Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween
As jack-o-lanterns light the night
And Autumn breezes blow,
As golden leaves swirl 'round about
And tree limbs bow down low,
As October waves one last goodbye
Before it leaves the scene,
This comes especially to wish you a Happy

Saturday, October 30, 2010

All Hallow's Eve - Creepy Crawl {{Oct 29-31}}

To Participate:

-Creep to each of your host's haunted blogs & follow them.
-Leave a creepy comment & we will follow you back.
-Crawl to as many blogs as you like, follow & comment
-Follow back anyone that follows you!
-Run if you see dark shadows lurking about

~Happy Halloween To All~

Friday, October 29, 2010

Kaite Up and Down the Hall AudioBook Giveaway-3 Winners!


Katie Up and Down the Hall~By Glenn Plaskin

The True Story of How One Dog Turned Five Neighbors into a Family 
A personal memoir by bestselling author and celebrity journalist Glenn Plaskin, KATIE is a moving story about a man who discovers the true meaning of family after adopting a cocker spaniel puppy. Through the magnetic personality of his mischievous dog, the author soon makes powerful connections with several of his down-the-hall neighbors in a high-rise located in the unique Battery Park City neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. First, Katie trots into the lives of Pearl and Arthur, a warm-hearted elderly couple just a few doors down from Glenn. Later, John, a single Dad, and his rambunctious young son, Ryan, also move in and are seduced by Katie's charms.

All of their lives are profoundly changed as they are transformed from neighbors to friends to family, with Pearl as matriarch. The motherless boy finds a "Granny"; his Dad inherits a mother, Glenn discovers a confidante. Set in New York City, we witness nearly sixteen years of antics and family adventures spanning Hollywood high times, bad health, accidents, blustery winters, even the terrors of 9/11. Through it all, the family clings to each other, sharing a deep bond that give each comfort, support and security.

Based upon a widely-read article in Family Circle, here is an unforgettable story about the love that makes a family-one that transcends the hard realities of time, tragedy, and inevitable loss. 

Thanks to Anna at Hachette~3 of you will win Katie Up and Down the Hall AudioBook!

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Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 48 hours I will chose a new winner.
Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, {which means that if they win the same title in two or more contests, they will receive only one book in the mail. }
This contest ends on Nov 13th at 11:59 PM CENTRAL TIME

Scandle Candle Review & Giveaway!*CLOSED*

I love massage oils and candles~don't you?  

That is why I was super excited to review the Scandle Shimmering  Candle!

And~The Shimmering Candle comes in over 13 body safe fragrances too.

Made from 100% natural ingredients, Scandle’s Shimmering Body Candle is the first candle to~
  • Give Skin a Natural Shimmer
  • Hide Wrinkles & Imperfections by Deflecting Light
  • Hydrate Skin
  • While Adding Aroma & Ambiance to Any Setting
I love it! It just makes my skin feel so soft and smooth and the scent is fantastic!

Scandle  burns at just 2 degrees above body temp to produce a soothing body oil so  Scandle Essentials Travel Candle is perfect for massage, cuticle treatments, pedicures.or as an everyday moisturizer.

The Scandle is made from 100% natural ingredients including soy butter, shea butter, jojoba & Vitamin E and comes in 4 fragrances. 

  • Calming Blend
  • Uplifting Blend
  • Sensual Blend
  • Detoxifying Blend

Taken From Their Site~

Experience the ultimate spa massage with the aromatherapy effects of our Scandle Essentials with pure essential oils. Scandle is in a square lightweight tin for easy application. Silicone band can be removed after use and used as an eco-wrist band reminder to "Reduce. Reuse. Recycle." Burn time 15-30 hours.

You can see and purchase the Scandle Essentials Travel Candles here
Or you can sign up right here to win a a Scandle Essentials Travel Candle as Charlie  has offered one of my readers to win one!
{They will pick the scent}

To Enter~

The First mandatory Entry is to become a Fan of Scandle on Facebook
Tell them DebsHere sent ya!
{This entry must be done for all entries to count} 
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  • Tell me your favorite Scandle Essentials Candle Scent!
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Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 48 hours I will chose a new winner. This contest ends on Nov 12th  at 11:59 PM CENTRAL TIME.

*This giveaway is open to the USA only!*

{Disclosure: I received the Scandle Shimmering Lotion Candle  to review for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.}

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Great Uses for Vaseline!

Our family has been using Vaseline for many years and if you are like the average American I 'll bet that you also have a jar in your medicine cabinet..This year they are celebrating their 140th  Anniversary and I would like to share the top 10 Tips that we use Vaseline For~

1~Stop Squeaking Door Hinges
It's so annoying when a squeaky door makes an ill-timed noise when you're trying to keep quiet. Put Vaseline on the hinge pins of the door. No 
more squeaks! 
2~Repair Stains, Rings, and Scratches in Wood Furniture
Cover each scratch with a liberal coat of Vaseline petroleum jelly, let sit for 24 hours, rub into wood, wipe away excess, and polish as usual. Will make it look like new again!
3~Keep Shampoo Out Of Kids Eyes
To keep shampoo out of kids eyes apply a thin layer of Vaseline on their eyebrows before you wash their hair. It will stop the suds from reaching their eyes.No more tears!
4~Cream Blush
Mix it  with your lipstick to create a cream blusher for your cheeks,as the Vaseline and lipstick make a great cream blush and it will match perfect!You can use this with all your lipstick to match all the time!
 5~White Glove Treatment
Before going to bed, soak your hands in warm water for two minutes. Pat dry and immediately cover in a thin layer of petroleum jelly. Now put on white gloves and go to bed. You will not believe how great your hands will feel the next morning!
6~Facial Cream
My grandmother and mother would use nothing else on their face.Every night they would apply a thin layer before bed.And,I have to admit that they did have very soft skin! Over 70+ years can't be wrong~right?!?
7~Diaper Rash
Diaper rashes on babies can be especially painful and a little Vaseline can soothe the bottom and also help keep the wetness away to help with healing of the rash.
8~Removing Gum From Hair
Many times when my kids were little they fell to sleep with gum in their hair!  Vaseline is the easiest item to remove gum from the hair. Rub a good amount of Vaseline through the hair near the gum. The Vaseline will remove all the gum!
9~Keep Lipstick Off Teeth
I get so mad when I am all ready to go somewhere,look in the mirror one more time and see lipstick on my teeth! Now I spread Vaseline on my  teeth  in order to prevent my lipstick from sticking to my teeth. Works every time!
10~Make New Eyeshadow Colors
Mix just a touch of Vaseline with powder eyeshadow~you can make new colors as I do this with all my old eyeshadows that are almost gone. You can mix all different colors and make your own!

What are your favorite ways to use Vaseline?? I'd love to hear them!

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Vaseline blogging program, making me eligible to get a $25 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

Brilliant Lenses Eyeglass Cleaner Winner!

We have the Brilliant Lenses Eyeglass Cleaner Winner! Choose Number #27

Michele P! Congrats!!

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Didn't win this time? Not too worry I am listing more new things all the time so be sure to stop by again!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Protect Your Active Kids from MRSA!

Protect Your Active Kids from MRSA
With fall sports in full swing, equipment cleanliness and item-sharing on and off the field may get overlooked between carpools, homework and bedtime.  But, skin infections like MRSA, a potentially life threatening antibiotic resistant Staph infection, are the cause of 56 percent of all infectious disease outbreaks in competitive sports in the U.S.
It’s important that as parents and coaches we do our part to help prevent the spread of MRSA.  You can begin by getting involved in the Equip them Well program through three simple steps – collect, disinfect, donate. 

{I am entered to win a gift card from One2One Network}

Toilet Tree Fogless Shower Mirror Winner!!

We have a Winner for the Toilet Tree Fogless Shower Mirror!! picked Number~#92

Heather R~Congrats!!

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If you didn't win this time~Please stop by again as I am listing more new things all the time!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Postcard Killers AudioBook Winners!

The Winners for the Postcard Killers AudioBook Have Been Chosen!

They are Numbers~




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Didn't win this time? Not to worry~I am listing more new things all the time so stop by again!

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Shutterfly Holiday Cards!

It's getting colder outside and now is my favorite time of the year! As I love all the Fall colors and the brisk air~so cool at nite. With the cool air comes my favorite holiday~Christmas! I am going to have to start looking for my Christmas card list soon.

Since I have been a little girl it has always been a big celebration in our family. I can still see my Dad having the biggest Christmas tree on the block and we had more lights then a slot machine! :-) And my Mom's birthday was on Christmas so that made it all the more special. This year~I have no parents,as they both have passed on. 

