Archive for the ‘Reviews & Giveaways’ Category

I whipped up some puppy cake mix for Shopdog

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

denise richard dog

Not sure what to get for the person who has everything? If they’re a pet lover, get them a gift that their pet will appreciate like Puppy Cake! It’s not a pre-made cake, it’s Puppy Cake mix, which you make yourself. But luckily, it’s not hard to make. The batter doesn’t taste good to humans, so don’t make THAT mistake. Right now it comes in the flavors Fifi’s Favorite Carob Cake Mix and Frosting and Buddy’s Best Banana Cake Mix and Frosting.

I made the Buddy’s Best Banana Cake into cupcakes for Shopdog, and she truly does love them. You have to make sure you’ve cooled the cake completely so if you wait overnight and then put on the frosting, I’ve found that the cake part stays kind of moist, and the yogurt part (possibly their favorite part) gets kind of dry. The first cupcake I gave to Shopdog, she tried to gobble in one giant bite. Because the frosting had hardened ... Read More

AUTOGRAPHED Friday Night Lights Vol. 2 Original Television Soundtrack : Giveaway

Friday, May 21st, 2010

fnl soundtrack 2

The recently released Friday Night Lights Vol 2. Original Television Soundtrack Volume 2 has:

1. Percussion Gun by White Rabbits 2. Sway by The Heartless Bastards 3. Killed Myself When I Was Young by AA Bondy 4. Fire by Augustana 5. Something Good This Way Comes by Jakob Dylan 6. I Know What I Am by Band of Skulls 7. The Meanest Man in the World by John Doe 8. If It’s The Beaches by The Avett Brothers 9. What You Hide by AM 10. Come Thou Fount Every Blessing by Sufjan Stevens 11. This is the Thing by Fink 12. FNL Main Title by Snuffy Walden

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Lindsey Ray EP {Musical Giveaway}

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Lindsey Ray "Picture Perfect" EP

Lindsey Ray "Picture Perfect" EP

We’ve been raving about Lindsey Ray on She’s Smart, and it’s because she’s so good at uplifting us through her music. That may sound cheesy, but if you give her songs a listen – I bet you’ll feel the same effect. It makes you happy to hear. We’ve already featured Lindsey Ray, and done an exclusive Virtual Closet with her. Now she’s signed a copy of her EP (with that gorgeous cover!) for one lucky She’s Smart reader to win!

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Sweet Floral Ring by Sweet & Simple Jewelry Designs {Giveaway}

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

antique brass jewelry

Thanks to the Etsy Shop Sweet & Simple Jewelry Design, we have an Antique Brass Floral Locket Ring for one of you to win! The item description via the site is: “Show off a special little picture or give as a gift with a little note tucked inside. This ring is made with an antique brass floral etched locket and an antique brass ring base.Ring is adjustable and comfortable to wear, nickel free. Locket measures 3/4 inch in diameter. Ring comes to you in a white gift box.” Kelly, the shop owner, says this ring is a huge best-seller! And you could get it for free, how “sweet” is that?

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Kid Giveaways! Win one of the Best Dolls for Girls

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

whimsical dolls

Are you ready to win a whimsical doll from Blabla Kids?

Wanna shop?: blabla kids

THE GREAT GIVEAWAY PRIZE: One winner will receive a Classic blabla baby doll worth $44.00 . This is courtesy of blabla kids.

Note: Would you guys prefer to enter contests via comments instead of e-mails? Let me know in the comments here!

IMPORTANT! – You must be a subscriber of the She’s Smart daily newsletter.  We often have giveaways, so subscribing will help you stay up to date on all of them. – Your e-mail subject line should be: BLABLA – Mail to with your name, address and age for each entry. – Please ... Read More

Oooh! Handmade, Whimsical Dolls for Children that are as Unique as they are Cute

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

quirky doll

The instant I saw the Blabla kids creations, I became a fan. The company was created by friends Florence Wetterwald and Susan Pritchett after they visited Peru and saw villages devoted to knitting. Wetterwald designs the blabla’s, and Peruvian artists handknit them using natural fibers grown right in Peru. They are known for being super soft, and I can attest to that fact.

