Friday, September 28, 2012

Book Review: COVEN: The Scrolls of the Four Winds

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Sometimes there is a particular author that your just "click" with. That author for me, is Diane Wing. I've read  three of her books and have truly been amazed by each one. Each with a different story line and characters, but yet all very intriguing, relaxing, and always suspenseful.
Coven's four key characters are informally titled the Triad Witches, once charged with protecting the Scrolls of the Four Winds. All went through centuries of reincarnation, with their memories cast into darkness, but yet brought together through many different life times. This is a tale of betrayal, friendship and bonding as they face a dangerous journey to rekindle ancient powers and fulfill their own destinies
This book is perfect for anyone who enjoys a story filled with suspense, magic and spiritual energies. Once again, Diane conveys her story to the world, while including magic and spiritual senses, but without the dark element that scares most.

Christmas Tees for the Christmas Sneak!

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Christmas is nearing, and why not start getting into the holiday spirit by wearing some adorable holiday gear? Santa's Shirt Shack has a generously large selection of holiday themed t-shirts, with tons of designs to choose from. They offer everything from children's shirts to adult sizes, and something for everyone on your list! The shirt that I was given to review is below and says: Naughty Is The New Nice...it is a great fit, and very true to size for my husband. Make sure you check out Santa's Shirt Shack to find the perfect Christmas t-shirt for you!



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Creepy Halloween T--Shirt Review

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Just in time for the Halloween season, I was given the opportunity to review this creepy Halloween t-shirt! I don't know about anyone else, but this one really does creep me out! This site, Halloween T-shirts, does have some amazingly scary and creepy shirts but also many cute designs, in lots of different styles and colors, all designed to get you into the holiday spirit, whatever holiday it may be! One of my favorite products on their site are the Rhinestone Halloween Shirts. This one is awesome! So check them out and see if you can be creeped out too!!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Daily's Frozen Cocktails Review & Giveaway!

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Who would believe that a small orange juice delivery company, from Pennsylvania, called Daily Orange Juice Company would one day produce the most amazing frozen cocktails available? Well, that was how it all started for Daily's and a lot has changed since 1960, including the home deliveries!

Daily's may not be the only producer of the cocktail in a pouch, but they are certainly the most memorable in my mind. These pouches of alcohol, mixed with a refreshing fruity flavor are so easy to use, simply pop them in the freezer for a bit, and let them freeze. When you're ready, take the pouch out and squeeze your beverage into your favorite cup, add a straw if you wish and viola! Your frozen cocktail is ready.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Odor No More Review & Giveaway!

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As the owner of multiple cats and kittens, the litter box is an important household responsibility. There is nothing worse than walking into your home and immediately detecting the litter box because of the odor. 

I recently discovered an amazing product that assists in keeping litter box odors at bay and also prolongs the life of the cat litter. This wonderful product is called Odor No More and I was given the opportunity to try it out for myself. I must say, I'm really impressed!

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Couponing

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This book is an amazing resource and guide to couponing whether you are a beginner or an experienced clipper! From start to finish, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Couponing is filled with helpful information from where to find your coupons, organizing your coupons, and how to best to utilize them. 
In addition to advice for traditional coupons, clipped or printed, there is also a section that covers online coupons and catalinas rebates overages. The key is to stay organized and to use your coupons at the right time and place. This guide can definitely help you to get a handle on your coupon career!
If you have never couponed, but would love to start saving that hard earned money, take a look at what's inside...there is a wealth of valuable information! I've been couponing for about a year and a half but I'm always looking for new and improved methods to save and stretch my money. I recommend this book to anyone who feels the same way!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

EdenFantasys Massage Oil

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Everyone can use a little relaxation, especially after a hard, stressful day. What better way to relax the love of your life than with a deep massage. Massage oils are truly the key to a great massage, a smooth, gentle, but deep penetrating massage for those times when you really need it.
EdenFantasys offer a wide variety of massage oils, all made to help relax your body and mind, and each one is  individually scented with a soothing and inviting fragrance. If you're interested in getting back to nature, why not choose your favorite massage oil containing natural extract such as ginseng root, ginkgo biloba seed, cupana seed, or arnica montana flower, just to name a few. 
There is also no need to use a massage oil that it thick and greasy, EdenFantasys offers several massage oils that are light, fresh and absorb easily into the skin. Perfect for easing sore muscles and aching pains on any body part from your neck to the bottom of your feet.
Oils from EdenFantasys are not strictly for a relaxing massage, but can also be used to moisturize dry skin, especially after shaving. What a wonderful way to obtain sensual skin and pamper yourself. Even those with sensitive skin or those seeking an organic oil will be able to find the perfect massage oil from EdenFantasys.  If you're not quite convinced that EdenFantasys has the perfect massage oil for you, consider that they also offer oils that are never tested on animals and are vegan friendly!
Visit EdenFantasys today to find your perfect fit.

XLear Nasal Spray Review

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On a Xlear day you can smell forever!!
Everyday our children interact with other kids, whether on the playground, at school, at home or at an event. While climbing around the jungle gym, they are exposed to millions of germs and bacteria, some of which can enter their nasal passages and lead to colds and infection.


I was give the opportunity to review a product called Kid's Xlear Nasal Spray with Xylitol. This product is safe enough to use on children of all ages, infants only a few days old can safely use this product. Xlear is a patented, non-addictive nasal spray that combines the unique properties of xylitol, and the health promoting practice of saline nasal spray to help wash, hydrate and moisturize the nasal passages, as well as aiding the body's natural cleansing process. It helps to clean out the bacteria and particles that can lead to a cold, ear infection, sinusitis or the flu.

Xlear offers many different products such as XyloSweet Sweetener, Spry Dental Defense System Xylito Gum, Mints and Candy. All of these products can be purchased at Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe or at www.xlear.com.

 

Friday, September 21, 2012

I want my Jack-O-Lantern to last awhile!

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You've picked out the perfect pumpkin for your carving project, you know just the design that you want, scary face, funny face, a Halloween scene. It's done and you LOVE it!
Now, how do you keep that pumpkin from getting soft, caving in or turning black with mold?


Here's a few frugal tips to help preserve your Halloween creation:

  1. When choosing your pumpkin, avoid those with obvious bruising, or moldy stems.
  2. When you start to cut the top of the pumpkin, angle your knife toward the stem. This angle gives the lid a place to sit and will prevent the lid from falling inside the pumpkin.
  3. Soak your pumpkin in bleach water, use 1 tsp or bleach per gallon of water. This helps prevent molding.
  4. If the edges of your pumpkin are turning "up"or curling, soak the pumpkin in water overnight. Remove and allow the water to drain and pat dry.
  5. Periodically mist your jack-o-lantern with water to keep it hydrated.
  6. At night, while your creation is not on display you can either wrap it in plastic and place in your refrigerator or merely cover with a damp towel. Again for hydration.
  7. After carving, coat the edges of your pumpkin with either petroleum jelly or vegetable oil to prevent drying out.
  8. After all of the carving and cleaning out is finished, spray the inside of your pumpkin with hairspray, this will help preserve the pumpkin.
I hope one of more of these tips help keep your Jack-O-Lantern looking it's best during this Halloween season. Feel free to add your tips to the comments below!




Thursday, September 20, 2012

Book Review: Repair for Teens

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This book is an amazing resource for teens who have lived through the horrific ordeal of abuse, whether it's emotional, physical and most of all sexual abuse. One in four girls and one in six boys have been abused by the time they are eighteen years old. 

Each one of these special survivors deals with many different issues including difficulties in school, eating disorders, and acting out. Each one has their own journey of repair and transformation, but only after recognizing that there is a problem and committing to allowing the healing to begin. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Interactive ABC HD – Pre-reading for Kids App Review

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If you are a parent of a small child and own an IPhone or IPad, I'm sure at one time or another you need a fun distraction for your little one. I know I do!


    
My IPhone is a great gadget to use because I can download many different applications that are perfect for my children. I recently reviewed an application called Interactive ABC HD - Pre-Reading for Kids.  Cartoon ABC is an animated alphabet that introduces children to the exciting world of letters. It makes learning interactive and fun, and engages kids in a fascinating game. ABC is presented through a set of flash cards, and the child simply taps images and blinking areas to see the spelling of the words and to hear the pronunciation. Cartoon ABC is highly interactive, every time your child taps a letter or an object, they can see a cute animated video. This game-like learning encourages kids to explore more and to learn by playing.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

PACKAWAYS Dorm Boxes Review

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When I found out that I would receive PACKAWAYS Dorm Boxes to review, I was very excited. I love storage and organizational products, so this was perfect for me!


Although these storage containers are perfect for moving your college student back and forth from school, they are also extremely useful for other situations too. I personally use mine for toys! I have two small sons and they have a ton of toys. I packed away lots of extra toys and stuffed animal. 

PACKAWAYS Dorm Boxes are available in four different colors and various sizes, including moving boxes and a large under bed storage size box and when not in use, these boxes fold flat for convenient storage.  The under bed box is ideal for storing away those winter sweaters during the summer months and your summer clothes during the winter season. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, September 17, 2012

BzzAgent Glade Expressions Review & Giveaway!

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As a member of BzzAgent, I am periodically selected to try out new products and review them. This time I had the opportunity to review Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Kit and Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit.  These two products are amazing, and so refreshing! 


The Oil Diffuser is very stylish and the artful design fits into any decor while providing a long lasting scent throughout your room or area. The Fragrance Mist is very simple to use and refill, and with just a "squeeze" your room is transformed into an inviting place for family and friends. 

Three lucky readers will each win the following coupons by completing the Rafflecopter form below:

3 ~ $4.00/1 any Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser start kit
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bloggy Christmas Giveaway Sign Ups!!

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Attention Bloggers!

Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog, Diva Fabulosa, Dishin With Rebelle and There’s a Contest 4 That Bring you the Bloggy Whatcha Want Christmas Giveaway!




You’re not going to want to miss this awesome event!  Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog has an awesome event in the works for Christmas, hurry and get a spot, the good ones will fill up quickly!

Get signed up today so you don't miss out on all of the holiday FUN!

Vampire-ific True Blood Halloween Giveaway!!

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We wanted to do something a little different this year, and have decided to throw a True Blood inspired giveaway, The Fantastic Vampire-ific True Blood Halloween Giveaway. There will be three prizes, three winners (1 prize per winner).
One of our favorite shows is True Blood. If you have not seen, it is a funny, sexy, and dark humored show, with lots of twists and turns. Warning: The show is addicting!!


Just in time for the Halloween season...
 you can enter to win a prize to help kick it off!
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Friday, September 14, 2012

SEO Consulting Services

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Do you have your own website or blog and wonder if you need professional services? If you want to be successful, hiring a professional SEO Consultant is probably a fantastic idea! The services offered by one of these specialist are very important in order to increase and maintain your search engine ranking.

Website Design is one service offered by a SEO Consultant. If you are merely looking for a cute website, a designer can accomplish that for you, but again, for search engine ranking purposes, a SEO Specialist will ensure that your site is properly laid out, all grammar is correct, and that your content is good quality. All in all, you want to get traffic to your site and you want your visitors to come back.

An SEO Consultant is the expert when it comes to verifying where your website ranks, how it compares to your competition and what needs to be done to get your site to the top. Finding the right SEO Consultant is an important factor in the future of your website, so choose carefully. Success can be yours!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

"Raptor" Costume Review!!

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My three year old son, Tristan absolutely loves Dinosaurs! He is obsessed, so when I asked him which costume he wanted from the Anytime Costumes website, the choice was easy! The Raptor!!


As soon as it arrived, he, of course, had to have it on, and didn't take it off all day! 
This costume is awesome. The sizing was perfect, the quality and workmanship are fantastic and the overall appearance is just what I was expecting and more!


Anytime Costumes offers new 2012 Halloween costumes for men, women, and children. Everything from sexy and hot to cute and cuddly

Since Halloween 2012 is almost upon us, it's time to start thinking about what you want to be this year!
Check out Anytime Costumes and find the perfect look for you!

Disclaimer: Although I did receive a free product, I did not receive any kind of monetary compensation. This review is the honest unbiased opinion of the myself only.

ToiletTree Cordless Rechargeable Oral Irrigator Review & Giveaway!

