Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Candy Store GIVEAWAY & Review

This week has been a busy one! Doing errands,Cleaning my house,Planning a girls night for this Saturday,Playing with my new lighting kit,getting to interview Katie & Much more I am ready to kick back relax & write some blog reviews.The review & giveaway tonight is sponsored by A Candy Store.

I recently had the chance to work with "A Candy Store" on a review,Looking through their site I was inspired to have an Alice in Wonderland party so this Saturday my girl friends & I will be having an Alice in Wonderland themed girls night.For my review I received 2 boxes of Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks,1 box of Gilliam Hard Candy Sticks & 1 package of Laffy Taffy Ropes.Now I have to admit when the order arrived there was a small different in the order from what my original order stated I originally ordered two boxes of assorted candy sticks which come in a 10 pack but received two 72 count boxes of white rock candy,one of the original ordered items was also not included.Though I am still very happy with my order,I can't wait to have everything set up for girls night on Saturday.

The shipping from the company was very fast,It was hard deciding what candy to order for my party because their website has tons of different candy to choose from in a variety of flavors & colors you can match them to any party color scheme.One of my favorite things about the site is how everything is organized & easy to locate.They also have very reasonable prices for carrying bulk candy,They not only carry bulk candy but they also carry smaller boxes & batches of candy so you do not have to buy a big amount at once.I am sure my party guest will have a sugar rush by the time they leave my house with the amount of candy I was sent.I enjoyed working with this company & would definitely think about using this company to shop for all my Birthday,Wedding & Party needs maybe even for my next baby shower!****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 A Candy Store for the Review & Giveaway free of charge****

One Lucky winner will receive $50 worth of Candy from the A Candy Store website


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Interview with Katie Cazorla of Nail FILES

Attention ladies! There is a fabulous new reality TV show on the TV guide network which I am sure you will adore after the first instance you watch it the show is called Nail FILES,What is Nail FILES about? Well it features the wonderful & beautiful Katie Cazorla.The show is about Katie's new nail salon located in L.A called "The Painted Nail" and how she struggles to juggles her salon,Her growing personal brand & her personal life which includes making time for her girl friends,& her relationship with Walter Afanasieff a music producer.You can catch the show on Tuesday nights at 10/9c on the TV Guide Network it is sure to bring you entertainment & laughs so make sure to plan time to sit down & watch it Katie has a very strong & bubbly personality.

Katie Cazorla has been traveling around on a small Mobile Tour in a Mobile Spa truck which is a small replica of her shop in L.A some of her stops have included Charlotte, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia,Cleveland,Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and the grand finale in Houston,Texas this upcoming July 4th weekend.On this tour Katie & a small team of nail specialists will be giving away FREE manicures,They will also be giving away free goodies such as nail files,nail decals & other fun prizes through out the day.The Mobile spa is decked out with gorgeous chandeliers,Comfy & Puffy chairs,plus a 42 inch TV.Today & tomorrow Katie is in Phoenix,Arizona & I had the amazing chance to sit down with Katie to do a small interview for my blog Burning Moon's Inside Advice.

Katie & Myself in-front of the Mobile Spa Truck

Now I can honestly tell you I was extremely nervous on my way to meet Katie,This was my first face to face interview,Though I have to say as soon as I meet Katie everything melted away she is so cheerful,Happy,Funny & fun to be around she could make any day a cheerful day.After learning a lot of new & fun things about Katie along with seeing many photos of her nail designs I wanted to know which style or pattern is her favorite to do/work with,Katie's answer was anything with Glitter! She is a huge lover of glitter,a large amount of her nail polish from her Nail line "The painted Nail" has glitter & makes your nails look amazing I got to experience & see many cute nails today while visiting her Mobile Spa,Each girl or woman who stepped out of the truck was beyond excited about their new nails & their experience on the truck.One of my favorite styles she can do is add an image to your nail,Do you love Edward Cullen? Well then you can have his face placed onto your nails,you can have an image of anyone or anything on your nails.Now if your anything like me you might be curious how she gets the image onto a finger nail so I asked her, Her response was that she uses a Nail Printer which allows her to make a small digital image based off what you are wanting & apply it to your nail,After learning about it I now hope to one day get this done to my own nails.I was very excited because Lucky little me got to get my own Manicure done on the Spa truck & Katie herself picked out how to paint my nails,I received A silver based coat on all of my nails & then I received Katie Sparkles as a top layer on all of my fingers except my ring finger,My ring finger received a coat of 'Riot' over the silver which turned out perfectly.The nail polish applied smoothly & evenly,I was happy to see that unlike most glitter polishes you actually get Glitter with every brush stroke,I had made the comment that is was like getting smacked in the face with glitter,my nails are super shinny I love them & everyone at my work is jealous,You can see the results of my nails at the end of this post.

Katie was super talkative & is really excited that her shop & her Nail polish line are taking off! I asked Katie if she had any tips or advice for those trying to set up their own business what ever it may be,Katie's response was "Read as many 'Start you own business' books as you can even if they aren't tailored to your business,Take time to talk with other small business owners to help understand how to make your business work & do a lot of research which will in turn help you with your new business".What was Katie's favorite stop on her Mobile tour? All of them she has enjoyed different aspects of every town or city she has visited,I hope she continues doing these small tours because they are fantastic & helps her fans keep connected with her.There is much more wonderful things to say about Katie but not enough blog space to post it all in one post,so I will end this long post off here.If you would like to Fan Katie & The Painted nail on facebook you can do so by clicking HERE,you can also follow her on Twitter or stop by her store to buy some of her nail polish by visiting The Painted Nail.

Left: My nails Middle: The Spa Truck Right: A fans Nails [Nails were done by a member of Katie's Team]

I would like to thank Katie Cazorla star of Nail FILES for the wonderful time & a Big thank you to TV Guide Network & Allied Integrated Marketing for allowing me this opportunity.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Popcorners GIVEAWAY & Review

Things have been a little crazy around here,the end of the month is usually hectic & busy so I am not always on top of things but believe me I have not forgotten about you! I am here today to offer you a new giveaway & review.

Today I wanted to share the company Popcorners with you,Who is Popcorners? They make popcorn in the shape of a chip in a variety of flavors,for my review I was sent a package of assorted flavors to test out.What is the first thing I noticed I liked about them? They weren't buttery like regular popcorn so when you eat the Popcorners it doesn't leave your fingers sticky or greasy.

My favorite flavor is the White Cheddar,it is simply yummy! My DH on the other hand things the Cheesy Jalapeno are the best & our daughter likes the Kettle flavor.They have two sizes of bags,sample size which is great for a small snack or their large bags which is enough for three people to snack on & be happily full,If I were to go to the movies & have a craving for popcorn I would much rather have a bag of popcorners with me then regular popcorn.A box of ten bags[One of each flavor in two sizes] only costs $14.50 which is hard to beat even at the store.Another plus about popcorners is that they won't go stale if you can't finish the bag in one night.I personally think they make a healthy little snack that is better than regular potato chips or cookies most people have for snacks.****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 Popcorners for the Review & Giveaway free of charge****

One lucky winner will win a large novelty box of product (decorative gift box containing 2 bags of each of our 5 flavors - ten bags total - that retails for $14.50)

SORRY but no P.O. boxes, continental 48 states only.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Photo Session & Blog work

The last few days I have been working on things for my shop & my blog,Now I have some great news for all of you! Remember when I used to host 'Handmade Gift Basket' giveaways? I am bringing you a new one which will have a number of Etsy sellers donating items & gift cards to make the gift basket worth $100+ which will all go to One lucky winner!

Along with brainstorming ideas for my blog I have been working on new items for my Etsy shop Burning Moon Jewelry & Hair Accessories & have been adding many new listings to my supplies shop.I have ordered a new lighting kit which I am excited to receive which will help me eliminate harsh shadows from my photos when displaying my work.My friend T. has been working on her photography in hopes of blooming her business so she came over yesterday to do a photo session of my Necklaces & one hair clip for my store model photos. Want to see how they turned out?

There are also Many Many more but I can't fit 75+ photos onto one blog post.If you would like to check out my Jewelry shop you can do so by clicking HERE, & If you would like to check out my friends photography site her site is called Life's Memories & you can visit the site by clicking HERE soon she will be setting up an etsy account to sell her nature photos once she gets it set up I will share the link here,Once I get more set up & we do more fun photos I will post them here.

My weekend vacation is now over,I got a ton of running around & cleaning done this weekend now it is time to head to work in an hour.Tomorrow I will be posting a new giveaway,

Saturday, June 18, 2011

LRCreations GIVEAWAY & Reveiw

When I was re-organizing my blogging book a few companies got a little mixed up in the order that I worked with them in so this post is a little late but I am still excited to share it with you! Though my daughter is usually picky about what she wears in her hair,I do like adding new bows & head bands to her collection. I recently had the chance to work with a company called LRCreations who creates bows,hair clips,head bands,Tutus & More.

For my review I received two sets of bows,The bows arrived well packaged the bows were placed onto a bow card to keep them in place during shipping.I like the color combinations used on the LRCreations website,All LR bows are made with a sewing needle & a glue gun a plus is that no glue shows on the bow,everything is put together perfectly. The clips are lined & will not pull hair even when pulled out of the hair without properly removing it so that means they are Toddler safe.All of the LR items are made in a smoke free,pet free home so there is no need to worry about either! Don't see anything you like on her site? She will happily make you a custom order to match any color combo or desire you may have.I enjoyed working with LRCreations & suggest checking out her site.

One lucky winner will win 2 Bows of their choice.

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.You do not have to be a blog follower but I would love if you would become one it will help you keep updated on All of my giveaways.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Please visit LRCreations & let me know one of your favorite items.

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This giveaway will end on July 8th,2011.Winner will be picked using a Random Number Generator.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Budget Gadgets Review

I am getting prepared for a long & relaxing weekend,My mother will be taking my daughter on a three day camping trip which will give me time to sort through all my old emails,clean the house & work on new items for my etsy shop on top of that I have Saturday-Tuesday up in which I will be doing various things for Fathers day & my Fiances birthday coming up.Today I wanted to share a review with you,as you all know part of being a blogger who does reviews & giveaways we always tell the truth both the good & bad though I hate the times I have to say something bad.

I recently had a chance to work with a company called Budget Gadgets on a review,For my review I received a Magic Kaleidoscope Colorful Star Night Light,On their website the night light looks wonderful I was excited to receive it the night light arrived fast which was a good sign,I had it all set up & ready to plug in everything seemed fine,Once plugged in the light only let off very little light which was a little disappointing which is when I realized the night light arrived broken,There is supposed to be a blue plastic ring locate around the top of the light that holds the top black circle with moon/star on it up so the light can shine through it but the blue ring was missing & the black circle was logged inside of the light,It was an easy fix though I took the black piece out & used black electric tape to secure the piece onto the light now the light works much better.

The Magic Kaleidoscope Colorful Star Night Light,Gives off a good amount of light for the size of the night light,The light also has two settings a white setting or a color setting which my daughter likes to switch on & off.Though the product arrived broken it was easy to fix,& like all companies it would also be sent back but I am a handy person so Id rather fix it then wait for it to be sent back & forth,That being said I would work with this company again.I enjoy using this product & it makes my Toddler happy so I am satisfied with the product.Budget Gadgets also offers cameras,chargers,& other products.****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 Budget Gadgets for the Review free of charge****

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Schleich GIVEAWAY & Review

As my daughter grows bigger & gets older she is able to start playing with toys she wasn't able to play with before due to various reasons choking hazards,ect. She is now old enough to wear she can play with Action figures,One of the toy companies I have had my eye on for a while is called Schleich I love their action figures they have dragons,fairy's,animals & more I wish they had toys like this when I was younger.Schleich was founded 75 years ago by Friedrich Schleich in Schwäbisch Gmünd. It’s one of the largest toy manufacturers in Germany and is a leading provider of original play concepts internationally. The famous toy figurines from Schleich are sold in over 50 countries and have found their way into children's rooms all around the world. Each Schleich figurine is hand-painted and meets and exceeds all European, Canadian and USA toy testing standards.

Recently for my review I got the chance to review their new Elf Wedding Scenery Pack,Each pack provides a background in the box to set the scene and each pack has a selection of figures and accessories to help children immerse their imaginations into the untold story. In fact, each pack contains an exclusive figure or accessory. In the case of the Elf Wedding Scenery Pack, joining the bride and groom, Sureel and Solfur, is the exclusive, beautifully painted Flower Elf.

My daughter loves this set & I love it as well,Each Elf is nicely painted to perfection each elf has small glitter focal points for example the flower girl has glitter along her wings. The part I like best about this set is that it isn't just Sureel,Solfur & the flower elf that can be included with this wedding there are Many other Schleich elves in which you can collect to make your own elf village,along with horses,bears,unicorns,& More.Schleich is available at various retailers near you,stop by & have a look to see what all they have to offer,their toys are great for both boys & girls.My daughter plays with her set at home,at her grandmothers & sometimes takes it on car trips.Personally these toys are a little pricey for me,But the quality,play possibilities & how cute they are would be worth buying them in the long run.****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 Schleich for the Review & Giveaway free of charge****


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Green Ostrich GIVEAWAY & Review

One of the things I find most important during a Road trip,or any kind of car trip is staying safe which includes making sure your car is prepared for the unknown. I like to keep a first aid kit & other tools handy in my glove box & trunk of my car. I recently had the chance to work with a company called Green Ostrich who sells Green Gifts & other assorted items.

For my review with Green Ostrich I received a Wind ‘N Go Emergency Tool,Here is a short description of the tool from their website "Lightweight, automotive emergency tool that, in the event of a crash, will shatter side windows, will rip through a seat belt, will charge a cell phone, and will signal for help; self-powered and recharges for an hour of light with one minute of winding" This tool features One (1) super-bright LED that does not need replacing,Red emergency beacon,Emergency hammer to break a car window,Seat belt cutter,Strong magnets to hold the unit to a steel surface while operating the emergency beacon,Water-resistant & A Cell Phone Charging Adapter (Nokia only). I personally love this tool,It is small enough to be tucked under a seat,kept in a glove box,I may sound like a dork but I love the wind up feature I have only owned battery operated flashlights so I am happy to own one I know won't die on me in a case of emergency.This is the perfect tool to keep handy I think every car should have one of these,Green Ostrich also sells them for a great price only $16.61 each.Feel free to check out their other Green Gifts on 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 Green Ostrich for the Review & Giveaway free of charge****

Bonus: Until August 31, 2011 you can use the code 'BURNING' to receive 5% off your purchase.

One lucky winner will receive their own Wind ‘N Go Emergency Tool from Green Ostrich.


Phoenix Bridal Show

Before I write my reviews & giveaways for today I wanted to share my exciting Sunday with you.On Sunday my friend T. & I went to the Phoenix Bridal Show at the Phoenix convention center even though my Fiance & I don't have the date set until 2012/2013 it doesn't hurt to plan early & know exactly what you want we already know what kind of wedding we want,colors,decorations ect but what we don't know is where we are planning to have it,Photographer & a few other details so the Bridal show was helpful,T. is also planning her wedding so she got lots of Ideas as well.

Along with a day of cake & food tasting,there were live demonstrations & goodies being given away! Above you can see the free goodies I scored at the show.I also got some gorgeous flowers which can be seen below I was afraid they would die the day after the show since I walked around with them for a few hours out of water but they have been blooming & look gorgeous there are two full blooms & a new bloom growing as we speak,I would share the flower companies name with you but I lost the paper with their info.

I am still clueless about where I want to have my wedding at but photography wise there was one photographer at the show that I liked most called Photography by April Smith at the show I had a chance to talk with her about her work,She was kind,talkative & sweet her photo displays looked great.I am hoping to get the chance to work with April in the future to help open up her fan & customer base.I had a great time at the show & think that if your planning a wedding anytime in the future you should check out local bridal shows in your area they are a great place to meet new talent,have some fun & get ideas for your wedding.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Heartland S.O.S GIVEAWAY & Review

Why should the kids be the only ones enjoying a great bath? I have a fun bath pamper kit giveaway for you all today that I am sure you will enjoy.I recently worked with a New company called Heartland S.O.S who makes hand made Soaps,Oils,Scrubs & More.

For my review I received a Sample box with the following samples: Hemp shampoo,Silk conditioner,Mango face cream,Microderm Abrasion face cream,Facial cleanser,Toner,Hemp hand & body lotion,Exfoliating body wash,Olive oil soap & Shea butter soap [Keep in mind these were only sample sizes].So what did I think of the products? Well there are too many to go over individually without having a post that is extremely long so as an over view all of the items have a light scent so much so you really can't smell them which I always think is nice for those who do not like strong scents,have allergies to certain scents or like the nonsmelly bath items.Everything leaves your skin feeling smooth & fresh I enjoyed using the Hemp hand & Body lotion it left my hands moisturized & smooth.The shipping was fast,the packaging was excellent everything arrived in perfect condition & the package had a personalized note which is always nice to receive with packages,Each product has a small list of instructions right on the bottle.The store owner is very friendly & easy to communicate with.****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 Heartland S.O.S for the Review & Giveaway free of charge****

One lucky winner will win A Olive Oil Soap bar,a bottle of Hemp hand & body lotion,A Exfoliating body wash & a bottle of facial cleanser [Retail Value: $30]


Coco & Tini GIVEAWAY & Review

Today instead of posting a review & a giveaway I am going to be posting TWO giveaways! One for the kiddos & one for the adults [& Teens] because I know how much all of you love giveaways. The first giveaway I have for you is from a company called Coco & Tini.What is Coco & Tini all about? "Natural. Pure. Simple. Clean. Those were our guiding principles when we created Coco & Tini.All Coco & Tini products contain only 100% natural-source ingredients.We do not and will not use sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate, parabens, propylene glycol, artificial preservatives or artificial fragrances in any of our products.Our products are not tested on animals and we strive to use recyclable materials in all our packaging and printed matter."

For my review I received A body wash,A bubble bath,A conditioning detangler & A Shampoo all came in 7.61 Fl Oz bottles that each have their own set of adorable animals.There are four sets of animals Owl's,Lady bugs,Sea horses & frogs that are on the bottles.The products have a fresh & airy smell to them that is hard to explain the part that is not hard to explain is that I do enjoy the smell its not the annoying lavender smell that most children's products smell like so that is a plus in my book.I really like using the conditioning detangler because my daughters hair gets quite messy & this does help along with her detangler spray we use after her bath.The Coco & Tini products are long lasting because you only need a small amount of each for them to work,The bubble bath creates a large amount of bubbles.

I enjoy the fact that all of their products are natural & harmless to use my daughter has had bad reactions to one of the bubble bath products we bought at a department store so since we have been careful with the products we use to test them out we only use a small amount at first I am happy to say the Coco & Tini products are perfect she has had no issue with these products & I look forward to using these products more.****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 Coco & Tini for the Review & Giveaway free of charge****

One lucky winner will win their full line in retail sized bottles [225ML] You will get A body wash,A bubble bath,A conditioning detangler & A Shampoo (retail value approximately $75)

GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED WINNER IS - #116 •´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´•

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Peter Pauper Press GIVEAWAY & Review

Ready for a new giveaway? I posted a giveaway for the kiddos today so let's do a giveaway for the adults now.I recently had the chance to work with a company called Peter Pauper Press which is a Fine books & Gifts store.For my review I was sent A little black book called "Vampires,Werewolves,& Zombies" I was also sent a Desire Tin: The Tantalizing art of seduction.

The Little black book "Vampires,Werewolves,& Zombies" measures 4-1/2 inches x 5-3/4 inches & can easily be carried around,It includes Four fold-out maps,Gothic/Victorian-style endpapers,A red ribbon as a page marker,''Sightings Record Pages,'' in which readers can record their own encounters,moon phase,etc. & Much more.I have not had much time to read so my DH was the one who read this book first & after all I did get the book for him so it would make sense wouldn't it? My DH & I are lovers of all things supernatural but he doesn't like the cheesy monster books so he was a little weary at first how this book would turn out,after three days of reading the book [He read the book only while on breaks at work & a little at home] he did really enjoy the book there are lots of illustrations & quote from various people including Dr. Abraham Van Helsing though the book seems like it would be small there are 145 pages included in the book which holds tons of information on each creature.The maps included have sightings & patterns of each monster.I look forward to reading this book in my free time.

My Desire Tin: The Tantalizing art of seduction,came with A candle,sexy dice game for unpredictable fun; massage oil to relax and entice; silken cloth to arouse your lover all placed into a decent sized tin.I must admit my favorite part of this kit is the massage oil,When I am at work I stand on my feet all day & when I am working on blog work or on my etsy shop I am sitting in a hard computer chair which I eventually want to replace so I am know to ask for back rubs with lotion but lotion seeps into the skin right away,on the other hand the massage oil sticks around for a little while which means a longer back rub! After a nice massage it leaves you feeling relaxed & alert which many adults know can also lead to other things which is the intention of this kit.The candle is about 4" tall & is bright red which matches a lot of our house decor so it can be double used in one of my candle holders.The small book that comes in the kit includes ideas for setting the mood,a cute idea for dipped fresh fruit,Tips for a foot massage & more.The silken cloth included in the kit is quite large & will cover someones face to where they can not see.This would be a fun kit to give as a wedding gift,or to a lover for a birthday fathers day is coming up & this would make a great gift to share with your man though you also get a treat because you get to ask for the massage.

