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Who is All things Sizzle?

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Alot of people ask me: "Why did you name your blog All things Sizzle?" and I tell them "Because, I love to try new things...exspecially things that are Hot and steamy:meaning:COOL." The next thing they ask me is: Are you talking about indecent things on your blog? No!!!! All things sizzle never talks about indecent things as it is a FAMILY friendly blog. We talk about great products,great food,great books,great giveaways and HOT deals. Who are you as a person? My name is Katie. I'm an aunt,fiance,sister, and childcare provider who also blogs and Works part time. I have a cat and I love love love coffee! (I know I'm all over the place!!)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I'm an AUNTIE! :)

 Hey guys! I just thought I would let everyone know that my sister (mandashow 20 on youtube)
had her baby!!!
Megan Anne Mccarthy
stats:
Born: Dec. 30 2009 at 4:52 am
Weight: 8 lbs 6oz
Length: 21 1/2 inches

She is so cute and had her eyes open at 30 mins after being born.







congrats Mandy!!!!!!

**much love all**
Katie

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Christmas Clock Giveaway!!! ENDED-


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED...CONGRATS TO CLYNS


The moment you all have been waiting for......




Earlier I did a review on The Christmas Clock By Kat Martin and now I'm doing a giveaway for it!!!

Would you like to win it?
Mandatory entry: Leave me a comment telling me that you would like to win and follow me via Google Friend Connect! (Make sure you leave your email in every comment! Or I cannot contact you)

Extra entries:
-Follow me via twitter @ktfereva22 (theres a handy button on the right)
and tweet about this giveaway leave a link to this site and a link to your tweet
(can be done daily)

-Subscribe via reader of your choice!

- Stumble this giveaway (there is a button on the right)
- blog about this giveaway with a link to this site leave your blog post link in comment (5 extra entries!!!)
- add my button (3 extra entries!)

Giveaway Ends on Monday Jan. 4, 2009!!
Winner will be chosen with random.org and notified by email so please leave me a way to contact you. Winner will have 48 hours to reply to my email or I will choose a new winner.

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tic Tac Dough Giveaways **galore**

Have I told you guys how much I love TicTacDough ? I love them because they do a variety of reviews AND giveaways....not just on one type of thing. I'll go there one day and there will be a baby giveaway/review and then another day there will be a review on coffee....and who doesn't like a that?!

So now they are doing an online baby shower :) I must say that I haven't EVER seen that before!

Here are their giveaways!!





Mighty Leaf Review and Giveaway! - Ends  1/05/2010



These are their current giveaways and they are adding new ones almost every day!
They will also be having an Online Baby Shower Feb. 17 - March 3rd!
All of the reviews and giveaways on the site will all be baby related for a whole two weeks!! If you are expecting or if you have children make sure you check them out !

** MUCH LOVE**

Katie



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Three Different Directions Giveaway::Dairy Makes sense - Midwest Dairy Council Giveaway


Over at Three Different Directions  she is hosting a Dairy Makes Sense ♦ Midwest Dairy Council Giveaway .

What you win:

Is a $25 gift card to Hy-Vee, apron, coupons and coupon holder, cheese knife, measuring spoons, grocery pad, magnets & recipe booklet. This giveaway is open to US Residents ages 18+ living in the states of: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota.


And there are 3 WINNERS!! Not bad huh? I didn't think so.

MY ABOUT ME POST

Well if you haven't read the title this is my about me post! :)  {lol}

I am 23 years old and I live in a suburb about 20 minutes from Chicago, IL.  I'm happily engaged and will soon be going to College for nursing.

Here are some pictures:





my cat Scotch being lazy :)



Me being silly playing with my black and white options on my Blackberry :)



Bobby and I  in love with eachother after 7 years!




And last but not least....ME AS A BABY!! LOL. I'm cute...I know :)



Okay, so back to the topic.
This is my first blog ever so please be patient :)
I love love love comments so please leave em !
If you follow me I'll love you forever:)

Also, I would really like your opinions on how to make my blog a better experience for you so please feel free to give me your advice or complaints!

