Saturday, February 28, 2015

~Review~ Canvas n' Decor ~Happy Home Guide~

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

I just love canvas. I have the beginnings of a wall full of canvas for my family. I have tried a few different companies since I started a year ago. I must say that from the moment my Canvas n' Decor canvas came in the mail I knew I had found the best one. The photo I sent to them was one I snagged off of my facebook page. I just moved and so do not have my photo's all unpacked yet. So I honestly wasn't expecting it to turn out more than just alright. They did an amazing job.

This is the photo I chose, straight from facebook.

This is my brand new canvas from Canvas n' Decor.

In the original photo my husband and I have very dark faces. But in the canvas they are much lighter. The canvas itself is exceptionally well made. It's very tightly stretched around a large, thick wood frame. The wire hanger is already attached. Most canvas companies send you a hanger with teeth that you must hammer in yourself. So, I was very happy it was attached already. Not to mention it has a soft shell over the wire so that it does not scratch your walls.

I most certainly will be getting more canvas from Canvas n' Decor. The quality is just unbeatable. You will be able to see more about Canvas n'Decor in March on my Happy Home Guide ~Products that will make you and your home happy!~

Friday, February 27, 2015

~Review~ Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy Children's Book

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own~

What a delightful tale! Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy is about overcoming jealousy. Bash is very jealous that his dog is paying so much attention to other kids. This book teaches about how Bash overcome his jealousy and how your kids can too.

Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy also teaches about special needs kids, service dogs, and the joys of helping others. It just all around a feel good book. It teaches so much in 30+ pages than you could imagine. This is a true feel good story for almost any age.

What a cute book, and full of fun illustrations. It kept both my 2 and 9 year old captivated. I will have a pic of my son up soon reading Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy camera decided to be mad at me today!

Would you like to get a copy of Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy for your kids? Go to They offer a couple books on audio books also.

~Review & Giveaway~ Blueberry Cove Beads Subscription Box

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

Blueberry Cove Beads is a monthly subscription box. Each month is a different theme and each month there is a Challenge with something in the box. The challenge winner wins a free box. How fun is that? Each box contains between 9 and 13 different items. I got this box for my husband Don and my daughter Emily. They are my jewelry maker's. The beads come in a beautiful little bag, with a wooden tag and a cute postcard.

This month the theme was Vintage Tea Party. The post card explains the theme and this month's challenge.

So here are the fun items that were in our box. First was a bunch of Bronze/Gold colored filigree pieces. These are the pieces that make up the challenge this month. Make a piece of jewelry using a filigree piece.

Then we had some little cake and eye screws. These are very Kawaii...I loved them best.

Some cute little glass pink flowers, very English tea garden.

Some little bronze/gold teapot and teaspoons. Very fitting with this months theme.

Sweet little blue and white ceramic tea cup and saucer. I collect blue and white pottery so I snagged these to display.

We loved the little bronze/gold timepiece, very Alice in Wonderland.. I thinking of a new piece to make here..Cake, Clock... and then some pieces to work with.

Then two chains to match all the bronze colored pieces in the box. Don was in need of chain so he was thrilled that was included.

Two small silver spoons, these didn't really match the other pieces but they are very cute and go with the theme. Not sure yet what we will do with these. They are about the size of vintage salt spoons and I may actually use one for that. YES I can find a decorative use for anything.

A bunch of glass beads with pretty purple flowers. These to me go along with the whole English Tea Garden.

Lastly two large strands of purple and white pearl type glass beads. These are very nice.

For $22, I think and Don agrees that this is a very good value. Beads and Supplies are expensive and this box has good quality items. Plus it also includes a fun theme every month to work with and a contest you can enter. My husband has been having a blast coming up with different things using the items in this box. He says he loves the theme because it made him go out of his comfort zone to try new idea's.

Here are the two items he has come up with using mostly items from the box. He used some black victorian lace to make a choker necklace. He added the pink roses and white pearls, two spoons and a little pink cake. He thought it looked very much like something that would be worn to a "Vintage" tea.

The last piece is his "Contest" piece, so he had to incorporate a filigree piece. He chose some aqua wooden beads he already had to create a cross to hang. He was going for an old fashioned elegance with a modern day appeal.

