Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Facebook Giveaways and Promo News

Softlips “Holiday Treat” Giveaway!

Softlips is the perfect holiday treat -- great for stuffing stockings or tied with ribbon to a gift box or bag as an extra bonus -- so they have a holiday treat for their fans! Enter now, and at 12 p.m. ET on Friday, December 9, 2011, 10 winners will be randomly selected to win a holiday prize pack that’s a perfect treat for yourself...or as a gift to someone else!

The Softlips holiday prize pack includes a stash of Softlips winter flavors (Winter Mint, Sugar Cookie, Sugar Plum Berry and Sugar & Spice), a limited-edition red Softlips “So Mistletoe-Approved” holiday t-shirt and a yummy Dylan’s Candy Bar Sweet Treat Chocolate Tower!

And for some great beauty gift ideas for the holidays or any days, check out the new Softlips “So Merry. So You.” video! Visit www.facebook.com/softlips to enter by 12/9 and learn more about the giveaway.

12 Days of Conair Facebook Giveaway

Conair wants to be your “true love” this holiday season...that’s why they’re giving out 12 Days of Conair hair styling gifts! Every Monday-Friday at noon E.T. from November 28th-December 13th, one random entrant will win a Conair prize pack to use either for holiday styling or as a great gift for someone on your list! On December 13th, one random winner will receive the Ultimate Conair Gift pack with one of each of the featured prizes from Days 1-11!

Visit www.facebook.com/conairhair to enter by 12/13 and learn more about the contest.

Jump on the "Band Wagon" with Sea-Band!

Sea-Band wants you to join "The Band Wagon" and help them hit the 7,500 Facebook fan milestone so they can launch a new giveaway! When they reach 7,500, three fans will be selected to win a $75 gift card to their choice of Walgreens or CVS (ine the U.S.) or Walmart (in Canada), along with one pair of Sea-Band Drug-Free Nausea Relief Bands and a pack of Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum. Spread the word and recruit others to join the "band."

Visit www.facebook.com/seaband for more information.

scunci "Stocking Full of Style" Facebook Giveaway

Every day from Dec. 5 – Dec. 9, one winner will be randomly selected to receive a high-end gold sequined holiday stocking filled with an assortment of the latest sc√ľnci hair accessories! Great to use to glam up for the holidays, or to give as gifts! Visit www.facebook.com/scuncihair to enter!

AMBP Stocking Stuffer Giveaway

Don’t’ let your stockings get stuffy! Anti Monkey Butt Powder will be giving away stockings stuffed with Anti Monkey Butt Powder Products and $25 retailer gift cards! “LIKE” their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/antimonkeybutt) and enter starting December 5, 2011. Random winners will be selected December 12th-16th at 12p.m. ET.

Help OXY Skin Care Reach 50K Fans to Launch Giveaway

The New Year is fast approaching— make a resolution for clear skin! “LIKE” the OXY Skin Care Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/oxyskincare), and help them reach 50K fans. Once they hit that milestone, they’ll launch a celebratory giveaway and 50 lucky random winners will be selected to win an OXY Clinical Acne Solutions Pack.

Stopain 15K Fans Milestone Giveaway

It’s time to Stopain and GO! Don’t let pain stand in the way of your Holiday activities. “LIKE” the Stopain Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/stopain) for advice and giveaways that will help you get moving! Once Stopain reaches 15K fans, they’ll launch a milestone giveaway.

Help OCEAN Nasal Care Reach 5K Fans to Launch Giveaway

Achooo! Cold and flu season has arrive, and OCEAN Nasal Care wants to help you wave goodbye to sinus woes. “LIKE” the OCEAN Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/oceannasalcare) and help them reach 5K fans. Once OCEAN hits that milestone, they’ll launch a giveaway to help you “Wave Your Cold Goodbye”. Prizes include a Homedics Sound Spa, AHAVA Dead Sea Bath Salts and OCEAN Nasal Care products.

I received no compensation for this post.  This post is for informational purposes.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ from mine.

