Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sneak (Book Review)

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Weight Loss Wednesday: The Importance of Water



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Kitchen Cheat Sheet

     Ever come across a recipe that tries to give you the measumements in grams? Want to know haw to store fore properly or how long to cook certain grains? I came across this very handy reference guide for helping you out with all that. I thought it was really neat, so I just had to share. :-)


by shellshockuk. Browse more data visualization.
Kitchen Cheat Sheet

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Follow My Pins Pinterest Hop

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Prenatal DHA by Nordic Naturals #Giveaway


     Hello everyone. I did a guest review at Joys of Life for Prenatal DHA vitamin by Nordic Naturals. I would love for you all to check it out! Even better, I've been permitted to host a giveaway of a bottle of the same Prenatal DHA I received.
     So, entries are simple. Just follow the instructions on the rafflecopter and good luck! Ends 11/6 at 11:59 pm.

*Must be over 18 to enter. US residents only

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Vinyl Disorder/Sticker Hub Giveaway

Welcome to the Vinyl Disorder / Sticker Hub Giveaway! 

Hosted by Down South Savings
Sponsored by Vinyl Disorder and Sticker Hub

A very special thank you to all of the blogs helping promote this giveaway!


Vinyl Disorder - Custom Car & Wall Vinyl Graphics

Vinyl Disorder is a company that makes custom vinyl decals, Band Music stickers, sports stickers, banners, vehicle lettering and more! They also have a huge invetory of stickers to select from. Whether you want a sticker for your car, your home, or whatever you want to decorate, they got it!They make the product when you order it with a quick turn around time to meet your needs! 

Sticker Hub - Mission Viejo, CA

StickerHub.com has over 15 years of combined printing experience. They have a lot of adorable decorating kits that make it super-easy to decorate a kid's room. And if, as your kid gets older, that want to change decor--no problem, they're removable and reusable! They use only the highest quality vinyls, inks, and printers to provide high quality stickers at the lowest possible price.

One Lucky Winner Will Receive a Decal of their choice from Vinyl Disorder up to 36" and one sticker Kit from Sticker Hub up to $49.99! 

You can read my full review HERE

Giveaway ends November 2nd at 12:01 EST, open to US residents only, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!


Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. An ordinary Housewife is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cavallieri Neck Tie from Bows N Ties

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Festive Friday: Halloween on a Dime

     Are you planning a Halloween party? Well, here is a list of inexpensive and creative ideas from Living on a Dime. Some of these can even be used for Halloween dress-up, like the face paint and fake blood.
     Additional ideas are in the Halloween on a Dime e-book. Hope you get some inspiration from all these ideas and throw a "killer" party!
     And to check out some of their other e-books, you can go here! They also have a new e-book, Homemade Christmas, at an introductory price of 99 cents through Octber 23!

Homemade Halloween Make-up Recipes and Games
by Tawra Kellam
The average American family spends over $100 per year on Halloween goodies. As your kids drag you through aisles full of ghosts and goblins, the scariest thing about Halloween is threatening to leave bite marks in your pocketbook. No wonder so many moms flee screaming from the store... It can be much less expensive and a lot more fun to devise your own chilling creations. Here are a few tips that you can use to stave off the greenback gremlins and exercise your creative muscle. It won't hurt a bit! These and other free frugal tips are available at www.LivingOnADime.com.
Face Paint
1 tsp. corn starch
1/2 tsp. water
1/2 tsp. cold cream
food coloring

Mix all ingredients together in an old muffin pan and you are ready to paint. This amount makes one color.

Fake Wound
1 Tbsp Vaseline
tissue
cocoa powder
2-3 drops red food coloring
Place Vaseline in a bowl. Add food coloring. Blend with a toothpick. Stir in a pinch of cocoa to make a darker blood color. Separate tissue. Using 1 layer, tear a 2x3 inch piece and place at wound site. Cover with petroleum jelly and mold into the shape of a wound. The center should be lower than the sides. Fill the center with the red petroleum jelly mixture. Sprinkle center with some cocoa. Sprinkle a little around the edges of the wound to make darker.

Fake Blood- Mix 2/3 cup white corn syrup, 1 tsp. red food coloring, 2-3 drops blue food coloring to darken and 1 squirt dish soap (helps blood to run well).
Abrasions -Dab brown, red and black eye shadow on area. Apply blood over area with cotton balls. Use comb to gently scratch area in one direction. Apply cocoa or dirt over wound with cotton balls.
Black Eye - Apply red and blue eye shadow to depressions around eyes.
Bruises - Rub red and blue shadow over bony area to simulate recent bruises. Blue and yellow eye shadow to create older bruises.
Look Old - Cover face with baby powder. Draw dark lines on your skin for wrinkles. Smooth edges to blend. Cover again with baby powder. Add baby powder to your hair to create gray hair.
Deviled Eyeballs - Make deviled eggs. Add a green olive with pimento in the center for an "eyeball".
Radioactive Juice- Mix equal parts Mountain Dew and blue Kool-Aid
Toxic Juice- Add some green food coloring to lemonade for a spooky color!
Brains- Scramble eggs with some green, yellow and blue food coloring
Bloody Eyeballs- Boil cherry tomatoes 30 seconds. Allow to cool; then peel skin.
Goblin Hand- Freeze green Kool-Aid in a rubber or latex glove, float in punch.
Use the tape from old cassettes or black yarn to make spider webs.
Use cotton balls stretched out for small spider webs.
Glass Jack-o-Lantern- Outline a pumpkin face on a spaghetti or pickle jar with black paint. The paint around the outside of it with orange paint. Place a candle inside for a jack-o-lantern.

Halloween Guess It Game
In this game, you challenge the participants to reach into mystery boxes filled with creepy things and try to guess what each item is. The person with the most correct answers wins the game. An example is if you want them to guess "grapes", you might try to confuse them by saying, "I think it's eyeballs..."
Cut a hole in the top of a shoe box or laundry box for each item to be used. Cover the box with black spray paint. Decorate each box with pumpkins or spiders for a more festive flavor. Place the following items inside, one per box. Be sure to place enough of each item so the guests can adequately "feel" the guts.
Eyeballs - grapes or peeled cherry tomatoes
Intestines- Cooked Spaghetti
Skin- oil a piece of plastic bag
Brains- scrambled eggs
Hair- an old clown wig
Bones- thoroughly washed chicken bones placed in some sand
Vomit-chunky salsa
Fingers-hot dogs cut into finger sized pieces
Teeth- corn nuts, pine nuts or popcorn

Have a Pumpkin Hunt
Hide mini pumpkins like you would Easter Eggs. Let the kids find and decorate them. For small children use glue sticks with construction paper cut-outs for decorations.

Edible Slime
Pour lime gelatin into a glass bowl. After it is partially set, add gummy worms. Chill until lightly set. Then serve slopped all over the plate.

Bloody Popcorn- Add red food color to melted butter and pour over popcorn.
Freeze gummy worms in ice cubes and add them to drinks. Cut gummy worms in half if needed.

Jill Cooper and Tawra Kellam are frugal living experts and the authors of the Dining On A Dime Cookbook. Dining On A Dime will help you save money on groceries and get out of debt by cooking quick and simple homemade meals. For free tips & recipes visit http://www.LivingOnADime.com , sign up for our free Living On A Dime Newsletter and learn to save more!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Free Blogger opp--Christmas Cash Event

Christmas Cash Event hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prize: $500 Visa Gift Card OR $500 Paypal Cash OR $500 Amazon Gift Card {winner's choice}
Event dates: 11/7 - 12/5
Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED
 
     This will be a big event and will get a lot of entries! The blogs hosting have a large following. If you decide to sign up, be sure to mention I sent you!

Do You Need a Daily Break?

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Free Blogger Event--Two Links!

     This is a free blogger event in which you will get TWO free links for participating! Choices are facebook, twitter and pinterest. The prize is a KiddyUSA city 'n Move Stroller and it is hosted by the Blogging Mama's Network.
     The event will run from November 16th through novenmber 30th. Sign ups close October 31st or when the target of 50 bloggers is reached! Giveaway in US only. To sign up, go here! Please say "An Ordinary Housewife" sent you!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Free Blogger Event--$200 Prize

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     Here is a FREE Blogger Opportunity!  The prize will be worth $200--winner's choice! Whatever the winner wants, the winner will get! Kindle Fire, PayPal Cash, Amazing, Wal-Mart, Target! Who cares, they get just what they want! Blogger get FREE Facebook link with the option to purchase additional links! Dates are November 5--December 5. Sign up HERE

Free Blogger Event--Tech Lovers Christmas


 
     Here is a free blogger event I hope you'll consider joining. If you do join, please let them know An Ordinary Housewife sent you!
 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist and Oil Diffuser Review

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Barbie Pink Dreams Dreamhouse #Giveaway

Welcome to the Barbie Pink Dreams Event!

Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8

     When I was a kid, I would have loved to have one of these Barbie Dreamhouses. And I don't know what little girl wouldn't love to have one. This would make an awesome holiday gift for any girl.
     And it's so much fancier than the ones any of my friends had. This Barbie 3-Story Dreamhouse has three stories, an elevator, lights and sounds. The first floor features a dining area, fully stocked kitchen and elegant, light-up chandelier. The second floor has a living room with a TV and "Roaring" fireplace, plus a signature-style bathroom. On the third floor is a posh bedroom suite with canopy bed and an outdoor balcony with a hot tub and tiki lights. Sounds include a doorbell, kitchen diner, crackling fireplace, running shower water and flushing toilets.
Barbie 3-Story Dreamhouse:
  • Ultimate luxury home newly renovated with fab pink columns on glamorous photo-real wallpaper
  • Made of plastic
  • 3 fabulous stories with dining area, kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom suite and outdoor balcony
  • Includes elevator, light-up chandelier, TV, "roaring" fireplace, canopy bed, hot tub and tiki lights
  • Sounds include a doorbell, kitchen timer, crackling fireplace, running shower water and flushing toilet
  • Dolls not included
  • 3 AG13 and 3 AA batteries included
  • Dollhouse Dimensions: 29.92"L x 7.19"W x 31.99"H
  • Box Dimensions: 30.50"L x 8.00"W x 33.00"H
  • Adult assembly required
  • Takes approximately 30 minutes to assemble

One lucky reader will receive the Barbie Pink 3-Story Dream Townhouse!

Giveaway ends October 30th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. An Ordinary Housewife is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Need Textbooks? Check Out Campus Book Rentals!




     If you've ever been to college, or are looking into college, you probably know how expensive college textbooks can be. You can easily spend in the neighborhod of $1,000 on a full college load's (4-5 classes) worth of text books. Even if you are able to purchase some used, you can end up paying a lot of money. So what's a better option?
     Campus Book Rentals is a website that allows you to rent textbooks at a fraction of the price you would otherwise pay (up to 90%!). You find the books you need, add them to your cart and have them shipped to you free. You will also receive a free return envelope, so it doesn't cost you to return the books at the end of your term. Here is a video illustrating how it works.



     So for example, this textbook on College Physics is about $16 to rent. New this book would cost about $75 or more. Even on Amazon, an "acceptable" one is over $20. Maybe not a huge difference, but still something. Plus, you don't have to go through the trouble of trying to resell it. Or having it sitting around your house forever. Personally, I had very few textbooks I wanted to keep once the class was over, but textbooks are generally not something a regular used bookstore wants either. Sometimes even the used textbook store that sold it to you won't buy it back!
     So, the hassle of finding something to do with the books is also removed. And in my opinion, that would be a great perk in itself! They also offer monthly giveaways, textbook scholarships and a referral program.
     And as if these benefits aren't enough, you would also be supporting a good cause by renting your textbooks at Campus Book Rentals, because with each book rental, the company makes a donation to Operation Smile--an organization that provides surgeries to children born with a cleft lip and who could not otherwise afford the surgery.
     So, those are lots of great reasons to choose Campus Book Rentals for your textbook needs. So spread the word to the college students in your life. And if you're one of those folks that reads textbooks for fun, this is for you too. ;-)


