Sunday, January 30, 2011

Color Splash Sunday #2

This is my second week of joining Color Splash Sunday over @ Artistically Amy. I took this picture in the fall at a day at the farm activity. I love taking outdoor photos!


I miss colors, I'm so over the white horrid snow



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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Be My Valentine Gourmet Gift Baskets Review/Giveaway

What better way to say Be Mine than a yummy basket full of chocolate! A key to a women's heart is chocolate, right?

Gourmet Gift Baskets sent me a Be My Valentine Valentines Day basket to review. The basket arrived with everything packed neatly inside. I love the look of the basket and that it can be used after its empty.


Here's whats inside this yummy basket

Ingredients: ( taken from the website)


· Signature Dark Chocolate Bar by Lake Champlain - 3 oz. - You have never tasted a chocolate bar as good as this so we just had to include it in our Valentines Day gift baskets.
· Chocolate Wafer Petites by Dolcetto - 5 oz. - A light, delicate chocolate treat that we all rave about and are one of our best Valentines Day Gift Ideas!
· English Toffee Singles by Nikki's Cookies - 1.41 oz. - Dipped in thick, rich chocolate, these chunks of crumbled toffee are baked to create a unique and distinctive almond praline flavor.
· Chocolate Cherries by Marich - 2.3 oz. - Covered in chocolate, these cherries are always the first to go. Get your hands on one of these fast, or before you know it you will be saying, “Where’s mine?”
· Cherry Vanilla Va-Voom Nut Confection by Nutorious - 2 oz. - Put a little Va-Voom in their Valentine’s Day, this irresistible snack is sure to satisfy!
· Peanut Roll by Dillons - 3 oz. - Chewy nougat perfectly blended with crunchy, salty peanuts – need we say more?!
· Dark Chocolate Raspberry Sticks by Sweet Co. - 4.1 oz. - This amazing combination of sweet fruit covered in delectable dark chocolate will make a lasting impression on all those lucky enough to taste this incredible treat.
· Almond Roca Buttercrunch Toffee Box by Brown & Haley - 4.2 oz. - Roca their world this Valentine’s Day with this ideal butter crunch toffee indulgence.

You can add Roses or Champagne to your basket for that extra special person in your life!

Along with this awesome basket they carry baskets for all occasions & people of all ages. They even have a Beer Buckets which would be a pretty nice gift for your husband/boyfriend. Hailee would love a Ice Cream Party Gift Stack. I think its great they even have Military Care Packages full of yummy snacks!

The website is set up to search for baskets by price range, holidays, themes & more so its very easy to find exactly what kind of gift basket your looking for.

Gourmet Gift Baskets is offering one of my readers the same basket I recived. To enter "like" Gourmet Gift Baskets on Facebook and comment on this post letting me know you did with your first name & last initial.
Giveaway ends 2/5

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Custom Blog Design & 5 Celsius Giveaway Winners

Custom Blog Design  winner is comment #37 Ava

Celsius winners are comment #69 Tina, #64 Cheeky Momma, #12 Joyful Grandma, #73 Anja M. #119 DANA

Congrats to all the winners I will contact you all shortly!
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Sugarbooger by o.r.e. Day Tripper Tote Peace Love Review

O.r.e sent me the Peace Love Day Tripper by Sugarbooger, this is my new favorite bag.
I absolutely LOVE this bag.


The Peace Love Day Tripper has an 18-inch top opening and measure 11 ½ inches square (bottom) with sturdy handles, durable nylon canvas lining, one outside pocket, three inner sections, and a zippered interior pocket. Machine wash and dry, low.

The bag has plenty of room and I love the two side pockets they are perfect for water bottles & snacks. We are always going on day trips when I need to pack snacks, my DSLR Camera & all my necessities for the day. I love I can keep my camera on one side and a water bottle on the other. Most bags just have one interior pocket and I can't ever throw everything in one bag. This bag is going to perfect for our upcoming events!

Check out o.r.e. for other patterns of the day tripper as well as a bunch of other gear such as lunchboxes, weekender bags & more by Sugarbooger as well as feeding supplies, gifts and bath accessories.

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.


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Friday, January 28, 2011

SOOC Saturday!

Go link up with Amy at Marvelous Mommy & share your SOOC photo!



SOOC Saturday
Not as spectacular as last weeks but it's Hailee playing with her favorite thing, dinosaurs 



And just for the heck of it
 Hmm wonder if Blueberry Muffin knows she is on the wrong train?

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Hazelaid Baltic Amber Adult Necklace Review

I have heard alot of good things about people wearing Baltic amber necklaces. I contacted Hazelaid and they have allowed me to try out a Baltic Amber necklace.
"Baltic amber is not a “stone” but a natural resin. As it warms with the body’s natural temperature, Baltic amber jewelry releases healing oils containing succinic acid which are absorbed into the skin and then into the bloodstream. Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of succinic acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways.
Commonly known as "teething jewelry" in Europe, Baltic amber has been a natural remedy for pain relief for hundreds of years. Baltic amber is a natural analgesic that will help relieve headaches, reduce inflammation of the throat, ear and stomach and fight irritations, infections and respiratory diseases as it dramatically improves the body’s immunity. Many adults report improvement of arthritis discomfort and carpal tunnel pain in their hands when wearing amber on the wrists."

The lightest colors of amber are said to be the most therapeutic, I choose the dark mix Baltic necklace. The necklace fastens with an amber colored screw clasp that opens and closes easily, I love this, no worries about it breaking!

I have headaches daily that last most of the day and nothing I take has helped them at all. I'm waiting to get a CAT scan to see what the problem is.

I have worn my necklace for awhile now and my headaches have almost disappeared I say almost because I can feel them coming on but they don't stay.
You can read other testimonials on pain here.

Not only has the necklace helped me, I love the way it looks as well.

You need to remove your necklace when showering so shampoos and soaps don't coat the amber.

I'm thinking of purchasing a Hazelwood necklace for Hailee & myself!

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Friday Blog Hop, I'm the hostess!!




Thank you for joining the Friday Blog Hop hosted by myself (Nicole) at Mama to 4 Blessings and Melissa at Home Grown Families! We invite you to join us every Friday to make more blog friends!

It's very easy to join in on the fun!


Add your main blog (PLEASE DO NOT LINK UP GIVEAWAYS) link (we ask that you please follow the hostesses in the first 2 spots (Mama to 4 Blessings & Home Grown Families.) Then leave us a quick comment letting us know you are following so we follow you back!


Then start blog hopping!


This is a great opportunity for you to visit other blogs on the link up and comment on their blogs! When people comment on your blog please let them know that you are part of Friday Blog Hop then return the favor and follow them back! Please feel free to grab our Friday Blog Hop button and add it to your blog and spread the word!

Please only enter your MAIN blog link and please G rated links ONLY - NO CURSING please. Home Grown Families and Mama to 4 Blessings are family friendly blogs.

 This week's featured guest hostess is Jessica @ Mommy to a Lil Ladybug


Please also follow this week's Featured Blogger: Mommy to a Lil Ladybug! Each week a new featured blogger who will be chosen at random, but you must be participate in the weekly link up - that's how we will choose a new featured blogger every week! So please come back every week & link up because you could be our next featured guest blogger!





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Elmo's Green Thumb Winner


comment #43 melanie robinson
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Sanuk Standard Kids Review


“SanĂ¼k” is the Thai word for FUN

Sanuk has been around since July, 1997 when Jeff Kelley started making sandals out of inner tubes and indoor-outdoor carpet. (pretty interesting)
These may look like shoes but they are not, they are sandals!

Sanuk sent Hailee a pair of  Sidewalk Surfers Standard Kids in pink. (shown above) The Standard Kids come in 8 fun colors! The retail for $40.00 and are well worth the price! They came in Sanuk's signature biodegradable bag, not a shoe box!

•Lightweight "Vulc-Lite" Footbed
•Handmade Canvas Upper with Easy On-Easy-Off Flap, Heel Pull
•Synthetic Liner
•Rubber Outsole
•Vegan and Vegetarian

Not only are these shoes super cute & stylish they are very comfortable on Hailee's feet. They are light & very flexible. She is a shoe kinda gal but she always complains her feet hurt from her shoes. She has no problems wearing these sandals!

Right now its snowy but I know she will get alot of use out of these once Spring comes! They are made very well and sure to hold up to playing & running around!

I want a pair in my size! Sanuk carries Men's, Women's & Kid's sizes in many different styles. I personally want the I'm Game pair in zebra! I also would like the tubeflops, I seen a pair of these on a lady last summer and fell in love! If you don't know what they are check them out they are pretty neat!

What are you waiting for go check all the shoes sandals Sanuk has to offer!

The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Novica Jewelry Review and $50 GC Giveaway



Novica is an amazing website that sells beautifully handcrafted items from around the world. They have a huge range of items including home decor, jewelry, painting, handbags, clothing & much more.

The site has easy to use categories to find the items you are looking for. You can even search by Region.

I searched the site for hours and narrowed it down to a few items, most jewelry and finally decided what to get. I chose the Dragonfly Fortunes Ring. This ring is beautiful, the picture is the best I could get but you can view the web page for a better picture!

Arching its body into a perfect circle, a dragonfly glistens with sublime elegance. The ring is crafted by hand in a detailed creation by Balinese designer Nyoman Rena.

The ring came ready for gift giving in a nice box. I will definitely being making another purchase for another ring from Nyoman Rena! There are so many I love!
Nyoman Rena was born on October 11 as the third of five children. His father is Made Beratha and his mother is Ketut Sukarti. Young Rena started to learn wood carving when he was in the third year of elementary school. His grandfather, an architect of traditional Balinese buildings who is also a senior carver, gave much support to Rena's carving and jewelry development.

After graduating from elementary school in 1983, Rena was introduced to a famous silversmith in his village by his father. Since then, Rena began learning to craft silver jewelry on Sundays. Making use of his carving ability, Rena combines it with his silver work. He believes that one day his silver crafting will invite the interest of costumers worldwide. He is also studying English so that he can easily communicate with his contacts from foreign countries.
In my package was this postcard from Bali. I think its pretty neat!


Novica sent me a $50 Gift Cert. to share with one of my readers. To enter check out Novica and tell me something you might purchase if you win.
Giveaway ends 2/10
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Roundabouts No More Naked Cupcakes Review/Giveaway



 Don't these cupcakes look amazing. The sleeve around the cupcake are Roundabouts. Roundabouts are used to dress up the cupcake after it is baked.

Bake and frost your cupcake like normal, peel of the backing from the Roundabouts adhesive strip, wrap around your cupcake until its snug, & press securely and you have a dressed up cupcake.

We were sent the Candy Hearts Roundabouts shown above and Hailee can not wait until Valentines Day to use them.

I'm not very good at decorating cupcakes so these sleeves will help make my cupcakes look amazing!

Candy Hearts
What better way to tell someone you care this Valentines Day than present a show of your heart's thoughts. A lighthearted series of playful messages adorn the candy hearts around this Roundabout®, and you can choose to top it with a few hearts that go right to the point. Say it with a cupcake this year!
Roundabouts can be personalized for special events or parties.They are resistant to grease and oily substances. They come in sets of 12 in over 70 designs for every holiday or occasion!

There are so many I would just love to make!


Heres a little info about the creator
I'm a busy mom of two that invented a new product called Roundabouts® Cupcake Sleeves and began selling online in Feb 2009. They're wraps for cupcakes that transform standard cupcakes into virtually anything.


Using toppings easily found at a grocery or local party supply store, our decorative self-adhesive cupcake wrappers instantly transform cupcakes into popcorn tubs, gumball machine, sushi, and ice cream cones. Our wraps are resistant to grease an oily substance, are earth friendly, and wipe clean if things get a bit messy in the kitchen! We’ve even had customers wash and re-use them, adhering a second time with a dab of frosting.




Roundabouts is offering my readers a pack of Roundabouts of choice! To enter check out Roundabouts and let me know which you would choose.
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Wordless Wed. [A party for Cow]

see cow wearing his party hat


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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Orient Watch & Sesame Street Bath Products from The Village Company Winners


Orient Watch - comment #9 Gosfam

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Gummy Lump Melissa & Doug Blocks and Puzzle Review/Giveaway

I love Gummy Lump, I could spend hours looking at the great products they carry as well as the wonderful crafts Linda puts on the Gummy Lump Blog and Facebook page. You are automatically entered to win a weekly giveaway just for posting your completed project from 300 Crafts for Kids on their Facebook page. They also have other random giveaways, I won a puppet theater a little while back!

My favorite brand they carry is Melissa & Doug. I was sent the 100 piece Colored Wooden Building Blocks set as well as 48pc Fairy Castle Jigsaw Puzzle both by Melissa & Doug.

I knew Hailee would love the blocks but she loved them way more than I expected. She played with them for hours making cities, an amusement park with the puzzle as an attraction lol, & even built lowercase letters ( she made an o, b, d, & t) that she was very proud of. The blocks have really brought out her imagination even more, as if that was even possible.

 Next up was the puzzle I was unsure on how she would do since there is no picture to look at, she immediately took the pieces off the wooden tray ( this is such an awesome feature) and mixed them up, she had the puzzle put together in no time!

I love the bright colors & beautiful graphics, she is a huge princess/fairy lover so this is one of her favorite puzzles.

Both of these toys are wonderful products I would recommend to anyone.

Gummy Lump is offering one of my readers the 100 piece Colored Wooden Building Blocks set as well as 48pc Fairy Castle Jigsaw Puzzle both by Melissa & Doug. To enter check out Gummy Lump at let me know another item that catches your eye!
Giveaway ends 2/7
If your household has won a Gummy Lump Giveaway in the past 90 days you are not eligible to win this giveaway
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