Monday, July 3, 2017

Collapsible Soft Sided Thermal Insulated Cooler Bag

Me and my husband are always on road trips for various reasons: doctors' appointments, visiting relatives, mini vacations, checking out farmers' markets and specialty stores on other towns, etc. Getting drinks along the way can get pricey specially during the summer because you gotta keep hydrated and it sure gets hot out here in Texas!

I was very excited to try this Collapsible Soft Sided Thermal Insulated Bag from Wilcampro, because it is slim and not bulky and most importantly, it is easier to carry around! I have also been using this bag on my Costco trips. It allows me time to go to different stores after grocery shopping, without fear of any of products going bad on me due to the the hotter weather. I just put ice packs in the bag and I am all set!


  • GREAT DESIGN FOR EASY COMFORTABLE CARRYING & USE – Super light for easy carrying this cooler holds its weight well with beefy side handles for easy lifting and a nice long detachable, adjustable shoulder strap with padded shoulder rest for extra carrying comfort. There's a useful outside pocket for small items like napkins and the cooler's wide zip top opening makes it easy to pack and retrieve items. This soft sided cooler fits great in the car, golf cart, kayak or just about anyplace else!
  • VERSATILE, STURDY, STYLISH, HEAVY DUTY SOFT SIDED INSULATED COOLER BAG – This cooler holds an impressive amount of stuff in its roomy interior with its 24 can soft pack size and 15 liter capacity. It's a winner no matter what type of trip you plan: the best soft cooler for weekends away, outdoor picnics, BBQs, beach, camping, travel, golf, boating, parties, sporting events, kayaking, family outings, fishing, road trips or as a carry on bag.
  • WELL BUILT COOLER BAG FOR DURABILITY AND ICE RETENTION – Robust, heavy duty construction with a tough durable exterior and webbing straps that resist rips and tears. Insulated with super thick heavy duty high density insulation for excellent ice retention. This thermal cooler will keep your ice, food, beers or other drinks cold or hot for a long time wherever you go! Compression clips on the side buckle down the extended zipper to keep cooler for longer and for easier carrying and stowing.
  • SPACE SAVING DESIGN FOR EASY STORAGE – This portable cooler folds away nicely collapsing to just 3". When not in use it folds flat under the car seat, in the closet or under the sink. As a collapsible travel cooler it folds easily down into your suitcase or works great as carry on luggage then every day on the beach as a cooler. This lunch cooler bag holds it shape well so no more flopping over and the compression buckles prevent shifting meaning no more spilled groceries.
  • SUPER EASY TO CLEAN WHATEVER YOU USE IT FOR – The strong internal liner with heat welded seams is both leakproof and anti microbial resisting mold, mildew and odor and making it so easy to clean and keep clean. Whether you use it for picnics, food, beer, wine, ice, medicines or groceries the easy clean tough exterior surfaces make this stylish lightweight mid size cooler a must.

Get your Collapsible Soft Sided Thermal Insulated Cooler Bag by Wildcampro through This Link.

Disclaimer: As a blogger, I am often provided Press Sample kits by companies for consideration and/or review purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for others. I refuse to review or endorse products that I have not or will not personally try. Needless to say, I may be a product reviewer but my thoughts are real and none of the things I say on my reviews are made up or fake – they are all based on my experience/s with whatever product I am reviewing. I’m just a regular consumer and I appreciate reading and giving honest feedback about products that regular people like me use on a daily basis or consider buying. My views and opinions are from a customer/end user’s standpoint.

Thank you so much for checking my blog out and stay tuned for my next blog post!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

NEW ARM & HAMMER (TM) Truly Radiant (TM)

I just started using this new Arm and Hammer Truly Radiant Toothpaste and Spinbrush that Smiley360 sent me. So far so good! #SmileBrighter with Arm & Hammer(TM) Truly Radiant Toothpaste & Toothbrush. Receive $0.50 off

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I Just Joined Smiley360

I Just Joined Smiley360: I just became a Smiley360 member! Discover and review exciting brands for free, too! Sign-up at #therecamethiswoman *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Dayspring's "Love Came Down Collection" Giveaway

I recently blogged about the wonderful items that Dayspring has so graciously shared with me. If you haven't had the chance to read the article/review yet, please go to this link.

