Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ritz Crackerfuls Winner

A big congrats to Jenny, who is the winner of the Ritz Crackerful $100 giftcard giveaway.

And thanks to ALL of you for participating in the giveaway. It was a fun and successful event and I appreciate all of you stopping by for that. Hopefully, there will be more of these in the future.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ritz Crackerfuls $100 Giftcard Giveaway

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Ritz Crackerfuls
. Please read all of this for a chance to win a $100 gift card right here on this post!

I can honestly say that I've loved crackers and cheese for a long, long time. It's always been a favorite snack that I usually have in my pantry. Freshly sliced cheese and crackers are just a great combo, along with some fresh fruit. That's a meal to me and one of my favorite things to eat.

So, recently when BlogHer asked for volunteer bloggers to agree to review a new product from Nabisco, called Ritz Crackerfuls, I jumped all over that. I mean, cheese and crackers! Absolutely, that's me for sure. Ritz has long been a favorite for me too, Nabisco is a proven and trusted brand to choose off the grocery shelves, so I knew this would be a win-win for me. And even though I'm getting paid for this review, I'll still ONLY give my true opinion on something.

What do you do when you want a snack?

Well, cheese and crackers are absolutely one of my go-to snacks to grab and the next best thing would be cheese AND crackers combined in one tasty treat. Those have been around for awhile in other brands, so this is something new from Ritz. And I have to say, they are very delicious. I was sent two different flavors, the Classic Cheddar and 4 Cheese. 4 Cheese was my favorite of these. You can count on the old flavor of Ritz crackers and the addition of cheese filling was a tasty plus. I'd definitely buy these from time to time for a quick snack to have around when I'm on the go.

At 130 calories and 7 grams of fat in one cracker combo, they aren't the absolute best choice for the size of serving, but I guess there are worse things to grab.

So, what are you doing during the day when you need that certain little something snack and what time does that usually hit? does it hit you mid-morning or mid-afternoon?

For a chance to win a $100 gift card, just leave a comment telling us all what you do to curb your hunger with a snack?

The contest will begin at 9:00 a.m. (PST) 07/21/09 and will end 5:00 p.m. (PST) 08/20/09. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct.


No duplicate comments.
You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
This giveaway is open to US residents, aged 18 and over
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Visit the official site for more information, including the rules.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Life to the Full Giveaway Winner

Thanks to ALL of you for coming by for the giveaway. This was the biggest giveaway number I've ever had participating, so I really appreciate your enthusiasm. Please stop by Dayspring and check out this wonderful collection for yourself and take advantage of the 20% discount for the month of May.

So, the Random Number Generator picked the winner....

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
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And the winner of the Dayspring collection of dishes and tableware is:

Love this collection!

Congrats Betsy, you have an email from me, so just email me back with your shipping information and you'll get your super prize pronto!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Dayspring Life Collection Giveaway

Of the many perks of blogging, including friendships and having people that I just love come by to visit me, partnering with some fabulous companies for giveaways is right up there at the very top. And I'm happy to announce a wonderful giveaway with Dayspring, the Christian division of Hallmark, to introduce to all of you a new line called Life to the Full, a kitchen and tableware collection.

Based on the verse John 10:10 (NIV), I come that they might have life and have it to the full, this collection is a sweet inspiration and would be so fun to have around for entertaining. The colors and styles are vibrant and perfect for summer.

Dayspring was kind enough to send me samples of the collection to enjoy in my own home and not only do I get to enjoy them, but this entire vignette that you see here will be given away to one very blessed winner as well, and all you have to do is leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. The contest will be open until Sunday night at 6:00 pm Central time and the winner chosen by Random Number Generator and announced on Monday. Don't forget to leave your email address if you are signing in as Anonymous, so that I can contact you. Any Anonymous without a name or email will be deleted.

A sweet black, white and blue mug to sip that morning coffee will be so inspiring.

The collection also features placemats, table runner and a vintage-inspired apron that I know you'll all enjoy. Can you believe this is my first apron I've ever owned. I must wear it!

This gorgeous floral pitcher is part of the collection too. Can't you see this filled with sweet tea or lemonade for your outdoor party? And behind it is a beautiful oval black, white and blue platter just meant for entertaining.

Blue floral plate and an oversized black and white bowl with red interior is another part of the collection.

Plate up close. Vibrant, happy and colorful is how I would describe this wonderful collection.

A small dessert plate with Life written on it is very sweet.

I just adore this whole collection and will definitely be pulling these pieces out when we entertain at my house this summer. And one thing I really love about it is how happy and playful it is and how all the pieces work so well together, not to mention the inspiring message written across every piece. You can thank Dayspring for this very generous giveaway!

So, go over to the Life to the Full collection at and tell me which piece you like the best, then leave a comment and we'll get the party going! Also, because everyone can't win the giveaway, Dayspring is offering a 20% discount for the month of May on anything at Perfect place to shop for a special gift with Mother's Day coming up.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The HP Wireless Printer Winner is......

What an exciting week it has been, waiting to see who will win this fabulous prize of an HP Wireless printer. The giveaway has ended and a winner has been selected at random. And that winner is:

Spencer at Bellamere Cottage

Congrats, Spencer, for winning the prize! I hope you enjoy your new wireless printer as much as we are enjoying ours. Please send me your mailing address and I'll get the information to HP, so that they can ship out your printer promptly.

Thank you ALL for joining in the contest, ya'll made it fun and exciting. Wish there could have been one for all of you, but that's how giveaways go.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Are you ready to print wireless?

Well, why not?? How would this printer make your life easier? Would you like to find out? I've been given a fantastic opportunity thanks to Blogher and HP Wireless to find out for myself AND one of YOU wonderful readers will have a chance to win one too. How great is that?

I'm finding that out myself, since I just received my new HP Wireless Photosmart C6380 at my house! It's a super printer and you will love the results in how it prints out pictures and how fast and easy it is to operate. Wireless is the way to go too with no pesky wires to get in the way. This is a compensated review from Blogher and HP Wireless printers and I will get to share my good fortune with one of you!

There are a total of 5 other reviewers/bloggers who also have giveaways going on, as well as an additional giveaway fom Blogher, so click here for extra chances at this fab giveaway.

For more information about this wonderful HP printer, click over to HP and read all about it.

The contest begins Wednesday, April 8th at 12 am (PST) and ends Tuesday, April 14th at 11:59 (PST)

The prize:
Wireless HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-One

Let me just tell you about some of the great features of this fab machine:

  1. It's wireless, did you hear that? No more messy cords. You can print from anywhere in the house and everyone who is wireless in your house can share this printer. Me and my hubby will be sharing!
  2. I can now print lab-quality photos at home.
  3. Printing 2 sided presentations is a huge plus. Working from home in my PJ's will be a breeze with this printer.
  4. When you print a photo, there's no swapping paper as the printer's photo tray automatically engages when you print. How convenient is that?
  5. Are you tired of replacing ink in your current printer. This one is more cost effective, as you only replace the cartridges that you need since it has 5 affordable individual inks.
  6. With HP Smart Web printing, you can select and print only what you want from web pages and eliminate the stuff you don't.
  7. You can print photos without a PC by inserting your camera's memory card.
  8. It's an HP and you know what that says about reliability!
  9. You can go online with HP and get all sorts of free printing projects and templates.

To enter, leave me a comment below and tell me why you'd love to win this HP Wireless printer and you may leave a link to your post on your own blog in the comments below if you decide to do that to gain extra changes at winning. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct or you have a blog with a correct email listed. There are a couple of Anonymous responses I see with NO WAY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU! Please don't forget to leave your email! All Anonymous responses with NO email will have to be disqualified!

*No duplicate comments.
*You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
*You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
*This giveaway is open to US residents
*Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
*You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
Live Wirelessly. Print Wirelessly...with an HP Wireless printer!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

JC Penney Linden Street Shopping Spree

Sometimes a girl just gets lucky (or I prefer to call it blessed)!

You've probably noticed that I have an ad network running, called BlogHer and I (along with several other lucky bloggers with BlogHer) was recently given a really awesome opportunity to shop. With someone else's money. JC Penney to be exact. We were all given $500 giftcards to shop for merchandise either online or at the store, in the Linden Street line at JC Penney. Talk about a fun opportunity!! It definitely was. The only catch was...we had to video ourselves either shopping at JC Penney or showing the merchandise in our homes. Uh OH!

So, if you've always wondered what my Southern accent might sound like, I will share 2 videos for your viewing pleasure and you can chuckle and chortle at my expense. Ha-ha! Oh, and I only had my digi-cam video to work with, so that's why it's so short. It filled up my memory card in about 35 seconds! I don't think HGTV will be calling me anytime soon. Apparently, I blink a lot when a video camera is pointed at me. A natural on camera, I am not. :)

YouTube Video #1
- Rhoda shows what she bought at home.

YouTube Video #2
- Rhoda shops lamps in the store.

There you have it! I can't tell you how exciting it was to get this giftcard and get to spend it on Linden Street. The Linden Street line really does have some great looking items and I hope you'll all check them out. I have a wall lamp on order that should come in around January that is going in our bedroom and I'll be sure to show you that when it arrives. I also got some linens too, but the biggest items were the new console table which is now in my livingroom and will be decorated for Christmas, wall lamp, and the hurricane lantern which I will be using at Christmas on my foyer table. When I spotted this black console table online, I really loved the looks of it, so that's the big item I decided on. Since my local JC Penney doesn't carry furniture in the store, I had to order it and have it shipped into the store. I picked it up, put it together and I do love it! Thanks, JC Penney and BlogHer for such a wonderful opportunity!

Now, get clicking on those videos. You know you want a good laugh today!