Thursday, June 30, 2011

Social Goodies Giveaway

I'm kind of a shoe freak, I have so many pairs and I constantly buy more. My closet looks like the shoe department at Macy's! I just can't resist a cute pair of heels or flats or sandals, etc. It's so fun to wear a new pair of shoes. It's just something that guys don't understand!



Shoebuy offers more than 1,000 brands and 1,000,000 products The company carries many different styles of shoes for toddlers, children, men, and women. The company provides all of the popular brands and styles that you love but in the convenience of your home. Forget going to the shoe store, Shoebuy is where it's at!

Here's a cute pair of sandals that I love!



GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking FIVE (5) winners for this contest. Five winners will win a $20 gift certificate each to Shoebuy.com

MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

2. Please tell me which pair of shoes you would choose if you won. (1 entry)

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Winner will be chosen on July 12, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
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Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dogphoria Giveaway

I'm a big lover of dogs and animals in general. I have an almost 13 year old Bichon Frise named Colby and she's the best dog ever! Animals make me really happy and they love you no matter what, which is awesome.

DOGPHORIA celebrates the joy of dogs and their innate ability to experience euphoria in everyday moments of life. Embracing his signature sepia style, renowned fine art photographer Jim Dratfield takes us on an inspiring pictorial journey of happy dogs and reflective quotes reminding us that joyful dogs can elevate our own heights to happiness. Foreword by Dr. Turner-Bell, CBS News Correspondent. In association with PETCO's think adoption first campaign and leader dogs for the blind.



This book is beautiful, the animals adorable, and the quotes are very inspiring. I urge every animal lover to own this book.

GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win a hardcover copy of Dogphoria by Jim Dratfield.

MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

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Winner will be chosen on July 12, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
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Red Baron Giveaway

Pizza is something that I'm a huge fan of. My ultimate pizza would be a deep dish with a blend of four cheeses, pepperoni, and sausage. Mmm, my mouth is watering right now! I'm not extremely adventurous with pizza toppings. I stick to what I like and what tastes good. :)



Red Baron produces many different delicious types of pizza such as pan pizza, french bread pizza, fire baked pizza, thin crust pizza, supreme pizza and more. Whether you're looking for a sausage and cheese pizza, pepperoni and cheese pizza, or many toppings on one pizza, Red Baron is the king of pizza, and they do it right!

As you may know, Red Baron and Howie Mandel teamed up for a new online video series to pit delivery pizza and Red Baron against each other to show Americans which pan pizza option is the “Real Deal” when it comes to quality, taste and convenience.

I'd like to direct you to view the six video web series available on the Red Baron Facebook page and invite you to host your own “Real Deal Pizza Challenge!”

You can get more information at www.RedBaronPizzaChallenge.com or on the Red Baron Facebook Page.

As part of the challenge, we'd like to invite you to enjoy your own Red Baron pizza night prize pack including:
• Red Baron pizza cutter

• Red Baron plates and napkins

• Red Baron oven mitt and

• Red Baron pizza knife

• One free product coupon to try a Red Baron pizza of your choice.




Five lucky winners will win this prize pack!


GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking FIVE (5) winners for this contest. Five winners will win a Red Baron pizza night prize pack including Red Baron branded pizza cutter, paper plates, napkins, oven mitts, pizza knife, and free product coupon for a Red Baron pizza.

MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

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Winner will be chosen on July 11, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
Disclaimer-
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You can read more about my blog policies in my disclaimer.
Sammi's Blog Of Life Follows All New FTC & Facebook Laws for Reviews & Giveaways.
IF YOU DO NOT CORRECTLY ANSWER MY CONTEST QUESTION, YOUR COMMENT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REJECTED.




Mini Babybel Cheese Review

I'm a cheese fanatic. A delicious piece of cheese bursting with flavor on a cracker is something that I enjoy often. The little things in life make me happy and why not stop and enjoy life with fabulous cheese?



