Saturday, June 16, 2012

Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream Review & Giveaway 6/17 - 6/29


Product Description
Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief is a breakthrough natural, patented pain relief formula that is a proprietary combination of 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers that quickly and effectively alleviate inflammation, muscle aches and nerve pain—with NO known side effects and without a prescription.
My review:
I used the Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream on my knee where I have suffered from a bad MRSA infection a few years ago and it really does help with controlling my pain. I really don't like taking any pills for anything so this was right up my ally. When I was suffering from MRSA I found taking pills with turmeric in them helped heal my MRSA. I was pleased to see that Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream has turmeric plus many other herbs in it. I will continue to use this for relief in my knee pain.


Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a tube of Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream. This is open to US & Canada and ends 6/29/12 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, simply do the tasks on the Rafflecopter widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Complete all the entries listed to better your chances to win. Remember you can't win if you don't enter.
Good luck, everyone! Thanks for entering!
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  I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Copy-Kids DVD & $25 Whole Foods GC Review & Giveaway 6/17 - 6/28 daily

About the DVD:
Copy-Kids is a media company producing video that encourages positive habits in young children, by watching and copying other kids. Copy-Kids unique content — DVD, online and TV — helps parents get their children hooked on healthy and positive habits.
Produced for children aged 6 months to 5 years, Copy-Kids innovative video is fun and compelling for both children and parents.

Copy-Kids launched in January 2012 with our first DVD — Copy-Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables.
The DVD features 12 x 7 minute chapters, one for each of twelve fruits & veggies:
*bell pepper *bananas *oranges *carrots *strawberries *avocado 
*raspberries *tomatoes *apples*broccoli *cucumber *blueberries

Each chapter features several adorable and entertaining children aged 9 months to 4 years, eating with joy and delight. It’s a simple but revolutionary tool for parents who want their kids to develop a life-long habit of healthy eating. The DVD includes an on-camera discussion about healthy eating with renowned pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon, plus a section of delightful outtakes.
Total Running Time: 115 minutes

Check out this clip about the video:

My niece & nephew love this video and ask to watch it all the time during snack time. The first time we watch this video I had brought a veggie & fruit tray with me and they were confused why but while watching the video I found the kids reaching for the veggies & fruits and eating them with out us asking them too.  This video really does hit a home run with the kids in my book.
Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Copy-Kids DVD + a $25 Whole Foods gift card.. This is open World Wide but the DVD might not work in the DVD player but will work in a computer and ends 6/28 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, simply do the tasks on the Rafflecopter widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Complete all the entries listed to better your chances to win. Remember you can't win if you don't enter.
Good luck, everyone! Thanks for entering!
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Disclosure: I received the Copy-Kids DVD free and my opinions are my own. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Magic Warble Review & Giveaway 6/27 daily

About the Book:

Dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and an evil queen – all these and more can be found in The Magic Warble, an enchanting tale of adventure and friendship.

Twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly feels like the most unpopular girl in her school. The kids all tease her, and she never seems to fit in. But when Kristina receives an unusual Christmas gift, she suddenly finds herself magically transported to the land of Bernovem, home of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and the evil Queen Sentiz.

In Bernovem, Kristina not only fits in, she’s honored as “the chosen one” the only one who can release the land from Queen Sentiz’s control. But it’s not as simple as it seems. To save Bernovem, she must place the gift she was given, the famous “Magic Warble” in its final resting place. And she must travel through the deep forest, climb a treacherous mountain, and risk capture by the queen’s “zelbocks” before she reaches her destination. Guided by her new fairy friends, Clover and Looper and by Prince Werrien, a teenage boy, as well as an assortment of other characters, Kristina sets off on a perilous journey that not only tests her strength but her heart.
About the Author
Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She now lives in Western Washington with her husband, Russ and their three children, Toby, Kristina, and William. Her other family members are a Chihuahua, named Pipsy, and two cats, named Frodo and Fritz. Besides being an author, Victoria is a home-schooling mother of twelve years and an elementary school art teacher of eleven years. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys managing her two older children's Celtic band. She also loves reading, painting watercolors, hiking, good movies, and just simply hanging out with her family and friends.
My take on the Book:
I loved reading The Magic Warble with my 13yr old son. I would read a few chapters and then let my son read them and then we would talk about what we read. My son loved that the main character has a pet rats because he has a pet hamster that he is always playing with. The story it self was a very fun read and flowed great. I liked reading it at being 32 and my son was very into the story. I would definitely recommend this book  for anyone to read. I loved the adventure & the fairies. 

