Thursday, March 31, 2011

Winner: At Last Naturals Giveaway!

The winner of my At Last Naturals Giveaway is:

Denise/ @lazybones344 email or DM me your snail mail info.

Thanks & Enjoy!

Friday, March 25, 2011

FREE Nook Books

They say that you learn something new everyday. Today was one of those days. And when what I learned involves free stuff, then it's a double whammy kind of day!

I bought my Nook last year. I have the regular, original one. I know that some people love the feel & smell of an actual book. I'm not one of them. Actually, I don't usually go around sniffing books either.
I love everything about my Nook. It's easy on the eyes since it uses e-ink technology. I can make the font larger which helps my aging eyes. I can carry a gazillion books on board the plane without adding extra baggage fees. I can sit on the beach, under my umbrella with a froo-froo drink in one hand and my Nook in the other, and I can still turn the pages. I can go on & on. But let me just go straight to the "Free" part. One great perk. is the fact that Barnes & Noble offers free e-books.

If you know me, you know that I love FREE! Not only do they have Free Fridays, where they offer one or sometimes two, free e-books, but they also have a separate category on their website for free Nook books. Under that category, you get 5 pages with about 100 free titles. That's all well & good right?

Well, today, I discovered a way to find even more free selections. Forget typing FREE in the search box, that will only bring up a couple of extra selections. The secret is typing 0.00 in the search box! Easy as that! You will be shown 1830871 results for 0.00. You can also narrow it down by choosing a genre on the left hand side. Just click on Nook books under Category. I don't know if I will ever make it through all those, but I sure intend to try!

Pick and choose what interests you. Be aware that some may be short stories or previews. You'll need to sift through it and weed out the duds. Ratings and reviews help too.You might also find an author that you really like. If you don't like a selection that you downloaded, delete it. You have nothing to lose. I'm sure that some people may already know about this, but I am sharing it anyways in case there are more out there like me!

Happy FREE reading!

**This is not a paid or sponsored post**

Monday, March 21, 2011

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: At Last Naturals

Is it hot in here? Or is it just me? This is something that I continually ask my husband. For the most part, the answer is that it is just me.

Hot flashes, mood swings and generally periods of being a witch with a capital B! I am 44 and have been dealing with this on & off since I was 36. If you have been a follower on my personal blog, you know that I had a heart attack when I was 35. The following year, I had another huge medical scare when they found a 13cm cyst on my ovary. Since they had to cut to remove the cyst I decided to just remove the ovary & my uterus since I had been having problems in that department as well. So, I was left with one ovary to at least help with the hormones. So all this led to surgically induced menopause. Man, being a girl is not easy! Since I have a cardiac history, I am not supposed to take any HRTs unless they are homeopathic. I have tried another product in the past, but never really felt a difference.

I recently was sent a collection of products to try and review from At Last Naturals. Over the last two weeks,I have been using the At Last Naturals Wild Yam Extra Strength Gel and the At Last Naturals Meno-Herbs2®. I really can't give a thorough review since I've only been using the products for 2 weeks, BUT I have not had a hot flash since I started. I have also noticed that I haven't been feeling the fluttering in my chest, which had also been attributed to menopause. I would also like to think that I am not being quite as witchy too :-)) But I'm sure that my husband would beg to differ. Now, I'm hoping it will help with the weight gain that tagged along as well. I will update once I have had the opportunity to use the products for at least 3 months. I also like that it is not strictly for menopause, it also helps with symptoms of perimeno and PMS.  Wish I had At Last Naturals back when I had PMS.  And I'm sure my family does too!

If you are experiencing symptoms of menopause, peri-menopause or PMS and would like to try a natural alternative to HRT's, try At Last Naturals! Always check with your doctor before starting any type of therapy, natural or not. Giveaway follows.

At Last….Products That Understand What Women Need
You're hot and cold, up and down and you can’t find your libido. Sounds like the lyrics to a really bad country song but unfortunately these feelings are very real to the millions of women who are experiencing symptoms of menopause, perimenopause and/or PMS.
Finally, there is a product that offers you a natural solution to help you get back to feeling like yourself. Introducing At Last Naturals, a line of all, natural products for women –  developed by a woman  – who are experiencing the bothersome symptoms of menopause, peri-menopause or PMS. At Last Naturals, available in topical creams, gels and herbal supplements, was primarily developed to help women embrace all the changes in their life, and restore their body to optimum balance. So, whether you’re 20 or 40 or 50 or any where in between, At Last Naturals can help you keep your body and spirit in balance through each of life’s transitions.
The product line includes the following (detailed descriptions are noted below:)

At Last Naturals Wild Yam Cream (2-ounce tube: $17.75) – This natural cream is rich in diosgenin, a plant compound derived from wild yam that is structurally similar to those found in the body that can naturally help support women gently and effectively during times of imbalance. This, together with its exceptional moisturizing properties, the Wild Yam Cream assists the body in fighting hot flashes, mood swings and other menopausal, perimenopausal and PMS related issues. Suggested retail price: $16.95

At Last Naturals Wild Yam Extra Strength Gel (2-ounce tube: $22.50) – Formulated for women experiencing more bothersome symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood swings and other menopausal, perimenopausal and PMS related issues, the extra strength gel offers a higher concentration of diosgenin (derived from wild yam). At Last Naturals Wild Yam Extra Strength Gel assists the body in fighting more severe symptoms related to menopausal, perimenopausal and PMS. Suggested retail price: $21.00

At Last Naturals Vaginal Gel (5-ounce tube: $9.75) – The non-irritating, water-based gel formula with Vitamin E provides naturally soothing relief for vaginal dryness and to help restore a women’s natural lubrication. Use every day, during
sexual activity or as frequently as needed. Suggested retail price: $8.95

At Last Naturals Wild Yam Meno-Herbs® (90 tablets: $17.75) – An all-herbal tablet formulation containing not only diosgenin, a plant compound derived from wild yam, but also a proprietary blend of key botanicals, such as red clover, dong quai,
black cohosh, raspberry, chaste tree berry and other important herbs for women.  It works synergistically to help balance and support the female system. Suggested retail price: $16.00

At Last Naturals Meno-Herbs2® (with Protykin®) (90 tablets:$26.95) – An all-herbal, proprietary tablet formulation made with 10 botanicals, as well a Protykin®, a standardized Trans- RESVERATROL high potency 200:1 extract of Polygonum cuspidatum (root). This powerful antioxidant and cardioprotectant contains 50% phytoestrogens (natural plant estrogens). As a phytoestrogen, Protykin® helps provide natural menopause relief by helping maintain normal estrogen activity, reducing hot flashes, balancing mood swings and promoting healthy bone density. Derived from the root of Polygonum cuspidatum, an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, Protykin® contains more than 1,000-times the amount of the same antioxidant ingredient in red wine that is believed to promote cardiovascular health
and reduce the effects of premature aging. In addition, the formula contains red clover, black cohosh, dong quai, wild yam, raspberry, chaste tree berry and other important herbs for women that work synergistically to help balance and support the female system. This unique, extra-strength herbal combination provides a rich source of isoflavins and natural plant estrogens.  It can be taken alone or as a safe and effective adjunct to the entire At Last Naturals® topical line.Suggested retail price: $24.50

At Last Naturals Equigest® Progesterone Cream (2-ounce tube: $26.00) – This external cosmetic progesterone cream is applied to specific areas of the body to deliver just the right combination of quality ingredients to help maintain a healthy hormonal balance. At Last Naturals® Equigest® Progesterone Cream contains USP micronized progesterone (the process of micronization allows for steady, even absorption). USP classifies the progesterone as the highest quality available.  It is formulated in a cream base that also contains vitamin E, vitamin A and pure aloe vera. Suggested retail price: $26.00
Look for At Last Naturals on Facebook,,
to enter the At Last Naturals “Stay Sexy” sweepstakes for a chance to win a great prize package or to learn more about the products and get fun, informative tips for breezing through body changes brought on by menopause, perimenopause and PMS.

At Last Naturals products are available online at, as well as at fine natural food stores nationwide.

At Last Naturals is offering the complete set of products (everything pictured above) to one lucky winner! That is a $120 value!!

To enter, simply leave me a comment telling me which product(s) you are most interested in trying. This is the only mandatory entry. The rest are optional but will increase your chances.

You can also get additional entries by doing any or all of the following (Be sure to leave a separate comment for each):

* Follow me on Twitter

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Sorry, this one is only open to U.S. addresses
Contest ends at 11:59 PM on March 28, 2011.
I will use a random number generator to pick the winner.  Winner will be announced on here and on Twitter on March 29th. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or an alternate winner will be drawn.

***"This post was written for Family Review Network & At Last Naturals who provided the complimentary product for review (and giveaway) in exchange for my honest opinions."***

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hey Miami! We're going to be swirling!

We travel to California quite a bit. Every time we go, we stuff our faces with stuff that we do not have here. And they have lots of fantastic places! During our last visit, I had the delicious pleasure of trying some Pinkberry frozen yogurt. I only had it once, so I really can't really elaborate about it except to say that I REALLY liked it and was looking forward to when we visit California again. But guess what? I no longer have to travel over 3,000 miles to get my fix! It's coming to me! So there still may be hope for In-n-Out to make it to Miami too! (I doubt it, but a girl can dream!)

 I'll see you there!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Winner: Exposed Envy Giveaway

The winner of my Exposed Envy Giveaway is:

Thanks for playing! Email me your address and I'll forward it to Exposed Envy  so they can get your prize out to you!  Let us know what you think about the straps!

Promo Code:
Go to Exposed Envy & enter SUNSHINE for 10% off your order through April 15.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Today Only! Get 2 Movie Tickets for $9!

Today's deal takes us back to what movie tickets cost when I was a kid. Well, almost. It was less than that, but I can't say anymore about that without dating myself. Anyhoo, for just $9, you can buy TWO movie tickets at Fandango. That's $4.5 each! Almost half the cost of a matinee ticket!

You will receive a code for, so it's good everywhere. Not just the city in the title.

You can buy your voucher HERE, and you have until June 6th, 2011

Enjoy the show!

The Fine Print

Limit 1 purchase per customer only • Promo Codes are valid only for Internet purchases made at and are not redeemable at theater box office, via Fandango’s telephone or mobile services or through any other website operated by third-party merchants
• Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion
 • Not valid on IMAX or 3D showings
 • Limited to tickets with maximum face value (including Fandango’s convenience fee of up to $2 per ticket) of $15 • Both tickets must be purchased for the same movie and show time in a single transaction • Promotional value of Promo Codes expire June 6th, 2011. Paid value of Promo Codes expires on June 6th, 2016, except where prohibited by law.
 • Promo Codes have no cash value unless required by law, and will not be replaced if lost or stolen, and are not for resale or commercial use
 • If a movie ticket (with Fandango’s convenience fee included) is more than the $15 maximum Promo Code value, the user must pay the difference with a valid credit or debit card 
• The redemption of Promo Codes is subject to Fandango’s terms and conditions at and 
• Any questions regarding redemption of promo codes on should be directed to Fandango Customer Support at • Other conditions apply • Promotional value expires on June 6, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Winner: Stikins™ by Label Lighthouse

Winner, Winner chicken dinner!

Hope you can post your thoughts on the product after you use it! Enjoy!