Beautiful Living with Lush Décor! ($200 Giveaway)

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I love decorating my home, but I can’t always afford the high prices. This month I am re-decorating my bedroom. After all, it’s my sanctuary and I find that I spend more time there in Winter so it’s time to brighten things up.

I adore the bedding above, but I also love this 3-piece quilt set which would really bring the warmth in!

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I’m so impressed with the designs and style at Lush Décor and the fact that I can afford their beautiful pieces without gasping at the prices.

Lush Décor’s products are featured at Bed Bath & Beyond, Boscov’s and Sears, to name a few, and of course you can order online at their website.

Lush Décor is all about Inspired Living

Jenny Zhu, the CEO founded the company because she desired to create affordable fashion that can be enjoyed through all phases of your life. They offer a wide range of designs and workmanship to help you create your own “look” and lifestyle.

Lush Décor is Designed for Life

   At Lush Décor we believe that great designs at terrific values will always trump something that is ordinary and very promotionally priced.   For us its all about you enjoying our creations today, tomorrow and for years to come.

Lush Décor is all about quality, design and innovation. They also have shower curtains, window treatments and children’s bedding.

Save 10% at Lush Décor with the following coupon code: MX9JXSI8

Enter to Win a $200 Lush Décor Gift Card 

 

 

Win $50 Paypal or Amazon GC – Rough Edges Book Blast/Giveaway

Rough EdgesRough Edges by Kimberly Krey

Divorced mother, Allie Emerson, never imagined she’d be raising two teenage girls on her own. Between parenting and paying the bills, she hasn’t even thought about meeting a man. That changes once she hears local carpenter, Braden Fox, is in need of a secretary. Back in high school, Allie had done all she could to deny the sparks burning between her and Braden; perhaps now they could explore the possibilities.

Braden has heard all about what Terrance did to Allie and the girls, has been planning to stop by and see how she’s getting along, but Allie beats him to it by showing up at his shop in search of a job. Her single visit reignites the old flame Braden used to torch for her; trouble is, old feelings of resentment return as well. Allie did choose Terrance over him, after all. And as much as Braden wants Allie in his life, he’s not sure he can open his heart again.

With this second chance at romance, will the bumps in their relationship be too much to get over, or will this carpenter learn to smooth out the past?

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Author Kimberly Krey

Writing Romance That’s Clean Without Losing the Steam!
I’m a reader of good, clean romance, a lover of family time and Diet Coke, and the ultimate hater of laundry.
I’m not patient enough to enjoy yoga, or tall enough to be great at basketball, but I do love to run – anywhere but on a treadmill. I love the sound of a rainstorm when I have no place to go, the feel of Soft Lips chap Stick on my lips, and the first peek of blue water as we round the mountains toward our favorite getaway in Bear Lake.

 

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Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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What Do Your Facebook Likes Say About You?

Are you what you like on Social Media? Particularly on Facebook?

Cubeyou has been working in the marketing field for 4 years. Two years ago, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, they developed a Facebook app called  YouAreWhatYouLike  that helps discover your personality based on your Facebook activity and background.

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It takes a few minutes, and ,without you taking a quiz or answering any questions, gives you your personality profile based on the scientific predictions of the Cambridge Psychometric Centre. Researchers analyzed data from 58,000-plus American Facebook users and made some educated guesses about personalities and behavior.

I tried it out and I have to say that the results surprised me. I don’t agree with the findings, but, what I realized was that my public persona is actually different from who I see myself as. I imagine part of that is because I often like friends’ pages to be supportive of their businesses, check out contests and sales that used to require likes.

My results: More conservative and traditional than liberal and artistic. More well-organized than spontaneous and flexible. More outgoing and active versus shy and reserved. More assertive and competitive than warm, trusting and cooperative.  More emotional and stressed than calm and relaxed.

This does not really fit me unless I’ve changed. I was always the artistic, liberal type in my group of friends, school, work and family. I majored in Semiotics and Communications. I studied art, journalism, creative writing, dance and literature for the most part. Geometry was my worst subject though I did well in Algebra. My art is abstract and colorful. Organized? I suppose I’ve had to become organized, but when I write or cook, there’s often a lot of chaos. Outgoing and active, sometimes. At other times, a total hermit watching old French movies. More assertive than trusting? Again, this is my Facebook persona I would say. Do you trust people on Facebook? More emotional and stressed than calm? Well, sure, if I’m calm, I’m generally doing yoga, listening to music or in a woodsy park, not on Facebook.

In any case, I find the discrepancy kind of fascinating and realize that the nature of Facebook shows me in an entirely different light when judged solely on what I ‘like’.

So, my personal recommendation is, try it for fun and see what you think!

If you want to know what your Facebook likes say about you, you can check out the free one-click test at http://youarewhatyoulike.com  that the researchers created.

Feel free to comment below on your results! I’m really curious now!

Win $50 Paypal or Amazon GC – Jeremy’s Promise Book Blast/Giveaway

Jeremy’s Promise by A.R. Talley

Jeremy's PromiseThings do not turn out as planned as the trip that was supposed to save Annie and Jeremy’s marriage has nearly ruined it. So now Annie has returned home, frightened and confused. Jeremy, too, is frightened—and angry. What will it take to save their marriage?

It’s clear. Jeremy needs to forgive—Annie needs to forget.

A promise is made. A tragedy occurs. A second honeymoon is disrupted. A chance encounter brings David Andrews back into Annie’s life.

Annie is determined to remain faithful. She’s made a promise she intends to keep—Jeremy’s Promise.

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Praise for Jeremy’s Promise

A.R. Talley, gives you a believable look at the struggle of one couple to reconnect and heal their marriage, with dialog which sweeps you into the moment as if you were there with them, experiencing both their pain and recovery. Kudos to the author who has once again produced a book I couldn’t put down, as well as one I felt compelled to read multiple times. ~Donna Dech

 

AprilAuthor A.R. Talley

A. R. Talley lives in Ohio with her husband Doug and the last of her seven children (the rest have flown the coup.) She loves to cook, read, write, watch movies, play piano, and laugh. Her second favorite vacation involves the British Isles and a small café in Scotland.

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Stay warm this Winter with a Minky Plush Water Bottle – Blog Hop and Giveaway

Well all, it’s 2015 and with a New Year comes the chance to try something new!

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Mama’s Got a New Look Giveaway Hop Event. A fabulous group of bloggers have come together to give all you special, deserving women a chance at a New Look for the New Year so be sure to hop around to all the blogs participating at the bottom of this post.

To me, every woman deserves to be pampered. In fact, often what creates radiance and a certain glow is relaxation and a good night’s sleep!

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I have something for both of those here as well as for any aches and pains that this Winter might bring.

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Here at Strange Daze Indeed, we’re giving away a Minky Swirl Plush Water Bottle from Warm Tradition.

 Win your choice of pink, turquoise or black!

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So, yes, with the temps reaching crazy lows and the wind howling outside, my minky plush hot water bottle has become my new best friend. Whether it’s soothing muscular or joint pain, easing my sore back, relieving cramps or soothing my tummy, it’s just all around blissful comfort. Something about the combination of gentle heat and incredible softness also helps ease me into a wonderful night’s sleep.

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Warm Tradition has a whole slew of hot water bottles with all different covers, materials and patterns.  They make great bed warmers, help keep hands and feet warm, and are also great for soothing kids and pets. There are so many uses you will find.  These require no microwaving, no plugging in, just good old hot water.

Warm Tradition Hot Water Bottles are made in Germany under strict European safety guidelines and each is made of eco-friendly thermoplastic which makes them odorless, safe and fully recyclable. Each bottle is BPA free and Phtalate free – safe to use, so no worries. In fact, thermoplastic is designed to allow the heat to last for an average of 6 hours.

The bottles are also seamless preventing leaks and cracks by the way they are molded. The mouth of the water bottle is extra large which makes it simple to fill and the ‘easy grip’ cap is easy to open and close even for painful or sore hands.  Each water bottle is 7 inches wide x 12 inches high and has a volume of 2 liters.

The soft and furry mink swirls cover fits snug around the bottle and will help the heat last longer and, believe me, it feels luxurious. The covers are a great way to help protect your skin. They are removable and machine washable.

I really love my minky plush swirl hot water bottle. Between that and a soft blanket, I’m in heaven. Please enter below for a chance to win one for yourself!


So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Mama’s Got a New Look participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Disclosure: I was provided a sample for review purposes, however, all opinions and experiences are strictly my own.

Verified Codes Makes Online Shopping Fun

 

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I love online shopping! As I look back now, I sometimes wonder how I did without it, having to run to so many different stores with many not having the right items. By the time I was done, I’d lost the day and would come home exhausted. And, just try doing that with little kids with you.

But, now, I shop online when I can, and that means no more crowds, no heavy bags and I can do it in my pj’s!

Nowadays, it’s so easy to order and re-order my favorites, to window shop online, and to even find the perfect gift for a friend or family member.

Another wonderful thing that I’ve discovered is that it’s super-easy to coupon and code shop for so many of the stores I buy at. I almost always find a discount even for some of the smaller places. One of the newest sites I’ve discovered is Verified Codes.  One of my friends loves Steampunk Art and they had a really good deal there so I sent her some. I love that Etsy shops are included as I find so many unique gifts there from different artisans.

 

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Verified Codes was founded in early 2014 and is a wonderful resource for online shoppers.  They feature coupons & deals for over 25,000 online retailers & update their database every 15 minutes.  They work directly with the web’s largest brands to acquire exclusive, brand-verified coupon codes.

I really like that they have a list of deals expiring today and exactly when they expire for any last minute shopping.

One of my favorite sections of the site is the 50% off page. Verified Codes is the only coupon site with 50% off coupons & deals updated and verified daily.

Unlike some other coupon sites, they verify all coupons before they go live on their site and subscription emails. As soon as they expire, they’re instantly removed. Their sidebar lists coupons with the biggest savings along with soon-to-expire coupons & deals.

In the rare event that a coupon or deal is no longer working, users can click the ‘thumbs down’ icon and one of their moderators will be notified immediately.

I really appreciate the help when shopping online as it has become one of my favorite pastimes as well as a necessity that has been made convenient.

Sure, it’s nice to get out in the sun, to smell, taste and feel what you buy. Online shopping will never fully replace all kinds of buying; however, in this busy day and age, it certainly gives me more free time to spend with those I love, make more family meals and enjoy the latest episode of Chicago Fire.

Follow Verified Codes on Twitter to keep up with new deals. They also have a Chrome extension that will help you when shopping!

 

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Verified Codes, however all opinions and experiences are strictly my own.

 

Brooklyn Bean Extravaganza: Cyclone Dark Roast K-Cup Giveaway!

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Brooklyn Bean Roastery was started by three guys from Brooklyn who love coffee. Using a ‘roast2cup’ technology, they make sure that every cup of coffee tastes fresh. They also use only the highest quality Arabica coffee beans to create gourmet, yet also affordable blends for single-serve coffee lovers. I really love how they’ve named their coffees – all speak to the flavor of Brooklyn including Brooklyn Bridge Blend, Boardwalk Blend and more.

coffee-bean-heart-300x199 As one of the bloggers in this fun hop, I was excited to try the Cyclone Dark Roast Extra Bold Blend.  To get a perfect dark roast, the beans are removed from the roasters right at their peak roasting point. I love their description of the Cyclone Blend:

A ride on a roller coaster leaves your eyes wide and your heart pounding. Capture the excitement of those twists and turn with a cup of our complex and intense Cyclone blend. This extra bold coffee combines the smooth texture of dark roast coffee with the sweet, smoky flavors of an espresso. Cyclone will thrill your palate and leave you screaming for more.

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 My take:

I love dark roasts.  Sometimes, however, they can taste bitter and irritate my stomach. This was not the case with Cyclone. Cyclone is a dark roast which I found smooth and very flavorful without any bitter taste whatsoever. It has a full, rich flavor and delightful aroma which I love to savor as I drink. It tastes good black also, but I like it with half and half and a bit of sugar.

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Cyclone really packs a punch and will get you going in the morning or anytime! It definitely ups my productivity!

If you love a rich, deep roast that is pleasantly smooth, try Cyclone!

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Disclosure: The Brooklyn Bean Roastery Event Bloggers are not responsible for shipment of the prizes. I was provided with product for this review. All views and opinions with regard to Brooklyn Bean Roastery or the company are my own and were not influenced by the company. Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by Review Wire Media.

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Win $50 Amazon or Paypal Cash – Mid-Century Mayhem Blast!

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It seems that modern day Nashville and 1950s Detroit clash worse than an IKEA futon and a plaid Barcalounger when a free-spirited interior designer and a strait-laced automotive engineer find themselves in another time. TOMS-wearing Olivia Haugen and Madras-shirted Kyle Daniels have no clue why they’ve ended up in 1954 Michigan, but it is not because of all the swank mid-century furnishings. Discovering the reason might have something to do with a sneaky salvage warehouse owner and her not-so-little shop of secrets.

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Author Bella Street

#1 Amazon Bestselling author in Time Travel & Gothic Romance!
Living so close to Nashville has provoked Bella to take up fiddle lessons. Until her tunes no longer sound like amorous alley cats, she writes weird romance (which includes Gothic romance, science fiction romance, apocalypse, time travel, paranormal, fantasy romance, New Adult–and possibly sasquatch).

 

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Win $100 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash – Thirty-Three Going On Girlfriend Blast

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For a while, Julia Dorning thought she would die a lonely spinster. Nine months ago, when her world was turned upside down that all changed. Right now she’s got a dream career as a bakery owner, and a relationship with handsome Jared Moody—a life that she never thought possible.

However, just as she’s starting to feel comfortable in her new life, Julia is invited to battle it out on national television making cupcakes. An amazing opportunity, if she can muster up the confidence to do it, that is. Then, out of the blue, Jared goes and throws a rather large wrench in their relationship causing Julia to have to make some big decisions. With her two trusted confidants off in wedding la la land, Julia is on her own to figure everything out.

Left to her own devices, will Julia be able to work things out for herself? Or will she make a disaster of it all? Find out in Becky Monson’s sequel to Thirty-Two Going on Spinster!

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Becky MonsonAuthor Becky Monson

By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last… but it probably won’t.

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Win a $50 gift card to Family Dollar! Get What You Really Wanted Hop

Welcome to the Get What You Really Wanted Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.

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Christmas is over. The trees are taken down, the ornaments stored away. The joy of the holidays, for me, is in giving, but, I must admit, it’s nice to receive also! So, did you get what you wanted?

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Fear not, dear readers! There are still more gifts to be had. A fantastic group of bloggers have come together to offer prizes of Gift Cards and cash, so that you can pick out what you really want!

Hop around to all of the blogs to see what they are offering and check out the grand prize, a $200 Gift Certificate to LushDecor.com – enter to win that here!

Here at Strange Daze Indeed, I am giving away a $50 Gift Card to Family Dollar. The nice thing about their stores, besides the low, low prices is the variety. You can buy groceries, clothes, pet supplies, beauty, household, candy, health items and more. I’m hoping that this gift card will help someone out this Winter!

Good luck to all!

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So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Get What You Really Wanted participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.