 The Magic Warble ebook sells on Amazon for 2.99

Now for the giveaway: Four lucky people will win a copy of The Magic Warble. This is open to the US for one hard copy and World Wide for 3 ebooks and ends 6/27 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, simply do the tasks on the Rafflecopter widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Complete all the entries listed to better your chances to win. Remember you can't win if you don't enter.


Good luck, everyone! Thanks for entering!

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Disclosure: I received the The Magic Warble book free and my opinions are my own.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Essential Oils from Aura Cacia Review & Giveaway ends 6/26 daily

Aura Cacia cares about essential oils and the people who use them.

A key to Aura Cacia’s leadership is sourcing pure, authentic essential oils—dealing  face-to-face with the people growing the plants and extracting the essential oil whenever we can. Frequent trips to places like Ukraine, Morocco, Oregon and Madagascar to visit suppliers and processors illustrate our commitment to finding the best sources for our oils.

We also test every oil we receive to make sure it meets our high standards. Our industry-leading testing program—which includes gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS)—allows us to guarantee that we are providing you with the highest quality essential oils available. Whenever possible, we offer oils that are certified organic as well.

Aura Cacia makes aromatherapy accessible with innovative ready-to-use products that let even beginners realize the full benefits of our 100 percent pure essential oils in a variety of ways that can easily be a part of any lifestyle.

I like the gift pack of oils I got. The Pep Talk is nice for a little pick me up. I was more energized while using this. Hubby used the Chill Pill at night when he had to got to bed early and he said it did wined him down. I was happy with the oils I got.

Now until 6/20/12 you can enter the Aura Cacia Yoga Sweepstakes on Facebook for your chance to win:
One (1) Grand Prize: Free yoga for one year ($1,000 gift card), Yoga Journal subscription, yoga accessories and Aura Cacia essential oils. Total Value approximately $1,500; (2) Daily Prizes: one winner each day during the Sweepstakes Period selected by random drawing; (3) Studio Prize: one yoga studio with the most nominations will be selected from those nominated by Sweepstakes entrants and will receive an Aura Cacia gift basket and be recognized on the Aura Cacia facebook page.


Now for the Giveaway: One lucky person will a goodie box filled with Pep Talk spray, Chill Pill spray Ylang Ylang oil, A pack of Trident gum, A tea sample & Coupons. Open to the US only & ends 6/26/12. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win. Complete all the entries listed to better your chances to win. Remember you can't win if you don't enter.
Good luck, everyone! Thanks for entering!
a Rafflecopter giveaway I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Always Upbeat/All That (Cheer Drama/Baller Swag) Review & Giveaway ends 6/24 daily

Book Description:

 Always Upbeat (Cheer Drama): Savvy Charli Black seems to have the perfect life. Pampered and confident, she has her junior year at Lockwood High all mapped out. Date the hottest baller in school, check. Become captain of the varsity cheerleading squad, check. Her crew rules the school. But just as everything falls into place, her world begins to spin with one betrayal after another. All That (Baller Swag): Cocky quarterback Blake Strong s number one goal is to stay in the game, lead his boys to victory, and score a spot at his dream school. But his overbearing father wants Blake in the Southeastern Conference. Their difficult relationship hangs by a thread when the Strong family gets unsettling news. Will they reconnect and realize that there s more to life than football?

 About the Author:

Biography
Stephanie Perry Moore is truly a woman from the South. She was born in South Carolina, raised in Virginia, and educated in Alabama. She is the author of many YA Inspirational fiction titles, including the NEW Urban Flip Book Series, Lockwood Lions, the Payton Skky series, the Laurel Shadrach series, the Perry Skky Jr. series, the Yasmin Peace series, the Faith Thomas Novelzine series, the Carmen Browne series, the Morgan Love series and the Beta Gamma Piseries.

