Tuesday, July 31, 2012

@KLUTCHclub JULY Product Review! @mightyLeaf

Klutchclub.com promises to indulge you with $50 worth of expert-curated health, wellness, and fitness products, delivered right to your door. You'll get healthy food and drinks, workouts and apparel, skincare products, supplements, and more!

Here's what we thought of the JULY box (pictured above!)

Three packs of Mighty Leaf, delicious handcrafted tea blends from around the world. MY FAVORITE new item. I am a coffee fanatic. I usually get samples of chamomile tea, and they always taste nasty. I assumed it was the chamomile I didn't like. Apparently not. This tea I didn't have high hopes for. I'm such a pessimist. To put it simply: I am not a hot tea drinker. I was raised in the South, and we drink Iced Tea. I even put ice in my coffee (though NOW I will drink it hot) in any case, hot tea is NOT my cup of tea. It is simply fascinating I enjoyed this tea as much as I did. Out of five stars, I give it 500. I actually considered purchasing it online, but I hate paying shipping costs. Lucky for me I found it on the shelf (TODAY!) at my local Publix, I sure enough bought it for $7.99. (25 bags)
The tea comes in intricate mesh/cloth weaved satchels, sewed with real threads: it's so fancy! I feel luxuriously pampered drinking it. It has whole green tea leaves and real bits of fruit in them. The best one was the Chamomile Citrus Mighty leaf and the Peach (also included) was also scrumptious. There was also an Earl Gray. They also carry (not included) a jasmine and an African nectar that I would LOVE to try!

Molecule R
"A natural emulsifier that allows liquids to transform into foam, making your sauces light, voluminous, and incredibly flavorful." I have yet to try this. The brochure was long and (sorry!) boring, and confusing. I tried to read it and figure it out, but I went all ADHD on it, and put it away and forgot about it. I wasn't sure if this was a thickening agent for soaps, or what to do with it, and I still don't...

A natural liquid Vitamin B-12 supplement helping to combat chronic fatigue, regulate metabolic pathways, and maintain the central nervous system. I received a little "shot" of b12, and I was expecting it to taste nasty! it didn't. It tastes really good. Gave me a bunch of energy too, and definitely a product I would use again!

Truvia® Natural Sweetener
Truvia® natural sweetener is the first natural, great-tasting, zero-calorie sweetener born from the leaves of the stevia plant. Try it in coffee and tea, sprinkle it on fruit, yogurt and cereal and add it to anything that needs a little sweetness. I have always loved Truvia. I have bought it numerous times and the little box of packets was too cute. Especially since I drink coffe constantly I appreciated the coupon that was included in it, and especially the coupons very far-off expiration date. That's important to me. I like to plan out my coupons well in advance. I despise 'short-term"  (that's what I call them...) coupons.
I used these packets in my Mighty Leaf Tea. Truvia is better for you than other sugar substitutes. Fact.

A movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts. Nia has created a customized class for KLUTCHclub members and their guests this month, worth over $50! Sadly, this was something I also wouldn't use. it is money saving coupons for workout gear. However- I own enough workout gear, and since it wasn't free, I couldn't justify using it. I still have it if anyone wants it. First to holler on my Facebook page will get it.

Zoye Oil is a  healthy vegetable oil low in saturated fat, and rich in Vitamin E and Omega 3 and 6. I used this to cook Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry and it was quite delish. Recipe below review. One wordYUM!

Mineral Hygenics
This makeup contains four ingredients and is 100% all natural, allowing your skin breathe in hot summer months. Included is a $15 gift certificate with no purchase restrictions! Mineral Hygienics review & giveaway IRONICALLY will be posted tomorrow here on L of E so look for that. It was incredibly ironic that a coupon for Mineral Hygienics was included in the Klutch Club.
 I sure wish I could've picked the box that was sent, the August Klutchclub box would've been a better fit. I know for a fact that Aloe Juice in that box is AMAZING (I've had it before, years ago) and also, I had to pay shipping for the item. Now, being that the shipping was 7$ for one lipstick.... I did feel that a tad bit unfair. My shipping from the Disney store was only 4.50. For a box of clothes. That doesn't seem right. It was so hot outside I expected the lipstick to be melted. Luckily, it was intact. It super pretty! I picked shade Champagne. I guess it was cool, since I didn't get any lipstick with the MH review. All I got was their powder, which is why I didn't use this coupon to purchase powder. They sent me like 10 already. Ok, facetious, probably 6 or 7.
Mineral-Hygienics-Cosmetics-Fan-Page - FB

