Monday, August 30, 2010

Whimsy Designer Bead Ring $150 Giveaway and Review (CLOSED)

Lucky Winner #99 - Kara S 

One of the hottest jewelry trends to hit the market has been the gorgeous Murano glass beads like those seen in jewelry by Pandora, Chamilia, and Trollbeads.  And now there is a new way to show off these fabulous and colorful beads in stylish settings made from reclaimed sterling silver with some styles featuring 14-Karat gold and gem-quality diamond accents.

Take a look at these striking designer rings and tell me you wouldn't love to own one!!!



Whimsy  jewelry is so unique in the way these colorful beads can be displayed. The rings are amazing and there are four different styles to choose from, each classic and elegant just like the famous ladies they are named for.

And guess what!  If rings aren't your thing, R. Craig Whitten who designed these fabulous pieces has also created a pendant and earrings to show off your favorite beads!


Match your outfit, flaunt your mood or choose your favorite color when selecting your beads, whatever strikes your fancy.  It doesn't matter which bead you select, it will look fabulous when displayed on Whimsy jewelry!

Changing your look has never been easier!  Each Whimsy design includes an easy-to-use threaded center post.


Just unscrew the jewelry's end cap, pull it out, change the bead and re screw the post into place.  Easy and secure and ready to wear! 

Whimsy sent me one of their glamorous rings with a Murano glass bead in white with shades of green and I was amazed at how many strangers commented on it.  It seemed that every time my hand was out in the open, someone was grabbing it for a closer look!  Cashiers, waitresses, friends, family and anyone else who spotted my Whimsy ring wanted to know where to get one.

You can purchase any of these dazzling Whimsy jewelry designs by visiting www.whimsyworldwide.com 

OR

You Can Enter to Win ONE of their Fabulous
 Rings with a Randomly Selected Glass Bead ($150 Value!!!!)
Right Here!

Here's How:
Mandatory for First entry/comment or all others will be deleted
Visit Whimsy and tell me which bead is your favorite

For More Chances to Win:

Follow Style on a Whim, The Whimsy Blog (entry/comment)
Join Whimsy on Facebook (entry/comment)
Follow Whimsy on Twitter (1 entry/comment)
Follow my Blog on GFC (2 entries/comments)
Grab my flashy Menopausal New Mom Button and display it on your blog (1 entry/comment)
Grab my cute Thursday Cafe Button and display it on your blog (1 entry/comment)
Subscribe to my Blog (must activate) via email (1 entry/comment)
Enter any of my other Giveaways (2 entries/comments)
Blog about this Giveaway with a link back to this post (4 entries/comments)

Be sure to leave one comment for each entry.  Giveaway begins Now and ends September 26th at 12:00 midnight EST so get those entries in!  Entrants must be 18 years or older.  Open to the USA and Canada only.  Good Luck!!

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Disclosure:  I received a Whimsy designer ring before writing my review.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the product.   I am not responsible for mailing out the prize.  The contact information of the winner will be forwarded to Whimsy once selected.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Some People Never Learn

And it turns out I'm one of them.  You'd think with the number of people who show up at our front door on a regular basis, I'd start getting up at the crack of dawn to dress in my Sunday best with full hair and make up.

It happened again the other day.  I was walking around the house in an absolute daze, about 9:00 am, hadn't even had my first cup of coffee.  The doorbell rings. Me thinking it was probably the postman with a parcel opened the door only to find staring back at me a reporter from our local TV station..... AGAIN!

Without missing a beat he goes into his well-rehearsed speech about the green space and harbor across the street from our house.  When he's finished letting me in on the latest "scoop", he wants to know if I'll go on camera and give my opinion.

The first thought that jumped into my head wasn't about the green space at all.  It was whether or not this guy needed to get his eyes checked.  Here I was with my messy bed-head hair tied back in a ponytail, not a stitch of make up on, crusty eyes and bare feet.  I wasn't even dressed yet!  I was standing there in a pair of faded black yoga pants that were hanging off my ass, I had on one of my husband's oversized t-shirts with no bra.  Trust me, braless is not a pretty sight on any woman over the age of 40!

Me, who has an opinion on just about everything, told him what I thought about the park but that there was no way I was getting in front of a camera looking like something the cat hadn't only dragged in but tortured for hours.  He looked at me with a completely straight face while telling me the biggest lie so far that day "I think you look just fine!"

