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Musewear Flip Flops – Review & Giveaway

I received some fabulously comfortable Flip Flops or as we used to call them Thongs (does anyone call them thongs anymore? or does that just mean underwear? lol)

This is a great new product, you have a choice of many quotes or zodiac flip flops from Musewear! These flip flops are a dream, so very comfy and nothing like picking a favorite quote or zodiac sign to slip your feet into.

Information about Musewear Flip Flops:

musewear logoConceived in Singapore. Born in Brazil. Launched from Prague. Fulfilled in the United States. Designed by American, Indonesian and Philippine artists. People are talking about the recently released “thinking flip flops!”
Asheville-based designer Diane Curry came up with the idea of “walking the talk” following a 30-day experiment during which “thank you” were her first two words of the day, as her feet hit the ground.

At $20 a pair, and with Free shipping, Musewear flip flops are a high-quality bargain. They get people talking, and laughing and appreciating life, and that’s a lot of mileage for the world’s most beloved footwear – the humble flip flop.

Our premium Brazilian rubber is the the same used by Havaianas, the leading Brazilian brand–only ours are thicker, more cushy and filled with inspiring words and artwork! With the 2014 World Cup fast approaching, “made in Brazil” will have more cache and appeal than ever.

Consumers like the good conscience behind Musewear. Our flip flops are made at an ethical, fair-wage manufacturer in Brazil with recycling built into the process. No sweat shops for us. We looked for two years to find a US based manufacturer and they all turned us down, saying “go to China.” That was never an option!

15% of profits go to causes that help give a voice to the voiceless: SunSignSoles benefit The Nature Conservancy to help us hear what planet Earth is telling us; Walk The Talk benefits Amnesty International in its work to liberate persons denied free speech; Wit Flips benefit local and national animal rescue efforts.

Musewear Flip Flops come with a 100% Happiness Guarantee.

Currently Musewear Flip-Flops only come in Adult sizes.

Dog thinks you are musewear flip flops
My Goal in Life is to be the kind of person my dog already thinks I am.

Flip Flops with Sayings and Zodiac:

You have 3 categories to choose from:

Walk the Talk:

6 different sayings to choose from, to quote part of what Musewear says on their page:

“…The music is in the message: Keep the Faith, Stay the Course, Find your Center, Live and Learn, Be Your Best…”

This is wear I found my choice, the name is “Live and Learn” (more about it below)


Wit Flips:

4 different saying to choose from. Here is a quote from Musewear on the selection:

“Wit Flips are the shout-out you need to give yourself: The life you’re living right now is the only one you’re ever getting and only you can make the most of it”

An Example of what can be found here:

Be yourself
Everyone else is already taken ~
Oscar Wilde


SunSign Soles:

All 12 Zodiac Signs are represented. Here is a quote:

“Some people are so true to their signs it’s spooky, and for others, it’s hard to admit ANY of it might even remotely be true”

Taurus flip flops musewearlol, what they say about this category of shoes made me laugh, they come out and say exactly what I am thinking of, when I think of the zodiac. I am a Taurus and sure some of the qualities fit me:

Powerfully Stubborn Affectionate Patient
Devoted to Family Tranquil Nature Dependable
Savors Security

Dirty Little Secret (DLS): Not every bull is looking for a fight.

LOL and the SunSign Soles (if you believe in this stuff) tell you who to find and who to flee, well I am almost a believer looking closely at those flip flops…. it says I should find someone with my husband’s sign. Yay! lol


There are so many great choices, but once I found my quote I knew that this was made just for me!

My musewear flip flopsThe quote I chose:

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow”
“Learn as if you were to live forever

                                                   ~Mahatma Gandhi

This is exactly the way I try to live my life… here is my philosophy:

“Live (life to the fullest), Love (with all your being), Laugh (at yourself & don’t fear being silly in the eyes of others) and Learn (all you can, satisfy your curiosity).”

The sizing for the Flip-Flops is cleverly innovative and actually fun to do! I like the fact that you can make sure your flip-flops fit before you purchase them! You do need a printer for this, and trust me it’s worth a piece of paper or two to get it right!

