Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Excedrin Giveaway

When I get migraines, they are completely awful. I basically have to shut myself in a dark room with no light or sound and hope they go away relatively quickly. Migraines are awful and I don't wish them on anyone. I can have a migraine last anywhere from an hour to 5 hours. It's not fun at all, especially when you're at work or out. I make sure to always take Excedrin as it rapidly decreases the timeframe of my migraine. Some migraines that I get are better than others, but generally they are terrible.



Excedrin is an over-the-counter headache pain reliever, typically in the form of tablets or caplets. It contains acetaminophen (paracetamol), aspirin, and caffeine. It is heavenly headache relief in the form of a small tablet. Excedrin is the first non-prescription medicine approved by the FDA to treat all the symptoms of a migraine. I rely on Excedrin for relief and it's the only medicine I will take for a migraine.

Nearly 30 million Americans deal with migraines on a regular basis and they are three times more common in women than men. How do you deal with migraines? Have you suffered with them for years or do you get them every now on then? How do you find relief if you're at work or not at home? What are your quick-relief tips? Do certain scents or smells trigger migraines for you? Or maybe you try to activate trigger or pressure points to decrease the pain. I'd love to hear how you all deal with them.

I find that taking Excedrin at the first inkling of a migraine helps it to go away quicker than waiting to take the medicine while it has already started.




Did you know:

More than three-quarters (87%) of working Americans would give up something for an entire year to never have to go through the pain of a migraine ever again.

Eight in ten (83%) migraine sufferers confess that when they have a migraine, their family suffers as much as they do because of the impact it has on their ability to go about their regular routine.

Migraine Tips and Prevention Techniques

There are many different ways to manage migraines. There is no simple solution and every treatment plan should be individualized.

Perhaps the most important tool in tracking migraines is a migraine diary. It is used by doctors to track potential triggers and patterns related to your migraine. It helps you track food you eat when migraines occur, duration of migraines, type of pain, amount of sleep, etc.

Aerobic exercise has been shown to make an appreciable difference in reducing migraines and promoting a general sense of well-being. Even if you walk only 15 to 20minutes.

Drinking plenty of water will help you keep hydrated and can help prevent the frequency of migraine incidents.

And, when migraine pain does set in, consider finding a quiet place to rest, applying a cool compress to the back of your neck.

Talk with your doctor about an over-the-counter pain reliever like Excedrin® Migraine, which starts to relieve migraine pain in 30 minutes.

For more tips and insights, please visit www.execedrin.com/migraine.

Excedrin® Migraine and the National Headache Foundation teamed up to conduct a survey* that brings to light just how much people with migraines suffer – and how eager they are to lessen the pain and reduce the disruption in their lives. And what’s even more remarkable are the trade-offs people would make if they didn’t have to endure the pain of a migraine.

For example, did you know that:

The average migraine lasts for 12 hours for those who don’t take any medication

Nearly two-thirds (61%) of adult migraine sufferers would willingly wait in a long line rather than suffer from migraine pain

A third (33%) would give up five percent of their annual salary

Other workers would toss their vacation days (26%) or weekends (17%)

And more than half (52%) would rather visit in-laws

Excedrin would like to relieve your headache with a fabulous gift basket!


The basket includes:
A therapeutic neck wrap that can be heated or frozen
Swarovski Crystal Ear Buds to listen to relaxing music
A soothing gel eye mask
$15 iTunes gift card to purchase relaxing tunes
$50 American Express gift card for additional stress-free needs
Foot massager
Back massager

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Nostalgia Electrics Review and Giveaway

There's nothing like baking. I'm always in my kitchen whipping up a patch of peanut butter brownies or chocolate chip cookies. Especially now that the holiday season is here, I'm baking more than ever. I love that cracking some eggs in a bowl, adding flour, sugar, and various other ingredients and then stirring creates delicious baked goods. Everyone loves sweet treats and it's fun to create delicious treats that people go crazy for.



Nostalgia Electrics specializes in home entertainment and family fun. Whether you're looking for a movie theatre popcorn style machine, snow cone maker, or quesadilla maker they have you covered and much more. The machines are fun, affordable and definite conversation starters. How fun would it be to have a chocolate fountain at your Christmas party or next get together? It would be an instant hit!

I was sent a mini cupcake maker for review. I love to make cupcakes so this was right up my alley.



The mini cupcake maker allows you to cook delicious cupcakes and other pastries at home without even turning on an oven. The kit includes a handy tray for serving and displaying your cupcakes as well as a frosting injector with a variety of tips for decorating. It’s great for snack time, party time or anytime! Delectable desserts and hors d'oeuvres are ready in minutes.
Features Include:
- Makes 7 mini cupcakes at one time
- Nonstick coating
- Convenient cord storage
- Power and preheat indicator lights
- 5-7 minutes cooking time
- Includes food storage tin, decorating kit and cupcake tray

The concept of this machine is very cute, but in the long run it is easier to make cupcakes in the oven. The batter that you make is a full-sized batter that is the same amount as real cupcake batter. The machine only makes 7 cupcakes at a time and takes about 6 minutes to cook each batch. It is time consuming, and in the end I ended up making 14 brownie bites and then using the rest of the batter for making brownies in the oven. This cupcake maker would be a great activity for your daughter or grand daughter to do with her friends at a sleep over. I know I would have loved to do something like this when I was a kid. I like that it comes with a cute serving tray and decorating kit. It also comes with a recipe book which has some yummy cupcake recipes inside like lemon, chocolate, red velvet etc. I found my brownie bites recipe in the book. This would be a fantastic present for a girl who loves baked goods but isn't quite ready to bake real cupcakes yet.

Here are the brownie bites I made. They were quite yummy! They were cooked through evenly and had a great chocolate taste. Be careful though because the machine gets VERY hot after the treats are done. I advise you to use a spatula or something to wedge them out. You all know that I LOVE anything chocolate! If you're hosting a Christmas party this year, a great idea would be to make little mini decorated cupcakes with this machine to put on your dessert table. I'm sure they will all be gone instantly!



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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Greased Lightning Review

I have a whole slew of cleaning products under my sink. I frequently buy new products based off of friends and family's recommendations. I always am up for trying a new product to keep my kitchen, bathroom, and surfaces spic and span. I was hearing a lot of good things about Greased Lightning and wanted to give them a try. When I was contacted to review a bottle of it, I was thrilled!



The Greased Lightning family of super-strength degreaser products tackle today's cleaning needs. Their multi-purpose products can be used throughout the home and beyond - from kitchens and bathrooms to garages and patios.

Their everyday household cleaning products include Greased Lightning®; Greased Lightning® Bleach, Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner, Lemon Blast and Orange Blast. Once the inside of your home is clean, you can move to the garage with their line of automotive products, which includes Greased Lightning® High Performance Cleaner and Degreaser and Greased Lightning® BLAST Auto Shop Degreaser and All Wheel Cleaner.

I love that Greased Lightning is such a versatile cleaner and can be used in so many areas in the home.

I was sent a bottle of super strength Greased Lightning. The product is a multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser. It removes tough stains, grease, soap scum, mildew & more. It's also safe to use as a laundry pretreater which is a nice bonus.



The bottle is an eye-catching bright yellow. You can definitely distinguish it from the other cleaners on the store shelf or underneath your sink too. The bottle is easy to hold, not too heavy, and my fingers fit the grip perfectly. It's easy to spray as well and I had no problem with the solution not coming out. The cleaner has a noticeable smell but it is not too strong at all. The only way I can describe it is as "clean." It's that type of smell that you know your home is truly clean after using it. The solution cleaned my counter tops well and I really think it did a wonderful job! It was easy to rub in and didn't leave any residue or solution behind. I am very satisfied with the product. I will be using this cleaner on the rest of my home and I will be satisfied knowing Greased Lightning is making my house sparkly clean! :)

*DISCLOSURE* I received a bottle of Greased Lightning in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.




Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Help Review

I'm an avid movie watcher, and I enjoy watching films several times a week. There's nothing like a movie with a fabulous plot and wonderful acting. My favorite movie categories are suspense, comedy, and romances. There's nothing like curling up on the couch after work with a large bowl of popcorn and an entertaining movie.



"The Help is a film based on the bestselling novel about an aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960's, who decides to write a book detailing the African-American maid's point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis." (Quoted from IMDB.) The movie stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Bryce Dallas Howard.

I absolutely love this movie. I saw it when it first came out back in August. I was very interested in seeing it and I had heard great reviews. It looked like a very interesting story too. The movie was fantastic. I love period piece movies and the setting and clothes were right on key with the time period. The 1960's had fantastic dresses and hairstyles that I fell in love with. The actors portrayed their characters perfectly and their performances were flawless. I couldn't have asked for a better cast or acting for the movie. The civil rights movement was a very controversial time in history. The film truly showed how difficult life was for African Americans and of course African American maids back then.



I'm so glad that life isn't like this anymore and African Americans aren't treated so poorly. It was such a hard life for them back then and I'm happy that racial equality has improved leaps and bounds since the 1960's. The film captured my interest instantly and I was intrigued the whole time. When it was over I felt like it just began! I haven't seen a movie this good in a long time and I look forward to watching it again soon. If you haven't yet seen this film, I urge you to see it.





The Help arrives on DVD and BluRay on December 6th.

*DISCLOSURE* In exchange for this review I received a copy of the Help on DVD. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Stonefire Review and Giveaway

If you know me, you know that I'm a carb fiend. It's no secret! I've never met a roll, bagel, piece of toast, or any other type of bread that I didn't instantly fall in love with. A soft, warm roll with a light coating of butter is definitely the key to my heart. Bring on the carbs and everything will be okay! :)



Stonefire's mission is to provide authentic, worldly flat breads that celebrate a distinct regional taste and honor traditional baking methods and ingredients. The company creates delicious Tandoor Naan, Tandoori Roti, and Mediterranean Pocket Pitas. I've always been a huge fan of Naan bread and I was very excited when I had the opportunity to review some.

I was sent three kinds of Naan bread, 1 original, 1 whole grain, and 1 garlic.


This Naan is made with stone ground, whole grain flour, and is of course a great source of fiber. I love how Naan is so distinguishable because of the many air bubbles and pockets it has. I made a wrap for lunch today using the whole grain Naan. I put in turkey and cheese. I rolled it up and I zapped it in the microwave for a few seconds. It had such a delicious aroma and I love all of my sandwiches warmed up or grilled. The Naan had a great, chewiness to it but was still soft at the same time. The bread was very fresh and tasted perfect! I loved the beautiful wheaty color of the bread too. It had that familiar whole grain rustic taste that I love too. My turkey and cheese paired wonderfully with the bread and it was a truly satisfying lunch that I will be making again!


The garlic Naan is hand-stretched and made with fire roasted garlic and cilantro. I actually used one piece of the Naan to make a personal pizza for myself for dinner last night. I spread some tomato sauce on the surface of the bread and sprinkled shredded cheese over the top of it. I baked it for a few minutes in the oven and it came out looking bubbly, cheesy, and wonderful! I couldn't wait to devour it! I could smell the sauce, cheese, and garlic all at once. It smelled like I was cooking something simply fabulous from scratch, but I wasn't! The pizza was awesome. The Naan had a beautiful golden color to it from being in the oven. I could taste the cilantro and garlic evenly in every bite. The garlic was noticeable but not over the top where it almost became spicy. It really gave my pizza a great kick of flavor which I loved. I really enjoyed the chewiness of the Naan. Sometimes pizza crust can be hard and chewy but this was fluffy, soft, but with a bit of chew. It was just the best! The Naan provided a great blank canvas for creating a fantastic meal.

I have not tried the original Naan yet, but I will be having a piece when I have soup for dinner tonight. I expect it to be just as fabulous as the others. :)

The Naan is really versatile for creating wraps, pizzas, sandwiches, and more. Here are some recipe examples to give you some inspiration in the kitchen.


Naan Breakfast Pizza
1 package Stonefire Tandoori Naan, Original variety
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
6 strips double smoked bacon
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
4 large eggs
2tbsp finely chopped flat leaf parsley
1tbsp finely chopped chives
1tbsp thinly sliced greed onion
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

Fry the bacon in a large saute pan over medium-high heat until crisp. Let cool and cut into small pieces.

Lay the Naan bubble side up on a baking tray, sprinkle with the Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and the cooked bacon. Crack 2 eggs on each Naan and season with salt and pepper.

Place Naan on middle rack of preheated 400F oven and heat for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the egg yolks are cooked. Remove from oven and sprinkle with the parsley, chives and green onions.

Slice and serve immediately.

Chicken Naanwich with pesto mayo

2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp basil pesto (homemade or store-bought)
1 package Stonefire Authentic Tandoori Naan, Original variety
1 cooked chicken breast, thinly sliced
1 medium-sized ripe tomato, sliced
1 cup shredded lettuce
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

In small bowl, combine mayonnaise and pesto. Set aside.

Mist and heat two naan according to package instructions.

Spread pesto-mayonnaise mixture over the bottom (flat side) of both naan. Top each naan with chicken, tomato slices, and shredded lettuce. (Try to keep the ingredients away from the edges of the naan for easier roll-up.)

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Roll up naan and secure with toothpicks, if necessary, to hold together. Cut each roll-up in half. Serve immediately.


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Bridgeview Dental makes your smile whiter for life!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of JB1010 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Be in the know about Ambra Salon and European Spa

If you're in the Chicago area and you're looking for a great salon or spa, check out Ambra!



Ambra is located on 1 West Superior St on the 2nd floor. Their phone number is 312-337-5055. Ask for Jaclyn!

The services offered are spray tans, nails, facials, hair coloring, waxing, cuts and styling, massages and more. They specialize in Rene Futerer, Moroccan oil, Bumble and Bumble and Keratin Complex Coppola hair products. Check out their package deals here http://www.ambrasalonandeuropeanspa.com/packages

The staff at Ambra consists of highly trained professionals dedicated to achieving and maintaining the highest degree of services for their clients. At Ambra customer satisfaction is always their main concern. They listen to your needs and consult before every service or treatment. Let them help you discover services that achieve balance and well-being in your life at their salon.

If you could become a fan of Jaclyn's Facebook page for her business, that would be most appreciated. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jaclyn-Hairstylist/155445167802471#!/pages/Jaclyn-Hairstylist/155445167802471?sk=info

Spread the word to all of your friends or family who are in Chicago!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Spaweek Giveaway

The holidays can be really stressful! You have to prepare a large meal for friends and family, buy gifts, decorate, and make sure your holiday party or dinner goes smoothly. You may be stressed or exhausted throughout the month, but you have to remember to take some time for yourself. "Me" time is always very important for de-stressing.


Spa Week is the nation’s most trusted spa and wellness resource and is dedicated to bringing the spa experience to the masses by breaking down barriers through innovation and education. Spa Week connects businesses and consumers through education and awareness and promotes the wellbeing of body, mind and spirit. Whether you would like a facial, massage, manicure/pedicure, body scrub or more, a location near you

Open your wallet, pull out your credit card, and prepare to be whisked into a relaxed state of bliss by going in for a fabulous deep tissue massage! Spa week gift cards are available at more than 4,500 locations around the US. They make a great gift!

I wish this was me right now!

Spa & Wellness Gift Cards by Spa Week are…

-On sale! Get a $100 Spa & Wellness Gift Card for just $89.99 plus a FREE gift box through December 31st. Get 10% off all other cards too! Purchase here
-Accepted at over 4,500 spas and wellness facilities across North America (browse the -Spa Directory for spas near you)
-Redeemable 365 days a year and never expire
-Welcomed for ANY spa treatment your recipient desires
-Available as a beautiful card + box set OR as an instant, printable eGift Card
-A fantastic corporate gift idea. Treat your employees and keep them motivated this holiday with the gift of spa. Customizable gift card packages, discounted in bulk.


A spa week gift card makes a fantastic gift for practically anyone. Treat your child's teacher to a manicure/pedicure, your sister to a facial, your mother to a massage, and yourself to a body scrub afterwards! :) The giftcards are the perfect size for a stocking stuffer gift. Who doesn't like to be pampered?

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Les Pets En Voyage Review

How often do you go on trips and bring back souvenirs for friends or family? You wouldn't normally think of your beloved pets, but why not bring them something back too? It's hard to find something for them that's customized to your trip, but I now have the answer for you! It's important to make your pets feel special and loved too. :)



Les Pets En Voyage is a really unique idea. The owner, Abby Kass started the company with the thought of having a special souvenir meant just for dogs. The website offers New York City themed rain ponchos, travel water/food bowls, bandanas, dog toys, and a catnip toy too. Why not show your special furbaby that you thought of them when traveling without them? Order your dog a poncho and you can relive your own trip memories while your pet enjoys the souvenir.

Colby doesn't have a rain poncho and I knew I had to have a NYC themed one for her! I picked out her size and pretty soon the rain poncho arrived in the mail. I couldn't wait to try it on her.

Doesn't Colby look cute? :)

The poncho is absolutely adorable. It fits her perfectly and she actually seems to enjoy wearing it! I think it is comfortable on her and it is a great length too, since she is a small dog. She doesn't always love clothes or jackets on her. I like that the hood of the poncho covers her head too so she doesn't get wet. The material of the poncho is waterproof and lightweight. It's made well and seems built to last. The poncho is perfect for quick bathroom trips outside. The pattern of the poncho is so cute and I love all of the bold and vibrant NYC themed drawings on it. The yellow color of course matches NYC cabs! When you're not using the poncho, simply fold it up in the pouch that it comes in for easy storage. It also has a clip so it can be attached to your belt, purse, or leash for convenient access. It is easy to pack in luggage for your upcoming Thanksgiving or Christmas trip.

If you want your dog to brave the rain in style, Keep Les Pets En Voyage in mind. Any item would be a perfect Christmas present for a NYC native or a former NYC native's dog. Keep your fond NYC memories close to your heart and your dog's too. :)

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Les Pets En Voyage for the complimentary pet poncho in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Dog's Bakery Review and Giveaway

Pets are our furry babies. We play with them, spend time with them, and make sure they are loved and well taken care of. Why not spoil and indulge them with their favorite treats too? Of course pets can't ask for what they want by speaking, but you know that treats are always in their thoughts. :) Surprise your pet with a tasty bone and they will love you for it.



My Dog's Bakery offers dog treats that are hand decorated and hand made. You can have your dog's name written in dog friendly carob icing on a cute dog bone shaped treat! The treats come in different shapes depending on your preference. If you'd like to have your dog's picture on the bone, the company will make your pooch the star of the bone! These treats make for perfect party favors for dog birthday parties, and they come in different flavors too. The yummies would fit perfectly in your dog's stocking for Christmas too!

Colby was sent an adorable handmade dog treat in the flavor of roast beef and potato with her name on it. I absolutely love it and so does she!

Sorry for the glare in the picture.

This is the most adorable dog treat! I love how it came packaged with a pretty bow. Since Colby is a small Bichon Frise, this treat is fairly large for her. It is good because it will last her a while. The dog bone shape is very cute and her name is written in beautiful cursive on the treat. The paw prints are a very cute added extra touch too. She knew the treat was for her because I let her sniff it and she wagged her tail excitedly. I broke her off a small piece and she absolutely loved it! She instantly gobbled it up and licked her lips for more. She can be kind of picky with food sometimes. If she doesn't like something she will just smell it and walk away. When she really loves a certain food, you can instantly tell. Colby's a big fan of meat so it's no surprise that she loves the roast beef flavor of the treat. I can see Colby enjoying this treat for the next week or so.

The treats are healthy, so no need to worry about putting anything bad into your dog's body. The roast beef is low-fat and and only human-grade ingredients go into the treat. Each treat is baked fresh to order. You can guarantee that your dog will go dog-gone crazy for My Dog's Bakery! :)

GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win a roast beef and potato dog treat with their dog's name written on it.

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

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Winner will be chosen on December 2, 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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Friday, November 18, 2011

Ivory Giveaway

There's nothing like a brand that's been around for decades and decades. A brand that you can count on and trust. A product that your mother raised you on and now you're raising your children with is truly special. Brand loyalty is very important and few companies have the loyalty of over a century of fans like Ivory soap does.



Ivory provides soap that is clean, pure, and simple. It cleanses well and leaves you feeling fresh and confident. Ivory's products are bar soaps, liquid soaps, and body washes. The scents of the products are original, aloe, and lavender. Ivory is a brand that you can trust for life.

You should always have Ivory body wash and soap in your shower to be ultimately squeaky-clean!



Ivory recently updated its ad campaign for the first time in 125 years. The brand is really targeted excellently to moms and families. Ivory would really love moms to stay up to date with the latest Soap Dish happenings on their Facebook page. Participate in the ongoing chats and share your love of Ivory with other consumers and moms!

One lucky winner will be able to make even more room in their heart for Ivory! They'll win an Ivory soap prize pack featuring all 3 scents of their body washes (original, aloe, and lavender) and a 3 pack of Ivory soap bars!


GIVEAWAY RULES:
1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win an Ivory soap prize pack!

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

2. Please tell me how long Ivory soap has been in your life. (1 entry)

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12. Like Ivory Soap on Facebook for 1 entry
(https://www.facebook.com/Ivory)

13. Follow Ivory Soap on Twitter for 1 entry
(http://fr.twitter.com/#!/Ivory)

Winner will be chosen on December 1, 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-
I was provided a product in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are solely mine and not based on anything else.
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.




Thursday, November 17, 2011

Have you heard about Glasses USA?

I personally don't wear or need glasses, but I know a lot of people who do. I've seen really stylish pairs of glasses with rhinestones or a funky design on the arms. You may not always feel stylish wearing glasses, but there are some great pairs to reflect your style.



GlassesUSA offers prescription glasses online at discount prices. The company provides a 110% lowest price guarantee and a 100% satisfaction guarantee along with a generous refer-a-friend program. You truly know you're getting the lowest price with this company. The website provides deals of the week which allow you to receive unbeatable prices on discounted prescription eyeglasses too.

Stop by GlassesUSA.com today. If you're on a tight budget, you can definitely get your money's worth here.

Your needs are definitely met. If you're looking to buy glasses or eyeglasses, it couldn't be easier! The site has a very user-friendly layout and you can find what you need by certain category.

I promise you will be a satisfied customer! If you're looking to buy glasses or eyeglasses online, this is your go-to company.

This is virtually the mecca for eyeglasses. You don't need to go anywhere else. Whether you need bifocals, multifocals, women, or men's, they have you covered and more. You can even pick the frame and shape of the glasses that appeals to you. I like that there's so many choices so that there's a favorite for anyone.

Wouldn't you love to buy a fabulous pair of eyeglasses without breaking the bank?

"THANKS"giving Sale:
Take 20% off any frame in our iSee Eyewear collection and get free shipping within the US. Code: iSee20FS (you can find the collection here: http://www.glassesusa.com/isee-eyewear)
Use the code Blog10 to take 10% off any order of prescription glasses.

*DISCLOSURE* I received monetary compensation for this post. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.






Furniture Fix Giveaway

Furniture doesn't always last forever, even though you might want it to. That beloved old chair in your living room is looking a little worn and saggy, don't you think? It also might be time to fix that couch in your family room too. Don't waste your money by buying new furniture! Fix your old furniture and make it look new again!



Furniture Fix helps to lift and fix your sagging furniture. The product has six panels that are effortless to assemble. The panels directly interlock to one another and are customizable, making the Furniture Fix accessible to your sofas, chairs or beds. In addition, the panels are exclusively made to support heavy use.

You all know that couch that you can't bear to get rid of. You've had it in your basement for years but it's everyone's favorite because it's so comfortable. In recent years it's become saggy and has no support. Once you sit down on it, it's very hard to get back up again! Does this sound right? Furniture Fix would be great to save it a trip from Couch Heaven.




Have your kids jumped on your bed or couch way too much, causing internal damage? Won't it be great to fix the furniture and sit comfortably in it again? The couch and bed will become firm and like new again!

This household staple would also be a great gift for your elderly father or mother or relative who has sagging furniture. They will absolutely love being able to sit and relax in their favorite recliner again comfortably.

The product is easy to install and is secure in place in minutes. Save your hard-earned money and bring your furniture back to life!

Check out this video on how Furniture Fix works:


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1. I will be picking ONE (1) winner for this contest. One winner will win a Furniture Fix to repair their furniture!

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Winner will be chosen on November 30, 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, November 16, 2011

Can I ask you all a favor?

My company is looking for more likes on their clients' Facebook pages. I would love it if you could "like" these pages! Check out the great products and spread the word!

https://www.facebook.com/arknaturals
https://www.facebook.com/GreenCoffex
https://www.facebook.com/KamutWheat
https://www.facebook.com/nourishea
https://www.facebook.com/RadiusToothbrushes

Thank you!



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Some good deals to consider

Check out these awesome social spark deals!







Ivory Soap Media Party

Last week I had the pleasure of attending an Ivory soap media party. The party was for Ivory's new campaign which hadn't been updated in 125 years! The event was also to announce the new spokesmom which was Melissa McCarthy. It was a fabulous introduction into Ivory's new focus.



Ivory's target audience is mostly moms and women and I enjoyed hearing how moms trust Ivory for their children and it's a lifelong brand choice. Ivory's new commercials and ad campaign are fun and whimsical and really get their message across perfectly.

The party was a lot of fun and I appreciated the opportunity to be invited. I always love a good party! I know a lot of my readers are moms and I'm sure they use Ivory soap in their house. I'd love to hear how long you've been a loyal consumer.

Melissa is a great spokesmom for the brand. She is fun, funny, and very honest. It's just what Ivory needs!

Here's some pictures from the event.







*DISCLOSURE* I was not compensated for this post. I was invited to the event and all thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.