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Friday, December 5, 2008

NInebird Holiday Greeting Card Giveaway

Memories are the most important gifts we can share with families and friends and we shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality and style on a tight budget.

Ninebird Publishing is excited to offer consumers a beautiful collection
of stylish and one-of-a-kind photo greeting cards, memory albums and more at an affordable price. Click here to view their great products! Currently available at Sam’s Club Online Photo Center and CVS pharmacies , Ninebird brings a fresh, new approach to capturing, creating and sharing your favorite memories this holiday season. Your images tell a story, and their line of Premium Photo Art Templates lets your memories shine, while adding an artistic touch—enhancing each and every photo!

Handcrafted by true artisans, their distinctive designs will delight and surprise you. You’ll discover the perfect art for every personality and style.

Giveaway: 30 personalized greeting cards from Ninebird! This one ends soon and you’ll want to get in soon to have your holiday cards ready in time!! Click here to choose the holiday style of your choice and post it in your comments. I will contact the winner for photo and greeting information. Ends December 10, 2008. Please be sure to include your email address so I can contact you.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Gourmet Gifts Galore

Plan and host your holiday parties with ease. These products will make a great impression on your guests and also make lovely hostess gifts!

Mrs. Prindable’s, the people behind Affy Tapple and the creator of the original gourmet caramel apple, turn ordinary apples into works of edible art. What makes these apples so different? The jumbo creation measures up at 1.5 pounds, 4.5 inches tall and serves 8 to 10 people. Not only is the product available online, but during the holidays, consumers can find them in the following retailers: Saks, Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus. Holiday-specific items will be featured on the Web site starting later this month. How about them apples? Take a look around ... www.mrsprindables.com

Numi Organic Tea. Numi, LLC, is a leader in the natural & specialty tea category. Brother and sister founders Ahmed and Reem Rahim founded the company in 1999, which is known for premium full leaf teas, herbal teasans and an innovative line of Flowering Teas. Numi’s whole leaf teas are never treated with artificial flavors, colorings or oils common to the market resulting in a pure clean taste. Numi is committed to global consciousness and sustainability in its packaging and business practices. Numi Organic Tea is available in natural & specialty grocery stores across the U.S. View Numi here!

Homemade Gourmet. For those with time to plan out a weekly menu, but not a lot of time to prepare each meal, Homemade Gourmet’s "4 meals in 4 minutes™" collection is the solution. Cooks learn to prepare meals and are given the basic ingredients to prepare dishes such as; Sunday Roast Chicken, Garlic Lemon Chicken, Garlic Basil Chicken, or Southwest Chicken. Other meats or vegetables can be substituted for the chicken as well. Fifty-six different entrees can be prepared from the mixes and recipes featured in this particular collection, each in just four minutes. These pre-prepared meals can be kept in the freezer providing choices for dinner instead of last minute decisions Not only does Homemade Gourmet help bring the family back to the table, but the meals also help balance a budget. With Americans experiencing rising costs for daily living, family budgets are being scrutinized, including food choices. Twenty to forty dollar takeout, fast food and restaurant meals are becoming less viable alternatives to the home-cooked meal. The products offered on www.homemadegourmet.com enable busy families to create a multitude of nutritious meals in the comfort of their own homes.

Experience Chocolate. Chocolate is a favorite for the holidays, and what better gift than gourmet chocolates from around the world? Boston based Experience: Chocolate, LLC has created boxed "Tasting Experiences™" using a variety of gourmet chocolate tasting squares. Our Chocolate "Tasting Experiences™" are perfect for a chocolate-themed holiday party and make great gifts for chocoholics! The collections consider the origin of the cocoa beans, cocoa content and manufacturing process and are designed to satisfy the desire of an experienced gourmet or pique the interest of a casual taster. One such box, "Chocolate for the Vine™," comes with suggestions for pairing each chocolate with wine. Following are gift ideas for chocolate lovers from Experience: Chocolate, LLC:

"Tasting Experiences" Chocolate Connoisseur Collections - With names like "Sweet Serenity™," "Pure Rapture™" and "Euphoric Indulgence™"—you know these gourmet chocolate collections will deliver the ultimate chocolate tasting experience. Chocolate tasting squares are selected based on the origin of the cocoa beans, cocoa content and manufacturing process to provide exceptional tasting experiences. Each box includes a guide on how to host your own chocolate tasting. Choose a gift from among these collections www.experiencechocolate.com

Chocolate for the Vine™ – Our tasters' pairing guide will help you marry these fine chocolates with your favorite wine.

