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Friday, April 24, 2015

Give the gift of Love Inspired Books this Mother’s Day! & Giveaway

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.


Looking for some great books for the book-loving Mother this Mother's Day? 


Then look no further than the really great and wholesome Love Inspired books that were recently released!

Love Inspired® books offer wholesome, faith-based entertainment for women that nourishes the soul as it affirms the values of devotion, hope and love.

May 2015 Titles 
Pages: 224 per title
The Love Inspired product line is a series of 6 books that are released every month & only have a shelf-life of one month and they are PERFECT gifts for Mother’s Day!

Love Inspired readers believe hearts can heal. Love Inspired stories show that faith, forgiveness and hope have the power to lift spirits and change lives—always.

My favorite book from the May titles was Bachelor to the Rescue. This book was so sweet, romantic and had me reading from beginning to end as fast as I could. I love the sweet characters and the wholesome, faith based nature of the book!


Here's a quick synopsis:
Young widow Lainie Hollings will do anything to protect her daughters—even if it means accepting help from Shaw McKinney. Though she blames Shaw for her husband's death, he's the only one she can turn to when a robbery forces her to take shelter in his home. Soon she's surprised by the handsome contractor. He's kind, charming and determined to protect her and her girls. Being with Lainie makes Shaw want to give up his bachelor life and become a family man. But he'll need to win over the pretty librarian and prove to her he's the right man for her future.

These books from the Love Inspired book series are short, but very sweet and they are only available until May 28 so get them now while you can!

Buy It: 

You can purchase these Love Inspired books from the Harlequin website.

Win It:

 (1) Set of 6 Love Inspired Books to a lucky winner!

Enter here for a chance to win:
(1) Set of SIX Love Inspired Books

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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* Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.*

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Get Automated with the Insteon Comfort Kit

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.


With Mother’s Day around the corner, I want to share a really great gift idea from Insteon, a leader in home automation products.

I think we can all agree that moms across the world ARE VERY BUSY. So much that we may just forget things like shutting off a light when we leave the house or turning down the thermostat to save on the energy bill.

This is where you can help a mother out this Mother's Day...by giving them peace of mind, saving them money and helping them remember the little things around the house with the help of Insteon and their awesome Comfort Kit!

The Insteon Comfort Kit is a great way to get started using and enjoying Insteon in your home (and to always come home to a cozy, well-lit house!).

With the included new Insteon Hub, you will have the convenience of wireless access to your home from your smartphone or tablet using the Insteon for Hub App, available for iOS, Android and Windows. The Hub works in combination with your router and smartphone or tablet to control Insteon devices in your home while you're there, or when you're at work, and even on vacation.

The Insteon Hub stores your home configuration in the cloud which allows access from any number of smartphones and tablets you may own. Want to add another smartphone? Simply download the app, sign in and all your settings (devices, scenes, icons, timers, etc.) are there. Easily control Insteon light bulbs, wall switches, outlets, and thermostats at home or remotely and receive instant email or text message alerts from motion, door and window, water leak, and smoke sensors - at home or away.

This kit includes the following devices:

  • 1x - Insteon Hub Home Automation Controller
  • 2x - Insteon LampLinc Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Modules
  • 1x - Insteon Thermostat

This really makes an amazing gift for the Mom that wants to cut the bills, save energy, control lights remotely and automate their house! Give Mom the gift of the future this Mother's Day and get them started with the Comfort Kit from Insteon.

Buy It: 

You can purchase the Comfort Kit for $199.99 from the Smart Home website.

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* Thank you to Insteon for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Win a Graco 4ever 4-in-1 Car Seat!

 This post is sponsored by LifebankUSA.


I have posted several times before about LifebankUSA and how they are the only company with proprietary technology offering placenta blood banking with cord blood banking to expectant parents. They are also the only company in the world to release placenta stem cell units for transplant. If you haven't read my previous posts about LifebankUSA read more below about why you will get peace of mind when you work with them! Also, make sure to enter their great contest for a chance to win a Graco Car Seat!


Stem cells in cord blood have transformative potential and have been used to treat over 30,000 patients worldwide. Banking the most stem cells can be critical and only through banking both cord and placenta blood do you have this opportunity.


Every day, parents are choosing to bank their child’s cord blood because they know these powerful cells could one day be used to save a close family member’s life. Parents choose to also bank placenta blood with LifebankUSA to make their cord blood collection even more powerful, providing them with even greater peace of mind.


Only LifebankUSA offers expectant parents the unique opportunity to bank stem cells from cord blood and placenta blood. Banking placenta blood stem cells makes your cord blood collection even more powerful for the near-term and for the future. It gives you the ability to bank more stem cells which has been shown to increase transplant success and survival rates. And placenta blood contains other types of progenitor stem cells which are expected to play a key role in regenerative medicine.