"No way" I said "but if you want to come back around 12:30, I know my husband would love to tell you what he thinks and probably on camera"

Here's the proof.


That's my hubby with his back to us with the reporter in the center and the camera man on the left.

Yes, you think I'd learn but turns out it really is hard to teach an old dog new tricks!


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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday Friends & Giveaway Cafe Links!

Welcome to "Thursday's Friends & Giveaways Cafe" hosted by me and Tammy's Two Cents


The FIRST LINK is for Meeting New Friends (see the Second Link below for adding your giveaways).  Please Follow Tammy, our Guest Host and me.

A special thank you goes out to Candice of Stash Mama for being our guest host this week.



Our Second Link is for Giveaways Only!  Add your giveaway valued at $25 or More!


Giveaway links will stay active all week!  New link codes for the blog hop and giveaways hop will be available every Thursday at 12:01 AM EST on both Menopausal New Mom and Tammy's Two Cents so hope to see you then!
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Amy Cornwell Jewelry Designs Giveaway and Review!! (CLOSED)

Winner:  Gustosa

Who doesn't love a gorgeous piece of custom-created jewelry so I was delighted when Amy of Amy Cornwell Designs offered to ship a piece of her fabulous handmade jewelry to me for review.

It arrived the other day and I'm happy to say that I'm thrilled with the quality and workmanship.  A classic and tasteful piece with my first initial clearly stamped on a highly polished round charm beautifully displayed on a delicate box link chain. Perfect for any outfit or occasion and a piece I will wear often.

Amy creates her lovely designs using only the finest materials like sterling silver, gold filled, copper, gemstones, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals while offering a wide range of items like bracelets, necklaces, charms, earrings and key chains.  And you can customize your piece making these unique creations the perfect personalized gift or keepsake.

Here is just a sample of the jewelry available at her on line store

Choose one of her unique and beautiful sterling charm necklaces





Or create your own heirloom piece using her fabulous charms




You can also choose Gold Filled or Copper when creating your look



And check out these gorgeous crystal pieces



You can buy any of Amy's fabulous creations by visiting Amy Cornwell Designs

or

You can enter to win a $25 Gift Certifiate for her shop here!


Here's How To Enter for Your Chance To Win!!!!


Mandatory for First entry/comment or all others will be deleted
Visit Amy Cornwell Designs and tell me in your comment what your favorite piece is

For More Chances to Win:

Follow Amy Cornwell on Twitter (2 entries/comments)
Like Amy Cornwell Designs on Facebook (2 entries/comments)
Follow the Amy Cornwell Designs Blog (2 entries/comments)
Follow my Blog on GFC (2 entries/comments)
Grab my flashy Menopausal New Mom Button and display it on your blog (2 entries/comments)
Grab my cute Thursday's Cafe Button and display it on your blog (2 entries/comments)
Subscribe to my Blog (must activate) via email (entries/comments)
Enter any of my other Giveaways (2 entries/comments)
Blog about this Giveaway with a link back to this post (5 entries/comments)

Be sure to leave one comment for each entry.  Giveaway begins now and ends Tuesday, September 14th at 12:00 midnight EST so get those entries in!  Open Internationally!  Good Luck!!

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Disclosure:  I received an Amy Cornwell charm necklace before writing my review.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the product.   I am not responsible for mailing out the prize.  The contact information of the winner will be forwarded to Amy Cornwell Designs once selected.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday Minute

It's Monday again and we all know what that means.  Time for the Monday Minute now hosted by Heather and Melissa.  This week's guest hostess is Not Your Average Single Momma

She's come up with the questions and I've got answers.  Here goes:

What is your favorite 80's flick?

I can't decide between "The Breakfast Club" or "Desperately Seeking Susan", loved them both!

One genre of music needs to be banned.  Which genre?

Okay, at the risk of making a lot of enemies, my vote goes to rap (except for "Walk This Way" with Run DMC and Aerosmith of course!)

What is your all time favorite candy?

Anything with chocolate, I'm not fussy!

How 'flawed' is your driving record?

Hardly at all, one warning for speeding (120km in an 80km zone), one parking ticket.  Very boring driver

What was the high school mascot?

Okay, it was so long ago, I don't remember.  I remember our colors were maroon and white.   Do I get points for that?

and finally...

What color socks are you wearing?

No socks, too hot with Summer and hot flashes although my undies are black!

If you want to join in, copy the questions and link up!

Thanks Ladies!!!
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Out With the Old and In With the New!

