Friday, November 28, 2014

A Gift Personalized Review and Discount Code

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Affiliate links offers a large variety of personalized products. The offer so much, that you are certain to find something for just about everyone on your list! Shopping through their site is really easy and fun and they have a lot of different options for searching and browsing for that perfect gift! 

I was given the opportunity to review the Personalized Addie Tote.  The bag comes in six different colors and you can choose from 15 different threads to make your own custom, personalized bag.  The bag is attractive and functional  and I don't know very many women who couldn't find a use for another great bag!  The bag measures 14" by 12" and can be personalized with 1 line up to 10 characters.

I decided to get a Personalized Addie Tote for my sister-in-law.I was very happy with the quality of the bag. It is made with a very heavy canvas that can hold a lot of weight and, I would imagine, would last for years.  I like the ribbon which really helps to make the bag more feminine and fun. There is nothing quite like a product that is attractive and functional!  Of course, I also love that it is versatile and can be used as an everyday bag or even as a gift bag for other gifts! Additionally, the bag is  affordable which is really important when I am shopping this time of year. I am sure that she will absolutely cherish this bag! I know I would. 

Buy it here: You can start your holiday shopping at A Gift Personalized.  You can get 15% off sitewide AND free shipping with a $35 order by entering the code agpfreeship11 - what a deal!

*I was provided with the above mentioned product for the purpose of facilitating this post. All opinions expressed are my own. 

Last Chance: The Three Dogateers Giveaway Ends Tonight!

This is your last chance to enter The Three Dogateers giveaway! You can read my full review and check out the blog app here and enter to win below! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Cyber Monday Lovable Labels Weekend Sale!

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Now through December 1st you can save big with the Lovable Labels Cyber Monday Weekend Sale! There are 4 Big Deals all weekend to include:
Big Deal #1: 50% off Slimline Labels (Now $9.95)
Big Deal #2: 50% off Sticker Labels (Now $9.95)
Big Deal #3: $5 off Stocking Stuffers (Now $10)
Big Deal #4: $5 off Santa Sampler Packs! (Now $9.95)

PLUS Bonus:  FREE S&H all weekend long!!!

These are seriously the BEST labels ever. You can read one of my past reviews for more details. SHOP NOW! 

*I will be provided with a complimentary gift as a thank you for posting.

Black Friday Deal: Flirty Aprons - 50% OFF!!!

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WOW!  Now through December 3rd, you can get 50% off your order at Flirty Aprons  PLUS free shipping with the code BLACKFLIRTY50.  This is an amazing deal and these aprons are so adorable. Shop now! 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Last Chance: Pump It Up/Classic Christmas DVD Ends Thursday!

Thursday is your last chance to enter to win this amazing DVD featuring:
· Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
· The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold
· Pinocchio’s Christmas
· The Stingiest Man In Town
· The Year Without a Santa Claus Deluxe Edition
· Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
· Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
· Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
· ’Twas The Night Before Christmas
· Rudolph And Frosty’s Christmas In July

Plus, the winner will win passes it Pump it Up! You can read my full post and enter to win below. 

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What Gets You Through Thanksgiving? I've Been Featured!

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Bloggers were asked by Funny Face Cranberries what their tips were for getting through the holidays. I submitted a tip which is now featured! If you want to know some other great ideas for getting through Thanksgiving...find out here!

Awesome Pizza Bundle Dexas Deal for Black Friday!

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I have had the pleasure of working with Dexas in the past and I love their products (you can read my review here). They wanted to spread the word about this great Black Friday deal that is live now!  

Their pizza bundle includes a large pizza cutting and serving board with wire rack, a matching color Pizza Cutter Wheel and a pair of our silicone Mini-Mitts for handing hot things from the oven or grill. The pizza board doesn’t go in the oven, but it is ideal for transferring and carrying the pizza to the table and cutting it fresh right there with the Pizza Wheel. Total retail value of the set is $48, but they  are offering it during the Black Friday through Cyber Monday time period for only $19.99, plus free shipping. 

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WOW! Mattel & Fisher Price Select Toys - 50% Off - Today Only!

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Amazon's Deal of the Day is  amazing for all you parents and grandparents out there. Today only, they have a selection of 56 toys  that are 50% off. The selection includes Barbies, Little People, Monster High, DC Comics, and more!  SHOP NOW

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Last Chance: Chicken Soup for the Soul Giveaway Ends 11/26

Wednesday is the last day you can enter to win Chicken Soul for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength. There will be THREE winners and it is open to US and Canada! You can read my full review here and enter to win below.

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Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Gifts for Her, Giveaway, Plus Coupon Codes

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1. Mommy MD Guides

If you have a pregnant woman (or a woman who recently had a baby) on your list this year, then look no further because the Mommy MD Guides are must-haves.   The books are filled with advice of over 150 credentialed experts and coauthored by Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH.  In addition to being experts, the contributors are also mothers. The advice in the books are proven effective tips that are presented in an easy-to-read format. The books are filled with useful information about common complaints and celebration of pregnancy and parenting that most moms face.  The books in the series include:
  • The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
  • The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby's First Year
  • The Mommy MD Guide to the Toddler Years
  • The Mommy MD Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great
I was given the opportunity to review the Pregnancy and Birth and Your Baby's First Year books. Although my time has passed when I will personally need these, I still have a lot of friends who are having babies and I remember vividly how overwhelming both pregnancy and infancy were.  I would have absolutely cherished these books if I would have had them about 10-12 years ago.  There is a ton of information in each of these editions, but it is presented in an easy-to-read format. Each chapter contains critical need-to-know facts and also includes quotes and suggestions from the coauthors. It does not read too clinical and some of the stories and captions are entertaining as well. These are definitely must-haves for women who are expecting! 

Buy it here: You can buy the Mommy MD books online on many sites, including Amazon,,, and can be found at bookstores nationwide.

2. Canvas4Life

Canvas photos have become my go-to present for just about every holiday and event you can think of. They make amazing gifts that can last a lifetime. Canvas4Life is a fantastic resource for creating your very own amazing canvas print. Each of their canvas prints are professionally made using the latest equipment and stretched to the correct tension equally over all dimensions. They are then mounted onto real artist stretcher bars, with corner wedges inserted. They offer a lot of great choices which can further help you make an amazing canvas print to include frame depth and coating choices. They also include free shipping as well as a money-back guarantee.

I was able to review the canvas pictured above earlier this year and gave it to my cousin and his bride for their wedding. They were thrilled with the outcome and so was I! You can read my full review here

Buy it here: You can create your very own canvas on the Canvas4Life website.

3. Flirty Aprons 

Flirty Aprons are a collection of fun and flattering aprons that combine modern style with a perfect fit to make cooking an absolutely fashionable event. They offer over 50 styles, have aprons for everyone in the home to include kids, and also offer a selection of bibs and oven mitts. Their aprons are made of 100% cotton and the wide variety of styles are sure to appeal to just about every personality! Their products are baked with a 30 day guarantee and they offer "super fast" shipping. I have a Flirty Apron and I absolutely adore it. They have so many great styles so you can choose the perfect apron for every woman on your list! You can read my past review here for more details.

Buy it here: You can purchase
 men's, women's, and children's aprons from the Flirty Aprons website. Enter the code HOLIDAY25 for a 25% off discount through 1/1/2015!

4. Melting Pot Cookbook

The Melting Pot Cookbook is an old-fashioned book from the days when the US was a Melting Pot. Then Grandma was a young cook and baker looking to friends and acquaintances for great recipes to impress her family (and her new in-laws). She had limited skills and knowledge of the kitchen, so the recipes had to be easy to make. And she and Grandpa didn't have money to waste, so they had to use common ingredients already in her kitchen.

Included in the cookbook are the following: appetizers, soup, entrees, vegetables, salads, salad dressing/sauces/stuffings, pasta dishes, hot breads/sweet breads/rolls/etc, cookings & cupcakes, cakes, icings (frostings)/glazes & fillings, pies, and desserts. The recipes are easy to follow and there are plenty of recipes that had ingredients likely already found in your kitchen. It is a pictureless cookbook but there are tons of recipes included! I decided to stick with what I know best - desserts! 

I made this delicious Chocolate Layer Pie and my family was thrilled!
Chocolate Layer Pie
unbaked pie shell
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate tidbits
1 whole egg
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1&2/3 cups evaporated milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar

Melt tidbits and cool. Beat whole egg and 2 egg yolks, and add first sugar, salt and vanilla. Blend well. Then add milk, water, and melted chocolate. Pour into pie shell and bake in 250 degree oven for 25-30 minutes (though mine took almost 45 minutes), until knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and put on rack to cool. Then prepare meringue:

Meringue: Beat egg whites until stiff, add second sugar gradually. Spread over cold pie but be sure that meringue extends completely to crust edge or else meringue will "weep", or draw back and turn brown and get a bit watery. 

Return to 325 degree oven (note oven temperature) and bake for 15 minutes. Be sure pie sets before slicing; 4-5 hours should elapse between baking and eating. 

Buy it here: You can purchase The Melting Pit Cookbook from Amazon

Win it here: 
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5. Music Box Attic

Music Box Attic was founded in 1993 and has grown to be one of the largest online retailers of musical gifts in the world. The company exists to inspire the world with their gifts of song. Their goal is to provide the highest level of service and the broadest selection of the highest selection of the highest quality products at competitive prices.

The company offers a wide range of different products for men, women, and children. They offer classic ballerina boxes, custom boxes, and additional collectibles. Not only do you get to pick out your perfect box, but you also get to choose from over 380 songs. When shopping, you can listen to samples of the songs right on their website so you can get the perfect music box! You can read my past review here.

Buy it here: You can purchase a music box from the Music Box Attic.  Enter the code MBA10OFF for a $10 off discount when you spend between $50-$100, MBA15OFF for a $15 discount when you spend between $101-$150, MBA20OFF when you spend between $151-$200, or MBA25OFF when you spend $201 or more! 

*Included in this gift guide are products I was provided to review at some point.