Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A jar of Coffee Body Butter Lotion from Moody Sisters Giveaway / Review $10 Value

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I am a Mother, Wife and Cancer Survivor.  I wear my scars and stretch marks with pride!!  I know these "road maps" on my body help tell my story.  But, then I again if I am able to find a product that will help minimize the appearance of my "road maps"  I am willing to give it a try.

So when I was given the opportunity to review and giveaway a product from Moody Sisters; I immediately raised my hand.  As in the past I had the chance to try out their Moody Sisters Dry Skin Cream and LOVED IT!

So what did I get to sample this time?

Moody Sisters Coffee Body Butter.  No this is not a dessert or something to smear on your toast in the morning for a pick me up!

This Coffee Body Butter is an amazing smelling, super soft lotion that does remind me of butter.  As it just melts in your fingers when you apply it to your skin.  And then it leaves your skin soothed and smelling heavenly!  I like that is seems a little goes a long ways so a jar will last quite awhile.

Coffee Body Butter can be used on dry skin, by gently massaging it in.  And this natural butter is able to stimulate and hydrate your skin.  So according to Moody Sisters it can help the appearance of most moms troubled skin areas.  Troubled areas that include cellulite (yes...I think most of us are guilty!) which are typically on our thighs and bottoms.
This body butter is made from coffee infused oil and other essential oil combinations that all have important nutrients to help stimulate and hydrate your skin.
And I have to mention that Moody Sisters make their Body Butter fresh weekly with natural earth derived ingredients.  They also support Organic, Fair Trade, Non-GMO, Small Businesses and NO Animal Testing!!!
And that is not all.  This Body Butter doesn't contain chemicals, dyes, fragrances, parabens or sulfates!
  
So who wants to win their own jar of Moody Sisters Coffee Body Butter?

Enter below and best of luck!  Don't forget that Moody Sisters is on Facebook and have a coupon newsletter so you don't miss out on any great Moody Sisters discounts.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Daddy & Co. Lounge Pajama Pants Valentine's Gift Giveaway / Review $44.95 Value



Look what came in the mail today just in time for Valentine's Day!!!

It is a pair of Daddy & Co. Lounge Pajama Pants for my hubby.  I can't wait to surprise him with this fun, comfortable and stylish lounge wear.

What a great Valentine's Gift Idea for Dad .... and Daddy & Co. is allowing me to giveaway one pair of their lounge pajama pants to one lucky winner for the perfect Valentine's Day gift.  Isn't that great?!  The winner even gets to select what style and size they want!

I selected the Red Hot Daddy Pajama Pants as a Valentine's Day Gift for my husband.  But Daddy & Co. offer three different styles which range in size from Medium to 2XL.
I think there are many positive features when it comes to Daddy & Co. Lounge Pajama Pants.
1) An adjustable drawstring waist.
2) A wide size selection to get the perfect comfortable fit for your special loved one.
3) Three fun styles that will make a statement around the house.
4) They are the perfect weight and fabric (95% cotton and 5% spandex).  As they are not too warm or too cool.  So they will be perfect for cold winter nights and even warmer spring days.
5)  And I know my hubby will love that they have pockets.  It seems like that is a must for him.
6)  This is my favorite point...I know he will look great in these!!!
Thank you Daddy & Co. (formally Daddy Scrubs) for offering great Pajama pants and more on your new and updated site.  I really like your quality products for expectant, new, active and experienced daddies.  I can't see how else you are going to expand your offerings during 2014!  You guys are amazing!!  Happy Valentine's Day!. 

Make sure you check out Daddy & Co and when you find what you would love to buy don't forget to use the Coupon Code "BLOG14".  As this code will save you 10% on your purchase from Daddy & Co. 

Now enter below to win a perfect Valentine's Day Gift for the Dad in your life.

JOLLY TIME Pop Corn and Super Bowl Sunday! Pop Corn Giveaway

Disclaimer: JOLLY TIME Pop Corn provided me with a free samples of their product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product and giveaway.


