Saturday, April 19, 2014

Blessed Easter To All My Readers!

Blessed Easter To All My Readers!

I want to wish all my readers a blessed Easter! Christ the Lord is risen today! Hallelujah!

Friday, April 18, 2014

What Do You Do With Your Stuff (Junk)?

What Do You Do With Your Stuff (Junk)?

It's that time of year when I start thinking about getting ready for a garage sale. It's been a long boring winter! All you could do is stay in the house and look outside, unless you like being in the frigid temperatures. 

For entertainment I look in thrift stores when I go to the city. There are about 4 different stores I go to when I go to the city. The reason I go is to look for some antique, collectible or the like that I can sell on eBay. It's kind of like a treasure hunt! 

Sometimes you get lucky and find a treasure that sells for a lot more than you bought it for. Sometimes you buy something and it's nothing. Just a piece of "stuff". So when it's nothing I keep it for the Spring when we have a garage sale.

Recently I found a little vintage Christmas angel ornament that I bought for 59 cents. I put it on eBay and was shocked to sell it for $41.00! That was a good deal! Lots of times I can't even sell what I buy, but it's fun to try.

Last year it was a cooler Spring so we didn't have a sale till about the end of May or beginning of June. I can't wait to sell of my "stuff" and make a little extra money. 

Do you have garage sales or what do you do with your "stuff"?

Winner Winner!!

Winner Winner!!

The winner of the Lightload Towels Giveaway is:

Entry #471Jennifer H.

Congrats Jennifer and thank you to everybody who entered this giveaway!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mothers Day Special: Midnight Promise‏

Mothers Day Special: Midnight Promise‏

Just in time to celebrate the woman you love, Bellegance Perfumes is offering --now through Mother's Day -- more than 25% off the retail price.
Inspired by Moroccan Gardens, the perfume features notes of red mandarin, cinnamon, red Moroccan rose and then settles into beautiful base notes of  amber, vanilla accord, sandalwood, oak moss, patchouli and fresh vetiver.
Midnight Promise, bottled and manufactured in France, was launched in the beginning of this year. 
It features 2.5 ounces and is currently priced, for a short time only, at $69. (regularly $95.) including shipping at

Leven Rose Jojoba Oil Review + GIVEAWAY

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Leven Rose Jojoba Oil Review + GIVEAWAY

Have you ever heard of Jojoba Oil? I had before but have never had an opportunity to try it out....until now!  Leven Rose Jojoba Oil is unrefined and an organic 100% pure Jojoba Oil which I recently had the pleasure to try out.

Leven Rose Jojoba Oil is made from Simmondsia chinensis which is grown in Arizona and is cold pressed. It is cold pressed by using a screw like mechanism that presses out the oil (which is actually a wax) without heating up the oil. The reason for not getting the oil too hot is because it then loses certain properties and therefore is not as effective or beneficial.

I have been a lot more concerned about what I put into my body and on my body lately. I don't like the thought of what some companies use to make their products. Chemicals and words that you can't even pronounce. It is scary to think of what is in some products and the harm they can do.

Leven Rose JoJoba Oil does not contain any preservatives, chemicals or artificial fragrances!  It is lightweight and easily absorbs into your skin, hair and nails.

I received a huge 4 fluid ounce bottle of Leven Rose Jojoba Oil which came shipped to me securely and safe. It comes in a brown bottle with the dropper already in it, and is sealed around the top of the bottle and cap.

First of all I wanted to try it out so put a few drops on each on the top of my hands. I rubbed the oil in and it really did absorb into my skin. It was not greasy and made my skin feel nice and smooth. There really is no scent to this product and it made my hands feel moisturized.

After trying it out on my hands I tried it out on my dry and chapped lips. This cold weather we've had all winter has not been kind on them. I only used a drop or two and it made my lips instantly smooth and silky. No need for a chapstick with this product!

Leven Rose Jojoba Oil has so many other uses. You can use it for your eyes and face for a makeup remover and to moisturize your face and body too. It can be used as a massage oil and to soften hands and feet. If you have dry scalp or dry and frizzy hair it helps repair your hair and leaves it naturally smooth. More uses are for chapped lips, cuticles, acne, beards, stretch marks and stretching ears.

Find out why Jojoba Oil is the "secret" solution to the most common skin and hair issues. Absolutely stunning skin and glowing hair. Our 100% Pure Organic Jojoba Oil is the #1 natural choice for moisturizer!
• Excellent results for even the most sensitive of skin types.
• Stylist preferred, as a NON-synthetic beauty solution.
• Reduces & heals inflammation, redness and scaring.
• Just a few DROPS is enough to see results in DAYS.

If you would like to try the Leven Rose Jojoba Oil out for yourself just go to Amazon. It is on sale right now for $13.97.

Gloria's Bits and Pieces GIVEAWAY! To enter for a chance to win a bottle of Leven Rose Jojoba Oil just go to the Rafflecopter below. Ages 18 or older in the U.S. Ends May 17, 2014.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Free 12 Month Subscription To Field & Stream Magazine

 Free 12 Month Subscription To Field & Stream Magazine

Go to ValueMags to sign up for a complimentary 12 month subscription to Field & Stream Magazine. It takes 6 to 10 weeks for your first issue to arrive.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Appliances Don't Last

Appliances Don't Last

Well, our microwave bit the dust the other day! It's been acting up for a couple of weeks and the other night I went to use it to make some popcorn. I put my popcorn in the microwave and shut the door. Pressed popcorn and some weird number or letters came up and that was it! It was shot!

I remember buying this microwave so it can't be but two years old. Well, we live in a tiny town and the closest place to get one quick is twenty miles Walmart!

Yes, it sucks living in a small town sometimes. You are always filling up the gas tank to go some place. 

Anyways, I went one day without having a microwave and couldn't stand it. So last night I went to buy one. My daughter and I were looking at them and they had the exact microwave that we had at home.

We bought it because they didn't have any other ones with the same wattage. When I was checking out the cashier asked if I wanted to purchase a 2 year warranty for $15 and I just said no. I didn't tell her that the one I had lasted about 2 years anyways.

It made me think of how times have changed. I remember when our town had a TV repairman (who fixed radios also), shoe repairman, washer repairman, and probably some other types of repairmen.

Can you imagine how much of this junk is in landfills....on top of everything else!? What will life be like when our children or grandchildren grow up?  Sometimes I think it would be nice to go back to the older way of living. We live in a throw away society with everything. If it's broke, you just throw it away because they make everything cheap.

What do you think?