Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I ♥ Wednesday Blog Hop

It's my favorite day of the week for Blop Hops and on this Wednesday Moose Tracks and Tater Stacks is hosting along with Jen from  Mom's Online Garage Sale and Mickey from A Helicopter Mom. This is a great way to make some new friends and gain new followers, also gain new Twitter and FB followers. I jumped on the band wagon last Wednesday and had so many new followers stop by and leave such nice comments.

Every Wednesday a new linky will be posted, and they will feature a new blog each week. How cool is that? All you need to do is follow the hosts on GFC, and leave a comment saying you do so. Grab the button code from one of the hosts or all of them  and plant it right on your blog. This isn't mandatory, but is nice to show appreciation. You can also leave your button link while your there. Sit back and watch as you gain some new followers. Have fun too!!! Thanks to the wonderful gals for hosting this event. I appreciate it so much!!

Have a blast,


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Friendly Wednesday Blog Hop

One thing I love about blogging is all the fun and friendly Blog Hops I join. This is what fun is all about.  Thanks to the hosts Feeding Four and Scraps Of Life Blog for hosting this terrific Blog Hop. Follow the two hosts and leave them a comment on their blog saying you follow, and a link to your blog so they can  follow back.

Create a new Friendly Wednesday blog post on your own blog. You can get the code for the button on the hosts page on her right side bar . Enter your info in the linky , and start following other blogs. You can follow as many as you like. This is the perfect way to gain some new followers. Friendly Wednesday is posed every Wednesday, so be sure to stop back and link up! Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to check out their giveaways while your there!



Monday, March 28, 2011

Dancing With The Stars- Week 2

It's that wonderful time of year again and another season of Dancing With The Stars- Season 12. I wasn't too sure of all of the celebrities this year as I don't know much about any of them .My favorites picked out for this season thus far are Kendra & Louis, Tony & Wendy, Ralph & Karina and Maxx & Kirstie. From what I see so far being that it is only week 2, it don't seem like it will be a season filled with drama as it was like last year, that is unless Bristol Palin happens to come by and visit. Anyone that reads my blog knows that is a very sore subject with me Last season was so full of drama, and I can't say that I enjoyed it week after week, watching some very talented dancers go home while Miss Palin was safe. To this day I know that was all rigged somehow. ABC's ratings went through the roof last season. It was great for them, but for the fans it stunk!
Tony Dovolani has been a big favorite of mine for many seasons, and I have yet to see him win. It was terrible seeing him get voted off last season with Audrina, and then the season before with Kate Gosselin, well, that wasn't much better. Tony is a very good instructor, and he has alot of patience, and this is needed to teach dance techniques to celebrities. This season he is paired up with TV Host Wendy Williams. Wendy is a very funny and charming lady. She also has alot of spunk in her, and sometimes she gets caught up in that during practice, and Tony is right there to give the advice that is needed. Last week was a tough start for them, as they scored pretty low. If I remember correctly they got a 14. This week they seemed to do much better, and she wasn't as stiff, and she actually moved very well across the floor tonight.That was funny tonight when she told Tony that her boobs moved every time she moved. I got a huge laugh out of that. Have you noticed that Wendy gets bleeped out alot when she uses profanity?? She reminds me of Sharon Osbourne.I pray that they don't get sent home first tomorrow night. I know Tony has a very huge following, so I pray that they are safe!

Louis & Kendra are another favorite of mine this season. Louis has been on for many years, and has yet to win the mirror ball trophy, which he has worked so hard for and came so close a few times. One thing about Kendra that I could do without is her crying about how not pretty she is. That makes me ill. I know she had a tough childhood, but Kendra take a look at yourself in the mirror. You are a very beautiful lady inside and out, and you have everything that a woman would dream of having. Now you are giving the chance to dance on DWTS. I know that this is new to you, but stop putting yourself down, and let your body do the work. You have what it takes to win this. You come out two weeks straight and perform well, and have good stage presence. Listen to Louis and take his advice, as well as the judges and you will go far. I know you have the followers Kendra, and so does Louis, so dance your butt off and work hard. I would love to see you win this.

Karina & Ralph Macchio are the bomb!!  Did you see them the first week of dancing? They come out and scored three 8's from the judges.Karina is a very talented dancer and she can move them legs. She dances so fast and perfecto that I get dizzy  watching her do the jive. I'm not sure how old Ralph Macchio is, but I'm thinking that he has to atleast be in his 40's or so, but man can he move. I couldn't believe my eyes watching him. He didn't miss one step, and kept right up with Karina. She must be so happy to be on top of the leader board for two weeks in a row. Way to start the season off Karina & Ralph.

