6/20/15

Giveaway! Camera Coat Set

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These beautiful Camera Coats are perfect for when you're on the go but don't want to take a big, bulky camera bag with you. Protects your camera while remaining trendy.

Camera Coats are...
-Simple, easy, and smart. Your camera is protected whether its around your neck, in your purse, or stuffed into you carry on bag.
-Carefully handmade by women in the USA.
-Fitted, padded, waterproof design. (Patented May 2014.)
-Come in 5 different sizes (along with matching straps.)
-Packaged and shipped by adults with disabilities.

Enter to win Camera Coat, strap, and lens pocket...$92 value!


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Giveaway begins 6/20 and end at 12:00 am EST on 7/5.
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Gemline Bags - Fun Fashion and Function

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True fashion is not buying what everyone else has, it's buying something that makes people stop and comment. The Gemline Sketch Messenger Bag is definitely a bag that will get you noticed. This fun bag is designed to look like a 2D cartoon!
The Sketch Messenger Bag would be perfect for school. It measures 15.5"L x 12.5"H x 3.25"W with a roomy 3.25" gusset expansion for books, laptops, tablets, notepads, and more. It comes in Blue, Red, Green and Grey, plus there is both a carry handle and an adjustable shoulder strap.
The main compartment is padded and closes with a velcro tab. There's also a zipper pocket on the front of the bag. The Sketch Messenger Bag is made of 600d Polyester, so it's easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Its unique look is truly a conversation starter, so it's really fun to take while traveling too. I've found it to be sturdy and easy to carry. I've had many people reach out to ask me where I got it and remark on its fun design. I love fashion that really makes a statement!
The Gemline Lexi Wristlet Wallet goes great with the Sketch Messenger Bag! It easily fits inside or I can carry it alone with the wrist strap. It;s made of simulated leather and comes in white, black, red, and turquoise.
It has a snap closure and the zippered compartment is perfect for carrying a smartphone. The Lexi Wristlet Wallet measures 6.13"L x 3.75"H x 1.38"W and features a fun polka-dotted interior lining. It also has a zippered change pocket, a dollar bill pocket, and five card slots.
Both bags that I received from Gemline are extremely well made. They are also very affordable. They would be great gifts for your college-bound daughter. Your high-schoolers will love the fun and functionality of them. You'll love carrying them to work!
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6/19/15

Fusion Performance Backrest for Back To Campus #SleepFuel

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School is out for the summer, so it's time to start planning for next school year! This fall, send them back to campus with this fabulous Fusion Performance Backrest from Bedgear.com. This is no ordinary backrest -- this is luxurious support with amazing features! I've tried a few backrests over the years and this one offers superior comfort.
The Fusion Performance Backrest has a Dri-Tec fabric surface that wicks away heat and moisture to keep you cool and dry. It also has Air-X ventilated panels that actually push body heat away from you, so you can lean against it comfortably while maintaining your body temperature. The responsive fiber fill give you cushioned support and a flexible fit. Read and study in bed with delightful comfort!
The Fusion Performance Backrest comes in three great color combinations - grey and lime green, black and grey, and purple and grey. It's the perfect way to add extra comfortable seating on any bed, especially in a dorm room where space is at a minimum! Bedgear.com has combined function, style, and comfort for both you and your college student. As an added bonus the Fusion Performance Backrest features side pockets on the outside of both arms for snacks, mobile phones, pencils, eyeglasses, tv remotes, and more. Plus there is a convenient carry handle on top. It could only be better if it took your final exams for you!
Grab your Fusion Performance Backrest at www.bedgear.com and check out their mattress topper that turns a dorm mattress into a luxurious bed! They also have amazing pillows, sheets, mattress protectors, and even products for baby. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to be first to hear about new products!

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6/18/15

Giveaway! Magical Light-Up Storyteller Alarm Clock

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Giveaway USA ends 06/27/2015 11:59pm EST
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Product Description
Your child can wake up gently each morning to the sweet sounds of chirping birds, chiming bells and lovely music that gets louder as it plays. When your child opens their eyes they will see Cinderella and Prince Charming dancing. Then on top of that are the beautiful changing colors that will let your child know it is time to start their day. Then when it gets to nighttime your child will race to get into bed for their nighttime story.

