Monday, May 25, 2015

Giveaway: Renuzit® Pearl Scents in beautifully designed jars to freshen your home or office.

I'm thinking of the aroma, sounds, and beauty of:
  • Blue Sky Breeze
  • Sparkling Rain,
  • Fresh Lavender and Eucalyptus,
  • Chamomile and Jasmine,
  • Seductive Pineapple
Smells fresh, smells, refreshing, smells relaxing,
oh wait, we can't smell a blog post!
But you can Refresh your home with Renuzit® Pearl Scents and experience the aroma yourself. 

My first aroma is Sparking Rain, the aroma is just like is sounds! Cool, fresh, a little sweet, and not a heavy aroma at all. 

Renuzit Pearl Scents come in a fancy jar with lid. Just take the lid off, peel off the seal, replace the lid and place in a room or area you want to improve. Why not try some new decorations, pillows, pictures, collections too and refresh your space with aroma and visual happiness.

Plus, the decorative jar looks nice in any room, easy to move from your desk to the bedroom, to the bathroom if you want to see what aroma you like best in your spaces. Try all the aromas from Renuzit Pearl Scents.

Giveaway: For your chance to win one of 3 Renuzit® Pearl Scents Coupons, enter the rafflecopter widget. Open to residents of USA 18 years of age and older. Three random winners will each be sent one coupon good for the free product.

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Disclosure: The Renuzit® brand provided me with a sample of Pearls Scents in exchange for a product review. The comments and views are my own.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Giveaway: SEARCHING FOR SUNDAY: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Chruch

Searching For SundayLoving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by The New York Times best seller author: Rachel Held Evans.

My thoughts:
I grew up in a very active Church family. Sometimes I thought my Dad had changed jobs and worked at the Church now since he was there so much. What was he doing there? Working on projects in the office of the church. A church has tons of paper work, budgets, meetings, and all kinds of legal stuff to take care of-that's what my dad was doing, in addition to his attorney work. My Mom purchased and arraigned the flowers for the church every Sunday, also weddings, special events, and fancy receptions, and the arrangements were amazing!

During Lent I think we were at church everyday-plus Sunday! Going to Church was part of our life-or is our life.

But then,,,my brother, sister and I went off to college and said hey, we don't have to go to Church anymore! We could make our own decision-sort off. My parents arranged to have a local family pick me up on Sunday and take me to church with them. Wait, what, I have to get up early on a Sunday???? I did, and I went to church with them, for a while. Then-I got the-I can do what I want phase.

About the book:
In this book-Searching For Sunday, the author takes us through her not going to church, all the hype, and politics of church, and it's just not the place for her, or is it? She leaves the church, but is drawn back. But what brings her back to the church? 

The book takes us through the seven sacraments of the church, and what it really means to be a member of a church. Are you a member of your church or do you just go there on Sunday. I've been a member of the same denomination since birth, not at the same church since birth due to moving. I've had different
levels of being a member as I have progressedthrough the sacraments from baptism through Matrimony.
The Seven Sacraments: A sacrament is a visible sign of your inward spiritual grace
Reconciliation of a Penitent 

Searching for Sunday is available from Family Christian.
Soft cover
288 pages
$16.99 usa

Giveaway: For your chance to win a copy of Searching for Sunday, enter the rafflecopter widget. Open to residents of USA. No Post office boxes. Must be 18 or older to enter.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of Searching for Sunday for this post. The comments and views are my own.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Like Soup? Try NEW Cambpell's Organic soups that are heat and eat!

Did you know Campbell's Soup has new Organic soups in a easy open box?

Simple instructions to enjoy your bowl of soup:

  • Shake Well
  • Open the box
  • Pour into microwave safe bowl to heat. Or
  • Pour into sauce pan to heat
  • Serve

To see the full line of Campbell's Organic Soup, ingredient list, and nutritional information visit Campbell's Organic.

Disclosure: I received samples of Campbell's Organic soup from Campbell Soup Company. The comments and views are my own. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Shake, Shake, Shake,... Shake your Kale Chips in Kitchen TwinsSweepstakes.

Shake, Shake, Shake,... Shake your Kale Chips! 
Shake and enter for chance to win a Visa Gift Card.

Kitchen Twins  Emily and Lyla are food bloggers and have come up with this awesome product  Make Your Own Kale Chips and are holding a sweepstakes to see your shaking skills.

Starting tomorrow 5/16/15 at 12:00 AM EST through Saturday 6/9/15 at 11:59 PM EST there is a #ShakeYourKale sweepstakes on Instagram.
The prize is a $250 Visa Gift Card.

How to enter:
Purchase a bag or two or three of Kitchen Twins Shake Your Kale available at ShopRite, Acme, Pennington Quality Market,

Post a video of you, your kids, your family shaking your bag of Kitchen Twins Kale Chips on Instagram. Be creative and have fun shaking, tossing, throwing, or playing a game with your bag of Kale Chips.  Use hashtags #ShakeYourKale #NJBlogger and tag @KitchenTwins on instagram.

A $250.00 Visa Gift Card for 1 random winner will be selected out of the post of #ShakeYourKale and #NJBlogger. Remember to tag @KitchenTwins
Winner will be drawn on or around June 1, 2015.

What is Make Your Own Kale Chips:

Kale is healthy, full of vitamins and minerals and a great source of fiber.
Kale is rich in antioxidants and is an anit-inflammatory food.

Kitchen Twins Kale Chips are:
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Non GMO
  • Washed and ready to shake and bake
Kitchen Twins Kale Chips are fun and easy to make:
  • Open the bag
  • Take out the Olive Oil Pack and cut it open
  • Pour the pack of Olive Oil into the bag
  • Re-seal
  • Shake, toss, turn the bag until all the Kale is coated
  • Arrange on a cookie sheet so that the Kale is not touching each other and is a single layer-like half the bag per cookie sheet.

  • Bake 8-10 mins on pre-heated 350 degree oven, turn half way through baking. (around 4 mins turn the tray in the oven) continue baking
  • Add a few grinds of salt or seasoning if you like when you take the chips out of the oven.
  • Serve, eat, enjoy!

Follow Kitchen Twins:
Twitter: @KitchenTwins

Visit NJ Bloggers who also had the pleasure of meeting Kitchen Twins and their Mother of The Perfect Snaque at the Spring New Jersey Blogger Network Conference:
Momma Lew
Crunchy Mom Next Door
In Bliss 01 video, and her blog

Disclosure: I received a bag of Make your Own Kale Chips to sample. The comments and views are my own. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

AMERICAN SNIPER DVD combo pack Giveaway, plus how you can help WoundedWarrior Project

If you have been waiting for American Sniper on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, the release date is May 19, 2015. You can pre-order the DVD or buy it in stores on May 19, 2015. And, of course enter this giveaway for your chance to win a copy.
The story may be hard to watch, but it's our freedom our military forces protect for us. Leaving their family stateside, being on the battlefield, and not always coming home as they left. It's a true sacrifice, bravery, and act I appreciate everyday that our military does for this country and it's people.
Look for the faith, family, and strength of the persons in the film. Perhaps you be moved to help out Wounded Warrior Project more than you donation in conjunction with the purchase of your DVD. 

Not only will you have the film to watch, but you'll be helping Wounded Warrior Project:
  • Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will donate a portion of the proceeds across physical and digital sales to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). 
  • One dollar of each purchase will be donated up to $1,000,000 from April 21, 2015 through December 31, 2015, void in Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi and South Carolina. 
  • To get involved and learn more, visit

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. 

To learn more about WWP’s life-saving programs and services, please visit

I was offered three copies of this DVD combo pack. One copy for this post, one copy to give to a veteran, and one to give away on this blog post.
DVD #1 The shipment arrived yesterday so I am anxious to watch it today.
DVD #2 I sent to a family member who is a Marine.
DVD #3 Will be sent to a random winner from this post's rafflecopter.

Giveaway: One random winner will be sent American Sniper combo pack. Must be 18 or older to enter and resident of USA. No PO boxes due to shipping.

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About the film:

From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield.

But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.

Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield, and as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.


“American Sniper” Blu-ray Combo Pack & Two Disc DVD contains the following special features:
· One Soldier’s Story: The Journey of American Sniper
Join director Clint Eastwood and his creative team, along with
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, as they overcome enormous creative and
logistic obstacles to make a film that brings the truth of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's story to the screen.
· Making of American Sniper

Disclosure: I received American Sniper combo pack for this blog post. The comments and views are my own.

"Toss in the Flavor" with Redpack Tomatoes giveaway. Enter today!

The month of May is National Salad Month!

Redpack Tomatoes is holding it's second annual "Toss in the Flavor" promotion during National Salad Month. 

There are prizes and recipes!

Visit Redpack Tomatoes on Facebook May 13-June 10 to enter for your chance to win a Grand Prize Picnic Basket worth $400! One basket will be given away each week during the promotion, plus Redpack Tomatoes is also giving away 3000 custom Redpack tote bags. So go enter for your chance to win! 

The basket includes tools to help you make your favorite Redpack Summer Salad, so you can spin, chop, toss, dress, and mix your favorite Redpack Summer Salad. Please visit Redpack on Facebook for all the details and fine print.

Did you know you can use canned tomatoes in appetizer and salad recipes as well as main dishes and of course pastas? Well, you can! 

The benefits of using canned tomatoes are: juicer tomatoes, healthier-picked and canned at peak of ripeness, already peeled and diced and less expensive that tomatoes in the produces dept, plus you can store them in you cupboard for anytime you need tomatoes.

This is my go to Summer Salad recipe for weeknight dinners, it's super easy, and super fast to prepare.

  • 1 or 2 cucumbers peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
  • Red Pack Petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • handful of grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Italian Salad Dressing

combine all the ingredients in a bowl
mix well

serve immediately or chill for later

Go to RedPack for more tasty recipes like Sassy Chicken Salad:

SASSY CHICKEN SALAD                                      printable version
1          (10 ounce) can RED GOLD® DICED TOMATOES & GREEN CHILIES, drained
½         cup light mayonnaise
1          tablespoon honey
2          cups chunked cooked chicken breast
1          cup thinly sliced celery
1          cup grapes, halved
⅓         cup chopped toasted pecans

·       In a medium bowl, combine RED GOLD® DICED TOMATOES & GREEN CHILIES, mayonnaise and honey.  Stir in chicken, celery, grapes and pecans.

·       Cover and chill.  Maybe served in hollowed out melons, avocados or papayas. Also makes a great sandwich when served on a Croissant.

Cooking Hint:
To toast pecans, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350o oven for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.  Another option is to toast them in the microwave.  Place a single layer on a microwave safe plate and cook on high for 2 minutes.  Stir and cook for 1 more minute.

Disclosure: I received samples of RedPack Tomatoes and a tote bag from RedPack. The comments and views are my own. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Join Whole Foods Market for a FREE Spaghetti Dinner on May 16th for Armed Forces Day.


On Armed Forces Day, May 16th, Whole Foods Market invites the community to join us in thanking those who are serving or have served our nation's military - and their families - including enlisted service members, reservists and veterans of all United States Military branches, for a free family-style spaghetti dinner. 

Our Menu will include:

• Spaghetti & Marinara Sauce
• Buttered Pasta (for the kids)
• Tossed Green Salad
• Fresh Baked Rolls
• Water
• Dessert!

Participating Whole Foods Market locations include Maryland*, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio and three of our New Jersey Stores: Cherry Hill, Marlton and Princeton.

*Please note: Our Columbia, Maryland store's event is on 5/16 from 2-3 pm. All other events are on 5/16 from 5:30-7 pm.
 Contact your local store for details and product availability.

