Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Take On DWTS Week 2

Here we are at week 2 of the competition and the second couple to go home was Elizabetta & Val. I had a very strong feeling that it would be them going home this week after the first week of the competition, and it just didn't appear to me that Elizabetta had the dance in her.. She was as nervous as could be and the judges picked up on that. I was hoping that she would have stuck around a few weeks so I could have seen just how far she would come, but the audience had different plans for her.
I thought that Elizabetta & Val made a  darn great looking dance couple. I was so proud of how far she came with her quick step routine on week 2. She ended up with 3 sevens from he judges, and they all noticed how very much of an improvement she had done. I guess  it just wasn't in the cards for them, and being that this was Val's first season on DWTS, he didn't really appear to have the fan base. I'm sure they will be back  dancing in the finale.

As much as I adore Anna Trebunskaya and her dance partner Carson , they could have done without the outfits this week. I wonder who picked them anyways, That Carson is a pistol, and I'll tell you he sure has got the groove for the dance floor, and with having Anna as a partner, he couldn't have asked for a better partner. As geeky as Carson looked last night, he gives it his all each week, and he has such a positive attitude with the whole competition. If he wants to stay in the competition week after week, he needs to step up his game, and give it his all each week. I think he might stay around a few more weeks. We will have to see how he does, and how the judges react to his dancing. Anna has yet to win the Mirror Ball, and I would really lie to see that happen, but there are better dancers with a larger following than Carson.

Cheryl & Rob K. really brought it this week
with their Jive. I see them two getting pretty far in his competition, and possibly into the finale. If Rob continues to work hard, and takes the judges comments to heart, and of course is on his game with Cheryl, I really see him improving week after week. Carrie Ann made me laugh when she announced on the show last night that Rob K. was a better dancer than his sister Kim Kardashian. She is right, he is a much better dancer, and he seems to have better judgement, and a nicer personality too. Work hard Rob & listen to the Cheryl, the 2 time Mirror Ball Champ! I'm sure she wants to add #3 to her collection, and that would be as awesome for Rob K. You can tell that he wants this, and is working his butt off.
I was thrilled when Nancy & Tristan were safe this week also. My votes went to them and Tony & Chynna. I'm seeing a much softer side of Nancy on the dance floor with Tristan. She really is doing quite well, and for this being Tristan's first season, I'm thinking that Nancy has quite the following behind her. Keep it coming guys , as I want to see how much she grows week after week. I would love to see Nancy & Tristan in the free style dance. We know you have it prosecutor, now bring it!!

Lastly, I'm thrilled to see how amazingly well Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani are doing. That chic is really into this competition, and she is one feisty gal too.  She definitely wants to with this competition, and I'm pretty sure that we will be seeing them in the final 3 or so. Tony D. has yet to win the Mirror Ball. He has been so close, and he got robbed a few seasons ago when him and the gal from The Hills TV show were sent home way too early in the competition, considering they were the best dancers on the show. If you like a dancer, them please vote for them. Do NOT just think that they are safe because they danced well. We all now that don't mean nothing! We have seen it way to many times before, so Vote Vote Vote!! Don't forget to call in your votes on your land line,and voting is only open for like half an hour, so do it before your time is up. You can also vote online at the DWTS website.

Thank for stopping by and reading about DWTS. I always love it when my followers stop by. Please feel free to leave me a comment and let me now if you are watching DWTS this season, and what you think about it??? Who do you think will win this season, and who do you want to win this season?? Good luck to all of the dancers, and thanks for making my Mondays happy again!!

Until next Monday,

Friday, September 23, 2011

Infiniti Pro by Conair Spin Air Brush Giveaway

I have been a huge fan of Conair products for decades now , using Curling Irons,Blow Dryers and Flatterers, and I have never been dissatisfied any of their products.  I recently was given the chance to try out the Infiniti Pro by Conair Spin Air Brush, and Icouldn't have been any more happier. This baby is a beauty, and I love it. It took quite a few times of getting used to, but I got the hang of it,and it is all I use now if I'm getting dolled up to go out somewhere. Below is what I received in the mail.
Here are some of the features that the Infiniti Pro by Conair Spin Air Brush features:

~ it volumizes your shine as you dry

~ less frizz, fast  smooth results

~ tangle free antistatic bristles polish & smooth hair

~ ceramic barrel emits even heat, adding body & volume

~ releases up to 100xmore concentrated ions than ions created
   from natural sources, to help reduce frizz and enhance shine!

