Give Her A Beautiful 24K Gold And Red Crystal Rose

A lovely rose made of red crystal and 24k gold by Matashi.Real roses are beautiful, but they fade and have to be thrown out. This beautiful 24K Gold and Red Crystal Rose will never fade. It will be just as lovely 20 years from now. Probably a lot longer than that, with proper care.

This is a truly beautiful piece. It has two stems, one to a fully opened rose, and one to a bud. It is very well crafted. The leaves have the little ridges and the small petals under the bloom are there. The whole thing is shiny gold, with that lovely red crystal in the center.

Gold and Crystal Rose from Matashi Crystals.

The rose is bigger than I expected it to be. The dimensions are: 4.1 x 2.7 x 2.5 inches (weighs 4.8 ounces). It is very pretty and shiny. When the light hits the crystal it sparkles. I love it.

Red Crystal and Gold Rose from Matashi Crystals.I had to take it outside and let the sunshine hit it. Any light sparkles on it, but the sun makes it look like the crystal is sort of glowing, and the gold just sparkles. If I was gonna keep it, it would go on one of the window sills, so the light would hit it all the time.

But since my moms birthday is coming up next month, this is going to be one of her gifts. I’m pretty sure she will love it as much as I do.

It would make a lovely gift for Christmas, Mother’s Day, or Valentines Day too. I don’t think there is a woman alive who wouldn’t like it, so any occasion will do. Or none for that matter.

It comes in a very nice box that won’t even need wrapping.

Matashi Crystals gift box.The rose itself was wrapped in pretty tissue paper.

Tissue paper wrapping the Matashi Crystal Rose.Which was inside a pretty cloth draw-string bag.

Bag holding the Matashi Rose.They don’t take any chances on it getting damaged in shipping. I loved opening it. It was fun to remove each layer, and then finally see the prize.

This lovely rose is crafted by Matashi Crystals. They also make a lot of other beautifully crafted items including figurines, music boxes, and tableware.  To check out all their products visit the categories page on the Matashi website.

Matashi products are covered by a 100% Money-Back satisfaction guarantee and craftsmanship is guaranteed under a 2 year limited warranty.

Please follow Matashi on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

I received a free item to review.

ActionFly Newtons Cradle Balance Balls Are Fun

ActionFly Newtons Cradle.The ActionFly Newtons Cradle Balance Balls are really fun to watch. The only problem with them is that if you are not careful, you will sit and play with them half the day without realizing it.

The balls show how a pendulum works, as well as demonstrating the Laws of Conservation of Momentum and Energy.

Homeschools could use one for teaching about motion or how pendulums work. Probably several other things that I don’t remember anymore. School was a long time ago for me.

This Newtons Cradle looks really nice too, it has a zig-zag design for a more contemporary look. It is really shiny too.

It is a great conversation piece. I have it on my table and everyone who has come in the house so far has asked about it, and played with it for a few minutes.

It would make a great gift for homeschools, or teachers, or just your average geek.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Want To Prepare Your Own Herbs And Spices?

Marble Mortar and Pestle.

This little mortar and pestle set is great for preparing small amounts of herbs or spices.

It is also good for grinding up pills for your dogs, or yourself.

You can pretty much grind anything in it, including grains, tea, ginger, or garlic. I have used it to prepare some of my sage that I was drying for the winter.

It is pretty old fashioned, but it worked for centuries, and it will still work, even if the power goes out. Which is one of the things I like about it.

I feel more prepared for emergencies, when I have things that will work without power. If we have a big earthquake and have to live without power for months, I can still prepare and cook our food.

This one is made of marble, and it is pretty. You can get one and just have it for display.  Till you need it.

My marble mortor and pestle set.In my case it matches my kitchen. It looks nice on the counter.

I like it.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Interchangeable Belts Match Any Outfit

Colors of C4 Belts.C4 Belts has a color to go with any outfit. There are so many different colors to choose from, that it might take you a while to decide.

Then again you might just decide to get several.

Of course after you choose the belt color, you have to choose the buckle color, and they don’t have to be the same color.

You could get one belt and several buckles to match different outfits.

Interchangeable buckles.The buckle does go off and on easy.

I had trouble deciding what color I wanted. I finally went with a glow in the dark belt. Because I’m weird ya know?

I actually just figured that it would be a good thing to have out here in the boonies, for when/if I’m outside at night. I don’t often go out to the road, but if I did a glow in the dark belt would probably keep cars from running over me.

Mostly it is for my husband. He worries if I’m outside too long at night when locking my chickens up, or just out with the dogs, and I figured he would at least be able to see the belt, and know where I am.

And if I keel over with a heart attack or something out there, he would be able to find me quicker. Got to think about stuff like that at my age.

C4 Belt in shipping container.Anyway, the belt and buckle arrived in a neat container with the C4 logo on it. I opened it up and took it out.

C4 Belt and Buckle on my table.The buckle is easily attached to the belt and seems to stay on really well. You would have to pull on it really hard to make it just pull off.

I did not need to make the belt smaller. If I manage to lose the rest of the weight I’m trying to get rid of that will change. If you need it smaller you just cut a bit off the end. Be careful though, once you make it smaller you can’t make it bigger again.

These are wonderful belts. They are waterproof, easy to clean, animal friendly, earth friendly, and they come with a lifetime guarantee.

Besides all that they give back. C4 stands for Choose your Color, Choose your Cause. They give at least 10% of each purchase to one of 4 causes. You get to choose which of those causes gets the 10% from your purchase.

All four of the causes are worth supporting. The choices are The Boys & Girls Club of America, Captain Planet Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, and Best Friends Animal Society.

I like this belt. I like the Company. You should buy a belt. Tell them I sent you. :)

You can visit them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram too. Be sure to follow them while you are there.

I received a free product to review.

Need Help Reading The Small Print?

Magnifying glass paperweight dome If you have trouble reading small print, get one of these beautiful magnifying glass paperweight domes from Jacarte, to take care of that problem.

You can have it out on your table, or desk, as a paperweight, so it is handy whenever you need it.

Of you can just set it out somewhere as a decorative item. It is really pretty.

The best thing about it though is that it is a magnifying glass.

My magnifying glass paperweight on a book.I took that picture of it on a paperback book with fairly small print. The print is a lot bigger looking through the glass. I do wish it was an inch or so wider, so it would cover the enter page(of a mass market paperback).

Most of the time you really need something like that for reading the small print on mail (that is what I mainly use it for). It seems like just about everything I get in the mail these days has small print down at the bottom of the page, that I can barely see even with my glasses on.

Using this magnifying paperweight makes a big difference.

It comes in a really nice black gift box, with a shiny black lining too. The gift box makes it looks really expensive.

I am glad to have it.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Flameless Tea Lights Are Safe For Parties

Flameless Tea Lights with Votive Wraps.Not only are Flameless Tea Lights safer to use during parties, they are safer during storms too.

After all if the wind really shakes your house, and knocks over a candle (or oil lamp), you might end up with your house catching fire.

These Flameless LED Tea Lights with Votive Wraps from Frux Home and Yard won’t cause that problem. They are safe to use around paper, furniture, kids, and pets.

They have a flickering light that looks like a real candle but it is really a LED light that operates off a lithium ion CR2032 battery. The batteries can last for up to 80 hours, which is a lot longer than a real candle would last.

These are the same size as regular tea lights, and will fit in any votive or tea light holder. The wraps that come with them are really pretty and I have been using the tea lights with just the wraps.

You can use these lights just about anywhere. They look really nice scattered around the living room in the evening. They are also nice scattered around the deck or yard when BBQing, or just sitting around talking.

Frux Home and Yard offers a lifetime guarantee too. They say:

 We’re so sure you’ll love our flameless tealights as much as we do, that we offer you a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. If for any reason you are not 100% SATISFIED, let us know and our customer service team will make things right.

I am really happy with these tealights.


