Thursday, July 31, 2014

Checkout Bloominous For All Your Floral Needs!

Looking for the perfect flower arrangement? Then check out Bloominous! 
They make the process easier, leaving you more time to plan what's really important! 


Bloominous is a company made up of savvy individuals who are experienced floral designers that with a passion in DIY, where they combined the two, making beautiful collections of floral arrangements for all your needs. They are partnered with the best floral farms in the world, finding the most ideal flowers needed per arrangement, they even include vases, ribbons, pins, and wires so you don't have to! 
Each flower is cut to order, as well a de-thorned, trimmed, and hydrated with nutrients 
so the journey to their home is an easy one. Each kit comes with step-by-step photo instructions 
so you know what to do right out of the box!
Right now, Bloominous has the following Floral Kit collections:















  
They do bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres; They also have Trial Kits you can purchase, that are 30% off right now plus free shipping!

Bloominous stands by each and every order, with a 100% Fresh Quality Guarantee, and they are confident you will love their products, but if you are not satisfied, they will immediately replace your order, or issue a full refund.

Order your flower arrangements at Bloominous.com!
You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

*Photos via Bloominous. I did not receive items above, although 
compensation will be received in the form of a gift card, for sharing. All opinions my own.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

eSutras Golden Organic Flax Seeds


eSutras Golden Organic Flax Seed is American grown and processed, right in downtown Chicago! It is certified USDA organic and GMO free, with great Omega 3s, similar to the ones found in fish such as salmon, making them great for Vegetarians and Vegans.
The container is easy to use, with a flip top, so you can choose to sprinkle, or pour, your flax seeds out!

        







Taking Flax Seed has several benefits! Here are just a few:
 
· Increased energy, vitality, and stamina
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Increased sense of calmness under stress
·
Reduced threat of blood clots
·
Protection against cancers 

 · Lowered blood cholesterol levels
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Lowered high blood pressure
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Better regulation of blood sugar levels
·
Eases inflammatory tissue conditions, including arthritis

· Alleviation of dry skin, eczema and psoriasis
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Enhanced immune system
· Natural laxative 
· Increased metabolic rate with a positive impact 
on weight management
You can use Flax Seeds by grinding them in a coffee or seed grinder, enhancing their digestibility and nutritional value, and adding them to different foods and drinks! Top your cooked cereal or a grain dish with flax seeds, add them to your homemade cookie, muffin or bread recipes, an extra ingredients in your breakfast shakes, or even topped on cooked vegetables to give them a nutty flavor! There are several ideas you can use Flax Seeds on, giving you an extra fiber boost, and added value of nutrition. I added flax seeds to our fruit/veggie smoothie, and also added them into a vegetable stir-fry. I love the slight nutty taste they give, and the crunch the seeds themselves leave. Using flax seeds makes it easy to add in an extra bonus of healthiness, and even my son likes them which is a plus! 

eSutras Golden Flax Seeds are available for purchase at esutras.com 
for just $5.00 for an 8oz bottle. Such a good way to get in that extra fiber, at fantastic price!

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

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Homesick Texan's Family Table - Book Review

The Homesick Texan's Family Table is a cookbook filled with more than 125 comforting Texan recipes,
written by beloved food blogger and seventh-generation Texan, Lisa Fain.  

http://images.randomhouse.com/cover/9781607745044?width=1000&alt=no_cover_b4b.gif Inside this book, there are several recipes ranging from down-home standards like cheesy-nachos, chicken and dumplings, and fiery wings, to party friendly snacks like Pigs in Jalapeno Blankets, Steak Fingers with Gravy, and Pecan Sheet Cake... there are so many recipes to make,
for any occasion!

 I originally chose this book to review, as my husband is from Texas, and I figured it would make for some really delicious dinners, and possibly a surprise or two that I could show him. There's several dishes in here I will be trying, like the Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya, the Jalapeno Corn Sticks, and the Pecan Pie. Mmmm...my mouth is watering just thinking about it.


I love the authors introduction, talking about her most memorable meal, a potluck for her grandparents anniversary; Family and friends gathering, catching up on each others past and enjoying delicious foods while doing so. She really sets the picture for her memory and gets you in the spirit of cooking.
Each chapter deals with a different set of foods, from breakfasts and breads, snacks and sides, chilis, soups, the main course and sweets. There are so many foods to make and enjoy. Most of the recipes include a picture of the meal, and throughout the book, you will find more stories of the authors life and experiences, as well as photos of scenery around Texas. Truly another beautiful cookbook,
I am happy to have added to my collection.


