5/4/13

Mastrad Macaron Baking Set for Mother's Day

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Does your mom love to bake? Does she swoon over the newest kitchen gadgets? Is she constantly telling you about the new dessert she created? Are YOU still trying to find the right gift for your husband to buy for your kids to give you? You have to check out the Mastrad Macron Baking Set. Macarons are all the rage right now and this amazing baking kit will help you create the most mouth-watering desserts!
This baking gift set includes everything you (or mom) will need, including a silicone macaron baking sheet with little ridges so you can make the right size every time, a silicone pastry bag with with six different nozzles to choose from, plus a cookbook with over 30 sweet and savory recipes and directions on how to make them.
This is a fabulous Mother's Day gift idea and will ship in two days. Order yours (and moms) now at www.shopmastrad.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter so you are the first to hear about special promotions and new products!
  

Share Your Container Gardening Ideas

Even though we haven't sold our house yet, Johnny and I have been dreaming, er planning, what we'll have at our empty nest home. We both want a large property, at least 15 acres. Now don't laugh if that's not "large" to you. The most we've ever owned is less than a quarter acre. Johnny has this picture in his head of what the property should look like, such as the placement of the trees and where the open spaces of land should be, and although I can't envision what he wants, I know what I want.

I want a small house. One that takes me less than 30 minutes to clean everything. Something cozy with a screened in patio. Maybe two or three bedrooms and a big master bathroom with a shower and tub. It'll be a blank slate that I can decorate and I'm excited about it.
We've decided we want to do container gardening. We'll likely have a courtyard area around the immediate house and the containers will be in the courtyard. We want something waist-high so we're not bending over to do our gardening. We want to grow organically and maybe at some point be self-sustaining (that's a whole 'nother post though). So now I'm trying to envision what kind of containers I want. I've considered using a wooden raised bed garden but I also really like these trough containers at Gaddys plants. If I want to grow organic though, is plastic the right choice? What about those metal water troughs; would they make good container gardens? I'm totally open to suggestions and ideas and I'd love to hear what you're doing or what you would like to do soon.

5/3/13

Give Mom a Bed of Nails - Review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Is Mom Tired? Overworked? Irritable? Overwhelmed? Stressed? Grumpy? Then this just might be the perfect Mother's Day gift idea. Bed of Nails offers two amazing products, a stress-relieving pillow and a rest mat, in two beautiful colors that will provide Mom the at-home acupuncture experience for a mere portion of the price of spas. Endorsed by Dr. Oz, the Bed of Nails acupressure pillow and mat work similar to acupuncture. The pressure of the rounded plastic nails or points against the skin may help the body release the happiness drug - endorphins. Endorphins will give Mom back exactly what she needs - focus, happiness, joy, and energy.
There's a green sun bed of nails, a green sun pillow (the product I received), a pink sun bed of nails, and a pink sun pillow. The pillow is covered with 51 acupressure points with 42 nails on each, which gives a total of 2142 nails per pillow. It's 14.5"x 4"x 6", made of 100% cotton, with non toxic nails of 100% recycled ABS plastic that is melted on to the fabric (no glue). Warning: the Bed of Nails Pillow should not be used in case of skin disease, hemophilia or the intake of anticoagulants. If you are uncertain, always consult your doctor before use. Keep away from children 5 years of age and younger.
The Bed of Nails Pillow in Green arrived at my home and I set it on the floor and stretched out, allowing myself just a few minutes of peace and freedom from work. I woke up a couple hours later. I absolutely love and endorse this product. It made me feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Your mom will love it too.

Visit us.bedofnails.org to get your mom a present she will appreciate for years to come! Follow them on Facebook and Twitter too!

