TBB Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway 2014

It’s here! Holiday season is back again and we are bringing back some of our favorite vendors (plus a new one or two!) for our annual Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve got special deals just for you for being a TBB reader. All of our participants have programmed promo code TBB2014 into their websites to give you exclusive savings.

But, that’s not all!  Three lucky readers will be chosen randomly to win one of these cool items! Read on to find out which one and how!

 

Item 1: The gift with a purpose:

I founded Priceless Life Fund inc with three other people. Our common thread is infertility animaged the fight to not only overcome it, but make it known that life should be priceless for all. The goal of our 501 (c) 3 organization is to help couples afford treatments which often are not covered by insurance. You don’t have to have suffered IF to sport our cool necklace. The sterling silver beauty is double sided, that’s right, two necklaces in one! On an 18″ chain, the entire piece is manufactured by Good Charma.  All proceeds from the sale go to help couples afford the gift of parenthood. Go to pricelesslife.org and enter code TBB2014 to get 15% off through December 20th, 2014.
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Item 2: The gift with a conscience:

The folks at floridasoapcompany.com strive to make the earth a better place. By using all natural vegan ingredients, their luxurious spa quality bath products are sure to please everybody. If you have somebody on your gift list who demands only the purest, and who wouldn’t, treat them to a basket of goodies from Florida Soap Company. Get 15% off until December 20, 2014 with code TBB2014.

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Item 3: The gift of glamour:

Who doesn’t need a little bit of old style Hollywood glamour in her life? The wrapadoo.com line of spa and home products give you glamour, comfort, and convenience. The brand’s head and body wraps are designed to keep you warm, dry, and fashionable when you are just out of the shower. A MUST have for putting on your makeup before an event, the wraps will keep your hair out of your face and makeup off your clothes. Want a little something in the bedroom? Spring for a luxurious Wrapadoo  throw. Whether you are in the bath, at the beach, or in your boudoir Wrapadoo will keep you wrapped in luxury. It’s the perfect gift for the girl who has almost everything, just ask the ladies of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Get 20% off until December 20, 2014 with code TBB2014.

imageItem 4: The gift of luck:

Good Charma is a luxury designer known for bringing good luck to the wearer and a favorite of The Real Housewives of New York City‘s Heather Thomson  and Carole Radziwill. Each charm is crafted in Bali of the finest sterling silver and gold vermeil. The pieces are all symbolic with images of love, peace, luck and positive energy. Said to “bring good luck to those who wear it“, GC ‘s designs are perfect to bestow on your loved ones for a prosperous 2015. Use code TBB2014 at goodcharma.com now to receive 20% off until December 20, 2014.

imageItem 5: The gift for him:

…or her! The EBeanie from whatsgoodebeanie.com will please everybody on your list. Trendy techie? Check! Tough to please teenager? Check! On the go athlete? Check! They will all love this stylish and functional way to keep warm, look cool, and stay in touch. The comfy skull cap hides a Bluetooth device that links to your smartphone. Chat and listen to your fave tunes hands free! Take it in the car, to the game, or on a run. When it needs a wash just pull the unit and its attached headphones  out of the hidden pocket and toss it in the machine. Comes with an easy to use charger. Get 25% off until December 20, 2014 with code TBB2014. We actually think this gift is so perfectly suited for everybody on your list that we are giving away three black What’s Good EBeanies, courtesy of What’s Good LLC, to three lucky readers. To enter leave a comment on this page and tell us who you would like to give an EBeanie to this holiday season!

*Congrats to Laura and Seth for winning the Ebeanies! Your prizes will ship Wednesday 12/17/14 !

imageItem 6: The gift of taste:

You all I know I love to cook and recently a friend turned me onto Poca’s Hottest, a line of all natural specialty sauces, seasonings, and marinades that hail from Florida. They source their ingredients from local growers and each creative name, flavor, and label was inspired by a local Floridian band. A portion of each Poca’s Hottest sale is donated to musical non-profit organizations in Florida. From now through December 20th enjoy 15% off your pocashottest.com order with code TBB2014. Gift wrapping is available on Poca’s products as well!

imageItem 7: The gift of warmth

Vincent Van Gogh said “…and what is done in love, is well done”; and this applies to the carefully constructed knits from Midwest Crochet. Founder “Crochet” Michele left a career in television to pursue her 30 year passion for crochet. The results of that transition are colorful, cozy, and sturdy scarves, hats, and ponchos. Her designs are worn and loved by the likes of Kristen Johnston, Melissa Gorga, and Kathy Wakile. In fact you have seen her magnificent cowl neck scarf (a staple in my own wardrobe) on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I get compliments each time I wear a Midwest Crochet design. Right now get 20% off at midwestcrochet.com and crochetconcepts.etsy.com with code TBB2014 through December 20th. Please note, because Michele’s designs are handmade, orders must be placed before 12/5/14 to be shipped in time for Christmas delivery. Any order placed after 12/5 will ship after 1/1/15.

 

*TBBReality.com has partnered with the above companies to bring you these special offers. All offers are good until 12/20/14. TBB does not guarantee shipping in time for holidays. Shipping rates and windows are determined by each individual vendor and vary on vendor stock and when order is placed. TBB will never share or sell your email to a third party. TBB will never email you directly unless it is to notify you that you have won a contest.

 

 

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Reality Roundup

NeNe Leakes (Source: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Happy Birthday to the ThatHousewifeGuy brand! THG turns three years old this month and we are celebrating with an exciting giveaway for all of our Reality Roundup readers! See the bottom of this week’s Roundup for details!

Is being on Reality Television really worth it? For one of The Real Housewives stars, it is!

NeNe Leakes can now add highest paid housewife to her growing resume. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has signed a mega contract for the sixth season of the hit show. The housewife turned actress will be reeling in a whopping 1 million dollars plus bonuses for the new season!

NeNe’s Real Housewives co-stars may be a little envious of her significant promotion; however, Bravo takes good care of the Atlanta ladies. Former Atlanta housewife, Kim Zolciak received a raise and her own spinoff series, Don’t Be Tardy…, last year with the second season premiering next week.  Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks received their own spin-offs as well, both of whom will be returning to RHOA next season.

Not only will Kandi and Phaedra be back, but all of the ladies will return—including Kenya Moore, Porsha Stewart and Cynthia Bailey.

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Camille Grammer is expected to sit in the hot-seat on Watch What Happens: LIVE! Monday night. Camille is set to address the reasons why she won’t be returning for a fourth season of RHOBH and dish on the hardships of her divorce from Kelsey Grammer.

“I’m so excited to go on Andy’s show,” Camille told RadarOnline. “I absolutely adore Andy, and always have a great time on the show. I have no idea what Andy is going to ask me…The stress of the divorce has taken a toll on me, and I would happily address it on Andy’s show.”

Camille also praised her former cast member, Lisa Vanderpump for her recent stint on Dancing with the Stars. “I’m a former dancer, and I know how hard that can be on your body. I was so proud of Lisa and how well she did on Dancing With The Stars. She looked incredible, and kudos to her for sticking with it when she was so sick, good for her!”

Lisa was recently sent home from the competition after dancing away for six weeks. “It’s been six long weeks,” she said. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” Lisa was the first housewife to appear on the show.

***April Showers followed by fancy shmancy moisturizer…ON US.. TBB feel fab GIVEAWAY!!***

The Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of New Jeresy collide! The Emporio Motor Group celebrated the grand opening of their new showroom on Route 17 in Ramsey with a celebrity studded event last Thursday.

Among the hundreds of guests were JWoww and her fiancé Roger Matthews, who are currently in the midst of planning their upcoming wedding.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars, Melissa and Joe Gorga and Jacqueline and Chris Laurita were also in attendance at the event to check out the dealerships luxury car line-up.

Speaking of Jacqueline, she and former RHONJ star Danielle Staub recently got into a sparring match on Twitter.

Danielle slammed the show earlier this week on Twitter, suggesting that Bravo fire the entire cast after learning about the recent brawl at the Posche 2 opening.

Now, Jacqueline is outing Danielle for sending messages to Jac’s Twitter followers—encouraging them to tweet mean things about her. Jacqueline posted screenshots of these messages, proving that Danielle has been a driving force behind some very nasty tweets.

The cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey may be reluctant to reveal whether or not Danielle will be appear on Season 5 of this show,  but we will see for ourselves soon enough! The fifth season returns June 2nd! Be sure to look for the TBB Reality team in the background! We have been at many of the filmed events this season!

Blind Item: Which two stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey argued at an event this week which ended in one pushing the other?

MobWives fans may be sad to hear that Love Majewski will not be returning next season. In fact, she wasn’t even invited to the reunion taping.

The producers of the show gave the pink slip. She took to Twitter to share, “I appreciate everyone’s support but please don’t blame @VH1 they did NOT fire me,I enjoyed working with @vh1,I was let go by left/right [productions].”

“YES this was a difficult week&it sucks to watch this little weasel lie about me&not b able2defend myself,” Love tweeted. “but this week was also a blessing!  YES a blessing! 4the 1st time since I started MW I can see ppl for who they really are&I am blessed to have some amazing REAL friends !”

Love is keeping her head up, however. And according to her tweets, she has plans to work on a new project! “Thank You all for the tremendous support I can’t wait until we are hear [sic] discussing my new project. I want to work on something REAL”.

MobWives co-star Renee Graziano says that she could not prevent Love’s fate on the show, even though her sister Jen is the creator of the series, tweeting: “Look People I wld LOVE 2 b the 1 HIRING n FIRING but I’m NOT the BOSS so there’s NOTHING I can do 2 get LOVE back.”

Ladies, have you bought your swimwear yet for the upcoming summer? Well if not, The Real Housewives of Orange County star, Gretchen Rossi has got you covered, literally!

Gretchen took to her Facebook page this week to announce the launch of her Gretchen Christine swimwear line. “Super excited to announce the launch of my new Gretchen Christine swimwear line with @LuxebyLisaVogel,” Gretchen wrote.

“We have styles for everybody type!” she continued. “Pre-orders available at http://www.swimspot.com and will hit retail stores on June 1st.”

Gretchen has become quite the entrepreneur! Between handbags, cosmetics and swimwear, this gal is well on her way to building a brand. Congrats, Gretch!

Jeana Keough was one of the original housewives, staring on the first season of The Real Housewives of Orange County and several seasons thereafter. During her time on the show, viewers got to know her children, Kara, Colton and Shane, who was pursuing a baseball career.

According to his tweets, Shane Keough  may be planning on releasing a book about his stint on the show. “My first book cover :),” Shane tweeted Friday, adding, “So excited to be a part of the team and looking forward to everyone getting a chance to read all the excitement.” He didn’t include a picture of the supposed book cover and he didn’t dish details about what the book could be about. Do you think the book is about RHOC?

I guess we will have to wait for the 100th-episode special of The Real Housewives of Orange County which will allegedly feature interviews and segments with cast members past and present!

Since ThatHousewifeGuy is celebrating its third birthday this month, I have decided to giveaway an awesome prize for all of my Reality Roundup readers! If you told me three years ago that I would be writing a weekly gossip column and mingling with stars of The Real Housewives, I’d probably laugh in your face.  What started off as a collection of RHONJ episode recaps, has turned into something I could never have imagined!

Throughout my time as “That Housewife Guy”, I have made many memories that I will cherish forever… and I want YOU to be able to capture your own memories! That is why I am excited to be giving away a Polaroid Digital Camcorder so you can take pictures and videos of all of life’s fantastic moments!

To enter, leave a comment below! Tell us–what is the most memorable moment of your lifetime? For more chances to win, click here.

March Giveaway- Sugar Snap Organizer!

Busy parents need every extra second they can get! One product that has saved me many seconds, and the embarrassment of knocking into people with my diaper bag on my way to change a public poop, is SugarSnap’s Jax diaper bag organizer.

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With labelled sections, so mommy brain doesn’t cause you to forget that snack or change of clothes, AGAIN, SugarSnap’s neat and compact system will turn any bottomless pit of diapers and toys into an over the shoulder filing cabinet. Each zippered compartment hooks to a central ring which means you only need to carry what you need when you need it! No more lugging that entire bag into that cramped bathroom stall or baby changing station! And, because we all need a little pick me up, the whimsical design has inspirational quotes sewn in each section’s interior!

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I truly love my Jax, and though it won’t make your heart race like that other Jax we talk about on here, it will make your life easier. This is why, in addition to getting one for all my new mamma friends, I’m giving one to one of my lucky readers! Simply follow SugarSNAP @HeySugarSNAP and then comment below about a time you forgot a baby essential or, moms-to-be, what you would most likely forget without your Jax!

Want an extra chance to win? Like SugarSNAP on Facebook and share your story there too! Good luck!

Browse SugarSNAP ‘s entire line of products at heysugarsnap.com save 15% with code TBB15 until April 30, 2013!

*Contest is for one Jax diaper bag organizer as shown. Contest open to residents of US and Canada only. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash value. Contest open from March 4th, 2013 to March 18th 2013.