Monday, October 20, 2014

Bretanna Review and Giveaway...

My family is really excited to tell you all about the fantastic Bretanna products!

First, we love the Bretanna Lip Balm...

My very dry lips are so moist and happy thanks to this wonderful lip balm!

With certified organic ingredients and organic (pure) essential oils, this soothing lip balm combines the properties of aloe, coconut oil, chamomile. Smooth and lightly-scented, this soft and supple balm is sure to pleasure the senses.

Next, Bretanna also has some amazing Witch Hazel for Face & Body! It's available in four different formulations.

Bretanna Witch Hazel Aloe...

Aloe Vera, high in vitamins C and E and uniquely infused into our witch hazel, hydrates skin cells, improves firmness and may help reduce the appearance of acne and other blemishes.

Bretanna Witch Hazel Lavender Chamomile...

Essential oils of lavender and chamomile, uniquely infused into our witch hazel, promote calm and relaxation, while antiseptic properties nurture the skin and help reduce the appearance of blemishes from acne, psoriasis, eczema, and skin irritations such as wounds, cuts, and burns.

Bretanna Witch Hazel Citrus Sage...

Essential oil of aloe and sage, high in vitamins and minerals and uniquely infused into our witch hazel, provide healing properties. Citrus oil creates an energizing, fresh scent.

Bretanna Witch Hazel Geranium Rose Hip...

Essential oils from Aloe and Geranium, uniquely infused in our witch hazel, fade the appearance of scars and skin spots and minimize wrinkles. Rosehip seed oils, rich in Vitamins A, E, and retinoic acid, revitalize skin and help it regain its natural tone and color.

Bretanna Witch Hazel is produced using true essential oils and contains no fragrance and no alcohol. As an excellent cleansing aid, all-natural Bretanna Witch Hazel gently tones skin and balances the Ph level, leaving your face refreshed, moisturized, and clean. Bretanna Witch Hazel reduces the appearance of blemishes and helps regenerate skin cells for a healthy glow.

Witch hazel has been used for centuries as a natural healing remedy. Native Americans used the plant topically to ease swelling and to treat minor wounds, abrasions and skin conditions. It’s also well known in the beauty world.  The bark and twigs from the plant contain naturally astringent and antibacterial properties and, when distilled, form a colorless liquid.  It is eco-friendly and inexpensive too!

I have been using these and love that there are so many things they help with! You can read some more great use ideas here. What a blessing witch hazel has so many excellent benefits for my families skin!

Make sure and visit the Jordan Naturals site to check out all of the incredible Bretanna products! They are also on Facebook, and Twitter!

Thank you Bretanna for the excellent products, customer service and also for donating to the Serving Others This Holiday Season project!

Now here's the really exciting part...

I get to give one lucky winner a Bretanna Gift Pack!

Enter to win this giveaway below...
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Beethoven's Treasure Tail Blu-ray Review...



SYNOPSIS:  Get ready to howl with laughter in this all-new family comedy starring America’s favorite St. Bernard, the one and only Beethoven! After a doggone disaster of a movie shoot, the big-hearted pooch and his trainer, Eddie (Jonathan Silverman, Beethoven’s Big Break), are heading home when they get stranded in a small coastal village. When Beethoven befriends a local boy (Bretton Manley, Ted), he helps him find a pirate map to lost treasure and together they em-bark on an adventure that brings the whole town together. Co-starring Morgan Fairchild (Flamingo Road), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), it’s a heartwarming “tail” about finding fun wherever your nose leads you.

Produced by Universal 1440 Entertainment, the production arm of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Beethoven’s Treasure Taildebuts on Digital HD on October 14, 2014, and on DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with DVD, Digital HD & Ultraviolet on October 28, 2014.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and DIGITAL HD with Ultraviolet.
·       Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD and theater-quality surround sound.
·       DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
·       DIGITAL HD with Ultraviolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.


Cast: Jonathan Silverman, Kristy Swanson, Bretton Manley, Jeffrey Combs, Alec Mapa with Colin Mochrie and Morgan
Written and Directed By: Ron Oliver
Produced By: Albert T. Dickerson III
Director of Photography: C. Kim Miles CSC
Production Designer: Bill Fleming
Edited By: Heath Ryan

Street Date:  October 28, 2014
Copyright:  2014 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number:  63129928
Running time:  1 hour 38 minutes
Layers:  BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen
Languages/Subtitles:  English, Spanish, French
Sound:  DTS-Digital Surround 5.1 (Spanish, French)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English)

Street Date:  October 28, 2014
Copyright:  2014 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 63129927
Running time: 1 hour 38 minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Languages/Subtitles:  English, Spanish, French
Sound:  Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, Spanish, French)

Our Review:

We love all of the Beethoven movies! This one is for sure just as good as the rest. Beethoven is such a funny and smart dog. When Sam went off on his own looking for a treasure, he falls and is hanging on a cliff's edge. Beethoven comes to the rescue and throws him his leash, then he pulls him to safety. I like watching him run in slow motion, you can see all of his slobber flipping all over haha, it's great.

We were all laughing when the town of O'Malley is having a party and Beethoven starts chasing a parrot around. There is food flying and people are falling all over each other. He causes a big mess, as usual. It's pretty exciting when Sam finds the treasure and decides to use it to save his town. There are plenty of laughs and heartwarming moments. This is a fun movie that everyone will enjoy!

Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Udderly Smooth Review and Giveaway...

My family is super excited to tell you about a wonderful company called Udderly Smooth®!

My poor feet get really dry. Last night I used their awesome Foot Cream with Shea Butter...

This superb foot cream moisturizes, smooths roughness and softens dry feet. It contains shea butter to make a more intensive moisturizer. My feet felt so happy and soft after putting this on them!

Next, I was excited to try their Hand Cream...

Wow I love it! I am always washing my hands and applying lotion. I finally found a hand cream that works great for me!

If you have dry skin, you'll absolutely love the Original Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream...

Original Udderly Smooth® Udder Cream is a greaseless, stainless water-based moisturizer with a light fresh fragrance. This cream was originally developed for use on dairy cows. It is now used by many people for their dry and chapped skin.

I really like the rich moisturizing ingredients. This cream feels so heavenly on my dry skin! I'm super impressed with it and highly recommend it. I love pampering my skin and each one of the Udderly Smooth items are fantastic!

Watch the below video to learn a little more about this fabulous company...

Made in the USA for over thirty years, these products contain rich moisturizing ingredients.

Not your average moisturizing lotion- Udderly Smooth® can be used on dry skin, cracked skin, for diabetes foot care, as a facial moisturizer, as a general moisturizing lotion and many other uses. Pioneered by a Pharmacist, reasonably priced and made in America’s heartland.

Udderly Smooth® my family thinks your products are MOOvelous! :) Thank you for the excellent products, customer service and also for donating to the Serving Others This Holiday Season project!

Visit the Udderly Smooth® site. They have such incredible products and are also on Facebook, and Twitter!

Now here's the really exciting part...

I get to give one lucky winner a Udderly Smooth Gift Pack!

Enter to win this giveaway below...
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Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*

Monday, October 6, 2014

C.Weeks Photography & Design Review and $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway...

I am super excited to tell you about a really AMAZING company called C.Weeks Photography & Design!!

Our son just got married and we wanted to make sure the day was captured by a professional photographer.

We found one that we absolutely LOVE! Her name is Christina Weeks, she did such a fantastic job! 

First, Christina got some incredible bridal pictures of my new gorgeous daughter...

Stunning!!! I am so very happy another sweet, beautiful daughter has now joined our family!

We love how this fabulous capture spotlights their rings...

Here's some fascinating photos of the bride and groom...

A few of the wedding party...

I love this photo above of my son with the adorable flower girls! Look closely, his 2 week old niece he's holding has her little tongue out! ;)

We asked for some fun shots for the bride and groom to use for their thank you cards. Look how awesome the one above they picked turned out! 

About Christina Weeks:

Life moves and is always moving, sometimes a little too fast. It’s my job to capture just a few glimpses of it for you so that in 5, 10, 15, or 30 years from now, you can remember every detail of your brand new baby’s face or look back on the time that your toddler refused to wear anything but the color green, or when your teenager refused to smile and you can smile. (or if you’re anything like me, cry!) I wish I could put into words the beauty and wonder captured in everyday life, but I can’t and so I take a picture.
I am a wife, a mother and a photographer. Born with a creative artistic heart with an outgoing personality. Learning from my own journey has created who I am today and the photographer I hope to be someday.
I am an on-location photographer, specializing in natural light Photography. Rather than  posing, I prefer to allow the children freedom to be themselves, to explore, to laugh, and to let their personality shine. I view each photograph I take as a gift. I desire to give my clients only the quality of photos that I, as a mother, would love to have myself and to show off to the world.
I am married and have three amazing boys and they are my everything. My photography is a gift given to me that is meant to be used and pass on to others. I look forward to meeting you and your family! - Christina Weeks

Our family highly recommends using Christina Weeks!! We know you will love her as much as we do!!

Like her on Facebook and visit her on Instagram!

C.Weeks Photography & Design thank you so very much for blessing our family with your talents!

We are truly grateful for the extra time, love and work you put into each one of our precious photos! They will be treasured and handed down for generations to come!

Now ready for something really exciting...

I am giving one lucky winner a $100.00 Visa Gift Card!!

Enter to win this giveaway below...
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Colonial Candle Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Colonial Candle, my family is super excited to tell you about their products!

We received the new Fall and Holiday Collection...

I absolutely LOVE Fall! I was so happy to get this fabulous collection! Here's a list of the different Fall 2014 Fragrances below:
  • Patchouli
  • Pumpkin Roll
  • Vanilla & Vetiver
  • Tobacco & Honey
  • Mahogany Leather
  • Citrus Boysenberry

Each fragrance is awesome, I love them all! My personal favorite this time of year is the Pumpkin Roll.

Here's a heavenly description of this candle below...

Pumpkin, ground ginger, and brown sugar are topped with a dash of cinnamon and bathed in sweet buttermilk for a new twist on a fall classic.

When I burn this candle, it fills my home with the yummy pumpkin roll scent! As guests arrive, they compliment on how fantastic our home smells.

Next, my family loves the new Holiday Collection! Here's a list of the different Holiday 2014 Fragrances below:
  • Snowday
  • Blue Spruce
  • Birch & Clove
  • White Pear & Cedar

Another superb collection that we are totally in love with! 

I am going to spotlight the White Pear & Cedar. It has a delicate blend of soft flowers and luscious fruits and is anchored with musk and sandalwood to fill your home with a new spin on a holiday classic. 

Top: White Pear, Nectarine
Middle: White Flower, Juicy Peach
Bottom: Cedarwood, earthy patchouli, blondewoods

Exclusively sold by Colonial Candle, the unique and elegant 8 oz oval jar is a beautiful accessory for any home.

Crafted from premium wax and all cotton wicks. The 8 oz oval jar burns for up to 50 hours. It's great that these candles burn evenly and come in high quality jars.

I sure am enjoying and love each one of the amazing scents! They are all so wonderful and will also make perfect gifts!

Colonial Candle
For more than 100 years, Colonial Candle® has been burning brightly in the homes of America. Our candle story begins in 1905 with Mabel Baker, a former Massachusetts school teacher, who began making hand dipped bayberry taper candles in her tiny Cape Cod kitchen. The candles became so popular with family and friends that she started selling them in her husband's local hardware store. By 1909, many stores in the Cape Cod area were selling Mrs. Baker's candles and Colonial Candle® was officially in business.
Recognized as the first candle company started by a woman, Colonial Candle® is still proudly made in the USA. Today, we produce all of our candles in North Carolina with the same pride and craftsmanship established over a century ago. From the mixing of our fragrance with color and wax to the perfect wick, every candle is made to exact specifications. Our signature oval jars truly set Colonial Candles apart providing an understated sophistication and a cleaner, more even burn.
Headquartered in Charleston, our Flagship Store is located in the Shops at the Charleston Place Hotel. You can also find us in local retailers all over the country. We invite you to experience Colonial Candle, the glow that has warmed the homes of America since 1909.

My readers can shop at and enter coupon code STAYCALM25 to receive 25% off your order! (expires the end of Dec. 2014)

Also visit Colonial Candle on Twitter and Facebook!

Thank you so very much Colonial Candlefor the amazing products and customer service!!

Now here's the really exciting part...

I get to give one lucky winner the Fall and Holiday Collection shown above!!

Enter to win this giveaway below...
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

LongHorn Steakhouse gives back this fall!

First responders risk their lives each day to protect us in our most vulnerable of times, and LongHorn Steakhouse is saying “thank you” this fall!

· Free Appetizer – On Oct. 6, all firefighters, police officers and EMS workers will enjoy a complimentary appetizer from LongHorn’s Bold Bites menu.

· eGift Card Donation – From Sept. 29 through Oct. 6, LongHorn will donate 10 percent of eGift Card sales to the American Red Cross to further its mission of providing emergency assistance, disaster relief and preparedness education across the United States.

To purchase a LongHorn eGift Card, please visit or

To learn more about LongHorn Steakhouse visit:, and

For more information on the Red Cross and to learn how to get involved in your local community, visit

Thank you LongHorn Steakhouse you are awesome!!