Monday, October 31, 2011

Penny Wise Office Products Review & Giveaway

If you are looking for supplies for the office, or home then Penny Wise is the place to go. Penny Wise has everything from Binders , Planners, Packaging Tape, Markers to Ball Point Pens. What I liked about Penny Wise was the pink items they carry, which a portion of the proceeds are donated to Breast Cancer Awareness. We all know someone in our life that has been touched by Breast Cancer , and being that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is all about raising money for research, and I hope and pray that there is a cure for this someday! Meanwhile I will continue to stock my office with pink items, and know that I will be helping in one way or another.

Penny Wise was discovered by Kathryn Morley over 30 years ago who in invisioned a one stop shopping catalog targeted towards women. Of course men are welcome too. Penny Wise prides itself by offering the largest selection of products at extremely competitive prices. The products are backed by a low price guarantee and free no hassle return policy! Penny Wise focuses on providing superb levels of  customer service to it's customers. When you place your order, you will receive free next day delivery with purchases over $45.00 . How cool is that? Also if you would like to have a free full line  catalog(Pictured above) delivered to your doorstep, you can call 1-800-942-3311.
Above is what I received thanks to Penny Wise Office Products:

~Scotch Easy Grip Packaging Tape Dispenser
~Post It Note Dispenser W/ Pen Dr
~Scotch Shipping Packaging Tape
~Dr. Grip "Center of Gravity" Retractable Ballpoint Pen

All of the lovely products I received were in my favorite color pink, and I know a portion of the proceeds from these items goes to Breast Cancer Research, so this makes me happy. The Scotch Tape Dispenser was very easy to use, as I am always taping boxes up. All you do is line it up where you want it taped, and it will cut off at the end. This item is a plus in my house for sure. The post it dispenser sits right on my end table, and I use it daily!! What I like about the Dr. Grip Ballpoint Pen is that is writes so smoothe, and it has a gel padding so your hand won't hurt while writing. This is perfect for me!! It also comes with an extra ball point ink refill.

Penny Wise is giving one of my readers a chance to win all of the products that I have won. All you have to do is follow Penny Wise on FB and tell them I sent you.You must also follow me on GFC. These are both MANDATORY and must be done first in order for other entries to count. This giveaway is open to U.S. only and you must be 18 to enter!

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Thanks again to Penny Wise Office Products for providing me with these fabulous items shown above in the picture for review. I loved each and every one of them. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. These are my opinions and mine only!! Your opinions could vary from mine. Please refer to my Disclosure Policy on the bottom right hand side of my blog! This contest is open to U.S. only! You must be 18 to enter. Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaways. Good Luck to all who enter!! You just might be the lucky one who wins!!

Happy Halloween To All,

Happy Halloween My Friends !!!

Just wanted to wish all my fellow blogger buds and their families a Happy Halloween. Can you believe that Halloween is here already? I can't!! I actually thought it was tomorrow until I heard it on T.V. Where ever you are be safe and have fun Trick or Treating!! For any of you on the East Coast like me, we had a nice snow and ice storm on Saturday, and many of people still don't have any power(that stinks), so for those with no power, that indeed means no street lights, which makes for a very dangerous night to Trick or Treat. If you do go out, bring flash lights, wear colors that will reflect, and for the people that will be out driving, remember what night it is, and that there will be children out walking from house to house with their parents, so "SLOW DOWN" and drive responsible!! This is a night for kids to have fun and be safe, so remember not to go out alone without an adult, do not enter any ones house that you don't know, and let your parents or guardians check your candy before you eat it! Bundle up , and make sure you are warm while your out having a blast! Trick or Treat my little goblins!!! Have fun!!!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Keri Lotion Review & Giveaway

With good old winter fast approaching I always have a supply of hand cream around the house. Keri Lotion is a favorite of mine as I have used it for years and swear by it. Thanks to Family Review Network, I was recently given the chance to review Keri Luxurious Lotion. This stuff is awesome!! It goes on smoother than smooth and leaves your hands with a nice apple scent. One thing I  like about Keri Luxurious Lotion is that it does NOT leave your hands feeling greasy like some other lotions do!! I use this lotion daily and apply it sparingly. It does wonders to my skin and smells great!

