Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Glass Minstrel Review

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I reviewed the historical LGBT novel, The Glass Minstrel, over at the Let's Get Beyond Tolerance blog. Remember, if you're entering the Gourmet Gift Baskets giveaway...comments are extra entries. If you aren't, you might still want to learn about this book!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Plastic Jungle Review

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Plastic Jungle was kind enough to offer me a chance to really review their site, and I would love to share some information and my experience with them. First off, you should definitely check out their discounted merchants section if you're interested in buying a gift card from the site...this is a great way to save money. Where else can you get a gift card for a larger amount when you pay less? For example-

You can buy a Barnes n Noble gift card for 9 % off...which means. You pay $22.75 and GET a $25 gift card. Or you could pay $63.73 and GET $70.03.  Pretty sweet, huh?

Another awesome deal are the Target gift cards.  For example, you can pay $47.50 for a $50 gift card!!

Users can even Save up to 35% with FREE shipping!


They even have an ECODEs products, where you can save easier right now!!
 
My Official Review: I was sent a $25 gift card from Khol's. To really test out the site (and because I honestly didn't have much use for a Khol's card) I decided to sell my card on the site. The way I went about it though was to turn it in for an Amazon card, instead of paypal cash, which you can do. I was given $20 and some cents for my $25 card, which isn't too bad. At least you're getting a card you actually want for not much less!
 
The process is pretty easy too. You register your card on their site, they give you a receipt to print out and even a shipping label to put on the envelope. What that means is that you put the card and receipt in the envelope, and the label on top...and voila, free shipping to send the card to Plastic Jungle! It took them about a week to get my card and process it...once it was ready, I got an email telling me my Amazon code was available. I took that code and went shopping (since I had another amazon card to use as well). It worked wonderfully and I really enjoyed my little amazon spree!
 
I love the idea behind Plastic Jungle. They make it really easy to get rid of unwanted cards for something you'd prefer. I'm definitely going to keep them in mind in the future for any other cards I may aquire, and I might even buy some cards from them so I pay a bit less for what I get.
 
I do want to note that to sell a gift card, it has to have a minimum value of $25!
 
Keep in touch with Plastic Jungle on their facebook and twitter pages.
 
~Lauren

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Gourmet Gift Baskets Review + Giveaway

Gourmet Gift Baskets Review and Giveaway

By: Lauren

Photo above from their site. I do not own.

I was sent the Snack Gift Basket - Classic to review. All opinions are my own.

Review-

Gourmet Gift Baskets have a wide selection of baskets. I love that you can find something for pretty much any theme you could come up with. The Snack Basket I was sent came in a nice basket that you can easily use after eating the contents...and included a variety of snacks. One of the things I absolutely loved in this basket were the buttered pecan crunch. Oh my gosh, these were amazing. Each one is a small square so it's a quick and easy snack...but it really was one of those "eat one, and you don't want to stop" type of things for me.

My other favorite were the gourmet dipping pretzels (though really, any pretzel is sure to do) and the raspberry honey mustard pretzel dip. So so good! It's a unique type of dip that I've never seen before. Who knew dipping pretzels would be so yummy? It really is though!

This whole basket is a lot of fun though. I've been sharing with my family so we definitely eat different things. I'd certainly recommend this site, if not the basket (in case the items inside don't look good). Who doesn't love gift baskets?

Plus, if you click the picture of the basket (on the site) you can hit next and see each item on its own so you know exactly what is inside! I love that!

Giveaway-

Prize: The same basket I recieved!

Open to: U.S. and Canada

Ends: Friday, April 1 2011

To Enter: What basket from the site do you want?

Extra Extra!

+1 if you follow this blog (leave a new comment)

+1 for every non-giveaway post you comment on here - Shooting Stars Mag (leave a new comment for each)

+2 for every non-giveaway post you comment on here - Let's Get Beyond Tolerance blog (leave two new comments for each)

Plastic Jungle Sweepstakes Info

Do Not Own Plastic Jungle Spring Cleaning Sweepstakes

"Daily $50 Gift Card Giveaway"

Timing

March 14-31, 2011

Details

Need an even better reason to clean out your sock drawers this Spring? Exchange those gift cards you have tucked away and put more spending money in your wallet. When you do, you'll have a chance to WIN the $50 gift card of your choice.

Follow these simple instructions to enter:

1. Sell your unused gift cards on PlasticJungle.com between March 14 - March 31, 2011

2. Go to our Facebook page facebook.com/plasticjungle and register to confirm your gift

card sale. http://apps.facebook.com/plasticjungleinc/contests/100407?wfrefid=42915d763661

Winners will be announced starting on or about March 25th, 2011 to assure cards are received and verified.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

One Real Thing by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox

                                 
One Real Thing by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox

Review by: Lauren

Copy From: NetGalley

Amazon Associate: Buy book, we get small percent!

Official Summary: Nick Addison has taken care of Hollister Welles since college. Though the responsible grad student and the uninhibited partier were total opposites, they had always shared an inexplicable bond. Nick knows he should stop saving the out-of-control Holly, but when Holly hits rock-bottom hard—and publicly—he can't resist coming to his rescue one last time. Can't resist the feeling of having Holly need him again.

 Bringing Holly back to New York City, Nick gives Holly the chance to face his demons and break his dangerous habits—while keeping Holly's presence a secret from Nick's wife. He doesn't want to face Caroline's hatred of Holly...or the reasons she might have to resent him.

Then the tables are turned. Just as Holly pulls himself together, Nick's life falls apart. Now it's up to Holly to bring Nick back from the brink—and to make Nick finally face the desires he's long denied.

Review: Normally, this type of book would be reviewed over on Let's Get Beyond Tolerance. However, I try and limit things on the site to something that fits the YA level. I know that level is pretty wide, and I probably will include things that not everybody will agree is YA. However, this book (in my opinion) is definitely higher than the YA rating. It isn't for awhile though, which is what I really enjoyed about the book.

The story of Nick and Holly is interesting and you can really tell the bond that the boys have had, even when not speaking for a long time. This read like an actual book with a point and not just gratuitious scenes strung together. Basically, it's not some pure erotica book...which I don't personally enjoy. I requested this from NetGalley because it sounded unique and enjoyable, and I have to say, it pretty much was. While the relationship between the men was different from what you'd expect out of many relationships...it fit them, and the authors even explained the way their dynamics worked and why. I appreciated that aspect as I did have some questions.

As I said, I don't like books that are just straight-up erotica. If you know me, I review novels for Romantic Times and that was the only genre I said I didn't do...so I do read various types of romance, and I enjoy them. This is a book that I could see being in RT. While there are sexual scenes, they had a point, and they didn't really crop up until the last part of the book. In the beginning, it really was about their emotional relationship and trying to get Holly back on track...until Nick suddenly needs help.

I liked the overall message that nobody is "superman" if you will, and you can't get by in life on your own. Be open and honest, and accept help when it's offered and needed.

Overall, it was a pretty good book. Not bad for my first NetGalley pick.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney



Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney

Review by- Lauren

Copy From- Publisher

Amazon Associate: Buy the book from the link, we get a small percentage

Goodreads Summary: Some vampires are good. Some are evil. Some are faking it to get girls. Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire romance novel called Bloodthirsty, Finbar decides to boldly go where no sane guy has gone before--he becomes a vampire, minus the whole blood sucking part. With his brooding nature and weirdly pale skin, it's surprisingly easy for Finbar to pretend to be paranormal. But, when he meets the one girl who just might like him for who he really is, he discovers that his life as a pseudo-vampire is more complicated than he expected.

Review: Bloodthirsty is a really funny novel...something that I think vampire and non-vampire fans could enjoy. Finbar is one of those guys that you really wish were real because you think you'd be perfect for them, or at least as a best friend. He loves to read (librarians often known him by name), he's not a sports star like his twin brother (Luke gets the 'normal' name), and he is often stuck home on the weekends watching chick flicks with his mom. Oh, and he's not a partier (which I love!) Basically, he's a slightly awkard teen who just really wants a girl (other than his mom) to notice and like him.

When he starts a new school, he pretends to be a vampire. This idea comes from the teen girls around him being obsessed with all things vampires...especially the new adult novel, Bloodthirsty (hence the title of the book). Before he even decides to be a vampire, a teen girl thinks he is, which is kind of how he realizes this might be believable for some people. I know I read part of a review for this book and they couldn't believe that teen girls would ACTUALLY believe vampires were real. While I do agree a little, I think it could be true for some people...or they at least want to believe so bad. But it doesn't really matter. Just let yourself move away from that aspect, and I think you would really enjoy this novel.

It's a funny quick read. If it was a movie, I could picture Michael Cera as Finbar (you know, but with some creepy light eyes).

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Stranger in Us Review

Amazon Associate: Buy the film from this link and we get a small percentage

The Stranger in Us is one of those films I'd wager most of you have never heard of, but I hope more people will check it out. It's not a perfect film, but many aren't. However, it does deal with some interesting and important issues (some in a way that most people don't tackle). Therefore, I'd be forever thankful if you at least checked out my review of the film and left your thoughts in the comments. Comment on the review post please, not here!

-Lauren

Monday, March 14, 2011

Red Riding Hood Movie Review

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Red Riding Hood Movie Review

By: Lauren

I saw Red Riding Hood this past weekend and I have to say, I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. It wasn't that it looked bad or anything...I just wasn't sure how I would feel about it. Now I'm glad I saw it though as I really enjoyed the mystery. One of the great things about this film is that you don't know who the wolf is until they are letting you know. Maybe you'll be smart or lucky enough to guess the right person...but I sure didn't and I really did try and figure it out while watching. Sometimes I just sit back and let it be revealed but when I heard it was a good mystery, I tried to think of who it could be...WRONG! It certainly makes a better movie though. You don't really want to know all the answers the whole time, do you?

Amanda Seyfried who played Valerie, or you know Red Riding Hood, did a good job. She certainly has that soft, innocent look about her...but with a touch of a wild side that doesn't seem forced or wrong for her or her character.

Gary Oldman played Solomon who is one conflicted character. He tries to do good, but at the same time, he hurts people and pushes away any guilt he might otherwise feel. You'll definitely find yourself wondering just how to feel about this guy, and that's definitely credit to Oldman. He's always a good "bad guy" even if the character isn't completely bad...like Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films.

All in all, this was a good movie. It's not really something I walked out going "I have to see this again!" but that's partly because the mystery has now been ruined...and that's half the fun of it!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Breakout Kings TV Review

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Breakout Kings TV Review

By: Lauren

The first episode of this new series aired on the A&E channel this past Sunday at 10 p.m. If you missed it, there are plenty of repeats going on at random times...or you could try looking it up online. However, since it's only been one episode, you should definitely plan to watch the second episode this Sunday.

Breakout Kings is a really enjoyable show though, and I'm definitely excited to keep watching it. On a basic level, I would say the show is this-

Criminal Minds + White Collar = Breakout Kings

Jimmi as Lloyd


One of my favorite characters is Lloyd played by Jimmi Simpson. The first time I really fell in love with the acting of Simpson was in my favorite show, Psych. He played Mary for three connected episodes over a couple seasons. I still quote some of his lines from those shows! Now he's in Breakout Kings and doing just as well. Lloyd is in jail for gambling, so he definitely doesn't have a tough persona. He's really just a smart guy that reads people well. With the Criminal Minds idea in my head, I actually think he could be compared to Spencer Reid.

Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds


In conclusion...check out Breakout Kings. It's an interesting show that makes you think, makes you giggle, and even gives you some mystery/suspense! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros + Product for Book

Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros

Review by: Lauren

Copy From: Publisher

Amazon Associate: Buy the book from the link and we get a small percentage

Official Summary:

Abigail Donovan has a lot of stuff she should be doing. Namely writing her next novel. A bestselling author who is still recovering from a near Pulitzer Prize win and the heady success that follows Oprah’s stamp of approval, she is stuck at Chapter Five and losing confidence daily. But when her publicist signs her up for a Twitter account, she’s intrigued. What’s all the fuss?



Taken under the wing of one of her Twitter followers, “MarkBaynard"—a quick witted, quick-typing professor on sabbatical—Abby finds it easy to put words out into the world 140 characters at a time. And once she gets a handle on tweets, retweets, direct messages, hashtags, and trends, she starts to feel unblocked in writing and in life. After all, why should she be spending hours in her apartment staring at her TweetDeck and fretting about her stalled career when Mark is out there traveling the world and living?


Or is he?


Told almost entirely in tweets and DMs, Goodnight Tweetheart is a truly modern take on a classic tale of love and loss—a Griffin and Sabine for the Twitter generation.

Review:

Personally, I think it's fun to read books where one of the characters is an author or writer. I know, I know, it's pretty typical these days...but as someone who would love to be published, these type of books are relatable for me. Abigail is an interesting character. She's a great writer but has a lot of doubt about her abilities to write something new...especially when her first novel was based so much around her real life. Where does she go from there? She's a lot of fun though, as you see from her new relationship with Mark. As the summary says, most of her conversations with him are done over twitter and Direct Messages (a part of twitter, in case you were unaware).

The two of them together are fun, quirky, but also deep and philosophical at times. I love when authors mix up the way they write a book...adding emails or letters or other similar ideas. This book is written like a regular novel some of the time but a large part of it are tweets, which is a different change of pace. Plus, it helps move the book along really well. I found this to be a fun and fast read.

I actually handed the book over to my mom as soon as I was finished and she's reading it now. I think it's something a lot of different people would enjoy. Sure, it's a bit predictable...but it's a cute book and I really did feel for the characters, which is a good thing. ALSO, there is a lot of pop culture talk throughout which is kind of enjoyable. Sometimes it's fun to read a book that is filled with references of your time...even GLEE.

Product that Fits the Book

As a large part of the book deals with Twitter, I thought this would be a great item to add along with the novel. It would make a fun little gift! As you can see from the photo below, it's a necklace with your twitter name on it. For me, it would be @shootingstarmag. To buy your own, go here!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Concert Ticket Album Giveaway


That's My Ticket Giveaway

This is our third, and final, giveaway in honor of the novel Ballads of Suburbia. Remember...even if you don't want to enter, you might know of people that do so please spread the word. Plus, these would make great gifts for friends and family that love music! Enter the giveaways, buy from the sites, read the book. Celebrate Music.

Prize: Your choice of a Concert Ticket Album: Rock, Hip Hop, or Country

This is obviously an amazing way to keep track of all the shows that you see or the ones that you saw in the past and still have stubs for! I know I cant be the only one that holds on to things like that!

To Enter: What else do you like on the website?!

Open To: U.S. Only

Ends: March 26th!

EXTRA!!

+1 if you HEART Punk Junk Jewels on etsy (leave one new comment)


+2 if you make a promise to read Ballads of Suburbia SOMEHOW...buy it, borrow it from the library, etc. If you've read it already, promise to tell one person about it via your blog, in person, etc. (leave two new comments)

+4 spread the word...if you've already the book and post this on your blog, you get the full six points (leave FOUR NEW COMMENTS PLEASE)

Punk Junk Jewels Pendants Giveaway



This is our next giveaway in honor of the book Ballads of Suburbia! Punk Junk Jewels believe "it's more fun when it's unusual" and I must say, I do agree! After all, who wants to be just plain old ordinary? In order to NOT be, we are having a giveaway for some lovely music-related pendants.



Punk Junk Jewels on Etsy

To Enter: Visit the etsy shop...what else do you like?

Open To: INTERNATIONAL!

Ends: March 26th!

Prize: The winner will get all four of the pendants you see in this post, so obviously scroll down to see them!



EXTRA EXTRA!

+1 if you HEART Punk Junk Jewels on etsy (leave one new comment)


+2 if you make a promise to read Ballads of Suburbia SOMEHOW...buy it, borrow it from the library, etc. If you've read it already, promise to tell one person about it via your blog, in person, etc. (leave two new comments)

+4 spread the word...if you've already the book and post this on your blog, you get the full six points (leave FOUR NEW COMMENTS PLEASE)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

What the Rock Giveaway!

The first music-themed giveaway in honor of Ballads of Suburbia is the above bracelet. It's made of guitar picks and is called Ocean at Night.  They have some wonderful Rock and Roll inspired items. You'll definitely enjoy browsing! Thanks to the shop, What the Rock, here is the giveaway details...

What the Rock Website and Etsy

Prize: The bracelet you see at the top or visit the Ocean at Night link

Open To: U.S. Only

Ends: March 26th

To Enter: Visit one of the site links...what else do you like?

+1 if you HEART What the Rock on etsy (leave one new comment)

+2 if you make a promise to read Ballads of Suburbia SOMEHOW...buy it, borrow it from the library, etc. If you've read it already, promise to tell one person about it via your blog, in person, etc. (leave two new comments)

+4 spread the word...if you've already the book and post this on your blog, you get the full six points (leave FOUR NEW COMMENTS PLEASE)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ballads Twitter + Giveaways

(Amazon Associate: Buy the book, we get a small percentage)

Giveaway LINKS:

Concert Ticket Album

Music-Themed pendants from Punk Junk Jewels

Guitar Pick Bracelet from What the Rock

Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuhenert is an amazing book. It's one of my Favorite Books Ever. And I want to share the love. Right now, you can buy this book SUPER cheap on Amazon. That's good for those of you who need to buy the book still...but it also means the book is in the Bargain Bin, if you will, and that's not good for Stephanie. So start purchasing copies (at a good price) and show that this book is wanted. Maybe it'll help. Each book bought only helps after all!

Here is the summary:

Kara hasn't been back to Oak Park since the end of junior year, when a heroin overdose nearly killed her and sirens heralded her exit. Four years later, she returns to face the music. Her life changed forever back in high school: her family disintegrated, she ran around with a whole new crowd of friends, she partied a little too hard, and she fell in love with gorgeous bad-boy Adrian, who left her to die that day in Scoville Park....



Amid the music, the booze, the drugs, and the drama, her friends filled a notebook with heartbreakingly honest confessions of the moments that defined and shattered their young lives. Now, finally, Kara is ready to write her own.

Doesn't that sound amazing? If you say no, I can't be friends with you. Okay...kidding.  But you should still give it a shot. One of the things that I love about Ballads and Stephanie's other book are all the music references, especially the punk rock themes that run throughout. In order to celebrate the book, I have a few music-themed giveaways planned. I'm running a bit behind but all the posts WILL be up this weekend so you have plenty of time to check them out and enter away. So if you're willing to spread the word about Ballads and the giveaways, that would be amazing. You can do so now or wait until the posts are actually up. It doesn't matter. Any help would be great...especially if you've read Ballads and love it as well!

I also had a fun little idea to keep the Ballads love alive all the time...and I wanted to see what you thought. If you don't know Ballads, then read the last paragraph of the summary above and it gives you a short definition of what a ballad is. It's essentially the BIG, PIVOTAL moment of someone's life and what they felt. I'm probably not explaining it right, but this is why you need to read the book and see the examples for yourself.

However, my idea is to have a Twitter of Ballads. We'd have an actually twitter feed where people submit their ballads, but of course they can't go over 140 characters. The twitter would link to a blog post or something that explains what the feed is all about, what a ballad is, who Stephanie is, etc. What do you all think? Would you submit a ballad and/or tell others?

-Lauren

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Giveaway Links!


To help everyone out, I wanted to make a post that includes all the links for the Baby Giveaways. Remember...not all of these are for people with babies...they just COULD be. Actually, most of them are for pretty much anyone. You don't want to miss out and you have until March 26 to enter all of these!

Teen Lifesaver Kit for Girls from Mish Mosh Box

Gift Certificate to Choccreate so you can create your own chocolate bar

Two Washcloth/Bath Items favors from Mommy Making Memories


I do not own the photo!

Mish Mosh Box Review + Lifesaver Kit Giveaway


Mish Mosh Box Review + Giveaway

By: Lauren

Buy Your Own Mish Mosh Box

The item that I recieved to review was the Mish Mosh box for boys, aged 3-6, which you can see the photo above. There are is also a box for girls of the same age and a boy and girl box for 7+. I must say, this is one great idea. Are you ever tired of seeing younger kids these days playing on phones, ipods, laptops, and all sorts of other electronics we never had growing up? (or at least didn't spend most of our time on them...) Yeah, it's a bit weird, and personally, I think it's important to play with things that don't involve batteries.

A Mish Mosh box is a nostalgic case of some fun toys and items to entertain kids without having to resort to a computer game. I love the box as it's pretty sturdy material and it reminds me of an old fashioned suitcase. It has a little handle to hold it, and has a clasp to keep it shut. As a forewarning for the lower age (I'd say 3 or so) there is some plastic string, if you will, that covers the toys inside. You just have to pull it all out before giving it to a younger child if you think they will try and eat it though.

Beyond that little note...what a box! My mom and dad were "oohing" and "awwing" over the various items, spotting things they enjoyed in their childhood. Some basics were a potato head toy, clown nose, paddle ball, a tiny etch a sketch, a small slinky, some playing cards, and even crayons to do some coloring. Those are just some...as you will find more in your box if you buy one. I don't want to spoil ALL the surprises in the review though.

While the boxes are about $30 each, I don't find it too high of a price...you get a variety of toys and items for the child to play with plus a cute box that they can keep everything in and even place new items in as they use up some of their toys. AND you can get refill kits for boys and girls for only $10 if they do wish to add more fun items to their box from the store.

The Mish Mosh box is being included in the baby posts because I think it would be a great gift for those older brothers and sisters. Maybe you're pregnant or know someone who is or has a little one, but this isn't their first? Well, you don't want to leave the older child out...as they might get a bit jealous...so this is something to keep in mind for them.

Overall, I'd say this is a really cute idea and I'm definitely going to keep it in mind for a future gift. I have a few little ones in my life right now...they just need to get a bit older!

Giveaway

Prize: Teen Lifesaver Kit for Girls, which can be seen here.

Open To: U.S.

To Enter: What do you like about the Mish Mosh Box that I reviewed above? (Girl or Boy, doesn't matter...)

Ends: Saturday, March 26

Extra!

+1 if you follow this blog (leave a new comment)

+2 for every Baby post you comment on without a giveaway attached (leave two new comments)

+2 follow the Let's Get Beyond Tolerance blog (leave two new comments)


Note on the Giveaway Prize: I actually have this at my house right now and honestly, I wish it was mine. It's a cute little bag filled with lots of essentials that you would need as a girl. It's great they have a boy version as well. This would make a great gift for people going out of town, going to a sleepover, etc. Perfect for older women as well. I don't think it needs to just be for teens! You can see the various bags, plus the items included in the link above!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Choccreate Review + Giveaway!

Choccreate Review

By- Lauren

Website- Create Your Own Chocolate Bar!

I was sent three chocolate bars (of my choosing) for a review. All opinions are my own.

Choccreate is an amazing site. I was given the chance to make three bars of my choosing to review. I went with the three different types of chocolate: one milk chocolate, one dark, and one white. The milk chocolate was given m&m's and some pink baby feet. This is the bar that I gave my sister in law for her own in order to celebrate her daughter. She thought it was adorable and I was really excited to see that the m&m's were in the chocolate for the most part so you could wipe your fingers over the bar and it's not just sitting on top.

The next bar I did was dark chocolate. We added pretzels and macadamia nuts. I tried a little and thought it was pretty good, but this was mainly for my mom and she LOVED it. She thought their chocolate was amazing and really enjoyed her bar...trying to spread it out over the days to fully enjoy. She'll definitely be wanting to order more in the future.

As for me, I took white chocolate and added marshmallows and rice crispies. I figured it might give it a slight Rice Krispie treat feel. While I haven't finished mine yet, I really enjoy it...and I agree that the chocolate is YUMMY. I definitely don't think people will have problems with theirs if they decide to make a bar. It's very good quality...no cheap stuff here.

Plus, the prices aren't that bad. Each chocolate bar is $3.95 no matter what type of chocolate you choose. The price goes up depending on what items you decide to add. They have everything from blueberries to cashew nuts to dried rose petals to gummi bears to coarse sea salt to baby feet or mini hearts. These all vary in pricing, so if you want to limit what you spend...find the cheaper items...or stay simple and only add one or two toppings.

While we didn't go crazy on our bars with what we added, we did try and add a couple different things. So far, it worked out. I'd love to go crazy wild on a bar in the future though so I can try out some of the more interesting options.

Basically...check out this site. It's an amazingly fun experience designing your own chocolate and it would make a FAB gift for yourself or someone else. PLUS, it's much cheaper than you may think at first!

Giveaway!

To Enter: Check out the site and let me know what type of chocolate you would create.

Open to: U.S. only
Prize: $12 gift certificate to use on the site!

Ends: Saturday, March 26th

Extra!

+1 if you follow this blog (leave one new comment)

+2 for every Baby Post you leave a comment on WITHOUT a giveaway attached (leave two new comments)

+2 if you follow Let's Get Beyond Tolerance (leave two new comments)