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Friday, April 29, 2011

Aloha Friday - Are You A White-Knuckle Flyer?

Aloha Fridays are brought to you by Kailani in beautiful Hawaii at An Island Life where Friday is the day to take it easy while anticipating the coming weekend. Today I'm going to link up, take it easy and ask a question. 

Are you a white-knuckle flyer?

Me.  Definitely.  Maybe it's my control-freak nature and hating to be at the mercy of old air crafts that have been maintained by God knows who and are being flown by complete strangers. 

For me it started when I lived in Halifax near the warehouse where the TSB was painstakingly piecing  together what they had of Swiss Air 111 that crashed off the coast of Nova Scotia back in 1998.  Nothing makes plane crashes more real than meeting flatbed truck after flatbed truck carrying pieces of a smashed air craft while you're on your way to work. Then again, watching all those May Day Plane Crash episodes doesn't help either.

And yes, I do it anyway. I've traveled half way around the world more than once and hated it each and every time!

How about you?  Do you hate to fly?

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Celebrate 65 Years of Nordic Ware and WIN!!!

If you love to cook, check out the three fun contests Nordic Ware is hosting to celebrate 65 years of creating their high-quality cookware loved the world over.

For those of you who love photography, they have a contest for that too and if you collect vintage bake ware, check and see if you have any of three pans they are looking for!!

You will find details for all three contests right Here
 by visiting  

Stay tuned for all the excitement on facebook and twitter!!

Now let the celebrations begin!!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Divine Philadelphia Candies $25 Gift Card GIVEAWAY with Review ENDED


Mother's Day is just around the corner so if you're looking for something luxurious and completely affordable to make the Mom on your list feel special, Philadelphia Candies has something for everyone.  At Philadelphia Candies, only the very best ingredients are used when creating their mouth-watering chocolate delights and the proof is in the taste.  

Here is just a small sample of their fabulous selection of Chocolate Treats where you will find everything from:

Luscious Meltaways


Delightful Cordial Cherries



Refreshing Peppermint Patties

Philadelphia Candies has you covered with their best sellers like CroquettesMilk Chocolate Potato ChipsFrench Mints and Pecanettes or you can join their Chocolate of the Month Club.

And if you're watching your sugar intake, check out their Sugar-Free Chocolates.

I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to sample many of the luxurious chocolate treats created by Philadelphia Candies.  Their chocolate is exceptional!! It's so flavorful and rich and just melts in your mouth.  You can definitely tell the difference when you are enjoying the finest quality ingredients.   And with shipping to Canada as well as the USA, I will definitely be going back for more!


Where You Can Select From Their

And Now Enter For The Chance To Win A
Philadelphia Candies
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Be sure to leave ONE comment for each entry.  Giveaway begins now and ends May 14th at 9:00 pm EST.  GIVEAWAY is open to residents of USA Only.  Good Luck!

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Disclosure:  Philadelphia Candies sent me several items to sample.  I was not compensated for writing a positive or favorable review.  I am not responsible for providing the gift certificate. The winner will have 3 days to respond once they have been contacted, their info will then be forwarded to Philadelphia Candies who will provide the gift certificate.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Airport Security Can Be So Frustrating!

Yes it can.  After traveling on 6 different flights for our recent vacation, it can be such a pain in the butt to go through airport security especially when you have a 5 year old in tow.  Try to explain to her why she has to practically strip down, remove her shoes and walk alone through the funny doorway to nowhere while being surrounded by so many unfriendly uniformed people.

But this video put a huge smile on my face.  I just wish I had viewed it before our trip so I would have known how to dress!  It's just a little over 1 minute so enjoy!

Thanks Body Wrap!

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*You can view the full-screen version HERE

Monday, April 25, 2011

Pearl Paradise White Pearls GIVEAWAY with Review ENDED

Winner is Ann F

If you want to add elegance and sophistication to your wardrobe, always reach for pearls!! It worked for Jackie O and it worked for Coco Chanel, two of the most respected fashion icons of our time.

So with Mother's Day fast approaching, what better time to offer all of you the chance to win a sensational, lustrous strand of elegant freshwater pearls!!

Thanks to the generous folks at PearlParadise.Com,  you could win this incredible White pearl necklace!!  We thought this creamy white strand was the perfect color choice to start your collection!

This superb 16" strand is made up of 7.5 - 8.0 mm natural White Freshwater Pearls.  They boast exceptional luster and warm iridescence that will compliment all skin tones.  These high-quality AAA freshwater pearls have been individually knotted on twin silk and finished with a polished 14-Karat white gold clasp and can be purchased at PearlParadise.Com for $182.00. Just mesmerizing!

And the presentation is so elegant.  A sturdy black leatherette case with velveteen interior, the perfect storage solution to keep these glossy pearls looking their best for years to come.

Also included was a handy "Pearl Care Kit" so you can keep your pearls beautiful and lustrous indefinitely.  Oh and I don't want to forget the Certified Appraisal valuing my radiant strand of pearls at $900!!

The on-line store at PearlParadise.Com is overflowing with nearly every style and color of genuine pearl jewelry imaginable.  You can choose from a wide selection of affordable EarringsRingsBraceletsNecklacesSetsPendants etc.  Check them out and you will see " really do make the beauty of pearls available and affordable to everyone!" 

And now
Are Giving Away This Same
Luxurious Strand of White Freshwater Pearls
Right Here!!

Here's How to Enter:

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 or you won't be eligible:
Visit and tell me which piece is your favorite!

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Be sure to leave one comment for each entry.  Giveaway begins now and ends May 11th at 9:00 pm EST.  Open Worldwide.  Sorry, previous blog winners are not eligible.  Good Luck!!

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Disclosure:  I  received the freshwater pearl necklace shown before writing this 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 winner will have 3 days to respond once they have been contacted. I will then forward  their address to