Friday, December 31, 2010

Birthday & New Years Plans.

The start of a New year,A new month means I will be able to keep up on my blog better the Holidays have been making everything very hectic December is the most Crazy month of the year for me.

Today is my Daughters Second Birthday so I won't be around much to be able to blog,We have a very busy day planned & I have a date night planned with my DH to ring in the new year. But I wanted to stop by & wish you all a very Happy New Year.

I haven't been around much because I have been busy with Various Holiday get togethers,I have been going down for a few job interviews & we are planning a move because we are hopefully getting a bigger place! Other wise I would still be blogging everyday but plan on doing so again the first of the year.I hope to see you all here Tomorrow!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Damsel in This Dress GIVEAWAY & Review

I know many of you have been waiting for this post & have been wondering what it is,I have told you a few times over the last week that I have a very special Review & Giveaway for you here on my blog this is a One time change giveaway! But you had no idea what it was besides that fact that it can be worn so now I am very happy to reveal my secret with you.

I recently had the amazing honor of working with a company called Damsel in This Dress,Who makes Gorgeous Corsets,Blouses,Skirts,Hats & Neck Ruffles.The owner is a Fun loving geeky woman named Michelle,All of her products are made from her Original designs she has been working on Corsets for Years,Lover her corsets but want a different color or a Hood added? Just ask her & she is happy to add it on for you.Here is a little bit of information from her site "Designed from Her own signature patterns,Made with sturdy upholstery weight fabric,which is also used for the lining.Double stitched with upholstery thread with a tensile strength of 8 lbs.Rigid at the front openings with her signature, rubber-dipped fiberglass boning. which is Boned throughout the bodice with double-thickness European Spring Steel.They are Professionally set with wide double-sided brass grommets.All corsets Designed for women's bodies!!!"

For my review I received A Black Corset like the corset above,along with a Black matching Red Ridding Hood Hood & a Peasant top.Talking with the owner about how to take my measurements was extremely easy the owner is easy going,easy to get along with & super kind.As many of you know from previous posts over the year I have been working out & eating better to help me lose the small Belly I have 'collected' over the last year or so I have been successfully loosing weight so when I was told to measure myself for the measurements on the corset I sucked in my belly to my Goal 'Size' & sent those measurements to her,She actually sent a corset slightly smaller in size but I didn't find that out until after I tried it on.When the package arrived from Damsel in This Dress I was very excited to get the box open to reveal my new corset that I couldn't wait to show off to my friends & family,Even though this is my prize for losing my goal weight amount I had to try it on right away much to my surprise it fits amazingly.Since Michelle makes front lacing corsets they are easy to lace & tie without needing any help from someone else,Along with my corset I received on of her New Magazines which shows photos of her work,Frequently asked Q & A's,& much more in the magazine she explains that she does not like making/will not make back lacing corsets because they are hard to lace yourself & because it causes a Roll of skin/fat to gather in the middle of your back which is very uncomfortable talking with a friend of a friend who owns a back lacing corset she says it is very true that they are uncomfortable because of that small issues & the fact she needs her room mates help to lace/unlace her corset.My corset was super easy to lace up & tie myself if you lace it from Top to bottom it helps push any problem areas you have lower & helps 'Tighten' them in so that they do not show since Michelle makes corsets that have a longer side/length than normal corsets it also helps hide any love handles you may have.She can make corsets in any size though prices may vary depending on the design,fabric,details & size you want.She also makes matching skirts in her shop,Though she has literally made thousands of sales & sold hundreds of corsets & skirts I found out that it is ONLY her,Her husband & her best friend who produces all of the products they sell making it to where each & every order really is handled with love & care from the creators. As for Jewelry I plan on wearing one of my Hand made Chain Maille Necklaces with my new Corset from Damsel in This Dress.

I was very surprised how fast my corset was made & shipped to me it was way above my expectations,As noted above earlier even though I am not at my goal weight yet the corset works wonders easy to put on easy to lace & makes me look like I am already at my goal weight,I have never owned a real corset before so I was very happy to find out that it is very easy to breath,Sit & maneuver in the corset.I know most only wear corsets for special occasions such as parties,Halloween,Weddings ect but I also plan on wearing this out & about,I also plan on wearing it to concerts I go to so I plan on buying fun colored shirts to go under my corset so I can mix & match.Michelle makes matching skirts for her Corsets but I also found that these corsets look great with any thing fancy skirts,regular skirts,Jeans or even shorts depending on how you like to dress.I have a feeling that all my extra cash will go towards saving up for another corset,Michelle has an amazing Pirate Coat I have been keeping my eye on that I hope to one day be able to buy & wear.Her corsets & Skits aren't the only thing worth buying in her shop,If you want a chance to know Michelle better,See more of her past work & more I suggest buying her Magazine it has everything I mentioned above & it also has How to guides for two different crafting projects how spiffy is that? they also come with coupons for her stores. I know that this is a very long review but I absolutely love Damsel in This Dress & can't stress enough how well built & gorgeous the corsets are I know that my corset will last for years to come,I have shown it to many friends & family who are now fans & drooling over all of her amazing corsets & skirts.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Damsel in This Dress for the Review & Giveaway****

If you would like to visit all of Damsel in This Dress sites that they run you can visit their Main website which has links to their Etsy,Artfire & Ebay pages.If you keep an eye on the Damsel in This Dress facebook page Michelle will be running a contest in January which is a Deigning contest she will be asking fans to come up with designs they would like to see her make & sell the Winning design will win one customized to fit them,Even if you can't draw perfectly it would be a fun contest to participate in.

One lucky winner will win a Wench Corset made in their size like shown in the photo above.

Please Note: The prize does NOT come with a skirt or a blouse this is for the Corset only.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holidays & 2011 Goals

I had a very long & very crazy weekend My Christmas eve went very well with Family over for an Early Christmas dinner & some Present sharing.Christmas went even better,Watching how excited my daughter was on Christmas morning was a great feeling,My DH loved everything I bought him & I loved everything he got me he even surprised me with some of them.But my busy time isn't over yet Tuesday my Father in law & his wife will be over to celebrate a Holiday they celebrate called Yule,Friday is my Daughters birthday & Hopefully within the next 2-4 weeks we will be getting a bigger apartment & I will have a new job so things around here are going to be a little crazy but they aren't stopping me from setting some Goals I would like to achieve for 2011.My blog goals are to keep up with all of the work I have been doing even when I get a new job & I would Love to reach 5000 blog followers by Next new years.New Years is almost here so Lets get to the Goals:

As many of you know I run a small Etsy shop called Burning Moon I have put together a small list of Goals I would like to reach in my store for 2011 which Include:

  1. In 2011 I would like to maintain a Goal of at least Five sales a week
  2. I would like to make & List at least 3-10 new items a week
  3. I plan to attend at least One craft show
  4. Be brave & ask a few Local boutiques to carry a some of my Jewelry Items
  5. To pass out more Business cards
  6. Reach the Front page on etsy in a Treasury

I would love if you took a look through my shop by clicking HERE. Please let me know what your favorite item is & Keep your eyes on my shop I have many new items coming soon.

Small List of Goals I know but These are Goals just for my Blog & Store,I have other goals I hope to reach in my home life which I will discuss later this week.Do you have any GOALS or new years resolutions you have for the upcoming 2011 Year? Tomorrow I have a Very special Review & Giveaway for all of you Girls who love Clothing or looking your best,Keep your eyes open!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holidays Vacation!

The next Three days for me are going to be Extremely busy for me Due to the Holiday season,I have lots of cleaning,Cooking,Family visiting & Gift giving/unwrapping to do over the next few days among other things on my busy Schedule I know many of you who celebrate Christmas will be busy as well,Some have already had their Holidays or are still celebrating so Happy Holidays to all of you.

Many of the companies I work with are on Vacation themselves[The marketing department] so I have a few things to share with you but most of the Good stuff is coming next week so I will be taking the next three day's off to spend with family both at Home & at Families houses for the Holidays have to pack a lot into the next three days. I know that you can all understand & for give me for a small vacation.

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN ON MONDAY I have a very very special Review & Giveaway to share with all you Ladies that I know you are not going to want to miss out on.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bergan GIVEAWAY & Review

I know many of you own pets that you consider to be your Fur Babies or Kids just like your own flesh & blood A pet will always love you & they provide great companionship so why Shouldn't they have something special waiting under The Christmas tree for them as well? I had a great chance to work with a company called Bergan who sells a variety of Cat & Dog products that not only will your pet love but you will love them as well.For my review I received A Elevated Feeder & A Turbo Track I received the Turbo Track for my own two kitties & the Elevated Feeder for my Mothers two dogs.

When the package arrived I was excited for my Kitties to try out their new track & to give my mom part of her Christmas gift early [Well her dogs present but all in all it will help both of them] Here is a little info on both products "The Bergan Elevated Feeder comes in two sizes and combines sleek form with function while helping to keep your pet healthy. Removable legs allow the feeder to grow with your pet and removable stainless steel bowls make cleaning simple.Why Elevated? Elevated feeders are commonly recommended by vets for dogs who have joint problems, gastric issues, or who are just having trouble getting down to their food." & A little about the Turbo Track "The Bergan Turbo Track - its a track...with a ball in it. What makes it different? You can arrange it into any configuration you want! Or, better yet, you can keep your cat from getting bored with the same old thing by changing it up every now and then. Each piece twist-locks together with any other piece, making the possibilities endless. Heck, buy 10 sets and transform it from a track to a highway that keeps your cat entertained for hours and encouraged exercise for a happier, healthier cat. Add the optional scratch pads with catnip to cover your cat’s scratching needs, as well!" I love the Turbo track my cats were scared of it at first but after everything settled down they played with it a ton,My daughter was also very interested in it & kept taking the pieces apart then she would put them back together again it was very cute specially when they were all playing with it at once.The Elevated Feeder helps not only my mothers Dogs but it also helps her & my grandmother because they don't have to bend over as far to refill the dogs water & food dishes so its a huge plus for everyone.I like the fact that it also helps your dog as they get older,My grandmothers dog [Lives with my mom] is getting old so this will help her as she ages.They also offer Pets beds,Travel Gear & more feel free to check out their site.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Bergan for the Review & Giveaway****

One Lucky winner will have their choice between A Turbo Track or A Elevated Feeder depending on the type of animal you own.


Brut GIVEAWAY & Review

Haven't had a chance to post a giveaway lately,That is partially due to being super busy this Holiday week & the Other half is due to having more reviews to do than giveaways though I try to balance them out but Don't worry once Christmas passes there will be plenty of giveaways again & I have some fun things planned for Valentines.

I have a giveaway for you now that is for the Man in your life.I recently had the chance to work with a company called Brut who makes an Assortment of mens Bath items, Deodorant,After shave,Ect.For my review I was sent a Clear Gel Deodorant,A classic Deodorant Stick,A After shave & a Cologne.Normally it is hard to shop for men specially since until recently you couldn't really get a nice 'Spa' like kit for men but now all sorts of companies such as Old Spice,& Axe are coming out with Such kits but if your man is anything like my picky DH then he doesn't like sprays or deodorants from Axe because they are too much of a scent for him so I was very happy that he liked the scent of Brut,I also could tell right away from opening the package that I liked the smell as well,As a bonus all of their products are at great prices.Even if you don't buy some of these amazing products in time to put into your mans stocking I know he will enjoy a random 'I love you gift' any time of the year just to let him know that you are thinking of him.I like the size of all the products because you really do get your moneys worth.My DH likes these products as well & my brother tried the Original Deodorant [My DH doesn't like deodorant if its not gel] which my brother enjoyed as well so all around this is a great product Manly scent,Manly packaging & great prices so that you can spend what you save on something for the house or a nice dress for yourself.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Brut or the Review & Giveaway****

One Lucky winner will win A Clear Gel Deodorant,A classic Deodorant Stick,A After shave & A Cologne


Squinkies Review

Had a Last minute Christmas Mishap,Our Christmas tree got knocked over causing some of the Ornaments to break & Many fell off the tree so I spent today out getting last minute items for Christmas & new Ornaments then I spent another hour or so fixing the lights,branches & ornaments on my tree.

I recently worked with a Company called Squinkies,Now I am sure many of you have heard of
Squinkies specially those of you with Kids.Here is a little bit about them "Squinkies are squishy, squooshy, squashy and totally adorable, Squinkies is the eagerly awaited new mini doll and pet, accessory and playset line destined to be the hottest new must-have kids’ collectible toy sensation.Unique only to Squinkies, each individual collectible Squinky figure will come encased in an added play value plastic toy bubble that pops open to reveal its precious content. For Squinkies July launch, Blip Toys will release the collection’s first 96 figures (series 1 – 6) packaged sixteen each in a selection of popularly themed blister card Squinkies Surprise Inside Bubble Packs.For added fun and intrigue, twelve of each pack’s sixteen figures will be encased in transparent bubbles clearly showing the particular figure inside while the pack’s remaining four figures will be packaged in frosted bubbles that conceal their content and offer an exciting element of surprise.
With hundreds of figures to collect, trade and share Squinkies will offer kids the ability to enjoy endless hours of imaginative game play as they create their very own special Squinkies world. As an added bonus, Squinkies also make great pencil toppers!"

When I first heard of/Seen Squinkies I was in the Toy Isle at Target looking at what type of toys I might want to buy my daughter for Christmas when I noticed one part of the Isle was completely empty upon getting closer I saw a small display box with 'Squinkies' in it which were adorable people & animals on the display box it said 'Collect them all' so I could see why kids would get so excited about them,It is always fun to start a little collection of things I myself collect foreign coins,& Monkey things.Upon opening my package I had the full effect of how cute these Squinkies really are.They are a bit smaller than I had imagined but my daughter is past the stage of putting things in her mouth she is turning two on December 31st,Though the box says 3+ I can trust her while playing with these the worst she will do is try to stick them all over the house in random spots like our shoes.I thought it was cute that the Squinkies each come in a small ball like in the $0.25 machines but I also try to recycle & save when ever I can so I thought that the packaging was a little much but over all any child would love getting to open each little ball to see what was in it.I received Three sets of Squinkies & surprisingly No two are alike Yes I ended up with three monkeys,two turtles ect but they are all different colors which brings variety to your collection,I love the variety of Animals & Small children/babies they have for their collections. Checking out their site recently I also seen they are coming out with a NEW line of Squinkies including Hello Kitty,Cars,Disney,Hot wheels & More feel free to check out their website for more news on their upcoming line & for details on their adorable line already out.They have accessories like houses for your Squinkies & more.I think these would make a great stocking stuffer,If your lucky there may still be some left on the shelve at your local Walmart or Target.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Squinkies for the Review****

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Giveaway Winners!

Now it is time to play catch up on Blog Winners! The last week has been long & crazy,but I know this week is going to be crazy as well plus a little Hectic towards the end of the week posts may slow down just a bit,I may post on Christmas eve but I do NOT plan on posting anything on Christmas day which I know you all understand because you will be doing Holiday plans as well.

Please remember if you did not win this time there are always a TON more chances to win fun items on my blog!

Sweet Arts Design Winner - #179 Tylerpants
GurlyStuff Winner - #261 Kristin
Orly Designs Winner - #319 someone in jogja city
Little One Books Winner - #178 Carriedust
Chalk Board Tee Winner -#7 Elena
Shawtreatment Winner -#404 Nell
Mad Gab Winner - #350 Thifa
Enstrom Winner - #177 peripatetic33
Untangled Winner -#29 sablelexi
Snapware Winner - #6 Tj and Amy
Mama Runs With Scissors - #199 sturberry
Mark Adams Winner - #47 Mystica
Barhyte Winner - #10 Karla
Cover Your Hair Winner - #397 Gabriela
Lunarrastar Winner -#345 gustosa giveaways
Fing'rs Winner -#262 Wiseoldgrandma
Everblade Winner -#217 Thifa & #199 gustosa giveaways
Crazydog Tees Winner- #36 AmandaSue
Nacho Mama Tees Winner - #13 Linda Kish
Costume Squad Winner - #8 Tj and Amy
Snorg Tees Winner - #106 ReggieMann
House of Jerky Winner -#136 Emily R.

I have a ton of things to do before I go to bed tonight so Winners will be emailed in the morning when I get home from the post office.Tomorrow I will update the Current giveaway list,Post a new review & post a new giveaway I am sorry I didn't have enough time to do it today but my Holiday season has been booked.

Garlic Gold Review

Happy Sunday! Today is Sunday So that means my Christmas count down can be bumped down to Six days! I am more or less just excited to see how much my Family & Loved ones like the gifts I got them but as it draws closer my mind is also wondering what I will be getting this year so I can't wait to see.

I want to share a review with you from a company called Garlic Gold who creates wonderful Cooking goodies.For my review I received Garlic Gold Nuggets,Garlic Gold Parmesan Nuggets,Garlic Gold Sea Salt Nuggets,Garlic Gold Italian Herb Nuggets & Garlic Gold Oil, My DH & I love using new spices when we cook no matter what we cook there is always 1-5 spices thrown into what ever it is even when we make mashed potatoes a little bit of pepper & sea salt goes into them so we were excited to try these out.The first one I used was the Italian Herb Nuggets & Sea Salt Nuggets which I used on some chicken breasts I cooked,The spices tasted great they were not over powering for how much larger the nuggets are then ground up spices.The sea salt I really liked so I have been using it with a lot of things I make mashed potatoes,Rolls.ect.I used the Parmesan Nuggets on some garlic bread which turned out fantastic,I have not had a chance to use the Garlic Gold Oil or the Garlic Gold Nuggets yet but I hopefully will be soon.Garlic gold also sells Gift boxes,Bulk sizes & More all of them are good for cooking.Here is a small saying directly from their site "Use as a gourmet topping on anything, including salads, pizza, sushi, baked & mashed potatoes, pastas, etc. We've got a hunch you’re going to love the crunch! This is an incredible way to dress up every dish for pennies a serving!" & Its true I do love their products my DH loves them as well.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Garlic Gold for the Review****

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sante Review

My daughter is at her grandmothers house tonight,My DH is at a friends house for a small party for a while all my friends left [Girls night] so I have Free time to catch up on my blog reviews I should hopefully be getting a few reviews & a giveaway posted tonight. Tomorrow I will catch up on blog winners.

Tonight second review is from a company called Sante,who sells Natural Makeup,Natural Skin care & More.For my review I received a Intro to SANTE Makeup Kit which includes A Pencil eyeliner,a Lipstick,A bottle of foundation,& a Mascara,Here is a small description from their site "Experience the difference of Natural Cosmetics - try our Intro to SANTE Makeup Kit today! This kit includes 4 full size SANTE makeup products - you choose your favorite color! All items are paraben free, cruelty free and designed for even the most sensitive skin. Accentuate your natural beauty with eco chic & organic SANTE cosmetics!" I was excited to see everything when it arrived to see what colors they had sent. I loved everything they sent they mascara didn't make my lashes clump up like some brands do which was fabulous,The eyeliner went on smoothly & is long lasting doesn't smudge a whole bunch if you need to touch/rub your eye like other makeup will do.The foundation is a good match for my skin ton & the lip stick went on smoothly it isn't really a shade I will use too often so I let a friend who loves it keep it so that it will be used I am very picky about my lipstick so I only keep one or two shades.I enjoyed their friendly customer service,Fast shipping & how well everything was packaged I was surprised everything came in their own little box normally when I work with makeup companies the makeup is just in a small clear wrapping,Having the boxes would make the makeup easy to gift! All girls loved makeup so why not check out their site? You might find something you or a loved one would like.They also sell Skin care items which I would love to try sometime I like their makeup so I know I would enjoy their skin care as well.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Sante for the Review****

Sticky J Review

Another Busy day today! I had a Long over due girls night with some friends & had last minute running around to do.So tonight I am going to catch up on some reviews,Keep your eyes open over the next few days I have one of my FAVORITE review/giveaways so far heading your way you won't want to miss it.

I have a few reviews to share with you today,Remember if you Comment on these reviews I am posting today you get 2 EXTRA ENTRIES per review commented on, for my giveaways I will be hosting from 12/18-12/24.The first review I want to share with you is from a company called Sticky J(ewelry) for my review I received Tiffany Style Sterling Silver Heart Key Locket Here is a little description "This enchanting Tiffany style sterling silver locket looks like a key, however it has a heart-shaped locket at the top with aquamarine color enamel on the inside. This locket may hold a very tiny keepsake or a small picture, however the picture would need to be glued into the locket since there are no inserts to hold it in place." The Locket came in a super cute black bow with a small black bow on top inside the box the Locket was placed into a small red tie pouch,The locket is the perfect size & super adorable I found it a little hard to open the locket part of it but once it was open there was the most gorgeous aqua inside of the locket I am a huge freak when it comes to any shade of the color blue so I automatically loved it.Shipping was extremely fast,The company is very professional & speedy with both their shipping process & their customer Service. Their prices are amazing as well,They have dozens of Lockets to choose from they also sell Medical bracelets & MUCH more feel free to check out their website.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Sticky J for the Review****

*Note: Like the Locket shown? Hurry only 7 left before they are gone.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mossy Bayou Foods GIVEAWAY & Review

I recently worked with a small company called Mossy Bayou Foods The Taste of Louisiana on a review & a giveaway for one of you here.For my review I received a Santa Sauce GiftBox which comes with Rudolph’s Revenge Red Hot Sauce,Elves Workshop Secret Recipe Green Hot Sauce & Santa Sauce Red Jalapeno Jelly.

When everything arrived the first thing I noticed was how nice everything was wrapped & the colors of the Condiments themselves They come in full sized bottles,I was interested in trying the Hot Sauce but to be Honest the Green Hot Sauce & Jalapeno Jelly didn't look appetizing to me my DH is the Spicy/Hot food lover,Not I. So he was very excited to test these out.The first item tested out was Rudolph’s Revenge Red Hot Sauce which we tried with Taco's it was quite spicy but very good tasting at the same time.The green Hot sauce was tried with Burritos which tasted fantastic,The Jalapeno Jelly has not been tried yet because we haven't been sure what to use it on but we will be trying it out soon as well.It was a great experience getting to taste some foods from another area of the US. I look forward to having others try these products as well when we have our get together & BBQ's. ****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Mossy Bayou Foods for the Review & Giveaway****

One Lucky winner will receive the Gift Box shown above.


J fold GIVEAWAY & Review

Only nine more days until Christmas I get more & more anxious by the day I always have & always will love the Holiday season.

I have a few giveaways for you today! The first is from a company called J fold who sells Wallets & Laptop Covers.I recently received a Small package with products to review & some to giveaway I received the following items to review: Passport Carrier Navy Pull Up Microperf,Heavy Grain Emboss- Black w/ Blue Edge,Superslim Folding Carrier Brown Heavy Grain Emboss w. Orange Edge,Thunderbird-Green Heavy Emboss w. Orange,15" Laptop Pack- Coated Canvas- Slate & For a Giveaway I received: Marshal - Brown Heavy Grain Emboss w. Orange Edge,Isosceles - Red w. Yellow Nubuck Interior. When the package from J fold arrived My DH impudently choose the two Matching wallets as his own one hold just cards & the other holds cards,cash & more,I choose the Pasport carrier as my own to use in my purse,My brother wanted the Black with blue edges & A good friend of ours let me use them to test out the Laptop Cover.The wallets seem too small to hold much but you shouldn't judge a book by its cover these little wallets sure do hold a lot,Even when my Dh was transferring his cards to his new wallet he said 'I don't think I have enough cards to fill this' The wallets are great space savers as well I enjoy all the colors they have & how each one is very unique from the next.Wallets make a great stocking stuffer for guys or an anytime present most men will not spend money on a wallet even if theirs is falling apart so why not surprise them with one? ****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by J Fold for the Review & Giveaway****

One Lucky winner will win the Marshal - Brown Heavy Grain Emboss w. Orange Edge &
One Lucky winner will win the Isosceles - Red w. Yellow Nubuck Interior.

To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY entry below. You only need 1 Mandatory entry to enter, but you could also have Additional entries to maximize your chances, please remember to leave each entry in a separate comment box or it won't be counted).Please remember to leave your email so that I am able to contact you if you win.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Please visit J Fold & Let me know which Wallet you like best.

*Be a blog follower -3 Entries
*Follow me on Twitter -1 Entry
*Add my blog button to your blog -3 Entries
*Blog about this on your blog - 3 Entries
*Comment on ANY of the Reviews from the past week -2 Entries each
*Tweet about this giveaway [Include @Burningmoonprod] -1 Entry Per day
*Tweet about The Burning Moon Store -1 Entry per day
*Post Why you want to win -1 Entry
*Post about this giveaway on your Facebook -1 Entry
*Enter one of my other giveaways -3 Entries Each

This giveaway will end on December 30th,2010.Winner will be picked using a random number generator.

Extra Giveaway Entries

This Holiday season is pretty busy I have a Jam packed weekend lined up but I still plan on posting,Plus I have to in order to get caught up not only with posts but with Blog Winners I know I have been behind but between being sick & having a ton to do home life gets the attention it needs first.

I wanted to Announce a way for Extra Entries into my giveaways,I have noticed that 99% of my blog followers Only come here for the giveaways & normally never bother to read reviews or important updates such as When I am sick or unable to post which causes reviews to have 0 comments & me to have many emails asking when winners will be posted SO I am going back how things used to be for now on I will have extra entries for commenting on reviews I will have links to the specific reviews for you to comment on that way everyone gets the exposure they deserve & you score extra chances to win fun prizes!

I have THREE giveaways coming up for tonight keep your eyes open.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Aroma Home GIVEAWAY & Review

The winter/spring always means Cold season,So why not prepare ahead of time? When I am sick I always like cuddling up under a nice warm blanket,while watching a movie & eating soup fighting the cold the old fashion way with just the proper meds,But now there are so many fun & cute items to help fight colds & other issues such as sore muscles. I recently worked with a company called Aroma Home for my review I received a Hot Hugs Hotties Monkey.

Here is the description of the monkey right from their site "Monkey business takes on a new meaning with this hot, huggable primate. Just pop its natural grain filled tummy insert into the microwave and let the heat release the soothing scent of lavender to calm your little one and ease them into a happy, restful sleep.The super-soft, high quality fabrics will have you rescuing this monkey from the jungle of your children’s bedroom just to stroke its velvety, machine-washable coat. Perfect for winter, or simply to hold, this is one monkey that won’t have your kids swinging from the rafters." Originally I picked out this monkey for myself because I LOVE monkeys though my daughter has taken my love for monkeys as well so It wasn't long after this Monkey arrived that it became hers she Sleeps with it every night,The monkey is very very soft which makes not only for a great bedtime cuddle buddy but will also help when places on a sore muscle since you won't have a rough cloth on it.The monkey smells wonderful,Right now we have the 'Belly' pouch in the freezer because when my daughter gets sick its usually just a fever so the cold pack will help out a lot.The Monkey is the perfect size for small hands to carry & for adults to cuddle with as well,My daughter & I both love this Hot Hugs Hottie Monkey from Aroma Home,They also carry twelve other Hot Hugs hotties Characters if you are not a fan of Monkeys.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Aroma Home for the Review & Giveaway****

One Lucky Winner will win their own Hot Hugs Hottie of Choice.


Gourmet Orchards GIVEAWAY & Review

Things have been Busy Busy Busy around here getting ready for not only Two Holidays [Christmas & Yule] but also getting ready for my Daughters second birthday! Now It is time to play some catch up here on my blog,Due to being sick & super busy you can tell I haven't had a ton of time to get blog posts done,But I have two Yummy food reviews to share with your today & some fun giveaways.

I recently worked with a Local company called Gourmet Orchards who sells assorted Nuts & Fruits.For my review I was sent a Half pound of the following nuts: Chocolate Peanuts,Hickory Smoked Almonds,Chocolate Toffee Peanuts & Chocolate Cashews.I love Almonds & Cashews so I picked those two for myself & my DH picked out the other two because he likes peanuts.Since I live in the same state as the company it only took one day for the nuts to arrive they all looked good I couldn't wait to try them,I have never had Hickory Smoked Almonds or Chocolate Cashews before so I was anxious to see how they tasted,I wasn't disappointed at all I love them both the Almonds had a nice smokey flavor to them,It had the right amount of 'Pow'.I also really loved the Cashews,They pretty much melt in your mouth cashews are already a soft nut to start off with & having chocolate over them made them a great texture.My DH enjoyed his Chocolate Peanuts & Chocolate Toffee Peanuts,Neither of us have tried Chocolate Toffee Peanuts so it was fun to test them out just like the others they were delicious.Their products would make great stocking stuffer,gifts or just an any time purchase.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Gourmet Orchards for the Review & Giveaway****

One lucky winner will win a $25 Gift card to purchase any type of nuts or fruit you want.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Bridgewater Candle Company Review

The last few days I haven't been feeling the best,I had Subway on Friday & as it turns out the Olives on my sandwich were bad & I got a mild case of Food Poisoning.If I wasn't down on the weather yesterday I had planned on posting new giveaways but most my day was spent on the sofa under my blanket,I will be catching up on blog posts as much as I can over this week I have a super packed weekend coming up so I may jam pack one or two days this week with extra reviews & giveaways.

So I want to share with you a review I recently did which helped me feel a bit better over the weekend.I recently worked with a company called Bridgewater Candle Company I was sent One Frosted Berry candle,One Frosted berry Reed diffuser & One Frosted berry Scented Sachet.This is the description of the scent from the website "Sweet berry aroma scattered among woodsy pine and softened with warm vanilla recalls the first snow day of the year. " I could smell the amazing Berry smell right away when I opened the box it was a amazing scent.I lit the candle right away,I love how the candle looks as it burns the candle is a light blue color but as it burns it turns a dark blue/purple color which looks gorgeous,The candle is the perfect size & it is in a glass jar so once all the candle wax burns out of it the jar can be reused for a storage container.I was excited to use the Reed Diffuser because I have never used one before,My DH asked me what it was & some of our friends were curious to know what it was as well some of our friends thought it was a fancy Liquor.I used the Sachet to fill a few small mesh bags [ties super tight] to place into a few of my friends gifts that I put together for the Holidays to make their presents smell amazing! Their shipping was speedy & everything was packages securely which is really nice since everything is glass.It seemed like the package got here the day after it was shipped which is a huge plus because it means that last minute Christmas shopping is a breeze.Bridewater Candle Company currently has a program running that helps feed a child " Bridgewater Candle Company is partnering with Rice Bowls to feed hungry children. The net proceeds of this special edition candle will feed one child for one week." ,I love this company & plan on buying more candles from them.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Bridgewater Candle Company for the Review***

Friday, December 10, 2010

Smartfish Technologies Review

YAY! Only 15 more days Until Christmas & my DH has officially finished his Holiday shopping I am excited to see what he bought for me this year ^-^ I pretend like I am not too excited but he knows the true me.What are YOU hoping to get under your tree this year? Of if you celebrate another Holiday did you get what you wanted?

Being a blogger & running a small etsy store I am on the computer a lot which means that my wrists & fingers are being strained throughout the day,Luckily a company called Smartfish Technologies has designed a computer mouse that will help prevent injuries such as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome & more.I was more than happy to accept a review from them when they offered a Mouse for me to use.I received the Whirl™ Desktop Laser Mouse with Ergomotion."The Smartfish ErgoMotion™ Mouse features a patented motion-base that for the first time allows the mouse to move with your natural hand and wrist positions while you mouse. This unique symmetrical design conforms to both right- and left-handed users, and with the power of ErgoMotion™ hands and wrists are never forced to into a fixed position making mousing comfortable for everyone"

I Personally LOVE my new mouse,I have had my new mouse for about a week to a week & a half now I can already tell a huge improvement while using my Whirl™,The mouse itself is simply amazing it is almost like using a Video game joy stick that moves in all directions to allow your wrist the most comfort that it needs,Another neat feature I love is the fact that the 'Scroll' button on the mouse not only lets you scroll up & down but it also lets you scroll side to side when you come across a screen that is too wide to see as a whole,A good example would be users of Paint & Photoshop often have to scroll left & right to work on their photos.The Whirl™ has a small USB nano-tranceiver which you plug into your USB port,There is no set up disk you simply plug it in & go,If you are using this mouse with your lap top there is a small storage space on the underside of your mouse that is made specifically for your USB nano-tranceiver.I feel worry free with my new mouse,I like the cordless mouse vs the cord mouse because my old mouse was always getting caught on things & unplugging itself now I never have to replug in my mouse while I am on the computer.I recommend this mouse to anyone who works with or on computers,It will help not only your wrist but your elbow joints as well.Feel free to stop by the Smartfish Technologies website to see all of the helpful products they offer.This mouse makes me feel like Santa stopped by early this year!! ****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Smartfish Technologies for the Review***

My True Nature GIVEAWAY & Review

Hectic Hectic Holidays! I have been so busy lately it hardly seems I have a break to sit down & relax but the time everything for the day is over its time to feed my daughter & then put her down for bed,Then not too long after that my DH is home & ready to eat I feel so exhausted at the end of the day.

