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Enter Your Clever Name For a Chance to Win $1,000! Cottonelle

We’re hosting a contest on behalf of Cottonelle, looking for the Cleverest (travel-related) name for the two-step, “enhanced clean routine” of using Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care and Cottonelle Fresh Care Wipes.
Sure, most of us would enter a creativity challenge like this just for the bragging rights you get for winning. But this contest also has a $1,000 prize. So what are you waiting for?

Holy Clothing, Win $50 Credit and Look Beautiful

You may all remember my prior review on Holy Clothing last fall and the gorgeous purple dress I was sent.  I am so in love with this company.  They have awesome clothes for daily wear, for Renaissance Festivals, even some have been worn as Wedding Dresses!

This dress is called Bella and it makes a lovely wedding dress for a casual outdoor wedding and to get a dress for under $100 is awesome!

Want something casual to wear?  Check out their tops!


Check out this gorgeous shrug. This has to be the prettiest one I have ever seen!

Floral Lace Victorian Ruffle Boho Bolero Shrug Top

Why else is this an awesome shop?  They have sizes up to 7X!  They also have a huge variety of colors to choose from if you find an item you like!  I get an email daily with a deal on one piece or another and it takes ALL my will power not to get out the credit card and order!

I will keep this short and sweet so you can get to entering to win the $50 credit at Holy Clothing.  With this you can certainly find a beautiful item to get for yourself.

Disclaimer: I, Joan Penfold, was provided with Samples of product from Holy Clothing. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. . All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Holy Clothing.

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Enstrom's Almond Toffee Review & Giveaway


Several years ago I was fortunate enough to win a box of Enstrom’s Toffee and I took one bite and fell in love. The hard toffee in the middle had a nice buttery taste along with almonds inside, and then hugged by creamy rich milk chocolate and sprinkled with crushed almonds. So are you salivating like Pavlov’s Dog now? This toffee is some of the best I have ever tasted. The main problem with my toffee was the family got to it before I could get any more than my first few bites.  I was just a little bit angry to say the least LOL! So, I had to get in touch with Enstrom’s and ask about a review, and they were kind and agreed. Once I got mine I shared a little and then hid it so I had a little more this time and shared when I want to!

When you go on the Enstrom’s website you will find a variety of toffees with dark chocolate, petites, toffee popcorn, singles, and crumbs. Then you check more as you explore their site you will find chocolate turtles, truffles, peppermint bark and Butter Creams.  There is a BIG variety for the chocolate or candy lover you know or to set up a beautiful plate of tasty candies for your Christmas or New Years Eve Party.  That Peppermint Bark is calling my name for Christmas Eve.  They should go well with the eggnog! Yum, I can taste it now! Is your mouth watering yet?


As you know, I am always interested in the stories behind the companies!..Enstrom’s is a third generation and is made in Grand Junction, Colorado.  The Toffee is made with the same recipe that was originally used when the company was started, nearly 80 years ago.

The nice people at Enstrom’s have offered to give one of my followers a box of their special Almond Toffee and I know you are going to love it.


I received my box of toffee to try from Enstroms. I  am not obligated to do the review or make positive remarks, all opinions belong solely to me, Joan Penfold.

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Glass of Many Colors, Win $25 GC for Stained Glass

stainglass star with multicolored teardrop rays aroundSunshine, on my shoulders, makes me happy…..and the beauty provided by the sun shining through some colorful glass makes me smile!

Last year, at about this time of year I had the pleasure of meeting a twitter friend in person, Art and his nice wife Beth..It was fun to realize that we live about 45 minutes away so meeting in the middle for lunch was so much fun!  I talked glass with Art it seems throughout the whole meal and he has an awesome memory.  I have stained glass hanging in my home to act as a partition in a opening between dining room and my family room.  I wish I knew Art when I got those as I looked a long time for a good glass artist!  So, at lunch, I had given Art the measurements of the glass panels for besides my front door and he took that home and emailed his ideas and drawing and was spot on what I was seeing in my mind. This man is a mind reader as well, or a good listener anyway!  I was very thrilled with the panels and my husband was anxious to get them installed for me. Here are the panels:

stained glass side panels by doorwayI just love looking at these all day long.  They are gorgeous.  Arts work can be seen in his shop and he can also make custom work like he did for me.  Art has offered a $25 gift credit for item and shipping for one of you.  I am sure you will be happy with what you win!

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Wellabys "Living Well. Tasting Great" Review & Giveaway

1 picture showing a blue ribbon Superior tast award and bags of Wellaby's Cheese Ups in Classic Cheese, Smoked Cheese and ParmesanWellaby’s story is a great one, as it started one day with two brothers, that just so happened to grow up helping their dad in the family bakery. It was there they learned several lessons in life that I myself feel strongly about personally as well.  The brothers learned that there is nothing more important than family!  Their father was instrumental in teaching that lesson and more. Honesty and integrity pays off!  Hard Work also is what makes a business successful.  I personally wish I could have met him!

Wellaby’s Gluten free Cheese Ups were their first products they came up with!  They sent me a bag of these and they happened to turn out to be my favorite product. They did not have that taste a lot of Gluten free items possess and they were too easy to snack on LOL.

Box of Wellaby's Classic Cheese Crackers that says Gluten FreeTheir crackers are all tasty as well.  The cheese ones above are gluten and wheat free.  I also loves the cheese flavor of these.  I had a guest from England who loved these as well and also a few of the scrumptious tasting ones like the Parmesan and Sun Dried Tomatos (not my cup of tea) and the Rosemary and Onion so after enjoying afternoon tea with her and sharing the cheese and your crackers, she was taking your crackers home.

a closeup picture of a Wellabys Cracker

I personally like to sit and have a small bowl of chips/crackers whatever for snacking and the mini crackers are just perfect for this!  I truly enjoyed them, especially after everyone went to bed in the house and I sit and have some me time.

I can easily say the Wellaby products that I have tasted were all quite tasty and for Gluten and flour free, you could hardly tell.  And after reading their story, thank you to the brothers that spent all the time creating these masterpieces of healthy crackers for us to enjoy.

We are very fortunate that Wellabys had agreed to send an assortment box of their crackers to one lucky winner from joanandriahs!  I can’t wait for you to try these!

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