Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pop It! Top It! Review and GIVEAWAY!

Oh yeah! I was selected to receive these amazing new popcorn treats in order to taste test, review and host a giveaway. Lucky me! Snickerdoodle flavored popcorn? How could I possibly turn that down?

Pop It! Top It! is a delicious new product by Maggie & Mary's of North Aire Market, Inc. I decided to use my samples at a Halloween party I had for my kids, nieces and nephews just last Sunday. It was a hit. My guests could not keep their hands out of the bowl. Everyone was asking me what it was and how I made it, some with mouthfuls of popcorn. Ha! My sister-in-law even said it was, "The best popcorn ever." I think she's right.

What a great idea. Everything you need comes right in the bag. It is so easy to make and is definitely something that kids could help you do. All you really need is a microwave, bowl and spoon. You'll have a tasty treat in about eight minutes.

Maggie & Mary also said that it would be good if you added in other ingredients, like pretzels, candies, peanuts or anything else that sounds yummy. I will try this next time but I wanted to have it "as is" for the review.

Where can you find this fun new popcorn? Visit http://www.northairemarket.com to buy some for yourself. They are based in Shakopee, MN and would love local support, I'm sure. With the holidays right around the corner, I think that these would make great gifts, stocking stuffers or potluck offerings. I hope you get a chance to give this popcorn a try. I can't wait to see what fun new flavors they come up with next.

And now for the giveaway! One of my lucky readers will be chosen to receive their own order of Pop It! Top It! Snickerdoodle Popcorn AND a fun popcorn bucket that automatically filters out unpopped kernels. Bonus! Use the easy peasy Rafflecopter entry widget below. Contest starts at midnight and ends in one week. Good luck!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

All Play Kitchens

I heard about a great new giveaway going on right now by a company called All Play Kitchens. If you have a blogspot, wordpress, personal website or Tumblr account, you are eligible to enter. Check out their website for all the contest details.

They are giving away one item from their site completely free, including shipping, on November 16th. 2013.

I checked out their website with my daughter, Daphne, today and had her choose the item she would like the best. Here is the one she chose for us to try and win: http://allplaykitchens.com/products/complete-wooden-kids-play-kitchen-red.html

Image from AllPlayKitchens.com


Adorable! Here's hoping! And if you get a chance to enter...Good luck!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Too Much Information - Book Review

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I had the pleasure of receiving a free copy in order to review a new techno thriller book titled 'Too Much Information' by David Haskell. I haven't been able to read much over the last year since the twins were born. I can also be so indecisive when trying to decide what book to read when I actually get the chance, so when an opportunity comes up to read a new book by a new author, I will jump at the chance to check them out. This time I was pleasantly surprised.

I have always enjoyed the techno thriller genre and David Haskell does not disappoint. What do we do when technology advances faster than we are ready to accept? How can we live in a world where security practices start to cross that fine line between being "for the greater good" and alienating the basic privacy rights of the masses? 'Too Much Information' paints an exciting and believable picture.

David Haskell's writing is similar to the style of Michael Crichton. I love the way David can take seemingly random and unrelated characters, get you hooked on each one and then slowly weave them all together. I enjoyed this new book very much.

Where can you find a copy of this new book or get more information on the author? Check out the links below:

Amazon.com    http://www.amazon.com/Too-Much-Information-ebook/dp/B00DV6A8UC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1381367441&sr=1-1&keywords=too+much+information

Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/TooMuchInformationBook

David Haskell's Website    http://david-haskell.com

David Haskell's Blog    http://mindbla.com

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