This wonderful company was kind enough to sponsor a to my wonderful readers and subscribers - here's your chance to receive all the items that Dayspring shared with me!

Please go to this link: "Love Came Down Collection Giveaway"   for a chance to win these wonderful and inspiring items. Please note that this giveaway is open to US Residents only.

Please visit  Inspired Deals, for more beautiful products that promote inspiration and encouragement. These products and this website in particular is very near and dear to my heart, because it truly is a home for the hearts of women.

Disclaimer: All the products in this showcased in this blog entry were sent to me for free by Dayspring. However, I was not compensated for my opinions – they are all my own.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Love. Faith. Hope.

Almost a year ago, I was very sick and never thought I would ever regain total control of my health. Needless to say, I was down and out - and very scared. My diabetes took on a very scary turn, and was slowly affecting my kidneys, liver and even my heart. During those times, I had nothing to turn to but my faith and no one else to hold onto but my family and closest friends.

The "Love Came Down" collection reminds me day in and out of how faith and love can move mountains and heal broken spirits.

A year later...I am still here - with a clean bill of health.

Happy. Healthy. Loved.

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." -  Luke 2:11
I remember all the positive things that kept me going when I was very sick, every time I look at the beautiful collection that  Dayspring was kind enough to share with me.

Love, beauty, happiness - they all exist in great abundance. We just have to open our eyes and hearts to witness and experience them.

Please visit  Inspired Deals, for more beautiful products that promote inspiration and encouragement. These products and this website in particular is very near and dear to my heart, because it truly is a home for the hearts of women.

Disclaimer: All the products in this showcased in this blog entry were sent to me for free by Dayspring. However, I was not compensated for my opinions - they are all my own.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Low Carb Recipe: Coconut Flour & Milled Flaxseed Peanut Butter Cookies

I am an ex-diabetic who's always on the lookout for low carb products that I can incorporate in my daily meals. One of my latest finds is Coconut Flour - which ranks very low in the Glycemic Index. It only has 6 grams of effective, slow-release carbohydrates per serving and as you can see these carbs are mostly fiber.

This product is ideal for diabetics, ex-diabetics and for those who are simply conscious about their health and over-all well being. It is gluten-free - and we all know that gluten is highly allergenic. It's also high in fiber, which aids in the absorption of sugar in the blood stream and lowering cholesterol levels. It effectively aids in the prevention of heart disease and diabetes. Lastly, it is loaded with protein - which is very helpful in weight loss.

Here's one of my favorite "Coconut Flour" Recipes: Coconut Flour and Milled Golden Flaxseed Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Preheat oven at 375 degrees fahrenheit.
  • In a bowl, mix sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and peanut butter.
  • Gradually stir in Coconut Flour and mix well.
  • Add optional ingredient (a personal favorite of mine) - Wildroots Milled Golden Flaxseed.
  • Drop by spoonfuls on a baking sheet/pan lined with parchment paper. Make sure the cookies are 2 inches apart. Note: Indentations on the cookie were made using a fork.
  • Bake for about 14 minutes.
  • Let it cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
Our health is in our hands but we need not deprive ourselves of the things we enjoy eating, just because we have to be conscious of what we should ingest. It's always a matter of doing your homework and looking for healthier substitutes for ingredients that we're used to cooking with.

Disclaimer: I’m no health guru, dietician, what-have-you. I’m just a normal consumer and an “ex-diabetic” who appreciates honest feedback about products that I use on a regular basis or consider buying. That is why I am paying it forward and giving reviews/opinions of my own on products that I have bought and used. My views and opinions are from a customer/end user’s standpoint.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Product Review: NYC Individual Eyes Palette

I received this NYC Individual Eyes Palette from Influenster, and it's one of the many amazing products inside the Beauty Bloggers Voxbox 2012. It was a pretty interesting kit, because it had all the essential eye products that you’ll need in one compact palette.