Peter Pauper Press has a lot more to offer than just gift tins & little black books they also have little pink books,I-clips,book marks,Mini books,Gift sets & more they have a friendly customer service & their shipping was faster than expected they are worth checking into.****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 Peter Pauper Press for the Review & Giveaway free of charge****

One Lucky winner will win a Desire Tin: The Tantalizing art of seduction gift box.


Nordic Ware Review

One of the things i love to do is to cook food for my Family & Friends,The part I love isn't necessarily cooking the food but seeing everyone enjoy the food & hearing the feedback about what they think so having a variety of pots & pans is quite helpful.

For a recent review I worked with a company called Nordic Ware,Until earlier this year I was not aware of Nordic Ware but I am certainly happy I know about them now because their products are amazing.For my review I received an Asian Wok & A Kettle Smoker Indoor / Outdoor Cooker.The first one used was the Wok it is a very popular & very used pan in our home we used to own a wok but after many many uses the inside coating started peeling & the pan started to slightly rust so we decided to replace it,now we have our New Wok which has Temperature resistant handle. Non-stick interior. 7-quart capacity we love this wok it is easy to clean,& easy to store.This wok is quite large so you can make meals for a larger number of guests or family members without any issues.

A new cookware item to our collection is the Kettle Smoker Indoor / Outdoor Cooker,Here is a description of the smoker from their website "Get outdoor smoked results indoors when cooking meat, seafood, vegetables, and even pizza! The nonstick finish makes clean up a breeze. Made of aluminized steel and features a porcelain enamel exterior. Includes high-domed cover for large capacity, water pan for moist, flavorful smoked food, a nonstick smoking rack, adjustable smoke vent, thermometer" One of the things I love is that is has wood chips & a recipe booklet already included in the box. Now I do have to admit I have not been able to use this for its intended purpose yet but we have used various parts to cook with the bottom pan is perfect for cooking noodles,& stews in,Along with the bottom & the smoking rack it can also be used to make regular steamed veggies.We have also found that the lid fits perfectly snug on our Asian wok the small vent hole helps cook noodles in certain dishes to a perfect texture.Nordic Ware also offers many other styles of pots,pans & cooking ware they have a fast responding customer service & shipping was excellent I would love to own more Nordic Ware cooking ware & hope to work with them again in the future.I will post a follow up review once we are able to smoke some meat in our Kettle smoker.Feel free to check out their website to see everything they have to offer.****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 Nordic Ware for the Review free of charge****

Hank Player GIVEAWAY & Review

I posted a clothing review now I am sure you are all ready to win your kiddo some new clothing! After all who doesn't love getting new clothing to wear? The company I want to share with you is called Hank Player which is a clothing site for boys,Now you might be thinking 'But you only have a little girl so why review a boys clothing site?" The answer is simple they have many shirts which can also be worn for boys & I know many of my readers have young boys so why limit giveaways to girls only?

For my review Hank player sent me a T shirt of their choosing for my review I received the NASA Tee in Grey here is a short description "Blast off in this short sleeved, crew neck tee. Made of super soft, supima cotton jersey. Garment dyed and pre-washed for softness, this tee is pre-shrunk for a true fit.NASA graphic on front, Hank Player logo on back." at first my DH didn't like it he thought it was too geeky & didn't think our daughter should wear the shirt but after convincing him she looks cute in everything & we could use the shirt as a match for her Grey PJ pants he agreed to let me put the shirt on her,The shirt fits great looks adorable & feels nice the fabric is soft,breathable & stretches nicely.The shirt washes perfectly we have had the shirt about two weeks & so far it has No stains which all mommy's know are almost impossible to avoid when it comes to toddlers.

Hank player had a fast responding customer service & a fast shipping speed the shirt was folded nice & neat before shipping.I enjoyed working with this company & look forward to getting more shirts for them after we have our little boy [Future plans].****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 Hank Player for the Review & Giveaway free of charge****

One lucky winner will have their own shirt sent to them by Hank Player [Company chooses the shirt,winners chooses the size]


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tea Collection Review

Ah finally two days off in a row,Time to relax get online work done & do house work.Tomorrow I have some Giveaway Winners to announce & will be updating the Current giveaway section so you can check out all of the giveaways that are currently up & running.Today I have a review & another giveaway to share with you!

