Giveaway! Fieldcrest Luxury Pillows with DACRON Memory Fiber Down Alternative Fiberfill

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As we approach the end of the year, most of us begin planning for little changes that will improve our lives in the upcoming months. Maybe you're thinking of weight loss, better eating, or more exercise. Did you know that how well you sleep at night has a lot to do with your health? These new Fieldcrest Luxury Pillows are helping me to sleep soundly and wake up refreshed.
A Fieldcrest Luxury Pillow with DACRON Memory Fiber Down Alternative Fiberfill is an affordable, practical way to make a positive change in your life. The cotton sateen cover is soft and silky, without that slippery feeling that makes my pillowcase slide around.
The DACRON brand premium polyester with memory technology actually adjusts to your preferred sleeping position. I've found these pillows to be extremely comfortable, whether I'm sleeping on my back, my side, or my stomach.
These Fieldcrest Luxury Pillows are easy on pressure points, without the high expense of down pillows. The DACRON Memory Fiber down alternative fiberfill also retains less heat than down pillows, so it's a great night's sleep. I love my new Fieldcrest Luxury Pillows!
The Fieldcrest Luxury Pillow with DACRON Memory Fiber Down Alternative Fiberfill is available exclusively at Target and www.target.com. Want to win one of these wonderful pillows? Just enter below for your chance to win! Giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on 1/5/2015. One winner will receive one pillow. Good luck!

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Pantone's Color of the Year: Marsala - Kohl's $50 GC Giveaway

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I am gushing over the 2015 Color of the Year! Pantone, the leading authority in color, today announced its rich, captivating 2015 Color of the Year - Marsala. Described as a “naturally earthy and robust wine red” by Pantone, this deep red-brown hue will be the must-have color in fashion, beauty and home decor in the coming year. Of course, Kohl's is the place to go for finding the products that will infuse the color Marsala into your home!
Check out this gorgeous Noritake Colorwave 4-pc. Place Setting from Kohl's. Made of durable stoneware construction, this set features a deep red matte exterior and rim, and a glossy cream-colored glaze on the inside. The set includes an 11-in. dinner plate, an 8 1/4-in. salad plate, a cereal bowl, and a mug. The pieces are dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe, and even oven-safe!
Since each place setting is sold individually, you can use the gift cards and cash you got for Christmas to buy exactly how many place settings you need. This set is even beautiful enough to use as home decor pieces for your holiday parties and into the new year. How will you infuse Marsala, the color of the year into your home for 2015?
Visit www.kohls.com or your local Kohl's store to fill your home with the warm color of Marsala. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, then enter below to win a $50 gift card to Kohl's.
Enter to win a $50 Kohl's Gift Card
to celebrate the color Marsala!
To enter, just fill in the contest form below. Giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18 and older. One winner will receive a $50 Kohl's Gift Card. Giveaway ends on January 5, 2015. Good luck!

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Merry Christmas!

I hope you all have a blessed Christmas!
                                                               ~ Lisa Weidknecht


Gold Elements D'Or Facial Cream - Review #beauty

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Dry winter skin gets the "Midas touch" with D'Or Facial Cream from Gold Elements. This amazing facial cream is made from pure 24k gold leaves, which provides several astounding benefits for the skin:
  • Quickening cell renewal for a radiant glow
  • Increasing the oxygen and blood flow of the skin
  • Boosting collagen and elastin production that assists in firming and tightening the skin
D'Or Facial Cream is a very rich cream and it smooths on very nicely. It has a very light, clean scent and it absorbs quickly into my skin. It conditions and rebalances my skin, leaving my face feeling amazingly soft without a greasy feeling. This time of year, I'm usually fighting very dry, itchy skin between the dry, heated air indoors and the cold windy weather outdoors, but D'Or Facial Cream gives me smooth, healthy skin. Its gentle formula makes it perfect for my sensitive skin too. I've also been using it on my hands because the back of my hands get very dry in winter, and this cream makes a big difference. I love it and definitely recommend it!
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Giveaway! CarPET Scratch Stopper

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Soft kitty. Warm kitty. Very mischeivious kitty! It's so nice to have a purring kitty sitting in your lap, but sometimes cats are destructive and their little claws can damage carpets, especially in doorways where the carpet edge sits. I've had several destructive cats over the years and I'm excited that there is finally a carpet-saving solution that works! The CarPET Scratch Stopper is designed to keep your cats from tearing up the carpet in your doorways. It's an easy fix that stops the problem immediately. The CarPET Scratch Stopper simply lays over the carpet in a doorway, preventing cats from being able to get their claws into the carpeting, even when they're digging under the doorway looking for you. My cats always did this especially when I went into the bathroom. They are so curious and want to be wherever their people are at! 

