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Friday, December 23, 2016

Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven: Oven Convenience, Tiny Size!

Thanks to House Party, I was introduced to a new time saver, the Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven!

What does it do? Easier to say what it doesn't do, to be honest. It doesn't do windows. Okay, now onto what it DOES do.

Friday, December 16, 2016

3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Lights: Fandom Fun That Lights Up The Night!

We all love to get cool stuff for our kids, especially when it comes to their rooms. The drawback is when you open up the novel-length directions and ponder what you've gotten yourself in for. Enter 3DLIGHTFX.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Lights: Comic Style Fun For Your Room!

3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Lights are fun lights that look like they're coming right out of the wall, and included the "cracked wall" graphic for the full effect. Cool, eh? It gets better. They have a full range of comic book, super hero, Disney Princess, sports and car styles. Even Star Wars! (Fangirl squeal)

 They are battery operated and cool to the touch so you can place them any where in your kids' room. They're also the perfect editions to a den, family room, man's cave or office

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I received a product for review purposes. My opinions are my own.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Giveaway: Win a Pair of Comfy OOFOs, Hosted by Kupana Wahine's Corner!

kupana wahines corner disclaimer   

 Here in Hawaii we wear flip flops (Hawaiian tidbit: Flip Flops here are called "slippahs" this is what they are called by everyone) year round! I was excited when I received my pair of OOFOs to review and share my thoughts and opinions on our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide with you all. 

Ever wonder what it would feel like to have a cloud surrounding your feet? THAT my readers is exactly what a pair of OOFOs will make your feet feel! I have NEVER put on a pair of shoes on my feet that will ever compare to OOFOs!! And I do not think I EVER will! I got to bless my feet with a pair of their Women's OOriginal Sandal in the color Fuchsia (because I love the color Pink) 

They are made with their own "OOfoam" which is designed to absorb the impact of walking or even standing. They cradle your arches (and with arches like I have is something my feet needs) all at the same time lets you move naturally with tons of support. I LOVE these shoes! They make my feet ecstatically happy! I can not think of not one change that I would make to these shoes. Not one bad thing I can think about about them except I need more because they are available in 13 great colors. Here are the other colors they offer:
  • Aqua
  • Bermuda Blue
  • Black
  • Cranberry
  • Forrest Green
  • Lilac
  • Mocha
  • Navy
  • Periwrinkle
  • Seafoam
They have a color for all your favorites. Or at least one to match every outfit in your closet! They also have other styles other then the style I chose.
  • OOahh Sport Slide Sandal
  • OOriginal Sport Sandal
  • OOcloog Clog
  • OOcloog Luxe Clog
  • OOlala Sandal
  • OOlala Slide Sandal
  • OOahh Slide Sandal

They have a shoe to match anyone's style. They range from $44.95 to $59.95. Normally I would be way to cheap to spend this kind of money on one pair of shoes HOWEVER after putting them on my feet and wearing them around I WOULD pay this kind of money for OOFOs! I have NEVER worn a pair of shoes in all of my 42 years that is this comfortable for my flat arched feet! They are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned and probably will ever own! And just when you thought they were already a great company to buy from because they offer so many various styles and colors it gets better.
oofos project pink
OOFOs offer a line of shoes called Project Pink. When you purchase from this line, $10 of every pair that you buy will be donated to breast cancer research. What a reason to go ahead and buy a few pairs!

oofo project pink 

They have this style in Fuchsia and Black (this one has a pink ribbon on it). So even if you are not the girly girl type and does not wear or like the color Pink you can still support Project Pink by purchasing the Black pair! The Project Pink line also has multiple styles to offer as well. They also come in several Men's Styles.

men oofo

Husband also LOVES his OOFOS! He has the Men's Original OOFOs in Black.
mens original oofo
This is what he says about his "I love these shoes. I have NEVER owned such a comfortable pair of shoes in my life!" I can not rave enough about OOFOs! I am in so in love with these shoes. I will never go back to any other flip flop aka in Hawaii slippah ever again. They have clouded their way into my heart. In fact I will be extremely sad when I go back to my culinary classes in January and have to wear regular shoes every day and it will only give me after school and weekends for my feet to enjoy my OOFOs.


WAIT...they have other styles like the clog that I might be able to wear..hmm..I guess I will be purchasing me another pair of OOFO's for school!! Until then I know my feet will be comfortable as walk over 10K steps daily around campus this semester. These shoes will make a GREAT Holiday Gift for any person on your list! BUT make sure when crossing those special people off your list buy purchasing them the best pair of shoes they will ever own, do not forget about your self because after all the OOfoam will keep your feet comfortable and happy when out doing the rest of your holiday shopping. HAPPY FEET, HAPPY SHOPPER!

both oofo

Oh and one last thing... they even make them for Men as well.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

You Don't Have to Yell Back: Check It Before You Flame It.

I know, I know, this has been covered many times. It's a common idea, to post a list of dos and don't on internet etiquette, and manners, and all sorts of happy horse pucky. Because that's what it is. Horse pucky.

Etiquette? Really?

Etiquette implies that there's a pre-established set of rules that everyone knows about, but actively chooses to disregard. While there is a faction of folks like that, and we all know them as the lowly troll, I personally think they're in the minority. What makes up the rest of the group is:

1. The willfully ignorant. They have a good idea that what they're doing is not cool, but they don't really care. So they pull a Cartman, saying "Screw you guys, I do what I want". People attack them, and they fire back, feeling fully justified. You know the type. "I just speak my mind. I'm just honest and upfront. I don't sugercoat things." There is a difference between being honest and upfront and being a jerk, but they never learned it.

2. The actually ignorant. Lacking in social skills, they can't understand why every time they post, someone jumps all over them, and they are reactive rather than attempting to figure it out.

3. As I just found out today, language barriers. Even if you're speaking English to another person who's speaking English, you can take something completely out of context, and you may not even be wrong. 

I know what you think I mean...things like "I couldn't tell he was being sarcastic." While that is something else to consider, this isn't what I'm getting at in this example. I consider that to be common sense, and not worthy of note. I know, common sense isn't common, blah blah blah....we'll get to that later on.

 Here's what I mean. How a Brit words something could be taken as judgemental by an American, because they structure things differently in their phrasing. So that person you thought was being passive-aggressive could just be British. Seriously. I had this conversation. We all understand that there are terms that mean different things to Americans, but apparently what we consider a passive-aggressive dig in their case can simply be a declarative sentence.

Recognize the common factor here? An hint: it's not about them. It's about you.

People react to these folks as if they were the aforementioned troll. They respond in kind, because they have no idea why they're under fire, and drama ensues where it isn't necessary. So what's the solution?

Simple. Look for clarification. Ask them to further explain their position. Simply lurk and see what happens. In short, take a minute before you jump all over someone because you THINK you know what they're saying. Know what I'm sayin'? Clarity, my friend. It can save lives. Okay, maybe not, but it could lower blood pressures all over the internet, which is a nice thought. And if it turns out to be an actual troll, well...don't feed them.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Win a Brilliance Promise Ring Set, RV up to $1,000, via Dorky's Deals! (Closed by Sponsor's Request.)

 UPDATE: The sponsor is no longer running this giveaway.

When it comes to jewelry, there's winner and losers, but something special, like a promise ring, has to be a winner. And call me crazy, but this one is just gorgeous. And as for a winner, you can be one, and win a set for your very own!
Brilliance Promise Ring Set Giveaway
Sponsor: Brilliance
Prize: Set of Promise Rings (up to $1000 RV)

Brilliance, a leading diamond retailer, has a true passion for creating high-quality jewelry and providing top-notch customer service. Their expert gemologists handpick only the highest quality diamonds. Each piece is then crafted by artisans right here in the USA.

Shopping directly from Brilliance, as opposed to a jewelry store, cuts out the middleman. You are shopping from the very people who design and create the jewelry, not just those who put a price tag on it and sell it. This direct to consumer shopping experience is not only more transparent, but also saves you money by cutting out the middleman.

Brilliance offers a wide range of diamond jewelry, including stunning engagement rings, wedding rings, and promise rings. Promise rings are given as an expression of a promise two people have made with one another. While this could mean a promise of future marriage, it could also symbolize a promise of never-ending-love or of trust and companionship.
Enter below for a chance to win a set of promise rings from Brilliance. One lucky winner can select the set of promise rings of their choice worth up to $1000.

This giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18+, only and ends 10/31/16 at 11:59 PM EST.

Good luck!

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Hallmark 16 oz. "Celebrate Fall" Jar Candle Giveaway, Hosted by Life With Kathy!

Welcome to the Hallmark Jar Candle Giveaway
Sponsored by Hallmark
Hosted by Life With Kathy

This giveaway is for a 16 oz. jar candle of the scent "Celebrate Fall". The giveaway is open to the U.S. only. It will be open til 10/18. Good luck to everyone!


Disclosure: Life With Kathy and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. The giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. The winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn. I received this product in exchange for a review. The opinions are all 100% my own and may differ from yours.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

$20 Starbucks Giftcard Givaway, Hosted By How Was Your Day!

I love Starbucks. Everything Starbucks. From the Lemon Pound Cake to the cute iced coffee cups. Oddly enough, I'm not a fan of the pumpkin spice latte, but that's nothing personal, just my weirdness. Anyway, to get to the point...You can win a $20 Starbucks giftcard. 'Nuff said. Enter here!

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Win a SmartGames Game! Hosted by "Life With Kathy". #Giveaway (Closed)

Welcome to the SmartGames Giveaway
Sponsored by SmartGames
Hosted by Life With Kathy

This giveaway is for one SmartGames game. The winner will get to choose which game they would like based on availability. The giveaway is open to the U.S. only. It will run from 9/15-9-29. You can enter below for your chance to win. Good luck to everyone!

Disclosure: Life With Kathy and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. The giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. The winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn. I received this product in exchange for a review. The opinions are all 100% my own and may differ from yours.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Comfy Therafit Shoes: Win Your Own! Hosted by "Life With Kathy". #Giveaway (Closed)

Welcome to the Therafit Shoes Giveaway
Sponsored by Therafit Shoes
Hosted by Life With Kathy

This giveaway is for a pair of Gina Women's Oxford Therafit Shoes. They'll come in the exact same color and style as shown in the photo. This giveaway is open to the U.S. only. It will run from 9/14-9-28. You can enter below for your chance to win. Good luck to everyone.

Disclosure: Life With Kathy and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. The giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. The winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn. I received this product in exchange for a review. The opinions are all 100% my own and may differ from yours.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Primary Science Shining Stars Projector: A Portable Universe in Toy Form!

I love it when learning toys come in cheerful interfaces that inspire imagination. A perfect example is the Primary Science Shining Stars Projector.

It has a wonderful combination of tech fun with a retro design that is extremely kid-friendly and brings back memories from my own childhood. It's smooth, lightweight, and easy to carry.

Speaking of the design, it's very simple. You insert the disc in the front slot and push the button. It can sit on its base and act as a projector, or it can be picked up and moved around like a camera. My kids preferred the latter.

Because of that preference, we had ample opportunity to test the durability of the Projector, and I can attest that it handles being dropped on hard surfaces well.  I wouldn't use it as a hammer or anything, but it'll hold up to playtime nicely. The images are varied and keep things interesting, and it works in dim light, as well as darkness. If your kids are like mine and leave things on until the batteries die, never has an automatic shut-off. That means if they want to take it to bed with them (and that is quite probable), there's no need to check back in on it. Just be warned that the actual sleep part might take a bit longer than usual.