Along with peace of mind, LifebankUSA wants to give parents the chance to win one of THREE Graco 4everTM 4-in-1 Car Seats (valued at $330 each) in a random drawing from entrants in this Facebook contest. Enter for a chance to win the baby item that is on EVERY expectant Mom’s baby shower registry!



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* This post is sponsored by LifebankUSA*

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Give Your Mom A Nice Hot Cup of Melitta Coffee & Giveaway

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.



This Mother's Day give a really GREAT GIFT: The gift of a great cup of coffee! For some, that is the greatest gift you can give! :)

This Mother’s Day, get mom out of the kitchen so she can actually enjoy her day! Melitta has some delicious coffee that is also ORGANIC that is sure to make your mom really happy this Mother's Day!


Melitta’s gourmet, extra fine grind coffee is made from the world’s best beans – high-grown Arabica beans – and is available in delicious medium and dark roasts, a decaf roast, a unique blend of dark and light roasts, three flavored coffees and an espresso roast.


They offer four organic varieties:
  • MORNING BLISS FAIR TRADE ORGANIC COFFEE 10OZ
  • TRANQUILITY FAIR TRADE ORGANIC COFFEE 10OZ
  • SUN & MOON FAIR TRADE ORGANIC COFFEE 10OZ
  • ENCHANTED EVENING FAIR TRADE ORGANIC 10OZ
Melitta® Fair Trade Organic Coffees reserve the finest quality for those who prefer the most natural coffee our earth can produce.


In the world's best coffee producing regions, there remain a select number of farmers that have grown coffee the same way for generations. They plant and nurture each coffee tree using only environmentally friendly techniques. They harvest each crop by hand. The coffee from these farms is 100% organic and the flavor is pure...the way nature intended it to be.


Melitta uses only these premium quality high-grown Arabica organic coffee beans in their entire line of Fair Trade Organic Coffees. Created with nature's harmony and balance in mind, their organic coffees are the natural way to enjoy premium flavor and indulgence.

By choosing this Fair Trade Certified™ product, you are directly supporting a better life for farming families through fair prices, direct trade, community development, and environmental stewardship.

Make your mom VERY happy this Mother's day with a nice, hot cup of Melitta Fair Trade Organic Coffee!

Buy It: 

You can purchase the Melitta Fair Trade Organic Coffees for $7.99 each from the Melitta website

Win It:

Melitta is generously offering (1) Coffee Prize Pack including 2 bags of coffee, a box of filters and a pour-over coffee maker to a lucky winner!


Enter here for a chance to win:
(1) Melitta Coffee Prize Pack including:

  • 2 bags of Melitta coffee
  • A box of filters 
  • Pour-over coffee maker

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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* Thank you to Melitta for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

Transition to Sippy Cups Easily with the NEW Tip It Up Collection #tommeemommee

I am a Tommee Mommee, ambassador for tommee tippee, and am compensated for this post. All opinions are mine.


My third baby, my 8 month old son, and has been eating solids for a couple months now. It was an easy transition and he eats like a teenager now!


However, what hasn't been an easy transition is breast to cup. My son has had bottles before when he was younger but primarily breastfeeds. Now when I try to introduce a sippy cup to him, he refuses to drink out of it. I thought from having bottles in the past that it would be a easier transition but every time I put the sippy cup in his mouth, he pushes it back out or just bites on it.

If you are having troubles transitioning like I am from bottle/breast to cup, then you will be excited as I am about the new bundles of joy added to the tommee tippee family!


I am so excited to announce the new Tip It Up Collection, available for a limited time in Babies R Us. The Tip It Up cup set is specially designed for baby’s first sips providing a smooth transition from breast or bottle to cup drinking. For babies 3 months and older, the bottle to cup set contains two feeding bottles and one first sips transitioning cup.
With Closer to Nature Bottles, switching between breast and bottle feeding becomes easier than ever before. Closer to Nature’s award-winning range of Bisphenol A free (BPA) baby bottles are designed to promote content and easy feeding times for parents and baby. When your little one is ready to move on from the bottle the first sips cup is a great transitioning cup. A super soft spout is gentle on your baby’s sensitive gums and easy-grip handles fit perfectly in their tiny hands. You’ll also love the non-spill valve that keeps baby, and everything nearby nice and dry.
This makes a great baby gift or great set for when you know the transition is happening with your baby soon!

Buy It: 

You can purchase the Tip It Up Collection for a limited time at Babies R Us.

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* I am a Tommee Mommee, ambassador for tommee tippee, and am compensated for this post. All opinions are mine.*