Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stick it and 4 get it & a coupon giveaway!

Recently I received some coupons from Vocalpoint to try out a new product. For those of you unfamiliar with Vocalpoint, it is a sampling site created to promote word-of-mouth advertising by sending out samples and coupons. The coupons I received were for the Bounce Dryer Bar. It is a fabric softener bar that you adhere to the inside of your dryer and this website has some great Q&A videos for any questions you may have about the the Bounce Dryer Bar.

The coupons that they sent enabled me to snag a great deal at Target last week. In fact, I now have a years supply of Bounce Dryer Bars! Let me explain...

The bars come in different sized packages and the ones that were on sale were the 2 pack. Two bars last about 6 months depending on the frequency of use and your dryer settings. I selected the Outdoor Fresh scent and it is wonderful! My clothes smell great and I do not need to worry about adding a fabric softener to each load now.

Let's be honest, haven't you been busy answering questions from your kiddo's or your spouse and then couldn't remember if you put a fabric softener in the dryer or not. Then, you've used up two!

The ease, convenience and great scent of this product are all great selling points. I would recommend you give it a try! In fact, for any of you local folks, Vocalpoint was kind enough to send me some extra coupons for some friends. So, the first 2 people to leave a comment about there favorite Halloween costume will receive a $1.50 coupon for the Bounce Dryer Bar so you can it it a try.

P.S. I've got another giveaway coming up so stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Coffee Roast Recipe

This recipe is to die for! First of all, let me start off by letting you all know that I am not a Roast fan. My husband on the other hand, LOVES Roast!! For him, it just brings up all those memories of a good home cooked meal.

So, I've been the good wife and occasionally cooked him a pot roast with mashed potatoes and carrots, gravy, get the picture. But, I never enjoyed those meals until I got this recipe from my mom.

The first time I made it I thought, seriously...I need to brown the roast for 5 minutes on each side! But, follow the recipe and you'll see that this is the most tender Roast you have ever had...and the Flavor! Don't you just love a recipe that you can prepare and then go do your grocery shopping and come home to a house that smells devine! Each time I make this, when the family get's home and smells it, the first thing they say is "Mmmmm! What's for dinner!?" You gotta try it!

In the past, I've had to substitute dried onion for chopped onion and it tastes just as good. I just use ground pepper and it works just fine as well.

I'm hoping that you will be able to click on the recipe card above and save it but for some reason, that doesn't always work with blogger. So, I will give the recipe to you here as well.

Ingredients: 3 lb sirloin tip roast, 2 TBsp Vegetable Oil, 1 medium Onion - chopped, 2 Garlic Cloves - minced, 1 cup Brewed Coffee, 1/2 cup Water, 1 Beef Bouillon Cube, 1 tsp Salt, 2 tsp Dried Basil and 1/2 tsp Coarsely Ground Pepper

Instructions: Brown all sides of the roast on medium high heat in hot oil for 5 minutes on each side. Add the roast to the crock pot. Add onion and garlic to the skillet and saute until tender. Stir in coffee, water and bouillon cube, salt, basil and pepper. Stir and then pour on the roast. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours until tender.

Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!