Garden tools from Troy-Bilt

Having the right tools can make gardening so much easier! Last week we got a fun package full of the new garden tools from Troy-Bilt. They came just in time for our weekend gardening chores, and boy were they all handy!

garden tools

We got several neat tools (keep reading, there’s a giveaway for this same set at the end of this post)! The tools included: a pruner, anvil lopper, flower trowel, planting trowel and rake.

We had a few tree branches, and actual trees, to cut down. The anvil lopper worked perfectly! It did an amazing job getting into tight spots and cutting through branches (and small tree trunks) with ease. Thanks to this one tool alone we were able to take care of our number one to do list item.

anvil lopper

And the rake? Well, it’s my new favorite tool! If you have flowerbeds that always get grass in them, you know how frustrating it can be to keep on top of. In fact, you can pull and pull, and the grass always seems to come back. Well this hand rake is perfect for getting down deep and pulling out the roots!

garden hand rake

I had already cleared the grass by pulling, but I knew that there were still roots hiding under the dirt. The rake exposed them and made it so simple to pull out! This tool would come in handy if you need to till in a small area before planting seeds or plants too!

grass roots

Another great thing about all of the tools is that they are comfortable to use. Everything is well made and durable. We really put some of them to the test this past weekend, and they didn’t bend or break at all! Our soil is very rocky, but the trowels handled it and made planting much quicker.

Are you ready for a chance to win your own set of garden tools from Troy-Bilt? Enter via the form below. USA only.

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Thanks to Troy-Bilt for providing the tools for my review and for the giveaway. As always, my opinion is my own.

The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid {Giveaway} #disneymusic

I received the Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

The Little Mermaid

The Legacy Collection is a new and exciting way to collect your favorite Disney music. The Little Mermaid collection features your favorite songs from the film, and the score. It comes with two discs, with extras on disc two like song demos! The packaging is really special as well, a hard cover book with gorgeous art on the front, and a booklet inside that has all the song lyrics and small illustrations.

It was so fun to listen to the songs again! Listening brought back such fun memories with friends too (we would often sing parts of songs from the movie)! And the music sounds great!

We have a copy of this special disc set to giveaway to one lucky winner. You may enter daily using the widget below. If it comes to my attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, this blog reserves the right to choose another winner.

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Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid 2-disc set is now available on iTunes and at Disney Music Emporium.

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Welcome a Cure Giveaway

For the past decade, through its Pink Ribbon Welcome Mat project, Carpet One Floor & Home has raised almost a million dollars to support breast cancer research. This year, they celebrated 10 years of giving to this important cause, and we have a special giveaway to help celebrate. One lucky winner will get a welcome mat. And even if you aren’t the winner, you can still buy your own and twenty-five percent of each sale will be donated directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


This year, the company partnered with 12 well-known interior design experts, all of whom have added their flare for color and home fashion to the mix of beautifully designed and durable indoor-outdoor mats, which can be viewed at the Welcome a Cure website. I chose this fun design, that says “well, hello”! And of course, it also features the pink ribbon.


The welcome mats are a great quality that can be used indoors or out. I really love the feel of the mat, it’s soft under foot, and it seems like it will hold up to a lot of traffic too!

To enter, please visit the Welcome a Cure website and then comment here with your top two choices of welcome mat designs. Carpet One Floor & Home will do all they can to assure that one of your top picks will be your prize!

This giveaway will end on January 9th, 2015 at midnight MST. The winner will be picked at random and notified by email. This giveaway is open to those in USA and Canada. Thanks and good luck!

Disclosure: Carpet One Floor & Home provided me with a welcome mat for my review, and is providing the prize for the giveaway. Opinions are my own.

Kurandza review and giveaway

I am excited to share this amazing company with you today. Kurandza partners with women artisans in Mozambique, in southeastern Africa. In addition to receiving fair wages for their beautiful handmade pieces, profits from sales go back to the women in the form of scholarships, trainings, facility development, and social programs.


The name “Kurandza” is the word “to love” in Changana, the local language. And I really loved the adorable elephant ornament and the lovely Christmas stocking that they sent for our review! One lucky reader will get the stocking too (be sure to enter at the end of this post)!

Ornaments aren’t for sale on the site, but you can a free ornament on all orders over $50! If you are still searching for the perfect gift, earrings and bracelets from Kurandza would be a unique and thoughtful choice.

Kurandza earrings

I love that you can purchase something handmade that helps women make their lives better! Style with purpose! Having seen the ornament and the stocking, I can say that they are well made and I am sure that the jewelry would be as well. I also really love the variety of colors and patterns that are available. Each piece is truly unique.

stocking We are giving away this Christmas stocking to one lucky winner. To enter, visit the Kurandza website and have a look around at the bracelets and earrings, then simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite. The giveaway will end on December 20th at midnight MST. Winner will be contacted by email after the giveaway ends.

Thanks to Kurandza for providing the ornament, and the stocking, for our review and giveaway.

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