Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gourmet Gift Basket Review & Giveaway

Gift Basket's are such a great gift for any occasion. You can find something for anyone, even the pickiest people. Gourmet Gift Baskets has the widest variety of high quality gift basket's I have ever seen.  Gourmet Gift Baskets offer's baskets for Anniversary's, Baby Gift Baskets, Housewarming Gift Baskets, and so much more. They have something for everyone.

I love trying new foods...and snacks. I have a sweet tooth, and that not only applies to sugar, but salty snacks as well. I was so excited when I received my Gift Basket from GourtmetGiftBaskets.Com.
The Basket I received  was the Snack Gift Basket - Standard.   My gift basket was overflowing with delicious snacks. I had to contain myself, I was so tempted to dig right in!
Included in this delicious gift basket is:

  •  Dipping Pretzels by East Shore Specialty Foods - 6 oz. - East shore is known for their plump and salts pretzel sticks which are meant for dipping.
  • Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip by Robert Rothschild Farm - 7.8 oz. - This Robert Rothschild pretzel dip is a delicious blend of juicy raspberries, clover honey and tangy mustard. Not only does it have a distinctive flavor, but it's also all natural. Kosher and gluten free.
  •   Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies by Brent & Sam's - 7 oz. - Made from scratch, these cookies have a crunchy style and are tangy yet sweet to the taste. The key lime flavor is perfectly balanced out by the sweetness of the white chocolate chips.
  • Almond Pecan-dy Crunch by Morley Candy Makers - 9.25 oz. - This gourmet popcorn by Morley Candy Makers is renowned for being one of the best. With whole almonds and pecans, the irresistible buttery toffee evenly coats every bite.
  •   Salted Peanuts in Box by Feridie's - 7 oz. - Feridie's uses only the best of Virginia's peanuts, the top 2% of the crop each year. Once picked, they are roasted in pure peanut oil and salted to perfection.
  •   Petite Cheese Biscuits by Salem Baking Co. - 1.5 oz. - This beautiful tin is filled with savory, bite-sized biscuits that are baked with finely milled wheat flour and extra-sharp aged cheddar cheese. They are accented with the delicate crunch of toasted rice and a hint of cayenne and paprika.
  •   Metropolitan Trail Mix by - 4 oz. - Our metropolitan mix is all natural and contains exotic fruit like papaya and pineapples as well as raisins, cranberries and bananas. It also has whole peanuts, almonds and pepitas.  It's a natural and delicious snack!
  •   Buttered Peanut Crunch by Old Dominion Peanut Company - 10 oz. - These peanut squares by Old Dominion can be found in all of our snack gift basket made with a bit of brown sugar and only the freshest grade AA butter. These ingredients combined with lightly salted peanuts makes for a scrumptious and crunchy treat.
  •   Peanut Roll by Dillon Candy Co. - 3 oz. - Dillion Candy starts their roll with a fluffy nougat center which is covered by a distinct layer of caramel and is then rolled in lightly salted peanuts. This amalgam of texture and flavors makes for the most delectable of peanut rolls.
  • Coconut Bar by Oskri Organics - 2.2 oz. - This bar is 100% organic made of only fresh coconut and rice syrup. It has a delicious crunch and is sure to satisfy any coconut lover.
Everything in this gift basket was delicious. I was incredibly impressed at the wonderful display of the products, as well as the high quality snacks they use. I wish I could pick a favorite out of the basket, but I honestly can't. I enjoyed everything. Instead of flower's and chocolate, I told my husband to order me a Gourmet Gift Basket next time he's feeling nice. I would enjoy that much more!! Since we are moving this weekend...maybe I will receive the Housewarming Gift Basket!?!?

GourmetGiftBaskets.Com has graciously offering you a chance to win the same basket as I did!
Giveaway open to US & Canada.

You must be a follower of my blog to enter. 
"LIKE" GourmetGiftBaskets.Com on Facebook and post on their wall your favorite Gift Basket.


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Gourmet Gift Baskets Standard Snack Basket @gmtgiftbaskets #giveaway

This giveaway ends August 17 @ 9:00 pm Central Time

I was provided a gift basket for review purposes. I received no other compensation, and the thoughts on this page are my own thoughts and feelings about this company.


I was so suprised to see how many blog hops there were on Thursday's! 
I always love a party, so of course I am participating.
I look forward to meeting my new followers!

Be sure to check out my wonderful giveaway's going on right now!

Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog Hop

For The Love Of 4

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Talkative Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to Talkative Thursday's - Week 1

Mommy of One

Talkative Thursday's is hosted by Mommy of One. I am currently looking for someone to co-host with me, so if interested, please email me at 

  • Follow the blog in the #1 spot (That would be this one)
  • Grab the Talkative Thursday's button, and make a post on your blog, with the button so new follower's know where to submit comments.
  • Submit your URL to the linky  below, please have it go to your new blog post with the button.
  • Follow as many blog's as you want!!

You must follow this blog in order to participate. If your a new follower, you can leave a comment on this post letting me know, and I will follow back.

Brugo Mug Review & Giveaway

The patented thermodynamic science of the BRUGO travel mug gives you the power to immediately enjoy the most vibrant flavor at the perfect drinking temperature. And because you only cool each sip, the remaining coffee stays hotter and more aromatic. Plus, BRUGO’s elegant design and sleek chrome accents will emphasize your discriminating taste.

 When I first heard about the Brugo Mug, I was enticed. My husband was getting so sick of morning coffee being to hot to drink on the commute to work. We always burn our tongue as we eagerly sipped our required morning coffee. The Brugo Mug has solved all of our problems!This patented mug is the only travel mug in the world to have a thermodynamic patented temperature control chamber that makes your coffee fit to sip at the perfect 150 to 170 degrees to stimulate your taste buds for the vibrant coffee flavor we desire.

The Brugo lid has 3 options. The first is LOCK, which seals in the flavor of your coffee. The second is SIP, which allows your coffee to bypass the cooling system, after your brew has cooled. The third is TIP & COOL, which perfects the temperature.
Tip your BRUGO Travel Mug away from you for a few seconds to move your hot brew from the lower chamber to the patented Temperature Control Chamber. Swill with a "brandy" motion to cool that sip to the Perfect Temperature. The longer the motion, the cooler the sip.

Let me tell you, it REALLY works.  I absolutely love my new mug. No more burnt tongues! I would highly recommend this mug. Not only does it work, but the mug fits in most cup holders, is extremely easy to clean, and is very sturdy and well made. Plus, the mugs are extremely attractive, and offered in many different colors.  They would make an awesome gift, I am going to order some more myself to share!
Brugo is now offering 25% off when you buy 2 or more and free shipping on orders over $50.00. See site specials here. The mug retails at $19.95 - or you can win one here!

 The Giveaway

One Mommy of one reader will receiver a Brugo Mug of their own!
(In a random color)

You must be a follower of my blog. Go to Brugo Mug,
then come back here and share which color you like best.

Extra Entires: 
Mandatory Entry must be completed
(2 Entries)   Like Brugo Mug on Facebook 
and post on their wall your favorite collection and color.

(2 Entries) Follow Brugo Mug on Twitter 

Subscribe to my blog

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(1 Entry DAILY)  Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs 

(3 Entries) Add my button to your blog

(1 Entry DAILY) Tweet this giveaway 

#win Brugo Mug #Giveaway @BrugoMug 
Enter HERE-

This Giveaway will end August 17 at 9pm Central Time. The winner will be chosen via, and will be notified via email. The winner has 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open internationally. 

I received a mug for review purposes. I received no other forms of compensation. These are my own thoughts about this product.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Followers- Tuesday

One of my favorite days of the week!
I love meeting new followers, & following new blogs that interest me!
If you follow my blog, please leave a comment so I know, and I will follow you back!

Click on my GIVEAWAYS tab on the top of my blog!
I am currently giving away a Corioliss Flat Iron & a
Monogrammed Backpack of CHOICE!!!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!


Tuesday Tag-Along

Familylicious Reviews

I want this!

I love Dr. Perricone products!!  The Fashionable Housewife is giving away Cold Plasma Eye Cream on her blog! You can read more about Cold Plasma and all other Perricone MD products HERE.

To enter to win the Cold Plasma Eye Cream, simply click HERE and you will be directed to the giveaway.

I would love to win this. It would be a nice gift for my Mother!

Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Abbe' Designs Monogrammed Backpack Review and GIVEAWAY

Abbe Designs is a huge online retailer of unique and great quality items. They have everything imaginable, from hair bows, headbands, tote bags, towels, drinkware, etc. You have to check out their website to really get a grasp on everything they offer. It's quite impressive. The prices are extremely reasonable, and I assure you the quality of the products are high.

 I was sent a monogrammed backpack to review, and I was able to choose the colors and everything! I had my son's name monogrammed on the backpack, and when he saw it, his eyes lit up like the morning sun!

It is of wonderful quality, and I absolutely love it. It's beautifully made. The detail is great, and I would highly recommend Abbe Designs. It fit's my son perfectly too! He loves packing up his backpack when we leave the house full of snacks and toys, since he isn't quite of school age yet!
This backpack would be perfect if you have a little one heading off to school this year. It also could serve multiple uses, such as an overnight bag, or a bag to pack up full of daily items when not at home. Your child will feel so proud caring around their own bag!
They also have adorable backpacks for girls!

It is available in different designs and customizations.

 Please visit Abbe Designs for more backpack designs, and all her other products.

These bags would be awesome gifts as well. They have so much to choose from, you will find so many things you like!
Orders are taking approximately 7-10 days to process. This does not include shipping.

The Giveaway
Abbe' Designs was generous enough to offer one of my reader's a personalized backpack of their choice.

Please keep in mind that you must choose a color and design that is listed on the website. 

 You MUST be a follower of my blog. Go to Abbe Designs and come back and comment with what color and design you will choose for your backpack if you win.

Extra Entries:
  • "LIKE" Abbe Designs Facebook Page, and write on her wall saying what backpack you like, and that you came from Mommy of One. Then come back and comment, include your Facebook name. (2 entries)
  • Sign up for Abbe Designs Mailing List (3 entries)
  • Subscribe to my blog
  • Add my blog as a friend on Facebook
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Add my button to your blog (3 entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway, include a link to this posting, and Abbe Designs (5 ENTRIES)
  • Tweet this giveaway (ONCE per day), and comment with the link
[      Monogrammed Backpack OF CHOICE #giveaway #win @ShannaEAnderson

    PLEASE include your email address with your comments!

    This giveaway ENDS  on Sunday, August 1 at 9pm Central Time. The winner will be emailed, and will have 24 hours to reply, or another winner will be chosen.

    Open to US only!
    I received a backpack for review purposes; I received no other compensation from Abbe' Designs.

    Switching Domain

    I am switching to .com or .net 
    Does anyone know who I should go through?
    I have heard so many bad stuff about everyone, like
    GoDaddy, etc.

    Opinions? Thoughts?
    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Saturday, July 24, 2010

    What a deal!

    I ran across a fabulous deal while shopping online, looking for a toy organizer for my son's room.
    I found exactly what I was looking for at Walmart.
    After comparing prices, this toy organizer was 15 dollars less then what it was being sold at Target, and other stores.
    Plus, it has FREE SHIPPING to your home!
    So for 45 dollars, plus tax, we ordered this!
    I can't wait until it arrives!
    Just thought I would share, in case anyone else was interested in finding one.
    You can view more information here

    These are my own thoughts and opinions, and is no way associated with

    Thursday, July 22, 2010

    Blog Hops

    I have some great great great reviews and giveaways lined up. I am so excited to share them with you all! They will start being posted next week.
    Having an off day, I am sick and still in so much pain. 
    But enough of that!
    I love Thursday's & Friday's because of all the terrific blog hop's that are in the blogosphere!
    As we know, I love meeting new followers & finding great blogs to follow myself!
    I wish everyone a great Thursday, & a great weekend!

    Be sure to enter my giveaway for a fabulous 
    Corioliss Flat Iron 

    New Friend Fridays

    My Wee View


    Smart and Trendy Moms 


    Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    Finally on Facebook

    I made a Facebook page for my blog!!

    Finally!   =)
    Please add me as a friend on facebook!

    Keep up to date on latest information
    and all my ramblings!

    Favorite Tuesday

    I love Tuesday's!
    I love finding new blogs to read, and follow!

    I am still in bed, resting.
    I have been so tired, and still in extreme pain.
    Hopefully this goes by fast!

    I am in the work's for some great reviews & giveaways, so stay tuned!
    Don't forget to enter my Flat Iron Giveaway =)

    Tuesday Tag-Along


    Familylicious Reviews

    Monday, July 19, 2010

    She's Baaack

    Last night, I was released from the hospital. 
    I had surgery on my foot Friday morning. I must say, I am a bit taken back. Okay, A LOT taken back. I didn't anticipate for the pain to be this real, and unbearable. We cannot find a medication to control the pain, or even to take the edge off. 
    I cannot sleep. and I cannot move by myself. 
    I need help doing literally everything, from getting out of bed, getting dressed, going to the bathroom, etc. I don't like feeling so helpless. I can't put any weight on my foot for 8 to 12 weeks.

    From what I understand, I had 3 bones in my foot cut, 2 bones shaved down, bone's put in, 2 tendons, including my Achilles, were cut and stretched. I had screws put in, my heel re-adjusted, and a part of my foot fused.

    Whew. Bare with me as I may be slow posting new pages on my blog.
    To make matter's better, I am moving July 31.
    So BARE with me, I haven't forgotten about you!

