A collection of motherly musings, recollections, product reviews, giveaways and much, much more....
Friday, November 30, 2012
Awesome Gift Idea! Save food and save money....
I am really excited to be trying a new product. I have just received it and I am SO looking forward to using this. I think that this gadget is so innovative and useful that I am writing about it before I can provide a full review.
If you are like me you try to eat healthy, serving your family, and especially your children, a diet that consists of less processed foods and more fresh fruits and veggies. I avoid multiple trips to the grocery store - I simply do not have the time. I work full time (sometimes 60 - 70 hours per week) and cannot be going to the grocery store every 2 - 3 days. I try to make the food shopping trip every 1 - 2 weeks so tend to buy a good variety of foods in large quantities. This is great the first few days but ultimately over the course of a year I end up throwing out hundreds of dollars of food that has spoiled before we can eat it.
The Ozonator is a small appliance that you place in your refrigerator. It is compact, runs off batteries and can save you hundreds of dollars by preventing food from spoiling prematurely. I HATE wasting anything but especially food as it is so expensive.
The Ozonator, known as the Green Refrigerator Machine™, is THE eco-friendly, time and money savings refrigerator solution for the 21st Century. Over $1000 a year in grocery savings Eliminates all odors in the refrigerator, i.e.: fish, garlic, onions, etc. Dramatically reduces potential for spreading germs Neutralizes the harmful molds and bacteria promoting a clean environment Keeps Food Fresher, Longer by delaying mold and decay of foods you buy – including fruits and vegetables – helping them to retain their freshness and flavor longer.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!
This is an incredible gift for someone on your holiday list or better yet, buy one for yourself too! For $40 you could be saving hundreds in food costs. By extending the life of your perishable foods you can watch the money that you save expand! Even if I did not have the chance to review this, I would be seriously considering buying because I consider this an investment.
Look at how small it is.!
Fits right in the fridge!
I have not had it long enough to completely vouch for the results so I plan to monitor this and then post about it, sharing my experience with my readers over the course of a few weeks.
Stay tuned for more information!
Disclosure: I received a product for review purposes and the opportunity to participate in an Affiliate program
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Help your child reveal their inner superhero - Giveaway details
5 Easy Tips for Teaching Children about Philanthropy This Holiday Season
Enter the Global Game Changers contest!
Monday, November 26, 2012
NBA superstar Kevin Durant plays himself in this action-packed family film about a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan. When Brian (Taylor Gray) magically switches basketball skills with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team... while Kevin Durant suddenly can’t make a shot to save his life! But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner means working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero’s season.
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• Free-Throw Challenge Game! Are you up for a Free-Throw Challenge? Show us your skills! Make as many baskets as you can and unlock special clips along the way!
• 7 Thunder-ific Tips for Kids! Does your kid dream of going pro? Use these awesome tips to help them sharpen up their skills!
“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”- Kevin Durant.
Enter to win a Combo Pack (Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Download). Simply share your results from the Free-Throw Challenge Game in the comments below and then fill out the Rafflecopter form! One lucky winner will win the THUNDERSTRUCK Combo Pack
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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Holiday Gift Guide! Review and Giveaway
Women and Men:
Bev's Beads is a site containing handmade items from artist and jewelry designer Beverly Moore. Her work is very earthy as she uses primarily African Trade Beads and natural materials / gem stones. Beverly's designs have been featured in Sports Illustrated and worn by celebrities such as Steven Tyler (Aerosmith lead singer and American Idol judge).
I received a sample of "The Ruins" for review purposes and can attest that the quality is fantastic. It is really a beautiful piece - the I am a beader and have always loved trade beads. The fact that these are authentic, vintage trade bead s(1700s and 1800s) is really appealing - aesthetically, historically and environmentally. The thoughtful selection and composition of quality materials ultimately gives the wearer a piece that is artsy, funky, fun and sure to draw compliments. The clasp is also beautiful which are also made from reclaimed items.
These items will vary slightly as the materials used are unique, being made from natural gemstones and reclaimed African Trade Beads. This would make a truly impressive gift for someone on your holiday list. Bev designs for both Men and Women, offering Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings. If you want to purchase something extra special, Bev also offers collections and commissioned pieces. Also remember - if you are purchasing one of Bev's beautiful creations, you are helping support an independently owned and operated business!
|Fun at the Wheel!|
Challenging new game content
More than 2,400 new puzzles on Wheel of Fortune (1,400 additional puzzles available via downloadable content)
More than 3,300 new clues on Jeopardy! (600+ additional clues available via DLC) ·
Authentic voice-overs from your favorite hosts
Pat Sajak, Vanna White and Jim Thornton for Wheel of Fortune
Alex Trebek and Johnny Gilbert for Jeopardy!
The complete Jeopardy! Clue Crew
Unique and entertaining mini-games
Play commercial break mini-games to unlock new, trendy outfits and other rewards
Improved HD graphics
Pre-teens / Teens:
Portable Nail Station:
My middle DD is obsessed with doing her nails. Every other day she is sporting a new nail design. I plan to start a nail blog for her to showcase her designs. One of her big x-mas gifts is a huge nail polish set.
When the opportunity to review the Portable Nail Station came up I absolutely jumped at the chance. I knew Miss N. would love it and I was right! This product is SO COOL. Perfect for who don’t have time or want to save money on visiting nail salons but want professional-style manicures & pedicures at home. Here are some of the features:
• Self-adjusting stand positions hands and feet at the perfect angle in stable and comfortable position.
• Two removable, washable covers, made of 100% cotton terry-cloth, are included.
• Polish holder leaves hands free to work quickly and comfortably without spills, accommodates a wide variety of bottle shapes and sizes, can be swiveled and tilted for easy accessibility.
• Accessory tray holds everything you need – polish remover, implements and extra polish – all within easy reach.
Miss N. LOVED this. It is so easy to set up and use. It is ergonomically designed to make manicures a breeze. Everything is within a hand's reach. Miss N. said that she could not believe how much better the results were using this product. If you have a nail affectionado in your life I think that this would be the absolute perfect gift! Price: $29.99 Visit www.radapro.com
Salvador Kitti is a family-owned and operated small business with products that feature the original artwork of founder Amy Pugh-Campos. Part of their proceeds are donated to wildlife conservation centers and zoos so in addition to owning a beautiful, and usuable, piece of art, you are also helping a great cause.
Pictured to the left are the Secluded Grace Key Chain. I received the Secluded Grace (clouded leopard) Wristlet for review - it is super-cute image on a silky wristlet. The key chain currently retails for $6.50 and the wristlet for $15.95. At these prices these are perfectly adorable and perfectly affordable gift for tweens/teens. Visit their homepage or Etsy shop!
Love Christmas Carols. Kids do too so don't give them a cd that sounds like it was recorded 50 eyars ago - KidzBop CDs feature the same songs we know and love, but recorded by kids, for kids!
This year check out the new KidzBop Christmas CD:
- All I Want For Christmas Is You
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
- Up On The Housetop
- Winter Wonderland
- Must Be Santa
- Silver Bells
- Mistletoe And Holly
- It's The Most Wonderful Time Of Year
- Christmas Wrapping
- I Saw Three Ships
- The 12 Days of Christmas
- Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer
- Jingle Bell Rock
- Go Christmas
- Auld Lang Syne
Why not dress your dog up this year? Don't like pet costumes? Why not a personalized dog collar? Collars2Switch.com has dog collars with removable fabric swatches. I received a small sample - too small to use for my dog but big enough to handle and review. The collar was very sturdy and the ribbon used seemed to be heavy duty. Fabric/ribbon swatches simply attach to the collar via velcro. The site offers a wide variety of options - perfect for your favorite little furball.
Thanks to Bev's Beads, THQ and KidzBob, I have a few items to giveaway - simply fill out the rafflecopter form below.
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Disclosure: I received products for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Scribblenauts Unlimited and Pump It Up Giveaway
Scribblenauts Unlimited is a side-scrolling Puzzle game with a substantial Action component, in which players use a magical in-game notepad to create objects that are used to complete tasks and challenges that are placed before them. Once created, objects are stored in the game's object library, and can be resummoned using their given name, and even altered for use later. Additional features include: the return of the series hero, Maxwell, now with a deeper storyline; an open world game design featuring themed play areas; hint functionality; and 3DS StreetPass functionality that allows created objects to be shared wirelessly with other nearby players.
Visit Pump It Up Party's Facebook page to enter their new Imagination Challenge. The premise of this challenge is to get those creative juices flowing and help Scribblenauts main character, Maxwell, reach the top of the Slippery Slope inflatable at Pump It Up using any solution imaginable. The grand prize is a Family Home Entertainment Center (retail value of $1,000) and Scribblenauts Unlimited for the soon-to-launch Wii U™
Thanks to Pump it Up Party I have one game of Scibblenauts Unlimited for the Nintendo 3DS to share with one reader! To enter simply fill out the rafflecopter form below
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Disclosure - I was provided with a copy of the Scribblenauts Unlimited for the Nintendo DS and one reader from this blog will be selected as a winner and also receive a copy.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Gobble Up Time is Done Giveaway
This giveaway is being held by Rjays Freebies. 2 fan will win a 1 of the above prizes. This is open to U.S. residents only. This giveaway is active 11/23-11/24. The sponsors are solely responsible for shipment. The winner must submit address on widget or will forfeit prize.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Kelly Kits Holiday Special!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Holiday Goodies Giveaway
HOLIDAY GOODIES GIVEAWAY!
One lucky reader will win a prize pack valued at $423.