Keri Lotion has been recognized for  more than 50 years as a lotion that has provided continuous moisturization for generations. I remember using this some fifteen years ago when I had just become a parent. Keri Lotion is great because it offers a line of products to meet the needs of specific skin.Each lotion is formulated with the Keri Hydro-Deep technology, which penetrates the skin with a unique blend of moisturizers to lock in long lasting moisture protection, helping to keep your skin looking and feeling  its best all day long.

Keri Lotion comes in five different varieties which locks in moisturization all day long to keep your skin looking it's best.It is tailored to meet the needs of individual woman's skin. Keri Lotion ranges in price from $5.99 - $7.99 in price.

■Keri® Original – Enhanced with five essential moisturizers, this product is daily dry skin therapy for smooth, healthy looking skin.

■Keri® Advanced – This non-greasy, lightweight formula is fast absorbing for silky, soft skin.

■Keri® Shea Butter Conditioning Therapy – Provides a conditioning therapy that penetrates deep into skin to nourish with naturally rich Shea Butter.

■Keri® Basic Essentials – Made with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E for a lightweight formula that provides optimal hydration.

■Keri® Luxurious – A total indulgence for the skin, with a light apple scent and Vitamins A, C and E.

Which Keri Lotion is good for you? Keri Lotion is available at Walmart, Rite Aid, and other retailers nationwide. To learn more about Keri Lotion products you can visit . Thanks to Family Review Network one of my readers will have the chance to feel smooth & silky  with a bottle of Keri Luxurios . A you have to do is tell me something you learned about Keri Lotion or another product you would love to try. This is MANDATORY and must be done in order for other entries to count. You must also follow me on GFC to. This contest is open to U.S. residents only and you must be 18 to enter. Please leave your email with each entry so  an contact you should you win.

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Thanks to Family Review Network for providing me with Keri Luxurios for review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review.I was provided the product shown above. These are my opinions and mine only. 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 my giveaways. Good Luck to all of you!!!

Until next time,

Friday, October 28, 2011

DWTS Week 6

Week 6 on DWTS has come and gone and so have some flared up tempers! I enjoy the judges critique, but I do think that Max is right! The judges do kiss some major butt each week, and then they knock down people such as Chaz Bono and Hope Solo. The judges seem to love JR & Karina , and Derek and Ricky, so I'm thinking that those two will definitely be in the finale! We will see in just a few more weeks. I can't believe that the competition is more than half way over. Ugh.. This is going to be a long winter for me! Will Celebrity Apprentice be coming back on?? I hope so, as I love that show!

Did the right couple go home this week, or should it have been Max & Hope? I definitely think Chaz should have left. I give him credit for how far he came and the obstacles he climbed, but some great dancers left before him. That's not right at all!! Max was sick and tired of the judges picking on Hope each week, and when Len said that was her worse dance, well of course Max have to mouth back. Did he forget millions of people were watching him??

I understand his point and everything, but to tell Len that maybe it was time for him to go was uncalled for. That is a no no Max!! The judges were right this time. There are alot of people like JR & Karina should have received a perfect score on that night, but nasty old Len took out his nine paddle. What the hell was he thinking? He screw people every so often like that. So, Derek & Ricky came back and took the leader board along with JR & Karina. The competition is very tight now, and Cheryl & Rob are pushing their way right up there too. David & Kym danced a Quick Step and had the croud on their feet. He has been a competitor since day 1, and he has great stage presence and ability. You can tell he is an actor!!

Chaz looks a bit irritate in this photo above don't he?? I guess Bruno likes to call him funny names. I think he ad told him this week that he looked like a penguin dancing on the dance floor. Lacey and Chaz had the best time being partners, and Chaz achieved so much on DWTS. He wanted to show people that you can do anything you put your mind to.I guess their Tango wasn't enough to keep them around!

So week seven is right around the corner , and with five couples left, this is any ones game. Who do you think will be the next to go, or do you need to watch them dance first? I hope Max will put a lid on his lips because this could affect him and Hope. As much as I like them both I do think that they will be the ones to go next. I really would leave to see Max win, as he hasn't won yet! Maybe next season will be your Max. Stay tuned as I will be back with an update after next Monday. I can't wait !! Monday nights get me so excited because of DWTS! Thanks for stopping by peeps! What do you think of the competition so far?

Until next time,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Congrats to my winners !!

