Holiday

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

All Tricks No Treats giveaway


Welcome to the first annual "All Treats, No Tricks" Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging! We are a group of bloggers that specialize in giveaway hops - so stay with us and you will have many chances to win some amazing prizes! Each blogger participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $15 - and some are much more than that! Be sure to visit them all - there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! Good Luck and Have Fun!


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Monday, October 13, 2014

GoPro HERO Cameras

Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life. · GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.
· GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.
· GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world.
12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates. Best Buy is one of the places you can get these cameras at. Learn more at or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person. With the holidays coming up one wants to capture them the way you get the best picture. Whether at home or out on vacation being able to relive the memories is a great thing to have.Some of the fun things you can do is by using the free editing software to play around with the footage you have taken.
As can be seem these are just a few of the many fun things you can capture during one of your adventures.You can control this camera remotely plus there are many cool things one can use from mounting the camera on a helmet to taking the camera underwater as it is waterproof. is a site where you can upload your video footage to share with the world. With all the things you can do either in taking photos or shooting video it will make your holidays or even random fun a more exciting time. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dr Teals Bath Salts

I have been needing epspon salts and thought of the the Epsom salts from Dr. Teal's Therapeutic Solutions. I was very happy to get the chance to try as I have had issues falling asleep and love to soak in the tub.By combining benefits of pure Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) with essential oils, Dr. Teal's products offer an advantage over just soaking in Epsom salts after a hard workout. I got to try the "Comfort and Calm" "Comfort and Calm:" This is a blend of Epsom salts and chamomile oil. Chamomile oil is an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent with soothing qualities to relieve tension, which makes it ideal for fighting muscle fatigue or soreness. I like to use this soak before bed after a hectic or particularly stressful day or a strenuous workout. "Relax and Relief:" This soak combines Epsom salts with eucalyptus oil and spearmint oil. These are two of my favorite oils to use around the house for cleaning, since they have a fresh scent as well as anti-fungal and anti-bacterial qualities. Whereas I would describe the chamomile bath as relaxing, I think this one is better coined as 'invigorating.' Both eucalyptus and spearmint also offer relief from colds, nausea, and other ailments. This soak was helpful for me when I was dealing with morning sickness. Dr. Teal's also offers two other types of Epsom salts - lavender and amber vanilla - in addition to foaming baths, milk baths, and foot care products. If you are dealing with an injury, the First Aid line of products might be ideal for you. Dr. Teal's has a fragrance-free U.S.P. Epsom salt for muscle tension, as well as an aromatherapy soak that contains rosemary and mint. The soaking solutions have a variety of other applications besides soaking in the bath for twenty minutes, luxurious as that may be. You can also use the bath salts to exfoliate your skin by mixing it with body wash and massaging it into your skin. I have yet to try that way as yet. There were a few factors about these products that were less than perfect. I thought the scent was a bit overwhelming. However, although the fragrance is strong in the bag, it mellows out quite a bit when you add it to your bath water. If you want a fragrance-free version, the First Aid U.S.P. salts might be a better option. Other than that, this is a high-quality product at an affordable price. Not only did it relieve muscular aches and pains for both myself and my boyfriend, but it also made my skin soft and helped me get some much needed relaxation. I also appreciated that it didn't leave any residue in my bathtub to clean up. I plan on getting the other types soon. The best prices I have found is Walmart $5 for a 3 lb bag.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit Sweepstakes

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  • Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Eating out Destiny Mall..Syracuse, NY

      I'm going to compare and contrast the service that have received at Destiny that me and my other half have received the last 3 times have been able to get out. Will be talking about the 3 casual dining places as we would rather save for a better eating experience than fast food.

       TGIF-
    The first time we went there we had coupons for free appetizer coupons. So we got separate checks so we could each use one. We got seated at a booth fast and I told the waitress about needing separate checks and then placed our orders. The food took a long time to get there but what we got was great. Mozzarella sticks and Loaded potato skins. I did get the feeling they took their time making the food and checking on us for that reason even though the free food was from a gift given to me. The second time went there was on my anniversary and we never even got to eat there. Got told there was a wait of 15 mins for an almost empty place unless we sat at the bar which is hard with my height and needing a cane. Complained their response was to offer.. Guess what free appetizer cards. No thanks I had wanted to go there for burgers. Not going there again.

      Pizzeria Uno's -
    The first time we went here was after the TGIF attempt fizzled out. We got seated fairly quick and then when I asked about drink specials got told they only had specials at the bar. We order our drinks and after 10 mins she comes back tells us there needs to be a new keg tapped but did not ask if we had been ready to order then walks away. In this time I see my drink sitting up on the bar and it sits there for about 20 mins before I finally get it. She only took my order after I asked to speak to a manager. I then hear her talk about my hair being funny colored as it is red with purple streaks. We finally get our food and the steak tips burnt on the outside,raw on the inside so I wonder how they cooked them. The pizza was perfection though. I am also used to being offered water if I get a drink with my meal or even asked if I want to order another drink. Second trip was a no starter , had to go to get my stepsons birthday gift and decided to get lunch before we went home. Get there the benches outside are full of bigger families and half the place was empty. Got told there was a wait didn't even get offered to sit at the bar here and when b/f asked about 1 of the good 8 empty tables got told they had been taken?? By ghosts I guess but that put them out of our eating.

      Ruby Tuesdays -
    What can I say? I love them for many reasons. The service was great even though the place was fairly full we got seated with no issues. We got burgers and the salad bar. They are the best priced for burgers in the mall plus only place that has a salad bar. I personally love the little cheese biscuits they give you while you wait for your food , plus the salad bar is great and they keep it very clean. The server was nice and kept checking in and the burgers themselves was beautiful. The only slightly sour note was a few teens that walked in to hang out by their family and fries could have been more crispy. Above all this is our fav place to eat for the service, the price and the food.



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    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Parenting a right or a priveledge

      I have been sitting here thinking about many things in my life, friends,family , loved ones . I have gotten behind in my blogging due to life changes.

      One thing that has really gotten to me lately has been the topic of parental rights. People that say they love their children yet decide they do not want to be their other half and then use the children some of whom never actually wanted to be parents in the first place as hostages.

        If a couple is married one party can pick up and leave taking the children and many times the other half can not do much because if the law does ANYTHING at all it is considered custodial interference. In most cases regardless of who is the most fit parent the mother gets custody unless the father is military then the mother gets the screw.

      Once the parent gets custody if they choose they can cut off all contact, get cash they don't use for the children on child support or even move or withhold any contact with the child or children.

      I have friends of both genders who I know would be better for their children if they lived with them. In all those cases the mother left took the kids and decided even though they really did not want to be parents they wanted the child support and the sadist urge to hurt the other partner.

       More so for males even if the mother is abusive they will keep the children with the mother out of some type of misguided sense of the past. Both parents should at the start have equal custody not be told when the other half leaves they need to file paperwork. I have only 1 friend I know who has custody of his kids and a few more  that should because they are the better choice. In these situations the mothers I would not consider them anything other than egg donors just as I consider fathers who are abusive or decide they do not want to be parents to be sperm donors.

      Being a parent though one can never be a perfect one should not be based on doing it to get cash or revenge on someone. Having children one knows they need lots of caring and attention not just the basics which some parents would rather plead poverty and then spend that cash on their own vices. It is ideal even if the parents are not together if they both love their kids to be in their lives. If they are doing it out of spite or the want of the extra cash they think the child will bring in then they should not be having them. I know too many that when one parent decided they wanted to be free where the children suffer too much. Children thrive best in a loving household be it one parent , two parents regardless of gender.

      In the end being a parent is about being there for ones kids not to use as a pawn or as a cash cow as i know others that fake disabilities so they get checks that way.

    Monday, February 24, 2014

    Stylish and Comfortable Undergarments for Women & Men Review + Giveaway

    Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.    I have had the honor of trying products from wearever products for the second time. I must say I love them as I can wear them under my clothes and not worry about having to bring a change of outfits. My only worry is after having leakage and having to keep wearing the same panties. While I love the protection I just wish they had removal inserts if having to wait until I was in a spot to change them out 

       Other than the normal awkwardness of buying  products like that and not being very comfortable or facing the challenge of sudden clothes changes I found Wearever products. I was lucky to be able to test out a pair of the white lacy ones this time. http://www.weareverincontinence.com/. Not only do they have many nice styles for men or women the pair I got was much more comfortable than I thought it would be. Not only are these cheaper to buy than disposable they are good for the environment. My best suggestion for myself for future purchases is to buy a larger package as 1 is just not enough for someone with asthma and my issues. I personally think the darker ones are a double bonus for that time of month in case of leakage . A good plus also is they are not any difference in thickness than normal underclothes or at least much of one to my husband's eyes. Which counts to me after being married 16 years to look good for him.

    Support Ovarian Cancer National Alliance with Wearever Purchases this February
     
    A portion of proceeds from sales of select Wearever products will benefit nonprofit Ovarian Cancer National Alliance this February. Wearever is partnering with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance to raise money in support of ovarian cancer awareness and programs for women with this disease. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women and the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers.

    Throughout the month of February 2014, 10 percent of proceeds from the Wearever women’s underwear line will be donated to OCNA. This includes all sizes, styles, colors and purchases in singles, three-packs and six-packs from the Wearever Women's Incontinence Panties line. To learn more, visit www.WeareverUS.com. 



    a Rafflecopter giveaway I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.