My Results With Colgate Enamel Health Sensitivity Relief

Disclosure – I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Colgate. I received a product sample for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Awhile back I told you guys about my problem with Bruxism that causes my teeth to be very sensitive. I grind my teeth while I’m sleeping, it’s worse when I’m under stress, and I worry about what I’m doing to the enamel on my teeth. I take measures to try and keep from grinding and creating further damage, like wearing a mouth guard while sleeping, and I was thrilled to learn about the new Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste. It comes in both Whitening and Sensitivity Relief and I was anxious to see if it would help with my tooth sensitivity.

Colgate Enamel Health

I started using Colgate Enamel Health Sensitivity Relief just under two weeks ago and my first impression was that the toothpaste was smooth, felt great on my teeth like it was polishing them, and had a nice low-key mint flavor. When I first started using it I was hyper aware of my tooth sensitivity, it was even uncomfortable to breathe through my mouth while taking my daily walks in the cold air.

After using the toothpaste for a couple weeks I’m ecstatic to report that the new Colgate Enamel Health Sensitivity Relief has definitely decreased my tooth sensitivity. I went for two one mile walks in the cold air today and happily chatted the whole way with a co-worker without noticing any tooth sensitivity at all. I’ve also noticed that there is less sensitivity when drinking cold drinks and eating hot food.

When I told my mom about it she wanted to try the Colgate Enamel Health Whitening variety so I got her a tube when I got mine. She’s a little paranoid that her teeth are on the yellow side. She drinks a lot of tea and coffee as well as soft drinks and she worries too about how that affects her tooth enamel. She’s been using hers for a couple weeks now also and she reports that she’s very pleased as she has noticed some whitening. She believes that the whitening trend will continue as she keeps using the toothpaste so she’s planning to do just that!

Finding The Right Tools For The Craftsman


When people are looking for the right tools for their work, they can use trades pro tools from a place like Toolsmith Direct. These tools come in various forms, and they all allow the craftsman to get the job done in a reasonable amount of time. When someone is shopping for proper accessories, they can come to the same place to find every accessory they need for their next job.

The Tools

Tools that are large and small must populate a toolbox. The professional repairman or craftsman will want to have as many tools as possible on their truck. The selection alone helps people get their jobs done faster, and people can shop a large number of tools to find the new one that they do not have. Adding to the collection over time makes working in the field that much easier.

The Accessories

The accessories that are used with these tools are often so varied that no one could own all of them. However, a craftsman needs to have certain accessories to complete certain jobs. When they are not sure which accessory to buy next, they can look through the catalog to see which accessory best fits their needs.

These accessories range from drill bits to battery packs. They can be purchased in a generic form, or they can be purchased to match a certain tool that they already own. Also, the craftsman will be able to find accessories that suit their budget. Some accessories are more expensive than others, but they often do specific jobs.

The Selection

The catalog is so large that someone could easily make their way through the catalog and never see all the items. However, the large selection allows people the chance to find exactly what they need.

Each and every craftsman needs to find the tools that will make their job much easier. There are so many choices for craftsman that it is hard to shop, but the will find something that makes their next job easy. Every person looking for the right tool can find one for the next job.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Chex Mix Recipe

Disclosure: The information and promotional items have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Chex Mix

With everything going on during the holiday season – lots of extra shopping, visits from family, school parties and office luncheons, its great to have some quick and easy snack recipes on hand and I really love this festive Mexican Hot Chocolate Chex Mix recipe. We made a double batch and stored the leftovers in zipper style plastic bags so we could enjoy it for a few days.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Chex Mix

The kids had a blast helping make this holiday Chex Mix and of course we all had to taste test it just to make sure it was as good as it looks. Each kid got to help with a step of the simple recipe and they all had a hard time trying to wait for the mix to cool so we could eat some.

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Chex Mix Recipe
Recipe type: Appetiser
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Serves: 6 cups
  • 2 Cups Vanilla Chex cereal
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chex cereal
  • 2 Cups Cinnamon Chex cereal
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup flaked coconut (optional)
  • 1½ cups mini marshmallows
  1. Measure cereal in a large microwaveable bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat butter and chocolate chips in a two cup microwaveable measuring cup on high one minute or until almost melted; stir and microwave another 30 seconds or until mixture is smooth; stir in condensed milk, heat 30 seconds or until boiling; stir in cinnamon. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  3. Microwave on high about 3 minutes, stirring every minute, until mixture is glazed. Stir in coconut and marshmallows. Pour onto waxed-paper lined pan to cool.