    Thursday, July 15, 2010

    Want to win THIS ?!?!?!

    BOY OH BOY, would I love to win this bad boy!!!

    One Project Closer is having a fabulous giveaway for a B&D Cordless Trimmer!! 

    The winner of this giveaway will receive a brand new Black & Decker 24v String Trimmer / Edger (NST 1024) shipped right to their door- a value of $149.97!

    Head over to One Project Closer to enter to win!!! 

    Justice for Juliette

    I recently was told about Justice for Juliette.

    Juliette was brutally murdered at the age of 2, and justice has NOT been served for this family.

    I went to high school with the father, Casey. He was at the time of the murder, and still is, in Afghanistan fighting for our country.

    Please sign the Petition to help seek justice for this poor family.
    It takes seconds, and please email me if you would like to share this with your reader's on your blog.
    You can sign the petition HERE

    And "LIKE" the Page, "JUSTICE FOR JULIETTE" on Facebook  HERE

    May God bless this family

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    Corioliss Flat Iron Review & Giveaway

    For as long as I can remember, I have straightened my hair. My hair is extremely long, and extremely thick, and without straightening my hair, it is frizzy and unmanageable. My old flat iron was just not cutting it. It absolutely would not get hot enough to battle my hair. 
    I was so excited to receive the Corioliss Classic Flat Iron from Misikko, which I had won in another blog giveaway. 

    I absolutely LOVE this hair straightener. 

    Corioliss Classic Pro Flat Iron Features
    • Ceramic plates for negative ions and hair-healthy far infrared heat, creating shiny, frizz-free results
    • 1" plate size for easy styling of short to medium length hair
    • Straighten, flip or curl
    • Heats up in less than 6 seconds
    • Adjustable temperature from 140°F to 410°F - great for all hair types
    • Convenient on/off switch
    • 1 year manufacturer warranty
    I love that it has an adjustable temperature. That is definitely it's greatest feature. You will find a temperature to suit your hair,  whether your hair is long, short, thick or thin.
    It is so easy to straighter my hair with this flat iron. In no time at all, I have perfect, shiny, straight hair. The Corioliss Classic Pro Flat Iron get's an A+ all around.

    You can purchase a Corioliss Classic Pro Flat Iron through Misikko for $89.99 with free shipping.

    Win It:
    One reader is going to win the Corioliss Classic Pro Flat Iron from Misikko

    You MUST be a follower of my blog. 
    Go to Misikko and tell my another product you would love to try

    Extra Entries:
    1. Follow Misikko on Twitter
    2. Blog about the giveaway on a personal website.
    3. Join Misikko’s newsletter (3 ENTRIES)
    4. “Like” Misikko on Facebook 
    5. Follow me on Twitter 
    6. Add my button to your blog (3 ENTRIES)
    7. Subscribe to my blog
     8. Tweet about this giveaway (1 entry, twice daily)

      Corioliss Flat Iron Review & Giveaway @Misikko & @ShannaEAnderson
    Ends August 15 -

    This Giveaway will end August 15 at 9pm Central Time. The winner will be chosen via, and will be notified via email. The winner has 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.

    **Disclaimer** I was not paid for this review. Thank you to the PR company and Misikko for the review and giveaway products.

    Monday, July 12, 2010

    Fancy Meeting You Monday

    Fancy Meeting You

    I am looking forward to meeting new followers and bloggers! This Blog Hop is new, and I encourage everyone to participate! I am absolutely addicted to blog hops. I love finding new blogs to read and add as favorites!

    Have a fabulous Monday! =]

    Home Sweet Home

    What a wonderful vacation!!!
    I had a blast! Even treated myself to a 60 minute massage at a spa last Thursday! 
    I took so many pictures, and of course now, I can't find my cord to plug into the computer to upload them. I am so erked. 

    I am going to be more absent then ever this week, I have to be packed and ready to move by this Thursday, and am having surgery Friday that is going to prevent me from doing pretty much anything.. for awhile. Except, of course, being online. LOL.
    I have a fabulous review & giveaway coming up!
    Just have to check in with the sponsor about a couple things, and then it will be up!
    Share your 4th of July weekend! I would love to hear what everyone was up too!

     This picture was taken on my phone, while I was laying on the hammock at 10pm Saturday night.

    Thursday, July 1, 2010

    Time to say goodbye

    Well, I am off tomorrow morning for a little family vacation up north! Will be back the 11th!
    Expect lot's of pictures when I return!
    Everyone, have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!!

    USA America National Country Flag 3' x 5'