Friday, August 28, 2015

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (August 29, 2015)

Welcome to the Erika edition of the Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! As I write this, we're watching Tropical Storm Erika here in south Florida, waiting to see where she's going to go. The kids are all hoping for a day off from school on Monday! For those of you in the path of the storm, stay safe. And while you're stuck inside and still have power, be sure to spend the time entering some giveaways! (Of course, those of you nowhere near the storm are also welcome to join us!) Check out the giveaways listed in the linky below, as well as those on my right sidebar. Come back throughout the week as more are added each day. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, please share it in the linky and be sure to broadcast this page to your social media fans and friends.

Two Innovative Products from COOKINA Make Kitchen Clean-Up So Easy!

I have to admit that my husband is the chef in our family. He frequently gets gifts like cooking gadgets, cookware, and utensils. But we love to discover new products for the kitchen together (especially since I’m often responsible for clean-up), such as the following two items from COOKINA!

Nobody likes to clean the oven. It’s a terrible chore. We do have a self-cleaning oven, but it makes the house smell awful when it’s cleaning and we don’t like to use it. So, we were thrilled to learn about the COOKINA Gard Oven Protector. Simply place the oven protector on the bottom of the oven to catch every spill. When it gets splattered, just pull it out, wash it, and put it back in the bottom of the oven.

Watch this video to see how the COOKINA Gard Oven Protector works!

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Another really handy product is the COOKINA Cuisine Reusable Cooking Sheet. This is a great alternative to aluminum foil, parchment and wax paper. When you place it in the bottom of a cookie sheet or baking pan, it makes clean-up a snap! No need to use oil or scrub the pan afterward. We recently made chicken and fries using a COOKINA Cuisine Reusable Cooking Sheet, and clean-up was so easy. No scraping the pan whatsoever. This is especially good for making pizza!

As you can see from my photo, we did a terrible job of cutting our cooking sheet to fit the pan (although it still worked perfectly), but the video below shows you how you can easily cut these cooking sheets to fit just about any pan!

If you’re always looking for ways to create less mess and clean-up in the kitchen, I hope you’ll visit to learn more about COOKINA Gard Oven Protectors and COOKINA Cuisine Reusable Cooking Sheets. These innovative products are a must-have for home cooking!

Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Repair Teeth and Gum Damage Before You Know It’s There by Brushing with Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste! #ColgateDailyRepair

It seems like toothpastes just keep getting better and better, and Colgate is at the forefront of this phenomenon. I’ve been fortunate to be able to share their new products with you, and today I’d like to tell you about their latest and greatest: Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste. This multi-active formula has been designed to help repair teeth and gum damage before you even know it’s there! Not only does it help to prevent nasty gingivitis, but it “remineralizes” early enamel damage. And, of course, while it’s working behind the scenes, you can see the results upfront with whiter teeth and fresher breath!

I’ve been using Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste for many weeks now, and I love it! My mouth feels super-clean after using it, and there is no irritation whatsoever. Best of all, I know my breath smells yummy and my teeth are sparkling.

Watch this video to see what Kelly Ripa thinks of Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste!

I’m thrilled with the results of Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste. By using it every time I brush, I know that I’m helping my teeth to be as strong and healthy as they can be. I hope you and your family will give it a try, too! Visit to learn more about Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste and the benefits to your dental health.

Disclosure: I was provided with product samples by Colgate-Palmolive Company for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Help Your Family Stay Well-Hydrated with DripDrop! #DrinkDripDrop

We’re an active family, and we spend a lot of time outdoors. Because we live in south Florida, where the humidity is high, we need to be especially careful that we stay well-hydrated and don’t suffer from overexposure to the heat. My boys are especially vulnerable because they spend even more time in the sun because of sports, scouting, and lawn mowing. So, I was very excited to hear about a product called DripDrop.

DripDrop is a fast-acting hydration powder in a convenient little pack that you just open and drop into an 8-ounce glass or bottle of water. Stir or shake it up, and you have a great-tasting drink! DripDrop is available in two flavors, lemon and berry, and it doesn’t contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. It also contains 2-3 times the electrolytes of sports drinks, but with less calories! My kids also think DripDrop tastes better than the sports drinks we’ve purchased.

As you can see, my son is really enjoying his lemon DripDrop after a hot afternoon of mowing the lawn. He said it tastes just like lemonade and he swallowed it right up! He has been especially vulnerable to heat in the past when he started vomiting after playing baseball in the hot sun, so we’re extremely careful now to be sure he is well-hydrated. I’m so glad that we have DripDrop to make sure that he stays healthy and hydrated while working and playing outdoors. Click here to find a store near you.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Back-to-School with Orkin: Take Orkin's Pest Prevention Pop Quiz and Enter the Giveaway for an Orkin Back-to-School Prize Pack! #LearnWithOrkin

It’s back-to-school time and class is in session … Orkin is back with Household Pests 101 – featuring some of Orkin’s scientific knowledge of pests. The Orkin Man is here to help you #LearnWithOrkin so you don’t get schooled by pest problems in your own home.