I have always been loyal to my favorite high end brands - so naturally, I didn't know if I'd like this product/brand or not. Also, some of the product were all over the palette (may have been caused by shipping), so I did not know what to expect as far as the quality goes. I have never used this brand before so I was also very interested in the pigmentation of each individual eye shadow color.

Pros and Product Highlights:
  • The suggested retail price for this palette is $4.99 – very affordable!

  • It has 4 eye shadows that were respectively labeled (contouring, highlight, crease) according to how/where they should be used which makes it ideal for pros and beginners alike.

  • This little palette also comes with an eye base/primer and an illuminator. I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised at how these two components work – the quality is good! I have been using the illuminator on my face as well, as part of my “contouring” routine. I really like it!

  • The eye shadows are highly pigmented – what you see is what you get.
  • The colors don’t flake or bleed around the eye area when used in conjunction with the eye base/primer and MAC’s Fix Plus. It smudges/bleeds under the eyes a wee bit (where I like putting extra color before using a kohl pencil to line my lower lash area – hope I made sense!) if you don’t use setting sprays like Fix Plus or Skindinavia.

DISCLAIMER: I did not purchase any of these products. They were sent to me by Influenster for review and blogging purposes. I’m just a regular consumer and I appreciate honest feedback about products that regular people like me use on a daily basis or consider buying. My views and opinions are from a customer/end user’s standpoint.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Creative Bioscience 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge….Here I Come!!!

Almost a year and 185 pounds ago, I was a full blown type 2 diabetic who had no clue what to do to address this health condition. I started with turning my eating habits around and hitting the gym religiously with my favorite workout buddy - my husband. After months of regular gym routines and healthier meal choices, my weight went down from 185 to 148 pounds (hurray!). My doctor informed me that according to my latest blood panel results, my blood sugar level was that of a normal person’s numbers. I was also informed that I am no longer a candidate for any heart conditions and that my blood pressure was back to normal.

Everything should have been well and dandy after all this right?! Well…not exactly, because according to my endocrinologist, I still have a certain percentage of body fat that I have to lose in order to attain that clean bill of health that I am aiming for. I’m 5’6” and a healthy weight for my frame is around 125 to 130 pounds. Try as I might though…I seem to be stuck at 148 pounds and I cannot figure out what else I need to incorporate in my routine and lifestyle to lose those last 23 annoying pounds. If my reasons all bordered on vanity – I wouldn’t have cared that much. But after experiencing a lot of health problems due to diabetes (e.g. protein leakage, kidney problems, heart and blood pressure concerns…to name a few), I was bound and determined to be healthy and stay healthy.

These frustrating issues that have been weighing heavy on my mind lately, have all been answered when Creative Bioscience contacted me to be a part of the 90 day Weight Loss Challenge. I guess I was in the right place (errr…more like cyberspace) at the right time and I couldn’t be happier!

I was asked to choose a product from their website and blog about why I chose it. I decided to accept the challenge and chose... *insert drumroll here* Raspberry Ketone 1234! They have plenty of other wonderful products to choose from but I picked Raspberry Ketone because it addresses my weight loss and health goals. This is a supplement that I see myself taking on a regular basis.

For those of you who don't know what Raspberry Ketone is, it's the characteristic in raspberries that gives it its distinct flavor and aroma. It's also been proven in a few studies to help release fat and store less of it – PERFECT for my health goals! It was shown in a 2005 study to protect the liver against fat build up in mice who ate a high-fat enriched diet.

My main goal in this 90 day challenge is to drop 23 pounds and to significantly lower my Body Mass Index numbers. Creative Bioscience 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge….here I come!!!

If you're a blogger and want to be a part of this challenge as well, you can go visit this website:

I'll keep y'all posted on this health journey - so stay tuned!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce Product Update and Giveaway Winners

I do not have enough good words to say about Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce and the company behind this new-found kitchen staple of mine. Their products are great and the people behind these culinary elixirs are wonderful individuals. Click here for the complete product review.

Since we got our complimentary bottles for the review, me and my husband have used and incorporated it in so many recipes. We specially love using it whenever we bake or grill meat  on our Foreman and traditional outdoor grill.

