Pravana Nevo Intense Therapy Leave In Conditioner – Giveaway! 1 comment   Recently updated !

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I love me earth friendly products!  Here is one that you may be interested in hearing about:


Pravana Nevo products are 100% Vegan.  They are 100% gluten free.  Their packaging is 100% biodegradable.  Nevo Instense Therapy Leave-In Treatment instantly detanges hair, provides deep hydration or equalizes hair prorsity.  It also protects hair when heat styling, adds shine, eliminates static.


Munchkin and I both used this spray to see what we think.  I can tell you now, it’s more costly than other hair care products that we usually use at my house.  However, I’m impressed enough with it that I will plan on buying from them again.



  • It made our hair super soft.  It wasn’t an immediate effect, but after consistent use for a few days, we noticed a difference.
  • I would spray it on and then braid my hair and keep it that way over night.  In the morning, I could tell a difference.
  • The bottle is pretty, and the design is sleek!
  • It’s totally easy to use.
  • It is a wet spray, but it had such a conditioning effect that it didn’t act like a “wet” spray.  Usually when my hair gets wet, it poofs up a bunch as it dries.  I didn’t experience that poofing when using this, which was a pleasant surprise!
  • My daughter felt like it did a good job with detangling.
  • I really like the smell.
  • No sulfates, no salt, paraben-free, no animal testing – need I say more?  Okay, I will. :)  100% vegan, no phthalates, 100% biodegradable.  Yay!!
  • 5% of the proceeds for every NEVO product sale are donated to City of Hope.


  • NONE.  We love this product!!


Are you excited yet?  Because we are hosting a giveaway.  One lucky reader will win their own bottle of this Pravana Nevo Intense Therapy hair treatment!!  Enter below.  Giveaway open to the U.S. only.  Ends 07/08/2015.  Good luck!!


Pravana Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-In Hair Treatment

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Yumms BBQ Grill Mat Giveaway!

#Yumms BBQ Grill Mats Transform your outdoor grill into a non-stick cooking surface!

Enjoy Healthier and Non-stick Grilling With Yumms! Grill Mat!
Grill like a pro!!
Transform your outdoor grill into a handy, non-stick cooking surface with these flexible mats making cooking a breeze. They’re super versatile as you can use them with any size or type of grill. Not only will it make cooking the food and cleaning up easier, but it’ll also make it TASTIER than ever.

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  • PREVENTS FOOD FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS which eliminates the frustration of wasting perfectly good food due to a poor BBQ setup
  • EVEN HEAT DISTRIBUTION (with grill marks) provide added flavor by cooking the meat in its own natural juices… making your food taste delicious
  • VIDEOS – See the Yumms! Grill Mat in action with the video reviews on our page.
  • FDA APPROVED and can withstand heat up to 450 degrees F… providing you peace of mind with respect to safety and durability
  • CUSTOMIZABLE and comes in a set of 2… which can be cut and modified to any size or shape to perfectly fit any BBQ to achieve flawless results..PLUS our LIFETIME GUARANTEE makes it a no-risk purchase. If you’re ever unsatisfied for any reason, simply return it for a 100% refund… no questions asked

My Thoughts:
These versatile mats worked perfectly for my small charcoal grill and are easy to cut to fit it. I fixed some BBQ Chicken to test how well the mat worked. We love a LOT of sauce on our chicken and I really appreciated not having the sauce drip on my charcoal. I’ve had it go out in the past but not with the mat. My chicken was cooked all the way and delicious! Since these come in a two pack, I can use the spare one for doing cheese, vegetables, and jerky bites in my smoker.

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One lucky reader will win a Set of 2 Nonstick Yumms BBQ Grill Mats
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Dates: 12:01AM June 13th to 11:59PM July 5th (Eastern Time)

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Prize: Set of 2 Nonstick Yumms BBQ Grill Mats
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Total Tea Herbal Energy – Giveaway! 6 comments

*I received a complimentary sample of the product for the purpose of this review.  NO monetary compensation was received, and the opinions are mine alone.


Total Tea Herbal Energy is a unique blend of herbs created to promote energy and reduce mental fatigue. Plus it’s all-natural and packed with antioxidants.

  • 100% Natural Herbal Energy Tea Aid
    Increase Energy, Boost Stamina and Antioxidants
    Guayusa, Green Tea, Cinnamon Bark, Eleuthero Root, Ginsing Root
    No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives
    Gluten Free & Kosher Certified + Weight Control


I love a good herbal tea.  Herbal teas can provide so many health benefits, and I’m all about improving my health naturally, as you know.  I’m not a purist, however, and I have to add sweetener to my teas.  That’s okay, right?  I’m using homegrown stevia or raw honey, depending on what I’m in the mood for.  The taste of this tea is pleasant and calming to me.  The smell is divine!  I like to drink some in the afternoon when I hit my afternoon “slump”, or in the morning with breakfast.  Besides helping me to “up” my water intake, it provides an additional energy boost with the green tea and other ingredients like cinnamon bark and ginseng root.  Here is a little more information about each of the ingredients, in case you are interested:

  • Guayusa – Contains L-theanine, a glutamic acid analog found in green tea that has been shown to reduce physical and mental stress.
  • Green Tea – Increases metabolism. Polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation. Helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating
  • Cinnamon Bark – Contains antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, antispasmodic, and anti-fungal properties.
  • Eleuthero Root – A strong antioxidant. Referred to as adaptogen – and immune system, memory energy stimulant.
  • Ginseng Root – Soothes the nervous system. Decreases blood sugar. Stimulates the endocrine system.


