Thursday, February 25, 2016

Win Gift Cards Galore, and Cash, Too!

Today's sweepstakes offer loads of options! There are numerous gift cards available for the winning, to use to buy what you will. Then, there are those ice cream cakes... oh, yum. There is also $1,000 cash! Along with these things, you could even end up streaming Netflix on your TV!

Not to be forgotten is today's bonus sweepstakes, where a picture of your very own famous (or not) recipe, could win you a cool $5,000! Wow, what a break!

In other news, there will be no Friday post this week. One of the boys recently went to the storage shed at the cabin, and brought back a load of boxes. I definitely need to get some unpacking done, so we can get the dining room back again. So far, I've found that I have two tons of coffee cups, but I haven't come across any dishes, yet. I really want to find some dishes!

In Winning News, I recently won a free tube of Aquaphor from the Dr. Oz Show, so thank you to both of them. This was such a surprise to me. It was certainly fun to get!

Walmart Gift Card Sweepstakes

* 5 Grand prizes, each a $1,000 Walmart gift card. ARV $1,000, each.

* 750 First prizes, each a $100 Walmart gift card. ARV $100, each.

Unlimited entry. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C., and Puerto Rico, 18 or older. Ends April 30, 2016.

The Cake it up a Notch Sweepstakes

* Grand prize includes four Marble Slab/MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream Cakes and $1,000. Total ARV $1,140.

One entry per person per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends May 8, 2016.

The Bays English Muffins “Get in the Bays Snack Zone” Sweepstakes

* One daily prize awarded each day. One each day, excluding Tuesdays, of a $100 Netflix streaming TV gift card. Each Tuesday's prize is a $1,500 value major retailer-branded gift card that may be redeemed for a 4K HDTV or any other item(s) of winner’s choice.

One entry per person/household/email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older (19 or older in AL and NE). Ends March 22, 2016.

Today's Bonus

This sweeps requires a pic of a recipe including at least one Hillshire Farm sausage product. $5,000 prize...

Hillshire Farm “#SausageSweepstakes” Sweepstakes

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Lakota Products - Review and Giveaway! $200 Value!

Earlier this year, I had the chance to review some Lakota products. At the time, I had been suffering from a rather severe flare-up of an old back injury, so was really pleased to have the opportunity!

As promised, you now have the chance to win a really nice bundle of these products, plus a $50 Amazon gift card! This is such a great prize. I'd like to thank Lakota for sponsoring the review and the giveaway, and to thank you, for entering!

I found these products to be really effective, and since doing the review, I have ordered more. These are something I'd definitely like to keep on hand. I really love that they are natural products! Please check out the product review through the link below, then be sure to enter the giveaway!

Lakota Products Review - Do You Have Arthritis, Back Pain, or Muscle Pain?

150$ Lakota Prize AND 50$ Amazon

Good Luck!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

NEVER SAY LOVE by Lauren Hawkeye and Carly Phillips - Surprise Release!


New York Times bestselling authors Carly

Phillips and Lauren Hawkeye have a surprise for you today - and that surprise is

NEVER SAY LOVE! You can get your hands on sexy playboy Nathan Archer



neversaylove-coverAbout NEVER SAY LOVE

Bound by a vow with his friends, hotel tycoon Nathan Archer refuses to settle down

and tie the knot. His only commitment is to bachelorhood. Granted, that contract

was made when he was 15 years old … and in a treehouse. Still, a promise is a

promise. And Nate takes his promises seriously.

But when cute little Eleanor Marshall walks back into his life, this blast from the past

is no longer the timid little girl he used to know. When Ellie decides to soothe her

bruised ego with one night of hot sex, Nate decides he’s the only man for the job.

He’s wanted Ellie forever and it’s only one night.

But Nate is never going to settle down.

Never say never …

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She removed her dress from its protective plastic, and laid it out on the bedspread.

Bending at the waist, Ellie opened the back zipper of her dress. Strapless, it had a

boned corset-like bodice that splayed into a sensual flare of lace and chiffon ending

at her knees. Studying it, Ellie felt a tremor run through her at the thought of feeling

so ... exposed. Squaring her shoulders, she prepared herself mentally to don the sexy

garment. After all, the nearly sheer dress would help her on her mission. One night

of steamy, no holds barred sex.

“Frigid this, Miles,” she said, reaching out a hand for the dress.

A sound at the door had her whirling around, clutching the dress to her scantily clad

body. Before she had more than a second to gather her thoughts, the door swung

open and she let out a startled shriek.

One that was cut off as a male intruder entered the room, a garment bag slung over

his arm.

At a glance, she pegged him as tall, dark-haired, and gorgeous.

He froze in his tracks when he spotted her. “What the hell?” His voice was rough, like

the burn of whiskey, and tickled at her memory.

Though it had been years, she placed him immediately. Speak of the devil.

Last time she’d seen him, he’d had shaggy hair and a bad boy vibe that made the

high school girls drop their panties with one look. At least, that’s what the rumors

and the girls had claimed. And though he still had the bad boy look to him, now he

dressed in a black business suit that fit his mouth-watering body like it had been

tailor-made for him, which, from what she knew about his large empire, it probably


Standing in the doorway, as if her thoughts had conjured him, was Nathan Archer,

her childhood crush. A tattooed badass who’d made something of himself with a

lucrative chain of trendy boutique hotels. The sexy-as-sin playboy, known for his

revolving door of women, stood in her room, exuding sex appeal and looking as

perplexed as she felt at the moment.

Okay, maybe not quite as perplexed, because he definitely looked her up and down,

taking note of the fact that she was almost naked.

What was he doing here?

She opened her mouth to ask him exactly that—but he beat her to it.

“Ellie Marshall? What are you doing here?” Those storm gray eyes swept over her

again, and since the dress she was holding up in front of her was so skimpy, there

was still plenty of it to see.

His eyes heated as they slid over the creamy expanse of her exposed skin. Even with

her glasses off and being hopelessly near-sighted, she couldn’t miss the flush that

rose to his cheeks.

She blinked, processing the fact that Nate Archer had noticed her as a full-blooded

woman, looking like he wanted to eat her alive.

And she wanted to let him. She always had.



About Lauren Hawkeye

Lauren Hawkeye/ Lauren Jameson never imagined that she’d wind up telling

stories for a living… though when she looks back, it’s easy to see that she’s the only

one who is surprised. Always “the kid who read all the time”, Lauren made up

stories about her favorite characters once she’d finished a book… and once spent an

entire year narrating her own life internally. No, really. But where she was just plain

odd before publication, now she can at least claim to have an artistic


Lauren lives in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada with her husband,

toddler, pit bull and idiot cat, though they do not live in an igloo, nor do they drive a

dogsled. In her nonexistent spare time Lauren can be found knitting (her husband

claims that her snobby yarn collection is exorbitant), reading anything she can get

her hands on, or sweating her way through spin class. She loves to hear from her


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 About Carly Phillips

After a successful fifteen year career with various New York publishing houses, and

over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today

Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own

expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and

strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in

Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who

star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife,

and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to

interact with her readers.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Culinary Corner Ice Ball/Sphere Mold Set - Review and Giveaway!

Today brings the final giveaway of four from Culinary Corner. For this one, I had the opportunity to review the Culinary Corner Ice Ball/Sphere Mold Set. This, of course, means that you now have the chance to win it!

I'd like to thank Culinary Corner for sponsoring these reviews and giveaways over the past few weeks, and to thank you, my wonderful readers, for your participation!

I was first introduced to ice spheres in an upscale bar/restaurant. We ordered a fine scotch. The bartender then hauled out a large copper contraption, into which she placed a very large, square cube of ice. With a towel underneath this fancy unit, and the copper lid on top, the magic began.

As she pressed down on the lid, the ice slowly melted and shaped into a sphere. This she placed into our glasses, and then she poured the scotch over it. I, of course, immediately wanted one of these large copper contraptions. I had to have one.

The main point of using ice spheres being, the sphere will melt much slower than cubes, and hence will not dilute your drink. It also offers a touch of beauty, and adds a bit of class. Not to mention that it's just plain fun to do something a little different!

Well, I later found out that I didn't need to spend hundreds of dollars on, nor struggle to find storage space for, an ice sphere maker. All I needed was a good mold! Lo and behold, Culinary Corner has a good set of two, without the hefty price tag!

These molds are made of silicone. They are heavy duty enough to take whatever you might dole out in all your ice sphere adventures, yet they are still light and easy to handle. The silicone is slightly flexible, but strong enough to hold its shape.

These are so simple to fill. Start with the mold assembled. Each has two halves that simply slip together. The bottom is flat, to provide stability. Each has a hole in the top, to run a stream of water into.

Once the molds are filled, be sure to hold the bottom half, and not just grab onto the top! Then, you just pop them in the freezer, and wait for the magic to do its work.

As you will quite likely know, water expands as it freezes. One thing I liked about these molds is that they allow for this expansion. Sometimes the top half would lift just a bit, and sometimes the water would expand out the hole in the top. Whatever way it expanded, it did not leave a mess in my freezer. It always froze on the mold, before it hit the shelf. Regardless of what expansion took place, the sphere always turned out perfectly!

If you find that the mold does get a little stubborn when you try to open it, just run a little warm water over it, and it will pop right open after that. There is really nothing too difficult about these molds, yet they do their job beautifully!

Once the sphere is made, use it to your liking. It, of course, fits perfectly into a rocks glass.

I also found that two will fit nicely into a wide mouth mason jar. Perfect for use with iced tea! Refill your glass again, still tasting the flavor of the tea, without it being watered down!

Of course, these are molds, so ice isn't the only thing they can be used for. You can also use them to make things like cake pops! I also have a vision in my head of using these to make perfectly formed cheese balls for two, for use as an hors d'ouvre. I haven't had the chance to try it, yet, but eventually, I will. I'm sure there are dozens of other uses for these, too!

Now, it's time for your chance to win! What? Can't wait to get yours? You can order these on Amazon, and save 10 percent using the code JENNYT10 at checkout!

You can also enter to win the Culinary Corner Collapsible Silicone Funnel, through February 28, and read the review, HERE.

Disclosure: I received this product for free, to facilitate this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.

Good Luck!

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