Monday, October 31, 2011

Kidlandia Review!

All kids love personalized products. There is something about seeing their name on things that brings a smile to their faces. I like to find personalized products for the kids that are different and I do believe that I have hit the jackpot with Kidlandia

About Kidlandia~
The founder of Kidlandia, illustrator and entrepreneur Brian Backus, has been living in a fantasy world of maps and monsters since he was a very little boy. It grew out of Brian’s 2004 concept to create personalized maps of imaginary kingdoms for children’s rooms. He also produced educational multimedia titles for Disney and Voyager, was also intrigued by the idea that by engaging kids in namesake kingdoms, he could motivate them to understand maps, and accelerate reading skills. 
Today, Kidlandia is comprised of a team of talented engineers, designers, and business professionals. Kidlandian team members share a passion to bring delight and meaning to the lives of children and their families. 2.5% of Kidlandia’s founding stock has been set aside as the basis for a future charitable Foundation benefiting children. 

I was offered to review a item from them and I had a hard time deciding as they have such a great selection. I finally decided on the Princess Aurora Growth Chart for my youngest granddaughter.

I tired to get a picture just how big it is~as it is Huge~A big 10 x 50 inches! This light weight canvas growth chart is beautiful~the  personalization and pictures are so bright and colorful~I just know that she is going to love it! The canvases are durable with an easy-to-clean coating~so little finger smudges can be wiped off to keep it looking like new.The growth chart is completed with wooden dowels and attractive hanging ribbon so it is ready to hang as soon as you receive it. You also have the option of adding little animals~characters and objects to make it your own! I am very pleased with my selection and plan to use Kidlandia when I need more items for the grandchildren personalized. 
You can see all this and more at Kidlandia as they have many more great things from art prints to wall clings!

{I was sent the Princess Aurora Growth Chart to review. No monies were offered or accepted. All above opinions are my own} 

Carlito C. Caterpillar’s MathHouse Game Cards Winner!

We Have The Winner For the Carlito C. Caterpillar’s MathHouse Game Cards!

It is Number~#113 Gina H

Congrats to You!!
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oransi Fridge Air Purifier Review and Giveaway 11/17

 I was recently sent a Oransi Fridge Purifier to review. I could not believe how small this thing is. It is only 4 inches tall and about 2 1/2 inches wide. It's so easy to use too~just add 2 AA batteries and turn the switch on and place it in your fridge! There are no replacement filters and nothing to clean. Effective in the removal of odors and bacteria to keep your refrigerator smelling fresh and your food fresher. Conveniently fits anywhere in your refrigerator. I have been using this for about a week now and my produce seems so much fresher and crisper too. As I don't know how many times I have bought a bag of salad and went to go use it a few days later and it went bad. But not this time as it stayed fresh even after 4 days! I love that there is no noise either~the fridge air purifier is Silent. No more ugly baking soda boxes for me.
About Oransi~

Oransi, based in Austin, TX, develops green cleaning products such as air purifiers to clean the air so you and those around you can breathe easier, sleep better and feel rejuvenated. Oransi is operated by an experienced management team and their engineers have designed and manufactured air purifiers for the past 16 years. 

~My Giveaway!~

**Win A Oransi Fridge Air Purifier of Your Own!~

Please Enter Below~

{ I was sent the Oransi Fridge Air Purifier to review~No monies were offered or accepted. All opinions are my own}

The True Story of Puss’N Boots DVD Review

~The True Story of Puss and Boots~

For generations, children around the world have enjoyed the classic fairy tale of Puss 'n' Boots. This is a different story as it is told by William Shatner.
A young miller’s son inherits a strange talking cat with magical boots. With his cunning wit, Puss helps him win the heart of the Princess while battling devious suitors that are after the throne.
I watched this with my grandchildren~we enjoyed the graphics and there was lots of singing and dancing that held their attention. It was fun to watch together~as we all learned that no matter where or who you are Your Dreams Can come True!!

The True Story of Puss’N Boots DVD was just  released October 4th so you can get your own copy now! You can read more about the movie here.

{I was sent  The True Story of Puss’N Boots DVD to review. No monies were offered or received. The above opinions are my own.}

Friday, October 28, 2011

Don't Drive Buzzed This Halloween!

Whether at a Halloween party, a costume contest at a bar or trick-or-treating through the neighborhood, many of us will be on the road this weekend. Please remember if you have one too many or way too many it is not safe to get behind the wheel. There isn’t a Halloween costume clever enough to hide an impaired driver who has made the poor decision to get behind the wheel. Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving!

Halloween night is often one of the deadliest nights of the year due to the number of impaired drivers on the streets.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2009, 48 percent of all traffic fatalities on Halloween night involved a driver or a motorcycle rider with a BAC of .08 or higher.  Halloween means dark streets full of little kids distracted by candy and costumes. That makes it especially important to start planning a safe and sober ride home from whatever fun you’ll be having that night — so your evening doesn’t take a truly scary turn.
One of the most important things you can do before going out is designate a sober driver. If you’re throwing a Halloween party, make sure to offer non-alcoholic drinks for the sober drivers. You can find 50 Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes here.

You can sign a pledge not to drink and drive; play “Spot the Difference,” an interactive game that simulates the effects of buzzed driving; and watch a real-life video about how buzzed driving changed one woman’s life. On the Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving website.
Check out the list of sober/safe ride programs~here as you can find a list of alternative rides and most are available 24/7.

This Halloween, let’s work together to put an end to buzzed driving!!
 For more information~visit Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving on Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chuck-The Complete 4th Season on DVD/Blu-Ray!

  ~The Replacements~

In episode 18, Sarah worries that the CIA is replacing them with Casey's extremely efficient team, but Chuck considers himself irreplaceable with the Intersect.

I remember years ago,when I was working as a bartender and my boss got really sick.As he was in and out of the hospital, I was worried that I would lose my job if something should happen to him. I was told that no matter what happened I would keep my job. Well,he did end of passing and I did keep my job for about 1 year after. Then the bar was sold and that was the end of my job. But it was all good as I ended up working for his son and that was one of the best jobs I had!

Have you ever felt like you were in jeopardy of being replaced? Has there ever been a time where you have been made to feel outdated. If so, how did you remedy the situation? Did it end well? 

In season four, the geek gone spy is putting everything on the line, available for pre-order here:

{I have been hired by Warner Bros WBWord division to raise awareness for Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD/Blu-Ray}

Trick or Treat Halloween Giveaway Hop Oct 28-Nov 2{US Only}

Trick-or-Treat Hop

Are you getting excited for Halloween?!? I know I am as this is one of my favorite times of the year! To get you in the mood~I am part of a Halloween Hop and I hope that you will join me on the

~ "Trick or Treat Halloween Hop!"~

The Hop is hosted by Tales from the Nursery, Formula Mom, and Mama on a Green Mission  and will be from Oct. 28th-Nov. 2nd. So you have time to visit others on the Hop that are giving away some great tricks and treats too! 

~My Giveaway!~
{Open To US Only}

A Beautiful Halloween Set from The Lolita Store!

The Winner will receive  the Masquerade Too Acrylic Wine Glass Set
{Treat someone you know, or better yet yourself, like a Halloween  Princess~from the Love My Party of Two  collection. And~there is a wine cocktail recipe on the bottom of glass!}
and the Masquerade Too Cocktail Napkins
 {Host your party in style with these cute napkins that match the glasses Perfect}
to match! Your Halloween Party will be so cute with these accessories.
About The Lolita Store~
It all started with a girls’ night out… one that contained more than the  usual laughter and fun. Browsing for the first time through a Martini  menu, Lolita was inspired by the recipes. After being served a  Cosmopolitan, her creative imagination made her see the glass  differently – the way she thought it should be – a bit more dressed up  with a pattern, with flair and a fabulous recipe on the bottom.

Please Enter Below~


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

chicBuds Review

Have you heard of chicBuds? They are the most stylin' earbuds that I have ever seen!They are small enough to enjoy all your music no matter where you are. They look so good that you will want to wear them all the time.
I was recently sent some chicBuds and I love them! Not only do they look good~the sound is amazing too. These will work on your iPod,personal computer,and your portable CD player. So no matter what you want to listen to~chicBuds has you covered! 
chicBuds are detailed with genuine Swarovski Crystals transforming, what was once simply functional, into ear candie.

A Giveaway Coming!!

Make sure that you stop back on November 1st~As you will have a chance to win your own chicBuds with my Giveaway!!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kara Vita Review

  I was recently sent a wonderful set of products to review from a company that is new to me. I would like to tell you a little about them first~

 Company Founder and Chairman Karalyn Schuchert brings a passion for skincare and an authentic desire to inspire all women to improve the quality of their lives by enhancing their beauty, naturally. Schuchert plays an active role in Kara Vita, ensuring that the company's image, reputation and integrity remain on a carefully guided course. She is involved in product development and selection process, and in the creation of product packaging. Karalyn also works closely with Kara Vita's leading consultants to provide encouragement and guidance.
Kara Vita produces the finest anti-aging skincare products available in the United States today. Previously sold only in doctors’ offices, their original products were created in 1989 for burn patients.  As of 2003, Kara Vita products became available to everyone through Kara Vita Skin Care Consultants.   

Kara Vita's products improve lives with unsurpassed Purity, Penetration and Potency.

        I was sent the  Hydrating Regimen 5 Piece Set
Included in my Set was~
Hydrating Cleanser
Complexion Mist
Antioxidant Treatment
Face Essential
PBH Exfoliating Facial Masque
Just look at the picture~How great the products look and they came is such a cute little bag to keep all the products together. I just had to take a picture before I used them as I just had to show you how they arrived.
I have been using this set for a few weeks now and I can really tell the difference in my skin.As I have very dry skin and now that the colder weather is here,it gets worse.This set has made my skin softer and seems to have more elastic to it. I have also noticed that the fine lines and wrinkles have started to become softer too. Even Bob has noticed that there seems to be something different about me. And that is saying a lot as we all know that men don't notice..

It is very gentle too~as all their products are put thru a higher standard then other skin care products as they want you to have the best ingredients that are on the market.

My favorite product is the PBH Exfoliating Facial Masque as it is so easy to use,just leave on for 10 minutes and it removes all the dead skin and makes my face feel so renewed and refreshed.

Kara Vita Regiments feed,hydrate,strengthen and protects your skin from the inside out. 
They are also a cruelty free company that does not test its products on animals.

You can find these products and more at Kara Vita! You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter too.

{"I wrote this review while participating in a Blog Friendly PR campaign on behalf of Kara Vita. Samples were provided, all opinions are my own."}

Monday, October 24, 2011

Real Steel Prize Pack Winner!!

The Winner For The Real Steel Prize Pack Has Been Chosen!

Congrats Goes To~


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Chicken Soup For The Soul Just For Teens Winners!

We Have The Winners For The Chicken Soup For The Soul Just For Teens Book!

Congrats to the Following~

#31~Sherrie C

#87~Jeffery G

#98~Crystal F

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It’s Party Time with Xia-Xia and Giveaway 11/15

From a far away land where the Carnivale runs all day, Xia-Xia{pronounced Sha-Sha} are crazy crustaceans, who love to dance and play. Costumed in wild and wacky shell fashions, Xia-Xia love to change their shells for their festivities. Press their claw and the parade begins; Xia-Xia have a wacky Xia-Xia shuffle that is tons of fun to watch.
These little crabs are so much fun! With the Xia-Xia's are available in four different colorful, collectible hermit crabs, each with their own personality. Collect them all and start your own parade. I would like you to meet them out now..

She is sweet and bubbly, Turks has a red shell and girly pink bows, making her a cute companion!
With his dazzling, bright orange and yellow swirled shell, Trinidad loves to dance. Press his claw and watch him skitter scatter in a fun parade! 
 Her pink polka-dot and stripped shell, Bimini loves to strut her stuff in different shell fashions!
His rough-and-tumble blue exterior and happy grin, Tobago is always dancing to the Xia-Xia samba!
 We were lucky enough to be able to host a Xia-Xia Party and we had so much fun! Just look at all the goodies we received to play with. 
The grandchildren loved all the little crabs and really had fun making them run all over.  As all you do is press their claws to make them go.They dance all over and make a great parade with their wacky walks! Also with the 4 Xia-Xia Pets  there are 12 crab shells, all different shapes and colors. The kids were changing shells of their crabs creating new colors and characters each time. Also inside each shell there is a tiny Xia-Xia friend, so with each shell you get a hidden surprise inside.

To help you to build cute colorful world for your new crab friends, there are three different playsets which can be connected together for the big Xia Xia world!
The Confetti Cottage, Copacabana Playset,and thr Rio de Trio Village Playset.

    I would say the smile on my granddaughter's face says it all~she loves the Xia-Xia's!

    ~My Giveaway!~

    **Win A Win a Xia-Xia Pet and Shell Of Your Own!
    {Xia-Xia Pet and Shell Will Vary}

    Please Enter Below~


    {I was sent the Xia-Xia Set to review~No monies were offered or exchanged. All opinions above are my own}

    Sunday, October 23, 2011

    Prima Princessa Sleeping Beauty Review and Nutcracker Giveaway 11/9

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    ~Prima Princessa Presents Sleeping Beauty~

    What little girl doesn't want to be a ballerina? I don't think that I know a little girl that doesn't. All my little grandchildren love to dance and they sure did with this DVD too. It was so cute to watch the little ones dance along~as you could tell that they were all trying their best. Even if they weren't perfect,it was perfect to me! This DVD is a must have for any little girl. I think we all enjoyed the Prima Princessa’s Sleeping Beauty and I know that you and that special little princess in your life will too. And with a price of only $6.99 you can't go wrong.You can purchase at Amazon.

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    Join Prima Princessa on a fairy dust filled spring-time adventure to see excerpts of “The Sleeping Beauty” performed by London England’s world famous Royal Ballet live at Covent Garden. The cartoon fairy narrates the story then between acts you return to gorgeous floral gardens for mini-ballet lessons demonstrated by students from the New York City Ballet’s School of American Ballet. After the ballet is over the adventure continues with a magical tea party followed by fun floral crafts where you learn how to make sparkling flowers, butterflies, and pompom caterpillars.

    Currently there are 3 DVDs in the Prima Princessa series:“ Swan Lake” featuring the Paris Opera Ballet,“The Nutcracker” featuring The Birmingham Royal Ballet of England and “Sleeping Beauty” featuring London’s Royal Ballet.

    The producers of the “Prima Princessa” DVD series, Stephanie Troeller and Mary Kate Mellow, are both mothers of dance loving daughters, who were the original source of inspiration for the series. The creative duo is motivated by a deep desire to bring the beauty and wonder of ballet into the lives of young children who otherwise might not have that opportunity. Prima brings ballet to the whole family with ballet inspired coloring pages, a ballet dictionary, educational games, links to ballet schools and more. Prima Princessa’s blog features craft projects for girls and other fun family activities.
    Would you like to win The Nutcracker by Prima Princessa? 
    Become a ballerina! Prima Princessa brings you England's world famous Birmingham Royal Ballet performing excerpts from The Nutcracker that will inspire the ballerina in you! Come join in the holiday fun with Prima Princessa as she takes you to a magical show filled with snow fairies, toy soldiers, tutus and pirouette.

    Please see my review here

    ~My Giveaway!~

    ***Win A Prima Princessa Presents The Nutcracker DVD for your own!***

    Please Enter Below~

    {Disclosure~I received the Prima Princessa’s Sleeping Beauty DVD to Review free.No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted.The opinions above are my own.}

    Shutterfly's Holiday Cards Giveaway 11/6

    Now that the weather is getting colder~I am starting to think about the holidays that are just around the corner. One of my favorite holidays is Christmas. As I just love that time of the year~all the lights~decorations and of course Christmas Cards.

    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 one year we even had a flocked Blue Tree! We should have made holiday cards~those would have been a big hit! My Mom's birthday was on Christmas so that made it all the more special. My parents are both gone now. 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 Missing Cookie Card and thought that one would be so Cute! As it fits the animals around here and would put a smile on all.

    Wait! Maybe I like the Flurry Of Snowflakes Holiday Card as we send to people that live where they get no snow~So this would be Perfect!   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! 

    “Are you a blogger? Want a chance at 25 free cards this holiday season? Register here~
    ~My Giveaway~

    **25 Free Cards from Shutterfly for 3 Winners!!**

    Please Enter Below~

    {I was sent a code for cards for my review. No monies were offered or exchanged. All above opinions are my own}

    Saturday, October 22, 2011

    Modern Family The Complete Second Season DVD Review

    ~Modern Family The Complete Second Season~
    **Winner of Six Emmy Awards**
    America's favorite extended family is back for even more laughs when Modern Family: The Complete Second Season was recently released on Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
    Packed with tons of exclusive features and never-before-seen footage, Modern Family: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray and DVD will satisfy even the most diehard fans.
    The Pritchett clan has Jay sitting at the head, a true guys' guy experiencing a bit of mid-life crisis, has remarried a much younger wife, Gloria, whose passion and loyalty is matched by her 11-year-old son, Manny, a boy wise beyond his years. Jay's grown daughter, Claire, has her own family. Claire and Phil are the proud parents of three kids with whom they want that open, healthy, honest relationship. Claire's brother and Jay's grown son, Mitchell, adopted a Vietnamese baby with his partner of five years, Cameron. 

