Thursday, December 29, 2011

And the Winner Is...

It's time to announce the winner of the Eden Giveaway. In order to pick a winner, I use

Macho99 said...
December 25, 2011 9:05 PM

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-12-29 17:41:13 UTC

Congratulations, Macho99! WINNER IS CONFIRMED! I have already e-mailed you, be sure to check your spam. You will have 48 hours to respond; if you do not respond within the 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Win a Hand-Crafted Hair Bow/Clip - FREE!!

On Something To Talk About's Facebook page, there is currently a referral contest that anyone can enter!

»The person with the most referrals will get to pick one bow (viewable on the Facebook page, in photos) that they will get for FREE + FREE SHIPPING!
**Tell people that I often have blog giveaways, sell hair bows, and will be doing many contests!!
»Make sure that anyone you refer comments on my wall stating "_____ sent me!" OR "_____ referred me"... ECT. Otherwise the referral will not co...unt.
»Refer your friends, family, Facebook neighboors, and anyone else that you can think of to this page.
»Anyone can participate!
»No fake pages! If I find that anyone is cheating, you WILL be disqualified!
»The contest will close on Sunday, January 8, 2012!!
»If there are any questions, please let me know!

I am, in no way, being compensated for this post. This giveaway is 100% by me and is to help drive traffic to my Facebook page and to offer out my hair clips/bows.


Don't forget to enter my current giveaway going on right now!

WHAT YOU WIN:One lucky winner will receive their very own Carnal Pleasures Collection (like seen above)! That is a $70 value!!
Be sure to hurry!! You won't want to loose your shot at winning this collection of sexual, pleasing goodies!!

Giveaway ends on December 28th, 2011.. That's ONLY 2 DAYS!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

**CLOSED** All I want for Christmas.. with GIVEAWAY!

There's no doubt that Christmas is just around the corner. You see 'holiday sales' on commercials, Christmas decorations all about, children whispering about what they hope that Santa remembers to bring them, and so much more! There's so much to do with Christmas so close, I think I'm losing my mind! I'm bound to forget something.. Let's see here.. Christmas tree is up and decorated. Stocking are hung. Plans are made. I've picked out the items for my husband, and got a few little things for Aliya, too. Maybe I'm missing something. I didn't forget to get anything for me, as you can see in my last post. I suppose that's everything, then. But that doesn't mean that I don't have a Christmas List!

My Chistmas List
1. Netbook, laptop
2. Bake Pop Pan
3. Curve - body spray
4. Assorted Set of Cookie Cutters..
....Okay, so that's just the boring stuff, let's move on to the things that I really want! All of the things on my next list can be found at, along with tons of other adult toys to help please you and your partner!
My Naughty Christmas List
1. Knead Me Massage Set:

Oh my goodness, I would love to have a nice massage kit like this! This kit comes with two of Jimmyjane's great products: the Afterglow massage candle and the Contour M massager! This is one of those seductive sets that you can leave anywhere around your house without being embarressed if anyone else were to see it. The candle can be used to set the mood or even for a little hot wax lovin. And the massager can be used in more than one way, too.. I'm sure that Josh and I could keep open minds and enjoy all aspects of these goodies!

2. Motion Lotion 12 Nights of XXXmas Lubricant:
This package comes as a cute idea and handy 12-pack of flavored lubes! There are three flavors: Cherry, Strawberry, and Vanilla! Lubes are always nice to have around the house for all different aids! The nice thing about this pack, it could be used as a lube or for oral flavoring! These gifts aren't all 'one-trick-ponies'!!

3. Flirty Little Favorites - Scrub:

I have always wanted to try pheromones to see if they work and these sound like they smell nice, too! This set comes with a perfume oil, scrub, and body butter (all which contain pheromones). I would love to see how they pan out with Joshua!

4. Carnal Pleasures Collection:

I do believe, of all the goodies on the list, this is my absolute favorite! This fantastic set includes the following: massage cream, aphrodisiac oil, edible powder, massage oil, sensations balm, and a feather tickler! Relaxation, romance, playfulness, a bit of everything to seduce your partner and get something new going on in the bedroom!

5. Velvet Crochless Santa Panty:

I'm pretty sure that it's obvious why I'd love these! I mean, they're velvet, holiday styled, and crochless! Need I really say more?

