Friday, July 31, 2015

Heart of a Philanthropist





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Shop Grace and Lace As Seen on Shark Tank


Readers

Two lucky winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to YourNovel.com.

The Verona Trilogy by Lory Kaufman


One reader will receive the first three books in The New Millennium Girls Series and a homeschool study guide for Callie's Contest of Courage (book 3 in the series).

Artists

One reader will receive three free craft fabric markers and a free tote bag.

Adventurers

Do you live in Arizona? Plan on visiting? Two winners will receive one of these awesome Pogo Passes!

#HoaP Readers, Save 60% on a POGO Pass with coupon code HOAP

One winner will receive a family four pack to the Hollywood Wax Museum.

Explorers and Homeschoolers

One lucky winner will receive a free six month subscription to Junior Explorers.

On Junior Explorers’ Mission Serengeti, your kids will travel on a virtual adventure to the Serengeti to help a Field Biologist with an urgent mission!

Prizes courtesy of HECOA


Three winners will receive an annual membership to HECOA. Each membership is valued at $79 each and include over 100 training videos from amazing speakers. It also includes our highly effective
"Homeschooling High School and Beyond" course, which is over 16 hours of training on everything a parent needs to know about homeschooling middle school to college. We are adding more webinars weekly through the summer, and will add over 60 videos to the HECOA collection in September with our 11th Annual Not Back to School Summit - a free and online live video conference which broadcasts to homeschoolers worldwide!

Prizes courtesy of Little Learning Lovies


One winner will receive a 1 year subscription to the PreK Corner at Little Learning Lovies.

One winner will receive a $50 gift certificate for the Little Learning Lovies store (which has printables for PreK through about the 4th or 5th grade).

One winner will receive a Math Mammoth Light Blue Series bundle in their choice of download or CD. This is a $175 value.



will give one reader a nap mat valued at $119 (winner's choice).

Janiebee.comhas kindly offered a 15% discount to #HoaP readers with coupon code VOH.



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contact philanthropicHR at yahoo dot com. Thanks for your support and God Bless!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sands Alive Glow

                                                  Sands Alive Glow

I received a sample kit for review purposes only. All opinions stated are my own.

Sands alive glow is the original playful sand with an added customizable glow feature. You can now make creations glow in the dark with cool new tools that have never been seen before.
The indoor no-mess play sand is bacteria free, never dries out and is flying off store shelves. Its fun to play with, stimulates creativity and is easy to sculpt, making it a great indoor and outdoor activity. The incredible sand now has an added element that is truly mind-glowing- and you have the power to make it glow. Sands Alive Glow is fun and easy to use. When you're ready to take yours to the next level, bring it into the dark and watch it magically come to life. The kit includes two tools to transform your sand creations. The glow tool light pointer is used to sketch and doodle pen the sand. The Sand-Charging Glasses enhance the overall play experience by transforming the sand as you build and mold. Different movements cause different glow reactions, creating quite the sand spectacle. you must try it to believe it.

Our Sands Alive Glow kit arrived yesterday. As soon as my boys saw it there eyes lit up. They love the regular Sands Alive, so I knew they would get loads of fun out of this one. The kit includes the sand, a plastic container to keep it in, a headset with lights and a pen. The pen can be used to draw and make designs in the sand. You can turn off the lights, put on the head set and watch your creation glow. I was skeptical at how well the glow in the dark feature would work, so I was pleasantly surprised.


 It creates hours of mess-less fun for the kids. My 8 year old has alot of sensory issues, so this is amazing for him. He loves putting it in his hands just for the feel of it. As a mother, that was a big plus for me. Another thing I like is that it dont dry out like PlayDoh. No matter how long you leave it out in the open the texture does not change. Sands Alive offers a variety of Sands Alive items like the regular Sands Alive, Glow Volcano Kit, Sunken Castle Discovery and lots more. You can even purchase extra accessories. Take a minute to check out there products.




Monday, July 27, 2015

Crazy Cups

                                        Crazy Cups


www.crazycups.com


  A few weeks ago I was asked to be an ambassador for Crazy Cups coffee. Me being the coffee fanatic I am, I jumped at the chance. When my package arrived I could smell the amazing aroma as soon as I opened it. "Death By Chocolate" is at this moment the best coffee I have ever drank. It certainly has the perfect name. There's just enough of a chocolate taste to give me the sweetness I like, but not so much as to drown out the actual coffee taste. When I go to sleep the only thing on my mind is that when I wake up I get to have my cup of coffee. Honestly, you don't want to see me before 'ive had my morning cup. I'm a crazy lady for Crazy Cups. Each month I will be trying a new flavor and giving you guys my honest opinion. Right now Im wondering how anything can beat the "Death By Chocolate", but I have faith haha. Im looking forward to trying the Caramel Truff and Chocolate Coconut Dream. Even the names of these flavors make my mouth water, Apple Pie A La Mode,  Banana Foster Flambe, YuMM

