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Enter to Win $1500 in Valentine’s Day Gifts! #ValentinesDayGiveaway

Welcome to the Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes! You can Enter to Win more than $1,500 in Prizes!

Valentine’s Day always sneaks up on us after the holidays and many of our bank accounts are still recovering from the year-end gifting. February 14th no matter how large or small the token of affection is. This year, is going to sweeten the deal by hosting a giveaway with over $1,500 in Prizes up for grabs! You can find the perfect gift for even the hardest honey to shop for. Does your husband love a good stogie every now and then? If yes, then you’re in luck with a $50 gift card and cigar sampler from New Gotham Cigar. Looking for a little bling for your special someone? Score a gift card to Kay or Jared. Flowers and candy are always a big hit and ProFlowers and Shari’s Berries will have you covered… in chocolate and roses! Other amazing prizes available include a $100 gift card to Philosophy, Hotter Shoes and NOVICA. These are just a few of the amazing items you could get your hands on, so sign up now before Cupid beats you to it!

The $1500 Prize Pack Includes

Gotham Cigars :: {$50 Gift Card + A Cigar Sampler (Total Value $99)} $50 for your Valentine to choose his own cigars as well as a sampler that includes a lighter, cutter and a butane. The “My Guy” Cigar Gift is bound to please the stogie lover in your life.

David’s Cookies :: {3 Month Membership to the 2 lb Cookie of the Month Club} Not only is David’s Cookie of the Month Club a unique gift idea for your loved ones who live far away, but you can also get a subscription for the home and treat yourself to a monthly delivery of great gourmet cookies.

GUM Brands :: {Dental Care Date Pack ($100 Value)} If you plan in puckering up for that special someone this Valentine’s Day GUM Brands is here to make sure your pearly whites impress. This Date pack includes $100 worth of floss, a variety of toothbrushes for people of all ages, tongue cleaners, oral care cleaning kit and oral probiotics. Smile! :: {$100 Gift Card} If you've always dreamed of being naturally beautiful, now you can be. TimeToSpa carries products that embrace the entire balance of your body inside and out. With products like CND sea salt exfoliators, to Jou remedy supplements, for your joints, knees, and more, you will be feeling happy with every part of your body. At you can chat with a professional consultant to find the best products for your body to be on your way to a spa lifestyle full of smiles. :: {$100 Gift Card} Philosophy is a company that offers exclusive skin care products, fragrances, bath and body products, and gift sets. With over 30 years of experience in clinical skin care and beauty, Philosophy provides you with innovative, effective, and natural products you’ll love.

Hotter Shoes :: {$100 Gift Card} When you’re wearing stylish shoes, you feel fabulous even if your feet aren't feeling so hot. Hotter Shoes eliminates the need to have to pick between style and comfort. Hotter Shoes is dedicated to providing men and women with shoes that will make them feel fabulous both inside and out. :: {$100 Gift Card} Essential Derm Care emphasizes a very straightforward approach to achieve youthful, healthy skin. They’re committed to carrying only the finest formulated professional skincare brands and source directly from the manufacturers in the original factory seal and packaging to guarantee product authenticity. Customers will find dozens of brands such as Murad, Luzern, Obagi and Peter Thomas Roth.

NOVICA :: {$100 Gift Card} At NOVICA, we live by one simple mantra: spread happiness! We connect artisans to a global marketplace of socially conscious customers. Shop handcrafted jewelry, decor and gifts at NOVICA and feel the joy of nurturing and elevating the craft of global artisans.

Kay Jewelers :: {$100 Gift Card} Whether it is a proposal or anniversary, jewelry is one of the highest ticket items to purchase … especially when you’re on a budget. Kay Jewelers provides customers with the largest selection of high quality jewelry while also working to provide attainable prices. This is why this company is always such a pleasure to work with. Surprise your loved one with beautiful jewelry that they will cherish for years to come.

Jared The Galleria of Jewelry :: {$100 Gift Card} In case Mr. Right didn't go to Jared this year, this gift card will allow you to pick out something nice for yourself. Now you can say “I went to Jared”.

World of Watches :: {$100 Gift Card} World of Watches has last minute gifts and brilliant custom designer watches for every customer. You can save big simply by shopping their annual deals and limited-time events.

GEMROC :: {$100 Gift Card} is comprised of best-in-class artists, metal smiths, and production specialists who source materials from suppliers all around the world to create quality jewelry at affordable prices. Because we are a manufacturer, we eliminate the middleman and pass on the savings – up to 80% off retail packages – on to you!

Mrs. Prindables :: {$100 Gift Card} Mrs. Prindables knows how to make their products sweeter with prices that agree with your wallet. It’s Apple a Month program, sale items, and pick-your-price options bring you delectable treats you cannot get enough of. Mrs. Prindables draws you in with their mouthwatering products and keeps you there with their affordable pricing.

ProFlowers :: {$150 Gift Card} Sending a beautiful floral arrangement to a loved one doesn't mean you have to break the bank. You can show someone you care with an amazing bouquet from ProFlowers, at a price you’ll find agreeable. Select styles go on sale before each holiday or season - when love is in the air! In addition, customers can routinely get free vases with their purchase. Go ahead; put a smile on someone’s face.

Shari’s Berries :: {$150 Gift Card} For an unforgettable gift that will leave the recipient with a sweet taste in their mouth (literally) go to, but try not to drool on your keyboard. Shari’s Berries makes hand dipped chocolate strawberries, freshly baked and hand-dipped cookies, and chocolate roses to show someone you love you’re thinking about them.

1800 Fields of Europe Romance Bouquet :: {Bouquet Valued at $69.99 + Free Delivery} At the heart of every great European city is a flourishing flower market. With gorgeous red and pink roses, lilies, Gerber daisies and alstroemeria, this "field-gathered" bouquet in a glass vase with satin ribbon is a romantic taste of an old-world tradition.

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China Glaze Crinkled Chrome Collection

It is so cold and snowy here! But I must say, if I look closely, I can see all kinds of shimmer and shine in the dead of winter. Frost glistens on windows, lights twinkle in the night and decorations adorn doorways. This cold winter season, give your nails a shine all their own with Crinkled Chrome from China Glaze. This is where high-shine chrome meets wintery pastels for a crinkled metal look. The crinkled texture is similar to the textured polishes out there right now.

You can create a cool, crinkled impact in one of these six pastel colors. Top Row (left to right): Aluminate (cool silver), I’m A Chromantic (baby pink), Crush, Crush Baby (powder purple). Bottom Row (left to right): Iron Out The Details (icy blue), Don’t Be Foiled (soft teal), Wrinkling The Sheets (light powder green). I am not a huge fan of crinkled polish, but I do like the icy, shimmery tones. My favorite is Don’t Be Foiled.

Chrome takes on a feminine flair with China Glaze Crinkled Chrome. These six gorgeous colors retain the sophisticated, polished appeal of the season, but add a contemporary edge and sense of novelty to winter nails. If you are looking for something different and edgy with a cool twist for winter, this would be it! What is your favorite color?

Chicken Soup for the Soul :: Just Us Girls :: Review and Giveaway {Three Winners}

A woman’s friends are the family she picks herself. I am excited to share this collection of 101 touching and amusing stories celebrates all that is special about the bonds that women share with their friends - the unique spirit of female friendship. The latest book from the Chicken Soup for the Soul series is Just Us Girls. Nothing beats the friendship between women - the understanding and support during tough times, the laughter and fun during good times.  

Whether it’s about something funny or serious, our friends are the first ones we think to call. They are a constant source of support and encouragement. This book is filled with great friendship stories that you’ll love reading and sharing with your friends. Here is a review from Amazon.
"I really enjoyed this selection. Heartwarming stories of women coming together through friendship will bring you to be thankful for those special friendships that have touched your life. You will find stories here that are real and powerful. You will be touched by the stories written by these women who have opened their hearts to share the beauty of what a friend means to them."
These stories will make you laugh out loud, tear up a little, and call a friend to share what you've read. Chicken Soup for the Soul is giving my readers a chance to win a copy of Just Us Girls. There will be three winners!

Three Year Blogoversary Celebration Giveaway :: Enter to Win a $50 Erin Condren Gift Card!

