Friday, April 18, 2014

Blessed Good Friday and Happy Passover

A Blessed Good Friday and Blessed Shabbat, Passover to all of my family and friends. 

Scott's Liquid Gold WINNER!

We have a winner for the Scott's Liquid Gold:

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Thank you to everyone that participated -- more great reviews and giveaways coming soon!

Scott's Liquid Gold

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Scott's Liquid Gold Review & Flash Giveaway! Ends 4/17/14

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I was recently given the wonderful opportunity to try Scott's Liquid Gold on my furniture. Now, this is a product with which I am very familiar. It has been a staple in my home for as long as I can remember -- my Nan used it often on her most prized pieces of antique wooden furniture and frames.

I use it, too.  From Mike's childhood rocker to the antique frame holding a portrait of my great-grandmother to a new desk chair, Scott's Liquid Gold keeps my treasures clean, supple, and looking beautiful.

Scott’s Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner and Preservative was founded in 1951 in a garage in Denver, Colorado.  Made with natural organic oils, it rejuvenates and restores all types of natural wood. Scott's Liquid Gold has been a trusted name in household care for generations. We bet your mom or grandmother had a can of Liquid Gold under the kitchen sink!. Scott's Liquid Gold makes high quality household products that are sold in stores across the US. Scott’s Liquid Gold  has been in the same location since 1970 and is proud to be an American manufacturer. 

Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner & Preservative Aerosol:

Directions: For light cleaning and dusting, spray sparingly on soft, clean, lint-free cloth and wipe over surface. For deep wood cleaning and preservation, spray liberally on cloth and spread evenly over surface.  Buff dry with a clean cloth.  
Cleans, protects, restores, preserves and beautifies furniture, cabinets, doors, paneling & woodwork.  Use on finished or unfinished wood.  Restores wood's natural color, grain & luster.  Contains no wax, wood polish or silicone.  Replenishes natural moisture.  Protects against cracking, warping & fading.  Lessens the appearance of nicks & scratches.  Also cleans and shine stainless steel, chrome and brass better than any product on the market. 

***NOTE: Not for use on bleached wood, veneers, simulated wood or painted, waxed, synthetic (polyurethane), laminated or deteriorated finishes (including many surfaces in marine environments). To avoid uneven penetration on large surfaces, don't spray Scott's Liquid Gold directly on wood. Either spray on cloth as directed or use Scott's Liquid Gold pourable.*** 

You may connect with Scott's Liquid Gold on their Social Media pages:
FacebookPinterest, and @scottliquidgold on Twitter.

Would you like to try Scott's Liquid Gold on your fine furniture? You can! They have generously offered one of my readers the chance to win a can of their own!

Just follow the entry instructions below for your chance to enter to win!

***Follow all instructions carefully. Open to USA only (Excluding Alaska and Hawaii), 18+.  No PO Boxes, please. All entries are verified.  HURRY! Giveaway Ends on April 17, 2014.***

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Long Weigh Down

If you look at the top of this blog, you'll see a new page:
The Long Weigh Down

That page will tell the story of my weight-loss journey.  It's name has two meanings: The long time I have been weighed down and the time it will take to lose the weight. 

It's really not easy to admit openly that one is obese. It's not easy to share the struggle. However, I truly believe that sharing is part of the journey.

I invite you to walk along with me... share your stories... hopefully, offer suggestions and encouragement.  I will be happy to cheer you on as well.

I am a long-time member of Spark People -- my member name there is LifeNProgress.  I hope you'll join me there as well.  It's a completely FREE site.  It has weight loss programs, nutrition / exercise trackers, forums, blogs, articles, videos, and more.

In 2009, I lost 66 pounds on the Spark People program.  It was MY OWN fault that I went back to my old way of thinking and eating. I will endeavour not to do that again.

Later, I will post my current weight. It's embarrassing. It's also necessary to success. Denial gets you nowhere.

When I post to my social media pages, I'll be using the hashtag: #LongWeighDown -- I invite you to do so as you join me in this journey.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Smelly Towel Cleaner -- WINNER!

We have a winner of the Smelly Towel Cleaner Giveaway!  It's Janice C.  

Congratulations! I've emailed you!

Thank you to everyone that participated -- we have more great reviews and giveaways coming soon!

Have a Blessed Palm Sunday.


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Smelly Towel Cleaner Giveaway ENDS TONIGHT!

Our giveaway of Smelly Towel Cleaner ends tonight!  Hurry!  Don't miss out on this great prize!

Enter HERE for your chance to win!

Good Luck!


Friday, April 11, 2014

COZI: Ultimate Mother's Day Pin-it-to-win-it! Six Winners! wants you to experience the Ultimate Mother's Day!!! 

They are sponsoring a fantastic Pin-it-to-win-it Contest -- Six lucky entrants will win a $25 Gift Card!!!

Ends 5/9/14.

Just click this LINK for your chance to enter and win!!!

Good luck!

Crooked Brook Men's Polo Shirt WINNER!

We have a winner of our Crooked Brook Men's Polo Shirt! 

She is Wanda McH!

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Thank you to everyone that participated -- more great reviews and giveaways coming soon!

Men's Polo Shirt from Crooked Brook

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sweetbay is now WINN-DIXIE! #WDBlogger

This post was created in partnership with Winn Dixie. All opinions are my own.

I'm excited to share some fabulous news with you!  Your local Sweetbay store is now... *drumroll, please*... Winn-Dixie!  New Name, Same People (the name’s changed, but the familiar faces and friendly customer service never will!)

I have long loved shopping at the Winn-Dixie. My family has always sworen by their Meat Department as the best in the business.

Winn-Dixie offers so much for the shopper.   More Sales in Every Aisle (Winn-Dixie’s made it easier than ever to save more on the items you buy most)!

1. Dependable Deals:  Low prices 'locked in' for the items you buy the most! 100's of items, week after week!

2. E-Coupons:  Just click on the coupon you want, add it to your Reward Card, swipe the card at checkout, and save! 

3. Fuelperks: Earn 5 cents per gallon on gas for every $50 spent on groceries!

To see if there is a Winn-Dixie near you, use this handy Store Locator.

To connect with Winn-Dixie, follow them on their Social Media pages:
Facebook@WinnDixie on Twitter, and LinkedIn.

I am a proud #WDBlogger!

Off the Edge of the Map by Michael Rank - A Book Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I love to read.  My Nanie began reading to me as soon as I was born and began teaching me to read before I was two years old. The first book I really remember 'reading' was Twas the Night Before Christmas. I think I must've memorized most of it.

I still love to read. Histories and biographies are my favourite subjects to read and study. When asked to read and review a new non-fiction book by author Michael Rank, I was excited. He's a great young writer!

Off The Edge of the Map is a book about explorers, travelers, adventurers: Those who pushed the boundaries of the known world.

The book opens with the tale of Rabban Bar Sauma (1220-1294), a Chinese Nestorian monk, then takes us across the ages with the likes of Herman Cortes, Captain Cook, Sir Henry Stanley, and Neil Armstrong.  

These are the brief, but concise stories of brave men who took up, not a road less traveled, but a road never traveled.  Their fears and failures did not defeat them in their quests.  They persevered and  moved forward, making progress and making history.

Michael Rank presents these explorers in very respectful, historically-factual terms.  He doesn't offer undue praise or find fault with their methods.  He simply presents the reader with a personal, humorous, and often-reverent view of the adventurers.  His style is open and easy to read.

As an Historian, I loved the book.  I loved the flow of time as presented by the author as each explorer is studied in chronological order.  It's easy to see how the successes (and failures) of one courageous man helped to shape and define the explorations of the next.

Mike, Review Daddy, is a Registered Land Surveyor. He, too, loved the book (he read it first). Mike sees these explores in a much different light than I do.  He sees them as Surveyors! I suppose, in many ways, he's right. Surveyors find and explore boundaries... as did these fine men.

Their explorations and discoveries helped to shape their world and continue to shape the world we know today.  Their courage and bravery against obstacles and foes still define us.  Their footsteps allow us to make our own: Here on Earth and now, into the Heavens.

You may connect with the author on his Social Media Pages:
FacebookGoogle+, and @michaelrank5mc on Twitter.

You may purchase Off the Edge of the Map on -- it is available in paperback. ARV: $8.09  

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