Hosted by: Everything By Chelsea
Our lovely co-hosts: Wrap with Jolene & Momanthology
Our lovely sponsors: ToiletTree Products, The Turtle Company, Auric Blends, CellCeuticals, Annmarie Gianni, Five Finger Tees, Enjoying Tea, Mia Mariu, Skin-Peel.com, and Savvycents
HOLIDAY GOODIES PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Professional Skin Care System (either pink or blue) from ToiletTree Products. Bring the spa to your home or give it as a wonderful gift! RV is $32.95! You can read Everything By Chelsea's review here.
- Wine Bottle Covers (4) & Tissue Box Covers from The Turtle Company. ARV is $11.96! You can read the entire review here.
- Three roll-on fragrances of YOUR choice from Auric Blends. Why not smell great this holiday season? RV is $22.50! You can read the entire review here.
- CellCeuticals Skin Treatment Kit Treatment Kit from CellCeuticals. It contains everything you need to look great this holiday season! RV is $120.00! You can read the entire review here.
- Normal Skin Care Travel Kit from Annmarie Gianni. It contains all kinds of natural skin care products so you can look your best! RV is $39.95! You can read the entire review here.
- Hilarious funny t-shirt of YOUR choice from Five Finger Tees. Spice up this holiday season with a hilarious saying on your tee! ARV is $11.99. You can read the entire review here.
- Green Tea Sampler from Enjoying Tea. Relax this season with a nice cup of delicious green tea. Not only does it taste great, but it is great for you! RV is $18.95! You can read the entire review here.
- Valle Dorado Eye Shadow Duo & Multipurpose Brush No. 15 from Mia Mariu. Pamper yourself with high quality Eye Shadow and a wonderful brush this season! RV is $38.00! You can read the entire review here.
- Fusion Pro Collagen Kit from Skin-Peel.com. Treat yourself to their newest product. RV is $110.00! You can read the entire review here.
- Polka Dot Wallet Organizer from Savvycents. Keep yourself organized this season with a great looking wallet! RV is $28.00! You can read the entire review here.
Now let's enter this holiday season with a great giveaway!
Open to US only. Giveaway runs from 11/20 @ 12:01 EST to 12/11 11:59 PM EST.
You must be 18 years or older to enter.
No substitutions on any items in the prize package.
The mandatory entries must be done for any other entries to be counted. They will be verified.
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ProFlowers is a leading e-commerce retailer that has been connecting consumers with fresh-from-the-field flowers since 1998. We offer a 7 day freshness guarantee on each and every order. ProFlowers is best known for specializing in gifting and perishable goods and offers consumers a wide variety of products and options. Why: ProFlowers prides itself on delivering fresh products and an amazing customer experience
As part of a holiday promotion, I was able to review my shopping experience at ProFlowers. I had ordered from sister sites before, but not from ProFlowers directly. It was really difficult to decide what to purchase off of Pro-Flowers. There were so many terrific options. The selection was truly incredible - ProFlowers offers so much more than flower arrangements as you can see from my final selection! I finally settled on the Fall Cornucopia (above).
I did notice that shipping was by the item (not the total purchase, so please monitor that when checking out. Otherwise ordering was SO easy -I added what I wanted to my cart and then went to check out. I simply selected the date I wanted to order (I placed my order over a month ago and scheduled it to deliver today). I then filled in my information, added my coupon code and payment information, submitted, confirmed and taa-dah! I was finished. I LOVED that you could schedule in advance.
I received confirmation when the order was received, when it was being processed, when it was being delivered and when it was actually delivered! Great customer service!
The basket arrived today and it is simply beautiful. Miss E. keeps begging me to open it but I told her not until tomorrow after school (see it all wrapped up below). I am counting on her asking again at least 1 -2 times in the morning though..... Such is life with children - they tend to keep asking until they hear the answer they want to.
Pro Flowers also features gift ideas on the front page and offers a Deal of the Day. You can also search by occasion, type of flower, plants, gourmet gifts and/or specials! Whether you are shopping for the holidays, a birthday, another special occasion, or just because, ProFlowers is a great one stop shop to send a thoughtful gift that will make a lasting impression.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Disclosure: I received a code for Treat.com as a thank you for sharing this information with my readers
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Collector’s Edition - Giveaway
- 1 (10 to 12-pound) turkey, with giblets removed
- 1 quart chicken broth
- 2 ounces dried mushrooms
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus extra for rubbing on turkey
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning turkey
- 3 cups Challah bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (from approximately 4 to 5 slices)
- 4 ounces unsweetened dried cherries, approximately 1 cup
- 2 ounces chopped pecans, approximately 1/2 cup
- 2 whole eggs, beaten
- 2 teaspoons dried rubbed sage
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning turkey
- A PC or Mac loaded with the new Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Collector’s Edition
Interested? To be released this week..... I cannot wait to download and try it! I have 4 Mystery Case Files games and love them all. I have never been disappointed.
Thanks to Big Fish Games I have download codes to give to two readers who are registered at Big Fish Games. (If not, simply register) This is a short giveaway so the winner can play over the holiday weekend :) To enter simply fill out the rafflecopter form below.
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Disclosure - I received a game code to Big Fish Games to thank me for sharing this information with my readers.