at Savory Savings recently had the chance to review this chocolately bar and shared her thoughts in a review – check out what she had to say about the nutrients, rainforest alliance and more!  I love the taste of these! They are great to have as a snack at night as they have protein as well as carbs to keep you even at night!

How would you like to win a box of Dark Chocolate Crunch Balance Bar energy bars? 

If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Balance Bar giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway. 

The giveaway will run from April 19, 2013 through May 3, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winner will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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Apr 19

Milk Bone & $25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway



Hosted by: Queen of Savings & Extreme8avings

Sponsor: Milk Bone

Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews help provide an easy and effective way to help take care of your dog’s teeth. These daily dental treats are clinically proven to reduce tartar and plaque build-up, as well as fight bad breath. The unique dental twist bone is designed to help clean even hard to reach back teeth and down to the gumline. Dogs love the irresistible chicken taste of Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews, and you’ll love giving them a daily dental treat that’s fortified with 12 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium for strong bones and teeth.Most dogs will do anything for food! My dogs will do anything for a Milk Bone especially.  I need to win just for them!

Prize: Milk Bones Brushing Chews & $25 Visa Gift Card

Dates: 4/19-5/3

Open to: US Residents 18+

Enter to win using the Giveaway Tools Widget below. Good luck!

Disclosure: Tales From A Southern Mom did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.



Apr 19

Wonder Forge Games Frozen and Sky Race! {Ends 05/03}


Hosted by: Queen of Savings & Extreme 8avings

Sponsor: Wonder Forge Games

Planes Sky Race Action Game – Get ready for high-flying, tricky-tossing fun! Fly your plane through the Wings Around the Globe Rally to win. But watch out- flight conditions change and you’ll face surprising challenges. Toss with your eyes closed, between your legs, laying down, and more!

Kids love to play games.  Its one of the best things people can do with kids to get them engaged and talking!

Disney Frozen Matching Game – It’s the classic game of picture matching, now featuring your favorite characters from Frozen! Flip over brightly colored tiles and find beautiful pictures of sisters Anna and Elsa, plus friends Kristoff, Olaf, Sven and more. What familiar faces will you see? Pick up the most matching pairs to win!

Prize: Planes Sky Race Action Game & Disney Frozen Matching Game

Dates: 4/19-5/3

Open to: US Residents 18+

Enter to win using the Giveaway Tools Widget below. Good luck!

Disclosure: Tales From A Southern Mom did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Apr 19

Update on our MiniFarm Box



Well I hope you all remember when we got the mini-farm box? Well we are ready for an update? If you missed the first part in this series you can go here to catch up.


My husband went out and bought the soil that the Mini Farm Box recommended and it has worked beautifully. It took exactly 4 bags and that was not over full.  We then we planted seeds for a few things in there, including lettuce, baby carrots, a tomato plant and a pepper plant.

planting seeds soil

Seeds he bought!

You will notice in this picture lots of different seeds.  The cucumbers, eggplant, and peas are not suitable for this box.  When we first bought them we were unsure what was going to be planted in here and what we were going to add to our summer garden.  


She loves helping! The bags weight really surprised her though! 

soil raised bed garden veggies


We have about three bags in at this point. You need to make sure the soil is loose and not compacted before planting seeds.

After we watered we thought the box would discolor or not drain well, but neither has been the case.  The soil did not compact and its just starting to sprout little baby plants.

garden ready

I am impressed that the box is still in perfect condition and that the water and soil has not messed it up at all.  We have had some pretty high temperatures here and that has not effects the look or function. 

The little one around here is 3 foot tall and she loves watering the box and does this as often as we will let her.  She was able to plant the seeds and is enjoying watching the whole thing come together.

Well for now that is it! Look for the update next week and I can show you the little plants we have going!


Apr 19

Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Wonderful Facial Mask for Great Feeling Skin!

Wonderful Facial Mask for Great Feeling Skin!

This mask was interesting. It is the Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask and I used it a few times so far. It had a nice smell, was rather earthy and felt very smooth in my hands.

I applied the mask to my whole face, it was very smooth and nice feeling when I first put it on. I found as it was drying it did not get that chalky and cracked feeling, it actually dried nicely.

I used a warm cloth and kind of soaked it on my face for a few minutes to soften the mask. I could have skipped this step as it did not need the moisture to make it come off. It easily wiped off and came off really clean.

I used a toner and then moisturized my face and I was impressed with the product for sure.

Now the interesting part was that it made some of my face which was dry feel smooth and moisturized, much less flaky.

The parts that were a little oilier, felt perfect almost like the mask knew which parts to moisturize and which parts to take away the extra oil.

Rather like that pain pill that goes to where it hurts and we cannot figure out why, it just knows where to go. This is what the mask did.

I think that I was most impressed with fact that my skin felt luxurious afterwards, almost like I had been to get a facial and massage. I liked that smooth, nice all over even feeling on my face. It has been a long time since I felt that after using a product.

My skin is aging and getting those patches of dry, patches of sensitive, patches of acne once in awhile, and I really needed to find a product like this. I will probably buy more when this tube is gone. The price point is pretty reasonable for the results you get.

If you have skin issues of any kind or if your skin is combination like mine is, this may be your perfect a




I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Apr 18

The Beatrix Girls Doll Giveaway ends 05/02


How Awesome all of the Beatrix Girls!

How Awesome all of the Beatrix Girls!

Hosted by: Queen of Savings

Sponsor: The Beatrix Girls

They’re musicians, they’re dolls, they’re role models for a new generation of empowered young girls. Sure, they’re adorable with great clothes and fabulous hair, but there’s so much more to them than that! The Beatrix Girls are an accomplished pop band with real music that girls are sure to adore. Each member of the band sings, plays a different instrument and even writes the songs. They’ve achieved the pop-star success that young girls dream of – and they’ve done it through talent, tenacity and old-fashioned hard work. Best of all, none of that success has gone to their heads. They’re young, they’re real and they’re spunky. These are the dolls that are hot, hot, hot!

The dolls are the modern wave for girls today.  Win them here!

Prize: Winner’s Choice of Beatrix Girls Doll

Dates: 4/18-5/2

Open to: US Residents 18+

Enter to win using the Giveaway Tools Widget below. Good luck!

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Apr 18

Badminton Summertime Fun Giveaway {ENDS 05/10}




Hosted By:

Proudly Brings You The
 Badminton Summertime Fun Giveaway 
Two Lucky Winners Will Win a Complete Badminton Set

Grand Prize Winner Prize: Park and Sun Pro Badminton Set Second Place Winner: Park and Sun Second Badminton Tournament Set

Holiday Contest and Sweeps has the pleasure to bring you a great summertime

activity for the entire Family, Badminton. Sports Unlimited, a global leader in

online sporting goods and outdoor sporting gear has generously sponsored this

giveaway with two sets of Park and Sun Badminton Sets.

Sports Unlimited carries just about anything and everything when it come to

sports. They carry a large selection of Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey,

 Lacrosse , Soccer,  and Badminton equipment and more. They also carry a

excellent selection of Men’s and Women’s Sporting Apparel and Fan gear.

 If you have children just starting sports or your a seasoned player, you owe it to yourself to check out their website

today.  Summertime is the time for fun! Games, dinners outside, picnics, and having fun with friends and family.  

This set would add fun to any event!

Click Here To Visit Sports Unlimited Website Today


There is nothing more fun then being able to share a Summertime game that
involves your Family and Friends. Badminton is a exciting racquet sport that

will bring enjoyment all summer long at parties or  simply with your Children

in your back yard. 

Here is a few fun Badminton Facts:

Badminton was first introduced in the 1890′s but became popular in the 1930′s.

It’s popularity around the world ranks it the Second just behind Soccer.

 In 1992 Badminton officially became a Olympic Sport.


Let’s Take a Look at the Prizes:

The Park & Sun Badminton Pro Set includes
long-lasting, weather-resistant net, tempered steel racquets with Gosen
strings, and padded grips. Includes a superior pole set-up, grade A
shuttlecocks and an equipment bag.


  • 1-1/2″ 2 piece telescopic, aluminum pole


  • Easy set-up and portability


  • Official size net – 1″ top tape, 4″ side sleeves


  • 4 – Steel frame/steel shaft rackets


  • 3/16″ Yellow boundary, pre measured, high visibility


  • 1/8″ Guyline system


  • 3 – A-Grade shuttlecocks


  • Carry bag


  • 4 – 10″ Ground stakes


  • Two-year pole warranty



                        Park & Sun Tournament Badminton Set    





The Park & Sun Tournament Badminton Set includes
long-lasting, weather-resistant net, tempered steel racquets with Gosen
strings, and padded grips. Includes a superior pole set-up, grade A
shuttlecocks and an equipment bag.



  • Easy set-up and portability


  • Official size net – 1″ top tape, 4″ side sleeves


  • 4 – Steel frame/steel shaft rackets


  • 3/16″ High visibility yellow guyline system


  • 3 – A-Grade shuttlecocks


  • 4 – 10″ Ground stakes
  • 1-3/4″ 2 piece octagonal, telescopic PVC poles


  • One-year pole warranty   





 A Big Thank you to our Sponsor Sports Unlimited

Best of Luck Everyone!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

 This giveaway is in no way associated, endorsed or affiliated with Facebook,
 Pinterest, Bloglovin, Networked Blogs , Instagram or  any other social networking
This giveaway will be valid in the Continental United States only. The
entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway will come 
to a end at 12:00 AM (EST) 5/10/14
Holiday Contest and Sweeps did not receive any compensation
for this giveaway. Sports Unlimited will be responsible for the awarding
the Badminton Set prizes directly to each winner.

Apr 18

Mystelic Vitamin C Serum! Wrinkles be Gone! (review)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


When I first got this product I was a little hesitant, most products like this are oily and usually leave me red.  This product did not do that.  It did not give me that familiar feeling of being greasy and it also did not irritate my skin.

Mystelic is a very pure Vitamin C serum, it is actually 18 percent pure organic vitamin C.  It can be used for acne, eye serum, and all over your face.  I also like that it was packaged in an amber glass bottle with a glass dropper so I know there is nothing from plastics leaching into the serum.  

I noticed that after using it a couple of times the fine lines on my forehead did feel smoother and less indented.  The deeper wrinkles took about a week to feel and look better.

I did like that I could use this and my own moisturizer without my skin developing a shiny appearance.  Sometimes anything you put on for wrinkles and fine lines is just a very heavy moisturizer and it is too heavy.  This went on light and delicately and felt nice. My skin was left feeling smooth and elastic and it helped with dryness as well.

I can’t wait to see how this works in the long run!  I think it has great promise to be one of those things that nobody should be without.  

I think you should give it a try and see if it can help your skin.  It has helped mine and with no irritations, which is always very important to me with sensitive skin.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.




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