Category: Samples

Jun 28 2016


Have you ever been in the middle of hosting an event at your house and realized you are out of napkins?  Gone to brush your teeth only to discover you are out of toothpaste?  Went to start the laundry only to find out that you are out of laundry soap?  All of these are possible scenarios and can be quite frustrating.  I speak from experience!  It is not cool to run out of essential items when you really need them!

At the time it is not funny when you realize you need something and do not have it on hand.  It can be a big inconvenience because you may have to stop what you are doing and go to the store to pick up the missing product. You may need to be creative with your available resources because you cannot pick up the missing item (using cloth napkins while your guests are still visiting or napkins).  Whatever the resolution in those crazy times it simply would have been easier to just have the item already at the house!

Avoid the Oops

No one likes that sinking feeling when you reach for something only to realize it’s all gone. Avoid those oops moments by stocking up at Walmart.

One of the best ways to “avoid the oops” and running out of staple items is to keep a stock of essentials from Protector & Gamble.  Whether it is an impromptu summer event, gathering, or last minute outing.  It is always great to keep the daily or regularly used items on your list and small stockpile (one or two spares). The best way that we  have helped to “avoid the oops” in our household is to create and use a system.

First, we try to keep at least 1 extra of the essential items that we use regularly in our house.  Whenever, any member uses or opens up the last of an item they automatically add it to our shopping list.  It doesn’t matter if I use the last item, my husband or kids, everyone has the freedom to update the list.  It helps us keep what we need in stock.  Until recently I would pick up any items on our shopping list around town, however, using WalMart’s “avoid the oops” program would save me the time and energy of running errands.  Plus, I get the opportunity to order great products and have them delivered directly to our house (extra bonus)!

Save Time and Money:

Who doesn’t want to have a little extra time at the end of the day or extra money left in the budget at the end of the month!  Some weeks it takes everything you have to balance schedules and all the activities (school, work, family, extra curricular, and more).  If you could have something already in place that would allow you to quickly and easily order quality staple products online for a reasonable price and have them delivered to your home it may reduce some of the unnecessary stress in your already busy schedule.  Most shoppers don’t realize they have the option of shopping for the same great household essentials at Walmart’s everyday low prices on Walmart. And by doing so, they’ll also save time so they can enjoy more of that summer sunshine.

Share Your “Oops” Moment:

Have you ever had an “oops” moment?  Please share!  We are all human and have had those moments at various times throughout our lives.  We can laugh or cry together about them!

I was thrilled to hear that SheSpeaks teamed up with Walmart to showcase their “Avoid the Oops” program.  Practical products are awesome!  I love it when my house is stocked with the basic necessities and the house looks as well as smells fresh!  Thank you Walmart and SheSpeaks for helping me tackle my shopping list and clean my house!  It is always great to find products that are useful and easy to get.

She Speaks, WalMart, Avoid the Oops Review

AMAZING Household, Cleaning, and Health & Beauty Items from Walmart that we Received:

  • 2 – Pampers Baby Fresh Baby Wipe Tubs (72 count each)
  • 6 – Bounty Basic Big Roll Paper Towels (95 sheets per roll)
  • 9 – Charmin Basic Toilet Paper Bulk Rolls (319 sheets per roll)
  • 1 Box – Gain Powder Laundry Detergent Original
  • 1 Pack – Gillette Simply Venus Disposable Razors (4 count)
  • 3 – Crest Cavity Protection Toothpaste 6.4 oz each
  • 10 – Ivory Original Soap Bars
  • 2 – Mr. Clean Magic Kitchen Scrubbers
  • 4 – Puffs Ultra Soft Strong Non-Lotion Boxes of Facial Tissues (56 sheets per box)
  • 4 – Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Original
  • 2 – Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Extra Power House Cleaning Pads
  • 1 – Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Original Scent
  • 1 – Mr. Clean Hawaiian Aloha Multi-Purpose Liquid Cleaner (40 fl oz)
  • Sample goodies to try too!!!!

I received ALL these products shipped directly to my house for under $60!  They were super easy to order online at Walmart and arrived quickly.  It was a big time savings for our family!  Head on over and try out avoid the oops today so you will be stocked up on your products for tomorrow!

You can shop in all of the following categories:  Kitchen, Laundry, Cleaning, Health & Beauty, Baby, Bathroom and More!!!

Additional Information Can be Found About This AWESOME Program at:

As a member of the SheSpeaks Blogger Society, I was given samples of these products and program to write an informed review.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own.   A special thanks to SheSpeaks and Walmart for providing the products to review.

Feb 25 2013


L'Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream

I was thrilled to hear that SheSpeaks teamed up with L’Oréal and they were sending me a tube of their L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream to try!  It is available in four shades (Deep, Fair, Light, and Medium).  I received a tube of the light L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream.

“L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream gives the sheer coverage needed to create a natural bare skin finish, while delivering built-in skincare benefits. With four beautifying actions, this all-in-one innovation primes and smoothes, perfects to hide flaws, hydrates all-day, and corrects and evens skin. The product is infused with skincare ingredients like Panthenol, Vitamin E and Glycerin for 24-hour moisturization.”

  • Enhances skin’s 6 dimensions of flawless skin in 1 magic BB (BB stands for Beautifying Beads)
  • Encapsulated pigments self-adjust to skin to unify and blend perfectly
  • Ultra-light and hydrating for weightless, blends completely in with skin for an invisible coverage
  • Micro-infuses your skin with continuous and complete care

To apply, simply dot on and blend with fingertips or a cosmetic sponge. L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream’s self-adjusting beads will instantly transform and blend to your skin tone.

The first time I used L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream I was surprised when it came out white.  The little Beautifying Beads (BB) really do transform when you rub them onto your skin to match your skin tone.  It does seem to stay on better and moisturizes my skin while not making it oily.  The cream is very light weight (almost like your not wearing anything) and it didn’t take very much to do my entire face.  I have worn it alone and with a touch of my mineral powder foundation.

I would like to see them add sunscreen to it (if possible).  If you are planning on being out in the sun you should probably put on sunscreen first and let it soak in before applying the L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream.  The other thing that could have been better for me was that the shade I received was slightly darker than the foundation I was wearing previously, but it wasn’t too dark I couldn’t wear it.

You can learn more about L’Oreal Paris Magic BB Cream by joining their Twitter Party this week!  You might even win some awesome prizes like L’Oreal Paris Beauty Baskets and a $250 Target Gift Card!

When:  Thursday, March 7 at 9PM ET
Where: Twitter – follow hashtag #MagicBBCream
Tweet Grid:
Hosts: @LOrealParisUSA and @SheSpeaksUp 

You can find L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream at retailers nationwide like Walmart, K Mart, Rite Aid and CVS or online at places like Amazon.

As a member of the SheSpeaks Blogger Society, I was given samples of this product to write an informed review.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own.  I was not paid to write this post.  A special thanks to SheSpeaks and L’Oreal for providing the samples to review!

Aug 18 2011

During the summer I came up with a variety of fun activities for the girls to enjoy.  As I was going through the craft cabinet I pulled out google eyes, fuzzy sticks, pom poms, and glue!  A lot of fun crafty ideas can happen with all these great items but I had a specific purpose in mind – Rock Animals!  Rock Animals are always a huge hit and can occupy the girls for hours.  Here is how to much Rock and other Nature Animals!

Step 1

Items for the craft – Google Eyes, Fuzzy Sticks, Pom Poms, Scissors and Glue

We are ready to get creative with Fuzzy Sticks, Glue, Google Eyes, and Pom Poms!

Step 2

Have each child gather a pile of rocks, sticks, leaves, sea shells and other items from the yard.  The kids are usually so excited to get started this step only takes a few minutes!

Karlie gathered some rocks, sticks and leaves to make into fun animals!

Step 3

Once they have a pile of goodies from the yard help get them started on making their “animals”.  I make sure the glue is ready to go, the craft is going smoothly, and answer any last minute questions before giving them the freedom to be creative!

Brina creating her leaf animal.

 Step 4

Let the kids imaginations go wild creating their own animals!  Here are a few of the creations our girls came up with during their craft time!

Karlie made a rock replica of Daddy (love the green glasses)!

 I was thrilled to see them come up with “glasses” for their animals especially since our entire family (including the kids) wear glasses!

Brina's silly stick animal.

Brina found several sticks and had a blast creating animals out of them!

She started out making the three eyed alien from “Toy Story” but decided it looked more like a shark, one of her favorite animals (she has been fascinated by sharks since she was 3 years old).

Brina found a brick in the rock garden and made a happy brick animal out of it (with glasses as well).

I was excited to see them find and create a variety of different yard objects.

Cute rock with pretty purple hair.

They found the various objects and were able to create the animals on their own.  Although we went through A LOT of glue, so make sure to have plenty on hand!   The rock animal craft kept our girls entertained for hours!  It was so much fun checking out all their neat animals and hearing their stories behind each one.  They left several of their treasures on the front porch to show their friends, family and neighbors.   Skipper decided the pom poms were too irresistible and managed to remove a few from their animals so the girls spent the next day patching a few of their rock animals.  The girls had a blast and it only cost me a couple dollars for all the supplies!

Jul 04 2011

Mailbox Goodies!

One of the best parts about getting the mail is when the mailbox full of goodies, especially when they are free! We got some great coupons, free samples, magazines and more stuff in the mail.  Some of these deals are still available so if you haven’t had a chance to sign up go ahead and do it now.   I will try to keep you posted of some of the new ones coming up as well.

Here are some items we received in the mail:

  • Free Udi’s Gluten Free Foods ReUsuable Bag – Udi’s (great for shopping and several stores give you discounts for bringing your own bags)
  • Free Information Week Magazine – been getting this one for years
  • Free Martha Stewart Whole Living MagazineRewards Gold
  • Free Practical Horseman Magazine –Freebiz Magazines
  • Free Organic Gardening Magazine
  • Free Flying Magazine Mercury Magazines
  • Free Sams Club Coupons, including a Free Ice Cream Float – Sign up at your local Sams club
  • Free Nature’s Bounty Fish Oil Sample and Coupon (7 Count) – Nature’s Bounty
  • Free Organize In Style Coupons (over $35 in Savings) – Homemade Simple(still available)
  • Free Newsweek Magazine – Rewards Gold
  • Free Better Homes & Gardens Magazine – SheSpeaks
  • Free Household, Health, Kid and Beauty Coupon Booklet
  • And more free magazines and local coupons!

If you are like me it is nice when you get a mailbox with free coupons and samples in it.  The bills will come as well but when you get a mailbox full of free items it helps make the day a little more enjoyable.  Plus the coupons and samples are a great way to stretch your budget and share with others!

Jun 30 2011

Goody Bags ready for the Tween Girls at our Church!

A couple months ago I signed up for a Dove Go Fresh Party from SheSpeaks. Last week I received my Dove Go Fresh package with all kinds of goodies inside. They sent Dove Go Fresh Deodorants Burst (Nectarine and White Ginger Scent), Dove Go Fresh Deodorants Revive (Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena Scent), Dove Go Fresh Body Mist Revive (Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena Scent).  The items were developed for Tween Girls (ages 8 to 12).

A close up of the goody bags with products from Dove and SheSpeaks!

A picture of one of the goody bags including the body mist and deodorant!  I had the privilege of treating the tween girls at our church along with several other family and friends with the awesome products that Dove and SheSpeaks sent to me.

A couple more goody bags ready for my guests!

Another picture of the goody bags my guests were able to take with them.

Thanks Dove and SheSpeaks for the amazing products!

Please try out Dove’s new deodorants and provide feedback to help them continue creating great products.

If you are wanting to sign up for special offers from SheSpeaks please register here!

Thanks for all those who participated in this event with me!