Who's ready for Super Bowl Sunday?  Do you have your snack foods picked out already?  Are you a die hard snacker; who doesn't care about how many calories each and every bite has?  Or do you enjoy snacking but want to make healthier choices?


And another question to think about....Do you have children?  Are they going to watch the Super Bowl with you?  Or do you need to find something to entertain them with?


Well I have ideas for both healthier snacks and entertainment for your children...


Why not get some JOLLY TIME Pop Corn (enter below for your chance to win a free coupon) and a great seasonal movie to keep your children busy and happy?  And not only do you need to pick up some microwave JOLLY TIME Pop Corn for your children but pick up a few extra boxes for yourself and guests.


I love making healthier food choices but do not enjoy giving up flavor.  So JOLLY TIME offers Pop Corn which is made with the Smart Balance blend of oils which is the perfect snack choice.  Did you know that popcorn is low in calories and high in fiber, whole grain and antioxidants?  This new is music to my ears and waistline.  And JOLLY TIME Pop Corn is Non-GMO and gluten free!!!


JOLLY TIME provides the perfect healthy snack with its new Butter and Butter Light Microwave Pop Corn made with the Smart Balance unique blend of oils, with zero grams of trans fat naturally and absolutely no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.  I love that it doesn't leave a nasty coating on my tongue and roof of my mouth. 


Well all know how American Football is....and so is JOLLY TIME Pop Corn.  The American Pop Corn Company of Sioux City, Iowa, is an independent and family-owned company that, for nearly 100 years, has produced and marketed JOLLY TIME Pop Corn, the first-ever branded popcorn. JOLLY TIME offers a variety of traditional and microwave popcorn products in grocery stores nationwide and in nearly 40 countries around the globe.  JOLLY TIME Pop Corn is also on Facebook and Twitter .

So get ready for the big game and enjoy JOLLY TIME Pop Corn straight out of the bag or better yet create one of the recipes from the JOLLY TIME Pop Corn website.
Chilli Lime Popcorn
I think I am going to try the Chilli Lime popcorn recipe.  It sounds delicious!!!


Here is the recipe compliments of the Popcorn Board from the JOLLY TIME Pop Corn web page.


1 quart popped popcorn
1 teaspoon brewer’s yeast powder (or nutritional yeast, available in health food stores)
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 300ยบ F.  Spread popcorn on a baking sheet.  Sprinkle yeast powder, lime juice, chili powder and salt over popcorn.  Heat about 7 minutes and toss just before serving.  Serve warm.

Have a great Super Bowl party and don't forget to enter the giveaway below.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Slim Belly System is on its way!

Yes, I am doing the Happy Dance right now!  I can't believe I was selected to try out and review the Slim Belly System at no cost.  And guess what???  It is in the mail heading to my house as I type and dance with excitement.

The Slim Belly System is not a new product as it has been around Europe for almost 6 years.  But it is new to the US and Canada.  And I get to try out it out while I am working out.  And everyone that knows me knows I work out 7 days a week.  I am an addict.  But even with all my working out - my mid section is still not where I want to be.  It doesn't help that I have had 3 C-sections and multiple abdominal surgeries while battling cancer.  But with all my hard work I am down to just a little problem area.
Fat Burning Solution

And that is why I have high hopes for the Slim Belly System.  This system has been very successful with over 600,000 people losing a total of 3 inches from their waistlines in just 4 weeks.


Here is a little info about how and why the Slim Belly System works: "Fat layers build up in the problem zones - the stomach, and for some women, the hips and thighs. Reducing these layers beyond a certain point is often quite difficult, even with regular exercise and proper nutrition. The reason for this is poor blood flow through these areas of the body. Maybe you have experienced this for yourself. Try taking this simple test: touch your belly and thigh areas after you finish a cardiovascular workout. You will notice that these areas are still cool to the touch as compared to other parts of your body. This phenomenon is caused by poor blood circulation in the subcutaneous fat layers. Applying alternating pressure by using the Airpressure Bodyforming system while exercising increases circulation thereby improving the fat burning process."


So is the Slim Belly System going to live up to its testimonial videos for me?  And how do I use the Slim Belly System?


