Posted on Jan 25, 2015 | 0 comments
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If you want to express your love for standout style this Valentine’s Day check out ModCloth’s Sweetheart Shop and find your perfect match! From heart-printed pieces to charming trinkets and treats, the Sweetheart Shop is filled to the brim with gifts and garb you’ll adore. Don’t let these hard-to-find pieces be the ones that got away! Here are a few of my favorite picks below!
What I love about Modcloth is the unique gift ideas they have for all the holidays. This heart baking measuring set is just perfect for if you have a Valentine that loves to bake, and this super cute “I’m in Spatu-Love” heart spatula to make your gift complete.
Retro is in, and this Rosie set is so stylish, and I love this combo in RED! They make the perfect set, and I have no doubt that they will put a smile on your vintage loving sweethearts face.
This is just a sampling of all the unique, vintage, and trendy gifts, clothes, and accessories that are available in Modcloths’s Sweetheart Shop, so head on over and see for yourself what other ideas you may like. Happy Valentines Day!
Posted on Jan 18, 2015 | 0 comments
The last two weeks I’ve shared some luxury, sweets, and DIY Valentines Day gift ideas, but now it’s time to bring on the jewelry savings! So, get ready to see some eye-catching bling for CHEAP, and there’s something for the divas, dudes, and kiddies too! Remember to watch the shipping deadlines & some of these gems are on clearance, so if you don’t buy you can kiss them goodbye! I hope you liked that little ditty….
Sometimes the design of the ring with a little added bling is all you need. This X Marks ring is cleverly intertwined with two-tone sterling silver & 14K gold vermeil. It is priced at only $60 from Blingjewelry.com
Ladies love simple, smooth, unique designs, especially when it comes to their necklaces. This sterling silver XO necklace is perfect for all ages and at the $20 price it can’t be beat. BlingJewelry.com
This custom engraved heart pendent is just simply cool. I love that it could be a picture of you and your better half, your kids, or heck let’s go for the dog or kitty. LOL It’s available at PicturesOnGold.com for around $50. Super Gift!!
Also, if you are really into charm bracelets, like I am, you can get this fabulous sterling silver beauty below for $199. I know it seems pricey, but it’s sterling silver with all the charms ready to go. LOVE this bracelet and so will you lady Valentine.
If you can’t afford the bracelet above there is another way to get a really cool Valentines Day bracelets for just about anyone. Just head over to Pugster.com. They are running a huge Valentines Day promotion and you can basically build your own bracelet with charms that start as low as 1 penny. Now….how cool is that?
And finally, the Red Hot Heart earrings, and pretty Sterling Silver “Love” script ring is from one of my favorite online jewelers Emitations.com. They have a variety of Valentines Day jewelry & sales going on for the month of February, and they have an awesome selection of prom and wedding accessories.
Just so ya know, that some of the links above are my referral links, which means I may get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you of course. Thank you for your support, and I hope you enjoyed looking at some of my super Valentines Day jewelry finds & savings.
Posted on Jan 11, 2015 | 0 comments
It’s official….I’m in my middle forties, and I can’t lose one pound without paying close attention to how much I eat, and at least 30-45 minutes of exercise at least five days a week. What a bummer it is to get old, but at least today we have access to super food tracking apps, books, fitness gadgets, and online communities for encouragement. So, over the next couple of posts I thought that I would share some of the ways that I keep my forty-year old self in reality, and first up is how I track my daily calories, carbs, and fiber. Check it out below!
My Fitness Pal
In the olden days, most of us had to write in a daily food journal of what we ate for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. You also had to get a food calorie counter book, and search for your foods calories, carbs, fats, or sugar counts, something like the following book below:
The Calorie King is a super book, for those of you who like to have an actual “book” in your hands, and want to write everything down. But, for me personally this method would maybe last about a week, because it takes way too long, and I just don’t have the patience. So, my absolute favorite way to track my daily intake of calories, carbs, and fiber is with MyFitnessPal app.
I have had this FREE app for a couple of years now, and what I like is that it’s user-friendly, fast, and I can customize the foods that I eat. For instance, if I only have 8 almonds for a snack, I can record that exactly amount. (I’m one of those people who really wants to know how many calories & carbs are in a single Hershey’s kiss)……just saying. Some of the other apps that I have used will not let you break down your food calorie counts like this. Also, it’s very rare that I don’t find a certain food in MyFitnessPayl’s extensive data base, which a huge plus. And finally, it’s so darn smart that it remembers the foods that I eat on a regular basis, so I don’t really have to enter them again. I just click on in the tab that says, “frequent” and see my faves and click away. DONE!
I really think that it’s important to track what your eating every once in a while, because many times we are eating way too much and that’s where the weight gain comes in. I’ve been trying my best to teach this to my teenagers, because they are used to eating what ever they want, and we all know that has to change as we grow older. Again….what a bummer. Next post is all about how I combine MyFitnessPal with my FitBit fitness tracker, cause I got to move it, move it.
Disclosure: Just so ya know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission if you decide to buy. As always, I thank you for stopping by and spending time with me, and I hope that your New You is well on its way.
Posted on Dec 27, 2014 | 0 comments
I know that we are in the full swing of the Christmas season, but that doesn’t mean that we have to wait until New Years Day to start getting fit. There are some really great deals going on exercise equipment, blenders, DVD, and video games. So, if you have a fitness buff to buy for, or maybe you want to buy a little something healthy for yourself this Christmas, take advantage of these super prices below!
I own it, I love it, and my hubby stole it….LOL I could go on & on about the power of this little blender, mixer, shake-making little guy! It’s the perfect gift for anyone whose always on the go, but wants to keep their lifestyle healthy. $89-$100 shipped with Amazon Prime.
Everybody needs some “Beats” when their working out! Beats by Dr. Dre still continue to be extremely popular with the tweens, teens, and adults.
I have tried many DVD exercise programs, but my all-time favorite is Zumba. I love how the Zumba teachers give you detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to learn a particular dance style, such as the Samba. It’s perfect for every fitness level, and I promise that you will like shaking those macaca toning sticks! $75
If you bought a game system this year, then why not kick the kids out of the room and play a fitness video game for yourself? I do it all the time, and many times my daughter will join me!
I also own this awesome recumbent bike! It’s compact, rides smoothly, and holds up to 300 pounds! This exercise bike also has a wide comfortable seat, pulse monitor, and open space to work your arms out with weights if you want to! Everyone who has taken my suggestion to get this bike LOVES it! The price varies seasonally, so click on the pic and see what it’s going for on Amazon, and take advantage of Prime shipping! For goodness sakes get Amazon Prime, and take advantage of the 2-Day shipping! You can try if FREE for 30 days!
Just so ya know, that some of the links above are my referral links, which means I may get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you of course. Thank you for your support, and I hope you enjoy getting fit with any of the above suggested items!
Posted on Dec 19, 2014 | 0 comments
We’ve got one week left until the big, red-suited guy comes, and many of you are still looking for some last-minute gifts for your family, friends, or co-workers. There are some really great deals available online, and here are just a few stocking stuffer ideas that might help cross off your final gifts on your list.
Panasonic In-Ear Headphone 2-Pack
$16 and Free Two Shipping with Amazon Prime Membership – Here’s a link below to Amazon Prime, which is free for the first 30 days by the way!! I have been a member for many years and it has saved me a ton of moolah!
Try Amazon Mom for Free
I own these super headphones, and the sound quality is excellent, they fit into any device, and the price is fantastic. If you have teenagers the 2-for-1 will make the perfect sense gift! (Trust me, they will lost the first set almost immediately) LOL ($16.00)
Zippo A-Frame Hand Warmer
If you have an outdoor enthusiast who loves to hunt, ice fish, or go skiing all day, the Zippo will keep those fingers toasty. Don’t forget to get the Zippo Lighter Fluid as well. ($25 for both)
Fitbit Flex Blue Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband
I know many people including myself, who need to have a tracking system to help them stay in shape. This Fitbit wristband does the following:
Tracks steps taken, distance travelled, calories burned & active minutes
Also tracks hours slept & quality of sleep
Works with iPod, iPhone, iPad,and select Android smartphones
Syncs in real time with smartphone, PC or Mac via Bluetooth® wireless
Lets you track progress via FREE Fitbit Apple or Android Apps
It comes in a variety of colors and the price ranges from $99-$120. This is a gift I would put into my own stocking.
real Techniques Core Collection Set
Through the years I have learned that to get the desired looks you want with make-up, you must have a quality make-up brush set. But, I also know how expensive they can be, and this top-rated brush set above is perfect for anyone on your list who loves make-up, but wants a to-go brush set that will fit nicely in their purse. Super stocking stuffer price at only $12.50.
JBL Flip Portable Stereo Speaker with Wireless Bluetooth Connection
All of us today are on the go, and with bluetooth technology we can listen to our favorite playlists almost anywhere. This high ranked JBL portable stereo works with most almost any phone, and honestly, I think that wireless speakers are the gift to give this year. ($90)
I hope that some of the above stocking stuffer gift ideas above give you a head start on getting those stocking stuffed, and just so ya know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission if you decide to buy. I really appreciate your support, and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.