Shelly's Bits and Pieces: June 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Three Lollies for Nausea ~ Discount

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Two New Lone Ranger Videos from Behind the Scenes

2 New Lone Ranger Behind the Scenes Videos to share! Enjoy!
and Disclosure: No compensation of any type was received! I just wanted to share these! The above videos were provided to me by Disney.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care Review & Coupon Giveaway

Disclosure:  The Soft Scrub Company provided me with a sample of the Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care in exchange for my review.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and are those of the Shelly's Bits & Pieces family.  No monetary compensation was received!

When it comes to keeping my toilet clean, I am a stickler for a good scent and a great clean!  I want my toilet to smell fresh and I do not want to see any build up.  There is nothing worse than seeing a ring around the toilet.  It is just gross!  This is why I was thrilled when I was given the chance to review the Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care.

I love the little cage design because it holds the cleaner in place and it allows the water to flow through to activate it so it can clean and freshen with every flush.  We were pleased with the very pleasant Sapphire Waters scent, as it was fragrant but not overpowering!  My daughter is in charge of cleaning her bathroom and that is where we chose to try out the Soft Scrub 4-in1 Toilet Care.  She was happy with how well it kept her toilet clean and it was not only fighting the toilet ring, but it seemed to be reducing the build up as well.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Olay Regenerist Review and Giveaway

Disclosure:  The Olay Regenerist product, information, and gift pack have been provided by Olay.  All opinions are honest and my own.  As with all products, your experience may be different.  No monetary compensation was received! 

When I was younger, I always had so many wonderful comments about how healthy my skin was and about how young I looked.  I was proud of my skin and I wanted to keep it that way, but I had no idea where to start. Over the years, I tried lots of products and never quite found the one for me.  Recently, I was given the opportunity to try some Olay Regenerist products and I was pleasantly surprised with the results!  

The following about Olay Regenerist was sent to me from the company:


  • Olay Regenerist offers products that incorporate other anti-aging ingredients such as vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5, green tea extract, allantoin, and glycerin.
    • These advanced appearance correcting and anti aging skin care products will help strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier and regenerate skin surface:
      • Olay Regenerist Regenerating Cream Cleanser – Speeds natural surface regeneration with oxygenated derma-beads that gently remove dead cells and a creamy formula that regenerates the skin’s surface to detoxify
      • NEW Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo – The first eye cream and lash serum product from Olay, which instantly thickens the appearance of lashes, and helps achieve firmer, smoother-looking lids, helps soften the appearance of lines, and can help eyes appear brighter, firmer, and  younger-looking in just one week
      • NEW Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream – Two new anti-aging ingredients and the same luxurious feel you’ve come to expect from America’s #1 selling anti-aging moisturizer; penetrates rapidly to deliver anti-aging ingredients 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface
    I was able to try two products, Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream and the Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream and Lash Serum Duo. I had never tried any eye product before and I was skeptical about using it, but I was pleasantly surprised!  My eye lashes did appear thicker, and my eyes did look better!  I noticed less puffiness and fewer fine lines around my eyes.  My sister in law loves the Micro-Sculpting Cream, so I was very excited to give it a try.  After using it for about 10 days, I can honestly say that my face looks healthier and I do have a little glow!  The Micro-Sculpting cream did not make my face feel greasy and I did not have any break outs. My face feels softer and looks smoother, which makes me a happy camper!

    I did not feel like I saw immediate results, but I was able to see the results within the first week to 10 days.  I was very pleased with that, so I will continue to purchase these Olay Regenerist products, and probably try others!

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    Jack the Giant Slayer Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet) - Giveaway

    Disclosure:  I received information from PartnersHub and Warner Bros. and no compensation was received. Prize will be sent by sponsor.

     Warner Bros. is proud to announce the arrival of Jack the Giant Slayer released on DVD & Blu-ray on June 18!

    Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them and rescue the princess!

    The question is... are you courageous enough to rescue the princess? Are you brave like Jack?  Take the quiz to find out!

     About Jack the Giant Slayer:
    Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend... and gets the chance to become a legend himself! Directed by Brian Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns)

    Starring: Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy), Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Moulin Rouge!), and Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones).


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    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    Celebrate National Hot Dog Month - Recipes

    Disclosure: No compensation of any kind was received. I thought it was interesting and wanted to share!

    July Is National Hot Dog Month –
    Celebrate America’s Birthday with Hot Dogs and America’s #1 Mustard!

    Chester, NJ (June 2013) Did you know that hot dogs and mustard were both introduced in 1904 at the St. Louis Worlds Fair? Ever since that time, hot dogs along with Mustard have been an integral part of America’s family summer celebrations – from ballgames and backyard gatherings to picnics and state fairs. French’s Mustard is and always has been, 100% natural, zero calories and gluten free. French’s is a delicious way to top your hot dog but it also adds a boost of flavor without the fat to all your barbecue favorites.


    In honor of America’s birthday and National Hot Dog Month, you can also try these recipes below that offer a twist on the traditional hot dog or visit www.frenchs.com for additional recipes. In the meantime, see how much you and your friends really know about the classic summer refreshment and check out these facts & figures:

    Fun Facts about Hot Dogs and Mustard*:

    ·      2.3 billion hot dogs are consumed during National Hot Dog Month which occurs in July.
    ·      During hot dog season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 7 billion hot dogs are consumed which translates to 818 hot dogs every second during that time period.
    ·      Mustard remains the most popular hot dog topping – 88% of hot dog eaters use mustard.
    ·      On July 4th, Americans will enjoy 155 million hot dogs—enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. over five times.
    ·      The first words Mickey Mouse ever uttered in a cartoon were “hot dogs” (in “The Karnival Kid, 1929). The cartoons he was featured in previously were silent ones.
    ·      U.S. soldiers in military posts around the world from Fort Meyers in Arlington, VA to Okinawa, Japan to Aqaba, Jordan, consumed 2.4 million hot dogs last year.
    ·      Classic Yellow mustard is 100% natural with zero calories and is also gluten free, making it one of the healthiest condiments.

    Important Dates:
    1839- Baseball invented by Abner Doubleday
    1903 – The inaugural World Series between the National League (formed in 1876) and American League (formed in 1900) champs.
    1904- French’s® Cream Salad (yellow) Mustard introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair.
    1915- French’s® Pennant became the brand’s official logo.
    1926- Reckitt and Coleman purchased RT French Company.
    2000- Reckitt and Coleman changed its name to Reckitt Benckiser, the current parent company of French’s® Mustard.
    2004- French’s® Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Classic Yellow Mustard
    2010- Today French’s® Mustard offers Spicy Brown, Honey, Honey Dijon, and Horseradish flavors in addition to its Classic Yellow Mustard and new Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce.

    * Courtesy of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council

    HOT DOG BURRITOS
    A quick, easy meal for back-to-school days. To serve for lunch, spoon bean mixture into Thermos®-style containers.  Great for serving at picnics, too!
    Prep Time: 5 min.   Cook Time: 5 min.

    1 (16 oz.) can            baked beans
    8                                  frankfurters, sliced 
    1/3 cup                       ketchup 
    2 tbsp.                        FRENCH’S® Classic Yellow® Mustard
    2 tbsp.                        brown sugar 
    8 (8 inch)                   flour tortillas, heated 

    1.   COMBINE beans, sliced frankfurters, ketchup, mustard and sugar in medium saucepan. Simmer about 5 min. to heat through.
    2.   SPOON mixture into tortillas, dividing evenly. Roll up jelly-roll style.  

    Makes 8 servings 

    Tip: Try topping dogs with FRENCH’S® French Fried Onions before rolling up! 

