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Xtava: Straighten up without spending the buck$ #SummerVibes

Xtava can straighten your hair up with plenty of benefits!  This one has great features & we’ve got tips for you!

Summer Vibes Giveaway Hop

Straighten up without spending the buck$ 

Thanks to Xtava Hair Straightener!

Xtava Infrared Straightener: Straighten up without spending the buck$ 

Ladies we all like to look fabulous as often as possible, we know that.

But dang looking good can co$t! And to be real for a minute, not all of us have the know how to make our looks match the salon results. So what’s a poor girl to do?

Don’t sweat it we got you!

Xtava Infrared Flat Iron Hair Straightener

Yes, this is the one!

Professional 2 Inch Dual Voltage Ceramic Flat Iron with Temperature Control For All Hair Types

Flat Iron for Hair with Auto Shut Off with Travel Case

Yes, this is the answer!

A great product for an even better price, this bad boy is the go to tool to put “mum-bun” back to bed!!

It’s got some great settings that I’m really loving! My favorite? The varying temperature settings! Xtava has 10 settings and auto shut off after an hour! I love that! It’s also great that it has a heat resistant travel hair case so if you are on the go, you don’t have to wait for it to cool to get your bags packed up!

So about those settings… there are 10 settings to choose from on an LCD digital display from 265 to 445 degrees Farenheit so that you can find the temperature that works best for your hair.

For fine hair start at 265-300

For ‘normal’ hair start at 300-380

For thick or coarse hair start at 380-445

Another feature that I think is awesome is that it heats up in 90 seconds, there’s that 60 minute auto-shut off, and it has an 8 foot 360 degree swivel chord that you can lock in place when you are using it with just a double click of the power button!

Of course, there’s also a 2 year money back guarantee. Those are awesome!

Get Yours Here!

Check this out! If you are needing some tips and tricks you are not alone!  We’ve also got some fabulous tips to keep you from frying your hair while you learn to style your hair perfectly!

Win the xtava Infrared Straightener #21


Sabatier Edge Keepers: Self Sharpening Knives

Kitchen Knives are essential to any well stocked kitchen.  A dull knife won’t cut things properly and are more likely to cause accidents!  I’ve encountered that on more than one occasion and it’s not fun!

We’ve recently had the pleasure of reviewing the Sabatier Forged Stainless Steele Knife with EdgeKeeper.  We’ve got a ton of knives, but really feel like we can never have too many.  haha.  This is why we have the magnetic knife strip on the wall, we have a second but haven’t gotten it up yet.  As you can see from the picture, it’s time!    If you don’t have one, I highly recommend them as they keep your knives from harm and can be kept high enough that the kids can’t reach!

Sabatier Edge Keeper Knives

Sabatier Self Sharpening Knives Review

I was crazy about the idea of the knife case having a built in sharpener, as so many people tend to toss the knives in a drawer or run them through the dishwasher, causing them to become dull pretty quickly.  I’ve known quite a few people who are guilty of this one!  Personally, we have a Rada knife sharpener that has been absolutely spot on for sharpening knives for years!

Chief and I both tried the knives out and had different opinions.  We also have very different cooking styles.  He leans more toward a pseudo professional chef and I’m an Okie cook.    My dear, sweet husband isn’t a fan of not using his own sharpener, but he did succumb to my convincing after a bit!  Since he was actively cooking he didn’t figure out how to place the knives in without causing damage, but we did learn that if you apply pressure at the wrong times it will cause slight gauges to the knife.  I fixed them by learning how to do it correctly….

While Chief ZooKeeper may not have enjoyed the knives I had a better result.  When I used it, the knife sharpener worked just fine.  I found that when you put the knife in or pull it out of it’s sheaf, don’t press it onto the sharpener but instead do it at an even level.  Don’t worry, while you are learning the curve it has a limited lifetime warranty!

Overall, I think these are pretty good knives!  And for those who haven’t yet found their favorites,  this may be the knives that they end up loving the most!  I have come to believe that a kitchen knife is quite similar to a pocket knife, everyone has to find their own favorite!

Alex & Me Starring Soccer Superstar Alex Morgan And Exclusive Blog App!

Have you heard of Alex & Me yet?  This super exciting soccer film will inspire the whole family!

Alex & Me Soccer Superstar Family Film!

**“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”**

When I was a kid, soccer was my jam!  I was on a really good team and made every practice and game.  We worked hard and we played hard.  That year, we even had the entire team come to my soccer themed party at the skating rink!

So yeah, maybe I just dated myself.  That’s okay.  Kids today will never get how great so many things in the early 90’s were!  Or perhaps I’ll just never get over it.  haha.

Moving on…

Alex and Me Blu Ray! Work hard, play hard, succeed!

Alex & Me features Alex Morgan, scoring her movie debut!  I love watching kids get their time to shine!  It also features Siena Agudong, one of the Nickelodeon stars of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and  Star Falls.

The movie features an uplifting story of a young female athlete who learns how you need passion, determination and self-worth to make all of your dreams come true!

I love that it teaches so many wonderful lessons and inspires young girls!  I feel like it’s a very important factor to raising smart, confident and successful young girls!

Alex and Me Blu Ray

Alex & Me

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Teenager Reagan Willis (Agudong) has one dream – to play soccer like her hero, Alex Morgan. Her bedroom is a shrine to all things Alex, including a life-size poster of the Olympic gold medalist. Yet in the Willis house, Reagan lives in the shadow of her prep football superstar brother, Logan. When Reagan fails to make the cut of the premiere local soccer club team and is humiliated by her rival Claire, she’s certain her ship has sailed. But after accidentally hitting her head, Reagan’s poster of Alex Morgan suddenly comes to life and everything changes!

An Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion with a penchant for goal scoring, Alex Morgan is one of the top soccer players on the planet, currently playing forward for the United States Women’s National Team and the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League. Away from the field, Morgan is also an accomplished author of “The Kicks” series, a collection of chapter books filled with wonderful messages of empowerment for young girls. The first The Kicks book, “Saving the Team,” debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Alex and Me Film Still Shot

Eric Champnella (Thunderstruck, Mr. 3000, Eddie) wrote the Alex & Me screenplay and is also making his full-length feature debut as the film’s director. Alex Morgan serves as co-producer. Producers are Mike Karz (Blended) and William Bindley (Mother’s Day). Todd Williams (The Illusionist) is the executive producer.

Jerry Trainor (iCarly) also stars as Nigel, a less-than-reliable youth soccer coach, alongside Matt Cornett (Bella and the Bulldogs) as Reagan’s brother, Logan; Colin Critchley (Legends of the Hidden Temple) as Reagan’s soccer-playing pal, Ben; Chuiti Tiu (Nashville) as Reagan’s mother, Ann Wills; and Jim Klock (True Detective, Scream Queens) as Reagan’s father (and biggest fan), Joe Wills. Jessica Treska (HBO’s upcoming Sharp Objects) plays Reagan’s arch-rival, Claire.


• Getting to Know Alex
• Aspire to Inspire: Success in Hard Work
• Soccer, Script to Set: A Playbook on Alex & Me
• Outtake

Enter to Win Alex and Me on Blu-Ray! #Giveaway Ends 6/30

How to Hang Your Flat Screen Safely on Drywall with GripIt

Grip it Plasterboard TV Kit is perfect for mounting televisions safely on drywall.  No more worries about anything falling or not finding a stud!

How to Hang Your Flat Screen Safely on Drywall with GripIt

If you are like me and stink at finding studs or are just terrified you’ll be mistaken, this may be exactly what you are looking for!  The fear of a television falling is real, especially if you have small children (or just really love your super expensive TV)!  The Grip It is here to eliminate that problem!

A Funny Story & Grip-It Giveaway

A Funny Story

Funny story I’ll happily share with you.  I wanted to hand a towel rack over the toilet in our bathroom.  We wanted a giant shower, so we gave up everything else, including storage space.  Anyway, I hung the shelf up, it looked perfect just like I knew it would.

Then one day, as my husband is indisposed, it fell.  Yep.  Whatever you just imagined happened.  It was stacked with towels and he was not in a position to catch.

When I say I’m bad at finding studs, that’s real.  And for the record, even thoughI’m supposed to be sympathetic I’m laughing as I type the story.  Seriously, tears!

Let that be a lesson to those of you who are capable of these things but refuse to do them for your spouse or friend.  You could be the next one underneath…

Hang Your Flatscreen Safely on Drywall with GripIt

Grip It 1″ Flat Screen Anchor Kit

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  • Grip It is very easy and quick to install. Simply Drill, Tap and Turn on any drywall or hollow wall for ultra fast installations. Includes quick adjustment feature by turning the 2 small screws to the left.
  • Each screw come in universal sizes and with an added drill bit. It is also compatible with any standard size screwdriver. Made from heavy duty and durable metal materials to ensure that it lasts longer and to avoid chipping or loosing the thread.
  • The Grip It works great for hanging wall mounted / tilt and swivel brackets. Safe and secure, can support and hold heavy loads of up to 400 lbs of weight. It can safely hold any standard sized television, radiators, speaker, picture frames, kitchen cupboards, water heaters or any type of wall accessories.
  • Removable and reusable screws that are ideal for Dot and Dab wall installations. Suitable for all plasterboard types (1/2” to 5/8”) without the need for battening or additional anchor points. It also works on insulated plasterboard types.
  • Manufactured from high industrial grade, durable materials that can withstand heavy loads. Made in United Kingdom (UK).

Grip It 1" Flat Screen TV Fixing Anchor Kit

If you are looking for an excuse to buy a new TV, use this one.  haha.  I


‘ll use anything I can, working on using my Grip It to get a bigger television.  LOL.  I’m not having much luck…

Win the Gripit TV Kit #4

Pork Jerky #MothersDay #Giveaway

Check out this review! All natural This Pork Jerky is fantastic!If you are a jerky fan, or just looking for a delicious snack, it’s time to try this amazing pork jerky from Crooked Creek Farm!  Being from Oklahoma, I have had my share of jerky, both beef and deer!  However, I had never had PORK jerky!  Being a very dedicated carnivore, I wasn’t about to turn down the chance to try it out!

Mothers Day Giveaway Hop sponsored By @CrookedCreekCountryFarmStore


We received a variety pack to explore and it was not disappointing in the least!  It included the original, spicy, and mango habanero.  They all had great flavor and were certainly delicious, but my favorite was the spicy pork jerky!  Normally I’m notable to have spicy stuff but this one was right on the nose!  I shared a piece and Chief Zoo Keeper was a fan as well.  Unfortunately, for the sake of this review he wasn’t able to have anymore.  Haha.

Crooked Creek Farms All Natural Pork Jerky Review#MothersDay #Giveaway Crooked Creek Prize Pack: All Natural Pork Jerky & Tee

Crooked Creek Farm Pork Jerky Variety Pack

Original 100% Pork Jerky

Original Spicy 100% Pork Jerky

Mango Habanero 100% Pork Jerky

All of their jerky was very good and greatly enjoyed!  It’s absolutely perfect for taking as a snack anywhere, especially on hikes and picnics!  One of the many things I love is that they offer a subscription service!  No need to worry about re-ordering, just set it up and be prepared for your automatic snack delivery!  Also, earn rewards for every month you subscribe!  How awesome is that?

For those of you who are health conscious, this snack is right up your alley!  There is no added MSG, hormones, or anything promoting growth, and it is antibiotic free!  It’s also Made in the USA.  Added bonus!  For those of you outside the USA, I have been told that they are working on being able to ship to both Canada and the UK.

Crooked Creek Farms All Natural Pork Jerky

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Get a 10% coupon when you join their mailing list and also use our code when you order!


1 Lucky Winner will Receive a Variety Pack & a Crooked Creek MD T-shirt!

Wanted to give a Huge Shoutout and Thank you to

Review Wire Media & Chatty Patty’s Place

for putting together this fantastic giveaway Hop!

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Spring Lugz: Win to keep those Feet Dry!

Lugz Giveaway Ends April 25

Welcome to the Lugz Theta Boots Giveaway!

Thanks for visiting and joining our giveaway!  I can say with all honesty these boots are super comfortable and are one of my favorite pairs!  We have some amazing products in our Spring Gift Guide and there is a linky where we hope you’ll add your favorite Spring projects as well!  We want it to be as fun as possible!

Sponsored By: Lugz

Hosted by: Social Media Warriors

For More Amazing Products and a Super Fun Spring Linky, Check them Out, add your favorite links at:

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Fab Working Mom Life

Spring has begun and it’s time to start getting out and getting dirty!  Hiking, gardening and plenty of Spring Showers!  These boots are ready to get on the go with you!  We have paired up with Lugz to bring you this fabulous giveaway!  These boots are not only crazy comfortable, but they are perfect for jumping from puddle to puddle and keeping those feet dry!  Check out some of their fantastic styles here!  Which pairs would you love to rock???

One winner will win a pair of Lugz Theta Boots. You can read My Crafty Zoo’s review  Lugz Theta Boots. Giveaway will run from April 5th to April 25th. Good luck to every one who enters.

Open to US.  Must be 18+

New Entries can be made daily!

Giveaway Dates 4/5/18 to 4/25/18

Be sure and check out my Winner’s Choice Giveaway!  

Disclosure:   Social Media Warriors and all participating bloggers are not liable for sponsors who fail to deliver prizes.  No social media is responsible for this giveaway.  All entrants must be US residents (military base addresses outside the country are eligible) and ages 18 or over.  Winner will have 48 hours after being contacted to respond, after which they have forfeited their prize and a new winner will be chosen.  If you would like to participate in an event like this, please contact admin @ mycraftyzoo .com