12/19/14

Feed Santa in Style on a Custom Photo Serving Tray (plus huge discount code)

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
These beautiful serving trays from Picture It On Canvas are the perfect way to serve Santa in style this Christmas! You can upload your own photo to customize the serving tray with favorite photos of your children or choose from their many beautiful stock images, like Snowman, Gift Green, or Santa White. I chose the beautiful Green Curls pattern.
The tray itself is a beautiful Black/Espresso Finish, but you can also choose a Natural Finish. There are two different sizes available - an 8"x13" or a 12"x17" hardwood tray. The tray is an excellent quality product and the printing is clear and crisp. It's a beautiful way to serve snacks to Santa on Christmas eve, but it's a wonderful product you'll want to use all year round with your family and friends.
Get your own Custom Serving Tray at www.pictureitoncanvas.com. Use the code HOLIDAYSAVE and you will save 74% OFF your serving tray! Be sure to check out their pillows, throws, mugs and coasters too -- any of them would be a wonderful holiday gift.

HoMedics 3D Shiatsu and Vibration Massage Pillow with Heat

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I've spent the past 3 days hobbling around here like a 90 year old woman. Somehow I messed up my lower back and the pain sometimes takes my breath away. I'm trying to rest, but who has time for that at this busy time of year? I just received the HoMedics 3D Shiatsu and Vibration Massage Pillow with Heat for review and it couldn't have come at a better time!
This amazing little pillow sits right in the small of my back, rubbing and heating exactly where I need relief. It plugs right into the wall and works its magic. It's not only providing me pain relief, it's definitely helping me to relax, even knowing that my schedule is falling behind while I rest with my HoMedics pillow. I LOVE this massage pillow!
I can also use it on my upper back, and the fuzzy exterior actually helps to create a slight friction-bond with the material on my recliner so that it doesn't slip down the chair. The massage nodes in the cushion not only offer the traditional up and down movement, but also in and out movements, allowing me to reach the deepest aches and pains anywhere on my back and even in my neck. It's like getting a professional massage without ever leaving my home!
The HoMedics 3D Shiatsu and Vibration Massage Pillow with Heat is the perfect holiday gift! Visit www.homedics.com today and don't forget to enter the HoMedics #PledgeToRelax Sweepstakes by December 22, 2014. You could win one of three prizes daily!

12/18/14

Dorcy Metal Gear XL-M Extreme 618 Lumen LED Flashlight

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Buying gifts for guys just got easier! My husband came unglued when this Dorcy Metal Gear XL-M Extreme 618 Lumen LED Flashlight arrived at my house. I had no idea just how excited guys can get over a flashlight, but apparently this one is something really special!
The aluminum casing feels great in my hands (although once I'm done writing this, my husband will likely hide HIS new flashlight somewhere I can't find it). The lanyard makes it easy to carry (and not clumsily drop it) and is also perfect for hanging it in a handy place for those stormy nights when the power goes out.
The push button on the side lights up the flashlight at "super bright" and "super duper bright" or in husband language - 618 lumens of light from a single LED chip. The beam of light will reach up to 1100 feet, so when he goes prowling around in the backyard to find out what made the dog bark in the middle of the night, he hopefully won't step in anything unseemly in his slippers.
Every home needs flashlights! Make your guy happy and get him a Dorcy Metal Gear XL-M Extreme 618 Lumen LED Flashlight. Visit www.dorcy.com for the ultimate in gifts for guys this holiday season and beyond.

12/17/14

Bella Candles - 925 Sterling Silver Ring Inside

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Are you still searching for the perfect holiday gift? Check out Bella Candles! Each candle features the extra surprise of a 925 Sterling Silver ring hidden inside. Each ring in a Bella Candle is worth up to $5000!
These beautiful candles come in a glass candle jar and feature a glass lid with a seal. There are lots of scents to choose from, such as Warm Apple Pie, Tequila Sunrise, Reviving Ginger, Strawberry Jam, Relaxation Oasis, and more!
I chose the Vanilla Coco Creme and it's an incredible blend of vanilla, coco, and sugar. I absolutely love it! Each candle is hand-crafted, eco-friendly, and made from 100% vegetable wax. Look at the beautiful ring that was inside my candle! Bella Candles even hosts a website where you can check the value of the ring you receive.
Check out www.bellacandles.com TODAY because they are having a FABULOUS sale! You can finish your holiday shopping in the comfort of your home. Bella Candles are the perfect gift!

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Holiday Travel Safety Tips From Safety 1st Sponsored Car Seat Event

Disclosure: Giveaway hosted by LeahSay's Views.
I am participating in a group giveaway
and am not responsible for fulfilling prize.
Advance Se 65 Air + Safety 1st Car Seat
With the Holiday fast approaching that means many of us will take to the roads to travel to see loved ones. Safety 1st would like to pass along travel safety tips on "How to Survive the Holidays with Kids".

I've been blessed, my immediate family are all with in an hours drive, which helps reduce this grandma's anxiety level.

According to the AAA last year 94.5 million people were on the roads, train tracks or in the skies during the holiday season. Wow, that a lot of people! Then add your own kids into the mix of congestion and for some it can mean holiday headaches. However Safety 1st has some tips to help fight some of those headaches this holiday season (no these suggestions won't help you deal with Uncle Bob who has a tendency to be a bit to loud). :)
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Let me tell you, I snapped at least a dozen photos of the princess in the new Advanced SE 65 Air+ Convertible Car Seat. They were each and everyone a bit fuzzy because she's officially a mover and a shaker!
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1. Avoid peak travel days: Try not to fly or drive the days immediately before and after the actual holiday. Those are the busiest travel days. However, if you fly or take a train you might save money by traveling on the actual holiday, the roads are less congested too.

2. Prepare your child for the trip: Holiday parties can be overwhelming with sensory overload. Especially for young children its good to talk about the upcoming trip days even weeks in advance. This will help him or her get excited about the journey. Show photos of family members or friends your child has not met yet, this way the new faces might be a little familiar upon arrival.

3. "Are we there yet?" To help avoid that dreaded phrase and amour into your six hour trip reserve a bag just for the kids, include books, toys, diapers a change of clothes and snacks. Pre-load a tablet or smartphone with kid friendly apps or games. If you are driving keep all necessary items such as wipes, hand sanitizer or tissues easy to reach in a moment, there are times you may not want to be digging through the bottom of a bag for such items. The Safety 1st Car Door Sanitation Station is a great solution.

4. Car Seats: if you are flying check to make sure your car seat is FAA certified. If it's not clearly labeled contact the manufacture. For parents with older children the Safety 1st BoostAPak can double as a kid survival kit, it's FAA certified , and will fit in the plane overhead bin area.
If you are driving make sure your car seat is installed correctly. If it's been awhile side you visited a car seat check, it's recommended to check your seat with a Certified Child Safety Technician in prior to your trip. Safercar.gov is a great resource.

5. Prepare the guest room: If your child will be sleeping in a Play Yard during the trip, use that for a bed or nap the entire week prior to your trip, thus allowing your child to adjust and feel more comfortable in a new environment. Also if your infant or child sleeps better in a dark room or tends to wake up early with the morning light, bring a dark sheet to place over the window, with the same effect as room darkening curtains.
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In addition to Air Protect+, the Advance 65 Air + uses a STEEL-REINFORCED metal frame for extra stability and includes a 4-position recline for an optimal fit to your vehicle. They've also included color-coded belts paths and installation labels to help you install it quickly and correctly, which means less time getting it into your car and more time to enjoy the ride.
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12/16/14

Oblong Octagon Mirrored Jewelry Box - Plus a Giveaway

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Every girl of every age needs a place to store her pretty jewelry. This Oblong Octagon Mirrored Jewelry Box from Allure by Jay Companies is simply stunning! I just love the way the different angels of mirrors catch the sunlight and reflect across my bedroom. It would also be very pretty sitting on a bathroom counter. It's very roomy inside and the three drawers easily hold all my earrings, rings, and bracelets. The drawers are all lined with a soft, black velvety fabric. The little glass knobs on the drawers are very pretty too. It's wonderfully made and I love it! It's a great holiday gift idea for any lady!
Buy this beautiful jewelry box at www.jaycompanies.com
I'm also giving one away! Go enter to win it HERE.

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BrylaneHome 5-Piece Pasta Set

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There's still time to order your holiday gifts from BrylaneHome! This 5-Piece Pasta Set is just one of the hundreds of great products available. It comes with four bowls plus a big serving bowl. Dressed up in red, green, and white, they are perfect for the holidays and beyond. I make a lot of pasta dishes, so these will get tons of use in my home, but they are also perfect for serving salads or snacks.
I especially love the wide shape of these bowls. The serving bowl easily holds enough for the four bowls, plus seconds! I used to serve spaghetti out of the stockpot on the counter, but now I can place the whole meal on the table. The colors are nice and bright, plus the set is dishwasher safe. It's an excellent gift idea!
Shop BrylaneHome at www.brylanehome.com for all your last-minute holiday shopping needs. Right now, they are featuring a HUGE SALE on their website so don't miss it! Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest too! 

