Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Kitchen Aid Giveaway

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Special thanks to Rude Mom, Must Love Freebies, Swank Savings, An Ordinary Housewife, Simply Sherryl, The Empowered Momma, Lori’s Culinary Creations, Budget Earth, Stay a Stay at Home Mom, Mamal Diane ~ Keeping it Simple, Heartfelt Balance Homemade Life, Drive Me Crazy Family Adventure, Spaceships and Laserbeams, Kids Cooking Activities.

One Winner will win a KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Design Series Stand Mixer

  • See-through 5 quart glass bowl glass mixing bowl with measurement markings on the side in liters and cups.
  • Tilt Head Feature - Easily access the bowl, beaters and ingredients with an easy tilt of the mixer head
  • Exceptional Planetary Action - The beater spirals within the bowl for effective, absolute mixing.
  • Metal Construction - Tough, durable, metal construction ensures years of dependable mixing.
  • 10 mixing speeds provide flexibility and control
  • Powers over 12 Recommended KitchenAid Stand Mixer Accessories.

Winning and Musings is not responsible for prize fulfillment.  I received no compensation for this giveaway and my opinions are my own.

Bows N Ties Review & Giveaway

   My husband is a tie snob.  I'm not being mean, just honest.  He lived in Europe for several years and developed a taste for European ties.  And not just any European ties, handcrafted European ties, to be exact.  He likes how thick and well constructed they are.  He always told me that American ties just can't compete with European ties, in quality and style.  In fact, after we first got married, he gave me a list of places I could order ties for him online, if I ever wanted to get him a tie.  Seriously??  Needless to say, he has not gotten many ties for Father's Day.
Doesn't my husband look snazzy!
   When I got a tie to review from Bows N Ties, I'll admit I was nervous!  It was, after all, not a European tie.  I nervously gave it to him, and...he was really impressed!  He admitted that the fabric was as thick and sturdy as the handcrafted European ties he loves.  He tried it on and was impressed with the size of the knot it made,and he also liked the bold stripes. We have small children, and so his ties can get messy very easily.  This tie is made from a microfiber fabric that looks and feels like silk, but doesn't stain or wrinkle as easily as silk.  In a test run, at church, his tie was just as wrinkle-free and clean when we were leaving, as when we arrived (no small miracle, when there were goldfish crackers, fruit-loops  and cheese, and two toddlers involved ).

    My husband the self-proclaimed tie snob said that I could buy him a tie from Bows N Ties anytime he needs a new tie.  Shopping at Bows N Ties will be a piece of cake with their 24/7 customer support and 100% satisfaction guaranteed policy.  They also offer a 30 day no-questions-asked return policy and free shipping on orders over $50.  Their ties are very reasonable priced, and with their massive selection you will easily be able to find the tie that you need for your special occasion, business, or party.   Not only does Bows N Ties offer a superb selection of ties, they also have information of different ways to tie a tie, necktie care tips, men's dress tips for different occasions, and fashion tips.

One of you lucky readers will have the chance to win one of these awesome ties for yourself.  Simply fill out the rafflecopter below.  Good Luck!          
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 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.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It Works! $540 Giveaway

Wrap with Jolene has teamed up with A Man's Take on Things and a group of great bloggers to bring you this awesome Prize Basket filled with It Works! Products valued at over $540!

Here is a little Information about It Works!
Founded in 2001, It Works! Global is a direct selling company that offers professional quality beauty and wellness products that both reflect high standards of integrity and reach consumers at affordable prices. In 2011, It Works! Global was ranked on Inc. magazine's prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in its category. This growth is truly giving It Works! a global reach. They currently have thousands of Independent Distributors and Loyal Customers across three continents, eight countries, and multiple territories!

This is the story about her journey with it Works! the host for the fantastic giveaway, Wrap With Jolene:
Here is my story

“I started with It Works in Sept of 2011 and I did this because I had won a couple of wraps and tried them and fell in the love with my results.   I did not have the money to buy anymore at $25 a piece so I decided that I could pre-sell the 8 wraps in the kit (at that time the kit was $199) for $25 a piece and have enough money to buy the kit and figure out a way from there to get more wraps.  I never thought it would take off the way it did.  I did have to put alot of work into the first couple of months but by the third month I was a Diamond.  I will never forget I found out on New Years Eve while we were at a concert that I had made Diamond and I was so excited.  I signed up my husband in January and made him my primary leg under me.  We are now both Double Diamonds and it is amazing.  We both are receiving the $10,000 bonus and I am going for a $25,000 bonus this month!!  My mom also signed up under my husband and just reached Diamond the end of Feb and is also receiving the $10,000 bonus.  

