Sunday, July 31, 2011

Beecology Review/Giveaway CLOSED

 With so many different skin care and hair care products to choose from it can be a very stressful time when deciding what products to get. For me it has become a little more easier in away. I know I want natural products that are good for you body, but they still have to work great. This can be hard I have bought some products that are natural but just don't work like they should. But, I have also come across products that are natural and work great and then I tend to keep with those products. I still love to try new products here and there that are natural you never know when you will find something that you really like. Beecology has been nice enough to send some goodies to try out on my body and plus I really wanted to see how different Beecology was from other natural products.

The Winner's Are In For My Candle Recipe



 The home fragrance authorities, Bath & Body Works and Slatkin & Co. are pleased to announce the three lucky winners of the MyCandleRecipe contest, selected by Harry Slatkin, Creator of Slatkin & Co., Erica Tucker, owner of Sweet E’s Mini Bakeshop in Los Angeles, and Givaudan Fragrance Expert, Jeanine Guerrero during a live cooking event held in New York City.

~Tim Ong of Houston, Texas with Strawberry Pistachio Delight
~Mary Shivers of Ada, Oklahoma with Tropical Tangerine Cake
~Naylet La Rochelle of Miami, Florida with Maple Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Now the expert judges are turning the decision over to you to select the winner who deserves the ultimate grand prize – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Harry Slatkin in New York City to watch as his or her dessert turned into a gourmand candle.  Simply log on to to view exclusive cooking event footage and vote for your favorite contestant. FIVE lucky voters will also win a year’s supply of Slatkin & Co. candles! Voting begins Wednesday, August 3rd  and closes at Midnight on Tuesday, August 9th.

Robert Pierre "I'm All In" CD Review/Giveaway CLOSED

Music is one of those things that can do so many things for us. We can relax, sleep, praise the lord with, and also some music can bring different feelings and senses alive. I love when I can come across a country singer that sees with such truth and makes you want to keep listening. I have been given a great opportunity to review Robert Pierre "I'm All In" cd which offers several tracks and each one just as amazing as the other.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Sunglass Warehouse Review/Giveaway CLOSED

Sunglasses is one of my most favorite pieces of accessories. I mean you can get so many different colors, shapes, styles the possibilities are endless when choosing a pair of sunglasses. I love to wear black or a bronze color. I have also had gray and white ones too. We can't forget the gold aviator sunglasses which are in right now. The problem with getting sunglasses sometimes the selection is good, you can't find what you are looking for and well of course sometimes the price is ridiculous. I mean I am all for buying great big brands but it would be a lot nicer to have the same look and quality but not pay a lot of money. Sunglass Warehouse offers a huge and I mean huge selection of glasses for men and women with prices that are pretty good on the wallet too.

Save Money By Switching Too Straight Talk 2

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

So, I am not sure how everyone else feels, but me and my hubby feel that our cell phone bill is ridiculous. I mean it is a family plan which is to be cheaper and then we only pay for a certain amount of texting and we do have internet and we still pay out the but to have our cell phone's. I mean when you are paying almost $200.00 a month for your cell phone and the features it is just ridiculous. Wouldn't it be nice to find a way to cut that cell phone in half or well even more? Plus, something that offer's you all the bells and whistles without the two year contract and pay like your cell phone is made out of gold. Straight Talk 2 has everything you need or want.

Can you just imagine what you would do with all the extra money that you would have a month? Oh, for me I could do a lot with the extra money me and hubby could have a nice date night a month, I could get my nails done, take the kids to the movies honestly the possibilities are endless. With unlimited money service only costing $45.00 a month and including; calls, texting, picture texting, and even the internet that there is a hook, line and sinker for me for sure. Plus, you don't have to worry about a contract, activation fee, or a termination fee, which is another great deal.

If you want to call a friend or family member in another country Straight Talk 2 has a way to help with that too. Straight Talk International Long Distance Service is a flexible prepaid calling service that enables you to make international calls from your home, cell or office phone at low rates. I personally know a lot of people who would find this very helpful in their lives.

Another great thing that I really love and I am sure most are wondering how much are the phones? Well don't worry because, reconditioned phones are available from $10.00 with camera, mp3 player, mobile web access, and blue-tooth capability. Along with the great deal they also have some really great features which is a big deal for me. They have amazing smart phones; touch screen phones, and app capable phones with features like voice navigation, camera, video recorder, music player, instant messaging, and Bluetooth.

One thing I would love to pass on to you is something that I am sure most of us do all the time anyway. Do plenty of research that way you can find the phone and plan that best fits your needs and wants.

Visit Sponsor's Site

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Panty By Post Review

Ok, so all of us women wear some sort of pantie. There are so many to choose from when getting panties there are: boy shorts, thongs, bikini's, briefs,  cheekies, hip huggers, v-string then some like cotton for the comfort. Ok, as you can tell there are so many to choose from sometimes you aren't sure which one to go with. For me it is pretty simple you can either go for the sexy, plain, or comfy. I lean more towards the sexy. Not only does hubby love them but also I love how they make me feel. For me I can't help but think wouldn't it be great if there was a place that sent me a panty in the mail every month. Well, there is Panty By Post has memberships where you can get a pair of panties by the mail every month. Oh, how I do love this. Now, if only I could find a place like this for bras too.

We Have Winners!

Aroma Home Winner is #1 Lauren and she said:
"I love the NICI slippers in jolly mah!! "

Peaceable Kingdom Winner is #20 Nina H. and she said:
"Follow you on GFC (Nina H) #2"

Black Diamond Granite Cleaner Winner is #45 SweetTidbits and she said:
"I subscribe via e-mail! (1)"

Gnu Foods Winner is #88 Mindi and she said:
"I like Gnu Foods on FB and told them you sent me(Mindi B) #2"

Be Present Winner is #69 Alicia C. and she said:
"I'm a GFC follower #2"

SmartFish Technologies Whirl Mini Mouse Winner is #180 BeautyToLove and she said:
"-I'm Subscribed to You via Email & Confirmed"


Smart Lab "Bug PlayGround" Review/Giveaway CLOSED

#11 Mindi

So, I personally haven't met a kid yet that don't like some sort of bug. Either from ladybugs, warms, crickets, potato bug and well so many other little critters. My kids love bugs I mean they will go outside and try to catch and play with. They each carry this little jar around with them to collect bugs, personally I am not a big fan not that they creep me out, I guess I just don't see the thrill in them as much as I did when I was little. The problem with them catching bugs they don't really have no where to keep them as a little pet not sure if you can call them a pet but my kids do. Having the chance to review SmartLab Bug Playground was great for my kids and well they have been happy ever since with the product. Not only do they have a place to keep their bugs but they can also learn even more about the bugs at the same time.

Constructive Eating Review

One thing that I hear from most parents is that they don't like their kids playing with their foods. I mean usually our kids are playing because they simply don't like what they have to eat, at least that is how is with my kids. But, what if there was something that offered eating utensils and plates for playing while eating. I mean can you imagine your little one sitting there not really wanting to eat what you have cooked then you give them utensils and a plate that is made to be played with. Next thing you know your kid is playing and eating the food that they don't like just because they are having fun. Wouldn't that be great. Well with Constructive Eating they offer several different fun eating items for your little boy and little girl. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Are you thinking about fall yet with all the amazing colors and of course the scents, I can't wait. Right now at Bath & Body Works they have the  Slatkin & Co. Fall 2011 Silver Lid Candles available for a retail price of $19.50 each. 
Introducing Slatkin & Co.’s fall sweet treats, a delectable collection of sweet fall aromas. As the leaves change and the temperature drops outside, bring the spirit of fall inside with the Fall Treats collection by Slatkin & Co. Inspired by the season’s fresh-baked fragrances, each candle emits sweet, spicy scents and rich, creamy notes, letting you indulge in yummy autumn treats guilt-free. The collection includes:

~NEW Pumpkin Caramel Latte: A frothy blend of creamy pumpkin, sweet vanilla cream and rich pralines is topped with a spiced caramel swirl 
~NEW Smores:  Layers of gooey marshmallow, melted dark chocolate and sweet graham crackers 
~NEW Apple Crumble: Baked Granny Smith and McIntosh Apples topped with vanilla crumble, cinnamon and nutmeg 
~NEW Oatmeal Raisin Cookie: Fresh baked oatmeal blended with sweet raisins, caramelized brown sugar and vanilla extract



James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams
Topline Sam Raimi’s New Fantasy Adventure

Pontiac, MI., July 25, 2011—Walt Disney Pictures’ fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,”  directed by Sam Raimi, went in front of the cameras at the brand-new Raleigh Studios in Pontiac, Michigan, on Monday, July 25, 2011, boasting a stellar cast that includes Academy Award® nominee James Franco (“127 Hours”) as the young wizard, Golden Globe® nominee Mila Kunis (“Black Swan”) as the witch Theodora, Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz (“The Constant Gardener”) as Kunis’ sister Evanora and two-time Oscar®-nominated actress Michelle Williams (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Blue Valentine”) as Glinda, the Good Witch.

Sunday, July 24, 2011 Review

Oh yes it is that time of the year again. Time to start buying school clothes, shoes, school gear and accessories. Honestly the back to school season can get really expensive. It is crazy how much one kids can cost at the time for you add in another one oh my poor purse hurts. It is even worse for me because I love to buy the in style name brand items, they are just way to cute lol. So, now that I have two kids in school my wanting name brand is still the same but I am trying to find ways that makes it easier to get these clothes for my kids for school. offers so many different brands that are in style for the fraction of the cost and honestly I love it.

Skin Joy Foaming Cleanser Review/Giveaway CLOSED

#32 Mindi

You know those nights when you are home and all you want to do is jump into some relaxing clothes, put your hair in a pony tail on the top of you head and strip all of the makeup off your face so it can breath. Well I have those almost every night. I have tried so many different products to take make-up off of my face, but I have came across some that I swear made my face worse instead of better and didn't get all the makeup off of my face. So, when I was sent SkinJoy Foaming Cleanser to review I was really excited to try something new and see if there is a new product that will be on my counter to deal with makeup that won't come off of my face and well keep it looking great too.

Bioken Enfanti Natural Remedy Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner Review/Giveaway CLOSED

#20 Ladytink_534

One thing that we all need and have to have in our lives is a Shampoo and Conditioner that works great. But, sometimes when we get shampoo's and conditioners for our hair it isn't always safe for our hair. With so many harmful ingredients I am always looking for something that works great plus is healthy for my hair. Also, with us trying to use more and more natural products in our home having natural products for our hair is just another great way to continue on our way of having everything natural.  Bioken offers hair care products for what ever needs you are you wanting for your hair and it is a natural way to take care of your hair too.

Smoky Mountain Minerals Review

Make-up in my opinion is one of those things I can't live without. I mean I don't want to look like I am fake or I have just applied a gallon of make-up on my face. For me I lean more to the natural simplicity look of make-up. It is amazing how the right make-up can cover up little flaws that we have or well I know that I have. I have found mineral make-up to be one of my most favorite to apply to my fast for so many reasons. My skin is able to breath, to lasts really long thought out the day, it looks natural, and it is simple to take off. Smoky Mountain Minerals has generously sent me several samples to review and I am truly happy with the products.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hip-T Review/Giveaway CLOSED

#55 carolwegs

You know those times when you are getting ready to go out and you put this shirt on that you just want to wear so much, then you realize it just don't seem right. Maybe it isn't long enough, to low of a neck, or simply needs a extra element to it to take it to the next level. For me I love to wear shirts that I can layer, I love the layering look I even have my little girl doing it now. I also love to wear cami's with shirts that have a deep plunging neck line as well. So, having the chance to review Hip-T which is a great way to layer for any reason and plus is a really cool idea as well. 
Friday, July 22, 2011

Where I Have Been

I want to apologize to all of my readers. My mother had to have surgery this week in her mouth and it ended up being more complicated with some issues. She went in to have a routine wisdom tooth cut out, but once in there they had to break her jaw to get the tooth out. The last month or so she started to have trouble. Now after the surgery she has found out she can't eat really any solid food for 2 months. So, a lot of smashed food, I am sure she will be happy when the 2 months is over. 

During this time I have been filling in for my mom at the office where her and my dad work. I have had to work a 8-4 job which I am able to take the kids which isn't bad. But, the down side I don't have any internet service there so I haven't been able to keep up. Plus, let me say I haven't worked outside the home for over five years and I am really so exhausted, mentally and physically. I mean I know I do everything inside and outside at my home and every thing in between but I forgot what it was like to do all of my house duties, work and take care of the kids. I am BEAT! This weekend I am going to be catching up on my house and hopefully I can get some reviews/giveaways up for you all! 

