iRULU 8 Inch 32GB Quad Core Tablet Review

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I have been on the hunt for a while for a good tablet that has the Windows operating system.  I love the functionality of Windows, and wanted the portability of a tablet.  Until now I had been let down by the products I was finding.  I got the chance to review the iRULU 8 inch 32 GB Quad Core Tablet and I have been blown away at the things that this amazing little tablet is capable of.

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The first thing that I noticed when powering up my iRULU tablet for the first time was the amazing clarity and crispness of the display.  It’s hard to capture in a picture just how clear the images are…this picture does no justice to how beautiful the resolution is.

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I do a lot of web surfing, and the built in browser handles everything I have thrown at it.  I’ve tried opening multiple tabs and keeping all tabs busy to see what it takes to slow the iRULU tablet down and so far, nothing has!

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The Windows store has plenty of games and apps so you can still use the tablet for all of your favorite games.  I love being able to have the same games I would play on an android system as well as having Microsoft games available like Halo thanks to the Windows operating system.

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Games install at lightning speed which was surprising for me.  In just a few seconds you’ll be ready for hours of fun.  This tablet just keeps amazing me at how quickly it does everything.  There is ZERO lag in video or sound when playing games allowing for a more fun, less frustrating gaming experience.

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Microsoft office programs are already installed on the iRULU tablet so you can work just as functionally as you can play.  My son was easily able to compose a short story for school, save it, and email it to his teacher all from the comfort of his bed.

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Microsoft Excel is also available to help you stay organized and functional.  I have found this to be a great tool to help with budgeting.  I can make a quick spreadsheet and see what finances need to go where for the week.

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If you need to make a presentation for anything, iRULU has you covered there as well.  Microsoft PowerPoint makes it easy to work on the go so you can go more places.  Being able to bring your work with you means less time tied to a desktop computer, and more time out enjoying the world.

I had high expectations for the iRULU 8 Inch 32GB Quad Core Tablet and I’m amazed at how much it excelled in every area.  It’s more like a handheld computer, not a tablet.  I can do everything on this tablet that I can do on my desktop computer, and I can do it faster on the tablet!  From browsing the internet, to gaming, to working…the iRULU tablet will handle everything seamlessly leaving nothing additional desired.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

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Dive Into Luxurious Moisture With Dove

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Dove is a name that I’m sure everyone knows by now.  They provide quality skincare for every type of skin so that everyone can feel as beautiful as they are.

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With a wide range of products, you can find something that is not only effective for your skin, but also smells amazing!  I love the ability to switch up the scents I use while still getting the same great moisture that I love.

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Body wash is a hot commodity in this house so you better believe I stashed away this bottle of liquid gold for myself.  I suffer from extremely dry skin, in the wintertime especially, and the Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash is the perfect thing to combat that itchy uncomfortable skin.

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If bar soap is more your thing, you can get the same great benefits of the body was pictured above with Dove’s White Beauty Bar.  I use this on my daughter who has eczema and it helps heal and protect her skin like you wouldn’t believe.

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The Dove Go Fresh Cool Moisture Beauty Bar is the best smelling bar soap ever!  Cucumber and Green Tea pair beautifully together for a light, fun scent while still delivering the moisture from Dove that everyone has grown to love.

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The Dove Purely Pampering Shea Butter Beauty Bar is literally heaven solidified.  The smell is amazing (of course!) and the moisture benefits are unbelievable.  My husband works outside, mostly under houses all day, and his skin gets rough and dry quickly.  I didn’t tell him the name of what he was using because he likely wouldn’t use it because ‘it’s girly’.  After his first shower he asked me, “what was that stuff?  It’s amazing!”.  When I told him what it was he was really shocked and couldn’t believe he’d avoided it for so long.

I can’t think of any better gift to give this holiday season than the gift of beautiful skin.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Trade In Your Bland Beverages For Tradewinds Tea

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From a message in a bottle to the best thing bottled ever, Tradewinds has been a huge hit from the day it got it’s start.  Whether you like your tea plain or flavored, Tradewinds has a tea for you.

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Slow brewed for full enjoyment, and bottled for your pleasure.  My husband is a HUGE sweet tea drinker so I practically had to fight him to share this amazingness with me.  We grabbed a bottle on the way out to the store…that 30 minute journey into town would make anyone thirsty!  I’m so glad we were on our way out when we first tried it because we bee-lined it to the beverage section and stocked up on Tradewinds.  There was NO WAY I was letting him have the last bottle so I figured it would be wise to have more on hand.  Tradewinds is brewed to perfection, and sweetened without high fructose corn syrup so you can enjoy the pure, wonderful taste without the worry of HFCS.

