Curious Chef Review + Giveaway

6:13 PM

Giveaway is closed!

The winner is:
#740 Nancye


Curious Chef is a great company that sells products to help your children have fun in the kitchen! Their brand is dedicated to real kitchen tools for small hands. They sell many items which include: bowls, aprons, measuring spoons, measuring cups and the list goes on!

About Curious Chef from their website:

"Curious Chef is all about stirring the creative and curious side of children. Under the guidance of adults, budding chefs proudly take their first steps towards a lifelong love of cooking. With each uniquely designed kitchen tool, discovery and fun is just around the corner.

Our products coupled with a favorite family recipe and an adult's love and encouragement can produce the most memorable moments in a young person's life. "
Curious Chef also sells many different gift sets! The set above is the 17 Pc Measure and Prep Gift Kit! This is a great set to have when your little one starts learning to help bake!

This kit includes:

-Large Poly Spoon
-Kitchen Timer
-6 Piece Measuring Spoon Set
-6 Piece Measuring Cup Set
-3 Piece Prep Bowl Set
-Shopping List Pad
-Measure and Prep Sticker Sheet

About these products from Curious Chef's website:

"Gather, scoop, count and pour. This 17 Piece Measure and Prep Gift Kit will have children becoming masters of the measure in no time! Our colorful kitchen tools offer a perfect opportunity to learn and have fun at the same time. Don’t forget to mark off your grocery items on our handy shopping lists. Stickers included as well for scrapbooking fun!"

The 17 Pc. Measure and Prep Gift Kit retails for $19.99.

My Review

I was happy to receive the Curious Chef products that were sent to me! I was highly impressed when I received the box and opened it to see the amazing products inside! The box also has somewhere on it where it says "To" and "From" so it's great for gift giving that way! I had my little niece come over for a bake off! We baked some yummy Andes Mint Cookies. Her eyes lit up when she saw the fun products from Curious Chef! Her ultimate favorite was the timer! I think all kid's think timers are fascinating! She wanted to keep checking the timer! The measuring cups and measuring spoons were great to fit in her little hands! They were fun because they have different colors on them and they are shaped differently than regular measuring spoons and cups! She had great fun putting all the ingredients into the bowl we used to mix! The Large Poly Spoon is a very strong spoon that is sturdy! I love this spoon so much and I'm sure you will as well! I have baked many other times with my niece and this time was much easier cooking with her because we had the Curious Chef products to use!

I definitely recommend Curious Chef to you! This is a great company that will help you with teaching your kid's how to cook!

Check where you can buy Curious Chef products locally HERE!

Buy It

Visit Curious Chef today and order their products!


Thanks to Curious Chef, one lucky reader will win a 17 Pc Measure and Prep Gift Kit like the one I reviewed!


1. Visit Curious Chef and tell me which product the child in your life would love to use
(1 entry)

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9. Enter my other current giveaways (1 entry for each)
10. Comment on my non-giveaway entries (1 entry up to 5)

Giveaway will end on 3/21/10  at 10 PM MST

Winner will be chosen by 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 from Curious Chef in order to do an honest review. All opinons are my own and others may have different opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this review. Many thanks to Curious Chef  for letting me do a review and giveaway of their products!

Bee Well Wishes Comfy Shirt Giveaway Reminder!

1:11 PM

I keep wondering where this month went to! It went so fast for me! I actually didn't realize that the Bee Well Wishes Comfy Shirt Giveaway was coming to an end so soon since February is a short month!

You should go enter the Bee Well Wishes Comfy Shirt giveaway before it closes tomorrow night! I promise you will love it! It will be so comfy on you or someone you love will definitely love it! You can also save it for a time where you can give it to someone when they are sick!!

Go enter this giveaway HERE

Giveaway ends 3/1/10

Thank you to all who have entered this great giveaway!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Nimli Azuri Organic Cotton Scarf Winner!

10:05 AM

The Nimli Azuri Organic Cotton Scarf giveaway has come to an end! It was a fun and great giveaway! I thank all of you for entering this giveaway!

The winner of the giveaway is:

#168 Mary (M.L.) Cottingham


Facebook Fan of Nimli as Mary L Cottingham

Congratulations Mary! You have 48 hrs. to respond to my e-mail!

Thanks to all who participated in this giveaway!

If you didn't win, remember Nimli has great shawl's and scarves for great prices! Visit their site today here!

Mabel's Labels Return Address Labels Winner!

7:22 AM

The Mabel's Labels Return Address Labels Giveaway has come to a close! Thank you to the wonderful sponsor! Thank you also to the many people who entered this wonderful giveaway!

The winner is:

#210 Darcie K.


I signed up for Mabel's Labels newsletter #1

Congrats to the winner! You have 48 hrs. to respond to my e-mail!
If you didn't win this time, please go visit Mabel's Labels and check out all of their wonderful labels!

Friday Photo Flashback! #3

12:50 AM

Words from Alicia at More Than Words

"I started "Friday Photo Flashback" because I have so many pictures from my PRE-digital camera days. I thought it would be fun to scan them and share them here with you. I'm having so much fun doing this, that I would love for you to join me, too! So dig out the photo albums and put your scanner to good use! Don't forget to sign in to MckLinky so we can all visit and comment on each others blogs!"

Make sure you go visit Alicia at More Than Words and join in the fun!

These are some of my favorite pictures! This is a stray cat we took in that became my best friend when I was a child! His name became the simple name of Kitty Kitty! Oh, how I loved him to pieces! I was devastated when he got cancer and we had to put him to sleep in December 1992. I put up pictures of him everywhere in my room and I believe that's how I coped with it! He is why I love cats to this day! He started my love for cats and I'm so thankful for him!

Aloha Friday!

11:59 PM

It's another Aloha Friday at An Island Life! Make sure you visit her blog and join in on the fun!

You basically take a break from posting on Friday and just ask a question and respond with a simple answer!


What is your favorite outside activity?


I don't know if I have a favorite outside activity! I love to be out in the sun and fresh air though! It's very refreshing! Swimming outside is fun and strolling in the park is another joy of mine!

Thanks for visiting everyone!!

Friday Follow!

10:53 PM

It's Friday Follow again! I'm participating again because it's so much fun to meet new people! If you'd like to join in the fun visit here!

Here’s how YOU can join the celebration:

-Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below – Only need to on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

-Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots

-Follow as many blogs as you’d like

-Comment on the blogs telling them you’re from Friday Follow

-Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow
Thanks to my many followers! I love meeting new people and I will follow all who stop by and follow me!
Have a great Friday!

Many Wonderful Awards!

5:49 PM

I have been blessed to receive many awards and I want to thank everyone that has thought of me to give me an awesome award! It means alot to me and has really made me feel so happy and blessed!

Here's my awards in no order!

I received this award from Personalized Sketches and Sentiments! Thank you so much for thinking of me!

Rules: Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

This award goes to:

   9. Monkey Tales

I also was given the The Bogart Award from Coupon Clippin' Mommy! Thank you so much!

"This award means you're really going places, Baby. You'll still be blogging about your great adventures 10 years from now, and I'll still be reading them."

Here are the rules for this award:

     - link back to the blogger who sent me this award

     - post where I would like to be in 10 years

     - pass it on to 10 awesome bloggers

   In 10 years I would love to finally have some kid's to add to our family! I also look forward to Paul having a job that is secure with no worries that way! I look forward to great health, many great friendships, and much happiness! I hope to still be blogging as well!

 This award goes to:



I received this lovely Lemonade Stand Award from Happily Southern Reviews! Thank you so much!

The rules are:

   - Put the logo on your blog or within your post.

   - Nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude.

   - Link the nominees within your post.

   - Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

   - Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

This award goes to:

   1. Second Time Around
   2. I'd Rather Be Changing Diapers
   3. Buttons and Bows
   4. Coo Coo Courtney
   5. Coupon Clippin' Mommy
   6. Enjoy Life Enjoy Now
   7. Growing a Baby in Seattle
   8. Joyful Journey
   9. Luv My 2 Girl's
   10. Luvn Life

I was very blessed to receive this award from Happily Southern Reviews, Second Time Around, and I'd Rather Be Changing Diapers!

Thank you so much for giving me this beautiful award!

I have been honored to receive this award before so I've passed it on to some bloggers already!

Thank you for the many awards! I appreciate them all!

Congrats on all your awards!


Mabel's Labels Return Address Labels Reminder!

5:15 PM

I just wanted to remind you all about the Mabel's Labels Return Address Label Giveaway! It will be ending tomorrow night! It is opened to US and Canada so everyone come and enter!

If you are in need of some awesome address labels for your letters then check out this giveaway!

Enter here

Ends 2/25/10 at 10 PM MST

Flirty Aprons 30% Off Coupon

5:10 PM

Flirty Aprons wants to thank blog readers like you, for your support by giving a great discount to you!

Flirty Aprons would like to offer you a 30% off coupon!

Use the code 30Coupon in the coupon section while checking out!

These aprons would make a great bridal shower gift so take advantage of this great discount they are offering today!

This coupon will end Sunday Febuary 28th 2010 at midnight.

Check out my review and giveaway right now to win a Flirty Apron as well! Enter the giveaway HERE



The Posh Puppy Boutique Review

3:08 PM

Have you heard of The Posh Puppy Boutique before? I honestly had never heard of this company until I started blogging! I was lucky enough to win a giveaway hosted on a blog so I was able to try some of their products out!

I picked some dog cookies that were for Halloween at the time and I also picked out a toy for my dog, Lucky that I was hoping he'd love!

