Friday, August 22, 2014

Freedom Friday - Embarrassing Stories

Have you ever been so embarrassed by your actions that you cannot wait to tell someone close to you? Well this week, I received a text from my daughter, while she was in class.  The text read," Sooo I just walked into class and farted.  Soooo embarrassing.  I literally just died."  My response, " OMG!  I always tell you about burping and passing gas.  You will learn."  Let me just tell you, I was cringing when I saw the word, "fart"  That is a word I just cannot say.  Moving on....

When I finally had a chance to speak with her later that day, she told me the class was in a lecture hall and she was certain that the entire first three rows heard it.  She said, she continued to walk and once she reached her seat she just laughed.  She asked, "What was I supposed to do?"  I told her, "How about say excuse me."  She was so embarrassed the thought of excusing herself was lost.

For years I have told her it is important to be a lady at all times.  She has always told me, that she will be a lady when she is out.  Well, if she had listened to me, she would not have embarrassed herself in class.  What a way to start of the school year.  She walked in with a bang!

Don't be afraid to be free!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cosmos Creations Groupon -Groupon Sale



It is back!  Here is another Cosmos Creations - Groupon deal.  For two weeks on Groupon, Cosmos is offering a 24-pack of the Coconut Crunch, Salted Caramel, Sea Salt & Butter, Sea Salt & Vinegar, and Aged Cheddar & Cracked Pepper flavors for $24.99, which is a 30  percent discount.

My daughter loves this delicious and healthy snack, Cosmos Creations! Cosmos Creations is a gluten-free, non-GMO premium puffed corn with all natural ingredients and no hulls or kernels. This deal comes at the perfect time for back to school!

School is back in session for both my son and daughter and  my daughter does a grab and go with her Cosmos Creations.  It is perfect for the face pace life of a college student.   I think she thought a crazy when  offered "her" Cosmos to my mother and cousin when they dropped by.  I was trying to be hospitable.

Let me just tell you I have witnessed people enjoying these popcorn snacks, for the first time and they really like it. Recently my mother and cousin stopped by I offered them Cosmos Creations.  They had not heard of Cosmos before, by the time they left they knew what it was.   I placed bags of the of all of the flavors of the snack size popcorn out. What turned into my offering them a bag, turned into a sampling.  We each opened a different bag and shared.  Of course we each had our favorite, but for the most part we liked them all.  My mother really liked this puffed corn.  She even took some home with her.


 Now head over to Groupon and snag this great deal.

Disclosure: Product/Compensation was received in exchange for post.
Don't be afraid to be free!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pirates Dinner Adventure Review - Things To Do With Kids Southern California



I scored major points with my son on his birthday!  I surprised him with dinner at Pirates Dinner Adventure and we had a blast!!!

As soon as we entered the building the adventure began.  We immediately joined in the cheering crowd that were awaiting there fearless pirate to lead them aboard the ship.  We were apart of the red team and were ready to go board our section of the ship.  Talking about lots of action.  This was fun!

As were being seating we were given jobs.  Wow...we were going to be apart of the show!  My son was the official flag waiver for our section.  He took his job very serious.


Initially, I was asked to assist our pirate during a competition, that would take place later in the show.   I had to back out, because my competitive side reminded me that I have no athletic ability and if I do bad at this, I would be upset and I had to consider the people in my section.  So, I asked my daughter to do it.  She eagerly step in. Our team did not when, but she did a great job.



Later in the show all of the people that were celebrating their birthday, were asked to come on the stage.  They were acknowledged and took an individual photo.  The show was very engaging.  I believe every family was included.  At some point a group of fathers were bringing up the sails of the ship and a large group of children were captives and another group of children took power of the ship.

While all of this was going on we were dining on a great feast of salad, soup, chicken, vegetables and Caribbean  rice.




My son had the kids meal, which included, his favorite, chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese.  He also had mashed potatoes.  And he discovered he loves creamy vegetable soup.   He is not a big dessert person, but he loved the dessert as well, brownie a la mode.


This dinner was definitely an adventure.  You will not believe this but our pirate fought a hard battle and was the winner.  We were saved.  We had an amazing time and my son had a memorable birthday.


