Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cooking With Colavita Giveaway

Welcome to the Cooking With Colavita Giveaway

Yum! An Italian Gourmet Gift Basket is being given away! Make sure to enter below for your chance to WIN BIG!

Thank you for visiting and Good Luck!

Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways 

Sponsored by: Colavita

The Colavita Story:
The Colavita family traces its roots to the small town of Sant'Elia a Pianisi, in the Molise region of Italy. It was there, four generations ago, that Giovanni Colavita founded the family olive oil tradition and Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil was born. Over the years, the Colavita family became masters at the delicate crafts of & tasting and blending extra virgin oils from different types of olives grown in Apulia and nearby regions. This skill enabled the family to produce 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil with a consistent fine quality – a skill that sets Colavita apart today from the other leading brands.

Today, the Colavita’s main focus is still bringing consumers authentic Italian extra virgin olive oil; however, the Colavita brand has grown to include many other quality specialty food products that are sold in over 60 countries. Colavita durum wheat semolina pasta, a full selection of balsamic and wine vinegars, traditional and organic pasta sauces, ready-to-serve soups and marinated vegetables, and olive-canola blended oils are the ingredients of choice for chefs in home, restaurant, and professional kitchens worldwide.

** One winner per household, email address, or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. Winners must have a U.S.-based address to receive their prize. **

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Colavita Simply Italian Gift Basket. This is open to US and ends 12/14/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!

Good Luck,  Thanks for entering!

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Family Holiday Package Giveaway

Christmas is a time of giving and that is why A Small Village has put together a giveaway that will have a prize for everyone in your family, from men's body wash to baby blankets. 

Something for everyone on your list! Even goodies to keep for yourself. 17 Prizes in one giveaway, and Winner takes all! 

Thank you for visiting and 
Good Luck!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Sano Vitamin C Serum Review #SanoSerum


Sano Vitamin C Serum is immersed in Hyaluoronic Acid, and has a 20% concentration of the most stable form of Vitamin C, Sodium Ascorbic Acid.

Sano Vitamin C Serum is effective for improving skin brightness and anti aging. 

  • Vitamin C Serum ~ The Secret to Younger Looking Skin is Yours! A famous T.V. doctor and dermatologists consider Topical Vitamin C the #1 Secret to "Drop a Decade From Your Face." Thanks to Sano Naturals' Triple Action Anti-Aging Ingredients, you have access to this top anti aging, anti-wrinkle secret.
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Sano Vitamin C Serum makes my skin look and feel great! It really makes my skin feel smoother and it appears brighter. It is evening out my dark spots and making them fade. I wear the serum alone and under makeup. I also like the eye cream, and a little bit of it goes a long way. Under my eyes are softer and smoother. With the Sano money back guaranty, you have nothing to lose, so I highly recommend giving this serum a try!

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Nut Milk & Cold Brew Coffee Maker - Food Grade Strainer/Filter Bag Review

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This is my first time making Almond Milk, and I loved it! It was easy to do and easy to clean. My Almond milk was so very tasty! So much better than the store bought versions! The mesh on the bag is very fine, and it strained out all of the almond pieces. I am going to try cold brewing coffee next, as I have read that it is less bitter than regular hot brewing methods. So far, I am pretty impressed with this and have been thinking of all kinds of uses and recipes for it. I recommend this bag for anyone who wants to try their hand at making their own nut milk! 

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Ashieda Konjac Facial Sponge Review

Ashieda Konjac Facial Sponge Review


The Original Konjac Facial Sponge by Ashieda is Made from natural Konjac vegetable fiber with collagen, this sponge has an extra fine texture and is the ideal cleanser for every type of skin, even the most sensitive.

Exfoliates, Nourishes and Repairs Skin The Natural Clear Skin Cleansing Sponge will exfoliate dead cells while leaving behind a soft film that will nourish and protect your skin with additional collagen.

It will tighten and plump your skin and fight wrinkles by softening the keratin structure and repairing the elastin fiber needed to keep skin from sagging.

