Etekcity Bluetooth Audio Receiver Giveaway

Etekcity Bluetooth Audio Receiver Giveaway Sponsored by Etekcity

Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Etekcity Bluetooth Audio Receiver Giveaway

The RoverBeats Unify Bluetooth receiver by Etekcity can turn any speaker into a Bluetooth-enabled sound system. Simply connect the RoverBeats Unify to speakers using a 3.5mm to 2RCA Cable or 3.5mm to 3.5 mm Continue reading

Audio Cable, turn it on, and then connect to it using the Bluetooth function on a phone, tablet, computer, or other device. With support for Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR, transmit crystal clear audio with up to 33ft of wireless freedom. Emilee at Deals of Sweetness shares her experience in her Bluetooth Audio Receiver Review.

Would you like to win a Bluetooth Audio Receiver? This giveaway will run through 3/2 at 11:00pm Eastern Time and is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be notified via email (consider adding to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email.) and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.


Disclosure: Deals of Sweetness received complimentary product(s) to facilitate her honest review. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.


LEGO Justice League Vs Bizarro League Blu-ray Giveaway

Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world’s greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat Continue reading

may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.


Available NOW on Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack+Batzarro LEGO minifigure

Find out your Bizarro name and share it as a comment to win!

Each household is only eligible to win LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) Blu-ray via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Giving For the Greater Good

Donating money to charity is a good deed in every sense. People do it in order to make a positive difference in the world around them and also because it makes them feel a sense of satisfaction and purpose. What many of them do not realize is that they could amplify Continue reading

their impact by giving their money to causes or movements.

Activism grows exponentially more powerful as more people show their support by donating money and resources. If someone wants to support his favorite political or social cause and does not feel that it is his place to step up and speak for his peers, he could play a role that is equally vital by donating the money that would enable the spokespeople to spread their message. Non-profit organizations are in desperate need of donor money for basic things, like keeping the lights on in their headquarters and making sure their employees are paid living wages. The glamorous aspects of charity work are often oversold; taking care of the people who are actually out in the world and doing the legwork is perhaps the most valuable thing a donor could do.

Donating money is also a great way to be an ally to groups who are racial, religious or some other type of minority. It would be inappropriate to join those groups wholly, even for a good cause, but nearly all of them are in desperate need of funds. Giving money to their schools and religious centers would be a wonderful way to show support for groups of people whose voices are not always heard or respected.

There is no need to pick only one cause to support. Many people divide their funds among several different charities that do work that resonates with them. It may seem counterintuitive to give small amounts of money to many charities as opposed to giving more to just one, but they all appreciate the help, and every dollar counts. Donating to causes that have become political lightning rods is a good way to spread the word about the particular perspectives that the organizations endorse. Sometimes it is not enough to simply vote; if a cause is not well-known, there is no major effect when votes only come from people who already know about the issue. However, when these causes have money behind them, they are able to go public with their messages. They could educate other people and garner support from people who had previously been unaware of the issues.

On the other hand, donating does not have to be political if the donor does not want her money to be used that way. She could donate to individuals in need or launch scholarship funds for local colleges. Investing in the personal growth and happiness of other people is just as valuable as political involvement. Someone like Bob Parsons, who has developed a good instinct for locating individuals who need financial support, is a good example of how to reach out with money when there is no organization already in place. He and his wife started their own foundation, through which they manage their giving.

There is no singular approach to giving, nor are any causes more objectively important than others. Donating money helps others, but it also helps the donor feel that he is making the world a better place.

Ten Essential Exterior Design Elements for Your Home

Ten Essential Exterior Design Elements for Your Home
The goal of good design is to create a home that blend naturally with its surrounding while also creating a unique visual experience that is impossible to ignore. Here are ten essential design elements to consider for your home.
Stick to the Basics
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and visual balance with your home design. Quirky features may add some character, but they should be minimized to avoid becoming distracting. Focus on balanced architecture, and keep the size consistent throughout.
Form Follows Function
Functional elements impact the styling characteristics. A home that requires a lot of natural light will need to incorporate large expansive windows into the design. If you need storage or more living spaces, an upstairs level will change the entire look of the exterior.
House Materials and Textures
With the variety of modern building materials, the options of textures and styles are limitless. Stucco, brick, siding, and shingles all have their advantages and disadvantages. When selecting the covering for your home, find the material that is cost effective but also durable and aesthetically pleasing.
A home without landscaping looks unfinished. Add flowers for color, trees for shade, and shrubs to fill in empty spaces. Be careful where you place your plants, and be aware of what long term care is required.
Light Up Your Home
Lighting has an essential functional aspect to it, but the design should do more than just illuminate your entry ways. Subtle lighting highlights can be used to draw attention and show off the features of your home you are most proud of.
Choose the Right Roof
Your roofing must be stylish and functional. Heavy roofing material like slate and metal are costly, and they put more stress on the structure of your home. Lighter materials like wood and asphalt shingles are lighter and less expensive. A roof must also be durable and hold up against the weather common to your area.
Windows That Belong
Your windows must be functional and look as though they belong with the house. A set of windows in a modern home will often be dramatic and run from floor to ceiling. In more traditional style homes, smaller rectangular windows will look the best.
Avoid Complex Color Schemes
There are limitless possibilities for the including the use of color. Reduce the complexity with a two toned look, and add some contrasting highlights. Use color to draw attention to some features while also deemphasize others.
Install a Garage Door that Fits Your Style
The large rectangular shape of your garage will immediately draw negative attention if it is the wrong fit. Try to match the rest of your exterior design elements. Also consider the insulation, safety features, and durability.
The Entry Way
The approach to your home is a reflection of your own character. Think about how you want people to feel as they approach your door. Changing features can be as simple as painting the front door, or as elaborate as redesigning the entire front façade.

Friend Me book Review

With so much of our lives spent online and with “friends” we’ve only ever met there, it is easy to make the same leap the author did.  An excellent suspense novel based on Husband and Wife Scott and Rachel.  Rachel recently lost her best friend to cancer and her husband worked Continue reading

late so she signed up for a virtual friend. She enjoys having a friend again and shows Scott.

Scott signs up for a virtual friend too. When asked for a male or female, he opts for a female. And that’s where things kick off.

There are a lot of themes in this book that are very timely. Questioning social media and the reality of meaningful relationships. What about the ethics of virtual friendships? Is “virtual” sin different? What is a Christian to do with social media? Can it be dangerous? Should one ever reveal personal information through social media?

If you like suspense then this book is for you.  The characters are believable and complete. The novel is well written and grabs you from the start.

AYL Silicone Heat Resistant Grilling BBQ Gloves Set review


DH is a big guy with very big hands.  He has a hard time getting the XL Latex gloves to fit. So when I saw these and the “One-Size-Fits-All” claim, needless to say I was skeptical.  Turns out they were right.  The silicone gave just enough that he was able to get Continue reading

the gloves on and actually use them.  The gloves kept our hands cool when handling cookie sheets and the like from the oven.

The five finger glove style and rubber non-slip nubs created great traction when handling everything from glass casserole dishes straight from the oven to tongs on the grill. Food safe BPA-free and FDA approved means no worries about handling food.  Being silicone they are dishwasher safe and easy to clean.

Heat resistant for up to 425 degree Fahrenheit and 100% waterproof these gloves are perfect for using in the kitchen, with the grill, pulling items out of a smoker or even over an open fire during camping.

Overall I’d say these are worth the investment if you are in the market for a silicone oven glove/mitt.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. 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 Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Quick Party Food Recipe

10836434_10205914281800068_1700093654_n DH surprised me this morning by telling me some of his friends from work were coming over to watch the game. After a quick glare of frustration I threw these together for the guys and they loved them.




10965370_10205914282040074_1167535170_n Ingredient List:
Refrigerator Crescent Rolls
Your choice pizza sauce
Pepperoni (any filling)

Open Crescent rolls and lay out. Continue reading

Top with Sauce, cheese, and filling choice. Roll and toss in oven until done (about 15 minutes).

They turned out great. Everyone loved how ooey-gooey they were.







Sweetness Sisters Media Valentine’s Giveaway

Happy Valentine's Day!

Giveaway Extravaganza from Sweetness Sisters Media!

Sweetness Sisters Media Valentines Event Feb 1-14

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A collective from: Pea of Sweetness, Savory Savings and Deals of Sweetness

Co-hosted by:  Here We Go Again…Ready?, Swanky POV,

Michigan Saving & More, Monica's Rants, Raves & Reviews, and Joy Makin' Mamas

~Four Prize Packs Valued at over $600~

Be sure to keep scrolling for all four Giveaway Entry Tools!  (Hint, there are duplicate entries, so when you've done them once, you've done a ton of them already on the others!)

