Monday, April 30, 2012

Makobi Scribe Mother's Day Giveaway Event - Giveaway

mothers day gift ideas

Everyone loves their mom and always wants to find the best gift to make her feel loved and appreciated.  These are the gifts I have found and would love to share with you.  After you enter my giveaway, head over to Makobi Scribe to see her mothers day gift ideas worth over $3000.  Then stop by Sason & Pobi to enter the grand prize drawing of a Toshiba 32SLV 411U - 32" class 720p 60Hz TV/DVD Combo!


Just in time for Mother's Day, Hallmark Channel's captivating saga returns with another touching film based on the best-selling Love Comes Softly series by Janette Oke.  Centering on family values in the 19th century, the heartwarming story, Love's Everlasting Courage, enlightens on DVD May 8 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Clark Davis (Wes Brown, "True Blood") struggles to maintain his land and support his family during a long drought.  With a bank loan to repay, his wife, Ellen (Julie Mond, "General Hospital") take a job in town as a seamstress but soon becomes ill with scarlet fever.  Devasatated to lose his beloved wife, Clark and his young daughter turn to his parents for support.  Clark must find a way to save his farm and survive Ellen's death without losing the person he loves most: his daughter.

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You can now design the chocolate you have always dreamed of - Your Chocolate Your Way - at Choccreate.  You can choose your chocolate, whether Milk, White, or Dark, and then start creating your chocolate masterpiece. You can select from 101+ ingredients, with an almost unlimited amount of combinations, from nuts & dried fruit to herbs & spices, and decorations to suite the occasion.

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Shutterfly, Inc. is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service. Shutterfly provides high quality products and world class services that make it easy, convenient and fun for consumers to preserve their digital photos in a creative and thoughtful manner. Shutterfly's flagship product is its award-winning photo book line, which helps consumers celebrate memories and tell their stories in professionally bound coffee table books.
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One winner will receive:
8x8 hard cover photo book (plus free shipping) from Shutterfly,
$20 ChocCreate gift certificate
Love's Everlasting Courage on DVD.
(Total value of prize package is $52).

Another winner will receive Love's Everlasting Courage on DVD. (value $17)

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.* a Rafflecopter giveaway Makobi Scribe Reviews, LLC or the Mother's Day Gift event Bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.

Spoonful of Comfort - Review and Giveaway


  Spoonful of Comfort has been simering up thoughtful gift ideas since 2008 and the company is dedicated to the memory of Mona Bowes, the founder's mother.  A portion of all their sales supports cancer research and patient advocacy via  memorial fund in her name.

Whether it is a card, a gift, or just kind words, I know that I'm always comforted when someone takes the time out of their day to think of me.

Spoonful of Comfort was kind enough to send me a few of their food products to review.  I received a jar of Chicken Noodle Soup, oatmeal raisin cookies, and made from scratch rolls. The soup arrived in a large jar with a ribbon tied around the lid.  The rolls also arrived with a ribbon. 

You know how some foods claim to taste fresh and homemade, and they end up not quite like what you're mother used to make?!  Spoonful of Comfort isn't one of them.  All of the food tasted like it was just baked and had a high quality of freshness. 




It was rather chilly at camp the other day and I knew this would make a wonderful meal for my family.  I heated up the chicken soup and we ate up every last morsel of the soup, rolls, and cookies.  The chicken noodle soup had lots of noodles with hearty sizings of vegetables and chicken.  The rolls and cookies were both soft and oh-so-delicious. 

Whether you are looking to purchase food that tastes homemade or wanting to send a care package to a loved one for an occasion or just because, I certainly recommend Spoonful of Comfort.


Win It!

One person will win a food package from Spoonful of Comfort that includes:
1 64 oz. jar of Chicken Noodle Soup
Half Dozen Made From Scratch Rolls
Half Dozen Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Delightful Discounts and Deals #10

If you like discounts, deals, promotions and giveaways as much as I do, here are a few you may be interested in:

Order early from the Mother's Day collection at 1-800-Flowers and save!  Choose delivery between 5/7 - 5/10 and use promotion code EARLYMOM at checkout to receive free shipping and no service charge.
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Graduation is a moment you never forget to conclude years of hard work. We think it’s a huge feat and all graduates deserve to be celebrated for their hard work. So, maybe you want to take a little vacation before starting a new job? Need a new suit to wear to interviews? Would $1,000 do the trick?