Since I have started with It Works we have paid off all of our credit cards and we had a massive amount of them as we were living way above our means and pay check to pay check, paid cash for two Christmas's, went to Vegas and paid for it all up front, bought a new 2013 Camero ZL1 and a 2013 GMC Denali 2500 HD, bought a boat, paid in cash for new siding and windows on our house ($17,000), and we have a savings account that I never thought we would have.  This is all because of It Works and the fabulous team I have.  I also have a fabulous upline that is there helping me whenever I need it.  

I have also became alot more healthy, lost weight, and feel fantastic.  I have three favorite products and they are Greens, Defining Gel, and the Ultimate Body Wraps.  The greens I put in a smoothy daily and I do not feel fatigued anymore and I also have not been sick once this winter season and I run a daycare out of my home and there are germs all over me all day long :)  This is the first year that I have not been sick at least once and I am so grateful for the greens.  The Ultimate Body Wraps and the defining gel I love to use together.  I dont use them at the same time but I wrap one day and then use the defining gel in between wrapping.  I had horrible stretch marks and a c-section scar and the stretch marks are almost iridescent and the c-section scar is not as ugly looking as it used to be.  The results are on the top of my page at https://www.facebook.com/WrapwithJolene

Now lets talk about the awesome It Works! Products up for grabs!

The  Ultimate Body Applicator (tummy  wrap)- Tones, and tightens, progressive  results over 72 hours,  botanically-based detoxifying formula, and helps  reduce the appearance  of cellulite and skin slackening. ($99 retail value)
Defining Gel- hydrating contouring gel that firms the area(s) or your   choice. Helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, slackened skin, and  vicarious veins. ($79 retail value)
Greens- Not eating your fruits and vegetables like you should? Get what you are missing with Greens, a delicious orange-flavored, alkalizing drink powder with the nutritional value of 8+ servings of fruits and vegetables in each serving. ($40 Retail Value)
Fat Fighters- Simply take Fat Fighter up to an hour after eating, and it will absorb some of the fat and carbohydrates from your food so that your body doesn't. Powered by NeOpuntia™ (a naturally based ingredient made from the "prickly pear" cactus) and the It Works! proprietary blend, Advanced Formula Fat Fighter delivers dynamic, clinically tested results for both men and women.($33 Retail Value)
ThermoFit- Fire up your metabolism with this naturally based, thermogenic weight loss formula! Powered by the antioxidant superfood acai berry and the metabolism-boosting properties of Capsimax® (red hot pepper blend)($59 Retail Value)
Confianza-a naturally based supplement that increases your energy levels while reducing stress and fatigue. Its special blend of herbs was developed to provide a safe way to enhance your ability to cope with all forms of stress: physical, emotional, or environmental. ($45 Value)
Regular- This life-changing, naturally based supplement is designed to aid in elimination and restore and support normal colon function naturally. Using Regular ensures daily removal of toxins and waste material and offers a gentle way to cleanse the colon. ($36 Retail Value)
Stretch Mark and Moisturizing Cream- This body cream not only minimizes the appearance of stretch marks and other scars, it offers luxurious moisture that multi-tasks. A non-greasy formula, Stretch Mark & Moisturizing Cream packs a powerful combo of botanicals to help restore the skin's youthful glow, while balancing skin tone to minimize the appearance of stretch marks and other skin scarring.($54 Retail Value)
Cleanser Gel-Rinse away the daily grime with Cleanser Gel's beautifying botanicals! Gently sweeps away all skin dulling elements, including oil, dirt, pollutants, and even the toughest of makeup, without stripping skin of its natural moisture. Ideal for shaving.($39 Retail Value)
Hydrating Toner & Freshener-Mist your skin with this balancing toner for ultra-light hydration and pore-minimizing power. Hydrating Toner & Freshener is a soothing, alcohol-free formula that hydrates, tones, softens, and refreshes skin without stripping it of essential moisture. Aloe, Chamomile, Marigold, Green Tea, Panthenol and Allantoin soothe, protect and nourish the skin. ($42 Retail Value)
It’s Essential-The new It's Essential weight loss energy bar pairs delicious flavor with powerful ancient grains to supercharge your weight loss results! Its dark chocolate raspberry taste is truly a flavor to crave, and the addition of a new, cutting-edge ingredient, SolaGrain, packs It's Essential with dietary fiber to promote digestive health. (A pack of 10 retail value is $35)

So are you ready to enter for your chance to *WIN* all these awesome products? Enter on the rafflecopter below, and good luck! Winning and Musings is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sun Shadz

   Sun Shadz is a brand new product from MoniMay Inc.  Sun Shadz was developed by Monica May Sanders.  Monica is an expert hair colorist, based in Arizona.  She has been recognized in Vogue, Seventeen, and Cut & Style.
  Sun Shadz is a mineral powder that was developed to protect scalps naturally from the rays of the sun.  It provides SPF 15 protection using natural products like rice powder, zinc oxide, silica and orange peel oil.  Sun Shadz can also act a dry shampoo, by absorbing the oil that weighs down hair between washes.  I loved the applicator for Sun Shadz.  It looks similar to a makeup brush and made applying the powder very easy!
   I was excited to try Sun Shadz for my son and daughter.  They like to play outside, and they both have very light hair.  When it was applied, the powder made their hair look dusty.  I tried using less, but to achieve a good level, of coverage the powder always made their hair look dusty.  I also tested this out with swimming, and the water washed out the powder.  So this wouldn't be the best product to use for swimming or any aquatic activities.  I think for only 15 SPF and the dusty look, I will continue to use a liquid sun screen applied to their hairline and hair parts for outside activities. 

