Friday, November 29

LeapPad Ultra Review! Sy loves it.

LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra Kids' Learning Tablet, Green (Toy)

Absolutely love our LeapPad Ultra. We received ours a day before a storm knocked power out, and I was beyond glad that we had purchased 3 series of Backyardigan episodes. We also like the preloaded pet games, and draw pad. I can't wait til he gets older, and this grows with him. Connecting the wifi was easy, and Youtube loads fast. The picture app has some fun things to do too.

From the moment it arrived, my Son was intrigued with the Leap Frog Ultra.  I wasn't even allowed to touch the box. He was too busy reading it.

Doesn't he make the cutest bear cub EVER!? This is one of the pre-loaded apps with the built in camera.  There are two cameras.  One in front, and one behind. Other critters to change yourself into.

All that matters is if he likes it, and he really does enjoy the New LeapPad Ultra.  

Oh, I also wanted to mention, he has thrown it during numerous Melt downs, and so far, so good. Maybe it's built Sy tough.

Disclaimer:  I received product to facilitate an Amazon Review.  Read my review, and others.

Monday, November 25

Make the Switch To JENNIE-O Oven Ready Whole Turkey , The Better Alternative for Socialites, minus the time to prepare, but still the same great moist, plump, white meat.

I am a huge fan of Jennie-O Turkey.  In my experience Jennie-O has always been delicious. Even my picky 2 year old likes it.  We are just a family of 3, so we don't need a huge Thanksgiving meal, but just one that we can be more thankful for, and spend time together, instead of sweating it out in the kitchen.

Piece of my JENNIE-O Turkey Breast.  Just take it.. take another little piece of my turkey breast.. 

Have you seen Jennie-O's Whole Turkey Oven Ready Birds? You literally just take the frozen bird out of the bag, and bake it. No digging your hands into holes, you fear like prepping other birds. If you don't feel like baking, There are even Jennie-O fully cooked Turkey Breasts.  I found these in the Bakery Section next to the Rotisserie Chicken to go. While the Whole Turkey were in the Frozen Turkey Section. Both are more than enough for a family of my size.

Jennie-O Says,

Thanksgiving dinner preparation can be overwhelming –even for a seasoned cook. If you’re new to the world of Thanksgiving entertaining, turkey preparation can be the most daunting task of all. From thawing and cleaning to seasoning, preparing the turkey can be a time-consuming and messy process. With a house full of invited guests and six or more other dishes to prepare, who has that kind of time?

A recent study,conducted by Harris Interactive, showed nearly 1/3 of Thanksgiving hosts spend 2 hours or fewer socializing with guests on the big day (is that even enough time to eat?). Furthermore, 27% devote 8 hours or more just to cooking.

This infographic provides a snapshot of America’s time-stressed holiday preparation.

For busy women (and men!) assigned the task of preparing the Thanksgiving turkey, especially those who are newly married, first-time hosts, juggling work and home, hosting extended family, or have small children tugging at their apron strings, there is a delicious and easy alternative. JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™ Whole Turkey is a foolproof shortcut that takes turkey from Freezer to Oven to Perfect!™

Step 1: Remove the outer wrapping.
Step 2: Place the frozen turkey in a pan in the oven.
Step 3: Roast, cut and serve.

This juicy, tender turkey never disappoints because Jennie-O has done everything for you. JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™ is the only turkey that goes directly from freezer to oven with no thawing, easy clean up and no worries. Jennie-O helps hosts to serve a flavorful Thanksgiving turkey without the stress or mess, giving time-strapped entertainers more time to give thanks this season.

Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review.

Saturday, November 23

More than just a princess.

Girls to build the spaceships! 

I love the concept behind GoldieBlox, and better toys.  I was lucky that my mom embraced whatever toy I wanted, and didn't name things boy/girls.

The video is catchy, and I am a little disappointed to find out that The Beastie Boys are taking GoldieBlox to court for copyright infringement.  The beat is similar but not exactly, and none of the lyrics are are the same at all.  Of all things it really is a cute play on words, and a fun parody.

Friday, November 22


I am a total tom boy at heart.  I grew up playing, and transforming, Transformers.  It is great that they are back.  Not just because I like them, but now since I have a son I can show him just how cool mommy really is with these kits!

Momma has skillz Sy, Momma has mad skillz. (Or so she likes to think.) They were fun to set up, and when it says interchangeable, it means, everything is interchangeable.  It's like creating your own Transformer.  We named ours YETISTOMP.  

(Approximate retail price: $9.99); Ages; 6 & up.

Build YOUR Bot! Each TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS action figure includes a robot frame, armor, a weapon, and accessory parts so you can construct, customize and convert your favorite TRANSFORMERS characters --each figure can convert from robot to vehicle and back without taking it apart! Plus, all the parts are interchangeable between all TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS figures )each sold separately(, so there's almost no limit to what you can create! Choose from your favorite AUTOBOT or DECEPTICON characters. Eight figures in all to collect, including STARSCREAM and IRONHIDE. Each sold separately.

(Approximate retail price: $14.99); Ages; 6 & up.

Build your bot! Each TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS ELITE action figure includes a robot, frame, and lots of armor, weapons and accessories parts (55-pieces!) So you can construct, customized, and convert your favorite TRANSFORMERS characters- Each figure can convert from robot to vehicle and back without taking it apart! Plus, all the parts are interchangeable between all TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS figures (each sold separately), so there's almost no limit to what you can create. You can also store your figure in the included resealable case! Choose from 10 characters like WHEELJACK and SOUNDWAVE, each sold separately.

(Approximate retail price: $24.99); Ages 6 & up.

Build Your bot- Then convert between three different modes! Kids can customize BUMBLE BEE, like never before-with a TRANSFORMERS CONTRUCT-BOTS triple changer that can quickly convert from robot to race car to jet! Includes a robot frame and lots of armor, weapons and accessory parts so you can construct, customize and convert BUMBLEBEE or BLITZWING-plus mix and match with parts from other TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS figures (each sold separately), so there's almost no limit to what you can create! Also includes duel firing weapon launchers! You can also store your figures in the included resealable case! Each sold separately.

Disclaimer: I received product for free to facilitate a review, and giveaway.

One lucky follower has the chance below to enter to win A TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS Triple Changer Set. Est Prize Value, $24.99, Good luck!

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Coming Home For Christmas DVD starts now ends 12/5

Innobaby Din Din Smart Bus Platter 5 Compartment Tray with Lid Review,

Innobaby makes some of the best re-usable products I have seen. Recently I received the Din Din Smart Stainless Steel Bus Platter with Sectional Blue Lid.

What I liked is there were five different sections for my 2 year old's food. My little one is one of those picky eaters. He will fling food if it is touching each other. That was not the case with Innobaby Din Din Smart Sectional Tray.

I also liked that when he didn't want anymore of his fruit for lunch, I just put the lid on the tray, to put into the fridge to save to go with Dinner. I'm all for easy, and no unwanted effort. So this was perfect.

To clean them out its easy easy, theres no hard corners that food sticks in. Also thought it was convenient that if you have more than 1 tray they stack neatly on top of one another.

Would I recommend Innobaby Din Din Smart Bus Platter to others? Yes I would! It makes meal time a little easier by preparing, and putting away.

Din Din Smart™ Stainless Bus Platter with Sectional Lid / Blue

Kid-friendly fun shape to make mealtime fun even for the picky eaters Five separate compartments – perfect for introducing the five food groups
Divided compartments prevents food from sliding and mixing
Sectional lid prevents food from sliding and mixing
Sectional lids are designed to stack easily
Nontoxic, worry-free mealtime solution
Made with highest quality food grade type 304 stainless steel
Stain resistant
Durable construction
Dishwasher safe
BPA-, Phthalate-, PVC and Lead- Free
Product Dimensions : 7 x 10.5 x 1.5

To Read more about Innobaby Smart Din Din Tray, check out Innobaby online, on Facebook, & on Twitter.

Disclaimer, I received product for free to facilitate a Review.

Here’s why Best Buy is a great Holiday Shopping Destination: #bbyHoliday13

Here’s why Best Buy is a great Holiday Shopping Destination:

Best Buy is the authority and destination for all your technology and appliance product gifting needs this holiday. Also there are always a great deal to be had, These 10%, and 15% off At Best buy Offers are Valid 12/1/13 through 1/18/13.

15% off Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel Toys: (To redeem coupon on, enter code bloggers10off at check out)

and, 10% off Headphones & Portable Speakers (excludes beats, bose and Sony):
(To redeem coupon on, enter code bloggers10off at check out)

BestBuy is my goto for Great Tech Gifts in small packages, not only is it easy to use Promo Codes, and to find them. But, I also get Best Buy Rewards.   Many don't know this, but it really isn't a secret.  When I am planning to buy a Gift, and my Grocery store has Buy A Gift Card and get points for Fuel Perks.  I buy something like a $50.00 Bestbuy Gift Card. Get my points, use the Card at best buys, get the Gift, then get more Points for being a Best Buy Rewards Member.  I even get free shipping at times too, if shipping isn't free, do the free store pickup option.

