Shameless Statements Jewelry Review +$100 Giveaway

[ 129 ] December 8, 2014 |

Shameless Statements Handmade Statement Necklaces

Shameless Statements Jewlery  Review

 

Pictured above these gorgeous Shameless Statement necklaces were provided for my review: Green Antique Styled Layered Pendant ($48–sold out) and the Gold Triangle Pendant Statement Necklace- Leather & Layered Chains – Bronze, Silver, White ($50)

My first statement necklace was a crazy Venetian inspired necklace with a huge pink heart (shocking I know) and a wild array of fruit and baubles. I have had it for about 20 years. It is the kind of piece that is WAY ahead of it’s time or perhaps from a bygone era. Still, I adore that necklace because wherever I go, it draws a crowd.

The same can be said of these gorgeous pieces from Shameless Statements, makers of handcrafted statement necklaces:

Shameless Statements Review Statement Necklaces

At Shameless Statements,  you will find necklaces that are handmade and most are one-of-a-kind. As you can see,  the two I received were stunning. I have worn the Green Antique Styled Layered Pendant with several different color blouses and it looks great with all of them. I had no trouble adjusting the length to a slightly shorter or longer length as extra chain was provided. The Gold Triangle Pendant Statement Necklace in Leather & Layered Chains  with Bronze, Silver, White is super unique. I know it will be one of my staples for years, looking great with a sequin jacket or a denim shirt. It’s piece that transitions effortlessly.

Shameless Statements Review Statement Necklaces

Other Gorgeous Shameless Statements necklaces: left to right, top to bottom: White Opal Beaded Layered Chunky Chains Choker ($62),  Long Layered Silver & Antique Copper Tassel Pendant Necklace ($54), Boho Chic Black Feather Pendant on Layered Silver Chains ($48), Elegant Pearl Charm on Antique Gold Pendant & Ombre Silver Chains ($40)

About Shameless Statements

Here you will find a variety of unique necklaces, from trend chokers and bib statements to beaded pieces and pendant necklaces. ShamelessStatements is a place for you to celebrate your unique and unabashed sense of original style. Designer Nicole Parisi hails from Chicago, IL. Here’s her design philosophy:

While my designs tend to reflect current fashion trends, I love to create handmade necklaces that put their own distinct twist on modern styles. What makes ShamelessStatements special is the prime focus of individuality, which is why many of my statement pieces are one of a kind.

I make all of my handmade necklaces in my home studio and often use recycled materials in my eco-friendly efforts. Boho chic, hippie and rocker style necklaces are some of my favorite kinds to make, as much of my inspiration comes from rock n roll, free spiritedness and eccentric style. My appreciation for earthy inspired style is reflected in my tribal and rustic pieces and my love for minimalism entices me to design sophisticated necklaces that are stylishly simple in a unique way.

Psst! Free Priority Mail Shipping!

Shameless Statements is currently offering free 1-3 day Priority Mail shipping in the US. Custom orders are welcomed and most necklace lengths can be altered upon request (via Etsy conversation).

Can’t Wait to Win it?

Buy the Shameless Statement pieces at Shameless Statement Esty Shop.

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THE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway runs from 12-7 through 12-22 11:59 PM EST US only (where legal) 18+. This Shameless Statements giveaway is exclusively hosted on our blog, so only those who enter here will win.

THE PRIZE

Shameless Statements  Gift Code,  you can choose the items featured in this giveaway post or any items up to a $100 Value

  • Non-transferable must use when contacted about win.

This Shameless Statements giveaway is exclusively hosted on our blog, so only those who enter here will win.

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Vacuum Sealing Food Benefits + Exclusive Ziploc® Coupon

[ 0 ] December 8, 2014 |

Improving your food storage skills: Vacuum Sealing Food Benefits?

Today’s discussion on Vacuum Sealing Benefits is brought to you by Vibrant Influencer Network and a campaign for the Ziploc® Vacuum Sealer System. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with the Ziploc® Vacuum Sealer System Team and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.

Vacuum Sealing Food BenefitsWhen I was young, I remember food storage was a hot topic in my household. Never being a family to waste one single solitary bit of anything, we wanted to always make sure that all the food from the garden, the butcher, and the grocery was stored in the proper manner. In fact, this was what my grandma’s kitchen set up looked like, there was a huge refrigerator and freezer pair.

Freezer and Fridge Pair

 

Grandma also had a root cellar where she stored apples (my grandfather had an orchard) and what seemed like a zillion canning jars! My mother had a similar set-up with the full freezer in a back room. The issue with this method of food storage was that, sometimes, by the time they got through the 1/2 of beef or quarts of frozen blueberries and strawberries, the food had gone bad from freezer burn. What a waste!

Vacuum Sealing– How it works

Ziploc Vacuum Sealing

Vacuum Sealing is a not a new food storage method but the methods of vacuum sealing just keep improving. In fact, Ziploc® Vacuum Sealer System has just developed a new line that is sleek, easy, affordable, and can really save you money. (Psst: Get your exclusive coupon HERE!) The Ziploc®Brand Vacuum Sealer System has specially designed Ziploc® Brand vacuum sealing bags and rolls. Just store food or valuables in any sized or customized bags and insert into the vacuum sealer machine — the first thing that the sealer will do is to begin removing the air from the bag. The plastic of the sealing bag will create a second “skin” over the contents.

The bag is then sealed with a specially designed heated seal bar. The heated surface presses the bag closed, applying sufficient heat to slightly melt the plastic of the bag at the point where the heated surface is applied. This melting creates an airtight seal that can’t simply be pulled apart. Once a Ziploc® Brand vacuum sealing bag has been sealed, the only way to reopen the bag is to cut it open beneath the seal.

Vacuum Sealing Food Benefits

The Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System removes the air from their specially-designed bags to provide a tough barrier layer on the outside, to keep all of your food fresh on the inside. Obviously, proper refrigeration and freezing methods still need to be employed.

The Ziploc®Brand Vacuum Sealing System provides vacuum sealing food benefits

Benefits of vacuum sealing for food storage with the Ziploc®Brand Vacuum Sealing System  include:

  • Extends the shelf life up to 5 times by removing the air that normally would react with the contents to spoil them
  • Slows growth of spoilage bacteria and keeps out mold and mildew
  • Maintains the moisture content of foods and prevents freezer burn
  • Keeps moisture away from items that must be stored dry
  • In the freezer, vacuum sealing is great for storing expensive meats and fish
  • In the refrigerator, keep hard cheeses at their best for a few months
  • In the pantry,  keep homemade cookies oven-fresh for 3-6 weeks

Wondering how long vacuum sealing extends foods’ stay fresh life?

Why is Vacumm Sealing better Vacuum Sealer System Stay Fresh Chart

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Have you ever Vacuum sealed your food?

The Shopping Coat: Janska Boulder Coat and Dillion Hat Review +$213 Giveaway

[ 267 ] December 7, 2014 |

FOUND!  The Perfect Shopping Coat– Janska Boulder Coat

Janska Dillion Hat Boulder Coat Colorado Collection

Janska’s first ambassador, Shelley Zurek , the Chief Blonde, was provided the Janska Boulder Coat in Check ($174). In this photo, she is also carrying her favorite bag the Michael Kors Multifunction Tote ($298), Vintage Pedrino Bow Booties (similar

I am always and forever freezing. Needless to say, from November to March you will often see me in a hideous full length green down coat. I am not kidding. Function over form when it comes to warmth.

However, I am still menopausal. So I can go from freezing to hot in a snap! When I go shopping in a mall, or to one of my nephew’s basketball games this Janska Boulder Coat is just the perfect weight of coat to wear. This washable heather, faux felted wool coat features a wing collar and an open cascading front. Generous patch pockets and contrasting black stitching add that extra touch to this fashionable cover- up.

Janska Dillion Hat Boulder Coat Colorado Collection

This is a coat I would take on a trip as well because it can go from casual to dress without missing a beat. Below, I wore the jacket to a Christmas concert at a local Mega-church in Plymouth, MI.

Janska Dillion Hat Boulder Coat Colorado Collection

The Chief Blonde is wearing the Janska Boulder Jacket and is holding the Janska Dillion Hat $39 (both part of the Colorado Collection). She is also wearing Rag & Bone Stiletto Jeans ($129 on Sale) and Vintage Hale Bob Oxford heels. 

The Dillion hat is so sweet. I wore both the coat and the matching Dillion hat shopping. I had a man come up to me and ask me if I was a designer. He loved the pairing so much! My sister-in-law loved the coat and hat as well, because she too agreed the Janska Boulder Coat is the perfect shopping coat.

Janska Dillion Hat Boulder Coat Colorado Collection

What you will love about Janska Garments:

  • Washable
  • Made in the USA of American-milled fabric
  • Wide range of styles
  • Sizes from XS to XL
  • All styles come in a wide variety of colors

still blondePssssst! Janska has a great shipping deal for you! 

free shipping

 

Can’t Wait to Win it?

Buy the Janska Boulder Collection pieces at Janska’s website.

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THE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway runs from 12-7 through 12-20 11:59 PM EST US only (where legal) 18+. This Janska  giveaway is exclusively hosted on our blog, so only those who enter here will win.

THE PRIZE

$213  Janska Gift Code,  you can choose the items featured in this giveaway post or any items up to a $213 Value

  • Colorado Collection Boulder Coat
  • Colorado Collection Dillion Hat

Non-tranferable. Must use by Jan. 30, 2015.

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Christmas Food Crafts for Kids : Santa Hat Cake +$50 Giveaway

[ 258 ] December 6, 2014 |

Kids Christmas Food Crafts : Simple Santa Hats via Sweetworks Candy

Christmas Food Crafts for Kids: Santa Hat Cake is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic

Kids craft Santa Hat Cake

 Kids love to make Food Crafts for Christmas

When I was little we used to spend hours and hours (or so it seemed) making Christmas cookies. My favorites were the gingerbread men because we would craft so many different kinds. We made football players, hula girls, and just plain crazy deocrated gingerbread men. Kids Christmas food crafts are always a hit in any house with toddlers, kindergartners and kids of really any age. They love that they can make something pretty and the eat it.

Kids craft Santa Hat Cake

This Santa Hat Cake  is a wonderfully fun cake to craft. Especially, because it’s not all homemade. Just buy a simple white cake from the store and then stock up on decorating candy from Sweetworks. The Santa Hat cake incorporated Sweetworks Celebration “Pearls”, Sweetworks Celebration “Gumballs,  and Sweetworks Niagara Foiled Santa and rocking horse.

Sweetworks is a candy and chocolate manufacturer serving consumers, fundraisers, retailers, distributors, and vending machine operators worldwide. The goal of SweetWorks is to give customers rich quality products and great customer service, while striving to make the best even better. Just look at all the amazing items that Sweetworks has for your Kids Christmas Food Crafts needs. In my opinion, these items are perfect for Christmas cookies, class treats, stocking stuffers, or little treat for your sweetie, or all your food crafting needs:

square Collage Sweetworks

 

Can’t Wait to Win it?

Buy Sweetworks Candy at the Sweetworks website, get more ideas on Sweetworks Facebook page, and follow them on Pinterest. Visit all our reviews for Sweetworks Candy.

THE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway runs for Dec. 6, 2014 to Oct. 19, 2017 11:59PM  EST

THE PRIZE

$50 Total Prize (due to limited supplies substitutions may be made, Prize will total $50+):

  • 8oz Christmas Mix Gumballs Peg Bag (2)
  • 4oz Peanutbutter Filled Santas (2)
  • 4oz Foiled Solid Milk Ornaments (2)
  • 1.7oz Christmas Cane w/ Sixlets (2)
  • Dark Mint Filled Break-A-Part  (1)
  • Mint Ovation Sticks (1)
  • Christmas Sixlets Theater Box (1)
  • 4oz Christmas Mix Sixlets Laydown (1)
  • 1.75oz Christmas Mix Pearls (1)
  • 1.75oz Snowflake Mix Pearls (1)
  • 1.5oz Shimmer Silver Stars (1)
  • 1.5oz Shimmer Gold Stars (1)
  • 3.5oz Foiled Semi-Solid Rocking Horse (1)
  • 4.5oz Snowflake Mix Sixlets Jar (1)
  • 4.5oz Christmas Mix Sixlets Jar (1)

This Sweetworks  giveaway is exclusively hosted on our blog, so only those who enter here will win.

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