Monday, March 31, 2014

Our Thanks!

Extending our thanks for all of you that have stuck with us!

When I started this blog years ago, I never dreamed that I would still be doing it now. I love it! I love sharing things with you, I love hosting giveaways for our readers and I love interacting with everyone.

We hope to continue to climb in reader base so that we can offer more giveaways with bigger prizes, more deals, more freebies and just plain more fun with you all!!!

So from our home to yours . . . . . . . .


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Purex Crystals Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh Coupon Giveaway

Do you love your laundry smelling fresh long after you wash it?

I know I do.  The longer the better!  To help with that along comes Purex Crystals!

Being a #PurexInsider, I was given the chance to review the new Purex Crystals Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh laundry enhancer.  Anything that can eliminate odor and leave a fresh scent is a plus in my book, especially when it comes to my husband's work shirts.

 Can you see the color on these and the shape. So convenient, easy to use, and hard to believe that something so small can pack a powerful punch.

This is the product getting ready for some serious action!

Some of hubby's work shirts and work sweatshirts.

I absolutely love the fragrance of the Fabulously Fresh, but it comes in other fragrances as well: Fresh Spring WaterLavender Blossom, Tropical Splash and Fresh Mountain Breeze.  Not an overbearing scent and it does keep the clean clothes smelling fresher for longer periods of time. Not sure how hubby feels about his clothes smelling Fabulously Fresh, but I like it!!

How would you like to win a coupon for a full-size bottle of the Purex Crystals Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh?  Then just check out the rafflecopter form below! Three winners!!! Open to both US and Canada!

Disclaimer: The Purex brand has provided me with a full size sample of their product to try, free of charge, in return for my honest review. All the opinions above are my own and were not influenced by any outside source. No other compensation was given. 

Giveaway rules: Open to both US and Canadian residents who are 18+. Giveaway will end on: April 16, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. You must enter using the rafflecopter form and answer the mandatory question or your entry won't count.

Prizes: 3 winners will each receive (1) coupon for a full size bottle of Purex Crystals Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh laundry enhancer.

Good luck!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

NBC American Dream Builders and Lowes Gift Card Giveaway

Have you heard about American Dream Builders?

What is it about?

The American Dream Home is something everyone fantasizes about. Whether it’s a new closet, a larger family room, or simply a place to put all your stuff, there’s always something we want to change about where we live!
What if you could make your home into your Dream Home?
AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS – a new show premiering on NBC March 23 at 8/7c – and Lowe’s want to make your dream a reality.
Hosted by famed interior designer and best-selling author, Nate Berkus, AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS follows the nation’s top 12 designers and home builders as they compete to be crowned the Ultimate Dream Builder and take home a $250,000 cash prize. It’s the home competition that will change everything! 
From the producers of Survivor and The Bachelor, don’t miss AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS, Sundays at 8/7c, only on NBC.
You can enter for a chance to win $100,000 in products and services from Lowe’s and a consultation with the winner of American Dream Builders!
Enter for a chance to win your dream renovation at
And starting March 23rd you will have the opportunity to earn 5 bonus entries when you “Dream It Yourself”! Upload a photo and description of a home project you are working on and EARN 5 BONUS SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES.
Finally, follow the show on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win more prizes from American Dream Builders and Lowe’s!

Meet Darren Moore:

During the show, which premiers at 8:00 p.m. est, March 23 on NBC, you can live tweet #DreamBuilders with Nate, the judges and the designers.

Finally, thanks to NBC Universal, one of our readers will have a chance to win a $50 Lowe's gift card!!!

I know I am going to be tuning in, are you?

Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this posting, all words, except for quoted red text and assets are my own and were not influenced by any outside source.  All assets are provided by NBC Universal. 

To make these giveaways fair, you are only allowed to win (1) Lowe's gift card via all the blog reviews and giveaways that will be hosting this. All winner's will be verified by the sponsor to make sure that they haven't already won the same prize from another blog. 

Giveaway will end on April 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. and is open to residents of the US who are 18+. Please no PO Boxes as the sponsor will ship the prize via FedEx or UPS. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email with requested information. 

