Friday, April 28, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (April 29, 2017)

Welcome to another Super Saturday Giveaway linky! Thanks so much for joining us. This linky is open all week, so be sure to bookmark it and visit daily to see what new giveaways have been added. I have a TON of giveaways listed on my right sidebar, too, so be sure to check them out. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free to share it with us in the linky below. Don't forget to share these great contests with your friends on social media. Have a great week!

Mouth Watchers: A Revolutionary Toothbrush for the Whole Family

You may be surprised to know that not all toothbrushes are alike. Sure, there are differences in softness and shape, but dentist Ronald Plotka has managed to create a toothbrush that has even more benefits over your standard toothbrush! Check out the amazing features of Mouth Watchers toothbrushes:

They’re antimicrobial. I bet you never thought about how much bacteria your toothbrush is picking up every day just sitting on the counter or in the drawer. Let’s face it, the bathroom isn’t normally the cleanest place in the house unless you’re a clean freak! And if those bacteria are getting on your brush, then they’re going into your mouth. Fortunately, Mouth Watchers toothbrushes are embedded with EPA-approved silver technology that gets rid of 99.9% of bacteria build-up up to 6 hours after you brush! That means you’re putting a cleaner brush in your mouth every time you brush.

They have flossing bristles. The bristles on Mouth Watchers toothbrushes have 1-micrometer diameter tips on their long bristles, so they reach farther into and around the teeth for better cleaning effectiveness. In this way, they’re helping your toothpaste do a great job of warding off cavities and gingivitis.

My kids and I have been using Mouth Watchers toothbrushes, and we love them! Our mouths really feel super-clean after using them. Both of my boys have braces, so I’m especially happy knowing that their toothbrushes help them go the extra mile in eliminating the food and bacteria that can get trapped around their braces. And the older I get, the more conscientious I am in making sure that I do all I can to keep my teeth and gums in tip-top shape.

Mouth Watchers toothbrushes come in Youth and Adult sizes in a variety of colors, so everyone in the family can have their own unique toothbrush. They also have Power toothbrushes if that’s your preference. And I absolutely love their new travel toothbrushes (shown above at right). The brush folds into the handle so they’re easy to transport, and the brushes aren’t exposed to all the dirt in your luggage.

Visit to learn more about these amazing toothbrushes. You can even have a fresh toothbrush shipped to you every three months for a special price. Or click here to find a store that carries Mouth Watchers toothbrushes. Be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook, too!

Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review.

Give Mom a Special Mother's Day Gift from Teddy Bears Personalized ~ Plus a Giveaway!

I always face a dilemma when Mother's Day rolls around ... what should I get my mom for her special day? If your mother is like mine, she really doesn’t need another shirt, piece of jewelry, bottle of perfume or bouquet of flowers. Ideally, we want to give our mothers and the special women in our lives something unique that will make them smile and know that you picked it out just for them!

Fortunately, we can pay an online visit to Teddy Bears Personalized! Imagine the look of joy on Mom's or Grandma's face when she opens her present and finds an adorable teddy bear or other plush animal with “I Love You” or another loving message embroidered on its shirt! Whenever she sees it sitting on her bed or chair, she’ll remember how much she’s loved.

At Teddy Bears Personalized, they have a huge selection of teddy bears and other super-soft plush animals. Pick out an adorable hoodie or sweater and have it embroidered with your unique message or a name. Each animal also comes with a personalized card so it can be sent directly to the recipient. And shipping is free in the United States!

Don’t Forget That Mother’s Day Is Sunday, May 14th!
Head Over to Teddy Bears Personalized Today to Order Mom a Gift in Time for Her Special Day.

(And don't forget about Grandma and a special aunt, too!)


One lucky winner will receive their choice of a personalized hoodie bear or sweater bear from Teddy Bears Personalized! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Friday, May 12, 2017.

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Disclosure: I have received complimentary product samples from Teddy Bears Personalized to facilitate my honest reviews. All opinions are 100% my own.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (April 22, 2017)

It's time for another Super Saturday Giveaway linky! Thanks so much for joining us. This linky is open all week, so be sure bookmark it and visit daily to see what new giveaways have been added. I have a lot of giveaways listed on my right sidebar, too! And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free to share it with us in the linky below. Don't forget to share these great contests with your friends on social media. Have a great week!

