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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wordless Wednesday With Linky - Mt. Wilson Observatory - August 1, 2012


One of the side trips that my daughter has taken while interning at NASA was to Mt. Wilson to see the observatory complex there.






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Monday, July 30, 2012

Treasure Hunt Tuesday Giveaway Link Up for July 31, 2012

Time to link up your Treasure of a Giveaway
OR
Dig up some Treasure for yourself!
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  1. Linked posts but be linked directly to the giveaway
  2. Giveaways must be Family Friendly
  3. Giveaways must be hosted by a blog, no sweepstakes or affiliate offers
  4. Please list Geographical restrictions aka US, US/CAN, or WW (World Wide)
  5. Giveaways must include an end Date in Title






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High Tech Hair Care – The Fusion Iron – Giveaway ends 8/13



If you have been a Howard House reader for any length of time you will be familiar with Marie's obsession with gadgets and tools. Beauty gadgets and tools to be exact. She loves things that exfoliate, zap, massage, and light up. Ultrasound, RF, LED, Galvanic… She loves it all. Imagine how much fun it was for me to discover a tool that uses high tech methods to condition your hair?

Marie was a stylist for many years, she's had the opportunity to try an enormous number of hair styling products, and dozens upon dozens of conditioning treatments, and has used many methods to help my clients with their various hair issues. After getting a chance to try the Fusion Iron…all that seems obsolete. In the same way that ultrasonic devices are used to perform facials, in that the creams or serums are broken up to allow deeper penetration into the skin, thus making them more effective, the Fusion Iron is using Ultrasonic technology and Infrared light to deeply condition hair! The Fusion allows your hair treatment to get into the hair shaft, and then seals it in. It makes every treatment more potent! Brilliant! Using the Fusion Iron is a snap, it’s just like using your flat iron, except….you use it on WET hair. It doesn’t straighten, since it’s not a styling tool, in fact it doesn’t really heat up.


Here’s the scoop on how to use it. After you wash your hair, using a shampoo that is specific to your needs, like a nourishing shampoo for damaged hair, a strengthening shampoo for weak hair or a color safe shampoo for colored hair (it is important to “prepare” your hair for treatment in the same way you “prepare” your face for masks or peels- you don’t use a peel without properly cleansing your face, right? And you wouldn’t use a cleanser made for dry skin if you have oily skin and vice versa. Same principal with your hair – use a quality shampoo and nutrient absorption is increased dramatically) you will then want to apply a deep conditioning treatment,  hair masque or serum to your lightly towel dried hair.


Separate your hair into sections, then proceed to “iron” your hair in much the same way you would if you were using a flat iron. Start at the roots, and make 3-5 passes on each section. Marie did a little extra on my ends. Then, rinse your hair with warm water- do NOT re-shampoo, just rinse. You can then dry and style as usual. Easy as pie. Results? Wow time.

The Fusion Iron is now one of Marie's Beauty Stash Cabinet TOP SHELF tools. Marie and I am sold on it. If Marie was still working in a salon, she’d buy one and use it for her add-on back bar conditioning treatments. Her clients would love it and her. While it will help your hair on an ongoing basis, this is a tool that gives you immediate, tangible results. Worth it. Worth it.

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Winner

C. Barr

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No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law.  I received no monetary compensation for this posting.  The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Google, Facebook, or Twitter. Good Luck!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Marvelous Music Monday - You're Always Welcome at Our House

Let's have some fun this week with some silly songs.

You're Always Welcome at Our House
A great Shel Silverstein Song performed on The Muppet Show featuring Marisa Berenson as the (not so) sweet little girl.

Never Smile at a Crocodile
from Peter Pan

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Finally, Boogie down to your Fellow Rockin' Bloggers on our Linky or bring some back with you to join us!
At Royalegacy, you will only find family friendly music.  I cannot say the same for the other sites that are linking up to this hop.
This week's theme is "Funny Songs"




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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Vitalah Oxylent: An Effervescent Multivitamin Drink REVIEW, GIVEAWAY, and PROMO CODE! ends 8/17 US


I like to take vitamins and minerals everyday.  I feel that what we are eating just doesn't have enough of the nutrients that our bodies need.  But then, I look at the big ol' vitamin/mineral pill and wonder, does this hard packed pill dissolve in my tummy so that all those vitamins and minerals can be absorbed?  Actually, I stopped taking my normal supplement to see if I felt any difference.  I came up with a conclusion--I didn't feel any difference at all.  So I began searching for a new supplement that would be better for my health and wellness, and I found Oxylent from Vitalah.


Oxylent is the Oxygenating Multivitamin Drink.  It is an effervescent powdered vitamin/mineral supplement that you mix with water and is sweetened with stevia (No sugar!).  Because it becomes a vitamin/mineral drink made with Albion Chelated Minerals, there is no need for your stomach acids to break down a hard pill.  It is already in a form that can be readily absorbed by our bodies.

Here are more facts on Oxylent:

OXYGENATES: The enzymes, SOD and catalase, work together to promote the conversion of toxins into beneficial oxygen and water, enhancing cellular oxygenation.

HYDRATES: Important electrolytes control the balance of fluid in the body. They are also important for muscle and nerve function, blood pressure, movement of nutrients into the cells, and the removal of waste
product from the cells.

CIRCULATES: The amino acid, L-Arginine, promotes healthy blood flow, which significantly improves circulation4.

REJUVENATES: A full range of B vitamins support adrenal health and immune and nervous systems5. Powerful antioxidants, CoQ10, vitamin C, and bioflavonoids, are also included. 1000 I.U.s natural vitamin D3 supports bone and heart health. 

Click here to see their research on the facts above.


I was sent a variety of Oxylent.  I got to try the adult formula Oxylent which comes in three flavors: Sparkling Blackberry Pomegranate; Sparkling Mandarin; and Sparkling Berries.  My husband just loves these, and takes them daily.  They really help him out with his energy levels, and I believe, really helps him with his moods.

I got a few of the Prenatal which are also good for women who are pre-menopausal like me, and not only for pregnancy.  I DO feel a difference when I take them.  I feel better, my mood is improved, and I have more energy than what I had before.  The Prenatal is great for women who suffer from nausea while pregnant because of the Vitamin B6 which assists in reducing nausea associated with pregnancy.

The last supplement I got was for the Children's Formula which is specially designed for children 4 and older.  My son loves this.  I am afraid he is hooked on it.  He has always, and I mean always, hated taking chewables.   When he got older, I tried giving him a half of my vitamin, but no way was he going to swallow a pill!  I let him try this, and he said, "Mom, this is good!  I'll drink this."  Happiness descended upon me.  Finally, after so many years I am able to get him to take a multivitamin.


The individual packets are super! There is no need to measure anything out for yourself, and they are so easy to take with you in your purse or pocket.

In order to use, all you have to do is shake the packet, and pour contents into 4-6 ounces of water.  The oxygenating action starts working and bubbling.  I do find that I need to wait about five minutes for it to dissolve completely with a bit of stirring. 

You can purchase Vitalah Oxylent online at their website (Free ground shipping with a two box minimum), or you can find a store near you that sells it here.  Keep connected with Vitalah through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

PROMO CODE

Oxylent has kindly given my readers a Promo Code to save 15% off your order
ROYALOXYLENT

Right now, thanks to Vitalah, one person is going to win an Oxylent Variety Pack with a CamelBak water bottle!  This giveaway is open to US residents, and will end on Friday, August 17, 2012. 

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No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Many thanks to Vitalah who provided a product or sample for this Review & Giveaway. I received no monetary compensation. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Google, Facebook, or Twitter. Good Luck!

#Win FireFly Fragrance by Demeter ends 8/13 US

Marie from HowardHouseReviews.com has partnered with me to bring you a fun giveaway. She's testing a new entry form.

Here is what she has to say about the prize:

Fresh  air, night time on a summer evening...FireFly by Demeter is an cool, light scent that you will fall in love with.

Similar to "Thunderstorm" I think, but a note or two lighter and more "earth" 

Demeter scents tend to change as they warm up on your skin, this one is no different. At first, on me anyway, the earthy smell was strong, but within a few minutes that note dissipated and I was left with just the cool, night air smell. Really nice.

On my daughter, it didn't change too much, and she thought it was a bit masculine.  However it settles on you,  I think you'll love it!

Marie is trying out a new entry form, so far she really like it, but she would like to hear from you.

So we are adding a bonus entry for you, just tell us how you like it, what would you change, it's that easy!

Good Luck, I hope you win!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

UGLee Pens Pure Writing Comfort REVIEW and GIVEAWAY ends 8/15 US



I have just found the most comfortable pen that has ever been made.  It is the Ultimate Grip Pen by Dr. Lee--UGLee Pen for short.  I just love the name of it!  I am a lefty, and the way that I was taught to write, I basically write backwards as a lot of us lefties do.  I have trouble with pens not being comfortable enough to let me keep writing for long periods.  My hand starts to cramp up.  The UGLee Pen is so comfortable, I can write much better and faster without the cramping.

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The UGLee Pen was designed by Dr. James Lee.  He found that during his time in medical school and as a practicing physician, writing all those long notes, that his hand would start hurting after a while.  He searched high and low for a pen that would be and stay comfortable in his hand.  Dr. Lee even spent as much as $50 for pens hoping for long lasting comfort.  Nothing would help, so he decided he needed to tackle the problem on his own.   After spending over eight years of researching and x-raying his own hand, he came up with the UGLee Pen.


This pen is perfect for those with arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, and those with repetitive stress injuries.  I have one of the pens that I reviewed to my grandmother, 92, who suffers from carpel tunnel syndrome.  She told me that the pen is much more stable in her hands than with other pens, and writing her checks is so much more simpler now.

Great for School!

Not only is this pen good for those who have hand problems, but for kids, too!  Your children's hands are just developing while they are learning to write.  As what Dr. Lee says:

"You already know that it takes years of practice learning how to write. Did you know that it also takes years to build up the correct muscles to do so efficiently? Kids are also at risk for repetitive stress injury, in fact that can be where it starts! Because of their underdeveloped muscles, it is easy for children to accumulate small injuries early. Get your children an UGLee Pen and help prevent future hand problems!"

You can order Dr. Lee's UGLee pen straight from his website.  A 3-Pack of UGLee Pens costs only $19.99.  Shipping and handling is only $3.95 for no matter how many multi-packs you order at the same time.  Payment is convenient and safe through PayPal, and orders are shipped through USPS.  You can also keep connected with the UGLee Pen through Facebook and Twitter.



Right now, thanks to Dr. Lee, I am offering a giveaway for a 3-pack of UGLee Pens (ARV: $19.99) to one of my US readers.  This giveaway will end on August 15, 2012.  I am trying Giveaway Tools for this contest.
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No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Many thanks to Dr. Lee of UGLee Pens who provided a product or sample for this Review & Giveaway. I received no monetary compensation. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Google, Facebook, or Twitter. Good Luck!

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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Central California Beach - July 25, 2012


Central California Beach
Somewhere around Cambria

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Treasure Hunt Tuesday for July24, 2012

Time to link up your Treasure of a Giveaway
OR
Dig up some Treasure for yourself!
Don't forget to enter these while your at it...
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A few rules:
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  2. Giveaways must be Family Friendly
  3. Giveaways must be hosted by a blog, no sweepstakes or affiliate offers
  4. Please list Geographical restrictions aka US, US/CAN, or WW (World Wide)
  5. Giveaways must include an end Date in Title



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Win a $1300 Chanel Tote in the Grand Finale of #WinThisBag!

Welcome to Our Grand Finale of
"Win This Bag"
Sponsored by
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It's finally here! The Grand Finale of the Win This Bag series of giveaways is here!! Is it really over so soon!?  We've combined weeks 5 and 6 into a two-week long giveaway giving you the double the opportunity to increase your odds of winning by completing the daily bonus entries! 

You'll have from 7/24/12 through 8/6/12 to claim as many entries as you possibly can! If you can remember to revisit your favorite blog to claim your daily bonus entries, you’ll have a huge advantage (2 weeks worth!) over the rest of the competition! 

But before we announce the Grand Finale bag, here are a few words about our sponsor who made this entire 6 weeks worth of giveaways possible! Photobucket
HipSwap is a mobile and web marketplace that connects buyers and sellers locally and nationally. It enables people to discover what’s inside the most fabulous closets, homes, and shops in neighborhoods and cities across America. HipSwap currently offers delivery service in Los Angeles and New York with its iconic pink delivery van.

Also, be sure to swing by the HipSwap blog to check out their ever popular post on how to spot a fake Louis Vuitton bag!

So, far HipSwap has generously supplied us with a Fendi Spy Bag, a Louis Vuitton bag, a white leather Tod’s hanbag and a Gucci Hobo Bag! Are you ready for the brand that will be featured in our Grand Finale?!

This week, you have the chance to win an authentic Chanel tote worth $1,300!

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This beige quilted leather Chanel tote is a one-of-a-kind find. It features a black leather trim and large "CC" on side to make it easily distinguishable as the one of the world’s most prestige designer brands.
Dimensions: 11" x 10" x 5" with 7" straps. Estimated Value: $1300
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This beautiful handbag was provided by the amazing DoubleTake Consignment Boutique of New Jersey.

The DoubleTake Consignment Boutique first opened its doors in Short Hills, New Jersey in 1992. From day one the store has been packed with women who understand the advantages and value of consignment shopping. DoubleTake only accepts the highest quality & current designer clothing and accessories and has been recognized as a unique clothing boutique where huge savings can be realized.

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How to gain entries in this giveaway:
There is only one mandatory entry option; and that is to create a free HipSwap account. However, by entering on this blog through the Giveaway Tools widget below, you have the opportunity to gain a large number of bonus entries! You can complete as many or as few bonus entries as you’d like but remember, the more you do, the better your odds of winning! Plus, once you are following all of your hosts, entering each subsequent weekly Win This Bag Giveaway will be even faster & easier! As promised, you’ll find additional bonus entries to claim for having entered our previous weekly Win This Bag Giveaways!
Good luck!
Giveaway begins on 7/24/12 at 12:01am EST & ends on 8/6/12 at 11:59pm EST.
Open worldwide.

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This giveaway is open to entrants worldwide 18 years of age or older, except where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook and is Facebook-compliant. To qualify to win, you must complete, at minimum, the mandatory entry on the Giveaway Tools form. All entries will be forwarded to our sponsor for the purpose of randomly selecting a winner. Winners will be notified by email from a HipSwap representative. Winners will have 72 hours to respond or risk forfeiting their prize. Prize may re-awarded solely by the Sponsor’s discretion. Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. This blog may not be held liable for Sponsors who do not fulfill prize shipments. The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We reserve the right to publicly publish winners’ names and/or likeness. By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

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