Apr 302012

Welcome to May Buffet coordinated by ShePromotes!


This event will take place from May 1st at 12:01am EST through May 15th at 11:59pm EST.

It’s May! And for many of us that means the start of grilling and cookout season. Good food is great all year round, but there is just something about the warm weather that says bring on the steaks! I am sure you like to check out recipes shared by your favorite bloggers, so we thought we’d share some yummy prizes with you! Each blog listed below on the linky has a prize valued at $25+ for each winner – ALL FOOD RELATED! This means goodies to eat and items to help you fix, mix, cook, and serve delicious dishes. So let the May Buffet begin!

Here at Mia’s Musings, we are giving away a $25 gift card to Amazon! We know you will find the perfect food related item to buy at Amazon!

Disclaimer: Please note that Mia’s Musings, “May Buffet Giveaway Event” or the “May Buffet” bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. We will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.

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Apr 302012

It used to be that every morning when I walked into the kitchen, I would be met with a counter full of empty Coke Zero cans. I love my Zeros and I drink a lot of them. I am also bad about putting the cans on the counter. Yes, I could walk the extra 10 feet to open the door to the laundry room where my can crusher is mounted to the wall, but many times I am in too much pain to walk any farther so I just set them down on the counter or in the sink. I then end up having to carry them a few at a time (on a good day pain-wise) to crush them. Lucky for me, I was chosen to review the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler.


The Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler fits discreetly behind my cabinet door. It also holds a LOT of cans. By a lot, I mean about 36 of those suckers. It has 2 ways of attaching to your cabinet door. It either hooks over the top or you can get a couple of screws to attach it to the door. I ended up having to screw mine to the door because it would not work hanging over the door due the the style of my cabinet doors. As you can see by the picture, you can use it for just about anything recyclable. I love the fact that once I fill the bag, I can grab the handle and take the entire bag to the laundry room to crush the cans. No more making 10 trips. No more cluttered counters. I LOVE IT! The bag can even be removed and washed. How awesome is that?? In my opinion, that is very awesome!

From Rubbermaid:

“We are very excited to introduce the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler that gets recyclables off the counter and hidden out of sight. The features of the product include:

  • Easy attachment to a cabinet door with hooks included with the product or screws
  • A convenient handle allows the bag to easily be transported to wherever your recycling is stored for pickup or transport
  • A 5 gallon bag that holds up to 36 12-ounce cans and can fit a milk jug
  • The bag has a leak-proof liner and is machine washable to make it easy to clean after any unexpected spills
  • The bag is soft-sided allowing for flexibility inside any cabinet
  • The bag and all packaging is made from recyclable material, and the product is recyclable”

Now for the really fun part, Rubbermaid is giving one lucky reader their very own Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler. All you need to do is enter using the Rafflecopter form below. To show your appreciation to Rubbermaid for sponsoring this great giveaway be sure to:

I received a free Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler from Rubbermaid in order to facilitate the review below and Rubbermaid is sponsoring a giveaway for one of my readers to win one.  No other compensation was provided and all opinions are my own.

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Free Event Sign-up: Louis Vuitton Giveaway

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Apr 302012

Sign up now for this awesome FREE event!! Madame Deals is hosting this huge giveaway for a Louis Vuitton purse. You can read more information and sign up here: http://wp.me/P1WZPw-oZs. I have not seen any Louis Vuitton giveaways-so this is sure to be a huge event and should bring tons of traffic to your blog.

The giveaway will run from May 12 – June 12. Be sure to get on over to Madame Deals to sign up now.

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Apr 292012

mothers day gift ideas

Everyone loves their mom and always wants to find the best gift to make her feel loved and appreciated. These are the gifts I have found and would love to share with you. After you enter my giveaway head over to Makobi Scribe to see her Mother’s Day gift ideas worth over $3000. Then stop by Sason & Pobi to enter the grand prize drawing of a Toshiba 32SLV411U – 32″ class 720p 60Hz TV/DVD Combo!

Here at Mia’s Musings, we know that many mom’s LOVE jewelry!! That is why we have decided to give away to one lucky winner, 5 items of Paparazzi Jewelry (ARV $25) from my website, Baubles & Bling by Lori. I am an independent consultant for Paparazzi Jewelry where everything is priced at $5 or less!! Beautiful fashion jewelry is hard to get at an affordable price but Paparazzi is a sure fit for just about every budget. Be sure to check out my store and if you feel like it, leave a comment on this post telling me which item is your favorite. Keep in mind that with the ever changing inventory, if you see something today that it may be gone tomorrow.

This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, ages 18 and older. Makobi Scribe Reviews, LLC or the Mother’s Day Gift Event Bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.

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Apr 152012

Welcome to the Avoiding April Showers Giveaway Event. This event is hosted by Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink, My Mommy’s World, Taking Time For Mommy and And The Little Ones Too. This event features giveaways with a value of $25 or more at each of the participating blogs! Be sure to visit each blog from the linky below and enter for your chance to win! This event will close on April 30th at 11:59 pm EST. Good Luck! Continue reading »

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Mar 292012
Welcome to the
March Into April Giveaway Hop
hosted by Planet Weidknecht and
All the bloggers participating in this hop are giving away prizes
worth at least $20 on their blogs. After you enter my giveaway,
be sure to hop around to all the blogs on the list below
to enter more awesome giveaways!
Here at Mia’s Musings, we are giving away 4 Paparazzi Jewelry items. Paparazzi Jewelry is amazingly priced at only $5 each. Can you imagine getting your bling on for only $5? Here are a few samples of what Paparazzi offers at this amazing price.
pa blue necklacepa turquoise brown braceletpa pink earrings pa pearl center ring
Photos are not of the actual prize. Prizes will be chosen from available inventory upon choosing the winner.
Visit Baubles & Bling by Lori (Independent Consultant #4518) to learn more about Paparazzi Accessories.

Mar 182012


Welcome to the March Moola Madness Giveaway hosted by The WiC Project. Here at Mia’s Musings, we are giving away a $50 gift card of the winner’s choice!! Be sure to enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Also be sure to visit The WiC Project for your chance to win the $300 Amazon Gift Card Grand Prize! Want to earn bonus entries towards the grand prize? Make sure you visit and enter all of the giveaways in the hop!

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Mar 122012

Is today your lucky day? Find out and hop around to all these blogs hosting sweepstakes you can win hosted by Sason and Pobi. Here at Mia’s Musings, we are giving away a $25 gift card to Amazon! Be sure to visit all of the blogs in the linky to be able to enter for the prizes being offered by all of the participating blogs. Enter our giveaway by using the Rafflecopter form below!

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Mar 072012

We love to eat salsa at our house. Therefore, I was excited to be able to try Mrs. Renfro’s salsa. I like my salsa mild and somewhat sweet but my husband likes it on the HOT side. I was able to choose the flavors I wanted to review. I chose habanero, tequila, peach and pineapple for my review.

habanerosalsa_lg_mediumSalsa does not last in the pantry very long around here. This is especially true if it is on the HOT side. The habanero lasted maybe 30 minutes. We always have chips on hand so the habanero made a quick, tasty snack. He informed me that it was definitely hot and that I would not be able to eat it. He has been begging me to get some more for him. The other 3 jars were used in some of my favorite recipes. The labels also had recipe suggestions.

For the pineapple salsa, I cooked it with a boneless pork loin. I sliced the pork into strips and cooked it with a little olive oil in my electric skillet along with a sliced onion and some bell pepper. I added the salsa along with salt and pepper to taste. I served it over rice.

I used the tequila salsa in another dish with the same ingredients substituting chicken for the pork. I served it with flour tortillas in place of the rice.

The peach salsa was used for beef enchiladas. I browned 1 lb ground chuck and added 2 large onions (sliced). I cooked it until the onions were soft, then added the salsa. After simmering for 10 minutes over low heat, I scooped the mixture into corn tortillas, rolled them up and placed them in a baking pan. I covered the enchiladas with sauce and cheese then baked them in the oven until the cheese was melted.

All of the dishes were absolutely delicious. I highly recommend Mrs. Renfro’s salsa for your next meal or snack. Mrs. Renfro’s salsas are:

  • Gluten-free & fat-free
  • Made only with natural ingredients
  • Time and money savers
  • Easy to use – a simple & tasty recipe is right on the label
  • Readily available – found in leading grocers in the US, Canada, Caribbean and the UK
  • Easy on the pocketbook – a 16-oz jar retails for about $3.69
  • Flavorful – flavors include Peach, Black Bean, Raspberry Chipotle, Mango Habanero, Pomegranate, Garlic, Roasted, and award-winning Pineapple and Ghost Pepper, among others.

You can purchase Mrs. Renfro’s at leading grocers or online at Mrs. Renfro’s website. You can also enter to win by submitting your entry via the Rafflecopter form below.

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Mar 052012

Looking for educational toys that allow your child to explore, create and experiment? Look no farther-Smartlab Toys has toys that fit the bill. I was given the opportunity to review the You-Build-It RoboXplorer.

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Kids build their very own multiterrain robotic vehicle, complete with six S-shaped legs designed to conquer some of the toughest terrains, such as sand, rocks, and grass. Test its limits by towing toy cars, climbing a stack of books, or negotiating a wall—RoboXplorer will stop at almost nothing!

021Caden and I had so much fun putting this together. We laid out all of the pieces and I had him look at the instructions and tell me how to put it together. He loves being hands-on when we are building things.After we got it assembled, we took it outside for some night time experimenting. I loved the idea that it had lights, especially since it was dark. Our cats chased it around thinking it was their toy.

This is definitely a fun toy. I would recommend it as a great project to work on with your child. You can purchase the RoboXplorer, as well as any of the other great products from Smartlab Toys directly from the Smartlab Toys website and save 25% by using savings code: BLOGDEAL0412 (expires 4/30/12). You can also enter to win your very own RoboXplorer by entering in the Rafflecopter form below. SmartLab Toys also has free downloadable activities for kids! Check them out at http://www.smartlabtoys.com/free-zone.html.

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