Sunday, November 30, 2014

Giveaway: Day Dreams On Paper $50 Store Credit

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If you're looking for simply gorgeous holiday cards this year, I guarantee you'll find them in the stunning Etsy shop, Day Dreams On Paper.  Check out their other shop, Days Gone Design, to see their lovely wedding invitations.



These Boutique Shaped Christmas Cards are so unique and charming.  Impress family and friends this season with a Christmas card that will leave them breathless.

Prints include:

  • 5x7 cards in sets of 25
  • White envelopes
  • Up to 3 digital proofs
  • Boutique shaped
  • Double sided printing
  • Customized with your photos and text
  • Free font and color changes
  • Free photo editing if you like
  • Free shipping within the US



These Gold Christmas Photo Cards features faux gold text with simple hand drawn holly and greenery for a fresh and elegant Christmas card.  Choose digital or prints!

Digital file orders include: 
  • Digital 5x7 invitation printable
  • Up to 3 digital proofs
  • Free photo editing
  • Free font and color changes
  • Personalized text
  • Single-sided design
  • Add back design here

Prints include:
  • 5x7 cards, flat digital printing
  • 110 lb white heavy card stock
  • White or cream envelopes
  • Rounded corners
  • Up to 3 digital proofs
  • Free photo editing
  • Free font and color changes
  • Personalized text
  • Single-sided design and printing
  • Add back printing here
  • Free shipping

Discount Time:  Right now you can take 10% off your order, plus free shipping within the US with the code Merry10.

Giveaway Time:  Day Dreams On Paper is giving one lucky reader a $50 store credit!

Credit can be used worldwide, excludes international shipping.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday Favorites!



Spot it! Holidays is here!  Blue Orange Games' most popular game is all decked out for the season. Gather your family together this Christmas to play this highly addictive game.  Cards come in a handy tin that is great for on-the-go!  From snowman to candy cane, each card is decorated with an assortment of festive symbols.  Spot it! Holidays is great for visual perception, focus and reaction time. Great for ages 6 through adult, 2-8 players.  My entire family has a blast playing Spot it!   We can't get enough of it. Available on Amazon!


Brushing my hair is something I love to do right before bed.  It stimulates my senses and is so relaxing! The eco-friendly Conair Contemporaries Paddle Brush has become a favorite.  This is crafted of sustainably harvested Forest Stewardship Council-certified Wood.  It's a wonderful brush that you can feel good about purchasing.  It features a lovely finish and comes in four beautiful colors - dragon red, ocean blue, papaya and mustard.  It feels comfortable to hold and is gentle on your hair. A brush that's good for you and the earth, now that's something worth sharing.  Add this to your Christmas list this year!  This makes a nice stocking stuffer, too!



If you crave smooth, all natural, delicious and incredibly nutritious snacks, the Perfect Bar is for you! This is no ordinary bar.  These are the freshest, non-GMO nutrition bars ever created.  Whether you love freshly ground peanut butter or almond butter, you'll find the flavor that speaks to you. These bars are sweetened to perfection with just enough honey.  Perfect Bars contain quality protein, 20 organic superfoods, and use Mother Nature's preservative, cold, to keep it tasting just like they made it.  Find them in the refrigerated section at a store near you here.


Send your warmest wishes this season with the Most Popular Soup Package from Spoonful of Comfort. When you want to show someone that you care, this is the gift that will do it all.  Personal, meaningful, unique....it will be comforting in any situation.  Handmade from all natural ingredients, the chicken soup from Spoonful of Comfort tastes so yummy. You will receive a half gallon of handcrafted chicken noodle soup, a note card handwritten with your personal message, cheerful and decorative gift packaging, 6 rolls handmade from scratch, a pretty soup ladle, and six cookies fresh from the oven (chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin).  The oatmeal raisin cookies are AMAZING by the way!  There are many different packages to choose from for your recipient. Send the very best his holiday season with Spoonful of Comfort  It will be a gift they'll never forget.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giveaway: Soundfreaq Sound Rise

Product provided from Soundfreaq.  All opinions are my own.


Now when I wake up in the morning, I hear my favorite station on Pandora thanks to my beautiful Sound Rise from Soundfreaq.  This alarm clock is designed for music lovers like you who want to start the day off right.  Rise to your favorite tunes, rock out while getting ready to go and relax with your favorite tunes as you fall asleep.  The Sound Rise features their award-winning sound quality and a bunch of awesome features.  This compact alarm clock will fit right into your space with its chic, attractive design.

