RareSeeds Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Giveaway (Ends 11/9)

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As a gardener, I become excited when it’s planting season. I love growing my own fruits and vegetables. There is nothing more satisfying to me than reaping the fruits of my labors in the form of collecting full baskets of fresh grown food that I grew myself. If the foods can be grown from non-GMO seeds, I am just that much happier. Not only are homegrown foods better for you than store bought, but they also taste better too.

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Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company graciously sent me 20 seed packets of non-hybrid, non-GMO, non-treated and non-patented vegetable & plant seeds. I am so excited to get my garden started in the spring with these.

Buy it: It’s never too early to start planning your garden. RareSeeds offers a huge assortment to choose from. Seeds also make a great gift. Click here to shop.

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Neater Feeder Dog Bowl Set Review & Giveaway (Ends 11/9)

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I love my big dog, but he sure is messy. My 70+ lb. mix of husky, lab, heeler, shepherd (and who knows what else) is a very good and loving dog, but he is also one of the worlds sloppiest eaters and drinkers. He not only spills his food often, but when he drinks, he creates a huge wet mess on the floor. Between him and my 3 kids, I can’t tell who is messier. It’s insanity. Lucky for me, I recently discovered the Neater Feeder.

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The Neater Feeder is an amazing food & watering station for dogs or cats that keeps the mess off of the floor! It comes in multiple sizes to suit your pets needs. For my big dog, we got the Large Dog Neater Feeder Deluxe with Leg Extensions in Bronze. It is the greatest thing since sliced bread. No, I am not exaggerating. This particular version of the Neater Feeder is Created for taller dogs weighing 30-100 lbs. with a 20″+ shoulder height, which fits my dog perfectly. It comes with one 7 cup standard stainless steel food bowl and one 9 cup extra capacity stainless steel water bowl. The water bowl is bigger because dogs need more water than food, which is great for keeping your pet hydrated. It also comes with a set of leg extensions which I used since my dog is so tall. This helps keep him from having to bend down to eat. Last but not least you get a set of non-skid rubber pads for the bottom of the feeder to keep it in place.

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My dog Rocky was a little nervous about his new feeder. He was actually a bit reluctant to go near it for a few minutes. I called him and put a special treat in it (peanut butter) at first to get him to come over. He did come and check it out after a few minutes and has been fine with it ever since.

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Here is Rocky getting a good drink of water. Notice the holes in the front of the feeder. That is where the water drips go. They are caught in the plastic holder beneath for easy cleaning. The Neater Feeder is truly one of those products that will leave you wondering how you ever lived without it for so long. I know that my life will never be the same again now that we own one.

Buy it: Do you have a dog or cat that is a messy eater? If so, you should try the Neater Feeder. It would make a great Christmas gift for your pet. You can get one in your choice of sizes online.

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Curtain & Bath Outlet 3 piece Curtain Set Review & Giveaway (Ends 10/26)

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I’m one of those people that likes my home to have that “put together” look, but I’m not always diligent in making it happen. For example, we have owned our home for about 4 years and yet, some of our windows are still kind of bare. Gasp!

I am sure you know that I am frugal and you also are probably aware that window treatments can get spendy. I think that combination of things has is the main reason for my lack of window treatments. Well, I think I have just found a good solution to that dilemma: Curtain & Bath Outlet. They offer a large assortment of window treatments, bedding, bath items and more at affordable prices. I am so glad for that.

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Curtain & Bath Outlet so kindly sent me their Boxwood Lined Woven 3 piece Curtain Set for this review.  It is available in three colors (brick marine & sand). I chose the sand color because it’s very neutral and the color would fit in with any of my rooms. I really liked that there was  a choice of sizes on this set. I chose the 63″ length because our windows are good sized.