I will be blogging another giveaway very soon!

Much love!

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Christmas Clock By Kat Martin

Synopsis - taken from amazon.com



Sylvia Winters just found a job and an apartment in her hometown of Dreyerville, Michigan, but she is hesitant to return. Eight years ago, she jilted her fiancé, Joe Dixon, telling him that she was moving to Chicago because small-town living was not for her. But she was lying. Syl was headed to Chicago to be treated for cervical cancer. Sadly, Joe never knew the real reason she left him. Confused and distraught, he turned to drinking to heal the pain, until he accidentally killed a man and served years in jail. Now Syl and Joe are both back in town, but it will take a miracle to bring them back into each other’s arms.



Also in town is Lottie Sparks and her grandson, Teddy. Ever since Lottie’s daughter was killed in a drunk-driving accident, Lottie’s been in charge of Teddy. He appreciates her love more than she knows, so much so that the industrious eight-year-old hits up Joe’s auto body shop, so he can save enough money by Christmas to buy his grandmother a Victorian clock she adores—one that vividly reminds her of her childhood, even as the rest of her memories are slipping away with the onset of advanced Alzheimer’s.






As spring turns to summer and summer to fall, matters in the Sparks’ household take a turn for the worse. And with winter approaching, will a little hope and a big dose of Christmas magic be enough to make everything all right again?


I found this novel powerfully moving. It made me sad and happy all at the same time!  I'm usually not a big fan of Christmas novels but this one by FAR changed my mind. I HIGHLY reccommend you read this; you will not be dissappointed.

**This is strictly my opionion and I did not recieve any monentary payment.**





My wins as of 12/20/2009

1.$100 worth of Ipod stuff from Belkin (won from Twitter)
2.$50 Gift Card to Kmart From Kmart (won on Twitter)
3. The Gate House (book) Won on THREE DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS BLOG
4. Coupon for free soymilk and a pedometer from THREE DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS BLOG
5. Tidal Living neclace and Ring  won on TicTacDough blog
6. Flower Duet Dvd won on TicTacDoughBlog
7. Sex,Drugs,and Gelfite fish Book won on SimplyStacie Blog
8.DIY Earrings won on Homemade Giveaways
9. Formulations Hemp Cat collar Won on mkokopelli blog
10.Leaning into God When Life is Pushing you away Book won on Tara's View on Books
11.2 tickets to see Eddie Izzard won on radio station WDRV (arv 200)
12. The Christmas Clock Book-won on bookclubcookbook.com
13. Skin Md lotion-me and bella blog
14. Sherri Shepard's Permission slip book-won on youthful tips blog
15. The Love Revolution won on Tara's view on books blog
16.Face care set won on mkokopelli
17.mr. darcy book won on Fresh Fiction
18.Drag me to Hell dvd won on Jack fm
19.Jim Jefferies Dvd won on Jackfm
20.Wrong Turn DVD won on video detective
21. Mias Munchies won on TicTacDough Blog


I'm Keeping my fingers crossed for more!!!!!
Good luck all...I should be making a post on tips and tricks to winning more often! Let me know what you think :)

Ecostore USA Giveaway at Tic tac Dough!

Hey ya'll .... There is a really cool giveaway going on over at TicTacDough for a $25.00 gift certificate......It's really easy to enter....just head on over there and check out the REVIEW! (CLICK THE BLUE) :O)




Check out my sisters VLOG!

o my sister who is 9 months prego and is about to pop....lol...has had a video blog for the whole journey (trying to concieve and recent). You should check it out.  She has some very informative information about every step of the way.  Unlike me she doesn't hold back even the most embarrasing and funniest events along the way. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/user/MandaShow20.


NO NEGATIVE COMMENTS WILL BE ALLOWED AS SHE IS MY SISTER :O)

Oh ya...I almost forgot to tell you she has a cool giveaway going on so make sure you enter to win awesome suprises!

