30 Days of Truth – Day 8

Day 8 - Someone who has made your life hell or treated you like shit. My Dad is actually my step-Dad though he adopted me when I was 13. He has been there for me since I was a toddler though. He and my Mom separated and then divorced shortly after the adoption. A few years later, my Dad met the witch. She was awful and they eventually married. She is the same age as my older brother, but tried to come into our family like she was in charge. Don't get me wrong, she helped me out a few times over the years, but largely she was evil. She is vindictive and just plain mean. I think we would have had a different relationship had she approached me as a friend rather than a parent. She constantly caused issues within the family and I went a few years without talking to my Dad because of her. Thankfully, they finally divorced a few years ago and my Dad is much happier. Is there anybody in your life that has treated you like crap? 30 Days of Truth – Day 1 Something You  Hate … [Read more...]

Accepting Submissions for the 2014 Rowell Reviews Gift Guide!

Rowell Reviews is currently accepting submissions of this year's hottest gifts for the Rowell Reviews 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Each item will be showcased to my current readership via blog posts and amplified via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. The categories this year are: For Him, For Her, For the Kids, For Pets, and Stocking Stuffers. Edible items are welcomed in each category! The gift guide will begin November 1st and continue throughout December. Last minute shoppers need ideas too! To participate in the gift guide, Rowell Reviews requires: Submissions must have a minimum value of $50, be full sized, and non-returnable. Combinations of items to meet the minimum is allowed. To sponsor a giveaway, an additional $25 minimum of product/gift certificate must be offered as a prize to at least one winner. Prize fulfillment is to be handled by the sponsor in a timely fashion. In lieu of product, a $50 fee is assessed for inclusion. By participating in the … [Read more...]

Enter to Win a Nexus Tablet – Giveaway Ends 9/19


  Welcome to the Nexus of Entertainment Sweepstakes Organized by Budget Earth Co-Hosted by Water Runs Uphill | Swanky Point of View | Mom of 4 Boys | Mommy Makes Time Tech News Philippines| Memoirs of a Clueless Woman | Finger Click Saver | The Tween & Me Barbara Beat's| Do It Yourself Fun Ideas | Positive Kismet   Are you a fan of Budget Earth? We are! For years, they have been giving their readers not just amazing giveaways, but recipes, health articles, and some of the most detailed product reviews. They are proud to be a blog that you can trust, and to celebrate their reaching over 32,000 Facebook fans and nearly 20,000 Twitter follows, they want to give something back to their readers. As a thank you, they are giving away a brand new Nexus 7 tablet! Since Susan from Budget Earth is paying for this tablet itself, it will be shipped as soon as there is a verified winner, meaning you might be starting fall sitting back and enjoying a pumpkin latté at the … [Read more...]

Family Finest Make & Bake Pizza – Review


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. Unless there are some fantastic deals, it can be expensive for Richard, Jake and I to order pizza. This is largely because of me. whispers: I don't like pepperoni. I know, I'm strange, but I just don't like pepperoni or spicy sausage. I can handle regular sausage, but I have what my family calls "sissy lips" so anything mildly spicy and I don't care for it. I love hamburger, chicken, bacon, Canadian bacon, just no spicy stuff. That's what makes make and bake pizza such as Family Finest perfect. Richard recently picked up the Pepperoni variety which is ok because I can leave it off my portion and double up on theirs. The kit he chose came with everything you need to make four personal sized pizzas. Four round crusts, a sauce packet for each, as well as plenty of … [Read more...]

Shelley Says – Spot It! Fire & Ice


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. Spot it! Fire & Ice is a fast paced game that gets the brain going with cognitive speed and visual perception skills. Joshua wasn't really "into" it (he's 12) but Ashley and Jesse had fun with it. There are three different ways to play. The object is to match any like object. For example; a fire engine on one card turned over and flames on another card turned over. Whomever spots it first hits the timer and calls out what they spotted. There are over fifty images and there is always a match between any two cards! Once there are no more cards left in the game, the person with the most cards wins. Super easy to understand and play, yet they're using tons of important skills. Great for family game night. It can be difficult to find just the right game for all … [Read more...]