Rayovac Named International CES Innovations 2014 Design and EngineeringAward Honorees

Rayovac has been named one of the International Consumer Electronics Association Innovations Design Engineering Award Honorees.  So excited for this phenomenal team!  One of the thrills of working with Rayovac is getting to collaborate on their innovative products.  Rayovac continues to lead the electronic industry in their "Lasts as Long" batteries, flashlights and electronic products. I was overjoyed when I received the latest press release in relation to their latest innovations and it involves the Award!  

"Rayovac, a worldwide leader in battery power and innovation and a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB), announced today that two of its products, the Rayovac Emergency 2 Hour Power mobile charger and the Rayovac 15-Minute Battery Charger, have been named International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honorees. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
“At Rayovac, we have built our success on combining innovative technologies to develop products that make our customers’ lives easier”
The Rayovac Emergency 2 Hour Power comes ready-to-use and provides a mobile phone with two additional hours of talk time for those unexpected emergencies. Having eliminated the outlet from the charging equation, Rayovac has successfully created a portable charging product that can rescue any mobile device from a dead battery. The Rayovac Emergency 2 Hour Power mobile charging device, which has a shelf life of 10 years, provides instant power to Apple and Micro USB mobile devices." 
Yes, Rayovac will be attending the International CES 2014 Conference which takes place January 7-10 in Nevada. At the event, Rayovac's groundbreaking 2-Hour Power portable charging device will be honored for outstanding product design and innovation. 

These 2-Hour Power Portable Chargers are innovative for all of you techies.  


Look how small and sleek.  These will be life savers for our tech generation.  Now, you've got power!  Thanks to Rayovac. 

Rayovac will also showcase a brand new line of portable chargers that will be added to its already spectacular product line. New products include a 7-Hour Power that uses rechargeable batteries, a rechargeable phone boost now compatible with Apple lightning tip and much more.  

Rayovac will be at the International CES 2014 debuting an extension to the portable power line.  How awesome is that.  If that is not enough, I am over the moon about this next innovation… the15-minute Battery Recharger! 

Just so you know, we CANNOT wait for this 15-minute Battery Recharger!  Wahoo!  These going green, recycling, energy-efficient Carolinians cannot wait for it…. 

Rayovac 15-minute Battery Charger

Rayovac's recognition at CES 2014 will be one for the ages!  Here is more information on the Press Release by Business Wire .  Keep up with Rayovac by following their social media pages:  Facebook and on Twitter: @rayovac 

It is so fabulous that Rayovac id keeping ahead of the technology growth so that we can all stay connected longer and stronger.   

Warmly, Carolina Mama

*FTC Disclosure:  I am a Rayovac Power Blogger.  This post is sponsored by Rayovac. All opinions are my own. 

C. Wonder for All Your Holiday Fun #UnWrapWonder

It was a delight to Host the C. Wonder Holiday Shopping Event in Charleston, South Carolina last week.  We had a blast and I fell in love with C. Wonder.  The King Street locale was everything you could imagine!  Thank you Nicole of Mom Trends for partnering with Carolina Mama to Host the C. Wonder Holiday Shopping Event. 

C. Wonder King Street Charleston, SC 

Then the Fun began with amazing items like this Women's Monogram Bangle Bracelet. 

The C. Wonder Mascot Pink Reindeer Welcomed us all.  He lit up the night. 

We became good friends. ;)  He was too cute.  This is the whimsical and 
beautifully colorful look of C. Wonder. 

A few of my Favorite C. Wonder Things!  I Adore the love of all things Monogramed at 
C. Wonder.  Whether it is the Home Goods or the Jewelry or the Clothing, C. Wonder 
has just the right items for your family, friends and co-workers. 

Check out my table.  I love the classic Leopard Print Clutch, and the Monogramed 
Decorative Boxes were hits all around the country. 