Sweet Serenity™ – Milk chocolate from around the world with a focus on taste and smoothness.

Pure Rapture™ – Varietal, single-origin or estate-grown chocolate from the world's foremost growing regions.

Euphoric Indulgence™ – Featuring some of the world's best semi-sweet and bittersweet dark chocolate bars.

Gift Basket -- Why give the same old fruit and nut arrangement? Say it with Chocolate! Now you can give someone the gift of an exceptional chocolate experience with all the goodies in our Gift Basket. Our baskets include your choice of our Sweet Serenity™ milk chocolate Tasting Experience™ box, Euphoric Indulgence™ dark chocolate Tasting Experience™ box, or Chocolate for the Vine™ Tasting Experience™ box, plus chocolate covered cocoa nibs, Mexican drinking chocolate, and other goodies.

The prices for the chocolate collections start at $24.99 and vary according to the collection. The gift basket is on sale for $49.95. Prices of specific collections can be found here!

Il Buco Restaurant is known for its authentic Mediterranean cuisine celebrating the natural power of prime ingredients used with love, simplicity and honesty. Founders Donna Lennard and Alberto Avalle have worked closely with artisan producers in Avalle's native Italy to bring you il Buco Alimentare, based upon the three fundamental ingredients of the Mediterranean kitchen, the three conservants that enabled the Italian culture to flourish through the ages. View their site here!

Tastefully Simple is simple and tasty! From main dishes to desserts, they offer a wide variety of gourmet foods and gifts for every day and every occasion. Best of all, their products can be enjoyed right out of the package or prepared within minutes! They offer a wide selection of convenient, easy-to-prepare gourmet foods designed to help people spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the rest of their lives. Products are sold by independent Tastefully Simple consultants primarily at home taste-testing parties nationwide. Click here to view their site.

Swiss Colony has been delighting moms all across the country with delicious food gifts by mail for more than 80 years. And who doesn’t like to get food in the mail during the holidays? The Swiss Colony recently announced its new 2008 holiday product lineup. Not only does The Swiss Colony have some playfully delicious Christmas gift selections, they also have a fabulous line of Thanksgiving treats. We had the pleasure of trying the Turkey Truffles and they were excellent! Our guests could not stop complimenting on them! Wow your holiday guests! Check it out here!

Introducing Katherine Anne Confections:

Katherine has been making decadent confections ever since her childhood on a Wisconsin farm. Her mother taught her how to use fresh cream from the family’s Jersey cows to create batches of old-fashioned caramels. During the holidays, her father sold “Katharine’s Karamels” at work for 25 cents each. Over the years her passion for creating artisanal confections grew, and she perfected three classic caramel flavors and six exquisite truffle varieties.

Quality and sustainability are important. These handmade confections are made using

only the finest ingredients, such as Guittard chocolate, heavy cream, and locally produced wildflower honey. Their distinctive round boxes are hand-crafted for us by artisans who use a long grass instead of tree products, creating a paper that is not only beautiful but sustainable as well.

Katherine Anne Confections can be found in Whole Foods throughout Chicago; Pastoral Artisan; Lush Wines and Spirits; Eno Wine; and various independent coffee shops. Through katherine-anne.com, clients may place retail orders for corporate gifts, weddings, and chocolate tastings. Custom packaging is available for bridal favors.

Children's Art Project: Gifts that Give Back

You’ll find some of the most adorable gift ideas through Children’s Art Project. Children’s Art Project (CAP) at the world-renowned M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, is a heartwarming go-to source for holiday gifts that give back.

For 35 years, CAP has brought the imaginations of M. D. Anderson’s pediatric cancer patients to life in a wide selection of quality products and seasonal gift items inspired by their whimsical artwork. From Christmas ornaments and items for the home to holiday cards and gifts for friends and family – CAP is one-stop shopping destination for many of your readers’ holiday needs.

