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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!!)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dare to Surrender by Lilli Feisty Review/Giveaway (Closed)

Congrats to the winners:
Jessica, Valancia,Benita, Simply Stacie, Scottsgal! I've sent you an email!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
HE MEETS HIS MATCH.



                                                          SHE MEETS HER MASTER.






Art gallery curator Joy Montgomery has never liked her body’s generous curves. And she’s always been too shy to explore her wild side. But tonight, everything is going to change…Desperate to save her job, Joy approaches bad-boy artist Ash Hunter and asks him to exhibit his erotic work at her gallery. Ash agrees on one condition: Joy must pose as his model. But business soon turns to pleasure, as Joy experiences a passion beyond her wildest imaginings and Ash finds more than just inspiration in his voluptuous new muse.


                              Check out the author's website at LillianFeisty.com .



MY REVIEW:

To be honest when I first recieved the Dare to Surrender in the mail I was a little leary to read it because I thought It was going to be like every other romance novel,however, I was greatly pleased after reading it!

Lilli Feisty writes so well that I found my self being in the head of the main characters Ash and Joy.  I didn't read the first novel featuring Ash but you really wouldn't even know there was a first novel unless someone else told you.  It's not your average romance novel with the bondage ect; but it is written tastefully.

Buy Here:

Dare to Surrender


OR WIN ONE HERE!


GIVEAWAY:

I have (5 )copies to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books!


MANDATORY ENTRY: Follow this blog publicly via google! If you are already a follower let me know! Must include email address in EVERY COMMENT!

EXTRA ENTRIES:
Subscribe to my blog via email (2 entries)

Subscribe to my blog via reader(1 entry)

Enter any of my other giveaways (1 entry per giveway)

Leave a comment on any non giveaway post and let me know which one (must be a new comment) - 1 entry per comment

Grab my button! (5 entries!)

Blog about this giveaway (5 entries!)

Stumble this giveaway (2 entries) make sure to leave your stumble name!

Follow me on twitter @ktfereva22 and tweet this (can be done daily!)

 Win Dare to Surrender By by Lilli Feisty 5 copies! @ktfereva22 @http://tinyurl.com/yzex8sc #giveaways #contests #books #review #romance


Giveaway Ends on Feb. 7th at 11:59 pm Central time.
Open to US and Canada 18+
Sorry no P.O. Boxes
Books Sent Directly from sponsor

*I recieved a complimentary copy of the book to review**










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More parenting videos on JuiceBoxJungle


I was doing some blog giveaways today when I began to notice that there were some cool videos posted on their sites in which I noticed were from juiceboxjungle.com.


About their site:

They offer a variety of videos about parenting from parents and it's all moderated by two formar HBO execs and two moms Melissa and Philippa.  They bring the funny's to parenting. :)

So,
If you need some info about parenting if you are planning on becoming a mommy or daddy or if you need some parenting advice check them out!

Friday, January 29, 2010

I Wish You Enough By Bob Perks Review



Book Description



When having more leaves you empty, you’ll discover true happiness lies in enough!






I Wish You Enough encompasses 8 values needed for true contentment and happiness, and transforms them into 8 wishes—or sentiments—for the reader. Through short, inspirational stories about everyday people, author Bob Perks reopens our eyes and hearts to the abundance all around that we so often take for granted.






I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish you enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Goodbye."

My review:

Bob Perk's really wrote a heartwarming book in I Wish You Enough.  This book really changes the way that you look at life.  During the week I would pick up the book and read a story before work.  It is a reminder that God never promised us a life without pain or sorrow but rather gave us the tools to be able to deal with life and hold it with all that we have regardless of of the downs that we may be going through.  This is a great gift book and also a great book to pass along to family and friends after reading it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Things Thant Keep Us Here By Carla Buckley Review & Giveaway(CLOSED)


About the book?

How far would you go to protect your family?




Ann Brooks never thought she’d have to answer that question. Then she found her limits tested by a crisis no one could prevent. Now, as her neighborhood descends into panic, she must make tough choices to protect everyone she loves from a threat she cannot even see. In this chillingly urgent novel, Carla Buckley confronts us with the terrifying decisions we are forced to make when ordinary life changes overnight.



A year ago, Ann and Peter Brooks were just another unhappily married couple trying–and failing–to keep their relationship together while they raised two young daughters. Now the world around them is about to be shaken as Peter, a university researcher, comes to a startling realization: A virulent pandemic has made the terrible leap across the ocean to America’s heartland.



And it is killing fifty out of every hundred people it touches.



As their town goes into lockdown, Peter is forced to return home–with his beautiful graduate assistant. But the Brookses’ safe suburban world is no longer the refuge it once was. Food grows scarce, and neighbor turns against neighbor in grocery stores and at gas pumps. And then a winter storm strikes, and the community is left huddling in the dark.



Trapped inside the house she once called home, Ann Brooks must make life-or-death decisions in an environment where opening a door to a neighbor could threaten all the things she holds dear.



About the Author:
Carla Buckley was born in Washington, D. C.  She has worked in a variety of fields, including a stint as an assistant press secretary for a U.S. senator adn positions as an analyst with the Smithsonian Institution and a technical writer for a defense contractor.  She currently lives in Ohio with her husband and children.  The Things That Keep Us Here is her first novel. 

My Review:
I'm usually not into the whole science-fiction pandemic thing but I find this book to be the complete opposite of what I thought it was going to be.  This book really makes you think about how a pandemic is real threat.  I think that it was written extremely well and I love how she inserted different news quotes between chapters.  I HIGHLY reccomend that you read it!! :)

Out of 1-10:

For this spine tingler::I Give it a 9.5!!!

Buy the book:



Wanna win it?
MANDATORY ENTRY: What would you do if there was a pandemic in your town?

EXTRA ENTRIES:

**Follow My blog publicly via google**-2 entries

**Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway (make sure you leave a link)**-1 entry can be done daily

**Subscribe via reader**-1 entry

**Enter any of my other giveaways** 1 entry per giveaway

**Leave a comment on any non giveaway post**-1 entry per post


**Blog about this giveaway** - 5 extra entries
**Grab my button** 3 extra entries
**Stumble this site!** 1 entry

GOOD LUCK!!

Ends on Feb. 4th, 2010 at 11:59 pm Central Time.
Us only 18+

**Winner will have 48 hrs to respond to the winning email.  If no response I will choose a new winner and an email address must be left with every entry unless it's shown in your profile**


**I was not paid to review this book.  I recieved a copy to review and it was my honest opinion as always.  Thanks to pumpupyourbook.com and Random House for giving me the chance to review the book.**







Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sweeps4bloggers Giveaways!!!

Heyy!

I was on Twitter and I came across another awesome blog sweeps4bloggers. They have tons of giveaways going on...not to mention this really cool one where you can customize your own chocolate bar! yummy!



Other giveaways on sweeps4bloggers.com:



That's alot of giveaways!







Old Navy Clearance Event

I don't know if you guys know but I love to blog. :) Blogging doesn't bring me any money so I also work at Old Navy.  I'm going to let you guys in on a secret:: Old Navy has a HUGE clearance section and TODAY is the LAST day to take an EXTRA 50% off of ALL clearance items!! It includes: women, infant, girls, boys, and men.  Most of the women's clearance shirts are between $3.00 to $8.00 so taking an EXTRA half off that is a huge deal. I even came in early before work today and spent $30 and bought 4 bags of clothes. :) 

My secret!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Free Sample Alert!!!!

For years I have loved Taster's Choice Coffee. I was so happy when I ran across this website that told me that they were giving away free sample packs of it. :)

Here is the link to get your free samples!

http://smartchoice.tasterschoice.com/#/Home/

Pass it on!

$25.00 Hy-Vee Gift Card Giveaway!!! (closed)





Hey guys! I thought I would do a really cool giveaway for you guys :). What is it you ask?


WHAT YOU WIN: $25.00 gift card to HY-Vee!

MANDATORY ENTRY:  Follow me with Google Friend Connect!! (you must do this or ALL your entries WILL be deleted!)

EXTRA ENTRIES:
*Follow me on twitter just click the button on the right and click follow then tweet about this giveaway and leave a link to that tweet in a comment* -1 entry a day!

*Blog about this giveaway*-3 entries

*Grab my button* 3 entries

*Stumble this site or giveaway*-1 entry
*Fave me on technorati and leave me your tech name*-1 entry
*Leave a comment on any non-giveaway post* 2 entries
*Enter my other giveaways* 1 entry for every giveaway

GOOD LUCK!

GIVEAWAY ENDS ON JAN. 23RD, 2010!
US ONLY 18+

Thursday, January 14, 2010

BIZ Stain Fighter Review

I really felt the need to do a review on BIZ Stain Fighter. 

         
I have yet to find a stain fighter as good as this one.  I'm serious.  I have the worst luck with keeping clothes stain free for long  but with the help of this wonderful product the stains come right out!  Sweat stains:: NO PROBLEM!  Coffee stains::NO PROBLEM!! Formula stains on the bibs?::STILL NO PROBLEM!!

On their website they have a $2.00 Off coupon and some great tips! Check them out :) HERE




Sunday, January 10, 2010

Charm Factory Review and Giveaway(CLOSED)

CONGRATS TO : mrssquigg ! I WILL BE SENDING AN EMAIL :)





I've been wanting a charm bracelet for a long time now and now that I have mine I am so happy!  I couldn't wait to open it and put it on. Charm Factory is a company that offer a wide variety of cool things such as charms, bracelets, lockets and much much more.  They offer free shipping on ANY order of $ 25.00 or more and their products are made in the USA!

Charm Factory's beads and charms are .925 sterling silver and lead and nickle free. I was ecstatic when they told me I could pick a heart charm bracelet of my choice in light of Valentines day coming up to review. 

I picked this one:
It's a beauty right? 

Material: .925 Sterling Silver



                                                    Bracelet Length: 7" + 2" extender


                                                      One size fits most


Charm Factory really has some amazing products. I love the fact that you can make your own personalized charm bracelet there as well. I love my bracelet and I haven't been able to take it off since I recieved it.  It really is High Quality at an affordable price. 



Win It:  one of my readers is going to win a HEART BRACELET of your choice.

Mandatory Entry:
Head over to Charm Factory and tell me something else you like. You cannot put the bracelet I listed above and FOLLOW MY BLOG. :)-1 comment

Extra Entries:  leave a comment for each

*Follow Charm Factory on TWITTER
*Become a fan of Charm Factory on Facebook
*Subscribe to my blog via reader
*Grab my button (2 entries)
*Leave a comment on this post and thumbs up it (4 entries)
*Stuble this giveaway
*~Blog about this giveaway with a link to my blog and www.charmfactory.com ( 3 entries)
*Post a relevant comment on any non giveaway post (2 entries)
*Follow me on twitter via button in sidebar and tweet this:
*Enter any of my other giveaways (1 entry each)

Win a Heart Bracelet of your choice at All Things Sizzle US/CDN Entries ok!@http://tinyurl.com/yj222pj @ktfereva22 @Charm_Factory

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Giveaway ends on Feb. 5th, 2010 at 11:59 pm central time
Giveaway open to US/CDN must be 18+ to enter.

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.









* I did not recieve any monetary payment for this review/ giveaway. I was given an item to review. My opinions are solely my own**





 

Friday, January 8, 2010

TOP 10 REASONS TO QUIT SMOKING

**Hey guys I wrote this article for Examiner.com....**

Everybody knows that cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and the number one cause of preventable deaths in the US. Although there are many stop smoking aids to choose from the human nature still comes up with reasons to not quit. Here is a list of why you should.



10. Smoking can cause blindness

Smokers are four times more likely to become blind because of age related degeneration.



9. Heavy smoking can cause heartburn and Acid Reflux


Smoking can cause Acid Reflux because it increases the production of stomach acid, in result increasing the chance that this acid can be refluxed into the esophagus.


TO KEEP READING CLICK HERE!
 

Tips To Winning Blog Giveaways

In recent years, blogs have had a major boom on the web. With this boom there came an abundance of "Mommy Bloggers" and these bloggers publish great articles about what products you can use on your children along with various product reviews. If that was all they did then their blogs
would probably be pretty boring.


 So, they contact various sponsors and ask if they can review their products in exchange for an item to giveaway to their loyal followers. And that's where you come in.






I figure, if you are looking at this article then you are more than likely wondering why you haven't won any of these giveaways. So I have come up with a how-to guide to winning more often.

Click here to read more!!!


**Much Love**

Katie

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

This is Your brain in Love Giveaway!!!{Closed}

This Is Your Brain In Love Book
By Dr. Earl Henslin
GIVEAWAY!!!






description provided by Amazon
 About the book:

Make your marriage the best it can be by learning the secrets of proactive passion.



Using the latest in brain research, This Is Your Brain in Love helps couples become Master Level Lovers by encouraging each mate to bring their healthiest, most balanced and joyful self to their marriage.

Dr. Henslin speaks to the vital connection between spirituality and sexuality. He identifies the five types of lovers, with ground-breaking insights and effective solutions for the challenges presented by each:

Scattered Lover


Over-focused Lover


Blue Mood Lover


Agitated Lover


Anxious Lover


Filled with relatable stories and humor, this is not your boring brain book! Engaging and practical, Dr. Henslin provides an amazingly accurate, scientifically-based brain test to help spot typical brain imbalances. (And yes, most everyone has at least one!)

