Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wilsons Leather: Fabric Jacket Review



Wilsons Leather: Fabric Jacket with Rib Knit Trim – A Rebel Without a Cause jacket in blue – “Yes Please!”  This is as timeless as James Dean’s famous red jacket!  We all know that Wilsons Leather is known for their leather goods.  Did you know that they also carry other handsome jackets in fabrics other than leather?  The Fabric Jacket with Rib Knit Trim in Navy is a perfect example.  I can’t help but feel cool like James Dean.  


I love how this jacket feels!  It’s so comfortable and fits if it was tailor made just for me (without the tailoring costs).  The rib knit trim cuffs on the sleeves, hem, and collar lining is a welcomed feature to help keep the cold air out.  The collar has a pair of buttons to help keep your neck warm.  The plaid inner lining adds to the overall look and increases the “coolness factor”.


The shell, knit trim, and sleeve lining is made from 100% polyester.  The shell withstood light rain and droplets beaded right off the jacket.  The body lining is made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton.  The jacket comes with a total of 3 pockets; two open hand pockets disguised as two button-closed flap pockets and one inner open pocket near the left chest.  Machine wash and tumble dry will lessen your trips to the dry cleaners.  Your jacket will arrive in a plastic bag on a sturdy hanger.  Available in navy and khaki, sizes S-XXL.


Bottom Line:  Looking for a well made jacket with classic styling that's not leather?  The Fabric Jacket with Rib Knit Trim from Wilsons Leather is worth serious consideration!  Check out the Wilsons Leather Spring Line to see their vast offerings of leather and non-leather goods.  You'll surely find the jacket that fits your personality and lifestyle.

Product provided from Wilsons Leather.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Giveaway: Non-Prescription Frames or Sunglasses of your choice from Jonas Paul Eyewear - 2 WINNERS!


It doesn't get any easier than this mom and dad!  Buying kid's glasses online is super easy thanks to Jonas Paul Eyewear and their free home try-on program.  There is no rush and free shipping both ways!  The small kit fits ages 2-8 and the large kit fits ages 9-14.

Here's how it works:

Step 1:  Order a free home try-on kit.  There is no risk!  
Step 2:  Your home kit arrives and you have 7 days to find the right fit for your child in the comfort of your own home.
Step 3:  Ship back the home kit with the pre-paid return label, and then return to their website to place your order for the perfect pair of prescription glasses starting at just $99!


Their most popular unisex frame is the Ruth/Ryan frame pictured above.  What a darling, hip style for boys and girls.  Available in black and tortoise.

What have you got to lose?  Try out the home kit from Jonas Paul Eyewear!  Your little one deserves the high-quality, modern eyewear that this company provides.

Giveaway Time:  Jonas Paul Eyewear is giving TWO lucky readers a pair of non-prescription frames or sunglasses of your choice!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Giveaway: KeriCure Natural Seal Invisible Bandage & Natural Seal On-the-Go - 4 WINNERS!

Don't let a small cut or scrape turn into a trip to the hospital!  KeriCure offers products that will help protect your cuts and scrapes from getting infected.  Their products are very effective at blocking the dirt and germs that cause infections.  KeriCure products will also soothe and relieve inflammation from burns, sunburns, and troublesome skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, heel cracks, blisters, cold sore, insect bites and more!



Their Natural Seal Skin Protectant gives those of you seeking a natural way to protect cuts and scrapes from infection peace of mind.  Created by Dr. Kerriann Greenhalgh, a PhD Organic Chemist, Natural Seal is the first non-toxic, safe and effective invisible barrier that provides exceptional protection for life's little mishaps.  The hypoallergenic, waterproof barrier can withstand bathing and swimming.  Natural Seal contains no environmentally harmful ingredients or processing.  It's great for kids and sting free!  Forget the ouch!  Natural Seal replaces traditional bandages and liquid bandages with a soothing, comfortable alternative.  


Now they have a new look to an old favorite!  Get your Natural Seal On The Go!  Every parent and grandparent should have this with them at all times.  It's always when you're least prepared that cuts and scraps happen!  With Natural Seal On The Go, you'll always know you can help prevent infection in no time. And with no harsh chemicals, this is healing the way nature intended.


Giveaway Time:  KeriCure is giving FOUR lucky readers a natural seal invisible bandage and a natural seal on the go!  You will want these handy!

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Giveaway: Hand Painted Bird House of your choice from The Paint Brushed Boutique

The personalized, hand painted gifts and decor from The Paint Brushed Boutique are so special.  What memorable gifts these would make!


The Hand Painted House Ornament is a beautiful keepsake or a great gift for new homeowners.  Each ornament is wood burned by hand and then meticulously hand painted with detail.  Homes are wood burned on 4" flat ornaments.  Personalization is also available!  You can include a name, date, etc.


The sweet Hand Painted Flower Girl Frame is a great reminder of her special day!  The frame is designed to be painted to match your wedding colors, her room colors or her favorite colors!  Personalization can include any names, dates, etc.  The frame is made from strong, durable wood that is sealed with an exterior grade protectant for lasting beauty.

Giveaway Time:  The Paint Brushed Boutique is giving one lucky reader a hand painted bird house!  You have your choice from the three designs below.  A $43.99 value!


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Giveaway: 2 Amigurumi Cactus in Clay Pots from The Knit Knack Shop

How cute!  The Knit Knack Shop is all about spreading this shop owner's love of all things knitted and crocheted.  For those of you with an interest in making stuffed animals (aka amigurumi), there are various crochet patterns that are for sale.  Each pattern was written by the shop owner and tried out by testers to make sure there were no kinks.  The Knit Knack shop also offers knitted baby blankets and finished amigurumi projects that are a big hit with the kids!


This handmade Four Monster Family includes Lulu the Monster, Bubba the Monster, Orville the Monster and Maybel the Monster.  Sizes range from approximately 6-9 inches tall.  These cuties are all made from a combination of cotton and acrylic yarn and stuffed with polyester fibers.


What unique decor!  The Amigurumi Cactus in Clay Pot never needs water!  These are perfect for all of you who don't have a green thumb.  I think these would be so cute in an office or classroom. They're also great for people who don't live in ideal conditions for growing plants.  These are made with acrylic yarn and all come in clay pots.  The plants are not glued so you can remove them and "plant" them in your own pots. The tallest plant measures 7 inches, the middle size is 5 inches and the smallest cactus is 4 inches.

Giveaway Time:  The Knit Knack Shop is giving one lucky reader TWO Amigurumi Cactus of their choice!  A $25 value.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Giveaway: Shoes of your choice from Spring Step Shoes



I love the detail on these Jazlyn Boots from Spring Step Shoes!  The criss cross design on the front adds such a feminine feel and makes this style stand out from the rest.  This two tone leather bootie looks great with a pair of skinnies.  The modest 2 1/2" heel is comfortable to wear all day.  These boots feature a full length zipper with antique gold zipper pull and a comfy padded insole.


The Jaclyn boots come in black, dark brown and red.



The leather detailing on the heel is a nice touch.  I loved so many of the boots from Spring Step Shoes.  You won't have any problem finding a style you adore.

Giveaway Time:  Spring Step Shoes is giving one lucky reader the shoes of their choice!

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Photos.com: Small canvas print of your choice from Photos.com - $150 Value

We are very excited to host another giveaway for Photos.com!  Take a look at two of the prints from The LIFE Collection below.  This iconic magazine has provided some of the most recognizable imagery of the 20th Century.  These compelling and provocative photographs, documenting events in politics, culture, celebrities, the arts and American culture will really add such an impact to your decor.


The Ballerinas Standing on a Window Sill by Alfred Eisenstaedt is for all you dancers at heart.  Alfred received his first camera as a gift from his uncle at age 14.  His interest in photography blossomed after recovering from a shrapnel wound after serving in he German army.  He became a regular at museums, studying light and composition.




This photograph is a classic.  The Jubilant American Sailor Clutching a White-Uniformed Nurse print  by Alfred Eisenstaedt captures a passionate kiss in Times Square to celebrate the long awaited-victory over Japan.


Ordering from Photos.com is easy.  Here's how it works:

Step 1:  Select your material.  Choose from canvas, paper, aluminum, acrylic or birchwood.
Step 2:  Select your style. 
Step 3:  Select your frame and size from their great assortment of 11 different frame styles.

Discount Time:  Take 25% OFF the Life Collection from 2/23 to 2/28 with the code LIFE25.

Giveaway Time:  Photos.com is giving one lucky reader a small canvas print of their choice!  A $150 value.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Giveaway: Minimalist Gold Spike Earrings from Sienna Grace Jewelry

Talk about edgy meets classy!  I am head over heels in love with my Minimalist Gold Spike Earrings in peach from Sienna Grace Jewelry.  These handmade earrings really rock my world.  They add such  sophistication to any outfit and they're so well made.  At only $22, they are a steal.


These beautiful faceted peach colored oval glass stones are set in a simple bezel setting.  A shiny gold plated spike charm dangles from the bottom.  The total length is just shy of 2" including the 14k gold filled ear hooks.


These minimalist earrings are available in two colors - peach and gray.  I am very impressed with this shop owner's careful attention to detail and high quality pieces.

Giveaway Time:  Sienna Grace Jewelry is giving one lucky reader a pair of Minimalist Gold Spike Earrings in the color of their choice!

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Giveaway: T-Shirt of your choice from Animal Hearted - 3 WINNERS!

This company is for all the animal lovers out there!  Animal Hearted offers tee shirts, sweatshirts and accessories for men, women and children.  This is a company that also gives back - 25% of proceeds are donated to shelters and rescue organizations.  Now that's something to smile about!


The Paws Tee will have you singing the JAWS theme song in your head!  This colorful tee will add some humor to your day.



Ha, the Animals > People Sweatshirt sure tells it like it is!  This sweatshirt proves you're a die hard animal fan.  Printed with eco-friendly inks on comfortable crewneck sweaters.

Animal Hearted offers free US shipping on orders over $75.  Exchanges and returns are easy and orders placed before 3 PM EST are shipped the same day.

Giveaway Time:  Animal Hearted is giving THREE lucky readers the t-shirt of their choice!

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Giveaway: Custom Stamp from The Paper Gold Company - 2 WINNERS!

The Paper Gold Company specializes in custom hand carved and laser engraved stamps, paper goods and custom designs.  If you need a company logo, branding, etc., this company can turn your vision into custom art!


I love these custom stamps.  Do you have an artwork image, logo, graphic, quote or an idea you'd like to see on a stamp?  The Paper Gold Company can make your wish come true!


This company will turn your digital file into a Custom Laser Engraved Stamp mounted on a wood block.  Your stamp will arrive in a linen bag for storage.
Sizes range from 1"x1" to 6".  Use your stamp on wood, glass, plastic, fabric, paper...anything your heart desires.


What cool motivation!  This spiral bound Scribble Journal is great for artists, scholars, writers, and anyone that loves cute things!  The inside paper is lined and the journal measures 6" W x 8.5" H.  Smaller sizes are available upon request.  Take this around with you to stay organized!

Giveaway Time:  The Paper Gold Company is giving TWO lucky readers a custom stamp!

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Twisted Silver: Think outside the jewelry box

It's time to think outside the jewelry box....and by that, we mean the Twisted Silver way!  I can't think of a time that I've received so many comments on my jewelry.  Edgy, vintage, and raw come to mind when I think of my three beautiful necklaces from this unique company.

Their distinctive line is perfectly imperfect with earthy base metals, recycled, found objects and vintage asymmetry throughout.  Accessories that have history and tell a story will quickly become your go-to accessories for any season.  Twisted Silver is repurposing at its finest!


The Creekwalk Necklace is divine! Created with tossed away glass pearls from Japan circa 1950 that were on their way to self destruction, but are now sealed in their natural state.  This necklace was inspired by a creek walk, but you'll only have the catwalk in mind!  It looks amazing paired with their Capture Necklace pictured above.  It's one of their best selling combinations!


Just look at that stunning detail!


Layers upon layers of beauty.


The Capture Necklace is probably my absolute favorite.  It's so versatile and I reach for this style time and time again.  No wonder it's another one of their best sellers.  The basic metal chain features a clever over-sized salvaged toggle clasp.  This necklace will make you feel like a rock star, yet it's surprisingly refined.


Don't forget the matching Twisted Hoops!


Oh bee-have!  The Buzz Necklace is carefully designed with vintage hematite.  The dangling bee is paired with a classic Twisted Silver coin.  Can you spot the darling wire antennae?!  I love how the clasp attaches on the front of the necklace.  It's the unique details that make Twisted Silver so special.

Discount Time:  Twisted Silver is giving all of you 15% OFF with the code FUNKY.  The coupon code will only work in the checkout cart when all items are at original prices or sale prices.  If you would like a sale piece, it must be a separate transaction, and you may ask for a shipping reimbursement if you order on the same day.  Both orders will also ship together if requested.  Offer good through May 31, 2015.


Product provided from Twisted Silver.  All opinions are my own.

Natural Life: Inspirational Lunch Totes

I feel like a kid in a candy store when I browse through the unique products offered by Natural Life.  This company inspires girls and women to live their natural lives.  Living a natural life is all about finding your passion, doing what you love, being your true self and enjoying life to the fullest!


The Life Doesn't Have To Be Perfect Lunch Tote is a great reminder to love life!  This fully-insulated cooler features a zipper closure and 8-inch drop nylon handles.  This will keep your food cool for up to 5 hours!


I love all the cute little owls on this Owls Be Happy Lunch Bag.  This bag just makes me smile.  The sturdy zippered neoprene lunch bag will hold all your goodies and folds flat for easy storage.  The 3mm insulating neoprene keeps lunch cool and dry.

Visit Natural Life to see all of the colorful products that ooze positivity!  I guarantee you'll fall in love with this company on your first visit.  You'll find so many awesome gift ideas, too!

Product provided from Natural Life.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Giveaway: Apron or Towel Set from Love You a Latte Shop - 3 WINNERS!

Add some humor to your life with the adorable products from Love You a Latte Shop!  With a name like that, how can you resist! Everyone will get a kick out of your fantastic finds from this company.  From baby clothing to kitchen towels, you'll fall in love with so many of their creative designs.


It's time to put some fun in your kitchen with the Set of 3 Pour Some Sugar On Me Kitchen Towels.  Clever and cute!  Towels are 100% cotton and measure 28" W x 29" L.


Their 100% cotton They See Me Rollin They Hatin Kitchen Apron is hilarious.  Different colors are now available!  

Giveway Time:  Love You a Latte Shop is giving THREE lucky readers their choice between the set of 3 towels or apron shown above!

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Giveaway: Bed Head 1 Inch Clampless Curling Iron


I've been looking for the perfect curling wand and I've found it!  The 1 inch Clampless Curling Iron from Bed Head's Curlipops Collection gives me the beachy waves I've been dreaming of.  The clamp-free wrap and go design makes getting ready in the morning so easy.  If you're new to using a curling wand, the heat protective glove comes in handy.


Features include:
Tourmaline ceramic barrel
High heat
On/off switch with "ON" indicator light
Rapid heat recovery
Heat protective glove

Watch Bed Head's video to see how to achieve gorgeous loose wavy curls using their clampless curling iron!


Head on over to Bed Head to see all of their awesome styling products.  Cute packaging never hurts, too!

Giveaway Time:  Bed Head is giving one lucky reader a 1 inch clampless curling iron!  A $27.99 value.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Giveaway: Wine & Cheese Gift Set from Charlie Chalk - 2 WINNERS!

We're happy to be featuring Charlie Chalk again!  Now you can personalize your life with magnificent wedding chalkboard stands and signs, chalk labels, stickers and decals for organizing your home or office.  This company is all about helping people communicate effectively in an artful manner.  You're sure to find something you love.


The Elegant Hanging Chalkboard Sign will the perfect touch of beauty to your home.  Now you can invite your friends with this elegant custom made Powder Room Sign.  


Custom orders are more than welcome.  The sign measures 8" x 10".  


The blank Rustic Elegant Hanging Chalkboard Sign features jute twine for hanging.  Use for home decor, photo props, wedding, etc.  Measures 7" x 11".  


Charlie Chalk products make excellent, unique gifts.  All of their designs are made with love in their garage/studio/warehouse.


Giveaway Time:  Charlie Chalk is giving TWO lucky readers a Wine & Cheese Gift Set! A $39.95 value.

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Giveaway: 4 Bar Soap Gift Basket + 1 Sea Salt Bar from Treefort Naturals

Soap can be beautiful, especially when it's handmade with love.  We're thrilled to be working with Treefort Naturals again!  This lovely Etsy shop offers cold process soaps that are made from scratch the old fashioned way with all natural ingredients.  Your body will thank you!


The Sea Salt Soap contains no synthetic colors, dyes, perfumes, or preservatives.  It's time to pamper yourself with their sea salt bar.  The sap is made using coconut oil with added shea butter and jojoba oil.  Before this bar is used, it will have a crumbly look/texture, but once it's been used once or twice, the salt creates a smooth, hard bar that almost "polishes" the skin.  The sea salt comes from the evaporated waters of the Pacific Ocean and handmade in the US.  The natural indigo root gives the bar its beautiful color.  This soap is lightly scented with essential oils of spearmint and eucalyptus.

Ingredients include:  Coconut oil, sea salt, shea butter, water, lye, organic jojoba oil, essential oils, indigo root

Each bar is handout and weighs approximately 4.5 - 5 oz.


Their Solid Lotion Bar made from all natural 100% ingredients contains no water.  It requires no preservative and is full of skin loving ingredients!  This may take the place of traditional lotions for you.  Made with shea butter, coconut oil, comfrey infused olive oil and hempseed oil.  A little goes a long way.  This lotion bar is lightly scented with lavender and lemon essential oils.  


Giveaway Time:  Treefort Naturals is giving one lucky reader a 4 Soap Gift Basket plus 1 Sea Salt Bar!  A $30 value.

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