Tag: Products I Love

Product Review: Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese Slices

I love cheese! It’s definitely on my top ten list of favorite foods.

So, when I was asked to try Sargento’s new Ultra Thin Cheese Slices (that are only 40-45 calories each!), I was ready!

What I liked most about these were the thin slices – we made quesadillas with them and the cheese melted so quickly and evenly! They are rich in flavor despite their size, so you don’t miss the extra calories.

Check them out the next time you need sliced cheese. They are reasonably priced, only 40-45 calories per slices, and they are DELICIOUS.


received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.

Practical Products I Love: eMeals

 eMeals - Dinner Done

About a year ago we decided to finally try eMeals – a meal planning program that Dave Ramsey endorses as it saves time and money while also simplifying the meal-planning process.

“Food is the biggest budget buster of all. I’ve wanted someone to create a practical solution to the “beans and rice, rice and beans” dilemma. Finally… eMeals has done it! Now thousands of my listeners subscribe to eMeals. You will save a ton of time and money.”

— Dave Ramsey

We used it the past two weeks exclusively for the first time and were SO pleased! Granted, we don’t eat every meal they create simply due to our tastes/likes (i.e. I don’t like fish), but everything that we tried was fantastic!

We’re currently using the “Slow Cooker Clean Eating” plan for two people, and this has saved us SO much time, energy, and money already because we’re only buying what we need, dinner is ready when we get home, and I don’t have to spend extra time planning out what we’re going to cook and what we’ll need to make it. It has also helped because our plan is for two people so the portions are appropriate and we don’t have extra food.

How does it work? Each week you will receive an email with the week’s recipes AND shopping list. They come in .pdf format so that you can keep them forever. Even better–if you have a smart phone, download the eMeals app and it gives you full and easy access to everything; plus, with the app, you can “skip meals” that you won’t use and it modifies the shopping list for you! Brilliant! You can change your plan once a month and there are plenty to choose from.

Click on the banner below for more details and start saving time and money!

eMeals - Easy Meals for Busy People!

Full disclosure: if you sign up with my link I get a small commission (available to all subscribers!) for referring you.

Practical Products I Love: Carbonite

While I am not someone who is paranoid about things, there is one thing that used to always concern me: losing my pictures. Though I have never lost any data/pictures due to computer failure, I have always been concerned that something would happen and I would lose all of my work.

A few years ago I discovered Carbonite, and it has delivered such peace of mind! It automatically backs up everything on my computer through the Internet–and I don’t have to do anything! This proved especially helpful when the screen on my laptop died in 2009 and I had to get a new computer. I was able to download Carbonite onto the new computer and it moved everything over for me! This saved me hours (as well as tons of CDs) of valuable time.

I highly recommend Carbonite for data back-up. It’s more reliable and more secure than an external hard-drive and it requires no effort on your part. It’s $55 a year, which is a bargain. AND, if you sign up through this link you and I will both receive a $20 Amazon.com gift card!

Carbonite Online Backup - The better backup plan.

Practical Products I Love: “Lactose Defense Formula”

I am lactose intolerant. Pretty severely, actually. For years I suffered, even when I did my best to avoid dairy (which is really hard to do because it appears in everything, and this was before the USDA required that allergens be on the labels). Lactaid didn’t work, so I just tried to watch everything I ate.

One day I was browsing the Lactaid area at Walmart in 2007 to see if there were any other products I could try, and I came across this one. I decided to try it, and nervously began incorporating dairy back into my diet.

Digestive Advantage Daily Lactose Defense Formula Capsules, 32-Count Boxes (Pack of 3)

The verdict: I have been taking it daily for nearly five years and I am symptom-free! I can’t express my appreciation for this product enough, nor can I recommend it enough. For less than $7 a month, I can eat anything and not suffer from stomach pain. Now I have a 3-pack delivered every three months from Amazon, which makes it even more convenient. I feel great, and I have this probiotic to thank. If you are lactose intolerant, please try this product. This company makes a lot of other digestive supplements and I’d assume they all work as well as this one!

Practical Products I Love: “Working Hands”

I have inherited a tendency toward really dry heels in the summer (thanks, Dad!), and some summers are worse than others. In May, I started to notice that the thick calluses were already developing, much to my dismay. I mentioned this to my Mom one day on the phone, and she said that I “just had to try” this new product they found at Home Depot (of all places to get skin-care products!). So, Brennan and I went that week and I’ve been using it regularly since then.

The product is called “Working Hands” but it works on feet as well. They do make a foot product but I wasn’t able to find that at Home Depot. This product is found in the paint section.

O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream, 3.4 oz.

The verdict: IT WORKS. Amazingly. My heels are back to normal after less than a month of using it at night (not even every day, because I forget sometimes). It has no scent and it doesn’t leave your feet greasy at all.

For less than $8, I have saved myself the cracking skin that causes pain!  I highly recommend this if you have dry skin on your hands or feet!