Biotera Twitter Party

Biotera Twitter Party

Biotera Twitter Party



Join us on Monday, June 1st for the #HairThatSpeaksVolumes Twitter Party from 8 PM-9 PM CST! We will be chatting about Biotera Hair Care products including the new Biotera Ultra Thick & Full products! Tune in to hear the best tips, tricks and more about the great products Naturelle has available.  


What: #HairThatSpeaksVolumes Twitter Party

When: Monday, June 1st for the #HairThatSpeaksVolumes Twitter Party from 8 PM-9 PM CST

Hashtag: #HairThatSpeaksVolumes  #Biotera

Host: @savemrespendles

Co-hosts: @making_of_a_mom @dinade

Brand Participant: @naturellepro

Prizes: 5 sets of Ultra Thick and Full Products

Questions: Contact Heidi Gray at

Join us by following the hashtags in the Twitter Search Feed or use TweetDeck or Hootsuite by creating your own custom view!


Tweet to win:

Anyone who tweets this from now until the #HairThatSpeaksVolumes Twitter Party will be entered to win one of the 5  Biotera Ultra Thick & Full product sets.



How do I join the conversation?

Easy. Just tweet using the hashtag #HairThatSpeaksVolumes #Biotera  Moderators will help guide the conversation with engaging questions and giveaways.


Who are the moderators?

The Host: @savemrespendles

Co-hosts: @making_of_a_mom @dinade

Brand Participant: @naturellepro  guide the discussion and chat with participants. Make sure you’re following them before the party starts!

How do I follow the conversation?

Use the hashtags #HairThatSpeaksVolumes  #Biotera to follow along.


About the Twitter Party Pre-Party Giveaway


Anyone who tweets this from now until the #HairThatSpeaksVolumes Twitter Party will be entered to win one of the 5 Biotera Ultra Thick & Full product sets.

Entry period: 5/21/15-6/1/15

Hosts will select one Twitter user and announce the winner at the end of the Twitter party on 6/1/15.

*Odds of being chosen the winner depend on the total number of entries.

*The ARV of the prize packages are: $29


Naturelle Pro will mail the prize to the winners after the Twitter party. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of the prizes, but often times are delivered much quicker than that.


The Twitter party will feature 4 Biotera Ultra Thick & Full product sets up for grabs!



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Promotion at Sally Beauty Supply  in June  

2 for $13 on all Biotera products! So it is the perfect time to get stocked up! 

There will also be an Ultra Thick & Full shampoo/conditioner tandem packette on sale for $.99 at the same time


*Save More Spend Less received compensation for hosting the Twitter Party. But all opinions are my own. 








BBQ Pork Mac N Cheese Recipe

BBQ Pork Mac N Cheese Recipe

BBQ Pork Mac N Cheese Recipe


BBQ Pork Mac N Cheese Recipe is one of our go to meals because who doesn’t love BBQ and macaroni and cheese.  But instead of using a box mix I always make up my own from scratch.  Everything is better when it is homemade right?? But BBQ pork and macaroni and cheese are two staples in our house because they are easy to make.  But in the summertime Mr. SMSL barbecues a lot, so having freshly smoked pulled pork makes this dish even better. 

BBQ Pork Mac N Cheese Recipe


BBQ Pulled Pork Mac-N-Cheese Recipe:


  • Smithfield Garlic & Herb Pork Tenderloin (any brand we usually use plain and then season the meat)
  • Bottle of BBQ Sauce we usually have K.C. Masterpiece on hand but have tried several brands and they are all delicious! 
  • 1 Box of  Elbow Mac (1lb) 
  • 4 cups of 4 cheese blend cheese (You could also do cheddar) 
  • 4 oz. of  Cream Cheese 
  • 2 cups of Heavy Cream 
  • ¼ cup of  Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour



  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Put 3-4 Tbsp of butter or olive oil in a skillet and brown pork for 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Turn heat down to low/med and cook for another 20 minutes turning once until meat reads 145
  4. Boil water for elbow noodles and cook according to package directions.
  5. Drain noodles and place back in the pot along with the heavy cream and cream cheese.
  6. After the cream cheese has melted add in 3 cups of cheese.
  7. Spray a 9×13 pan down with no stick oven spray and pour in Mac-N-Cheese mixture
  8. Place in the oven for 20 minutes
  9. While the mac-n-cheese is baking add BBQ sauce to your pulled pork and let it sit on low.
  10. When the mac-n-cheese is done pull it out and top with pulled pork and the last cup of cheese.
  11. Return to the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes.
  12. Serve and enjoy!
  13. So there you have it. The easy peasy BBQ Pulled Pork Mac-N-Cheese recipe. At only $2.66 a serving, I hope your family loves it as much as mine does!

BBQ Pork Mac N Cheese Recipe



Minnies Pet Salon DVD Review

Minnies Pet Salon DVD Review

Minnies Pet Salon DVD Review


Minnie’s sparkling new Pet Salon is open for business…and adventure! Mickey and Minnie have been some of my favorite Disney characters through the years and they always have a grand time when they are together. I’m such a sucker for Disney anything and the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Pet Salon has made it’s way into my heart of course.  I can’t wait for my niece Olivia to come over so I have the excuse to watch it again!!