Some fun gifting ideas the coupon works for:

· Gifts for the Kids:
o Digital Barbie Makeover Kit
o Fisher Price Little People Apptivity Barnyard

· Gifts for Everyone:
o Misfit Shine
o Fitbit
o Jawbone Up
o Logitech Headphones & Speakers

You can find more gift ideas at the Best Buy Gift Center

Check out below all the great Holiday Gift Ideas BestBuy has to offer.  Some are even exclusive to Best Buy.  Don't forget BestBuy Low Price Guarantee.

The assortment is second to none:

Feature more than 100 products sold only at Best Buy this Holiday

Offer a market-leading selection of the hottest tablets, smart phones, gaming consoles and titles, wearable technology, health and fitness gear, mobile accessories and much more.

Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents are passionate, highly trained, knowledgeable and impartial so they can help ensure you get the perfect gifts for your family and friends…and yourself

They know price is important to us, and frankly it’s important to them too. Their Low Price Guarantee will ensure you’re getting the most competitive price possible.

The combination of and their 1,400 stores offers the ultimate showroom to touch, test, try and buy the latest technology.

Technology is evolving quickly and becoming increasingly complex- Best Buy is here to help make it easy for your to choose the products and services that work best for you.

Phones: At Best Buy you can see and try all of the phones, carriers, plans and accessories under one roof with industry-leading trade-in options

Tablets: Best Buy is the only place in America where customers can see all of the latest and greatest tablets. Computing: Best Buy features the best selection, advise, services and support in computing. They help set the market by working with the industry's tech leaders to develop a highly specialized and innovative assortment of laptops, many of which are only available at Best Buy.

Mobile Accessories: Best Buy has one of the largest selections of accessories and wearables this holiday. Bluetooth speakers, smartwatches, health & fitness gear and headphones will truly rule holiday.

Home Theater: Best Buy offers the world's newest technology, best assortment and service in home theater.

Appliances: Best Buy is better positioned than ever to bring the latest small appliances and special deals to you.

Gaming: Best Buy is THE destination for gaming this holiday. Not only dodo they have the latest Xbox and PlayStation consoles, but the hottest game releases and everything else you need for a great gaming experience.

Music/Movies/Musical Instruments: Best Buy offers terrific deals on the best entertainment stocking stuffers.

Digital Imaging: Best Buy features the newest selection of cameras, accessories and advise so you can find the perfect gift or capture your own holiday memories.

Tech Services: Best Buy is home of the Geek Squad for help installing, repairing, troubleshooting, optimizing and offering all sorts of technical advice from every Best Buy store, in-home, online and by phone.

If you still have no idea what to get someone, why not go the gift card route of let them get what they want.

Disclaimer: All posts must include the following disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

BestBuy Shine Elegant Wearable Tracker #Review

My first thought when I saw the Misfit Shine Elegant in it's packaging was it looked so high tech that I thought of Aliens. Yep! My mind went there. Maybe because the packaging looked like a saucer? That may have been it. Then after opening the Shine, It still gave off that smooth, elegant vibe to me that it was something different, and special. Misfit Shine Elegant is sold exclusively at BestBuy.

I really dig that it does not look like My Hubbies tracker, and still gives me that girly accessory feel while I work out, and it tracks me.  The fact the Misfit does not have to be worn only around the wrist.  The Misfit Shine can be worn on the Shirt, Shoes, Belt, as a Necklace to any occasion. I wear mine around my wrist, and it looks like a nice watch, I forget it's even on. It also comes with a clasp that can be used to wear anywhere else.

Shine is exclusively available in additional colors at Best Buy including Silver, Black, Champagne and Topaz.

Shine Features: •Activity Tracking, •Steps, •Activities: Swimming, Biking, Tennis, etc., •Sleep, •Calories, •Clock, •Waterproof, •Extra Accessories (includes Magnet clip), •Leather Bands, •Sport band, •Necklace

Shine is a gorgeous device that will empower people to be more proactive about their personal health.

Width 27.5mm x Depth 3.3mm x Height 27.5mm with a weight of 9.4g. The device runs on a coin cell battery which lasts about 4 months. Shine is water-resistant for swimming.

Easily download the Shine App to Sync your Device. If you don't have an iphone, or an android, it can also connect to your computer to view your info it has tracked.  I had no problem setting the app up on my phone, once it was installed it was easy to track. I think this is a great gift for the Fitness Beginner, and Expert.  It's easy to use, and can even wear it in the shower!  When it says track everything, you really do track everything.

