Saturday, May 31, 2014

Groovy Girls Are Sweet Sixteen

Hi neighbors!

Groovy Girls is turning 16.  Groovy Girls, whose parent company is The Manhattan Toy Company, introduced their first dolls in 1998.  Groovy Girls are soft, sculptured dolls.  They have released some new dolls recently, and I am able to share one of them with you.  Her name is Princess Dahlia ($25).

Princess Dahlia is dressed as a princess should be.  She is in a beautiful pink and yellow floral dress.  Her hair is a pretty blonde with pink highlights that color co-ordinate with her outfit.  Her headband has three felt flowers.  The shoes are attached, so there are no shoes to lose.  She is soft and is the right size for little hands to easily carry her around. I like the expression on her face and your child is sure to fall in love with her.

Princess Dahlia has a Royally Ritzy Bed (Sold separately).  It is as colorful and as soft as she is.  It has a blanket and pillow that come with it.  The bed is fit for a princess like Dahlia.  The Royally Ritzy Bed can be purchased for $25.

Most little girls at one time or another dream of being a princess.  They think about being dressed in a beautiful gown and all the wonderful things they will do.  Princess Dahlia will allow them to dream some more through play.

Princess Dahlia:
Princess Dahlia is beaming with flowerful colors. Her floral dress and curly multi-colored locks are sure to turn a few heads. Dahlia loves to take long strolls through her garden, but is always looking for the next big outdoor adventure.

Princess Dahlia has other friends from Groovy Girls that can be added to your child's collection, not to mention all the accessories.  There are a couple of really nice horses too, and what little girl doesn't dream of horses and princesses?

The winner of this giveaway will be allowed to choose, either Princess Dahlia and her Royally Ritzy Bed or the set reviewed by Hope's Cafe.

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's website or email.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Friday, May 30, 2014

SpaRoom AromaMist Aromatherapy

Hey Neighbors!

How many of you have used aromatherapy?  I recently had the opportunity to experience the SpaRoom AromaMist ($60 on the website).  I really like this.  Not only does the AromaMist allow you to experience aromatherapy, but it also has a subdued LED light.

This is so easy to use.  After you plug in your AromaMist simply lift the lid off and add 1/2 cup of water to the fill line.  Then choose the essential oil you want to add.  You can adjust how many drops you place to get the amount of fragrance you desire.  The first time I used the peppermint I put in five drops.  For bedtime it was a little too much.  The next evening I only added three and it was perfect.  I have also tried lavender, lemon and rose.  Lavender and rose are my night time favorites.  The ultrasonic mister will run for three hours.  You can also run the AromaMist without oil or scent, but adding the oil is what I enjoy most.

There are two buttons on the front of the AromaMist that control everything.  The first button controls the LED light.  The light slowly cycles through several colors.  You can also choose to have a steady blue or red.  I prefer the blue as the changing colors kept me awake.  The blue is pale and gives off just enough light to be soothing.  I like to have just a little light at night and this light does not bother my husband.

The second button turns on the AromaMist.  As soon as you press the button a scented mist slowly starts rising from the top of the product.  I placed mine on my side of the bed and within seconds I can smell the fragrance.  Very relaxing!  It shuts of when it runs out of water.

I also received the SpaRoom new AromaPen.  This is so nice!  It comes with rods that you add essential oil to and then place it in the top of the pen and screw the cap on.  The cap has tiny holes to release the scent.  I have been using my peppermint essential oil with the AromaPen.  My children laugh because they often catch me sitting in front of my computer with the AromaPen in my hands inhaling.  It is very soothing.  You can purchase the pen on their website for $30 plus shipping.  It comes in two colors, lavender or botanical.  If you do not have essential oils you can place a few drops of your favorite perfume on the rods.

We have recently started using more essential oils around the home, and the SpaRoom Aroma Mist and AromaPen are fitting right in.  If you are looking for a good diffuser consider the AromaMist.  The AromaPen is just right to stick in your purse and use throughout the day.  Be sure to follow them on their social media pages.  You will find them on Twitter - HERE and on Facebook - HERE.

A little about SpaRoom:
SpaRoom Essentials offers the perfect combination of aromatherapy, healthy humidification and essential oil line of products. SpaRoom Essentials products are designed to provide the health and wellness spa markets with a better sensory experience–anytime, anywhere. From healthy humidification and soothing aromatherapy to the perfect slipper, anyone can create a spa-like feeling that will enhance their environment wherever they go. Many of SpaRoom’s products have already gained acceptance by leading salons, spas and specialty retailers throughout the U.S., and also in Europe.

I would like to get two more of these, so I can put one in the main gathering room and one in my daughter's bedroom.  Thanks for stopping in.  See you soon.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cook This, Not That Giveaway

Hi Neighbors!

Here is our newest giveaway!  Cook This, Not That.  The book contains 125 quick and healthy recipes that can save you 10, 20, 30 pounds or more.  The book has recipes for everything from breakfast to dessert.  There are 12 chapters where you will find foods you should not eat and the substitutes that are better for you.

I also like the extra little facts they add throughout the book.  Facts like the proper salt to use with different foods.  Or the information they share on Peppadew Peppers.  I had never even heard of them before.

I purchased one of these for myself and one for a giveaway.  I will be trying some of these recipes out soon.  I really think you will enjoy this book.

Go ahead and enter and then share, share, share.

Weekly Sales From One King's Lane

Hey Neighbors!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

MONDAY SALES at One Kings Lane

Dine in Open Air at One Kings Lane
One of the best things about summer is eating outside. Get prepped for alfresco entertaining with the pieces in this collection.

Style the Sun Deck at One Kings Lane
Beautiful and spirited, these durable outdoor rugs will enhance your spaces to be more vibrant and welcoming.

Entertain Under Blue Skies at One Kings Lane
After being cooped up indoors all winter, this collection of tableware, accents and festive lighting for the outdoors is a recipe for fun and freedom.

TUESDAY SALES at One Kings Lane

Decor We Adore at One Kings Lane
Exclusive to One Kings Lane: Glittering geodes, mesmerizing agate slices, one-of-a-kind undersea treasures—incorporate organic opulence into your everyday. 

Standout Moments at One Kings Lane
A selection of bold and eye-catching art that will bring your walls to life.

Top Dog at One Kings Lane
Perhaps it is time to treat the furriest member of your family to a lovely new bowl or a best-selling bed, and this sale makes it easy.


Make Room at One Kings Lane
Stylish and functional finds to keep your tables clutter-free and your storage looking stylish.

Up on the Roof at One Kings Lane
All of the tableware and linens you need to throw an urban rooftop fete—or a spectacular one on the ground if you can't access the sky. 

Metro Mix at One Kings Lane
These chic linens help you to play with color, pattern and texture, and layer a look that you will love. 


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our New Belle!

Hi neighbors!

We have been so very busy around here.  We have two birthdays, plus Mother's Day and we had two litters of puppies.  All of our pups are now in their new homes and are doing well.  One is being trained to be a therapy dog!  In all of this, we managed to add another Sheltie to our crew.

Her name is Belle and she is a Blue Merle.  Both of her eyes are blue.  She is so sweet and yet she has a very outgoing personality.  Just this evening while we were playing volleyball she was running figure eights around the dog house and water bucket in her pen.  We have to put her inside one of the runs, or she would get stepped on trying to play with everyone.

She loves to chew of course.  She also likes to just carry things around in her mouth.  Often you will find her on top of something.  I think it makes her feel bigger when she does this.   I have included some pictures.  Enjoy.  And yes, she is loved!

Be sure to stop in tomorrow as we have another giveaway planned.  See you soon!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Solvit Decorative Pet Steps

Hi Neighbors!

We have a really nice product up for review.  I received the Pet Steps from Solvit.  The steps are designed to help a smaller pet or a pet who has trouble jumping up be able to get up on couches, chairs, or beds.  We have Shelties, a couple of them can leap right up, but this is perfect for our smaller Pansy and of course the others did not mind using them after they figured them out.

We put the pet steps in the girl's room.  The dogs love to be in there any time the girls are.  The first few tries we had to bribe them a little at first with treats.  Pansy quickly caught on and started using the steps any time M called her.  Grace and Glory were a little more hesitant at first until they realized Pansy was receiving treats for climbing the steps.  M was quickly surrounded by all three of them.

The pet steps come un-assembled.  It was reasonably easy to put together, although I did have a problem getting some of the steps to actually bond in place.  I really like that each step is covered with a carpet.  This gives the dogs a better traction as they go up and down the steps.  There are small protective pads on the bottom of the steps to help protect your floors and to keep them from slipping.

Solvit has many products designed to assist and protect your pet.  They have several steps, ramps, harnesses and travel products.  Cat products are also available on the Solvit website.  Be sure to find Solvit on Facebook - HERE and on Twitter - HERE.

Solvit will be sending one neighbor their Decorative Steps.    Let's get to sharing this giveaway!

Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's email or website.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Tea Collection's Memorial Day Sale

Hey neighbors!

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It is here! Not only is this weekend the official start to summer, but it is also Tea Collection's Memorial Day Sale! Starting today (5/23), and running through Monday (5/26), sweet summer dresses start at $15, patterned or plain girls' leggings are only $12, surf and sand-inspired tees for boys are just $12 and adventure-ready boys' pants and shorts start at $15! What a great opportunity to outfit your little citizen for a summer full of parties and play-time! And with all of these great deals, you can finish all of the kids' summer clothes shopping and be stress free and poolside for the weekend. 

Stella and Dot Summer Sale!

Hey neighbors!

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Summer is all about hopping from poolside party to browsing the outdoor bazaars to sunset at the sea. With so many opportunities for fun and frolicking, it just makes sense that you will need a flexible look to work them all. Great news!Stella & Dot has 40% off new markdowns during their Summer Sale! Colorful necklaces that make a statement with any tee, classic bangles that can go from day to night, even travel accessories that will carry you on your summer adventures in style. By picking up a few key pieces, you can add sparkle to simple sun dresses and go from farmer's market to nightclub in just one outfit... all with a little help from Stella & Dot!

Tea Collection Memorial Day Event

Hi Neighbors!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Telling the world about Tea Collection is easy — unique, global designs for kids and affordable prices — and now doing so could win you 10 of their Memorial Day styles! Enter to win the Tea Collection Memorial Day Referral Event by just liking Tea Collection on Facebook and you could win a Tea Collection wardrobe set (valued up to $149)! Then tell your friends about Tea Collection and you could win 10 of their Memorial Day styles! Imagine finishing all of your kid's clothes shopping for the summer in one sweep! On Wed. 5/21 (at noon PT), the person with the most referrals will win 10 Memorial Day items (dresses, pants and shorts starting at $15 and $12 leggings and boys' tees) and the next three people with the most referrals will win 5 Memorial Day styles. Not only do the winners get free clothing, but they also get the first pick from this incredible summer sale and set themselves up to be stress-free and poolside that much sooner. What are you waiting for? Shout it out to the world: outfit your little citizen for the season of the sun at Tea Collection! 

Reebok Memorial Day Weekend Sale!

Hi neighbors!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Reebok Memorial Day Weekend Sale: CrossFit, Classics, Apparel and More! 
Memorial Day Weekend marks the official beginning of summer, and what a perfect time to outfit yourself with all of the latest technology for training at the Reebok Memorial Day Weekend SaleReebok Shoes, CrossFit, Classics, Apparel—even the Outlet store—everything is on sale! The more you spend, the more you save with $15 off on $75 orders and $35 off on $125 orders. Simply enter the promo code MDW14 at checkout. Fill your closet without emptying your wallet! But hurry — this sale only lasts the weekend (Friday, 5/23 - Monday, 5/26), so don't miss out. (*Excludes custom merchandise and gift cards.) 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Nonni's THINaddictives New Flavors

Hi neighbor!

I just opened my new boxes of Nonni's THINaddictives.  Once again they have come up with some great new flavors.  The first is Banana Dark Chocolate.  For a family who loves banana bread this is a winner.  The second one, Blueberry Oat, not only tastes delicious, but it smells so good the minute you open the package.

My oldest daughter is already planning her coffee break so she can dip these new flavors into coffee.  THINaddictives are crunchy before dipping them, but still taste really good.  My younger daughters will probably be dipping in milk or hot cocoa.

Blueberry Oat

I like that THINaddictives are packaged in individual serving sizes.  They are perfect for taking for a snack to work.  My son loves his coffee at work and these are perfect for him to take along.  I fear mine will not last long.
Banana Dark Chocolate

Nonni's THINaddictives:
The new flavors maintain the product’s tradition of being made with real, wholesome ingredients, like California almonds and fruit baked into every bite. Created for those seeking a healthy indulgence, THINaddictives are:
·         Low in sugar (5 grams or less per serving)
·         Low in carbohydrates (14 grams or less per serving)
·         Low calorie (100 calories per serving)
·         Available in five delicious flavors, including Cranberry, Cinnamon Raisin, Pistachio, NEW Banana Dark Chocolate and NEW Blueberry Oat

THINaddictives is having a Facebook contest.  Nonni’s THINaddictives will host aFacebook giveaway to honor the new flavors May 19-June 1. Fans can choose whether they are “Team Banana” or “Team Blueberry” to entered for a chance to win free THINaddictives!  

Be sure to visit Nonni's Facebook page and enter their giveaway. Be sure to cast your vote for Team Blueberry or Team Banana.  I think most in my family would be Team Blueberry.

Thanks for stopping in.  See you soon!

I Wrote Some #eBayGuides

Hi neighbors,

I am presently working on writing some #eBayGuides.  I am going to list a few here with links and of course will be tweeting and posting on Facebook about them as well.  I would really appreciate if you could take a minute and read through them and of course rate my guide and possibly leave a comment.  I would really appreciate your assistance on this.

Here are a few of the ones I have completed.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post and a special thank you to anyone who does take the time to click the links and like or comment on my guides.

See you soon!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Chocolate Ammo Review/Giveaway!

Hello Neighbors!

How is everyone doing this afternoon?  We are doing great!  All of our puppies are gone and we don't have another litter coming until Sep.  My dad's birthday was the beginning of May, and we planned a party for him.  He knew we were planning something for him, but he was totally surprised at how big it was.  Chocolate Ammo sent me their Gummi Worms Vintage Collector Tin and their Bass Fishing Tin. Perfect for what we had planned.

From Chocolate Ammo:
 All of us at ChocolateAmmo love the outdoors. Fishing, camping, hiking, hunting and the list goes on. We also love chocolate. We wanted to make a product that was fun, high quality, great tasting and really showed the enjoyment and relaxation which comes to those who spend time in the great outdoors. As a result we created a line of chocolate novelty products for the outdoorsman. We now carry chocolate gifts including our chocolate bullets, chocolate guns, chocolate grenades and other chocolate ammo. These unique chocolate gifts make great gifts for dad, gifts for men, gifts for hunters and of course, gifts for gun lovers. Our military chocolate novelty products were created to show our support for our troops who provide such a wonderful service. So if you are looking for great stocking stuffers, Christmas gifts under $10, chocolate novelty gifts or something new for Father's Day gifts check out the great gift ideas in our store.  We have had great fun in creating these unique products. We sincerely hope that you enjoy eating our chocolate ammo and chocolate bullets and using the colorful novelty tins for years to come.

We used the gummi worms in our "His name is Mudd" pudding desserts.  We made the pudding and then took little dessert cups and dished the pudding up, sprinkled crushed Oreos on top, and the put two gummi worms apiece in each dish.  They looked really nice and tasted even better!  Yum!

The whole family really enjoyed these.  I do have to admit that we snacked a little while making the dessert cups. :) My brother also tried stealing one of the tins (he loves sour gummi worms and seriously eats them all the time).  I'm thinking maybe a birthday gift?!?  

These Tins are well worth purchasing,  after you eat all of the gummi worms you can also re-use the tin!  Start thinking Father's Day or any other gift giving time.  I think it would be perfect to use for a recipe box when you are done.

Chocolate Ammo is going to send 1 of my neighbors 
1 Gummi Worms Vintage Collector Tin and 1 Bass Fishing Collector Tin!

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this review.  I did receive product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's email or website.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.