Thursday, December 9, 2010

Plow & Hearth Review & Giveaway

Recently, I had the pleasure of reviewing a 4 Panel Raised Bed from Plow & Hearth.
I was really excited about this product since I have been trying to eat a little cleaner. I had decided I would love to try my hand at a winter garden, but I didn't really have a spot to plant a garden. With this great raised bed kit I was able to put it anywhere I wanted without plowing up the yard.
Here is my raised bed.
If you look very closely, you can see all my vegetables growing!!

Overall, this is a great kit. It is lightweight, yet  sturdy. Also it was super simple to put together! I had it together in about 5 minutes. And I had a 2yr running around while I did it!!

Best of all, the kind people at Plow & Hearth have agreed to giveaway another of these Raised Panel Beds to one of my Gracious Giveaway Readers.
To Enter the Giveaway:
Mandatory: Follow Gracious Giveaways & Reviews as a public follower via Google Friend Connect.
Additional entries:
1)Go to Plow & Hearth  and tell me what other item would be on your Christmas list this year.
2) "Like" Plow & Hearth on Facebook
3) Follow Gracious Giveaway (@ggiveaways) on Twitter
4) Follow the Plow & Hearth blog via RSS feed

Leave a comment for each entry. Winner will be chosen randomly via Giveaway will end on Dec. 15th at midnight. Good Luck!

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Getting Ready for Holiday Travel...

The holidays are quickly approaching this year. I have been perusing many luggage stores recently looking for some new bags to gear up for our busy travel during the holiday season. I've not loved what I've seen in a lot of local stores. Everything seems to look just alike, but I found at CSN that there are tons of bags to choose from. Look at this cute bag.

I bet this bag won't look just like every other black bag on the luggage rack at the airport.
And how about a great rolling bag for your little one?
This sure would make it easy if they can roll their own bag!!
If you are in the market for some new luggage, hop over to and check out their great selection before you get ready to travel!!

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday Giveaway Linky!!

Feel free to click here
To add your giveaways to my linky.
Lots of Giveaways!! Be sure to enter some too!!
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Crazy Dog Giveaway Winner

Here's another Winner today!!
The winner of my Crazy Dog Tshirt Contest is:

Connie, I have sent you an email regarding your tshirt!

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SmartKnit Giveaway Winner!

I'm late posting my winners lately, but better late than never. Right!!

The winner of these great SmartKnit Seamless Sensitivity Sock is
Congrats Kia!~
I have sent you an email and will have these sent to you as soon as I receive your shipping info!

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Torn By Amanda Hocking Pre-Release Book Review

About 6 months ago, I started getting hooked on paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Honestly, I thought I would be the last person on the face of the earth to be interested in vampires, werewolves, fairies and trolls. But, let me just tell you...a good paranormal writer will suck you in. Seriously! You too will love it if you give it a chance :)
So, several months back, after reading Twilight, and still searching for a vampire fix, I found Amanda Hocking's series My Blood Approves.  I loved this series and can not say enough good things. Amanda writes for the teen crowd, but do not in any way let this make you think she is not a strong writer. Think of young adult writers such as J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyer. Trust me, Amanda Hocking produces the same superior writing as these writers in my opinion. Amanda also has writen another series called the Trylle Trilogy. I kept thinking I wasn't going to be interested in this because it was based on trolls. Oh, but let me just tell you. This series is one of the best so far!! And, I totally loved the whole trylle (aka troll) world that Ms. Hocking has created for us. I could picture it so vividly.
So, as I said I love the Trylle Series, and I was ecstatic when given the opportunity to preview the new book of the Trylle Series called Torn. The first book, Switched, was phenomenal and Torn was beyond words. Amanda Hocking has a way of drawing you into her world of fantasy. You actually feel that you could be the lead character. Just unbelievable. And let me clarify. I am a 31 year old mother of two young children.  I am proof that a young adult writer such as Amanda Hocking can certainly pull in readers from other age ranges when writing about such a vivid and captavating story. If you'd like to read an excerpt from Torn you can do so here.
Be on the lookout for the upcoming release of Amanda Hockings new release in the Trylle Series: Torn

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Giveaway Linky

It's Sunday! And you know what that means! Another Sunday Giveaway Linky!!! Add your linky and feel free to enter some on my giveaways while you're here.
Have a great Sunday!

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