Cleanse pores, eliminate blackheads, dirt and oil without need of another cleanser Naturally moisturize your skin Gently exfoliate your skin, bringing out a natural shine Balance the PH of your skin Help repair and renew your skin 100% Natural The Natural Clear Skin Cleansing Sponge is manufactured using only natural processes, with no preservatives, no coloring and no additives.

It is completely bio-degradable, naturally sustainable and environmentally safe. Softly massage your face to a clear, healthy glow with the only sponge that will nourish and protect even the most hyper-sensitive skin.

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This is a fantastic little facial sponge! It is all natural and exfoliates without being rough, and is very gentle on my skin. You don't need to add any cleanser with it, which I found a little weird at first, but it worked, and worked well. For under $5, it will make a great little stocking stuffer! I would highly recommend checking this out!

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Turn it Up Tuesday #62

Happy Thanksgiving! Are your menus ready? Travel plans booked?
Check out the fantastic links for some great holiday ideas!

Thank you for visiting! Hope your Holiday is a Happy one!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! And we're definitely celebrating this week on Turn It Up Tuesday! Share all of your amazing Thanksgiving, Fall, and all around Holidays posts here this week! Our hosts and guest hosts will be selecting their favorites, and 4 posts will win Best of the Best!!!

Happy Thanksgiving

Welcome to the 62nd week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! We're so happy to have you here this week - and thanks for the amazing posts last week! There were so many great posts to choose from! And we had another record-breaking week - thanks again!!!


Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!


Silvie from My Silly Little Gang

Through Silvie's posts, she shares the details of raising my silly little gang of boys and the different things she encounters in her life as a mommy. Including crafts, recipes, and reviews, she enjoys blogging and all the work it entails. It definitely keeps her on her toes, but it's rewarding for her when she receives a comment from a reader letting her know they enjoy her post. Her goal is to grow her blog into all it can be. As a mommy blogger, she has had the opportunity to work with several brands to review their products or places.
Stop by and check out her's definitely a great read!

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Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma's Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from 100lb Countdown | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Kae from Where's My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Yolanda from That's Mashed Up | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for November!

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Angie from God's Growing Garden | Damjana from AppleGreen Cottage | Keri from Living In This Season | Stasia from Our Life on a Budget | Kimberly from Life is a Lullaby | Rebeka from Homemade Momy | Serena from Simple Holistic Girl | Amy from Home Remedies | Stacy from Little to No Progress Here | Tanya from City Mom Loves | Tina from The Happy Creations

Interested in being a guest host for the month or becoming a permanent co-host?

Complete the form here! Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. We're now accepting guest hosts for December, January, and February.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