~protects hair   from damage&seals in moisture for smooth, silky shine

~◦2 heat settings plus cool setting for all hair types

~ Removable lint filter-allows cleanup and extends motor life

~ Limited three year warranty

Check out this video below to see how the Pro by Conair Spin Air Brush works.

I, myself, had to take some time getting used to the Infiniti Pro Spin Air Brush. With having long hair,I had to section it off piece by piece so it wouldn't get tangled in the brush. There is an on and off switch, and you can control the temperature to cool, low or high. There two buttons on the Infiniti Pro Spin Air Brush by Conair,which control the way you roll you hair while you are drying it.I usually start with rolling under, then once it's dry I take sections and roll it over! Here is a pic of me trying to get the hang of it below.
With The Infiniti Pro by Conair Spin Air Brush, by the time I was done trying to figure it out, and dry my hair,it did take some time, so if you have alot of hair like mine, they you will need some time to dry it. When my hair was all done being dried, it had the most healthiest, and shiny look ever, and for once I can say there actually wasn't any frizz at all, which was a huge plus for me, as my hair is always frizzy. I also loved the sleeklook that I was left with.i I am happy to say that I enjoy using this brush, and I do quite often as I love the way it leaves my hair feeling. This brush could be used for short or long hair. It will get the job done.

Would anyone of you bloggers out there like to win one of these beauties, because Conair has generously given me one to give to my readers. Just tell me if you have ever heard of this before, and if you havee used Conair products. This is MANDATORY and must be done first in order for other entries to count. You must follow me on GFC too. I do check also. This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only,and you must be 18 to enter.

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Much thanks to Conair for giving me the chance to review such a fine product. I use my Infiniti Pro by Conair Spin Brush often. I was not compensated monetarily for this review. I was sent a product in return for my honest opinion. Your opinions might vary from mine. Please refer to my disclosure policy on the bottom right hand side of my blog. Thanks for stopping by and entering this awesome giveaway. One of my readers will be very happy to own one of these!! Please include an email in each entry so I can contact you should you win. Thanks so much for stopping by and entering my giveaways! My followers are by far the best!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Take On DWTS Season 13 Week 1

Week one has come and gone and so has "Metta World Peace" formerly known as Ron Artest & his ever so gorgeous dancing partner Peta. I can see why Ron had a hard time keeping her dance moves straight with her. She is a bombshell beauty!! I was pretty sure that it would be Ron and Peta,or Val & Elisabetta leaving the competition on week 1, as they both has low scores, and just seem not to have the rhythm needed to dance.

I'm hoping to see some better dancing from these two in the weeks to come. We all know that there is a heck of alot of talent between Max & Val, so I'm hoping Val can forget the beauty long enough to teach her how to dance. To me, she just didn't seen to have any rhythm or musicality at all. It looked like she was lost most of the time. Better weeks to come I hope for the two of them!!!

I couldn't wait until the former prosecutor made it out on the floor with her dance partner Tristen. We all know how tough she can be, so I was eager to see her loosen up a bit and put it out there for millions of viewers to see. Her best fans were her husband and twins routing her on. I think it was a first tough week for her, but since she was saved by all of her fans,I'm hoping that she will come out pretty strong next week. She still needs to loosen up and smile !~
Lastly I have to give mad props to my boy Tony Dovolani & his beautiful partner Chynna Phillips. I have been a huge Tony fan for many seasons, and have watched him come so darn close only to be sent home. He has been on DWTS each and every season,so I really want to see him snag that Mirror Ball this season.I couldn't have been any prouder of the way they danced their first dance. What an elegant dance it was. Chynna looked like a pro. They amazingly ended up with a 22 , which put them on top of the leaderbord with Karina & JR Martinez. I hope to see bigger and better things from them each week. Tony & Chynna will surely have my vote each week.

I'm also routing for Cheryl & Rob K. this season. I think they danced pretty well for their first time out, considering Rob is the shy, mommas boy, and now dancing in front of 20+ million viewers. I really think that the outburst from his sister Khloe was very uncalled for and not needed one bit. Did she forget that she wasn't on her reality show for a moment? I pray to god that we don't have to hear or see that each week! Common Rob,bring them moves to the dance floor, and show us what our momma gave you. Cheryl is longing for Mirror Ball # 3, and I know you have it in you Rob, so let's see some magic. I plan on seeing you  with in the finale Rob and Cheryl, and of course Tony & Chynna, maybe Lacey & Chaz too! That Chaz Bono is one determined person!!

Lastly I will say that this season seems to be a bit boring for me. I was looking so much forward to it, but I'm feeling a bit bored so far. I'm hoping that this changes week after week. Am I the only one feeling this way? I say they get the whole All My Children crew on and dance since they are out of a job!! Now that would be neat and they are all celebrities!! What do you think about that?I hope DWTS doesn't disappoint this season. We will have to wait and see. Check back each week for my update!!! Thanks for stopping by!!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Returns

Dancing With The Stars returns tonight on ABC at 8 p.m. EST, and guess who is thrilled beyond words??? That would be me!! Dancing With The Stars is by all time my favorite show ever!! Since the end of last season I swear I just have not been the same at all, and come each Monday & Tuesday evenings I'm bored out of my mind with DWTS. After all who wants to watch a bunch  of vindictive people on reality shows like The Bachelor Pad and The Bachelor & The Bachelorette. I don't know about you but I'm so sick of seeing ABC taping people at their breaking points. Look at Micheal & Holly and the Blake stunt on The Bachelor Pad  when they crowned the winner. That was despicable of them to play that all out!! With DWTS it surely won't be like that.

So who will you be routing for this season? I'm surely going to be voting for my all time favorite Tony Dovolani & Chynna Phillips. I pray to god that he can win this season. He has come so close to get eliminated in the finale. Another one I will be watching is Tristan & Nancy Grace and Cheryl Burke & Rob Kardashian. I like Rob & Nancy as celebrities,so I'm hoping that they can bring it this season. Let's see if Rob really isn't that mommas boy, and see how Cheryl can whip him in shape. I hope she does!! Cheryl is a two time champ, and I'm sure she wants too catch up to Derek Hough, a three time champ. Also Nancy Grace is the queen in the court room, and phenomenal if I must say, so I'm hoping she can bring all she has to the dance floor.Only 8 hours and counting until it all begins!! Yee hah!! I will also be watching how the personalities play out, and if I see any of that attitude Kendra Wilkinson displayed, I might just be voting for someone else. Here's to a good season on DWTS, and a injury free one too. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Stay tuned each week as I will be blogging about the season from time to time!! I adore my followers, so Thanks!!

Until next time,

Sunday, September 18, 2011

My Favorite Idol Lauren Alaina

I'm not sure if any one you remember chatting with me about American Idol before but my heart was broken because Lauren Alaina didn't win. While they both were very good singers, I really wanted to see a 16 year old Georgia gal win it! I always knew deep down that bigger and better thing would come for her. Who ever finishes as runner up has always seems to do better career wise later on. With the American Idol Tour all wrapped up now, I can't imagine how very much fun they all had. I know that her mom was by her side each step of the way.

So what's next for the beautiful Lauren Alaina? She has her debut album coming out on October 11, 2011. If your thinking of buying her debut album, then head on over to her site by clicking here ,and you will get some freebies with it Not too shabby right? Lauren has put many of smiles on my face with her music, and I can't see what' to come in her future. Thanks to her family for being with her every step of the way. You put your daughters career first, and it sure paid off big time!! Thanks for stopping by, and reading my blog. Check out my latest giveaways while your here!!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Shed Monster "As Seen On TV" Review & Giveaway

Have you ever heard of the Shed Monster?? I had never heard of it until recently, when I received the Shed Monster courtesy of Jarden Consumer Solutions. Since I have two cats one with short hair, and one with long hair,I was sent one of each. My cats couldn't get enough of it, after all who doesn't like to have a good comb out every once in awhile??

The Shed Monster  "As Seen On TV" has smooth edges to protect,and keep from irritating your fur babies skin.It is good for all shedding breads, and has been used by professional groomers for years. The Shed Monster removes shedding fur while carving through mats & tangles. The stainless steel teeth penetrate deep into your fur babies coat. The Shed Monster has smooth edges so it massage against your cats skin. It glides through the healthy fur to get to the deep undercoat, and let me tell you my longer haired coat, well she definitely had some serious undercoat as you will see in pics below.Check out the video below of the Shed Monster and how it works.

