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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Butter Bell Crock Giveaway




I love my Butter Bell Crock! It is a stylish, easy way to keep real butter fresh, cool yet spreadably soft. You'll never tear up your bread or toast with rock hard butter again! 

Read more about the Butter Bell Crock and the latest specials offered on the website by checking out my review.

A huge thank you goes out to Butter Bell for sponsoring a giveaway giving you a chance to win one of these fabulous crocks of your own!! If you have won a Butter Bell from any other site in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win. Open to residents of the US. This giveaway ends at 12:00 AM (central time) on December 20, 2013. Winner will be selected via random.org. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email. Failure to respond within that time frame will result in forfeiture of the prize.
The free entry is the only mandatory. All other or optional, but will increase your chances of winning. 
GOOD LUCK!


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. The opinions expressed are 100% my own based on my usage of the product. Your opinion may differ.
The Happy Clown With A Frown is not responsible for prize shipment/delivery. The prize will be shipped directly from the sponsor.

Butter Bell Crock by L. Tremain Review


#BUTTERBELL

You've been there. You toast your bread and forget to take the butter out of the fridge. You grab it and slice off a little pat and try to smear it on your toast only to rip it to shreds, leaving it looking like Edward Scissorhands did it for you.
I received an Original Butter Bell Crock by L. Tremain to review and it puts an end to shredded bread and rock hard butter. This is literally the best thing next to your sliced bread! 

It is so easy to keep soft, spreadable, real butter at hand. I love that Butterbell Crocks come in a large variety of colors and designs so you can match yours to your dinnerware, to your china, your style or to the color of your kitchen. Our everyday dishes are cobalt blue so I chose the cobalt blue crock from the Cafe Collection and it compliments beautifully. 

The color is deep, rich and intense. The Cafe Collection is simple, yet graceful and in a tribute to the original L. Tremain design, the crocks in the collection feature the word "butter" in English on one side and "beurre" in french on the opposite side. 
Butter Bells are easy to use and maintain. Simply add softened butter to the bell, add a little cold water to the crock and place the bell into the crock until ready to use.
The bell holds a full stick of butter. You only need to keep the cool water fresh by changing it every 3 days and the butter will stay good and fresh for 30 days. Here's how the Butter Bell works:




There are several other collections to choose from including: Antique, Retro Matte, Parisian Polka Dot, Vintage, and Stripe. Each style comes in a variety of colors. All of them are great looking! To round out your table,  you can also purchase spice jars, salt and pepper shakers, creamers and sugar bowls and much more. A matched set would be a great house warming, wedding, birthday or Christmas gift. 

Right now is the perfect time to buy a few for gifts because when you buy two Butter Bell crocks, you will receive 1 Free Bonus White Retro & Matte Butter Bell Crock.* 
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*Offer valid on full priced Butter Bell Crocks only. Limit of 2 Bonus Butter Bell Crocks per order. Offer valid through December 10, 2014 or while supplies last. Terms subject to change at any time.
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#BUTTERBELL

Stay tuned for a Butter Bell Crock Giveaway, courtesy of L. Tremain!!
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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.Opinions expressed are 100% my own based on my usage of the product. Your opinion may differ.






Saturday, November 29, 2014

Old Factory Candle Gift Set Review and Giveaway


#oldfactory

I love scented candles. I love scents, period. Peppermint is one my favorite. I love the scent, the flavor, everything about it! I was excited to receive this scented Old Factory Candle Gift Set
to try.

They are hand poured in the USA and they use real, pure fragrance oils. They are also made of natural soy wax. 
I have burned mine for awhile but I haven't burned them for a full 20 hours, although they are each supposed to burn, true-to-scent for 20 hours. 
The candles in these gift sets are two ounces each and include three themed scents. I received the Happy Holidays set. It includes Christmas Tree, Candy Cane and Gingerbread scents. I don't usually care for pine scents so I figured I wouldn't like the Christmas Tree candle, but it is a surprisingly smooth scent that doesn't assault my senses. Even as it burned and the scent began wafting around the room, it wasn't an offensive odor. 
I like the Candy Cane, of course! It is a soft scent, not a bright, overpowering peppermint. After I lit this one, the scent floated about the room and produced a light peppermint scent. 
The gingerbread candle, makes me want homemade baked goods! It is a wonderful scent that stirs memories of my Mom baking Christmas cookies when I was a kid! 
Old Factory offers these lovely gift sets in several different collections that would make great gifts for any occasion.  In addition to the Happy Holidays set I reviewed, you can choose from the following sets: 

* Fall Harvest *
Pumpkin Spice
Cranberry
Autumn Leaves


* Happy Holidays *
Christmas Tree
Candy Cane
Gingerbread

* Winter Wonderland *
Hot Cocoa
Roasted Chestnut
First Snow


* Romance *
Rose Petals
Champagne
Dark Chocolate

* Fresh & Clean *
Lemongrass
Olive Blossom
Fresh Linen


* Spa Day *
Cucumber
Lemongrass
Green Tea

* Vacation *
Sea Breeze
Hawaiian Lei
Awapuhi


* Coffee Shop *
Coffee Bean
Hazelnut
Chai Tea

* Man Cave *
Straight Razor
Leather
Mahogany


* High as a Kite *
Cannabis
Incense
Bag O' Cookies

* New Born Baby *
Baby Powder
Baby Shampoo
First Blanket

* 50 Shades *
Leather
Vanilla ***
Jasmine Bubbles


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#oldfactory

Now the great news..... Old Factory is allowing me to give away a set of your choosing! The giveaway ends on December 5, 2014. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or they forfeit the prize. Enter using the Rafflecopter below. 


Good Luck!!



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. The opinions expressed are 100% my own and are based on my usage of this product. Your opinion may differ. This post contains affiliate links. 

The Happy Clown With A Frown is not responsible for prize delivery. The prize will be shipped directly from the sponsor. Winner will be drawn via Random.org and will have 24 hours to respond. Failure to respond will result in forfeiture of the prize.

Mrs. Cavanaugh's Home Fashioned Chocolates Review




Marie Cavanaugh started making treats very simply in her farmhouse kitchen. Starting when an aunt sent her a pecan roll recipe, she made pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for gift giving during the holidays.
I love chocolate so when the opportunity to review some I had never had before was presented, I welcomed it! And I was richly rewarded with some fabulous chocolates!
Mrs. Cavanaugh's is smooth, rich chocolate that melts on your tongue. You can taste the quality and freshness of the ingredients. 

Mrs. Cavanaugh's has been creating these fine chocolates since 1964, using real cream and butter and not adding any preservatives. It is still a family owned and operated business. 
I will warn you. You will LOVE these chocolates and won't be able to stop at just one bite! I have some chocolate fiends on my gift list that will love these! 
I love mint and the Mindy Mint is divine! It is milk chocolate truffle .... indescribably delectable! I took a bite and intended to wrap it up and save it so I could savor it a little at a time.... yep, you guessed it. That wrapper is slap empty! :)

If you are looking for something for someone on your gift list that is a chocolate lover or hard to shop for, Mrs. Cavanaugh's has got you covered with a delightful selection of high quality treats.

For a limited time, when you order one pound, you'll get one pound free! Just use promo code usfamily2014  on the Mrs. Cavanaugh's website. Visit the site to read more history and to order some wonderful chocolates for your family, friends and yourself! There probably a great spot in the back of your closet where no one will find yours! :)



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Disclaimer: The Happy Clown With A Frown received a sample of the products mentioned in this post to review. The opinions expressed are 100% my own based on my usage of this product. You opinion may differ.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Priority Chef Knife Sharpener Review


#prioritychef

I have had the worst luck with knife sharpeners! I got one that was advertised on TV. It was supposed to stick to the counter with a suction cup..... the first time I tried to use it, the suction cup broke off. Without the suction cup, there was not a good way to hold it while sharpening and it moved all over the place.  I had another that was so difficult to keep the blades at the correct angle, that the blades seemed more blunt than before I tried to sharpen them.

I had almost given up on finding a decent one when I received the Priority Chef Knife Sharpener. And now I am so happy! This sharpener is straight forward, easy to use and does a great job. 
The handle makes it easy to hold in place while you sharpen. There are two slots. They are labeled "course" and "fine". The fine slot is for blades that are slightly dull and need a little maintenance to take away some rough points and be made sharp again. The course slot is for blades that are completely dull. This one isn't for serrated blades. Or scissors. Or many other household items. But it IS for straight blade knives. And it does a great job!
I have now used this to sharpen our kitchen knives that I had pretty much given up on every being able to use again. When I got them they were high end, but after years of use and and failed sharpeners, they were nearly useless.

One of them was damaged with ripples all the way down the blade! SOMEONE has been known to use my kitchen knives on things like computers and cars! 
After several passes through the course slot, there was marked improvement. It didn't completely fix it, but this was extreme damage. With the exception of the biggest kink near the tip, it did smooth the blade so that it is now usable again.
Caring for the sharpener after use is super easy. You simply wipe the sharpening crosses with a sponge or pull a soft cloth through the crosses in similar movements used when sharpening a knife. Easy peasy!!
With this sharpener, my unlucky streak has finally been broken! It is easy to use and works great. I like that this is a Priority Chef product, too. I have a couple other kitchen tools from them and they are tough and durable. Their products are quality made and I have loved using them.

If you need to sharpen things up, you can find the Priority Chef Knife Sharpener on Amazon .com.



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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. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own based on my usage of this product. You opinion may differ. Post may contain affiliate links.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

New Year New Style - eShakti Dress Giveaway

eShakti Dress Giveaway November 25 - December 16New Year New Style - eShakti Dress Giveaway


Hosted by:  Savory Savings

Sponsored by: eShakti


co-hosted by: Here We Go Again...Ready & Susie Q-Pons & Giveaways


The new year is right around the corner and what better way to start the new year than with a new look?  eShakti offers beautiful, affordable and completely customizable women's wear up to size 36W!  Want a longer hem line?  Done!  3/4 sleeves instead of sleeveless?  You got it!  Need some extra room in the hips?  eShakti has got you covered!  And now, Krista over at Savory Savings gets to give one luck reader a dress!


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For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Audrey Hepburn


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Would you like to win a dress of your choice from eShakti?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a giveaway from eShakti from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win.  The giveaway will run from November 25 through December 16, 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!

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Coffee Beanery Coffee Gift Basket Giveaway

Coffee Beanery Coffee Gift Basket Giveaway November 24 - December 8Coffee Beanery Coffee Gift Basket Giveaway


Hosted by:  Savory Savings

Sponsored by: Coffee Beanery



Coffee.  Easily one of the most popular holiday gifts out there - am I right?  My hubby is a HUGE coffee fan and frequently receives coffee, mugs and other coffee related things.  The thing is, he would love to receive an assortment of coffees to try something new once in awhile!  The Coffee Beanery offers several coffee gift baskets that fit the bill!  Krista over at Savory Savings recently was able to review one such basket and shared her review - check it out!


Would you like to win a basket full of coffee samples and a travel mug from the Coffee Beanery?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a giveaway from Coffee Beanery from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win.  The giveaway will run from November 24 through December 8, 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!

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TaZa Stemless Wine Glasses Review


#dramafreeglass

I like relaxing outside but I hate taking glassware outdoors and risk breaking it. I received a set of Taza Stemless "drama free" Wine Glasses to review and I love being able to go outside and not worry about breaking a glass. 

These are made of crystal clear, BPA free/EA free, USA made Tritan plastic. No nasty chemicals leaching into my drinks! They won't crack or break, making entertaining easy anywhere.

Whether you enjoy camping, hanging out on the pool, patio, boat, traveling in the RV, indoors or out, you can enjoy any beverage without worry. 

Without the skinny stem, these don't tip over as easily so I am not constantly eyeballing my glass and don't have to hold it the whole time either. I can relax and enjoy what I am doing. 

Compared to other plastic cups, the rim of these glasses is thin while being smooth for an easy sip that doesn't snag your lip with a sharp or rough edge.

As if fun, and drama free isn't enough, these are dishwasher safe too! Instead of spending time hand washing or missing all the action, you can toss them into the dishwasher and use a non-heat setting. 
I've used my glasses for wine, water and juice. After squeezing lemons and limes for another review, I blended several scoops of vanilla ice cream with several teaspoons of the lemon/lime juice mixture. I just kept adding, blending and taste testing until I was satisfied. 

When I got the tart flavor I wanted from the lemon/lime juice, I poured it into a Taza glass and added some frozen raspberries to top it off.


And it was GoooooOOOOOD! It was great drinking my concoction from this fun glass!! 
#dramafreeglass

You can visit the TaZa website to see more about these Drama Free glasses. You can also find them on:



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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. The opinions expressed are 100% my own based on my usage of this product. You opinion may differ. This post may contain affiliate links.