Review: Pearl & Clasp Earrings

What girl doesn’t like jewelry, right? So when I was asked to try out a new pair of pearl earrings from Pearl & Clasp, how could I say no?

With that said, I have to admit I don’t wear pearls on a daily basis. My position as Household CEO really doesn’t require pearls.Nevertheless, I wore them while in the trenches of motherhood. For someone who usually wears a pair of silver hoops, the button pearl earrings were a nice change.

The earrings themselves are so light that you don’t even feel like you’re wearing anything at all. Also, the backs are extremely durable so you don’t have to worry about losing an earring. That’s a big deal when you’re around kids all day and just about anything can and does happen.

The black pearls also pretty much go with anything, making them a must have item for your jewelry box. They are also a great accessory, especially with the holidays coming up.

I’m looking forward to wearing these earrings in the future, perhaps for a little night out?


* I was compensated with a pair of earrings to complete this review.

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 Live life to the fullest with the help of motivational wall quotes

I can tell you a simple story which will make you understand how being motivated is vital to stay alive. A man lived near my house for many years until recently he expired due to old age. He was a freedom fighter and was an active participant in the freedom struggle. He faced various types of situation and suffered a lot of hardship in his young days.

Once I went to his place to invite him for a small, friendly gathering in my place along with my other neighbors. When I entered his house I saw the place was filled with mementos, show pieces and pictures which were a part of the freedom struggle movement.

There were numerous photographs of him along with the other freedom fighters holding the national flag and he looked so young. When I complimented him on his home decor he said the pictures and other decorations motivate him to live his life to the fullest. I too wanted to do what he did with his home which made me do research on various home decor techniques and that is how I found about motivational wall quotes. I hope you will also like to create your quotes.

Various instances of how motivational wall quotes can help you in different walks of life


 There are several ways or link through which you can get good quality motivational wall quotes which will touch your heart and give you a sense of well being. There are various wall quotes which fall under the motivational category but are very stupid and sarcastic in nature. Remember you need wall quotes which will help you to achieve the goals which you want to accomplish.

Be motivated to reduce your weight with motivational wall quotes

For people who are overweight, they can get loads of motivational wall quotes particularly dedicated for obese people to help them to normalize their weight. These wall quotes will motivate everyday to exercise and diet and remind them the fact that they have to get back in shape and more importantly the fact that they can do it as nothing is impossible.


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If you are weak in any subject then you can find various colorful quotations on that specific subject, for example – mathematics, which will encourage you to practice and study harder so that they can get good marks and score well so as to overcome your fear for that subject. There are many people nowadays who for job or study requirement had to relocate to another city and are staying alone without any friends or families. Motivational wall quotes can support and help them to go on, in their day to day life and become their best friend.

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Farfaria App Review & Giveaway

As a parent, we all know the importance of reading to our children. As a parent in the 21st century, we also know that kids these days love technology. So why not blend the two? Many companies these days are doing so as they find ways of teaching through technology. There are numerous apps out there that teach numbers, letters, and reading. If you’re like me, sifting through to find the right app for your child is time consuming and annoying. Luckily, one app, FarFaria, found me. So, my children and I had the opportunity to try it out. Honestly, I’m glad we did. FarFaria is an app for your iPhone, iPad or Android device that contains more than 750 illustrated children’s books. Five new titles are added weekly. When you open the app, you simply pick from various groupings, such as “Pre-school Playground”,  “Mt. Make Believe”, or several others. Once you choose, there are several books at your fingertips, all sorted by age groups and  reading abilities ranging from pre-school all the way thru age nine. Preschool Playground Once you pick a book you can choose the option of reading the book to your child or having the app read to you. Since my daughter is learning site words in Kindergarten, I find it helpful when the app reads to us, so I can help her point out and spell the site words on the screen. Even my two-year-old gets into it. Since using the app for about one week, I think we’ve already gone through about fifty stories! I can honestly say my kids love it. They actually ask me if we can do the “iPad books”. The app even has a feature where you can mark your favorites. This is helpful because I’ve found it a little difficult to find certain stories again after we’ve read them once. While we absolutely love FarFaria, I’m careful that our “old school” books don’t get lost. For every digital book we read, there’s one real book to follow. I think using both is a great tool on the path to learning and helping your children read. Here’s your chance to win one FREE three month membership! Just enter below! One random winner will be selected on September 19, 2014. Must be 18 or older to enter!!

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*I was compensated with a membership to the FarFaria app to complete this review.

Sheer Cover Make-Up Review

If you know me then you know I’m not a big make-up person. So, you may be asking why I would be doing a make-up review. Well, there are a few reasons.

I mainly don’t like to wear make-up because I don’t like to look and feel like I have it on, especially in the summer. Nothing is grosser then wiping off sweaty foundation. Yuck! Also, as a mother of two, I don’t have time to stand in front of a mirror for a long time to get that perfect, even, “natural” look. I have used plenty of over the counter products, only to let them collect dust and then eventually find a new home in my trash.

So, when I heard of the Sheer Cover line, I was excited to try it out. Concealer, foundation, and bronzer…lets get started. But first, don’t forget your Perfector Primer. This lotion has a silky feel which glided onto my face smoothly without leaving it feeling heavy. It provided the perfect base for the other products to follow.


At first glance, the conceal and brighten trio really caught my eye. I had never seen a duo concealer and a brightener. I could see the difference when I used the three together. The circles under my eyes were not as noticeable. The best part was the concealer didn’t look caked on or fake. Score one.

Next, it was on to the mineral foundation. Once again, an extremely light powdery  consistency made me feel like I had no make-up on at all. At the same time, the foundation did its job to even out my skin and make it look smoother. Score two.

Topping off the look with the sun-kissed bronzing materials brought a nice, natural glow to my face. All three products complimented each other to achieve a healthy look. Score three.

I also had the chance to try out the lengthening mascara and lash extending fibers. While I’m not one for eye make-up, this mascara was also light and natural. At night, it also came off easily and did not irritate my eyes like so many other products do. Score four.

Perhaps the best part about all of these products is that the entire application from start to finish was done in about ten minutes! This is a major score for any mother, whether you work outside or inside the home.

If you would like to try this awesome product line, enter this contest for your chance to win free foundation for one year!

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Review: Baytek RGX Mini Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

IMG_3902As a mom you know packing the bag for the beach or pool is a real pain. It just seems as though there is never enough room for all the towels, toys, and sunscreen. With all the necessary gear, you certainly don’t have room for a bulky speaker so your kids can jam out while building sand castles. That’s why the Baytek RGX Mini Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is great for outdoor use in the summer.
I charged it overnight and used it by the pool for about six hours before the battery ran out. I did have one issue charging it at first, but then realized it was user error! Oops! Once I figured out I was using the wrong connection to charge it, I was good to go. The speaker is great because it’s so small and doesn’t take up a lot of room! It even has a keychain so you don’t have to put it in your bag if you don’t want to.
It’s so much easier than leaving your phone out and using the speaker from it. The Baytech speaker is certainly louder and is easy to sync with your phone. I would certainly recommend this product to others, especially moms who want to bring along some music for a day out with the kids.
*This is a sponsored post. Baytech supplied me with the speaker for this review.

Yoga Workout Essentials

If you’re a mom, there’s a good chance you could use a little Zen in your life. Am I right? I remember pre-kids and diapers, I used to be a yogi. I used to attend one class a week, religiously. Now, not so much. Throw in two kids, school, activities, and crazy schedules and you get less and less time for relaxation. It’s funny because I know I could use it more now than ever before. Now, if they just had a yoga class at midnight…anyway, I digress.

But, I remember there were a few things I always made sure I had so I had the best experience possible during a yoga class. The first thing is to make sure you have the best workout gear. Having the right clothes can make all the difference. That’s especially the case if you’re doing bikram yoga, or “sweaty yoga” like so many people call it. When the room is heated to one hundred plus degrees, you don’t necessarily want to wear your most comfy sweats. That’s why a good pair of bikram yoga shorts is always a good idea. This way you can really maximize your workout and look great in the process. They’re stretchy and comfy so you can really get the best workout.

The other essential is a good mat. I was never one to use the mats provided at the studio. Although you can always clean them off, there’s just something about having your own. You know your germs, not someone else’s!

I also always liked to bring a good water bottle. I know you can always grab a plastic bottle on the go. But, I like the ones that were insulated with a flip top. These were always the best because they not only kept water cold, but also were easier to flip open in the middle of a workout. It’s such a pain to have to stop mid downward facing dog and unscrew a bottle. It’s much easier to flip and pose.

Now that you have the right gear, time to strike a pose and relax. Namaste!





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