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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Spotted Box

Keurig Giveaway !!

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Out of the Box Sampler Rocks !

Happy New Year !!

Check out this great giveaway !! Click on the picture above to take you there !! Hurry ~ drawing takes place on 1/5

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I joined a TON of networking sites in the past few days ! Through one of them I found another sampler site. I just placed my first order so when my goodies arrive I'll let ya know what I think. At first look (on the website) the bags look amazing ! Oh yeah ~ the website is

I really need to get busy with new listings on Etsy, but I've been glued to my computer checking out all the great sites. Probably joined at least a dozen & once I get a little more familiar with them I'll be posting about the individual sites too. All the sites are filled with warm friendly people (on one site I JUST finished confirming my account & already had 3 people post comments welcoming me to the site !).

Stay tuned..........

Vday giveaway update

Here are a couple pictures of some of the goodies in the Valentines Day Giveaway. This is a large cake box & will be FILLED with goodies !! Comment on the first Valentines Day Giveaway Post for your chance to win !! If you place a link on your blog to my giveaway I'll enter your name a second time. Just let me know that you posted it so I can check it out ! I've been adding items to the "box" today ~ Lip Scrub, Body Spray, Lip Balm, Sugar Scrub & I'll let the rest be a surprise !! The box is almost full already !! Ya don't want to miss out on this one !!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

~ Valentine Give Away ~

Ok, so I've been doing some thinking about what I'll be giving away. Here are a few of the things that will be included: Bath Salts in Amazing Grace scent, Heart shaped Air Freshener & Aroma Beads in Brown Sugar & Fig scent, Valentine container (to put the aroma beads in), Guest soaps (Soap Petals & Mini Hearts ) in White Tea scent, a Bath Glove & A 5X7 Mini Albumn. I'll update as I decide on new things to add to the giveaway (there will have to be a few surprises though!). Pictures coming soon !

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Blogg Candy Giveaway !! Drawing on 1/12/09

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Valentine Give Away !!


I've added this to the Bloggy Carnival list of giveaways !
Ok all ~ I entered at least a dozen Christmas give away contests (BTW ~ I won one !! ~ I'll post pics when Items are received !), so it got me thinking....... I've decided to have a Valentines Day give away of my own !! All ya need to do to enter is post a comment here (please include your email address so I can notify the winner !!) ! It's as simple as that !! I'll have my hubby draw a name from all entries on Feb. 1st & get the items shipped out asap so you get it in time for V~Day ! Wondering what the give away includes ??? Check back soon for details & pictures ! you can see a few pics of SOME of the items in the giveaway here.
(US Shipping Only ~ Unless you know it is ok to ship bath & body products to your country ~ then by all means, please enter !)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Give Away Contest !!

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Update to planned school attack

My mind is reeling at the images from the news of the weapons that were confiscated from this boys home. Automatic rifles ? Where do 17 year old boys get these things ?? Oh & his Myspace quote? He "wants to watch the world burn". Ok, so I know this boy is in custody (100,000.00 bail) but I am still terrified to let my daughter go to school on Monday. Am I over-reacting ?? I really don't think I am. They announced the boys name on the news tonight & my daughter says she's seen him but doesn't know him. My son on the other hand (who I really didn't think about since he goes to a different school) actually KNOWS this boy !! I am bordering on hysterical & cannot even fathom what the parents of Columbine High School students went through. Although I did my share of crying while watching the news of Columbine & of course I felt terrible for all the students, parents & school faculty ~ I now have a new appreciation for what terror actually feels like.....

Out of the Box Sampler December Box Reviews

Ok ~ I got 2 boxes this month (the one I bought & the one I won) so I'll post each box review seperately. If I got the same product in the 2nd box I'll just put "see box 1 review" ~ Here we go.

BOX # 1

1. Out of the Box Sampler ~ Chocolate covered spoon. Yummy ~ I like to use these in my french vanilla coffee.

2. Teton Cocoa Company ~ French Vanilla Hot Cocoa & mini marshmallows. I LOVE hot cocoa on a cold winter day & since the weather here is MISERABLE (snow/sleet/freezing rain) ~ I'm drinking my cocoa as I do my reviews. I made mine with milk instead of water & it's delicious & creamy !!

