Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Enter to Win a Twisted Orchid Handbag! | Ends 11/14/12

Welcome to the Twisted Orchid Giveaway
Hosted by: Pinterest Fanatic and Giveaway Fanatic.

I would like to thank the following amazing bloggers for co-hosting this giveaway...

Pickles and Peppers, Christina's Voice, Blabs from a SAHM and TW, Asha Butterflys, Sue's Review's, This and That Reviews, Natural Hair Latina and What the World Needs Now... is Lockets, Sweet Lockets

Twisted Orchid, Purse, Mother of Pearl, Natural Horn

Twisted Orchid is your ultimate online source for incredibly fashionable handbags and accessories. If you love trendy purses at a great value, then you are sure to love their huge selection which includes totes, clutches, wallets, animal friendly leather and designer handbag styles. In addition to handbags, they offer unique belts, scarves, headbands and lots of bling from purse charms to earrings, bracelets and necklaces. This specialty chic boutique is the perfect premium shopping destination for teens, tweens and ladies alike.

In addition to this fabulous giveaway, they are providing you with a 20% discount and free shipping within the Continental USA to go shopping with right now!!!

Simply enter TWISTED during checkout and 20% will be deducted from your total!

One Lucky Winner will receive any Twisted Orchid Handbag of their choice valued up to $75RV! You may enter using the rafflecopter below and Good Luck!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

A Pinteresting Halloween!

Halloween, Pinterest Fanatic

The following images (and sources along with how-to's) can be found on my ::: Halloween ::: Pinterest Board. Have fun pinning and have a Happy and Safe Halloween Sweet friends!

Halloween, Pinterest Fanatic

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sharing God's Love | Inspirational Pins

Hope, Faith, Prayer, Inspiration, Love, Joy, God, Peace

Hello My Sweet Friends!

You all know I'm a Pinterest Fanatic and a Giveaway Fanatic... I'm also a Christmas Fanatic (hint! coming soon) a Kitty Cat Fanatic, Beauty Fanatic and yet out of all these things I'm crazy about there is one that tops the list... I'm a Jesus Fanatic. I am head over heels crazy in love and thankful for all He has done for me. Even on my darkest days, when I'm feeling less than perfect and close to worthless... I am quickly reminded that I am WORTH the cost of God's only Son! Crazy, huh!? We all face our own storms in life. We all go through tough times. I am so thankful to serve a God who provides me with the strength to make it through each day. A God of love, mercy and grace. I just felt lead to share some inspirational pictures from my Pinterest Board titled: ::: Inspirational :::. You can find each of these photos (and each of their sources) there to repin, or feel free to pin directly from this post. Some days I feel enveloped in His love and some days, I need a little reminder. Maybe you need a little reminder today... so here's that reminder as you join me in Sharing God's Love.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mia Mariu $250 Shopping Spree Giveaway | Ends 11/1/2012

Welcome to the Mia Mariu $250 Shopping Spree Giveaway

Hosted by So Cal Coupon Mommy and Frugal 4 Four

Sponsored by Mia Mariu

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Mía is a Dallas based health and beauty social selling company that offers entrepreneurial business opportunities for women. Our natural health and beauty products are available exclusively through our Independent Advisers and online. Mía offers an innovative approach to social selling using the power of ecommerce, social networking and personal service behind extraordinary natural health and beauty products.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Teton Sports for the Best in Outdoor Gear

Teton Sports, Celsius, Sleeping Bag, Camping, Gear, Sleepover

Teton Sports is a manufacturer and importer of outdoor equipment for campers and hikers. They are known for their offering of outdoor gear that is not only durable but also affordable. The reason they are able to keep their prices low is due to their low overhead and financial stability. Their offerings include sleeping bags, packs, cots, pads, and tents. The same quality of items could be much more costly elsewhere so I was excited to give them a try and see their products for myself.

Teton Sports, Celsius, Sleeping Bag, Camping, Gear, Sleepover

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Enter to Win The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook | Ends 11/3/12

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men brings you into the culinary world of Mad Men-era New York, just in time for the holiday season. This book, by veteran cookbook author Judy Gelman and writer Peter Zheutlin, includes more than 70 recipes for food and drink that were featured in episodes of Mad Men. You will find historical pictures of New York, as well as period details, commentary, and full color photos.

Some of the recipes are from famous New York hotels, bars, and restaurants like Sardi, Barbetta, and The Pierre Hotel and include full ingredient lists and preparation instructions. This cookbook is great for history buffs, Mad Men fans, and those interested in 1960s wining and dining.

Read Kara's full review at Kara's Deals and Steals.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Guest Post Giveaway | Sarah's Birthday Bash! | Ends 10/27/12

Welcome to Sarah's 21st Birthday Event!

Sarah, from the blog MaeGal, is turning 21 this Friday, and to celebrate she is giving away $325 in giftcards, goodies and more during the week leading up to her day of birth!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mineral Hygienics All Natural Cosmetics

Mineral Hygienics, Natural Makeup, Cosmetics, Bare Minerals, Foundation

Mineral Hygienics makes a variety of cosmetics that not only make your skin look beautiful by masking imperfections, but they are actually great for your skin. These all natural formulas are perfect for all ages and all skin types. They offer foundations with anti-inflammatory properties that help heal and reduce redness in rosacea and acne-prone skin types, over 40 gorgeous shades of Mineral Eye Shadows, Mineral Lipsticks and Lip Liner, plus an entire line of incredible all natural cosmetics.

Mineral Hygienics, Natural Makeup, Cosmetics, Bare Minerals, Foundation

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sneak Peek at Educational Toys Planet

The Holidays are right around the corner and there are many choices out there for gifts. I am excited for the opportunity to provide you with a review from Educational Toys Planet. I love a toy that is not only fun but that provides your child with the opportunity to learn. Stay tuned to Pinterest Fanatic as I am thrilled to be partnering with Educational Toys Planet to bring you some of the best choices in toys available!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Chic and Trendy Handbags at Twisted Orchid

Twisted Orchid, Purse, Mother of Pearl, Natural Horn

Twisted Orchid is your ultimate online source for incredibly fashionable handbags and accessories. If you love trendy purses at a great value, then you are sure to love their huge selection which includes totes, clutches, wallets, animal friendly leather and designer handbag styles. In addition to handbags, they offer unique belts, scarves, headbands and lots of bling from purse charms to earrings, bracelets and necklaces. This specialty chic boutique is the perfect premium shopping destination for teens, tweens and ladies alike.

Twisted Orchid, Purse, Mother of Pearl, Natural Horn

I love me some Twisted Orchid! It honestly took me hours to narrow down which handbag I wanted as this place is completely Belinda-ish! I want one of everything please. Besides, can a girl ever really have enough handbags? My Husband would say, "yes" - but we're going to pretend we didn't hear him. So after many hours of ooh-ing and awe I chose the Plum Canteen Bag pictured above. I thought this handbag looked gorgeous in the site photo, but that didn't even do it justice... it's absolutely stunning! At only $41, it's an outstanding value especially considering that it is entirely handmade, hand-polished and handstiched using all natural materials. I have a love for Mother of Pearl, so that sealed the deal for me in choosing this purse.

The intricate details of this handbag are simply amazing. Each piece of Mother of Pearl is handcut and sewn together like little puzzle pieces interlocking in just the right places. Then there are the handsewn mother of pearl buttons and handcut rounded pieces on the top and closure flap in the shape of a flower. They are attached very well, I really have no fear of these coming off. I really love the iridescent plum brown beads that are strung in sets of 3 and hand sewn across the top and along the seams around the purse. It adds that extra bit of shine and flair.

Twisted Orchid, Purse, Mother of Pearl, Natural Horn

Win a Gorgeous Glass Handbag | Ends 11/15

Glass Handbag Giveaway

Welcome to the Glass Handbag Giveaway

This awesome giveaway is hosted by, Jenn's Blah Blah Blog, Pink Ninja Media,

Contest for That and Dishin With Rebelle.

Co-hosts Money Saving Lisa, Zoes Printable Coupons, and Mom's Vacation Spots.

Sponsor Glass Handbags.

Jenn at Pink Ninja Media and Jenn's Blah Blah Blog has been working with Tamara Leuty the owner and designer of Glass Handbags, and says, "She's one of the most amazing, inspiring women she has met." Tamara's not only the designer of Glass Handbag's, she also has spent more than 14 years in the fashion and beauty industry as a photographer. She's simply amazing, and we're honored to be working with such a wonderful entrepreneur.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ozeri Green Earth Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pans

Ozeri, Ecozeri, Green Earth Pan, Frying Pans, non-stick

Ozeri products can be found in ultra-luxurious resorts, the finest vacation residences around the globe and in my home! That's right - you too can bring the award winning and innovative products with a long standing reputation for product satisfaction into your home. Ozeri relies on guest experiences from vacation residences and word of mouth advertising for their products instead of costly advertising campaigns which allows them to offer their luxurious items at affordable prices to both you and me.

We have been blessed to try several Ozeri products in our home including the Ozeri Nouveaux II Electric Wine Opener and the Ozeri Savore Soft Touch Electric Pepper Mill and Grinder. We love both of them - just one bit of advice with the Wine Opener. It comes with a foil cutter that works great, so great in fact that if you purchase a cheaper wine like my hubby and forget to make certain that there really is a cork inside, it will cut straight through a twist off cap. True story and a good laugh.
Ozeri, Ecozeri, Green Earth Pan, Frying Pans, non-stick

Kristian Regale Sparkling Cider Giveaway! | Ends 10/27/12

Kristian Regale is a really fantastic sparkling juice that is crisp, light, caffeine free, and made with all natural ingredients. This non alcoholic beverage is very refreshing, very sparkly and can add an instant touch of elegance to any occasion. The Sublime Media Connection had the pleasure of sampling an assortment of Kristian Regale and we are pleased to share our experience with you and one lucky reader will win 6 bottles of Kristian Regale sparkling juice.

Kristian Regale, Sparkling Beverage, Party Drinks, Cider

Friday, October 12, 2012

Win a Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity | Ends 11/11/12

Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity, Kmart, Giveaway, Christmas Toys
Welcome to the Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity Giveaway!
Sponsored by Kmart

Do you plan to surprise your little one this Christmas with a cool new toy? Check out the Kmart Fab 15 Toy List to find out what's hot on the market this holiday season! Plus, rank the toys on the list and enter the sweepstakes to win your favorite one! One toy is being given away each day until November 22. Be sure to visit daily for a new chance to win!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Frecklebox Giveaway! | Ends 10/25/12

Personalized Gifts for Kids by Frecklebox

The following review excerpt is from my sweet blogger friend Liberty Ann of Naturally Frugalicious.

Personalized Gifts for Kids

Finding that perfect gift for your little one, one that is both personal and special, is easier than you might imagine. Frecklebox specializes in personalized gifts for kids that are seriously cute and very affordable. They take the guesswork out of finding something that is uniquely adorable for that special sweetie in your life.

Frecklebox offers personalized gifts for kids that are perfect for:

  • School
    • with gifts that include: binders, notebooks, sight words and lunch boxes.
  • Home
    • with gifts that include: chore charts, coin banks, growth charts and placemats.
  • Activities
    • with gifts that include: stickers, sketchbooks, puzzles and coloring books.
With dozens of designs and themes, you can find the perfect gift for any occasion. Frecklebox makes it quick and easy to customize each item so that it prominently features the name of the child that will receive the gift, making each item delightfully fun and entertaining.

Arctic Zero Healthy Ice Cream Giveaway | Ends 10/17/12

Hello Pinterest Fanatics!
I recently had the opportunity to try Arctic Zero and it's a great alternative to ice cream. It's only 150 calories per pint! How awesome is that?! My sweet friend Jenn over at Jenn's Review recently tried it and has a giveaway to share with you!

About Arctic Zero

At Arctic Zero, we love ice cream. We’ve always loved ice cream.
But we hated the fact that everyone who loves it pays for it in the
worst possible way: compromising their health. Nothing else on the
market came close to offering both great taste and demonstrated health
benefits, so we decided to invent a great tasting dessert that

Sunday, October 7, 2012

30someweeks DeodoMom Giveaway | 5 winners! | ends 10/21

I recently had the honor of reviewing DeodoMom Deodorant courtesy of 30someweeks.com. I was very impressed with this all natural deodorant that kept me smelling fresh with no fragrance, no chemicals, just all natural ingredients. I loved that there were no fragrances trying to compete with my scented lotion and perfume. You can read my full review here.

Five Lucky Winners will each receive their choice of one DeodoMom Cream in a Jar or Rollon Applicator! You may enter using the rafflecopter below. This contest ends 10/21/12 at 11:59PM. Good Luck!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Perfectly Posh Beauty Giveaway | ends 10/13/12

Hello Beautiful Friends,
I just LOVE a great beauty giveaway and I know you will love this one, too! Good Luck! xo

I recently had the chance to try some products from a new company called Perfectly Posh.  I had no idea what to expect but our pal Ashley ensured me that I would love everything.  I only had to browse her website for a minute before I knew she was right!

About Perfectly Posh from Ashley herself:
"Perfectly Posh is a pampering products company that brings you spa quality lotions, face masks, scrubs, natural beauty products, and more! All free of SLS (sulfate), paraben, and paraffin. It’s a fairly young company that was founded October 1st 2011 and has been personally one of the best experiences I’ve ever encountered with a direct sales company. The products I’ve used so far have cleared up my face of blemishes and blotches that I’ve previously fought with for years and can finally throw away medications I had previously used! My husband’s nasty toes are now actually soft again…well we need to consider they haven’t been soft since he was a little kid. "
I was able to try a bunch of Perfectly Posh products and really liked them all!  I love that all their products are free of sulfates, paraben and paraffins.  Also they don't test on animals!  I am a huge animal lover and you would be surprised to know all the companies that do test on  our poor animal friends.  All of the products that I tried were very gentle to the skin.  I also really like that on the website you can read all of the ingredients in every product.  Ashley asked me a few questions to help me choose which products would work best for me.  Everything she told me I would like, I loved! 

 The first thing that I tried was the Easy Essentials {portabalm} in Perk!  This is an natural peppermint essential oil balm designed to go where you go.  I had been very stressed lately(our car was stolen).  I have been rubbing some on my temples when I feel a headache coming on.  It has an uplifting peppermint scent that really helps you well..perk up!  It can also be rubbed into muscles to relieve stress.  This was on of my favorites!
I next tried the Moisture Shot Lip Glass in Ohh La..Kahula.  First off, this is only $4 and it really worth it!  I have been using it all week and my lips feel fantastic!  It is packed with shea butter and almond oil so it really does pack a moisturizing punch.  My only problem was that it smells so good that I am constantly craving white russians!
 Next on the list to try was the Big Fat Yummy Hand Creme in Lei Away.  I usually think that most hand creams are the same.  They are too greasy, don't moisturize enough or aren't long lasting.  BFY Hand Creme is not like the rest!   It left my hands really soft and lasted for hours.  I always get really dry skin in the Winter and this year I know I will be using this hand creme.  As a side note, the bottle is TSA friendly.  I just went to Las Vegas for my brother's wedding and didn't have a single bottle that I could bring on the plane with me.

I knew that I really wanted to try one of their Bombinators.  I chose the Ball 'O Butter mostly because I was curious about the way it would leave my skin.  The only "me time" I get is my nightly bath.  I actually broke my Bombinator into pieces so I could enjoy it multiple times.  As odd as it sounds, it left my skin feeling like I took a bath with butter minus the greasiness.  My skin was super soft and really moisturized.  I highly recommend it!
A few times a week, my husband and I stay up after our daughter goes to sleep to spend some time together.  This usually includes me asking(begging) for a back rub.  After using lotion for a long time I finally bought some massage oil.  It was such a disappointment that I threw the bottle away after one time.  Then I was able to try Perfectly Posh's Funky Fingers Massage Balm in Lively Lemongrass.  Holy cow, it's perfection.  It somehow manages to be long lasting but not at all greasy.  The container is $16 and it will last a long time!  I am absolutely reordering this when we finish this one!  
 The last product I had the privilege of trying was The Stripper Detox Body Mud.  I was really looking forward to trying this one because I have been searching forever for a mud mask.  All you have to do it put it on and wait for it to dry.  You can use it all over your body or just your face.  I used it on the face the first time and was really pleased.  My face felt completely bare.  It was great!  I would really recommend this to anyone who lives where there is a lot of pollution!

Now on to the giveaway!  Ashley is generously offering to give one of our readers their very own Perfectly Posh prize pack!  One reader will receive:

  • Spooky Collection (contains Bombinator - Witch Be Gone Bath Brew, Lip Butter - Punkin' Puckerin' Lip Butter Cauldron, and Sinful Skin - Spell Bound Purpley Potion) 
  • The Stripper

Find out more about Perfectly Posh:

Enter to win below!

Cancer Awareness Month | Special Prayer Request

Breast Cancer, Awareness, Fight Cancers

Hello My Dear Friends,
October is Cancer Awareness Month and I want to remind all my sweet lady friends to check the tatas! Here is a link to Check Your Boobies where you can find instructions on how to perform a self examination and resources for free mammograms. Early detection is key and it only take a few minutes to look for lumps. One of my sweetest friends Faye is a breast cancer survivor and I am so blessed that she caught it early and beat it! That's my girl!!!

Eagle Creek Travel Set Giveaway | Ends 10/18/12

Hello Sweet Friends,
I am excited to bring you this fabulous giveaway courtesy of Eagle Creek and Sublime Media Connection. Good Luck!

The staff at Eagle Creek is a tribe of travelers with a common goal: to help travelers arrive at their destination well equipped to enjoy the adventure. Eagle Creek offers an assortment of everyday bags, travel systems, luggage and more to help you reach your destination well organized and prepared for all of the adventures that await you.

The Sublime Media Connection had the chance to try out the Pack It World Traveler System. This is great 3 piece set will change the way you pack for a trip. Find out what the members think of this luggage organization set and enter to win the Pack It World Traveler System.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hypoallergenic Deodorant from 30someweeks

I tend to be very health-conscious not only in my choices of foods, but also in what I apply to my body. I have both sensitive skin and a weak immune system so it is very important that I be good to my body in every way possible. I recently discovered a deodorant that is geared towards pregnant women and those who are health-conscious called, "DeodoMom Cream" by 30someweeks. This natural deodorant is toxin-free and hypoallergenic. It also has no aluminum, alcohol, fragrance, dye, or parabens and is 100% vegan.

It is available with two different types of application methods both with the same ingredients: Magnesium hydroxide – a mineral safe enough to eat – and water. Yes, that's it - no dyes or fragrances - just two simple ingredients! There is the jar method which can be applied much like a moisturizer to the underarm.

Tbox To-Go | A Sleek Tampon Holder for Girls

Tbox to-go, tampon holder, discreet, pill box

The Tbox Company is run by a woman who understands that when it comes to carrying around tampons, we ladies like to be discreet. This is especially true for teenagers and Tbox has developed the perfect tampon holder for girls and women alike. Meet Tbox to-go, a sleek, mirrored tampon holder that comes with your choice of a pink, grey or green band designed to look like makeup.

Tbox to-go, tampon holder, discreet, pill box

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mickey Mouse Halloween Event Giveaway! | ends 10/22

Hello Sweet Friends,

October is here! It's one of my favorite months of the year. I love the beautiful Fall Colors as the foliage turns, the crisp cooling of the air along with the smiles of the kids in their cute little Halloween Costumes. Speaking of Halloween, I have a treat just for you!

Halloween Giveaway

Welcome to the Mickey Mouse Halloween Event!

Hosted by Mom Blog Society.

This adorable 3' Tall Airblown Inflatable Halloween Mickey Mouse self-inflates in seconds. It's easy to set up and store. Stakes and tethers are included.
3' Tall Airblown Inflatable Halloween Mickey Mouse Features:
  • Measures 3'H
  • Lights up
  • Weather-resistant design
  • Self-inflates in seconds
  • Deflates down for easy storage
  • Quick and easy set-up
  • Stakes and tethers included

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Great Clubhouse Hunt is an Halloween themed DVD premiere based on the popular series on the Disney Channel. Mickey takes you on the ultimate adventure to find his friends and to put back together the clubhouse, which has mysteriously broken into parts and disappeared with his friends inside! Featuring favorite characters Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy and Daisy Duck.

Have the happiest candy haul ever this Halloween night carrying the glowing Disney Store Light-Up Jack O'Lantern Mickey Mouse Trick or Treat Bucket. The frosted features of Mickey's pumpkin face light-up in rotating red, green, and yellow tones.

$25 Wal-Mart Gift Card

Artisana Organic Foods | Yummy Butters

Raw Nut, Coconut Butter, Artisana, Organic Food, Butters

I truly want to provide my family with healthy eating choices as do many of you. So, when I discover delicious, high quality and pure nutritious foods - I want to share this discovery with all of you! It's easy to hop on the internet and find Organic foods, but how do you know if they are going to be any good? That's why I'm happy to tell you about Artisana Organic Nut Butters as they will change how you make a PB & J forever.

I am a self admitted peanut butter addict. I can honestly eat it by the spoonful as a meal. It started in my childhood, then as I have grown older I have discovered that there are other butters out there as well. First, I moved on to Almond Butter - then I discovered Cashew Butter and Macadamia Nut Butter. I just love the nutritious properties in Butters, but I don't love all the added unnecessary ingredients. Artisana Foods are pure, they do not add oil, sugar, preservatives or artificial flavors - Nothing - just pure ingredients. They are made raw using a temperature controlled process which means that all of the enzymes, proteins and vitamins are intact, in their natural state and fully utilized by the body. Artisana offers a large assortment of Organic Butters:

Raw Nut, Coconut Butter, Artisana, Organic Food, ButtersRaw Nut, Coconut Butter, Artisana, Organic Food, Butters

OOFOS for Ulitmate Foot Comfort | feel the OO!

The OOFOS brand experience is like nothing you have ever felt before. Composed of cutting edge energy absorbing OOfoam and a patented designed footbed, these shoes are proven to absorb shock to lessen pain, reduce fatigue and deliver unparalleled cushioning. They are currently being offered in two different styles...

Available in Fuchsia, Tangerine, Mocha and Black.

Available in Mocha and Black.