Thursday, June 30, 2011

“Life Promises for Success” by Jim Tressel Book Review

Life Promises

People want success in life. It’s just part of our makeup. “Life Promises for Success” by Jim Tressel is a little book of encouragement for every day life.

Life Promises2 Jim Tressel had many successes in his career at Ohio State as the head football coach. (I know he recently left, but I still have a lot of respect for him.) Tressel is also author of “The Winner’s Manual” about his coaching successes. This book Life Promises for Success shares some scripture, quotes and words of wisdom. Tressel uses this to inspire and uplift others.

Life Promises for Success is a great book to pass along for graduates, fathers, friends and more. It’s a small little book that you can pick up when you need a little uplifting. It has simple short entries that are meant to be read quickly. I think this was a great Father’s Day gift for my dad (a big Ohio State fan too)! And I’m sure there are many people (especially men) who will enjoy this book. You can find Life Promises for Success by Jim Tressel at bookstores and online too.

*I received this book from Tyndale for the review. All opinions are my own.*

Zone 1-2-3 Review + {Giveaway (3 winners of 2 week supply!) – Ends 7/12} (CLOSED)

Zone 1-2-3
If you’re looking for an easy simple to follow diet to lose a few pounds this summer, Zone 1-2-3 is a great way to go. The Zone diet is special, because they have prepackaged foods to go along with your fresh fruits, veggies, and lean meat. It will be just the think to get your extra pounds taken care of or your weight loss jump started.


Zone Foods are using a new patented baking technology that removes excess carbohydrates and replaces them with proteins to keep you full longer. You can finally enjoy great tasting foods you love to eat with the desired balance of protein, carbohydrate, and fat while you burn fat faster and control hunger throughout the day.

Getting the Zone Foods was so simple and fast. Each week I received a box full of breads, pizza crusts, cookies, bagel chips, and more. All I had to do was replace my usual carbohydrates with these. Add in lots of fresh foods and you have an easy diet plan. Along with the foods I received vitamin supplements to take for each week as well. GEDC1996 And there is a 2 week meal planner using the Zone 1-2-3 Foods for both men and women. (I had to compare, men need more calories, so they incorporated that in the plan.) And best of all there is a booklet with everything you need to know about the plan and making it work for you. Plus there are great recipes in there.

The food is good. I tried many different things. I found all the bread products to be delicious. You won’t even know that you’re eating “diet” food. The cookies were a bit different with an interesting crunch. But they weren’t bad if you’re dieting and really want a cookie, they will hit the spot. Plus you can have more than one. :) The second week of food had some of the same things and some new things too. It was nice to have some new treats and snacks. And you can see the yummy salad I created with the Zone croutons on top.


I think if you’re looking for a new way to lose some weight this is a great option. Plus the wonderful people at the Zone are offering 3 of my readers a chance to win a two week supply of Zone Food. That is a $179 value…times 3! Wow, don’t miss out on this. See how to enter below. For more about the Zone 1-2-3 go check them out at


– 3 winners will receive a 2 week Zone 1-2-3 food supply ($179 value each).  
To Enter –
Go to their website, and tell me what food you’re most interested to try. 

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This giveaway is open now through Tuesday, July 12th. I will post the winner on Wednesday, July 13th.

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*Disclosure: The Zone Diet sent me products for review. All opinions are my own.*

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cars 2 Prize Pack {Giveaway – Ends 7/7} (CLOSED)


Rev your engines as your favorite characters from Cars are back with Cars 2 racing into theatres everywhere on June 24th! Here is a brief synopsis of Pixar’s follow-up film to the Academy Award  Winning Toy Story 3:

When star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix, Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage!

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Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car.  But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.  Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile (voice of Michael Caine) and the stunning rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell (voice of Emily Mortimer).  Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world.  The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.

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races into theatres everywhere in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D on June 24th!

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– 1 winner will receive a Cars 2 Prize Pack (shown above) including a youth size t-shirt, set of 3 Bumper Stickers, 2 temporary tattoo sheets and a puzzle.  
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Tell me who you know that will love the new Cars 2 movie. Or if you already saw the movie, tell me what you thought. 

