Friday, November 30, 2012

4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect review & giveaway (US only)

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This review and giveaway is sponsored by Xbox and hosted by Lisa at Mommy and Me Giveaways. Several bloggers have joined in to host it on their blogs as well: Just Davey & Me, Save More Spend Less, Frugal Washington Mommy, Centsable Coupon Lady, Missi Rose's Coupons & More, Ditta's Gifts and Savings, Living Frugal with Erika, Mom Are We There Yet?, bonkers4coupons, Sister's Saving Cents, bbproductreviews, and Night Time Helper. Please be sure to visit their blogs and follow them in the entry form below!


Mia Mariu Cosmetics Giveaway!!

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Welcome to the Mia Mariu Mineral Cosmetics Giveaway!!

Hosted by Rude Mom
and Sponsored by Mia Mariu

Most women love why not enter to win these wonderful cosmetics from Mia Mariu? Even if you are not the make-up type, enter and win this awesome prize package as a gift for someone special on your list!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Reindeer Poop Candle Giveaway!!

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I absolutely LOVE candles and I LOVE Christmas!
If you put those two things together, you have a fabulous candle called Reindeer Poop!

Countrytrail Candles has created a VERY fun new candle for the is called:
Yes...Reindeer Poop...but don't worry it's aroma is creamy milk chocolate!
Attached to every 16 oz candle is this funny poem (wouldn't this make a great gift?)

$200 VISA Gift Card Giveaway!

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Visa Gift Card Giveaway Spontuneous
Right about now, $200 would come in handy for just about anyone!
The holidays are a perfect time to enter and win something so useful.
If you think that this prize is for you...keep reading!
Spontuneous the game where lyrics come to life! , Mom of One and Having Fun and a group of bloggers teamed up to bring you this awesome giveaway just in time for the holidays! Spontuneous is being generous and offering one lucky reader $200.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Auric Blends Perfume Review & Giveaway!!

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I  just love the smell of a great perfume...the intoxicating scent that takes over your senses, but yet does not over-power. What I love even more than that, is when your favorite scent is also available in different forms, such as a candle, bath products, or lotion.

Auric Blends has created some of the most fabulous scented products available. I received a sample of the LOVE Perfume, this scent is warm and lightly spicy...the perfect winter fragrance!

Safari Toys Review & Giveaway!

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My boys LOVE dinosaurs and anything prehistoric! 
So when I was given the opportunity to review a few items from Safari Ltd, I was thrilled.

Friday, November 23, 2012

JumpStart Review & Giveaway!

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My kids just LOVE video games! So when I was given the opportunity to review the JumpStart program I was super excited!

My son, Dominic is seven and he was just as excited, if not more, than I was when I showed him the JumpStart website. The first thing that we did to start his adventure was to design a Jumpee, a personalized avatar that could run, jump, swim and slide through all of the awesome online activities. Dominic had his choice of hair, eyes, clothing and accessories for his avatar, with so many options to choose from. 

Quick Launch- Fruit Salad Chop

What's Color Got To Do With It?

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Have you ever visited a home improvement store to select paint color, and then been so overwhelmed that you left frustrated and without any choices being made?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Boy's DREAM Christmas Giveaway!

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 Make every your little boy's wishes come true this Christmas and enter to win these AWESOME prizes! There will be two winners, but don't delay...enter NOW!

ReUsies Review & Giveaway!

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ReUsies are awesome! Instead of spending money on plastic baggies, I can now put my snack or sandwich into my stylish ReUsie, and there's no waste. Each ReUsie can potentially eliminate the need for hundreds of plastic bags. They are 100% cotton lined with leak resistant nylon and are secured with hook and loop closures. Cleaning is easy, simply wash by hand or put your ReUsie in the dishwasher or washer and dryer. I would personally hand-wash mine just to extend the life and the gorgeous pattern on my ReUsies. 
My ReUsies

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gift Baskets Plus!

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It's the holiday season and you're searching for that perfect gift for the special people on your list. Why buy the same old, tired, products...socks, shirts, or something else that is no surprise nor is it exciting?

Why not buy a gift basket from Gift Baskets Plus? They offer so many choices and each basket is filled with premium products. There is a basket for everyone on your list this year, a basket that is perfectly suited for any personality! Gift Baskets Plus offers baskets for the wine or chocolate lover, for the military, or for someone on a special diet needing a Kosher or Organic basket. 

To sweeten the deal, Gift Baskets Plus is offering my readers a coupon code for 15% off your purchase!
That is AWESOME!
Coupon Code: 15OFF

Santa Speaks Review!

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Santa Claus is coming to town!!! 

Actually, Santa Claus is making a phone call to my house this year...I registered with Santa Speaking so that my son would get a much needed call from Santa, himself. 

NICOmate Review & Giveaway!

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Although I've never been a smoker, I've grown up around lots of family members and friends who have smoked. My job is not to judge, but if you are a smoker and want to quit, NICOmate may be the option for you! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bloggers Wanted! $200 Amazon New Year's Giveaway!

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$200 Amazon Giveaway
  • Event Date: January 4 - January 18
  • For companies/ non bloggers/business owners who are interested in sponsoring an event, please send me an email at: admin at divafabulosa dot com

OcuFresh Review & Giveaway!

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When you or a family member has an urgent eye care need, there is not time to waste. With OcuFresh Eye Wash, you can have the confidence that you are choosing the safest, most reliable means for cleansing the eyes of your entire family.

OcuFresh quickly and safely cleanses out irritants, dirt, chlorinated water and other loose foreign materials, in an emergency situation. In a bad situation, your eyes can instantly feel better and you can get back to doing the things you love and not worry about the discomfort in your eye. For regular use, OcuFresh can be used to help remover pollen, irritants or dirt that can cause discomfort in eyes. The results are noticeably better with every use!

Juppy Review & Giveaway!

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The Juppy is an amazing baby walker, designed with safety and comfort in mind, for the parent and the baby.   Unlike traditional baby walkers, the Juppy is completely parent assisted and this feature totally eliminates the need for wheels on a walker. Thus, preventing any unfortunate accidents.
While using the Juppy to assist your baby you are also instilling confidence and also teaching your baby to balance while allowing you, the parent to maintain your natural posture. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Book Review: Reboot! Confronting PTSD On You Own Terms

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is something that may happen as a result of being in the military situation or a result of a personal nature. It can happen to anyone, as everyone reacts and handles stress and traumatic events in different ways.

This book not only shows the reader how to confront their disorder but also the steps to take to begin and to keep healing. Seeking help is the very first step to any healing with PTSD. The author, David W. Powell gives detailed inventories in this book, that provide the opportunity to explore needs, both physical and emotional, both needs that are met and those that are unmet. He recommends doing one's own work with these inventories to maximize the effectiveness of therapy. He covers a brief overview of many trauma treatments including one that he personally chose:

If you're a trauma survivor, Reboot! will help you:
  • Build self reliance
  • Take inventory of your condition
  • Learn about rebuilding mental health from the foundation up
  • Examine a range of treatment options
  • See PTSD as a manageable condition
  • Chart your progress
If you or someone you know has been affected by PTSD, please consider reading this very powerful book by David W. Powell. Getting help may not be easy, but in the long run, it's the only way!

About the Author:
David W. Powell (1941 - 2011)

David W. Powell, a southern California native, graduated from high school and attended several semesters of college courses. He was a first generation student of Senior Grandmaster Edmund K. Parker, the father of American Kenpo Karate, and attained the rank of Black Belt in 1968. After living in several cities, David moved to Tucson, Arizona where he penned his memoir, My Tour In Hell: A Marine's Battle with Combat Trauma (from Modern History Press), a raw and unfiltered expose of living with PTSD for 20 years and his eventual recovery. By sharing his small victories, he hoped to inspire vets everywhere to seek help and never surrender. 

In 2007, David was the keynote speaker at the Vermont Veteran's Combat Stress Symposium ( He appeared on a special episode of "RECON", a series about current military events on The Pentagon Channel. He also appeared on Retirement Living TV Network, as well as numerous talk-radio shows, always in service of finding  help for veterans and their families.

This book is available for purchase on 
In Print or eBook format

Beach Towels 4 U Review & Giveaway!

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In my home, beach towels are not just for the summer months, or for the beaches or swimming pools. I have two young sons, and after a bath or shower, it is very important to them which towel they get to use! 

They love anything that is related to one of their favorite characters, so when I was asked if I wanted to review a beach towel from Beach Towels 4 U, I immediately said "Yes!" and chose a Thomas and Friends towel.

This towel is super soft and measures approximately 30" X 60".
My boys are in love with this new towel and now the only problem I have is that there are two boys and only one towel! 

Black Friday sale is heading your way! BLACK FRIDAY ONLY...$20 off your order of $25 or more! 
Use Code: "blackfriday"

Please visit Beach Towels 4 U on Facebook, Twitter or their website.

One lucky Beach Towel lover will win their choice of any towel on the Beach Towels 4 U website ($20 & Under)

Visit Beach Towels 4 U and choose your favorite Beach "Submit a Review" and just write "Missi Rose's Coupons & More referred me"

That's it! Easy Peasy!

Book Review: What Children Need to Learn to Read

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When I was approached by the author, Michelle Vallene, to review this book, there was absolutely nothing for me to think about. This was an automatic YES!
My son, Dominic struggles when it comes to reading and what is expected of him in that subject at school. He knows how to read, but due to his ADHD, he has a really hard time focusing and really grasping and comprehending. I was so excited to receive this book, because I am always looking for new tools to help my son and to help me, as his mother better understand how to help him.

PetMate Product Review & Giveaway!

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When you have pets, you want the best for them. I'm not only speaking of food, and health care, but also everyday products. I was given the opportunity to review a couple of great products from PetMate...the Portion Right Food Dispensers and the Deluxe Bed with Microban.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Daddy Scrubs Review & Giveaway!

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When a couple is expecting a new baby, the mother is normally the center of attention, and rightly so, in my opinion. She is carrying the bundle of joy around for nine or so months and is the parent going through all of the pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy and birth. Even though we must treat our mommy-to-be special, let's not forget about the Daddy-to-be. Though not as involved with the day to day issues of pregnancy, he is still a vital part of the Mommy and new baby's existence. He deserves some special attention and some expectant Father gifts! That's where DaddyScrubs comes into the picture.

Green Apple Supply Review!

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With so much waste going on in the world today, it's very refreshing to find a company like Green Apple. 

Green Apple began as an endeavor to feed the founder's family natural, organic foods, and grew into a much larger enterprise.There are potential dangers everywhere for our children and the entire planet in typical cleaning supplies, household goods, office supplies, and other numerous products. Thus, came the Eco-friendly products of today with Green Apple Supply.

When I was asked to review products from Green Apply Supply, I wondered if I would be able to find anything that would interest me or my family. Once I went to the website, I was amazed at all of the not only useful, but really unique products. I chose the Mother Board Circuit Coaster Set, and the Jumbo Highlighter Pencils. 
Mother Board Circuit Coaster Set

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Zippo Candle Lighter Review & Giveaway!

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Candles are one of my very favorite things...I love to light a wonderfully scented candle and have the scent invade my home. 

Have you ever burned your fingers while lighting a candle, because you were using a small lighter or a match? I have, numerous times, so when I had the opportunity to review the Zippo Candle Lighter, I gladly accepted! 

These lighters allow you to put down the matches and celebrate birthdays in style! The Zippo Candle Lighter is perfect not only for household scented candles but also for birthday candles. Each Candle Lighter features a fuel supply window, advanced soft touch ignition system, adjustable flame dial, a patented child-restraint safety button and is over 6 inches in size. If that isn't enough, the Zippo Candle Lighter is refillable and comes with a three year warranty.

Check them out HERE and HERE

Purchase HERE

Zippo would love to give one candle loving readers a chance to win their own Zippo Candle Lighter. Simply enter below!

(Add and extra entry by clicking HERE and subscribing!)

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Strappys Review & Giveaway!!

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Have you ever wanted to wear an awesome outfit, but was bummed because your bra straps were showing? 

Have you tried those "invisible" bra straps? If so, then you know that a transparent bra strap is not a solution...Let's face it, invisibility in clothing is a rather made up idea. So why are women wearing clear bra straps as a fashion accessory? I have no clue!

The answer to this dilemma is STRAPPYS!
The decorative bra strap

Friday, November 16, 2012

No More Twinkies? Really?

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Today, I heard some very disturbing news...Hostess, the maker of the ultra popular snack cake, Twinkies, has declared bankruptcy. What a sad day for all of us snack cake fiends!

According to several news sources, Hostess is blaming the decision to file bankruptcy on the employee strike. The Hostess workers had been on strike for a week and were given a deadline to end the strike by 5:00 pm on Thursday, or Hostess would follow through with their threat to file bankruptcy. And they did!

This sounds to me like Hostess used the employee strike as an excuse to opinion is that the decision had already been made and the scapegoats were the workers on strike. 

That aside...I sure am going to miss my snack cakes! The chocolate cupcakes are my favorite, although not what I should be eating! I'd still like to know they are available if I did decide that I needed a snack.
What a shame...

Cuddle Covers Review!

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I'm a Mommy, so I want my children to have soft, plush and cuddly things, especially when they are just relaxing or maybe watching T.V. Cuddle Covers are exactly what I look for in a plush toy, and not only are they a cuddly toy, but also a pillow or blanket...that's awesome! Another plus is that every Cuddle Cover is hypo-allergenic and machine washable!

When I was given the opportunity to review a Cuddle Cover, choosing one wasn't easy, they are all so adorable! I did end up choosing Don the Dinosaur, because my two year old son, Tristan just loves Dinosaurs, so I knew Don would be a hit. The Cuddle Cover is perfect for Tristan, just his size and he loves the vibrant green color. All you do is get your favorite fluffy pillow, stuff it inside of the Cuddle Cover and zip it up! Easy Peasy!

Mommy's Time Out Wine Review!

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There is nothing wrong with a nice glass of wine after a trying day. At Mommy's Time Out, they believe that every Mommy deserves a break! 

The wines at Mommy's Time Out are delicate and fruity...delicious! Every bottle comes from some of the fines vineyards in Italy, where the best grapes are vinified, resulting in a long lasting finish. My husband and I shared the bottle of Pinot Grigio that I was sent to review and we both liked it very much! It was smooth, very delicate and perfect for a relaxing evening together.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Shany Cosmetics Giveaway!

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Can a woman ever have to much Make-Up?
NOOOOO of course not lol!
Make-up falls into the same category as shoes and I always say, the more make-up and shoes you have, the better! 

Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop!

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The holidays will be before you know it so to make things a little easier on you and your wallet we decided to give you an opportunity to WIN your gifts this year! Several awesome blogs have to come together to bring you some amazing prizes that will look great sitting under your tree Christmas morning. 

Enter on Missi Rose's Coupons & More to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to offer tons of adorable personalized products. This would make an awesome gift for anyone on your list this year or for yourself!

Gorton's Skillet Crisp Tilapia Review!

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As a member of BzzAgent, I was sent a coupon for a free product...Gorton's Skillet Crisp Tilapia. My  husband loves fish so it was his job to test out this new product. As I was cooking, my daughter, Alannah, who has claimed to never like fish, was watching and helping. She kept saying how good it looked and wanted to try it. After one bite, she was hooked! Thanks to Gorton's, my daughter has now joined the millions of other people that love eating fish.

Gorton's Skillet Crisp Tilapia is so easy to make. A few minutes in the skillet and it's ready to serve.