Thursday, June 30, 2011

ArtisticLetters Review + DEAL AND FREEBIE!!!



Photographer Jodi Gerber of ArtisticLetters has created an entire catalog of black & white letter images throughout the past 3 years – all by taking photos of objects in nature that resembled letters of the alphabet. She recently decided to offer her ENTIRE catalog of 400+ letter images to the public on CD or Download so that anyone could create their own designs!   It’s a truly original way to make artwork for your home - or even for scrapbooking, greeting cards, and digital designs consisting of wedding invitations, baby’s birth, etc.).  Endless possibilities for whatever the mind can imagine!  There’s even a new tutorial with step by step instructions on how to create projects with her letters using free software.

While I haven't had a chance to create my own project using her letters, I have browed thru the ENTIRE catalog and each and every letter is perfect and clearly artistic. I can't wait to print the letters and make my own project very, very soon! Would you be interested in seeing it when I'm finished??

DEAL ALERT: Good news! Jodi has teamed up with me and is offering my very lovely readers Exclusive Discounted Pricing of up to $6 Off!  Please visit her website www.BuyAlphabetPhotos.com and browse the images, testimonials, and ideas. Then check out the Exclusive Pricing and Freebie by clicking on here. This link is only accessible here for my readers – you won’t be able to find it on her website.  ;-)

FREEBIE ALERT:  Jodi also offered my readers a Freebie alphabet set (with purchase) as a Bonus!  And here’s the great part – you get to choose a Damask set from 6 different galleries!  More info is available here. The exclusive pricing and freebie offer expires Saturday, July 2 at midnight so be sure you take advantage of this great deal while it lasts.

Don't forget to visit Jodi on facebook where she offers many deals and freebies for her fans!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com created by WebBizIdeas.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

FREE Disney Vacation Planning DVD


My boyfriend and I are planning on taking a trip to Disney in September so I know we'll be taking advantage of this deal! Just sign up here to get your FREE Disney Vacation Planning DVD!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Smile With Me Saturday Blog Hop





First off, smile with me :) You made it through another week and deserve a big smile. You've got the whole weekend ahead of you so make it a good one!

This week's featured Smiley Hopper is Kristina from Racing and Saving Mama!!

Put Your Mouse-Over Text Between These Quotes


I asked Kristina a few questions about herself and her blog so you could get to know a little bit about her.

1) When did you first start blogging? Why?
I started Nov 2010. I had been encouraged by my friends to start blogging since I like to talk about savings deals and I needed to motivate myself into working out regularly.

2) What's your favorite part about blog hopping?
Interacting with other Moms and having someone other than my 2 and 4 year old listen to what I have to say.

3) What's your favorite hobby
I love to run, mountain bike and hike.

4) Who's your role model?
My kids. They have made me a better person.

How it Works

* Follow Me and the Smiley Hopper of the week! (Spots 1 & 2) Leave us a comment with your blog/twitter/facebook url so that we can follow you back

* Grab the Smile With Me Saturday button then post on your blog to give your new followers a place to comment

* Add your blog/twitter/facebook to the list- (NOT YOUR BLOG HOP or GIVEAWAYS PLEASE) These entries will be deleted.

* Follow as many people on blog/twitter/facebook as you would like, Make sure you leave them a comment so they know you stopped by. Then Follow Back everyone that follows you & comments.

You can link your blog every Saturday at 12am EST. Have fun!!











Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Supernatural The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray: A Trip of Epic Proportions

Fueled by the desire to explain their mother’s death, the Winchester brothers set out on a cross-country mission investigating supernatural activity and fighting the demons that get in their way. Have you ever taken a trip of epic proportions? If so, where did you go? Did you have to fight any metaphorical demons to get there?


Last October, my boyfriend and I decided to take a trip to Lizzie Borden's house. I’m sure many of you have heard about the story of Lizzie Borden. You may have even recited the saying, “Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41!” How horrid right?!? If you aren’t familiar with the story then you can read about it here


Apparently the bed and breakfast is haunted and has been featured on paranormal shows such as Ghost Lab. When I first booked the trip I thought, “What an awesome thing to do for Halloween!!” and as the day got closer my thoughts slowly turned to, “A haunted house??? What the heck am I thinking!!?”


