Thursday, December 20, 2018

Make Mama Happy with Mama's Jewelry

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 What is the Mama's Jewelry Advantage?

We are a family operated business born out of a passion for creating jewelry from gold, Sterling Silver, platinum, and diamonds. We care about your comfort and satisfaction and how secure your diamonds and gems are set.

We are so proud of our jewelry in our store we give our customers a lifetime warranty on any piece of jewelry they buy. With that culture in mind, we developed Mama's Jewelry.

A great deal of thought goes into the process of designing these rings, pendants, and bracelets. When the customer receives their jewelry there is a "wow" factor. We hear it time and time again. We always deliver 110%.

The thickness of the shank, the prongs, the quality of the stones, the way they are set; no one gives the customer so much attention to detail like we do. We have over 2100 positive reviews on eBay and thousands of reviews on Amazon and have sold tens of thousands of pieces without any complaint.

We love jewelry and we want our passion for it to be evident in any piece we offer.

What is the Mama's Jewelry Advantage? Simple. We care.
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GrandBox: The Perfect Gift for all the Grands in Your Life

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GrandBox is the subscription box curated specifically for Seniors and Grandparents. Each box can be personalized with family photos and a note. It's the perfect gift to bring a smile to your loved ones. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Artsy Olive Review and Giveaway #ad

Disclosure:  We received a framed art print to facilitate our honest and unbiased review.

Christmas is less than a week away, and if you are like me, you have spent a lot of time searching for just the right present for your loved ones.  We have found a shop that won't let you down!   Artsy Olive offers so many wonderful framed art prints that you can personalize and make your own.

Artsy Olive offers so many unique pieces of art that you can find something for anyone.  They have prints in categories that cover bereavement, children + baby, friend + encourage, home + family, inspiring words, love + wedding, occasion + seasonal, occupation, sports + hobby, and travel.  Personalizing the art prints is super easy, and I can tell you, they are extra special.  It is so simple to make the prints your own by choosing the frame and then personalizing the print.  Some of my favorites are pictured below.

Worth the wait is for an adopted child.  I love this one so much.  It lets a child know that you really feel that they were WORTH THE WAIT!


This adorable flamingo brightens a room and reminds your child that reading opens the world to them!


CHRIST is the reason for CHRISTmas, and this beautiful print reminds us where true love was born!

This is actually the print I personalized to give to my mama.  She is my best friend and she taught me everything I know about being a mom.  I wanted to do something special for her so I could let her know how much she means to me! 

We are so very pleased with our print, although my photo of it needs help!  I will purchase other prints from them.  The production of the print was speedy, and so was the delivery!  You can visit Artsy Olive until the 30th and you can use the promo code "blog15" and get a 15% discount on your order.

Would you like to have your own beautiful art print from Artsy Olive? Simply enter below for your chance to be one of the 5 lucky winners.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Christmas is Coming! Get a Package From Santa

Disclosure:  We received the Silver Package to facilitate our honest and unbiased review.

Give your kids a Christmas EXPERIENCE they will never forget! BBB A+ rated delivers a personalized Santa LETTER, VIDEO, PHONE CALL & printable NICE LIST GUIDE w/ every package! Save 25% w/ Code: FAM2060at

 My daughter was thrilled with her package from Santa!  The letter, certificate, photo, and video were great!  I recommend this for kids of all ages!

Christmas is just a week away, so give this a try!  Surprise your kids with a phone call!  Being able to personalize it so much was great!  GO!  Only a few days left!

Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas Review & Giveaway

Disclosure:  We received a free copy of this book to facilitate our honest and unbiased review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions stated are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.

Christmas is my favorite holiday and every year I look for new books to read with my children.  While books about Santa and elves can be cute, the books that I really prefer revolve around the birth of Jesus.  My family received Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas and we have loved the book!

About the book:
Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas uniquely teaches the Christmas story to your children by starting at creation and sharing that Jesus has always been present and that God has always had a plan for Christmas. Bible verses and Jesus Calling devotions are on every spread of this beautifully illustrated book with foil and glitter on the cover.

Teach your children the story of Christmas . . . starting from creation! In Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas, children will discover that God always had a plan for Christmas.

Christ was chosen before the world was made.

—1 Peter 1:20

The Christmas story began long, long ago. Before the angel Gabriel told Mary she would have God's Son. Before the shepherds saw the angels and before the wise men saw the star.

Even before the sun and the moon shone for the first time before the first cows ever mooed and the first monkeys ever climbed! Before Adam and Even took their first walk in the Garden of Eden, God had a plan for Christmas.

From the beginning of time, God had a plan to save his children. That plan was Jesus!

Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas is a beautifully embellished jacketed hardcover with foil and glitter. Curl up with your little ones around the Christmas tree with Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas.

I have always been involved in church.  It is hard not to be when your grandfather is a lay-minister, your mama plays the piano, sings and teaches, and your daddy is a minister.  Explaining the entire Nativity story is something I enjoy doing with my children.  The birth of Jesus is the foundation of my Christian belief.  This wonderful book, Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas, starts at the beginning, way back at the beginning of time.

My family wholeheartedly recommends this book.  It is a wonderful way to celebrate the story of Christmas, every day of the year.

Would you like to win a copy of your own?  Simply enter in the form!  Good Luck.  God Bless, and Merry CHRISTmas!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Earn Big Cash Back on your Christmas Shopping #ad

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As we quickly approach Christmas, Swagbucks knows you still have lots of shopping to do, and they're offering big cash back for shopping online at several of your favorite retailers right now! Just go to this page to see all of the deals available and get the jump on your holiday shopping.

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As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before January 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

How To Effectively Save Money

Money can be so hard to save, but so easy to spend. And with life throwing a few curveballs you’re way, emergencies can end up being quite costly. So how can we effectively save money for the long-run? Here are a few tips that might work.

Sell Your Stuff

A lot of us tend to hoard over time, and we can actually hold onto some valuable things that we don’t need. Selling your stuff online is a great way of earning some money, every time you do a spring clean of the property. Sites like eBay are great, and there’s plenty of sites that will buy your old phones or tech gadgets. These can end up being a small fortune if they’re in good condition and still functioning. Some sites though will even buy your broken gadgets so it’s always worth checking, as it’s better off making a bit of money than ending up in your bin, right?

Make A Budget

A budget seems restricting, but if you didn’t have it, you’d probably spend a lot more money. The budget doesn’t have to be too small but if you can calculate how much you usually spend on food, bills and living costs, see how much you can cut it down to. Once you have a budget, challenge yourself to see how long you can sustain the budget. If you’re struggling, add a little more.

Budgeting shouldn’t have to make it harder to save; it should just be looking at what you’re already spending.

Choose Something To Save For

Sometimes having a goal to work towards helps motivate us and stops us from splurging when we really want to. If you have something in mind that you want to save towards, you’ll find yourself more determined to reach that goal. It might be saving for a new car or your first house. It might be buying a holiday or simply a meal out at your favorite restaurant. It is possible to save; you just have to want it enough.

Use Apps

There are now apps that help you save money, and they are a great way of tracking your spending habits. Apps like Mint monitors all of your finances in one place. You can create budgets, keep track of your credit score and even suggests ways of saving money in the process. It’s great to take advantage of all the latest technology available, especially if it’s helping us save money.

Sign Up To Loyalty Card

As long as they’re free, if there are any shops or companies you use regularly, enquire to see if they have a loyal scheme or card you can sign up to. Some places can offer great deals and discounts on products they sell so it’s definitely worth asking about as you can end up saving quite a lot through them.

The money will always come from somewhere, so don’t stress out too much. Using these money-saving tips will hopefully ease off the pressure and stop you from living paycheck to paycheck each month.