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Susan Howard Designs – Comfort Wear Necklaces Review & Giveaway

I would like to introduce you to Susan Howard Designs, she has designed a beautiful line of jewelry that she calls her Comfort Wear and when you read the statements on the jewelry you will know just why the name is perfectly suited. This woman has been truly touched by the hand of God in her life and her calling to share her creations with us.
Closeup of the Overcoming Difficulties Dear Lord you have seen my anger and my tears you know my heartach and my fears I will trust in  you forever more grant me eagle wings so I may soar.
Overcoming Difficulties the back, a beautiful prayer.

I was fortunate enough to have been asked by Susan to receive a piece of her jewelry to review as my partner Joan had suggested it. I feel so fortunate to have this beautiful piece of jewelry and mine is the comfort necklace dedicated to “Overcoming difficulties”… as some of you know I suffer from Chronic Pain from Fibromyalgia, Lupus SLE and herniated discs in my neck and in my lower back. As a result of this, though I try to remain positive and hand my pain up to God, it does get very frustrating and it’s impossible to know from one day to the next what just how bad my pain level will be.

 
The statement on the back of the necklace spoke to me (see the pictures) and so when my blog partner, Joan came to me and let me know that Susan and her would love to have me review one of Susan’s faith inspired, Sterling Silver Necklaces, I knew exactly which necklace would help. The necklace helps to remind me that no matter how alone I feel God is always with me and knows my suffering and frustrations.
 
Front of Overcoming Difficulties Necklace Eagle and Cross Design
Front of Overcoming Difficulties Necklace

The necklace arrived in a beautiful box… and as I opened the box I realized that not one picture would EVER do these beautiful works of art justice! Maybe a part of that for me is also the sentimental value that such a remarkable gift was made with such thought and giving to me knowing what I go through each and every day for over 25 years of my life…. but to me it’s one of the most beautiful pieces of jewelry that a person could ever own. A reminder of the Lord above and for the memorial comfort jewelry a reminder of those we’ve loved and have passed on. A prayer of sorts for them and comfort for us.

 
These would make perfect gifts for yourself and loved ones who have lost someone and is having a rough time dealing with their lose. Remember this shop too for friends and family that are experiencing difficulties in their lives, whether is be sent to them with a sympathy card as gifts for family planning a funeral or any of life’s difficulties.

a picture of my Overcoming Difficulties Necklace in the box it came in
a picture of my Overcoming Difficulties Necklace in the box it came in
 
On the lighter side of things are many of the Susan Howard Designs Inspirational Jewelry, do you have a wonderful friend or co worker who has touched many people and is an inspiration and a blessing? Do they have an event coming up? A birthday? Do you have a child with a birthday coming up or holiday, what about graduations, confirmations, baptisms? A gift like these can be giving for some many of the events in life just to remind someone that they are loved, appreciated etc.
 
Does someone just need their spirits lifted? I am sure you will find something that will touch that person just right in her lovely collection of jewelry. This artist has truly been inspired by the lord and events in her life, and I cannot do this beautiful person, nor her wonderful work justice in my words here.
 
Thanks to Susan Howard for offering one of our readers a beautiful piece of jewelry in Sterling Silver as a Giveaway, may you or yours be as touched with the jewelry as I have been… you will have a choice from her Memorial Jewelry Collection. Thank you so much Susan Howard your Jewelry does touch the heart and soul at least for this blogger!
 
Good Luck to you all…Entries End 07/01/11 at 11:59pm ET.
 
Go for it folks, the rules are as follows:
MANDATORY: (Without these your entries will be disqualified! Also remember to include your email address in all entries! Remember to also include with Twitter & Facebook follows to include your name there.)
1 ENTRY: Follow our blog on GFC
1 ENTRY – Visit Susan Howard Designs and tell me either:
A) your favorite item (other then the item I received)
or
B) what you learned about the beautiful woman!
THE ABOVE MANDATORY ENTRIES MUST BE DONE BEFORE THE Optional Entries (below) can be done!
 
Optional Extra Entries:
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3 Entries – Place our button on your blog (and leave link)
5 Entries – Blog about this giveaway (and leave link-must blog at least 100 words)
1 Entry for each Giveaway you have entered on our blog

1 Entry per Day – Tweet the following and leave link for me: 

 

#Win a SS Comfort Wear #Necklace by Susan Howard Designs http://tinyurl.com/5sy2c77 Ends 07/01/11 US #giveaway #inspirational #memorial
 
Good Luck to all our friends!
Disclaimer: 
Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, Susan Howard Designs provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. . All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.The photo’s used in this review were provided by Susan Howard Designs and myself.

Love Mode Cheap Juniors Clothing Store Review and Gift Certificate Giveaway!

I would like to introduce you to a Cheap Juniors Clothing Store online talk about beautiful clothing at a great price! Perfect for the clothing that is trending today and at the pace that trends come and go in Juniors Clothing, you cannot go wrong and you can stock up at these prices!

I was invited to try a shirt and I chose the Love Shirt, I did request information on the sizing as the measurements sounded strange to me. The sizing for the clothing is measurements taken on the clothing right on the hanger, what a novel idea, you can’t go wrong as you’d know right away what would fit and wouldn’t fit you. The Love Shirt arrived very fast in the mail and I must say the size was true the the measurements! No mistakes at all in the measurements there! I am rather large chested with a tiny waist and I must say that for me this shirt is so soft, comfortable and FLATTERING! Plenty of room in the chest area and just the perfect waist on the shirt, I love it!

I have to add that for most places that carry clothing at these prices, I was ready to see them appearing as “seconds”… especially when I saw the quality of the fabric and print. Nothing here that would indicate to me it was a second at all, I am impressed, not only do I have a place now to buy some fun stylish shirts that flatter my figure, but I now know that the stitching is quality, the fabric is so soft and smooth, I would have anticipated that I would have had to pay a bigger price for clothing of this quality.

Take a look at this wonderful JuniorsClothing Store and know your measurements as they have measured the clothing for you and you won’t be disappointed in the fit! So nice to have a place that doesn’t just go by the standard sizes and you end up finding out that they run to big or too small, this place takes all the guess work out of proper fitting Friends!

Thanks to the lovely people at Love Mode your Cheap Juniors Clothing Store, we are running a giveaway for a $25 Gift Certificate, Entries End at 11:59pm on 7/1/11.

Go for it folks, the rules are as follows:
MANDATORY: (Without these your entries will be disqualified! Also remember to include your email address in all entries! Remember to also include with Twitter & Facebook follows to include your name there.)
1 ENTRY: Follow our blog on Google Friend Connect
1 ENTRY – Visit Love Mode and tell me your favorite item with SKU#
THE ABOVE MANDATORY ENTRIES MUST BE DONE BEFORE THE Optional Entries (below) can be done!

Optional Extra Entries:
2 Entries- Follow LoveMode on Facebook
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2 Entries – Follow us on Networked Blogs found on this site
3 Entries – Place our button on your blog (and leave link)
5 Entries – Blog about this giveaway (and leave link-must blog at least 100 words)
1 Entry for each Giveaway you have entered on our blog


1 Entry per Day – Tweet the following and leave link for me

#Win a $25 GC for Cheap Juniors Clothing from Love Mode http://tinyurl.com/654eftl Ends 07/01/11 US #giveaway #juniorsclothing

Good Luck to all our friends!
Disclaimer: 
Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. . All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.The photo’s used in this review were provided by LoveMode

Hiking or Camping This Summer? You Need This Hiking Kit From the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa

Check out this really cool Hiking Kit from The Hard Rock Tampa!  It is really nice.  It comes with a water bottle, flash lite, Swiss Type army knife and carry bag! The Army Knife has knives, a cork screw, screw driver, and other gadgets.

