Is it time for a Wienervention? Applegate is here to help! *GIVEAWAY* (US only) Ends 08/03

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Do you eat hot dogs that contain any of these ingredients?

* Sodium Nitrate * Sodium Diacetate * Sodium Erythorbate * Mechanically Separated Meat * Hooves

And is your motto “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” when it comes to hot dog ingredients?

If so then it may be time for a wienervention!

Let’s be frank: Friends shouldn’t let friends eat bad meat. It’s time to stage a “Wienervention” and Applegate is here to help.   A new survey finds that while 92% of Americans bought hot dogs in the last year, 80% agreed that most hot dogs are low quality and unhealthy. So when it comes to hot dogs, we think it’s time for a “cleaner wiener.”

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More than 90% of people who consume hot dogs would rather purchase franks with a short ingredient statement, and that’s where Applegate steps in. Our ingredient list is simple: beef (that has never been administered antibiotics or hormones), water, salt and spices. It’s time to say goodbye to those dirty dogs filled with sodium phosphate, sodium nitrate, and who knows what else! Applegate happily acted as a “Meatiator” and provided me with a “Wienervention” kit to ensure me, my friends, and readers of my blog to enjoy cleaner wieners and never look back. The kits have the makings of a full-force backyard barbeque – without the junk! They include: –          Applegate Naturals Beef Hot Dogs –          Rudi’s Hot Dog Buns (White and Gluten-Free) –          Annie’s Organic Ketchup and Mustard –          Rick’s Pick’s Relish –          Applegate Apron –          Grilling tool set –          Frisbee –          Mini Applegate Cooler –          Susty paper straws and napkins

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We enjoyed our Wienervention on the 4th of July with our family and friends. Every single person agreed that these dogs are THE BEST! We’ve never really enjoyed hot dogs before tasting Applegate’s! You can actually feel good about eating these and even my picky, picky children loved them.
Hubby was in charge of the grilling while I played with the cool frisbee that was included in our kit with my daughter 🙂
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Applegate wants to be your “Meatiator” in your “Wienervention”.  Learn more about Applegate Organic & Natural Meats at http://www.applegate.com.

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WIN IT: Applegate is offering one of my lucky US readers the chance to WIN a Wienervention kit of your own with everything I received! This will be a quick 3 day giveaway! Ends 08/03 at 11:00 p.m.central. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below!

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MARVEL’S IRON MAN & CAPTAIN AMERICA: HEROES UNITED Available Only on Digital HD, On-Demand, and Disney Movies Anywhere 07/29/14

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Marvel’s Iron Man and Captain America Unite to Save The World From Evil!

MARVEL’S IRON MAN & CAPTAIN AMERICA:

HEROES UNITED

Available Only on Digital HD, On-Demand, and Disney Movies Anywhere July 29th, 2014

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 In Marvel’s “Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United,” Iron Man and Captain America battle to keep the Red Skull and his triggerman, Taskmaster, from unleashing an army of Hydra Brutes on the world! With Iron Man’s intellect and Cap’s combat training, the two born leaders must learn to work together and appreciate each other’s skills in order to save the world from the evil throes of Hydra. All the fun of the Iron Man-Hulk dynamic from the first “Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United,” is matched here with the rapport between Captain America and Iron Man. With surprising twists and a surprise appearance by one of your favorite Marvel Super Heroes, this action packed feature highlights two of the mightiest Avengers as they take down the vicious Red Skull and deadly Taskmaster!

MY REVIEW:

My husband and I LOVE Marvel and so we watched this together after downloading it on the Disney Movies Anywhere app which I knew nothing about before today! We really enjoyed this movie, it kept our attention the whole time with non stop action. Disney Movies Anywhere is a neat app where you can download all of your favorite Disney movies and connect it to your Apple account and have all your favs right on your Apple device! You can also add all of your Disney Movie Reward codes into the same app and collect all of your points to gain rewards.

Check out the awesome preview below!

Emerson Creek Pottery Sugar Bowl Giveaway & Discount Code (US Only) Ends 08/12

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I was looking online one day at pottery and ran across Emerson Creek Pottery. I looked at their website and fell in love with a few of their products so I contacted them and was so excited that they allowed me to do a review on their products. . All of their pottery is handmade and fired in a gas kiln. All of their painting is done by hand so every piece is similar but different, which makes each piece so unique.

There are many different patterns including Iris, Dragonflies, ,Blueberries, Tuscan Olive, and so many more. When I had to decide on my piece for review I had such a hard time because there are so many items that I want. I ended up choosing the Summer Peaks Sugar Bowl pattern because I could not get over how much it reminded me of a piece of my childhood.

