November 26, 2014

VeggieTales & a Netflix Giveaway!

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The beloved faith-based brand hits the small screen with a fresh new look and all-new adventures. Join Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and all their veggie friends as they explore new areas of their wondrous house while singing catchy, original songs included in each episode. Perfect for young families, this laugh-out-loud comedy seamlessly weaves good moral values into each episode in a fun, exciting way for Veggie lovers of all ages.
I was lucky enough to be sent a 3 month Netflix subscription to facilitate my review. I got to watch VeggieTales In The House streamed into our home! It was a great blessing because I needed to clean the oven before I started cooking and they were entertained. My kids LOVE VeggieTales and for over an hour and a half, they giggled and watched! Not only did I get my oven clean, I had happy and entertained kids at the same time! And the episodes streamed one after another! No need for me to come bother them to click on another link for the next one. They show them end to end!
And the best part is I can offer one of my lucky readers a 3 month subscription to Netfix so they can watch VeggieTales in The House streamed as well!!!!!!!!!!
Use the easy entry below to enter.
Good Luck!!!

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Man Socks! Giveaway!


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  mansock 1   ManBrands.Club is a new and exclusive resource for men's fashion. Their goal is to give affluent men a way to be able to convey themselves in a way that will meet the need to differentiate in the boardroom, yet refined enough for a jaunt around town. That is why ManBrands.Club has introduced their first line of apparel; the ManSock. Socks specifically for men are a great way to demonstrate a man's creativity, sophistication and charm.   mansocks 2   Dressing for success does not mean spending your hard earned money on audacious logos to demonstrate your prosperity. That is why ManBrands.Club is bringing you the ManSock, socks specifically for men, well below big brand prices. They utilize the same composition and manufacturing techniques as top-end designers but between 40%-60% below their retail price. Does that mean ManSocks are cheap? No way! They are focused on core principles of product, price, and people. ManBrands is a company based in the United States with American designers, thus ensuring innovation and forward thinking.   mansocks 3   ManBrands.Club also gives back to the community and the country. They are an entrepreneurial company that sees an unfortunate lack of resources for students to learn about entrepreneurship before they reach a post-secondary education. They believe strongly in the power, drive, and creativity of young people and believe there should be more resources provided to them to help them succeed. ManBrands.Club is currently working on a partnership with a National Organization that focuses on providing these resources and educational tools to young people all over the country. Check in with them often to find out the awesome details as they are released. mansocks 4   And If you act now - here is a unique coupon code for you to get 10% off - TSOSHoliday. Keep this code handy because in time the inventory will increase to include more than socks. So many new and great things are coming!  


One lucky The Stuff of Success reader will win a pair of Man Socks by ManBrands - Winner's Choice. The prize will be sent directly to the winner from the sponsor. Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipping. The giveaway will run until 12/09/2014 at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be chosen randomly via Giveaway Tools and will be announced on the Giveaway Tool Widget. Any taxes or other charges that may be part of the prize are the winner’s sole responsibility. The giveaway is open to United States residents only. You must be over 18 years of age and you guarantee that you are eligible by entering. We reserve the right to cancel any giveaway. No purchase is necessary. One entry per person per household.
Disclaimer: I have not received product or payment for this post. This post is a group giveaway post and the prize is the responsibility of the host blog.

November 25, 2014

DIY Salt Dough Ornaments and Play Dough

This is a sampling of the ornaments we made in one day. 
We also used a clear acrylic spray to set them and make them a bit harder. 
You can also make beads to make jewelry or use different shapes and sizes to make cute jewelry. Tonight we are making necklaces!

I make it in larger batches because what is leftover from making ornaments, the kids can play with as regular play dough. Just keep it in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 1 month. 

November 24, 2014

Pocket Protein Kidz

One of the best Crowd funding ideas I have ever seen!
Healthy snacks for
strong bodies and minds.

Do your kids get enough protein?
I know mine do not! I think I have a few of the pickiest eaters on the planet! And then I have a few on the other end that will eat anything that wont run away. 
Well, someone thought about all those kids not getting enough and did something about it!


A delicious protein drink that Moms can feel great about feeding their kids... It is super convenient to pop into their backpack and never needs refrigeration. Our kids love the great taste…and flavors!
So…this is one healthy snack they’ll actually use. When Pocket Protein KIDZ is paired with a healthy carb, it’s just about the perfect nutritionally balanced meal-on-the-go or healthy snack.

NO: Artificial Sweeteners, Dyes or Sodium Benzoate

PPK is a pediatrician-approved protein drink that kids love. It includes 7 grams of protein in a convenient fat, gluten, lactose, and nut free drink. It does not refrigeration, so it's easy to throw into a bag and have ready whenever your kiddos need a boot!

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Susie's Hope: Hand and Paw Review & Giveaway

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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.”

