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Upcoming review of CSN Stores

I know some of you have seen information lately about I decided to check them out. Looking through I saw an array of products. Just about anything you might be looking for, for you home like lights for instance.  My husband and I are always looking for cost effective ways to improve our home,  lights are an easy and cost effective way to increase the look and warmth of the inside or outside  of your home. When adding outdoor lights it can also increase the safety of the outside of your home.  Walkways are more visible.  You’re able to see who’s is coming toward your house.  Your children can play in the backyard just a little longer with a good flood light.  Set the ambiance of your outdoor pond or garden with accent lights. There’s a lot of things that adding lighting to your home can do.  They don’t have to be expensive to serve the purpose.

                                                                Kichler accent spotlights

My husband and I were talking about wall sconces in our foyer.  I think these ones from
are beautiful and inexpensive.

                                                                               Coventry 1 light wall sconce pewter

These are only a couple examples of’s great lighting selection. has over 200+ stores to choose from.  If your looking for say, toys for your child’s upcoming birthday, they have that.

Maybe your looking at meeting your fitness goals and want to look at exercise equipment. Yea, they have that too.  

Me I’m in the market for a new 2 quart saucepan.  I used the only 1 I had to make candles now I can’t use it to cook in. Though, it’s going to be tough choosing since we also need an exhaust fan in our bathroom and this one is just too cute in the  lights section.

Stop in to   
or any of the other 200+ stores that has to offer.  You’re sure to find what you were looking for.  Or maybe something will find you.  

Have you added lighting somewhere inside or outside of your home? How did it change the look and quality of the space?

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Create a signature for your blog for free

The Frugal Free Gal has a great tutorial on how to make a free blog signature. I’m still gonna mess around with mine and see which style I like best but you can see an example at the bottom of this post. If you want to create your own you can go to her post:

It took me all of 3 minutes to do. thanks!

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got2b Smooth Operator review and giveaway—CLOSED

I have Straight hair, well mostly. It has a mild wave to it.  I love the smooth sleek look that a lot of the celebrities have.  The straight hair that looks so smooth and shiny.  My hair does not cooperate.  It seems no matter what product I use it didn’t give me the look I was going for OR if it did it only lasted for about, oh, 20 minutes or so.

To be fair, I’m not what anyone would call a hairstylist.  I’m lucky if I can put my hair in a straight pony tail (seriously). When offered the got2b smooth operator hair campaign for their members I  jumped on it.  I’ll try it.  What the hay, it can’t work any worse than other product I’ve tried.  Plus, I was getting it for free.  One thing I like about they want you to pass the word about the product. Good or bad, they want to know.

With some skepticism I tried the got2b smooth operator  Smoothing Lustre Lotion product. I have to admit,  I don’t hate it.  In fact, I rather like it.  It made my hair feel smooth and silky.  In this 85% humidity and 85 degree weather we’ve been experiencing in PA recently…my hair is not frizzy. My hair is actually straight.  I love it.

The got2b smooth operator hair products are in cute girly containers. I love the little charm on the side of the Lustre Lotion.  The Smooth Operator line says it’s “infused with cashmere” and “helps to protect against damage form heat styling and contains a UV protectant”.


One winner will receive 1 bottle of got2b Smooth operator Lustre Lotion and 1 can of got2b Smooth Operator Hairspray.

Mandatory Entry: 
Must follow my blog publicly either through gfc or networked blogs and leave a comment telling me why you would like to try got2be smooth operator products. This must be completed before any bonus entries will be counted.  Leave your email address so i can contact you if you win.

Bonus Entries: (leave a seperate comment for each entry.  If it says +2 leave two comments)

1.  Follow me on twitter (+1) : @angiewith3
2.  Tweet the following giveaway message (+1):  “Enter to win Got2be hair Smooth Operator products from @angiewith3  pls RT”
3.  “like” Free Stuff, Fun Sites, Contests, and More on Facebook:  Free Stuff, Fun Sites…on facebook
4.  Subscribe to my RSS feed using gadget in right column (+2)
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6. Vote for me in top mommy bloggers.  Button is the brown one in the right column.  (+3)
7.  Follow me in Networked blogs.  Widget in right column (+1)

8. Leave a comment on any non-giveaway post and leave a comment here telling me which one you commented on.

NOTE:  I did have my other sweeps listed as extra entries. They are closed now. Anyone that used them for entries while they were live will still be credited their entries. Thanks for bringing that to my attention @theladya

Winner will be chosen using from qualified entries on July 5th at 10pm. US/CAN only

***I received a coupon to try got2b smooth operator for free from  I used some of the great coupons that came in the bzzkit for the giveaway items.  I was under no obligation from got2b OR to give a positive review.  The opinions expressed in this review are my own****

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eos-evolution of smooth Review and Giveaway–CLOSED

About 2 years ago, I was fortunate enough to come across a sample of eos smooth spheres lip balm. Since then eos lip balm has been my choice when buying lip balm.  It goes on smooth, last a long time, and has been the only lip balm that actually seems to help my constantly dry lips.  The cute sphere shaped packaging is also smooth.  eos balms are 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Each  eos lip balm contains shea butter and vitamin E and smooths on clear.  eos smooth spheres lip balm comes in Sweet Mint, Summer Fruit, Honeysuckle Honeydew, and new Lemon Drop with spf 15.

About eos lip balms and available flavors

eos is evolution of smooth.  I recently saw that eos was now offering shave creams.  I thought, “if their shaving creams work even half as well as their lip balms, I’ll be buying a new shave cream.:

eos was kind enough to send me a full size bottle of their shave cream to try and review on my blog.  It’s really neat how they keep true to the “evolution of smooth” Even their packaging is smooth.  This includes the eos shave cream bottles.  I chose to review the Lavender Jasmine scented shave cream.  After noticing the smoothness of the bottle the second thing I noticed was the pump.  It is made something like a hand soap pump.

I was also excited to see that you can use this cream wet or dry!  Ladies you now how great that can be when you need to shave in a hurry.  I pumped a little onto my leg.  The shaving cream was so smooth.  It reminded me of the consistency of a whipped body butter.  My razor slid over my legs with ease.  The light scent of the Lavender Jasmine was so relaxing and pretty.

I tried eos shaving cream both wet and dry.  It worked well both ways.  My legs felt quenched after shaving.  Almost like I had applied lotion.  That may be because it contains aloe and shea butter as well.  It also worked well for other areas like under arms, etc.

eos shave creams are available in Pomegranate Raspberry, Lavendar Jasmine, Island Blue, Cucumber Melon, Vanilla Bliss, and Sensitive (fragrance free). All contain vitamins E and C.

The shave cream bottles are recyclable.  Read more about eos shave creams here: More about eos shave cream

You can purchase eos products at many retailers or you can purchase online:

Eos Organic Lip Balm Multi-Pack - 4 Flavors


eos also sent a bottle of eos shave cream and the NEW Lemon Drop lip balm with spf 15 to giveaway to one of my reader!

One my readers will receive a 7 fl oz (full size) bottle of eos Vanilla Bliss Shave Cream and a sphere of the NEW Lemon Drop lip balm with spf 15

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Must be completed before any other entries count.
***Must be a public follower of Free stuff, Fun Sites, Contests, and More.  and visit and let me know which product you would like to try (don’t forget what scent) in a comment.

Bonus Entries:

1.  Follow me on twitter (+1)  @angiewith3
2.  Tweet this giveaway message (+1)   “Enter to win eos products from @angiewith3 @eosproducts please RT”
3.   “like”  Free Stuff, Fun Sites, Contests, and More on Facebook: Like FFCandM on facebook
4.  Follow eos on twitter (+1) : @eosproducts
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8.  Comment on another one of my posts.  (+1) for each post you comment on.
9.  Enter the NFL Logo Steeler bandz giveaway on my blog: 
    leave a comment telling me you did so (+1)

*Please be sure I have a way to contact you.  Giveaway ends July 2 at 10pm. US/CAN only  Winner will be chosen using *

***I received eos products for free to review and some to giveaway on my blog.  I was not paid to complete this post.  I was not under any obligation to give a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.***

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