The Sound Rise offers dual alarms with weekday/weekend settings.  You can wake up to a chime, the radio or your own music from your phone or tablet.  The volume gradually increases as you wake up gently.  There's even a setting for your preferred maximum volume for the alarm.

One of my favorite features is the USB power port in the back of the clock.  This is so handy and comforting knowing I'll have 100% battery life every morning.  My phone is always within arms reach while charging on my nightstand.

Smart features include:
  • Bluetooth
  • Dual Alarms
  • USB Charging
  • FM Radio 
  • UQ3 - Spatial sound enhancement
  • Tone Control - Three EQ presets: flat, warm or bright

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The Sound Rise comes in Black and Wood + Taupe.


The buttons are easy to read and use and setting up the time/alarm was very easy.  I just love the look of the classic wood, don't you?


Giveaway Time:  Soundfreaq is giving one lucky reader a Wood + Taupe Sound Rise!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

PACT: Socks for Christmas

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I'm kinda big on socks, especially during the fall and winter seasons.  There's nothing better than slipping on a comfy pair to wear around the house or when you're putting on your favorite fall boots.



If you're looking for comfortable and fashionable socks this season, look to PACT.  I've received some really cute pairs of socks for women and hope you visit their website to start shopping for the holidays. They have such fun patterns for winter.  Hint, hint....their leggings are AMAZING, too!


Right now there is a 30% discount on all socks!  The discount is automatically applied to your cart. Head on over to PACT for Christmas!

Wilsons Leather: Dakota Zip Closure Leather Duffel Bag

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Wilsons Leather: Dakota Zip Closure Leather Duffel – Great overnight travel duffel with timeless styling!  I frequently fly to Southern California from Northern California for business.  I’m used to bringing a rolling luggage and a computer bag, but wished I only carried one bag.  The Wilsons Leather Dakota fit the bill perfectly.  I was able to fit a change of business casual clothes, a change of casual clothes, dress shoes, toiletries, a 15” laptop computer, and several small miscellaneous items.  Not only do I have everything I need for an overnight stay, I’m also transporting these items in style!

The Wilsons Leather Dakota Duffel has timeless styling, chocolate brown genuine leather exterior, and includes antique-tone hardware.  The front of the bag is designed with a magnetic buckle so you can easily access important items such as your phone, wallet, and ID.  The back has a pocket that runs through the length of the bag and can be accessed with a zipper. 

With an adjustable shoulder strap, I am able to carry the bag comfortably on and off the plane with ease.  If you prefer hand carrying the bag instead of using the shoulder strap, two sturdy 19” rolled carry handles with a 7” drop will fit comfortably in your hands.  The zippers are heavy duty and are attached to large leather loops which eases opening and closing.  Five brass feet protrude at the bottom of the duffel bag to help protect the leather from abrasions when placed on a platform.


With a dimension of 20”W x 14”H x 9”D the Dakota Duffel is neither too large nor too small to carry for an overnighter.  Inside you will find a padded laptop sleeve that fits up to a 17” laptop.  There are also two interior pockets to put miscellaneous items as well as an interior zip pocket to secure important items.  The exact product number for the Dakota Duffel is CB-JUN205-32 (I’ve included it, because you WILL want one)!  This is a high quality product and I’m sure I will be using this bag for many years to come.


Bottom Line:  Need an overnight duffel bag with timeless styling and will give you years of service? The Wilsons Leather Dakota Zip Closure Duffel Bag is worth a close look!  Check out Wilsons Leather to see their vast leather goods offerings.  You’ll surely find a leather bag that fits your personality and lifestyle. And don't forget to think Christmas gifts this year!  Shop other New Arrivals in Business & Travel here.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Giveaway: boldSocks Dress Socks Gift Pack - 3 WINNERS!

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boldSOCKS: Statement Sockwear – Looking to add some color and excitement to your wardrobe with your socks? Look no further, boldSOCKS carries various brands, styles, and colors that will suit your every need! Statement Sockwear is one of the brands that boldSOCKS offers and I absolutely LOVE their argyle socks! I especially like how the argyle pattern begins right after the toe and goes all the way up the calves. My hems are tailored with a quarter break; when I walk my socks show and I receive many compliments no matter what color combination of Statement Sockwear argyle socks I wear.