So what do yo think? DO you think your cats would like it? I sure know that mine did. I will share a few pics I snapped while combing my wonderful cats Erica's & Pretzel.Erica has the white hair, and Pretzel is my Tiger Cat with the short hair. They are both always liking it when I give them a comb. My cats are always using every piece of furniture as scratching posts for their claws and just getting a good old scratch, so I'm happy to have the Shed Monster in my house.
Here is a picture of my baby Erica, and when I say baby I mean baby. She walks upon my chest and plops down just to be nurtured. She has longer hair and let me tell you I have never seen a cat shed like this before. Just from petting her and giving her neck a good old scratch,I always am left covered with white cat hair, which doesn't help out too much with my asthma. When anyone comes to visit me, and are wearing a black shirt, they normally leave my house with a black and white shirt. The Shed Monster has come in very handy for me, and as you can see it does a good job picking up alot of cat hair at a time.That was just about one of five times or so that I combed her coat,and each time the brush was full. The Shed Monster is a bit heavy to hold in your hand , but it does it's job, and my cats seem to like it,so it's a keeper with me.

Here is my other fur baby Pretzel. She is the older cat in the family, and the one with the short hair,so when I use the Shed Monster  on her, I didn't have
that much hair come off as with my longer haired cat pictured above. She didn't mind me using it on her, but she is 11 years old now, and when you get near her spine area, she doesn't  particularly care for it, and with the weight of the comb, I had to be extra careful as I didn't want to hurt her. Overall she didn't seem too bothered.

The Shed Monster can be purchase online for $19.99 plus $7.99 for  shipping and handling. You can also receive a Deluxe 5 piece Grooming Kit free when you pay  only $7.99 for shipping& handling.How cool is that? What's even cooler is that Jarden Consumer Solutions is generously giving one of my readers a chance to win one also. All you have to do is Like Shed Monster on FB and tell them who sent you. This is MANDATORY and must be done first in order for other entries to count. You must also follow me on GFC!! Open To U.S. residents only. You must b 18 to enter this giveaway!

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lots of Lovin' Weekend Blog Hop

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Returns In Less Than 1 Week!

Anyone that follows my blog knows that I'm a huge fan of DWTS, and with it's return in less than one week I'm eagerly counting down the days, then I will be in heaven. You should see me when the show comes on. I get up and clap and sing,and act like a fool. That is by far my all time favorite show, and another thing I tell my friends & family is don't call me between8-10 p.m. unless it's urgent, and I don't mean needing a babysitter for your kid. Below is a picture of the new cast when ABC announced them on The Bachelor Pad a few weeks ago.
I'm pretty excited with the new cast. It doesn't seem like it will be a drama filled season like it was with Bristol Palin or Kate Gosselin.I give alot of credit to Chaz Bono for dancing. He is probably the most out of shape right now with all of his changes going on in his body, but he is determined to lose the weight, and he said he has already lost five pounds, so kudos to you Chaz, and screw everyone else and their opinions. I think that I will see you in the finale at the end. You are a very determined person, and I know you will do good. Lacey will whip you into shape for sure so watch out!!

So what do you think about Nancy Grace competing?I happen to like her and her ways very much. She is a straight shooter and tells it as it is. I can't wait to see how she does on the dance floor with the ever so gorgeous Tristan Mac Manus. For those of you who don't know him I think this is his first time ever performing on DWTS. I have never seen him perform before, especially to a former prosecutor.You better watch out Tristan as Nancy will probably  have you on your toes.I'm so much looking forward to seeing you two dance together, and it will be interesting to watch the two of you dance,so bring it on baby because I'm readier than ever. Nancy will have to give up her power just for a bit if she wants to win the Mirror Ball. Nancy, shake what your momma gave you girl.

Another one that I will be watching closely this season is Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy. Now this is one hot couple!! Elisabetta was formerly George Clooney's girlfriend for a few years,and a model,has now moved to LA, and performing on DWTS.Now this chic is on damn good shape, and I think she might have a bit of dance experience,so of course this will give her a better chance on the dance floor.I'm thrilled to have Maks' brother Val on the show. I have seen him and Maks dance before, but never in a competition and for the Mirror Ball Trophy! All I know is between Val& Elisabetta there will be some raging hormones on that dance floor.How much you want to bet they will be dating by shows end?? We will see what happens pretty soon won't we? ABC did a good job this year pairing up the couples for sure!!!
Another couple I will be watching closely is Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke. We all know that Cheryl is a two time Mirror Ball winner, and a perfectionist, so she will be giving Rob a run for his money for sure. I can't wait to see what dancing does to Rob as a person. On his show Keeping Up With The Kardashians he is the only brother, and kind of like the baby in the family. Sometimes I think he acts a little entitled, but overall I like him. I pray to god that he does better than his sister Kim. Wasn't she voted off on the first week?? I hope Rob is ready for Cheryl to turn him into a dancer , because she is a perfectionist and it shows 100% on the dance floor. That chic has one heck of a body..I hope Rob can keep his focus and his eye on the'm sure we will be seeing the whole Kardashian clan week after week. I hope ABC leaves the spotlight on Rob & Cheryl !!

So with all being said, I'm super excited about DWTS starting in less than a week, and you can expect me to be blogging about it week after week. I sure love to give my opinions, and if you know me I don't hold back!!! My pick for the finale as of now without even seeing anyone dance is Val & Elisabetta, Cheryl& Rob, Lacey& Chaz and Tony & Chynna. This doesn't mean that I'm not a fan of Maks or Kym because I am for sure,and Karina too, but I'm just giving an early pick for who I'm thinking might make it to the finally.What are your thought? Stop by and tell me as I'd love to hear. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. My fans mean the world and back to me, so thanks from the bottom of my heart!! Time for some DANCING!!!! Bring it baby!! Here's to a great season.

A huge DWTS fan for life,

Saturday, September 10, 2011

September 11, 2011- 10 Years Later-Gone But Not Forgoten

I remember the day as clear as can be, that is September 11, 2001. I remember exactly what I was doing at the moment, and what I ha just witnesses. Our nation was in terror. NYC win Towers had both just been attacked, and shortly after a third plane would attack the Pentagon In Washington. What was happening to our country, and what Had I just witnessed? On this brisk morning, I'm thinking it was on a Tuesday, I was at breakfast with my mom and sister. We were at our local bowling alley sitting right in front of the TV's. With what we just witnessed and what was to come, My body was numb and I was speechless. I wasn't working that day, so I raced over to my sons school to inform them what had just happened. Well before you knew it the phones were ringing off the wall, and parents were showing up in dozens to remove their kids from school. They wanted them to be with them safe. Whatever we said to them on the phone didn't matter. They thought the school could be next. It was frightening and plain old terrible. The TV's were not on so the kids didn't get to see it,but before long they were catching on, as everyone was acting strange.
This is what took place at 8:46 a.m & 9:13 a.m. that fateful morning on September 11, 2001. NYC  Twin Towers were attacked right in front of my eyes. The feelings of horror that I had, the depression that kicked in, the nightmares I had of those people who weren't lucky enough to make it out as the building burned like an inferno, and eventually crumbled into one big pile of rumble. Some jumped out of windows to their deaths. I don't think I would have stuck around to burn to death. They were brave souls let me tell you.What became of the city when the buildings crumbled, was unbelievable. People were scurrying anywhere to be safe. They were running from the smoke hat was chasing right their way. Look at the photo below to see what I mean.

The first fighters and first responders carry this man to safety. Look at the smoke and white smog everywhere. I can't imagine what that was doing to their lungs. They were happy to be alive. The police, fire fighters, and all of the brave souls that perished on that fateful day will be remembered always for their bravery! The heroes that took over Flight 93 to try to stop it from hitting the Pentagon all lost their lives being brave. The chillen phone calls from men calling home to their wives telling them they wouldn't be coming home, and that they loved them, the messages left on voice machines for loved ones. Let us not forget the brave men who had children on the way, when he lost their lives. I saw a Barbara Walters television special about all of the 9/11 kids now ad then. What they had grown into was nothing less than amazing individuals. The single moms who raised their families without their husbands. I could go on and on talking about such a terrible tragedy that the world faced on the fateful day on September 11, 2001.

All  know is that I'm happy to see the county has started to rebuild, their our plaques with each person who perished name on it, and the country has reached out to help these individuals who lost so much. As President George Bush did say "Yes, we will get though this", and he was right about that! SO here on this Sunday, September 11, 2011, ten years after that fateful day, we as a nation, pull together to remember the thousands who lost their lives on that crazy day, what they gave for us, their freedom for ours. You will always be n my heart along with all of the families affected by this. So at 8:46 a.m this morning and 9:13 a.m., I will take a moment and remember each and every one of you and how you sacrificed your life for others. Thank you all for your bravery, and heroism! I  will never forget it.