We really had fun with this box and I look forward to seeing what next month's theme will be. You can sign up for Blueberry Cove on the Blueberry Cove website. They have also graciously offered to give my readers the opportunity to win the March Blueberry Cove box! Enter below!

~Review & Giveaway~ BabyLit

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

My house is full of children, eight to be exact. Seven of my children love books. They will sit all day and read. We have more books than we do toys, and have since they were babies. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard about BabyLit. BabyLit are books for babies and small children inspired by the classics. You can find books like The Secret Garden, Huckleberry Finn, Jane Eyre, and Anna Karenina. Most of the books are board books , but they also have picture books and hardcovers. My children (and me and dad) love all of the classics so this was super exciting.

I chose Edgar Gets Ready for Bed, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” as the book I wanted to read. My first book the post office destroyed. I was so sad because you can not believe how awesome it looked. The gracious people at BabyLit not only replaced it but also sent me Edgar and the Tattle-Tale Heart, Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,”. Now that is awesome customer service. I had kids fighting over these books. From 16 years old down to my 2 year old and no I am not kidding. My kids think these are the coolest books they have ever seen and want to start a collection. I am "NOT" complaining.

Edgar Gets Ready for Bed is so funny. The book is all about how Edgar doesn't want to finish up dinnertime, clean up and bedtime. His answer to everything is NEVERMORE. He is very contrary and needs his mom to get him settled down. One of the reasons this book appeals to me is Edgar and my 2 year old Nikolas could be bosom buddies. They have the same grumpy attitude until the books come out at bedtime.

As you can see my 9 year old Thomas quickly latched onto Edgar and the Tattle-Tale Heart. Thomas is dyslexic so he struggles with reading. He is the only one of the 8 kids that doesn't love to read. As you can imagine I was thrilled to see him interested in a book. Both of these books are on the top of his favorite's list now. It also gave him a whole new understanding of his older sisters love for Edgar Allan Poe. In Edgar and the Tattle-Tale Heart, mischievous Edgar breaks a statue and you find out about the lesson that he learns.

I have not been as impressed with a children's book in a very long time. These are both wonderful books filled with stories from the classics they are based upon. They instill a love of learning from the youngest baby to even us grown adults. They illustrations are beautiful and not in the least bit overwhelming. I can not wait to get my hands on each and every one. The next one's on our list are Don Quixote and Dracula.

BabyLit also offers, Playsets, Totes, Buttons and little Characters based on the BabyLit Books. How would you like the chance to give a BabyLit book to your family? BabyLit has graciously offered to give one away to one of my readers. Good Luck!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

~Review~ Petunia Skincare Derma Roller, Serum, Eye Gel & Makeup Brushes

~I received these for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

I received three different products to try from Petunia Skincare. Let's start off with the Petunia Skincare Derma Roller 540 Needles 1.0mm. I learned quick that going slow and being careful is best with this! I was terrified to try this, honestly! But it really doesn't hurt. It almost feels good. You should wash your face before each use, then carefully roll and then follow up with moisturizer, serum, etc. I have only been using for a few days but it feels good and my face feels nice. I plan on continuing to use it and see the results.

Next was the Petunia Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Serum. This was a very nice and rather powerful moisturizer. If used daily it reduces your dry damaged skin to a nice healthy moisture full glow. It will reduce lines and wrinkles on your skin. It's a great daily ritual.

Lastly I got the Petunia Skincare Eye Serum. It comes in a nice bottle that's just the right size. This bottle is small enough to take on the go but big enough to last a long time. The serum is refreshing and feels so good on your sore puffy eyes. You can use it multiple times a day and it is not sticky at all. I am allergic to coconut so my daughter tested this one.

Lastly there are these absolutely wonderful set of Professional Makeup Brushes. This comes in a really nice case that rolls closed. This is a 12 pc set that includes a Spoolie Brush, Lip Brush with a LID that goes over it, a Sponge applicator, Eyeliner brush, Eyebrow brush, Concealer brush, Fan brush, Smudge brush, Eyeshadow brush, Foundation brush, Blush brush and Powder brush. Each brush is handmade with Natural and synthetic fibers. They come individually packaged. They are super soft, easy to clean and your makeup goes on flawlessly. This is my favorite set of brushes I've used so far.

The whole Petunia Skincare line can be bought on Amazon.

~Review~ GrillFella BBQ Wok

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

I was very impressed with this GrillFella BBQ Wok from the moment I opened the box. It's made of carbon steel and has a lovely copper finish. My only lament is that it's been too cold to grill. So I used it inside instead. This comes with Silicone Heat Pads, the wok, two s hooks and the divider inserts.

I love the removable inserts. You can divide your food from one to four sections depending on what your cooking. Not to mention that this makes clean up of the wok super easy. The sides on this wok are high enough to toss around your meat or veggies without them ending up in your grill or on the ground.

They also included little heat pads for free. Those come in so handy for removal from the grill. No burns happening here. They make excellent jar openers also because they have a large grip on them.

The holes on this GrillFella BBQ Wok are pretty small making veggie or meat loss pretty much none existent.

You can buy the GrillFella BBQ Wok on Amazon and it comes with a 1-Year No-Hassle Free Replacement Guarantee. Oh and did I mention that the price is as awesome as the wok!

~Review~ Garlic Press & Peeler

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own~

What a nice set. This comes in a nice fabric lined box and includes a Garlic Press and Peeler by Alpha Grillers. The solid stainless steel garlic press is very nice. It is dishwasher safe and has a a wide handle for you to hold. It's very easy to press so no sore palms. The garlic comes out minus the peel. So no need to peel at all.

The peeler is silicone for using sliced or whole garlic cloves. This is a quick way to peel for me. My husband would not agree he loves the beat it with a knife version. I think I like the peeler to save my counter tops.

Do you hate the smell left on your hands from garlic? The press will keep that from happening. Also it keeps the peel out of your garlic and you can just toss it out when your done. NO fighting with the peel any longer. I think this is a good value and I know I will be using it often. Hubby will also..after all the manly grunting! You can buy a Garlic Press and Peeler by Alpha Grillers on Amazon.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

~Review~ The COVERPLUG Outlet Covers

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own~

We just moved so I was excited to try these. I detest white outlet covers, cords on the walls, etc. This is a godsend for me. I could use about 50 of them. It's the simplest thing ever. Basically it's a flat outlet cover with a lip to go over your existing outlet cover. When you need the outlet you just remove it.

Step One...Paint your walls. Step Two...Paint the COVERPLUG. Step Three...Wait for it to dry. Step Four..Plug into outlet. That's it tada your done. The paint sticks well and dries quick. It leaves for an almost invisible outlet on your wall. This would be especially awesome in older houses where the outlets are everywhere or 3 foot high on your wall.

This would really be a plus for people with small children. They can not remove these and probably wouldn't notice them since they blend into the paint! I plan on getting a few more. Please learn more at the COVERPLUG website and you can buy them on Amazon!

~Sale~ Huge Sale At Crazy 8

~If you click and buy from any link on this page, I will make a small commission. ~

There is a HUGE sale going on at Crazy 8. Item's from $2.99..This is another great sale to stock up for the kiddos! Layette, Baby, Boy, Girls,'s all there.....

~Giveaway & Review~ #Cube

~Primitive Gypsy #Cube Review~

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

This is like your own personal digital photo frame. But you can see your photo's from Instagram instead. The #Cube will stream your photo's directly from your Instagram account to itself. It has a very nice sized screen for viewing. You'll be able to see it even at a distance. You can also from the screen like photos, and search for hashtags. It holds a charge for about a day, so you can charge it at night when no one would be viewing it anyhow.

I personally think this would be fun for kids. I would use it for an account to have them send photos to grandma or dad overseas, far away relatives...or something of that nature. Although it may be a bit confusing for grandma if she isn't tech savvy. I would recommend setting it up for her. It was quite pricey at $150 but it will get your photo's instantly unlike a digital frame. I think it could be quite fun!

You can buy your own #Cube from the #Cube website.

Welcome to the Hashtag Cube Giveaway!

Hosted By

All About Parents ~ Primitive Gypsy

Surviving Momhood ~ Fancy Hunny's Fab Finds

 Mommabears Book Blog

Welcome to the Hashtag Cube giveaway! This giveaway will run from 2/26/15 - 3/12/15

Two lucky winners will each win their very own Hashtag Cube! Have fun and good luck!

