Lugz Women’s Shifter Boots: Fashionable Comfort in Ever Step!

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Lugz Women’s Shifter Boots: Fashionable Comfort in Ever Step!

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Lugz shifter shoes Lugz Womens Shifter Boots: Fashionable Comfort in Ever Step!  When it comes to wearing boots, I am always hesitant with purchasing a new pair. I am pretty tall, and have size 11 feet -huge, I know! Sometimes, a practical; yet stylish pair of women’s boots is such a challenge to find. With the winter, and elements that comes with it, I wanted a pair of black boots that would pair well with pants and jeans, but still look girly. Thankfully, my criteria was answered with the Lugz Women’s Shifter Boots I recently received to try out.

Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for a better pair of boots for the winter. While these boots are not as snow friendly as my Tambora boots from Lugz, they are perfect for errands, and even church. Normally, I either wear sneakers or flats out, but those aren’t always practical options when it’s snowing. These Shifter boots have the perfect grip heel, and have been keeping my feet snug and warm in this chilly weather.

Lugz Shifter  Lugz Womens Shifter Boots: Fashionable Comfort in Ever Step! Are the Lugz Women’s Shifter Boots only for the winter? Absolutely not! These boots are pretty much an all seasons boot, and can be worn to work where steel toe is not necessary, or even with jeans and a tee. They have that edgy look to them which makes me happy to wear them. Unlike men’s boots, they have a much narrower front, and a nice Durabrush upper.

lugz shifter boots Lugz Womens Shifter Boots: Fashionable Comfort in Ever Step! Since comfort is a huge deal to me, these bots have been very easy on my feet. The insoles have enough cushion to keep my feet from cramping, or aching. I also love the padded tongue and collar which prevents the boots from digging into my feet, or rubbing my lower calves. These boots do give me about an extra inch in height which isn’t too bad either.

womens shifter boot Lugz Womens Shifter Boots: Fashionable Comfort in Ever Step! I really like the Durabrush material these boots are made of because it remind s me of suede. Paired with the bronzed color lace loops, and the beige strip on the lower heels, the look is really nice. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who doesn’t need a double wide width because the upper toe is a bit narrower than the heel area.

Overall, for the price of these Shifter Boots which rests just under $60, I feel like they are a great investment. Plus, the Lugz site always had great promotional codes to help you save even more!

I suggest following Lugz on social media site Twitter to stay up to date on any promotional codes they may have.

Our Eulogy To Our Beloved Dad

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Our Eulogy To Our Beloved Dad

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
― Isaac Asimov

dad and me1 Our Eulogy To Our Beloved Dad My father used to say his five kids were like the fingers on his hand. Each one was different but he loved them all the same..not one was better than the other. He ruled with tough love; sometimes a little too tough. Anyone who knew him knows he could be hard to bear at times, but that didn’t change our love for him. My father only wanted to be respected, and taught us that if you want respect you need to give respect.

Looking back through the years, Our father was such a hard worker. I can’t even count on my hands how many times that man took a vacation.There was no Disney World for him, no cruises just a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. He worked so hard to give us kids a good life; yet it seems he never even had a chance to enjoy his.

dad me Our Eulogy To Our Beloved Dad He was always starting a new projects in his large yard. He is the only man I knew that could put up a complete shed in a day from raw materials. He had so many wild dreams that included starting a dairy farm in Maine and living off the grid. A dream he’d never live, or see.

Despite the fact that some of us (his children) may have stumbled  at times, my dad still loved us.  Though he may have showed it in a different way…he cared. He loved his three girls, and two boys so much. Our father especially loved his three grandchildren who will now only have memories of their beloved VoVo.

Amy house fire Our Eulogy To Our Beloved Dad Our dad was so special to us because he not only gave us life, but he also saved our lives when we had a house fire. When I had my wedding, I chose the song Wind Beneath My Wings to dance to with my father because that’s exactly what he was to all of us…our hero..the wind beneath our wings.

