Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bulu Box Makes A Great Christmas Gift For Anyone On Your List!

The perfect partner in the pursuit of a healthier you, Bulu Box is like having a personal trainer and a nutritionist as a best friend. Each month, a box of healthy discoveries is shipped right to your door for just $10. You learn about that month's 4-5 premium samples, try each one and see what fits into your individual healthy lifestyle.

So what is a Bulu Box? Here's some info from the company: Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each month, you’ll get a custom box filled with a new mix of 4 to 5 premium samples from top brands to try. Every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you. Of course, shipping is always free and you can cancel anytime. Share your thoughts about each product in our sample surveys and you can earn 50+ Rewards Points (that's $5!) each month! Use your points to purchase your new favorites in full size at! Here you’ll also get expert tips, tricks and a supportive community of Bulugans just like you! Join the discovery and find a healthier you!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Miss June Bug Wins Best In Show!

Photo Property of Jacqueline Griebel

That's my sweet dog June Bug and my little guy Josh in the picture above. Miss June Bug competed in a local pet show/parade at the Tionesta Indian Festival. We were not sure how well she would do considering she is a Bulldog/Boxer mix dog and most of the dogs in the competition were pure bred. I thought she might have a small chance of winning the cutest category and possibly the best behaved category so I was surprised when she was named the winner of Best In Show.

June Bug is maybe not what some people would consider a "pretty" dog because of her build. However she is very special, the most gentle and loving dog I have ever known. We adopted this sweetie from Tri-County Animal Rescue Center last year after we lost our beagle. She was rescued from an animal hoarding situation along with ten other dogs by Tri-County and was waiting for us when we went looking for a dog to love.

I had several people at the pet show ask me about June Bug's collar, some thought it was actually a TuTu. Miss June Bug is modeling the Jr. Prom Rrruffler, I was searching for clothes and accessories for large dogs and discovered the Rrruffler company and had to order her the Jr. Prom collar, it is so pretty just like June Bug!

For me June Bug's win was a win for mixed breeds and shelter dogs everywhere; it is proof that good dogs can come from shelters and that a dog does not have to be pure bred to be a winner. We are so proud of her!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Yum Earth Organics Fruit Snacks

Photo Property of Jacqueline Griebel

The folks at Yummy Earth Organics provided me with a 10 pack of their fruit snacks to review just in time for back-to-school. In recent days I have noticed many posts on Facebook about back to school snacks and lunch ideas. Yummy Earth Organics fruit snacks are at the top of my list for a healthy snack for the kids. In addition to fruit snacks Yummy Earth also offers lollipops, gummy bears, and sour beans. All Yummy Earth certified organic, gluten free, all natural, and contain real fruit extracts.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back To College Shopping Just Got Easier With Gillette

Photo Property of Jacqueline Griebel

My son John, pictured above, will be 21 years old next week. At the end of August he will be headed back to Westminster College to complete his senior year. I have been stocking up on items for him to start the year off with and one thing I am able to check off the list is razor blades thanks to Gillette. Gillette now has a razor blade subscription service that is great for guys in college. You simply select what type of blade you need, which retailer you want to use, how many blades and how often you want them delivered and then you wait for them to arrive at your dorm or college address. The best part of this subscription service is you can get your blades for AS LITTLE AS $1. A MONTH!!  As my five year old would say "Super Duper Easy Peasy!" The past year when John would come home he usually had stubble and a scruffy look; he attends college in an area that is surrounded by an Amish community and it is about 25 miles to the closest store to buy his Gillette blades which is very inconvenient for him, so we were very pleased to hear of this subscription service and couldn't wait to sign him up.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Award Winning Charity Bake Sale Kit For Kids Now Available From Bizainy

Photo Credit: Bizainy

Bizainy has announced another great addition to their line of award winning toys and kits, the Charity Bake Sale Kit. The Charity Bake Sale Kit which retails for $30.00 has everything kids need to set up and run their own bake sale to benefit charity! Kit contents include:  Colorful Bake Sale Banner, sign to spin, decorate-your-own cause sign, donor stickers, donations pad, decorate-your-own money box, donations sticker to adhere to a jelly jar, and an information-packed 24 page book with how to pick and support your cause, recipes, marketing plan, budget, volunteer lists, sales strategies, and more!
The Charity Bake Sale Kit was recently named the Gold Seal Award recipient from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, an independent consumer review group. Bizainy toys strive to create financial literacy, fun, self-reliance and creativity and the Charity Bake Sale Kit is one of the many great products they offer for kids and teens. You can follow Bizainy on Facebook and Twitter for new products, discounts, upcoming camps and seminars, and company news.

