Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Sister's Getting Married!

I'm so excited for my sister! She has set the date - 10.10.2010! Neat, don't ya think?
Jessica (my sister) and Brent (her fiance) actually met on MySpace. (Ohhhhhhh. I said it.) That's right - they met online. People assume that meeting online is terrible, but it isn't. In this case, meeting online became love.
I really like Brent; he treats my sister the way that I know she deserves to be treated. She's my big sister and best friend and I couldn't be more happy for her!
She doesn't know - but I'm going to try to review products that will help with her wedding decorations and such. She's having a fall themed wedding - any ideas?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Saturday 9: #11

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Should I Stay or Should I Go

1. Have you ever been on a date and you had to tell the person to just go away?
Not whenever I was on a date, no. But whenever I was dating this guy, I had to tell him to go away because he was way too clingy.

2. Do you wish you were someplace else right now? If yes, where?
Not really - I'm comfortably laying in my bed next to the love of my life.

3. Do you have any pet peeves?
Only about 745,865,900 of them. :)

4. Tell us about a guilty pleasure of yours.
Beef Jerky. Honest. I can eat it all day, everyday. I go through a big bag of it in a matter of minutes.

5. If you could change places and become a celebrity, who would you'd like to be?
I don't think I would. I'm happy with life. But if need be - I'd choose Taylor Swift; she's about my age and already has an amazing start.

6. What do you consider your biggest talent?
Singing. It's what I feel, I was meant to do. -- I just don't have the right connections.

7. Do you have a favorite actor/actress that is not a big star, yet they are your favorite?
No. But I really like George Lopez, Dane Cook, and a bunch of others.

8. Name your five favorite rock bands of all time.
This is actually pretty tough for me; I've never really been much into rock.
»Disturbed
»A7X
»Breaking Benjamin
»Shinedown
»Pink Floyd

9. If you were to start a new relationship (for whatever reason), how much of your sexual history would you share? Would you resort to lying?
I don't really plan to start a new relationship - but if for whatever reason I did.. I'd do my best to avoid the topic. And no, I wouldn't lie.


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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Aloha Friday #9

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
My Question:
What is your favorite snack food?
My Answer:
I love Goldfish & Beef Jerky; they're both super tasty!
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

And the winners are..

It's time to announce the two winners of Country Bob's Sauce. Each winner will receive 2 bottles of sauce!

Here are your random numbers:
81
4
Timestamp: 2010-02-25 05:07:19 UTC


#81:
Heavenly Savings said...
E-mail subscriber
Kwhiz84(at)live(dot)com
February 24, 2010 8:09 PM


#4:
Sarah Lynne said...
I am an email subscriber 2
sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com
February 10, 2010 4:48 PM

Congratulations winners! I will e-mail you asap. You will have 48 hours to respond; if you do not respond within the 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Both winners have been confirmed!

Monday, February 22, 2010

BeltsDirect Review & Giveaway

New Years Resolutions – basically the same every year for most people…Lose weight. But what happens when you lose the weight? You have to buy new pants, new shirts, and new belts to fit that slimmer waist; that’s nothing new. And now that we’ve established that, let’s move on to a happier note about this subject – new belts and belt buckles at a great price!
BeltsDirect has extremely stylish belts (especially for teens). They have everything from Pink Butterflies w/ Gems to Skulls w/ Chains. Here are some of what they have other than belts: (Each will link to that particular category)
»Drink Coasters
»Cuffs
»Display Boxes
»Dog Accessories, and even
»Kids’ Buckles
BeltsDirect really has so much to offer.

A Bit About the Company: At BeltsDirect, you will find a wide variety of fashion belt buckles, web belts, seatbelt belts, leather straps, and several other products to keep you caught up on all of today’s fashions. We have been doing business throughout the world for over 15 years, and all of our products are fully licensed and manufactured in the USA. Continue to check out our website as we make new products available on a bi-weekly basis.I reviewed the Skulls with Wings belt buckle. I knew that Joshua had been wanting a new belt buckle and I felt that this was the perfect time to get him something that he liked. And guess what? I was right! Joshua loves his new belt buckle!

Every time that we’ve seen friends (since he got the new buckle) he talks about my blog and shows off his trophy (the buckle). He really likes it! Joshua is a rough and tough kind of guy and the way that I see it is if the belt buckle can survive through his wear and tear then it’s definitely worth two thumbs up. But being that Joshua still hasn’t even made a scratch on that buckle (thanks to the awesome finishing on the buckle).
I think that it deserves FOUR thumbs up! (Two from me AND two from Joshua).

WHAT YOU WIN:
1 lucky winner will win their choice of product from BeltsDirect!

TO ENTER:
Required: Leave a comment below with your name and e-mail address. This will subscribe you to their newsletter. You may opt. out of the newsletter at any time after the giveaway. (1 entry)

EXTRA ENTRIES:
*Follow Me on Twitter. (1 entry)
*Tweet the following; MUST leave link in comment (1 entry): I just entered to win any choice of product from BeltsDirect from @jerricapuck http://tiny.cc/Miro5 -- Ends 3/09
*Friend Me on Facebook. (1 entry)
*Enter any of my other giveaways; tell me which one(s). (1 entry each)
*Sign up for Swagbucks using My Referral Link. (2 entries)
*Grab My Button. (2 entries) NEW
*Subscribe via e-mail. (2 entries)
*Follow my blog publicly. (2 entries)
*Blog/Blurb about the giveaway, include a link back to the giveaway. (5 entries!)

**ALL comments require an e-mail address. This means that even if you include your e-mail address in the required entry and then do all extra entries, you still need to have your e-mail address in each extra entry, as well. If an e-mail address is not provided in a comment, I will delete the comment. The only exception, is if you have a blog & have your e-mail visable on your profile or have the e-mail button on your profile.
To better your chances of winning, be sure to leave a seperate comment for each entry that you complete.
This giveaway will end Tuesday, March 9th at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time). I will contact the winners within 24 hours via e-mail and will also write a post announcing the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to respond, after that, a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to Continental U.S. citizens only.
I received a belt buckle of my choice to review in order to write this post. All opinions of this product are entirely my own. I am not responsible for the loss/damage of any products.

Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies Review & Giveaway

You know that feeling that you get ONLY when you’re eating grandma’s homemade cookies? Well, I’ve found a way to find that great feeling again without bothering grandma – Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies!! These things are delicious! They’re not too crunchy or too soft. They’re crunchewy!!

A Bit About the Company: Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies has been making spectacular cookies for 27 years. Now, they also bake (and ship) fresh, gourmet, and delicious muffins, cupcakes, gluten-free products, biscotti, baklava, and the list goes on. If you can visit them at their bakery in Hawthorne, NJ, you’ll find even more desserts.

Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies offers so many tasty treats on their site, here are the categories: (Each of the categories will link to the category on the site)
»Valentine’s Day Gifts
»Gluten-Free Products
»Assortments
»Gourmet Biscotti
»Gourmet Cookies and
»Gourmet Cupcakes

I received the Classic Cookies Assortment, which included: Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip M&M, Oatmeal Raisin and the classic Sugar Cookie.This set of cookies was so delicious! It was a good thing
that there were so many cookies in the box or I may not have even gotten to try them all. However, I was lucky enough to get one of each flavor, and they were great!
I recommend that you hurry to their site and get some for yourself (or maybe surprise Grandma) because no joke, they really are yummy!

Now they’ve even upgraded the Classic Cookies Assortment to include the following 7 flavors: Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip M&M, Oatmeal Raisin, Heath Bar Crunch, Cranberry Pecan, and Double Chocolate Walnut. If you want to try some, but not all, of these flavors, just let them know in the “Special Instructions” section when you order, and they’ll customize their order for you.

WHAT YOU WIN:
1 lucky winner will recieve the Classic Assortment of 20 Cookies!

TO ENTER:
Required: Visit Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies and tell me what you'd like to try most. (1 entry)

EXTRA ENTRIES:
*Follow Me on Twitter. (1 entry)
*Follow GJC on Twitter. (1 entry)
*Tweet the following; MUST leave link in comment (1 entry): I just entered to win an assortment (20!) of Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies from @jerricapuck http://tiny.cc/Aqyfu -- Ends 3/08
*Subscribe to the GJC Discount Club Newsletter. (1 entry)
*Friend Me on Facebook. (1 entry)
*Fan GJC on Facebook. (1 entry)
*Enter any of my other giveaways; tell me which one(s). (1 entry each)
*Sign up for Swagbucks using My Referral Link. (2 entries)
*Grab My Button. (2 entries) NEW
*Subscribe via e-mail. (2 entries)
*Follow my blog publicly. (2 entries)
*Blog/Blurb about the giveaway, include a link back to the giveaway. (5 entries!)

**ALL comments require an e-mail address. This means that even if you include your e-mail address in the required entry and then do all extra entries, you still need to have your e-mail address in each extra entry, as well. If an e-mail address is not provided in a comment, I will delete the comment. The only exception, is if you have a blog & have your e-mail visable on your profile or have the e-mail button on your profile.
To better your chances of winning, be sure to leave a seperate comment for each entry that you complete.
This giveaway will end Monday, March 8th at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time). I will contact the winners within 24 hours via e-mail and will also write a post announcing the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to respond, after that, a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to Continental U.S. citizens only.
I received the Classic Assortment of cookies to review in order to write this post. All opinions of this product are entirely my own. I am not responsible for the loss/damage of any products.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hip Hip Hooray!!

As I've informed you all, my computer recently had a bug. If it were turned on for longer than a few moments, the screen slowly began to look like the Matrix! Green lines would come across the screen and then the screen would start to blank out, until it would finally freeze!
But curtesy of Joshua and his dad, the computer is back and ready to catch up!!
Uhg. Talk about frustrating.
I couldn't help but to wonder "Why couldn't this have happened before I began doing reviews that were sponsored?!"
I mean, before I began doing sponsored reviews, it wouldn't have been such a big deal. Other than enjoying being on the computer and blogging, I had no real responsibilities that caused me to need to be on the computer.
However, now I have a commitment. I now have loyal readers. I now work for companies. I have things that are important. People are expecting things from me.
Although it may sound odd, but I must admit it feels good to have a commitment such as blogging. I really enjoy it.
Thank you all for sticking around and keeping up with my blog. I never imagined that something like blogging could become such a big part of my life - but it has.
And don't forget that I currently have two very awesome (and delicious) giveaways.
Country Bob's Sauce (2 winners) 2/24
Also, be ready for some new giveaways that are coming up soon! They should be posted Sunday or Monday, so keep checking back for them.
One is from BeltsDirect and the other is Fairtytale Brownies!!

Fairytale Brownies Review & Giveaway

Do you love eating brownies? I know that I do. But I couldn’t eat them every night – I get tired of the same boring brownie every time. However, with the company that I’m about to introduce to you, I could eat them EVERY night! Fairtytale Brownies! This company makes brownies of different flavors, not just “Original” flavored. Here’s a list of what flavors they have:
Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Cream Cheese, Espresso Nib, Mint Chocolate, Original, Peanut Butter, Pecan, Raspberry Swirl, Toffee Crunch, Walnut, and White Chocolate.

Although the company is called Fairtyale Brownies, they do sell tasty treats – truffles! Here are the flavors of the truffles:
Caramel, Raspberry Swirl, Walnut, and Peppermint.
Now, now, don't think you're limited to only Brownies and Troufles, although I don't think you'd be disappointed. Fairytale Brownies also offers Cocoa, Coffee, Sauces, Cashews, and even an adorable Bear!

A Bit About the Company: Eileen Spitalny and David Kravetz have been friends since they met on the kindergarten playground at Madison Heights Elementary School in Phoenix, AZ. Friends throughout grade school and high school, David and Eileen decided at an early age that they wanted to be entrepreneurs and spread their love of chocolate and brownies around the world.
Founded in 1992, Fairytale Brownies began in a friend's catering kitchen using David's Mom's 50-year-old secret family brownie recipe. Those days are gone as the duo now oversees their direct-mail gourmet brownie business in a facility where they bake over 2.5 million brownies annually. In October 2006, the pair moved their bakery to a new 26,000-square-foot facility needed to accommodate their extraordinary growth. (At right: Madison Heights Elementary School, 1971. School picture will be included here.)

Now, as if that weren’t touching enough, check this out!Co-founders Eileen Spitalny and David Kravetz met on a kindergarten playground. That's why Fairytale Brownies supports KaBOOM!, the national non-profit organization that empowers communities to build play spaces. Since 2001, Fairytale Brownies has donated more than $25,000 and tens of thousands of brownies. In 2009, our customers contributed more than $3,000 by adding $1 Gift of Play to their online orders. With the support of our customers, we hope to build a Fairytale Brownies play space in Phoenix 2010.

I, for one, think it’s great to see companies giving back to others. It’s nice to know that they take the time to care. And maybe, just maybe, on the playgrounds that they help build, two more young children will grow up together and become entrepreneurs with another great product!
Back to my experience, I received the Fairytale Sprite Dozen and it was fantastic! These brownies are so good. When I ate mine, some of them, I put in the microwave for just a few seconds and scooped a small scoop of ice cream onto them and it was even better. But trust me, it doesn’t need to be heated or have ice cream to make these brownies taste wonderful! I still have two of the brownies that I’m saving for Valentine’s Day! The only reason that I was able to keep them so long is because I literally had to hide them from Joshua. I’m tellin’ ya, it’s hard to keep good food at my house.

Okay. Time for a break. Take a moment to whipe the drool from your face and allow your stomach to think of these incredible treats... .... .. Ready for the best part? There's a Giveaway!
WHAT YOU WIN:
1 lucky winner will recieve the Fairytale Sprite Dozen of brownies, just like the one that I received!

TO ENTER:
Required: Visit Fairytale Brownies and tell me which Flavor brownie you'd like to try the most.. (1 entry)

EXTRA ENTRIES:
*Follow Me on Twitter. (1 entry)
*Tweet the following; MUST leave link in comment (1 entry): I just entered to win the Fairytale Sprite Dozen of brownies from @jerricapuck http://tiny.cc/kpPk5
*Friend Me on Facebook. (1 entry)
*Enter any of my other giveaways; tell me which one(s). (1 entry each)
*Sign up for Swagbucks using My Referral Link. (2 entries)
*Grab My Button. (2 entries) NEW
*Subscribe via e-mail. (2 entries)
*Follow my blog publicly. (2 entries)
*Blog/Blurb about the giveaway, include a link back to the giveaway. (5 entries!)

**ALL comments require an e-mail address. This means that even if you include your e-mail address in the required entry and then do all extra entries, you still need to have your e-mail address in each extra entry, as well. If an e-mail address is not provided in a comment, I will delete the comment. The only exception, is if you have a blog & have your e-mail visable on your profile or have the e-mail button on your profile.
To better your chances of winning, be sure to leave a seperate comment for each entry that you complete.
This giveaway will end Monday, March 8th at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time). I will contact the winners within 24 hours via e-mail and will also write a post announcing the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to respond, after that, a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to Continental U.S. citizens only.
I received the Fairytale Sprite Dozen of brownies to review in order to write this post. All opinions of this product are entirely my own. I am not responsible for the loss/damage of any products.

Can't Wait To Get Back..

Well, my computer is still broken. I am only able to use it for a few moments at a time, which is why this post will be short like the last couple.
Please don't forget to enter my wonderful giveaways that I have listed on my sidebar!! And be on the look out for new reviews and giveaways that will be posted as soon as I'm able to use my computer for more than a few minutes!!


Remember, if you don't enter the giveaways - you can't win! :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

And the Winner Is..

It's time to announce the winner for the 1 pound bag of Asher's Chocolate Covered Potato Chips.

Here are your random numbers:

59
Timestamp: 2010-02-19 01:30:59 UTC


janetfaye said...
5. I blogged:
http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2010/02/something-to-talk-about-ashers.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com
February 11, 2010 7:16 PM


Congratulation Janetfaye! I'm will e-mail you asap. You will have 48 hours to respond; if you do not respond within the 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Unfortunately..

My computer is not working right anymore.
So I will be away for a while.

Please remember to vote for me in the Holey Donuts Cash Contest AND enter my giveaways!!

:)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Happy Valentine's Day!
I hope that everyone is enjoying a sweet, relaxing day with their loved ones!!!

Don't forget to enter my giveaways -- One of them end on Wednesday!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Saturday 9: #10

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: It's a Beautiful Morning


1. Are you a morning person?
As a matter of fact, I am. I always have been.

2. Tell us of a news story that truly shocked you.
I must admit that nothing in the news tends to shock me anymore.

3. What was your very first job?
I was a waitress/cashier.

4. What characteristics do you despise?
Fakeness. Don't pretend to always be happy if you're not,and just the same, don't pretend to be depressed if you have a good life.

5. To where would you retire?
I have no preference. At this point, I don't even know if my generation will be able to retire.

6. Are you named after anyone?
I am. My sister named me off a cartoon that she watched, "Jim and the Hologram". (It was kind of like Hannah Montana, and Jerrica was the girl's stage name.)

7. How do you release anger?
It depends. Sometimes I just talk - sometimes I yell, and sometimes, I ignore it. :)

8. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
In real life, yes. But I try not to in my writings because people can take it the wrong way.

9. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I procrastinate a lot.

Please check out my giveaways, they are listed on my sidebar AND below, you can click on the title of the giveaway and it will take you to the link. :)

Asher's Chocolate 2/17
Country Bob's Sauce 2/24
Holey Donuts 2/28

Aloha Friday #8

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

My Question:
Have you finished your Valentine's Day shopping?

My Answer:
I have finished. I finished last night. :)
Also, please check out my giveaways - I have a list of them on my sidebar. :)

Holey Donuts Discount Code!

The wonderful people from Holey Donuts have offered you, my readers!
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This is great if you want to place an order to split with friends ,family and coworkers. Get together and save up to $36!.

And while your at www.holeydonuts.net remember to enter our Blog reader giveaway for a chance to win 4 assortments and a $250 store credit! Just find the contact page then add your email address and the NAME OF THIS BLOG in the subject line and your in. PLEASE ONLY ENTER ONCE.

BUY 3, GET 2 FREE - place 5 assortments in your cart, enter the code VDAY2 at checkout, click recalculate and see the cost of 2 full assortments changed to FREE!

Also, I have posted that if my blog wins the most votes, I will also be giving away a $15 gift card to one of the people that voted for me AND commented on THIS SITE!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

And the Winner Is...


It's time to announce the winner for the Pirate's Booty Chest filled with goodies.