One of you will win this neat Hiking Kit for yourself.  This would make a great gift for Dad or you can always save it in the closet for Christmas or a Birthday!

Mandatory Entry(1) Follow on GFC

Entries (2) Check out Hard Rock Tampa’s website and tell me what you like and why you would visit there.
Entries (1) Follow Hard Rock Tampa on Twitter
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Entries (1) Daily Tweet the following:

Play Hard at the Tampa Hard Rock or Play Hard and #win a Hiking Kit from @SHRTampa http://tinyurl.com/3gj83b2  Ends 6/30/11 US #giveaway

Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo’s used in this review were provided by myself!

Stopain – Giveaway & Review, Ahhhh pain relief

A while back we were asked to review Stopain and the wonderful people let both Joan and I take their products for a test run! I asked for the Stopain Cold in the Extra Strength Spray.

 
My Stopain arrived in perfect timing to be used during that next day while gardening. I used it on my shoulders, neck  and back. With the first use I sprayed very sparingly and felt it but it was obviously not enough, so I sprayed more liberally and in a few seconds I could feel it working. Nice! I don’t mind the cold/hot feeling of it at all, as a matter of fact I ended up wishing I had a vat to dip my Lupus SLE and Fibromyalgia pain riddled body in and I just went nuts spray it all over where I hurt.

Along with my spray bottle of the extra strength spray were 2 sample packets of the regular strength gel, and my husband’s hands are arthritic too so we opened the pack and applied. Now Hubby knew, as most of us that use pain gels do, be cautious of rubbing your eyes, but I knew the “vat of extra strength spray that I wanted to dip myself in” was out of the question when a while later he appeared from the bathroom and told me what a shocker he had… guys beware, don’t get the gel on the fingers or at least on the bottom of your fingers before you go to the bathroom or you will get a BIG surprise. Now I was trying so hard to be sensitive to his situation, but I finally busted out laughing with tears in my eyes, my poor husband, I don’t know how he puts up with me.

I did some more gardening this weekend and I must say this stuff is great for bruises too! We we have a chain link fence beside our driveway where I wanted to plant my flowers in front of that area, but behind the fence was full of weeds, leaves etc. I have small hands and I reached through so many chain links to remove all the accumulation there. I went to wash my hands to make dinner low and behold my hands were very sensitive… I wear gloves to I knew it wasn’t something I got into, I showed my husband and he asked what I did to get so bruised up. After dinner I applied the Stopain and it helped by taking away the pain in my hands.

All in all I am very satisfied with my results with the Stopain, and the spray is the best invention of all, easy to use, non staining, seems to quickly absorb and you can control how much of the product you need to help you out. I am now addicted to the stuff, I keep one next to my computer and I have already sent the husband to go get me a spare bottle so that I never run out of this pain reliever!

The wonderful people at Stopain have offered one of you the same product that I tried, Stopain Extra Strength Spray.

Go for it folks, the rules are as follows:
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1 ENTRY – Follow our blog on GFC
1 ENTRY – Visit Stopain and tell me what you learned that I haven’t mentioned in this post.
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3 Entries – Place our button on your blog (and leave link)
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1 Entry for each Giveaway you have entered on our blog
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#Win Extra Strength Pain Relief Spray from Stopain http://tinyurl.com/3vauwbp Ends 06/30/11 US #giveaway

Good Luck to all our friends!
Disclaimer: 
Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. . All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo’s used in this review were provided by me. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Stopain and myself. 

Huephoria – Wine Glass Review & Giveaway!