On to Maxx & Kirstie. I'm AMAZED at
how well they have done. I can't believe my eyes when I watch Kirstie keep right up with Maxx. I must say that I never expected to see her move her body as well as she has. The whole world knows that she has been battling her weight issues for years now, and she has proven to woman all over the world that your weight should not keep you from competing no matter what the situation is. She is a very strong and determined woman, and I absolutely see her making it to the final three.

My final analysis of the show is- I anticipate Karina & Ralph, Kirstie & Maxx and Mark & Chelsea Kane making it to the finale. We will see as the weeks go by. A far as getting eliminated tomorrow, I'm praying that it isn't Tony & Wendy, and I anticipate seeing Dmitry & Petra, Anna & Sugar Ray and Lacy & Mike in the bottom three, and my guess would be Petra & Dmitry going home. I hate to see couples go home especially on the first week, but it's a competition and that is how it goes I guess. I sure hope that this is a fun filled season with some awesome dancing, and no drama like last year. I was so turned off last year, I wasn't sure that I would return to watch it again, but I did.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think about this season and the celebrities on it. Who do you think will/should go home tomorrow night ? I enjoy reading comments from my readers and their opinions on the show. I have said enough for one night. Check back next week to see my post from week 3. I apologize for not writing the first week. Too much was going on, and I let it slip my mine. I'll try not to let that happen anymore.



Sunday, March 27, 2011

Purex Complete With Zout Review & Giveaway

Being a Purex Insider gives me the chance to try out their new products before they it the shelves in stores. I was recently set a bottle of Purex Complete with Zout to review. There is nothing better than a laundry detergent with a pre- treater all in one, and this is exactly what Purex Complete with Zout is. I have been a user of Purex Detergent for many many years, so of course when I new product comes out, I'm going to try it.

Purex Complete with Zout is a powerful combination that works to get the stains out in your clothes. It is a dual compatible formula, which can be used in traditional and High Efficiency machines.Purex Complete with Zout contains three powerful stain fighting enzymes that each target a different type of stain.

Protease: works against protein based stains such as grass & blood

Amylase : works against starchy stains such as tomato sauce/chocolate

Mannanase: works against guar(thickener in foods),salad dressing, BBQ

Sauce, because it is super sticky, and likes sticking to your

fabrics. This is why the enzyme Mannanase is so important in Purex.

I know for a fact that this stuff is the item to use when you need to lift a stain out of your product. Last week I made shrimp scampi, ad my teenager decided to eat his food in his bedroom, and you know what happens when you do this. I went in a few days later an noticed a huge stain, and I mean huge stain on the comforter. I immediately went and grabbed my Purex Complete with Zout  and poured it on the spot and made sure it was soaking in good. I did it a bit later on that evening and guess what?? The whole entire stain was gone. My Purex Complete with Zout had lifted that stain right out. I wasn't too sure it would come out being that it had soak in for days, but it did, and I was happy considering I had just bought that comforter.

Purex Complete with Zout  comes in two fragrances which are Fresh Morning Burst (Blue bottle) and  Free & Clear (White bottle) , and can be purchased at your local Walmart, Target and your local CVS & Walgreens. If you would like to try it before you buy it you can get  free sample at Purex on FB by clicking here. It takes about 12 weeks to receive it.

You know what the best thing is about Purex Complete with Zout? Not only did they let me try it, they are also letting two of my readers to try it. All you have to do is tell me if you use Purex products, and what have you used? This is MANDATORY and must be done in order for other entries to count. You
must also follow me on GFC! One entry each!!

Additional entries:

1) Subscribe to my email- 2 entries

2) Subscribe to my feed-  2 entries

3) Follow Purex on Twitter- 1 entry

4) Fan Purex on FB 1 entry

5) Fan Sarafan2 on FB2 entries

6) Fan me on FB Networked Blogs- 2 entries

7) Vote for me on Picket Fence(left side bar)- 3 entries

8) Follow me on Twitter and Tweet Daily:  1  entry each

    Purex Complete with Zout Review &Giveaway
    Ends 4/11-2 Winners

9) Blog about this giveaway or list it on a linky with the link back to me- 
    5 entries

I received this to review for being a Purex Insider. Thanks to Purex for giving me the chance to try their awesome products out. I was NOT paid monetarily or doing this review!! These are my opinions and mine only. Our opinions could vary. Please refer to my disclosure policy on the right hand side at bottom.Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaways. I have some fabulous ones coming soon, so keep an eye out for them! My followers rock!!

Until next time,


Saturday, March 26, 2011

I Have Some Winners To Announce

The winners of my Purex Complete Crystals are Kristin, Sara Lee & Denise. They all have been notified and have confirmed their win. The winner of my Gourmet Gift Basket was Kelly, and Gina from Crave To Save was the lucky winner of my CSN Giveaway. Congratulations to all of you gals. Thanks you so much for stopping by and entering my giveaways. Your prizes are in the mail !!!

