Friday, June 27, 2014

Orkin Backyard Explorers Giveaway

When life hands you dung, just roll with it.

At Orkin, we never stop learning. Our new “Bug Wisdom” video series is a reminder that some of life’s biggest lessons come from small places. Bugs are smart, curious creatures – we humans can learn a lot from their ways.

Take the quiz to discover your “Spirit Bug,” and check out all the GIFs to soak in every nugget of wisdom that these bugs have to offer!

The Orkin Man always knows what to look for when he shows up at your home. If you want to get exploration down to a science, be sure and enter to win Orkin’s Backyard Explorers Kit!

Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit:
- The Orkin 9-Page Activity Bug Book
- Orkin Bugview Bug Catching Tool and Magnifier
- Red/Black Summer Wayfarer Sunglasses

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Merrick Flossies Dental Chews for Dogs Review from

    There are never enough treats on the planet to satisfy the need that Dexter has for them. He is like a little bottomless pit for treats. He can sniff them out from another room and knows exactly where they are and what to do when he wants
one. It's safe to say he has me wrapped around his curly little tail because he always gets what he wants. This is why I have to make sure that the treats I have on hand for him are something that I can feel good about giving him. I prefer that they are healthy or good for him so I know that he is getting only what he needs and nothing he doesn't.
    Not only do I have trouble with the treat monster, I also have trouble with his breath so it is fantastic when I can find a great treat that not only is good for him but good for his breath as well.
    We have tried many dental chews in the past and for the most part I have liked the way they help keep his teeth clean and he likes the way they taste.  I was thrilled though to see the Merrick Flossies Dental chews were natural, grain free and gluten free. Not only do they combat plaque and tartar, but the US sourced ingredients are easily digestible and have a natural chicken flavor that Dexter loves.
  I appreciate that the treats can be snapped in half for smaller dogs like Dex even though he could easily eat the whole bag if he could find a way. The only downside for me is that they smell absolutely offensive to my sense of smell. A point of which I think makes him love them even more as he has already devoured just about the entire bag. I think these are a major hit with Dex and as long as he loves them I am okay with the smell.
    If you want to get in on the action check out Chewy to find all kinds of fun stuff from food, to grooming, to flea and tick care for your dog or cat. If you want to learn more, check out their website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ to stay in the loop!

FTC: The products shown were provided for review purposes, no other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Lego Movie Blu-Ray Giveaway

The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Chris Pratt (Moneyball) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (The Campaign) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson (Taken) voices the president's powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.

Starring as Emmet's fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Emmy nominee for 30 Rock), as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, 30 Rock), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC's Parks and Recreation) as a craggy, swaggering pirate, obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (Community) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Razor Red Knife Sharpener Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.  
     Being a crafty person encompasses a lot of things in my book. It means I love to create things in different mediums from art projects to meals in the kitchen. For this I am always running my knives and scissors dull. I have a pair of crafting scissors that are so dull they no longer cut through paper, and a kitchen knife that barely makes it through a potato. It's pretty sad really.
      I have tried many ways of sharpening my scissors and knives and the ones I have used previously just never seem to work very well. Maybe it is user error, or maybe the tool isn't right for the job.
      I decided to try out the Razor Red Knife sharpener. When it came in the mail I was surprised at how absolutely compact it was! I thought for sure it would be bigger, but because it is a decent size it is way easier to store.
      The sharpener itself has semi exposed blades that you run your knife or scissors through but when you are not using the tool there is a small handle that sticks out above it so there is less chance of your hand coming down on the blade from the top and injuring yourself which is fantastic because I am clumsy.
      One of the coolest features of the sharpener actually involves the handle. To use the sharpener, you place it on a clean, dry, flat surface and pull the handle down to the side. This can be a little hard to do at first but what it is doing is actually suctioning the base of the sharpener to the work surface so it doesn't slide! I used it on a surface I shouldn't have and it still actually stuck pretty well, but the surface was textured and eventually came unstuck with a little tug.
       I used the sharpener to sharpen my scissors and was pleasantly surprised that after just a few passes through, the blades were sharp enough to glide through thick paper with no issues or snags. It was like magic!
       Not only does this little magical sharpener work on straight blades but it can also sharpen serrated knives and I can probably even use it to sharpen my box cutter blade as well! I am absolutely impressed with how awesome this thing is and I cannot count my lucky stars enough that I have it in my possession now!
       The only downside is there is no way for it to catch the metal "dust" that comes off the sharpened blade but a quick wipe down of the surface and making sure not to do it in an area where it will get every where and you are as good as gold!
      If you are interested in picking one up for yourself check it out on Amazon and come back here and tell me what you think!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Buccaneer Pirate Dog Pet Costumes Review

