Monday, July 28, 2014

Weddingstar Review and Giveaway...


Thanks to Weddingstar, my son's wedding reception is going to be awesome!

First, look at their gorgeous personalized napkins...


Wow, these silver foil printed napkins are sure going to stand out at the dessert table! They are not only going to look good, but will be great for cleaning up kids messes.

We picked the beautiful heart design with their first names and wedding date. My family is very impressed with how classy and high quality they turned out!

Next, we received an adorable personalized tree trunk...


This is so fun! We love that their etched initials and wedding date are carved in the bark. The attractive wood grain gives it the appeal of actual tree bark.

This is going to look so fabulous displayed at their wedding reception! It will also be perfect to hang in their new home after the wedding. We really love this adorable tree trunk!

We also got this beautiful Silver Plated Stacked Hearts Cake Serving Set...


When it's time to cut and serve the cake, the bride and groom will be doing it in style with this elegant set! We love the silver plated, heart design handles.


It's so fun to watch married couples cut the cake and serve it to each other. This serving set is the perfect size to help them slice the cake and place each piece on a plate for the guests. Everyone is going to love how classy they look!

We also received some fun bubbles...

These are going to be fantastic for when the bride and groom are leaving for their honeymoon!


We are going to decorate them like the ones in the picture above with their wedding colors. It's great that they also offer personalized stickers you can order to put on them.

Bubbles are a great alternative to rice or confetti. What a brilliant idea so there is no mess to clean up. Everybody loves bubbles, so these are going to be a huge hit!


After 31 years, Weddingstar Inc. has learned a great deal about making dreams come true. From traditional to contemporary, today's Brides constantly search for accessories that reflect their personal style. 

With this awesome company you can find favors, gifts, stationery, accessories and much more! 




Visit Weddingstar on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest!

Thank you so very much Weddingstar for the amazing products and customer service!!


Now here's the really exciting part...

I get to give one winner a $100 Weddingstar gift card!!

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.* 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Combi Cabria Stroller and Shuttle Infant Car Seat Review...


Thanks to Combi, my family is really excited to tell you about some of their fantastic products!!

First, check out the awesome Shuttle Infant Car Seat...



The Combi Shuttle Infant Car Seat is lightweight, travel-friendly and engineered for safety. Equipped with 360 degrees of protection, the Combi Tru-Safe Impact Protection and anti-rebound bar, shields your child in front, rear and side impact collisions.

An adjustable head restraint with deep side walls and a layer of energy-absorbing foam distributes crash forces away from infant's head, neck and spine.


The anti-rebound bar stabilizes the infant seat by minimizing rotational forces in front and rear collisions. An easy-to-remove and washable cover, harness pads, and a large canopy, keep children comfortable and safe throughout their first year of life. 

Premium, push-button LATCH connectors, a built-in lock-off and an ergonomically-designed carry handle make the seat easy to install and transport.


The Shuttle is also designed to be compatible with the current line of Combi strollers to create a complete travel system for your on-the-go lifestyle. The Shuttle accommodates infants rear-facing from birth to 35 pounds and up to 33 inches tall.


This car seat is perfect, we love it! The ergonomic carry handle with comfort grips, makes it comfortable and easy to carry. We really like that it is also compatible with the stroller below we received. All you have to do is detach the car seat from the base and snap it into the stroller, then off you go. 

I like all the padding this car seat has. It will keep our grand-baby snug and comfortable for the first year. The removable cover is great since babies are always spitting up or their bottles leak. We can keep it washed and clean. The large canopy is going to be nice when we are outside. It will help keep the baby in the shade.

Next, we received the amazing Combi Cabria stroller...


Just three quick steps are all it takes to fold the lightweight, deluxe Combi Cabria® into a compact, self-standing, portable stroller.


The "quick fold" makes folding, packing, and carrying your Cabria a cinch. I couldn't believe how easy this stroller folds up. It also has a strap so you can throw it over your shoulder and still have both hands free.



A removable, padded guardrail features a cup holder and snack tray for little ones. The over-sized canopy, with two peek-a-boo windows, protects your child from sun, rain and wind while also offering a useful storage pocket for quick access. Along with the storage pocket is an open pocket to keep your cell phone in. I love this idea!


The lockable front swivel wheels and larger rear wheels allow for smooth rides and excellent maneuverability. A parent cup holder, extra-large basket and stroller organizer offer convenient storage of essential items.


The deluxe, padded seat features a multi-position recline with a fully lay-flat position and an infant safety boot. A convertible three- or five-point harness grows with your child and the shoulder pads and head pillow provide additional comfort.
The stroller accepts the Combi Shuttle Infant Car Seat for use as a complete travel system. Watch the great video to learn more about it below....