Disclosure: I did not receive compensation in any form for this post. My views and opinions remain my own and I endorse this product.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Your Chance To Win Some Cool Headphones From Kinivo

Hands Free with Kinivo stereo Headphones #Giveaway

The writers (one of them at least) at Life of a Mad Typer  are addicted to trendy new gadgets, and we are so pleased to share them with you. Our amazing friends from Kinivo are sponsoring a  "BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone - Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free calling" Giveaway.

T Shirt Giveaway from Better Than Pants

Better Than Pants #giveaway

Life of a Mad Typer is hosting a giveaway from Better Than Pants. Better than pants has Funny t-shirts and even some pop culture offerings. Their prices are amazing and they even do custom orders.
You can see our review here:

1 lucky winner will get to pick a shirt of their choice!
If you want to enter then continue below and enter using the form.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all my readers!! Don't miss Disney's Muppets Most Wanted which opens in theaters March 21st with my favorite muppet of all time, Kermit The Frog!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Loreal Consumer Testing

For all my readers who love beauty products Loreal Consumer Testing is one of my favorite programs! After you join they send short surveys once a month. If you qualify for a product study they send you the product for you to try, you then fill out follow up surveys. To compensate you for your time they send you a few full size products after the study is over. In the past I have tested mascara, an eyelash curler, and skin care products. What is really cool is these are products that are not currently on the market, it is the preliminary testing stage. Unlike a lot of programs there aren't a bunch of lengthy surveys to do and the products are full size. And for every five surveys you fill out you receive a full size product whether you qualified for a study or not. In the past I have received Lancôme face cream, mascara, lip gloss, eyeshadow, and Garnier Fructis products.

To sign up for Loreal Consumer Testing just go

Mystery Beauty Box Giveaway

Miss Jackie's Views has joined her good friend, Ruby, over at the blog Diary of A Mad Typer to bring this super giveaway to my readers!! Ruby is an up and coming beauty blogger with fabulous nail tutorials and reviews of all these things beauty. I have been wanting to do one of these in forever! So heres how it works.

I give you a small peek at what's in this box.

This is just what I gathered in the first hour putting this box together. I had since then filled half of a shoe box with goodies.
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Zoya Awaken and Monet

New Nail Polish Collection for Spring 2014: Zoya Awaken
Just as Spring emerges from a natural Winter slumber, Zoya Awakens to a fresh season of BIG5FREE* color...
Open your mind to the beauty of color discovery; the new, the unexplored, the excitement! Awaken by Zoya - Six new, full-coverage, dew-drenched creams and gold-kissed metallic nail polish colors for Spring 2014. Full of pure pigment, intense color and modern complexity that will take you far beyond the hazy, barely there hues of seasons past into a new world of chromatic joy.

ZP723 - Dillon: Green Mint Shimmer Metallic Full Coverage Formula.
ZP724 - Rebel: Blue Sky Shimmer Metallic, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP722 - Hudson: Purple Orchid Shimmer Metallic, Full Coverage Formula (Yes, it's a Radiant Orchid!)
ZP720 - Dot: Pink Petal Cream, Full Coverage Formula
  (originally created for fashion designer Zang Toi’s SS14 collection).
ZP721 - Cole: Peach Whisper Cream, Full Coverage Formula
  (originally created for fashion designer Peter Som’s SS14 collection).
ZP725 - Brooklyn: White-Gold Shimmer Metallic, Full Coverage Formula.
$9.00 ea. (US)


Create a nail color masterpiece. The multi-colored, holographic flakes of Zoya Monet lend an impressionistic color change option to existing color palettes. Never boring, this artistic topper can be applied as an accent or used as an overall color changer.
• ZP726 - Monet: Multi-Color, Cellophane Holographic Topper.
$10.00 ea. (US)
*BIG5FREE: Zoya Nail Polish and Treatment Formulas are free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene and camphor.
Find over 300 long-wearing, beautiful Zoya colors on Each and every color has a name as unique as the women who inspired it.
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Matt Walsh On Homeschooling

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One of my favorite bloggers, Matt Walsh, who is also a radio personality and his wife have chosen to homeschool their children. Matt wrote an article blog post about homeschooling that expresses many views that I share title "We are going to homeschool because we hate education". You can read the article HERE .

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam coming to Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland Feb. 14-16

Photo Courtesy of US Family Guide

I am super excited to announce that the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam is coming to my area! My sons love monster trucks and this show is the week before my little guys fifth birthday! Check out details below for a special 25% discount code so you can attend this great show too!!

Spring 2014 Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Collection

New Nail Polish Collection for Spring 2014: Zoya Magical Pixie

Believe in it...
Zoya Magical Pixie - a new PixieDust formulation, amped up with spectacular sparkle creating the most magical, Zoya PixieDust ever! Three new never before imagined textured, holographic beauties for spring 2014... 
ZP717 - Cosmo: Silver Crystal Sparkle, Textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Iridescent Particles, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP718 - Vega: Blue Opal Sparkle, Textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Iridescent Particles, Full Coverage Formula.
ZP719 - Lux: Rose Quartz Sparkle Textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Iridescent Particles, Full Coverage Formula.

$10.00 ea. (US)
For BEST RESULTS when applying Zoya PixieDust: apply 2-3 thin coats of polish for full coverage to a clean oil free nail surface. Allow product to dry completely for full effect. Do not use a base coat or top coat. Top coat can be applied for additional glossy effects.
*BIG5FREE: Zoya Nail Polish and Treatment Formulas are free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene and camphor.
Find over 300 long-wearing, beautiful Zoya colors on Each and every color has a name as unique as the women who inspired it.
‘Snake and Mongoo$e’ Races Into Homes This Spring
Available On Demand and Digital Download March 4, 2014
Available on Blu-ray and DVD April 8, 2014
From Anchor Bay Films
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Anchor Bay Films is proud to announce the upcoming release of the engine revving racing drama, “Snake & Mongoo$e,” for digital download on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video, and On Demand across select cable providers March 4, and on Blu-ray/DVD April 8, 2014. Premiering originally in a series of star-studded events that spanned the nation and included stops in Reno, Detroit, Indianapolis and Los Angeles, the turbocharged film riveted audiences with an eye-opening look at the birth of a phenomenon. 
The announcement comes on the heels of the historic screening at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction this past Sunday where “Snake& Mongoo$e” became the first film ever screened in the legendary automotive event’s 43 year history.
“Snake & Mongoo$e,” the incredible true story of the greatest rivalry and friendship in drag racing history, pits Don “The Snake” Prudhomme (Jesse Williams of LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, “Grey’s Anatomy”) against his longtime friend and on-the-track nemesis Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen (Richard Blake of Dragonball: Evolution). From the fiery days of early speedways through the explosive peak of their popularity, these are the triumphs and tragedies behind the legendary races and Hot Wheels partnership that created a global phenomenon. Ashley Hinshaw (CHRONICLE), Kim Shaw (She’s Out of My League), Fred Dryer (“Hunter”), Ian Ziering (SHARKNADO), Tim Blake Nelson (O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?) and Noah Wyle (“ER,” “Falling Skies”) co-star in this nitro-burning drama of the two men who battled business and each other to change motorsports forever.
Featuring a soundtrack that includes some of the most notable artists and anthems of the time, including ZZ Top’s "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide," “Snake & Mongoo$e” perfectly captures an iconic era while dropping viewers into the heart of the 1960s and 1970s.
Two of nature’s deadliest enemies, the snake and mongoose are each genetically coded to mercilessly fight each other to the death.  Recognizing this visceral force of nature, one of the planet’s most enduring dynamics was strategically applied to the historic rivalry between drag racing heavyweights Prudhomme and McEwen. It was on dust drag strops across the country that Prudhomme, the Snake, and McEwen, the Mongoo$e, aggressively competed for dominance while transforming a “minor” sport struggling for attention into a global phenomenon.
Lauded by, “Director Wayne Holloway…keeps the action sequences intense, utilizing real footage of the glory years of drag racing during the 1960s and ‘70s, and moving his story skillfully through the decades.  He also handles the dramatic scenes effectively, revealing his characters’ struggles and successes as well as their inner need to find purpose in life.  It’s a lot more than a racing movie.” 
For more on “Snake & Mongoo$e” or to view the trailer, please visit,
Anchor Bay Films is a leading home entertainment company.  Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and   Blu-ray(tm) formats.  The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia Anchor Bay Entertainment ( is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business,
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Street date:                   April 8, 2014
Pre-book:                      March 12, 2014
Catalog #:                     BD61853
UPC:                            01313261853180
Run time:                      102 Mins
Rating:                          PG-13                                                              
SRP:                             $24.99
Format:                        Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:                Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16x9
Audio:                           Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Extras:                          ‘Snake & Mongoo$e: Behind the Movie’
Street date:                  April 8, 2014
Pre-book:                    March 12, 2014
Catalog #:                   AF61852
UPC:                           01313261852480
Run time:                    102 Mins
Rating:                        PG-13
SRP:                            $19.98
Format:                       Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:             Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16x9
Audio:                         Dolby Digital 5.1
Extras:                          Snake& Mongoo$e: Behind the Movie’