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The timing couldn’t have been more perfect!

The day before we left for our Hawaiian getaway, a sigh of relief swept over me as I saw the familiar yellow and black packaging in my mailbox.

It was the next Bzzagent campaign – Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Insoles!

Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles

I quickly removed my old, flimsy inserts, cut my new Dr. Scholl’s insoles to size, placed them into my sneakers and finished packing for the trip.

I didn’t end up wearing my sneakers that often on the trip, but I knew they would come in most handy when we explored and hiked around Volcano National Park on the Big Island.

The true test came when we drove down to the Kilauea lava field by the ocean.  The terrain was very uneven with lava rocks of different shapes and sizes, some more challenging to traverse than others.

As I started to navigate my way over the lava field, I noticed how comfortable my feet felt…especially for someone who used to suffer from plantar fasciitis!

Volcano National Park

The insoles were doing their job by providing great comfort and cushioning!  I wasn’t sure how far we’d go, but we ended up walking to the “End of Trail”, and my feet felt great!

"End of Trail" - Volcano National Park

I’m pleased to say that after the trip, my feet still feel good, and I’m sold on Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Insoles!

BzzAgent was kind enough to include eight $4.00 off coupons for me to share with friends and family.  If you’d like a coupon,  just leave a comment, & I’d be more than happy to send you one as long as I have some left.

Bzz bzz…

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Hi, I’m Jen, and I’m a chocoholic!

So you can imagine the squeal of delight that filled the room when I was invited to join the “Pure Madness Chocolate” campaign from

The box arrived, I ripped it open, and before I could even empty the contents, my husband grabbed the “Pure Madness Smoky Almond” chocolate bar & ran into the other room…the “madness” had begun!

Pure Madness Chocolate

I pleaded with him to hand over the bar so we could enjoy the sweet decadence together like civilized human beings, which we did…in ravenous style! 🙂

We started with the 9 sinful truffles made with only the finest Belgium chocolate…yes, you read right…Belgium chocolate…yum.

Pure Madness Chocolate

Usually I enjoy chocolate by itself or combined with peanut butter, caramel or nuts, but the variety of flavors was a pleasant surprise to my taste buds!

The flavors (both classic and daring) consisted of: Classic, Chili Lime, Vanilla, Sea Salt Caramel, Hazelnut, Raspberry, Rum Raisin, Espresso and Dark Classic (my favorite!)

I have to admit though, that the “Pure Madness Smoky Almond” chocolate bar was my favorite.

Pure Madness Chocolate

It was the perfect combination of almonds, salt and 32% milk chocolate for this chocoholic!

Pure Madness Chocolate

So if you enjoy chocolate (and who doesn’t), give in to the “Madness!” and give your mouth a decadent treat it will never forget!

Pure Madness Chocolate

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Veggie Burger Bliss? 

Why, yes!

Last year I decided to start increasing my intake of veggies and raw food and cutting back on meat because so many people I know were raving about the effects it was having on their health, appearance and emotional well being.

So I was thrilled when invited me to try MorningStar Farms Veggie Burgers and bzz about my experience.

First off, for those of you who are new to, pull up a chair & check out my last review that goes into detail on what is involved in being a Bzzagent…and why it’s a blast!

When I got the invitation to try these veggie burgers, I was so excited because I’m already a huge fan of meatless burgers and was curious about the MorningStar Farms brand.

In the mail I received a coupon for a free package of MorningStar Farm Veggie Burgers along with a few $1.00 off coupons.

As I stood in the frozen food aisle at the grocery store, my taste buds came alive by all of the delicious options!

Talk about tough decision!

Before me were mouth watering choices from Black Bean to Chick Pea to Mushroom Lover’s to the original Garden Veggie Patties, which is what I left the store with.

MorningStar Veggie PattiesEven the packaging looks quite tasty!

What does a Garden Veggie Patty consist of?

It’s a yummy, hearty blend of mushrooms, water chestnuts, onion, carrots, green and red bell peppers, black olives, brown rice and rolled oats.

Veggie PattyHello my pretty!

Ok so let’s get right to it.

Drum roll please…


Veggie BurgerCan we say YUM?!
(This was the last sighting of the burger…)

Quickly piled onto my burgers (OK, yes, I HAD 2!) were the Garden Veggie Pattie, lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard and avocado.

In my opinion, the veggie patty was surprisingly tastier than a meat patty, and it had the texture of a regular burger.  And here’s another MAJOR bonus:  There’s 74% less fat than ground beef burgers and it’s only 110 tiny calories! 


My tummy was quite content after devouring the burgers, and my meat-eating husband enjoyed them too!

Whether you’re a meat lover or veggie lover, give these veggie burgers a try!

I give them two thumbs veggie patties up!

Thanks to BzzAgent for including me in this delicious campaign! 

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Who doesn’t love hydrated, moisturized skin?  I know I do!  When the temperature drops, my skin turns into a dry, flaky mess!  So I was especially thrilled when a box of full-sized Burt’s Bees® Intense Hydration face care products arrived on my doorstep…just in the nick of time!

Did I mention they were free?  (More on that later…)

You would think it was Christmas the way I ripped open that box eagerly anticipating happy, glowing skin!

Before receiving the products, all I knew was that they were proven to intensely hydrate dry skin due to the addition of a botanical powerhouse, clary sage, a plant that thrives in harsh environments because of it’s ability to trap moisture.

During the colder months, my skin can be categorized as a “harsh environment”, so I was excited to see what this clary sage would do to my skin!

Burt's Bees® Intense Hydration Face Care Line

Burt’s Bees® Intense Hydration Face Care Line

First up was the Burt’s Bees® Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser. After a long day at work, I was ready to treat my face to some much needed pampering. That evening, I used it for the first time. Not only did it remove my makeup beautifully, but it helped remove some flaky skin on my chin & on the sides of my nose as well.

Jack Frost was no longer nipping at my nose…and I was thrilled!

I followed it with Burt’s Bees® Intense Hydration Night Cream. The next morning as I looked into the mirror, I noticed something different. The dry skin that usually plagues me was nowhere to be found! I couldn’t believe my eyes! Usually I want to avoid the mirror because I know that pesky flaky skin will be staring right back at me with a mischievous grin…but not this time!  {Happy dance ensued…}

Before applying my makeup for the day, I started off with Burt’s Bees® Intense Hydration Day Lotion. Usually putting on makeup is a battle with my dry skin. Makeup and dry skin is just a bad combination.  Not only does it make the flaky skin look more obvious, but it looks just plain scary!  (Well, for me anyways…)  But not anymore!  Makeup went on easily and beautifully. I looked great & was ready to conquer the day!

That evening I decided to try the Burt’s Bees® Intense Hydration Treatment Mask. After leaving it on for 10 minutes, I removed it with a tissue and was pleasantly surprised at the appearance of my skin. My pores looked smaller and my skin just looked fresher.

Burt's® Bees goodies!

Burt’s® Bees goodies!

I’ve been using these products every day now for about a month, and I must say…I am SOLD!  My skin is much improved, and I am so happy with the outcome. And sorry…I’m not brave enough to show a before & after…I don’t want to scare you (with the before photo, that is…)

Did I mention the refreshing, pleasant scent?  It’s quite lovely!

If you suffer from dry skin like me, do yourself a favor, and give these products a try!  Seeing is believing, and as The Monkees say, “Now I’m a believer!”

Ok, so you must be wondering how I scored these awesome products for free.

A few months ago, I started participating in online surveys as a fun side gig.  They didn’t pay much, but every little bit helps.  Then one day, I came across

When you sign up with BzzAgent, you get to test out new products for free and “bzz” about them through word of mouth or social media.

Initially, there are a series of surveys to fill out that are geared to find out what you’re into…from products you use to stores you shop at to restaurants you enjoy.

Once you complete the surveys, if your interests match up with a product that needs testing, you will be notified, and you can either accept or decline the “campaign”.  They will then send you the product to test out in addition to samples to distribute to friends & family.  It’s so exciting when that box arrives!

After you try it out, the next part of your gig is to “bzz” about the product.  Spread the word, tell your friends, hand out the free samples, “Like” it on Facebook, tweet or blog about it or write reviews on  It’s up to you, and all they ask of you is for your honest opinion.

So far, I haven’t tested a product I didn’t like, so it’s easy to spread the word.

And for your hard work…well, getting free products in the mail isn’t too shabby!!

So if you’re looking for a side gig that’s fun and gives you the opportunity to try out new products & “bzz” about them, check out!   Bzz bzz!  🙂

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