I also travel by plane quite a bit and going through security is always fun. When I’m not lucky enough to go through TSA Pre-check, I am required to remove my shoes before going through security. When I do, someone always compliments me on my statement socks since they stand out in a sea of boring black, brown, and white socks.  Not only are these socks attractive, they will keep your feet comfortable all day.  These are high quality socks and I'm sure I'll be enjoying them for a long time.


Just in time for the holidays, boldSOCKS is offering $.99 shipping on ALL U.S. domestic orders and $5 on international shipping. If you purchase Statement Sockwear brand socks, you will also be helping provide 100 days of clean drinking water for 1 person in Africa for each pair of socks you purchase. Not only will you feel good wearing stylish socks, you will also, “Make a statement. Make a difference”

You don't want to miss out on their Black Friday Sale!  These sets make excellent Christmas gifts for the dad that has everything.


Bottom Line: Add some color and excitement to your life as well as everyone else’s who sees your
Statement Sockwear socks! Check out boldSocks to see their vast product offerings. You will surely find socks that fit your lifestyle and the statement you’d like to make.



Giveaway Time:  boldSOCKS is giving THREE lucky winners their very own dress socks gift pack! You will receive one of these three styles - Black Purple Checkered, Blue Red Stripe, or Orange Lime Argyle!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Giveaway: $50 Gift Certificate from Waterview Design

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Let the beautiful Etsy shop, Waterview Design, help you decorate your home, announce your baby, your wedding, a birthday or send holiday cheer!  Everything in their shop is printable and delivered via email. Just take your file to your favorite photo printer (Costco, Walgreens, Shutterfly...) and make as many copies as you need.


The Barnwood White Christmas Holiday Card looks so pretty with the natural wood, whimsical font and delicate snowflakes.  You will receive a high resolution (300dpi) digital image in .jpg format.  The image is designed to be printed as a 5x7.  


Display your most memorable dates!  The Our Family Dates Wall Art can be made for a family of 2 or 8. This designer will make it fit perfectly.  You will receive a high resolution (300dpi) digital image in .jpg format.  Designed to be printed as a 5x7.

Giveaway Time:  Waterview Design is giving one lucky reader a $50 Gift Certificate to their Etsy shop!

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Giveaway: Picture It Personal Personalized Print of your choice

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The original photography with a personal touch from Picture It Personal would truly make a unique Christmas gift this year.  Choose the names and dates that are special to you!  Orders are ready to ship in 1-4 days.  All of their photos are digitally created by hand and come printed with professional archival ink and paper for a lifetime of beauty.


This Personalized Carved Tree Print is my favorite!  Your names and dates will be digitally "carved" into the tree!  This would make a lovely anniversary gift, wedding gift or just a special gift for those two lovebirds in your life.


The Winter Tree Personalized Print is so serene and beautiful.  This is great for winter weddings or anniversaries. Your name and date will come "written" in snow!

Print sizes:  5x7's are matted to 8x10 inch size.  8x10's are matted to 11x14 size.

Giveaway Time:  Picture It Personal is giving one lucky winner an 8x10 that is matted to 11x14 size!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Giveaway: Susabella Handmade Ornament of your choice

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We're thrilled to be featuring the gorgeous Etsy shop, Susabella, again this holiday season.  This company offers personalized, handmade ceramic items for weddings, baby and home.  Every piece is handcrafted with love, stamped and glazed, so no two items are alike.  Most items come with a beautiful gift box ready to give or keep yourself.  Need a custom order?  Let them know your thoughts and they will see what they can do.  


This Personalized Dog Christmas Ornament looks so classy and cute.  This ornament can be stamped with your pet's name.  The text can be left in white or painted as shown.  Colors include silver, metallic gold or black.  The ornament measures approximately 3.75 inches wide by 1/5 inches tall. Each ornament comes with a red or white silky cord and gift boxed with care.

Order custom ornaments by December 11th to receive in time for Christmas.  In stock ornaments can be ordered by December 19th for Christmas delivery.  For orders outside of the US, please contact them for delivery times.


The lovely gift boxed Personalized Baby's First Christmas Ornament is so simplistic and special. This ornament includes the baby's name and the words "First Christmas 2014".  Measures approximately 3.5 inches in diameter.

If this is a gift and you would like to include a short message, please let them know when purchasing. You have your choice of an ivory or red silky cord.



Giveaway Time:  Susabella is giving TWO lucky readers their choice between their Large 2014 Merry Christmas Ornament (available in silver, gold or left in white - $26 value) or their Family of 4 Customized Christmas Ornament Set (available in silver, gold, black or left in white - $38 value).

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Giveaway: Smile Brilliant Tray Kit Plus 3 Whitening and 3 Desensitizing Gel Syringes

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The holidays are filled with photos, parties and fun!  Get that sparkly white million dollar smile with Smile Brilliant this season.



The Smile Brilliant custom fitted teeth whitening trays are hand crafted by dental lab technicians so they will fit to your teeth with precision.  Forget paying $500 + at your dentist's office.  At Smile Brilliant, they retail for $89.95.  Now you can get Smile Brilliant's teeth whitening trays that are identical to the ones at the dentist, but their price tag is not!  You can save as much as 70% at Smilebrilliant.com on all things teeth whitening.

You will get:
  • Teeth Whitening Trays - 2 custom-fitted whitening trays (upper and lower teeth)
  • Carrying Case - compact case hold both of your whitening trays
  • Impression Material - make your own dental impressions (plus extra material included)
  • 3-Way, Pre-Paid Postage - all postage between you and the lab is covered (2-way for international orders)
  • 1 Set of Custom Dental Models - created by their lab technicians from your impressions
  • Professional Teeth Whitening Gel - dentist-strength 22% carbamide peroxide in 3ml syringes
  • 2 Year Teeth Whitening Tray Replacement Warranty
  • Detailed Instructional Brochure - simple guide to creating your custom-fitted teeth whitening trays
  • 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!


Don't worry if you suffer from sensitive teeth.  Their Teeth Desensitizer Gel eliminates tooth sensitivity prior to tooth bleaching.  Simply use your custom-fitted trays with this gel for 15-30 minutes before you whiten your teeth.  The desensitizing gel temporarily seals micro-fractures and pores in your tooth's enamel.  This eliminates the opportunity for teeth whitening gel to penetrate into the more sensitive dentin beneath your enamel.  It's time to enjoy a beautiful smile without the pain!
  • 3 syringes - good for 9-12 treatments
  • 6 syringes - good for 18-24 treatments
  • 9 syringes - good for 27-29 treatments

This gel is sold in packs of 3, 6 or 9 syringes.  The more you buy, the more you save.  Desensitizing 
gel is guaranteed fresh and comes with their 2 year shelf life.

Watch this video this YouTuber and her experience with Smile Brilliant!



Giveaway Time:  Smile Brilliant is giving one lucky reader a Tray Kit plus 3 Whitening and 3 Desensitizing Gel Syringes!  A $139.90 value.

Giveaway open worldwide.  If you are outside of the US, you will be responsible for shipping your impressions back to Smile Brilliant.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Favorites!

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I heart Acure Organics. Is there anything they make that isn't wonderful? I highly doubt it. I received their Argan Oil Bar Soaps. Talk about making my shower experience that much more relaxing. With scents such as Mint Cookie + Omega 7, Cinnamon Chai Latte, Oatmeal + Apple Pie, Pumpkin + Calendula and Superfruit Citrus, you can't go wrong. Stuff these skin healthy goodies in stockings this year!


Looking for a tasty and nutritious snack? The Roasted & Salted Pistachios from SunRidge Farms will satisfy your hunger. These jumbo pistachios are grown in premium orchards and are perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle! Just throw the zip top resealable bag in your purse or backpack and you have a healthy snack in an instant. It just doesn't get any easier than that.


Give the gift of reading this Christmas! Freddy the Penny is written by talented, ten-year-old Gabrielle Begun. This brave young penny sets out on one exciting adventure.  As soon as Freddy enters the world, he is filled with curiosity. His adventures begin when he makes two friends, a pretty penny named Betty and a wise quarter named George. These three friends set out across the country on an adventure, meeting many friends and even encountering some fearsome foes. Through the characters' journey, your child will learn about friendship, family and more!  Now available for purchase on Amazon here!