Here are your random numbers:

41
Timestamp: 2010-02-11 15:51:03 UTC


janetfaye said...
1. I follow your blog - janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com


Congratulation Janetfaye! I'm am e-mailing you now. You will have 48 hours to respond; if you do not respond within the 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winner has been Confirmed.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Day Swap

Not only did I host a Valentine's Day Swap on my blog.. I was also involved in another blogger's swap: Shannon from The Mommy-Files! Most of you that have read my blog before know that I'm a big fan of Shannon. She is a lot of the reason that my blog even exists.
This is my thrid swap with The Mommy-Files; I was also involved in a Halloween swap, "Blog Or Treat", and a Christmas swap, "Santa Swap".
For the Valentine's Day swap, I was partnered with Lyndi from Lyndi of the Clan Lou (coincidentally, her mom was my partner for the Santa Swap!!) :)
Lyndi sent me a ton of goodies!! Decorations, an X and an O keychains (one for Joshua and one for me), ducks, candles. (pictured above)
She also sent me Peanut M&M's, Vanilla Frosting *smell good stuff, plates w/ hearts, napkins (pictured above).She also sent a lottt of chocolate!! :) YUMM!
Thanks so much Lyndi, I really enjoyed swapping with you!! I hope that we can keep in touch. :)

Cupid's Blogger Swap!

For this Valentine's Day, I decided to host my very own swap, "Cupid's Blogger Swap!" I was a little worried that it wouldn't turn out well and that nobody would sign up.. Surprise; people did sign up! I've had such a blast doing this, so before I post about the WONDERFUL goodies that I received, I'd like to say Thank You to everyone that participated!! Okay, now on to the swap.
I was partnered with Linda from Country Pickin's! Let me just tell ya', she is probably the sweetest lady ever! I never could have imagined that in hosting a swap that I would make an incredible friend - but I did! Linda did so wonderful with the swap, she really loaded me down with goodies.
She sent me incredibly delicious HOMEADE cookies!! That there alone, is awesome! I love cookies - LOVE!

She also sent an Angel wall decoration, scented roses, a light-up gel rose, Friends 4 Ever pin and other goodies (pictured above).
As if that weren't enough.. She also sent me a frog scrubber, adorable teddy-bear, super cute cup, heart decorated socks and even MORE goodies (pictured above).
I'm tellin you, she went wayyy out for me. She also sent me a L♥E picture frame, rubber duck w/ soap, note pad, chocolate covered cherries and MORE!! (pictured above).

Linda, I had such a great time getting to know you and talking to you through out the swap. I really look forward to what our friendship blossoms into. You've been through a tough time, my dear, and I'm glad to have found my way into your life at a time like this. You're an amazing person and I'm so thankful for meeting you!!
**MANY HUGS**

*CLOSED* Country Bob's Review & Giveaway (2 winners)

I recently received 2 bottles of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce. I received it on the day that the big snow storm hit; however, I was on my way out the door whenever it showed up. I decided a few seconds wouldn’t hurt anything, so I opened one of the bottles to taste it. You know what I mean... the finger taste. Pour a bit on your finger – make sure that you like it. Mmmm. It’s delicious; definitely passed the finger test! Then I had to leave, had to make it to town AND beat the snow storm back home. The whole way down the mountain, I was trying to figure out exactly what was in the bottle, because ahhh, it sure was delicious!

A Little Bit About The Company: In 1968 Country Bob perfected the sauce of his dreams. After years of giving the sauce to friends and family he began to sell it in 1977. The reaction was overwhelming just as it is today. Almost everyone who tries Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce becomes a lifelong user. And why not, it is the perfect complement to practically any meal set on your table.
It was actually October of 1982 when Country Bob, Inc. became the company, which remains today. Bob Edson,Terry Edson, Al Malekovic and Reed Malekovic formed a corporation with equal ownership. Since that time Country Bob's distribution has magnified regionally in all directions from our corporate office located in Centralia, Illinois. Even with the tremendous growth we have not forgotten where we came from, continuing in our relentless pursuit of product excellence.

As if that were not enough, check out who their CEO is:
It would be nice if we could claim responsibility for the success of the company; however, credit must be given where credit is due. Proverbs 16:3 says, "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." We have placed true ownership of Country Bob, Inc. in the hands of God. "Christ is our CEO" and He is an Awesome Boss!
Fully faith-based! Awesome, right? Yes! Not too many companies will put “God” on their websites or anything else, in fear that they may lose customers due to it mentioning faith; however, I believe that in doing what Country Bob’s has done, they’ll receive even more customers.
Speaking of customers... what do customers buy from Country Bob’s? There are six categories in which people can shop:
»All Purpose Sauce
»Spicy All Purpose Sauce
»Barbeque Sauce
»Seasoning Salt
»Cookbook and Gift Packs
»Country Bob’s Apparel
Now, onto the cooking, I love anything fried (pretty much). It’s just the way I am. So, we fried up some chicken tenders (yummm!) and poured some of the sauce into a small dipping bowl. Oh my goodness!! You wouldn’t believe how great it tasted! Although I had already done the “finger test”, I was still overwhelmed by how delicious this stuff really is. In all honesty, when I first heard of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce, I assumed that it would taste something like your typical barbeque sauce…Wrong! It’s like the perfect blend of everything that a sauce should have.
Believe it or not, I was able to save enough of the bottle that I’d already opened so that my parents could try it. Now, my dad is a chef, nothing famous and he isn’t working for any restaurants or anything, but trust me…He’s the cook. I let him taste it, and he loved it. Now, let me remind you that this man could sometimes make Simon Cowell from American Idol look like a sweetheart. (Not because he’s rude or anything, but he has a certain taste for certain things). I'd say that my dad is a mixture between Simon and the judges from Chopped. (Don’t get me wrong, I love my Daddy… but he can be a pain.) He (my Dad's) the type of cook that can be handed the perfect tasting sauce and yet still find something that could make it better. At any rate, my Dad loved the sauce. He wants my second bottle of the All Purpose Sauce, so I did the only thing that any daughter would do whenever she had something so wonderful…I hid it. (Don’t worry, I gave him SOME).

WHAT YOU WIN:
2 lucky readers will each win 2 bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce!!

TO ENTER:
Required: Visit Country Bob’s and tell me a recipe that you’d like to try. (1 entry)

EXTRA ENTRIES:
*Follow Me on Twitter. (1 entry)
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*Enter any of my other giveaways; tell me which one(s). (1 entry each)
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*Blog/Blurb about the giveaway, include a link back to the giveaway. (5 entries!)
**ALL comments require an e-mail address. This means that even if you include your e-mail address in the required entry and then do all extra entries, you still need to have your e-mail address in each extra entry, as well. If an e-mail address is not provided in a comment, I will delete the comment. The only exception, is if you have a blog & have your e-mail visable on your profile or have the e-mail button on your profile.
To better your chances of winning, be sure to leave a seperate comment for each entry that you complete.
This giveaway will end Wednesday, February 24th at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time). I will contact the winners within 24 hours via e-mail and will also write a post announcing the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to respond, after that, a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to Continental U.S. citizens only.
I received two bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce to review in order to write this post. All opinions of this product are entirely my own. I am not responsible for the loss/damage of any products.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

I have been awarded The Beautiful Blogger Award by Kandi from Twin-Spiration!
Thank you so much Kandi!! I really appreciate receiving this award!! You're such a aweetheart.. really.

Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award and insert a link to their blog.
2. Pass on the award to about 15 other bloggers who you recently discovered and think are great!
3. Contact the other bloggers and let them know they have been chosen for this award.
4. Say 7 things about yourself.

1. I'm not very emotional about sunsets, walks on the beach, or picnics. But I cry during most comedy-romances.
2. I still love going to skating rings.
3. I can't stand old western movies or movies that involve subtitles.
4. It irritates me when the bottom of my pants legs get wet.
5. My eyes are blue. BUT my right eye is half blue AND half brown.
6. My first dog was a pitbull, I named her Kitty. :)
7. I have (about) 433,790,977 pet peeves.

Now for the blogs that I am nominating for this award (in no specific order):


And although I would love to nominate more, I am beginning to get tired and still trying to focus on the SuperBowl.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

No Stranger Sunday #4

Welcome to No Stranger Sunday, where every Sunday I will post an interview of a different blogger from around the blogsphere. Take the time, get to know these people. Visit their blogs.
This week's featured blogger is Jennifer from Eighty MPH Mom AND The Speedy Gormet! Jennifer is an amazing blogger! Not only that, she's also incredibly friendly (and super smart).. I call her my Blogging Webster. :)

Tell us a bit about yourself:
Do you live in a city or a more rural area?
I live in a city, but there is a lot of open space if we drive just a bit. Someday we hope to live in a more rural area!

Are you married? If so, how long?
I am married to a wonderful, wonderful man. This July will be our 15th wedding anniversary. We've been together for a total of 19 years.

Do you have children? If so, how many?
I have two children - a son who will be 20 in March, and a daughter who is 13. They are my world!

Any extra family members? (i.e. pets)
Four Cats - 3 indoor and 1 outdoor.

What food makes your mouth water, just thinking about it?
Italian food - Chicken Marsala and Chicken Piccata!

What is your favorite book?
Hmmm...unfortunately I haven't read a book in a really long time.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to hang out with my family, doing not much of anything, and if the weather is nice, I love to garden.


Tell us a bit about your blog:
Is there any certain reason that you named your blog what it is?
I named my blog Eighty MPH Mom, because that's how fast I feel like I am going most days. I also love to drive fast LOL

When did you start blogging?
November of 2008

What is something that you love about your blog?
I really love a new weekly meme I started called "Monday Mingle". We answer 3 questions via vlog, and link up on my blog. It is really fun to "see"' other bloggers!

Did you design your own blog? If not, who did?
Southern Girl Designs designed my blog initially - and I absolutely love it. I have made a few modifications.

Any topics that you really try not to blog about?
Politics...I think it's best to stay away from politics.

How many blogs do you currently use?
I have two blogs. My main blog, and my food blog, The Speedy Gourmet

Do you have any tips for other bloggers?
I would say to not be hasty. If you are contemplating posting something and you are not sure how receptive your readers will be, it's best to think about it for a day or two before posting. Sometimes it's tempting to post something in anger, but the next day you might just regret it.