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You don’t have to drink Tradewinds as bottled though, be sure to be creative and change it up to your liking.  Here is a recipe for Apple Sea-Cider using Tradewinds tea:

Ingredients:
1 short cinnamon stick
3 whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
2 cups apple cider
1 apple, sliced
1 orange, sliced
2 cups Tradewinds Sweet Tea

Directions:
Simmer all ingredients on low heat for 2 hours. Enjoy. For a quicker recipe, bring all ingredients except cider to a boil over a stove and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in cider once complete.

It couldn’t get any easier than that!  How do you enjoy drinking your Tradewinds Tea?

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Getting Healthy In The New Year With Nutrisystem #NSNATION #SPONSORED

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock or in the dark ages, chances are you have heard of Nutrisystem.  I am so happy to announce that I am one of the newest members of the Nutrisystem Nation!  For the next three months, beginning January 11th, I will be sharing my journey with you all weekly!

Many of you know that I have been on a weight loss journey for quite some time now.  I don’t believe in medication or surgery to lose weight so it’s been a lot of hard work and determination to lose what I have.  At my heaviest, I was 207 pounds and very unhappy with myself.  A couple of years ago I decided it was time to better myself and my health…I have three kids that I want to live a long time for.  I have lost 27 pounds which I am very proud of, but still have a ways to go.

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Before having children I wouldn’t have considered myself ‘skinny’, but I wouldn’t have considered myself ‘fat’ either.  The Lord kinda blessed me in the chest area, so a healthy looking weight for my is around 125-130 lbs…anything less and I look like a twig with boobs! HA!  I was able to maintain a healthy weight and live an active lifestyle full of fun and adventure.  After every pregnancy, I kept most of the weight that was gained.  Of course being a busy mother I had no time to do much about it but look in the mirror with disappointment.  Where did the old me go?

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I can’t believe I’m ACTUALLY sharing these pictures with you, but this is me currently.  Large, in charge, and full of self-loathing.  Although I’m thankful for the 27 pounds I have lost on my own, I’m not happy with my current appearance.  Never in a million years did I ever imagine sharing these photos of myself, but it’s the only way you guys will see the results as I progress through Nutrisystem.  I have read many success stories and I am very hopeful that being part of the NSNation will help me learn to be healthier, re-learn to eat correct portions, and get back to the old me that my kids deserve.  Make sure you look for my weekly updates starting in a few weeks, I’m so excited to go on this journey and if it helps even JUST ONE of you, the embarrassment of sharing my ‘before’ photos is all worth it.

 

Nutrisystem is providing (Stephany of Stephany’s Sweet Life) with their program free of charge for their participation in their blogger program: Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. All of my thoughts and opinion are my own. My opinion may differ from yours. See my disclosure statement for more info.

Two Rivers Sampler Pack Review and Giveaway

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I don’t know why I haven’t found Two Rivers coffee until now, but I’m so glad I finally have!  Single serve coffee has never been this good!

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When I got the offer to review the Two Rivers Flavored Sampler Pack my response was of course, ‘yes please!’.  Anyone who knows me even slightly knows that I live on coffee and have been on the hunt for that perfect cup.  So…just what is inside this tantalizing box??

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Well, inside that unassuming box was probably the biggest flavor selection I’ve ever seen in one place at one time, and it’s in my house!!  I didn’t know where to start first!  The wide variety of flavors all sounded so appealing.

I have tried other flavored single serve coffees before and had been greatly let down by the lack of flavor.  I am so, SO happy to say that Two Rivers was not a let down any way.  Time after time, cup after cup, the results were amazing!  The flavor is great and really tastes exactly like what the label is going to tell you it tastes like.  No more halfway there tastes and aromas…Two Rivers is the perfect package with just the right amount of everything.

I didn’t have one single cup of coffee that let me down, and I’m really impressed with how well Two Rivers strives to please their customers.  Although I loved every single cup, my favorites would hands down by the ‘Workaholics’ flavors that were included.  My husband and I are HUGE Workaholics fans and these coffee pods really hit the spot.  Now that I’m down to only a few more flavors left, it’s definitely time to order myself some more!