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This giveaway is open now through Thursday, July 7th. I will post the winner on Friday, July 8th. (I need to close this quickly, so the winner with only have a short time to respond to my email.)

Open to USA & Canada only!

*Disclosure: Disney is providing the products for this giveaway, no items were received for review. All opinions are my own.*

Silk Soymilk 10 Day Challenge + {Giveaway – Ends 7/11} (CLOSED)


Silk Soymilk
has issued a challenge. Can you make the switch to Silk for just 10 days? Try it and see what you think. Your family might even prefer it over regular cows milk.

Silk3 My son and I are pretty adventurous in trying different kinds of milk. I should also add that Matt will try new things, but for him nothing beats his go-to cow’s milk. We switched to Silk for a few days and really enjoyed it. My favorite part is that Silk has so many different varieties for us to try. We had the Silk Pure Almond, Silk Pure Coconut and Simply Silk. Personally my favorite is the Silk Chocolate Soymilk. (I also really like the Chocolate Almond…are we sensing a theme here?) Zachariah’s favorite is the Pure Almond, in fact, he asks for it any time he sees it in the store.

Maybe you want to take this great challenge. They have plenty of ideas for ways to use Silk in place of your regular milk every day. Or maybe you’re a busy family but want something a little healthier. Better yet, do you like to cook or bake? Take the everyday chef swap and see what you think. Try Silk and say goodbye to milk. Switch to Silk and discover the difference wholesome nutrition can make.

What are you waiting for, go see where you can find silk near you at the Silk Product Locator. You can always see what’s going on with Silk through their Facebook page and on Twitter. And you can get your own coupon to try Silk for a little less. If you check out below, you will see how to win a FREE Silk coupon for yourself.

– 1 winner will receive a Silk coupon and a Silk branded Chicobag.  
To Enter –
Tell me what part of your daily routine you would switch to Silk from those times you would be using milk. 

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This giveaway is open now through Monday, July 11th. I will post the winner on Tuesday, July 12th.

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*Disclosure: I received a free Silk coupon to help with this review. All opinions are my own.*

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sparklin’ Kindle Giveaway Event COMING SOON!!

Kindle Giveaway

How would you like to win your very own Kindle?!! This is very exciting. I am partnering with some other bloggers to give away a brand new Kindle (ARV $139.00) for one lucky reader/follower.

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This event begins this Friday, July 1st, so be sure to come by and catch the details. You won’t want to miss out on a minute of this. (Plus Friday is my birthday, so yay me!) The giveaway will be open to all US & Canada Residents!

6/27/11 Winners!

I have several great winners and more great giveaways to come, so stay tuned. Plus there is a huge giveaway that I’m co-hosting, you will NOT want to miss this!

The winner of the HALO SleepSack is…

#65 - Rachel R.

The winner of the Patchwork Dreams Amish Gift Set (to be entered in grand prize drawing) is…

#10 - womeneverywhere

The winner of the Hawaiian Kettle Chips is…

#21 – winterbabe98

& #6 - Steph B

Congrats to all the winners! You have all been emailed. If you weren’t on this list, never fear, there are other giveaways to enter. Here are some going on right now:

“Trace of Fever” by Lori Foster Book Review + {Giveaway – Ends 7/10} (CLOSED)

Trace of Fever Trace is sexy, muscular, intelligent, and a little mysterious. In Trace of Fever by Lori Foster Trace has an agenda, but soon has his hands full with Priscilla Patterson when she unexpected shows up and throws a kink in his work. Trace and “Priss” have an almost instant attraction, but it seems that it could ruin both of their plans.

Get ready, ladies! In June, bestselling author Lori Foster brings us a brand new alpha male – the swoon-worthy Trace Rivers – in TRACE OF FEVER, the second installment in her steamy “Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor” series. 
Trace, an undercover mercenary, loves the adrenaline rush of a well-planned mission. First he'll earn the trust of corrupt businessman Murray Coburn, then gather the proof he needs to shut down the man's dirty smuggling operation. It's a perfect scheme—until Coburn's long-lost daughter saunters in with her own deadly plan for revenge. 
With a smile like an angel and fire in her eyes, Priscilla Patterson isn't who she seems to be. But neither is the gorgeous bodyguard who ignites all her senses. Joining forces to plot Coburn's downfall, Priss and Trace must fight the undeniable heat between them. For one wrong move, one lingering embrace, will expose them to the wrath of a merciless opponent.

Lori Foster I enjoyed this book by Lori Foster. I have not read any of her other books before. This was a fast read once I got started. The story flows fast, and I just couldn't wait to see what happened.

I should add that this book is quite steamy with a lot of sexual tension and more. So it might not be your cup of tea if you’re not into that sort of reading.

You can find Trace of Fever by Lori Foster in bookstores everywhere, as well as online. You can also connect more with Lori and learn about her other books by following her on Twitter & Facebook.

Prize – 1 winner will receive a copy of “Trace of Fever” 
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This giveaway is open now through Sunday, July 10th. I will post the winner on Monday, July 11th.

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*Disclosure: I received a book to help with this review. All opinions are my own.*

Kushyfoot Review

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As women, we do like to look good. And a good pair of shoes can make an outfit. But when buying cute shoes, we don’t always go for comfort and ease. Kushyfoot is a company that is trying to help that cause.

Kushyfoot carries products that protect your feet from shoes. They have foot covers in regular, low cut, super ultra low cut, and lace. They also carry toe covers- that are like cute little socks but just to cover your toes, trouser & knee highs, athletic socks, tights, shoe cushions, men’s socks, and flats to go. They have a little of everything when it comes to foot comfort.

Kushyfoot spr_low_cut_foot_cover_1 I got to try the Kushyfoot Ultra Low Cut Sock. These are designed to give a little extra comfort even in the sleekest shoes. I can wear these with my dressiest pair of high heals. They help keep my feet from blisters without compromising my style. I like that I can still wear these with my nice dressy heals. I’m usually all for comfort with shoes, but sometimes I need to dress up a bit. I even have large feet, and this fits me great. They say it will always fit a smaller foot too. And it’s great having a product that keeps me comfortable even when I’m not wearing my tennis shoes (aka sneakers). These come in a 2-pair pack in nude, black, or assorted. Here’s a little more about the new product:

“Some of our customers told us,” said Mitch Brown, president of innovative legwear manufacturer and marketer, Kushyfoot, “that because of the particular shape of their feet, regular low cut socks sometimes slipped off, leaving them uncovered and potentially blistered. What they needed, they said, for their particular feet was a virtually invisible low sock that would stay on through thick and thin and still provide the kind of comfort and support that they had come to expect from Kushyfoot. So we set to work and now we can present the solution – our sleekest, dressiest, most stable foot cover yet, the Super Ultra Low Cut style 3478.”

Kushyfoot has built its reputation and commercial success on delivering true, advanced foot cover innovation for different wearers and varied circumstances, in small, affordable and attractive packages. The new Super Ultra Low Cut sock is no exception. It represents a superb extension of an already remarkable line of products. With a special sewn-in pad within the heel area that makes absolutely sure it will never shift or fall off and a luxurious padded sole, it is always there to deliver the total comfort that Kushyfoot wearers have come to expect and demand – even when they are wearing styles like ballet flats or shoes with cut out vamps. Featuring tremendous stretch and recovery range, it will fit a small, petite foot, as well as a larger fit, so one size truly does fit all.     
With the addition of the Super Ulta Low Cut to Kushyfoot line, every woman now has the foot cover choice she needs for every shoe she owns and every situation. Whatever she wants to wear—low cut, full cut, sandals, heels or flat—and whatever impression she wants to make, there’s now an attractively-priced Kushyfoot product available that’s perfect for both comfort and looks. “A woman’s particular circumstances might call for our lace foot cover to seductively beckon the onlooker,” says Brown, “or for one of our regular or original ultra low foot covers to provide discreet, invisible support and all-day comfort. Just like with undergarments where a woman needs different shapes, colors and sizes to flatter and work with different clothing, there’s a different Kushyfoot sock or foot cover to meet virtually any imaginable need.”

Kushyfoot flats-to-go The Kushyfoot Flats-To-Go were the other product that I had the chance to try. These are soft, thin, flexible shoe/slippers that are great to take when your feet need a break. I think the Flats-To-Go would be perfect for someone who spends a long day in heels. It’s nice to be able to slip them off when they start to hurt your feet. You can just keep the flats in your purse and pull them out whenever and wherever you need them. They fold into a small size and come with a buttoned carrying case that is simple to take along. I was impressed that the shape of these shoes holds up well even after being folded in the package for quite a while. You would never know once you open them and slip them on your feet. They are smooth and look cute too. The only issue I had with these was that they were too tight for my big feet. I was on the high end of the size I received, but they dug into my heal. I passed these along to my mom to use and enjoy since her feet are a little smaller than mine. I still really like these, but I would recommend going up one size if you need.

With all of the other Kushyfoot products you’re sure to find something that you can use. It’s all about making shoes and feet a little more comfortable. You can check out their products and purchase them at And everything is reasonably priced at $3.49-$9.99.

*I received these products in order to write my review. All opinions are my own.*

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Chili’s Triple Dipper Review + {$20 Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 7/7} (CLOSED)


has long been a favorite restaurant for me. I love Mexican food, but we don’t have many options around here. At Chili’s you can get a great burger, salads, TexMex, and so much more.

I was excited to hear about the Chili’s Triple Dipper combo. There is so much to choose from with this appetizer sampling option. As you might expect all of the choices come with a dip. The options for the Triple Dipper include Loaded Potato Skins, Memphis BBQ Skins, Honey-Chipotle Shrimp, Big Mouth Bites, Boneless Buffalo Wings, Southwestern Eggrolls, Chicken Crispers, Wings Over Buffalo, Fried Cheese and Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip. And or course all these options come with a dipping sauce of their own.

My family and I stopped at Chili’s in Charlottesville, VA on our way to the Outer Banks (vacation a few weeks ago). We had been in the car all day and were definitely ready for a good meal and cool drinks.


The Chili’s menu had lots of great items to choose from. I was there to get their Triple Dipper combo, so that’s what I did. I chose the Boneless Buffalo Wings with ranch dip, Southwestern Eggrolls with avocado ranch, and Hot Spinach & Artichoke dip. Everything on my plate (a very large plate) was delicious. The flavors were great and I loved all the dips. The Southwestern Eggrolls were probably my favorite. They were a bit spicy, but the avocado ranch provided a cool balance and enhanced all the flavors.


Matt (who just loves having his picture taken) ordered the Fajita Trio, which features grilled steak, chicken, and spicy garlic and lime shrimp. He also added a side of Memphis Dry Rub Ribs. He was completely sold on the ribs, but he’s pretty picky about ribs anywhere he goes.


My son, Zachariah (cheesy smile included) ordered from the Pepper Pal Kid’s Menu. He picked out the Pepper Pals Little Chicken Crispers with a side of mashed potatoes. I couldn’t believe how much he ate. He is a pretty good eater, but he must have been really hungry this night. The quantities were large, so he didn’t eat all his chicken. He did finish the potatoes, then he helped sample all of my food and ate the rest of my spinach dip and tortilla chips.

We thoroughly enjoyed our little stop at Chili’s. I can’t recommend them enough. You won’t leave disappointed. And if I might say, try the Triple Dipper combo. You can have it as a meal or share it with a few friends for an appetizer.

Right now Chili’s has a sweepstakes going on that you won’t want to miss. From now until June 30th you can find the “Shout Out to Each Out Triple Dipper” Sweepstakes. To enter, you must create your own terrific trio. Go to the promotional website, and upload a photo of your face into one of their terrific trio images. The prizes are 1 winner who is randomly drawn every day and receive a $20 Chili’s gift card. And there will be 3 Grand Prize Winners of a $333 Chili’s gift card on June 30, 2001. Or you can have a chance to win a gift card right here by reading below and entering.


Prize – 1 winner will receive a $20 gift card to Chili’s
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Go look at Chili’s menu and tell me what you would like to order with your gift card. 

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This giveaway is open now through Thursday, July 7th. I will post the winner on Friday, July 8th.

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*Disclosure: I received a gift card to Chili’s to help with this review. All opinions are my own.*

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit Review

Seneca Oatmeal

A good breakfast is important to starting everyone’s day. I eat breakfast every day, and in fact, everyone in my family does. I know how what it takes to get my day started right, so fueling my body the right way matters.

I do anything from eggs and sausage to cold cereal to oatmeal for my breakfasts. I do prefer a hot breakfast, but sometimes I don’t have the time or am too lazy to cook anything. Along comes Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit. This is a prepackaged ready-to-go oatmeal with fruit in it.

It’s not groundbreaking news that breakfast provides us and our kids with the nutrition and fuel our bodies need.  And we all know that eating oatmeal and other whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet and promote overall good health.  But, busy mornings and finicky kids can make it hard to find the time to make something that is both nutritious and delicious.
Did you know that*…
  • Nearly 60% of U.S. parents of children ages 3-17 admit that their child skips breakfast, with more than half of U.S. Moms wishing their child ate a more nutritious breakfast.
  • 58% of U.S. Moms say they skip breakfast regularly. 46% of Moms who skip breakfast say they do so because they do not have enough time to prepare or eat it.
  • 57% of single adults say the number one reason they skip breakfast is that they don’t have enough time to prepare it.
  • While 71% of U.S. adults agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, 67% of those admit to skipping breakfast.
*Results of 2011 Children's Nutrition Survey, conducted by Harris Interactive for Seneca Farms
Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit – launching on April 4 at Wal-Mart – is the perfect choice for anyone who has trouble finding time for breakfast in the morning.  In less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee, heat the six-ounce microwaveable cup – no milk or water necessary – in the microwave for 45 seconds.  Seneca's Oatmeal & Fruit has no trans fats or cholesterol, and is a great source of Vitamin C.   Two initial flavors are being introduced – Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla Peach.   More flavors and retailers will be added in the coming months.
Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit is not only a quick and healthy breakfast option, but it is a satisfying mid-afternoon snack and it even works as part of a healthy weight loss plan for those looking to lose or maintain weight loss.

Seneca Oatmeal2 There are currently two varieties of the Oatmeal & Fruit. I got to try both the Apple Cinnamon and the Vanilla Peach. (They will also be introducing a Cranberry Apple flavor too.) We really enjoyed both of these flavors. They are very good and the chunks of fruit go well with the oatmeal.

The Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit is handy and easy to use. The oatmeal is already cooked and ready to eat. You can heat the individual cup if you want your oatmeal warmed, and all you do is open and warm it. It’s so easy.

I really liked this oatmeal. I love oatmeal of just about every variety. The thing about this is that it’s easy for a busy family. My son does not usually eat oatmeal. I’ve tried fixing it different ways, and he’ll always eat a few bites but that’s it. The Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit he gobbles up. He’ll eat the whole container. These did not last long in my house, but now I know how to get my son to eat oatmeal.

You can find Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit in a store near you. Check out their product locator to see where it’s available in your area. You can also find it on Your family will be happy that you got it for them!

*Disclosure: This post was written for Family Review Network & Seneca who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions.*

Win a Great Father’s Day Gift- a Lands’ End Mesh Polo Shirt

I can’t believe Father’s Day is already this weekend. Where is the summer going? My husband is a great father, and I am excited for my son to get him a nice gift this year.

Have you seen the new Lands' End Original Mesh Polo? They are great for the men in your life. Even a hard to buy for man can always use a great shirt! I love how the shirt looks on my husband. He got a color that he wouldn’t normally pick out, but it looks really nice on him. He got a lot of compliments the first time he wore it, but it really stands out and is just a nice shirt to have in any wardrobe.

Right now my wonderful husband is giving away one of these shirts on his blog. Go enter now. Don’t miss out on a chance to get a great shirt for your husband or father.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Creed’s Honor by Linda Lael Miller Book Review + {Giveaway – Ends 6/27} (CLOSED)

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It’s a cowboy adventure with a twist of romance. The Creed cowboys are back in the saddle in the latest Creed’s Honor by Linda Lael Miller. This is the second in the series about the Creed brothers. If you’d already read the first book, I’m sure you’ll love this one. And if you haven’t read any of the Creed books, you’ll be able to jump right into this one without missing a beat.

