Monday, March 29, 2010

CollarCrazy.com Giveaway and Review

A few weeks ago I did a review on BigDogSpa.com. Today's review is another one for dog owners...a Dog Collar kit from CollarCrazy.com! These kits come with everything needed to make a dog collar, including detailed instructions with pictures. You get to choose the style, size and fabric for your collar.I got one for our dog Shadow, in the Pink Camo print. It was a lot of fun to make, and the instructions were very easy to follow! Here is a picture of the finished collar.


CollarCrazy.com not only sells Make-It-Yourself kits, they also offer Create-Your-Own, where you choose the fabric and then they make the collar for you. As well, they carry Leashes, Bandannas and Cat Collars!

"Colorful, comfortable, washable -- the best cat collars, martingale collars and flat buckle collars for the best companions. Cats and dogs enjoy CollarCrazy.com neck wear. Our dog collars and cat collars, harnesses, and leashes are individually made. Reinforced stitching strengthens stress points on all dog collars and cat collars, harnesses, and leashes. -- So how strong are our collars? To test them, we took a 1.5" martingale collar that had been worn and washed mulitple times, attached it to the back of our full-size van and pulled my 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlas Cierra out of the garage. It worked. The collar is fine. Why did we do this? We felt that if we could pull that car on a flat surface, the collar was very strong. This collar was made just like all our regular collars with fine cotton fabric, bonded suiting weight interfacing, and regular hardware with no additional webbing."

CollarCrazy.com is offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate (good at CollarCrazy.com or BigDogSpa.com) to one of my readers!

Mandatory Entry
Go to CollarCrazy.com and tell me which fabric you'd like to get for your dog collar!

Bonus Entries

2 Entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. This is worth 2 entries, so leave 2 comments.

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

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

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

1 Entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.


This giveaway ends Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 7:00 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.

Disclaimer:I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review. I did receive product for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from CollarCrazy.com

2 Winners!

Sorry I'm late getting this posted! I did confirm the winners, but we were out of town at a Bible competition for our Church kids this week, so I didn't get a chance to post the winners.
For the Air-O-Swiss Travel humidifier, Random.org chose comment #89, Mandala, who said
"Would like to get their AOS 2071 Air Cleaner (Combi)"

For the Primitive Kountry Candle, Random.org chose comment # 22, Wendi P, who said
"I follow you on twitter (WendiP). Thanks!"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Charm Factory Bracelet-Giveaway and Review!!


In the past several months I have seen many blogs featuring reviews of bracelets from Charm Factory, and I really wanted the chance to review one myself. Well, Charm Factory graciously granted my request! I was allowed to pick out 8 charms to personalize my own bracelet. I picked the Music Notes w/red crystals, and one with blue crystals. Then I chose the Heart Cross Charm, December Heart Charm, "Hope" charm (guess why?), I (heart) ice-cream (anyone who knows me knows I loove ice cream!), American Flag and Ten Commandments charm. It was a lot of fun to choose what I wanted on the bracelet.


Charm Factory is a company that mainly sells product made in the USA.

" Made in the USA
Our charms and beads are .925 sterling silver and manufactured in the United States, all lead and nickel free. Our pewter charms are also nickel and lead free. Charm Factory products do not contain cadmium. The jump rings attached to pewter charms do contain a small amount of nickel. (A few imports that we do not make here, like enamel charms and some chains, are noted in product details.) "


Charm Factory is offering a bracelet with winner's choice of up to 8 charms to one of my readers! What a great prize...personalize it for yourself, or give to someone special as a gift!!


Mandatory Entry
Go to Charm Factory and tell me what 8 charms you would choose if you won.

Bonus Entries

2 entries-Become a public follower of Hope's Cafe. This is worth 2 entries, so leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Follow me (
Pilgrim86) on Twitter. 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-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

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


This giveaway ends Thursday, April 8, 2010 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 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 receeive a bracelet for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from Charm Factory website.

Nature's Gate Giveaway and Review!




Recently I was given the opportunity to try a few products from Nature's Gate.

"Nature's Gate is a company dedicated to developing personal care products based upon botanical remedies. Our philosophy is derived from combining decades-old wisdom rich in botanical, herbal and floral treatments with modern ingredients and formulations. We bring our 30 year legacy of health and beauty expertise to you with a range of products that address personal care needs from the inside out. We are proud to bring you, the consumer, the highest level of integrity and value. Using all-natural herbs and pH-balanced formulas, each product is carefully formulated to deliver the many benefits of each unique botanical blend. All of our products reflect ongoing efforts to preserve the earths natural resources by being environmentally friendly and cruelty-free. "

I got to choose 3 products for review, so I picked the Lavender and Aloe Shampoo and Conditioner, and the Asian Pear and Red Tea Antioxidant Defense Lotion. My favorite is the shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo I had been using previously (on a friend's recommendation) was not working well at all. The Nature's Gate products brought my hair back to manageable and easy-to-care-for very quickly!

