Win over $600 in prizes in the Giving Thanks #Giveaway

 Giving Thanks!

I really love this time of year! Pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, and camaraderie. It’s the time when friends and families get together to give thanks for all the wonderfulness they’ve been given throughout the year. These 3 Moms (Anderson’s Angels, The Joy of Mama Joyner and The More The Merrier), are so very thankful for our families and everything we have, that they’ve joined with over 100 other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another huge giveaway event! One winner will take home all of the marbles  (it’s almost $600 in prizes!) for The Giving Thanks Giveaway!

Giving Thanks Prize Collage

We’ve gathered prizes for the whole family! Here is a list of our Sponsors & the prizes ~

Giant Microbes – ornament set – $24.95
King Arthur Flour – baking set -$45.80
Misto – 1 stainless steel Misto – $14.99
Meal Measure – 1 Meal Measure – $12.98
Pixtagram – 3 sets of 10 magnets – $36
Chef’s Planet – 1 Flavor Enhancer – $45
SoapBox Soaps – 1 Autumn Bundle Set – $23.80
Emerson Creek Pottery – Blue Crab Pie Plate – $31
DK Books – 2 Books – $20
Game Chef – Rollick & Been There Done That Games – $49.98
Lille Rabbagast – Monkey Toys – $20
Rollors – Rollors Game – $50
Zike Bike – Z100 – $249
It’s exciting isn’t it? Come enter to win! You never know, you may be the ONE to win every single prize!


Disclosure: Anderson’s Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner, The More The Merrier, and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsors will send the prizes directly to the winner. We are also not responsible for any problems that result from the use of any of these products. 

Celebrate Prince Spaghetti Day with Pasta for Breakfast!

I participated in this Blog Blast on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Prince Pasta. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.


I grew up North of Boston, and, one thing was for sure, Wednesday was Prince Spaghetti Day! My mom had her own special secret tomato sauce which simmered all day in a huge pot, and she’d make extra to give to friends who always asked for more. I grew up with Prince Spaghetti and we keep up the Wednesday tradition as my family still loves the authentic Italian flavor.

Prince Pasta was born in 1912 on Prince Street in Boston’s North End. I’ve always loved exploring this neighborhood filled with scintillating smells and an Old World charm. You’ll find bustling streets, farmer’s markets, festivals and feasts. The smell of fresh bread baking tickles your nose as you make your way down the winding streets, and the cannoli is out of this world.

In celebration of National Pasta Month this October, Boston-born Prince Pasta, has partnered with Christine and Carla Pallotta, chefs and owners of local Italian eatery, NEBO, to develop creative and easy-to-make recipes using Prince Pasta. (I highly recommend NEBO for Prosciutto di Parma, Pappardelle and a delicious Fettuccine al Nero that melts in your mouth. Delicioso!)

Each Wednesday throughout October, Prince Pasta will reveal one of the Pallotta sisters recipes, showing how to make a simple and delicious meal with Prince Pasta. The recipes include Christine’s Breakfast Pasta, Cavatappi Funghi, Pasta al Forno and Pasta Piselli. These dishes look mouthwatering and I never knew the recipes could be so easy to follow.

Christine’s Breakfast Pasta

This recipe with its delicious Mediterranean flavors is one of Chef Christine Pallota’s favorites. Since I’m a big believer in pasta at any time of day, I’ll be making this dish this weekend!

Prince Pasta breakfast from MagicBullet Media, Inc. on Vimeo.

Check out Prince Pasta on Facebook for even more delicious ideas!



$75 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash – Match Maker Book Blast – #Giveaway



Match Maker Book CoverThe Match Maker by Karey White (The Husband Maker #2)

(This Summary contains spoilers if you have not yet read book #1 The Husband Maker)

It has been six months since Charlotte and Kyle broke up, and the Husband Maker strikes again. Kyle is officially engaged, while Charlotte is still nursing a broken heart.

While trying to get Charlotte out of her rut, she and her best friend decide it’s time for some good old-fashioned matchmaking. As Aleena arranges for Charlotte to meet up with a handsome Scottish tourist, Charlotte gets her two best friends together. However, when sparks start to fly between Aleena and Angus, Charlotte is left feeling more alone that ever–at least until the charming Scotsman becomes more than just a safe, rebound guy and teaches her that maybe, slowly, she can dare to open her heart again.


The Match Maker releases on November 1st

Order your copy Now!



The Husband Maker newThe Husband Maker by Karey White

Charlotte is a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that has followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she’s dated since high school has gone on to marry the next girl they date. Not two or three girls down the road. The very next one.
Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed?
When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she’s not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle’s wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?



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Author Karey White

Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.

She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.


$75 Book Blast Giveaway

$75 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 11/23/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an 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 publisher. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.



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New Suave Family Perks Program and a $50 Walmart Gift Card



Around here we’re all obsessed with body washes. We go through them at a crazy rate; so it’s really nice to find a great deal on products we love. Some of my favorites are the Suave Naturals Wild Cherry Blossom Body Wash, the Tropical Coconut and the Mango Mandarin. All are infused with Vitamin E and I love that my skin is so soft after my shower. The kids love the Strawberry and Berry Blue. I always like to stock up when there is a good deal, because no way are we running out, especially with Winter approaching.

At Walmart’s everyday low prices, you can stock up on Suave products and it’s not going to bankrupt you. Whether you love the Suave Kids detangling spray, Suave Men’s 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner or the Suave Naturals Body Lotion; there’s great products for the entire family. Now, exclusively at Walmart, you can get rewarded for buying the products you love. Simply sign up for Suave Family Rewards at Suave Family Perks and, each time you buy a Suave product at Walmart, you’ll earn points redeemable for a $5 Walmart gift card.





Now you can enter to win a $50 Walmart giftcard through the Suave Family Perks campaign giveaway.

Suave Family Perks – Resourceful Mommy

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Global Influence, however, all opinions are strictly my own.

Texting while Driving – Don’t

We have all been informed about the dangers of drunk driving; however, studies have shown that distracted driving can be just as dangerous. While most of us would never get behind the wheel after drinking, all too many teens and adults still text while operating a vehicle.

Sadly, motor vehicle accidents are responsible for over 30,000 deaths every single year.The National Highway Safety Administration released a study that revealed that in 2012, an estimated 421,000 people were injured in car crashes involving a distracted driver. Perhaps we need more focus put on distracted driving as well.

Current laws proclaim texting while driving illegal in most states, but not all; and the penalties vary widely from state to state. You can read about the differing regulations here.

Sometimes it seems tempting to pick up one’s phone and read a message or even send one back; however, it seriously is not worth the consequences. If need be, pull over to a safe place if you must text or read messages. All it takes is that one moment of looking away and, in an instant, someone’s life could be changed forever.

Don’t text and drive. Just don’t do it.


Only the Coolest Tees for Thee – Hoppin’ Halloween Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the annual Hoppin’ Halloween Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC. I’ve joined up with a group of ghoulishly glorious bloggers who want to celebrate our readers with all sorts of treats! Join this festive event and, after you enter here, feel free to hop around to all the other blogs to see what they have in store for you!


Here at Strange Daze Indeed, it just wouldn’t be Halloween if it wasn’t fun and skeeeery! I’ve partnered with Five Finger Tees to bring you some enjoyment!

I have to confess that I am a t-shirt fanatic. My friend Jill used to tease me about it all the time! I especially love funny, pop culture and artsy tees. Honestly, Five Finger Tees have so many cool shirts that I’d love one for every day of the year! (What do you mean I can’t go to that business dinner in a t-shirt?)

Five Finger Tees were kind enough to let me pick out three tees to sample.

First up, and for all my Hello Kitty/Zombie loving-friends (of which there are more than you’d imagine!), I picked out this Hello Zombie shirt and it’s rapidly become one of my favorites. This kitty’s hungry and not for catnip. helloz










Next up, for all my True Blood  fanatics is this cool Fangtasia tee. Join me for a brew, but watch your neck.


Third, and because I really love this design, is Veritas Aequitas. Veritas Aaequitas is Latin for truth and justice and is a motto that stands for personal honor and truth in actions and justice, regardless of the circumstances. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the movie, Boondock Saints,  but, to honor the film’s MacManus brothers, the Rosary Cross can be seen at the center of the design. This shirt looks awesome with jeans.


This company is called Five Finger Tees because their tees really are a steal. They are also completely family owned and operated and their prices are lower than any I’ve found for the quality that you get. I’m very impressed with the shirts as they are comfortable, rugged and hold up to washing well. Each design is screen printed and they use soft preshrunk 100% cotton with double-needle stitching throughout and a seamless rib at the neck. From my selections, I can tell you that they run true to size and fit great!

You can find tees of all colors, styles and sizes, including Funny Shirts, Movie Shirts, Video and Sci-Fi Shirts, Hoodies and more!

And now for the treats! Three of you will each win your favorite tee out of all the shirts on their website! I’m sure you will find just the right one that really “fits”.

Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

Disclosure: I received sample t-shirts to facilitate my review, however, all opinions are strictly my own.

How To Pamper Your Cat

It may often seem that our cats are living in their own world and couldn’t be at all bothered by ours. They like to go their own way. However, if truth be told, they do still need a few things from us so that we can pamper and adore them in the manner to which they are accustomed. If you have a finicky furbaby, you might find some inspiration here! My favorite is the Yoga Cats Calendar, but that Heated Window Sill Bed would make for a very fortunate feline indeed.

  1. Attack Cat Sign – Could be a joke, or could be the truth. Ever had your ankles scratched from under the sofa? Still a great sign you can order now and pick up at Petsmart.
  2. Motorized Cat Mobile Toy – Keep your cat engaged anywhere you can find a door. Get some exercise for that indoor cat with Pioneer Pet Tiger Toy from Kohl’s.
  3. Paw Cleaning Litter Mat – Clean the Litter off those paws as they step out of the litter box. Order it from Wayfair.
  4. Pounce Toy – Natural Bamboo and canvas, natural and durable for lots of fun by Ore Originals from Nordstrom.
  5. Cat Paw Litter Scoop – If you must have that scoop hanging around, then at least make a statement! It’s an Ore Originals paw from Nordstrom.
  6. Catnip Shaker – Wow, a shaker of catnip! Sprinkle it on those special places, like scratching posts, or perches for a special treat. Buy this organic catnip at Abe’s Market.
  7. The Cat Whisperer Book – Secrets on how to talk to your cat, if your cat is willing to listen, right? Give it a go – you never know. Find it at Petsmart.
  8. Heated Window Sill Bed – The perfect window perch for your indoor cat and heated for the winter. Order it from Wayfair and have a happy cat!
  9. Kitty Cave – Easy to clean, more colors available, cat bed and a little cat cave, all in one. Find it at Kohl’s.
  10. 1000 Piece Cat Puzzle – Does your cat sit on your work? Let them walk across this puzzle filled with cats. Pick this up for yourself or the cat lover in your life from Get Organized.
  11. Yoga Cats 18 month Wall Calendar – Really, cats in asana poses? Up Cat, Down Cat, and mostly Corpse pose, right? World Market carries this great calendar you can use right away.
  12. Cat Shelf – Wall Art that doubles as shelves! Wayfair carries this fun series of cat perches.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boombox Network . This post contains affiliate links.

Trilane Anti-Aging/Moisturizing Kit #Giveaway – Treat Yourself!


We’re just a couple of weeks away from Halloween and there’s one thing that’s on everyone’s mind… treats!

Welcome to the Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! In this Hop are lots of special treats to enter for before Trick or Treating – so be sure to hop around to all the giveaways in the Hop Linky below and don’t miss the AMAZING Grand Prize Giveawayfrom Step2!

Here at Strange Daze Indeed, we realize that everyone needs pampering and one of the best ways is to give your skin some TLC with Dr. Susan Lark’s Trilane Anti-Aging/Moisturizing Kit.


 The secret to younger-looking skin is not about covering up with layers of makeup, soaking your skin with chemicals, or using expensive, artificial treatments. The key is to create healthy skin that is naturally smoother, firmer, and more luminous, even without a stitch of makeup.

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The Trilane Anti-Aging/Moisturizing Kit combines nature’s moisturizer, squalane which comes from olives, with jojoba esters and botanical extracts to firm and tone skin, visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smooth and soften, deeply nourish and hydrate, reduce dry, rough, flaky skin, fight the signs of aging, and create a healthy, radiant complexion. This kit is worth over $150.00.



Watch for my upcoming review!

So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Treat Yourself participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Disclosure: I was sent these products as part of the Boardwalk Savers Blogger Network yet all opinions are 100% my own.

Win a $50 Gift Card to California Pizza Kitchen – #Giveaway


CPK Gift Card

Hosted by: Queen of Savings

Sponsor: California Pizza Kitchen

I remember my first CPK Margherita pizza at the Beverly Center when I lived in L.A. That’s how delicious it was. I’ve been a fan ever since.

The first CPK opened in Beverly Hills in 1985. Former federal prosecutors Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax combined their passion for food with fresh high-quality ingredients to create innovative, hearth-baked pizzas such as The Original BBQ Chicken, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken, cooked in an open kitchen. The restaurant gave California a place in the pizza pantheon alongside Chicago and New York. Their California twist on global flavors resonated with guests, and almost immediately, CPK became a bustling spot for business and family gatherings.

Prize: $50 CPK eGift Card

Dates: 10/16-10/30

Open to: US Residents 18+

Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!



Disclosure: Strange Daze Indeed did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.