I am going to be sharing a few more posts as my experience begins and ends using the Slim Belly System so keep an eye out for my progress.



Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Alexa's Angels Valentine's Day Positivity Bracelet set of three Jewerly Giveaway / Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Disclosure statement: I received this product from Alexa’s Angels but that the opinion in my review is my own and no other compensation was given or received.

Valentine's Day is right around the corner.

And after my battle with cancer each and every day is like Valentine's Day.  At least it is with my attitude and positive outlook on life.

I love to spread my passion for life with anyone and everyone who will listen.  I like feeling I am making a difference in the world we all live in.  And this Valentine's Day I have been given the perfect gift that will keep on giving (and one lucky person in the USA will received the same gift!).





It is the Valentine's Positivity Bracelet – Set of 3 from Alexa's Angels. 
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Each set of 3 stretch Positivity Bracelets are crafted of Nylon and Rhodium. And the Valentine’s Day Bracelet Set I received included one red, pink and white bracelet.


I adore the message that is carried with each of these comfortable and special Alexa's Angels bracelets.


"Attitude is a choice… everyone loves a gift… and posi+ivi+y is contagious! Keep one bracelet for yourself and share the others with loved ones, friends, or even strangers. Be positive! Pass it on and have fun!"


I can't wait to spread this positive message with two random people.  And not only that but one lucky winner from the USA is going to receive the same Alexa's Angels Valentine's Day Positivity Bracelet Set.  I smile thinking how this important message is going to continue to grow and touch others lives.


I have thought about who I will pass on my two positivity bracelets with.  I think one is going to go to someone a meet when I am out running.  As I was so excited to run my first 1/2 Marathon a few short months ago...what an accomplishment!


Alexa's Angels also offers many other inspirational products which defines what this all women's jewelry company is all about.  They offer original and stylishly designed accessories with messages of inspiration for women who want to connect and uplift.  This amazing company was founded in Colorado in 1998.  I am surprised I have never heard of them before this opportunity presented itself.  But, I know I will never forget Alexa's Angels. 


Okay now I have to share my excited when my package arrived from Alexa's Angels.  I had no idea what to expect.  But was thrilled when I found out they included the gift packaging (which is only an extra $6).


Look what I first saw when I opened up my package.  
And nothing could prepare me for what I would find underneath this beautiful tissue paper and personalized Alexa's Angels sticker.



How could I not smile from ear to ear and think positive thoughts with all this attention to detail?  It is not possible! 

Every time I looked around I found more unique details with the packaging and messages.  Alexa's Angels you truly went above and beyond my expectations. 

And then inside the bag was.... 


My wonderfully crafted Valentine's Day Positivity Bracelet set of three.  I am still smiling!


So who wants to win their own set?  Enter below for your chance to win!!!
Happy Valentine's Day and Positive thoughts.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Simply 7 Snacks Case Giveaway / Review Non-GMO $30 Value


Disclaimer: Simply 7 Snacks provided me with a free samples of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.


Oh the squeals of excited that followed after opening up an amazing selection of Simply 7 Snacks to review and giveaway.
My five year old couldn't wait to open up and bag of the Simply 7 Pomegranate chips.  And I couldn't wait to dig into the huge box and see what else was waiting inside.

Look what I saw!!!

Simply 7 Snacks in many different varieties and flavors....

Hummus Chips!
Lentil Chips!
Pomegranate Chips!

And now it was my 9 year old son's turn to join in the delicious and nutritious snacking.

Are you wondering why this snacks are named Simply 7?

Well, of course there is a reason and here it is.

1. 0 Grams Trans Fat and No Cholesterol
2. No Artificial Colors or Flavors
3. No Additives or Preservatives
4. Gluten Free Ingredients
5. All Natural Recipes
6. Simple Ingredients
7. Simply Delicious



I think they need to add and 8th point...Addictive!!!  As they are so light and airy, you and your children won't be able to stop eating them.


I have decided to share my experience and opinion with one flavor of each of the Simply 7 Snacks line I was provided. (But I see they are now offering a New line of Quinoa Chips!!!)


What amazing Italian flavors.  You can really taste the tomato and fresh Basil with each bite.  Each shell shaped chip was covered in the seasoning, as you can see by the photo. 


Okay!!  These ones were AMAZING and by far my FAVORITE!  It made me crave Summer's arrival.  These are so fresh and full of Dill Flavor.  It made me think of Greek Cucumber Sauce.




The White Cheddar actually worked with the flavor profile.  As the white cheddar is naturally salty and goes excellent with the fruitful flavor of the pomegranate.  The color is 100% natural with no artificial colors or flavors added
 
And as you can see with the photo below this is my youngest son's favorite flavor! 


 
Who wants to win a Case of Assort. Simply 7 snacks?



Disclaimer: Simply 7 Snacks provided me with a free samples of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or  sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.





safeHands is a great family friendly Alcohol Free Sanitizer - Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

The flu and cold season is in full swing all over the USA!  And I don't know about you but many times my hands suffer the consequences.  The consequences from what seems like continuous hand washing; which it turns dries my skin out.  And when my skin dries out it cracks.  And the cracks then in turn are a gate way to getting more germs into my body.  ARRRRGGG!!!!  I have to stop this cycle and stay healthy!!!




So how can I break the cycle?  safeHands is the answer!!!


And not only is safeHands the answer for myself but it is perfect for my family...including my children.  Keep reading to find out why I specifically mentioned my boys...


First let me explain why safeHands is not your average hand sanitizer.  safeHands was created after years of in death scientific research and testing.  Two Doctors (Dr. Jay Reubens and Dr. David Dyer) teamed up and came up with the world's 1st doctor invented alcohol free hand sanitizer line....safeHands.


safeHands is non-toxic, skin soothing yet kills more than 99.99% of germs on contact.  And the more you use safeHands the more potential germ killing benefits you may reap.  safeHands as well was safeHands Squirts have scientifically shown after 3 consecutive uses to increase its germ-killing ability!!!  Amazing!



My skin loves the lack of alcohol in this sanitizer.  My  hands are no longer cracked and dry.  But, I am sure you  have the same question as I did...how does safeHands kill germs without alcohol?  safeHands uses BAC (Benzalkonium Chloride).  BAC is the same ingredient in mouthwash and eye drops.


I have enjoyed the foam that is dispensed from the easy to use pump dispenser.  And why do my boys love safeHands?  They love the different scents including Bubble gum, Cool blue and even Tooty Fruity.  How fun!  Great smelling germ free hands that are soft and happy!!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Does your immune system need a support during cold and flu season? How about Airborne?

I am a part of the Smiley360 program & The Smiley Blogger Circle on Facebook.com and was given free samples of Airborne for the purpose of reviewing the product .. I did not receive monetary compensation unless otherwise stated and my Opinion stated above is 100% mine…  This post is in compliance with FTC RULES.





Alright everyone...I don't know about you and your family, but it seems like life will never slow down.




So least to say I have officially sworn off all bad germs (I know....if I only had the power!!!)




But honestly we have been blessed thanks to the Smiley360 program.  My family and I were given a great free review pack of Airborne products.  Check it out!
As any of you know I am huge into checking out a product before sampling it personally and especially before have my children try it out.  I learned that Airborne products contain a combination of immune supporting vitamins and minerals plus a proprietary blend of natural herbs (for a short list of Airborne's various formulations, click here ) in each variety.  Yes, I said variety.... Check out all of Airborne's flavors and forms.   They offer products for children in chewable gummies and adults in a berry chewable and effervescent form. 






My boys absolutely love the Airborne Gummies.  And I enjoy not have to fight with them to take a product which could help support an healthier immune system.

I enjoyed the adult chewable Airborne, but the effervescent style was okay.

I like that Airborne doesn't make claims that it is the miracle supplement.  But they do make a point to explain how the ingredients can assist your immune system.  I understand Airborne doesn't reduce the risk of or prevent colds, sickness or infection. 

But I am pleased to report so far so good with our family's health.  I can't swear that Airborne has helped but I personally feel it has helped to keep our immune system in check.