Quest Chasers Book Tour: Read a Guest Post and Enter a Giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card (5 Winners)

Quest Chasers: The Deadly Cavern
by Grace and Thomas Lockhaven
Genre: YA, Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure

If you knew that your curiosity may take you to a place from which you may never return, would you go?
Tommy and Eevie are trapped in an underground labyrinth filled with deadly traps and puzzles. They must solve each riddle to survive, but every solution leads them closer to what is certain to be their demise.
The Deadly Cavern is the first book of Quest Chasers, a fiction-fantasy series where characters Tommy and Eevie are taken to a magical adventure you won't soon forget.
If you like fantasy, magical lands and puzzles, then you'll love Grace and Thomas Lockhaven's Quest Chasers!
It’s a fantasy book for teens but young adults have been enjoying it as well.

Guest Post: A Brief Interview with the Authors

Who is your hero and why?

Grace: Thomas is my hero. No matter what happens, he always pushes through and works hard to reach his goals. I would’ve never been even close to where I am today without him. I would’ve been stuck working in an office and living a lifeless life.

Thomas: I’m gonna have to say Rune Gjeldnes. He was a Norwegian explorer. OK, OK, I just Googled famous Norwegian explorers… I’m gonna have to say ditto with Grace’s comments above, except replace Thomas with Grace, and I would have been working, driving one of those little golfball collection buggies being pelted with balls.

What book do you think everyone should read?

Grace: Quest Chasers, haha. I think that The Lost Years of Merlin is an amazing book that’s not very often heard of. I loved it and want to read it again, since it’s a series and I forgot what happened in the story.

Thomas: That was funny, Grace! I really enjoyed The Blackthorn Key series written by Kevin Sands. I’m impressed with his writing skills and the amount of research he puts into each of his books.

We're Grace and Thomas Lockhaven. We pretty much met the same way ALL writers meet each other: at the gym. While other people discussed their workouts, we discussed things like how to reverse a "creeping death" spell cast by an evil wizard. We could have filled a book with pictures of people's faces who overheard our conversations. Quest Chasers grew from these conversations, and now we hope to pass on to you the thrilling adventures of Eevie and Tommy as we bring them to life.

Pick your favorite cover and title for the upcoming 2nd book in the series and enter to win one of 5 $10 Amazon gift cards!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Product Review and Giveaway: Zim's Max-Freeze Gel

My husband is an active and handy guy. He's always working in the yard, doing projects around the house, throwing balls at the baseball field, and working out at the gym. I admire his work ethic, but not his aches and pains afterward. It seems like he always has an achy shoulder, knee or other body part after a hard day of physical labor. Taking painkillers frequently can have negative health consequences, which is why he has turned to more natural ways of addressing his muscle aches. Recently, he's started using Zim's Max-Freeze Gel, and he's been very pleased with it!

He can feel Zim's working as soon as he rubs it on his skin because it has a really awesome cooling effect on application. His skin even feels cooler when I touch it! Best of all, Zim's Max-Freeze Gel is made with natural, organic ingredients, such as aloe vera, arnica, ilex, vitamin E and tea tree oil. It's not tested on animals, and it contains no parabens, sulfates or coloring. With natural menthol, it's designed to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains in the joints and muscles. He uses it all the time, and it really seems to work in alleviating the soreness.

Zim's is available at many major retailers, such as Walgreen's, Walmart, Rite-Aid, CVS, and many more. Click here to find a complete list of stores, and visit www.ZimsUSA,com to see all Zim's products and learn more about them. Follow Zim's on Facebook and Twitter, too.


One lucky winner will receive a tube of Zim's Max-Freeze Gel! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my review. A sample will also be provided by the sponsor for this giveaway. I am not a medical professional, and this post should not be considered medical advice. Your experience may differ from mine. Check with your physician if you are taking medications or have a medical condition before using this product.

Extend Spring Cleaning to Your Mouth with Colgate Total Advanced Health Mouthwash

It's really important to take care of your teeth and gums at every stage of life, but I have been taking my oral health much more seriously as I get older. I want to be sure that my teeth stay in my mouth for a lifetime! So, I'm doing as much as I can to keep them in great shape. That means I brush at least twice a day and floss daily. Plus, now I've added mouthwash to my daily routine. Mouthwash is important because it can reach those places that a brush or floss can't.

The mouthwash I use now is Colgate Total Advanced Health Mouthwash. Not only does it do the typical things that you would expect, like freshen breath, reduce plaque, and help prevent gingivitis, but it is also a super bacteria fighter. In fact, it's been shown to remove 24 times more bacteria than ordinary non-antibacterial mouthwashes. Needless to say, I'm happy to get harmful bacteria out of my mouth, which can also work its way into the rest of my body.

