Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter Everyone !!

Just wanted to wish all of my fellow bloggers a very Happy Easter today!! I hope you all enjoy your day spending time with your family and loved ones!! I'm off to visit a very sick family member that is in the hospital I would appreciate if you could keep me and my family in your prayers. I hope the Easter Bunny was good to all your little ones. Enjoy your day, and remember who loves you the most !!! Me!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Happy Easter,


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pit Stop Stain Remover Review

Don't you hate when your wearing a white shirt or coat, and you see yellow armpit stains? That is one of my biggest pet peeves, especially since I love wearing white in the spring and summer months. Help is here, thanks to Pit Stop Stain Remover. Say goodbye to yellow stains and hello to nice white shirts minus the armpit stains thanks to Pit Stop Armpit Stain Remover.

Pit Stop Stain Remover is a stain removal  solution that is used to get rid of them pesky underarm yellow stains & perspiration thanks to sweat. Pit Stop Stain Remover will remove the stain without damaging your clothing. It's unique formula removes the yellow stain before it sets in. Pit Stop Stain Remover is used as a pre treater to tough yellow sweat stains. You need to apply it first to pre treat,let it soak in, they wash it. Do not wash your clothing with bleach, then expect to use Pit Stop Stain Remover, and have the stain come out. After you use the bleach, it sets in the stain. Pit Stop Stain Remover is also used to treat ring around the collar. I wish I had come across this decades ago, as I could have saved many of white shirts and sweaters.

Pit Stop Stain Remover is fully guaranteed to work, or you will be reimbursed your money back. All you need to do is return the product, and your money will be returned minus the shipping. Pit Stop Stain Remover can purchased for $12.00 a bottle by clicking here. Sign up for the newsletter and you will be entered into a weekly giveaway to win a small bottle. Ten winners will be chosen. You can also read some of the testimonials here, of people who have used Pit Stop Stain Remover.

Thanks to the fine folks at Pit Spot Stain Remover for giving me the chance to experience such a unique product, something I have been looking for, for many years now. With Pit Spot Stain Remover, I no longer have to worry about the yellow stains under my arms, and can wear my white clothes as often as I like. I would refer this product to anyone and everyone!!

Until next time,


And The Winner Is.....

Congrats to Carol  &  Nancy. They were chosen as my winners in my Purex with Zout Giveaway. Thanks to all of you who entered. I wish you all could win!! I have some great giveaways coming real soon, so keep an eye out. As soon as they arrive I will share them with you. Amanda was chosen an the winner in my Vitalicious Vita Tops Sampler Box Giveaway. Congratulations to you too Amanda!! Enjoy your sweets!!! As always, thanks for stopping by my blog and entering. You rock!!

Until next time,


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Snapware Review & Giveaway

I was recently given the chance by Snapware to review a few of their products on my blog, and of course I jumped at it. Who doesn't need some nice new storage for food and or household belongings? I had heard quite a few positive compliments about Snapware, so I was eager to try it out for myself. I was sent the Snapware 3.5 cup Airtight Nesting Bowl and the Snapware Smart Store Container.
The Snapware Airtight 3.5 cup Nesting Bowl was perfect for storing left over soups, or just plain old left overs from dinner the night before. One thing that drives me nuts is when I put food or anything with liquid in it in the fridge, and it happens to get knocked over, and a day or two later, I stumble upon it knocked over, and spilled out everywhere. That drives me cuckoo!! This won't happen with Snapware.

I filled my Snapware Airtight 3.5 cup Nesting Bowl with some water, and securely sealed it, and had to do the test to see if anything would leak out. I left in like this for about an hour, and not a drop leaked out. I was very impressed. I don't think I had ever came across a bowl like this before. I would highly recommend Snapware to anyone. They carry a huge selection of food containers, storage containers, holiday storage, and even glass storage.

I also received the Snapware 17.5" x 13.5" x 11" Smart Store Container. This would definitely come in handy in any room for storage, and fits perfectly in my closet on my 18" shelf. Easy to open with handles that just pull back and pop open easy.  Snapware carries a huge selection of containers for you food, in all different sizes. Whether you need one to store your leftovers, or one to store your freshly made birthday cupcakes and cookies.  Snapware products are easy to separate and wash.

Snapware can be ordered online here, or by using the store locator to find a store in your area by clicking here. What I like the most about Snapware, is that they are givers. One of my readers will win the same exact prize that I reviewed above thanks to Snapware. All you have to do is visit Snapware , and tell me what you what else you like. This is MANDATORY and must be done for other entries to count. You must also follow me on GFC too. I do check for requirements.

