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Ronco 5 Tray Food Dehydrator Giveaway

Loving Life and Living on Less is hosting this amazing giveaway sponsored by Ronco. Check out LLandLoL’s review by visiting the site. Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a Ronco 5 Tray Food Dehydrator. US Only. 11/22-12/7

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iPad Mini Giveaway!!! **Closed**

It’s that time of year again, time to enter all the giveaways you can in hopes of winning the perfect gift! One of the most popular gifts you can give is an iPad, so here is your chance to win one! Good luck to all you Star Focal Fans and be sure to let us know if one of you wins!

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The iPad Mini has a beautiful display, powerful A5 chip, FaceTime HD camera, iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, ultrafast wireless, and over 275,000 apps ready to download from the App Store. The iPad mini is an iPad in every way, shape, and slightly smaller form. Easy for on the go with that same great Apple power punch!

One lucky reader will receive a iPad Mini {white}!

Giveaway ends December 5th at 11:59pm, open worldwide {residents outside of the US will receive cash equivalent of $329}, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Pickawall and The Girls of the Nexus $100 Visa Card Giveaway!! **Closed**

Who doesn’t need an extra $100 for the holidays? Maybe you would buy makeup, groceries, holiday gifts, or even put it toward your own awesome Pickawall wall mural!

Pickawall and The Girls of the Nexus have come together to bring you a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card!!! Keep reading and enter the form for your chance!!

Pickawall is a customizable removable wallpaper! It has a special self adhesive backing that allows your image to be removed and re-applied several times! Best of all Pick-a-wall requires no prep, no glue, and no mess!

Pickawall has a huge photo library so you can really capture any mood. Never been to a tropical island? No problem you can just turn your whole room into a tropical island with a Pickawall mural! You can even use your own high-res image to have a custom wallpaper made!

So now that you know a little about Pickawalls cool options be sure to cruise by their site at for even more details!
And now for your chance to win a $100 Visa gift card from Pickawall and The Girls of the Nexus!
Entry is simple!
Just like all of the Facebook pages and follow the Twitter links in the form below and you’re entered! The more you share the more likely your chances to win so be sure to come back often!
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Diamond Candle Review and Giveaway! **Closed**

When I was younger I used to make candles. I loved all the smells and colors, and it was just plain fun. Over the years I have really learned to enjoy a good candle, there are way too many candle companies that just don’t cut it. This company does more than just making a good smelling candle!
So what is so great about a Diamond Candle? Well the answer is in the name! Each Diamond Candle has a ring wrapped in foil hidden inside. Diamond Candles are made with high quality scents and all natural Soy Wax. They have so many wonderful scents that it is truly hard to choose just one. I received “Enchanted Forest” to review for you.
Enchanted Forest is a candle explained as: “Upon lighting this candle, you will enter the enchanted forest – whisked away into a magical land. Exhilarating scents will touch your face: Cinnamon, some nutty acorns, fragrance of the forest, and a light touch of wild fruit bearing trees along the way. While on this journey, you may see a some creative creatures along the way. One thing is certain about the enchanted forest: A surprise is hidden within.” To me this candle smells like pumpkin spice mixed with a forest scent. I was very surprised at how well the scents mixed.

Since I used to make candles I know what will make my idea of a great candle. One of the first things I notice is the scent. I love Powerful candles! I will only buy a candle if I know that it will actually make my house smell. I also make sure to smell the candle for a while to make sure it’s not a candle that will give me a headache as certain scents will give me the worst migraine ever! I like to be able to light a candle for about an hour and still be able to smell it after I blow it out. I like to make my candles last as long as possible because I love high quality candles which usually come with a pretty high quality price. Luckily for all of us Diamond Candles are a great price for their quality ($24.95).
Another thing I look at before I buy a candle is the wick. I like candles that have an extra thick wax-coated wick because I love to be able to see a big flame and make sure that all of the wax is being used. In my personal opinion a thicker wick helps the candle last longer especially if its coated. As you can see in the pictures below, Diamond Candles have a thick candle wick and a really nice flame.
The only issue I had with my candle was that it took a long time to burn. The worst part is having to sit there and wait for the candle to burn to get my ring out of it. I compared it to the saying “How many licks does it take to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop?” and how in the commercial the owl always just takes a bite. In this case it would be how long does it take to get to get the the ring in a Diamond Candle. Sadly I cannot answer this question because just like the owl that caved into biting the Tootsie Pop, I couldn’t wait for this candle to burn and I ended up digging out my ring after about an hour of it burning.
My ring was way too big and not a color I would have chosen, but it was so much fun that I will definitely be buying more of these candles again very soon. I might even invest in some for Christmas presents. You can find this and many other awesome candles on their website here.
Okay, now for the part most of you have been waiting for! Enter to win your own Enchanted Forest Diamond Candle in our giveaway below! Make sure you don’t miss our great giveaways by subscribing to Star Focal’s Newsletter by entering your email in the box in the top right of the page! Good Luck!

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Giveaway For A Cause!!! **Closed**

So we all know that this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so why not have a giveaway for it? I was asked by a wonderful blogger from The Rosy Snail ( to join in and get the word out on this awesome giveaway. You could win this awesome prize pack.

Want to join in on the fun? Check out the review one these products and while you’re there enter the giveaway! You have a chance to win one of two prize packs! You can enter here!
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Radio Flyer "How Do You Roll?" Groove Glider Scooter Review and Giveaway **Closed**

I remember when I was younger and everyone had a scooter, and if you didn’t have one you were not cool. I begged and begged until finally I got a scooter for Christmas. Other than the fact that it was blue and not pink I could not have been happier. Now that I have two little girls I live for those moments that make my girls happy. I was able to get Radio Flyer’s new Groove Glider to review, and not only was I excited but my little one was super excited to help me review her new toy.
When we first got the box we could not wait to open it, and as soon as my little girl saw it she pointed to the picture and said “cute!” She is two years old so any compliments from her mean a lot. I was a little surprised that we had to put it together, but it was very simple and took a matter of minutes to do. I could not believe how cute the scooter is. Its white and pink which is perfect for my little princess!
Now on to the fun part, learning to ride a scooter! Like I said earlier my daughter is only 2, so it will be a while before she will fully grasp the concept of riding a scooter. Even so she has learned to ride it for about a foot before falling over. It is very simple to ride, and is sturdy enough for me to show her how to ride it although I would not recommend it for adults. Another great feature is that the handle bar is adjustable so you can trust that it wont be too tall or too short for your princess to ride. My daughter will ask all day to ride her “Wee” and I love watching her learn to ride it. I know that this scooter will be around for a while and I know that her and her little sister will love it until they are too old for it.
So why is this scooter called the Groove Glider? Each Groove Glider Scooter comes with a removable mp3 speaker! You can connect virtually any mp3 player, such as your iPod, to the speaker and your little girl can listen to their favorite songs while they ride their favorite scooter. Since it is white and pink it will match just about anything so it can be placed on other toys she has or even her backpack. It also has a little mesh sleeve on the inside so that you know your mp3 player will be safe.
I definitely think that any little girl would be very lucky to get this scooter! My little girl loves her scooter and I’m sure yours will too! You can find this and other great Radio Flyer toys on their website here.
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Kindle Fire Giveaway!!! **Closed**

As promised here is the Kindle Fire giveaway!! Good luck guys! Make sure to let me know if one of you wins!!

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Mavea Water Pitcher Review and Giveaway **Closed**

I hate drinking water from the faucet. Not only is it not clean, but its never cold enough. Sure you can buy a filter that connects to your faucet but the water will still not be cold enough, and then you have an awkward filter to deal with. I received the Mavea Elemaris XL pitcher in purple to review.
I was very surprised at how easy it was to put this pitcher together. Within minutes I was able to drink crystal clear water. Before this pitcher I never really wanted to look at what the water that comes out of my faucet looks like, but since I had the pitcher I wanted to compare the two. I could not believe how gross the water that I’ve been drinking is! I could see so much that I really wish I hadn’t seen. My house is very old, so I have always been worried about what the old pipes might be doing to my water. I was so happy to get this pitcher, and I am so happy with the results. I can finally drink my water and not be worried about what else I am drinking with it.
Not only does the Elemaris pitcher work great, but it looks amazing too! I got purple, which of course is perfect for me! It has a very sleek design, and is perfect for any kitchen. Its design is not only for looks, but has a wonderful purpose as well. This pitcher can also fit into the door of your refrigerator. It is also designed so that you don’t have to take it apart to fill it with water. All you have to do is stick it under the faucet and fill it up through the hole on the top. With two babies taking apart a water pitcher to fill it is the last thing that I want to think about.
Another thing that I don’t want to worry about is remembering when I need to change the filter. The Elemaris has what is called the Mavea Smart Meter which tells you when you need to change the filter. So no more guessing about when you put the filter in or when you have to change it. This pitcher makes it so easy to have fresh, clean drinking water that I can’t believe I didn’t get one before.

You can find this and other great Mavea products on their website here.

Want to win your own Mavea Water Pitcher? Enter our giveaway below!

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Roaring Springs Paper Products Review and Giveaway **Closed**

Of course we know that recycled paper is healthy for the environment, but what if we could do better then that? What if I told you that there was a paper product that is not made from trees, but is also not recycled?
Roaring Springs have been in business for over 125 years, so you know that their products must be pretty good. The notebooks on the top are from Roaring Spring Paper Products, and are made from Sugar Cane Fibers instead of trees. I was worried that these notebooks would not be high quality, or would look weird, but instead they look like regular paper and are of better quality than your average recycled paper notebook. Ink glides perfectly onto the paper, and it also seems to hold ink better.
How is sugarcane paper possible? Sugarcane paper is made from a part of the sugarcane plant that would normally would be wasted during the sugar-making process. So instead of this extra part of the plant, the “Bagasse,” being thrown away, Roaring springs takes this and turns it into paper to be more environmentally friendly.
Roaring Springs offers lots of high quality recycled notebooks, legal pads, and many more different paper options. The colored notebooks on the bottom are part of their Wide collection of notebooks that are meant to look similar to a computer screen, and the mini’s are great for note taking on the go. The colored notebooks are my favorite, as it is hard to find high quality colored paper, at least not without a high price tag. I love writing on the unique shape and I think it actually helps make it easier to write something, and not have it smudge when you continue to write one it. Regular legal pads were always a pain for me, so this is a breathe of fresh air.
Roaring Springs offers so many different options for your paper needs that I can’t even begin to list them all. From what I have tested so far I think that you would be happy with any of their products. You can find these and other great products on their website here.

Want to win your own notebooks and legal pads? Enter my giveaway below!

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NetTalk Duo Review and Giveaway **Closed**

Now that everyone has cell phones, not many of us have home phones any more. But for those of us that cannot afford a fancy cell phone, or don’t want to sell our soul for a mobile contract, or even for those of us that have a business that needs a separate business line, we still need a home phone for some reason or another and don’t want to pay the high prices of having a home phone. Where I live we only have a limited number of choices for any type of entertainment service. Until recently we could only get one Internet company that was not so great, one telephone company that was expensive, and our only television option was satellite. Recently we have had access to a better company, but in order to use their phone or television services we have to sign a contract. Living in an apartment with a six month lease, and signing a 2 year contract for television just does not scream “good idea” to me. This next product gives you the option of having a telephone, without the contract, and without the high price.
I’m sure you have heard of the Magic Jack, or you have at least heard of a similar product before, right? Well NetTALK has come up with something similar, but much better then the Magic Jack. My only computer happens to be a laptop, so having a phone pretty much permanently connected to my computer, like the Magic Jack, really is not an option for me. Which is why the NetTALK Duo is such a great product. The NetTALK Duo can connect to your wifi, so you don’t need to have it plugged into your computer.
While the set up process was relatively easy, I think that it could be made a little easier with possibly a set up disk or something similar. The directions seemed simple enough, but when I started to actually try to complete them things got a little harder. First, I had to find a place that I could sit down with my computer, my phone, and of course the Duo so that I could concentrate on getting it set up. The software can take some time to download, and when it comes to downloads on the computer I can be very impatient. After the software download is complete you have to fill out your information, and make an account. Which was also simple, but took some time. Finally I was able to unplug the Duo and the phone and put them where I wanted them to stay. I was yet again left sitting next to the computer waiting for something to happen. Right when I was about to start all over, the phone rang letting me know that it was working.
One major issue that I have run into while using my Duo, is that periodically it will just stop working and I will have to re-enter my IP address into the program on my computer. The Duo does not give me any warning that this has happened, and the only way I can find out if it has happened is to try to make a call. If my call goes through, great! If it does not ring, then I have to re-enter my IP address again. I have made it a habit to check my phone every morning just to make sure that it is working, which generally it is, but it is not fun to worry about whether or not I missed a call in the process.
As with any online communication, talking on the phone can be a little sketchy. Unless you have a very fast, reliable Internet connection that never fails you, your phone may be a little staticy from time to time. Our Internet runs at approximately 10 Mbps but can jump anywhere from 7-15 Mbps at any given time. We not only run this phone off of our connection, but we also run my computer, and our Playstation, which is either being used to play games online, or to watch television shows on Hulu. So by the time we added the phone, there wasn’t very much bandwidth left to begin with. Because of this our phone will often cut out, or will be very staticy. When we are only using the phone, it seems to work pretty well, and doesn’t cut out as often.
Even with the few problems it does have, I still love my Duo. I don’t have to worry about contracts, or my phone being shut off because of a late bill.
NetTALK also just came out with an app for your smart phone that allows you to have free calling to the US and Canada, without using up all your minutes. They currently have apps for both Android enable phones and the iPhone.
You can find the NetTALK Duo at your local Target store!
Want to win your own NetTALK Duo? Enter my giveaway below!

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