Welcome everyone! Today (March 1, 2013) is the official Grand Opening Month of Honestly Mariah and the Redirect from the old blog, Joan and Mariah’s reviews. Please if you came from the old blog (that is now officially closed), you need the new URL to bookmark so please Click Here (or copy and paste this URL http://www.honestlymariah.com to the top of your browser) so you are on the new URL and then bookmark the website.
I am so excited for our Grand Opening here, I have some fantastic reviews and giveaways coming up this month as some wonderful old and new sponsors have joined me in this Grand Opening Month Celebration.
I spent yesterday in the ER with a fever and bad pain in my tummy, I am still sick, but gladly I am home. I am going to try and get a review up later today if I can manage to get my brain to work well over strong doses of pain meds. lol
Anyhow, please be patient as I make some changes here to make it easier to navigate to the giveaways and certain topics, I am searching for plugins to assist me with this task.
While you are here, please do join my Google Circles, Facebook, Twitter and more, all listed in the sidebar and don’t forget, please replace the Joan and Mariah’s Reviews Blog Button with the new one as well. Thank you!
I am looking so forward to all the fun we will have here with the new blog! And seeing both old and new faces here… I look forward to getting to know you all.
Now… an important note: Please Don’t Swallow your Bubble Gum, Folks! Your Mother was right (isn’t she always?), but she may not have warned you about what happens when you swallow that bubble gum, especially if you are working out and had some cabbage or beans to eat. Please follow this word of advice and just DONT DO IT! (See the picture below if you don’t believe me, it’s proof plus of what can happen).
This may turn some people off, but I really don’t care if it does… I am Catholic and I believe in the power of prayer. I am not going to tweet out giveaways or my reviews today, I am spending my time in prayer for my Mothers surgery today.
I did however choose to write about this today, my Mother is quite frail right now at 71 lbs at last weighing in. She can hardly eat, she has chronic pain, chronic fatigue and an autoimmune disease, along with a hospital borne infection (she got infected a few years back in surgery in her back and the infection lingers on as it is resistant to antibiotics). The infection had spread to her bones, as they discovered in her Month in the hospital, late last year into Mid January. The infection had not been responding to the antibiotics that could help control the infection (not cure it).
Now comes February and she is back in the hospital, the pain in her back was serious enough to bring her in. They found that some vertebrae above the ones worked on years ago, above the pins and fusions and by the infection, were gone and now they too need surgery.
As they decided whether or not to operate, they discovered that the infection was possibly encapsulated since the infection was not responding. So my Mother and Father were told of the concerns of doing surgery while she is so frail, but they decided to go through with it and hinted to Mom (she caught the hint) that she needs to be in good spirits and may have to fight to survive this.
They are operating today and I called my father (we are snowed in at home here) who, thank God has a friend who is in the waiting room with Dad keeping him company. I called at just the right time as they had just stopped in and said that she is doing well, the surgery is going well, however it will be quite some time yet before the surgery is through. They are attempting to scrape the infection away and out of her, I pray they do that exact with a steady hand as I pray it doesn’t spread the infection. Mom wasn’t sure what exactly they would do pins or fusion or cadaver vertebrae or what, so that frightened her somewhat, not knowing what is going to be done.
I am praying for exacting steady hands of the surgeons and wise choices for my Mother back. I am praying today for my Mother to continue being the inspiration that she is and continue to fight her way to good recovery and health.
Please my friends of all faiths, say a prayer or if you don’t believe in prayer, send good thoughts and love out for my Mother, Thank you!
And one more thing, please don’t be shy… sign the get well car for my Mother,even if you don’t know her or me well! Mom can use some serious cheering up to help give her strength and keep the faith as she heals… please go sign now and feel free to put up a fun or adorable loving picture with your signing well wishes for her! CLICK HERE
What a great giveaway, I just had to share it with all of you! As I know some of you are really missing the Giveaways as I ramp up for our Grand Opening Celebration in March. I hope to bring you some really Fabulous Reviews and Giveaways as we Celebrate.
The blog, Joan and Mariah’s Reviews will be closing on Feb. 28th, and all traffic shall be redirected to here. I anxiously await or building up the numbers/stats here at that time. As you can see, I’ve been trying to post interesting things on the blog in the meantime and all my old posts have been moved over here from Joan and Mariah’s at this time.
Here is the Giveaway info that you’ve been waiting for, Oscars Beauty Giveaway, you can win $1000 A-List Skin Treatment! What you will win, A personalized skincare consult via Skype and over $500 worth of Sonya Dakar products.
The contest ends next Monday, February 25, at 11:59 p.m. Just Click here, and it will tell you how to enter through Twitter.
I hope I win, if not, I hope that it is one of my beautiful readers/followers here… if you win, be sure to leave a comment bragging here so we can all Celebrate this win with you! 🙂
As seen in my Twitter Feed… but just in case you missed it: These are thru 2pm MST Sunday 2/13/2011, more to come today. First I must do some work on my blogs… I still trying to bring all my blogs into one with categories & dress it up… renaming the blogs maybe part of this too… any suggestions??? Have you seen my other blogs? (I think you can click on my picture to find my others) If you have suggestions, please comment.
Ok without further adieu, here are the promised freebies (Samples) & Giveaways:
Freebies & Samples:
Free Sample Organix ® – Beauty. Pure & Simple: http://bit.ly/gmqKJM 1000 requests will be randomly selected for fulfillment
Freebie from Sephora in JCPenny includes a free Givenchy Play For Her Sample, & 10min Express Service. Here is the coupon or a direct link to it is here: http://bit.ly/faqCeD