Majestical Jewelry Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

If you are looking for a gift for yourself or someone you love, I would recommend Majestical Jewelry.  Majestical Jewelry carries sliver, gemstone, pearl and fashion jewelry.  
The earrings I received fall in the fashion jewelry category, and you wouldn’t know if you just looked at them.  
Here is the description from Majestical Jewelry:
These Blue Beaded Earrings are a lovely choice for any fashionista. Their rhinestones and bright blue beaded details make them eye-catching, and their tribal inspired design looks great with any outfit! Great for a casual look in need of little something extra. Hang approx. 2.3″
They are a little larger than a quarter and are super light, which makes them surprisingly comfortable. 

There is only one itty bitty problem I have with them.  If you look at one of the earrings, it is missing one of the small clear stones.  And, honestly, I wouldn’t have mentioned it if I wasn’t reviewing them.

If you are looking for a great gift you should check them out on their website http://www.majestical.com or connect with them on one of the following social networks. Google+Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

I would like to thank Majestical Jewelry for providing me with these earrings to review.  It has been a pleasure working with them.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The Little Mermaid and Why I Have “Issues” With It

A few months ago, my daughter “fell” in love with Ariel.  I am not sure if she really likes her or if she just likes her because my mother-in-law likes Ariel.  What ever the reason, we thought it would be good to get Goose the movie.  And as I sat there watching it with her, I realized that I really do have some issues with what’s going on in this movie.

1.  Ariel does not listen to her father. As a parent, you want to keep your children safe.  In the underwater world in the Little Mermaid, Ariel is told directly by her father that it is unsafe and not acceptable to go to the surface.  It is also forbidden to talk and be seen by the humans.  Ariel disregards everything her father says!  She goes to the surface, and even falls in love with a human!  Now, I think he could have handled the situation a little better, but then again, she could have a little respect.

2.  Ariel looses her own identity.  When Ariel falls in love with Eric, she gives up all that she was, and completely transforms into the person Eric wants her to be.  In a relationship it is good to have like interests, and discover new activities that both of you like.  You should never forget who you are and where you come from.  In the movie, I feel that Ariel forgets that.

3.  THE CHILD IS ONLY 16!!!  Need I say more?  I mean really.  In the USA, I believe that you have to be 18 to legally marry (unless you have a parent’s or court’s consent).  Some countries it is a little different.  You can view those laws here.  I met my husband when I was 16, and we were married a few months after I turned 18.  I would have never EVER gotten married when I was 16, I was just too young and unsure about life.

4.  Ariel ran away from home!  When Ariel did not get her way, she decided to just leave home.  There was no going to her father to try and talk any more, no trying to just let things settle down, she just left home.  That is scary to me.  I don’t want my daughter to think this is acceptable.  It would be best if we could talk things out, and let our feelings be heard.  It really makes me sad that Ariel felt this was the only way she could be happy.

Now, all that being said, I grew up watching The Little Mermaid, and I feel I turned out fine.  It’s just as a parent, you take things like this and see them in a new light.  The movie does teach that we should accept others no matter who they are, but that message is kind of taken to the extreme.

If you have any comments, please feel free to reply, just remember I do not and will not feed the trolls.

Pearl Mountain’s PicGif Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Have you ever wondered how people do those motion photos?  Those types of motion photos are .GIF files.  They have been around for a long time, but most everyday computer users do not know how to make them.  Well thanks to the wonderful folks over at Pearl Mountain Technology you can now makes those at home with your Mac.

It’s really simple.  First you need to purchase the app on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/picgif/id784260229?ls=1&mt=12

Here are the photos I used.

Once you get it all installed and you open the program, you will be asked to upload your photos.  Just upload as many photos as you like.  I wanted to do a motion photo so I picked photos that looked like they were in sequence.  You can also change the frame display and do more of a slide show.

Then just make sure you have your photos in order, the settings the way you want them on the side, and add any text you want, and you are done!

Here is a really good video tutorial from Pearl Mountain


 

This is my finish product.  

I found PicGif was really easy to use.  It would be great for both beginners and those who have been doing things like this for a while.  I loved how easy it was and how everything turned out.  

If you would like to check out the PicGif app, you can go to Pearl Mountain’s product page http://www.pearlmountainsoft.com/products-center.html.  They have a lot of great apps for Mac’s and Window’s computers.  I have used several of their programs, and have enjoyed them all.  
You can also connect with Pearl Mountain on Facebook and Twitter.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Graco Car Seat Recall!!!

If you own a Graco car seat, you might want to read this.  Graco is recalling THOUSANDS of car seats because the harness buckles are getting stuck!  Below is the recall information found at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/childseat.cfm (I am listing this here because it was hard for me to get on the website because so many people are trying right now).  For more information you HAVE to contact Graco directly at 1-800-345-4109 (toll-free) or 1-330-869-7225.

Graco Children’s Products Inc.
Make: GRACO
Models: ARGOS 70, CLASSIC RIDE 50, COMFORT SPORT, COZY CLINE, MY RIDE 65, MY RIDE 70, MY RIDE W/SAFETY SURROUND, NAUTILUS, NAUTILUS ELITE, SIZE 4 ME 70, SMARTSEAT
Production Dates: –
Defect: Graco Children’s Products, Inc. (Graco) is recalling model year 2009 through 2013 toddler and booster child restraints, models Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride with Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size 4 Me 70, Smartseat, Nautilus, Nautilus Elite, and Argos 70. The alleged defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle’s release button.
Consequence: It may be difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire, or other emergency, in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.
Corrective Action: The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a remedy or notification schedule. Owners may contact Graco at 1-800-345-4109 (toll-free) or 1-330-869-7225.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA No.: 14C001000

If you would like to check and see if there are any other recalls on car seats, just go to the site listed above.  All current car seat recalls are listed there.  

Keep the Bubbles Flowing: A M.O.O.N #Giveaway

A Lucky Ladybug
Prize:
Soda Stream Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Starter Kit (A.L.L. Review)
+
Cool Gear 16 oz Cool Gear Can (A.L.L. Review)

ARV $110
Hosted by:

A Lucky Ladybug
and 

Make Our Own Network

“This package includes everything you need to make great tasting soda in your own home.
Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker
1 60 liter Carbonator
1 BPA-free Reusable Carbonating Bottle
3 SodaMix flavors (your choice) – each bottle makes 12 liters of soda
Sodamix Variety 6 pack
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Experience a new way to drink your favorite beverages! Inspired by the popular soda can shape, the BPA free plastic coolgearcan™ is portable, reusable, earth-friendly, and always fashionable. It’s available in endless fun, colorful, trendy graphics and features double-wall insulation and a spill-poof sliding closure.”
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This giveaway is open to the Continental US only (because of shipping costs) and will end on February 25th, 2014.

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Goodies For Your Pets Giveaway

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 Hosted By: All About My Deals Sponsored By: 26 Bars & A Band, Canine Care Products, CritterZone, The DogClaw, EzyDog, Fizzion Clean, Howie and Friends, My Dog Ate It, Northern Biscuits, PetFlys and Thundershirt.
Note from the host: A BIG thank you to all the wonderful bloggers that are sharing this giveaway. Giveaway Entrants please show them and the sponsors some love in the giveaway widget below.
This giveaway will have SEVEN winners. The prizes will be awarded in the order the names are pulled at the end of the giveaway. The first name pulled will win Prize#1, 2nd name pulled will win Prize#2 and so on.
Giveaway Ends: 2/28 @ 11:59 pm CST
Open to US residents only.
Prizes: View the prize boxes at the bottom
Enter on the giveaway widget below. You can come back everyday to gain more entries.
Want even more chances to win Pet products? Make sure you follow All About My Deals facebook page. She will be having a live event on Feb. 23rd at 6pm cst. Mark your calenders, you won’t want to miss out on all the fun and chances to win.

Disclosure: The Sponsor is responsible for prize shipment. This giveaway is not associated, sponsored nor endorsed by Facebook or Twitter or any other social networking site. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising.

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BeltLock Reivew

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

If your little on is in a booster car seat, or can reach where their car seat is buckled, this might be a good product for you.

The BeltLock has a very simple design.  It’s basically just a plastic cap that goes over your seat belt buckle, that keeps your child from pressing the button to unlock the seat belt.

This is what it looks like installed in my 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe.  

To get the seat belt undone is a little difficult, as it was designed to be.  You have to take a key or something thin to push down the slot to push the unlock button.  I personally just used another unbuckled seat belt that’s in the back seat.

The BeltLock is great if you have a child who’s little fingers always seem to unbuckle their seat belt.


My only problem is that the BeltLock is currently only sold, that I could find, on their website which is based in Ireland.  I know my bank had a fit the last time we tried to purchase something directly from another country.  They do take PayPal, so that might work to avoid any confusion on the bank’s end.

UPDATE:::: BeltLock emailed me and let me know that they do sell on Amazon (the UK side) here is link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/BeltLock-prevent-unintentional-securing-vehicle/dp/B00CQ2PSBQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1392044502&sr=1-1&keywords=beltlock
Not all financial institutions have the same rule about out of country purchases, so if you have any questions or concerns you might want to call your Credit Union or Bank.

You can also connect with the makes of BeltLock on the following social networks:

Google+
Twitter
YouTube
Facebook
Their website can be found here: http://www.beltlock.ie/

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Parking Pal Magnet Bundle Pack Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Since Goose started walking, I’ve been worried about her running away in parking lots.  I constantly keep a hand on her, but I’ve found that she still thinks parking lots are playgrounds.  I’ve started making her touch the car, and pretend that the car is a magnet that keeps her hand stuck until we get the door open (thanks Sarah for the tip). 
One other thing we have been using is the Parking Pal.  The Parking Pal is a car magnet that you place on the side of your car where ever you want your child to stand while you get his/her car door open and car seat ready.  They place their hand on the hand print and children can learn that this is the spot near the car that is safe for them.  
Parking Pal Magnet Bundle Pack Review
I still keep a hand on Goose while using this, but I am more confident that she will be safe since she is paying more attention to the magnet than anything else going on in the parking lot.  
Parking Pal also makes the Penalty Pal.  These are removable stickers that can be placed almost ANYWHERE.  
The Penalty Pal was designed to help children learn where to go when they are in need of a “time out”.   The graphics start out with a frowny face clock and progress to a happy face clock, helping children realize that they need to stay in their spot until they can be happy.  
Parking Pal Magnet Bundle Pack Review
(Goose was not in trouble, she was just showing off the Penalty Pal)
I really like these because I can remove them without wrecking my wall and place the sticker somewhere else.  
Another removable adhesive sticker Parking Pal has is their Emergency Contact List. 
These are great!  You just write on them with a fine point permanent marker, pill off the back and stick it where ever you need it.  These are awesome because if a phone number changes or you just want to change something, you just use a little alcohol and wipe it clean.  Then you can write the information you need on there.  
If you would like to connect with Parking Pal, they are on the following social networks.
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Google+
Instagram
You can also find them on their website http://www.parkingpalmagnet.com/ and Amazon.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Fergus Ferry Giveaway

Welcome to the Fergus Ferry Giveaway!

Hosted by:  Mostly Together Mommy
Fergus Ferry is a loveable children’s book series that follows Fergus on his many adventures. Your child will be inspired by Fergus’s great attitude and willingness to help those around him.

These books are ideal for children in the 2 – 6 year old age range. The books are sweet and your children will be asking for more and more. Luckily, there are four book sets, with six books in each set! You can read a full review from Mostly Together Mommy.
In addition to the paper books, there are now e-books and even an app, where your child can read and play games! For a short time, you can download the app and e-books FREE on your iPhone or iPad and for only .99 on an Android device!
One lucky reader is going to get to take home the entire series of 24 books, an $89 value! To enter, simply enter on the Rafflecopter form below. One entrant per household, please!

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*This blog has not been compensated in any way for promoting this giveaway. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. This giveaway ends on February 21, 2014 at 11:59 CST.

Travel The World From Home Giveaway by M.O.O.N

A Ladybug on the Go

Prize:
7 Winners – Escape Monthly Box
ARV $350
Hosted by:
A Ladybug on the Go
and 

Make Our Own Network

“Escape Monthly was born from the love of travel and relaxation. Each month, we bundle majestic experiences into each box, helping everyone and anyone escape to that place they cherish so deeply in their hearts—their paradise.
Each month, members escape to the world’s most luxurious destinations and indulgences, from exotic retreats to the most luxurious spas and from celebrated events to experiences loved world wide. Escape Monthly brings these experiences right to your doorstep.”Escape Monthly - Destination Inspired Monthly Deliveries
Escape Monthly is full of destination-themed luxury products – Each box includes:
Pamper & Indulge with Full-Size Luxury Products From Bath, Spa & Beauty…

…to Gourmet Snacks & Gift Certificates!
A treasure trove of artful content filled with unique tips and local secrets
All the tools you need to relax, unwind, and pamper!
We theme our boxes and these items around our core beliefs, and we define ourselves with three elements: travel, relaxation, and pampering.

**If you are a company and would like to see your brand advertised in a M.O.O.N. event similar to this please contact [email protected]
This giveaway is open to the Continental US only (because of shipping costs) and will end on February 20th, 2014.
“Make Our Own Network” solely organized this event and I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are 100% my own and may differ from your own or even those stated in this post.  This event is in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” and is in no way associated with any of the social media it is viewed/shared/located on.  The sponsor is responsible for prize shipment and not this blog or any bloggers involved in the promotion.