Category Archives: Accessories

Quan Jewelry Earrings Review

Earrings4I received these earrings to review from Quan Jewelry and was very excited when they arrived.  They looked adorable on the site. Here are the product details from the company:

  • Open heart earrings with high-quality crystals.
    925 sterling silver.
    Butterfly clasps.
    Available in Pink and Silver.
    Perfect gift any time of the year.
    Packaged with loving care from the USA.

When they arrived, they were packaged in a cute little fold up paper gift bag, then in a small cinch bag containing the actual earrings.  Unfortunately, one of the earrings in the bag was broken.  The silver heart with the crystals on it had broken away from the earring base.  I contacted the company and they were completely gracious and quickly sent out a replacement pair.  Needless to say, I was very pleased with the amazing customer service.

I am the type of girl who leaves earrings in for a while, I don’t take them off every night or change them out frequently.  After about two months wear, the same thing happened to the new pair that was wrong with the original.  The part of the heart with the crystals came unglued and fell off.  While I did get a lot of wear out of them, I expect my earrings to last a good bit longer than two months of wear.  Perhaps if I hadn’t wore them constantly, they might have lasted longer, or I would have at least lost one before they had a chance to fall apart on me.

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Originally posted 2015-12-14 11:06:56.

Gadget Grab #Giveaway Ends 10/19

gadgetgrabWith all of the awesome apps, it seems our portable devices have become more of a norm than a rarity.  Even our toddlers can be seen holding a tablet or phone, playing games or watching movies.  Seems life is more about virtual ‘reality’ than actually living life.  At any rate, that’s another post so for right now we’ll go with it.  LOL.

Stands for phones and tablets have become very popular, as we want to be able to put them on the nightstand or desk or wherever without having to hold them up and use for various reasons.  Personally, I’m a Netflix addict and I use my phone as my alarm, like so many others do these days.

While many cases have stands, there are many super cute cases that I loved that I’ve turned down because they didn’t have stands.  The Gadget Grab makes it easy to have a stand anywhere.  One of the great things is that it not only will stick to and hold your gadget the way you angle it (within limitations of course), it will also hold stable to the surface you stick it to.  That means if you are a mom on the go, you can stick it wherever you need it to stay while you jog behind the stroller, cruise through on errands or even on to the shopping cart while shopping.  Keep the little ones entertained or hold your tunes where you want them all without you having to worry about your gadget falling or your toddler tossing it to the ground.

The only thing I have found thus far is that the green part that holds the gadget is super strong, which means if you do like I did and skip over the directions, you’ll regret it.  It stuck so well to my tablet, even after carrying it around by the gadget, that I had a hard time getting it off.  When they say it holds, they mean it.  The directions, of course, tell you to press the green part to a nonporous surface before use.  Doing that will help your Gadget Grab hold but not stick too much.  This is important, if you don’t remember anything else before using this project, remember this!

After sticking the Gadget Grab to a nonporous surface, I couldn’t get it to stick to my phone.  Unfortunately, that renders this product unusable.  Perhaps you’ll have better luck, perhaps you won’t.  One way or the other, I can’t in good conscience suggest this product as I feel it is a waste of money.  I’m hugely disappointed as I had very high hopes for this product.
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Originally posted 2015-09-24 00:09:46.

Ezpress Yourself With GelaSkins

baby-green-sea-turtleExpressing oneself can be about anything one wants.  Sometimes the things that tend to scream ‘me’ to us isn’t the same as people would think.  While I was looking at the many designs on GelaSkins, it struck me how some of the pictures reminded me of certain people and I wondered what exactly made others think of me? While I still don’t know the answer to that question, I found a skin that makes me smile everytime I see it.  I chose a skin with a sea turtle.  I could go on and on as to why I just love the little guys, but then this post isn’t about them.  🙁

fyd_home_iPodHeadphonesGelaSkins has skins for you to put on pretty much any electronic device: phones, tablets, computers, gaming devices, pcs, headphones, you name it they probably have it!  The designs range so far I can’t even begin to tell you!  I love that their products aren’t just stuck in one genre or another, rather they have designs for tastes across the board!  Fabulous!  Something else I love is that they have free wallpapers that match the skins!  If you do it right, you can make it look like the skin keeps going over your screen.  The skin was easy to apply to my tablet even though the first time I ended up with air bubbles.  I was able to easily peel it off and reapply with no issues at all.

 How do you express yourself???

Originally posted 2014-05-26 00:01:33.

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

Discount Code

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%.

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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.

About the Bluetooth Headphones

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Wireless

Keeps Cool & Stays in Place

Great for the Whole Family

The Perfect Gift (I agree!)

100% Money Back Guarantee!

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.