Enter the Tiny Prints graduation contest on Facebook and you could win $1,000, a set of Tiny Prints business cards and personalized stationery. Plus, you’ll be featured in their 2013 graduation collection!


To enter, head over to the Facebook Page, upload a recent photo and tell who inspired you the most through school. Hurry though, the entry period closes May 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm (PT). Community voting will be open from May 9-23. 

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Are you a slicing master? Do vegetables quiver in fear as you approach? If so, it is time to show us what you're made of and see if you can make the cut!

To enter the OXO Slice It Up Recipe Contest, create a recipe that shows off your slicing skills and write a blog post about it. Make sure to include at least one photo (but feel free to include as many as you'd like). Recipes will be judged based on creativity, taste, incorporation of slicing skills and presentation. A panel of OXOnians will select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner!

The prizes include but are not limited to:

3rd Place: $200 worth of OXO tools of your choice

2nd Place: $350 worth of OXO tools of your choice

1st Place: $500 worth of OXO tools of your choice and early access to a new OXO tool that has yet to hit shelves!

It it is not required to use any specific tools to create your entry but please feel free to do so if you'd like! You can integrate Mandolines, Peeler, Choppers or any other tools and mention how they were used in the recipe.

To submit your recipe, follow any of the steps below. You can check out the Pinterest Board to see some of the recipes that have been submitted so far! You have until 5pm ET on May 10th to submit your recipe.

How to submit your slicing blog post:

Pin your post on Pinterest - Follow OXO in order to tag @OXO (Official) & include the hashtag #SliceItUp

Tweet a link to your post - Mention @OXO & tag #SliceItUp

Post a link on your Facebook page - Like the OXO page in order to tag @OXO. Make sure to mention the Slice It Up Recipe Contest

Submit a link using the Recipe Contest application on the OXO Facebook page

Email marketing@oxo.com with a link to your post - Subject line: "Slice It Up Recipe Contest Submission"

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Save 10% on any card order at Photo Card Creations by using discount code 10NEW at checkout.  Offer expires May 11, 2012.
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Mother's Day is just around the corner, and Silpat has you covered with a Mother's Day Giveaway.


Silpat, the original non-stick baking mat, is giving away a Silpat Half Size and a $100 gift card to Sur La Table.

Give these prizes as a gift for Mother's Day, or keep them for yourself. Silpat is the perfect tool for baking cookies, roasting vegetables, spreading chocolate and more.

Enter before noon on May 7 for your chance to win. Here's how to enter:

Visit the "Giveaway" tab on Silpat's Facebook page

"Like" Silpat's Facebook page

Complete an entry form

Click "Submit"

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

Blew the Wrinkles Away

Saturday I went with a few of my family and friends to a drag strip to test and tune the cars.  We made a few pit stops along the way, mostly for potty breaks.  One gas station restroom in particular caught my attention.  First off, it was immaculately clean.  I could've eaten off the floor (not that I actually would have).

Secondly, the electric hand dryers were a wind force to be reckoned with.  Those hand dryesr had the wind power of an F3 tornado!  I didn't have to spend forever and a day trying to get my hands dry. 

Me and Shelby could have been out of the restroom about five minutes earlier.  But, you know us!  We were throwing out our body parts and giggling at each other while we watched the air from the hand dryers blow away my wrinkles and gnarl our skin into funny shapes. 

Our hands were super dry AND we had a mother/daughter bonding moment in the bathroom.  Too bad it was shortened by the men yelling at us it was time to go!

