Sunday, January 31, 2010

Country Bob's Sauce Review + Giveaway




Giveaway is closed!

The winners are:


#34 Shelly


#55 ejrichter60 at gmail dot com








I was happy to contact Country Bob's so I could review their products! I am one who absolutely loves sauces and I am definitely a dipper. I love to dip my meats or whatever into dipping sauces. I do not like plain meat cooked. I have to have it spiced up with sauces in order to eat it! That is how I have always been!


About Country Bob's from their website:


"In 1968 Country Bob perfected the sauce of his dreams. After years of giving the sauce to friends and family he began to sell it in 1977. The reaction was overwhelming just as it is today. Almost everyone who tries Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce becomes a lifelong user. And why not, it is the perfect complement to practically any meal set on your table."


"It was actually October of 1982 when Country Bob, Inc. became the company, which remains today. Bob Edson,Terry Edson, Al Malekovic and Reed Malekovic formed a corporation with equal ownership. Since that time Country Bob's distribution has magnified regionally in all directions from our corporate office located in Centralia, Illinois. Even with the tremendous growth we have not forgotten where we came from, continuing in our relentless pursuit of product excellence."



Country Bob's also sells Seasoning Salts! Yum! You will love this product to use in the kitchen at every meal! You can use this seasoning salt in: Casseroles • Stews • Soups • Gravies •Marinades • Salads. You can also sprinkle it on these foods: Meats • Poultry • Seafood • Vegetables • Eggs • Tomatoes.






Country Bob's also sells a Cookbook and Gift pack. The gift pack includes:

-1 Bottle of Original All Purpose Sauce

-1 Bottle of Spicy All Purpose Sauce

-1 Bottle of Barbecue Sauce

-1 Container of Seasoning Salt
 
-1 nice hardcover Cookbook
 
 
The man in your life would definitely love this as a gift!







Here is how Country Bob's describes their yummy All Purpose Sauce:

"Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce is in a class by itself. It is more than a steak sauce, because of its unique flavor and the variety of uses. You can grill, cook, and marinate with it, or put it in your soups, stews, baked beans, and your other favorite dishes. Experience the Taste of our Gluten Free All Purpose Sauce!"



You can add this sauce on Steak, Chicken, Barbeque, Fries, Hamburger, Fish and so much more!
 
 
 


We made a pork roast and I was excited to try the Country Bob's All Purpose sauce on it. Paul just cooked the meat with vegetables in a crockpot and then we poured the sauce over our meat!  It was absolutely delicious! This sauce really added to the meat. I enjoyed every bite of it and I even wanted more! I enjoyed this sauce more than regular steak sauces. It has a spice to it that just made it a better taste to me! I really love Country Bob's service! They are extremely fast in shipping their products also!


I look forward to cooking again with Country Bob's sauce and I'm going to use one of the many recipes they have on their site. Here is one that sounds very delicious:



Country Bob's BBQ Pork


Ingredients

3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onions
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 lbs pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 cup flour
2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
2 (7oz) cans Ortega diced green chilies
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce (or may substitute Spicy Hot)
1/2 tsp salt
 
 
Heat vegetable oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add pork and flour, stirring frequently for 3 to 5 minutes or until pork is no longer pink. Combine all ingredients and simmer on low for 1/2 hour.
 
 
 
 
If you'd like to buy Country Bob's products then visit their site HERE





GIVEAWAY



Thanks to Country Bob's, I get to give 2 readers a bottle of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce!




MANDATORY ENTRY


1. Visit Country Bob's and tell me what recipe looks delicious to you (1 entry) 



*You must do the first entry first to qualify for bonus entries. Please leave a comment for each entry! If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask! * Please leave a comment for each entry! If it says 3 entries then leave 3 entries!




