Thursday, May 27, 2010

Inspired By Finn Hazelwood Necklace Review & GIVEAWAY!

I am very excited to bring this review and giveaway to my readers! I hope you enjoy reading about my experience with Inspired By Finn's hazelwood jewelery.

On Monday of this week I received my hazelwood necklace from and immediately put it on and started experiencing its healing effects! I suffer from chronic heartburn/acid reflux and am always on the lookout for ways to relieve the painful burning and discomfort associated with it. What exactly is a hazelwood necklace and how exactly does it work is what you are probably asking yourself right now, right?

Hazelwood is an ancient remedy first used by aboriginal people -- It has the medicinal property of neutralizing the body's acidity.

It relieves or prevents ailments such as ulcers, acid reflux, heartburn, skin problems (psoriasis, eczema, acne), arthritis, constipation, migraines, sensitive & bleeding gums, helps reduce dental cavities and more. These necklaces are a great remedy for heartburn and nausea during pregnancy!

Hazelwood necklaces are made from the branches of a hazelwood tree alternated with glass and/or gemstone beads for ornamentation. They are handmade - from the gathering of the wood to the stringing of the beads.

In order to receive a therapeutic benefit the necklace must be worn as much as possible - for adults, we recommend wearing the necklace over night as well as during the day. It is also recommended to wear the necklace while bathing. Keeping the hazelwood moist aids the body in absorbing the beneficial properties of the Hazelwood.

The life span of the necklace will depend on the level of acidity of the body. In general, a necklace will maintain its medicinal benefits for 6 –12 months. Higher acidity may mean a shorter lifespan of the necklace. A necklace is losing effectiveness when the ends of the wood beads darken and/or symptoms return.


There you go! as explained by the good folks at Inspired By Finn! And let me tell you ladies, the necklace has REALLY helped me! I have used products from Inspired By Finn before, I used an Amber teething necklace on my youngest son when he was cutting teeth and the healing effects were nearly instant for him, I saw a reduction in drooling and fussiness within hours of putting the amber necklace on learn more about Amber teething necklaces read here

 Back to my hazelwood experience... I put the necklace on immediately because I could feel heartburn creeping up on me from what I had to eat for lunch, so I figured id head it off and hope to avoid a full fledged attack....and IT WORKED!!! In fact, I haven't had bad heartburn all week and I can honestly say it has to be from wearing the hazelwood necklace. Hazelwood isn't a miracle cure all, you still have to watch what you eat and take care of yourself or you will still experience heartburn and acid reflux symptoms, but it definitely helps and combined with wise eating choices it has been a great heartburn reliever for me this past week and I look forward to using my hazelwood necklace for the next 6 to 12 months (this is the average life span of the necklaces effectiveness, depends on the level of acidity in your body).

Would YOU like to try hazelwood or Baltic amber jewelery yourself? Because I have a fantastic giveaway and a discount code for you to use when shopping at Inspired By Finn.

                                                            DISCOUNT CODE :
                               BLOG101 FOR 20% OFF ANYTHING ON THE SITE


*** 1 lucky reader will be chosen at random to win any in stock item 16 inches or SMALLER from Inspired By Finn*** 

                                                            WAYS TO ENTER:

MANDATORY ENTRY ~ Please visit and tell me what your favorite item on the site is.

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4.Blog about this giveaway linking back to my blog and leave me a comment with a link to your blog

All in all you have 5 chances to win!!!! This giveaway will run until Friday June, 4th and 1 winner will be chosen at random.

I was not offered any monetary compensation for this review, all opinions expressed are solely my own.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Orphaned No More 3,000 Bracelets Campaign

While browsing my blog list and all the giveaways everyone is offering, I stumbled across one that really stood out and pulled at my heartstrings and I feel very compelled to share with you all the story of the wonderful woman and family behind the Orphaned No More, 3,000 bracelets for Isabella campaign.
This wonderful family has already adopted 2 beautiful children, a boy from Russia and a girl from China...they long to adopt once more, another girl from China on the special needs list but like many adoptive parents, the monetary obstacles are more than they can take on alone, they need help raising the funds needed to bring their daughter home to them. Adoption can be such an expensive process and thus, the 3,000 bracelet campaign was started! Only 3,000 bracelets and this family will be as close as can be to bringing their new daughter out of an orphanage and into a happy and loving home!!!!
Please visit and be sure to read the beautiful words written by this mother who is longing to bring her Isabella home Also please check out the contest being offered by The Path Before Me and enter to win your very own handmade cloth bracelet...but I sure hope you will consider making a purchase or two (or three, or four...) in support of this cause!
I think any parent who adopts a child is an angel sent from above to love and care for those that have no one to love and care for them on this earth, no mother or father, no brothers or sisters, only the hope that someone somewhere will love them and want them and make them a part of their family one day...I believe Isabella knows this in her little heart now and I hope she gets to come home to her family very soon!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba ~ LIVE!



Advance Tickets For American Express® Cardmembers Go On-Sale Thursday, May 20

$1 From Every Ticket Sold To Benefit Habitat for Humanity Local Affiliate In Each Tour City

Miami, FL (May 19, 2010)-- Fresh off a triumphant sold-out tour debut, a headlining performance at The White House, a critically-acclaimed, chart-topping album, and an appearance at Coachella that garnered rave reviews from spectators and media alike, DJ Lance Rock and the cast of YO GABBA GABBA! are heading back on the road with YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! to play to enthusiastic fans on a 60-city tour across North America. Today’s hottest live show for families will make stops at top theaters, arenas and amphitheaters throughout North America, starting August 27 in Bethel, NY and ending in Dallas, TX on December 12. YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! is produced by S2BN Entertainment in association with Wildbrain Entertainment and The Magic Store.

Champions on the stage and in the community, the Gabba Gang will participate in various service projects aimed at building homes and hope in the cities they visit during their four month journey across North America. In addition, $1 from every ticket sold during the 2010 YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY North American tour will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity local affiliate in each tour city to further their homebuilding efforts.

Pre-sale tickets are available to American Express Cardmembers starting Thursday, May 20. A special Gabba Tix pre-sale offer for members of the Gabba community will begin on Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. VIP packages with premium tickets and meet and greets will also be available. For complete tour, ticket, and VIP package information, visit Children under one year of age will be admitted free to sit on a parent’s lap.

To celebrate the North American tour and partnership, DJ Lance Rock and friends are inviting fans and Habitat for Humanity families to a dance party at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday May, 20.

The state-of-the-art production features music, singing, dancing and animation. The show is an interactive experience that offers audience members of all ages the opportunity to witness their favorite characters come to life. Joining the characters on stage will be hip-hop legend Biz Markie to teach kids how to beat box with “Biz’s Beat of the Day”. Special guests will join the party on stage for the Super Music Friends Show and Dancey Dance segments.

Released in October, 2009, YO GABBA GABBA!: MUSIC IS AWESOME Volume 1 topped kids and overall music charts at iTunes (#1 kids album), Amazon (top 5 kids album) and Target sales, which reached more than 40,000 copies in only 6 months since its release. YO GABBA GABBA!: MUSIC IS AWESOME was picked as one of 2009’s top holiday gifts for toddlers by both PARENTS magazine and the popular Mom web destination YO GABBA GABBA!: MUSIC IS AWESOME Volume 2 will be released on iTunes and will hit shelves nationwide this September.
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