12/11/14

QVC Challenge - Decorating a Wreath #DIY #crafts

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Who's up for a December QVC Challenge? This month I was challenged to decorate a holiday wreath. A wreath is one of my favorite Christmas decorations. It's said to symbolize strength and we all need that to get through the holiday rush!
QVC sent me this beautiful green 24-inch wreath designed by Ellen DeGeneres. The wreath features 180 PVC evergreen tips and 40 soft-color LED lights. The lights have clear, multicolor, and gentle morph functions so you can choose how to light up your wreath.
The wreath lights operate on batteries, so you can hang your wreath anywhere. This wreath also has a timer function, where the lights are lit for 6 hours, then off for 18 hours. Do you have a preference between white lights and colored lights?
I love a wreath that comes without decorations, so it can be personalized to fit the family in whose house it hangs. Most families add bows, pine cones, ornaments, and flora for a more traditional and nostalgic look, which is the look I usually prefer.
But there are so many ways to personalize a wreath! Love to bake? Add a few kitchen utensils tied with a ribbon. Love to build things? Add a wrench and a screwdriver to your wreath. Do you teach? Add a red apple ornament and some alphabet blocks to the wreath. Or you can choose a theme and add decorations that represents a children's animated movie, your dog's breed, or your favorite hobby.
I chose to decorate mine with poinsettia flowers and a big red ribbon. It looks different depending on whether I'm using the white lights or the multicolor lights, so I like to leave it on the morph function so that it fades back and forth between the two. I love this wreath because it's just the right size for a door...not too big and not too small. The battery-saving timer lets me light up my doorway from dinner time until bed time. It's a beautiful, high-quality wreath!
What will you put on your holiday wreath? Get your 24" Prelit Wreath by Ellen DeGeneres HERE! Want more ideas? Jill Bauer, QVC’s Home-Savvy Hostess, hosts the network’s popular show, “You’re Home with Jill®” and provides fans with simple solutions for their busy lives through innovative products, a library of stress-free DIY projects, and crowd-pleasing recipes. Fans can connect with Jill on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram @jillbauerqvc.

Fridge To Go - Cooler Lunchbox

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Tired of room temperature lunches? Throw out that old cooler bag because the Fridge To Go Lunchbox has arrived! It keeps your food cold for UP TO 8 HOURS! The design even looks like a little fridge with printed handles on the front.
Fridge To Go offers a carry handle and a removeable shoulder strap. It features outside pockets and inside pockets, plus a roomy main compartment to carry your food. It's also great for medications that need to stay cold.
There is even a place for your identification card. Fridge To Go is available in black or pink. It uses patented high performing chilling technology Earth-friendly Surround Cooling and is a globally registered trademark. Fridge To Go is lead-safe, PVC-safe, and BPA-free.
In the bottom of the main compartment, I discovered the secret...a zipper pouch holds the cooler panel. You can remove it to put it in the freezer, or you can throw the entire lunchbox in the freezer. Keep your family's lunches cold and safe with Fridge To Go!
Fridge To Go is now available on Amazon HERE.
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Holidays Sparkle with Le Grand Courtage

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Looking for a chic and easy gift that is sure to please most anyone on your list? Searching for the perfect wine that pairs well with each course of your holiday meal? Need to stock up for all those holiday parties and stocking stuffers? The holidays are prime time for champagne and Le Grand Courtage has the perfect solution for all your holiday needs!
From Holiday meals to gifts, Le Grand Courtage is a versatile and affordable option this holiday season! It can be found on Virgin America Airlines, in Mandalay Bay's Delano Hotel Mini Bars, at Whole Foods and Cost Plus World Market, and coming soon to Omni Hotel properties across the country. Le Grand Courtage is becoming the go-to French bubbly under $20!
The beautiful bottle offers an exceptional value, and the dry, crisp, fruit profile is quite delicious. The two I received are the Blanc de Blancs Brut and the Brut Rose. The Brut Rose (my favorite) is sweeter and the Blac de Blancs Brut is bolder. I love champagne's sweet bubbles!
Use the large 750ml bottles for dinner parties, hostess gifts, gift baskets, and of course, New Year's Eve. Use the smaller 187ml bottles for present toppers, stocking stuffers, office gifts and party favors. Make your holiday sparkle with Le Grand Courtage!
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Enter the HoMedics #PledgeToRelax Sweepstakes

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Feeling a bit stressed out over the holidays? HoMedics has just launched a new sweepstakes, where you could win 1 of 3 prizes daily! A prize would sure help you relax! The #PledgeToRelax sweepstakes is a "pin your inspiration" sweeps all about relaxing this holiday season. You can pin your own pledge or choose one of their ready-made pledges to pin. HoMedics specializes in creating products designed to help you relax, such as massagers, foot baths, sound machines, and much more. What helps you to relax? Enter today because the promotion ends December 22, 2014! You could win one of 60 fabulous prizes. It's so easy to enter!
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12/10/14

Moms! Discounted Price on Strider Bike at DropPrice

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Dropprice is having a promotion for the 2015 STRIDER 12 Classic bike. It will end up being up to 30% off plus free shipping anywhere in the US! Check out how it works below.

Here’s how it works- moms can visit the link and click to “drop the price” of the 2015 STRIDER 12 Classic bike. It started out at $99 and for each mom (or anyone) that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates until it reaches 30% off.

Participants have the option to share on social media to get more moms to participate, or they can “buy now” for whatever price the item has been dropped to at that time. This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other.

Hawaiian Falls seeking nominations for Christmas Blessings program

Hawaiian Falls wants to hear about a family or individual who needs a special blessing this Christmas. Nominate humble heroes who always put others’ needs before their own. Perhaps it’s a single mom struggling to provide for her family. Or maybe it’s a coach or teacher or someone who just needs their spirits lifted.

Hawaiian Falls will choose 25 winners from each of its seven parks – 175 families total – to receive a free Family 4-Pack, including admission to their choice of one of the Adventure Parks or Water Parks, plus food and all day drinks, to be used at either one of the Adventure Parks in Pflugerville or White Settlement any weekend throughout 2015, or at one of the seven Hawaiian Falls Water Parks during the 2015 summer season (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day 2015.)

To enter a nomination, visit hfalls.com/blessings. All nominations must be received by midnight on Thursday, December 25, 2014 to qualify. Sorry, only new nominations will be accepted. Nominated families from previous years are not eligible to win. Winners will be notified by phone or email no later than January 16, 2015 and the winners list will be posted in an email broadcast and on the website at hfalls.com. Help spread hope and encouragement this holiday season.

Celebrating more than a decade of bringing families closer together, Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco. The Pflugerville and White Settlement parks are the first Adventure Park – Water Park – Event Center combinations in Texas. The Pflugerville and White Settlement Adventure Parks and Aloha Event Centers are open year-round. More information is available at hfalls.com or facebook.com/hfalls.

12/9/14

Weekly Giveaway Linky - Wednesday Wealth (December 10-16)


Giveaway! Inventiv Bluetooth Shower Speaker #tech

Welcome to the
Winter Wonderland
Giveaway Hop Event
Hosted by LeahSay's Views
December 10-20, 2014
Each participating blogger listed below is hosting their own giveaway, each worth at least $25, and you can visit all the blogs and enter to win all the prizes! Good luck!

My prize is a
Bluetooth Shower Speaker
from Inventiv
ARV $49.00
If you love to sing in the shower or rock out to your favorite tunes, then you need the Inventiv Bluetooth Shower Speaker! Available in gray, blue, or pink, this speaker will give you excellent sound and up to six hours of battery use.
The suction cup on the back secures to your shower wall and the buttons on the front allow you to answer calls and control your music. The Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity works with any bluetooth compatible device including Android, iPhones, tablets, iPods, computers, and mp3 players.
The Inventiv Bluetooth Shower Speaker is Water Resistant at an IPX4 rating. It comes with a USB Charge Cable and Instruction Manual. I've been using mine in the shower and it works great! Visit http://inventivproducts.com/ for more information and buy yours HERE on Amazon!
Win the Inventiv Bluetooth Shower Speaker!
To enter, fill in the form below. One winner will receive one Inventiv Bluetooth Shower Speaker. Giveaway ends on 12/20/2014. Good luck!

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Epson LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
The Epson LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit is SO MUCH FUN! If you are creative (or wish you were) then this should definitely be on your holiday wish list! The kit comes with a printer and two ribbon cartridges in a plastic storage case, plus a user manual and craft ideas.
It's so easy to get started. I took it out of the box, popped in some batteries (it can also use an electric plug if you prefer to plug into the wall), put in one of the ribbon cartridges and printed my very first personalized ribbon.
The ribbon printer has a full keyboard with option for 14 font types, 10 font styles, and over 300 symbol icons that will print right on the ribbon. All you have to do is type in what you want on your ribbon, pick a font, add an icon or two, then hit the printer button.
The ribbon comes out of the back of the printer and the large button on the side will cut the ribbon for you. It is SO incredibly easy and the finished product is absolutely beautiful. I can think of so many ways to use printed ribbons!
I can add them to my Christmas gifts as extra decoration. I can use them to make Christmas ornaments with the kids' names on them, or to give as gifts to friends. I can tie them around a bottle of wine for a holiday hostess gift.
They are perfect for scrapbooking and card-making too. I can use the birthday ribbon on a scrapbook page or adhere it to a birthday card for someone special. With Epson's built-in memory, I can save up to 30 label design files.
These printable ribbons are perfect for giving homemade baked goods. I can cut the ribbons to different lengths to tie around a loaf of pumpkin bread or to tie around a cellophane-wrapped plate of Christmas cookies.
In the kit was two ribbon colors - a cream color with black ink and a blue color with gold ink. Epson also included an extra cartridge for me of red with gold ink. I've had a blast playing with the different fonts and icons on the different colors of ribbons.
The Epson LabelWorks ribbon printer will print up to two lines of text and accommodates cartridge tapes from 6mm to 12mm. It will also work with sticky labels, glow in the dark tape, and iron-on labels (sold separately).
There are so many ways to incorporate printed ribbons into your life and into your crafts. You could create a personalized centerpiece for a special occasion, make customized bookmarks, or label everything in your craft room with printed ribbons. They also make perfect labels for mason jar cookie mix gifts!
The Epson LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit is available HERE. If you can't tell already, I absolutely love mine and will be using it over and over again. This is a can't-go-wrong holiday gift idea!

Watson's Ladies Winterwear Double Layer #fashion

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received Winterwear for free from Watson's as
coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations in consideration for review publication.

Winter time...my most un-favorite weather of the year. I had no problem moving from Missouri to Texas, with the promise of warm weather year-round, but much to my chagrin it gets cold here too. This year, I'll be warm no matter what, because I'll be wearing Watson's Ladies Winterwear Double Layer!

Watson's Ladies Winterwear Double Layer is a fancy way of saying "cute long underwear." But it's not just cute, it's also super soft and super warm. Each piece comes in Heather Charcoal with Pink Stitching, or Black with Turquoise Stitching.
Both the top and the bottom are extremely well-made. The ankles and wrists are gathered, so they stay hidden inside my clothes when I need an extra layer. I'll admit these pieces make excellent pajamas on cold nights too!
I am absolutely thrilled with Watson's Ladies Winterwear Double Layer and highly recommend this brand. They are, by far, the most comfortable (and most stylish) long underwear I've ever worn. I will definitely be picking up a set of the black ones too!

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas from BrylaneHome

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It's no secret that one of my favorite online stores is BrylaneHome. They've got a huge selection of products to make your life and home more fun, more efficient, and more beautiful. Their product line is constantly growing and changing, so there's always something new to see at BrylaneHome. Here are some of my favorite holiday gift ideas from BrylaneHome, all at fabulous prices for the season:
Wrap up all your Christmas shopping in one trip at www.brylanehome.com! Be sure to check out their amazing sale prices, apply for BrylaneHome credit, and have everything delivered to your front door! They offer excellent customer service, careful packaging and shipping, and exclusive products you can't get anywhere else. Order today!
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Giveaway! Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever DVD

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Who doesn't love Grumpy Cat? 
The new Grumpy Cat movie is the perfect Christmas gift!
The movie is adorable and great for the whole family.

Story: In this feline sensation’s first movie, Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, lonely Grumpy Cat lives in a mall pet shop where she never gets chosen by customers. Because she always gets passed over, this kitty develops a very sour outlook on life until...one day during the holidays, a very special 12-year-old girl named Chrystal enters the pet store and falls in love with Grumpy. The two form a special friendship when Chrystal discovers she is the only person who can hear this feline talk. Will Grumpy Cat finally learn the true meaning of Christmas, or will it be, in Grumpy’s words, the “Worst. Christmas. Ever.”?
Win Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever DVD!
To enter, just fill in the form below. One winner. Open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on 12/18/2014. Good luck!

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Amour Scents - 12 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes

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Amour means love, and an Amour Scents candle is a great way to tell someone you love them. Amour Scents places a beautiful premium 925 Sterling Silver ring, earring, or pendant inside each candle, each valued between $10 and $5000. Their luxurious, healthy-burning scents include Spiced Cranberry, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Apple Pie, Jasmine, Evergreen Citrus, and many more. Their carefully chosen essential oils are 100% cruelty-free and are USA-made in Massachusetts. These candles comply with IFRA and RIFM, the strictest global standards in the industry. Their generously-sized 17oz candles make the perfect holiday gift! 

Shop HERE and enter below to win one of 12 candles or a $300 gift certificate!
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12/8/14

HoneyBaked Ham for the Holidays #HoneyBakedHoliday

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
I've found the secret to a stress-free holiday dinner! HoneyBaked Ham makes a perfect ham every time. They slow-cook it for hours, then all I have to do is reheat it. I got the boneless ham, but they also offer it as a Bone-In Half Ham, Quarter Ham, or Whole Ham! You can even just grab ham slices if you have a small gathering. Any way you slice it, it's delicious! I shopped at the Research Blvd. store in Austin, Texas; check their site to see where your local HoneyBaked Ham store is located.
Fortunately, HoneyBaked Ham also takes care of the side dishes and the desserts for me. Their delicious Heat-and-Share Sides include Au Gratin Potatoes, Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, and Garlic Mashed Potatoes (my favorite), plus about ten other side dishes to choose from. Their scrumptious desserts are ready to eat and we love their Pecan Pie so much that we got two of them! I love the quality of their foods and my holiday dinner turns out perfectly every time.
From now until 1/11/15 you can enter to win a $25,000 HoneyBaked Kitchen Makeover when you buy a Ham and Turkey Breast bundle.

Check out this amazing limited time coupon for $8.00 off any Bone-in Ham and Turkey Breast or Boneless Ham and Turkey Breast from HoneyBaked Ham to help you make your holiday dinner easy and delicious! (This offer is valid only at the following locations: Rolling Meadows, Orland Park, Villa Park, Morton Grove, Naperville, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Mesquite, Hurst, Lewisville, Houston, Austin, Spring, Clear Lake, Sugar Land, Indianapolis, Ferndale, Grand Rapids, Roseville, Birmingham, Troy, West Bloomfield, Livonia, Flint, Dearborn Heights, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Ann Arbor, Canton Township, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsburg, Monroeville, San Antonio, Bellevue, and Lynnwood. For store addresses click here.)

Donate $1.00 to Feeding America during checkout at the register of any HoneyBaked store. $1.00=10 Meals!