Crazy Cups are recyclable, they are also organic and fair trade. Theres 13g of coffee grounds in a pod, which is 35% more coffee than other cups. They are compatible with the Keurig 2.0 and you can choose how many cups you want to purchase at one time. You an make your own variety pack, try there standard or deluxe samplers. They even have Decaf, hot chocolate and apple cider.
I also think they would make amazing gifts. They come in the cutest box I have ever seen coffee in. Ill include some links and if ya'll wanna try it out go purchase a sampler kit. Don't forget to check back for my giveaway. That's right, Crazy Cups is offering up a special prize for one lucky reader.




Terms & Conditions...Gobble It Up Reviews and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way administered or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter, or any other Social Media. Winner chosen randomly via giveaway tools and notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. US only. 18+
As a Crazy Cups Ambassador, I was sent a package for review purposes only. All opinions stated are true and of my own.

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Blogger Opp ~ Join us in celebrating Heart of a Philanthropist's Two Year Birthday Bash (Free & Paid Options Available)

#HoaP is turning two and YOU could be the one to get the presents! (ARV TBD) Join us for a big celebration!


Receive one free link just for posting the announcement post on your blog or in your blog's email list. Receive a second link for sharing the giveaway three times a week on social media, or four links when you share four times a week on social media.


Make sure you notice what blog you saw the giveaway on so you can add that info to the doc. (Person who refers the most people will get their choice of either two free links or a secret word page.)



Grab announcement post HERE




Fill in giveaway document HERE




Some prizes will include:

Scales


Homeschooling prizes (so far):


Prizes courtesy of HECOA




Three winners will receive an annual membership to HECOA. Each membership is valued at $79 each and include over 100 training videos from amazing speakers. It also includes our highly effective

"Homeschooling High School and Beyond" course, which is over 16 hours of training on everything a parent needs to know about homeschooling middle school to college. We are adding more webinars weekly through the summer, and will add over 60 videos to the HECOA collection in September with our 11th Annual Not Back to School Summit - a free and online live video conference which broadcasts to homeschoolers worldwide!


Prizes courtesy of Little Learning Lovies



One winner will receive a 1 year subscription to the PreK Corner at Little Learning Lovies.


One winner will receive a $50 gift certificate for the Little Learning Lovies store (which has printables for PreK through about the 4th or 5th grade).


One winner will receive a Math Mammoth Light Blue Series bundle in their choice of download or CD. This is a $175 value. http://www.mathmammoth.com/


Out and About

Prizes courtesy of Two giveaways for a Pogo Pass.



For our Arizona readers, there will be two Pogo Passes given away.


One winner will receive a family four pack to the Hollywood Wax Museum.


Crafters

One tote bag and 3 permanent fabric markers from Colortime Crafts and Markers

http://www.colortime.com


Gift certificates

One winner will receive a $75 gift card to Grace and Lace. Go to http://www.pjatr.com/t/TUJGRUVMSkJGRkxNRklCRkZNTUxK to see what can be won. From today through July 30, save 30% with coupon code ChristmasinJuly and get free shipping!


Explorers

One lucky winner will receive a free six month subscription to Junior Explorers.

On Junior Explorers’ Mission Serengeti, your kids will travel on a virtual adventure to the Serengeti to help a Field Biologist with an urgent mission!


Readers

Two winners will receive a $50 to star in their own novel! Many of you remember the story of my husband’s serious accident a few years ago… I was blessed to win one of these same gift certificates and it brought me joy to have a love story for our anniversary that year. For more information about what you can win with a $50 gift certificate go to http://www.yournovel.com/


One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of The Verona Trilogy by Lory Kaufman. The Verona Trilogy was among my favorite fiction series last year, and is sure to be yours too.






Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dyson

                           Dyson V6 Slim Vacuum



My new Dyson V6 Slim Cordless Vacuum finally arrived Monday. This is one of my favorite products I've reviewed and it does not disappoint. This is probably the best vacuum for my household. Every room in our home is hardwood flooring, the only room with carpet is my bedroom. Ive needed a new vacuum for quite some time, but I couldn't bring myself to pay a lot of money for a vacuum I felt I would rarely use. So, when the opportunity arose for me to review this Dyson I jumped at the chance.

 


 
Finding a vacuum that would work just as good on hard wood floors as it does carpets is what I wanted. This vacuum works wonderfully on both. I've literally used it every day since it arrived. The first thing that caught my eye was the slim design. I don't like big, bulky vacuums that take up a lot of room. The Dyson V6 comes with a handy holding tray of sorts that you can screw on your wall and easily store it. I hang mine up in my laundry room and it fits perfect. Its also cordless. How awesome is that? I love a cordless vacuum. I admit there's been plenty of times that my floors needed cleaned bad, but I was just too lazy to deal with getting out my big vacuum, unravel the cord and then twist it back up when I was done. So that part is a big plus in my book. When it needs charged you just plug the charger in and there ya go.  There's a "Max" button on the back, my only issue with the Max mode is that the charge only lasts about 10 minutes, so I recommend making sure the mode is in normal to give you more using time.

 
The slim design is also ideal for those hard to reach corners of the house. It works its way great around baseboards, cabinets etc. This particular model also comes with a smaller nozzle. You can unhook the bottom part and attach the nozzle with a brush for those high areas and ceilings, its also good for getting up under beds and tables.
 
 

An added bonus is that it can also be used as a hand held vacuum. You can take the long piece off and attach the extra nozzle and there ya go. A hand held vacuum perfect for cleaning out your car, or your couch and chairs. Kids make a mess in one area and you don't feel like vacuuming the whole room, just pull out the handheld and its cleaned in seconds.

 
Although I did receive this product for free, all opinions stated are my own. If your looking for a new vacuum then I highly recommend the new Dyson V6 Slim.

Click Here To Purchase Your Own Dyson V6 Slim

 

Graco

            Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat

 
 I was recently given the opportunity to review the Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat by Graco.
Although I received the product for free, all opinions stated are my own.
The Contender 65 was a perfect fit for my 43lb son. He fits perfectly with a lot of room to spare. One of the things I liked best about this particular seat is the foam padding (side impact tested) on the head rest. We always had a hard time going on long trips because my son would fall asleep and his little head would just bounce back and fourth. With this seat his head was comfortable and held in place by the padding. The back of the head rest has a red handle easily accessible with one hand. You just pull it up to adjust the head rest with your childs height.
 Features :
Helps protect rear facing infants from 5 to 40lbs and forward facing toddlers from 22 to 65lbs.
Simply Safe Adjust Harness System is safe and simple with a one hand, no re-thread harness that automatically adjusts.
Side-impacted tested (In addition to meeting or exceeding all applicable US safety standards)
Engineered and crash tested to meet or exceed US standard FMVSS 213.
One-hand, 8 position adjustable headrest easily adapts to your growing toddlers needs.
Latch equipped with an easy-to-read level indicator for hassle free installation.
EPS,energy absorbing foam for effective impact energy management.
5-point, front-adjust harness helps you get baby in and out.
Cup holder keeps drinks within childs reach
Removable head and body support keep baby comfy
On the side of the seat theres a Level Indicator for hassle free instillation. You just put the seat in and make sure the silver ball in the fits perfectly in the middle. This was a favorite feature of mine because as a Mom I think we always worry if our kids are safely in there car seat.
Car Seats are the most important item we will buy for our babies and toddlers. When purchasing a car seat its important to take your time and research the best options. You may have to spend more money to get the safer seat, but its worth it.  The Contender 65 in my opinion is a perfect, safe choice.
 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Burgers Smokehouse

Burgers Smokehouse
 
 
 
 
 
 Since 1952, Burgers Smokehouse has been well known for its amazing meats. Even bringing home several awards in there home state of Missouri. But now people from all over the world can get a taste of there products. You can simply order online with there categorized website and get your food sent to your front door within 2 days.
 I recommend there bacon. My family recently tried the Original Country, Peppered Country, and Applewood Smoked Bacon. Hands down the best bacon I have ever tried in my life. The Peppered Country had just enough of the Peppered flavor to give it a tasty kick. The Applewood had that smoky taste with a slight touch of apple.
 The seasoned Baby Back Pork Ribs is a must try. They melt in your mouth and the sauce is the best i've tried. Serve it up with some cole slaw and baked beans and your done. Dinner made simple :) If you prefer to season the ribs on your own then try the regular Baby back ribs with a good dry rub of your choice.

 
Everything comes packaged in a Styrofoam cooler, keeping it nice and fresh until it arrives on your door step. Wanna check them out? Take a look at there website or on FB under Burgers Smokehouse.
 
 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Chillafish Box Giveaway






                                            Chiillafish Box Giveaway
Who wants to win one of these super cool Chillafish Boxes? I would love one for my kids. They would look amazing in a nursery or toy room. Use the link below to enter to win one of your own. Don't forget to hit subscribe to there emails so you will get there email if you win.



Enter to Win Here- http://www.chillafish.com/31BOX/?bid=39220&cid=47
Prize fullfilment is provided by Chillafish.http://www.chillafish.com/31BOX/?bid=39220&cid=47

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