Showing posts from August, 2011

SmartKnit Kids Giveaway Winner

There were #112 entries. picked #85, c allen

Thanks to all who entered. If you didn't win this time, check out my other current giveaways going on right now and stay tuned for more exciting giveaways on the way!

Winner has been emailed!

Fairytale Brownies Review

Do you all love brownies as much as I do? There is just something about a rich chocolately brownie that can take all my cares and stress away.

I contacted Fairytale Brownies to see if I could review their brownies and they happily agreed.

About Fairytale Brownies
Premium, all-natural ingredients. A luscious blend of refined flavors. The perfect gift for friends, colleagues and loved ones. Handcrafted Fairytale Brownies will delight them with every exquisite bite. Fine cake flour and rich, Callebaut Belgian chocolate are blended with farm-fresh eggs and pure creamery butter to create a sublime sensation. Fairytale Brownies are certified kosher and free from trans fats, preservatives and artificial colors. So go ahead. Indulge. Taste pure enchantment.

I was sent the Cookie & Brownie Combo for review. When the package arrived, I could hardly contain my excitement.

Cookie & Brownie Combo-What's Included
6 Brownies in flavors: Original, Caramel, Chocolate …

FoundIt Review

We've all felt that terrible feeling when we have lost something. Whether it's the keys, a digital camera or a MP3 player. Kids are bound to lose their things as well. What if there was a way to increase the chances that your lost item would be returned? That's exactly why FoundIt was created.

About FoundIt
We know how it feels to lose something important. So we started FoundIt™ as a lost and found that connects the Finder and the Owner (the FoundIt™ member) instantly. We are a lost item retrieval network. It works great for anything that's easily lost but hard to replace, like phones, and laptops, keys and cameras, jackets and tennis rackets. (All while keeping your private information private.) It's a simple way for people to return your lost items.

I was asked to review the FoundIt MacDaddy family package. Included in the MacDaddy family package is:

4 years access to FoundIt NetworkSet of 62 stickers2 key tags3 bag tags1 luggage…

HINT Water Review

I don't know about your kids but my daughter would strongly prefer to drink juice or soda. While I can get her to drink plain water sometimes, she tends to complain that it tastes "boring".

Why can't there be a yummy drink with no extra sugar or calories that tastes good? Oh wait! There is! It's called HINT water. HINT contacted me to see if I was interested in reviewing their product and of course I agreed.

About HINT water
HINT was launched in 2005 by current CEO Kara Goldin, a former AOL executive and mother of 4. Based in San Francisco, California, HINT is a privately owned company with 22 employees. HINT is a simple concept: premium essence water with a HINT of flavor. HINT has appeared on popular shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Boston Legal and CSI, in addition to The Early Show, Power Lunch and Good Day New York. No calories, no sweeteners and no preservatives.

Available Flavors
Watermelon, Honeydew Hibiscus, Blackberry, Mango-Grapefruit, Pomegranate-Tange…

Nature's Gate Review & Giveaway

I love my hair for the most part after washing it and using my flat iron to straighten it. However, my scalp is irritated, itchy and flaky. I have tried product after product and nothing really works to rid of this issue..until NOW!

I was blessed to receive Nature's Gate Tea Tree Calming Shampoo & Conditioner for review.

About Nature's Gate
Nature's Gate was founded over 30 years ago using nature as our inspiration and guide. Our founders, Leo and Vladimir hand collected rainwater, blended it with natural herbs from their herb shop, and created the very first Rainwater Shampoo. They started giving it away to their friends and customers that came into the herb shop and soon it became a phenomenon all along Venice Beach.

We continue to be inspired by our surroundings and create formulas that combine proven botanical, herbal and floral treatments with modern ingredients and techniques. Nature's Gate offers a wide range of products that address personal care nee…

Orchard Bars Review & Giveaway

I am always on the look out for healthier options for snacks for myself and my daughter. Unfortunately, most of the healthy stuff doesn't always taste good.

Orchard Bar reached out to me and asked if I would review their bars. I happily agreed.

About Orchard Bar
NEW from Washington State’s orchard country, our all-natural Orchard Bars are loaded with real fruit, heart-healthy nuts, nutritious seeds, and protein-rich soy nuggets. No date paste filler, no peanuts, no strange substances from the lab. They all natural, vegan and gluten free.Orchard Barsare loaded with fruit and nuts, sunflower and flax seeds. The result is a delicious burst of flavor rich in antioxidants (vitamins A & C), low in sodium, vegan, gluten free high in Omega-3 and a good source of protein. And with no preservatives, no artificial flavors or colors, and no cholesterol or saturated fat Available in three varieties: Blueberry Pomegranate & Almond, Pineapple Coconut & Macadamia and Strawberry Raspb…

William Bounds PepArt Twin Set Salt & Pepper Grinders Review

I love to cook and having the proper tools is always important. Having kitchen tools that look pretty are a rarity so when I was blessed to receive a William Bounds PepArt Twin Set of Salt & Pepper grinders to review, I got excited.

Before receiving this set, I was using ground pepper and salt from containers found at my local grocery store. Who knows how old the salt and pepper was before purchasing and I've had the same salt & pepper containers for a lot longer than the recommended shelf life.

About William Bounds
The company was started over 40 years ago by Bill Bounds. His innovative pepper mill mechanism evenly crushes peppercorns, rather than grinding mill components together, thus allowing a guaranteed lifetime of use. We offer classic and contemporary salt & pepper mills, along with other high-quality items for your kitchen and for entertaining. We invite you to browse our site and discover traditional mills, hand-painted art pieces, modern silicone cookin…

Attention Bloggers!

I would like to hold a multiblog giveaway with fellow bloggers in the next month or two. I have the grand prize in my possession and depending on how many bloggers participate etc, there could be more prizes. Each blogger would pay a small fee in order to participate.

Please email me at kport207 at gmail dot com for more details if you're interested. I don't want to spill the beans about the grand prize on my blog at this time.

Carmex Review & Giveaway

As a member of the Carmex Blog Squad, I get to sample and review new Carmex products when they come out. Carmex recently sent me 2 new products and a really cute picnic blanket.

The 2 new products are Carmex Lime Twist and Carmex Vanilla click sticks. Both have SPF 15 and all of the moisturizing ingredients of the Carmex lip balm line but these premium lip balms have three ADDITIONAL moisturizers not found in the original line.

My Thoughts
These are so silky smooth to put on. They are like putting butter on your lips. Not only do they both smell and taste yummy, I love knowing that they are healing and protecting my lips. Once I had put some on, I noticed that I didn't have to reapply over and over during the day and my lips felt moisturized and not dry. A big thumbs up from me on these products.

You can find these at Walgreens, Walmart and CVS stores.

GIVEAWAY 1 winner will win the same Carmex pack that I received including the 2 new click sticks and the fabulous picnic blanket.
TO …

Cream Perfume Review & Giveaway

As a woman, I love all sorts of things that pamper me. I love scented body washes, lotions and perfumes. They are daily pick me ups. That being said, I was recently sent some products from Cream Perfume Company for review.

About Cream Perfume Company(From their website)
Based in Southern California, our young company caters to active lifestyle enthusiasts and to people all over the world who share an appreciation for natural, effective and affordable personal care products. Our fragrances are exclusively custom crafted in Grasse, France. Always popular with busy celebrities on the go, our perfumes are travel-friendly, they won't break or leak in your handbag and a small application lasts all day long.

I was sent 3 products for review. I was sent Apricot Cream Perfume, Jasmine Cream Perfume and Spa Line Mandarin Body Lotion.

My Thoughts

Apricot & Jasmine Cream Perfumes
I really appreciate how portable these jars are. No more leaking perfumes in your purse and no more mess if …

A few winners to announce!

Thanks to all who entered!

DEARFOAMS- 388 total entries, picked:



#57-Kelly K

PRO BEAUTY TOOLS CURL WAND-231 total entries, picked:

#14-Rebecca Williams

THE CRAVORY-370 total entries, picked:


TIME ISLAND-14 total entries, picked:

#6-Raven in a Blue Room

I have emailed ALL winners.

SmartKnit Kids Review & Giveaway

My daughter has an Autism Spectrum Disorder and with this comes many difficulties. One of which is that sometimes clothing items "don't feel right" to her. Some examples would be shirts with tags, itchy fabrics and socks. As far as socks go, I have to adjust over and over to make them "just right". There can be no bumps etc or she will just take them off and I have to start over with putting them back on and adjusting them.

I recently found a company called SmartKnit Kids that sells great seamless products for kids. I was so happy to be able to review their socks and undies.

About SmartKnit Kids
Tired of hearing her son scream “these sock seams keep bugging me,” a mom decided something needed to be done.  Every “seamless” sock her son tried had seams in it; there was not a truly seamless sock available.  After explaining the frustrating morning routine to countless friends of her son’s struggles with socks, she was finally given the name of Knit-Rite, a tex…

Oxylent Vitamin Drink Review

About Oxylent Multivitamin Drink
Oxylent is a high quality, great-tasting, daily multivitamin effervescent that can be mixed with water for a refreshing and nutritious daily drink. Oxylent comes in three delicious flavors. The effervescent delivery system offers nearly 100% immediate absorption of vital nutrients and is gluten, caffeine, lactose and preservative free. By purchasing Oxylent, you are supporting Vitamin Angels & a local company!

Oxylent delivers a four step solution for supporting optimal cellular health.

1. Oxygenates-The enzymes SOD and catalase, work together to promote the conversion of toxins into beneficial oxygen and water, enhancing cellular oxygenation.

2. Hydrates-Important electrolytes control the balance of fluid in the body. They are also important for muscle and nerve function, blood pressure, movement of nutrients into the cells, and the removal of waste products from the cells.

3. Circulates-The amino acid, L-Arginine, promotes healthy blood …

Nordic Naturals Review

Kids are starting to go back to school now or in the near future. With that said, did you know that most children are deficient in EPA and DHA, the omega-3 essential fatty acids in fish oil? These vital nutrients are crucial building blocks of child development and play key roles in every aspect of health, including brain and eye function.
With the help of Nordic Naturals, you can be assured your children get the EPA and DHA they need. About Nordic Naturals Nordic Naturals’ mission is to deliver pure and great-tasting omega fish oils that promote optimal health and wellness. Through science, education, and community outreach, we initiate standards of excellence and integrity that apply not only to our product line but to all of our business practices worldwide. As an industry leader and innovator, Nordic Naturals strives to lead individuals to a better quality of life while maintaining a deep respect for the environment.
My Thoughts  I received a whole bunch of Nordic Naturals…

Time Island Review & Giveaway

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sign up to review a childrens internet game. It's called Time Island. My daughter, who is 6, loves the computer and playing games so I thought it would be a great addition to the games she already plays.

About Time Island
Time Island is a place of wonder and adventure. Your survival skills will be put to the test as you explore white beaches and lush jungles; tree-top terraces and dark underground caverns.
You will have to outsmart, out maneuver and outlast the troublesome green creatures that inhabit the island, known as the Goggs.
Meanwhile, it’s a good idea to stick together so you and your friends can create and join a tribe. Survival is always easier when you’re not alone. To survive you must also care for your cleanliness and hygiene, and keep your avatar well fed.
Most importantly, keep your eyes open and your wits about you. Around any bush and behind any rock, even in the giant trees and hidden in the darkest corners of the …

Nearly 1,000 GFC Followers?! REALLY?!

OMG you guys! I am 2 followers away from 1,000 on GFC! When I started my blog in May, I never thought it would become all that it has been thus far! Thank you to each and everyone of you! Stay tuned for more great stuff!!

Kuhn Rikon Farmers Market Knives Review

I love to cook but am embarrassed to say that most of my kitchen tools could be in better shape. The worst tools in my kitchen are my knives. They are a few years old and are pretty dull. Everyone knows that sharp knives are not the real danger in the kitchen; it's the dull ones you need to be careful with.

I was recently introduced to the Farmers Market knives from Kuhn Rikon.

About Kuhn Rikon
For more than 80 years, Kuhn Rikon has maintained a lively dialogue with cooks who love to cook and appreciate the convenience of kitchenware designed to make their work easier. Those who delight in entertaining and take pride in a beautifully decorated table will definitely find appeal in Kuhn Rikon products. They are stunningly styled yet superbly functional.

About Kuhn Rikon Farmers Market Knives
-Colorful and Fun
-Made from Japanese stainless steel for long lasting top performance

My Thoughts
I received 2 …

Google PR Rank Updated Again

For all you bloggers out there, you know that Googles PR Rank is an important number and Google usually doesn't update it too often. They updated about a month ago so I was surprised to see it updated again today.

I went from a PR of 0 to a PR of 2. YAY!

Go check out your PR rank to see if it's changed :)

Life Savers Mints Coupons Each Monday in August

This summer, Life Savers Mints is sharing with those who share their ride.  Each Monday in August, thousands of fans will claim a coupon toward a Life Savers Mints new 85-count bottle when they take the Carpool Pledge on the brand’s Facebook page.

WHEN: Monday’s in August (12pm ET-11:59pm ET (while supplies last)*) Monday, August 1: FREE Life Savers® Mints Bottle Coupons*Monday, August 8: FREE Life Savers® Mints Bottle Coupons*Monday, August 15: $1-OFF Life Savers® Mints Bottle Coupons*Monday, August 22: $1-OFF Life Savers® Mints Bottle Coupons*Monday, August 29: $1-OFF Life Savers® Mints Bottle Coupons*
WHY: It’s August, temperatures are hot and gas & AC won’t pay for themselves. Share a car ride and Life Savers Mints will share with you a coupon good toward a Life Savers Mints 85-count bottle. Life’s just better when we share!
WHERE: Each Monday in August, Life Savers Mints Facebook fans can visit for their chance to claim on…

Christmas in July Giveaway Winner!

There were 411 entries. picked #357-cyndi

Thanks to all who entered!

Winner has been emailed.

August Blog Hop Giveaway--Kodak Easyshare C195 Digital Camera!

Welcome to our August Blog Giveaway! We have teamed up with some amazing blogs to offer an amazing giveaway that will run from August 1st to August 14th! 

Ben's Outlet has been awesome enough to sponsor an AMAZING Camera for this month's Blog Hop Giveaway! KODAK EASYSHARE C195 Digital Camera
With 5X optical zoom the KODAK EASYSHARE C195 Digital Camera lets you shoot top-notch pictures with ease. And, when you press Kodak’s Share button, you can instantly tag and share those pictures with the world.
To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is follow Ben's Outlet on Facebook and each blog… either via GFC, Networked Blogs, or email… That will get you a full sixteen entries. If you want extra entries, you can do this by following each blog on Facebook and/or Twitter.
To enter – fill in the entry form below! (Comments, though appreciated are not counted as an entry) Also, we would love if you could let Ben's Outlet know that you appreciate this giveaway!