Morning Activation:· Alarm wakes children gently with color-changing lights, music, and sound effects · When Cinderella and Prince Charming begin to dance, girls know it’s time to get up
  • Bedtime Activation:· Bedtime alarm feature helps girls get to bed on time. Set the time for the stories to begin · Don’t be late! Once the story’s over, the dancing’s done, and the castle lights dim, girls know that they should be sleeping, too
  • Beautiful Cinderella Disney Princess design
 
A $49.99 Value
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How to Upcycle a Door into a Headboard #DIY

You can turn any old door into a fabulous new headboard in just one day. When we bought this home last year, there was an extra door in the garage (that looks like the one below). Our guest room makeover made me realize we really needed a headboard on the bed (it's one of those metal frames), so we set out to repurpose the old door into a headboard. It saved us money on a headboard, plus we kept the extra door out of the landfill.
To upcycle a door into a headboard:
1. Measure the bed and the door to determine which part of the door will be the headboard. We didn't want the two small panels at the top of the door on the headboard.
2. Cut the top and bottom of the door so the length of the door is the same width as the bed you're putting it on. Ours is a queen size.
3. If the door is hollow (ours is) add a small strip of wood the same width and length of the ends of the door. Attach them with glue and finishing nails.
4. Cut two boards to around 1x6x40 for the headboard support legs. We upcycled two old bed frame sides that my neighbor was going to toss.
5. Measure the height you want the headboard to sit at on the bed and from the floor, then attach the support legs to the back of the headboard using glue and finishing nails. We wanted the support legs to be hidden, so we attached them about ten inches from the top of the back of the headboard.
6. Paint the assembled headboard with two coats of paint.
7. Drill holes in the support legs to match the metal bed frame holes.
8. Attach the headboard to the bed frame with bolts and nuts. Our finished headboard measurement from the floor up is 50 inches.
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Giveaway! Good Earth Beauty Products

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Good Earth Beauty Giveaway

Sponsored By: Good Earth Beauty Products
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Good Earth Beauty Products are natural, organic, and not tested on animals! 
Read more about Good Earth Beauty Products here.

Enter to win a prize pack from Good Earth Beauty Products that contains Cranberry Citrus Shampoo and Conditioner, and four Lip Balms in flavors Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Strawberry and Cherry Vanilla.

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6/17/15

Buy Yourself A Cowhide Rug Today – You’ll Be So Glad You Did!

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As a decorative element in the home, the presence of cowhide rugs is experiencing a huge boom in popularity. In addition to the style and durability of rugs of this kind, there a huge number of stylistic options in cow hide that allow them to become a crucial and vibrant addition to any room. Cowhide rugs are making their way outside of the home as well. There are an increasing number of these rugs appearing in office and commercial spaces throughout the country.

The number of ways that cowhide rugs remain durable over time takes most people by surprise. The raw materials and the high-quality, modern processing of the hides allows them to stand up to huge volumes of traffic over a lifetime. Additionally, the material is scuff-resistant and highly-resilient when it comes to exposure to moisture. While many people have associated this kind of decorating element with traditional and rustic motifs in the past, the expanding options for rugs made using cowhide is dramatically expanding the decorative possibilities. The huge number of colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes available in today's market are opening up a dramatic new world of modern sensibility for this raw material.

These rugs are not limited to the floor either. Decorators are embracing the new possibilities when it comes to hanging cow hide and using it as an accent piece or a decorative focus around which the rest of a room can be organized. As opposed to textiles and other less-natural products that have been appearing in the home, this material is much easier to maintain. It offers a fiber-based alternative that can easily be moved from space to space. Furthermore, cowhide rugs are not limited to the natural color of the hide. The visual versatility is thanks in part to the ease with which the materials can be colored. People are excited to embrace patterning and patchwork pieces that illuminate less-expected elements of beauty. In particular, decorators and homeowners find themselves increasingly drawn to zebra or leopard prints that can easily be reproduced on the natural hide. All of these rugs are safe in the home environment for both children and pets while still offering extraordinary elegance and color that does not fade over time.

