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Friday, August 11, 2017

Awake With Brooklyn Beans CocoMocha Giveaway

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Awake With Brooklyn Beans CocoMocha Giveaway Ends 9/5

Welcome to the Awake With Brooklyn Beans CocoMocha Giveaway!

This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Things That Make People Go Aww

Java John Z's

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Now let’s get to the sponsor!

Brooklyn Beans Roastery

Brooklyn Beans Flavored

Cocomocha

Winner receives 40 pack
$24.00 RV
See the review HERE.

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GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/5/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!

Back to School with Sugar Bowl Bakery Snacks

Welcome to the Sugar Bowl Bakery Giveaway!

This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Things That Make People Go Aww

Java John Z's

 

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Now let’s get to the sponsor!

Sugar Bowl Bakery

WEBSITE ~ FACEBOOK ~ TWITTER ~ INSTAGRAM

 

One package of Madeleines

One package of Brownie Bites

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GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/01/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to julie.talesfromasouthernmom at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at julie.talesfromasouthernmom (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!

 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Find A New Favorite With Brooklyn Beans Giveaway

This post contains affiliate links -- if clicked on sponsors may receive a small commission to support their blog(s).

Find A New Favorite With Brooklyn Beans Flavored Variety Pack Giveaway Ends 8/29

Welcome to the Find A New Favorite With Brooklyn Beans Flavored Variety Pack Giveaway!

This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Things That Make People Go Aww

Java John Z's

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Now let’s get to the sponsor!
 

Brooklyn Beans Roastery

Brooklyn Beans Flavored
Brooklyn Beans Flavored  

Flavored Variety Pack

Winner receives 40 pack
$23.00 RV
See the review HERE.

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GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/29/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Back To School With Elmer's Snacks Giveaway

While I get the photo links switched out, I figured I'd post a few giveaways for you guys!

Welcome to the Back To School With Elmer's Snacks Giveaway!

This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Things That Make People Go Aww

Cook With 5 Kids

Java John Z's

Miles With Christ

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Now let’s get to the sponsor!
   

Elmer's Snacks

 

Lunch Box Special and a Elmer's New Orleans t-shirt

$56.00 RV
See the review HERE.

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GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/5/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

ADMIN POST -- Not So Fast, Photobucket

ADMIN POST -- Not So Fast, Photobucket!

Last night, I made a post about Photobucket nailing me with their new '3rd Party Hosting' restrictions.

Well, As you can see, I'm SLOWLY getting the site fixed. It's a long and tedious process. But the new way I have right now is actually going to be easier for me in the long run.

Camp NaNoWriMo is still a no-go for me... which has me COMPLETELY bummed. But getting the site to look decent again is 100 times more important than writing a book/novella.

 I'll (hopefully) just do actual NaNoWriMo in November.

So, give me maybe... A week, possibly 2? I SHOULD be able to correct everything in that time.  I will still share disability-related articles on Facebook to keep the page 'alive,' But NO reviews will be posted until the site is completely fixed.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

ADMIN POST -- Photobucket got me.

ADMIN POST -- Photobucket got me.

So, as you may have noticed, The site looks TERRIBLE. The thing is Photobucket nailed me with the 'hotlinking' policy.

The GOOD news? I have all the image files.

The BAD news? It's going to take me a while to replace the images... if I even TRY.

I have 372 posts... I'd say 360-365 have images... Then you need to consider the sidebar images... it's going to take me a long, long, LONG time to upload and recode everything.

I don't even have a reliable image host at this point.

I'm honestly at a loss here, folks. This MAY be the end of The CP Chick.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

#BehindTheBlogger -- I'm Proud to Be...

#BehindTheBlogger -- I'm Proud to Be...

For this week’s installment of #BehindtheBlogger, it’s all about being proud of who you are. Most people are probably going to be writing about being American (or some other nationality) being we just came off of the 4th of July holiday.

But I’m not… that’s not to say I’m NOT proud to be an American, because I most certainly am. However, I decided to take a different approach to this week’s topic.

I’m proud to be disabled.

Most people wouldn’t admit to that. There’s this ‘stigma’ around being disabled that we should be ashamed of it.

But I’m not.

I was raised to embraced it. Mommy raised me that my disability did not define me. She raised me that I could do anything I put my mind to, even if it was slower or a different way than most people. As long as the end result was the same, who cared how it got done?

And that way of thinking got me through 23 years of my life, doing pretty well. I led a full life, going places and doing things that able-bodied people were doing.

I mean, not many disabled people have the nerve, much less the chance to try out for football cheerleading (and this is one of my most treasured high school memories, even though I didn’t make the squad).

And then, I moved to NY and things went downhill. I really can only blame one person for this…

MAMA MELISSA’S FATHER.

I’m not sure if he’s from the ‘old’ way of thinking, that disabled people should be locked away, or if he thinks because I call his daughter ‘Mama’ now and I’m ‘polluting his gene pool,’ but he makes me feel like I should be ashamed to have Cerebral palsy.

I’m constantly told I’m ret*rded (even though my CP affects the physical lobes of my brain, not the mental lobes) and other negative comments to do with my disability.

I’m constantly being… for lack of a better word, ‘bullied’ because I use a walker or arm crutches to get around.

Basically, I’m reminded every day that I should be ‘ashamed’ of being disabled.

But I refuse to be.

I’m PROUD to be disabled… it’s what makes me, me!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Chewy Blogger -- Halo Spot's Stew Wholesome Chicken Recipe Toy & Small Breed Dry Dog Food

Chewy.com

ABOUT CHEWY.COM
We’re dog and cat lovers who want only the best-quality products for our pets. And we’re always on the go. That’s why we created Chewy.com: a specialty pet retailer stocking the very best brands under one roof, with fast delivery right to yours.

Consider us your neighborhood pet store, but better. We’re knowledgeable and always ready to answer your questions. But you won’t have to lug that fifty-pound bag of dog food to your car because we’ll deliver it right to your door.
Having taken April off for Camp NaNoWriMo, I did not choose anything from Chewy. That being said, May was our eleventh month with Chewy. I chose two products for May, but I am splitting them up into two posts. Let's have a look at one of the products we were sent!


^^what we received -- morsels are NOT shown actual size^^

Halo Spot's Stew Wholesome Chicken Recipe Toy & Small Breed Dry Dog Food
Halo's meat based diets use only whole meat protein and say "NO" to meat meals of any kind in our dry dog food. This highly digestible, natural dog food provides nutrition made with butcher-quality chicken, whole egg, and farm-raised vegetables for all breeds and life stages, whether you have a puppy or a dog who’s ready for senior dog food. Halo’s small breed dog food is nutritionally balanced with the finest quality ingredients for a happy pet—inside and out.

Key Benefits
~Made with real chicken and other pure, natural ingredients with added vitamins, minerals and other trace nutrients
~Small kibble is designed for small mouths and the chewing action helps to clean your pet’s teeth
~Balanced omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids to support healthy skin and a shiny coat
~Added DHA omega-3 to maintain healthy brain function
~Meets AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages and formulated specifically for dogs between 2 and 25 lbs

As I've said before, Chase is a poultry dog. He will scarf down the chicken and turkey treats we give him with no hesitation.

So, when I saw this as an option in May, I requested it immediately.

Chase loves it. He'll munch on this throughout the day without any prodding, like with some other commercial brands we've tried. At night, the food dish is empty and he's actually looking to see if he dropped any out of the bowl! (I may or may not be guilty of sneaking him another pinch before bed. *giggle* )

As with most treat bags, these both have the ‘Ziploc’ style seals, and if not lined up properly, may not seal tightly. This is the MAIN issue I see disabled people having with these bags. However, The plus side to ordering from chewy.com is they deliver right to your door. For someone disabled, who maybe doesn't drive or relies on public transportation, this is completely helpful.

The Halo Spot's Stew Wholesome Recipe Toy & Small Breed Dry Dog Food is available at chewy.com in Grain-Free Whitefish & Salmon, Chicken, and Turkey, Duck, & Pheasant flavors. Please click the link above to see pricing.

FINAL THOUGHTS
I made another great selection in May! Chase loves his goodies from Chewy.com! He gets so excited when the 'blue box' arrives each month!
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**I AM A BLOGGER FOR CHEWY.COM As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

Chewy Blogger - Merrick Backcountry Wild Prairie Real Chicken Jerky Dog Treats

Chewy.com

ABOUT CHEWY.COM
We’re dog and cat lovers who want only the best-quality products for our pets. And we’re always on the go. That’s why we created Chewy.com: a specialty pet retailer stocking the very best brands under one roof, with fast delivery right to yours.

Consider us your neighborhood pet store, but better. We’re knowledgeable and always ready to answer your questions. But you won’t have to lug that fifty-pound bag of dog food to your car because we’ll deliver it right to your door.
Having taken April off for Camp NaNoWriMo, I did not choose anything from Chewy. That being said, May was our eleventh month with Chewy. I chose two products for May, but I am splitting them up into two posts. Let's have a look at one of the products we were sent!


^^what we received -- stick is NOT shown actual size^^

Merrick Backcountry Wild Prairie Real Chicken Jerky Dog Treats
Merrick Backcountry Wild Prairie Real Chicken Jerky Dog Treats are hearty jerky strips with a wood-smoked taste dogs go wild for. These treats are grain-free with no gluten ingredients and have real chicken as the first ingredient. Specially formulated to mimic the ancestral canine diet, Merrick’s Chicken Jerky Dog Treats are all-natural and packed with the meaty protein your dog craves.

Key Benefits
~Feature a hearty, wood-smoked taste that dogs go wild for
~These treats are grain-free with no gluten ingredients and have real chicken as the first ingredient
~Specially formulated to mimic the ancestral canine diet
~All-natural and packed with the meaty protein your dog craves
~No corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives

As I've said before, Chase is a poultry dog. He will scarf down the chicken and turkey treats we give him with no hesitation.

After seeing how much he liked the True Chewz Grillers in January and the Purina Beyond Cutlets White Meat Chicken Grain-Free Dog Treats in March, I was sure he'd like these. And I was right; However, These do need to be broken up him. They are a bit tougher for him to pull apart and chew, so we need to break them into tinier pieces for him.

As with most treat bags, these both have the ‘Ziploc’ style seals, and if not lined up properly, may not seal tightly. This is the MAIN issue I see disabled people having with these bags. However, The plus side to ordering from chewy.com is they deliver right to your door. For someone disabled, who maybe doesn't drive or relies on public transportation, this is completely helpful.

The Merrick Backcountry Wild Prairie Real Chicken Jerky Dog Treats are available at chewy.com in Beef, Turkey, Chicken, and Salmon flavors. Please click the link above to see pricing.

FINAL THOUGHTS
I made another great selection in May! Chase loves his goodies from Chewy.com! He gets so excited when the 'blue box' arrives each month!
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**I AM A BLOGGER FOR CHEWY.COM As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

Monday, June 12, 2017

Maltesers Chocolate Candies

Maltesers Chocolate Candies

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
MALTESERS®, a UK favorite for 80+ years, is now in the USA! MALTESERS® feature a crispy, airy center, wrapped in smooth, mouth-watering, chocolatey delight.
So... I just turned 38 this past week. (Happy Birthday to me!) And while out doing some birthday shopping at Dollar General, I saw these. I was reminded of the Giant Maltesers Cake Barry and James from My Virgin Kitchen made a few months back.

When I saw them in the Clearance aisle, I decided to buy a bag.

The premise of these are similar to Whoppers candies, as in they are both a malted milk ball covered in chocolate. As a child, I LOVED Whoppers candies. Now, they don't really have the sane taste to them.


^^The bag and one individual ball^^

Where these differ from the Whoppers candies is how soft the candies are on the teeth. I seem to recall Whoppers candies nearly breaking my teeth. If I also remember correctly, Whoppers candies have a dark chocolate coating. Maltesers, however, are more of a honeycomb style center, with a milk chocolate coating, which seems to be creamier than regular milk chocolate. I'm not sure if Mars used the British recipe for the chocolate coating, or if it's the honeycomb center mixing with the chocolate coating to seem creamier.

I don't see disabled folks having too many issues with these. A pair of scissors may be needed to open the packaging. These are very easy to chew.

This is available from most national retailers, starting at $1.49 a bag. However, I was able to find this bag at Dollar General for $0.45.

FINAL THOUGHTS
A sweet, creamy and crunchy treat all rolled into a tiny little ball! Very delicious!
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes