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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Old Factory Candle Set Review

I was recently offered the opportunity to review a set of candles from Old Factory Candles and since I'm kind of obsessed with wonderfully-scented candles, I was thrilled! After looking at all of the choices they offered, I finally decided on the Happy Holidays set, which contained one of each scent: Christmas Tree, Candy Cane and Gingerbread.

When the package arrived, it was a little smaller than I expected.  But when I opened the Gingerbread candle, it smelled divine!  I had to smell the other two and they were just as wonderful!  The three glass jars are packaged in a cute little box - it was just perfect for gift giving.

These candles burn for a long while.  The description stated 20 hours, and I know I was able to enjoy them for several long afternoons over the course of a week.  They made the main floor of my house smell amazing.  The Gingerbread was my favorite, as it smelled like I'd been baking!  The scent was strong all the way to the bottom of the candle.  I love soy candles, and I love that these are handmade in the USA.

These would make a great gift for a teacher or co-worker, or a friend who loves candles.  I will have to try the Vacation gift set next time!

Here is more information from the manufacturer:

These candle gift sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. Hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming wicks, and premium fragrance oils. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life.

Below are the list of Themes and their related fragrances. 
Fall Harvest
Pumpkin Spice
Autumn Leaves

Happy Holidays
Christmas Tree
Candy Cane

Winter Wonderland
Hot Cocoa
Roasted Chestnut
First Snow

Rose Petals
Dark Chocolate

Fresh & Clean
Olive Blossom
Fresh Linen

Spa Day
Green Tea

Sea Breeze
Hawaiian Lei

Coffee Shop
Coffee Bean
Chai Tea

Man Cave
Straight Razor

High as a Kite
Bag O' Cookies

New Born Baby
Baby Powder
Baby Shampoo
First Blanket

50 Shades
Vanilla ***
Jasmine Bubbles

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review: Number One Advanced Probiotic

I've been trying Number One Nutrition's Advanced Probiotic since earlier this month. I may have mentioned it before, but I can't swallow large capsules so I'm always nervous about trying new supplements.  These capsules are small and didn't give me any problems! I haven't noticed any major changes since starting the Probiotics but it's only been a few weeks.  I do think these are helping my immune system and that makes me happy!  I am excited to continue using this product and see how it helps!

Here is some more info from Number One Nutrition:

Being healthy and happy about your body is a matter of choice.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are good bacteria who perform a very important role in our digestive, methabolic and immune systems. They produce enzymes that break down the food we eat, regulate vitamins intake and convert sugars to the essential nutrients our bodies need.

Our GI is home to 80% of our immune system!
That´s why it is so important to take a good Probiotic Supplement!

This is how the Number One Probiotic may help you:

- Drastically improve your digestive health.
- Balance your intestinal flora.
- Improve your mood.
- Break down allergy causing proteins.
- Accelerate your fat loss.

  • #1 PROBIOTICS WORKS! Doctors everywhere say probiotics are "Essential" to the body. Many will even say that taking probiotics in pill form ensures that you consume the right probiotic strains and the right recommended dosage. Taking probiotic pills saves you from consuming excess dairy and sugar, which are present in many probiotic foods.
  • RELIEF FROM DIGESTIVE DISTRESS! Do you suffer from digestive discomfort? Bloated belly? Acid reflux? Fatigue? Do you want to improve your immune system and manage your weight? If you answered "YES" to any of these, try Number One Probiotic. Two capsules a day with a light meal and you are on your way to a healthier life! Our product is made with TOP QUALITY ingredients, is 100% safe and has no known side effects. Made in the USA at a FDA approved manufacturing facility.
  • MORE THAN JUST DIGESTIVE Improvement! Did you know that the GI tract is responsible for 80% of the immune system`s health? When we improve the digestive function we are also giving a great BOOST to the IMMUNE SYSTEM. Fighting off the bad bacteria present in the GI tract will also help the body to fight off INFECTIONS. Bringing balance to the Intestinal flora will also alleviate digestive discomfort, inflammation and BLOATING.

Does your well being matter to you?
Yes, we can be healthy and happy with our bodies.
Would you like to wake up feeling energized and ready to carry on your daily routine?
Get your health on track and the rest will fall in place. 

You can also visit the company's website  for more information!  I've been pleased with the company during my contact with them, as well as with their product. If you are having digestive or immunity issues, you may want to try this too!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Review: Sieva Stretch Mark & Scar Removal Cream

Today I've got a review for Sieva Stretch Mark & Scar Removal Cream.  I've been applying this cream for appx 3 weeks now (not every day, more like every other day) and I've really noticed a change in the old scar I have been hoping to get rid of! I had shingles several years ago, and it left a big patch of uneven (almost bumpy), very light skin on my chin. I applied a thin layer of this cream in the morning and sometimes again at bedtime.  It is looking less noticeable and the skin seems to be smoothing out more.  

I plan to continue using this cream and hope that it continues to lessen the appearance of this scar! I've had no skin reaction to the cream, which I worry about when trying new products. I have sensitive skin and it doesn't like new things.  But this is a great cream that does what it promises, and the price is very affordable.  Shipping was fast and it arrived in perfect condition. Count me in as a big fan of Sieva!

If you want to order Sieva Strech Mark & Scar Removal Cream from Amazon you can do so using this link, or visit Amazon on your own.     (this is my affiliate link) 

Here is more info about this cream from the manufacturer:

The Affordable New Secret to Beautiful Skin

Are you Tired of those unsightly stretch marks and sagging skin? Imagine the freedom and confidence you'd feel if you had nothing to hide. Finally feeling great about how you look

UNIQUE COMPOSITION, CAREFULLY CRAFTED IN THE USA: Revolutionary Stretch mark and Scar therapy specifically designed to help in preventing and removing stretch mark and scars due to Pregnancy, weight gain, growth spurts, and bodybuilding. Precisely formulated to visually reduce discoloration and improving restoration of skin elasticity.

POWER PACKED FOR MAXIMUM RESULTS: Optimally blends Vitamins and natural moisturizers such as Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Olive oil, Jojoba oil, and Rosehip seed oil to help Prevent, Repair & Remove Stretch Marks and Scars.

BETTER ABSORPTION & PREVENTION: Fast-absorbing cream helps build collagen while reducing the appearance of red and silver stretch marks all while smoothing your skin's texture.

MADE IN USA - Every Anti Cellulite cream is manufactured for Sieva is made within a FDA Approved and GMP certified facility. We work relentlessly to provide the consumer with only the highest potency, purity, and most effectively absorbed formulations available to the consumer today 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Giveaway! The Three Dogateers DVD

Hey y'all!  Have you heard about The Three Dogateers? This sounds like a Christmas family movie you'll want to watch with your kids every year!   It's about three pampered pooches left to guard the house on Christmas Eve.  They become fearless DOGATEERS when thieves break in and steal every present, every ornament—even the yuletide tree! Vowing to save Christmas, the three canines set out in search of Santa, the only one who can help them on their quest.


The Three Dogateers is Dove “Family-Approved”!

Check out the trailer in the blog app below: 

I'm excited to have another giveaway to share ~ one of y'all will win a copy of The Three Dogateers on DVD! All you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter widget below....

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Stone Mountain Christmas 2014

Last week we attended Stone Mountain Christmas  with my sister and niece.  We spent a wonderful evening getting our Christmas spirit on.  Unless you are the Grinch, there is no way you can visit and not leave feeling Christmas Joy in your heart!  Now through January 4 (on select dates) you can enjoy the Christmas glow of over two million lights, plus a hilarious 4-D movie,  live shows, a parade, the Singalong Christmas train, and so much more!

Some of our favorite things to do at Stone Mountain Christmas:

The Nightly Christmas Parade: Catch a glimpse of all of the characters and actors as they arrive in Crossroads each evening. Music, dancing and lots of fun await!  We found a place near the 4-D theater to watch and it was perfect!

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D movie    it may be short in length, but it is jam-packed with fun. There are lots of 4-D effects to thrill the kids, so be prepared and put your phones and cameras safely away so they don't get wet!  My son and niece are 10 and they both thought the movie experience was terrific.  

The Singalong Christmas Train:  It's not Christmas if we didn't get to take a ride on the Christmas train! Sing carols, look at Christmas lights,  watch the antics of two silly elves on the monitors throughout the train cars, and watch "The Gift", a touching live presentation about the real reason for CHRISTmas.  The ride lasts about 40 minutes, and it can get chilly on the open-air cars.  Make sure you've got mittens and hats! It's one of our favorite parts of Stone Mountain Christmas.

Character meet and greets: your kids can meet Bumble, Rudolph, the Snow Angel and more characters while checking out all the great fun at Stone Mountain Christmas.  You can even visit with Santa!

We love to eat at The Campfire Grill.  The Campfire Skewers are delicious and the S'mores Skillet is amazing. They have lots of fun camping and forest-themed effects throughout the restaurant to keep the kiddos happy too.  Always good food, good service, and a good time at The Campfire Grill.

Make sure you try the  Funnel cakes and Snowflakes (basically a deep fried belgian waffle) for dessert.  Order them plain or add sauces, fruits and toppings.  The perfectly sweet ending for an evening at Stone Mountain Christmas.