Polaroid Fotobar - Review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Check out this awesome new way to display photographs! Polaroid Fotobar makes amazing Lucite Art from  your photos. You can even upload your pictures from Instagram, Facebook, Picasa, your smart phone, and your computer. The Lucite Art comes in different sizes to meet the requirements of your favorite photo. Since Instagram pics are square, Fotobar makes a 7"x7" size to match. It's a full inch in thickness, so I can stand it up anywhere in my house.
It's absolutely gorgeous and perfect. The photo is actually at the back of the Lucite square, giving it an amazing three-dimensional look. Even from the sides and top, I can see the photo. It's one of the neatest photo gifts I've ever seen. This would be a fantastic Mother's Day gift idea! Order yours at www.polaroidfotobar.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter, then enter below to win a $50 Gift Card.
Win a $50 Gift Code to Polaroid Fotobar!
To enter just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 18 years old and reside in the USA. Giveaway ends at midnight ET on 5/26/2013. Good luck!

Mimi's Free 4-Pack Of Muffins

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York Photo FREE Mother's Day Mug + 40 FREE Prints

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5/2/13

Steam Machine Giveaway Hosted by Making Memories With Your Kids

This is not a Planet Weidknecht giveaway.
I'm helping promote the giveaway in exchange
for a spot on the contest form. Good luck!
STEAM MACHINE GIVEAWAY
Brought to you by: Making Memories With Your Kids

I never knew how much my life could benefit from a Steam Machine until I met the Steam Machine Multi Purpose Power Steamer.We've lived in my house for 8 years now and I am constantly amazed at how dirty the floors can get!  It's horrible! 
I'm not much of a mop person.  I'm not sure why.  I just clean my floors with a rag and cleaner on my hands and knees.  It makes me feel like I am actually cleaning and not just rubbing the dirt around.  Well, that's what I thought... then I used the Steam Machine on my floors!
There's definitely a good reason why they call it a Multi Purpose Steamer and that's because it has so many different functions. From room-to-room the Steam Machine is amazing! If you need to remove wallpaper, simply use the Steam Machine to quickly remove it and best yet - it's chemical free! The kids drag in a little dirt on your carpet? No problem, use the attachment to not only clean up the carpet, but also to sanitize your tile, hardwood or vinyl floors. And that's not the only thing it sanitizes either! Use it to sanitize your kitchen area including your stove top and oven. And don't forget about your grills and bathrooms!
One of my favorite things to use the Steam Machine for is my dirty kitchen floor. It sanitizes my floors while cleaning them at the same time. The steam blasts them clean and then I use the cleaning pad to wipe them clean. It does a much better job than me scrubbing them on my hands and knees!  And it's so much easier too.
 
How does it work?   The Steam Machine works by pressurized high temperatures to efficiently steam away grime and dirt, grease, and even bacteria.

The Steam Machine includes:
 
•Owners Instruction Manual
•Two Nylon Brushes
•Jet Nozzle
•Brass Brush
•Squeegee
•Floor Steam Mop With Microfiber Cleaning Pad
•Wallpaper Steam Plate
•Measuring Cup With Fill
•Funnel 
Use the Steam Machine with ease by grabbing the handle and then using the two wheels to roll it around with you wherever you may need it. Take advantage of the 8 foot hose to reach hard to reach places both high and low. Rest assured - your purchase is totally covered with a two year guarantee. 
BUY IT: You can purchase a Steam Machine for $99.99. Use their product finder to find it in a store near you or find it online.

LEARN MORE: To learn more be sure to visit HOMERIGHT online.

WIN It: Want to win a Steam Machine Cleaning System of your own?  It's easy!  Just enter on the rafflecopter below!

Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents, 18 years of age or older. 

Giveaway ends May 31st at midnight.
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Easy Gardening Project Featuring Miracle-Gro

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Many people think gardening is too time-intensive and back-breaking. But the folks at Miracle-Gro have started a wonderful campaign called The Gro Project to inspire us with their fun and easy gardening projects. I was so inspired, I took a few minutes to bring some of my beautiful outdoor flowers into my home.
To get started, you'll need a small container of some kind. I chose an old cup and saucer that's just been sitting here on my butler shelf. I gathered some small stones, some Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix, a scooping spoon, and three cuttings from my Wandering Jew plants. I love Wandering Jew plants because you can just stick them into the potting mix and they'll develop their own new roots, making them almost fool-proof to grow.
First put a few little stones in the bottom of your container. This helps keep the soil from tamping down on the bottom of the container and allows for some air flow for the roots, boosting them to grow. You can also boost growth by using Miracle-Gro Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food for indoor plants.
Add the Moisture Control Potting Mix to the container putting it on top of the stones. Fill it about 2/3 full, then tuck in the plant cuttings that you're replanting. Once the cuttings are in place, fill with a bit more potting mix around the stems to provide some support.
Give your plant some water and find a sunny spot where you can enjoy your pretty new indoor plant. For more fun garden projects you can follow The Gro Project Pinterest page! Visit Miracle-Gro online to access their huge library of tips for beginners and professionals. Also, check out this great video!
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Spring Forward With Scotts Florida Select Mulch

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Ready to get your yard spiffy for springtime? I've been working outside quite a bit doing my spring cleaning of my gardens. My mom lives in Florida and they have some of the most beautiful gardens around their house. With Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch Floridians have a Cypress alternative that's grown right in Florida. Support your local economy by purchasing sustainable mulch to use around your trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables.
Sustainably-harvested and plantation-grown Eucalyptus is considered a renewable resource because it grows back up to four times faster than Cypress. Florida Select Mulch is 100% Florida-grown Eucalyptus and it is all-natural so there's no need to worry about waste from construction or demolition.
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So, grab your gardening supplies including a shovel, a trowel, same plants or cuttings, and your Scotts Florida Select Mulch. If you're not in Florida, you can use Scotts Nature Scapes mulch in Classic Black, Sierra Red, or Deep Forest Brown, all of which have no waste wood and come from forests. 
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To figure out how much mulch to get, a 2 cu.ft. bag covers 12 sq.ft. of 2 inch deep bedding; 8 sq.ft. of 3 inch deep bedding, or 6 sq.ft. of 4 inch deep bedding. Be careful not to put mulch on top of seeds that have not germinated.
When seeds have germinated and plants have appeared, spread mulch around trees, shrubs, plants, and vegetables. Avoid wood structures and house foundations when laying mulch. Around trees, begin laying mulch about 3 inches from the trunk and go out from there. 
Scotts Florida Select Mulch is very effective in helping to maintain moisture, to prevent weeds, and to moderate soil temperature. It's that easy to create a beautifully groomed landscape! Involve your children in gardening and teach them about sustainable gardening and natural products.

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Little Caesars DEEP DEEP Dish Pizza - Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
I think pizza is a perfectly balanced meal. You've got your grain (crust), your protein (pepperoni), your veggie/fruit group (tomato sauce), and dairy (cheese). Okay, some people might think that's a stretch, but seriously with the new Little Caesars DEEP DEEP Dish Pizza, I can feed my whole family for $8. Plus, I don't have to cook and cleanup is a breeze!
Little Caesars has DEEP DEEP Dish Pizza hot and ready (4-8pm) for pizza-lovers to stop in and pick up on their way home, or order anytime for pickup. I even saw someone sitting in their car in the parking lot eating their pizza. My local Little Caesars even has a drive-through so people don't have to get out of their cars.
Their new DEEP DEEP Dish Pizza is a traditional Detroit-style deep dish pizza with more crispy crust, more cheese and more pepperoni. Every piece is a corner piece and it is absolutely scrumptious. No one in my family could eat more than two pieces, which works out perfectly for my family of four.
We will definitely be visiting our local Little Caesars again. Visit www.littlecaesars.com and find your closest location. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter, then enter below to win a $15 Gift Card to Little Caesars.


Enter to win a $15 Gift Card to Little Caesars!
To enter just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 18 years old and reside in the USA. Giveaway ends at midnight ET on 5/19/2013. Good luck!

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Hide-N-Go Fish - Review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Preschoolers are fascinated by fish. Take that curiosity to a new level with Hide-N-Go Fish from Learning Resources. Made for ages 2-4 years, this open-ended educational toy will provide hours of fun imaginative play plus provide opportunities for matching and counting.
The fish bowl is opaque, so in order to find out what's inside, the child must reach through the rubberized opening on top. The nine fish inside boast three colors and three sizes, providing learning moments for learning about big, bigger, biggest; small, smaller, smallest; and even small, medium, big.
Parents and caregivers can create tactile games by encouraging youngsters to "reach in and pull out a big fish" or "find two fish of the same size." Each fish has a tab on its tail that will also connect to the mouth of each other fish, allowing children to strengthen fine motor skills. It's such a fun learning toy!
Learning Resources has tons of great learning materials and educational toys that are durable, thoughtful, and versatile. Visit www.learningresources.com to see their entire line. Plus you can enter below to win Hide-N-Go Fish for your child!

Win Hide-N-Go Fish!
To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 18 years old and reside in the USA. Giveaway ends at midnight ET on 5/19/2013. Good luck!

Regarding the Subject of Socks

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
For some reason, socks have a way of making me miserable. If my socks are too loose, they slide down. If my socks are too tight, they cut off circulation. I hate bulky socks because they make my feet sweat. I hate thin socks because they tend to fold over on themselves inside my shoes. Yes, perhaps I'm a bit picky, but if my feet aren't comfortable, I'm not happy. I am totally loving these new socks I got from Buster Brown.
Although they were originally designed to be socks for diabetics, they are also great for people like me who simply want maximum comfort. If you have poor circulation or easily irritated skin, you're going to love these socks. They are made from 100% cotton and have no elastic or synthetics.
Their seamless design improves foot comfort, reduces binding and eliminates irritation. Available from Wearever, their styles include a kneehigh, an anklet, and a loose-top sock. The kneehigh are perfect for all the different boots I love to wear.
Visit www.weareverincontinence.com to get these fabulous Buster Brown socks, as well as incontinence panties, briefs and bedding.

Seeking #Bloggers - School's Out Giveaway Hop

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Bloggers - Join the School's Out Giveaway Hop!
This giveaway hop will take place from 
June 3-16, 2013

By adding your blog link below, you agree to:
Post a dedicated giveaway for this event, from June 3, 2013 at 12:01a.m. until June 16, 2013 at 11:59p.m. Giveaway may be company-sponsored or self-sponsored. Giveaway prize must be worth at least $25.00. Blogs without giveaways posted by noon on June 3 will be removed from the linky list. Signups close on June 1.

You do not need to post in advance of the giveaway hop, but if you'd like to add the button to your sidebar please link it to this post so that others may join in too.

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RitzPix Photo Gifts - Review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Photo gifts are always the perfect gift idea. RitzPix allows you to upload your photos and create amazing gifts that will be treasured keepsakes for generations. Mother's Day is coming up very soon and this 4"x4" Cherry Box can be customized with a photo that will make Mom smile every time she sees it. You can choose a nostalgic photo or a recent photo to recreate a beautiful moment in time. I chose this stunning photo of my son and his girlfriend to make this gorgeous keepsake box. It arrived absolutely perfect, from the embedded photo tile to the cherry box, from the well-constructed hinges to the fabric-lined interior. She absolutely loves it!
RitzPix offers unique high-quality photo products such as canvas prints, wall art, phone cases, photo books, calendars and lots more. You can join RitzPix for free online and even download their App so you can create gifts on your phone or tablet. You can also order your photo prints online and pick them up locally within the hour. They even have Instagram and Facebook features! Visit www.ritzpix.com to get started. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter, then enter below to win a $20 Gift Code!
Enter to win a $20 Gift Code to RitzPix!
To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 18 years old and reside in the USA. Giveaway ends at midnight ET on 5/19/2013. Good luck!