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JohnBoosWalnut Tenmoku_1Deliciously Savvy is Hosting another Giveaway and this one is super exciting! This giveaway is for a new style of cutting board from the John Boos Co. You see them all over The Food Network and Every Cook Wants One! The American Black Walnut Tenmoku Cutting Board in American Black Walnut Is Their Newest Addition ($202 RV)!!! They are made in the USA and custom made when ordered! They are the most fabulous cutting boards…. a True Treasure for life! Enter Today and Good Luck!

Sponsored By ~ John Boos Co.

Hosted By ~ Deliciously Savvy

Co-Hosted By:

Michigan Saving and More / Amy & Aron’s Real Life Reviews / Capri’s Coupons / Heartbeats~ Soul Stains / Virtually Shanae / Java John Z’s / Romania and Missions / My Silly Little Gang

PLUS a Big Thank You to all of the Blog Participating and Promoting This Fabulous Giveaway! You are The Best!

1 Lucky Winner will receive this cutting board to add to their culinary tool collection!

This board is 20″ x 15″ x 2″, weighs 11 pounds, retails for $202, Made in the USA and they send you the board oil to keep it perfect always!

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1 LUCKY WINNER will receive the The American Black Walnut Tenmoku Cutting Board ($202 RV) From John Boos Co!!

And Now The Giveaway!!!

Giveaway Dates ~ 8/04 9PM EST until 09/04 9PM EST

Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only.

Any Questions Email Melissa At mcushing7 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

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in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.
This giveaway will end at 9PM (EST) on 09/04/2015.
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Thanks to Katherine Rothman of KMR Communications, I am giving away some Demaflage for one lucky winner to try.




Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

More than 3.5 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are diagnosed in the United States every year

The worst thing about skin cancer is that left untreated, it can kill you. A secondary concern is worrying about the scar one may be left with after treatment.  Patients won’t know how bad it will be until the doctor starts cutting and learns just what the cancer is like. This is particularly nerve wracking when the cancer is on the face. The good news is that now there is Dermaflage, the first at home cosmetic that functions as a second skin to fully cover skin cancer scars on the face and body.


The recessed nature of these imperfections cannot be effectively hidden using makeup, leaving expensive and often ineffective medical procedures as the only viable option. Far superior to traditional cosmetics and concealers, Dermaflage fills and conceals the recessed area. Used improperly, makeup can look cakey and does not effectively fill the sunken areas of the skin. Dermaflage is translucent to let your natural pigment come through, flexible so that it moves with the skin, water proof and lasts all day.


·         Invented by a Special Effects makeup pro – used by TV/movie stars

·         3D silicone scar filler that fills and conceals instantly

·         Non-irritating, non-allergenic 3-step application

·         Non-invasive – no injections, no pain

·         Dermatologist & clinically tested

·         Matches your skin tone

·         Can be applied to skin cancer scars on the face and body

·         Lasts up to 36 hours- even while swimming or showering


Kim Greene, veteran beauty and special effects makeup artist with over 50 Department Head Film and Television credits. “I use Dermafage personally to conceal a Mohs scar above my lip from having skin cancer. As a professional makeup artist in film and TV it’s a staple in my kit to use on my actors to conceal scars including those caused by skin cancer removal. The Dermaflage is nearly invisible. I also use it to create realistic makeup special effects since it mimics skin so well.”

Dr. Carl Soderstrom, Illinois Board Certified Dermatologist “Silicone in skin products is amazing. I have been using Dermflage for a couple of years now and the results are unbelievable. Scars can be covered cosmetically and concealed for hours and days-instantly. What I like the most is chicken pox scars, acne scars, and post trauma or surgical scars that are depressed can be filled to perfection. Color matching is easy, and most of all, patients love it. I have seen no adverse reactions in my patients.”


Step 1: Prime

Step 2: Apply

Step 3: Texture


·         Don’t ever apply liquid foundation over the top of Dermaflage

·         Always use less Dermaflage than you think you’ll need

·         Mineral based powders work best with Dermaflage

Retail Price: $50.00 for a starter kit. Multiple applications. 

Silicone Arts Labs is a product innovation company in the cosmetics and medical industries. Their largest product, Dermaflage, is a scar and wrinkle concealer that uses silicone to replicate the unique tone and texture of user’s skin — vastly outperforming other solutions on the market today. The company’s innovation engine is based on the combination of the science of facial prosthetics and the art of Hollywood special effects. Their breakthrough cosmetic products empower and inspire their customers to feel more confident.

This giveaway is open to the U.S. only and ends on May 31, 2015.  Please use Rafflecopter to enter.

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Please note, I have not tried this product.  By holding this giveaway, I am not endorsing it, just giving my readers the chance to try it.  I have not been paid to do so and am not responsible in any way for the results the user gets with the product.

DellBill and I went across the boarder to Portland, Oregon recently.  It’s only a 5 hour drive with an hour stop for lunch in Seattle, Washington.  It’s a trip we usually make 3 times per year.

While we were their, we decided to go to Frys Electonics so I could look for a new lap top.  I picked up a Dell Inspriation, on sale for $288 with 500 GB HDD and 4 GB Ram.  I figured it would be good enough for what I need it for.  Basically my office away from home.  So, basically just Office, email, and internet.

After I got it home and went through the registration, the first thing I did was load Notron Antivirus on it and uninstalled the antivirus that came with it.  The I went on the internet.  Pages were very slow to load, I mean, slower than molasses in January!  Now you can’t blame it on our internet connection, we have the highest speed internet possible.  After all, Bill and I both work from home, so the extra cost is worth it.  No, it was definitely the computer.

Then, I tried to watch a You Tube Video.  It took 5 minutes for the video to even start and when it did, both the picture and sound kept stalling.  However, sometimes a video on YouTube does that, so I tried several more and none of them worked.  I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t a problem with You Tube so I logged on to my PC and tried to watch 3 of the same videos I tried on the new lapTop.  All 3 loaded in seconds and worked fine.

I phoned Dell’s technical support and they took remote access to try to fix it.  They updated drivers and when that didn’t work, they did a factory reset.  They told me it could take up to 2 hours to finish.  When Bill got up in the morning, it was at 80%.  It took 14.75 hours to complete.

Then it was time to start all over.  However, this time I didn’t even bother installing Norton first.  I went straight to the internet and experienced that same problems.  That was it.  I told Bill that there is a Frys in Renton, Washington, about a 2.5 drive away. The return policy was 30 days and I took advance of that.

At least we picked a beautiful day for a drive!  In the mid 60’s and sunny.  We even popped open the sunroof for part of the drive.  The return was fairly quick and then we stopped at one of our favorite vegan restaurants in Seattle after making the return.

The best part about the Dell Inspiration computer?  It inspired me to take a road trip and return it.

What I learned? Sometimes you relly do get what you pay for.  It turns out the laptop had a cheap Celeron Processor.  They are known for being cheap and slow.  I won’t be making that mistake again.  Also, make purchases like this closer to home for easier returning.

My advice? Look for a laptop with a Pentium processor or possibly AMD.  Today, we went to Best Buy, 15 minutes drive away.  It’s a HP 15-F118CA and was on sale for $399.  It has a Pentium processor with 750 GB HDD.  I will be trying it out and then let you know my verdict on it but I am pretty confident it will be a much improved option.