This is a sponsored post.  The opinions within this post are of my own.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Last Winners For April

A few of my giveaways have ended and the winners have been 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 Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler giveaway is #248, amymccarty1985. (confirmed)

The two winners of the Just for Baby With Love giveaway are #115, Toesthattwinkle! and #224, VickieC. (both confirmed)

The winner of the Charitable Creations Jewelry giveaway is #112, Debbie Petts. (confirmed)

The winner of the Pampers giveaway is #299, savannah. (confirmed)

The winners of the ZeroPitcher giveaway are #115, Dolly and #249, janetfaye.

A new winner was drawn for the Gotta Flurt giveaway since the original never responsed, so the new winner is #265, jerseygirl137.

I'd appreciate if all entrants left their email address when they comment on the blog post.  It makes it so much simpler to draw winners then.  Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.  Be sure to check out all my active giveaways, always listed at the top left hand side of my blog.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bath & Body Works Mother's Day Party May 5th



Come join Bath & Body Works as they shower moms with love and fabulous fragrances at the Mother’s Day Party on Saturday, May 5th from 1pm-5pm! Whether she’s a fragrance devotee, a candle connoisseur, or a germ-conscious mom, this event will help you find the ultimate gift to celebrate every mom on your list. Honor the one you love during this fun, fragrance filled event:


WHO: Bath & Body Works

WHAT: Mother’s Day Party

WHEN: Saturday, May 5th, 2012
1pm – 5pm

WHERE: At select Bath & Body Works stores

· WIN AN EXCLUSIVE MOTHER’S DAY TOTE: Enter to win an exclusive VIP Wild Garden Mother’s Day Tote before it is officially available for sale! Valued at over $100, this pampering perk is filled with must-haves from Signature Collection Wild Garden, Anti-Bacterial Wild Fusions and Home Fragrance Bloom collection.

· PERSONALIZED SHOPPING WITH BBW GIFT GURU: Are you shopping for the mom who has everything or just don’t know how to express your gratitude with fragrance? Let the Gift Gurus help you take some of the guess work out of creating a gift that she is sure to love. Complimentary gift wrapping will be provided for those who make a purchase.

· FREE MOTHER’S DAY TOTE: And for celebrating your special lady, you can get a limited edition Wild Garden Mother’s Day Tote Bag that includes a full sized Malibu Heat Body Lotion FREE with any full size Signature Collection purchase made during the event! Pick one up while supplies last.

Visit the Event Page at Facebook.com/BathandBodyWorks or go to BathandBodyWorks.com/Event for details.

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.

New Year's Eve #ResolutionReset - DVD Giveaway

Warner Bros. Pictures is proud to announce the release of the hit romantic comedy New Year’s Eve on DVD and Blu Ray May 1st! This all star comedy stars Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katherine Heigl, Sofia Vergara, Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Efron, Jon Bon Jovi, and Josh Duhamel!

April is a perfect time to think about all those resolutions you made that may have been placed on the backburner. With the New Year’s Eve Resolution Reset Blog App you can double check and make sure you are on the right path to making your resolutions come true!

Chec out the New Year’s Eve Resolution Reset Blog App:

Take The Quiz! Are you on your way to making the most out of 2012? Take this quiz and find out if you are a Resolution Renegade!?

Personal New Years Eve Tips! We want you to make your resolutions come true, so to help you achieve your goal there are some awesome tips to jump-start your resolution this year!



Win It!

One person will win New Year's Eve on DVD.

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World's Softest - Review and Giveaway


I love the feel of softness.  There's just something about how a soft piece of clothing feels against the skin.  Crescent Sock Company is a fourth generation, family-owned company that has been knitting high quality socks since 1902.   Crescent began making its own line, World's Softest Sock, in 1980.  With a complete line of socks for any occasion, World's Softest Sock's main focus is softness.

What you won't find from World's Softest is itchy, scratchy socks.  What you will find are soft socks with different length and style options. 

I received a pair of quarter length socks from World's Softest and the way they feel on my feet is marvelous.  Especially during the colder weather, the socks keep my feet warm and make them feel cozy.  The softness is felt both inside and outside, with an ultra-soft knit for comfort.  I wear socks around the house all the time so it's important that the pairs I wear are comfortable, fit correctly, and don't irritate my feet.  The oh-so-soft socks I have from World's Softest pass the test!

