Frugal Froggie's Reviews
Frugal Froggie has compiled a list of products, books, etc that have been helpful in frugal living. I hope you find these products as useful as I have. If you click on the links that are with the reviews and purchase the product, I am paid a small commission. Sometimes I paid for my reviews by either products or compensation but it does not impact my opinion. Sign up for the newsletter so you don't lose touch with Frugal Froggie and living frugally. Have a HOPtastic day!!!
Let's do laundry with Seventh Generation Smart Energy
Nov. 23, 2015
With a family or messy, dirty boys, laundry can be quite a task. I have been making the process to decrease the amount of chemicals and toxic products in my house. So cool that I received Seventh Generation Energy Smart laundry detergent for free for review purposes from Smiley360. Even though I did receive the product for free, all opinions are my own.
About a year ago I got a High Efficieny clothes washer in my efforts to use less water and use less detergent to clean my clothes. I haven't done a hard comparison but I feel that I am using less detergent and definitely using less water to wash my clothes. My clothes aren't getting as worn and as damaged as much as they were with the agitator in traditional washing machines.
The Seventh Generation Energy Smart laundry detergent is made for High Efficieny clothes washing machines. The Seventh Generation Energy Smart laundry detergent promises to give the same performanace in cold and warm water saving you $17 per year. Here is an interesting fact that I read on the bottle:
If every household in the U.S. replaced just one bottle of 95oz petroleum-based laundry liquid with our 95oz plant-based product, we could save 304,830 barrels of oil. That's enough to heat and cool 17,500 U.S. homes for a year. That information alone is a reason for me to make the switch. In addition to being frugal, is it important to me to earth conscience with recycling and decreasing my carbon foot print.
You can see that the liquid is clear. The bottle states that it is non-toxic and contains no dyes or synthetic fragrances. Seventh Generation uses essential oils and botanical extracts. The detergent has a citrus smell that I really enjoyed. It wasn't over powering but it was a nice clean scent. My clothes came out clean and I am happy with the results.
I am so glad that I tried Seventh Generation Energy Smart laundry detergent. Although my kids missed the fragrance of our other detergent, I will be making this my new laundry detergent for the money savings and the reduction of toxic chemicals in my house. I would recommend this to my family, friends, and complete strangers.
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Nov. 20, 2015
Each morning I have been drinking a sugar-free, low-calorie energy drink supplement. I was just about to run out when I got a chance to try BodSmith Advanced Oranges with CoQ10 at a discounted rate. Although I did receive it at a discounte rate, all opinions are my own.
BodSmith Advanced Oranges offers more than my previous energy drink. Not only does it have the Green Coffe Bea
Nov. 18, 2015
When I saw these tongs, I knew I had to have them. I just loved the greeen color of them. Although I did received them at a discounted price, all opinions are my own.
The Lucentee 2-Piece Salad/Barbecue Tongs are a great addition to my kitchen utensils. When my husband saw that I got tongs, he said, " Don't we have enough tongs?" I didn't care because I liked them and I wa
Nov. 16, 2015
Last Saturday I had a day off from work and I was so excited to spend the day with my boys. I try to make muffins to enjoy for breakfast and I found a recipe for Easy Baked Pancake Muffins. Thankfully, I received a free sample of Silicone Baking Cups for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
Anytime I buy a kitchen utensil I clean it first. The packaging says dishwas
Nov. 14, 2015
I love trying samples and reviewing products. Finding new products that then become my favorites is really enjoyable. Thankfully, I received a sample of Pond's Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes from Influenster. Although I did receive the product for free, all opinions are my own.
My life is rather chaotic right now. I have a lot of transition going on in my lif
Nov. 09, 2015
Thanks to the fun website Smiley360, I got a chance to take my kids to visit a local Sleep Number store and try out the SleepIQ kids bed. Although I will receive sample products, all opinions are my own.
It made for a fun night to take my kids and go explore the Sleep Number store. Honestly, I had been inside a Sleep Number store before. My kids both climbed up on the SleepIQ
Nov. 07, 2015
Darn the bad luck that I got to try out this Corkscrew Wine Opener by Barvivo. It meant that I had to go get more wine so I could give it a proper review. Ha! Although I did receive the Corkscrew Wine Opener by Barvivo for free, all opinions are my own.
First, the wine opener is solid. I have used as with most people a cheap wine opener that you have had to use shear force to pull out
Oct. 29, 2015
Having tried Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals before, I was thrilled to see the offer to try their Vitamin C Professional Grade Serum. If you would like to see my review of Majestic Pure Rosemary Oil, here is a link. Although I did receive the product at a discounted rate, all opinions are my own.