CHARM IT! 30 Days of Giveaways

High IntenCity, home of CHARM IT!, is a company with signature charms for girls ages 5 to 14.  Right now they are sponsoring 30 Days of Giveaways on their Facebook page.  You can enter daily for a chance to win sweet prizes for the special daughter or girl in your life.  Gift cards and charms are just some of the prizes being offered.  The giveaway will end December 20th. 

In exchange for this post, I will receive a gift card.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ from mine.

Hematite Eye Bracelet - Only $6.99 + Free Shipping!


Deal Details:

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Product Details:

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Phix Energy - Review and Giveaway

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I've worked midnight shift for the last six years.  You'd think I'd be used to it by now.  For the most part I am, but I'm not sure my body will ever be completely used to it.  I work and sleep during hours that's not natural to a body.  I recently learned of Phix, a company dedicated to the idea that we can all live healthier and more energized lives.  Phix Energy is a sophisticated energy drink mix and herbal supplement for enhanced vigor, with added vitamins and minerals to keep you feeling healthy.  Phix powders are natural,vegan, and gluten-free.  I was up for giving it a try, knowing I can definitely use something to give me more energy without the jitters.

I received Phix Energy in two of the three flavors, Citron and Tropic.  Each comes in a box of five.  The energy drinks blend green tea antioxidants, energy-restoring NADH, and yerba mate with 14 vitamins and minerals.  On work nights that I'm not feeling up to par, I mix one of the powders into a bottle of water and shake it up to drink.  They have a light, refreshing taste. 

I cannot make any medical claims, but I personally like the boost in mood after drinking Phix Energy.  I don't feel jittery or overamped, like I want to climb the walls.  It's just a natural feeling of being more awake and aware.  I also like knowing that I'm getting added vitamins and minerals in my body, something I'm not good at doing on a regular basis. 

Phix is somewhat expensive, with a price of $9.95 for a box of five packets.  Therefore, it's not something I could use real often.  But it has worked better for me than a lot of energy drinks on the market, so I'd definitely be up for buying Phix and adding a packet to my bottled water on nights that I don't feel up to speed.

Win It!

One person will win 3 boxes of Phix in flavors of choice and a coupon for 25% off a future purchase.

Pig of the Month -Heck Of A Holiday Review and Giveaway

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I'm picky when it comes to meat.  I like to eat it but I want it done a certain way.  It has to be well done and I WILL NOT eat the fat.  My husband cooks darn good food and if meats can compare to his cooking, it's A+ in my book.  I recently found out about Pig of the Month, a company with mouthwatering barbecues, sides and desserts.  Oh my goodness gracious, I'm in hog heaven! (pun intended)  Don't tell my husband, but he's found a competitor for mouthwatering barbecued meat. 



I received a rack of baby back ribs from Pig of the Month for review.  It arrived sealed airtight and in a cooler to keep it cold during transit.  We put it in the freezer for a few days, then took it out to thaw on the day we wanted to eat it.  It was precooked and it just needed to be reheated.  Rather than put it in the oven, my husband laid it on the grill for a short while.  As far as ribs go, I've never eaten some that I really, truly like.  They're either too fatty or tough.  For that matter, I've never eaten a piece of boned meat all the way to the bone.  I licked on the ribs until I was straight to the bone.  It was so tender and there was no fat on the meat, at least none that I could see.  I seriously could've eaten the whole rack of ribs that I received from Pig of the Month all by myself and not thought twice about it.  One rack fed me, my husband, and my nephew.  It was absolutely delicious.  I have nothing bad to say about the baby back ribs, other than the fact that it left me jonesin' for more. 

In addition to the baby back ribs, I received the Cattle King Brisket and BBQ Sauce.  It's full of a rounded tomato flavor, with a hint of sweetness.  The sauce has been a winner at Gettin' Sauced BBQ Competition and the Americal Royal BBQ Competition.  It has a distinctive flavor that only adds to the taste of the baby back ribs.  We've used the sauce on the ribs, as well as a dipping sauce for our steaks and ribeyes.  Yummy!

