Showing posts with label #giveaway

February with it’s cold, dreary winter days always makes me yearn for spring. I know I’m not alone in this need for warmer temperatures to arrive and wipe away the last bit of winter, but we have a few more weeks to wait until spring shows up. Now is the perfect time to start your gardening plans if you haven’t already. I’ve got three books to share with you in the next few weeks that will help with that. Today’s book review and giveaway is all about Spices and how you can grow them no matter where you live.

Grow Your Own Spices at Home!

Grow your own spices book

The Complete Book of Ferns Giveaway

in , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, January 31, 2020

It’s the last Friday of the first month of the year, so let’s celebrate with a giveaway!  I’m ready for whimsical February to arrive and bring along some warmer temperatures. While we wait for garden season, I’ve been reading gardening books and sharing them here with you. Recently, I’ve been learning about Ferns from The Complete Book of Ferns by Mobee Weinstein. I’ve been wanting to add ferns to my outdoor gardens, so being asked if I’d like to review it and host a giveaway was a happy bit of luck.

Outdoor ferns stretch up to the sunlight
from The Complete Book of Ferns 

The excitement for the most wonderful day of the year is building all around my home. We’re busy wrapping gifts, mailing last minute cards and packages, baking more cookies and making memories along the way. This is such a happy time of year! Since this will be my last post before Christmas, I couldn’t think of a better way to say thank you for another great year, than hosting a giveaway for Yippee, a new streaming service for families. More info about the Yippee prize pack below.

Yippee has VeggieTales Christmas!

Yippee has VeggieTales Christmas #ad

Happy Friday Eve everyone! Some of you reading this may know I love hosting giveaways that start on Fridays, but this giveaway is so cool, it simply can’t wait until tomorrow to share. I’m so happy to be working with an ultra-cool brand today, Jord Watches! I’ve had my eye on a few of their watches, so it is with great pleasure I share with you my first Jord watch with you today and tell you about a great giveaway I’m hosting over on Instagram that I’m sure you’ll want to enter so you too can add effortless style to your wardrobe with Jord Watches!

 Add Effortless Style:

Stylish Cassia Jord Watch in Walnut and Vintage Rose #ad

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Smile Health Dental Plans. I received information to facilitate today’s post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. 

I’m smiling while I type this because it’s Friday! Not just any Friday, it’s the Friday that kicks off the long Memorial Day weekend; helps me celebrate another amazing year on this planet and kicks off summer around here! There are so many good reasons to smile today! Another reason I’m smiling is I’ve partnered with Smile Health Dental Plans to share their eight tips to save your smile and your life. Plus, because it’s Friday and I want you to smile too, I’m hosting a giveaway for a Your Smile Health = Your Body Health Care Kit below.

Your Smile Health = Your Body Health Care Kit #giveaway #ad

By Tera Kinsman

Hi, everyone! It’s YA book review time again. I’m reviewing Dark Before Dawn, the third and final book in Monica McGurk’s Archangel Prophecies series. (To read my reviews of the first two books in the series, Dark Hope and Dark Rising, click here and here.) As a thank-you, I received compensation and a free copy of the book, but all opinions are my own. And, cue book-lover squeal, there’s a giveaway for a copy of the book, thanks to the lovely author, Monica McGurk.

Dark Before Dawn book by Monica McGurk

Summary from Publisher:

It’s darkest before the dawn…and that can be very dark indeed.

Twelve years have passed since Hope Carmichael helped fulfill the ancient prophecy that permitted the Fallen Angels to return, forgiven, to Heaven. Now a lawyer at twenty-eight, Hope ‒ along with a resurrected Michael, the archangel who loves her ‒ has been presented with a choice: one that could either result in Hope never seeing her family again, or the world losing its greatest angelic protector. At the same time, Hope’s young sister Aurora struggles to help a school friend resolve her dark personal issues while being observed by a sinister adversary from Hope’s past, working on a plan for revenge that may soon plunge the entire Carmichael family into tragedy.

The culmination of the saga, which began in Dark Hope and continued in Dark Rising, Dark Before Dawn returns to the world of the Archangel Prophecies, telling one final story of adventure, moral urgency, and the ultimate choice Hope and Michael must make between the human and the divine.

