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Easy Video Creation with Muvee Reveal – Review

Hi all, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Muvee Reveal 11, a program to make help you make videos. I was fortunate enough to be one of the bloggers chosen for this review and I have to tell you, it made making videos so easy!

This program has everything, I put together a few collages using Gimp (a free photoshop like program) and polished up a few old pictures. I played with Muvee a while and decided to add some old video footage of the dogs.

I can’t help myself sometimes and I just MUST grab the nearest camera and take videos of my dogs… you may say that I am easily entertained, but I do think that they are the cutest dogs in the whole wide world! Lol Just like a proud Mother, huh? I am in the habit of saying that I wish my eyes had a built in camera in them to capture those moments that come and go so quickly.

muvee reveal program pictureLuckily most of us have several means for taking those precious videos and pictures close at hand with technology today. The problem has been getting those great pictures and videos together to form an entertaining video to share with others. Lets face it, with YouTube out there, we’ve all seen some very put together videos and we wouldn’t be entertained by just any video anymore.

I am picky when it comes to putting anything together to post online, and I have, in the past spent days and hours to put together my videos for my blog. The program Muvee Reveal 11 has made my work so much easier for me, and I can say that it is honestly worth the money, because of the ease of use and professional results you get in no time at all.

Muvee has so many features in it that I couldn’t possibly tell you about all of them… I am sure that I haven’t done anything but touch the surface of this programs capabilities. I know that I have yet to play with the voice-over feature and I only cut one old video down on it.

movee reveal picture of some settingsThe features that I have used to make my little movie, that I can recall off the top of my head:

Captions for on your video clips or pictures

Inserting Text before certain pictures

Choosing the Theme

Choosing the Music (either choose from what comes with the program or your own music)

Turning down the Music

Enhancing  the sound on your video clip

Editing one of the 4 little videos in the mix

Sorting my pictures and videos

Playing with the font for Captions, Title etc

Added Graffiti (tons to choose from)

Choosing where to upload my video (I chose youtube of course)

muvee reveal another settingAnd that is just to name a few of the options that I chose, I am currently waiting for my video to upload to youtube as I write this. 🙂 I could save this in HD Format, but that would take hours and with my internet sometimes acting up I decided to go with the lowest resolution so it will take only a few minutes to upload.

And Here it is! Check out my new video:

All I can say about this program is, the more I played with it yesterday the more creative I found I could be in making my video look truly professional and attractive. And the more I play with this the more I discovered about the program. If you get lost playing with Muvee Reveal, they not only have tutorials online, but they have a forum where you can easily search to find answers to your questions and if you don’t find an answer, then just ask your own question in the forum or with their Live Chat too!

I am excited that I have Muvee Reveal, as I have more review projects coming up soon that could use a video. Click here to get your own copy of Muvee Reveal and start making those pictures and or videos stand out from the crowd.


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.

Replaced Aleve with Natural Turmeric Supplement – Review

Hi friends, I just replaced Aleve with Natural Turmeric Supplement from Nutraviva. I hadn’t heard of the benefits of Turmeric before, but looking it up online it sounded like some sort of snake oil… but you know me, I had to try it. Anything that can help with a lot of my problems with chronic pain and is all natural… well, who could blame me? 🙂

I loved the sounds of the Premium Natural Turmeric Supplement by Nutraviva… so there we go, I ordered it on Amazon!

This supplement has been used for centuries for many problems that we experience, especially as we age or have a autoimmune disease (like I do). The uses, reportedly are for an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory. Sounds great for Arthritis!

Why Else Would I Take Turmeric Curcumin?

Benefits of Nutraviva Turmeric Supplement
Benefits of Nutraviva Turmeric Supplement

Turmeric from Nutraviva is a C3 Complex with Bioperine (which, with my studies on Bioperine, it looks as though it’s added to this product to maximize absorption of the Turmeric. And here is what else the company says about their product:

  • Get the Best Value: Our Turmeric is 2000% More Bioavailable: Enhanced with Bioperine®

  • Rest Assured We use Zero Fillers/Binders/Preservatives/Artificial Ingredients to Provide Our Customers the Cleanest Turmeric Supplment We Can.

  • Standardized 95% Curcuminoids (the KEY Ingredients). We are NOT Selling Root Powder, but Instead More Concentrated Curcuminoids.

  • 120 Turmeric Capsules in Each Bottle for 2-3 Months Supply.

  • Clean & Pure: NO Stearates, NO Silicone Dioxide, NO Titanium Dioxide

The Turmeric Curcumin also is:

  • 100% Natural
  • No Additives
  • Non GMO

1 UPC Code label Covering Instructions for use of  Nutraviva TurmericI received my bottle in no time at all from my Amazon order, I started taking the Nutraviva as recommended (1 capsule 3 times per day). One problem I had? The label had another label stuck on top of the directions, so after I tried peeling the label off, to no avail, I went online to Amazon and looked at the page that I ordered the supplement from, to discover the dosage. Now I admit that, at first I was taking one capsule a day, until I checked out the Amazon site where I ordered my supplement. I have now written over the label the correct amount for my husband and I to take. I switched to the correct amount I, on occasion, forgot to take it 3 times a day (I only eat 1 to 2 meals a day). I solved the forgetfulness, on my part, by placing the tablets in my daily medicine holder, in 3 of the 4 daily pill compartments.

