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Wishing you all a Happy New Year's!

May 2017 Be A Wonderful Year Filled With Good Health, Happiness, Success, and Blessings! Thank you for your support!


Do Your Favorite High Heels Have Your Feet More Bah Humbug Than Joyful?

Sole Patches

Have you been that Bride or Bridesmaid that along with the rest of the bridal party took her shoes off once the pictures are over and switched them out for something comfortable?

Do you wear high heels as a part of your work attire and by the end of your shift long for those bunny slippers?

Are you a Rock Star or Performer and wear high heels during your show?

Or do you just love the way high heels make your legs look or the added height they give you?

Between my days in the corporate world, being a Bride, a Bridesmaid a Maid of Honor, a God Mother, Charity Balls, Military Balls as well as other events I’ve been that gal, I AM THAT GAL!! Heck I was THAT Bride even! Lol

So, what can you do when your love of cute, stylish or classic Strappy Sandals, Boots, Booties, High Heels or Pumps, but they have your tootsies singing the blues?? Sole Patches, that’s what you can do to make them tootsies happier!

So, before you throw out your favs, consider giving Sole Patches a try. Sole Patches aren’t just a barrier like Moleskin, but give you the add padding where you want it in your trouble issues in your favorite shoes.

I have been that gal, I have given away countless shoes I had wished I had just found something that would have made the shoes comfortable or comfortable again!

Are Sole Patches perfect or will they work with every shoe or for everyone? Probably not, but after a week of trying them out in a host of shoes and even directly on my feet as they suggest, I do think they are versatile and cool!

Though Sole Patches are meant for the Soles of your feet, like placement directly on your ball of your foot or heels, plus they said you can put them directly into your shoes, I also felt since they are easily cut are great for those shoes they can cause those painful heel blisters as well or help with a shoe that is a little too big!

Now for me I preferred adding Sole Patches directly to my shoes, because I liked the fee better this way, though I did try them directly to the ball of my foot, it just seemed more comfortable directly in my shoes, but I am sure this is a personal choice and would depend if you planned on changing shoes and still wanted the Sole Patches without having to apply them in all the shoes you planned on wearing that day.

Sole Patches are a great nude color, offer nice padding without being bulky, the sticky side is nice and sticky and surprisingly didn’t leave any crazy sticky residue on my foot nor my shoes, but again everyone is different, this is only my experience with them

So overall, I really like Sole Patches and wish these were around sooner, but I am glad I leaned about them and glad Sole Patches sent me these to give them a try.

When I had first heard about Sole Patches and found out I was being sent them I really wasn’t expecting much. I figured they would just be a “Moleskin” type product with a cool name or some weird sponge like product that would feel even weirder than I thought they would be, but thankfully Sole Patches were none of those things! They are a (at least I think they are) customizable via cutting or shaping as needed, versatile as they can be placed in the ball of the shoes, the heel area or even at that area that meets your back of your foot and ankle. Sole Patches are offered in a multipack that is at a great price point and after giving them a try for 9 hours in a pair of shoes that normally would be having me looking for bunny slippers after 3 hours max.

I must say I’m pleased with them. The only thing I wished is that Sole Patches were offered in Black as well as Nude. Sure, the Nude is great, but not always great with Black shoes that are strappy or open-toed


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*****Though I was provided this product for a review, my thoughts and opinions are my own. I will only give a review for items I have tried and or use*****


Merry, Happy, Seasons Greetings and Mele Kalikimaka !

Hi everyone!

Wow is it me or has this year just flown by??

Wanted to thank you all for following along and to Wishing you a Happy Holiday as well as Much Joy in the New Year!

Take care and safe travels.



Advanced CD Accuflora Review

Advanced CD Accuflora Review

I’ve had digestive issues for most of my life, I was diagnosed with a duodenal ulcer when I was 9yrs old, I had an eating disorder from 8yrs old up until my late 30’s and I was diagnosed with Diverticulitis when I was in my teens. So, as you can imagine I am, not one of those people who can just eat anything and there are times I “pay with gut pain” so to speak. So, I’ve learned long ago to just listen to my body about what and how much of something I eat.

So, I Juice fast from time to time, and I regularly take probiotics, as this is what works for me. For me how my gut health is can be a fine line as when I am having tummy issues and eating can be painful it can be easy to slip back to my old ways.

When Smiley360 asked if I wanted to try out a Probiotic that I had not tried before I happily accepted as I am always on the lookout for great products for digestive health. Because a healthy gut is a happy gut and makes for a happy you!
Your gut health can affect so many things and you wouldn’t even know it. When your gut health is off your immune system can be off, your skin can be affected, your sleep as well as your energy levels and regularity.

With how busy our lives are it can be tough to make ourselves a priority. So, we need to find the little things that can help, like a bit of extra sleep, a little time to decompress from our day, a breath of fresh air, appreciate the little things in life as they are often bigger than you know and talk to your doctor and see if a supplement like Accuflora is right for you.