Sometimes blending two households can be a challenge.  Add to that challenge two people who have completely different tastes and things can get tricky.  So far, my husband and I have done a pretty good job at making his furniture and mine blend but the one thing we can't agree on are the kitchen tables.  He has a formal dinning set that is left over from his first marriage and I've been slowly weeding out the old relics left over from his "previous" life.

I've decided that if he doesn't want to use the antique table that I had, maybe it's time to buy a new one.  One we both love.  I mean seriously, I have to keep things around here interesting so giving in just isn't an option.

I thought if I looked around on line, I might find something that we both love and maybe we could finally retire his old dining set or better yet, drop it off for his ex to deal with. I still thank my lucky stars she took the ugly bedroom set and used mattress with her or I'd be trying to figure out how to get rid of it too.

So with only one tiny furniture store in our little one-horse town, CSN Stores is where I went on the hunt.  Keeping in mind that we have a historic home with a fireplace in the dining room,  I chose these three sets.  Before I show them to the hubby, I'd like you guys to give your opinion.  I'm looking for something comfortable and traditional.

I love this footed table and the solid back chairs!


I didn't even think of a round table but this is gorgeous!


This one combines the best of both with a nice solid table and cozy fabric chairs!


So which one catches your eye?

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday Friends & Giveaway Cafe Links!

Welcome to "Thursday's Friends & Giveaways Cafe" hosted by me and Tammy's Two Cents



The FIRST LINK is for Meeting New Friends (see the Second Link below for adding your giveaways).  Please Follow Tammy, our Guest Hostess and Me before linking up.

Thank You to Lydia
 from On the Verge
 for being our Co-host this week!




Our Second Link is for Giveaways Only!  Add your giveaway valued at $25 or More!


Giveaway links will stay active all week!  New link codes for the blog hop and giveaways hop will be available every Thursday at 12:01 AM EST on both Menopausal New Mom and Tammy's Two Cents so hope to see you then!
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Vacation!! and Current Giveaway



Just a quick note to let you all know that I will be on vacation for most of this week.

In the meantime, anyone who wants to can enter my current giveaways listed on my right sidebar.


$35 Gift Certificate Jewelry Stylist BLING!!!!! 



$20 Gift Certificate OR Free Pair of Sunglasses from
Sunglass Warehouse



Be back soon!!


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Friday, August 13, 2010

Sunglass Warehouse Giveaway and Review!!! (CLOSED)

Winner:  Kara S

One thing that I love are fashion accessories and lots of them!!  And it's not just jewelry and watches anymore!  Any one who wants to change up their look in only seconds can always reach for a pair of stylish Sunglasses.








So when Sunglass Warehouse offered to send me a pair of their fashionable sunglasses to review, I couldn't refuse!  Have you seen their on line store?  They have sunglasses for women, men and adorable styles for even the kids.  One-stop sunglasses shopping with something for every member of the family.

And if you think you need to try on a gazillion pair to get just the right look, think again.  Sunglass Warehouse have made on line shopping so easy by including tips on how to choose the perfect pair!  There is a section for choosing based on your skin tone and also for your face shape.  It was so easy selecting a pair, it only took a few minutes!


Today they arrived and they are PERFECT!! They are nice quality, offer 400 UV protection, are lightweight and exactly the right style for me! I didn't even have to leave the house!!

Sunglass warehouse is stocked with nearly every style you can imagine.  They have sorted their inventory to make your favorites so easy to find.  Categories like "Celebrity", "Rock Star", "Oversized" and "Retro" just to name a very few!

And now the generous folks at Sunglass Warehouse want to outfit you with your perfect pair!
  One of you will win your choice of either a
  $20 Gift Certificate
OR
 One Free Pair of Sunglasses
 from their on line store!!


Here's How to Enter for Your Chance to Win!

Mandatory for first entry/comment or all others will be deleted
Visit Sunglass Warehouse and tell me what pair you would choose if you win!

Want More Chances to Win??

Like Sunglass Warehouse on Facebook (entries/comments)
Follow Sunglass Warehouse on Twitter (2 entries/comments)
Follow the Sunglass Warehouse Blog (2 entires/comments)
Follow my Blog (2 entries/comments)
Grab my flashy Menopausal New Mom Button and display it on your blog (2 entries/comments)
Grab my Cute Thursday's Cafe Button and display it on your blog (2 entries/comments)
Subscribe to my blog (must activate) via email (2 entries/comments)
Enter any of my other current Giveaways (2 entries/comments)
Blog about this Giveaway with a link back to this post (5 entries/comments)

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.  Giveaway begins now and ends Friday, September 3rd at 12:00 noon EST so get those entries in!! Winner will be announced shortly thereafter and will have 3 days to confirm.  Open to USA and Canada ONLY.

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Disclosure:  I received a pair of Sunglass Warehouse sun glasses before writing my review.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review and this is my personal opinion of the product.   I am not responsible for mailing out the prize.  The contact information of the winner will be forwarded to Sunglass Warehouse once selected.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday Friends & Giveaway Cafe Links!

Welcome to "Thursday's Friends & Giveaways Cafe" hosted by me and Tammy's Two Cents


The FIRST LINK is for Meeting New Friends (see the Second Link below for adding your giveaways).  Please Follow Tammy, our Guest Hostess and Me before linking up.

A Big Thank You to Lindsey
 for being our Co-host this week!





Our Second Link is for Giveaways Only!  Add your giveaway valued at $25 or More!




Giveaway links will stay active all week!  New link codes for the blog hop and giveaways hop will be available every Thursday at 12:01 AM EST on both Menopausal New Mom and Tammy's Two Cents so hope to see you then!
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I Thought It Was A Good Deed

The other day, my husband and I were downtown looking for a parking space.   As he was driving, I was rooting around in the bottom of my purse looking for change for the parking meter.  So hubby spots a space and pulls up to the meter.

I got out, went up to the meter and saw there was more than an hour left on it. Lucky us!  So I noticed the meter for the car parked beside us had expired.  Since I was standing there anyway with change in my hand, I put it in the expired meter and walked away.


As we were heading toward the shops, my husband asks "What did you do that for?"

I responded "Because his/her meter was out of money"

So he says "Well that's their problem, not yours.  I wouldn't have done it."

I looked at him rather puzzled and said "Maybe it belongs to a mother who has kids with her and she's up to her neck dealing with them and didn't notice the time, maybe it's for someone who isn't feeling well and they haven't gotten back to it, maybe it's for someone who just doesn't give a crap.  Whoever it is, I don't care.  It gave me the chance to do a good deed."

His response surprised me.  "It's NOT a good deed because they didn't see you do it."

And I said "It is so a good deed because I know I did it."

What do you think?

Is it a "good deed" when you do something for someone even though they never know you did it?  

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Changes

Some of you may have already noticed that the content on my blog has been changing over the past few months.  Part of that change is due to a problem I've had with privacy which I plan to post about sometime next month.  The other reason is that I have been approached by some great companies who wish to promote their products on my blog.

But here's the difference. The Giveaways you find here will be for items that I love.   Products that will appeal to the ladies like jewelry, fashion, cosmetics, gift ware, handbags, shoes, wallets and some cookware items.  Any one who wins one of my Giveaways will win an item that I would be thrilled to win myself so I hope you'll support those giveaways by getting your entries in.  The better the response from all of you, the better the products I'll be able to offer everyone.

I still plan to post the funny stories and things that happen.  And believe it or not, I've had another reporter show up at the door, a relative of the original home owner and a magazine photographer.  For some reason, I'm a magnet for people showing up at the door which gives me plenty to blog about.  I will share those stories here too and anything else that makes me laugh, probably the hubby.

Menopausal New Mom will be a blog that has something for nearly everyone. If you love reading blogs that post personal stories, funny stories, pose questions and offer nice higher-end giveaways for the ladies, then you've come to the right place.

And before I sign off, anyone who wants to still has time to enter the giveaways listed at the top of my right sidebar.  They are all for products that I'd be thrilled to win, all targeted towards the ladies!  So take a minute, get those entries in and cross your fingers!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday Friends & Giveaway Cafe Links!

Welcome to "Thursday's Friends & Giveaways Cafe" hosted by me and Tammy's Two Cents


The FIRST LINK is for Meeting New Friends (see the Second Link below for adding your giveaways).  Please Follow Tammy, our Guest Hostess and Me before linking up.

Thank You to Kime
 for being our Co-host this week!






Our Second Link is for Giveaways Only!  Add your giveaway valued at $25 or More!


Giveaway links will stay active all week!  New link codes for the blog hop and giveaways hop will be available every Thursday at 12:01 AM EST on both Menopausal New Mom and Tammy's Two Cents so hope to see you then!

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