Mexican Hot Chocolate Chex Mix

Be on the lookout for in-store savings and digital coupons on the website so you can save on the ingredients to make your own Mexican Hot Chocolate Chex Party Mix!

In-Store Savings

  • Chex Cereal on BOGO from 11/20 – 11/26*, no coupon required for savings, available at Publix. *Dates might vary in certain markets.

Printable Coupons

  • Visit to clip and print your coupons. Available while supplies last.
  • Save $1 when you buy 2 Chex cereals

Place Your Votes in the Kohl’s Sing Your “Frozen” Heart Out Contest

Disclosure – “I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf ofInfluence-Central for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.

Sing Your Frozen Heart Out

Almost 4,000 fans of the Disney movie “Frozen” have submitted videos of themselves singing “Let it Go” for the Kohl’s Sing Your “Frozen” Heart Out contest. They’ve narrowed the children, adults and families who entered down to the top 10 finalists and now you can view them and vote for your favorite one! You have through November 23rd to visit and cast your vote. The finalist with the most votes on November 23rd will appear in a Kohl’s holiday commercial during the American Music Awards (AMAs).

Sing Your Frozen Heart Out

This is Dax and Allayna, a brother and sister duo, singing “Let It Be” for their entry. I think they are my favourite finalists but you should go check them out yourself and see who you would like to win. There is a limit of one vote per person per day. All of the finalists videos are adorable so it was hard to pick a favorite, but voting was fast, fun and easy and I can’t wait to see who wins the contest.

In the meanwhile, head over to Kohl’s and check out all the great Frozen themed toys and clothing. A one-stop shop for everything “Frozen,” Kohl’s and offer a full assortment of “Frozen” products, including a wide variety of exclusive styles. My girls are getting a “Frozen” themed snow cone maker for Christmas and my two little boys are getting cool Olaf shirts. There is a whole “Frozen” section at the Kohl’s website where you can find awesome toys, games, activities, bikes, bedding, dishes, shoes and pyjamas in addition to themed clothing and costumes. Right now you can even preview their Black Friday sale pricing!

So hurry on over to get your vote in, grab some great Frozen stuff for the kids, and don’t forget to watch to watch the big reveal in the Kohl’s commercial during the American Music Awards on Sunday November 23rd at 8/7c.

Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $97.81 worth of groceries and toiletries for $39.27, or 60% off. I love to see the deals that other frugal shoppers come up with because it’s so inspiring and I really dig having a visual way that we can all share our deals and Show Off Our Shops! Please post a link below to any or all of the deals that you’d like to show off this week. If you don’t have a blog to link up, just leave a comment and tell us all about your deals or upload a picture to Flickr or PhotoBucket and link to that ;)

My 11/19 Publix Trip – $97.81 for $39.27 or 60% Off

Great Home Theater Gifts from Best Buy

Disclosure – This is a sponsored post and I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Home Theater at Best Buy

I’m already in full Christmas gift shopping mode – with five kids and a large extended family on a not so large budget I have to do lots of planning and I can’t wait until the last minute to do my shopping or I’ll inadvertently leave someone out or end up breaking the budget. One of the things that makes my gift list a little easier to handle is knowing in advance where I can get the best deals on the best products, narrowing the shopping down to just a few places takes a lot of stress out of the season for me. Another great strategy is to have a plan in place for how much I can spend on each person and when it comes to the kids, who expect to get more than a gift or two, how to divide up their portion of the gift budget.

Santa Claus still brings the kids gifts and he brings me gifts too because I wouldn’t want the kids to think I’d been bad during the year, but I always make sure the best gifts come from mommy. I also like to get at least one “household” gift, something big for the whole family to share. A few months ago a lightning strike took out our living room television so I’m thinking this year’s “big” family gift is going to be a new TV and boy do they have some great choices at Best Buy!