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When I was offered the opportunity to review a product from ToiletTree Products, the decision wasn't easy. They offer so many great products, such as a Fogless Travel Mirror, Toiletry Bag, Bamboo Bathroom Accessories, and Grooming products. I chose to review the Cordless Rechargeable Oral Irrigator

    

This product is amazing! Especially if you are someone who hates to floss. This irrigator is much less abrasive than traditional floss and is great at promoting clean teeth and healthy gums. There are three setting, normal, soft and pulse, I prefer the normal setting, but my husband preferred the soft setting, which was a little gentler on the gums, and perfect for those with sensitive gums.

Product Features:
  • Rechargeable
  • Rotating Interchangeable Nozzles
  • Adjustable Settings
  • Large Reservoir
  • Cordless ~ Includes rechargeable batteries and charger                                   
If you're looking for a healthier mouth without the inconvenience of a bulky product, then the ToiletTree Oral Irrigator is for you! It is completely portable so that you can take it with you anywhere you go. 




To learn more about this and all of the ToiletTree products, visit their website, Facebook page, or Twitter!

For those that would love to have a Cordless Rechargeable Oral Irrigator of their own, ToiletTree Products has generously sponsored a giveaway! Enter below for a chance to win!


I received one or more products from the sponsor for review, but all opinions are completely my own!




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Monday, September 10, 2012

Fake Food Japan Review & Giveaway!

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I have to say, when I first saw the products on the Fake Food Japan website, I was amazed. The products offered actually look like real food! I fell in love with this site!

   

I chose the Watermelon key chain because I just adore watermelon. Fake Food Japan prides itself on creating these fine works of art. Each piece is carefully designed and handcrafted to perfection. They even offer one of a kind, custom made products for those with their own ideas.

Fake Food Japan offers a variety of products including business card cases, frisk mint cases, key chains, magnets, cell phone accessories, USB flash drives and even life size replicas!


Let your imagination take you away to Fake Food Japan!
You can visit them on their website, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Fake Food Japan has generously offered to give one lucky reader their very own fake food! 
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Perky PLUS Stain Remover Review

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I was recently given the opportunity to review an amazing stain remover, Perky PLUS! This product also came with a cute little Whiz Groom Brush, which comes in handy when trying to get into those tough stains.


Perky PLUS was developed by professional carpet cleaners, and who would know better how to remove stains than the professionals? Perky stain removers fight the source of the stain in the carpet & pad with an advanced squirt top that not only dissolves the stain but also neutralizes odors on contact, giving your carpet and fabrics that brand new look and smell.

The first thing I used Perky PLUS on was my husband's work shirts. His shirts always have hard to remove grease and dirt stains, and nothing else has ever been effective in removing those stains. Perky PLUS did an awesome job! The next test was my carpet, light tan carpet, 4 kids and pets certainly do not mix well! But Perky PLUS was truly amazing...every stain was easily removed and my carpet has never looked better!

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Funsical Fitness Review & Giveaway!

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Spending quality time with your toddler is necessary, especially while doing an activity that not only execises their little bodies, but also their minds!

Funsical Fitness is a unique program that allows the parent to get involved with their child in a fun and stimulating activity. Funsical Fitness involves music, story lines, dance moves that are done in sequence, much like an aerobic exercise, but for children. 

My son, Tristan and I did the Funsical Fitness Audio Program together, and he loved it! At three years old, following directions is sometimes difficult, but the music and voices on the CD certainly kept his attention and made our "work out" fun! As we listened to the story and participated in the actions, we were the story! 

Funsical Fitness is not only fun, but is designed to build a strong foundation of strength, balance, endurance, character and coordination. This program would be fantastic not only for parent and child but also in a caregiver setting, or even an elementary school classroom. 

Funsical Certification is also available for those interested in working part-time, full-time or to volunteer as a Funsical Fitness Instructor. For more information visit www.funsical.com! You can also find Funsical on Facebook!

Enter below to win a Funsical Fitness - Level 2 Audio Program for your family!






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Friday, September 7, 2012

Who's Ready for Game Time?

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Football season is here, and though I'm not much of a football fan, it's definitely a big deal in my home! So, why not take advantage of the season and create some easy-to-make grub for your team?



