Saturday, November 26, 2011

Silent Saturday

A Very Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tortuga Rum Company Review and Giveaway

Tortuga Rum Company is a twenty-five year old family-owned business that is proud of their long tradition of making the finest Caribbean rum cakes and gourmet products.   Their moist, delicious rum cakes are made from a secret family recipe that has been delighting consumers for years.  Although their main bakery remains in Grand Cayman, Tortuga’s popularity has allowed them to expand to the Barbados, Jamaica , and the Bahamas.  To keep up with the demand, Tortuga Rum Company has also expanded to Miami, Fl where they manage the worldwide distribution, mail orders, food services, and online sales.

The Tortuga Rum Company is more than just cake.  They are the “largest duty free liquor business in the Cayman Islands with 18 stores throughout Grand Cayman.”  They offer a wide variety of flavored cakes, coffees, chocolates, and sauces.  When you get a chance, I would encourage you to explore their website.  They have fabulous ideas for gifts for loved ones, or for yourself!  They even have a variety of gift baskets to choose from.

I had my first experience with Tortuga when I went on a cruise to the Caribbean.  I remembered my Dad commenting on how good they were, so of course I had to give them a shot.  Each cake is individually wrapped and then vacuumed sealed.  This seal makes it difficult to open without scissors, but it keeps the cakes so fresh and moist.  I recently bought my Dad a mixed 6 pack of mini cakes for a special occasion.  He said he enjoyed the different flavors, but the original rum cake remains his favorite.  I think my favorite was the Orange Taste of Florida Cake.  Last wee, Tortuga was gracious enough to send me a small Original Rum Cake and a box of Chocolate Rum Turtles with Sea Salt to review.  These treats have all the yummy goodness of a traditional turtle candy, but with a little added twist that makes them unique to Tortuga.  They are sure to be a family favorite.

The Tortuga Rum Company offers too many wonderful products to be able to cover them in a single post, but if you would like a chance to sample some of them, you are in luck.  The generous people from The Tortuga Rum Company have offered one lucky reader of Between the Lines their own box of Chocolate Rum Turtles with Sea Salt.
Mandatory Entry: Like The Tortuga Rum Company  on Facebook and leave a comment saying you do and your first name and last initial so I can confirm.
Extras: (Remember each entry must have a separate comment and an email address is needed to contact winner.)
~ Sign up for Tortuga’s Email list (5)
~Follow Between the Lines (3)         
~ Subscribe to my email (5)
~ Follow me on Facebook (5)
~Follow me on Twitter (2)
~ Follow Tortuga on Twitter (2)

This giveaway will end on December 9th @10p.m Eastern
Giveaway open to US  only.  Winner will be chosen randomly. An email notification will be sent to the email address provided by the winner. The winner must respond within 48 hours. Failure to do so will result in being disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary samples in exchange for my honest review. The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Thanksgiving Wish

"With holiday spirit coming to mind soon, I wanted let you know about a great way you can give back and teach kids about the joy of giving! Through VeggieTales you can make the message of “The Little Drummer Boy" come alive this year with life-changing gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalog. Just like the drummer boy who gave a gift to the newborn King, you too can experience the joy of giving a gift that helps children living in poverty all around the world.

Donations simply range anywhere from $20 for giving the gift of art and music, up to $100 for giving a goat and 2 chickens to help nourish hungry children with milk, cheese and eggs. Below is a link to the catalog to see more details on how you can help."

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kidorable Giveaway (With TWO Discount Codes)

“In 1997, Kidorable sprung from the minds, hearts and efficiency apartment of Liping and Jonathan Domsky. They proclaimed, "The world needs someone to create children's apparel and accessories that are both functional and fun. We can do that."”   And they did just that.  Kidorable is a fun company that sells umbrellas, raincoats, rain boots, backpacks, towels, scarves, and much more!  All of their items are designed in fun themes for both boys and girls. 

Kidorable has done it again with their newly introduced Dragon Knight Collection. This is definitely a collection that will have my nephews excited.  "The Dragon Knight collection is steel grey with dark green as accent color, perfect for strong and brave boys.  Some pieces accentuate the Knight, others the Dragon, but there is a nice interplay between both characters throughout the set.  The umbrella has protruding dragon horns and wings, with a knight, fire, and a castle motif along the bottom. The helmet on the matching raincoat is Kidorable’s coolest hood so far.

The child who wears it can imagine himself as a valiant knight fighting the dragon.  The backpack is shaped like a shield for extra play value.  It comes with a little stuffed toy sword. The coat is a new material, PU (polyurethane).  It’s softer and lighter than PVC.  If Dragon Knights aren’t for your kids, check out all their other great themes.  Our favorites were the fairies, mermaids, lotus flower, and lady bug.  But we have a house full of girls.  If you have some handsome young men in your house, they may love the frog, dinosaur, fire truck, or pirates. 

As Thanksgiving approaches, Kidorable is counting their blessings.  They say it’s the thought that counts, so they thought they'd back up their good feelings with Free Shipping via UPS Ground on all orders place November 27 through Sunday, December 4.  Just hop on over to and use coupon code GRATEFUL2 at checkout to get free shipping on any order, big or small.   PLUS, Kidorable is partnering with the Children’s Cancer Research Fund to help you support a great cause.  We will donate 100% of the proceeds from our Butterfly umbrellas on from Thanksgiving through Christmas, bringing kids health, hope and happiness by revolutionizing the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide.  (No coupon necessary)
Buy it: Buy your own Kidorable items today!  Prices range from around $11.50 - $45.00.  And, for the week of December 5-11 only,  use coupon code DRAGON7 to receive a free Dragon Knight umbrella with your order over $20 (make sure to add the Dragon Knight umbrella to their cart first)
Win it:  Thanks to the generous people from Kidorable, one lucky reader of Between the Lines will win their very own Dragon Knight umbrella.  Simply visit Kidorable and leave me a comment about your favorite product.  This is a mandatory entry.  All other entries will be deleted if this is not completed.  Please leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win!

Extras: (Remember each entry must have a separate comment and an email address is needed to contact winner.)
~ Follow Kidorable in Facebook (3)
~ Sign up for Kidorable Newsletter (3)
~ Follow Kidorable on Twitter (3)
~Follow Between the Lines (3)         
~ Subscribe to my email (5)
~ Follow me on Facebook (5)
~Follow me on Twitter (2)

This giveaway will end on December 11th @10p.m Eastern
Giveaway open to US only.  Winner will be chosen randomly. An email notification will be sent to the email address provided by the winner. The winner must respond within 48 hours. Failure to do so will result in being disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post.  The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own. Prizes are mailed out by the distributor and Between the Lines cannot be held accountable for prizes not sent.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Propell Shops Review

Has your organization, group, or school ever wished that they could easily sell merchandise that had their logo on it?  PropellShops has created an easy to navigate website that will help you do just that.  Whether you are looking to make extra fundraising money or just want to sell cool, well-made products, PropellShops is for you. 
The process  is pretty easy.  Your only job is to upload the image or logo that you think would work well on a t-shirt, mug, or other great merchandise.  Then PropellShops will create a webpage just for you.  You can embed your new webpage on your website or just share the URL as a stand-alone website.  Then you are ready to make money!  It gets even better...PropellShops doesn't charge you a cent!  So even is you are unsure, give it a shot risk free.   Check out the fun shop they created just for Between the Lines!  Here are some pictures of some fun items you could buy.
PropellShops sent me one of their warm 40" x 60" throw blankets to review. My artwork was knitted directly into the throw, not printed or heat transferred, so wash after wash, the image will never fade. All blankets are manufactured using 100% hypoallergenic soft yarn, ensuring that your masterpiece is soft and cozy to snuggle up with.  There are many colors to choose from and they can even add personal text!  Unfortunately, my girls have since stolen it from me.  They love using it to curl up with to watch TV.  

Would your kids want their own blanket, hat, or hoodie with their team or school logo on it?  Suggest PropellShops at your next meeting or school function. Follow them on Facebook to keep up with all the latest news.  For example, right now there is free shipping with all orders over $50.  Enjoy!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Which Muppet Are You?

With THE MUPPETS coming to theaters next Wednesday, 11/23 in their brand new, big-screen comedy adventure, it’s time to answer that all-important question: WHICH MUPPET ARE YOU?

Don’t worry, this won’t involve turning green or growing fur, all you have to do to find out is answer the following questions:

Question 1: What do your co-workers often find in your e-mails?
A)   Hi ho! A simple and friendly greeting.
B)   A joke. They may not need it, but they’re going to read it!
C)   A demand, a self-flattering remark, and a reference to yourself in the third person.
E)   An insult.

Question 2: It’s Friday night! What are you up to?
A)   Getting together with friends. (Hoping, just this once, they don’t get too out of hand.)
B)   Knock-knocking on the comedy club’s door.
C)   Making a scene, with a paparazzi entourage.
E)   In the balcony, hurling overripe produce.

Question 3: What brightens your day?
A)   When you can get your friends to agree on something.
B)   When someone laughs at your joke! 
C)   A mirror.
E)   Getting annoyed at bright days.

Question 4: How many Facebook friends do you have?
A)   You like to hang out with your friends in person. You’re not so sure about this Facebook thing.
B)   Well, if you count the guy who likes your weekly Funny Friday posts. (Kermit, is that you?)
C)   They don’t have numbers that go that high, sweetie.
D)   LOTS!
E)   One. (Sits next to you.)

Question 5:  What is your favorite color?
A)   Swamp green
B)   Custard Pie White
C)   Pink is the perfect color. But gold and diamonds are close.
D)   Any color, as long as it’s… LOUD!
E)   Red. As in “after we watched that last act, we’re seeing red!”

Question 6: Which film is the diamond of your DVD collection?
A)   Disney’s “The Muppets” (Even if You Say So Yourself) 
B)   “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To This Question”
C)   “Breakfast (Lunch and Dinner) at Tiffany’s”
D)   “Rock & Roll High School!”
E)   What’s a DVD?

Question 7: If you could switch lives with anybody for one day, who would it be?
A)   Prince William. What you would give for a kiss from Kate! (And great security from lurking pigs.)
B)   Jason Segel. A funny man. People actually laugh at his jokes.
C)   Yourself. (By the way, most A-list actresses pick you in response to this question.)
D)   Keith Richards.
E)   Don Rickles

Now count up all of your answers for each letter.

·         If you got the most As, you’re KERMIT! You’re loyal, professional and humble. Your friends mean the world to you – even if they sometimes drive you crazy.
·         If you got the most Bs, you’re FOZZIE BEAR! You live to make others laugh. Or chuckle. Or at least chortle and maybe smile a little. 
·         If you got the most Cs, you’re MISS PIGGY! You are self-confident A diva who is not afraid to shine. You enjoy being admired. Actually, you demand it! 
·         If you got the most Ds, you’re ANIMAL! You live for Rock & Roll, big loud parties and bigger louder drums. You’re also fond of bunny rabbits.
·         If you got the most Es, you’re STATLER AND WALDORF, those two old hecklers in the balcony.  You have strong opinions which you share at every opportunity. Review offers an extensive variety of gifts for every occasion.  Whether you are celebrating, congratulating, or wishing someone well, has the perfect handmade gift basket for you.  All of their food products contain award-winning and critically acclaimed ingredients.  With the Holidays just around the corner, you should definitely take some time to browse through their wonderful Christmas Gift selections.  They have beautiful baskets to suit anyone's tastes including chocolates, fine wines, premium beers, or orchard fresh fruits.  With you will never struggle to find the perfect gift again.

Gift baskets prices range from about $34 to around $250.   If you are looking for a gift within a specific price range,’s website is easy to navigate.  You can also search for gift baskets relating to a specific theme or celebration. A gift basket would make a wonderful summer surprise for that special someone in your life!   If you need a gift quickly, offers same day delivery on many of their unique baskets.
Thanks to, many wounded soldiers at Walter Reed will be receiving a wonderful baskets this holiday season.  If you are interested in donating a basket to Walter Reed, please let me know and I will find out the details for you.  In the meantime, don't forget to browse their fabulous selections and find a basket for that special someone on your holiday list.

Disclaimer:  The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own. I received no compensation for this post.  I wrote it on behalf of two wounded soldiers currently at Walter Reed Hospital.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pink Dandy Sunday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pink Dandy Sunday Blog Hop!

This blog hop will be available the entire Sunday and will end at 11:59pm on Sunday night
A new blog hop will start again every Sunday at 12:01am CST.

Between the Lines


How does this blog hop work?

1. Make sure to follow your hosts and leave us a comment (on each of our blogs) with your blog link, so that we can follow you back:
Pink Dandy Chatter

Between The Lines
Sweeping The USA 

2. Add your blog name and the URL to one of your favorite posts on the Linky below.

3. Please follow at-least 2 blogs on the list that appeal to you

4. Your blog must be family friendly ONLY. Explicit sites will be removed from the list.