November 23, 2014

SUS Purse Review & Giveaway With Black Friday and Cyber Monday Specials

This post was created in partnership with SUSU Handbags and eAccountable. All opinions are my own. I was sent a handbag of my choice to facilitate my review. No other compensation was given. This post does contain my affiliate links and I will make a small stipend if a purchase is made from these links.

SUSU Fall 2014

I was sent this super awesome handbag! Im so in love with this bag that I refuse to let my kids touch it! My daughter tried and I think I may have scared her! 
But thats ok because I LOVE THIS HANDBAG! 
This is the bag as seen on their site:
The front is so soft and the back is smooth! The inside is lined with a very pretty and sensual red lining. I have been taking this everywhere with me! Its versatile for going out with friends, to a date with your significant other and shopping at whatever stores you shop at. I have gotten so many compliments on this handbag. I never get compliments on handbags, but I do now! 


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Mrs Cavanaughs Chocolates Review and Special Offer

A little bit ago I posted for special offers for Mrs Cavanaughs. I was sent a sampler to facilitate a review, and here is that review. I was not compensated in any other way. 
My opinions are my own as always.

I was sent this yummy sampler. I love chocolate! I must say that it didnt last very long in our house. It was all gone withing a few hours!

Just looking at the pictures really does not do it justice.

The round one in the corner is the chocolate covered cherry. YUMM!!

The shipping was super fast.

This would make a great gift for anyone! But it would be perfect for those you have to ship a gift to. Either for the holidays or birthdays or whatever reason, these would make the perfect surprise for anyone over the age of 20ish. Not really thinking a kid would love it as much as an adult would!

 My readers receive Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates 
Use promo code: usfamily14

November 20, 2014

Why Do We Call It Christmas? Review and Giveaway

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): 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.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

-Where do we get the word Christmas?
-When was Jesus born?
-What do Christmas trees have to do with Jesus?
-Who is St. Nicholas?
-What is Hanukkah?
-Who is Emmanuel?
-Luke 2 Story

Do your kids ever ask you those questions? If they do, or have, do you have the answers??
This DVD does!!!

Cutting down trees? Hanging stockings? Santa Claus? What do any of these have to do with Jesus' birthday?  More than you'd think!

Join VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer along with intrepid newsman Buck Denver and all his friends on an amazing journey into the world's most popular holiday! Sure, you know the Christmas story. But do you know the story of Christmas?

Don't miss the whimsical, educational, Christmical party to end all Christmas parties as Buck Denver Asks … Why Do We Call It Christmas? 

My youngest 2 were enthralled with this video! My youngest is on the Autism Spectrum and he sat and watched the whole movie, only getting up 2x to use the bathroom and get a drink. 
That is a compliment! He is usually hard to get to sit still for longer than 5 min!
This would be a perfect stocking stuffer or addition to not only your personal DVD collection but it would also be a super addition to any church's collection as well!
Go HERE to see more Buck Denvers DVD's and the Whats in the Bible series. 
The great part is you can win your own copy or a copy to give away as a gift! 
One winner will get one copy of this super DVD! 
Just tell me what your favorite Christmas song or story is! Thats it! Make sure you leave your email address so I can email you if you are the winner! Good Luck!!!!

Contest runs: Nov 20, 2014 to December 5, 2014. Winner chosen by

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Review and Giveaway

I was sent a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament, of my choosing, to facilitate my post. No other compensation was given. My opinion, as always, is my own. 

I chose to review the 1971 GMC Firetruck. Why? Because my Daddy was a FirefighterEMT for almost 28 years. My oldest son is a Firefighter/EMT and I am a early retired Paramedic. My uncles were both Volunteer Firefighters. Its a family thing! And its a profession to be proud of. 
I love this ornament! Even though it doesn't make a engine sound, the lights are realistic when they flash as you can see below. 

I have always loved Hallmark ornaments. I used to help hang them every year on my parents tree growing up. I am blessed to be able to say I have a few of them now and I plan on passing them down to my kids! 
Hallmark also wants to hear from you about your #KeepsakeIt moments. Share your moments by entering Hallmark’s #KeepsakeIt Sweepstakes via this link.. Awesome prizes are up for grabs but the contest is only open through 12/18!

Hallmark will select a Keepsake Ornament to provide one winner 
and will handle fulfillment once the winner is selected. Ornament
will be at the selection of Hallmark. Debras Random Rambles will provide the winners information to Hallmark for shipment. Debras Random Rambles is not responsible for shipment or fufillment of any prize.

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November 19, 2014

Growing Up Social & A Giveaway

Does your child play Hide and Seek? Do they even know how?
When was the last time your child held a real in the hand book? Not on a Kindle or Nook or any electronic device? 

Do your children live with screen time
 or for screen time???

You can follow this link, go to the bottom of the sit and click on 

How did your child score?

In Growing Up Social, Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane will empower you with the necessary tools to help make positive changes. Through stories, wit, and wisdom you’ll discover how to take back your home from an overdependence on screens. Plus, you’ll learn to teach the five A+ skills that every healthy child needs to master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention.
  • Equip your child to be relationally rich in a digital world
  • Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time
  • Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference
  • Discover what’s working for families that have become screen savvy
  • Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done
Now is the time to equip your child to live with screen time, not for screen time. No phone, tablet, or gaming device can teach your child how to have healthy relationships; only you can.

There have been times I thought my kids were going to crawl through the gaming screens. That was when we started restricting their time. The first few days were the hardest on them. But it has been worth it. My kids do play, and fight, with each other. But they also ride bikes, play hide and seek and look at paper in hand books. 

I must say this book was a great read. I believe that if your a parent of a child from 2-17, you should read this book. And I have the opportunity to offer a reader a copy. Just leave a comment, any comment below to enter to win. One comment per person and IP address. Winner will be notified on Dec 2, 2014. 

November 14, 2014

Noah: A Wordless Picture Book Giveaweay

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): 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.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

God told Noah to build an ark. And he did. 
God told Noah to build it a certain way. And he did.
And when the time was right,
God told Noah to fill the Ark with 2 of each animal. And guess what? Noah did!

This beautiful picture book tells the story of Noah and the Ark. Its pictures are beautiful and vivid with detail. Just look at the pictures below. Beautiful!


I was lucky enough to get a copy of this beautiful book for my honest review. One of my readers is going to score and win a copy of their own! This would make a perfect Holiday Gift!!! Use the easy Rafflecopter below to enter.

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Easy Bathroom Makeovers, Including the Bathroom Faucet

This is a sponsored post.

Tips for decorating your bathroom on a budget.
Even the Bathroom Faucet!

I'm going to start with a tip that might be a little pricey but worth the extra cost. Paint. Everyone knows a coat of paint can change the ambiance of a room, but for the bathroom you want to make sure to get a good paint that is mold and mildew resistant. You can use it not only on the walls but the ceiling and the floors. Use lighter colors to open up the space. If white is too much for you a beige, off white or a light version of any color would work. If your not looking, or cant afford to do all the walls, even just one wall as a statement can make a major statement. 

Switching out the lighting fixtures and changing the wall plates and outlet covers can make a small but noticeable impact. You can color code them to blend into the wall or to stand out. 

I'm no fan of carpeting of any kind in the bathroom but alot of people are. you can always add a soft looking rug to the bathroom to soften the floor look. 

Shower Curtains
In todays decorating scene there are so many different palates for shower curtains. Plastic or cloth. Multi or single layered. You can even match your accessories to your curtain. This is the cheapest and fastest way to make a difference and they sell sell shower curtains from Wal-mart to the Dollar General Stores. 

Change the hardware on your cabinets and drawers. Switch to knobs instead of pulls or vice versa. Use colored knobs in different colors for another splash of color.  Putting a new shower head or a new bathroom faucet will change the ambiance as well.

Add decorative shelves and store little items in jars. Purpose almost anything to make creative shelving.
(Anna White)

Mirrors are perfect for opening up space. They can give the illusion of a bigger more open room if hung opposite a window. 

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