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Two Rivers has also been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!!  One lucky winner will receive their own Two Rivers Flavored Sampler Pack! Giveaway will begin 12/17/15 at midnight EST and will end 12/31/15 midnight EST. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected. Click the link below to enter :

Enter The Two Rivers Coffee Giveaway Here

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Renew Your Skin With Renu 28 Skin Revitalizing Gel

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If you haven’t heard of Renu 28 yet, you don’t know what you’re missing out on.  It’s a wonderful skin revitalizing gel that will help renew your skin to a younger healthier appearance.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect with Renu 28…I have tried similar products in the past and never saw much of a difference.  I did some research on Renu 28 and found that people are claiming to have incredible results, so, let’s try this stuff out already!

I have been using the Renu 28 Skin Revitalizing Gel for just over a week now and have already seen better results than I have using other products for months on end.  Although I haven’t been using it as long as is needed for full results, I am already very impressed with what I’m seeing.  My skin seems softer and the skin texture is much more even.  I have seen a reduction in forehead wrinkles, but the area that I’ve seen most improvement is in my chest area.  As I get a little older I notice that there are wrinkles on my chest and it drives me bananas!  In just the short time I’ve been using Renu 28 the difference it makes is incredible.

The way Renu 28 works is by helping promote cellular health and completely changes the way your skin looks and feels.  Better skin appearance, better elasticity, more moisture, and tighter, firmer looking skin.  What more could you ask for??  If you or someone you know is looking to improve the overall quality of their skin I highly suggest trying Renu 28.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

‘Clean’ Has Never Been This Clean Thanks To The Shark Blast & Scrub 2-in-1

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Anyone who knows me will tell you that I pride myself on a clean house.  I spend 3-4 hours a day cleaning the house, making sure there is a place for everything, and everything in it’s place.  I don’t like messes or clutter, and that can be a hard thing to accomplish with three children and a husband who comes home from work unbelievably filthy every day.  I was hoping the Shark Blast & Scrub 2-in-1 was going to help make cleaning easier and more productive, but I had NO idea the hidden dirt in my home that it would uncover.

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The Shark Blast & Scrub 2-in-1 will come with everything you’ll need to clean every inch of your home from top to bottom.  I love how easily you can switch back and forth between attachments.  It’s a simple as pushing a release button and popping another attachment on, so there is no wasted time, which a busy mother like myself can truly appreciate.

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The first thing that I wanted to test was of course doing a basic floor clean.  I first mopped my floor with the mop I always use because I wanted to see what Shark could pick up that I wasn’t seeing.  Oh…my…goodness.  I have to say that I was pretty shocked, no, DISGUSTED when I saw the cleaning pad afterwards!  YUCK!  That’s what my mop was leaving behind every time, and my family was living in hidden filth!  I am impressed with how clean the Blast & Scrub got my floor.  It looks as good as the day my husband and I installed it.

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I wanted to see what other kitchen magic Shark could work so I moved on to my table.  You can see in the first picture above…my kids eat like animals.  I went over the table and seating area with the hand attachment and same results as the floor…more hidden filth!

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Okay Shark…what else can you do?  We had sloppy joe’s for dinner the night before and in the morning I had a stuck on mess to clean.  I broke out the Shark Blast & Scrub with the hand attachment and the stuck on, messy mess came off with ease and was sparkly clean afterwards.

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But can it do bathrooms??  Oh yes, yes it can.  When I moved into my house I immediately hated my bathroom.  It’s old, outdated, and is the last thing being upgraded because our kids needed new beds before I needed new flooring, countertops, cabinets, and fixtures.  There have always been these little black spots on the floor that drove me nuts and I could never get off.  I again mopped the floor before using the Shark to see what a difference it could make and my goodness, I couldn’t believe it.  Those little black spots, my arch nemesis had finally been removed!!!  You can see how dirty the pad was and by this time I thought I’d be prepared for the hidden nastiness and I still wasn’t.

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I have been staring at my ceiling fan for about a month now, and I knew it needed cleaning but that’s one thing I avoid because I’m so dang short.  I figured no time like the present to try out the dusting attachment and it did an amazing job.  It removed dust cakes off of the fan blade and made it sparkle like new.

After seeing all of the hidden filth that Shark removed from my home, I can’t believe I waited so long to try one.  What a difference an amazing product can make in the effectiveness and quality in which my home is cleaned.  What are you waiting for?  Don’t put it off like I did…every household seriously needs this Shark Blast & Scrub 2-in-1!!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***