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King Beany: Great For Anyone!!!

King Beany

At the Zoo, I’m not sure which is better: super comfort or that our guests are loving this chair!  I can’t say enough good things about them!   Whether we are laying down vegged out or have the chair sitting up to read, it is always comfortable!

Here’s Why You Have to Have One

10 Year Warranty

Versatile Seating Options

Over 100 Design Choices

Super Comfortable!

Kids & Adults Love them!

Way Better Than a Couch

Can Double as a Bed

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Smart enough to know that even if you win, one isn’t enough, that’s my kind of thinking!  Use this discount code and save 10%.

BEANBAG2

Since adding the bean bag to our family room, we have gotten tons of compliments and it is a daily ‘call the chair’ race.  We really love it!  We’ve slept on it (Thanksgiving our house was packed), we’ve watched movies on it and it has been broke in by all three of our dogs, who participate in the fighting for the chairs event!  It is now the most beloved piece of furniture in our house, and I assure you it is furniture!  The cover is washable so you don’t have to worry about it getting dirty and with the amazing warranty, you don’t have to worry about it falling apart (not anytime this decade anyway!)  So, enter below to win and you might as well get your order in now, because you will want another!

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Originally posted 2013-12-03 00:01:30.

May Book Review

May Book
First of all, if you don’t know by now let me inform you:  I am a handmade stuff fanatic!!!!  Maybe it’s the frugality, maybe it’s the fact that I was taught that making something by hand, even if it’s not perfect is worth more than anything one could ever buy someone!  Whatever it is, now you have it: my personal bias!
That being out there, I oddly feel no different!  LOL.  So much for feeling better after a confession!  I was recently able to get my very own May Book!  Not aware of them???  WHERE have you been!!!  May books are notebooks, planners, journals etc that are sewn together using a sewing machine.  They also make May Notes, which you can also choose from their awesome selection.  This is awesome because it ensures that the notebook/planner, whatever stays together!  You don’t have to worry about them falling apart, so you have a solid investment!  In my opinion, they are perfect for church notes (which I go through a book every few months of!) and what better feature than durability!  The covers are made of a canvas that will stretch, are water resistant, and become more and more durable with use!  Another  awesome thing?  They are made in Tennessee by a group of women doing them by hand!
  You can design your own so that it’s all you and you will love them!  I know I do!  You can also have them monogrammed to get the most personalized book possible!  I opted out of the monogram, as I’m not quite in love with my initials being everywhere, but most people are!  LOL.

Originally posted 2013-02-12 06:00:00.

Sleep Better with Cozy Phones Bluetooth Headphones

So many people need some sort of noise to sleep well, oftentimes their need for noise can disturb other’s need for silence. Solution: Bluetooth Headphones comfortably allow the noise one needs without disturbing others!
Cozy Phones Bluetooth Contour Sleep Headphones

I have been crazy about my Cozy Phones Kids Headphones and the kids are crazy about them also!  However, their awesomeness is definitely not as awesome as my having these amazing headphones from the Contour Series Sleep Headphones!  They are very comfortable, pick up well, and I can adjust them however I please to that they don’t disturb my sleep!  Not gonna lie, they are fabulously warm for wintertime as well!  I’ve been wearing them everywhere!  My ears are warm and I can listen to my music as well as answer calls all without the bother of a cord getting in the way!  The only thing I don’t love is that the hole for the charger, it seems as if it were just cut into the cloth and it is difficult to get it to plug in as well as see the lights inside to set up the bluetooth headphones to your device.  On the bright side, you only have to do that once.  I prefer to wear mine with the buttons on the back which hasn’t been a problem.  The headphones can be turned to wherever you like them and, when using them to make phone calls, once can easily hear and be heard.

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Keeps Cool & Stays in Place

Great for the Whole Family

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Check them out on their website, you’ll get a discount if you’d like to purchase multiple pairs!  I absolutely love that!

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Cool Canuck Review

Cool Canuck

So, have you heard of Cool Canuck???  If you have, and you haven’t tried them out, you are missing out!  Cool Canuck  utilizes fabric technology to create a layer of materials that will repeatedly cool itself by simply wetting it, wringing it out, then waving it!  I know, sounds doubtful.  I had my doubts too.

However, I can tell you it works!!!
I received one of the towels to review and it was fabulous.  I used it while I was gardening and it really helped cool me down!  Initially I used tap water and when I popped it, it was instantly cold!  After about 10 or 15 minutes in 100 degree weather I had to re-pop it and it was just as cold again.  After about 4 or 5 pops, I had to re-wet it but that was after over an hour in the heat!
Here are the products they offer:
Horse Covers
Towels (Gym towels, Sports towels, personal towels)
Bandanas, Du Rags, Helmet Liners
T-shirts, Golf Shirts, Running Shirts, Triathalon Shirts , Equestrian Shirts
Shorts
Scarves

Originally posted 2012-08-23 05:00:00.

Diva Dangler Earring of the Month Club #jewelry #review

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The Earring of the Month Club by www.divadangler.com is the perfect way to send yourself or someone else a fabulous surprise each month. For only $9.95/month, they’ll ship a gorgeous pair of earrings right to your home, office or dorm room. You even get a free pair of silver earrings when you join, so if you join for 1 month, you’ll get two pairs of earrings!  Of course, the deal below is better, so check it out first!  The Earring of the Month Club is a great way to stay up to date with the latest in earring fashion because the Divas at www.divadangler.com follow all the latest trends. The earrings are so flattering and make you look beautiful. The Earring Club makes the perfect gift that keeps on giving for a birthday or the holidays…they are shipped in a cute leopard silk gift pouch.  Parents, if you have a daughter in college, sign her up for the Earring of the Month Club and they’ll send the earrings right to her dorm or apartment…so she’ll be reminded that you’re thinking of her month after month. There is no minimum number of months and customers can cancel at any time. They also have a 100% LOVE IT guarantee!

These are the earrings I received for review.  They are very pretty and extremely light.  One thing I hate is when my earrings feel like they are pulling my ear off, but that’s not an issue with these!  They would be great with formal wear or just with a going out look.  I also love that they came in an adorable little bag!
Use Code ZOO and you’ll get free shipping for the life of the Club plus 2 months free! Order at www.divadangler.com or call 802-233-2431. That means you get 3 pairs of earring for $9.95!!!  What an awesome deal!!!

What are your favorite types of earrings???

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.

Originally posted 2012-07-28 05:00:00.

Solar System Bracelet: 2017 Glimmering Gift Guide

If you or some you love is crazy over the Solar Eclipse or loves the solar system, check out this post and find the best hand crafted gift for yourself or someone you love!Solar System Bracelet By The Apollo Box

A total solar eclipse comes does not come around very often. August 2017 felt it was a huge deal! When it came around, so many people were so excited and in utter amazement whenever the eclipse went through. Unfortunately I missed it but my husband was able to see it and he said it was the most beautiful think that he is ever seen.  He talked about it for hours and I could see the sheer joy in his eyes as he told me about it. For me, that’s OK, because nothing will ever top my baby girl, therefore I’ve already seen the most amazing, beautiful thing ever.

If you saw it and were in awe or had something special occur in your life, than you are going to love this bracelet from the Apollo Box! The Solar System bracelet is handcrafted with unique gemstone planets and gold stars and works as a stunning accent piece to any outfit! I love that it has so many different colors and that it can be worn with casual outfits or even dressy clothes. The Apollo has so many awesome products I can’t even begin to tell you man seen my review previously about the Apollo Gift Boxes, I still have my Marimo Aquarium and I look at them all the

time. I don’t know if they’re growing but with the rate that they grow per year, I probably won’t be able to tell for about 10 years or so. But I digress, this isn’t about my amazing mod Marimo balls, this is about the new amazing Solar System Bracelet ….