BONUS ENTRIES


1. Follow Country Bob's on Twitter (1 entry)
2. Become a Facebook Fan of Country Bob's (1 entry)
3. Follow my blog publicly (1 entry)
4. Follow me on Twitter (1 entry)
5. Facebook Fan Me (1 entry)
6. Add me to your blogroll (1 entry)
7. Add my button to your blog (2 entries)
8. Blog about this giveaway! Leave link! (3 entries)
9. Tweet this giveaway (1x/day)
10. Enter my other giveaways (1 entry for each you enter)




Giveaway will end on 2/16/10 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 US only!



I received a product out in order to do an honest review! I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this review. All opinions are solely my own. Others may have different oppinions. Information came from the Country Bob's website. Thank you Country Bob's for allowing me to do this review and giveaway!





Saturday, January 30, 2010

Reminder! 8 Giveaways! Come join the fun!!





Thank you to my followers and new followers! I wanted to remind you that I have 8 fun giveaways going on that will be ending this coming week! I would love for you to come and join in this fun Valentine's Day Gift Idea Event!


Giveaways include:

Flirty Apron from Swanky Aprons

Daisy Doodle Beads Interchangeable Watch 

Enstrom's Almond Toffee

Rosa's Fudge

The Cream Perfume Company

Fairytale Brownies

Piggy Paint (non-toxic fingernail polish)

Scrubz Body Scrub


You will find the giveaways on my left sidebar!
Also, check on my sidebar for a Vat19 Review! It's an awesome product and would make a great gift!! It is the Magnogrip Magnetic Wristband!



Thank you to the sponsors for these giveaways! I appreciate it!


I also have some fun giveaways coming soon! Be sure to keep an eye out for a Nimli Scarf, Charm Factory Bracelet, Hasbro Games, Mabel's Labels Address Labels, and Country Bob Sauce giveaways!



Enjoy your weekend everyone!!





Thursday, January 28, 2010

Friday Follow! #3









It is the third week of Friday Follow! This event is hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades! This is a good way to get more followers and to find new interesting blogs to read!

All you do is link up your site and then go comment on people's blogs and follow them! When someone follows your blog make sure you follow them back!

Thanks to the 3 ladies for doing this event! It's a great idea!

Join in on the fun! Visit here






Aloha Friday! #3








It is Aloha Friday again! This is where you relax on Friday from posting and just ask a question and add a simple answer!

Please visit An Island Life for more information!


My question.....


If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only choose to eat one kind of food there, what would it be?


My answer......

I would choose potatoes because I love them and you can make them so many different ways! Hopefully, the island would have a stove and oven! :)






Haiti Silent Auction at This Mama Rocks!



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Please go check out This Mama Rocks! She is doing a Silent Auction for Haiti! She has 49 auctions and the companies will send the products for free to who wins the auction!





How to Auction Works from This Mama Rocks Site:




There are a total of 49 auctions listed below. I have a detail of the product, where the company will ship for free and the increments you need to place your bids. If someone bids $20 and the increment is $5, you need to at least bid $25 or more. In a comment below the auction you will need to write your bid, first name and email, so you can be contacted if you are the winner. You may always bid more than the stated increment, but please don't bid less. The auction will end MIDNIGHT on Saturday January 30, 2010. Once the auction is closed, the highest bidder will have 48 hours to make their donation for the amount they bid to the American Red Cross. If the donation is not made, then the next highest bidder will be the winner. Once your donation is received, your product that you won, will be shipped to you! Please remember that this Silent Auction is for a good cause so please be generous with your donations. 100% of the money raised is going to the American Red Cross. Your donation will also be a tax write off! Making your donations will make a difference in someone’s life. We all need to think about the families that have lost so much and have no home, no food, and no clothing. It is so terrible to think about what they are going through.


The auction ends MIDNIGHT on Saturday January 30, 2010



While you are at her blog check out her awesome giveaways she has going on right now!







The Dress-up Drawer Follower Event Going On NOW!!!


