Thursday, August 29, 2013

Disney's SUPER BUDDIES on Blu-ray Combo Pack Review and Giveaway

**I received this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.**
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We received Disney's Super Buddies Blu-ray combo pack in the mail last week for review and I kid you not, it has to be played constantly while the child is awake. I'm pretty sure we have all seen Disney's Super Buddies over 20 times so far and at least 4 times today. It's a very cute movie and our daughter is OBSESSED with it!

An ordinary day at Fernfield Farms turns extraordinary when Budderball, Mudbud, B-Dawg, Buddha, and Rosebud discover mysterious rings that grant them each a unique super power. The pups unleash their amazing abilities and race to the rescue when a shape-shifting bully from outer space threatens the planet. 

I could tell you the whole story of Disney's Super Buddies but I wouldn't want to ruin it for you. The only part I wasn't a huge fan of was at the very end when you met a couple new aliens. I thought the aliens at the end of the movie looked more like dolls than real aliens. The movie really is fun for the whole family, though, and I would highly recommend getting it for family movie night.  

 Disney's Super Buddies stars John Ratzenberger, Michael Teigen, and Jason Earles. The Voice cast includes Colin Hanks, John Michael Higgins, Atticus Shaffer, Alyson Stoner, Maulik Pancholy, Chris Coppola, Amy Sedaris, Zendaya, Debra Jo Rupp, and Tim Conway. The Super Buddies voices are played by Cooper Roth (B-Dawg), Tenzing Trainor (Buddha), Jeremy Shinder (Budderball), Ty Paniz (Mudball), and G. Hannelius (Rosebud).

Disney's Super Buddies is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack now and runs about $29.99. Super Buddies is 81 minutes long and utilizes Disney's Fast Play feature. Each Disney's Super Buddies Blu-ray combo pack comes with 150 Disney Movie Rewards and some even come with a free movie admission to see Disney's Planes. 
Connect with Disney's favorite pups on Facebook and be sure to check out trailers and fun activities for the kids at Disney.com/Buddies.

GIVEAWAY!!!
Enter below for your chance to win a Disney's Super Buddies Blu-ray combo pack!

By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name publicized if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 11:00pm EST (08/29/2013) and end at 11:00pm EST (09/04/2013). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bio Ionic PowerLight NanoIonic Pro-Dryer and the Agave Hair Care Trio Giveaway!

 My So Called Balanced Life is extremely excited to share more fabulous hair products with you from Bio Ionic and Squashie-Dipity is super excited to be a part of it! I recently received the Bio Ionic PowerLight NanoIonic Pro-Dryer and the Agave Hair Care Trio for evaluation purposes. I will be perfectly honest I will only use Bio Ionic appliances on my hair. I certainly love every single product that I have tried and the PowerLight NanoIonic Pro-Dryer is no exception.
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2 Ionic Nozzles one for styling and one for speed drying
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A removable filter on the back with an addition filter
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Hang ring Heavy duty 9 ft cord
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The dryer is also the fastest dryer with a powerful airflow (1875W) for fast drying without damaging the hair. It is light weight and easy to use. It helps eliminate frizzies and static. The NanoIonic mineral hydrates and conditions hair while the conditioning Nano Beads accelerate drying while also promoting shiny, soft, hydrated hair. Additionally the negative Ions cleanse and deodorize hair. Furthermore, it comes complete with a 5 year warranty! I am absolutely delighted with the PowerLight dryer. It is extremely light weight, fast, effective and easy to use. I also think it isn't as loud as other hair dryers. I love the fact that this dryer comes with 2 nozzles, and the cool shot button actually stays on if you just push it in. I genuinely appreciate that feature. I don't have to hold the button while I use the cool shot. I also spend less time drying my hair! In addition to receiving this magnificent dryer, I also received the Agave Hair Care Trio. The trio includes Smoothing Shampoo, Smoothing Conditioner and the Healing Oil. The shampoo is sulfate free, is acid balanced that removes debris, dirt and styling build-up and is ideal for everyday use. The conditioner is paraben free and is also acid balanced. It gently conditions the hair while also detangling the hair. It does all that without weighing the hair down. The oil smoothes and restores the hair making it more manageable; while conditioning the hair to eliminates frizzies. These Agave infused products instantly makes the hair smoother and shinier without weighing the hair down or creating build up. I absolutely love the Agave products. Not only do they make my hair more healthy and manageable, but the products smell quite lovely too.
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 I will only use products on my hair that are sulfate free because my hair is not only bleached but also color treated, I certainly need products that can restore moisture in my hair. The Agave trio is ideal for color treated hair because it is sulfate free and paraben free. You can currently get the Agave Trio at Sephora. You can also find the latest photos on Agave Instagram Feed #ShineNaturally. You can also enter to win Bio Ionic PowerLight NanoIonic Pro-Dryer and the Agave Hair Care Trio right here! The giveaway is open to US and Canada.
My So Called Balanced Life and Squashie-Dipity are not responsible for prize shipment or fulfillment.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Natural Health Care Options

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dr. Tara Andresen - ND for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Dr. Tara Anderson owns and operates two naturopathic health clinics in Toronto, Ontario, which provides patients with a range of natural health care treatments. At Dr. Tara Anderson's naturopathic clinic, treatments range from cardiovascular health to women's health and weight management to blood sugar management. Some treatments included are thyroid disorders, fertility, menopause, high blood pressure, allergies, arthritis, celiac disease, diabetes, anxiety, depression, weight loss, and the list goes on. 
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Naturopathic medicine uses modern scientific knowledge and standard medical diagnostics with a range of natural therapies to address the root of acute and chronic illness. Supporting the body’s own ability to naturally heal itself, naturopathic doctors use an integrated approach to disease diagnosis, and treatment and prevention that includes botanical medicine, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, homeopathic medicine, hydrotherapy, diet and lifestyle changes, and clinical nutritional supplements and injections. 
 
Naturopath medicine is a lot different than homeopath medicine even though most use the terms to the same context. Naturopath doctors go through 3,000 hours of classroom training, 1,200 hours of supervised clinical experience, and broad training in a number of different therapies, where as a homeopathic doctor is only trained in homeopathy treatments. Naturopath doctors are trained to design a treatment program that uses a number of therapies including homeopathic remedies. These types of doctors can provide early diagnosis and treatment for all sorts of health- related conditions by obtaining blood tests, performing physical examinations, and ordering additional lab testing. By doing so, Naturopathic doctors can get a better insight to the patient's health compared to a homeopathic doctor.  
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Dr. Tara Anderson has plenty of experience treating a wide variety of medical conditions such as hormone imbalances, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, heart disease and hypertension, skin conditions, chronic pain, women's health, infertility, stress management, anxiety and depression, immune systems disorders, blood sugar regulation, weight management and cold/flu prevention.
 
Naturopath medicine is covered by most workplace health insurance plans and can help you greatly improve your health the natural way. Check out drtaraandresennd.com for more information and try it out for yourself. 

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Super Buddies to the Rescue!

Having a Boring Weekend? Super Buddies are to the Rescue! Play super fun match up and decoder games, create your own Super Hero Identity, and transform your canine companion into a Super Buddy with a cape craft! 

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Disney's Super Buddies is available on Blu-ray combo pack August 27th. Before you leave, check out this silly clip from the movie. 

Death by Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

This is the best frosting I've ever made in my life. I thought I had died and gone to heaven after tasting this mouthwatering goodness. It has a very rich taste and is thick in texture so it's perfect for cupcakes. 

Death By Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
  • 1 Cup of butter (softened)
  • 1 Cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 4 1/2 Tsp of vanilla
  • 7 Cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 Cup of baking cocoa
  • 3/4 Tsp of salt
  • 3/4 Cup of milk
Cream butter and peanut butter until mixture is fluffy. Beat in the vanilla. Next, stir in the powdered sugar, salt, cocoa, and milk. Makes about 4 1/2 cups of frosting. 

That's it! It's an extremely easy recipe that tastes like heaven. Anytime you put peanut butter and chocolate together it's bound to make something that's to die for. Wouldn't you agree?

Enjoy!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

What Gives You the Right to Judge a Mom?

I don't normally post things like this on here but this is something that's been weighing heavy on my chest. Judgmental moms are my biggest pet peeve and I've seen so much of them trolling around Facebook lately. It really makes me sick to my stomach. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter that is my everything. Am I the perfect mother? Not by any means, but I'm sure as hell going to do my best to make sure this kid has everything she'll ever need and then some.

As much as I'd like to, I can't put my daughter in a bubble to protect her. Has she fractured her arm from jumping off the couch? Yes. Has she fallen a million times and scraped up her knees? Yes. Has she tried to ride the dogs like a pony and bumped her head or busted her lip open? Yes. Does that make me a bad mom? NO. It means my daughter is fearless and that I have to watch her closely but I can't protect her from everything. She has to learn a little on her own and figure out that there's certain things she can't do. All children fall, all the time actually. Mine just happens to be a spitting image of her mother; extremely clumsy!

My biggest issue with judgmental moms is when they judge other mothers on the decisions they make concerning their terminally ill child. I follow a few "fan" pages for terminally ill children and I ran across a picture of one of the children eating a candy bar bigger than their own body. The comments I read underneath that post were disturbing. "This is why America is so fat", "No wonder your child's so fat", "Great role model for all your followers. Teaching America's children that it's okay to be a fatty". What gives anyone the right to sit there and say that?!

FIRST OF ALL... if you knew anything about this family, you would know that the child is dying of an inoperable brain tumor. Who gives a flying sh*t if the kid is eating a million calories? How does this really affect other's lives? Shouldn't a child that is slowly dying have the opportunities to live life to the fullest? What gives? SECOND OF ALL... if you have any common sense than you would know that most children that are very sick are likely on steroids and a million other medications. That child was not fat, he was bloated from all the meds he's on! Get a clue, people!

Have you read Talia's bucket list? So many people are accomplishing many things on her bucket list in her honor and some of the comments I see are extremely disrespectful. "She shouldn't be wearing those clothes or so much make-up", "What makes her so special? Who cares if she's dead?". I care! I FREAKING CARE! Talia was a huge inspiration to many young girls and deserves to honored. It's not about her make-up tutorials for me or being an honorary Cover Girl. It's about showing young women that you are beautiful and special no matter what. It's about proving to young women that they can accomplish anything and to not let anyone stand in their way. It's about empowering young women to chase their dreams. And it's about showing everyone that life is way too short so we must make the best of it no matter our age.

Don't you think these mother's of terminally ill children have enough on their minds than having to worry about what other people are saying? Don't you think these mothers are hurting enough inside? Is it really necessary to hurt them anymore than their already hurting? I think not. There is absolutely no reason to bully a mother who's about to lose the most important person in her life.

I don't know what it's like to lose a child and I pray to God I never have to find out. It has to be the most scary, gut wrenching, heart breaking, and devastating thing that could ever happen to a mother. I sit here at night and think; I worry about something ever happening to my child and I just know it would be next to impossible to go on with life. This isn't something that just goes away with time. The death of a child will stick with you forever and hurt just as long.

Instead of wasting your time judging another mother's decisions on how to raise their children or bullying the mother of a terminally ill child, try to find something better to do with your time. Maybe volunteer for the family of a terminally ill child, become a bone marrow donor at Be the Match, or volunteer for the Gold Hope Project. You could even donate money to any juvenile cancer research fund like Alex's Lemonade Stand, St. Jude Children's Research HospitalSt. Baldrick's, the ACCO, Give Kids the World Village, Cure Search, People Against Childhood Cancer, or to any of the wish granting foundations like Make-A-WishHunt of a Lifetime, and Sunshine Foundation. There's so many other things you could be spending your energy on, good things.

We need to give these helpless feeling mothers strength and a shoulder to cry on, not our useless and uneducated opinions. There's no reason to bully an already vulnerable mother. The next time you decide to "put in your two cents", please reconsider. PLEASE take that hurting mother's feelings into account and instead praise her on what a wonderful mother she is for doing everything she possibly can to make her dying child happy and unafraid.

Don't forget...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition Trailer

MARY POPPINS 50th Anniversary Edition arrives on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack December 10th! I'm so EXCITED I can't contain myself! My fiancé is going to be so happy. He loves Mary Poppins!

"Step in Time" with the trailer here:

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for moments like these. Saturday, my daughter and I got a chance to enjoy Run or Dye's 5k and festivities. What a blast!  

One Grace Place Review and Giveaway

**I received this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.**
One Grace Place is a luxury bedding and bath company with designs focused on children. Everything from One Grace Place is of exceptional quality and comfort and absolutely gorgeous. At One Grace Place you can find affordable accessories, decor, bedding, and bath products for infants on up to teens. 

For review purposes, my daughter was sent a set of Magical Michayla Wall Decals, a Magical Michayla Growth Chart, Magical Michayla Pillow, Magical Michayla Toy Bag, and a Terrific Tie Turtle. Everything from the Magical Michayla line is beautiful! 
My daughter is obsessed with the Magical Michayla pillow, in fact, I couldn't even get it away from her long enough to take a picture. She sleeps with her new pillow every night and has to have it with her everywhere she goes. She's dragged it around so much that it's already had to be washed twice. I'm actually delighted by the fact that when throwing the pillow into the washer, none of the colors had faded and the shape wasn't lost at all; it's still as soft as it was when we first opened the package! 
The rest of the Magical Michayla products we received for review haven't really been used yet because we decided to FINALLY set up the play room upstairs. We're in the process of finishing the room and I'm sure the Magical Michayla products will add a nice touch. I'll post pictures as soon as it's finished. I can tell you, however, that everything from this line is of extraordinary quality and the colors are amazingly bright. The decals have been bent so many times yet they have no creases. Not many decals can hold their shape after being bent. 
The last thing we got to review from One Grace Place was the Terrific Tie Dye Turtle. Sigh. Yet another new thing my daughter is attached to. She loves her new turtle and drags him around on this leash she had us put on him. The Terrific Tie Dye Turtle is like her new pet. She pets him (he's so soft), gives him kisses, and cuddles him just like she does her real pets. 
I love One Grace Place's luxury products and hope to one day base my daughter's bedroom around the Magical Michayla line. A lot of the products from One Grace Place are designed perfectly so that your child will love them throughout their whole childhood. 

Right now, One Grace Place is holding an awesome Back-to-School giveaway on their Facebook page. Head on over before August 31st for a chance to win some amazing prizes like letter pillows and growth charts! That's not all, One Grace Place is also giving all of my readers a special coupon code to save 25% on their products through their online retailer, Sophia Styles. Just use the code ONEGRACEPLACE25 at checkout until August 31st.
Wait, there's more! Enter below for a chance to win the Terrific Tie Dye Turtle, courtesy of One Grace Place! Look how adorable he is! 
By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name publicized if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 01:00am EST (08/08/2013) and end at 11:00pmE ST (08/22/2013). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter. 

OMGuac Lunch and a Chance to Win!

**I received items in exchange for a post.**
The Wholly Guacamole® brand wants to help you make lunch for you and your family OMGuac -tastic!  After all, Wholly Guacamole is the Offical sponsor of the OMGuac Lunch!
The One Lunch, Two Ways gives you plenty of inspiration on how to create two completely different lunches with most of the same ingredients! Take a look and print out the shopping list of your favorite ideas for your next grocery trip. 

- Get OMGuac Lunch inspiration and shopping lists to print
- Watch fun videos to help break out of the boring lunch mode
- Print your $1.00 coupon good for any Wholly™ product
- Enter your OMGuac lunch photo for a chance to win $100 and FREE Wholly Guacamole products
Stop by eatwholly.com/omg for some great ideas, a coupon and a chance to win $100 gift card with FREE Wholly Guacamole products! Three winners are chosen weekly through Sept. 27. Use Wholly Guacamole minis and a some creativity to make lunch fun! The best lunches will win a lunch box full of guacalicious products and a gift card for $100! 

Hurry and enter for your chance to win and good luck Squashie-Dipity readers!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

eBags Bookworm Kids Pack Review

**I received this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.**
eBags has the perfect backpacks for Back-to-School. With many different styles, sizes, colors, and brands, I bet you'll find a backpack to match your child's personality. For review purposes, my daughter was sent one of the new eBags Bookworm Kids Packs in Daisy. Even though my daughter is only two, she loves to carry around a bag with her. I think carrying around a backpack makes her feel like a big girl. When she opened the box from eBags and found her new backpack you would have thought I just handed her the biggest bag of candy she's ever seen! 
eBags Bookworm Kids Pack is the perfect size for my daughter to carry around her little toys, an extra set of clothes, snacks, and anything else she may need for a day trip. She may not be a student yet but she loves pretending to be one and she loves her new backpack. I love the new eBags Bookworm Kids Pack, as well. It seems extremely durable and can fit enough of her things in it for a weekend at the grandparent's house.  
eBags Bookworm Kids Packs are backpacks made just for your little pre-k or elementary student. With 12 points of reflectivity like a 3M Scotchlite reflective panel on the front, 5 photo reflective zipper pulls, photo reflective webbing and piping on the backpack straps, and a photo reflective accessory strap at the base of the front panel, your child is sure to be seen in the evening hours. 
Each of the Bookworm Kids Packs have an exterior zippered faced pocket, double zippered main compartment, double zip front organizer compartment, two elastic trimmed side pockets, and a privacy name card window. The bottom panel of the Bookworm Kids Backpack is coated to reduce moisture absorption and added abrasion protection. Both the back panel and straps are air meshed and padded for comfort and the interior seams are finished with binding for durability. 
The Bookworm Kids Packs from eBags come in 6 different colors or styles and can be purchased online for $29.99; a steal for all the use you'll get out of this durable backpack. Right now you may be able to find the Bookworm Kids Pack on sale during ebags' Back-to-School sale so hurry over and check it out! 

*FREE* Apollo E-Liquid

Apollo E-cigs is giving away a FREE 10ml bottle in the flavor and strength of your choice. Choose from over 20 flavors and 5 nicotine strengths, including zero nicotine! Use coupon code FREELIQ at checkout to receive the 10ml bottle for free (.99 S&H). CLICK HERE!

Monday, August 12, 2013

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Shopping for Back-to-School can be very costly, that's why the ladies of Social Media Mavens have teamed up to bring you this amazing giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Tricias Treasures, My So Called Balanced Life, Reviewz & News, MamaBreak, and Squashie-Dipity want to make Back-to-School shopping easier for you and as stress free as possible. 
By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name publicized if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 11:59pm EST (08/12/2013) and end at 11:00pm EST (09/12/2013). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Open Worldwide and must be 18 years or older to enter. 

Hallmark Back-to-School Giveaway

The first day of school is such a rush. You need to remember exactly what time to set the alarm, exactly when the bus is coming, and exactly what to pack for lunch. Wouldn't it be great to take one moment to just pause during the first day rush? Hallmark has come up with a way to do just that. Hallmark created the Pics ‘N’ Props School Days Activity Kit. The kit comes with a chalkboard your child can hold, with cards that read each grade level, from pre-school to graduation. You can take one photo on the first day of school each year, then place it in the accompanying album. You can also fill out a card that summarizes your child's school year with things from teachers' names to friends' names. This is such a sweet way to look back on your child's education.
 Living Frugal with Erika had the chance to review the awesome and adorable Pics 'N' Props School Days Kit. Squashie-Dipity is joining with Living Frugal with Erika to give away this activity kit -- plus a set of cards (including cards from the SO SO Happy collection) to give your child throughout the school year.
I love the ideas and products Hallmark has come up with to help ease the stress of going back to school. Hallmark's Pics 'N' Props School Days Kit is super cute way to hold onto those "first day of school" memories. I also think that giving your child Hallmark cards throughout the school year is a great way to keep them motivated. Little things like that, always help to pick up ones spirits and keep them on the right track.

 One lucky winner will win this Hallmark prize pack. The giveaway starts now and ends at 11:59pm EST on August 17. To enter, just use the Giveaway Tools Form below. The winner must be a US resident who is 18 or older. The winner will be contacted via the email address in the Giveaway Tools Form and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is selected. Failure to complete the mandatory blog entry comment will void all other entries. The mandatory blog comment is the only entry you MUST complete. All other entries are option to gain more entries in this giveaway! There are some options that have a daily entry option, so be sure to come back and get your daily entries! For additional chances to win, enter to win this same prize pack on Drugstore Divas and BB Product Reviews.
Squashie-Dipity received no compensation for this giveaway and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

BIC For Back-to-School: Review and Giveaway

**I received this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.**
Note taking just got a little easier with BIC's newest Back-to-School products.
. This school year, BIC has you covered with some of the smoothest and stylish pens out there. I know from experience that writing with a pen that doesn't cruise around easily is a drag. 

BIC's newest product from their 2013 Back-to-School line up is the BIC Tech 2-in-1 Stylus pen. This amazing pen is perfect for tablet users and note takers. Glide easily across tablet or smartphone screens with accuracy and precision then quickly switch your BIC Tech 2-in-1 Stylus to a ballpoint pen with smooth writing Easy Glide System ink. How cool is that? This pen is awesome and writes perfectly, just the way I like it. 
I don't normally care for mechanical pencils but BIC's new Automatic Mechanical Pencil makes retracting and protecting lead extremely easy. Just one click of the pencil clip and viola, no more broken lead and frustration when you need a pencil quick! BIC's Automatic Mechanical Pencil has a clear barrel with color accents. It also has a textured grip to protect from those nasty note taking calluses and #2 lead. I actually enjoy writing with BIC's Automatic Mechanical Pencil and it works great for home projects, as well.
An oldie but goodie has a new look this year for Back-to-School! The BIC Z4+ Roller pen comes in black, blue, and different ink colors like neon. The BIC Z4+ Roller is a .7mm fine point pen that has a visible ink supply and strolls around paper like a ballerina. I love the neon colors and the ease of use. You definitely won't get bored writing with these pens this year!
Another Back-to-School favorite has a new look this year, as well. The BIC Round Stic Grip pen comes in 8 different colors including new ones like pink, lime green, purple, and turquoise. Each colored pen is indicated by the color of the pen's grip and cap and can be found in fine and medium points. These pens have always been a staple in our home. They're cheap and work great!
The BIC For Her Gel and Marker pens are my favorite from BIC's 2013 Back-to-School lineup. The BIC For Her Marker pens come in pink, black, and purple ink. Each pen has a beautiful design on it, a pearly barrel, and a modern metal clip. 
The BIC For Her Gel pens have a gorgeous design just like the markers and offer super comfortable writing. Each gel pen has a contoured rubber grip and comes in pink, black, blue, and purple ink. I've never been a huge fan of gel pens but I love the style and comfort of the BIC For Her Gel pens.
Last on BIC's 2013 Back-to-School lineup is the BIC Brite Liner Highlighter Tape. Used just like BIC's whiteout tape, BIC Brite Liner Highlighter Tape highlights with a quick swipe and leaves no mess behind. The BIC Brite Liner Highlighter Tape is safe to use in textbooks because it doesn't bleed through paper like most highlighters do. I LOVE this idea and love that I can use it in my cookbooks without having to worry about the page underneath. 
BIC's 2013 Back-to-School products are perfect for high-school and college students and are even great to use around the house. I can't wait to purchase cool products from BIC when my daughter heads to school as I'm sure she will love them as much as I do. 
Would you like to win a cool prize pack from BIC for Back-to-School? Enter below to win all the products shown above (a $45 value) and be sure to share with your friends so they have a chance, too! 

By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name publicized if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 01:00am EST (08/08/2013) and end at 11:00pmE ST (08/22/2013). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Frends Headphones Giveaway!

This giveaway is hosted by Reviewz & Newz and sponsored by Frends.

Reviewz & Newz recently reviewed a pair of Frends headphones in Taylor Gold and was completely blown away by her experience with them.  You can read her full review here
Now, one lucky reader will get to enjoy the pleasure of owning a pair of these stunning headphones in Taylor Gold.  Not only are they stylish, but the sound is amazing.  
You can enter via the Rafflecopter below.  This is for US residents only and you must respond to email within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway will run from August 6, 2013 and will end on August 20,2013 at midnight EST.
Reviewz & Newz or Squashie-Dipity is not responsible for shipment of prize.
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sosie Designs Review and Giveaway

**I received this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.**
Sosie Designs makes beautiful handcrafted in the USA sterling silver and gold dipped jewelry. All pieces are made to have simple styling and clean lines so the jewelry will always remain in style. Sosie Designs makes rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings and come in a variety of different styles, some with accents like pearls, gemstones, crystal, and cubic zirconia. 
For review purposes, I picked out the Dragonfly w/ Amethyst earrings because I love Dragonflies and the color purple. I adore the earrings I picked out for the previous two reasons mentioned and because they're simple yet elegant. Because the earrings are made from sterling silver, they didn't bother my ears and make them itch like some earrings tend to do. 
A lot of Sosie Design's earrings or rings have a matching necklace to purchase separately and all of the pieces are very affordable. All of their silver pieces are made from 24 gauge .925 sterling silver wire and can be purchased as a single item or by wholesale. Everything at Sosie Designs is absolutely beautiful, check them out for yourself!

Enter below for your chance to win a pair of handmade sterling silver Dragonfly w/Amethyst earrings! Perfect for dressing up or everyday wear!

By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name publicized if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 01:00am EST (08/02/2013) and end at 11:59pmE ST (09/01/2013). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter. 



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