Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pretty Peacock is a give that last forever....

I was given the opportunity to review this beautiful meaningful necklace. 
Forever Always by Pretty Peacock. 
The necklace is beautiful...the picture does not do it justice. 
Life is filled with fleeting moments and temporary circumstances. There are very few things that you can count on through distance and sustain the test of time. You and I...we are one of those things.
Wear this pendant as a reminder that in this life, you can trust that you will forever be my always..
~ Each solid, sterling silver spiral is handmade in our Seattle studio.
~ A gorgeous pattern adorns the inside of the spiral. This pattern is actual a part of the silver - not just etched on.
~ The text is hand stamped - NOT engraved, so it will not rub away.
~ We use a hefty supply of eco-friendly sterling silver for each spiral (no wimpy metals here!) 
~ Each pendant measures 2 1/4" tip-to-tip/
~ 18" recycled sterling silver chain included.
Pretty Peacock is meaningful jewelry made in the USA. Each piece is made with love and caring...meant to last a life time. 
They use the highest quality materials in each of their designs. Their precious metals are purchased from companies that have been around for decades and have great reputations. 
If you want to give a gift that is inspirational and says so much..check out Pretty Peacock. They have beautiful designs ~ here are only a few.

Click HERE to see all of Pretty Peacock's 
beautiful designs. 


Advice from a Turkey Dog by Douglas Green

The word is out.  There’s something wrong with Thanksgiving.  
As with so many other holidays, we have ruined its original concept with enforced “traditions:” Macy’s parade, turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, televised football. Don’t get me wrong, I like all of these traditions, I just don’t know what they have to do with gratitude, or with immigrants thanking locals for helping them survive.
The secret to re-legitimizing the day isn’t the food, or even family. It’s the name. Can we return to actually giving thanks? 
To find a way, I turn to the greatest teachers on gratitude I’ve ever known: dogs. Never unselfish, but habitually giving credit whenever they see it due.

So, from their pure integrity, here are some canine keys to a true Thanksgiving:
1. Sit in your front doorway and look around.  A clever pooch knows this is the best place to relax. He can watch everything going on outside, while poised to jump if any food should drop. And it’s a perfect first stop on the gratitude trail.  
What sort of home do you have? Do you rent or own? Does the doorway reveal a Downton Abbey landscape or a parking lot? Whichever, sit on that threshold and find twenty things you appreciate about your shelter and the astounding world outside it. If you can’t, you’re not looking hard enough.

2. Pretend that everyone in your life didn’t have to be there, or do what they’ve done for you. Then realize that’s the truth. We laugh at the enthusiasm pups show over the simplest things – their human, a treat or leash. But only because we take those sights for granted. What if you never assumed the one who’d cared for you would come home? What if you harbored doubts about ever tasting another cookie?
Then look at your present relationships. Your parents, your spouse, your friends, and even your dog. Take a moment to ask what your life would be like with any of them not there, or not caring about you. 
Scary? Then take it further; focus on your love for them. Feel it till your heart could burst. That appreciation, that pain, is what dogs feel for us all the time. When they’re staring up from the floor, unable to intellectualize their feelings as we do. That’s being alive.

3. Whatever your religious beliefs, pretend you’re wrong. Dogs lack dogma. Their brains aren’t big enough to perceive a rationale for the universe. Dogs are neither theist nor atheist, sectarian nor agnostic.
Instead, they just appreciate. Do any of us honor the sun like a pup who shifts her sleeping to follow the rays? Do we run out after rains to absorb every enhanced scent?
Take a breath, close your eyes, and forget all that you believe about why the world is. And when you free your brain from the “why,” let it all roll over you: The enormity of outer space, the miracle of an ant, the luck of our proximity to the sun, the breathtaking complexity of your own body. And just try not to feel grateful.

4. Even if you absolutely, 100%, know it’s completely and totally wrong, pretend for just a wee moment that things are actually better today than they were a year ago. And see how many of them you can count.Have we ever been told as often that our world, our leaders, our lives are horrible? News channels screaming, rants on Facebook, forcing us to focus on lousiness. And then all the great people who’ve died, all the pollution, and get a load of what the kids listen to – it’s just garbage! 
But if we put aside that all these worst-politicians-ever just lie and cheat, maybe we could remember that most of them, most of the time, are trying to do their best, and often get things right. 
And are you happy about anyone who was born this last year? And how many new inventions reduce pollution? And have you noticed that all the music you like is still around, and maybe you’ve actually enjoyed one new song? So then, things are better, right?
Okay, maybe that argument doesn’t hold, but just give a moment to thanking the few things that you can agree have improved. If you can’t think of any, then admit that you have less brain than any dumb mutt, who has no trouble saying, “Right now, at this moment, that mushroom gravy I smell from two houses down is the most glorious creation ever!”

5. Embrace everyone, in the way they can accept. True gratitude should glow, not just in feeling thanks, but in expressing it, as dogs do every waking moment. 
Now that doesn’t mean jumping onto the white dresses of frightened strangers. Own your social intelligence, like an obedience-school graduate, and treat people as you believe they would wish. Greet that work colleague with a warm handshake and smile. Embrace that chic friend with a peck-almost-on-the-cheek, that child with a warm hug, and your significant other with the passion you’ve stifled since Labor Day.  
And who knows?  Maybe these actions will give you more to be thankful for next year.
Now these canine behaviors create their own rewards, but there’s a higher goal here, too.  And again, I learned it from a dog.  
My pooch, Shirelle, had a fatal cancer, and was supposed to have died already; I lived in fear every time I left her for even a few hours. So this Thanksgiving, I gently took her with me to the home of some neighbors for their family celebration.  
This couple had lost their own dog a couple of years before, and had embraced mine with an openness like grandparents. And Shirelle adored them, always lunging toward their door on our walks. I’d wondered why.
After chatting with some of their relatives, I realized the dog was missing. I checked room after room, until finally looking across at the open doorway to the kitchen.
There stood “Grandpa,” carving the turkey, with my big mutt sitting oh-so-politely at attention next to him. He carved slowly, methodically, putting one slice onto a platter for the family, handing the next slice to her, the next slice to the family, the next slice to her…spoiling the being I loved most just rotten.
Months of emotion welled up in my eyes. It was too goofy, too beautiful. He was thankful for her and she was thankful for him and I was thankful for both and for their gratitude to each other.
That should be our goal for the day. For thanks to go all the way around – everyone beholden to everyone – and the emotion overwhelming with its simplicity to where you realize that this is really the way the whole world should be, the way all of life should be.

Douglas Green is a psychotherapist, specializing in helping kids and teens build lives they can be proud of. He is also the creator and writer for, which helps kids, teens, parents, and others around the world with advice from the point of view of a friendly dog, and is the author of the new book, The Teachings of Shirelle – Life Lessons from a Divine Knucklehead. Learn more about Green at, and connect on Facebook and Twitter.

Shop the BEST DEALS!!!!

With total holiday spending to reach $630.5 billion this year, up from nearly $608 billion in 2014, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best & Worst Retailers for Black Friday Deals.

To help consumers maximize their savings this coming holiday season, WalletHub surveyed 8,000 deals from 30 of the biggest U.S. retailers’ 2015 Black Friday ad scans to show which retailers offer the largest advertised discounts for each product category in 2015.

Best Retailers for Black Friday Sales
1. JC Penney's ~ 68%
2. Kohl's ~ 67%
3. Stage ~ 64%
4. Croupon ~ 64%
5. Belk ~ 60%
6. Macy's ~ 56%
7. Kmart ~ 50%
8. Panasonic ~ 47%
9. Fred Meyer ~ 45%
10. Office Depot and Office Max ~ 43%

Key Stats
  • JCPenney has the highest overall discount rate at 68 percent, whereas Costco has the lowest at 20 percent.
  • “Jewelry” is the most discounted category at 73 percent, whereas “Computers & Phones” are the least discounted at 31 percent.
  • The overall average discount for Black Friday is 40 percent. Consumers should aim for this or a greater discount in order to avoid Black-Friday traps.
  • The “Toys” category has the biggest number of discounted items, representing 23 percent of all offers, whereas the “Consumer Packaged Goods” category has the smallest, with only 1.4 percent of all offers.

For the full report and to see where each retailer ranks for each product category, please visit: 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

#ALBSWYHoliday15 ~ Save CASH this Black Friday!!!!! ~ Enter to WIN $50 Amazon Card

on Holiday Gifts this Black Friday!!!!
About a month ago I shared my secret to earn money while shopping for holiday gifts.
Abertsons/Safeway has even a sweeter deal for Black Friday shopping!!!

I have found a great way to make your money go further with little effort. Buying Gift Cards at Albertsons/Safeway before you Black Friday shop! You can save some serious cash. Learn to Double,Triple and in some cases Quadruple Dipping.....I LOVE to  Quadruple savings. 

Here is a perfect example of what I am talking about. You can Double and Triple dip on
savings when you shop Albertsons/Safeway through 12/1   

Use your Rewards Credit Card to buy a $100 gift card from Albertsons/Safeway. You will get a $15 coupon to use when you purchase $25 or more at Albertsons/Safeway. 

You earn credit card rewards - get $100 to spend for gifts plus you get an additional $15 off a purchase of +$25.  You made a fast $15 and will benefit from your credit card rewards program. Add the super savings you can get for shopping on Black Friday and you are now quadrupling your savings.

Plus, you can now use the gift card to buy gifts. Plus, when you use a gift card  and your Safeway Club Card to purchase gas you get 2 points for every $1 spent. 

Participating retailers:
Toys R Us
Bass Pro Shop
Brinker Restraint
OutBack Steakhouse
Domino's Pizza
Regal Entertainment
JC Penneys
Hot Topic
Sports Authority
You can buy gift cards for any of these participating Gift Card Partners.
The $15 off $25+ purchase when you purchase $100 gift card is good from 11/18/15 till 12/1/15.

Use the gift cards you bought in advance to take advantage of SALES and DEALS...perfect way to stock up on cash for Black Friday or Cyber Monday SHOPPING!!!!.

Enter to WIN a $50 Amazon Gift Card!
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BioEsse Facial Lotion

I was given the opportunity to review BioEsse Facial Lotion. Like so many I want the best products for my skin. I want to look my best, younger, and fresher with less wrinkles. NO WAY do I want to look drawn out, tired and wrinkled. 

I have been using BioEsse for almost two weeks and I am extremely pleased with the results.  When one of my co-workers said "Debbie - You look amazing" "There is a glow about you" "What are you doing different?" those words are a WIN WIN for me.  I want my skin to look the best it can at 62. Yep 62 ~ yipes where have the years gone.

So often I have tried products that claim to make a difference but no one sees results. I personality thought I was looking fresher but still unsure until my co-worker made the statement. I was also shocked that a few others spoke up and stated "I thought the same thing"

While I am typing this I am thinking gosh this sounds really corny. But it is the honest truth!  Results that my friends can see!  

BioEsse 5-Point FilaggRenew Barrier Technology benefits skin 5 ways:

BioEsse® Skin Care System Formulation Philosophy:“Clean and Green” Skin Science         
Green chemistry: for the earth, for all of us
BioEsse not only cares about the skin products they also care about our EARTH. There formulas are "Clean & Green". They use no products that are unsafe for any living things. They do NO ANIMAL testing. Solvent Free, green chemistry with active compounds derived from Mother Nature.
I recommend BioEsse Facial Lotion for anyone that wants to give there skin new life. My skin feels and looks great. Great looking skin is power fuel to how I feel about myself. Looking Good goes hand in hand with Feeling Good.