Enjoy your weekend,


Friday, March 25, 2011

Stride Femme Underwear Review & Giveaway

I recently came across this website called Stride Femme and was like I need to try these out as they looked so comfy, great colors and they had built in protection. Can't go wrong with all that. So, I decided to write to the company and they sent me a pair of sport bikini in floral violet pictured on the left, and I was in heaven.

Stride Femme was developed by a lady named Wendy Spencer. She had problems herself with incontinence and after she gave birth to her son, she wanted to develop a panty that had three layers in it, and this is how Stride Femme Underwear came along.  Stride Femme comes in five different machine washable styles including thongs, bikinis, mid waist briefs, and can be worn under jeans, active wear or dress wear. They also carry men's underwear

Stride Femme Underwear panties keep you dry and deodorized all day long. They come with a built in super absorbant microfiber(OQOUS), that is permanently built into the panties liner. I had never seen underwear like this before. I know there have been times when I coughed, sneezed or laughed so hard that I just about wet my pants. Stride Femme Underwear are the most comfortable underwear that I have ever worn, and are machine washable.

 Stride Femme Underwear are made for women of all ages, stages and lifestyles. This is exactly what I love about them, as anyone can wear them, and they are super cool and hip looking. I am on am mission to tell all of my friends and family about them. Help me spread the Stride Femme word around.

Stride Femme Underwear can be purchased online here, and at any of your local CVS, Walgreen's, Rite Aid and Kinney Drugs. Men's underwear can only be purchased at Stride Femme start at $15.99 and go up to 19.99. Not bad for a cool looking pair of underwear that will give you the pprotection that you need all day long, and feel comfortable while your wearing them. You know what else is cool about Stride Femme? The wonderful people at are giving my readers a chance to win a pair of Stride Femme Underwear(your choice)and 30% off your purchases at All you have to do is type in STRIDE818
at checkout.

In order to win you need to sign up for StideFemmeUnderwear newsletter, and follow me on GFC. These entries are MANDATORY and must be done in order for other entries to count. You must be 18 to enter and this contest is open to U.S. only!!

Additional entries:

1) Subscribe to my email- 2 entries

2) Subscribe to my feed - 2 entries

3) Follow Stride Everyday on Twitter - 2 entries

4) Fan me on FB Networked Blogs - 1 entry

5) Fan me on FB @Sarafan2- 2 entries

6) Vote for me on Picket Fence(left side bar)- 5 entries

7) Follow me on Twitter and may Tweet Daily:  1 entry each

    Stride Femme Underwear Review & Giveaway @Sarafan2  Ends 4/8

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

I was provided the Stride Underwear listed above in return for my honest opinion of the product. I  was not compensated monetarily for this review. These are my opinions only, and mine might vary from others. Thanks so much to Jesseny and the team at Stride Femme for giving me this fabulous opportunity to experience a top notch product in my opinion. This contest is open to U.S. only, and must be 18 to enter. Please include email in entry so I will have a way to contact you if you win. I have had times when there was no way to contact winner, so a redraw was needed.

Thanks for stopping by @Sarafan2 and entering my giveaways. I have some fabulous ones coming soon. I'm so thankful to all the terrific sponsors that I have had the chance to work with, and all of my wonderful followers. You all are what makes having a blog successful, so Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I cherish each and everyone of you.

Until next time,


Monday, March 21, 2011

Lower Your Alexa Blog Hop

So I came across this Alexa Blog Hop tonight at Snackbarreviews, and since I'm new to blogging, and could use some major improvement in my Alexa Score, I decided to jump on aboard, and of course see some fancy looking blogs, and hopefully meet some new friends.

All you need to do is install the Alexa Tool Bar on your blog. Having the Alexa Tool Bar on your blog helps lower your score. When someone else visits your blog and they have Alexa Tool Bar on their blog, this lowers your Alexa # even more. You can read about it here if you'd like. 

Please leave a link in which post you would like visited. Leave a comment saying you visited. Feel free to hop on over to others blogs and say hello to them too!! Thanks for stopping by!! Let's get hopping!!!



L'BRI PURE n' NATURAL Review & Giveaway

A few months back I came across this blog and it was talking about LBRI PURE n' NATURAL and of course I just had to check it out. I have always taken good care of my skin, and LBRI PURE n' NATURAL looked interesting, so I just had to give it a shot. I contacted LBRI PURE n' NATURAL and they sent me out this gorgeous butterfly tote bag full of their products, and some samples that I could pass on to someone else to try out. I wanted to make sure that I used the products for a good few weeks before I wrote a review .

In my bag I received Deep Pore Cleanser, Exfoliating Face and Body Scrub, Rejuvenating Facial Peel(my favorite), Smooth n' Firm Eye Repair Gel, Facial Masque, Gentle Freshener, Gentle Moisturizing Lotion, and Aloe Vera Barbadensis Jelly. I was so excited after what I received and the gorgeous butterfly bag it came in, I was ready to start using it.