If you sign up for the World's Softest Socks newsletter, you'll receive a coupon for 10% off your first order over $50 and free shipping.

Win It!

One person will win a pair of Cozy Spa Footsie Socks

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

I received product for review from World's Softest.  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.
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Dear God, It's Me Terra

If anyone believes in the power of prayer, I sure could use some right now.  I'd like to go into detail with you but I can't.  Things are spiraling downward and it's not looking good.  I've been trying to "Let Go and Let God" but it's been hard.  I believe in a God that hears my prayers and answers them.  I know that it will be okay, somehow, in the end.  But I am human.  I've shed tears.  I've cussed.  I've worried and stressed.  It's a full plate right now and I could use all the prayer lines to God that I can get.
Thanks!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gotta Flurt - Shoes Review and Giveaway

You may have noticed that I recently did a review and giveaway for Gotta Flurt, a fashion streetwear brand for women and girls that blends current fashion trends into young attitude footwear.  Those shoes were for me and I've been wearing them quite often.  This review features another pair of their shoes, this time for Emma. 

Emma received a pair of flats from Gotta Flurt.  Just like with my shoes,  they arrived in a pink and black shoe box adorned with girly stick figures. Rather than throw the box away, the company included handles for the box to be used again. It can store stuff or be used as a gift box.

 The flats run true to size and are easy to slip on and off.  The design is sparkly floral on the outside with a hot pink lining on the inside.  With this particular style of shoe, they look better if worn without socks.  Emma says they are cute and don't make her feet hurt.  If how often you wear a pair of shoes is an indicator of how well you like them, then I'd say Emma is very pleased with her Gotta Flurt footwear.



Win It!

One person will win a pair of shoes from Gotta Flurt in choice of Twisty Zoe, Teen Beats,or Alcatraz style.

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

I received product for review from Gotta Flurt. 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.
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Two Giveaways Ending Tonight!

Just wanted to remind you that two of my giveaways end tonight at 11:01 pm CST.  As with all my giveaways, there's no limit to how many you can enter or how many you can win.


$40 Charitable Creations Jewelry Gift Certificate giveaway - USA


Gotta Flurt Footwear giveaway - USA

CanvasHQ - Canvas Print Review

CanvasHQ specializes in custom gallery wrap canvas artwork.  By sending them your photo image and customizing your artwork, they can turn any photo into a high quality, guaranteed-to-last-a-lifetime custom canvas print.
CanvasHQ gave me the opportunity to review a 12x12 canvas print.  I chose to use a photo of Adam and Cisco.  The bond between boy and dog is special, and I wanted to capture it on a wall hanging.  I sent the image in to CanvasHQ and indicated which canvas finish I preferred.  CanvasHQ emailed me a free proof approval before creating the actual product.  The designer added notes letting me know what changes she made to the original photo.  She used a noise filter to remove a large amount of pixilation and adjusted the vibrancy level slightly to help bring back the color washed out by the sun.  Once I approved the proof, it was on its way to being created.

 Once I received the canvas print from CanvasHQ, I was impressed with the finished result. The original color photograph that I submitted was turned into a beautiful print of my son and dog. Adam was just as enthused with the canvas print.  My photograph was turned into a piece of art and now hangs in Adam's bedroom. 



CanvasHQ used high quality ingredients for their canvas and all of their artwork has a lifetime guarantee that it will not fade, crack or bubble.  They offer glossy, semi-gloss and matte finishes for your art and different artwork frame depths.  The company also provides free and fast digital proofs.

I received product for review from CanvasHQ.  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.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Anne Taintor - Review and Giveaway

My life isn't perfect by any means and I'm okay with that.  I'm not the accomplished housewife and I irk my husband and kids on a daily basis.  At times, I even act immature for my age.  I don't fit any cookie cutter mold.  In fact, I'm pretty horrible at even using cookie cutters.  I think that's partly why Anne Taintor appeals to me so greatly.  Her fabulous products are delivered with quirky, contemporary humor and retro graphics.  Whether it's work, home, travel, romance, or life in general, Anne Taintor makes you stop and laugh.

Anne Taintor, Inc. is the original vintage humor company.  The company's signature style - wry text juxtaposed against images of idealized women from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s - appears on magnets, sticky notes, eco-friendly totes, and dozens of other products that have been making smart people smile since 1985.  The models featured on Anne Taintor products are real people who posed for advertisements in their time period.



I received a few products from Anne Taintor for review, with one being a classic shopper bag.  The earth-friendly shopper is strong, reusable, and water resistant.  It features an interior pocket and nylon shoulder straps.  The outside is decorated with polka dots and features a mom holding a baby with the words "Wow! I get to give birth AND change diapers!"  I almost saved the bag to use as a gift bag for my expectant niece who's due to have a baby soon.  I think it'd be a fun bag to put baby gifts in.  But I'm stingy sometimes and have been using it myself to carry lightweight items back and forth for camp.



Postcards are fun, but magnetic postcards are fantastic!  Just like a regular postcard, you write a message and affix a postcard-rate stamp, then send it in the mail.  Rather than throwing the postcard away after receiving it, the recipient can peel off the backing and have a magnet to stick and keep.  The magnetic postcard I received featured a woman swimming and the words read "You know me...busy, busy!"  I liked the magnetic postcard so well myself that I didn't give first thought to sending it to someone.  Instead, I peeled off the backing and stuck it on my fridge.


I doubt anyone ever has a good time blowing their nasal passages.  But why have the tissue come from a boring box when you can have a decorated cube!  The Mini Tissue cubes are smaller than a regular size box but the tissue functions just as well as any other.  All four sides of the cubes are decorated.  The one I received has a woman in a garden of flowers with the words "It's so involved being me".


My favorite is the "Someone has to set a bad example" book.  It's a collection of more than 150 of Anne Taintor's best and funniest images combined with sass and attitude.  The vintage illustrations and witty words make you laugh about dating, marriage, motherhood, friendship, money, and more.  I've seriously looked at this book several times and it never fails that I'm laughing or grinning.  

Anne Taintor, Inc. allows you to make light of life and escape from stresses with wit and humor. 


Win It!

One person will win an Anne Taintor magnetic postcard, box of mini tissues, a classic shopper bag, and the "Somebody has to set a bad example" book.
*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

I received products for review from Anne Taintor, Inc.  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.
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Just for Men AutoStop - Review and Giveaway



My husband is 35 years old and swears it's me and the kids giving him grey hairs. I beg to differ! Jason has gotten grey hair within the past couple years. It's peppered in with his natural brown color. He's never dyed his hair before but was willing to be the test subject for Just for Men AutoStop. Available in five shades, Just for Men AutoStop is a gentle hair color for men and contains no ammonia or peroxide. The formula is already set up to stop at the target hair color and there's no mixing involved.
I was enthused to find that there weren't a bunch of steps I needed to take to color Jason's hair.  The whole process is pretty foolproof.  All I had to do was attach the comb to the tube of color and make sure it covered all of his hair.  After combing the color in and waiting ten minutes, Jason went to the shower and rinsed his head.

Before: with sprinklings of grey hair



After: brown all around

Jason has thick, medium length hair.  One tube was just the right amount.  If his hair was any longer or thicker, it would've been necessary to use two tubes.  Jason says he likes the color and I like that it didn't take forever or make a mess to apply.


Win It!

One person will win a box of Just for Men AutoStop in Jet Black, Real Black, Dark Brown, or Light Brown. 

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

I received products for review from Smiley360 on behalf of Just for Men.  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.
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Beautiful Ambition - Book Review

Book Synopsis:

“Beautiful Ambition. My Secrets to Love, Happiness and Success”, author Tara Brooke describes her difficult childhood and how she was able to grow from extreme adversity at a young age to manifesting her dreams. She shares openly and from the heart how painful her early years were but also declares that she is “happy for having gone through the experience that has made her so strong”. In her book she talks about everything women want to know about - from finding Love, what men are looking for, to manifesting your dreams. Tara set out on the path of personal growth and wants to tell you how through both her positive and negative lessons you can save time and ultimately have it all!

About the Author:

Tara Brooke has spent years enjoying a successful modeling career and in this capacity has travelled the world. This, in turn, has led her to becoming the face and spokesperson for many of the top nutrition companies. She was the national model and spokeswoman for MetRx and was named the first “Ms. MetRx”. She also worked as a model-spokesperson for EAS as well as for Med-pro International. Tara is a dedicated career woman who works as a full-time entrepreneur, is a devoted wife, and mother of two small children, and is an empowering muse for countless others. She is a person who is committed to the uplifting of individuals’ lives, providing encouragement, and advocating for better, higher, deeper, healthier living all-round!

For years she modeled sexy swimwear, lingerie, as well as hot fashions, and this has provided a solid foundation for her life calling which is to inspire and motivate others. Her background and diverse portfolio groomed and enabled Tara to continually give back and sow blessings into the lives of others.

Tara has graced the covers of many internationally recognized magazines such as “Iron Man” as well as covers for “Muscle Magazine International” She was a cover favorite for “Muscle and Fitness magazine” gracing the cover twice in one year. Having so many cover so quickly gave her an edge as a national spoke model she has had over 35 fitness and swim wear layouts for all of these magazines. She also did a swimsuit layout for the prestigious magazine “Inside Sports” where they went out on location, an Alaska cruise with the cast of “Bay Watch” to celebrate their 100th episode”. Yet she remains down-to-earth, approachable and personable, and as many would attest, a true friend! Tara is still a highly sought-after spokes-person for some of the major players in the nutrition, fitness and wellness industries. Also no stranger to the world of writing informative and inspirational articles for fitness and fashion magazines, she is truly a uniquely savvy businesswoman in her own right!

The multi-faceted nature of Tara’s life and circumstance demands she remain in tip-top shape. She has starred in three work-out DVD’s featuring kick-boxing, muscle sculpting and yoga which was sold on Amazon as well as “Rotten Tomatoes” which indicate that she is committed to a vibrant, deliberate lifestyle of well-being and better choices. Tara loves motivating others to do the same, encouraging them to reach ever higher to being the best they can be. While she continues in her career as a modeling/spokesperson, she has now added “published author” to the growing list of her accomplishments with her highly anticipated book titled “Beautiful Ambition – My Secrets to Love, Happiness and Success”. The book is the result of her passion to share with others her secret of how they too, can strive for and achieve the life they have always dreamed of. Entrepreneurial-at-heart, she keeps raising the bar for personal and professional excellence and in spite of all the demands in her busy life, Tara still finds time to give back to charitable causes that she believes in.

Some of the charitable works she is involved in are serving in the children’s rooms at the Mariners Church, and she also plans to work with the “Sheep Fold”, a local shelter for battered women and children.

My Review:

I know of Tara Brooke as a well-known figure, but can't say I knew much more than her celebrity status until I read Beautiful Ambition.  Tara proves that people can overcome obstacles and be successful in life.  She gives readers insight into a difficult childhood, then continues on to advise readers on how to set goals, make decisions, manage money, and much more.  Each chapter highlights a specific area and there are key reminders and highlights at the end of each chapter summarizing what it was about.  Some things in the book have been written about before, but I learned a few new facts and felt like I was being guided by a friend on how to better myself in all areas of my life.

I received book 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.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Waterpik EcoFlow - #EcoFlow Shower Head Review and Giveaway

When most people think of low flow shower heads, they think their shower performance will suffer. Waterpik EcoFlow shower heads are engineered to save water and money without sacrificing a great shower experience. Using the OptiFlow technology - which optimizes the flow through the water channels and nozzels - EcoFlow shower heads improve spray force to deliver an invigorating shower experience and up to a gallon of water savings per minute over traditional shower heads.

Furthering its commitment to water conservation efforts, WaterPik is partnering with Wyland Foundation's national Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation in celebration of Earth Month, encouraging people to take the pledge to save water throughout April.  I took the online pledge and committed to wash only full loads of laundry and to water my lawn before 8 am.

