Wordical -The radical dice-rolling, word-building race! Giveaway


Fun for the entire family. Wordical is a fantastic way to challenge your word building skills. So many people don’t spend any time with their kids anymore. Wordical is a great way to get the family together for game night. Why not learn and keep the brain thinking while…more

Marware MicroShell for iPad 3

34628Marware MicroShell for  iPad 3 – Black

Love the way the Marware MicroShell for iPad 3 looks. Stylish and sleek. Fits perfectly on the back of my iPad. Rubberized finish gives great shock resistance. Protects speakers without causing sound interference. Easy slide on fit. Comes with a Lifetime Warranty. Great Gift idea.

The black Marware MicroShell Apple iPad 3 case is an ultra-sleek, polycarbonate shell designed to suit up and protect the back of your mobile tablet against scratches and impact.

Works with the Smart Cover or on it’s own to offer great protection

With a stylish rubberised finish, its flexible one-piece design snaps on easily and preserves the sleek design of the iPad 3 so you can dress your tablet up and use it alone or in conjunction 28392-1with the Apple iPad 3 Smart Cover lid, a sleeve, bag or carrying pouch.

For an elegant, minimalist approach to protecting your iPad 3, keep it simple with the MicroShell iPad 3 cover.

Please note, the Marware MicroShell for iPad 3 does not, on it’s own, protect the screen of your iPad 3.

  • Designed to protect alone or with Apple iPad 3 Smart Cover
  • Ultra-thin polycarbonate shell with rubberised finish protects without bulk
  • Made for iPad 3

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Simply Straws Reusable Glass Straws

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Lovin Simply Straws. They are handmade from glass made from quartz sand and boron dioxide. Safe for all drinkable liquids including alcohol based or acidic drinks. They come in lots of colors too y’all…amythyst, clear, amber, pink, vibrant blue, lake green and more. Microwave and dishwasher safe. The straws are dentist and hygienist recommended in case y’all were wondering. These little jewels are the perfect way to help the environment by not putting all those plastic straws in your local landfill. There is enough stuff in their already. 477063_267372693337801_1478385711_o

 Where Function means Fashion
We offer the richest non-toxic colors for your glass straw.  Each color provides it’s own unique experience.  We are proud to dedicate one of our vibrant colors to represent an individual organization, working towards reducing plastics and toxins on your earth and in your body.
Straws are made from Borosilicate glass, which is the strongest commercially available glass  BPA FREE NON TOXIC colors Non-porous and hypo-allergenic Superior durability Helps minimize Teeth Sensitivity and Erosion Reduces Teeth Staining Available in 9mm & 12mm only Both microwave and dishwasher safe Main ingredients: Quartz Sand (silica) and boron oxide Handmade in the California

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Get this, for all of y’all that desire a bent straw, Simply Straws has you covered too. You can purchase with or without a handy screw top Mason jar combo that reminds me so much of my younger years. There is nothing like a Coke Float served in a chilled Mason Jar. Sending Hubby to the store. Needing to get my float on. Seriously give Simply Straws a try. An easy way to do your part to save the Earth.

The screw top mason jar appeared on the scene in 1858, here at Simply Straws we still think it is A-Mason today!
Our Combo includes: 1-16oz. Mason Jar with Handle 1-Lid with Straw hole 1-Classic 8″ Bent Color Straw
Good for everyday use, replace that old plastic to go mug with a Simply A-Mason Combo. Use these straws when you want easy accessibility to your beverage without tipping your glass.
Choose the perfect Color Classic 8″ Straw you would like to complete your combo!
BPA FREE NON TOXIC colors Non-porous and hypo-allergenic Dishwasher safe
We offer custom etching on one side, please specify in text box exact wording.

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I received the above products for free so I could try them out for this review. I was in no way asked to give a positive review. This is my honest oppinion of the products described.