I picked out the Sports Loofa Dog Toy 18"! I had seen these kind of toys on tv and how dogs love them so I wanted to see for myself. When we first got it we thought it just squeaked in the middle and we couldn't get it to squeak very well so Lucky wasn't to impressed! He loves anything that squeaks so that is usually what gets his attention on toys!

One day Lucky was playing with his new toy and he found a new place that the toy squeaked. The toy has a squeaker in his head! I couldn't believe we hadn't noticed that earlier. This toy became Lucky's favorite toy and I honestly mean that!

Last night I kept putting two toys up to Lucky and he kept grabbing the Sports Loofa Dog Toy only! I'm so happy that I picked this toy! When this toy wears out I will have to buy another one because it is Lucky's favorite toy!

Lucky also chowed down the cookie treats and loved them to pieces! I know any dog would love their baked treats! It's fun because they have baked treats for all the holidays. Visit their baked treats HERE.

The Posh Puppy Boutique sells many other things! They have leashes, carriers, clothes, treats, bowls, and etc. I also just found today that they carry cat items! Check the cat items out here.

If you have an animal I know you'll enjoy looking around at The Posh Puppy Boutique!

Visit them today!

This is just Lucky's honest opinion on his favorite toy and treats he loved! I wanted to share this information with my readers and there was no connection with The Posh Puppy Boutique on writing this post. I just won a giveaway and reviewed that!

500 Followers! Thank you!

11:11 AM

Thank you to my many followers on helping me reach 500 followers! I appreciate everyone of you! Please let me know what I can do better on my blog to help you! Please let me know any giveaway ideas you'd like to see on my blog and I'll do my best to find those giveaways as well! Also, if you have any post ideas you'd like to see then leave me some ideas!

It's been a joy blogging and having an outlet in my life this way! I love reading your comments so please keep them coming! It helps me get to know you a little better!

Thank you! Have a great day!

Fairytale Brownies Giveaway @ Something To Talk About

7:46 PM

Yesterday I saw a giveaway posted at Something To Talk About for Fairytale Brownies! I just barely did a giveaway on Fairytale Brownies and it was a hit! I just wanted everyone to know about another way you can win some awesome brownies! These are honestly the best brownies I have ever tasted so far! Go visit Jerrica and give her some comment love!

Winner will win a Fairytale Sprite Dozen of brownies

Giveaway ends March 8.

US Only!

Only 19 comments so far!

Enter the giveaway HERE

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Flirty Aprons Review + Giveaway

12:35 PM

Giveaway is closed!
Winner is:
#218 Kelly

Flirty Aprons is a company that sells many fun aprons! They have many styles and patterns! When I saw all the aprons Flirty Aprons has to offer I was definitely in love with them all! I love that wearing Flirty Aprons will really put the fun back into the kitchen! Especially for me!!

The great thing about Flirty Apron is they have many aprons for men, woman, and children! It's great that you can get matching aprons! You can purchase matching aprons for you and your child! I know your child would think that was very fun!

I also think that these aprons would make a really great bridal shower gift! I'm excited to know of this idea now! I have personally never seen someone receive an apron at a bridal shower so it'd be great to give a Flirty Apron for  an unique gift to have heads turning to see what the bride received!


- The company is based in Utah
- Fast shipping
- Great customer service
- Aprons are made out of highest quality fabric
- They have a 30 day guarantee
- They have same day shipping
- They have a great selection of aprons

I was able to choose which apron I wanted to review. It was a very hard decision, but I picked the Woman's Apron Original Chic Pink! I thought this apron was super cute and it is a very girly apron with the pink! This apron retails for $29.95.

Product Details

Cooking, cleaning, gardening or doing crafts-the Original Women’s apron is ideal for every woman who wants to look and feel beautiful while going about her day. Women will love wearing this 100% cotton apron.

-30 Day Money-Back guarantee
-One Size Fits All
-100% Soft Cotton Fabric
-Quality 2-Ply Construction
-Won't Fade or Tear


I was highly impressed with Flirty Aprons fast response and great customer service! Their shipping was super fast as well! You will be impressed with it! The Flirty Apron arrives in a cute little box with cute handles. The apron is made out of great fabric! I love the cute pockets they have in the front that give it a great look! I love the ties because you can make a bow in the front of your apron or you can tie it in the back! It's easy to clean this apron as well! You can hand wash it or throw it in the washer! You can put it in a mesh bag for easier cleaning and so the ties don't get tangled with other clothes! I definitely think this apron looks cute in the pictures, but it's stunning seeing it in person! I definitely love the pattern!

I definitely recommend Flirty Aprons to you!!


Visit Flirty Apron today and purchase a Flirty Apron! Many of the aprons are on sale so  make sure you check out the sale aprons.


Thanks to Flirty Aprons, one lucky reader will receive an apron of their choice! Thank you, Flirty Aprons!!


1. Visit Flirty Aprons and tell me which apron you would choose if you were the lucky winner (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!


1. Become a Facebook Fan of Flirty Aprons (2 entries)
2. Sign up for Flirty Aprons newsletter (2 entries)
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4. Follow my blog publicly (1 entry)
5. Add my blog to your blogroll (1 entry)
6. Add my button to your blog (2 entries)
7. Blog about this giveaway. Leave link. (3 entries)
8. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet once daily (1 entry daily)
9. Enter my other giveaways (1 entry for each)
10. Subscribe by Reader on right side (2 entries)
11. Become a Facebook Fan of my blog (1 entry)
12. Comment on my non-giveaway posts (1 entry for each up to 5 entries)

Giveaway will end on 3/16/10 at 10 PM MST

Winner will be chosen by 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 Worldwide

I received a product from Flirty Aprons 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 review. Many thanks to Flirty Aprons for letting me do a review and giveaway on their company!

The Back-up Plan

6:45 PM

I have always loved Jennifer Lopez movies! They have always been fun and most of them have been chick flicks that I love! Jennifer Lopez is coming out with another great movie this April called The Back-up Plan which is also starring Alex O’Loughin.

About The Back-up Plan:

"The Back-up Plan is a comedy that explores dating, love, marriage and family “in reverse.”

After years of dating, Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) has decided waiting for the right one is taking too long. Determined to become a mother, she commits to a plan, makes an appointment and decides to go it alone. That same day, Zoe meets Stan (Alex O’Loughlin) – a man with real possibilities.

Trying to nurture a budding relationship and hide the early signs of pregnancy becomes a comedy of errors for Zoe and creates confusing signals for Stan. When Zoe nervously reveals the reason for her unpredictable behavior, Stan commits fully and says he’s in. Never before has love seen a courtship where a wild night of sex involves three in a bed – Stan, Zoe and the ever-present massive pregnancy pillow. Or, where “date night” consists of being the “focal point” at a near-stranger’s water birth which does for kiddie pools what “Jaws” did for swimming in the ocean. The real pregnancy test comes when both of them realize they really don’t know each other outside of hormonal chaos and birth preparations. With the nine month clock ticking, both begin to experience cold feet. Anyone can fall in love, get married and have a baby but doing it backwards in hyper-drive could be proof positive that they were made for each other.

This movie will be in theaters on April 23!

Keep updated on this upcoming movie by these ways below:

Become a Facebook Fan of The Back-up Plan
Follow The Back-up Plan on Twitter
Visit The Back-up Plan's official site

You can also play some games here:

Stress Reducer Tips! #6

5:24 PM

It's my 6th stress reducer post! I hope these tips can remind you of ways to be more stress free! Have a great week!

List of Stress Reducers:

1. When feeling stressed, most people tend to breathe in short, shallow breaths. When you breathe like this, stale air is not expelled, oxidation of the tissues is incomplete, and muscle tension frequently results. Check your breathing throughout the day, and before, during, and after high pressure situations. If you find your stomach muscles are knotted and your breathing is shallow, relax all your muscles and take several deep, slow breaths. Note how, when you're relaxed, both your abdomen and chest expand when you breathe.

2. Writing your thoughts and feelings down (in a journal, or on paper to be thrown away) can help you clarify things and can give you a renewed perspective.

3. Try the following yoga technique whenever you feel the need to relax. Inhale deeply through your nose to the count of eight. Then, with lips puckered, exhale very slowly through your mouth to the count of 16, or for as long as you can. Concentrate on the long sighing sound and feel the tension dissolve. Repeat 10 times.

4.  Talk it out. Disussing your problems with a trusted friend can help you clear your mind of confusion so you can concentrate on problem solving.

5. When the stress of having to get a job done gets in the way of getting the job done, diversion- a voluntary change- in activity and/or environment- may be just what you need.

Check out the other stress reducers from other weeks if you'd like below!

Thanks for reading!

Friend Makin' Monday!

10:59 AM

I've been joining in on Friend Makin' Monday for a couple weeks now and I have been enjoying it! Visit Amber at aefilkins if you'd like to join in on the fun!

This week, inquiring minds want to know: What did you do this weekend? Confess it.


I stopped at the Layer's Clothing sale and Paul and I visited Paul's mom's grave because it was her birthday!


I went to my niece's birthday party in the afternoon. She turned 2 this month. We stayed there and played Candyland after the party! I hadn't played that game since I was little! That evening we had a Family Reunion/Birthday party for my grandpa who turned 82!


I was able to take it easy on Sunday with no plans! That was great for me! I did some blogging and we watched some basketball on t.v. We even stopped at the park so Lucky could have some fun!

I hope you all had a great weekend!

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