12/15/14

Win Two Cookbooks! #HomeHolidays Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the 
Home for the Holidays Giveaway Hop, 
hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!

We are right in the middle of the Holiday Season, stockings are hung by the Fireplace, the smell of an Evergreen fills your Home! I’ve teamed up with a great group of bloggers that want to fill your home with even more! The Home for the Holidays Giveaways are all centered around the perfect products for your home – whether it’s decorative gifts or appliances, each blogger has something for your home! Don't miss the amazing Grand Prize for this Event - a $150 Gift Card to The Ultimate Green Store - enter here.
My prize is...
Two Cookbooks:
Easy Everyday Slow Cooker Recipes
and
150 Best Dips and Salsas
(ARV $45)

Read my review HERE.
Buy them HERE.
Enter below to win them both!

To enter, just fill in the contest form below. One winner will receive two cookbooks. Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on 12/30/2014. Good luck!

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Infuse Your Holidays With Umami‏

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Looking for an easy way to make your holiday meals even more fabulous? Laura Santtini has created Umami to make non-cooks good, good cooks great, and great cooks extraordinary! Umami product use only the best quality, all-natural whole ingredients, with no extracts or flavorings.
Umami Rush and Umami Pepper can be used as a table condiment or in your recipes. The tubes of Umami Bomb, Umami Vegetarian, and Umami Bomba! are perfect for adding to any of your favorite tomato-based dishes or smear it over fish or chicken.
Check out this video on how you can make your Christmas turkey ROCK with Umami:


I've been adding Umami to my dishes at home and it added fabulous taste to my homemade spaghetti recipe. I added about 1.5 tablespoons to my spaghetti sauce while it was simmering and my husband says it's a winner!
I added some Umami Bomba! to my chili pasta and it really added some zing to it. I'm so happy with the Umami products and I can hardly wait to use them in other recipes. The gift set is a wonderful holiday gift idea!
You can get the complete set of Laura Santtini's amazing Taste #5 Umami Collection, with 10 inspiring recipes in a beautiful gift box HERE!

Handy Candy Wipes for Stocking Stuffers

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Remember those old hand wipes that smelled like antiseptic? Yuck! Robin McGraw Revelation has just launched a brand new product that smells amazing! Handy Candy Wipes are designed to help you stay clean and stay sweet.
These afforable little packages make perfect stocking stuffers! The resealable package can be tossed into a backpack, gym bag, or purse so you can wipe your hands clean anytime. The wipes are very soft and they are bigger than I expected. I love the ease and convenience, as well as the scent!
These wipes sanitize hands and clean up sticky messes with the added benefit of skin-softening aloe and vitamin E, all wrapped up in a sweet and colorful package. Find out more HERE and buy them HERE!

Sparkling Wine for the Holidays

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Christmas morning gets even sweeter with Freixenet! Whether you reach for a buttery pastry or crisp bacon at brunch this Christmas, swap the coffee for a celebratory mimosa made with Cordon Negro’s Sweet CuvĂ©e ($12). I love this sparkling wine!
With a charmingly smooth palate and lower acidity than a typical sparkler, this sweet version of the “Black Bottle Bubbly” mixes perfectly with fresh orange juice for a new take on a classic cocktail. Sip on something sweeter this holiday season!
The best things come in small packages! A favorite of the recently launched line of Mia wines created by Spanish winemaker Gloria Collell, Mia Moscato is available just in time for the holidays in personal-sized mini bottles. Mini Mias ($4 for 187 ml bottle) capture “Barcelona in a bottle” and are the perfect stocking-stuffer for the casual wine drinker or the world traveler.
The gently sweet wine is versatile enough to pair with everything from holiday sweets to cheeses and more. You could even serve them with a straw and these light and fruity sparklers make entertaining simple, fun, and festive, and their lively golden hue sets a cheerful table when used as place settings. Mia Moscato is at the top of my "favorites" list!
Find out more about these delicious wines at www.freixenetusatrade.com. The website has a locator page where you can find out where they are sold near you! I highly recommend these sparkling wines!