6. Satin Snowman Dress:

This is just too cute, sexy, and perfect! It's made of satin and looks perfect! I'm sure that Josh would love to get home from work to find that snowman on his bed!

7. Present Boxer Brief:

Eye-appealing. Exciting. Velvet. All on my husband? Now, that's my kind of gift!!

This year, be sure that you and your sweetheart are getting the best quality presents! Don't just run out and get little gift sets that will never be used, get something that can keep the gift-giving going all year! Remember, has great prices, thousands of items to choose from, and discreet shipping boxes (to keep those nosie nieghbors from seeing what goodies you get)!!

WHAT YOU WIN:One lucky winner will receive their very own Carnal Pleasures Collection (like seen above)! That is a $70 value!!
»If you do not do the mandatory entry FIRST, otherwise all of your other entries will NOT count.
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»You must leave your email address in EACH comment, unless it is public on your blog.
»You must be 18+ to enter this giveaway (or whatever the legal age is in your state)!
TO ENTER: (Mandatory!)
+1 Go to and tell me which one of their products would put on your Naughty List.

+2 Follow my blog publicly on Google Friend Connect.
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+2 Post my NEW button on your blog.
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Enter to #win an erotic Carnal Pleasures Collection from @jerricaparr, ends on 12/28/2011 - DON'T MISS OUT! $70 value!
+5 Write up a post about this giveaway. Must link to this giveaway. And you must leave a comment with the link to your post.

This giveaway will end Wednesday, December 28th at 11:59 p.m (EST). I will contact the winner within 24 hours through email. I will also write a post listing the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize, after that, a new winner will be chosen (so be sure to check your SPAM).

I was compenstaed with company giftcard for this post. However all opinions are 100% my own.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Review - SHOWER TIME!


I don't know about you, but some nights, I just want to enjoy a hot shower with my sweet husband. And really, who hasn't wanted to do the same thing with their husband/wife? It's relaxing and sexy - all rolled into one, steamy shower.

And Joshua, well, he's a good sport about it.. He says that he loves getting showers with me too.. until it comes to standing on the cold side of the shower, with no hot water. You see, I'm a water hog. I don't mean to be, it just happens. I mean, who really wants to get out from under that nice warm water to stand in the cold? I try to share, it just doesn't always work too well.

So, when given the opportunity to review an item from, I already knew exactly what I wanted - the Sex in the Shower Dual Shower Head! I don't know if I could have found a more perfect item for us!

The day I received the package Josh was at work, so I decided to get everything all hooked up before he got home - a little surprise for when he was ready for a shower. Boy-oh-boy was I right to think it would surprise him! He got the shower started and quickly realized that our old shower head had been replaced with a dual shower head!

Our biggest concern was that with the new shower heads that our water pressure would get worse, which it was already pretty bad. But in complete honesty, I think that our water pressure seemed to be even stronger with the new shower head. This could be because our old shower head was clogged (especially considereing that we live in an apartment and there's no telling when the last one had been cleaned out) but regardless, with our new dual shower head, the water pressure seemed to be perfect!

On each of the shower heads, there is a push/slide button. This is what allows you to change the different stream options on the heads. The Sex in the Shower Dual Shower Head has three different stream options: a basic stream, a jet stream, and one that is in the middle. Without a doubt, my favorite is the jet stream! Josh, on the other hand, preferred the one in the middle.

There was only one thing that we did not particularly care for which was the fact that you have to use both heads at once. There is not way to turn off one head while leaving the other on. I wish that there was, kind of. But I must admit that even though I do not exactly prefer it being this way, I do not mind it either. Now, even when I'm taking a shower alone, I don't have to get cold. I point one shower head on my head and the other on my back or legs: keeps me warm all over!

Overall, Joshua and I really have enjoyed the Sex in the Shower Dual Shower Head over the past week or two. It has truly made our showers together even more enjoyable, especially for Josh (now he doesn't have to freeze!!).

Be sure that you check out all of the many items that has to offer for couples, singles, and anything in between.

I receieved the Sex in the Shower Dual Shower Head free of cost in order to do my review. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

Saturday, December 3, 2011 Review could potentially save you money, year after year! That's right! I started off this by telling you that some place could actually 'save you money'! Not only did I say it, but I mean it! They have high quality frames and lenses, offer a 110% lowest price guarantee and a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

To top that all off, they even have a great refer-a-friend program. People all over wear eyeglasses, it's a simple statement that can be proven by taking a simple stroll through your neighborhood store. In fact between my husband's imediate family and my imediate family, there are 9 out of 15 people that wear eyeglasses for reading or for everyday seeing. Just think of all of the people that you know that wear glasses. Really, count them. Now start thinking of the profit that you could make off of them just bthrough the refer-a-friend program.

Unfortunately for all of the people that do wear glasses, cheap glasses can be hard to come across. My dad, for one spends nearly $400 for a pair of glasses everytime that he needs to get new ones. If you decide to order glasses through any of the links available in this post, you could pay just a fraction of the average price that you normally pay for glasses! Think about it, saving money on something that is a necessity, especially around the holidays - could things really get much better than that?!

Speaking of holidays, what gifts have you considered for some of your friends and family? Things that people will never use, because if that's the case, why not consider something useful? You could always buy that hard-to-shop for person in your life, a nice, inexpensive pair of glasses. Think about it, if you wear glasses and are needing a new pair, would you rather get a new decorative mouse-pad for your computer or a new pair of glasses? Now, I know all of us bloggers LOVE our computers, but even still, I'd much prefer the glasses.

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This is a sponsored post that I am being compensated for. However, all opnions are 100%, completely my own.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Help donate gift baskets to our troops!

Although many people do not agree with the wars, fighting, and all that comes along with such topics, it is something that we hear about all of the time. It has become a way of life for many of our own troops in order to help protect this country and all that live in it. I believe that I speak for most of us (hopefully ALL of us) when I say that we can all respect and appreciate our troops and the things that they go through, daily, to fend for us!

With that being said, is teaming up with bloggers to donate Christmas Gift Baskets to our military! Want to learn more? Here's how it works:

Military Donation
Review the selection of Christmas Gifts,, on your Blog. The topic of the Blog Post should discuss the Christmas gift selection and how they can be a great gift for someone. I you choose to participate, you won’t receive a product to review but they will donate two care packages to soldiers at a military base on behalf of your Blog. You can also custom write the card to the soldiers if you choose to. Providing the same offer to your readers is also encouraged. They will donate two care packages for every Blog Post written about their Christmas Gifts selection.

These Blog Posts should be posted between November 21st and December 9th. Send over a list of the Blog Post URLs by December 14th to make sure all the Care Packages being donated can reach the soldiers in time for Christmas.

So, if you decide to post about the Christmas Gifts selection on your blog, be sure to encourage your readers to do the same. Once you (and your readers, if applicable) have published the post, send me the specific post URL and I will pass it on to's Online Marketing Manager.
I would like to personally thank for, not only, donating so many gift baskets to our military troops, but I would also like to thank them for allowing us (the bloggers) to be such a large part of this great promotion.

I am not being compensated in any way for this post. This post is strictly for the pleasure of my readers and to help boost up the amount of donations given to our Military Troops.

Monday, November 21, 2011 Christmas Review

That's right, everybody, the holidays are just around the corner! If you haven't already, then it's definitely time to get your butt in gear and start buying presents for all of your loved ones, friends, co-workers, and anyone else that you may choose - who knows, maybe even a little something for yourself. I, for one, suggest using for your gifting needs. They have a little bit some of something for everyone!

A Bit about the Company: For a small company, likes pulling off big projects that make it easier for customers to assemble an assortment of foods and flowers for a holiday or special occasion.
In 2008, (No. 446) was the fastest-growing web-only merchant in Internet Retailer’s latest annual ranking of the 500 largest online retailers. grew web sales last year by 172% to $12 million from $4.4 million in 2007. Despite the recession, grew because the company developed web site features and functions that enhanced content, provided greater product detail and expedited checkout, says founder and president Ryan Abood.
I recently received the Christmas Gift Basket Classic in the mail. It was beautifully wrapped. I mean, the basket and the wrapping, alone, were enough to have me all excited! But then, I opened it and started peaking around at all of the goodies that filled this basket! Oh my, I couldn't believe it - neither could Joshua!
Here's a list of everything that came in the basket:
» Almond Pecan-dy Crunch by Morley Candy Makers
» Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies by J&M Foods
» Dipping Pretzels by East Shore Specialty Foods
» Robert Rothschild Farm Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip
» Salted Peanuts in Box by Feridie's
» Signature Dark Chocolate Bar by Lake Champlain
» Buttered Peanut Crunch by Old Dominion Peanut Company
» Metropolitan Trail Mix by
» Parmesan Artichoke & Garlic Cheese Biscuits by Salem Baking Company
» Chocolate Covered Cherries by Marich

I didn't know what to try first, considering that everything sounded so delicious! So, Joshua helped me decide! Isn't that what husbands are for - helping?! He dove head first into the container of Buttered Peanut Crunch! We both loved them, no doubt. But I must admit that my absolute favorite, without any doubt, what-so-ever was the Chocoalte Covered Cherries! I'd never had chocolate covered cherries that tasted the way that these tasted! The chocolate was the kind that you dream of: sweet, smooth, perfect.
There were so many different goodies in the basket that I assumed that I was bound to dislike something, and I was right... the empty basket!
Allow me to let you all in on a little secret, Joshua and I tend to call me a "pro-snacker" - I almost always have something to snack on, rather I'm watching t.v, in the car, anywhere! So, I tend to consider myself to be a pretty good judge of good snacks, and I'm telling you, these treats were wonderful! As I mentioned earlier, you may even be looking for a little something for yourself, and if you are - here it is!
Well, even if you decide not to go with this particular basket, be sure to check out all of their other Christmas Baskets, I'm sure that there is something for everyone on your gift-giving list.
Also, please be sure to keep in mind that is teaming up with all of us bloggers to donate Christmas Baskets to our military! Want to learn more about this? Check out this post!
I received the Christmas Gift Basket Classic free of cost, in order to do my review. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Balloons to help disabled children

Now, I'm pretty sure that we can all agree that children are our future - they're an overall blessing to this world. And now, MyOwnPet will be donating $5 for every MyOwnPet balloon purchased, that will go directly to Canines for Disabled Kids. Be sure to check this out!!
I am not being compensated for this post in any way. This post is strictly to provide my readers with information about a good cause.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Review

I'm pretty sure that we can all agree that snacks are a great thing. Maybe I'm speaking for everyone, which isn't always a good idea, but I'm pretty sure that it's unanimous: snacks = love. I cannot think of a single day that I have went without eating some form of snack, rather is be chips or fruit snacks. Now that I have been introduced to, I'm sure that I will eat them even more often - which may not be such a good thing.

I was able to review a box full of snacks. The snacks included a variety of Pretzel Crisps, Plocky's Hummus Chips, a KIND Bar, Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame, and Kettle Brand Chips. A few days after receiving the package, I was in the hospital giving birth to our precious baby girl. Some of these snacks took a trip with me to give me something to snack on while in the hospital.

I was sent six different flavors of Pretzel Crisps: Original, Buffalo Wing, Garlic Parmesan, Sesame, Everything, and Cinnamon Toast. I fell in love with these. My favorites were the Original, Garlic Parmesan, and the Cinnamon Toast. Mmmm, just thinking about the Garlic Parmasan makes me want to go to order ten more bags of them. The Pretzel Crisps have a wonderful crunch mixed with a fantastic taste. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

I received two bags of Plocky's Hummus Chips: Roasted Garlic and Roasted Red Pepper. I was a little hesitant to try these chips, as I do not care for hummus dip but I gave them a shot. Believe it or not, they aren't half bad. They're something to get use to, but not bad at all. We ate both bags of chips in a matter of days.

I was sent one Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew KIND Bar. I must admit, it was something that I will not be purchasing in the future. The chocolate did not seem to be strong tasting and I could barelt taste the cherry flavor at all. To me, the KIND Bar was not flavored well enough. It was like drinking a diet soda - just not enough ummff.

I received two bags of Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame: Lightly Salted and Goji Berry Blend. This is another one of those things that I just won't try again. It may be great to some people, but I was far from liking it. I could not even finish the bag, of either flavors. They had such an odd taste and flavor. It just was not very good. Although I love tasting new things, I also learn quickly about what I do and do not like.

I was sent one big bag of Kettle Brand Chips  in 40% Reduced Fat Sea Salted. These chips are wonderful. They have a nice crunch to them and you can't even tell that they're reduced far or sea salt. They taste so good and are incredibly addictive.

Without a doubt, has introduced me to a whole new world of snacks - they offer so many different brands and types of snacks. Believe me, you won't want to miss out on the goodies that they have to offer. You can even purchase products by the case and with Halloween just around the corner, you could save tons of money by purchasing from

EdenFantasys Review


As many of you already know, Joshua and I got married on March 12, 2011 - yes, that means that we're newlyweds. It's a great feeling to be married to the person that you love and that loves you, in return. And being that many of you reading this are married, I'm sure that we all know what comes along with marriage - sex. It's no big secret. Although I will not be going into deep detail, as I feel that my sexual relations with my husband are to be kept between the two of us, I will be explaining many products and how they've done for Joshua and me.


A Bit About the Company: invites you to learn from others, share your experiences and re-discover sex. We offer online shopping you can trust, a welcoming community and a wealth of inspiring resources. has a wide selection of products, offers a positive sex community, and gives the highest standards for online transactions. Yes, I know, most companies of this sort would throw 'sex' in your face - spam, unwanted junk mail, etc - but that just isn't the case with EdenFantasys. You can view their principles and such by clicking here.

I was lucky enough to review the Honeymoon Carry-On Bag from EdenFantasys,which seemed to be the perfect item considering that my husband and I are newly married.
As you can see by the below list, the bag came filled with tons of sexual goodies. In the bag, we found:
»taper candles
»strip poker playing cards
»massage oil
»two colors of edible body paint
»furry handcuffs
»a blindfold
»warming oil
»duo-tone balls
»love beads
»glow in the dark pleasure sleeve
»moist lubricant
»engagement ring cock ring
»toy cleaner
»bubbles of love
»rabbit sleeve, and
»4" waterproof massager with 3 interchangeable heads.

As I said before, the bag was packed full.
I received this bag while I was still pregnant, and at the time of receiving it, I was in my last couple of months of being pregnant - you know what I'm talking about, the 'don't touch me' stage, the 'I can't see my feet' stage. So, Joshua and I did not expect to get to use most of the products. We found out very quickly that we were wrong.

We ran through products left and right, trying different things. Our favorites were the Moist lubricant (which we still use), the glow in the dark pleasure sleeve, and the body paint.

Let me just be honest for a minuter. I'm a shy person, despite the fact that I'm writing a sex-based post. I'm not one for change or anything, although it can be a great thing. I had never used any type of sex toys or lubes - it just wasn't my thing.. or so I had thought.
I never would have guessed that a lubricant could make such a difference in sex. It just isn't something that I would think to use, seeming as I get infections wayyy too easily. But Moist is a wonderful product. It stays wet, very wet. It isn't very messy (unless you open it like we did and it spills) and lasts a long time.

The pleasure sleeve was incredible. It gave an entire new feel to sex. There was more texture, which oddly made it more enjoyable. We also tried turning it inside out during a handjob (as recommended) and Joshua said that it was a unique, great feeling. It has become one of the frequent used items in our bedroom.

The body paint, ha. I cannot forget that stuff. It has been a blast, allowing us to play more, draw on each other, and write secret messages on one another. It has been a lot of fun, and tastes pretty good, too.

We have not used the 4" waterproof massager yet. I'm not really much into vibrators but I am trying to work myself up to give it a shot, same goes for the rabbit sleeve. We've played around with the love beads and duo-tone balls but are not very pleased with them.

Rather your relationship is just beginning or just beginning to reach a damper in the sex department, has something to offer. You wouldn't believe how the way that their products could turn around your sex life. As I said, I was toward the end of my pregnancy and yet we were still having sex on a regular basis, due to the help and curiousity of the products.

I receieved the Honeymoon Carry-On bag free of cost in order to do my review. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Please Ignore This Post..

This post is only to claim my blog for Please ignore.

The luck arches the closing ozone.
I had to post the above sentence in order to claim my blog as my own. Thanks for understanding(:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Time has flown past me..

It has been too long since I last posted anything. Things have become so crazy and there are sooo many new things going on.

Aliya Jade Parrott was born on July 26, 2011 at 1:13 pm. She wieghed 6 lbs 15 oz and was 19.5 inches long.

