American Certified Sage Garden Planter - Review and $150 Shopping Spree Giveaway

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Buying products made in the United States is important because it helps our economy grow and provides jobs for Americans. American Certified offers a huge selection of quality American-made products for every room of your home, and your yard and patio, including this Sage Garden Planter.
Made by Adams Manufacturing, this garden planter is 36" long and stand 34" tall. It assembles in just minutes by pressing the legs into the bottom and twisting the drain plug onto the bottom. It will hold up to 50 pounds and the angled legs provide sturdiness and beauty to the patio.
It's just the right height to eliminate my need for kneeling to plant and I decided to grow some fall broccoli plants, rather than flowers. This garden planter is a great way to start a veggie garden if your space is at a minimum!
There weren't many plant choices left this late in the season, so I "rescued" some that looked fairly healthy and bought some high-quality soil made for growing veggies. Since the garden planter is made of durable resin, it won't rust, peel, or rot.
This garden planter is wonderful and we can't wait to begin enjoying our own homegrown broccoli. Check out American Certified for fabulous American-made products for your home! You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, plus you can enter below to win a $150 American Certified Shopping Spree!
Win a $150 American Certified Shopping Spree!
Ends December 10, 2014. Open to US residents, ages 18+.
Giveaway form hosted by American Certified. Prize fulfillment by American Certified.


Giveaway! Isotoner Signature Gloves - #HappyHarvest Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to the Happy Harvest Giveaway Hop
hosted by Planet Weidknecht 
From November 1-10, you can visit each one of the participating blogs listed below and enter to win prizes worth at least $25. You could potentially win them all! Good luck!

My prize is
Isotoner Signature Women's smarTouch Matrix Nylon Gloves
ARV $48.00
When I hear the name Isotoner, I first think of their fabulous gloves. I get myself a new pair every fall and I love to give them as gifts. These new Isotoner Signature smarTouch Gloves are amazing! They come in great styles and colors for men and women.
Isotoner Signature Gloves with invisible smarTouch technology allow you to operate touchscreen devices with pinpoint accuracy while keeping your hands toasty warm. No more freezing pointer fingers!
My husband loves the classic, sophisticated look of his new Istoner Signature Gloves and I love the bright, fun colors of mine. These gloves are incredibly comfortable with thicker ThermaFlex lining on the back for increased warmth and less restrictive on the palm for greater flexibility.
The nonslip palm improves grip for secure handling of devices, for driving, and for carrying that all-important cup of hot coffee! Isotoner's Signature Stretch materials ensure superior fit and flexibility. They are super stylish, super comfortable, and super warm! I love mine and so does my husband.
Visit www.totes-isotoner.com to get new gloves for everyone on your holiday list! You can also follow them on Facebook. Be sure to enter below to win a Pair of Isotoner Signature Women's smarTouch Matrix Nylon ThermaFlex-Lined Gloves in Very Berry!

Enter to win!
To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US residents ages 18 and up. Giveaway ends on November 10, 2014 at midnight ET. One winner will win a Pair of Isotoner Signature Women's smarTouch Matrix Nylon ThermaFlex-Lined Gloves in Very Berry. Good luck!

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Pictures from the Sky - Photojournal #Travel #Utah

Photos taken from an airplane over Utah. October 2014. 
Trip sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society.


Sunbeam Therapedic Heated Quilted Mattress Pad - Review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Cold nights are coming soon and you are going to want to be ready for them! We've all heard about electric blankets, but can you image the wonderful warmth of an electric mattress pad? The Sunbeam Therapedic Heated Mattress Pad will envelope you in coziness.
This heated mattress pad is quilted for extra softness and fits mattresses up to 18" deep. Remember heat rises, so an electric mattress pad is going to be your ticket to wintertime warmth! It's made of 50% cotton and 50% polyester.
The Sunbeam Heated Mattress Pad has elastic all the way around the bottom edge, not just on the corners, so it will hug your mattress securely and not slide around. It features ten different warming settings and even has a preheat feature!
It's available in all sizes from twin to California king, plus an AutoOff Digital Controller. The queen and king size have dual heat controllers, so if you share your bed, there's no arguments over heat settings. There are few things more wonderful than crawling into a toasty warm bed on a cold night, and we love the Sunbeam heated mattress pad!
The Sunbeam Therapedic Heated Quilted Mattress Pad is available exclusively at select Bed Bath & Beyond Stores, and online at www.bedbathandbeyond.com.

Giveaway! Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Some of you probably avoid canned or packaged fruit because of the sugar. Dole has just found the solution. The new Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls are sweetened with Monk fruit instead of sugar! They currently offer this option on their Mandarin Oranges and Diced Peaches, and will soon be releasing their No Sugar Added Pineapple.
Monk fruit is a little melon that ripens on the vine in remote central Asia. Originally harvested over 800 years ago and used by monks for its health properties and sweetness, Monk fruit concentrate is 150 times sweeter than sugar!
I love the Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls and actually like the taste better than the sugar sweetened ones. These little bowls are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack! You could even pass them out for Halloween treats.
Visit Dole.com/NoSugarAdded to download a coupon and find your closest retailer. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, then enter below to win a gift pack of Dole No Sugar Added Fruit Bowls to try them out yourself!

Enter to win!
To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. One winner will receive a gift pack of Dole No Sugar Added Mandarin Oranges and Diced Peaches. Open to US residents ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on November 10, 2014. Good luck!

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Giveaway! Easy Peasy Patches - Three Winners!

Welcome to the 
Anything Goes
Fall Giveaway Hop
October 30 - November 11

Visit all the blogs below because each one is featuring a giveaway worth $25 or more!
You could win them all!
The grand prize is being sponsored by Winning Moves Games and ECBC!
Enter for the grand prize HERE.
Have fun and good luck!

Disclaimer:  Products for the grand prize were provided for review.  No payment was received to write the review.  All opinions are honest.  The sponsor is responsible for shipping the Grand Prize, not the bloggers involved in the giveaway event.

My Prize is a
$30 Gift Code to
for three winners!
Easy Peasy Patches are permanent, fabric sticker patches. They require no ironing or sewing! Easy Peasy Patches stay on through the washer, dryer, and dishwasher. They can be used to mend, decorate or accessorize anything from jeans and backpacks, to water bottles and bicycles. Easy Peasy Patches are also excellent for crafting!
Easy Peasy Patches come in bunches of colorful designs for boys and girls. Just peel them off and stick them on! The patches only cost around $3-$5 and that's much cheaper than buying a whole new pair of jeans just because of a little hole in the knee! These patches are so cute that your kids are going to want them to decorate everything. I've got them all over my resusable shopping bags just to give them some personality.
Visit www.easypeasypatches.com to check out their entire collection!

Enter to win!
To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Three winners will receive a $30 Gift Code to shop at www.easypeasypatches.com. You must be a US resident at least 18 years old to be eligible to win. Giveaway ends at midnight on November 11, 2014. Good luck!

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Giveaway Linky - Wednesday Wealth (October 29-November 4)

YoLife Yogurt Maker - Tribest Corporation

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my post.
The YoLife Yogurt Maker from Tribest Corporation makes fresh, probiotics-rich yogurt in just 8-12 hours. It includes seven 6 oz glass jars, perfect for making individual servings of yogurt, but it also comes with a tall cover so you can make yogurt in larger containers from home. 
The YoLife Yogurt Maker is simple - just add milk or soymilk, yogurt starter, and your favorite flavorings to make delicious and creamy yogurt at home. Their online recipes can help you learn to add flavorings like coffee, fruit syrups, fruit jams or jellies, fruit preserves, and fresh fruit.
YoLife maintains the ideal environment for active yogurt cultures to grow and reproduce rapidly. You can plug in your machine before you sleep, and wake up to a wonderful breakfast in the morning. It's a wonderful way to add probiotics to your family's diet and a wonderful activity for parents and children to do together!
Get your YoLife Yogurt Maker at 

Almond Coconut Yogurt Recipe:

New Hope Oahu Victorious cd - Review

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
I just checked out this new Christian cd from New Hope Oahu called Victorious. It features eleven songs including We Live, Hands Held High, Victorious, Yours Forever, Grace Like Rain, Raise Your Voice, Grace to Us, Above All Things, Faithful You Are, Perfect Peace, and None Like You. It's more of a reflective type of music and would be great for meditation music. I usually play my Christian music loudly, but I found I enjoyed this more as a quiet background type of music. I loaded the songs on my mp3 player and went for a quiet walk with God (and my dog of course). I came home feeling uplifted and peaceful. My favorite song on this cd was Victorious and I can see why they chose it as the title song. Check it out for yourself!
You can purchase Victorious at http://www.familychristian.com/. Family Christian Stores offers a huge selection of music, books and gifts. Be sure to visit your local store and their online store as you begin shopping for Christmas!

Nutiva Coconut Treats for Halloween

Looking for a healthier treat to hand out this Halloween? Check out Nutiva O'Coconut Treats! They are created from lightly sweetened, organic, fair trade coconut. Each treat contains just 60 calories. These bite-sized treats have no corn, soy, or cane sugar. O'Coconut features two flavors - Classic or Hemp and Chia. My favorite is the Classic! Find out more at nutiva.com.


Bloggers Wanted - Made in My State in the USA Giveaway Hop (Jan 13-27)

Join us for the Made in "My State" in the USA, Hop Event

Hosted by LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht

January 13th - 27th, 2015

Welcome, to the first LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht hop event of 2015. We are going to change things up a bit during this event, therefore we are opening the sign up form early in anticipation of a good sized group of bloggers (Please Share).

For this event we would like for each blogger to showcase a product, products or company located in YOUR current or birth state; example mine will be Missouri. Please try to provide a gift or gift card for the company or product you will be show casing in the event. IF, your company does not have a mail order business, I would suggest a visa or master card as an alternative to a gift card. Thus, giving a nudge for the winner to shop small businesses. Please only include an Amazon gift card IF your companies products can be found on Amazon.

Think out side the box on this one. Maybe you frequent a small coffee shop in your town that you would recommend to a friend, or perhaps you know someone whom creates fabulous earrings.
Keep this hop event in mind while you're out and about during the holidays!

By adding your blog link below, you agree to:
Post your own dedicated giveaway for this event, from January 13, 2015, at 12:01 a.m. until January 27, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.
Giveaway may be company-sponsored or self-sponsored.
Giveaway prize must be worth at least $25.00.
Blogs without giveaways posted by 10:00 a.m. on January 13th, will be removed from the linky list.
Signups close on January 9th.
You aren't required to post in advance of the giveaway hop, but if you'd like to add the button to your sidebar, please link back to this post so that others may join in too.

Please also join the Weidknecht Events Facebook Group at:

Your giveaway post (on January 13th) must include:

Made in "My State" in the USA Giveaway hop button.
A separate picture of the items or items you are giving away.*
Links to the hosts: LeahSay's Views (http://leahsaysviews.com/
and Planet Weidknecht (http://www.weidknecht.com).
Embed proved linky list of all participating bloggers.
Your giveaway and contest form.
HTML will be provided at least one day before the hop begins, by email and post in the Weidknecht Events Facebook Group. Questions can be directed to leahsaysviews(at)gmail.com

Thank You For Sharing and Signing Up!

Clipa Instant Handbag Hanger - Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Have you ever been someplace that had no place for you to put your purse? I'm not very fond of plopping it on the floor in a public place, because I never know when the last time was that the floor was washed. Do you put your handbag in the shopping cart where babies sit (sometimes in a dirty diaper)? Ever wonder when the last time was that someone disinfected that? I'm so happy to have a Clipa Instant Handbag Hanger!
This handy loop now hangs around my purse strap all the time. It keeps my handbag off dirty places and hanging conveniently close by me. I can hang my handbag on the edge of almost any table with it. It's spring-loaded so it closes on its own and just hangs out when I'm not using it. In fact, it looks so much like the loops already on my handbag, it looks like it came with it! It can even be worn as a bangle bracelet or loop a scarf through it on your bag to keep it handy.
Clipa is made in the USA and will hold up to 45 pounds. I sure hope my purse never weighs that much, but it will hold other things like tote bags, shopping bags, diaper bags, backpacks, or anything else with a strap or loop. It will also come in handy whenever I go to scrapbook retreats and want more space on my cropping table. It also works on public bathroom counters while I wash my hands, which is one place I never want to set my purse down! Where would you use a Clipa?
Get your Clipa at www.clipa.us. They offer silvertone, goldtone, and bunches of stylish colors like pink and black. It makes a great holiday gift! Follow Clipa on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Enter to win a Clipa!
To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 18 years old and a US resident. Giveaway ends on 11/15/2014. Good luck!