A few days ago, I received another packagel from Country Bob's. I was so excited to see that they sent me a barbeque/grilling set! Fortunately, we still had some me and my husband wasted no time and put our new toys to work!

PHOTO ABOVE: The Grilling Set sent by Country Bob's
PHOTO ABOVE: We used Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce as part of our marinade mix.

I was fortunate that  I was given this chance to do a product review on a product that I am proud to write about and endorse. I am also excited to share this culinary experience with the winners of my "Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce Product Giveaway'! The winners were electronically picked via and they are:


Thank you to those who took part in this giveaway and congratulations to the winners!

Disclaimer: These bottles of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce were sent to me for product review and blogging purposes. I did not pay for these items, nor am I getting monetary compensation for posting an honest review about this product. My views and opinions are from a customer/end user’s standpoint.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Product Review : Bath and Body Works Candles

How much do I love candles?! Let me count the ways…

Kidding aside…I have always loved “smell good stuff” in my home. I think I have them all – plug ins, oil warmers, sprays and my personal favorite – candles! There’s just something soothing and romantic about lighting candles. It instantly transforms the atmosphere in any room – which is why I have always been a candle fanatic!

I love “matching” my candles to what season it is but I have to say that my favorite ones are the fall and winter scents from Bath and Body Works. When I saw that this “colder season” staple of mine was included in my Influenster's Beauty Bloggers Voxbox 2012, I was in “smell good heaven” because not only did they give me a mini candle for free…they also included a coupon that I could use to purchase up to 5 candles at a discounted rate.

Hurray for the candle aficionado in me!

PHOTO ABOVE: I was supposed to use these in December - in time for the Christmas Season. However, I love these scents so much and couldn't help but light them - which explains why they're all used up now! "Sparkling Icicles" has that clean, winter smell that I am absolutely in love with. When I have this scent lit up, I am reminded of pine trees, snow...and Christmas!  "Frosted Cranberry", on the other hand, has that fun/festive berry scent that I really like. It has the right amount of tang and does not smell overly sweet - it's definitely worth checking out, y'all!Photobucket

PHOTO ABOVE: "Nutmeg and Spice" was the mini candle that Influenster included in my Voxbox. Most of the candles that I purchase from BBW are made by Slatkin & Co. but this one is by White Barn. The smell of this candle is absolutely divine - it smells like pastries, cakes and desserts. It has the same undertones as Vanilla Snowflake (another winter favorite of mine)...with hints of its namesake coming through (nutmeg and spice).

  • The packaging of these candles are awesome. They look like home d├ęcor even without candle sleeves!
  • The quality of the candles are stellar. The smell is great from the first time you light it up ‘til the very last drop of wax in the container.
  • There’s no “candle wax smell” when you light these babies up. That’s probably one of the reasons why I prefer BBW Candles over the less expensive ones that you normally find in stores or groceries.
  • Bath and Body Works offers good customer service – and on those rare occasions that you don’t like how a candle you picked out smells like, you can always go back and get it replaced with another scent. It happened to me when I picked out the “Pineapple and Mango” scent. It just didn’t work out for my smellers so I took it back and had it replaced hassle-free. Customer Service can make or break a product – so kudos to BBW coz y’all are doing a wonderful job on keeping your customers happy and satisfied!
  • It is pricier than some candle brands out in the market – but BBW always has great sales and coupons! Also, the price is at par with the quality that you’re getting…so I’m a happy customer, regardless.

I’ve been a Bath and Body Works gal for years on end…and their candles are one (out of many) of my favorite items from their store. So without a shadow of a doubt…I will buy their candles again…and again…and again. I’m sure y’all get the point – lol!

DISCLAIMER: I did not purchase all of these products. Some were sent to me by Influenster for review and blogging purposes. The other candles were purchased at a very discounted rate using coupons sent by Influenster. I’m just a regular consumer and I appreciate honest feedback about products that regular people like me use on a daily basis or consider buying.  My views and opinions are from a customer/end user’s standpoint.