The holidays are soon approaching and I'd absolutely suggest Pig of the Month as a place to purchase precooked meats, side dishes, or desserts.  I cannot speakly highly enough of my feasting experience with them.  As the company name suggests, you can purchase from a monthly club to receive a barbecue feast during separate times of the year.  Or, if you prefer, you can purchase their barbecues and other goodies separately.  It's whatever you desire.

Win It!

One person will win a $25 Pig of the Month Gift Certificate.

Wonderland of Winners

Six of my giveaways have ended and the winners have been randomly drawn.  The winners have been emailed and have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or new winner(s) will be drawn.

The winner of the Thames & Kosmos giveaway is #106, rubynreba.

The winner of the Teddy Delivery giveaway is #61, Niecey.

The winner of the Lilla Rose giveaway is #2, Deal Dishin' Momma (confirmed).

The winner of The Pretty Peacock giveaway is #181, corey.

The winner of the Chick-Fil-A Calendar giveaway is #20, tracy simms.

There were three winners for the Russell Rhodes giveaway, all receiving different prizes:

The winner of the Radko Santa ornament is #83, Anne N.
The winner of the $50 gift certificate is #42, Jessica Snook.
The winner of the $25 gift certificate is #185, Amy W.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.  Be sure to check out my other giveaways currently going on, listed at the top left hand side of my blog.  There's no limit to how many you can enter or how many you can win.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wordful Wednesday - Thanksgiving

We celebrated Thanksgiving at my sister's house on the day of.  Family gathered for good food and good company.

My husband made one of his infamous smoked turkeys. 

My great-niece wore the Thanksgiving themed pillowcase dress that her mommy made.

My son and great-niece chatted it up at the dinner table.  She also wore a handmade pillowcase dress.  I tell ya, their mommy has some mad creative skills!

Another great-niece lookin' all cute.

I may be standing by a stove, but I didn't have to cook a thing!

We also celebrated my niece's birthday.  She wanted to have her party on the same day since everyone would be together anyway.

How was your Thanksgiving?

Original Christmas Classics and VeggieTales - Heck Of A Holiday Review and Giveaway

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! To get in the holiday spirit, my family indulges in Christmas shows and movies.  They bring alive the magic and sparkle of Christmas.

The Original Christmas Classics is a cute and family-friendly box set that contains four of the most beloved holiday TV specials of all time, including the Rankin/Bass classics "Frosty the Snowman", "Rudolph the Red-Nosed-Reindeer", "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" and "Frosty Returns".  Watching these iconic TV specials are a part of the American holiday tradition, and this Blu-ray box set brings them remastered in a  new light. 

I kid you not, my husband simply gets absolutely giddy when these Christmas classics air on TV.  He grew up watching them and they remain a part of his childhood that he remembers fondly.  We are now on the third viewing of this Blu-ray box set and I'm sure there will be many more by the time Christmas is over.  The downside to this box set is that it requires a Blu-ray player to watch the shows.  However, if you have one, I certainly recommend adding The Original Christmas Classics to your holiday Blu-ray collection.


Another holiday-themed movie, out on DVD, is the new VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy.  This is a tale that retells the classic The Little Drummer Boy story.  The DVD offers a timeless message of hope during the holiday season and features multi-Grammy and Dove Award-winning artists BeBe and CeCe Winans, singing their version of the iconic "The Little Drummer Boy" song.  In this Veggie-version of a holiday classic, Junior Asparagus stars as The Little Drummer Boy, a lonely child who finds the true meaning of Christmas when he stumbles upon the birth of baby Jesus.  Bonus features include audio commentary and sing-along songs. 

Next to Silent Night, The Little Drummer Boy is my favorite Christmas song.  Both have pleasing soothing melodies with powerful messages.  I like to have fun with the kids during Christmas, experiencing the magic and wonderment.  However, it is of utmost importance to me that we remember the reason for the season.  VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy starts out with a heavyhearted tone but it's soon turned over to merry, singing vegetables that bring forth Christian lessons on faith and generosity.  The DVD is geared mainly towards preschool children, but it's a likable movie to watch and learn from, in a fun way.


