Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Premier Designs Heavy Metal Necklace Review & Giveaway!

Chunky chain jewelry is so hot right now and so is layering. I'm absolutely in love with this Premier Designs Heavy Metal necklace.
This seven strand necklace, measures 17.5" and has a large, spring ring closure. 
It's definitely a statement piece and that's what I love about it!
It comes tied in a knot, as pictured above, and you can wear it twisted like that, or untie it for a longer, layered look.
 I love the matte gold and gun metal finishes, as they goes well with many different outfits.
You also can wear it as a layered bracelet for the perfect amount of arm candy. 
For more info about this gorgeous necklace and to find out more about Premier Designs jewelry, please email my good friend Tammy HERE.

If you'd like to win the Heavy Metal necklace (a $69 value), make sure to enter below! 


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Monday, March 25, 2013

The Historic Atlantic Hotel In Berlin, MD

If you're like most who visit Maryland's Eastern Shore, then you probably stay somewhere along its shores, whether it be bay side (St. Michaels, Crisfield, Smith Island) or ocean side (Ocean City, Assategue).
But did you know, that nestled just 10 miles west of Ocean City is the historic town of Berlin? If you were driving to Ocean City, you most likely drove right past it and didn't know it. 
 All it takes is a stroll down main street to see that Berlin is rich in history. 
At the corner of Main Street and Jefferson Street, you'll find the historic Atlantic Hotel. If Berlin were a beautiful, antique ring, then the Atlantic Hotel would be its center gem.
Built in 1895, this three-story, Victorian hotel was restored in 2009 with all accommodations featuring authentic antique furniture, accessories, beautiful hand-ironed 100% cotton bedding with feather bed toppers, luxury bathroom amenities and terry toweling, spa style robes and a touch of modernity with flat screen TVs in every room. The hotel was also used in the filming of Runaway Bride with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

The Atlantic Hotel offers 18 Victorian Period Guest DeLuxe and Standard Rooms, Junior Suites and a full Suite, plus a Gardner's Cottage for Honeymooners and for Special Event Stays.

When you enter the hotel's front entrance, you'll find the hotel office on your left and the famous Drummer's Café to your right. The restaurant seats up to 80 people indoors with additional outdoor seating for up to 30 on a screened-in porch and on the Atlantic Lawn. The restaurant features casual lite fare dining from 11 am to closing and fine dining from 5 pm to closing.
 My husband and I ate dinner at the hotel and the food was delectable! 
My husband ordered a chicken fettuccine dish and I had the special of the night, which was crusted cod, topped with jumbo lump crab meat over cheese ravioli. The portions were pleasantly large and everything was delicious.
 The hotel also features a Ballroom which is available year round for Luncheons, Dinners, Receptions and Fundraisers seating up to 80 people or up to 125 for Cocktail Receptions.
We stayed on a Friday night and they were getting the ballroom ready for a wedding reception that was scheduled for Saturday.
We received our room key to "The Blue Room" #14, which is an Elegant, Queen, DeLuxe Corner room that overlooks the Historic District and Main Street of the Village of Berlin.
Our room featured a gorgeous, mahogany, antique headboard that crowned a beautiful Queen size bed adorned with a feather bed topper. To the right of the bed sat a matching marble top dresser with antique accessories.

 The full bath was beautiful with its antique claw-footed tub with shower, small hand bowl and Gilchrist & Soames bathroom amenities. Hung on the back of the door were two luxurious, white spa robes to help us feel even more relaxed. 
 This is a photo I Instagrammed while I was relaxing in the antique claw-footed tub...pure tranquility.
One of my favorite parts of the hotel were the hallways with their beautiful antique furnishings and photos. 
 And at the center of the hotel, on the first floor of guest rooms, is the Ladies' Parlor.
This is where Victorian women would go to sit and converse while the men were downstairs at the bar. The French doors open to a small balcony that overlooks Main Street below. 
 Hung on the hotel walls are portraits of Eastern Shore families during the Victorian era that really give the hotel an authentic, Victorian feel, as well as showcase local history.
Walking up and down the halls, I could picture myself in a fancy, Victorian dress (an era I'm so in love with).
 This is The Richard Gere Room, #20. The same room used in the late 90's film, "Runaway Bride."
This is The Elizabeth room, #12. Such a pretty room.
These are just a few of the gorgeous rooms available at the Atlantic Hotel.
They even have a charming Gardner's Cottage on Jefferson Street, just behind the hotel.
A great place for a private, romantic getaway.
So the next time you're visiting Maryland's Eastern Shore, or even if you are local to the area, make sure to spend a night or two at the historic Atlantic Hotel in Berlin, Md. This gorgeous hotel is sure to take you back to a time of beauty and romance!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator Round 2

You might remember my previous post where I tried out one It Works! wrap on my stomach and the results I achieved (Click HERE to view).
I won't go into detail again about how you use them or how they work since I talk about that in my last post, but I did want you to read my results for this 2nd time using the wraps.
 
This time I was able to try 4 wraps. I used 1 on my stomach, 1 (cut in half) on my upper arms, 1 (cut in half) on my upper thighs, and then the last one I used again on my stomach after the first 72 hours had passed. 
I actually took photos and even recorded a video, however, I accidentally erased my card! (not the first time either)
I did record my results though and I'll share them with you:

Total inches lost:
Upper arms:  Just under 1" for both (after 72 hours)
Stomach: 2" lost (after 6 days and 2 wraps)
Upper thighs: 1" for both (after 72 hours)

I, again, am extremely happy with the results and I will shout it from the rooftops that It Works! Wraps really do work!
I had a wedding that was coming up, and I used the wraps the week before. It was so nice to not worry about any puffiness I had around my stomach area, and I also loved the firmness in my upper arms.

If you are wondering about whether or not you should try these wraps...you can stop wondering and try them out for yourself. You will be amazed! 

For more info on how you can purchase these wraps and how they work, click HERE.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Educents Discount Educational Products!

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Educents.com an educational daily deal site that's launching this April 2nd. It's an easy way to get huge discounts on the educational products you know and love (and maybe even some you’ve never heard of!). 
As part of their weekly flash sales, Educents.com will offer products such as foreign language programs, reading, math and science programs, as well books, learning tools, curriculum, educational toys and more, with discounts of 30-90%!

If you sign-up before April 2, you'll even score a $10 gift card to use on their site. You can even use it on shipping!
All you have to do is click on the Educents photo at the top of this page to sign up! Easy peasy!

Monday, March 18, 2013

March Madness GIVEAWAY!

 Ok, so I know it's called the March Madness Giveaway, however, this giveaway has absolutely nothing to do with basketball! 
I want to thank you all for following the blog, and a HUGE thank you to all the vendors! Without your love and support, I wouldn't be able to do what I do!
So, without further ado, let's kick off this giveaway!
One super duper, very lucky, winner will win everything you see below!!!!
That's over $1000 in prizes!!!
 FTD Sweet Indulgences Ultimate Gift ($119.99)
A dozen gorgeous red roses arrive seated in a clear glass vase accompanied by a 19-piece gold box of Godiva® Chocolates, a 0.35 oz. bottle of Vera Wang's signature scent perfume, and a keepsake silver-plated frame to hold your memories dear. Arriving in one large gift box, this ultimate gift will indulge their senses with each token of your love and affection.
Click HERE to visit FTD Flowers 
 Elise Hope Snake Strip Over sized Clutch ($60.00)
The Elise Hope Snake Strip Clutch combines the colors of the desert with the exotic feel of snake skin to add texture and visual interest to any outfit.
Click HERE to visit Elise Hope 
 Unwined Candles 3 candle gift set, plus a coupon for another free candle! ($85)
 Grapefruit, Eastern Amber, and Vanilla Bean candles will come to you in one of their rustic inspired gift boxes. Made from reused wine bottles, all-natural soy wax, and infused with relaxing scents, Unwined Candles are sure to please! "Every day is a great day to Unwined"
Click HERE to visit Unwined Candles 
KidKraft Sort it & Store it Espresso Bin Unit ($95)
 Kiss that clutter goodbye! KidKraft's Primary Storage Bin Unit gives kids 12 different convenient places to store toys, clothes, sports equipment & more. 12 plastic storage bins - three red, three blue, three yellow and three green. Bins are all interchangeable. Smart, sturdy construction.
 Click HERE to visit KidKraft
$20 Gift Certificate To Bella Grace Children's Boutique:
Persnickety, Biscotti/Kate Mack, Mayoral, Le Top, Haute Baby, Joyfolie, Warrior Poet and many more of the top labels in Baby and Children's clothing, as well as gifts and decor.
Click Here To Visit Bella Grace Children's Boutique 
 Lovely Little Mama Boutique Zahara Necklace ($28)
Make a statement this spring with this lovely green bohemian style gold necklace.
Length: 20" + ext. Lobster Claw Clasp
Click HERE to visit Lovely Little Mama Boutique 
 4 It Works Ultimate Body Applicators ($100)
The It Works Ultimate Body Applicator is a non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with powerful botanically-based ingredients that make up a formula that delivers maximum tightening, toning and firming where applied to the skin. You can expect "ultimate" results from this applicator within 45 minutes!
Click HERE to visit Diamond Wraps
Thirty-one, two-in-one, Cosmetic Bag ($35)
Two bags in one! This cosmetic bag is AWESOME! The inside is covered in an easy to clean plastic which is nice for spills! It also comes with a smaller inside bag which comes in handy to hold smaller stuff or if you want to take it on the go!
Click HERE to visit Thirty-one  
Baya Leather Wallet ($80)
"Baya" is the leather wallet range from indyK. The wallets come in various sizes and colors. This wallet has 12 card slots and 2 zippered coin sections. The wallets are hand made in Bali, Indonesia and the each wallet has a unique flower design.
Click HERE to visit indyK
3 Packs Of Braza Cami 'N' Lace Camisole Inserts ($36)
Not everyone feels confident wearing a deep v-neck, and that's where Cami 'N' Lace comes in handy. Conveniently snaps to bra straps for instant and discreet cover. Lace and solid tricot combined for a classic mock camisole.
Click HERE to visit Braza
  $50 gift certificate to Entangled Bliss
Consciously Created jewelry. Handmade stamped and customized jewelry.
Every piece is unique and created with tender loving care.
Click HERE to visit Entangled Bliss
Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette ($16.00)
 Look your most luminous, thanks to these cubes: with a sweep of a brush, shimmery shades of pink, gold and bronze combine for allover color, or dab individual shades onto eyelids using your finger.
9 shades combined add instant radiance to skin
Individual shades light up the lids with gorgeous shimmer
 Bendable cream-to-powder formula
Click Here to visit the Mark E-Boutique
 MaDa Designs: Mustache Tunic and Golden Bauble Set ($54.50)
Mada's mustache tunic has been this year's hot seller! It's a raglan
sleeve tunic paired with an edgy, light-weight black vest. The golden
bauble set matches perfectly with all of MaDa's designs. Made from
golden wood beads, the necklace is a longer length. Perfect for girls
of all ages.... even Mamas! The matching elastic bracelet completes
the set!
Click HERE to visit Mada Designs
Darling: Aztec Necklace & Monogrammed Leather Cuff ($38)
Darling's Aztec Necklace is the perfect accessory. It's simple, but it
packs a sparkle!
Darling's monogrammed leather cuff is our best-seller! A gorgeous faux
leather, pewter cuff is monogrammed with platinum thread. It's elegant
& edgy all at the same time.
Click HERE to visit Darling
The Scentsy Buddy Safari Collection ($25)
the Scentsy Buddy Safari Collection–in a new size, just perfect for snuggling.  Affectionate and cuddly, each buddy is approximately 8” tall when seated and approximately 12” tall from head to toe. They come alive with fragrance when you place a Scent Pak in the zippered pocket in their back.  You choose which Buddy you would like as well as the Scent of the Scent Pak. 
Click HERE to visit Scentsy
Lola Blue The Closet Rose Gold Arm Candy ($35)
 Sparkle in rose gold with these exquisite bracelets with pave style stones, they make for stunning arm candy!
Click HERE to visit Lola Blue The Closet  
 Toxic Sass: Peaches N' Cream Lite headband ($10)
This headband has a peach and cream lacy looking fabric with pearl trim and cream flowers with a pearl accent.
Click HERE to visit Toxic Sass
TreSkinRX Two Week Trial Kit & Full Size EX3 Daily Renewing Exfoliant ($100)
Experience the difference professional grade products formulated with pharmaceutical grade aloe make to the look & feel of your skin. Two week trial kit includes four products to Cleanse, Exfoliate and Protect. Doctor formulated; containing no parabens, or fragrance, no animal testing.
EX3 Daily Renewing Exfoliant delivers a pH of 2.1 to 2.3, as close to a doctor's in office chemical peel without the high cost or harsh burn.
Click HERE to visit TreSkinRx
"Easy Does It" belt for infants and children ($12)
 If you're like me, you have trouble finding pants that fit your child. When the length is right, the waist is too big. Our saggy pants problem is solved! The single ring and Velcro closure is so quick and easy, even your potty training big kid can handle it!  Not to mention... how cute are these belts?! You choose the belt color and ribbon print combination to design your own!
Click HERE to visit Maria Turner Creations 
Mug Cozy ($14)
This mug cozy is crocheted and designed by LaBelle Madeleine. It will keep your mug warm and give you extra time to enjoy your coffee... or tea.
Click HERE to visit LaBelle Madeleine  
Heartstring Designs Scrapbooking Kit ($27.99)
Vintage Wonder kit (January release 2013). Chuck full of crafty goodness.
Click HERE to visit Heartstring Designs
1 dozen "Boston Bones" and a half dozen of various spring shape homemade dog treats. ($8)
Kanine Krunchies are made using only the best ingredients. Kanine Krunchies never contain the chemicals, preservatives, or bi-products of store bought treats.
Click HERE to visit Kanine Krunchies 
Cinderella Tutu Dress ($30-38)
This Cinderella tutu dress is one of their most popular dresses by Kimberly's Creations. It has layers of light blue tulle with white tulle puffs on the side. The straps tie at each shoulder.
Click HERE to visit Kimberly's Creations
(1) Loving Wives Club Membership  ($19.99)
Need a quick and easy way to focus on your man? Our step-by-step romance kits help you pull off a fun and flirty night with your husband. We come up with all the ideas and cards for you and e-mail them to you once a month. Let us help you add more love to your life!
Also below:
(5) March Madness Date Kits ($1.99 each)
If your husband likes basketball then he’ll love this “March Madness” Date Kit. You will get an instant download with all of our great ideas and printables for the perfect date.
KnitsyBitsy Size 0-3 month Star Stitch Beanie ($15)
Made with hand-spun and hand-dyed super soft yarn.  For every sale, Knitsy Bitsy donates a preemie hat to her local NICU. 
Jen’s Cute Creations Tutu Dress ($25)
Yellow Tutu Dress size Newborn to 6 months.

Can you believe it?!?!?!?!? One lucky winner will win it all (a $1,157.47 total)!!!!
Giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18 and over (I am not responsible for prize delivery) and please make sure to let the Rafflecopter widget fully load (below). 

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