Picture Keeper The Fast Easy Way To Save Your Memories

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This slim wonder does a great job holding up to 4 GB of your digital pics. What I really love is it keeps your photos organized in the folder ya originally had em in. Also love that it won’t duplicate your photos when ya need to add more on it. Picture Keeper has built-in software that actually knows whether or not the pic is already on the Picture Keeper. Now that is cool. Works great withdigital frames and photo kiosks.  Where do ya get one of these handy devices you ask? It is available from MailPix.com, free with any order. Woohoo! If ya like Picture Keeper on Facebook you can get free software updates and promotions.

FREE Picture Keeper Photo Backup Device (just pay shipping)!  Just plug-in your Picture Keeper to virtually any computer and protect all those irreplaceable pictures – safely and securely! Compatible with PC and Mac®, there’s no software to install, no passwords to remember, no monthly fees. Picture Keeper automatically finds and saves your pictures fast, even uses your file names, giving you peace of mind never to lose your precious memories.

To get your free Picture Keeper, upon the completion of your mailpix order, you will receive a unique code  on your order confirmation page. From there, simply click the link to get your code.

What’s free is the Picture Keeper 4 – which holds up to 4000* photos. Larger size USB drives also are available to hold even more photos for a discounted upgrade price.

Offer is limited to 1 per household.

MailPix.com Sells Products In These Great Categories:mailpix-logo

  • Prints
  • Enlargements
  • Photo Books
  • Brag Books
  • Greeting & Holiday Cards
  • Calendars
  • Canvas
  • Posters & Collages
  • Photo Panels
  • Gifts
  • Ornaments
  • T-shirts
  • Film, Video, Print & Slide Scanning

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“Tom Dick and Harriet” Hallmark Channel Movie Premiere

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 Getting older can be hard especially when people think your age affects your ability to do your job. After a cooperate merger Tom Burns  (Steven Weber – “Wings”) is let go from his advertising job because the new boss thinks he is to old even though Tom’s work still produces award-winning work. Tom’s daughter college bound daughter, Kelly, suddenly comes back into the picture needing tuition money. Tom finds 25-year-old con artist Dick Sweeney (Andrew Francis) and uses him as the front man in an entertaining charade to stay on the payroll. Things get interesting when Harriet Fellows (Michelle Harrison – Emily Owens, M.D.) comes into the picture. A great movie all the way through.
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Copywriter Tom Burns enlists the help of con-man Dick Sweeney after he loses his job at Rage advertising agency, for being over 40 and not youthful enough. With Tom on the outside as the secret brain behind the Ad campaigns and Dick on the inside as the youthful face who presents them to Rage, the pair seems unstoppable!
Final Photo AssetsI received a screeners copy of the movie for review

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Signazon Customizable Banners

signazon  Looking for a special way to announce a birth, show where a party or wedding is, advertize your new business etc… Have I got the online store for you.  Signazon sells an incredible variety of customizable signs, banners, car magnets etc… to suit your needs. I received a free customizable 2 x 4 foot banner from Signazon for review.
 I choose a banner for Christmas. It is suitable for outdoors. Material is super sturdy. I was really impressed at the quality y’all. My banner came is super quick and exactly how I wanted it. I had a green border put around the edge. I think it will defineatly add to our Christmas decorations next year. Signazon has banners for lots of holiday available.
I love how you can truly customize your creation. They have 635-2 smpredesigned templates or you can create your own design with their easy to use onsite web tool. You can even use your own photos. They suggest submitting a Vector File (.AI, .CDR, .EPS, .PDF, etc.) to maintain image quality at any size.
Signazon Sells Customizable Products in These Categories:
Car Dealership
Golf Tournament
Grand Opening
Real Estate
Trade Show
Welcome Home

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Simply Sensational Cookies

9780470278680_jacket.indd I received a copy of “Simply Sensational Cookies” by Nancy Baggett for review. First I want to thank Nancy for putting together this awesome collection. So many amazing recipes. There are cookies you have heard of as well as ones you haven’t. So much variety. Book includes chapters like Cookie-Baking Basics, and Handy Cookie Baking Questons and Answers. That is so nice, especially if you are just starting to learn how to bake. Lord only knows how many times I could have used those two chapters when I was first learning. Recipes are easy to follow and lots of em have beautiful photographs. This book will make ya hungry. Seriously look at the cover.