Susie's Law is a 2010 North Carolina state law which authorizes up to ten months in jail for convicted perpretrators of cruelty to animals

The law is named for "Susie", a part pit bull, which as a puppy was rescued in August 2009 from Greenfield Park in Greensboro, North Carolina having been set on fire, in torment and left to die. The law reclassifies the "malicious abuse, torture, or killing" of an animal from a Class 1 to a Class H felony, with the ten-month potential period of confinement. Susie had severe second and third-degree burns over most of her body; her ears were burned off, and she had a broken jaw and teeth. 
Susie's Law was passed unanimously in the North Carolina State Senate and took effect on December 1, 2010. Passage was possible through intense citizen involvement when Susie's abuse became public, and fund-raising appeals met with great success. Susie was rescued by Donna Smith Lawrence, who had been seriously injured in an attack by a pit bull, which she had befriended, several months prior to finding Susie. Donna and her husband, Roy, then adopted Susie.
*It is the mission of Susie’s Hope™, a nonprofit organization, to foster awareness of the animal abuse that exists in our nation and to work to end this epidemic by providing education to people of all ages.* This is the beginning part of their Mission Statement as seen on their website. 

You can buy this heartwarming movie by clicking HERE.
15% of sales will go to Susie's Hope Foundation. 
There are also several books and an adorable stuffed animal that can be purchased.

I was sent a copy of this heartwarming, I can not say it enough, movie. As a animal mom myself, I felt heartbroken that such a sweet animal was put through hell. It broke my heart but then lifted it as I watched her mom bring out the best! Not only that, but to bring out the best in others. And for justice for animals who can not speak for themselves. 
This movie would make a perfect gift for the animal parent in your life, or even yourself! One of the best parts is I am holding a giveaway for one reader to win a copy of Susie's Hope. Use the entry below to enter and Good Luck!
This pictures shows what I was sent to facilitate my review.

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November 23, 2014

SUSU 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 
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November 21, 2014

Frosted Holiday Deluxe Kit

I was sent the Frosted Holiday Deluxe Kit to facilitate my review.
 No other compensation was given. My opinion is my own.

Unfortunately it does not snow everywhere in the world just because it's Christmas time. In many places it's very hot and sunny, some places its rainy and windy, and some places the weather is constantly fair. Everyone does not get the luxury of a white winter holiday like we do in the Northeast, but that shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying the festivities and that is why we offer this amazing Frosted Holiday Deluxe Kit. Enjoy the holidays like a New Englander without all the snow and ice with lovely white and red designs of snowflakes and reindeer on the following supplies: 20 cake plates, 20 Frosted Holiday luncheon napkins, 24 Frosted Holiday 9 oz. cups, 1 Frosted Holiday table cover, 24 forks, spoons, knives, and 2 sets of streamers.
    • Kit Includes:
  • 20 Frosted Holiday 7" Cake Plates
  • 20 Frosted Holiday Luncheon Napkins
  • 24 Frosted Holiday 9oz Cups
  • 1 Frosted Holiday Table Cover
  • 24 Forks/Spoons/Knives
  • 2 Sets Streamers
This set is perfect for family get togethers! The plates are sturdy and the utensils are sturdier than ones you get at the Dollar Store. There is just enough streamers included to decorate minimal but with impact. I would definitely buy this on my own!

November 20, 2014

Why Do We Call It Christmas? Review and Giveaway

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 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

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. 

November 14, 2014

Noah: A Wordless Picture Book Giveaweay

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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

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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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November 12, 2014

LG OLED from Best Buy is the PERFECT family gift!

 **The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.**

LG OLED now at Best Buy!
Best Buy’s everyday price of $3499.99 
($500 savings!)

 We are a TV obsessed society! And my family is no different! Best Buys LG OLED TV is a dream come true! From its thinness and superior picture quality, this TV is a dream! Standing in Best Buy and looking, ok ok drooling, over this TV, I didn't feel embarrassed at the amount of time I just looked at it. Pathetic, I know, but most men would probably agree this TV is the "bomb". In fact there was a guy a few feet away from me and I think he was drooling, oops looking, as well!

~*~What is OLED TV?
The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.17" thick at its thinnest point the same thickness as a pencil. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG's exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. LG's 4 Color Pixel technology adds a white sub-pixel to the conventional three colors.

OLED self-lighting pixels are able to switch on and off individually.  Contrast ratio measures the range from the brightest whites on the screen to the darkest blacks. These deep blacks seem to melt away.

Every aspect of LG OLED TV is designed to enhance your viewing pleasure. The curve of the screen is designed so that your eyes are equally distant from all parts of the screen when sitting in front of the TV.~*~

So as you can see this TV IS THE perfect family gift! Yeah the price may seem high but look at all you get and the quality you get! 

~*~ Content between these symbols is taken from Best Buy's website.
LG 55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

So there you have it. A run down of this super awesome Smart TV. Personally I would love to have this in my living room but with a child with the nickname "tv killer" I don't think it will ever happen!