After I showered this morning, I decided that I would use the Majestic Pure Vitamin C Profe
Oct. 26, 2015
Eating better and taking better care of yourself is not an overnight process. I am working on having healthy snacks available and paying more attention to how my body works. I saw a post to try a 14 day detox which I was excited about so I opted in for the discounted sample. Although I did receive the 14 Day Teatox at a discounted rate, all of my opinions are my own.
To be hone
Oct. 22, 2015
I don't get the chance much to treat myself to a special experience. And my feet are definitely neglected. I was curious to try the Midwest Sea Salt Tea Tree Oil Therapeutic Foot soak. I did receive the product at a discounted price but all opinions are my own.
I have used Tea Tree Oil before to treat other things but I had not used it as a foot soak before. I have read all of t
Oct. 19, 2015
I am sure almost everyone can say that at some point their car has smelled less than desirable. When I saw the Car Air Purifier, I was interested in trying it. Although I did receive the Car Air Purifier at a discounted price, all opinions are my own.
My German Shepard mix can have bad breath. Put her in an enclosed car and everyone will be rolling down a window and sticking the
Oct. 15, 2015
One of the ways to be frugal would be use things as long as you can. That is a great way to stretch your dollar. I have a few knives that have been well used and nicked and dull. When I got the chance to review the Harcas Knife Sharpener, I jumped at the chance. Although I did the Harcas Knife Sharpener at a discounted rate, all opinions are my own.
When I opened the box, I was
Oct. 09, 2015
I drink a lot of water. I feel that I get the hydration from water. I don't do sports drinks, coffee, or tea. Since I am environmentally friendly, I have a lot of resuable water bottles. When I saw the chance to review the collapsible water bottles, I jumped at the chance to get it since in my opinion, you can never have too many water bottles. Although I did receive
Oct. 02, 2015
I was invited to host a party from House Party to sample Sands Alive Glow set. Although I did receive the product for free, all opinions are my own.
As you can see my kids are exciting to start playing with the Sands Alive Glow set. The could not wait to open up the Sands Alive Glow set. Since I was unfamiliar with Sands Alive Glow set, I was a little excited myself to st
Oct. 01, 2015
I am going to confess. I am bad about taking vitamins. I think since I have stopped drinking orange juice in the morning has resulted in my not taking vitamins.
So I was excited to try a multivitamin that I didn't have to take with a drink of water or orange juice. Because I received a free sample of Centrum Vitamints from Smiley360, I was able to try a vitamin that was chewabl
Sep. 17, 2015
First, because it is not full of heavy batteries, the flashlight is light to hold. The flashlight is not too big either so it could even fit in a purse. The flashlight was easy to operate and the LED light is a bright white light even for a small flashlight.
I remember when I was in high school that I had a solar powered and battery powered calculator. It was so co
Sep. 08, 2015
As someone who has had skin cancer, I should be better about wearing sunscreen. Now that I am older, I am very aware of the damage that sun causes to your skin. With that being said, I was excited to try Oz Naturals Tinted Moisturizer. I saw on the Today Show that a makeup artist recommended using a tinted moisturizer instead of foundation as your skin ages. When I heard t
Sep. 04, 2015
I have wanted to try a Retinol Cream as I have heard the benefits. I had no idea what to expect when I got the BeautyBliss Eye Cream. The cream is a yellow color and a soft cream which is important when you are putting it on the delicate skin around the eyes. You don't want a hard cream that is difficult to spread around the eyes.
When I first tried the cream I got pimpl
Aug. 31, 2015
Last Thursday, I had the hint of a headache. Usually if I get a hint of a headache, if I don't take something right away it turns into a migraine headache. I decided to try the Majestic Pure Rosemary Essential Oil to stop my headache. And it WORKED!! I rubbed the Majestic Pure Rosemary Oil on my temples and thankfully I didn't get a full blown headache and the pain stopped.
The Majestic Pure Ro
Aug. 28, 2015
I am on the hunt to find anything that will whiten my teeth while not making my teeth any more sensitive than they already are. I have used this for a couple of days now and I am happy with the results. My teether weren't sensitive and they felt very clean. Can't wait to see what my teeth will look like after a week of using the product.
From the manufacturer, "Colgate&re
Aug. 27, 2015
I added Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds to my salad for the last two days and I really enjoyed it. It didn't take away from the salad. I was worried that it wouldn't taste good or ruin the salad but it was a nice compliment to the salad. I love that it is a good source of protein with 10 grams of protien which is something I am focusing on to help me lose weight.
Aug. 24, 2015
I love the green color of these mitts. I really was excited to give these mitts a test. I used them taking a hot bowl out of the microwave. Also, I used them while I held the hot bowl to help me stir the ingredients. The Silicone made it easy to grab the items and I felt secure that the item wasn't going to slip out of my hand.
Then I used them to get the blueberry streu
Jul. 27, 2015
I received a 14-day sample of Nexium24HR for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
I have been a heartburn sufferer since I was in my 20s. When you suffer from heartburn, it means you sleep upright at night or not at all. Recently, I had a night where I enjoyed pizza and wine. With other medications, that may have been a night that I didn't get sleep. But thankfully, I
Jul. 20, 2015
I received a coupon that partially covered the cost of the Bon Appetit pizza as a BzzAgent for purposes of reviewing. All opinions are my own.
Pizza is a something we enjoy as a family. We probably eat pizza at least once a week. It is a special night that I get to enjoy with my boys. Pick up a movie and eat some pizza. To keep things from getting boring, we l
May. 29, 2015
I received product for the purposes of this review but all opinions are my own.
Father's Day is June 21 and will be here before we know it. If you are looking for a fun gift to give the special father in your life, check out the great line of gifts at Zazzle.com. Right now you can save 15% Off All Orders + 30% Off Father's Day Gifts - Use code: ZFAVORITEGUY - Starts: 5/29/2015 Expires:
Apr. 30, 2015
I did receive product from Zazzle.com to faciliate this review but all opinions are my own.
Mother's Day is just over a week away. Thankfully, I have the day off so I can spend time with my family. I have wanted tote bags with my logo on them. I used tote bags when I go to the library, got to work, or even events that I attend. Also, I was about out of business cards. My f
Apr. 03, 2015
Since I am the administrator for a great networking group called The Kansas City Mompreneurs, I get to met lovely business moms throughout the Kansas City area. I feel privileged to be apart of such a great group of women. At a recent meeting, one of the members gave me a sample of Ava Anderson Non Toxic.
Although it has taken my a while to try Ava Anderson Non Toxic, I am glad
Mar. 27, 2015
Disclosure-Product provided for testing purposes through Influenster. All opinions are my own.
Despite the wishes of the person who cuts my hair, I color my own hair. I save a lot of money coloring my own hair. Thankfully I received Dessange Hair Care System to test for my color treated hair.
Unfortunately, color treated blonde hair turns brassy. Dessange Paris Hair Car
Mar. 20, 2015
Product was provided by BrandBacker for review purposes in sponsoring this review. All opinions are my own.
Since I have dry, sensitive skin, I am cautious about what I put on my face. Thankfuly, I received a sample of Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream to try on my skin. And I must say it has really made a difference. And I am very pleased with
Feb. 20, 2015
This week I tried a new recipe with my IdealShape Meal Replacement shakes. It was delicious so I thought I would share it with you.
8oz of Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milke
1 scoop of Chocolate IdealShape drink mix
2 tablespoons of peanut butter.
Normally I enjoy my IdealShape drink mix with a banana
so it was nice to change it up.
And I love pean
Feb. 10, 2015
So excited to host the review and giveaway of IdealShape meal replacement bars and shakes. I received the products for free for review purposes but all opinions are my own.
I have been drinking the IdealShape shakes for the last week and I have really enjoyed them. They were filling and helped me control my appetite. Here is the recipe that I used with the drink mix.
1 scoop of
Feb. 06, 2015
I have a friend that in her words wears clown makeup. And when she attends our monthly meetings, she shares the Makeup Eraser and takes off with ease her clown makeup. She just uses the Makeup Eraser and water and her clown makeup is gone. So I was excited when she let me use her Makeup Eraser to give it a try.
It is so soft and luxurious. And it worked on getting m
Feb. 02, 2015
Since I am on a journey to lose weight, I wanted a single serve blender for Christmas so I could make meal replacement smoothies. I have been drinking a premade breakfast smoothie that I liked and the cost was good. And I have lost weight so far in a manageable way. But I wanted to make my own smoothies and find a less expensive way to make them.
So I was excited that for
Jan. 12, 2015
I was provided Reese's Spread by Influenster for review purposes but all opinions are my own.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite. So when I was asked to review the Reese's Spread, I was so excited. Here is a picture of all the yummy goodness I created. First I made the Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate spead-filled crescents which were a huge hit with my family. And
Jan. 05, 2015
Now that you have taken all of those pictures during the holidays, don't forget to print them off. Frugal Froggie is excited to share a code for you to get 101 free prints from Shutterfly. Taxes, shipping, and handling will apply. The code expires at the end of today, January 5, 2015.
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Dec. 30, 2014
Now that we have gotten a few gift cards for Christmas, it's time to spend them. And to get the most bang for your buck, check out these discount codes to save some additional money on your purchases. Luckily, I have links to save you additional money on your purchases. Stores like Macy's, Target, Home Depot, and Toys R Us all have additional savings and discounts.
Dec. 23, 2014
If you haven't had a chance to visit with Santa this year, here is a chance to have a live video conference with him. Maybe Santa was too busy at Santa's workshop and didn't have a chance to visit your area of the world, take advantage of 30% off a Video Conference call with Santa.
Through the magic of the internet and Santa's Elves, you can visit with Santa Claus without having to l
Dec. 22, 2014
I have three beautiful nieces who don't live close enough for me to drop off presents to them. I was so excited when I saw that I could ship an actual gift card from Amazon and get free one-day shipping. You can select to have them emailed but I choose for my nieces to receive the gift card with a 5X7 greeting card.
So I selected the greeting card for free and shipping for free savin
Dec. 16, 2014
As being a member of the US Family Guide blogger family, I was excited to receive Anavita Wrinkle Cream for free for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
As much as I have to admit, I can't fight that I am getting older. I can deny it all I want but it is reality. So I was excited to try Anavita Wrinkle Cream. I was cautious since I have sensitive skin. But A
Dec. 01, 2014
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was nice to see family and enjoy great food. Did any of your find any great Black Friday deals? I would love to hear any great deals you scored. Or any crazy shopping stories.
If you are still looking to get some great deals, check out Amazon Cyber Monday specials. In years past, I have found some great deals shopping with
Nov. 13, 2014
I received this product for free because of my relationship with Crowdtap and Zep for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
After receiving Zep All-Around Oxy Cleaner & Degreaser, I was excited to try it out on some Kool-Aid stains in my kitchen. Here is the before picture of the Kool-Aid stain on my kitchen counter. I just sprayed a little on the stains and
Nov. 06, 2014
I received the Dream Team Pets for free for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.
Luckily, both my kids are great at sleeping in their own beds. But they do occasionally have a hard time sleeping in their own beds. So I was excited to receive the Dream Team Pets to see if it could help my kids with those few times they have a hard time sleeping in their own beds
Oct. 27, 2014
Are you frazzled by your family's hectic schedule and chaotic household? Then try Debbie Lillard's "A Mom's Guide to Home Organization." This book walks you through simple processes and tips for organizing your time, your stuff and your space. The second half of the book addresses how to teach your children the life skill of being organized. Written by a busy mom for busy moms. Buy Today at:&nbs
Oct. 22, 2014
Unfortunately, the Kansas City Royals lost the first game of the World Series. But we are still hopeful for the game tonight. For those who are still in town to attend the second game of the World Series, stop by Legoland Discovery Center in Kansas City. I received free tickets for the review purpose and the pleasure of taking my kids there on Monday. All my opinions are my own.
Oct. 20, 2014
My youngest son turned 3 years old on Friday. Thankfully, we received free tickets to visit Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium for this review but all opinions are my own. For those that are coming to Kansas City for the World Series tomorrow night in Kansas City, visiting Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium would be a great time to add to your travel itinerary.
SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquar
Oct. 09, 2014
With gift giving season around the corner, finding a toy that your kids will play with instread of the box is a huge time and money saver. Luckily, I received the Julius Jr. Invento-Cycle from HouseParty to try it for free. All opinions are my own. Both my 6 year-old and my 3 year-old like Julius Jr on Nickelodeon. So we were excited to give this toy a try.
Oct. 06, 2014
Many of us have pets in our lives. I happen to have 2 dogs, a cat, and a bird. Not what I planned on but it is what it is. I hate wasting money on treats or food that my pets end up not liking. When I received Pedigree Stackerz dog treats, I was excited for my dogs to try them.
As you can see there were excited to try the dog t
Sep. 15, 2014
When you have a infant or child that is not feeling well, taking their temperature can be a struggle. But getting the temperature is needed so the wrestling match begins.
One time when my son was sick, I took his temperature rectally. It stressed me out because you don't want to cause your baby any discomfort. And when I took his temperature, that was the moment he decid
Sep. 08, 2014
When my sister was in elementary school, she had her winter jacket taken. We did eventually get the jacket back. It would have been so nice to have a label in the jacket. Then maybe we would have gotten the jacket back sooner.
