The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017 - Holiday Gift Idea

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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017 has just been released! This amazing reference is the perfect holiday gift idea for parents, grandparents, families, students, and that uncle who thinks he knows everything. This thick book (available in softcover or hardcover) is simply PACKED with information! Within the many pages, you'll find popular annual sections like Year in Sports, Top 10 News Topics, The World at a Glance, and Time Capsule.
Brand-new features include:
  • 2016 Election Results: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2016 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries and candidate biographies to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of the House, Senate, and gubernatorial races.
  • World Almanac Editors’ Picks: The Best Teams That Never Won It All: In light of Golden State’s unprecedented regular season success and eventual downfall in the NBA Finals, The World Almanac takes a look back into sports history for the best teams that fell just short of championship glory.
  • Statistical Spotlight: This brand-new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year, providing context and giving readers a fresh perspective on important issues.
  • Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on student loans, overdose deaths, state minimum wages, and much more.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017 also features updated world maps and some of the year's most poignant photos. Don't miss the 2016 Offbeat News Stories, some of the strangest news stories of the year, including a fugitive octopus, an olfactory matchmaking service, and the meaning of Bundespräsidentenwiederholungswahlverschiebung. This book is a treasure trove of information and is a great addition to any family library!
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Microsoft Surface Pro: Perfect Tablet for On-the-Go, Plus Huge Savings and Giveaway

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The Microsoft Surface Pro is a lightweight, portable tablet, which makes blogging on-the-go so easy. I used to lug around my big laptop when I went on travel excursions, like to Israel and Nevis, but it got extremely heavy, especially through busy airports where I had to walk far. The portability of the Microsoft Surface Pro is so much better, even if I'm only traveling to a local blog conference. This is a fabulous choice for bloggers, students, and anyone who is constantly on-the-go!
The Microsoft Surface Pro has great features and you can customize the GB and RAM you want when you purchase through the Microsoft Store. It has a big 12.3" PixelSense touchscreen display with amazing color and contrast, and even comes with a Surface Pen. It is very versatile -- I can use it as a laptop or a tablet. I really love the ultra-thin profile because I can easily carry it anywhere I go.
The Microsoft Surface Pro has plenty of storage on a super-fast SSD drive for all my programs, apps, photos, videos, and music. It's powerful enough for me to do real work with professional-grade software. The Surface Pen is incredible -- it has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity and an eraser on the other end, so that I can sketch, write, and erase, right on my screen. It's perfect for creative types and those who love to stay organized.

The Microsoft Surface Pro would make a fabulous holiday gift! Right now, you can save $150 on Microsoft Surface Pro 4 i5 128GB. This offer expires on 12/24/16, so hurry! Microsoft offers free shipping and free returns, plus an extended Holiday Return and Exchange Policy!

$500 Microsoft Store Gift Card Giveaway!
Entry Requirements: US ONLY, 18 years and older, Giveaway runs from 12-9, 2016 to 1-6, 2017 11:59 PM EST. Giveaway prize will be one $500 Microsoft Store gift card. Enter below! Good luck!


Giveaway! Inlight 100% Organic Skincare

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Inlight 100% Organic Skincare takes only the finest, ethically-sourced, natural, and organic ingredients and harnesses them at their highest potentcy to create a gourmet, artisan, sublimely luxurious diet for your skin. Inlight organic skincare contains the finest and most effective organic food-grade and cold-pressed oils, herbs, the purest essential oils, and beeswax.
I received the Body Beautiful Collection, which includes the Body Oil with Arnica .17 fl oz (a warming oil for rejuvenation and promotion of both suppleness and elasticity), the Firm and Tone Oil .17 fl oz (an oil with high concentrations of active plant oils and astringent plant extracts for toning and smoothing skin), the Body Butter .17 fl oz (a rich moisturizer formulated to pamper, soothe, and replenish skin), and the Foot and Leg Balm .17 fl oz (designed to revive tired, aching feet and melt away dry, rough skin).
After a long, warm shower one evening, I used the products when my skin was relaxed, warm, and ready to absorb the bio-active nutrients. The products are wonderfully rich and very aromatic. I woke up with very soft skin. Although the samples appear small, the products actually lasted over a few applications, and my skin delighted in the special attention. I would love to try full size products now that I've tried the samples. These would make great stocking stuffer gifts!
Inlight Skincare Triple Product Giveaway!
Winner receives 3 Inlight trial kits: Body Beautiful Collection $32.00 which contains the four products above, The Try Me Collection $29.99 which contains Face Cleanser .17 fl oz, Floral Face Tonic .17 fl oz, and Daily Face Oil .17 fl oz, and Indulgence Collection $39.00 which contains Face Cleanser .17 fl oz, Floral Face Tonic .17 fl oz, Daily Face Oil .17 fl oz, and Line Softener .17 fl oz. It's a great way to try before you buy!

Giveaway is open to US readers, ages 18 and up. Enter below for your chance to win! Giveaway ends on 12/16/2016. Good luck!

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Giveaway! San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee - Chocolate Raspberry #review

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The holiday season is all about indulgence, whether it's shopping for dozens of gifts, having two more pieces of fudge, or treating yourself to a special weekend away. I've just discovered a new way to indulge in a delectable delight with no guilt - San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee in Chocolate Raspberry! I have never seen this flavor anywhere else, so I was anxious to try it. As I opened the bag, the amazing aroma filled my kitchen and my mouth began watering. It seemed to take forever for my coffee to brew!
Since this was my first taste ever of SF Bay Coffee, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was not disappointed. It was everything I dreamed it would be, and more. Its smooth chocolate taste with just a hint of sweet and tangy raspberries warmed me all the way down to my cold winter toes. This is the kind of coffee that is so good that you want to close your eyes to really indulge in the experience. You simply must try the Chocolate Raspberry! It easily earns a five star rating from me.
SF Bay Gourmet Coffee is available in tons of flavors (and now I can't wait to try some others) like Amaretto Milano, Caramel Creme, Cinnamon Crumb Cake, Southern Pecan, and many more. When you order online your coffee from the Gourmet Coffee and Tea Store, you can choose from whole bean or up to six different types of grind, and different sizes of bags up to three pounds, or choose single serve boxes. You could even order trial sizes and create a thoughtful holiday gift basket of several types of flavored coffees.
SF Bay Coffee Giveaway!
One lucky winner will get to choose either a bag or single-serve box of any flavor SF Bay Gourmet Coffee. To enter to win, just fill in the giveaway form below. Giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18 and up. Giveaway ends on 12/18/2016. Good luck!

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Sydney's Sweet Soaps - You Won't Believe It's Soap! #holidaygiftidea

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Every once in a while, I'll come across a product that is perfect for anyone and everyone. This is one of those! Sydney's Sweet Soaps are so much more than just soap. These are the most intricately designed soaps I've ever seen! Each one is handcrafted with care, exploding with fragrance, and made from the finest natural ingredients. All of us need soap, but Sydney's Sweet Soaps are the cream of the crop. Who wouldn't want to find this gorgeous gift basket under their Christmas tree?
You're going to love bathing with a Raspberry Donut, a Chocolate Cake Slice, or a Mimosa Cupcake. Your kids will easily jump into the bathtub with a Brownie Soap or a bubble bath by the name of Huckleberry Bubbling Fool Scoops that looks like ice cream. I bet even your favorite guy would love to shower with a pack of Chocolate Chip Cookie soaps!
As I opened each of the products in my gift basket (which, by the way, makes an awesome countertop storage container forever), I honestly started getting hungry. These soaps are incredibly realistic and they smell amazing. Sydney's Sweet Soaps also makes wonderful sugar scrubs, bath bombs, and moisturizers. The Lime Cooler Gelato Sugar Scrub is one of my favorite products in this gift basket! It even comes with a little scooping spoon.
Drop a Sydney's Sweet Soaps Bath Bomb in your bath or toss a Shower Truffle Fizz in your shower for an incredible aromatic bathing experience. Their Swanky Gift Baskets are available in multiple sizes, so you can choose the one that fits your budget - mini, medium, or  large. How about a Large Fruit Salad Basket, or maybe a Deluxe Dessert Basket for the ultimate in delicious bathing?
There are tons of Sydney's Sweet Soaps that are available individually, too. Stuff the holiday stockings with Mini Lemon Cupcakes, Sweet Dream Popsicles, and Sweet Macarons in Tangerine and Apple. Even teenage boys will shower with a Luscious Soap Slice in Bearclaw or Mocha Latte! Moms will swoon over the Gelati Whipped Scoops in Pinkberry and Melon.
If you have an office party coming up, a two-pack of sprinkled donuts is the perfect size and price, plus they arrive already packaged for giving. They won't believe they are actually soaps! Everyone will wish you were their secret Santa. I am absolutely thrilled with my Sydney's Sweet Soaps and I know you love these bath-time confections! Which one are you drooling over?
Shop online at www.sydneyssweetsoaps.com. Save 10% off your first order with the special code sydneys and if you spend over $100, you'll even get free shipping
If you're near Boca Raton, stop in and visit their sweet soap bakery at Boca Raton Town Center Mall. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



Hilltop Christmas Trees and Wreaths Delivered #review

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It's been so long since we've had a real Christmas tree that I had forgotten how much I loved the scent. It really puts me in the Christmas spirit! I opened my shipment from Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms and found the most beautiful, full, real Christmas Classic Wreath. It smells so wonderful! It's beautifully made, very thick with foilage, a full 24" across, and is topped off with a gorgeous red and green tartan bow. This balsam Christmas wreath makes me so happy and nostalgic. Now I'm wishing I had ordered one of their real Christmas trees to be delivered here. They offer lots of beautiful wreaths to choose from, in sizes 24", 28", and 32" with a wide variety of bow colors to match your home decor. I am absolutely thrilled with my Hilltop Christmas wreath and highly recommend them!
Hilltop is a family run business delivering fresh aromatic Christmas Trees direct to your door throughout Continental USA and Canada. You choose the date, they harvest your tree, and UPS will deliver it right to your door! Find out more about their Christmas tree delivery service HERE. Order by December 13 for Christmas delivery!

Hilltop Delivers Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Garland and More! 
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Snowberry Skin Care - New Radiance Face Serum #review

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As I age, I'm finding myself trying desperately to reduce the wrinkles that find their way onto my face, especially around my eyes. I've been trying out the Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum with CuPep (Copper Tripeptide-1). Snowberry has discovered, after 5 years of research, how to make this multi-functional peptide actually enter the skin, rather than just sit on top of it. It stimulates the production of structural proteins, counters inflammation, hydrates the skin, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. You can read more about the science of Snowberry's CuPep here.
New Radiance Face Serum comes in a pump bottle. I've found that about three pumps of the serum is enough to lightly cover my face and neck. The consistency is like a light gel and it smooths on easily. It leaves my face feeling cool and it dries quickly. I've been using it for just over two weeks and I'm delighted with the results. My skin feels softer, much less dry, and the wrinkles around my eyes are definitely less noticeable. I've also noticed that my skin simply looks brighter. This is one anti-aging product I will certainly keep using!
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Fruit of the Loom New Winter Products

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It is really starting to get cold here in Kansas. We're even expecting some snow this week. I'm so glad that Fruit of the Loom reached out to me to review some of their new winter products. The Jogger is a new style of sweatpants that are extra cozy on even the coldest days. They feature a banded ankle (perfect for tucking into boots), an elastic waistband with a drawstring, and two pockets. They are super comfortable and come in lots of great colors! Get them at Walmart and Walmart.com.
Fruit of the Loom new Breathable Underwear helps you stay dry, cool, and comfortable during this busy season (including, but not limited to, awkward family dinners, fighting through mall crowds, or rushing to fit in social obligations). They are are amazing comfortable and my new favorite style! I love that they are tag-free and the cool and dry fabric is very soft. The double needle stitching helps keep them in place. The new Breathable Underwear is available in lots of styles for both men and women at Wal-Mart, Target, and Kohl’s.


Ice Chips Candy - Stocking Stuffer Idea

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If you've ever wished there was a candy that was GOOD FOR YOU, you simply must try Ice Chips Candy! These candy pieces taste absolutely amazing and they are made with Xylitol, a naturally-occurring sweetener found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables. Ice Chips Candy are beneficial to your teeth, reduces new tooth decay, inhibits growth of dental plaque, and reduces cavity-causing bacteria!
Ice Chips Candy comes in lots of great flavors and their individually wrapped tins are the perfect size to tuck into holiday stockings! They even offer a stocking on their website that is prefilled with Ice Chips for those hard to buy for friends, or maybe the office party gift exchange. This candy is also perfect for Diabetics (even recommended) and does not impact insulin levels. Ice Chips contain zero net effective carbs and leave no aftertaste. Best of all, they taste great!
Ice Chips Candy come in the delicious flavors you see here, plus many more. There are even some flavors inspired by Disney's movie Moana. My favorite flavors are the Root Beer Float and the Berry Mix. I love these candies! Which one do you want to try first? Visit www.icechipscandy.com and order some Ice Chips Candy for the holidays!