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    KIELBASA  & KRAUT HEROES
    For barbecues, place this mixture into a heavy foil pan. Cover and heat on grill 15 minutes. Spoon on heroes just before serving. 
    Prep Time: 20 minutes   Cook Time: 20 minute

    1 tbsp                         vegetable oil 
    2                                  large, red onions, cut in half lengthwise and  thinly sliced 
    2lbs                             kielbasa, thickly sliced 
    2 lbs                            sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained  
    1 can (12 ounces)    beer or non-alcoholic malt beverage
    1/2 cup                       FRENCH’S® Spicy Brown Mustard or FRENCH’S®
                                        Horseradish Mustard
    1 tbsp.                        caraway seeds 
    8                                  hot dog or hero-style buns 

    1.   Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add onions; cook 5 minutes or just until tender, stirring often.  Remove from skillet. 
    2.   Add kielbasa to skillet; cook and stir 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Drain off fat. Stir in onions, sauerkraut, beer, mustard and caraway seeds.  Cook over low heat 10 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Serve in buns. 

    Makes 8 servings 

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    GERMAN POTATO SALAD WITH GRILLED SAUSAGEGrill sausage at your next barbecue and add to potato salad just before serving.  Ideal for tailgating parties.
    Prep Time: 15 min. Cook Time: 15  min.

    2/3 cup                       prepared vinaigrette salad dressing  
    1/3 cup                       FRENCH’S® Spicy Brown Mustard or FRENCH’S® Horseradish Mustard
    1 tbsp.                        sugar 
    1 ½  lbs.                     red or boiling-type potatoes, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 
    1 cup                          chopped green bell pepper 
    1 cup                          chopped celery 
    ½  cup                        chopped onion 
    ½  lb.                           kielbasa or smoked sausage, split lengthwise 

    1.   MIX salad dressing, mustard and sugar in large bowl; set aside. 
    2.   COOK potatoes in boiling salted water to cover for 10 to 15 min. until potatoes are tender. Drain and transfer to bowl. Add bell pepper, celery and onion; set aside.
    3.   Grill sausage over medium-high heat until lightly browned and heated through. Cut into small cubes. Add to bowl with potatoes. Toss well to coat evenly. Serve warm. 

    Makes 6 to 8 servings 

    PLANES - Father's Day e-card

    Disclosure:  No compensation of any kind was received.  Disney provided me with the information and graphics.  I just wanted to share!

    Send Dad a PLANES e-card for Father's Day to let him know you care!

    Download Spend the day with dad! Father's Day Activities
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    Kids Bowl Free All Summer with AMF Summer Unplugged

    Disclosure:  I am blogging this in association with US Family Guide Bloggers.  All information was supplied to me.  For posting, I will be receiving a free bowling pass.  No monetary compensation was received! 

    KIDS BOWL FREE ALL SUMMER! Summer fun is just around the corner, and so are we. Sign-up for Summer Unplugged and Summer Pass now! Free bowling for kids all summer long! Kids registered in the Summer Unplugged program can bowl two games per day, every day, all summer long! Sign up today! https://freebowling.amf.com/?source=USFAMILY
    So what are you waiting for? Take your kids bowling and reconnect with your youth!
    ~Shelly~

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    My baby is a Sophomore!

    The past three weeks have been beyond hectic. Kat was placed on home bound for the remainder of the school year which meant she would take her exams at home. The only problem we really had was that they failed to send an instructor over for the first 2 weeks. She was sent a 25 page review for advanced world history as well as a 25 page review for geometry that needed to be completed and turned in. The World History consisted of about 125-150 words or phrases she needed to define or compare. The problem was that about half of them were NOT in the history book they had. All the worksheets and information refer to a totally different book. UGH!
    Kat took the geometry MSL (state test) after having one session with the instructor, and the history one after 2 sessions. We are both very happy to have all that behind us! Now we can get down to summer and relaxation...and hopefully she will continue to get better. She is thrilled that she will be starting drivers ed again next week!! Since she is back to normal, that means I should get that way! Thanks for bearing with us! I look forward to chatting with everyone and posting again...daily!