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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Vitacost.com Set & Save Plus $150 GC #Giveaway! #VitacostSetnSave

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Vitacost.com offers low prices on thousands of vitamins, supplements and over-the-counter products. They recently Introduced Vitacost Set & Save, a new scheduled delivery program that locks in the lowest available price on your favorite items plus gives you an extra 10% off on thousands of products. You can also receive free surprise gifts throughout the year! The more often you order, the more gifts you receive.

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You know there are things you use daily and some that you don't want to make a special trip to the store to get. While other things you need and never want to run out of. Some things you just always want on hand so why not have those products delivered right to your door consistently, conveniently, and locked in at their lowest possible price? Choose Set & Save and keep the great prices coming!

Vitacost.com is one of my favorite destinations for getting some great prices on supplements that I use daily.  I am a comparison shopper, and found I get the best prices on many of my hard-to-find supplements.

Make sure to visit Vitacost.com for more information on Set & Save and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter

Momma T and baby E is hosting a Viatacost giveaway! Vitacost is offering a $150 Vitacost.com Gift Card (coupon code) to one lucky reader! This Giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older. Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck! 


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Marvelous Music Monday - Busy Doing Nothing - October 1, 2012

Is it really October already?  This last month went faster than what I thought it would.  I am still having a bit of trouble with the flu as the cough has left me with a horrible stitch in my side.  Luckily, I don't cough too much.

I was listening to this song the other day in the car.  It was part of my daughter's repertoire on her flash stick, and thought is was perfect.  I have been so busy with this flu over the month, but really doing nothing.

"Busy Doing Nothing" comes from the movie A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court starring Bing Crosby (Hank Martin/Sir Boss), Sir Cedric Hardwicke (King Arthur), and William Bendix (Sir Sagramore .  I find the movie a bit boring, but this song is the best part of it all.  This song comes when Sir Boss has told Arthur to go among his people to see how things really are.




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Adventures Only Begin When You Get a Leather Bag from Copper River Bag - Review


Are you almost ready to set off on your newest adventure?  No adventure would be complete without a full grain leather camera bag from Copper River Bag Co.

I have been so fortunate to be able to review the 14 inch Voyager Camera Bag from Copper River Bag Co.  Let me just tell you that there is really only one word that can sum up this bag: Sumptuous!  It is a full grain leather bag that feel so luxurious while you wear it, but rugged enough to take it anywhere in the world.  It's ample insides can handle your camera, lenses, iPad/notebook computer, and anything else you would like to carry. 

As with all of Copper River Bag Co. bags, the Voyager Camera Bag is made with 100% Full Grain Stone Oil Leather.  I got the 14 inch bag which generously measures 10" wide x 10" deep with a 4" gusset. The bag comes in four different colors, black, burgundy, Serengeti, and brown--which is the color that I chose.  It is such a rich brown color that enhances the supple leather that the bag is made of.  Here are all the specifications of the bag:

• Holds an iPad / iPad 2 and or up to 14” laptop
• 100% full grain stone oiled leather
• Water resistant
• padded  insert with  adjustable divider and padded bottom
• Large iPad / notebook computer / Kindle / Nook comportment
• Large main compartment
• 1 Large rear newspaper / magazine cargo pocket
• 2 outside side cell phone pockets
• UV protected, rot resistant  thick marine grade poly thread stitching
• Made from scratch in U.S.A
• *Includes adjustable and removable Nylon shoulder strap (an all leather shoulder strap with a padded leather shoulder pad can be added at an additional cost)

With the included Camera Insert
This bag is not made cheaply, either.  Copper River Bag Co. makes these bags to last.  They are proud of the quality of their bags, and stand behind their bags with a 100 year warranty.  Each bag is made with the finest full grain leather available, and stitched right here in the United States of America.  Copper River Bag Co. does not send their orders to be filled at some factory in some foreign land, they personally cut the leather to size, and they are stitched together by highly skilled craftsmen.  A leather bag from Copper River Bag Co. will last you for generations.

With our bag, we were fortunate to receive the leather strap and shoulder pad.  It matches so nicely with the bag.  It is made with two layers of  full grain leather stitched with Marine grade UV resistant thread.  To keep the strap on the bag there are extra heavy duty swivel lobster clasp.  It is adjustable from 3' to 5' so it can be worn just on the shoulder or across the body.  It, too, like the bag, is water resistant.  The leather shoulder strap really adds to the bag's elegance.

Because the bag is full grain leather it will age to perfection.  It will get these little scars, scratches, brand marks, wrinkles, and subtle variations in color.  My goodness, and it just smells wonderful, too!  That's just part of the wondrous character that goes with owning a beautiful leather bag.


