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I’m a Facebook Master!

Well, according to smarterer that is. :)

Smarterer is beta site—that I got to test out thanks to BzzAgent—with crowd-sourced questions where you can take tests to let the world know just how much you know. Tests are available in a wide range of fields such as: Facebook (796, here, thank you), Twitter, Google Search, Excel, Photoshop, PHP, Gmail, Outlook… and the list really does go on and on.

Each question is timed, with points decreasing the longer it takes you to answer. But once you finish a question you can stop; you’re not timed on the test overall. (Which is a good thing because some of these tests go on and on and on – especially with people adding new questions all the time!) Answer right and your score increases, answer wrong and points are deducted (logical, eh?). Answer correctly once more and you’ll increase your score again. So don’t feel bad if you really don’t know the last four digits of Mark Zuckerberg’s social security number. You’ll have chances to redeem yourself. ;)

Smarterer also offers up ways for you to show off that master status. Share those scores on Facebook, Twitter, in email or on your resume. Signing up provides a personal profile page with all your tests and skill levels front and center. http://smarterer.com/momneedscoffee

So go ahead, pull up your chair and hit up the Facebook test. See if you can beat my score!

Health-Full® Nutty Grain Bread

This is the BEST healthy, low cal bread I have had in a very long time. I love my carbs (unfortunately) and just can’t give up my bread. It seems though, that the good, hearty breads are always full of calories. So it’s hard to lose weight while not denying myself. There are low calorie breads but they are NOTHING compared to Arnold’s Health-full® Nutty Grain (the version I had—thanks to being a BzzAgent!).

This bread is thick and moist. And BIG! Not teeny little squares. True, we’re talking 80 calories a slice, but since most plain bread is about 120 for 2 slices, you’re only adding a teeny bit more calories into the mix, along with: whole grains, 5 grams of protein per slice, and protein—5 per slice for the Nutty Grain. And have I said this bread is thick? You see and taste the grains (and in my case, nuts). The bread is filling. And that is what you want. There’s nothing worse than eating a sandwich and being hungry 20 minutes later. Doesn’t happen with this bread!

Health-full® comes in 3 versions:

  • Nutty Grain
    • 5g of fiber per slice
    • 5g of protein per slice
    • 80 calories per slice
    • Baked with whole grains
    • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  •  10 Grain
    • 5g of fiber per slice
    • 5g of protein per slice
    • 80 calories per slice
    • Baked with 10 whole grains
    • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  •  Flax & Fiber
    • 4g fiber per slice
    • 5g of protein per slice
    • 80 calories per slice
    • Good source of Omega-3 ALA
    • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

Have you tried this bread yet? What were your thoughts? If you want to try it, Arnold’s website has some great recipes to try with it! (I mean, check out that Autumn Turkey Sandwich!)


Cross Pens: Edge Nitro

A couple of weeks ago the mailman brought me one of the best packages I’ve ever received—my first ever Cross pen.

Being as I’m a huge pen hoarder enthusiast, I’ve been eying up Cross pens for a while, but haven’t ever made the leap as I’m also a huge pen displacer. And now that I’ve been using a Cross pen (the Edge Nitro Blue) I’m in h-e-a-v-e-n.

What I love about this pen:

  • The Size. It’s a bit shorter than a full sized pen when closed, but it’s the perfect size when opened.
  • It’s Capless. No messing with or losing  a cap.
  • Changeability. Go from rollerball to ballpoint by changing the refill.
  • New Mom Friendly. With the innovative slide-open technology, writing out thank you notes just got a whole lot easier.

The only downside I experienced was with the ink itself, which happens. I experienced skipping after a week of constant usage. Once I replaced the ink with a refill I was good to go again.

All in all, this is one fantastic pen and I’m definitely hooked on Cross. If you’re holding out due to the price, it’s well worth it. WELL worth it. From insurance forms to thank you notes, Cross pens have you covered.

SC Johnson Smart and Easy Spring Cleaning

A few weeks ago I received the package to the left and immediately fell in love. I love cleaning supplies! I absolutely jumped at the chance of joining the BzzAgent SC Johnson Smart and Easy Spring Cleaning campaign.

Inside the box was:




  • 1 Glade Spring Candle
  • 1 Lemon Pledge
  • 1 Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer
  • 1 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel
  • 1 Glad Plugin Refill

I have to say, the first thing I jumped at using was the toilet cleaning gel. The smell is amazing, it’s beyond easy to use (no lifting the tank lid and flushing the toilet while quickly dropping tablets in that you can’t touch yet they never fall exactly flat) and it just works.

The Lemon Pledge speaks for itself. There’s nothing better than the smell that is left after dusting with Lemon Pledge. It leaves your house smelling clean. I read a trick somewhere by someone who said that if you need to quickly tidy before guests come over last minute, spray some Lemon Pledge and it will give the illusion that you just cleaned. Pretty neat.

I’ve used the Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer previously and it is hard to come by around me. I think that as soon as it comes it, it sells out! Yes, it’s that great. I’m a fan of Scrubbing Bubbles to begin with, but the sprayer on the mega shower foamer is awesome and covers more of an area in one spray than the original does.

Invisible grime barrier is activated each time bathroom surfaces get wet, working for up to four days

I have to say, this is totally the case. Our bathroom sink is used by the 3 of us. It gets dirty really fast. But after I spray and clean with the Mega Shower Foamer, it stays cleaner, longer. The grime/scale stays away much longer and the clean smell lasts longer too.

As for the candle and the plugin, I could not be happier. As a dog and cat owner, I can tell you that there are animal smells in my house (and yes, they drive me crazy). The Glade candle and the Glade plugin both give off a nice fresh scent that doesn’t over power the “natural” smells you have in your house, yet they still mask them. It’s great to be able to walk into the house without going, “Eew, dog.” right off the bat.

All of these products came in so handy for Easter. After we installed the new wood laminate flooring, the house just felt dirty because of the dust/debris from cutting and sawing, etc. The Scrubbing Bubbles took care of the bathrooms with ease and the candle, plugin,  and Lemon Pledge took care of the rest of the house. By the time company arrived for Easter dinner, the house was spotless!

DYMO LabelManager® 260P

Recently I got the opportunity from BzzAgent to try out the DYMO LabelManager® 260P. Anyone that knows me knows that I absolutely adore office supplies. So I jumped on the opportunity without a single second of hesitation.

I’ve used label makers in the past; matter of fact I have a Brother P-Touch sitting next to me. But what stood out about the DYMO LabelManager was the rechargeable battery and the sleek handheld design.

I will admit that this little sucker has a ton of functions, some that I won’t ever probably find the need to touch upon. But what is so great is that they are there should you need them.

Some key highlights:

  • Powered by a lithium-ion battery
  • Large 1.18″ x 2.36″ screen displays two lines of label text
  • Graphical display lets you see text effects on screen before you print. This means no more guessing what the label will look like. What you see is what you get!
  • Customize labels and add emphasis by choosing from 3 fonts, 6 font sizes, one of the many styles, and one of 8 different box styles or underline
  • Work faster with an improved user interface that displays all menu options onscreen without scrolling, and includes intuitive icons for formatting options

Aside from the design and battery, the other feature that I now can’t live without is the display. You really do see what you’re going to get. And if you’ve got a particularly long label going, one press of the preview button shows you what you will get via scroll.

While I will be using my label maker for labels here and there, for those of you who will be using one for every day uses, there is an option to save your most frequent ones (up to 9 of them). I know that will come in handy for some people.