Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ALMONDINA WINNER!



Congratulations to Katie B!  You won the Almondina giveaway!

Almondina Toastees Sample Pack

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Toastees From Almondina Review and Giveaway! Ends 6/27/2017


My family is snack crazy.  We are always searching for the perfect snack! Happy Husband is an after-work, TV time snacker.  Me? Early morning / late evening whilst enjoying coffee or hot cocoa.

Sweet, gooey cookies and cakes don't appeal to me, oddly enough.  I prefer lightly sweet, crunchy snacks.


I was simply delighted to discover Toastees from Almondina!  These wonderful, crunchy almond cookies are fabulous! Thinly sliced and filled with almonds and assorted flavours -- they are a tasty, low-calorie, low-fat, healthy treat! 


Toastees come in assorted flavours: Cranberry Almond, Coconut Orange Almond, Lemon Poppy Almond, Sesame Almond.  The Coconut Orange Almond is my favourite. My Mother just loves the Cranberry Almond!

FROM THE WEBSITE:

Grandmother’s Secret

Grandmother’s secret recipe is a no added fat,

no-cholesterol cookie for our time.


dadi-momAlmondina® is the inspiring success story of a man whose great loves include both music and wonderful food. For generations his family loved his grandmother Dina’s most secret cookie, which she called Petit Gateau Sec. Yuval Zaliouk, an internationally known symphony conductor and gourmet chef, always had a special place in his heart (and stomach) for this exquisite, crispy wafer with the delicate flavor of roasted almonds and the natural sweetness of plump raisins.

“Generous as she was in giving away her recipes, Grandmother Dina kept the one for Petit Gateau Sec a total secret until the end of her life. Only then did she finally reveal the secret to her daughter, Ahuda, my mother.”

“It is with her blessing and with pride that the Zaliouk family shares these delicious, healthful wonders with your family.”

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Long after his grandmother’s death, Zaliouk became aware that the remarkable characteristics of this addictively delicious but extremely nutritious cookie fell squarely in line with the growing demands of health-conscious buyers at the end of the century. Within seven years having started baking in his kitchen, the cookies, renamed Almondina® for his grandmother, were available in all fifty states, sought after in seven foreign countries, and had brought him recognition as Entrepreneur of the Year.

This all-natural, crispy almond cookie has no cholesterol and no added fat, salt, or preservatives. It is wonderfully crunchy and does not have to be (paired with something else to be enjoyed). However, it is a delightful accompaniment for coffee, tea, soft cheeses and fine light wines. The rush to eliminate fat from gourmet foods too often has also eliminated most of the flavor, a fact which is in sharp contrast to this enticingly delicious cookie.
Since the introduction of the classic Original flavor, more distinctive variations have been introduced, all of which continue to be packed with roasted almonds.

Almondina makes all of their products with love and care. That's why they taste so good!

Don't just take my word for it, just look at the joy on my Mom's face!



Sheer Bliss!


Each 5.25 oz bag retails for approx. $3.99.  You can find them at a store near you!

Almondina Toastees are also available at 

The generous folks at Almondina are giving one of my readers the chance to win a sample package just like the one I received:
A Toastees Variety Pack! Two bags each of Cranberry Almond, Coconut Orange Almond, and one bag each of Sesame Almond and Lemon Poppy Almond!
 (Retail Value: Approx. $40.00)


Just follow the entry instructions below for your chance to enter to win!

OPEN TO CONTINENTAL 48 STATES ONLY, PLEASE, 18+, No PO Boxes. Phone number required for shipping purposes only.

Disclosure: I received a Variety Pack of Almondina Toastees for the purpose of this review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item(s).

Saturday, May 27, 2017

GlassesShop.com -- Review!



Do you wear eyeglasses? I do! Both Happy Husband and youngest daughter do, too.  Shopping for glasses can be tedious as you stand in a crowded shop, jostling other shoppers, searching for the "right" pair at the "right" price.

I was absolutely delighted to discover GlassesShop Online.  It has everything the shopper needs and wants! Reading glasses, Clip-ons, Prescription Sunglasses, Prescription Glasses, and more!