When we first arrived at the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast we were delighted to see how authentic it seemed. The rooms were filled with floral Victorian furniture, floral wallpaper and even more floral carpets. I definitely felt like I was thrust back into the Victorian Age. We reserved the attic bedroom of the maid, Bridget Sullivan. Again, the room was full of florals, an old wood chest, a small rocking chair and this extremely creepy, heavy, cast iron, cat statue with glowing green eyes that stood about a foot tall.  My boyfriend said, “Oh that cat is CREEPY!” to which I replied, “Oh yea it is! Why don’t you knock it over or something then?” He looked at me like I was crazy because what would knocking the cat over do for us? Nothing. Anyway, there will be more on the cat a little while later ;-)

After checking in and getting our room settled we decided to go check out the Oak Grove Cemetery to see where Lizzie and her family are buried. The cemetery sign said it closed at 4:30, but we still decided to enter at about 5:30. We finally found the grave site and hopped out of the car to take some pictures. As we were getting ready to leave the grave site, we heard some weird mumbling, almost like whispers in the wind. We looked around for other people, but couldn’t find any. Both being skeptics, we chalked it up to a group of people outside the cemetery we’re probably talking loudly as they passed by, though we could not see them.

Once we returned to the house, we were treated to a tour of the entire house with our housemates and given a bit of background about the house, the murders and some ghostly happenings that have occurred. Our tour guide, Eleanor, told us that once, while the owner was staying in our room, the little rocking chair moved from over in the corner to right beside the bedside, almost like someone had been watching her sleep. Weird!!

After the tour we were introduced to our very first séance! How fun! A séance in a real haunted house! A few weird things happened to me during the séance, 1) I felt like someone touched my face when I was observing the séance from the other side of the room, 2) I felt a very cold draft 3) I smelled lavender which the medium explained was the type of soap that Mrs. Borden typically used. Now being the skeptic that I am, I came to the conclusion that what I had experienced was really a muscle twitch, someone opened a window or door, and there was lavender scented spray in the bathrooms. Regardless, the séance was a bit eerie. We were able to communicate with Mr. and Mrs. Borden and ask them questions through the medium. We found out who the real killer was and how the whole thing went down. Was it really Lizzie? You’ll have to find out by staying at the house yourself.

After the séance we all retired to our rooms for the night. Surprisingly, I fell asleep quite quickly and although I awoke a few times throughout the night, but I still felt well rested. When the alarm went off in the morning, my boyfriend sat up quickly and said “Oh my gosh! The rocking chair moved!!” At this point I was ready to run out of the house leaving my belongings behind, but then I sat up, saw that the rocking chair had not moved and that he was just trying to play a little joke. What I did notice was that the creepy black, cast iron cat had been knocked down. I looked at my boyfriend and said “Yeah, very funny!” He claimed that he didn’t move the cat and that maybe it got knocked over when he moved the luggage the previous night. We decided to go get a shower before breakfast and both left the room for the bathroom at the same time, showered, and then returned at the same time. When we entered the room we noticed that the cat had been knocked over AGAIN!! Now I know it was not my boyfriend because he left the room at the same time as me and came back at the same time as well. And I would assume it wasn’t one of the other housemates because we hadn’t told anyone about the first time it fell over. Was it a ghost? I guess we’ll never know!

Order your copy of Supernatural: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray here today:http://bit.ly/k3Lbpz !

Disclosure: I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote Supernatural: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Help Jacqui win and you could win too!!!

The title says it all! My good friend Jacqui from Single Parent Retreat is a finalist in a Chevy Video contest. She needs you to help her win! By voting for her here you'll help her win and also help yourself to win. Check out Single Parent Retreat to find out all the details! I can tell you that the prizes are awesome!! There will be three diff winners. The first winner will be given the first choice of $100 gift card to restaurant.com or one of two $10 gift cards to a place of their choice. The 2nd gets 2nd choice and 3rd gets what is left and believe me, I wouldn't be complaining! Hurry up and enter the giveaway here.

"Say Aloha to Great Hawaiian Luau Party Ideas" Review and get your own copy FREE !!!!


Say Aloha to Great Hawaiian Luau Party Ideasis a great resource for anybody who wants to plan this most popular of party themes.

I recently received this free download to review. It has every Luau party planning idea imaginable in it! It includes tips on decor, food, drinks, games (with a FREE Moo-Luau Mad Libs game), a coupon off a printable Luau Party games pack, FREE printable invitations in four super-cute styles, costume ideas... All you need to get the party started!


One of the best parts of the book was the Moo-Luau Mad Libs game! I had a blast reading the story after I chose my various words. Mad Libs games always end up HILARIOUS!

I totally think that you all should check out the party ideas book. The best bit is the price: FREE! Yes that's right! You can get the party ideas book for FREE!! This book is FREE to anyone who joins the Python Printable Games Newsletter!! Hurry up and snatch your copy!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com created by WebBizIdeas.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Smile With Me Saturday Blog Hop





First off, smile with me :) You made it through another week and deserve a big smile. You've got the whole weekend ahead of you so make it a good one!

Since I do not have a featured hopper this week, I've decided to try out the hop with facebook and twitter link ups! Let me know what you think!

How it Works

* Follow Me. Leave me a comment with your blog / facebook / twitter url so that I can follow you back
* Grab the Smile With Me Saturday button then post on your blog to give your new followers a place to comment
* Add your blog /facebook / twitter to the list- (NOT YOUR BLOG HOP or GIVEAWAYS PLEASE) These entries will be deleted.
* Follow as many peeps as you would like, Make sure you leave them a comment so they know you stopped by . Then Follow Back everyone that follows you and comments.

You can link your blog every Saturday at 12am EST. Have fun!!












Monday, June 13, 2011

Supernatural: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray - What does family mean to you?


In the series pilot, Dean and Sam Winchester lose their mother to a demon. At the beginning of Season 2, the brothers face an equally tragic loss when their father, John, sacrifices himself to save his children.  Throughout the season both brothers deal with this loss while coming to terms with what it means to be a family through humor. What does family mean to you? Feel free to share a funny story about something that brought your family closer together.


To me, family doesn't mean everything. I know it might be awful to say, but for the most part my friends are there for me more than my family. That's not to say I couldn't live without certain members of my family because I couldn't. Long story short, quite a few members of my family had a major problem with my boyfriend and I's relationship. He's black and I'm white. It just didn't go over well with them. Needless to say, it cause a major strain with those certain members, so much so that I no longer speak with them. Coincidently, this caused my relationship with my parents, brother and sister to be that much stronger. 4 1/2 years later my boyfriend and I are going strong and because of what we went thru in the past, I feel like we could handle anything in the future. I know WB mentioned sharing a funny story, but nothing has brought me closer than the turmoil in the past. 


Tell me a story of something that brought you and your family closer together.


Order your copy of Supernatural: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray here today: http://bit.ly/k3Lbpz !




Disclosure: I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote Supernatural: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray.

Survival of the Smartest Book Review




A new electronic book from Aaron Turpen and Truth2America.com,Survival of the Smartest is a detailed guide to getting through any disaster, natural or man-made. 
Being ready for hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, and financial collapse are all things that many Americans are now taking seriously.
This growing trend of "preppers" has seen, often first hand, that government and even emergency services cannot be counted on to be there when disaster strikes. Taking the initiative to be prepared is the best way to find security for you and your family.
The guide walks through:
  • Keeping Your Head During Emergency Situations
  • Making a Disaster Supply Kit for Your Family
  • Shutting Off Your Home's Utilities In An Emergency
  • Dealing With An Evacuation (whether you go or not)
  • Specific Disaster Situations like:
  • Earthquakes
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes and Tornadoes
  • Nucelar Incidents, Tsunamis, and even Volcano Eruptions!
  • And Much Much More
You'll learn how (and why) to make a 72-hour Bug Out Bag, an in-home disaster kit, and even kits for your vehicles.
For the beginning prepper who's just starting out, everything you need to know is included and ready to go. Most can have their initial preparations (and the peace of mind that comes with them) within hours!


I recently had the opportunity to review Aaron Turpen's book Survival of the Smartest: The First 72 Hours. I don't know about you, but I knew NOTHING about surviving any kind of natural disaster. I guess I kind of had that "that'll never happen to me" mentality. But now, I'm an expert! I even made a 72 hour Bug Out Bag. How many of you are prepared for a disaster? Would you like to get prepared? I definitely recommend that you purchase  Survival of the Smartest: The First 72 Hours  to learn everything there is to know about preparing for the unexpected!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com created by WebBizIdeas.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway 

And the $5 Amazon Gift Code Giveaway Winner Is....LEHN!

Congratulations Lehn!




Check your email and respond within 48 hours :)


Thank you to everyone who entered. Please let me know if you'd like rafflecopter to replace the current way I have you enter giveaways.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Smile With Me Saturday Blog Hop





First off, smile with me :) You made it through another week and deserve a big smile. You've got the whole weekend ahead of you so make it a good one!

This week's featured Smiley Hopper is Morela from I Heart Toy Studio!!

I asked Morela a few questions about herself and her blog so you could get to know a little bit about her.

1) When did you first start blogging? Why?
I started blogging on May 2010 because I have always enjoyed writing. After having my two daughters and becoming a SAHM, I really needed a creative outlet. Writing seemed to be a good option, and I wanted to try and make some money. My blog didn't make any money by itself so I opened an Etsy shop and joined the two.

2) What's your favorite part about blog hopping?
I love blog hopping because I have found a lot of interesting people I wouldn't have met otherwise. Blog hopping gives me the opportunity to find creative and inspiring people
that I can share my thoughts and ideas with.


3) What's your favorite hobby
I have a few hobbies, but my favorite is photography. I love capturing my daughters' expressions, special moments and the world around us and preserving them forever.

4) Who's your role model?
My first and foremost role model is Jesus. I strive to be more and more like Him on a daily basis. If we are talking about a role model here on earth, however, it would have to be my mother. She was so strong and so giving. She was brave and resourceful. She was a wonderful as a mother and a devoted wife. Her family was her life and did worked hard beside my father to take care of us. She is also the inspiration for my work. I watched her create all my life, and I am so glad to be able to follow in her footsteps.

