Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Yellow Rose Gifts - soy candle review/giveaway

I have recently had the pleasure of working with a great company Yellow Rose Gifts, Company.

About the company:
We carry 100% soy wax, premium scented candles, bath salts, salt glows, sugar scrubs and much more!

We are a family owned and operated business that takes pride in making our handpoured candles and
bath/body line. All of our products in our bath/body line are made from Natural ingredients. We do
use essential oils, body safe fragrances and body safe coloring in our products.

We make all of our candles and bath/body products in small batches to ensure freshness and quality.
Only the finest quality ingredients are used in our candles and bath/body products!

We keep our packaging plain and simple so that we can purchase higher quality ingredients for our

We also keep our products reasonably priced so that our customers can achieve and enjoy a high
quality "spa experience" in the privacy of their own homes.

My thoughts:
I received the 6 oz. Roman Spa candle from the luxury Spa Collection. The first thing I noticed when I lit the candle is that you can smell it immediately. This is a picture of the candle burning... pretty huh! I have never burned a soy candle before so I was impressed at the long lasting of the scent. Even after the candle was put out you could still smell it all over the house. I love a candle that you can actually smell because even the more expensive candles do not have a lasting fragrance to them.
I also love the way the candle burns. The whole thing burns evenly so that when you put it out, it is still even instead of having a hole where the wick is which I hate because then it makes it hard to light them again.

This company also offers a great fundraiser. In fact, I am in the process of getting things together for our church youth to do a fundraiser with Yellow Rose Gifts. If you are looking for a fundraiser for your group or organization, check out Yellow Rose Gifts Fundraising.

Now for the fun part...

Giveaway Time!
Yellow Rose Gifts has offered a 6 oz. Warm & Cozy/Cinnamon Layered Soy Candle to one North Carolina Momma reader. If you would like the opportunity to win, do the following.
Mandatory Entry:
Visit Yellow Rose Gifts and tell me what scent you are most interested in trying.

Be sure to leave a valid email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win. You can also earn extra entries but only after the the mandatory entry is completed.
Extra Entries:
  • Become an email subscriber to this blog - 1 entry
  • Follow this blog with GFC - 1 entry
  • Like North Carolina Momma on facebook - 1 entry
  • Share this giveaway with your friends - 1 entry for each share. You can use the share options at the bottom of this post.
  • Follow me on twitter - 1 entry
  • Tweet this giveaway - 1  entry per tweet. You can tweet up to 2 times per day.
  • Sign up for Superpoints - 1 entry. Get another entry if you get to Basic status before the giveaway ends.
  • Make a purchase from Yellow Rose Gifts - 5 entries.
This giveaway is for US only and will end on April 25th.

Disclaimer: I received a free candle for the purpose of this review but the opinions are 100% mine. I was not asked to give a positive review.

Way too far behind

I really hate it when I have too many things going on at one time and I get stressed out. That is what has happened lately...I have been so busy and it does not seem to be slowing down any time soon.

I am far behind on my blog and I owe a lot of people apologies... to everyone that will read this...Please forgive me. I am trying to get back on track and I am starting with giving away a DVD and a book!

The winner of The Guardian Duke book is... comment #27 Gianna
The winner of The Woodcarver DVD is ... comment #9 Cecily

Congratulations to both of you!! I will be emailing you soon. You will have 48 hours to reply or I will pick another winner.

Now I will get busy on some more blogging and more giveaways!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Gro

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It is that time of year again that we get to see all the pretty flowers and plant our gardens. I love to look at flowers but I have never had much of a green thumb. With the help of Miracle-Gro Expand ‘n Gro™, I think even I can have some pretty flowers this year.

With Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix get the following benefits:

• Up to 3X the Flowers and Vegetables!* *versus native soil
• Significantly improves soil for multiple years
• Concentrated planting mix expands up to 3X when water is
• Feeds for up to 6 months
• All natural fibers hold up to 50% more water than basic potting

 I have a sister that is a whiz at growing plants and flowers and she brags all the time about her talent...OK maybe she don't brag so much but when I see all of her beautiful flowers, I tend to feel a little bit of jealousy. so I am looking forward to trying out the new Miracle-Gro Expand ‘n Gro™ so I can show off my flower garden too. Whether you are planting in a pot or in the ground, you should also try Expand ‘n Gro™

Coir is a lightweight, all‐natural material derived from coconut husk. Coir consists of 2 components: fiber (both long and short) and pith. Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam, Dominican Republic, and Mexico are the top producing countries of coir. Harvesting coconuts begins with de‐husking. The copra (flesh) and milk of the coconuts are used as food, but the husk itself is also useful. First, long fibers are removed. These will be used in the manufacture of ropes, doormats, mattresses, automobile car seats, and garden pots. The remaining short fibers and the pith, which makes up about 70% of the weight of the husk, are by‐products of the fiber industry. Previously, these materials were disposed of, but now they are compressed and sold around the world as soil amendments.

Most native soil, whether sandy, hard clay, or somewhere in between, is not ideal for plants. Improving and then maintaining the condition of native soil can be a daunting task, and many soil amendments last only one year. Bags of traditional garden soil and amendments are messy, heavy, and difficult to transport and store. Lightweight, concentrated Expand ‘n Gro is easy to use, and helps ensure plants get the right amount of moisture and air they need to thrive. The honeycomb shaped, sponge‐like cell structure of compressed coir pith re‐expands when water is added. This permanent re‐expansion of coir offers several benefits for plant growth, including improved moisture control and bulk density. And because coir contains a great deal of lignin, a slowly decomposing organic polymer, Expand ‘n Gro continues to benefit native soil for multiple years after it is first added.

In pots or in‐ground, the absorbent coir fibers help ensure that water is used efficiently. Expand ‘n Gro retains up to 50% more moisture than basic potting soils and then releases water as plants need it, to help prevent over or under watering. Since moisture and nutrients must be able to reach plant roots, proper air space and circulation in soil is critical for plant health. Tilling this planting mix into native soil can reduce the soil’s bulk density – making it up to 40% lighter, and creating up to 90% more air space. The result is more workable native soil with better water holding ability, moisture distribution, and drainage, all of which ultimately creates an improved rooting environment for plants. 

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Leave me a comment and let me know how good, or not so good, you are at planting. Then make sure to try out the new Miracle-Gro Expand ‘n Gro™ and see if your flowers improve!

Disclosure: I received a free sample of Expand ‘n Gro™ to do a review on. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012—Be Heard. Be Happy.—Be Heard. Be Happy.

Smiley360 is looking for MEN to try out FREE products and give their opinions on them. They currently have some hair products for men but women can sign up as well. I have received several items from them and have enjoyed using the products and sharing with friends and family!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Giveaway reminders and Winner

The winner of The Mighty Macs dvd is comment #9 Cecily!! Congratulations...I will be emailing you shortly.

Also, there are 2 other giveaways going on that end 3/20 so get your entries in. Remember, you can get extra entries by tweeting daily!

The Guardian Duke book

The Woodcarver dvd

~HOT~ New Coupons!!

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