O Holy Night: Journey of a Little Drummer Boy is a pleasant companion to the VeggieTales:  The Little Drummer Boy DVD.  This CD features twelve tracks of Christmas carols.  In several of the songs, the carols are sung by VeggieTales characters.  It's kid-friendly and has a lot of classics that we all know and love.

Win It!

One person will win The Original Christmas Classics Blu-ray box set and VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy DVD.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - Wii Game Review

Game Synopsis:

Alvin, Simon, Theodore and The Chipettes are at it again in this exciting, motion picture-based video game experience.  The game is set aboard a luxury cruise liner that gets turned into their personal playground, and on a deserted island on which they've become 'chipwrecked'.  Players can dance along with the 'munks' as their dance moves are tracked on the Kinect for Xbox 360 and Wii versions.

Alvin and the Chipmunks:  Chipwrecked features 30 songs on Kinect for Xbox 360 and Wii versions, and 18 tracks in the Nintendo DS version of the game.  Continuing the holiday tradition that The Chipmunks have brought to families worldwide, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked brings songs from the past and present for all generations to share and enjoy together, and dance like never before.

My Review:

At the end of last year, when Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel came out in theater, it was a madhouse trying to get in to the theater to see the movie.  My family was bound and determined to it.  We fought through three sold-out shows and were herded like cattle to see the movie.  I have a feeling the same will happen this year.  My kids are already begging to see the newest movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked when it comes to theater later this year. I received the Wii game version of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked for review.  After the kids have played it a few times, it only further enhances their excitement to see the movie. 

Players can choose from any of the Chipmunks or Chipettes as their character, then perform from fifty different dance moves by following the moves on the screen in synchronization.  You earn more points for being close to the beat.  There's a "Munk Power" meter that increased your score when it's filled.  There are thirty hit songs to dance from.  Some of them include Kids in America, La Bamba, Beat It, Love Shack, and Karma Chameleon.  Based upon your performance, you can earn different types of trophies to put in display.

Players can do the game solo or two players can battle it out for the highest score in the Co-Op mode.  Each Chipmunk or Chipette can be customized from a selection of shirts, hats, glasses and blind.  Six destinations are featured as backgrounds. 

Alvin and the Chipmunks:  Chipwrecked is a game that's fun for the entire family.  We've been amused and entertained dancing along to the sound of the Chipmunks and Chipettes singing to songs that are familiar to us.  This game gives us a chance to get up and move while stuck indoors during the cold weather.  The lyrics are acceptable and clean, while the dance moves are catchy.  Sometimes, my husband's nerves get grated when he has to listen to the "high pitched squirrel noises" coming from the singing Chipmunks for a long period of time.  Other than that, we all like to get our groove on and play this game.
I received game for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.

A Friendly Reminder: Six Giveaways Ending Tonight

Six of my giveaways will be ending tonight, November 29th, at 11:01 pm CST.  Be sure to enter to win some amazing prizes.  There's no limit to how many you can enter or how many you can win.


Roman Numeral Keepsake Pendant giveaway


2012 Chick-Fil-A Calendar giveaway



Lilla Rose Hair Accessory giveaway



Russell Rhodes Ornaments giveaway



Remote Control Machines Kit giveaway



Teddy Delivery giveaway

CafePress - Heck Of A Holiday Review and Giveaway

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My love for camping is fairly obvious.  My family and I go camping every weekend for seven months out of the year and I blog about it often.  Finding clothing that shows my love for camping was nearly impossible...until I came across CafePress.  I was impressed with the different styles and designs of tshirts and other themed items they have available for my camping enthusiasm.  I know not everyone has the same for love for camping as I do.  That's okay too (well, amost okay).  You can find custom t-shirts and unique gifts to match almost every hobby and interest.  Thanks to CafePress, I received a long sleeve t-shirt and can cooler for review.


