Friday, November 30, 2012

Sedona Soapworks: Lump of Coal Christmas Soap {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}


Ooooo, do you know someone who has been naughty this year?!  Here is a MUST HAVE gift this holiday season from the beautiful Etsy shop, Sedona Soapworks.

We received the adorable Lump of Coal Christmas Soap.  It can't get any cuter, folks!  The handmade soap shaped lumps of coal come inside a cello bag with darling black bow and snowflake charm.  The bag is then placed into a 100% cotton "Lump of Coal" bag.  It's a hoot!  I was very impressed with the overall packaging.  Great attention to detail.


The soap smells so fresh and festive!  The scent is Berry Christmas - a blend of yummy cranberries and bold wild berries with sugared grapefruit peel.  Each soap lump is the perfect size to use for guest hand soaps.  They really do look like coal!  And don't worry, all Sedona Soapworks products are made with the best ingredients.


Who wants to get their hands on one of these?!  This would be a great White Elephant Game gift.  Perhaps throw a gift card inside and you have yourself one unique gift that everyone will be talking about.

Giveaway Time:  Sedona Soapworks is too sweet!  They're giving one lucky reader their very own Lump of Coal Christmas Soap!

Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents only.


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

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Complimentary product provided to me from Sedona Soapworks.  All opinions are my own.

Wind & Weather: Nature's Greetings Wreath {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}


I love the look a beautiful wreath gives to a door.  It's so welcoming and adds the perfect holiday touch.

I received the gorgeous Nature's Greetings Wreath from Wind & Weather.  This natural trig wreath measures 16" in diameter and is made with eucalyptus leaves, red myrtle, white caspia, pinecones and preserved cedar.

This classy wreath is great for Christmas and would still look lovely into the new year.  It's a great winter wreath that smells like fragrant eucalyptus.

Giveaway Time:  Wind & Weather is generously giving one lucky reader their very own Nature's Greetings Wreath!

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.


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

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Madly Wish: Christmas Throw Pillow {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}


There is so much Etsy talent out there!  I would like to introduce you to Madly Wish.  This special shop  offers beautiful rag quilts, rustic home decor and sweet baby gifts!


This Christmas felt flower wreath is stunning.  I love the bright pops of red and green.  This 18" wreaths features handmade felt flowers.  

If you prefer a different color scheme, just let this shop owner know.  Custom orders are available.


How beautiful!  This handmade rag quilt measures 53x53 and features lovely floral prints in gray and mint.  This is such a sweet lap blanket that would make an excellent gift this holiday season!  You just can't beat handmade with love!


Giveaway Time: Madly Wish is generously giving one lucky reader the adorable 11x19 Christmas Throw Pillow you see pictured below.

Giveaway open worldwide. 


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Letters from A to Z: Christmas JOY Glitter Wall Letters {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

I love all of the wall letters from the darling Etsy shop, Letters from A to Z!  What an amazing selection to choose from!  Beaded, Bling and Glitter...oh my!


The Sparkle Purple Bling Decorative Wall Letters can be used as an initial or spell out words or names!  Get creative and have fun!

These look fantastic hung on a wall or propped up on a shelf.  This letter measures 9.5" and can be made in any color you wish.  If you prefer more or less stones on your letters, just let this sweet Etsy shop owner know when placing your order.  


These gorgeous glitter letters really get me in the mood for Christmas!

The Christmas Silver Joy Holiday Glitter Wall Letters will add the perfect touch of sparkle and shine to your holiday decor this year.  The letters measure 9.5" tall, but 5" and 13" letters are available also.  Custom glitter colors are available as well.

Also available:  Noel, Peace, Believe, Christmas and Love.



Giveaway Time:  Letters from A to Z are generously giving away their JOY Glitter Wall Letters to one lucky reader!

Giveaway open to US residents only.

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

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Monday, November 26, 2012

We Love Ebates!


I cannot stress to you enough how much we love Ebates!

If you haven't visited this site, you must do it now.  Get cash back on all of your online shopping purchases.

We used Ebates this year on Black Friday and are getting $38 cash back on our purchase from Kmart.com.  The cash back rebate rate was 7% that day and today for Cyber Monday it's 10%.  No way!

Plus, if your purchase is already on sale, you'll get even more savings when you receive your Ebates cash back!

Click HERE to start saving for the holidays!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Lisa Leonard Designs: Gold Falling Leaves Necklace {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}


Beautiful isn't it?!?  That's exactly what I thought when I saw the Gold Falling Leaves Necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs.  I fell in love with it all over again when I saw it in person.  It's a gorgeous necklace that is sure to draw attention and many compliments.


This necklace features a row of golden leaves which is cast in fine pewter and plated with antiqued gold.  This unique necklace is strung from a 14k gold filled chain.  The pendant measures about 2 3/4" wide.

Wouldn't this make the perfect Christmas gift for your loved one this year?  Dazzle them with a lovely piece from Lisa Leonard Designs.

Giveaway Time:  One lucky reader will win a gold falling leaves necklace!

Giveaway open worldwide.

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

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Vintage Inspired Jewelry: $100 Store Credit {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}


Let me introduce you to one of my newest favorite Etsy shops, Vintage Inspired Jewelry.  This sweet shop owner offers a lovely selection of colorful jewelry that truly pops and will take any look from drab to fab instantly.


I received this beautiful Pale Pink Rose Flower Necklace.  I have received so many compliments when wearing this lately.  It features gorgeous detailed roses and chrysanthemums in small brass filigree flower circles on a gold plated small link chain with lobster clasp.  It's very lightweight and measures 18 inches.  If you need this necklace longer, just let this shop owner know.  It can be re-sized at no additional cost.

Wouldn't this look beautiful for a wedding?


Your necklace will arrive in this lovely gift box ready for gift giving.

Giveaway Time:  Vintage Inspired Jewelry is generously offering one lucky winner a $100 store credit!  WOW!

Giveaway open worldwide.

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

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Starlooks: October Starbox



There were a lot of goodies in my October Starbox and it's not too late to snag one for yourself!

These items are sure to dazzle any holiday look this season!



Gold Dust Eye Pencil, Posh/Peddle Loose Eye Shadow Pigment, Masquerade Lipstick, and Eye Rock Eye Tattoos.  My eye tattoos were different from the one shown above.  Designs will vary.

Visit Starlooks today to subscribe!  Get a new Starbox each month filled with unique beauty products.  Think Christmas!

Complimentary product provided to me from Starlooks.  All opinions are my own.

Pamela Curran Designs: Medium Gold Hoop Earrings


I am swooning over my new Medium Gold Hoop Earrings from Pamela Curran Designs.  These 1.5 inch, 14K gold filled classic hoops feel as if I have nothing on my ears.  They are incredibly lightweight, reflect the light beautifully with their hammered texture and match any outfit.  I find that I reach for these earrings the most.

They're the perfect size if you're not looking for something too large or too small.  These hoops also come in small and large should you prefer a different size.


Love them, but need them in silver?  No problem!  This beautiful Etsy shop offers both!  Save more when you buy a set.

Your feminine hoops will arrive gift wrapped and ready for gift giving.


If you're looking for the perfect holiday gift this year, this is it.  Your girlfriends will love them!  You can't go wrong with versatile, handcrafted, classic hoop earrings from Pamela Curran Designs.  These are the best I've come across in a long time and won't weigh your ears down.  They feel comfortable all day long.

Complimentary product provided to me from Pamela Curran Designs.  All opinions are my own.

WINK: Toiletry Bag {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}


WINK toiletry bags were created by a mother who nearly lost her three year old son to drowning.  She and her son were quickly rushed to the hospital with nothing but her purse and son's blanket.  After many hours in the hospital, this mother was finally able to take a shower and freshen up.  In the bathroom, she found a handmade little bag filled with travel size toiletries.  What a blessing is was to finally be able to wash off the day.  To this day, she has never forgotten what that little bag symbolized....love and hope.

When you purchase a WINK bag, you're truly giving back.  One bag filled with basic toiletries will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms across the country.  These basic necessities are given to parents confronted with a critically ill child.  These bags are sometimes all they need when things aren't so good.  Life sure is rough.  We all need a WINK now and then.


I love that this mother took a life changing experience and turned it into a business to help those in need.  What a splendid way to give back.  I admire people who make a difference in our world.  We need more mothers like this.  Hopefully this story has touched you in some way and has inspired you to give back to your community.  It doesn't have to be much...just WINK (When In Need of Kindness) when you can!

If you're looking for "conscious" products for holiday gifts this season, why not give a WINK bag to those you love.

Giveaway Time:  Win a WINK bag!  Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

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

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CRKT: Big Eddy Fillet Knife


CRKT Big Eddy Fillet Knife by Russ Kommer - ALL FISHERMEN NEED a knife like this!  I fillet the trout I catch, but unfortunately the knife I used to use ends up with too much trout meat getting thrown out along with the fish bones.  With the Big Eddy Fillet Knife my wasteful ways are gone!  I feel like a pro fish filleter (if there is such a person) when I use this knife.  My cuts are nice and clean and now I only throw away fish bones with more trout to enjoy for dinner.


The overall length of the Big Eddy is 12.25" at a lightweight 3.3 oz!  The blade length is 6.75" and .08" thick made from 420J2 alloy with a satin finish, and hollow/flat grind.  The handle is made from glass filled nylon with soft textured rubber grip injection.  It also comes with a sheath carry system made from glass filled nylon 1.75 oz in weight and is attached to a lanyard.


Bottom Line - Want perfectly filleted fish while minimizing waste all the time?  The CRKT Big Eddy Fillet Knife is what the fisherman in your family needs this Christmas!

Complimentary product provided to me from CRKT.  All opinions are my own.

Speck: SmartFlex Card iPhone 4/4S Case


Speck SmartFlex Card iPhone 4/4S Case - Another PERFECT iPhone case!  I don't like carrying too many items in my pants pocket because I think it just looks plain sloppy.  Usually, I have my iPhone, driver's license, ATM card, and a credit card in my pocket.  The issue is, when I pull my phone out, my cards come falling onto the ground.  The Speck SmartFlex Card is the solution to my problem!   With this case, there is a built in slot that fit all three cards nicely.  The cards fit nice and snug and are easy to take out when needed.


This resilient polymer case encloses the back and the sides of the phone.  The buttons are easy and comfortable to operate.  Your phone will surely be protected from accidental dropping, which you don't want to happen without a case from Speck!  


Bottom Line - If you want to protect your iPhone 4/4S while also securely carrying your important cards such as a driver's license and a couple of other ATM/credit cards, this speck SmartFlex Card iPhone case is for you!  If you're looking for any type of case to protect your Apple product, Speck will have what you need!

Complimentary product provided to me from Speck.  All opinions are my own.

ECCO: Biarritz Chukka Boots


ECCO Biarritz ChukkaBoots - Stylish, Versatile, and Eye Catching- this is how to best describe the ECCO Biarritz Chukka Boots.  I sport these shoes in the Rust color with my khakis for work and my jeans when I dress casual.  They're so versatile and I've received so many compliments on these out of all the shoes I own!  ECCO is right on when they describe these shoes as, "...sophisticated styling, comfort with a modern edge."

ECCO's quality and attention to detail is bar none!  If there was such a thing as museum for shoes, these Biarritz Chukka Boots would be showcased.  Perfect stitching adds to the shoe's style and durability.  Features include a removable leather-covered insole with 3mm ECCO Comfort Fibre System.  Uppers and leather lining are made of full grain leather and nubuck - TOP NOTCH QUALITY!  Sole is light and flexible, direct injected, one-component PU light outsole with leather welt and shock point. 