    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.

Friday, March 8, 2013

iPad Giveaway

This has been a LONG winter.  So let's get spring going, and kick off with an IPad Giveaway.  This giveaway is brought to you by the host,  A Little Bit of Everything.

Also brought to you by this wonderful co hosts.  Make sure to check them out.
My Four LittleMaking Memories With Your KidsSarah SaturDIYLife With Two BoysMommy Bear MediaThis Girl's LifeAll About the MommiesNYSavingSpecialsPardon My PoppetDutch Girl's Favorite ThingsSpaceships and Laser BeamsDon't Mess with Mama, and We Are Earthformed

Giveaway runs from April 1 until April 30, and is Open to US/Can

Enter for a Chance to win an Ipad with Retina Display 64GB.

• 1GHz Apple A5X dual-core custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics • 1GB RAM • 64GB flash • 9.7" retina display • LED-backlit glossy widescreen multi-touch display with IPS technology • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously • 2048 x 1536 resolution • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) • Bluetooth 4.0 technology • 30-pin dock connector port x 1 • 3.5mm stereo headphone minijack • 5-megapixel iSight camera • Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music • Measures 9.50" H x 7.31" W x 0.37" D • Package includes headphones, USB charger, USB plug, data cable, stylus pen, screen protector, and case • Available in your choice of Black or White 

Disclosure: Winning and Musings is not responsible for shipment of the prize.  Any questions, comments, or concerns, please send to littlebitofeverything@live.com

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Jamberry Nails

   Ladies, think of the last time you did your nails or got your nails done.  You finally got the kiddos to bed, or got a moment to yourself and decided you needed a little pampering, right?  You do your nails (trying that cute pattern you saw online). They look great, but then after doing dishes, or laundry or just living life....two of them are chipped and one is completely lacking any polish.   Super frustrating right?  Ladies, those days are OVER!
   I'm so excited to introduce you to a very cool and exciting product.  It is called Jamberry Nail Wraps.
Jamberry Nail Wraps were created by a group of sisters that were sick of :

               -spending hours at the salon (and lots of $$$)
               -having to constantly touch up their nails
               -spending hours trying to create cute little patterns on their nails

    Unlike the sticker nails at the drugstores, Jamberry Nail Wraps are made of high-quality vinyl.  This means that they will stay on your nails, through all your daily activities.  No more smudging or cracked polish, and you know that they will stay on!

They are incredibly easy to apply all you have to do is:

Cutting away the excess wrap
1. Wash your hands with soap       
 to remove dirt and oils (I use dish soap).

2. Push back or clip your cuticles.

3. Place the wrap that fits your fingernail on your finger.

4. Use scissors to remove excess wrap (but save the extras, they are great for toes).

5. File down the end of the wrap until it is smooth.

6. Heat up your nail warmer (it is like a small bean bag), and use it to apply heat and pressure to the nail wrap (heat is what causes the wrap to bond to your nails).

7. File away any additional wrap.

Using the warmer to apply heat & pressure

Viola! Beautiful nails!

     Jamberry nail wraps can last from 1-3 weeks on fingernails and from 3-6 weeks on toenails.  They come a large variety of cute patterns including sparkles and hombre.
     I've been wearing my nail wraps for several days, and I love them!  I've gotten so many compliments and several people have asked me how I was able to make that pattern on my nails!  I've worked out, done dishes, laundry, bathed (myself and my kiddos), cooked and vacuumed and my nails still look fantastic!
     Just as an additional note, I use the warmer, because I've had great results with it.  You can also any safe heat source such as a hair dryer or a mini heater to apply your Jamberry nails!

I've teamed up with Claire Gentry and her Jamberry business to bring this awesome giveaway exclusively to Winning and Musings followers.  

 2 of you will win a half sheet of Jamberry nails, your choice, of product on hand.  (The picture above is a half sheet)  This is enough for me to do both of my hands and both feet. You will also win a custom nail kit made by Claire that will contain: a pair of scissors, a nail file, and a warmer.  Good luck!

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I received a product to try and review.  I was not required to give a positive review and my opinions are my own.  Winning and Musings is not responsible for prize fulfillment.