Monday, October 28, 2013

{Product Review} My Caring Cross: "When I Am Afraid I Will Trust In You"

Hey everyone!

So, with the holidays coming up I wanted to share something really thoughtful and beautiful that I am sure a lot of you would love to get and give as Christmas presents. It's a beautiful hand carved wooden cross, but it's actually much more than that. It's an olivewood caring cross.

Caring Crosses are individually carved from a single unique piece of beautifully grained olive wood pruned from the olive trees around Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus. Christians have been carving crosses like this for hundreds of years, originally for pilgrims and more recently tourists visiting the Holy Land. Each craftsman receives a fair price to support their family and Christian community. The Caring Cross is designed to fit comfortably into the palm of your hand as an aid to prayer or meditation. Ideal as your spiritual companion for easing children's fears, comforting worries and stresses of adults and focusing the prayer of the sick and elderly.

So, as you can see these cross are very special and extremely unique. I don't know of anywhere else you can get something like this nor if anyone actually makes crosses out of the actual olivewood from Bethlehem.

I received my a few weeks ago and it is just stunningly beautiful. The olivewood is soft but strong and feels beautiful in the hand. It's light so that anyone can hold it with ease as the shape of the cross fits into anyone's hand. I swear it was as if someone had craved it especially for me because my hand fit it so perfectly. It also makes a beautiful addition to the mantel or shelf. Everyone who has saw it has asked me where I got it from and wanted to know where they could get them one.

The Caring Cross is made from genuine olive wood in Bethlehem, the Holy Land.  Designed specifically to fit within the contours of your hand they are perfect to hold during prayer or meditation.  Caring Crosses make a wonderful gift to say "thanks" or "I care" to your pastors, priests, bible study groups, prayer groups or any family member or friend in need of a little boost in faith.

Buy My Caring Cross

As a special offer until Christmas you can now get 10% off of your order.

Discount Code: YOURCROSS

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Consider giving a Olive Wood cross to remind friends and family of the sacrifice he made for us.
Every order helps a Christian in Bethlehem support their family and community.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

{Product Review w/ Coupon Code} Customized iPhone Case from @casepicsSY

Hey everyone!

I have a quick little review for you all today. It's a really awesome company that does personalized iPhone cases for your iPhone. They take your personal picture and put it on a case. I mean, how awesome is that! I love having personalized stuff for my iPhone and other electronics and having something so meaningful with me all of the time is great. The best part about these cases though, is the fact they are super affordable. They are only $19.99 and the fact you can have them customized with any of your personal pictures is amazing. I dare you to try and find other cases for this price and have it customized like this for less. Oh, and with such great quality.

It was hard to choose which picture I wanted to use but I finally choose one that meant a lot to me. So here it is! My custom iPhone case from



I apologize for the quality of the photos because when I got my case I had to take the pictures with a not so great camera phone. However, I can personally say that the quality of the case is exceptional and it's super easy to put on as it just snaps into place. I have had it on my iPhone for about a month and while there are a few small scratches here and there they are just normal wear and tear. Honestly, this case has lasted longer than some of the other ones I have had. Also, the picture is rich and photo quality, it doesn't look cheap or anything. It's looks great!

They also have other products you can customize also ...

All in all, I was greatly impressed with this company and the work they do. The case is wonderfully made and great quality. It's a hard plastic and I think it will last me a long time.

Coupon Code

In order to bring something super special to all of my wonderful and beautiful readers I have teamed up with to bring all of you 20% off your order from Now, you only have until Nov 15th 2013 to use this code so hurry and don't let this offer slip through your fingers. These cases would make wonderful Christmas presents.

Be sure to use code: TPR20
when checking out to get 20% off your order!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

{Product Review} @Prevagen Memory Aid

From the makers of Quincy Bioscience, Prevagen (pronounced “prev-uh-gen”) is a unique brain health supplement that promotes clearer thinking and improves memory. Prevagen’s main ingredient is a new use for a well-known protein called “apoaequorin” which was originally found in a certain species of jellyfish.

