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Sunday, January 16, 2011 Posted by One 2 Try



We are experiencing unexpected technical difficulties with my blog move. I have re-opened the comments to enter. If you have not had a chance to enter my giveaway for the Domino's gift card - please make sure you enter today. I had to change the ending date to tonight to prevent further issues.

Domino's Pizza

Heaps of Giveaways will return next Sunday.

Thanks for understanding - I am off to go shopping. All this madness is making me need spend therapy!

Starting my blog move!

Friday, January 14, 2011 Posted by One 2 Try

Tonight's the night (fingers crossed)! We are starting the process for the move to wordpress. Things may appear strange for a little bit and the comments will be closed TEMPORARILY for the switch. This will affect my current giveaways but no fear they will re-open for entries shortly.

I appreciate everyone's patience during this migration. I will be back with a whole new look and lots more fun coming.

Oh boy am I nervous!

Nutrisystem Nation Update: My first food order! #NSNation

Friday, January 14, 2011 Posted by One 2 Try

I am very excited to be part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogging Program. I received my first order a few days ago of the pantry items and the frozen foods arrived yesterday of the all new Gourmet Inspired Foods. The frozen meals are absolutely looking delicious.

As I was unpacking my frozen selections, my hubby was hovering over the box to see what good foods I get to have. Asian Style Beef,  Salisbury Steak with Macaroni and Cheese, for dinner. French ToastPancakes and Breakfast Burritos for breakfast. Roasted Vegetable pizza, Toasted Ham and Cheese for lunch and oh my the desserts. I get to have ice cream people!  Ice Cream Sandwiches, Orange Creme Bar, and  Fudge Swirl Sundae! Hubby was drooling over the meals. I might have to get a lock on the freezer to keep him away from my Nutrisystem Ice Cream. For now there is a post it note telling him to back away from the freezer.


I started my very first day on the New Nutrisystem program with a very tasty Breakfast Burrito, 1/4 cup of cottage cheese and one orange. I am satisfied, it is actually more that I would normally eat for breakfast. The burrito was pretty good. I could not have made a better burrito myself. It was simple to prepare, just a minute plus in the microwave and I was enjoying a delicious breakfast. I think it took me longer to peel the orange.

Keeping track of what you eat is the part I love best about Nutrisystem. They make it simple with the menu planner. You have spaces to write in each meal as well as check off boxes to make sure you are eating the proper meal components. When you see it on the page, it makes it easy to follow.


Day one - meal one! I am on my way to better health and fitness. Thanks Nutrisystem!

Want to join me on the Nutrisystem journey yourself? Sign up and receive a special offer or call 1-888-853-4689!

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing their food and program to me free of charge in exchange for blogging about my experience as part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.



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Guardsman: Furniture Care Products - Review

Friday, January 14, 2011 Posted by One 2 Try

You could say my home decorating style is Early American Lived In. There is not a designer feel to my home at all. It is a warm and comfortable place. We have the pieces of useful furniture we need, mostly in a light wood color.


To help take care of my functional furniture, I had the opportunity to use the furniture care products from Guardsman. Guardsman has been caring for wood furniture since 1915.

Currently they offer a full line for all your furniture care needs including:
Fabric Care
Wood Care
Leather Care
Mattress Care
Automotive Fabric and Leather Care
I never realized how beautiful my dining room table could be. Using the Guardsman cleaners was easy to bring out the beauty. First I used the Wood Cleaner for deep cleaning. This amazing cleaner does the trick to remove dirt, grease and oil from the wood. It was easy to apply, simply spray on a soft cloth, I used the Guardsman applicator cloths for extra care, then wipe with the grain. Wipe the wood dry. I glanced at my cloth and boy did this do a great job of cleaning. I am not saying my table was dirty but Guardsman Wood Cleaner sure brought out some yuck. Now with a clean table I applied the Guardsman Wood Polish. There are no waxes or abrasives in the Wood Polish. Using the same technique as the cleaner, the wood polish left a nice clean shine. My table was so beautiful I removed the tablecloth and purchased place mats instead. It really brightened up the dining room. I have been using the wood cleaner and wood polish all around my home. Our computer office with two desks was next. It is mind boggling how much dust and dirt the monitors and the computers seem to attract. The Guardsman wood cleaner did the trick to remove what seems like years of work area gunk. The wood polish did such a nice job, I actually cleared my desk off. That's right no papers anywhere - for how long who knows but the shine is gorgeous.

In cleaning I did notice a few scratches in the wood. Guardsman does offer help for those little scratches. The Furniture Touch-Up Markers help hide those blemishes. Start with the light color marker, apply with the direction of the grain, then remove excess dye with a cloth. you may have to repeat the process a few times for the desired result. If the scratch needs to be darker you step to the medium color marker then the dark marker if needed. Allow the dye to set for a few minutes then polish. It really works! I repaired a scratch right in the middle of my desk that always bugged me. It is barely noticeable now and I don't have to cover it with papers.

Now that my desk was clean for an inviting work area, I turned my attention to my big leather desk chair. Guardsman Leather Clean & Renew Wipes did the trick quickly. Followed by the Leather Protector Wipes, my chair looks brand new!

Whether you have a home filled with designer high quality furniture or like me, living in a comfort zone, Guardsman Furniture Care wants to treat your furniture special. Guardsman offers tips for furniture care on the website too!

To Purchase: You can purchase Guardsman products directly online. Wood Care, Fabric Care and Leather Care all at very reasonable prices. Get the best out of your furniture. Trust it to Guardsman.

Many thanks to Guardsman for providing the review samples.

Disclosure: I received gratis sample(s) for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.




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Cooperstown Cookie Company - Review

Friday, January 14, 2011 Posted by One 2 Try



Take me out to the ball game.....no cracker jack please. I would rather have Cooperstown Cookie Company Baseball Cookies.

Do you know a real baseball fan with a sweet tooth? They would love these cookies! I was recently introduced to Cooperstown Cookie Company. Their cookies are all centered around the all American tradition of baseball! In 2004 the classic Baseball Shortbread cookies were shared at the World Series Gala at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Made from high quality ingredients and a family recipe these baseball shaped cookies quickly became a Home Run! Cooperstown Cookie Company is the ONLY gourmet cookie licensed by MLB® & National Baseball Hall of Fame®. (Cheers rise from the stands).


I had the pleasure of tasting these popular cookies. I received the cutest BallPark Bunt Box of classic Baseball Shortbread Bite-Sized cookies with my favorite baseball team emblem - The LA Angels! This adorable box is perfect for the little ones. There is a fun baseball score card on the back of the box for munching and tallying during the game. The shortbread cookie is delicious with a rich buttery taste and a tender bite. The cookies melt in your mouth! I love the baseball design imprinted in the cookie. How fun! The Ballpark Bunt Box comes in Classic Shortbread or Mudville Mudball Chocolate Chip. With 9 good size cookies inside there are plenty to last all those innings.

Cooperstown Cookie Company features scores of cookie gift items and more. You can choose chocolate baseball hats, gift towers, tins, and even a baseball cookie cutter. Consider something different for Valentine's Day and get that sports fan a gift of cookies from Cooperstown Cookie Company. Right now they are having a gearing up for spring training sale with great sales prices! Order directly online. A Cooperstown Cookie Company gift would be a Grand Slam and delicious too!

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Yum! Cooperstown Cookie Company makes it delicious to say PLAY BALL!

Many thanks to Pati of Cooperstown Cookie Company for providing the review sample.

Disclosure: I received gratis sample(s) for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.




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Michael Jackson's Vision - DVD Review

It is not often in our lifetime that an artist makes such a lasting impression. Michael Jackson lived up to his name of The King Of Pop. The world has lost a great artist. I bet most of us can remember where we were when the news broke of his death. A sad day for music. As with the passing of many legends, it is only after we miss them, that we really see their true inspiration.




Michael Jackson's Vision on DVD is a tremendous amount of videos and music showcasing the very best of Michael. This journey through the years of musical talent and visual extravaganza is a pure joy for any Michael Jackson fan or music lover alike.

Michael Jackson's Vision is a 3 disc set containing more the 40 music videos many of which are short films. Much more than just music videos. This collection plays for more than four and 1/2 hours.

Included are these titles:
Rock With You
Billie Jean
Beat It
Thriller
Bad
Smooth Criminal
Black or White
You Are Not Alone
A previously unreleased title - One More Chance
plus many more.

I have a few favorites - Remember The Time mesmerizes me each time I watch it. For pure fun I really enjoy The Way You Make Me Feel. I have to stop and watch the entire Thriller sequence from beginning to end. Love it. Think back to your own favorite of Michael's. There is something included for everyone in the collection of Vision. I really enjoyed watching Michael Jackson's Vision. It was such a treat to revisit those lasting videos from years back and watch others I had never seen before. Each of the short films have been restored and remastered for a full complete visual and audio experience. Actually I wish the quality were a little better. Some of the shorts seemed a little grainy in appearance. Thankfully is it not enough to deter from the visual effects or enjoyment of the music.

Michael Jackson's Vision is packaged as a deluxe 3 Disc boxed set. Look for Michael Jackson's Vision at your favorite video retailer or you can purchase at Amazon.



Michael may be gone, he will surely be missed, but the music and the Vision lives on!

Many thanks to Legacy for providing the review DVD.

Disclosure: I received gratis sample(s) for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.




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Big Fish Games - Giveaway (ends 1/16)


I am holding a special giveaway for my readers. I am hooked on Big Fish Games! I mean hooked literally! My game club membership has been active for almost two years. I have bought tons of games!

My favorite type of games are the Hidden Object and the Marble Popper games. Each day I get an email from Big Fish Games letting me know the new releases. They have spectacular collectors editions of games with lots of bonus features.

As a game club member I automatically pay for one game credit each month at a nice discount price. If I purchase six games in a month - I get a free game credit. The collectors editions count as 3 purchases. The games have been so good that some months I have filled up two rewards cards for two credits! I know - it is an obsession, but a lot of fun.

My favorite Hidden Object Game so far was Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate. I loved the way it played. I have finished it and started again dozens of times. It never gets old. My favorite Marble Popper game was Dragon Stone. This was real addicting to play. I play for hours.

You can try games at Big Fish Games for one hour for FREE! I like to do that on newer games to see if I like it enough to buy it. Over ONE Billion Games have been downloaded from Big Fish Games. They can't be all mine so I know there are some Big Fish Games Players out there! No matter which genre you like to play - Big Fish has lots of games to choose from.

***Giveaway Closed***

Here is your chance to win!
I am sharing game club credits from my own account to TWO lucky Winners!
 One winner will get a Game Club credit good for choice of any standard game. (Excluding Collector's Editions).
One winner gets a code good for Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove.
 Both Codes need to be redeemed by 1/31/2011.

Mandatory Entry (First entry)
--Tell me in a comment if you love Big Fish Games AND which genre of game you like to play.
--Include your email address (if not public in a profile) so I can contact you if you win.

Additional optional entries: Eligible after completing mandatory entry above: You can do any or all of the following for one entry each. Please leave a separate comment for each that you have done.

--Subscribe to my blog and verify the subscription. Current subscribers are eligible too.

--Follow my blog (see the right side bar to sign up) Already a follower, just leave a comment saying that you are a follower.

--Follow One 2 Try on Twitter. Current followers are eligible too, just leave a comment saying that you are a twitter follower.

--Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link to your tweet (Can tweet once daily).


--Like One 2 Try on Facebook.

Giveaway ends on January 16th, 2011 at 11:59 PM Pacific time. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner(s) will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted. Rules.

Giveaway product provided by myself from my membership with Big Fish Games.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post and in no way was generated from Big Fish Games. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.




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Navitas Naturals: Superfood Hemp Seeds - Review

I have been exploring healthier food options since the new year started. Something very different for me is Hemp Seeds.

Navitas Naturals introduced me to Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds and included a recipe for Hemp Hummus. Hemp has been around for thousands of years and it is used for textiles, papers and more. Now it is a superfood. The Hemp Seeds from Navitas Naturals come from premium growers in Central Canada.

Hemp seeds provide one of the highest amounts of protein from a plant source. These hemp seeds contain essential amino acids,omega-3's and omega-6's. The serving size of 1 1/2 tablespoons provides 5 grams of protein with only 80 calories.

I found them pretty tasty. I sprinkle the hemp seeds on salads for a nutty flavor. I like the lightness of the flavor. It tastes a lot like sunflower seeds! Because the flavor is lighter you can add the seeds into smoothies, toss in breakfast cereals, or mix in yogurts for added protein without overpowering the flavors. Use the hemp seeds in recipes like Hemp Hummus. That sounds delicious.

Navitas Naturals offers power foods for the modern lifestyle. Check out my previous review of Navitas Naturals. Superfoods that are nutritious, organic with minimal processing. You will find berries, seeds, nuts, grasses, powders plus more to fill your nutrition needs. Look for Navitas Naturals products in retailers nationwide. You can order direct from Navitas Naturals online.

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Disclosure: I received gratis sample(s) for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.



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Do you Groupon?


Here is a great way to find One 2 Try in your city at super savings prices. Groupon! It is pretty cool the way it works. It is Collective Buying. When you sign up for a free membership based on your city location, you will get an email detailing the deal of the day. Each deal is only good for a limited time. When enough people purchase the deal, the deal is activated and good for everyone! There are lots of cities available and you can search for other cities like Las Vegas if you happen to be traveling. I am signed up for the Orange County location and I can't wait to see the exciting deals. I recently purchased a bakery deal and a restaurant deal. I never would have tried the bakery before the Groupon deal. Over 1400 deals were sold for the bakery. That is a lot of cookies! Groupon may offer restaurants, beauty services, gym visits and much more. More and more businesses are jumping on the Groupon wagon too. They have even offered a Hot Air Ballon ride with lunch for $99 in the past. What a fun way to find new things to try! I am hooked on Groupon and I look forward to each days deal. Sign up today for fun savings in your city. There are many cities currently in Groupon, check for yours and join. It's free to sign up and you might find a deal you can't pass up. They are adding new locations all the time.



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Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. I am passing on information only. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.



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Bejool: Spectacular Jewelry - Giveaway (ends 1/15)

There soon will be a new place to shop for gorgeous jewelry. It is so new the official launch is just around the corner. Introducing Bejool.

Bejool will feature a daily offering of designer jewelry. The amazing designer styles are said to include gold, silver, gemstones, diamonds and much more - all available soon.

How it works: Each day only ONE beautiful piece of jewelry will be listed at an incredible price for 24 hours only! The quantities will be limited so order early to get the jewelry your heart desires.

Speaking of hearts, I received a stunning Tiffany Inspired Floating Heart necklace from Bejool. This necklace is so beautiful. I love the gorgeous shine of the sterling silver while the heart is a lovely eye catching size. I feel special when wearing this amazing heart necklace and I get the compliments on it too. Trust me it is stunning.
If this lovely piece is any indication of the fabulous goods Bejool will offer - I am surely going to be watching for more exciting jewelry.

***Giveaway Closed***
Here is your chance to win!
Bejool is providing to ONE lucky reader - your very own Tiffany Inspired Floating Heart Necklace.
Thanks Bejool!

Mandatory Entry (First entry)
--Visit Bejool to sign up for the Daily Deal Alert. By signing up you could also win one of Three beautiful jewelry pieces at Bejool. Leave a comment letting me know you subscribed.
--Include your email address (if not public in a profile) so I can contact you if you win.

Additional optional entries: Eligible after completing mandatory entry above: You can do any or all of the following for one entry each. Please leave a separate comment for each that you have done.

--Subscribe to my blog and verify the subscription. Current subscribers are eligible too.

--Follow my blog (see the right side bar to sign up) Already a follower, just leave a comment saying that you are a follower.

--Follow One 2 Try on Twitter. Current followers are eligible too, just leave a comment saying that you are a twitter follower.

--Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link to your tweet (Can tweet once daily).


--Like One 2 Try on Facebook.

Giveaway ends on January 15th, 2011 at 11:59 PM Pacific time. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted. Rules.

Many thanks to Bejool for providing the review sample and giveaway product.

Disclosure: I received gratis sample(s) for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.




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Domino's Pizza: Behind the Pizza - Giveaway (ends 1/16)



Did you ever wonder what goes on Behind the Pizza at Domino's? Now is your chance. Domino's Pizza has launched an exciting fun way to find out about your favorite pizza ingredients.

Behind the Pizza is an interactive experience where you have the chance to earn points by learning the truth about Domino's Pizza. The map starts you out with designations about all the ingredients. Visit each section to learn interesting facts about each ingredient. Every time you complete a section - you earn rewards points good for Domino's items. Once you are registered - you can earn up to 10 points per ingredient by following the steps. Play games, view photos, read trivia and descriptions. It is a wide variety of interactive snippets.

What rewards can you earn? By completing different levels you will receive points good for coupons to use on Domino's dot com. They must be used online.
Earn 1 point - get a coupon for free Cinna Stix.
Earn 50 points - get a coupon for free Chocolate Lava Crunch cakes.
Earn 100 points - get a coupon for a free large pizza with the purchase of a large pizza.
There is a bonus game too.
Keep earning points to increase your rewards. You can only use one reward so if you choose the Cinna Stix, you are not eligible for further rewards. I say keep going until the end. Read the Terms and Conditions for more information.

Behind the Pizza is fun and the game is pretty cute. I found it very interesting and it sure made me hungry! Domino's wants you to know what goes on Behind the Pizza.

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***Giveaway Closed***

Have a craving for Domino's Pizza?
Here is your chance to win.
Domino's is providing to ONE lucky reader - A $20 Domino's Gift Card!
Thanks Domino's!

Mandatory Entry (First entry)
--Tell me in a comment how you make your pizza at Domino's.
--Include your email address (if not public in a profile) so I can contact you if you win.

Additional optional entries: Eligible after completing mandatory entry above: You can do any or all of the following for one entry each. Please leave a separate comment for each that you have done.

--FOR 3 ENTRIES - Play and register at Domino's Behind the Pizza. Leave THREE separate comments letting me know you registered.

--Subscribe to my blog and verify the subscription. Current subscribers are eligible too.

--Follow my blog (see the right side bar to sign up) Already a follower, just leave a comment saying that you are a follower.

--Follow Domino's on Twitter

--Follow One 2 Try on Twitter. Current followers are eligible too, just leave a comment saying that you are a twitter follower.

--Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link to your tweet (Can tweet once daily).


--Like Domino's on Facebook

--Like One 2 Try on Facebook.

Giveaway ends on January 21st, 2011 at 11:59 PM Pacific time. Due to blog technical difficulties the ending date has been changed to January 16th. Sorry for the inconvenience. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted. Rules.

Many thanks to Domino's for providing the giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.




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