      ARRRGH! I be spottin' a pirate dog with me good eye! He be small and as vicious as the sea during a wallop of a storm!
     No it's not talk like a pirate day, but I am prepared for that day now that I have my own pirate! By now it should be obvious that I love to play dress up with Dexter. Though sometimes he is not always in the mood as was the case today.
    I love pirates and when I seen the Buccaneer pirate costume I fell in love! According to the measurements Dex needed a medium and it was a little snug around his belly, so if you are worried about that don't be afraid to go a size up if you need to.
       The hat was a little misshapen from being in the bag but nothing a little extra care can't fix, but I love how the bandanna is connected to the hat the way it is because it makes it look like its a separate piece but also not something you have to worry about getting lost or torn off the hat.
      The body of the costume itself was made of a heavy fuzzy material. probably a little too thick for him to be prancing around in it during the summer but will really come in handy in the fall when it's cooler out. The entire front of the coat velcros closed with heavy duty closures so there is no fear of it wearing down or getting ripped or pulled apart while your pet is wearing it. The buttons on the back seem a little loose and I would be afraid they might pop off and get eaten but they haven't yet and I may reinforce them.
An entire collage of his "I'm not having it" attitude.
     The bottom half or the "pants" of the costume is a lighter fabric that isn't actually pants at all but an attached flap that just sits on your dogs back to mimic pants so there is no fear of them going potty on it by accident. It almost makes it appear as if it is a dress. This fabric is more like the traditional cheap costume fake velvet so it may succumb to easily being torn. If that happens I think the costume would still look sharp if it needed to be removed from the jacket if it were damaged.
     If this particular costume isn't your style you can always check out some more dog costumes at Wholesale Halloween Costumes. The prices are absolutely amazing and the quality is awesome!
    If all this talk about pirates has you wanting more why not check out this story about Yogurt the Pirate Dog and get your "AWWW'' on!

FTC: The products shown were provided for review purposes, no other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Snickers Movie Ticket Giveaway! Vote For The New Snickers Bar!

       A delicious new SNICKERS® Bar is coming. It has more peanuts, more caramel, and more chocolate. It has more of everything people love most about SNICKERS – except nougat and a name. Mars Chocolate North America has announced that for the first time consumers will have the opportunity to help name the newest product from SNICKERS!

The as-of-now unnamed bar includes a single delicious layer of crunchy roasted peanuts and smooth caramel perfectly blended and enrobed in milk chocolate. And fans get to name it. Consumers can visit the SNICKERS Facebook page , through June 13, 2014, to choose from one of five possible names:

SNICKERS Nuts Galore

The new bar will be out in stores in 2015!


 FTC: I am working with SNICKERS BRAND  and this post is sponsored by the SNICKERS Brand. LittleYllwBird is not responsible for shipment of prize.

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May Loot Crate Review


     It's time to get your gamer/nerd hat on because this one is going to be a fun one! I was a little tardy to the party for this one but I received the May Loot Crate box and boy am I thrilled!
   Loot Crate is a monthly subscription service filled with 6-8 geek and gamer lifestyle items. They fill the boxes with super secret stuff from the best new and emerging companies producing gear, snacks, toys, hardware, art, and other goodies for the geek and gaming market.
     May's box theme was adventure and it was filled with some really great stuff from Adventure Time, Minecraft and The Legend of Zelda. It was also a celebration of hitting over 160,000 Looters that joined up! So congratulations to Loot Crate on this awesome accomplishment and hopefully if you haven't heard of them yet you will be interested in helping them make that number continue to grow!

