Monday, April 25, 2016

Love, Hallmark “Inspire & Connect” Mother’s Day HUGE Giveaway #LoveHallmark

 I recevied a beautiful package containing gifts from the heartfelt Ken Sheldon collection, all of which capture fleeting, yet meaningful moments that moms experience on their motherhood journey. Also included were Mother’s Day greetings from the Signature collection, along with a few others featuring art from Hallmark’s Kim Mallory. All of them are available on Hallmark.com and in Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide.

My gift was complimentary!


Cassandra's Review- I was so humbled by the amazing gifts that Hallmark sent to me.  I immediately started to think about what having a great mom must be like and how wonderful it would be to share this with her but mine was horrible.    I had a strong and caring grandmother that loved not only her children but grandchildren as well as her great grandchildren, she is so special and I am thankful for everyday that she has on this Earth.

As a mom myself I know how strong even the smallest gift like a greeting card can be, so complete and beautiful.   This year I will be sharing my cards with kids in my area so that they can bless their moms on Mother's day.   I would like to send a huge thank you to all the moms out there that take the job seriously and really love the children in their lives!



Please enter below for your own huge gift pack from Hallmark.





Sweeter off the Vine: Fruit Desserts for Every Season by Yossy Arefi Review


A cozy collection of heirloom-quality recipes for pies, cakes, tarts, ice cream, preserves, and other sweet treats that cherishes the fruit of every season.

Celebrate the luscious fruits of every season with this stunning collection of heirloom-quality recipes for pies, cakes, tarts, ice cream, preserves, and other sweet treats. Summer's wild raspberries become Raspberry Pink Peppercorn Sorbet, ruby red rhubarb is roasted to adorn a pavlova, juicy apricots and berries are baked into galettes with saffron sugar, and winter's bright citrus fruits shine in Blood Orange Donuts and Tangerine Cream Pie. Yossy Arefi’s recipes showcase what's fresh and vibrant any time of year by enhancing the enticing sweetness of fruits with bold flavors like rose and orange flower water inspired by her Iranian heritage, bittersweet chocolate and cacao nibs, and whole-grain flours like rye and spelt. Accompanied by gorgeous, evocative photography, Sweeter off the Vine is a must-have for aspiring bakers and home cooks of all abilities.
Yossy Arefi

YOSSY AREFI is a food photographer and the creator of the award-winning blog Apt. 2B Baking Co. She writes a regular column for Food52 and her work has been featured in Bon App├ętit, Saveur, Good Housekeeping, Modern Farmer, T Magazine, and more. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I enjoyed reading the recipes and they were easy to understand.  The book adds information about which fruits are in season and there are very nice illustrations.   I was most excited about the winter recipes and look forward to trying a few.


Kali Boxes Review


Kali Tampons from the Site:
tampon

Made With 100% Hypoallergenic and Certified Organic Cotton

Kali Tampons Have an Organic Cotton Security Veil Around the Absorbent Core that Prevents Fiber Shedding and Makes for Softer Extraction

No Chemicals, Synthetics, or Dyes

Tampon and Applicator are 100% Biodegradable

Kali Tampons Expand Sideways, Rather Than Lengthwise, for Improved Absorption and Comfort
ISO 9001:2008, Organic Certified

Absorbencies: REGULAR (6-8g) and SUPER (9-12g)

Tampons are ICEA and GOTS Certified





Kali Wipettes
wipette

Kali Wipettes are Individually Packed Pre-Moistened Towelettes Made With Organic Cotton

100% Sulfate & Paraben Free; 99.98% Organic and All Natural

Free From Harsh Ingredients Like Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), Dioxins, Chlorine, Furans, and Quatnernium

Ingredients: Aqua, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium 
Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Organic Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Tocopherol, Caprylyc/Capric Triglyceride, Organic Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Fragrance

The ingredient “Fragrance” has recently come under closer inspection due to the fact that some fragrances can contain unidentifiable levels of toxicity. Our Kali Wipettes contain only .02% Fragrance, whereas most feminine products contain between 3-5% Fragrance.



The Mist
mist

Fresh, Super-Hydrating Rosewater Toner and Aromatherapy Spray With the Delicate Scent of Rose

Bottled in Glass for Preservation and to Maintain Integrity of Product

Sulfate and Paraben Free

82% Organic, 18% All Natural Ingredients

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis [Organic Aloe] Leaf Juice, Rosa Damascena [Rose] Distillate, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA

There is less than 1% of Phenoxyethanol & Tetrasodium EDTA combined in this product. 

Phenoxyethanol is included in the Handbook of Green Chemicals and is also Whole Foods Premium Body Care approved. Although there is some controversy surrounding this ingredient, it is only harmful in large dosages or direct exposure, it is approved by the aforementioned groups at levels up to 1%.

So what is the price?

$25 per Month, Free Shipping

Each box contains 14 Organic Tampons, 10 Individually Wrapped Kali Wipes, and The Mist, an All Natural Aromatherapy Spray specially formulated to brighten your day.

CHOOSE FROM THREE SIMPLE OPTIONS, REGULAR, SUPER, OR HALF & HALF



I received a complimentary box.


Cassandra's Review- I really enjoy the added wipes and think they are a great product.  The mist came in a good size and is easy to use.  The actual half and half tampons were a good choice to send me because a flow can be unpredictable so the flexible sizes is a huge plus.  


Keep allergy season at bay with Boogie Wipes



With cold and flu season wrapping up and allergy season just around the corner it can be difficult for parents to stay on top of kids’ sickness. Stuffy noses in particular are a common occurrence around this time of year especially when kids are around something they’re allergic too like pet dander or fancy flowers.

Boogie Wipes are a soothing alternative to dry tissues and are made with natural saline to dissolve boogies caused by the common cold or allergies. No more red and itchy noses!

Boogie Wipes come in three scents: Great Grape, Fresh Scent and Simply Unscented for extra-sensitive noses. Recommended by parents and paediatricians, Boogie Wipes moisturize with aloe, chamomile and vitamin E and are gentle on kids’ sensitive noses.


I recevied complimentary product.


Savvy Travelers wipes Review


Savvy Travelers offers a no-rinse line of products that help to keep travelers healthy and lends a convenient collection of problem solvers for beauty and wellness needs. Savvy Travelers designer beauty wipes are curated for the "on-the-go” sophisticated savvy travelista! No Water? No Problem! 

 The company offers a line of pre-packaged individual cosmetic wipes, such as the “No Sweat” antiperspirant deodorant wipes, the “Speak Eazy” mouth cleansing wipes, and the “Take Offz” moisturizing wipes for the face and more. Savvy Travelers wipes are a savior in flight when you are stuck at your seat, and still want to feel clean and refreshed, making traveling healthier all around. For more information, visit the site at: www.savvytravelers.com.

About Savvy Travelers (SavvyTravelers.com): The Savvy Travelers collection of designer beauty wipes are curated for the sophisticated on-the-go travelista. 

Savvy Travelers keep ladies fresh and fabulous from head to toe, one swipe at a time, offering products in convenient kits and single-use packets that are disposable, eco-friendly and made in California! No Water? No Problem! Follow @Savvy_Travelers 

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review -  Four different ways to keep refreshed without water.  These are perfect for on the go and anyone who goes traveling should invest in a box or two.   The wipe is a good size and each of mine were in a single pack so they are not going to go bad in bulk.  I will be taking mine camping this year.  

TeenyTinyStar Giveaway

TeenyTinyStar Giveaway Sponsored by TeenyTinyStar

Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

TeenyTinyStar Giveaway
Would your teeny tiny child like to be a star? With the fun, personalized nursery rhymes movie from TeenyTinyStar they can! They can enjoy their favorite nursery rhymes while feeling like a star when they watch themselves as a unique character in all the videos!
One US winner will receive a Nursery Rhymes Personalized DVD for 1 child + Music CD and one Canadian winner will receive a Nursery Rhymes Personalized Videos Digital Download for 1 child. Please be sure to enter on the correct giveaway form. This giveaway runs through 5/4/16 at 11:59pm Eastern Time and is open to US and Canada ages 18+ (One to US only and One to Canada only). Winners are subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please email emilee.roberts (at) peaofsweetness (dot) com (consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email). Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.

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  Disclosure: Emilee at Pea of Sweetness received complementary products to facilitate her review. No additional compensation was received. Pea of Sweetness and any additional participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  

A Kiss and a Dream by Linda Andrews $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

Kiss and a dream A Kiss and a Dream by Linda Andrews She escapes with a dead woman's name and finds sanctuary with a widower reeling from his wife's betrayal. Can a love built on lies survive the truth? Gretchen Foltz honors her late father's request and ends up locked in the workhouse by her greedy brother. Dreaming of a home and freedom, she embarks on a dangerous winter journey. She awakes in a stranger's home. Hiding behind a lie, she discovers a man worthy of her trust. Kian Bryne is struggling to feed his four children. The last thing he needs is to rescue a woman stranded on the ice and running from her own demons. With his rich in-laws threatening to take custody his children, he'll make a desperate alliance to keep his family together. When a simple kiss shatters their agreement, he's left yearning for more. Can they untangle the lies before someone separates them forever? amazon get it Excerpt: In this scene, Gretchen learns that Kian has a secret dream to be a carriage driver on the island. She has a dream of her own and knows the power of them, so she is determined to help him achieve his goal. "It was a stupid dream. I should sell it, ta pay ya." Kian jerked the covering into place and turned away. "Nein. No." She followed him. "Dream is not stupid. Dream is good." She slowed down to hit the correct sound at the end. Just so he understood. He yanked pieces of oak from the pile near the door and dropped them into her pail. "I help you vith your dream." She pulled out the bigger pieces and returned them to the stack before tugging the handle from his grip. Selecting the right size for the cook stove, she filled her bucket. "You see." "Why?" He stared at the wood pile and huddled in his jacket. She didn't want to think too hard about the why. Instead, she clasped the pail to her chest and hustled for the door. He beat her there and pushed back the snow, so she could squeeze through the opening. Before she exited, he stayed her with a hand on her arm. "Why?" "Because I have the dreams, too. And you are helping to make them true." She ducked under his arm and walked into the cold. More than he knew. Maybe more than was safe for her heart. add to goodreads Linda AndrewsAuthor Linda Andrews Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: “What else would she write? She’s never been normal.” All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion and she’s followed that passion into history, the future, and beyond. Sometimes, she incorporates her science background and other times, she allows the magic of love to take center stage in sweet historicals.
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At Home in the Father's House by John Sheasby Review @Worthypub #AtHomeintheFathersHouse



This life changing look at the parable of the father with two sons, one a prodigal, the other faithful but bitter, will change your understanding of that story forever and your relationship with the Father who loves you and welcomes you home, especially if you have struggled with believing you could ever deserve His love.

John Sheasby had to overcome a lifetime of shame and doubt because he believed his best would never be good enough for God. God finally broke through, and Sheasby realized he had always had a room in the Father's house and a seat at the table. God was just waiting for him to sit down.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

You can purchase a copy of this book on Amazon.

Cassandra's review-  By joining the author's take and journey of opening people's eyes to their thoughts as well as belief in the topic, I was able to learn more on the subject but at the same time decide if it is the correct messages for my family.  I would recommend to read this book if you connect in this belief and feel it should be shared in your life.


iCoffee Opus Single Serve Brewer Giveaway

iCoffee Opus Single Serve Brewer

Welcome To The Mother's Day iCoffee Opus Single Serve Brewer Giveaway!

Host: Michigan Saving and More

Sponsor: iCoffee

1 Winner
4/25 – 5/23

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iCoffee

iCoffee Opus

Opus Single Serve Brewer

$199.99 rv

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 5/23/16. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com or contact the owner of the blog you are entering on!

Sashka Bracelets Giveaway

Sashka Bracelets  

Welcome To The Mother's Day Sashka Bracelets Giveaway!

Host: Michigan Saving and More

Sponsor: SashkaCo.com

4 Winners of 1 bracelet of choice
4/25 – 5/16

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SashkaCo.com

Sashka Bracelets

Sashka Bracelets

$52.00 total rv

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 5/16/16. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com or contact the owner of the blog you are entering on!