Every frame style imaginable is available.  Cat eye (don't you love the retro chic?), round, oval, square, aviator, and other fabulous styles.

You may use the "TRY ON" tool to see how the frames will look on your face. Just upload your photo and try them on! I love this feature!

Now, I have a round (okay, it's a moon-pie) face. So, I choose frames that would "open" my eyes and give me balance.

I chose for my first pair the Hackensack Round in Red.  I love these glasses! Perfect for my face. Don't you think?


For my second pair, I chose the GrandPrairie Wayfarer in Pink and Purple!  Slightly smaller than the first pair, but equally amazing. I love them.  


I will admit, I was rather skeptical about getting prescription glasses online.  I shouldn't have worried. I just sent them my prescription info, specified my need for bi-focals, and within two weeks, my glasses arrived!



The glasses come in a sturdy, clear, plastic protective case with a soft, micro-fiber cloth for cleaning.

The generous folks at Glassesshop.com have offered my readers a special coupon code GSHOT50, which is 50% off for all eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses only on their site. 
*Except sales frames.* 

You may connect with GlassesShop.com on their social media sites: Facebook, PinterestInstagram, and @glassesshop on Twitter.

DISCLOSURE:  I received two pairs of prescription glasses in order to facilitate this review. I received no monetary compensation. My opinions are based on my own use of and experience with the items.








Monday, May 1, 2017

Costa Farms Review


CONFESSION: I am a plant killer!

At least, I was a plant killer. Wandering Jew, Aloe, Ivy... KUDZU! You name it -- I made it die. At one point, I think the City of Atlanta was hoping to hire me to touch the Kudzu growing by the freeways -- a sure way to kill it off.  :(

Not anymore, I'm happy to tell you! Nope. You see, I discovered the magical world of Costa Farms of Miami, Florida. The plants supplied by Costa Farms are beautiful, hardy, and come, happily for me, with detailed directions for their care and feeding!

I haven't killed a single plant! GO ME!

A couple of months ago, I received some absolutely lovely plants for review. It was... poignant. You see, my beloved Nan was President of the Tybee Island Garden Club. Sadly, I never attended meetings with her or shared her love of flowers and plants.

I recall, though, one time I planted Impatiens under our old oak tree. She was just so tickled that I'd done that for her. She's gone now and the oak tree toppled...

Well, I love my plants now and I do my best to take care of them properly. They bring me no end of pleasure -- they make me smile. And that's what it's all about. I understand now, Nanie.

I received several plants and gave my Mom a couple for her apartment, my sister fell in love with the fern!

My favourites are the Anthurium and the Zamioculcas. They are both low-maintenance, air-purifiers. That's a HUGE factor for me as Mike continues to smoke those evil cigars occasionally.

Anthurium [Flamingo Flower, Pigtail Plant]


Plant Features:
Anthuriums are subtropical favorites with varieties growing in such diverse areas as South America and the Pacific. They are perfect as cut flowers or as potted plants in varying sizes. They are popular around Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Easter. To get them to flower continuously, place in a filtered light location and fertlize during the growing season. The plant should be kept clean of all yellow or decaying leaves.


Zamioculcas [ZZ Plant]


Plant Features:
The Zamioculca, also known as the ZZ plant, is one of the strongest plants on the market. Frequently found in low-light locations such as malls, and any areas of the home or office where minimal light shines through, the ZZ is a true survivor.


The dedicated folks at Costa Farms would love to hear from you! Connect with them via their amazingly informative Newsletter and on their Social Media Pages: Facebook, @costafarms on Twitter, and YouTube.




Ideal indoor houseplants are of ‘heavy mettle’ – durable enough to withstand low light and irregular watering. The plants that fit this category seem to handle abuse fairly well, and can adapt to a variety of conditions. One characteristic that seems to be consistent is that these plants are slow or slower growers then other indoor tropicals.

Aglaonemas are durable, versatile tropical foliage plants that are very popular for use indoors and for interiorscape settings. The old standby varieties and newer hybrids come in shades of green with faint silver bands, dark green with cream colored bands or predominately silver with some green banding. Heights may range from one foot to three feet and these easy to maintain plants tolerate low light levels indoors and remain attractive for long periods with minimal care.



The ponytail palm is basically a ‘plant it and forget it’ kind of plant, providing it has enough light to thrive and somewhat steady water throughout the growing season. Because this is an arid plant by nature, periods of dryness are not deadly for an established plant. As with all palms, ponytail palms should never be top-trimmed, and they will respond wonderfully to a consistent feeding program in the growing season. Keep in mind, though, that the ponytail palm is an extremely slow-growing plant, so don't expect your desktop plant to transform into a corner unit in one or two growing seasons.

A tropical plant, sansevierias could be elected easiest of all houseplants. They like warmth and dry air; will accept a little sun or a lot; and are not even fussy about the amount of moisture in the soil. Called many nicknames by gardeners, including snake plant and mother-in-law’s tongue, Sansevierias are favored for its ability to grow in low-light situations. The durable snake plant will tolerate benign neglect in a wide range of temperatures.

The Zamioculcas zamiifolia, otherwise known as the ‘ZZ plant’, is a durable houseplant that requires next to nothing in care, thrives in almost all conditions and isn't bothered by pests and diseases. The ZZ plant, with its shiny foliage and stems, grows up to three feet tall. It needs shade, so it's perfect for dimly lit areas in the house. This easy-going plant doesn't require a special soil mix, and it can go for weeks--perhaps even months — without water, thanks to its big underground tuber where water is stored. It does best with occasional watering — about every other week or so.


DISCLOSURE:
I received an assortment of plants for the purpose of this review. I received no other compensation. The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the items.

For More info on these hearty plants:  Epic Gardening

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Win BIG with Circle K and Church's Chicken -- Savannah Area Only Please -- Giveaway ends March 1, 2017

GIVEAWAY! *** GIVEAWAY! 

Savannah, Garden City, Tybee Island, Guyton, Pooler GEORGIA area only! 



Three Winners! One LUCKY Grand Prize Winner will receive a YEAR'S worth of Church's Chicken from #CircleK in Garden City! 




To enter: On THIS POST, tell me your favourite way to eat fried chicken! 
Like and share the post for extra entries! 

Contest will close on March 1, 2017!!! Winner will be contacted on Facebook.

*Sponsored Post. All opinions remain my own* 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Enhance your mood and relieve anxiety with #Elimidrol!

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Elimidrol is a specially formulated supplement that supports anxiety relief by calming, comforting, and enhancing your mood.  

Elimidrol is available in both Daytime and Night Time Formulas for maximum effect:

We all experience intermittent anxieties, occasional restlessness, bad moods, and bouts of depression.  It's just a fact of life.  

Elimidrol employs a formula that is safe, effective, and non-addictive.   

Does Elimidrol Work?
Absolutely! First-person reviews tell the tale.  Elimidrol works safely to relieve anxiety, calm moods, and help to promote feelings of well-being.

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The Elimidrol Formula:
Elimidrol harnesses the mood-enhancing and anxiety-reducing properties of scientifically formulated ingredients, herbs, amino acids, minerals, and supporting nutrients, to ensure safety and efficacy.  

The Night Time formula has added ingredients to enhance relaxation and a more restful sleep.

DOSING:
Elimidrol contains 28 servings (approx. 4 weeks).  Most people find that two doses per day are optimum.  However, Elimidrol may be taken daily or on an as-needed basis.

The company that makes Elimidrol, called Sunrise Nutraceuticals, is also available via phone and email to answer any questions and deal with any concerns at www.elimidrol.com, so there is minimal risk in trying it.


Best of all, Sunrise Nutraceuticals confidently stands behind Elimidrol with a 100% money-back guarantee. 

Click here for more information about Elimidrol!

DISCLOSURE:
This is a paid / sponsored post. All opinions remain my own.




Tuesday, January 10, 2017

#Elimidrol Formula to Enhance Your Mood and Relieve Intermittent Anxiety

Elimidrol Daytime & Night-time Formulas:

Anyone in search of a remedy for intermittent anxiety, restlessness, and occasional depressed moods has probably encountered an overwhelming number of options on the market. Indeed, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Among the top options to consider, Elimidrol is both safe and effective for the episodes of anxiety and depressed moods that everyone encounters from time to time. Combining carefully measured doses of a wide variety of powerful non-addictive ingredients, this easy-to-use supplement can help relieve stress and feelings of nervousness and irritability, replacing that negativity with a sense of calmness and comfort.



What Makes Elimidrol Different?

Elimidrol provides mood boosting support to help enjoy every moment of life’s journey. The Elimidrol difference is in the scientifically formulated ingredients, which are blending into a formula, rather than a tablet or capsule. This powerful blend of ingredients is effective in promoting comfort, calmness, and mood boosting results.

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Does Elimidrol Work?

Absolutely. Uplifting, calming effects can be felt with Elimidrol. Like happiness in a bottle, this product can help promote feelings of mental and physical well-being, making for a more positive mood all around. Volumes of Elimidrol reviews support its success when used for intermittent anxiety relief and mood boosting results.


The Science Behind the Formula

Available in daytime and nighttime formulas, Elimidrol harnesses the mood-enhancing and anxiety-reducing properties of scientifically formulated ingredients, herbs, amino acids, minerals, and supporting nutrients, to ensure safety and efficacy. Considering that both physical and mental well-being play major roles in instances of anxiety and low moods, this product uses a proprietary blend of ingredients that act as beneficial agents for the body and the mind alongside their mood-boosting counterparts.

The Elimidrol Night-time Formula further employs additional ingredients to complement the Elimidrol Daytime Formula, while emphasizing relaxation and restful sleep. 

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Elimidrol Dosing and Container Size

One container of Elimidrol contains 28 servings, which will typically last about 4 weeks. Many consumers find one or two doses per day to be enough to give them the peace of mind that they are seeking and Elimidrol can be taken daily or on an as-needed basis.

When intermittent anxiety or just a particularly bad week saps the positivity out of life, Elimidrol can help restore a sense of mental, physical, and emotional balance that will boost your day. Just about anyone can reap the benefits of this powerful formula. The company that makes Elimidrol, called Sunrise Nutraceuticals, is also available via phone and email to answer any questions and deal with any concerns at www.elimidrol.com, so there is minimal risk in trying it.

Best of all, Sunrise Nutraceuticals confidently stands behind Elimidrol with a 100% money-back guarantee. 

Click here for more information about Elimidrol!

This is a sponsored post for which I will receive monetary compensation.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Elimidrol for Mood Enhancement & Anxiety Relief #Elimidrol

*This is a sponsored post.*

Scientifically formulated with a precise balance of high quality ingredients, Elimidrol boosts your mood and relieves intermittent anxiety, restlessness, and irritability. Elimidrol is the future of life enhancing supplements. Life can be difficult to navigate when anxiety and unconstructive moods take the wheel; Elimidrol is there to help you regain control, so you can make every moment count.




What is Elimidrol?
Elimidrol is a scientifically formulated support supplement engineered to positively impact your daily life and help battle everyday stresses. Elimidrol promotes positive mood, comfort, calmness, and overall well-being, and provides a sense of mental and physical balance. Produced with high quality life enhancing ingredients, Elimidrol can be used daily or for occasional support.

Why Elimidrol?
Elimidrol knows what counts. Life can be hectic, and too often intermittent anxiety, low mood, and restlessness become overwhelming and can cause you to lose sight of what is important. Designed to go beyond just a mood enhancement product, Elimidrol is there to give you the support you can count on to make the most of your day.
The one of a kind combination of key ingredients, herbs, amino acids, minerals, and supporting nutrients were carefully chosen for their life enhancing qualities, and blended into a formula with the power to combat bouts of anxiety and improve overall mood.  The dosage of these high quality ingredients are precisely calculated to ensure safety and efficacy, so you can enjoy your day and focus on what matters most to you. Elimidrol is there to help you make every moment, of every day the best it can possibly be.





Is Elimidrol for you?
Elimidrol is designed to work for you.  The powerful ingredients are formulated into a powder, rather than a tablet or capsule, offering the flexibility to control your dosage, day to day. Available in Daytime and Nighttime formulas, Elimidrol is there when you need it most.

The Elimidrol Daytime Formula is engineered to keep you in a positive mood and relieve anxiety to give you the support you need to meet your day’s potential.

The Elimidrol Nighttime Formula offers similar benefits, but with an emphasis on relaxation and restful sleep, so you can wake up refreshed and eager to tackle your day.
The Elimidrol Daytime and Elimidrol Nighttime formulas can be used together for day & night support.

Try Elimidrol today.
Elimidrol is an advanced mood enhancement and anxiety relief supplement that provides the mental and physical balance you deserve. Your moments in life are important—don’t settle for anything less than a product that guarantees satisfaction. Elimidrol stands behind the product with a Money Back Guarantee, because what truly matters is that the product works for YOU.

Elimidrol knows what counts - Every Moment of Every Day.

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This is a sponsored post for which I may receive compensation.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

And it came to pass in those days,
that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus
that all the world should be taxed.

(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth,
into Judaea, unto the city of David,
which is called Bethlehem;
(because he was of the house and lineage of David)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there,
the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son,
and wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them
and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them,
"Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes,
lying in a manger. "

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."




Wednesday, December 7, 2016

#NOVICA Review and $35 GC Giveaway! Ends 12/16/16





Did you grow up with a subscription to National Geographic? Did you eagerly watch the TV specials? Do you subscribe to NatGeo on Cable?

I did and I do now!

I discovered NOVICA just a few years ago.  Novica is a global market place in associated with National Geographic. It's endeavor is to Empower. Connect. Preserve. 


That they most certainly do! The artisans supported by Novica come from many different regions of the world: The Andes, Bali, Java, India, Mexico, Thailand, West Africa, and Central America.

The items created by these artisans are amazing. From Jewelry to Fashion to Sculpture and more, every piece is crafted with love and skill.

I was blessed to receive this stunningly beautiful Cultured Pearl and Amethyst Necklace with Cross Pendant handmade from India. It retails for $43.19
Five radiant pearls adorn this amethyst cross pendant designed by Neeru Goel.






An artist story card comes with the pendant, so you will know the real person behind the item that you purchased. You may even follow that artist through your Novica account!








Hi! My name is Neeru Goel and I was born on September 19, 1960. I spent most of my childhood in Kolkata, a metropolis in West Bengal. Collecting jewelry and gemstones has been my passion ever since childhood. I have been greatly inspired by my grandmother who used to look into each and every detail, from how jewelry is made to what had been used to make the jewelry. I remember when I was just a child, my grandmother used to watch nomads walking on the roads and admire them for wearing huge and fancy jewelry. 
I recently started designing sculptures in silver with Meenakari art. This was suggested by a friend, who by looking at my designing skills thought I could also make a mark in sculpting. I am overwhelmed at this new experience, and I am looking forward to continuing on this new artistic path. 


Novica offers so many options for buy personal and gift items: unique corporate gifts, Decor Accessories, and more.

I am saving up for a birthstone ring for myself.  Are these Opal Rings not amazing? This one is my favourite:




You already know that I'm addicted to Bangles and Bracelets and there are so many beautiful choices. Like chips, you MUST buy more than one!






Now, my second addiction is Handbags. This leather bag just calls for me to bring it home.  It is hand-tooled Mexican leather!





There is something for everyone at Novica.  You rest assured that the money you spend will help the artisans and craftsmen who design and create these awesome pieces of art.

You may connect with NOVICA on their website and Social Media pages:
Facebook, Pinterest,  Google+,  Instagram, and @NOVICA on Twitter!

The wonderful folks at Novica have generously offered one of my readers the chance to win a $35 Gift Code of their own!

Just follow the instructions below for your chance to enter and win! Remember, the more options that you enter, the better your chances!

Open to USA, 18+.  Gift Code will be delivered by email.

DISCLOSURE: I received a Gift Certificate to facilitate this review. I received no other compensation. The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.




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