Showing posts with label product review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label product review. Show all posts

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Smart Tea Maker Review and Giveaway

I like to drink tea every once in a while. When I feel so stressed out and wanted to relax, or even when I just feel like my body needs some toxic cleansing, I do reach out for a cup of good tea. Hubby on the other hand, does love tea and when given the chance, he would gladly drink it everyday, lol! However, we only buy tea bags though and I have heard that loose leaf teas are much better in quality and taste than tea bags. Not to mention you can actually steep loose tea leaves multiple times. So when Enjoying sent us their popular tea sampler in loose leaves along with their cool Smart Tea Maker product, we couldn't wait to give it a try.

Actually, this awesome tea maker is so practical and simple to use. You just place your favorite tea leaves in the tea maker, add boiling water, and let your tea steep to your taste and liking. Once done, you place your Smart Tea Maker on top of a cup and let the tea drain into it. It does flow really fast so you need to pay attention, otherwise you could overfill your cup and waste your precious tea. To stop the flow, you simply remove your Tea Smart Maker off the cup. Voila! Your tea is ready to serve! This is perfect for quick and easy tea fix. No mess, small and portable that you can actually bring it to work or on the road if you're traveling. It is made of BPA-free durable food grade plastic and it is dishwasher safe. Even though it comes with a coaster, it doesn't leak while brewing or when you are finished dispensing tea. I simply love their unique and convenient tea dispensing feature. It seems pretty easy to clean as well, although I wish the stainless steel filter is removable. But other than that, I think this cool tea device is a great product to have especially for tea aficionados out there.

This is the tea sampler that we got from "Enjoying Tea" company. I tried the Vanilla Chai first, a top grade Indian tea. This delicious tea includes black tea, ginger, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, black pepper, calendula, and daisy. I mixed it with milk and sugar and oh boy was it comforting and great tasting. Enjoying offers a variety of great tasting tea from high-quality handpicked leaves. Besides being delicious, drinking tea everyday has tons of health benefits.

Tea contains a small amount of natural flouride so it is actually good for your teeth. Some tea may trigger weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories and reduce body fat. Polyphenols (the antioxidants found in tea), may have cancer-fighting effects. Green tea specifically, activate detoxification enzymes that may help protect against tumor development. Contrary to old misconception, tea can hydrate the body just along with water. But since tea has caffeine, it is still a good idea to drink caffeinated beverages moderately. Some research has shown that tea can also lower the risk of having heart problems. White tea has been found to be effective at fighting infections caused by staph and streptococcus bacteria, pneumonia and tooth decay. So yeah, tea should be part of our daily liquid intake as it has more benefits than we could imagine.

Now having read all that, wouldn't you like to sample some great-tasting tea yourselves? The people at Enjoying wants to make your tea drinking experience a pleasure so they would be giving away a "Smart Tea Maker" and a small canister of tea to one lucky reader. If you're interested, please join via Rafflecopter below. You can earn multiple entries by doing most if not all the contest requirements asked by Rafflecopter. This contest is open to all U.S. residents only.

Thank you everyone for joining. Good luck to you all!

Disclosure: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

LDuncan Apparel Review (Love Lock Handbag)

I must admit, I'm a sucker for nice handbags. I had to literally restrain myself from shopping for handbags. Before I had Caleb, I owned quite a lot but I realized it has been collecting dust in the closet when I decided to be a stay at home mom. So I packed everything but one in a Balikbayan box and send it to my family in the Philippines. Now that I am getting back in the workforce, I think I will be shopping for purses again, lol! I currently own five but I feel like I need more, lol! This beautiful Love Lock Handbag in White from LDuncan Apparel came just in time. I was given the opportunity to review this handbag from LDuncan Apparel. This comes in a stunning Hot Pink color as well but unfortunately they are out of stock at the moment.

I definitely love how roomy this bag is. I can literally pack all my junk essential items that I can’t go to work without like my wallet, cellphone, IPod Touch and ear phones, keys, face powder, lipstick, and of course my lunch and snacks for work. This is an alligator embossed which features a twist lock and compact design. It’s a classic look and color which never goes out of style. And it’s reasonably priced so even stay at home moms who adores handbags but are not working can still be able to afford to get lovely designed handbags for only a fraction of the cost. The quality of this handbag seems great. I have been using it to work and I received compliments from the people I work with.

For those of you who are interested, LDuncan Apparel is an online retail store that specializes in fashionable accessories at affordable prices. Their product lines cater to both men and women who want to look fashionable and trendy. Some items that they carry include t-shirts, hats, belts, bags, jewelry, sunglasses and wallets. So definitely check out L Duncan Apparel. They have what every fashionista by heart will be looking for. To learn more about them, you can also check out their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

Disclosure: Product mentioned above was provided for FREE by L Duncan Apparel for product endorsement/review purposes. I am disclosing this post in accordance with the FTC guidelines concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Soothing Company's Pouring Pot Tabletop Fountain

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of living, we usually need to take the time to unwind, relax and de-stress. How do you do that? Is there a specific thing that relaxes or soothes you? Personally, I do find the sound of rain and even the sound of water relaxing. I specifically like water fountains but it can be pretty expensive if we're talking about outdoor garden fountains. So for now, I am quite happy with even just a tabletop indoor fountain from Soothing Company. They offer a wide range of high quality products that help relax and soothe the body and mind. I thank them for sending me this pretty ingenious Pouring Pot Tabletop Fountain to review. It is quite timely and fitting for me to have one like this in the house since in between work, chores, toddler and blogging activities, I really do need something to keep my mind free from all worries. It really is a soothing thing to look at. I like the fact that it's just a small product, I can put it on the countertop or even on the dining table.

It came nicely packed which prevented being damaged while on transit. Assembly of this thing was easy and quick. It came with clear assembly instructions and hubby did it in less than 10 minutes. As you can see, this product features a pouring pot design which I thought is lovely. It is made of durable poly-resin material and is safe to use for indoor or outdoor. It includes a electric recirculating pump and and underwater LED light which makes this fountain all the more soothing to look at because of the effect of pouring water against the lighting. Also, the mild hum of the water pump added to the mystique of this awesome little product.  Last night, I just sat in front of it and just watched and let it captivate me for a while.
Like I've mentioned above, they have other soothing products to choose from. If art is your thing, they also have an amazing selection of outdoor wall art. They even have bean bags, fireplaces, massage chairs, hammocks, outdoor water fountains and so much more. To learn more about their products, you can check out their website and find that perfect soothing item you have been looking for.

Disclaimer: I received the above product for free in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not financially compensated for this post. All opinions in this post are mine.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Zipz Shoes Review and Giveaway

Like most women, I own several pairs of shoes. Hubby would sometimes wonder why on earth do I like to own more than a pair if I only have two feet to put my shoes on, lol! Well, quite simple! Women like fashion, comfort and style. We match our shoes with the clothes we wear thus we need more than one pair, right ladies? So in my closet I have pumps, flats, sandals, boots, clogs, running shoes and of course my favorite pairs of sneakers.

Lately, I am in the habit of wearing sneakers when I go out and about. I find them comfy, trendy and stylish. Unfortunately, my reliable pair has seen better days so they are not as beautiful anymore as when I first bought them. Thankfully, Zipz Shoes had agreed to coordinate a product review on my blog, hence giving me an opportunity to own a new pair of casual shoes for free. Ahh, the perks of blogging! I was excited to try them on right away the moment it arrived at my doorstep. I couldn't help but ooh'ed at the design of the shoes that I chose. I got mine in Bandanaz Lo-Top. Actually, they have a lot of cool designs to choose from. Moreover, they have each design in 3 styles such as Lo-Top, Hi-Top and Slip-on. So shopping your first Zipz shoes can be very fun as far as choosing which design and style to go with.

What sets this shoe brand apart from other competitors is the fact that they are the world's first, true, interchangeable shoe. What does that mean exactly? Well, it means you can change the top of your shoe, keeping the sole of the shoe the same. You simply unzip the top half off, add a different shoe cover, and zip it back. Simply put, you can have a new look everyday if you want to because they are removable and interchangeable. That's truly amazing, isn't it? You can save money as well since you don't have to buy a new pair each time your pair of sneakers wears off on you. You just either buy a new shoe cover or a new sole. This concept is unique, refreshing and functional as well.

Now what about comfort? When it comes to shoes, surely you just don't want to go with style and looks, but definitely comfort and fit should also be considered when choosing one as well. When I first stepped into the shoe, I felt the soft cushioned insole. I have worn them to work on a casual Friday. They are one of the most comfiest sneakers I have ever owned. Zipz shoes uses YKK zippers, which are known for their durability and dependability. So you're confident you will get long years of using your favorite Zipz shoes. I have enjoyed them! I'm sure you will too. If you're interested to get your first pair of revolutionary shoes, you can purchase them here or you can visit their website and check out their latest styles as well.

Or better yet, if you want a freebie, why don't you enter my giveaway through Rafflecopter below? The fantastic people behind Zipz shoes made sure one lucky My Sweet Haven reader will get the chance to try a pair of Zipz shoes of their choice. So what are you waiting for, join now! This contest is available to US residents only.

Disclosure: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Oransi Ionic Fridge Air Purifier: Review and Giveaway

Despite the efforts to keep the fridge clean, organized and fresh, there would be times when you open the fridge and you'd be greeted with a distinct smell of food or even that stale, unpleasant odor from veggies that have been buried and forgotten in the crisper. Yuck, I know! When the old and trusted method of keeping a box of baking soda in the fridge doesn't seem to do the trick anymore, it's good to know that there is an eco-friendly Ionic Fridge Air Purifier by Oransi that will definitely get rid of the funky smell in your fridge. I have been given a chance to try this small, but amazing product. Slightly bigger than the size of a yogurt but it does big things to keep your fridge free from bacteria and odor.

Oransi Fridge Air Purifier is a small device that runs on 2 AA batteries that require replacement approximately every 45-90 days. Unlike most purifiers, this one does not need replacement filters and nothing to clean. It has a built-in micro processor controls the operation of the air purifier so it will cycle on and off to save battery life. When you first turn it on, it will run for 30 minutes, then after that, it just runs for 5 minutes every two hours. It does not have a fan so it operates silently and does not take up so much space in your fridge. It has a patented Piezo-electric technology which allows for a high negative ion output to freshen your refrigerator without the harmful side effects of ozone that is found in standard ionizers. Cool, isn't it?

I put this little thing to an actual test by using this in our other refrigerator which hasn't been used for months when we moved from Arkansas to a rental condo apartment in Montana. Of course, I did clean the fridge first, but there's still that hint of odor which at first I wasn't sure how to get rid of. Amazingly, this powerful little air purifier works like a charm. I left it there overnight pictured below, the next morning, it did eliminate that inexplicable odor due to the fact that the fridge hasn't been used for a while. I'm really sold! This thing works.

To learn more about the Oransi Ionice fridge air purifier, simply visit Oransi on Facebook or Twitter. How would you like to win your own air purifier? Simply enter through the Rafflecopter below. Open to all US residents. Good luck everyone!

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Cushion Source Pillow Set Review and Giveaway

After we bought our first home, we have been doing a little bit of decorating here and there. We've started with the guest room, in time for my father-in-law's visit. Now, we're working on our living room next. I know it's going to take a while before I can transform our living room into what I would like it to look but I have been incorporating some design ideas that I got from researching online. For one, I would love it to look bright, sunny, vibrant and cozy, so I am thinking of using colors that pop. The walls will have to remain warm and neutral though so we're repainting them this summer with either a shade of beige or tan. However, our furniture are mostly dark brown so we definitely need bold and striking accessories to make the room alive. So I was really thrilled when Cushion Source sent me this beautiful pillow set (throw pillow, flange pillow and lumbar pillow) to review. I chose this stunning torquoise pillow set because they are undeniably pretty and they complement well with my dark couch.

Let me tell you a little bit about the makers of these beautiful pillows. Cushion Source was founded in 2004. They make custom throw pillows for both indoors and outdoors, all kinds of custom seat cushions, custom drapes, kids pillow and so much more. They saw the need to cater to each person's individual tastes and preferences so they aspire to give their customers the option to choose products made uniquely for their home and outdoor furniture that absolutely matches their style. This ends everyone's frustration of not finding the perfect throw pillow that goes with their living room or patio furniture off-the-shelf from their local department stores. That's because Cushion Source will make the perfect one fit for your needs. I was amazed with the wide selection of fabrics from their gallery. The custom ordering system has never been so easy and user-friendly. You are able to customize the size, front and back fabric, filling, trim and so much more. I'm providing you a printscreen shot of the ordering process so you will have an idea of what I'm talking about. Or better yet, go check out their site and create that perfect throw pillow you were hoping to get.

I was honestly impressed with the impeccable quality of the pillows that I have received from them. They are made of high-quality fabric that has withstood the abuse of my toddler. Because of how soft, comfortable and cushiony these pillows are, my 2.5 year old would love to sit on them while watching TV, lol! And when he's being playful and goofy, he would throw them around and play pillow fight with the daddy. I wouldn't even worry that the seams might split because even just at first glance, one can tell that they are made to last. I'm showing you a close-up of the patterned fabric.

I really love my new throw pillows. I was thinking of ordering more to complete the look of my living room. They can really spruce up any room in your house. Plus, they are proudly made in the USA.

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Now for the fun part. Cushion Source is giving away this fabulous pillow set valued at $125.00 as shown below to one lucky "My Sweet Haven" reader. Enter my Rafflecopter Giveaway below for a chance to win! Goodluck!

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Glass Dharma Straw Review and Giveaway

I must have to admit that the concept of glass straws seemed mind-blowing. When I think of drinking straws, automatically what comes to mind are the plastic straws we commonly use and see in stores and restaurants. So when I heard about Glass Dharma, the maker of the original glass straw, I was intrigued to say the least. I was given the opportunity to try Glass Dharma's four (4) different kinds of glass straws for the first time and this I'll say in all honesty, I'm never gonna go back to using plastic straws again. Here's why.

  • Glass straws don’t leach toxins into your food as you drink.
  • They are reusable, so one glass straw replaces thousands of plastic straws, which will help you eliminate yet another wasteful plastic disposable.
  •  Drinking out of a glass straw gives you a feeling of class, beauty and elegance. You’ll feel like royalty – with a touch of ‘glass’.
  • Dharma glass straws are sustainable, durable, easy to clean, suitable for hot and cold beverages and dishwasher safe.

Not only do they promote health and are environment-friendly, but they look so stunning as well. The wonderful people behind Glass Dharma sent me a set of 4 elegant drinking straws. It comes with cleaning brushes in each of the two sizes, as pictured below.

My favorite is the one with the beautiful bend and the decorative dots. Whether you're drinking your favorite juice or enjoying your healthy smoothie, you can be assured that you're doing it with style and of course contributing something to Mother nature. Thanks to the ingenuity of Glass Dharma.

Of course, my review wouldn't be complete if I won't let my curious little monkey try it as well. So I had him drink his OJ in his favorite tumbler but I removed the plastic straw and replaced it with the glass one. Actually, my only fear about using a glass straw is whether it's safe for my 2.5 kiddo to drink from. Well, the following information is very important to know. The workmanship being put into these glass straws are at par excellence with the world-famous Corning, Inc (the makers of Pyrex). They adhere to a formula for annealing their glass art (a process that strengthens the glass) with specifications and guidelines provided by Corning, Inc.

They are exclusively made of borosilicate tubing, exactly the same type of glass that our durable coffeepot or pie plate was made of. So it's fairly safe to say that these products are extremely durable and virtually unbreakable. As a matter of fact, their products are covered with the unbelievable Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage. Although as a mom, I wouldn't recommend using these for toddlers unsupervised. But if you have older kids (5 and up), they work great. My little guy only used this once and I was just right there with him all throughout the drinking process. Another great thing about this product which I think is worth mentioning is that they are Handmade in the USA. You cannot say that with most of the products that we have been using.

Thank you for making it this far in my review. The generous Glass Dharma people would want to make one lucky My Sweet Haven reader happy by offering a $25 Gift Certificate to

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Disclosure: I received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Ultimate Workout Outfit: Ellie Review

Working out is something that I need some motivation on. I packed on some pounds when I got pregnant with my 8.4 lb. baby then. But even after 3 years, I can't seem to shake off those unwanted pounds. I know, blame it on the pregnancy and those crazy hormonal changes, lol! But honestly, I am now more serious than ever to lose weight. And the first part of my motivation process is getting the right workout outfit for me. I would have to be comfortable first in what I'm wearing before I can even start getting serious with my new goal for this year. I am really grateful that Ellie does not only loves fitness but fashion as well. They understand the need to look and feel good thus creating the ultimate active wear for all types of women. I was really lucky to join the Ellie Ambassador Program. I received a nice set of comfy and stylish workout attire and I didn't wait much longer before I put these to the ultimate test.

The two items that I received from them for my review are "It Takes Two Top" ($44.95) and "Little Black Capri" (also priced at $44.95). When I first saw the top, I thought this can't be for workout. I mean it looks really nice that you wouldn't be embarrassed to be seen wearing it. You can even go shopping in this blouse, lol! It's so cute and versatile. My other concern was it might be too thick to use for exercising. But you know what, I proved myself wrong. The top is very lightweight and airy. It's made from natural fibers that won't pill. Perfect for gym workout, running or hiking. You can wear the sleeves long for those nippy morning jogs or roll them up for a rather casual look. Now as for the capri, I gotta say this must be the most comfortable pair I have ever worn. They're just amazing. They're very soft like cotton, and it perfectly holds your shape and fits like a glove so they stretch and move with you. Another thing that I love about these is the moisture-wicking fabric that keeps you dry even after an intense workout. I also love that they are breathable and they don’t ride down like other workout leggings/capris that I have had in the past. They are not only functional but fashionable as well so you can wear these even when you just wanna go around town. I am totally loving my Ellie outfit.

Our little exercise area down in the basement.

So, if you also want to give Ellie a try, go ahead and click the ad link and button below to get $20% off of your entire purchase.

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Disclaimer:  As an Ellie ambassador, I received this complimentary outfit to review on the blog.  All opinions are my own and reflect my actual thoughts on the clothing.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Frecklebox Review and Giveaway

Frecklebox is a great online store for personalized gifts for kids. I was lucky to have been given the chance to review two of their amazing personalized items. I found some really cute designs from their  personalized lunch boxes, so I thought I would get that along with a matching personalized placemat for my little guy. As you may all know, I am a sucker for personalized stuff. So naturally, I was thrilled when I came across their website. They have such great products to choose from. From personalized books, coloring books, puzzles, posters, party favors, stickers, journal books to lunchboxes, placemats, growth charts and more. It truly is a unique site for cool kids stuff of all ages.

I chose the Alphabet Train design for both his lunchbox and placemat. He's in love with trains and having numbers, letters and animals with the train design is just fabulous. He was very excited when he opened the box and found these items. He carried the lunch box all around the house like there's some kind of precious treasure in there, lol! It's too funny! He will be starting daycare in a preschool facility next week so this lunch box would be perfect for his snacks and lunches while he's there. And having his name on it I think makes the items more special and cute.