Is there anything you'd like to say to the readers?
I love my readers so much, and their comments make me smile again and again. They have also made my blog what it is today. Thank you!
Jennifer, thank you so much for being a part of my meme! I've loved learning new things about you and I'm sure that both your readers (and mine) will enjoy this, as well! I also appreciate all of your tips that you've passed on to me in the last few months; it is because of you that I was able to contact companies and get a lift on my blog. Thank you so very much, Sweetheart!


And thank all of you for visiting this week's No Stranger Sunday! If you would like to be interviewed, feel free to visit the No Stranger Sunday link and sign up. :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Saturday 9: #9

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: I Started a Joke

1. Tell us a joke that you think is funny. If you don't tell jokes tell us why.
There were three men on an island. All three find a Genie. The Genie told each of them that they can have one wish each. So the first man said "I want to be smart to get off this island!" POOF! He swam across. The second one asked the same but smarter. POOF! He built a raft. The third one said "I want to be even smarter than that!" POOF! He turned into a woman, and took the bridge.

2. Where do you buy most of your clothes?
Thrift stores / Goodwill ;; I can't afford to spend $30 on 1 pair of jeans.

3. Which famous person would you like to meet? Why?
Eh. I'm not big on the whole celebrity thing.

4. What is your ultimate ambition?
I want to open up a storage units building.

5. Do you like to live in the area of your country or would you prefer something a little different?
I like where I'm at. I'm from Fort Myers, FL and now live in Nowhereville, TN :) But it's a nice change.

6. Has a newspaper or television reporter ever interviewed you? If so, what were the circumstances and what did you think when you read or saw what you said?
It was a while back, when I was in middle school. I was part of the community clean up group and they interviewed me because I was one of the younger participants. :) I don't really remember what I said or anything though, but my parents still have that old newspaper.

7. What was the last CD/mp3 album that you purchased? How did you like it?
In all honesty, I really can't even remember.

8. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
I'd Be Lying - Chris Cagle
Down - Jay Sean
Please Don't Leave Me - Pink
Beautiful Disaster - Jon McLaughlin
Mad - NeYo

9. Do you are your partner usual begin intimacy?
My partner. Although I'm not shy or nervous around him, I can rarely start the intimacy.. I'm not too sure why.


Enter all 3 of my giveaways!!
Holey Donuts 2/28
Asher's Chocolate 2/17
Pirate's Booty Snacks 2/10

Holey Donuts Giveaway!!

Boy do I have a treat for you!! Holey donuts has decided to make a contest between the bloggers. With this contest, you can win a prize and I can win, too!
Holey Donuts has seemed to be quite a wonderful company, from sponsoring blogs to providing a healthy donut for anyone's tastebuds. They offer amazing tastes without the trans fat or calories.. Awesome, right?! What you win:
A February Love Assortment consisting of 4 boxes of their latest, best selling, super yummy Holey Donuts! Low Fat Treats and $250 Holey Donuts! store credit good for 1 year! (That's a pretty great prize!!)

Not fully interested? If my blog wins, I will randomly select a winner from the comments posted on this blog and will purchase a $15 gift card to winner's choice of place. (Gift card must be purchaseable online AND this is only if my blog wins!)

What I Win:
$500 cold, hard cash!! (This would be overly fantastic with all of the new expenses and college!!)

What I need you to do: Required!!
Go to Holey Donuts and click the Contact Us button (or just click HERE). Where it says Subject, fill in the name of my blog: Something To Talk About. This will enter you & me in the giveaway!!
ONE VOTE/ENTRY PER PERSON.
Extra Entries: (Required must be done in order for these to count; this portion is for if my blog wins, then I'll give away a $15 gc)
*Blog about this giveaway. The post/blurb MUST encourage people to vote for my blog (Something To Talk About). (3 entries)
*Tweet giveaway; MUST encourage votes for my blog. (2 entries)
*Facebook giveaway; MUST encourage votes for my blog. (2 entries)
---- You must leave the link to your tweet, blurb/blog, facebook post for it to count.
It's such a simple entry for such a great prize. So let's help each other: please enter!
The blogger with the most entries wins, then one of that readers bloggers will be randomly selected, which could be you!
This giveaway ends on February 28th, 2010!
I did not receive payment or product for this post. However, I am entered to win a prize, just as you are. As for the gift card produced by me, that will only be given IF my blog wins, otherwise that giveaway will not take place.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Aloha Friday #7

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
My Question:
Did you ever attend college and graduate (any form of degree)? And if so, is what you majored in actually helping you?
My Answer:
As of right now, I'm still in college. I'm majoring in business & hoping to open a storage units building. Being that I'm still in the process, thus far, college has not helped me.
Also, I have 2 very great giveaways going on right now. Check them out!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

*CLOSED* Asher's Chocolate Review & Giveaway

Do you love trying new things when eating? …You know what I’m talking about, the things that don’t make sense together until you’ve bit into it. Good, because that’s exactly what I’m going to introduce to you today. Are you ready for this? Chocolate covered potato chips from Asher’s! Yum, right? Right. I was a little hesitant when I received the bag filled with chocolate covered potato chips, but I’m a chocolate lover, so I saw no harm in trying one out. No harm? Boy was I wrong, if I’m not careful I’ll gain 200lbs; I could eat these things all day! They’re delicious.
Now remember, I’m a chocolate lover. Get this, though. The chocolate that they use to dip the potato chips in is the best that I’ve ever had. No kidding. This stuff is fantastic! You know, the chocolate that companies use to use before they became so penny-clinching? Well, this is even better. I’m telling you, Asher’s has got the right idea. A bit about the company: Asher’s began in 1892 whenever Chester A. Asher founded the business. Asher was a Scottish farm boy hailing from Ontario, Canada. In 1892, he founded the Asher’s candy making business in Center City Philadelphia. Within a few years, he moved the successful company to Philadelphia’s historic Germantown section. In the early years, the staff of six also made maple syrup, jams and jellies, and did some canning. The store even included baked items and ice cream – a variety of products, but one shared commitment to quality and taste.
The original recipes (many of which are still used today) were written by Chester himself on the back of the sugar bags! Passersby could gaze at the original storefront window where chocolate collections and "sweets from all over the world" including European style bonbons and rare candies were displayed.
And I know that a lot of you worry about the continuous recall of peanut products, so here’s something taken from Asher’s website:
As you may be aware, in addition to Peanut Butter and Peanut Paste, Peanut Corporation of America has extended the recall to include Peanuts, Peanuts Granules and Peanut Meal produced at their Blakely, Georgia and Plainview, Texas facilities.
All Peanut and Peanut Butter products used at Asher's Chocolates have been examined for their source of origin. Asher's Chocolates hereby assures all our customers that all Asher's products containing Peanuts and/or Peanut Butter are safe for consumption and are not part of the PCA recall.
Asher's Chocolates has no association with Peanut Corporation of America including the purchase of any Peanut or Peanut Butter product from the Blakely, GA and/or Plainview, TX facilities.
Asher’s has such a wide range of goodies. There’s something for everyone. You can purchase a small gift or even an entire gift basket.
Awesome, right? Right!
WHAT YOU WIN:
1 lucky reader will receive 1 lb of chocolate covered potato chips!!
TO ENTER:
Required: Go to Asher's Chocolate, look around and tell me a product that you'd like to try or something that you learned about the company. (1 entry)
EXTRA ENTRIES:
*Fan Asher's on Facebook. (1 entry)
*Follow Me on Twitter. (1 entry)
*Tweet this giveaway MUST leave link; #Win 1lb of chocolate covered potato chips from @jerricapuck, sponsored by Asher's Chocolate. Ends 2/17 http://tiny.cc/UznPm (1 entry)
*Friend Me on Facebook. (1 entry)
*Share this giveaway in any other way (i.e. e-mail, facebook, etc); must leave link to where you posted. (1 entry)
*Grab My Button. (2 entries) NEW
*Subscribe via e-mail → Top of page. (2 entries)
*Follow my blog publicly. (2 entries)
*Blog/Blurb about the giveaway, include a link back to the giveaway. (5 entries!)
**ALL comments require an e-mail address. This means that even if you include your e-mail address in the required entry and then do all extra entries, you still need to have your e-mail address in each extra entry, as well. If an e-mail address is not provided in a comment, I will delete the comment. The only exception, is if you have a blog & have your e-mail visable on your profile or have the e-mail button on your profile.
To better your chances of winning, be sure to leave a seperate comment for each entry that you complete.
This giveaway will end Wednesday, February 17th at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time). I will contact the winner within 24 hours via e-mail and will also write a post announcing the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, after that, a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to Continental U.S. citizens only.
I received a 4oz package of chocolate covered potato chips to review for this post. All opinions of this product are entirely my own. I am not responsible for the loss/damage of any products.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's almost Valentine's Day! Are you still struggling to get that special something for your special someone?

Try checking out Hot Lunch Dates!! They're having a site-wide awesome sale! It will run from February 2-9 and will offer a whopping 20% off everything on the entire website! This is the biggest sale of the year, and is arriving just in time for Valentine's Day!!! All date boxes ordered during this time are guaranteed for Valentine's Day arrival. Don't miss out on this great deal!

Also, they have even developed a facebook app that helps people choose 'which
date box is for you'. Check it out by CLICKING HERE.

I tried out the app. It's pretty accurate. After taking the short survey, it told me that I would be best for the Starry Starry Night date box. I've always said that if/when I get a date box, I was stuck between the Night at the Drive-In and the Starry Starry Night.
So, now it's your turn. Go take the short survey and then get whichever box suits you best.
I did not receive any form of payment for this post. It is soley for the purpose of my readers enjoyment.