Stone Mountain puts on fabulous Christmas shows ~ there is something for everyone.  From Toyrific to Forever Christmas, you will enjoy great music and entertainment for the whole family. Click here for a list of all of the shows you can see this year.

Need a shopping break? There are lots of places to shop at Stone Mountain Park.  This year we came home with a beautiful, hand-blown glass Christmas ornament from The Stone Mountain Glass Shop, made right there!  They also have a toy store, candy store, a gift shop in the train depot and other spots throughout the park.  You can find some great Christmas gifts there!

Until this year, we've never been able to stay long enough for the Finale with the Snow Angel, Fireworks and Snowfall.  We live about an hour away, so we usually ended up taking the kids home for bed before the 9:45 finale.  This year, however, we were determined to stay til the very end and it was SO worth it! The Snow Angel flies in and floats above you, then she starts a glorious fireworks show complete with snow!  To see the wonder in the eyes of all the kids there was magical! I highly recommend that you stay and experience the Finale when you visit Stone Mountain Christmas.

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the Park, and I hope you and your family can attend too! It's a nice way to reconnect with your family, and enjoy lots of holiday entertainment. 

Have you ever visited Stone Mountain Christmas? If not, what is your favorite Christmas event to attend?  Leave me a comment below!

Disclosure: Stone Mountain Park invited us out for an evening at the Park to preview Stone Mountain Christmas in order to review it.  No other compensation was received, and all opionions given here are my own.  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Orkin Mouse in a House Fleece Blanket

Fall has arrived, and cooler weather has come with it.  Whether you know it or not, your warm house is an open invitation to unwanted guests looking for a cozy winter vacation: rodents.  Each fall, rodents migrate from their outdoor "summer home" to the warmth, food and shelter of their "winter timeshare" - your house!  
   Being human has its perks, like having a cozy house to enjoy during the winter, but imagine having to survive as a mouse? Try your luck by playing "Mouse in a House" - a choose-your-own-adventure game that puts you in the shoes of a rodent looking to survive the upcoming harsh winter season - try your best to stay a live and see how long you last!   
Orkin uses the latest technology and unparellelled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your home.  To learn more about pest control grounded in science, or to schedule an inspection, visit or call 1-800-ORKIN

I'm happy to share this giveaway with you - one winner will receive this cozy Fleece #MouseInAHouse Winter Blanket from Orkin! Enter via the rafflecopter widget below!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Review: Hyaluronic Dew Serum, Pro-A Serum & Aging Defense Eye Cream

I recently reviewed some wonderful anti-aging Serums that are helping my skin look fabulous! I am seriously low-maintenance, so it's only been in the last year that I've consistently started using anti-aging products.  Even though I am over 40, I just never really worried about my skincare regimen until recently.  As a blogger/reviewer, I've been lucky enough to try some amazing products.  These three products from Body Merry fit that bill! Let me tell you about them!

I was a little nervous to try them at first, since my skin can be sensitive.  But there were no problems at all using the two serums. I applied the Hyaluronic Dew Serum in the mornings, and the Pro-A Serum before bedtime.  Both go on lightly and absorb quickly.  They are packaged in beautiful glass bottles and they have lasted over 30 days for me! My skin certainly looks brighter & smoother.

The company also sent me a bottle of their Body Merry Age Defense Eye Cream to try.  Wow - it works very well! I've noticed a big difference in the little crow's feet by my eyes - love it!  I did notice that the pump bottle gives me more product than I need for my eyes, so I've been rubbing it on the backs of my hands so I don't have to waste it. Good stuff.

I especially like that these products are made in the USA and they are not tested on animals.   They also offer a 90 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.  Love a company that stands behind their products!

Here is some more info on each of the products:

Body Merry’s power packed duo of Hyaluronic Dew Serum and Pro-A Serum is perfect for those looking for an effective natural and organic formula to fight the signs of aging.

Hyaluronic Dew Serum:

Morning dew is nature’s reminder that we all need moisture to kick start our day. This premium hydrating serum contains plant derived Hyaluronic Acid that provides the perfect amount of ‘dew’ to last throughout the day. Antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Green Tea add that extra punch, leaving your skin smooth and nourished.

Pro-A Serum:

Much has been said about the power of Retinol in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and its not without reason. This professional grade 2.5% retinol serum lets you truly sink in all the goodness of Vitamin A. Plant derived Hyaluronic Acid adds the much needed hydration and Green Tea works its charm as a powerful antioxidant.