The long sleeve Camping Chick T-Shirt, made of 100% cotton, is preshrunk and available in two colors.  I ordered it in the size that I regularly wear and it fits me very well.  I haven't yet been able to wear it to camp due to the cold weather, but I fully intend to show it off when camping season starts up again.  The handful of times that I have worn the shirt, I've received inquiries as to where I got it.  My camp circle of friends that I have seen during off-season think it's rather neat and original.  Being that the shirt is already preshrunk, I don't have to worry about it shrinking in the wash and the design is as fresh as ever.  On another note, my sister has purchased several camp theme hoodies from CafePress in the past few months.  She's as happy as I am that we can get camping apparel and other themed items that have character and quality.

My husband is known for his grilling skills.  He's grills out every weekend for about eight months out of the year.  A lot of times, we have several people who gather during meal time to eat his great food.  I wanted him to be recognized for his labors, so I got him the Cooking Expert Can Cooler.  Made by Thermos, the can cooler holds a 12 ounce beverage and keeps it cold.  The TherMax double-wall vacuum insulation helps retain temperature.  A Campground Cooking Expert image is on one side of the can cooler.  The cooler itself is stainless steel and has a rubber material to grip the beverage.  It's definitely on the higher scale end of can coolers that Jason has ever owned.  He definitely likes it and uses it both for his beer and soda cans.

CafePress offers one-of-a-kind designs and merchandise, with an average of 135,000 new designs added each week. 

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One person will win a $50 CafePress gift certificate.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Neutrogena - Heck Of A Holiday Review and Giveaway

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When I think of high-quality skincare products, one brand that always comes to mind is Neutrogena.  A brand that has been around for many years, Neutrogena offers some of the world's most loved beauty and skin care lines.  I'd be hard-pressed to find a product I didn't like from Neutrogena.  I was recently able to review their Microdermabrasion System.

The Neutrogena Microderm Abrasion System meets the needs of women seeking fast and effective anit-aging results, without having to visit a doctor's office or pay professional prices.  It is clinically proven to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkle, and age spots. 

The system includes a battery operated, water-resistant applicator, twelve pre-dosed puffs, and two AA batteries.  The single use "puffs" contain  ultra-fine crystals and mild purifiers to smooth skin on contact, while infused glycerin conditions skin. 


Knock on wood, I don't have deep wrinkles yet.  But I do have slight lines on my forehead, and the makeup I wear daily doesn't always come off thoroughly.  By attaching one of the puffs to the applicator and massaging my skin with it, my face feels much cleaner and the lines seem decreased.  I use it on my skin twice a week.  While using the microdermabrasion system, you will feel a slight vibration on your skin.  It's not strong, though.  Personally, I've experienced no pain or redness from using it.  I've received positive results, with my skin looking and feeling softer.  It also helps remove makeup that has been left behind.  Refill puffs are available separately for purchase.  I don't have the money to pay for microdermabrasion at a clinic, so I'm glad there's a product on the market that works for my skin and is affordable.
Win It!

Two people will each win a Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System.

Defiants 4x4s - Heck Of A Holiday Review and Giveaway

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Defiants 4x4s have made their deubt this year and they are already a hot holiday item.  Defiants 4x4s are mini, motorized 4x4 vehicles.  The Defiants line consists of modified pickups, jacked-up hybrid 4x4s, rock-crawlers, desert racers and more.  They have real working headlights and an on/off switch on the bottom.  Even better, there's different gears to choose power, speed, and freewheeling.  Defiants 4x4s run on batteries and they are already included and in the vehicles when you purchase them.  Playsets can be purchased separately to customize into endless configurations.  Each playset connects to other sets in the series for some serious off-road action.  There are over 50 collectible styles, and Series 2 was just released.

My boys received serveral of the motorized vehicles for review, as well as two Maximum Mayhem playsets.  I don't know who was more excited to play with them, my boys or my husband!  There are many vehicle styles and each had their favorites.  Defiants 4x4 are pretty radical to play with with our without a playset.  The Maximum Mayhem playset is easy to assemble and can be put together with other playsets, including another Maximum Mayhem, to create an action-packed vehicle adventure.  The Maximum Mayhem playset does take up some room, so we have it set up in an area upstairs where the kids can have access to it at all times and it is not in the way.  I can see why Defiants 4x4s are considered a hot toy of the holiday season.  They're fun, innovative toys that boys (and grown men like my husband) can enjoy.