Happy Blogoversary to me! Happy Blogoversary to me! (I'll let you finish the jingle.) I am so excited to celebrate my Three Year Blogoversary with you! The time has gone by so quickly! I want to thank each and every one of my awesome readers who come back and continue to support me. You guys rock and I appreciate it so much!

All you need is Erin Condren ... and love! I am thrilled to once again be teaming up with Erin Condren to celebrate my Blogoversary! Erin Condren is your source for the cutest personalized stationery, gift labels, photo cards, calendars and more you ever did see! I use many of their products and I am constantly being asked where I got them. My personal favorites would have to be the Teacher Lesson Planner and the Life Planner. Why yes, I do need both! I also could not keep my blog calendar organized without my Weekly Schedule Pad!

Next week Erin Condren is launching brand new products to its Island Fleur collection. You loved the incredible scent of the Island Fleur Scented Candle, so now they are expanding the Island Fleur Collection to include body butter and sugar scrub! I can't wait to try it!

Close your eyes and imagine you've escaped to an island paradise! This scent was created to capture memories of Erin Condren's honeymoon in Bora Bora. A blend of gardenia, tuberose and white florals perfectly balanced by ginger, spices and fresh greens take her back to white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and breezy blue skies! It is literally 1 degree here right now so I really need to be whisked away to somewhere warm! Stay tuned because the Island Fleur Collection expands next week!

While you are waiting, you can browse the amazing collection of goodies available at Erin Condren like Call Me Cards, Acrylic Trays, Life Planners, Acrylic Blocks, iPad Stickers, Canvas, Stationary and more! Trust me when I say browsing is half the fun!

Gorton’s Grilled Tilapia Tacos :: Enter to Win a Gorton's Prize Pack :: #RealFabulous

Gorton's Real Fabulous Review

The new year is here and so are the resolutions. So remember that when it comes to dinner, there is no need to sacrifice great taste for a slimmer waist. Keep your goals on track with Gorton’s Grilled Seafood options! Gorton’s Real Fabulous Seafood products are flame grilled and expertly seasoned. They are delicious on their own or in your favorite recipe. Look for Grilled Tilapia, Salmon, Haddock and Shrimp and add some sizzle to any meal.

I chose to create a recipe using the Grilled Seafood Signature Grilled Tilapia. Made with 5-Star Tilapia, Gorton's Signature Grilled Tilapia Fillets are flame-grilled and expertly seasoned with a classic blend of real herbs and spices. Easily prepared in your oven or microwave, they bring the flavor of outdoor grilling to your table. Plus, they’re 80 calories per fillet and gluten free!

These Grilled Tilapia Tacos were easy and delicious! You've had beef and chicken – but have you tried fish tacos? This fresh variation on a favorite meal is sure to please. Make them spicy, make them mild; crunchy, or soft - it's easy to add toppings so everyone's taste buds are happy.

1 package Gorton’s Grilled Signature Tilapia (2 fillets)
4 taco shells 
1 cup lettuce shredded
1/4 cup tomatoes chopped
1/2 cup Mexican blend cheese shredded

  1. Prepare grilled fillets according to package directions. Cool slightly. Cut each fillet into strips.
  2. Place several fillet strips in each taco. Fill taco shells with lettuce, cheese and tomatoes.

The Grilled Tilapia Tacos were a hit! They were light and filling, while still being delicious. I loved the seasoning combined with the taco toppings. So good! Next I want to try this Grilled Fillet Salad - yum!

Don't miss your chance to participate in the Real Fabulous Sweepstakes! Enter daily for your chance to win a $1,000 Makeover Grand Prize and Weekly Prizes! You may also visit Gorton's to download coupons, find recipes and explore products.

Swiffer Sweep & Trap Review #NewFromSwiffer

Have you heard about the new Swiffer Sweep & Trap? It uses rotating blades to pick up large particles and flicks them into a dirt bin. At the same time, the attached Swiffer Sweeper dry cloth traps dirt, dust and hair that brooms can leave behind. This innovative combination cleans up big and small messes in a single swipe. It has the same convenience as an original Swiffer, but can now pick up large particles. I was sent a starter kit to try, along with some mess demonstrations.

Mess #1 consisted of wood chips. Some of the particles were very fine, so I was not sure how it would pick up. 

It picked up about 90% in one pass. I love the 360 degree swivel head. It made it easy to go back and forth until I had most of it.

See the wood chips trapped in the Swiffer Sweep & Trap. But then I lifted it up and ...

Some of the particles fell out. Not too bad though. I see the Swiffer Sweeper dry cloth picked up some of the fine pieces. This was about as good as I could get with the wood chip demonstration. Onto Mess #2!

Mess #2 consisted of some nuts and bolts. These are heavier and bulkier of course. So let's see what happens!

You can see the nuts and bolts trapped inside! I gave it about three passes and they were all picked up! Impressive! Overall, you might have trouble with very fine messes. It will clean up most of it. But if you have something bulkier like cereal, perhaps, it should pick it up in a few passes.

I found the Swiffer Sweep & Trap easy to use. It uses no batteries and was simple to assemble. Remember that Sweep & Trap is only intended for dry pick-up on hard floor surfaces. Always use it with a Swiffer Sweeper dry cloth attached to the bottom. It uses the same dry cloths as the Swiffer Sweeper. I also like that it is lightweight, compact and has an ergonomic handle. The rotating blades and dirt bin are easily removed for cleaning and just as easy to reattach. No batteries or power is required so it’s just as quick to use as a broom, but it’ll give you a much better clean.

Household Uses Include
Stray Food Bits and Dust Buildup
Easy to use and lightweight, Sweep & Trap’s rotating blades get bigger messes like cereal while the dry cloth gets the fine particles of dust.

Hardwood Floors
Sweep & Trap’s rotating blades are soft so they won’t scratch your hardwood floors as they pick up messes. A textured Swiffer Sweeper dry cloth traps and locks fine dirt and dust.

PrintKEG :: The Cheap Online Printing Company :: Win $50 in Custom T-Shirts {Three Winners}

Looking for Cheap Online Printing? Then you need to check out PrintKEG. While most online printers are either too expensive to place small orders or don't offer small orders at all, PrintKEG was created just for you! Why order one thousand brochures if you only need three hundred? They knew they could provide a high quality product at unbelievable rates compared to the competition.

You can print posters, flyers, postcards, t-shirts, newsletters, books, stationery and much more. Not only are they the cheapest, they also print using rich colors and premium papers. Their low prices are backed by an industry-leading 100% guarantee.

PrintKEG is unique in two very important ways. First, they strive to offer a customer service experience that is highly personal. The PrintKEG staff is easy to reach, very flexible and accommodating to deadlines. They want to ensure each and every customer is 100% happy with every aspect of their company. 

Second, they focus on small print projects which is why they provide many low quantity options so inexpensively. Artists, graphic designers, small business owners and print brokers can consistently depend on their printing services and low prices.

PrintKEG wants you to give them a try! They are offering three of my lucky readers $50 in store credit which can be used to print your very own custom t-shirts! How cool!

PrintKEG’s custom t-shirt printing service boasts over 30 shirt styles for both genders, reliable brands such as Hanes and Gildan plus a fancy new online designer. With the latest in direct-to-garment technology, they provide wonderful full color t-shirt printing at incredible prices.

Number 4 High Performance Hair Care Review

Out with the old and in with the new, right? That goes for your hair care too! Remember: The most beautiful things in life are found in the simple. That is what Number 4 Hair Care believes and I do too! The Number 4 collection was founded with the mission to develop a creative, high performance hair care line that runs parallel to fashion, science, art, music and industrial design creative cycles.

They also exclude all ingredients potentially toxic to humans, rare vintage couture, and our dear environment; 100% Vegan, Sulfate & Sodium Chloride Free, Gluten Free, Bad Taste and Paraben Free formulas are never ever tested on any animal. I love it!

I had the opportunity to review this great Knot-ty or Nice Polish & Mist Gift Set! I loved the simple packaging and was excited to try the products. I loved how the products came with sparkly Maddyloo Hair Ties to add a little edge or a touch of glam. You could use them to rock a messy bun, or add polish to a pony. Think Alice in Chains or Alice in Wonderland - the choice is yours with these must-have style accessories!

Want lightweight shine all day that lasts well into the evening? Then Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil is just what you need. Just distribute 1-2 pumps on damp hair, style and then reapply to dry hair. Yes, it really is that easy! This lightweight, hair repair treatment serum with FluoroSiliconce illuminates hair with time defying shine plus UV and humidity protection. I have really thick hair, so I was impressed with how it reduced my blow dry time while dishing out dazzling results. I also like to use it on dry hair to reduce frizz and flyaways, and add shine!

I finished off my style with the Non Aerosol Hair Spray. This is the spray that allows you to achieve style and natural body in a “Green House” fashion. Since I normally wear my hair wavy, I like that it is a workable spray that achieves all-day hold without stiffness. With a flexible, strong hold, natural movement, and humidity resistant formula, you’ll achieve instant extremes of dramatic perplexity. It also provides extra conditioning to help repair damaged hair and flyaways. How cool is that?! So without further ado, here is the result!

Keep in mind I only used the Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil and the Non Aerosol Hair Spray on my hair. That's it! I used a diffuser to blow dry and I was finished! I absolutely love the shine and the texture that these products provide. Try them for yourself and you will see!

Organize Your Food with Sistema

It's 2014! Time to get organized! Organize your kitchen with these innovative plastic products. Every food storage container in the Sistema Collection is lead- and BPA-free, ensuring safety for you and your family.

There is a great Sistema Sale happening at zulily! You can get great sets like this one at unbelievable prices! 

I also really like the microwavable options for easy food preparation! Check out the Sistema Sale and find your favorite!

15% off Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and now is the time to pick the perfect gift! Now through January 31st, Layla Grayce is offering 15% off Valentine's Day Gifts with promo code LOVE15. Don't miss your chance to shop and save on aprons, fashion accessories and more. Happy Shopping!

Enter to Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

It’s time for another fabulous giveaway! This time one lucky winner will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card to spend on anything their heart desires. Remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter.

Sverve Turns One Sweepstakes :: Win 1 of 5 $50 Amazon Gift Cards :: #SverveTurns1

Sverve just turned 1 year old! They are having an awesome giveaway to celebrate. Enter and you will have a chance to win 1 of 5 $50 Amazon Gift Cards! To start, just click HERE and follow the instructions on the next page. The page will show you how you can follow Sverve's Pinterest Board and RePin the images you like OR pin your own inspiration with the hashtag #SverveTurns1. Super easy! Good Luck!

You are providing your information to Sverve and not to Pinterest. The entry page is powered by Sverve. Sverve does not endorse, or sponsor this promotion. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Pinterest. By participating, you hereby release and hold harmless Pinterest from any and all liability associated with this promotion. Read Full Terms. Sweepstakes ends January 31, 2014.

Colorful Floor Length Prom Dress Options

It has been a long time since I have even thought about prom dresses! Why does it seem like I only had like ten to choose from back then? No fair! My prom dress was this ugly mint color and had ruffles everywhere. It looked terrible with my skin tone. What was I thinking? Well it was the early 90's so I guess I can use that as an excuse!

The girls today have so many beautiful options in a large selection of floor length prom dresses in gorgeous colors! How beautiful is the Princess Sweetheart Tulle Charmeuse Prom Dress shown above? I love the beading detail and that color is just fantastic! 

I also love this one in the 2014 Pantone color of the year! This Princess Sweetheart Chiffon Holiday Dress With Ruffle is soft and elegant. The beautiful orchid color is sure to be a hit since it is the color of the year. I love the overlay on this one. 

This stunning Princess One-Shoulder Chiffon Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading is perfect for the girl who wants to dance the night away! The daffodil color is perfect for prom season and looks great on almost any skin tone. The best part? It is definitely a twirl dress. Can't you just see her spinning and twirling on the dance floor?

Whatever your style, check out I was so impressed with their large selection. The color options are unreal. Literally any color of the rainbow you can imagine is available. For example, the dress shown above is available in 30 colors! Wow! I think I would choose something in this beautiful fuchsia color if I had the chance to redo my high school prom. Oh - and it would have plenty of bling like this one. If you could do it all over again, what kind of prom dress would you choose?