Winners

Smelly Washer Winner

12:09 PM

  
     The Smelly Washer Cleaner giveaway came to an end last night and I have a lucky winner to announce! Before I announce the winner, I'd like to thank Smelly Washer for sponsoring this giveaway on my blog! I'd also like to thank every one of you who entered this giveaway!

     The lucky winner was chosen by random.org. The winner is:


     #72 Domestic Diva


     Congratulations, Domestic Diva!

     Please check out my giveaways on my left sidebar for your chance to win on my blog! Thank you!

Aloha Friday

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It's Aloha Friday at An Island Life! If you want to learn more about Aloha Friday visit her blog!
Just ask a simple question and leave a simple answer!

My Question-  What did you want to be when you grew up when you were younger?

My answer- I wanted to be a veterinarian or a nurse!



Have a great Friday everyone!






Canadian Giveaways

Pearl Paradise Necklace Review + Giveaway

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     Mother's Day is coming up really fast! If you have some last minute shopping to do for Mother's Day look no further! Pearl Paradise is the place to go for Mother's Day! Pearl Paradise will really put a smile on a mother's face with the beautiful variety of pearl jewelry they have to offer!

     When I think of Mother's Day gifts, I always think of jewelry because my mom is a jewelry fanatic! She loves all and any kind of jewelry, but when it comes to pearls..... she extremely LOVES pearls! I was happy to come across Pearl Paradise because with the low prices they have I can now afford pearl earrings for my mom because they have an under $50 section! Pearl Paradise prices are also up to 80% off retail!




ABOUT PEARL PARADISE
(from the Pearl Paradise website)


 Founded in 1996 and brought online in 2000, Pearl Paradise has grown into the world's largest online pearl company, with 2006 sales topping $20 million. With a custom-built, 1,400-cubic-foot vault filled with pearls, we offer a selection of pearls unlike any other pearl seller, online or off. Our commitment to offering prices 80 percent below retail has accelerated our growth.



With more than 100,000 satisfied customers to date, we have benefited greatly by word-of-mouth advertising. Our commitment to quality, customer service, and unbeatable pricing and selection has helped us become the Internet’s premier source of pearl jewelry.




     Pearl Paradise is wonderful because they have all different kinds of pearl jewelry to choose from. They have earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, pendants, bridal jewelry, and many more jewelry items to choose from! This is a wonderful store where you can find all of your pearl needs and wants in one place!




   
     Pearl Paradise has a huge varitey of different pearls! Some of the different kinds of pearls they have are: Freshwater Pearls, Akoya Pearls, Tahitian Pearls, Kamoka Pearls, and they have many more different kind of pearls to choose from!






     Pearl Paradise has a wonderful website to search for the perfect set of pearls that you are looking for! You can search their site for jewelry style, pearl type, pearl color, and by price! I love sites that are set up like this to make your shopping a breeze!





     7.0-8.0 mm White Freshwater Pearl Necklace - This white freshwater pearl necklace is composed of 7.0-8.0 mm freshwater pearls - the most popular size. The strand is composed of the highest quality freshwater pearls you are likely to find. They feature nearly perfect shape and matching and exhibit a sharp reflective luster.

     These round (AAA) or near-round (AA+) white freshwater pearls are individually knotted on twin silk and finished with a 14-karat, white- or yellow- gold clasp.

 
 



MY REVIEW



     Pearl Paradise was kind to send me a beautiful pearl necklace that is pictured above! This necklace is absolutely beautiful and it's breath taking to look at!  I was very pleased when I opened the black box up that it came in! It's great that it comes in a beautiful black box ready for gift giving!

      I received many compliments on the necklace and I was super excited to own my first pearl necklace ever! I chose the white gold clasp which clasps strong! The necklace will not fall off which I love about the clasp!
 
     The Pearl Paradise necklace also came with a Pearl Care Kit and a Certified Apprasisal Certificate appraising this necklace for $945.00. Pearl Paradise also sent a Caring For Your Pearls card. The card gives helpful tips on how to care for your pearls so they can stay in tip top shape and last forever! I was really impressed with this card because it shows that Pearl Paradise cares about the products they are selling and they care about their products lasting forever for their customers!

