Thursday, October 30, 2008


Wow! Now we all know that you can't beat CROCS for all out comfort- but,
Who knew that you need not sacrifice STYLE in the process?

I was pleasantly surprised today to discover Crocs new line of footwear "You By Crocs"

Courtesy of a fantastic giveaway hosted by An Island Life!
Check out her button in my sidebar and run on over there to get in on the fun.
Or click on this linky

You may just score a pair for yourself in the process.

But hurry! This giveaway ends Nov.22,2008!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

For All you Gals Who love a Little Bling

Check out the anniversary contest going on right now at Pink Lemonade.
You can win a beautiful bracelet courtesy of Finders Keepers in celebration
of Pink Lemonades Fall Fling/Blogaversary.

Click on the Pink Lemonade button on the left and go read all about it.
I know I'm in. How about you?

Just In The Saint Nick of Time!

There's a wonderful giveaway going on right now! If you like original, handmade Christmas cards
(and who wouldn't?) Check this out and you may win some just in time for Holiday giving.
Check out the button at

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Book Treat for Halloween!

Do you like to be scared? Well, how about curling up with 10 (yes TEN!) wonderfully scary books guaranteed to have you jumping at the slightest bump in the night.

Head on over to Book Room Reviews and enter this spooktacular contest they have going on where you can win 10 wonderfully spine-tingling tales.Here is the linky!

See you there!Bwaaaahaaaahaaaa!(evil laugh)

My Review of Buying Prescription glasses online!

Ok, I promised I would come back and write about my experience with purchasing my prescription glasses from an online store and here goes.

It all started after I read a fascinating blog called glassyeyes.
I had just shelled out close to $300 for a basic pair of prescription glasses without any of the bells or whistles that I would have liked, due to the prices charged by my optometrist.

As it was, it took me a couple of weeks to get them because he refused to even make them until I had put down a 50 percent deposit. And then of course I had to pay the balance before he'd give them to me.
Well, I guess that is his right- but, nothing like being blind for 2 weeks right?

Anyhow, I knew that people could get their contacts online, so I figured I'd google around and see what was out there in the way of glasses.

Boy was I in for an awakening!

After reading the blog glassyeyes, (which is penned by a gentleman named Ira) I was shocked to learn of the outrageous markups on glasses that are charged by the brick and mortar stores.

I learned that by simply asking for my prescription I could shop around and order my own glasses, thus saving myself a ton of money. I read of others experiences and decided to see (no pun intended) for myself if this was for real.
I called my optometrist up and sweetly told him I'd be dropping by for a copy of my prescription,
(I never even knew that it is a Law that they are supposed to provide me with this)
which he begrudgingly gave me, including the PD(pupil distance measurement) I stipulated that I wanted.

I read the reviews of several online stores at and finally settled on a store called (don't laugh)
I found a pair of frames that I liked and compared the measurements against my current pair to ensure a decent fit.
I carefully entered my prescription info(checking it several times for accuracy) and proceeded to add a few options that my "expensive " glasses didn't have.
I actually was able to get photochromic coating added, which I just couldn't believe was possible for the price I paid.
After a 5% discount from using the link at glassyeyes my grand total came to $32.29!

Then I hit submit and waited.
12 days to be exact but I knew this ahead of time from reading others experiences.

Well I have my glasses now and I am thrilled with them. They arrived neatly packaged in a hard-shelled case with a cleaning cloth.
The prescription is perfect. I can see clearly. I walked out into the sunlight and they darkened to a marvelous dark grey and lightened up again when I came inside. They also have anti-glare coating which my expensive pair do not.
I am so pleased with them that I just ordered another pair with a snazzier frame.
This is like shoe-shopping!

So my heartfelt thanks to Ira and his wonderfully informative blog which you can read for yourself here.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Win a Ceiling Fan from Home Depot!

Here is a great way to grab an awesome new ceiling fan,
or for that matter-anything you like from Home Depot, coz if you win you will receive a gift card for $175 smackaroos! All courtesy of Home Depot and the awesome home improvement website One Project Closer!

Now I have my eye on a beautiful new area rug to perk up my apartment if I am the lucky winner.
What would you do with the gift card if you win?
Head on over to One Project Closer for details.

Here's the linky. And Good Luck!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Mark Your Calendars! The Fun is on!

Listen up everyone! Know what that sound is?
It's the sound of happy people winning prizes!

Starting Monday October 27th, The annual quarterly Bloggy Carnival begins.
For those of you unfamiliar with this fantastic smorgasbord of daylong giveaways,
just click on the bloggy carnival button in my sidebar and read all about it.

It is a marathon of giveaways hosted by some of the best blogs on the web.
But you have to be in it to win it.
Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My Thoughts on Breast Cancer

With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, I have been meaning to sit down and write out a few of my thoughts on this subject.
Now I've managed to procrastinate nearly this whole month away without saying a word
but in retrospect, I believe it has only been my own fear and denial that has kept me from commenting.

My sister has breast cancer.
And not for the first time either.

19 years ago at the tender age of 28, she went her first round, enduring a radical mastectomy followed by chemo and all the crap that goes with that.
Of course she fought hard and emerged the Victor...or did she?

The first week of October at age 47, she has undergone her 2nd mastectomy.
A new form "they" tell her this time. More aggressive and fast growing than the first.
She has mets to her liver and spine and "they" have given her a poor prognosis.

She is being brave.
I am just too angry for words.
Not at her of course, not even at the docs
Just at this damned piece of crap disease.

I am pissed that this beautiful woman has had to spend the majority of her adult life either actively battling, or else living with the grim spectre of this monster always lurking in the shadows.
I want to beat the living hell out of something.
It's not fair.
That is all.

Speaking of Great Finds....

Check out Fabulous Fun Finds by clicking on the button in my sidebar.
She always has the most unique and well..."Fabulous" gift ideas and also great giveaways going on.
You have to hurry though if you want to get in on the fun.
Check back frequently as she is adding new giveaways all the time.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Say S'Long to Expensive Eyeglasses!

For all you wearers of prescription eyeglasses out there,
are you aware that you need not pay those high prices for your glasses from your optometrist store?
I myself did not learn this until I had shelled out several hundred dollars for a basic pair of eyeglasses.
One day while while googling online eye wear, I came across a most fascinating blog called glassyeyes.

I never even knew that just because I had my eyes examined by my optometrist, that it did not obligate me to buy my actual glasses from him.
Had I been informed, I would've just asked for my prescription and went elsewhere and shopped around, saving myself a lot of loot in the process.

So anyhow, a few days ago I took the plunge and ordered my first pair online using my prescription. I paid a total of $32.29! Incredible! I will come back and update after they arrive and I have tried them out.
In the meantime check this out for yourself.
Here's the linky.

Click on the how it works tab and the forums reviews tab at the top of the page for some "eye-opening" reading!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

GoodGoshGracious! LOOK!!!

Looky, Looky at what I found!
For all you handbag Fanatics-Hurry on over and check out this fabulous contest going on right now at Handbag Planet.

Here's the linky!

Can you believe it? 24 bags in 24 hours!
I'm drooling. Are You?