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Consider Precious Platinum for Your Next Jewelry Purchase

This post brought to you by Platinum Guild International USA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Platinum. Perhaps you have heard of this option when it comes to selecting your fine jewelry. I know when I got engaged it was definitely a very popular choice.  For the first time in recent history, the price of gold per ounce has risen higher than that of platinum! That means that stunning platinum rings like the one shown above are more affordable than ever!
Here are some more great reasons to consider platinum! 
  1. With the value of platinum so high, a woman can choose a platinum wedding band or a platinum engagement ring with confidence, knowing that it will look as beautiful on her 50th Anniversary as it does on her wedding day.
  2. Platinum is a naturally white metal, meaning it will never fade or change color, or need to be dipped or re-plated. However, white gold jewelry needs to be re-dipped about once or twice a year to retain its white color.
  3. Platinum is a naturally white metal so it will not cast any of its own color into a diamond. For example, think about celebrities walking the red carpet who want their jewelry to sparkle!
  4. The density of platinum makes it more durable than other jewelry metals. Fact: The Hope Diamond and the Taylor-Burton Diamond are both securely set in platinum! Fine jewelry retailers like Tiffany and Cartier will only use platinum in their engagement ring settings.
Visit precious platinum for more information on platinum and for some stunning eye candy. My 8th wedding anniversary is coming soon. I am dreaming about a platinum pendant like the one below. Isn't it so beautiful?! What kind of platinum jewelry are you dreaming of?
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Don't miss this sale on these super cute organizing products from the Macbeth Collection!

Perry Ocean Drive Storage Cube

Marrakesh Kelly Mitt & Pot Holder Set

Perry Shopping Trunk Organizer

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Happy organizing! :: Your Party Starts Here!

Planning a party can be so expensive! There is help! offers a large selection of products at great prices to meet all your party planning needs! They offer a fantastic selection of birthday, wedding, Halloween, bridal and baby shower party supplies. You will also find a great selection of pre-made party packs, and a vast inventory of inexpensive party supplies

You will find the perfect theme for your party at Whether you are looking for Angry Birds or Twilight or Mario Party Supplies, you will find them all there. Just look at some of the great themes that are available.
  • Lion King
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  • Glee
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Not only do they offer such a great selection, they also offer fast delivery and excellent customer service. So if you are in a jam and you need party supplies fast, you can could get them from Discount Party Supplies.

I recently placed an order myself and got to experience their fast service. I was so surprised by how quickly my order arrived! They even have same day shipping available. Everything arrived exactly as I had ordered it. I was pleased with the quality.

So if you are planning a wedding, birthday party, retirement party, bachelorette party, baby shower, or another special event, check Discount Party Supplies for exactly what you need to make your event extra special! 
Discount Party Supplies is a leading online retailer of party supplies, birthday supplies, and other party products. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for busy parents and others to host fantastic parties that are fun, easy, and affordable. We know how hectic our lives can get with children, jobs, family, and more, and so we want to make your party planning as simple as possible.
Our vast inventory of party themes allows our guests to choose from a variety of fun party topics. From SpongeBob to Elmo to Star Wars and more, you should conveniently be able to find everything you’re looking for in just a few easy clicks.

Connect :: You can find Discount Party Supplies on their website. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter

Buy It :: You can find everything you need to plan your next party at!

Disclosure: I did not receive any financial compensation for this post. The product information provided in this post came from the sponsor, however the opinions are mine. I did receive free product(s) to facilitate my review from the company or their PR agency. See my full disclosure.

Flash Foto Friday :: My Point of View :: #flashfotofriday

Welcome to Flash Foto Friday hosted by Blog It Forward.
This week the topic is My Point of View.
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My unique Point of View of the Kodak Theatre in LA.

Next week the theme will be My Favorite ...
See you next week!

FREE Custom Mug :: Perfect for Easter or Mother's Day

Ink Garden

Just in time for Easter or Mother's Day! Take advantage of ordering this FREE Custom Mug! What a great personalized gift! Just order your free customizable 11 oz. mug from Ink Garden using the code FREEMUG. Shipping is just $5.99. 

H2O Plus :: Transform Your Skin with the Power of the Sea.

H2O Plus makes purely powerful skincare products: their formulas hydrate, repair and recharge skin with sea-sourced nutrients and proprietary sciences. The sea is their laboratory! 
Deep within dynamic waters, we cultivate the skin-changing power of marine life. Brilliant seaweeds and algae thrive in a vigorous underwater environment where they absorb a rich concentration of minerals and antioxidants, carried by strong currents.
Through careful research and constant discovery, we isolate the most efficacious varieties, unlocking their power and distilling it into our scientifically proven formulas. From a vibrant marine ecosystem, we infuse your skin with the deepest source of life, strength and vitality.

I have always been a fan of skincare that uses natural ingredients like sea salt, clay and mud. Therefore, I was really looking forward to trying these sea-derived skin care products from H2O Plus.

An all-natural revitalizing scrub that exfoliates dull surface cells to a reveal healthy glow with Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Sea Lavender.

A deep-cleansing treatment to clarify oil-prone skin with Kaolin Clay, Olive Leaf Extract and Oil-Controlling Marine Blend.

What I love about these products:
  • The Sea Pure Reviving Body Buffer is 100% natural! It is gentle yet effective in polishing away dead skin. It smells wonderful; like a fresh, clean spa! It leaves my skin feeling hydrated too!
  • The Sea Clear 10-Minute Mattifying Mud Mask is one of the best masks I have tried. You can feel its deep cleaning power as it purifies pores and absorbs access oil. Everything washes away easily when finished. This leaves my skin feel so revitalized! 
Discover H2O Plus' indulgent, sea-inspired skin and body care products. They are luxurious and purifying must-haves formulated with marine botanicals.

Connect :: You can find more information about H2O Plus' sea-derived skin care products via their website. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter

Buy It :: You can buy products by H2O Plus through the company's retail stores, online at or at Ulta. The Sea Pure Reviving Body Buffer sells for $27.00 and the Sea Clear 10-Minute Mattifying Mud Mask sells for $15.00.

Disclosure: I did not receive any financial compensation for this post. The product information provided in this post came from the sponsor, however the opinions are mine. I did receive free product(s) to facilitate my review from the company or their PR agency. See my full disclosure.

MGSkinLabs by Dr. Michele Green, MD

Dr. Michele S. Green is a board certified dermatologist based in New York City, with a specialty in cosmetic dermatology. With the access to cutting-edge research and ingredients from around the world coupled with her knowledge about what woman want, she formulated her own specialty line of products called MGSkinLabs.
“If I’m going to recommend a product, I really have to believe in it,” she says. “With countless brands all making similar claims, woman are confused, and using the wrong product can be worse than using no products at all.”
I recently tried two products from the MGSkinLabs line.

Daily, lightweight sunblock worn under makeup.

Like an at-home peel, for acne-prone skin and oil control.

What I love about these products:
  • The Ultra Sheer Facial Sunscreen SPF 25 is fabulous. There are normally two things that I don't like about wearing sunscreen on my face. 1) It is too oily. 2) It ruins my makeup when I try to apply it over the sunscreen. This sunscreen is so sheer that you don't have to worry about either one. It goes on light. It stays on. You can easily apply makeup right over the sunscreen! Thank you Dr. Green!
  • I like the Retexturizing Pads because they feel so good! You just take one pad and wipe affected areas 1-3 times a day. I find that I only need to do this once a day. My skin feels refreshed and revitalized after I use the pad! I notice my skin is less oily and it keeps the blemishes away.
I am very impressed with MGSkinLabs products. It makes me want to try more products in the line. These products use the most synergistic blends of clinically-proven ingredients and sophisticated technologies to address a variety of skincare challenges caused by environmental assaults and just plain genetics. If you have skin concerns you will want to take a look at these amazing products by Dr. Michele Green.

Connect :: You can find more information about Dr. Michele Green, MD and her line of products on her website. 

Buy It :: You can buy MGSkinLabs products directly from! The Ultra Sheer Facial Sunscreen SPF 25 sells for $25.00 and the Retexturizing Pads sell for $65.

Disclosure: I did not receive any financial compensation for this post. The product information provided in this post came from the sponsor, however the opinions are mine. I did receive free product(s) to facilitate my review from the company or their PR agency. See my full disclosure.

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Umberto Beverly Hills :: Professional Quality Hair Products

For over three decades, Umberto Savone has developed a reputation for supreme hair care. Noted hair stylist and master cutter, Umberto offers his experience from servicing his exclusive clientele through professional hair care products. 

Umberto has created the ultimate line of professional quality hair care products to give his clients (and anyone) exactly what they need to maintain beautiful hair at home. Umberto Beverly Hills is sold exclusively at Target and his West Coast salons. 

I was able to try two products from the Umberto Beverly Hills styling line.

An ultra light, hydrating liquid foam that instantly adds body for a big and beautiful finish.

Get full-bodied hair when curling or blow drying.

What I love about these products:
  • The Volume Boosting Foam goes on light and doesn't weigh my hair down. It gives me light hold and makes my hair super soft!
  • The Volumizer Thickening Spray holds in my curls without making them stiff or sticky. My curls are left soft and bouncy.
  • Both products leave my hair fuller with more body and shine.
  • These products are available at Target!

My hair is wavy, very thick and long. So I normally don't reach for volumizing products. However, I was very pleased with these styling products from Umberto Beverly Hills. Very often I find myself reaching for the Volume Boosting Foam instead of my normal hair gel. Why? I love how soft it makes my hair! When I am finished drying, I like to add the Volumizer Thickening Spray to hold in my waves without leaving my hair stiff and sticky. If you are looking for salon quality results at home, you should try Umberto Beverly Hills!

Connect :: You can find more information about Umberto Beverly Hills on their website. 

Buy It :: You can buy professional hair products from Umberto Beverly Hills at Target! The Volume Boosting Foam sells for $9.99 and the Volumizer Thickening Spray sells for $8.99.

