Thursday, July 2, 2009

Chex Mix Turtle Bars - Review and Giveaway

****This contest is Closed. Thanks for all the Entries.****

Their Information:

Satisfy your craving with caramel, chocolate, peanuts, wheat and corn Chex cereal and pretzels. With less than 150 calories, a good source of fiber and at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving it’s the perfect treat when you’re craving something sweet.

For Your Information:

I am a member of "My Blog Spark" and they have given me the opportunity to review products through them. Here is my first:


My Review:

Okay, I am going to be totally honest. I hate chewy bars. There, I said it!

So, to be fair to Chex and to you, my readers, I had my son, Cody, and two of his friends give them a try. Now three young men, 18 and 19 years old, gave me their honest reviews, but it was funny. You ask a teen to tell you about an item, using descriptive words and phrases fit for a blog........

Their Reviews:

"Hmmm.... these are good."

Me: "Okay, but tell me about them. How do they taste? The texture (yes, I asked)? Give me something.

"They're chewy."


"Lots of caramel."

"Maybe too much caramel."

"They're good though."

And all 3 agreed, "They sure make you thirsty."

So, there you have it. Overall, I'm going to say that they are good, chewy, have lots of caramel and they make you thirsty."

They loved them.

The Giveaway:

I have been given the opportunity to share the Chex Mix Turtle Bars with (3) of my followers. Each winner will receive (2) boxes to try for themselves.

Make sure that I can either follow your link to you or that you have an e-mail address, twitter id....something so I can find you. I have had to pick a second winner on each of my giveaways so far due to not knowing who they were or how to contact them. Sorry!

Main Entry:

What is your favorite snack time treat? Tell me in a comment.

Extra Entries:

(1) Follow my blog or tell me if you already do.

(2) Follow me on twitter: @SereneMoments Leave your ID so I know who you are.

(3) Grab my new button.

Contest will run through Sunday, 11:59 CST. Good luck!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Tribute Tuesday is to honor charities, charitable groups and those who go above and beyond for their charities.


Wings of Angels provides Breast Cancer Recovery Care Packages and Healing Gift Baskets.

Healing with breast cancer therapy and other recovery treatments can be painful and uncomfortable. That’s why Wings of Angels creates breast cancer care packages and recovery gift baskets filled with items that comfort and soothe the healing patient.

Using her own experience, Linda has personally handpicked items that provide comfort and encouragement when the recovering patient needs them most. She has assembled a variety of gift baskets and care packages. For example, the Recovery Care Package contains helpful items to relieve the discomfort due to breast cancer surgery. Other packages are available to comfort and lift the human spirit.

Linda’s Breast Cancer Recovery…and the Story behind Wings of Angels

When I was forty, I was told that I had breast cancer. That day—that moment—changed my life forever. I had all these thoughts of how long I have, what about this, and what about that. I remember I stayed in those thoughts for a while before I was able to think about something other than cancer.

During that time my path crossed with a beautiful lady named Lisa. This lady gave me the strength I needed to help me put my life back together. I remember one day I asked her if my life will ever get to a point where I can smile again…even laugh. Lisa had already gone through this ordeal herself, and she was happy to tell me that I would get to a time where I would enjoy life and so much more.

I remember how those words sounded and thought, I HOPE she is right. It is my pleasure to share with you that she was right and, dear friends, one day you will experience life past cancer. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, it does not mean life is over.

It took me a while to figure that out, but eventually I realized that this was actually a strengthening experience for me.

I remember how Lisa helped give me the support and encouragement when I needed it most. And now I want to help others who face the challenges of breast cancer and other illnesses. That’s why I founded Wings of Angels—to provide support and comfort to individuals dealing with recovery treatments. Each gift basket and care package is filled with items carefully selected by me, knowing what will soothe and comfort the healing patient. I invite you to browse the selection of care packages and breast cancer gift baskets.

Live your life for today. It is your gift. Cherish it.

Linda Fisher

You can contact Linda on twitter: @wings4you or by going to her website:

Mr. Linky is here if you would like to post a link to your own Tribute Tuesday or you may also nominate the charities of your choice by giving me their link, once done, enter a comment telling me that you nominated them and give me your contact information. I will then contact them, collect the information needed and feature them. I will place links to your blog and let people know that you are the one honoring them.

Monday, June 29, 2009

OH, What a DOLL!

Summertime can be so much fun, but, BOY! Can it ever get HOT! In this photo of my great niece, Jazmine, she is trying to find a little relief under the only tree I had in the yard. It was about 5 feet tall but pretty wide. Just perfect for the little ones to get under. Bless her heart! The photo was from last year at Cody's 18th Birthday Bash (my SON). He was a June baby so his birthdays are always scorchers. We had a huge cook out and invited all his friends and the family. What a great time.

This photo is being submitted as part of a Summer Photo Contest being hosted by my blog sponsor, UPrinting.

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