Mini Babybel is known for its unique packaging which consists of a netted bag in which each piece is encased in red wax. Numerous flavors of Mini Babybel are offered across the world. The original Mini Babybel, a Dutch Edam variety, is encased in red wax. There are currently eight flavors offered in the U.S.: Original, Sharp Original, Light, Bonbel, Cheddar, White Cheddar, Swiss, and Gouda.

I’ve always loved Mini Babybel cheeses. They are perfect for throwing in a lunch or bringing them to work for a quick snack. The cheeses are encased in a unique red wax packaging that is very fun to peel too.

Mini Babybel has two new flavors, Sharp Original, and White Cheddar. They sounded delicious and I knew I had to try them!



(What the cheese looks like inside the wax.)

I sampled the White Cheddar flavor first. As I unwrapped the plastic packaging, I knew that the key to my cheesy heart awaited in the red wax packaging. I slowly peeled away the wax casing and the most delicious circle of creamy White Cheddar cheese greeted me. I had never loved shapes as much as I did in that very second! The cheese was a perfect off white color and smelled fabulous. As I took that first bite, my mouth exploded with white cheddar flavor. The cheese was cold, creamy, fabulous, and just utterly perfect. It was smooth and rich and I savored the fantastic flavor and wished it lasted more than a few mere bites. It was the best piece of cheese I’ve had in a while. The cheese was soft and very smooth and I loved that it was creamy but also very firm too.

I tried the Sharp Cheddar next. I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into the second round of cheese delight. As I unwrapped the wax packaging that separated me from the contestant who would win a date with my stomach, I knew that it was going to be delicious. The color was perfect and it looked fantastic and smelled even better. I took a bite and I was instantly met with the flavor of Sharp Cheddar perfection. The flavor was sharp but not too sharp, it was the pefect balance of sweet creamy cheese flavor meets heavenly cheddar flavor. I absolutely loved it! The cold creamy cheese treat was the perfect refreshing treat for a hot summer's day.

The cheese is 100% natural and has no artificial additives. Each Mini Babybel cheese has 60 calories which is not bad at all. You could even splurge and have two and it wouldn't ruin your day's calories. Go ahead and treat yourself today! :)





Monday, June 27, 2011

WEN Giveaway

You've all seen the infomerical for WEN, the hair care products that look like they work magic on your hair. The fabulous shampoos, conditioners, and styling products will make your hair managable, nourished, and looking amazing.





Celebrity stylist Chaz Dean presents the
Wen Hair Care, an industry-changing product line that is the first ever to exclude ordinary shampoo. What sets Wen Hair Care apart from the rest is its cleansing conditioner, a single-step process that cleanses and conditions the hair simultaneously.

Best of all, the cleansers are made with natural ingredients, and contain no sodium laurel sulfate or other damaging detergents that will not only hurt your hair, but are also bad for the environment. And unlike other ingredients the natural ones found in Wen Hair Care, create a smooth foam when mixed with water to wash more easily and gently cleanse your scalp, moisturize, strengthen, and smooth your hair.

These hair care products are awesome and your hair will look beautiful after using them. You might never go back to regular shampoo!



GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win a 3 piece Wen hair kit. The kit includes cleansing conditioner, hair mask treatment, and defining paste.

MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

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Winner will be chosen on July 10, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Caress Bodywash Giveaway

Who doesn't love an awesome bodywash? My favorite kinds are the ones that smell like a basket of fresh fruit and lather up richly; leaving you smelling like a million bucks!



Caress was created to offer women around the world affordable body washes and beauty bars that will make them feel beautiful, irresistible and confident from the moment they steps out of the shower. Great skin is your secret beauty weapon – and Caress gives you exquisitely fragranced and beautifully silky-smooth skin so you can declare your beauty everyday.

I have been using Caress beauty bars for years and truly love them. Caress has introduced two new body washes, Sheer Twilight and Scarlet Blossom. These new scents smell so great! I also love the pretty packaging and design.

Caress® Fine Fragrance Elixir Body Washes deliver long-lasting fine fragrance that lasts long after you’ve showered. The
sophisticated, multi-layered fine fragrances were developed by top experts at fragrance houses Givaudan & International
Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) and are being featured at the highest level of fragrance from Caress. Developed with silky
fragrance infusion, the Fine Fragrance Elixirs blend exquisite fragrance and great moisturization in one body wash so you
can have it all!



Sheer Twilight™

with Silky Fragrance Infusion™

Fragrance Pearls™ with the scent of Black Orchid and Juniper Oil

Want to be enchanting without a spoken word?

Caress® Sheer Twilight - a finely fragranced body wash infused with Fragrance Pearls which release the scent of Black Orchid and Juniper Oil. This alluring fragrance, inspired by exotic blossoms at the peak of their bloom, lingers on your soft skin long after you step out of the shower.



Scarlet Blossom™

with Silky Fragrance Infusion™

Fragrance Pearls™ with the scent of Red Lychee and Patchouli Oil

Want to be enchanting without a spoken word?

Caress® Scarlet Blossom - a finely fragranced body wash infused with Fragrance Pearls which release the scent of Red Lychee and Patchouli Oil. This alluring fragrance, inspired by exotic blossoms at the peak of their bloom, lingers on your soft skin long after you step out of the shower.



GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking TWO (2) winners for this contest. Two winners will win a Caress body wash, either Scarlet Blossom or Sheer Twilight.

YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

2. Please tell me which body wash you would like to win. (1 entry)

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Winner will be chosen on July 9, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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IF YOU DO NOT CORRECTLY ANSWER MY CONTEST QUESTION, YOUR COMMENT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REJECTED.



Friday, June 24, 2011

NSF International Giveaway

Summer's here! Time to fire up those grills and have a fun BBQ with friends and family.




NSF International is a nonprofit organization that is committed to protecting public health and safety by developing standards and certifying products against those standards – would like to share a list of its top tips for picnic and grilling safety.

NSF would love to share some picnic safety tips with you.

1) Put perishable foods (i.e. hot dogs, cut fruits and salads) in individual containers on the bottom of the cooler with ice packs on the top:

This method provides the best insulation for foods that need to remain cool and helps prevent cross contamination. Transport uncooked meats in a separate cooler from ready-to-eat foods



2) Put cold drinks (i.e. sodas, juices, etc.) in a separate cooler:

This method avoids having the cooler containing perishable foods being constantly opened and closed.



3) Carry the cooler in the passenger area of the car:

Keeping the cooler in the passenger area instead of in the trunk allows the air conditioning to help keep the contents cool.



4) Avoid taking dishes to a picnic that contain uncooked or unpasteurized eggs, such as homemade salad dressings or mayonnaise:

Use pasteurized eggs or egg products to make these items. Food items containing properly prepared homemade or store-bought mayonnaise need to be kept cold until just before serving.



5) Wash produce such as melons prior to serving:

Bacteria can be present on the exterior of melons and can be carried into the edible section when cutting it.



6) Do not prepare food more than one day before your picnic unless it is to be frozen:

Cooking foods in advance allows for more opportunities for bacteria to grow. Be sure to reheat pre-cooked foods to at least 165°F before serving.



7) Remember the one-hour rule:

Do not consume any perishable foods that have been sitting out beyond one hour on days where the temperature is over 90°F. On cooler days (under 90°F), perishable foods should be returned to the cooler or discarded if not eaten within two hours.



8) Throw out leftovers:

Since most picnic leftovers have been sitting out for more than 1 - 2 hours and have had many people handling them, throw them out. The more time that food has been sitting at unsafe temperatures, the more likely harmful bacteria has grown.



9) Wash hands before eating or handling food:

Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before eating or handling food. If you're eating where there’s no source of clean water, bring soap, water and paper towels or have disposable wipes or hand sanitizer available.

To help you with your BBQ, NSF wants to give a lucky winner a grilling prize pack!

One lucky winner will receive NSF certified icepacks, NSF certified meat thermometer, NSF apron, and NSF certified tupperware.






GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win a grilling prize pack consisting of NSF certified icepacks, NSF certified meat thermometer, NSF apron, and NSF certified tupperware.

YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

2. Please tell me why you'd love to win this prize pack. (1 entry)

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Winner will be chosen on July 7, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
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Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mountain Dew Review and Giveaway

I'm not a gigantic soda drinker, but I do enjoy a glass or two every once in a while of it. The brand of soda that I drink the least is Mountain Dew. I am not saying that I dislike it, but I just prefer Sprite or Diet Coke. I recently learned that Mountain Dew has come out with some new flavors that sound interesting, and I wanted to try them.



PepsiCo is a Fortune 500, American global corporation headquartered in Purchase, Harrison, New York, with interests in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages, and other products. PepsiCo was formed in 1965 with the merger of the Pepsi-Cola Company and Frito-Lay, Inc. PepsiCo has since expanded from its namesake product Pepsi to a broader range of food and beverage brands, the largest of which include an acquisition of Tropicana in 1998 and a merger with Quaker Oats in 2001 - which added the Gatorade brand to its portfolio as well.

You're familiar with such PepsiCo snacks as Lay's potato chips, Quaker brand foods and snacks, Fritos corn chips, Lipton teas and more. I was not aware of all the brands that PepsiCo produces until I did some research! :)

I was sent some samples of new Mountain Dew flavors to try. I received Mountain Dew Pitch Black, Mountain Dew Supernova, and Mountain Dew Typhoon.




The first thing I noticed about these soft drinks was the huge sugar content they pack. I think one flavor had 77 grams of sugar. I was shocked and also a bit nervous to drink it because that is an insane amount of sugar, so I just had a few sips of each. I also noticed these flavors were not heavily carbonated either. I loved the colors of the soft drinks though.

My favorite was Supernova. It is a magenta colored strawberry-melon flavored Dew with ginseng. The color was a pretty peach. The flavor was very refreshing and fruity and would be great on a hot summer day. The carbonation level was subtle but the flavor os the strawberry melon was very prevalent. I had never tasted a soda similiar to this before. I was intrigued.

Pitch black was grape flavored. I did not enjoy this flavor at all. The grape flavor was strong and very powerful. I am not a fan of grape. I did like the dark purple color though.

The typhoon was a a red-orange strawberry-pineapple flavored Dew. I liked this one a lot too. The flavor was crisp and refreshing and very delicious. Strawberry and pineapple go perfect together and are such a classic combination. I would love to use this in a punch for a party. I think everyone would love it.

GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking SIX (6) winners for this contest. Six winners will win a coupon for a free 12 pack of bottles or cans of any flavor of Pepsi-Cola carbonated soft drinks.


YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

2. Please tell me what soda you would choose if you won. (1 entry)

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Winner will be chosen on July 6, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hammerhead Case Giveaway

Have you just recently purchased a new Ipad 2? You have to keep it looking stylish, right? Why not accessorize your shiny new toy with an awesome case from Hammerhead?

Hammerhead Case products are designed to keep you connected and protect your investment. The company offers cases for Ipad, Ipad 2, Mac computer cases, and they also have accessories (styluses, microfiber cleaning cloths, and screen protectors.)

Can't you just see your Ipad in a fabulous new case? Picture it now...

Hard shell polymer case protects both the front and back and automatically wakes and sleeps iPad 2

Hammerhead offers cases in many different styles and colors. I can guarantee that you will find a case that you just love!

GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win an Ipad 2 Hardshell case of their choosing.

YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

2. Please tell me which case you would choose if you won. (1 entry)

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Winner will be chosen on July 5, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Whirl-A-Style Review and Giveaway

I put my hair up frequently. I like to get it out of my face. I'm pretty unoriginal with how I put it up though. I either do it in a messy bun sort of style or just a ponytail. Pretty boring right? I'm always looking for new ways to wear my hair and Whirl-A-Style has taken my request and made it a reality!



Lois Sonstegard is internationally respected as ‘THE Upstyle Hair Design Resource’. Whirl-a-Style hair accessories are also internationally recognized as the leading upstyle and hair styling design accessories in the world, with successful sales across many professional and fashion retail categories, including the salon, spa, dance, cheerleader, bridal, military, and general retail markets. Whirl-A-Style consists of three different, yet related hairstyling products: Whirl-a-Style, Klicinz and Poppi.

Whirl-A-Style is a simple to use hair styling tool designed for the woman on the go! This easy to use hair styling tool allows you to pull your hair back into a twist or bun without the need for clips or hair ties. It also has a special slit so it provides less strain and pull on the hair itself for less breakage. The Whirl-A-Style comes in 5 sizes and 12 colors.

I was sent a brown Whirl-A-Style for review purposes. I think this product is great for women, especially moms on the go who don't have time to really do their hair. This tool will allow them to still have a fun and trendy hair style, but in a much quicker way.



The hair styling tool matches my hair perfectly which is good because it blends in well. I was sent instructions and an instructional DVD with my styling tool. I've used products like this before so I figured I could easily get the hang of it. It's not as simple as I remember and it did take some practice and getting used to before I could securely have it in my hair. I have longer hair so it takes some practice when you use the tool before you get it 100% right. I like that there's so many different hair styles you can achieve by using this. I slid my hair through the slit and followed the instructions which told me to roll it up. I rolled it up and snapped it into a funky bun updo. I really like it because you can achieve elegant updo's that look like you spent hours in a salon getting it done, but for a fraction of the cost!

An informational video showing how to create a bun with the Whirl-A-Style.


The tool is easy to use once you get the hang of it, and it's fun to create many different styles. The tool stays securely in your hair and is not uncomfortable to wear in any way, and it doesn't weigh on your head either.

GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win a Whirl-A-Style hair tool.

YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!

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Suzi's Sweet Shoppe Review and Giveaway

There's nothing in this world that I love more than chocolate. I am not too much of a plain chocolate lover, oh no. My chocolate has to be busy. Even when I make brownies I throw in M&M's, and pretzel bits, etc. I love chocolate that is bold and has lots of personality. Suzi's Sweet Shoppe shares my philosophy on chocolate and for that she is a smart woman.



Suzi's Sweet Shoppe knows that creating premium chocolate is an art that requires great skill, passion and dedication. Nobody knows that better than the owners of Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe, Susan and Stan Hordych. Since opening their doors in 1998, they’ve developed and refined their unique hand-dipped chocolates and candy with absolute devotion. It’s evident in every tongue-tingling sweet they produce.

Much care and attention goes into each and every confection. Staying true to time-honored recipes and old-world craftsmanship, they use only the highest quality and freshest ingredients in all their sweets. Preparation is carefully monitored, from mixing and cooking the ingredients, to measuring and cutting the pieces.

The sweet treats at Suzi's are mouth-wateringly delicious. When you walk into the shop, you're basically walking into chocolate heaven. Whether you desire fudge, chocolate covered pretzels, truffles, gift sets, sugar free specialities and more, they have you covered. Any kind of chocolate your sugar laden heart desires, Suzi's carries.

I received a package from Suzi and it was filled with chocolate-y goodness. As I took each item out of the package my sweet tooth emerged more and more. I received a chocolate treat in the shape of an old fashioned top hat. The treat was made out of milk chocolate and had oreo cookie and marshmallow inside. I received a very large S'Mores, and a huge box of chocolate covered pretzels. Each pretzel was different and contained sprinkles, M&M's, and more! Lastly I received a large chocolate covered Twinkie with white chocolate drizzle. Oh My! Suzi really knew the key to my heart and she's turned that key quite well! :) I'm sorry that I don't have a picture of the S'Mores. I forgot to take a picture of it before I had a few bites.





So far I've only tried a few bites of the S'mores and the pretzels. The S'mores was gigantic! It was a huge chocolate covered marshmallow packin' graham cracker extravaganza. I had never seen anything like it before. It was so big that I could barely take a bite, I had to break off a piece! The only thing that I regret not doing is heating it up in the microwave, like a true S'more. I had it unheated and it was still delicious though. Upon first bite you are hit with a wave of flavors all at once. It is so delightful. You taste the sweet milk chocolate covering the crunchy and flakey graham cracker walls. Then, following that, you taste the fluffy, sweet marshmallow. Your taste buds are in chocolate nirvana and there's no stopping them! A S'mores is the perfect treat for any age. There's just something so comforting and fabulous about the combination of marshmallow, graham crackers, and chocolate. It's a magical trifecta of deliciousness.

I had a chocolate covered M&M pretzel next. Each pretzel is so pretty I had a hard time eating it! The pretzel is a very decent size. You're not eating some dinky little pretzel, mind you. This pretzel is large and in charge and packs some serious flavor. It's so visually pleasing too with the perfect chocolate color and the multi-colored M&M's. Upon first bite, you taste the milk chocolate and the crunchy, salty combination of the pretzel all at once. It's the perfect combination and the flavors swirl together and your senses are in chocolate pretzel bliss! The M&M's are crunchy and add an even sweeter twist to an already perfect treat. You can't get any better than this. It's the perfect afternoon treat too. Just pair it with a glass of milk and let the chocolate melt away all of your troubles.

I haven't tried the rest of Suzi's sweets yet, but I can guarantee you that they are absolutely fabulous. I highly recommend that you try some of Suzi's sweets in the near future. :)

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Kimberly Clark promotes Cars 2 with fun and great rewards!

I'm sure you're familiar with Cars, the popular movie for children. Well, get ready to start your engines again! On June 24th, Cars 2 is out and the characters are sure to get into a great adventure.



Kimberly Clark and Cars have joined up for a special loyalty rewards program. I love when companies reward me for using my favorite items. What a win-win!

The Kimberly-Clark integrated commercial program for Cars 2 spans the Kleenex, Cottonelle, Scott, Viva, Huggies and Pull-Up brands and provides in/centives for mom to stock up on Kimberly-Clark essentials and keep her family on track this summer.

Between now and July, consumers can find the Cars 2 promotional sticker on trusted Kimberly-Clark brands, including Kleenex facial tissue, Pull-Ups training pants, Viva paper towels, Scott paper towels, Cottonelle bath tissue and Huggies diapers and wipes.

The Kimberly-Clark and Disney program will provide mom with the solutions she needs for her job as the family’s Pit Crew Chief, while helping her earn great Cars 2 rewards for her crew—including movie tickets, coloring books, character die-cast cars and more!

The more Kimberly-Clark products mom buys for summer stock-up, the more credits she can redeem for premium Cars 2 items. Visit Kimberly Clark to learn more.

To earn Cars 2 rewards, simply purchase participating Kimberly-Clark brands with the Cars 2 label and enter the code found in the black box on the label at Kimberly Clark

Products can be purchased in multiple transactions and codes can be entered until September 30, 2011.
After you enter the code, you will receive a free gift voucher delivered by mail for die-cast Cars 2 vehicles, Visa prepaid cards, Cars 2 movie tickets and more. The more products purchased, the higher the rewards.

I received complimentary baby wipes, Cottonelle bath tissue, and Kleenex for this sponsored post. The tissues and bath tissue will are definitely needed. I do not have a baby but I know many people who do, so the wipes will come in handy for them.




The Cars 2 branded products are so cute and your child will enjoy using them when he/she sees that they are branded with their favorite movie! Make sure to take your child to see Cars 2!

*Other than the Kleenex, Cottonelle, and Huggies products that I was sent from Kimberly-Clark due to my membership at Mom Bloggers Club, I was not provided with any other compensation. This review is strictly my opinion and not influenced by anything else.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bailey's Creamers Review and Giveaway

I love experimenting with different flavors for coffee. Coffee is fabulous but sometimes it needs to be spiced up. Cinnamon hazelnut coffee with a hint of brown sugar? Delicious. How about Vanilla Chai coffee with cinnamon sprinkled in it? Even better. When I discovered Bailey's Creamers, I was in love. It was the answer to my flavored coffee obsession.



