Friday, June 23, 2017

Fun, Fast Paced Dice Game - Rally Roll - by Blue Orange Games

When I was younger, I used to play board games all the time.  Now that I'm older, I don't get to play games as often as I would like. The only games that I find myself playing, occasionally, are card games.  

I will be the first to admit, I'm a sore loser...let me rephrase that...I USED to be a sore loser when it came to games.  Monopoly was one of my favorite board games and there was a time, when my family and I were playing.  Of course, there were two younger children who didn't quite get the grip of the game, or how to buy properties, to increase their chance of winning.  My husband didn't seem to know when to STOP helping them, throughout the game.



Well, since I was losing terribly, I decided that no one was going to win.  I instantly flipped the board up in the air and swiped all the money into the floor! I kid you not...I ACTUALLY DID THIS! Can you imagine the stares I received from all three players?  I have never lived this one down.

On another occasion...several months ago, I decided I wanted to play Rummy (a card game.)  It was me, my husband and another person, who is like a daughter to me.  She had no clue how to play the game and I instantly said, "Oh, we will teach you, you will love it!"  Needless to say, my husband was constantly telling her which cards to lay down, how to make a spread, etc.  Once again, the competition mode set in, I was losing and getting frustrated and next thing I knew, I was tossing the cards up in the air and said, "NOW, NO ONE IS PLAYING!"  



Well...let me introduce to you a game, where NO ONE CAN CHEAT!  Yah, for me! This game is called Rally Roll and it's by Blue Orange Games.  There are 6 die (dices), travel pouch and rules.  The object of the game is to reach 50 points, to win, without busting.  There are 5 dices that have colored numbers and one larger dice, without numbers (just colors).  If any of your 5 dices matches the color of the larger dice, you can keep rolling and tallying up your points.  You can either continue (in hopes that you don't bust) or you can bank them and it's the next person's turn.



There are special exceptions to the game.  You can gain more points if all your colored numbers match the color of the larger dice.  This is such a fast paced and fun game, that I cannot wait to play with my family and friends.

You can purchase this game HERE.  It's available at Amazon for a very low price.  Here is the direct link; http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N29IJZE .








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My Own Personalized Monogrammed Bracelet and How You Can Get Yours




Time and time again, when I am looking for something unique, different and at a very reasonable price, I always turn to Etsy.  By now, for those of you who are following my blog, you know how I am a big fan of Etsy and how I love to support Etsy sellers.

I can find just about anything I am interested in, by visiting the popular site and when it comes to beauty products and jewelry, this is my one-stop!  I love personalized and monogrammed items (Although, I have very little of it.) I am more of a monogrammed gal than I am having my full name on something. That is why I love this bracelet.


This bracelet shown here, is by TurpinKreations Etsy Shop.  It is a wire wrap type bracelet that features a round enamel disc and a round, clear crystal style accent bead.  The round enamel disc is approximately 1" and can be customized with either a black, pink, white or mint background. When it comes to the vinyl colors for your monogrammed initials, you have 36 colors to choose from!  That's a ton of options!


This bracelet is adjustable and squeezes back to it's original shape, once on your wrist.  It has a simple style, but packs a whole lot of personality.  I chose a black background with a Brimstone yellow monogram.  It looks so good and I love it! The monogram is perfectly centered onto the round disc and the letters are easily readable. As you can see from the color choices below, the Brimstone yellow is true to color that is on the bracelet I received.



I mean...how can you choose one color for the monogram!  I had such a difficult time, choosing what color background I wanted with all these monogrammed color choices!  Can you imagine the Soft Pink Vinyl monogram on black?  Or what about a brown on pink?  Oh, the options!

TurpinKreations Esty Shop has over 200 items in their shop, ranging from these bracelets to items geared towards Weddings, Law Enforcement, Christmas and more.  Go check out TurpinKreations to see all the cool monogrammed items they have!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Hottest Trends in Summer Fashion Jewelry

What do you look for when it comes to Summer jewelry?  Do you like the simple and casual look or something more extravagant?  Maybe your a simple piece of jewelry gal, but break out the more extravagant pieces on date night. Whatever your style, both pieces are perfect for Summer.