Home Theater at Best Buy

I am really impressed with LG’s  new technology, the LG OLED TV, featuring picture quality including  Infinite contrast ratio. Check out this stunning color that gives a greater sense of realism and depth. Plus the TV has a super thin design at only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point and the intuitive webOS™Smart TV interface that lets you find content faster. The LG OLED TV retails for $3,999.99 but you can save $500 with Best Buy’s everyday low price of $3,499.99 so I’m definitely thinking “Santa” will be bringing us one this year!


My 11/19 Publix Trip – $97.81 for $39.27 or 60% Off

Publix Shopping Trip

This week I bought a bunch of stuff for our Thanksgiving dinner and I’m already thinking about going back to get a couple more turkeys for the freezer and I’d like to freeze some more butter as well. This turkey was only $7.33 and I got a $10 Publix gift card back since I used the $10/$50 coupon from the Target sale ad in Sunday’s paper. I have one more of those coupons so I’m planning to go back and stock up on turkeys that we can eat during the year. Today I bought $97.81 worth of groceries for $39.27, or 60% off after coupons.  Here are the deals:

Cool Whip Topping, 8 oz, BOGO $1.57
-$1 off Cool Whip with the purchase of any one (1) Mrs. Smith’s pie or cobbler (27oz or larger)  (I used two of these)
Final Price: FREE!

Ocean Spray Juice Cocktail or Juice Drink Blend or Beverage, Assorted Varieties, 64 oz (Excluding 100% Ocean Spray Juice Blends and All Grapefruit Juice Items), BOGO $3.00 or $1.50 each
Sister Schubert’s Yeast Dinner Rolls, Regular, Parkerhouse Style, or Wheat, or Cloved Leaf Soft Dinner Rolls, 11 to 15.8 oz, 2/$6
-$0.75/1 Sister Schubert’s Product Printable (I used one of these)
-$0.75/1 Sister Schubert’s Product printable
Final Price: $2.25 after coupon

Edwards or Mrs. Smith’s Pie, Assorted Varieties, 22.4 to 38.33 oz, 50% Off (prices start at $6.99)
-$0.55/1 Edwards Whole Pie, 22.4 oz or larger “All The Trimmings” Booklet Publix Coupon or PRINT (valid 11/13 to 12/31)
-$0.55/1 Mrs. Smith’s Frozen Pie, 27 oz or larger “All The Trimmings” Booklet Publix Coupon or PRINT (valid 11/13 to 12/31)(I used one of these)
-$1 off Cool Whip with the purchase of any one (1) Mrs. Smith’s pie or cobbler (27oz or larger)  (zip 30187)
-$1/1 Edwards Pie printable [22.4-oz.+]
-$1/1 Edwards Pie printable (I used one of these)
Final Price: $1.95

Coca-Cola Products, Assorted Varieties, 12 pk, 12 oz cans or 8 pk, 12 oz bottles (Excluding Dasani Sparkling Waters), 4/$12
-$1/2 Coca-Cola product, Any 8-pack 7.5 oz. cans OR 8-pack 12 oz. bottles, AND Nabisco Cookie or Cracker product (4.5 oz. or larger) Tearpad (exp 1/17/2015)
-$1/2 12 pk., 12 oz. Seagram’s or Sprite Products Winter Savings Publix Coupon
-$3/3 12pk/12oz Diet Coke Brands Only Publix Digital Coupon
Final Price: $3.00 per 12 pack

De Wafelbakkers Pancakes, $3.89
-$1/1 bag of frozen De Wafelbakkers pancakes (I used one of these)
Final Price: $2.89

Publix Sweet Cream Butter, Salted or Unsalted, Four Quarters, 16 oz, BOGO $3.99 or $2.00 each

Publix Fried Chicken, 6 piece fried, $6.99

Lay’s Potato Chips BOGO $4.29 or $2.15 each

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Festive Baking for the Holidays

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

Festive Baking for the Holidays

Some of my fondest memories from childhood are of spending time in the kitchen baking with my mom. As a single parent with five kids and a full time job I don’t do nearly as much baking as I would like to, but I do try to make time to create in the kitchen with the kiddos. Of course holiday baking is always my favorite –  I love this time of year and how holiday baking gets me in a festive mood. Thank goodness Betty Crocker makes so many great mixes that we can start out with. Last night the kids and I whipped up a batch of Holiday Toffee Brownies, we started with a Betty Crocker brownie mix, added Hershey’s Heath Bits ‘O Brickle toffee bits, then iced the brownies and sprinkled them with Betty Crocker Festive Trees Decors. The kids had a blast and the brownies were delicious. Check out the chocolate on my daughter’s face, before she even finished icing the brownies!