***Before taking any supplements like Accuflora or any really and especially if your pregnant, nursing or may become pregnant or have a pre-existing medical condition or are on any medications please consult your doctor. I am not a Doctor, nor a representative of Accuflora, I am merely a blogger that has been provided this product for review and are giving my thoughts based on my health and experience with this product!*******

During this Smiley360 14 Day Accuflora Challenge I learned:

1. Probiotics are the 3rd most used specialty supplement
2. Probiotics not only support digestive health, they help support your immune system by aiding in an internal balance and they also support regularity.
3. That at least 60% of immune cells are in your intestines
4. Probiotic rich foods include: Yogurt, Kefir, Sauerkraut, Miso, Tempeh and Kimchi
5. Between 500 and 1000 different species of Bacteria live in our guts!

Per Manufacturer of Accuflora:
*Accuflora is made in the USA
*Per the box Accuflora contains 5 Beneficial strains of live active cultures
*Accuflora is an easy to swallow caplet (at least for me) that is best stored in the refrigerator once the bottle is opened.
*Supports Digestive Health
*Up to 12 Hours of Probiotic Support
*Helps Maintain Bacteria That May Be Beneficial

accuflora Probiotic Supplement “THE GOOD STUFF FROM YOGURT”
accuflora contains 5 beneficial probiotic strains including Lactobacillus acidophilus, the live culture typically found in yogurt. accuflora may help replenish your body’s good bacteria and maintain a healthy digestive system. *
accuflora provides up to 12 hours of probiotic support

Patented Advanced Controlled Delivery System
accuflora provides up to 12 hours of probiotic support through a controlled delivery system. * accuflora caplets form a gel layer that allows the probiotic to survive harsh stomach acids releasing the probiotics throughout your gastrointestinal tract system.
Why may probiotics be helpful for you?
Rich meals, dairy products, preservatives, stress, and age can all affect your body’s digestion. Thus, you may experience stomach upset, bloating and changes in regularity. accuflora can help support your digestive health and help regulate your body’s internal balance.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
• Helps replenish beneficial bacteria after antibiotic use
• Helps support your immune system
• Digestive support for a naturally healthy digestive system
• The good stuff from yogurt
• Easy to swallow

Since taking the Accuflora 14 Day Challenge from Smiley360, I’ve had more energy, little issues with my ulcer, and even my monthly issue with Diverticulitis have been better as well, so I will purchase a bottle for myself and see if the results continue.

Something I learned from this 14 Day Challenge with Accuflora is there are several types of Probiotics, before I had only known about 3 of them as most of the Probiotics I’ve tried merely have 1-2 strains.

**This is a sponsored post as I did receive this product for review from Smiley360 and Accuflora, however my views and opinions are my own.**

Do you enjoy trying new products and giving your opinion? Check out Smiley360


Sunday's Dinner: Turkey Chili Mac

By now you’re probably ready to pass out from all the food, shopping and traveling craziness that this season brings. Hopefully, you’ve made some amazing memories and shared traditions, with all the craziness of the past week, what’s for dinner or what do I make now with that leftover Turkey? is probably something that has crossed your mind a time or two.

I actually enjoy the leftover Turkey, it allows me to be creative as you can see from my ideas from the post:  Got Leftovers From Tonights Holiday Dinner?? Well, I have some Ideas For You!

One of the meals I like to make when I have leftover Turkey or just want an easy, yet hearty quick meal is my version of Turkey Chili as it can be made with shredded leftover Thanksgiving Turkey, chunked Turkey Tenderloin or as how I made this with ground Turkey. Now I am a Jennie-O Switch Circle Blogger so on this night I used Jennie-O Lean All Natural Turkey.

Feel free to alter it to your own tastes or needs, but for this version, you’ll need the following:

1 lb. of pre-cooked ground Turkey (or shredded or chunked Turkey)
1/2 small red onion (you can sub for your favorite onion or omit), diced, chopped or grated
1 tablespoon of garlic
1 pound of pre-cooked macaroni or favorite pasta (a lot of boxed dry pasta is around 1 lb. and I use about 3/4-1 full box of it)
1 – 15 oz. can of kidney beans rinsed and drained
1 – 15 oz. can of black beans rinsed and drained
2 - 14.5 oz. cans of fire roasted tomatoes
1, 8-12 oz. bag of frozen corn
3 cups of Vegetable, Turkey or Chicken stock
1 ½ cups of water

Season to taste, I used fresh cracked pepper, pinch of salt, smoked paprika and a pinch of chipotle seasoning, but season as you like and to your tastes.

Optional toppers:

Sliced Avocado
Shredded Cheese
Sour Cream
Tortilla Chips
Sliced Green Onions
Sliced Pepperoncini or Jalapeno peppers

Since this calls for pre-pasta and pre-cooked meat you can just add to your large covered pot, I used a covered 5qt pot for mine, but feel free to adjust as needed if you decrease or increase the recipe.
Honestly, since the meat and pasta are pre-cooked, this is a bit of a dump, heat through and stir as needed kind of recipe. I cooked mine over Medium heat, but cooktops can vary a bit, so adjust as needed, but once it is simmering for 15 mins you should be good to go. If you like this more of a soup, vs a chili, just add water and stock until desired consistency and it’s great with a bit of lightly toasted bread or garlic bread as well.