Mrs. Moore speaks with young people across the country, encouraging them to achieve every attainable dream. She currently lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, and their three teenagers.

Visit her website at www.stephanieperrymoore.com.
 I really liked the story of the cheerleader but it was nice to read the take from a guys point of view. I could understand the language the teens were talking like because my friends talk like they do. My mom read the book and felt it was more for teens or young adults. She did like the two different views of the story too.  This was a fast read. I had it read in a weekend and my mom had it read in 3 hours.

Now for the Giveaway: One lucky person will a copy of  Always Upbeat/All That. Open to the US only & ends 6/24/12. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win. Complete all the entries listed to better your chances to win. Remember you can't win if you don't enter.
Good luck, everyone! Thanks for entering!
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 Disclosure: I received the Always Upbeat/All That book free and my opinions are my own. 

SoBe - Lifewater Facebook Summer of SoBe Game 6/17 daily

I just won!
I just played the SoBe - Lifewater Facebook Summer of SoBe Game  and won. You can play daily until 6/17 for a chance to win. Limit of five prizes per person/e-mail address/household/facebook account .official rules

 Prizes (100 - per day): 20 oz. bottle of SoBe Lifewater (ARV $1.49).

~ Good Luck! ~

*Please come back and let us know if you win too.

Monday, June 11, 2012

AR-15 Gun Shirt Review & Giveaway 6/23 daily

If you love the AR-15 assault rifle, then you have come to the right place.

Around these parts, we love our guns. We're not crazy rednecks shooting our bullets in the air and yelling obscenities at the government (not that there's anything wrong with that.) We are responsible gun owners who adhere to the tenets of the Constitution. We cherish our 2nd Amendment rights, and we are dedicated to defending our freedoms at vehemently as we would our home and lives. This Online Store is not only dedicated to a certain type of rifle that we absolutely appreciate and respect, but also to the fact that we have the right to defend ourselves as we see fit. Some people call the cops... I call my friend, the AR-15 Assault Rifle.
Our decision to pick the AR-15 to glorify as the premier of home defense rifles was an easy one for us. There are so many advantages to owning an AR-15, that it would be hard to list them all here... but I can surely try. The number one thing I love about the AR-15 is the was the weapon can be customized for any situation. My personal rifle is equipped with a fore-grip, a blinding strobe, and a very nice red-dot sight. My oldest son's rifle is outfitted in an almost completely different way. The weapon is light, extremely accurate, and very powerful. As far as home-owned rifles go, not many people would argue that the AR-15 is one of the best produced.
 My husband wore his shirt Saturday night when he went on a motorcycle ride with his friends. He loves the style and fit of the shirt. His friends all liked the shirt too. I love when I can be an awesome wife who gets to review items that my hubby and friends will like. With this company you can get the best cheap gun tee shirts by far.


Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win "AR-15 Vertical" T-Shirt in black in your chosen shirt size (small through extra-large). This is open to the US only and ends 6/23 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, simply do the tasks on the Rafflecopter widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Complete all the entries listed to better your chances to win. Remember you can't win if you don't enter.
Good luck, everyone! Thanks for entering!
a Rafflecopter giveaway I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

"Journey to Virginland" by Armen Melikian Review & Giveaway ends 6/22 daily

Book Description:  
At turns heartbreaking and diabolically funny, Journey to Virginland is a tour de force, delivered by a master storyteller.
The protagonist, a loutish and uber-cerebral antihero known simply as Dog, takes on the challenge to navigate the perilous paradigm shifts of our age, determined to find his proper place under the sun. Is he doomed to failure? Or will he pull it off by heeding his own irreducible voice, given the ebb of the old certainties?

Dog pursues the answer unrelentingly, through an impassioned quest for identity and meaning. He revisits his relationships with women, family, literature, and homeland, in the process illuminating his journey with commentaries on history, religion, politics, and culture that unravel our very fabric.

Marked by biting satire and tappings into lushest scholarship, Dog's naked critique touches on some of the most pressing issues facing humanity: the arrogance of empire and organized religion, the persistence of bigotry, xenophobia, and social Darwinism, the double standards of sexual politics, the bankrupt rationale behind patriotism and state propaganda, and hypercapitalism and consumerism, among others.

An ocean of struggles and epiphanies takes Dog to a spiritual ground zero called Virginland, where the story unfolds. It is also in Virginland that Dog unearths an ancient calendar based on a cosmic worldview. His discovery reveals the mythological underpinnings of the Zodiac, subverting the current conventional wisdom about the subject.

What emerges from the protagonist's odyssey is not only a cogent depiction of what makes us tick, but, as day follows night, a dazzling new vista for social and spiritual transformation.

With its vibrant style, thematic breadth, and, ultimately, unfettered sense of humanity, Journey to Virginland establishes itself as a groundbreaking literary enterprise and a true original. 


So as most of you know I can't be doing it all when it comes to my life and my blog so I tapped into my family to help with my book reviews and my mom who can read a book in a day has been doing most of my book reviews for me, Thanks a bunch mom!

My Mom's take on the book:
Wow just wow. The book will have your mind racing and you with have to re read a page and ask your self "Did I just read that right?". I was taken in and this book will have you guessing all the way threw it. I felt like I was on a trip and I didn't even leave my recliner lol. 

So there you have it  from my mother who is almost sixty. I love you mom.

DISCLAIMER: You should NOT read this book if you shy away from thinking all along, if you eschew advanced vocabulary, if you have entrenched religious beliefs, or if you expect to read a traditional novel--as the author turns the conventions of the novel (together with the underpinnings of religion and human civilization) upside down. (Thanks to Goodreads for this disclaimer)

You can find info about the author & the book on the Journey to Virginland website

Now for the Giveaway: One lucky person will a copy of  Journey to Virginland. Open to the US only & ends 6/22/12. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win. Complete all the entries listed to better your chances to win. Remember you can't win if you don't enter.
Good luck, everyone! Thanks for entering!


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  Disclosure: I received the Journey to Virginland book free and my opinions are my own. 

Skillet Pumpkin Sauce: Thai Coconut Review

 Product Description:
 Skillet Pumpkin Sauce is the newest addition to the Skillet line. Our pumpkin ketchups have all the same condiment appeal as regular ketchup but with a unique flavor and a great nutritional profile that comes from the naturally occurring vitamins and minerals in pumpkin.
  Our Thai Coconut is filled with a rich coconut flavor, Asian spices and curry, and – of course – pumpkin, the Thai Coconut flavor goes in a new direction. It terrific as a dipping sauce with Vietnamese spring rolls or as a flavor base for a stir fry with your favorite veggies.

We are an adventurous family so I thought it would be good to try the Skillet Pumpkin Sauce: Thai Coconut in my egg for breading pork chops. I know a little crazy sounding but it tasted so good. My husband didn't even know I used it until I told him. There was a little hint of flavor. I wish I would of gotten a bigger portion of this sauce to really get a better review on but I worked with what I got.

You can check out the website for more info www.skilletbaconjam.com 
If you have any inquiries you can email them at (eat@skilletstreetfood.com).

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

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 (Star Gazer Lily from my flower bed)

I posted this on my Facebook but thought it was worth posting on my blog too. Please make sure you are filling out all the info on the RC. I had to re pick winners on 3 past giveaways because the extra info that tells me how you did an entry was not filled out. I don't have the time to sift thru 5,000 plus entries on a bunch of different blogs to see if you completed the entry. That is why it is asked of you to fill it out. Thanks. I hate to bypass a person because they didn't fill something out but that is why it is asked you do so. I being a person who enters giveaways too has to follow all the rules and being on both sides of a giveaway now understands why it is asked that the info is filled out. I want to make sure no one is missing out on a win. So please make sure you complete all the steps in an entry. Thanks a bunch and I hope you are my next winner!!!