At the end of the day My daughter always loves a nice bubble bath & it is always nice to get into a nice hot bubble bath myself.I recently worked with a company called My True Nature who makes products that are safe for children.For my review I received two small bottles of Bubble bath & two small bottles of 2-in-1 Shampoo & Body wash .Here is a little info on their bubble bath "Bobo’s bubbles are the best! This pure, natural formula combines plant-based cleansers and botanicals to create mountains of big bubbles for bath-time fun and relaxation. Organic aloe, plantago extract, and white peony tea extract nourish the skin while the cleansers gently remove germs and dirt. Mild, fresh, and clean organic essential oils make the bath smell terrific! Reuse the bottle made of 100% recycled plastic for a truly sustainable bath time experience." My daughter & I both love this bubble bath I love it because not only does it make lots of bubbles for my daughter to play in,It is safe for her & smells good but it also has pictures of some super adorable 'Tubby Town' characters which include a Dragon & A Skunk they also have other friendly characters heading your way soon.These bottles are perfect for gifting at Birthdays,Baby showers or during the Holiday season,Looking for fun stocking stuffers for your toddler that are fun & useful why not put some adorable bubble bath in their stocking?****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by My True Nature for the Review & Giveaway****

One lucky Winner will received a 4oz Shampoo/Body Wash Combo


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

North Star Games GIVEAWAY & Review

The Holidays are getting closer which means families are looking for more fun ways to spend time together,So why not play a board game or make a family game night? Growing up I always used to have a game night each week with my family it was always tons of fun,& Now I would like to start doing the same with my family. I recently worked with a company called North Star Games.

For my review I received a game called Wits & Wagers Family,It is quite an entertaining game to play with family or friends you will get a lot of laughs out of this game.How to play is easy you start off by having a player select a card they will then read the Question such as 'How many times an hour does the average human blink' everyone then uses an erase board to write down a Guess after each person makes a guess you can bet on who you think has the correct answer after the true answer is revealed you see who won & add up the points every player who placed a Small bet on the winning answer gets 1 Point & a big bet gets 2 points the person who guessed correct gets points as well.I not only find this game to be fun with family but it is also a great game to play with friends,I plan on playing this game at my Girls night on the 18th that I will be hosting.I have enjoyed playing Wits & Wagers Family & I would be interested in playing some of the other games that North Star Games offer,I suggest that you head over & check them out start Family game nights with your family now & create magical memories for years to come.North Star Games can be purchased at Borders, Barnes & Noble or online at ****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by for the Review North Star Games & Giveaway****

One lucky winner will win their own Wits & Wagers Family game.


Little Pink Tools GIVEAWAY & Reivew

I recently had the joy of working with a company called The Tool Kit People who sell an assortment of tools,tool belts,boxes & More,They also have a Sister site called Little Pink Tools.

For my review I received A Little Pink Tool Pouch & Belt [Please note the photo above shows Two sets of tools with the kit,I only received One set],I love how these tools look my DH is always getting upset because I borrow his tools to fix things around the house,though to be truthfully honest he doesn't use them a lot,I am the Handy Woman of the house my Dh is impatient so he doesn't like putting together things such as Desks,Entertainment centers,ect & usually ends up ruining something while in the process so I am the one who puts together things we buy,fixes electronics in the house & more so this tool kit is needed & small enough I can keep it handy.Everything is just like the tools you buy at Home depot they are just pink! to give it a little more of the girly flare.Shipping was fast & everything was packaged neatly,They also offer tools in other colors Red,Black,Yellow ect they offer large kits,tool belts,boxes,tools by themselves,Car kits & more feel free to check them out.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Little Pink Tools for the Review & Giveaway****

One lucky winner will also receive their own Little Pink Tool Pouch & Belt with Tools.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Stainless Cups

Ready for today's giveaways? The first giveaway I have for your is from a company called Stainless Cups this company reminds me of when I used to spend my summers as a child at my Great Grandmothers house ever since I can remember my grandmother had a set of Stainless Steel cups in assorted colors that all of us kids used to love to use,as we got older we all wanted sets of our own but never knew where to find them.

For my review I received Two cups in three different sizes [For a total of six cups] & two sets of straws in two different lengths [total of four straws],Here is a little bit of information on their cups [Tumblers] "They are durable, nonleaching and BPA free. They are available in 12oz., 16oz. and 24oz. sizes and have a rounded lip design. Due to their single wall design, these cups are not intended for use with hot liquids." I enjoy using these cups in the summer because they help my drink stay colder since the Steel itself gets cold while the drink is in it,Just like the website has suggested I do not recommend putting anything Hot in these cups I learned that lesson as a child with the set my grandmother had.I like the fact that they sent a small scrub brush with the straws so that you can properly wash them,Before I got my glass straws & now these stainless steel straws we used to go through a ton of plastic straws each week because they were hard to clean,easy to replace & broke/got holes easily Now I do not have to go buy new straws every two weeks I just simply wash them & then we reuse them,I like using these straws when I make chocolate milk since the straw is sturdy it makes it so I can stir my drink properly without having to use a spoon or fork to stir it which saves me time doing the dishes.The cups & straws are both easy to wash my Family loves using these.Shipping was fast & everything was packaged so they would not clink together while being shipped,You can get these sets for cheap on the Stainless Cups website.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by for the Review Stainless Cups & Giveaway****

One lucky winner will win their own set of cups & a set of straws.

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This giveaway will end on December 23rd,2010.Winner will be picked using a random number generator.

DAV rain Review

We normally have strange weather here in Arizona,in the summer it is not only super hot but it hardly ever rains & if it does it is only for a moment then it dries up before you can even tell it rained,The rain clouds usually wait until it gets chilly out to start raining which makes it even colder but it also means we get to pull out our rain boots,Recently I worked with a company called DAV Rain

For my review I received a Scot Slate Pump & A Small east/west Black Bag,I have to start off by telling you that these are the BEST pair of rain boots my little eyes have ever seen I normally think rain boots are ugly or make people's feet look goofy but with these not only do they keep your feet dry,Slip resistant & discreet they are adorable as well.I also love my purse I used to only use tote bags because I was never happy with the strap length,size of the purse,lack of pockets ect with all the other purses I tried now that I am a mom I have to carry all kinds of things besides my own items,So a big purse is a must so this purse is perfect in size it is in the middle of being small & one step below massively too large.It has tons of pockets & areas to hold my items to help me keeps more organized,Things are easy to find when I am in a hurry.I also enjoy the fact that the bag has an extra 'Strap' that helps protect anyone from trying to sneak into your purse trying to steal something.DAV's shipping was faster than expected & everything came nicely packaged I have enjoyed working with them.They not only sell rain shoe Pumps they also sell boots,rain sneakers,umbrellas & More feel free to check them out.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by DAV rain for the Review****

Monday, December 6, 2010

Positively Organic GIVEAWAY & Review

This year one of the things I hope my daughter gets a few of either for Christmas or Her birthday [New years eve] is a few sets of new clothing,A toddler can never have too many articles of clothing considering how many clothing changes most toddlers go through weather its food,dirt,ect they go through at least two to three sets of clothing a day.

I was very happy to work with a company called Positively Organic who sells Organic baby and toddler clothes,on a review & a giveaway for everyone here on my blog.I was sent a Red pair of Yoga pants & a Black/white top for my daughter,I must admit I am kind of jealous of the Material the outfit is made out of it is so soft & feels great on the skin my daughter looks very comfortable in her outfit & tends to use them as PJ's because of how comfortable & warm they are.I was sent a small fact sheet along with my Giveaway set up sheet,Which contained a lot of information to help better understand their clothing line for example their clothing is made from handpicked & ring spun cotton,which is grown by an organic farming community that has been growing cotton in Northern India for Centuries,They're embellished with Nickle-free snaps & low impact chemical dyes which means they don't contain heavy metals so they have a very low environmental impact & are safer for people with allergies & sensitivities.If Positively Organic sold adult clothes I would be one of the first in line to buy a few sets of clothing from them because of how much I like not only the deigns but the materials used as well,So needless to say i am 100% Happy with the outfit I received for review & plan on purchasing my daughter clothing from Positively Organic in the future.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Positively Organic for the Review & Giveaway****

Positively Organic has agreed to give One lucky winner a Grab bag of PO's adorable & comfy organic baby or toddler clothes. WORTH $75

Note: You will get to pick the gender & Size,Positively Organic will pick what styles to send.



What are you excited for most this Holiday season? Have any special plans?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gallery Collection GIVEAWAY & Review

Each year I look for a new & unique Christmas card online that I know no one in my family will be sending out,I really love cards that can be customized so it was no surprise that I accepted a Review & Giveaway invitation from a Greeting card company called Gallery Collection.There were so many Christmas & Holiday cards to choose from that it took me a little while to pick out which card Set I wanted to review,But once I spotted the Shimmering Snowflakes Seasons Greeting Card set I knew I had to have it I love the color blue & these cards are gorgeous I was sent a set of 25 cards,You can see the card design below:

The check out & customization process on the Gallery Collection Website was super simple,First you select the card set you want & then follow the steps with simple questions such as 'Which of the following greetings would you like on the inside of your card?" They even have tons of options to choose from for the season greeting printed on the inside of your card,or you can choose to leave it blank or even add a personal note.Other things you get to customize are: Color of the writing inside the card,If you want a getting on the envelope,Color of the writing,What type of seal you want on your card & More they also offer Gel pens for cards which have black paper on the inside to make it look extra nice,They also sell Assorted boxes of greeting cards at low prices,I was sent two bonus cards with my order & I absolutely Love them I plan on using The Gallery Collection website to order more of the cards I send out through out the year I hope to purchase an assortment box soon.The Gallery collection has agreed to provide ONE of my blog readers with a Gift bag assortment,It has gift bags,wrapping paper & tissue paper I recently received one of these myself & I love this assortment i was surprised to see that they had tissue paper in the box as well,They have a great assortment of gift bags in the box perfect for every occasion there are many different sizes of bags in it,I love the Gallery Collection website,Their shipping is super fast so even if you order in a day or two your cards will still reach you in time to send out before Christmas,I plan on sending my cards out within the next week & as silly as it sounds I am keeping one for my scrap book collection of Christmas cards past.

One lucky winner will receive a Gift Bag Assortment you will have your choice between Three different options,A Birthday set,Christmas set or Everyday set


Ornaments with Love GIVEAWAY & Review

Starting last year I bought my daughter a custom ornament for her First Christmas which I will continue to do until she is old enough to have her own home which then the ornaments will become hers.This year I was unsure what type of ornament I wanted to get here until I found Ornaments with Love. For my review I received A Personalized Sesame Street Christmas Ornament - Elmo with Wreath which can be seen here:

I was amazed at how fast the ornament arrived it seemed to get here just 2-3 days after I ordered it,which is the fastest I have ever ordered something from out of state & had it arrive.I love this ornament I had it customized with my Daughters first name & 2010 on the very bottom,My daughter loves Elmo & was very excited when she saw this ornament she started squeeling & saying 'Elmo,Elmo,Elmo' So I know she likes it,The colors of the ornament are fantastic & go well with my tree the ornament is a little heavier than I thought but it is perfect in size for our tree since we only have a small tree for now we have to have small ornaments.I really enjoyed working with Ornaments with love there were so many Ornament choices If I didn't spot Elmo right away I would have been searching for ever there were tons of choices in the Kids section & that doesn't include the family section,pet section & so forth.I love my new ornament & plan on ordering from Ornaments with Love next year when I am looking for new Holiday Ornaments.****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.Products were Provided by Ornaments with Love for the Review & Giveaway****

Ornaments with Love has agreed to give One lucky winner ONE custom ornament of their choice.