"Nourish your hair and indulge your senses with the soothing scent of Organic Lavender. Organic Aloe and Horsetail Extract nourish hair while Panthenol (Vitamin B5) and Organic Burdock Root moisturize to help hair look healthy and shiny. Our Certified Organic essences are fresh from the field, locally grown in California on land dedicated to growing Nature’s Gate botanical essences. At the family owned Organic farm, each plant receives individual care, ensuring the highest purity and quality. The farm’s water source is derived from the winter rains and snow pack of the Sierra Nevadas."

The lotion is a very fruity scent that I love! "Indulge your senses and nourish your skin with our exclusive blend of antioxidants and vitamins. Rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, Organic Red Tea and Kiwi Extracts help neutralize free radicals while Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitamin E and Organic Jojoba Oil soften and smooth dry, rough skin. Leaves skin hydrated and beautifully soft."

Nature's Gate is giving away a Lavender and Aloe Shampoo and Conditioner set to one of my readers!

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


Go to Nature's Gate and tell me another product you'd like to try.



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



2 entries-Become a public follower of Hope's Cafe. This is worth 2 entries, so leave 2 comments.



1 entry-Follow me (Pilgrim86) on Twitter. 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.



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



1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.



This giveaway ends Thursday, April 8, 2010 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 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 product for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Nature's Gate website.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Squishy Bowls-Giveaway & Review!!



Okay, today's giveaway is a unique product! Guyot Designs offered me the opportunity to review a set of their Squishy Bowls, and boy are they neat! I was sent the Celery bowl and Tahoe Blue cup, and this review made for a good excuse to eat some Reese's Puffs (hey, I needed to use it for something :)!

These are very handy, as they collapse for easy packing in small spaces. They would be great for camping trips, hinking/backpacking, etc.
"Collapsible for easy packing, yet made to retain their shape, these bowls are perfect for hot and cold foods on-the-go. Made of flexible food-grade silicone. Temperature resistant to 400F. Easy clean-up - hand wash using soap and water."
Guyot Designs also carries Squishy Bowls for pets, botles, and other outdoor supplies.
They are offering a set of Squishy Bowl and Cup to one of my readers!
**********Mandatory Entry**********
Go to Guyot Designs and tell me another product you like or something you learned.
Bonus Entries
2 entries-Become a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.
1 entry-Follow me (Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.
1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once daily. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.
3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.
1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a coment for each giveaway you enter.
This giveaway ends Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 11:59 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. Giveaway open to US residents only.
Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review. I did receive product for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from Guyot Designs website.





Friday, March 19, 2010

Melitta Coffee Giveaway and Review!!



If you couldn't tell by the name of my blog, I love coffee! So, I was thrilled when offered the opportunity to review some coffee from Melitta Coffee. But, they didn't just send a bag of coffee, they also sent me their Ready-Set-Joe Single Cup Coffee Brewer. This is sooo handy! All you do is put the coffee grounds in the cone piece on top of the mug, add hot water....and you have coffee! It works great, and I have used it several times already when I just want enough coffee for
myself. I was also sent a bag of the Parisian Vanilla coffee to try...and it is delicious! I prefer flavored coffee, and this is great. Not too strong, but a definite vanilla taste to it.

"For 100 Years, Melitta has dedicated itself to providing the ultimate coffee experience with its premium line of gourmet coffees, coffee filters, and high quality coffeemakers, bringing European Indulgence to everyday life."

Now, the best part is that Melitta Coffee is offering a Ready-Set-Joe
and 2 bags of coffee to one of my readers!


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


Go to Melitta Coffee and tell me another coffee flavor you'd like to try.

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

2 entries-Become a public follower of Hope's Cafe. This is worth 2 entries, so leave 2 comments.

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

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

1 entry-Enter another one of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

1 entry-Follow Melitta on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.
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This giveaway ends Friday, April 2, 2010 at 11:59 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 product for the purpose of review. All quotes taken from the Melitta website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.


Winner of BigDogSpa.com GC!

Congratulations to comment #3, Jennifer, who said
"I love the Bone-shaped Oatmeal Soap-on-a-Rope"
I have emailed Jennifer and she has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Custom Creations Unlimited Tote Bag Giveaway!

Not long ago I posted about a personalized Tote Bag I was sent for review from Custom Creations Unlimited. Well, here is your chance to own one too!
This company offers everything from Photo Beach Towels to Photo Puzzles, Photo Blankets, and more!

"Why Order From Us?

  • EXCLUSIVE - Free Proof
  • Free Personalization
  • Fast Shipping
  • Easy online ordering
  • Automatic Shipment Notification
  • Toll Free Support Line
  • Proudly Made in the USA
  • Highest Quality Products
  • Expert, Experienced Art Staff
  • Volume Discounts"
I guarantee you will love browsing this website! Custom Creations Unlimited is offering a Hope's Cafe reader their very own Photo Tote Bag! These are beautiful bags with the image actually dyed onto the bag...that way the picture won't flake or peel with time!
"Our standard Photo Tote Bag is perfect for school, errands or trips to the beach. Each Tote Bag is 16.5" x 16.5" white canvas with a black nylon strap, 9.5oz 100% Polyester Duck (a tightly woven, heavy, plain weave fabric with a hard, durable finish). Your image is created using dye sublimation which permanently dyes the canvas. Your photo will look much better than a heat transfer and won't feel or flake off. "


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

Go to Custom Creations Unlimited, Inc. and tell me another product
you like.


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

2 entries-Become a public follower of Hope's Cafe. This is worth 2 comments, so leave 2 comments.

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

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

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

1 entry-Sign up for Custom Creation Unlimited's email newsletter. Leave a comment telling me you did.

This giveaway ends Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 11:59 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. All quotes taken from Custom Creations Unlimited website.

Wilton Baking Pan Set-Giveaway & Review!!




When offered the opportunity to do a review with a Wilton Baking pan set, I immediately said yes! I love to bake, and Wilton has so many neat pans!
"
Wilton helps families celebrate! For 80 years, Wilton has been the industry leader in cake decorating, quality bakeware and food crafting. We are the number one resource for nationally-located decorating classes, proven supplier of professional Wilton decorating bakeware and provide step-by-step information online and thru our publications to help you make your celebration special with Wilton cakes, cookies, cupcakes and candy."

I chose to review the Heart Tasty-Fill Pan set.
This set makes a beautiful filled cake, with the filling in a heart shape! The set includes a couple recipes, but I decided to try making a Strawberry Poke Cake with it. It was very easy to make, and turned out very nicely! The strawberries started sliding a little, but that's because I didn't let it chill as long as I should have :)

One of the layers



The finished product!


The giveaway: Wilton is offering a Heart Tasty Fill Pan set to one of my readers!!

**********Mandatory Entry**********
Go to Wilton and tell me another product you'd like!

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

2 entries-Become a public follower of Hope's Cafe. This is worth 2 entries, so leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Follow me (Pilgrim86) on Twitter. 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-Enter another one of my giveaways (this may be done with any or all of my giveaways). Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

1 entry-Sign up for the Wilton newsletter. Leave a comment telling me you did.

This giveaway ends Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 11;59 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. This giveaway is open to US residents only. Disclaimer:I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review. I did receive product for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. All quotes taken from the Wilton website.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Giveaway and Review-Air-O-Swiss Travel Humidifier



Did you know that having proper humidification in your home can reduce tiredness and sickness?
Well, I have just the thing to make sure you can have the right humidification wherever you go! Air-O-Swiss graciously offered me one of their Travel Humidifiers for review, and I was excited about using it. Our family travels a lot, and carrying a regular-size humidifier around just isn't feasible. But, with the AOS 7146 Ultrasonic, we can have clean, moist air anywhere we go! The AOS 7146 is small enough to fit into a suitcase or backpack, and even comes with it's own travel bag. Simply add a bottle of water, and you've got healthy air!
Air-O-Swiss says, "Now you can take AIR-O-SWISS quality with you wherever you go and enjoy healthy air anywhere! The Travel Ultrasonic AOS 7146 is compact enough to fit into your travel bag. Just add your own water bottle, plug the unit in and enjoy clean, moist air in your room. With the AOS 7146 you can ensure room humidity is just the way you like it. Efficient ultrasonic technology uses high-frequency vibrations to generate a micro-fine cool mist, which is blown into the room where it immediately evaporates."

I have used mine quite a bit since I got it. A 16 oz. bottle lasts about 6 hours on the High setting. A red light comes on when the bottle is empty, so it's easy to notice when you need a refill. This is very handy, and will get a lot of use! It even comes with a transcontinental AC adapter, so you can use it anywhere in North America or Europe.

Now, the best part...Air-O-Swiss is offering a Hope's Cafe reader an AOS 7146 Ultrasonic Travel Humidifier!




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

Go to Air-O-Swiss and tell me another product you'd like to try, or something you learned on their website.


*******Bonus Entries*******
2 entries-Become a public follower of Hope's Cafe. This is worth 2 entries, so leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Follow me (Pilgrim86) on Twitter. 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.

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

This giveaway ends Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be contacted. 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 did not receive any monetary compensation for this review. I did receive product for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. All quotes are taken from the Air-O-Swiss website.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Giveaway and Review-Primitive Kountry Candle


Well, here's a new giveaway-an 8 oz Double Layered Candle from Primitive Kountry! I found this website not too long ago, and fell in love with the rustic, country flavor of their products. When I contacted Primitive Kountry about doing a review and giveaway, they offered a 8 oz Double Layered Candle for me to review, and a second one for the giveaway! I love candles, and they have a lovely selection. Besides jar candles, Primitive Kountry offers Cake Candles, Loaf Candles and Grubby Candles!The hard part was picking out which 2 scents I wanted to try! Apple Dumpling, Blueberry Muffin, Coffee Shop and Lilac are just a few they offer. I went with the Chocolate Chip Cookie and French Vanilla. When the package came in, I could smell the candle before I even got done opening it! It smells sooo delicious! I wish there were some way to put a scent on my blog!! I haven't gotten down to the Chocolate Chip Cookie scent yet, but I can't wait!
Now, the best part! Primitive Kountry is offering an 8 oz. Double Layer Candle to a Hope's Cafe reader! I know whoever wins this candle will love it!

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


Go to Primitive Kountry and tell me which 2 scents you'd choose if you won!



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



2 entries-Become a public follower of Hope's Cafe. This is worth 2 entries, so leave 2 comments.


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


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


1 entry-Sign up for Primitive Kountry's Newsletter. Leave a comment telling me you did.

This giveaway ends Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Central Time. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be contacted. 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. I did receive product for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Winner of Brightfeet Lighted Slippers!

Congratulations to comment #5, Leslie, who said "tweeted!

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/9586007536"

I have emailed Leslie and she has 48 hours to respond. Congratulations!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Novica.com Gift Code Winner!!

Congratulations to Shel! With 274 comments, the winner was comment # 183, Shel, who said "Google Friend Follower-shel
entry2"

I have emailed Shel, and she has 48 hours to respond to my email.

Review & Giveaway-Big Dog Spa

Today's giveaway comes from Big Dog Spa.com!

Big Dog Spa says,
"This website combines products designed for big and small dogs, and their loving owners. We care about you. We carry dog supplies designed to be gifts for dog owners and their canine companions. Every dog should have its day.

Our dog supplies
provide spa grooming and wellness for the dog about town, dog on the ranch, or dog in your lap. We hope you enjoy sharing these dog gifts and dog spa gift baskets with your dog as much as we enjoy bringing them to you. What better gift could you give a new dog owner than a special spa basket designed to please both dog and owner? Check our selections of dog shampoos, dog coat conditioners, spritzers, antiseptics, coat fresheners, and other dog supplies designed to provide healthy aroma therapy for dogs of distinction."


Big Dog Spa graciously offered to send a sample of their Aromatherapy products to try on our dog, and I was anxious to see how they would work! I have to say, I was impressed. I received 2 oz. bottles of shampoo, conditioner and Between Baths Spritz. They are all a Peppermint scent, and they smell great! The shampoo lathered up really well. And after using the conditioner, Shadow's fur was sooo soft! It does leave a gentle peppermint fragrance, which is lovely. Definitely smells much nicer than your average dog shampoo!
I was also impressed with the fact that the ingredients are all natural...
"All of the products in the Cain & Able Collection are all natural. They do NOT contain harsh detergents, which can cause eye irritations, skin rashes, and hair loss. The Cain and Able products are also free from artificial colors and synthetic perfumes as the chemicals can dry out the fur/hair and cause allergic reactions. Products from Cain and Able are tested on humans first. The dog shampoo, conditioner and dog spa gift baskets created by Cain and Able are sure to please."

Now, for the giveaway! Big Dog Spa is offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate/Code to a Hope's Cafe reader! This certificate is good at BigDogSpa.com or their sister site, Collarcrazy.com (keep an eye out for a review and giveaway on their products in the next couple weeks!).

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

Go to BigDogSpa.com and leave a comment on another product you'd like to get for your dog.

*******Bonus Entries*******
2 entries-Become a public follower of Hope's Cafe. If you are already a follower, still leave 2 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.