Cowhide rugs exist as one of the most hypo-allergenic rugs to be made using all-natural materials. The natural oils contained in the hides contribute to their soft feel and luscious finish that also repels bacteria and other kinds of harmful organisms that often find their way into many synthetic materials over time. Embracing both the classic and modern potential of cowhide rugs in the home or office can shed new light on the ideas you have about living in comfort and style.

Port Authority Rolling Cooler - ApparelNBags

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Summer time means picnics, sporting events, road trips, and festivals! This Port Authority Rolling Cooler from ApparelNBags is the perfect way to to transport all your drinks and food while keeping them nice and cold.
This rolling cooler is a soft-side cooler that collapses down to a flat 7 inches for easy storage. No more tripping over that big plastic cooler in your garage! It's made of 600 Denier Polyester and 420 dobby Polyester, with web top and side handles.
The large inner compartment closes with a zipper, plus there's a top zippered pocket and a front zippered pocket to store your napkins, utensils, and more. It's super roomy inside (2,156 cubic inches) and measures 14"h x 14"w x 11"d when expanded.
There's plenty of space for ice, drinks, and food. The bottom of the rolling cooler also features a removable bottom board. The wheels are durable inline skate wheels to make pulling the cooler simple and smooth.
The extension handle extends to 21 inches and locks into place at several heights so anyone in your family can pull the cooler. It even features one-hand push button extension. This rolling cooler is heat-sealed and easy to clean, and the inside has a water-resistant lining.
The Port Authority Rolling Cooler comes in Blue/Black, Red/Black, or Solid Black. My family loves this cooler! It doesn't take up much room in our car trunk, so it's perfect for road trips. It's also much more lightweight than a plastic cooler.
Grab the Port Authority Rolling Cooler at www.apparelnbags.com. It's the perfect cooler for all your summer adventures! ApparelNBags has a huge line of bags for all your needs, plus great clothing for everyone in your family. Visit their website today!
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6/16/15

Weekly Giveaway Linky - Wednesday Wealth (June 17-23)


Master Bedroom #Makeover #DIY #BeforeAndAfter

It's been a lot of work renovating all the rooms of our "empty nest" home, but it's been fun and very rewarding. We are finally done with the Master Bedroom! One of the things that really sold me on this house was the size of the master bedroom. Of course, rooms always look bigger when there is only one piece of furniture in them. There were many things I wanted to change about the master bedroom. The flooring that looks beautiful in the realtor photos is actually a cheap vinyl tile. The peach paint on the wall is the same color I painted over in my Blogging Office makeover because I didn't like it.
I painted the walls with Behr Gobi Desert, the same color I used in our Master Bathroom makeover, to tie the rooms together. I also purchased a stained glass film to cover the door window, so the light would come in, but obstruct the view into the room from the outside.
We had the floors removed and beautiful new carpeting put down in the master bedroom, plus we put new carpeting in my blogging office room and the guest room (so this was a mostly DIY project). The closets in each of the three rooms also got new carpeting. I am SO happy to be rid of the vinyl floor tile and especially the nasty carpeting from the previous owners. We also replaced the ceiling fan and curtains.
We hired Empire Today to do the floors. At our initial appointment, the salesman told us they would remove the old baseboards and we had the option to include the installation of new baseboards as long as we bought them and had them painted and ready to install, which we decided to do. We bought and painted a taller, flatter baseboard for a cleaner look.
Unfortunately, the local Empire Today scheduling office failed to order the baseboard installation, so what should have been done the same day as the carpet installation, was completed two days later. It was quite inconvenient to us, as our new furniture arrived before the baseboards went in, but I'm very happy with the final outcome.
I'm most excited about my new furniture. This set is my first-ever brand new master bedroom furniture set. Having all matching furniture pieces makes me feel like I'm in a fancy hotel. We purchased a queen bed, two nightstands, a tall chest, and a wide dresser from Rooms To Go. The salesman was fabulous, as was the delivery team. I highly recommend Rooms To Go!
One of the nightstands has a thumb-print sized dent in it, but Rooms To Go has already scheduled a replacement piece to arrive. In the meantime, we can use the one we have until they bring the new one. We still have to unpack our decor and hang a few more wall hangings, but I'm delighted with my new master bedroom!
The new carpeting feels so squishy soft under my feet and I simply love it. I prefer carpeting in bedrooms to hard floors because it's like a hug for my feet when I wake up in the morning. The master closet has the new carpeting and baseboards, but we do have a master closet makeover planned for the future, since we currently have just one shelf and one clothing rod.
What do you think of my master bedroom makeover?

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6/15/15

NeoCell Acai Berry Biotin Bursts

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When I recently posted about my hypothyroid disorder, one of my friends told me she was able to help reduce some of her symptoms, such as hair loss, by taking Biotin. Since that's one of the symptoms I deal with, I was excited at the opportunity to try the NeoCell Biotin Bursts. I'd never even heard of Biotin before! NeoCell is a family-owned, research-oriented business, committed to creating products that help people to live with abundant energy and well-being.
These delicious little chews are packed with 10,000 mcg of high potency Biotin which promotes healthier hair, skin, and nails. The scrumptious Acai Berry is a super antioxidant too. One of these gourmet Biotin Bursts each day is so much more delectable than just taking another pill. I love the taste of Biotin Bursts and have been taking them for about two weeks. Each box contains 30 chews and I'm hoping that I am on my way to minimizing my hair loss.
Visit NeoCell at www.neocell.com to order your Biotin Bursts and you'll be able to enjoy taking your dietary supplement too! They also offer a wide variety of products like Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Resveratrol, Keratin Hair Volumizer, and even Arthropet Dietary Supplements. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to be first to hear about new products and special promotions.

Clutchette Power - The Bag That Charges Your Smartphone On-The-Go

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There are lots of portable chargers on the market, but we as women want something that's also chic and stylish. Chic Buds Clutchette Power gives us exactly what we want, with gorgeous bags that can charge our smartphones on-the-go!
This soft vegan leather Clutchette Power bag is a gorgeous wristlet that offers enough room to carry a smartphone, id card, credit cards, cash, lip gloss, keys, and other things we absolutely must have on hand. Beautiful enough to be carried alone, it's compact enough to drop in any handbag too.
I received this gorgeous, bright sunny yellow Clutchette Power and was delighted to discover the interior fabric is a peppy black and white polka dot material. It features a goldtone zipper closure and toggle, plus little pockets inside to keep me organized.
There is a slot cut into the side so I can tuck away my long smartphone cord into the inner side pocket and string just the charging end through the slot. The USB cord from the battery is also tucked away in a side pocket.
The charging unit is in a pocket on the opposite side of the Clutchette Power in a zipper pocket, so it's not sitting right up against your phone. The battery is ultra-thin and has two USB cords, one to charge your phone and one to plug into your computer for recharging the battery.
The battery features three green lights on the side so you know when your battery is fully charged. The USB plugs are marked IN and OUT so I'm never confused about where to plug them in. Once the battery is charged, I can recharge my smartphone anywhere, anytime!
I love my Clutchette Power! It's exactly the right size to carry all my essentials, especially when I don't want to carry a large handbag. It comes in lots of great colors, like Black, Cobalt, Taupe, Coral and more.
My smartphone charge never lasts all day, so I'm thrilled to have the Clutchette Power bag for quick recharging midway through the afternoon. The wrist strap is attached with a clasp claw, so I can even detach it if I want.
Chic Buds also offers darling Crossbody Power bags, plus Slim Power batteries that come in a variety of great designs. Check out their earbuds and speakers too. You'll be in style and never run out of battery power again!
Visit Chic Buds today at www.chicbuds.com and be sure to enter the Chic Buds Newsletter Sweepstakes on their site to be eligible to win the entire Ian Somerhalder Foundation Collection!
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