Friday, October 29, 2010

CSN Stores Review... So MANY Choices

It's been a while since we reviewed a product from CSN Stores, and I assure you it's not because we couldn't find anything we wanted. It's because we could decide what to get! We'd traditionally reviewed kitchen products because, well, let's face it... This is my blog and I want nice stuff in my kitchen! But my husband wanted to get a toy too, so that opened up a whole new selection of products. In the end, I wanted some new kitchen bar stools and he wanted some electronic toy, and we decided to go with his this time :)

We actually just received his product yesterday, and it turns out the whole family is enjoying it. So we'll make sure to get some good use out of it before we write the review. But in the meantime I think I'll sneak in another product of my own from the CSN Stores and just not tell him! Any requests? I'll admit, I'm a little convinced of the fun electronic toys right now, so I guess anything goes with the next one...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Review: Halloween candy from Hershey

Who doesn't love Hershey's? The name itself has been synonymous with chocolate in American vernacular for as long as any of us can remember. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa. and has operations throughout the world and more than 12,000 employees! Who doesn't love home grown businesses! Halloween, Easter, Valentine's Day... any occasion that calls for candy calls for Hershey's. Whether you prefer the classic milk chocolate bar, the nutty Mr. Goodbar, the Reese's peanut butter cup (my personal favorite), or any of the other varieties, it's a part of our culture that we all grew up enjoying.

That's why it's so difficult to write anything about it, really. But when we received some of their great selection to try out, I had to hide it from the family or it would be gone that night! So what can be said? Is it good chocolate? It's Hershey's. Is it a great selection of bars and candies? It's HERSHEY'S. How can one describe something we've all known since we were small children? Needless to say, the package with the 3 different kinds was my favorite, never can get enough of those York Peppermint Patties. The Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin was gone that night thanks to the husband who LOVES Reese's. The packaging also was in spirit of the season of Halloween making it more fun to eat!

Rather than try to explain to anybody reading this the simple joy that I'm conveying, I invite you instead to just go have some. Go out and try you favorite, Halloween is next week, and I invite you to do more than just dress up and take the kids out and go through the motions. I invite you to stop for a moment. After a little trick-or-treating, or while sitting at your home giving away candy to the neighborhood kids, just take a break and enjoy your favorite chocolate from the inevitably nearby stash. Pick your one favorite, and take a minute to stop and enjoy. It's that simple. It's Hershey's.

Monday, October 11, 2010


I finally got the burn out feeling, so for this month I am cleaning house. When all my giveaways have run there course I will be purging my blog by removing some of the blogs I follower, all emails I get, all buttons I have, all twitter names I follow, etc... and slowly one by one adding them back to my sight/list. Also I will keep track of these better as in if I have to add a button or join twitter/email list I will un-join/remove once the giveaway has run its course to keep my numbers reasonable, I have over 2000 joined on one twitter account alone. Honestly I don't read any of the tweets or emails anyway I just want free stuff. Blogs that have numerous giveaways don't need to worry, there's a 99% chance I will continue to follow with all the bells and whistles.

I do have a review coming up with the CSN Store but we are in the process of picking it and NO it will not be another kitchen item! So stay tuned!

Also if you have a product you would love for my family to review we would love to try it out. We give an honest opinion about it including packaging, shipping, how we used it and all that. I will not do giveaways unless I do not have to ship the item out, we work full time with 2 kids and don't have the time to deal with that. The whole point of this blog is to try items I would have never bought because will I am cheap and give my honest opinion about them and also to get free stuff. Who doesn't like free stuff!