Want to see it in action? Here's a quick peek!

You can find this fun item here, and on other online retailers. It does require three AAA batteries, not included.

I received a free product for review purposes. My opinions and creative kids are my own.

Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Muffin Mix: Lose the Gluten, Keep The Nom!

So I'm a fan of both natural products and baked goods. Like, seriously. So when Moms Meet gave me the chance to try out Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Muffin Mix, I was excited about getting the best of both worlds.

First, let me just say this is a super easy mix to put together. You can add anything you want to it, and it mixes up in minutes.  Caveat: it does have a sweeter flavor, so that's the best way to go. So I got into creative mode. I started with a staple, and easy way to use up overripe bananas.

Sweet, tender, and flavorful, these were a huge, immediate hit. So time for another standard, blueberry.

I used frozen berries, and found that it increased baking time, but there weren't any other issues. So I decided to up my game and go for a cinnamon streusel. This was my personal favorite..I really felt the cinnamon flavor melded beautifully with the mix.

Simple process there...mix up a basic streusel, pour part of the batter in the cups, sprinkle some in, more batter, then a coating on top. Delicious.

The instructions say that you can use either oil or butter in the process. I tried both, and had great results each time. There wasn't a textural difference that I could discern, but I did get a slightly richer flavor using butter. It worked well with margarine as well, and with a dairy-free butter substitute, so it's pretty diverse. That's a plus, as the mix itself doesn't contain dairy, and is RS-ELISA gluten tested, which makes it very allergen-friendly.

Oh, and they taste AWESOME. No joke. Even my pickiest kid begged for more. They're sweet, but not overpowering, and work well with so many flavors. I went on to try chocolate chip and strawberry, and they were also a hit. The ease of the mix makes it a simple thing to whip up fresh homemade muffins on a whim. You gotta try these.

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I received products for review and sharing purposes. My opinions and happy kids are my own.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Canned Carrots and Baked Goods: It Can Happen.

We like to stock up for emergencies, everything from water to canned food.. In the process, we discovered two things.

1. Nobody in our house likes canned carrots.
2. Canned goods expire faster than you think.

I found myself with eight cans of carrots nearing that not-so-fresh feeling, and no takers. What to do.

Well, first, I pureed all of them, and drained it in cheesecloth, ending up with a texture similar to pumpkin.

I searched for recipes using cooked carrots, and found one for cookies, but that was it. I had already made that recipe, and wanted something new. After pondering, I figured it would be a fun experiment to swap it into a pumpkin bread recipe and see what happened. Carrot bread totally happened, a spiced, sweet taste treat.

Curious? Here's the recipe.

2 cups sugar
1 cups canola oil
4 eggs
2 cups carrot puree
3/4 cup water
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. table salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease loaf pans with butter or non-stick spray.
2. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat sugar and oil together until blended. Add eggs one at a time mixing after each addition. Add carrot puree and water and mix until blended.
3. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and allspice. Add to the mixer and mix only until just incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pans.
4. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes. The loaves are done when center springs back when touched.
Not bad, eh? But I still had a lot left, so I got more creative, and we have carrot bars. Sort of like a cross between cake and pie, with a tender texture and cinnamon-spice flavor.

I added a light vanilla glaze to pep it up a bit, but it's also very good plain. Try it for yourself the next time you find yourself with a plethora of carrots.


2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 cups mashed cooked carrots
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 13" X 9" pan.
2. Mix shortening, sugar, eggs, and carrots.
3. Blend in flour, baking powder and salt. Pour into pan.
4. Bake until center springs back when touched, 35 - 50 minutes. Cool and frost with vanilla glaze, or just enjoy.

Both were happily enjoyed by my family, particularly the "carrot cake", as my kids called it. I had requests for more, in fact.

So if you find yourself with a whole lot of canned carrots that your family barely gives the side-eye to, sneak them into some delicious baked goodies, and all will be well.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

BODYARMOR SuperDrink: Put The Happy Back in Hydration!

