Sustainability at it’s Best with PrAna Clothing and Apparel

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The bLink Marketing Network and prAna. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Sustainability at it’s Best with PrAna Clothing and Apparel

Not many clothing lines offer a great look with a great price that can be worn anywhere at anytime to do anything including yoga, running or any exercise that your heart desires all while being and having a great impact on the earth like, prAna.

prAna’s ultimate goal is to make sustainable clothing accessible and important to everyone. I have heard the term, “sustainability”, but never really knew what it meant so I checked out prAna and I would like to share it with you:

Why Organic Cotton Matters | Sustainable Clothing Movement http://www.prana.com/life/2016/11/16/why-organic-cotton-matters/

I have been one to purchase clothing blindly and not think about the impact it has on the environment and to me more importantly the people who are creating it.

Here is hoping that other brands will also use more organic cotton one clothing item at a time and help seek ways to spread positivity. With prAna every purchase made makes a positive impact on the earth. prAna offers organic, sustainable and fair trade items so you as a consumer can feel good about what you wear.

 

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As I mentioned you this wonderful clothing line allows you to wear an outfit one day to work out in and then the next wear it to your place of employment and look and feel great. I personally have had several pieces of prAna clothing and they all are so soft. There is no roughness on the skin and did not cause any irritation.

After hearing and reading a bit about prAna clothing line, you too will want to take part in improving the lives of others and helping our plant, so to help you do that I have partnered with the brand to be able to offer you 15% off by using code S17BLSH at www.prana.com.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The bLink Marketing Network and prAna. The opinions and text are all mine.


Natural Girls’ Secret Weapon – Divatress

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Natural Girls’ Secret Weapon – Divatress

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. 

Awesome-style-divatressSecrets are something everyone tends to have and it is no different for me. Being a 4b naturalista for over 4 years, I have found that I had to come up with some secret weapons that help me maintain my healthy hair and I am going to share them with you.

1st Secret Weapon Tip: Regularly dust or trim the split ends

2nd Secret Weapon Tip: Keep it simple sweetie, which is using the liquid, oil and cream method that so many of us have heard about. Remember as well a lot of manipulation is not necessary.

3rd Secret Weapon Tip: Protect your ends, use protective hair styles, i.e. two strand twists or cornrolls as an example and use a wig to help bring another dynamic to your hair. Face it there are some times I do not want to wear my twists out and I use them as a means to an end. So wearing a wig can help when you have a party to go to in a hurry, or a job interview and you want to shock and awe some people as well as look hot and professional.

The beautiful wigs that I have selected below will look good on any woman. I selected these as my top 3 favorites, due to the style and different colors they come in which makes it next to impossible to just purchase just one. The ones that I have featured are all under 30.00 dollars.

 

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Have you ever worn a wig, if so how many do you have in your arsenal? Please share some of your secret weapons. 


Partying Like A Rockstar at BQE Restaurant

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Partying Like A Rockstar at BQE Restaurant

2017 was like I mentioned the year of many firsts and this year I believe hubby and I had some of the most fun. We love to shake our booties when we can and we were able to do just that this birthday with a bunch of old school songs and some new ones. Hubby surprised me with a new restaurant out of the Dining Out Atlanta Passbook, so yes ladies and gents he is handsome and knows how to have a great time at a discounted price.

As I have mentioned in my last birthday post, I had on my favorite new dress from Happy Yellow Dress and was ready for a fun night out on the town in the ATL.

About BQE:

It is not your average soul food restaurant. It’s soul food amplified! The decor and unique lighting fixtures remind you of a modern day New York speakeasy. Expect to hear cool sounds of neo soul and jazz to free your mind while you dine.

Now the day we visited, it was a Friday and there was a live band there that played for a bit that played some tunes we were able to groove and dance to and the dj was spinning some great music and as usual hubby and I were in our own world and enjoyed every minute of it.

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We had several and I mean several drinks and of course we ate good (Blackened Salmon with 2 sides), so we welcomed using the Passbook to get some money off our bills:)

So Partying Like A Rockstar at BQE Restaurant can be done at a discount (Buy 1 Get 1), as well as enjoying some other great Atlanta Area restaurants by purchasing your Dining Out Atlanta Passbook here: Click here for savings but don’t forget to use the code G4BMPass2017 to get yours for only $35!!