 Let me tell you a bit about L'BRI PURE n' NATURAL. It was founded in 1998 by Linda &; Brian Kaminski. After being burned badly many years ago , he was sent to a burn unit to recover. After being treated there for so long, then sent him him to recover and care for himself. He needed to rap his burns up, after he covered them up  with salve the hospital had given him. After so long, he didn't see results from the salve, so he uncovered it . A friend suggested  that they try Aloe Vera, that it was good for burns, so he decided to try it, and it helped him tremendously. Of course His doctor wasn't too happy, but he wasn't the one suffering at home in pain. They decided to formulate products that included aloe in them, that would help people, and this is how  LBRI PURE n' NATURAL  came to life in 1998. 

The ingredients in their products include Aloe,peptides, vitamins, herbs,selected sea plants, and botanicals such as Coneflower, Japanese Green Tea, Passion Flower and Ginseng to name just a few. Brian & Linda did not want their first ingredient to be water, they instead wanted it to be Aloe. Another chemical you should stay away from is alcohol, as this drys the heck out of your skin, and burns too. Aloe, by science, is the main and most ingredient to LBRI PURE n' NATURAL, as it works better than anything available in nature or the lab. Brian and Linda new how Aloe worked, and how it was rejuvenating and the healing effects it had on Brian after his injury years ago.
 One of my favorite products was the Exfoliating Face & Body Scrub . You use it two or three times a week. All you do is apply to your wet face after you have cleansed, and rub around upward and outward. After a minute or so, you will feel the dead skin slough right off. This can be used on other areas of your body that have rough areas of skin. On the days that you don't use the Facial Peel, you have can use your Rejuvenating Facial Peel  on the days that you don't use the Exfoliating Scrub. The Freshener is used in twice daily after the Facial Peels, and Masks & Scrubs. The Smooth and Firm Eye Repair Gel is to be used twice daily(a.m. & p.m.). The Moisturizer is put on as the last step in your skin care regimen. I use it twice daily, sometimes three times a day, as I have dry skin, and I love the way it makes my face feel.

Overall, I was very impressed with the products. I haven't used a skin care regimen in quite sometime, so when I started, I had to get myself into it, as I wanted to see the end result. My face feels pretty good now, not real dry as it was before. I love using the eye gel  too. I don't want to end up with crows feet, so I swear by this stuff. I forgot to take a before pic, so the after one wouldn't really help you, but I did notice that my eyes didn't look so tired, and maybe a bit younger with all the work I have been doing. I do still have some sun spots, and calcium which I don't think will disappear. Everyone of LBRI Pure n' NATURAL products has a great smell to them, especially the moisturizer. I loved when I went to bed at night, how I'd lay there and smell the sweet aroma. I was happy!

LBRI  PURE n' NATURAL can be purchased online at the companies website here,
or can be purchase through a consultant on line. I was fortunate to get some samples too like above , and I passed them along to a friend who is now in the process of using them, and so far so good. Samples will be sent to you for free from LBRI PURE n' NATRURAL. All you have to do is pay $6.95 for shipping and handling, and if you are not satisfied with it, your money will be refunded. LBRI PURE n' NATURAL ships only in the U.S.. You know what else is great about LBRI PURE n' NATURAL ? They are offering TWO of my readers a chance to win $75.00 worth of products, so you can experience their great products just like me. Sounds awesome right?

All you have to do is tell me a thing or two that you learned about LBRI PURE n' NATURAL? This is MANDATORY and must be done in order for other entries to count. You must also follow me on GFC.- One entry for each!

Additional entries:

1) Subscribe to my email- 1 entry

2) Follow LBRI PURE n' NATURAL on FB- 2 entries

3) Follow LBRI PURE n' NATURAL on Twitter- 2 entries

4) Fan  Sarafan2 on FB - 2 entries

5) Follow Sarafan2 on Twitter and Tweet Daily- 1 entry each
       Enter to win a $75 GC to LBRI PURE n' NATURAL- 2 winners
           @Sarafan2  Ends 4/4

6) Vote for me on Picket Fence(right side bar)- 3 entries

7) Fan me on FB Networked Blogs- 2 entries

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

9) Subscribe to my feed -  3 entries

Thanks to LBRI PURE n' NATURAL for giving me the awesome chance to try out such terrific products. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. I was given the products in return for my honest opinion. These are my opinions and ours may vary. This contest is open to the U.S. only. You must be 18 years of age to enter. Leave email address in your entries. If I don't find it and you win, I have no way to contact you, so I will be forced to draw another winner. Winner will be chosen by Thanks for stopping by @Sarafan2. Good Luck to all of you. You can't win if you don't play!!