Win It!

One winner will win two Defiants 4x4 motorized vehicles.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bleacher Creatures - Heck Of A Holiday Review

The World Series may be over but the games are still fresh in our minds.  I'm not a huge baseball fan but my step-daughter and sons are.  My family sat around the tube with nail-biting intensity during the World Series.  Me and my husband, who don't watch baseball often, were even screaming at the TV and rooting for our favorite team.  The joy was contagious when the Cardinals won.  The biggest supporter of the St. Louis Cardinals in my family is Allyson, my step-daughter.  She lives to watch the games on TV and has even watched them a couple of times live from the stadium.  If I can find St. Louis Cardinals memorabilia for her, it earns brownie points.

Bleacher Creatures is a sports licensing manufacturer and marketer that produces a variety of children's toys through partnerships with professional sports leagues.  They are official partners with several sports associations and one of them happens to be MLB.   


Thanks to Bleacher Creatures, I received a Cardinals Albert Pujols Hand Puppet for review.  Pujols is Allyson's favorite baseball player.  She was over the moon when the received the hand puppet.  I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! were heard over and over again.  The hand puppet bears a resemblence to Albert Pujols, complete with a baseball cap and jersey.  The back of the jersey has the player's name and number.  When you put your hand inside the puppet, you are able to manipulate its mouth to open and close.  I definitely earned some brownie points with this one! 

Bleacher Creatures has several plush dolls, hand puppets, and wind-up toys to appease the sports fan in your life.

I received product for review from Bleacher Creatures.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.

BARBAR - Heck Of A Holiday Discount and Giveaway

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BARBAR has many hair tools for purchase, including curling irons, flat irons, scissors, and brushes. It is based in Beverly Hills, California and has been in operation since 2000. The founder, Dominic Barbar, has turned his passion into reality by creating a premium line of hair care products that simplify the hair stylist's job.  I've done a review for BARBAR in the past for the BARBAR 8000 Eco Blow Dryer and the BARBAR 2500 Ceramic-Ionic Flat Iron 1".  Now I'm happy to have had the opportunity to recently review the 1900 Tourmaline Cordless Combo. 



I don't have a lot of time to spend on my hair. Okay, I'll admit, I don't want to spend a lot of time on my hair. I want styling products that will give me the 'do I want with fast results. I also want products that give me the achieved look without a lot of hassle. 

I've been using the BARBAR 1900Tourmaline Cordless Combo on my hair and have found that I'm a lot less frustrated when styling my mane.  The combo includes a pink and white tourmaline plate flat iron and curling iron.  Both are 1" and heat up to 356 Farenheit.  In less than three minutes, I can style my hair without cords getting in the way.  There's a 5 minute usage time for each after a recharge on the base.  Five minutes isn't always long enough for me so I'll place the flat iron in the base to charge while I'm using the curling iron, and vice versa.  A red light on the base lets me know when the curling iron and flat iron are ready to use.  I've been styling my hair by using the flat iron to straighten my hair and the curling iron to give my bangs some curl and volume.  It works out pretty well!

DISCOUNT CODE:  Use code blog50 to receive a 50% discount off any purchase made from barbarhairtools.com.  Discount is valid until December 31, 2011.

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Happy For This Heap of Winners

Quite a few of my giveaways have ended and the winners have been randomly drawn by Rafflecopter.  The winners have been emailed and have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or new winner(s) will be drawn.

The winner of the AeroPress Coffee Maker giveaway is #153, Catie Russo. (confirmed)

The winner of the Cobra Corn giveaway is #137, jennifer huff huey. (confirmed)

The winner of the Himalayan Salt Shop giveaway is #74, cheryl c.