This is basically how you measure for your flip flops:

You use a measuring tape on the measurement guide to make sure the print is the actual size… if (and when) the measurement is correct, you then place a pencil at a marking on the shoe (would be the location of the thong area) and place it between your toes and “slip” the shoe on. Perfect fit for me! What a unique idea and it works!

When I received my flip flops I was honestly surprised at the weight, you can instantly feel the good quality!

I love the idea of having a favorite saying to slip your feet into all summer long. The ink inside these beauties hasn’t turned my feet colors like the ones that I was given as a gift from a friend (they were from Old Navy) and they turn the bottom of my feet black!

These Flip-Flops have the perfect amount of cushion to them, they are so nice to walk on and feel better then all the other pairs of flip-flops that I had in my closet. I have only saved 2 old pairs, one is pink, the other one is the one that turns the bottom of my feet black and that is only because they are the only shoe that works okay with my walking cast.

It’s a shame that these Musewear flip-flops don’t show off the sayings inside and they are far to comfortable to slip off all the time and show others what they say. Lol I do love the comfortable thong part that goes between the toes, it didn’t need breaking in at all!

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

Eatrageous Snacks – Review & Giveaway


Hi all, I have had the wonderful experience of trying Eatrageous the delicious macaroni-like shaped snacks! This post isn’t as wordy as usual, but this is not to diminish the flavor power in these wonderful snacks, these Eatrageous snacks are so good, in my humble opinion, that they speak for themselves. There may only be four flavors in the Eatrageous offerings (currently) but the flavors so very unique and the crunch is fantastic!

Please friends, don’t forget to read the wonderful prizes that Eatrageous has for our 3 lucky winners, and please, even if you are not interested in entering still pay attention to the fact that Eatrageous wants to give back to those in need, and follow the links to like and follow them with your facebook and twitter accounts. Remember friends that liking a page like Eatrageous (or my page for that matter) from a blog page or another business page doesn’t count towards actual followers on the Facebook Count! Please make sure to use a personal account, for those likes, to make that “like” really matter, thank you!

It wasn’t the macaroni shape that caught my attention, it was that the few people I heard talking on line about them were so in love with some crazy new (to me) snack that was Mac n’ Cheese flavored and my curiosity was piqued. Why on earth would anyone like to eat a crunchy snack that is macaroni and cheese flavored?

Eatrageous logo


I found the Eatrageous Website online and the product information captured my attention:

  • Only 100 Calories per 1 oz serving
  • 80% less Fat than typical fried chips
  • all natural
  • non-gmo
  • gluten free

The Flavors, the facts above, combined with people talking about the product and I decided that I simply had to try their products for myself.


Eatrageous was kind enough to send me a box with a variety of 100 calorie bags of their products to try out for myself for a review and giveaway. When I received my box, I couldn’t wait to try them out, however I could only dream from a distance since I was spending time up at my Mother and Fathers house in the foothills and I couldn’t wait to get back home to hubby, my 2 pups and my box of eatrageous snacks.

Eatrageous 4 flavors review and giveaway 3 prizesIt came time for me to dig into the box and see what I had, I had 3 small one serving, snack size bags each of their flavors were represented; Original Sea Salt, Wasabi Ranch, Sweet and Smokey BBQ and (of course) Crunchy Mac n’ Cheese. The first flavor I simply had to try was the Mac n’ Cheese, wow, talk about satisfying the craving for something cheese flavored and crunchy at the same time. Wow, I am in love! I loved each and every flavor of Eatrageous and their motto “The New Spin on Chips” is right on track. All their tasty snacks were macaroni shaped, crunchy and satisfied different cravings.

By the way, can you think of a new flavor for Eatrageous, if you can go to their website, click the little cartoon speech bubble on their page and submit your information, your flavor suggestion and if them make your flavor you will receive a years worth of that flavor! Yay!

Eatrageous and Giving Back:

Eatrageous believes no one in the United States should go hungry. However, 49 million Americans live in food insecure households. That’s 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children. Eatrageous hopes you will help us contribute to changing that by supporting us as we give up to 5% of our profits to charities.

By entering you will Help Eatregious give back!