My thoughts:

Reading outside

Dark Before Dawn takes the reader twelve years ahead of the loss and sacrifice of Dark Rising, from Hope’s teenage years to her adulthood.  Years of healing and progress have left the Carmichael family safe and happy. Mona, Hope’s mother, her younger sister Aurora, and their family friend and protector, Arthur, live a content life in a quiet Atlanta community. Hope is a successful lawyer and has a long, loving relationship with Michael. But there is a tension lingering in their every interaction ‒ Heaven has offered Hope a life-altering choice ‒ one she’s running out of time to make. And something is waiting in the shadows for the Carmichaels and those they care about, waiting to strike.  Hope and Michael may have won important battles, but they soon learn that the war is far from over.

As I was reading Dark Before Dawn, I was struck by the complexity woven into the story. Every character, even angels, and each relationship, is shown as complex and flawed, while still being appreciated. For me, it was fascinating to see just how human the divine can be. The series also asks important questions about redemption ‒ can there be true forgiveness for those who don’t want it, don’t deserve it? And, very importantly, this final installment of The Archangel Prophecies goes deeper than ever into the world of domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST), showing the disturbing reality of what victims of this “industry” go through every day.

While this book dealt with some very serious issues and had moments of tragedy that were difficult to read, its slightly bittersweet ending was a satisfying close to the series, and hopefully opened eyes to the reality of modern-day slavery in the United States and around the world.

To learn more about human trafficking and what we can do, go to

Ready for a new addition to your bookshelf? Enter to win a copy of Dark Before Dawn below!

Dark Before Dawn book giveaway

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Comments! In nearly every book or series I read, there’s at least one character that stands out from the rest. For me, my TAP favorite is Tabby, Hope’s loyal, loving, and hilarious best friend. What is a recently-read character that you love…or love to hate? Fangirl with me in the comments below! And, follow me on Instagram for more books and an abundance of pictures of the sky. 

Family Fun Magazine Subscription Giveaway

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Thursday, May 15, 2014

With summertime almost here and the kids getting out of school next week, this giveaway sponsored by Purex and Family Fun Magazine comes right on time for me and I'm betting you are going to love it too. As a Purex Insider, I will have a chance to win a gift card for sharing this, however all opinions are my own.


About the Giveaway:

Ready, set, GO! Summer is right around the corner and what a great way to prepare for all that summer fun than with a subscription to Family Fun Magazine! Enjoy all things fun with a magazine that celebrates families, cooking, vacations, parties, crafts and more.

Fifteen thousand (15,000) grand prize winners will receive a FREE subscription to Family Fun Magazine. Enter to win a subscription for your family to enjoy!

Entering is easy peasy- just use this link and please share it with any family or friends you think would like to win as well. Giveaway ends on May 30 2014 at 3pm PST. 

 Enter Now and Good luck!

Share in comments: What section would you read first if you won this subscription?

  1. Families
  2. Cooking
  3. Vacations
  4. Parties
  5. Crafts

I'd pick crafts!

I don't know about you, but I am thrilled that we've finally turned the calendar to May! There are so many reasons I love May. The weather is perfect, there is something pretty in bloom in every yard and around every bend in the road.
There's plenty of celebrations too. From Mother's Day to school graduation ceremonies, there are many reasons to look your best all the way down to your feet. That's why I am happy to be part of a great group of bloggers hosting this giveaway.

comfortable footwear

Sole Provisions is all about comfortable footwear. While they offer thousands of products including footwear from some of the world’s best comfort brands, and they are adding new items every season. So you have something new to look forward to each "shoe shopping season"! Stop by The review to read Dena's Sole Provisions Review on the Vionic Rosario Sandal.

Make sure your looking your best this Spring with some new AND comfortable shoes from Sole Provisions. With thousands of shoes and 26 brands like Fit Flop, Juil and Vionic, I am sure you will find something you love plus your feet will thank you!

The Giveaway:

200 Gift Card Giveaway
Sponsored By Review Wire Media

One reader will receive $200 Sole Provisions Gift Card. See form for Entry Details. Open to U.S. residents. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 5-19-14.


Review Wire Media and participating bloggers are not responsible for shipment of prize. Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by Review Wire Media.

All entries will be verified. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. The winner will be chosen randomly through Giveaway Tools and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please.


Good luck!