Their response of those that I knew that saw it was so interesting and I’m very curious to know what others saw and felt when they saw The eclipse go by especially those who were in the “” ideal places I feel like in life we have a tendency to stop paying attention to things around us we lose sight of the beauty in the little, everyday things because we’re blinded by the normalcy of it all. So today, I’m issuing a challenge I challenge you to notice and find the beauty in something ridiculously small that you see every day. Not the things that you always see beauty in but the things that you haven’t seen beauty and sense perhaps you were a young child such as a blade of grass or falling leaf.  For me, this bracelet stands as a reminder to not only notice the beauty in the big things but to stand in awe of the beauty of the small things that we come across every single day.

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WOG Bracelets

Hey everyone, I know, reviews aren’t near as fun without giveaways but check this one out anyway.  The message is important!

These lovely little silicone bracelets have appeared out of what seems like nowhere began spreading messages galore with their rising and falling popularity.  A trip to any major retailer will give you an array of these bracelets with various colors and messages.  Some aren’t very good messages, I will say.  Many I won’t let my daughter wear!

Now there is one that spreads a message I can get behind.  In advance, I’m will say apologize to the guys.  Sorry, boys, this ones for us girls!  These little bracelets sport the message “I am a Woman of God”.  I love having this little reminder, as I need one from time to time!
I know ‘WWJD’ has been a popular thing for a while now, it was even a huge focus in the movie ‘The Woodcarver’, which I recently reviewed.  I will shamefully admit guilt to answering WWJD with a retort in the general area of ‘Well, Jesus wouldn’t have had to deal with this because…’  Perhaps the question would have been better suited if it asked ‘WWGT’  (what would God think?), at least then I wouldn’t be able to come up with a retort!  That one just kind of smacks me in the face!
I digress, the reminder that ‘I am a WOG’ is one that requires and asks for no response.  It is a statement, plain and simple.  Either you are, or you are not.  I feel like that is a reminder I need.  I never forget about God, but when my temper flares Ido tend to forget who I am supposed to be. 
As a WOG, there are things that are expected to shine in us.  Sometimes, my darkness dims it up a bit.  As of late, I’m not sure it’s even dimly lit, much less shining in the the reflection of God’s Great Glory!  I could come up with a thousand excuses, but the truth is simple: I CONTROL MY ACTIONS!

I am wearing my bracelet to remind myself.  Perhaps it will help me with my vices.  These Christian Wristbands   as low as 75 cents with free shipping. Such a small price for such a great reminder!  They also have ‘Child of God’ bracelet.  These would be great for our women’s group!  Hope you’ll remember that you are a Woman of God, and if you need a reminder now you know where to get one!

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.

Originally posted 2012-03-23 15:15:00.

Listen with Style

Listen With Style Cozy PhonesMusic is one of the ways that I find joy. If I’m clean I clean more thoroughly with music. If I’m crafting, I’m more creative with music. If I’m working out, I workout harder with music. Headphones that constantly fall out of my my ears seriously interferes with my groove both literally and figuratively (shout out to all you Emperor’s New Groove fans LOL)
When I first discovered these headphones I was super excited. Could these be the head phones that could stay in place while I work out, clean and whatever I need to get done and allow me and my kids to listen with style???

It is with great pleasure that I can inform you that they did stay in place. I love that they’re comfortable send to adjust where the speakers are you’re not only a great listening experience but also the ability to hear your surroundings if you need to. Thus far they have stood up to everything I put them through: power walking, cleaning, and even doing work on my koi pond in the back yard!

I really love the kids’ line as well!  They have unicorns, raccoons, foxes, frogs and so many more.  Of course, I’m partial to the Monkey Cozy Phones!  It takes away the worry of there being damage to the kids’ ears and you don’t have to worry about or deal with them constantly falling off!  All of which equal a win for Mom and kids.  Tired of hearing The Dispicables playing in the backseat?  This could solve your problem AND allow you to hear grown up stuff again over your car speakers!  I know that sounds like it couldn’t happen, but with these headphones it totally could become a reality!