    All of this comes together and makes for one of my favorite comedy series! I never miss a episode as this show just makes me laugh all time. It was fun to watch the second season again as it has some of my favorites in it.
    ~The Princess Party!~
    It's Lily's second birthday! A few old friends will be in attendance at her gala princess party. Grandma Dede (guest star Shelley Long) is coming to town. She shows Claire’s ex-boyfriend (Matt Dillon). Claire is so proud that she made it thru dinner but then she sees them kissing outside!

    You can own this now from Amazon and watch all your favorites again! Or if you haven't seen this show you are missing out on some great humor. I suggest you start watching as everyone needs to laugh!

    {I was provided with Modern Family Season Two DVD to review. All opinions are my own}

    Frigidaire Accessories Giveaway 11/4

    Frigidaire has been making appliances for years and I just found out that now you can shop online at their Frigidaire Accessories Division. They have as products for the kitchen, laundry,cleaning,ovens, grills and more!

    They have so many different things to choose from too. Shown above is just 2 of the products offered. These just happen to be my favorite. I am sure that you see many things that you like when you visit too.

    Ergonomic for a comfortable grip, Julienne Peeler creates ultra thin, restaurant –style julienne strips.

    Innovative line of Eco-friendly cleaners designed for your home by the appliance experts.
    Stainless Steel Cleaner
    Smooth Cooktop Cleaner
    Kitchen Surface and Oven Cleaner

    ~My Giveaway!~

     One person will win a $30 Gift Certificate to use on the Frigidaire site! {tax/shipping is not included in the coupon code}

    Please Enter Below~


    {I was not compensated for this post.  The opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.}

    The Wonder of Your Love By Beth Wiseman Blog Tour

    By Beth Wisemen
    Katie Ann Stolzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. At forty she is widowed and raising her first child. But baby Jonas will never know his father, and Katie Ann wonders if her Heavenly Father hasn't forgotten about her as well. Is it really God's plan for her to be a single parent?

    Eli Detweiler has come to Canaan for a wedding and a long vacation. Having raised six children following the death of his young wife, Eli is finally an empty-nester. He's enjoying the slower pace of having no one to care for but himself.

    When Katie Ann and Eli meet, there is an instant connection. Yet as strong as the attraction is, they both acknowledge that a romance would never work. He is done parenting, while she has just begun.

    But as their friendship slowly blossoms into feelings that are as frightening as they are intoxicating, Katie Ann and Eli question if the plans they made for themselves are in line with God's plans.

    Can Katie Ann entrust her heart to another man, and rediscover the wonder of God's love?

    My Review~
    I love to read all the books that I see about the Amish people. There is just something about their lifestyles that I like to read about.  As I think that they way that they live is just amazing! And this book did not disappoint. As Beth Wiseman really gets into each character that she is writing about.It is like you can feel the emotions when you are reading about each one. You don't know what is in store for your life~but God does!
    You can see what others are saying on the Blog Tour too! Check it out here

          About Beth~
    Hailed as a top voice in Amish fiction. She is a Carol-award winner and author of numerous bestsellers including the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. She grew up in Houston, Texas and now resides in a small town west of Houston with a population of around 300. She lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, two pot bellied pigs, two chickens and a pygmy goat. Her two grown sons also live in Texas..You can find her here~ and on  Twitter  and Facebook

    Beth is celebrating the release of Book 2 in the Land of Canaan series with a Fabulous Facebook party on November 1st. She'll be giving away one of her OWN paintings, several mini prize packs and a sneak peak at the next book in this heartwarming series.

    CLICK the button (below) to RSVP for the party - then join us on November 1st for a book chat, Amish themed trivia contest, and more!
    The Wonder of Your Love Facebook Party on 11/1!

      { I received my complimentary copy through Litfuse Publicity group for Review. No Monies were offered or exchanged.}

    Friday, October 21, 2011

    GoPicnic Giveaway Winner!!

    We Have The GoPicnic Giveaway Winner!!

    Congrats to #68~Allison D

    I have sent a email and you have 48 hours to respond.

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