RYOBI Giveaway! Ends 2/20

(Along With a Group of Great Blogs Shown Below)

Proudly brings to you the

Ryobi 18 volt Cordless Airstrike Stapler Kit
One Lucky Winner will receive the following

I have been given the honor to review and hold a giveaway with the new Ryobi Airstrike Stapler described simply in one word “amazing”. No more struggling  with using those heavy manual staplers or staples that require you to tug around a heavy extension cord, noisy compressors, bulky hoses or very expensive gas cartridges The Airstrike is powered by a 18 volt  One + Lithium-Ion Battery that provides you with up to 20% more run time and is 45% lighter in weight that standard batteries. This prize package includes one of the 18 volt Lithium Ion  One +Batteries and a Dual Chemistry Charger. The charger fully charges the Lithium-Ion battery within just 30 minutes. The Airstrike Staples comes with a power meter that will tell you if you battery is getting to hot or low on charge.

One of coolest part of this staple is the built in “Grip-Light” Technology that engages the LED Flashlight by grasping the tool handle. This makes it much easier than trying to hold the stapler in one hand and a flashlight in the other. The Ryobi Airstrike Stapler comes with 500 1 inch Narrow Crown Staples and a belt clip. When fully charged the Airstrike will give  you the capacity to drive up to 1,000 Staples. In that alone you will have enough staples to tackle just about any project on your list.
The Airstrike comes with a selectable drive switch with single sequential or contact actuation. The single sequential mode will allow for  precision placement of the staples, as in working on replacing upholstery on your favorite chair or couch. The Contact Actuation mode is great when you need speed in tackling projects as laying a new floor or fence.
Let’s Listen to Megan from Ryobi Tools Describe the Airstrike Crown Stapler


Ryobi Nation is a online Do-It-Yourself Community that allows members to submit photos of their projects. You will be able to vote on your favorite projects, share photo’s, get great project ideas and enter contest to win terrific prizes. Joining Ryobi Nation is completely FREE and simple. Once you have become a member you can invite friends to join, if you get 5 or more to join you will receive a new Ryobi Football. Joining Ryobi Nation is a mandatory entry for this giveaway, just remember it is totally free and takes only a second to enter. NO need to enter anything in the Promo Code Section or Sales Rep Referral Program Section on the membership form.

A Big Thank You The Following Participating Blogs;

Life With My Two Kids

Simply Sherryl

Chronically Content

Momma Lew’s

Kleinworth & Co.

Fabulous Deals and Steals

The Stuff of Success

Networking Witches

Confessions Of A Mommy of 5

NYSaving Specials

The Minister’s Wife Stamps and Saves

Aunt Maggie Rocks

Krazy Kat Freebies

The World of Contest Patti

Java John Z’s

A Day in the Tangled Skeins of My Life

SusieQTpies Cafe

Savory Savings

Central Bargains and Giveaways

Frugal Follies

My Empty Nest

Heart of A Philanthropist

Cassandra M’s Place

This giveaway will be valid in the USA and  Canada. Entrants must be 18 + to be eligible to enter. This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with any Networking Site. This giveaway will end 2/21/14

Holiday Contest and Sweeps received a Ryobi Airstrike Staple and Battery/Charger Upgrade kit for reviewing this product. Ryobi will be responsible for the awarding and shipping of the prize directly to the winner.

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Pinky, Elmyra and The Brain Complete Series Giveaway! Ends 2/14

Along With
Proudly Bring You The
Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain (The Complete Series)
Review & Giveaway
1 – Winner will receive the Newly Released Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain -
The Complete Series 2-Disk DVD
Holiday Contest and Sweeps has the pleasure to review the newly released Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain “The Complete Series ” DVD. This DVD will bring your Children hours upon hours of fun watching animation’s favorite laboratory mice, Pinky and the Brain, as they continue to plot to take over the world in Warner Brothers Home Entertainment hit cartoon series.
My Grandchildren visited this weekend for a review party for the soon to be released DVD on January 28th. After making a big bowl of popcorn they sat down, as I placed the DVD in the player. I have to admit that I sat right their next to them as Pinky has been a favorite of mine as well. I haven’t seen my Grand-kids more tuned in to watching a cartoon more than they did in watching this great DVD. Right from the beginning the laughs began and lasted for the entire 4 hours with 1 hours breaks in between.
The “show” as I will call it, begins with Acme Labs closing resulting in Pinky and The Brain ending up in a pet shot. Enthusiastic pet lover, Elymra Duff, from the popular Tiny Toon Adventures, purchases a turtle from the same shop, but does not realize the turtle is carrying Pinky and The Brain inside it’s shell. With eccentric Elmyra as their new owner, Pinky and The Brain must endure her torture-tinged affection, all the while continuing their plans for global domination.
After watching the entire DVD this past Saturday I asked for my expert panel of Grandchildren to give me their thoughts on the DVD. To my surprise every single one of them asked if we  could watch it over again from the start,  giving it 5 stars all the way. This DVD contains 13 different episodes that keep you fully entertained.
13 Episodes
Patty Ann/ Gee, Your Hair Spells Terrific
Cute Little Alienhead/Better…Living Through Cheese
My Fair Brainy!/ The Cat Who Cried Woof!
The Girl With Nothing Extra/Narfily Ever After
The Icky Mouse Club/ The Man From Washington
At the Hop/Pinky’s Dream House
Yule Be Sorry/How I Spent My Weekend
Wag the Mouse/ A Walk in the Park
The Ravin!/ Elmyra’s Music Video/Squeeze Play
Teleport a Friend
Mr Doctor/ That’s Edutaiment
Fun, Time And Space/ Hooray for Meat
Party Night/ The Mask of Braino
A Big Thank You to Warner Brother Entertainment !
This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other networking sites in any way.
This giveaway will begin at 12:00 AM (EST) 1/29 and end at  12:00 AM (EST) 2/15. This giveaway will be valid only in the Continental United States and entrants must be 18+ to enter.
Holiday Contest and Sweeps received a copy of this DVD for review purposes. Warner Brothers will be responsible for the awarding and shipping of the prize DVD directly to the winner.

Valentines Day Giveaway! Ends 2/13

“From My Heart to Yours” Valentines Day Giveaway!  
Holiday Contest and Sweeps
Along With
Proudly Brings You
“From My Heart To Yours”
Valentine’s Day Giveaway
One Lucky Winner will win this beautiful Valentines Day
Gift Package
1 – Live, Laugh, Love Heart
1 – Valentine’s Day Bell with Heart
1 – True Love Oil Candle
1 – Flickering Flame LED Mood Candle 3 Pack w/Remote
5 – Pads of Aqua Love Notes Waterproof Pads & Pencil
1- Happy Valentines Day Snacks/Popcorn  Jumbo Sampler


Live Laugh Love Dish
The “Live Laugh Love” mantra is beautifully scripted on this heart-shaped dish and nestled among an individual rose and an aerial view of a bountiful bouquet.  Peggy Karr plates are fired at 1600 degrees and are food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe to make them both functional and artistic.  This plate is a wonderful gift for Valentine’s Day, weddings and anniversaries, or any other occasion! 
Red Heart Windcatcher
Red Heart Wind-catcher makes for unique but appropriate Valentine’s Day Gift. Bell has Black finish, 3 sided, with 3 different bell tones.  
True Love Oil Candle
The distinct design of this True Love Oil Candle captures the wonderful feeling of finding your other half: the side-by-side candles burn within a heart-shaped opening to display that magical emotion we call love. The True Love Oil Candle comes with a story card, a small funnel, and a 4 oz. bottle of lamp oil for approximately 20 hours of burn time. The vivid colors and unique design of this glass candle combine to make a romantic gift for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or just because!
Flickering Flame LED Mood Candles – 3 Pack with remote control
Experience safe and convenient LED light technology with our 3 piece Flickering Flame LED Mood Candles Set. Featuring a soft ambient  yellow glow, these unique lights flicker and dance just like conventional candles. Made from real wax, they are nearly indistinguishable from flame candles, but safe to use anywhere. You can even turn the  candles on or off using the included remote control, allowing you to display the candles on high shelves and other hard toreach areas.

• ON/OFF switch on each candle for versatile operation
• Remote control range: 20 feet
• Candles sizes 3″ Dia. x 4″ height, 3″ Dia. x 5″ height, and 3″ Dia. x 6″ height
• Requires 3 x AAA batteries per candle (not included)
Aqua LoveNotes
5 Waterproof Pads
Leave a note for that special someone! A fun way to leave romantic messages, encouraging words, or appreciative sentiments. Shower Your Loved Ones With LoveNotes® Great Bridal Shower or Wedding Gift.

The Popcorn Factory
Happy Valentine’s Day Jumbo Sampler
A behemoth of a gift, your Valentine will be overwhelmed… then delighted by a truly impressive lineup of treats. Send our savory Cheese Popcorn, delicious White Cheddar Popcorn, decadent Drizzled Caramel Corn, tasty Sour Green Apple Kettle, passionate Cinnamon Candy Popcorn, Tortilla Chips, Salsa, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Conversation Jelly Belly® Beans, Conversation Candy Hearts, Rainbow Foil Chocolate Hearts and two charming Popcorn Hearts. This Jumbo gift is presented in our Happy Valentine’s Day design and finished with red satin ribbon.

A Big Thank you our Sponsors!

Best of Luck Everyone!

This giveaway will begin 12:00 AM 1/26/2014 and end 12:00 AM 2/14/2014.

Sweeten up the Holidays with Nestle!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Candy! Candy! Candy! Candy!

Not every Mom has time to make homemade from scratch Holiday goodies, but with a little help from Nestle, you can knock your friends and family off their feet.

Head over to Very Best Baking and take a look at their Christmas and Winter recipes for ideas to make your meals a little more special. They’ve got cakes, cookies, pies, candy and more. These recipes are easy and most of them are kid-friendly for your extra helpers in the kitchen.

My new favorite are Cookie Ornament Cupcakes! These are a cinch to whip up and the kids love helping decorate with Frosty WONKA Nerds and Nestle Butterfinger Jingles.


Cookie Ornament Cupcakes

nestle cupcakes


  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
  • 1 container (16 oz.) prepared white frosting, divided
  • Red food coloring
  • 2 quart-size plastic food storage bags
  • Frosty WONKA® NERDS®, various holiday sprinkles, sugars and/or decorating gels
  • Mini pretzel twists, broken for ornament hook (24 hooks are needed)
  • 24 NESTLÉ® Jingles, any flavor, unwrapped


PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 24 mini-muffin cups. Place one square of cookie dough into each cup.

BAKE for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan(s) on wire rack. With tip of butter knife, remove cookie cups from muffin pan(s).

SPOON half of frosting into plastic bag; seal. Stir food coloring into remaining frosting in container until desired color is reached. Fill other plastic bag with colored frosting; seal. Cut 1/2-inch from corner of each bag. Squeeze bags lightly to pipe frosting on top of each cookie cup to form rounded ornament shape. Decorate with Nerds, sprinkles, sugars and/or gels. Place Nestlé Jingle on top of each. To adhere hook, use a small amount of icing.

Make Ahead Tip:
• Cookie bases can be made ahead and stored covered at room temperature for up to a day.


I had the fun of trying out two other Nestle products and they were YUMMY! The candy canes have Pixy Stix powder in the middle, so they’re extra sweet and very unique. I hadn’t heard of these before and I love ‘em. The flavor is intense! The Sweet Tarts tin is a perfect stocking stuffer that is jammed full of individually wrapped candies.
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So have some fun this Holiday and involve the kids too! Decorate your tree with Pixy Stix candy canes, stuff your stockings with Sweet Tarts and fill your tummies with Nestle candy. The Holidays don’t get any sweeter!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Spice Up The Holidays With Country Bob’s Giveaway! Ends 12/30

Along With
Proudly Brings You
Spice Up The Holiday’s With Country Bob’s Giveaway
Grand Prize Package Includes

Holiday of Surprises Giveaway Event Week #10 – Ends 12/28

Holiday of Surprises Giveaway Week #10
Along With
Proudly Brings you Holiday Of Surprises Week #10
Grand Prize Package:
1- Buffalo Plaid Ice Scraper Mitten
1 – Country Bob’s Sauces Gift Box
1 – 50 Movie SCI-FI “Invasions Classics” 12- Disk DVD Set
1- 2 Gallon Tin of Holiday Popcorn and Snacks
Second & Third Place:
1 – Buffalo Plaid Ice Scraper Mitten
1 – Country Bob’s Sauces Gift Box
Here’s a look at your prizes:
Remove ice and snow from your car with this trendy and comfortable Plush Fashion Ice Scraper Mitt. The quilted, insulted fabric mitt with elastic cuff is very durable and will keep you warm on those cold snowy days. This mitten is one of my favorite winter products that I have reviewed. Not only is the mitten warm and cozy, it also gives you plenty of room to grasp the scraper within and hold it tight.

Fruiti Freeze Machine Giveaway! Ends 12/24

Fruiti Freeze Machine Giveaway
Along With
Proudly Presents to You The
New and Exciting Fruiti Freeze Machine!
by Viatek Consumer Products
1 – Winner Will Win Their Very Own Fruiti Freeze!
Fruiti Freeze instantly churns frozen fruits and other toppings into a healthy soft serve treat. Works great on all frozen fruits including berries, mangoes, cantaloupes, bananas, peaches, and more. Enjoy soft serve-like treats anytime of the day with this revolutionary new machine. 
  • Instantly create soft serve treats from frozen fruits
  • Treats are ready in just minutes
  • Easy to make…Easy to clean! 
  • All natural and dairy-free
By making your very own frozen Fruiti Freeze you will never want to buy another soft serve treat like this from the store again. You can create limitless fruit combinations in your Fruiti Freeze Machine for Friends and Family. This will be the hit of any party in hot or cold seasons. Super easy to use and to clean!

Holiday of Surprises Giveaway Event Week #9 – Ends 12/21

Holiday of Surprises Giveaway Week #9
Along With
Proudly Brings you Holiday Surprises Giveaway Week #9

Grand Prize Package:1 – Thomas Kinkade 8″ Spirit of Christmas Sound Clock

1 – $50 Bulu Box Gift Certificate

1 – Country Bob’s Sauces Gift Box

1 – 50 Movie Sci-Fi Classics “Anniversary Edition” 12-Disk  DVD Set

Second & Third Place

1 – Thomas Kinkade 8″ Spirit of Christmas Sound Clock

1 – Country Bob’s Sauces Gift Box

Let’s Take a look at the prizes:

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