What is a blabla? I’m going to quote the website on this, “It means everything and nothing, it’s a swirl of letters flying, a small world for a big idea… ‘Happiness fits in the palm of the hand.’ Blabla searches for beauty, authenticity and laughter.” The blabla collection includes dolls of all sorts, rattles, backpacks, puppets, keychains, mobiles, and doll clothing.

I think the dolls are amazing – from the quirky “Boogalos” to the “Classic blablas”. The mobiles are also something that really caught my eye.

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Glee-Ful Giveaway: Dove Damage Therapy Conditioner’s

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

dove glee

One lucky reader (it could be YOU) will win both of the Dove conditioners you see to your left. It’s the Intensive Repair Dove Damage Therapy conditioner and the Daily Moisture Dove Damage Therapy conditioner. It’s great to use these together, using the Intensive Repair only about once a week for extra hair care.

I’m really amped about the new Dove Damage Therapy system products, as you can tell from my Dove Daily Moisture Therapy Conditioner Review and Dove Intensive Repair Therapy Conditioner Review. They work, and they’re great, and I truly do love them. It’s what the ladies on Glee are using, too!

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Let’s Hear it for your Glee-Worthy Hair! NEW Dove Therapy System Products are fit for a Gleek!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

glee hair

I already know you guys have noticed the fashion and style from the ladies on Glee, but what about their hair? Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) always has such glossy locks, even though her hair is so impossibly (enviously) long. But it’s not just the characters who need to have this nice hair. The actresses of Glee have to maintain the health of their hair on a constant basis since they are  always getting it styled, dyed, curled, and put under strong spotlights (there’s always a price when you’re the star!). Their stressed out hair needs a way to kick back. And the equivalent of going to the hair spa is using these new Dove Daily Treatment Conditioners.

If you’ve paid attention to any of the Glee promo’s going on lately, you have probably noticed that Glee and Dove have paired up together. This spring, Dove is the Official Hair Care Sponsor of the Glee Live! Concert Tour! So if you’re wondering why Dianna Agron’s hair is so bouncy and shiny – it’s Dove she has to thank. And I bet she does, because she seems very polite and sweet.

Think your hair doesn’t need some TLC?

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Bright Idea: Merge Your iPod Case with a Portable Speaker

Sunday, April 25th, 2010


Isn’t it a drag when you have your iPod but no speaker around? Who expects you to carry one of those larger speakers around? This is why the RockBoom Speaker iPod Case is handy. It lets you protect your iPod, and it also has a built- in speaker system so you can share your music wherever you are. I personally love it for listening to music while I’m in the shower or if I’m working outside in the garden (read: lounging and looking at flowers).

The case itself comes in black or camo, and you do need two AAA batteries. But it’s really easy to work. You just put the batteries in and put the speaker plug into your ipod. Then you flip a tiny switch and you can use your ipod as normal – adjusting sound levels and changing songs. The peaker itself is totally invisible (it’s hidden) which makes it very easy to carry around, and doubtful that anyone will steal it (if they knew what this cool thing was – they would definitely steal it). For such a small case, the sound gets pretty loud.

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Giveaway: Wonder Pets! The First Rescue! DVD

Friday, April 23rd, 2010


Wonder Pets! The First Rescue! is now on DVD.  If you aren’t familiar with the Wonder Pets!, it’s a TV show that stars a cartoon duckling, turtle and guinea pig. (Sooo cute.)  “Every episode is a mini-opera with music written and developed by Tony® and Grammy® Award winning composers and performed by a live orchestra.” Sounds like something very SMART for your kids to watch! To promote the release of the DVD, we have one copy to give away to a reader!

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