Additional entries:

1) Subscribe to my email- 2 entries

2) Subscribe to my feed- 2 entries

3) Fan me on FB Networked Blogs- 2 entries

4) Fan me on FB @Sarafan2- 1 entry

5) Fan Snapware on FB1 entry

6) Follow Snapware on Twitter- 2 entries

7) Follow Sarafan2 on Twitter and Tweet daily: 1 entry each

    Snapware Review & Giveaway @Sarafan2  Ends 4/30

8) Vote for me on Picket Fence-  5 entries

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

I was given these products shown above in return for my honest opinion. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. These are my opinions and mine only. Our opinions may vary. Thanks to the fine folks at Snapware for providing me these products for review. Please refer to my disclosure policy on the right side bar at bottom. Thanks for stopping by !! I wish you all the best of luck!!

Until next time,


American Idol's loss

I'm still shocked at the elimination of Pia Toscano on American Idol last week. Listen to the video above, and tell me she should have gone home. I don't think so!! I had her pegged to win this competition  since the first time I heard her sing. How on earth could America send such talent packing??? I'll tell you the answer. Everyone  didn't vote, and we all found out what happens when you don't vote!! Bullshit!!!

Listen to Pia sing All By Myself, by Celine Dion, and tell me that girl isn't amazing!! Listen to the props at the end of the video by the judges, and their comments. Who knows, maybe the show was fixed like half of the other reality shows on television now?? Maybe this was staged so Idol could boost their ratings?? Nothing would surprise me anymore with reality television. All I know is American Idol lost the front runner, and screw the Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe. I read a statement on line where he said Pia was never the front runner.I don't believe that for one minute.

All I know is the show will go on without the beautiful Pia. Bigger and much better things will come her way. I'm hoping that she will come back for the finale and do a duet with Celion Dion. That would be awesome considering Celion is her idol !! I'm hoping that Lauren Alaina sands strong with her vocals. That girl is amazing for 16 years old, and she can sing. I can see her in the finale with Jacob and James. Who knows, we will probably have another year like the season when Danny Gokey was eliminated, and Kris Allen won. I can picture that this season with Scotty McGreery. I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens.

Until next time,


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I ♥ Blogging Wednesday Hop

It's week nine of the I ♥ Blogging Wednesday Hop hosted by Sarah, from  Moose Tracks and Tater Stacks,  Jen, from  Mom's Online Garage Sale and Mickey, from A Helicopter Mom. Each Wednesday a new linky will be posted, so stop on over, say hello and join in on the fun.

This week is all about Facebook, so all you need to do is follow all of the hosts on FB. They will follow you back. You can add the Blog Hop button to your site if you'd like, but it is not needed.The way I see it is, the more people that see it , the more followers for all of us. have fun and make some new friends!! I adore all of my blogging buds!!

Until next time,


Money Savvy Pig Savings Bank Review & Giveaway

I recently received the Money Savvy Pig Savings Bank to review, and I was  thrilled with it. I had never seen anything like this before, so I was loving the idea for a smart way to teach your kids how to save money, and with the Money Savvy Pig Bank you can do this. The Money Savvy Pig Bank comes in five colors, red,blue,pink, green & purple, and it also comes in platinum.

The Money Savvy Pig Bank was invented in 1999, by Susan Beacham and her husband Michael. Susan worked in banking, and saw that most of her clients had a tough time dealing with the basic concepts of personal finance, so in 1999, she and her husband decided to change that, and this is how the Money Savvy Pig Bank came along.

The Money Savvy Pink Bank  comes with stickers so you can label each of four chambersOne is for saving, one is for spending, one is for investing and one is for donating. The  Money Savvy Pig Bank  also comes with a sheet of stickers, so you can decide what you want to save for. It could be a car, it could be college, food, shoes,whatever you want it to be.  The chambers are easily opened on the bottom of the bank seen below.

All you have to do is turn them to the right, and voila, they open!! The money gets out through on top depending on which section you want it in. I have always liked to save my money, and have taught my child to as well, but this bank is the bomb!!  What a great way to teach children ages 4-11, how to save, spend, invest and donate as they are growing up. I only wish someone has sat me down when I was the appropriate age, and taught me how to save and invest. The Money Savvy Pig Bank has been distributed all over the globe, and the Money Savvy Kids Basic Personal Finance Curriculum is being taught in school districts, including Canada and Europe. My hat goes off to Susan ans her husband Michael for coming up with such an awesome teaching product. With the Money Savvy Pig Bank, we can teach our future generation how to save, and invest, and what this can do for you. You'd be surprised how much change and dollars can add up so quickly. I know I like to fill things up, so myself and my niece will be filling this cute little Money Savvy Pig Bank together.

