Sunday, November 23, 2014

Amazon Gift Code Giveaway!!!

How would you like to win a $10 Amazon gift code for your holiday/Christmas Shopping?

We would love to give you the chance of winning one as our way of saying thank you to our readers.

Without you all, the blog/facebook page would just be dust in the wind.

And, we appreciate each and every one of you that have stuck around. Not just for the giveaways, but for the freebies we post and just our general chit-chat that you respond to or like.


Thank you!

Rules of the giveaway:

Open to residents of the US and Canada who are 18+. Please only one entrant per household.
Giveaway prize is a $10 Amazon gift code.
Giveaway will end on December 7, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.
Winner will be notified after giveaway ends and will have 48 hours to respond to winning email.

Good luck and thank you.

Surpahs Small Lightweight BMI Bathroom Scale Review

Looking for an accurate scale that gives you both your weight and BMI? Yes, numbers that we sometimes don't want to see, but really should on occasion. 

I was given the opportunity to do a product review for a: 


  • New Release Promotional Sale] Auto identify up to 4 pre-set users, provides accurate body weight measurement and Body Mass Index (BMI) on 2.3" (59mm) diameter big round shiny LCD screen, with very nice blue backlight, easy reading in the dark. 
  • 11" x 9.6" x 0.9" small, sleek, lovely design with 0.2" (6mm) thickness more pure & higher tempered glass weighing platform. 
  • Smart gravity point detect and auto-calibrate. The G-Sensor patent-pending technology embded in 4 TPU skidproof stands support more stable and accurate measurement from 11 lb to 330 lb.
  • New "Sense-ON" patent-pending technology gets instant readings when you step on the scale
  • Powered by 4 AAA 1.5v batteries (demo included), long last standby time, 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Still packaged up in the box. Arrived safely!

See how easily it is to see the number on display? Though I have recently had a decent weight loss, I'm still not ready to share my numbers with the world, so my kiddo is the model for this review, footy pajamas and all. 

Close up of the display window.

My opinion?

It is a great scale and value.  Right now they are listed on Amazon under $30 (original price $61.99).

Very lightweight. Easy to store out of the way when you aren't using it. Thin so if fits into really tight spaces. I also love how you can store up to four users for this scale. Don't have to worry about erasing someone else's information, everything is safely stored. 

The scale is very accurate. Tried to fool it by moving it around to different areas and the number displayed always came up the same. That doesn't normally happen with scales. Seems like this has perfect balance. Also, gives you your information instantly. Can't ask for anything more.

Would highly recommend this scale. Probably would get you in a whole lot of trouble if you gave it to someone as a Christmas present (unless they were asking for one), but it is a great scale to actually have on hand.  You'll love the scale.

If you are interested in checking it out or ordering it for you or a loved one, you can check it out on Amazon here.

You can also check them out on the following social media sites:


All words and opinions, except for quoted text (features section), are my own and were not influenced by any outside source. I received no monetary compensation for this post. However, I did receive the above product, free of charge, so that I could do a proper product review. 

Many thanks to the wonderful folks at Surpahs for allowing our blog to participate in this promotion. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Orkin Mouse in a House Game & Giveaway

When you think of pest control, who do you think of? Which company comes to mind?  For me it is Orkin.

And I know with the colder weather coming, the mice (and other pests) are going to want to be inside with us where they will be warmer.  Do you know the size of a hole that a mouse can squeeze into? It would probably surprise you that the holes can be very small (size of a dime) and they can get in.

Fall has arrived, and cooler weather has come with it. Whether or not you know it, your warm house is an open invitation to unwanted guests looking for a cozy winter vacation: rodents. Each fall, rodents migrate from their outdoor “summer home” to the warmth, food and shelter of their “winter timeshare” – your house!
Being human has its perks, like having a cozy house to enjoy during the winter, but imagine having to survive as a mouse? Try your luck by playing “Mouse in a House” – a choose-your-own-adventure game that puts you in the shoes of a rodent looking to survive the upcoming harsh winter season – try your best to stay alive and see how long you last!
Orkin uses the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your home. To learn more about pest control grounded in science or to schedule an inspection, visit or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.

Orkin has come up with a #MouseInAHouse game, you choose your adventure, you get to be the rodent trying to get into the house. C'mon, haven't you always wanted to put yourself in the tiny shoes of a rodent?? Choose your adventure, play the game and tell us how long you managed to stay alive.

Plus, thanks to Orkin, playing the game gives you a chance to win a very cool cozy fleece winter blanket.

Disclaimer: All assets and prize will be provided by Orkin. I received no monetary compensation for this posting, however, I will receive a Orkin fleece blanket. Many thanks to Orkin and PartnersHub for allowing our blog to participate in this promotion.


Giveaway is open to residents of the US only and will end on November 17, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email or another winner will be chosen. Please only one entrant per household. Over the entire promotion and across all the blogs and sites you are only allowed to win this prize once, that is to make it fair for all that enter. Prize winner will be verified by Orkin to make sure that they have not won the same prize from another giveaway.  No PO Boxes as sponsor ships prize via FedEx or UPS. 

Please use the rafflecopter form to enter and good luck!  Oh, and by the way, I wouldn't make a good mouse,I didn't get to far.