Awesome Gifts Ideas You Would Have Never Thought Of For Valentne's Day

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my job? I know I have. I am so happy with my job because it makes your job easier. I want to show you a few products that will make great gifts. Stuff that isn't the regular gift option.

Tasty Kakes, Gold Toe Socks, and Pilot Pens. These are all great products that you can get at the store or online. I am going to show you my goody bag and tell you where to find them for your special someone.

Starting with the delicious, Tasty Kake. These guys are SO AWESOME. I don't think I have met a Tasty Kake flavor that wasn't instantly my best friend. In case you want to send me a gift, the coconut ones are my favorite.  


 For this package, I received the Sweetie Kakes, Peanut Kandy Kakes, and Tender Loving Kakes. They are SO Good!!




Here are some super awesome recipes the whole family can enjoy. It's so much getting the family all together making yummy stuff. If your little guys are not ready to be in the kitchen, it's ok, these are still good to serve them up without help.


Kiss Me Kakes

Ingredients

1 Family Pack box of Tastykake Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes
Candy melts (Pink, White or Red)
Sprinkles

Directions

Mely the candy melts in separate bowls
Dip half the Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes into the candy melt
Add sprinkles
Place on parchment lined baking sheet and let cool

Kake Kabobs

Ingredients

1 Family Pack box of Tastykake Mini Chocolate Swirly Cupcakes or Mini Peanut Butter Swirly Cupcakes
Marshmallows
Strawberries
Skewers
Chocolate Syrup

Directions

Remove strawberry heads and stems
Place strawberries, Tastykake Mini Cupcake and marshmallow on the skewers in that order
Drizzle chocolate syrup over the skewers

Temptation’s Trifle

Ingredients

1 Family Pack box of Tastykake Mini Koffee Kake Cupcakes
Whipped cream
Strawberries or raspberries
Vanilla pudding
Pink food coloring

Directions

Layer Tastykake Mini Koffee Kake Cupcakes in the bottom of the glass
Mix food coloring into pudding to create perfect pink pudding
Fold pudding into the glass
Add another layer of Koffee Kake Cupcakes
Top with whipped cream and garnish with strawberry or raspberry

Gold Toe Socks


I love working with GoldToe. Honestly, the whole family does. I worked with Gold Toe in our Christmas Gift Guide and it was such a blast. We love socks and their fit and durability make them so amazing.

In case you are guessing, socks make a totally acceptable gift for Valentine's Day especially when they are Gold Toe!

We love the styles, sizing, and options. We can find something for everyone in the whole family. From kid sizes to Aron's XL size, we are covered from calf to toe!  

The assortment of socks that came this time are awesome (as always). They are so comfortable and my favorite part of Gold Toe socks is that they don't stretch or slide. I don't know about you but I can't stand it when my shoe eats my sock.
Valentine's will never get cold feet with these gift ideas from Gold Toe:
Men’s Fashion Singles — From bright colors and funky prints to more traditional patterns, like your classic argyle, spice up one’s sock drawer with this bold yet fun collection.
Women’s Boot Socks — Whether it’s the chic crochet boot toppers, paisley and peacock floral prints or classic over-the-knee socks, Gold Toe carries a variety of trendy products ideal for revamping one's fall and winter wardrobe.
Women’s Oh.So.Soft — Designed using ultra soft microfiber polyester and nylon yarns, this line both looks stylish and feels superb to wear, allowing ladies everywhere to treat their feet this holiday season.
Kids EZ Match -- Gold Toe's kids’ sock collections serve double duty; in addition to looking fashionable, the quality socks also feature the  EZ MATCH® sizing system — ideal for households with multiple children. The number of gold rings on the toe indicate each sock size, alleviating the stress of mismatching socks in the laundry.
Gold Toe can be found at retailers nationwide such as Macy’s, Kohl’s, JCPenny and Amazon, as well as, goldtoe.com

Pilot Pen

Pilot Pen has a reputation that we all love and trust. I have worked with them several times and I have never been disappointed. I love the quality and the smooth writing and the comfortable grip that I know I can expect with Pitot. 
Pilot's G2 Limited —Pilot's signature G2 gel ink pen dressed up for the occasion, the G2 Limited combines the unsurpassed smooth writing of G2 gel ink with a premium metal barrel in rich matte color, premium metal accents, and a comfortable color-coordinated rubber grip. The perfect go-to pen for any Valentine looking to add a bit of style and sophistication to their everyday tasks. Pilot’s MR Retro POP — With vibrant colors, energy and motifs of the late 1960s and 1970s paired with the premium materials and quality of the MR line of pens, the MR Retro POP Collection brings a whole lot of personality and magic to the holidays.  Featuring premium brass barrels, stainless steel accents, and nibs that are standard to the MR Line, MR Retro POP incorporates new striking pops of color and coordinating retro patterns on ‘middle ring’ designs. 

I hope these gift ideas find you well and help you finding great gift ideas for even the pickiest of gift recipients. Not everyone has the same tastes in the holiday festivities but everyone loves feeling special when they get a gift. 

I received these for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. If you have any questions about these products please feel free to email us directly at [email protected] or [email protected] 

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Chocolates with a Love Note inside The Wrapper: Baci Perugina

Valentines Day is right around the corner and I have been trying to find the best gift ideas to share with you. There is an amazing company that I hadn't even heard of until now but I am so impressed.

Some traditional Valentines Day gifts include candy, cards, flowers, jewelry, and other sweet loving things. I love the conversation hearts and everything sweet honestly. Baci Perugina takes this to the next level. This delicate and amazing flavor is an amazing treat. I have never had anything like it.

Baci Perugina sent me a complimentary box of Dark Chocolate with whole and chopped hazelnuts and a cardboard VR Headset to see the 360 tour. It's so neat.  The video is a few minutes long and the whole video can be moved from any direction from the ceiling to the floor or the ground to the sky.

See for yourself the 360 video tour on youtube Click Here or type  Baci© Perugina©: a 360° video experience in your Youtube App to see in virtual reality.
Check out the video here-->>
The video is so informative. It starts in   the early 1922 with a love story. How sweet! I love being able to share awesome love stories with you guys. 

Every individually wrapped chocolate has a special love note inside. That makes this a special gift inside of a delicious treat. These are the kind of notes that stick with you and really feel special. What I love even more is they are written in other languages too. 

They offer so many sizes in their store too so there is enough for everyone. My girls LOVE them! I had to stash 
Find Baci Perugina on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

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Get Paid To Blog~ How I Made 10K (and still going) On Tomoson





I sat down and looked through my income report a few days ago and realized that I made $10,000 from a single website since I started blogging. If you're looking for a way to get paid to blog, Tomoson is definitely the way to get started.


It wasn't an overnight miracle that helped me make my first $10,000; it was a lot of hard work @aarlreviews. (Tweet This)


I have completed over 1,200 campaigns successfully on Tomoson, and that number is still climbing. Tomoson is a site that uses special software to match influencers (and micro-influencers) to potential review opportunities that helped me grow Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews into a work-from-home business that I can truly be proud of.


I get asked about my blogging all the time by my amazing readers. Some are already blogging and some want to start blogging. For those of you who are just beginning, this will help you earn a real income from home!


WHY REVIEWS AND PROMOTION



So many people have asked me why I started doing reviews. To be honest, I have no idea why it happened; it just did. I love it! I write reviews and promote products socially to help companies get their messages out there. I have made some amazing clients and new friends by doing what I do.


I didn't go to school for internet marketing, but I didn't need to. After starting my blog and signing up with Tomoson, it was easy to find information about how to grow and how to promote my writing. Connecting with companies and making money from highlighting their products was a definite perk once I connected with Tomoson.


I review beauty products one day and baby products the next. Many companies choose to work with me because of my flexibility and reviewing ability. It is always an adventure. I do get to choose what I work on, without anything being forced on me. That is the beauty of it. I will get into that in a little bit.


I began my blogging career completely out of survival. I lost my job, and I had a feeling that I needed something more than the regular grind and I was right. I needed the ability to work from home while being my own boss. I needed to do something that would give me control over my schedule. At the time, Aron was going through a lot physically and needed me available.


By blogging, I am able to work from anywhere. It's so cool. Sometimes we are sitting in waiting rooms for hours. I can work from there. Seriously, this gives me the freedom to do what I want.




HOW DID I START?


When I started reviewing, I was a complete beginner with nothing but drive and determination. I wasn't confident in my pitches, I had nearly no online presence, and I didn't know where to turn. Unfortunately, I didn't have a few years to turn my hobby into a career. I needed to make money right away.


While getting great products at no cost might be a great opportunity for other bloggers, I knew ahead of time that opened face creams and phone chargers wouldn't pay the electric bill. I wanted needed to make a living from my blogging.


So, the next question, where did I start? The only influencer site that didn't turn me down and helped me build my reputation was Tomoson. They worked with me when I was a brand new blogger, with baby stats and little confidence. Back then, my 11 page views a day (Thanks, mom and Jamie) was so exciting, and I was working hard for my first 100 followers milestone on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Tomoson helped me get through those small milestones by helping connect me with companies and by showcasing my ability - an ability I had no idea I had until all of this started. I just passed my 2-year blogging milestone and my social following blows me away. I do believe that the support on Tomoson and the connections I have made, has made all this possible.


I created this website with the help of my supportive sister and turned those 11 page views into over 160,000 monthly readers and over 71,000 followers on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and You Tube. I even have nearly 2,000 email subscribers.


GETTING STARTING WITH TOMOSON


It is so easy to start with Tomoson. There are no minimum requirements.


Go to the main page at www.tomoson.com and create an account.




When you create your account, add in all of your social channels and link your blog to it. This makes an easy to use media kit so companies can find you and see where their product promotions are. It's important to continue to grow your personal and professional network.


When you do this, it shows companies your social reach and they can see how well you engage your audience.


It is very important to focus on your engagement. Your engagement is the interaction on the links/posts that you verify. There was a platform upgrade on Tomoson awhile back that shows more features of the bloggers work. It took some time for me to "get it". Tomoson thinks of everything for their influencers. CLICK HERE for a great article on how to get your engagement up.


While I haven't mastered engagement *yet* I know that as I focus on reaching more readers, this will build with time. See? I'm always learning new skills to help grow my business.


KNOWING MY WORTH


Learning my worth was tricky. When I began blogging, I knew that a simple little Facebook post didn't cost me anything but a few minutes of my time and so I wouldn't charge for social shares. I was also grateful for the awesome products I was receiving and didn't want to feel greedy.


But what was that doing for MY value? My blog is a business, MY BUSINESS. I'll tell you a little secret: businesses don't work for free. Determine how much time will go into each campaign and then decide how much that time is worth.


If anything sticks with you about this post please let it be one thing, you are an asset. YOU are worth it. YOU can be your own freedom.


MEDIA KIT


Set up your media kit to reflect your ability. Show off all that you do. Remember, charge what you are worth. Your time and ability go into your work.




Tomoson offers an amazing dashboard where you can write your Pitch, which attaches to each one of your applied campaigns. This is where you can introduce yourself/blog to the company and tell them the basics about what you can do for them.


There is a pitch template at the top of the media kit so you can edit at any time without delay. It is ready instantly.


There are separate entries for each section. You can fill it out for what it will cost the company to have you do each task. It's set up like that so you can add a dollar amount per social account, per category.


Sponsored Content
Social Mention
Unboxing
Feedback
Social Deal


FINDING CAMPAIGNS


Finding campaigns to work on is the most fun part of the process. There are SO MANY to choose from. For me, I like to review things that I know something about so, you know... everything. Humor aside, though, I like being personal with my reviews. It's easy to see if the product works well and it does what it's supposed to but, fitting it into real life situations is challenging at times. The most successful reviews are ones that solve a problem, so use that when you begin writing.




The dashboard for available campaigns is really easy to navigate too. There are tabs at the top so you can pick what you are looking for. All Campaigns, Easy Approvals, Freebies, Deals, Paid.


What does each part of the campaign mean? Each campaign is on a separate tile on the dashboard and has all the information you need to decide if it's something you would like to work on.


Here's a breakdown of a tile you might encounter on the Tomoson dashboard:




The code at the top is the campaign number and the words next to it are the campaign title. Clicking on that will bring you to the campaign page for a complete description. Lower down (left-center) on the tile is the company name. The kind of campaign is listed under the company name. To the right of that will let you know if it is a freebie, social campaign, or if it is paid (Sponsored Content). For sponsored content, it is listed what the budget is per influencer. Their budget is what they are expecting to pay each influencer.


The row of icons across the bottom of the tile show you what is expected of you for the campaign. Some companies may want you to highlight their product on one or two social media platforms, while others may want a full product review on your blog.


The APPLY button is where the magic really starts to happen. When you click that button, that means you like what you have seen up until now and you want to get it.




Applying does not mean that you will get the product. What it does is shows the company that you are interested. They will go over all of the applications and let you know if you have been approved. If you are not notified of an approval, you did not get it. If you don't get it, it's ok. Don't stop applying.


Qualifying for a campaign is really simple. The company lists if there are any specifications. Some want higher numbers than others. A little advice on that is, if you want it and you don't make the qualification, send them a message and let them know what you can offer them so that they can see why you would make a great fit. It's okay to show them that you are more than just the numbers.


I have gotten approved for so many campaigns because I took the initiative to contact them and I didn't take an easy NO. I am the queen of rebuttal. There is a compromise in all of this. Like I have already mentioned, this is a business.


MESSAGING THE COMPANIES


I do recommend being open to the companies. There are many reasons to contact them; codes for ordering, agreeing on a price, agreeing on tasks, and checking in for updates. It's important to stay on top of it.


Once in a while there will be a product code that doesn't work or you'll need an extension because of shipping. Don't be afraid to ask for these things. By staying on top of my campaigns and having contact with my companies, I have completed all of these reviews with 100% verification. Super High Five to myself!


ORDERING PRODUCTS TO VERIFYING TASKS




Ordering products and verifying tasks are really simple. The tasks are listed right on the verification page. If there are any special instructions, they will be listed on the green button on the right side.


I hope this post helps you get going on Tomoson and leads you to your 10K. I have done all of this from my living room, mostly in my PJ's. Some on the road, traveling, you name it. The main thing is, I did it for myself without the stress of working for anyone else.


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This post was written by me on behalf of Tomoson an Influencer Marketing Agency. All thought and opinions are 100% my own.

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Blogger Opp Rustic Pathways $500 I Love Travel Giveaway

Blogger Opp:
$500 Rustic Pathways 
I Love Travel Giveaway



2/1 to 2/15~1 Winner~Open to US
Sponsor
Rustic Pathways
 Host:
Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews

Blogger Opp #RusticPathways $500 I Love To Travel Giveaway Free and Paid Options #BloggerOpp #Giveaway @aarlreviews http://bit.ly/2iDy9mI ~Tweet This


Each blogger will receive up to 3 Free links  
for posting and promoting this giveaway 
Giveaway Date
2/1 to 2/15
Open to US
 Giveaway will be 2 weeks long. Make sure if you are purchasing links they will be valid that long. We don't want blank entries.


Prize:  
$500 Traveling Certificate that may be used for either airline or hotel)

The more bloggers promoting ~ the bigger the results ~ the more giveaways we get to do together.

Sign Up Here or Below
Co-Hosts Needed
$5 for 5 additional links (up to 8 total) plus a backlink to your blog.
Adding social links $1.50 each or 3 for $4, limit 3
 (link to specific post required)
This includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, etc
Daily links $2 each or 3 for $5 (Limit 3)
Daily Comments, retweets, post Shares, email sign ups, secret word, etc
(link to specific post required)

Posting will be required within 24 hours of launch. I hope to see you there.

If you have any questions about this giveaway please email Amy at [email protected] or [email protected]
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Enter for a chance to win the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro 10.8 Giveaway! 20 Winners!

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Enter for a chance to win the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro 10.8 Giveaway!

20 Winners!

 

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About the prize

EaseUS Data Recovery Software

Have you ever lost data due to accidental deletion, emptying the recycle bin or the 'shift + delete' command without backups? Now you don't have to worry because there is a safe & DIY data recovery solution! Did you re-partition and lost data? (I did that once and had to pay a fortune to have an IT guy fix it) There are many instances where this EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro will work. EaseUS data recovery software also supports data recovery after system crash, hard drive error or failure, virus attack, unexpected power off, etc. This is one of those things that when you really need it you wish you would have purchased it ahead of time. Enter to a chance to be one of 20 winners to win 1 activation code for EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro. (a $89.95 value each!) Can't wait or didn't win? Purchase your own EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro here.

Use coupon code* V9S-6SF-N2U to receive 50% off. Expires 2/16/17.

Valid only for EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro.  

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Our giveaways are a success and the main reason is because of our awesome co-hosts and participating bloggers!
Be sure to visit their blogs and support the blogs-it benefits everyone. Like, follow, subscribe!

And now for the very best part-the giveaway!

Giveaway details:

Giveaway dates: 1/16/17 1 am CST - 1/30/17 11:59 pm. CST Open Worldwide One set of entries per person. Prize: Twenty winners will each receive 1 activation code for EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro 10.8! ($89.95 RV each for a total of $1,799 value total!) Please read the rules here before entering.
*IMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways received compensation for this giveaway.
Disclaimer: None of the other blogs that posted this giveaway are responsible for issuing the prizes. The sponsor listed above will be awarding the prize(s) to the winner(s). None of the social media platforms are affiliated with this giveaway in any way. If you would like to sponsor a giveaway like this, email [email protected] and I will respond within 48 hours.
 

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Levoit Hand Carved Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp Giveaway

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Sponsored By: Levoit

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner Will Receive: 

A Levoit Hand Carved Natural Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp! ($120 RV)

The Elora Salt Lamp is amazing! The Levoit website states that “Each lamp emits ions that counter-balance electromagnetic radiation caused by your household appliances, reducing physical fatigue, stress and sluggishness. This natural ionization pulls harmful contaminants and allergens out of the air so you can breathe easier and enjoy more restful sleep.” How can that be anything, but good?!

Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 1/15 9:00 AM EST through 1/31 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received a Levoit Salt Lamp at no cost to facilitate the above-mentioned review. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.
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Welcome to the 2017 Perfect Pairings Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Neocell $100 Credit Giveaway!

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Welcome to the 2017 Perfect Pairings Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Neocell $100 Credit Giveaway!

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

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Below is a small example of their products.

Glow Matrix

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Beauty Bursts

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Biotin Bursts

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/1/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Welcome to the 2017 Perfect Pairings Valentine’s Day Gift Guide ABX Yoga Mat Towel Giveaway!

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Welcome to the 2017 Perfect Pairings Valentine’s Day Gift Guide ABX Yoga Mat Towel Giveaway!

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Welcome To My Kitchen

My Crafty Zoo

Life in a House of Testosterone

Babushka’s Baile

Here We Go Again ready

Optimistic Mommy

My Silly Little Gang

IMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways

Mom Are We There Yet

Java John Z’s

JamericanSpice

The Homespun Chics

Giveaway Gator

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Now more about our sponsor in this giveaway!
There are 5 winners and each will receive the

ABX Yoga Mat Towel

ABX Yoga Mat Towel
See the review HERE.
$139.85 total rv

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 2/14/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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