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When I was little I spent many days over my Great Aunt’s house and she always had this beautiful sugar bowl on her table. I remember for breakfast she would let me put a spoonful of sugar on my Corn Flakes or in my Cream of Wheat. Ever since then I could never forget a gorgeous piece of pottery!

My new sugar bowl is my favorite piece on my table. I feel proud to show it off and I seriously love it because it is truly a piece of art! I use it everyday for my morning coffee and I even keep the tradition my Aunt started and let my daughter put a little spoonful of sugar in her Rice Krispies while she admires our lovely sugar bowl. I know she is so young, but I know it will be something she’ll always remember just like I do.  Who knew a sugar bowl could make such an impression, but when it is a beautiful work of art anything is possible! 🙂

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The beautiful Summer Peaks shows your American pride with the great Blue Ridge Mountains. It is easy to clean because it is dishwasher safe and the ceramic pieces are also lead free and free of the other toxic components that are sometimes found in ceramics. So you can relax and enjoy the unique pieces from Emerson Creek Pottery without having to worry about dangers from lead and other harmful components.

 I really encourage you to take a look around the website because there is something for everyone. Emerson Creek Pottery would make a great gift for loved ones!! You will not be disappointed. The quality and beauty of their items are perfection! I highly recommend them! 

WIN IT: Emerson Creek Pottery is generously offering one of my lucky readers the chance to win a Sugar Bowl in your choice of design! This giveaway is open to residents of the US (excludes HI this time 😦 my apologies guys) and will remain open until 08/12 at 11:00 p.m central. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below.

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Emerson Creek Pottery would also love to offer my readers a special discount code! – DRC0814.  Entering this at checkout will give you an extra 20% off orders over $25.00 or more through 08/29/14.

Bath Mat & Stop-A-Clog by Slip X Solutions *Review*

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Slip X Solutions provide innovative bathroom accessories – bath mats, safety treads, appliques, drain stoppers, and hair catchers – designed to save you time, reduce hassle, and keep your family comfortable and safe. 
I received the Sea Of Circles Bath Mat and it is wonderful. I normally do not bother with bath mats because the ones I would purchase from Walmart and most other places usually got nasty very quickly. Not this one. I love that it has openings all throughout it so that water does not stay trapped underneath. I also enjoy the fun design. My kids love it and it is nice and long/wide so during bath time my daughter likes that she can move around without slipping because it covers most of our bathtub.

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It is easily removable and easy to clean because it is machine washable. I don’t think being safe has ever been so decorative! There are so many other designs, styles to choose from.

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I also received the Stop-A-Clog Drain Protector. If you have long hair, these are a must! Again, I quit purchasing these after my first time from the grocery store because I found it more inconvenient, but not this one. It is a lovely flower design with tiny suction cups that make sure it stay put. I love that it is silicone not plastic because it is flexible so removing hair from it and washing it is so simple because these are also machine washable. When you want to get rid of the old one and put a new one on they’re recyclable.  Now when my husband gets out of the shower I do not get the death stare because a clogged drain will no longer be my fault and I can prove it! 😉 haha.

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Elegant Party Casual Dress by Ever-Pretty *Review*

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One thing every woman loves and must have in their wardrobe is a dress! Whether you need something lovely for a special occasion or just for play Ever-Pretty is the one stop shop to make finding your perfect dress easy and fun!

 

I received the Elegant Sleeveless Purple V-neck Short Party Casual Dress and boy oh boy did I fall in love with the whole selection while I was trying to decide on which dress I wanted! Ever-Pretty has a huge selection to choose from and shopping is super easy because the dresses are divided into categories so you can shop by color, occasion and even season! I love that they are up to date with the latest fashion trends but still have the simple little black dress (and 100’s of them) if that’s what you’re looking for.

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A few of  my favorite things about the lovely elegant dress I chose is that it is sleeveless and perfect for summertime, and I love that it is so simple that I could wear it to any occasion and feel pretty 🙂 The long concealed side zipper makes dressing and undressing very simple. I  definitely know where to go from now on when I need or want another dress. I LOVE shopping but with 2 children, shopping is not as fun as it use to be especially when I have to try things on. Shopping online has become my new favorite. I know I can trust Ever-Pretty’s measurements also. Before ordering just to make sure I took measurements of myself and ordered what I thought would be a good fit and my dress fit as it was supposed to. I appreciate when clothing purchased online is true to size.

Even if you are looking for your perfect dress and you need it fast You’re in luck! The standard shipping takes just 2-5 business days within the US and they  even guarantee 2 day delivery should you select UPS 2nd Day Air as your shipping method! How great is that!?

CONNECT with Ever-Pretty and browse their beautiful styles of dresses! You will not regret it!

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Girls Disney Belle Sparkle Deluxe Costume *Review*

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My Leilani adores everything Disney Princess related. So even though Halloween costumes are for, well Halloween Leilani loves them for dressing up in every single day! I do not mind one bit because I believe dressing up feeds her imagination and she is able to express herself in her own way.

We received the Belle Sparkle Deluxe Costume from Wholesale Halloween Costumes and Leilani absolutely loves it. She said she wanted a Belle costume and there are so many choices of different Belle dresses but I picked the one I did because  it is an officially licensed item and I couldn’t believe how authentic it looks to Belle’s actual dress. It is beautiful and the quality is just perfect! Leilani loves that she is  “matching” Belle and how glittery her dress is.

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This costume includes everything your Princess needs to look just like Belle including Belle’s beautiful ball gown,  a skirt that makes a full shape under the gown,  and a headband. These costumes are sized great. I got my daughter a X-Small because she is in a 3T and I liked the way it fits her. It is a tiny bit long but it does not touch the ground and she loves twirling around in it.

She loves watching the video below while spinning and dancing in her gown! She really feels like a princess, you can see it in her eyes 🙂

Wholesale Halloween costumes offers tons of different costumes but my daughters favorite category is the Girls Disney Costumes! This will be my number one spot to shop from now on. The prices are great and the variety is awesome.

I recommend Wholesale Halloween Costumes to everyone looking for costumes and/or dress up clothing for your children. Just look how cute she is in her Belle Costume!

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BobbleRoos Toddler Pillow and Blanket Set Giveaway & Review

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  About the company:

BobbleRoos® is a mom-owned business. The company is owned and run by Renee Sirulnik – an entrepreneurial mom who has always loved sewing and creating things. The product line includes toddler pillows, playard sheets, baby blankets, toddler blankets, burp cloths, crib sheets, and more. They strive to offer unique and yet practical gift items for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. All of BobbleRoos® products are professionally sewn on a small scale in the USA.

My Review:

One of my favorite things to shop for is baby bedding, so it is no surprise that when I am shopping for a baby shower or new baby arrival  it is predictable that I will most certainly be buying bedding, blankets and other soft cuddly things for baby 🙂 What I find even more exciting is being able to customize such precious items as such! My babies names are not out of the ordinary weird, but they are not names that you see written on items frequently and so I jump at the chance  of getting something customized for them plus I absolutely love  supporting mom owned businesses, I think it makes the products that much more awesome and special!

BobbleRoos has so many fabric options to choose from it is very exciting picking one out. I was nervous about my son using a pillow because he is only almost 18 months (my daughter did not care for a pillow until almost 3 years) but I knew my son was ready for his first pillow because he started using his blanket as a pillow I noticed every night I checked in on him.  So I picked him out a toddler pillow and toddler blanket set. . Renee will normally do a matching pillow and blanket but I picked out the “Dino Dudes” non-flannel 100% cotton fabric and Renee was nice enough to inform me that if she used that fabric for a blanket it would not be thick or warm, it would be more like a sheet and so she recommended I get the solid chocolate (flannel) fabric for the blanket. The two colors went together very nice!

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In my package Renee was also kind enough to include an extra pillow case  in the new “Camp Out” flannel pattern which will be perfect in the colder months. I love how BobbleRoos also sends notes for “Laundry Tips for Washing Flannel” and “Safe Bedding Practices for Infants”. I definitely appreciate the tips on how to wash flannel because those little fuzz balls (also known as pilling) are so annoying and unsightly.

The “Dino Dudes” fabric is 100% cotton and super soft for my baby boys precious head. He loves having his own pillow so much and he also loves having his soft cuddly blanket. The toddler blanket is such a perfect size. It is not to big, and not to small. I feel comfortable tucking him in at night with this blanket because it covers him up well but is not overwhelming. Even when he awakens he insist on bringing his pillow and blanket out of his crib and into the living room. He likes walking around cuddling his blanket. When he gets a little bit older I know he’ll love the fact that his pillow and blanket say “JJ” on them.

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I know his BobbleRoos pillow and blanket will last long because they are both made with such fantastic quality.

  Whether you want to give the best gift at the baby shower or surprise your little one with something special, BobbleRoos is the go to place!

 

WIN IT!: Thanks to Renee from BobbleRoos being the generous woman she is ONE of my U.S. Readers has the chance to win a Toddler Pillow/Blanket set in your choice of color/fabric design (based on availability). This giveaway will remain open until July 21 at 11:00 Central. Please enter using the Giveaway tools entry form below!

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