What a great turnout I had for my 1,000 Twitter Follower Giveaway. The lucky winner was Cathy. She has been notified and confirmed, and her lucky package is on the way. I hope she will like it as I had fun picking out all the goodies. Congrats to Rebekah, as she was my lucky winner of my Spin Air Brush by Conair. I hope she has as much fun as I had with it. Jaimie was also lucky winning the Monster Shedder!! Thanks for stopping by friends. Check out the latest giveaways while your here!! I have some good ones coming too. I will be having another big giveaway once I hit my 500 mark on FB. Have a great day y'all!!!


Friday, October 21, 2011

My Take On Dancing With The Stars Week 5

Can you believe that we are just about at the half way mark on DWTS? I remember sitting here patiently waiting all summer long, and being depressed due to having withdrawals from not seeing DWTS. That is how I get when  don't see that show. Even though it seems like it's boring and just blah this season with the contestants, it is still my favorite show by far, and J.R. & Karina are still the couple to win this competition!! They have not disappointed at all this season. That Latin boy can sure shake what his momma gave him!

As much as I loved seeing Carson & Anna dance each week, it was his time to go. We had already lost two great dancers in the competition, so his time was up. He surely brought fun to the cast and seasoned things up a bit. The outfits that he came out with each week were sometimes hard to look at, and flamboyant if I may say, but Carson always gave it his all. He gave us 5 weeks what no one else on the show could have. He had so much fun dancing each week too. he knew that he belonged there dancing. I bet having him as a partner was pure joy for Anna. I don't think he argued with her much at all either. Thanks for 5 fun weeks Anna &  Carson. See you at the finale!!

Now who doesn't like the adorable Max? I know that I love his style of dancing. He sure can shake that booty too. he has so much potential with his partner Hope, being that she is an athlete, but their partner relationship seems a bit testy at times. That girl has so much potential. She just needs to listen to the pro and loosen up and have fun. I don't know if she will make it to the finale or not, but I now she has what it takes. I think with Hope that she can't always handle what the judges have to say, and of course that throws her off dancing.

Now Rob & Cheryl are the couple to watch out for this season. Rob started this competition with Cheryl with no dance experience what so ever, and he was kind of the shy guy next door. DWTS has made Rob open up, and he has become a great dancer too! People compare Rob to his sisters all the time, and he hates that. He is his own person, and I think Cheryl has done an awesome job working with him. Let me tell you that Rob sure brought his sexy this past week, and for once he took control of the dance, and his scores showed that in the end. I think that he is realizing finally that he is a contender for the Mirror Ball, and the only way to get there is by stepping up his game which he did. Cheryl was pleased with his performance. I can't wait to see them dance the quick step or the jive??  I hope his performance even gets better as each week passes. I see Rob & Cheryl being in the finale for sure. What do you think about this? I'm so proud of how far her has come. The Kardashian Clan are there each week to support him too. As long as Khloe don't scream gestures across the dance floor, Rob will be in good shape!

As much as I love Chaz & Lacey each week, and I really give him credit for being brave through this all, and determined to win. I do think that too much attention is focused on Chaz & Cher though. It's a dance competition and I could care less about who is in the audience, or how they got there. I care about who is a great dancer, and who I want to see win this competition. I don't think that Chaz & Lacey will win this, but maybe stick around another week or two, like the Palin gal did. That wasn't dancing, it was pure misery for me!! The media, all the attention that was given to that family was outraging to many!! I have also enjoyed Nancy & Tristan each week this season. While Nancy has really opened up and let her guard down, she has had some fun too. This is not the Nancy that we see on TV. I only wish that she just gave it her all. She dances at times like she is frightened, and it shows. I still love watching them each week!

Who do you think will win this dancing competition? It is a dance competition and not a popularity competition right? I'm trying to be funny a bit. Who would you like to see be in the final 3?? I really want to see JR & Karina, Rob & Cheryl and Hope and Max, but we will see sooner than later. That would be an awesome finale if I say so. I hear the support coming from JR Martinez fans, and they are just as pumped as I am for him to win! That man can shake his booty, and he is an AWESOME dancer if I say so!! Thanks for stopping by and reading my take on DWTS. Each week after elimination I will pop in to tell you what I think about the competition. Sometimes it's good, and sometimes it is just me giving my opinion!! I love DWTS.. Can you tell? Catch ya next week with my update!!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I ♥ Blogging Hop

Head over to Moms Online Garage Sale and link up there for her week # 35 Blog Hop.She is co - hosting this week with Lila from Pawstive Living.  I ♥ Blogging Hop was created to gain new followers, subscribers, tweeters and fb fans. Every Wednesday a new linky will be posted. Join in on the fun!

