6/26/15

Giveaway! Beats Pill 2.0 Wireless Speaker - Beats by Dre

Welcome to the
Red, White and Blue Giveaway Hop Event
Hosted by LeahSay's Views

From June 27-July 7
you can visit each of the participating bloggers listed below
and enter to win fabulous prizes on each blog
worth at least $25.

I'm giving away a
Beats by Dre - Beats Pill 2.0 Wireless Speaker!
ARV $199
To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. Open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on July 7, 2015. Good luck and Happy Fourth of July!

Enter my other giveaways HERE.
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Bloggers Wanted for Back to School Pre-K through College Giveaway Hop Event

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Join LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht

for the "Back to School Pre-K through College Event"

The event will run August 1 - 22, 2015.

The event is not necessarily "themed," so think outside the lunch-box! Yes, we would like for the items we review to be tied in with Back to School or family in some way. You need not be a parent to participate. Think broader, food products could be for college dorm or busy parents on a school night. Cleaning supplies or bedding may fit will with college dorm. Clothing is always a plus, along with tech and supplies. Not to mention book fees and supplies, for which a gift card would work well.

When you add your blog home page link below, you have agreed to the following:
And yes, some of the things listed should be standard, and we've had to remove blogs from events for not following our simple rules.
Post your own dedicated giveaway for this event, from August 1, 2015, at 12:01 a.m. until August 22, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST
Giveaway may be self-sponsored (gift card or PayPal) or company-sponsored. Giveaway prize must be family friendly and valued at a minimum of $25.00.
Blogs without a giveaway post live at 9:00 a.m. on August 1st with ALL requirement will be removed from the linky. Sign up close on July 29, 2015.

***You are not required to post in advance of the giveaway event, HOWEVER... if you would like to help promote and bring in more participants, please place the event button in your side bar and link back to this post so others can join the fun.

Please also join the Weidknecht Events Facebook Group at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/WeidknechtEvents/

Your giveaway post on August 1st must include the following:
  • Back to School Event Button
  • Links (nofollow) to the hosts, LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht
  • The provided linky "showing/listing" the links to all participating bloggers.
  • Your giveaway description, along with a photo of the prize, and your contest form.
  • Giveaway Hop reminder and linky code will be provided at least one day before the hop begins, by email (make sure you double check your email) and in the Weidknecht Events Facebook Group.
  • Questions can be directed to LeahSaysViews@gmail.com.
  • Join the fun and promote your product with a great group of bloggers!

Patriotic American Flag Clothing for Fourth of July

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Get your patriotic clothing today so you can be in style this July 4th! You can find all the most fashionable American flag clothing for women and men at TipsyElves.com. They have everything from tshirts and shorts to headbands and bikinis.
This Women's American Flag Tank Top is my new favorite shirt. It's so soft and lightweight so it's perfect for hot Texas summer days. I love the faded worn look! The flowing hemline makes it super comfortable.
The Women's USA Tank Top from TipsyElves.com is another fabulous choice for Independence Day festivities. Its simple cut hugs my curves in all the right places. The red, white, and blue print on gray makes it really stand out.
It also has a slightly faded look which is really trending this summer. The wide sleeveless style and soft poly/cotton blend makes it a great choice for sweltering summer weather. Remember we have the right to BARE arms!
Grab your patriotic American flag clothing today at www.tipsyelves.com. Make sure you get yourself a new fanny pack, koozie, and socks so you can be totally decked out in American flags this Fourth of July!