The Homesick Texan's Family Table in hardback is available for purchase 
at RandomHouse.com for $29.95, where you can also find more information.
You can also like the Homesick Texan on Facebook, as well as her blog at homesicktexan.com 
where you will find pictures and more delicious foods!


This review is made possible by the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group via Blogging for Books,  by providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own. 


Sunday, July 27, 2014

The #BeachinEvent Giveaway! 7/28-8/11

Summer Is HERE And So Is The Beachin' Event!!

You don't want to miss this!

Andersons Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner and The More The Merrier love the Summer Season! 
To celebrate, they have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers and wonderful sponsors
to bring you great products that anyone would need for a great beach trip or beach themed party! 
ONE WINNER will walk away with this whole prize package worth over $800!
The Prize Package includes items from these sponsors:
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Block Island Organics – SPF 15 Lotion and After Sun Gel – $46
Dream Team Pets – Dream Pet of Choice – $20
Blue Rhino – Mr BarBQ Grill Tool Set – $60
Frogglez - Frogglez Goggles of Choice – $20
The Orb Factory – Make Your Own Glitter Chalk Set – $15
Wusic – Power Bank Charger – $50
Pint Size Projects – Beach Theme Activity Kit – $28
Kiss My Itch Goodbye – Itch Cream – $9
Boogie Board– Jot 8.5 eWriter– $38
Sand Gone – Sand Gone – $15
Margaritaville – Bali Drink Maker – $400
ezydog - dog life vest – $42
Coleman – puddle jumper – $20
Chichanella Bella – Sunkissed Sweetheart Swim Suit & Bonnett – $98
Beach Road Designs - Beach Sheet - $49
 Keystrokes By Kimberly - Aveeno Skin Care Kit - $50
So, what do you think? Ready to enter? It’s simple! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools Form below. 
There are plenty of entry options, and the more you do, the better your chances of winning are!
The Beachin' Event Prize Package is open to all legal residents of the United States
who are 18-years-old or older. This event will run from 12:00am EST Monday, July 28, 2014 
through 11:59pm EST Monday, August 11, 2014. Best Of Luck!
DIsclosure: Anderson's Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner, The More The Merrier, and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsors will send the prizes directly to the winner. We are also not responsible for any unfortunate accidents that result from the use of any of these products.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ended- Dial's Coconut Water + Mango Body Wash Giveaway!



Sassy Mom, 2 Spoiled Bratz & Dial are teaming up to bring you this awesome giveaway for one bottle of  Coconut Water Refresh Mango Body Wash The prize retails for a clean body!!
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    This is a great product for a chance to win! 
    I reviewed a similar product awhile back, you can read about that here. Coconut Water body wash is made to hydrate your skin and give you amazing showers! :) It smells so exotic and feels great your skin, 
    and with that added mango? You would be glad to win!




     This giveaway is in no way endorsed, associated or affiliated with Facebook, Twiiter
    or any other Social Media Networking sites. This giveaway is valid in the Continental
    United States and entrant must be 18+ years of age to enter. 
    The bloggers promoting and hosting this giveaway is not responsible for prize fulfillment. G.H. Creators will be in charge of that.  

    Shake the Crave Drink Mix + Freebie

    Shake the Crave is a new shake, made to boost your energy and help you feel full longer,
    something to drink on the go, at breakfast, or even for lunch!

    "Every ingredient in Shake the Crave has a common purpose: to benefit your body directly. No fillers, no fluff. Just pure ingredients working together to nourish your body and help you feel fuller longer."

    Shake the Crave comes in two different flavors, Chocolate and Vanilla. Each of these are made with 100% pure ingredients, using real vanilla and cocoa beans, without containing any artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, preservatives or isolated/synthetic vitamins. It is also free from high fructose corn syrups, MSG, fillers/binders, as well as being gluten. egg, and soy free. Each shake contains just 120 Calorie and only 0.5 grams of low fat, making it a good source of protein and calcium.

    I first tried Shake the Crave in the flavor chocolate. The powder smelled like Brownie Mix, but the taste was chalky, and had a strange powdery flavor. So I mixed it with one frozen banana and a spoon of peanut butter, which made it taste much better. The next day, I tried Shake the Crave in Vanilla and wasn't pleased much this time either. Because Shake the Crave uses real Vanilla Beans, there are a lot of black/brown flaky pieces in this shake, making a weird texture to your taste buds. The powder has a strange smell, and the taste is also chalky, leaving a bad after taste. Between the two, I'd say the chocolate flavor is better...but neither of them are on my list. They do seem to give you a full belly effect, but that could also be from the heaviness milk gives. One great thing about these shakes, is you can use any type of milk with it: Whole, 1%, 2%, Skim, even dairy alternatives like Almond or Soy!
    I never noticed a change in energy though, but each result will vary per person.