     The service at Pearl Paradise is amazing and the shipping is super fast too making Pearl Paradise pleasant to work with! You'll be amazed at their great service!



  
  I recommend Pearl Paradise to you!






GIVEAWAY


Thanks to Pearl Paradise, one luck winner will win a 7.0-8.0 mm White Freshwater Pearl Necklace just like the one I reviewed!

 
 
 
 
MANDATORY ENTRY

 
 
1. Visit Pearl Paradise and tell me your favorite item that Pearl Pardise sells besides the necklace I reviewed.  (1 entry)
 
 
 
 
 
**You must do the first entry first to qualify for bonus entries. Please leave a comment for each entry! If it says 3 entries then leave 3 entries! You must be 18 years old! No PO Box addresses will be accepted! Please make sure you leave an e-mail address or have it in your profile! If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask!**
 
 
 
 
 
BONUS ENTRIES
 
 
 
1. Follow Pearl Paradise on Twitter. (2 entries)
2. Facebook Fan/Like Pearl Paradise on Facebook (2 entries)
3. Follow my blog publicly (1 entry)
4. Subscribe by reader to my blog located on right sidebar (1 entry)
5. Facebook Fan/Like my blog on Facebook (1 entry)
6. Add my button to your blog or add my blog to your blogroll (1 entry for each)
7. Enter my other current giveaways (1 entry for each)
8. Blog about this giveaway. Leave me your link. (3 entries)
9. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway (You may tweet once daily)

You may copy and paste this if you'd like!

Please RT @natdey Win a Pearl Paradise necklace valued at $120! http://bit.ly/atYMvZ Ends 5/21 #giveaway Open to US/Canada
 
 
 
 
Giveaway will end on 5/21/10 at 10 PM MST

 
 
Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be e-mailed. Winners have 48 hrs. to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen! I will also announce the winner on my blog!
 
 
 
Open to Worldwide
 
 
 
I received a product from Pearl Paradise in order to do a honest review. All opinions are solely my own. Other may have different opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this post. Many thanks to Pearl Paradise for letting me review and giveaway their wonderful products.





Winners

Silk Pure Almond Winner

11:50 AM

    The Silk Pure Almond giveaway came to a close last night and I have a lucky winner today! Thank you to the many of you who entered this giveaway! Thanks so much to the sponsor as well!

    Random.org picked the lucky winner and the winner is:

   #41 redfuzzycow


   Congrats, redfuzzycow! Thanks for entering everyone!

   Please check out my other giveaways located on my left sidebar for your chance to win! Thanks!

Canadian Giveaways

KAMsnaps Review + Giveaway

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     KAMsnaps is an awesome online store that sells KAM snap presses, pliers, dies, and snaps at affordable prices! These supplies come in very handy for diaper-making, wallet-making, and many other crafty projects!

     KAMsnaps contacted me to do a review! I'm a crafty person! I wouldn't say I'm the best at it, but I do LOVE learning new things! I was very interested on how the pliers and snaps worked!






Things I Love About KAMsnaps

- Great friendly service
- Extremely fast shipping
- Based out of California
- Offers specials on bulk purchases
- Tutorials on their website
-Sell shaped snaps
- Free priority shipping on US orders over $28
- Gift certificates are available
-Exclusive sellers of engraved Ooga Booga snaps.
- Kamsnaps is the only store that carries snaps that exactly match bumGenius Diapers to convert velcroe on bumGenius Diapers to snaps.








MY REVIEW


     KAMsnaps was very generous in sending me a kit that is shown above so I could practice learning how to use snaps! The kit included pliers and snaps!

     I will admit at first when I looked at everything I was a little overwhelmed with the pieces! To help out with that overwhelming feeling, I went right to KAMsnaps website to watch the tutorial on how to use the pliers and snaps! Watching the video really showed me how to do the snaps and the overwhelming feeling disappeared! The tutorials are very thorough and the tutorials help with a step by step guide. They were very helpful even to me. I'm one who has a hard time following instructions!

     I found 2 different bibs that had velroe on it and I wanted to try out the snaps on them instead of the velcroe! I thought it would be easier to use with snaps and it would possibly stay on better with the snaps!  Both of the bibs were out of different material so I was really interested to see if the snaps would work on both of them. The different materials were cotton material and EVA material. The snaps worked perfectly on both bibs! I thought the snaps added a cute look to the bibs as well!











     The pliers and snaps were easy to use and it worked out with a breeze! The first time I put the snaps on it worked out perfectly! There was another time when I used them and the snaps didn't turn out properly. You really need to center the snaps perfectly on the pliers to have the snaps turn out right! The more practice you get the better you will become at using the snaps. I know that it will take more practice to have the snaps work perfectly each time for me! I was very impressed how the snaps worked and how easy it was to do!  I really loved the fact that it took no muscle power at all to use the pliers as well!



I recommend KAMsnaps to you!




BUY IT


Visit KAMsnaps today to purchase gift certificates, pliers and snaps! This would be a great Mother's Day idea for a crafty mom!






GIVEAWAY


Thanks to KAMsnaps, one lucky winner will win a $30 gift certicate to use in their store!






MANDATORY ENTRY




1. Visit KAMsnaps and tell me what your favorite engraved or painted snap is that KAMsnaps sells! (1 entry)





**You must do the first entries first to qualify for bonus entries. Please leave a comment for each entry! If it says 3 entries then leave 3 entries! You must be 18 years old! No PO Box addresses will be accepted! Please make sure you leave an e-mail address or have it in your profile! If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask!**






BONUS ENTRIES



1. Become a public follower of KAMsnaps blog (2 entries)
2. Grab KAMsnaps button located on right sidebar of their blog (3 entries)
3. Become a Facebook Fan of KAMsnaps (2 entries)
4. Follow KAMsnaps on Twitter (2 entries)
5. Follow my blog publicly (1 entry)
6. Subscribe by reader to my blog located on right sidebar (1 entry)
7. Become my Facebook Fan/Like Me (1 entry)
8. Add my blog to your blogroll or add my button to your site (1 entry)
9. Blog about this giveaway. Leave link. (3 entries)
10. Enter my other current giveaways (1 entry for each)
11. Enter the KAMsnaps Blog giveaway to win a KAMsnap $25 Gift Certificate and to win over $500 in designer bags and jewelry (5 entries)
12. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet. Leave link (You may tweet once a day)

You may copy and paste this if you'd like!

@natdey Win a @KAMsnaps $30 gift certificate to buy pliers and snaps! http://bit.ly/c4kLFJ Ends 5/19 Open to US/Canada Ends 5/19 #giveaway






Giveaway will end on 5/19/10 at 10 PM MST



Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be e-mailed. The winner has 48 hrs. to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner on my blog.



Open to US and Canada


I received products from KAMsnaps in order to do a honest review. All opinions are solely my own. Others may have different opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this post! Many thanks to KAMsnaps for letting me review and giveaway their products!





Canadian Giveaways

Purrfectplay Organic Pet Toys Review + Giveaway

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     I have an amazing organic pet toy company to introduce to you today! I'm so impressed with this company and I think you will be too! Purrfectplay is a company that makes dye-free organic dog and cat toys!

     Have you ever thought about the dyes in your regular animal toys?  Have you ever thought about how often your pets play with their toys and how often the toys are in their mouth? I will admit it has never even crossed my mind until I found out about Purrfectplay! Purrfectplay has really changed my mind about regular toys and I am now a HUGE fan of Purrfectplay!




ABOUT PURRFECT PLAY


"Purrfectplay produces dye-free organic dog and cat toys that pets adore and human friends can give with confidence. Dedicated to sustainable fair trade principles, we use only organic, dye-free, and reclaimed materials. Our workshop is just outside Chicago in Chesterton, Indiana. Five percent of each sale is gladly given to no-kill and rescue organizations. We are proud members of Green America. We offset our carbon use by contributing to The Shirley Heinze Land Trust, a non-profit organization that preserves and protects the unique ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes region."







     Yummy Organic Cotton Tug Toy: Made of 100% dye-free certified organic cotton! We hand braid our color grown certified cotton fleece with organic cotton from another great US company, Mortex Apparel. Mortex makes super soft certified organic t-shirts and, as is always true in clothing production, fabric scraps are left over. Through a cooperative arrangement these pieces are sent to us and we add this lovely fabric to our tug toys. What could have been waste is now a great toy! Fun, super pet friendly, and Earth friendly- that's truly Yummy!








     Wool Balls- Our organic wool comes from small family farms all over the U.S., but mainly from the Midwest where we live. It has taken us many months of experimentation to develop a wool ball which will be fun and durable. Our wool balls are hand formed from sustainably produced dye-free wool which has only been processed with gentle non-toxic soaps. Wool balls smell of sheep and meadow air, reminding your pets of the great outdoors.

Many dogs find these balls become their favorite toy. Organic wool balls can be quite nice for dogs who have lost teeth or have some other reason to avoid hard surfaced balls. Some low sight dogs like wool balls because of their special outdoorsy smell. Our wool balls do not have squeakers.








     The Happy Carrot:  Introducing our first new catnip toy in 2 years. We think your cats will love it-- all the tester kitties have! Lined with organic cotton canvas and covered with thick organic Colorgrown fleece, our 6 inch carrot contains over 1/2 cup of the finest organic catnip. Crafted right here in Indiana, it is crowned with floppy fun hemp cord "leaves". Durable and yummy, the Happy Carrot will bring many hours of happy play to your kitties.









     Small Mouse:  Weighing in at 1/2 ounce our smallest organic catnip mouse is perfect for carrying around and tossing high into the air. It takes the place of the "fur mice" we moms and dads are so tempted to give our cats because they enjoy this tossing and chasing game. 2 3/4 inches in length, crafted with double layered organic cotton, it has a cotton tail. Dye-free, of course, it is fragrant with the sweet aroma of our incredible organic catnip.






     Leash Pouches-  Available in a dizzying array of colors these felted sweater leash pouches makes a light, washable, and attractive way to carry doggie bags, treats, keys, in short anything you might need for a carefree walk with your dog. These would make a great Mother's Day gift!







     Pam from Purrfectplay was extra nice to send my pet family a nice gift box of toys! The products sent to us to review were an Organic Tug Toy, Wool Ball,  The Happy Carrot, a Small Mouse and a new reclaimed denim leash pouch!

     I can tell you when we opened up the box of toys our pets were surrounded by us. It was as if Christmas hit our house in spring! We gave each of the animals a toy and they were all playing with them!

     Rocky really loved The Happy Carrot! This Happy Carrot made Rocky extremely happy! He played with this toy non-stop. I'd keep checking on Rocky for a hour and he'd still be playing with this carrot. It was so fun to watch how much he loved the carrot. He also enjoyed the small mouse! These kind of toys with catnip in them are Rocky's all time favorite toys! Kitty is our lazy cat so she enjoyed them, but she isn't a cat that likes to play with toys by herself. She did LOVE smelling the catnip and she loved licking the toys!

     Lucky loved the Tug Toy! Lucky enjoyed shaking it around in his mouth back and forth. He also enjoyed tugging on it with me tugging on the other end. He really does love this toy and now it's his favorite toy! He loves it so much that everyday he goes and grabs the tug toy to play with! It's durable and I can tell it will last a long time!

    Lucky also loved chewing on the Wool Ball. I would throw it and he would go chasing for it. This ball is soft and is kind of like a tennis ball. It's shaped like one, but the difference is your dog can bite into this ball because it's softer than a tennis ball. It's wonderful to know that dogs can chew on this ball and it won't fall apart like what can happen to usual balls I have seen Lucky play with!

     I loved the denim leash pouch! It's made out of great quality material! I loved that I could put my keys, id, and bags in them. It's more convenient then carrying a purse around with you when you are walking your dog! It's such a creative idea and something we can all use when we walk our dogs!








      We decided to take some videos of our animals playing with the toys so you can get a better picture of how much the animals loved their toys! This is the first time we have taken video with our camera so this was a first time video thing. Just so you know it's not perfect!


Check out the videos here!











I definitely recommend Purrfectplay to you!




BUY IT! Visit Purrfectplay to purchase their wonderful organic pet products!






GIVEAWAY


Thanks to Pam at Purrfectplay, one of my lucky readers will have a choice to win The Happy Carrot (for your cat) or the Medium Cotton Tug (for your dog).




MANDATORY ENTRY


1. Visit Purrfectplay on their blog and leave a comment there. Come back here and tell me which post you left a comment on. (1 entry)




**You must do the first entry first to qualify for bonus entries. Please leave a comment for each entry! If it says 3 entries then leave 3 entries! You must be 18 years old! No PO Box addresses will be accepted! Please make sure you leave an e-mail address or have it in your profile! If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask!**






BONUS ENTRIES


1. Become a Facebook Fan of Purrfectplay (2 entries)
2. Follow Purrfectplay on Twitter (2 entries)
3. Follow my blog publicly (1 entry)
4. Subscribe by reader to my blog located on right sidebar (1 entry)
5. Add my button to your blog (1 entry)
6. Add my blog to your blogroll (1 entry)
7. Blog about this giveaway. Leave link, please. (3 entries)
8. Enter my other current giveaways (1 entry for each)
9. Become a Facebook Fan. Leave first name and first last intial, please. (1 entry)
10. Watch the videos and tell me what you thought of them ( 1 entry)
11. Follow me on Twitter and tweet (You may tweet once daily)

You can copy and paste this if you'd like!

@natdey Win an organic pet toy for your furry cat or dog from @Purrfectplay Open to US/Canada http://bit.ly/dtcnCh Ends 5/18 #giveaway




Giveaway will end on 5/18/10 at 10 PM MST



Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be e-mailed. The winner has 48 hrs. to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner on my blog.



Open to US and Canada


I received products from Purrfectplay in order to do a honest review. All opinions are solely my own. Others may have different opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this post. Information in this review was provided by Purrfectplay website. Many thanks to Purrfectplay for letting me review and giveaway their products!


















Giveaways

Simple Green Dog Pet Stain & Odor Remover Review + Giveaway

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     Everytime I think of Simple Green, I think of pet cleaners! I have been a fan of Simple Green pet products for years now! The products are amazing and smell wonderful! Animal messes can be gross, messy, and smelly. I turn to Simple Green to help me out because they are simple cleaners, green for the environment, and they get the job done!










ABOUT SIMPLE GREEN DOG PET AND STAIN REMOVER
(From the Simple Green website)



If your “pet peeve” is pet stains and odors, then you need Simple Green Pet Stain and Odor Remover

Introducing NEW Simple Green Pet Stain and Odor Remover for Dog messes… with Fresh Bond® Odor Eliminating Technology. Non-toxic and biodegradable, Simple Green Pet Stain and Odor Remover is People, Pet and Surface safe! Its supreme formulation outperforms other leading brands and Fresh Bond Technology eliminates odors permanently - no resoiling or remarking. It’s perfect for use on those places where stinky pet odors build up and on the “accidents” they have. It can be used as a spot treatment (spray directly on soiled/stained spot) and then used in extraction machines (pour directly into reservoir) for cleaning larger carpeted areas. Simple Green Pet Stain and Odor Remover has a wonderful scent that will leave your home smelling clean and fresh, and best of all… it will help you love your dog again, while your home maintains its fresh, clean appearance!


Where to Use This Cleaner:

Carpets, rugs, upholstery, pet bedding, litter boxes, crates/carriers, tile, finished wood, laminates, concrete, clothing, curtains/drapes, auto carpet and upholstery, sleeping bags, anywhere pet soils and stains occur!







THINGS I LOVE ABOUT SIMPLE GREEN DOG PET STAIN AND ODOR REMOVER


- Advanced Fresh Bond Technology eliminates pet odors and prevents re-visiting.
- Works on urine, feces, scent-markings, dirt, blood, vomit- new stains or old ones.
- Formulation outperformed leading brands in blind testing.
- Non-toxic and biodegradable- people, pet and surface safe.
- Never tested on animals.
-Available in a gallon size.








MY REVIEW



     Simple Green was kind enough to send me 2 bottles of Simple Green Pet Stain and Odor Remover product to try out on my dog messes!

     In all honesty, I have never used dog cleaner before. I have been fortunate to have a cooperative dog when inside! I have only used cat cleaner so I was extremely excited to try out the Simple Green Dog Cleaner!

     My dog loves to lay on the top of our couch to look outside. He does this daily and quite often! I have never even thought of how dirty it would be from him laying there all the time. I took the dog cleaner and sprayed an area that was less noticable to make sure it was safe to use on my couches!! It was safe because there was no color change when using this cleaner! I sprayed this product on my couches and to my surprise a  bunch of dirt came off onto the rag I was using! It was embarrassing to see how much dirt was on there! I have now learned that I need to work on my dog dirt messes.

     The next day, I used the dog cleaner in our vehicle! We take Lucky with us many times in our vehicle. Many times, we take him to the dog park and by the time he's done there he drools like a dripping faucet in our vehicle. I was so happy to use this product on the car seats! It made the seats look much cleaner and it took the dirt away. The best thing I loved about this cleaner is that it smelled wonderful. It left the car having a great smell like I had put a car air freshner in there. I got into the vehicle the next day and I could still smell Simple Green Dog Pet Stain and Odor Remover doing it's job! I'm now excited to make a constant habit of using Simple Green Dog Pet Stain and Odor Remover in the car to clean the odor and dirt in there and also just so I can smell the wonderful scent! Anything that will take away dog odor is amazing in my book!

     This cleaner does really work and it does miracles! The smell is wonderful! It really takes away the yucky scents that you can have in your house or car because of your dog!


I definitely recommend Simple Green to you!




BUY IT!


     Visit Simple Green to learn how to purchase this cleaner! You can also purchase Simple Green pet products from your local PetSmart or Petco stores!






GIVEAWAY



Thanks to Simple Green, one lucky reader will win a full size bottle of DOG or CAT Pet Stain and Odor Remover Cleaner! Winner will get to choose which one they'd like to receive!






MANDATORY ENTRY



1. Visit Simple Green and tell me one thing you learned on their site that's not mentioned above (1 entry)





**You must do the first entries first to qualify for bonus entries. Please leave a comment for each entry! If it says 3 entries then leave 3 entries! You must be 18 years old! No PO Box addresses will be accepted! Please make sure you leave an e-mail address or have it in your profile! If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask!**






BONUS ENTRIES



1. Become a Facebook Fan of Simple Green (2 entries)
2. Follow Simple Green on Twitter (2 entries)
3. Follow my blog publicly (1 entry)
4. Subscribe to my blog with reader located on right sidebar (1 entry)
5. Become my Facebook Fan (1 entry)
6. Add my button to your blog (1 entry)
7. Add my blog to your blogroll (1 entry)
8. Blog about this giveaway. Leave link. (3 entries)
9. Enter my other current giveaways (1 entry for each)
10. Follow me on Twitter and tweet. (You may tweet once daily)

You can copy and paste this if you'd like!

@natdey Win Simple Green Cat or Dog Stain & Odor Remover Cleaner! http://bit.ly/bC4Y0k Ends 5/16 #giveaway Open to US Only!





Giveaway will end on 5/16/10 at 10 PM MST



Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be e-mailed. The winner has 48 hrs. to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner on my blog.



Open to US Only


I received products from Simple Green in order to do a honest review. All opinions are solely my own. Others may have different opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this post. Many thanks to Simple Green for letting me review and giveaway their wonderful product!








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