Again I am so sorry, but I am back!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Slatkin & Co. Scentportable CarClip "Bath & Body Works" Review

 With summer hear we all love to indulge ourselves in really great smelling items that with the simply sniff of the smell it just relaxes and takes us away. I love to have great summer smelling items everywhere from my home, me, my car well anywhere it can be I am happy. A great place you can get all of your favorite summer scents with a huge selection to choose from is Bath & Body Works. They offer so much in the brand of Slatkin & Co. from candles, candle holders, fragrance oils & warmers, portable fragrances, scentbugs and wallflowers. Plus, the selection in scents are amazing. Honestly, the only problem I have is deciding on the scent I want to try.

Sally’s Salsa Recipe

I wanted to  share with you all a yummy recipe from celebrity nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder. Sally’s Salsa, featured in Kim’s book The Beauty Detox Solution, is a perfect healthy snack to bring to the beach, BBQ or just have handy in the fridge. It tastes amazing and you will realize you don’t need dense snack foods! 
Sally’s Salsa
4 large tomatoes
1 large sweet onion
1 large orange bell pepper
1 large yellow bell pepper
2 cups chopped cilantro
½ tsp. ground black pepper
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. Celtic or Himalayan sea salt
Cayenne pepper, to taste
Turn on some good music in your kitchen! Then dice the tomatoes, onion and bell peppers and add to a large mixing bowl. Add the chopped cilantro, black pepper, lemon juice, sea salt and cayenne pepper, and adjust the seasonings to taste.
This recipe and many more are available in The Beauty Detox Solution, featuring a full guide on eating your way to radiant skin, renewed energy and the body you’ve always wanted! You can visit Kim’s blog to get more healthy and delish recipes and beauty food tips.

I made this over the weekend while we had a cookout at my parents house. I was surprised at how much of a hit it actually was. I didn't have a lot of the items to prepare the salsa but it wasn't hard to find the items at my local grocery stores. I really wish I had taken some picture but next time I make it I will post them on here for you all!

Tradind Phrases Review / Giveaway CLOSED

#103 Anonymous
My little girl for some time now has wanted a phrases on her wall since she has seen them in magazines. Also a few friends of her's has some really cute one's in their rooms. I really think phrases on walls can add so much character to a room. Plus, some people don't like to add pictures to their walls due to holes from nails and also they can fall of the wall and hurt the floor or someone. So, adding phrases and images to walls is a great way to not worry about those issues and add character to a room. Trading Phrases offers such a huge array of images and phrases you can add to your walls that will fit with what ever your own style may be.

Giveaway Ending Tomorrow!

Giveaway ends tomorrow at 10pm EST.

Blog Hopping Tuesday!

Life is a Sandcastle: Twitter Hop Tuesday

Mommying On The Fly

Survey Junkie

Saturday, July 16, 2011

We Have Winners!

Sweetsation Therapy Winner is #56 BeautyToLove and she said:
"I Follow You Publicly on GFC - 2 ***GFC Name: Beauty To Love"

Country Crock Winner is #79 lilyk and she said:
"I subscribed by email. #2"

Country Crock Winner is #21 janetfaye and she said:
"2. I follow Country Crock on Twitter - Janetfaye"

Country Crock Winner is #37 Anonymous and she said:
"i am your friend on facebook tina roof mcgraw"

Inchbug Labels Winner is #47 Joy N. and she said:
"subscribe via email"

Vedette Shapeware Winner is #30 Mindi and she said:
"I am an email subscriber #1"

Vedette Shapeware Winner is #46 Jessica King and she said:
"Networked Blogs Follower Jessica king"

Vedette Shapeware Winner is #116 BeautyToLove and she said:
"I Follow You Publicly on GFC (1) ***GFC Name: Beauty To Love"

Sunday Paper Preview!

This week in the Sunday Paper there is only one insert. There is a SmartSource. You can go here to see what coupons that there will be.

Giveaways Ending Tomorrow!

giveaway ends tomorrow at 10pm EST.

Gnu Foods giveaway
ends tomorrow at 10pm EST.

Be Present Tank 
giveaway ends tomorrow at 10pm EST.

Giveaways Ending Tonight!

Aroma Home Giveaway
ending tonight at 10pm EST.

ends tonight at 10pm EST.

Blog Hopping Saturday!

Between the Lines

Just Married with Coupons