"Learn A Ton When School Is Fun" Totino's BTFE Giveaway

Thanks to Totino's through My Blog Spark I was lucky enough to receive a Totino's Learn A Ton Prize Pack to review her on my blog. This school year, Totino’s® is giving away one million Bonus Box Tops (equivalent to $100,000)to help bring fun ideas to life both inside and outside of the classroom, through the "Learn a Ton when School is Fun" sweepstakes:

This school year, four participating schools in the Box Tops for Education(BTFE) program will each win 250,000 Bonus Box Tops, equivalent to
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Fun is an essential part of learning. Continue to help make your kid’s learning environment more fun and exciting by taking advantage of these simple opportunities from Totino’s – enter the "Learn a Ton when School is Fun" sweepstakes for your chance to win 250,000 Bonus Box Tops, and serve up a quick and delicious after-school snack with Totino’s Party Pizza and Pizza Rolls Snacks, while collecting double Box Tops from each. You can also check out these videos from a group of Totino’s Fun-Atics, Box Tops Coordinators who are bringing fun to their local schools.

I'm a huge Totino's fan at my house. You will always find them in my freezer at all times, whether it will be Totino's Pizza, Totino's Rolls or the new Totino's Pizza Stuffers. My son and I  like to have these for a snack when we have that hunger feeling. I'm also a huge collector of box tops for education. At my son's school, the teacher would have a  pizza party for which ever class brought in the most. Let me tell you that the kids loved the competition, and in return the box tops would help the school with new items that were needed. For every box top collected, the school would earn 10 cents.

What is one of your child's fun memories in school when they helped the school with collecting box tops for education? Did they celebrate in any way?

What type of fun project they would use the 250,000 Bonus Box Tops ($25,000 value) to fund if they won the Totino’s "Learn a Ton when School is Fun" sweepstakes?

Inside my prize pack included: 

One Totino’s "Learn a Ton when School is Fun" prize pack which includes: a Brain Quest Smart! Game, Micro Rubik’s® Cube Key Holder, a draw string backpack, and coupons for a free package of Totino’s Pizza Rolls Snacks, Totino’s Party Pizza and new Totino’s Pizza Stuffers.

Not only has Totino's through My Blog Spark generously given me the chance to review their scrumptious products, they are giving one of my readers a chance to win the very same prize pack pictured above. All you have to do is Like Totino's on FB, and leave me a comment on my blog letting me know you did. This is MANDATORY and must be done first in order for other entries to count. You must also follow me on GFC. This contest is open to U.S. residents only, and you must be 18 to enter. Please include your email with each entry should you win I can get ahold of you.

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Much appreciation to Totino's through My Blog Spark for providing me with the prize pack above to review here on my blog. I was not paid monetarily for my review. These are my opinions, and mine only. Your opinions may vary from mine. I was not swayed in any way to write a positive review. Please refer to my disclosure policy on the bottom right hand side of my blog. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my giveaways. I have some cool ones coming, so keep an eye out for them. Good Luck to you all!!

Until next time,

Friday, September 9, 2011

I Have Some Winners ...

I have some winners for my Nicole Lee Handbag & my Vitalicious Muffins Giveaways. Congratulations to Katarina & Jill. Katarina was the lucky winner of my Nicole Lee Handbag and she was one happy winner. Jill was the lucky winner of my Vitalicious Muffins Giveaway. Thanks to everyone who entered !! Check out my latest giveaways going on. If you haven't won yet keep trying, as your day will soon come. Please remember to include your email in your entries so I can contact you should you win. Thanks!!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sunny Seat Cat Bed Review & Giveaway

Have you ever heard of the Sunny Seat before?? I hadn't until I recently received it in the mail Thanks to Jarden Consumer Solutions. My cats couldn't be any happier. All it takes is just a few minutes to snap together and voila, your cats can bask in the sun in their new Sunny Seat. Check out this awesome video below courtesy of Sunny Seat as seen on T.V.

When I received the Sunny Seat Cat Bed in the mail I immediately took it out out the box and put it together. Now what cat doesn't like to sit in the sun? I know my cats sit in the sun every chance they cat, so with the new Sunny Seat they are in heaven. I was a bit leery at first as one of my cats is a beast weighing almost 20 pounds. I know that is alot for a cat to weigh, but this is what happened after she got fixed. She is my pretty Siamese Erica. The Sunny Seat comes with four large suction cups and is designed to attach it to your window.It holds up to 40 pounds, so that is enough for both of my cats to sit on, and believe me the Sunny Seat is big enough too. I chose my living room window door, as my cats like looking out the door for the birds and other cats in the area. The Sunny Seat comes with a cloth material cover for the cats to sit on. I know my cats love laying on nice warm and fuzzy items, so I threw a cat bed made of fleece on it so they could lay on it. That was all they needed. The Sunny Seat comes with two perches that attach to your windows with the suction cups enclosed. Don't make the mistake I did at first and attach the suction cups to the window and expect them to stick. That is exactly what I did, and I witnessed my cat losing her seat within mere seconds. You have to follow the directions and clean the window good to get out dirt, then attach the suction cups, and it will work. SO let me show you some pictures of my cats below and how they felt about the Sunny Seat.

Here is a picture of both of my cats Erica(the white one) & Pretzel(the tiger one). Pretzel didn't waste no time at all getting to know her new Sunny Seat. SHe jumped up on it in no time. Now Erica wouldn't budge at all. Every time I put her up there she immediately came off of it. I figured she just needed some time to get used to it.

Here she is enjoying her new Sunny Seat , courtesy of  Jarden Consumer Solutions basking in the sun. The sun doesn't have to be out for her to sit there. SHe will sit there in the evening too. She loves her comfortable seat. A few times one of the suction cups came loose, but I just reattached it after I cleaned it with some Windex , The cords that come attached are very sturdy too. Below is a picture of Erica getting checking out the new seat.
Here is my other baby Erica. I warned you that she was a big cat. She did not take well to the Sunny Seat at
all. I put her up on it several times just for her to jump off it and go about her business. I couldn't understand why one would like it and one wouldn't? The only thing I though of was that they are a bit territorial, so this may have been the reason, but that was proved not to be so when along came Hurricane Irene. Erica had to have a front and center position for Irene as shown below.

Hurricane Irene came at us full force, with winds well over 70 mph, limbs coming off trees, trees tumbling down, and there she was perched right up on her Sunny Seat. I could not believe what I was seeing. you know what they say to do during a hurricane, stay away from windows, well the cat wasn't having any part of it. She wasn't missing any part of Hurricane Irene. I was more scared than she was. Thank god not too much damage was done where I live, but others weren't so fortunate.

Thanks to  Jarden Consumer Solutions forgiving me the chance to review the Sunny Seat, and for giving my cats the pleasure of having a comfy seat in my house. The Sunny Seats can be purchase online here, for $19.99 plus shipping and handling plus you get a free laser toy with your purchase. Right now Sunny Seat is having a buy one get one free sale, so hurry on over and get yours today. Your feline friends will absolutely love them as mine did.
Can you tell that I love snapping photos of my cats yet? Erica has decided to use the cords from her Sunny Seat as floss in this photo above. Enough about my lovely cats for now. Loving Pets is giving one of their Sunny Seats to one of my readers. All you have to do is tell me if what your cat's name is, and if you have ever heard of the wonderful Sunny Seat before? This is MANDATORY and must be done first in order for other entries to count. This contest is open to U.S. only, and you must be 18 to enter.

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4) Fan me on FB @ Sarafan2-  2 entries

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I was provided this item in exchange for my honest opinion about the Sunny Seat. I was not compensated monetarily for this item above. These are my opinions and mine only. Our opinions may vary. Thanks again to Jarden Consumer Solutions for supplying me with the Sunny Seat for review. Please refer to my disclosure policy on the bottom right hand side of blog. Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway. Check out my latest giveaways while your here.

Until next time,

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Have A Happy & Safe Labor Day Weekend!!

I know it's been a few days since I posted anything, but life has been a bit hectic with everything going on. Between not having power for a few days, caring for family members, and trying to care for myself, it's been a bit hectic. I bet all of you who have the extra day off this weekend are happy. Are you going to throw a party this weekend, or are you going to any picnics? Please be safe whatever you do, and DO NOT drink and drive!!! I have a family and happen to love them very much, so please respect the laws!! If your stuck somewhere, or think your not safe to drive then do the responsible thing and call a cab, or sleep where you are partying at!! I'm off to a friends picnic myself, and I will be celebrating yet another birthday tomorrow. I Don't give out my age, so you can guess if you'd like. I'll give you a hint it's somewhere between 21-50!! Have a great weekend whatever you do and be safe!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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