    Shake the Crave is exclusively sold from Trusted Health Products, with a 30 day 100% money-back guarantee; a One Week Supply is available for purchase at $40.00 a container, 
    which equals to 15 shakes, making it $2.67 per serving.

    *Try Shake the Crave vanilla and chocolate shake mix! For a limited time, the manufacturer is willing to offer my readers 2 FREE sample packets of Shake the Crave vanilla or chocolate shake mix. They said they would love to have our readers try out Shake the Crave and agreed to send the 2 sample packets FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge of $4.95. This is a one-time only offer! Click here to get your 2 FREE sample packets now!


     I received a free sample to review in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions my own

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    iGotTech Magnetic Screen Door


    iGotTech Magnetic Screen Door is rated the #1 best screen to hang on your doors, keeping the pesty bugs out, and allowing you to open and close it without having to use your hands. The screen is 36"x83" and is made of durable mesh with 26 powerful magnets that are buried in the reinforced adjoining edges. The entire edging is framed in super-duty Velcro, and you can use the additional support nails included, for extra support, making sure there's no chance of the screen falling down. 


    Because of the magnetic slits down the middle, this makes the screen easy to keep up, and walk through, with it closing shut on its own, behind.. This feature is excellent if you have pets, so your animal can exit or enter to the backyard, all on its own, 
    while still keeping the bugs away.


    Watch this video for complete and easy to understand instructions on applying iGotTech's magnetic screen:



    The screen comes with easy to understand directions, but watching the video beforehand gives you a better understanding, so I suggest you watch it :) But because this screen's dimensions are 36" x 83", it does not fit all doors. I wasn't able to fully review, as there was about an inch gap on the side, meaning my door is too wide for it. Overall it seems like a great product, with a very durable mesh material. 
    I can't wait to try it out in the next place we move to (hopefully soon!).
    The iGotTech Magnetic Screen is available for purchase on Amazon 
    for $29.95, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!


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

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    BabySpa USA Giveaway! -Ended*

    *Giveaway hosted by Mommy by Nurture


    BabySpa USA knows you were Born To Nurture your wee one!
    So Mommy By Nurture and BabySpa USA have teamed up to give
    one lucky winner a Stage 1 Gift Set! Retail value $34.99
    babyspa-giftset


    Everything your baby needs for his first bath and diaper change comes wrapped in our nurturing Baby Essentials gift set. Just the right combination of wholesome skin and hair care essentials
    to keep tender skin healthy and nourished.
    • Safe and gentle for sensitive skin in newborns through crawlers
    • Great gift for baby showers, coming home gifts or anytime
    • Contains organic enthnobotanicals, Songa ™, Kendi Oil, and Patented Swiss Moisturizer EG-28 to soothe, hydrate, and comfort tender baby skin
    • Ultra Soft Biodegradable & Organic Wipes
    Our eco-friendly woven abaca basket includes:
    STAGE 1
    • 3 in 1 Tearless Shampoo, Body Wash & Moisturizer
    • Moisturizing Body Lotion
    • Shea Butter Diaper Cream
    • Ultra Soft Baby Wipes (72 ct.)
    • Travel Size Face Cream

    Mommy By Nurture and son Davin test drove this gift set as bath time is fun time! 
    To see what they thought CLICK HERE TO READ THE REVIEW! 
    This is your chance to win this beautiful gift set that is better for your babies skin!


    Terms of service: One entrant per household ages 18+ within the Continental USA. 
    Void where prohibited. You may return daily to gain more entries for the daily tasks. One winner will be chosen at random from all verified entries. Winner has 48 hours to reply to email to confirm acceptance or another winner will be chosen. 
    Mommy By Nurture is the host of this giveaway and BabySpa USA is the sponsor.


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    Milky! Giveaway -Ended*



    *Giveaway hosted by Mommy by Nurture

    Need Brands and Mommy By Nurture 
    Want you to win a 6 day supply of Milky!


    milky-breastfeeding-supplementOne winner will win a 6 day supply of this strawberry flavored herbal tea supplement for lactation enhancement. With Organic ingredients and great taste it is sure to be a staple in your life while helping promote healthy breastfeeding and production for your little one. Created with your health in mind it is organic and vegan! 
    *Need Brands is a company from Tia and Tamera (Mowry) who many know growing up watching "Sister, Sister". 

    "It’s well known that breast milk is best for your baby. Unfortunately for most mothers, breast-feeding is not that easy. Oftentimes, moms do not produce enough milk; however, Milky! helps solve that problem. Made with organic herbs, Milky! was designed by a pediatrician to help 
    boost the quality and quantity of breast milk. Just drink two a day!"