Dress up Drawer


You must go check out this fun follower event going on at The Dress-Up Drawer blog! Many of the giveaways or all that I have seen have been from fun Etsy Shops! Many, many giveaways going on and they are easy entries! The ways to enter are: main entry, event button, blog about giveaway, and follow blog! Those are the ways to enter the giveaways!


While you are there check out the fun capes she makes!

Good luck everyone!!





Neosporin Daily Hydration Therapy Review









I have never had such bad lips before until this winter. I have no idea what has happened to them, but they are always so chapped. I guess alot of it is because I bite my lips when I'm nervous or stressed. It's a bad habit I have. I have also had several times where they are so cracked that they bleed pretty badly. This week my lips hurt so bad where I couldn't smile and I could barely talk without it hurting. They were also bleeding. I kept trying to use regular chapstick thinking that'd cure my problem, but my problem needed some more help. Paul was nice enough to go to the store for me and he brought me home some Neosporin Daily Hydration Therapy. I had no idea this was a new product of Neosporin!


Here's some info about the Neosporin Daily Hydration Therapy!


NEOSPORIN® LIP HEALTH™ daily hydration therapy is clinically proven to restore visibly healthier lips in 3 days.




Product Essentials


A patented combination of antioxidants and essential lipids


SPF 20 to protect against sunburn


Peptide and emollients to help strengthen lips


Glycerin to attract and retain lip moisture


Lightweight formula absorbs quickly


No parabens or other preservatives


No artificial flavors



The results


I quickly put the Neosporin on my lips and within a few minutes my lips were free from pain literally! I was so amazed since they had hurt so bad! The Neosporin was creamy and not oily to the lips. It went on smoothly and you only need a very small amount for it to cover over your lips! It did not have a taste to it at all and I was very impressed with that! I don't like when it has a medicine taste to it so I'm glad that it didn't! Within, the next day my cracked bleeding lip sores turned into scabs. I could not believe that it was already healing so fast by the next day! I am so thankful to have pain free lips now that have healed! I will keep on using this to prevent my lips from this problem I have.


I highly recommend this product to you!!


Neosporin also has a new overnight renewal therapy that is clinically proven  to restore visibly healthier lips in 3 nights. I have not tried this product out yet!


To learn more about these products visit HERE


You want to try it yourself? I just found where you can fill out some information for a coupon ! Visit HERE




* I did not receive a product for this review. I simply tried this product out myself and enjoyed it so I want my readers to know about it. These are my own opinions and others may have different oppinions!*




 
 

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Valentine's Day Event: Magnogrip Magnetic Tool Wristband Review









I was very happy to run into this online store called Vat19! They sell such clever things that are unique and unsual ! They have such a creative imagination to sell all the fun things that they do!



The Vat19 "Killer Philosophy" from Vat19 Website!

"Our killer philosophy is to present killer products with killer photography, killer video, and killer descriptions. Maybe that's overkill.
In all seriousness, we believe shopping should be entertaining and fun. Products should be presented beautifully, be it in still pictures, video, or, in our case, bad writing. We learned a long time ago that if all else fails, employ self-deprecation before others can deprecate you."



I loved looking through the many, many items at Vat19. I spent so much time there reading about many of the products! You will be very entertained searching for a wonderful gift at Vat19. They have something you can find for everyone! They have a wide price range as well so you will definitely find something that meets your budget! You will definitely find something for your loved one that they won't already have!



Here are a few of my favorite items from Vat19:





Mini Tape Gun-  This tape gun holds regular sized scotch tape. It comes in blue, cyan, green, and purple!






Fire Bell Alarm-  This is a very LOUD alarm clock that is great for the person in your life that has a hard time waking up!







Fogless Shower Mirror- This fogless mirror is great for the man in your life to see their face while they shave to get a close and comfortable shave. The steam and humidity make it the most ideal place for a man to shave! It also has a clock on it!