Tell me the way you Party like a Rockstar at a discount? 


Happy Yellow Dress Brand Sure To Turn Heads

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Post sponsored by Happy Yellow Dress and all opinions are all mine.

2017 and this is another great year and another year older. With this year, I have decided to try a lot of new things. Some of which worked out well and some not so well, but this one was one that worked out perfectly.

My birthday, is my day to do whatever I wanted and my hubby treats it like it is a holiday:) To celebrate it in perfect style and with class, I chose to wear a dress by Happy Yellow Dress  and pair it with an equally as classy brand, Liz Claiborne.

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Happy Yellow Dress Brand Sure To Turn Heads

Hubby surprised me with 4 Liz Clairborne purses and one of them, a tan crossbody satchel that has gold lettering that I paired with gold sandals.

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My dress, Lana (just so happened to be named after one of my favorite people), was the dress of choice and it was not a mistake. This beautiful vintage style dress evokes images of Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. This fabric is our very own print! So you’re sure to be the most unique gal at the party!  And I was the most unique gal in the place!!! It fit perfectly. 

Now about that Liz Clairborne purse:) I have found a similar one for you if you are interested and information is found below and it is only $30.00.

 

Do you have a favorite outfit that turns heads? If so, what is it?


Ibotta Luster Premium White Deals

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Great evening all. I am writing you today just to give you a heads up about a wonderful deal. If you love to save money and I do not know too many people who don’t, but for a limited time only (June 9th), you can get up to 12.50 cash back by purchasing one of the following when you use the Ibotta app:

Now through June 9th users can save on:

  • Luster Pro Light Kit – Earn $7.00 cash back
  • Luster 2 Minute White Kit – Earn $2.50 cash back
  • Luster Power White Toothpaste – Earn $1.50 cash back
  • Luster NOW! Toothpaste – Earn $1.50 cash back

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Luster Premium White is distinguished by having no messy strips or trays, no inconvenient or expensive office visits, and best of all, no tooth sensitivity thanks to breakthrough technology and premium ingredients including stabilized peroxide.

I had my teeth whitened once and it was quite the experience. I loved the results, however I could not afford to keep it up, but this is the next best thing for a lot less money:)

I love saving money especially when it is on products that I purchase anyway and this is one product that I would purchase more often if I can either catch it on sale and/or with ibotta cash back deals. Plus, you can earn an additional $.50 bonus with the purchase of a Luster Premium White whitening kit (Pro Light or 2 Minute White) and a toothpaste (Power White or Luster NOW!).

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Have you used a teeth whiting system before? If so, do you still use it?


Varuni Napoli Opens in Krog Street Market

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Varuni Napoli Opens in Krog Street Market

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On a beautiful day in Atlanta, I was given the opportunity to attend a media night preview for a wonderful restaurant opening, Varuni Napoli in Krogs Street Market thanks to Culinary Local. My guest and I were not paid, but were able to try various menu items for free in exchange for our honest and unbiased reviews.

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Most of my life I have wanted to go to Italy and eat my way around the area, but due to it being so expensive, we will have to save up a little more before I can get there. In the meantime, I jumped at the chance to try an Italian pizzeria and it was in an area of Atlanta that I had never been and we had a ball.

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Guests were given a special event menu to select the items they wanted to try and we noticed that everyone from the cashier, servers, bartenders, pizza maker station and the owner, were very inviting and nice. Just their attitude made me want to come back before I even tried the food.

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Fresh ingredients, some of which were/are from Atlanta suppliers and some flown in from Italy. I am already spoiled and I know that any authentic Italian restaurant that I try from this point on, better taste just as good or I will not go back:) The crust: 4 simple ingredients and 1 of which is from Italy. Awesome restaurant and atmosphere.

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Next time you are looking for an authentic Italian pizzeria, make sure to check out Varuni Napoli in the Krog Street Market and let me know I may just meet you there.

There are 2 locations in Metro Atlanta and to find out more information about the Owner, restaurant or ingredients, click here: https://www.varuni.us/.

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Have you tried Varuni Napoli? What is your favorite pizza? 


Special Things You Can Do For The Man In Your Life

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From birthdays, Christmas’, to our fast approaching Father’s Day, there is always a reason to celebrate the man, or men (hey, dad’s and grandpa’s need to be celebrated, too) in your life! After a while, it gets tedious to get special gifts, or do special things for those men in your life and we end up getting meaningless gifts that will be thrown in the trash after a few years to come. Well, I am here to change that today! I want to share with you all special things that you can do for the man in your life, because he really does deserve it. Here are my very best ideas for special things you can give, or do for your man:

1. Take him on a vacation

This is definitely the most expensive option in this list and it is not for everyone, but hear me out! If you can afford it, taking him on a surprise getaway is an amazing idea. According to The Huffington Post, the more vacations you take, the happier you will be. I know the traditional saying is “happy wife, happy life,” but I think it goes both ways – if you have a happier husband or boyfriend, you are sure to be happier, as well. Going on vacation will you happier, less stressed, more relaxed and it will put you in a better mood overall. If I need another reason to convince you to go on a vacation, then let it be the fact that you get to go, as well. 😉 Make sure you do not plan the trip for yourself, though. If your man loves adventurous trips, but you love sitting on the beach, make sure you don’t choose a beach trip! Keep in mind that this is for him, not you!

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2. Give him a day of rest

Everyone needs a day of rest! A great idea for this is to call out of work for him without letting him know, if possible. Turn off his morning wake up alarm and let him sleep in! Start the morning with breakfast in bed, then let him do his favorite things throughout the day – you can let him run the show! Make sure not to let him lift a finger, though! If there is a chore that needs to be done, do it for him. If you choose to do this, a perfect day would be a Friday or Monday. Friday is a great option because you would get his weekend off to a great start! Monday is also a great option because everyone dreads a Monday. Not getting up early, when you think you have to would be a fantastic start to the week! Rest is becoming a lost practice and the more we need it, the less it is actually happening and instead, we fill our calendars to keep ourselves busy..

3. Give him a gift that will last a lifetime

Giving a gift that will last a lifetime is as special as an item will get. When thinking of a gift, you want to make sure that it is high quality and from a reputable source. While there are many fantastic gift ideas that will last a lifetime out there, one of my favorite ideas is a sword from Swords of Northshire. Swords of Northshire offers Samurai Swords, Ninja Swords, Knives, Custom Swords and Accessories. They are a reputable source for swords for a few different reasons. First of all, they have fantastic reviews. If you check out their website, you will see for yourself. They also have wonderful customer service – they not only have a customer service telephone number, but you can also reach them through email and live chat, as well. On top of both of those reasons, they also hand forge their swords in the town of Longquan. Longquan is located in China in the Qinxi mountainous area. Longquan has over 2,600 years of sword making experience (it can be traced back to 770-476 BC), when the town was founded, making longquan swords are the most traditional ancient weapons of China. When purchasing a sword through Swords of Northshire, you know that your sword will go through the most tedious, perfected forging process in Longquan, ensuring that you receive the best product possible.

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4. Give him something that he has wanted for a while

It seems like we are constantly going through life wanting something new, each day, so I am positive that you have heard your man point out something that he has been wanting. It could be something small, or something on the larger side, but as long as he wants it, you are good to go!

5. Have a fancy dinner

Food is one of my biggest passions, so you know that a fancy dinner is the way to my heart. Search for fancy recipes and make your own dinner at home, or take him out to a special restaurant in your area. If you make him dinner at home, set the mood by playing some light music, opening a bottle of wine and lighting some candles. If you go out to dinner, I am sure the restaurant will set the mood of romance for you!

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No matter what you decide to do for the man in your life, if it comes from the heart, it is sure to be special. If you are still having a hard time deciding what to do after all of these tips, just take time to really think about what he needs and wants and you will get your answer! Don’t forget to check out Swords of Northshire if you think your guy could be interested in a sword or knife!


How To Use A Knife – Horizon Theatre Company

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How To Use A Knife – Horizon Theatre Company

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How to Use a Knife is a sharp-edged comedy sizzling with spicy banter and second chances! In the chaotic hustle and bustle of a Wall Street restaurant, Chef George gets a fresh start when he takes over this melting-pot-of-a-kitchen. Two rowdy Guatemalan line cooks, a wet-behind-the-ears busboy, and a reserved African dishwasher serve up drama nightly. But the heat really turns up when immigration sneaks in, looking for a wanted man. How to Use a Knife bursts with grinding suspense, crackling energy, and piercing surprises as secrets from the past come to a boil.

The title alone makes me very curious, but I am interested in what happens to this wanted man. How-to-use-a-knife

Tickets and More

How to Use a Knife runs May 19 through June 25 (Press Opening May 26) at the Horizon Theatre in Little Five Points/Inman Park. (1083 Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, corner of Euclid and Austin Avenues). Performances run Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8:30pm, and Sundays at 5:00pm, beginning May 19, 2017 and are currently scheduled to run through June 25, 2017. No Saturday matinee May 20 or June 3rd.

Tickets start as low as $25 (plus sales tax) and are on sale now. Prices change based on availability and demand, so buy early for the best prices! Three play subscriptions also available. Internet convenience fee added to all online orders. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating. Tickets and information are available at 404.584.7450 or www.horizontheatre.com.

(excerpt from press release from Horizon Theatre).

Go Organically Fruit Snacks Review and Sweepstakes

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I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. 

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Go Organically Fruit Snacks are a brand of GMO-free fruit snacks available in three varieties, all of which are USDA-certified organic, made with real fruit purées and real fruit juices. These fruit snacks have 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and are a good source of Vitamins A and E. Go Organically® Fruit Snacks are also gluten-free, preservative-free and made with natural flavors and colors from natural sources.  The three varieties available are Fruit Medley, Tropical, and Mixed Berry.

Snacks are a favorite in my household and the Fruit Medley fruit snacks, were the perfect substitute for my sweet tooth just less fattening:) Each box comes with eight individually wrapped snack pouches.  To see where to get them for yourself, check here.

Right now, in time for Mother’s Day, Go Organically Fruit Snacks have a great sweepstakes that ends, May 14th, 2017 at 11:59pm, see details below:

To enter:

  • Simply visit http://goorganicallymominationsweeps.com/, and share what makes the mom you are entering so special. The description will automatically enter you AND the “mominee” for a chance to win the first two tier prizes. To enter for the grand prize, you must upload a photo in addition to sharing what makes your “mominee” so special.

Prizes:

  • Grand Prize: $500 Visa gift card and 3 boxes of Go Organically Fruit Snacks
  • Runners Up: A bouquet of flowers and 3 boxes of Go Organically Fruit Snacks
  • Giveaways: 1 box of Go Organically Fruit Snacks

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What ways are you honoring your Mom this Mother’s Day?

 


Armed with Truth Temporary Scripture Tattoos with Giveaway

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Received this product free in exchange for my honest review.

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A great new way to help learn Scripture as well as a great talking piece and way to share your faith with others is by wearing Scripture Tattoos. I was given an opportunity to receive a Verse Tattoo and Designer Pack (with several) free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

I do not have any tattoos (permanent ones) at the moment, and never really considered any until now. I would see others with all types of things that are important to them on themselves and some not so important, but I thought that was worth putting on my body even though it is temporary.

Faith not fear is the one I chose to best describe my life right now. There are a lot of things going on good and bad that I just have to chose to have faith and not fear.

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I love that this was easy to apply and the instructions were 100% accurate. Place the tattoo face down on clean skin (no lotion), remove the protective layer, place a moist cloth on top of it for about 30 seconds, press down and then remove. Voila!!!

Like to enter giveaways and want to try these temporary scripture tattoos? Enter below:
Armed With Truth Emboldened Giveaway! (Contest on Hive.co)

If you do not want to take your chances with the giveaway, use my coupon code (god4bandme) and obtain 20% off your order.

Have you ever tried a temporary tattoo? What was it?