Giveaway: Saturate: Being Disciples of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life

What does the word "Church" mean or represent to you? 

That building you drive by everyday, the place you go on Sunday's and special holidays, the place you sing, read, and pray, and then walk out the door into the world?

Did you ever think that the world is the church? A church isn't a building, it's the gathering of God's people-anywhere, anytime, for any reason. Church isn't just held on Sunday morning, it's happening all the time.

The book Saturate: Being Disciples of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life
by Jeff Vanderstelt shares his experience of being a pastor and church planter on how we can expand on our Sunday Service. 
This book is available from Family Christian  in Hardcover, 256 pages.

Invite some friends over for dinner, help a neighbor with yard work, drive someone to an appointment, there a a zillion ways we can help each other, spread what you know about being a follower of Jesus to others and watch what happens. 

Next time you tell your family it's time to go to Church-make it not on a Sunday-but anyday of the week. Saturate yourself with Church, by being a disciple of Jesus and share his word. 

The author talks about not liking to write, but he writes this book, to share his knowledge, and experience of life, the Bible, and Church. He talks about his family-his parents always the hospitality family of the neighborhood-welcoming people into their home for meals and visits. 
That was them being the church, disciples, missionaries, of everyday life stuff.

Everyday ordinary people that follow Jesus are his disciples and missionaries. You don't have to go to a foreign country to be a missionary. Right where you are is fine. 
So, get out there and go to Church today-which is Tuesday. 
Don't sit in the pew, don't get all dressed up, just be you and do your thing.
When Sunday rolls around-go to that big building we call "Church" to gather as a community. 

Want to know more about the book and author? Visit Family Christian


For you chance to win a copy of Saturate: Being Disciples of Jesus in the everyday Stuff of Life enter the rafflecopter. Must be 18 or older to enter. USA residents, no PO boxes. One random winner will be sent the book from Family Christian.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Update!!! Giveaway NEW ZEBRA ball point pen Z-Grip 7 pack

There's nothing like a fresh pack of pens in my opinion, especially when they are assorted colors!  I've purchased well over my share of school/office supplies with two girls now in college and have found the brands we like best.

Zebra brand is a favorite in our family. My husband is a devoted carrier of Zebra's telescope pen. It might be more valuable to him than his wallet, I think.
He travels around the world, but not without that pen. No kidding.

He is a one color ink person-black. All business you know. Me, I fancy the assorted color pens like this new Z-Grip Ball Point Pen 7 Pack of assorted colors

 What I like about Zebra Z-Grip Ball Point Pens:
  • Available  in: Black, Blue, Red, Green, Violet, Teal, Fuchsia, Orange
  • Retractable Ball Point Pen
  • Writes the first time
  • Smooth click
  • Smooth writing-glide ink performance
  • Comfy to hold and write with ribbed rubber grip
  • Clear barrel to see ink level 
  • Metal clip for shirt pocket, purse, papers, and that professional look
  • Medium Point 1.0 mm
  • Great value, style, performance, and comfort

I keep pens in a lot of place in our house like by the phone in the kitchen, the desk, end tables in the living room, home office, and of course with my blogging papers. Take Zebra on the go in your purse, book bag, office bag, car, or pocket!

Giveaway: Enter for your chance to win one pack of Zebra ball point Z Grip 7 pack. One winner will be randomly chosen and sent one pack of said pens from Zebra Pen. Open to residents of USA and must be 18 or older. No PO boxes please.

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Visit Zebra for more writing instruments like highlighters, mechanical pencils, gel roller and rollerballs. While you are there sign up for Special offers from Zebra. 
Disclosure I received a pack of Z-Grip Ball point pens from Zebra for this post. The comments and views are my own. 

ARM&HAMMER™ has a new Foot Care collection. It's cool mist of relief.

It's the season of hot and humid weather. Hot weather and I are just not friends. Arm and Hammer has two new invisible sprays, one for...