Tuesday, May 7, 2013

BzzAgent freebie

I've explained in the past about the company BzzAgent, a word of mouth marketing company that, once I signed up as a agent & filled out a few surveys to determine preferences & "fits," gives me opportunities to try, free of charge!, new products and services in exchange for my commitment to tell others about the products and report back to BzzAgent.

Well, last night we tried a free Kroger (or Payless, etc...) Private Selection Upside Down Cake for our dessert.  The flavor we tried is Amber Honey Apple Spice and it was delicious!  I am pretty picky about ready-to-eat products from the store and usually I think that my own, homemade, version is much better.  Well, I've got to tell you that this cake is as good as, if not better, than what I make myself!  And--so easy!  Just warm it up in the oven for 15 minutes, take it out & let it set for a minute or two and run a knife around the edge before dumping it upside down on a cake plate (or any plate!). YUM!!

Have you tried this product yet?  Do you shop at Kroger or its' subsidiaries?  What do you think of the Private Selection brand?


Wednesday, May 1, 2013


I know I posted about this awhile back but seriously, have you checked out Bloglovin yet?  I have been using it for a couple of months and I really, really, REALLY like it!

Here's how I use it:  when I find a blog I like, I copy & paste the URL into the little box on my Bloglovin home page that says "search for blogs."  Then, when the blog is found, I click on it, then click on the "follow this blog" button.  That's it!

I have Bloglovin bookmarked on my bookmarks bar at the top of my page (I use Google Chrome).  Whenever I want to see what's new, I click on my link and voila!  There's my feed!  One of the best features is that  once I click on a blog to read it, it "dims" a bit so I can see at a glance what I've read.  AND, just like on Pinterest, there's a "scroll to top" button so that I don't have to grab the side bar and drag it up.

Are you using Bloglovin?  What do you think?

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