Nutraviva Turmeric Bottle and Capsule
These Capsules are small enough to swallow easily… I love that!

I have been taking the proper amount of the Turmeric Curcumin Supplement for about 2 weeks now. Usually I have a problem with some supplements and, for me, I haven’t gotten the usual burps and I haven’t had any churning in my tummy either.

I did realize that thanks to the supplement, I was able to drop taking my Aleve (naproxen), yes I have indeed replaced my Aleve now! What was the problem with Aleve? Well my pain doctor has me on the medicinal dose of Aleve (naproxen). For the Naproxen I had been taking 2 tablets 2 times a day, and when things are very bad, taking in 3 times a day for a week, then dropping down to 2 by 2. <— please friends, unless you are under a doctors care and observation don’t do this with your Aleve, as it can seriously mess with you and your tummy! Trust me the on the highest dose my pain doctor had me on I did get a lot of side effects, a churning tummy, bloating, burping, indigestion, constipation etc.

As you can guess, I am so relieved that I don’t have to deal with the Aleve and deal with the side effects of it any longer! I am absolutely hooked on the Nutraviva Turmeric Supplement, and not in a bad way! Lol I am hooked because it has helped my Arthritis and that this is a Natural product (which always makes me smile). This doesn’t totally help my chronic pain from Fibromyalgia, pinched nerves, arthritis and Lupus SLE, nor does it help 100% with my husband’s pain from his Fibromyalgia, injured back, arthritis and nerve pain… but every little bit helps! If you are like my husband and me, you understand that even a slight improvement (without noticeable side effects) makes a difference in your daily life and comfort level.

Thank you so much to Nutraviva for the wonderful product, I have now replaced Aleve with your wonderful supplement! You helped me get off from something with terrible side effects and into Premium Natural Turmeric Supplement. which is a help for me and now my husband too! 🙂

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.

Welcome to Honestly Mariah Grand Opening Month & Redirect from the old blog

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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).

80's style workout on the balls, looks like they swallowed their bubble gum
Your Mother was right, this is what happens when you swallow your bubble gum!

Love and hugs,

Mariah

 

Cheap way to buy some Diet Supplements – plus a Discount with my Code

Get the Creative Bioscience Diet Supplements Cheaper then at the company website.

Are you having problems with you New Years resolution to lose weight? This will help you, I am pretty sure of it as I used some of their products myself (Diet 1234 and Raspberry Ketone).

Diet supplement diet 1234 that I reviewedHi there friends, you may recall all my former posts on my 90 days of Creative Bioscience Diet 1234: if you wish to see them CLICK HERE. I have noticed at the LifeFit store they now recommend the Diet 1234 (that I tried and lost some weight on even though it was through the holiday season) for keeping you weight loss off, not for losing weight, yet it works (worked) for me with weight loss. I am going to try this product, mentioned in this quote (below) from the Creative Bioscience Website:

A Famous TV Dr. (name left out by blog owner since she understands this Dr. doesn’t want to be named and has law suits against some places that use his name…but I believe the name can be found on the Creative Bioscience Website)”…endorses all the ingredients found in our supplements and each supplement contains the….” (name removed by blog owner again) “…recommended amount. The Complete 30 Day Diet Kit is an all in one supplement that contains the recommended amount of each ingredient in 1 supplement .” ~Creative Bioscience Website quote

I have a code for you to save on any purchases, do not purchase through Creative Bioscience though, they are expensive compared to the Lifefit Store (you can check them out and compare to the store I recommend). You will save more if you go to the LifeFit Store.

Creative Bioscience Green Coffee Bean Diet Pill bottle and boxSave an additional 15% on any Creative Bioscience Products at the LifeFit Store!

I am not an affiliate of them BTW, I just have used one of their products and have faith in them, enough faith that I feel I can recommend them to anyone who asks about dieting supplements or help. I just wanted to share this with you all since they did offer my readers a discount. 

When you use the special coupon code for my readers, you will save an additional 15% off their already cheap prices at the Life Fit Store, (remember this is ONLY on the Creative Bioscience products):

Special Code and Link:

  Code: Mariah

Link: CLICK HERE for the Creative Bioscience Products List at the LifeFit Store

Please note the above link is to the Creative Bioscience Products they sell online (below is special instructions for ordering HCG by Creative Bioscience)

hCG Drops bottle with dropper and the box it comes in

HCG – the popular diet trend (special instructions to order):

If you wish to purchase the hCG for your diet, and receive your discount, they don’t offer it online, but you can purchase it by calling the Life Fit Store at 801-692-3242 and order it over the phone (this one is not sold online at this time…. remember to use the Code: Mariah on the phone as well!  There are also new hormone free hCG formulas sold from Creative Bioscience, the LifeFit Store may carry these as well, by phone.

Love and hugs,

Mariah