Listen With Style: Cozy Phones HeadbandI highly recommend getting a set the only thing I would change about them would be to have a microphone on them for phone use but the fact that they don’t have a microphone forces me to stay focused oh my task and ignore phone calls so I suppose it’s probably best especially since I look for excuses to stop working out LOL.

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Leather Sewing Kit

I’m always ready to try new crafts and hobbies so I’m super stoked to get this Leather Sewing Tool Kit!  When I was a kid I did some leather crafting but it has been so long!  Now, I’m enjoying the adventure all over again!  If you are interested in learning this is an excellent kit to get started with!  Plus, many of the tools are great for other types of crafts as well!  Bonus!!!  Below is a list of what is included!  Enjoy!

This Tool Set is an excellent way to get started in leather-craft. Whether you’re a seasoned leather crafter or new to this excellent hobby, it has all you need to make professional leather products at the craft level.
leather tool kit
Package Includes:
1 x Big V Shaped Groover 115mm
1 x Short V Shaped Groover 95mm
5 x Leather Edge Grinding Polish Tool ( Frosted strip)
2 × Leather Edge Wood Slicker Burnishes ( Including Round, Flat )
1 × Leather Sewing Needles Set ( 7 Pieces)
1 x Ecru flat wax rope 150D
1x Black flat wax rope 150D
1 x Coffee flat wax rope 150D
1 x Japanese Style Skiving Knife
1 x 45mm Cloth Roller Cutter
1 x Leathercraft Overstitch Wheel 4mm
1 x Leather Stitching Spacer 2mm
1 x Leather Thinning Tool
10 x Cuting Blades
1 x Skiving Tool with 5pcs Replacement Blades
1 x Wood Handle Awl
1 x Adjustable Stitching Groover
1 x 1mm Leather Edge Beveler
1 x Adjustable Edge Creaser
1 x Wide Mouth Edge Beveler
1 x Stainless Steel Leather Glue Tool
2 x Finger cots
1 x Leather Screw Hole Punch with 6 Tip Sizes 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm

 

Let me know if you are a leather crafter or know any fabulous things I should try!!!  I’m excited to take on a new type of crafts!!!

10 Sure Fire Ways to Lower Stress. Anywhere.

10 Sure Fire Ways to Lower Stress. Anywhere.Sitting in an office all day, or even just part of the day, can be very taxing on one’s back. The way we sit, the repetitive motions, and so many other issues can cause that pain.   This pain will cause so many other issues, not just the nuisance of a back ache. It can also hinder your sleep, which effects your overall health and wellness. In addition, according to Psychology Today, chronic pain actually alters the how our brain works; it can cause “impaired attention, short-term memory, judgement and social skills”.  Add that up with work and life stress, and it can become overwhelming quickly.
I had heard these things and many more, as I’m sure you have, but never gave them much thought. I decided to try out Vive Lumbar Support and as SOON as I placed it behind me, I could tell a difference. Not only was my back immediately ‘happier’, my posture improved and I was immensely more comfortable! I can officially say I am convinced. If for no other reasons than the amazing feeling of being so comfortable and the relief I feel on my spine. My only disappointment is that the sturdy strap it has doesn’t fit around my big fat chair. I’m overcoming that obstacle, as all I have to do is place it where I want it and go to work, I don’t move that much while working (also a cause of back pain, lol).

If you’ve already done your back in, as I did in my very early 20’s, don’t despair. The lumbar support will actually probably benefit you more immediately than it anyone as you know exactly which are pressures from your back. I’m telling you, whether you spend one hour or 8 in any kind of chair, you want, no, NEED the Vive Lumbar Support!

Initially it takes a few minutes to get use to it being there, but once you adjust it’s comfortable.  The magic is when you stand up. Whether you’ve sat for a half hour or for a few, you’ll notice the wonderful difference when you stand!
https://www.vivehealth.com/collections/livingaids/products/shoe-hornFor those days when the pain is just too much or you just don’t want that one extra bend, you should definitely check out the Long shoe horn! It enables you to put on your shoes without bending to fix the back of your shoe.  I don’t know why this isn’t on the must have pregnancy list!  I know that myself and many of my friends would have been ecstatic to have this!  As a matter of fact, if you know a pregnant woman, buy her this.  Don’t ask, just wait  til she starts the inevitable wobble and deliver it to her before she has a chance to get her shoes on one morning.  She’ll love it!  For a measly $12.95 you can ensure the life of the heel of your shoe without having to do that painful bending, twisting and stretching. Even if you haven’t had a back injury, we all know there are days where we don’t feel like it or literally are unable to do so, and this quick and easy tool makes life a little easier!

Vive Health has so many products that help make life simpler and more bearable. They are an Accredited Business by the BBB for Medical Supplies. Even if you don’t have any health issues at the moment (which is fabulous), they have things that will make your life a little more comfortable and help to prevent so many could be ailments. In addition to the various supports and living aids, they have mobility products and even awesome insoles, which I suspect by the reviews would do much more than the ones we pick up at local mass retailers!

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Now, in homage to the Vive Health motto: Rebel Against Aging, here is a list of ways to help you do so by reducing stress, they are mostly office focused but to be honest, they can successfully be applied to reduce stress in any area of your life!  Work or not!

10 Sure Fire Ways to Reduce Stress.  Anywhere.

  • Get up every now and then and do a few exercises. This has 3 benefits: it will wake you up, burn a few calories AND you’ll help reduce the aches and pains caused by repetitive work.  You can stand by your desk and squat to get into the drawer rather than just reach down, take the long way to the bathroom or break room.
  • Let it Oout in a HEALTHY way! Talking about it after work will only bring the stress and tension back to you, talking about it to co-workers will make you look bad and can create all kinds of drama (whether immediate or down the road) but keeping it in is bad too.  Get a notebook (do NOT do it on a work computer, for crying out loud!) and write down what you are stressed about, make a note or two about how it can be improved and remind yourself that you will get through it.
  • Can you think of something worse that you have been through where you felt these same feelings? Always nice to have a reminder that this, too, shall pass!
  • In the midst of the fire, stop and take a deep breathe before you react. Nothing is going to get worse in that 3 minutes of breathing, but things could certainly get worse if your panic reaction is not the right decision.  You want to be logical, when in a panic it can take up to 20 minutes before our heartbeat slows down and we can begin to think logically.    You got this.
  • Can’t focus? I am the world’s worst about not being able to focus.  I have a hundred other things going on a perpetual to do list in my head.  I’ve learned to cope with that by starting a list on paper, if a ‘to do’ pops in my head, I write it down and get back to work.  It works wonders to get things out of my head so that I can focus on what is important.
  • Adjust your environment. Feng Shui and many other studies talk about how having a cluttered space will cause additional stress.  Who needs that?  Organize your space, find a system that works for you.  They also suggest adding a plant if possible to give your eyes a break from time to time and add an additional tension reducer.
  • If possible, play soft music in the background. Classical is fantastic for helping with concentration!
  • Know Your Weaknesses. If you know what areas are challenging for you, you can identify them and find strategies to overcome them without getting worked up about the issue.  Everyone has weaknesses, those that get familiar with those weaknesses are more likely to overcome and defeat them!
  • Don’t get involved in office gossip, drama, or whatever. Regardless of your opinion.  You are at work to work.  Not make friends OR enemies.
  • Compliment someone. Try to find some way to lift someone else up at least once a day.  Studies show that it helps us to release endorphins, therefore reducing our own stress.  Plus, everyone loves a positive environment!

How do you reduce stress?

I’d LOVE to hear them!

Please note, this post is a sponsored post. I did receive some of the above mentioned products for free in order to facilitate this review. However, my opinions are always my own and are in no way influenced.
Reference: Psychology Today, Office Jobs: A Pain in the Back? Written by Dan Buettner https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/thrive/201205/office-jobs-pain-in-the-back