3. Country Heart Blends ~ Tangy Onion Dip Mix. Dip mixes are another of my favorite things. I'll be mixing this up on Sunday for football !! Chips & dip anyone?

4. Six Peas In A Pod ~ Prim Stocking Ornie. These are adorable but since I got one of these in the November box I'll be using this one as a package tie on for my sister-in-laws Christmas gift (I know she'll love it !!)

5. Angel Made Scents ~ 2- 2oz. Take Out Tarts in Gingerbread & Spiced Eggnog scents. Both smell yummy !!

6. Little Mac's Candles ~ Tea Light Sampler Pack ~ Let me just say "WOW"!! I love the packaging (looks like a tootsie roll can). Contains 6 scented tea lights in the following scents: grandma's kitchen, cranberry, christmas tree, cinnamon stick, hazelnut & christmas cheer. Also includes a magnet & a pack of matches & coupons. I love coupons ~ this had 4 of them : 25% off a 125.00 order, 15% off a 50.00 order, FREE 1/2 dozen tea lights & 10% off an order. The tea lights smell great (hazelnut will get passed along just because I don't like that scent). This one wins my vote for best sample !!

7. LuxSpa ~ Shea Butter Soap in Apple scent. I like the scent & the sample is cute but I wish the ingredients were listed on the sample. I don't like using products that I don't know what's in them. I'm going to try contacting the company for a list of ingredients.

8. Sweet Lollipop Shop ~ The cutest little Rubber Ducky Soap. This is adorable & will be going in my 3 yr. old niece's christmas stocking.

9. Joyful Designs In Soy ~ Mulberry Candle (maybe 1 oz. ?) This is burning as I type (mulberry is one of my favorite scents) & I love it ! Burns clean, no smoke. (no warning label though)

10. Karen's Country Candles ~ Candy Corn Tart. Nice light sweet scent.

11. Mookie Doodle ~ Sweet Orange & Chili Pepper Tart. OMG ~ this scent is amazing, definitely a new favorite !! PLUS 10% off 1st order ~ did I mention that I love discounts ?

12. Magic Moon Soap Wurks ~ Raspberry Patchouli goats milk soap. Smells awesome, but again no ingredients listed so I'll contact this company too . I really love this scent & I don't usually like anything with patchouli in it.

13. Natural Goodies ~ Chocolate Dipped Candy Cane Soap ~ smells yummy (I love minty scents)& who doesn't love chocolate ??? Soap is pretty too !

14. Green Tangerine ~ 2 oz. Bartlett Pear Lotion. This has a nice light pear scent (not overpowering). I'll definitely be keeping this one for myself (unless my daughter already snatched it since she loved it too).

15. Soy By Jen ~ Gingerbread Tart. I used to think I didn't like gingerbread scent but I guess I just wasn't buying the right one because I love this!!

16. Tishomingo Candle & Soap Co. ~ Orange Peel & Cinnamon Candle. Ohhhhh this smells divine !! Another new favorite (can you tell yet that I'm a scent junkie ?).

17. m-d candles ~ Christmas Eve scented Candle in a cute penguin tin pail. I really like this one (the candle is a little banged up where the handle of the pail is inside but otherwise this is a keeper).

18. Lorains Touch ~ Orchid scented candle in a tin. Smells amazing !! (no warning label though)

19. The Pig and the Peacock ~ Lucious Lavender & Vanilla Soap with lavender buds. Lavender & do not agree so I'll pass this on to my mother-in-law but the soap is a pretty lavender color & looks great with the buds in it. (no ingredientd listed)

20. Willow Lake Scents ~ (Hey, that's me ~ lol.) Ok ~ so I'm not going to review my own sample but I will say that these little prim candy canes are scattered all over my house !!

Box # 1 ~ Another amazing box !! My only complaint is the lack of ingredients listed.

Ok ~ onto the next one

BOX # 2

1. Teton Cocoa Company ~ Chocolate Hazelnut Hot Cocoa & mini marshmallows. I'll give this one to my mother-in-law because she likes Hazelnut. (I LOVED my sample from box 1 though!!)
2. Out of the Box Sampler ~ See box 1 Review
3. SBS Teas ~ I really LOVE this company !! Chocolate Mint Truffle Cocoa, Home For The Holidays Black Tea, China Tea Shoppe Soap & Peppermint candies PLUS 15% discount on a future order (in case I didn't mention ~I Love discounts ~ lol). My only suggestion here would be to not pkg. the soap with the cocoa & tea samples ~ food & soap don't go well together & my cocoa sample tasted slightly of soap. (I got amples from this company in last months box too with no soap taste in the cocoa & it was delicious !)
4. Vintage Chenille ~ This is really cute but I'm not quite sure what it is. A sachet maybe? It smells like lavender, so again I'll pass it on to my mother-in-law.
5. Joyful Designs In Soy ~ Lovespell candle ~ See box 1 review. (PS ~ I love Lovespell scent)
6. Body Luxe ~ Holiday Essence Old Fashioned Bar Soap. Very pretty soap & smells great too !! PLUS 15% off 1st order. (no discount comments this time) (no ingredients listed).
7. Magick Moon Soap Wurks ~ Spiced Pomegranate Soap. Smells Divine !! (no ingredients listed)
8. Karen's Country Candles ~ Pumpkin Pie scented Putks Pods. Mmmmmmmmmm ~ I love fixins !!
9. LuxSpa ~ Red Hot Cinnamon Tart in a cute little rocking horse shape. I love cinnamon !!
10. Maine Naturally ~ This is a cute little Christmas Tree but I'm not sure whether it's a soap or a tart. No scent listed either but it smells GREAT !!
11. The Hen House Shop ~ Baked Apple Votive PLUS buy 6 candles get 7th free !! Candle smells teriffic & I really love Free things !!
12. Little Mac's Candles ~ See box # 1 Review ~ Again A+++
13. The Pig and the Peacock ~ Calming Cucumber Melon Soap with Oatmeal. Smells good & is very pretty (no ingredients).
14. Tishomingo Candle & Soap Co. ~ See box # 1 review. I MIGHT be nice & give this to my sister-in-law ( I really like this scent).
15. Park Avenue Creations ~ Gingerbread goats milk soap (heart shape) & Nile Queen scented lotion. Both smell teriffic !! PLUS 20% off discount !! All in a pretty red organza bag.
16. Mattie Reid Chicago ~ Very Pretty earrings that my daughter is going to LOVE !! PLUS 15% off discount.
17. Unicorn Kids Studios ~ Another very pretty pair of earrings that my daughter will love !! PLUS FREE SHIPPING on 1st order !!
18. Bath Artisan Soaps ~ Almond solid body butter & Oatmeal Milk and Honey Soap PLUS 10% discount on next purchase. 5 Stars on this one ~ love the packaging !!
19. m-d candles ~ Mistletoe candle in penguin pail ~ See box #1 Review
20. Willow Lake Scents ~ See box # 1 Review.
Wow ~ that was alot of typing !! My typing class from high school has finally paid off !
These boxes were AMAZING !! I got alot of great products to use myself & lots of goodies for stocking stuffers for family that I know they are gonna LOVE !!

Planned School Attack


As I was watching the news this morning for school delays & closings ~ the top story was about my daughter's high school. My jaw dropped & tears filled my eyes as I thought to myself ~ Not in our small town. Pictures of Columbine High School flashed through my head. State police arrested a 17 year old boy from my daughters school yesterday for planning an attack on the high school. When they searched his home ~ they found numerous weapons & such. This kid must have talked ~ maybe he was proud of what he was about to do, I don't know ~ but THANK GOD ~ some students reported his plan to school officials, so instead of watching the news & seeing my daughters school under attack & wondering if my beautiful "little" girl was dead or alive ~ I am thanking God & hugging my daughter this morning. Now I'm sitting & waiting for the press conference that the school is going to hold "sometime today" ~ I want to know what the school plans to do so I know that my daughter will be coming home to me every day after school. School is closed for today because of the weather ~ but how do I let her walk out the door on Monday morning ?????

Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Out of the Box Sampler ~ December

WooHoo ~ I won a free December sampler box for the blog contest. Of course I already ordered one, so that just means that I may be able to share a few of my goodies this time around. I usually have good intentions to do just that, but when my box arives I can't seem to part with anything !!