So are you ready to watch? Are you ready to win?? See the rafflecopter form below to enter. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Story Unfinished 99 Days With Eliot Book Review


There aren't a lot of books that I read these days that pull me into the story the way: A Story Unfinished: 99 Days With Eliot did.  The book is written by Matt Mooney and goes into detail of their days, both before, during and after with Eliot.

There were parts as I was reading I smiled along and many other parts I shed quite a few tears with them.

Quick summary from the back page: 

Eliot wasn't suppose to make it to full term.
At thirty weeks into the pregnancy, Matt and Ginny Mooney were told their child had a genetic disorder that made his birth unlikely. If their baby lived, it would be for only hours or perhaps a few days.
But Eliot was born and lived for 99 days. And every one of those days was a gift that would change his family forever.
At Eliot's funeral, 99 balloons were released, one for each day of his life on earth. That simple act of remembrance stirred the community and received national attention. Eliot's story has been featured on Oprah and the TODAY show, and a video about his life has been seen by millions on YouTube.

And now, Eliot's father, Matt, recounts his family's remarkable journey in A Story Unfinished, a chronicle of pain, redemption, and God's goodness even in the darkest days.

I can't say that I know what this family went through with this precious baby, but they took me along for the ride with them and it was quite the journey.

Decisions that they had to make along the way, decisions that no one wants to have to make. Deciding to carry Eliot for as long as Ginny could, keeping the faith, praying for a miracle, hoping for the best, and even losing some faith (even for a short period of time) and being mad at the man upstairs. 

Because of Matt and Ginny, Eliot had a chance to live and boy did he. The impact that he made on the lives of thousands of people that were following the story via the blog and facebook postings. Everyday for Eliot was a celebration and a chance to do something new. How many of us can say that at 20 days old we went out for coffee? Birthday celebrations were daily, little milestones that most take for granted were a cause for celebration. 

Little Eliot touched so many lives and taught so many lessons and his memory lives on through the 99 Balloons Foundation which is a rEcess site, "building relationships through serving families affected by a disability."  If you are wondering where the name 99 Balloons came from, that is how many days that little Eliot was living his life, and he lived so much life in those 99 days.  On the day of his funeral, 99 balloons were released into the sky. 

If you get a chance to read this book, I really recommend that you do. It is available on Amazon right now. I would just recommend reading it with tissues nearby, but don't be sad for to long while reading it, be happy, live with Eliot, live with his memory, go for the ride for it is a ride that you will always remember.

As noted from the last sentence of the book: "The story is not finished yet."

You can also check out the following:

Matt's Blog:
Ginny's Blog:
Eliot's Blog:
99 Balloons:

Disclaimer: All words except for quoted text are my own and were not influenced by any outside source. I received no compensation for this posting, however, I did receive a copy of the book so that I could do a proper book review. Thank you to Beacon Hill Press for allowing me to do the review on Eliot's story.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Veronica Mars DVD Giveaway

Are you a Veronica Mars fan?

Did you know that there is a Veronica Mars movie that is coming to theaters on March 14, 2014?

Well, if not, ya do now.

On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.
See it In Theaters MARCH 14
Pre-order on DIGITAL HD
Following a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign that ended on April 12, 2013, Veronica Mars was shot over 23 days during June-July 2013. It will be released in selected theaters nationwide on March 14th, 2014.
If you are excited about the release, then we've got a treat for you. One of our readers has a chance to win a DVD copy of the movie.  Just check out the blog app below, answer the trivia as a blog comment and fill out the rafflecopter form and you are good to go.

This is Director Rob Thomas ten must see episodes:

Blog App:

Rules: Giveaway is open to residents of the US who are 18+ and will end on: March 27, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email with information (no PO BOXES as sponsor uses FedEx or UPS as a shipper), or another winner will be chosen.

To make it fair, each household is only allowed to win one prize (over all the blogs that will be participating). Winner's information will be verified by the sponsor to make sure your household hasn't won more than once. 


Disclaimer: I received absolutely no compensation or product for this posting. All words, except for quoted red text are my own and were not influenced by any outside source. All assets and product will/were supplied by: Warner Bros.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Orkin Bed Bug Home Prevention Prize Pack Giveaway



Just the thought of them make my skin crawl as I am sure that they makes yours do the same. Who would have though that the "good-night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite" would actually be a true statement?

Bed bugs have come back strong over the last decade, keeping more and more people from sleeping tight. Now is the time to take control with a smart action plan - before the bed bugs bite.
Bed bugs reproduce quickly, so it’s critical to detect and treat an infestation early. Take the “Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite” QUIZ and download the “5 Must-Know Facts” PDF for a few tips on how to spot a budding bed bug problem.
And if you suspect an infestation, be sure to contact your Orkin professional. who will inspect your home thoroughly and design a treatment that’s right for you.
Visit or call 877-412-6806 for a free estimate.

How much do you know about bed bugs? Take the quiz in the Orkin Bed Bugs Blog App and post your results as a blog comment and you will have the chance to win a prize pack from Orkin with a value of $30.

What are you waiting for? The bed bugs to bite?

Disclaimer: This post is being sponsored by Orkin. I received no product or monetary compensation for this posting. All words, except for quoted text and the assets on this post are my own and were not influenced by any outside source.

To make the giveaway fair for everyone, each household is only allowed to win one set of covers (over all the blogs that are participating in this promotion). Winner will be verified by the sponsor to make sure that they haven't won on another blog. Please, no PO Boxes as sponsor will use FedEx or UPS to ship prize.

Giveaway is open to residents of the US who are 18+ and will end on March 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. est. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with requested info.

Dial DEEP CLEANING Hand Soap Review & Coupon Giveaway

Love being a Purex Insider and am absolutely loving these Dial Products that I am getting to try out, review and have giveaways for our readers.

My latest review is:

I was sent the Yellow Raspberry & Black Sugar and the Coconut Lime Verbena to try. 

The Yellow Raspberry & Black Sugar "refreshes your senses with a tart and rich sweetness."

The Coconut Lime Verbena "brightens your day with juicy and tangy citrus."

I decided to give the Coconut Lime Verbena a test run.

I absolutely love the fragrance of this. It isn't overbearing at all and leaves your hands smelling quite fresh.

See all those little micro-scrubber beads in there? They help with the cleaning and leave your hands feeling refreshed and a bit moisturized.  Which I really need as this winter has been especially rough on my hands and they are dried and cracked. I was a bit worried where my hands were cracked thinking the soap would sting, but it didn't. 

Truthfully, my hands do feel a lot softer right now! It really gives your hands a refreshing moisture

Didn't get a big "lather" on the washing, but enough of one to get my hands clean!

The product is very easy to rinse off and comes in a wonderful pump bottle. No leaving wet soap just sitting around. Easy to pump. No mess, no fuss. Even my 6-year old can wash her hands without making a mess with the soap and she loves the pumping action. It actually makes her wash her hands more times then is probably really necessary. This is a great Family Soap.

If you haven't tried the Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps yet, you really should. They are relatively inexpensive and you get a good size bottle (many uses) for your buck and it is a premium soap!

Thanks to Dial, I have also received five coupons to giveaway to our readers! So, we will have five winners. Each winner will get one coupon for a free bottle of the Dial Deep Cleansing Premium Hand Soap. This will be a quick giveaway as these coupons do expire at the end of this month.

Giveaway will be open to residents of the US who are 18+ and will end on: March 13, 2014 at 11:59. To enter, please just check out the rafflecopter form below.

Disclaimer: I received absolutely no monetary compensation for this post. However, I did receive products free of charge so that I could conduct a proper review, all opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and were not influenced by any outside source.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Majestical Jewelry Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Who doesn't love jewelry?

I don't wear a lot, mainly necklaces, wedding set, medical alert bracelet, etc.

So I was super happy when I got the chance to do a review for Majestical Jewelry.  Their jewelry is absolutely stunning.  Majestical is an online-store that specializes in hand-made jewelry. So, you know what that means: gorgeous one of a kind pieces. 

I was sent a gorgeous pair of earrings to do my review on.

The colors are beautiful!

Unfortunately, I don't have pierced ears anymore. ;-(

So, I had to enlist the help of a reluctant friend to put the earrings on so I could snap a picture of them and to get her opinion on them as well.

 She, like me, loved the colors but said she isn't use to wearing earrings that are dangling, so they felt kind of heavy to her. She did mention that if it is someone that is use to wearing this type of earrings they probably would not notice the weight of them. She also mentioned that she could probably get use to wearing them. They aren't "overstated", they don't take your attention away from other parts of your face, but instead "compliment" your face and what you are wearing. 

Overall, we both did really like them and love the Majestic Jewelry website. They have so many beautiful selections I am sure that anyone can find that something special for that someone special in their life. 

Right now, they are also offering a promotional code for $15 off your order of $55 or more, by using the code "15DOLALRSOFF."

If you really want to see some stunning one of a kind, hand-made jewelry then check out their site. You can also find them on:

Many thanks to Majestic Jewelry for allowing our blog to do a product review of one of their gorgeous jewelry pieces. 

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. However, I did receive a product, free of charge, so that I could conduct a proper product review for our readers.

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

K9 Advantix II Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Our pup was a rescue when we got him and was just LOADED WITH FLEAS.  After many many baths and combings we thought we had started to get it under control, that is, until I started to get "bit up" my those hopping little pests. They are truly ankle biters because that is where they always bit me

So we were happy when we found out that we were going to get to do a product review for the K9 Advantix II from EntirelyPets

Oh and this is our "beast" you may recognize him from a previous product review and a giveaway we did for EntirelyPets.

Again, he was loaded with fleas when we went and got him. I didn't realize how bad it was until I had him outside and we were rubbing his belly. Poor pup.

It has been about a month since we used the first application on him and I have only found one flea in that time. It could be that it is winter time and most of them have died off, but I do believe that this product is working the way it should.

I can't wait to really test it out when the spring time gets here. That is when the fleas get bad. Oh and the ticks. He had a big tick on him last year and must have brought one in the house because I ended up with one as well and had to go through a strong dose of antibiotics that really put a hurting on me. 

It was easy to apply. Just put drops from the base of the head to the base of the tail, by spreading out their fur and getting it on the skin. My boy is short haired, so not sure how easy it would be to apply to a long haired pup.

The box I was sent was a 4-month supply, so we should be able to get through the spring with it and into the summertime. You can find this product on the EntirelyPets website for a price of $65, but they do have a March Madness sale going on right now so you can get the product and many other pet products at a discounted price.  They use flat-rate shipping and offer free shipping if your total is $85 or more.

Also: Please and there is a warning on the box, keep it away from both your other animals (like cats) and your children. The box is also colored coded for the weight of your pup, make sure that you get the right product for your doggie. 

Final conclusion: As of right now, I give the product an A+ for effectiveness and ease of apply it to my pup. The real test of it will come when the weather gets warmer and the fleas and the ticks come out to play after a long winters nap.

Disclaimer: I received absolutely no monetary compensation for this posting. However, I did receive a product, free of charge so that I could do a proper product review.   Many thanks to EntirelyPets for allowing our blog to participate in this promotion as well as the Kong Dog Toy one.

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

Shopper Incite Life Moments Shopping Planner For New Moms Product Review

Have you heard about the Shopping Planner for New Moms? Neither had I until I received an invitation to participate in this promotional review.

We already know that raising children are expensive, but did you know that with just clothes, diapers, food, etc, it tacks on an additional $10,400 in the early years? Why wouldn't you want help on that? Who doesn't like to receive money saving coupons? Percentages off and more? Oh and to get it for FREE, now that is just down right awesome. 

That is where Shopper Incite comes in. It is an "opt-in" program where the more mom's that sign up the more coupons and percentages off they can offer their subscribers! Oh, and I'll say it again, it is FREE to sign-up and receive these.

You can check out some of the offers that I received in my "review copy" of these fab shopping planner.

Oh and it also has a Weekly Planning section in the back so you can plan your menu for the week, have a list for things you need to pick up and other tips.  

What are you waiting for? You haven't signed up for this FREE Shopping Planner for New Moms yet? C'mon. It is easy to do and remember it is FREE!

Disclaimer: All words above, except for quoted text are my own and were not influenced by any outside source. I received a copy of the Shopping Planner so I could do a proper review for my readers.