This affordable solution allows you to protect the thousands of dollars of home investment you spent in your flooring. It will fit any standard size doorway, including 28-inch, 30-inch, and 32-inch. Find out how to measure your door HERE. To install it, all you have to do is place it over the carpeting in your doorway. The durable CarPet Scratch Stopper is maintenance-free and will last for years. It even comes with a 5-year warranty and it's guaranteed to work or you get your money back! Buy your CarPET Scratch Stopper HERE! Check out this video and then enter below to win a patent-pending CarPET Scratch Stopper!

Win a CarPET Scratch Stopper!
To enter, fill in the contest form below. Open to US residents, ages 18 and older. One winner may choose from 28", 30" or 32" CarPET Scratch Stopper. Giveaway ends on 1/5/2015. Good luck!

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6 Situations Where You Can Lose Your Ability to Hear

When many people think of hearing loss, they have visions of old age. The truth of the matter is hearing loss can happen regardless of your age group. In today's society, there is an increasing number of ways that you can damage the inner working of your ear without realizing. Your activities can directly affect your senses and you could damage yourself beyond repair and conventional healing. What situations could put your ability to listen in jeopardy?

Video Games

Millions of gamers around the globe adorn their headsets before leaping into player-versus-player combat. Unfortunately, many of them turn the volume up to levels beyond what is absolutely needed. Since many of these players are glued to monitors and televisions for several hours per day, they could be surpassing tolerance levels. According to DangerousDecibels.org, exposure time to loud noises is less tolerable as the volume increases.

Car Stereo Systems

A lot of drivers on the road believe that "booming the bass" is a sign of prestige. Unfortunately, it may also become a sign of direct eardrum damage. Many of these individuals listen to music far beyond 100 decibels, which can only be sustained for mere minutes without risking permanent damage.

Water Skiing

Although it may seem like an unrelated sport, water skiing has the capacity to render a person deaf within one or both ears. Speed may play a factor as the water skier loses control. WHen he or she falls of skis or marine vehicles, there is a risk of water traveling down the ear canal at incredible speeds. Since the inner workings of the ear are fragile, this could cause tears and ruptures causing permanent damage.

Movie Theaters

A good sound system provides a great deal of quality in the movie theater. However, a miscalibration in the stereo equipment could subject the patrons to prolonged exposure of intense sounds. As most movies are between 1.5 and two hours long, The decibel level has to remain below 90 decibels in order to benefit moviegoers. According to Miracle-Ear, many movie theaters are installing closed-captioning alternatives for the hearing impaired. This allows the experience to be enjoyed without cranking the volume higher.

Smartphone Volume

Talking and using the smartphone as your mp3 player is a common feature of many devices. However, the headset jack could provide sounds that are greater than what the eardrum can resist. Some devices will advise against turning the system up to maximum levels as the decibels could reach damaging levels. Jogging while using a headset plugged into your smartphone should be enough to hear, not drown out the ambient circumstances.

Home-theater Sound Bar

Sound bars connected to your television can produce near movie-theater-quality audio. However, it could also be turned up too loud when viewing anticipated movies with the family. In this situation, you may be risking the hearing of your children as well as yourself.

Human tolerance for sounds can reach above 165 decibels providing the sound only lasts for a fraction of a second. By subjecting yourself to louder noises, you're causing direct damage to your inner ear decreasing it's capabilities. You may think that some of your activities can get you attention or are cool to listen to loudly, but it will increase your risk of deafness over time. Take responsibility for your health and listen to sounds responsibly.


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

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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!


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.


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

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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). :)
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!
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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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! 


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
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 Cuvée ($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!

Here's What's Cooking for Christmas

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Cookbooks are always the perfect gift for Christmas! It's a gift they will enjoy all year long. 150 Best Dips and Salsas by Judith Finlayson and Jorden Wagman is packed with mouth-watering recipes that are easy to make.
This beautiful softcover book offers unique recipes like Roasted Onion Salsa,  Cilantro Lime Dip, and even Eggplant Caviar, plus recipes for Bagel Chips, Yogurt Flatbread, and Crisp Pita Bread. It's the perfect gift for those who love to entertain!
Busy families will love the Easy Everyday Slow Cooker Recipes book by Donna-Marie Pye! Loaded with 200 scrumptious recipes, this cookbook offers tons of full-color photos. If you have a slow cooker that you don't use often, this book will help you use it to its full potential with tips and techniques that will turn you into a slow cooker champion.
I love tossing everything in the slow cooker and walking away to come back later to a complete meal and this book includes recipes for meals like Steak Fajitas, Pesto Meatball Stew, Steak and Mushroom Pub Pie, Turkey and Cranberry Cobbler, African Lamb Tagine, and even a chapter on slow cooker desserts!
You can find these (and many more) fantastic cookbooks at