If I have to say that I’m a jewelry fanatic one more time, both you and I are going to roll our eyes. Been there, done that. I would show you my collection of jewelry but, truth be told, I can’t get it all in one place. It’s bordering on the ridiculous. Sure, I have my fair share of costume-y jewelry but I also have a respectable collection of quality pieces, including diamonds and pearls. I really like diamonds. A lot. And one thing I’ve admired for quite some time (and wanted a lot) is colored diamonds. Guess which color would be my first choice? Yep, pink diamonds. Surprise, surprise.
Wait. Pink diamonds? Yes, pink diamonds. Pink. Naturally colored diamonds, no less. Look at this stunner…
LOVE! This 18K White and Rose Gold Ring has a half-carat Fancy Intense Pinkish Brown heart-shaped diamond, as well as 143 (143!) white diamonds, totaling almost a full carat. I’m seriously in love with this ring. I’m not sure if I will get something this amazing for Christmas, but since Diamond Envy is having a Black Friday sale — with 10% off everything at their site (yes, every single thing) as well as giving away a PS4 (yes, they’re giving away a PlayStation 4) to the first five people who make a jewelry purchase after noon EST — well, my chances are a little better. Right? Yes, let’s go with that.
I was unaware that pink diamonds are extremely popular when it comes to engagement rings but, trust me, I’m more than OK with that. Oh. Wait. It’s a little late in the game for one of those. Ugh! Here’s a sampling of what I’m missing out on:
Continue reading Looking for Colored Diamonds? Look at Diamond Envy.
I was not financially compensated for writing this post. Korbella provided a sample of Eiffel Tower jewelry for review. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.
The Eiffel Tower.
It has so much meaning and significance, even to people who’ve never seen it — although roughly 250 million have. The Eiffel Tower is the epitome of romance and adventure and dreams. It’s simply magical.
The Eiffel Tower is named after its designer, Gustave Eiffel. The monument — considered the greatest and most valuable monument in all of Europe (valued at more than half a trillion dollars!) — was completed (after two years, two months, and five days of construction involving hundreds of workers) in 1889. At the time, and until the Chrysler Building was built in 1930, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world. Believe it or not, visitors used to climb to the top of the tower via a spiral staircase with almost 2,000 steps. The staircase was removed in 1983, and split up into 24 segments.
Continue reading Eiffel Tower Jewelry? Yes. Absolutely yes.
I was not financially compensated for writing this post. My opinions about my Pep Boys oil change are 100% honest and 100% mine. I received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here!
When I got the chance to get a Pep Boys oil change, I was quite willing to give them a try. I don’t have a specific shop where I regularly get oil changes, which meant I was going to be doing some research on prices and schedules. Then I found out that getting a Pep Boys oil change couldn’t be simpler.
See that little blue button that says “Make An Appointment?” It’s clickable. And when you click on it, you’ll come to this screen:
Continue reading Getting a Pep Boys Oil Change couldn’t be easier!
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for MedImmune Specialty Care. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
Believe it or not, we have already had a bout of the cold this season. Blech. Sure, no one has had the flu yet (thank goodness!), in spite of flu season being well under way. And I haven’t eaten gotten my flu shot yet, which I have gotten much earlier over the last decade. Eek! And I really, really do not want the flu, because this:
…this would be a significant improvement over how I feel when I get the flu. Seriously. And when kids get it? Forget about it. But staying healthy during flu season can be done. Just remember A-B-C:
- Get your Annual vaccine. (It will NOT cause the flu…and, yes, it works!)
- Be healthy-handed. (The CDC says “Clean Hands Save Lives.” Wash your hands regularly…be careful what you touch…AND keep your hands away from your face as much as possible!)
- Capture the germs. (Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze or, alternatively, your sleeve — throw the tissue away immediately and if you cough or sneeze into your elbow, put your dirty shirt directly in the hamper when you get undressed!)
This Cyber Monday Sales post is a Fashionista Event. I was provided a promotional item by Coupons.com to inform you of their crazy insane Cyber Monday Sales, Coupons.com Cyber Monday giveaway, and our Cyber Monday $500 giveaway.
Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving or, more specifically, the big online shopping day following Black Friday is a day of massive savings when it comes to online shopping. Another big perk of Cyber Monday shopping? Free shipping, or so say 96% of the shoppers who are cruising Cyber Monday sales. You (and I) don’t even have to leave your (or my) couch to get some of the best deals of the year. Oh yeah, Cyber Monday Sales my name written all over it. Especially when I get Coupons.com involved. It’s like a save-save. (And, if free shipping is involved, it’s like a save-save-save!)
Cyber Monday has made great strides since it was first conceived in 2005. Within a few weeks of it being announced, Google reported that 6 million people had searched the term. That first Cyber Monday? It saw roughly 28 million shoppers.
Continue reading Check out the Cyber Monday Sales with Coupons.com (12/2)
Information for this post is sourced from Genworth Financial. My opinions regarding retirement planning for women are 100% honest and 100% mine.
Statistically, married women are more likely to live out their later years as widows. That translates into a host of challenges, beyond the obvious one of growing old without their partner. Coupled with the 2008 recession, those challenges grew exponentially.
I know that, in my family, retirement planning for women was not something that we thought about. Life was good to us and we enjoyed the fruits of hard work…we cloaked ourselves in the security and the peace that our good fortune provided.
We celebrated holidays, seemingly without a care. My grandfather worked hard, saved, and invested wisely…he planned for his retirement, but when it came to talking about retirement planning for women? What was the point? My grandfather had always taken care of my grandmother, and he would continue to do so. End of discussion.
Continue reading Retirement Planning For Women: Don’t be Afraid! #GenworthHoliday
I know a lot of folks feed their dogs from the table…and I know there are some who put their dogs on a solely people-food diet. I never believed in doing that — for a variety of reasons — although, I admit that I would, on occasion, toss my dog a scrap of steak. On the rare occasions that I ate steak at home, obviously. Are you aware, though, of the Thanksgiving food dogs can’t eat?
There was one time that my dog ate a plate of boneless ribs off the counter (cooked, thankfully). I don’t blame him or myself, because someone else…I won’t name names (*cough* Mom *cough*)…left them on the counter, lightly covered with aluminum foil, while a full-grown German Shepherd was roaming the house. You’re practically begging for them to be gobbled up. Come on, Mom!
I, of course, already knew that chicken bones (and, by default, turkey bones) are dangerous for dogs, as they can splinter and shards of the bone can can damage their throat or digestive tract. So, there’s a Thanksgiving food dogs can’t eat. I would imagine that everyone is aware that chocolate is one of the foods that dogs should not eat. However, since dogs tend to do things when we’re not looking (such as counter surf and dig through the garbage), they can get themselves in trouble when they ingest foods that are dangerous. One Christmas, my mother’s dog sniffed out an entire bag of Hershey’s Kisses that were in a stocking and ate them all. Remarkably, the dog did not get sick. The kid whose stocking got pilfered was a tad miffed.
Continue reading Thanksgiving Food Dogs Can’t Eat
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sudafed. My opinions about the Sudafed OPEN UP™ app (and sinus pain and pressure) are 100% honest and 100% mine.
I am no stranger to sinus pain and pressure. It makes me absolutely miserable (and probably borderline unbearable, but I’m trying to be positive). And that’s why I’m also no stranger to Sudafed
. Because I’m one of the 53% — more than HALF
— of the population that frequently
experiences frequent sinus pain and pressure. I deal with it a good bit — definitely more than I’d like — and it is pretty awful. For me, it’s a tremendous amount of pounding and throbbing and, well, pressure. In my head, around my eyes and ears…it’s overwhelming at times. And, I’d give almost anything to NOT deal with sinus pain and pressure.
Continue reading Sinus pain and pressure: Open Up with Sudafed!
I was not financially compensated for writing this post. Keenly Kristin was provided a Riiviva Microderm product sample to facilitate a review. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.
I don’t know if you’ve heard about Riiviva Microderm, but it’s about time. And the timing couldn’t be any better. With Black Friday sneaking up on us like a ninja, you can buy one of the hottest products and save 30% — right from your computer!
That’s four days of saving 30% and four days of free shipping. And when I say “one of the hottest products,” it’s because of reviews like these…
Continue reading Riiviva Microderm: Spa results without spa prices! (11/29)
In case you hadn’t heard, Aaron Paul is my current celebrity crush (no, really…I even wrote about how I needed an Aaron Paul fix). So, when I heard about Need for Speed, I was pretty pumped. Since, ya know, Aaron Paul is getting top billing.
There are other people in the movie, I think…but, let’s be honest. There are some of us who are just looking for Aaron Paul, plain and simple. (Yes, I’m one of them.) In DreamWorks Pictures’ Need for Speed movie, is an exciting return to the great car culture films of the ’60s and ’70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen.
Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the movie chronicles a next-to-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. (Seems to be a theme for Aaron Paul, but I digress…) Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, Need for Speed captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless.
Continue reading Aaron Paul is BACK in Need for Speed! #NeedforSpeed