How it Works

* Follow Me and the Smiley Hopper of the week! (Spots 1 & 2) Leave us a comment with your blog url so that we can follow you back

* Grab the Smile With Me Saturday button then post on your blog to give your new followers a place to comment

* Add your blog to the list- (NOT YOUR BLOG HOP or GIVEAWAYS PLEASE) These entries will be deleted.

* Follow as many blogs as you would like, Make sure you leave them a comment so they know you stopped by. Then Follow Back everyone that follows you & comments.

You can link your blog every Saturday at 12am EST. Have fun!!



Thursday, June 9, 2011

Guy and Eva Jane Necklace: Review and Giveaway


In the past I've done a few giveaways for Guy and Eva (here and here).  Guy and Eva has a lot of really awesome and unique pieces of jewelry to offer, like the Jane Necklace in the Spring / Summer 2011 catalog


The Jane Necklace is an absolutely perfect addition to just about any outfit. The heart is very delicate and pretty. The cubic zirconia is also extremely shiny. I've received numerous compliments since I've been wearing it, so much so that I've made it a staple in my accessory wardrobe. :)


Guy and Eva also offers you the opportunity for you to become an advisor! Guy and Eva affords you the opportunity to be who you want to be. You can be a part of an exciting new company, with an amazing line of quality, affordable jewelry, and a wide open market. Take advantage and be one of the very first to join the Guy and Eva family and grow as we grow. The opportunities are truly limitless and you will be supported in your endeavor from the very first day with our top notch customer service, endless training programs, and front line business systems. 


Of all the jewelry party companies, Guy and Eva offers some of the most unique career paths in the industry. Our Advisors are presented with the flexibility to choose from three different ways to build a successful Guy and Eva career. Love doing nothing but parties? Have a knack for recruiting, training, and nurturing a successful team? Maybe you enjoy both. We have something for everyone. Regardless which path you choose, build your Guy and Eva home based business the way that you want.


You can even host a party to earn discounts on jewelry or even FREE jewelry! As a Guy and Eva Hostess, you earn 20% of your total jewelry party sales in FREE jewelry. There is no limit as to the amount of credit you can earn. The more Guy and Eva jewelry your guests purchase at your party, the more FREE jewelry you earn!! You have your choice from the entire current Guy and Eva line when using your free credits.

Giveaway:

Guy and Eva has offered to giveaway a Jane Necklace to one lucky winner!

Mandatory Entry:

Check out the 
Spring / Summer 2011 catalog and let me know what you're favorite item is. This giveaway is open to the USA only!

Extra Entries:
1.) Post about my giveaway on your blog and link back here. (Include url in comment)*5 extra entries, please post a comment for each entry*
2.) Add my button to your sidebar. (Include url in comment)
3.) Follow me on Twitter (@peachesreviews)
4.) Follow Guy and Eva on twitter (@GuyandEva)
5.) Tweet about this giveaway. You can copy/paste this: #Win a beautiful Jane Necklace from @GuyandEva & @peachesreviews (Ends 6/30) 
http://tinyurl.com/3b79jgt  *You can tweet daily, please post a comment for each with the status link*
6.) Become a fan on Guy and Eva's Facebook page. Let them know I sent you.
7.)Make a purchase from Guy and Eva *5 bonus entries*
8.)Become a Guy and Eva advisor. *5 bonus entries*
9.) Host a Guy and Eva party *5 bonus entries*

Please leave me a comment and your email address for EACH entry that you complete above so I can accurately pick a winner. Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 48 hours I will chose a new winner. This contest ends on June 30th at 8PM EST. Thanks everyone and good luck! This giveaway is open to the USA only!

Disclosure: I received the Jane Necklace from Guy and Eva to review for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.





Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Supernatural: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray -

In Season 2 of Supernatural, the Winchester brothers face a wide assortment of otherworldly creatures including werewolves, shape shifters, ghosts, zombies, vampires and a clown demon. I've been asked by WB Word, what is your favorite monster that the Winchester brothers have battled and why? If you were to come face to face with that monster, what would you do? 




I can't really say that I have a favorite monster, I mean who likes monsters anyways!! I definitely have a least favorite, the demonic clown. Ughhh!! I hate clowns. In fact the thought of the demonic clown in Season 2 is enough to send chills up and down my spine... EEKK!!


Now if I came face to face with the demonic clown I'd definitely kick butt a la Buffy the Vampire Slayer!! Pft! Who am I trying to kid?? I'd probably run like the dickens if I didn't pass out and get eaten alive first!


Order your copy of Supernatural: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray here today!


I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote Supernatural: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray!