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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Eden Home Organic $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Every once in awhile I come across a company that is concerned with more than just the bottom line. Eden Home Organic is one of those companies.

Eden Home Organic offers an assortment of ORGANIC bedding, bath, home, skincare, baby, kids, and pet products as well as men's, women's, and children's clothing items. It's truly a one-stop-shopping experience! The Eden Home website is one of the best shopping websites I’ve shopped. It is so easy to navigate and every product has a Product Overview, Product Story, What’s In It and Care tab. And if you haven’t experienced the rollover zoom feature, you’re in for a real treat. It saves loads of time waiting for pictures to load. But I have to warn you, you’ll be cursing every site that doesn’t offer this cool rollover zoom feature from now on.

Don’t miss checking out the Sales section. Free shipping is offered on orders over $100 right now (use code organic). Both the elegant gift wrapping and boxes they package with are made from 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper, and Eden Home uses biodegradable, recycled material in lieu of Styrofoam or bubble wrap for protective packaging.

Why organic? If you’re even just a teensy bit curious, you must check out the Why Choose Organic section of their website for tons of helpful information. Going "green" and choosing products that are better for our environment is not only smart but ensures the future sustainability of our planet.

Going “green” doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Just look at this beautiful Natalie Deluxe Travel Tote Organic Diaper Bag from the Bumble Collection. Features include hidden compartments, a large removable changing pad, dual insulated bottle pockets, and (my favorite) matching stroller straps. It is made from all natural organic materials that are oh so soft. The fabric is interwoven using a microscopic design process. This process combines each individual fiber to make water and stains impenetrable; without having to use any unnatural coatings. This bag is just one of the many easy ways you can give your baby an organic start. Be sure to check out their stylish Organic Baby Slings, a highlight of their baby products.

Thanks to Eden Home Organic I get to present one of my readers a $50.00 Gift Certificate to their store! How cool is that!

Just follow the instructions below to enter for your chance to win!  Contest Ends March 13, 2010

Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry! You MUST leave your email address in your comment or make your address visible in your profile so I can let you know if you’ve won.

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  • Sign up for Eden Home's Free Newsletter (and BTW, get $5.00 order credit)
Want another chance to win?  Head on over to and enter Shauna's giveaway! Tell her Solutions Sleuth sent you.

The $50 Eden Home Organic Gift Certificate will be sent directly to the winner by Eden Home.
Giveaway ends on March 13, 2010. Giveaway is open for the US only. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to notification with shipping info – if no response, another winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary – void where prohibited by law. Review product was provided to me. I received no monetary gain. All opinions expressed are based on my own use and experience with the item.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Where To?

"You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.  You're on your own.  And you know what you know.  And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."  - Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Enstroms Almond Toffee Giveaway

Craving some Toffee? You will be after you read about this. Thanks toEntstrom's World Famous Almond ToffeeI got to review their deliciousMilk Chocolate Almond Toffee! It is the perfect blend of sweet cream butter, pure cane sugar, and California almonds, drenched in a creamy milk chocolate and sprinkled with crushed almonds. Doesn't that just make your mouth water? The toffee has the perfect amount of crunch and superb flavor. I loved that it was not sticky or left you feeling like you needed an emergency trip to the dentist!  

Enstrom's... Candies in Grand Junction, Colorado:  Three generations ago, Chet Enstrom perfected the art of blending the finest natural ingredients to create batches of almond toffee as gifts for family and friends. By 1960, his almond toffee had begun to develop a reputation and, at the urging of family and friends, Chet and his wife, Vernie, founded Enstrom

I told you you would be craving some!  Thanks to Enstrom's I get to GIVE AWAY a 1 lb box of their famous Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee.  Wouldn't you love it?  Enter to win:
*Open to USA only please*

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The lucky winner will be chosen on February 28, 2010.  Good Luck!

*I received no monetary gain for this post.  I did receive the product at no charge to review and evaluate for you.*

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hard Water Test Strips Giveaway

Do you have Hard Water?  Do you know if or how hard your water is? 
Here is your Solution!
This is a giveaway for 3 water hardness test stips!!

Hard water can cause all kinds of problems in your household.  Water heaters can get so full of hard water deposits they become unusable.  Faucets and shower heads become clogged and barely flow.  Not to mention all the spots on everything.  Washers - both dish and clothes - will clean better and more efficiently.  The list can go on ond on.
So what do we do?  We buy water softners.  But is the softner set correctly?  There is a setting there you know.  Usually a number is selected based on the hardness of the water before it comes to the softner.  These simple test strips will give you a hardness number parts per million.  Each number range is devided into a scale from Very Hard to Soft. 
Maybe you are wondering if your softner is working correctly.  Use the test strip at a location that soft water is supposed to be connected.
Or you might wonder if soft water is hooked to a certain fixture.  Sometimes a kitchen faucet is left out of the system.  Sometimes outside faucets are hooked up for washing cars etc.

Use these test strips to troubleshoot or just satisfy curiosity.

Five winners will receive 3 test strips to test your water.  Each is individualy wrapped and has the instructions printed on the back.  Good luck and have fun with them.

Want to know more about hard water? click here....  
 Great Hard Water Info.


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Winner will be announced Feb. 28 2010

Into The Wild - Book Review & Giveaway

Into The Wild by John Krakauer

BOOK GIVEAWAY Review:  "God, he was a smart kid..." So why did Christopher McCandless trade a bright future--a college education, material comfort, uncommon ability and charm--for death by starvation in an abandoned bus in the woods of Alaska? This is the question that Jon Krakauer's book tries to answer. While it doesn't—cannot—answer the question with certainty, Into the Wild does shed considerable light along the way. Not only about McCandless's "Alaskan odyssey," but also the forces that drive people to drop out of society and test themselves in other ways. Krakauer quotes Wallace Stegner's writing on a young man who similarly disappeared in the Utah desert in the 1930s: "At 18, in a dream, he saw himself ... wandering through the romantic waste places of the world. No man with any of the juices of boyhood in him has forgotten those dreams." Into the Wild shows that McCandless, while extreme, was hardly unique; the author makes the hermit into one of us, something McCandless himself could never pull off. By book's end, McCandless isn't merely a newspaper clipping, but a sympathetic, oddly magnetic personality. Whether he was "a courageous idealist, or a reckless idiot," you won't soon forget Christopher McCandless.

Doesn't this book sound interesting?  It has now been made into a movie which was well worth the view.  J.W. has read it and although he though that Chris was rash and reckless he thought it was definitely worth reading.  It is a short book and can be read in just a couple hours. 

S. Premo had this to say,  "The story of Chris McCandless serves as medium for contemplation of our will to live, our insatiable desire for risk, and the choices we make. You don't have to agree with the decisions of the character to find fulfillment in understanding. Overall, well-written."


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Winner will be announced Feb. 28 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Patrick F. McManus Book Giveaway

Are you up for some reading about some crazy funny outdoor adventures? I have this hilarious book to GIVEAWAY to a lucky reader.


"Patrick McManus is a treasure." - The Atlantic

"Everybody should read Patrick McManus." -The New Yourk Times Book Review

"A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor." - People

"The funniest writer around today." -Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"MCManus captures the innocence most of us lose when we become grown-up, and reading him you can't help recalling similar times and events in your own life." - Booklist.

Any alert reader will remember the stir Patrick McManus created with his close examination of metaphysics a few years back. Always the deep thinker, Pat concerns himself this time with situational ethics. Here's an example: While mountain climbing, your partner falls and is left hanging by a rope—the one you control. You can either save him or save yourself. Now here's the tricky part: How do you distract your partner as you prepare to cut the rope?... On the way through the woods, Pat pauses to explain several everyday facts of life. One is called the theory of convergence, and it explains, with a minimum of mathematics, why when a hunter goes one way, the elk always goes the other. Another fact of life deals with "disinformation" and the use of lies (the bigger the better) when it comes to explaining one's prowess as a hunter. When asked, "What's the longest shot you've ever made?" a good answer would be. "I'd guess about six hundred yards." (No need to add that you missed.) Pat also offers solid thoughts on the qualities that define leadership, beginning with the need to be tall. (A good head of hair won't hurt either.). We could go on, but it's enough to tell you that one of the treats of this hilarious collection is a two-part autobiographical piece that reveals Pat's tortuous trip along the writer's path .


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Giveaway ends February 28, 2010


"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
- Dr. Seuss

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Who's Life Are You Touching?

Today in Relief Society was our Visiting Teaching Conference. We sang the most beautiful song. It reminded me to be a positive influence in someones life. I hope you enjoy reading the lyrics as much as I did.

Each Life That Touches Ours For Good

Each life that touches ours for good
reflects thine own great mercy Lord.
Thou sendest blessings from above
Thru words and deeds of those who love.

What greater gift does thou bestow,
What greater goodness can we now
than Christ-like friends, whose gentle ways
strengthen our faith, enrich our days.

Karen Lynn Davidson

Thanks for touching my life : )

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Let's face it. Life is one big sticky situation after another. In an attempt to create some kind of order I am starting this SOLUTIONS blog to find answers to everyday problems. I will seek out solutions by searching for products and offers that truly bring simplicity, quality and usefulness to our lives instead of frustrations. Do we really need yet another useless product filling our landfills? I think not!

Join me on my search. Along this journey we will explore new and established products, discover exciting offers, and create lifelong friends.

All product reviews are expressley my own opinion. I do not receive any monetary gain for reviewing and expressing my opinions on products or links. I may receive free products to review and pass along to you.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Free Diapers!

What mommy wouldn't love free diapers? Well check this out.

Pampers has introduced a new line of diapers, with dry max technology, and the babies of the Olympic athletes were the first to try these bad boys out.

It's only fitting because in one day, a cruising baby can take as many steps as a marathon runner in a race! In fact, a 9 month old baby can crawl up to 400 meters in just 20 minutes.

It's this active play that drives the Pampers brand to make their diapers better.

Some of the features of the new Pampers Dry Max diapers are:

* New Dry Max technology - our driest ever - to help lock wetness in up to 12 hours.
* Twenty (20) percent less bulk, making it Pampers' thinnest diaper and our driest ever
*Softer outer cover for comfort inside and out
*Tapered design
* Sesame Street® characters (Sesame street® is a licensed character with Pampers in North America)
*Will be offered for the same price as current Pampers Swaddlers and Cruisers (Pricing is at the sole discretion of the retailer.)

What is Dry Max?

Dry Max describes the new "engine" or core of Cruisers and Swaddlers diapers.
It allows for the removal of the airfelt ("paper pulp") found in current Swaddlers and Cruisers, resulting in a thinner and less bulky core. Currently, Pampers is the only brand with this technology on the market.

The thinner core is enabled by the new Absorbent Gelling Material (AGM), removing the need for airfelt. The AGM is more permeable, meaning it locks wetness in faster than previous AGM.
The Dry Max technology will also be available in Pampers Swaddlers diapers for new babies in March 2010.


Here's the skinny on the FREE DIAPERS:

Right now, if you go to, you can sign up to receive a three pack of the new Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max.

And if you get a Team USA diaper, which will be randomly inserted into select sample packs, then your baby will win a one year supply of Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max.... (I really hope it's me)

So click on over, sign up for some free diapers, and cross your fingers that you get the Team USA logo.

Decorating Dilema?

I love this website. She is the queen of decorating. My favorite decorating she does is finding cheap furniture and refinishing it or repurposing it. You really ought to check this out. It is worth the click.

4 Snaps!

Choices count

"It is our choices, Harry, that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities."

J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)


Welcome to my blog. In this fast paced world of technology I just had to jump on board. I want to be part of the snowball instead of being squished by it. Do you ever feel like that?

I LOVE to read. There is nothing like being totally swept away in your imagination simply by reading words. My favorite authors are Dorothy Keddington, J.K. Rowling, James Dashner, Greg Lund. Oh, there is so many more I could list but you would be here all day.

I would love to share my love of reading with you. I will be giving away some lucky readers books coming up very soon. Follow me on Google Friend Connection so you are sure not to miss out.

I hope you come back often and like what you see!