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Ladies, have you ever been out and noticed that your rings or earrings just wouldn't stay in place? Annoying, isn't it? Not only does slipping and sliding jewelry look unappealing, you may also lose it altogether, and that can be devastating to say the least. I don't have a ton of jewelry, but I do want to protect what little I do have. I have a few necklaces that I adore, and a nice ruby tennis bracelet. I don't have any earrings anymore, since they somehow got lost in our latest move.
(Made me so sad, but thankfully, none of them were overly valuable.) I do however, have some very expensive wedding rings, which were appraised at $40,000.00. My husband had these custom designed for me straight from the International Diamond Mines in Israel. They have over 6 carats of hand-picked diamonds of good color and clarity, and I would absolutely die if anything happened to them!
I find that I am constantly looking down and making sure they're still on my hand. It certainly doesn't help that after losing the baby weight from 2 pregnancies, they don't fit as snugly as I'd like. The slipping and sliding truly makes me paranoid, even though I do have them insured. Luckily, I recently discovered BlingGuard, who specializes in keeping a woman's jewelry comfortably in place!
These come in generously sized sets, so once you're done using them, you can throw them out and replace them with fresh ones.
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Uh-oh! I have a birthday coming up at the end of this month! (I will be 32...Sssh! That will just be our little secret!) The problem is, I also have a husband who never knows how to shop for me. I'm not at all demanding, don't get me wrong...I don't expect anything extravagant like vacations, 5 star dining, or anything else overly frivolous. I am really easy to please. In fact, just a simple "Happy Birthday, honey!" will do just fine. Of course I also like the occasional piece of jewelry. What woman doesn't, right? But in my home, like many others, that isn't always in the budget. With 1 income and 3 kids, we can't usually afford things like jewelry. Until now, that is! I just discovered a wonderful online jeweler that offers top quality jewelry that fits into any budget. If you're looking for something gorgeous and super-affordable, you're covered. If you're shopping around for that perfect, once in a lifetime engagement ring, they've got a wonderful selection there, too. As a matter of fact, SuperJeweler.com has pretty much anything you'd want, all at rock bottom prices.
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While I absolutely love the cook, there are some things that are completely foreign to me in the culinary world. One is desserts, and the other is anything canned.
You see, while I can make any breakfast, lunch, dinner or appetizer out there, desserts are something I don't personally eat, so I never really had the desire to make them. (Much to my husband's dismay.) Yes, I am one of those odd women who doesn't care for cupcakes, chocolate, or ice cream.
Canning is another thing I have always found incredibly intimidating. I have heard so many horror stories about shards of glass flying everywhere, as well as explosions in the kitchen. Eeek! But now that I have a huge fruit and veggie garden in the works, canning is something I want to do to preserve the many different crops we grow. I'd love to make some yummy preserves, jams, and of course, pickles! Plus, canning has tons of health benefits, since it takes fruits and veggies at the peak of freshness and preserves all of their nutrients.
So when the awesome folks at Fagor America contacted me to see if I'd like to check out their new Pressure Canning Set, I decided to take the plunge. I was already curious, so this was the perfect opportunity to learn the process myself. (And hopefully not "blow anything up" in the process!)
Happy Father's Day, everyone! I hope that all of the Dads out there have an amazing day, get to sleep in, and get better presents than a tacky tie or a Cosby sweater!
Sadly, my own husband has to work today. (Boo!) But once he gets home, we will be heading over to my Dad's house for a cookout. This should be a great time, since the kids love seeing them, and who doesn't love some yummy burgers and hot dogs?!
Anyway, a big thanks to all the amazing Dads out there! Hope you enjoy your day!
My Dad is a rockstar...No, really...He is...He is a member of the Ohio band, The Noizy Toyz. They play all over the place, and honestly, they're amazing. My Dad is great. Keyboards. Vocals. Guitar...He can do it all. Some of my earliest memories are of his band practices, and listening to the band practice cassette tapes in the car. (Did I just date myself here? oops...Yes. I had cassette tapes. I am positively prehistoric. ) Anyway...My love for music of all genres surely comes from HIM. And I am grateful.
The really amazing part? He didn't HAVE to love me....You see, biologically, I am not his child. My own "father", and we will use that term loosely, was not present. My DAD stepped in when I was a mere infant. Not "his" child. But he loved me anyway...Raised me anyway...I was HIS daughter. I still am.
Was my childhood perfect? No. It was actually a bit of a nightmare. My parents made mistakes...Now that I am a parent, too, I can understand and forgive that....I married way too young to a man who abused me....It's okay...My current husband treats me like gold, and I have 3 amazing kids who will NEVER have to deal with the things that I did....Never. I am breaking the cycle of addiction. Period. I am happy. My kids are happy. And I will make DAMN sure they always will be.
The fact is, my life has not been easy...I am not close to my mother. For awhile, I wasn't close to my Dad, either. I have never really felt loved, nor have I felt that I really even had parents. This was hard. This caused me to make awful decisions in my youth that impacted the remainder of my life.
I thank God every day that I made the decision to move back "home" to Ohio. This reminded me of what family really is. I am ashamed to say this, but I didn't speak to my Dad for almost 20 years. (I know...We all screw up, and my mind was somewhat poisoned as a kid. I am trying to make up for that now.)
I have something very special...Amazing...Wonderful...Unbelievable to share.
You see, my Dad is in a band. (Like I said....) Tonight, we went to see them play. We do this whenever they're local enough to do so. There is a particular song..."Perfect" by Pink...I have always related to this song. The video especially. This song IS my life.
Tonight...Tonight...My Dad publicly dedicated it to ME. He told me loved me....That he's proud of me...Not to listen to the "voices". He did this during a show, and it meant EVERYTHING to me. FOr the first time ever, I felt loved...validated...special...from a parent. I hugged him. I cried. I danced. I sang along. And then I had to leave, since the tears wouldn't stop....
I love you, Dad. THANK YOU. Thank you for being the Dad you didn't HAVE to be. Thank you for caring. For loving your grandkids. For everything. I am touched...I am humbled...And I am grateful. I finally have parents. I love you, Dad and Missy, the best step-mom ever!
Happy Father's Day to everyone. Please tell your dads how much you love them! I know I love mine!!!
Warner Bros. is proud to announce the arrival of Jack the Giant Slayer released on DVD & Blu-ray on June 18!
Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them and rescue the princess!
About Jack the Giant Slayer:
Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend... and gets the chance to become a legend himself! Directed by Brian Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns)
Starring: Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy), Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Moulin Rouge!), and Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones).