Saturday, June 11, 2011

No Streaks!

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Black Diamond Granite Cleaner Review and Giveaway


The worst thing ever is to clean your home to a brilliant shine and oops! all the shiny surfaces are streaked. No matter how much you wipe, with some cleaners you can't get rid of that "hey look at me I was just cleaned (sort of)!" rainbow streak.  It's annoying.  And depressing.  Well, not with Black Diamond Granite Cleaner!  Seriously, it leaves NO streaks of any kind and marble, granite and tile are left with a clean clear and classy surface. Plus a big bonus, no rinsing required!

We tried out the Black Diamond Granite Cleaner on both shiny black granite tile as well as ceramic tile.  The pH neutral cleaner worked fantastic on both surfaces.  We were happy to learn that by using this cleaner, the factory finish is maintained and it will not harm any sealers.  It is also 100% biodegradable and safe for daily use on all your kitchen, bathroom and other counter tops and tiles like marble, travertine, limestone and quartz.  The scent is not overpowering or chemical-smelling at all, just lightly clean smelling.

Yep, I'm sold!  This cleaner is a keeper.  Now if I could only get a maid to come in the bottle.  Would you like to win your very own 32oz. bottle of Black Diamond Granite Cleaner?  Here's how!

The Giveaway portion of this post is now CLOSED.  Congrats to our winner..... Traci!!

Just follow these rules to enter the giveaway.  Be sure to leave your email in your comments if it isn't in your profile so we can find you if you win.  Thanks!  

MANDATORY ENTRY
*1) Visit Black Diamond's GetCleanersOnline.com and join their email list for special discounts, savings and coupons!  Sign up in the upper right-hand corner.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES, complete as many or as few as you like:
*2)  Like @BrilliantSR8 on Twitter.  Leave a comment and include your twitter name. 
*3)  Follow @ArtsyChaos on Twitter.  Leave a comment and include your twitter name.
*4)  Like Black Diamond on Facebook.  Leave a comment with your facebook name (first name, last initial). 
*5)  Like the Artsy Chaos Facebook fan page.  Leave a comment and include your facebook name.
*6)  Follow Artsy Chaos with Google Friend Connect (in the right sidebar--->).  Let us know you follow.
*7)  Tweet this giveaway.  Leave the URL to your tweet!  You can tweet once daily if you'd like, just come back and leave a comment to let us know.  Or, if you'd prefer, share on facebook or another social networking site. Just leave the URL in a comment and let us know (once daily).

Sample tweet:
#WIN Black Diamond STREAK-FREE Cleaner!! @ArtsyChaos @BrilliantSR8 http://tinyurl.com/3foq2bd #giveaway #green

Good luck to everyone! 

Giveaway ends June17, 2011 at 11:59 pm MST.  Be sure to leave your email or  have it in your blogger profile so we can find you if you win.  Open to the US only, 18+.  Winner will be selected by a true random generator.  Winner must respond to winning email in 48  hours or a new winner will be selected.
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Thursday, June 09, 2011

The Sound of Sunshine

Music is inspiring. Music is healing. Music brings energy and happiness. If you feel that all of these are true and you enjoy a little bit of reggae mixed with a jazz sound, thrown in with a bit of folk and rock beat with a hint of rap, then you must listen to the uplifting musical soup of Michael Franti & SpearheadCaution: you may feel the need to jump up and get moving!


Making a difference figures prominently for Michael Franti, not only in his music. Michael is an advocate for peace, stopping violence, and an artist with a conscience. When I read this about him it made me stop and think. As parents, neighbors and just as human beings we should live with a conscience and strive for peace and understanding. If we raise our children to be selfless and treat others with care and compassion, our world might be just a little bit closer to peace for all. What a wonderful thought.

The Sound of Sunshine is Michael Franti & Spearhead's newest album, full of lots of sounds for your ears to chew on.   This is perfect listening for outside summer activities as well as getting the kids moving around the house.  

Would you like to win your very own copy of The Sound of Sunshine?  Here's how!

The giveaway portion of this post is now CLOSED.  Thanks to everyone who entered!
Congrats to our winner... rubymoonstone!

Just follow these rules to enter the giveaway.  Be sure to leave your email in your comments if it isn't in your profile so we can find you if you win.  Thanks!  

MANDATORY ENTRY
*1) Leave a comment on this post and tell us why you'd like to win.  Easy!

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES, complete as many or as few as you like:
*2)  Like @MichaelFranti on Twitter.  Leave a comment and include your twitter name. 
*3)  Follow @ArtsyChaos on Twitter.  Leave a comment and include your twitter name.
*4)  Like Michael Franti on Facebook.  Leave a comment with your facebook name (first name, last initial). 
*5)  Like the Artsy Chaos Facebook fan page.  Leave a comment and include your facebook name.
*6)  Follow Artsy Chaos with Google Friend Connect (in the right sidebar--->).  Let us know you follow.
*7)  Tweet this giveaway.  Leave the URL to your tweet!  You can tweet once daily if you'd like, just come back and leave a comment to let us know.  Or, if you'd prefer, share on facebook or another social networking site. Just leave the URL in a comment and let us know (once daily).

Sample tweet:
#WIN @MichaelFranti & Spearhead's newest Album http://t.co/mCAuR5K #giveaway #music

Good luck to everyone who enters!
Giveaway ends June23, 2011 at 11:59 pm MST.  Be sure to leave your email or  have it in your blogger profile so we can find you if you win.  Open to the US only, 18+.  Winner will be selected by a true random generator.  Winner must respond to winning email in 48  hours or a new winner will be selected. If you have previously won this product in another contest, you are not eligible to win again.  No compensation was received for this article and all opinions are honest and unbiased.  Your experience may differ.  Thank you to EMI for providing product(s) free of charge for review and the giveaway prize(s).  Facebook and/or Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway promo.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

The Great American Backyard Campout and The Biggest Tent on Earth!

Yep.  We now possess the largest tent ever made for a family on a budget; the "Mountain View Vacation Lodge".  Just in time for The Great American Backyard Campout!

Ain't she a beauty?

We have been needing wanting to purchase a new tent for quite some time now.  Our old tents are just that... old.  Plus, they're either missing their rain fly, leak, have a hole, have broken poles or are missing something else.  We actually didn't go camping at all last summer because of the tent situation.  So now, we have the biggest tent ever made for a family!  This tent is 20x11 and has 3 rooms and a canopy. It's HUGE.  It makes me happy.

The new tent is also here just in time for The Great American Backyard Campout.  Every year, the National Wildlife Federation supports Great Outdoors Month by coordinating this nationwide even in the US.  Anyone and everyone can participate!  You can camp as a group, with friends or family, or even alone.  Campouts take place in backyards, on patios, in parks and established campgrounds.  If you can camp there, it's a campout.


We encourage you to join The Great American Backyard Campout on Facebook and register online for great ideas on camping activities, tips, packing lists and more!

Let's get outside and enjoy nature and the company of our friends, family and neighbors!!