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free Link:

Tuesday, November 19

Quick & Easy Candied Sweet Potatoes, and Italian Green Bean Casserole Recipes for The Holidays!

Preparing your Favorite Holiday Traditions with Vegetables

Allens offers a wide variety of canned vegetables that are fresh and healthy for each consumer, making it possible for there to be something for everyone to enjoy. To learn more about or find holiday recipes for your table, like the ones below, visit,

Quick & Easy Candied Sweet Potatoes

Preparation and Cooking Time:
30 minutes

Ingredients 1 can (29 oz) Princella or Sugary Sam Cut Sweet Potatoes
5 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 cup miniature marshmallows (optional)


Pour sweet potatoes with liquid into 2-qt. saucepan; cook until heated through. Drain liquid. While sweet potatoes are heating, combine butter or margarine and brown sugar in 1-qt. saucepan and cook until hot but not boiling. Add nuts to sauce, if desired, and pour over hot sweet potatoes. Stir just to coat. Serve immediately. One cup miniature marshmallows may be added on top of dish just before serving and placed under the oven broiler until golden brown.

A perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday dinners!

Italian Green Bean Casserole

Preparation and Cooking Time:
45 minutes

1 10.75 oz. can Condensed cream of mushroom soup (low fat or fat free can be used)
1/2 cup Milk
1 1/2 tsp. Soy sauce
Pepper to taste
2 14.5 oz. cans Allens Cut Italian Green Beans
1 1/3 cups French fried onions, divided

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a 1 1/2-quart casserole, mix together soup, milk, soy sauce, pepper, Italian green beans and 2/3 cup onions. Bake for 25 minutes, or until heated through. Stir, then sprinkle remaining onions on top. Bake 5 to 10 minutes, until onions are golden.

A perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday dinners!

Disclaimer, I received coupons to facilitate a post.

Monday, November 18

Build-A-Bear Workshop Winter White Polar Bear Review, and $25.00 Build-A-Bucks Holiday Giveaway

My family are huge Build-A-Bear™ Workshop fans.  I don't discriminate against age, gender, or any type of views when it comes to what I allow my son to play with.  I love polar bears, and my son has my love of them too.  Sure he likes Robots, Pirates, and Penguins too. Today, tho, he liked Build-A-Bears™ Winter White Polar Bear ($20) in her polar ice dress ($12.50), white sparkle faux-fur bows ($3) and silver gem flats ($7.50 per pair).  

The details, and sparkle in her dress made her beautiful, like a winter wonderland creature.  I was blown away at the detail in her dress, to the detail in the matching bows that clipped to her ears.

Check out the other Winter Furry Friends from Build-A-Bear™ How stinkin' cute are they!

The un-boxing of our new furry friend is always full of smiles, and happiness.  The box itself to me is our new friends temporary home, til it comes here, which is it's fur-ever home.  

Check out the Christmas related Friends also, last year I did a review for Rudolph, and Clarice, you can too make your own Holiday Friends, there are always fantastic promos to be had while at the Build-A-Bear website.  There is even a Sales Den! 

One lucky reader has the chance to win a $25 Bear Buck$ gift card to Build-A-Bear Workshop to experience the magic of creating their own furry friend too!

Giveaway is open to the U.S. Only. Gift Card is mailed directly to the winners mailing address.  Giveaway begins 11/19 12:00AM est, Ends 11/27 12:00AM est. Winner is chosen at random via rafflecopter. 

Disclaimer I received product to facilitate a review.  Gift Card for Build-A-Buck$ is mailed directly to the winner from Build-A-Bear Sponsor.  Greenvics is not responsible for prize fulfillment.  Thank you for entering, Good luck!

The Swiss Colony 82 Favorite Things Giveaway, Featuring Saras Freebies & More!!

Read Saras Freebies and more Full Review for this epic 10 Lb Box of Swiss Colony 82 Favorites, also, enter below to win one for yourself!

Saras Freebies and more gives this box 5 stars!! you can divide it up many times and gift to many, or save it for a family snack each night!! Wishes she could share with everyone, but cannot, HOWEVER, one (1) person WILL WIN this fabulous prize!!!! Sara's Freebies receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for deliver of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. I only recommend products or services I personally use and believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 225: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising" Greenvics is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Huge Guylian Chocolate Gift #Giveaway! Just in time for the Holidays!

Now, this my friends, is a box of Belgian Guylian Artisan Chocolates.  

Guylian Belgian Chocolate makes some of the best chocolate my taste buds have ever had.  Not only is the chocolate artisan made, it has a variety of different chocolates.  I like variety in my life.  Sometimes I feel like having smooth, sometimes, dark, sometimes white. Or maybe a little swirl of each.  I am in love with the Hazelnut truffles,and the No Sugar Added Milk Chocolate Bars.  The White Chocolate Truffle was also one of my favorites.  They were all delicious! I swear, once you go Belgian chocolate, you don't go back. Nothing compares to the smoothness of this chocolate.

If you are looking for a great Box Chocolate gift to give this year to family, friends, co-workers, or even your childs school teachers, this is the Holiday Gift..

Right now there is a promo code for 10% off at Guylians Online Store. Promo Code: Chocolate10

More about Guylian Artisan Belgian Chocolate:

Guylian “ultra-indulgent” luxurious chocolate seashells are 100% pure, silky smooth, dark and white Belgian chocolate and are filled with our rich & creamy signature hazelnut filling. The Guylian brand dates back to the late 1950’s when Guy Foubert, a passionate Belgian chocolataire married his love, Liliane, who then joined names creating Chocolaterie Guylian. Today, Guylian crafts the finest authentic Belgian Chocolate Truffles, utilizing the original handmade recipe of Guy and Liliane. Our original signature truffle recipe is still made in small-batch copper kettles exclusively by Guylian’s Master Chocolatiers in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Just a few of what you'll be getting if you Win! Never know, unless you ENTER!

If that doesn't get your mouth watering, this should, One lucky follower has a chance now to enter, and win all of these Guylian Chocolates!**

One winner (1) will receive the following products, or similar:*

One – 22 piece box of Guylian Artisanal Belgian Original Chocolate Truffles,*
One – 22 piece box of Guylian Artisanal Belgian Extra Dark Chocolate Truffles,*
Two - 6 piece Original Chocolate Truffle Box,*
Four - 2 piece Original Chocolate Truffle Box,*
No Sugar Added Chocolate Bars—Milk and Dark Chocolate (one bar of each),*
One- 16 piece Vanilla Cream Truffles - Limited Edition*

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Sunday, November 17

#COACH Handbag #Giveaway!

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I will say it for you, EEEEEEEEE!! How exciting is this!!? For a chance to win a Coach Handbag!

Welcome to the #COACH Handbag Giveaway!

  • Signature fabric with patent fabric trim
  • Inside zip and multi function pockets
  • Zip Top closure
  • Outside open pocket
  • Handles with 7" drop
  • Value at $328
Diva Fabulosa & Beauty and Fashion Diva together with a group of awesome bloggers are bringing you this giveaway to bring cheer to the holidays!

One very lucky person will walk around with their very own Coach Bag this Christmas.

Giveaway will run from November 20, 2013 till December /18/2013 at 11:59pm EST, is open worldwide, must be 18 + to enter, and use the Giveaway Tools widget below. Good Luck!

I have not been compensated for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own. Open Worldwide, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s), Diva Fabulosa will be responsible for prize fulfillment. My blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsor of this event will be responsible for fulfillment of prize Diva Fabulosa. This even is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  If you have questions about this giveaway please feel free to contact Jade at

Friday, November 15

Build-A-Bear Workshop Giveaway!! Featuring BHDD.

Build A Bear Clarice Holiday Edition Review AND a $25 Build A Bear Gift Card Giveaway! Ends 12/2/2013

Ok I have GOT to brag about this one folks! We where selected by Build-a-bear Workshop to review the 15 in. Clarice® Holiday Edition stuffer reindeer. Ours came fully accessorised in a adorable polka-dot dress and sparkely shoes! As a lot of our readers know my granddaughter Bellamie and her mom Morgan our almost 21 year old, live at home while Morgan finishes college. This means I get to play with my granddaughter on a regular and daily basis! Now Bellamie has a favorite color...we call it "Sparkle"! Yes if it twinkles or is sparkley our 9 month old Miss Bellamie is in LOVE. Also common knowledge is her love of her plushies.....Now you can all imagine the delight she had once she saw a plushy, in sparkely red shoes and with a light up heart! She crawled like a mad gal on a mission straight to her new love, Clarice the Limited Edition Build-a-bear Workshop reindeer from the classic movie Rudolf The Rednosed Reindeer! My granddaughter hugs this toy, kisses her face and squeals with delight! For me the reaction was priceless! You honestly cannot put a price on this kind of happieness! She is in genereal a happy baby, but there are not to many items that she is drawn to on a day to day basis and this folks has knocked most of her other plushies out of the ballpark! We have had this doll for severeal weeks and she is still in love! (For a 9 month old this is amazing!!...Any of you with a lil one in their himes can relate!!) I am beyond thrilled with the quality and the care of all Build-a-bear Workshop toys! Bellamie also has 2 of the bears and will be getting a few more winter friends for Christmas! Thank you Build-a-bear Workshop for your superior products and the joy you have brought Bellamie! You have a new fan for life! For being AMAZING we are adding you to our 2013 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE! And because the Build-a-bear Workshop wants to create smiles they are allowing us to giveaway a $25 gift card to help brighten someones day! This is good towards any Build-a-bear Workshop purchase! BONUS and another MUST Mention: Hurry! Get your FREE Cookies for Santa Kit with any purchase (online or in stores) of $30 or more right now while supplies last! a Rafflecopter giveaway is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Mary Annas Tea Giveaway, Winner gets a dozen 16oz bottles!

Starts now ends the 30th (1 winner gets 12- 16oz bottles of tea!)

Monday, November 11

Baby Bella Doll Giveaway! Featuring Sassy mom, 2 Spoiled Bratz

Starts now ends 12/8 1 winner gets a baby stella doll!

Barts Cookies Giveaway! Featuring Jennifers World Reviews.

Barts Cookies Giveaway! Starts NOW Ends on 11/24/2013,  These are super delicious! I reviewed, and gave some away a few weeks ago! Enter to win again here.  Never know unless you enter!

Ok I was sent a truly DELICIOUS assorted pack of Bart's Cookies! SOOO Good! The awesome owner Bart Smith, was kind enough to offer us a second dozen to offer one of our readers...But dont take my word for it! Look at my friend Jennifer Henry's Review here at Jennifer's World Reviews HERE: Jennifers Bart's Cookie Review ! GreenVics is not responsible for prize fulfillment. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, November 8

Soda Stream Giveaway!

Count Down To #Black Friday $1,000.00 Giftcard #Giveaway

Countdown To Black Friday Giveaway

Organized by Mom Powered Media and the MPM Blogger Network.
Looking for the best contests around this holiday season? Make sure to visit SweepstakesFanatics where you can find the newest sweeps, blog giveaways and even a special section for Canadian giveaways.

I am soo, looking forward to Black Friday Deals Online and In Store!! Also, Don't forget about CYBER MONDAY! After Black Friday!! One of my favorite weeks, ever!

One lucky winner will receive $ 1,000 Visa Gift Card or Amazon Gift Card {choice}!

Giveaway ends November 29th at 11:59pm, open worldwide, ages 18+. Please note if the winner is a non-USA or non-Canadian resident, they will receive $1,000 via paypal instead. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

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Thursday, November 7

Love i oldies music! Reminds me of my Granny.

Not a day goes by that I don't think of my Grandmother.  She was my superwoman.  Not only did the woman have 12 kids, but she also was the sweetest person I had ever known.  Her smile, always made me smile too.

We always would listen to oldies, and watch old TV shows together.  My love for all types of genres when it comes to music, is because of my Grandma, and Mom always listening to music in the house.  That, and my Grandma even had music artist posters up of her favorites.

I was never bored listening to i oldies music.  The lyrics, and catchy melodies.  I experienced at a young age that I liked different songs depending on different moods.  That transferred into adult hood too.  To this day I can't walk past a juke box without checking to see what's inside.

When a person says, "Oh I only listen to so-and-so." I just want to roll my eyes, because I honestly believe that without these oldie artists, our concept of music today would not be the same.  I consider them our roots.  With todays technology it is so easy to download, and listen to our favorite oldies on virtual jukeboxes.

I love oldies, blue grass, country, rock, rockabilly, punk, metal, blues, hip hop, funk and rap.  I'd like to thank my Grand mom for that, and all the Road trips between Crownsville Maryland, over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and to Grasonville, Maryland.  That took hours, but with good music, and company, it went way too fast.

You can find more information about the oldies music here

Gifts for my Older Sisters.

Little about myself, I have 4 Sisters, 2 younger, and 2 older.  I also have a younger brother, whom is the baby out of all of us.

Coming from a big family it's easy to know what everyone likes.  It's also easy to see what we also dislike about ourselves too.  We were always close.  Being close makes it easy to find presents for each other.

Growing up outside, as a Tom Boy, bordering the marsh land on the Eastern Shore near the Bay was pretty harsh on some of my sisters skin.  Lot's of freckles, and sun burn over the years along with pregnancies, and weight gain.  I think the best present for people like my sisters are skin care related.

Life really is too short to not baby ourselves, and make sure our skin cells are as new, and healthy as they honestly could be.  I like to give gift sets after their Cool sculpting Fort Lauderdale sessions, something in Advanced Skin Care products for the skin so their skin tightens up, and looks more youthful again.  My sisters always love the gifts, because I make them personal, and something I know they can use, and not just sit on their shelves.  They are just like me, and don't like the overly fake oils that some skin sets him in them that claim they help tighten when really they don't.

In my opinion some of the best gifts to give are gifts that are full of vitamins, and ways to better ones health.   Anything that is a better alternative than what some people think is great for their skin, when it's just Water based fake scents, and no hydration or skin regeneration properties.

People there is more out there!! I am glad that my Sisters embrace the gifts I give them.

You can find more information about Cool sculpting Fort Lauderdale by going here

The Sparkle Box Book #Giveaway

Make money writing!

The concept behind making money online by writing is ideal for us that like to be creative.  That also stays home, and would rather express themselves online while getting paid to do so.  If you love to write, you can actually make money writing.

Websites like American Writers, and Artists Inc. make it easy to find topics to write about.  Even if you are writing a book, or you free lance for other sites you can still make money anywhere.  Also consider it free training, and experience you are actually paid for.

I'm not kidding, it really isn't hard to find ways to make money online without stupid pyramid like referral scams.  For me, the best way is to find sites that are loyal to their writers, pay reasonable, but also you as a writer have to be prepared to work, while building a great relationship and network.

There are days that I like to get online, and express my opinion on products, and services that separates me from being just a Mom.  I embrace that escape.  I also feel better about myself that I am constantly using my brain outside of Toddler Land.

I love that old saying,  "Only boring minds get bored."

I am never bored, I surround myself with projects like these.  Getting paid for them makes everything I do worth it.

Right now I am laying in bed, typing this up on my cellphone.. milk to the right of me, and a cherry filled brownie to the left.  Life is good.  My 2 year old is being good too.  Now that's a rarity.

The flexibility of writing where-ever I want, whenever I want.  About anything I want, makes me realize how great these opportunities are.  It's not hard to do.  If you can write a letter, you can write for a company while being paid.  Honestly just go with the flow, and see where it takes you.

Some of us used to always write while growing up. Short stories, poems, and songs.  Then comes the excuse that we stopped because of work, and our families.  I refuse to allow having children to stop me from expressing myself.  Writing is healthy, it's good to get thoughts out.

You can find more information about American Writers and Artists Inc. by going to

Project Management Cloud Based Software, are you connected?

Find out how Tenrox can help you gain real-time visibility into project status, resources, costs & billing to optimize the productivity of dispersed project teams at

What does it mean to connect to the Cloud?

Connecting to one another has come a long way.  It used to be screaming from the hollars, writing letters, telegrams,  pigeon carriers.. Then came Dial up,  Cable, Satellite, DSL,  3G, 4G, so many satellites, so many towers that having to physically connected to a wire to be networked to one another became a thing of the past.

Remember Serial Ports, and parallel ports? I'm really showing my age now. I'm a 32 year old female that grew up online.

My first computer was a Tandy 2000 from Radio Shack, all I really did on it was Play Commander Keen, and print school work and banners.  Back then you knew your DOS or you didn't get to run anything off your Floppy drives.  Then, in the 1990's I received an IBM with my first windows based software.  The upgrade from the Tandy and Dos, to Windows 3.1 made this girl happy.  I still think if you're a windows user, you should know how to execute any program while in MS-DOS.  After that things blurred together for me, electronics and software started to advance so fast it was hard keeping up with upgrades.  I didn't want dolls, or clothes for my birthday.. I wanted a new computer.  I then received a windows 95 Packard Bell.  After that,  and being on dial-up to high speed internet made such a huge difference.  I cannot express how far hardware and software has evolved. (Remember back orifice, if you do High-five!)

The technological advances since the 1950's for computer networking has came such a long way to what we enjoy every single day too.  The majority of us know no life without being connected. The right now, and the future is being connected to the Cloud.  To be able to be connected completely to your network without the need of a physical server.  It sounds almost too good to be true, but it's not too good.  It is  the now.

It used to be Hard Wired,  Wi-fi, Blue Tooth, and now the Cloud.  For example my printer is on the Cloud, I can print anywhere by just connecting to Cloud Print via Email.  The laptop I am currently typing this up on has Cloud Storage. I can't see life without being on the Cloud.  With Tenox you'll be able to take all your companies computers, handhelds, and cell's that has the app networked together on the Cloud.

But, what if your company has outgrown it's current network? Congratulations! 

It happens all the time, and you shouldn't be afraid of upgrading. Cloud-based Project Management Software from Tenrox makes it easy for online resource management, resource scheduling, project planning, time & expense tracking, project billing & cost reporting.

Now if your company is still using Pen & Paper, you should watch the free Cloud Webinar.

Tenrox is the only workflow-driven cloud solution designed to meet the challenges of managing globally dispersed services organizations and project work forces.

Tenrox 2013 R2 is now available directly from Upland Software or through the company’s Tenrox Referral Partners. Upland drives business results for more than 1,200 enterprise clients with 300,000 active users in 50 plus countries.

Disclaimer: This was a sponsored post, but all opinions on being networked together, upgraded, my tandy 2000 computer nerdism is all on my own.  I truly believe software that makes being connected to the Cloud does, and will make life easier for all business, big, and small.

Wednesday, November 6

Black Friday T7

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Tuesday, November 5

Brownie Brittle Review and Giveaway! Featuring BHDD.

This is such a unique snack!Not really a cookie,not really a cake and not really a candy.Maybe like a wafer?It's crispy and crunchy and almost melts in your mouth! We loved them all,but my favorite of the four was the Mint Chocolate Chip & The salted Caramel. The mint Chocolate Chip had a good brownie,chocolate flavor mix.Not overwhelming at all.The salted Caramel was wonderful!It had almost a buttery flavor. There also were toffee crunch and chocolate chip and they were both great as well. It's so hard to describe it so there's nothing left to do but try it!!!

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Monday, November 4

Whistlefritz Cha, Cha, Cha, French Learning Songs CD Review.

Je suis le fromage err, no that's not right.  I think Whistle fritz Cha, Cha, Cha French Learning Songs for Children are a great way to get my son into enjoying more than the norm.  I also love the music on the CD, not just the lyrics, but the guitars melody, and singing are fun, and easy to groove to.   The more I play the songs, the more he notices them.  If he didn't like it.. I would know.. he's 2 after all, LOL.  2 year olds have no problem expressing their likes, and dislikes at any giving moment that's for sure. 

In the CD Booklet each songs lyrics also has the translation next to it. You learn Numbers, Days, Months, Vowels,  Body Parts and fun words by just listening to the songs.  

Song List, You can also go to WhistleFritz to hear Song Clips,
TOUS LES MOIS (All the Months)
PROMENONS NOUS DANS LE BOIS (Let's Walk Through the Woods)
LES ÉLÉPHANTS (The Elephants)
LES NOMBRES (The Numbers)
SUR LE PONT D'AVIGNON (On the Bridge of Avignon)
SAVEZ-VOUS PLANTER LES CHOUX (Do You Know How to Plant Cabbage)
LES SAISONS (The Seasons)listen
LES JOURS DE LA SEMAINE (The Days of the Week)
TOMBE LA PLUIE (It's Raining)
CACHE-CACHE (Hide and Seek)

Read the names to the songs outloud.. and look, you are already speaking french.

Parle vous francais? Oui! 

Would I recommend this learning french CD for children to friends, and family? Yes,  If you're anything like me, and my family, we get tired of hearing the same things, over, and over again.  Also, at least this is educational! 

Product Description

Parlez-vous cha, cha, cha? From samba and merengue to rumba and reggae, irresistible world music rhythms add an exciting twist to learning French with this festive 15-song collection from Whistlefritz, the award-winning producers of language immersion CDs and DVDs for children. Performed by acclaimed singer Lynn Véronneau and set to a diverse array of Latin and Caribbean rhythms by versatile bandleader and composer Didier Prossaird, Cha, Cha, Cha will get children on their feet singing and dancing along to playful arrangements of beloved traditional songs (Bingo, Sur le Pont D'Avignon, Les Éléphants, Tombe La Pluie), as well as lively originals that teach about numbers, the days of the week, the months, the seasons, and more. This fun collection makes learning to speak French as easy and natural as un, deux, trois. A song-by song translation guide is included as an easy reference guide for parents and teachers.

Awards: Winner of a National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) GOLD Award. Winner of a Mom's Choice GOLD Award. Named one of the Best 10 Audio-Visual programs of 2012 by Dr. Toy. Winner of The National Parenting Center's 2012 Seal of Approval. Recommended by the Parents’ Choice Foundation. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.