You've gotta try GU Brew!  This naturally flavored reformulated electrolyte brew comes in six ultralight taste profile flavors - lemon tea, tastefully nude, watermelon, lemon lime, orange and blueberry pomegranate.  The new brew is about electrolytes first, then carbohydrates, using a 50:50 ratio of fructose (simple) and maltodextrin (complex) carbs to increase the amount of energy available to muscles.  With only 70 calories per serving, GU Brew is a refreshing and tasty way to hydrate. Don't forget to hydrate before, during and after your workout!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Disney Frozen for the Holidays at Kohl's


I'm sure there will be plenty of Frozen gifts under the tree this Christmas, and Kohl's has just what you're looking for to make gift-giving fun this year.


What an adorable set.  Girl power!  Pick up the Disney Frozen Elsa & Anna 2-pk. Royal Sisters Dolls by Mattel for your little one.  

She'll have hours of fun on Christmas day with this Frozen World of Creativity Kit!  Contains 1 activity pad, 3 foam stickers, 6 sticker rolls (1250 stickers total), 10 mini crayons, 2 brushes, 8 crayons, 10 markers, 4 foam stampers and 1 ink pad and 1 tray with 10 watercolors.  WOW what a dream toy for your budding artist!


Who doesn't love dress-up time?  This Frozen Elsa & Anna Travel Trunk Dress-Up Set is the perfect way to let her imagination soar!  This is great to leave at the grandparents house for extra fun.  She'll feel like a princess.  I love that it even comes with matching accessories.


Light up the night with this super cute Frozen Olaf Wall Friends Interactive Character Light by Uncle Milton.  Kids will love seeing happy Olaf on their wall.


How fun would this be?!?  The Frozen Alpine Adventure Playland Ball Pit is a blast.  Christmas morning won't get any more exciting!

Head on over to Kohl's to see all of their Frozen items here.  There are so many to choose from.

Kohl's always has fabulous sales and Kohl's Cash to earn.  I never leave their store without scoring awesome deals.  Visit Kohl's online and in store today to find gifts for the entire family!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nite Ize: Steelie Car Mount Kit

Product provided from Nite Ize.  All opinions are my own.


Nite Ize Steelie CarMount Kit  – “Steelie - The World’s Greatest Mobile Device Holder!”  This is what Nite Ize claims on their site and I wholeheartedly agree!  I’ve been looking for a car mount kit for some time now, but I’ve found that most are too intrusive and bulky.  The Nite Ize Steelie is everything I had been hoping for to hold my iPhone 5 and regret not discovering this car mount sooner.


Before using the Steelie, I placed my phone strategically on my dash where the speedometer resides.  Unfortunately, when I make sharp turns or accelerate a bit too quickly, my phone flies out of the dash and ends up somewhere on the car floor.  This is dangerous because if you’re like me, I always need to have my phone within arm’s reach and reaching around the floor while driving is not safe.


The magnetic phone socket that attaches on the back of your phone has a very low profile and won’t add bulk to your phone.  I love the ease of attaching the phone on the ball mount on the dash and also removing it when I get out of the car.  The ball mount design also adds to its highly adjustable design.  Position your phone vertically, horizontally, and everything in between. Also, no matter how fast I turn or accelerate my phone stays put!

The beauty of the Steelie Mount is you can place it anywhere you choose.  I placed mine on the dash right in front of me.  It is not intrusive; it does not block my view of the speedometer and I can see the road perfectly even if I have to look at my phone when using Google Maps.


Also, if you have several vehicles, you can purchase just the Dash Ball Component Kit so you can mount your phone.  As a matter of fact, you can purchase ALL the parts individually just in case you ever upgrade to a new phone, get a new vehicle, etc.  Someone at Nite Ize was sure thinking about their customers!


The Nite Ize Steelie Car Mount comes with the following:
  • Magnetic Phone Socket – This part is made of a powerful neodymium magnet and a silicon center to provide grip and allows smooth glide to position in place with ease.  It attaches to the back of your phone using a 3M VHB adhesive pad. 
  • Ball Mount – This part is the high quality steel ball that attaches to the dash of your car with a 3M VHB adhesive.
  • Instructions and mounting prep materials

Bottom Line:  If you want to use, “The World’s Greatest Mobile Device Holder!”, look no further because the Nite Ize Steelie Car Mount Kit is it!  It is the least intrusive, most adjustable, and versatile.  Check out Nite Ize to purchase this mount and also discover all the innovative products that they have to offer.  The Steelie Car Mount Kit would make a favorite Christmas gift this year!

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