Remember I told ya there were tons of cookies. Just look at some of the categories that are included:

Extra Easy Cookies

Drop Cookies

Hand Shaped Cookies

Rolled Cookies

Brownies and Bars

Slice and Bake Cookies


Semisweet Crisps, Savory Cocktail Cookies and Crackers

and so on…

Hubby and I decided to make the recipe for Rum Balls on page 251. Oh boy are these delicious.I would buy the book for this recipe alone.DSC00967

Simply Sensational Cookies

Sophisticated, contemporary cookie recipes from one of America’s most respected baking experts

From bestselling cookbook author and award-winner Nancy Baggett comes Simply Sensational Cookies, a delicious collection of cookie recipes that covers both the classics that mom used to make and modern, innovative ideas for the adventurous baker. Whether you’re a novice baker, an experienced cook, or a parent looking for new treats to try, this is the ideal cookbook for cookie-lovers, with more than 200 recipes ranging from fast and simple no-bake preparations to challenging projects for experienced bakers.

  • Features more than 200 recipes, from traditional cookies like chocolate chip to sophisticated, savory cocktail nibbles
  • Includes gorgeous and inspiring full-color photography throughout
  • Nancy Baggett is also the author of Kneadlessly Simple (Wiley) and twelve other highly respected cookbooks

Whether you need quick treats for the kids to snack on or fancy fare for your next cocktail party, Simply Sensational Cookies offers a wide range of recipes that will satisfy your every craving.

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Simple Truth is Simply Amazing

simple I got to try out Blackberry Pomegranate Sparkling Beverage from Simple Truth. Great flavor.Tastes good at room temperature or served over ice. Love that it’s all natural and available at my local grocery store. Comes in a glass bottle which is really nice Doesn’t have that funny flavor ya get from plastic bottles. Why did we end up using plastic anyway. Makes sodas taste bad and fills up the landfills. I prefer the glass. I remember when we would recycle our bottles when I was younger. It’s nice to know Simple Truth cares about the environment.

I got to sample lots of Simple Truth’s products cuz I am a Bzz Agent. Everything I tried was great. The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bar was just the right size. Perfect way to get an afternoon pick me up with out all the unnatural stuff ya find in most snack bars. Love the flavor combo. Truly wonderful.

The way nature intended

 Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic are open, honest and affordable foods that represent the joy of eating closer to the way nature intended. Making better food choices just got a whole lot simpler with clean packaging and easy-to-understand ingredient statements that take the chore out of selecting organic, “free from 101” and natural foods.

All items are free from 101 artificial preservatives and ingredients so you can feel better about the delicious food you serve your loved ones. With a full line of products from meat and produce to dairy and canned goods, you’ll find Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic exclusively at the Kroger Family of Grocery Stores.

Hallmark Channel Original Movie “Meddling Mom”

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Hallmark Movie Channel Original

World Premiere Saturday, February 23 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

Sneak preview time for me again. Yippee. I love getting to see movies before the rest of the world. Hallmark always comes out with so many great original films. What’s really cool about em is they are safe for the entire family to watch. “Meddling Mom” is another wonderful addition to the Hallmark Movie Collection. I throughly enjoyed the flick. Love watching how families try to help each other out even when it sometimes feels like they are butting in. Y’all wanna watch “Meddling Mom” Go ahead get your laugh on.Final Photo Assets

Mothers are surely the most loving beings on earth, but there are times that they love a little bit too much, such as when they think they can run your life better than you. The three-time Golden Globe® and Emmy®-nominated actress Sonia Braga (“Angel Eyes”) and Tony Plana (“Ugly Betty,” “Desperate Housewives”) lead an all-star cast in “Meddling Mom,” a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere Saturday, February 23 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Braga portrays widow and meddling mom, Carmen Vega, and her two best pals, Marisol (Rose Abdoo) and Valeria (Saundra Santiago), do everything in their power to interfere in the lives of Carmen’s grown daughters Yolanda (Ana Ayora) and Ally (Mercedes Renard). It isn’t that Carmen is evil, she simply can’t help herself: she leaves out baby books as a subtle hint for newly-wedded daughter Yolanda, she interferes in Ally’s date with Marisol’s son Pablo (Rafael Amaya); it seems that there is no stopping this woman, but then again, Final Photo Assetsmaybe there is after all. Yolanda and Ally had just about had it with their mother’s controlling, scheming ways and figure it’s past time to get her a life of her own and allow them to live theirs. They set her up on a date with the dashing ballroom dance teacher Luis (Plana), who already carries a torch for Carmen, but even with a budding relationship, Carmen can’t stop interfering with the lives of those around her; that even includes getting in hot water with Ally’s new boyfriend Ben (Rob Mayes) and his boss. There just has to be a way to teach her a lesson, after all, behind every meddling mom is an honorable mom struggling to get out.

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Win a $150 Amazon Gift Card

Our friends over at  Tip Hero have been sharing helpful tips that help you save money and help your community. They have reached an astonishing 7,000 money-saving tips on their website. To celebrate Tip Hero is hosting a giveaway and is offering y’all the chance to win. They will be giving away a $150 Amazon gift card to one lucky reader. We all love Amazon  So we’re excited to share the opportunity to win this fabulous prize with all of you.
This giveaway runs for 2 weeks from February 6th  through February 20th. It ends at 11:59pm US Eastern time. (Open to residents of the United States and Canada, 18+).
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BlueNEXT BN1000 Mini Bluetooth Keyboard From MobileFun.com

27540BlueNEXT BN1000 Mini Bluetooth Keyboard

This is one of the fun gadgets we here at Texas Kitchen get to test out. The folks at MobileFun.com across the pond sent us one of these great mini bluetooth keyboards for review. Hubby is absolutely thrilled with the ease at which he can type now using the BlueNEXT BN1000. This 49 key mini bluetooth keyboard is ergonomically designed for your comfort. Uses Broadcom 2042chipset wit h wireless Bluetooth 2.0 interface.  Also works on PS3. Makes it Soooo much easier to type on your PS3 instead of using the game controller for typing. Love that it has an intelligence power source management system that save battery power for when ya need it most. Fifty percent more battery life than similar products.

Why buyb

  • Ultra-portable full QWERTY keyboard
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Dedicated multimedia hotkeys
  • Compatible with a variety of operating systems including iOS 4, iPad, Playstation 3 and Nokia

Ultra-portable full-QWERTY keyboard

At only 11.4cm across, and weighing less than 50g, this Bluetooth keyboard is truly the go-anywhere alternative to the iPhone’s native on-screen keyboard. With all the keys you’d expect, and some you wouldn’t, the mini Bluetooth multimedia keyboard transforms data entry on your iPhone into a fluid, even enjoyable experience.

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Hallmark Channel Presents “Be My Valentine”

729568Y’all its time for another great movie from Hallmark. They are gearing up for Valentine’s Day with th Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere of “Be My Valentine” on Feb. 9, 2013. I got to see a sneak preview of the movie and I think it’s a great way to get in the spirit of Valentine’s Day

Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Saturday, February 9 (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8C)
As it gets close to Valentine’s Day, we all start to focus on love.  For Billy Baldwin (“Backdraft,” “Parenthood”) he dons a firefighters uniform once again in “Be My Valentine,” a brand be mynew Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere that arrives on Saturday, February 9 (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8C) just in time for Cupid’s big day.

Be My Valentine
Dan Farrell, a single father and firefighter unexpectedly falls for local florist Kate just two weeks before his stations’ annual Valentine’s Day fundraising ball. Enlisting her help with the flower arrangements for the party, their relationship starts to heat up.  But when Kate’s recent ex returns to town with a marriage proposal, Dan’s date for the dance might just be cancelled, and his new chance at love could go up in smoke.

Want to see how it all turns out? Tune into Hallmark Channel Feb. 9th and find out.

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