All proceeds from CAP sales are invested directly back into pediatric patient programs at M. D. Anderson – adding zest, normalcy and promise to young lives interrupted by cancer. In fact, CAP has returned over $23 million to such programs since 1973. Items range from $5 to $100 and can be purchased at retail outlets throughout the country, online (www.childrensart.org) and through mail order catalog.

Festive decor for the home, serving dishes, napkins, etc for holiday parties, gifts for little divas in training, and an exclusive line of timeless favorites from Christopher Radko. Check it all out here!

Stay Hydrated with Swiggies

Swiggies makes a great stocking stuffer for the outdoor enthusiast, exercise buff, kids, and really anybody! Best of all, Swiggies gives back by generously donating time and product to various causes!

Swiggies is the new Water Bottle for the 21st Century. As many know Hyperthermia is one of the most common serious problems faced by exercisers. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends drinking 8 to 10 ounces of water before a workout, 8 ounces during a workout, and up to 16 ounces after a workout. Swiggies was developed for runners, but can also be used by bikers, skaters, walkers, aerobics, etc.

Each cleverly designed Swiggies holds 5.5 ounces of water or sports drink. It is strapped onto the wrist and has a pull top. It eliminates the need to carry water bottles, which can be cumbersome to carry and break your stride when you have to stop to take a drink. You just fill them up with cold water and go!! Both Swiggies supply you with the necessary 11 ounces of liquid to complete your workout without the risk of dehydration.

Each Swiggies weighs a half pound, which is the perfect amount for running without putting stress on your joints. When they are filled with cold water Swiggies cools your wrists and keeps you from overheating. Swiggies makes a unique gift for any fitness minded person.

Swiggies is patented and has a suggested retail price of $12.95 a set + $5.50 shipping. Click here to order Swiggies!

Mabel's Labels

Mabel’s Labels has personalized gifts for every mom, dad, and child. They offer Mama Cards, an effortless way of sharing personal contact information in a fun and fashionable manner. They also offer clothing labels, household labels, stationery products, and kid safety products.

About Mabel’s Labels: We are moms who were frustrated by the amount of stuff that left our houses, never to return. After lots of research and testing we created the perfect fun, durable labels for the stuff kids lose!

Our sticky labels and clothing labels, which are dishwasher, microwave and laundry safe, are not only practical, but also designed to be very special to each child. The labels are customized with a child’s name, favourite mix of colours and an icon (animal, symbol, etc.). We have also expanded our product line to include personalized stationery products, ID wristbands and household labels.

We strive to continuously design innovative labels for babies, kids and grown-ups alike. You’ll be amazed at what you can label!

Click here for more information.

Personalized Gift for Travelers

My Charmed Life recently introduced luggage charms, which are fashionable, functional and travel-tested.

Luggage charms are a unique, personalized way to identify which tote, backpack, suitcase, diaper bag, stroller, golf bag, or any other portable is yours. The front has a fun, colorful design. On the back, simply use a permanent marker to complete your contact information. Each charm measures approximately 4 1/4" x 2 1/2".

At only $6, luggage charms would make great stocking stuffers. You can also use luggage charms as personalized gift tags.

Click here to visit My Charmed Life Boutique for this and other great gift ideas!

Perfect Gift for Travelers

mysmartpac is essential personal care
products for people on-the-go, in a convenient, carry-on approved, travel size pack. At less than $10, they make the perfect gift or stocking stuffer! mysmartpac is great for business trips, in the office, after workouts, at airports, in-flight, and for overnight stays. All products contained in each kit are carry-on approved, disposable, earthly friendly, and good for up to six uses. mysmartpac contains the following products:
face cleanser
body lotion
hair gel
mint mouthwash
zip top bag
anti-aging face cream
All products are made in the USA using the finest ingredients. Click here to purchase online and for a list of retail locations.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Disney Exclusives

Check out all of the magical toys and games that the Disney Store has to offer! These exclusive toys will be available only at Disney Stores nationwide and at www.disneystore.com. They have great gifts for everyone on your list!

Tweens and kids can enjoy the following list of items based on their favorite tween franchises:

  • Camp Rock Electronic Drum Set (SRP $39.50) and Keyboard (SRP $69.50): Create your own rock band with these ready to rock out of the box musical instruments. The drum set features multiple sound effects & five different musical instrument sounds to complete the band. The keyboard with stand features a record & play feature and five different rhythms to rock out with!
  • Hannah Montana Wireless Drumsticks (SRP $39.50): Discover your inner pop star with ready to rock wireless drumsticks. Equipped with volume control and realistic drum effects, all you need is AIR space!
  • Gabriella & Sharpay Wardrobe Dolls (SRP $29.50): Includes doll and 3 additional High School Musical 3 inspired outfits. Fashion dolls also available.
  • Hannah Montana Tour Book: A book-shaped box contains Hannah Montana concert souvenirs—a backstage pass, sunglasses, faux concert tickets, and more (SRP $29.50).
  • Hannah Montana Holiday Stocking: A boot shaped design in Hannah’s signature color—purple (SRP $19.50).
  • Hannah Montana slipper boots (SRP $14.50) and High School Musical slipper socks (SRP $10.50): Keep toes warm on cold nights.


· Little Einsteins Rocket Remote Control (SRP $24.50): Take Rocket on an adventure. Remote control rocket moves forwards & backwards. Features 3 character voices and light up after burners!

  • Little Einsteins Musical Adventure (SRP $14.50): Flip open the panels and explore the world of music. Toy plays 20 unique melodies.
  • Little Einsteins Rocket Suitcase: Ready for adventure, the stylish red rocket shaped suitcase will take toddlers to grandma’s house and beyond. (Also in Cars and Disney Princess styles.)
  • Handy Manny Tool Set (SRP $14.50), Ages 3+: Kids can play with these PVC tools and pretend they have their own workshop.


· WALL-E and Eve Remote Control Robots (RCs): Full function remote control via Infra Red beam . Wall-E and Eve walk, talk & make facial expression just like in the movie. (SRP $49.50 each)

· Mini Infra Red RCs: WALL-E, Eve, and M-O. Remote controlled robots come complete with an easy to use Infra Red controller that doubles as a base to store your character on. (SRP $19.50 each)

· Infrared Remote Controlled Cars (SRP $49.50) that follow the infra red beam in Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen, Jungle of Fury Power Rangers. Princess style for girls, too.

· Power Rangers Rhino Megazord and Ultimate Megazord playsets ($89.50): Kids can build moving electronic robots that transform into different shapes and styles.


· Disney Princess Interactive Horse & Carriage: Tap the horse with magic wand and it begins to walk pulling the royal carriage.

· Disney Princess Wardrobe Dolls ($29.50): Cinderella, Belle and Sleeping Beauty dolls come with three outfits each for hours of play.

· Tinker Bell Styling Head: Unleash your inner stylist, with Tinker Bell styling head. Complete with hair extensions, a floral halo, charm bracelet, barrettes and sticker sheet.

· Disney Princess Deluxe Castle Set: This three story high castle is fit for a princess. Comes with princesses and accessories.

Disney also offers holiday décor, as well as holiday apparel including parkas and dress up clothes! Check it all out here!

Unique Gift Idea for Babies and Toddlers

Translation Tees make a great personalized gift for babies and toddlers! Capture your child’s cute sayings and mispronunciations with translation tees from Temporary Language. Translation tees,www.temporarylanguage.com allows you to custom create your own tees with your toddler’s own cute saying or mispronounced word.

Being an only child, Haley spoke fairly well at a very young age. She had the stuffed red Teletubby (whatever his name was) when she was 2, that she called “munk”. She thought red teletubby was a monkey! A translation tee with a cute monkey, the word “munk”, and translation: monkey would have been a great way to preserve this memory! Translation tees make creative and unique gifts too!

Translation tees start with an eye catching, bright and bold graphic. Customers select from the large and growing gallery of graphic images online. If you’re unable to find an image you can request that one be custom made for you. After choosing the image, you then include the cute and funny mispronunciation the child has for this word. The proper translation is written below the graphic so the child’s language can be shared with everyone they encounter. Visit www.temporarylanguage.com for more information.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Must-Have Games from GameStop (Giveaway)

As the holiday buzz builds, GameStop, the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer,has the hottest game releases that will bring delight to most gift recipients.

GameStop Offers value for every consumer with a wide selection of new and used games, more than 2,500 video games available for under $20 this holiday, and a unique, one-of-a-kind trade-in program that lets customers bring in old games and get credit towards new games, which, in a less than enthusiastic economy, is an important differentiator.

GameStop is committed to their customers! GameStop created the “Respect the Ratings” program in partnership with the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) to provide tips and tools to help educate adults and families on gaming and give players all of the information they need to make the right choices.

All can be found at GameStop stores nationwide and at GameStop.com.

For additional information about the great game offerings this holiday season or to learn more about gaming, visit your local GameStop store or www.GameStop.com.

Brain Age2
Inspired by the work of prominent Japanese neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, the Brain Age games feature activities designed to help stimulate your brain and give it the workout it needs like solving simple math problems, counting currency, drawing pictures on the Nintendo DS touch screen, and unscrambling letters. Best of all, you don't have to know how to play the original Brain Age to enjoy Brain Age 2. You can start training with either title!
  • New Activities! The title is a series of minigames designed to give your brain a workout. The 17 new, engaging activities are all designed to help work your brain and increase blood flow to the prefrontal cortex. Whether you're playing simple songs on a piano keyboard or monitoring the photo finish of a footrace, you'll love your new mental workout!
  • Keep training! When you start a new game, you will take a series of tests and get a score that shows how old your brain is. This number is called your "Brain Age". With daily training over weeks and months, you can improve your mental acuity and lower your Brain Age. Progress is charted in graph form.
  • Expanded multiplayer! you can keep up to four save files on one game card. Share a game allows you to compete in a picture-drawing quiz or an acrostic challenge with family and friends. You can also use DS Download Play to send a demo to friends or compete with up to 16 players in one of four fun modes.
Crosswords, Anagrams, and Word Search... Play three of the all-time most popular word games on the go. With the touch-screen controls!


  • Pick up and play the most popular word games! Over 1,000 crossword puzzles, anagrams and word-search puzzles now fit into your pocket! With several levels of increasingly challenging puzzles, Crosswords DS offers non-stop gaming for people on the go.
  • Stylus Control! Use the DS stylus to touch the puzzle screen and fill in letters in Crosswords, slide your word tile in Anagrams, and locate hidden words in Word Search. Easy controls make it the perfect fit for portable puzzling.
  • Puzzles for everyone! Whether you're a crosswords beginner or seasoned expert, this game is for you, as there are tons of puzzles for all skill levels.
Giveaway: I have Crosswords for Nintendo DS to giveaway to one lucky winner! Post a comment telling me who you'd like to win this for. Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you. Ends December 31, 2008.

Voice Lessons To Go Makes a Fun and Unique Gift

My daughter’s best friend and her mother have been trying Voice Lessons To Go and they have been so pleased with it! For them it’s been a better alternative to voice lessons and they can do it anytime, anywhere that’s convenient for them!

Until now, private voice training has been expensive, and not everyone has access to quality vocal teachers in their communities. Now Ariella Vaccarino, an opera singer and experienced teacher based in Los Angeles has changed that. She is the creator of Voice Lessons To Go, an innovative website and line of fun, flexible vocal training products designed to put quality singing within reach for the masses. “Singing brings joy to people’s lives and gives confidence,” Ariella believes. “There may be no better gift than that to give this season.”

You can pick up her four-volume Voice Lessons To Go CD box set for $59.99, or if you’ve got a long gift list and you’re watching your spending, you can give just one CD from the series for $19.99 (then follow up with the others on future holidays and birthdays and other special occasions).

Developed from her own deep experience, Ariella’s CDs promote healthy, comfortable, natural singing which the person who unwraps your gift will appreciate. “Singing should be an extension of speech,” she explains. “I teach my students to produce full sound, using the strengths of their own bodies, with nothing pushed, nothing painful, and no mimicking.”

Perhaps you have children who are aspiring singers in your life looking for a more individualized experience than can be achieved through the CD lessons alone? How about the gift of a vocal assessment performed by a professional vocalist with 15 years of voice teaching experience?

The lucky recipient of your gift can submit her voice and questions via the Internet and receive a vocal assessment of varying complexity depending upon your budget: For $9.99 (the price of a stocking stuffer), she can submit one minute of her voice, and Ariella will share her first impression. Looking for deeper feedback? Spend $39.99 enabling her to send along 3 songs and 7 questions and Ariella will give her full assessment and recommend song choices and exercises for her unique voice—all guaranteed within one week.