*This post was written on behalf of College Book Rentals and i was compensated for this post. All words and opinions are my own.*

Festive Friday: Monster Hands


    I came up with this for "moster hands" last year when trying to think of a creative Halloween snack to make with some "Twinkie" snack cakes I had. Read the rest of this post.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kindle Fire #Giveaway





     Okay, if you've been thinking of getting one those popular Kindle Fires, here's your chance to win one. And even you've already got one, Christmas is coming up, and I'm sure one of these would make someone on your list very happy. :-) 

This giveaway is sponsored by SavingStar and brought to you by Madame Deals Media.

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Prize will be awarded in the form of an Amazon gift card so you can purchase your Kindle Fire. Giveaway open to US Residents only.

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Chicken and Couscous Skillet (Plus Minestrone Soup)



     This is another time I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. So the picture is the food still cooking in the skillet. Next time I make it, I will try to update the picture!
     This is a fairly healthy, simple meal, so I thought I'd share. I know a lot of the stuff I usually share isn't the most diet-friendly stuff, so I thought 'd share a healthy option for once. :-)
     Here is what you'll need:
     3/4 lb boneless chicken breast (about 1 1/2 breast for me), cubed
     4 tsp olive oil 
     2 TBSP minced garlic
     1/3 cup (give or take) diced carrots
     1/4 cup (give or take) diced onion
     1 can (14.5 oz) undrained diced tomatoes--I used fire-roasted
     1 cup chicken broth
     1 cup uncooked couscous

     First you need to dice your onion, carrots and garlic while the oil heats up in the skillet. Make sure the skillet is large enough to hold all the ingregients--plus space to spare, as the couscous will expand!



     Cook the carrots, onion in garlic in the oil until they start to get soft. While that was cooking, I used kitchen scissors to cut up the chicken.



     Then add the chicken to the skillet and saute until cooked through (about 6-8 minutes). When the chicken is cooked, add the undrained tomatoes and chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Add the couscous and turn heat to low, cover and simmer until couscous is cooked and liquid is absorbed. Fluff and serve. Serves 4.

Bonus Receipe: Minestrone Soup

     If you happen to have some left over, you can use it to make a nice minestrone soup. I had 1/4 of the chicken couscous skillet left over, so I added it to:

     2 cups chicken broth
     1 can garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
     4 oz can tomato sauce
     1 cup frozen spinach
     1 1/2 tsp each of basil and oregano
     a "handful" of frozen meatballs (optional)
     salt and pepper to taste

     Put all the ingredients in a pot on low for about an hour, while you make the fabulous pepperoni rolls to go with it. ;-) Top with grated parmesan, if desired.




Monday, October 8, 2012

A Season For Tending (Book)

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Free Blogger Event for a Cloth Diaper Stash

   Here is a great new free blogger event. This one is for a huge stash of cloth diapers. We're Parents!? is hosting an amazing event to get you started with everything you need to start a fluff stash or grow your stash for the New Year. The event will run from December 1st - 22nd and showcase some amazing companies, including some great WAHMs (work at home moms). 




Some of the amazing sponsors already commited are: HipKiddo, Timbuttoos, Scarlet's Naturals, Glow Bugs, Bundles and Buzz, LooHoo Dryer Balls, TenderTushies, and Rockin' Green.  More being added daily!

     If you would like to participate in this event, please Sign up here.  All giveaways will be open to the United States and many will be open to both Canada and the United States. You have the option to participate or opt out of any giveaway, but it is our goal for you to participate in every one of them.  You will get one Facebook or Twitter link for FREE, as long as you post the anouncement post and  agree to post when the event goes live and promote it.  If you would like additional links, they will be $1 each.
     Cloth diapers giveaways generally get a great turn out, so I expect this event to be pretty big!


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Make it Monday: Waterwall

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Outburst Energy Bites

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Festive Friday: Homemade Apple Recipes


     October is here and it's the season for cooking with apples. Apple pies, apple cider, apple...you get the idea. So, here is a lovely article from Living on a Dime with some wonderful apple recipes (from their e-book, Dining on a Dime) that just look yummy. I may have to try one soon...:-)
     But first, since we're on the subject of apple recipes, I thought I would share this recipe for apple brownies from the Martha Stewart Living magazine. I haven't actually tried these, but I thought they sounded interesting.

Ingredients:
     1 stick butter, melted and cooled
     1 cup flour
     1 tsp cinnamon
     1/2 tsp baking powder
     1/4 tsp baking soda
     1/2 tsp salt
     1 cup sugar
     1 egg
     1/2 chopped walnuts
     2 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

     First, mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and soda and salt. Then beat together butter, sugar and egg about 2 minutes. Add walnuts and apples and stir by hand, followed by the flour mixture.
     Spread batter in a generously buttered 8x11 baking dish and bake on 350 degrees for about 40 minutes, until golden brown and slightly firm.
     Cool on a wire rack about 30 minutes and cute into 12 bars. And that's it!
     So now, read on for some more yummy apple recipes from Living on a Dime!

Delicious Homemade Recipes For Using Apples!
by Jill Cooper
http://www.livingonadime.com/
I've always dreamed of having an apple tree in my backyard. You know the old saying, "Be careful what you wish for?" Now that I actually have my own apple tree, I stand in my yard watching the apples piling up around me thinking, "Oh no -- What do I do with this mess now?"
If I could make gasoline out of apples, I could retire, but since that is not an option and my frugal mind will not allow me to waste one apple, I have had to come up with some yummier "apple disposal" methods.
If you find that you have a few dozen more apples than you know what to do with, or if you just can't resist the great sales that stores have on apples this time of year, these recipes from Dining On A Dime will help settle your frugal dilemma.

Apple Tips:
  • When you have a partially eaten apple, save the good part and chop it into pieces. Place in a microwave safe dish. Blend together 1 tsp. each brown sugar, flour, oatmeal and margarine and a dash of cinnamon. Top the apple with the topping and microwave until tender.
  • Core and slice apples very thin. Dehydrate and use in granolas, eat alone or soften in warm water to use in recipes.
  • Slice apples and use in pancakes or waffles.
  • Freeze extra apples for later. Peel, slice and core them and then store in 2 cup portions in freezer bags.
  • Use soft apples in cooking.
  • Cut apples into small pieces and add to salads with a fruit based dressing.

Homemade Apple Butter
9 to 10 apples, cored, peeled and chopped
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/8 tsp. salt
Place everything into a crockpot. Stir, cover and cook on high 1 hour. Cook on low for 9-11 hours or until thick and dark brown. Stir occasionally. Uncover and cook on low 1 hour longer. Stir with whisk until smooth. Refrigerate or Freeze. Makes 2 pints.
Apple Pie Filling
9 cups baking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
5 cups water
2 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Toss apples with lemon juice and set aside. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a Dutch oven and bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add apples and return to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until apples are tender (6-10 minutes). Cool for 30 minutes. Then ladle into freezer containers or bake immediately. Makes two 9-inch pies.
Fried Apples
4 large apples, cored and sliced
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Cut apples into 1/4 inch slices. Heat butter in a large skillet. Put the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon in the skillet and cover. Over medium-low heat, cook apple slices 7-10 minutes or until they begin to soften and the syrup thickens. Serve coated with excess syrup on top. Serves 4.
Baked Apples
apples, cored
raisins (optional)
1 tsp. margarine
dash of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1 Tbsp. honey or brown sugar
(These ingredient amounts are per apple.)
For each person, use 1 apple. Fill the center of the apple with all the ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees until tender or put in a Dutch oven on top of stove and simmer on very low until tender.
Apple Snack
2 qts. apples, peeled, cored and halved
Coarsely grate apples. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 225 degrees until dry. Remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Apple Crisp
6 apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon and/or nutmeg
1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange apples in a well-greased baking dish. Blend all remaining ingredients except water. Spread evenly over top of apples. Pour water over the topping. Bake 45 minutes until apples are tender and top is crisp. Serves 6.
Peach Crisp
Use peaches in place of apples.

Jill Cooper and Tawra Kellam are frugal living experts and the authors of the Dining On A Dime Cookbook. Dining On A Dime will help you save money on groceries and get out of debt by cooking quick and simple homemade meals. For free tips & recipes visit http://www.LivingOnADime.com , sign up for our free Living On A Dime Newsletter and learn to save more!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Halloween Prize Pack

Welcome to the Halloween Giveaway


 Halloween is coming up, so  everyone is stocking up on candy and getting their costumes l,ined up. So this giveaway comes just in time. Here is a halloween prize pack. If you win, here is what you would get:
 
 

$50.00 Gift Card to Mr. Costumes.com

A Brookie Cookies mixed dozen party packs

YumEarth Organics Prize Pack of Candy

AND TWO Super Cute Halloween Decorations from Avon sponsored by April Aakre

   


 
This AMAZING Prize Pack is valued at over $100.00
This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and over. Giveaway will end 10/15 at 11:59pm EST
Enter in the rafflecopter below!
GOOD LUCK

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Rendi Giveaway

     Are you looking for a fun and personalized gift for someone close to you? Then you should enter this giveaway for Rendi products. Read on for more info!
The following review is by So Cal Coupon Mommy
 
     Rendi is the place to check out for fun and unique gifts. Annie the owner and founder of Rendi tells you about the wonderful products that are available, "Rendi’s products give you a new and creative way to CARE for family and friends. Rendi means “you make” in Italian. YOU MAKE your life reflect the values you hold most precious. Doesn’t that really mean our relationships? YOU MAKE a gift – a one-of-a-kind, personal gift that you’ve given from both your hand and your heart. You step out of life’s business and take time to tell someone just how much they mean to you. You’ll be amazed how your creation impacts the people in your life." I have to tell you that they have some amazing products and I was lucky enough to be able to try out their service and order a custom product. I selected the Pure Cottage Square Clip Frame which is a 4x6 Photo Clip Frame which is 8.5"W x 8.5"h. This awesome frame is $34.95 and you can select the color theme of the frame and the wording the appears on it. The process to order the frame is very easy, and it is so much fun. The site takes you step by step through the process and shows you the completed project before you place the order. Once I completed the process I was surprised as to how quickly the product shipped and arrived. When the frame arrived I could not wait to get it out of the box, but as I removed it from the box I was very surprised as to how nicely it was warped inside. The frame comes in a wonderful "box" that can easily be used as the gift packaging if you ordered this as a gift. Rendi has so many options and even large collections so you if you have a wall you want to fill with photos and personal expression check out the amazing collections currently available. I love that they all go together but contain different pieces so you have a lot to show case on a wall. Overall ordering from and receiving a product from Rendi was an awesome experience and I can't wait to look at my holiday shopping list and see who would love a Rendi product.
     For more information about Rendi check them out online via their website and facebook page.
     Now for the BEST part. One lucky winner will receive a gift code for $50.00 to use on the Rendi site... Think of all the awesome products you could order. This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and over. Enter in the rafflecopter below. GOOD LUCK!

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Thrifty Thursday: Ways to Cut Your Grocery Budget

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Blooming Baby Bath #Giveaway



     Okay, is that baby bath not the cutest thing ever? Not only does it serve a practical purpose (baby bath) but it was make for a super-cute photo opp as well! I had never heard of these before, but I would looove to have one of these for my baby! As a mom, I'm telling you--this would make an awesome, ardorable, useful baby shower gift!
     So, some lucky winner is going to get one of these, thanks to the sponsor, BlomingBath, and our lovely hosts-- Joys Of Life , Empowered Mommy, Capri's Coupons, Pregnancy Forum. Be sure to stop by and visit their blogs!

Available in 4 different cute colors - Blooming Bath is a soft, supple insert that fits perfectly into any sink for a safe and comfortable bath-time experience. Read a full review here: The Blooming Baby Bath Review.

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