Please share with me in comments: What is your favorite footwear for spring?

Disclosure: I wasn't compensated to share this giveaway with you. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

We are a family of Marvel fans, so we are very excited about the new Spider-man movie coming to theaters on May 2, 2014! One of the things we love about Peter Parker is he always fights the good fight- he is selfless in his actions and deeds.  And it sounds like we will see more of the same in The Amazing Spider-man 2. 

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification."

About The Amazing Spider-man 2:


We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

Here’s a review from MovieGuide:

“Movieguide® gave an award to the first Amazing Spider-man by director Marc Webb, and the second looks quite good as well. Though we haven’t seen the entire film, the clips show a theme of standing up for what is right even in danger,  even though no man is eternal, not even Spider-man. “

I received a family discussion guide that provides excellent family style conversation starters on topics like making good personal choices, living a life that counts, doing for others first and the power of nature. It is inspirational and challenges all to think outside ourselves- much like Peter Parker does.

To learn more about The Amazing Spider-man 2 please visit:

Official website for the 

The Giveaway:

My WAHM Plan

One lucky reader will receive a Spider-man 2 T-shirt, phone case and paper mask as shown above. No purchase necessary to enter. Open to U.S. residents 18+. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment.  Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter form below, where you can read all terms and conditions.

Good luck!

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification."

Happy Friday Eve everybody! I've been a busy lady this week and neglectful to my blog, so to end the week on a high note, how about a giveaway? I've teamed up with PartnersHub and Warner Bros. to give one lucky reader a chance to win a Valentine's/Love inspired movie.

About Warner Bros Valentine's Day:

February is the one month of the year where everyone has love on their minds! It’s can be romantic, it can be love for your children or parents or you could just be a movie lover! Whatever you love, this February Warner Bros. has you covered with some amazing DVDs perfect for the whole family!
If you’re a love lorn poet, there’s the Peanuts Collection! If you want to smother your significant other with kisses we have the Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection, and if you want to solve some madcap mystery, I’ll bet Scooby-Doo is the one for you!

One lucky reader will win one of the following movies (chosen at random by sponsors):
  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition 
  • A Charlie Brown Valentine 
  • Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers 
  • Happiness is... Peanuts: Friends Forever 
  • Elmo Loves You 
  • Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection 
  • Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: For The Love Of Snack

Want to play a game to find out who is your Cartoon Crush? 

Everybody has had a crush at some point in their lives, but do you know who your cartoon crush is? Is it Scooby-Doo? Charlie Brown? or maybe Bugs Bunny?  Find out who you would be romantically perfect with! I took the quiz and I'm like totally jazzed to be matched with Scooby-Doo! (wink) 

Free Printable Valentine:

Are you running a wee bit behind on your Valentine's Cards? Here's a freebie you can download and print.

How about some Yummy Recipes for your love?

The Giveaway:
One lucky reader will one one of the Warner Bros. movies listed above. Entering is easy using Rafflecopter form below. Just take the Cartoon Crush quiz above and tell me your crush in comments! No purchase necessary to enter. Open to United States residents 18+. Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Valentines Day DVD Chosen at Random via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. My WAHM Plan not responsible for prize fulfillment. Additional terms listed on Rafflecopter form.

Good luck and Happy Valentine's Day!

Disclosure: I received no compensation or free product. I just wanted to share this awesome giveaway with my readers as a thank you.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Markerly, however all opinions are my own.

We are just three days away from finishing up the first month of 2014 and if one of your goals for this year is to monetize your blog and increase your blogging income then joining Markerly blogging network may be a perfect solution for you. 

 I know what some of you may be thinking: you’ve joined several blogging networks, spent lots of time filling out their applications and adding your stats in their network only to never hear anything else from them after receiving the initial welcome email. 

Markerly is different.  Unlike those other networks, I was sent opportunities to apply for within the first 48 hours of joining. Yes- within 48 hours!  Markerly really does work with bloggers of all sizes. Finally, I found a network that cares about the quality of my work and my readers engagement, not just my stats. As a matter of fact, they are sponsoring this very post, so if they are happy to work with my up and coming blog, they will have opportunities for you to. Does this sound good to you? Then take a look at some of Markerly’s other features:

About Markerly:

  • Markerly is a full service managed network with 24/7 Blogger support.
  • Markerly gives you heat maps of your entire post so you can see what people were clicking on.
  • Markerly pays bloggers within 48 hours of a post going live.
  • Get free products to review like wine from companies like Last Bottle Wines and Invino or cool ear buds from Jaybird.
  • Markerly's network is open to anybody that has over 10,000 page views a month or an average of 3 comments per post.
  • Markerly is very focused on quality blog posts and bloggers that have engaged audiences.


I’m a member of several Influencer marketing networks and I have never been paid within 48 hours of my post going live. Ever! That is a huge plus for me as a blogger and brand influencer. I want to work with a company that recognizes my efforts and pays me quickly for them.

If you’ve been wanting to add another revenue stream to your blogging efforts, why not consider Influencer Marketing via sponsored posts? It’s a great way for brands to connect with bloggers and their audiences to sell more products and gain awareness. With Markerly you may get to work with brands like Levi's, Super Bowl, TruMoo, eMeals and more.

Because Markerly is unlike other influencer marketing platforms and their blogging network focuses on quality and authenticity you can write sponsored content that still feels true to you, not some cut and paste post that bears no resemblance to your natural writing style.

In my opinion Markerly is one of the best blogging network to find sponsored content opportunities and get paid to work with awesome brands. I invite you to learn more about Markerly and if you like what you see and feel you would be a good match then join Markerly’s blogging network .


Since we are on the topic of money- how would you like to win a $250 American Express Gift Card from Markerly? Just enter using the form below. A winner will be chosen on 2/27/2014!  All terms and details are listed on the entry form too. 

Good luck!

As always, I hope that you have found this post helpful in nature. Even though it is a compensated post, I only share information I feel is relevant and important to my readers. Thank you for being one. Here's to a prosperous new year for all of us!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Disclosure: A special thank you to Gorton’s for sending me free product(s) to try to facilitate this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.

September flew by in a blur of activities and to-do’s here at our house, making family dinner time a challenge. Eating dinner together every night is something we pride ourselves on, but on some nights, I need help getting a quick and wholesome meal on the table. Thank goodness I had some Gorton’s Seafood in the freezer.

Last night I hit the easy button and made Gorton’s crispy fish sticks. They are so crispy and good! My hubby was grabbing them right off the cooking pan! No wonder, doesn’t that look good?

About Gorton’s Seafood:

"Gorton's, America's leading seafood company, has a rich history of innovation that spans over 160 years. We provide consumers with innovative frozen seafood products through better independent and chain grocery stores across the United States and Canada. Our company offers employees the combination of an entrepreneurial environment often found in smaller organizations, along with the expertise of being a sophisticated consumer goods firm with global resources. Gorton's is committed to providing products and services that surpass expectations. The Gorton's brand in the U.S. (and the BlueWater brand in Canada) markets high quality, frozen seafood with innovative product lines such as Grilled FilletsSkillet Crisp and Simply Bake, along with traditional Fish Sticks and Fish Fillets. The Gorton's Fisherman and the "Trust the Gorton's Fisherman" jingle are among the best known brand equities with U.S. consumers."

I can feel good about serving Gorton’s too because they are loaded with Omega 3’s and other good for you nutrients, plus Gorton's Fish is Gluten free. You can learn more about Gorton’s products by visiting their website, where you can download coupons, find great recipes, even enter their Wicked Good Seafood sweepstakes to win a family trip to Boston! You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter

Our Review:

If you haven’t tried Gorton’s Seafood, I encourage you to give them a try! Even the pickiest eaters will LOVE Gorton’s crispy fish sticks. My family sure did and we give them 4 thumbs up! These really are wicked good seafood! Next up, I’m going to make Gorton's Tender Tacos.
Gorton's Tender Tacos

The Giveaway:

Gorton’s is going to give one lucky reader some Wicked Good Gorton’s gear:  three two dollar off coupons, a Gorton’s branded ship wheel keychain an assortment of Gorton’s recipe cards and their beautiful seaside/Gorton’s postcards.
This would make a perfect stocking stuffer.

No purchase is necessary to enter. Read complete terms on Rafflecopter entry form below. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for shipping of prize. Open to United States residents only.

Good luck!