Colgate Total Advanced Health Mouthwash is easy to use. Be sure to shake it well before using to mix all of the ingredients together. Using the cap like a cup, measure the mouthwash and then rinse it around in your mouth for 30 seconds. (Then spit, don't swallow.) My mouth feels remarkably fresh and clean after use. Best of all, I feel great in knowing that I'm taking good care of my mouth, teeth and gums by getting rid of harmful bacteria.

I hope you'll make your dental health a priority and be sure that your daily routine includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing with Colgate Total Advanced Health Mouthwash! It's available now at a store near you.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review.

Join Softsoap in Celebrating Spring with New Body Washes in Floral Fragrances!

I don't like to wear perfumes because they're often too overpowering, but I love the subtle scents in body washes. Softsoap's body washes are my absolute favorite because they are always coming out with new fragrances. I love discovering what they've come up with for the various seasons. Fortunately, Softsoap has just released two new floral fragrances in celebration of spring!

Honey Crème & Lavender

Blooming Jasmine & Plum

These Softsoap Body Washes are made with real extracts of honey, lavender, jasmine and plum. I love how they not only get me clean, but they actually moisturize my skin, so it feels soft and smooth post-shower. And, of course, that subtle hint of lingering fragrance is just perfect for helping me to feel refreshed and pretty.

I hope you'll head to the store and seek out some Softsoap Body Wash for yourself and your family. See the wonderful variety of fragrances available and give several a try. You deserve to feel pampered!

Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (April 15, 2017)

Thank you for visiting this week's Super Saturday Giveaway linky! It's live all week, so bookmark it and come back daily to see what new giveaways have been added to the linky and my right sidebar. If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, please share it with us in the linky. And don't forget to share these great contests with your friends on social media. Good luck!

See the First Official Teaser Trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"! #TheLastJedi

I have to admit that I am a complete Star Wars geek. I remember seeing the very first one when I was a kid (my sister and I went with my dad), and we loved it SO much! We collected everything Star Wars and were even Star Wars characters for Halloween. (I was Princess Leia.) So, you might guess that I'm just a little bit excited for the next installment of the series to come out this December: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. I can't wait for some of the mysteries to be solved (Who are Rey's real parents, and why does she have The Force?), and to see Luke have a larger role in this movie (he'd BETTER have a larger role!), although I'm super bummed that a major character was killed off in THE FORCE AWAKENS (no spoilers here). So, without further ado, here is the first official teaser trailer and teaser poster for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI!

Enjoy these stills from the film, too!

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI opens in theaters everywhere December 15th!

Celebrate Spring with Dawn Publications' New Books That Embrace the Natural World!

Spring has sprung! And along with the warmer weather and beautiful flowers, we get to enjoy new nature-themed children’s books from Dawn Publications! If you’re not yet familiar with this company, they publish beautifully written and illustrated children’s books that all have a nature theme. This spring, they’re issuing three new books to delight families:

Wonderful Nature, Wonderful You
Author: Karin Ireland
Illustrator: Christopher Canyon

Nature can be a great teacher! With a light touch especially suited for children, Karin Ireland explores the lessons of nature and finds their relevance to all of us. She gracefully weaves together inspiration and fascinating fact. Nature becomes a metaphor for positive social and emotional development, dynamically brought to life by illustrator Christopher Canyon.

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Download free activities based on this book.

Baby on Board: How Animals Carry Their Young
Author: Marianne Berkes
Illustrator: Cathy Morrison

How do animals carry their babies? Not in backpacks or strollers, but tucked in pouches ... Gripped in teeth ... Propped on backs ... Even underneath! Marianne Berkes’ rhyming verses present some of the many ways that animals carry their young. Cathy Morrison’s magical illustrations capture the intimate moments of mother and baby.

Look inside!

Download free activities based on this book.

There's a Bug on My Book!
Author/Illustrator: John Himmelman

Beetles fly, frogs hop, and slugs slide over the pages of this book, made to be read by a child while lying on the grass. Children interact with the book, with a tip, tap, and turn of the book, moving the critters along. The critters even interact with each other in surprising ways. John Himmelman brings together his expertise as both a naturalist and an artist to encourage children to explore nature in their own backyard.

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Download free activities based on this book.

All three of these books are wonderful additions to Dawn’s growing catalog of nature-themed children’s books that educate and delight. I hope you’ll head over to and pick up some copies for the special kids in your life.

Disclosure: I received complimentary copies of these books to facilitate this post. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on purchases made through this link.