Money Savvy Generation also carries banks in football, and the cow. They also carry books, games ,videos & spare sticker sheets if you run out. You can check out the store locater on the left hand side of their blog, and it tells you where you can find the products in your state. You can also shop online by clicking here. The people at Money Savvy Generation are givers, and not only have they given me the Money Savvy Pig Bank, but they are also giving one of my readers one too. All you have to do is stop over at Money Savvy Generation and tell me something you learned their. This is MANDATORY and must be done for other entries to count. You must also follow me on GFC too!!!

Additional entries:

1) Subscribe to my email-2 entries

2) Subscribe to my feed-3 entries

3) Fan me on FB @Sarafan2- 2 entries

4) Fan Money Savvy Generation on FB- 1 entry

5) Fan me on FB Networked Blogs- 3 entries

6) Vote for me on Picket Fence- 5 entries

7) Follow Sarafan2 on Twitter and Tweet daily:  1  entry each

    Money Savvy Generation Pig Bank
     Review & Giveaway @Sarafan2 
     Ends 4/26

8) Blog about this with a link back to me, or put this on a linky- 5 entries

Thanks to all of you for stopping by and entering my giveaway. You will be happy if you are the one who wins this adorable piggy bank. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. I was provided with product for my honest opinions. Please refer to my disclosure policy on right hand side at bottom of blog. I will not be held responsible for lost items, or items not received. The prizes are being shipped straight from the company!!  You must be 18 to enter this giveaway. Open to U.S. only!!! Good Luck to all of you!! I wish you all could win!! Stop back and check out my latest giveaways here at Sarafan2. Your the best followers ever!!

Good Luck,


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

I have some winners to announce here @Sarafan2. Congratulations to Pam, she was the winner of my Enstrom's Candy. Rajee was the winner on my Stride Femme Everyday Underwear Giveaway, and the five winners in my Salon Pas Arthritis Patches Giveaway were Denise, Mary, Erin, Wendy & Terry. Congrats to all of my winners. Your prizes are in the mail. Stop by and check out my latest giveaways here @Sarafan2. You can't win if you don't enter. I have some fabulous giveaways coming real soon, so stay tuned for the details!! As always, thank for stopping by and entering my giveaways!! My followers rock!!

Until next time,


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hr Review & Giveaway

As part of being a Buzz Agent I get to try new products out before they hit shelves. When I heard about Maybelline Super Stay 24 Color I was Psyched. Who doesn't like to wear lipstick? I know I do, and one of my biggest pet peeves is having to reapply your lip color through out the day if you want it be noticeable. The first time I tried it, I absolutely fell in love with it, and I mean fell in love. The Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hr Color was my new best friend! Where can you go and find a lip color that would serve as two purposes and stay on all day ? I could still see the lip color on my lips in the evening, and my lips didn't get all cakey, or clumped on like they normally do.

I received a few different colors of Maybelline Super Stay 24 HR Color to sample. My favorite color was by far the Forever Chestnut. All you need to do with the Maybelline Super Stay 24 HR Color is apply the lip color, wait a few minutes so it can dry, then apply the lip conditioning balm to seal in the softness. Once you put the lip balm on your lips are feeling so smooth, and they stay that way for quite some time. You can reapply your lip balm as needed. You know what is really neat? Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Lip Color comes in a variety of 30 different colors, and they are awesome. They can be purchased online here, or you can purchase them at your local Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Target and even Sears. They are reasonably priced at around $8.00. That's a bargain if you ask me, because I have seen some lip colors go for $15.00, and that's a bit steep for me but if it's good stuff, then I will pay the money for it.

What's really neat is that I'm going to give one of you a chance to win one of these fine lip colors yourself. All you have to do is tell me what color you would like to try here. You must also be a GFC follower here. I do check too. This is  MANDATORY and must be done in order for other entries to count.