Disclosure: A special thank you to Gorton’s for sending me free product(s) to try to facilitate this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.
Thank you 2000 Flushes for sponsoring this giveaway and the products listed below to facilitate my review and thank me for my time.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Last month I shared a giveaway not to be missed: a V.I.P. trip to the ACM Honors in Nashville, TN. If you haven't had a chance to enter, there is still time. Just go HERE  to read my post about and follow the link to enter. 

Today I want to share another giveaway with you, but first my review of 2000 Flushes Blue plus bleach.

About 2000 Flushes Blue plus Bleach:

Courtesy: 2000Flushes
Kill bacteria and keep your bowl sparkling, sanitary and deodorized with blue toilet bowl cleaner.
2000 Flushes Blue Plus Bleach kills 99.9% of bacteria and continuously cleans so you can easily keep your toilet bowl stain-free and deodorized.

2000 Flushes Blue Plus Bleach uses the combined power of bleach and blue detergents to clean and freshen, keeping your water a sparkling-blue for up to 4 months. 
You can learn more about 2000 Flushes by visiting their website. 

My Review:

I don’t like cleaning toilets, but then again, who does? Anybody… anybody saying I do?
So reading that 2000 Flushes Blue plus bleach helps keep one of the busiest and yucky-est seats in the house clean for up to 4 months was a huge selling point to me. 

2000 Flushes is a 2 pack system, one blue with detergents and deodorizers and one white with bleach. They are easy to use, just plop them in the tank of your freshly scrubbed toilet and flush.

With the very first flush I noticed that this product doesn’t turn my toilet bowl super blue, it’s more of an Aqua color.  Also, the water in the tank doesn’t really stay Aqua in between flushes; you only see the color while you flush which I contribute to the bleach.

Speaking of bleach, don’t worry about your bathroom smelling of bleach with every flush.  2000 Flushes blue plus bleach leaves a light, clean scent in the air that is practically undetectable. I sniffed for the purpose of this review.   Since you can’t really see or smell this product in action, please remember to close the lid so Fido doesn’t drink this water.

So far, I am pleased with this product would recommend it. The toilet bowl is still clean after a week and a half of use. Only time will tell if it really lasts for 4 months, but I’m betting it does. If I find it stops working before then, I will update my review.

The Giveaway:


Do you want to give 2000 Flushes blue plus bleach a try? Enter to win one box of 2000 Flushes Blue with Bleach and a $25.00 Wal-mart Gift Card by using the Rafflecopter entry form below. Giveaway open to United States residents 18+ years or older. Valid email address required. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for shipping of prize.

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Good Luck!

Disclosure: Thank you 2000 Flushes for sponsoring this giveaway and the products listed below to facilitate my review and thank me for my time.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for shipping of prize.
Thank you General Mills for offering this opportunity through My Blog Spark and for supplying the prizes listed below to facilitate this review & giveaway. My WAHM Plan did receive free product(s) in exchange for my honest review. My WAHM Plan isn’t responsible for shipping of prizes.

June is in our rear view mirror and it’s time to welcome in July! If your family is anything like ours (and I’m betting it is), you have several outdoor BBQ’s, picnics and celebrations to host and attend, starting with a biggie: 4th of July!

Make your life a little easier by whipping up one of Suddenly Salad’s yummy Pasta Salads. 

Suddenly Salad

My Mom used to make the Classic Pasta salad, which is still one of my favorites, but recently I made their Bacon & Ranch salad. It was a hit with my family members who love Ranch on anything. 

Bacon Ranch

Suddenly Salad
Bacon & Ranch Pasta Salad

Suddenly Salad has several varieties to choose from. 


The great thing about these pasta salads is they are so easy to work with. Going from side dish to main dish easily. You can add extra veggies or meat to any one of the Suddenly Salads to truly make it your own. There are several yummy recipes available at the Suddenly Salad website for even more options. You can also learn more about them by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

The Giveaway:
gift set
Your gift pack will contain:
One pack of Suddenly Salad- Classic
One pack of Suddenly Salad- Bacon & Ranch
One Cooler with Blanket
Retail value: $ 56

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US residents 18 +. Ends July 15, 2013.
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Good luck!

And from our home to yours: We wish you a happy and safe fourth of July! 

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are 100% my own. My participation is voluntary. I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.  My WAHM Plan is not responsible for shipping of prize.