Holiday Giveaway: Eat Dutch Waffles -8 Pack with Tin

Win a 8 pack of Eat Dutch Waffles in a Decorative Tin

The season of out of town visitors and early morning are upon us, along with long conversation over a cup of tea or coffee. One of my favorite things to have with coffee and tea is the Dutch Stroopwaffel. The Stroopwaffel is a waffle cookie that is chewy, and syrup flavored.

To make your mornings and gatherings more tasty one person will win a Decorative Tin full of Traditional Eat Dutch Waffles Stroopwaffel’s.

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SoapSox Bath Scrub: Hunter the Gator Review

SoapSox Bath Scrub: Hunter The Gator Review & Giveaway

When I was young I loved bathes, and I loved playing in the bathtub. I would pretend that my toys were a town, and the washcloth was an evil blanket meant to cover the world from the sun. I started this like with an imagination, and as I aged and got older my imagination changed but the fun of bath time did not.

A couple of years ago I was watching Shark Tank, as I often do, and saw these super cute character wash cloths for kids. My first thought at the time was that I wish they had those when I was a kid and wondered why it had taken to long to bring something like this to market. Since that day I have not forgotten about that company, and when I recently received an opportunity to get a SoapSox for myself, I was excited.

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Dancing Deer Baking Co: Baked Holiday Treats and Delicious Gifts

Baked Holiday Treats and Delicious Gifts from Dancing Deer Baking Co. + a Giveaway

 

Sometimes gift giving can be an emotional rollercoaster. There are many things to consider such as the type of git, the recipient and the message behind the gift. Recently my husband started a new job and with the holidays are approaching we are already thinking of gift giving to a couple of co-workers that have made the transition.

Since  we are still getting to know these people so I have started looking for gifts that would be appropriate yet thoughtful. Earlier in the year I did a review for Dancing Deer Baking Co, and as it happens they also have a wide selection of baked treats that would make great gifts!

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Holiday Giveaway: Win a Family Cremo Shave Cream Set

Cremo for the Family – Shave Cream Giveaway

Cremo Company wants to help your family get ready for the holiday season so they have generously offered to give three of their shaving creams to help one ready ensure their family is holiday ready!

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InStyle Parties Review

InStyle Parties: The Complete Guide to Easy, Elegant Entertaining All Year Round – Review & Giveaway

Ever since I was a teenager I have loved planning parties. There is only one problem – I have a great idea but my execution always seems a bit off my imagination. I start off with lofty ideas, pinterest boards and boundless motivation, but I always fall short.

With the season of entertaining upon us I know I could use any party planning help I can get. With that said, I was thrilled when I saw the new book InStyle Parties: The Complete Guide to Easy, Elegant Entertaining All Year Round by the Editors of INSTYLE. Continue reading

Zakia’s Morocco: Moroccan Hammam Home Spa Kit Review

Zakia’s Morocco: Moroccan Hammam Home Spa Kit and Shea Butter – Review & Giveaway

There is nothing like the spa experience, the feeling of being freshed and ready for what ever comes next. The downside to spa days is the cost, often times they are expensive and once they are over, they are over.

One of the best gift I ever received was a “spa at home kit” which brought the spa experience home. I love trying new spa treatments, and giving myself an excuse to decompress  without feeling guilty.  When I received an email about a traditional Moroccan Home Spa Kit from Zakia’s Morocco, I knew I wanted to give it a try.

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Balmshot: *NEW* Raspberry Lip Balm Review

BALMSHOT: Natural Organic Raspberry Lip Balm Review + Giveaway

One of my absolute favorite things is when a company that I love, releases a new product that will bolster their current product line. Since I go through an adequate amount of lip balm, and am always looking for one that moisturizes, protects and has a pleasant flavor. When I recently heard that BALMSHOT Lip Balm had released a new lip balm that contained raspberry, I knew I wanted to try it and it comes in one of the more unique packages I have seen, as well as being a base of beeswax SPF 15 lip balm.

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AliveCor: Kardia Mobile Review

Heart Monitoring with the AliveCor: Kardia Mobile EKG Monitor

A couple of months ago I took my father in for a fairly routine surgery. I was suppose to drop him off, and  hours later pick him up. Instead a mere minutes after dropping him off I was getting a call that a cardiologist needed to speak to me immediately and I had a decision to make.

As it turned out, as they were completing this “routine” surgery, my father passed a clot and had a heart attack on the table. As I would later hear he thought it was a severe acid reflux until it was not going away. I was lucky, since he was on the table, they were able to do everything they needed.

As we would learn, the clot traveled to an artery that happened to be clogged, and since he was pumped with drugs to break up the clot, that is what happened when it hit that clog. Here is the issue – he never knew he had an artery that was 99% clogged.

When the dust settled, and stints put in to improve blood flow, the questions began. Ever a diligent man, he went for his yearly testing and listened to the doctors instructions, but we quickly realized this was not enough, he needed to take hold of his heart health.

When I was recently approached AliveCor makers of the Kardia Mobile the timing could not have been more perfect and more timely.

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Bobo’s: Limited Edition Gingerbread Oat Bars Review

Bobo’s: *Limited Edition * Gingerbread Oat Bars Review and Giveaway

If there is one thing that is ubiquitous this time of the year is seasonally flavored food. These  include pumpkin, pumpkin spice, cranberries, mint, and of course gingerbread.

Gingerbread is versatile and can be served soft or hard. When served hard it can create beautiful houses that show the creators imagination. When soft it can product cookies that are full of flavor and chewy. There is also another wonderful use of gingerbread is in forms that can be added to other foods.

One way that gingerbread is making its seasonal presence know is with Bobo’s Oat Bars Limited Edition Gingerbread Oat Bar.

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Orivet: Feline DNA Testing Review

Orivet: Feline DNA Testing Review & a Giveaway

There is no doubt that Maggee chose us, when we went into the room to “get to know”: her she jumped in my lap and then my husbands. We took that as a very definite move towards he choosing us.

Not a lot was known about our girl, we know she was shuttled between homes due to issues beyond her control, and had a litter of kittens. We both love our girl so much, we want to know more about her including her health and hereditary things that can affect her.

When I had the opportunity to get her DNA tested by Orivet I was super excited to glean a little more about a creature that I really know nothing about.

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