Additional entries:

1) Subscribe to my email- 2 entries

2) Subscribe to my feed- 1 entry

3) Fan me on FB @Sarafan2 - 2 entries

4) Fan me on FB Networked Blogs- 2 entries

5) Vote for me on Picket Fence (comments appreciated)- 3 entries

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

    Maybelline Super Stay 24 HR Lip Color Review & Giveaway
    @Sarafan2     Ends 4/23

7) Blog about this giveaway with a link back to me, or add it to a linky- 5     entries

Thanks to the wonderful folks over at Buzz Agent for giving me the chance to review these fine products. I was not compensated monetarily for this review. I was provided samples  in return for my honest opinion. One winner will be chosen. You must be 18 to enter. Open to the U.S. only!! Thanks again to Buzz Agent!! Please refer to my disclosure policy on the right hand side at the bottom of my blog. Thanks for stopping by @Sarafan2. Feel free to enter my giveaways while your here! I have some fabulous ones coming soon so stay tuned!!!

Until next time,


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I'm so excited as I near 500 followers at Sarafan2. I remember back when I started blogging, and reaching 100 followers was my goal. Well, I have passed 100, 200, 300,now 400, and I'm working up to 500 followers. When I reach 500 followers I will be having a giveaway for all my followers. I'm not sure what it will be, but anyone that knows me, knows my taste is good.

I thank each and every one of you for following me @Sarafan2. You are what has made my blog successful. Thank you all to my terrific sponsors. I appreciate all of our kindness shown towards me. You guys rock!! Stop by, and say hello. Have your friends come by and say hello. I love to read all  your comments.

Until next time,


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Barefoot In November Is A Must Read Memoir!! You Won't Put It Down!!

I just have to share this great news with all my readers. My cousin Ben Carey, just released his Memoir Barefoot In November. It is available on Amazon for $14.95. This is a story about a young man who was living the American Dream, working , raising a family, feeling great and one day was faced with life threatining news that he had an Aortic Aneursym at age 37. This was the very same diagnosis that took the life of the very funny John Ritter.

Ben was about to become a father for the third time when faced with this life changing diagnosis. He couldn't put this off, as the doctor told him that he needed open heart surgery to repair this. His life would change at that very moment. Inside his Memoir he talks about the roller coaster of a ride this was, and how his friends and family helped him make it through this. Ben was a very athletic, and in shape guy. He worked out all the time, liked to run, and even ate healthy. How could this be happening to him? His brother had faced heart problems at birth , was this genetic?

I read this book, and let me tell you,  I couldn't put it down. This Memoir is a must read for all. It goes to show you that your life could change in a matter of a minute. Ben was lucky to have survived this , but there are many that don't. You don't get a warning with this!  Be proactive!! If you don't feel right, having chest pain, or you know something isn't right, then go to get it checked. Thanks to Ben's wife Nicole for pushing him to go to the doctors as he was feeling fatigued more than usual. If she didn't push him to go get this checked, Ben's doctor told him that he would have  been dead in less than a month. A year later after surgery, Ben has recovered amazingly well,and him and his wife Nicole ran the NY City Marathon. I'm thinking this was about 26 miles that him and his wife ran. How awesome is that??  After having open heart surgery, a year later your running a marathon. Along side of Ben and Nicole was Dr. Allan Stewart, his surgeon who performed his open heart surgery. I felt that Ben was in great hands. I can't tell you how extremely proud I am of him and his wife!!

This book will not only inspire you, but will give you some laughs of Ben's life, and just how he see's things. I know I chuckled quite a few times. Heck if I was told I needed open heart surgery, I would say the "F" word too. Please pick a copy of this amazng Memoir up at today. It could save your life.  You will be happy you did. Thanks for stopping by here !! I appreciate all of your support!! Have a great day!! You are the best followers anyone could ask for.

Until next time,


Friday, April 1, 2011

Surfin' Saturdays Blog Hop

I just came across this awesome looking Blog Hop called  Surfin' Saturdays. Th Blog Hop is hosted by Chubby Cheeks Thinks, Two Monkeys & a Wash Tub, And Then There Were Four, A Coupon Challenge and Dandy Giveaway.

Each week they will host a different social network. Check back each Saturday to see where they will be. Only link up with the network that is being hopped that week. Follow the first five hostesses and leave a comment. They will follow you back! Please no SPAM!! Grab the code for the Surfin' Saturday Blog Hop and display it proudly on your blog. Help spread the word. The more people , he more fun the Blog Hop is. This week is GFC. Only link up if you have a way to follow back.

Have fun and Happy Saturday,


Vitalicious Vita Tops Review & Giveaway

I recently received a Super Sampler box of Vitalicious products at my door ,and I couldn't have been any happier. I wasted no time on breaking into this huge box of products I received from Vitalicious. Let me tell you a bit about Vitalicious products. Vitalicious Inc. is the market leader of innovative "vital and delicious" baked goods that promote a healthy lifestyle, without sacrificing taste. First to market with 100-calorie servings, Vitalicious  is leading the way to a holistic approach to maximize satisfaction with minimum calories, with products that are low fat and high in fiber and nutrients.

Vitalicious was founded in 1999 and sells a variety of unique, healthy, value-added baked goods under the Vitamuffin, VitaTop, VitaBrownie ,VitaCake, VitaMuffinMix Trademarks. The mission at Vitalicious is to make healthy and delicious tasting snacks that are fortified with minerals and essential vitamins.

Inside this box was filled with a variety of  Vitalicious products  including Vita Top Muffins, and a box of Vitalicious Brownies which come in a box of 16, and are delicious.  After I tried the Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip Vita Top Muffin, I thought I was in heaven. I have never tasted something that was so good as this was and only had 100 calories in it. I couldn't believe how it tasted. It was right out of the refridgerator, so it was cold, and it tasted just as good as a snickers bar, but with half the calories and fat. I'll tell you each day I put a hurting on that box, as I was trying to find my favorite flavor. I tried Apple Crumb, Pumpkin Spice, Chocolate Mint, Bran, Pumpkin Spice and many others, but my two favorites were Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip & Chocolate Mint Chip.

Vitalicious also carries a selection of muffins which are slso 100 calories and & less than 2 grams of fat per serving. You can eat your Muffins or Vita Tops right from the freezer after they have defrosted for 30 minutes or so, you can put them in the toaster to warm them up or you can leave them in your refridgerator like I did, and pull them out one at a time and eat them cold. These were a big hit in my house. I let some company try them also and they were pleasently surpried at the terrific taste.

Check out the calories and fat contents on Vitalicious products. 100 calories per serving, less than 2 grams of fat per serving. The breakfast sandwiches have 150 calories per serving, 2 grams of fat and less than 400 miligrams of sodium which you have to watch especially if you have hypertension like me. As soon as I finish my sampler box of Vita Top Muffins and Vita Brownies, I will venture over to my local Stop & Shop and pick up some Breakfast Sandwiches. I will let you know how they taste.

Vitalicious products can be found by using the store locater here. You can also purchase Vitalicious products on line at their website here. The package comes delivered right to your door from UPS, and if your as lucky as I am, you might just have a handsome UPS driver who greets you with a smile.

What I love about Vitalicious is that they are givers, and are giving the same sampler box that I received to one of my loyal readers. All you have to do is tell me which Vitalicious product you would like to try? This is MANDATORY and must be done first, or other entries won't cont. You must also follow me on GFC. This contest is open to U.S. only and you must be 18 to enter.

Additional entries:

1) Subscribe to my email- 2 entries

2) Subscribe to my feed- 2 entries

3) Follow Vitalicious on FB- 1 entry

4) Follow Vitalicious on Twitter- 1 entry

5) Fan Sarafan2 on FB2 entries

6) Follow Vitamuffin on Twitter- 1 entry

7) Fan me on FB Networked Blogs- 2 entries

8) Vote for me on Picket Fence- 3 entries

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

     Vitalicious Sampler Pack Review & Giveaway
    @Sarafan2  Ends 4/15

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

I received this Sampler Box in return for my honest opinion of this product. I was not compensated monetarily for this review!! These are my opinions and mine only. Our opinions may vary. Stop over at Vitalicious and check out their fabulous items. You will be gad you did. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Vitalicious for giving me this opportunity to try such fine quality products. Good Luck to all who enter!! Who knows, it might just be your lucky day.

Until next time,


Happy April Fools Day !!

My favorite day of the year has arrived. I have always loved April Fools Day and the chance I get to pull pranks on anyone I can. I have already pulled jokes on a few today. One of the jokes backfired on me. My brother came over to visit and about an hour after he was here, I told him that his tire was flat. He didn't jump or say a word. So a bit later I told him that a police officer was giving him a ticket and that made him jump. Of course I said "April Fools" as I laughed so hard. I asked him why he didn't jump when I told him about his tire , his reply was" My friend told me yesterday that my tire was a bit low on air, so I already knew". Anyways, I'm off to see who else I can pull a fast one over today. I hope you all enjoy your day, and see how many you can pull a fast one on yourself. I love the reactions I get. It's April 1st(spring that is), and we are expecting snow today. Ugh.. Enjoy your day all!!

I quit,


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