The range of products and pricing in the Voice Lessons To Go line makes becoming a better singer a fun, affordable reality for everyone this holiday season. Anywhere, anytime voice lessons make the perfect gift for Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanzaa.

Click here to purchase!

The Wee Hairy Beasties are Fun and Funky!

Now Chicago’s motley kiddie band crew come to your house with a covered hot dish of brand new songs for the holidays. On Holidays Gone Crazy (released November 4, 2008), you’ll find familiar, scary fun on Halloween with "Wee Scary Beasties" and "Pumpkinhead", and you’ll even meet some far out holidays that may only exist in Beastieland, like "Dinosaur Christmas". So roll back the rug, put the crispy onions on the green bean casserole, and set up the kids’ table in the basement—let’s go!
Wee Hairy Beasties stews up a diverse bunch of new tales: creepy lullabies, nighttime stories about lonely vampires, and sunny day action tunes about playing in the sand. There’s an ode to everyone’s ever-present pal, your shadow, a cautionary tale about what lies deep in your belly button (!), and a super-rocking punk jumper about a veggie-patch dweller named Pumpkinhead! Check out the Wee Hairy Beasties’ PSA’s too: did you know that ice cream for breakfast is GOOD FOR YOU? Wee Hairy Beasties will set you straight!
There are songs with Shangri-Las finger-popping flavor, fresh seat-of-the-pants harmonies, a musical nod to Slade (yes, Slade!) and some very special guests: actual kids singing along in wide-open ,b-i-n-g-o style! And, as always, Devil in a Woodpile’s bright and bouncy instrumentation—washboard, slide guitar, thumping upright bass, clarinet and harmonica—percolates like the best Harman-Ising cartoon bug band that ever was.
Holidays Gone Crazy is a rollicking good time for big and little folks alike—folks who know that spiders are cool, that the dark can be fun, and that dinosaurs love Santa Claus just as much as the next guy. Once again, Wee Hairy Beasties bring you songs that give kids (and their parents) credit for having a brain and knowing how to wield it! (Though to be fair, this record is also very good for forgetting about your brain and just dancing around in your underwear!) This album proves that there’s a fun holiday for every time of year! Click here for more information! Wee Hairy Beasties are available for purchase at Amazon.com.

Disney by Washburn Hannah Montana Electic Guitar Giveaway

Disney by Washburn Hannah Montana Electric Guitar

Every little girl would LOVE to have one of these under the tree this year for Christmas! This is a great beginners guitar made by Washburn, a very reputable guitar maker!

Three quarter guitar for smaller hands. Rosewood fingerboard. Single coil pick up with second lipstick pickup. Hannah Montana themed graphics. 3-way tone switch.Child-sized; Limited-Issue Licensed Hannah Montana/Disney Product. Cord is included, amp. sold separately.

Available for purchase at Best Buy, Toys R Us, and DisneyShopping.com.

Giveaway: I have one Hannah Montana Electric Guitar to giveaway just in time for Christmas! Post a comment telling me who you’d like to win this for. Please be sure to included your email address so I can contact you. Extra entries: (1)follow my blog, (2) subscribe to my feed, (3) tweet this giveaway post, (4) post this giveaway on your blog and send me the link. 5 chances total per person. Hurry, this one ends December 20, 2008!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Il Divo’s Back and Hotter Than Ever! (Giveaway)

Il Divo’s new releases The Promise and The Christmas Collection brings beautiful song and harmony so filled with emotion it moved me to tears. I love and appreciate all types of music; it’s therapeutic and uplifting! I could listen to music all day, especially these two releases from Il Divo! These guys are hot and their music will give you the “warm and fuzzies:!

Il Divo are back: refreshed, reinvigorated, and ready to remind the world just what we’ve been missing. The original and most popular operatic quartet return with their richest, most dynamic and diverse album, The Promise.

Something crucial happened to Il Divo in the process of making The Promise. Four singers from different countries and different musical disciplines discovered a new unity of purpose. They matured and gained trust in one another to realize that they weren’t individuals but rather a group. They are Il Divo!

