Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tutu Hair Bow Holder Review and Giveaway

Tutu Hair Bow Holder By BrileysBows

I have two beautiful daughters will very long hair, so hair accessories are a plenty! Hairbows can be found anywhere and everywhere in my house, and there's no shortage of them either.  For this reason, a sought out a solution to at least organize some of their collection. 

I had seen some hair bows holders in the past but never came across the ever so cute "tutu" bow holders! BrileyBows makes the cutest tutu bow holders ever!  

This large hair bow tutu holder is only $25.00!  It is definitely a great price for this adorable item! 

Here's a little bit of information about this Etsy Seller:
" I am a stay at home mom to 2 beautiful children. They keep me super busy but I love to stay organized and craft. When my little girls hair accessories started to take over, it was time to come up with a cute solution. So here I am...hooked on coming up with super cute new tutu bow holders. "

They are light weight, so they aren't super heavy on your wall.  They can be used "as-is" for decoration or used to hang your hairbows.  

Nicole takes custom-orders too, so if you need a specific color pattern, want to match the style/design of your daughter's room, she will work with you! 

Here is the one I received for the purpose of the review. 

The package came beautifully wrapped with a special card and an adorable white daisy hair accessory.  You can tell that Nicole truly makes her tutus and packages them "with love" .  :) 

Tutus come in two different sizes, small and large.  The small measures approximately 18'' to 20" in length and the large approximately 24" long.

She also makes headband holders, letter ribbon bow holders, etc.

Use the Tutu as a Decoration

or use it to store your cute hair bows!

One Winner will get one large tutu bow 
holder of their choice.
Ends: 10/14/2012 at 11:59 PM EST

Keurig Vue V700 Giveaway Announcement Starting 10/08

No Frill Review is participating in this Free Blogger Event hosted by Mom Powered Media.  Bloggers may sign up for FREE or pay $3.00 without announcement post. 

Giveaway Participants:  Put this one on your calendars so that you don't forget to enter via "No Frill Reviews" blog!  The event dates starts on 10-08-2012!  

The American Family Keurig Event is hosted by Mom Powered Media.

Prize: Keurig V700 Vue Brewer
The event dates: 10/8 - 10/29
Free Event ~ Sign-Up Here – Bloggers Wanted American Family Event

Barbie Dream Townhouse Giveaway Starting 10/15

No Frill Reviews is participating in this Free "Barbie Dream Townhouse" event starting on 10/15 and ending 10/30.  Bloggers may participate for FREE or pay $3.00 without giveaway announcement. 

Giveaway Participants, put this one on your calendars! Christmas is coming up and this would make a little girl very happy ! :) 

The Barbie Dream Townhouse Event is hosted by Mom to Bed by 8.

Prize: Barbie Dream Townhouse
The event dates: 10/15 - 10/30
Free Event ~ Sign-Up Here – Bloggers Wanted Barbie Dream Townhouse Event

Sunday, September 23, 2012

La Jolie Fille Boutique - Pink Sign Bracelet & Earring Set Giveaway

As promised, here is the biweekly giveaway for "La Jolie Fille Boutique" featuring the "Bright Pink Peace Sign Bracelet and Earrings".

This set can be sized for any child over 6 to Adult Size. 

If you wish to purchase this set , it is only $6.50 for the bracelet and $2.50 for the earrings. Shipping is a Flat Rate of $3.00, no matter the amount purchased!

Bracelet:  Elasticized Cording, Peace Sign Beads, Silver Colored Metal Spacers, and Swarovski Crystals.   

Earrings:  Peace Sign Beads, Silver Colored Metal Findings and Spacers, Pink Glass Beads.


List of Current Giveaways

One Winner will receive the below (over $100 worth of products!):
- Two Books (HT and ABS), autographed by Michelle Berger,  60-day supply of HT Pills with Dispenser, and One Long Sleeved Shirt of Your Choice. 
Ends: 09-24-2012 at 11:59pm EST

Win One myBOOKmark of Your Choice
Sponsored by "myBOOKmark".
Ends : 10-02-2012 at 11:59 PM EST

$20.00 Etsy Store Credit to Ambrosia Candies!
USA only
Sponsored by "Ambrosia Candies"
Ends: 10-07-2012 at 11:59 pm. EST

USA Only

Ends: October 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST

Canada & USA
Ends: 10-13-2012

USA and Canada
Ends: 10-07-2012 at 11:59 pm. EST 


AFA Futon Giveaway ends October 3rd at 11:59pm EST

Welcome to the AtoZ Stores AFA Mali Futon Giveaway
Sponsored by AtoZ Stores  Hosted By 3 Princes and a Princess 2

Win a Brand New AFA Mali Series Futon!

