Monday, March 12, 2012

Canvas Press Review and Giveaway - Janice's Return Week!

"We’re glad that you’re taking a moment to learn more about what we do here. Your time is valuable, especially when it’s leading to the purchase of a timeless treasure. Did you ever imagine that the special photo from your wedding or vacation could be blown-up, enhanced and printed with digital quality on beautiful canvas? We do it everyday. In addition, our products resist fading for over 100 years! Part of our process involves the finest sprays, wood frames, inks, printers and canvas materials available. With Canvas Press, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve chosen the best."

My sister, Janessa, has a beautiful canvas in her living room and I was always jealous of it when I went to her home! 
When I found out that I was going to be able to review a 16x20 1.5" canvas print from Canvas Press I was so excited! I poured through all of our wedding pictures to find out which one would be the "chosen picture." I finally chose what picture I'd like for the canvas, made my order (which was SO EASY!), and then patiently waited for it to arrive. Before I could even get excited about it arriving, it was at our doorstep.

It had been raining all day when I came home from work to see it on our doorstep. It was placed in front of the door, wrapped in a clear plastic trash bag. The canvas was securely packaged in the box, the corners surrounded by extra cardboard for added support. When I opened it, the canvas was in perfect condition. 

The canvas itself is beautiful! Our kitchen is very colorful and has a "bright and cheerful" feel to it. This canvas now hangs on our wall across from the dining room table, in perfect view for all of our dinner parties. The colors on the canvas go perfectly in our kitchen. I love it!

A front and side view of the canvas. 

Giveaway Time!

One lucky reader is going to win their own 16x20 1.5 Canvas from Canvas Press just like mine!
 (ARV $110+)

Please leave one comment per entry and also an email address so I can contact you if you're the winner!

Mandatory Entry: Tell me which picture of yours YOU would choose if you won a free canvas!

Extra Entries

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Follow Canvas Press on twitter (1 entry)
Tweet about this giveaway (1 entry)
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Share this giveaway on facebook (2 entries)

Giveaway Ends 3/23

*I received a canvas to review for my blog. I was paid in no way for a good review. Reviews are solely based on my own personal opinion. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me before a new winner is chosen.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fresh Pet Review - Janice's Return Week!

"Almost seven years ago, a bunch of us were talking about how much we love our pets – we let them sleep in our beds, we spend whatever it takes when they get sick, we throw them birthday parties. They’re part of our families. We work hard to give our pets the very best, just like our children - to keep them happy, healthy and safe.  And then we turned to what we were feeding them.  Most of us were feeding our pets dry, processed corn byproducts and dehydrated meat from a bag. And we all know dogs and cats are carnivores."

We decided, in that conversation, to do something about it. To stop feeling frustrated by the constraints of big companies – to start fresh.

Ever since we got our dog, Bubbles, around Christmas time, we've been searching for yummy, good tasting dog food and treats. We were so excited when we found the Fresh Pet brand in the pet aisle at Walmart. We figured dog treats that had ingredients like Beef, Chicken, Ground Oats, Beef Broth, Salt, and Natural Flavors would be great for her. Since then, these have by far become her favorite dog treats. These are her "potty training" treats for when she goes to the bathroom outside. She loves them so much that when she now comes back inside, her automatic reaction is to stand in front of the refrigerator door, waiting for her Fresh Pet, Dog Joy, treat. 

When I found out that Fresh Pet was introducing "Ready to Bake" dog treat cookies, I couldn't wait to review them! Fresh Pet sent two different kinds of "Ready to Bake" cookies for Bubbles to try out. We decided to bake the Oatmeal and Cranberry cookies. The cookies are already pre-cut and ready to go on the tray. 

 The cookies immediately started making the house smell like homemade cookies. The smell alone made ME hungry for cookies; in fact, I would recommend having some human cookies on hand to help fight the urge to eat these dog treats (since they're not for humans). The cookies bake at a normal 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. No flipping, no mixing, no mess. These cookies are easy and simple. 

The verdict? Bubbles LOVES these cookies! I don't know if she will be able to decide which Fresh Pet product she likes more, the Dog Joy treats, or the Dognations "Ready to Bake Cookies". 