1. Become a GFC Follower, Twitter or FaceBook Fan of Mom’s Online Garage Sale and my co-host Lilac.

2. Adding the Hop Button to your site is apprecia however isn’t mandatory. Help spread the word by tweeting the post using the social bookmarks below…the more the merrier for everyone!

3. Be sure to leave us a comment stating you are now a follower of one or all three so we can do the same for you

Check out their wonderful blogs, and their awesome giveaways while your there! Thanks to both of them for hosting the Blog Hop! I apologize as I haven't visited in awhile. I hate it when I don't  have the chance to read  such awesome blogs as yours!! Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to say hello while your here!

Happy Hopping!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Freshcetta "Proud To Support Pink" Giveaway

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Breast Cancer hits home to me, as I myself and family members have had scares with it, and my grandmother was diagnosed with it years ago, and lost a breast to it. I can't emphasize enough the importance of doing monthly  "Ta Ta exams". This could save a life. If you notice something out of the ordinary, then get to your doctor to have it checked out ASAP!!It doesn't take long and it's not painful to check your breasts out! I pray to god that there is a cure someday for Breast Cancer.
Thanks to Freschetta , during the month of October Freschetta is donating a $1 for every  specially marked Classic Freschetta Pizza , Simply Inspired Pizza, or Artisan Pizzas. There is a code in each box, and when you enter them at " Proud To Support Pink", Freschetta will donate $1 to Sloan Memorial Cancer Center, and you will be helping reach a goal of $50,000. You will also be entered in a drawing to win a pink Ipod Shuffle .

Each week Freschetta  we will be giving away an Ipod shuffle®* to 50 lucky winners. Share with your friends and family to earn extra entries! We aren’t just rewarding you. Each week we will also be giving 50 of the iPod shuffle®* to one of these four Cancer Centers for patients receiving treatments. How neat is that? That is so awesome that Freschetta is donating these Ipods to the above centers. You can visit the Proud To Support Pink website and show your support by Donating, you can also read Breast Cancer Survivors Stories, you can also Share Your Story while your there, and you can always check out the Breast Cancer Research Page.

I was simply amazed at the stories of breast cancer survivors. The woman are so powerful and are determined to fight this 100%. Having a good attitude will help you in the long run. If you or someone you know has just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, have them go the the "Proud To Support Pink" site, and check it out. If your in need of help with medication, or help with your bills there are people out there that can help. You can also help by buying Freschetta Pizza in specially marked boxes and donate today. Below is what I purchased with my coupon sent to me.

The Freschetta Brick Oven Pepperoni & Italian Style Cheese Pizza was the bomb! Not too salty, and the crust was delightful! I have tried just about every kind of Freschetta Pizza there is an I have loved each and every bite! You will always find Freschetta Pizza in my freezer! Being a Freschetta Fresh Connection Blog Member , I was sent the following below to try out.
I was sent a coupon for a Frechetta Pizza & two pairs of pink ear phone, so I could listen to music. The second pair is missing as I gave it to a girlfriend of mine that is currently going through chemotherapy due to Breast Cancer. She has to go for these grueling treatments each day of the week, so I sent her a nice care package Thanks to Freschetta. You can check out her Breast Cancer Story if you'd like at Becky Beats Breast Cancer. See how remarkable of a woman she is, and how she is dealing with this disease. You will be amazed!! Becky is a powerful gal, and is determined to beat this disease!!

So who wants to win these beautiful ear phones above, and an extra pair to give to a friend? You will also win a coupon for a pizza of your choice Thanks to Freschetta!! All you have to is follow Freschetta on FB( tell them I sent you), and you must follow me on GFC! These are MANDATORY entries and must be done 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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Much Thanks go out to Freschetta for providing me with the coupon and ear phones show above in the picture! Thank you also for donating $1 from every specially marked box of pizza. That money will go a long way! I hope if everyone passes the word around, that you will meet your $50,000 goal!! I was not compensated monetarily for this review. I was given the products shown above in my return for my honest review. My opinions may vary from yours. Please refer to my disclosure policy on the bottom right hand side of my blog!
Help get the word out today about Freschetta donating $$ to Breast Cancer. Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaways here! My reads mean the world to me!!

