Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Follow Blog Hop #7 (but only my 2nd!)


MckLinky Blog Hop

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Review & Giveaway-Brightfeet Lighted Slippers!


Today I have a review and giveaway with the Brightfeet Lighted Slippers! I was sent a pair of the Striped ladies Brightfeet slippers to review, and these are really neat! They are slippers with built-in lights in the front of each slipper, to make it easy to walk around at night. We went to a hotel recently, and it was so handy to use these instead of turning on the big room light and waking everyone up. These slippers also come in Camo, Black, Navy and Beige.

"BrightFeet™ Slippers are nightlights for your feet. Wherever you go, the lights go with you™. Checking on kids, midnight snacks, trips to the bathroom, whatever the task, BrightFeet™ Slippers are the right light for you at night™.

No need to wake up others by turning on lights in a dark room. Convenient and easy to use, BrightFeet™ Slippers provide up to 25' of light by simply stepping into the slippers. Compared to traditional nightlights that only illuminate a certain area, BrightFeet™ SlippersThe Perfect Gift for any occasion. "

I really enjoy these slippers...when I get to use them. My younger sister keeps stealing them :) She thinks they are great!

"The idea for Brightfeet™ Lighted Slippers came from our founder and experienced inventor, Doug Vick, who after getting up in the middle of the night, bumped into the bedpost while making his way back to the bed. The next day, realizing there were probably millions of people who have done the same thing, he began to work on a product that would allow a person to get out of bed at night and easily and conveniently navigate “hands free” around a darkened house. A few days later the idea for Brightfeet™ was conceived."

And now, the exciting news! Kevin from Brightfeet Lighted Slippers kindly offered a 2nd pair of Brightfeet Slippers for one of my readers! I know whoever wins these will love them!

**********Mandatory Entry**********
Go to Brightfeet Lighted Slippers and tell me something you learned, or what color slipper you'd pick if you won.

*******Bonus Entries*******
2 entries-Become a public follower of Hope's Cafe. This is worth 2 entries, so leave 2 comments. If you're already a follower, still leave the comments.

1 entry-Follow me on Twitter (Pilgrim86). Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway (this may be done 1 time daily). Leave a comment with a link to your tweet.

1 entry-Follow Brightfeet on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with link to your post.

2 entries-Email this giveaway to 5 friends. If your friends enter tell them to say you told them about it, and that's another entry for you!

This giveaway ends Wednesday, March 10th at 10:00 p.m. (Central time). Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclaimer:I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review. I did receive a pair of Brightfeet slippers for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes are taken from the Brightfeet website.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ecostore USA Winner!!

Congratulations to comment #80, Emily who said "I'd love to try the manuka honey and kelp soap."
Emily has been emailed, and will be receiving the gift code shortly.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Giveaway-Novica $75.00 Gift Certificate!!

A couple months ago while browsing I found a really neat website called Novica. Novica.com is a great place to find Unique Gifts, and even unique Corporate Gifts! Novica says "We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow."

There are all sorts of neat items on this website, from Handmade Jewelry to Vases to Ponchos to Musical Instruments. These items come from places like Mexico, Central America, Thailand, West Africa, Bali and Brazil!
They also have very pretty Turquoise Jewlery and Silver Necklaces.

"The purpose of NOVICA is to create a revolutionary system through which the artists and artisans of the world can display their fine works to a global audience of prospective customers. NOVICA does not charge artists any fees for listing their items on the website. Furthermore, artists remain fully independent--they are free to raise their prices, lower their prices, or remove their items from our website. By cutting out the long strings of middlemen, NOVICA allows both consumers and artisans to get the most out of each and every transaction." "The NOVICA global team comes from different cultures, countries and language sets. We knew we needed a name with no language barriers. A name with no cultural barriers. A new name that could be incorporated into the local language of all of our international offices. We couldn't have a name like Globeshop, which can't be pronounced in Spanish and many other languages. We couldn't have any "sh" sounds. We couldn't have "l"s, or "r"s, or "z"s. We needed a name that each of our artists could claim as their own, just as each of our clients would know it was theirs. We also needed a name that meant "new" - because we were creating a new system for the world. So, looking at the Latin root of "novus" as a base, the name NOVICA was born."

And now, I am excited to announce, Novica is offering a $75.00 Gift Certificate to one of my readers! There are several ways to enter, so pay attention!


**********Mandatory Entry**********
Go to Novica.com and leave me a comment telling me one item you like.

*******Bonus Entries*******
2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Sign up for Novica's email Journal. Leave a comment telling me you did.

1 entry-Follow me (Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Subscribe to Hope's Cafe RSS Feed. Leave a comment telling me you do.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet. This may be done 1 time daily.