 



Hot Heads Silicone Pot Holders-  These pot holders are great and can withstand extreme temperature! They will also entertain your guests! You can also use them to open jars!



Tuffo Outdoor Waterproof Picnic Blanket- This blanket is a stylish picnic blanket that features a rugged nylon backing so you won't get wet on a damp lawn. It also includes a carrying bag that has storage pockets on it!











Vat 19 was kind enough to send me a Magnogrip Magnetic Tool Wristband to review! The Wristband is where you can have this on your wrist while you are working on projects like hanging pictures up, putting up a curtain rod, and I even found that it is useful to hold pins while quilting. You will not have to search for your nails or pins any longer. You can have them right handy when you need them! Instead of having a large, heavy tool belt, try out the Magnogrip Magnetic Tool Wristband! You will be glad that you did!
















I must say I was extremely happy with the Magnogrip! The first thing I tried out was the magnet! I must say it's the strongest magnet that I have ever come across. I hung it to our fridge to test out the magnet power and it took alot of strength to pull it off of the fridge! I was happy to see that because that showed for sure that the nails would not fall off of it! They stayed securely to the Magnogrip! The Magnogrip fits several nails of any size on it! It is very light weight and comfortable so you will hardly notice it is there! It definitely won't get in the way of your work! It also fits my wrist and Paul's wrist so you know it will fit everyone's wrist! When I am quilting, I am always searching for my pins. They never seem to be around me at the time I need them. I am excited to have the Magnogrip because I will always be able to have them right there when I need them!


The Magnogrip is great for the man in your life that loves to do construction projects at home! The Magnogrip would also be a fun gift for a person who sews in your life!


The Magnogrip Magnetic Tool Wristband sells for $15.95



Learn more about this product by watching this fun video!





Remember this Valentine's Day to head over to Vat19 and find the special person in your life a Valentine's Day gift! They will be sure to love it!



Vat19 offers same day shipping via UPS! They also have free shipping when your purchase is over $99! You will be happy to know that Vat19 also ships internationally!







I received a free product from Vat19 to write the review on the Magnogrip Magnetic Tool Wristband! I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this review! These opinions are solely my own and others may have different opinions! Thank you Vat19 for letting me do a review!








To My Canadian Readers




I know I have several wonderful Canadian readers and I wanted to let you know which Valentine's Day event giveaways were opened to you so you don't have to go search through all the giveaways!


Canadian Giveaways   (Opened to US also)







I also have a giveaway coming soon that is for address labels from Mabel's Labels and a Charm Factory Heart Bracelet!



All of these giveaways are also opened to my wonderful US readers!


Good luck to everyone entering!
Thanks for reading!








Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How To Get Your Comments Numbered!





     I just thought some of you might like to know how to get your comments numbered. It's a way to get them numbered easy.

     I tried many tutorial's and for the most part they didn't work! I finally found a tutorial that I followed and the numbers worked for me the first try! This tutorial has fewer steps which I liked! It was very difficult working with the others. Half the time I sat there not knowing what they meant to do.


     Visit this tutorial and see if it'll help you out on numbering your comments!



Visit tech tnt for a helpful way to number your comments!







Monday, January 25, 2010

Stress Reducers for the week!









It's Monday again and that means 5 more stress reducer tips! I hope everyone has a great week ahead!



1. Practice preventive maintenance. Your car, appliances, home and relationships will be less likely to break down/fall apart at the worse possible moment.

2. Be prepared to wait. A paperback can make a wait in a post office line almost pleasant.

3. Procrastination is stressful. Whatever you want to do tomorrow do today; what you want to do today, do it now.

4. Plan ahead. Don't let the gas tank get below one-quarter full; keep a well-stocked "emergency" shelf of home staples; don't wait until you're down to your last bus token or postage stamp to buy more; etc.

5. Don't put up with something that doesn't work right. If your alarm clock, wallet, shoe laces, windshield wipers-whatever- are a constant aggravation, get them fixed or get new ones.




