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Hydrate your skin with Kroger Body Wash

      Kroger Hydrate Shea Butter Body Wash rates right up there with Olay, at half the cost. I was surprised. After using Kroger Hydrate in the shower for a few weeks, I read the label and found that it contained no soap. I felt clean, soft, and smooth and my skin had the pleasing scent of Shea butter. I Love it when my husband complements me after hugging me, that I smell good! He always follows his comment up with “Mmmmm” and when he asks what I am wearing, I tell him it’s just my body wash.

Although I have used Olay Moisture body wash in the past, it is not my usual brand.  Kroger Hydrate Shea Butter Body Wash is identical to the name brand Olay, but, it’s 24 ounce pump bottle is about half the cost, making it very economical.  In today’s high cost living, thrift doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality.  With Kroger you no longer have to pay more to get the same results. Their Hydrate body wash lathers into a bubbly, fresh scented cleanser. It didn’t dry my skin at all.   I #GotItFree as a BzzAgent @Kroger.

Hydrate Shea Butter Body Wash at Kroger

Hydrate Shea Butter Body Wash at Kroger


Kroger Cocoa Butter Lotion takes me to the beach!

Oh beauty isle, here I come! I headed straight for my local @Kroger a few days after getting home from a recent Florida trip. It rained while I was there, and I wasn’t able to enjoy the beach or outdoors like we had planned.

When I got to the Kroger beauty care isle, I searched for the scent that captured what I was missing on my trip to the beach. Cocoa butter! Kroger’s version, I #GotItFree  in Cocoa Butter is Ah-maze-ing!!!!! (compares equally to Vaseline brand lotion)

I love this stuff. The smell just took me to my towel on the beach. I closed my eyes and I was transported to my sandy spot alongside the ocean where seagulls gracefully fly overhead. Where waves splash against the surf and sand. Kroger Cocoa Butter Lotion took me there, and takes me there every single time I rub it into my skin. It glides on smooth as silk. It’s not heavily perfumed; it’s just the right amount. The lotion is not too thick- it doesn’t weigh you down or feel sticky. There’s no greasy feel either. And, did I mention the scent?

The price is almost half off top name brand lotions. Kroger Cocoa Butter skin care lotion makes S”cents” to me~It’s a keeper!

Kroger Cocoa Butter has me dreamin of the beach!

Kroger Cocoa Butter has me dreamin of the beach!

Aches & pains “when” is the right time to go to the hospital?

We all go through it.  One day we find our self waking up, having aches and pains everywhere.  From a stiff neck, (that simply could mean you may have cricked your neck or slept in a awkward position), to a incredibly sore back, (which might lead to a suggestive “replacement” of your bed mattress). No matter how bad your pain seems, it often feels like a waste of time, effort, and money to go to your family physician to get a check-up, only to be told to just “wait and see”.
The one pain that seems to frequently alarm us however, is the one that involves the heart. Any flutter, tension, cramp or mysterious feeling in the frontal chest region, always makes one stop and think of all the possibilities. What did you have to eat the night before……maybe you have indigestion. Did you pull a muscle? Maybe it was the lifting of that heavy box over your head yesterday, when you were cleaning the garage? Perhaps you raked the yard of it’s leaves just a little too much and over worked yourself.  You think you might want to take it easy today, and put off the housecleaning.

Not oddly enough, other feelings may enter your mind. Slowly you begin to feel your chest, as if to massage the pain away. Maybe even assume that if you found a lump, a bruise, or discoloration; it might solve your dilemma. Something, anything, may just as well be better than the thought or assumption that it may just as well be your heart. When we think of the heart, and problems with it, it seems like an end all or a final blow. At least, that is how I feel.
After you ponder for a while, before climbing out of bed, you try to think of many different “happy thoughts” that will ease the pain you may be imagining you’re having. You putter through your morning. Enjoy a cup of tea, maybe some toast or a good breakfast with all the fixins. Your pain is still there.  Not getting any worse at this point, you continue about your morning routine. Getting showered, dressed etc.

Now, before I go any further, I must say this. Far too many people like myself, take the “wait and see” approach. Be smart. Do NOT do that. If you have any of the symptoms I have had and will continue to explain…..GO to the doctor immediately.  What I did was wrong. What I did, was stupid. By not going to the emergency room right away, I very well could have endangered my life. Be smarter than me!

That being said,  it all happened to me, this past week. I headed out the door to Continue reading

Vitameatavegamin VEGGIE BURGER!!!

I recently had the opportunity, as a BzzAgent, to try my first Veggie burger

from MorningStar Farms®.
I truly enjoyed my Grillers California Turk’y burger with avocados(another first for me) & tomatoes.

On a Kaiser roll with the California Turk’y Burger, I added lettuce and tomato slices and it tasted so delicious. I paired it with Garlic mashed potatoes, Orange & Apple slices. An all around healthy meal!

Meatless Monday

Morningstar Meatless Mondays Turkey burger

Here it is! I went Vegan for at least a day. Since I am not much for red meats, this wasn’t too hard for me. However, I am a very picky person. I was gung ho when I signed up for this campaign with BzzAgent.com and when I received the coupon packet in the mail, I started to get a little leary of actually “trying” it myself. I figured, well, maybe, just maybe, I can let my family experiment with it, and give me “their” feedback.

I headed to the store, and searched the isles for the frozen section that carried Morningstar Farms products. Hmmm. Oh no. I am getting nervous now. Darn, girl. You can do this, I said to myself. Just pick out something with turkey or chicken in it. That’s all I eat anyways. So, I grabbed a box of Grillin California Turk’y Burgers. I headed to the produce department, and nabbed a head of lettuce and a couple of juicy ripe tomatoes. Also picked up a few fruits while I was there!

In the kitchen, I popped the Grillen California Turk’y Burgers in the oven (real simple), and decided to make some Garlic mashed potatoes as our side dish. I also sliced  up Granny Smith Apples and some sweet California bright Oranges.  I prepared the dinner plates for the family, (while contemplating ravioli for myself…….Nahhhhhh) I made up a plate for myself. I thought to myself. Grin and bare it kid! Suck it up. Be strong. Be brave. Be…..adventurous.


I took a much hesitant, but rather large bite of this Turk’y burger on the huge Kaiser roll. Which, I might add….I do NOT like those big buns!  I was (no lie), Astounded, by how much I liked it. Before my shocked husband could ask me how I liked it, I took a second bite. Just to be sure I wasn’t tricked.  WoW. I really like this. I never, ever, ever would have tried this on my own. (Had I not had a free coupon and a obligation to Bzz about it 😉 I really, in all honesty, can not believe I liked it. It tastes great. Not at all what I was expecting.

On the somewhat dark side……..

I thought the patty was flat. Skinny. Lacking at first glance. My only gripe!

I expected it to taste like most “healthy” foods do…….like cardboard.

How on earth could this measly little piece of meat, deliver a satisfied meal?

Well, it did. Between the Huge bun, the lettuce, tomato, apples and orange slices and the garlic mashed potatoes……I was stuffed. After all….it was initially meant to be a “Healthy” meal. I think I did pretty good at trying something new, and keeping it a little on the lighter side.

So. Will I purchase another box of MorningStar Farms® ?

You Betcha!


I am a BzzAgent, and am given FREE products or coupons for products, to try, in exchange for an honest opinion on them.