Cindy chose Easy Chocolate Peppermint Truffles from The Surburban Mom. "It is the season for peppermint and I have been baking with it a lot. I've never made truffles before but I hope to tackle this recipe in the weeks before Christmas."
Amy also chose this post. "These truffles look delicious and would make great gifts for the approaching holidays - plus their easy to make!"
Tina chose Handmade Rustic Angel Ornament from Canary Street Crafts. "What a beautiful and easy to make Christmas ornament. So cute!! I'm going to make one as Christmas craft with my daughter,she loves Christmas angels!!! Maybe make some as presents."
Damjana chose Thanksgiving Table Setting from Home Remedies. "I love the fresh feel of the white-green hydrangeas centerpiece and the interesting combination of materials - the traditional combination of burlap on wood topped by a white see-through scarf, giving the scene a silky-light feel...You cannot not love it, can you?"
Serena chose Serving Others (When You Barely Have Time To Take Care Of Yourself!) from Women with Intention. "I personally feel like this sometimes. I know I sometimes want to help out others so bad even when there's way too much on my plate and I do it anyway. I have to know and trust in the end it'll all work out for the good. If I have to say no (on the rare occasion) I know if that opportunity was meant for me then a way will open up for me to do it without feeling overwhelmed."
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Mari chose Oreo Funfetti Cake Bars from With A Blast. "Can you tell I have a sweet tooth? Omg again I had a long list and had to narrow down but I loved Linda's treat because it mixes 2 of my daughters's favorites so it's a must try."
Jillian chose Friday Favorites: Updated Thanksgiving Planner from Krafty Cards etc. "I am SUCH a planner nerd and think it is absolutely necessary to have a planner for your Thanksgiving meal. I want everyone to know about and enjoy this printable!"
Angie chose Angeli di carta fai da te * DIY paper Angels from Caseperlatesta. "These paper angels are so simple but yet so classy - many ways to decorate with them - on the tree, in a nativity scene or as a place setting for Christmas dinner!"
Cathy chose Pancake Battered Banana Bites from The Pinterested Parent. "I can’t wait to serve these adorable little bites to the little ones in my life…except I know the big ones in my life are going to love them too!"
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Stasia chose Nursing & Pumping Essentials from The Memoirs of a Mommy. "I just would have found this list super helpful when I was pregnant and will definitely use it the second time around!"
Tenns chose Mommy, Where's Your Meatball? A Tale About Testicles + Tips for Discussion from Epic Mommy Adventures. "While it was hilarious, it gave me a real reality check of what it means to raise a boy. I’m so happy you shared this insight, because kids, especially boys, never cease to amaze, surprise or humiliate you. I have a bit more of an idea of one of the many crazy things that may happen with having a son."
Silvie chose 4 Simple & Oh So Cute Christmas Gifts from Always Made with Love. "These 4 ideas are adorable, simple and easy to do. These would make perfect stocking stuffers or add a nice touch to gift baskets, or use as bows on gifts!"
Tiffany chose 7 Tips to Being a Better Stay-At-Home-Mama from Seven Graces. "I love this post! It can be so hard to remember that being at home is not only about taking care of our children but taking care of ourselves as well. A better us means a better Woman, Wife and Mother for everyone else."
Stacey chose 7 Epic Books for Bloggers from Amber Kristine. "What a wonderful listing of books! Even though I have been at this blogging thing for almost two years, I still feel like there is so much that I have yet to learn. I am definitely going to check into some of these. Thank you so much for sharing!"
Jessica chose A Better Human Being from Two Teens and Their Mama. "What an inspiring story! It made me think of what I currently have in life and be thankful for it all :). Thanks for the beautiful share!"
Rhonda also chose this post. "During dark hours we sometimes loose sight of the blessings that we still have. To strive to be A Better Human Being during difficult things takes courage, but it also takes courage to strive to be A Better Human Being during our good times. Hopefully we will remember just how blessed we are this holiday season."
Meghan chose Two random parenting fails from Ripped Jeans & Bifocals. "I love this post because it is just so honest. It's easy to hide behind the computer and make it seem (on purpose or not) that your life is perfect to your readers."
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Kelly chose DIY felt board pictures - game time! from AppleGreen Cottage. "I love the simplicity of the felt boards - and that it isn't electronic!"
Chelsea chose Apple Roll Ups Recipe from Typically Simple. "This recipe looked so adorable! The perfect bite of apple pie plus the flakiness of crescent rolls. So easy, and soooooo yummy sounding! I just might make these for the kids on Thanksgiving!"
Rebeka chose 10 Ways To Save On Thanksgiving Dinner from A Mitten Full of Savings. "With holiday travels, two big dinners, presents for 4 others and stockings for all guests on Christmas eve, the holidays get pretty tight on money. I love these suggestions to help ease the strain on the pocketbook. You can even use several of the tips together!"
Natasha chose Objectified from British Mum USA. "I am upset about this post on so many levels, but I do feel that there is a bright side too. Your daughter’s friend not only recognized that this is an issue but she did something about it – she spoke up! I have seen this happen many times, and yes, the boy is a complete idiot but sometimes the girls fall for it believing that the only way for him to like her is to have sex with him. It is so sad! And that’s why I’m so incredibly proud of your daughter’s friend for not dealing with it or believing it is acceptable."
The post with the most clicks is Shop Spotlight: Ahoy Amigo from Life with Peanut.

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And the Best of the Best is...

There are two posts tied for 1st place!
Easy Chocolate Peppermint Truffles from The Surburban Mom
Apple Roll Ups Recipe from Typically Simple
And we have two posts tied for second place!
A Better Human Being from Two Teens and Their Mama
Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!
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let's get started!

*Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back. *Link up as many posts as you'd like! The more, the merrier! *Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends! *Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!
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