Sealy Posturepedic Innerspring Signature 11 Series *Giveaway*

There is a really awesome giveaway going on over at mommymandy . She is working together with Sealy and sealy.com to give away a Sealy POSTUREPEDIC INNERSPRING SIGNATURE 11 SERIES BED IN WINNERS CHOICE OF SIZE!!! (EXCEPT CAL. KING) The winner also gets to pick the model! (firm, cushion firm, plush, and ultra plush)




So what are you waiting for?! Head on over there to enter!!!

**much love all**

Sunday, December 20, 2009

PR / ADS

Book and Product Reviews

I ask that the author or company send me one of the items for my personal use. This is the only way I can give an honest review. I will write the review in exchange for the item. The item will then be mine to keep after the review is written. A link to the item reviewed as well as a link to the homepage of the site is provided within the review. I do request the permission to use a photo of the item from the company's website if possible. In addition to the review you may offer a like item for a giveaway. I will conduct the giveaway for you, taking care of the details myself. When possible, I request that the company send out the prize to the winner. I prefer such methods.

Giveaways -
I am willing to host most giveaways. If you would like me to write a detailed post and/or require participants to visit your site in order to enter as well as advertise your giveaway on other sites for maximum impact then I would like to be compensated for my time with a sample of the product for me to keep. The details of the giveaway can be negotiated.


I link all of my giveaways on Twitter multiple times a day along with various other giveaway sites including but not limited to : OLS one of the largest online sweepstakes sites on the web.

 
ADVERTISE

I would love to advertise your business on my blog.
AdS are placed in a premium spot at the top of my blog.  Size of ad is 125 x 125 button (you must provide) or a text link.

Rates for 125 x 125 button



$20/month


$50 for 3 months


$120 for 6 months


$240 for 1 year

TEXT LINK RATES:
 $ 8.00 per month

I accept paypal or money order and payments must be recieved and cleared before posting any ads.

I would also be more than happy to add any coupon codes to my site as readers always love them!

Thanks,
♥ Katie &heart;
If you have any questions or you would like to work with me and my blog please email me at:



Disclosure Policy:


This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, or other forms of compensation, including, but not limited to, free products and services. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences in my reviews. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question

Contest Rules

General Contest Rules:

1. You must follow mandatory entry(s) if you do not follow them then your comment will be deleted and your entry will not count. Sponsors offer products for giveaways hoping that my readers will go to their site and have a look around.

2. I will choose all contest winners via Random.org. I have no limits on how many times you can win on my blog. :) It's all in the luck of the draw.

3.  YOU MUST INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS IN ALL ENTRIES YOU SUBMIT OR I CANNOT GET AHOLD OF YOU IF YOU WIN!!! (very important!)

4.  The winner has 48 hours to reply to my winning email. If not I will choose a new winner!

5. If you are rude enough to spam my comments then THEY WILL BE DELETED!

Have fun and Good Luck!!!

And the winners are.....

Yes! To Cookies Winner: Comment # 28
409cope said:
 I am an email subscriber. entry #3 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com




Current Giveaways!!

EcoStore USA Giveaway Ends (3/4)

Tukaiz Personalized Calendar Giveaway Ends (3/5)

MagnaPods Giveaway Ends (3-10)

The Activators CD giveway *2 winners! Ends (3/12)




More giveaways coming soon!!!

ABOUT ME

Hello!





My name is Katie . I'm an auntie to a beautiful newborn named Megan Anne.
I live in the Suburbs of Chicago in a town called Homewood. It's a good sized town although boring at times. I'm engaged to my highschool sweetheart ♥ we have been together for over seven years now (I know we are practically married...right? lol). Our plans are to get married in Tenn. in September of 2010. :) Oh ya! I almost forgot my baby! I also have a cat named Scotch (originally butterscotch but it was just tooo long).

I started this blog because it seemed like there were tons of Mommy/baby blogs in the blogging network and not enough women/auntie/giveaway blogs!!

The name of my blog All things Sizzle is just that. Everything in life can sizzle and light up if you want it. LIFE. Think good thoughts and don't be pessimistic and things will just turn out better is how I think of things.


♥ Katie ♥

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