Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Amanda's Scents and Dreams Review and Giveaway!

So after Amanda's Scents and Dreams sponsored items in my 1000 Facebook Fan Appreciation Giveaway, and my readers told me how awesome her products were, I decided to try her products out for myself. I have to say I am more than impressed! I purchased some chunk tarts that you melt (kind of like Scentsy) but these are 100% soy and come in a variety of scents that aren't offered by Scentsy. My new favorite is Autumn Harvest. I would describe the smell to Russian Tea (you know the instant stuff you can make with Tang and Instant Lemon Tea). The smells are not over powering and offer a great accent to any room. I also loved the Artic Air it is mild and has a mint smell that I adore! I also purchased the Healing Salve. The salve comes in a 1 oz tub and is made with St John's wort, Yarrow, calendula herbs infused in Organic Olive oil, Beeswax, Lavender and Tea tree the fragrance is as soothing as the salve. My sister was complaining of her foot itching and would not stop scratching so last night I put some salve on it and within moments all had calmed down. Her products are homemade and a purchase from her is a purchase supporting a working mother. The shipping was SO fast (I ordered on Friday morning and received my order on Monday afternoon) and everything was great! Amanda also offers a variety of candles, facial products, foot care products, headache salve, organic cleaner and much more. You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AmandasScentsandDreams7/
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Review and Giveaway!

Whispered Music is the latest book in the London Fairy Tale series by Rachel Van Dyken. This story follows Dominique the Royal Prince of Russia (also known as the Beast) and Isabelle (also known as Beauty) the sister of Rosalind (whom we met in Upon a Midnight Dream). We are introduced to Dominique towards the end of Upon a Midnight Dream as he is purchasing Isabelle from her father...Whispered Music starts with a glimpse into Dominique's horribly tragic past. Because of this past he has built walls and barriers around his heart trusting only a few (one of those few being Hunter Wolfsbane). Isabelle has led a very sheltered life with Rosalind and Gwen (her sisters) and her very crazy mother (her father having died in Upon a Midnight Dream). Dominique is an eccentric person and when Isabelle asks him why he bought her he answers simply "Because when I saw you the music changed." It is a funny and sad journey as Isabelle tries to win the heart and trust of Dominique. Hunter tries to help in his own way (though sometimes is more hurt than help) but it is great to get to know the characters of Rachel's next stop in the London Fairy Tale Series! Oh and at the end of the book you get a glimpse of Hunter's story that is in the works all I have to say is OMG! I was begging for more but alas I have to wait! ANYWAYS on to the giveaway!!! Rachel is graciously giving 3 (yes I said 3) of my readers a copy of Whispered Music! For one of my winners I will also throw in a $15 Amazon Gift Card! So enter now! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Mom Powered Media proudly presents the Bounciest Giveaway Ever!

The Castle Bounce N' Slide w/hoop is a spacious bounce house with castle top keeps your kids active all year round. Compact size allows it to be used indoors, such as in the basement, during cold or rainy days. Attractive bright colors perfect for parties. Jumping area of 77 in x 77 in and slide length of 60 in. Inflated basketball hoop attached.

  • Inflated size 12 ft x9 ft x7 ft H.
  • Velcro opening for safe and easy access into and out of the bouncer.
  • Powered by a strong UL blower (included).
  • Heavy duty commercial grade material bouncing surface.
  • Heavy-duty puncture proof materials with double to quadruple stitches.
  • Long (approx. 6 ft) fill tube allows blower to be placed away from the bouncer.
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  • Indoor and Outdoor Use.
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Giveaway ends September 3rd at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

YA Book Review~Ruby Blue~

Recently I had the privilage of reading a YA book called Ruby Blue and I have to say it was wonderful! Normally the fantasy books I read are set in a different time period but this one was set in mondern times and I have to say I really liked that twist. ALSO the book was written as though Ruby is telling you the story and that was really neat!
Ruby Blue is just an ordinary 17 year old. She has just started summer break, she lives at home with her parents and her annoying younger brother (I can relate to that!) and she is working in town trying to save up for a car. She has a crush (Nick) and some great friends and has plans to spend the summer with them. OH I forgot to mention Ruby can see fairies! She discovered this when she was 5 and until this summer it has been a great thing, but that is about to change. Strange things start to happen in her little town and Ruby is caught in the middle of it. She starts to see something else, something that she hasn't seen before and it may be the cause of the weird stuff going in. Ruby has to decide if she wants to risk her well being and sanity to help her fairy friends and all the while she is discovering more about herself. I truly recommened this book for any age! It is great to read about Ruby and her magical life and how she handles situations and her friends.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Paisley Tea Co. Organic Tea Review and Giveaway

Surrounded by coffee drinkers, here in America, it is sometimes really hard for me to get a really good cup of tea. Coffee has never been a favorite of mine so I turn to tea for my morning pick-me-up. My favorite has always been Earl Grey originally due to the fact that Captain Picard always ordered it :) (yes I am a trekkie!) and then after I tasted it I fell in love with the flavor! While my local grocery store has versions that are drinkable I have struggled to find one that both satisfies my taste for strong flavors and support of sustainable sources (that way I can enjoy my tea for years to come!) I am SO happy to announce that I have found a company that more than supplies both of my needs! Paisely Tea Co. (a division of Two Leaves and a Bud tea company) came to life in March of 2012. Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Company is based in Basalt, Colorado and was founded in 2005 by Richard Rosenfeld who, after travelling the world for business, became frustrated at not finding a quality "cuppa" tea at home. They have a commitment to provide exceptional whole leaf tea from only the best harvests. Also all of the tea is certified organic, Fair Trade and Non-GMO Project verified. I found the Paisley tag line "more than one might expect" a very true statment indeed.
For this review I had the pleasure of trying both the Double Earl Grey and the English Breakfast. They were both AMAZING! The English breakfast was aromatic and light (as it should be) and for the Earl Grey I didn't think it was possible to have so much flavor packed in to one tea packet! Personally I prefer my tea hot with cream and sugar. I used less cream and sugar than I normally do because I wanted the flavor to shine and shine it did! I have to say I will NOT be going back to my boring store bought tea again!
OH I almost forgot the best part (at least for me) this tea is TOTALLY affordable! 1 box of the Earl Grey is only $5.95 and can be purchased online at So for those that want to step out of borning and ordinary (at least when it comes to tea) my recommendations is Paisely Tea Co! I have to say that I am quite impressed with them and can only come to the conclusion that if thier English style tea is this good than the rest of the flavors that they offer will be just as exceptional. So if English tea is not your forte they do offer 19 different varieties including green tea, chamomile, chai and others! Now for the giveaway! Two Leaves Tea Company has offered to give 2 of my readers a chance to taste Paisely Tea for themselves. Each winner will get 2 boxes of tea from the Paisley tea line (winners choice). Enter below in the rafflecopter form and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Welcome to Giveaway Promote's Anniversary Giveaway!

We've joined Giveaway Promote in celebrating their first anniversary.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Upcoming Giveaway!!!

Hey guys I have some AWESOME giveaways coming up soon...here is a preview of one :) AND if you are a fellow blogger they are STILL taking sign ups!

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Prize: BounceLand Castle Bounce N' Slide

The event dates: 8/13 - 8/27

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