Il Divo were initially brought together by pop impresario Simon Cowell in 2004, following an extensive worldwide audition process. The virtuoso blending of operatic technique with romantic and popular song took the world by storm, with sales of over 22 million. Their first three albums, Il Divo, Ancora, and Siempre scored 36 number 1 chart positions across 26 countries but success was hard earned.

The trick of Il Divo has been to make it look easy. The public fell for these four handsome men, singing their hearts out, transforming some of the great songs of the popular canon with outstanding vocal skills. But behind the scenes it involved all consuming dedication and a relentless drive for perfection.

For more information, Il Divo News, and 2009 World Tour dates visit ildivo.com here! To purchase The Promise Deluxe CD/DVD, The Christmas Collection, and other Il Divo albums click here! You can also listen to samples from The Promise by clicking here!

Giveaway: I have The Promise Deluxe CD/DVD AND The Christmas Collection to giveaway to one lucky winner! Post your comment telling me why you’d like to win this. Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you. Ends December 21, 2008.

Become Beauty Giveaway

Become Beauty is sponsoring an awesome giveaway! One winner will win a full size bottle of their fabulous Spray Toner and 10 runners up will win the weekend sampler kit. How awesome! Become beautiful inside and out with the three minute regimen MIRACLE that every mom needs! Three minutes is all it takes!

A bit about Become Beauty:

Professional grade, luxury skin care at an affordable price.

Become products are developed and tested in Australia, the world’s harshest environment, so they know they work under any condition.

An efficient, three-minute regimen that will change your skin forever!

An authentic ground-floor income opportunity.

The term ‘cosmeceutical’ was coined to define a new quality of skin care products or ingredients with proven pharmaceutical performance.

Different than a cosmetic, the scientific promise of a cosmeceutical is prevention and repair at a cellular level.

In become products we utilize only premium cosmeceutical ingredients in our formulations. They are designed to work at the cellular level and have been shown to repair existing damage, as well as to slow down the rate of the skin’s aging: they work inside and out!

About the founder Stephanie White:

For 25 years, Stephanie White has been a top international marketing and branding executive and consultant for the biggest names in fragrance and skin care, including the Estée Lauder Companies, Tommy Hilfiger, Aramis and The Body Shop.

Working in Australia, London, Paris, New York and now Los Angeles, Stephanie’s expertise as a business and brand strategist contributed to the success of numerous people, products, and companies.

After years of success in the beauty industry, Stephanie chose to combine her passion for products and her passion for people into become. She is now realizing her dream of offering a luxury product line that is not only effective and affordable, but also offers an unparalleled business opportunity to women everywhere.

Stephanie is dedicated to helping women everywhere look and feel beautiful, inside and out, and to sharing her life time of business expertise to help them be financially free.

Giveaway: One grand prize winner will get become Spray Toner pictured here and ten runners up will receive the weekend sampler kit shown here! Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you. Ends 12/31/08.

Holiday Decorations from Grandma D's

Have your beautiful holiday wreath delivered right to your door from Grandma D’s! We received our wreath just before Thanksgiving and have received so many compliments on it! They are truly beautiful and they come delivered for free! For five generations, Grandma D’s has been offering excellence in the seeding, growth, care and harvesting of northwest noble and douglas trees to give you the experience that you deserve! You can purchase this as a gift and your package will be shipped to the recipient within the timeframe that you specify with a gift box, a freshness guarantee and a personal message from you. Click here to order one of these beautiful creations!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Heelys: Great Gift for Kids!

Heelys® Inspires Kids to Get Rolling this Holiday Season with New Wheeled Footwear Line

Heelys, Inc., the youth sports lifestyle company and creator of the popular footwear that features a removable wheel in the heel, will dazzle kids and parents with its holiday edition of its popular wheeled footwear line. For Holiday 2008, Heelys is offering three new styles, including a model with glow-in-the-dark features, and three new color combinations of Heelys most popular models to encourage youth physical activity.

Heelys are the ideal gift this holiday season. First, there are no batteries required like most “it” gifts, so kids can get outside and get skating in the blink of an eye. Also, it’s a dual skate and athletic shoe, so it’s like two gifts in one and double the fun! The new holiday line of wheeled footwear is sure to propel kids to new fashion heights with skater inspired, kid-friendly designs and the latest in comfort, technology and style.

