Showing posts with label giveaways. Show all posts
Showing posts with label giveaways. Show all posts

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Smart Tea Maker Review and Giveaway

I like to drink tea every once in a while. When I feel so stressed out and wanted to relax, or even when I just feel like my body needs some toxic cleansing, I do reach out for a cup of good tea. Hubby on the other hand, does love tea and when given the chance, he would gladly drink it everyday, lol! However, we only buy tea bags though and I have heard that loose leaf teas are much better in quality and taste than tea bags. Not to mention you can actually steep loose tea leaves multiple times. So when Enjoying sent us their popular tea sampler in loose leaves along with their cool Smart Tea Maker product, we couldn't wait to give it a try.

Actually, this awesome tea maker is so practical and simple to use. You just place your favorite tea leaves in the tea maker, add boiling water, and let your tea steep to your taste and liking. Once done, you place your Smart Tea Maker on top of a cup and let the tea drain into it. It does flow really fast so you need to pay attention, otherwise you could overfill your cup and waste your precious tea. To stop the flow, you simply remove your Tea Smart Maker off the cup. Voila! Your tea is ready to serve! This is perfect for quick and easy tea fix. No mess, small and portable that you can actually bring it to work or on the road if you're traveling. It is made of BPA-free durable food grade plastic and it is dishwasher safe. Even though it comes with a coaster, it doesn't leak while brewing or when you are finished dispensing tea. I simply love their unique and convenient tea dispensing feature. It seems pretty easy to clean as well, although I wish the stainless steel filter is removable. But other than that, I think this cool tea device is a great product to have especially for tea aficionados out there.

This is the tea sampler that we got from "Enjoying Tea" company. I tried the Vanilla Chai first, a top grade Indian tea. This delicious tea includes black tea, ginger, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, black pepper, calendula, and daisy. I mixed it with milk and sugar and oh boy was it comforting and great tasting. Enjoying offers a variety of great tasting tea from high-quality handpicked leaves. Besides being delicious, drinking tea everyday has tons of health benefits.

Tea contains a small amount of natural flouride so it is actually good for your teeth. Some tea may trigger weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories and reduce body fat. Polyphenols (the antioxidants found in tea), may have cancer-fighting effects. Green tea specifically, activate detoxification enzymes that may help protect against tumor development. Contrary to old misconception, tea can hydrate the body just along with water. But since tea has caffeine, it is still a good idea to drink caffeinated beverages moderately. Some research has shown that tea can also lower the risk of having heart problems. White tea has been found to be effective at fighting infections caused by staph and streptococcus bacteria, pneumonia and tooth decay. So yeah, tea should be part of our daily liquid intake as it has more benefits than we could imagine.

Now having read all that, wouldn't you like to sample some great-tasting tea yourselves? The people at Enjoying wants to make your tea drinking experience a pleasure so they would be giving away a "Smart Tea Maker" and a small canister of tea to one lucky reader. If you're interested, please join via Rafflecopter below. You can earn multiple entries by doing most if not all the contest requirements asked by Rafflecopter. This contest is open to all U.S. residents only.

Thank you everyone for joining. Good luck to you all!

Disclosure: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Zipz Shoes Review and Giveaway

Like most women, I own several pairs of shoes. Hubby would sometimes wonder why on earth do I like to own more than a pair if I only have two feet to put my shoes on, lol! Well, quite simple! Women like fashion, comfort and style. We match our shoes with the clothes we wear thus we need more than one pair, right ladies? So in my closet I have pumps, flats, sandals, boots, clogs, running shoes and of course my favorite pairs of sneakers.

