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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kotex Freebie!

Hey everyone! Click the link below to grab your Kotex freebie! You can request 2 per household :)



Freschetta Giveaway Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS
to the winner of the Freschetta By The Slice Giveaway

I used Random.org and the winner was comment #5 out of 16 entries

Lesly said... " Ill stick to the pepperoni ! Yummy"

Congrats Lesly, and enjoy your yummy pizza!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

24 Hour Freschetta Giveaway!

Hey everyone! So glad to be back to my blogging :)



I was recently offered the opportunity to review Freschetta By The Slice Pizza! I already knew I liked Freschetta because I have had it before, but I had never tried their new single slice microwavable pizza! I always hate when I am craving pizza, but don't have enough people to cook a whole 8 slice one.

FRESCHETTA® By the Slice is offered in four different varieties: BBQ Recipe Chicken; Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom; Six Cheese Medley; and Vegetable Medley.  I was given a coupon for a free box, so I chose the Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom pizza. I don't like mushrooms, so they were the first thing to go. I was a little hesitant about cooking the pizza in the microwave, but it worked alright. To me, i didn't feel like it cooked as well as in the oven, but hey...I didn't have to cook a whole pizza! This is great for me to bring to work for lunch on the days I am craving pizza :)


Freschetta knows that you must be dying to try one for yourself...which is why...

I am giving away a coupon to try out FRESCHETTA® By the Slice and a 6-piece Freschetta storage set (3 containers of different sizes that each come with a snap on lid)

This is a VERY quick giveaway. Winner will be drawn 5/6 at 5:00 pm EST. They have until midnight to reply with shipping info.



TO ENTER:
Please leave a comment telling me which flavor pizza you will try if you win! Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you :)






This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FRESCHETTA® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Diamond Candles...Step 1!

 
I came across a really interesting company and had to give it a try! The company is called Diamond Candles. They sell all natural candles that have a ring somewhere inside each one. As you burn the candle, you get closer and closer to finding your ring. Each ring is worth $10, $100, $1000, or $5000 in every earth friendly all natural soy candle. Mothers Day is coming up so I thought I would buy 4 candles. Two for me and two for my mom. I just placed my order today. I was going to wait until after I received the candles and saw our rings before I posted something. However, when I completed check out....I was given an offer. If you order through this link, you received $5 off a candle!  ORDER HERE

Please know that this is not a sponsored blog post in any way. I purchased my 4 candles without any discount or offer. I am posting this because I think it is a fun idea for Mothers Day or Spring Birthdays! :)
 
 

Monday, April 4, 2011

LuvEssentials Review!


One of the reasons that I love blogging and doing reviews…is the fun and crazy products I get to learn about!  I was happy to be able to work with a company called LuvEssentials. They sell Pheromones to attract the opposite sex. I had vaguely heard about products like this before and I was excited to be able to learn more.  They sent me one bottle each of unscented "Max Attraction”, scented "Max Attraction SILK, "Scent of Eros" and "Luscious Lips" and I couldn’t wait for them to arrive. I couldn’t wait to see how this worked! 

 

I got the package within a few days, and instantly started reading the bottles. I put on the Silk perfume as directed, one spray on the outer layer of my clothes. First impression, it smelled good. Even without the pheromones being involved, the fragrance smelled good enough that I would buy it again! Now, for my fiancé to get home from work!

 

When he walked in the door, he gave me my hug as usual and said, “Mmm you smell nice”. I didn’t tell him about the review or the product prior to him coming home. The rest of the night went well and needless to say…I kind of think it worked! I can’t be sure that it was the pheromones, or just that he liked the fragrance….but he certainly liked it!

I also wear the Max Attraction Unscented occasionally. It comes in a small blue bottle with an eye dropper in it. You put a few drops on your wrists or behind your ears. It almost smells a bit like alcohol until you put it on. After its on, it doesn’t smell like a thing.

 
The Scent of Eros is nice because it is a really tiny bottle that rolls onto your skin. Great for keeping in your purse when you go out!

“Pheromones Attract In The News” section on their site has links to CNN, Discovery Health, WebMD, ABC News, New York Times and more!

 

The Max Attraction Silk 0.46 fl oz bottle sells at a discounted price of $69.65

The Unscented - Max Attraction 0.46 fl oz bottle sells at a discounted price of $62.97

And last but not least,

The Scent of Eros - Floral Fragrance 0.33 Fl Oz. roll on sells at a discounted price of $49.95


 Overall, I really enjoyed this product! The scents smell great and the company was very friendly and fast with shipping!


You can buy them here at their WEBSITE

Or you can follow them on Twitter HERE 



Disclosure: Thank you to LuvEssentials for providing me with the product to review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Obol Giveaway Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS
...to my 2 Obol Giveaway Winners! I used Random.org to draw the winners and they are....

Comment #5 ... Jenndiggy said.. Follow GFC jenndiggy 2

...and...drumroll...

Comment #49 ... Ramblings of a Part time Druid said... gfc follower #1

I have sent an email to both of the winners and they have 48 hours to reply or I will select a new winner!
Congratulations again, and thanks for following my blog!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Winners!

I would like to congratulate the winners of the Skoy Cloth and Bondi Band giveaways!

They were..

Skoy Cloth Giveaway winner..... Heather, who was comment #13 

Bondi Band Giveaway winner....Cheryl, who was comment #26

Congratulations to you both!

Country Bob's Review & Giveaway!


I am so excited to post this new review and giveaway! I had the opportunity to review a product called Country Bobs All Purpose Sauce. Here is how they describe their product “Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce is in a class by itself. It is more than a steak sauce, because of its unique flavor and the variety of uses. You can grill, cook, and marinate with it, or put it in your soups, stews, baked beans, and your other favorite dishes. Experience the Taste!”

 I have to say, shipping was very quick and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! We love condiments in our household, so I already had high hopes for Country Bob’s.  When it came, my boyfriend picked it up and read the bottle and said, “All purpose sauce, let’s try it on everything.” So we did. 

That night, we had steak and fries for dinner.  We each put a pile of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce on our plates and dug in….we loved it! I don’t typically like sauce on my steak, but this was much sweeter tasting than something like A1, which I liked. So, it went on my fries…and I liked that too! I would like to be able to compare it to another type of sauce, but I can’t put my finger on it. It was sweeter than A1, smokier than BBQ sauce, but it was definitely yummy.

A few nights later, I came home to burgers on the grill. Steve had decided to mix in Country Bob’s Sauce into the burgers. After dinner, it was actually kind of funny thinking, “what is this stuff NOT good on?”

Since then we have also used the sauce to marinate chicken and he put it on his grilled chicken wraps. It’s so nice when you find something as simple as a good sauce. Not only was I happy about that…but I was also happy when I logged onto http://www.countrybobs.com/ and saw that you can get a half case of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce (6 bottles) for only $13.98. I love that you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to buy this.



And actually…you may not have to pay ANYTHING to try it because….2 lucky readers will win their very own 2 bottles of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce!



Here’s how it works, complete the mandatory entry, and as many optional entries as you would like. [[ Leave a comment below for each entry you do. Be sure to leave your email address. ]]

MANDATORY ENTRY:
* What would you like to try Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce on?

Optional Entries:
* Follow me on Twitter , Leave twitter handle (1 entry)

* Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect (2 entries- leave 2 comments)

* Follow Country Bob's on Twitter , Leave twitter handle (1 entry)

* Become Country Bob’s  Facebook Fan Leave Facebook name (1 entry) 

* Become my Friend on Facebook Leave Facebook name (1 entry)

* Add my Button to your Blog! Leave a link to your blog (5 entries!!-leave 5 comments)

* Tweet once a day about this giveaway! Leave a link to each tweet (2 entries each day)

“Win Country Bob's Sauce from @MandaPanda429 Blog Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/CountryBobsGiveaway  #giveaway (ends 4/6/11)”



This giveaway will end on 4/6/11 and is open to residents of the US. Winners will be notified via email, they will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!



Disclosure: Thank you to Country Bob's for providing me with the product to review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Winner of the Huggerz Giveaway!

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Congrats to the winner of the Ugg Huggerz giveaway...Jayedee! She has been contacted and has replied!

Thanks so everyone who entered!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

FREE WALLET Promo!



No More Rack is doing a really fun promo...for a FREE WALLET!

3 easy steps:
1) Sign Up
2) Refer 10 freinds
3) Get your free wallet!!

To sign up under my referral link click HERE

Monday, March 7, 2011

Obol Giveaway! -No More Soggy Cereal- Ends 3/26



Good-bye soggy cereal, HELLO OBOL! I’m a multi-tasker who also hates soggy cereal. The two things don’t go well together if you are talking about breakfast time. It always seems that the phone rings, the news is talking about something I want to hear or the doorbell rings right as I sit down to eat my cereal. Thanks to Michael, the inventor of the Obol…I won’t have to worry about this again.

I got the product almost 2 weeks ago, and I LOVE IT! I realized it can be used for more than just cereal. I made sure to try it out 4 different ways: Cereal/Milk, Soup/Crackers, Ice Cream/Bananas and Dip/Chips. It worked SO well every time!  I loved it with my ice cream because I like banana in every bit of my ice cream. I kept the bananas on the top and slid more down as I needed them. Aside from it working so well, the other bonuses are the shape of it, the fact that it is so durable and it’s easy to clean. The bowl is a little large so we have to keep it on a different shelf than our other bowls (but that’s okay with me!).







Another really great thing about the Obol is that it is made in the United States. It is so hard to find products that are made in the US anymore!

Want your own? You can get your own Obol HERE for $15.99 each OR a 3 pack for $44.97.



Or….You know what’s coming…



You can be one of 2 lucky readers to win one here on my blog!!

Here’s how it works, complete the mandatory entry, and as many optional entries as you would like. [[ Leave a comment below for each entry you do. Be sure to leave your email address. ]]

MANDATORY ENTRY:
* What would you use the Obol for if you won it? The possibilities are endless!

Optional Entries:
* Follow me on Twitter , Leave twitter handle (1 entry)

* Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect (2 entries- leave 2 comments)

* Follow Obol on Twitter , Leave twitter handle (1 entry)

* Become Obol’s  Facebook Fan Leave Facebook name (1 entry) 

* Become my Friend on Facebook Leave Facebook name (1 entry)

* Add my Button to your Blog! Leave a link to your blog (5 entries!!-leave 5 comments)

* Tweet once a day about this giveaway! Leave a link to each tweet (2 entries each day)

“No more soggy cereal! Enter @MandaPanda429 Obol Blog Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/ObolGiveaway #giveaway (ends 3/26/11)”



This giveaway will end on 3/26/11 and is open to residents of the US. Winners will be notified via email, they will have 72 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!



Disclosure: Thank you to Obol for providing me with the product to review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Save Your Phone With CleverWraps!




I love gadgets. And I love my phone. I was happy when I found out about a company called Clever Wraps. Here is what they have to say about their product “RingerWraps protect your device from water, sand, snow, perspiration, grease, etc. You can still dial, talk, text, use your touchscreen, Bluetooth®, and listen to your tunes! At the Beach or Pool, Skiing or Snowboarding, In the Rain, On the Job, or In the Gym.”

RingerWraps come in three sizes (Small, Medium, Large) so they are sure to fit your phone. The SMALL size is meant for bar style phones like iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, etc. The MEDIUM is for phones like mine, a flip phone. And the LARGE is for the phones with the slide out keyboards. I spend a lot of time at the beach in the summer, and we usually get a ton of snow in the winter. These things are really going to come in handy.

