(The Most Awesome) Outdoor Fireplace Giveaway

How awesome is this outdoor fireplace? I am totally obsessed with it. I really, really, really want to win but since I am a nice person (sometimes), I am sharing this with you so you can enter to win too. May the odds be ever in your favor.

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Dinner on Applebee’s

Welcome to the
Seasons Best Giveaway
Hosted by
My Best of Both Worlds

Disclosure: Applebees invited My Best of Both Worlds to be their guest and experience their new Season’s Best Flavors menu items. The food was provided compliments of Applebees in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was provided in exchange for this publication. All opinions expressed are those of Best of Both Worlds.

Summer is the best time to turn off the stove and dine out. That’s what this giveaway is all about.


You can read all about The Best of Both Worlds’ review of Applebees’ new dishes containing fresh and fabulous ingredients in Applebees is our go-to neighborhood restaurant.

One lucky reader will win an Applebees $60 gift card to experience these delightful dishes.

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 year and older. The giveaway ends on 6/25/14 at 11:59 pm. A winner will be randomly chosen, once the winning entry has been verified, an email notification will be sent to the winner from My Best of Both Worlds. The winner will have 24 hours in which to respond to the email to claim their prize. If there is no response within the 24 hours another winner will be randomly selected then verified.

The prize will be sent via sponsor. No P.O. Boxes please. By entering this giveaway, you release participating blogs and their owners from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, mis-delivery or acceptance of any prize.


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please contact Kathleen@mybestofbothworlds.com

Disclosure: Applebees invited My Best of Both Worlds to be their guest and experience their new Season’s Best Flavors menu items. The food was provided compliments of Applebees in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided in exchange for this publication. All opinions expressed are true and my family’s own.
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Ten Ways to Get Out Stubborn Summer Stains

Summertime and the living is easy, and so are the stains. From ice pops to grass stained knees, clothing just seems to attract stains during the summer. Shout set me up for summer with a package of stain fighters. And they want to give one of you one too. After all, just because stains happen, doesn’t mean you should stop having fun. Shout will even help you find some with their new fun finder.

And if you don’t catch the stain in time for Shout, here are ten ways to get out stubborn stains!

Ten Ways to get Rid of Stubborn Stains
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Giveaway : Mother’s Day Renewal Package

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What better gift for mom than the gift of renewal? Nurturing goes hand in hand with mothering, but so many of us forget the crucial step of nurturing ourselves. So I am thrilled to offer you a chance to spend some time focusing on you!

Mother's Day Giveaway Self Renewal Package

Convinced? Comment below with why is self-care important and you will be entered to win a a Self-Renewal Package which includes a copy of the beautifully illustrated, award winning books, The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal or Nurturing the Soul of the Family and free registration to the Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal Online Telecourse (a $125 total value) from nationally recognized life balance teacher, Renee Peterson Trudeau and Hopeful World Publishing. Additionally you will be entered to win the $2700 Year-of-Self-Care Mother’s Day Giveaway.
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Monday Giveaway : The Last Snowman

The Last Snowman Giveaway

Somehow I kept thinking when the cold and snow and no school ended, I would get back on track. Since that doesn’t seem to be in sight I am sweeping the snow out of my virtual home and lighting up the hearth. It’s good to be back!

And there is no better way to start than with a giveaway from one of my blogging friends, The Animated Woman. Here book The Last Snowman is one of the girls’ favorite Kindle books so I jumped at the chance to give away a copy of the actual book. It’s a tale any parent will love and will definitely take the sting out of the endless snow days.

This giveaway includes:

  • A paperback copy of The LAST Snowman by JC Little. (definitely don’t want to download it for your Kindle (or Kindle app) though! It’s a steal at $3 and the story is designed to ‘animate’ in the page flips of Kindle. It’s a totally different reader experience from the paperback version.
  • A mug featuring one of the illustrations from the book; perfect for a little hot chocolate after playing in the snow (a personal gift from JC Little!)
  • A Boiron swag bag with Oscillo, Coldcalm and Chestal, all products we use throughout the winter in our house! Boiron is the world leader in homeopathic medicines for the whole family and I love them!
  • A custom Dot & Lil soap just for The LAST Snowman blog tour: Limited edition “Hot Chocolate Swirl” soap! It’s chocolate scented and has chocolate soap sprinkles on top. And as a bonus, their Shea Rescue Butter for lips and nails.

Awesome right?  I wish I could win!
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Gift Guide : Everpurse

EverPurse : The Purse that charges your phone!

Have a tech diva on your list? This year’s must have crossover tech and fashion accessory–also known as wearable tech–is the Everpurse. It is a clutch purse that charges your smartphone. Yep, you read that correctly. A chic and stylish handbag that keeps your phone charged on the go with an integrated smart phone charging pocket. A perfect holiday gift for the lovely lady in your life (hint, hint.) Or yourself!

In case you’re interested, here’s a great review by Cristi of Motherhood Unadorned. And if you’d like to purchase your own, go to Everpurse.com and enter this special code THEGUAVALICIOUSLIFE13 for 5% off your purchase. (Please enter this code at checkout where it asks for a gift card code.)

Available in fabric and leather in many beautiful colors, Everpurse is small enough to be used inside a larger purse or used by itself as a clutch. There is also an optional wrist strap or shoulder strap available.

Retail price: $189 to $329.
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Gift Guide : Mighty Leaf Tea Gift Sets

As a tea drinker, I sometimes feel left out of the red cup craze of the holidays. Gift sets for coffee drinkers abound while us poor tea drinkers are left clutching our tea bags and seeking the aisles for holiday blends. If you have a tea drinker in your life, indulge them with one of the Mighty Leaf tea gift sets. I was lucky enough to receive the Chai Tea Collection set to review.

Chai Tea Collection Gift Set description:
“Take a journey to a colorful and aromatic street market in Bombay with the Mighty Leaf Chai Tea Collection set. Become your own chai wallah (a chai tea maker in India). Steep Mighty Leaf Tea Bombay Chai in our insulated stainless steel mug with lid. Add steamed milk and sugar and and inhale the aromas of cinnamon, ginger, pepper, cardamom, clove and star anise.

The 12 oz mug is 18/8 stainless steel and double-wall insulated to keep tea hot or cold longer. Includes 15 pouches of Mighty Leaf Tea Bombay Chai, a lively whole leaf Indian black tea flavored with spices. Retails on mightyleaf.com for $24.95.”

I have spent many wonderful Fall mornings drinking chai on the go from my mug.
Especially since I have been using their brewing tips!

• Prepare your tea with filtered or bottled water. Avoid tap, distilled, or mineral water.
• Be sure not to over-boil the water as it makes flat tasting tea.
• For black tea and herbals, hot water is key! Please do not let the water sit and cool before adding the
tea pouch.
• Immerse the tea pouch completely in the hot water and move it back and forth several times to maximize
water flow through the bag.
• Steep 4 to 5 minutes for black tea
• Store tea in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Click through for a great twist on eggnog and a chance to win a Bombay Chai gift set!
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Gift Guide : Mabel’s Labels

Win Write Away Labels

Sometimes you need something small for a gift. Perhaps for a night of Hanukuh or maybe to give out to friends at a party. Or, like our family, you put your shoes out on December 5th to see what St. Nicolas might leave you to celebrate his special day. Really almost any reason will do for snagging some of Mabel’s Labels Write Away labels. They are perfect for kids, teachers, teen girls, and anyone else who likes to LABEL EVERYTHING.

Here’s what The Guavalicious Life contributor Mama Staci had to say about them:
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Gift Guide : Disney Classics

Thank you to Disney and the One 2 One Network for sponsoring this gift guide gift and giveaway!
Win This Disney Classics Box Set

Who likes to whistle while they work?
Who doesn’t?!

Since a great part of my day is spent either in my car or sitting in my home office, I control the airwaves. Sure I could listen to my favorite music. But that’s rock and to paraphrase Nick Hornby, 99% of rock music is depressing. So it’s good to change it up and listen to some songs guaranteed to lift your mood. Even cynical me is transported back to childhood when I hear songs like “You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly” and “A Spoonful of Sugar.”

Give your friends and family the gift of joy this season with the new Disney Classics box set. It’s available for pre-order now. The big release is November 12! This makes a fabulous gift because it is something that the whole family can enjoy together. Plus it makes the trip home from holiday travel a lot more fun.

Find out more details and how to win below!

The box set was compiled by Disney Music Group’s resident music historian and Grammy®-winning producer, Randy Thornton. It features 94 original recordings from Disney and Disney-Pixar movies, television shows and theme parks celebrating over 85 years of Disney musical magic.

The four volumes of the collection are:
Disney Modern Classics
Disney Timeless Classics
Disney Theme Park Classics
Disney Television Classics

These four CDs contain 94 original Disney recordings sure to bring magical mousical memories to all generations of Disney lovers.

And a special bonus for box set purchasers: a new medley of Disney hits by YouTube a capella sensations Peter Hollens and Alex G. Peter and Alex create fully orchestrated songs using only the sounds of their voices. With well over 100 million views on YouTube alone, their sensational approach has excited audiences all over the world.

Want to know more about Disney music?

• Disney Music Website – http://www.disneymusic.com

• Twitter – https://twitter.com/DisneyMusic

• Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/disneymusic

Win your own copy to enjoy or give as a gift!
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In the mood to win today?
Good because I have a great flash giveaway for you!

One family four pack of passes to the 3D advance screening in St. Louis, this Saturday, October 26th, 10am at Ronnie’s 20 Cinema
One $25 gift card to Oriental Trading Company

Enter now!
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