Lately, I am in the habit of wearing sneakers when I go out and about. I find them comfy, trendy and stylish. Unfortunately, my reliable pair has seen better days so they are not as beautiful anymore as when I first bought them. Thankfully, Zipz Shoes had agreed to coordinate a product review on my blog, hence giving me an opportunity to own a new pair of casual shoes for free. Ahh, the perks of blogging! I was excited to try them on right away the moment it arrived at my doorstep. I couldn't help but ooh'ed at the design of the shoes that I chose. I got mine in Bandanaz Lo-Top. Actually, they have a lot of cool designs to choose from. Moreover, they have each design in 3 styles such as Lo-Top, Hi-Top and Slip-on. So shopping your first Zipz shoes can be very fun as far as choosing which design and style to go with.

What sets this shoe brand apart from other competitors is the fact that they are the world's first, true, interchangeable shoe. What does that mean exactly? Well, it means you can change the top of your shoe, keeping the sole of the shoe the same. You simply unzip the top half off, add a different shoe cover, and zip it back. Simply put, you can have a new look everyday if you want to because they are removable and interchangeable. That's truly amazing, isn't it? You can save money as well since you don't have to buy a new pair each time your pair of sneakers wears off on you. You just either buy a new shoe cover or a new sole. This concept is unique, refreshing and functional as well.

Now what about comfort? When it comes to shoes, surely you just don't want to go with style and looks, but definitely comfort and fit should also be considered when choosing one as well. When I first stepped into the shoe, I felt the soft cushioned insole. I have worn them to work on a casual Friday. They are one of the most comfiest sneakers I have ever owned. Zipz shoes uses YKK zippers, which are known for their durability and dependability. So you're confident you will get long years of using your favorite Zipz shoes. I have enjoyed them! I'm sure you will too. If you're interested to get your first pair of revolutionary shoes, you can purchase them here or you can visit their website and check out their latest styles as well.

Or better yet, if you want a freebie, why don't you enter my giveaway through Rafflecopter below? The fantastic people behind Zipz shoes made sure one lucky My Sweet Haven reader will get the chance to try a pair of Zipz shoes of their choice. So what are you waiting for, join now! This contest is available to US residents only.

Disclosure: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Cushion Source Pillow Set Review and Giveaway

After we bought our first home, we have been doing a little bit of decorating here and there. We've started with the guest room, in time for my father-in-law's visit. Now, we're working on our living room next. I know it's going to take a while before I can transform our living room into what I would like it to look but I have been incorporating some design ideas that I got from researching online. For one, I would love it to look bright, sunny, vibrant and cozy, so I am thinking of using colors that pop. The walls will have to remain warm and neutral though so we're repainting them this summer with either a shade of beige or tan. However, our furniture are mostly dark brown so we definitely need bold and striking accessories to make the room alive. So I was really thrilled when Cushion Source sent me this beautiful pillow set (throw pillow, flange pillow and lumbar pillow) to review. I chose this stunning torquoise pillow set because they are undeniably pretty and they complement well with my dark couch.

Let me tell you a little bit about the makers of these beautiful pillows. Cushion Source was founded in 2004. They make custom throw pillows for both indoors and outdoors, all kinds of custom seat cushions, custom drapes, kids pillow and so much more. They saw the need to cater to each person's individual tastes and preferences so they aspire to give their customers the option to choose products made uniquely for their home and outdoor furniture that absolutely matches their style. This ends everyone's frustration of not finding the perfect throw pillow that goes with their living room or patio furniture off-the-shelf from their local department stores. That's because Cushion Source will make the perfect one fit for your needs. I was amazed with the wide selection of fabrics from their gallery. The custom ordering system has never been so easy and user-friendly. You are able to customize the size, front and back fabric, filling, trim and so much more. I'm providing you a printscreen shot of the ordering process so you will have an idea of what I'm talking about. Or better yet, go check out their site and create that perfect throw pillow you were hoping to get.

I was honestly impressed with the impeccable quality of the pillows that I have received from them. They are made of high-quality fabric that has withstood the abuse of my toddler. Because of how soft, comfortable and cushiony these pillows are, my 2.5 year old would love to sit on them while watching TV, lol! And when he's being playful and goofy, he would throw them around and play pillow fight with the daddy. I wouldn't even worry that the seams might split because even just at first glance, one can tell that they are made to last. I'm showing you a close-up of the patterned fabric.

