Thursday, December 30, 2010

CSN Rachel Ray Bakeware Review

I was given the chance to review Rachel Ray Yum-O! Bakeware 3 Piece Set, and I couldn't have been more thrilled to do so. I was so excited when the box came in the mail,and when I opened it, and saw how neatly packaged it was, I was thrilled. I couldn't wait to take my new Rachel Ray Yum-O! Bakeware out, and try it out, but what would I make first??

As you can tell I decided to make up some of my favorite chocolate chip cookies. It was so nice to actually have a new baking tray top use. I didn't have to worry about my cookies burning, or sticking, and when I took them right out of the oven, they came right off the tray with the spatula, and Voila, I was finished, until the next batch went it. I loved the rubber grips on the end of each tray, to make it easier to get the tray out of the oven. I thought it looked like a top notch product. Good thinking whomever came up with it.

Based in Boston,
CSN was founded in 2002 by Niraj and  Steve and one online shop, and has grown into a Top 3 Online U.S. retailer, of home and office goods, and has well over 400+ employees. At this moment CSN, a $200 million dollar company, is compromised of over 200 companies throughout the U.S., with it's employees coming from some of the finest colleges including Bowdoin, Cornell University, Brown University, Boston College, Connecticut College and many more.

has patio furniture, bedroom furniture , pools and hot tubs, and cookware sets, which I desperately need so badly. There is something for everyone in over 200+ stores, and it ships right to your door. Pretty neat right?

Lastly you will see the lovely cupcakes I made for Christmas, Once again I loved using this cupcake holder, as the handles were nifty, and when they were done, the cupcakes came out easily, no stick, no mess, Voila, I was finished.

I can't Thank CSN enough for giving me this terrific opportunity to review such a fine product.
I had my eye on these products for quite some time now, so when the chance came along, I jumped on it. I even wrote a review on CSN website, just to let everyone know what I thought of their products, and exceptional customer service. They get five stars from me, I would purchase from CSN again in no time.

These cooking materials were provided to me in part of me doing my review for CSN. I was not compensated monetarily for doing this review. These are my opinions , and mine only. Please check out my full disclosure on the bottom right hand corner. Thanks for stopping by @Sarafan2, and reading my blog.

Until next time,


Another Nick Chavez Giveaway Coming Soon

I'm so thrilled to tell  all of you who entered my recent Nick Chavez Hair Products Giveaway, and didn't win, well, you have another chance coming up soon. I was graciously given another offer to host another giveaway in early spring. I'm so excited, as these will be new and exciting products to use. I will keep you posted as the time nears. Thanks to Ruben and Nick for providing me with such fine products to review. Your the best!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Review & Giveaway

Thanks to the gals at My Blog Spark and Pillsbury for giving me the chance to review such a tasty product. Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries are awesome, and come in a great variety of flavors, my favorites are the apple and strawberry . Starting the morning off for many isn't easy, especially when you have kids, so if your looking for a quick fix for breakfast, then Pillsbury Toaster Strudels are your answer, and are quick to make, and you end up having a delicious flaky tasting pastry that leaves you wanting more.

Pillsbury Toaster Strudels come with icing in the box so you can decorate your strudel to your delight. When I received the package, I knew the perfect person to ask me help decorate my Pillsbury Toaster Strudels, and that was my niece. I told her that we had a job to do, so she came right over to help her auntie. As you can tell she had one heck of a time decorating her  Pillsbury Toaster Strudel.

Pillsbury is giving you the chance to show off your talent with your icing skills on "Doodle On A Strudel" Facebook application. Just visit Pillsbury on FB , and click on the Toaster Strudel tab to use your cursor to draw your favorite icing designs on the virtual Toaster Strudel pastry. You can save your Strudel Doodles and share them on Facebook or send a doodle to your friends by clicking "Share Your Strudel Art."

Pillsbury is also giving you the chance to win Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries for a whole month through the " A Million Morning Smiles" sweepstakes. With over 2,000 winners per week, simply visit and enter to win four boxes of Toaster Strudel from now through February 7, 2011.

So who would like to win this very same "Million Morning Smiles" gift pack that I received including Pillsbury Dough Boy Giggle Doll , Stress Ball, Smiley Mug and matching place mat, and a coupon for Pillsbury Toaster Strudels. This prize pack was provided to me from Pillsbury through My Blog Spark. Stop by Pillsbury and check out the fabulous recipes, products, and contests going on.

To enter this giveaway, tell me what you do to make your morning easy, and if you have ever tried Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries before?? This is MANDATORY, and must be done first in order for other entries to count!

