Category: Giveaways

Mrs. Fields Cutie Pie Mini Donut Pan Review and Giveaway

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The one thing about me that everyone and their grandmother knows is how much I love cooking and baking.  Needless to say, when given the opportunity to partner up with Love Cooking Company again, this time reviewing the Mrs. Fields Cutie Pie Mini Donut Pan, it’s partnership I accepted in a heartbeat.

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I love how adorable the pan is.  My husband says I’m nuts because bakeware can’t be cute, but I beg to differ.

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Using the mini donut pan is really simple, fill and bake.  You’ll want about a tablespoon of batter per donut.  I have been using boxed cake mix and typically a box of cake mix will make 3-4 pans of mini donuts.  After much trial and error, let me give you the biggest hint on filling these things virtually mess free…pipe your batter in with a pastry bag or cut the corner off a Ziploc bag and pipe it in that way.  Filling with a spoon is not only time consuming, but messy and wasteful.

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This is what the donuts look like after baking.  I was actually pretty impressed with how well they turned out.  I wasn’t fully confident they would rise properly and not make a huge mess inside my oven.  I don’t know why I had any doubt, everything from Love Cooking Company and Mrs. Fields has been flawless so far, and they proved that once more with this mini donut pan.

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Decorating the donuts was probably the most fun part, besides eating them of course.  I topped my donuts with a simple chocolate ganache, then dipped some in rainbow sprinkles, and some in pastel star sprinkles.  My kids are now completely obsessed with mini donuts, and I can’t seem to keep that pan clean long enough to be put away, it just keeps getting washed and reused.  One of the greatest bakeware items I own 🙂 .

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Love Cooking Company has also been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!!  One lucky winner will receive their very own Mrs. Fields Cutie Pie Mini Donut Pan! Giveaway will begin 07/24/15 at midnight EST and will end 07/31/15 midnight EST. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected. Click the link below to enter :

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***I did not receive any compensation from Love Cooking Company, simply their product free to me in exchange for my honest opinion***

Brush On Block Review and Giveaway

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For those of you who haven’t heard of Brush On Block yet, it’s simply one of the best things you’ve never heard of.  We all know we should be wearing sunscreen more often, but we all hate the hassle and greasiness of traditional sun blocks right?  That’s why I started looking for a better alternative and found Brush On Block.

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Brush On Block is simple to use, natural, easy to carry sun protection that can go anywhere with you.  It’s a powdered sunscreen, that you can brush on even over your makeup and nobody will even notice a difference.  It doesn’t matter how light or dark your skin tone is, Brush On Block is invisible on everyone!

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Brush On Block is so easy, even my toddler can do it.  You pull down the retractable shield that goes around the brush to keep the bristles nice, click the bottom of Brush On Block to ‘open’, and brush.  It’s as simple as that!

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The powder comes directly out through the cylinder and into the brush.  It can’t get much simpler than that to apply sunscreen.

Brush On Block has been a huge time saver for me.  Living in Arizona, triple digits are an every day thing.  Of course, my kids are kids and want to spend the whole day in the pool.  There used to be a long process of helping rub sunscreen onto the kids.  Not only was it time consuming, but greasy, messy, smelly, and not a great solution for a busy mom of 3.  Now each of the kids is able to apply their sun protection themselves, and even help each other with any spots they missed.  What’s even better is when your powder is empty, you don’t have to buy a whole new Brush On Block.  There are separate refill canisters available to help save a little money for you in the long run.

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Brush On Block has also been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!!  One lucky winner will receive their very own Brush On Block! Giveaway will begin 06/23/15 at midnight EST and will end 06/30/15 midnight EST. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected. Click the link below to enter :

Enter the Brush On Block Giveaway Here

Of course, if you don’t want to wait to see if you won the giveaway, you can order at a discount with a special code for my readers:

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Good for 20% off your entire order

Valid until July 31, 2015

***I did not receive any compensation from Brush On Block, simply their product free to me in exchange for my honest opinion***

Kiinde Breastmilk Storage Set Review and Giveaway

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If you haven’t heard of Kiinde yet, I’m so happy that I can introduce you to their products!  Kiinde is a company that always has the health and well being of you and your family as top priority number one.  If you’ve ever been a breastfeeding mom, you know that there are challenges to overcome, especially in a situation where you need to express milk for whatever reason (work, school, etc.).  Kiinde has generously allowed me to review the Breastmilk Storage Set, and I have to admit I’m pretty impressed.

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The Breastmilk Storage Set comes with everything you will need from infant to toddler, with the exception of additional bags of course.  The Kiinde system is designed where it will work with any brand and model of breast pump and any brand nipple.  You can see the two little boxes of attachments that allow a super easy and secure fit from your pump to the Kiinde bags, and from the Kiinde bags to any nipple you choose to use.  You can then store the bags in your fridge or freezer and even label them for confusion free storage.

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I am past the breastfeeding stage, but I babysit a little boy from time to time that is breastfed.  I gave his mom a few bags so when she’s coming to see me all she has to do is bring the bags and I have the whole Kiinde system here for him ready to go.  All I do is heat the bag up, pop the same multi-functioning bag into the holder, pop the nipple on, and ready to go.  It’s also great because it doubles as super easy bottle cleanup.

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When your child gets older, the Kiinde system is also perfect for graduating to solid foods.  The filler bottle included makes for easy food mixing and bag filling, and is even easy to take on the go.  The super soft spoon pops right onto the Kiinde bags, and allows total freedom in the way you want to feed your child, with the convenience of being able to do it anywhere.  For older toddlers like my daughter, the little snack spout attachment works out pretty well.  You can now make snack pouches like the ones you buy at the store, and have complete control over what your toddler is eating.  You never know what’s hidden lurking in those pre-made pouches, so this is the perfect alternative.  I absolutely love how versatile the Kiinde Breastmilk Storage Kit is!!

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Kiinde has also been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!!  One lucky winner will receive their very own Kiinde Breastmilk Storage Set! Giveaway will begin 06/20/15 at midnight EST and will end 06/27/15 midnight EST. (To see how all inclusive this system is, please watch this video about the Kiinde system.) Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected. Click the link below to enter :

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***I did not receive any compensation from Kiinde, simply their product free to me in exchange for my honest opinion***

Peace Weighted Products Review and Giveaway

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Many of you have followed my blog for a while, so it should come as no surprise hearing that I am a mother of a special needs child. My 9 year old son is high functioning autistic and also suffers from sensory processing disorder. Dealing with these issues has been a huge struggle for him, as it affects everything from his sleep, to his ability to focus in school, make friends, or even just concentrate on simple things. There are so many nights that my son can’t sleep no matter how hard he tries. I have watched my son cry and say, “why can’t I fall asleep? I am so tired!” After a few days of not being able to sleep he passes out and there is no waking him up, not even when he has to use the restroom. This has obviously led to bed wetting issues that really can start to mess with a kids self esteem when they feel like they have no control.

When I came across Peace Weighted Products, I knew that I absolutely had to try one of the weighted blankets for my son. He absolutely loved being able to look through all of the patterns and choose his own blanket.

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The Wolf pattern was and instant hit with him, and he couldn’t wait for it to arrive. He thoroughly enjoyed that every blanket is special made as you order it, so he knew that this blanket was just for him.

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I was wondering if the weight was going to be exactly what I ordered, or slightly off because of material and stitching. I have to say that Peace Weighted Products is extremely cautious and measures every little thing down to the last detail. If you order a 9 pound blanket you will be getting exactly a nine pound blanket. (Recomendations for the weight of your blanket are 10% of your child’s weight plus 1 pound. My son is 79 pounds so we went with 9 lbs since it’s only .1 lb over the lowest end of the recommended weight.)

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My son has never willingly taken a nap during the day. This picture is our first day receiving the blanket. He laid down to watch TV with it and fell fast asleep. Since receiving the Peace Weighted Blanket, my son has been able to sleep through the night every night so he’s not having those nights where he falls asleep really deeply and doesn’t wake up to go to the restroom. We haven’t had any bed wetting issues and his ability to focus has improved a great deal.

