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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Necktie Emporium Giveaway

Necktie Emporium Giveaway

Necktie Emporium Giveaway 

Sponsored by Necktie Emporium

Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Pea of Sweetness




Necktie Emporium has the finest selection of neckties, zipper neckties, bow ties and clip on neckties.

All of their clip-on tie clips are guaranteed for the life of the necktie. Should your clip break, send it back to them and they will replace the clip. They feature the latest patents in necktie clips which offer the convenience and safety of a clip on tie, without looking like you are wearing a clip on necktie.

Emilee at Deals of Sweetness had the opportunity to receive a gorgeous woven necktie for her husband to review, and they were both impressed!

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Ties. Unless you wear one everyday, you don't tend to think about them until you need one. By then it's too late and you're running around trying to fins one at the last minute
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Would you like a quality tie? One winner will receive the tie of their choice! This giveaway begins on 8/15 and ends on 8/29 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.



Disclosure: Emilee from Deals of Sweetness and Pea of Sweetness received free product(s) to facilitate her review. No other compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Havit Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway

Havit Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway August 22 - September 22

Havit Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway!


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Sponsored by:  Havit

Hosted by:  Gloriously Green Gal & Savory Savings


It's likely that your family has different tastes in music - so why not give them each a way to listen to their music in their own space? Havit offers an amazing line of portable bluetooth speakers that can fit your budget and give everyone their personal freedom for music! Krista over at Gloriously Green Gal recently had the chance to review a portable bluetooth speaker from Havit and shared her thoughts on this affordable and portable bluetooth speaker!

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I have to have music! Can't read sheet music, can play any instrument and am tone deaf, but I love music and could not live without it! Because of that, I am obsessed with portable speakers
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How would you like to a PortableBluetooth Speaker from Havit?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Havit giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from August 22 through September 12, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.


Good Luck!




Krista from Gloriously Green Gal and Savory Savings received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

The Boxcar Children DVD Giveaway

The Boxcar Children DVD Giveaway

The Boxcar Children DVD 

Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness



Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret - until a serious illness forces them to reveal themselves in order to save young Violet.


Emilee from Pea of Sweetness grew up reading the books in The Boxcar Children series and was really excited to share this Collector's Edition movie with her children. See what they thought in her review of The Boxcar Children DVD.


You can order The Boxcar Children DVD at Walmart.

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I loved reading this series when I was a kid! I always loved reading and letting my imagination take me to the places I was reading about, almost becoming the characters in the stories!
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One winner will receive The Boxcar Children (The Collector's Edition) DVD. This giveaway begins on 8/21 and ends on 9/3 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US and Canada ages 18+. Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.




Disclosure: Emilee from both Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness received free product in exchange for an honest review. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Nami Naturals Raw Shea Butter Giveaway

Nami Naturals Raw Shea Butter Giveaway August 21 - September 4 Nami Naturals Raw Shea Butter Giveaway!

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Sponsored by: Nami Naturals

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Hosted by:  Savory Savings



With so many products out there using questionable ingredients, some find it to be a nice alternative to make your own products when possible. Krista over at Savory Savings has been experimenting with making her own beauty products. She recently had the chance to try out Nami Naturals raw shea butter and if you head over there now, you can see her Raw Shea Butter review and body butter recipe!

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Every day I am learning about more and more chemicals and additives that are in not only our foods, but the products we use and it is very  disturbing to me. We are constantly cutting out products and trying to replace them with something natural
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How would you like to win a bag of raw shea butter from Nami Naturals??  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Nami Naturals giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from August 21 through September 4, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.


Good Luck!




Krista from Gloriously Green Gal and Savory Savings received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Outer Spice Natural Spice Blends Giveaway

Outer Spice Natural Spice Blends Giveaway August 20 - September 3

Outer Spice Natural Spice Blends Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Outer Spice

Hosted by:  Savory Savings


Do you love to cook with spices but worry about the sodium content of what you are shaking on your food? Or maybe you worry about artificial ingredients lurking within. Outer Spice natural spice blends offers no salt spice blend options that actually taste good and are free from crazy chemicals! Krista over at Savory Savings recently had a chance to try Outer Spice spice blends out and shared her thoughts on how Outer Spice can spice up a ho-hum meal!

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I love adding flavor to our foods, but try to stay on the look out so I'm only adding flavor and not unneeded, unwanted artificial stuff
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How would you like to win two natural spice blends from Outer Spice?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won an Outer Spice giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from August 20 through September 3, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!




Krista from Gloriously Green Gal and Savory Savings received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Back 2 School Bash Giveaway

Back2School Bash Giveaway August 19 - September 2

Back 2 School Bash: Kids Have 2 Eat!

Sponsored by: FreckleBox, YumEarth and Yummi Pouch

Hosted by:  Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: Joy Makin' Mamas, Swanky POV and Failing Perfect


It is time to head back to school and that also means back to packing lunches (if you were lucky enough to have the summer off from that!)  With the need to pack a lunch, there are many things to consider from being green to style and usability.  Krista over at Savory Savings has two particular little girls when it comes to Back to School stuff - and they love when they can combine being green with fashion-functional, too!  Check out the personalized lunchbox they received from FreckleBox, the delicious, organic fruit snacks from YumEarth and the reusable lunch pouches from Yummi Pouch!

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When our son was in public school, he hated what they offered and I was handed the challenge of not only packing lunched he liked, keeping hot foods hot until lunch time, being as green as possible and making all of it easy enough for a kid to handle by himself.
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How would you like to win a fantastic school lunch style prize pack featuring a $30 FreckleBox.com gift code, Yummi Pouches and an assortment of organic fruit snacks?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a FreckleBox, YumEarth or Yummi Pouch giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from August 19 through September 2, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!




Krista from Gloriously Green Gal and Savory Savings received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Rtgs Products 20 LED String Lights



COOL COOL COOL! I love these little lights! I received a string of these battery operated LED lights from RTGS Products for the purpose of review and I am finding and thinking up new uses for them! 

They are very small, about the size of a grain of rice, but very, very bright! There are 20 lights on a 7 1/2 foot strand of silver bendable, shapeable wire. 
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These are perfect for using in Halloween decorations or even as part of your costume. The battery pack makes it easy to tuck away or hide it out of sight.


I am a clown and I am going to find away to incorporate these lights into my costume! These would be great for indoor holiday decorations or to light a Christmas village. RTGS Products offers different lengths and colors so you can match a color scheme or design.  The bendable wire means you can twist it around things or shape the strand to suit your display or decoration. 

Use them in glass to look like fireflys or fairy lights! Use them to create a magical glow in the kiddo's bedroom. Arrange them into a wreath for a lighted door decoration. Use them around your outdoor table for soft romantic night time illumination. These are so versatile!
Seen through 3-D glasses!
Get several strands in different colors and mix it up! Visit Rtgs Products to check out the strands of battery operated LED lights that are right for you. You can also find  RTGS Products LED Light Strings on Amazon. These are affordable, portable and can be used in many different places and projects. 
After you get yours, show me pics of how you have used them! 


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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This post contains affiliate links.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Saving Eggshells for the Garden

 I save my eggshells and coffee grounds to add nutrients to the soil in my garden and in my potted plants. This is how I save them up to use in the Spring or as needed.
First I rinse them off and put them in a cup I keep next to the sink. I place them in the cup so they aren't nested together and trapping any water inside them. 

They air dry pretty quickly. Once dry, I usually drop them into a plastic grocery sack until the sack is at least half full. Once I have a supply of shells I get out a big bowl, a cleaned out milk jug, a can, a funnel and a screwdriver. I would normally use my large plastic bowl, but it is white and the shells are white sooooo......the blue glass bowl it is.
You could put the shells in a Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin, but I do it this way because eggshells are very sharp and quickly make holes in plastic bags. I prefer the bowl so I am not needlessly throwing away plastic bags.
 First I use the solid end of the can to crush the large pieces of shell.


The I flip the can over and use the open end to further crush the shells into smaller pieces




I use the top half of a rubbing alcohol bottle as a funnel. It has a larger opening than my kitchen funnels and fits into the top of the milk jug.

It also holds a can full of shells at a time.

I use my screw driver to stir the shells around a little so they go though the funnel quickly.


I store the shells in the milk jug until I am ready to use them in my garden. I store dried coffee grounds the same way. I normally store with the lids off, but as long as there is no moisture trapped inside, the lids can be put on to prevent spilling.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jamberry Mani + Pedi Giveaway

Jamberry Mani and Pedi Giveaway August 18 - September 1

Jamberry Mani + Pedi Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Jamberry Indepedent Consultant, Michelle Heth

Hosted by:  Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: Swanky POV and David's DIY


Krista over at Savory Savings loves to get her nails done, but often doesn't have the time to do it herself, nor the extra cash to do it on a bi-monthly basis as a salon visit may require.  So her new go-to for long-lasting manicures and pedicures that are fast and easy to do, is Jamberry nail wraps!  Check out her Jamberry review and let her know what you thought!

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Getting pampered is a rare treat for a lot of moms. It seems everyone becomes dependent on her day and night. Her time is not her own. Products like Jamberry allow moms to look and feel good without the wait and time involved in a salon visit
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How would you like to win two sheets of nail wraps and the supplies to apply them from Michelle Heth, Jamberry Consultant?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Jamberry giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from August 18 through September 1, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!




Krista from Gloriously Green Gal and Savory Savings received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.






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School Supply Stock Up Giveaway

Staples 25 dollar gift card giveaway August 17 - 31

School Supply Stock Up Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Staples

Hosted by:  Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: Swanky POV and Failing Perfect



Back to School is upon us all and that means buying school supplies in bulk like crayons, markers, notebooks, glue and more! Staples can help you #MakeMoreHappen with your budget and want to help kick start the shopping by giving you $25! Krista over at Savory Savings received an assortment of the fun school supplies offered at Staples and shared her thoughts in this Staples review!

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Back to school can be quite stressful. Trying to make sure you have all the items your kids need, picking out new clothes and trying to get it all done on a budget. It is also a little sad because as we watch out kids get new things and have to try on clothes because they grew another inch (or two!) and it's a reminder that they are growing up
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How would you like to win a $25 gift card from Staples?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Staples giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from August 17 through August 31, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!




Krista from Gloriously Green Gal and Savory Savings received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.