Nano Ice Cool Collar: Freezer-Charged Cooling Necklace

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Wow, it's hot here in Texas! Between the heat and the humidity, it's brutal out there. I try to get most of my gardening done in the early morning, but I often find myself outside even in the hottest part of the afternoon. Thank goodness my Nano Ice Cool Collar keeps me cool! This brand new product is made of 100% recycled material and 100% organic substance.
The Nano Ice Cool Collar is a freezer-charged cooling necklace. The round "beads" absorb their cooling technology in the freezer, then provide me relief from the heat for three hours. The "beads" are about the size of a golf ball which are wrapped in material and gathered in between. It's perfect for regulating temperature because it cools the blood in my arteries before it reaches my brain. I use it in winter too, for relieving my headaches!
The Nano Ice Cool Collar is so much better than ice-cubes that are way too cold to tolerate. It also won't melt all over your neck. Wet rags dry out after a few minutes, but the Nano Ice Cool Collar stays cool and comfortable for hours even in the scorching Texas heat. Need more recommendations? Aid workers in Africa have tested the Cool Collar with positive results, plus for every ten Cool Collars sold, the creators of this amazing product will donate one to aid workers abroad.
Keep your cool this summer with the Nano Ice Cool Collar!  
Visit their Etsy page and order yours today!

6/25/15

How to Refinish Cabinets with Gel Stain and Transform a Room #DIY

Staining cabinets is an easy way to give a room a whole new look. It's way more affordable than replacing old cabinets. Staining wood can be a messy project, but with Java Gel Stain from General Finishes it's nearly mess-free.
When we bought our empty nest home in 2014, there were many things I intended to change and we've accomplished many of our DIY renovations already. You can read more about those HERE. I wanted to share the process I used to make over the cabinets using Java Gel Stain in the two bathrooms and the kitchen.
First, remove all the cabinet doors and drawers. I stained my doors and cabinets on a table in the garage. I left the cabinet bases in their respective rooms for staining. If there are knobs or handles on your cabinets, remove them. I didn't have any, but added them after I refinished the cabinets to update their look even more. Gather all the supplies you're going to need.

Supplies:
(the links are to the products on Amazon and if you purchase through my link, I'll earn a few pennies)
General Finishes Java Gel Stain (other colors available)      
General Finishes Polyacrylic Satin Topcoat
    *Note: One can of stain and topcoat was enough for all these cabinets.
Foam brushes
Blue painter's tape
Sanding Block
When staining a cabinet base in a room, tape off walls, floors, and appliances with blue painter's tape for a clean stain line next to walls and floors, and to protect appliances from accidental bumps with the brush. Be sure to open a window or door slightly to allow fumes to escape the room. This gel stain has only a slight odor, so it doesn't smell up the entire house if you're working inside. Lightly sand the cabinets with a sanding block, and honestly don't spend too much time doing this and don't worry too much about the inner corners. You just want to soften the wood a bit so it grabs the stain. The sanding also removes dirt from the surface. I set some old 2x4 pieces under my cabinet doors on the table so I could stain the edges of the door without staining the tables.
This stain can be used in two ways, you can either spread it on and let it dry, or spread it on and wipe it down with a soft cloth. I just spread it on with a foam brush and let it dry, because not wiping it with a cloth means I'm saving time. The first coat isn't very impressive. There will be lots of streaks and bare-looking spots. Let it dry at least 24 hours before applying a second coat of stain. If it's really humid, wait 48 hours. Then apply a second coat and wait again until it's dry. I only stained the outside parts of the cabinets, not the inside parts. It's time consuming, but I found it to be very enjoyable. The gel stain isn't runny, rather it's more like a pudding, so it's a pretty clean project. I did throw a towel on the floor under where I was working in the rooms to make sure I didn't cause any disasters if I accidentally tipped over the can of gel stain.
After the second coat of gel stain dries, apply two coats of topcoat, allowing the first coat to dry completely before applying the second. When the topcoat is completely dry, you can reinstall the cabinet doors and drawers, then add knobs or handles. You will be amazed at what you just accomplished and your room will look like it's been remodeled by a pro!

Here's the Guest Bathroom after I refinished the cabinet.
See the entire remodel HERE.


Here's the Master Bathroom after I refinished the cabinet.
See the entire remodel HERE.