Disclosure: I did not receive any financial compensation for this post. The product information provided in this post came from the sponsor, however the opinions are mine. I did receive free product(s) to facilitate my review from the company or their PR agency. See my full disclosure.

WellnessMats :: Comfort and Well-Being for You; Heaven for Your Feet :: Review and Giveaway

When I was visiting my aunt and uncle this past holiday season, I noticed this amazing floor mat that they had in their kitchen. Walking on it was like walking on a cloud. It was truly heaven for my feet! I asked my aunt where she got it and she told me it was from WellnessMats. I knew that I needed one for my own home!

About Wellness Mats:
Our revolutionary anti-fatigue mats are ergonomically engineered and medically proven to provide you (and your feet) unsurpassed comfort, safety, relief and well-being. It is that simple. Step onto WellnessMats and experience the cushioned, lasting comfort and support we provide – your feet, knees, hips and back will thank you. WellnessMats are the perfect kitchen mat (at the stove, sink or oven), vanity mat (no more achy feet!), garage mat, and even laundry mat (iron in comfort!) place us anywhere you find yourself on your feet! Cook, clean & create in comfort.
I was so excited when I received my own WellnessMat! Now I wish I had more than one, that is how much I love it! It was hard deciding where to place it! Should I put it in front of the sink? In front of the stove? Finally we decided to put it in front of the sink. It fits very nicely and it looks fantastic. I chose a mat from the motif collection. Isn't it beautiful?

Take a stand on a premier anti-fatigue mat! Say hello to comfort and goodbye to back, knee, and foot pain. These revolutionary anti-fatigue floor mats are ergonomically engineered and medically proven to provide unsurpassed comfort, safety, relief, and support while you stand, wherever you stand. WellnessMats 7-year comprehensive warranty guarantees it. You can't beat these features and benefits.
  • Unmatched comfort
  • Premium 3/4" thick
  • Edges will never curl
  • No-trip ¾ beveled edge
  • Anti-microbial (by design)
  • Puncture & heat resistant
  • Stain & dirt resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Safe & non-toxic (PVC-Free)
  • 7 Year Warranty!
We have been enjoying our WellnessMat for a few weeks now. When my husband gets home from work he takes off his work boots and goes over to stand on the mat for some foot relief. True story! He even made the comment once, "Why don't they make shoes like this?" He is not the only one enjoying the mat. I don't mind doing the dishes now (as much) because I know I will get to stand on my luxurious floor mat for a little while. WellnessMats would be perfect for anyone who is on their feet for a long period of time. It would be perfect in a shop garage, in a salon, in a chefs kitchen and of course for the everyday consumer. I would highly recommend WellnessMats to anyone who wants to alleviate aches and pains, while increasing energy and productivity!

Connect :: You can find WellnessMats on their website. You can also keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Buy It :: You can purchase anti-fatigue floor mats from WellnessMats starting at $119.95 for the 3x2 size.

Disclosure: I did not receive any financial compensation for this post. All opinions are my own and uninfluenced by anyone else. I did receive free product(s) to facilitate my review from the company or their PR agency. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or Twitter. See my full disclosure.

#MissionGiveaway :: Win a Hershey's Easter Basket!

Mission Giveaway started with the $100 Story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are the Mission Giveaway Group!

Easter is just around the corner ... let's Celebrate with Hershey's!

Hershey's is offering a great Grand Prize this week! The winner will receive a fully loaded Easter Basket for you and a friend!

The Grand Prize includes:
  • Easter basket and grass
  • Reese's 6oz Peanut Butter Egg
  • Hershey's Solid Milk Chocolate Snapsy Bunny
  • Jolly Rancher Sours Bunny Gummies
  • Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans
  • Mini Cadbury Crème Eggs (12 pack)
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs Candy
  • Reese's Mini Reester Bunnies Chocolates
  • Twizzlers Strawberry Twists
  • Hershey's Milk Chocolate Drops
About Our Sponsor:

Come check out the Virtual Bunny Trail: Hershey's is creating the first-ever virtual Bunny Trail leading up to Easter! We are featuring select stories in which bloggers are sharing their favorite Easter memories and traditions. We've also included on the site videos with information and tips on how our fans make Easter special for their families.

You can find more information on new and classic Hershey's Easter products here.

PIN From A to Z :: The Letter L is De-L-icious!

Welcome to PIN From A to Z.
I have the letter L and the best thing that starts with L is my name!
But beyond that I realized that many of my favorite foods start with L.

Let's start with lemons = love.

Lemon Curd Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
How cute and delicious do these look?

Key Lime Pie Cupcakes
Key Lime Pie + Cupcakes = Are you kidding me?!

[via] me!
Shrimp and Scallop Scampi with Linguine
This is probably my favorite food. I love seafood pasta!

[via] me!
Baked Lobster Tails
Wow. So delicious!

Frozen Coconut Limeade
Put the lime in the coconut and mix it all up!

Mini Lasagna Cups
I want to try these!

Lollipop Cookies
Fabulous idea - I call the pink one!

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Now check out the rest of the letters in PIN From A-Z!