Every child wants to be the first with the hottest new gear on Christmas morning and the new “Ninja” model from Heelys is sure to have their cheeks glowing. The “Ninja,Heelys’ first model to offer a Mega wheel in a low-profile skate shoe, is gray/charcoal/black camo and features both a glow-in-the-dark logo and wheel, as well as a graffiti-patterned wheel and a synthetic suede upper. For those looking for more pizzazz and sass, the “Pixi” adds style, aiming for the perfect cross-over shoe. The “Pixie” has a synthetic suede upper with a large “Circle H” logo overlay and contrast embroidery.

Other new wheeled holiday footwear take cues from skating or pop culture designs. “Camo Bones” features a graffiti-style skull and cross-bone graphic design, while “Cherry Blossom” brings back blooms with everyone’s favorite exotic flower for the holidays. For those girls that want that extra bit of sparkle, the “Ivy” has the faux vulcanized midsole with embroidered canvas uppers with rhinestone accents. While if you’re looking for a new twist on an old style, “Sleek” is your shoe featuring a synthetic suede upper with a large “Circle H” logo overlay and contrast embroidery.

Heelys is committed to responsible skating and offers a How-To-Video on the company’s Web site at www.heelys.com. Heelys also encourages parents to review the training materials with their kids to ensure a fun and safe skating experience. In additional to training videos and training materials, Heelys provides a contract posted on the Web site for kids and parents to ensure theypracticegood etiquette while skating.

Guy Gifts: Tailgator Giveaway

The Perfect Holiday Gift for Outdoor Enthusiasts!

Michigan is beautiful during all seasons but summer is especially enjoyable living so close to Lake Michigan! We take our Jeep to Silver Lake Dunes and play for an entire day. Now we’ve found the perfect product that will make our trips more enjoyable! The Tailgator!

One of the biggest frustrations people have when they are outside at outdoor parties, picnics, camping, and tailgating is getting sunburn due to a lack of shade. But thanks to an affordable new product called, “The TailGator Sunshade”, people can now protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays and enjoy spending more time out of doors with family and friends.

The TailGator Sunshade (http://www.tailgatorusa.com) is an affordable and attractive shade canopy that is quickly and easily attached to a car, truck, RV, camper, or boat to create a canopied shade area that is approximately 8' long by 7' wide by 6' 6" high, which easily provides shade for up to four people. The TailGator Sunshade is made from highly durable UV and water repellant nylon. Besides providing protection from the sun, The TailGator Sunshade also provides rain protection.

The TailGator Sunshade's patent pending design uses a magnetic strip to hold it securely to a vehicle’s tailgate or the side of a vehicle. And, The TailGator Sunshade is so light and compact (it only weights 10 lbs) that when it is not being used, it can easily be stowed in the vehicle, AND it’s easy to set up!

The TailGator Sunshade provides a perfect shade canopy as well as rain protection for the following situations:

  • Tailgating events
  • Outdoor sporting events such as your children’s soccer games
  • Camping
  • Picnics
  • Outdoor parties
  • Hanging out at the beach
  • Hunting
  • Ice fishing
  • Rummage Sales
  • Boating and Fishing

At a price of only $119.99 plus shipping, The TailGator Sunshade can fit anyone’s budget and makes a perfect holiday gift that will be enjoyed for many years. The TailGator Sunshade comes with a 90-day 100% money back satisfaction guarantee.

To learn more about The TailGator Sunshade and watch an online video of it being setup, please visit http://www.tailgatorusa.com. You can also order The TailGator Sunshade for $119.99 plus shipping at http://www.tailgatorusa.com.

Giveaway: Post a comment telling me who you'd like to win this for. Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you. Ends December 20, 2008.

Countdown to Christmas: Guy Gifts

Fathead has a gift idea for everyone on your Christmas list! Fathead, makers of life-size wall graphics is a fun and economical way to redo a room without the hassle of painting and wallpapering. They offer Disney Consumer Product line, Superhero line, and sports images of athletes, helmets, and team logos. Not sure what to get? They have gift cards and e-certificates available. Check out their site here to view over 500 images to choose from. They also have instruction videos for installation. 2 for 1 sale going on right now!