As for sizing, if you are purchasing through the internet and don't have the luxury of trying them on, I suggest you order a half size down.  ECCO sizes differently; They size in groups meaning you can get a EUR 7-7.5 or a EUR 8-8.5.  I usually wear a size 8 US/EUR 42, but the 7.5US/EUR 41 is what fit me perfectly.

Bottom Line:  If you are looking for a stylish, versatile, and compliment inducing pair of shoes with a modern edge, the ECCO Biarritz Chukka Boots in rust should be at the top of your list!  They're currently on sale at ECCO.

Complimentary product provided to me from ECCO.  All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tara Jackson Jewelry: Brass Bib Necklace {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

Etsy is so full of magic and wonder.  Every single time I visit, I fall in love with something new.  I've been struck by Cupid's arrow yet again.  Tara Jackson Jewelry is so original and chic.


Love, love, lovin' this Brass Bib Necklace.  The crescent charms and chain are made from raw brass.  Simple, but makes quite the statement!

This necklace is also available with one crescent.


The minimalist Daylight Earrings feature a raw brass circle and copper teardrop.  The earwires are made of raw brass and measure 18mm in length.  These special earrings mix texture and color together perfectly.

Giveaway Time:  Tara Jackson Jewelry is generously offering one lucky reader their very own Brass Bib Necklace (pictured above).

Giveaway open worldwide.

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

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Krafty Chix: Chunky Ribbed Boot Cuffs {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

It's definitely boot season and I've been wearing mine like crazy so far!  If you're a boot lover like I am, then you'll love the The Plain Jane crochet boot cuff from Krafty Chix.


Right now they're on sale - 3 for the price of 2!  What a deal.


Aren't they super duper cute?!  These will help fill any gaps in your boots and keep your legs toasty warm.  These cuffs are hand crocheted with love and measure 6-7" tall and come in 16 awesome colors.


Oooooo, these Vintage Stone Bracelets are to die for.  Stack these bangles up for a fabulous look for the fall.  You are even able to custom size these to fit you!


Giveaway Time:  Krafty Chix is generously offering one adorable pair of chunky ribbed boot cuffs for one lucky reader (pictured below).

Giveaway open worldwide.


Just look at how cute they look with a variety of boot styles!  LOVE!  They are made with the softest chunky yarns in a ton of colors - 16 to be exact.


Giveaway Time:  Krafty Chix is generously offering one adorable pair of chunky ribbed boot cuffs for one lucky reader!

Giveaway open worldwide.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

ivivva: Girl's Hoodie of your choice {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

Ivivva offers the best activewear for girls.  How do I know?  I've received products from this fantastic company and their clothing speaks for itself - high quality craftsmanship and fabrics, fun colors and prints...it's the perfect clothing for girls on the go.


The Rhythmic Tight II looks so fun.  I love the funky floral print.  These are made with luon fabric with four-way stretch.  They lay directly against the skin so you can pair these with other pants for easy layering.  The wide, smooth waistband won't dig in and cause discomfort.  

Hide your cash and key in the hidden waistband pocket.  Cut below bartacks to customize the length as your child grows!  Available in seven colors/prints.


Add the Routine Jacket II to your Christmas shopping list this year!  Available in four hot colors.

This jacket features zipper pockets for your cash, keys and phone.  Cool thumbholes help keep sleeves down and palms warm.  Luon fabric feels like cotton and contains four-way stretch to move with your body.


This top will surely keep you toasty warm this winter season.  The Warm'er Long Sleeve Layer Top is reversible.  What a great way to get two looks in one!  This mini-check pique rulu fabric is soft, features four-way stretch and helps wick away moisture to keep you dry.

The body skimming fit allows you to move and groove with ease.  There are also trendy thumbholes to keep your sleeves down and palms nice and warm.

This cool top also has a media cord exit on either side of the pocket so you can listen to your music no matter what side of the top you're wearing.  Available in three colors.


Giveaway Time:  ivivva is generously giving one lucky reader an Ivivva Hoodie in the color of their choice!  Click the link to see your color choices.  

Giveaway open to U.S. and Canadian residents.

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

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Complimentary product provided to me from ivivva.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

SOUND+SLEEP: Adaptive Sound Sleep Therapy System Full Size {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}


SOUND+SLEEP, Adaptive Sound Sleep Therapy System - BLACK FRIDAY IS COMING!!!  We have already reviewed the SOUND+SLEEP Nomad, the travel version, and now here's the review for its larger sibling.

I love the SOUND+SLEEP Nomad, but this one is even better for the home.  The speakers are larger which enables the music to fill a large room easily and it has additional SoundStories:  Fireplace, Train, City, and Meditation.  I love listening to the Fireplace SoundStory as the firewood crackles and the flames flare up.  It's as if I'm sleeping right next to a fireplace only without the potential fire hazard.


Before using the SOUND+SLEEP, it would take me at least 45 minutes to an hour to fall asleep as I tossed and turned in bed.  Now it takes me 5 minutes to fall asleep as my ears are filled with the relaxing sounds of the city, fireplace, train, meditation, ocean, rain, waterfall, meadow, brook, or white noise.  My mind journeys to the SoundStory location where my mind and body finds peace and I can't help but fall asleep immediately.  When I wake up in the morning I feel so refreshed and find myself having lots of energy to last throughout the day.

The speakers used in the SOUND+SLEEP Nomad are high quality especially on this larger version.  Sounds replicated are so crisp and realistic, when you close your eyes it's as if you are really there.  What makes this sound soother stand out from the rest is the "Adaptive" setting.  When turned on it senses surrounding noises and amplifies the SoundStory to ensure you hear the SoundStory and nothing else;  This is the #1 reason why this sound soother tops the rest.


The SOUND+SLEEP is so easy to use.  I love its simplicity.  There are only 7 buttons located in the front which controls power, display, volume, timer, adaptive, and richness and a large dial that select  the SoundStory of your choice.  Power and volume are self explanatory, but below shows what the other controls do:
  • Timer shuts off automatically in 30/60/90 minutes.
  • Display shuts off the LED lights for complete darkness.
  • SoundStory Dial toggles through the various sounds: city, fireplace, train, meditation, ocean, rain, waterfall, meadow, brook, and white noise
  • Adaptive feature listens to ambient noises and raises or lowers the volume to ensure you only hear the SoundStory you have selected
  • Richness allows a sounds to be dynamically mixed which avoids repetition and has 4 settings: High, Medium, Low, and Off.  The "High" setting allows for a complex SoundStory which adds other sounds such as a fog horn and the occasional barking sea lion in the ocean SoundStory and the lower the setting, the less complex the SoundStory is.
Other useful  features include a standard 3.5mm stereo headphone jack so you can listen to it with headphones or connect to an external sound system such as a home stereo, home theater, or computer add on speakers.

Bottom Line - If you desire a rich, peaceful sleep and want to wake up feeling refreshed, the SOUND+SLEEP Adaptive Sound Sleep Therapy System is just what you need! 

Discount Time:  BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL!  Visit SOUND+SLEEP and use PROMO CODE: sleep2012 from 11/21/12 - 11/26/12 to receive $40 OFF the list price with FREE SHIPPING!  Think Christmas!

Giveaway Time:  SOUND+SLEEP is generously offering one lucky reader their very own full size Adaptive Sound Sleep Therapy System!  Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

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

Be sure to check out our other giveaways going on right now here.


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Complimentary product provided to me from SOUND+SLEEP.  All opinions are my own.