Monday, October 20, 2014

$150 BuyDig.com Gift Card Giveaway!

Disclosure: Mail4Rosey was not compensated to help promote this giveaway and is not responsible for prize delivery.


My mom needs a new TV. She says hers is running purple every now and again, and I'm thinking that can't be good. I'm hoping it holds out for her until Christmas, because having a TV delivered would be the ultimate happy present for her. She's still got the big, bulky, hard-to-move old kind of TV... I'd like to really update her with something nice. I looked around BuyDig and was amazed at the prices. I intend to do some more browsing over there soon.  In the meantime, I've partnered up with some great bloggers to bring you a fantastic television giveaway from them.

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Check out my full review of the LG 42-inch 1080p Direct SMART HDTV with Wi-Fi.
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One lucky reader is going to win a $150 BuyDig.com gift card to be used to purchase the prize(s) of their choice on the BuyDig website. This giveaway is open to residents in the United States, ages 18+. Giveaway ends November 3, 2014 at 11:59pm. EST. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries and will be contacted via email. If winner does not reply within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen. BuyDig.com is responsible for prize fulfillment! To enter, follow the necessary steps within the entry form below. ~~ REMINDER: all tweets and Facebook posts must be spread out at least ONE HOUR (60 minutes) apart or they will not count as valid entries. See our blog Giveaway Rules for more info! ~~

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The Swiss Colony (Petits Fours Review & Giveaway!)

Disclosure: I received this item free of charge from The Swiss Colony. No monetary compensation was received or offered, nor was I under any obligation to write about this product. All opinions expressed are my honest thoughts. I am not offering any sales or taking orders for this item. I will not receive any compensation in connection with any sales of this item.

Every year the Swiss Colony book comes in the mail during the holiday season, and every year I ooh and ahh over the pretty pictures and tasty treats inside, but I never order. Quite honestly, I didn't want to order without knowing the quality of taste, and there's no way to find out the quality of taste, unless you order.  Surely you see the vicious circle. ;)

The top left corner has a sliced petit four so you can see the inside.
That one was strawberry, which was def. my fave of the lot, but they were all delicious!

Fortunately for me, my family and I recently got to try their Petits Four cakes, and I'm here to tell you, they are so mmm, mmm, good!!  I'm not going to lie, taste testing these delicious baked treats was not hard at all. Each of had a favorite flavor, mine was definitely the strawberry, but they're all tasty good.

These come boxed in a pretty gold box: Great for gift giving!

Inside each box you will find Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla, Strawberry, Lemon, Orange, and Almond flavored Petits Fours (36 total). The cakes in the one I selected, spell out "Merry Christmas," which I think makes them perfect for a holiday gift idea!! Adding to the gift factor, they come packaged in a very attractive gold box that is sealed in cellophane (ensuring they don't fall out or shift during shipping). You can order these in a single box, or you can buy the two-pack (wrapped separately so you would have two gifts to give, or one to keep and one to give away!). The two pack is sold at a discounted price (I love that perk!).

The Swiss Colony offers a huge variety of delicious baked goodies, but they also have most any other edible item you can think of as well (my husband has his eye on a meat and cheese gift pack for his dad!), and a decent selection of non-edible items that would be perfect for gift giving as well.

You can learn more about The Swiss Colony by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and/or Pinterest.

Order your FREE Swiss Colony catalog here.

One lucky winner gets a 2-pk. of Merry Christmas box of Petits Fours to call their own! US entrants only.
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#BabysBrillianti6 Win an iPhone 6 from Baby's Brilliant!

Disclosure: Mail4Rosey was not compensated to help promote this post and is not responsible for prize delivery.



I appreciate when a company offers to donate a portion of their proceeds to a good cause. Baby's Brilliant is doing just that with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., giving 25% of all proceeds to them throughout the month of October.  Hurrah for them, for being so brilliantly (pardon the pun) involved!

The Baby's Brilliant app itself was created by Ulli Coulter, a mom of three who created exactly the kind of app for you that she wanted for her children. The free app includes three downloads, and if you want additional video and music downloads, those are just 99-cents a piece. They are available for iPhone, iPod, and iPad.


These videos are gorgeous, and very age-appropriate, and there are a ton of options too. I love that you can get some of the videos in other languages like Chinese, French, German and Spanish! I also like that you can create optional playlists so you can automatically have your child's faves playing in the order of your choice. And when play/learning time is over, Baby's Brilliant also offers 8 nightlight visual/tunes, designed to lull baby to sleep.

You can learn more by checking out one of their YouTube demo videos above, and be sure to visit them on their website. You can also follow along with their Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram social media accounts.

One lucky winner, courtesy of Baby's Brilliant, is going to take home the new iPhone 6.
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Congratulations to Terry and Tram whose names were randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winners of the HalloweenCostumes.com giveaway.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

#Sponsored #LetsTalkBums We're Talking Quality Clean w/Cottonelle

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cottonelle.


Not too long ago we tried Cottonelle's new wet/dry duo of high quality Clean Care Bathroom Tissue and Fresh Care Flushable Moist Wipes.  The paper is ribbed, strong, & thick, and instantly became a household fave. Add to that the fast drying wet wipes and we were sold! These two products are now staples on our bi-weekly shopping list.


Saturday was our youngest son's big soccer game. There's just one game left to go, and while I love watching him play, the weather's getting pretty cold out. I'm admittedly ready for this season to come to a close (which would not be the case if they played inside, but that's a topic for another day).


After the game my son wanted to go to the store...not an unusual request. We headed out to our local Rite Aid, to pick up a few things, including chocolate milk for him, and a re-stock on our Cottonelle. I like Rite Aid. We use our Wellness Card for members-only discounts, loyalty rewards, and digital coupons. It's free to use it (you get a scan card for your key chain so you always have it with you), and the rewards add up fairly quickly, so we use it often.


As for the new Clean/Fresh Care system from Cottonelle, I do have to say, my kids thought the whole wet/dry thing was a bit unusual at first (wipes are for babies, right? Oh noooo, I'm here to tell you they absolutely are not!). It didn't take long though for them to consider it just part of the normal routine, and when our stock ran out last week, I got the question of whether or not we had any refills. Of course I put the refill cleansing cloths in the container myself, expecting the fam. to do it would be a bit much (almost as hard as getting them to put paper on a roll, but that too, is a story for another day). I was mildly amused with the request for refills. I do get it though... this is good stuff.

About the Cottonelle CleanCare Toilet Paper

The paper is nice and strong, yet very soft too, and easily became an instant family fave. Some of the most popular attributes, including those, can be seen below:

Strong & effective for a confident clean
Tuggable, huggable softness that goes a long way
Two-Ply
Pairs well with Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths for the ultimate in clean


About the Cottonelle FreshCare Flushable Cleansing Cloths

The Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths have many benefits. Some of the most popular can be seen below:

Flushable
Instantly Begin to Break up After Flushing
Sewer an Septic-Safe

Alcohol-Free
One-Touch Dispensing Tub
Great for the Entire Family


If you haven't tried this quality clean duo, now's your chance to do so, with a little savings to boot. Simply watch the short video, sign-in (easy), and print your coupon for $1.00 off (any Cottonelle product). That's good savings, and good incentive to try the products too. #LetsTalkBums 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Getting a Good Night's Sleep with Dream Team Pets!!


Some children have a hard time getting to sleep each night, and The Amazing Dream Team Pets has come up with an innovative, cool way to help. Not to mention the pets themselves are oh so cuddly and cute.


Dream Team Pets is much more than a bedtime toy-it's an innovative kid's sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed. Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night's sleep. If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet, but when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet. What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves! My Readers receive 30% Off Dream Team Pets with Promo Code: USFGUIDE


Hopefully with just a few interactions with the Dream Team Pets and it won't be long at all before your little one is snoozing all night long, snug as a bug in a rug. Of course, the pet is good to be a friend long after your little one has mastered going to sleep. ;)


You can find the Dream Team Pets on Amazon. You can also follow them on Facebook, G+, Pinterest, and/or Twitter.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Collage.com Has So Many Great Keepsake Options!

Disclosure: I received two books to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and entirely my own.


Collage.com sells so many great photo items.
I recently used them to create two books, one 11.5 x 8 hardback for my friend
who just returned from a vacation trip to Israel, and an 8 x 6 paperback book for my mom.

Not long ago, a very good friend of mine went to Israel. For her, it was the trip of a lifetime! I have never been there, so I loved seeing all of the wonderful pictures she brought home with her. That same friend has a birthday coming up at the beginning of December, and I thought the perfect gift would be a photo album featuring some of the pictures she loves the most from that trip. Of course, it's going to be a surprise, if she doesn't see it on the blog...she's one of the few people in my family/friend circle who does visit sometimes. ;)

Collage.com makes all kinds of photo items. They have calenders, blankets, canvas posters, beach towels, photo wrapping paper (um yeah, that's a cool idea), etc. They also have these great photo books I'm talking about, that come in hard cover or soft cover, both with selections in different sizes.

Pictures that took up an entire page turned out nice.
Even if the originals were dark.

I selected the 11.5 x 8 hard cover book for my friend. Whether I was using a full-page photo layout, as seen above,

1/2-page pictures turned out clear too.

half-page pictures,

Even the smaller pictures remained as clear as the originals.

or a page full of smaller photos, the quality remained crystal clear, and true to the original.

My friend had some really amazing photos from her trip, including one of her being baptized in the Jordan River, so I know this book is going to be a gift that will remain near and dear to heart.

This is the smaller 8 x 6 paperback book that I made for my mom.

For my mom, who lives in a different state, getting to see her grandkids is a big deal! So, to document a trip we took up to her place this summer, where we went to an amusement park, I made her an 8 x 6 paperback photo book.

The pictures in the book turned out identical to the original pictures.

Again, whether I was using full-sized, or small pictures, the quality remained the same (excellent and exactly like the original photo).

I am sure that both of these gifts are going to be well-received, and I am so happy I got the chance to make them. I think I'm going to order duplicates for myself, as they'd both be nice to have in our library.

Things Worth Noting

One thing I do want to say...the team over at Collage.com is pretty amazing. One of the books I initially did was a different theme than the two selected above. The pictures looked fine to me, but evidently they were too small (I was trying to use photos from an online storage site I use, they must have been resized). So while nothing looked amiss to me, when the book was sent in for printing, collage.com noticed it right away and contacted me. I am forever grateful that they did, and they were very cheerful and supportive in our resulting back-and-forth conversations.

Another thing I want to note is that you can get collage pictures made into shapes for these books if you want to, and those are so entirely awesome! There are your standard collage patterns, like a square and a heart, but there also a ton of unique ones like a butterfly, or the Eiffel Tower! If I were making a different sort of book, I would have for sure used a shape collage.

The last thing to note is that if you follow collage.com on their social media accounts, you are bound to come across some pretty great deals. Today I saw where they were giving away free 8 x 10 canvas prints to the first 50 respondents.

I think this site is pretty terrific for creating photo keepsakes, and I will absolutely be using them again.

You can learn more about Collage.com by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, and/or Twitter.