Stream Your Feed

Enjoy real-time photos from your friends, family, and favorite celebrities on your social networks anytime, all the time on the touchscreen, wireless #Cube. The perfect gift for loved ones and for yourself!

Realtime and Instant

#Cube requires zero attention. It automatically and continuously delivers a real-time stream of photos and video clips from family, friends and your favorite social photographers to a screen 3x the size of the average smartphone for you to enjoy. No need for USB sticks, additional uploads or another remote control. Images stream continuously as new pics are added from your social feeds, always giving you the latest images.

 Touch Display

#Cube makes viewing social media simple and effortless. Pinch for a 4x4 image tile view or swipe to view the back of the photo for extra content. #Cube has an intuitive interface with a touch-screen display. You can view a single image, swipe to scroll "back in time" or move ahead quickly to view the next images in your stream, and more.

 Favorite Button

#Cube features a dedicated favorite button on the top, making it fun to save your favorite photos and videos. The favorite button is also sync'd to your Instagram account, so you are liking things for reals, yo.

 Portable and Wireless

#Cube is rechargeable and has built-in Wi-Fi and a rechargeable battery. #Cube can go anywhere you want and is a great addition to parties, weddings, the office, the counter at your business, and especially your home kitchen, bookcase, or den. The possibilities are endless.

 Smart and Updateable

#Cube gets better with free wireless software updates that enable new features and application support.


Disclosure: Disclosure: All About Parents & Primitive Gypsy are sponsoring this giveaway. All About Parents will be contacting the winner via email. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn. The winner will be drawn randomly via Giveaway tools. No other participating blogger is responsible for drawing or awarding the prize. No purchase necessary. 18 year or older required to enter. U.S only. Void where prohibited by law. This giveaway is strictly intented to be fun. Thank you very much for participating! If you should have any questions please feel free to contact All About Parents anytime.

~Giveaway~ Drainwig

Welcome to the Drain Wig Giveaway!
Hosted By

This giveaway will run from 2/25/15 - 3/4/15
One lucky Winner will win a four pack of Drain Wigs.
Two for the bath tub and two for the shower.
Good luck and have fun!

The DrainWig PREVENTS hair from clogging the shower drain! It's the only preventative product on the market that traps hair-out of sight-in the drain's p-trap. Inserting and removing the DrainWig is quick and easy and you never have to touch the nasty hair! Just feed the DrainWig through the shower drain cover and wait 2-5 months. As hair enters the drain's p-trap, it floats and spins on top of the water. The DrainWig's ball chain and rubber whiskers catch and secure the hair. The tangled hair remains on the chain and out of sight until you are ready to remove the clump of hair. Extract the DrainWig, without removing the drain cover or touching the hair, by pulling the plastic flower cap. The entangled hair will easily slide out of the drain for quick disposal-no plumber needed! The DrainWig can also be used for bathtubs showers. First, remove the bathtub drain stopper and keep it in a safe place. Turn on the water, insert the chain in the bathtub drain and guide the rubber whiskers into the hole, letting the water carry the chain down the drain. Make sure the chain doesn't get caught on the crossbars! The plastic flower cap will lay flush with the drain where the stopper used to be. Unfortunately, you cannot use the DrainWig while filling up the bathtub. They are coming up with a new design to use while bathing. Be sure to clear any existing clogs before inserting the DrainWig. The DrainWig will not unclog a drain, only prevent it from happening in the future. Now you can let your hair go down the drain! Your pipes are protected from unwanted hair clogs.

Disclosure: Disclosure: KitchenPalz is sponsoring this giveaway. All About Parents will be contacting the winner via email. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn. The winner will be drawn randomly via Giveaway tools. No other participating blogger is responsible for drawing or awarding the prize. No purchase necessary. 18 year or older required to enter. U.S only. Void where prohibited by law. This giveaway is strictly intented to be fun. Thank you very much for participating! If you should have any questions please feel free to contact All About Parents anytime.

~Giveaway~ Couture Starter Gel Nail Polish Kit

Couture Starter Gel Nail Polish Kit Giveaway with Extra Polish of Winners Choice! ($115 ARV)


Sponsored By ~ Couture Gel Nail Polish

Hosted By ~ Deliciously Savvy

Co-Hosted By:

Heartbeats ~ Souls Stains

Michigan Saving and More


Life in a House of Testosterone

Thrifty Momma's Tips


Beck Valley Books

PLUS A BIG Thank You To All Other Blogs Helping To Promote This Amazing Giveaway! Thank You!


A Big Thank You To Couture For Sponsoring This Giveaway!


1 LUCKY Winner will receive the Couture Starter Gel Nail Polish Kit w/ Extra Polish of Winners Choice! ($115 ARV)

Here Is A Description Of The Prize:

Gel Nail Polish Kit includes everything you need for a salon-quality gel nail polish manicure at home ($99 ARV):

  • Your Choice of 1 Couture Gel Nail Polish Color
  • Base Coat
  • Super Shine Top Coat
  • LED Espree Salon Lamp with 30 second dry time
  • Instructional DVD and brochure
  • Exclusive Cleanse and Remove Products
  • And a bonus salon quality manicure tool kit
  • Zippered Cosmetic Case
PLUS An Extra Couture Gel Nail Polish Color of Winners Choice ($15 ARV)

Check Out Their Colors HERE

Total Value ($115 ARV)


Cool Product Facts:

America's #1 Selling Gel Nail Polish! * Over 100 Bold And Beautiful Colors * Up To 3 Weeks Wear * Free From Harmful Chemicals * Made in the USA * No Animal Testing
Hollywood celebrity stylists are choosing Couture Gel Nail Polish for their clients! * Jennifer Lopez * Kristen Bell * Queen Latifah * Oprah * The Cast of Pretty Little Liars * The Cast of Glee

And Now The Giveaway!!!

Giveaway Dates: 2/25 12 AM EST until 3/17 12 AM EST Open To Us Residents and must be 18+ to enter
This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook,
Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only
in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.
This giveaway will end at 12:00 AM (EST) on 3/17/15!
Good Luck!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

~Blogger Opp~ Grow Your Garden Giveaway

Spring is just around the corner and what better way to kick-off the growing season than with a mega garden giveaway! 

There will be multiple garden-related prizes for one lucky winner! We are currently still working with several sponsors to coordinate all the prizes but will have all the info soon including the amount of the gift cards! 

Hosted by So Simply Stephanie 
Currently accepting Sponsors, Co-Hosts and Bloggers with paid & free options to participate! 


If you would like to sponsor a garden related prize in exchange for having your product and company featured on MULTIPLE blogs, please contact Stephanie at with information about your product. Each prize will need to be a minimum retail value of $25. (For products less than $25 you can combine multiple products for a 'gift basket-type prize or send the remainder amount via PayPal and all 'PayPal funds' will go towards a gift card to be included in the giveaway!)

Each Sponsor Will Receive:
  •  2 social media links on the giveaway widget
  • Product info with links to your website (or Amazon link to product)
  • Picture of product
  • social media shout outs throughout the giveaway
  • Be featured on multiple blogs for the duration of this giveaway! 


10 Co-Host spots will be available. Co-Host spots are $10 each and will help cover the costs associated with hosting this giveaway!

Each Co-Host Will Receive: 
  • Blog name & feature listed on the giveaway info with a link back to your site
  • 4 social media links on giveaway widget
  • 1 Comment or Pin-It option on giveaway tool (preferably a garden related post or pin)
  • Free Link Option for posting the Sign Up HTML on their blog (HTML below)
Co-Hosts Sign Up Here.

Paid Bloggers

Paid Bloggers spots are available for $3 each. 

Each Paid Blogger Will Receive:
  • 2 social media links on the giveaway widget 
  • Free Link Option for posting the announcement post on their blog (HTML below)
Paid Bloggers Sign Up Here.

Free Link Option

Bloggers can also opt for the free option and receive a free social media link on the giveaway widget by sharing the Grow Your Garden Sign Up info (this same post) on their blogs. All Co-Hosts & Bloggers will receive an additional link for sharing the sign up info on their page as well. You do NOT have to be a Co-Host or paid Blogger to receive the free link option.

Free Link Option ONLY Sign Up Here.

You can find the Announcement Post HTML Here.

If you have any questions or suggestions for this giveaway please contact Stephanie at