Let's Beat This !!!

DWTS Week 4 Results

Here we go again. Week 4 has come and gone, and so have 2 of the best dancers on the show again. It ha take me awhile to wrote this, as I have been really bummed of the elimination. I sit and wonder is this a dancing competition or is this a popularity contest? I seriously think it might be a popularity contest. How can two weeks go by, and 2 of the best dancers be sent home?

Tony Dovolani & Chynna Phillips were sent home this past week. In their dance the night before, Chynna had lost her steps throughout the dance several times, but the great coach that Tony is, he guided her the rest of the dance. You could hear him talk to her in the audio telling her it's okay, just follow him. I also her the part where Chynna was bleeped out. Tony & Chynna had scored pretty well the first couple of weeks, and for this to happen was devastating to me. You could tell on elimination night that they looked like they would be going home. I just can't understand how on earth they could leave especially before Carson, Chaz, and Nancy. They are good dancers, but Chynna did dance better than them, and she knew it also. This will suck without them in the competition!

Chaz & Lacy really brought it this week also. This was one of his toughest dances yet, with a lot of physical activity put into it. I thought it was neat that Lacey brought Chaz to see Richard Simmons this week for some tips on how to get in shape, and stay in the competition. They ended up being safe, and the surprise of their faces were evident. It brought me to tears seeing Cher in the audience. Was this a publicity stunt for the show or what???

It think that everyone pretty much brought their game this week. There were definitely better dancers than others in the competition! I think Derek & Ricky danced awesome this past week, and they received the first tens of the season, ending up with a 29 from the judges! Hope & Max also brought their game this past week. It's amazing seeing the celebrities grow each week and become great dancers. Nancy & Tristan also did good too. Nancy looked amazing in her dress. Tristan must be having a ball this season dancing with her. One thing she needs to do is loosen up, interact with the audience, and just have fun. She always seems to be stiff looking to me!!

Rob Kardashian landed in the final two this past week, and I'm hoping this scared him enough to come out and dance even better this week. He has been pretty consistent all along in the competition. It's a bit weird to me seeing him dance in front of millions of people. This is not the Rob I see on KUWTK. Cheryl & Rob have done pretty good so far. Cheryl is a two time champ, and am sure she would love for it to be three!! Give it your all Rob! I love seeing you two dance each week!

I wouldn't say that this season is anything great for me, as it does seem a bit boring compared to last year. It's almost like everyone knows who will week now. Just give Derek the Mirror Ball Trophy!! This is just how I feel. Ricky & Derek have danced incredibly so far, but so have J.R. & Karina! Now J.R. comes out each week with such determination, and elegance in his dance. My heart aches for him with what he has gone through since the blast. He is determined to win 100%!! I really hope they win this season. Karina has made it to the finals before, but has yet to win. One person I miss in this competition is "Metta World Peace" know as the former Ron Artest! He brought some comedy to the competition, but sadly him & Petyra were eliminated the first week. I think he should have left his hair alone!.

Week 5 is here tomorrow and I can't wait to see what it brings. I sit glued to the T.V., and as my friends and family know to "DO NOT INTERUPT ME"during DWTS. They think I'm crazy, but I'm just passionate about dancing, and DWTS is one of my favorite T.V.'s. Who do you think will go home next, and who do you think should be next to go home? Who would you like to see win this competition this season? Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I love reading your comments, so feel free to leave one! Have a blessed day!!

See you next time,

Friday, October 14, 2011

Marzetti Caramel Dip Review & Giveaway- 2 Winners

If you have never tried Marzetti products  before then you don't know what your missing out on. Thanks to Family Review Network I was sent a coupon so I could try the fabulous Marzetti Caramel Dip. I have tried several of Marzetti's Dips before, but never had tried the Caramel Dip. A friend had told me once I tried it that I would be hooked, as it was so scrumptious. Well, I guess she was right!! I went to the store and purchased some nice Granny Smith Apples,and a tub of Marzetti's Caramel Dip and I was ready to try this product that I heard many raves about.

After the first bite of Marzetti Old Fashioned Caramel Dip I thought I was in heaven. I brought the apples to a friends house, and after a fabulous dinner she cooked, we cut up the apples into slices and had a nice little treat for a snack. There was not just dipping into the container, there was a bit of soaking the apple in the caramel. I couldn't believe what I was tasting. This was as heavenly as eating a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, and then some. I found myself a new friend "Marzetti's Caramel Dip", thanks to Family Review Network!

Here are some of the Dips that Marzetti carries just to name a few:

                               Marzetti Light Caramel Dip
                               Marzetti Fat Free Caramel Dip
                               Marzetti Peanut Butter Caramel Dip
                               Marzetti Cinnamon Caramel Dip
                               Marzetti Apple Crisp
                               Marzetti Old Fashioned Caramel Dip
                               Marzetti Caramel Snack A Pack Dip

The Marzetti Caramel Dips are all Gluten Free, and I was surprised to see that only 140 calories per serving(2 TBSP) in the regular Old Fashioned Caramel Dip. I was expecting that it would be alot more calories than that, but it wasn't, so I didn't feel so bad when eating it.  Marzetti  is giving away $ 75,000 in prizes with their Lucky Pick IntantWin Game. All you have to do is pick up a specially marked tub of Caramel Dip, an your lucky enough to grab a code, you can head on over to

With the holidays fast approaching , and having parties or dinner events to attend, Marzetti Dips would be a fabulous crowd pleaser to have . Whether it is for dips for your fruit, or just to include in a recipe, it will put a smile on your guests face. Marzetti Dips can be purchase at your local grocery store, and are priced at $3.99 (prices may vary per store).

Thanks to Marzetti & Family Review Network for providing me with coupons to review the product, and to offer a giveaway for my readers. I was not compensated monetarily for this post. I was given product coupons in exchange for my honest opinion. These are my opinions and mine only!! Your opinions might vary from mine. Please refer to my disclosure policy on the bottom right hand side of my blog. This contest is open to U.S. only, and you must be 18 to enter.  You must like Marzetti on FB and follow me on GFC. These entries are MANDATORY and must be done first in order for other entries to count !! I do check too! Include a email with each entry so I can contact you should you win.

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Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaways here at Sarafan2. I some fabulous giveaways coming soon here, so check back frequently! Winners have 48 hours to confirm their win when I contact them. If you do not reply to my email I will draw another winner using If you haven't won here yet keep trying, as your day will come soon!! Good Luck to all who enter!!

Peace & Love,

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Check Out This Site For Some Awesome Graphics

Have a Great Day Pictures, Comments, Images, Graphics

I just stumbled across this awesome site called and they have the coolest stuff there. They have everything from buttons, to my space layouts  and Facebook layouts. What I loved about the site was the variety of buttons, and glitter buttons which drew me there. I absolutely love anything that sparkles or stands out!! They have every kind of button you could imagine! With the holidays creeping up on us, we all want to have a nice holiday button. is the place for all you needs!! Thanks to the geniuses who made all of this awesome stuff!! Oh yeah.. Have an AWESOME day!!!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Buttons At Blogaholic Designs

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                                                         Show Your Support-Grab A Badge!

I recently came across these awesome Breast Cancer Awareness buttons at Blogaholic Designs, and being that Breast Cancer Awareness month is here now, I had to show my support with these amazing buttons that Emily created. These buttons directly link to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure website. Stop over there and see how you can show your support to help find a cure for Breast Cancer Awareness. You can share your story if you know someone who has breast cancer or had it.

My family has been touched by Breast Cancer before, so know how extremely important it is to have your annual mammograms usually beginning at the age  40, or as otherwise directed by your doctor. Don't forget each month to do your monthly breast checks also. You can do it in the shower, or laying in bed, or where ever you are comfortable. It only takes a few minutes, and could help save a life.

If you feel something that is uncomfortable, or a lump that wasn't there before, get to your doctor and have him or her examine you. If your doctor tells you that there is nothing to worry about and you don't feel comfortable with their decision, you can ask for a mammogram to be done. I would rather have a bill to pay, then breast cancer to beat  which could have been detected earlier had I had it checked out.

I have a friend who is battling breast cancer right now, and let me tell you this gal is simply amazing, and has such a positive attitude. I don't know if I could handle it the way she has had t been me. She is determined to beat this, and has a wonderful family, and all of her friends supporting her throughout this tough time in her life. Feel free to check her journey with breast cancer out at Becky Beats BC. You can see just how of an amazing woman Becky is, and how she is dealing with breast cancer. Feel free to show support while your their by leaving a comment for her. I know that all of the support she gets really lifts her up.

Thanks again to Emily for the terrific buttons she has made.  I have seen them on plenty of blogs so far. Grab one and show your support today !! Check out her other buttons, and her blog designs while your there. She does some amazing work!!

Support the cause !!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

RSS Feed Hop

Mom Blog Society is hosting her first RSS FEED HOP and I'm excited to be co-hosting with them.

It's time to wake GOOGLE UP! Let them know your blog is ALIVE! It's simple enough. Link up to your RSS Feed and then follow the others linked up. Leave a comment letting each person you follow know that you have subscribed to their RSS Feed and they will return the favor.You MUST subscribe to our feed on Mom Blog Society and our co-host Neeky.

Thanks to the hosts for hosting the Hop! Have fun meeting new bloggers!!


Friday, October 7, 2011

DWTS Week # 3 .. Mark Ballas & Kristin Cavaleri Go Home

Week 3 has come and gone, and so has excitement,triumph,sadness and one of the shows best dancers left the show. I couldn't take my eyes off the T.V on Monday night. Some of the stories from the celebrities were just amazing!! But as we know on Tuesday night each week there is a contestant to exit the show. I'm on pins and needles that night hoping and praying that it's not my favorite celebrity!

This week Mark & Kristin were the couple sent home. I couldn't believe it when Mark & Kristin and Max & Hope were in the bottom three along with Lacey & Chaz. I had a funny gut feeling that it wouldn't end up good. I had that feeling that Lacy & Chaz would be safe, as Cher stated if Chaz would be safe this week, that Cher would show up next week. Common.. We all know that DWTS loves to have drama on the show. Look at the Palin and the Gosselin families. When they were on the show, all we got to see was the whole darn family. I'll tell you that Mark & Kristin were one of the best top three couples to dance. They absolutely should have not been sent home. This was a huge shock to even the judges,including Len, who voiced his opinion at the end! I think that Lacy & Chaz or Nancy & Tristan should have gone if the show is all about becoming a great dancer, but if it's a popularity contest, which we know happens, then the out come will be different.

This couple was AWESOME !! I was in tears when JR talked about his deployment in Iraq, and how the vehicle he was in went over a land mine, and he was burned terribly all over his body. They performed a poignant Rumba, and dedicated it to those who has lost their life during military service. That was by far their best dance ever, and it was touching as well. The crowd were on their feet applauding for quite some time when their dance was finished.
JR & Karina are one of my favorite couples this season and I think that they will definitely be in the finale on DWTS. I have been a huge fan of JR's since I saw him on All My Children. What a brave man and how awesome of an actor he is!! He just might become the Mirror Ball Champ this season if he keeps that great dancing up. Karina has yet to win herself, so this would be an awesome season to do so. Her connection with JR is perfecto as well! Not every dancer gets the celebrity of choice, but the show did pretty darn well this season I must say.

Derek Hough is one of the best dancers on the show. He has won 3 Mirror Ball Trophies on the show, and you can tell he is definately going for number 4. I was amazed at how well Ricki Lake has done so far for it only being week number 3. She has been strong and consistent, and she has that fighter in her. She has been through alot the last few years of her life,and has bounced back. Ricki dedicated her dance story to her new boyfriend that was sitting in the audience cheering her one. The expressions on her face, the precision & extension of her moves will most likely get her in the finale as well. I would love to see Karina or Maxx win, someone who hasn't won before, but it is a competition, and the voters do have a say, so we will wait and see.

Who did you like this past week? Who did you think should have went home? Do you think that Lacy & Chaz still should be dancing? What about Nancy & Tristan? This dancing stuff is all new to Nancy, and I think she is doing pretty darn good for a beginner. She is also so proud for her accomplishments on the dance floor. She takes to Twitter & Facebook to thank her fans, and keep them aware of what is next to come. I appreciate any celebrity who has the time to do that. I guess we will wait and see as the weeks go by. No more surprises like last week! I hate to see great dancers leave the competition way before their time. That is just NOT right!! Vote Vote Vote!!! DOn't think someone will be safe for their scores. It don't work that way people! Thanks for stopping by! Check back each week for my review of DWTS!!

Until next time,

Thursday, October 6, 2011

1,000 Twitter Follower Giveaway

I never thought the day would come when I would be close to reaching one of my goals , which is 1,000 Twitter Followers. It has taken quite some time, and I'm about 18 away as of now, so it will be happening soon. Very Very Soon !!!

For being a loyal follower, and helping me achieve my goal, I decided to throw another giveaways for you all. How does that sound to everyone? So, I went out and picked up some odds and ends here and there, and below is what your going to have the chance to win..  Sounds pretty cool right?

Here is a list of what you will win if you are chosen in my 1,000 Follower

~Monthly Planner 2011-2012

~L.A. Colors Nail Strengthener

~Hand Pocket Sanitizer(Bath & Body Works)

~Scented Nail File Disc

~Glass Nail File

~L.A. Clear Lip Gloss

~California Nails Foot Filer & Toe Separator's

~California Hand & Foot Lotion( Cool Lemonade)

~California  3 pk. Mini Nail Files

~California Nails Foot Shaped Nail Clipper

~Sinful Midnight Blue Nail Polish

~Sinful Courtney Orange Nail Polish

~Sinful Envy Nail Polish

~Foot Notes Note Pad

~Home style Scents Basket Of Berries Gel Air Freshener

~ionika Professional Mini Styling Iron

All you have to do is follow me on GFC & Twitter( One entry each). These are MANDATORY and must be done first for other entries to count. This giveaway is open to the U.S.only & you must be 18 to enter !! Please include your email with each entry, so I have a way to contact you should you win, I know I would love to win this giveaway!!

1) Subscribe to my email- 2 entries

2) Subscribe to my feed-  4 entries

3) Fan me on FB Networked Blogs- 2 entries

4) Fan me on FB @Sarafan2 - 2 entries

5) Follow me on Twitter @Sarafan2 & Tweet Daily: 1 entry each

   1,000 Twitter Follower Giveaway @Sarafan2  Ends 10/14 

6) Vote for me on Picket Fence - 5 entries
    Leave a comment- 3 more entries

7) Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- 5 entries
    Leave s comment - 3 more entries

8) Link this giveaway up or Blog about it with a link
    back to me - 5 entries .

9) Take a Vote on right hand side bar on which giveaways
    you would like to see here in the future- 5 entries

The items used in the Giveaway above were not given to me. They were purchase by myself!! This post was not a sponsored or paid post!! These are my opinions, and mine only!! Please refer to my Disclosure Policy on the bottom right hand side of my blog. Everything is stated very clearly in my disclosure. I wish each and everyone of you luck, and don't forget  you must be 18 to enter, and giveaway is opened to U.S. only!! Thanks for stopping by here, and many Thanks for following, and helping me reach my goal. Hmmm... What goal will I reach next?? I'll have to say 1,000 GFC followers.. Please help, and tell your friends too!! I adore each and every one of you!!

Until next time,


Happy Winsday Giveaway Linky 10/5

Welcome to my weekly Happy WINSday giveaway linky! Drop by every
Wednesday to add your giveaways to my linky list and/or to find other awesome giveaways to enter. Here are the rules:

1.Submitters are kindly asked to follow Measuring Flower via Google Friend Connect (under "My Friends" in the right sidebar). Drop me a comment with your URL and I’ll follow back!

2.Every giveaway must be FAMILY-FRIENDLY.

3.Every giveaway must be hosted by a BLOG.

4.Leave a link that leads directly to the featured giveaway.

5.Be sure to leave the deadline for your giveaway. Example format (type this in the Name field): Giveaway Item Ends 9/9.

6.Consider placing my Happy Winsday button on your blog (not required, but very nice).

This blog post is sponsored by Measuring Flower. Stop over there and link up with your giveaways today!! She also has Blog Hops and Linky's through out the week, so feel free to visit them. Feel free to check out her awesome giveaways while your there. There are some awesome giveaways on the linky, so check them out while you are there. Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a fantastic day!!!


Monday, October 3, 2011

I Have Some Winners...

I have some winners to announce so here it goes.. The lucky winners for my giveaways are as follows:

Rebecca- $39 Sunglasses Giveaway

Sara- Totino's "Learn To Make School Fun" Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and entered! I appreciate each and every one of you. Feel free to check out my latest giveaways. I'm almost at my 1,000 Twitter follower mark, so I will be having a giveaway to celebrate that accomplishment thanks to all of you who follow me. If you haven't won yet keep trying as your day will come. Congrats to Rebecca & Sara on your win!!

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