Diamond Candle Giveaway!

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 These Diamond Candles are so HOT right now! Every candle has a ring in it, valued between $10 and $5,000!
If you’ve been wanting a Diamond Candle, here’s your chance!  Bargain Hound and My Frugal Wife are hosting a Diamond Candle giveaway.  And they are not giving away just one Diamond Candle, they are giving away TWO of them! Yes, this means there will be 2 winners! Will you be a winner? Get your entries in.  The winners will have their choice of scent from the Diamond Candles website.
This candle is such a great idea.  In the beginning you have a delicious scent wafting through your home, or office, in a tasteful glass jar then… surprise!  You have a ring appear and that ring can be worth between $10 and $5,000 dollars.  So fun!
This will run from 6/29 at 12:01 am EST through 7/13 at 11:59 pm EST. This is open to US residents only. Good luck everyone!

Pillsbury Baguette Chips Giveaway!

I’ve tried the latest snack from Pillsbury and they are delicious – Pillsbury Baguette Chips. With 130 calories per serving, which is about 21 baguette chips, Pillsbury Baguette Chips are delicious snack chips that I don’t feel the least bit guilty eating.

These chips are available in two flavors; Italian Cheese & Herb and Cheddar Sundried Tomato. The Italian Cheese & Herb were very tasty alone and they added a great alternative for croutons for my salad and a tasty topping for my home-made Mac & Cheese.

I have to say the Cheddar Sundried Tomato could be my snacking downfall. YUM! Right out of the bag was my favorite way to eat these. These chips had a nice, lightly crunchy texture that was just right for my taste and became a new favorite for my daughters. We’ve been thinking of different flavors we’d like them to come out with next. Do you have any suggestions? You can find a coupon for .75 cents off your purchase of Pillsbury Baguette Chips here, and get inspired to create a new flavor.

Time for a giveaway!

Pillsbury Baguette Chips

I am so happy that I get to share a giveaway of 6 bags of Pillsbury Baguette Chips (3 Italian Cheese & Herb, 3 Cheddar Sundried Tomato) with one of my wonderful readers. Enter through Rafflecopter.
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(*Disclosure: The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.)

Chick Pz 12-Pack Sampler Giveaway!

Ooh I have a nice giveaway to share with you!  Bargain Hound wrote a review for Chick Pz from the Nutty Bean Co. not too long ago (you can read the review here)and they are giving away TWO more 12-pk Sampler packs of Chick Pz!

This is a FAST giveaway – it runs today through this Friday, June 29th only!

Also, Chase and Living Social has a contest running and they are going to be awarding a few small businesses a $250,000 grant. The Nutty Bean Co. is asking for your kind votes.  Click here: https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/ then click on “Log In and Support” to log in with your Facebook page. Type in “Nutty Bean Co” and their name will come up. Just click “Vote” and you’re done! They need only 250 votes to be considered.

To enter, vote, and then fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This will end on Friday 6/29 at 11:59 pm EST.  Good luck to everyone! a Rafflecopter giveaway

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Last Round For June

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So… what would you do with $100? Perhaps a little on-line shopping at Amazon.com would help you answer that question ;-> Enter to win $100 Gift Card to Amazon.com and if you win, you can check some things of your Wish List!

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Makobi Scribe and Surf and Sunshine bring you this Amazon giveaway. The winner will receive an Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open Worldwide. Good luck!

L'Oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara Review

This mascara is doing the trick for me! L’Oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara is bumping up these thinning, mid-40’s lashes of mine and creating a look that reminds me of what my lashes looked like when I was “twenty-something”.

The fact that you can see my eyelashes in this picture, taken last night with an iPhone, is proof that this mascara delivers. This result was with just one coat of ‘black’ and at the end of the evening there were no smudges, no bits of mascara laying on my cheeks, the mascara stayed on my lashes and washed off easily with an over-all face cleanser. (I’m still looking for an eye makeup remover that doesn’t irritate my eyes.