We really like the removable, washable seat pad with shoulder pads. The oversized canopy, with a storage pocket and two ventilation windows, is cool. Another plus, is a fabulous extra-large storage basket!

Kids grow up super fast, so it's great that this stroller holds up to 55 lbs! Combi put all of the extras in the Cabria. We are very impressed with the high quality and classy look of this incredible stroller!

Both of the above products rock! We give them a HUGE thumbs up. Our granddaughter, who will be born any day, is going to be riding in style when she gets here!

Make sure to visit Combi on their WebsiteFacebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

Thank you so very much Combi for the amazing products and customer service!!

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.* 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Gordmans New Misses Contemporary Department and No Place for Hate...


My family absolutely loves Gordmans!!

I am excited to tell you about some great things they have going on...


First, they have an exciting new line out. It's called Misses Contemporary, which brings modern styles and fits to you at an affordable price!


The new Misses Contemporary department is focused on a lifestyle that includes elements of both dressy and casual styles to fit her total lifestyle. It is elevated and trend right clothing that appeals to guests of all ages.

Gordmans is now carrying many of the same contemporary brands found in high-end department stores, such as Kensie, Jessica Simpson, and BB Dakota, all at everyday pricing of up to 60% off department store prices!


I was so excited about this new line that I rushed right over to our local Gordmans to go on a shopping spree!

Check out some the of cute outfits I got...





I can't wait to wear these soon! Having new outfits is a good excuse for hubby to take me out on dates right? :)

Next, I headed over to the jewelry department to get me some new cute earrings to match...


I really love the owls and silver with rhinestones earrings I picked out! 

Then with my first granddaughter coming soon, I stopped in the baby department to get some goodies...



We found some adorable newborn sets for Kaydence. Also the lady bug diaper bag we got is so adorable! 

Last stop was to get me a new fantastic  pillow...



I am excited to sleep on this cooling pillow. Thanks to Gordmans, I am going to sleep really good tonight!

I want to make sure and spotlight the No Place for Hate Initiatives as well...

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Gordmans, Inc., an apparel and home décor retailer, are teaming up to promote ADL’s No Place for Hate® initiative  to help eradicate hatred, prejudice and bullying as students and teachers prepare to head back to school this fall.


Through the month of August, Gordmans will join ADL in a call to action encouraging individuals, parents, teachers and students to take a stand against bullying and prejudice in schools and communities. Guests at Gordmans stores are invited to purchase “Helping Hands” for $1 each or more in support of the initiative. Every dollar raised will directly benefit ADL’s No Place for Hate® anti-bullying initiatives.

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.* 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LongHorn’s Grill Us Hotline and Giveaway...


My family absolutely LOVES LongHorn Steakhouse!

This Saturday is the final day of LongHorn’s Grill Us Hotline on social media, ending a month-long celebration of National Grill Month.


In honor of National Grill Month, LongHorn Steakhouse has been providing grilling tips, recipes and inspiration throughout July on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and ExpertGriller.com

Hurry over soon, because the Grill Us Hotline will be open one last Saturday in July (7/26) from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST! Pose a question on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and LongHorn Grill Masters will answer it in real time. Add the hashtag #GetGrilling to follow the conversation and view others’ questions.

My hubby loves to BBQ in the summer. He has been getting some great tips from ExpertGiller.com on how to cook the perfect steak. He also found out how to keep chicken from sticking to the grill and much more.

Now here's the really exciting part...

I get to give one lucky winner a LongHorn-branded grilling tool set and a seasoning set!!


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.* 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Urbini Omni 3-in-1 Travel System...

“I participated in a Blog Blast on behalf of Mom Central for Urbini. I received information from Urbini to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”



I am excited to tell you about some products from an amazing company called Urbini!

First, check out the Omni 3-in-1 Travel System...



The awesome Omni 3-in-1 Travel System allows you to take your baby from infant to toddler years with one stroller! My family really likes that it offers a variety of strolling options. As our granddaughter Kaydence grows, she will love nesting in the infant car seat, relaxing in the cozy bassinet, to riding forward or parent facing in the convertible stroller seat.
My family also loves the Urbini Hummingbird and Touri strollers! The Hummingbird is the world’s lightest full-featured stroller with a one handed closing capability. The Touri includes a stroller and Petal Infant Car Seat creating the ultimate on-the-go travel system. They have some other fabulous products as well. You can read about them hereUrbini products are sold exclusively at Walmart stores and Walmart.com.

Make sure to visit Urbini:
Website: http://bit.ly/1rHU8Ij
Instagram account: @UrbiniBaby
Also on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook

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, July 22, 2014

Avon Review and Giveaway...


Thanks to Marti, a fabulous Avon Representative, I got some wonderful Avon products!!

I received some of my all time favorite products and also some new exciting products as well...



I have always loved the Avon makeup remover, shower gels, mascara, glimmersticks eyeliners, lip balm and beauty line products!

I'm really excited to tell you about the Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Eye Treatment...



This great product has been specifically tested for use around the eye area, and is formulated with patented A-F33. It helps deep wrinkles around the eye area look reduced. Perfect and just what this new grandma needs! ;)

Next, the new Mega Effects Mascara is amazing...


This breakthrough mascara provides 24-hour volume, leaving lashes darker, denser and more dramatic. My lashes got a corner to corner transformation with the fantastic first ever Wonderbrush.



The Wonderbrush bends and adjusts to multiple angles capturing every lash, top to bottom. The unique brush fits the natural shape of lashes, coating them evenly with formula from root to tip. The extra surface area of the Wonderbrush bristles are designed to deliver 40% more mascara to the lash.

Check out the video below...




I love that this incredible mascara provides a clump-proof, sweat-proof, non-flaking and non-smudging experience! I am super picky with mascara and this one is great and makes my lashes look gorgeous!

I also received a Paula Abdul Sensational Handbag...



I love bags and I am thrilled with my new cute summer bag! The straw with leather base and trim, and goldtone hardware make it perfect. It's fully lined, with one zip and two slip pockets. I am so excited to fill this up with my goodies and show it off while I am out today!

Make sure to like Marti on Facebook. You can also go to her Avon site here and sign up (it's free) to be added to her mailing list to get a catalog.

Thank you so very much Marti for the amazing products and customer service!!


Now here's the really exciting part...

I get to give one lucky winner 4 of the newest Anew Avon products out! (a $131.99 value)




Enter to win this giveaway below...
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Calphalon Nonstick Pans Review...

Thanks to Calphalon, my family is excited to tell you about their nonstick cookware...

First, check out the Calphalon Unison Nonstick 12-in. Covered Omelette Pan... 

Here are some of the features:
  • The flat, heavy-bottom pan has a wide surface to provide even heat, and the sloped sides are designed for easy tossing and rolling. The revolutionary Calphalon Unison Slide Nonstick surface releases foods effortlessly, essential for creating tender omelettes.
  • Free your culinary spirit with Calphalon® Unison™ Nonstick. At last, nonstick cookware that lets you cook like a professional. Two surfaces make the difference.
  • 100% Dishwasher safe.
  • Cook with little or no oils, butter or fats.
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Oven safe to 500ºF / 260ºC
  • Stay-cool stainless steel long handle.

This is so cool, we absolutely love it! It looks so classy and is also very high quality. We are huge omelette makers at our house and this pan rocks! It's great how the eggs don't stick to the pan, which makes it easy to flip the omelettes.

Next, we love the Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 3.5-qt. Pour and Strain Sauce Pan... 


Here are some of the features:


  • Now dishwasher safe for easy cleanup, Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick is created with multi-layer nonstick for ultra durability. The stunning, contemporary design looks beautiful in the kitchen, and heavy-gauge, hard-anodized aluminum ensures even heating. Use the 3.5-qt. sauce pan to cook pasta, vegetables, rice or beans, and then drain liquid by using the integrated straining holes in the cover. It's fast, easy and you won't have to use a separate colander.
  • Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick combines durability and performance with fast clean-up and easy low-fat cooking.
  • Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
  • Durable, cast stainless steel loop handles.
  • Full lifetime warranty.
  • Heavy-gauge, hard-anodized aluminum for even heating.
  • Oven safe to 450°F / 230°C.
  • Triple layer, PFOA-free nonstick for lasting release

The pour and strain sauce pan is awesome! It's so nice to make pasta and not have to transfer the noodles to a strainer. This one has it built in, so all you have to do is pour the water out through the strainer in the lid. This is the best idea I've seen in a long time. It makes life easy and you have less dishes to clean up. We love it!

Check out the video below...



Both of the above pans are fabulous and would make excellent gifts as well!

Make sure and visit Caplhalon on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Thank you so very much Calphalon for the amazing products and customer service!!

Now here's the really exciting part...

When a couple creates their bridal registry, they are making decisions about items they will have in their home for years to come, so it’s no surprise that cookware is often at the top of the list. Couples cook up savored memories, from the first meal they create together in their new home to the meal they share on their 25th anniversary. The cookware they choose serves as the foundation for which these “Couples Cooking” memories are made.

Calphalon wants to recognize these precious #CouplesCooking moments by asking couples to share pictures of the meals they cook together for a chance to win $1,000 of Calphalon cookware!

June 17th through Monday, Sept. 1, Calphalon’s asking participants to post photos of the meals they prepare with their significant other on Calphalon’s Facebook page. To enter, couples will be asked to share why the dish is unique or special to them.  

To enter the sweeps, either visit the Calphalon Facebook page and click on the #CouplesCooking Sweepstakes Tab, or visit the following link:

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.*