The next product on our list to try?

The Fresh Pet Select Slice and Serve!

The next time your shopping in your supermarket, make sure to ask them if they have Fresh Pet!

*I was given products from Fresh Pet to review. I was paid in no way for a good review. This review is solely based on my own, personal opinion. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Butt Bench Review and Giveaway- Janice's Return Week Event!

Pamper Your Butt!

"Bath Extras designed and manufactures the Butt Bench®, a patent-pending bath seat made of natural wood first created in 2006. We started giving out Butt Bench® to friends and family and they absolutely loved it. Some of them gave the bath seat to their aging parents and it helped them sit comfortably while bathing. We have a Butt Bench in every tub and use it to make shaving and footbaths easier, and to store our assortment of shampoos and soaps."

When my husband, Sam, and I got our dog, Bubbles, I was constantly on the look out for products to make our life a little easier with her. When I found Butt Bench online, I knew this would be a great product to help us during her "bath time". When our white pine Butt Bench came in the mail (and it made it to our house quickly!) I couldn't wait to try it out. The bench fit a little over our tub, but the suction cups held it nicely and securely in place. I was a little worried about the paint wearing off at first, but then I learned it has a nice water resistant finish as well! This awesome product will also help those with poor range of motion. 

The white pine looked perfect in our bathroom, too! 
The Butt Bench made giving our dog a bath quick and painless! No more sore back, knees, and wet clothes!

The Butt Bench is also great for that extra needed storage!

Bubbles and I give the Butt Bench "two thumbs (or paws) up!"

Giveaway Time!

One lucky reader is going to win their own Butt Bench!

Please leave a comment per entry and be sure to include your email address so I can email you if you are the winner!

Mandatory Entry: Go to the Butt Bench website and tell me which bench you'd like, along with what you would use the Butt Bench for at your home! (1 entry)

Extra Entries

"Like" the Butt Bench facebook page and tell them I sent you! (1 entry)
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Follow me on Google Friend Connect (1 entry)

Giveaway Ends March 16, 2012

*I was given a Butt Bench to review for this blog; this review is solely based on my own opinion and I was not compensated in any way for a good review. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me before a new winner is chosen. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Girl is Back in Town!

I'm back! After stopping my blog for quite a long time, I am back and more excited then ever to bring you even more reviews and giveaways! I'm so glad to see I kept a lot of my followers, and I am so grateful! Here's to the blogs to come!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sleep Scentsations Review and Giveaway

"We believe everyone deserves a rejuvenating sleep experience, without spending a fortune. Don't dream about a better night's sleep, experience it with Sleep Scentsations."

We all love to sleep, or at least I know, I do! I love jumping into the covers at night, laying my head on my pillow and being about to doze off into a nice dream. Sometimes though, no matter how tired I am, I can't seem to get my thoughts to quiet down. I've taken "PM" pills before to help me sleep, but I hate the drowsiness I sometimes feel the next morning. I've also tried the "pillow mist", which is nice, but leaves my pillow feeling moist and sometimes can cause my face to break out. 

I was contacted by Sleep Scentsations to review four of their scented pillow liners: "day at the beach", "white tea and lily", "ginger and amber", and "restore". Since I love the beach so much, I decided to use that liner for my pillow. The liners are very easy to use. You simply pull the liner off the pad and place it on your pillow. The smell is just strong enough to help you get to sleep, but it didn't keep me awake at all. In fact, I felt like I was staying the night in a spa! The liner usually lasts a little under a week, and then you simply put a new liner on. These would go perfect in any "spa gift basket" or for an upcoming Mother's Day gift. Who doesn't like the gift of a better night's sleep? 


One (1) lucky reader is going to win a liner of each scent! That's nine (9) liners, or over one (1) month of sleep scentsations!

This giveaway is only open to residents of the US

Mandatory Entry: "Like" Sleep Scentsations on facebook and tell them which scent you would like to try the most! (1 entry)

Be sure to leave your email address and a comment per entry. 

Extra Entries

Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (1 entry)
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Ends 5/14/2011

*Special thanks to the folks at Sleep Scentsations for providing products for the review and giveaway. I was paid in no way for this review. This review is solely based on my own personal opinion. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Blissliving Home Destination: London Calling

Save the Date for William and Kate!

As I'm sure you all know by now, Prince William and Kate Middleton will be getting married soon! In celebration of their upcoming union, the folks at Blissliving Home would like to introduce you to one of their collections entitled "London Calling". This is just one of their many "destinations." 

Here is the London Duvet Set, complete with raincloud pillow cases!

Or check out these adorable London Candles!

For my review, I was sent an amazing I <3 London Double Decker Bus Pillow. 

This pillow is so cute and cuddly! The colors are so bright and vibrant. Every time I look at this pillow, it makes me want to jump on a plane and head over to London. I have a white down comforter right now and this pillow looks great with it! This pillow would be great for kids or adults. 

Not really into London? Well, be sure to check out Blissliving Home's other destinations! With their help, you can travel to Miami, to Hong Kong, to Iceland!

To help share in the fun, Blissliving Home is offering a special discount to my readers!

"The Way The Cookie Crumbles readers enjoy  25% off your entire order at the Blissliving Home online boutique! Simply enter coupon code COOKIE (all caps) during the checkout process. 

The offer is valid site-wide - excluding only items in the Outlet, Wall Art, Home Accessories II and Furniture categories. The offer is valid April 18 – May 19,  2011."

Giveaway: Now Ended

One (1) lucky individual is going to win their own double decker bus pillow, just like mine! This pillow retails for $85 and would look cute on any bed or couch! 

Mandatory Entry: "Like" Blissliving Home on facebook and tell them which "destination" you'd like to see next! (1 entry)

Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner! 
Leave one comment per entry. 

Extra Entries

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"Like" The Way the Cookie Crumbles on facebook (1 entry)

Ends 05/02/2011

*Special thanks to Blissliving Home for sponsoring the review and giveaway. I was paid in no way for this review. This review is solely based on my own personal opinion. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Modern Light Candles Review and Giveaway

"Modern Light candles was founded on the belief that everyone's space should be filled with
 warmth, scent, and life."

"We are distinctly focused on bringing you high- quality, sophisticated scents that evoke a specific mood and captivate the senses. Part science, part creativity, our highly-fragranced candles are custom blended, individually hand-poured and made of 100% pure soy wax. We use lead free wicks exclusively and each candle is designed to provide more than 50 hours of intoxicating scent 
and flickering modern light."

As I'm sure you all know by now, I'm a HUGE candle lover. I could go on and on about how I love to smell different candles and find out how each one is unique not only in it's scent, but also in it's design and make.  When Modern Light Candles contacted me to review one of their 100% pure soy wax candles, of course, I said "Yes!" They had so many amazing scents to choose from too:

  • Bourgeoisie
  • Flora N 23
  • Kaya
  • Midnight Noir
  • Pandora's Box
and the scent I choose to review, which is Fresh Cut Grass. 
I live in West Virginia and I love the smell of Spring. I love it when it rains and the grass has just been cut. This candles reminds me just of that. It has this amazing scent that makes me long for Spring to get here even faster. 

9 oz. Over 50 hrs of burn time

These candles look very simple and clean. Not very flashy or eye catching, but they make themselves noticeable through their scent. When I had this lite in my kitchen, I had people asking, "What is that amazing smell?" I also noticed that when I had this candle lite, and one of my other candles lite at the other end of the house, my modern light candle didn't "go through" nearly as much wax as my other candle. Looking to get into a Spring-like mood faster? Then this candle is perfect for you! I can't wait to try out all of the other scents, too. 

Giveaway:Now Ended

Two (2) readers are going to win their own Modern Light Candle!
 These candles retail at $40 a piece!

Mandatory Entry: "Like" Modern Light Candles on facebook and please tell them I sent you! (1 entry)

Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner.
Leave one comment per entry. 

Extra Entries

Tell me which scent you'd get from Modern Light Candles if you won (1 entry)
"Like" The Way the Cookie Crumbles on facebook (1 entry)
Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (1 entry)

Ends 04/16/11

* Special thanks to Modern Light Candles for providing products for the review and giveaway. I was paid in no way for this review. This review is based on my own personal opinion.