The brush scared me a bit, to be honest. It looked like it was going to create a clumpy mess of lashes, and I was late for our reservation and no time to re-do my eye make-up!, so I pushed through and was so happy to see that the brush glided over my lashes with no clumping, only delivering a layer of mascara that thickened my lashes and helped me find “my eyes” ;->

Today I’ll wear two coats of L’Oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara for a graduation party we’re attending and see how it does.


Applying two coats was very easy, and the mascara went on without any clumping. My lashes stayed curled and didn’t straighten all afternoon.

(*disclosure: This is my personal review of my personal purchase. I was not compensated in any way for this review – not even a free anniversary drink from the bar!)

Pure Matters Vitamin Supplements

I’m pretty good at eating a balanced meal. I love vegetables, have a bit of meat with some of my meals and generally make healthy choices. But I know that getting older means I need more calcium and iron. I’ve had the opportunity to try Pure Matters vitamins and they are helping me round out a healthier lifestyle.

Pure Matters Complete Biotic helps keep my digestive system right on track. Sometimes my system is more sentive to certain foods and I haven’t had to be as concerned since I started taking this supplement. This is a perfect vitamin to take if you are recovering from being on antibiotics for it supports healthy bacteria. Pure Matters® Complete Biotic is shelf-stable at room temperature and no refrigeration is required.

I’m surprised by this but I’m still having difficulty getting my girls to eat their vegetables. Not all the time, but more often than not I’m saying ‘Eat you zucchini’ or ‘Sure you can have something sweet AFTER you finish your carrots.’

I do what I can to have them eat the right things but when that doesn’t happen I am so glad they don’t have any problem taking Pure Matters Multi-Vitamin Gummies. These supplements are Gluten Free/Vegetarian/Vegan and my girls thought they tasted great.

Now, my girls could swallow a pill if they had to, but we all know that gummies give the impression of candy and that makes everything easier.

You can find these supplements, and more, when you visit www.purematters.com. They also offer free shipping – every day- on all orders.

(*disclosure: I was offered samples of Pure Matters for my review. My opinions are truthfully my own.*)

Wonderful Selections at InvitationBox

Summer season is upon us and this is the one time of the year that my fellow neighbors and I in the Pacific Northwest get to host outside parties, like a Barbeque or a pool party.  We do love the rain that brings the greenery however, when the sun shines we are outside to soak in as much Vitamin D as we can take.  (And we complain about the heat of course, but most of us will take the sun any time).
I’ve been acquiring recipes of delicious marinades, and potato salad “secret recipes”, so I think my husband and I should plan a Grill Party and have a little “cook-off” with our friends.  I want to add a more personal touch to our party so I think we’ll actually use good, old fashioned “snail mail” and send invitations.  Who wouldn’t love to receive an actual personal note in the mail instead of a bill or junk mail?  I received a ‘Thank You’ note the other day and it made me smile.
I’ve seen some lovely party invitations at InvitationBox.com.  They have styles that include 50’s Retro Picnics, playful Children’s parties and classic images perfect for weddings or showers.  The appearance of the invitation really sets the tone for the gathering and there are many wonderful designs to choose from. 
If interested in invitations more formal events but question the proper way to address a card, or perhaps when is the correct time to mail invitations, InvitationBox.com provides advice on etiquette for a variety of parties.  This is a helpful service if you don’t happen to have a copy of Emily Post nearby and formal occasions make you apprehensive.  “When should I send Bridal Shower Invitations?”  “How long after the party can I send ‘Thank You’s?”  Long lists of worthy questions are answered and it’s a valuable addition to InvitationBox.com. 

Time To Enter To Win $100 Amazon Code!

You can win a $100 Amazon code from a ton of great blogs. In order to make this as easy as possible for you all the Twitter accounts will be found here:  http://makobiscribe.com/2012/05/amazon-twitter-accounts.htmlOn this one page you can click them easily, entering once on the form. If you like all of the Twitter accounts, you will get 100 points; however, if you just want to do a simple entry – you can just click the enter button and you will have 1 point into the giveaway. 

You can tweet about the giveaway up to 3 times a day at least one hour apart. This giveaway is open to US & Canada and will be paid via email. The giveaway ends June 23 at 11:59 EST. Please enter on the Giveaway Tools form below and Good Luck!

*Makobi Scribe & Surf and Sunshine bring you this Amazon Twitter blast.
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UPrinting Club Card Flyers Giveaway!

Get ready to promote your party, gathering, or event in a professional way.  UPrinting provides Club Card Flyers that can help you spread the word in a way that will really get peoples attention.  When you visit UPrinting.com  you will find many designs and layouts to choose from.  I have found their correspondence to be quick and their staff very helpful.
I am so happy that I have the opportunity to share a wonderful giveaway with you!  Enter to win 250 pcs. UPrinting.com Flyers! (See entry options below.)
Prize Information:
  • 250 pcs. flyers for one (1) winner
  • 4.25″ x 5.5″ or 4″ x 6″
  • 14pt Cardstock Gloss
  • Front Only Printing
3 Business Days Turnaround.  *Free shipping.  Restriction: Limited to *US residents 18 years old and above only.
1. This giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old and above.
2. No prize substitutions allowed.
3. Winners are allowed to win once over a six-month period.
4. Only email addresses used for the giveaway will be eligible to claim the prize.

(*Disclaimer:  “You should assume that I will receive free print products in exchange for the post. Any and all reviews posted are based solely on my own experience and may be atypical. Please practice due diligence in making any related purchase decisions.”)

$100 Amazon Card Giveaway


Welcome to another Amazon blast with Makobi Scribe. Today’s Giveaway is, you guessed it, a $100 Amazon card! Last week’s Winner was Donna George and has been emailed. Please enter the giveaway below by filling out the Giveaway Tools form below.

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Brazil Butt Lift Review – Let's Try This Again

(*I bought this months ago but didn’t keep up. I’m back at it and here’s my progress.)

I’ve tried various exercises for the ol’ gluteus maximus over the years and nothing has given the results that I feel should be there after the time and effort I’ve put into them. I’m lifting, I’m lunging, I’m squatting. I’m frustrated! I’m in my mid-forties and I know that my cellulite tush isn’t going to get smaller on its own. I’m willing to put in the work but I’m tired of no real results. So, on I go to try Leandro Carvahalo’s “Brazil Butt Lift”.

With this program you receive 3 DVDs that include 6 exercise routines and a booklet to help guide you toward which routines will work best for your body type and your desired results. In the beginning I was diligent in sticking with the routines but honestly, it was too long. My program would last almost an hour and a half and that’s just too long most days. (My plan begins with dancing/cardio then targeted exercises.)

I’m not much of a dancy-aerobic gal. I mean, I don’t mind moving around, waving my arms and strutting from here to there but honestly, I just want standing, or floor, exercises that will tone my body. Brazil Butt Lift has plenty of dancing/cardio options – “Bum Bum” and “Cardio Axe” – if you are in the mood to burn some calories that way. However, where his exercises truly work are with the targeted moves on “High & Tight” and “Sculpt”.

I’m 2 weeks into actually sticking to the sculpting exercises and I’m am incredibly surprised at the results! The upper body workouts are amazing and, the whole reason I’m here, the derriere moves are great! I mean, there are more muscles in this rather large area of my body than I realized. And Leandro’s exercises are helping me get results.

I’ll keep you posted.

*Next Post: Brazil Butt Lift – 9 Week Update

Guidance Toward Debt Relief

Having too much debt doesn’t hold the shame that it once had.  However, it is something that can create a lot of stress in your life and nobody needs that.  Any help we can find to manage our funds and reduce personal debt is always welcome.  There are debt consolidation services available to help guide you away from the quicksand of 29.99% APR, or higher, rates and send you on a path of restructuring your debt to make it manageable.
Looking for guidance you can trust can overwhelm you almost as much as the weight of your financial debt, but there are organizations you can trust to educate you toward financial relief.  DebtConsolidation.com is a service that matches consumers and the top credit card debt consolidation programs in the nation.  Along with their recommended providers, DebtConsolidation.com has helped over 100,000 people find relief from their financial debt.
You will find several hundred personal finance articles educating consumers on all aspects of debt, budgeting, credit, etc.  when you visit DebtConsolidation.com.  Begin your quest for debt relief with a free quote today. 