Gourmet shortbread cookies made with just four natural ingredients. This 100-year old recipe comes from France and can be the perfect, delicious finish to a summer party. These cookies, I got one little bite of, and my 2 year old promptly snatched. What I did taste- I thoroughly enjoyed. They reminded me of the cookies your (OK.... MY) Grandmother used to always have sitting around that came in the metal blue tin... You know- and the cookies all tasted the same, but looked different? They came "wrapped" in cupcake sleeves (for some strange reason) well, long-story-short; the grandma cookies tasted like these. Only these are much more delicious. Two thumbs up from me. Devonny clearly liked them, she demolished the entire package in record time. I loved the fact that they only have 4 natural ingredients. In today's day & age where so many things you can't pronounce are in our foods, this is a rare and honorable trait to have among foods.
Facebook.com/goulibeur :  " Klutch clubbers get your on-line discount while it lasts..whats the code...ok...lean in.....the code is...Klutch1....get them while they last! Discounts in our French tins - makes perfect hostess gifts for your next party and our perfectly sized sticks for coffee or cocktails!www.bretongourmet.com "

At 60-80 calories per can, Cascal is a great substitute for sugary soda. This natural soft drink is crafted with natural juices and fermented for fuller flavor. Fermented soda: umm.. not so much. Thank goodness (surprisingly) Giana (my 7 year old) LOVED it. I was shocked, really. I tasted it... and it did taste rotten fermented.  Like hunch punch without the jail cell. It is possible that this brand has huge supporters and people who do love it. Everyones's taste buds differ naturally. Ironically this company pitched to me, to do a blog review not too long ago. I told them NO. Funny it was in my Klutchclub box though.
My picture!!!


1 pound chicken breasts, cut in strips
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup baby carrots, cut in halves
1 cup fresh broccoli, cut in bite-size pieces
2 celery stalks, cut up
1 cup fresh zucchini, sliced
2 cups plus 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp flour
cooked rice

  • Cook vegetables in simmering water until crisp-tender. Cook chicken strips in a separate pan in oil, using salt and pepper to season. When chicken is cooked, add 2 cups water, the sugar and soy sauce. Mix until sugar is dissolved. After both chicken and vegetables are cooked, drain vegetables and transfer them to the chicken and soy sauce mixture. Bring to a boil, then simmer. Take 1/2 cup water, add flour and stir until flour is dissolved. Add to the simmering chicken and vegetable mixture. Simmer and stir occasionally for 5-10 minutes. Serve over rice.
The August Box in all it's glory!

So in conclusion,
some stuff I loved, and some did not. Just because I love it, doesn't mean you will. Just because I didn't love it, doesn't mean you won't. But I do recommend trying out Klutchclub. I think it's super neat how you get a sampling of things you might've not gotten to try or noticed otherwise. I would have never picked up a box of tea with Chamomile, let alone a 8$ box of it. But I am glad I did, because even though I am cheap frugal I did splurge on buying this tea tonight. In fact- I'm drinking it right now. I have Klutchclub to thank for introducing it to me.
I love how healthy the box encourages you to be.
So you may be wondering:
      "How much does the Klutchclub sampling program cost?"
The cost - what a steal!!!
8$ Shipping ***  You can but a recurring subscription on their website using the links in this post!

You might be interested to know- special Mens Boxes are launching soon. So this might be the perfect gift for the hard to shop for brother/dad/boyfriend/husband in your life. use the link to signup for the alert when it starts.

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Please see this link to see other giveaways I have RIGHT NOW! Giveaways  Right now, I have 6 that end at the end of this month, but more are added daily. So keep up with us on twitter or FB!

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Disclaimer*  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.

Stop the press! Another NEW Tinkerbell DISNEY movie! SECRET OF THE WINGS (10/23)!

Sparkling wings mean only one thing…Tinker Bell and Periwinkle are SISTERS! In anticipation of the October 23rd release of SECRET OF THE WINGS on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Hi-Def & DVD, we present you with this brand new trailer! Watch as a mysterious tale is unveiled for Disney's beloved pixie.


New Trailer - BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA 3 on Blu-ray & DVD 9/18!

On September 18th, Disney releases BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA 3: Viva La Fiesta! On Blu-ray & DVD! Fans who fell in love with Papi and Chloe in the box office hit “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” and their universally beloved litter of pups in “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2” (the #1 direct-to-video title of 2011*), will enjoy this exciting and playful new installment in the pedigreed franchise.

Fish are Friends, Not Food! In Theaters 9/14

Dory, Marlin, Nemo, and their fishy friends are coming to theaters September 14th for the first time in 3D!  “‘Finding Nemo’ was originally shot in 3D,” said John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and the film’s executive producer. “At last, with today’s technological advances, this spectacular underwater world can be seen as it was intended—showcasing its eye-popping detail and breathtaking colors to both theatrical and in-home audiences and creating atruly immersive experience.”

Eminem - Space Bound

Monday, July 30, 2012

Credit is owed - I'm here to give it.

Here are the top referring L of E sites
of TODAY, this week, this month, and all time.

Lets start with TODAY! (Above!)

  1. Online-sweepstakes brought me 80 hits today! thanks!!!
  2. AirplanesAndDragonflies (blogspot) brought me 20! Thanks girl! Every little bit helps, and over the years, you have brought me consistent traffic! YOU TOTALLY ROCK!~
  3. The ever dependable  Tight Wad in Utah  brought me 19 today! That's awesome, I have always listed there, and her's remains a button that will not be removed from L of E! (I'm super picky & only put personal friends buttons up, so being there on my sidebar, should be considered the highest compliment I can give another blogger. The sites on my sidebar are awesome. Check 'em out!


Here (below) we have this weeks top referring sites/urls!

 This weeks stats:
  1. Online-Sweepstakes netted me 472 Hits this week.
  2. TightWadInUtah brought in 226 hits alone.
  3. YouLikeHits.comYouLikeHits brought me 121 hits! That's awesome! Brand New site I just started using, it's kinda like Twiends, only increases more than just twitter #'s ... it can be Pinterest. Myspace, LinkedIn, Youtube, Google+Plus, Pageviews, among others.
  4. Bing, forever the butt of my Search jokes, even gave me some hits.50 looks like. Aw! Now I feel bad. HA!

This MONTHS referring sites/urls (ABOVE)

As you can see YOULIKEHITS has brought me 309 page views this month,. Particularly troubling, is I just clicked the referring sites (cultek & aptratings) & they both have the same spam, so I am wondering how I even got linked in to them? I do not see anything on their page that would being people to me from there.. so I am very confused.
MY all time TOP referrers (above)
  1. Good old trusty Google, that hosts amazing Blogger/Blogspot. My friend :)
  2. CuckooForCouponDeals 916! In a  year and a half the top Mommy Blog referrer to L of E!~ TYVM!~
  3. Next, Tight Wad In Utah in close 2nd with 804
  4. and  TerrisLittleHaven has brought me 261 hits!
Terri's Little Haven and Jenn Too

Thanks to everyone who links in to L of E!~

My all time Pageviews! (above)

Garfield apparently is WAYYY more popular than the Kardashians. :)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hey What Can I Do?

1 winner #HallmarkMoments will win 2 hallmark Storybooks arv 60$ 8/15

Meet Watson, a clever little raccoon who will steal your heart. Kids will love watching him come to life as you read key words aloud from his books. The newest book, Watson and the Case of the Shady Character comes with a vest for Watson to wear. Additional books includeWatson and the Case of the Sneaky Stealer (book included), Watson and the Case of the Missing Acorn and Watson and the Case of the Little Lost Caterpillar.
Each new book unlocks new phrases!!!

All the animals seem to be missing their treasures and Watson follows the clues to search for them.  This book is included when you buy Watson Story Buddy. When you say key words in the book (loudly) Watson chimes in at apprpriate moments, saying thing's such as
YOU READ "Watson, we could really use your help!"
Watson will chime in: "I'm on my way!"
The kids LOVE it!

Giana gets Watson for her Birthday

The girls (Lynzey, Ashelynn & Giana ) head to Giana's room to play with Watson!
This is Cooper, another Storybook Buddy!!!

The girls, (age 7-age 11) approve!!!

"I'm on my way!"
This is Nugget, another Storybook Buddy. There's even a Scooby Doo StoryBook buddy coming soon!!!!!

"Look Watson, It's you!"

This is a demo of Hallmark's Interactive Story Buddies in action. An adorable character chimes in as you and your little one read key phrases from a coordinating book. A Dr. Toy "10 Best Tech Products" winner! 

Smile pretty!

#giveaway #win 3 coupons arv 16$ Purex & Honey Bunches of Oats!! 8/15

One lucky reader of this post will win a HBO coupon good for $4.49 off (1) 13oz or larger box! PLUS TWO Purex Lets Be Honest Campaign Coupons Good for up to 6$ off two bottles of Purex. I know I shouldn't tell you this, but I use my Purex Coupons for any Purex I want, whether it's listed on the coupon or not. The stores never seem to care. Also, you can buy the BIG bag of Purex Ultra Packs and get it for only a few dollars, since your coupon will save you 6$.. That means, if your store has it for 9$ you will only pay 3$!!! (small notice here: The coupon is for the Purex Triple Detergent only, if your store's clerks aren't cool {or lazy?} like mine, don't blame me!) :)


Laundry detergent. It's one of those things in life that we can't live without, but unfortunately is pretty expensive. I have been able to get a few great deals on laundry detergent using sales and coupons, but these finds have been few and far between for me.

  • Tide 2x Concentrated, Original 64 loads $12.99 ($.20/load) 
  • Tide Powder Detergent, Free Sensitive Skin 40 loads $8.49 ($.21/load) 
  • Gain 2x Concentrated, Original 32 loads $6.99 ($.22/load) 
  • All 2x Concentrated, Stainlifter 64 loads $9.99 ($.16/load) 
  • Dreft 2x Concentrated 64 loads $18.65 ($.29/load) 
  • Purex 2x Concentrated, Original 32 loads $5.29 ($.17/load)


Purex always has some type of promotions going whether its something to win, or a great coupon at CVS or Walgreens. Right now Purex has several promotions to enter and win detergent, and they usually do. One contest is through Pinterest "Pin It to Win It!"

All you have to do is signup for these and you might win!

So in order to win, there will be 4 possible entries per person!
  1. 1st, comment that you want to win.
  2. 2nd, "like MY FB pg: LocomotionOfExpressions  or the Purex FB Page  and write on whichever wall that you are entering here on Locomotion of Expressions wanting the Honey Bunches of Oats & Purex Coupons.
  3. 3rd, Pin (on Pinterest) the hilarious SomeEcards photo below. In order to win, simply look for the share links along the bottom of the post and click "more" and scroll the the P's. (The BIG orange + (plus) sign!!)
  4. 4th, Lets Be Honest: Say something you've been wanting to get off your chest Scary Mommy Style!

After you do each task, comment that you did. Please do no more than 4 entries!
Entries will be validated upon giveaway periods end 8/15/2012 at NOON Eastern.
Good Luck!
Winner will have 48 hours to reply to the winning email and the winners name will also appear on this blogs Facebook Page!!!
Coupons expire on 12/31/13 & 6/30/13 HBO

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*Disclaimer*  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.

#giveaway & review of Vizardz - win a custom made personalized frosted glass nightlight 8/15 arv $39

A picture is worth a thousand words.
Here's how it looks fresh out of the box....

This is how it slips in to the plastic frame,

Here's the picture I chose that I adore, a picture from my  Tea Collection Review/Giveaway . I actually love all of those pictures, that's why there are so many. :)
Look closely & you can see the 2.5D of the picture onto the front of the image. You put it in color side backwards (facing wall).
Here it is, the front of the picture. The color shines through.
The inside image. They are so cute!~
Can you see Devonny is 2.5D? It was hard to get a good clear image of it.
Plugged it in, Devonny is excited, watching....
Aw! We love it!!!! My Mother tried to steal it.. :) Not really, it was a joke but I know she really likes it. 
Not only do they make nightlights (available in different sizes, and color/mono for prices 38$-58$), they also make light boxes, ornaments $54-154$ (available in 3 sizes priced 68$-220$), and even 3D Sculptures! (prices below) I am so very interested in their personalized and made-to-order products!!! The unique aspect of their personalized night lights, ornaments and light boxes is that they can be completely personalized and you can have your own photo carved into the light panel.
What's neat about the Monochrome night lights, is where mine has color, there is no a picture inside at all only the depth differences, the shadow creates the picture on its own.

I hope this  giveaway shows you just how fun these products would be for you to keep or to share as gifts for any occasion.
Enter below using the Rafflecopter! The giveaway will end on 8/15/2012. The Rafflecopter widget will reflect time remaining and will stop taking entries when the giveaway period is over. Any questions or issues please refer to this blogs Facebook page. Please read all 
rules & disclaimers!!  The entrant will have 48 hours from the time of announcement to claim prize by replying to email. This winners name should also appear on this blogs Facebook Fan Page!!!
So what do I think?
Of course I love it!!!!  I just know your going to like love this product as much as I do!!!

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*Disclaimer*  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.

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