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Crazy Dog T-Shirts – Win a Gift Card for a Comfortable TShirt

Written by: Riah

I would like to introduce you all to Crazy Dog T-shirts, I was invited to pick out one of their T-Shirts to test out. I have to say I had a rough time deciding as they have so very many T-Shirts to choose from. They have many catagories of TShirts to choose from and I found myself laughing at some very silly T-Shirts as well as looking at the Video Game T-shirts… I really got a hoot out of the T-shirt of protection +6 Defense and the Invisiblity T-shirt (currently deactivated). lol

I also had a good laugh at the “About Us” Link at the bottom of their Home Page as I waited for my t-shirt to arrive and did my research. You really must read the “About Us” to read how CrazyDog TShirts got started, that’s the part I laughed out… good for you “Mom” for putting your foot down. lol And it’s so reassuring to know that if your unhappy with your T-Shirt you can just send it back and pick a new one! How cool is that? 🙂

I suppose I should tell you what T-Shirt I settled on the Merlottes Bar T-Shirt, yes I watch True Blood on Cable and I love the show. I found that shirt under the Category of Cool T-Shirts. I am quite happy with the T-Shirt and glad that I went a size up in that shirt, as it is a nicely shaped women’s T-shirt that fits pretty snugly as it follows the curves. The description on the t-shirt had, at the time of my ordering it had said “slim fit”… I noticed it no longer says that, so perhaps they are not going with the same fit in the t-shirts for this one any longer and are going with the usual boxy t-shirts. Anyway be sure to read the descriptions on the T-shirts so that you know if there is any adjustments to make for  your size etc. 🙂

The T-shirt is so soft, that I love how it feels against my skin, the tshirt is so soft and comfortable that it’s like wearing an old pair of jeans, you know the ones that you don’t want to throw away? Yup, except it’s a t-shirt. lol And the print on the shirt is perfectly done… I’ve seen shirts at these prices where the t-shirt was nothing but ordinary and the print messed up or a smudge on the t-shirt of the print and I’ve seen the print not perfectly set one color on top of the other.

Thank you so much to Crazy Dog T-shirts for my lovely T-shirt and because of you I found yet another place that I can recommend to my readers, friends and family for their T-shirt purchases. And I know I shall be back to order from you soon, as I already know my husband needs a couple of these shirts for himself as he sat looking over my shoulder and laughed at the great t-shirts as well as I did.

Time now, for a giveaway, oh yes! 🙂

Sorry the Giveaway is Expired!

 

Disclaimer: 
Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review,Crazy Dog T-shirts provided me with a free sample of this product to review. 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 Crazy Dog TShirts.

TheraBreath’s TheraBritePlus Whitening

Edit, Added NEW Sale on the Whitening Kit for people reading this past review:

TheraBreath Whitening Offer – $9.99! Get a $49.99 TheraBreath PLUS Whitening Kit for Just $9.99. Click above to Buy.

I’ve had the pleasure of using one of TheraBreath’s Kits for Bad Breath and I simply love them. I am sure no one would have told me that I had bad breath, well other than my Mother, who once, 15 years ago, actually embarrassed me as she insisted that I breath at her nose in the middle of a store… she wanted to check my breath since she smelled something awful (hey I can laugh at it now, but back then I could have crawled in a hole since it WAS MY BREATH. BTW: Dry Mouth doesn’t help your breath either, as well as your teeth). TheraBreath toothpaste, Mouthwash and their little mint like tablets really help me, there is nothing like the confidence and security of knowing your breath is fresh.

therabreath basic kit for bad breath
Teeth Whitening (regular link, see edit on top of this post for the new SALE link).

TheraBreath’s product are not tested on animals, they are Vegan, and natural… for those of you who know me, you know by now that I always believe that we are all better safe then sorry with anything we put in or on our bodies!

Because of my using TheraBreath Toothpaste and Oral Rinse, I was familiar with the Company TheraBreath and when I was contacted to try their TheraBrite Plus Whitening I was tickled pink, I couldn’t wait to try it!






The Whitening product came in record time, far as shipping goes, these guys ship with great timing to my home, both times I’ve had items shipped I’ve been surprised at how fast they arrived to my door. Not to mention it arrived just on time for a big family get together, with our family scattered all across the country and my disabilities I hadn’t seen some of these people in about 25 years!Teeth Whitening Kit by TheraBreath

Now for some background on my teeth, I was a teenager once upon a time, believe it or not… lol And back in those ancient times we did have a few topical treatments, but mostly our pimples, yes my pimples were treated with antibiotics. Well antibiotics stain your teeth and stain them bad, and it’s embarrassing… now these products don’t claim to even touch teeth like mine with ages upon ages of antibiotics causing those stains, but who could blame a girl for trying?

Anyway the kit comes with those little syringes and trays like some store bought brands do… yes I’ve tried them all for YEARS and gotten little or no results. So I was fortunate enough to have had experience when it came to forming the trays to my teeth.  The trays are formed using hot water in a cup (heated in the microwave) to help soften the tray. Forming the tray to your teeth is the most difficult part of this whole tooth whitening experience, just take your time, read the directions and don’t worry,  if anything should go wrong they did include a 3rd tray! Yay! I didn’t need the 3rd one but it was nice to know that if I did something went wrong I had back up. 🙂

I proceeded to put in the whitening, just a drop in each area of the tray for the teeth and I used the little brush (so tiny shouldn’t we have a word like brushette? lol) to spread the gel around some. I really don’t think the brush is needed but I used it! Now the instructions say you can use this tray up to 4 hours and on the back it said something about 8 hours… so I braved it and since I had gotten used to wearing a mouth guard at night to keep myself from grinding my teeth and aggravating my TMJ, it was no problem at all wearing this while I slept. I did place an old towel on my pillow, because it did say to be careful not to swallow the gel, and once or twice I got rid of what I felt in my mouth at night onto the towel. lol  I am sure they wouldn’t recommend this but I slept in it for 7 1/2 hours 2 nights in a row. Wow the results were so exciting that I caught a glimpse of myself smiling in the mirror and my eyes lit up… now it didn’t totally get rid of the discoloration from the Antibiotics but for once my teeth were really showing progress! Wow!

I had a wonderful time at our family get together and wasn’t self conscious of my teeth, or my Breath! I think people may actually have pictures of me smiling for once! I never liked my smile, my eyes get all squinty and practically disappear, and my full cheeks look like a chipmunk when I smile, but worst of all, my teeth have been yellow and had antibiotic stains since my youth. I didn’t worry for once, as my teeth looked better than they have in ages. So if you see pictures of me floating around, knowing my family they will be… you may actually spot me with to toothy grin on my face. lol

I swear by TheraBreath and no wonder TheraBreath is America’s #1 Premium Oral Care Brand! Folks I simply adore the toothpaste and mouthwash for my fresh breath and my new love is their whitening system. Did I mention the whitening system came with some great breath mints? Yes! So nice, to trust your breath is as fresh as your new lovely smile.

I thank TheraBreath for giving me the opportunity to try out there TheraBrite Whitening System. Alas, I knew I forgot something when I started to test the product out. While in the rush to get everything ready for my cousin’s gift and preparing for the 50th Wedding Anniversary for my parents that same weekend, I forgot to take a before picture. But trust me the change is very noticeable and I am so very happy with my bright new smile! Thank you TheraBreath!

Now I smile as I am writing this and I hope you all take a chance to win something spectacular from TheraBreath, they are offering one lucky winner will receive 1 tube of TheraBrite toothpaste and 1 bottle of TheraBrite Oral Rinse!

Sorry the giveaway is ended… watch my sidebar for special savings from Therabreath, as I shall be monitoring them for myself & I love to share in any savings I find. 🙂

Disclaimer: 
Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, TheraBreath provided me with a free sample of this product, 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 byTheraBreath

Help for Pain and Comfortable Too – Tommie Copper really helps! Review & Giveaway

Tommie Copper Review & Giveaway

Edit 7/24/14:  Hi There, I have a review and Giveaway of a $50 Tommie Copper Gift Certificate… good through: Aug. 11, 2014! You can find this Review and Giveaway here: http://www.honestlymariah.com/his-hers-tommie-copper-review-giveaway/

Tommy Copper Logo

I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity work on review of Tommie Copper Compression Wear.  I picked the compression shirt to help support my shoulders, I’ve been having a serious flare with the bursitis with the additional pain of Fibromyalgia in my shoulder.

I had noticed Tommie Copper on the Television with their Commercial with Montel Williams as their spokes person, with his MS it states that really has helped him with his pain. Well, I admit it, I thought the products sounded too good to be true. Yet I was intrigued and so happy when I along with my friend at Joan (who I worked with on my old blog Joan and Mariah’s Reviews) were invited to try out the Tommie Copper compression T-shirt in June 2011. Joan was fortunate enough to try many of their products and I received a choice of one product to try. Joan mentioned to the representative that I too have Chronic Pain issues, and so they were generous enough to throw in one shipment of a product for me to try too. I was tickled pink at the generosity at Tommie Copper for letting me participate in the review that was initially for Joan alone.

Tommie Copper was the brain child of a guy named Tommie Kallish, who had developed arthritis and tried many different kinds of support available. He did get some relief, however he did discover that these supports where not only thick but very uncomfortable to wear. So he tried many types of fabrics for support and through time he discovered the one that works best for him and that fabric is now being used in Tommie Copper Compression Wear.

Now we know where the Tommie part of the Company name came from, now how about the word Copper in the name? There is Copper in the compression/support wear. You many notice the Cu29 on their logo (the Cu is the elemental number of Copper and the atomic number for Copper is 29). I know from the past, when we tried copper bracelets at home for hubby and me, that copper is supposed to be a healing metal and at Tommie Copper they figured out an ingenious way of placing Copper in their products weave.

Sizing and Ordering my Product for the Review:

The person I wrote to about the Tommie Copper, helped me find the right size, I am large chested with small waist, this makes me person that is hard to fit, she took me down a size in the compression shirt for my waist and it works perfectly.

women's compression wear shirt

Receiving my Tommie Copper:

I received a nice silver toned bag with my Tommie Copper Top in it… I was amazed at how lightweight the mailing bag was.

Wearing the Compression Shirt:

I feel a nice compression with this shirt, I am currently wearing it under my sundress as I type, and it’s helping with my bad shoulder problem. I have a reoccurring case of bursitis in my shoulder, and, of course I recently placed it in a serious flare (be it my Fibromyalgia or my Bursitis) and I have had nothing but problems as I wait for an appointment with my Rheumatologist for steroid shot in my shoulder. This shirt has helped out my shoulder so much that I don’t think I will need the shot after all! 🙂 And I can’t forget to tell you that I have noticed that it does also help with some of the pain in my lower back and behind my shoulder blades.

Time for a little female secret while wearing this shirt, shhhhh…

Gals, does your chest get uncomfortable when it is close to that time of the month? Well with this shirt, it has a lovely V neck, and is stretchy enough that you can just take that neckline and move it over your chest and under your bra, so that you’re not wearing it over your chest at all. It didn’t stretch mine out and made it more comfortable for me during that “just before” time of the month. 🙂 Hey and it helps lift those “girls” up just a little too, hey I may be big chested but it does make you look slimmer that way too. Lol

Washing Tommie Copper:

Try to remember not use your fabric softener when washing your Tommie Copper items as the softening, in the fabric softeners, does not allow the Copper to properly work with your body, it sort of muffles the results you’d get. I one day washed mine in with other clothing and didn’t think about it, the compression still helped some but not as much as when I remembered not to use the fabric softener with it. Now I wash it, make a mental note to myself not to use fabric softener, and I remove the items from the washing machine and air dry them (using drier sheets for the remaining laundry in the dryer).

In conclusion:

I love my shirt, it’s a soft fabric in a v-neck and lightweight enough that it isn’t hard to wear in the high temps outside today, note with the new house I don’t have AC so it’s very hot as we break records today, this holds in a little bit of the body heat, but that is a healing factor that I learned about while I was a dancer. And as I’ve done research on help for my Fibromyalgia, Lupus SLE I’ve read many reports on copper and the healing properties, as well as compression etc… many compression wear was too constraining to wear for any period of time, not with this shirt, I love the comfort, soft compression and not irritating fabric. The Tommie Copper Compression Shirt seems to breath with me, and let my skin still breath. And I love the sylish V-neck! I also love the non-slip band around the top so it doesn’t roll down and drive me nuts.  A lot of thought went into these compression devices!

Added Note 2012: A year after writing this review on the old blog, I received their new compression Tights for women and reviewed them, you can see the review here.

 

 

Disclaimer:

Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed these products. We did not receive any monetary compensation for our review,Tommie Copper provided us with a free samples of their products to review, and we were under no obligation to review it if we so chose. Nor were we under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. . All opinions are ours and belong to us solely. Our 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 & Videos used in this review were provided by Tommie Copper!

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!
 
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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.