She is now wieghing in at 10.4 pounds and is 21.5 inches long!! I cannot believe how much she has grown in such a short time! She is 'cooing' AND smiling already! Her smile is gorgeous!!! I will post a picture once I get internet again, however, for now, I am internet-less due to our move..

YES, I said 'our move'! Joshua, myself, and Aliya now have our very own apartment. No more living with my parents - although I do love them, it's much easier to be on our own rather than obiding by their house rules while trying to start our own family. The only damper is that we cannot afford internet at this time, it'll take a little while before we can get all of that.

Also, Joshua is working for a construction company now.. It can be long days, but it pays well, which is what we're needing at the time.

I apologize for not being around much, and I am going to do my best to get things together so that I am able to be around more. Thanks for still following me and keeping up with my blog!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

And the Winner Is...

It's time to announce the winner of the Chaka's Mmm Sauce giveaway. In order to pick a winner, I use

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-06-23 13:45:31 UTC

Nancy said...
I've already tried their Chaka's sauce and loved it , so I'm most excited to try their new Honey Suckle Sauce.
June 22, 2011 1:11 PM

Congratulations, Nancy! WINNER IS CONFIRMED!I have already e-mailed you, be sure to check your spam. You will have 48 hours to respond; if you do not respond within the 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Giveaway Reminder

Have you entered my Chaka's Mmm Sauce Giveaway?

There are VERY low entries, at this moment, only 19 entries!

Enter to win 3 18oz bottles of Chaka's Sauce!

1 - 18oz Original
1 - 18oz Zesty
1 - 18oz Honeysuckle!

So be sure that you enter to win! You have a great chance!! This giveaway ends on June 22nd.

Monday, June 13, 2011

EVENT IS OPEN - Don't miss out!

That's right everyone! My Baby Must-Have's Event is NOW OPEN!

Learn great tips for new moms (and dads!) and enter to win some very GREAT prizes!!

Just be sure that you read & agree to the rules before entering.

Here's a link to the album of the prizes where you can enter to win!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

And the Winner Is...

It's time to announce the winner of the Spoonful of Comfort giveaway. In order to pick a winner, I use

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-06-11 07:11:28 UTC

ape2016 said...
follow on networked blogs
april yedinak

May 29, 2011 8:20 AM

Congratulations, April! I have already e-mailed you, be sure to check your spam. You will have 48 hours to respond; if you do not respond within the 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Baby Must-Have's Event Update

The Baby Must-Have's Event will begin on June 12th!
There are some great prizes being given away, thanks to some awesome sponsors!!
Some of the great prizes are pictured here in this post...
...but don't be fooled - there are other fantastic prizes that are not shown here.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this great event to start. You won't want to miss it!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chaka's Mmm Sauce Review & Giveaway

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of having the same ol’ baked chicken or spaghetti night after night. Yes, we do cook other things, but sometimes we forget to try NEW things! Too much of the same thing (even if it’s a GREAT thing) can be boring, it’s too repetitive and drives me insane. That’s why, whenever I came across Chaka’s Mmm Sauce I knew I wanted to try it.

What’s up with that name?Whenever we are grilling up samples at the numerous events we participate in each year, the first question people ask is “What’s up with that name?” CHAKA is an old Chamarru Clan name. Chaka is from Guam and used his surname for the product. The MMM portion of the name comes from the reaction just about every person has after their very first taste. MMMMMMMMM…’s quite comical. As Chaka himself always says “Once you master the grill, you can taste the passion!”

Chaka’s Mmm Sauce is extremely versatile and can be used on any different type of meat: chicken, beef, pork, and fish, anything you want. Use it as a marinade, sauce, dressing, or any other way you want; the possibilities are endless. Is there better news than it being versatile? Absolutely. It’s healthy. You know, the thing that everyone talks about but can rarely find. Yeah! That’s what this is. How are they healthy, you ask? These sauces are sugar free, fat free and dairy free!

The man that invented this sauce, Chaka, was born in Guam. Unfortunately for him, he was a diabetic. Therefore, finding a sauce was nearly impossible due to how much sugar is found in sauces. So he thought back to his old family recipe, which had no sugar, and decided it would be the best marinade to solve his issue.

