Planet Weidknecht Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is May 13.
That's just two weeks away!

My Mother's Day Gift Guide
is full of wonderful ideas
that I have personally reviewed
and recommended.
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Gift Book Review: For My Children

For My Children is a Mother's Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom that YOU write. Created by Ulyssess Press, this hardback book is beautifully decorated with watercolor-style images in soft, muted colors.
It's filled with writing prompts to spark memories so mom can fill it with stories that her children and grandchildren will cherish far into the future. From questions to fill-in-the-blank lists, it is a book that can be completed over time, just a few pages at a time.
Today's busy moms often don't have time to sit down and write a full memoir and this is an excellent way to sneak in a few minutes of writing just a couple of times a week. Before mom realizes it, she's filled the 160 pages of the book!
This would be a wonderful Mother's Day gift, new mom gift, shower gift, or birthday gift. The pages are very high quality with just a touch of gloss so writing with a pen or thin-tipped marker looks very elegant. I love this book and can't wait to fill out all my pages for my kids! This will be another family heirloom they can fight over when I'm dead. To buy this beautiful gift for you or someone special, just click here - For My Children: A Mother's Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom
Disclosure: I received this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

Win It For Mom iPad2 Mother Day Giveaway

Win It For Mom
iPad2 Mother's Day Giveaway Event
Welcome to our annual Mothers Day Giveaway!This year, 1 VERY LUCKY mom will WIN an iPad2!
Think your mom is the greatest mom ever? Want to give her a shiny new iPad2?Think YOU'RE the greatest mom ever? Keep it for yourself!
Here's What You Get!
Color: White
Storage:16 GB
Wi-Fi: Stay Connected at any of thousands of internet hotspots, including your home wireless network. Get online from the couch, check email at school, download an app at the library or read the local news at your favorite cafe. iPad with Wi-Fi makes it easy to stay connected.
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
Weight: 1.33 pounds (601 g)
Display: 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology. 1024-by-768-pixel resolution. Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.
Cameras, Photos, and Video Recording: Back camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom. Front camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera. Tap to control exposure for video or stills. Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi.
Power and Battery: Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music. Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system.
In The Box: Dock Connector to USB Cable. 10W USB Power Adapter. All Documentation.
Warranty: Every iPad comes with complimentary telephone technical support for 90 days from your iPad purchase date and a one-year limited warranty.iPad2 will be ordered AFTER winner is drawn. It will ship DIRECTLY to the winner. We NEVER touch it! Warranty will be put in winners name at time of purchase.

Grandma Juice and The Kids Are Grown Now What have teamed up with a great group of bloggers, including Planet Weidknecht to bring you this awesome iPad2 for Mothers Day.
There are multiple ways to win! Do some, Do them all..... It's up to you! Some you can even do daily for added bonus entries! There's something for everyone!
Ready? Go! Good luck!


Kitchen Aid Mania Giveaway

We are giving away a white KitchenAid KSM150PSWH Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer to one lucky reader! This is a perfect Mother's Day gift to every one who loves baking or simply just being in the kitchen! This was made possible by Bay Area Mommy, American Family, Planet Weidknecht and some of the most awesome bloggers! KitchenAid KSM150PSWH Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer - Retail Value: $349.99 - Color: White - 325-watt mixer with 10 speeds; 5-quart stainless steel bowl - Tilt-back head for easy access to mixture - 1 piece pouring shield with large chute for adding ingredients - Includes flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip - Measures 14 by 8-2/3 inches by 14 inches; 1-year warranty Giveaway will run from April 29 at 12AM EST to May 9 at 11:59PM EST. Open to the US only. Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible.

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Swimsuit Season is Almost Here

Are you ready to put on your swimsuit? How's your self-promise to exercise going? Need some encouragement? Here you go!


Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Giveaway - Nook Simple Touch w/ Glow Light

Be the First to Get the NEW Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight!