People have loved the silky, creamy richness and renowned flavor of Baileys Original Irish Cream since it was created over 30 years ago. So we thought (and soon found out we were not alone), wouldn't it be great if people could enjoy the rich flavor Baileys is known for in their coffee anytime they want? So we came up with Bailey's Coffee Creamers— delicious, non-alcoholic flavored coffee creamers, with all the quality and great taste for which Baileys is known.

Baileys comes in a variety of flavors-French vanilla, hazelnut, caramel, the original Irish cream, creme brulee, toffee almond cream, and chocolate.


I went to the store tonight after work and chose the French vanilla creamer. I had a cup of decaf coffee when I got home from the store and couldn't wait to try the new liquid deliciousness in my mug. The bottle is very stylish. It's black and features a flower on the top to represent French vanilla. The bottom has a golden brown swirl design on it, which reminds me of coffee.

The container was easy to open and poured smoothly into my mug. I could smell the creamer as I poured it and it smelled fantastic! I was just drinking plain coffee on purpose as I didn't want a flavored coffee to interfere with the taste of the creamer. I took a sip and it was wonderful. The warm coffee revived me after a long day and the taste of French vanilla was extremely prevalent. The creamer was not especially overwhelming but provided just enough of a vanilla flavor. It was delicious! It really gave my coffee personality and pizazz and I enjoyed it immensely. This was the best cup of coffee I've had in quite a long time. I am not sure I can drink my coffee without this wonderful addition now! I am looking forward to trying the other flavors from Baileys, I am sure they will be equally as great!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Voda Swim Review and Giveaway

Now that hot weather is here, I get to wear cute bathing suits to the beach and pool all the time. It's important to me that I look my best in them and have a stylish swim suit, so for that I turned to Voda Swim.



VodaSwim is a division of Voda Fashion LLC based in Los Angeles, California. Voda Swim is an upscale swimwear brand founded by Yulia and her husband Dustin. Yulia has always had a true passion for fashion. When she was a little girl she would make dresses for her dolls, sweaters for her dog, and clothes for herself. Utilizing the highest quality fabrics and comfortable designs in classic solids and beautiful prints, Voda Swim is designed for sexy, confident, and athletic women.

I love the swim suits that Voda Swim offers. They are fun, vibrant and full of personality. I was sent the Essence Envy Push Up® Tankini & adjustable scoop.

Who said less is more? The Envy Push Up® Tankini swimsuit top covers all the right areas and falls low enough to cover the mid-section, but still accentuates your sexy side. The Adjustable Scoop swimsuit bottoms can go from demure to daring with the pull of the side ties. Perfect for the woman who wants different swimwear bottoms for different occasions.


End caps are 14K gold plated and are chlorine and salt water resistant
Body: nylon/spandex, lining: polyester/spandex
Fully lined
Top: ties at neck and back
Full coverage
Made in USA

I really love this bathing suit. In the summer I go to the pool and beach a lot and it's always nice to have a new bathing suit to wear. The print of the swimsuit is really cute and reminds me of paisley. I've even gotten compliments already when I wore it the indoor pool yesterday!

The suit fits me well and is comfortable to wear although I can tell it runs a little bit small, so it might be best to order the next size up if you purchase one through the website. I love the envy push up of the swimsuit as it gives me a little bit more on top and increases your bust size 1 to 2 cups. It looks like a normal bathing suit top and gives you great support, has no sagging or underwires, and features low water absorbency. I've had my fair share of dealing with those annoying padded inserts that would pop out of your bathing suit in the wash or even when you were swimming. They left me with no support and just made my bathing suit top look awkward. It was also hard to get them back in 100% how they should be. I was very happy that this swimsuit was not like all of the other so called "push ups."

The ties on the swimsuit bottom are adjustable, although I didn't change mine at all, I prefer it the way it is. I might eventually adjust it though. I prefer a tankini rather than a bikini because it covers you more. I've washed the suit already once and it has been fine and no issues with bleeding dye or colors occured. I can't wait to wear this suit more this summer!

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