Thursday, January 24, 2013

Today's Tap: 1/24/13

I haven't done one of these posts, or updated my blog in general for a while. I honestly just haven't been in the mood to post all that much. I will try to do better now. Blogging is such a time consuming activity. Right now my blog looks very boring but it would take me hours to make it look all nice and pretty. I have the time it's I just don't feel motivated to do it. Well, a lot of my favorite sites like Bzzagent are helping me feel more motivated this week!

What's new on Crowdtap:

  • Absolutely nothing. I completed my Durex Sample and Share last week and that it about it. Things have been real slow on Crowdtap lately. I hardly ever get invited to sample shares and never get top rewards. I'm starting to think the site is not worth my time. 
What's new on Influenster: 

  • I haven't been paying much attention  to this site lately. I got my Holiday Voxbox and while it was nice, most of the stuff wasn't really geared towards me. I think Influenster might be better for 20-something girls who are into a lot of beauty products. I need to work on my voxbox posts. I plan on doing most of that tomorrow. 

What's new on Swaggable:

  • I received a mini container of Bill All Purpose Cleaner to review. It's an all natural cleaner with food-grade and plant based natural cleaners. It smells really great and does a decent job of cleaning stains. 

What's new on Expo: 

  • I have a couple new review videos up on the site. My Glade Tryology video is now up and running here
  • Things have a been a little slow on this site too. I have a bunch of videos I need to film. I just need to get back in the mood!

What's new on Bzzagent:

  • A-freaking lot! I worked really hard on my  Morningstar Farms campaign. My blog post even got a excellent rating! WOOT! 
  • I am currently involved in a Redbox Instant trial. BLAH. Not a very impressive service as of now. 
  • I got two new campaign invites today! Yup, two! One is for Shick razors and the other, for Glade Expressions. I'm so excited to be a part of both of these campaigns. I'll be writing more about them both in the upcoming days ahead. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bzzing in the kitchen with Morningstar Farms.

The other day I blogged about how I was invited a Bzz Campaign for Morningstar Farms. I have been eating  their products for years, but this time I decided to try something new. I search all over for a recipe that would satisfy both my vegetarian needs and those of my carnivorous boyfriend. I finally decided on this Vegetarian Swedish Meatball recipe, that I found on Pinterest. We did make a few changes to the recipe. Most noticeably, we used the Morningstar Farms Meatballs instead of making our own. Here is how it all went down:

I got some of our ingredients ready. We used vegetable stock instead of mushroom broth. We cooked the noodles and starting following the rest of the steps in the recipe. I've never worked with flour before so I had my boyfriend help me.

Now, it is finally time to add the meatballs. They look so delicious! I was very impressed with how many meatballs came in the package. The box was really small so I was surprised how many were in there!

Next, I had my boyfriend add the noodles and stir. We both had such a blast cooking together. We usually just eat when we want to spend time together. It was a nice change to be cooking together. I think it is something we are going to do more often from now on. We will use Morningstar Farm products of course. ;)

Here is out finished product. It looks so good!

I couldn't wait to get my hands on some of the dinner!

Stuffing my face. 

What did I think of the Morningstar Farms Meatballs? Love em'! They don't taste exactly like real meatballs of course, but they have a nice meaty taste and texture  I was impressed with how many meatballs came in the package. It was a very good value. I would definitely use the vegetarian meatballs in other recipes. Moringstar Farms Meatballs are great for vegetarians and people who are looking for a healthier alternative to beef. They don't have nearly as much fat or calories as the real stuff and they taste pretty darn good. My boyfriend is a carnivore and not only did he eat all the meatballs on his plate, he went back for seconds! He is usually very picky about eating my vegetarian food so that says a lot.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Durex Sexplorers Samplers Program.

Thanks to Crowdtap, I got to take part in a Durex Sexplorers Sampling Program. They sent me this big ole' box of goodies:

I was very impressed with the amount of items I received in this sample and share. 

What was inside: 
  • A Durex Sexplorers welcome letter
  • 10 Durex Play Vibrations Variety Packs
  • 2 packages of Extra Sensitive Condoms
  • 2 packages of Performance Intense Condoms
There were also a condoms in the variety packs. I don't think I've ever had so many condoms in my possession before. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

New BzzCampaign: Morningstar Farms.

This week I got invited to another campaign at Bzzagent for Morningstar Farms. I'm so stoked to be a part this campaign. I have been using Morningstar Farms products ever since I became a vegetarian 9 years ago. This campaign truly is a perfect fit for me. 

Morningstar Farms makes a wide variety of healthy meat alternatives. Some of my favorite products include: 

  1. Veggie Buffalo Wings. These taste amazing and will keep you from feeling left out when all your friends are eating chicken wings. They make a great party food so the next time your guy as his friends over to watch a game, trying making some of these. 
  2. Hickory BBQ Riblets. OMG! These are so amazing. I love to make a plate with some corn on the side. I fed these to my meat loving boyfriend once, and he liked them. 
  3. Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles. These have become a staple item in my home. They can be used a substitute for ground beef in a variety of dishes. I love to use them in place of beef when making tacos. YUMMY!

I got my Morningstar Farms Bzzkit in the mail on Saturday. Here is what was inside:

  • 1 coupon for a free MorningStar Farms products up to $4.99
  • 4 $1 off one Morningstar Farms Product coupons
  • A Bzzkit postcard
I decided to try something different for this campaign. I searched all over the internet for a new recipes that would be pleasing to me and my boyfriend. I'm going to be posting about our meal experience in another day or two. In the mean time here is a picture of some of my ingredients: 

Here are a few ingredients. Can you guess what we made? 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cravebox New Year's Resolution Unboxing Video.

I got my very first Cravebox today. It is the New Year's Resolution box. I decided to do a short unboxing video. There was so much cool stuff that it turned into a longer unboxing video. ;) Enjoy!