Disclosure: Product/compensation was received in exchange for review.
Don't be afraid to be free!!!

Garcinia Cambogia 90 Capsules Pure Xium Weightloss Review #WeightLossThatWorks











Does Garcinia Cambogia 90 Capsules Pure Xium Weightloss work?  Well yes and no.  I decided to give this bottle of Garcinia Cambogia to a friend, that believes she needs to lose weight.  Here are her findings.

When she saw that she had to take 3 capsules up to two times a day, she was certain that she would rapidly burn fat and lose weight.  She is aware that it does help to exercise and eat right although the product description says, "The best part about Pure Xium Garcinia Cambogia is it can work on its own! No more time wasted shopping for expensive weight loss products and no more hours wasted at the gym!"  Maybe they are saying you will spend less time at the gym if you use this product.

She has tried other Garcinia Cambogia made by other companies and found that in comparison, Pure Xium does not burn the fat as well as others she has used and they do not require as many capsules to be taken throughout the day.

With other brands of Garcinia Cambogia, she did not exercise often and did not eat very well and saw a difference in her body.  With Pure Xium she quickly learned she had to exercise more and eat well.  If you ask me, why not do that without taking the pill?  I am not against taking garcinia.  I have not had a good experience with natural fat burners and have to do it the old fashioned way. So, I guess I am what people may call a HATER.  Oh, how I wish I could take this capsule and let the fat burn.  With that said, I guess you can view Garcinia Cambogia Pure Xium as a positive, because it does not seem as strong and it forces people to work out more and eat healthier.

Now do not get me wrong it does work, but it is not as powerful as stated.

Another concern is, like many companies that sell Garcinia Cambogia, Pure Xium is stating, "As seen on Dr. Oz."  It is leading customers to believe that is the exact brand that was seen on Dr. Oz.  In which we are not sure if this is the same company that was seen or Dr. Oz or just the fact this is Garcinia Cambogia.

Garcinia Cambogia 90 Capsules Pure Xium Weightloss does work, but not as quickly as others.  It is also one of the least expensive garcinia cambogia, a product like this works well for your wallet as well.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Don't be afraid to be free!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NBC Sports and Spartan Race 6 Episodes of Spartan Races - Spartan Cruise Giveaway




Okay...I do not know if you heard that NBC Sports has partnered with Spartan Race to film 6 episodes of Spartan Races culminating with the World Championship race at Killington VT this Sept 20th.  How exciting is that?

I know what I will be watching in September.  Yes, my daughter and I are participating in our first Spartan Race in Malibu.  This is only going to motivate us even more.

The excitement does not end there! Spartan Race has also recently announced a Spartan Cruise and an exclusive  giveaway. My readers of Free and For Me have the opportunity,to win a trip for 2 including airfare and a 4 day cruise to the Bahamas with a Spartan Sprint on a private island.  Now how cool is that?  I have not taken a vacation in a while, especially on a private island (well never), this trip sounds amazing!!!
Click here to enter and good luck!   It will be so awesome if one of my readers wins.  If you do, please let me know.  This is the first ever Spartan Race Cruise to a private Bahamas Island.  Hosted by Spartan Founder Joe De Sena, March 6 to 9, 2015 


Wait, wait wait!!!
I was going to end my post here, but I want to share this powerful Spartan Race video with you. After viewing this video the Spartan Race is more than just a race that I am preparing for a one day experience. As an individual striving for success, the words spoken in this video confirmed and validated what I know in a way that I cannot express.  As I listened and watched the individuals my mind and my heart raced. I began to realize I am not pushing myself hard enough in a few areas of my life.   I now see the Spartan Race in a different light.  This is what I needed today.   After watching this video you will be asking yourself, how bad do you want it?  Thank you Spartan Race.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Cleopatra's Choice 100% Pure African Shea Butter Review - Shea Essentials Shea Butter #adovia





I was torn on which one of my children to give this container of Cleopatra's Choice 100% Pure African Shea Butter to.  My 9 year old son has been using shea butter for the past four years and my daughter does not and desperately needs it.

Surprisingly, my son is always consistent with using products.  My daughter on the other hand is not and does not receive the full benefit.  This time I decided to give the Pure Shea Butter to my daughter.  She has surprised me, she has been using it everyday.  I told her if she was not going to use it properly, I would give it to her brother.

Pure Shea Butter - Raw & Unrefined - Highest Quality Shea Nuts Used - Cleopatra's Choice Brand - 100% Organic - Grade A Ivory Color Butter for Skin or Hair - Deeply Moisturizing Shea Butter from Africa  is:

  • #1 RATED SHEA BUTTER ON THE MARKET! Natural Relief from Dry Skin, Psoriasis Dryness, Eczema and Acne. Excellent for Stretch Marks for Pregnancy or Other.
  • 100% Natural and Organic Pure Shea Butter - Made with Hand Selected Finest Nuts of the Shea Tree in Ghana.
  • Deep Moisturizer for Skin - Contains VITAMIN A, VITAMIN E AND VITAMIN F - DOES NOT CLOG PORES - Highly Moisturizing and Long Lasting - Beneficial for Hair & Skin Health and Beauty
  • Used by Top Skin Care DYI Experts for DYI Soap, DYI Lotions, Body Butter and More - Highest Quality Guaranteed
  • 1 POUND - Packaged in a Resealable and Recyclable Container for Easy Access and Storage

My daughter applies Pure Shea Butter on her face nightly.  She does this at night because, if she applies it during the day her face will be too oily.  However, this way works for her.  She is beginning to notice some of the dark, dry spots on her face are disappearing.  Her skin feels and looks smoother.

She has tried the shea butter in on her arm that is currently having an eczema flare up.  She has decided to not use the shea butter there, because makes it too oily and worsens it.

She did not realize it was beneficial for hair health until I told her today.  She has now applied it to her hair as well.  I think she was more excited about this than anything.  She is in the process of growing her hair and has been only using products that are highly moisturizing and long lasting.

I was very pleased with the size of the container.   She has enough to last her a long while.  It is not too hard and is easy to use, so you do not have to use a lot when using it.  I almost forgot, it smells amazing.  I just love the smell of shea butter.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Don't be afraid to be free!!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

youtheory Review - Best Collagen Pills Reviews


I contemplated using youtheory collagen for myself, but I knew my daughter needed it more than I did.  She needs to start using the proper supplements that will help her hair, nails, bones, and skin.

youtheory is a natural supplement brand that strives to bring customers the highest quality products to Age Beautifully.  They believe beauty is something that starts from within and works its way out. youtheory products guide consumers into their best possible version of beauty and to embrace their beauty, to love it and most importantly, to cherish it.

My daughter has been using youtheory for almost a month.  Within a few days of taking the collagen supplement, she noticed a growth in her nails.  She has nice nails, but who does not want stronger, longer nails.  Her skin looks smoother, but she is using good moisturizers and cleansers, so she believes it is a combination of everything combined.  The collagen is contributing to her better looking skin.

As for her hair, it has gotten thicker.  She says, she has not noticed hair growth, but I believe it has grown.

My daughter is training for the Spartan race and needs a supplement that supports her bones and muscles.  She feels confident that youtheory is supporting her body while she is training and is great supplement for her body overall.

Collagen is your body's key structural protein and is directly involved in creating strong and healthy nails, hair, tendons, bones, muscles, and keeping your skin silky smooth. Collagen is critical to the formation and on going health of the skin, cartilage, ligaments and other body tissues and structures. While, the healing, natural hydration of Coconut has been known for generations to help unlock the real beauty in your life. The highly bio-available ingredient blend in the Coconut supplement includes magnesium and phyto-nutrients that help your body, skin and hair recover while helping provide the nutrition key to managing a healthy mood and energy level.

 youtheory  offers a variety of other produce including a Green Coffee Bean Advanced will help you achieve the energy, mood, and weight to help you live beautifully, along with Resveratrol, Anti-Aging Proteins, and Hyaluronic Acid.  

I do not think youtheory has helped my daughters moods, she is sweet, but she can be a little moody at times.  As for weight, we do not see any difference, maybe it is maintaining her weight.  It is hard to tell after taking this supplement for almost one month.

She absolutely loves youtheory!!!

Disclosure: Product/compensation was received in exchange for review.
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