It only took a few seconds for me to put the RingerWrap on my phone, and the Medium one fit perfectly. I could still use my phone the way I normally do; I could text and make phone calls very easily. Phones are expensive, and if you are like me….you probably bring yours with you everywhere. Mine comes with me to the pool, beach, outside in the rain, everywhere.

Each box includes 5 RingerWraps. The box also has very easy to understand directions on it. They are disposable and easy to bring with you anywhere. Replacing a phone is expensive, RingerWraps are only $9.99 and you can pick the size you need.

To buy your own CleverWraps head over to the WEBSITE.

You can also follow them on Twitter HERE or the Facebook Page HERE for the latest news!




Disclosure: Thank you to CleverWraps for providing me with the product to review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Hello Bondi Band Review & Giveaway!! Ends 3/14 ♥




No girl likes sweat running down her forehead, right? Well, at least I know I don’t! I work out everyday for at LEAST 30 minutes on the elliptical trainer. I also count the Xbox Kinect as exercise, that thing is a serious work out! In the summer, I spend a lot of time outdoors, mountain biking and hiking. Unfortunately, it’s still ice cold here in Maryland so I had to try this cute product inside.

It is called Bondi Band. On their Facebook page they explain “The simple premise of Bondi Bands is to offer comfy, colorful, and creative headbands to fit every lifestyle and personality. By using stretchy and breathable material, we allow Bondi Bands to fit virtually every head size comfortably and fashionably.”

The first step of doing the review, was picking a headband from the site. They have tons of pages of colors/patterns to choose from! It took me forever to decide on just one! The next step, was getting it in the mail. When I took the product out of the bag, I knew I already loved it.  I picked the Ms.Daisy pattern. The headband was made of a swimsuit-like material. It was really soft very stretchy!

Now it was time to try it out. It is a pretty wide head band so it covered the top part of my forehead (to keep sweat out of my face) and it covered my bangs (to keep them out of my face). I did an hour on the elliptical to make sure I was sweating enough…and I was. The Bondiband did just what it claims. It was comfortable, kept the sweat away AND kept my hair out of my face….plus, it’s cute!

The BEST part, aside from all of the awesome colors/patterns to choose from…is the Bondi Band headbands are only $8 a piece!  You can buy them (and other Bondi Band products) at their WESBITE.



OR…You can win one right here on my blog!


Here’s how it works: You MUST be a Public Follower of my blog to enter. Complete the mandatory entry, and as many optional entries as you would like. [[ Leave a comment below for each entry you do. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. ]]


MANDATORY ENTRY: (If you skip this step, or are not a follower of my blog, your entries will not be counted)
* Go to the Bondi Band WEBSITE and tell me which Color/Pattern headband you would like if you win!

Optional Entries:
* Follow me on Twitter , Leave twitter handle (1 entry)
* Follow BondiBand on Twitter , Leave twitter handle (1 entry)
* Become BondiBand's Facebook Fan Leave Facebook name (1 entry)
* Become my Friend on Facebook Leave Facebook name (1 entry)
* Add my Button to your Blog! Leave a link to your blog (5 entries!!- Leave 5 comments)
* Tweet twice a day about this giveaway! Leave a link to each tweet (Limit 2 tweet entries per day)
“ Enter to win your very own @BondiBand from @MandaPanda429 http://tinyurl.com/BondiBand #contest #giveaway (ends 3/14/11)”


This giveaway will end on 3/14/11 and is open to residents of the US. Winner will be notified via email, they will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!






Disclosure: Thank you to Bondi Band for providing me with the product to review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes Winner!

The Brilliant Screen Cleaning Wipes giveaway ended 3/7/11 with a total of 15 entries! I used Random.org to select the winner and it was....


Entry #6! The winner was Ty, who follows me on Twitter! Congrats Ty! And thanks for reading my blog!

Skoy Cloth Review & Giveaway! Ends 3/13


I don’t know about you…but I love when I can do something to help someone out, or to help out our planet. I love being “eco-friendly” and I am proud of it! A company called Skoy Cloths allowed me to participate in a review, and I couldn’t be happier about it!

My brother recently bought his own first house, and it needed lots of work! Unfortunately, they meant using and wasting lots of paper towels! I received my 4 pack of Skoy Cloths in the mail just in time. I love them. They are 100% biodegradable and re-useable. 

I used them for so many things, and they didn't give up! I was in charge of bathroom and kitchen cleaning, and they worked for everything. Just use, rinse, ring out. I liked that they were in fun colors too! Made my cleaning duty less painful.


 Here are some fun facts about this product!
-Biodegradable, re-useable and earth-friendly
-It can replace your sponge, paper towels or dish rag!
-Skoy Cloths are a chlorine-free product using water-based colors and inks
-It has been test to biodegrade in 5 weeks!
-They can absorb up to 15x their own weight
-Using a SKOY cloth is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towels in an average home.

 Using this product was great. They are still working just as well, and I feel so good about not wasting paper towels! If everyone could make this change..imagine the impact we could make on the world! You can buy your own 4 pack HERE for $6.99 OR you can....

WIN IT!

Skoy Cloths provided me with a 4 pack of Skoy Cloths for one of my luck readers!

Here’s how it works, complete the mandatory entry, and as many optional entries as you would like. [[ Leave a comment below for each entry you do. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. ]]


MANDATORY ENTRY:
* Leave a comment saying why you would like to win this product!

Optional Entries:
* Follow me on Twitter , Leave twitter handle (1 entry)
* Follow Skoy on Twitter , Leave twitter handle (1 entry)
* Become Skoy's Facebook Fan Leave Facebook name (1 entry)
* Become my Friend on Facebook Leave Facebook name (1 entry)
* Add my Button to your Blog! Leave a link to your blog (5 entries!!- Leave 5 comments)
* Tweet twice a day about this giveaway! Leave a link to each tweet (Limit 2 tweet entries per day)
“Be eco-friendly! Win a 4 pack of @SkoyCloth! http://tinyurl.com/SKOYGiveaway @MandaPanda429 #contest #giveaway (ends 3/13/11)”


This giveaway will end on 3/13/11 and is open to residents of the US. Winner will be notified via email, they will have 72 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!













Disclosure: Thank you to Skoy for providing me with the product to review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Click n Cook Review



I was recently given the opportunity to review a very unique kitchen gadget called the Click n Cook. Right away, I knew it was something I could use. The description for the product is “Click n Cook is a modular spatula system that keeps all your essential utensils in one easy place. Just snap the spatula attachment into the handle and release with a click of a button.”

It did just that. The drawer I keep tongs, spatulas and knives in was pretty full. We use spatulas a lot in our household, so it makes more sense to have them on the counter. Touching drawers less while cooking is a bonus as well, ichy germs! It look me a little to get used to the idea of not opening a drawer to get to my spatulas, but I quickly got used to it.

In my first few times of using it, I took some time to put together a pros and con list..

PROS:
Keeps clutter down in drawers.
Keeps from having to touch kitchen knobs while cooking, less washing of hands needed!
Shoots the attachment off the end very easily for cleaning.
Easily color coded so you know which piece you are grabbing.
Includes all of the attachments I could need!

CONS:
The base seems to be a bit light, making it tip when pushing the handle into the attachment.
I had difficulty getting the handle to “click” into place when attaching.
It was on an odd angle for being on a counter, maybe a wall mount would be better.
It would be nice to see a variety of color options; stainless, solid black, etc.

Overall, I liked the product. It may need a few tweaks here and there, but it did its job! I love to have a new “it” products and this is definitely one of them. If you have any other questions about this product, you can email me, or check it out online HERE. This would really make a fun gift for someone!

You can buy it online from Quirky HERE for only $39.99! You can also follow Click N Cook on Twitter!






Disclosure: Thank you to Click n Cook for providing me with the product to review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.