Saturday, March 31, 2012

Grace & Lace: Spring Striped Scarf {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

As a huge fan of Etsy, I run across a ton of awesome shops.  However, none have left me wanting EVERY. SINGLE. THING. in it like Grace & Lace did!  You just have to check out their boot socks and legwarmers. 

It's no secret.  This shop is gorgeous!

Aren't you loving the Spring Striped Scarf on the model above?  I received this in light grey/black.  I can't say enough positive things about this lacey beauty.

This triangle scarf sits so well on your neck, doesn't feel heavy at all and is the perfect accessory for spring.  The fabric is ultra lightweight, almost sheer with a hint of sparkle.  The bottom trim is a gorgeous scalloped black venise lace and cotton eyelet trip around the top.  

This handmade scarf is made with love, and all edges are serged for a professional finish with no fraying.

I want all the colors offered!  Just look at all of the beautiful options.

Giveaway Time:  Grace & Lace is graciously giving one of their lovely Spring Striped Scarves to one lucky reader!

ONE entrant per household/IP address - We will not tolerate cheating using multiple email addresses under one IP address. You will be disqualified

You must complete the Mandatory Entry first, and then you may complete any of the optional entry options for more ways to win! 

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Friday, March 30, 2012

etnies: Action Sports Footwear & Apparel

I am always impressed with the quality and style etnies has to offer.  This action sports footwear and apparel company always has the latest and greatest in fashion.

The Sadie 3 Pullover is a wonderful sweatshirt with a longer length and really cute button detailing at the neckline.

This is made from 65% cotton, 35% polyester, has a nice weight to it and features an embroidered etnies applique on the front.  

Mornings are still chilly here, and this heather grey sweatshirt has definitely come in handy.  It will also be great for cooler spring nights.

I can't believe it's shorts season already!  etnies offers some really great plaid shorts in three different lengths.  The Enchanted style above is the shortest of them all with a hot pink, white and black plaid pattern.  Love this!

If you prefer a lower rise, these shorts are for you.  They sit very low on the waist.  

And what spring outfit is complete without a comfy pair of flats!  The Circe is a wonderful canvas flat with wrap detailing at the toe and fun, colorful patterned fabric lining.  Just slip these on, and you're good to go!

Get the Circe in a variety of colors - dark navy, purple, red, silver, white/pink pattern, black, black/white pattern, and blue/white stripes.

etnies offers clothing and shoes for men, women, and kids.  Head on over to start shopping today!

Complimentary product was provided to me from etnies for this review.  All opinions are my own. 

Keds: Spring '12 Collection

I fondly remember Keds as a kid.  This classic shoe company offers so much more than just The Original Champion style I owned.  Their new spring styles are fabulous.  I can't wait to share them with you!

Did you know?

In 1916, Keds created the original sneaker - or as they like to say, the first ever "feel-like-everyday's-a-Saturday" shoe.  But that was a bit of a instead they called it the Champion.

Ring a bell?

Now you can get The Original Champion in a variety of hot colors, patterns, organic styles, etc.  Whether you're looking for some funky leopard print or a classic solid color, you'll find the right shoe for you! 

My daughter simply adores her new zebra sneakers.  The Keds Melody is so sassy and cute!  We're loving the hot pink accents and fun zebra print.  My daughter tells me they are very comfortable, and she loves to sport these around school.  She owns a lot of shoes, but these are the ones she grabs the most.  I can definitely see why!

Keds knows how to take care of us ladies!  I am so smitten with their spring collection.  Isn't the Too Cute Crochet style sweet?  I love the classic black I received, but the fun bright colors below are awesome.  

This slip-on style feels like a flat with the comfort of a sneaker.  The cotton crochet upper allows your feet to breathe and stay cool.  The flexible, textured rubber sole keeps your feet comfortable throughout the day.

Here's my favorite shoe - the Champion Jute Slip On.  I'm going to wear these shoes soooo much this season.  They extremely comfortable and will compliment many outfits.

Take a look at the other available colors.  Lovin' the stripes and beachy feel!