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I love how the blanket is sewn into smaller sections so that the blanket stays evenly weighted. What’s even better is that the Peace Weighted Blanket is machine washable. Weighted products are not just for people who suffer with autism spectrum disorders. They help people with ADHD, anxiety, cerebral palsy, restless leg syndrome, and so much more! People all over the world are falling in love with Peace Weighted Products and now I can see why.

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Peace Weighted Products has been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a $100 Peace Weighted Products gift certificate! Giveaway will begin 3/25/15 at midnight EST and will end 4/01/15 midnight EST. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected by Rafflecopter. Click the link below to enter :

Enter the Peace Weighted Products Giveaway Here

***I did not receive any compensation from Peace Weighted Products, simply their product free to me in exchange for my honest opinion***

Enjoy Haircare for Men Review and Giveaway

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Enjoy Haircare is a name I’m sure many of you will remember. I have worked with Enjoy Haircare a couple of times in the past, and I have really loved everything that I have tried from them. This time my husband was the lucky one in being able to try the Enjoy Haircare for men line.

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With the Enjoy Haircare for men line, now men have the same great luxury haircare options that women do but this is formulated especially for them. True to Enjoy Haircare’s standards, the men’s line is just as wonderful and luxurious as anything that I have tried from Enjoy Haircare thus far.

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The All Purpose Shampoo is ph formulated especially for men. It is a hair and body cleanser so it saves men time like they really love, with one great product. It has a very light, fresh, citrus type scent that pairs well with the other 2 products that my husband tried.

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The Build-up Remover was a really great thing to have before my husbands first use with the All Purpose Shampoo. He typically uses gel and hairspray that make his hair grainy with a really thick build-up of the chemicals that he’s using. The Build-up Remover works very well when paired with the All Purpose Shampoo and will leave your man’s hair soft and manageable.

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Last but not least is the Sculpting Creme. It has a very similar scent to the other 2 products, but the Sculpting Creme was my husband’s favorite. For someone like my husband who has curly hair, typical gels don’t really work the way that he would like them to work. My husband really liked how the Sculpting Creme held his hair in place, but did not make it stiff and did not leave a thick build-up or residue.

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Enjoy Haircare has been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a trio of Enjoy Haircare for Men of their own! Giveaway will begin 3/17/15 at midnight EST and will end 3/24/15 midnight EST. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected by Rafflecopter. Click the link below to enter :

Enter the Enjoy Haircare for Men Giveaway Here

***I did not receive any compensation from Enjoy Haircare, simply their product free to me in exchange for my honest opinion***

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Review and Giveaway

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Purex has a new line of Aromatherapy Crystals that top any other Purex Crystals scent to date.  There are 3 amazing scents: Well Being, Energy, and Serenity. For my review I received Energy.

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The Energy Purex Crystals have a great citrusy orange scent and it’s very refreshing. It’s a scent that myself and my whole family can’t get enough of. The Crystals dissolve into the water quickly and you can smell the refreshing aroma right away.  I start my washer, toss in the Crystals, add the clothes, and toss in my laundry detergent pac and I’m good to go. The clothes come out smelling so good!

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Since receiving the Purex Crystals Aromatherapy,  every time I take a load of laundry out of the dryer I’m greeted by my 3 year old daughter saying “let me smell, let me smell!”  She will sit and just inhale the smell of the clothing until I take it away.

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Even the furry family members can’t get enough!

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Marcus just wants to be surrounded by it…

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And Mr. Pringles just couldn’t resist falling asleep face down in the delicious scent.

All around it’s a product I really love. BUT, I do find the amount of product compared to the packaging was a little disappointing. The Crystals only come high enough to barley cover the clear window on the front of the packaging. I know packaging is done by weight, but it’s not liekly THAT much room is needed for variation. Would I still buy the product?  Of course, I love it! I would, however, like to see more in the bottle which I’d be willing to pay more for, or a smaller packaging which would cost less to manufacture and end up costing us, the consumers less in the long run.

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Puewx has also been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway! Three lucky winners will receive a product coupon good for one free bottle of Purex Crystals Aromatherapy! Giveaway will begin on 10/11/14 at 12:00 am EST and end on 10/18/14 at 12:00 am EST. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Winner will be chosen randomly by rafflecopter.com. Good luck! Please click the link below to enter:

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***I did not receive any compensation from Purex, simply their product free to me in exchange for my honest opinion***

True Moon Starter Kit Review and Giveaway

In the past decade or so there has been a huge movement for an all natural, organic way of living. One thing I never gave much thought to was the feminine care products I was using. Sure, I knew they were cotton, and cotton is natural right? Well, yes, but not all feminine care companies stick to just cotton. Did you know that the run of the mill tampon you’ll find at a local store are full of bleach, rayon, and wood pulp? Ewww! I went on the hunt for a better product, I knew if I was thinking about these issues, other women have probably thought about it too. That’s when i found True Moon and I was beyond excited.

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True Moon is a company built on helping women achieve a healthier period, and they provide women with the tools to do it. True Moon offers women 100% organic feminine products. No bleach, no rayon, no wood pulp, no hassle. The True Moon Starter Kit comes with everything a woman could possibly need and more. Inside the Starter Kit you’ll find: a box of 16 regular absorbency tampons, an adorable little case to keep you hygiene products safe whether you cary just the case or throw it in a purse or diaper bag, a handy little chart to help you track your cycle with dry erase marker, and a super helpful essential guide.

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The chart has come in super handy! My cycle is not 28 days, it just never has been. I was easily able to add a little info off to the side that has helped me keep great track of the phases of the female menstrual cycle that I’m going through. The Essential Guide is packed with information that can teach any woman some new things. I’m 30 years old, and I’ve had a period for 16 years. I thought I knew everything about my cycle but the Essential Guide is full of so much! I bet it can teach any woman a thing or 2.

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The super cute case is really durable and has held up to all of my abuse. That’s saying a lot about the quality, I tend to break everything. I also love how slim the box of tampons is. I can leave it out and easily accessible in my bathroom without the embarrassment of my male guests seeing a huge bulky box.

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The quality of the tampons themselves supersedes any I have tried in the past. You can tell that you’re using a quality,  good for you product. I have always experienced slight discomfort when using tampons but I just assumed that was normal. I am now under the impression that it’s been my body’s reaction to the other ingredients. The True Moon tampons were super comfortable to wear, and caused me no discomfort at all. The absorbency is superior as well, and I don’t think I’ll use anything besides True Moon from now on.

If you’re a woman, of any age, MAKE SURE YOU TRY TRUE MOON! If not for my sake, for your body’s.

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True Moon has also been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a starter kit from True Moon! Giveaway will begin on 10/10/14 at 12:00 am EST and end on 10/17/14 at 12:00 am EST. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Winner will be chosen randomly by rafflecopter.com. Good luck! Please click the link below to enter:

Enter Giveaway Here

***I did not receive any compensation from True Moon, simply their product free to me in exchange for my honest opinion***

Fantasy Glassworks Review and Giveaway

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With the help of Fantasy Glassworks you’ll be able to give the most amazing, thoughtful, one of a kind gifts. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect item to customize with personal engraving. Whether the item is for yourself, or even the pickiest person on your list, the results are bound to be astonishing.

If you don’t know by now, my husband is the biggest Dallas Cowboys fan there is. I never know what to get him when it comes time that I need/want to give him a gift. When I had the opportunity to work with Fantasy Glassworks I knew I had to have something created just for my husband.

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I decided to go with the 15 oz Engraved Beer Mug. You can see the logo I decided to use was completely customizable and Fantasy Glassworks did a fabulous job! There is a really great attention to detail that you just won’t find anywhere else. The mug is made from really thick, great quality glass and has held up to daily usage. (We’re not really beer drinkers, but my husband enjoys drinking his soda out of his own special glass.).

The cleanup is simple. I haven’t had to hand wash the mug which is perfect for a busy mom like myself. I put the mug in my dishwasher along with all of my other dishes and it comes out clean and sparkling every time. This mug was just the perfect thing to let my husband know I was thinking of him and wanted to show him I love him. Make sure you keep Fantasy Glassworks on your mind! The holiday’s are coming up and anyone would be thrilled to have a custom piece from Fantasy Glassworks!

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Fantasy Glassworks has also been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a set of 2 custom 15 oz Beer Mugs! Giveaway will begin on 09/23/14 at 12:00 am EST and end on 09/30/14 at 12:00 am EST. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Winner will be chosen randomly by rafflecopter.com. Good luck! Please click the link below to enter:

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***I did not receive any compensation from Fantasy Glassworks, simply their product free to me in exchange for my honest opinion***

Roughy Toys Alex Plush Review and Giveaway

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Meet Alex. Roughy Toys has created such a fun, soft, playful friend for kids all over the world to enjoy. I LOVE the book that we also received with our Alex doll and how well it’s written. Even my 2 year old understands that Alex is here to play! Since receiving Alex and the Adventures of Alex book, Jade has loved including Alex in her play any way she can. (Bear with me, there will be a lot of pictures. Jade has been having so much fun!)

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(This is Jade’s first introduction to Alex, and you can see she’s instantly in love.)

Alex is so soft and Jade loves clinging on to him everywhere she goes. Whether she’s playing, sleeping, or taking a bath, she wants Alex to be right there with her. Jade calls Alex her “softest best friend” and I can tell you she absolutely adores Alex.

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(Jade’s play kitchen is one of her favorite places to play with Alex so you can see the Alex sticker on her fridge, she loves to cook for herself and Alex!)

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(Giving Alex a check-up after bath time.)

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(Outside riding her tricycle with Alex.)

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(The park was I think the most fun Jade has had with Alex so far, but every day is a new adventure.)

Even better than giving your child an amazing gift, is the extra gift you give with simply your purchase. For every Alex doll sold, another one is donated to a child in need. Children in places that suffer from hunger, disease, natural disasters, and even war areas are now able to have a comforting friend.

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Roughy Toys has also been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive an Alex doll of their own! Giveaway will begin on 08/25/14 at 12:00 am EST and end on 09/01/14 at 12:00 am EST. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Winner will be chosen randomly by rafflecopter.com. Good luck! Please click the link below to enter:

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***I did not receive any compensation, simply the product provided free to me by Roughy Toys in exchange for my honest opinion***

Butch’s BBQ Sauce Review and Giveaway

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Butch’s BBQ Sauce has quickly made it to the top of the list as my favorite BBQ sauce, hands down. You know if the recipe can go up against Bobby Flay in a BBQ Throwdown and WIN, it has got to be good. Butch’s has a nice variety of different BBQ sauces, and even a couple rubs! I received Mild BBQ Sauce and Happy Apple BBQ Sauce for review purposes.

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Butch’s Mild BBQ Sauce has a flavor that’s so dang good it will make you wanna slap your mama! Whatever you’re pairing it with, it’s bound to be a great combination. I have tried the Mild BBQ sauce with chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, and even used some as a marinade for chicken breast. My husband said we have to replace our steak sauce with Butch’s Mild BBQ. With a family of 5 and everyone loving the sauce, my bottle is sadly almost gone 🙁 .

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Butch’s Happy Apple BBQ Sauce has a great flavor combination that will instantly have you hooked. It’s sweet and tangy at the same time without being overwhelming. I bet this recipe took a while to perfect, but it is simply perfection. My oldest son asked me if I could make him and his friends some chicken strips so that all of his friends could try the Happy Apple BBQ sauce. I happily obliged, but with them all being between 11 and 13 years old, they used up almost the whole bottle! Looks like it’s time to replenish the Butch’s BBQ supply here on the home front. If you’re tired of the same old boring BBQ sauce, make sure you give Butch’s a try. I will be ordering not only more Mild and Happy Apple, but I think I MUST try the other 3 BBQ sauce flavors as well as the rubs.

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Butch’s BBQ has also been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive Butch’s BBQ Sauce! Giveaway will begin on 09/11/14 at 12:00 am EST and end on 09/18/14 at 12:00 am EST. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Winner will be chosen randomly by rafflecopter.com. Good luck! Please click the link below to enter:

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***I did not receive any compensation from Butch’s BBQ, simply their product free to me in exchange for my honest opinion***