    Mommy By Nurture is a breastfeeding advocate 
    and tested this product for two weeks!

    Terms of service: Open to the continental USA ages 18+. Void where prohibited. One winner will be chosen from all applicable entries and notified once the giveaway has ended. Winner has 48 hours to respond with their contact information for shipment or another winner will need to be chosen. All entries will be verified. One entrant per household. You are eligible to come back daily and earn additional entries on the daily tasks available.



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    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Triscuit Summer SnackOff Contest

    Have you entered the Triscuit Summer SnackOff?
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    Martha Stewart is presenting 4 SnackOff Challenges throughout the Summer, announcing a new ingredient to use with your favorite Triscuit cracker, every two weeks! So then what you do is create a recipe using your favorite Triscuit cracker with that featured ingredient, take a photo of your complete recipe, and submit it to the Triscuit Summer SnackOff contest! You can enter up to 10 recipes per challenge, to boost your chances! Fromm all the entries they receive, one entry (per challenge) will be randomly selected in the sweepstakes to win a gift package filled with Martha Stewart Collection and Triscuit Products, with a grand prize winner, who will win a trip to New York to meet Martha Stewart. 

    Challenge #1 is Mixed Berries & Triscuit

    I came up with a unique little snack...

    I began with a Sour Cream & Chives Triscuit cracker,
    I spread Pineapple yogurt across,
    Topped it with two blueberries
    Then sprinkled toasted coconut on top. 

    It was a pretty tart, yet a sweet and salty mix... 
    but I would suggest using a Cinnamon Sugar Triscuit next time :)

     If you decide to enter the Triscuit Summer SnackOff contest, 
    I would love to hear what you make!


    Join #TeamSnuggle for Snuggle Products!

    I just joined #TeamSnuggle! 

    Join for special offers & a chance to #win a Snuggle kit complete with coupon for Snuggle product & a Snuggle BEAR!! 

    Click here to...


    Frozen Bean Giveaway-Ended*

    * Giveaway hosted by Sassy Mom, 2 Spoiled Brats. 
    Sponsored by Frozen Bean

    Disclosure: Sassy Mom, 2 Spoiled Brats received the products below to review in exchange for sharing her honest opinion.

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Treat Yourself - Book Review

    http://www.randomhouse.com/images/dyn/cover/?source=9780385345200&width=1000 Jennifer Steinhauer is a self-taught baker who recently wrote, Treat Yourself, a book of 70 Classic Snacks you loved as a kid, that you can now recreate in your own home! Take a walk down memory lane and admire the Ho Ho's, Yodels, Oreos and Ring Dings, plus much much more!

    I love seeing all the delicious recipes with photos on most pages. Some of these recipes are even easier then I expected them to be! And the fact that the chemical mess is taken out of the ingredients, it makes baking these treats that much better! I can see myself making quite a few, if not all, of these yummy treats! I think these top four recipes will be most popular: Twinkies, Hostess Cup Cakes, Samoa's and Cheetos.


    I like how the author begins the introduction of the book, talking about her past with snack cakes and junk food, from childhood to adult. She talks about the reality in making her treats, sharing with her family, and the mishaps of Marshmallow fluff ending up on her ceiling. She explains how memories are attached to foods, and the connections we build with those first bites...

    Each chapter holds a different category:
    • Classic Cookies
    • Sandwich Cookies
    • Snack Cookies
    • Fruity Treats & Filled Things
    • Savory Snacks
    • Candy
    • Frozen Treats

    You're sure to find several things you want to make! With the beautiful pictures and easy to follow recipes, you can now make those loved classics, right in the comfort of your own kitchen! 

    Treat Yourself is available for purchase at RandomHouse.com for $19.99, where you can also find more information and praise. Be sure to say hello to the author, Jennifer Steinhauer, on her Twitter page as well! You can read an excerpt from Treat Yourself, HERE.

    This review is made possible by the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group via Blogging for Books,  by providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions my own. 

    Wiskin' Wafflez #27

    Here's a list of goodies I've whisked up in the past month:

    Truvia Sweetener samples + $2 off coupon, Majestic Bombay's Blackhead & Whited Head Blemish Extractor to review, I love Parks bumper sticker, The Gardeners Idea booklet, Betty Crocker's Suddenly Pasta Salad, Crest's 3D White strips sample, + $10 off coupon, Cheryl's cookie magazine, The Gerber Generation coupons, Align Pro-biotic 7week sample + $5 off coupon, Listerine mouthwash sample + $3 off coupon,  Because futbol bumper stickers, Natures Valley Oatmeal bar sample, Wildflower seed mix, Powerade from Safeway, Hair, Skin, & Nails gummy vitamin samples + $1 off coupon, Suave Naturals hair samples, Nature's Valley Oatmeal bar sample, Cigar Aficionado magazine, I love Birds bumper sticker, Starbucks Mocha coffee + Columbian roast coffee samples, Purina Cat Chow food sample + $1 off coupon, Folgers Gourmet coffee samples + $1 off coupon, Coupon to get 1 Free box of RITZ Crackerfulls, Astroglide sample, Maruso soy sauce samples, Canvas HQ to review & Giveaway, Treat Yourself book to review, Joyce Meyer magazine, Toys R Us coupons, Finish dishwasher soap samples+ coupons, L'Oreal Paris hair care samples + $2 off coupon
     

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Safety 1st Carseat Giveaway -Ended*

    Safety 1st Carseat Giveaway hosted by Confessions of a Messy Mama


    Travel Safety by Safety 1st Consumer Safety Expert Julie Vallese


    The three most important things when choosing a car seat are:


    ·   One that fits your child

    ·   One that fits your car

    ·   One that you will use correctly every time


    You can accomplish this by:


    ·   Have the car you will be using the seat in with you and try it out at the store.

    ·   If possible have your child with you at the time of purchase

    ·   Follow information in both the car seat manual and vehicle manual for installation

    ·   Attend a car seat check for assistance in proper installation and use from a certified car seat technician


    New rules for car seats using LATCH require understanding of 
    your car seat’s weight and child’s weight:


    ·   Car seats (after 2/27/14) are required to carry a label guiding on maximum weight limits for LATCH

    ·   The combined weight should not exceed 65 lbs

    ·   Look in the manual and label on the car seat to identify the weight of the seat

    ·   Look for a weight on the maximum weight for the child

    ·   Know your child’s weight

    ·   Combined weight of the seat and your child exceeds 65lbs? Install the car seat using the vehicle’s belt


    *One VERY LUCKY reader will win a Car Seat to keep the child in their lives safe for Holidays and every other day of theirs lives!    
    A BIG thank you to the sponsor, Safety 1st , and the host, Confessions of a Messy Mama



    Disclosure:  I have not received any compensation and am not responsible for prize shipment.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    Custom Canvas HQ Artwork



     I recently had the opportunity to customize and design my own 11"x14" Canvas Artwork piece from Canvas HQ and am so glad I had this chance! I have always wanted to design my own canvas, but didn't realize how difficult it would be to choose just one photo for this! I decided to take a photo from the past, when my son was 2 and planting basil on a sunny day. He thought these little seeds were so cool and had a lot of fun experiencing this. I love the way his little hand holds the seeds and thought it would make the perfect piece of art to grow with. I found a suitable quote, that holds as a daily reminder to plant seeds of happiness, for every tomorrow they will grow.

    "This very moment is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow's happiness grow."

    Using Canvas HQ to design my art was super easy to use; I uploaded the picture I wanted
    made into a canvas, then chose the size and frame depth I wanted and what kind of finish, as well as the wrap/border color of the canvas and if I wanted to change the image effect or not.
    Then I got to name my canvas and leave any specific instructions if needed.
    Once I felt satisfied with my order, I entered in my information and checked out!
    It was a quick and painless process, minus deciding what image to use ;)

    After your image has been chosen and you've purchased your canvas, you will receive an email of Proof for your Canvas. This is showing you how your canvas will look finished, giving you the ability to say, yes the canvas looks good and you're ready for shipping, or no, the canvas needs this or that, and you can write a note to the designer saying so. Once your proof is complete, your canvas can be made and shipped! They ship within 2-3 days of the day you placed your order, (and after you approve your canvas proof), with ground shipping taking just 3-7 days after that, so you get your artwork in a jiff. My came packaged by FedEx, in a large box, titled "Fragile", and securely fastened inside, with plastic and tape. It also came with a little hook to hold up your canvas, and instructions inside.

    Canvas HQ canvas' are crafted by Artisans who are proud of their work, using high quality ingredients, including lifelong UV and water resistant inks Canvas Hq does free touch-ups, removing any minor imperfections or blemishes for no charge and they have a 100% Guarantee,
    so if you don't love it, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund. 

    If you would like to find more information more about Canvas HQ, please visit them at canvashq.com

    Also, readers, you have a very SPECIAL opportunity to WIN your own customized 11"x14" Canvas!!!  
    A retail price of $53.95!

    If you would like this chance to win, please enter through Rafflecopter below! Good Luck!


    a Rafflecopter giveaway


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