This American Furniture Alliance (AFA) Mali Futon is constructed with six - position wings on the frame allowing converting from a sofa or a multi-position lounger. This is a great piece of modern furniture that is stylish and saves space. 

This futon is great for any living room, bedroom, basement, den, ...anywhere you see fit! 

The Mali Futon is available in variety of different colors and style options suitable for any decor with comfy cushion pillows. Winner will be given the option to choose any Color in the Mali Sofa/Cushion Solid Series Pewter Frame Futons  - additional styles and colors can be found here

AFA Mali Futon Features:
  • Mali Flex Futon Frame
  • 6" Futon Matress
  • 2 Bolsters; 1 Back Support Pillow
  • Height: 29"
  • Width: 31"
  • Depth: 61"
  • Weight: 73lbs
This AFA Mali Futon is brought to you by AtoZ Stores where you can find everything for the home from A to Z! AtoZ Stores is a product specific website to help speed your search while offering unbeatable pricing, easy navigation and secure purchasing.

Two lucky readers will each win a AFA Mali Futon in any style or color in the Mali Sofa/Cushion Solid Series Pewter Frame Futons. ~ A $419 value~ Giveaway ends October 3rd at 11:59pm EST, open to continental US residents 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!!

 I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. NO FRILL REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Upcoming AFA Futon Giveaway!

AFA Mali Futon Giveaway - Win an AFA Mali Futon with AtoZStores!

Great Giveaway starting on September 24, 2012 !  2 Lucky Winners!  Enter for a Chance to win a AFA Mali Futon, valued at $419.99!   This giveaway is  hosted by

Bloggers, you may signup here (free sign-up): SIGN UP EVENT

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ambrosia Candies Pumpkin Truffle Review and Giveaway

 Fall is almost here, leaves are starting to turn colors, the temperature is dropping, and I'm getting super excited about Pumpkin Desserts and Candies! 

Let me introduce to you a wonderful Etsy Shop, Melissa owner/confectioner of Ambrosia Candies . She makes "made to order" hand crafted confections in a fully licensed kitchen.

She was gracious enough to send me some of her "Pumpkin Juice Cake Truffles" to sample for this Review and Giveaway!

Let me tell you , they were DELICIOUS! My oldest daughter loves anything pumpkin and these definitely tickled her tastebuds, take a look for yourself (see photos below and VIDEO!), she is smiling from ear to ear.

Melissa packaged her truffles very carefully. They came in a food-safe labelled bag, and it was protected in a box with recycled shredded newspaper, which is so smart and caring for the earth! Why use wasteful packaging when you can simply recycle your newspaper by repurposing it as packaging material.  It's also serves as a mild insulator to help keep things either cold or hot.

A little bit of information about Melissa:

For many years as a child I watched in wonder as my grandmother poured hot bubbly candy and worked her magic. Every batch intrigued me. The smell entranced me...I had to know, had to learn her trade. Ambrosia Candies was formed to give people something wholesome and good that goes back to the basics...the natural and homemade. Every piece is personally hand pulled, hand cut, hand crafted and each piece is created as though it were meant for the Makers lips.  Everything that comes from my hands is unique in its taste, texture or appearance. My business is run on Quality not quantity. Each item is produced in small batches and made to order to ensure the freshest products possible.

My mission is to create a memorable experience with you and keep you as a captivated, charmed and fulfilled frequenter of my company. I say these things with dignity, knowing that I am giving you a gourmet taste...with my homemade touch.
Look how beautiful they look!  They smelled and tasted even better!

The inside of the truffle was a silky smooth filling, it just melted into our mouths!

My daughters trying them out for the first time!

My oldest daughter's reaction to her first bite, she fell in love! 
Glad it was to a truffle and not a boy! :)

A very happy girl after craving pumpkin cookies for months! 
She said these were better then chocolate!

AND just in case you don't believe my pictures as too how incredibly happy she was about eating
these delicious pumpkin truffles, here's a little video of her eating her
very last bite of her pumpkin truffle.

$20.00 Etsy Store Credit to Ambrosia Candies
ENDS:  10-07-2012 at 11:59 pm EST
**NO FRILL REVIEWS is not responsible for prize shipment**

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Getting Overwhelmed by School Paperwork Yet?

Is your kitchen area getting cluttered with unwanted school paperwork, having a hard time keeping up with important dates?  Here's an awesome product that will solve your clutter and help you keep track of events... drum roll please.... the  "Homework Caddy"

Hang It! File It! Organize It!
- Magnetic Dry Erase, Message Board and Calendar
- 1 Dry Erase Marker
- 1 Large Center Display Window Suitable for lunch menu or schedule display
- 2 clean plastic supply pockets, perfect for pencils, erasers, rules , glue sticks, etc
- 4 Legal Sized File Pockets with insertable labels for homework, papers, library books, forms, etc.
- The Homework Caddy is made of durable material and includes 2 come off clean wall hooks (no nails needed)
- 2 Bottom Velcro Straps for poster board storage
- Designed to fit a standard door frame. Measures 28" w x 36" h.   Place it on a wall or behind a door.
- Choose one from four different styles.

I received the Homework Caddy a couple of weeks ago for review but I wanted to use it for a couple of weeks to get a sense of all of it's benefits.  I'm happy to report that it is a winner!  :-)    For only $25.99 , you will save yourself tons of headaches, just that benefit alone is worth the money!  Seriously though, this product ROCKS!

I have two daughters in school, my youngest is in 1st grade and my oldest in 3rd.  The amount of paperwork that we get from their school is ridiculous! Last year, my refrigerator door, my counters and microwave top were cluttered with paperwork and often times, it would get buried and what was important enough to keep more often then not also got forgotten!  The motto out of sight out of mind definitely applied! My daughters would get so frustrated at me for forgetting things.  

So this year, I anticipated this clutter problem and did a search on the internet for a solution...and this is how I came across "The Homework Caddy".  

Bless the founder, a mother of three children for creating this awesome product! She really gave it a lot of thought, I don't think there's anything that I could recommend adding or doing different on her homework caddy so far.  It was a tad bigger then what I had envision but it definitely fixes all of my problems, it keep things ORGANIZES!   My husband's comment was "It still looks like clutter to me" and my response was "But it's ORGANIZED clutter and it's OFF of my counters!". 

I actually hung our homework caddy on our kitchen door leading to the garage.  My daughters hang their backpacks in the garage , so everything is close together and easy access.  My personal opinion is to hang it in a centralize area where it is easy access for you and your children.  For me, I wouldn't benefit from it if it was placed in their bedrooms, I would forget all about it and never use it.  

Look at our Homework Caddy on our garage door (images below)! 

How we use ours so far:
  • Teacher provided us with a magnetic bobby pin clip that has important contact information, it's stays neatly on the magnetic white writing board area.
  • Important Dates written on the calendar.
  • Additional important notes written on the left side .
  • School bus information cards fit nicely in the supply pockets!
  • Pencils and Glue Stick.
  • The left side pockets are used for my youngest daughter.
  • The right side pockets are used for my oldest daughter (each folder stores my daughters library books that they read 15 minutes each night, and their weekly homework folder).
  • The center clear pockets holds their lunch menu.

Also, one tip:  Follow the instructions for the hooks and DO wait a FULL hour before hanging your "Homework Caddy" on the hooks.  I was impatient and my hooks got unglued so I had to go buy some new ones...completely my fault! 

Overall , this is an awesome product and I highly recommend it !  



Unique BOOKmarks by Olena

Talk about making reading extra fun!  Olena creates beautiful handmade BOOKmarks that will surely please any reader, big or small! When you are looking for something extra special and unique to give as a gift to a reader, look no further, you have JUST found it right here!

The package that I received from Olena, Etsy Seller "myBOOKmark", was carefully and beautifully packaged. I love it when a seller goes an extra mile to package their item, it shows that they truly care about the product, service, and customer. Packaging doesn't have to be extra fancy, it just needs a little "love".

The bookmark I received was a surprise, I didn't want to know what I was getting, it always makes it a bit more fun that way.  I received the "Wicked Witch" myBOOKmark, inspired by Wizard of Oz.  What Olena didn't know is that "Wizard of Oz" is my favorite childhood movie, so she hit a special spot in my heart. This bookmark is fun and whimsical, and I love it !

The bookmark is so much fun! I absolutely love it.  It would make a great gift for anyone and for any occasion.  Just make sure you buy two, one for yourself and one for the gift recipient, you'll want one after you see one of these and you may not want to gift it if you only get one! 

The bookmarks are made of "Polymer Clay, Acrylic Paint, Varnish, and Thick Cardboard.   The bookmarks are also packaged in individual gift boxes, ready for gift giving!

You can purchase most of her bookmarks for only $25.00 !  Click myBOOKmark to visit her Etsy Store. 

One lucky winner will get to choose one (1) bookmark from myBOOKmark , value up to $25.00!
Worldwide, Age 18+
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Harry Potter Giveaway - Hosted by Mom Powered Media

Mommy Bear Media is all about good, clean movies for kids and families! They carefully examine all movies and TV shows and only sell the best family-friendly movies. They also specialize in Christian movies and the best new movies on DVD and Blu-ray. Mommy Bear Media has partnered with Mom Powered Media to bring one super lucky reader the complete 8 Film Harry Potter Collection on Bluray! This amazing 8 disk set includes:
  • Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
  • Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secret
  • Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
  • Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
  • Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
You can purchase the Complete Harry Potter Set on Bluray from Mommy Bear Media for 99.99. And you can win one right here! Mommy Bear Media has offered one super lucky reader their own set! Please make sure you read the Giveaway Rules before you enter! This giveaway is brought to you by Mommy Bear Media and Mom Powered Media. NO FRILL REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Discounts...and Giveaways!

Enjoy 10 Free Cards    
Coupon Code: 10FREECARDS

*Offer valid for one-time redemption per billing address and valid for 10 free 4x8 Flat Stationery Cards OR 10 free 5x7 Folded Greeting Cards OR 10 free 5x7 Flat Stationery Cards OR 10 free 5x5 Flat Stationery Cards only. Customers must choose only one of the four offers. Offer valid for shipped orders only. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. Offer ends September 18, 2012 (11:59 P.M. PST). For more details, please click here.


PureWow - Win 1 of 2  $1,000 Shopping Sprees!!

Carole wants you to join PureWow - for Free!  PureWow is the free daily lifestyle 
email for fabulous women of style & substance, featuring the very 
best in culture, fashion, design, travel, tech & more.

Sign up now and you'll be entered to win one of two 
$1000 shopping sprees!


Zagg - $25K Giveaway to One Public US K-12 School

What an Awesome Giveaway Opportunity for one of your favorite local schools in your community!! Share this letter with your teachers so that they may participate! Just print it and provide to your teacher(s)!


Dear Educators, Administrators, Parents, and Students,

ZAGG Inc is excited to announce a giveaway for a $25,000 tech endowment to go to one public U.S. k-12 school. The giveaway begins September 10, 2012 and ends November 12th, 2012. ZAGG will announce the winners on November 14th.

To participate in the giveaway, just visit and enter the information for your public k-12 school. You can submit an entry each day. In addition, you will be entering your own name for a chance to win an Apple iMac computer. Please vote every day so you can improve the chances of winning for both you and your school.

Please visit for giveaway rules and details.

On behalf of ZAGG, we would like to thank you for your hard work and efforts to improve the lives and futures of young people around the country.

Thank you, and good luck!

All the best,

The ZAGG Team


List of Our Current Giveaways

Here's a current list of our Giveaways either hosted by "No Frill Reviews Giveaways" or by other blogs that "No Frill Reviews and Giveaways" is participating into.

When visiting "No Frill Reviews" blog, you will always land on our "Home" page showing our newest posts.  A "Current Giveaway" page as been created and added so that you may see ALL of them at one time.

Whenever you wish to see ALL of our Current Giveaways, just click on the "Current Giveaways" tab above, it's that easy!

Please take note that "NO FRILL REVIEWS" is not responsible for the shipment of the prizes. All prizes are shipped from Sponsors (unless specified otherwise in the giveaway) and may take up to 6 weeks to receive.

$25.00 Etsy Store Credit to Doll Clothes by Trudy (Free Shipping)   
US only
Sponsored by:  Doll Clothes by Trudy 
End: 09-16-2012 at 11:59 pm EST

Sponsored by "La Jolie Fille Boutique"
Ends: 09-23-2012 at 11:59 PM EST

One Winner will receive:
- Two Books (HT and ABS), autographed by Michelle Berger,  60-day supply of HT Pills with Dispenser, and One Long Sleeved Shirt of Your Choice. 
Ends: 09-24-2012 at 11:59pm EST

Grand Prize - Tiny Love Nature Gymini & Mobile 
Second Prize - The Cosmic Cruiser or The Dream Machine - Winner's Choice by Build A Dream Play House
Ends: September 20, 2012

Hosted by Giveaway Promote.
Sponsored by Mommy Bear Media.

Enter to win a $100 Mommy Bear Media Gift Certificate.

Open in the United States.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on September 23rd, 2012.