But I want to continue to carry on that tradition that they both started in our family as I know that they will be looking down on us and smiling! 
I was just at Shutterfly looking at their holiday cards and I was so impressed with the selection that they have.
All of my children are grown but Bob and I have pets so I was thinking that we might send photo cards! They have beautiful cards and the quality is excellent.

I love the Goody Garland Christmas Card as I think that it would look great with my Cat and Dog's picture on it!

But then I saw the Full Of Love Christmas Card and I really like the message that is on that one. As we usually send to relatives out of town that we don't see that often so this would be Perfect!

Wait! Maybe I like the Cheers All Year as that would be not only for Christmas but also the New Year.  And it has so many different colors that look so good together.

As you can see I can't make up my mind..And let me tell you once you go there you will be there looking for a very long time as the cards and sayings are endless! 

Do you want 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly?”>Click here to go to Shutterfly for information on how you can get 50 free cards this holiday season, and make sure to select Clever 1000 as the referral source.

This post is part of a series sponsored by Shutterfly. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses">Blog With Integrity, as I do.

The OrganWise Guys Review & Giveaway!*CLOSED*

I would like to introduce you to The OrganWise Guys! They are a group of cartoon body parts that make learning about nutrition and good health fun! The cast of The OrganWise Guys includes Wendy the Lungs~Peri Stolic (the large intestine)~Calci M Bone~Pepto the Stomach~Hardy the Heart~ Sir Rebrum, Sid and Kid Kidney (The Kidney Brothers)~and Madame Muscle.
Beyond simply teaching children about nutrition, proper exercise and other beneficial practices, our purpose is to instill a healthy habit mindset early on which they continue to build on throughout life. These habits include:
  • Maintaining a low fat diet
  • Consuming high fiber foods
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Performing regular physical activity
As a result, through extensive research, we are pleased to present actively engaging, age-appropriate programs and products that are as appealing to the adults who facilitate the education as they are to the children.

We were sent the Back to School Kit.  

  • Monthly Healthy Behavior Tracking Calendar~With the start of a new school year, take on a new healthy behavior each month! The calendar is designed for use beginning any month of any year.
  • Sir Rebrum Plush Toy~ The brainy but cute professor is also the leading caricature in the Breakfast Skippin' Blues Video
  • School Days Here We Come! Book: It's the first day of school and time to meet all The OrganWise Guys classmates and see where they live!
  • Breakfast Skippin' Blues Video: Sir Rebrum is having a hard time remembering his lines in a school play. Can you guess what he forgot to do that morning? 
The OrganWise Guys Back to School kit retails for only $34.80~A great deal!!


My grandchildren loved this set! They sat and watched the DVD and the Keeping the Beat is their new favorite CD! I even enjoyed it myself :-)

The OrganWise Guys take their motto very personally: We love who we live in, so please take care of us!

You can see all of this and more at their site here.

And~I have some great news as one of my  readers is going to win the The OrganWise Guys Back to School Kit!

To Enter~

Go to OrganWise Guys and tell me something you learned{not  mentioned here}
{This MUST be done for all other entries to count}

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Please make sure that you leave a way for me to contact you~Thanks!

Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 48 hours I will chose a new winner. This contest ends on Nov 9th at 11:59 PM Central Time.

                    *This Giveaway Is Open To US Only*

{Disclosure~I received the OrganWise Back To School Set to Review free.No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted.The opinions above are my own}


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Room By Emma Donoghue Auido Book Giveaway-3 Winners!*CLOSED*

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another. 

About The Author~


Emma Donoghue

She was born in Ireland in 1969 and lived in England before moving to Canada. She writes fiction (including the bestselling Slammerkin), drama for stage and radio, and literary history; Room is her seventh novel. Some of the places she found inspiration : Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719), ),, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006), Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh (1856), John Fowles’s The Collector (1963), Anne Frank’s Diary (1947), Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932), Terminator 2 : Judgment Day (1991), The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs (1966), but above all in conversation with her five-year-old son.

Thanks to Anna at Hachette  3 Winners Will Win the Room  AuidoBook!!

~To Enter~

Go To Hachette Book Group and Tell Me Another Title That Sounds Good!
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Please make sure that you leave a way for me to contact you.

Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 48 hours I will chose a new winner.
This contest ends on Nov 8th at 11:59 PM CENTRAL TIME

*This giveaway is open to USA  and Canada!*
{No PO Boxes}

Friday, October 22, 2010

Playful Threads Winner!

The Playful Threads Winner Is Here!!

It Is Number~#34 Ro~Congrats!

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Another CSN Review Coming Up!!

Have you heard of CSN Stores yet?
They sell everything from Armoires to Dining Room Chairs
So no matter what you are looking for~you for sure will find at CSN Stores.

I was so excited when I was contacted by them to choose a item to review.I took hours looking as they have over 200 Stores! I picked out a great item for my house,but like me you will have to wait until I get my item from CSN Stores to see the review.

I can tell you that it is Awesome :-) 
And~I can't wait to share it will all of you!!

You can check it all out here at their site!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Treasure Your Chest!

Watch live streaming video from treasureyourchest at

Moms, it's time to bond with your breasts! And the good news is, you can do so alongside other great women who are dedicated to spreading this proactive message.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, E! News host Giuliana Rancic and Lindsay Avner, founder of the national breast and ovarian cancer non-profit Bright Pink, "felt themselves up" during 'Treasure Your Chest' a live webcast to fight breast cancer hosted by Orbit White Bubblemint gum.  

As a proud sponsor of this campaign, Orbit White is donating 10 percent of every pack of Orbit White Bubblemint gum sold in September and October, up to $75,000, to Bright Pink!

Meet The Divas & $20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Meet The Diva's On Facebook!
I’m a member of , a group of women blogger's that “Do It All”.  As a member of the Double Duty Divas you can get involved in the review blog network, advertising, and cross-promotions. The site was created by Cecelia from Cool Baby Kid and Bridgette from the Not-So-Blog's Experimental Mommy 

And~we would like you to join us and the Double Duty Divas are offering a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card to One Lucky Fan of the Divas on Facebook!

To enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card~

First  Entry~Fan me on Facebook{Leave your user name}

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Fan the other Divas on Facebook
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Come back here to comment with the name of the site where you became a fan. 

You can become a fan of all eight! Just be sure to leave a separate comment for each one~that's  9 total entries possible!!

{Giveaway ends on 11/5 and winner will be announced on On 11/6 The Double Duty Divas will use to choose a blog and comment number as a winner from all the blogs that participated}

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Shout Fall Play Review!

Gowing Tree Toys has teamed up with  Shout and “Go Play is all about encouraging kids and parents to get outside and play.  Play is fundamental to positive cognitive development; it’s how kids solve problems; how they develop coping skills and master the art of conflict resolution.  It’s how they become happy, healthy adults.

Last week~end my grandchildren were here and it was such a beautiful fall day we decided to go outside to Play!
We had so much fun~We played in the leaves.My youngest{she's 1} had so much fun with Grandma~she was sitting right next to me Saying "Whee" every time she threw a handful of leaves up.She was rolling around in the dirt and just having a ball! the other ones were running around I was watching them fall and get their clothes very dirty.I was thinking to myself that I didn't care as they were having having fun.Besides~they were going home right?!? Oh~I know Evil Grandma! {LOL} Well~they fooled me as my son informed me that they were spending the night so guess who gets to wash their clothes? Yup~Evil Grandma!

That is where the wonderful people from Shout and Growing Tree Toys come in~as I was lucky enough to be able to review some great items from them.
Growing Tree Toys is a great resource for learning toys for kids of all ages. I was sent Shout products

A card set of "52 Activities in Nature"
A illustrated deck of cards describes 52 games, activites and art projects for children to do in nature. From educational to just plain fun!

  I used the new Shout Advanced liquid gel on the grandkid's clothes and it took all the stains out that the kids had in their clothes! How cool is that? Now I can send them home looking like new~and no more Evil grandma!

I can't wait to try all the other Shout items now too!

Live, play, grow and explore. Don't let the thought of tough stains hold you and your family back. Spills and stains are bound to happen when you live life to the fullest, but with the stain-fighting power and versatility of Shout, you can treat stains wherever and whenever they happen, which means you can get the most out of life and still look your best.

You can check out more great ways to play on Shout's Facebook page!

{I was sent the Shout products and the 52 Nature Activities Card Set for this review. No other compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.}

SavvyCents Wallet Winner!

We have a winner of the SavvyCents Wallet!

It Is Number~#156 Karen!


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Paddington 2 is Coming Out on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital!