Sunday, January 25, 2015

Woodie Specs Giveaway

Woodie Specs Giveaway 

~ Winner Chooses Prize ~ 

Ends 2/26!

Deliciously Savvy was lucky enough to review this fabulous watch! Check out my review HERE

Now..... 1 LUCKY winner will receive any item of their choice from Woodie Specs!!! 
You can choose from their gorgeous watches or their fabulous shades! Either way, you are getting a gorgeously crafted product from Woodie Specs. ($109 ARV)

Sponsored By: Woodie Specs
Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy
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A BIG Thank You To Our Sponsor!!!
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Check Woodie Specs Out HERE
Giveaway Dates: 1/26 12AM EST until 2/26 12AM EST
Entrants Must be 18+ and is Valid For Us Residents Only
This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway will end at 12:00 AM (EST) on 2/26/15.

And Now The Giveaway!!!

Good Luck!

Deliciously Savvy and The Minister's Wife Stamps and Saves did not receive any form of compensation for this giveaway. Once winner is selected via the Rafflecopter process, the product will be shipped. Winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. No other blog associated with this giveaway is responsible for the product shipment. Woodie Specs is providing the prize to the winner. Thank You for stopping by!
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Hearts Afire Valentines Giveaway Event

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Welcome to the Hearts Afire Valentines Event! 
There will be eight (8) winners with one (1) prize per winner. 


A gift for Him. This leather bound flask would be a perfect gift for your guy, and you can have it personalized with his initials! 9th & Elm has a variety of products that are perfect as gifts for your Valentine! Sign up for 9th & Elm here. The arv of this prize is $46 Purchase yours at 9th & Elm. Not signed up?  Take a moment and sign up for 9th & Elm.

Sample photo of some of the available candles.
Winners Choice of Candle up to $25.  See a review here. The arv of this prize is $25,00- Purchase yours at Jewelry in Candles by Nicole Casey.

This absolutely GORGEOUS Infinity Necklace with 1/20 CT TW Diamonds in Sterling Silver and 10k gold.  ARV of this prize is $109-  You can purchase one at Kay Jewelers

This is the gift that will keep on giving! Winner will have their choose a four pack of plantable greeting cards! Read a review here. You can purchase them here in the specialized gifts section from La Bella Baskets. 

For that little black dress you want to buy to wear for Valentines Day,  rent a Limo, or take a short road trip, whatever you want to make Valentines Day super special, this $500 Gift card will help out!  Arv: $500 Do you love to travel? Get Cash  back on ALL your travel booking! Visit Our World Travel to book! 

Someone will be heading out to Texas Roadhouse for dinner! You can use this $100 for Valentines dinner, or any time you want to grab a thick, juicy steak! Arv: $100  

We can't forget the little ones for Valentines Day! So this $100 Toys R Us gift card will come in handy to buy a special treat for the child(ren)! Arv: $100

And last, but not least, we can't forget the fur babies! Grab your fur baby a gift at Petsmart with this $100 Petsmart Gift Card! Or take them in for a "Spaw Day"! Arv: $100

Enter to win with then entry form below. 

Terms and Conditions: This event is open to residents of the US and Canada aged 18+. Void where prohibited by law. All entries are combined and ran through to ensure a fair drawing.  Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours from the time stamp on the email to respond with their information.  If no response is received, winner will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be chosen.  Winners will be announced on our Winners Page. Participating bloggers are not responsible for shipment of prizes. All prizes will be shipped directly from the sponsors. All entries will be verified, and taking an entry without doing the task can disqualify you. All tasks other than the very first one on the main Giveaway Tool are OPTIONAL, however for each task you complete will give you a greater chance of winning one of the prizes. If you have any questions, please contact
The Minister's Wife Stamps and Saves did not receive any form of compensation for participating in this giveaway.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Children Learn To Write In Different Ways! Help Yours To Do Their Best With StartWrite 6.0 and a Giveaway

Learning to write is something we all need to do. Finding things that will help your children do well with their writing, whether manuscript or cursive is not always easy.

As a homeschooling mom, I remember dealing with trying to get enough practice in for my boys to write and keep their attention. The curriculum we had never seemed to have enough sheets for them to really do well. I often spent a lot of time making my own papers for them to practice on. It was time consuming and no fun at all.

StartWrite 6.0 has a solution for either a homeschool family, a school teacher, or just a parent who wants to help their children succeed in school.

Make writing fun:
  Handwriting is an art and a physical skill that is essential to communication, even in our electronic age. But it requires practice, and just like grown-ups, kids get bored with busy work. Custom worksheets keep your students interested, with words and sentences they relate to. Now they will love to write (at least until they learn to send text messages). 
Imagination is power: 
 Make your worksheets pop! Startwrite 6 includes easy to use yet robust design tools, so you can control colors and a variety of letter attributes. Add cute Border Art to highlight the word your students are learning. Insert Dotted Shapes so they can practice drawing squares, circles and triangles while they learn to write the words. Add Clip Art, Area Shading, Start Dots, and lots more. The only real problem we see with StartWrite Version 6 is that with all the new options and features you'll enjoy creating worksheets so much that you'll forget you're supposed to be making them for the kids. Meet the teacher's pet:
 New features let you create the right challenges for each child. Letter Outlines and Decision Dots help children get started at a very early age. As they progress, help them practice each letter with Shaded Areas, Start Dots and color-coded Stroke Arrows. Create meaningful worksheets in a snap, saving hours of lesson prep time. ¡Buenas noticias!:
 Startwrite 6.0 is bilingual. Spanish fonts make it easy for Spanish-speaking students to practice writing in their own language and English, and for English-speaking children to learn Spanish.

After playing around with the program on and off for several days I started getting the hang of it. The website has wonderful tutorial videos to help you really learn the program and all the neat options that are available. I really wish I had this when we were starting homeschooling!

Everything you need to know is available on their website to help you through downloading the program and using it from day one. Plus they offer ideas and suggestions to motivate you and that you can replicate on your own. This is something I can really recommend with no reservations! It's worth every penny!!

Te regular price for StratWrite 6.0 is $49.95. Right now it is on sale for $39.95!! It is well worth it too! You can purchase it HERE! To download the program there is no other fee. To order software CD's costs another $5 for shipping and handling.

StartWrite has generously offered to give one of my readers their own StartWrite 6.0 to download. Just use the Rafflecopter below to enter!

Open to Continental US Residents only. Must be 18 or older to enter. Limit one entry per household/address. All entries will be verified. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to winning notification if if no response then another winner will be chosen. Contest ends at 12:01 AM 1/31/15. The Minister's Wife Stamps and Saves is not responsible for the delivery of the prize. The company sponsoring this giveaway is solely responsible for the delivery of the prize to the winner(s). The Minister's Wife Stamps and Saves is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails or physical mail. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, Instagram, or any other social media. Void where prohibited by law.

We received samples of the products for the purpose of review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed here are those of the author.

Is Your Hairy Face Getting You Down?

My husband has had a beard for almost the whole 30 years we have been married. When he graduated college he grew one right away because he finally could. You see the school we went to had restrictions on things like beards, hair length, dress code, etc... So as soon as he was out the door, the beard started.

It stuck!

He has gone through stages with it; short, longer, really trimmed, sort-of trimmed, scraggly (not a fun stage), and through the whole time he has dealt with all the typical problems guys have when they sport a beard. Taking care of it, he says, is easier than having to shave everyday, but it's tough finding products that work without making it look like you use products.

Smooth Viking has an awesome line of products for men and their beards. Rick got to try out three of them and here is what he has to say about them.
These Smooth Viking products use all natural ingredients in easily applicable forms to "moisturize, invigorate and nourish" one's beard. It is difficult to tell how each of the products perform each of these tasks, but they are all simple to use and a little bit goes a long way. The Beard Balm is intended for use in a wet beard. The Beard Conditioner is a balm designed for use when the beard is dry. The Beard Oil is similar to the Beard Conditioner but in a liquid form. I believe this product was very effective in clearing up my trouble with itchiness.

Now he didn't give you the whole story. His beard looks and feels better. He really liked the Beard Conditioner the most. From the first time he used it he mentioned that his face felt better, less dry and itchy. And it really does look better, healthier. Plus it is much, much softer! That's something I really like. Can't begin to tell you the number of times a whisker or two have poked my face when we smooched. Ouch!

Here's a little from Smooth Viking:
At Smooth Viking we are are changing the way that you take care of your beard. Our 100% natural blend of ingredients will help tame and style your unruly beard while keeping it healthy and nourished. All of our ingredients are 100% Natural: Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba, Beeswax, Pure Essential Oil.

As a woman, I have no idea how well it feels or helps with dryness and itch, but I do know what I see and feel. Believe me, his beard has never been this soft and I love it! I think it would benefit anyone you know who is sporting a beard.

You can purchase any of the Beard Conditioner HERE, the Beard Oil HERE, and the Beard Balm HERE!

We received samples of the products for the purpose of review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed here are those of the author.

Need A Little Extra Light? Then This Is Jsut What You Need!

Have you ever needed just a little more light with your computer, or maybe when you are done with the computer and want to do something else? It happens from time to time and it's good to have an extra light handy.

Lumenate has a nifty USB Reading Lamp with Flexible Gooseneck that can really come in handy. It has two extra bright LED lights that adjust to two levels of brightness. That's great for when you may be reading in a dark vehicle or room while others are sleeping or resting.

The flexible neck can be positioned in a ton of ways to make the light go where you need it to. The really neat things is that it fits all devices with a powered USB port. That means it will work with laptops, netbooks, PC's, Macs, USB hubs, and wall chargers. I like it with the cigarette USB we have. The little light is handy to see things down low in our vehicle where the ceiling light does not reach. When you have dropped something in the dark, having a flexible light that reaches where you need it to comes in very handy!

Love the fact that you do not need batteries of any kind. In fact if you have a battery charger you can use this light with the USB port on the charger; no need to have your computer or other device with you. It's super lightweight and easy to take around with you. I like that it can fit in my Kindle case with the credit card sized battery charger and the Kindle.

This is a great little light that would be a lot more handy than you think. When I first asked my son to try it out, he thought he really didn't need it, after all he had the light from his computer screen. After he tried it for a few days, he changed his mind. He said it really is nice to have!

You can purchase your own Lumenate USB Reading Lamp with Flexible Gooseneck HERE!

We received samples of the products for the purpose of review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed here are those of the author.

A Stitch In Crime ~ The Next Addition To The Quilts Of Love Book Series

I am a huge fan of mysteries similar to Poirot and Miss Marple. There is just something about them that draws me in. One of the newest books in the Quilts Of Love series does just that. A Stitch In Crime is not an awesome book, but it is a good book. You will get drawn into the mystery and the weaving of the quilt throughout the book.

There are some areas of the book that are a little rough and you feel like the characters back stories really don't fit with what is going on now. But you will want to know the who, why, when for what happened. It's worth the read, but like me, I don't think it will be a favorite. But I will say the choice of the cover picture being a crazy quilt fits well. It goes along with the odd characters all fitting together to make a whole, just like the odd pieces of material and decorations go together to make a crazy quilt!

About the book:
Thea's first quilt show is coming apart at the seams!

Thea James has accepted an assignment as co-chairperson for Larkindale's first quilt show extravaganza. Juggling the new assignment with running her antique business, she's already feeling frayed when things start to unravel. 

Mary-Alice Wentworth, a much-loved town matriarch, respected quilt judge, and Thea's dear friend, is covertly conked on the head during the kick-off Quilt Show Soiree, throwing suspicion on her guests. It also appears that a valuable diamond brooch has been stolen during the attack. The family is furious. But is it because of their mugged mother or the missing diamonds?

When a renowned textile expert goes MIA and the famous Wentworth heritage quilt disappears, Larkindale's reputation as a tourist haven is at risk. Thea attempts to piece the mystery together and save the town's investment in the quilt show before Mary-Alice is attacked again . . . with far worse results.

Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.

About the Author:

Author and speaker Cathy Elliot nourishes her night-owl habit by creating cozy mysteries and more on her trusty laptop in Anderson, California. Like the protagonist in her new mystery, Cathy is an avid quilter. Besides collecting (too much) cool fabric, she also enjoys hunting for antique treasures.

Connect with Cathy online: website, Facebook

I received a copy of the book for the purpose of review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Kroger Freebie Friday ~ FREE Chobani Simply 100 Greek Yogurt

Freebie Friday is already here! Man this week went fast.

Kroger has a digital coupon for One FREE Chobani Simply 100 Greek Yogurt (5.3oz). This is available to download on your Kroger or affiliate card. Only available today though!

Click the image above to get yours!