Monday, March 10, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I am really excited to bring to you a gorgeous set of jewelry that I received to review from Majestical Jewelry. If you are a follower of my blog, you know how much I love jewelry, a girl can never have too many pieces, right? In my book, not at all! I am a firm believer that jewelry completes the outfit. It pulls everything together.
Before I move on to the review of the beautiful set that Majestical sent me, I would like to tell you a little bit about the company. This information is quoted from the website of Majestical.
For my review, Majestical sent me the Floral Necklace Set in the ever versatile color of black, which is currently priced at $28.00 with a retail price of $55.00.
|Photograph courtesy of Majestical.com|
The Majestical Jewelry website has something for EVERY jewelry lover. They feature fashion jewelry, silver jewelry, gemstone jewelry, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and pearl jewelry. I have already picked out several other sets that I want to get to pair with some of my summer outfits.
Go ahead, you know want to, visit the Majestical Jewelry site. Do it! Go ahead, click, shop and enjoy!
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.
In the ever-present battle for fitness, a heart rate monitor can be extremely useful. Many individuals think that these monitors are only for people suffering from heart problems, but this is not so.
Cardiovascular fitness is a most important portion of physical fitness and having a method of measuring it is extremely useful. Since the heart is a muscle just like any other in your body, exercising deliberately can make your heart stronger and more efficient. Monitoring your heart rate can help you determine if you're working out or just loafing along as normal. Many trainers for various sports recommend the use of a heart rate monitor to assess the growing strength of your heart in practicing a sport. These monitors come in varieties designed to monitor activity, measure your heart rate, and keep data about the performance of your heart.
Most Popular Brands of Heart Monitors
The six most popular brands of monitors sold are as follows:
• Polar Loop Activity Monitor – for general exercise
• Timex T5K734F5 Women's Ironman Zone Trainer – for women's fitness
• Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS Personal Trainer – for triathletes/cyclists/runners
• Polar FT4 Fitness Heart Rate Monitor – for basic fitness, weight loss, and exercise
• Mio Alpha Strapless Heart Rate Monitor – strapless for use in running and cycling
• TomTom Runner GPS Watch with Heart Rate – for running
As shown, the offered features vary widely as do the prices of these tools for fitness.
Calculating Your Target Heart Rate Zone
To get optimal usage of your monitor, you need to be aware of your target heart rate zone for training. Talk to a personal trainer or consult a physiotherapist in your area. You can approximate the rates by using these formulas posted on April 16, 2012 in Heart Rate Monitors, the blog for www.heartratemonitorsusa.com:
Formula for figuring your maximum heart rate is to subtract your age from 220.
Recommended Training Zones:
• Warm Up – 50-60% of maximum heart rate• Fat Burning 60-70% of maximum heart rate
• Endurance Training – 70-80% of maximum heart rate
• Performance Training – 80-90% of Maximum heart rate – recommended for short bursts of time
• Short Period Training – 90-100% of maximum heart rate. This is recommended for speed training, and only those in good overall shape should train in this zone.
Use a heart rate monitor to scientifically help your cardiovascular system obtain strength and fitness.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
If you are in love with a particular brand of sneakers, you know how astronomical the prices can be. Walk into a department store and your jaw is likely to hit the floor. That's why it pays to surf the web and find a host of great online providers like Sneaker King to give you a better deal.
Find the Right Shoe at the Right Price Opt for online shopping and you cut out the middle man. You can find competitive deals that will save you a bundle when you are searching for designer sneakers. Many companies offer special promotions, such as buy one and get one half off, as well. Hit the right site at the perfect time and you could even skip shipping fees. It's a no brainer to do your shopping on the Internet. Shoe companies save money when they don't need to worry about all of the overhead that comes with a retail location, passing their savings on to you.
Online Shoe Shopping is Convenient Think how much easier it is to shop on line. You can shop any place, any time. There is no need to worry about business hours or finding an accessible location. Whether you are sitting at home, on the go with your mobile device, or on your break at the office, hop online and order your favorites.
Find All of the Brand Name Shoes in One Place Many online providers house a vast assortment of designer sneakers and shoes, allowing you to take your pick when you are ready to buy. Forget about hitting store after store. At the push of a button, you will be able to view a wide selection, compare prices, and order the shoes that you've been dreaming about.
It's Fast and Easy to Shop for Sneakers Online There is no doubt that shopping in the web is tailored to savvy consumers who have busy lifestyles, want to save time, and budget wisely. The next time you want to update your collection of sneakers or you're simply ready to splurge on something new, pop on the web and look at a host of online providers. You'll have your new sneakers before you know it and you'll save yourself a trip out to the store. Click a button, expect a short wait, and find your shoes waiting on your doorstep.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I recently was reminded of something that my grandmother told me as I was growing up. She used to always tell me that kindness goes a long way. Just the other day was skimming through my tweets and saw that exact tweet from one of my friends on Twitter. Boom! Did that bring back a lot of memories.
As I write this, I realize that this has nothing to do with really nothing at all, although I do consider being thoughtful and respectful of other's feelings part of my overall well being. It is unfortunate that we live in a day and age that the word kindness has simply left our vocabularies. I remain amazed each and every day as I go through life, just how ungrateful and thoughtless people really are. I was out over the weekend at a festival in a nearby town and was able to see that those exact words exist even now more than they ever did.
So that is my rant for today. In short, be kind, and share a smile. It doesn't cost anything.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
For many women, finding something in their closet when preparing to get dressed can be a mind-wracking task. There may be many different outfits, some never even worn, but none seem to be the right color, style, size, and this adds to the frustration. A sarong can fix this problem, because they can be worn many different ways, and not just in the summer months. A sarong worn in the winter will be a welcome change of pace for not only the person wearing it, but also those who will see it being worn.
Sarongs have been worn for centuries, and are still very modern looking. This is because they are very flattering to all body types, and also because they can be worn in many different ways. Getting your first sarong may seem fun at first, and very exciting, and then confusing. A good place to find the information on how to wear, and also how to care for, your new sarong is the shop your are going to buy it from. They will know the fabric well, and how it can best be tied.
Wearing a sarong as a dress, a short or long skirt, or as an accent such as a hat band should be the basic starting points. There are many other ways to wear a sarong, and you will find your own favorite way to wear one with a little bit of experimentation. Using a full length mirror or a friend and a camera, you can quickly tell which ones are going to be your favorites. As you get used to tying and manipulating your sarong, you'll see what works, what doesn't, and how to get your sarong to tie nicely and beautifully.
|Photo Courtesy of Fairwinds Sarongs|
For those who are plus size, sarongs are also made for you, too, and can be a very flattering piece of clothing that you will want to wear everywhere. Besides being flattering and versatile, sarongs are extremely comfortable, and can be worn without any areas that bind or restrict your movement. Many women enjoy wearing sarongs throughout their pregnancy.
Sarongs come in different woven fabric types, and many different colors, some with embroidery and bead work, while others have hand painted embellishments. Because a sarong can be worn as a dress, the task of finding a sarong that will match other clothing items is eliminated. When being worn as a skirt with a blouse, choosing blouses that are simple and a basic color will work the best. Having fun with your new sarong is the best part, though. A good quality sarong will last for years, but can still be the start of wanting a collection of these super-versatile clothing items.
Friday, June 28, 2013
My family really enjoys going out to eat and one of our favorite restaurants to visit is Red Lobster. I have been enjoying the wonderful food that Red Lobster serves for many, many years. One of my first experiences with Red Lobster was when I lived in Florida many moons ago. The lady that I worked for at the time used to treat her employees to lunches out and Red Lobster was our go to lunch spot. We always found that it was easy to order and get out quickly during our lunch hour.
Nowadays, my family and I mainly visit during dinnertime. I was extremely thrilled when Darden Restaurants asked me to do a review of Red Lobster and their Seaside Mix and Match Entree Selections.
Upon our arrival at our local Red Lobster, there was about a five minute wait before we were whisked off to our table. My children enjoy looking at the lobster tank. Shortly after we were seated and our waitress took our drink order, the wonderful coveted Cheddar Bay Biscuits arrived. These biscuits are so special that their name is trademarked. They arrived to our table freshly baked and hot.
While we were looking at the menu and trying to make our decision about what we were going to choose for dinner, we decided to order the Golden Onion Rings as an appetizer. The onion rings are served with spicy dipping sauce. They were fried to a golden brown and were perfect!
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Are Your Children Interested in Dancing?
Can You Commit Your Time and Money?
Will Dance Lessons Interfere With Schoolwork?
Are Your Children in Good Health?
Benefits of Dance Lessons
Monday, June 24, 2013
A young couple looking for the perfect women's wedding rings should take a look at what is popular now. They should also decide whether or not they want to have matching wedding rings and whether the bride-to-be wants to wear an engagement ring first. Smaller Diamonds -- More Glitter: A wedding ring with pave diamonds is the most popular design that women are choosing today. This ring is set in tiny, sparkling pave diamonds, which gives the ring a "glimmering" effect without actually seeing each diamond individually. The Heavenly Halo Engagement Ring Setting: The most popular engagement ring today is the halo setting. This is comprised of a larger middle diamond surrounded by a ring of smaller diamonds. This setting makes the center diamond appear larger than it really is. It is also classic, timeless and beautiful. Other Popular Ring Settings: The plain solitaire engagement ring never goes out of style, and neither does the three-stone diamond engagement ring. The cathedral engagement ring set is elegant, beautiful and much sought after. Another popular engagement ring setting is the three-stone combination ring with a center diamond flanked by smaller rubies, sapphires or emeralds. Bands set with channel-set diamonds or gemstones are a another beautiful wedding ring option that couples are choosing. More Bling for Your Ring Dollar: Couples looking for wedding and engagement rings are deciding on the overall look of the rings, rather than the size of the center diamond or the metal grade that the stones are set in.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Temptu.com is the online website for a company that sells an airbrush makeup kit and other beauty products. Temptu is a company that prides itself in the fact that it is responsible for creating numerous outstanding faces in the entertainment business. Its make-up has donned the faces of film actors and actresses, musical celebrities and fashion icons. However, its most important business is selling fabulous products to everyday customers. 1981 was a very important year for Temptu. It was then that the company's paint formula was first used in a film called Tattoo. After that film, professional make-up artists were very interested in Temptu's formulas. Suddenly, the company's body paints and cosmetics were the most popular products in the make-up industry, and sales began to soar. The next big year was 1996. This was when Temptu created their airbrush foundation. The formula delivered flawless finish, and customers were hooked on the make-up and Temptu. Temptu's make-up became the choice of professional entertainers, but it also became a mainstay in the cosmetic areas for all women. This became possible in 2009 when Temptu launched a home airbrush make-up system, and it is easy to use. Temptu is much honored to sell professional-style cosmetics for at-home use. The company believes that every woman wants her face and skin to look as beautiful as possible. This is why they offer airbrush make-up kits and many other fabulous online at temptu.com. In just three tiny minutes, the Airbrush Makeup System creates flawless faces.
Monday, May 6, 2013
I always get anxious to get in my garden this time of the year to get things looking in tip top shape. Now Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch makes that easier than ever. Scotts sustainable gardening is a way for me to help do my part in saving this wonderful planet that we live on. Scotts is making it easy for you to chip in and do the same with their 100% Florida grown Eucalyptus Mulch. Yes, it is grown 100% in Florida and no where else. Why do you ask is Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch the best for your garden? It is made from 100% plantation grown eucalyptus trees, prevents weeds naturally, and is grown in the Sunshine state, so if you live in Florida, you are supporting your local ecomony.
You might be saying to yourself, I don't live in Florida, is there something that Scotts makes that I can use in my area? Yes, there is, Scotts Nature Scapes mulch is made from natural forest products and helps maintain moisture, prevent weeks and makes your gardens look fantastic all season long. Not to mention that it comes in 3 different colors and a variety of textures.
Hereis a list for gardening supplies that you can pick up to jumpstart and make your yard look glorious this season. First on your list, should be Scotts Florida Select Mulch, flowering trees and plants to line your flower beds, lawn food and a spreader, some grass seed to fill in any bare spots that might not have come back from the winter season, and soil to put around plants that will give them healthy roots and allow them to thrive. Your lawn can look just like these with the right Scotts products.
Photo courtesy of Scotts.com
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Friday, May 3, 2013
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Sunday, April 28, 2013
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