Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Reader Appreciation Amazon eGift Code Giveaway

I promised you all an Amazon eGift code giveaway.

Here it is!

Prize: $10 Amazon eGift code.

This is our fall reader appreciation giveaway.

A thank you for all of you that stop by to visit or say hi.

Easy to enter.

Just check out the rafflecopter form.

Make sure you do the tasks that you take credit for.

All entries will be double checked.

Good luck.


Giveaway is open to residents of the US or Canada 18+
Only one entrant per household please.
Giveaway will end on September 21, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. est.
Must have an email address to enter. 

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today DVD Giveaway

**Sony Home Video provided me with some of the materials I used in this Blog Post/Giveaway. The opinions I share are my own.**


Well, I certainly know one Princess that will be excited that The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today DVD is coming out on September 6.  Do you have a Princess or a Prince that is excited?

In the brand new original animated film, Princess Alise is training to be the perfect royal but in her heart all she wants to do is sail the seven seas as a swashbuckling pirate! After setting sail, Princess Alise is shipwrecked and washes ashore on an island where she meets Lucas, a young boy who has been living there by herself. They have to work together to survive and get back to civilization!

Follow The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today

Can't wait? You can buy your own copy:

How would you like to win your own copy??

If you do, then you must check out the rafflecopter form below.  Mandatory entry must be completed and completed correctly, or your entry, if drawn, will be discarded.  

Mandatory entry: Take the Are you a Princess or a Pirate quiz on the blog app below and post your results as a BLOG COMMENT


Giveaway is only open to US residents who are 18+
One entrant per household please.
Giveaway will end on 9/12/16 at 11:59 p.m. est.
Prize will be sent via UPS or FedEx, so no PO Boxes please. 

*Please note: Sponsor only allows one win per household across all blogs and entry points.  Thus, if you have won this same giveaway from another sponsor you will not be eligible to win from us.  All winner's information will be verified by sponsor. 

Now, onto the giveaway and the blog app! Good luck!  

By the way, apparently I am a Pirate in the making! 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Summer Blogging Challenge ~ Hometown Tourist

Lots of people like to take trips and become tourists.  Walking around new areas, seeing new sites and people. It is a lot of fun.  But have you ever done it in your own neighborhood?  Just take a day and see your town from a tourist point of view.  What would you do? Where would you go? Would you try that new diner that you've been meaning to try? Go down to the new park? Meet some new people at a new coffee shop? What would it be?

Me, I'm from a small rural/agriculture town so unless it is cows and corn/wheat fields there isn't much to see around me.  

But, I do live near a very important place that is part of our history.  

Hubby and I decided to do a little tour of Historic Sackets Harbor yesterday.   If anyone knows history, then they understand that Sackets Harbor played a significant role in the War of 1812. The town was founded in 1801 by Augustus Sackett.

We swung down by the Battlefield.

And were lucky enough to see that they had a re-enactment going on at the time.

We walked around the path of the Battlefield.

And saw some history on the way out.

Not to forget, the beautiful views of Lake Ontario.

Also, if you head a few miles out of Sackets Harbor you will come across a place to visit, especially if you have younger children who love farms and animals.  This establishment is owned by the Robbins family who have been in farming for many many years.  You can tour a dairy, feed some animals, go on a hay ride and more.  If you are ever in the area, check them out.

So, this was my day yesterday, acting like a tourist!

Now it is your turn. 

Zim's Max-Arnica Review & Giveaway

Zim's Max Arnica Homeopathic Roll-On

We have actually used other Zim's products in the past (and continue to do so) and were quite pleased with the results.

For our current review, we were sent a bottle of the Zim's Max-Arnica roll-on.  

This product is 100% all natural.  

"Zim's Max-Arnica combines Arnica Montana, a flowering plant used for pain relief, with soothing aloe.  Simply rub a small amount of Zim's Max-Arnica on the affected area for temporary relief.  The roll-on applicator makes it easy, and there's no mess."

This product will temporarily help with minor bruises or strains, as well as pain and stiffness.

Let me tell you how handy this product has become in the past week.  The kiddo is riding her "big bike" now and that means lots of bumps, bruises and soreness.  Her poor legs have taken a beating from the pedals and I have been applying it to her bruises.  

The roll-on applicator makes it easy to apply.  So easy, that she can do it as well, it makes absolutely no mess.  The scent is not over-powering and I have found it to be rather pleasant.  Not a medicine type smell to it. 

Another thing that is nice: the size!!! Going hiking, biking, road-tripping? Easy to just pop it in your purse, backpack, etc.  It is convenient to take with you.  

Zim's Max-Arnica is produced by Perfect Products, Inc.  They are based out of North Lima, OH and carry many many over the counter products that can help you with all your daily needs, from pain relief to skin care, for both young and old.  Zim's was founded over 60 years ago when they created their flagship product "Zim's Max Crack Creme" to help cement workers heal their dry, cracked hands and feet. 

For more information about them and their company and products offered you can call: 800-319-2225 or visit them at their website: 

These nice folks have also offered our readers a chance to win a bottle for themselves.  Two of you will win.  To enter, just check out the rules below and enter via the rafflecopter form below.

DISCLAIMER: I received a sample of the Zim's Max-Arnica product to try at home, for an honest review, free of charge.  All text written above (except for quoted text) are my own and were not influenced by any outside source. 

Official Rules:

Giveaway is open to residents of the Continental USA who are 18+
Giveaway will end on August 15, 2016 at 11:59 pm est. 
Please only one entrant per household.
Two winners will be chosen.  Winner will need to respond to winning email within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.
All winner's will have their product shipped to them from the sponsor.  Please allow 4-8 weeks for shipment of your prize.

Good luck!!