As we age, the body’s ability to produce essential proteins slows down. When this happens you begin to lose about 30,000 brain cells every day, and may start to experience difficulty with memory, focus and concentration. Apoaequorin has been clinically tested and shown to supplement these proteins during the natural process of aging and improves brain health and overall memory.

In 2012, Prevagen became the number one selling brain health supplement in chain drug stores across the country, and continues to remain on top. Prevagen is available in health food stores and pharmacies nationwide including Walgreen, CVS, Rite Aid, and Vitamin Shoppe.

Prevagen is safe and effective. Daily use for 30-90 days is the recommended length of time to experience noticeable results.

Hey everyone!

How's everyone doing today? Me? Well, I am doing pretty darn good. I gotta say that the last week has been pretty tough and my family has been going through some rough stuff and we are slowly starting to get back into the rhythm of things.

Anyway, speaking of rhythms, does anyone else find it hard to remember stuff sometimes. Nothing to bad but just sometimes you will be doing something and forget that you were supposed to be looking for something else. I know I do so I was excited when I was picked to try out this new memory aid type stuff from a company called Prevagen. Now, I know what you might be thinking. Why on earth would I want to take a pill to help with memory that probably won't work anyway. Hey, I was right there with ya. Just because there is a pill for it doesn't mean you need it. But I looked into the company and product before I even expressed any interest in trying it out and here is what I found out about Prevagen.

  • The main ingredient in Prevagen® is “apoaequorin”, which was originally discovered in jellyfish. Prevagen® is now made in a controlled scientific process developed by university researchers and scientists in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Prevagen can be taken with all other medications and it won't affect them in any type of way. However, it is always a good idea to talk with your doctor before taking any kind of supplementation.
  • The best part is that there are only 6 ingredients in Prevagen and I can actually pronounce and know what they are.
Also, I want to point out something, and all other companies take note!

Do you see that? Do you see the peel tab that is on this bottle. Yeah, that small little thing is the best thing ever! Seriously, everyone has tried to open a pill bottle before and trying to get through that safety seal is just the worst thing. I mean, seriously I need a light-saber to get through most of them. This one was perfect though. A child wouldn't be able to open it but an adult can with a little elbow grease and it pulls right off. Seriously, every single bottle should have the little grip pull thing.

My Review

I started taking this product as soon as I received it because I wanted to make sure to give it plenty of time to work and then I wanted to stop taking it so that I could see if there were any changes in my memory that maybe I didn't pick up on until after I stopped taking it.

Well, the results are in. There were actually noticeable changes in my memory when I was taking Prevagen. My mind was clearer and sharper. I was able to remember things much better than before and after taking Prevagen and I even felt better. Even everyone around me noticed an improvement in my memory because I wasn't spacing off as much and could easily get things done faster and better. It was as if a fog had been lifted and I could actually retain and remember information.

All in all, I think this product is actually true to it's claims. It does help to improve a person's memory and even gives a person a clearer way of thinking. I would definitely continue taking this product.

Buy the Product

To find out more information about Prevagen go to:

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

{Yummies} Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake

Hey everyone!

How ya'll doing? Well, I am happy, happy, happy for it to finally be fall. All of the leaves are changing and the fall spices are coming out to say hello. I couldn't be more happy. Except for maybe when I made this recipe I am going to share with all of you.

Now, I found this recipe a while back and honestly I can't for the life of me remember where I found it, probably on Pinterest as I am a Pinterest addict, but I saw it and I knew I had to make it.

Anyone who knows me knows how much Starbucks and I are bffs and how much I love all of their stuff. However, I am doing all I can to try and cut back on my sweets because I am trying to lose weight. So, that is why I am loving this version of Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake so much better than the original.

So enough gabbing and on with the cooking.

Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake


1 1/2 c. All Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Ground Cloves
1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
1 1/2 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Fat Free VanillaYogurt
3 Egg Whites
1 c. Canned Pumpkin

  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Grease a loaf pan, set aside.
  • Sift the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, and nutmeg, into a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, yogurt, and egg whites. Whisk thoroughly until blended. Stir in the pumpkin. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture. Stir until completely incorporated.
  • Pour into pan and bake for 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Let cool on a wire rack. Makes 8 serving.
  • Add a powdered sugar glaze or cream cheese frosting if desired :)

Now, I did tweak mine when I made it because I wanted a little more spice so instead of using each of the spices I used pumpkin pie spice and then added a bit more Cinnamon. I also used 3 whole eggs instead of just the whites because in my house we use the whole eggs and not just one or the other because usually it would be wasted and I hate wasting stuff. Other than that I followed the directions and I have to say this beat out the original by miles. It was so light and fluffy. It was pure heaven. Oh, and I did cheat a bit. :D I made up a simple sugar glaze of powdered sugar and milk but added a bit of pumpkin pie spice and a dash of Cinnamon to it. Seriously though, the cake doesn't need it but the glaze just pushed the cake right over the edge of goodness.

This cake is also just glorious the next day and keeps extremely well even a few days after that wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. It didn't become hard but kept its moist fluffy texture.

So, there you have it. A slightly better for you Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake.

I want to see pictures! If you guys make this or have made it let me know in the comments below and if you have pictures let me see those too.

Have fun and get cooking!!

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

{Debit Card Review} New Debit Card from

Hey everyone!

I wanted to share something pretty cool with all of you. As you all know I really hate credit cards and bank debit cards. It's like nothing I do and no matter how much I do to keep up with my spending something always happens and I end up getting over drawn. Honestly, it's like the banks want you to get over drawn because that is how they earn their money.

Well, I had enough of the bank drama a few years ago and started using re-loadable debit cards which was the best decision I ever made. The best thing about using a re-loadable debit card is the fact I don't have to worry about being over drawn and I can now get a stylish card to match my many moods.

Therefore, when I was asked to try out a new company called that had awesome personalized debit cards I was pretty thrilled. The selection is crazy awesome and there are cards for everyone.

Here is the one I decided to get.

Of course, I am not about to post my actual card. But this is the background of my pretty card that I got and there are loads more cards to choose from.

Here is just a sampling of other cards you can choose from.

Now lets get down to the technical because I am sure everyone is wanting to know how much does this card cost (because there are always fees involved, right?) and what is included with this card.

About creates Fair, Fashionable and Fun online banking solutions. prepaid visas - James Dean, The Three Stooges, Frida Kahlo, Puerto Rico, Eartha Kitt, Mike Conley, Brett Favre, Bettie Page and more prepaid Visa cards are your connection to what you love. Loading Card Members get VIP access and rewards focused on the passion pictured on their card. A card from your favorite band might get you early access to concert tickets or limited edition merch or free MP3s. A card from your favorite Cause might help provide clean water to a community in need or support cancer research. is safer than cash. All loaded funds are 100% FDIC insured. You can load money in many convenient ways including with cash at Western Union and through direct deposit from your employer or federal benefits. You can transfer funds from card to card. You can use ATMs and shop near home and around the world. treats you as an individual who is cool like James Dean, sultry like Bettie Page or a cat-lover with a heart of gold. empowers you to spend and save intelligently with your own customized debit card. lets you represent the things you care about, with awesome perks along the way.

All in all this card was super simple to use and I could use it anywhere that accepted Visa. I also didn't have to worry if I had enough money to cover my expenses or if I would go over what I had on my card because if there wasn't enough on the card to cover the cost then the card wouldn't go through. Therefore, no over draft fees.

Seriously, with this card you don't have to worry about credit checks, or check cashing fees, no overdraft fees, late fees. You have access to ATMs worldwide and you can always use your card anywhere Visa or MasterCard is accepted. Another great thing about this card is that it is super easy to load. You can add money through direct deposit or you can do it through Green Dot, MoneyPak, Western Union, PayPal, or you can even photo-capture a check with their Android and iPhone app and add money that way. How super awesome and super simple is that?!

So, with all the great benefits of having a pre-paid debit card what are you still doing here. Go get yours now through

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Disclosure Notice: I received this product for free in exchange for my personal and honest review. I did receive a small monetary compensation for this review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.