Age Defense Eye Cream 

EASY ON YOUR EYES: This lightweight formula is a gentle and effective solution for all your eye woes including Dark Circles, Wrinkles and Puffiness. You can now let your eyes express everything but your age!
70+ POWER PACKED INGREDIENTS: The only eye cream on the market that has over 70 power packed ingredients including: Vitamins C + E + B5, Peptide Complex, Amino Acid Emulsification, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Antioxidants, MSM and many many more!
NATURAL & ORGANIC COMPONENTS: It has potent natural and organic ingredients such as Aloe, Rose Hip Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Cranberry, Licorice, Sunflower Oil, Borage Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Lavender, Calendula, Chamomile, Witch Hazel, Cocoa Butter, Cucumber, Green Tea - to name just a few! No harsh chemicals such as Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
MADE IN USA + CRUELTY FREE: The cream is made in the USA in an FDA registered and GMP compliant facility. It is not tested on animals.
MANUFACTURER GUARANTEE: Body Merry's products are backed with a 90 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't like this cream, just contact us and get a full refund. Best of all, you don't even need to return the bottle

If you currently use these products, or decide to try them, please leave a comment below and let me know what you think of them!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Paula Deen Live! Holiday Show Atlanta area only!

I am so excited to share my latest giveaway.  As y'all know, Paula Deen is Queen here in the South when it comes to cooking!  My readers know I've even shared a few of her recipes here on the blog.  I love her attitude, her sassiness, and the delicious food she creates! So I am thrilled to announce a giveaway for two tickets to the Paula Deen Live! Holiday Edition Show, which will be November 16 at 6 pm in Atlanta.  One winner will receive TWO free tickets to the show!  (Contest open only to Atlanta-area residents)

Come see Paula's live show at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, GA on Nov 16 and get a heaping helping of Paula's recipes, some good old-fashioned fun and lots of laughter. Join Paula as she demonstrates how to make her favorite seasonal dishes, shares family stories and plays cooking games with her fans. Some lucky audience members will even get to join Paula on stage! How awesome would that be?!

To enter, I've got a rafflecopter widget below with a few mandatory entries, and several optional ones - enter as many times as you'd like using the available entry methods.  A few are available for you to do every day so come back often!  Please share this giveaway with your Atlanta friends, and good luck!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fun for Kids Atlanta: Nutin' But Fun Woodstock, GA

UPDATE:  As of March 2019 (most recent time I've been over in Woodstock), Nutin' But Fun is closed)

Last week David & I were invited to visit Nutin' But Fun, a new party center/playplace in Woodstock.  Located near the intersection of Hwy 92 & Canton Rd, it is easy to find, in a large building with brightly colored letters!  Once inside it's a huge room full of all kinds of FUN!

Like most play places, kids store their shoes in a cubby. (Note: Kids must have socks; adults only need socks if they plan to play on the inflatables.)  They have several large inflatables, including a BIG slide, a Toddler-only area, and even a unique inflatable Laser Tag course!

There's also a huge arcade, featuring video games, skee-ball, basketball and lots of ride-on cars, etc! David had so much fun checking things out in their arcade.  We even played Galaga together! Many of the games give tickets which kids can exchange for prizes at the front desk.  If you get hungry from all that playing and running around, they have snacks and drinks available for very reasonable prices.  The restrooms are clean and offer changing areas for little ones.  This place is SO family-friendly! It won't break the bank to bring the kids and enjoy yourselves!

They have two festive party rooms available, so make sure to check out their birthday party packages!  The staff at Nutin' But Fun is helpful and very friendly, and I was very impressed with how things were handled the day we visited.  Nutin' But Fun is also preparing to open a video gaming room for teens that will have several different gaming consoles and chairs for players to compete and play together.  I love that it's not just for younger kids - they will have something for kids of all ages to do in a safe, family-friendly environment!

It's such a safe place to let your kiddos run and play while you sit on one of the comfy banquette seats, or at one of their tables and chairs.  Another thing I loved - they have kid-sized picnic tables! We frequent LOTS of playplaces in Gwinnett, and this is the only place in metro-Atlanta that I've visited which offers seating that is specifically made for little ones.  Impressive!  They took care of all the details.  If you live in Cobb, North Fulton or Cherokee Counties, you are not far from Nutin' But Fun! We live on the other side of town, in NE Gwinnett, and found it to be well worth the drive to get there.  Please check out Nutin' But Fun - your kids will thank you!

Nutin' But Fun 
9533 Main Street Woodstock, GA 30188
Tel: 770.249.3125

CONTEST TIME! JUST FOR LOCAL METRO-ATLANTANS:  I'm giving away a certificate good for admission for two and 20 tokens at Nutin' But Fun.  To be eligible to win, you MUST live in this area. Enter using the rafflecopter widget below: