Saturday, March 28, 2015

One woman's cancer fight - #Asbestos Awareness Week, April 1st - 7th

As a little girl, Heather Von St. James loved wearing the jacket that her daddy wore to his construction job. It didn't matter to her if it was covered in dust, but - unfortunately - that dust became very important years later. On November 21, 2005, Heather was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. That dust was asbestos.

Every year 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma and given about 10 months to live; Heather was given 15 months. A mesothelioma diagnosis is commonly classified as three different types: pleural mesothelioma like Heather had occurs in the lining of the lungs, peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the abdominal cavity and pericardial mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the heart.

Friday, March 20, 2015

CHARM IT! - Detachable Charm Jewelry for Girls #review

I received a product sample to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are my own.

I have three daughters and when it comes to finding a gift they'll love I'm always looking for good ideas. When I learned about CHARM IT!, detachable charm jewelry for girls ages 5 to 14, I knew it would be something my girls will love.

My 10-year-old beauty modeling her bracelet.
My middle daughter Amareah turned 10 years old on her last birthday and I gave her the CHARM IT! bracelet and charms. Her response didn't disappointment. She inspected each charm and was delighted by the little rocker girl guitar charm, the little purse, the anchor and, especially the cookie and milk. Her excitement was contagious and soon we were laughing and talking about each charm.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month #mmaware

A good majority of individuals, when diagnosed with multiple myeloma, have never heard of the disease; however, it is the second most common blood cancer. In order to raise awareness about the cancer, in 2009 the International Myeloma Foundation established March as Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month.

By increasing awareness of this myeloma, an incurable blood disease, there is the opportunity to increase funding for research which ultimately saves lives. Raising awareness also helps patients to inquire of their doctors whether they've considered myeloma as a diagnosis. Worldwide, multiple myeloma affects 750,000 people who are experiencing symptoms of bone pain, anemia and extreme fatigue.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Cherish the memories with Complete Tooth Fairy Kit #giveaway

There are so many precious moments when you have a child: The softness of their little, plump cheek pressed against yours, the wisps of hair that tickle your chin, the first roll or crawl or step... And the moment when your baby turned toddler and kindergarten begins to loose their teeth.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fashion favorites on #Pinterest

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Not too long ago I was pinning a feigning-for outfit to my Pinterest board “My Style” when I realized that a lot of what I’ve pinned lately is probably best (better) for me when I was a size or three smaller and shaped waaaay differently. That got me to thinking whether I would even try on those choices.
Let’s take a look at my choices:

I love the dress above, but I haven’t had a figure like this since I was in my 30s and younger… maybe early 40s. If I wore this now people would gather and operate as the fashion police. Isn’t this a beauty?