Monday, September 24, 2012

The Walking Dead~Free Blogger Opportunity!!

I am participating in the FREE Walking Dead First & Second Season BluRay giveaway event hosted by Real Mom Reviews. One super lucky reader will win the complete first and second season of The Walking Dead on BluRay!  
Cost: Free with announcement post or 3.00 with out.  
Prize: The Walking Dead: The Complete First & Second Season  
Giveaway Open to: US and Canada. The event dates: October 3rd- October 27th
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Book Review~Killer Dreams by Iris Johansen

I just finished reading Killer Dreams by Iris Johansen.  Here is the synopsis of the book and my review will follow.

If you close your eyes, he’ll get you. Sophie Dunston knows all too well how dreams can kill. As one of the nation’s top sleep therapists, she specializes in the life-threatening night terrors that her ten-year-old son, Michael, suffers from. But she is also an expert in another kind of terror–the kind that can turn a dream life into a living nightmare in the blink of an eye.

Someone is watching. He’s a shadowy figure from out of her darkest fears and he hasn’t forgotten her. In one shocking moment of violence, he’d shattered Sophie’s world forever and left her with only one thing to live for: her son. But the nightmare isn’t over for Sophie Dunston. It’s just begun. He’s been waiting. Sophie was supposed to die the first time around, but fate intervened. This time he’ll make sure that not even a miracle will save her.

It wasn’t a miracle that saved Jock Gavin, but it was pretty close. A semiretired hit man, commando, and jack-of-all-deadly-trades, he knows what Sophie is up against–and that she’ll need help. But the man he’s chosen for the job is as unpredictable as he is dangerous. Matt Royd is a wild card–hard, cool, merciless–and putting him into play changes the game completely. But to whose advantage?

Sophie will soon find out. She will have to trust Royd because she has no choices left. Because the bogeyman haunting her dreams is all too real and he’s on the hunt again. Because the nightmare he’s got planned for Sophie won’t end when she wakes up screaming. It won’t end. Ever.

My review:
The start of this book is like a lot of other books, happy family out having a good time together and living a good life.  Then bam! you are sucked in by a really unexpected twist within the first couple of pages.  I won't ruin it for others but that one part kept me from putting the book down because I had to know what happened. 

The book is fast paced and keeps you wanting more.  I really liked the author's writing style and she did a great job building the characters and relating them to the readers.  With this book you will get action, suspense, and some romance.  It was an overall good book that I recommend.  I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

~GIVEAWAY~Dog Geekz West Paw Designs prize pack~ends 10/13/12

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Dog Geekz and Real Mom Reviews have partnered together to surprise one lucky reader with an amazing West Paw Designs prize pack containing an eco friendly nap mat and three dog toys!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

~Giveaway~Emerson Creek Pottery Ends 10/3

Emerson Creek Pottery is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Their exact location is in Bedford, VA, which is close to Lynchburg. I love that Emerson Creek is located in my home state! Here are a couple of neat little facts about Emerson Creek Pottery. One of the very first patterns was the field of iris! Emerson Creek launched three new product lines in 2012, which is the copper clay, american blue, and blue crab. 
Each one of their pieces are handmade, hand painted and fired in a gas kiln. Emerson Creek Pottery currently has 13 different lines of their ceramic pottery. Pottery collections include bakeware, lamps, kitchen ware, dinnerware, clocks, and bathroom accessories.  All of their pieces are dishwasher and microwave safe, lead free, and ovenproof. 

I was extremely excited when I received my 8oz sugar jar for review! The pattern I chose was blueberry. The jar was absolutely beautiful! This will be a mandatory piece in my kitchen from now on. 


Emerson Creek Pottery does a great job mentioning on the products they are handcrafted. On the bottom of the product you will see when they made it! I thought that was so neat. 

Emerson Creek Pottery is letting me hold a giveaway, so you will have a chance to win your own 8oz sugar jar in your choice of pattern! This giveaway will end on October 3! Good luck to everyone! Only open for US!

I have looked through the Emerson Creek Pottery website and love their designs!  I will be looking to get some of their pottery for my house.

Disclosure: I received this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. You opinion may vary from mine. Everyday with Karenshell is not responsible for prize shipment. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Review: Barbie The Princess and The Popstar

The new Barbie movie, The Princess and the Popstar, came out this past Tuesday.  My daughter loves all the Barbie movies so of course this was on our list to get.  She had some birthday money and chose to get this movie.  Needless to say she has seen it about 8 times now since we got it yesterday!

This is the synopsis from the back of the movie:

In this sparkling musical adventure, Barbie stars as Tori, the kind-hearted princess of Meribella who would rather sing and dance than perform her royal duties. When her favorite pop star Keira visits the kingdom, the girls discover they have much in common, including a magical secret that lets them look like one another. At first, swapping places seems like a great idea, until each girl realizes that the other's life isn't as easy as it seems! But Meribella also has a magical secret, and when it's stolen, the whole kingdom is put in danger. Will true friendship save the day? Filled with fantastic songs, fabulous fashions, and fun new friends, it's an exciting musical celebration that shows the best thing you can be is yourself!

My thoughts on the movie:

Overall it was a good movie, especially for little girls that love Barbie(like my daughter!).  Like all the other Barbie movies it has a good message relayed throughout the movie.  It has alot of singing and dancing that is typical of the Barbie movies.  This movie was not as great as the rest but still entertaining to a 6 year old.  If you liked Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper then you will like this movie.  It even has some songs from that movie just re-adapted for this movie.  I honestly think that the makers of these Barbie movies are running out of ideas(and songs) and that is why it seems that some of these movies are overlapping.

Until my daughter outgrows Barbie, these movies will still be treasured in our house and looked forward to each time a new one is released.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Free Blogger Opportunity! IPad 3 giveway

iPad3 Holiday Event is hosted by Mom Blog Society.

Prize: iPad3
The event dates: 10/4 - 11/1
Free Event ~ Sign-Up Here

Make sure to say Everyday with Karenshell sent you!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall TV Premieres

It is September and that means new fall TV premieres!  I am a big TV junkie(I know, not a good thing) and love this time of the year.  Time to fall in love with new shows or to decide which ones should not come back for a second season.  So here is a list of new shows on the different networks.

666 Park Avenue premieres September 30th at 10pm est
Last Resort September 27th at 8pm est
Malibu Country November 2nd at 8:30pm est
The Neighbors September 26th at 9:30pm est
Nashville October 10th at 10pm est

I am most looking forward to 666 Park Avenue and Malibu Country(love Reba!).  The shows returning that I can not wait for are Grey's Anatomy which premieres September 27th at 9pm est and Modern Family on September 26th at 9pm est and Once Upon a Time on October 23rd at 8pm est.  If you want to find out more about these new shows go to

Revolution premieres September 17th at 10pm est
The New Normal September 11th at 9:30pm est
Chicago Fire October 10th at 10pm est
Guys with Kids September 26th at 8:30pm est
Go On September 11th at 9pm est
Animal Practice September 26th 8pm est

The show I most look forward to watching is Revolution and Go On(saw an early preview of this show and it was great).  Returning show that I love is The Voice and it starts tonight, September 10th, at 8pm est.  Find out more about these shows and other returning shows by going to

Elementary September 25th at 10pm est
Made in Jersey September 28th at 9pm est
Partners September 24th at 8:30pm est
Vegas September 25th at 10pm est

I look forward to watching Elementary and Made in Jersey.  My favorite returning show is Criminal Minds and it starts on September 26th at 9pm est.  Go to to find out more.

The Mindy Project September 25th 9:30pm est
The Mob Doctor September 17th at 9pm est
Ben and Kate September 25th at 8:30 pm est

Not too sure on any of these shows but will check them out and render my verdict then. I am excited about the return of Raising Hope on October 2nd at 8pm est.  It is hilarious and I recommend it if you have not seen it.  Learn more about these shows at

So there is a rundown of new shows and hopefully I will find a new favorite out of one of them!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

$50 Target Gift Card Giveaway~Ends 9/8/12

One lucky winner will receive a $50 Target Gift Card.

Giveaway ends September 8th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hidden Treasures Candle~Giveaway~Ends 10/5

Welcome to the Hidden Treasure Giveaway!
This wonderful giveaway is hosted by Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog, Diva Fabulosa and Pink Ninja Media. Special Thanks to our fabulous co-hosts What’s Up?! Contest, Freebies and Everything Nice, Coupons and Freebies Mom, Money Saving Lisa, The Frugal Free Gal, Pink Ninja Blogger, and Moms Vacation Spots

I have never used these candles but they sound amazing!  Who wouldn't want their house to smell nice plus get a special surprise on the inside!  Good luck to all the entrants!


About our Sponsor - Hidden Treasure Soy Candles:
Have you heard of Hidden Treasure Soy Candles? If not, you’re going to love this giveaway! In each candle you’ll find Hidden Treasures. Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog was lucky enough to review one of these amazing candles. Read her Hidden Treasure Candles Review.
You never know if you could be the lucky person to find a candle with an iPad3, Le Vian Necklace, or Tiffany & Co. Pendant. Regardless, there's a awesome treasure in each candle and they smell amazing.
Hidden Treasure Candles are reasonably priced and offer a variety of candles. Every candle that you order will have a beautiful gold-plated or silver necklace buried beneath the soy wax.
Either way you're a winner when you choose Hidden Treasure Candles.
About the giveaway:
  • 5 Winners will receive 2 Hidden Treasure Soy Candles.
  • Winner chooses candles (cannot be layered candles).
  • Event will end on Oct. 5, 2012.
  • Must be 18 years of age, and is open to US residents Only.
  • Use the Rafflecopter form to enter!

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: This blog received no money for promoting this event, nor are we responsible for shipping the prize to the winner! Hidden Treasure Candles is responsible for shipping candles to the winners.
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Free Blogger Op~LG 42" Smart TV Giveaway

The LG Smart Magic Bigscreen Event is hosted by Mom Powered Media.

Prize: LG 42" Smart 1080p Edge-Lit LED HDTV with Wi-Fi and Magic Remote
The event dates: 11/5 - 11/26
Free Event ~ Sign-Up Here – Bloggers Wanted LG Smart Magic Bigscreen Event

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Who Loves Disney Movies!?~Giveaway

If you love Disney movies, or have a little one that does, then you need to enter in this giveaway!  You can win 5 Disney Blu-ray/DVD combo movies, that's right 5!!!  Here are the ones that you could win:

The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down UnderThe Aristocats

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure


The Tigger Movie

I love all of these movies and my daughter his seen almost all of them and loves them too!  So if you want the chance to add these to your collection go here to enter :

You have until September 15th to enter for your chance to win!  Good luck!