When I have this bag on my shoulder, I feel like I am an expert photographer of an adventure movie searching for ancient artifacts. Or, I feel like I am back in the American West traveling on a stage with a leather bag that could be a piece of American History.  This bag just excites my senses, and let's me dream of all sorts of adventures.

Without the Camera Insert
Copper River Bag Co. not only sells five different full grain leather camera bags, but also, full grain leather  iPad/Tablet Bags, Laptop Bags, and some great accessories to go with these bags such as: the camera bag insert, a file organizer bag insert, an iPhone wallet or pouch, a super thin leather wallet, leather utility pouch, the leather shoulder strap, passport wallet (that can hold an iPhone, too), and iPad/tablet pouch.


Right now, there is a big end of the summer sale going on over at Copper River Bag Co.  Many of their bags are on sale.  The 14 inch Voyager is on sale for only $154.50 plus shipping.  To make payment easy, Copper River Bag Co. accepts payment via Paypal or you can check out with Google.

Here is how you can keep up with Copper River Bag Co.
Copper River Bag Co. website
Copper River Bag Co. on Facebook
Copper River Bag Co. on Twitter
Copper River Bag Co. on YouTube

A Copper River Bag is a unique bag made just for you.  No two bags are alike.  We are ready for our next adventure!  Are you?



Many thanks to Copper River Bag Co. who provided a product or sample for this Review. 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.”


Friday, September 28, 2012

Giveaway - TWO Winners! - $50GC to GlobalEyeglasses.com - Ends 10/14 WW



It's time for the Giveaway to GlobalEyeglasses.com.

Please see my review of Global Eyeglasses HERE

With many thanks from GlobalEyeglasses.com, TWO people are going to each win a $50 Gift Card for any purchase at GlobalEyeglasses.com.  This giveaway is open World Wide, and will end on October 14, 2012.

Here is the link to Global Eyeglasses blog where they would like you to share one of their post on Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Reddit in order to get the most entries for this giveaway: http://www.globaleyeglasses.com/blog/


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No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Many thanks to the sponsor 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!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Global Eyeglasses: A Sight to Behold - Review




My husband husbnad just go new prescription eye wear from GlobalEyeglasses.com.  They are so wonderful on him, and make him look so handsome!  They came just in time, too. His last pair of glasses just decided to break.  The quality of the lenses just can't be beat, either.  With the wide selection of frames that Global Eyeglasses offers, he really didn't know which frames to pick.  Since I like a semi-rimless with my reading glasses, I told him to try a pair.  He didn't know about it at first, but decided to take my advice.  He loves that he has no frame under the lenses.  He really likes his new glasses from Global Eyeglasses.

My husband has a strong prescription due to astigmatism.  He has been going to big chain retailers to get his eyeglasses, but sometimes they weren't just right.  He would have to go back and get them redone.  One time it took two times to get it right!  The prescription glasses he got from Global Eyeglasses are just perfect.  He sees wonderfully from them.  With the semi-rimless that he got, he loves how there is no border to see under his eyes, and they blend into his face better to make the glasses less noticeable. 


What are the benefits from buying your eyeglasses online from Global Eyeglasses?  One great benefit is that frames start at only $19 and all of their frames include: FREE Single Vision Lenses; FREE 100% UV Protection; FREE Anti-Scratch Coating; FREE Case & Microfiber Cleaning Cloth!  All this, plus a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee, and a 12 Month Warranty.


I wanted to know more about Global Eyeglasses, and was very impressed with the company when I read their mission statement:
"At GlobalEyeglasses.com; it is our constant endeavor to provide Best services, Best Quality and Best collection of eyeglasses to our customers at competitive pricing structures. Our company’s industry specialists perfectly understand your optical needs and each lens is custom made and finely crafted based on your prescription. In fact, every lens and frame is rechecked for accuracy, precision and quality before being shipped out to our customers.
Our company came into being with the ultimate goal of providing professional services and superior prescription eyeglasses by incorporating advanced craftsmanship and professionalism thereby creating a league of our own amidst a competitive industry." GlobalEyeglasses.com
Would you like prescription sunglasses?  Global Eyeglasses has them, too!  These start from only $19, also, and the default ting is included in that price.  Here are a few of what Global Eyeglasses has to offer for Sunglasses:


With Global Eyeglasses, you get better quality at a better price.  If you think that you are getting a great deal at one of your local big chain stores, think again.  Global Eyeglasses is up 64% cheaper than those big chain discount retailers for prescription eye wear.  Is there a price difference between Global Eyeglasses and your optician.  You Bet!  Global Eyeglasses will have you swooning over the savings!