I received a Waterpik EcoFlower shower head for review.  Using hubby's handy skills, he installed it and we've been taking showers with it ever since.  Compared to our previous shower head, the water pressure isn't as forceful.  Despite that, the pressure is enough to get us clean and I am happy knowing I will be potentially saving some money on my water bill.  Made of chrome, the EcoFlow has a flexible five foot hose.  I like the flexibility, making it convenient to hold the hose when I'm giving the dog a bath or washing hair dye out of my hair when bending over the tub.

Unlike regular showerheads, the Waterpik EcoFlow has five custom spray settings that can be picked by turning the spray selector located on the handle. The five settings are circular massage, full body, power spray, circular massage + mist, and misting spray.  Everyone in the household has their favorite setting, with mine being circular massage + mist.  With such a large household, it's nice having a shower head that conserves water and has different settings to please everyone.


Win It!

One person will win a Waterpik EcoFlow Shower Head.

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I received product for review as part of a promotional program with MomSelect.  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.
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Weekend Winners' List

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

The winner of the Little Caesars giveaway is #235, Andrea. (confirmed)

The winner of the Magnabilities giveaway is #116, kellyr78. (confirmed).

The winner of the Parkside Papers giveaway is #21, Julie Lynn Bickham.

The winner of the Tiny Prints giveaway is #75, Kayla@TheEclecticElement (confirmed).

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.  Be sure to check out my active 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.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

MaxClarity - Acne Management System Review


Logan has been battling acne for the past year.  That may not seem like a long time, but it is in teenage years.  The most difficult area is his face and he's tried a few different products, most with little results.  The acne breakouts are an embarassment to Logan and he was open to the opportunity of trying MaxClarity, acne treatment foams.

MaxClarity Foam is formulated by the world's largest dermatology company that specializes in doctor-prescribed pharmaceuticals.  MaxClarity Foam has VersaFoam with powerful ingredients that are micronized.  That means they're absorbed fast and penetrate deep to give acne-free skin.  The MaxClarity Difference Promise is backed with a money-back guarantee.    The MaxClarity Difference Team is committed to the brand and making sure everyone's experience is the best.  Members of the MaxClarity Difference Team represent employees in marketing, research and development, and customer service.

Using VersaFoam technology, the MaxClarity Acne Management System includes Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid to ensure maximum benefits.  The particles of these two acne fighting ingreidents are micronized before the foam is created to ensure both potent ingredients can get through the skin's defenses. 

There are four formulas that make up the MaxClarity Acne Management System that manage, treat, and prevent acne:

MaxClarity Foam Deep Cleanser - A wash-off foam with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide that cleans and treats acne on the face, chest, and back.

MaxClarity Foam Advanced Acne Treatment - An invisible, leave-on foam with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide that dries quickly and fights acne during the day.

MaxClarity Foam Rejuvenating Toner - A leave-on foam with 0.5% Salicylic Acid that exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal a healthier, glowing complexion.

MaxClarity Facial Moisturizing Lotion - A non-irritating, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic moisturizer that provides light and long hydration for acne prone skin.

At first, Logan was a little relucant to try MaxClarity.  Not because he didn't want to get rid of acne or didn't trust the system, but because it seemed like a lot of steps and directions.  I had to assure him that it would be worth the try and that good things sometimes take more than a little effort.  He is a teenage boy, after all! 

I helped Logan get into the routine of using all four products each day.  He washed with the MaxClarity Deep Cleanser in the morning and at night.  Every morning he's washed with the Advanced Acne Treatment.  After his shower at night, he applied the Rejuvenating Toner.  Then he'd put on the Facial Moisturizing Lotion.  With the exception of the lotion, all of the products are foamy and only a grape-sized amount needs to be applied each time.

Now that Logan's been using MaxClarity for a while, he's happy to see good results.  His acne isn't completely cleared up but it's much better than before he used MaxClarity.  I can see noticeable improvement, especially on his face.  There's still some product left and Logan continues to use it each day. 


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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of MaxClarity and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.  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.