Bonus material offers brain-researched strategies and new hope for women dealing with hormones and men struggling with sexual addictions.


About the Author


Dr. Earl Henslin is a licensed counselor and author of six books and numerous professional articles. For the past fourteen years, working closely with brain imaging research pioneer, Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Henslin has been integrating brain imaging in patient treatment.

Buy a copy now at:



 Or.........
Would you like to win it??

I have ONE copy to giveaway to 1 lucky reader!!!
 Mandatory entry: 
**You must FOLLOW me via Google Friend connect (located on the right sidebar)let me know that you are and leave an email address**-one entry

EXTRA ENTRIES:

1.  Follow me on twitter (button located on the left) and tweet about this giveaway. Make sure you leave a link to the tweet -one entry can be done DAILY

2.  Subscribe via reader of your choice tell me which one - one entry

3.  Stumble this giveaway-- two entries

4.  Blog about this giveaway and make sure in your post you leave a link to this site and leave me a link to your post -10 extra entries

5.  Grab my blog button and leave a link to your site -3 entries

6. Leave a comment on any NON giveaway post -2 entries

7. Fave me on technorati--2 entries


There are tons of ways to win so tell your friends :)  Make sure you leave an email address in EVERY comment!!

Giveaway ends on Jan. 22, 2010 @ 11:59 pm

 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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This Is Your Brain in Love Review!!

THIS IS YOUR BRAIN IN LOVE
BY: DR. EARL HENSLIN

FOREWORD BY DR. DANIEL G. AMEN






Summary

"This is Your Brain in Love" is about how the brain affects your love life and includes many tips to help raise your love to new levels.  This book has tons of stories about real couples that Dr. Henslin has counseled.  The author has tons of apparent experience working with all aspects of relationships.

My review

In all honesty, it's very hard for me to find a non-fiction self help book that is not so boring that I want to let it sit on the coffee table to never open again.  However,  Dr. Earl Henslin in my opinion, did a wonderful job at putting this book together.  It was the kind of book that you really want to finish reading.  I literally grabbed a cup of coffe and stayed up to the wee hours of the night reading it.   I liked how he incorporated the Christian faith into it as well.  I would rate this book an A++++ and I highly recommend that you read it!


**I was not paid money to review this book.  This review is soley MY opinion**

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day # 3

So today is day # 3 as a NON-SMOKER!
Quitting is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my whole life. However,  I know that it will be soo worth it in the end because dying of lung cancer would be much harder.  I'm using a nicotine lozenge I bought from Walmart. It's not Commit but it's Equate brand.  They don't take away every withdraw symptom you have but they do make it at least semi-bearable.  I was a pack-a-day smoker so day 3 is really good for me.  If you haven't quit yet and are maybe thinking of quitting leave me a comment with any questions you have and I will give you an answer back!

Also: I would love some advice from any ex-smokers!

Katie 








Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mom Start Did Her First Complete Book Review!!!! Congrats!!!

My First Complete Book Review, Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur



Congrats to Momstart!!!!

Not only did she do a superb job on her review but she is also doing a giveaway on it!!! Today is the last day so make sure you enter!!!


Also Check out Keri Arthur's site !

SUNDAY RECIPE TIME!!!

Ok, so I vow on EVERY Sunday I'm going to do like a recipe of the week thing. Just something I like. :)


Week #1

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie!!!



I was on About.com and I seen this smoothie and let me tell you it looked absolutely yummy! They said that the kids said it tasted just like cotton candy and it is sooooo healthy for them too.....so check it out HERE

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Trade?

Would anyone like to trade blog buttons?

Just Contact me via the email me button on the side of my blog or leave a comment to this post :)

Showing some love!

♥ Katie ♥

Chicken Soup For The Soul Giveaway @ Messages from Missa Blog :)

Chicken Soup For the Soul Devotional Stories for Women

Review and Giveaway at Messages From Missa!



I really Love her blog and I know you will too! She always has great review and not to mention the giveaways she has going on over there!! So make sure you check this one out because it has a low number of entries :)



BLOG MAKEOVER!

Okay.....so my blog has been looking like a hot mess lately and it's because i'm trying to give it a makeover. LOL. Trying is the key word. I think I'm doing an ok job considering I haven't really dabbled with the whole blog thing. Let me know what you guys think of it!

Katie