All Frecklebox products are printed on state-of-the-art digital printing systems. I must say they are really made of high end quality materials which are meant for the gifts to last. Plus, everything is made in the good old USA. Very fun!

Look how busy and enthralled my 2 year old was with his new cool stuff. He definitely loves them.

Wait..Don't go yet! You've just reached the fun part of this post. Because you will now have a chance to win a $30.00 electronic gift card so you could get your kids their favorite personalized items from Frecklebox. Now, isn't that awesome!

It's so simple to join. If you're 18 years old and above and have a valid US address, you can enter the contest by using the Rafflecopter below. The contest starts from May 8th until May 17th. Goodluck to everyone!

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Disclosure: I received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Review: Starlooks Starbox March

I've been seeing bloggers rave about how amazing Starlooks Starbox products are. And I thought I gotta have one for myself as well. Last month, I received my March Starbox in the mail. I apologize for the delay of my review. Anyhow, the March Starbox is a "mixed" month Starbox, consisting of a combination of bold and neutral colors. It is valued at $40, but you get it for $15. I think that's really an amazing deal. The best thing is you get full sized items of the featured products for the month. I was excited when I received mine. Here's how the box looks like.

The goodies in this box includes "Flutter" Lipstick, "Disarray" Eye Shadow, Lengthening Mascara, and "Vanilla" (All Natural) Lip Sugar which was actually a surprised item. Cool!

Now I'll tell you a little bit about each of the products. First, Starlooks Lipstick in Flutter is definitely gorgeous. It's a shimmery orange-hued color which translates to a rusty, golden, bronze-red on the lips. They categorized it as a bold item but really anyone can use this color as it is warm and frosty which gives your lips the right color without looking too strong. Next, is the Starlooks Eyeshadow in Disarray. It's a navy blue color at first glance but definitely a dark eyeshadow color. The great thing about this product is that it goes with any neutral colors like white, black and browns. It has just a touch of sparkle, so you can pack it on, or you can use it as an accent by applying just a hint for a light navy glisten. It's also perfect if you want to pull off the "smokey eye" look. Another product included is the Starlook Lengthening Mascara. This is a must-have for all ladies out there. It has a huge "fluffy, tree-shaped" applicator that leaves no clumps and does really give lengthen your lashes. I love this product! Now for their surprise item. Indeed, I was surprised because I didn't read the small pamphet that comes with it so I have no idea what the lip sugar is for, lol! It has this yummy vanilla smell so I thought at first it's a lip sheen. But actually it is a lip scrub, perfect for chapped lips that are in need of a little pampering. It gently exfoliates your dry, chapped lips, giving you that perfectly smooth, luxurious lips ready for your favorite lip color. So there you go, those are the items you get when you get the March Starbox here.

Now my review wouldn't be complete if I wouldn't share some photos of me using their awesome products. I gotta say the Disarray Eye Shadow has been the darkest eyeshadow I have tried so far and I was a bit afraid that I would look awful in these but I think I didn't look that bad, did I? I must admit I have to practice more in applying dark eye shades. I'm just so used to using browns and neutrals because it complements my dark skin. But actually I love how this eyeshadow from Starlooks look on me. I mixed it with white and blend it in. It toned down the color a bit and I really love how it looks. I gotta say their mascara does a really great job in making my lashes look full but not clumpy at all.

I can go out of the house without wearing make-up but definitely a lipstick is a must-have for me. I have pale lips so I really can't live without my lipstick. I am very particular with the shade of lipstick I use so imagine my delight when Starlooks Lipstick in Flutter happens to be the perfect copper/orange color that I have been searching for. Gosh, I cannot begin to describe how excited I was when I tried it on. I love love love the color on my lips. It also has a very strong staying power. And I love how glossy my lips look. No need for a lip gloss at all, lol!

This is me out in the yard this afternoon with my "Starlooks Starbox" March look. 
Thanks for reading, everyone!

Disclosure: I received product(s) for free in exchange for an honest review, which may differ from yours. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I used personally, and believe will be good for my readers.

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Friday, May 3, 2013 Mom with Child Locket Review and Giveaway

Mother's Day is almost here. This is the perfect time of the year for men to honor the special lady in their life. Some people find it hard to decide what to give their loved ones on special occasions like this. Have you thought about giving your wife or your mom Photo Pendants? Well, recently I was given the opportunity to review Mother's Day Jewelry from This company is a direct manufacturer of personalized jewelry, that can be engraved with special phrases, with a laser-colored photo of your choice. I love anything personalized, so imagine my delight when they give me this chance to work with them for a review and a giveaway.

Yes, you read it right! One lucky reader of My Sweet Haven will also get a chance to win a stunning sterling silver jewelry from the Mother's Day Photo Lockets selection. They have eight different styles to choose from. What I got from them is the Sterling Silver Mom and Son Heart Locket. This locket came with an 18 inch sterling silver box chain. I can honestly say that I was really impressed with how it turned out. I chose a beautiful picture of Jeff and Caleb and had the message "The loves of my life" engraved on the back of the locket. I was really amazed with how beautiful the jewelry looks like. The locket and the chain are shiny and you can tell it's been crafted with high quality standards. I am really grateful to PicturesOnGold for this wonderful Mother's Day souvenir. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this site to those who wanted to impress their lady loves with a beautiful symbol of motherhood. I'm sure any mom would jump with joy if given a gift like this. Besides the lockets and pendants, they also offer other equally elegant products like Family Tree Pendants, which of course you can also personalize. You see, there's no reason to look for other places to find that special piece of jewelry for your loved ones since they have it all.

I love my new necklace so I wear it right away, lol!

My boys

Engraved message on the back

Now here's the fun part. The giveaway, of course. As I've mentioned above, one lucky winner will choose one Mom with Child Sterling Silver Heart Locket with 18-inch Silver Box Chain valued at $165.00. This is open to all US residents, ages 18 above. The giveaway will run until May 9th at 11:59 PM. So don't waste any second, please use the Rafflecopter Form below to enter the giveaway. Goodluck guys!


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Posy Lane Toddler Backpack Product Review

At two years old, my son gets cabin fever so easily. So I tried to take him out with me to run errands or even just take short walks in the neighborhood or to the park. I would never go out with a toddler without bringing the essentials like snacks, water, few toys, extra diaper, wipes and the like. But I think I'm through with carrying a diaper bag at this stage. I have looked into some toddler backpacks lately because I think he seems to have an interest on carrying one especially if it's loaded with his stuff. Then talk about perfect timing, I had an opportunity to work with Posy Lane, an online store that sells personalized backpacks, tote bags, bath towels, nap mats, blankets and so much more.

I was thrilled to know that it's not just an ordinary backpack, it's got his name on it and I think it's something kids would love to have. His favorite show at the moment is Curious George so I thought I would get him the Stephen Joseph Monkey Quilted Toddler Backpack. I couldn't be any happier with my choice. The moment he saw it, he knew it was for him and he'd carry it around the house, lol! I love the color combination of the product. It's vibrant, cute and so perfect for a little boy. The personalization process was the fun part. I got to decide which type of font and the color of thread I wanted to use for the embroidery. I love how neat the stitches had come out. The colors just pop out and blends perfectly together. The customer service was excellent and shipping was a breeze. Most importantly, I was very satisfied with the quality of the backpack. I would definitely recommend this to my friends who are looking for some cute items that can be personalized. This can be a perfect gift idea as well.

While I was browsing their site, I saw their selection of personalized nap mats as well. I love that it includes an attached pillow and blanket. Perfect for those little picnics that we plan to have in the future. They have a monkey nap mat to match the backpack that he already owns. Isn't that terrific? I am just so glad I found this amazing store online. 

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*Disclosure: The product mentioned above was provided to me for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. The opinions expressed herein are 100% mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Posy Lane.