3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post. Sorry, I forgot to add this one earlier!

This giveaway ends Monday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m. (Central Time). Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to US and international residents, but you are responsible for any extra shipping costs!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Look What's Missing Book Winner!!

Congratulations to the winner of the Look What's Missing book giveaway! Using Random.org, the winning comment was #4, Katie, who said "tweet http://twitter.com/ktfereva22/status/8729293068".
I have emailed Katie, and she has 48 hours to respond.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Chunky Bling Jewelry!

I'm sure most (if not all) of you have seen the Bling jewelry that seems so popular right now. Well, if you're looking for a place to buy bling-without spending a lot-I've got just the website for you!
It's ChunkyBling.com! They have all kinds of chunky jewelry...my favorites are the interchangeable charm necklaces, where you get to build your own necklace! They also have necklace/watch/ring combo sets to save you even more money.
They are so pretty! But, if a necklace isn't what you're looking for, why not check out their selection of interchangeable beaded watches?
Or, for an easy and fun way to earn your jewelry, check out how to host an online jewelry party!
Whatever you're looking for in the way of fun, pretty bling jewelry, Chunkybling.com is sure to have it!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Bluebonnet TervisTumbler Set-Review and Giveaway!

I have another giveaway sponsored by CSN Stores! Yeah! The first time I went to the CSN website I loved the variety and selection they offered. From a kitchen bar stool to outdoor furniture, CSN stores has it all! I have been back to their site many, many times since then! When I was offered the opportunity to do a review and giveaway I quickly said yes! After a looong search :) I chose to review the Texas Bluebonnet Tumblers from Cookware.com. I got to do the review with the set of 2 16 oz. tumblers, but they are sold as single cups, or sets of 2 or 4. They also come in 4 different sizes (10, 12, 16, or the big 24 oz.). They also come in a huge variety of designs, including dogs, birds, lighthouses, flowers, fish, etc. You are sure to find a design to please anyone! These are beautiful tumblers, and seem very durable! I love having these in my kitchen. I know you would enjoy winning a similar set, so here's your opportunity!! CSN Stores is offering another set of 2 16 oz. Texas Bluebonnet Tervis Tumblers!


*****Mandatory Entry*****
1 entry-Go to Cookware.com and tell me another of the Tervis Tumblers you'd like to own!


*******Bonus Entries*******
2 entries-Become a public follower of my blog. Leave 2 comments! If you are already a follower, still leave the comments!

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done 1 (one) time daily. Leave a comment with a link to your tweet.

1 entry-Subscribe to my blog via RSS feed. Leave a comment telling me you are a subscriber.

2 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 2 comments with a link to your post.

This giveaway will end Monday, March 1, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email, or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I did receive product to review from CSN Stores.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Ecostore USA Review and Giveaway!


I was recently given the opportunity to review 2 products from Ecostore USA. EcoStore was founded in New Zealand over 15 years ago by Melanie and Malcolm Rands. Their company soon expanded, though.

"The original customer base of ecostore NZ was comprised of mostly ‘Greenies’ and organic gardeners. However, it was not long before testimonials from other parents (many of whom were unaware of the benefits of eco-friendly products) began to pour in with wonderful news of their children's allergies and eczema clearing up. Many noted that any respiratory issues were healing, and many lingering chronic conditions were disappearing.

By simply changing to the genuinely clean and green ecostore products, people were experiencing surprising and unexpected improvements in their health. As the notion of using products with “No Nasty Chemicals™” gained popular appeal, ecostore quickly outgrew its location in the Rand’s basement and the business moved to a storefront in Auckland, New Zealand."


I chose to review the Laundry Liquid and the Cream Cleanser. I used the laundry liquid first (seems like there's always laundry to do!!). Overall I really enjoy using this product. There are only 2 drawbacks that I see: 1, There is a very strong scent to the liquid. It isn't the best smelling laundry detergent I've ever used! However, the clothes come out smelling clean...not like the detergent! 2, There is no measuring cup or anything. It simply says to use 3-4 tablespoons per load (who brings a tablespoon with them to do laundry?) This was easily remedied though, and I would use this product again. Ecostore says, "Ecostore USA uses 100% Certified Organic Eucalyptus oil and plant-based ingredients, making it ideal for washing your children’s clothing. Conventional laundry liquids often leave chemical residue on bedding, clothes and even skin. This product is a wonderful, healthy alternative."

