Saturday, June 23, 2012

Support Small Businesses Giveaway!

Okay so I know that the Saturday after Black Firday is "OFFICIALLY" Support a Small Business Day but these small businesses need support all year long. That is why I am going to do a giveaway so you can support a small business. The small business person I am choosing for this giveaway (and depending on how well this goes I might do one a month) is my Avon Rep Gloria Louthan. Yes even though Avon is a big company their driving force is still individual reps. Now Gloria just started Avon (she has been my Scentsy rep for a while) and is one of the most customer focused people I have ever met. Avon itself makes quality products at reasonable rates. Personally I like the fact that I don't have to go to a store to get my makeup! This is a picture of the real person that you may or may not ever meet in real life but if you choose her as your Avon rep you will interact with her on a regular basis. She makes spending your money fun! Now Gloria is offering a $20 credit to her Avon store for this giveaway. It will last 2 weeks and the winner will be able to not only be able to buy some cool stuff everyone that enters gets to meet a great part 2!!! I am doing a secondary giveaway for a $10 credit (this is from me) to Gloria's Scentsy store. So by reading this 1 post you get 2 great giveaways!!! So enter and good luck! DONT forget to support a small business today!!! a Rafflecopter giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, June 22, 2012

Upon A Midnight Dream Review and Giveaway

Do you just love the classic fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast? Well I know I do, but what I love even more is taking a classic that you may or may not like and reading a new spin put on it. That is what one of my favorite authors is doing now! Rachel Van Dyken has started a new series called the London Fairy Tales and the first of her books is Upon a Midnight Dream (A new spin on Sleeping Beauty). If you read the House of Renwick series (especially the last book The Redemption of Lord Rawlings) then some of these characters are somewhat familiar (and I LOVE the fact that Rachel did that!!!!) Oh and the story doesn't have that "Oh THIS One Again" feeling that you can sometimes get...Anyways to continue with the review Roslind was betrothed to the Duke of Montmouth who was supposed to be dead but Stefan was far from it. After being shipwrecked on an island Stefan some how escapes and comes back to London releasing Rosalind from the betrothal contract and, much to her embarassment and Stefans surprise, she faints. Coming back to her senses she returns to her home and tells her father that she was released from her bethrothal her father says "What have you done?" and then dies...apparently a gypsy cursed her and Montmouth's family saying that each generation there must be one from each line to marry the breaking the betrothal starts the curse that could kill off everyone in their family. Stefan (having been apart from society for so long) is lacking in good behavior and matters of the heart, Rosalind is strong willed and wants only to be loved. Can Stefan win her heart and her hand before the curse takes them all, or is there something more sinister going on? Find out when you read Upon a Midnight Dream. Now for the giveaway part :) Rachel has graciously offered a copy of Upon a Midnight Dream to one of my lucky winners and I am throwing in a $10 Amazon gift code! Good Luck to all! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, June 15, 2012

June EXTREME Cash Giveaway

Welcome to the June Extreme Cash Giveaway! Short Round Reviews has teamed up with Oh My Gosh Beck!, couponing4you, For Him and My Family, Vegetarian Mamma, News Wahl, Life With Levi and other awesome blogs to bring you the chance to win a huge cash prize! This giveaway runs for a whole month, so don’t worry if you don’t have time to do all the entries at once. And don’t forget there are daily entries as well so come back every day to rack up all the entries you can. Giveaway is open worldwide and ends July 13th at 11:59 PM EST. Good luck a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Guest Spot $50 Pay Pal Giveaway!

Hey Readers, I have another awesome giveaway for you. I have teamed up with How About Free and several other bloggers to bring you a $50 Pay Pal (or gift card of your choice) Giveaway!!!! Go to and enter to win today! Hurry though this contest ends Friday!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce

I was recently given the chance to review and yes giveaway Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce. This was my first time trying this product and I have to say this stuff is SO good. If you are a fan of worcestershire sauce or tamarind then you will LOVE LOVE LOVE this! It was the perfect balance of savory and sweet with a very small amount of heat (and trust me I am a wimp so it is very small). A little about the company...Bob Edson came up with this sauce in 1968 but it wasn't until 1982 (a very good year if I do say so myself) that the term "All Purpose Sauce" was added since this is SO much more than a steak sauce. Country Bob's does sell more products than just their signature sauce. They also sell Country Bob's Seasoning Salt, Country Bob's Spicy, Apple Chipotle, and Honey Habanero All Purpose Sauces as well as Barbeque Sauce. You can order these online at as well as stores all over the country. So included with my 2 bottles was a little information/recipe booklet and I figured the best way to try this sauce was to make a couple of the recipes. The first recipe I tried was Country Bob's Little Smokies. So a little bit about this was I was going to make this for my Monday night ladies group but I had to double the recipe when my two little sisters got a hold of them! Needless to say they were a hit and SUPER easy to prepare. Country Bob's Little Smokies 1 pound little smokies 1 T onion minced fine 2 C Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce In skillet brown smokies and set aside. Add onion to skillet and saute til translucent, add sauce and smoies back to skillet til warmed thru and serve! The second recipe that I made was Country Bob's Cocktail Sauce. I have to be honest here I was really skeptical because I am very particular about my cocktail sauce, however in the spirit of trying something new I made this...I will never go back to my old cocktail sauce again!!!! OH MY is all I have to say :) This stuff was AMAZING! Country Bob's Cocktail Sauce 1/2 cup Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce 1/2 cup Chili Sauce 2 Tsp Prepared Horseradish (you can use more or less depending on how hot you want it) Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve with shrimp, seafood, or veggies I had a lot of fun reviewing this product which is now going to be a staple in my home...NOW for the giveaway. Country Bob's has most wonderfully agreed to send out 2 bottles to 2 of my readers! Entering is really simple just fill out the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!!! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sweet N Sour Deals 9k CELEBRATION!!!

To Celebrate Sweet N Sour Deals accomplishment of reaching 9,000 fans Sweet N Sour Deals, Lord Nut Levington, SaraLee's Steals and Deals, The Steady Hand, Short Round Reviews with some other really great bloggers have teamed to bring you this sweet giveaway! Since this is such a great stepping stone for Sweet N Sour Deals we are offering 7 prizes for 7 lucky winners! Oh yea we said it! 7 winners! How do you like the odds on this one huh? Pretty good right! Look below for the sweet prizes!

The Prizes are:

3 Winners will receive (1) Can of Winners Choice from Lord Nut

(1) Rev ItUp Reading Online Speed Reading Course 90 day license code

(1) Cookbook Download To Cook'n


(1) Lace Eye Mask

(1) Curly Q Beanie Size: 12 months - 3 years Measures 19" around and 8" high - will stretch to fit ARV $15.00

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway

                                                       Waltzing With The Wallflower

This enchanting novella follows the story of Lady Cordellia and Lord Ambrose. Lady Cordellia had to live the life of a servant to pay off her families debts. Her aunt and uncle bring her to London for one season and one season only. Lady Cordellia, knowing that she cant possibly make a good match, tries her best to avoid the spot light preferring to blend in with the wall. Lord Ambrose and his twin brother Anthony enjoy a good bet; the newest bet is to take the plainest lady at the ball and make her the toast of London. Lord Ambrose feels up to the challange until he realizes whom his brother and friend (Lord Wilde) have chosen. Ambrose heads towards Cordellia and asks her to dance. Cordellia thinks he is joking and tries to run away much to her aunts dismay, but is finally led (pushed) on to the dance floor. What makes this story so enchanting is reading how Ambrose (a confirmed bachelor) falls head over heels for the wallflower and watching Cordellia bloom into the beautiful, vibrant person she is inside. Of course, like every well told story, there is a twist when Cordellia discovers the wager. Can she truly trust someone who from the start has been lying to her? Read the first installment of the new Wallflower series by Rachel Van Dyken and Leah Sanders, also I was told by Rachel that the next story would be longer :) Now for the giveaway. One winner will get a Amazon or Nook copy of Waltzing With The Wallflower AND a $10 Amazon e-giftcode! This giveaway will be open til Saturday so Enter!!! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Special Congrats to all of the winners today! Belinda, Staci, and Tina! If I can get to 150 likes on my Facebook page by Tuesday I will giveaway another $5 Amazon card to whomever referrs the most people by then! Keep coming back because I have more reviews and giveaways coming in the next week and beyond!