Some of my favorites that I've seen lately are the chokers and lariat necklaces; match these up with the perfect pair of earrings and you are set to showcase the trendiest pieces for Summer 2017. Some of the pairings you can try include:

    *Hoop earrings with a matching choker necklace (as shown here and here)
    *Lariat necklaces with dangle earrings, like these & these.
    *Bar necklaces
    *Unique shaped rings (I love this ring!)



Jewelry that is unique, different and has a totally different take on style, that is what's going to be hot this year!  Sure, you can still wear your classic style jewelry, but have some fun this Summer...go bold and try your hand at some of the pieces, shown above.

You'll find tons of pieces, like those, at Wanderlust + Co.  I just love their style! Found a necklace you like?  I bet you can find the matching earrings at Wanderlust + Co.  This company seems to have it together when putting jewelry together.

What is your Style?  Simple. Bold. Classic?  I would love to know!



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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fashion Wear That Won't Break The Bank

What is your favorite style, when it comes to clothing?  Do you like dressing up in dresses or are you a more laid back person and prefer denim and comfy beach wear?  Is your style geared more towards the 6o's era or do you prefer something more trendy and modern?  




Whatever your style, you probably already have a site you are connected to.  I love comfortable loose clothing, that I can wear both to work and on my days off.  When on vacation, I love wearing styles like this.  This is my type of dress to wear on summer weekends and while on vacation.  If I'm not wearing a sundress, you will find me in a tank top and comfy shorts, such as this.



Now, when it comes to work attire, you will always find me in jeggings, loose capri pants or Palazzo pants.  My tops are geared more on the loose side, such as a long tunic or a flowy top, shown here.  I like to be comfortable, no matter where I'm at and I am always looking for quality clothing at a bargain. FashionMia is one site that has TONS of styles that I love.  They have everything from dressy, casual, beachwear, weekend wear....you name it - they have it! Their clothing is priced at very reasonable prices and I love that I don't have to pay high dollar for great styles.




Vacation is nearing soon, for me, and I can't wait to unwind, relax and forget about work.  This year, I am going to try to decrease the amount of time spent on my phone, internet and social media (at least until after vacation!)  This is going to be a challenge for me!  I may post vacation photos while on vacation, but as far as engaging, searching or participating on social media, this will not be a priority.


I would love to hear what your favorite style of clothing is. Are you a trendy gal looking for the latest fashion?  Do you love your demin?  LET ME KNOW!



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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Warby Parker Eye Wear Collection - Men & Women Sunglasses and Eyeglasses





Do you seem to have a hard time finding and choosing the right style of sunglasses for yourself?  Do all the sunglasses seem to have the same ol' design, color, etc. as others you've either looked at or purchased?



Well, take a look at this new collection of not only sunglasses, but eye glasses by Warby Parker.  Warby Parker has some unique styled sunglasses that come in several color choices with many style options.

I've checked out Warby Parker's sunglasses and I LOVE the styles.  I even get to choose what color I want from the available color options.  I would have to say, that my favorite sunglasses style from Warby Parker, would be the Roci in the light green color! Check out the different color options, here. So summer looking!




Women's Roci Sunglasses

Men, don't despair, Warby Parker has eye and sunglasses for you guys as well, with the same unique and fun frame styles.  What I love about Warby Parker, is that you can try 5 pairs, at home, for free!  Yes...free Try-At-Home option!  All you have to do is request 5 styles and Warby Parker will send you the 5 styles. You choose your favorite, order online and mail the 5 pairs back. (prepaid postage label provided.) Check out their Try-At-Home options, here.




Men's Eastman Sunglasses


How cool is that?  Plus, Warby Parker sunglasses and eye glasses are lower than a lot of retail stores and optometrist offices.  Warby Parker believes in providing high quality eye glasses and sunglasses at a fraction of the cost, because they believe everyone has the right to see.



Tilley Women's Sunglasses - another favorite!


These prescription sunglasses and eye glasses are very fashionable and go well with your everyday work attire, not to mention, everyday wear.  You can have stylish frames that will compliment your face shape.  Warby Parker has a simple survey, helping you choose the best pair for you.  

