Saturday, August 31, 2013

Kidz Gear Headphones Giveaway!!!!

Finally, some headphones that take into mind the sensitivity of your child's hearing. With cool colors that will help them rise up and stand out among their friends. Check out our review HERE.  Kidz Gear is specifically designed with your child's best interest at heart and now they want to give one lucky winner, a pair of these headphones. 

How cool are these? I know my kids will love the bright colors and who wouldn't?

They come in your choice of 5 awesome colors, sure to fit any child's interest. These headphones are geared for children 2 and up. They are light weight, fully adjustable and very comfortable for your children, no matter the ages. 

Our kids loved them and so will yours. Can't you see by the look on thier faces how excited they are to use this product! :)

Enter below for your chance to win a pair in your color of choice. 
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Friday, August 30, 2013

Fav Cookbooks!

I love to cook and I will tell you of a couple cookbooks that I can't live without.  When I was diagnosed almost 2 years ago with Lupus and Celiac disease, I had to rethink my eating. I had to learn to be GLUTEN FREE!!!!   Let me tell you as an Italian, I grew up with all kinds of breads and pastas. I can cook just about anything. However, when I was faced with not being able to eat gluten that threw a huge wrench into my way of cooking.  You would be surprised where manufactures hide gluten in everyday items.

So I purchased a few cookbooks.

This book has been a godsend!  It explains how to eat gluten free and how to understand the diet. It also has recipies for not just main courses, but breakfast, appetizers, soups, desserts, meat , poultry, vegatarian dishes, asian dishes pastas, cakes, souffles, and so much  more all in one book....Not only a great recipie book, but its a complete recipie book you can use everyday!  This was one of the best purchases I made!

Love to Bake? Can't come close to regular baking results on a Gluten Free diet? This is the book for you!  It explains how to make some mouth watering baked goods that taste amazing and dont leave a bad taste in your mouth afterwards some some prepackaged GF mixes can.  This book doesnt focus as much on main dishes, it does focus on all baked goods, breads, pizzas, cakes, cookies and the like,  all the same its a good one for learning the process for making great GF homemade items.  IT will also save you money when you make your own flour vs buying store bought packaged flour!

This book is much smaller in terms of content, but just as awesome, it tells what the different GF grains are, it also helps you to make your own pasta from scratch.  The desserts and main dishes in here are awesome.  It even gives you recipies for GF ice cream waffle cones. A must try for sure.  Very very yummy.

So If you are starting on your own GF journey whether its for your own private wants, or you need to for your medical issues, i highly recommend these as staple cookbooks in your home. They will help make this GF nightmare more tolerable and fun as you explore tastey options for your newfound diet and pallet.

I hope you enjoy my review and check out the books above they are amazing!  The opinions in this review are my own and I was not compensated for writing this review. I wanted to share with you these amazing books to make your life a lil easier!

Enter to win Robbie Ball!!!

Robby Wash
I was given the opportunity to review the Robbie Wash Ball by Oransi. I love to try alternatives to products that don't have a bunch of chemicals. Here are 11 benefits of the Robbie Wash.
1. Save money: it's hard enough to carry all those boxes of laundry detergents much less pay a premium for them that's why we make it affordable for you. Standard laundry detergents can cost you up to $1 per load whereas the highly efficient robby laundry ball is less than $0.25 per load.
2. Simple. Just throw it in the washing machine. Anyone can now do the laundry! Works in both front and top load washing machines. 3. Targeted cleaning. Use the fuschia ball for low temperature loads (32-90ºF) and the blue washing ball for high temperatures (32-180ºF). Maintains softness in your laundry while removing odors and stains. 4. Hypoallergenic. Since you are not using cups of laundry detergent your laundry is cleaned in a manner that is much easier on your skin while at the same time giving you the performance you expect in a highly efficient laundry cleaner. 5. Baby safe laundry solution. Formulated to being gentle on your child's clothes but strong enough to remove the stains. 6. Free stain stick included with each washing ball purchase. 7. Fresh scent. Your clothes will have a very light fresh scent for a feeling of freshness. 8. High efficiency laundry. Each Robby Wash ball pack will clean on average for 12 months. This includes three refill packets of macromolecules. If you have an over-sized washing machine, we recommend using two washing balls. 9. Helps the environment. Just look at what you are not dumping down the pipes (10 ounce ball = 75+ pounds of laundry detergent)! 10. Economical refills. Simply open the tab on the ball to refill with the macro molecule pellets when they are less than 75% full. This keeps you from having to throw away the ball. Each ball should last for 2-3 years. 11. Safety. Designed in France to meet the strict compliance requirements of the Europe and contains no phosphates or chlorine. The Robby Wash ball has received safety certifications from REACH, RoHS. Each ball is made of durable ABS materials.
I really liked this product. The laundry came out clean and smelled clean. You just don't have that overly fragrant smell from standard laundry soaps. I feel sometimes they are way too strong.
I like that I can just throw this into the washer and be done. This comes with a free stain stick and 3 extra set of the molecules. The company says that 1 set lasts for a year. So you actually get to use this product for 3 years. Each set of molecules lasts for 12 months.
I give this product a: 5
Enter below for your chance to win your own Robbie Wash Ball.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Been a Busy Busy week!

Hello everyone!  My rings have been a big hit this week! If you haven't seen them yet, you should really go check out my facebook fanpage for Jtcreationz!  I have been taking custom requests and creating like mad and its been a lot of fun!  I am playing with wire wrapping pendants also.  It is new for me but even that being said; what isn't fun about learning new ideas?

I enjoy trying new styles of design and I love to have feedback. I created a survey from SurveyMonkey to see what my fans preferences in jewely styles are.  Check it out and leave me some feedback. Some of the new pieces this week are shown below. For full info check out them on my page.


Please let me know what you think. I love hearing back from people and getting feedback on things you would like to see soon!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Passing the time with Polish Giveaway!!!!!

Hey all Rubyblood here spreading the joy of polish! I love nail polish just ask all my friends or check out my blog: Life of a Mad Typer  and you will see my addiction goes far and wide. I have spend the last month or so looking for polish deals so that I could sponsor this lovely giveaway and many more coming soon out of my own pocket. I hope you love nail polish as much as me (if not what are you doing on this giveaway, go check out all the others we have running!)

So while the sun is beating down on us pass the time with polish!

Have a Blast with Polish!!!
The Prize Pack includes:
Nicole by OPI:
Have a Heart 
Show you Care
Stolen Kisses
It's Possible
OPI Black Satin
Very Fancy Tshirt from the Fancy 

Friday, August 23, 2013

New items from my Jewelry Store JTCreationz

Today I got a ring mandrel. If you havent seen one before they are used to size rings, or in my case create them.

I made 3 today to test it out and learn some new techniques in jewelry making.

Silvertone Copper wite and is a size 6 with a blue stone as the centerpiece. I was going for a eyeball look
This next one is peridot colored stones on copper wire and is bright and shiney and size 9. This was my first attempt at a wire wrapped ring so please be kind.

 The 3rd one is silver tone copper wire and a size 4.  I used a green stone bead as the center and its a very simple ring. I am still learning but these are my first attempts.

Feedback is welcomed and appreciated. What are common sizes? What colors would you like to see? Please join me in JTCREATIONZ for more new items!!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Polish My Life!!!! Grand Opening!

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To celebrate she is having a sale August 16 - September 6
Use PROMO CODE - "Sweet10" to get 10% off your purchase!
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She created Polish MyLife because her love of nail polish; it is her "happy place." She loves providing quality, hand-crafted boutique nail polish to nail polish lovers.
Each is bottle 15ml in size and contains 2-3 stainless steel mixing balls. It's recommended that you use a base coat and a quick drying top coat. Also, allowing a little drying time between coats will maximize results. Roll and shake well before using!

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Mom update

With everything that happened over the last 3 weeks with mom in the hospital we finally have some answers.  She started out with a skinbreak from bumping her wheelchair that the facility did not keep good eyes on nor did they let me know about it til it was about to the point of no return. She had her leg amputated in a 2 part procedure and is doing well. After the 2nd part of the amputation she must have had a mini stroke which rendered her unable to speak for several days. Now that they know that, they are also treating her for siezures since they see signs of it as well. That being said she can now speak more and is doing much better but is still being treated for C-dif and now has a UTI. But aside from that shes doing much better.  Its a long road to recovery for her, and she will be going to a new facility. I am taking legal action on the origional facility due to the neglegence and also to the drs that claimed her foot was fine. If it was so fine why is no longer on her body?  So yes legal action it is.  But that is the update/rant of the day from me.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Catch-A-Poop Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Sponsored by Catch-A-Poop

Catch-A-Poop is a new way to make your pet clean up a lot easier and a whole lot cleaner! Dog waste contaminates the ground and becomes a means of passing intestinal parasites and infections to dogs and to people. That is just one of the many reasons why it is important to properly clean up after your dog. While there are various methods, there is now a new device available that will eliminate all those reasons why everyone runs in the other direction to complete this task. Catch-A-Poop is a new innovative hands-free way to clean up after your dog. This environmentally friendly device comes with bio-degradable bags that will automatically seal ready for disposal with no messy clean-up. No mess is left on the sidewalks and it keeps your dogs away from all of those nasty germs. Another great feature is the adjustable pole. Anyone that has back issues, an elderly person, or just someone that just wants to stay clear of their pooches poop, this is a great device for them.
Visit Pea of Sweetness to read her full Catch-A-Poop review.
About the prize: One lucky winner will receive a Catch-A-Poop with bags
About the giveaway: This giveaway begins on 8/19 and ends on 9/2 at 11:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may be different than yours. The Joly Life is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Gold Canyon Candle Giveaway !

Welcome to the Gold Canyon Candle Giveaway 192
Sponsored by: Gold Canyon Candles
If you haven't tried a Gold Canyon candle yet you are missing out! These candles smell GREAT! Mommy Lesson Plans had the privilege of doing a review on the Support Our Troops (Titanium) scent and OMG it was the best! You can read the review here.
Gold Canyon’s rich fragrant candles began in the kitchen of Curt & Karen Waisath in Gilbert, AZ. Karen wanted to earn money while staying home with her children. Disappointed with the poorly fragranced, uneven burn of common candles, Karen saw an opportunity to create the perfect candle. In 1997, she did it. The first fragrance ever created that met Curt & Karen’s high standards was Fresh Orange, which is still available today. Gold Canyon quickly found a loyal and passionate following of people who not only loved their scented candles, but wanted the same opportunity and flexibility that Karen did. In just one year, Gold Canyon grew from one candle to over 26 scented candles in four different sizes.
Today, Gold Canyon has thousands of Independent Fragrance Consultants across North America who have fulfilled their dream thanks to the opportunity provided by Curt and Karen. Both Curt and Karen are still very active in the business. Curt is currently President and CEO, while Karen still carefully approves each scented candle and new product to ensure Gold Canyon delivers on its brand promise as “The World’s Finest”®.
Gold Canyon not only allowed Mommy Lesson Plans to experience their wonderful candles they are also giving one of our readers the opportunity as well! 
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Please us the Giveaway Tools for below to claim your entries. ALL entries are optional and this giveaway is in no way associated with or sponsored by any social media network. Open to US residents 18+.

Gluten Free- Guilt Free Banana-Choc-chip and walnut oatmeal cookies

So why are these cookies so dang good?  Why are they guilt free?  Oh and tastey, yes they really are!!!

Can't be true can it?  Well these cookies have NO flour, sugar, or salt, or butter in them, and yet dissapear just as fast as if they did.    So want the scoop?  OK I will give you my recipie but make sure you link back to me please :)  Thank you ever so much!!!!!

Tiff Joly's Easy Gluten Free- Guilt Free Banana-Choc-chip and walnut oatmeal cookies

What you need :

Several Overripe Bananas ( I used an entire bunch cause I make lots and keep them for later)
Instant Quick Oats (any brand works)
Chocolate Chips (one bag for a huge batch, half bag for smaller batches)
Walnuts - or any other nut for adding to cookies.
2 Eggs - (optional)
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat Oven to 350 F

The Measurements dont have to be exact either.  One cup bananas to about 1/2Cup Oats.
  So you can really play around with this recipie and add things to it.  Remember bananas act as your wet ingredients so you want to mash them really well, add oats and vanilla (eggs also if you add them go in now) till you get a sticky and what looks a bit dry oat/banana batter. Let sit a few moments.

One cup bananas to about 1/2Cup Oats.

Once the batter has rested and gets the wet texture to it you can add in your chocolate chips, or nuts and any other items you want in your cookies.  If the batter seems more dry after adding extras, you can add eggs as a binder. You dont have to have them in there. You could easily add an extra banana as well.  I add eggs to help keep the form on the cookies.  Pure preference :)

Another note - if you are used to making oatmeal cowboy cookies and how they expand, this recipie does NOT do this. So if you want thinner cookies use a fork like in peanut butter cookies to form them a lil better, or you can make them into balls and they hold thier shape too (this is great if you like doing chocolate coated cookie balls)

They take about 10-15 mins to cook, just keep an eye on them once they get a light brown color they are done.  Let them cool and they are a chewy soft cookie that tastes very similar to banana bread with chocolate.

Enjoy your guilt free cookies.  Just as with any sweets don't go overboard and enjoy them but who can resist LOL.  If you need any help with this recipie just comment below. I tried to give you options and ideas but you can change it up with your favorite ingredients. This is for fun and healthy sweets.

Join me on facebook with more recipies at Heart and soul Team Tiffany for more recipies I share daily. These come from all over. The recipie above is my own.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Jtcreationz is going to be starting a Birthstone Jewelry design each month featuring that months stones or colors. Keep an eye out as its getting hot!  Jtcreationz is my own design and I have a great time making quality jewelry for you all.  I have had a review done of my jewelry also so if you want to know more come read it at....

Southern Belles Bonafide Reviews

Check out thier other reviews as well. Here is some of the newest creationz I have come up with this month.

Want to see more? Come check out JTCREATIONZ

Programs I highly recommend.

I have been working on computers for a very long time and there are many really awesome programs out there that can help keep your computer clean and virus free. One of my favorites is called

CLEANUP.EXE You can download it here . Its a great program and it gets rid of cookies and lots of temp files that the normal program built into your operating systems do not always catch. It sounds like a toilet and it works super fast. I highly recommend it and use it whenever I am working on computers remotely or otherwise.

Another great one if you need help and your techie friend lives far away and cant help you....or can they?  I use Teamviewer to remote into my friends computers to help fix what ails them. It allows  a secure remote connection that resets the password everytime the program is started fresh.  It allows the remote user (your friend helping you) to access the computer as if they are sitting at it at your home, allowing them to get into files that need removing, software uninstallation, installation of new things, and cleanup. Basically whatever they need at their fingertips....only downside you must be online for it to work so if you have a crashed computer with no internet access this will not work for you. If this sounds interesting check it out here.

I also recommend AVG FREE antivirus software as it doesnt bog down older systems and it is very secure. It is FREE another added bonus!  I use it on all my personal computers and everything is nice and clean. But I also make sure I keep up with my computer and am careful about what I install and who uses my systems.  However, its a great way to keep up to date with antivirus definitions for free!  So if you need antivirus software and cant afford a full version AVG FREE is the one for you. You can download that here.

These are just some of the free helpful softwares available online that help you out. I will share more as my blog grows. I can't give you all my secrets can I?  LOL

This blog is in now way recieving compensation for anything stated above. These are the bloggers sole opinions based on her experiences with said products.

Another Mom Update

Moms back in ICU with a pick line.  They are comparing her scans from last year to now to see what brain changes she has had via CT/MRI. Please pray as its like for every step forward shes taking 3 back.


OMG Nails

I am sharing this for a fellow blogger. She had the great opportunity to use this product and this is what she has to say about it!  Check it out!

   Are you addcited to nail polish and all things nails? I know I am. I love nail polish. The more unique the better. I was very excited to try these nail polish strips from has one simple goal, bringing the latest styles and trends in nail art and making them into an easy to apply nail strip. Inspired by larger companies that charge customers $8-$20 per set and have a limited selection of designs, the creators of OMG Nail Polish Strips decided to create an affordable alternative to expensive these nail polish strips. In addition to creating a higher quality product at a lower price we are also constantly updating our inventory and designs to meet the latest styles and trends in nail fashion. They have a lot of designs to choose from. You can see them here. I'm sure you can find something you love no matter what you are looking for. For my review I received the Purple Crackle Nail Polish Strips. purple speckle-500x500   I personally feel that these nail strips work best on longer nails. As you can see from the pictures below my nails are VERY short. Short Nails   Since my nails are so short, I did not like the way the strips looked on my nails so I only did two. **NOTE** This is in no way shape or form saying I didn't like the product. I loved it, just a personal preference I wished my nails were longer. **NOTE** with stripsThe instructions at first seem a bit complicated and time consuming. In reality they are very simple and take no time at all to apply. Here are the directions. Don't forget to check them out on facebook. They have a giveaway monthly. They are also on instagram:Instagram @omgnailstrips #omgnailstrips They are currently offering a 4 for $20 promotion with coupon code “4pack” and 10 for $45 with the coupon code “10pack”. I was given the amazing opportunity to give away a 2 strips of your choice to 2 winners!!! How amazing is that!? Entry-Form

This blog is in no way responsible for the mailing of this prize. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Review Sally Hanson Magnetic Nail polish

OMG! I think I have a new fav when it comes to nail polish!  The magnetic nail polish from Sally Hansen is pretty awesome alone but when you add the magnet to it....the results are stunning! I love the effect you get and I have a few colors. What is currently on my nails is called 901 Golden Conduct! Do you see the shiney half moons? That's the effect that the magnet gets. And they have extra magnets you can purchase to make different magnetic designs as well!!! Isnt that fun!

I have another color as well 902 Polar Purple. That is the one on the right! it has a gorgeous grape jelly with a mix of silver in it that I really love!

If you are looking for a Nailpolish that really makes a statement you should totally try these!

They have other colors you can view them here

If you love Sally Hansen Products tell me what you think of these and leave me a comment below!

You can view other items from Sally Hansen at

The blog recieved no compensation for this review. The veiws here are expressed soley on the bloggers experiences.