Monday, December 12, 2011

Coupon Diva Queen 10,000 Giveaway Bash!!!‏

Thursday, December 8, 2011

$50 Friday Teaser

Sterling Anabella Curtains Review and Giveaway




Curtains behind the Tree!

Baby Bedding Zone

Baby Bedding Zone is a company that sells crib bedding, toddler bedding, and kids bedding along with decor, furniture, and toys.

I received a beautiful set of Palm Beach Blue Curtains that I have hung in my home.  I was in need of some new curtains behind our Christmas Tree and these came just in time.  These curtains are very nice and thick and made of 100% Egyptian cotton.  They are two layers and keep out all of the light and the cold air that comes in this particular window.  They are also 100% washable and do not need to be dry cleaned.

The curtains are white drapery panels with blue edging.  They are very long at 96" and there are two pockets at the top that you can put the rod in either one.  They also come with tie backs that are white on one side and blue on the other side.

Be sure to know that the valances do not come with the curtains.  These curtains are originally list for $650 but you can get them for 90% off at the price of $65.00

No Tieback

Other Items Baby Bedding Zone sells!

They also sell a Nascar Chair that is really neat looking. It is red and blue ultrasuede toddler chair with an ottoman.  We love Nascar in our home and would love to have had one of these chairs when our children were toddlers.  

Zebra 5 piece toddler bedding is another awesome item that they have.  It is so pretty and would look so pretty in a little girls bedroom.  

Bead Maze Cube is one of the toys that they have and I love these.  You see these sometimes in the doctors offices and the kids are always playing with them.  I have one in my daycare and the kids are playing with it all of the time.

With Tieback

Blue Edging 

This wonderful company is going to offer one of my readers a chance to win these exact curtains.  This giveaway will run for two weeks beginning December 8th until December 22nd.  You will be required to do four mandatory entries and the rest will get you extra entries for each thing you do.

Good luck!  I will email the winner on or about December 23-26 (because of Christmas) and then you will have until December 28th to get back to me or I will choose a new winner!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mixbook Review

I was really excited when I got to do a reveiw on Mixbook because I really love their photobooks, photo cards, calenders, and invites.

I ordered 30 5"x7" flat invitations with premium stock for this review 
I cant believe how nice these invitations are.  They are made of really thick materials and also come with envelopes that are very nice.  I added a family picture on the front and it came out very nice.  

You can get invitations that are already made up and you just add your information or you can get ones that you make from scratch.

The program is very easy to use and the pictures are very easy to upload.  There are also many things that you can add to your pictures.

I made mine from scratch and I played around with many things and found multiple ways I could jazz up the invitations.  I think I will use this for my children's birthday parties too.

Check out the link above to go straight to the Christmas Cards.
The cards also came in a nice and sturdy cardboard box so you wont have messed up invitations, photos, or cards.  

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my wonderful followers!  Be sure to have a wonderful day full of family, friends, and food!  Thanks for being such great followers!  Special on Wraps today only buy 4 wraps for $59 as a loyal customer and I will send you $10 back!  Just email me at for details!!! Thanks!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Smiley Cookie Review and Giveaway!

I was so excited when I got the chance to review the Christmas cookies from Smiley Cookies

I received one package of cookies containing 6 Gingerbread Smiley cookies and 6 Christmas Tree Smiley Cookies. 

 This is the package it arrived in!

I was so impressed by the packaging.  Not only was it in a cardboard box on the outside it was also in a very sturdy and very cute box on the inside.  They take extra special care to make sure the cookies come in tack and none of them broken.

 Up close of box inside the cardboard box with cute smiley faces all over it!

After all of the cookies were gone I kept the box and am going to wrap a birthday present in it or maybe keep it for a keepsake box to put pictures in it.  I love the box as much as the cookies, lol!

So now to get started on how wonderful the cookies were!  
There were 6 Christmas Tree Smiley Cookies and 
Gingerbread Smiley Cookies 

They are so cute, now about taste.  You know most of the time I dont care for gingerbread cookies but these tasted so good.  Of course the Christmas trees were gone first but the Gingerbread cookies were just as good as the Christmas tree cookies.

 My daughter eating her first of many cookies!

 My son eating his cookie and he doesnt even like sugar cookies!
Please ignore the mess in his room as we are rearranging things but needed a cookie break!

  My husband eating one of each and the thing is that is his second set of one of each, lol!

 My family loved the cookies so much that I didnt even get but one bite, yes only one bite not a whole cookie, of the Christmas Tree Cookies.  I did get one Gingerbread but that was only because I went and grabbed one when I realized the Christmas Trees were gone.

 Smiley Cookies 
The cookies come from a nut-free facility so if you have an allergy to nuts then these are the cookies for you.

There are many other kinds of cookies there than just Holiday Cookies  You can also purchase different occasion cookies including birthdays.  They also have Holiday Gift Baskets with free shipping.

Now if you would like to get 20% off on any of their Holiday Cookie Gifts and Baskets just go "like" Smiley Cookies on Facebook to receive your coupon.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon When You Take the North "Poll"

Melissa & Doug want you to tell them which of their educational toys you think is the best! Just click on the image below to place your vote in the North "Poll!" You'll Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon** to use at just for voting!

Cash N 4 Christmas Giveaway!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Easy to create customized gifts and favors at Party Beans Review

Easy to create customized gifts and favors

Party Beans is an awesome site that I am doing a review for.  I got to pick out some really neat items.  You can take pictures you have an add them to multiple items including key chains with mints inside, breath strips, and other little tins.

I loved picking out the items and was so excited when they arrived and I found out how wonderful the items were and how perfect the pictures turned out on the items.  This is a wonderful site that everyone should check out and use!

Some of the tins contain Jelly Belly's, M & M's, and mints.  I got one with Jelly Belly's and a few with mints.  I also got two that are breath strips.  Three of the ones I got are Keychains that I am going to use to promote my business

This is a keychain with my family picture on it and it has mints on the inside.

The round one is filled with Jelly Belly's and you can choose what flavors you want in it.  
These will make wonderful Christmas presents to our family.
The rectangular one is filled with mints.
They are also sealed with clear plastic wraps so it is safe with the candies inside.

These are the breath strips and they taste pretty good too.

I will use these to promote my business and hand out to prospective clients so everytime they need a mint they will see my ad.  I am going to order more of these to hand out at all of my parties. 
You can go here and get lots of promotional products for your business.

I thought these would also be perfect to hand out and when someone has them on their keychain others may see it and double promote!  There is lots of information on this keychain and for the most part it is really easy to read.  I would recommend making the writing a little bigger and add more pictures.

Here is the back of the products and it gives you useful information including ingredients.

They have lots of party supplies that can be customized and wedding supplies or even the birth of a new baby.  You can take pictures of the bride and groom and add to items that can be handed out at the reception or take pictures of the birthday child and have great gifts to send home with the children or what better way to welcome a new baby than to have the baby's picture added to a tin full of candy to hand out to everyone.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

House Party is so Awesome!

You wont believe what I received from House Party today from Fed Ex!!!!

I am so excited to have this party and tell the kids about it!  I am waiting to surprise them with it.  They will be so excited!  I cant wait to get our whole family dancing!

Just Dance 3
Party November 19th!

Not only did I get the new Just Dance 3 but I also received Just Dance Kids 2

After the party I will let you know how it goes!

Come join me at House Party and win some of your own Parties.   I have done a couple other parties and they were all so much fun and came with wonderful things.  The other parties that I have hosted are Chef Boyardee, Velveeta Chessy Skillets, and Philadelphia Cooking Cream.

Black Friday Cash Giveaway

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Crazy Dog T-Shirt Review

This review was so much fun.  I was given three shirts to review and to share with you.  I loved going to their website and picking out shirts.  They have so many fun shirts and costumes.  There are three sites that I went to and they were:

They have shirts as low as $6.99 and the shirts are of high quality and after being washed it did not fade and none of the picture came off.  This shirt was a little big for him so he will continue to wear it for a while.

My son loved this shirt so much and so did everyone that he showed it to!  Check it out it is awesome!  This is my favorite shirts of all. 

 front of shirt

Guess what this shirt does????
He was the hit of school on Halloween! 
He really liked to suck in his stomach and make it really scary!

I have never seen a shirt like this.  Here is where you can find this shirt 

The second shirt I chose was a shirt from
I am always looking for shirts for St.Patrick's Day and I really liked this one.

This is a fitted shirt for a woman and fits very well and has very vibrant colors.

or it can also be found under St. Patricks Day T-shirts 
The third shirt was from and was more of a fun shirt and also for St. Patricks Day!

This shirt would be fun to wear to a St. Patricks Day Party!

This shirt can be found under All T-shirts at

I had so much fun picking out these shirts and will have even more fun wearing them.  My son is so excited to wear his shirt every time we go somewhere new so he can show it off.  On St. Patrick's Day I will have a green shirt to wear during the day and another one to wear to a St. Patrick's Day party!

"They have a variety of Funny T Shirts for everyone!" or "Check out their selection of St Patricks Day T Shirts!"

$50 Friday Teaser

Sorry I have been MIA

Sorry I have been MIA for the past week or so. My niece got married on Saturday and it has been hectic in our world. She had a beautiful wedding and we had lots of fun. She was a beautiful bride and we gained three new family members even though we already thought of them as family. Now I will get back to getting everything caught up including lots of reviews and some giveaways! I cant wait to tell you all about them.

 My daughter getting her hair done prior to the wedding.

Our Awesome Shoes!

The crazy groom's side!

The Bride's side

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thanksgiving Coupon and Cash Giveaway

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Everyone loves cash, right? How would you like a chance to win $50 EVERY FRIDAY? Well, I am very excited that I have joined with an amazing group of bloggers to offer you a WEEKLY cash giveaway! Cool, yes? 

Well, there is only one catch, the giveaway begins THIS FRIDAY (November 4th) and is ONLY opened from 12:01 am  and will close at 12:01am on Saturday, so it is only OPENED ONE DAY!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The HCG diet and how it worked for me!!!

 This picture was in August of 2010 
I dont know my weight but was over 175 pounds

On July 25th I started the HCG diet.  There were only a few people that knew that I was going to start this diet because of all of the controversy involved.  I was sure I would get people telling me that it was unhealthy and I should not do it.  I am sure the people that would have said that were thinking that no one can live on 500 calories a day and still stay healthy.  I was skeptical too but after doing lots of research and finding out which company I wanted to go with I just took the plunge and I am so happy that I did.

This was me and my son in July of 2010

I went to on facebook and while they were having a wonderful 50% off sale I purchased the drops.  There are many different sites on the internet and many different facebook pages selling the HCG drops but I really liked the discussion section on this site.  Everyone was so helpful and it was just like having someone sitting next to you doing the diet and you could always find someone in the same boat as you.

This was me in March 2011
At this time I weight almost 170 pounds

I started this diet after vacation when I knew in November I would be in a wedding for my niece.  I knew I didnt have the will power to do it during vacation and from what I was reading I could lose 1/2 or more pounds a day.  When I first started I was so scared that I wouldnt be able to continue the diet or I would cheat but when you are seeing 1/2 to 2 pounds a day just falling off a day that is the motivation I needed.

This was me in mid July of 2011

 This was the picture that made me really not like myself

On Monday July 25th I weighed 166.6 pounds and I felt huge.  On this diet you are to eat lots and lots of fatty foods while taking the drops for two days.  I ate lots of fatty foods including McDonalds, Dairy Queen, and fried chicken with potatoes and gravy.  I ate more food for those two days than I normally eat in a week and this was in the instructions so I said if I am going to be eating 500 calories for 40 days then now is the time to gorge!  While you are gorging you also need to be taking the drops three times a day.

Now to take the drops.  The company I got them from, you took the drops under your tongue and held it there as long as possible.  It doesnt taste the best but nothing horrible. I also took the Vitamin B drops and held them under my tongue but they were really really sweet.  I also had a side effect to the Vitamin B, my face gets feeling really hot and sometimes I can feel it in my arms too.  It goes away rather quickly just a little annoying and a little scarey at first. 

The HCG diet kit I received

On Tuesday July 26th I woke up and had gained 0.8 pounds up to 167.4 and was really freaked out but what did I expect after eating all of that fattening food.  It was better the next day when I woke up to a lose of 2.4 pounds (165.0) Now I was done with Phase 1 and ready to move onto Phase two or R1P2D1 meaning Round 1 Phase 2 and Day 1.

At this point I went to the grocery store and bought a kitchen scale for about $5 as this is a must.  You dont really realize how much 100 grams of meat is until you put it on a scale.  I could get three to four meals out of one chicken breast and 4 meals out of one pound of 97% hamburger.  The hamburger needs to be at least 97% and not eaten that often for the diet to work well.  

Things you will need to get started:

Stevia and not Stevia in the Raw
Flavored Stevia
Seasonings without sugars added
Lotions, Shampoos, Make up, etc with no oils in them
Kitchen Scale
White Fish
Chicken Breast-Skinless
97% Hamburger
Fresh Lobster
Fresh Shrimp
Crab Legs

I know there are more but these are the ones that I used.  This is a wonderful link to check
out information including the info right below!
A safe way to divide up the calories:
* 300 calories protein per day
* 120 calories fruit per day
* 80 calories veggies per day
* 2 proteins, 2 veggies, 2 fruits a day
* All food is weighed raw
* Only weigh what you eat
* Don’t mix your veggies
* Don’t eat 500 calories all at once
* Drink minimum 2 liters of H20 daily
* Don’t use butter or oil/oil spray
* Don’t drink alcohol
  R1P2D1 I woke up to another lose and was at 163.8 so I started my 500 calories.
The worse part was waking up and not having any caffeine and it gave me a headache.  I took a couple Excedrine Migraines and that really helped.  I only had to do it two days and then that was it.  Since then I have only drank water.

This is a very indepth diet and has lots of things that should be done but to get the best info you should check the link above.

At a later date I will do a more indepth account of the diet but this time I just wanted to get the information about the diet out there.
I started doing this diet thinking I would do the 40 days but at day 23 I was ready for a break and I was at 153.8 pounds.  Day 23 was the last day of the drops but you continue the 500 calories for three more days without the drops.  

I got down to 150.8 before I started Phase 3.  Phase three was the hardest for me I think because no one was telling me exactly what to eat just no sugar and no carbs.

On day 29 of the diet I had been on phase 3 for a couple of days and gained 3.6 pounds and was completely freaking out so I did an egg day on day 31.

Egg Day:  An egg day consist of eating only 9-12 eggs through out the day with nothing else except water to drink.  When I woke up on day 32 I had lost 2.2 pounds and so happy about that as I was at 152.2 and continued to lose 1/2 pound for a couple of days.  

The new me at 144 pounds

I decided on Sept 4th that I needed to start back on the diet as I was at 153.8 and I wanted to get down to about 142.  When I started I did great and got down to 150.0 in three days.  I did all the same steps as I had in the previous diet and got down to 142.4 by Sept 28th.  

I had lost a total of 25 pounds and was extremely happy!  I stopped the diet since I was at my goal weight and went back on Phase 3.   I got down to 141.2 pounds but now am back up to 144 pounds but extremely happy and am back to eating normal food and even some sweets here and there and keeping it off!

I also have done the Ultimate Body Wrap and lost another 7 inches on my stomach.  I think the HCGdiet and the Ultimate Body Wraps should be done together after you are done with Phase 2 of the diet.  I cant believe how amazing they are.  I started doing one while I was on the diet not knowing that I should have waited but I still lost inches. I have done two more since then and love them so much I started my own facebook business page for them.

I cant wait to get people started on the HCG diet and the Ultimate Body Wraps.  Here are my results:

These results are unbelieveable with just an Ultimate Body Wrap three times and look at how much my stretch marks got lighter.  

I plan on doing one more before the wedding next weekend to see if I can lose some more inches.  

I have went from a size 12/14 pants size and last weekend I bought a size 7/8 jeans and could of gotten a 5/6 because by the end of the day my pants were falling down :)

I will continue my journey and let you know how it goes but it will never go back to the previous me again!

Everything in here is my journey and no one gave me anything for free or paid me for my opinions.  Thank you

My happy family and I