We love you dad and Vovo..you will always have a special place in our hearts.

xoxoxoxo times a million………

A Letter From Mrs. Claus on Heart Health #IC

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A Letter From Mrs. Claus on Heart Health #IC

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heart healthy foods A Letter From Mrs. Claus on Heart Health #ICThis past Saturday, my father passed away unexpectedly at the age of 51. He was a seemingly healthy man who worked hard, and loved his family. This was a huge shock and tragedy for our family because my father was our rock. Yesterday, at the funeral home I learned my father had heart disease. While he passed away from another freak ailment, I was quite taken aback by the news.

Shockingly, 80 million of Americans are living with heart disease and they do not even know it! Heart attacks increase over the holidays so December is a great month to help raise awareness, and that is just what Mrs. Claus did! Yep, that’s right, the jolly old elf’s wife has a message for all of us! Her and Santa are making nutritional changes to improve their heart health.

heart healthy products  A Letter From Mrs. Claus on Heart Health #ICWhile making diet changes, the Claus’s have added a diet rich in nutrients like Omega-3s, Vitamins D&E, Beta Glucon are helpful. However, they also realize that consuming supplements like fish oil, and multivitamins are also important!

We all know that this holiday season, there are going to be so many cakes, brownies, pies, and sweets for the taking. That is why it is important to limit those fatty and unhealthy foods as much as we can. Going for a walk early in the morning or maybe even after the festivities can also help to strengthen your heart and get you back on the heart healthy path.

Mrs.Claus  A Letter From Mrs. Claus on Heart Health #ICThankfully, Mrs. Claus wants to help us ALL stay on track. Her Heart Healthy Holiday video contains a great message that will help to inspire your entire family. By visiting Claus Nutrition, you can also track Santa and Mrs. Claus’s results!

Check out the official Mrs. Claus Heart Healthy video message below:

A Heart Healthy Holiday with Santa and Mrs. Claus

What are some of your favorite ways to stay heart healthy? Some of my family’s favorite ways to keep our hearts healthy are by not smoking, eating heart healthy foods like oats, and leafy greens. We also consume multivitamins, and Omega 3 Fish oils capsules. We only have one heart so we really need to take care of it to the best of our ability.

Learn more about Mrs. Claus’s mission by visiting ClausNutrition.com. You can also follow DSM on Twitter and Facebook

5 Easy Ways to Get Shiny Hair this Holiday Season and Beyond

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5 Easy Ways to Get Shiny Hair this Holiday Season and Beyond

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Morrocan infusion1 5 Easy Ways to Get Shiny Hair this Holiday Season and BeyondWhen it come to my overly thick mane of hair, I continuously find myself experimenting with ways to make my frizzy locks more tame and shiny. Lately, before testing out what works and what does not for shiny hair, I had the driest scalp ever and my highlighted hair resembled that of hay. It really is amazing how much of a toll blonde highlights take on my hair!

People often think I am nuts when it comes to just exactly what I’ll put in my hair to make it healthy and shiny. If you have read it in a book, on the internet, or in an infomercial, I have tried it. Most of the shiny hair recipes, remedies, and products I have tried failed miserably and left me with one greasy mop of hair. Thankfully, there were some that worked amazingly, but of course they require maintenance and I did not have time for that.

I mean really, who has time to crack eggs into their hair, at the perfect angle as to not have them run back down your face faster than they got up on top of your head? Not I, as I learned rather quickly last month!

Thankfully, there were some remedies that I tried that do indeed leave my hair soft, silky, and shiny; because it’s all about that shine ladies!

Here are my 5 Easy Ways to Get Shiny Hair this Holiday Season:

 

1. Add a small amount of coconut oil to your dry hair:

After I freshly wash my hair, I prefer to towel dry it. It does take hours to do this, but I never blow dry my hair. Once it is dry, I found adding about a dime-sized amount of melted coconut oil to the ends of my hair helps it to maintain a healthy, and not overly greasy looking shine. This works best when you add it to dry hair because if it is wet, it will tend to look greasy when it dries.

2. Give yourself a mayonnaise hair treatment:

Ok, so I promise I am not nuts! When my scalp is overly dry, I tend to apply 1 cup of full fat mayonnaise to my hair and let it sit for about one hour in a shower cap. YES, you will smell super weird at first, but I assure you your hair will look ahhh-mazing when you are done. Mayonnaise contains eggs and oil; two natural ingredients that will make even the driest mop of hair sleek and shiny.

3. Apply avocado mash to your tresses: 

Avocado is not only a delicious addition to salads, or sandwiches, but it is also GREAT for both your face, and hair! One day I had two avocados on their last leg so I mashed them up and used them for a facial, and hair masque. They worked wonderful and got my face and hair super soft, and like silk! I love this all natural dry hair remedy, but I find myself eating the avocados I buy before I can perform DIY beauty treatments.

4. Give your hair a beer rinse:

Hey folks, now you can drink your beer, and wear it too! All kidding aside, beer is a great way to get your locks healthy looking, and very bouncy and shiny. One day I was making a recipe that called for just a 1/2 cup of beer. I had this jumbo can will hardly any missing from it so temporarily corked it, and saved it until I washed my hair.

Once I washed my hair, I squeezed out the extra water, and then applied the rinse in my sink. I allowed my hair to absorb all the “beery” goodness for 3 minutes, and then I rinsed it out. Sure, I may have smelled like I had one too many beer the first hour, but this method worked better than I thought!

Sauve Morrocan infusions 5 Easy Ways to Get Shiny Hair this Holiday Season and Beyond5. Use Suave® Moroccan Infusion Shine Shampoo and Conditioner:

If you are not in the mood to give your hair a kitchen themed rehab, there is always Suave® Moroccan Infusion Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. This product duo can be purchased at one of my favorite stores which happens to be BJ’s Wholesale Club. It not only smells totally awesome, but it actually is probably the easiest and most convenient way to get shiny, healthy hair.

sauve shampoo 5 Easy Ways to Get Shiny Hair this Holiday Season and BeyondSuave® Moroccan Infusion Shine Shampoo and Conditioner not only comes in an appealing gold bottle, but it also is perfectly shaped for inside your bathtub and shower. I have been using it for one week faithfully, and I think it is safe to say that it will be a while before I resort to the above DIY shiny hair remedies. That’s ok though because this product duo has my normally frizzy, and dry thick hair very shiny, and soft! I can actually wear my hair down without it “growing” into a clown wig!

If you would like to get shiny hair this holiday season and beyond, be sure to try one of the above DIY remedies, or head over to your local BJ’s Wholesale Club and pick up a pack of Suave® Moroccan Infusion Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. You can find you local store by using their store locator tool.

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Ring in the New Year with Rent the Runway and Covergirl #KissedByCOVERGIRL

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Ring in the New Year with Rent the Runway and Covergirl #KissedByCOVERGIRL

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Rent the runway Ring in the New Year with Rent the Runway and Covergirl #KissedByCOVERGIRL It seems surreal that New Years Eve will be here is exactly two weeks. Gosh, time is just flying this year, and I am sort of in a panic! I have not even wrapped my Christmas gifts, or even purchased half my gifts for that matter. It has been one heck of a week, but I really do need to decided what I want to wear to my friends New Year’s Eve party.

Typically, I am that one person who finds a pant suit more appealing than a dress. Sure, there are so many amazing dresses out there, but I felt like I could never afford one. Plus, there is the whole “I don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars for just one night deal.” Thankfully, there are companies that solve almost every dress dilemma possible.

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With Rent the Runway, I can choose a designer dress that suits me and pay a fraction of what it retails for. They even have plus sized dresses which is so amazing, and they are celeb status quality!

Can I get a holler?

Since I am a curvier girl, I can appreciate a company who caters to all shapes and sizes. Some companies do not, and I find that unfair, but thankfully Rent the Runway is not one of them.

This New Year’s Eve I really need to ring in the New Year with my family and friends. I would ideally love to wear my hair down and straightened. I am actually pretty torn between each of these three dresses from Rent the Runway, but it has to be one of them..decisions, decisions.

Covergirl Ring in the New Year with Rent the Runway and Covergirl #KissedByCOVERGIRL My makeup look will be a smoky eye paired with a glossy nude lipstick, a little blush, and mascara. The new COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick in Caramel Kiss is my ideal color because it adds just enough golden undertones and shine to my fairly full lips. I would totally show you all what it looks like on but I have been crying for three days straight since my father passed away. Just trust me that it is a super beautiful color, and formula. You can find it at your local Walmart retailer in a whopping 36 shades! Visit Walmart for more information.

Pink Brand Image Ring in the New Year with Rent the Runway and Covergirl #KissedByCOVERGIRL I hope you were inspired to at least consider both COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick and Rent the Runway for your New Year’s Eve look. With dresses priced under $50 to rent, there really is no reason to not be excited!

The folks at Rent the Runway and COVERGIRL have allowed us to award a lucky reader with a brand new COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick and a $50 Rent the Runway Gift Card just like you see above! This giveaway will end at 12pm on 12/20th so be sure to enter!! *Good luck* Open to US residents. See giveaway form for full details.

Shop at Best Buy this Holiday Season for All the Latest & Greatest Electronic Gifts

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Shop at Best Buy this Holiday Season for All the Latest and Greatest Electronic Gifts

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Holiday Tree 2014 27 Shop at Best Buy this Holiday Season for All the Latest & Greatest Electronic GiftsOne of my favorite places to shop during the holidays is Best Buy. On that same note, one of my favorite places to receive gifts from during the holidays is also Best Buy! Aisles and aisles loaded with shelves of the most sought after, coolest electronics of the year all in one space. Why would you shop anywhere else for electronics this holiday season? No matter who the recipient is, you can find the perfect gift.

With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price these top gifts are on my list this Holiday and here’s why they should be on yours:

XBOX Shop at Best Buy this Holiday Season for All the Latest & Greatest Electronic GiftsXbox One is the place for games.

What is Xbox One?

Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty) the hottest sports franchises (Madden 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and top family titles (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15, Skylanders) Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level.

In addition to being a great gaming console, Xbox one connects consumers unlike any other device.  Xbox One enables access to the latest TV shows and movies through your favorite apps.  With Xbox One all of your media is at your fingertips when you want it.

What I love about the Xbox One is its versatility. It serves so many purposes as a home entertainment system, you’ll have a reason to use it everyday.

JBL Holiday Shop at Best Buy this Holiday Season for All the Latest & Greatest Electronic GiftsJBL:

JBL Charge 2- Between the twin passive radiators for deep bass, the massive 6000mAh battery and the hands-free conference speakerphone the key benefit is the Bluetooth Social Mode which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker.

JBL Flip 2- Aside from the dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, the key benefit of the JBL Flip 2 is the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation combined with the state-of the art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.

JBL Reflect Earbud headphones-  Sweat proof ergonomic design.  With a 5 hour rechargeable battery and a reach of about 40 feet, the JBL Reflect BT’s key benefit is the design of the ergonomic eartips along with the built-in magnets which keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

Whether I’m working in my workshop, doing the dishes, or just chilling on the couch, I love to listen to music. Bluetooth speakers are so great for this purpose. I just grab my speaker and bring it with me for uninterrupted music. The JBL Reflect Earbud headphones are essential for outdoor tasks like mowing the lawn or clearing snow. Since they’re cordless, you don’t have to worry about catching the cord on something and having them pop out of your ears. Definitely some of my top picks right here from JBL and Best Buy.

 

GO50S FRONT 3D US MI Shop at Best Buy this Holiday Season for All the Latest & Greatest Electronic GiftsGarmin and TomTom:

Feauting bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates.  Lane assist, Lifetime traffic and map updates.   Voice Recognition Technology.

Garmin 52LM

o   5.0” display

o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o   Lane assist with junction view

o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions

 

Garmin 2597LMT

o   5.0” display

o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o   Lane assist with junction view

o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions

GO 50 S lifestyle Shop at Best Buy this Holiday Season for All the Latest & Greatest Electronic GiftsTomTom Go 50s

  • Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device
  • Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico): Always drive with the latest map
  • 3D Maps. See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D
  • 5″ touchscreen with advanced lane guidance

Car GPS systems are still great gifts. They come packed with new useful features that older generation GPS devices either didn’t have or cost additional money. The Garmin 52LM, Garmin 2597LMT, and TomTom Go 50s all include Bluetooth hands-free calling. I love the fact that these little devices include so much features and have free lifetime updates. I use my phone as my GPS currently, but would love to free it up by receiving one of these GPS units this holiday.

So what are you waiting for, there’s only a few more days to go shopping! Now that you have some ideas of the hottest gifts this season, head to Best Buy and spread the joy!

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