Festive Baking for the Holidays

With the holiday baking season upon us the Betty Crocker Bake Center has everything you need to create delicious goodies for your family and friends. You can find exclusive savings on essential baking mixes and ingredients from brands such as Betty Crocker, Hershey’s and Ziploc® brand containers, available at Publix in addition to new baking recipes to delight your guests. Save on all your favorite baking products, including:

In-Store Savings

  • FREE Ziploc® brand container with the purchase of any three (3) Betty Crocker™ Baking Mixes, Hershey’s® Kisses/Baking Chips, or Betty Crocker™ Decorating Items. Look for coupon in the Betty Crocker in-store display at your local Publix. Coupon available while supplies last.
  • Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake any flavor on BOGO, available 11/13 – 11/19*
  • Betty Crocker Frosting any flavor 2/$3, available 11/13 – 11/19*
  • *Dates might vary in certain markets.

Printable Coupons

  • Visit to clip and print your coupons. Available while supplies last.
  • Save 75¢ when you buy TWO Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting, Supreme Brownie Mix, Dessert Bar Mix, SuperMoist® Cake Mix.

Let the holiday baking fun begin!

Have You Tried Some of the Newest Options for Pillow Filling?


For those fortunate enough to be able to fall asleep anywhere, anytime, a pillow is a pillow. It doesn’t matter to them what it’s made out of as long as it’s there, and they can put their head on it and go to sleep.

For the rest of us who aren’t blessed with the power of insta-sleep, a bit more thought has to go into the rest ritual. And perhaps the most important aspect is the pillow we sleep on. But where there used to only be a few types of pillows on the market, all kinds of materials exist now. Taking a look at some of the newest materials may help you address a need you had been unable to solve until now.

Memory foam is one of the most popular bedding materials at the moment, both for pillows and mattresses and toppers. Temperature-sensitive, memory foam warms with your body, and softens and contours under the areas of greatest pressure for a customized sleep, every night. Buckwheat hulls meanwhile, are able to conform in a more manual way, as the small, super-supportive hulls can be moved into place with a little fluffing for a firm rest.

Microbeads are similar to the buckwheat hulls, but offer lighter weight, being typically made from polystyrene pellets, like beanbag chairs. In the same family, but far less common, are plastic pellets or beads that mimic the forming traits of small, solid filling.

Latex foam is also becoming very popular, though it is not to be confused with memory foam. Springy, it is instantly responsive to changes in pressure from the sleeper with a solid form that won’t crumple during the night. Lastly, you may want to give fiberfill pillows a shot if you have allergies. Being hypoallergenic, these fibers won’t harbor irritants. This filling is very affordable, and you can add more to pillows until you get the feel you like.

Article submitted by The Foam Factory, an online retailer of comfort and support products, with a wide selection of pillows, made from latex foam, memory foam, polyester fiberfill, and more!

Win a $25 Walmart GC from COVERGIRL #GirlsCan

Disclosure – I received product samples and a Walmart gift card to facilitate this review. The gift cards, product, and information are provided by COVERGIRL, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.


I feel like I have skimpy, thin eyelashes so mascara is the one thing I never leave home without using. I’m a huge fan of all the COVERGIRL mascaras and I was thrilled to receive this COVERGIRL Professional All-In-One Mascara in ‘very black’ to try. It’s a 3-in-1 mascara that promises to deliver volume, length and definition. Volume and length are both a problem for me and I loved how this mascara made them appear both plumper and longer. I would definitely keep using this COVERGIRL Professional All-In-One Mascara.


I think it’s fabulous that COVERGIRL also supports empowering girls and women. They have a wonderful #GirlsCan campaign to help girls succeed and “turn can’t into can”. In fact, COVERGIRL is donating $50,000 to Dress For Success, an international non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged women find jobs by providing professional attire, support and career development tools.

I’m super excited to be able to giveaway a $25 Walmart gift card so one lucky reader can pick out their own favorite COVERGIRL products. To enter to win just do any or all of the things listed in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway will end at midnight on Saturday, November 22nd.

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