Monthly Archives: October 2012 Review

I love jewelry! It is my one true indulgence that I allow myself.  There is just something about a beautiful, glittering piece of jewelry that makes my world all right! For me, no outfit is ever truly complete with out the addition of eye catching jewelry to make a statement. I know for most women the never ending pursuit of the perfect pair of shoes or the next big fashion fad is the ultimate shopping experience, but not for me.  I will choose jewelry every time.

As a true jewelry connoisseur, I am always looking for my next favorite piece. I scour the internet, magazines and catalogs in search of a piece that I have to have!  You can’t even imagine how excited I was to find  One of my favorite pieces have always been lockets and when I found these Photo Lockets , I knew I had to have one.  I received the Sterling Silver Sweetheart Locket that beautifully showplaces two photos of your choice.  I also chose to have the front engraved.  Since the pictures I chose to use were of my husband and my grandson, I chose to have ” My Heart” engraved on the front of the locket in script lettering.


Photo jewelry is such a personal piece that they make amazing gift ideas. I have given these pieces as gifts in the past to my mother, grandmother and sister and they loved them.  I love that you can take a photo of a memorable occasion, place it on a beautiful piece of jewelry and have a life long keepsake to treasure. offers so many different choices that you are sure to find a few favorites. They offer their jewelry in yellow and white gold and sterling silver. They have photo pieces and engravable choices as well. Most women are pretty partial to jewelry and I firmly believe you can never go wrong giving jewelry as a gift. These beautiful pieces can be given for weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, birthdays, Christmas and any occasion that you can need.  


My photo locket came with an 18 in box chain as well.  Most of their pieces the chain is sold separately. I generally prefer a longer chain as this one fits close to my throat more like a choker but it is a beautiful, quality chain.  I love box chains because I tend to sleep in my jewelry as I do not like to remove it every night, and I love that I can do that without worrying about breaking the chain so easily. Even the box it was delivered in was beautiful! I love the brushed silver look to it and the shine is gorgeous. is offering a discount code for my readers. Use the code HOLIDAY12 at checkout for  a 10% savings. This code is good through December 1st, 2012. Now you can get a great holiday gift for someone special and saves some money too! You can find them on Facebook , Twitter and Pinterest where you stay up to date on all of the latest products and promotions from


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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Uncategorized


ThermalAid: 100% natural heating and cooling packs for kids. Review

Any parent knows to expect the unexpected.  Life as a parent is never dull or predictable so it definitely pays to be prepared for every situation you can possible conceive of.  We have all been there.  The night before the big presentation at work, one child runs a fever.  The day before a family gathering, a child falls and gets hurt. It never fails.

Although my children are now grown, I have a 3 year old grandson now that is carrying on the mishap torch with pride.  I am back to keeping baby aspirin and ice packs on hand once again.  His latest exploit was to climb a kitchen chair to ” help nana” with the dishes which resulted in a fall and a nice bump on the head. This time instead of a baggie full of ice wrapped in a dish towel I was happy to have Thermal Aid’s 100% natural heating/cooling pack to use.  This is such a wonderful product. Easy to use and because it’s a cute zoo animal, the healing began quicker as he was so enamored with it.

100_5438I received JoJo the Monkey heating/cooling pack from Thermal Aid.  I absolutely love this product and so does the toughest critic of all, my three year old.  It is 100% natural cotton that is filled with a heating and cooling element that is composed of specially engineered corn that allows for temperatures to be sustained for long periods of time.  Our little JoJo is is 12 x5 inches and weighs just 1.6 pounds. One of the pluses of this little wonder is that it is machine washable!! Any parent knows that this is a must as this product will be used over and over again.

JoJo the Monkey can be used as a heating or cooling pack.  You can place him in the microwave on a clean, center surface for 45-60 seconds for an amazing heating pack( do not place them in the microwave wet)  or place him in the freezer for a few hours for a soothing cold pack.  I received this product just in time for a sickness bout that included a 100 degree temp for my little guy.  We placed JoJo in the freezer and then placed him at the top of my grandson’s head as he lay on the couch and watched TV.  His words were ”  oh, that feeled good nana” , so this is a glowing endorsement from the little patient.

Having raised a boy already, I know that the bumps, bruises and mishaps follow one another in rapid succession and having this heating/cooling pack from Thermal aid is a God send.  We have only had it a week and have already used it for fever, a bump on the head and a sore leg. My grandson suffers like most kids from growing pains and always complains of his legs hurting. We placed JoJo in the microwave and placed him across his legs.  He loved it! It really seamed to help him too and we had hours of no complaints of pain.
With the cold weather that has quickly taken over, we have even heated up the monkey and placed him in bed beside him just for extra warmth. When I woke up the monkey was at his feet so they must have warmed his cold tootsies for the night!  My 14 year old niece even loves this product.  She is a diabetic and her feet are a constant worry. She can keep her feet warm with JoJo as well.

The Thermal Aid heating and cooling zoo packs are available in 5 different animals:

  • JoJo the Monkey
  • Tiny The Elephant
  • Ollie the Koala
  • Baxter the Rabbit
  • Happy the Hippo
They also offer a line of Bear packs in different colors. Each one is cute and so functional.  No matter which one you choose, your little one is sure to love it! They also have heating/cooling packs for your pets!

I also love that they offer adult heating/cooling packs as well. These are offered in different sizes for different needs. Tube shaped to large sectional pieces, you will definitely find one for every purpose from reducing swelling to alleviating pain.  There are so many different uses for these packs:
  • Arthritis pain
  • fibromyalgia
  • broken bones
  • MS
  • Migraines
  • Muscle aches
and so much more.  I think JoJo will be a permanent fixture for me as well since I suffer from migraines. You can find Thermal Aid on Facebook , Twitter and on Pinterest   where you can keep up to date on the latest products and promotions!
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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Uncategorized


My Feeding Friend Grow with me Pillow: BUYER BEWARE

I received the My Feeding Friend grow with me pillow for review. I was really excited to review this product  as my 3 year old grandson just loves items like these.  This pillow is designed to grow with your child from birth to whenever.  

When I received the pillow I was so eager to open it and so was my grandson.  The pillow is huge and would be a perfect addition to his bedtime and also watching TV.  When I pulled the pillow out of the package, the first thing I noticed was that the seam had a hole in it.  On closer inspection, the whole seam was mis-sewn and was coming apart.  

I emailed the company to let them know and show them pictures of the damage.  I received an email back that stated they would send a new one right out.  After 2 weeks of not receiving the new one or hearing from the company, I emailed again.  NO ANSWER AT ALL!  I emailed 2 more times and am still waiting for an answer.  ( October 2nd is the last communication I had with them stating they would send a new one)
If this is how this company does business then they are definitely NOT for my readers.  I cannot believe that a company that was looking for a review would ignore someone this way. So I definitely know that if I can’t even get a response from them for a free review product, what would happen if I had spent my hard earned money on this product and it was damaged? This pillow costs $40!

It is very sad that this happened as I really like the item and had hoped for a great toy for my grandson. All I can say for this company is BUYER BEWARE.

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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Uncategorized


Shadora jewelry 4.99 sale and always free shipping

I love Shadora!  They have free shipping every day!!  Today they have there 4.99 jewelry sale!  Each of these pieces are just 4.99.  These will go quick !

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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Uncategorized


Coach Factory outlet: 30% off already low prices

Coach Factory outlet is offering an additional 30% off already reduced prices.  Plus if you spend $150 or more, you get free shipping.  No code required for either deal, discount taken at checkout. This ends 10/20/12.  

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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Uncategorized


Spirit Airline deals

Red Light Specials
Ends Tonight!

Fares from $38.79* one way!

Don’t miss these last minute deals with fares from just $38.79* one way when you travel on select dates in October 2012 and November 2012. Book today! But hurry, these deals are limited in availability. All flights must be booked by 11:59pm ET on October 29, 2012.

Fares shown already include any applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges. Individual travel-date specific fares must be booked on by 11:59 PM ET on October 29, 2012 for travel on the dates as specified by individual market and by market direction. Additional terms apply.Baggage charges may apply.


Your $50 Off* Coupon
Ends Tonight!

Use promo code “50OFF” to save!

Want to SAVE BIG on your next trip? Travel from November 16, 2012 through February 12, 2013and you’ll save $50 off* your roundtrip purchase! Simply enter 50OFF (all caps, no spaces) in the Promotion Code box on the home page when booking your flight to get these savings. Book today! All flights must be booked by 11:59pm ET on October 29, 2012.

Route exemptions apply – see full sale page for details. To receive $50 off* your roundtrip purchase, you must enter 50OFF (all caps, no spaces) in the promotion code box on the homepage when booking your flight. Once the promotional code is entered, fares displayed will automatically reflect a promotional discount of $50 off* when purchasing a roundtrip reservation. Please note that the coupon applies towards “Our Price” shown on the Flight Availability page, but does not apply to the Passenger Usage Fee (up to $16.99 each way) or DOT Unintended Consequences Fee ($2.00 each way) which are included in the Base Fare.Additional terms apply. Baggage charges may apply. 

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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Uncategorized


Caramel Apple skillet pizza recipe

YUMMY!! What a great recipe for Fall.  I think I may even make this one for Thanksgiving!

Caramel Apple Skillet Pizza


1 can Pillsbury grands caramel rolls
2 medium apples peeled and sliced thin
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnimon

Heat oven to 350 and grease a cast iron skillet
unroll caramel rolls into strips ( set aside caramel sauce)
cur strips in half and place in skillet
cut strips as necessary to fit and press edges to size of skillet to seal

In a medium bowl toss apples with sugar and cinnimon
arrange apples on dough in skillet
Bake 30 minutes or until apples are fork tender

Remove lid from container of caramel sauce 
drizzle over apples
let set for 10 minutes’
cut and serve.

You can add raisins or nuts to this recipe as well.

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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Uncategorized