Don't miss out on Airborne! And why not save a little money too? 

Be sure to grab a $1.00 digital coupon for Airborne 



And if you are big into social media like I am Airborne is on Facebook and Airborne is on Twitter.

The Valentine's Day Jewelry Gift Giving Guide thanks to Anjolee

*Sponsored post but all opinions are mine*

Okay ladies.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and have you giving it a thought as what you would love as a gift this year?

If you haven't you have got to check out my dream jewelry gift ideas below.  I found this great site called Anjolee.  This site isn't your traditional jewelry store as they even offer a customizable feature so you can create the ideal piece of jewelry specifically to meet your needs and dreams.

Remember as you take a look at my Valentine's Day jewelry gift guide, don't be afraid to leave your favorite photo up on your computer and walk away.  They way maybe your loved one could be in the area and accidentally walk by and see what you want this year.  Or better yet visit Anjolee and see what else they have to offer and leave that page open.  I love being able to guide my hubby in the right direction.  I wonder what Valentine's gift I will get to start 2014 with a flashy statement?

Okay onto my Valentine's Day Jewelry Gift Giving Guide.

#1 - Life is a great journey necklace pendent.

This design makes me think of my journeys as a wife as mother.  The shape immediately brings my mind to the shape of a mother with child.  It also reminds me that I am a cancer survivor.




I love the middle of the road diamond carat size of 0.49.  But this pendent can be 0.24 to 0.75 carats to meet your wishes.  And I would love to customize this stunning necklace with Platinum as the metal type (multiple options of yellow gold and white gold can be selected).  As I said before I like the 0.49 carat size and I love the feature that I can select the grade of diamonds used.  Of course I would adore having the best which is color FG and Clarity VS.


#2 - Shared Prong Single Row Diamond Hoops Earrings (Medium size).


They range in carat size from 0.80 to 2.26.  I love the medium size as they are large enough for people to notice but not over the top big.  But Anjolee does offer smaller and larger sizes which is nice because not everyone has tastes like me. 

#3 - Two Tone Diamond Track Bracelet





I love how unique this bracelet looks.  This bracelet would match perfectly with my engagement ring as it is also two toned.  It makes the tennis bracelet that I already own seem so plain.  I know if my hubby gets this for me, everyone will be asking about it as this will stand out from the rest. 

I must mention that this bracelet also can be customized with the length so you can make sure it will fit properly. 

#4 - Vintage Edge Diamond Ring


And last be not least a great new ring.  I enjoy seeking out and locating unique and beautiful jewelry.  This stunning diamond ring would make me feel like a million dollars. I love the millgrain edging that can be seen from the top and the sides. 

Isn't it true that women can never has enough jewelry, especially when it comes to diamonds?  Well I think so.

I would love to hear your wish list for Valentine's Day this year.  I hope you all get exactly what you desire and may it be sparkly and somehow incorporate diamonds.

Happy Valentine's Day! 


Monday, January 13, 2014

Win an Escape Monthly Colorado Vacation in a Box $49.95 Value! Giveaway

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Escape Monthly.  I received no monetary compensation.

Will Colorado: Come to a Doorstep Near You?


Enter below for your chance to win a great Escape Monthly Colorado Vacation in a Box - Valued at $49.95 Below!


Escape Monthly is a service that offers —the "Vacation in a Box" which brings subscribers to a new destination every month— in January the "Vacation in a Box" is going to Colorado!!!

And who knows if you enter below you may win this great Colorado box otherwise you can use the code COLORADOESCAPE and receive 20% off for life at Escape Monthly.  I love share such great deals!

Escape Monthly introduces the world to the tastes, sights, and unique character of a different state each month, and has partnered with local small businesses like Whitegirl Salsa, Colorado Aromatics, Jackson’s Honest Chips, and Pike Peak Rocks in Colorado. 

Escape Monthly hopes to drive interest in Colorado this month while providing its members with high-quality products and a fun experience.

Each delivery of Escape Monthly includes authentic local products from that month’s destination. In December the service brought its subscribers to Italy with products like imported Italian Olives, Black Truffle Body Lotion, and organic hazelnut spread.

What what are you waiting for?  Travel to destinations right in your own home. 

Good Luck and I hope you win!!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

EBOOST New Superberry Shot Non-GMO Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Oh great crystal ball.....please answer my energy lacking question!!!!!

What is a new way to get the energy I need to get through the day but not empty calories?

What am I seeing in the crystal ball....please make it come in clearer.....










Wow....it is EBOOST. 

But it is just not any EBOOST it is the new Superberry Shot.

If you have never heard of EBOOST let to tell you a little about this HUGE burst of energy in each shot. EBOOST is full of natural energy boosters...and can be enjoyed straight out of a premixed shot or just add water to the packet of powder.

The New Superberry Shot of EBOOST has an added benefit with the addition of green coffee bean extracts.  Green Coffee possibly can help keep the extra pounds away.   



EBOOST also contains green tea (with naturally occurring caffeine), vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  It is  Non-GMO and gluten free.  It has no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. 

So what did I think?

The Superberry shot reminded me a fruit punch with a little bit of after taste.  It was easy to drink down, especially when it was chilled first.  I like the convenient size of the shots as they are easy to pack along anywhere.  

Let me tell you there is a reason why they call it EBOOST.  Wow!!! Talk about a huge boost of energy.  I only drink 1/2 of the shot.... as I am sensitive so some stimulants.  Which 1/2 a shot was plenty for me but gave me the git up and go I was looking for.  I have never tried other energy shots so I can't compare them to EBOOST.  But if you are looking for a product that will get you back on your feet and busy...EBOOST could be your answer.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Bummas Baby Sized Cloths Giveaway / Review $15 Value!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Babies come in all shapes and sizes.  But I feel all babies have one thing in common; Sensitive skin which must be cared for in a gentle way to give them that fresh clean baby touch and smell.

As a mom I found it very challenging at times to find the balance between a clean little one and not drying out their delicate skin.

Hence comes a great new product called Bummas.
 Even before I share my personal experience and a chance to win your own pack of 10 Bummas....I must list what I love about Bummas in general:


1) The are made in the USA
2) They are 100% Cotton (Woven Velour Terry Cloth)
3) A Year WARRANTY!!!! *Can you believe it!!!*
4) Multi-purpose
5) Machine washable

Bummas are the perfect sized cloth (5" x 7").  They are available in many different color combinations.  I received the "calm" color variety pack and they are perfect for my house full of boys.  I can't believe how soft they are and well made.  The stitching around the edges I am certain will hold up for the long run.

But don't worry about Bummas being so soft and 100% cotton.  I have washed mine numerous times and they haven't faded, shrunk or pilled.  I still don't know how they did this but Bummas needs a round of applause!!

Bummas have many, many uses.  I actually feel they Bummas can be used for almost anything.  But they are perfect "after the wipe and before the dipe" to keep your baby's bottom nice and dry to keep diaper rash away.  They are also perfect for your little ones noses as they are soooo soft.  You can strategically place a Bummas on your shoulder when you are burping a baby.  Bummas small size make them easy to pack along for quick clean ups.  And don't forget you can put them in place during diaper changes to avert the squirt if you get my drift...


If you little one is very sensitive to baby wipes you can even put a little water on a Bummas and use it to clean up your baby's bum.


So who wants to win their own 10 pack of Bummas (a $15 Value)?


Enter for your chance below and Good Luck.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


DressFirst.com just in time for your Prom Dress Needs

*Sponsored by DressFirst.com but all opinions are my own*


Thinking back to my High School years I think one of my most memorable moments was my senior prom.  I get butterflies in my stomach just thinking about all the excitement that surrounded this formal event.

But, I think one of my most vivid memories is and was my prom dress.  Can you believe I still have it...so that shows how special prom is as a single time event and life long fairy tale dream.


I still find it fun to look through the types of styles of dresses that will be in fashion each year.  And I love when I can share the new styles with all my readers so they are able to share and/or create the perfect prom memories for a loved one.

I am totally in awe with the flowing and long styles of many of the prom dresses for the 2014 season.  Look at this gorgeous one!!!

I love the detailing on the top front area of the dress.  And I just noticed that the zipper on this gown in hidden on the side of the dress so it doesn't take away from its natural beauty.  What a great idea and I feel it would make the dress more comfortable to wear and sit down in.  I am sure anyone who wears this special prom gown will be the Belle of the Ball. 

And I learned this gown is available from dressfirst.com which is an online site at sells everything from wedding dresses, prom dresses, evening dresses, holiday dresses, homecoming dresses and more.

I was shocked to find out this online site offers many prom dresses that are made to order so they will fit your measurements like a quality prom dress should.  And the prices are very affordable and the styles are plentiful. 


I mentioned that the prom dress style seems to be long and many flowing, but are you interested in what colors will be the rave this year?  Well it appears the colors are light to dark and bright to muted but the neon colors are out this year.


I would love to hear your prom memories or how you are going to make a loved one's memories of proms, ones that will last a lifetime.   

3 Things You should Look for in Driving Sunglasses


3 Things You should Look for in Driving Sunglasses

Picking the right sunglasses might sound like an easy task - after all, they’re just another accessory, aren’t they? Wrong. Depending on your lifestyle, you’re gonna need different types of sunglasses. If you’re a winter sports kind of person, you’ll need sunglasses that were specifically designed for winter sports, which will surely be different from the ones you wear every day, in the city. When it comes to driving, there are a few things you should look for in sunglasses:


1. Polarized lenses
2. Curved lenses
3. Thin temples


Why are these important? Polarized lenses, on the one hand, will reduce glare, which is otherwise extremely dangerous on the road. Glare can be a distraction when driving, and polarized lenses manage to reduce it dramatically. And since they enhance details and filter appropriate light levels, some drivers believe they’re great for foggy weather as well. The best color for lenses are gray, brown,yellow and amber (they’re color neutral), while pink, blue and green are not recommended (they make red lights indistinguishable). Another recommandation is to try an anti-reflective coating, which not only reduce reflections, but are also a good way to keep your lenses clean and grease free.


Curved lenses, on the other hand, will protect your eyes’ front as well as laterals, which is crucial in bright lights and road glare. They will prevent them from infiltrating through the sides.
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Victoria Beckham wearing oversized aviator sunglasses


Even though they look great on Victoria, oversized sunglasses are not recommended for car use. Driving sunglasses should not in any way compromise your peripheral vision - you should even be careful that they have thin temples, for this very reason. Victoria’s choice for aviators is good, however, since they have a flat profile and thin arms. What would make her choice even better was if the sunnies came with some wraparound too.



Another thing to avoid in your driving sunglasses is photochromic tinted lenses (they change color with light intensity). The windscreen delays the speed at which the lenses’ color changes, which makes them unsuitable. Graduated lenses, however (with a lighter bottom and darker top) are safe to wear while driving a car. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Are you Potty Training a Puppy? You need to read this!

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As a proud dog owner I totally understand the challenges pet owner faces with it comes to potty training.  So that is why I felt I needed to share this great information.

Most people who live and work in our modern world do not believe they would have the ability to potty train a puppy because of their work schedule. The procedure most often recommended has been to take the pup outside shortly after eating. The puppy usually catches on fairly soon since he will need to go potty within a short time after a meal. Praising the pup enthusiastically once he has gone potty helps him understand he is expected to eliminate. 

People who work away from home every day are unable to train a puppy using this method since they are usually away from home at least 10 hours of the day. Dogs typically cannot wait that long to be walked, and puppies have much less control than adult dogs. The puppy owners of today now have another choice to help them successfully potty train their new puppy. The potty training puppy apartment is an innovative dog crate designed with a comfortable area for the puppy to sleep and a separate potty area with a potty pad.

The potty training puppy apartment serves as a training tool while the owner is home, and provides peace of mind while they are away or overnight. There are many positive testimonials from satisfied customers at the Modern Puppies online site. It is now possible for people who want a dog to bring a puppy into their home without the worry that they will not be available to successfully potty train it.