But back-to-school isn't just for the kids. Orkin knows that moms are on the go more than ever and wants to make sure you’re all set when driving the kids to soccer practice, racing to make it to school on time and just maybe getting a minute for yourself!

At Orkin, we use the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your needs. To learn more about our pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.

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Why you will LOVE Orkin’s “Household Pests 101” blog app:
• Class is in session! Orkin is back with Household Pests 101 – featuring some of Orkin’s scientific knowledge of pests. The Orkin Man is here to help you #LearnWithOrkin so you don’t get schooled by pest problems in your own home.
• Watch the “Bite Back at Mosquitoes” video, as well as the rest of Orkin’s How-To video series, to get the most up-to-date knowledge on dealing with those pesky home invaders.
• Download the “Protect Your Home” Checklist for valuable tips on keeping pests at bay.


One lucky winner will receive an Orkin Back-to-School Prize Pack, which includes (shown in photo at top of post):

One (1) Silver USB Portable Charger – We know you’re on the go from sun up to sun down, and you can’t afford not to be accessible. This emergency charger is small, sleek and can help your phone keep up with your busy lifestyle!

One (1) Double Wall Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Lid - Your car isn’t the only thing that needs fueling up in the morning … this stainless steel travel mug is a great way to ensure your morning coffee is always within arm’s reach.

One (1) Orkin “Protect Your Home” PDF Checklist - This handy checklist from the experts at Orkin will help you think like a pest in order to help protect your home from pests.

Each household is only eligible to win one (1) Back to School Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. Open to U.S. residents only. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. This giveaway ends on Sunday, September 13, 2015, at 11:59 PM EST. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure: The assets included within this message were delivered to me to promote Rollins Inc. I will receive an Orkin Prize Pack in appreciation.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (August 22, 2015)

Welcome to this week's Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! I'm happy to report that my twins had a great first week of middle school! I have a feeling that the homework will really kick in next week, but for now they're happy and having fun seeing old friends and meeting new friends. Let's celebrate heading back to school with some giveaways! I hope you'll enter some listed in my right sidebar and in the linky below. Check back daily to see what has been added. And if you're hosting a giveaway (or more) on your blog, please record it in the linky and tell your social media friends about this page. Thank you!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Two! Blog Tour and Giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

Two (1)

Two! by Tia Perkin

Two! is a funny little rhyming book about what it's like to spend a day with a toddler, from food eaten off the floor to a child running out the door!

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Praise for the Book

"Tia does an awesome job in this book capturing the funny antics of a two-year-old and putting them on paper in a way that is funny for your child and even more funny for mom and dad!... If you want a cute book to read to your child(ren) and get a good laugh yourself (maybe cry a little because of your frustration? LOL!), this is a really cute one for the whole family. This book has made it to the frequently read shelf!"

"It's a book I don't mind having to read to my daughter over and over and over and over again. Every toddler's library should include this book. Well done!"

"Two! is ingenious. Ostensibly a child's board book, it looks like one, feels like one, and reads like one with its primary vocabulary and rhyme. And yet anyone who's been a parent or sibling of a two-year-old will recognize the characteristic behaviors, grimace at the memories of them all, and then smile. You can't help but smile, perhaps in relief that you did survive this year."

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Author Tia Perkin

Tia Perkin is a three-time Emmy-nominated graphic artist and Arizona native. She wrote this book for her now three-year-old twin sons. Two! is her first book.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials ~ In Theaters on September 18 ~ Watch the Trailer! #ScorchTrials

I am so excited about the upcoming second installment of the Maze Runner series: The Scorch Trials. The first movie was so good, but left a lot of loose ends, so I can’t wait to see how things are resolved (or not!) in the second movie. Read on to learn more about the movie, watch the trailer, and check out some photos from the film. And keep watching this site because I’ll be featuring an exciting movie-related giveaway soon!

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
20th Century Fox
In theaters September 18, 2015

About the movie:
Can you survive a day in the Scorch? Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials hits theaters September 18. In this next chapter of the epic Maze Runner saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Lili Taylor, and Patricia Clarkson
Screenplay By: T.S. Nowlin, based upon the novel, The Scorch Trials, by James Dashner
Directed By: Wes Ball

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Enjoy these character posters!
Teresa and Thomas
Brenda and Harriet
Minho and Newt

Official Websites
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Disclosure: I will receive a prize pack in appreciation for my posts.