I was able to review the Original and the Zesty. At first, I didn’t know if I would like it. It doesn’t taste like your average sauce. First things first, I tried the Original as a salad dressing. I have to admit, I didn’t care for it. It just wasn’t what I prefer. I thought the taste didn’t suit a salad. From that point on, I was nervous to use it cooking dinner. It took me a couple of days and then I tried again.

This time, I used it as a marinade for chicken. It made all of the difference in the world! The sauce tasted fantastic as a marinade! The chicken had a great taste and was super moist! The skin was crispy (which I love!), meat was moist; I had half-expected the sauce to dry out the meat, especially after my first encounter with the sauce. However it was truly fantastic! We didn’t season the chicken with anything, no salt – nothing. All that we did was marinade the chicken in the Chaka’s Mmm Sauce - Original Flavor.

So, although I did not care for the sauce as a dressing, I thought it was a great marinade. It is definitely something that I would use again (which we plan to, using pork chops). Be sure that you check it out for yourself!


One lucky winner will receive their very own Sample Pack (valued at $16.95), which includes:
1 - 18oz Original
1 - 18oz Zesty
1 - 18oz Honeysuckle!
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Enter to #win a Sample Pack of Chaka's Mmm Sauce from @jerricaparr Ends on 6/22
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This giveaway will end Tuesday, June 22nd at 11:59 p.m (EST). I will contact the winner within 24 hours through email. I will also write a post listing the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize, after that, a new winner will be chosen (so be sure to check your SPAM).

I receieved the to bottles of Chaka's Mmm Sauce (Original & Zesty) free of cost in order to do my review. The opnions expressed here are 100% my own.

And the Winner Is...

It's time to announce the winner of the Donsuemor Variety Pack of Madeline Cookies. In order to pick a winner, I use

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-06-08 07:15:14 UTC

Jennifer said...
I follow you on twitter! (kennedie0605)
May 24, 2011 9:10 PM

Congratulations, Jennifer! WINNER IS CONFIRMED! I have already e-mailed you, be sure to check your spam. You will have 48 hours to respond; if you do not respond within the 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Giveaways ending SOON!

Don't forget to enter my two giveaways going on right now.
They are both ending soon!! Both giveaways have fairly low entries, which gives you a better chance at winning!! Be sure to enter them!
Donsuemor Variety Pack of Madelines (6/7)

Spoonful of Comfort Package (6/10)

You won't want to miss out on these great (and delicious!!) prizes!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Review

As many of you know, I am a little more than 7 months pregnant, with a precious baby girl. Being that our little girl is so close to arriving, I have been trying to get products to review that I know will be helpful in the near future with her. Fortunately for me, I came across Andrea, a Senior Consultant, from

From the Creator of the Company - Crystal: In 2001, Everything Birth was born! I held birth classes, hosted workshops, and gathered as much info about pregnancy, birth, and parenting I could get my hands on! I purchased my first GentleBirth Pool to rent locally and started carrying a variety of natural parenting items. Working from home became most important to me, as we continued to navigate the hospitals over a series of complications and a baby in tote. In the beginning of 2004, I purchased (at the time known as Peaceful Beginnings) from a local friend, midwife, and soon to be mom. Helping midwives find the supplies they needed, putting together home birth kits, working with birth centers, and even working with hospital birth centers gave me the final push to make this business my calling.
I am fortunate to have all of these birth people in my life, and look forward to the occasional birth story with which I am blessed. My goal is to continue to advocate for informed birth choices, women’s rights, and the midwifery model of care. I support non-profits that stand by the same philosophy and have started a Midwifery Cause of the Month to help promote these agencies of change.
Courtesy of Andrea, I was able to review three fantastic items!

The day that I received the package of goodies, my mom and I dug right into the face mask. My mom had been talk about doing a facial for almost two months and we just hadn’t found the right time or type for us.
The directions for this clay mask were incredibly simple, which was great for us, because neither of us have ever had a facial, let alone prepared a facial mask.
The mask is a combination of Green French Clay Organic Oatmeal – it nourishes the skin and removes toxins. Green French Clay not only has minerals good for the skin, but is known for its enormous absorbent powers due to the constitution of its micro molecules. It literally "drinks" oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your skin. Its toning action stimulates the skin by bringing fresh blood to damaged skin cells, revitalizing the complexion, and tightening pores. French Green Clay is marvelous for helping to clear problem skin. Use it daily on trouble spots, or weekly as part of a complete facial treatment. Mined from bedrock quarries in France, it is completely natural, unscented and fragrance free. (per Mountain Rose Herbs)

Directions: Mix about a quarter of the bag of clay face mask in a small bowl with water (for oily skin), milk (for normal to dry skin) or for a terrific tonic (organic plain yogurt) until the mix is a "runny mud" apply to skin and let dry. Rinse off with warm water, pat face dry and apply Beautiful Skin Face Cream.
After about 7 minutes on our skin, we were done. It came off so easily – just nice warm water on a wash cloth. Yepp. It was that simple. After taking off the mask, I could tell a huge difference in the softness of my skin.

Now, as most of you know, I am due in August with a precious baby girl. And to say the least, diapering will not be my favorite part of her arrival. Joshua and I have made the decision that overall (not 100% though) we will be cloth diapering, as it is better for the baby’s bottom. We’ve spent quite a bit of time practicing with cloth diapers (prefolds) and trying to do our best at getting the folding and pinning to go right. Needless to say, we’re no pros. Joshua doesn’t like prefolds. He says “The only thing these difficult cloths are good for is getting me pricked my pins” and such. However, knowing that they’re also good for baby’s bottom seems to keep him trying. This brings me onto our next item that I was able to review: the GroViab Newborn All in One Diaper.
To prepare for baby use, wash 5-6 times before use. They gain more absorbency as you wash them. After this step has been completed, these cute little all in one diapers are ready to be your life saver. Simply snap on baby and go. It's that easy! They are everything in you need from a disposable diaper all in a safer, healthier, reusable cloth diaper AND MORE.
ü  Adjustable rise snaps for a trim fit
ü  Certified organic cotton inner
ü  Soft layer of water resistant TPU
ü  No cover needed
ü  No stuffing, no doublers
As for the washing directions (after baby has used):
·         Remove as much solid matter as possible
·         Place soiled diaper in a dry diaper pail-no soaking necessary
·         Wash soiled diapers every 2 days on warm with detergent
·         Tumble dry
·         Do NOT use bleach, enzyme cleaners or fabric softeners
Simple enough, if you ask me. I just cannot get over how helpful these all in one diapers really are.

Also, on you can purchase these diapers in any of 7 different, adorable designs! These cute little diapers fit most newborns from 5-12lbs.
After using the all in one diaper, Joshua quickly decided that these were much more “daddy-friendly” and that he’d like us to get more!

These liners are made from 100% viscose rayon, a cellulosic fibre derived from natural sources that will biodegrade (8 days in sewage treatment facility and 20 days in private septic).
I decided to test them out to the best of my ability. Seeming as our baby is not yet here; I used them with the little boy, Alex, that we baby sit. Since Alex’s parents do not use the cloth diapering method, I asked his parents if they’d mind me testing out the liners on him by diapering him in cloth diapers the next few times that I had him, until I was out of liners – they agreed. The first time that I cloth diapered him he was a tad bit fussy – he wasn’t familiar with it and it took a little bit of time getting use to. When I changed him later that day, I checked to be sure that there was no little rash or anything caused by the new liner that his sensitive skin wasn’t use to – nothing. Perfect.
So, I used them the next few times, as well. He grew fond of the cloth diapering and the new liners, which I disposed of in the toilet. They did not clog the toilet or slow down the flushing at all, it was just like using toilet paper. After baby-sitting Alex daily for about 2 days, I was out of the liners; therefore, forced to go back to using disposable diapers, as that was the agreement. Now, Alex decided he didn’t want disposables, he’d become a fan of the cloth diapering and liners. With that being noted, his parents are now going to be cloth diapering and are going to be looking into these great little liners.

All items reviewed wonderfully. Each product had its own special way of helping me out over the past couple of weeks. Be sure to stop by to check out all of the fantastic items for babies and to help out moms (and dads too!).

If you’d like to win some great items for, simply keep up with my blog and be sure to look out for the Baby Must-Have’s Event! Andrea has donated some fantastic items for entrants to win!

I receieved the above items free of cost in order to do my review. The opnions expressed here are 100% my own.