Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tone up in 2012 With Zumba Fitness 2 (Review)

As the Year comes to an end...
It seems like I always make that New Years Resolution... To Loss Weight or Tone Up!!

Well... Party Yourself into Shape with the Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Game!!


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Game Overview:

Four million players and counting have already discovered the exhilarating Zumba® Fitness interactive video game work out. Following the worldwide best-selling original, Zumba® Fitness 2 builds on that phenomenal success while elevating the exer-game category to a new high of fun, effective fitness. This cutting-edge experience layers in loads of new features and improvements, amps up the dance-fitness party and gives you even more ways to sculpt your body and party yourself into shape. Get ready for the sleek, sexy physique you’ve always dreamed of!

Features:

• Get a total body workout with 32 electrifying new routines and music tracks, including hits from today’s hottest artists including Pitbull, Nicole Scherzinger and Yolanda Be Cool & DCup.

• Follow along as celebrity Zumba instructors Tanya Beardsley, Gina Grant and Beto guide you through each routine. New 3D models of each instructor make playing the game feel like taking a real class with Zumba’s elite celebrity trio!

• Learn 24 different dance styles across routines, from fan favorites like Merengue, Samba and Cumbia to new additions like Axe, Bollywood, Latin Pop, Ragga and Pasodoble.

• Get in shape with four different game modes:
– Single Song: Dance a single routine of your choice. The new song preview feature gives you a feel for a track before you dive in and lose yourself in the music.
– Full Class: A work-out block of routines in 20, 45 or 60 minute formats. You can now create your own custom routines by saving a playlist of your favorite songs.
– Multiplayer: Up to 4 players can join the party in your living room with cooperative gameplay.
– Learn the Steps: Revamped tutorial mode lets you learn at your own pace by breaking down the core dance styles into the basics.

• Get your party on in 5 stunning, dynamic environments, from a Miami Yacht to a LA nightclub. Watch the party grow as you match moves throughout each area!

• New video cueing system makes the choreography easier to follow for new players.

• New Progress Tracker lets you follow every stat relating to your gameplay, including: calories burned, trophies earned, overall rank, technique score based on how many moves matched overall, and more.

• Approachable gameplay offers a full tutorial mode with Low, Medium and High Intensity routines tiered for all skill levels.

• Affix the exclusive Zumba® Fitness belt (included free in the game box) to your waist and slide the Wii Remote into the holster to dance hands-free.

My Thoughts:

I love it!!!
This game is pretty simple to follow along and great for different skill levels. This is a great fun dance but exercise game to play by yourself or as a group. If you are new to Zumba, no worries... Just follow along with the tutorial to learn the steps in the comfort of your own home. The video cueing system makes the choreography really easy to follow with simple instruction. If you already enjoy zumba, then you should love this game as well.

I love the Progress Tracker which is a great incentive by telling you how many calories you burned. The zumba fitness belt included in the wii game is a great way to dance hands free and makes it more effective and fun. I love the different music tracks and many routines that keeps this game extra fun. What a great way to burn alot of calories and have fun at the same time. I highly recommend this!! I am going to be including this game and healthy eating habits to reach my goal in the New Year.

This game can be purchased at many retailers for around $39.99. It's is selling at amazon.com for just $29.99, which is a great deal!! Pick yours up for some great fun... You almost forget it's exercise.

*Disclosure: I received this video game free of charge for the purpose of this review. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas



Wishing You all a Merry Christmas!!! Remember the reason for the Season!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Miyako Ceramic Knife ~Review~

Ceramic Knifes?...

I had never even heard of these until a few weeks ago! But, I'm super glad that I had the opportunity to review the Miyako Ceramic Knife because it is Awesome!!!

My husband actually had the chance to try the Miyako Ceramic Chef Knife first and he was bragging about how great this knife was.

But, of course I wasn't going to just going to take his word, I wanted to try it out for myself. Well, I will tell you that I Love this knife. Besides being super sturdy and really sharp , the ergonomic handle feels great in your hand. These Miyako Ceramic Knifes are recommended for everyday slicing of fruits, vegetables and boneless meats. This knife definately makes perparing dinner super easy!

Not all Ceramic Knifes are the same!!! Check out Miyako Ceramic Knifes features:

Stunning High Gloss Finish
Precisely Honed Cutting Edge
Super Soft Ultra-Comfort Handle
Extensive Quality Assurance
Extra Hard Ceramic

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Still need that perfect Christmas Gift? I would recommend buying these knifes. Check out these great knife sets and gadgets, They can purchased at MiyakoCeramics.com and on Amazon.


*Disclosure: I received the item mentioned above free of charge for the purpose of this review. These are my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Sunday, December 18, 2011

$50 PayPal Giveaway

Who couldn't use $50 Cash?...

I have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers to bring you this giveaway!!!

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This giveaway is open from December 18th until January 1st!

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this Giveaway! Good Luck!


Friday, December 16, 2011

Bloggers- Join this $50 PayPal Cash Giveaway



Mom Blog Society wants to thank everyone for all their support! So, they’re organizing a group of bloggers to host a $50 PayPal Cash Giveaway for free! If you’d like to be listed on this giveaway, do the following:

Fill out this form!

As you’ll see on the form, you need to copy all this information and make a blog post on it in order to promote the SIGN UP phase. Sign up until December 18th or EARLIER if there is a large response. The giveaway will run from December 18, 2011 - January 1, 2012.

Also, put the banner above on your sidebar. (The code is on the form you fill out.) And click this link to get the Rafflecopter widget: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/NzkxNzI3NGQ2N2M3ZGU4MzUxNTBmNjVkM2E3ZWU2OjE4/

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Black Shard -Book Review


About the Book:

The Black Shard, Victoria Simcox’s fast-paced, intricately woven sequel to The Magic Warble, takes Kristina Kingsly and her schoolmates back to Bernovem … and into a thrilling, often dangerous adventure.

Kristina’s stay at summer horse camp is horrible to say the least, and it’s all because Hester and Davina are there as well, making her life miserable. When Hester’s cruel prank goes terribly wrong, it’s actually what sends the three girls back to the magical land of Bernovem. In Bernovem, Kristina is very excited to see her former friend, Prince Werrien. When he invites her to sail with him on his ship to his homeland Tezerel, putting it simply, Kristina can’t refuse.

Reunited with her gnome, dwarf, animal, fairy friends … and best of all, Werrien, things seem like they couldn’t get any better for Kristina. But when Werrien becomes fascinated with an unusual seeing stone, the “Black Shard”, Kristina is haunted by a ghostlike old hag. Struggling against suspicion, guilt, illness, and ultimately the one who wants to possess her soul, Kristina will see it’s in her weakest moment that she will encounter more strength than she has ever known.

Finally this book has hit the shelves!! The Black Shard is the sequel to the Magic Warble, which my daughter absolutely loved! (You can read our review here.) Both books are great for tween and teen readers, yet adults will love these books too. This book picks up where the Magic Warble left off, yet if you have not read the Magic Warble first,(which I recommend) you would still enjoy reading this book.

The Author, Victoria Simcox, does such a great job keeping the reader guessing and interested as she weaves the characters and story together. This book is full of adventure and just alittle romance as the characters are a few years older then in her last book. I don't want to tell you too much and ruin the story for you, but there are twists and turns and the way this story ended, the door was definitely left open. At least, I hope that Victoria is in the process of writing a third book.

For more information on The Black Shard please visit: www.theblackshard.com

This book can be purchased on Amazon and would make a great Christmas gift!

You can Follow Author Victoria Simcox on twitter and The Black Shard on Facebook.


*Disclosure: I received this book from the Author to read. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

DVR Deleted

Guest written by our friend Gladys Fuentes

I was so mad at my husband last night. He somehow managed to delete every show that I had recorded on our DVR. I used to watch my shows on the nights they came on, but once we got directv, I was able to record my shows when they came on and watch them whenever I wanted to. I have been pretty busy lately and it has been several weeks since I watched my favorite TV shows, so our DVR was starting to fill up. My husband took it upon himself to free up some space so he could record three football games on the same day. He said that he did not mean to clear everything on the DVR, but he did. I was already irritated that his obsession with football has taken over three nights each week. Now that the only things left on the DVR are his football games, I am even more annoyed. He told me I could go online and watch any episodes I had missed, but I do not enjoy watching shows online. Maybe I will accidentally delete his football games.

Looking for that perfect gift? Shopping Online?

As the Holiday's are getting closer, many of us are shopping! I have been shopping in the stores and online. The problem I'm having is finding just the right gift for everyone.

My husband is easy to buy clothes for, but sometimes he wants truck parts like cheap nerf bars so I have do look online to order something like this. I'm thinking about asking his buddies to give me ideas for him.

My kids love to play sports! As they play different sports, they need different gear and equipment. As the new sports season starts, the kids need new cleats. I have been looking online for cheap nike soccer cleats and basketball sneakers. My son has been growing like crazy and needs to be prepared and have the right gear to play his best. Sports related gifts are always good for him.

My Grandmother is really hard to buy for. She has just about everything! She loves the outdoors, but with the weather getting colder, she loves to sit in the sunroom and watch the birds. I found a cheap rocking chair that would be great for her. I think this could be used inside or outdoors. I hope that she likes this.

I'm taking suggestions and tips for the perfect gift, and as the weather is starting to get colder and snowy, shopping online would be much easier. Feel free to leave me any suggestions.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Chicken soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times Giveaway


101 Daily Devotions to Inspire and Support You in Times of Need

By: Susan M. Heim and Karen C. Talcott
Foreword by Mary Beth Chapman


Life has always been filled with trials, including illness, job loss, grief, addictions, and much more. God never promised that our earthly lives would be without difficulties, but He assured us that He will always be with us to share our burdens. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times is filled with stories that show God's presence during a time of trouble. Readers will find encouragement, solace, and strength in these personal stories and prayers.

These devotional stories are complete with scripture and prayers and will introduce you to the personal experiences of people who have gone through tough times and found faith, joy and strength in God's love and wisdom.

This book may be purchased through Amazon.

Stop by Chicken Soup for the Soul's website and check out all their great books. They make Great Gifts!!


Win it!! Three of my lucky readers can win this Chicken Soup for the Soul Book: Devotional stories for Tough Times.

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This giveaway will end on December 15th at 11:59 pm Est. The winners will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

*Disclosure- I received this book for free to review as a member of the Chicken Soup for the Soul blogger network*

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Digital Photography Book Review and Giveaway

Digital Photography: A Basic Manual
By: Henry Horenstein



Book Description:
This thorough, concise, and easy-to-use guide to capturing digital photographs provides an entire step-by-step course for budding digital photographers. All concepts are fully illustrated with sample work by internationally renowned professionals, representing editorial work, photojournalism, and everything in between. Topics covered include essential information for both film and digital photography, such as exposure controls and shutter speed, as well as digital-specific information on image editing, printing methods, and even file storage. The first digital textbook by legendary photography teacher Henry Horenstein, Digital Photography is the best guide yet for aspiring digital photographers, essential both for photographers transitioning from film to digital and those learning the art of photography for the first time.

About the Author:
Henry Horenstein is a widely published and exhibited professional photographer and the author of more than two dozen books, including the classic texts Black & White Photography and Beyond Basic Photography, and monographs such as Honky Tonk, Animalia, Show,and Close Relations. Horenstein is a professor at the Rhode Island
School of Design, where he has taught for more than twenty years. He lives and
works in Boston.

I love taking pictures! I love using a digital camera as you can usually tell if you get a good picture or not. Sometimes, though, I don't always get the best quality and I often wondered if it was me not knowing how to use my camera or my camera not performing that good. After reading this book, I know that it was a combination of my picture taking technique and my camera.

This book provides an entire step-by-step course on today's digital workflow. You get the essential information about exposure controls, shutter speed, subject lightening and more. Among the many things you will learn how to choose a camera that's perfect for you. (Which is great knowing that my daughter wants a new camera for Christmas.) Also, you learn tips and technique about when and how to use the manual settings and also you learn how to troubleshoot and solve problems in image making, editing and printing. This book is very helpful and is easy to understand. I think that the newest camera users and even those advanced would love this very useful guide.


Buy it!
You can purchase this book from Hatchette Book Group.

Or on Amazon.

Or Win it!!! The Hatchette Book Group has offered Two of my lucky readers a copy of Digital Photography Book.

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This giveaway will end on December 13th at 11:59 pm Est. The winners will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.
*Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule,which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests ,you will only receive one copy of the title(or set in case of grouped giveaways)in the mail from the Hatchette Book Group.*

**Disclosure: I received this book free of charge from the Hatchette Book Group for the purpose of this review. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.**

Saturday, November 19, 2011

BellyWashers,TummyTickler & TummyTickler Tots Review



BellyWashers for Children ages 5-10

~100% juice, fruit punch flavor(apple, pear and grape juices)
~No added sugars, flavors, colors, or preservatives
~8-oz. serving size (equal to one cup of fruit)
~Washable and reusable
~BPA-free
~Spill-proof and mess-free spout ( Perfect for on-the-go )
~Dishwasher safe
~Ergonomic Grip for small hands
~Select and Collect characters (like Disney Cars, Hello Kitty, Batman & More)

What's not to love?

Kids love these! Parents love these!! BellyWashers are a big hit in our home.
My son loves these... Now they have a Basketball top which I was informed he needs to take with him to basketball practice. (Which I don't mind, because they are reusable and I can fill the bottle with water ).
The cool characters get the kids hooked but parents love the fact that these drinks are made with 100% juice and healthy for the kids. These are great to pack in your child's lunches, for the car ride and they make perfect stocking stuffers!!!


TummyTickler For Children ages 3-5
~100% apple juice
~No added sugars, flavors, colors or preservatives
~Each 6-oz. serving size (equal to ¾ cup of fruit)
~Washable and reusable
~BPA-free
~Spill-proof and mess-free spout ( Perfect for on-the-go )
~Dishwasher safe
~Ergonomic Grip for small hands (perfect for a preschooler’s grip)
~Collectible characters (like TinkerBell, Bob the Builder, Mickey Mouse & More)

TummyTicklers are perfect for the preschoolers!! They are affordable, convenient and the just right size for the younger ones!



TummyTickler Tots for Children ages 1-3
~40% reduced sugar apple juice (pre-mixed with purified water)
~No added sugars, flavors, colors, or preservatives
~4-oz. serving size
~Washable and reusable
~BPA-free
~Spill-proof sippy spout (Perfect for the diaper bag )
~Dishwasher safe
~Bottle size and shape perfect for toddlers
~Collectible characters (like Winnie the Pooh, Thomas, Clifford the Big Red Dog & More)

These are great for the little ones! Moms love these for the convenience.(They are already diluted) They are perfect for introducing the little ones to juice. Collectible character toppers for an added bonus!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Carmex Skin Care Review and Giveaway

Giveaway Closed! Congrats Yona

For nearly 75 years, people have come to love the healing power of Carmex lip balms.
What Keeps your lips Healthy Now... Makes your skin Happy!! (New!)Carmex Skin Care is here...


The new Carmex Healing Lotion and Healing Cream use a patent-pending process made with rich healing ingredients to heal, moisturize and help repair even the driest, roughest skin.
The Healing Lotion is for everyday use, while the Healing Cream is intended for more intensive healing.


Carmex Healing Lotion
The 5.5-ounce Healing Lotion features aloe and vitamin E to moisturize, heal and protect skin from dryness. It has a light, pleasant scent and is formulated for daily healing and moisturizing.
I really like this new lotion. You can use this daily, apply anywhere your skin feels dry. I have been using this on my hands and it coats my skin going on so smooth. It leaves my hands feeling soft and I love that it absorbs fast so you don't get a greasy feel.

Carmex Healing Cream
The 4-ounce Healing Cream is a thicker, more concentrated formula that penetrates deep into the skin to help repair extremely dry, cracked skin. It features nine concentrated healing and moisturizing ingredients and can be used anywhere on the body. It is particularly effective on areas that typically get very dry, like the hands, feet, elbows and knees.
This is to be used on your driest skin, like my elbows and feet. I have been using this for about a week now, and really can notice a huge difference. This is concentrated, so alittle amount goes a long way. This is also non-greasy and I like the light clean scent it has. This has really helped to repair my dry skin and I love the price.

These Carmex Skin Care products can be purchased at Walgreens,CVS and Walmart for a suggested retail price of $5.99 each. These Carmex Healing Lotion and Healing Cream are great for yourself or give them as a Gift. The smaller size ones sell for $.99 and are great to keep in your purse. They would make great stocking stuffers too!!

Win it!!! One of my lucky readers is going to Win a Carmex Kit! . This kit contains: One 5.5 oz. Carmex® Healing Lotion, One 4 oz. Carmex® Healing Cream, One 1 oz. Carmex® Healing Lotion and One .75 oz. Carmex® Healing Cream.


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This giveaway will end on December 2nd at 11:59 pm Est. The winner will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.




*Disclosure: As a member of the Carmex Blog Squad, I received the same Carmex Kit that one of you are going to win, for the purposes of this review. This is my honest thougths and opinion.*

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gorton's "Any Way You Want It" Sweepstakes & Giveaway

I love seafood!!! With the variety of delicious products that Gorton's has to offer, providing your family with the healthy benefits of seafood is easy! I have no problem and it's easy and convenient to include seafood on my family’s plate twice a week as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate.gov.

One of my favorites is the Grilled Shrimp Classic.

•Large, tail-on shrimp
•Flame-grilled for the authentic taste of outdoor grilling
•Marinated with real herbs and spices for a delicious flavor
•Cooks in under 15 minutes on stovetop, in oven or microwave
•Only 110 calories and 1.5g of fat per serving
•Serve on its own, over rice or pasta, or on a salad


This Grilled Shrimp has alot of flavor. I took it out of the freezer and cooked it in the oven in about 12 minutes. (Quick Dinner!!) I have cooked these on top of the stove too and they always come out good. (Unless, you have seen the bag in the freezer, you would never know that it wasn't fresh.) It tasted like I just took it off the Grill. This is one of my families favorite Gorton's product. I have a hard time keeping it in the freezer,though.



Not Sure what to have for dinner? Check out Gorton's collection of recipes and find something delicious, healthy and ready in under 30 minutes.

Gorton's Gift Application for Facebook


Check out Gorton's on facebook and enter their "Any Way You Want It" Sweepstakes!
This sweepstakes ends December 2, 2011 and here’s the prizes up for grabs:

~ 1 Grand Prize Winner will receive a $5,000 VISA® gift card to spend Any Way You Want It…delivered just in time for the holidays!
~ Two runner-up winners will win a $500 VISA® gift card each!
~ In addition, Gorton’s will randomly select 800 lucky winners to win a custom Gorton’s dinner plate that will help you and your family remember to eat seafood twice a week.

Go ahead and enter the "Gorton's Any Way You Want It" Sweepstakes! You might be one of the lucky winners!

Win it!!! Three of my lucky readers can win a prize pack of 2 Free Gorton's product coupons and a Gorton's dinner plate!



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This giveaway will end on November 27th at 11:59 pm Est. The winners will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

**Disclosure- I received Coupons for free product for review purposes. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.**

Friday, November 11, 2011

Doodle Roll Review & Giveaway

Giveaway Closed. Congrats to Renee!
I'm a doodler. My kids love to doodle and now they can doodle anywhere and everywhere with the Doodle Roll.



Roll out the Fun!!! Doodle, draw, create with the Doodle Roll. This is an all -in-one paper and drawing kit. This portable roll'n go dispenser is great!! I love the ease in convenience and the portability. The Doodle Roll is the prefect size to take with you everywhere. Just grab it and go. Let the kids use their creativity and keep busy.

The Doodle Roll is perfect for the kids to use at home, or away. They can use it by themselves or with a sibling or friends. They can play games like Tic-tac-toe or write a story. It's great for kids to just doodle, draw and color pictures or practice writing their letters and numbers. The possibilities are endless.

This is an example of what my daughter made.


The Doodle Roll features:
~Portable Roll 'n Go Dispenser
~Convenient Crayon Storage Area
~Roll & Tear Edges
~Crayons and Paper
~15' to 30' of fun doodling paper
~Roll back into the package

So Roll out the fun and let your kids start doodling today. You will love the Doodle Roll. They make the perfect stocking stuffer or a great gift! It's a great idea for the kids to be creative and make a great travel activity.

Buy it! They are a great price!!

The Doodle Roll comes in two sizes: a 4" kit and a 6" kit.

The 4" Kit comes with 15'of drawing paper and 4 crayons in a portable roll n'go dispenser. MSRP $3.99

The 6" Kit comes with 30'of drawing paper and 8 crayons in a portable roll n'go dispenser. MSRP $5.99

The trial pack sells for $14.00.

Or Win it!!! One of my lucky readers will win the Doodle Roll

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*Disclosure: This is a MamaBuzz Media review. The product was provided by: Doodle Roll for this review, This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Members Mark 4X Probiotic Review

About two weeks ago, I had mentioned that I wanted to be Healthier and I was going to try out a new product.

I had visited Sam's Club and purchased Members Mark 4X Probiotic Digestive Care Supplements.







About Member´s Mark 4X Probiotic:
This product contains 4 strains of natural beneficial bacteria: Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium bifidum. When taken daily, this product will help support and maintain a healthy digestive system.

Age,bad diet, stress and other lifestyles can cause pain in your stomach and not be good for your immune system(at least that's what I've been told), so I am hoping that taking this product might help me to be more regular and avoid stomach discomfort.

So did it?

I'm not completely sure...

Taking this probiotic was pretty simple. I just took one pill daily. They are fairly large in size but easy to swallow with water. I did not have any taste issues as I didn't taste it while swallowing the pill or have any aftertaste.

They come in 2 Boxes, each with a 6 week supply. Each weekly pack is labeled with each day printed on them, so you know which days you took them. Again- Simple!

My results may vary from others. The first two days, I didn't notice anything. Then on days 3,4 and 5; I didn't have any stomach pains, but I did have to go to the bathroom more often. I almost was wondering if I wanted to continue using this product. I did continue on for another week, as I was suppose to try this product out for a full two weeks. It did make me more regular, but seemed to have given me more frequent visits to the bathroom. ( Which I guess is normal.) I don't get that bloated feeling as much and I think that is the results of taking this product. I'm not sure if I love this product and would purchase it again, but I do think that it is making me feel better overall. Everybody is different and if you take a probiotic, you might want to try out this product. It seems like a pretty reasonable price for a 12 week supply.



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Saturday, November 5, 2011

I love to Cozy up by the fireplace as the seasons change

Home is where the heart is!!! My Mom loves her home. She has lived in it all but 10 years of her life. She grew up in this house and when my Grandparent's decided to downsize and build a smaller home a few miles away, my Mom had to have the house she grew up in. It has many memories for her and us too.

My Parent's have a beautiful fireplace in their living room. This fireplace is also very sentimental. My Grandfather and his friend built this beautiful fireplace themselves, back in the day. The fireplace is beautiful to look at and when the weather starts to get cooler, it gets used quite often.

(Here's a picture of my Parent's standing in front of it)


As the season switches from Daylight Saving to Standard time, and the nights are getting longer, I love to sit and relax by the fireplace. The crackle of the fire and the warmth in the air justs gives you that cozy feeling.

As the Holiday's get closer, my Mom decorates the top of her fireplace with her Christmas Villages and it looks so festive. She hangs our stockings and it brings back those memories of us as kids, awaiting Santa and a gift. As we get older, we realize the gifts we have are a great family and getting to spend so much time together.

There is nothing like, just sitting and relaxing by the fireplace. We really enjoy it especially while it's cold and snowy outside and warm and cozy inside. There's just something about it!




Have a good story to share? You should enter Duraflame’s “1,000 Ways to Start Something Good Contest and you could win $5,000.

*Disclosure: This is my honest thoughts and opinion and I'm sharing this link in a blogger's contest in hopes to win Duraflame Stax to keep the fire burning in these changing seasons. *

Friday, November 4, 2011

Duraflame's 1000 Ways to Start Something Good Contest- Enter to Win!



As the nights get longer and winter begins to settle in, Duraflame is kicking off the holiday season with a Facebook contest to inspire fans to start something good in their homes and with the environment.

The “1,000 Ways to Start Something Good” Facebook contest recently launched and will run through February 29, 2012, with the Duraflame Facebook community voting to select two $5,000 winners.

“Our hope is that this contest will remind people that the spirit of the holiday season is about being with those you cherish and sharing good will,” said Crystal Wohle, brand manager of Duraflame, Inc. “We’re looking forward to the Duraflame community coming together and sharing how they start something good with their families, friends, and doing even the little things that improve our environment, inside and out.”

This contest invites people to submit a photo, video or story on Duraflame’s Facebook page that describes how they started something good in one of two categories:

· Good Experiences – Sharing a story about their perfect experience around the fire with friends, family or other loved ones.

· Good Environment – Sharing a story about how they did something good for the environment.

From here, people simply need to share their story, photo or video. Winners are selected based on votes on Duraflame’s Facebook page

Those interested in sharing a story, photo or video about how they start something good will need to do the following:

~“Like” Duraflame’s Facebook page
~Submit their best fireside experience or memory, or their most inspiring story of helping the environment to the contest tab on the Duraflame Facebook page.
~Entries can be a written story, video or photo.

The Facebook community will vote on the best entry in both the Good Experience and Good Environment categories. The submission with the most “Likes” in each category will win $5,000. The money can be used to create more memorable experiences or given to a favorite cause.



Enter to Win!!

ABOUT DURAFLAME:
Duraflame, Inc. is America 's firelog brand leader. Headquartered in Stockton , Calif. , Duraflame is a privately held, family-owned company that has been in the firelog business for more than 40 years. The company produces and distributes firelogs, fire starters, fireplace accessories, barbecue and outdoor products. More information about Duraflame and its complete product line can be found at www.duraflame.com.

Aerobie Skylighter Lighted Disc Review and Giveaway



Extend the fun of playing with an Aerobie flying disc into the night with the new Skylighter lighted disc. Its bright LEDs illuminate the clear center and the translucent colored rim to make the entire Skylighter appear bright in the night sky. With the patented Aerobie spoiler rim design, the Skylighter is easy for players of all skill levels to throw well. Its narrow profile and large 12 inch (30cm) diameter make the Skylighter fly far and straight.

As is the case with all Aerobie discs, the Skylighter has a rubber rim that provides a performance grip for strong throws and a soft edge to catch. Available in yellow, red, blue, and green. Ages 10 and up. Takes 2 lithium CR2032 3 volt batteries. The light module has an on/off switch. Quality made in the U.S.A.


Features:
Spectacular flights, day or night
Powerful LEDs light the entire transluscent disc
Amazing long and accurate flights
Large 12 inch diameter for unequaled stability
Cushioned rim for performance grip and soft catches
Long life, replaceable batteries
Made in the U.S.A.



This fall season, with it getting darker earlier, the kids can play outside longer with the Aerobie Skylighter Lighted Disc! My 10 year old son absolutely loves this! He said "it's the best flying disc I've ever had!" This is really Cool! It is even better than I thought it would be. This disk is easy to throw, going straight and pretty far. You can play with this in the daylight or dark and it provides hours of fun and exercise. Playing with this in the dark is really fun and cool as it provides some really cool light effects.

The Aerobie Skylighter Lighted Disc makes a great gift idea and retails for about $15. You can find retailers here and this sport toy can be purchased at Sports Authority and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Farm Rich Product Review and Giveaway

Giveaway now Closed! Congrats to Caryn!


Looking for a great snack, an appetizer or something for a quick dinner? Farm Rich has got you covered!

Here's The First of my Favorites!!



You may remember tasting your first cheese stick when you were a kid, probably while sitting around a table with your parents at one of your favorite restaurants. Now, you can introduce the wonders of cheese sticks to your own kids at home. In the process, you might even develop some sort of a cheese stick bond with them.

Cheese Sticks:
- Made with 100% real mozzarella cheese

- Breaded and seasoned to perfection
- Good source of calcium and protein

- 0g trans fat per serving
- Comes in 10 oz snack pack & 52 oz value pack

If you’re like us, you probably want to get the cheese sticks out of the bag and into your and your kids' mouths as quickly as possible. Just don’t forget to heat them up first. There are 3 quick and easy ways to do it: in the Microwave, the oven or deep fryer.

My husband and I love them just as much as our kids do! Of course, my favorite is cooking them in the deep fryer, they only take about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes and come out nice and crunchy. The breading was just the right amount. It wasn't thickly caked on and had a light flavor while the cheese inside was great tasting. I love to make these as an appetizer or as a side for dinner. They also make a great snack and the kids can cook them without any help in the microwave. We love them with a side of marinara sauce great for dunking.

My other favorite is the Mini Pizza Slices!



No matter how you slice it, pizza has always been, and still is, one of my favorite foods and my kids. But let’s be honest. A long, floppy slice can be a little too much for the average kid to handle. Not so with authentic pizzeria-style Farm Rich Mini Stuffed Pizza Slices. These little guys fit a kid’s mouth and hands perfectly, but taste great that adults love them too.

- Authentic pizzeria-style crust
- Made with 100% real mozzarella cheese
- Whole pepperoni slices
- Classic marinara sauce
- Good source of calcium and protein
- 0g trans fats per serving

They’ve taken care of rolling the dough, spreading the sauce, and stuffing them with cheese and pepperoni. The only thing you have to do is decide whether you want to pop them in the oven (or toaster oven) or the microwave. Either way, they’ll be ready in no time at all.

My favorite way to cook these are to put them in the microwave for a minute and stick them in the toaster oven for a few minutes and they come out nice and crispy. Otherwise, if I don't have as much time, they cook in the microwave in just 2 minutes or so. These are really good! They have a great flavor to them, with just the right amount of sauce,pepperoni and cheese. The only problem I have, is that they don't last long enough in my house. (LOL- wishing the kids and hubby didn't like them so I didn't have to share.)

These Farm Rich products are great to have in your freezer for that anytime snack!
They have many items to choose from to satisfy most of us. Get yours today at your favorite grocery store. Click here for a coupon on your next purchase.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Puppies Vs Babies Online Contest - Get your vote in!

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

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The Debate is on!!! 

Many of us think that Babies are really cute!!  We may also think that Puppies are Cute too, but which do you think will win the Puppies vs. Babies online contest ?

I'm going to pick... Either way, someone's not going to agree with me!

 I am going to pick Puppies!  Ok. I said it Puppies!! What's not to love about their cute little faces.

My niece is the cutest little baby! But, I have seen some babies that really are not cute!!  Sorry, if that offended You, but You may have been  the one who heard " You're Baby is So Big" ,that is because the person wanted to comment about your baby and didn't want to lie to you or not be polite.  Is that because she had only a face a Mother could love?

 Let's face it... Puppies are pretty darn cute!!  You keep seeing these TV commercials with the puppies on them.  That is because people love puppies!  They are so cute and  they get our attention. 

 Puppies vs. Babies, what's your pick?   

Get your votes in from now until November 23rd and get your say in who will be the top baby or puppy to win!  The winning puppy or baby will get $5,000. 

Make sure you vote.  Please share your pick in the comments. 

 

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Happy Birthday Connor & Gabe/ Happy Halloween


Happy Birthday to my "Monster" Connor and my nephew Gabe! It's hard to believe that they reached double digits!!!

Happy Halloween!!! Everyone be safe and Have fun Trick or Treating!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Natural House Probiotic Cleaners Review and Giveaway

As I'm learning about the benefits of probiotics, I found a great natural household cleaning product!

I am getting tired of having to use harsh chemicals to get a good cleaning! I really would like to use products that won't make my kids or pets sick, if they happen to get into them. I remember while my daughter was about 2 years old and she had gotten into my Mom's cupboard and starting sucking on her floor cleaner. I was so scared and had to call poison control. Things turned out ok but I was really worried. I don't want parents to have to go through that!

Natural House probiotic cleaning products brings you a revolutionary, new method of cleaning the most dirty areas of your home.
Their products use an eco-friendly cleaning method of probiotics that create a beneficial, odor eating ecosystem to naturally drive out and digest odors at their source. Natural House's plant-based ingredients are eco-friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable to naturally fight the toughest problems you face in your house.

Sinky and Flushy even break down and digest fats, oil, grease, and solid waste to ensure your disposal, pipes, drain lines or septic tank run smoothly.
These cleaners contain good probiotics which continue to scour, clean, consume odors, grime, grease, and germs, and they continue to do so until your next weekly treatment!

Check it out!!!


I had the opportunity to try out these products and love them!! They are easy to use, work great and smell good.



Flushy Probiotic Cleaning packet is a powerful toilet bowl cleaner + Drain and Septic Treatment in one. This professional strength formula cuts through stains, hard water and calcium deposits in the bowl. The probiotics continue to consume toilet paper and waste build up in the p-trap, drain and pipes, and maintains the health of your septic system.

I love that it's like getting two products in one with such an added bonus with breaking down the toilet paper and waste build up. Flushy works really good to clean the toilet bowl. It is so easy to use! Just toss one in and let the foaming action get to work!


Sinky Probiotic Cleaning packet breaks down grease and food scraps to help prevent clogs and slow drains. Used weekly, Sinky will scour your drain and disposal driving out odors at their source.
The action is in the foam! When using your Natural House products be sure and let it foam first to release the cleaning agents before going to the next step on the package directions.

This is so simple to use! I love the fresh smell my kitchen sink had after using this product. My sink drain seemed to be moving water and stuff alot quicker after using this.


Trashy Probiotic Cleaning removes odors at their source. Use trashy in your indoor or outdoor trash cans to dissolve odors, grease and food scraps.
This is a spray not a foaming action disposable pack. The spray has a minty scent and works great. Spray alittle each time you change your trash bag, or use more when needed.

The short and skinny of it is ... Natural House probiotic cleaners keep on cleaning long after you've stopped! The prices are great too! Each of these items can be purchased for $4.99 each on NaturalHouse.com
Or you can purchase Natural House on Amazon. This is a nice option for those who use Amazon perks like "Free Super Saver Shipping" or "Amazon Prime".

Win it!!! One of my lucky readers will win a 30 day supply of Flushy,Sinky and Trashy.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Xia- Xia Pets Review and Giveaway

From a far away land where the Carnivale runs all day, Xia-Xia are crazy crustaceans, who love to dance and play. Costumed in wild and wacky shell fashions, Xia-Xia love to change their shells for their festivities. Press their claw and the parade begins: Xia-Xia have a wacky Xia-Xia shuffle that is tons of fun to watch.


Xia-Xia Hermit Crabs by Cepia are the talk of the town. Xia-Xia (pronounced Shah-Shah) are little, silly crabs that love to dance and play. Xia-Xia's are available in four different colorful, collectible hermit crabs, each with their own personality. Collect them all and start your own parade. Check them out!!


Meet Trinidad: He is dazzling, bright orange and yellow swirled shell. Trinidad loves to dance. Press his claw and watch him skitter scatter in a fun parade!


Meet Bimini: With her pink polka-dot and stripped shell. Bimini loves to strut her stuff in different shell fashions!


Meet Tobago: He is rough-and-tumble blue exterior and happy grin. Tobago is always dancing to the Xia-Xia samba!


Meet Turks: She is sweet and bubbly. Turks has a red shell and girly pink bows, making her a cute companion!

“Xia-Xia are skitter-scattering, pitter-pattering, loveable, crazy crabs with shells and kooky friends to collect and trade.”

What's not to love? These are the newest, best pet to have! Kids love them! They are already on Toy's R Us Holiday Hot Toy list. Geared for ages 4 & Up, both girls and boys will love these. (Younger children would like them, but they come with a friend collectible which is really tiny and little ones could choke on them.)

Each Xia-Xia comes with 1 pet(hermit crab,) 1 shell, 1 small friend and 2 AG13(LR44)batteries. They sell for $12.99 each.

Just like real hermit crabs, Xia-Xia love to change shells, and now kids can dress them in tons of fabulous fashions. Xia-Xia shells come in a variety of patterns, styles, and colors. Each shell has two magical surprises inside to add to your Xia-Xia collection!

Whats Carnival without a costume? Xia-Xia hermit crabs already come with their own shell and special little friend, but they love to show off their shells for their island festivities. Kids can choose between a variety of different shells with different patterns, styles, and above all colors! 12 Additional shells come in candy-colors, and for an added surprise, each additional shell contains a bonus of two little friends! Xia-Xia's little friends are adorable miniature creatures that can ride on top of Xia-Xia, and they're super fun to collect and trade! Each crab shell is sold for $5.99.

Check it Out!!


Along with Xia-Xia Pets and shells, you can get play sets for them to play around in or hand out,for added fun. (Each is sold separate.)


Xia-Xia love to hang out in their own special Confetti Cottage, an adorable home for Xia-Xia, the Confetti Cottage even doubles as a carrying case, so kids can take Xia-Xia with them on the go!


Copacabana Playset is a perfect place for Xia-Xia to scurry and slide, this playset even connects with the Confetti Cottage so kids can build their own Xia-Xia world!

Rio de Trio Village Playset. With fun, colorful d├ęcor and a bonus of three rooms, Xia-Xia can skitter scatter back and forth through the set.

These Xia-Xia pets provide hours of fun. Skitter Scatter silly fun for all! Kids can use their imaginations and play alone or with siblings and friends. I love that these are so bright and colorful!

Check out my son with his favorite!


Since these are on Toy's R Us' Holiday Hot Toy list, they might be hard to find!! But... No Worries!
One of my lucky readers can win a Xia-Xia Pet and a Xia-Xia Shell.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Adding a Probiotic for better health~4X Probiotic Review Coming Up

I've been slacking lately in doing my exercises and good eating habits! But... the time has to come to change that! I want to be Healthier! I want to be have more energy, tone up, and feel good! I am looking at all over better health and I was given the opportunity to review a new product that I'm hoping will help!



I had to visit one of my favorite places,to buy this product! You guessed it... Sam's Club.




While shopping at Sam's Club, my son had to visit their "snack shack" to get a treat. He loves their Icees and Pretzels. This is one of his favorite things about going to Sam's Club besides trying all the samples, which I like too and looking around at their great products.


Onto, better health! I will be trying Members Mark 4X Probiotic Digestive Care Supplements. In approximately 2 weeks, I will give you my thoughts. I have never tried anything like this before so I am curious to see what it does and/or how it makes me feel.


What are Probiotics?

Simply put, probiotics are bacteria that help maintain a healthy digestive system. Probiotics contribute to a healthy microflora and support immune system function.


About Member´s Mark 4X Probiotic:
This product contains 4 strains of natural beneficial bacteria: Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium bifidum. When taken daily, this product will help support and maintain a healthy digestive system.

Age,bad diet, stress and other lifestyles can cause pain in your stomach and not be good for your immune system(at least that's what I've been told), so I am hoping that taking this product might help me to be more regular and avoid stomach discomfort.


Compare!!! I have never tried either product, but this is what it says.

Stay tuned for my review!



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