Wednesday, May 30

Boot Campaign June Fundraiser

If you missed today's show, the recording is available below.

You can find out more about my Boot Campaign fundraiser on Facebook.

Listen to internet radio with ScentShow on Blog Talk Radio

Saturday, May 26

Klout Perk: New Lipton Tea & Honey Review

I got a Klout Perk from Lipton!

I recently received several packets of Tea & Honey Mango Pineapple Iced Green Tea Mix with coupons.

It was actually quite delicious! As soon as I started to mix it up, the smell of fresh mango was intoxicating. This refreshing concoction will definitely be my new Summer on-the-go drink of choice.


Friday, May 25

UPDATE: Mama Mia, I Won!

Look what just came in the mail...

Isn't it precious?

You can read my previous post here.

The chain is too short for my liking but obviously not a deal breaker.

I'm sure I have a longer one around here somewhere.

Thanks, Tina!

Tuesday, May 22

May Tweet Leap Winner

Love It

Congratulations to the May Tweet Leap winner - #29!

Please, click the button pictured above & check out this awesome blog.

Each month, a new winner will be chosen for featured ad space.

Winners are chosen via

What is Tweet Leap? Get the details here.

There are still a few June co-hosts spots available...

Monday, May 21

Kindle Fire Giveaway

kindle fire giveaway

I've teamed up with Embracing Beauty to giveaway a Kindle Fire to one lucky reader. This is a great gadget for anyone on your gift-giving list, including Dad! Whether you're a social media addict, book lover, or avid blog reader, this is one product you'll love to own!

Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon’s revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser

  • Over 20 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more
  • Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk
  • Free cloud storage
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor
  • Favorite children’s books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color
  • Amazon Prime Members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming on thousands of popular movies and TV shows.
  • Amazon Prime Members choose from over a hundred thousand books to borrow for free.

Want to win a Kindle Fire?

One winner will receive a free Kindle Fire shipped right to their door.

There are some great ways to earn extra entries into this giveaway! 

All mandatory and extra entries must be submitted within the Rafflecopter Giveaway box below.

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This giveaway is open worldwide and will go from May 21-26, 2012 11:59pm EST. As always, if you have any trouble entering this giveaway, or if you have any questions, please contact me!

Sunday, May 20

Spiderbunny Shampoo

It will take you to a faraway tropical island's candy shop!

This scent is a luscious mix of toasted marshmallow with pear, pomegranate & peaches with a splash of floral.

It is an awesome moisturizing shampoo that reduces frizz to smooth your lovely tresses.

Visit the Spiderbunny Etsy store for the full line of products. 

Last Chance - Laundry Care Giveaway

Only eight (8) hours left to enter the Layers by Scentsy Giveaway at Laundry Care.

Make sure you swing by to get a chance to win the products pictured above.

Good luck!

Dad's Backyard Oasis Giveaway

It's finally here... 


This year, Black & Decker is making Father's Day extra special for one lucky Dad by offering an amazing prize pack full of everything he will need to create an oasis in his own backyard!



This event will run from May 20th at 12:01am to June 3rd at 11:59pm EST.

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsor, BLACK & DECKER, for offering these amazing prizes!


Can't wait to win these fabulous prizes? Black & Decker is offering all entrants a special 10% discount + FREE shipping on the purchase of items included in the Black & Decker's Father's Day Gift Guide.

Use code: FATHER10 at checkout.

The hubster would love to win this one! Wouldn't you?

Get your entries in! You can't win if you don't enter...

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Saturday, May 19

May Tweet Leap {Almost Over}

The May Tweet Leap is almost over.

Make sure you link up with all these awesome tweeps!

The June co-host request linky is at the very bottom.

First come, first served.

Good luck!

Tuesday, May 15

Soldiers' Angels

Vote for Soldier's Angels on May 15th in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program.

Soldiers' Angels is one of 500 finalists for Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good Program.

Now we need your support!

Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will be awarding 100 vehicles to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days based on votes from the public. A total of 500 nonprofits were selected from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.

Vote for Soldiers' Angels TODAY at  

We are hoping to win a new Toyota Tundra to help transport wounded heroes from SAAMC in San Antonio to our support center for Operation Harmony.

We will also be using this truck to pick up donated items and attend events throughout Texas to spread the word about Soldiers' Angels.

To find out more about Soldiers' Angels, please visit their webiste at

I have been a volunteer for this organization since 2009 and fully support their mission.

Please, help us spread the word by sharing this post!

Monday, May 14

Fifty Shades of Meh

I just finished reading Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James.

Although, I don't normally read romance novels, the controversial buzz about this particular book got me curious enough to purchase it.

It was somewhat disappointing in the erotica department, but I found the underlying themes more fascinating than the hoopla.

The writing is not eloquently superb, but it delivered pretty much what was expected - SEX.

Actually, the story itself is less about some kinky, alternative lifestyle and more about trust and the perception of pain versus pleasure.

It's an effortless read and quite possibly the dawn of a new age of suburban salaciousness.

If sex, in general, makes you uncomfortable, than this is not the novel for you.

