Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Back 2 School Bash 2: Blogger Sign Ups!

Trista from Andersons Angels and Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner are excited to have teamed up again to host a FUN blog hop called Back 2 School Bash 2! It will run from 12:01am EST Friday August 2, 2012 through 11:59pm EST Saturday August 17, 2013. It's super easy to join in on the fun of getting our kiddos ready to go head back to school!

Rules to Participate:
  • You must get at least a $25 prize/package together to be given away during the event. It can be anything school related. (Ideas: snacks, lunch boxes, backpacks,  labels, school supplies, etc.)
  • Participation is completely FREE! All you have to do is make sure the button is on your blog side bar, and write a post encouraging other bloggers to join in the fun! Put the link to your blog post in the form below.
  • If you would like to participate but do not want to post about the event you can send $5.00  waiver fee via Paypal to andersonsangels2010@gmail.com.
If you have any questions feel free to email Trista at andersonsangels2010@gmail.com,  or Courtney atjoyofmommajoyner@gmail.com.

You will definitely want to join in this FUN Event! But you've got toHURRY! Sign-ups will end as soon as there are 50 blogs participating OR by July 30, 2013! Your spot on the Linky will be determined by how soon you fill out the form. Don't forget, once you have your blog post up or paid the waiver fee to fill out THIS FORM and put the link to your post in the form.

*Feel free to use the information in this blog post in your own posts about this event!*

Are you a company or brand looking to participate? If so then please contact Trista at andersonsangels2010@gmail.com or Courtney at joyofmommajoyner@gmail.com to discuss sponsorship opportunities. We can help you connect with a blogger or bloggers also if you would like!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Signature Rings:Review/Giveaway

I recently got the opportunity to review a few of Nicole Fiore's ring creations from her Etsy shop, Signature Rings. These beautiful rings are hand carved with a saw and a clamp. Some background info: Nicoles husband was stationed in Hawaii and while he was away for deployment she taught herself to carve rings. "Practice makes perfect", was a good phrase for Nicole. She created her business and Etsy shop soon after and her customers have fueled her passion.

The first piece I received was the Honey Bee Ring. This ring is made of brass and is very durable. These rings wont bend, snap, or break under hand pressure. I thought this ring was perfect for Spring/Summer, and a good finishing touch to a great outfit.

The second piece I received was the Silver Personalized Ring. I got my wedding date personalized on the ring with hearts to separate the numbers. I love everything personalized, especially when it has to deal with my wedding, because I love my husband more than anything. I enjoy wearing it, and I get a ton of compliments and questions about this ring!

Nicole is a great person and it shines through her work. I highly recommend this shop. She will work with you so that you will receive a great piece that you will love to wear everyday!

Check out Signature Rings on Etsy and Facebook below.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Stopper Topper Review/Giveaway

You are probably wondering to yourself, "What in the world is a Stopper Topper?" I bet a few of you have a couple guesses in mind! Stopper Toppers are durable waterproof laminate you can put on your bathroom sink stopper. This is a new way to dress up that boring old sink stopper. Stopper Toppers have many designs to choose from. This product is so easy to apply and anyone can do it. Just simply clean, peel, and stick. For removal, just peel it off... its that simple!!!! Each Stopper Topper is packaged in a single decorative tin. Each order comes with 2 of the same design Stopper Topper. These are an inexpensive way to add a special touch to your bathroom! They are unique and will definitely get people talking!

Check out Stopper Toppers on Facebook and their website below!

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Monday, May 27, 2013

From Brooklyn, With Love: Knuckle Rings Review/Giveaway

I recently partnered with a great etsy shop, FromBrooklynWLove. The owner/designer Jade Hurst started creating and selling jewelry in college as a way to help pay for her tuition. She explains how making jewelry helps her de-stress and she also loves making people happy. "Bringing you a little bit of artisian Brooklyn culture, one piece at a time."

I reviewed the Little Bow Knuckle Ring 3 Piece Set, and also the Curled Knuckle Ring. I have always been intrigued by knuckle rings. They are a good fashion statement that's making its way slowly to the US. These rings are very high quality wire, I have had wire rings in the past that are flimsy and cheaply made. I give 2 thumbs up for the quality of these pieces!

From Brooklyn, With Love has many other types of jewelry to choose from. Reasonable prices makes your shopping experience easier! Check out her Etsy shop and Facebook below!

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Friday, May 10, 2013

May Dayz Giveaway Hop: The Grow Box

Welcome to The May Dayz Giveaway Event hosted by Andersons Angels and Joy of Momma Joyner. This Event features a little bit of everything!!! Each blog has gathered up a unique May Dayz Prize Package of $25 or more so be sure to visit each blog from the linky below and enter for your chance to win some really amazing prizes! This event will end on May 25th at 11:59pm EST.


I partnered with The Garden Patch and they let me review The Grow Box. I always remember growing up and helping my mom with the garden at my grandmas or growing some tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers in a pot on the back porch. It always fascinated me to watch something go from a little seed to a beautiful plant that produces food you can eat; something that YOU planted and watered!

The Garden Patch's Grow Box claims to be "The new way to garden, WITHOUT WORK." I know the reason I don't have a garden right now in my back yard, is because it is high maintenance to keep up with. I saw The Grow Box and was really excited to try something that seems to be very easy. Unfortunately, here in Ohio we have just started to get a hint of nice weather so I have not been able to plant anything in my grow box, but I cant wait to start growing some big tomatoes! Be sure that once I do, I will post pictures of my progress with The Grow Box!

Here are some reasons why you should purchase The Grow Box.
  • Sets Up in Less Than 5 Minutes
  • Works anywhere
  • Self Watering
  • No Weeding necessary 
  • 100% Natural growing
  • Reusable
If you are a first time gardener this is a great way to start out. There are 4 packages to choose from that range anywhere from 29.99-199.50. I can't wait to give my Grow Box a try! 

Check out The Garden Patch's Facebook and Website below!

*Andersons Angels, and The May Dayz bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that fail to fulfill their prizes.*
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

MOTHERS DAY: JazzyWear Review/Giveaway!

JazzyWear was founded in 2008 in Athens, Ohio by Jazzma Grim who was a junior in college at the time. She attended Ohio University where she majored in Fashion Merchandising.  JazzyWear is an online shoe boutique that offers a wide variety of just about every shoe a women could want in their collection. Recently, she launched her JazzyMini Collection which are shoes for little girls that can match the adult shoes. I think it is very cute when little girls want to be just like their mommy, aunt, sister, grandma ect. What better way than to have matching shoes!!

With the welcoming of these beautiful Spring days here in Ohio, I reviewed the Hawaiian Sandal with black graphics. These trendy sandals are a great sandal you can dress up or down! I know this will be one of my "go to" sandals this Spring/Summer. I got a matching pair for my niece and they are adorable on her. I think this is a great Mothers Day gift for a Mommy with a little girl. When ordering I would recommend ordering a half size or even a whole size up. I normally wear a 9 1/2-10 and the 10's I reviewed JUST FIT. These shoes are made really well and the best thing about them is how inexpensive they are!

Check out what JazzyWear has to offer on their Facebook and website below.
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Saturday, May 4, 2013

MOTHERS DAY: Anci Decor Jewelry Review/Giveaway

Anci Decor Jewelry hand makes all their jewelry and each piece is unique and beautiful. They offer a wide variety of trendy jewelry from slave bracelets and knuckle rings to everyday necklaces and bracelets. Some jewelry they sell is available to be personalized with your birthstone or favorite color!

This beautiful slave bracelet is my favorite bracelet in my collection at the moment. Its simple, yet edgy design makes it easy to pair with any outfit. This bracelet has a sterling silver heart chain. I love the hearts!  I think they add just the right touch.

Another trendy piece of jewelry at the moment is the knuckle ring. These silver chevron knuckle rings are fun for summer. They are adjustable to fit most fingers. Stack them or wear them by themselves, you decide!!  If you don't own a knuckle ring you may be asking,  "Are they comfortable"... the answer is YES!  Just like a normal ring, you cant feel them after awhile and you forget they are even on!

Enter to win this beautiful heart ring.

Check out Anci Decor Jewelry on facebook, etsy, and website below!!
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

24/7 Frenzy: Review/Giveaway

I recently got the opportunity  to review a gorgeous dress and necklace from 24/7 Frenzy. This company has  a ton of womens clothing and jewlery to choose from. 24/7 started with one goal; they wanted to market trendy clothing at affordable prices. Speaking for myself, when I go shopping, that's exactly what I look for!

The dress I reviewed was a beautiful Strapless Cut-Out Back Party Dress. This dress can be worn for just about every occasion. It has a black and white floral design on the skirt. I love the back of this dress because of its flirty cut out!  I did feel like this dress may run a little big so consider ordering a size down. Check size chart for appropriate measurement before ordering.

The necklace and earring set I reviewed is the Rhodium Stones Medallion. When I saw this necklace, I knew I had to have it. Everything about this necklace reminded me of Spring/Summer. The butterfly and flower details of this piece are so special. It is chunky and a definite statement piece that instantly grabs peoples attention! This necklace also comes with a pair of matching post back earrings!

Check out these links for the mentioned items in this post!

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MOTHERS DAY: PinkEPromise:Review/Giveaway

PinkEPromise's mission is to "offer you, our customers and new friends, boutique style and handmade goods AT A DISCOUNT PRICE while at the same time raising money for The Healing Consciousness Foundation which provides spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional support to courageous women like Blair in their fight against breast cancer."

What is more special and thoughtful than a personalized necklace? I was browsing the internet and came across the amazing company PinkEPromise. I have seen numerous personalized items with the phrase "Thank you for raising the man of my dreams" on them, and knew that I wanted to give my mother-in-law something with that phrase on it. PinkEPromise personalized a beautiful necklace with those words on it. The necklace also has me and my husbands birthstones hanging on it!  I couldn't wait to give it to her for mothers day, so I gave it to her early and she LOVED it!

The necklace came in very nice packaging, and came with polishing pads for the necklace to keep it looking brand new. These necklaces are hand crafted and can be stamped with any words or phrases. You can also have them attach genuine Swarovski crystals!  I think this is a very thoughtful Mothers Day gift.  If you are looking for something that you can personalize and have originality, I think this is definitely what you have been looking for!

Check out PinkEPromise on their website and facebook below!

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

WearShare Bracelet Review/FREEBIE!

WearShare is a unique company that lets you design your own bracelet with pictures from your computer! A friendship bracelet doesn't get much cooler than this!! Each bracelet is water-resistant. Some wear and tear is normal over time and adds to the "nostalgia" of the bracelet. They say on their website "Like a classic friendship bracelet its meant to be worn until it falls off." The bracelets all have a special code that can be scanned with your smartphone which gives you access to the design Hub Page. From this page, you can view digital photographs, like and share the bracelet design, and leave a comment for the designer.

I designed my bracelet for me and my husband. I went through all of the pictures on my computer from present day back to when we started dating and found the perfect pictures for this design. The process is super easy and doesn't take much time at all!   WearShare has given 10 lucky readers a discount code to get your very own WearShare bracelet FREE!  (you just pay $1.50 shipping).  The first 10 readers to comment on this post and tell me your email address and who you will be designing your WearShare bracelet for will receive the special offer!  I will respond with the code once 10 people have commented!

Check out WearShare facebook and website!

Don't forget to comment on this post, for your chance to win a discount code for a FREE bracelet!

Wordless Wednesday: Weeping Cherry Tree

Our Weeping Cherry Tree has bloomed!!!! 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

FamilyStickers.com: Review/Giveaway

I am sure you all have seen cars that have family stickers on their back window. These trendy stickers have really taken off in the last few years. Everyone likes personalized things, so whats more personalized than your family in sticker form?! FAMILYSTICKERS.COM is an amazing online site that lets you do the personalizing of your own family. They give you the opportunity to choose the clothes, head, body, and even the type of pets you have!

FamilySticker.com has just about anything you can personalize with your family. They have stickers, housewares, stationary, ornaments, and much more! Since I only have 2 "children" that are dogs ;) , I decided I would do a review and give the stickers to my sister. I know she has been talking about how she's always wanted those family stickers. I designed the stickers online, and was thrilled how easy it was.

The application to the window is easy! Start by cleaning off your window with a window cleaner. Peel the backing off of the sticker, then make sure its aligned appropriately on the window. Press firmly and rub the sticker to make sure all of the air bubbles are out. Gently and slowly remove the other backing from the sticker and you are done!! Here is how mine turned out!

Check out their website and facebook below!!

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Mentor Headlands Beach

Hubby and I rode the motorcycle on a little trip to Mentor Ohio, which is about an hour from where we live. We enjoyed the nice warm weather while we walked along the beach. I thought this picture was gorgeous and couldn't wait to share it with all of you!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Flat Iron Experts: Avanti Ultra Flat Iron Review

Flat Iron Experts recently gave me the opportunity to review the Avanti Ultra Flat Iron. As many of you already know, my hair is naturally curly. It is something I grew to love, and makes me unique! I love when my hair is straight though, because I can actually run my fingers through it!

The Avanti flat iron I received is the wet to dry flat iron. It heats up to 450 degrees in less than 30 seconds. It has a nice digital temperature screen that you can adjust to whatever temperature is best for your hair. Another nice benefit is the fact that it remembers the heat you last had it on, which leads to a quicker styling. This flat iron will work on both DAMP and DRY hair. This flat iron has nano titanium/ceramic technology, and negative ion technology.

I am a hair stylist and I dont normally suggest using wet to dry irons on a regular basis. If your hair is almost dry and you have a few DAMP areas this is fine. I first used this iron on my sister, who has very thick hair. This flat iron glides through the hair very easily, leaving your hair shiny, soft, and straight. Below are some pictures I took of my sister before and after.

Flat Iron Experts is a girls dream, they have just about anything from hair tools, to hair products, even nail polish!



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Spring Is Here!

Since it was so nice out, Hubby and I went for a walk at a park!  I am so happy that we are finally starting to get warmer weather.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Vinyl Disorder: Wall Quote Review

Vinyl Disorder is a website that has many typed of decals, stickers, banners ect.  Their items are very reasonably priced. You can choose the size and color of your decal to fit where ever you would like to put it!

I recently reviewed Vinyl Disorder's Wall Quote, removable decals. I have seen a few wall decals in stores and havent found any that popped out at me. When I saw this quote, I decided I wanted to surprise my parents and put it in their bedroom! With a few easy steps, (peel, place, rub, and remove) your decal is now flawlessly place on your wall! The trick we when applying the decal is after you place it on the wall and rub it down, very SLOWLY peel back the backing. If you see some lifting, place the backing back down continue to rub and then peel back again.

I think this decal really jazzed up their wall!  It is very easy on the eyes, for a special trendy look! We placed it on the wall above their dresser, then added decorations. Here is a picture of the finished Wall Quote.

If you would like to check what else Vinyl Disorder has to offer check out their website and facebook below!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: My Poor Baby Girl

Lily had to go to the vet Saturday for a hurt leg. I found out she has a slipped knee cap and a bad hip, which one day will require a replacement. She goes for consultation/surgery on the 19th of this month. Right now she is on anti-inflammatory meds to keep the swelling down because her knee pops in and out of place. She is still her normal self, playing with her toys, running around (even on 3 legs) and sucking up as much attention that mommy can possibly give. Please everyone keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery!!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Earth Day Hop: FlowFold & BuyGreen


Welcome to The Earth Day Giveaway Event hosted by Andersons Angels and Joy of Momma Joyner. This Event features a little bit of everything to help you celebrate Earth Day anytime! Each blog has gathered up a unique Earth Day Prize Package of $25 or more so be sure to visit each blog from the linky below and enter for your chance to win some really amazing prizes! This event will end on April 20th at 11:59pm EST.

I have teamed up with two amazing sponsors for this event FlowFold & BuyGreen. Both of which are enviroment friendly.


FlowFold creates wallets made out of sailboat sail scraps. How did they come about you ask? FlowFolds were created by Charles Friedman, a teenager who had a job sewing sailboat sails in Maine. Charles carried a leather wallet that once belonged to his grandfather and eventually the wallet fell apart. He then crafted a wallet from sailboat sail scraps and the very first FlowFold wallet was born! These wallets are extremely durable, thin, light weight, and weather resistant!

I really think these wallets are unique. They are definitely a conversation starter. My husband absolutely loves this wallet. It fits perfectly in his back pocket and in his suit jacket for work! They come in a variety of colors and different styles- trifold, billfold or tarjetero. If you are looking for a durable wallet that will last, look no further! FlowFold is here!

Visit FlowFold on Facebook and on their website!


I was able to review an amazing, eco-friendly purse.... the (small)  English Retreads Beetle Bag. This stylish purse is made from reclaimed rubber inner tubes and recycled PET lining material. It is available in 2 sizes; small beetle and large beetle. Another great option is the choice of lining color for your purse.

I chose the small beetle because I thought it would be super cute for summer.  I love traveling so carrying a smaller purse is always more convenient. Whether I am on the motorcycle, or traveling somewhere local, this purse is going to come in handy. BuyGreen also has a TON more items to choose from so looking at their website is a must.

Visit BuyGreen on Facebook and their website!

Andersons Angels, and The Earth Day bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that fail to fulfill their prizes.

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