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Fun Friday Giveaway Link Up


Fun Friday Blog Giveaway Link Up





Fun Friday Giveaway Link Up


Update ~ Just to mix it up a bit, we have changed a few things this week. Last week, whenever you entered your link, you just took your place in line as you entered. We all know how that feels–you know it’s a popular giveaway linkup, but you don’t want to be 79th or 179th in line…will readers scroll that far down?

So, now each time someone visits any of the blog posts that this linkup is on, it will be completely random each time. Your giveaway might be first, might be last…it will all be up to the computer now. Make sure your headlines are catchy, detailed and accurate–that always helps.



Fun Friday Giveaway Link Up


Fun Friday Giveaway Link Up


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HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet #Giveaway


No need to sit on Santa’s lap this year to get that new tablet you have been wanting.  Nope, you can either buy an HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet on Amazon or you can enter to win one here… or Both!

This is an awesome little tablet, that is sure to make anyone smile this holiday season. Maybe you want to get one for a family member, a friend, or just yourself.  Regardless, you can’t miss with a gift like this.  And, this tablet comes with a free year of 365 Office Personal (value for that is $69.99) Here is just a short list of what this great little tablet has ~

  • 7-inch Display (1280×800)
  • Intel Atom Z3735F Processor (1.33GHz)
  • 32GB GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
  • 0.77 pounds
  • Windows 8.1 operating system
  • 1GB memory
  • 32GB storage
  • Intel Atom processor
  • 7 inch screen
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life
  • And much more

A wonderful group of bloggers have come together to bring you this giveaway.

Living Smart Girl
A Day in Our Shoes
Plum Crazy About Coupons
The Naughty Mommy
Rowell Reviews
Suburbia Unwrapped
The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug
Running Loving Living
My Sentiments ExactLee
The Weight is Over


Now for the Fun ~

Enter to win your very own HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet which includes a year of 365 Office Personal.

Open to US Only   ~  18+

Ends December 17, 2014  at 11:59 pm CST.

Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.

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Old Factory Candles are Perfect Holiday Gifts


One of my very favorite things about the holidays is being able to go out and stock up on all the exclusive seasonal scents that hit the shelves around Halloween. Cinnamon, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Spice, Winter Evergreen, the list goes on and on! Every year those scents and many more fly off the shelves in the form of items like Febreeze, Wall Plug-ins, Potpourri and more. People go nuts for them! My item of choice of course are the candles.  They’re decorative, pretty and unlike with spray scents you never have to worry about releasing too many fumes into the air when you light them.

To further my love for seasonal scents I was recently given the chance to work with Old Factory to review their wonderful scented candles! Old Factory is an Amazon Exclusive company, meaning you can’t find them anywhere else on earth but Amazon. Exclusively on Amazon, makes it sound so trendy, like an Amazon VIP or something. Just kidding but hey, at least you can say you have quality, exclusive scents that not everyone in Target or Bed Bath and Beyond has in their carts.

Each Candle from Old Factory is hand-poured, made of high quality soy and burn clean without leaving the sooty residue we all hate. They also burn evenly which is something that I think we can all appreciate. After all, who wants a candle that only burns in one place and leaves those hideous wax craters in the center? Not this girl, that’s for sure. And, being an ex candle maker I know a good candle when I find one, and these are little gems.  My favorite of the ones I got was the pumpkin spice … YUM!


If you’re looking for a great alternative to those Target brands you find yourself buying each year then head over to Old Factory on Amazon and check out their line of scented candles. There are a dozen great scents to choose from and the best part is that they’re made in the US so you know exactly what you’re getting without the worry of outsourcing.


Here’s a few helpful tips on how to get the most out of your candle experience:

1. We recommend burning your candles for 1 to 3 hours at a time, and then letting them cool an hour before burning again. We’ve found that this helps to extend the burning life of the candle.

2. We’ve carefully formulated these candles so they are pleasing to smell but not overpowering. These candles burn great individually in small rooms, or you can burn 2 at a time in a larger room. We’ve grouped the fragrances in each gift set to complement each other nicely so you can pair them up for a great-smelling combination.

3. A little bit of wick management will help your candles last longer. Make sure to keep the wick trimmed to a reasonable length. And if you notice that the wick is starting to lean against the side of the jar, use a spoon to carefully reposition the wick to the center of the jar while the wax is warm and pliable.

Connect with Old Factory  on Amazon!


Now for the super fun part.. The Giveaway.     Enter to win a 3 pack of Old Factory Candles, valued at $25.00.    You choose the scent pack.