Saturday, March 19, 2011

Salon Pas Pain Relief Patch Review & Giveaway


Have you ever heard of  Salon Pas Pain Relief Patches? I hadn't until recently when I came across it on a blog, and I figured if it could take pain away, then what do  have to loose? I recently received Salon Pas Pain Relief and Salon Pas Arthritis Pain Patches in the mail. I immediately opened the package up, and had to try a few out. I have recently had a few surgeries from an accident, with the latest being major back surgery, and the pain that comes from that is crazy at times. I took the Salon Pas Pain Relief Patch out and placed one on my lower back, and one in the back of my neck where I plenty of that old arthritis stuff.

Salon Pas Pain Relief Patches are the only pain relief patches available over the counter that are FDA approved. Each one is like a big band aid, as it stretches out and sticks to wherever you want to place it. Each one contains an anti inflammatory medicine that provides relief up to 12 hours. The medication is absorbed right through the skin, and goes directly to the site, so you should feel pain relief within one hour and  some people might take longer than others.

Salon Pas Arthritis Pain is the patch I put on my neck. Now this I must say did a wonderful job helping with the nasty aching pain I was having that day.  didn't help that it was cold and rainy out either. I felt my pain start to go away within 20 minutes or so. I wasn't so lucky with the back, as I suffer from severe chronic pain daily. The Transdermal Patch instantly releases the medicine into the skin, and the 10% METHYL SALICYLATE and the 3% MENTHOL starts doing it's job immediately. The medicines act as an analgesic, and are NSAID 's(Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs).

Salon Spas can be purchased at your local dug stores like CVS, Walgreens , Rite Aid, and your local retail stores like Walmart and Stop & Shop. So now that you know how Salon Pas Pain Relief Patches work, and where you can purchase them, wouldn't you like to win one for yourself?

The great folks at Salon Pas Pain Relief are given my loyal readers a chance to win also. They are giving five of you a chance to try out their patches. All you have to do is like Salon Pas on FB, and tell them who sent you. This is MANDATORY and must be completed for other entries to count. You must also follow me too on GFC. I do check too.  Each counts for 1 entry.

  Additional entries:

1) Subscribe to my email- 2 entries

2) Fan @Sarafan2 on FB- 2 entries

3) Like this post on FB-  1 entry

4) Fan me on FB Networked Blogs- 1 entry

5) Vote for me on Picket Fence - 3 entries

6) Follow Salon Pas on Twitter- 2 entries

7) Follow me on Twitter and Tweet up to 2 times Daily:

   SALON PAS Pain Relief Patch Review & Giveaway  @Sarafan2 5 Winners- Ends 4/1/11(No Joke)

8) Blog about this with a link back to me of the blog entry- 5 entries

I was provided these pain patches by Salon Pas for my review. I was not monetarily compensated. These are my opinions, and ours might vary. Please refer to my disclosure in the bottom right and corner of my blog. Thanks to Salon Pas for giving me the chance to review your fine product, and for giving five of my readers too.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, and you must be 18 to enter!!
Thanks for stopping by @Sarafan2. I wish you all luck. Winners will be chosen by .

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Mommy D's Kitchen Linky

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Have yourself a terrific weekend, and enjoy the weather where ever you are! It's in the high 60's today where I live and I'm loving it so much. The five + feet of snow built up has melted. Hooray!!!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Looking For Some Great Recipes, Stop here!!

I just thought I'd share this new blog I stumbled upon this morning through the Friendly Friday Blog Hop. It's always nice to meet new family, friendly bloggers. I love coming across the blogs that are all about cooking. Learning a new recipe would never hurt.

So today, I came across  One Crazy Cookie. What a lovely blog Tiffanee has. She blogs about all of her favorite recipes including Simply Baked Pasta, which might be what's for dinner tonight in my house. It's so simple to cook, my kid could even make this. Another one of my favorites was Shrimp Fried Rice.

Stop over and check Tiffanee's blog out, and all of her favorite recipes, and her beautiful blog. Thanks for stopping by @Sarafan2 and visiting. I always love meeting new bloggers. Stop over and check the blog hop out at the Friendly Friday Blog Hop, and meet some new bloggers. Have yourself a great day, and a wonderful weekend!!



Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day To You !!!

Just wanted to wish you all a Happy St. Patricks Day! Do you have plans for St. Patty's Day? I always spend it with my parents, as my dad cooks the corn beef and cabbage, potatoes and carrots, and we top it off with a nice desert. We usually have something that is green like cake , cookies, or cupcakes . Then we all end up with a stuffed belly for sure, thanks to mom and dad.

Another one of my traditions since I was of drinking age was to have a nice cold green beer. I always had fun stopping at clubs on St. Patty's Day looking for green beer That was my annual tradition. If you go out and have green beer with your friends, Please , I said Please DON'T drink and drive. Designate a friend or call your self a cab! I, along with millions of others have family on the roads traveling, and I wouldn't want to lose a family member because someone was selfish enough to go out and party on St. Patty's Day, then decide to drive home. Please be smart and get a ride from someone who hasn't been drinking.