Helping us give back is easy. Just like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to help. For every original 10,000 likes and follows, we’ll give 1% of our profits to a charity committed to fighting hunger. Our goal is to donate 5% at a total of 50,000 original likes and follows. The more you like and follow us, the more our company grows, and the more we have to give—simple as that. So go ahead. Share us with your friends. Let’s get to that 5% as quickly as possible.

I have set up 2 mandatory entries on this wonderful giveaway, all to help Eatrageous help out others in need.  In order to enter, this giveaway, you will be required to like Eatrageous on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter. If you don’t wish to enter (or it’s past the end date for entry) you may click below to help out:

Eatrageous on Twitter: @eatrageous

Eatrageous on Facebook: facebook.com/eatrageous
Eatrageous yummy Wasabi Flavored review and giveaway 3 prizes

I thank Eatrageous for the honor of trying their wonderful products for myself, I really enjoyed the 3 packages of each flavor sensation that they had sent me. From their Original to the Bite of the Wasabi flavor snacks, I enjoyed them all!

3 Prizes In the Eatrageous Giveaway:

Here are the prizes:

(Please Note the Prizes have changed, since posting)

1st Place: Two Eatrageous variety packs with an Eatrageous t-shirt and chip clip

2nd Place: Eatrageous variety pack with chip clip

3rd Place: Eatrageous variety pack


Enter now and cross your fingers, you lucky ducks, and take a chance that you may win one of these great prizes from Eatrageous!

Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received 12 Eatrageous Snacks (3 of each flavor) for this 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.. 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 me.

Meals By The Week – Review & Giveaway

Hello everyone, I have had the honor and convenience of experiencing Meals by the Week for about a Month now.

What is meals by the week?

  1. Meals by the week is a handy program for busy people,
  2. it gives you the meals for the week in a weekly plan.
  3. it gives you the recipes.
  4. it gives you the shopping list.
  5. it lets you set up the store that you shop at or what special diet need you have (more later).
  6. it lets you print out everything, and you can look at your previous weeks plans (in your archive, at the bottom of your current weeks menu) and print the ones you have chosen from those previous weeks.
  7. it also lets you adjust the servings of the menus (which also adjusts the amounts on your shopping list). You can adjust both the whole week to feed more people (2,4,6,8) or choose one or more meals to double.
  8. it also gives you your side dishes! You can find them in italics in their recipes.

Further when I delved deeper into the Meals By The Week program, I found that you can go in an tell it that you don’t want/like a meal that it has given you and you can have it take that meal off your list and print out.

I also like the fact that they have a “make it cheaper” and it will help you out by letting you print out coupons etc and at the coupon place too you can set up your loyalty cards and other print out coupons (so don’t worry if they don’t support your stores).

All in all my experience has been fun and has saved me money while I shop. I had set up my Meals by the Week for our King Soopers and I have used the menu & shopping list once, thus far. Why once? My husband and I are both disabled, as such we are on a very limited budget, and we do the vast majority of our shopping once a month. We use the menus and coupons at the same time, helping us save even more. Now they didn’t have King Soopers on the Coupons from their “make it cheaper link”, but they did have regular coupons to print out and, of course, I logged onto King Soopers site and I fill my loyalty card with coupons… saving me even more.

I have to say that using the shopping lists has us thinking that we may try to shop at a place that would have more bins full of the products on our list. Why would we want to do that? Because that handy shopping list tells you just how much of a that ingredient you need, so why pick up more that you need to… those could further save us money. So far we’ve been humming and hawing over this, and haven’t decided if the coupons save us more for the stores coupons loaded to our card or if we can even use coupons at the whole foods type of stores. Ah and yes Whole Foods is on their list of Stores you can customize your menus for.

meals by the week dinner 1Clicking on Settings in their site allowed me to go to edit my profile and that allows you to:

Change the usual things such as name, email address, the plan with Meals By The Week that you are on. The coolest part, for me with the edit your profile is that I can go in and decide to click on “Choose Your Store” this brings up a scroll down area that not only includes stores, but it also includes special meal requirements/plans like; 400 Calorie Dinner, Paleo, Price Chopper and Vegetarian. As a matter of fact, I just changed my to price chopper and next release date of my Meals By The Week I shall see the “Price Chopper” menu & shopping list.

All in all, with everyone’s busy lifestyles these days, I think that it will make your weeks easier having your meals all planned out for you. Oh and speaking of easier, they even have what they call this their “Leftover Makeover”. For instance one week I used the recipe for Family Pot Roast which later became a “Leftover Makeover” of Beef Hash. Nummy Nummy! 🙂 And all weekly menus contain the “Leftover Makeover”, which I LOVE! My favorite was actually the Slow Cooker Orange Chicken that turned into your “Left Over Make Over” Meal of Chinese Chicken Salad!

My husband and I may be disabled, but because it’s with chronic pain issues and more, our time in the kitchen can be very tiring and it was a struggle ever few days to decide what we should take out of the freezer and make for dinner.

meals by the week meal 2How did I do my Meals By The Week in practice?

I admit that our budget is so tight that we can shop once a month, so I’ve collected the menus that I love and of course every “Left Over Makeover” and the first dish (for the leftovers) for several weeks and then we shopped for them. I have become the Goddess of Preserving food, since, at the time we shopped, we hadn’t had a full months worth of menus… we picked up some black grapes, that turned out to be sour (oops) and I made homemade grape jam from it, and that has helped with Lunch time. I package all my meats and some par boiled vegies, in vacuum seal bags and potion them out (labeling each one for the menu item on my print out). Sure it takes time, but it saves us money and lets us stock up on foods on sale.

In Conclusion:

It seems that there are so many features there at Meals By The Week, that I don’t think I’ve done it justice. Though I’ve tried to include all the great things about this program, I probably haven’t touched on them all.

I love using my Meals by the Week and I was so fortunate that they gave me a 13 week plan! So nice that, even after this review, I can enjoy the plan and collect the yummy menus and place them in my folder to use again! And the menus, sure I haven’t tried all the “stores” or special meals but I can say that my menus were all superb, and we haven’t been disappointed yet.


Thank you Meals By The Week for the wonderful experience with your program, I can’t wait for my next menu to come up and see what you come up for me!

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

Coffee Maker and Millstone Coffee – Giveaway

Welcome to the Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker + Millstone Coffee GIVEAWAY ! #CoffeeJourneys
Hosted by : Sparkle Me Pink
Co-Hosted by : Some of This and That
Everyone loves a great cup of coffee. 

Whether it’s first thing in the morning or as mid-day ‘pick me up‘ a great cup of coffee starts with a fabulous brewer. Speaking of which, head on over to Sparkle Me Pink and check out her latest post – ‘My Fav NEW Coffee Maker + How to : Make the BEST Iced Coffee – My Secret is Out !


Join Me For Coffee?
Join Me For Coffee? Well how about you win a coffee maker and coffee & say Hi to me online?

I know that I love great Coffee and this is one terrific little giveaway my friends! If you already have a coffee maker, this would be a great gift for Newlyweds or for that Student going off to College. Or just keep this as either a spare or place it in your office. 

Love and hugs,  Mariah

Want to win? Simply enter through the Rafflecopter below – Please give it a moment to load 🙂

ONE winner will get a NEW Mr. Coffee® 10-cup Optimal Brew™ Thermal Coffee Maker AND a bag of Millstone® coffee in French Vanilla !!!

Ends : 5/23 @ midnight
Must be 18 or older to enter
Continental US only
ALL entries are optional , however the more you complete the more chances you have at winning.
Winner MUST reply within 48 hours  to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen !!
Sparkle Me Pink is responsible for the purchasing and shipping of this prize. If you have any questions please reference my disclosure policy page or email me. (sparklemepink88@gmail.com) This giveaway is not sponsored by, endorsed by, associated with, or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Pinterest in any way.


Ergonomic Pen by Uglee Pen – Giveaway

Writing Grocerly List with the Uglee PenThis weekend (after my review was seen by Uglee Pen) I received an invite to run a giveaway… of course, I said “YES!” I know that many of you would want to try these pens for yourself.

In case you missed it, check my recent review of The Uglee Pens http://www.honestlymariah.com/ergonomic-pen-uglee-pen-review/.

Thanks to Uglee Pen for offering me a chance to run this giveaway!

Now onto the giveaway:


a Rafflecopter giveaway