Saturday, October 30, 2010

Gold Canyon Review and Giveaway!!



Spectacular Gift Shopping Guide!!!

Day 19!!





Some of the nicest gifts I like giving are candles and home fragrance products. And one of the best companies to get those items from is Gold Canyon! I previously reviewed some Gold Canyon candles and bath products (click here if you'd like to read it). And, when they heard about my Gift Guide event, they generously offered to sponsor another review and giveaway! Woo-Hoo! I love Gold Canyon!
I was sent the Seasonal Candy Twist Scent Pod Warmer, Seasonal Snow Flurries Oil Warmer, the Scent Pod Winter Bundle Set, Sugar Cookie Fragrance Oil, Unscented Tealights, and a Fabulous Fudge Brownie Candle.
Let me tell you...the Fudge Brownie Candle is an absolute must-have! This candle smells like the richest, fudgiest brownie batter ever!  This is my favorite candle scent now, and one I plan to keep on hand at all times. I love the double wick, as that makes the candle burn evenly, and last longer. 






I had never used a Scent Pod Warmer before, so this was a new experience for me. And now that I have, I am in love with it! It is sooo easy, and requires no clean-up, the way tart and oil warmers do! Simply place your scent pod of choice in the warmer, turn it on, and you have a delightful fragrance filling the room in no time! If you want to change fragrances, that's no problem-just remove the scent pod, and place your new one in the warmer. No more cleaning up oil or scraping out wax! This warmer also has a timer, so you can set it to run for 4, 8 or 12 hours. The candy cane striped warmer makes for a fun, festive decoration too! The Winter Bundle set includes Cozy Christmas, French Vanilla Buttercream, and Holiday Wreath. The french vanilla is a very rich scent with undertones of vanilla, caramel, and butter cream. Very warm, kitchen-y type scent. The Cozy Christmas is a little more spicy, with cinnamon, apple, orange and clove. The perfect scent for cold winter days! My personal favorite, though, is the Holiday Wreath. It smells exactly like a pine tree (and a little balsam fir mixed in). For me, this is the ultimate winter scent! I love turning this on in the morning, and letting the fragrance fill the house. It literally permeates our whole house!











The Snow Flurries Oil Warmer is another piece that adds some wonderful winter decor to the house! It looks lovely with the candle burning, and seeing the light flickering. And every time I use the sugar cookie oil....it makes me hungry! Seriously, this is one of those food scents that smells so much like the real thing! I get the urge to start baking some sugar cookies every time this is on! 











Gold Canyon is giving a Seasonal Snow Flurries Oil Warmer and 1 Fragrance Oil of winner's choice to the winner of this giveaway!!

Mandatory Entry-
Go to Gold Canyon and tell me which Fragrance Oil you would pick!


Bonus Entries-


2 entries-Become (or be) 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.

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.

Extra for duration of Spectacular Gift Shopping Guide!!
3 Entries-Add my "Spectacular Gift Shopping Guide" button to your blog sidebar. Leave 3 comments with a link to your blog.


1 entry-Sign up for the Gold Canyon Newsletter. Leave me a comment.

1 entry-Using the Find a Demonstrator page, tell me the name of your closest demonstrator.



This giveaway ends Saturday, November 13, 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, 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 Gold Canyon website.

Blankopotamus Review and Giveaway!




Spectacular Gift Shopping Guide!!!

Day 19!!






I decided that we couldn't leave any age out of my Spectacular Gift Shopping Guide. After all, babies need gifts too! And the company I am going to share with you today has practical, yet very stylish, gifts for babies or their mommy's :)
Doodle and Juju sent me a Blankopotamus for review. "What is a blankopotamus?" you ask. Well, it is a very cozy blankie for your baby! What I think is neat is you get to pick from 7 different fabric colors/prints for your blanket! So, you can decide if you need boy, girl or neutral colors, if you prefer flowers or dots, etc. The Blankopotamus measures 25x30, and has a plush white backing. And the best part? It's made by Moms in the USA! Hooray for US-made products! 
Since I don't have a baby, I gave this Blankopotamus to a good friend for her baby boy, J. She said that this blanket is very nice, and I have to agree! Check out J with his stylish new blankie:





"As the owners of Doodle & Juju, we strive to offer more than just function with our products. Mommies everywhere deserve a little extra style! Doodle & Juju fuse a modern mix of bold colors, funky designs and vintage throwbacks. We hope this mixture of fashion and function will give you a little pep in your step, even if you do have spit-up in your hair!"

Remember to check out Doodle and Juju next time you need a special gift for a baby or even a mommy-to-be! Nov. 7-14, they are having a holiday sale at their Etsy shop, so for great deals, visit the Doodle and Juju etsy shop

Doodle and Juju is giving a Blankopotamus to one of my readers!!

Mandatory Entry-
Go to Doodle and Juju and tell me which Blankopotamus fabric you like best!


Bonus Entries-
2 entries-Become (or be) 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.

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.

Extra for duration of Spectacular Gift Shopping Guide!!
3 Entries-Add my "Spectacular Gift Shopping Guide" button to your blog sidebar. Leave 3 comments with a link to your blog.


This giveaway ends Saturday, November 13, 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, 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.