Shared Positivity Review And Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Alexa's Angels inspired designsI was so very fortunate to have been asked to review a set of 3 bracelets. What is so special about these bracelets? They bring with them a message of positivity and sharing that positivity as well. I am a firm believer in trying to let myself find the positive in so many situations, and passing on that feeling… whether it be smiling at a stranger, laughing with a friend and trying to bring hope to them when they are feeling down or hopeless.


What an appropriate name for the company that is spreading the message of positivity, “Alexa’s Angels”

positivity bracelet closed tissue paper in box pink

I received my box from Alexa’s Angels in no time at all and instantly as I opened up the box, I found myself so impressed with the presentation of the bracelets. Inside the plain cardboard box I found myself staring at (and trying not to rip) a beautifully wrapped gift like presentation, as I saw the pink tissue paper closed with a golden “Alexa’s Angels inspired designs” sticker. Beneath the sticker was a lovely message that stated:


“We are all angels with only one wing – we can fly only embracing each other”


Sweet huh? Yes, I thought you’d like that after all, you my beautiful followers, tend to be so much like me and you find yourself touched by lovely quotes and loving messages, like this. 🙂

Alexa's Angels Box with positivity bracelet enclosed

Once I opened the tissue paper I was greeted by lovely pink paper “grass” and a lovely little box that contained the beautiful set of 3 elegantly simple bracelets in a shear golden bag. The message on the bracelet is simply the words positivity (spelled “posi+ivi+y”). I love all the plus signs used instead of the “t’s” in the word… I thought the word was so creatively thought out and is spelled out on the silver toned metal area of these bracelets. The band is much like a “tie back” for the hair, like I keep saying elegantly simple and simply elegant… that is my reaction to these bracelets. And the first person I shared this with was my mother, and she too agreed with me, she simply loves wearing her bracelet! The third bracelet I plan to mail off to a friend that in a support group that my friend Joan and I started (Women Supporting Women) had mentioned her message about positivity. How wonderful for that old friend to mention living life with positive thought and her timing was perfect, I knew then that I would sending her a bracelet too! 🙂

Mariahs Wrist Positivity bracelet


Different Colors of Positivity Bracelets

Alexa’s Angels has a nice selection of different colored bracelets from the black bracelets, like my Mother and I are wearing, to light pink and 6 vivid colors. They also have some school/team two-toned colors as well. As Alexa’s Angels says:


“They are a great way to build team spirit and support a good cause.”

“See them all at


Oh and I almost forgot, the reverse side of the bracelet has a wonderful link on it, if you follow the link:, you will find a website where you can read or publicly share inspirational stories, photos, and quotes.

Speaking of positivity, and inspirational stories… I will share something I find inspirational with you.

My Mother loves the message as well as I do (and you wondered where I got my positive attitude to life, with all the health complications and chronic pain I go through… now you know, I got it from my Mother! Lol). As many of you may recall, my Mother went into surgery about a year ago and suddenly during surgery they lost the nerve connections to the legs and my Mother has become a paraplegic. Throughout all my Mother has been through, I’ve found her strength to be very inspirational and surprisingly she’s remained so positive. Even as my Mother is currently dealing with 3 infections, and some sores, taking 5 antibiotics, she is amazing as she takes all of the news in stride and that woman’s strength as she remains positive, is just inspirational to me. The most amazing part is that she is so positive even though life has slowed this once very active woman down and is now basically bed ridden. My Mother is truly an inspiration to me and I hope that I can continue to be a positive person despite all that my illnesses may bring my way and that I may have the strength that my Mother shows.

Attitude is a choice message
The message that is enclosed in the Posi+ivi+y Bracelet Card.


I cannot close this off without mentioning how amazing my Father is too, all the things he’s taken upon himself and still he too remains positive through it all. I am truly lucky, I have two very inspirational parents that have taught me to look at life from a positive perspective and I hope that I can help be an inspiration to others, like they have been for me.

Set of 3 positivity braceletsYou, my beautiful friends/readers, may win a set of 3 of these little lovelies for yourself and some people that inspire you or wish to inspire to be positive too! This is a speedy giveaway here my friends, so enter now…

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Fat Burner – 30 Capsules Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Hi folks, you know me, I am always keeping an eye open for the newest and easiest weight loss items out there. This time I was chosen as one of the lucky few reviewers to review  Reduxa, Inc.’s Fat Burner capsules. My interest was peeked when I noticed that among the proprietary ingredients in Fat Burner, were Green Tea Extract and Raspberry Ketone… both of which I’ve heard were shown to help with weight loss and burning fat.


Here is a product description of Fat Burner by Reduxa Inc.:

Reduxa Fat Burner Thermogenic Weight Loss Dietary Supplement, Metabolism and Energy Booster Made in USA
This product contains a proprietary formula designed to maximize weight loss by boosting fat loss and improving energy level that is safe and effective for men and women.
Garcinia Cambogia Extract has been known to hasten weight loss efforts, where some researchers claim that it can double or triple one’s weight loss. With proper dieting and exercise, the average person taking garcinia cambogia extract lost an average of four pounds a month. It is also known to work great for emotional eaters. Those who participated in the study showed an increase in their serotonin levels; hence, it may also improve mood and sleeping patters. It works by blocking fat and suppressing appetite.
Green Tea Extract contains compounds called catechins that may affect how your body burns calories and metabolizes fat, thereby helping in weight loss.
Guggul Extract helps boost metabolism and is believed to reduce cholesterol.
Raspberry Ketone is an aromatic component present in raspberries and other fruits. Scientists had previously shown that it causes fat breakdown. It prevents and improves obesity and fatty liver by stimulating the metabolism.