Hop on those saddles – it’s time ter take a ride ter Lonesome Bend, Colorado for the next adventure in Linda Lael Miller’s “Creed Cowboys” series! Follow the good lookin’ Creed family boys in CREED’S HONOR, the second chapter in Linda’s excitin’ Western trilogy. 
Connor Creed knows exactly who he is: a hardworkin’ rancher carryin’ on his uncle’s legacy in Lonesome Bend. Maybe a small-town cowboy’s life isn’t his dream, but he owes the man who took him in as a kid. Until the identical twin brother he’s been estranged from for years reenters his life. Connor struggles with identity issues as he gets ter know his wilder brother. And then he meets Tricia McCall, a beautiful woman who knows a thin’ or two about livin’ someone else’s dreams. Together they just might find their own dreams right here in Lonesome Bend. More at

I really enjoyed this story. Who wouldn’t enjoy modern day cowboys?! I really got into the story of Tricia. And then there is the intrigue of the Creed twins. Connor seems to be the quiet introspective one, and he’s dealing with some hurt feelings from his brother Brody. Will the boys learn to get along? Will Tricia find happiness?

If you’re into light romances, you’ll enjoy this book. The beautiful setting in Colorado makes the story that much better. Creed’s Honor by Linda Lael Miller is a great book that will leave you looking for the other Creed books. You can find Creed’s Honor in stores and online now.

Prize – 1 winner will received the Creed’s Honor book 
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This giveaway is open now through Monday, June 27th. I will post the winner on Tuesday, June 28th.

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*Disclosure: I received this product for review. All opinions are my own.*

Monday, June 13, 2011

6/13/11 Winners!

Lots of winners for today. I’m still playing catch up from a week away on vacation. Thanks for your patience.

Winner of the Pampered Mom Prize ($300 value) is…

#56 - Tiffany LaCourse 

Winner of the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Prize Pack is…

#63- Steph Enright 

 #12 - Julie

Winner of the Kidorable Umbrella is…

#96 – teressajoe 

Winner of the Spanish for Kids: Las Estaciones DVD is…

#107 – Kimberly 

Winner of the Schick Intuition w/Limited Edition Handle is…

#52 – Heavensent1 

Winner of the 8th Generation Soymilk is…

#37 – Dealsfan32 & #8 – AmberFaith 

Winner of the Ziploc Prize Pack is…

#12 – Tabathia 

Congrats to all the winners! You have been sent an email, be sure to respond with your information to receive your prize.

You have 48 hours to respond. Thanks everyone else for entering. Here are other giveaways that are open now:
Hawaiian Kettle Chips - 6/23
Patchwork Dreams Amish Gift Set - Ends 6/16
HALO SleepSack - Ends 6/13

Friday, June 10, 2011

“Patti the Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill” by Lynda Deniger Children’s Book Review

Patti Pelican book

It’s hard to believe that the Gulf Oil Spill happened just over a year ago. It had such an impact in the way that people view the world and how they treat it. At least it did for me, and I hope that other people are more aware of what they do to help take care of our earth too.

Sometimes when things like this happen it’s hard to explain it to younger children. We want them to know what happened and why, but it’s difficult to do it in a way that they understand and doesn’t scare them. Author Lynda Deniger did a fantastic telling the story of the Gulf Oil Spill for children in her new book Patti the Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill.

Gulf Oil Spill Anniversary was April 20Story teaches children the importance of protecting wildlife and the Gulf of Mexico 
Louisiana author and storyteller Lynda Deniger has published Patti Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill, a very special and beautifully illustrated children’s book that focuses on teaching and inspiring children to respect and appreciate the environment . 
In this thoughtfully written children’s book, Patti the Pelican and Sammy the Seagull share what happens to them along the shores of Louisiana following the Gulf Oil Spill. 
When the oil slick comes ashore, Patti Pelican and Sammy Seagull find themselves in trouble. With their feathers covered in oil, they are at risk. Their firsthand experience reveals the environmental impact of the dark oily mess that hit the shores and ruined their beautiful habitat. 
Patti and Sammy find themselves trapped. What now?Will they be rescued and taken to a place of safety? Will they ever be able to return to their home? 
Child-friendly illustrations assist children in understanding the serious nature of the terrible disaster in an uplifting, educational way. Conveyed as well is the rapid response, and the strength and commitment of the people and organizations who rushed to aid those affected in the communities along the Gulf of Mexico. 
Patti Pelican and the Gulf Oil SpillBy Lynda Wurster DenigerIllustrations by Paulette FergusonList $19.95
Hardcover full color 36 pages
Published by HIS Publishing
ISBN 978-0-9831744-0-0
including a sing-along CD
Available in bookstores nationwide. For more information visit
This bitter-sweet tale recounts the events and responses of the people who came to help save the animals impacted by the spill. Deniger captures the heart of the personal efforts and achievements of those who sought to protect the wildlife and help in the area’s recovery after the spill. Her story tells how friends can help others in time of need when they work together toward a common worthy goal. 
About the Author 
This is the second book in the Salty Seas Series by Lynda Wurster Deniger of Abita Springs, La. The former journalist used her research and fact-gathering skills in presenting this factual account of the events of the oil spill from a bird’s perspective. 
Performing for audiences since she was three, Lynda Deniger literally dresses the part of a real life shrimper as she takes children on a fun-filled adventure when she acts out the story of Salty Seas and His Heroic Friends. 
About the Illustrator 
The colorful illustrations, true to the areas of the Gulf and Louisiana, done by Denham Springs artist Paulette Ferguson make this book a memorable, quality reading and learning experience She was named “Artist of the Year, 2006” by the Arts Council of Livingston Parish and the Denham Springs Fine Art Association. 
What People Are Saying 
Author Lynda Deniger has brilliantly crafted a factual story about the plight of birds who were oiled, captured, cleaned and rehabilitated by caring humans during the Gulf oil spill. This marvelous educational tool will help children understand the importance and value of preserving and protecting our environment while conveying a message of hope and inspiring environmental stewardship in children and adults alike. -Jay Holcomb, Director, The International Bird Rescue Research Center 
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted lives along the Gulf coast as no hurricane could. In this book, Lynda Deniger gives young readers a first-hand account of the effect of the oil spill on the animals that live in and around the waters of South Louisiana. If you're looking for a way to share with children what happened and what followed in an accurate but friendly way, this is the book you want. Well done, Lynda! -Mike Artell, Award-winning Children's Author/Illustrator

My son loved Patti the Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill by Lynda Deniger very much. He also confiscated the CD that comes along with it the moment he found it. I know he listened that that in his room at bedtime over and over. In fact he was quoting me lines from it one day, and I couldn’t figure out where he got it from. I had only read the story to him a few times when that happened, but he know the story better than me.

I really enjoy children’s literature. And a book that is fun and engaging for kids is the best. With Patti the Pelican and her pals Sammy Seagull and Dottie Dolphin children will love this tale. The characters are fun, yet the story portrays the Gulf Oil Spill in an appropriate way to children too.

I would recommend Patti the Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill by Lynda Deniger as an addition to any child’s book library. It is well done and your kids will enjoy it. Be sure to check out Lynda’s website and Facebook page as well. You can buy Patti the Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill by Lynda Deniger in bookstores everyone and it’s available online as well.

*Disclousure: I received a copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own.*

Hawaiian Kettle Chips Review + {Giveaway – Ends 6/23} (CLOSED)

Hawaiian Chips3

Like many people, I enjoy a salty snack from time to time. Trying new things is fun too. What I had the opportunity to try Hawaiian Kettle Chips, I was very excited. They have fun, tasty flavors, and I can’t resist the crunch of kettle chips.

Escape To The Islands With The Unique Taste of
Hawaiian™ Kettle Style Potato Chips and Snack Rings
Available for National Distribution This Spring

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ (March 2011)—The makers of  Hawaiian™ Kettle Style Potato Chips announce that their superior line of potato chips and snack rings will be available for national distribution beginning this spring. The line offers four exotic, unique and delicious flavors including Original, Luau BBQ, Sweet Maui Onion and Wasabi.

Hawaiian™ Kettle Style Potato Chips, which have a loyal following on the West Coast, bring something unique to the supermarket. With the Hawaiian tagline, “Lolo ‘Ono,” which translates to 
“Crazy Delicious,” Hawaiian™ Kettle Style Potato Chips use the traditional Polynesian recipe that originated the Hawaiian™ Kettle Style Potato Chip. Hawaiian™ Kettle Style Potato Chips and Snack Rings are recognized not only for superior taste and quality, but also for the artistic, colorful, tropical artwork that appears on all packaging.

“We are delighted to bring a taste of the islands to the rest of the country to expand people’s taste 
horizons,” says Terri Barberi, Brand Development Manager in the Specialty Foods Division of
Pinnacle Foods Corp., marketers of the Hawaiian™ brand. “The distinctive flavor profiles, crunchy texture and unique packaging all combine to offer consumers a product that is above comparison, and we know they’ll love it. 
The full product line includes: 
Hawaiian™ Kettle Style Potato Chips
Original‐To capture the freshness and authenticity of the islands, this chip is slow cooked in the old Hawaiian tradition in a select blend of oils for a crispy, crunchy potato chip, finished with the just perfect pinch of salt to enhance the natural potato flavor.
Sweet Maui Onion‐ Crispy, golden chips cooked to perfection, then
seasoned with just the right amount of Sweet Maui onion flavor.
Luau BBQ‐ Although the front of the bag boasts Sweet and Spicy,
consumers say it’s sweet and sassy and full of detectable flavor. Try putting these chips inside your next burger for a yummy twist.
Wasabi‐ Discover a new world of flavor when you try these unique
tasting chips which combine the zest of wasabi root with a kick of horseradish and thick sliced potato chips to create this ultimate island delight. 
Hawaiian™ Snack Rings
Sweet Maui Onion Rings‐ The delicious taste you love from the Sweet Maui Onion
chips is now available in a zesty ring snack. These light and crispy rings are cooked to golden perfection and seasoned with just the right amount of Sweet Maui Onion flavor.
Luau Barbeque Rings‐ Light as a breeze in your hand but packing a
rushing wave of flavor, it's the crispy Hawaiian Luau BBQ ring snack! This snack has the sweet and zesty BBQ punch of our famous Hawaiian Kettle Chips on a light, curling ring.

Hawaiian™ Kettle Style Potato Chips are available in a range of sizes including 2 oz. bags, 8 oz. bags (SRP $2.99‐$3.49), 16 oz. Bags and 32 oz. bags Hawaiian™ Snack Rings are available in 4 oz. bags (SRP$2.99‐$3.49).  Hawaiian™ Kettle Style Potato Chips and Snack Rings are distributed by Tim’s Cascade Snacks® and Snyder of Berlin®. 

Hawaiian Chips We got to try the Sweet Maui Onion Hawaiian Kettle Chips and Luau BBQ Hawaiian Kettle Chip. I was immediately impressed. All their flavors look yummy so trying any of them was going to be fun, but it just happens that I love sweet onion flavored chips. I know several brands that carry it, and it’s one of my favorites. The Sweet Maui Onion Hawaiian Kettle Chips were probably the best I’ve had. The flavor was right on and the chips have a nice crunch. They were crisp and perfectly flavored. I can’t wait to get some more of these to eat. The Luau BBQ Hawaiian Kettle Chips were really good as well. The barbeque flavor in these was wonderful, and they have a nice spiciness to them too. I can only eat so many, because the heat in these creeps up on you. But to me they were a good spicy, full of flavor and addicting. I would love to try the other Hawaiian Chip flavors, and the rings sound good too.
Right now Hawaiian Chips has a T-shirt Design Contest going on. From now until August 31 you can submit your designs. Then online voting opens September 15-30. They have many great prizes, including the grand prize 3-day/2-night trip for 2 to Hawaii. And there is a one-year supply of Hawaiian Chips for a prize as well. You can get all the details on their website.

Hawaiian Chips2 You can purchase Hawaiian Chips in some stores across the country. They are now in Ohio! Or you can buy in bulk on their website. They even carry them on And you can enter to win some for yourself.

– 2 winners will receive some Hawaiian Kettle Chips to try for themselves.
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*Disclosure: I these products to try for review. All opinions are my own.*