Have you visited HuePhoria yet, well you should! They have everything from Ornaments to Wine Glasses, and party supplies all at very reasonable prices. For my review I received the Peace Wine Glass from them, and I have to say, right off the picture on their site does this glass no justice at all. The ball on the glass is sort of an medium olive green with a huephoria pink (pink just like their logo on their site) in the peace sign which is outlined in white. This is just beautifully hand painted, you can’t beat the quality of actual hand painted glassware! The stem of the glass is nice a smooth, not a cheap like some places that feels like it’d been poured into a mold and still has the rough edges of the seam on it. The reason for the smoothness of the glass is that these are all hand blown. The foot of this stemware has the words “Peace be with Hue” on it, which got a big laugh from me when I had seen that while drinking my glass of Merlot out of it. The container portion of the wine glass is more then ample at 16oz, it’s huge by my tastes and I love roomy wine glasses. Lol
There was no disappointment here when I received this glass, it’s just the perfect addition to my odd ball collection of wine glasses here. I and I can see buying a bunch of these. Why would I want a bunch? Well, I have the habit of visiting with friends and family and leaving my glass somewhere and I never know if that stray glass over there is mine or if it’s someone elses… I blame my mother for this as she does the same thing. The thought of charms to hang from our wine glass stems was a good idea, but who remembers to get them out when they are needed most? The idea of an identifying ball on your wine glass is so clever, whomever thought of this knew just what I needed. There are many varieties to choose from in their shop I counted 35 of them at this time and that would be more then enough for at my parents house, where our huge family gathers for most of the special occasions. I am thinking that all I’d need to do is suggest to my siblings that they pick out their wine glasses… and one for Mom and Dad, and that we compare notes for our next Christmas Celebration (shhhhh Mom, your not looking are you?) and we can each purchase one for ourselves and our spouse and then pitch in on the gift for Mom & Dad. Then we send them all in a box to Mom & Dad’s to make for their Christmas gift… lol… wouldn’t they be surprised to see us shuffling through their assortment so that we could use “our own” glass when we visit them? Lol
I would like to thank HuePhoria for the lovely wine glass and chance to do some product testing. I have to say the quality of these wine glasses truly justify the price, I have seen and almost bought glassware of this quality for 3 times of what they cost at HuePhoria! If your looking for great glassware remember you do get what you pay for and if you pay for cheap glassware, you get just that, cheap glassware. I really loved my glass and as for the product testing of it? What fun this was as it gave me an excuse to treat myself to a nice big glass of wine. Ok ok, so I could have seen about reviewing some wine too, ah well, too late.
Ok here you go folks thanks to their kind generousity HuePhoria is offering to sponsor a giveaway for one of our wonderful friends here! You can win one of their fantastic wine glasses for yourself. Now they will only ship to continental USA, and they ask that contestants become a fan on facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up to “join the party” on their website. Go for it folks, the rules are as follows:
MANDATORY (1) ENTRY: Follow our blog on GFC. Without this your entries will be disqualified! Also remember to include your email address in all entries! Remember to also include with Twitter & Facebook follows to include your name there.
MANDATORY: (we will check with them to make sure you qualify)
2 Entries – Follow HuePhoria on Twitter
2 Entries – Follow HuePhoria on Facebook
2 Entries – Sign up to receive HuePhoria Newsletter (this is on right hand side of page where it says “Sign up for Special Promos and FREE Entertaining Tips!”)
THE ABOVE MANDATORY ENTRIES MUST BE DONE BEFORE THESE OTHER ENTRIES CAN BE DONE!
Optional Extra Entries:
1 ENTRY – Visit HuePhoria and tell me your favorite item!
2 Entries – Follow Joan on Twitter
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2 Entries – Follow us on Networked Blogs found on this site
3 Entries – Place our button on your blog and leave link
5 Entries – Blog about this giveaway and leave link-must blog at least 100 words
1 Entry for each Giveaway you have entered on our blog
1 Entry Day – Tweet the following and leave link for me 

#Win Handblown, Handpainted #WineGlass from  http://tinyurl.com/3zafysr Ends 6/08/11 Continental US ONLY #giveaway #stemware

Good Luck to all our friends!
Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo’s used in this review were provided by me.