Enter Label Daddy. Label Daddy has washable labels that can be added to clothing, lunch boxes, sports equipment, bottles, cups, and shoes to n
Aug. 29, 2014
With this upcoming long holiday weekend, many people will have family and friends over to cook out and celebrate the unofficial end of summer. After you have enjoyed your meal, it is fun to end a wonderful meal with a summer favorite. Ice Cream. Luckily, Target is having a stock up sale on Magnum, Fruttare, and Klondike. I decided to take advantage of the sale at Target and
Aug. 25, 2014
Among the many things that are hard to do being a parent, meal planning is something I struggle with each week. To this day, I have a hard time eating meatloaf because my mom would make a huge meatloaf on Monday and then we would have leftovers for the rest of the week. So I think most parents can relate. If you fall into this catergory, I invite you to check out Cook Smarts meal
Aug. 18, 2014
If you have watched, "Extreme Couponing," the people that are spotlighted have tons of coupons because they are using a coupon clipping service. A coupon clipping service sells coupons for typically 10-15% of the face value of the coupon. If someone knows that an item is on sale and there are coupons on that item as well, purchasing additional coupons through a coupon clipping service is a w
Aug. 11, 2014
Anytime I have eaten at a restaurant, I wished that I had the recipes so that I could make them myself. I try to avoid spending money at a restaurant. It can get expensive to eat out especially when you add in a tip. So I was so happy to recipe a copy of "American's Most Wanted Recipes at the Gril" to review. Although I was tempted by many recipes to try, I picked out A&
Aug. 05, 2014
So for those who enjoyed my post yesterday with Peanut Butter Bars, I wanted to take them to work but didn't want to leave a pan there. So I purchased a foil pan. I have purchased them before but I have never really known how to clean them before using them. Obviously, you can't put them in the dishwasher. But I do want to clean them since they have been sitting out in the
Jul. 28, 2014
A long time ago, I stopped drinking carbonated beverages. I primarily drink water. And because I primarily drink water, I want great tasting water. And I like it to be really cold. So like many people who drink tons of water, I filter my water to get great tasting water and clean out any impurities.
And until I received my complimentary Clearly Filtered water pitcher, I t
Jul. 08, 2014
Yesterday, I had a long to do list. I needed to go to the bank, get gas, and get a few groceries. And parents know that errands with kids can make everything take longer. While we were finishing up our lunch, I logged into Zoomin Market and ordered the few grocery items our family needed. Finished up our lunch, got gas, drove thru Zoomin Market to get our groceries, and then off to the
Jun. 16, 2014
Happy Belated Father's Day!! We were excited to purchase a griddle for my husband for Father's Day. I have fond memories of my dad making pancakes so I wanted to continue that tradition for my family. After shopping at a few stores, we purchased at Wal-Mart the Farberware Family Size Griddle.
Part of why I made the purchase of this griddle was because it said it was dishwasher
Jun. 12, 2014
I recently received for free the Healthy Home Company Perfect Touch Sanitizer. Healthy Home Company formally known as Mommy's Club sells products that are toxic-free and organic. They have household cleaning products, personal products, cosmetics, and health products available through their membership program. Although I do receive a reward if you purchase Health Home Company pro
May. 25, 2014
Frugal Froggie was selected to receive Red Gold Tomatoes as a chance to introduce people to cooking with Red Gold Tomatoes. In my package I received 5 cans of Red Gold Tomatoes, the cute red apron in the picture, recipes, and a wooden tomato spreader. I did receive the products for free in form of compensation but my opinion are 100% my own are not influenced by the free product.
May. 05, 2014
Several summers ago we had a huge problem with ants. We spent tons of money buying lots of products to keep our house ant free. We found that Terro Ant Baits solved our problem. They are very easy to use. You just cut off an opening and put them in place that is safe from pets and kids from reaching but where you have ants. We put them in our window sills in our kitchen and we do
Mar. 18, 2014
Frugal Froggie is an LLC so I do need to file my earnings separately. I found TurboTax Business very helpful in filing my taxes for Frugal Froggie. Last year, I did try to file my taxes by myself but I got so confused looking over the tax form. Having the peace of mind knowing that my taxes were filed correctly last year with the help of using TurboTax Business is worth it.
Mar. 17, 2014
I recently purchased the Aurora 10-Sheet CrossCut Pullout Paper Shredder because our other shredder died. I firmly believe in shredding bills, receipts, etc after you don't need them anymore. Even though I am someone who took care of my confidential information, a former co-worker of mine did steal my identity. Even more reason to protect yourself.
I did some research f
Mar. 14, 2014
I love the Euroflex Monster Steam Mop
. In the past, I used a spray mop but I had the expense of buying the replacement pads and replacing the cleaning spray. The Euroflex Monster Steam Monster
comes with two washable, reusable microfiber mop pads and one carpet microfober pad. You just fill it up with water so you don't have to