Caldrea Kitchen Fragrance Diffuser Review

I have found a pleasant smelling home is essential to my quality of life.  Truly.  And I don’t feel I’m being over dramatic with this statement.  Smells hold memories of baking cookies with your Grandmother or barbequing with your dad.  Every time I smell peach I think of my meeting my husband’s grandmother for the first time.  When I visited her home she had a wonderful peach scented potpourri that changed my attitude toward the scented “bark chip”.   Peach fragrance + Grandma Grace = Lovely memories.

I enjoy all of the ways you can scent your home and was recently introduced to one style that is beginning to win me over.  Caldrea has a line of dish soap, hand soap, hand lotions and various cleaning products that bring you the scents of a glorious Tuscan day.  (I’m imagining Tuscany because I’ve always wanted to go there – live there! – but haven’t been… yet ;-> ).  Now the product line from Caldrea includes a scented oil diffuser that not only brings gentle, rich scent to your home but it does it in a completely stylish way. 

This oil diffuser doesn’t use sticks coming out of a jar of oil, it uses a lovely ceramic container in the shade of alabaster that compliments any rooms decor.  The scent is diffused from the unglazed ceramic green leaves that sit on top.  The porous leaves subtly fill your space with the scent of  Green Tea Verbena.  Scents also available: Hibiscus Yuzu (coral), Herbs of Provence (blue) and Citron Ginger (yellow-green)

Caldrea Kitchen Fragrance Diffuser is $19.99.  This product is available exclusively at Target store.

(*disclosure:  I was given the Caldrea Kitchen Fragrance Diffuser for my review.  The opinions are truthfully my own.)

$100 Amazon $ Giveaway!

You can win a $100 Amazon code from a ton of great blogs! In order to make this as easy as possible for you, all of the Twitter accounts are on http://makobiscribe.com/2012/05/amazon-twitter-accounts.html .  You can click them easily then enter once on that form. If you follow all of the Twitter accounts, you will get 100 points; however, if you just want to do simple entry – you can just click the enter button and you will have 1 point into the giveaway. You can tweet about the giveaway up to 3 times a day at least one hour apart. This giveaway is open to US & Canada and will be paid via email. The giveaway ends June 7 at 11:59 EST. Please enter on the Giveaway Tools form below.   Good Luck!

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Dyson Vacuum Giveaway!

Welcome to the Dyson Housewarming Giveaway event. This took months in the making and Mom to Bed by 8, the Iowa Mom is proud to bring you this fantastic home essential and offer you the chance to win one too! Big thank you to our delightful co-hosts How to Have It All, Mark Your Savings and GiveAway Bandit.

                                                     Dyson DC23 TurbineHead Canister Vacuum

Information on the product:
Delivering 220 airwatts of suction power, this canister vacuum cleaner features advanced Level 3 Root Cyclone technology to ensure thorough, efficient cleaning with no clogging or loss of suction. It also offers a TurbineHead brush bar that’s ideal for cleaning medium and short pile carpets and can be turned off for hard floors. Certified asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the unit expels air that contains up to 150 times less mold and bacteria than common breathing air thanks to the vacuum’s money-saving, lifetime washable HEPA filter. Plus, Dyson’s Bactisafe screen traps and kills bacteria, mold and allergens on contact, preventing them from re-entering the air.

The Telescopic Wrap System allows the hose and wand to be compressed, and ensures that the Dyson DC23 can be stored away neatly and compactly, with no loose components or wires to get tangled. It comes with a stair tool for focusing on dust and dirt from stairs and stair carpets, a brush tool with long bristles to dislodge cobwebs and for delicate cleaning, and a high-velocity airflow crevice tool that’s ideal for cleaning base boards, picture frames and in-between furniture. Other features include a clear bin with 0.44-gallon capacity, 21.6-foot cord length, and easy-to-maneuver fixed wheels. The vacuum measures 13.9 x 19.3 x 11.9 inches (HxWxD) and weighs 19.5 pounds. The Dyson DC23 TurbineHead is backed by a 5-year warranty.

Open to worldwide, ages 18+. Giveaway ends on June 15th. Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter. Good luck to all!
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Ann Again… and again Reviews is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.