Additional entries:

1) Subscribe to my email- 2 entries

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3) Follow me on FB @Sarafan2- - 2 entries

4) Follow Pillsbury on FB- 1 entry-

5) Follow Pillsbury on Twitter-
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6) Follow Sarafan2 on Twitter- 1 entries and may tweet daily:

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7) Follow @Sarafan2 on FB Networked Blogs- 2 entries

8) Blog about this giveaway with a link back to me for 5 entries

Thanks to Pillsbury through My Blog Spark for giving me this terrific opportunity to review such a fine tasting product. I did not receive a monetary donation. I was compensated with products for doing my giveaway. Please read my disclosure at bottom of my blog on right hand side.

Thanks for stopping by @Sarafan2 and entering my fabulous giveaways. This contest is open to U.S.  residents. Must be 18 to enter. Good Luck to all!! I hope you enjoyed my pics of my precious little helper.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Old El Paso "taco night" Review & Giveaway

Do you like Tacos as much as I do? Do you have a night of the week that is taco night like me, on Saturday?? Well, if you don't, then you don't know what your missing. Old El Paso has been around for years, and has provided millions of families with a great tasting meal, and an affordable one too. Old El Paso  offers you everything you need for" family taco night", including taco kits, seasonings, sauces, salsa and beans and a variety of taco shells, including the Stand And Stuff Taco's  which happen to be my favorite by far.

The Stand and Stuff Taco Shells are so easy to load up with your favorite toppings, and you don't have to worry about them falling over, or cracking. These great taco shells are awesome!!!   For a fun twist on taco night , be sure to try one of these delicious favorites:

Double Layered Tacos:

Layered with taco shells, tortillas, create your double stuffed bean and beef stuffed tacos.

Chicken Ranch Tacos:

Twisted it up a bit, and instead of using beef, opt  for pre cooked chicken, and add your favorite spices and Ranch dressing. Sounds yummy don't it?

Try to twist it up a bit, and have some fun with your family at the dinner table, and  El TacodorTM, the  worlds only "family taco night game.  You and your family can have some fun playing trivia, world play, and pantomime. Sounds fun doesn't it? Check out Old El Paso news, great tips, and some fabulous recipes on their site. You will be guaranteed to fall in love with some of them as I did.  In addition my readers are able to print a coupon to save $.60 off two Ol El Paso Products today courtesy of My Blog Spark, click here.

Courtesy of My Blog Spark , I received  this "family taco night"prize pack,  which included a packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, a  Cactus Chip and Dip Serving Dish, and three Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes, and a $10 gift card to purchase the fixings I need to make my tacos.

So, who of you would like to win this very own prize pack yourself?? My Blog Spark has been generous enough to provide my readers with the same exact prize. Sounds good right?? All you have to do is tell me what you do to make "family taco night" fun in your household, and on what night would you make your Tacos?? This is MANDATORY and must be done for all other entries to count. Please leave your email in each entry so I can contact you if you should win. Must be 18 years to enter. Open to U.S. and Canada.

Additional Entries:

1) Follow on GFC- 2 entries

2) Subscribe to my email - 2 entries

3) Follow me on FB Networked Blogs - 2 entries

4) Follow Old El Paso on FB - 2 entries

5) Follow Sarafan2 on FB - 2 entries

6) Follow Sarafan2 on Twitter- 1 entry

 Tweet Daily:
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7) Follow Old  El Paso on Twitter 1 entries

8) Blog about this giveaway with a link back to me- 5 entries

9) Share this giveaway on FB for 2 entries

This giveaway was provided to my by My Blog Spark. I was not compensated monetarily for me doing this review. These are my opinions and mine only. Our opinions may vary! Thanks to My Blog Spark for giving me the chance to do this fun giveaway. Please read my disclosure at bottom. 

Good Luck to all of you who enter!! Contest ends on 1/5/11


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas To All !!!!

Here's wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your families! To all of our soldiers fighting for our country who couldn't be home with their families, Thank you for everything you do to make this country a safer place to live in. May god bless you all !! Here's hoping to a great New Year in 2011 !!!  Ho Ho Ho!!!

Your the best followers ever,


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

ORLY's New Plastic Collection Review

I was recently given the chance to review ORLY's New Plastic Collection, and a few others including Naughty, Glitz, and Dazzle from the Metal Chic Collection.  I was thrilled when I recieved this nail polish, as I have been a user of ORLY Products for quite some time now, and what girl doesn't want to always experiment with a new nail color?? I know I sure do!!