I want to share a review with you from a company called Tea Collection,I was very excited because this is my first time getting a chance to work with The Tea Collection they have a wonderful selection of Children's Clothing & offer Baby Clothes.For my review I was sent 4 Dresses & a Shirt from their Spring/Summer collection.Above you can see a photo of my daughter in one of her new dresses which is her favorite it out the four,The dresses are made from light fabric,perfect for summer one of my favorite things about the clothing is the material is 100% cotton.Each outfit they offer has bright coloring & great patterns,I also love the cuts they have for their dresses.Below you can see two of the dresses that were sent to my daughter how cute are they? Everything that was sent by the Tea Collection is Perfect even my DH likes them =] They have many other Girl's Dresses & Girl's Clothing that I would love for my daughter to own & wear I have received many compliments on how cute she looks in her new clothing I give this company Ten stars out of Ten.

The Tea Collection also offers Boys clothing & Womens clothing which are both work checking out.Stunning clothing at good deals stop by their website today to see everything they have to offer.I had a pleasant time working with them they have a fast & friendly customer service plus their shipping is faster than expected which is always a plus when ordering online.****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 Tea Collection for the Review free of charge****

I See Me GIVEAWAY & Review

Lately my computer has been over run,Along with a faster internet service we also signed up for Netflixs [Which I am 50/50 weather I am happy with it or not] so my DH has been high jacking the computer to watch our favorite TV shows until we get it hooked up to the Xbox so that leaves me with a even smaller amount of time to get blog & shop work done thankfully I had today off so I was able to catch up on a lot of shop work & some blog work =]

I know you are all ready for a giveaway so let's begin.Many children are fascinated with books,pencils,really anything that has their name on it many adults like buying things with their names on them as well such as towels,journals & more,So I was excited to get the chance to work with a company called I See Me who sells custom books.

For my review I received a 'Who Loves Me?" book personalized with my daughters name,Here is a description of the book "It is often said that there is no better gift that you can give a child than love. Who Loves Me? features the names of family members and friends who love the child, and encourages the child to reach to the sky when asked "how much" each of one of them loves him or her. This beautifully illustrated book reassures the child that he or she is loved "so much" by each person, with melodious rhymes describing the depth of each individual's love. Written by Jennifer Dewing, with colorful, whimsical illustrations by Maria Carluccio, this hardcover book is a perfect gift for a new baby or young child!" For each page in the book you get to choose the name you would like on the book Now me being me Only really read the first few pages & gave them a list of names to add my DH pointed out I should have put certain people on different pages because the story on the page fit them better but that is my own fault,I love the book & how sweet it is the illustrations are pretty as well.I See Me also offers many other books which can be personalized with your child's name,It is easy & fun to set up the best part of the ordering process is when your book arrives & you get to sit down & read it to the child the book is about seeing the look on their face & how much they enjoy the book is all worth it.****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 I See Me for the Review & Giveaway free of charge****

One lucky winner will get to personalize their own 'Who Loves Me" Book


Monday, June 6, 2011

Jerky John's Review

One of the food products my DH & I love the most is beefy jerky,So when I received the chance to work with a company called Jerky John's I couldn't refuse.

Jerky John's doesn't just have jerky you can buy for yourself but they also have a 'Ship to a Solider' option where you can send four bags of beef jerky for just $25 [Including shipping],For my review I was sent a bag of each flavor to try with my DH & our friends.Jerky John's is the healthier alternative to beef jerky snacking. With 75% less sodium and no added MSG people can now enjoy beef jerky without worrying about their health. Each jerky flavor is marinated with top quality ingredients and dried to perfection using only 100% USDA Top Round whole muscle beef. I call it the "Jerky Revolution" and once you have tried each flavor you will understand what the "Jerky Revolution" is all about.The first one that was tried was Pacific Teriyaki which tasted great,the jerky is a little thicker than I am used to but it was great none the less,I also enjoyed the Cayenne Hot the name is true I did find it quite spicy yet addicting my DH also enjoyed it I had two of our friends try it as well R. Loved it & T. thought it was a little spicy but would try it again.Jerky John's also offers Original & Black pepper which are both equally as yummy as the rest,Each bag has a great amount of jerky in it enough for three people to snack on & be happily full.I have enjoyed working with this company & hope that you 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 Jerky John's for the Review free of charge****