Saturday, November 21, 2015

Love Bottle Review

I received a Love Bottle free to facilitate this review.

The Love Bottle is a 500 ml, reusable glass water bottle that is both eco-friendly and better for you than plastic! Love Bottle's new American made bottle is different than most designs I have seen. The lids are made out of lead free ceramics, food grade silicone, and stainless steel wire which creates the swing-top mechanism. The bottles which are made of 40% recycled glass are sleek and tapered to fit in a standard cup holder well. They each have a raised heart on the neck of the bottle, a UR Loved logo on the bottle of the bottle, and a new dual color heart printed on the lid. These are 100% locally sourced and manufactured by Owens Illinois (O-I) in the USA.

These new Love Bottles are very aesthetically pleasing. These bottles are more than just a beautiful bottle for drinking water from. It is also all about the message of spreading love as well. The message is strengthened by designs on the bottles that inspire us to love our: community, planet, body, and voice. With every sip from the glass bottle you can peek at the bottom to see the special message of UR Loved fused into the glass.

There are 8 new printed designs that were brought about because of their recently funded Kickstarter Campaign, for bringing production to America, which are:
  • Mountain Air (says 'Love Our Mountains' with orange valleys and brown & grey mountains)
  • Wild & Free (says 'Love Our Forests' with green trees)
  • Summer Breeze (says 'Love Our Waters' with blue waves and red fish)
  • Honey (honey bees & honey comb)
  • Love Seattle (Seattle Washington scene, Home Is Where The Heart Is design)
  • Love Portland (Portland Oregon scene, Home Is Where The Heart Is design)
  • Love New York (New York City scene, Home Is Where The Heart Is design)
  • Big City Living (city within a heart scene)
Among the other USA made designs are:
  • Believe (inspiring words, like believe and faith)
  • Elegance (a white lacy heart with birds hearts and flowers inside)
  • Ocean Blue (a blue whale and a sailboat)
  • Quiet Pond (koi fish in golden yellow and lotus flower in red with green leaves)
  • Shallow Stream (heron like bird and fish in green)
There are also two brand new designs for the holidays:
  • Peace (says 'peace' with a globe and leafy branches above all in blue and a white dove on the other side)
  • Family (fuzzy family of Polar Bears bundled with red winter scarves and the words 'family').
Honey design and Love Bottle

I love my two new Love Bottles! I picked out the Honey one from being a backer for their Kickstarter campaign and the Love Portland one for a review. The Honey one I love because I love sweet Honey Bees! They are my favorite pollinators besides hummingbirds. I love the Love Portland bottle because its design is so reminiscent of the local landmarks: The KOIN Tower, The US Bank Tower, The White Stag sign and building, and the OHSU Tram. I love Portland and I am glad I am so close to this wonderful city!

Love Portland design and Love Bottle

These new Love Bottles are easy to use and fill and they don't leak when the swing-top lid is shut correctly. They are great for bringing on trips and you can get bands for them so that they have more grip and protection. I also love that these are BPA free and dishwasher safe, although I would recommend hand-washing. The messages of the designs are so inspirational too.

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Purchase these Love Bottles for $25 online. $1 from every bottle sold goes to a charity that needs your love. Love Bottles make great gifts for the holidays!

DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received product for free to facilitate this review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Shopswell: Earn Money While You Shop This Holiday Season!

My second check through Shopswell.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up soon and then Christmas! Shopswell is a place online to discover and share the best products and gifts curated by people like you. Shopswell saves you time and money too! Not only do you save, but you can earn money while you shop with their $10K Giveaway Shop.Share.Win Program!

Some of the awesome features that Shopswell has to offer.

I discovered Shopswell in June. At first it was just a fun hobby. I would make lists of things I liked or things that I wanted to gift others and much like Pinterest I could follow other lists and members as well. Unlike Pinterest you don't have to sift through products that aren't for sale and on Shopswell you can track a price point for a product on your list and be emailed as soon as it gets to that price. I love this because I can just sit back and relax after setting up the tracking and Shopswell does all the work for me. I just bought an extendable 13 foot, fiberglass handled fruit picker for my orchard for less than half the price it was to start with through by tracking it on Shopswell. Shopswell alerted me by email when the product I wanted dropped to the price I wanted to pay and I didn't have to keep watching the product on my own. Such a great time saver and I saved money!

Shopswell also turned out to be a great way to make money on the side. In August Shopswell started their $10K Giveaway Shop.Share.Win Program. This program lets you get rewarded for creating lists and sharing lists or products on Shopswell. For August I earned $691.25 and in September I earned $485!

How the $10K Giveaway Shop.Share.Win Program Works:

Be rewarded for helping out the Shopswell community! There are two ways to help out and earn credits for money on Shopswell:

1. Curate & Create 
First, you can earn credit by creating helpful content:
  • Create lists: You will earn credits for creating fun, interesting, useful, and helpful lists. A list that gets comments or follows will get many more credits. First pick a great theme and give it a catchy title. Then pick a cover image for your list. Lastly add at least 10 items to the list with the search box. You can also paste a direct link to the product in the search box from a web retailer.
  • Leave helpful comments, videos, and reviews on lists and products: These will earn you credits too, especially if others "like" them too.
  • Update Your Profile: Make sure your interests are filled out and you add a cover image.
  • Curate others’ comments, reviews and videos: Earn credits upvoting other members' comments, videos, and reviews too.
2. Share
Anytime you share Shopswell with someone, you will earn credits. Make sure you’re logged in to earn credits by:
  • Share cool lists, products, deals and price-drops
  • Invite people into the Shopswell community
  • Use your custom link to share any page
  • Embed lists on your blog or website
Creating & Curating and Sharing are separate activities and they are rewarded separately.

The Shop.Share.Win. leaderboard will update daily. You will earn rewards relative to your position on the leaderboard. Rewards will be ‘booked’ weekly (Monday morning to Sunday midnight) and processed monthly. You can choose to receive your reward by check, Amazon Gift Card, or charitable contribution.

You must be 18yrs or older and a US resident to be eligible for rewards. No purchase necessary to win.
Join me on Shopswell, help others, create value, and shop smarter! Hurry and join before Cyber Monday so you can save on products you want and need...and maybe you can earn some extra spending cash too for the holidays! It is completely free to join.

DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I am sharing this information about this wonderful website all on my own. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any compensation for doing this post. Affiliate links may be in this posting. Thanks for supporting my blog.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bil-Jac Dessert Jacs Caramel Apple Pie Flavored Dog Treats Review

My dog, Prince, posing with the Bil-Jac Dessert Jacs Caramel Apple Pie Dog Treats.
I received 2 pouches of treats free to facilitate this review.

Treat your dog to something super special this holiday season. Bil-Jac Dessert Jacs Dog Treats have now arrived for a limited time in Caramel Apple Pie flavor! Your dog will crave these nutritious treats because they will love the taste. The best part about these treats is that they are healthy and nutritious. The #1 ingredient is Real Chicken and they contain no gluten meals, soy, or added rendered fat. These treats are small bite-size triangular pie shapes that are soft, moist, and easy to chew. They are also great for dogs of all sizes and all life stages. They come in a 10 oz resealable double zipper pouch that will keep them fresh.

My dog, Prince, loves these so very much! When I get them out he wags his tale ferociously in happiness and noses the package trying to get them out himself. I love to reward him when he is a good dog. He can't resist the flavor and these treats actually smell pretty good too.

These are wonderful treats to reward your best furry dog friend with love and affection for their good behavior. Get the Special Edition Bil-Jac Dessert Jacs Caramel Apple Pie Flavored Dog Treats for your dog or your granddog for a festive Holiday, Thanksgiving, and/or Christmas treat. Your dog will thank you!

You can find Bil-Jac Dessert Jacs Dog Treats in both Caramel Apple Pie Flavor and Pumpkin Pie Flavor for a limited time at PetSmart locations! Use the store locator at to find the PetSmart nearest you! You can also find them online too. Purchase other Bil-Jac products as well.

DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received product for free to facilitate this review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Obol: The Original Crispy Cereal Bowl Offer #obolco

US Family Guide provided me with this promotional information and offer to share with my readers. I am getting something for free in return for posting this information.

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DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: Because I am posting about the Obol Offer I am getting 2 Obols (1 large & 1 Medium with free shipping) Thanks to for providing me this promotion information. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for posting this promo.