Safety Information
This product contains caffeine and may effect blood pressure and/or heart conditions. Check with your doctor before using this product, if you have such conditions. If you are pregnant, nursing, have any medical conditions, or taking medications, consult a medical healthcare professional before taking this product. Keep out of reach of children. Not intended for use by persons under 18. Keep this bottle tightly closed and store in a cool dry place. For nutritional use only. Do not use if safety seal is broken.

Proprietary Formula 500 mg: garcinia cambogia extract, great tea extract, guggul extract and raspberry ketone

As an addition to the diet, adults take one (1) capsule with water 30 minutes before a meal in the morning as a dietary supplement, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

Legal Disclaimer
This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.




Let me start off with this, my disclaimer, I am testing this out without altering my diet much, nor with adding exercise to my routine. So my results, as usual will be less than most of you who would/could make a conscientious effort to change your lifestyle while using the assistance of these capsules. Most of you know my physical limitations, do to my health issues (to keep it brief, I will just say Chronic Pain & Health issues), this is why I have not made as much of an effort as most of you would do to lose weight.

Fat Burner by reduxa inc on table is capsule

With my short stature the smallest of weight changes can make a huge difference in my size. I have recently gained weight with the holidays with the addition of a new prescription, replacing my Gapapentin with Lipitor (for nerve pain from both the fibromyalgia and my pinched/damaged nerves). I was lucky fighting the medications weight gain, having the for knowledge of my Mothers weight gain when her doctors tried her on Lipitor, when they tried my skinny Mother on it she gained 35 pounds almost over night! Lucky for me I only gained 15 pounds in 3 months on it, luckily for me, I’ve been off the Lipitor and back on Gabapentin for almost a month now. Yay, perfect timing for my trying out the Fat Burner Capsules.


I ordered the Fat Burner Capsules on and they arrived quickly and in great shape, I was surprised at how speedy they were at getting these to my house. The capsules are about 500 mg Capsules, not too very large, they are red and white in color. I found the capsules easy to swallow, and I took them as directed, 1 capsule a day in the morning 30 minutes before a meal…. I took mine at Noon time, since breakfast, well I admit it, I am terrible about eating, fixing breakfast. I am however more likely to eat lunch at noon time. Lol After taking this proprietary blend, I haven’t found myself too jittery or burping up taste of the tablets, nor had I found myself with an upset stomach. So far so good right? 🙂


Now I must say that I was still on my Lipitor for about a week and a half as I cut down on the dosage to get off from it and on to my Gabapentin once more, so this too did, slow down my progress with the Fat Burner. Other than that I found that I had more success experimenting with the times of the day that I took it. For me I found that I could handle the ingredients in the Fat Burner even upon taking it in the Afternoon, 30 minutes before Supper time. I still could sleep well, at least for me, the capsules were not overly stimulating as some diet supplements are, so I had no problem with them at all.


All in all as the time had progressed, the weight gain from the Lipitor was halted on the Fat Burner, YAY! And for the past 2 ½ weeks (give or take a few days) I have managed to lose a total of 5 lbs! I am 1/3 the way there to my weight before my doctor put me on that prescription that caused my weight gain! Now to put this all in perspective for you, this IS really significant for me, it usually takes me 3 times as long (as it took to put the weight on) for me to lose the weight… in other words since I gained that over 3 months I would normally expect to lose the weight that I gained in 9 months…. and at this rate I could lose it in 2 more months.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

YIKES! News – Be Back When I Can!


Hi all…

I just got this error message on my computer:

Hard Drive
ST950032 ST9500325AS SCSI Disk Device
SMART Short Self Test
Error Alert Icon Failed

I hate to say it, I am lost with what I will be able to do for a while. I need a new hard drive… I thank God I have Carbonite! I will be striving to be back ASAP folks, in the mean time keep watching my Facebook Page for Joan’s Posts about her wonderful Reviews and Giveaways!

With my husband and I both disabled, I am unsure when I will be able to return, I will have limited access to the internet through my tablet, however I cannot do much on it. We will try and find a way to get the money for the new hard drive and hopefully I will return soon.


OH by the way, if you need to make sure you don’t lose everything when something like this happens to you, you can use my link: (this link opens in a new tab)

And with my link you will receive 2 months free with your subscription to Carbonite! 🙂


Well folks, I send my love and thank you for your patience, I will be online limited somewhat by my tablet, but I hope to post to you all on Twitter and Facebook while we wait for me to figure out how to buy the new hard drive.



Sisterly Pride – The Art of Diesel Free 2 days only- Giveaway

The Cover of my Brothers E BookI am the proud Sister of Mark Marasch… he’s one of the many brilliant Siblings in my family. Mark is a Rocket Scientist, a family man and a wonderfully fun personality, you know I am puffing up my chest with pride, I am so proud of my whole family. 🙂

Mark Marasch family Man he's in a race car surrounded by wife, kids and our parents.
Mark Marasch family Man. Mark is in the race car surrounded by his lovely wife, kids and our Mom & Dad.

Mark worked hard researching and figuring out how to change his truck to run on Diesel. After all the work, Mark realized that there was a real need for a book on how to do this. So Mark took up a pen name (I love the pen name, Mark A Billy) and wrote a book! His book is called “The Art of Deisel” and he’s having a Free Giveaway on Amazon for 2 days only, this weekend!

Did you want to or have you been thinking about changing  your vehicle over to run on Diesel? If so, please go over and show your love, and check out The Art of Diesel (kindle edition):

My brother Mark, Author of The Art of Diesel.

Now I will let you know that my brother Mark is a Libertarian so you will see a lot of his thoughts and attitudes reflected in this book.


Love & Hugs,