Me? I will be purchasing Fifty Shades Darker first thing tomorrow!

I'm a sucker for wanting to know how a love story ends...

Tuesday, May 8

Summer Unplugged

Summer is just around the corner, and I'm already planning a variety of family fun days.

What are your favorite activities to do with your kids during the Summer?

We love bowling!

When it's hot & we're tired of the pool, bowling is an affordable, fun-for-the-whole-family excursion.

AMF has awesome programs for kids of ALL ages: Unplugged Summer (FREE bowling for kids) & Summer Pass (FREE bowling for 16+).

You can also find out more about AMF programs on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.

Disclosure: I participated in this campaign as a member of the One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing.

Mama Mia, I Won!

I was notified via email today, that I won a giveaway hosted by @smallbirdstudio, partnering with Still Standing Magazine & sponsored by Mama Mia Custom Hand Stamped Jewelry.

How exciting, right? I adore this Etsy store, so make sure you pop in to add it to your favorites, too.

Follow up post coming soon once prize received...

Magnificent May Blog Hop

The One & ONLY Rule: You must be a member of BSN. If you're not a member, you can join here for FREE.

This month is BSN's One Year Anniversary!

Make new blog buddies by linking up. Stop by a few other blogs & give them some comment love. Make sure you mention that you are stopping by from the BSN Magnificent May Blog Hop.

Grab the code for your own blog. If you re-blog it, make sure you include the rules for your readers.

Feel free to share this hop on Twitter and Facebook.

Monday, May 7

Our One Year {Seventh} Anniversary

Today is our one year wedding anniversary.

We were married one year ago today after six years {to the day} since our first kiss.

The wedding date was chosen because of our dating anniversary. My parents are deceased, and I wanted to feel like they were also a part of our special day. My Dad's birthday is on the ninth and Mother's Day fell on that weekend as well, so it couldn't have been more perfect.

He is my best friend. He is my confidant. He is my lover. He is my protector. He is my rock.

Does this mean we should prepare ourselves for the seven year itch? I sure hope not!

Here's to many more years of happiness.

I love you, hubster.

Saturday, May 5

Father's Day Giveaway - Coming Soon

Dads Backyard Oasis event

Bella Savvy & Mom to Bed by 8 have teamed up with Black & Decker to help one special Dad transform a lucky backyard into an oasis - without the added expense.

One GRAND PRIZE winner will receive each of the following:

  • 20V MAX Lithium Drill/Driver
  • 2-speed Quick Clean Sprayer
  • 36V Lithium High Performance String Trimmer with Power Command
  • Garden IQ Hand Tools Series — including pruners, hedge shears, steel trowel, culti-hoe, heavy duty hose nozzle, water hand hose attachment, miscellaneous safety items & work gloves


The event starts on May 20th at 12:01am & ends on June 3rd, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

Thursday, May 3

Velata Family Taste Test

Every Wednesday night, here on the family farm, most of the hubster's kinfolk gather at The Oink Joint (a refurbished hog house) for supper, a few beers and to catch up on the local gossip.

This is the pickiest bunch around so decided it was the perfect location to test out a new product - Velata.

Everyone was glad to see that I showed up with dessert...

We dipped Wheat Thin Stix, marshmallows, strawberries, potato chips & BACON!

My nugget came up with the awesome idea of using the Stix to dip the marshmallows - GENIUS!

Over all, I think the bacon was the biggest hit of the night, and it was a Velata fun!


If you want to know more about Velata - A Scentsy Family brand, visit the corporate website here.

I am an Independent Velata Consultant. 

Please, visit my website, find me on Facebook or connect with me on Twitter.

Happy dipping!

Wednesday, May 2

Courage Cakes

The best thing I've stumbled across so far this week - Courage Cakes.

The +ONE Program: For every Courage Cake that is purchased, we will donate another one to Operation Gratitude on your behalf for FREE.


Veteran Vanilla - Yellow Ribbon - Fearless Fudge

Please, check out chambanachik's current Courage Cakes giveaway & review!

Tuesday, May 1

Layers by Scentsy Giveaway

Feisty Frugal & Fabulous is hosting a Layers by Scentsy giveaway!

One (1) reader will win their choice of ANY 3 Layers by Scentsy products.

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Scentsy, not me.

Share Your Spark

I would have probably never heard of the SNAP Conference, but I stumbled upon it while stalking my Twitter feed about Velata.

What amazing people! I have made connections (without even attending) that I have sincerely grown to cherish as well as found new blogs I can't wait to read.

Thankfully, the keynote was provided for FREE today online. Please, visit the original post for more information.

Watching the video above spoke to my heart directly, and I felt compelled to share it with you.

All relationships have 7 basic needs:

- Safety
- Trust
- Appreciation
- Respect
- Validation
- Encouragement
- Dedication

Are you STARVED? I know I was. Now, I feel full.

Thank you, SNAP!

Familiar Twitter Tool - New Affiliate Program

You might remember that I mentioned this about a month ago in another post

Today, it is a reality!

If you're not familiar with Manage Flitter, you should check it out immediately.

This is my personal go-to Twitter tool. You won't find a better one out there.