The winner of the ToiletTree Products giveaway is #40, Tina McDowell.

The winner of the Love Begins DVD giveaway is #87, rubynreba.

The winner of the Hormel Foods Food Bank giveaway is #22, Amy W.

The winner of the Peter Pauper Press giveaway is #25, royalegacy.

The winner of the Costume Squad giveaway is #20, Amy W.

The winner of the Cleavitz giveaway is #99, Niecey.

The winner of the Piggy Paint giveaway is #141, Anne N.

The winner of the Oransi giveaway is #97, bill campbell.

The winner of the Harry Potter DVD giveaway is #221 ~dab.

The winner of the Five Finger Tees giveaway is #137, tammy.

The two winners of the Energy Muse giveaway are #15, rubynreba and #6, Sherry.

Congrats to the winners and thanks for all who entered.  Be sure to check out my list of current giveaways, listed at the top left hand side of my blog.  There's no limit to how many you can enter or how many you can win.

Friday, November 25, 2011

After A Hard Day's Work

My 23 year old nephew came home the other day after work and went to his room shortly after.  Forever and a day later  he came out so proud.  He had built a bicycle out of K'NEX pieces.  After giving him the praise he was seeking and telling him what an oddball he is, he proceeded to sprawl out on the living room floor with the bucket of K'NEX and build a race car.

BOYS AND THEIR TOYS!

Hellman's Turkey Challenge

Thanks to Hellmann's®* and Best Foods®, chicken recently got a makeover. If you participated in the first-ever Chicken Challenge, a series of head-to-head chicken dish challenges that helped moms diversify their weekly recipe repertoire, you know that Hellmann's® transforms chicken into a juicy, crispy, delicious meal. The reigning recipe champion, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, has been making an appearance on dinner tables across the country.

Now it's turkey's turn!

With the holidays right around the corner, Hellmann's® is continuing their mission against mealtime monotony by encouraging moms to re-think their main dish meals and leftovers. And this time, they've enlisted the help of an expert on all things food, Chef Bobby Flay! Together, they are offering easy, delicious recipes, such as Turkey Casserole, that are great for the busy holiday season.

Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle to join the Hellmann's® Turkey Challenge each week at Hellmanns.com as Turkey Casserole goes head-to-head with other tasty, juicy turkey recipes, like Bobby Flay's "Stuffing" Crusted Turkey Cutlet. All you have to do is cast your vote for your favorite to be entered into the sweepstakes for a chance to win one of four $250 grocery gift cards each week.  If there are more than 10,000 entries, the prize value doubles to a $500 grocery gift card!

Take the Hellman's Turkey Challenge and vote for your favorite for a chance to win!

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iStyle Originals - Heck Of A Holiday Review and Giveaway

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iStyle originals is the essence of self expression in this mobile social media world.  Beanies, pillow cases, adultwear, and doggiewear all have simple "i" sayings to tell people a little something about yourself.  All of their black or white items give a short, simple statement explaining something about your personality.  Each of their t-shirts and accessories come in an original, fun package.  The box is as fun to look at as the product itself.



I chose the iParty tshirt for review from iStyle originals.  It came in a box that was amusing to look at and read.  The front of the box showed the tshirt that was  inside while the back of the box had a description of all "user components" needed to wear the shirt.  For instance, system requirements needed are Arms 2.0, torso or similar display, and a compatible local area network. 



The tshirt itself is black in color with the simple statement of iParty. displayed on the front.  It's made of 100% preshrunk cotton with a tagless design.  The back of the shirt has a small iStyle originals logo.  I enjoy wearing my iParty. shirt out when I'm out partying with friends.  The times that I've worn it have generated a few conversations about the shirt.  Now that the weather is cooler, I like to wear my tshirt with a white long sleeve shirt underneath.  As with any other black shirt, I'm always concerned about the darkness of the color fading when I wash it.  It does collect and show dog hair, but most all of my dark colored clothing does that.  This shirt, so far, is still the same dark black color after all the times I've washed it. I really like my fun t-shirt that makes a loud statement. 

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