Check out some of my favorite eye glasses by Warby Parker.  They are very stylish and not your typical styled eye wear.


Finch EyeGlasses for Women

These are available in 4 different shades!


Daisy EyeGlasses for Women






Barnett EyeGlasses for Women




Crane Ti for Men



Roosevelt for Men




Jennings for Men





I could go on and on, but Warby Parker just has so many eyeglasses and sunglasses to choose from!  

Go check out Warby Parker designer eyeglasses and sunglasses.  I'm sure you will find the perfect pair, at a fraction of the cost!


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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Indulge in Your Favorite Wax Melts





I don't know about you, but I love walking into a room, after work or being out, to an inviting scent of pure joy.  A room filled with wonderful scents of chocolate, cinnamon apple and citrus smells, just makes my heart happy!

I'm a HUGE fan of scented wax melts in my warmer.  I will go through tons of different scents, a different one each week.  This week, I am enjoying the chocolately goodness of Zany Candle Creations Chocolate Truffle; Oh yeah...it smells divine!  


When I first opened up Zany Candle Creations Chocolate Truffle, I was in heaven.  The soy wax melts had this wonderful scent of a rich chocolate flavor, that almost reminded me of a mix of chocolate and cocoa.  Although the letter I received from Jonna stated it was best to wait a week, to ensure a more richer and the best scent, I just could not wait that long!

After a few minutes of the Chocolate Truffle warming in my warmer pot, I could begin to smell the chocolate goodness.  Thanks Zany Candle Creations, I believe this is gonna be one of my favs!


Zany Candle Creations wax melts contain 100% pure essential oils with over 175 fragrances to choose from. Wow!  Some of the scents you will find include: 
     *Brown Sugar & Fig
     *Storm Watch (I almost picked this one)
     *Blue Hawaiian 
     *Black Amber & Lavender
     *Lemongrass Sage
     *Pineapple Coconut

These are just a few that you will find over at Zany Candle Creations.  Go check out Zany Candle Creations Etsy Shop for tons more scents.  You have the option to choose a 1,2,3 or 6 pack of these delightful soy wax melts.  Not only will you find the soy wax melts, but Zany Candle Creations also has Pillar Candles, Container Candles, Tea Lights and Critter Candles.


The color of these wax melts are based on the scent you choose.  If you would like a different color, please send Jonna a message before ordering.  Since majority of these wax melts are made to order, it is best to wait a week before using- to maximize the fragrance.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Spicy Rub and Seasonings - Wild Boar Sweet and Sassy Red Pepper



Tis the season to fire up the grill!  Whether you are grilling ribs, steaks, chicken or whatever, you just cannot forget the spices!  Everything I grill, has to be rubbed down with some sort of spice or seasoning, to bring out the flavor of what I am grilling.  Even if you aren't a griller, you can still prepare your meats in the oven, with your favorite rubs.




The rub/seasoning shown here, is the Wild Boar Sweet and Sassy Red Pepper Rub by JuliasPantry Etsy shop.  Let me tell ya...this stuff has some kick to it!  It is definitely on the spicy side, but with a side note of sweetness.  It's a brilliant red spice rub that just enhances the flavor of whatever you are grilling.



This spice rub is perfect for chicken, pork, ribs and steaks.  Not only is this a great spice rub, but you can also turn this into a marinade or dip- three-in-one! This spice rub is All-Natural, fat free, gluten free and contains no MSG.  I found, that it doesn't take much of this spice at all, to flavor and give your meats some heat!  If you are not faint at heart and can handle the heat, go for it!  I, on the other hand, used just enough to cover my ribs, but not to the extent where my ribs were smothered in this spice.

I also used this on my chicken (just a little) to give my baked chicken a different twist and taste.  If you are looking for a spicy rub for your grilling meats, head on over to Julia's Pantry on Etsy and check out all the rubs and spices she has.  You will find the Wild Boar Chillin Chipotle, Sweet N Sassy Red Pepper Sauce and Marinade, Sassy Crackers Seasoning Mixes in a variety of flavors, plus tons more!

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