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My daughter really wanted me to put these up in her bedroom, so that’s what I did. Like I mentioned before, our windows are rather big and wide, so these don’t look quite like they do in the stock photo. There is an extra straight lined valance available on their site if I ever decide that I wanted to add it on to make it look more “scrunched” at the top, but I really don’t think it’s necessary. I think they are super cute in her room as is. As I was putting them up, I could tell that these curtains are durable and will last. They are machine washable too so I should be able to maintain them easily.

Buy it: Could you use some window treatments at budget prices? If so, head on over to the Curtain & Bath Outlet to shop. Exclusive Discount – Through 11/30/14, save 10% off your order with code sweetdeal10.

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Florsheim Boys Shoes Review & $60 Giveaway (Ends 10/19)

Disclosure: I received free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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Do you have a little boy in your life that you love to dress up? Florsheim Boys Shoes are the perfect way to complete his adorable outfit. Whether it’s casual or dressy, Florsheim shoes go with pretty much anything depending on the style you choose. I personally tend to stick with shoes that will go with any outfit, but that’s just my practical nature I suppose. However, for this review, I let my 7 year old son select his own pair of shoes. He chose the Kearny Jr in Navy/Multi. These shoes feature genuine suede uppers, a breathable, moisture wicking Suedetec with leather lining and they are extremely lightweight. These also have laces that do need to be tied. The sizes available go up to big boy size 6.

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While I love the overall look of this shoe, I admit I was skeptical at first about the bright green soles of the shoe. I mean, they’re so GREEN! While I had no doubt that they would be sturdy and comfortable just like all of his past Florsheim shoes, I was concerned that these would be hard to pair with an outfit, but actually, it wasn’t as hard as I thought.

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See, now isn’t that cute? This is one of his outfits that he wears to school. I think he looks quite sharp. Notice how the green soles really just kind of blend in? Well played son, well played.

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And the soles just add a little pop of color as a surprise every now and again. He sure does love these shoes.

Buy it: Head over to Florsheim and check out their awesome selection of shoes for little boys. These are perfect for the upcoming holidays and would make a great gift.

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New #Deltaco #FrescaBowls & $20 Giveaway (Ends 10/12)

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Introducing the newest edition to Del Taco’s awesome menu is the Fresca Bowl. Priced very reasonably at just $4 each, Del Taco’s Fresca Bowls are served on a bed of fresca lime rice and seasoned black beans, and are offered in the following three varieties:

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    Southwest Grilled Chicken & Veggie Bowl combines fresh-grilled chicken and a blend of fire-roasted, red and green bell peppers, caramelized onions and flavorful Poblano pepper
  • Pollo Asado Grilled Chicken Bowl is made with marinated, fresh-grilled chicken, hand-chopped pico de gallo salsa, onions and cilantro
  • Fire Roasted Veggie Bowl features Del Taco’s tangy green chile sauce, freshly-chopped pico de gallo salsa, and a blend of roasted vegetables

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We stopped by our local Del Taco for dinner recently, and I was able to try the Pollo Asado Grilled Chicken Bowl and snag a $1 Strawberry Lemonade too. Oh my. The Fresca Bowl was so good. It was loaded with fresh ingredients and was very filling! I also appreciate that my family of 5 can eat there for around $25. That’s hard to say about most restaurants anymore. Del Taco is seriously becoming one of my family’s favorite places to eat.

Buy it: Getting hungry? Head over to your local Del Taco and order up a Fresca Bowl. Before you do, go here and play the game to win a free drink.

Win it: One of you will win a $20 Del Taco gift card! Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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Smile Brilliant Review & Giveaway (Ends 10/12)

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Lets talk about teeth whitening for a bit. So, you may or may not know that I love me some coffee and tea. Unfortunately, I also know that those drinks take their toll on my teeth in the form of yellowing. I have tried the strips to whiten, but I wanted to try a more professional approach as well. It’s a system to get professional quality whitening at home at a fraction of what the dentist charges.

Smile Brilliant is the best at home teeth whitening system available on the market. Their system offers a kit in which you can make your very own custom fitted teeth trays along to use with their whitening gel to get awesome results. The custom trays are made the same way as the ones you would get from the dentist, only you’re making them yourself from the comfort of your own home.

Watch this short video below to get a better idea of how Smile Brilliant works.

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I received my own kit recently so I could try it out.  It came with whitening gels, desensitizing gels, base and catalyst pastes and a couple of trays to make your molds.

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To get started, you mix the base and the catalyst pastes together for the specified amount of time.

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Then you put them in the trays and apply to your teeth to make the mold. You then push these up into your teeth and hold them there.

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When you are done, you will get something like this. The kit comes with three sets of putty, just in case you make a mistake. Once you are done you simply mail these back in the pre paid envelope and wait to get your custom teeth trays.

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I received mine in about a weeks time. They come in this nifty case for storage. Once I had the trays in hand, I was ready to start whitening. I can tell you that if you have sensitive teeth, you will want to invest the time in using the desensitizing gel. It helps! Use it for a good 20 minutes, rinse and move on to the whitening. Use for 20 min – 3 hours depending on the severity of the yellowing.

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Here are some of the results you could see after using the product. My personal results were not very dramatic, but I feel that it had to do with the fact that I was not using it for longer than the minimum amount of time and I was still drinking coffee in between uses. Results will definitely vary for everyone depending on the severity of yellowing, length of time used and if you’re re-staining your teeth in between uses.

Buy it: If you are looking to try professional quality whitening products, without paying top dollar for it, Smile Brilliant worth a try. Go here for your kit.

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Harvest Snaps Review & Giveaway (Ends 9/28) @harvestsnaps

Are you looking for a healthy snack? I must admit that I love to snack, and if the snack is a healthy one, I feel less guilt about it. Not only that, but my body is grateful for it. That’s why I was so happy to discover Harvest Snaps . Snapea Crisps and Lentil Snaps are:

  • baked
  • have less fat & sodium
  • have higher levels of protein and fiber
  • are gluten-free
  • have a lower glycemic index

Basically, they are just better for you.

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For this review, I received a lovely package of Harvest Snaps products. I have been finding myself reaching for these instead of chips. They go great with hummus and my kids are loving them too.  I have to say that at first I was a little skeptical, but the texture and flavor are really good.

Of all the flavors I tried, I think the Lightly Salted is my favorite. It’s pretty simple and tasty.

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To get some ideas on how to pair your Harvest Snaps with meals, check out their fun Lunchspiration site. It’s seriously making me hungry.

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This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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New! Crest Sensi-Stop Strips Review & $25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway (Ends 9/28)

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Do you have sensitive teeth? If your answer is yes, you should check out the new Crest Sensi-Stop Strips available at Walmart. The way these work is simple. You just apply a Crest Sensi-Stop Strip to your sensitive tooth for a quick 10 minutes for immediate relief and up to one month of protection.

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For this review, I received a pack of Crest Sensi-Stop Strips to try them for myself. I have been suffering from sensitive teeth lately and so I was anxious to give it a try. I am particularly sensitive to cold. It’s hard to explain the feeling that I get from the tooth sensitivity, but I can tell you that it just hurts for me to watch someone take a bite out of a popsicle. While this sensitivity hasn’t caused me to stop eating any particular foods, it has made me very careful in the way I eat certain cold foods. If I can avoid biting it directly with my front teeth, then that’s what I do.

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As you can see the Sensi-Stop Strips are packaged like a white strip. Only, these strips are much smaller, so you can concentrate it on one area. I found that they aren’t overly gooey or anything. I put it on and it stays on just fine.

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So far I am impressed with these strips. While I haven’t tried to bite into a popsicle, I haven’t noticed the sensitivity in my teeth since I started using them. I am going to keep trying them awhile longer and give you another update to let you know how they are working.

Buy it: You can find new Crest Sensi-Stop Strips at an everyday low price at Walmart.

Win it: One of you will win a $25 Walmart gift card so that you can try Crest Sensi-Stop Strips for yourself. Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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