One for the Team Dip

Ingredients:
1 can refried beans (15 oz)
1 container sour cream ) (16 oz)
1 pk taco seasoning
1 pk colby jack shredded cheese
1 pack instant guacamole or 1 mashed avocado
1 can sliced black olives (4 oz)
1 diced tomato
1 bag tortilla chips


Directions:
Place refried beans in a microwave save bowl and heat for 1 minute on HIGH. Spread bean evenly on a 10 - 12 inch round serving dish.

In a separate bowl, mix taco seasoning and sour cream. Spread over the beans.

Add next layer of guacamole over the seasoned sour cream. Add a layer of cheese and top with black olives and tomato. 

If you have a large crowd, just increase your ingredients and add more layers to your dip! This is sure to make your crowd cheer! 






Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tip of the Day!

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I've been researching useful "tips" this morning and this one caught my eye right away!

I have several cats/kittens right now and one of my biggest pet peeves is when they scratch on my furniture. I have a HUGE scratching post/tree for them, but yet, my furniture is more appealing to them for some reason!



If you, too, have this problem, here's what to do:

Use lemon polish on furniture—cats hate the smell of citrus! If the cat scratches the furniture’s upholstery, rub it with lemon-scented soap.

I'm not sure it this will deter my kitty's from tearing the furniture up, but hey...It's worth a try!!

Good Luck and let me know your results!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happy Birthday To You!!

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So you say it's your birthday! Well, it's my birthday too! 


Your birthday is supposed to be a very special day...a day to honor YOU! Because everyone should feel special on their day, I've decided to compile a list of places that will go above and beyond for you on your day!

Arby'sFree 12.oz milkshake with any purchase
Baskin Robbins - Free scoop of ice cream
BJ's Restaurant - Free Pizooki dessert
Boston Market - Free dessert
Buffalo Wild Wings - Free dessert
Country Buffet - $3 off a reg adult dinner with the purchase of a beverage
Dairy QueenOne B1G1 coupon for a free mini, small, or medium blizzard
Denny's - Free Grand Slam Breakfast
Dippin' DotsFree small cup of Dippin’ Dots
Firehouse Subs - Free medium sub
Great American CookieFree cookie cake slice with the purchase of a soda
Hooters - 10 Free wings
IHOPFree Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity breakfast
Jack in the BoxFree choc overload cake, NY cheesecake, 5 pc mini churros
Jason's Deli - $5 off any item
Joe's Crap Shack - Free appetizer
Red Lobster $5 off two adult entrees
SonicFree regular creamslush, free medium tator tots, or a free med drink
TCBYFree small cup of frozen yogurt and $3 off a cake or pie
Texas RoadhouseFree appetizer or sidekick of ribs
Wienerschnitzel One free corndog
WingstopFree large fresh cut seasoned fries

I'm sure there are tons more Birthday FREEBIES out there...keep your eyes open!










Sunday, September 2, 2012

Mmmmmm.....Lemon Meringue Pie!

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As a child I distinctly remember my Grandmother's delicious homemade pies. One of her favorite pies to make was Lemon Meringue. While I did not inherit the pie making ability, I can certainly find ways for my family to enjoy the wonderful taste without the time in the kitchen!



These amazing Lemon Meringue Pie Frozen Pops are to die for!

Ingredients:
1 box (4 serving size) lemon instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 1/2 cup half & half
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 container (6 oz) lemon burst or french vanilla yogurt
7 tablespoons coarsely crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup marshmallow cream
1/2 cup whipped cream


Directions:
In medium bowl, beat pudding mix and half-and-half with whisk for 2 minutes. Beat in lemon juice and yogurt. 

Pour about 1/3 cup mixture into each of 7 (5-oz) paper cups. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon graham crackers. Cover cups with foil; insert craft stick into center of each pop. (Or fill ice pop molds according to manufacturer’s directions.) Freeze about 6 hours or until frozen.

When ready to serve pops, in small bowl, beat marshmallow creme and 1 tablespoon of the whipping cream with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Add remaining whipping cream, increase speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form. Remove each pop from cup. Spread top of each with about 2 tablespoons marshmallow mixture, forming meringue peaks.

Enjoy!