I really love my new throw pillows. I was thinking of ordering more to complete the look of my living room. They can really spruce up any room in your house. Plus, they are proudly made in the USA.

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Now for the fun part. Cushion Source is giving away this fabulous pillow set valued at $125.00 as shown below to one lucky "My Sweet Haven" reader. Enter my Rafflecopter Giveaway below for a chance to win! Goodluck!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Frecklebox Review and Giveaway

Frecklebox is a great online store for personalized gifts for kids. I was lucky to have been given the chance to review two of their amazing personalized items. I found some really cute designs from their  personalized lunch boxes, so I thought I would get that along with a matching personalized placemat for my little guy. As you may all know, I am a sucker for personalized stuff. So naturally, I was thrilled when I came across their website. They have such great products to choose from. From personalized books, coloring books, puzzles, posters, party favors, stickers, journal books to lunchboxes, placemats, growth charts and more. It truly is a unique site for cool kids stuff of all ages.

I chose the Alphabet Train design for both his lunchbox and placemat. He's in love with trains and having numbers, letters and animals with the train design is just fabulous. He was very excited when he opened the box and found these items. He carried the lunch box all around the house like there's some kind of precious treasure in there, lol! It's too funny! He will be starting daycare in a preschool facility next week so this lunch box would be perfect for his snacks and lunches while he's there. And having his name on it I think makes the items more special and cute.

All Frecklebox products are printed on state-of-the-art digital printing systems. I must say they are really made of high end quality materials which are meant for the gifts to last. Plus, everything is made in the good old USA. Very fun!

Look how busy and enthralled my 2 year old was with his new cool stuff. He definitely loves them.

Wait..Don't go yet! You've just reached the fun part of this post. Because you will now have a chance to win a $30.00 electronic gift card so you could get your kids their favorite personalized items from Frecklebox. Now, isn't that awesome!

It's so simple to join. If you're 18 years old and above and have a valid US address, you can enter the contest by using the Rafflecopter below. The contest starts from May 8th until May 17th. Goodluck to everyone!

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Disclosure: I received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

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Friday, May 3, 2013 Mom with Child Locket Review and Giveaway

Mother's Day is almost here. This is the perfect time of the year for men to honor the special lady in their life. Some people find it hard to decide what to give their loved ones on special occasions like this. Have you thought about giving your wife or your mom Photo Pendants? Well, recently I was given the opportunity to review Mother's Day Jewelry from This company is a direct manufacturer of personalized jewelry, that can be engraved with special phrases, with a laser-colored photo of your choice. I love anything personalized, so imagine my delight when they give me this chance to work with them for a review and a giveaway.

Yes, you read it right! One lucky reader of My Sweet Haven will also get a chance to win a stunning sterling silver jewelry from the Mother's Day Photo Lockets selection. They have eight different styles to choose from. What I got from them is the Sterling Silver Mom and Son Heart Locket. This locket came with an 18 inch sterling silver box chain. I can honestly say that I was really impressed with how it turned out. I chose a beautiful picture of Jeff and Caleb and had the message "The loves of my life" engraved on the back of the locket. I was really amazed with how beautiful the jewelry looks like. The locket and the chain are shiny and you can tell it's been crafted with high quality standards. I am really grateful to PicturesOnGold for this wonderful Mother's Day souvenir. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this site to those who wanted to impress their lady loves with a beautiful symbol of motherhood. I'm sure any mom would jump with joy if given a gift like this. Besides the lockets and pendants, they also offer other equally elegant products like Family Tree Pendants, which of course you can also personalize. You see, there's no reason to look for other places to find that special piece of jewelry for your loved ones since they have it all.

I love my new necklace so I wear it right away, lol!

My boys

Engraved message on the back

Now here's the fun part. The giveaway, of course. As I've mentioned above, one lucky winner will choose one Mom with Child Sterling Silver Heart Locket with 18-inch Silver Box Chain valued at $165.00. This is open to all US residents, ages 18 above. The giveaway will run until May 9th at 11:59 PM. So don't waste any second, please use the Rafflecopter Form below to enter the giveaway. Goodluck guys!


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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Newman's Own Organics Review and Giveaway

Who would have thought that some of my favorite sweet indulgence do not only satiate my sweet tooth but they can be healthier as well because they are organics? Well, thanks to Newman's Own Organics. Just recently, I was lucky to be a recipient of a box full of tasty, yummy treats from NOO. As a blogger, I sometimes work with certain companies to sample their products in exchange for a product review. I couldn't believe my eyes when the package of goodies arrived. It was like a month's worth of munchies for me and my family to enjoy. As a matter of fact, my 2-year old couldn't decide which treat to try first, lol! Newman's Own Organics went all out in sending sample goodies to bloggers. Why not? Their extensive line of organic products are amazing and are sure to leave consumers raving about its yummy goodness. So it's not only me who get to try their products but they have also generously offered to send my four favorite items (plus a surprise fifth item!) to one lucky My Sweet Haven reader. Just keep on reading because I will be talking about the simple mechanics of the giveaway below.

Now here's my two cents worth about the products that I got from them. Did I mention that I absolutely love dark chocolates? Obviously my top favorite among their expansive line is their Signature Series Chocolate Bars. Both the Espresso Dark and Dark Chocolate have 54% cocoa. It has the right amount of richness, chocolatey flavor without being too sweet. I found out that I am not the only one in our household that go crazy over chocolate bars, lol! My little monkey helped himself with one of the bars while I was busy taking pictures. He takes after me I guess, lol!

I was so excited to share the good news with the husband so when he got home from work that day, I immediately asked him to try them and tell me which product he likes the most. To which he replied, "Definitely the Salted Sticks and High-Protein Pretzels!". No wonder Caleb snagged one of the pretzels so he could try it himself. Personally, I don't much care about pretzels but since hubby and Caleb seemed to like it, then that counts as my second favorite among their product lines. Pretzels are versatile and a lot of people consider it as their comfort snacks. The good thing about NOO pretzels are they're baked (not fried), so they make a great low-fat healthy snack even for the diet conscious individuals.

Pardon me for saying this for the umpteenth time, that I am a sweet-tooth person. Again, I was just so lucky that day because the box contains 3 different varieties of Newman O's cream-filled cookies. The peanut butter and chocolate cream cookies are my 3rd favorites. The cream fillings were soft, not overly sweet and does not have the greasiness that you get from store bought cookies. Best of all, they don't contain high fructose syrup and no artificial color or flavor. They really stood up to their promise of providing healthier snack alternatives without comprising the goodness of cookies that we all have come to love and enjoy.

Since I'm a self-confessed chocoholic, my 4th favorite would be the peanut butter and caramel dark chocolate cups.  Actually it's the hubby who tried it first and was amazed with its goodness so he told me to try it as well. And he was not mistaken. These make the other peanut butter cups taste bad. I found the peanut butter to be smooth and creamy. When you combine chocolate with peanut butter, I think it's a sinful combination, lol! I like the crisp snap of the dark chocolate contrasting with the creaminess of the peanut butter center. Aaah, yummy!

So that's it! All in all I thought Newman's Own Organics are definitely great products and I am thrilled that I was able to try them. If you're interested to check them out yourself, visit Newman's Own Organics website. You can also check them out on their Facebook page.  

As for the giveaway, it's actually quite simple to join. All you have to do is to enter via the rafflecopter below. Open to all US residents only. Giveaway ends 4/15/13 and winner will be contacted within 24 hours using the Name and E-mail Address used when leaving a comment. Goodluck!
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