Friday, March 30, 2012

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

I love to try new products and recipes, so when I was offered the opportunity to review Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil, I could not resist! Coconut Oil is a great alternative to using vegetable oil in the kitchen and has literally hundreds of uses. Coconut Oil is heat stable; it can be used to add energy to smoothies and shakes, to fry food, or to bake food.

There are tons of recipes available be sure to check out the Tropical Traditions website, you will be amazed at the variety of uses for Coconut Oil. I made Fried Chicken and used Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil, my family was amazed at the delicious flavor. I believe they imagined the chicken would be overpowered by the flavor of Coconuts, and that was NOT the case! I simply substituted the Coconut Oil for a traditional vegetable oil or shortening and fried the chicken in the Coconut Oil. I was pleased with the delicious flavor and the change in my recipe.



If you are looking to start seeking the benefits of adding Coconut Oil  into your diet or wish to learn more about coconut oil, please allow me to encourage you to check out the selection that Tropical Traditions has to offer! Do you feel lucky? If so, be sure to enter via the rafflecopter form below for your chance to win a free Quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions!





Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Swiss Colony Easter Cake Balls are Delicious and Refreshing!

Swiss Colony is a well-known company that has a long history in selling an assortment of exceptional meats and cheeses, candies and desserts among other goodies.




I was thrilled when offered the chance to try Swiss Colony’s Easter Cake Balls. These are a dainty little cake ball that is as delicious as it is refreshing. Lemon cake balls with a lemon center covered with a delectable Swiss Crème, these treats are tart and sweet, soft and yummy!



I thought the box the Easter Cake Balls arrived in was adorable, and it prepared me with anticipation to see the adorably hand decorated chicks, bunnies and eggs. Swiss Colony Easter Cake Balls are lovely and would make a great Easter gift for someone special in your life. I think that if I received a box of Swiss Colony Easter Cake Balls, I would be quite pleased! Candy is nice, but so common; a gift like this would please just about anyone who loves lemon cake and or cake balls!

Swiss Colony
offers quality treats shipped right to your door! Don’t forget to visit the website and order a gift for the upcoming Easter holiday for someone special in your life!

Disclosure: I received this item free of charge from The Swiss Colony. No monetary compensation was received or offered, nor was I under any obligation to write about this product. All opinions expressed are my honest thoughts. I am not offering any sales or taking orders for this item. I will not receive any compensation in connection with any sales of this item.










Thursday, March 29, 2012

Peter Cottontail's Easter Egg Hunt Makes a Great Addition to an Easter Basket!

My son and I recently read another great book from Ideals Books,that was perfect for preparing my son for the upcoming Easter holiday. Peter Cottontail’s Easter Egg Hunt is a colorful board book that tells a delightful story about Peter Cottontail and his candy making helpers.




My son loved the illustrations in this cute book by Joseph Richie. Illustrator Rebecca Thornburgh makes great use of vibrant colors to bring the characters to life. I liked the sweet story and the durability of the book. As you may know, I love to encourage my sons’ love of reading, but I sometimes worry about his eager hands being a little too rough with books. With Peter Cottontail’s Easter Egg Hunt, I can relax and allow Rolf to explore the book on his own without the worry of the book being destroyed!

Peter Cottontail’s Easter Egg Hunt is a fun book that will delight your young readers’ curiosity and imagination. Ideals Books offers many great titles, be sure to visit their website to learn more about this great book and many others!

This sweet book would make a perfect addition to an Easter Basket! You can order it online here, it is currently on sale for $5.59, the regular retail price is $6.99.

*Disclaimer*I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it and believe will be 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.”

Dinosaurs by Bénédicte Guettier Was a Hit With Rolf*

My son, Rolf and I recently had the pleasure of reading Dinosaurs by Bénédicte Guettier, another unique title from Kane Miller EDC publishers. This book will appeal to infants and toddlers, the youngest readers, with the vibrant illustrations and very fun and uncomplicated story.




My son thought the book was hilarious because it has a hole in the book, and the reader, or child can place their face in the hole, making their face the face of the dinosaurs in the book! The simple text is also printed on the back cover to make reading easy! Adding sound effects to the story will bring a few extra delighted gigglers from your audience!

The book is printed on a sturdy material that will endure the eager but rough hands of toddlers. You can purchase Dinosaurs by Bénédicte Guettier by visiting www.kanemiller.com. The book retails for $11.95. An added bonus in my eyes, is that Dinosaurs by Bénédicte Guettier is a book from Belgium, not only are you giving your child an imaginative and fun book, but also exposure to the art and style of another culture. Be sure to look for this great title, as well as many others from Kane Miller EDC Publishers.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cooper and Me Review and Giveaway!

My son and I were thrilled to receive a copy of Cooper and Me by Alexa and Monique Peters. Rolf and I share a love of reading, and a love of dogs, so we could not resist this cute book!




In Cooper and Me, a young girl is ready to start school, but she is distraught when she learns she cannot take her best friend, Cooper. I loved that this book, while aimed at young reads, has a problem, a solution and addresses the emotions that we all experience in our lives.

I found Cooper and Me to be ideal for our situation. As a stay at home Mom, Rolf and I spend an insane amount of time together. It is a very rare occasion if Rolf and I are more than 20 feet away from one another. Cooper and Me addresses separation anxiety, and can be related to our situation. He may not understand right now, but this is an ongoing issue, and I have hope that this book will help address the issue in a way he can understand someday.

I realize my little boy is growing up, and I have been seeking books out books that will appeal to him as he continues to grow and learn. He can enjoy story time with Mommy reading Cooper and Me, and in the future he will certainly enjoy the fun activities included in the book.

Rolf loved the colorful artwork, which is filled with imagination. As we read the story, he giggled with delight each time the dog, Cooper was mentioned! We plan to send our copy along to work with my husband on the first day of school next year, so that he can share this delightful book with other children and hopefully ease some of the first day of school anxieties that children feel.

Cooper and Me is a growing series of books that currently contains 5 titles. This is the first that we have had the pleasure of reading, but I am looking forward to sharing the other 4 titles in this series with Rolf, and you, in the future!
Be sure to visit http://www.cooperandme.com/ to learn more about this title. Cooper and Me retails for $12.99 and can be purchased from the website! Would you like to win a copy of Cooper and Me? Well, you are in luck! Enter via the rafflecopter form below for your chance!
*Disclaimer*I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it and believe will be 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.”


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mango Habanero Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips!

Potato Chips… I cannot resist you! When Pinnacle Foods contacted me about reviewing their Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips I could not refuse! I think this is a unique and delicious brand of chips worth discussing!




The first flavor I tried was Wasabi Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips. I have noticed that Wasabi is becoming very popular, and I personally hadn’t tried a Wasabi Potato Chip before. I liked the crispiness of the chip, and while it was different, it was also good! Normally I don’t like horseradish, but in this case, it offered the perfect kick in this yummy chip!

I really liked the Sweet Maui Onion flavor of Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips. They were crunchy, salty and sweet and deliciously onion!



My son liked the Original flavor of Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips. We don’t like him to indulge with too many snacks, but what can I say, he is my son, he insisted on sampling these. They are great, crunchy, flavorful and different from your standard old original potato chip!
Luau BBQ Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips are a unique blend of spices that is superior to any BBQ chip I have tried. The spices are different, more exotic.



Finally, my husband’s favorite Mango Habanero Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips. I also liked the unique flavor combination, but these chips were a little spicy for me! I enjoyed a few, in moderation.



All of the unique flavors Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips are yummy! I liked that they were different flavors, and the chips definitely have an exotic flavor, which I found delightful!
Be sure to look for Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips in a store near you. The colorful, tropical bags will capture your attention, and after trying this brand, the chips will capture your taste buds too! Be sure to check out the websites http://www.pinnaclefoods.com/ and hawaiianbrandsnacks.com for more information about this unique brand or to order online!


*Disclaimer*I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it and believe will be 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.”

Pretzel Pete Offers Gourmet Pretzels in Unique Flavors

I was never into pretzels until I was pregnant with Rolf. Since then, pretzels have become my favorite salty snack, asides from potato chips which we all know are my weakness. When given the opportunity to try out Pretzel Pete’s tasty goodies, I could not resist!



Pretzel Pete offers gourmet and flavorful pretzels in unique and exotic flavors. I was able to try out 7 flavors of pretzels and pretzel pearls.



The Pretzel Pearls are really unique. I love the small pearl shape and the flavors are so exotic and unique that they beg to be sampled. My husband liked the Wasabi flavor; I liked the Coconut Curry, which I must say is a fantastic flavor combination! We both thought the Szechuan was great, loaded with flavor and crunchy, all around yummy!


Pretzel Pete’s Pretzel Nuggets are really good! I loved all 4 flavors! These are sourdough nuggets that have an ideal texture and crunch!


Sour Cream and Habanero is super spicy, super satisfying and really unique!

Honey Mustard Gourmet Pretzel Nuggets were amazing! These are seasoned to perfection, finger licking, lip smacking good!

My husband loved the Cheddar & Ale pretzel nuggets. Cheese and Beer are among his favorite things, so this combination was perfect for him!

Pretzel Pete Garlic & Cheese Pretzel Nuggets are ideal for sharing with friends. I enjoyed this flavor the most. It is a perfect combination of garlic and parmesan cheese.

Visit the website to order, you don’t want to miss out on these delicious pretzel treats!
Wanna win a Pretzel Pete Package containing one of each flavor (3 bags of pretzel pearls, 4 boxes of nuggets)? Enter via the rafflecopter form below.


*Disclaimer*I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it and believe will be 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.”

InchBug Orbit Labels

Mothers everywhere, breathe a sigh of relief. There is an amazing and fun way to personalize your children’s gear, from bottles and Sippy cups to reusable water bottles, shampoo bottles and everything in between!




Inchbug is a really great product that I recently had the chance to try out. I received a 4 pack of Kiwi green orbit labels, personalized with my sons’ name. Made of a durable plastic, InchBug Orbit Labels snugly encircle the cup of your little one, making it easy to identify what cup belongs to whom. The snug fit makes it difficult for the label to be removed by little hands. I love that InchBug Orbit Labels are dishwasher and microwave safe, they can be personalized and the personalization does not wash off as it is stamped on!

I would be glad to encourage other parents to check out this functional and fun product. Assortments of colors are available, making it easy to find an ideal match for your child’s personality! You can order and personalize your own set of 4 InchBug Orbit labels by visiting www.inchbug.com. They cost $12.95 plus $4.95 for shipping.

Inchbug has generously offered to supply one Sweet Silly Sara reader with a set of Orbit labels! Be sure to visit the website to get ideas of how you will personalize your set if you win!

*Disclaimer* I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be 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.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.


Monday, March 26, 2012

The Perfect Pet for Peyton Review and Giveaway!

The Perfect Pet for Peyton is a fantastic book that will appeal to parents and children alike. Bestselling authors Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne have created an imaginative book with a delightful story that my son seemed to enjoy and I believe your children will too.

The Perfect Pet for Peyton has it all: Birthday fun for the twins, Peyton and Penny, an amazing party with their friends in a really unique location, animals, emotions, and a lesson that will please Mom and Dad!

I think that the parents sharing the book, The Perfect Pet for Peyton, learn a little bit too. This book illustrates how everyone loves, but, everyone loves differently. I felt that this book was a perfect introduction to The 5 Love Languages. There are different ways of understanding and expressing love. When we understand how we love and how our children interpret that love, we can improve our relationship with our children.

I think that this book is great, because as my son, Rolf, grows, he will continue to enjoy the book. At 22 months, he likes the pictures and the story. I loved the challenge the book adds by including a find it feature, I believe in the future that will appeal to my son.




Overall, The Perfect Pet for Peyton is a delightful book with imagination and a good lesson about love for kids and adults alike. Be sure to check out the website for more information about the Perfect Pet for Peyton and The Five Love Languages of Children by Dr. Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell.

Would you like to win a copy of The Perfect Pet for Peyton? Please enter via the rafflecopter form below!

Custard 'n Jelly Guardian Angel Dolls

Custard ‘n Jelly is a company that was started based upon the drawings of an adorable little girl. At the age of 8 she had an idea that all children need a guardian angel. She drew angels and with the encouragement of her family and Custard ‘n Jelly began.




I love the idea that these sweet dolls can help a little one during a difficult time and make the child protected by their very own guardian angel. Not only do the Custard ‘n Jelly dolls help kids feel secure, the company also truly believes in helping kids! When you purchase a guardian angel, you can register it online, and choose one of 3 charities with kids in mind, and Custard ‘n Jelly will to make a donation to that organization.




I was sent Laney to review, this adorable little guardian angel doll immediately brought a smile to my face. I would have loved to have had one of these dolls as a child. I would have proudly attached her to my backpack!

Each doll has a unique special skill, she has special angel training and she earned her wings in a unique way. Laney’s special skill is painting rainbows. She earned her wings by teaching others that “making wishes is believing that anything is possible!”

I love the positive image behind this adorable product. I love that the creativity of a child resulted in a sweet toy/accessory that helps other kids on many levels. Imagine how many lives have been positively impacted by Custard ‘n Jelly Guardian Angel Dolls!

You can purchase a Custard 'n Jelly Guardian Angel Doll of your very own for $14.95 by visiting the website www.custardnjelly.com. There are 7 adorable Guardian Angel dolls to chose from!

Want to win your choice of one guardian angel doll from the Custard ‘n Jelly online store? Enter via the rafflecopter form below!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Booty Buns Giveaway!

Booty Buns Giveaway Event
Welcome to the Go Green ♥ Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers! Over 175 blogs have teamed up to present this amazing cloth diaper giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering.
Here's your chance to win an entire stash of one-size cloth diapers!

This amazing cloth diaper prize pack includes:

20 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
(these true one-size cloth diapers fit 3-45 lbs!)
20 matching flannel/terry cloth wipes
40 microfiber inserts
20 cotton flannel liners
Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
(picture does not show inserts or liners also included)

First, a little about Booty Buns...

Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
In case you haven't heard about them, Booty Buns Cloth Diapers are incredible one-size cloth diapers that truly fit from birth to potty training! They feature a snap-down rise with 5 different snap settings (most one-size diapers only have 3!) and a waist with 10 regular snap settings plus 2 crossover snap settings. The diapers have hip snaps to prevent wing droop on smaller sizes. The incredible size range of this diaper fits from 3-45 lbs!
Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
Booty Buns Cloth Diapers are pocket diapers and each diaper includes 2 snap-on microfiber inserts that can be stuffed into the diaper or laid on top with the included cotton flannel liner against your child's skin. The diapers have a waterproof PUL outer and a soft suedecloth inner with dual gussets on the inner lining to ensure everything stays IN the diaper! Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers come in an assortment of bright colors and each diaper includes a matching handmade flannel/terry wipe. You can find out more about the diapers at Booty Buns, or check out the detailed Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diaper Review at Daily Mothering!
Booty Buns Cloth Diapers
Booty Buns is dedicated to encouraging others to "go green" and "give charity." Shannon, the owner of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers, leads by example. For every diaper that Booty Buns sells, she donates one Booty Buns Cloth Diaper to a child in need in the US and third-world countries. Booty Buns is the exclusive cloth diapers donator for Operation Showers Of Appreciation, and they are also donating diapers to babies that have severe medical issues here in the US. Shannon hopes to donate a lifetime supply of cloth diapers {20 diapers} to every baby in need around the globe. You can join in this effort by purchasing your own set of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers and telling your friends about Booty Buns!
Make sure to stop by and follow Booty Buns via Facebook, Twitter and Blog for news and giveaways!

And now for the giveaway!!

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
ONE WINNER will receive this gigantic cloth diaper prize pack valued at $546!
And, the winner will get to select their choice of diaper colors!
This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Big and Little Review (Kane Miller EDC Publishers)*


As many of you already know, my son Rolf, loves to read. At 22 months he enjoys reading with Mommy and Daddy and independently he flips through his books with obvious delight. We had the opportunity to read a new mini book set published by Kane Miller. I am excited to share this adorable set with you as it would make an ideal addition to your little ones library.

Big and Little by Ana Martín Larrañaga is a four book set that explains what a day is like for different creatures. My son liked the rhyming as much as the illustrations.



In Fun on the Farm a Mommy and her chick share a day in the life of chickens on a farm. In Snuggle in the Snow a Daddy and baby Polar Bear slide down the slopes and snuggle up for a good night of sleep. Stomp in the Swamp delighted my son and his curiosities about elephants! Splash in the Sea was my favorite, I loved the mini story about a day in the life of whales!

I love that these books offer vibrant artwork that captures the imagination of a young reader, while teaching toddlers about different animals. The books are sturdy, which is always an important factor that I consider. Parents understand how rough little hands can be on books.

This mini book set is ideal for children ages 0 to 3. I think it would be a great addition to an Easter Basket! You can order online by visiting http://kanemiller.com/about.asp . Be sure to explore their impressive line of books for young readers!

Would you like the chance to win this Mini Book Set? Kane Miller has generously offered to supply one Sweet Silly Sara reader with Big and Little. Please enter via the rafflecopter form below!











Swirly Buns... Mmm...Mmm... Yum!

Swirly Buns is a company based out of New York that produces a fantastic, light and airy treat that is a sure to please anyone who tries it. It all began with a family recipe. The result is a delicious treat that is made with all natural ingredients that is unlike any other pastry on the market that I am aware of.



I had the chance to try several varieties of Swirly Buns last week and oh my gosh! These are so super good! I loved the Chocolate and the Original. My husband liked the Nutella the best. While I am not normally a Chocolate and Raspberry fan, that was a perfect combination for this light and sweet treat. We both agreed that the Almond Swirly Bun was perfect, nutty, sweet and heavenly!

Just Buns offers quite an assortment of Swirly Buns flavors that all sound as mouth watering as the flavors I tried! Be sure to check out their website. www.swirlybuns.com/




I love to bake bread, as you might know, but I do not always have the time to indulge in my passion. I will be ordering from Swirly Buns in the future! I would recommend that you do too!

You can tell that the people behind Swirly Buns are baking these goodies with love, because these sweet treats are unique, special and nostalgic, they are reminiscent of a childhood sweet prepared by my Mom's loving hands.




*Disclaimer* I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be 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.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.
Monday, March 19, 2012

Dog Problems! Help!

My dog has extreme anxiety during any kind of weather that does not involve sunny skies. Yesterday we were away when a storm rolled through and my poor dang dog did some damage... nothing that cannot be replaced but still ugh.

We have tried many techniques and even medications to relieve him of his stress, fear and anxieties. Obviously we have not had any luck.

I am considering ordering a Thunder Shirt. Have any of you used one? What did you think?

What techniques have you used to calm a stressed animal with success?

I adore my dog. I want to help him, but so far I am striking out and can't find a solution... Any advice, input, recommendations or thoughts would be appreciated!

Sneak Peek: $500+ Cloth Diaper Giveaway Starts Saturday!

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
Would you like to win a LIFETIME SUPPLY of cloth diapers?!
The Go Green ♥ Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers starts this Saturday, March 24th!

Over 175 blogs are coming together to present this fantastic fluffy giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering. Mark your calendar because you don't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win an entire stash of one-size cloth diapers!

ONE WINNER will receive a gigantic cloth diaper prize pack valued at $546!
And, the winner will get to select their choice of diaper colors!

This amazing prize pack will include:

20 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
(these true one-size cloth diapers fit 3-45 lbs!)
20 matching flannel/terry cloth wipes
40 microfiber inserts
20 cotton flannel liners
Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
(picture does not show inserts or liners also included)
This giveaway will be open to U.S. and Canada.

Come back March 24-31 for your chance to win it all!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

1 Hour Break Offers Miracle Results In a Convenient Spray!

Stress and anxiety are common aspects of day to day life. At one point or another everyone experiences stress and anxiety. Did you know there is an all-natural spray on the market to help eliminate moodiness, anxiety, nervousness and stress? Please let me tell you about an amazing, one of a kind product that can benefit just about anyone who uses it. 1 Hour Break is the only all-natural spray to help reduce anxiety and increase relaxation on the market.


When I heard about 1 Hour Break, I was excited to try it. I find myself feeling anxious, awkward and shy in social situations at times. I thought that this product could help me to keep it together while interacting with others.

I have skipped out on social events due to my anxiety about social settings. I find myself avoiding large crowds and sometimes I feel panicky in small crowds. I always feel guilty when I allow my anxieties to take over, as it not only impacts my life, but also the quality of life of my family. I understand there are medications to help with situations such as mine, but I am one of those people. Yeah, I don’t even like to take aspirin.



Earlier this week, I put 1 Hour Break to the test. I had a meeting which was causing me to panic and stress out. I used 6 sprays under my tongue. I waited ten minutes and felt good, calm and relaxed. I did not have any side effects other than just a slightly numb sensation in my mouth, which only lasted a few minutes. The spray really did help me to relax. I felt calm. I felt in control, I loved that 1 Hour Break does not impact cognitive functioning; it did not upset my stomach or make me queasy. It simply worked!

What is 1 Hour Break? “It’s a synergy of 5 herbal extracts including the highest quality kava cultivated by farmers in the South Pacific”. It can also help a person get a better night’s sleep by promoting calmness of the mind and body. 1 Hour Break contains a blend of “Vanuatu kava root, Passion flower herb, St. John’s Wort flowers, Lobelia herb, and fresh Pulsatilla herb blended together with grain alcohol and deionized water”.

I love that 1 Hour Break offers Natural Stress Relief, it is convenient, safe to use and does not impair mental processes! What an amazing product that delivers amazing results! 1 Hour Break is ideal for use in a variety of situations and really can make a positive difference in your day to day life, without a prescription!

I would recommend 1 Hour Break to anyone who suffers from irritability, moodiness, stress and anxiety. I would also recommend using this product before bedtime to achieve a better nights rest. To learn more please visit the website. I was pleased with the results 1 Hour Break provided. I feel that this is a great product that provides great results without a prescription. Be sure to seek a doctor’s opinion if you suffer from any medical conditions before using 1 Hour Break.



If you want to try this amazing relaxation spray, now is an excellent time! Let me tell you about this fantastic sale that is going on at the 1 Hour Break website! BUY TWO, GET ONE FREE. One miracle bottle of 1Hour Break currently sells on the market for $9.95 and as you can see, this is an excellent deal!
• Save 42% when you buy 6: on our website.
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Would you like the chance to try 1 Hour Break for yourself? 1 Hour Break has generously offered to give not one, but three Sweet Silly Sara readers the chance to try 1 Hour Break. 3 Winners will receive a 3 pack of 1 Hour Break, a $30 retail value.




*Disclaimer* I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be 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.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.

March Extreme Cash Giveaway!

Welcome to the MARCH EXTREME CASH GIVEAWAY!
We are giving away:



$450 Paypal Cash
There are lots of entries available and this giveaway will go on for a whole month, so take your time! Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back every day and claim your daily entries too.
This giveaway ends 4/12 at 11:59 pm EST and is open worldwide. You only need to enter the giveaway on one of our blogs. Good luck!



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Fans, Freebies and Current Giveaways

Hi everyone! The Bath and Body Works Giveaway has just begun and I am so pleased with the results
I have witnessed from my first giveaway hop. I gained 203 facebook likes today! Welcome new fans! Be sure to enter to win a $60 Bath and Body Works Gift Card here:

http://sweetsillysarasara.blogspot.com/2012/03/good-morning-fans-i-have-joined.html#more

I have found a few great freebies!

Print a coupon for a free Amy's Organic Burrito here:

You can enter to win a great gift pack of coupons for Amy's products here

Print a coupon for a free bottle of water here.

You can get 2 free pouches of Olives here

Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry Tooth Paste for kids sample here.


Don't forget to enter to win a package of Eraselets and a great mini book set from Kane Miller EDC Publications, as well as the Amy's coupon packet!

Amy's Offers Healthy, Easy and Delicious Food Products!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Kane Miller EDC Publishing Offers A Fantastic Mini Book Set Just In Time For Easter!

My son, Rolf is an avid reader for a 21 month old boy. He enjoys reading with Mommy or Daddy, and he enjoys grabbing a book and looking at it on his own. My husband and I like to encourage his love for reading by exposing him to books that will appeal to his imagination. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to share a new chunky book set with Rolf called Mini Machines by James Croft.


Mini Machines includes 4 titles that were all equally thrilling to my son. He has recently taken an interest in trucks and tractors, so the timing for this review was perfect! Bill’s Bulldozer walks you through Bill’s morning at work, where he operates a Bulldozer! My son liked the rhyming and the artwork.  Carl’s Crane explains what a day for Carl is like as a Crane Operator.  Dan’s Dump Truck was really entertaining for Rolf, as he has a few dump truck toys he really loves to play with. While hearing this little story he giggled with delight. Dave’s Digger was perfect for my little boy; he was interested in looking at this book on his own later.

I really like that all four characters appear in the four mini books, which helps to develop an understanding of the different men and jobs, and how they can all work together to complete the job. The Mini Machine box set is ideal for children ages 2 to 4. The books are sturdy and durable, which is a must for eager hands. The story is simple and cute and the art work is vibrant and engaging.


My little boy loves this set of mini books and I bet your little guy would too! You can order it online for $7.99 by visiting this page. There are many other great titles to appeal to young readers available online. Be sure to browse the other titles and I am sure you will find several titles your children would enjoy!

Easter is right around the corner, and I am by no means saying Easter Candy is bad, but, I think that this set of Mini Machine Books by James Croft would be a perfect alternative to a little Easter Candy!



Kane Miller EDC Publishing offers books that appeal to the imagination and curiosity of children on a variety of topics. Would you like the chance to win the Mini Machines 4 book set? Kane Miller EDC Publishing has generously offered to give one lucky Sweet Silly Sara reader a set. Please enter via the rafflecopter form below!

*Disclaimer* I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be 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.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.





A Bracelet You Can Erase With! Eraselets Review and Giveaway!

I cannot wait to share this amazing product with you! Parents will love this one just as much as students! Let me tell you about a great product that is functional and fun too. Eraselets are one of the best products I have run across in a long time. What exactly is an Eraselet you may ask? Eraslets are amazing erasers that you wear like a bracelet!


I was thrilled to receive an Animal Pack of Eraselets. In this pack I had assorted colors of Eraselets featuring cute critters such as turtles, monkeys and bunnies to name a few. Not only did I find these Eraselets to be stylish and adorable, but they are ideal for kids and adults alike. I have the problem of all things stationary related vanishing as soon as they find their way into my home. Thanks to this product, I always have an eraser at my disposal!


I love supporting companies that are dedicated to making the world a better place. When you make a purchase from this unique company, you have made a difference, as Eraselets donate 10% of their Net profits to a great cause the Erase World Hunger program.





Eraselets are easy to use, they erase like a dream, and kids love them as much as I do! I shared one of my Eraselets with Savannah, the delightful teenager who has a play date with my little boy every week. Savannah is a little bit of a perfectionist when it comes to her assignments looking great. She told me she struggles to find an eraser that can remove all of her mistakes and leave her paper looking presentable. Savannah let me know after using her Eraselet that “this is the BEST eraser I have ever used! I love it!”


Another thing I like about Eraselets is that they are made in the USA, there is very little eraser junk left behind as a result of erasing and they were designed to work well with low end copy paper, notebook paper and other porous paper products that kids use every day in school!


Eraselets are more than a great product, they can be customized which would make them ideal for fundraisers or marketing your business. I think Eraselets would make a perfect addition to a goodie bag for a school or birthday party. To learn more about customizing Eraslets to meet your needs please contact Kimberly Ricci. Your school fundraiser can purchase packages of Eraselets at wholesale prices and earn 100% profit, making this a fun and unique way to earn extra money!


Be sure to visit the website and have a look around. These are great and functional products that will delight your kids! You can also buy Eraselets in Dollar General Market locations and at Lifeway Christain Stores!


Eraselets are affordable. You can purchase a pack of 6 for $4.95, and shipping is free! Would you like to win a pack for yourself? Eraselet has generously offered one Sweet Silly Sara reader their choice of one retail pack of Eraselets! There are seven to pick from, visit the website to find the one you like best! Enter via the rafflecopter form below!



*Disclaimer* I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be 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.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.



Sunday, March 11, 2012










Good Morning Fans!! I have joined together with some awesome other bloggers to bring you this Easterrific giveaway!! You will be entering to win a $60 gift card to Bath and Body Works! Just in time for Easter, this will make a great gift for yourself or a loved one! This giveaway will start on 3/14/12 at midnight EST and end on 3/21/12 at midnight EST. The winner will be announced on 3/21/12 that person will then have 24 hours to claim their prize, if they do not claim the prize within the 24 hours a new winner will then be chosen.  Please make sure you follow ALL rules for this giveaway, if I find out that someone is NOT following all rules, any entries from that person will be deleted and you will be disqualified. Good Luck to everyone and thanks for entering.

Time To Change Those Batteries!

I hope everyone has had a great weekend so far! Also a reminder if you did not do it yesterday... please change the batteries in  your smoke detectors!

The weekend has been kind to me thus far! Yesterday I went shopping to pick up a few baby shower gifts for next weekend. I also hooked up my dog with a new pillow for his birthday, assorted sprinkles for a friend who has a birthday coming up soon, and some non candy treats for my son for Easter (a big truck, a Sesame Street book in Spanish, Cars Stickers). Last night my little family was happy to hang out at home and watch movies.

Today, I have basically no household chores with the exception of the never ending battle to keep up with our laundry, so I am going to do some baking. I am thinking a double batch of dinner rolls and shortcakes for dessert tonight. I am also going to get a few reviews up today and I have not forgot about the giveaways!

Next weekend I have plans to travel to South Eastern Ohio to attend the baby shower for my great niece. I am most excited about seeing my parents! I have not spent any time with them except for a short and busy afternoon for Christmas several months ago.

It makes me sad that my son does not know my parents. Rolfie is 21 months old, and I hate that he doesn't know his Momawa and Popaw. Rolfie is amazing, and I want my parents to see what an amazing kid I have. They only see him being shy with our infrequent visits... It drives me more crazy that he does know my husbands mother and is just fine with her because somehow it works out that we see her A LOT more often...

So here is my question to all of you parents. How do you balance visits with grandparents? Does one set see the children more than the other?
Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fathers Day Gift Ideas Giveaway Event!

Bloggers: Here is another great event you will want to sign up for!

It is a perfect time to find what gifts you would like to give to your father. Makobi Scribe is proud to present Father’s Day Gift Ideas Giveaway Event from June 10 12:01 PM EST to June 18  at midnight EST and is accepting signups now.


The cost is $5 to sign up and prizes must be have a minimum value of $25. If you sign up please let her know Sweet Silly Sara sent you! 


This will be a great event to meet other bloggers and gain new followers! I know I am excited about it!


To sign up visit this page.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pampered Pooch Giveaway Hop: Event to Sign Up For!

In hopes of gaining new friends and followers I am getting in on several great Giveaway Hops in the coming months. One I am really excited about is the Pampered Pooch Giveaway Hop.
It runs from April 15th to May1st. You need to offer a gift valued at $20 for PETS to participate! 


If you sign up please let them know Sweet Silly Sara sent you! http://green-mama-jama.blogspot.com/2012/02/pampered-pooch-blog-hop-sign-ups-now.html


Love your pets? Join us April 15-May 1, 2012 for thePampered Pooch Giveaway Hop hosted by Green Mam-a Jam-aMy UN-Entitled Life, & Whirlwind of Surprises. Sign ups are now open!



Dessert! Peanut Butter Cream Puffs



I made the most amazing dessert tonight. It was super easy too!



I baked one box of 6 puff pastry cups at 425 for 20 minutes. I let them cool for 30 minutes.

I whipped one cup of heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of sugar until thick and smooth.
I added 1/2 a cup of honey roasted smooth peanut butter and mixed for one minute.
I filled the cups of puff pasty with this mixture.... Talk about heavenly! Too delicious for words to do justice!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bumblebars are Vegan, Organic and Fantastic!*

In my search for healthy snack options, I ran across a product I could not resist. Bumblebars. What is a Bumblebar you may ask? A Bumblebar is an organic, gluten free bar of sesame seed goodness. They are chewy, they are naturally sweetened, and they are filling.  They are vegan approved and kids love them too!

Bumblebar offers many great flavors to satisfy just about any type of craving. I really loved the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bumblebars; they reminded me of a Peanut Butter No Bake Cookie. My son really loved the Chai Almond Bumblebar, we planned to share it, but he claimed it as his own after one bite. It was flavorful, delicious and best of all good for him.

My husband liked the original Bumblebar, he can be a no frills kind of guy, so this was ideal for his taste. He also liked the Luscious Lemon, he said it was chewy, refreshing and the flavor was reminiscent of summer afternoons.

Bumblebar is more than a yummy organic vegan treat. Bumblebars are ethically sourced products, empowering people to live better lives. By working with small farmers and paying a fair price for organic goods, Bumblebar helps to source community projects in developing regions.

If you have not had a chance to try Bumblebars, please visit the website Bumblebar and order a few. You certainly will find several flavors to appeal to your taste preferences. Bumblebars retail for $1.99 each, but there is a sale going on right now, which makes this an ideal time to stock up on an organic sesame bar that is not only nutritious but also delicious.

Be sure to check out this great video which will help you understand the difference between Bumblebars and other pesticide filled bars!



*Disclaimer* I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be 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.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Donut Balls

Hey! It's Tuesday!

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend, and I hope Monday was kind to you!

In my world, the house is clean, the little one is napping and I am happy to be catching up here!

I made a really great, easy dessert I want to share with you

Donut Balls
1 box of donut holes (about 30) I used glazed original
1 tub of Cool Whip, thawed
1/3 plus 1 tablespoon of milk
1 box of instant pudding mix I used French Vanilla SAVE the CONTAINER! YOU will use it again!

Mix the milk and the pudding mix, it will be kind of like a blob of pudding. Add the Cool Whip and blend well. I used a low setting on a hand mixer and mixed for a minute or so. Return the pudding mixture to the Cool Whip container and place it in the freezer for 10-20 minutes.

Make a thin slice on one side of the donut hole. Then slice in half. The slice that is cut on both sides becomes the bottom, separate the 'tops' and 'bottoms'. Repeat until all donut holes are ready.

Remove the mixture from the freezer, place a dollop on the 'bottom' section of the donut hole, gently pressing the 'top' section on the pudding mixture.

Serve immediately or refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

These are pretty , easy and delicious!
Next time I will try chocolate pudding and donuts...


Friday, March 2, 2012

CandyCane Press The Leprechaun's Big Pot of Gold Review and Giveaway!

My little boy, Rolf, is 21 months old and he really loves to read! We recently sat down with a great title from Ideals Books, that delighted my son, and I believe would appeal to young readers and their parents alike.

This month’s featured book is The Leprechaun’s Big Pot of Gold, by Patricia Reeder Eubank. The story is about a lonesome Leprechaun who is seeking a pot of Gold, but finds a more valuable and cherished gift, the gift of friendship. The art work is great, the board book is sturdy enough to endure the eager hands of a young child, and the story is entertaining and adorable.



You can buy The Leprechaun’s Big Pot of Gold, by Patricia Reeder Eubank at the Ideals Publication website for $6.99. It will be money well spent, as your little readers will enjoy this book time and again!

I like that while enticing my young reader with fantastic art, I can tell him a story that inspires his imagination while helping him to begin the process of understanding friendships and building them to last at a young age.

Ideals Books has been kind enough to send me an extra book to share with a lucky reader! You can win a copy of Roma Downey’s Little Angels series, Angels watching Over Us . Enter via the rafflecopter form below!

*Disclaimer* I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be 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.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.





Herr's Snack Foods Review and Giveaway!*

You might already know potato chips are my absolute weakness. Imagine my delight when I received a fantastic assortment of chips from Herr’s to try out!

Herr’s Potato Chips have been around since 1946 and now produces over 340 varieties of snack foods! The company is based out of Nottingham Pennsylvania and is a leader in the snack food industry for good reason, they make great products!

My favorite would have to be either the Herr’s Sour Cream and Onion or the Herr’s Cheddar Sour Cream Potato Chips! They were crispy and loaded with flavor! For a potato chip fanatic like myself, they were dream and awe inspiring!

My son really loved the Herr's Honey Cheese Curls, they were ideal for him, as he is 21 months old, and these delicious cheese curls basically melted in his mouth!

My husband was crazy for the Old Bay Seasoned Herr’s Potato Chips. They were really great and unique with a undeniable seafood flavor to them! It reminded us of the cool flavors we always find on our beach side vacations, and we both liked the different flavor!

I think that with 340 varieties of snacks, there is sure to be a flavor of Herr’s that appeals to your family! It is important to eat healthy, but you only live once, and a life lived without the indulgence of a Herr’s chip… well… that doesn’t sound too fun to me!

Be sure to visit the Herr's website and explore their yummy snacks! You can order any of their delicious varieties of goodies online if Herr's are unavailable where you live!

Wanna a few bags of Herr’s snacks? Enter via the rafflecopter form below!

*Disclaimer* I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be 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.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.

Funky Monkey Review and Giveaway!*

I am really interested in dried fruits, because dried fruits make a healthy food choice that is tasty and nutritious. Not to mention really convenient! I love crispy dried fruits, and have tried many brands. My favorite brand is hands down Funky Monkey The Fruit That Crunches. This is a really flavorful, crunchy and delicious freeze dried fruit snack.

I was fortunate to sample Bananamon, a crispy banana chip with real cinnamon. This was my favorite, a perfect combination of natural sweetness and crunch. The flavors paired together perfectly!




My husband really loved Funky Monkey Fruit Snacks Carnival Mix, a pleasant blend of banana, apple, papaya and pineapple.

My son really liked Funky Monkey Fruit Snacks Purple Funk a blend of organic freeze dried bananas and acai berries. Normally he does not like freeze dried fruits, but I think the packaging was visually appealing and it enticed him to try something new. For that reason alone I will continue to offer these delicious, nutritious, organic freeze dried fruits to my family.

I would recommend this product to anyone, as it is really delicious, nutritious and convenient. I loved everything about all 7 varieties of Funky Monkey Fruit Snacks, from the fragrant aroma, to the visually appealing fruit and packaging, to the top notch taste. This is an all-natural organic product. It tastes as good as it is good for you!


Funky Monkey Fruit Snacks offer 3 servings of fruit in each one ounce package, making it easy to get more fruits in your diet while enjoying a crunchy and naturally sweetened organic freeze dried fruit. There are seven fantastic varieties available. Be sure to visit the website and explore the different flavors!




Funky Monkey Snacks have generously offered to give one Sweet Silly Sara reader a sampler package that contains a pouch of each of the seven flavors of Funky Monkey Organic Freeze Dried Fruit Snacks. Please enter via the rafflecopter form below.

*Disclaimer* I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be 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.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

How Do You Get This Stuff?

I am by no means the Queen of Free, but I am often impressed with the things I get free via the internet. Yesterday I was asked questions about how I am getting these things for free by a curious acquaintance. For anyone who wants to know where you can really earn cash or rewards keep reading. If you have recommendations for other great sites please comment!

I have participated at textbroker for several years now. This is my go to writing site. I love that I can research new topics and choose only the assignments I want to write. Textbroker pays weekly and the minimum payout is $10, which is really easy to earn.

I have been a member of Inbox Dollars for several years now. I like that I can earn money by opening emails, or doing tasks, taking surveys or completing 100% free offers. Payout is $30 and is made via a check.

I search the web at Swagbucks every day, I earn swagbucks which can be redeemed for literally hundreds of different things. I usually go for amazon gift cards myself.

I am a superpoints member. You can get amazon or paypal cash, ipods, gift cards and so much more!

I also use MyPoints, and as a BzzAgent I get tons of points to redeem towards gift cards. If you want a referal for mypoints, feel free to comment with your email on this post.

I test products, write reviews and host giveaways, which really accounts for a lot of the freebies I am able to get at no cost.

Of course, I sign up for crazy amounts of samples. Truth be told, I don't use most of them, but I make sure they get into the hands of someone who will.

I love Club Bing, but it is ending in May, I believe. I got a fantastic camera from this program a few months back.

I participate in www.dollarsurveys.net and earn a few dollars a week via paypal.

The best advice I can give someone looking to score lots of great freebies is...

1) Request samples! Start a separate email for this to avoid tons of mail you won't read.
2) Enter giveaways and Sweepstakes. You can't win if you don't enter. Use real email for these things just in case you do win!
3) Sign up for any program I mentioned in this post!
4) Refer others to earn more points! This is key to reaching great rewards quickly. All of the above mentioned programs are legit! Why not sign up then tell your friends about it? Who doesn't like easy to earn free stuff?!
5) Follow a few great blogs to keep up with the best deals and steals!