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

This giveaway ends Thursday, March 18, 2010 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 to my email, or another winner will be chosen.
Have fun!!

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review. I did receive product for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. All quotes are taken from BigDogSpa.com

Review-Custom Creations Tote Bag



I love personalized gifts. Especially gifts you get to put a picture of your choosing on. So, when I found Custom Creations Unlimited, I loved browsing their online store.

"Custom Creations Unlimited, Inc. is a family owned business located in western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, Wheaton to be exact. It all started when our son was born in 1997, we wanted to send out a personalized birth announcement as unique and beautiful as our new baby boy. We found our options were either too expensive, too slow or too 'cookie cutter'. We ended up creating and printing our own. Two months later, we set out to provide the product and the service we couldn't find.

Since that day, we've grown beyond our wildest dreams. We still print many personalized invitations and announcements but our personalized gifts have just taken off. Our Photo Blankets and Photo Towels have been the gift of choice for so many customers, especially during the winter holidays."

This unique store sells everything from Throw Blankets to Mouse Pads, Balls to Puzzles, Beach Towels to Pillows, and of course, Purses and Tote Bags. I contacted Custom Creations about sponsoring a review on my blog, and they kindly offered one of their Photo Tote Bags! I emailed them the picture I wanted put on the bag, and within a short time, my tote bag arrived. As soon as I opened it, I knew this was something that would get a lot of use...and a lot of compliments! They cropped the picture to my specifications, and it came out so clear!

Is that beautiful or what?! It's a nice sturdy canvas, too...not just the cheap tote bags you pick up at Wal-Mart. And, it's very roomy- 16.5" by 16.5". Plenty of room for books, games, or anything you want to take with you. The best part, though, is that the picture is actually dyed on to the bag...it's not just a heat transfer that will peel off over time!

For anyone looking for a neat gift for a family member or loved one...I highly recommend checking out Custom Creations Unlimited. They provide fast, professional service, as well as a great assortment of products...you're sure to find something to please even the pickiest person!

Keep an eye out, because Custom Creations will be sponsoring a giveaway on my blog in the next couple weeks! I guarantee this will be something everyone will want to check out!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Patient Style Socks-Review and Giveaway!!



First of all, I apologize for being a day late starting this giveaway :( we got extremely busy yesterday.

When I contacted Patient Style about doing a review and or giveaway, they graciously offered one pair of their Anti-Microbial Chenille Lounge socks for review, and another pair for a giveaway!

Patient Style "is the perfect place to find gifts for a loved one or yourself, whether you’re planning to welcome a new family member or caring for the ones you have.

We’ve searched far and wide – and designed our own exclusive offerings – to bring you the best products out there in one convenient online store. From chic hospital gowns – front and back – to anti-microbial pillows and products, our site features the most useful, comfortable, and stylish items, designed specifically for what you or your loved one needs.

Feeling better means healing faster, and our products make a significant difference when spending time within hospital walls or while healing at home.

Go beyond the hospital gift shop."

Patient Style.com carries everything from Designer Hospital Gowns (no hospital gives you a robe like these to use!) to Gift Baskets to Baby Blankets...and of course, socks! These socks are sooo cozy and fuzzy! I will be wearing them a lot around the house! The perfect thing to warm your feet on these cool Spring evenings.

Now, for the giveaway: Patient Style is offering a Hope's Cafe reader their own pair of Ladies' Chenille Lounge Socks!

Mandatory Entry: Go to Patient Style.com and tell me another product you'd like to try!

Bonus Entries:

2 entries: Become a public follower of my blog. If you're already a follower, still leave 2 comments.

1 entry: Sign up for Patient Style's email newsletter (on the bottom left of the home page). Leave a comment telling me you did.

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

1 entry: Tweet this giveaway. Leave a comment with your Tweet. This may be done 1 time daily!

3 entries: Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your blog post.

This giveaway ends Friday, March 19th 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 to my email, or another winner will be chosen. Have fun!

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review. I did receive a product for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own. All quotes taken from Patient Style.com

Friday Follow Blog Hop #8


MckLinky Blog Hop

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

CSN Stores Apron Giveaway!


Giveaway Gal is hosting a giveaway for a Child's Apron from CSN Stores! Low comments, and ends Mon. 3/8. Go here to check it out!

Tervis Tumbler Winner!

Congratulations to Abi, winner of the Tervis Tumbler set from CSN Stores! With 152 comments, Random.org chose #115, Abi, who said "Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Cooler would be a nice tumbler to own. Thanks"
I have emailed Abi and she has 48 hours to respond.

Make sure to check back Thursday, when I'll be starting a new giveaway!