All your Clubhouse pals are bringing their animal friends to get spruced up for Pluto’s All-Star Pet Show.  With so many pets to bathe, groom and train, Minnie needs help.  Luckily, Mickey and the gang are there to lend a hand.  But when three adorable little kittens go missing, it will take the right Mouseketools – and help from YOU  – to find them in time for the big show.  With over two hours of song-filled pet-themed fun, including 4 additional episodes, Minnie’s Pet Salon is the “purr-fect” gift.

Handsome Cats

Voice Cast:                         Russi Taylor as Minnie Mouse; Bret Iwan as Mickey; Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck; Bill Farmer as Goofy and Pluto.
Director:                              Donovan Cook (Return to Never Land)

Executive Producer:       Rob LaDuca (Jake and the Never Land Pirates)

Producer and Story         Mark Seidenberg (Jake and the Never Land Pirates)

Bonus Episodes:               Daisy’s Pet Project, Pluto’s Puppy-Sitting Adventures, Donald’s Ducks, & Pluto Lends A Paw

Be sure you pick up your copy of this fantastic DVD on May 19, 2015! I promise your kids will love it as well as your inner child! 


The product in this post was given to me in exchange for my review/opinion by Disney.   Even though this product was provided to me at no cost, I only personally recommend products that I think will be good for myself and readers. Thanks to Disney for allowing me to review this great product.

Salon Song

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Kicking Fat to the Curb Week 3 Recap

Kicking Fat to the Curb Week 3 Recap

Kicking Fat to the Curb has been a challenge this week to say the least.  This was week three of our journey and it started out great! We were doing a variety exercises, walking at least a mile a day, drinking our water and eating better. While the scale hasn’t moved I know that I didn’t put the weight on overnight and I know it will take awhile to come off.  But I was still going strong until the day I twisted my ankle.  

I was walking in the kitchen which is pretty normal, and somehow I lost my balance and my right ankle rolled to the right, popped and I was ready to cry.  So I put on my big girl pants, grabbed the ankle brace, an ice pack and made my way to the couch. I knew that I had sprained it pretty good so for the next week I tried to stay off of it as much as I could.  I used the R.I.C.E Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation method of getting it healed as quickly as I could.  But it wasn’t getting any better which was really starting to bother me. 

So a week after the original injury I decided I needed to call the Doctor and see if I had done something worse.  She examined my foot, asked questions and then ordered x-rays.  The day of the appointment she wouldn’t confirm anything other than my foot was injured and I was to continue taking it easy for 2-3 more weeks.  But as soon as the radiologist looked at the X-Rays she would let me know the final diagnosis.  

After a long weekend of waiting I finally got a call with the diagnosis and it was just a very bad sprain.  So I had to continue to not be very active, keep my ankle supported, and not wear sandals.  (BOO! That last one was a killer!) But I knew I had to do as the doctor ordered or I would be out longer than I already was going to be.  

So despite my injury my weight stayed the same this week.  But I just continued to drink my 100 ounces of water and focus on eating healthy and watching my calories.  All in all I’m happy with this week minus the injury part and I am learning that I felt better when I was exercising all of the time.  So here is to hoping the next 3 weeks fly right on by! :) 

What are some of your tips when it comes to weight loss? 

Captain America Civil War Now In Production

Captain America Civil War Now In Production

To hear the Captain America Civil War is now in production was nothing less than exciting! After meeting Chris Evans a year or so ago, I have became quite the Marvel fan.  Right now they are just working on principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia!! Captain America Civil War is the third installment of this great series and opens everywhere in theaters on May 6,2016!! 

Captain America Civil War Now In Production

Who knew it took over a year to make a great film?? 

Marvel Studios has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, the third installment of its Super Hero franchise. It just went into production (so no images are available yet) and all the current details including the cast are below! The movie opens in theatres everywhere on May 6th, 2016!


ATLANTA, GEORGIA (May 7, 2015) – Marvel Studios has commenced principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on “Captain America: Civil War,” the third installment of its Super Hero franchise. The production will shoot on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production, as well as locations in Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland.


Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Community”) from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The Winter Solider,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”). The film returns Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Robert Downey Jr. (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “Iron Man 3”) as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as The Vision, Jeremy Renner (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “The Avengers”) as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3”) as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Godzilla”) as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.


After his debut in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015, Paul Rudd (“Ant-Man,” ”Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”) will make his first appearance alongside the Avengers as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in “Captain America: Civil War.”


The film also includes outstanding additional cast, including Chadwick Boseman (“42,” “Get on Up”) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Emily VanCamp (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Revenge”) as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Brühl (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Bourne Ultimatum”), Frank Grillo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Warrior”) as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt (“A History of Violence,” Marvel’s “The Incredible Hulk”) as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross and Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”).  


“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.


Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.


Directors Joe and Anthony Russo’s creative team also includes director of photography Trent Opaloch (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Elysium”), production designer Owen Paterson (“Godzilla,” “Matrix”), and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”).


Based on the Marvel comic character first published in 1941, “Captain America: Civil War ” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in  “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the upcoming release schedule, which includes Marvel’s “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015, Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” on November 4, 2016, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” on May 5, 2017, and Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” on November 3, 2017.


Marvel Studios most recently continued its unprecedented success with the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015. The film recorded the second biggest opening weekend of all time with a $191.3 million box office. It has also been the #1 release in every country where it has been released.


About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit © 2015 MARVEL.