Showing posts from September, 2011

Clorox Green Works Products Review

I have a secret to share with all my fabulous readers. I hate cleaning but not for the reason you might think. While I don't mind the actual act of cleaning because I love a clean home, I hate the fumes of the cleaning products I have to use to get the job done.

As part of a recent campaign at Mom Bloggers Club, I was asked to review 4 Clorox Green Works cleaning products. Now, I will admit that I have seen these products on the shelves at the stores but never thought to actually purchase them. Why you might be wondering. Well, I will tell you the honest truth. It's because I didn't think they would work as well as the chemical based products. 

I was sent Clorox Green Works: Naturally Derived Cleaning Wipes, Naturally Derived All Purpose Cleaner, Laundry Detergent and Naturally Derived Bathroom Cleaner.

Clorox Naturally Derived Cleaning Wipes-
These pack some serious cleaning power and are made with naturally derived ingredients, such as citric acid and wood fibers. That me…

Smelly Towel Review & Giveaway

Last week I did a review of Smelly Washer, which you can view here. The makers of Smelly Washer have also asked me to review their Smelly Towel product.

About Smelly Towel-
12 oz. bottle / Up to a 1 year supply Smelly Towel Cleaner will remove mildew odor from your towels and clothing and also makes a great detergent booster! Just a teaspoon with your detergent (even liquid detergent) will enhance colors and keep your towels and clothing looking like new! Unlike Smelly Washer it has a garden fresh fragrance that people love!
During my review of Smelly Washer, I mentioned that prior to using Smelly Washer, my clothing never seemed to smell clean and that after using it, my clothing smelled fresh and clean once again. What I didn't mention was that my towels smelled better than they had, they still came out with a bit of mildew smell. So I was excited to try Smelly Towel as it would be my last resort. If Smelly Towel didn't work, nothing would and either I would just dea…

Teas' Tea Review

Did you know that the tradition of "Drinking Tea" to maintain good health dates back to early Buddhist texts and Chinese manuals on healing herbs? Camellia Sinensis (the tea plant) is described as being a potent medicine to promote good health and longevity.
An array of studies have shown correlations between green tea and good cardio health & blood circulation, maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels, improvement of brain function, an aid in healthy weight maintenance and alleviation of obesity, a contributing factor to good oral health, immune system boost and more - a long list of positive health implications.

Green tea has potent antiviral and antibacterial properties. The tea polyphenols are strong antioxidants - catechin being the strongest property, and often referred to as EGCG. Research has shown that Catechins may help cancer and tumor prevention, along with preventing a multitude of aliments.
I always knew tea was a healthy option but had no idea i…

Burgers' Smokehouse Review

Recently, I was browsing the internet and stumbled upon Burgers' Smokehouse. Their meats and other items looked so yummy so I sent them an email to see if I could do a review. They happily agreed! I was so excited because I love food. I didn't have to wait long. I spoke with Cathy at Burgers' Smokehouse via phone on a Wednesday to discuss things and I had my goodies that Friday!
About Burgers' Smokehouse Since 1952, Burgers' Smokehouse, located in California, Missouri, has been providing the highest quality food with the convenience of door-to-door delivery. They follow stringent standards of craftsmanship with meticulous attention to detail ensuring that every meal is delicious and hassle free. 
Burgers' Smokehouse was generous and sent me: 2 trays of pulled pork BBQ, 2 packages of their city ham steaks, a tray of their rosemary garlic boneless skinless chicken breasts and an apple pie.
Their pulled pork BBQ couldn't have been any more simple to prepare. I jus… Gift Code Giveaway! ENDS WEDNESDAY!

Because I am signed up at Klout, I sometimes receive perks. I just received a $25.00 gift code from Klout but won't be using it before it expires this Friday, September 30th. So I am giving it away!

This giveaway will be quick due to the expiration of the code. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER IF YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO THE WINNING EMAIL QUICKLY AND USE THE CODE BY FRIDAY. I DON'T WANT IT TO BE WASTED. Giveaway ends Wednesday night at 11:59 pm eastern time. Winner will be emailed on Thursday so please keep this in mind! Use the Rafflecopter widget for entries. If you cannot see the widget below, refresh the page and/or be sure you have javascript enabled on your computer.

Smelly Washer Review & Giveaway

I never noticed a bad odor coming from my washer, however, I did notice that my clothing never smelled entirely clean. It didn't seem to matter which laundry detergents I used or what fabric softeners I used either. I've tried them all! I recently discovered Smelly Washerand it's been a completely wonderful experience.

About Smelly Washer:
It's 24 treatments (up to a 1 year supply) of all natural clothes washer cleaner that safely and easily removes odor from ANY washing machine! Compare washer cleaners! Our advantages include: 24 treatments compared to 1-3 from competitors!We're completely natural!  Why clean with strong chemicals!After we clean your washer our products safely and easily remove mildew odor from towels and clothing!Smelly Washer Cleaner works amazingly well in your dishwasher!    My Thoughts: I followed the directions, which are 1 cap full into my empty washer. Turned on the hot water and let it fill up and let it soak.(I left the washer lid open) Afte…

Fall Festival Giveaway Hop! You could win an iPad2 or other great prizes! #RetailMeNotFallFest

Welcome to the Fall Giveaway Festival sponsored by RetailMeNot! This multi-blog event features 100+ giveaways each at $25 value or more plus an iPad2 giveaway.
RetailMeNot has every online coupon and promo code you could ever hope to find—all in one place. With the help of a dedicated community, RetailMeNot thrives as a money-saving mecca free of full-priced foes. With more than 1,000,000 coupons from over 100,000 stores, RetailMeNot is your go-to site when you want to grab the goods to create a one-of-a-kind Halloween costume, lock down the biggest savings on Black Friday and Cyber Monday or surf the Web for financial finds. RetailMeNot is giving away an iPad2 to one lucky person! Visit Sassy Mama in LA, Simply Stacie, Makobi Scribe and Matter of Cents to enter the giveaway. You can enter on each site and earn multiple entries in the giveaway or enter on just one- it's up to you! Good luck! My Fall Giveaway Festival sponsors are the fabulous Fairytale Brownies and FoundIt. Yo…

Walt Disney's Spooky Buddies DVD Giveaway!

I am excited to let you all know that the newest "Buddies" DVD release, Walt Disney's Spooky Buddies, will be hitting the shelves on September 20th, 2011.

Buddy Tips and Activities!  Included in the widget are tips to help care for the “buddies” in your home and fun activities for your kids and their “buddies”! Check it out! Who’s Your Buddy?  The Spooky Buddies widget has an exclusive “Buddy” quiz so you can find out which one of the Spooky Buddies would be your Buddy! 
To celebrate, one lucky reader will receive a copy of Spooky Buddies on DVD!

Fill out the Rafflecopter Widget for all entries. Be sure to include your twitter handle and/or facebook name in the "Extra Info" box on the form when entering via those methods. If you cannot see the Rafflecopter Widget, please refresh the page and/or make sure you have javascript enabled. 

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I'm looking for sponsors for reviews and giveaways

Fall is just about here and soon this means Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am looking for sponsors for product reviews and giveaways. Your product(s) don't need to be Fall/Christmas/Holiday themed but it's a great time to get those products out there for people to see in advance to those events.

Contact me if you are interested in working together. More information is on my Media Kit page at the top of the page as well.

CouponCabin's 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz Hop SIGN UP NOW!

We’ve got an upcoming giveaway hop that’s going to KNOCK your socks off! CouponCabin’s 25 Crazy Dayz of Giveawayz is hosted by Simply Stacie, Makobi Scribe and Sassy Mama in LA and sponsored by, a leading online destination for coupons including coupon codes, printables, grocery coupons and more.

You won’t believe the AMAZING prizes that CouponCabin will be giving to readers who enter the giveaway:
Grand Prize: MacBook Air (11-inch, 128GB; ARV $1,199)
First Runner Up: iPad2 (16GB, with Wi-Fi +3G; ARV $629)
Second Runner Up: $250 VISA Gift Card
Other Prizes: $100 VISA Gift Cards will be given out to four (4) additional winners
And here’s the BEST part… CouponCabin will ALSO be giving away the same awesome prizes to bloggers who participate in the giveaway hop:
The blogger who refers the most readers to the giveaway will win a MacBook Air
The blogger who refers the 2nd most readers to the giveaway will win an iPad2
The blogger who refers the 3rd most readers to the giveaway…

New negative trends in the blogging world?

I admit that I am relatively new to the blogging world but things have been coming together for me nicely. I love all of my followers on my blog, twitter and facebook but I have been noticing some not so good trends lately.

I am not sure if this post is meant to be a vent or just observations but certain trends have been bothering me. I am beginning to wonder if it's me and my blog or just things that come with the territory.

Bloggers do a lot of behind the scene work that you as followers may not know. We contact and talk with companies about doing reviews and giveaways on our blogs. Most of the time it is USwho do the legwork and opportunities don't just appear in our email. Some do but only 50% or so. So it's disheartening when the trend as of lately is for companies and PR companies to respond via email and are accepting about working with us as bloggers and then have things go down hill.

The first trend I have dealt with is the one where companies or PR reps answer em…

The Social Picnic $500 and Tablet Giveaway! #SocialPicnic2

The Social Picnic event is finally here, hosted by This Lil Piglet and Family Approve. To enter the giveaway, the Rafflecopter giveaway form will be located on participating blogs September 1- 12:01 AM EST - 8th 12:01 AM EST. I am participating in this huge event and you can gain entries for each thing you complete on the Rafflecopter form, including following my blog via GFC(right side bar), Liking me on Facebook and Following me on Twitter. If you do those 3 things, you will have 3 entries into the giveaway. Be sure to do as many entries as you can to get the most chances to win!
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$500 Cash via PayPal
Next6 Android TabletIf you like reading books, browse the internet, listen to music, view your favorite photo albums or videos, Next6 is your new best friend. Its sleek design, touch screen feature, 7 inches color display,and WiFi is nothing short of amazing. As an added bonus, Next6 also comes with 25 free preloaded books. With one touch, you can open your favorite book an…