Here's the Kitchen after I refinished the cabinets.
See the entire remodel HERE.


See all of my DIY Home Projects HERE.

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Giveaway! Hydrofeet Insoles - Give Your Feet A Break Today

Welcome to the Give Your Feet A Break Today Giveaway

Hosted by: A Medic's World
Sponsored by: Hydrofeet

Sometimes walking can be painful for many reasons. Whether it is lower back pain, or conditions with your feet, maybe the type of shoes that you wear, all of these can add up to uncomfortable steps that you are taking on your feet. Why not try adding a pair of insoles that will help alleviate some of those problems? Let's introduce Hydrofeet, a therapeutic liquid messaging insole made for men and women, with children sizes coming soon. Let's check out the full review Tom over at A Medic's World did here.

So how does a chance of winning 1 of the 10 pairs available of these sound? Yes, 10 lucky people will each get to pick 1 pair from the size chart below.

​Hydrofeet Insoles Giveaway (ARV $45 each) 10 Winners
  • Open to US
  • Winners will be chosen at random through Giveaway Tools via Random.org.
  • Sweepstakes starts 6/25 at 1 am EST and ends 7/9 at 11:59 PM EST.
  • Winner(s) will be notified via email.
  • Winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
  • Hydrofeet is responsible for prize fulfillment.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter Giveaway Tools Widget
  • Only one entrant per household.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Entering the Giveaway Tools Widget means you agree to terms above.
  • Good Luck!


6/24/15

Leg&Go Bike - 8 Bikes in 1

Disclosure: I received compensation in exchange for my post.
A complete innovation - merging 8 bikes into 1!

Nowadays parents more and more often look for smart investments, things that don't have to be replaced over and over again because children outgrow them. Well, Leg&Go is most certainly one of those sustainable purchases.
This children's bike has 8 different modifications giving additional support for learning to walk, improving the feeling of balance and enabling an option for pedaling! Your child from the age of 8 months to 6 years can enjoy the freedom of rocking and riding on one safe and harmless toy.

In addition to various versions, Leg&Go is also safe. Its unique frame design provides incredible suspension travel absorbing shock and safeguarding your child’s spine. The frame is unique not only because of the suspension, but also its angles are developed so that the frame automatically shifts the shock from saddle to wheels. And Leg&Go has a better steering mechanism with readjustable steering limiter and bigger front wheel for more precise steering.
For more comfort, each of Leg&Go versions can be adjusted to your child's ever growing height. Being flexible in size, it allows each child to master balance at their own pace and start pedaling with complete confidence and reduced risk of falling. With regard to loosing balance, Leg&Go bike being made from wood has a quality that metal bikes don't – wood takes on a part from hit, preventing or significantly reducing the severity of injury.

The birch plywood used gives an elegant and eco-friendly look, as well as allows the perfect thickness for maximum flexibility and durability.
The use of each Leg&Go part has been carefully thought through, which is why it has alloy rim, steel spokes, wider polyurethane saddle, belt instead of a chain and the best fitting mechanisms for pedaling.

There is nothing like this on market and in order to bring the completely new invention to reality, Leg&Go team has launched a campaign on Kickstarter. Visit their website www.leggobike.com or take a closer look at their Kickstarter project to learn more about the Leg&Go.

