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Moriarty’s Gem Art – moregems.com Gem Review

 

Hi folks, today I would like to review a fantastic gem that I received from Moriarty’s Gem Art at MoreGems.com.

Moriarty's Gem Art Logo for MoreGems.com

I received this beautiful gem, it is a Round Cut Praisiolite, and I have to say that the cut on this is exquisite! There is a ton of sparkle to this beauty! The color is the most lovely pale green.

Mariahs gem

This gem is so shiny my little old Canon freaks out while I try to take a good picture, this does the gem no justice, but you get an idea of how it looks. And just think the palest of greens and you’ve got it. Continue reading Moriarty’s Gem Art – moregems.com Gem Review

Sigma Beauty – Sale Through Sept 30th – 10% off with our code!

Sorry Expired, please do check back to see if the new blog will be an affiliate for Sigma again, right now Joan and Riah’s lost it’s affiliate status even though we were invited. Strange huh?

We are an affiliate with Sigma Beauty and I’ve noticed that they currently have a sale going on, it’s good through September 30, 2012. I just knew that our beauties here at Joan and Mariah’s would love this sale!

These are some of the very best in Beauty Brushes, skincare, makeup and more, get some shopping done while you can save. I love their beauty brushes so much I want one made into a cuddly teddy bear, it’s like silk on your skin, so gentle and the perfect touch for applying your makeup like a pro!

To make is simple for you the code is SORRY EXPIRED (since Sigma now denied us to affiliate with them once again…so sorry, so the old code won’t work, guess we met their traffic and then they changed their minds).

Easy Canvas Prints – Canvas Print Review

Hi there everyone, I would like to share with you a truly innovative process and the most lovely way to display your Pictures on your walls. I am talking about Easy Canvas Prints and their Photos on Canvas Prints

easy canvas prints logoA while back I was invited to try out a 8 x 10 Canvas Print for on my wall from Easy Canvas. I was so very excited! I had just heard of this last year when I was the proud recipient of a print made of one of my Mothers beautiful Oil Paintings. So I was familiar of the term “Giclee” (pronounce Zhee-klay) and thought that this is the most wonderful thing since sliced bread, through prints done on Canvas like this all 6 of us siblings received a very detailed reproduction of my Mothers artwork to hang up in each of our homes.

I knew exactly which picture I wanted to use for my canvas print, the picture was taken 20 years ago on my wedding day and it truly shows our silliness and cheer on our happy day.

The picture? My husband and I had just tied the knot and while taking pictures, I suddenly spotted a grocery cart just outside the College Chapel. I laughed and pointed out the grocery cart and suddenly had a funny thought… “look Ma, I got me a husband!” So being silly as I can be, I asked around if any of our guests just happened to have a magic marker or pen to write on the front of the cart “just married”. The resulting photograph, from one of the many that were taken at the time shows the great joy and our sense of humor in this moment in time.

Mariah hubbies Wedding Day pictureI was really hoping to scan in the original photo again to try and better capture the words “Just Married” and it occurred to me that I could Photo-shop the words in but I decided to stick with my original scan. But this doesn’t mean that it’s not an option for everyone with the pictures they want printed on canvas.

With my picture located and it was time to go to EasyCanvasPrints.com and get to work. Well, work is hardly the word for it, I found the website not only very easy to navigate but very easy to design and adjust your pictures in. No more accurate name for this company could possibly be found, so Easy Canvas Prints is the perfect name!

Meter to rating the picture quality for canvas printsI was re-assured that my picture would turn out well, when I went to the step to upload it, I love that meter. Luckily my quality was right on, even with what was perhaps the very first consumer scanner that was used ages ago to scan in the original photograph. Whew

Not to fear, if you ever find yourself reconsidering what you want your edges to be in size, placement of your picture or size of the picture on your print, you can always click the “back” button and make changes.

Picture of my Canvas Print on my wallMy picture arrived very carefully wrapped and secure in the box… I must admit that I shook like a child opening up a wonderful present when I got my package. Wait? Nope, couldn’t wait…

Easy Canvas Prints, it’s not only easy to do but it’s the Elegant Way Display your Precious Photos!

Do I love the love the Canvas Print? OH YES and here it’s been hanging up for quite a while and I still smile every time I look at this canvas of our beautiful wedding day. The Canvas is such a lovely texture to the photograph and it adds a sort of Elegance to my wall, without all the fuss of finding the perfect frame. For me this is perfection, others may wish to order their canvas print framed, it is an option and they do all the hard work for you?

I would recommend Easy Canvas Prints to anyone. The hardest part of the whole process? Waiting for the print to arrive, although it was surprisingly fast, I was just so excited it was difficult to wait even the little bit of time it took to arrive.

Also as a side note, my friends, they have another online store, I haven’t personally seen their products in action, but I believe that Joan and reviewed them previously and we had a very satisfied winner of that giveaway. I just now realized I failed to mention them to you and that just was my mistake… if you need some great signs done, everyone sounds very pleased with them. Please go and check out signs at: (www.buildasign.com/).

Disclaimer:
Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, Easy Canvas Prints provided me with a free sample of this product to test. 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 Easy Canvas Prints and Myself.

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.