It's that Valentine's time of year and Krista from Savory Savings & Emilee from Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness have come together to form the all-new media brand, Sweetness Sisters Media!  As their kick-off event, they are bringing you fun and fabulous prize packs (four of them!).

Would you like to win one of four fun and fabulous Valentine's prize packs?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tools below.  If you have won a giveaway from any of the sponsors below from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win that prize and the pack will be altered.  The giveaway will run from February 1 through February 14, 2015 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents (excluding HI/AK), ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good luck!

Prize Pack #1: Date Night

Sweetness Sisters Media Valentines Giveaway Date Night Prize Pack Feb 1 - 14

Sponsors: TASTYFACE Organics, Younique by Emilee, Zymbol, & Palmers

Prize Pack #2: Kids Just Want to Have Fun

Sweetness Sisters Media Valentines Giveaway Kids Prize Pack Feb 1 - 14

Sponsors: Animal Trackers, Prima Princessa, YumEarth, Pick-Ease and See's


Prize Pack #3: Pamper Me

Sweetness Sisters Valentines Giveaway Pamper Me Prize Pack Feb 1 - 14

Sponsors: Anna Naturals, Plexus by Emilee, The Pink Monogram and See's



Prize Pack #4: Someone to Love

Sweetness Sisters Valentines Giveaway Someone to Love Pack Feb 1 - 14

Sponsors: Coffee Beanery, Deborah's Fragrant Memories, Young Living by Emilee, Radius, Viva Editions and See's


Emilee from Pea of Sweetness & Deals of Sweetness and Krista from Gloriously Green Gal & Savory Savings received products from this sponsor to facilitate their reviews, no other compensation was received. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


New Year’s Resolution

This is the time that people begin thinking of New Years’ resolutions. People think of many kinds of resolutions. The most common resolution, besides making more money, is to seek better health. People choose better health in many forms. Some decide to give up soda or sweets. Some decide to take Continue reading

up running. Other choose to lose weight. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to dress well and take other measures to ensure success. Regardless of how a person changes their diet it’s important that a person exercises as well.

Begin by making a realistic goal. For a person who wants to lose weight, it’s important that they start out slow. Too many people want to lose a lot of weight in a short time, but that can oftentimes end up in chaos. The results are lived short-term. The person loses momentum when trying too much too soon. Figure out how many calories are lost naturally, consider how much exercise can be done in a day and how many calories to lose in a day. For instance, a person who has a deficit of 500 calories per day can expect to lose roughly a pound of fat per week. There are other factors involved in losing weight; however, it all basically comes down to burning more calories than a person takes in.

It’s important to list out daily steps to achieve the goal. In the instance of losing weight, lay out which exercises will be followed. Allow for variation so that boredom doesn’t cause an obstacle to losing weight. Pick a day for running, walking, lifting weights and other forms of exercise. Change it up so that the body is ever-changing. Keep a chart or mark on the calendar days that were worked out and which days weren’t. Sometimes, people fall into lulls during a particular point in the week. Consider why this occurs. It could be that a person stays up too late Sunday night to feel their best for early Monday morning exercise.

Dressing well should be part of a weight loss goal. Choose pants that are warm enough for the colder months, but choose pants that are flexible enough to allow for consistent movement. Choose shoes that are suited to walking, running and other forms of exercise. For instance, there are a variety of shoes to choose from stores like Sneaker King. Get ready, get dressed, and get moving!

Arlo Giveaway

Arlo Giveaway Sponsored by Early Ink Press

Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness


Arlo Giveaway


Reading is more fun with a friend! Kids will love to read about the adventures of Arlo the Elephant as he goes on adventures like going to the dentist, taking a trip, and visiting the farmer’s market! Continue reading

Kids may be nervous about doing new things for the first time and reading about experiences in a fun way with a buddy to hold is a great way to encourage them! See what Emilee from Pea of Sweetness and her kids thought in their Arlo review.


Would you like to win the Arlo the Elephant book series and plush? This giveaway runs through 2/3 at 11:00pm Eastern Time and is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please email (consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email.) Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.




Disclosure: Emilee at Pea of Sweetness received complimentary products in exchange for an honest review. No additional compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.



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