If I had to choose a favorite it was Dazzle.
 It had a nice shimmery sparkling color to it, and with the holidays coming up, well it went on great as you can see. My other favorite color was Glitz , another great color to be festive with for the holidays. The polish went on as smooth as could be, and it looked awesome. My only complaint was that I didn't put a top coat over it, so it chipped the next day. I have never had this happen before with ORLY products. Always put on a top coat if you want your polish to last longer.

Orly was founded by Jeff Pink in 1975, with a simple idea in mind, to innovate natural nail care. Be creating leading products and tools designed not only to beautify,but to respond to the needs of the nail proffesionals, ORLY's beauty experts have redesigned nail care as it is today.

Orly carries over 150 lacquer color shades, that are free of DBP. formaldehyde and toulene. ORLY also introduced the worlds first ever iconic nail look: the Original French Manicure, and reivented lacquer application with the award winning Gripper Cap, which I love, and is very easy for me to open especially with carpral tunnel , so bless you for doing this Mr. Pink. ORLY is used in over 66 countries by beauty proffesionals today, and can be purchase at your local drug stores including CVS, and most hair salons carry ORLY too.

I was given these bottles of polish for doing my review from ORLY. These are my opinions, and mine only. Your opinions may differ from mine. Please check out my disclosure below. Thanks to the great folks at ORLY for giving me this terrific opportunity. I have some exciting Christmas colors that I will be putting on in the next day or two. I'll try and post a picture.

Wishing you all well! Thanks for stopping by @Sarafan2, and reading my review on such fine nail polish, which has been around for decades now. If you haven't tried ORLY as of yet then you need to check it out. There are so many gorgeous colors to choose from, and it is priced reasonable.



Friday, December 17, 2010

6 More Days.. Can You Believe It??

Can you believe that there is only 6 more shopping days left?? Are you all done shopping, or do you have to go out in the hustle and bustle in the crowds?? I still have to do a bit of shopping this weekend!! I think next year, I will stay home, and buy off the computer. I hear they heave great deals on many of sites. If your going out this weekend to shop, please be careful of the people that are in a hurry, like you are not?? So, do you have any exciting plans for Christmas?? Let know know, as I'd love to hear from you. Wishing you and your family the Happiest of Holidays, and a fantastic New Year!!

Best Regards,

Kelly (Sarafan2)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Winners Are...

The winners of my Nick Chavez Giveaway have been chosen and confirmed. Congratulations go out to Natalie, Peggy, Justine, Amber & Denise!! You will all be so happy when you receive your prize package. Nick has top of the line products, and boy do they make your hair feel refreshed and healthy. Thanks to Ruben  for giving me this fantastic opportunity to experience such fine products!! Happy Holidays to all of my followers, and best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Wealthy New Year!!



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Purse Hangers USA Review and Giveaway

Have you ever been out in public, and had to use the restroom, and there was no where to put your purse? I sure know that has happened to me many of times, and the germaphobe that I am, I refuse to set my purse on the floor because of germs, bacteria and many other things if you know what I mean.

Thanks to Paul at Purse Hangers USA, I was given the chance to review one of his purse hooks. I was sent the  Pink Fuschia Foldable Purse Hook in a gorgeous gift box. All you do is take it out of the box, unfold it and voila, then you hang it where ever you are out in public, or at home, and your purse goes right on the hook. You will feel so much better knowing your purse will be germ free.
I guess you could say that I have watched one to many TV shows, and have heard of the germs that can be carried on your purse from public into your home, and counter tops. Have you ever seen Dr. OZ talk about the germs on his hit television show? He picked some members of the audience one time, and had their purses tested in the lab, and the results were horrifying. One had Ecoli, another one had streptococus, and one of them tested positive for fecal matter. You heard me right, I said fecal matter. I'm sorry, but that is gross, and something that you DON'T want in your home at all!!

Check out the article Paul from Purse Hangers USA has on his site, Your Purse Could Be Making You Sick,  by Elizabeth Leamy. After reading this article you will be shocked, and believe me you will be wanting to own a purse hook from Purse Hangers USA.

Paul has a huge selection of purse hangers in a variety of colors and patterns includin butterflies, hearts and many more. He even has package sets.
Paul has generously donated a purse hook to one of my viewers. So, who here would like to be the proud owner of one of these fine items? All you need to do is go to Purse Hangers USA and tell me which color you would like to own if you were to win? This entry is MANDATORY and must be answered first or all other entries will NOT count!

Additional entries:

1) Follow me on GFC- 2 entries

2) Subscribe to my email.- 2 entries

3) Follow me on FB Networked BLogs - 2 entries

4)  Follow me on Twitter @Sarafan2 and tweet daily:

    Enter My  Purse Hangers Giveaway @Sarafan2  Ends 12/21

5) Follow me on FB @Sarafan2- 2 entries

6) Follow Purse Hangers USA on Twitter - 2 entries

7) Tell me if you would keep this or give it to someone?- 1 entry

I was given this purse charm for doing my review. I was not compensated monetarily for doing this review. These are myopinions and mine only. Your opinions may vary from mine. Please read my disclosure. Thanks to Paul at Purse Charms USA for giving me this wonderful item to review.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Necklace Necessities Review and Giveaway

Have you ever had that necklace that just didn't fit properly, well if you said yes, than I have the solution for you. It is called Necklace Necessities, and I'm pretty impressed with this invention. I have a couple necklaces that I'm unable to wear due to them feeling too tight for me. I have had neck surgery, so I can't have anything around my neck if it's tight, or I start to feel like I'm being choked.

With Necklace Necessities, I now have some help with that. I received a very cute little purse look package, which included 3 necklace extenders, one goldtone, one silvertone(My fav), and a 4 inch faux pearl extender. The silver and goldtones provide 3 1/2 - 6 inches to your necklace. All you need to do is clip whichever one you choose right onto your necklace, and voila.

If you always have your necklace clasp where it shouldn't be, then the Necessities Secure Strips are for you. I can't tell you how many times a day I'm always turning my necklace clasp around. Well, with the strips, this will fix your problem for sure!! All you have to do is pull away the adhesive tape , and apply to your necklace clasp that you want to hold in place. Easy peasy right? These strips come in a pack of 30.

The fine folks at Necklace Necessities were kind enough to give one of my readers a chance to win this great item. They are also offering my readers a 10% off store wide discount coupon which is SF2. All you have to do is enter this code at checkout. This would make a great christmas gift for any gal in your life, especially the teeny boppers. They would love this.

So, who wants to win one of these beauties?? First entry is MANDATORY, and must be done or other entries will not count.  Stop over at Necklace Necessities, and tell me something that you learned, or something that you like.

1) Subscribe to my email- 2 entries

2) Fan me on FB Networked Blogs-2 entries

3) Follow me on GFC@Sarafan2- 2 entries

 4) Fan me on FB @Sarafan2 - 2 entries

5) Follow Necklace Necessities on FB- 1 entry

6) Follow me on twitter@Sarafan2 and tweet daily:

     Necklace Necessities Review & Giveaway @Sarafan2       Ends 12/15

7)  Tell me who this would be for?? - 1 entry

Thanks again to the generous people over at  This item was given to me in return for my review. I did not get monetary donations for this review. These are my opinions, and could vary from others. I enjoyed doing this review for you.

This is open to U.S. and Canada !! Must be 18 years old to enter !! Entered daily!! Leave email in your comment so I can contact you should you be the winner.  Good luck to all!!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Mommy Goggles, Rayovac & Paper Jamz : Mom Rocks The Holiday Giveaway

Rayovac wants to power your holidays with fun new contest. To enter, just visit the Mom Rocks the Holidays with Rayovac (link underlined words to!/Rayovac?v=app_102844599787096) contest tab on Facebook, like them and tell them how you or your mom makes the holidays rock for a chance to win the Grand Prize of $1,000 cash! There will be 3 Grand Prize winners and 20 Runner Up winners will take home a Paper Jamz guitar, amp, drum kit, guitar strap, and two Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 packs of batteries.

Also, be sure to visit Mommy Goggles ‘Moms Rock the Holidays with Rayovac & Paper Jamz Giveaway!‘ (link underlined words to where you can win 1 of 5 Mom Rocks the Holiday prize packs that include a $50 Visa Gift Card, Paper Jamz guitar and Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 pack of batteries.

Disclosure – Followers who promote the Rayovac Mom Rocks the Holidays Sweepstakes may receive gifts from Rayovac.

This is a fabulous giveaway which ends on12/5. Stop on over at Mommy Goggles, and enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 prize packs which include Visa cards, Paper Jamz Guitar and Rayovac Alkaline Batteries.

And The Winner Is....

Congratulations go out to Nicole!! She is the winner of my Socks4Life GIveaway. Woo Hoo!! Thanks to everyone for stopping by @Sarafan2 and entering my giveaway. You are all what makes my blog successful, so thank you for following. I have some great giveaways coming up, so please check back daily . Make sure to enter my Nick Chavez Hair Products Review & Giveaway. I will be choosing five winners, so get your entries in.The giveaway ends on 12/8, which is right around the corner. A huge thank you to Terryl @Socks4Life for giving me the opportunity to do this great giveaway. I have appreaciated your knidness.

Until next time,


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