Enjoy your St Patty's day people, and remember who loves you the most.
That is me! I cherish each and every one of you, so have fun and be safe.



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Winners To Announce ...

I forget to mention a few of my recent winners here @Sarafan2. Congrats to Jessyca & Reannene. They were chosen as my Skin MD & Enjoy Lighting Giveaway winners. More winners and more GREAT Giveaways to come soon. I cherish each and every one of my loyal followers, and the great friendships I have made. I appreciate all of the help some of you have given to me also. God Bless you all my little cherubs!


Wednesday’s I ♥ Blogging Hop

Wednesday is a great day for Blog Hops, and also a good way to get some new followers on GFC, Twitter, FB, etc.

1) Start by following the host Mommy's Online Garage Sale , Moose Tracks and Tater Snacks and A Helicopter Mom on GFC, Twitter and FB. You can follow as many people as you would like.

2) Add Blog Hop  button on your blog (this is optional) Click on button to get code

3) Leave a comment below stating you follow the first three bloggers on the list . They will follow back. Follow as many people as you would like.

4) Have fun!!!  Thanks for joining the Blog Hop!!



Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy ST. Patty's Day From Red Box ~Lucky To Have Friends Like You Campaign

Click here to sign up. Where else can you find movies for $1.00? Red box is growing, and now at all supermarkets in my hometown, and drug stores like CVS too. You can reserve your copy on line 24 hours ahead of time to make sure it is there when you arrive. Refer your friends quickly, as this deal ends on March 17, 2011. Red box now carries Blue ray and games for your XBox.

Everyone who signs up under your link , will earn you one free movie rental. If it's their first time signing up, they will get a free movie also. Sounds pretty easy right? Red Box has a huge selection of movies to choose from, and new movies are available too.

I was not compensated by any means for doing this post. These are my opinions, and mine only. Check out your local Red Box today!!



Sunday, March 13, 2011

Celebrity Apprentice Season 10- Week 2

Week 2  is here for Celebrity  Apprentice , and if it turns out to be anything like last Sunday(week 1 ), I just might pull my hair out. With  some great cast members this season including Meatloaf, Lisa Rina, Gary Buse, David Cassidy, Star Jones, Richard Hatch, Nene Leaks ,Latoya Jackson and more, this season sure sounds like it could be a great one.
After Star Jones winning the task for her team which entailed selling the most pizza for her team, Richard Hatch and David Cassidy were rumbling with words on the other side of the table. I didn't think he led his team well at all. He was very demeaning to certain members of his team, and wouldn't listen much to others. As many of us know, Richard Hatch won Survivor, and how he won that was not by making friends, he played the game sneaky, and back stabbing to his other cast mates, but to win in the real world, I guess this is what was needed. I personally don't care for the man. He spent years in jail for tax fraud, and he is just slimy in his ways, so I don't care for people of his caliber.

David Cassidy on the other hand is one heck of a decent guy, and got his behind handed to him on a silver platter. It seemed that him and Richard Hatch didn't share have the greatest feelings towards  the other. While David didn't seem to get too many words in, in the board room, Mr. Hatch wouldn't shut up, and was as arrogant as they come.. I can only imagine how many friends he must have made in prison. I bet he didn't outlast or outplay there. After one week of watching his arrogant ways, I was praying to god, that Mr. Trump would have done the right thing and FIRED him!! After all the Project Manager who leads the task,  win or lose, normally are the one who gets fired by Mr. Trump! Well, this was not what happened last week. Mr. Trump fired David Cassidy, instead of Richard Hatch, because David didn't stick up for himself in the board room like Richard Hatch and Jose. So being Mr. Nice Guy got David axed!! What else is new? The nice guy usually finishes last most of the time.

Mr. Trump, with all due respect, I'm a huge fan of yours, and have been for many many years now. I have always wished that I could be on our show, and work as your Apprentice, but where you came up with the idea of firing David Cassidy, was thrown out of left field. I did not expect this at all. I can't say that I have ever remembered seeing you fire someone else besides the Project Manager, if the task they were responsible for failed. I look forward to my Sunday nights and watching Celebrity Apprentice, but if this foolishness continues, I might have to say "Mr. Trump, your FIRED!!"

Who I like this season that stands out to me right now are, John Rich, Meatloaf , Lisa Rina & Star Jones, even though she comes across very bossy, she is effective for her team.. We'll see what this week brings in the boardroom soon enough.

Until next time,


Enstrom's Candy Review & Giveaway

I need to tell you about this amazing toffee I recently received in the mail from Enstrom's. Holy taledo... This was the best toffee I had ever tasted thanks to Enstrom's. I could not stop eating it once  started. I  received the Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee. The package arrived at my door so nicely packaged.

Enstrom's was founded by Chet Enstrom. By 1960 his toffee had begun to develop a reputation, and by the urging of his family, Chet and his wife, Vernie, founded Enstrom Candies in Grand Junction, Colorado. Over the years Enstrom's has grown widely, and has passed generations, and is now in the hands of Chet's granddaughter Jamee and her husband Doug Simmons.

Enstrom's  has a bit of everything from Toffee, Toffee Popcorn, Mini Turtles(which are my favorite), and Sugar Free items. Enstrom's has a selection of Gift Baskets, and Tins, which are great for parties and gifts for your loved ones. Enstrom's can be purchased at select locations in Colorado. Click here for listing. You can also purchase Enstrom's on line here.

The best thing about Enstrom's is that they are givers. They are giving one of my followers a chance to win the same fabulous toffee that I was lucky enough to experience, and let me tell you, this stuff was fabulous. It's blended with sweet cream butter, pure cane sugar, coated with rich chocolate and sprinkled with crushed almonds. Need I say anymore about this awesome toffee? I'm hooked on Enstrom's for life. I know you will be too after you give it a try.

Stop by Enstrom's and take a look at their selection, and tell me what you'd like to try besides what I mentioned in my post. This is Mandatory and must be done in order for other entries to count. Open to U.S. only!!

Additional entries:

1) Subscribe to my email- 2 entries

2) Follow me on GFC@Sarafan2 - 2 entries

3) Fan me on FB Networked Blogs- 1 entry

4) Fan me on FB @Sarafan2- 2 entries (leave name in comment)

5) Fan Enstrom's on FB  - 2 entries (leave name in comment)

6) Vote for me on Picket Fence-( bottom right side bar)- 3 entries

7) Subscribe to my feed (right hand side bar)- 2 entries

8) Follow me on Twitter @Sarafan2 and tweet daily:  1 entry each

    Enstrom's Toffee  Review & Giveaway @Sarafan2  Ends 3/26

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

10) List this giveaway on linky or giveaway site with link back to me-5 entries

Thanks to Enstrom's for giving me the chance to review such a fine tasting product, which I will brag about to whomever will listen and for providing my readers a chance also. I was NOT compensated monetarily for this review! I was provided a box of Toffee for review. These are my opinions, and ours may differ. This  contest is open to U.S. only!!  Please refer to my disclosure on the right side bar bottom corner. Must be 18 to enter this contest! Good Luck to all!

Until next time,


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Weekend Blog Hop - Ends 3/13


Good Morning Peeps!! I just wanted to let you know about this weekend blog hop. It's a terrific way to meet new bloggers, and gain some new friends. First you need to place the Blog Hop button  above on your blog. Click on the button, and it will bring you directly to the link, then you can add your name to the Linky below. You must follow Graphic Design by Tara, who created the Blog Hop. Also, follow two other blogs on the list. Tara will follow everyone back on the list. Sounds fun right?? Head on over and sign link up today. Comments are always appreciated!!

Thanks to Tara for hosting this Blog Hop!!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Purex Complete Crystals Review & Giveaway

I recently was lucky enough to become a Purex Insider, and that gives me the opportunity to try new products out, and tell you all about them before they hit stores. I always use fabric softener when washing clothes, and there are times that I sometimes forget the fabric sheet, but with Purex Complete Crystals, I don't have that problem anymore. This is an awesome product!

Purex Complete Crystals  are 92% oil free and come in three different scents, Lavender Blossom, Tropical Splash & Fresh Spring Waters. Purex Complete Crystals come in a nice convenient bottle,and is much smaller than the bottle of fabric softener I currently use. When my clothes come out of the dryer, they had a nice scent to them, and the scent lingered in the room. It was awesome! Check here to see the purpose of Purex Complete Crystals in the videos.

Purex Complete Crystals are 92% natural , not oil based products like many other liquid fabric softeners. Purex Complete Crystals work by penetrating the fabric and infusing the fibers with freshness that will last for weeks. Once you use Purex Complete Crystals you will not want to go back to liquid softeners. I have already got a few family members hooked on this product, this is how good it is, and leaves your clothes with an awesome scent.

Purex Complete Crystals Softener is the first major fabric softener that is 100% safe to use on children's sleepwear, and does not impair these flame retardant qualities. I wish Purex Complete Crystals were out back when I had my children, because the way the left my clothes feeling and smelling were perfect to me. To get a coupon for $1.00 off Purex Complete Crystals, go to Purex on FB, and fill out the from and it will be sent right to your email . Purex Complete Crystals can be bought at any of your local drug stores, Walmart  your local supermarket, and the price range depending on what size you buy. It ranges from $3.99 up to $5.99. This is an awesome price to have your clothes left feeling and smelling awesome! Thanks to Purex for giving me the chance to try out their new product. Purex  was  kind enough to give 3 of my readers a chance to try their product also. 

All you have to do is tell me which scent you would like to try? This is MANDATORY , and must be answered for other entries to count. You must also follow me on GFC !!!

Additional entries:

1) Subscribe to my email- 2 entries

2) Fan me on FB @Sarafan2(Leave name in comment)- 2 entries

3) Fan me on FB Networked Blogs- 1 entry

4) Fan Purex on FB(Leave name in comment)- 2 entries

5) Follow Purex on Twitter- 2 entries

6) Follow me on Twitter @Sarafan2 and Tweet Daily:- 1 entry each

    Purex Complete Crystals Review&  Giveaway   Ends 3/22-   3 Winners 

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

8) Subscribe in a reader  -  1 entry

9) Vote for me on Picket Fence - 3 entries

I was not compensated monetarily for this review. I was given a product to review thanks to Purex! These are my opinions and mine only. Our opinions may vary. Winners will be chosen by I will notify you by email, and you will have 48 hours to respond back, or I will have to draw another winner. Thanks again to Purex for giving me the opportunity to be an Insider for you, and having the chance to try your products out before they hit the shelves. Please refer to my disclosure policy in the right hand corner at the bottom of my blog. Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway!



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Have You Heard Of No More Rack ??

Have you heard of No More Rak? If the answer is no, then your missing out on something good. This is a great site, and you score $10 just for signing up. When you refer fiends you earn money too. No More Rak has great deals each and everyday. You have to get there early each day to see the specials as they sell out real fast. Today they had a phone that I wanted, but they sold out quickly. Oh well, my loss. The more fiends that sign up, you can earn $$$, and they have a fabulous contest going on right now where you can get a purse for free just by referring friends. These are good purses too. Top of the line, and yes, some are coach. So what are you waiting for? Get going and sign your friends up at this fabulous site. You get $10.00 for free. How cool is that? Leave a comment letting me know you checked it out. Thanks a bunch!!

Check out the videos there of all the happy customers.



Monday, March 7, 2011

I Need Your Help Please

Calling all Help!! I would love for your help with the Purex contest. ! Purex is having their first ever contest to see which blogger can drive in the most traffic. If you haven't noticed yet, Purex came outwith a new product called Purex Complete Crystals Softener.  The product is wonderful. All you have to do is dump it in the washer as it fills up with water, and your clothes will come o feeling softer than ever.

Check out  Dana, the Purex Reaserch Scientist for Purex. Click here, and she will explain to you the purpose and the drawbks of oil based softeners, and the advantages of 92% natural Purex Complete Crystals. I can't tell you ow happy I am with this product. I hope you will go out and get yourself some today. Check out Purex on FB and grab your coupon for $1.00 0ff today.

So you and I count on you for your help? All you have to do is click here , and this will give me credit or you stopping by and checking their site out. See how much you can learn about Purex Complete Crystals Softener today. I appreciate you helping me out. You can put this on FB and send out a tweet on Twitter. This contest at ends on March 13th, 2011. You can also leave me a comment letting me know that you checked out Purex and the videos from Purex Research Scientist and mom Dawn.



I Have Some Winners

Congratulations to Heather & Gina! Your prizes are on the way. They are my most recent winners of my CSN & Yoplait Two Week Up Giveaway. Thanks to all of my fellow bloggers for entering. Check out my latest giveaways. I have some great giveaways coming soon. Thanks to CSN & My Blog Spark for providing me with these great prizes.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Link Up Your Giveaways Here - March 7-14

Link up your weekly giveaways here @Sarafan2. Feel free to link up your giveaways, or any other giveaways that you have seen on other blogs. All you have to do is put your blogs name and the direct link to the giveaway, NOT to your blog. Be sure to leave the date your giveaway ends. Here is an example of how to do it

Name : Sarafan2

Link/URL :

Leave a comment below letting me know that you stopped by. I like to read comments from my fellow bloggers. Check out my great giveaways I have posted. I'll be sure to check out yours. Thanks for stopping by!!



Thursday, March 3, 2011

FB Like You Back

Are you looking for a way to get some new  followers? Here is the perfect chance on FB Like You Back. Al you have to do is like the first six hosts on FB, leave them a comment on their wall, and they will like you back. Easy enough right? This is a great way to gain some new followers and see new blogs and what they have to offer. Here is a list of the blogs to follow:
-Kelly's Lucky You

-Heavenly Mommy

-Baby Cachet

-Belly Charms

-This Mama Loves Her Bargains

-Madame Deals

If you would like to spread the word about FB Like You Back, then write your own post on yur blog and  grab the code for the linky at the bottom of this post and add it to your blog!

Thanks for following and joining in on the fun. There are 108 followers so far. Do you think we can get 200?

Have fun!
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