Thursday, December 12, 2013

SUMMERSOX ends December 27th and is open to the US only

WHAT ARE SUMMERSOX?
They are NOT peds and they are NOT shoe insoles. SummerSox are the very first and only 100% flat, true, no-show socks. These hot new fashion accessories are the stylish solution to getting that no-sock look in almost all shoes with the benefits of a sock: cleaner, dryer, more comfortable feet and fresher shoes. Ultra-thin and soft, they slip easily into shoes and stick to insoles to provide discreet all day comfort until taken out to wash and use over and over again.
WHY SUMMERSOX?
STYLE Many of today’s styles demand that no-sock look. SummerSox are the world’s first completely flat, topless socks that give you the no-sock look in your favorite shoes: flats, heels, wedges, slides, sandals, loafers, and flip-flops.
COMFORT When its hot, going barefoot in shoes causes sweaty feet to slip around and shoes start to smell. When the weather is cold, thin socks and stockings leave your feet feeling cold and damp. SummerSox are the perfect solution to these problems because they provide a soft, comfortable, absorbent layer between feet and shoe insoles to prevent slipping. They keep feet cool and dry in the heat, and warmer in cold. Because of their thin design, even when layered with stockings, they won’t affect sizing and make shoes too tight like shoe inserts often do.
HYGIENE A fresh pair of naturally absorbent SummerSox each day helps improve foot hygiene and keep shoes fresh because, unlike traditional shoe inserts, they are designed to be machine washed and dried after each use to remove daily sweat, dirt and bacteria that would otherwise stay in shoes.
Check out this video to learn how to make shoes more comfortable with stylish ultra-thin SummerSox!
SUMMERSOX MAKE THE PERFECT STOCKING STUFFERS
Now through Christmas, enjoy special holiday savings… Sale on all SummerSox (including new styles and prints), plus buy 3 get 4th pair FREE and FREE shipping.
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Prize: 1 full style pair and 1 thong style pair of SummerSox
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter. Giveaway ends December 27th and is open to the US only.
Disclaimer: SummerSox is sponsoring this giveaway and is responsible for prize fulfillment.

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eMeals is launching their new dessert plan




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eMeals is launching their new dessert plan! Get inspired each week to make incredible desserts. With mouth-watering recipes like Chocolate Pretzel Slab Pie, Buttery Toasted Vanilla Clusters or Crunchy Streusel Pumpkin Loaf, this plan is perfect for the dessert lover in all of us. Receive 3 indulgent dessert ideas every week including a mix of Crowd Pleasers, Quick & Easy options, and Skinny Sweets. This variety of sweet endings will fit the bill for weeknight desserts, casual entertaining and even healthy treats.

To celebrate their dessert launch, eMeals is also offering a Target gift card giveaway and more via a Pinterest contest! Go here (http://blog.emeals.com/emeals-pinterest-contest/) to enter to win!

eMeals, the leader in online meal planning, is a comprehensive meal planning resource that helps provide healthy and delicious dinners for busy families and individuals. Endorsed by financial guru Dave Ramsey and highlighted in the Oprah Winfrey blog, the eMeals weekly dinner plans include grocery shopping lists and recipe instructions that are simple and easy to follow.
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Babo Botanicals offer





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Artesio Soft Touch Electric Pepper Mill and Grinder, by Ozeri Review



Artesio Soft Touch Electric Pepper Mill and Grinder, by Ozeri

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BCXC58
  • Durable ceramic mechanism easily grinds peppercorns, salt and spices
  • Seasons accurately with adjustable ceramic grinding mechanism that adjusts from fine to coarse
  • Features an ultra soft textured non-slip grip
  • Includes a built-in light that automatically turns on for clear and precise seasoning
  • See-through container makes monitoring pepper level easy and reveals the grinding action Satisfaction Guaranteed
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Product Description

The Ozeri Artesio Electric Grinder by Ozeri is the ultimate accompaniment to any dinning setting where a touch of fresh pepper (or salt) goes a long way. Designed to operate effortlessly, the Artesio combines an adjustable ceramic grinding mechanism with a battery-powered engine for push-button easy dispensing of pepper (or salt). Marketed almost exclusively by word of mouth, the battery powered Artesio consistently wins applause with its ability to grind peppercorns, salt and spices. The Artesio Electric Grinder by Ozeri also boasts an ultra-soft non-slip grip and a built-in light for low-lit dining ambiances. The Artesio requires no assembly and runs on 4 AA batteries (not included).
      
Cassandra's Review-  Artesio Soft Touch Electric Pepper Mill and Grinder  is effortless and produces immediate results, it is easy to use and is very affordable. it does run on 4 AA batteries and they are not included, in case you want to gift it.  It is a great product for anyone and I love how it grinds enough so that your not eating chunks of pepper.


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Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 12/31/13

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  Christmas trainThe Christmas Train In this children’s picture book, President Thomas S. Monson recounts a Christmas memory from his childhood. As a boy, he yearned for an electric train. To his delight, on Christmas morning he got exactly that a train that operated through the miracle of electricity. Then he noticed a second train that his mother had purchased for the boy down the street whose family was struggling. Although it was only a wind-up train, it had an beautiful oil tanker car, which little Tommy wanted for his own. Soon after, Tommy s mother invited him to accompany her to the neighbor s home to deliver the gift. Young Mark was thrilled with his new train and, of course, didn t notice the missing train car. However, a remorseful Tommy did. What happened next will bring the spirit of Christmas into every heart and home. Illustrated by renowned artist Dan Burr, The Christmas Train is sure to be a classic Christmas story and a beautiful addition to every Christmas library.
Includes a QR code for a FREE download of President Monson's narration of the story! Winner of the 2012 Gold Medal Mom's Choice Award!   Download the new interactive Christmas Train app for your iPad! The pages come alive with animations, sound effects, and narration by the author, Thomas S. Monson. Kids will love listening to a true Christmas story, read by a familiar voice, while navigating trains, turning Christmas lights on and off, and experiencing the importance of giving during the Christmas season.
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About the Author President Thomas S. Monson was set apart as the sixteenth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in February 2008. He had previously served for twenty-two years in the First Presidency of the Church, after having been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since October1963. Five years after his call to the Twelve, he was given a special assignment for the work of the Church in Europe, requiring many visits with members behind the Iron Curtain. He was instrumental in the construction of the Freiberg Germany Temple and in advancing the Lord’s work in other eastern European countries that were part of the communist bloc. He also served as chairman of the Scriptures Publication Committee and supervised the process that resulted in the new editions of the scriptures. His ministry has been characterized by his compassion for the needs of individuals and his gift for one-on-one service. President Monson and his wife, Frances, are the parents of three children, grandparents of eight, and great-grandparents of eight.   About the Illustrator Dan Burr earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Utah State University and a master’s degree in illustration from Syracuse University. He and his wife, Patti, are raising their two children in the Teton Valley of southeast Idaho, a setting that provides great artistic inspiration and fantastic fly fishing. Dan is a well-known illustrator, having been in the business for many years, most recently working as a children’s picture book illustrator. A few of the books Dan has illustrated are The Miracle of the Wooden Shoes; God Bless Your Way; A Christmas Journey; and I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.
Christmas Train by Monson
  Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 12/31/13 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Book Blast Giveaway $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 1/2/14

violinsmallTHE MAGIC VIOLIN Eight-year old Melina wants to become a good violinist. When she loses confidence, her Rumanian teacher Andrea decides it’s time for a magic dose of self-esteem. A mysterious old woman in rags gives Melina some curious advice; a violinist Russian hamster, who happens to live under the old woman’s hat, offers her a virtuoso performance; a shooting star fills her with hope on Christmas Eve. Is Melina actually playing better, or has her violin become magic? Who is the old woman in the town square, and why does she wear the same emerald ring as her teacher Andrea? Praise for The Magic Violin “Mayra makes this storyline and its backdrop magical, with just the right hint of mystery to it. Her characters’ “voice” comes through loud and clear. Accompanied by the crisp, detailed, and lifelike illustrations of K.C. Snider, this book is a keeper. This is a great read, especially for kids interested in music, mystery, magic during the holiday season, and the beauty of winter.” –Stories for Children Magazine “… The Magic Violin is an inspiring and uplifting book about a young girl and her realization that believing in oneself can have a very magical outcome… Mayra’s book definitely has a strong message, one that is important and everlasting. For children and jaded adults alike, The Magic Violin will lift spirits and just may give you and your child the boost to believe in your power to reach your goals.” –Mama Divas
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  frederico_smallFREDERICO, THE MOUSE VIOLINIST Frederico is a tiny mouse with a big dream: he wants to become a violinist. Each day he watches as Stradivari makes his famous violins. Each night, he sneaks into the workshop to play. But the violins are too big! Then, unbeknown to Frederico, Stradivari sees him playing and begins carving a tiny device. Could it be a famous Strad especially for Frederico?   Praise for Frederico, The Mouse Violinist “Cute and curious, a little mouse transports us into Antonio Stradivari’s magical workshop. In a sweet playful way, Frederico conveys to us his love for the violin, while he introduces us to this marvelous instrument. Lovely tribute to a genius, whose exceptional instruments have delighted us for 300 years!”—Dorina Raileanu, violin teacher, author of the Dorina Violin Method “Frederico’s story is adorable and touching. I’m sure it will entertain many children, teach them a few things about the violin–and who knows, perhaps even give them the desire to learn to play!”—Francine Engels, Suzuki violin teacher “Frederico the Mouse Violinist, written by Mayra Calvani, is a sweet story about a small mouse who lives in the workshop of the famous violinist, Antonio Stradivari. My family and I loves animal tales. I read it to my seven year old son, Noah, and he loved it. The illustrations are beautiful, and this story will entertain and teach children, ages 4-8, about violins for years to come.” –Book Reflections
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  doll-violinist-smallTHE DOLL VIOLINIST Five days before Christmas, Emma is captivated by a doll in a shop window. Each day, she sneaks out of the orphanage to check if it’s been sold, but the shop owner, Madame Dubois, sends her away. Will the magic of Christmas bring Emma, Madame Dubois, and the doll violinist together? ABC’s Children’s Picture Book Finalist! Honorable Mention Award in the 75th Annual Writers Digest Writing Competition! Praise for The Doll Violinst “The story reminds me of the true meaning of Christmas. It is a time to reach out and give to the less fortunate. It is also a time to have compassion for the homeless and orphans like the main character Emma…This story will pull at your heart, and it will inspire you to go donate tons of toys to your local orphanage this upcoming holiday season.”—Speak4Languages “I loved this picture book! It reminded me of Christmas stories from my own childhood. This is a feel - good picture book that will be enjoyed both by the child and by the adult who reads it to them since it truly embodies the spirit of Christmas. The Doll Vioinist would be the perfect gift for that little girl on your Christmas list!” –Kidztales  
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MayraAuthor Mayra Calvani Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications like The Writer, Writer's Journal, Multicultural Review, Bloomsbury Review, and others. She lives in Belgium with her husband of 25+ years, two wonderful kids, and her two beloved pets. When she's not writing, editing, reading or reviewing, she enjoys walking with her dog, traveling, and spending time with her family. She's represented by Serendipity Literary.
  Book Blast Giveaway $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 1/2/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the authors. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway