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Cozy Finds for Winter

"I Am Grateful" Sweater

You will want to live in the "I Am Grateful" Sweater from Believe I Am all winter long. Aside from it being beautiful, it's the absolute softest sweatshirt ever made. Made of eco-friendly fleece, it hangs slightly off-the-shoulder has a front pocket sleeve. It's in a gorgeous bright lavender color delicately stenciled in white. Look carefully and you will find the word GRATEFUL within the rose stenciling. Runs small, be sure to order a size up. $49.99 at

Energizer TPS1DL050 LED Flameless Wax Candle; 3x6 Frosted Pillar in Taupe, Honey Vanilla Scent

If you love candles but worry about having an open flame around children and pets, try Energizer's Pillar Flamelesss Wax Candle with Realistic Flicker. The warm white LED light never needs replacing and a convenient timer turns the candle on at the same time each day to run for 4, 6 or 8 hours. Available in Pomegranate, Vanilla, Honey Vanilla, Pumpkin Spice and Driftwood. Uses 4 AA batteries. We found the 3x6" pillar on amazon for $21.99.

School of Wash makes a line of bath and body products for men, women and children in your choice of over 200 scents! Products include lotion bars, liquid body scrub, dusting powder, body butter and more. We tried the Liquid Body Scrub in Oatmeal, Milk and Honey. It is a delightful mix of nutty almond, creamy french vanilla and honey. Made with finely ground pumice, jojoba beads and natural luffa, it gently exfoliates and polishes. All products are made fresh to order and can even be personalized. A 4-oz. bottle retails for $10.50 at

Cuppa Chocolate Tea® Sampler Cube

For a sweet chocolate indulgence without the calories, try the Cuppa Chocolate Tea Sampler Cube from The Republic of Tea. Low or no-caffeine flavors include Red Velvet Chocolate, Coconut Cocoa, Banana Chocolate, Peppermint Chocolate and Strawberry Chocolate. A box of 24 individually-wrapped assorted tea bags retails for $12.50 at

A great snack to have on hand for weekend game days are these delicious Pistachio Nuts from Basket Box. Whether at home, tailgating or at a friend's, everyone will enjoy these roasted salted pistachios. Basket Box also carries cashews, pecans, chocolate macadmia nuts, almonds, walnuts and dried fruit. Gift packaging also available. The pistachio nuts retail for $9.36 at

You won't be able to wait to take a bath with this Bath Brittle from Beau Bain that smells so delicious you'll be tempted to take a bite. Available in Dark Chocolate, Peppermint, Birthday Cake and our personal fav Oatmeal, Milk and Honey. Soothes and moisturizes skin while providing a relaxing fragrant bath experience. A one-lb.tin retails for $14.95 at

Many thanks to Believe I Am, Energizer, Basket Box, Rosie Made, The Republic of Tea, School of Wash for providing the products for this feature. 


Campaign 20 Jewelry Incentive Prizes

Amoressa Bathing Suit Coral Size 14

Amoressa Bathing Suit White Size 14

Nokia Lumia 1520 Smartphone

MiracleBody Stevie Bootcut Jeggings Size 14 Black

Karen Neuberger Lounging Tunic Solid Blue Large

AVON Ultimate Supreme Necklace & Earring Set
Genuine Black Pearl with Swarovski Crystals

Leadership Recruiting Gifts

2 Successful Recruits:
~Microwave Convection Oven Cookbook*
~Guide to Gluten-Free Eating*
~Kavu Unisex Sun Visor in Yellow*
~Flip Flop Earrings*
~Crystal Anklet & Toe Ring ~ Assorted Colors and styles*
~"Beach Girl" Stamped Necklace*
~"Toes in the Sand and a Drink in My Hand" Stamped Necklace*
~"Toes in the Sand Kind of Girl" Stamped Necklace*
~"Toes in the Sand & A Drink in My Hand" Stamped Keychain*
~Kei & Molly Tea Towel, navy and white
~Starfish and Pearl Clip Earrings*
~Pearlessence Necklace and Earrings Set ~ Choose Multi, Black, Lime or Pink

3 or More Successful Recruits:
~Perfect Tech USB Mobile Charger (plugs into car's cigarette lighter)
~Coobie Pink Bra, One size fits most*
~Coobie Lace Bralette Large in White or Nude*
~Flip Flop Necklace Set*
~Multi-Colored Shell Set*

*photo below

Toes in the Sand & a Drink in My Hand
Stamped Charm Necklace

Toes in the Sand Kind of Girl
Stamped Charm Necklace

Beach Girl Stamped Charm Necklace

Coobie Lace Bralette Size Large, Nude or White

Starfish and Pearl Clip Earrings

Guide to Gluten-Free Eating

Microwave Convection Oven Cookbook

Kavu Visor

Coobie Bralette w/ Removeable Pads, Pink, 
One Size fits most

Toes in the Sand & a Drink in my hand Keyring

Flip Flop Earrings

Pearlessence Necklace Set ~ Choose Multi, Black, Lime or Pink

Flip-flop Necklace Set

Multi-Colored Shell Set

Crystal Anklet and Toe Ring ~ Assorted Colors and Designs

We are closed for the holidays. Prize winners will be announced when we reopen in 2013. Wishing all of our readers, PR friends and brands a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years. xox

26 Acts of Kindness

Thanks to Ann Curry's inspirational idea, the true spirit of Christmas is being felt everywhere. The idea is to commit 26 random acts of kindness to pay tribute to each of the precious lives lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. It's amazing how your entire outlook on life improves when you spend your day thinking of what you can do to pay it forward through an act of kindness, big or small.

I heard about this on Facebook and immediately picked up the phone and called Helping Hands Mission to donate some of the larger items I was planning to sell in my moving sale. The driver called for directions. After a few minutes of our going back and forth and not understanding each other very well, he finally asked "Is your Mother home?". Normally, my Mom would be home as she lived with me for the last seven years, before passing away a few months ago. Still, the driver and I had a good laugh when he arrived and realized I was just a few years older than I sound {I'm 52!}. ☺

The following day driving through Starbucks, the guy at the window said "It's your lucky day! The lady who was just in bought a $10 gift card and told us to give it to the next customer". Tears filled my eyes as I told him about #26Acts. As corny as it sounds, I felt an instant connection to so many ~ Ann and all those participating in the movement, the woman who bought the card, the families in Newtown and the 26 precious souls now in Heaven. I remembered the question the driver asked me the day before, and looking up to the sky, couldn't help but think, "Yep, my Mother is home". 

Thank you, Ann Curry, for reminding us all of the reason for the season.Thank you also to the woman in the Fuquay Starbucks who left a $10 giftcard for the next customer, ♥ It was one of the best gifts I've ever received and made my Christmas! Praying for peace and comfort for the families in Newtown and for all those dealing with the loss of a loved one this holiday season. #26Acts Pass it on!
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