If you like tea, you’d better get excited, because we are giving away a package of this Total Tea to one lucky reader!!  YAY. :D  Enter below.  Open in the USA only.  Ends June 10…Good luck!!
Total Tea Herbal Energy Giveaway

Chocolate A Day Giveaway – Win Chocolate for a YEAR!

Chocolate A Day is giving away 20 years’ worth of Chocolate A Day Deluxe Multivitamin—the chocolate that loves you back.


This award is equivalent to 240 boxes and about 6,000 pieces of creamy dark Belgian chocolate with 100% daily value of 10 vitamins and minerals!


20 winners will receive a year’s worth of chocolate each.  One winner will be chosen per day over 20 days.  The first 10 days for the giveaway are May 5-15, and the second 10 days are June 9-19.  Yay!


Friends, this is some good chocolate!  My son wholeheartedly approves, and in fact, I’m having a hard time keeping him AND me from eating more than one each day. :)  Each chocolate square provides 100% daily value of 10 vitamins and minerals.  It contains 55% cocoa, so it’s a slightly dark chocolate.


It is sugar free, but is sweetened with maltitol, which is a sugar alcohol.  Maltitol does have a slightly higher glycemic index than most sugar alcohols, so is best used in moderation.  That is the one thing that I wish could be changed about the chocolate.  I don’t generally approve of sugar alcohols.


The chocolate vitamins are non GMO, dairy free, and gluten free, which is important to me!  They are so dang delicious, and I love being able to eat a chocolate a day!  Although only for a couple more days, because I haven’t missed a day and I’m almost out, ha ha!  I shouldn’t have shared them with my son. ;)


Enter to win a FULL YEAR supply of chocolate for a day!  There will be 20 winners, guys….TWENTY!  You’ve got to enter and try these!  Click on the picture below to enter, and good luck!

*I was given a package of Chocolate a Day for the purposes of this review.  NO monetary compensation was received.  The opinions are mine alone.





When Calls the Heart – Love Inspired Book Series and A Giveaway!

If you like romance-based stories, pay attention.  I’ve got a series of 6 books to tell you about.


0515-9781460391129-bigwAbout the books:


You believe hearts can heal. Love Inspired stories show that faith, forgiveness and hope have the power to lift spirits and change lives—always.  The Love Inspired product line is a series of 6 books that are released every month and only have a shelf-life of one month.


These are your typical romance stories, with a bit of a “twist”: They are appropriate, with an added moral element.  This is something that I appreciate and love!   They are cheesy at times, and predictable…which is sometimes what a girl needs, you know?  :)  The authors of each book is different, but the writing styles are similar, in my opinion.  I think my favorite is Bachelor to the Rescue.  That was actually the first book I read as well.  My 12-year old daughter is curious about the series, and it’s a relief knowing that I could allow her to read these without wondering what she may see or read in them.  They are definitely family friendly…why can’t more romance novels be like that?


0515-9781460391136-bigwWould you like to WIN your own set of this series??  You know you would!  Propeller Consulting is generously allowing me to offer one of my readers this set!  Just in time for Mother’s Day, perhaps??  Enter below, and good luck!

Love Inspired Book Set Giveaway



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Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to verification.

Preteen Ebook – Get Well Before It Gets You – Giveaway!!

resize_9e42cc021f00cadca1aa5e8c53c6c5925e6e96615c69a5f04c38bd267e1973ad1dd1e211256256EVERYONE NEEDS A LITTLE HELP
Eddie Lambert is about to learn just how true that is.
Eddie Lambert has never needed help. He’s a star athlete, earns straight A’s in school and is president of his class. While playing soccer Eddie falls down a long abandoned well and breaks his leg. Little does Eddie know a broken leg is the least of his problems. His new cast gets tighter. Strange symbols suddenly appear and begin covering the cast with eerie hieroglyphics. Eddie and his best friend, Holly, are on a race against time to solve the mystery of the old well and the growing cast before it’s too late. Will the two friends be enough to decipher the ancient Egyptian symbols carved long ago? Or will Eddie find himself mummified inside the ever-tightening grasp of his cast?


Adorable story.  I think it’s a perfect story for preteens aged 8-12.  As an adult I really enjoyed it myself.  I was entertained every minute that I spent reading, and I kept thinking to myself, “My daughter would love this!”  I’m excited for her to read it next.


Something that I love about this story and the author Lady Jenniviere is that I can trust the book for my daughter.  It is a story that is completely appropriate, with no bad language or inappropriate (sexual or violent) behavior.  That doesn’t mean that it’s free of adventure or excitement.  I’m giving  Get Well Before It Gets You by Lady Jenniviere 5 stars.  It’s a great book!


Interested?  Well, then keep reading, because I get to give away a digital copy of this ebook to one lucky reader.  YAY!


Enter below, and good luck!
Get Well Before It Gets You Ebook Giveaway

*I received a complimentary digital copy of the book for the purposes of this review.  NO monetary compensation was received.  The opinions are mine alone.

Vanilla Mint Deodorant Cream – Review and Giveaway! 5 comments

resize_d79a7165c6b62801d8f8b692223287c6e3780bb0a05921f562f8742287f4337f437fa727256256I love natural options for health and beauty.  I was excited to try this deodorant cream from Bella Organics out.  Here’s some info about it:


Organic, chemical-free cream deodorant.!  Organic arrowroot powder absorbs wetness naturally. Organic Shea butter soothes and moisturizes dry skin. Coconut oil has natural anti-bacterial properties as well as soothes and conditions the skin. Organic peppermint and organic tea tree essential oils provide anti-bacterial and germ-killing anti-septic properties. It leaves you feeling confidently cool, fresh and clean.

Directions for use: Scoop a pea-sized amount from the jar with clean fingers. Rub onto each underarm until deodorant is applied.
Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter, Organic Arrowroot Powder, (Vegan), Organic Sunflower Oil,  Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Aluminum-Free Baking Soda, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil.
Size: 2 oz


I really love the smell of this deodorant.  I’ve made homemade deodorants before that I scoop with my fingers to apply, but I’ve never had a commercial product that is used this way.  It’s really creamy and soft, and I love the texture.  A little goes a long way.  When I first saw how small the jar is, I thought I’d get 2-3 uses out of it, but I was wrong; it has lasted for a few weeks so far.


Like I said, I really like the smell, and I like the cooling sensation that the peppermint gives.  I felt like it didn’t keep me dry; in fact, it almost seemed to stimulate under arm wetness for me.  I don’t know why.  My daughter tried some and had the same experience.  I don’t like feeling wet in my underarms, so that was not fun.  However, this deodorant completely masked any under arm odor, which is extremely important.  I love that I recognize all of the ingredients in it.  This is something I can enjoy and feel good about using.


If you’re curious about this deodorant cream, you can purchase it on Amazon.


Of course, you can ALSO enter to win your own!  Yay! :D  One of my awesome readers will win a 2-oz jar of this lovely scented Vanilla Mint Deodorant Cream.  Enter below.  Good luck!

Vanilla Mint Deodorant Cream Giveaway


I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.  NO monetary compensation was received.  The opinions are mine alone.

Organic Seaweed Powder – Review and Giveaway! 4 comments

resize_6282d3b5c24916951902f402f70370cb79c65b076a60d1a5f2042abbc6a641f9374a8b7e256256Want an all natural, organic face mask?  Check this Organic Seaweed Powder from Azara Organics out.  My daughter and I have both tried this one, and we both can really feel a difference in our skin!  Here’s a little about it from the company:

REDISCOVER WHAT SILKY SMOOTH AND SOFT SKIN FEELS LIKE. Our Organic Seaweed Powder is Perfect for a Revitalizing, Age-Defying Facial Mask or Cellulite Reducing Body Wrap.

DON’T COMPROMISE YOUR HEALTH OR SKIN WITH PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN CHEMICALS. Our Organic Seaweed Powder is Wild Harvested Straight From the Coldest Parts of the North Atlantic and then Micronized into a Fine Powder for Maximum Absorption and Assimilation.

SENSITIVE SKIN, RASHES, DRYNESS OR ACNE, THIS WILL HELP YOU. Our Seaweed Powder is Packed with Vitamins, Minerals, Trace elements, and Amino Acids that are Essential in Maintaining Healthy and Youthful Skin.

0411150915When they say it’s made from seaweed in the Atlantic, they mean it.  That is the ONLY ingredient in this powder!  Now, let me be honest.  This does mean that the smell is a little, well, “fishy”.  You can add an essential oil to help with that if you’d like.  To make the mask, you simply mix it with a little water.  There are other options that you can mix it with too, like honey and Greek yogurt.

When I tried it, I simply added a little water and essential oil.  I could still smell the fishy smell, but once I wiped the mask off, the scent mostly went away with it.  I loved how soft my skin felt afterwards!  My daughter really hated the smell.  She too, really felt like her skin had softened after the first use, but she had a really hard time with the scent, so I don’t know if she’ll use it again.  We BOTH are incredibly impressed that it’s one, single, organic ingredient.  This is something we can feel good about putting on our skin!!


Want to try this effective, organic powder for yourself?  You can buy it on Amazon.  Of course, you can also enter to WIN a jar of your own, right here!  Awesome, right?  Enter below for your chance.


Organic Seaweed Powder for Youthful Skin


*I received the product free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  NO monetary compensation was received.  The opinions are mine, and mine alone.