It's the first and only reader for perfect bedtime reading!

Item is available for sale on May 7th! Win yours NOW and get it pre-ordered right to your address!

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Blogger Opp: Oh So Pretty Giveaway Hop

are co-hosting an awesome giveaway hop 
“Oh! So pretty!" 
The theme is beauty and we invite all bloggers to join us!
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Pirates! Band of Misfits - Movie Review

Today is the day! Pack up your kids and go see Pirates! Band of Misfits! This hilarious movie will have kids and parents laughing all the way through. Created by the makers of Chicken Run, this animated movie is about a pirate with a self-esteem problem and a motley crew of mixed-up losers. Their crazy adventures always seem to end in disaster, but the captain is determined to win Pirate of the Year. It features the voices of Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman and Jeremy Piven. Rated PG. Sure to be a family favorite! It's a great family comedy film that I really enjoyed watching.

Book Review - The Beauty Book by Nancy Rue (for girls)

Parents often find it difficult to find books they want their tween and teen girls to read. Since these ages are often filled with self-esteem doubt and peer pressure, it's important to provide girls with healthy, supportive confidence-builders. The Beauty Book by Nancy Rue is a wonderfully written book about growing up as a girl of God. In a straightforward voice, she talks to girls about many topics including skin, clothing, hair, makeup, shaving.
She addresses many of the concerns that girls face, like the media and their friends, who often have very different ideas about how girls should look and act. Nancy Rue points out what the Bible says God thinks of these subjects. Her writing shows girls how God and parents are there to guide them and help them. It's a beautifully written book.
I love the activity pages throughout the book that encourage girls to write what they think about different topics. It makes the book more interactive, so that girls can actually own what their thinking and reading. This would be a great book for youth groups, Girl Scout troops, and Sunday school classes. It would make a great gift for any girl. Five Stars!!
Disclosure: I received this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
You can purchase The Beauty Book by Nancy Rue at the link below:

Blogger Opp: Red, White, and Blue Birthday Giveaway Hop

Join us in celebrating our nation's birthday and the official launch of The Whatsername Jewelry Website. Simply offer a minimum $20 giveaway on your blog from June 25th to June 30th 2012 to participate. Click HERE to join in!

National Lifestyle Centers

by Kristen Ivy:

National Lifestyle Centers is a dedicated team devoted to your overall wellbeing. We are a wholesale buying co-op housed inside a nutrition club and we have four core areas we focus on: Spiritual, Physical, Mental and Financial.

These four core principles are maximized through programs available to our members only N.L.C. Buyer’s Club. Members receive a wide variety of factory direct prices which result in savings on products and services in many different industries. For example, take a look at this couch.
Furniture is just one of the many categories of products you can save money on with an N.L.C. Buyer’s Club membership. This couch retails for over $700 at many retailers. You can find it here for $775, here for $1003, or here for $769.99. However, N.L.C. Buyer’s Club Members can purchase this couch for only $439.

Furniture isn’t our only opportunity for savings. We offer household accessories, local business discounts and even automobile discounts as well!

This lamp retails for over $325. Our member price is $189.95.
This Chevy Malibu’s MSRP is $25,175.
Our members can purchase this beauty for only $21,313.

And we’re currently working on contracts with companies to secure savings on computers, jewelry, and janitorial supplies.

Our mission is to produce “New Ways To Live Life’, in a safe, ethical manner, while realizing the importance of four core principals of life, and enhancing upon these core principles through leadership and education. Our N.L.C. Buyer’s Club Members have the opportunity to attend classes and seminars offered each month on our four core principles as part of their club membership. They also can stop by each day for a healthy protein shake.

In addition, we offer an industry leading compensation program for those that choose to share our ideals and market our memberships with their own business. Having the total solution, we are distinctive! The success of America has been driven by the entrepreneurial spirit embodied in the country’s businesses!

An N.L.C. Club Membership is available to you for only $795. Join us today … improve your life, save money on items you would normally purchase, earn money while sharing the savings concept and begin your journey in “New Ways to Live Life” now!

Kristen Ivy
(512) 989-3389


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The Elephant's Trunk - Greeting Card Review

I received three greeting cards from The Elephant's Trunk and wanted to share them with you. They are printed on a very high quality paper that at first glance looks gray, but upon closer inspection is a beautiful glossy silvery color. The cards have a very simplistic look with printing only on the front so I can write whatever I want on the inside. Each comes with a matching envelope as well. They are lovely and I'm very pleased with them. Check out their Facebook page!
Disclosure: I received these cards at no charge and was not asked to do a review.

Monkey Mascot T-Shirt Review

If you have sons, chances are you've called them "monkey" at least once. It's pretty likely you've even called your daughter that too. I love this brightly colored Monkey Mascot T-Shirt from TShirtPrinting.net. They are t-shirt printing specialists who make custom printed t-shirts, personalized t-shirts and printed hoodies.
They have a huge selection of t-shirts, hoodies, vests, sweatshirts, polo shirts and more. They work with lots of different garment supplies and they strive to have highly competitive pricing. They'll print from 12 to 100,000 shirts for you, your company, or your organization. The Monkey Mascot t-shirt is a quality medium-weight material and the screen printing on it is awesome. A wonderful t-shirt company to work with!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The Wisdom of Others - Graduation Gift Review

I am so excited to tell you about The Wisdom of Others! It's an online application where you and lots of people you know can all come together and compile a customized book filled with quotes and tips for someone for a special occasion. You can make one for a wedding, a new baby, a birthday milestone, and so many other occasions. I made one for my daughter's college graduation.
The online app is so easy to use. I just set up a free account, set up what kind of book I wanted to make, then emailed my friends and family the link where they could contribute. I also posted it to my Facebook and Twitter accounts. Some people replied to my email, so I just added those contributions myself. When I had all the contributions I thought I'd get, I ordered the book. There are different font and color choices as well.
It arrived packaged for gift-giving, but of course I wanted to see it, so I'm planning on re-wrapping it for my daughter. It's a hardback book with really high-quality pages. The printing inside was perfect with no errors.
There is even a bookmark for an added feature. I got to write the introduction, which is followed by a list of contributors to the book. The book is written with the question in front "What advice would you give a new college graduate for succeeding in life?" It can be completely customized for your needs.
I loved reading through all the quotes and tips in the book. It was touching to see what family and friends had to say to my daughter. There were a few famous quotes, some advice from others, and even a few fun remarks to make her smile.
There is even a section in the back of the book that is reserved for future contributors. Several blank pages will allow her to ask her college friends if they'd like to leave a note for her in the book. This is such a great idea for a personalized graduation gift. I can't wait to see what she thinks of it!
You can make one for someone you love HERE. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and even Pinterest!
Disclosure: I received this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

Candle Queen Giveaway

Hi, I'm Courtney Tucker, the Candle Queen for Granny's Kountry Candles and I would like to win a race to her Facebook page reaching 3,000 fans. It is going fast and I just started...late!

I need help with votes from fellow Pinterest users, please vote for me by liking The Vote for C. Tucker pin posted in the Rafflecopter Widget, if you repin the vote pin that will give me two votes, and 5 extra entries for you!

The race will continue until Granny's Candles Facebook page reaches 3,000 fans!

On the day Granny's Kountry Candles Facebook fan count reaches 3,000 all contestants will continue to get votes until 8PM (ET) on that day.

Thanks So Much for the help!
There are 4 items I want to Giveaway, here they are:
1 Swarovski Crystal Teardrop Necklace
Sterling Silver Chain with 40mm Aurora Borealis Swarovski Crystal Teardrop Pendant and Charm 1st made, not sold yet...Retails for $65.00 Handmade by me, CrystalHollow on Etsy, comes with a Cherub Keepsake Jewelry Box!
Find CrystalHollow on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/people/CrystalHollow?ref=si_pr


1 Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable Body Powder 
(choice of Marshmallow 22g or Cocoa 18g)
A pretty veil of shimmer that looks, smells and TASTES like said flavor. These glistening and edible powders cover your every last curve with a subtle glow and a seductive scent. Dust onto arms, legs, and dècolletè...let someone else kiss it away. New in Box
Retails for $29.00

1 Vampire's Kiss Soy Sprout Candle
The scent of Powerful berries everywhere. 1.5oz of soybean goodness! Provides a maximum burn time of 6 hours. Retail Price $2.49

Find GKC Website here: http://www.grannyskountrycandles.com/store/index.htm
Find GKC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrannysKountryCandlesLLC

1 Versace Yellow Diamond Perfume Tester
New Fragrance! The fragrance unveils like a burst of light, gleaming and glistening. 2ml 0.06US fl oz.

Slap Frozen Energy Drinks - Review

This is the newest idea in energy drinks! Toss these in your freezer until they are frozen. When you need an energy boost, let one sit out for a few minutes, then squeeze it a bit to turn it slushy, unscrew the lid and drink. Slap Frozen Energy Drinks offer 25% more energy boost than the other leading brands of energy drinks.
There are currently three flavors available - Lemonade, Strawberry Frost, and Green Apple. I tried them all and they are delicious! I liked the Strawberry Frost the best. Imagine grabbing one of these on a hot Texas afternoon...mmmmmm.
It comes in a 10 ounce pouch and since the lid is a screw-on style, I can drink just what I want and need, then throw it back in the freezer for later. The texture is better than a snow-cone, and more like a frozen margarita.
You can find Slap Frozen Energy Drinks at Walmart and Casey's General Stores. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter so you can be first to hear about new flavors and special promotions!
Disclosure: I received these samples at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

Italiano Beer Bread Recipe - Do You Bake?

My favorite recipes are the easy ones. I just got some Italiano Beer Bread from Do You Bake? and decided to make it yesterday. It felt really weird to be opening a beer in the morning though. The box came with the flour mixture and the seasoning topping, so I just needed to add 2 tbsp of butter and a beer.
I opened the flour mixture and poured the beer over it. I've never made a beer bread before so I wasn't sure what to expect. It smelled good though.
I turned on the oven to preheat to 350 degrees, then grabbed a spatula to mix the beer and flour mixture together. Just about 15 strokes is all that is required, enough to make it all wet and rather sticky. The ingredients are all natural too!
I sprayed some oil spray on my regular sized bread pan and scraped the bread dough into the pan, using the spatula to sort of flatten the middle out more to the edges. I put the 2 tbsp of butter in the microwave for 30 seconds to melt it.
I poured the melted butter all over the top of the bread and then opened up the seasoning topping packet from the box and sprinkled it all over the top.
The box says 40-50 minutes but my oven has been acting up lately so I left it in for a full hour to make sure it got done all the way through. It came out of the oven a golden color and my house smelled absolutely amazing.
I let it cool in the pan for about fifteen minutes then dumped it out onto a cooling rack. It came out of the pan perfectly and even the sides looked perfect to me. I really wanted to sit there and it with a fork, but let it cool completely instead.
When Johnny got home from his job, we sliced of a couple of pieces to taste it together. It is absolutely the BEST BREAD I've ever tasted. It is so moist and delicious. It doesn't need a butter spread or anything. It is perfect straight off the loaf. It's good enough to serve as a cake dessert!
I also picked up the Classic Beer Bread and the Onion Beer Bread. I can hardly wait to try those. I am a new fan of the Do You Bake? company! Thanks to Ann Fudge Cluck, who introduced me to these wonderful food products. You can find her page HERE.
Disclosure: I purchased these with my own money and just wanted to share the information with you!