The attractive bracelet jute wrap and linen upper are great.  The twill lining is soft and breathable.  These shoes also feature a very comfortable, flexible and textured rubber sole to keep your dogs from barking.

Visit Keds to start shopping for the spring.  Your feet will thank you!

Don't forget the man in your life.  Keds offers a nice variety of shoes for men too.

Complimentary product was provided to me from Keds for this review.  All opinions are my own. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rockport: Stylish flats for the spring

I live in flats.  I have many pairs that take me from casual to dressy.  I always look for unique styles that will spice up my wardrobe and add life to my outfits.

The versatile Ashika Knot Tie Flats from Rockport does just that!  These wonderful flats can be dressed up or down.  I'm really loving the golden rod/cream color below.  What a great way to incorporate a hint of yellow into an outfit.  Pops of color like this are so hot for the spring!

The full grain leather Ashika flats feature adiPRENE by adidas.  Highly shock absorbing cushioning protects the heel at impact.  The resilient forefront cushioning provides a responsive, dynamic push-off.

Luckily, my husband and I have experienced the quality Rockport has to offer.  Their unbelievable line of shoes feel so good.   Rockport is known for style made comfortable.

While other flats lack cushioning, Rockport's flats surround your feet with comfort.  The adiPRENE technology is just one reason why Rockport shoes stand out from the rest.  After a long day on your feet, this special cushioning really saves the day.

I was sent another style in the Ashika Collection.  These cobblestone grey leather flats are so sophisticated and chic.  They did not disappoint, and I have received numerous compliments on them.  I love the soft, patterned leather and silver detailing on the tassels.

You can purchase these flats from OnlineShoes here.

Be sure to check out all of the women's flats Rockport has to offer.  I have my eye on the Faye Ballet.  What great colors!

Complimentary product was provided to me from Rockport for this review.  All opinions are my own. 

Van de Kamp's: New ParchmentBake Tilapia

I make sure my family eats right.  Sure, we eat occasional sweets, but it's all about balance and portion control.  Eating healthy, nutritious food is our way of life.

I would love to add more seafood in our diets so I was excited to try the new ParchmentBake Tilapia from Van de Kamp's.  These new products bake moist and flaky inside the parchment bag.  Prep has never been easier!  Once out of the oven, all I had to do was open the bag and serve.  These 100% whole fillets taste delicious.

I tried two flavors that I paired with a side of vegetables and rice.  The Classic Grilled flavor was my favorite.  The fish was so flavorful and moist.

Contains 80 calories per fillet and 0 grams of fat.

The Lemon Pepper flavor was great, too.  This flavor is not as bold as the Classic Grilled, but the light taste of lemon is so fresh and light.

Contains 70 calories per fillet and 0 grams of fat.

I will definitely be purchasing more of these ParchmentBake products from Van de Kamp's.  It's a great way to incorporate the healthy benefits of seafood in your diet, and it's a cinch to prepare!

Visit Van de Kamp's today to get your $1 OFF coupon!

Complimentary product was provided to me from Van de Kamp's for this review.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Shoulder Buddies: Friends you can wear

My daughter cannot get enough of these cute little friends from Shoulder Buddies.  She wears hers everywhere!

This imaginative company was created by one creative family.  Kids love them!

Each character has a positive life message from friendship to fire safety.  What a great way to encourage children everywhere to dream big and reach for the stars.

Shoulder Buddies come with a magical magnetic coin that you place under clothing, etc.  Wear it on your shirt, hat, sleeve, hair, and more!

Click here to view their collections.  There are so many "Smarts" to choose from.

Shoulder Buddies can be ordered through their website and found in stores near you.  Click here to locate a store in your area.

With any purchase of three of more, you will receive FREE SHIPPING!

Complimentary product was provided to me from Shoulder Buddies for this review.  All opinions are my own.

Shellyka: Handmade designs for babies and children's room

As soon as I laid eyes on, Shellyka, I fell instantly in love.  This Etsy shop is right up my alley.  Cute, whimsical, and fun!  

Shellyka offers a wide variety of hand painted clocks.  This unique butter cream yellow bird clock measures 12" x 12" x 1" and would look great anywhere in your home.

The children's artwork display hangers are darling.  Don't you just love these turtles?!

These colorful and fun hangers are painted with safe acrylic paints.  You will receive five matching wood art clips, 66" of wax twine and two painted figures with a hole for a nail.

Artwork has never looked so cute!

Visit Shellyka to see all of the different styles to match your decor.

DISCOUNT TIME:  Right now you can take 10% off your order with the code:  MONKEY10

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Congratulations to the following giveaway winners:

Moonjar - Hoa L. #11

Zillionz - Melissa P. #82

**All winners have been notifed through email. Please check your junk/spam folder! If no response is received within 2 days, a new winner will be chosen. is used to determine all winners.

Framous: Facebook Collage {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

Check this out!  You can make an instant collage of you and your friends with just one click!

Framous instantly creates an awesome personalized collage using your photos from Facebook.  You can share if for FREE or purchase it framed.

The process is very simple.

First Select a Layout with over 33 new layout colors.

Next, Select Photos.  Framous will do the work for you by filling your collage with your most "liked" photos.  You can customize your collage by dragging and dropping your favorite photos into the frame.

Choose from any of your Facebook photos or even your friends' photos!  You can choose photos from your tagged photos, photo albums, your friends' tagged photos and your friends' photo albums.

If you choose to frame your collage, the frame measures 18" x 12".

Create a collage for weddings, birthdays, vacations, holidays, school year memories, graduation, new baby, retirement, anniversaries, and more!

Giveaway Time:  Framous is generously giving one lucky reader their very own collage!

ONE entrant per household/IP address - We will not tolerate cheating using multiple email addresses under one IP address. You will be disqualified

You must complete the Mandatory Entry first, and then you may complete any of the optional entry options for more ways to win!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Locally Grown Clothing Co.

Locally Grown Clothing Co. embraces the movement towards the comeback of Farmers' Markets, the growth of organic products, and the awakening of local agriculture across the country.

This company supports local businesses and wants to empower us all to make educated decisions on what we wear, what we buy, and the food we put into our bodies.  

As a mother who supports local and organic products, I appreciate what this company is doing to make us aware of what we can do to support our community.

We need more companies like this in the world. 

We were sent some great shirts from Locally Grown Clothing Co.  My husband loves his California State Bear Tee.  He proudly sports this all around town and is constantly telling me how comfortable and soft it is.

This style is available for men, women, kids and infants in a variety of colors.  Find your state here.

My daughter loves her Sweet As Honey Tee.  This shirt is super soft, adorably cute and screams summer!

Visit Locally Grown Clothing Co. to see more and to help spread the word.

Complimentary product was provided to me from Locally Grown Co. for this review.  All opinions are my own. 

Kiss My Face: Cardamon Mint Shower Gel

Kiss My Face offers a super selection of shower and bath gels.  They create a rich lather that leaves your skin feeling baby soft.  They're so good for you because they contain aloe vera for healing and soothing, lavender for refreshing the skin, and olive oil to moisturize various skin types.

I received their Cardamon Mint Bath and Shower Gel.  This refreshing gel revives and replenishes with its combination of mint and tension-taming cardamon.  The natural plant based cleansers, olive oil and aloe leave my skin feeling fabulous.

I absolutely love the smell of fresh mint in the morning.  I feel like I'm at the spa and leave my shower relaxed and ready to take on the day ahead!

These organic shower gels are available at Whole Foods and

Complimentary product was provided to me from Kiss My Face for this review.  All opinions are my own. 

Burt's Bees: gud

If you're a fan of Burt's Bees like I am, then you'll love their new line of natural products, gud.

These new sweet smelling products are made without parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals or sodium lauryl sufate.  With 97% natural ingredients, you feel good knowing that what you're using on your body is safe for you and your family.

Plus, did I mention they smell amazing?!?

I received the scent, Paranormal Activity, which is only available at Target stores nationwide.  It's a magical blend of pear and acai berry.  It really awakens the senses and leaves your skin smelling oh-so good!

Visit Target today to find Paranormal Activity products.  You can also purchase gud on their website here.

Complimentary product was provided to me from gud for this review.  All opinions are my own. 

Rubbermaid: 2-in-1 Recycler {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

The NEW 2-in-1 Recycler from Rubbermaid is so user-friendly!  Now we have a convenient place for trash and recyclables.  It's never been easier!

The bottom bin portion tilts out to hold a standard 8 gallon trash bag with LinerLock.  This keeps your bag in place and won't slip.

This handy 2-in-1 Recycler features an all in one design.  It keeps recyclables off your counter by giving them a place to live in your kitchen.  

You'll save space, too!  25% less floor space is used compared to typical divided containers.  

There are convenient handles on the top and bottom bin for you to easily transport your recyclables for pick-up or to your local recycler.

This 2-in-1 Recycler is made from recycled materials and is recyclable.

We encourage my son to recycle.  From recycling alone, he has saved enough money on his own from to purchase a brand new top of the line mountain bike.  He was so thrilled!  We love that we're teaching him about responsibility and helping the environment.

This new 2-in-1 Recycler has really come in handy for our family.  My son can transport his recyclables with ease, and so can you!

Giveaway Time:  Rubbermaid is generously giving one lucky winner their very own 2-in-1 Recycler!

ONE entrant per household/IP address - We will not tolerate cheating using multiple email addresses under one IP address. You will be disqualified

You must complete the Mandatory Entry first, and then you may complete any of the optional entry options for more ways to win!

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Complimentary product was provided to me from Rubbermaid for this review. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Teleflora: Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet

I love the smell and look of fresh flowers in my kitchen.  Not only do they brighten the room, they put a smile on my face, too.

Teleflora offers the most beautiful flower arrangements.  Just look at their gorgeous Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet. It just screams spring!

I love yellow flowers, and this arrangement is really fun, yet oh-so classy and chic.

With fresh flowers in my home, I just have to have great hand soap to complete my sweet smelling kitchen.

Bath & Body Works offers a wonderful variety of Antibacterial Hand Soaps like Fresh Picked Peaches.  When I wash my hands with their soap, I feel like summer is in the air!  Their soaps are terrific and leave my hands so soft and smelling great.

Why not send your loved one a beautiful bouquet of flowers to kick off the spring season!  And don't forget to stock up on the Antibacterial Hand Soaps from Bath & Body Works.  They're perfect for your home.

Complimentary product was provided to me for this review.  All opinions are my own.

L'Occitane: Shea Butter Hand Cream

L'Occitane products are truly wonderful.  I received their Shea Butter Hand Cream, and it does wonders for my hands.  It's no wonder this best-selling hand cream is sold every five seconds around the world!

This creamy, penetrating formula is enriched with 20% Shea Butter and protects, nourishes and moisturizes my dry hands.  This leaves my hands baby soft with no greasy feeling.  Honey, coconut oil and almond extracts are blended with Shea Butter to create a hand cream that is absolutely perfect.

Visit L'Occitane to purchase.

Complimentary product was provided to me from L'Occitane for this review.  All opinions are my own.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sew Chicks: Easter Shirt ~ Hangin With My Peeps

Is this shirt not the cutest?!?  "Hangin With My Peeps" - I just love it!

Sew Chicks sent over the sweetest Easter shirt and hair bow.  Being a former bow maker myself, I was very impressed with their work.  Matching polka dot grosgrain ribbon is layered on top of white and finished with a sparkly rhinestone in the middle.  This bow comes attached to a partially lined alligator clip.  It looks fantastic paired with the tee.  They're made to be!

The purple shirt is super soft, and the embroidery is done wonderfully.  My daughter cannot wait to wear this to school!  The colors are perfect for the spring.

Sew Chicks offers some of the cutest clothing on Etsy.  Just look at these other styles available  in their shop.

Head on over now to start shopping for Easter!

Complimentary product was provided to me from Sew Chicks for this review.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Denby: Tableware for real food

I am really enjoying my Imperial Blue Large Oblong Dish from Denby.  I love to cook, and this dish goes straight from my oven to table.

I've made lasagna, enchiladas and casseroles in my new ceramic dish.  This can be used in the microwave, dishwasher and freezer.

After using this piece, I know I want to try more products from Denby.  Their Oven to Tableware Collection looks amazing. The quality is top notch, and it's backed with a 10 year guarantee.

This oblong dish comes in two different sizes, medium and large, as well as four beautiful colors.

Every piece from Denby has been designed for cooking, serving and eating food.

I love that their tableware is safe for my family.  There is absolutely NO lead or cadmium used in the manufacturing process of any Denby product.  This is something that is so important to me.

Discount Time:  Starting tomorrow, March 22nd through March 26th, receive 50% OFF all 4PC, 16PC and Bundles as well as FREE SHIPPING from Denby with the discount code:  MARCH (all caps)

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Complimentary product was provided to me from Denby for this review.  All opinions are my own.

The Happy Chocolatier: Easter in a Box {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

Easter is just around the corner.  Did you know that yesterday was officially the first day of spring?  If you're like me, Christmas seems like it was yesterday.  Where in the world does the time go?!?

Easter decor is everywhere these days, and you know what that means...candy, candy and more candy!

Let The Happy Chocolatier help spread the happiness with their high quality confections this Easter season.  You will find all of the traditional Easter favorites such as chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, marshmallow and peanut butter filled chocolate eggs, and so much more!  

All of their chocolate is made from the finest pure milk and dark chocolate.  Forget "chocolate flavored faux chocolate."  Who needs that?!

Everything you need for your Easter basket this year is included in this box.  You will receive:
  • One six ounce solid milk chocolate bunny
  • One bag of jelly beans
  • One bag of foiled caramel filled milk chocolate Easter eggs
  • One cookies & cream Fudge Cubze
  • One bag of milk chocolate foiled bunnies
  • A chocolate bunny pop
  • Grass for your basket
How great and convenient!

9 Piece Silver Sampler Box

This is The Happy Chocolatier's most popular gift selection that includes nine pieces of their delicious Fudge Cubze in a beautiful silver box garnished with a colorful blue band.  These are perfect for hostess and corporate gifts.

Mom, dad and grandparents will surely appreciate these sophisticated treats.

Each piece of handmade fudge found in the Fudge Cubze is smooth, creamy and wonderfully rich in taste.  It is made from only the finest ingredients in small batches using heavy cream, butter, rich chocolate, sugar and high-quality flavorings and nuts.  The fudge is hand cut and coated in rich milk or dark chocolate.

All of their Fudge Cubze are hand foiled, and you'll find a sweet surprise inside - an inspirational quote about happiness!

Visit The Happy Chocolatier's blog, Happiness, Chocolate & Other Musings.

Giveaway Time:  The Happy Chocolatier is generously giving one lucky winner their very own Easter in a Box!

ONE entrant per household/IP address - We will not tolerate cheating using multiple email addresses under one IP address. You will be disqualified

You must complete the Mandatory Entry first, and then you may complete any of the optional entry options for more ways to win!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Naked: Coconut Water

It's time to replenish like nature intended.

Naked Coconut Water comes straight from the source with no preservatives or artificial ingredients.  This all-natural beverage contains no fat, no cholesterol and is loaded with natural potassium.  Did you know that the water from one coconut contains more potassium than a banana?

This is what water should taste like.

We really enjoyed the new Naked Coconut Water that was sent our way.  They are all low in calories (60-80 each) and are great for hydration after a workout.

Available in four delicious flavors - Pure, Mango Peach, Lychee and Pineapple.  Each one tastes like tropical heaven.  Our favorite was the Mango Peach.

The refreshing hint of fruit wakes your taste buds and leaves you feeling revitalized and replenished.

Naked Coconut Water also comes in accessible packaging.  

If you're looking for a natural, nutritious and delicious beverage, be sure to try the new coconut water from Naked.  

Complimentary product was provided to me from Naked for this review.  All opinions are my own.