I consider sports drinks to be a necessary evil. Necessary, as in the simple fact that my teen and husband need more than water to hydrate, and evil, as in they are often less than enjoyable in the flavor arena. I also worry about the amount of artificial ingredients. Check the'll see what I mean.

But then I was introduced to BODYARMOR SuperDrink, and discovered that hydration time could be happy time.

First off, there's no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors. Yet it's still in all sorts of pretty hues. Nature rules!

They accomplish the hydration angle using electrolytes and coconut water, with natural flavors and sweeteners. It's even gluten free and kosher. My eldest, who is CRAZY heat sensitive, enjoyed it both for its sweet, fruity flavors and how it made her feel fabulous.

Sweet and fruity? You bet. I can't stand sports drinks myself, because it always seems to have that slightly salty aftertaste, or it's weakly flavored, or the artificial flavoring is glaringly obvious. I got NONE of that from BODYARMOR SuperDrink. It's good enough that I didn't even want to wait to get overheated to enjoy it. And for me, that is a serious rave. It's available in fruit punch, orange mango, strawberry banana, tropical punch, lemon lime, mixed berry, grape and blackout berry. My personal fave was the blackout reminds me of a blueberry slush.

For all that sweet, sweet joy, the stats are still decent...only 70 calories for an eight-ounce serving, and 18 grams of carbs.

Hit your level of want? You can find it at Wegman's and Target. Get a coupon here:

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Twitter: @drinkbodyarmor
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I received products for review purposes. My opinions and overactive taste buds are my own.

Friday, June 10, 2016

$100 Teleflora Father's Day Giveaway, Hosted by Growing Up Madison! (Closed)


To celebrate the fathers in our lives, Teleflora has a NEW Father’s Day bouquet that will surely be a hit with Dad’s this year. The Vintage Ford Pickup Bouquet by Teleflora. Celebrate dad's special day with this classic '48 Ford Pickup, bursting with a colorful bouquet of roses, lilies and mums. In bold blue, this hand-painted ceramic collectible is a one-of-a-kind gift he'll always treasure.

One lucky readers will have to chance to win a $100 Gift Code towards a bouquet or bouquets on Teleflora. Code will be delivered by email and expires on June 19th. Winner will have 48 hrs to respond to the winning email or prize will be forfeited. Good luck!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Win a $100 AMEX Card, Hosted by Mommy Needs a Bottle! #Giveaway (Closed)

 For the record, I LOVE that blog name. Just saying. Now for the real sitch...who couldn't use a hundred free bucks?

Want to have some spending money to stock up on your favorite diapers? Enter to win a $100 AMEX GIFT CARD Courtesy of IConnect and Luvs Diapers!   You can see the multiple ways to save on Luvs Diapers thanks to Mommy Needs a Bottle showing you your options, from coupons to rebate apps, and stacking savings! Luvs wants one lucky winner to receive a $100 AMEX gift card to be able to shop for essentials or stock up on diapers. Open to US Residents in the Continental United States aged 18 and up. Winner will be notified via email and need to reply back within (48) hours to claim prize or another winner may need to be selected. Come back daily to get extra entries for tweeting and the daily secret word!
Enter to win a $100 AMEX Gift Card, Ends 6/15 

This blog has not been compensated for promoting this giveaway and is not responsible for fulfillment, Prize will be sent from Sponsors IConnect and Luvs. If you would like more information on this giveaway please email Nichole at MommybyNurture(at)

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Not Just Another Cheesy Gift: Well, Maybe a Little.

Okay, so, we love cheese in my house. While we have a wide range of appreciation for the cheese itself, our tools for cutting the cheese (Snicker...sorry.) were less upscale. But guess what? There's this.

The cutting board, that's mine, and not included. But the beauty on top is the Laminas 5-Piece Stainless Steel Cheese Knives set, which includes a parmesan knife, spreader, fork, chisel and narrow plane. And yes, you need them to cut cheese. It makes it so much easier for all kinds of cheeses, from soft to hard. (Snicker. Sorry again.) You know how you never realize how much you needed something until you get it? That's the deal with cheese knives.

Pictured: a firm cheddar and a softer colby jack, both neatly cut. And as you see, the tools are attractive enough to leave out for active use, and have well-made, sharp blades. They're nice and sturdy...the handles have a nice weight to them, and feel great in the hand. These would make an excellent housewarming gift, especially paired with a nice bottle of wine.

I received a product for review purposes. My opinions and immature sense of humor are my own.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Hartz Dog and Cat Prize Pack Giveaway, Hosted by Gobble It Up Reviews! (Closed)

     Free For All received a sample to facilitate this review and giveaway all opinions are 100 percent my own no financial compensation was received.        

HARTZ Giveaway 1 Winner Will Receive A Hartz Cat and Dog Prize pack!

Be Sure To Read Gobble It Up Reviews Review Here and Free For Alls Review Here




Thursday, March 17, 2016

Springtime Play: Free, But Priceless!

There's a lot of pressure these days on parents, and a big factor is keeping kids entertained. When you're on a budget, you can't just trot off to an amusement park or party center. The good news? You don't need to do that to make kids happy, especially after winter finally drops its icy hold on your neighborhood.
Rediscover the joys of a simple trip to a local playground. My kids love a video game binge (and I admit to my shame that in the winter, that can be standard), but if I mention a trip to the park, it's as if said games didn't exist. If the sun is shining, they want to be in it, and the energy is spectacular.
It's the ideal time to meet new kids in our neighborhood, and reconnect. My son says it's so nice to get to be around so many kids, instead of just his little sister. She'd probably take offense at that, but I won't tell her.

I myself enjoy the fresh air, and watching them run around with wide grins and hearing shouts of "Mom, look at me!". A nice side effect is that they usually go to bed without argument after all that running, and sleep very well, which is a treat for any Mom.
 And all you need to do to get it is open your front door and step out into the sun. Nothing out of pocket, but the memories, fun, antics and enjoyment are beyond measure.

This post is sponsored by the Voice of Play.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Marvel Fine Art Giveaway, Hosted by Growing Up Madison!

If you love Marvel or comic book heroes, then you'll love Choice Collectibles Marvel Fine Art. The premier provider in authentic animation, out-of-print and limited edition fine art, Choice Collectibles supplies beautifully crafted rare pieces that, thanks to great partnerships, feature your favorite Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Warner Brothers characters, among many others. The full collection may be found at, but here is a featured piece from the Marvel Fine Art Program:

​Created by Marvel staff artists, ''Defenders'' is inspired by the famous live-action scene where the Avengers battle the villains in the city rubble. The Rubble Rousers crew features the characters: Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Captain America, Falcon, Nick Fury and Black Widow. This limited edition lithograph on paper is matted and ready to frame. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.

You get your chance to win you very own print. Winner will be randomly selected by PromoSimple and will have 48hrs to respond to the winning email. Failure to do so will mean forfeiting your prize and a new winner will be chosen. Prize is sponsored and will be delivered by Good luck!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Win a Little Scholar Tablet, Hosted by Growing Up Madison! #giveaway (Closed)

Hate having to hunt down your tablet, and constantly cleaning sticky fingerprints and crumbs off of it? Here's your chance to get the kids their own!
If you’re tired of your kids stealing the iPad, then Little Scholar is the perfect solution! Eight inches of educational fun, the tablet combines all of School Zone’s rewarding knowledge into one 21st century ‘anywhere teacher.’ Learning does not have to end when your kid leaves the classroom, and kids will not want to put this tablet down.

