Show Your Spirit with Spirit Lockets

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Capture the fun of any season with Spirit Lockets. If you or someone in your house  loves fun charms and lovely lockets, you really have to check out Spirit Lockets. They offer a huge selection of lockets and charms as well as BOHO Bracelets at very reasonable prices.

For this review I was sent a locket with fun charms for with a Holiday theme. Isn’t is cute? The locket is silver with crystals. The front and back are glass. The metal is made of solid jewelry grade stainless steel which will not tarnish, rust or corrode. It is also hypoallergenic which is easy on the skin. Those of you who have skin allergies will be able to appreciate this. When you receive your locket, it comes to you empty and you piece it together with whatever charms and background that you choose. These are very customizable.

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The charms and background which can be purchased separately are removable and interchangeable to suit your mood, show your love of a team, a holiday or a loved one. The locket features a magnetic closure to keep your charms on the inside.

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A soft bag for storage can also be added to your order for $1.50 extra. It’s really nice to have to keep the items together and in a protected environment. I really love this locket. I think it’s adorable and I can tell that it’s great quality and made to last as well. I definitely recommend it.

Buy it: Head over to Spirit Lockets and have a look around. I am sure you will find something that you’ll love. Spirit Lockets also make great gifts. As a bonus, you can get 15% off your entire order with code sweetdeals4moms.

Join the affiliate program: If you would like to earn 35% of any Spirit Lockets transaction made by friends or families, then the affiliate program is right for you. Go here for more information about the program.

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Disclosure: I received free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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Fight Off Acne Naturally with Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Burt’s Bees in collaboration with Datarank & Walmart. All opinions stated are my own.

If there’s one thing that’s worse than teenage acne, it’s adult acne. Ok, well maybe it’s not worse, but I could sure live without it. Let me not exaggerate; I don’t get full on breakouts like I used to, but I do get the painful BIG red bump that usually decides to emerge at the worst possible times and it seems to take forever to heal. Do you ever get those? Tell me I’m not the only one.

Having said that, I am older (and wiser) than I was as a teenager and I have learned a few things when it comes to dealing with acne. It’s really pretty simple. I like to treat it as naturally as possible. I do use store bought products, but I specifically like to use Burt’s Bees which contains natural ingredients. By the way, did you know it’s their 30th anniversary?

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While I don’t have frequent acne, I know it’s inevitable and I like to be prepared, so I headed over to Walmart to pick up a Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick. Check out the HUGE assortment of Burt’s Bees products that are available. I could only capture some of the products with the camera on my phone. There were more. I could seriously stand there just looking at everything for a good 30 minutes. I may or may not have actually done that on the day I took this photo.

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I really like this product. It comes in a pretty little glass bottle with all the natural ingredients listed right on there. Lets see, there’s SD Alcohol (from yellow corn), calendula flower oil, borage seed oil, yarrow oil, parsley seed extract, willow bark extract, lemon oil, tea tree oil as well as a few other oils. This is really easy to apply as it has a little roll on applicator. Simply apply as needed. It smells very natural as the tea tree oils and other ingredients are fragrant, but the smell is not overwhelming. I can actually feel this product working which I can’t say about some of the other less natural products I have tried.

Buy it: If you are in need of ANY natural beauty products, be sure to head over to your local Walmart to check out their selection of Burt’s Bees products.

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Curtain & Bath Outlet 3 piece Curtain Set Review & Giveaway (Ends 10/26)

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I’m one of those people that likes my home to have that “put together” look, but I’m not always diligent in making it happen. For example, we have owned our home for about 4 years and yet, some of our windows are still kind of bare. Gasp!

I am sure you know that I am frugal and you also are probably aware that window treatments can get spendy. I think that combination of things has is the main reason for my lack of window treatments. Well, I think I have just found a good solution to that dilemma: Curtain & Bath Outlet. They offer a large assortment of window treatments, bedding, bath items and more at affordable prices. I am so glad for that.

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Curtain & Bath Outlet so kindly sent me their Boxwood Lined Woven 3 piece Curtain Set for this review.  It is available in three colors (brick marine & sand). I chose the sand color because it’s very neutral and the color would fit in with any of my rooms. I really liked that there was  a choice of sizes on this set. I chose the 63″ length because our windows are good sized.

My daughter really wanted me to put these up in her bedroom, so that’s what I did. Like I mentioned before, our windows are rather big and wide, so these don’t look quite like they do in the stock photo. There is an extra straight lined valance available on their site if I ever decide that I wanted to add it on to make it look more “scrunched” at the top, but I really don’t think it’s necessary. I think they are super cute in her room as is. As I was putting them up, I could tell that these curtains are durable and will last. They are machine washable too so I should be able to maintain them easily.

Buy it: Could you use some window treatments at budget prices? If so, head on over to the Curtain & Bath Outlet to shop. Exclusive Discount – Through 11/30/14, save 10% off your order with code sweetdeal10.

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No Leaks with Evenflo Triple-Flo Tumblers

When my kids were smaller I remember the daily battle that was the leaky tippy cup. I found many a wet mess in random places where baby had been due to cups that weren’t supposed to leak, but somehow they did. It was definitely maddening. While my kids are out of the tippy cup stage, I was happy to learn that Evenflo came up with a non-leaking cup: Evenflo Triple-Flo Tumblers.

Not only do these cups not leak, but they also feature an adjustable valve that grows with your child. As you can see, there is a silicone insert, which goes into the lid that has three different flow rates which allows you to control the amount of liquid your child receives. The valve also has a “close-off” position designed for leak free, on-the-go use. Thank goodness!

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Here is my 5 year old holding not one, but two of these cups, full of water, upside down. I had them on the “close-off” position and there was nothing coming out of them.

I love the fun animal prints, don’t you? These cups also feature an ergonomic spout is great for little mouths and the concave lid is just right for little noses. Not to mention that the 10oz size is perfect for little hands.

Buy it: You can get the BPA-free Evenflo Triple Flo Tumbler at WalMart in four colors: pink, lavender, orange, and blue.

Disclosure: I received free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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Crest Sensi-Stop Strips Follow Up: Cold Treats One Month Later #SensiStopStrips @SheSpeaksUp @Walmart @Crest

You may remember about a month ago, I posted about Crest Sensi-Stop Strips which help with pesky tooth sensitivity. I just wanted to give you an update to let you know how things are going a few weeks in. My teeth are particularly sensitive to cold and the strips have really helped.

I admit, I was a bit skeptical at first because these are just teeny little strips that you put on your gum and tooth, once a month. It almost sounds crazy, but it works! I am now able to enjoy my ice cold drinks without a straw, whenever I want. I still wouldn’t bite straight into a popsicle because it gives me the chills to think about it, but I do love my cold drinks and am happy to enjoy them pain free.

For those of you who missed my earlier post, here is what you need to know about Crest Sensi Stop Strips:

Crest Sensi-Stop Strips use a new breakthrough technology to provide you with tooth sensitivity relief in the form of a strip, not a paste. The strips are easy to place, and there’s no measuring or guesswork required. Using one Crest Sensi-Stop Strip for just ten minutes can lead to up to one whole month of protection.

How to Use Crest Sensi-Stop Strips:

Up to one month of protection in 3 easy steps:

  • Step 1: Find It: Identify exactly where you feel the “zing”
  • Step 2: Stick It: Place 50% of the strip over the gum and 50% over the tooth
  • Step 3: Relieve It: In 10 minutes remove the strip. Relief lasts up to 1 month

Buy it: Experience new Crest Sensi-Stop Strip in the oral care aisle at your local Walmart or at

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Crest.

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Give the Gift of GoPro Hero @BestBuy #GoProatBestBuy

I’m not sure how it has happened so fast, but October is flying by and it’s getting closer to the time of year when we all start thinking about the Holidays and what gifts we are going to get for everyone on our list. Best Buy is always on my list of places to shop at when it comes to finding the best tech gifts as
Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories.

GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life. I could totally picture my husband and kids having a blast with a GoPro camera.

Things you should know about the GoPro series:

·         GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.

·         GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.

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·         GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world.

The new GoPro  features a 12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates. That means you can capture more memories.

Buy it: Learn more at or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person.

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

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The Bouqs: Perfect for Any Occasion #BOUQLOVE

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When it comes to gift giving to a lady, I believe that flowers are almost always appropriate. I mean, what woman doesn’t love a beautiful lovely smelling bouquet of flowers? Men, pay attention: You get bonus points for buying flowers when there’s no particular occasion, just FYI.

Bouqs is an awesome online flower shop where you can order South American flowers picked from the side of an active volcano which are cut to order. These volcano stems are delivered from the equator, 10,000 feet above sea level, which means they get an amazing amount of sun. And they offer free shipping too. No kidding. You can place your order in advance, which is not only super convenient, but you can also get up to 25% off by doing it this way.

For this review I was able to choose some lovely flowers from the Bouqs site. It was hard to choose, but I finally decided on the Desperado bouquet, which is a beautiful combination of Pink Roses with Purple Dianthus or similar accent flowers. The flowers arrived right on schedule and were just lovely.

Here is my bouquet all set up in my vase for me to enjoy for several days. Beautiful.

Buy it: The next time you need to order flowers, be sure to remember Bouqs. The flowers are fresh and lovely, the prices are reasonable and shipping is free! What’s not to love? Click here to shop.

Disclosure: I received free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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Dessert Bullet Review


Disclosure: I received a free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

I know it’s October, but the weather here in Oregon doesn’t seem to know that. We keep having summer like weather with 80 degree days. We’re still in cold treat mode and are loving our Dessert Bullet. Have you heard of the Desert Bullet yet? It’s a great product that you can use to make your own healthy frozen desserts.

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My family loves ice cream, and while it’s tasty, I know that it isn’t very healthy and it’s full of sugar, plus you can’t always know for sure what ingredients are in it, such as preservatives for example. The Dessert Bullet makes it so easy to take simple, healthy fruit and make a tasty soft serve like dessert in about 10 seconds. All you do is pop some frozen fruit in the top, push the button to on, push down on the fruit using the attachment and watch it come out. You can choose which kind of spout you like to use. My kids happen to prefer the star shape. I like that it doesn’t take much fruit to get a full bowl.

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Here is a dessert that I made out of frozen strawberries and nectarines. Just 2 ingredients. That’s it. Bananas is another favorite. The texture of it comes out really nice. The kids eat it all without complaining. The bullet also includes a recipe book to help you if you need ideas.

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Once you are done, it is so simple to clean up. The parts come apart very easy and can be rinsed down in a snap. Then it’s time to dry and reassemble. Easy peasy.

The Dessert Bullet is perfect for those of you who are on dairy free, gluten free, raw, low fat, low sugar, etc. diets. I love that we can have dessert every night now without the guilt.

Buy it: Want to have dessert without the guilt too? Get a Dessert Bullet! Get yours here.

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