Open to US Only.   18+    Ends December 15th 2014 at 11:59pm CST.  Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.



FDA Disclaimer ~ *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Disclosure ~ This post is sponsored by Puritan’s Pride; opinions expressed are my own.
Recipe credit goes to Brooke Alpert, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., of B Nutritious and author of The Sugar Detox,
who works as a spokesperson for Puritan’s Pride.

#seasonalsmoothie  #PuritansPride  #SweatPink

It sure seems this year has flown by, the Holiday season is upon us and Thanksgiving only a couple weeks away. With pot lucks, cookie swaps, and family get togethers, temptation is everywhere and it can be easy to overindulge. Our eyes are often much larger than our stomachs and because the food is so tasty we tend to reach for seconds or third well past when we should have stopped. Hey, it’s hard to stop nibbling on such delicious treats!

As a Puritan’s Pride ambassador participating in the Superfood Smoothie Challenge, I’m excited to share November’s Superfood Smoothie recipes with you. Often after indulging in our favorites, our stomachs can revolt. The cleanse smoothie is meant to aid in digestion, giving your stomach a break from a hearty meal. The soothing smoothie can help calm an upset stomach after too many bites of your turkey dinner and sips of delicious eggnog.

Cleanse Smoothie:

Focus ingredient:

Capsicum (cayenne pepper) is an herb that contains antioxidant vitamins A, E and C, B6 and K, making it a very healthful spice. Cayenne pepper my help to aid in digestion, which many people may need after that big holiday meal.


  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 2 Clementines

  • 2 cups of water

  • ½ lemon, juiced

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy immediately.

Belly Soother:

Focus ingredient:

Mint is an herb that needs more credit. It may help to soothe your digestive system after a few too many bites or sips. Mint also has antioxidants and key nutrients like trace amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C. All the more reason to love this refreshing herb.


  • 1 tbsp fresh mint

  • ½ cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)

  • 1 cup coconut milk

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy immediately.

Some Puritan’s Pride products that help keep you feeling healthy and energized – especially while making mad dashes for Holiday deals – are:

Eclectic Institute Raw Kale Powder (056836): Kale is one of the most nutritious of all vegetables. This powder is made from fresh, whole, raw Kale and custom freeze-dried. Freeze-drying is the best method for preserving the complex chemistry, active enzymes and entire matrix of a plant in its fresh form.

Alacer Emergen C Immune + With Vitamin D Blueberry-Acai (073348): Supplement provides key nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc and a proprietary immune complex with beta glucans.*

Puritan’s Pride Psyllium Husk Seed 100% Natural: Psyllium Husk (010992): is rich in soluble fiber, to keep your digestive tract moving smoothly.* Fiber naturally slows down digestion, making it possible for your body to absorb more nutrients. Plus, the fiber in Psyllium Husk Seed Powder helps your body eliminate what it doesn’t use, making for a cleaner colon.*

I know that I feel better when all my systems are working properly and Superfood smoothies made with the above kale powder, psyllium husk, or other Puritan’s Pride items make sure all my “engines are go” so to speak. I like to know that my insides are happy and what easier way to do that than a delicious smoothie?

NEW discount: As part of the holiday season, Puritan’s Pride is offering free shipping to everyone as well as $5 off of a purchase of $25! This sure is the right time for extra savings.

Puritan’s Pride® ( began over 40 years ago, with the mission of making the finest quality nutritional supplements available at the best value to their customers. Today, the company remains true to its original commitment and serves millions of loyal customers. Puritan’s Pride manufactures thousands of vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements in their state-of-the art facilities located throughout the U.S. As part of the company’s commitment to quality, Puritan’s Pride only uses ingredients from suppliers worldwide that meet their Quality Assurance Standards, as well as Good Manufacturing Practices food quality standards.

Be sure to visit Puritan’s Pride on their social media channels for other fantastic offers, recipes, and more!


TWITTER: @puritanspride




What’s your favorite kind of smoothie?

Now for the super fun part..  the Giveaway.    Win all the items seen in the picture above that I got for my review.  Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.

Prize ~
Vegan Protein Powder Chocolate
Eclectic Institute Raw Kale Powder (056836)
Alacer Emergen C Immune + With Vitamin D Blueberry-Acai (073348)
Puritan’s Pride Psyllium Husk Seed 100% Natural: Psyllium Husk (010992)

Open to US Only, 18+    ~  Ends December 13, 2014 at 11:59pm CST