Monday, December 2, 2019


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Thursday, November 21, 2019

It's (Ugly Sweater) Christmas Time!

It's that time of year once again!  Oh yes... the time has come for the... Ugly Sweater! 

Do you have an ugly sweater? One that just reeks of inappropriate yuletide sentiment?

Yeah.  Me, too.  

But I wanted another -- less inappropriate -- sweater this year.

Enter  They are a fabulous company with some hysterically "ugly" sweaters, sweatshirts, pajamas, and more.

From the company: Our ugly Christmas sweaters have been featured on such TV shows as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Like with Kelly and Ryan, and The Ellen Show.

So much fun browsing the website and finding the perfect Ugly Sweater for the office Christmas Party, shopping, the big game, or just a fun day at home!

The wonderful folks at generously allowed me to choose a couple of sweaters for Mike and me.

Doesn't happy husband look sharp in his BALLS sweater?

 You can see why he won't be wearing it to Church! You CAN find it here.

And mine?  It's from my favourite Christmas film: A Christmas Story!  It features the fragile Leg Lamp! How cool is that?  And even better? It lights up with twinkling lights!

(I had to get Mike to hold it up as it was about 80 degrees...)

You can find the Leg Lamp sweater here. 

There are so many great designs to choose from! And it's such fun to browse the selection, you'll be laughing so much!

The amazing folks at have generously offered one of my readers a chance to WIN an ugly sweater for their very own!  Just follow the instructions and choose the sweater you most want to win!

CONTEST RULES: Open to USA, only. 18+. Contest will end at 11:59 p.m. December 1, 2019. Gathering My Roses is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

DISCLOSURE: I received two items for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and based on my own use of and experience with those items. I received no monetary compensation.


Monday, October 21, 2019

TV Store Online: It's a Halloween Spooktacular Giveaway! Ends October 25, 2019

It's almost HALLOWEEN!  The good folks at tvstoreonline have generously offered my readers a chance to WIN a spooktacular giveaway!

Tv Store Online offers an amazing array of costumes for Halloween as well as other events such as role-play, cos-play, Christmas, etc.

My youngest daughter still loves Halloween and will dress in costume as often as possible.  So... I decided her costume for this year:  The TARDIS! Yes, Dr. Who fans... oh yes!

The famous police booth tardis is a hooded, Kigurumi one-piece costume / pajama. One size really does fit all!

Is this not adorable? Functional, too!

There are so many costumes to choose from -- you WILL find one that meets your needs.

From kids to adults, TV Store Online can't be beat.

Now, for the marvelously spooktacular giveaway!

Just fill out the form below for your chance to enter to win! 

RULES: Open to USA, 18+.  Giveaway closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday October 25th. Gathering My Roses is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

DISCLOSURE:  Gathering My Roses received a Halloween Costume for the purpose of review. We received no monetary compensation. All opinions are our own and are based on our own use of and experience with the product. 

Monday, September 2, 2019

#GIVEAWAY! Back to School with #BackToSchool, the Detroit-based movie, television, and comic book apparel and costume company seen on Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, The Ellen Show has generously offered my readers a fantastic Back to School giveaway!

Shopping for school is never as easy as it looks, right? Well...  TVStoreOnline has made it easy!  Search your favourite pop culture themes and purchase items that tell everyone that you are in the know!

Love hoodies?  Me, too!  And so do my sweet grandbabies!

I was blessed to choose two:

The Paw Patrol hoodie in bright red for my little man, Slade.

The so-adorably fun Rainbow Dash hooded sweatshirt for my princess Kinley!

Aren't these just amazingly cute? Yet, completely stylish and functional!  There are so many style and themes to choose.  From music to comics to television to movies to games.

#BackToSchool has never been so much fun! is giving one lucky reader a FREE item from one of these categories:
Shirts or hoodies!  Just pick the item you'd love to win and follow the entry directions below!

Enter via the Giveaway Tools form.  Giveaway open to 18+, USA only please.  Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 8th. 

I received two items from for the purpose of this giveaway.
I received no monetary compensation. All opinions are my own and based on my own use of the item(s).
Gathering My Roses is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

Monday, August 19, 2019

Pop! Boom! Bang! Cake! #RECIPE

Pop Boom Bang Cake by D. Talcott

2 quarts popped popcorn (unsalted)
4 cups Cheerios (use favourite flavour)
1 cup raisins (optional)
1 ½ cups nuts (your choice)
1 cup M&Ms (plain)
4 Tablespoons Butter
1 10 0z. package Kraft Marshmallows

In a very large bowl mix together popcorn, M&Ms, Cheerios, nuts, and raisins.
In a saucepan melt the butter and marshmallows over low heat.
Stir the melted ingredients into the popcorn mixture.
Put into a lightly buttered bundt cake pan or 10-inch tube pan.
Press down using wax paper.
When it has cooled, remove from the pan and slice when ready to serve.

VARIATIONS:  Add ½ cup Reese’s Pieces.  Use various flavours of the Cheerios. 

***First Published in Cross Country Stitching (Jeremiah Junction).***

Monday, August 5, 2019

Christmas In July: WINNER


Danielle S said...
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Thank you to all who entered! 


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Christmas in July: Ugly Christmas Lounge Pants Review and Giveaway! Ends Aug 2, 2019

It's Christmas! In July!

Who doesn't love Christmas?  I know I do.  It is, in fact, the time of year I love the most! One of my most cherished traditions is watching A Christmas Story with family.

I've never had an ugly Christmas sweater -- truly!  I DO have the most ghastly vest, however.

When given the chance to review a pair of lounge pants from I jumped at the chance.

Happy Husband wears lounge pants every night (all day Saturday and Sunday if possible).  They keep his legs warm. 

The very first pair to catch my interest are the pair I got for Happy Husband. 

This is the very essence of A Christmas Story, paying homage to the Major Award... The Leg Lamp and, last but not least, PINK NIGHTMARE!

Mike loves them already.  He says the pants have a nice, non-binding waistline and plenty of leg room.  

Aren't they adorable?  They are so soft, too.  Snuggly soft... Ahem!  The front has a drawstring closure.

How would you like to own a pair for yourself (or maybe someone else)?

Just follow the directions:

Leave a message in the comments section:
1. First Name, Last Initial
2. Email address so I can contact you if you win
3. Visit Ugly Christmas Sweater and pick out the style you like best. 
4. Provide the link or the Style Number in your comment
5. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on August 2nd, 2019.

I received a pair of Lounge Pants for the purpose of review.  I received no monetary compensation.  All opinion are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.

Gathering My Roses is not responsible for lost / unclaimed prizes.
Prize will be shipped to the winner by the Sponsoring company. 
Gathering My Roses is not responsible for lost / unclaimed prizes.

Friday, March 8, 2019


CariPRO Ultrasonic Manual Electric Toothbrush  #SmileFearlessly #SmileBrilliant


For 20% off cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrushes: gatheringmyroses20

#DISCLOSURE:  Product received free in exchange for honest review.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Help, please, for my daughter.

 This is my eldest daughter, Michelle, and her family. She has had two cancer scares and two surgeries in the last month.
 Her family is hard-working, but medical expenses have taken their toll. I know that you will help if you can, and I appreciate this more than you know.
 If you cannot help financially, may I please ask for your prayers.

 Thank you so very much!