Decorate Your Home with Easy Canvas Prints

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photo to canvas

Our friend Ashley is going to talk about Easy Canvas Prints and her experience with the Easy Canvas Prints ordering process and below you will have a chance to enter to win your very own Easy Canvas!

Easy Canvas Prints
I believe everyone should have a canvas photo in their home on display. Since I have moved into my apartment 2 years ago I really haven’t had a chance to put pictures up. I was given the opportunity to get an 8×10 canvas in exchange for a review. While I am here to talk about the ordering process, I will say that I think everyone should have at least one in their home!

I completed the order process via my smartphone( Note 2).


In the beginning I had an issue with it loading the different sizes and prices . After that incident it went pretty smoothly. I uploaded my picture and I even got to see a proof of what it would look like. Checkout went smoothly, I entered my info and was given different choices for shipping options. I picked the cheapest of course since I wasn’t in a rush to receive my canvas.


At the end of checkout I was given an opportunity for a $10 gift card on my next order if I shared it via FB or email.


I highly recommend Easy Canvas for all your canvas needs.

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Giveaway Time!

Enter to win an 8″”x10″” canvas print ($44.71 value)!

This giveaway will run from July 9 – July 31
To enter click on the Rafflecopter link below to be taken to the form:

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Sibu Omega 7 Chocolates: Valentines Day Giveaway

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I love chocolates! Who doesn’t? Sibu (my favorite beauty/skin care line) has come out with their own chocolates that are nothing short of delicious.  What’s more is that every piece of chocolate has 250 mg of Omega 7…who knew you could get your vitamins in chocolate that tastes so good?!

“Deliciously Healthy, Delightfully Decadent”

Sibu is famous for their use of Omega-7-rich sea buckthorn oil in their skin care products and supplements and now they have brought this into chocolate truffles! They’re chocolate truffles are custom made with a proprietary Belgian liquor chocolate blended with 250 mg of Omega-7-rich sea buckthorn oil in each truffle.

Benefits of Omega-7 include:

>>Nutritional support for skin and mucous membranes
>>Powerful free-radical scavenger
>>Increases vitality
>>Certified Kosher/100% natural
>>May help prevent weight gain

sibu chocolates

The truffles come in dark mint and milk orange flavors. I knew without a doubt I would love the dark mint but to be honest I wasn’t sure if I would like the milk orange. I have a cousin who loves those chocolate covered oranges that you can get at Christmas time and I’ve never been crazy about them…BUT I can truly say that I do like these milk chocolate orange truffles from Sibu. The dark mint is my fave but I enjoy the milk orange as well.

sibu omega 7 chocolates

Buy it: You can purchase Sibu Chocolates online for $17.95 per box, each box includes 8 orange-flavored milk chocolate truffles and 8 mint-flavored dark chocolates for a totally of 16 chocolates.

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Win it: Enter to win a box of Sibu Chocolate Truffles for Valentine’s Day! This giveaway will run from 2/1-2/9, you can enter to when using the Rafflecopter form below:

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Gifts that Give Back: World Vision

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Gifts that Give Back

Sometimes buying holiday gifts can feel like an obligation. Another sweater Grandma won’t wear, another tie to add to Dad’s collection – what if the gifts bought out of social necessity went to supply real necessities around the world? This upcoming holiday season, shoppers can reinvent gift lists with items from the World Vision Gift Catalog. These alternative gift ideas, from goats and chickens to life-saving medicine, honor the recipient and create a lasting impact for people in need. The catalog offers nearly 250 gifts online and in the print version ranging in price from $16 to $39,000. These gifts can be purchased in the name of a family member, teacher, co-worker or child and a few examples include:


>>A Coffee Set ($50): With a contribution of $50 a recipient receives a Fair-Trade Coffee Set which includes a blend of coffee from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica and is delivered with hand-carved olivewood scoop in a gift bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women.

Fair-Trade Coffee Set

This is the set we receive it includes:
>>Whole Bean Coffee Blend
>>World Vision Travel Mug
>>Wooden Scoop
>>Fabric Bag

Coffee Gift set

Other gift options available include:

>>Artisan Multi-Colored Necklace ($100): For $100 the donor receives an artisan multi-colored, glass beaded necklace. This unique, colorful, lariat strand helps fight human trafficking and can be worn as a long or short necklace, bracelet or even as a belt.

>>Goat ($75): One of the most popular gifts because its milk provides protein for children and the surplus can be sold for additional income to purchase medicines and other necessities. Plus, fertilizer from goats can increase the amount of vegetables grown in a family garden.

>>Family Food Kit ($16): Includes nutritious meals like oatmeal, lentil soup or pasta, and a bean and rice casserole to feed a family in the U.S. who has been struck by disaster, homelessness or job loss.

To connect with and learn more about World Vision visit them online
Website | Facebook | Twitter 


Gifts for Men: Noreclo SensoTouch 3D Shaver

When I first saw the Noreclo SensoTouch 3D, I thought it looked like a really nice shaver and it would make a great gift. I surprised the Man of the House by getting him one. Now, since it is winter time he is actually not shaving his beard… but I did get this to use the trimmer portion (yes, it has a trimmer as well) to clean up around the beard.

Noreclo SensoTouch 3D,

Features he loves:

>>Fast Charging Time
>>The lighted display letting you know how much charge time is left
>>Easy Grip
>>Wet Shave Option
>>Skin friendly precision trimmer

Other features include:

>>Low-friction SkinGlide shaving surface – slides smoothly for a close, easy shave
>>Dry Shave Option
>>Dual Blade System
>>3 specialized tracks: slots for normal hair; channels for long or flat laying hair; holes for the shortest stubble on the face.

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The Noreclo SensoTouch 3D Shaver comes with the following:
>>Charging Station/Razor Holder
>>Cleaning Brush

Noreclo SensoTouch 3D,

Win It!

Until December 17 Philips Norelco will give their Twitter followers the chance to upgrade their electric shaving experience — and holiday experience – by giving away a PowerTouch with Aquatec every day. We will also give away a weekly $1,000 and SensoTouch 3D grand prize. You can find all of the details, rules and prizes on their Twitter page @ShaveExperts.

Buy It with a $50 off Coupon

You can download a $50 off coupon for the Norelco SensoTouch 3D

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Green Gift Ideas from Raising Green Kids

When I received the Owie Bag from Raising Green Kids I had every intention on it being needed for my kids. The hubs actually used it twice before either one of the kids needed it, lol. So, what is this Owie Bag? It is a handmade, eco-friendly, non-toxic, reusable, pain relief pack filled with flax seed. It can be used for many ailments as a hot pack or a cold pack. Organic flaxseeds are used in these packs for longer heat retention.

Price: $8.00 for a 2 pack

Here is my daughter feeling a bit under the weather…sipping her herbal tea with her cold Owie pack on her head:

natural remedies

Raising Green Kids carries these nifty little reusable and washable sandwich bags, which are extremely handy. With my daughter and hubby taking their lunches almost daily I cringe at all the plastic bags that were being used. The Lunchskins bag solves that problem! And the materials these bags are made from are non-toxic and food safe.
Price: $16.75 for a 2 pack


Raising Green Kids also has a variety of other “green” items ranging from toys and art supplies to household items and cleaners.

Connect with Raising Green Kids
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Turn Your Digital Photos into Wall Art with Fracture + Giveaway

I love scenic and landscape photography but ironically we have no such photos hanging in our home. When I learned about Fracture, a company that transforms your digital photos into works of art you can hang on the wall, I new I wanted to landscape photo of something around our place. The hubs went and climbed the tall cow feeder to get this great shot of the sun setting over the trees by our house to have “Fractured”.

Here is the photo we used for our Fracture:sunset photography

And here is our 18″ Fracture:
sunset photograph

Fracture sunset photo

Here is the back, you can see it comes with a screw and hole for easy hanging:

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Hanging on the wall

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The ordering process for the Fracture was extremely easy. I simply uploaded the photo I wanted and chose my sizing and layout options. My photo was packaged well and arrived quickly and safely. I’m really pleased with the way it turned out and plan on getting for more photos made from Fracture in the future.

Connect with Fracture:
Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Buy it:

Fracture has several sizing options at affordable prices. You can even get free shipping on any order over $100 using code HHRPROMO at checkout.
Fracture Holiday Deadlines: Order by Dec 7th (international) and Dec 12th (domestic) to ensure delivery by Dec 25th

Win it:

We have teamed up with Fracture to give away one 12″ Fracture! This giveaway is open to residents of the US only and will run from Dec 6- Dec 20. Enter to win using the Rafflecopter entry form below.

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Gifts for Women: Maggie Bags Made with Up Cycled Seat Belts

Maggie Bags are purses, totes and bags made from up cycled seatbelts…you read that right, pretty impressive, no? This company re-purposes seat belt webbing to keep it out of landfills and create the gorgeous and stylish bags like the one you see below.

maggie bags

This particular bag is the Cicily Tote, it measures 12″ L x 5″ W x 7″ H, making it the perfect size for me. I don’t carry a whole lot of stuff in my purse, just the necessities, so I don’t need a huge bag. Oversized bags are actually quite a pain for me. I love the signature purple satin lining of the bags. The inside zipper pockets are a convenient place to keep pens or a cell phone. The outside is sturdy and thick, I can see this bag holding up and withstanding wear and tear for years to come… it is made from seatbelt material after all.

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Maggie Bags come in a variety of sizes and colors, visit their website to see all the beautiful totes and bags they have available. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

These bags would make a great and unique and eco-friendly gift for any woman. There is still plenty of time to order and you can also save 25% with the coupon code below.

Holiday Cut-Off Shipping Dates:

December 13 – Standard Shipping

December 18 – 3-Day Shipping

December 19 – 2-Day Shipping

December 20 – Overnight

Discount Code: Save 25% off Maggie Bags Premier Line until Dec. 31, 2012 using code: HowardGivingGreen


Chuao Chocolate for the Holidays

What are the holidays without a little bit of chocolate… not just any chocolate though, Chuao Chocolates have some of the most amazing chocolate I’ve ever had. Their chocolates are made with natural, non dairy products. Their items range from chocolate bars, to bonbons, truffles and hot chocolate. I, personally, love good chocolate and would be happy to receive any of their chocolates as a gift or in my stocking {hint, hint, just kidding :) }.

“Chuao Chocolatier is pioneering “fusion chocolate” through a commitment to creating unusual, unexpected and delicious flavors using their secret blend of premium chocolate and fresh natural ingredients.”

I tried the following 3 chocolate bars from Chuao:


Dark Chocolate Nut Nirvana

Luscious dark chocolate that is studded with crunchy whole roasted almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios. Dark Nut Nirvana is pure bliss for those enlightened beings who are nuts about nuts. Formerly known as Caracas Dark. Non dairy, vegan friendly. 100 g/ 3.52 oz per bar

This one was my favorite,

Price: $6.00



spicy chocolate

Spicy Maya Chocolate

Seductive cinnamon, pasilla chile and warming cayenne bedded in dark chocolate. Non dairy, vegan friendly.  80 g/ 2.8 oz per bar.

I love this one, too, it’s not too HOT, but it has just the right amount of spices… great combination.

Price: $6.00



bacon chocolate

Maple Bacon Bar

Crisp bites of bacon drizzled with delicate maple sweetness and a sprinkle of bonfire smoked sea salt, bathed in milk chocolate. 80 g/ 2.8 oz  per bar

I wasn’t too wild about this combo, it actually wan’t too bad, but it’s not something I would get regularly for myself. My husband and the guys at his work were crazy about this one though.

Price: $6.00




Close ups of the Nut Nirvana bar (yum!):


There is a variety of Chuao Chocolates available, so you will be sure to find a flavor for everyone on your holiday list this year. Find Chuao Chocolates online and on Facebook.


Gifts for Teens: Ripleys Believe It or Not! Download the Weird

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download the Weird

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download the Weird is the latest book of the wildly popular series that chronicles the weirdest, wildest stories from around the world.

But wait… there’s more! A brand new app allows readers of Download the Weird to actually download the weird.  and watch the stories come alive with bonus videos and images.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download the Weird

Here’s how it works: simply point a smart phone or advanced iPod at the special oddSCAN™ logos in the book and see that story come to life with exclusive bonus content, including videos and images. It’s a one-stop portal that will transport readers deep into the hidden world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! like never before.

>>Meet the world’s oddest couple: he swallows swords, hedge trimmers and umbrella handles while she hangs upside down and lifts lead weights by her hair!

>>Learn why a California man has experienced more than 950 violent car crashes.

>>See tourists risk life and limb to get their picture taken with an 18-foot-long crocodile!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download the Weird

I actually think this is a gift that can be enjoyed by almost anyone, my daughter loves it, she is 7. The stories range from intriguing, hilarious and disgusting. This book has entertained our entire family, even grandma, for weeks.

Enter to win Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download the Weird book in our 12 Days of Gifts Galore Giveaway beginning Nov 25 until Dec 6! Click >>HERE<< to be taken to the giveaway entry form! Good luck!

Find Ripley’s Believe It or Not! online and on Facebook


Unique Gift Ideas: Boxing Glove Oven Mitts

The man of the house does a lot of the cooking that goes on in our home. He enjoys it and is really good at it (how lucky am I). His current oven mitt has seen better days, so for the upcoming holidays I thought these boxing glove oven mitts would make a great unique gift for him.

Unique Gift Ideas: Boxing Glove Oven Mitts

These oven mitts are high quality, I can tell they are well made and will likely last for years to come. They are very well insulated in order to protect the hands from any type of heat.

Unique Gift Ideas: Boxing Glove Oven Mitts

These well made boxing glove oven mitts comes from Living Royal has clothes, accessories, things for the home and just a lot of unique items that would make great gifts. Check out this toilet coffee mug (hehe)



Connect with LivingRoyal

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Win It: Living Royal is offering you, my readers, a chance to win a $75 gift certificate to their online store, this giveaway will begin tonight, stay tuned!