Sunday, December 7, 2014

What You Need To Know About Where To Enter And How To Win Giveaways

I enter a lot of giveaways and yes I have won lots of times.  Yes you could win too. There are so many terrific ones going on right now and so I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the best places to start.
The Contest Corner has some great articles that are very helpful to read and so I thought it would be best to start you off with that link.
Blog Giveaways and how they work and who should enter

 But here are some great links to current giveaways going on all over right now for all kinds of fantastic prizes.
Airplanes and Dragons
Pawsitive Living 
Tightwad low entry ending this week

low entry link up at SockmonkeySweeps
Canadian friendly Giveaways 
Facebook group

Online-Sweeps

Giveaway Scout

Dinky Linky Grandma Sez

Sweepstakes Advantage

Sweeties Sweepstakes

A linky list of giveaways

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Cats Encounter Bats

This is a delightful story that will bring a smile to any face. This is the 3rd book of Christmas Cats adventures. The Christmas Cats wear silly hats and the story is fun to read because of the Seuss-like rhyming in the stories which I adore to this day. I grew up read all those fun books and so I totally enjoyed everything about this book.
The colorful art work is so appealing and every page of it is fun to look at because of the strings of Christmas light which are used to frame in each page.
I recently read this to my 5 year old grandson. He listened very attentively and with a wide smile as I read each page. I could tell he enjoyed the writing style. He adlibbed with his own rhymes and as the book went along I thought perhaps it was written in a way to encouraged kids to participate. Dominic certainly got a kick out of adding his own rhyming words. When the last page was read, his immediate response was “read it again Grandma!”  That's what a good book is all about!

 The author, Constance Corcoran Wilson has written 2 other Christmas Cat books.

  • Book One, The Christmas Cats In Silly Hats
  • Book Two, The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats

This charming book is Book Three, The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats
You can check her out on her Amazon profile  She's a fantastic author and a wonderful lady as well.
Book Two was recently named by the Chicago Writers Association as one of the 7 Best Books of 2014 by a Chicago author.     The art is by Gary McCluskey.
 www.ConnieCWilson.com
www.TheXmasCats.com


Argan Oil 100% Pure Certified Organic Miracle In A Bottle

Argan Oil is an amazing product for sure and I'll tell you why that is.   It has helped my hair so much in the summer and it has helped to keep it from being sun damaged because I do spend a lot of time out doors when the weather permits.   But lately I have had way too much static electricity and flyaway hair.


Several friends have shared that they are using Argan oil to tame their hair. When I was offered a chance to try this brand I went for it.
So yes I have tried other brands of Argan oil but this one is different and here's why.
Sometimes trying to tame it can leave my hair feeling greasy and  I do not  like having oily hair at all and the other products I've tried seem to be heavier on my hair. I don't mind so much in the summer because I'm also in the water a lot and need protection from the sun. but not true at this time of year. I can't have oily hair and that's what happens when I use other brands. Too weighed down and oily feeling. But not so with VoilaVe.
I have also had fantastic results on my hands!    I have had sandpaper hands over the past month and have resorted to anything and everything I could think of.    My hands have been so dry and gritty feeling and  felt  just awful.   Although I had been trying all kinds of products that had helped in the past,  I  had not gotten much relief despite a month of  trying stuff  like pure shea butter and also rosehip oil and even vaseline until the Argan oil arrived that is.    I was using it for my hair and then I realized how much better my hands were in just 2 days.   Now  I love using this on my skin because I don't end up too greasy and it absorbs pretty quickly.  I have been using this before bed on my hands and feet and after showering and on my body and hair with fantastic results.   A small amount goes far too.  This is my new winter favorite!  It works for everything.   It has helped so much on my hands and nails that I don't need to use the other products that I was using.   I also want to add that the applicator top works out very well for me.  It is easier to use than other brands because I can apply with one hand if needed and don't have to worry about using too much or spilling.   It really helps make this product easier to apply.  I have long hair and using this on it has helped so much in several ways,  it is shinier, less flyaway and looks much smoother and healthier.  Not  one bit oily after use or  even heavier in any way.  I do have sensitive skin and I'm over 50 which means my skin needs a little more TLC and less additives in skin products.  I also like the fact that my nails aren't dry after using it too.  Winter can be so hard on my skin.   I hope my honest opinion will help.  I received this product in exchange for my honest review.   It has not indebted me in any way in my review of it.

You can find it here on Amazon.



Monday, November 17, 2014

Anthem #wheretowatch

This anthemic video from the film and television industry reminds us how Movies and TV shows bring us together. What we watch doesn't just entertain us, it inspires and moves us. It's the show that gave you the chills. 

It's the scene that left you crying from laughing so hard.  The movie you watch when you are having a bad day.  The things that drive you to be fearless.  Make you get up and dance.  The movie that makes you ask, "what would Ferris do?"  Where the underdogs always come back on top.  The storylines that redefine your own life experience.  What we watch doesn't just entertain us.  It changes us, helps us believe, and overcome any challenge life throws our way.  This is the anthem that runs through the core of WhereToWatch.com. Visit the site and find the content you already love

Nordic Natural Omega 3 for Pets Review and Giveaway #PawsForACause


Buy One Bottle. Help Two Heroes.
Today's veterans frequently return from active duty with neurological and physical disabilities that make navigating daily life extremely challenging. Every day, 22 veteran suicides are reported. Meanwhile, in animal shelters across the country, 1.2 million dogs are euthanized every year.
From October through December, join Nordic Naturals as we support non-profit Paws for Veterans in the "Buy One Bottle. Help Two Heroes." initiative. Every time you purchase a qualifying product, you will be helping Paws for Veterans, an organization that delivers life-saving support to both combat-wounded veterans and shelter dogs that would otherwise be euthanized.

About Paws for Veterans



Nordic Naturals was inspired to launch their Nordic Pet® Collection to provide dog and cat companions with the same exceptional quality oils they produce for humans, so they too can experience the benefits of  fish oils.
I have been giving my 8 year old Border Collie Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet for Medium to Large Breed Dogs  for the past 3 weeks and I can honestly tell you with out a doubt that her overall health has improved. Also that she has loved having this added to her food daily.  I am extremely pleased to know that Nordic Naturals does not include rosemary oil or flavorings, which are contained in our human products, in order to ensure safety for pets.  I  didn't realize that before.
Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet for Medium to Large Breed Dogs is an excellent source of the omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA. It is an essential supplement to promote optimal pet health and wellness at home. Their pure omega-3 oil is derived exclusively from wild anchovies and sardines from the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru. In 2008, the sustainability of these Peruvian fisheries was ranked as number one in the world.   Please use only their pet products for dogs and cats.

I have been taking Ultimate Omega  every day.  What I like about it is that it is double-strength EPA+DHA for increased omega-3 benefits in fewer soft gels.

The omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) found in fish oil help support:
• Cellular health
• Immune system health
• Skin and coat health
• Joint health
• Heart health
• Brain development and maintenance
• Eye development and maintenance

  You can check them out here. Nordic Naturals

Nordic Naturals has generously provided me with their product and will also provide the winner as well.    Thank you Nordic Naturals! 

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.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside So Better Get Your Free Baby Leggings Here 5 FREE Pairs $50.00 value

This is a no brainer. These leggings are in all colors. Keep those babies legs warm!
We want to give you a promo code for 5 free baby leggings (a $50 value) with 70+ Styles!



Click on "Shop Now" and select any 5 baby leggings you like!

Once you have made your selection, you'll automatically be directed to the shopping bag. Enter the promo code "ENBABY" and we will deduct 100% off the cost of your selected baby leggings☺ - all you pay are the SP&S fees!

Remember: the promo code is "ENBABY" and you can use it more

than once just open a new browser window each time you do.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Holiday Specs Review and Giveaway


Let me tell you about Holiday Specs.
This is one of those products that you really need to experience!  These would make a terrific gift for all ages not just children. I know this is true because everyone loves these glasses!
I have been taking these around to show my family and friends in order to see their reaction. The age ranges of everyone that has been able to check these out with me is between ages 5 to 65. What  I can tell you is that everyone that tried these Holiday Specs has LOVED them!

Here are some of their comments:
"Wow!"
"I've never seen anything like this."
"How did they do this?"
"Very unique!"
"I love them!!!"
"These are amazing!"
"I want these!"
They are available in 10 designs which means there are 10 different lenses, Elf,  Santa face,  Gingerbread man,  Reindeer head,  Christmas Star,  Fluttering Angels,  Snowflake,  Candy Cane,  Snowman, Ornament. I think they are all incredible but the Fluttering Angels actually do flutter. They appear to be flying!  They are adorable to look at too. But so are the Santa's and the Reindeer's and the Gingerbread boys are sweet!   I just love them all so much!
Most everyone (adults) liked the idea of the paper glasses better than the plastic ones just for the fact that the paper ones had so many different designs and the cost for each would be cheaper.  The kids all liked viewing with the plastic ones better.   I'm going to give everyone reading this a chance to see for themselves!  Please  make sure you leave a comment below!  I have had to disqualify people when they forget to do so and I feel bad about that so please be sure and comment!

The winner will receive:
 20 assorted designs of Paper Glasses (thin but sturdy coated cardboard)
and 5 Plastic Viewers with Christmas designs 
A $50.00 value!

Seeing is Believing! Holiday Specs™ instantly transform Christmas lights, fireworks, candles or any bright point of light into magical messages. Our holographic lenses bend the light creating magical illusions. Each glass is colorfully printed complete with easy to read directions. With more than 10 million sold at retail, people of all ages have witnessed this mysterious phenomenon all over the globe.
  Holiday Specs™ amazing holographic glasses are great for party favors, greeting cards, teacher/student gifts, package decorations, holiday gifts, holiday light displays, corporate gift giving or fundraising.
I'm delighted to be able to have this giveaway on my blog and I just want everyone to know to leave a comment and tell me who you are going to share this prize with if you win.  Comment with your answer and come back and tweet everyday for a daily entry. 
Good Luck!
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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, November 4, 2014

Number One Probiotic Review


What are probiotics?

 Probiotics are good bacteria who perform a very important role in our digestive, metabolic and immune systems. They produce enzymes that break down the food we eat, regulate vitamins intake and convert sugars to the essential nutrients our bodies need.
Let me tell you a bit about why I am so pleased with Number One Probiotics.
I have too much acid in my stomach (GERDS)  and have had so many problems with heartburn and also having severe stomach inflammation.  I have been taking 2 of these every day for about 2 weeks and I have finally had some relief. I'm still going to be continuing my prescribed medications at this time but in addition to them, I was also taking 2 more over the counter medications one I took several times a day and the other I was taking twice a day (with no relief) along with the prescribed pills that I was also taking twice a day. After a couple of days I stopped taking both over the counter pills, an antacid along with a histamine-2 blocker. The pain that has made me feel so uncomfortable and frustrated is almost totally gone. I haven't felt this good for sometime. My doctor told me to keep taking the probiotic, he didn't have to tell me twice.



Doctors everywhere say probiotics are "Essential" to the body. Many will even say that taking probiotics in pill form ensures that you consume the right probiotic strains and the right recommended dosage. Taking probiotic pills saves you from consuming excess dairy and sugar, which are present in many probiotic foods.
I have been eating yogurt for years but lately I am watching my weight and so for me that means that taking probiotics in pill form assures me of having the right amount of good bacteria that I know that my body needs in order for me to feel good and stay healthy.
 Did you know that the GI tract is responsible for 80% of the immune system`s health? When we improve the digestive function we are also giving a great BOOST to the IMMUNE SYSTEM. Fighting off the bad bacteria present in the GI tract will also help the body to fight off INFECTIONS. Bringing balance to the Intestinal flora will also alleviate digestive discomfort, inflammation and BLOATING.
Here is what the company says about their guarantee. You just can't afford to not give this product a try.

 ENJOY AN UNPRECEDENTED 200% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - I am SO confident you're going to love your #1 Probiotics that I have decided to add an unbeatable double guarantee! If, AT ANY POINT IN TIME, you decide you are not fully satisfied with your #1 Probiotcs, simply let me know and I will refund every penny of your purchase. On top of that, I will also send you a brand new bottle free of charge! No questions asked.
Go ahead and check it out here  Available on Amazon
You can find out more about Number One Products here. Number One Nutrition

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.