C. Wonder Favorite Things Charleston, South Carolina

It was wonderful to have Jocelyn from the Phi Mu Sorority at College of Charleston there to celebrate and shop.  And she represented Phi Mu's Children's Miracle Network which is the Charity for the evening as C. Wonder donated 10% of Proceeds to the Charity.

 Then we got a little goofy and tried our best California Girl looks.  The whole C. Wonder experience
is fun.  It is a perfect Girls Night Out.

More Wonder like this great zebra everything bag - the large or small are cute enough to carry as a day clutch.  Maybe an iPad case.  The possibilities are endless.

Here is another look at my favorite things table…
did you see the Chevron Throw? Love this.  And love 
my favorite Niece who enjoyed the evening with us. 

 Mrs. Haynes WON the Gift Card Giveaway!  I loved her Belt and Buckle Choice she purchased before her win.  So yes, she is a fan!  Her belt was a beautiful reversible Silver and Gold medium
width belt with a gorgeous crystal buckle.  I could see this lasting many years. It looked stunning on
her .

 Get your Monogram on at The Monogram Shop. Are these not beautiful.  We loved all the combinations from Chevron, to the C. Wonder logo to houndstooth and more.

LOVED the Speedy Handbags.   Are these not SO chic!  I love them and the prices are so 
reasonable.   Let's just say, it is on the Wish List. 

Next up are the beautiful Monogram Mugs!  These were a favored item 
at the Charleston party.  So great for gifts and friends.  
Just saying, these Monograms are Special to me.  :) 

And the Winner is…. before the evening was over, we held the C. Wonder 
Gift Card of $75 Winner Drawing!  A local Charlestonian WON so you 
know she will be back at C. Wonder so soon. 

And the Winner is Mrs. Haynes!  What fun!  I know she loved C. Wonder 
because she was checking out her items at the register when we called her name! 

Had a fun time with Anne of C. Wonder, she was a delight to work with and was so great with suggestions.  She has such a great C. Wonder look. And, Anne, Thank you for helping us this evening. 

 My best John Lennon. LOL  The sunglasses were really fun.  At C. Wonder you can fine all kinds of fun gifts and treats for everyone including your Pets.

We had a fabulous evening.  We LOVED our time together and I had to snap a fun photo of the 
entrance on King Street of the C. Wonder Store Front. :)  Too cute.  All the beauty 
just gets you in a fun mood.  So yes, I am ready to go back to C. Wonder Charleston stat. 

Thank you all of our Charleston Friends for joining the Holiday Shopping Event.  And a 
hearty Thank You to C. Wonder and Mom Trends for Hosting us.   Until 
next time, we love you C. Wonder Charleston. 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by C. Wonder and Mom Trends. , All opinions are my own. 

Shabby Apple Dress GIVEAWAY!

We LOVE our Shabby Apple Dresses!   The Shabby Apple Dresses are unique.  And Feminine.  They are very detailed and Made in the USA.  I love the classic looks.

Look at this timeless New Nutcracker Dress that is just in.  This beautiful Navy dress is simple and elegant like most of the Shabby Apple Dresses.  I love the Navy.

Look at this lovely Kelly Green Gondola Dress.  This is one great go-everywhere dress.  Love it. 

Here is a  the favorite - the Grey Maxi Piazza Navona.   Love these in the Roman Holiday collection.  I am smitten with a fun Maxi so this one is awesome.

Win this Save the Date Dress in Size 8.  It is adorable and great for you or a friend.  What a great gift!  The color is a classic green and the neckline is so feminine and unique.  I love it.  And so will our Winner.


1) Leave a Comment saying Where you would Wear this Dress.  
2) Leave a Comment on my Facebook Page, have you worn Shabby Apple Dresses before now.  

*Good luck.  Contest ends December 21st at Noon EST.  All the Best! 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure:  This Dress was provided for a Reader by Shabby Apple.  All opinions are my own. I love the Shabby Apple style and dresses. 

Charleston C. Wonder #UnWrapWonder Holiday Event

It's Holiday Time and You are Invited to Join Me as I host a fabulous Holiday Shopping Event by C. Wonder of Charleston, South Carolina on December 12th from 4:00 - 6:00pm.   Thank you to C. Wonder and MomTrends for the joy of getting to work together and celebrate Fashion and Holiday with everyone at this Holiday Shopping Event.

Invite your Friends, Family, Moms, Sisters to this fun Holiday Shopping Event in Downtown Charleston.   Come enjoy this special evening of wonder, cheer and some amazing styles by C. Wonder.

C. Wonder will keep it Merry with 30% Discounts to Shoppers on the Night of this Event, December 12th.  PLUS C. Wonder will have sips and sweet treats as well as providing a Giveaway. One happy girl will Win the $75 C. Wonder Gift Card given at each C. Wonder Holiday Party Location.  RSVP to ensure you are entered to Win!

Click here to RSVP for the Charleston C. Wonder Holiday Party on 285 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina.

Here is our Invite just for you.  Again, the Charleston Party is December 12th from 4:00-6:00 pm.  

Charleston, South Carolina
 C. Wonder 285 King Street, Charleston, SC 
Hosted by: Malise of CarolinaMamaBlog.com
RSVP here  This event is being hosted from 4pm-6pm

Hope to see you there and we can all work on our Holiday Shopping Lists together.  I will certainly have some fabulous favorites ready to share.

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by C. Wonder and Mom Trends.  Hostesses are compensated for Hostessing the Event.  All opinions are my own.  

Veggie Tales 40% OFF Storewide and FREE Shipping on NEW Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas

Great news this Cyber Monday!  Veggie Tales announces their newest DVD "Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas!" 

And Veggie Tales has announced a 40% OFF Sale Storewide! And FREE Shipping!  Get the Code here.  See this post for complete details. 

We LOVED Reviewing this ALL NEW Veggie Tales with Si Robertson of Duck Commander on Duck Dynasty.  As a brand new character for Veggie Tales, Silas "Si" Robertson is the Wise Okra!  Is that not a perfect fit for Uncle Si! :)

Our family LOVED the all--new-song "Light of Christmas" performed by Owl City and TobyMac!!!  Of course, we LOVE TobyMac "eye on it!"

We LOVED seeing our all time favorites like Larry the Cucumber as Merry Larry, the Mall Elf!!  We have been watching Veggie Tales all our Tigers' lives.  So Larry is still a favorite.  We also love Bob the Tomato as Phillip Fleagle who lights the lights display like no other!

We love the heartwarming tale of this movie that is centered around Compassion for Others and the True Meaning of Christmas!  I have to admit this has been a fabulous way to start our Christmas season. We have been able to talk as a family about having Compassion and Selflessness this holiday season.

Each year, our family tries to help others at Christmastime.  As you know, we LOVE to work make Operation Christmas Child Boxes that help children around the world.  Also, we like to serve others in our community who are less fortunate.  This is a powerful way to keep our family focused on Christ and to encourage others in the love of Christ.

Here is a sneak peak of Si Robertson "Behind the Scenes of a Merry Larry and the True Meaning of  Christmas!"

Enter to Win: "Very Merry Christmas with Si Robertson"DVD from Veggie Tales! Leave a comment for each step below. More chances to win! :) 

1)  Leave a comment below as to who you would share the DVD with in your life;
2)  Follow "Veggie Tales" on Facebook and tell them your favorite Veggie Tale so far; and
3)  Leave a comment on Carolina Mama Facebook page telling us your favorite Veggie Tales character. 

All the best to everyone.  Contest ends, December 10th at 10pm EST.  Leave a valid email address for Winner contact. 

Here's how to order with 40% OFF today CYBER MONDAY and receive FREE Shipping: 

Offers expire 12/02/2013.  Discount does not apply to Gift Cards, Personalized CDs and DVDs and items already on sale such as a $3.97 DVD or #3.97 CDs and the 20 Pack DVD set.  Otherwise, shop and enjoy the sale!  

Here's how to order and receive FREE shipping with coupon code HOLIDAY13  See details on the Veggie Tales site for example All FREE SHIPPING offers only valid for Shipping addresses in the 48 contiguous United States only. 

Have Very Merry Christmas! 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Veggie Tales.  All Opinions are my own. 

CYBER MONDAY {WEEK} DEALS: Rayovac Holiday Cyber Deals

Happy Black Friday and Cyber Monday / Week! :)  We love some good ECommerce sales! :)  

Rayovac Holiday Cyber deals are on!  Rayovac has 25 new holiday bundles – with discounts you wouldn’t believe! 

Check out the Rayovac Bundle Deals and Ecommerce Offers:


Rayovac Holiday Cyber Deals!  Each offer is different so find one that works for you.  You can SAVE up to 60% OFF of all existing bundles for Holiday savings.  Look at the ones WE LOVE:

1)  The Platinum Rechargeable Bundle!  Our family is over-the-top into recycling.  So the Rechargeable Bundle is sweet.  WE love recharging our batteries for lots of our devices.  

2)  The Everyday Camping Bundle!  We love all the Rayovac options for camping.  


My sons love using Rayovac Batteries in their Nerf Guns and … 


Their Remote Control Trucks. :)  The Rayovac Batteries last longer. 


Follow along on the Rayovac Facebook Page for regular deals and savings!

Warmly,  Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure:  I am a Rayovac Power Blogger.  All opinions are my own. 

Butterball Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

It's Holiday Time and it is also Butterball Turkey time! :)

You know we love our North Carolina, Butterball Turkey each year!  We have loved working with them each year to share the Butterball Turkey goodness with you.  So, if your family is like ours, you will enjoy a Butterball Turkey for Christmas or any other Holiday Meal that is special! :)  So yes, we're kicking this off Thanksgiving week and you will have for any convivial meal in December or even January!  Now, let's go Butterball!

The Butterball website is so helpful for family cooking.  Checkout the website for Turkey Calculators & Conversions.  Just type in the number of family members and guests that will be dining with you and Butterball will tell you all the details like the exact number of pounds of turkey you will need.

For example, if you are hosting 6 adults and 8 children - you will need about a 16 pound Turkey! :)

So without further ado, this is the post where someone, one lucky reader, will WIN A Butterball Gift Certificate to pick up your own Butterball Turkey!!  Value $20.00.

Also, remember to Thaw your Turkey!  :)  That means take it out of the Freezer now. :)  Or, purchase one that is NOT Frozen. :)   And check out the Butterball Cookbook Plus APP!  So cool!

So without further ado, this is the post where someone, one lucky reader, will WIN A Butterball Gift Certificate to pick up your own Butterball Turkey!  Value $20.00.


1) Leave a comment below telling us if you will be Hosting Thanksgiving.

2)  Visit us on Carolina Mama Facebook and tell us if you are Hosting! :)

3) Use the Butterball Calculators & Conversions to tell us how many pounds your Turkey will be!

Contest ends Friday, Novembert 29th, 2013 at 10:00pm EST. 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Butterball.  All opinions are my own. 

*Many Congratulations to Norma our #1 Commentor was chosen by Random.org. 

Skirt Sport For Active Women Review and The BIG SALE

There is nothing like working out in a fabulous workout outfit like those I have discovered from Skirt Sports.  !  I LOVE having discovered SkirtSports.  Their athletic wear is incredibly comfortable and functional!  You have seen me running our Races in these awesome outfits so I want to give you the full rundown.

Everyone who know me, knows I love dresses and skirts.  I am truly a Southern Girl so what can I say.  Good raising by my sweet Southern Mama.  At any rate, I love the fact that Skirt Sports makes it possible and fashionable :) to work out in gear for women.  A skirt!  And they are very cool, fun and functional skirts!  :) SkirtSports are Fun, Feminine and Functional. I LOVE what Founder, Nicole DeBoom says, "When I am working out, I want to look like myself.  I do not want to compromise my femininity! ... To Look Pretty!"  She is a woman after my heart!  An athlete, feminine and loving it!  Thank you, Nicole! :)

Here is what I chose for my October 5k.  LOVE the Plaid!  Is is called:
Aberdeen Print.  I am smitten.  So fun. 

Let's get to some fun . Check out the SkirtSport "Tough Girl Skirt."  Isn't it cute.  I LOVE the details.  The fit is fabulous and comfortable all at once.  And ladies, thanks to Nicole, we have something that is well made, the quality is unmatched!  And it is feminine and modest.  Seriously, I do not want to be all uncovered and you know, when I am in Pilates or Running or in Strength Training.  So I don't have to worry!  The SkirtSports outfits are fitted yet generous and modest.  Good for me, I don't have to worry.

Here are the details on the Tough Girl Skirt: 

Features & Benefits
  • Built in pants with slight boot-cut
  • Two panel outer skirt
  • Non-chafing flatlock stitching
  • Two pockets to fit tissues, glove liners and more
  • Sonic Music Port under waistband for headphone cord
  • Skirt length on a size medium: 13 inches in front, 14 inches in back
  • Inseam lengths: XS: 31 inches, S: 31 1/2 inches, M: 32 1/8 inches, L: 32 3/4 inches, XL: 33 1/2 inches, XXL: 34 1/2 inches
  • Moisture management fabric: 91% Nylon / 9% Lycra

Now, let's talk a little Tech.  Check.out.the.tech support on this skirt!!!  This loop hole is for your ear buds!  Awesomesauce!!!  I love the ease of this feature.  This helps your earbuds not pull loose or get caught while you are running.  

Here we are Race ready!!! :)  I LOVE it!!  Check out my Gemini Reversible Jacket!!  It is an 
incredible jacket from SkirtSports!  This jacket is so comfortable.  I have to admit I LOVE wearing it 
on this side pictured.... 

The inside is a fleece lining!  It is super lightweight and cozy!  
I wear this jacket A LOT!  Running, Running Errands, at Home, etc.  

Here are the details on my Gemini Reversible Jacket: 

Features & Benefits:
  • Reversible (wear fleece or laminate side out)
  • Front length (Medium): 26”
  • Semi-relaxed fit
  • Waterproof and wind-proof, breathable four-way stretch laminated fleece
  • Laminated side has two hand warming pockets and one 5” zippered back pocket on middle back
  • Fleece side has one chest pocket accessible from both sides
  • 1.5” droptail back
  • 3M ScotchlightTM Reflective Material elements for low light visibility

Fabric: 100% Polyester
Weight: 130/gm/m2
Flexible four-way stretch tricot with lamination
Ultra lightweight, breathable

My family and I before our Fall 5K.  We had such a great time. 

And we had a Medal Winner in the Family!  So happy for our sons - they won 
3rd and 4th Place in their Age Division!  :)  (Only 1st through 3rd won Medals... so we 
walked through it cheering up Winner without a Medal.)

Here is my complete SkirtSports outfit pre-race!  I was so happy to have this 
stylish and fashionable new workout outfit for the Fall.  

Everyone at the Gym tells me they LOVE my SkirtSports outfit!  Seriously. 
It is awesome to workout and feel good and look good! 

Happy Team post-race! :)   Happy, happy, happy, Runners! 

So all you active ladies and hey, Moms, this is awesome gear for everyday Mom activities! :)  Thank you SkirtSports, we LOVE working together and supporting the best of Ladies Fitness Gear!

Check out the SkirtSports BIG Holiday SALE 40%-60% OFF!  :)  

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by SkirtSports.  All opinions and obsessions are my own. :)