Next, the Cream cleanser. I really liked this product from Ecostore. "You'll be amazed at the versatility of ecostore Cream Cleanser. Using only plant-based ingredients, including Lemon Verbena oil, this wonderful cream cleanser can be used everywhere from the bathroom to the stovetop. Not gritty. Not harsh. Works wonders on stainless and just about anything that gets in its way ... gentle enough for glass stovetops. A little goes a long way." I don't have a glass stovetop to try this on :) but I did use it to clean our counters and sinks. It left our white sink nice and shiny, and has a nice hint of lemon scent.

Ecostore USA also carries products for babies, hair care, bath soap, pets, and other household items.

The Giveaway:Ecostore USA is giving a $25.00 Gift Certificate to a Hope's Cafe reader! They offer free shipping on orders of $25.00 or more, so this is a great deal!

*********Mandatory Entry*********

Go to Ecostore USA and find another product you'd like to try. Come back and leave a comment telling me about it.

******Bonus Entries******

2 Entries-Become a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments. If you're already a follower, still leave the comments!

1 entry-Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your tweet!

2 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 2 comments with a link to your post.

This giveaway ends Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to US residents only.

Disclaimer:I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review/giveaway. I did receive product to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Quotes are taken from Ecostore USA website.



Backpack/Laptop Case Winner!!

We have a winner for the Backpack/Laptop Case from CSN Stores!! The winner was comment #18, skgaff who said "I follow you on Twitter (skgaff)". Congratulations!! I have already emailed Stephanie, and she responded. Keep an eye in the mail for your backpack soon, Stephanie!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Look What's Missing-Book Giveaway!!


For many years our family has used materials from Chick Publications. Chick Publications is probably most well known for their cartoon Gospel tracts. In addition to these wonderful tracts, however, they also publish many books. Chick Publications was founded by Jack Chick, and has been printing Biblical materials for over 40 years.

Their website says, "...the work has flourished. Jack Chick has written and published hundreds of illustrated gospel tracts in close to one hundred different languages. Copies of Chick tracts were even requested by the Smithsonian Institute for a display on American culture. Hundreds of millions of copies have been read world-wide.

Proof of the effectiveness of Chick tracts is the fact that testimonies continue to pour in from around the world. Many current testimonies cover two or even three gene
rations. People recount how Chick tracts were instrumental in their salvation thirty years ago, then in their children’s salvation and now in the salvation of their grandchildren."


Chick Publications sent me 2 books by David W. Daniels. 1 for review, and 1 for a giveaway. The hard part was picking which one I wanted to keep! I finally decided to read "Answers To Your Bible Version Questions". I have read one of Daniels' books before, and really liked it. This one was not a disappointment! This book has 7 chapters full of common questions you hear from people about the King James Bible. Some of the topics covered are: How did God preserve His Words til today? Who were the translators of the KJV? What is the Septuagint? Didn't the Roman Catholic Church give us the Bible? Is the Lord's Prayer in your Bible? and many, many other questions. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is sincerely interested in learning the differences between the AV 1611 and all other versions out there. One thing I found interesting was that every verse in the King James Bible was examined 14 times by over 50 translators each time! That is so amazing to me! The KJV obviously had God's Hand upon it's translation, yet many people today think that the modern versions are the same, just "easier to understand". Not so!

Now, for the giveaway! From Chick Publications, a book entitled "Look What's Missing" by David W. Daniels. This book covers issues such as: What words describing the Trinity are completely removed from most Bibles? What verse takes away the Deity of Jesus Christ, by removing a single stroke from 1 Greek letter? How did removing 1 single word make Jesus into a liar?

"If you believe God preserved His words, where can you find them?

History shows that there are two streams of Bible texts, and they are not the same. Obviously, both of them cannot be correct.

Respected linguist David Daniels proves beyond a doubt how we can know the King James Bible is God's preserved words in English. He answers many of the difficult questions the so-called "experts" throw against the King James.

Whether you want to defend the King James Bible or learn which Bible you can trust, you will find the answers here."

This is a great book! And now you have a chance to win it!

*******Mandatory Entry*******

Go to Chick Publications, come back and leave a comment on another product you'd like.


*******Bonus Entries*******

2 entries-Become a public follower of my blog! Leave a comment telling me you are (if you're already a follower still leave 2 comments). This is worth 2 entries, so leave 2 comments!

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your tweet.

2 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 2 comments with the link to your post.

2 entries-Subscribe to Chick News. Leave 2 comments letting me know you did.

This giveaway ends Saturday, Feb. 20th 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how I will notify the winner. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclaimer:I received no monetary compensation for this review. I was given a book for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Quotes are taken from the Chick Publications website.

Scripture Designs Note Cards Winner!

Congratulations to comment # 35! Robyn said "Signed up for the card giveaway on Scripture Designs' website." I have emailed Robyn and she has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. I know she will enjoy these beautiful note cards!