I received a free product to review.

Rainbow Angel By Carrington Blown Glass Ornament Giveaway

Picture of my Rainbow Angel by Carrington OrnamentThe generous folks over at Reed & Barton are giving my US readers a chance to win one of these lovely Blown Glass Ornaments.

This one is called Rainbow Angel by Carrington. It it made of mouth-blown glass and is hand painted. The design is by one of the children from MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. Part of the proceeds from the sale of these ornaments goes back to the hospital to help the children there.

For more information about the Ornament you can read my review.

For your chance to win this lovely ornament just enter on the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway will end at midnight on the 27th of October.

Of course if you don’t want to wait you can click the link to go ahead order one of these “Gifts For A Cause” and if you order before Dec. 12th,  you can get the Santa Angel by Victor free (use code MDGIFT )(while supplies last).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The product mentioned above is supplied through

Help Young Cancer Patients By Giveing A Keepsake Ornament

Rainbow Angel by Carrington promo picture.

These special Blown Glass Ornaments available from Reed & Barton are designed by young cancer patients from the Children’s Art Project at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital.

The Ornamanet are made of mouth-blown glass, and are hand painted. This “Gift For A Cause” features an Angel flying against a gold sky filled with gold stars.

This beautiful ornament has Swarovski elements and glitter. It is truly lovely.

Picture of my Rainbow Angel by Carrington Ornament

It it  shipped packed in a really nice gift box with lots of padding to keep it from breaking.

The give box the Rainbow Angel by Carrington arrived in.

If you have young children, maybe you could start a new tradition with your kids. Give them a Rainbow Angel by Carrington  Ornament that they can hang on the tree each year, and maybe pass on to their own kids someday.

This special ornament would make a great gift for older kids too, or grand-kids. I expect even parents and grandparents would like to have one.

Part of the cost of the ornament is returned to Md Anderson Cancer Center to pay for programs that ease and enrich the lives of young patients, so you would also be helping other kids.

If you order any item from the Gifts For a Cause  page by 12/12/14 you can get the Santa Angel by Victor free (while supplies last).

Just add the Santa Angel to your cart, use code : MDGIFT , and a $25 credit will be added.

Please visit (and follow) Reed & Barton on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Fashionable And Edgy Hair Accessories.

Hair accessories from Blunt LA.

Blunt LA makes some really neat Hair Accessories. There are three different designs.

Becky design from Blunt LA.Reba design from Blunt LA.Rebeka design from Blunt LA.I think younger people will really like these.  Especially young folks who like keeping up with all the latest fashions.

They do look nice in your hair.  At least they did look nice in MY hair.

This one is called Reba.

Reba by Blunt LA in my hair.


This one is Rebeka.

Rebeka by Blunt LA in my hair.

They are little bobby pin type clips. My mom said they would make great lapel pins. You can wear them on your shoes, or your purse too. Or just about anywhere you want to wear them.

In fact some folks have been spotted wearing them on the Red Carpet and in magazine articles.

Becky by Blunt LA in my hair.

This one is called Becky.

Becky by Blunt LA in my braid.

It is a larger butterfly clip.

These clips were created by a hairstylist who believes that your hair is just as important as everything else you are wearing.

These accessories seem to be really well made and they are a very pretty shiny gold color.

They should appeal to all the young city folks. Probably all the young country folks too, since they are guns. I expect gun advocates will like them.

This would be one way to carry a gun without getting into any trouble at all.

You can order from the Blunt LA website. You can follow Blunt LA on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr.

My Grandmother’s Flower Bed

My grandmother standing by her first "flower bed".



This is a picture of my grandmother standing by the first “flower bed” she had out in her yard. We(mema, mom, me, and a neighbor) had just finished planting all the flowers in it when this picture was taken.

This is back before she started losing her memory and was still healthy. She looks good in this picture. This is pretty much the way I think of her.

She loved odd things. I miss her.

I’m not sure exactly when this picture was taken but it was it was at least 20 ago.

%d bloggers like this:

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.