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Free Halloween Rdio Stations

FREE Halloween Rdio Stations!
No trial, subscription, or payment necessary.

Kids’ Halloween Station
Kid appropriate favorites from classic Halloween jams to Alvin and the Chipmunks renditions.

Halloween Party Station
Halloween party mix including songs from Michael Jackson to New Order.

Halloween Sounds Station
Sounds of Halloween horror from things that go bump in the night.

Hipster Halloween Station
Indie hits from Beach House to Echo and the Bunnymen.

Country Halloween Station
Halloween songs from country favorites Willie Nelson, Hank Williams and Loretta Lynn.

Giveaway! MercyMe - Welcome to the New cd

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Having faith while living in this world of ours can be a challenge for me. Every time I turn on the television, I'm bombarded with images that show the darkest side of humanity...murder, rape, incest, disease, hunger, and on and on. It's even harder to look into my own soul and realize that although I've never done some of the more horrifying things, my own sins are still sins. It would be so easy to let the weight of all the depressing parts of life weigh me down. There are times in my life where depression gripped me so tightly that I could hardly breathe. Awful events that involved people I love sometimes left me feeling that God had already passed judgment and we were all lost. That's a terrifying place to be. The world is a terrifying place to be. I cannot imagine trying to navigate my way through life without my faith in Jesus. Sometimes my faith feels very small, but even in the worst of times, I know my God is there for me.

My favorite way to "feed my faith" is through music. When I'm working at home during the day, I often listen to my CCM Playlist on my mp3 wireless speaker, which is filled with Contemporary Christian Music. I love to listen to it loudly, because it makes me smile to think I'm tuning out the darkness and drowning out satan. When I'm in the car, I prefer the Christian music radio station over all the others. I guess in a way, I'm trying to deflect the dark noise of the world, by instead bombarding my ears with the messages of God's love, forgiveness, and mercy. After all, in the end, isn't that the only thing that will matter? I also love to sing, and even though I'm sure God is the only who appreciates my voice, I sing anyway. I crave that "goosebumps" feeling I get, of being flooded by the Spirit, when I'm singing from my soul.

One of my favorite CCM groups is MercyMe. The first song I ever heard from MercyMe was "I Can Only Imagine" and it touched me so deeply that I had to pull the car over because I couldn't see through my tears to drive. Since then, I've specifically looked for songs by MercyMe to add to my collection. MercyMe has just released Welcome to the New and I'm so excited that I got a copy of it for review. Their music always refocuses my heart and my mind on the gifts I have and will receive. MercyMe songs can get me up on my feet, dancing because of the rocking beat. My favorite two songs from this cd are "Shake" and "Greater." I love the words "Greater is One living inside of me, than he who is living in the world" because it reminds me that even though satan is here now, so is my God and in the end, my God will triumph over all.
Grab the new MercyMe cd at www.familychristian.com. Welcome to the New features the songs Welcome to the New, Gotta Let it Go, Shake, Greater, Finish What He Started, Flawless, New Lease on Life, Wishful Thinking, Burn Baby Burn, and Dear Younger Me. If you haven't listened to Christian music since you heard your grandmother sing the old hymns, this is a wonderful cd to experience a new way to grow your faith in a more contemporary way. I hope it blesses you in the way it has blessed me.

Win the cd MercyMe Welcome to the New!
To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US residents ages 18 and up. Giveaway ends on Nov 10, 2014. Good luck!

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