The Little Scholar Tablet is uniquely designed for children in preschool, kindergarten and first grade (ages 3 to 7). No Wi-Fi needed with this kid-safe learning environment! Pre-loaded with over 200 premium educational apps, e-books, videos, and songs in the curriculum areas of math, reading, spelling, science and more! Includes an easy grip protective bumper, front & rear facing camera, and the A+ Reporting app for parents. MSRP $129.99 ​

School Zone Publishing is offering one reader the chance to win a Little Scholar Tablet. Winner will be randomly selected and will have 48hrs to respond to the winning email. Failure to do so will mean forfeiting your prize and a new winner will be chosen. Prize will be fulfilled and delivered by School Zone Publishing. Good luck!

The Catit Bench Scratcher: A Cardboard Kitty Couch!

So I got the opportunity to test out the Catit Bench Scratcher though It's a corrugated cardboard bench style cat scratcher device, and includes catnip to convince kitty to give it a whirl. Did my cat go for it? Well, yes.

He started out using it as a perch, but then discovered how much fun it was to dig in his claws and go at it. You will get bits of cardboard falling off in the process, but it holds up surprisingly well, and Dagger here really can scratch. Since the introduction of his new "throne", there has been no scratching elsewhere, which is a huge relief. Nice, eh? Oh, and he finds it a comfy bed, too.

So it may be cardboard, but it is still mighty. Interested? You can find it HERE.

I received a product for review purposes. My opinions and silly cat are my own.

Monday, February 1, 2016

GIVEAWAY: Win a Valentine's Day Bouquet from Teleflora, Via Growing Up Madison! #WhatIsLove (Closed)

Win your choice of bouquet, and have one less Valentine's Day worry! Or keep it for one's looking.

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, and it’s not always easy to find the perfect gift for everyone in your life but Teleflora has you covered with the freshest blooms for your best friend, coworker, spouse or parent.

All of Teleflora’s bouquets are hand-arranged and hand-delivered by a local florist so they arrive looking beautiful for that special someone to enjoy! As Teleflora’s Valentine’s Day gift to America, the all-new, FREE “Love Note Concierge” (1-844-IT-IS-LOVE) debuts on February 3rd – 12th just in time for Valentine’s Day. It can be a struggle to pen that very personal, special and important accompanying note with a bouquet.

For more than 80 years, Teleflora, the world’s leading flower delivery service, has delivered flowers to millions of Valentines across America. Every year, while ordering beautiful bouquets gets easier, consumers struggle to craft that personal, special and important accompanying note! Now, thanks to the talented, thoughtful team at Teleflora’s “Love Note Concierge,” writing the perfect sentiment is easier than ever with a personal coach to help you express everything you want to say to your loved one. And there’s no charge, no purchase, no strings, just words of love!

Teleflora’s Pair of Hearts Bouquet
For your soul mate, the symbolism of these two perfect connecting hearts wrapped around this glistening hand-glazed ceramic vase is the perfect match. Celebrate your Valentine with this gorgeous bouquet filled with red roses, red carnations and white alstroemeria that is ideal for expressing your heartfelt love and appreciation.

Teleflora’s Wrapped with Passion Bouquet
The ultimate in Valentine’s Day luxury, WOW your love with dramatic long-stemmed roses and fragrant pink stargazer lilies that is gorgeously arranged in a graceful hand blown Italian, art glass-inspired vase with a sparkling, hand-applied glass ribbon. Your thought and emotions are sure to win their heart!

Teleflora’s Lovely Hearts Bouquet
Playful and sweet for mother, daughter or friend, dazzle and delight with this cheerful 2-in-1 floral gift. Cheerful peach, pink and red spray roses bountifully flutter amongst hand-painted watercolor hearts that dance across this oversized food-safe mug that is sure to deliver long-lasting enjoyment.

Teleflora’s Best Friends Forever Bouquet
Share memories, a hug and a smile with your bestie or budding romance with this thoughtful bouquet bursting with stunning red and white roses, miniature carnations, and cushion spray chrysanthemums that is hand-delivered in a glazed ceramic collectible vase with hand-applied heart detail.

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