Sunday, September 29, 2013

Shuezoo Candle review and giveaway

Shuezoo Candles


Every year my local community has a Borough day.  Each year local business and craft people set up to show off their products.  I try to visit each vendor in hope of finding new treasures and great local buys.  Last year I was blown away by one stand in particular!  So this year I went out in search of this company and was so excited to see that they had set up a stand again this year!!  
The Shuezoo Candles have the most amazing aromatic waxes I have ever smelled!  I had to buy Irish Cream it is my absolute favorite scent :)  I have also again purchased Harvest moon and I thought I would try a new scent Sweet Cinnamon pumpkin.  I used Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin first since it was my new scent and I'm so blown away by how amazing it smells!  I wish I could put into words how great my home smells when I place them in my wax burner.    The scent travels through my whole house :).
They not only sell candles but have a lovely wax dipped bears, wax warmers and waxes too!  And so many scents to choose from it would take me forever to list them all!  I can't give this shop enough praise. 
If you are looking for great products at a great price you def. want to check out Shuezoo Candles!  Not only are the products amazing, but the owners are super sweet.


The amazing people at Scuezoo Candles have provide me with a shooter to giveaway to my readers!  A shooter is the size that you see above in the photo.  The scent is Pumpkin Vanilla (perfect for this time of year).  I popped on the the lid and I have to tell you I'm very envious to whoever wins it smells so good :)
Rules to the giveaway since I will be shipping myself you must live in the continental USA no PO boxes a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Twilight with the Infamous Earl Review

I was given the book in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in any way to write this review.

Twilight with the Infamous Earl Review


Though many of you may not know this I am a bookworm.  Some days I drive my hubby nuts because I have my nose buried in a book.  Not to mention all the money I spend on e-books and print books.  My poor hubby's wallet suffers because of my addiction to reading.  And he blames one person....  Alexandra Hawkins!!  A few years ago (though it seems much longer)  I was content to read  a YA (young adult) book once or twice a year.  Then in Dec of 2010 I read my first romance book All Night with a Rogue, written by the lovely Alexandra Hawkins.  It was love at first word!  Since then I have discovered so many amazing romance authors, but Hawkins's books have always and will always remain my favorite.  When her books come out I can't get them fast enough!  I am even so lucky as to have autographed copies of some of her books.   

Though I adore Sin's book All Night with a Rogue from the very first book I as many other readers were intrigued with another Lord of Vice.  
Frost...  
The Lord of Vice series consists of 7 books we got to watch each lord fall in love.  Every book kept you on edge and praying/hoping for a happy ever after.  Yet in each book we were faced with Frost to be honest at times I didn't know if I loved the man or hated him!  Yet after each book I found myself wondering when it would be his turn.  You see the man HATES the idea of marriage and family and settling down.  He is happy to live his life as a wild man doing as he pleased when he pleases.  He fought each of his friends when the feel in love.  He even sent his poor little sister away to keep her from one of his dear friends....  It didn't do much good (After Dark with a Scoundrel)  
One by one his friends got married leaving him as the sole bachelor in the Lords of Vice.

Since 2010 I have long awaited the day when this most wild Lord of Vice would be tamed.  I won't lie, my expectations were very high for this book.  And each and every one of them were reached and went well beyond!  I knew I would like Frost's book.  Little did I know I would love it and become obsessed to the point I was un-able put it down and stayed up to 4 am reading!!

Okay I have a nasty habit of giving away spoilers so I won't go too much into detail.
Emily swore revenge on the man who ruined her sister.  And you may have already guessed that man is Frost.  Frost whom is used to women falling at his feet can't seem to understand why this young woman fights him so much.  Not only does she not fall to his every charm she has also bad-mouthed his club, Nox.  Emily is constantly challenging him and refusing to admit she has feeling for him.  And with great guilt Emily has to admit she is charmed by this man, yet she hates herself for it since he ruined her beloved sister....  A huge battle of wills begins.

For once Frost finds himself infatuated and unable to give up hope of claiming this woman.

And poor Emily is so upset she is falling for the one man she swore revenge against.  


I love this book, I was unable to put it down!  I was worried that Frost would dominate any woman who dare claim his heart, but Emily is no weakling.  She stands up to him every chance she gets.  For those of you whom have read each of the Lord of Vice I promise you that Twilight with the Infamous Earl is everything it promised to be!  

After reading it I was left with that sated feeling you get only after finishing an amazing romance novel.
It wasn't until later that the heartache set in, knowing that I have read the last Lords of Vice book!  Alexandra is amazing author though and I know it won't be long until she is writing another series!  I can't wait to see what she produces and as always I will be a devoted fan :).

For those of you who have not yet read Hawkins's work I hope you will!  Her books got me started on romance novels and I promised that she will become a favorite of yours too.

The book will be released 11/26
Below I will include the Amazon Link:

Also I will include the link for Alexandra Hawkins's website so you can read more about each of her amazing books :)

Hawkins's is an amazing author and no bookshelf is complete without her work!

LongHorn Steakhouse Deal

This is a compensated post.

LongHorn Steakhouse Deal



Now until October 20, steak-lovers are guaranteed an unbeatable value at LongHorn Steakhouse with the 3-Course Steak Dinner for only $12.99.
1.       Start with a hand-chopped mixed green or Caesar salad
2.       Then dig into the 6 oz. Renegade Sirloin with one of seven available sides*
3.       Finish your meal with a dessert by choosing the New Cinnamon Sugar Dough Bites orNew Peanut Butter Cup Sundae
And as always, each meal comes with unlimited Honey Wheat bread.

I know where I will be having dinner this week!!
I can't wait to try the Cinnamon Sugar Dough Bites :)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Ready, Set, Read and write! LeapFrog #LeapReader Review

Disclaimer:  All LeapFrog products featured in this post was provided to me to host an at home party.  I was in no way paid to write this post.  All opinions are my own.

Ready, Set, Read and write!  LeapFrog Review


Being a parent for over 5 years now I have discovered that there are some brands you can always count on.  For my family LeapFrog happens to be one of those brands.  From the time my kids were really small we have been buying them LeapFrog products.  First it was their Scout puppies, then the learning keyboard game system, DVDS, writing books and so much more.
I love that they have the perfect product for every age.

Recently I was given the chance to host a LeapReader party!  I'm sure you know I jumped at the chance :).

My party pack included:
* 2 LeapReader sets ~ LeapReader engages kids in imaginative stories.  Taking our kids right into the story.  My 5 year old is learning to read and I love that he can take the pen and point to a word.  This is the best way for little ones to learn he can hear the word and see the word.  After doing it so many times my little guy easily picked the word up!  I am so proud of him and was surprised that after a few tries he was able to read words he didn't know before!  Plus it helps that some of the story is read in his favorite character's voice.



*LeapReader Book: Learn to Write Letters with Mr Pencil.  As always I love the fun characters that LeapFrog has!  They really engage little kids with characters like Dot, Dash and Mr. Pencil. In this particular book my kids were able to practice writing  and the alphabet with the LeapReader, and learn about upper- and lowercase letters and letter sounds.  It was perfect for my little guys age group.

*LeapReader 3D Book: Disney Pixar Monsters University- This was by far the biggest hit at the party!  Not all the parents would let me show photos of their kids, but the few that did I am sure you can see how crazy they went over this one!  The kids could be heard yelling Mike and Sulley!!  My poor dogs thought we were under attack lol.

*LeapReader Tag- My party pack suggested I play a fun game where I give each of the kids part of a word and tell them to find the child with the other part of their word.  The kids loved it!!  At home when my little guys played by themselves they put out all the words in a pile and played a matching game with them.
 I was also given:
Branded invites 
Themed activities and easy-to-make recipes 
Valuable information to share with other parents and teachers- Demos/fact sheets.

I'm sure you know the kids had a blast, but since you are an adult looking for LeapFrog LeapReader information I want to go more in detail about the products.
The LeapReader targets 3 main areas and helps children build skills.  These areas are reading, writing and listening.  Everyone is in back to school mode and as a mom with a Kindergarten I know what its like to be worrying if they are reading at the proper level.  I really feel that by using LeapReader we can help young children be confident readers.  The books are easy to use so little ones don't become confused and frustrated.  They also come in some many books and styles that it easy to find something for everyone!  
I also love the work sheets my son is having an issue writing letters and all the extra practice helps!  With his LeapReader pen its takes "work" and makes it play.  So he doesn't mind learning!

  This is the first time my family has ever used the flash cards and I'm so amazed by them!  They kept all the kids at the party highly engaged   I'm sure you know with a room full a kids keeping all of them engaged is usually impossible.  It is helping my son with word build and rhyming.  He now sees why bat and cat rhyme since the last letters are the same.

The LeapReader library has 150+ books, maps, flash cards, book sets, learn to write sets, audio books, music albums and trivia challenge activities.

Nothing makes a parent happier then to see pride on their child's face.  My little guys are so proud of themselves when they learn something new and thanks to LeapReader I have seen that proud look on their face's quite often in the past few days :)  



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Disclaimer:  All LeapFrog products featured in this post was provided to me to host an at home party.  I was in no way paid to write this post.  All opinions are my own.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football

Happy Labor Day everyone!  Last night was my Fantasy Football draft.  I think I got the best team in our league :)!

Here is my team:
Andrew Luck
Adrian Peterson
Eddie Lacy
Sidney Rice
Andre Johnson
Steve Smith
Jared Cook
Jimmy Graham
Patriots
Blair Walsh
Shane Vereen
Sam Bradford
Santonio Holmes
Pierre Thomas
Robert Woods
Adam Vinatieri
Isaiah Pead
Coby Fleener
LaMichael James
Redskins

I play my little brother week one...  I think he is going to get his butt kicked :)!  I'm still debating which Defense to start.... 

 




Renuzit Review and giveaway

Disclaimer:  The Renuzit brand provided me with sample Renuzit cones in exchange for a product review.  However, all opinions are my own.

Renuzit New Adjustable Cones Review and giveaway


The first day I moved into my home I had BIG dreams!  I was pregnant with Brandon Jr and was seeing my new house as a place I wanted to turn into a home.  I remember standing in my kitchen and thinking of all the things I would bake with my kids.  I remember going into my bathroom and thinking of bubble baths.  I remember walking into my soon to be nursery and picturing all the bedtime stories and playtime's I would be having with my little guy.  I looked over at my hubby who had taking off his shoes and shirt to finish hanging molding.  It was in that room when it hit me.....  That horrible eye watering smell.  My hubby's shoes and shirt.  Don't get me wrong I love the man, but I suddenly realized boys stink!  I turned around to escape the room when I ran into my dogs and dear lord was that stench coming from them.

LOL yes I am being silly, but the truth is that as much as I love my home sometimes it doesn't smell the way I want it to.  When someone walks into my living room I want them to get a beautiful breeze, not smell my hubby's work shoes.  I think it would be nice to have every room in my house smell like something different.  That can get expensive though, well at least I thought it would.  

I was really excited when I was chosen to review the New Renuzit Adjustable cones.  Not only do they smell amazing, but they are so affordable!  They come in 18 amazing scents so everyone is sure to find something they are going to love!  They are available in original White Cone and new Black Cone with Premium Scents. They can be purchased at Walmart,  with so many amazing smells it was hard to pick which one to try!  Plus I love how sleek and stylish the new cones look.

Being a Purex insider gave me the chance to try 4 scents:
After the Rain
Simply Vanilla
Tahitian Breeze
Hawaiian Oasis

I was so impressed with how all of these smelled.  The cone itself is really easy to use.  You simply tear off the bottom plastic, twist and then lift to your desired height.  I mean really making our homes smell great can't get much easier :)/

I knew right away that I wanted to use Simply Vanilla in my kitchen.  I have a large kitchen and I was really impressed with how easily the cone scent was able to cover the entire area.  


Next I used After the Rain in my bathroom.  Out of the 4 scents I tried this was my favorite.  It smells really fresh and crisp.  


I used Tahitian Breeze in my bedroom and again I was really impressed with how amazing it smelled.


I wanted to great creative with my final scent and after a long debate I realized my car could use a little scent help.  I mean I use my car to transport my kids to and from sport practice, I have to put my pup in there when going to the vet or groomer and I have to put trash bags in there to take my hubby's grandmother.  By the end of each week my car normally has a pretty horrid smell!  Now thanks to Renuzit when I open my car doors all I can smell is the tropical smell of Hawaiian Oasis!

Keeping our homes perfect is tough and worrying about guest smelling something unpleasant can be a thing of the past.  Let Renuzit help you make your house smell like a home!  
Use the cones to freshen up a bathroom, give you kitchen that amazing baked good smell, cover up a bad laundry room scent, stick them near a trash can or you can even use them to improve a smelly car!

  





So many many choices and so many uses for one amazing product.
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I was given 10 $1 off coupons.  I have not used any myself, but I'm pretty sure $1 off will make the product free.
I gave some out to family and friends and I now have 6 left.

So today 3 very lucky Simply Me followers have the chance to win 2 coupons each!
You must be 18+ and live in the Continental USA.

Again 3 winners with get 2 $1 off coupons.


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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Citrus Lane Review

Citrus Lane Review



The one thing I wish I had when I first became a mommy was a what-to-buy guide.  It wasn't until I was a mom that I really started to put thought into the items I buy.  For the first time ever I found my self reading every ingredient in foods, cleaners and so much more!  Heck I even started to check what kind of plastic my kids toys and tableware was made of.  There are so many options out there and no matter how much I read or how many mom friends I ask for advice its just to over whelming.   I often find myself wishing that someone would just make it easier it for me.  Take the guess work out of my shopping.  
I finally found a box that does just that, Citrus Lane!  
It is a box designed to help parents make the best choices in everything little kids!  And I love the fact it is targeted at whatever age group your little one is.  
When I first discovered this box I thought Oh This will be nice I will find some cute toy companies for my little one.  I did find that and so much more!  Citrus Lane went above and beyond my expectations   My little guys box had toys, snacks and even sanitizing products!  I will go more into detail soon, but I just want to mention everything in this box is parent approved and meets the high standards or Citrus Lane!
I choose to review with Quinn so my box was targeted for a 2 year old age group.

My box had:
Bear on The Go First Puzzle from Barefoot books-  My little guy loves these and they were so easy for him to do!  He is only starting with puzzles and these were def. targeted at his age group.

Fun things to color A to Z from Creativity kids - I'm sure all  parents know that at the age of 2 everyone is an artist.  Quinn was so excited to see the a coloring book and markers!  So again a huge thumbs up.






Next there were Cheddar Bunnies from Annie's - I have heard so many good things about this company that I was really excited to finally try them with Quinn and guess what...  HE LOVES THEM!  I love the fact they are baked with organic wheat and made with real cheddar.

Adhesive Bandages - I'm sure everyone knows 2 year old children are prone to boo boos.  My little Quinn really likes the fun characters now instead of crying when I try to put them all he is excited to see just which cool character will be placed on his boo boo.

Last but not least was the All Natural Hand Sanitizing wipes.  First thing I noticed was they smell AMAZING!  My scent was orange vanilla.  I put mine in the car.  These are great for dirty little fingers on the go or if I have to make a car side diaper change.  I hate changing his diaper in the car and having nothing to wipe my hands with after wards.  I mean I have used the baby wipes before, but with the all Natural Hand sanitizing wipes I know my hands are getting super clean!


I'm so impressed with Citrus Lane and I really hope you will give them a try!  I know you and your little one will be super excited with the products each month.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.