If you’re looking for a few other ideas for leftover Turkey check out:

Jennie-O Recipes

***I'm a Jennie-O Switch Circle Blogger, however, my views and opinions are my own. I will only give my honest review based on my experience with a product and will only review a product that I have tried. #AD


Some Holiday Gift Ideas

I'll be honest I actually like Cyber Monday much more than Black Friday! I often find better deals on Cyber Monday without the Crazy lines, trying to find a parking space, heck Cyber Monday you don't even have to put your bra on, oops I mean you don't even have to get out of your pj's if you don't want to! lol...

So if you're like me and you prefer the no concealer, no bra I mean no waiting in a crazy line, then you're going to probably be shopping Cyber Monday, so why not save a little extra money doing so? You can save a little extra money or a lot depending on how much shopping you're doing I suppose, by using sites and apps such as, Ebates, Swagbucks, and Cartwheel for android, Cartwheel for Apple, that is how I save extra.

Some Holiday Gift Ideas:

For Her:

Black Friday-1

e.l.f. cosmetics

For Him:

Cyber Monday: 30% off orders over $40 at with code CYBERMONDAY

For the kids:

The Fubies:

Sports Fan:

Big Savings for Big Fans at

The Mountain College Collection

For the Foodie:

Order the Best Tamales in Tucson, Delivered!

Hawaii Coffee Company

Hawaiian Islands Tea

SeaBear Smokehouse

Stonewall Kitchen, LLC

Movie and TV Lover:

Wine Enthusiast:


Looking for Unique Gifts:

Good Sam Roadside Assistance

Camping World

If your shopping Target, see what Ebates have to offer along with Cartwheel.

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Grandma, OREO Cookies and Memories......

If you read my previous post on OREO Walmart and Ibotta:  Thanks to OREO and Walmart I'll Be Stocking Up and Saving!

Then you know that not only OREO holds special meaning but this time of year in general as well and not because of my birthday! During the Holidays Grandma, always had OREO Cookies and as kids, We left OREO cookies and Milk out for Santa! OREO evokes memories of my Grandma, traditions my Grandma instilled in us like watching holiday movies as a family, decorating for the holidays as a family with heirloom ornaments as well as decorations us grandkids made each year, to the food, desserts like pies and even Grandma's butterscotch pudding topped with OREO crumbles.

For me at least these traditions remain, I still love the lights, decorations, the smells, the foods, the movies and yes, the OREO cookies and with OREO Cookies seasonal flavors I am reminded of those moments with Grandma. So, this holiday season, with the hustle and bustle it brings, remember to be kind, to be thankful and make amazing moments with those you love.

You still have time to stock up on OREO thanks to Walmart’s great prices on OREO Cookies, so be sure to look for the packages with the .50c redeemable coupon on the package and check out Ibotta for additional savings! The Walmart/Ibotta offer can be found here: Ibotta

Sponsored Post: Though this is a post sponsored by OREO, the content, and opinions expressed here are my own and I will only give my honest review based on my experience with a product.






Ways To Save This Cyber Monday and Year-Round on Groceries, Gifts and More!

With all the chaos of Black Friday, it’s tough to remember to shop around for the best prices on everything, however, there are some great Apps that allow you to save after you’ve shopped and a great site I've been using since 2008 that helps you save when you shop online.

Even when I shop around, I always check these Apps before I head out to the stores or this site if I’m shopping online to save even more!

Some of my favorite Apps which I have been using for some time now are;

Ibotta: Ibotta offers savings from a wide range of stores, sometimes, restaurants as well as movies, plus it doesn’t matter if you used a coupon for an item, you can still save with Ibotta. I always use Ibotta after a grocery shopping trip, but I’ve also used it online, for some of the restaurants and movie theater offered at the time. With Ibotta, you just search the offers for the store, purchase the item that the offer is for, scan the item once your home and snap a pic of your receipt for them through their App and once you reach $20 in savings you can have it sent via PayPal! Check it out for yourself:

Another App I like to use is for Target, it’s called Cartwheel

Now if your shopping online only this Cyber Monday or Anytime you shop online you'll want to check out Ebates! Ebates is awesome, not only do they offer Cashback Offers, they often have Offer Codes, Coupon Codes, Shipping Codes, Gift with purchase codes and more for many of your favorite retailers. I've been an Ebates member since 2008 and it's saved me $$$, plus I've been able to take advantage of some great offer, gift and shipping codes as well! If you're not already a member, check it out here Ebates

I'll be shopping Cyber Monday this Year so I'll definitely be using Ebates like I always do when I shop online, plus again they often have great coupon codes

Another way to shop and save is Swagbucks With Swagbucks you can earn points towards gift cards, contest entries and more, plus you can earn points by doing things other than shopping, like surveys, polls, watch quick video, enter a Swag Codes, playing games and more!

Join Swagbucks!
You Can Get Free Gift Cards For Shopping, Searching and Discovering What's Online at

Whatever shopping you do, be safe out there and be kind.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Missy :)

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