If you happened to miss out on my first post of stress reducers visit here to see 5 more stress reducers!





Friend Makin' Monday!




It is Friend Making' Monday over at ae filkings blog! If you want to join in the fun,  head over to her blog. Post the answers to these questions and link your post there! Looks like fun! Have a great Monday everyone!




Outside my window... It is still dark out and very cold!






I am thinking.... I've been thinking alot lately about my friend that passed away in a car accident due to drowsy driving!





I am thankful... I am thankful for the roof over my head, the clothes on my back, my husband, family, friend's, and pets! I am thankful for an endless amount of things!






I am praying... I am praying for the victims of Haiti and for my family to have great blessings!






I am reading... I am currently not reading anything.






I am creating... I am quilting some quilt blocks. I make blocks for a monthly quilt group I attend.






From the kitchen... Some vegetables are cooking in the crockpot! Yummy!






Around the house... So many things need to be done and I wonder when I will get it all done!






One of my favorite things... The warmth of the fireplace at night! I love that I can walk in from being outside and can be warmed right up!






A few plans for the rest of the week... Luckily, it is a non-busy week for me so I don't have many plans until something comes up. I need to work on my quilting for sure though!








Now head over and make some new friend's! :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2 Winners!




Two of my giveaways ended! Thank you so much to Skin MD and Crazy Dog T-Shirt for sponsoring my giveaways!



I have 2 very lucky winners! The winners are:


Crazy Dog T-Shirt out of 418 entries


#254 Rebecca O

Craxy Dog Twitter follower: @bekki1820cb




bekki1820cb at gmail
 
 
 
Skin MD out of 178 entries
 
 
#118 Heather!
 
I learned that Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion actually protects your skin. It doesn't just replace the moisture your skin loses, it keeps it from losing moisture in the first place.



h4schaffer at gmail dot com
 
 
 
 
If you didn't win you can still purchase items from these stores!
 
 
 
Remember Crazy Dog T-Shirt for Valentine's Day! They have so many shirts to choose from!
 
Visit Skin MD
If you didn't win this giveaway go visit Skin MD for your chance to win a gift basket worth $100! Enter here
 
 
 
 
Many thanks to everyone who entered these giveaways! Please make sure you check out my sidebar and enter the many fun giveaways going on right now for Valentine's Day gift ideas!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fairytale Brownies Review + Giveaway!







Fairytale Brownies is exactly what their names is! A taste so enchanting, it could only be called....Fairytale! This is so true!



Fairytale Brownies was founded in 1992 by two childhood friends, Eileen and David. They have known each other since Kindergarden. They began in a friend's catering kitchen using David's Mom's 50-year old secret family brownie recipe. Those days are long gone and now they sell 2.5 million brownies annually! Wow! In 2006, Eileen and David received the Arizona Small Business Persons of the Year award. After that, in the same year, they moved their business to a new 26,000-square-foot facility to accommodate their amazing growth. Visitors can also visit this facility and watch through viewing windows.









Fairytale Brownies are made out of rich, dark Callebaut Belgian chocolate blended with pure creamery butter and farm fresh eggs. Their main products are 3" square brownies and snack size 3 " by 1.5 " Sprites in 12 Fairytale flavors, Bite-size Magic Morsels, Fairytale Truffles, and Seasonal Candy Cane Truffles.








Fairytale Brownies comes packaged in cute creative ways. They have several different boxes that the brownies come delivered in to your door. They also have something new, a Valentine Keepsake Dozen. This comes with a handcrafted wooden box filled with an assortment of their yummy brownies. This is on sale right now for $38.90. Regularly $45.95







Fairytale Brownies also has Valentine Truffles. This box includes 9 fudgy bite-sized brownies enrobed in 60% dark chocolate. Yummy! This is on sale for $19.95. Regularly $24.95.





Things I love about Fairytale Brownies:



- Brownies are made out of pure ingredients
- Certified kosher
- Free of transfat, hydrogenated oils, preservatives and artificial colors
- Brownies come in fancy boxes
- Every flavor is delicious down to it's last bite
- They support Kaboom, a national non-profit organization
- Great customer service
- Fast shipping
- Products are delivered fresh and cool
- They sell their products in bulk
- Brownies stay fresh in fridge for 30 days or 6 months in freezer





Fairytale Brownies helps raise money for KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization that empowers communities to build play spaces. Fairytale Brownies donates .25 of every special occasion band (Thank You, Congratulations, Happy Birthday and Thinking Of You) to KaBOOM! Now Fairytale Brownies gives the option to their customers during their order if they'd like to "Give of Play" by opting to donate $1 to any purchase made. It is so wonderful they are helping this non-profit organization out.












MY HONEST REVIEW


Fairytale Brownies was very kind enough to send me a Valentine Sprite Dozen! I loved opening the box and seeing this beautiful, fancy box that the brownies were inside of. This box is great for reusing and could be used for a recipe box. I loved that the brownies were individually wrapped in fancy wrappers to ensure freshness. All of their flavors sounded so amazing so I didn't know where to start with on the brownies. I, of course, started with the  Mint Chocolate Brownie. I was sure in for a treat! I have never in my life had a brownie taste so divine and magnificent in my life. The brownie was so soft and basically melted in my mouth. It had a great mint taste and was strong in taste the way I love it. I have cut every brownie I have tried and have shared it with Paul. Paul is simply impressed with these brownies and has agreed that he has never had such good brownies ever in his life. These brownies really don't ever make you want to try regular homemade brownies again! Once you have these brownies, you will never find any as good as they are! That is what I believe!
We also tried the Chocolate Chip, Caramel, and Original! They were all yummy and delicious. I'm not disappointed at all in any of them! I love them all the same! You will too!



We definitely recommend these brownies to anyone! They would be great gift giving and your loved ones would be so impressed with them! I know I'd love these brownies again for a present! Check out the Valentine Day Gifts they have to offer HERE. They also have many different products for different occassions during the entire year so keep them in mind throughout the year!





I found this fun video on the Fairytale Brownies website. It was so fun to watch that I think you'd enjoy to watch it to see how they make their brownies and information about this. It is a clip when they were featured on Food Network "UnWrapped".






















GIVEAWAY



Thanks to Fairytale Brownies, I get to give one reader a Valentine Sprite Dozen. The same thing I reviewed! You are in for a real treat! (ARV $26.95)





MANDATORY ENTRIES


1. Visit Fairytale Brownies and tell me what your favorite brownie flavor would be (1 entry)

2. Follow my blog publicly  (1 entry)




*You must do the first entry first to qualify for bonus entries. Please leave a comment for each entry! If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask! *





BONUS ENTRIES


1. Follow Fairytale Brownies on Twitter ( 1 entry)
2. Facebook Fan Fairytale Brownies (1 entry)
3. Sign up for Fairytale Brownies e-mail specials (top right side, 1 entry)
4. Follow me on Twitter ( 1 entry)
5. Facebook Fan Me (1 entry)
6. Grab my button. Leave link. (2 entries)
7. Blog this giveaway. Leave me link. ( 3 entries)
8. Add me to your Blogroll (1 entry)
9. Tweet this giveaway. Please use @natdey in tweet. (1x/day)
10. Watch the video. Tell me one thing you learned (1 entry)
11. Enter Rachel's Oh Nuts! Giveaway (2 entries)



* If you blogged early about this event and wrote on my post please add your extra entries! Thanks for blogging early!*





Giveaway will end on 2/07/10  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 US and Canada!


**I did receive a product to try this product out for this post thanks to Fairytale Brownies. All opinions are solely my own. I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this review. Others may have different opionions!**