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Friday, May 31, 2013

ilovesummergiveawaybutton350x400 Welcome to the I Love Summer Giveaway! Host: Whole Lotta Mama CoHosts: Love From Elle | Military Wives Savings | The Penny HoarderSponsored By: Sweepstakes App GPlay-Store-Banner_1024x500 What is Sweepstakes App? It's a sweepstakes app, simple as that! Easy entries, like watching a 10 second sponsored video. Each time you watch it, you gain one entry.

GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner) $100

SECOND PLACE: (13 Winners) to win any of these prizes below... Not is any order (winner's will be randomly selected for each prize). ☆ 2 sheets (winner's choice) of nail wraps ($30 value) ☆ Tote A Tablet (for iPad, Kindle, or tablet). $20 by: thirty one ☆ Ultimate Body Wrap (2 winners) ☆ cookie making kit, Mixing bowl, Mixing spoon, Oven mitt, Two pot holders, Two dish towels, Measuring cups, Measuring spoons, Cookie mix ☆ BBQ pizza pan (retail value $24) ☆ 2 mineral pigments Sponsor determines colors ☆ Box of Advocare Spark ☆ $75 gift certificate to A-Z Nutrients ☆ custom made Summer Fabric wrapped straw wreath embellished with fabric rosettes and buttons. retails at $29.00 ☆ Any appliqué shirt size 6 mo-10 free shipping shirt value $19 plus $3 shipping so value $22 ☆ A set of two rainbow patterned earring holders ☆ Timeless Wristlet Best Buds pattern by:thirty one Dates to Remember: Giveaway Begins on 5/31/13 and Ends on 7/2/13 ☆☆Grand Prize is Open WW to those 18+, must have a paypal account to be eligible, void where prohibited. All other prizes are US only, 18+, void where prohibited. Facebook, twitter and pinterest or any other social networking site is not affiliated with this giveaway. Please follow all directions in the giveaway tools widget below. Unable to follow directions as given will disqualify you from the giveaway.☆☆ sweepstakesappcollage1
  Disclaimer: Whole Lotta Mama solely organized this event and I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are 100% my own and may differ from your own or even those stated in this post. THE ELEMENTS OF REVIEW is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. **If you are a company and would like to see your brand advertised in a Whole Lotta Mama event similar to this please contact

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Winners of the Quest Bars 12 Pack Sampler Giveaway are........

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Melanie J and Kylie C!  Congrats ladies!  And thank you everyone for entering.  I will send the winners an email letting them know they have won.  The winners will have 48 hours to respond.  If they don't respond to the email within 48 hours I will pick another winner.  

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I Love Summer Giveaway Days Blogger Op!

Hosted by: Whole Lotta Mama


Open to ALL with a blog!

You’re entitled to ONE FREE FACEBOOK OR TWITTER in exchange of:

1. Posting an announcement post. Grab the announcement post here.

2. Posting about the giveaway event. The HTML code will be provided.

3. Promoting the giveaway AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK.


Send $5.00 to as a gift if no announcement is done.

Want EXTRA Links? Send $2.00 each entra link you provide to as a gift.

Want to be a Co-Host? Send $10 to as a gift along with your blog URL. All who signs up to be a co-host will get a co-host spot! All co-hosts will have a no follow backlink and up to 10 links on the giveawaytools widget.

Sign-up closes on May 30, 2013. We are taking up to 50 bloggers only. SO SIGN UP NOW!

Start Date: May 31, 2013 12:01 AM EST

End Date: July 1, 2013 11:59 PM EST

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: (ALL Prizes are worth $20 or More!)

2 Sheets of Jamberry Nails

Tote a Tablet from Thirty One

Cookie Making Kit

BBQ Pizza Pan from Pampered Chef

2 Mineral Pigments by Younique

Box of Advocare Spark

$75 GC to A-Z Nutrients

2 Ultimate Body Wraps from It Works

Custom Made Summer Wreath

Any Appliqué Shirt size 6 mo-10mo

...MORE WILL BE ADDED THROUOUT THE MONTH, I will update date on my GROUP PAGE and by email.

Eligibility: US ONLY


If you are a vendor/sponsor please fill out THIS FORM!

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Garden of Sin Kickstarter Campaign

 THE GARDEN OF SIN - THE BOOK- Printed at 8.5"x11" (Available in both Soft cover or Hardcover) This is the cover of The Garden of Sin

I love anything Horror related.  When I heard about a Kickstarter campaign a new Horror book I was intrigued.  This is not just any ordinary Horror book, it's an illustrated book that's a poetic Horror story based on the seven deadly sins wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony.  To find out more check out their Homepage and the video teaser trailer .   You can also follow them on Twitter @TheGardenofSin. Click here contribute to the Kickstarter campaign!

Meet Tyler Faraone and Meghan Dawson!  Learn more about how The Garden of Sin was created! Watch the video below!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Quest Bars Review & Giveaway!

Quest Bars Sample Pack

If you have been reading my blogs especially my other blog Beauty, Fitness & Health...Oh my! You know I have a sweet tooth or more like sweet teeth.  There isn't a cake, cookie or pie I don't like.  So when I heard about Quest Nutrition's Quest Bars I was intrigued.  Quest Bars come in flavors like Apple Pie, Lemon Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and many other wonderful flavors. I did some research ( mostly on Twitter) and the consensus was that this is the best tasting protein bar out there.  Ok, I'm sold! I wanted to try them and share my thoughts with my readers. So I contacted Quest Nutrition for a sample.  They sent me a 12 bar sample pack!
Quest Bars Mixed Berry
Mixed Berry Bliss!

Here are my thoughts right after I tried each one:
Apple Pie-Tasted like cinnamon and apples two of my favorite things.  This one was my favorite until I tried the next one.

Chocolate Brownie-Was so good and chocolately.  It wasn't like a milk chocolate, but a deep rich chocolate.  So good after I putting it in the microwave for 15 seconds.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough-Nice cookie dough flavor.  I could taste a chocolate chip in every bite.

Strawberry Cheesecake-Really didn't taste any cheesecake flavor, but there was a strong strawberry flavor which I loved.

Vanilla Almond Crunch-Strong almond flavor.  More like a roasted almond.  Had a nice crunch.

Cinnamon Roll-Loved the cinnamon flavor. Just the right amount of sweetness.  Another one that was even more delicious warm.

Coconut Cashew-Tasted like a sugar cookie to me.  Really sweet and delicious after 15 seconds in the microwave!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Quest Bar

Peanut Butter and Jelly (shown above)- Firstly I'm not a really big fan of peanut butter bars, but I have to say this one tasted like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Also, do you see the big chunks of peanuts in there?!

So happy I liked them.  Quest Bars have at least 20g of protein.  There are no artificial sweeteners, flavors, sugar, gluten or junk. Check out the ingredients here. I felt good about eating them after a workout, as a snack or dessert.  I have to tell you these bars kept me full for hours.  I was so excited about them I got halfway through the 12 pack sampler and said I must have a giveaway!  The wonderful people at Quest Nutrition agreed! Two of my readers will each receive one 12 pack sampler.

Quest Bars
All of the Quest Bars in the 12 pack sampler!
The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada.  The giveaway will end May 20th 2013 at 12:00 AM. Please use the Rafflecopter widget below.  After the winners are announced the winners will have 48 hours to respond.  If the winner(s) do not respond within 48 hours I will pick another winner.  Thank you so much for entering!  Good luck! And thank you Quest Nutrition!

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Disclaimer: Quest Nutrition provided me with a free 12 pack sampler of Quest Bars to review.  I am under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions are my own.