If you wear prescription glasses daily, just imagine what it would be like never to have them--never being able to see things correctly.  Another great feature about Global Eyeglasses is that they are helping the world with their eyesight.  Did you know that around 800 million people in the world are blind, and that 80% of that blindness is avoidable?  Did you know that 44% of the world's population needs vision correction, and that many in third world countries go without glasses? Global Eyeglasses has joined with New Eyes for the Needy and Unite for Sight to bring proper eye care and eye wear to people throughout the world that would otherwise go blind, or never get their vision corrected.  It makes me feel good that Global Eyeglasses cares enough to give back to the world's needy.


Do you, or someone special to you, need a new pair of prescription glasses?  I highly recommend that you get your next pair from GlobalEyeglasses.com.  With prices that start at just $19 a pair with all the trimmings, how can you go wrong!

Look for a giveaway to Global Eyeglasses HERE!



Many thanks to GlobalEyeglasses.com who provided a product or sample for this Review. 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.”

Have Your Kids Go Back to School in Style with a Cool Lunch Bag - Review and Giveaway - ends 10/17 US


Time for school, and time to start packing nutritious lunches for our children to take with them.  Instead of using those old brown bags that just use up our planet's resources, use a reusable lunch bag instead!

I wanted to find a great lunch bag that would just fit my daughter's attitude as shoe goes back to the university for her last quarter of physics before she graduates.  The university's food court is stocked full of healthy items to eat along with top chains of pizza, tacos, coffee, etc.  Yet the prices for everything is just out of this world!  She was just taking an energy bar with her to eat, but I found out that she is grabbing something from a vending machine every day because that energy bar was just not enough for the long days that she puts in.  When was the last time you saw something healthy and nutritious in a vending machine?  I really wanted her to pack a healthy and nutritious lunch from home.  She agreed that she did need to eat better, and would pack a lunch.  She did stipulate that I needed to get her something that she thought was stylish, and would keep her food cold until she ate it.  So my search started for a great lunch bag.

My first thought when I was out searching for a lunch bag is that I wanted one that would fit the Lunch Blox system.  I had one from the review that I did, and my daughter really loves that system.  I did have difficulty searching for a lunch bag that was wide enough for it.  So many lunch bags were just an inch too small.  My search ended when I found just the perfect lunch bag from CoolLunchBags.com

Cool Lunch Bags has a huge assortment of so many different lunch bags, totes, backpacks, and lunch systems.  With so many lunch bags, I knew I had found the the right site to find the lunch bag the would suit my daughter perfectly.  Our search ended when we found the Cool Tote Lunch Bag "Grande."

The "Grande" Lunch Bag is made by Cool Tote right here in the USA.  This lunch bag is insulated with Thermotek fiber that is made from recycled plastic soda bottles.  It is perfect for a large lunch, frozen packaged meals, and plastic salad containers (yes, the Lunch Blox fits perfect!).  It's great for special diets, too.  A special note to moms with young babies: the "Grande" is a great size for holding baby bottles.  This lunch bag comes with an adjustable shoulder strap and a handy inside pocket that fits the included 8 oz. Freezer Pack.  As with all of Cool Lunch Bags products, it is lead free and BPA free.  The size of the "Grande" is 11"x7"x4".

My daughter chose the Wildflower fabric for her "Grande" Lunch Bag.  It has all the room that she needs to put in the Lunch Blox and that extra apple that she is so fond of having daily.  It keeps her lunch cool until she is ready to eat it at about two in the afternoon which is her first break of the day.  I asked her just yesterday how she likes it, and she replied that she wished she had it all those years while she was going to the university.  She is looking forward now to taking it with her to grad school.


Would you like to get one of these "Grande" Lunch Bags for yourself or a special person in your life?  These "Grande" Lunch Bags sell for only $21.97 and they come in such a rich variety of patterns to suit anyone's taste.  If you feel that this bag is too big for your, or for your child, Cool Lunch Bags also stocks a smaller version of this bag which is 8"x6"x4".  This size is perfect for grade school children, and it also comes in a wide variety of fabrics.  The smaller bag sells for $17.97, and also comes with the Freezer Pack, too.

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Would you like to WIN one?  
With many thanks to CoolLunchBags.com, one lucky person is going to win their choice of either a "Grande" Lunch bag (11x7x4 $21.97 value) or the regular sized Lunch Bag (8x6x4 $17.97 value).  This giveaway will end on October 17, 2012, and is open to US residents only.
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No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Many thanks to the sponsor 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!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Carpet of Blossoms - September 26, 2012


We had that thunderstorm with a good shower of rain about a month ago now, and the desert is carpeted with these little yellow blossoms.  They plants are only about three inches tall, but they just blanket some areas.  They're beautiful to have around, but play such havoc on the sinuses!  It's hay fever time in the desert.





If anyone knows the name of this little yellow flower, please tell me.  I am quite interested to know.









Monday, September 24, 2012

Treasure Hunt Tuesday Giveaway Link Up for September 25 to October 1

Time to link up your Treasure of a Giveaway
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Dig up some Treasure for yourself!

Don't forget to enter these while your at it...
Clipa: The Instant Handbag Hanger 10/8 US
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Get Your Life Nutrified and Calm with Natural Vitality's Natural Calm Magnesium Supplement Review and Giveaway 10/15 US


We women know that we need calcium in our diets to help protect our bones as we age.  Did you also know that calcium is necessary for the muscles in our bodies to contract, even the heart muscles?  If calcium makes our muscles contract, what essential nutrient is needed to make them relax?  If you answered magnesium, you were correct.

Are you getting enough magnesium?  Let’s look at the symptoms of magnesium depletion:

Do you suffer from too much stress?
Perhaps you find that you get too anxious or nervous about things happening around you?
Are you irritable too often?
Do you suffer from PMS or have some hormonal imbalances?
Have too many headaches?
Do you fatigue easily, have low energy, or just have a feeling of weakness?
Do you have trouble sleeping?
Do your muscles seem tense, do they cramp up or do your muscle spasms or twitches?
Do you have an abnormal heart rhythm?
Are you bones weakening?
Do you suffer from calcification of organs?

According to Natural Vitality, you may be suffering from magnesium depletion.



A few weeks back, I was sent Natural Vitality Natural Calm: A Relaxing Magnesium Supplement.  They consider it the “Anti Stress Drink.”  Having enough magnesium in your system will balance out your calcium intake.

As I was saying above, that calcium acts as the muscle contractor in the body and magnesium is the muscle relaxer.  As with your heart muscles, calcium is what tenses the heart, and magnesium relaxes the heart muscles.  When you feel your pulse, you are feeling the chemical reactions of calcium and magnesium working together in your body. 
“Think of it as an on-off switch. The “off” is magnesium and the “on” is calcium. 
But what happens to a cell that is not in balance—where the magnesium level in the body is deficient? 
In simple terms, the “off” switch doesn’t fully turn off. That means calcium can continuously leak into the cells and stimulate cell activity (the “on” switch). The result is stress accompanied by one or more of the magnesium deficiency symptoms.” –Natural Vitality
If you answered yes to quite a few of the questions that I asked, then perhaps you need extra magnesium in your diet.  I found that I needed it to balance out my hormones.  I only have one ovary left from my hysterectomy four years ago.  Sometimes I do get too irritable and stressed out.  I also would get those little muscle twitches.  I have been taking the Natural Vitality Natural Calm for the last month.  I can honestly tell you that those little muscle twitches are gone.  I do feel calmer than what I did before. 

Natural Calm has also really helped out this last month being so sick with bronchitis.  I do get a bit irritable when I get bronchitis with all the hard hacking and coughing, and I have been quite at ease.  Thinking back on the last month, I have been calm, cool, and collected even with a few of the kids coughing so hard that they threw up.  I wasn’t stressed out!

What makes Natural Vitality’s Natural Calm a better source of magnesium than what you can get from the store?  It is a powdered effervescent drink.  Mix it with water, wait for the effervescence to subside, and drink it up.  The water-soluble magnesium is in an ionic form, so it is ready to go to work for your body right away unlike traditional tablets or capsules.

Natural Vitality Natural Calm can help you reduce stress naturally, too!  You can find Natural Vitality at your local health food store.  I found it at my little health food store.  Or you can order it online at NaturalVitality.com.  It comes in a variety of flavors: original, organic raspberry-lemon, organic sweet lemon, and organic orange in 8 oz. ($23.95) and 16 oz. ($40.95) sizes. 

Natural Calm is Vegan – Gluten Free – Non-GMO

Natural Vitality also sells Plant Sourced Vitamins Vitality B and Vitality C, Plant Sourced Energy, premium liquid multi-vitamins—Kids Calm Multi & Organic Life Vitamins, Natural Calm with Calcium, Natural Calm Sports Bath, and the award winning Osteo-Calm—just  for your bones.  You can find all of Natural Vitality’s products right at their website.


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Right now, Natural Vitality has kindly offered to do a giveaway for a $30 Gift Card at their online store with Free Shipping included!  Wow!  Thank you, Natural Vitality.  This giveaway will end on October 15, 2012, and is open only to residents of the USA.

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No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Many thanks to the sponsor 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!

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