SmartFeed Serves Up Better Media For Kids

Disclosure: I received compensation in exchange for my post.
SmartFeed has a wonderful, straightforward premise for kids: Put Positive Media In, Get Positive Minds Out. As parents, don't we always want to choose the best for our kids? We seek out the best schools and teachers, most family-friendly neighborhoods, and the healthiest types of foods. We encourage our kids to participate in after-school activities and to form positive friendships. SmartFeed now allows us to also choose the best media stories and role models for our kids. This amazing tool helps parents better manage kids' digital media, and shift away from "filtering out bad" and towards "driving more good" content and technology.
SmartFeed has four key components - Curate, Deliver, Manage, and Connect - that enable parents to curate media options based on detailed preference settings, enable convenient push delivery to family devices, manage what kids are consuming online, and finally connect to other like-minded families to share media recommendations.
SmartFeed allows parents to choose the best digital media and customize content by child, situation, ratings sources, content format and device type. Parents are able to “pre-load” only desired content onto each child’s devices, without pop-up previews or advertisements. The managing part of it allows you to know exactly what content your children have consumed so you can connect with them about it. It also eliminates screen time battles with customizable auto-set on/off times, and it encourages your children to watch “inspiring” content by allowing extended viewing time for individual apps and programs.
SmartFeed gives you the option to join an online community of parents, schools, and organizations to get valuable insight into the types of media that other local families, families who have similar settings to you and schools are using. SmartFeed enables parents to leverage the very powerful medium of digital media to find great content to positively influence kids. Your children are going to be online anyway, and SmartFeed helps you make sure they are seeing the things you want them to see.
Visit SmartFeed at www.thesmartfeed.com and back their Kickstarter program HERE! I think SmartFeed is an excellent way to help build up more positive children who will one day be leading our country. Be sure to check out the SmartFeed YouTube channel too!

Weekly Giveaway Linky - Wednesday Wealth (June 24-30)


6/23/15

Giveaway! $75 Walmart Gift Card

Disclosure: I received compensation in exchange for my post.


Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.

As an example, moms can head here and click to “Drop the price” of the Step2 Write Desk. For example, in today’s promotion for the desk, it started out at $69.99 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates until it reaches $34.00 (51% off).

You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!

Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.

Giveaway
All you have to do is help moms drop the price on this Step2 Write Desk and you will be entered to WIN a $75 Walmart Gift Card. Just click “Drop the price” on the widget below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the widget — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

Ends on 7/16/2015.
Must be 18 years or older to enter.
Must be a US Resident to win.

Click here if you don’t see the widget below. Reload this page to see your entries update.




Giveaway! Fusion Performance Backrest from Bedgear #SleepFuel


Enter to win a
Fusion Performance Backrest

Read my review HERE.
Enter below!
To enter for your chance to win, just fill in the giveaway form below. Winner selects one backrest from three fabulous color combinations. Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on 7/15/2015. Good luck!

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Free Samples Free Products Free Coupons

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PINCHme sends you the free products and free samples you want! Sign up at pinchme.com and choose the products you want to try. Then try them out and tell them what you think so they can reward you even more!
Check out all these fabulous products I just got from PINCHme! They sent me free products in sample size and full size, plus coupons to save when I like a product so much that I put it on my regular grocery list.
Your kids will love the 3-in-1 washes -- it's shampoo, conditioner, and body wash all in one. As a parent that's going to make your life easier because bath time will go much faster. It'll also be easier to get them in the bath when their favorite characters await them.
I also got a Nexcare bandage and coupon, plus a tube of Skinfix, which I'm sure will come in handy during my home renovations. PINCHme sent me a full size bottle of a gorgeous blue nail polish, two fabulous Gold Bond lotions, and a scrumptious-smelling strawberry body wash from Olay.
PINCHme also includes samples for the kitchen! I love getting free caffeince and I got a Starbucks Iced Coffee Kcup plus a Luzianne Sweet Tea pouch that makes a half gallon of tea. Are you signed up yet with PINCHme? Sign up here!
The Kraft Seasoned Grated Parmesan Cheese in Classic Italian is absolutely delicious. We sprinkle Parmesan on lots of foods in my house. PINCHme even sent me orange-flavored Berocca which helps increase mental sharpness and energy. All moms need that!
I even got personal products from Playtex and Summer's Eve. They are the perfect size to tuck into a travel bag! Are you ready to get FREE products and samples? It's so easy to sign up! Just go to PINCHme.com and click the SIGN UP NOW button to start getting the free stuff you want!
Get your free products, samples, and coupons HERE!