     The first and most obvious thing that is right on top of the box is the most amazing Legend of Zelda shirt. Link is formed entirely out of words from the game and other descriptive words. It is really amazing and very fun to try to read all the words until you get lost in them. I was beyond thrilled with this shirt, it is truly awesome and I can't wait to wear it out and about!
       The next thing I pulled out of the box was the MOST ADORABLE metal tin of one of the penguins from Adventure Time. I learned it was a blind box from Funko and everyone received a different tin with a different item inside.
     If there is one thing I am a huge fan of is Funko Vinyls! The penguin, Gunter,  is a smooth vinyl plastic with beak and wing 3d detail. He is a little more square than the penguins on the show but it matches the tin so well. I am definitely adding this to my Funko collection and displaying him on a shelf high above Dexter's reach because he immediately wanted to eat this one.
   There was a second blind bag in the box, this one a Minecraft hanger. It could have been anything and I ended up with a Minecraft zombie. Who doesn't love zombies?! It is a hard plastic almost like a lego with movable arms, legs and a rotating head. Even though these guys have moving parts though, there is no fear or imminent danger as these are not only the least dangerous zombies, but also it's plastic.
      The box also contained a lot of small items such as this amazing bottle opener keychain with the classic Legend of Zelda in 8bit "It's dangerous to go alone. Take This!" I may have no need for a bottle opener but you better believe I'll have one with me at all times now.
     Also included was a cd of the Friend Zone Soundtrack which is filled with a bunch of video game style music that accompanies the show that can be found on the Polaris youtube channel or Live on their Twitch between 3-6pm PST. If you are a fan of gaming channels, Polaris may have something fun for you.
    Along with this soundtrack is included some stickers of different youtube gamers and a tattoo set from Markiplier which is so fantastic. I am a huge fan of Maker and  lot of the projects they produce and I will definitely be plastering most of these stickers on various places. I have a spot saved on my laptop for the Maker sticker.
     The one little bonus they add every month is a themed button for the month which I think is a fantastic idea because I collect buttons. The May 2014 button has the Adventure title on it along with Links Hylian Shield, and crossed behind it is Finn's sword and a Minecraft sword.
     If any or all of this intrigues you then you should check out Loot Crate! With a price that tickles my inner geek of $13.37 plus shipping and handling you can receive your own and join to see what goodies you have coming for you! With a $40 retail value inside each box that price is a steal! Also, signing up gives you the chance to be one of the lucky subscribers to win a Mega Crate valued at over $750. Past Mega Crates have included a Gaems, collection figures, themed Zelda swag, a PS4, and an Xbox One among other things. All you have to do is be a subscriber!
     There is still 8 more days to get in on June's box and if you use the code JUNELOOT you can get $3 off. Also be sure to check Loot Crate out on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram to keep up or share photos!

FTC: The products shown were provided for review purposes, no other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

Friday, June 6, 2014

IT’s All About You! 5pc Customer Favorites Collection

IT’s All About You! Your 5pc Customer Favorites

IT Cosmetics Today’s Special Value – 1 Day ONLY on QVC!

IT is truly all about YOU! IT Cosmetics® is excited to introduce a collection of 3 QVC® Customer Choice Beauty Award winning products plus two innovative new launches, for the first time ever in this Today’s Special Value® Saturday, June 21st, 2014. Available for one day only, this limited edition IT Cosmetics set exclusive to QVC is valid from midnight ET June 21st until 2:59 AM ET June 22nd for an exceptionally low price, while supplies last.

IT’s All About You! 5pc Customer Favorites Collection includes Celebration Foundation®, Brow Power® Universal Brow Pencil, Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe™ Dual Ended Complexion Perfection Brush as well as IT’s brand new worldwide launches of CC+™ Radiance Palette andWaterproof Bye Bye Under Eye® Anti-Aging Concealer. Developed with leading plastic surgeons and infused with skin-loving unique ingredients, IT’s All About You does the work for you with all of the essentials you need to look and feel your most beautiful!

Achieve your most flawless, beautiful skin with Celebration Foundation®, the 2013 QVC Customer Choice Beauty Award winner for “Best Foundation”. This full coverage, lightweight anti-aging foundation rich in skin-loving peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and more, helps you attain a perfect, airbrushed complexion in 30 seconds! Use the NEW multifunctional 2-in-1Heavenly Luxe™ Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush to swirl circles into the foundation and buff onto skin to get flawless silky full coverage that feels like you’re wearing nothing.

Next, say hello to the NEW Clinically Proven All Day Waterproof version of two-time Customer Choice Beauty Award Winner for “Best Concealer” Bye Bye Under Eye®, now loaded with additional anti-aging skin loving benefits plus clinically proven for all-day 12-hr waterproof coverage. Start by warming up a pin sized amount on the back of your hand, then gently tap the concealer onto the areas that need extra coverage and blend with fingers or use the multitasking Dual Ended Complexion Perfection Brush to ensure flawless application. Infused with anti-aging technology to not only cover, but to make your skin appear younger at the same time, Bye Bye Under Eye® Waterproof stays true to its original Bye Bye Under Eye® Concealer formula, providing crease-free coverage to camouflage under eye discolorations with ease, while hydrating to ensure a beautiful well-rested appearance.

Now it’s your most radiant, luminous, perfectly lit skin in a compact! Introducing the NEW CC+™ Radiance Palette. This palette includes three new color correcting innovations! The CC+™ Brightening Finishing Powder, CC+™ Matte Bronzer, and the CC+™ Flush Blush, each anti-aging talc-free powder includes color correcting pigments that enhance and even out the appearance of your natural skin tone, while boosting the warmth and radiance of your skin. Real Silk and Collagen work to blur the look of fine lines and pores. CC+™ Brightening Finishing Powder is formulated with Drops of Light Technology™, using light-reflecting microspheres to provide your skin with the look of healthy illumination without glitter or shimmer, The CC+™ Matte Bronzer is formulated with anti-aging peptides and hyaluronic-filling spheres to keep you skin smooth and hydrated. Hydrolyzed Collagen, Vitamins A, C and E, Grapeseed, Green Tea, Silk and Aloe treat your skin to a powerful boost of antioxidants and healthy moisture, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. The CC+™ Blush not only flushes your cheeks for all day wear, but is also infused with anti-aging powerhouse ingredients including Amino Acids, Plum Oil, Cherry Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Pomegranate, Jojoba, Aloe, Seaweed Extract and Grapeseed that work together to give cheeks a boost of healthy hydration.

Finish your most beautiful you with the most powerful step in your beauty routine, your brows!Brow Power® Universal Brow Pencil, is the two-time QVC Customer Choice Award winner for “Best Brow Product”. This universal, long wear eyebrow pencil is infused with cutting edge, brow-enhancing ingredients that coat each hair, while adhering to the skin, making it easy to naturally transform thick or thin brows to create the look of your brows but better™. In a universally flattering shade, Brow Power® Universal Brow Pencil is customized to work with all hair colors to create a bold look for everyone! For lighter hair, apply using lighter, softer strokes and for darker hair, apply pressing hard to deposit more color. As a finishing touch, lightly brush through brows with the spooly brush to create a natural polished look. As always, for every Brow Power® Universal Brow Pencil sold, IT Cosmetics will donate one to the American Cancer Societies’ Look Good, Feel Better® program to help women face the effects of cancer with confidence. To date, IT Cosmetics has donated over $4million in Brow Power Pencils to Look Good, Feel Better®.

IT Cosmetics® IT’s All About You! 5pc Collection will be a Today’s Special Value offered at an exceptionally low price while supplies last, for ONE DAY ONLY on QVC, the QVC apps and on June 21st, 2014 from midnight to 2:59 AM ET the following day.

About IT Cosmetics®: IT, which stands for Innovative Technology, is all about Clinically Proven, Skin Loving, Problem Solutions! Founder Jamie Kern, who suffers from Rosacea, Sparse Brows, Hyperpigmentation and problematic-skin works hand-in-hand with a team of plastic surgeons to create innovative, high performance products laser focused on solving women’s beauty problems.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Father's Day Giveaway from

    Here's your chance to win a Stainless Steel Photo Engraved Key chain! It would make the perfect gift for Father's Day for yourself or someone you love! Five people will have the chance to win this beautiful key chain! Personalize it however you choose with the photo of your choice! Check out PicturesOnGold to learn more and don't forget to head on over to their Facebook to enter!


      If you would like to see my review of this key chain check it out here!