Sunday, November 22, 2020

Shinesty for Men and Women

We are back with another giveaway from https://www.shinesty.com/ . this company has lovely products. I received an awesome sweater, and it will fit my son perfectly.



My three sons are all hunters as well as my late husband was too. My son, the one this sweater will fit, will be very happy with it once he sees it. It is so soft too so won't be overly warm to sit in the house when he has it on.

Now due to the limited stock Shinesty has this time, it was supposed to be a review only but the sponsor has allowed me to do a giveaway for something else. So we are having a giveaway for the winners choice of a pair of underwear for men or women. Take a look at the choices here: https://www.shinesty.com/collections/christmas-underwear

Some of these are pretty nice wouldn't you say? So have a look around and hope you win. 





So get your entries in today and you could be the lucky winner of your choice of underwear.

Open to US and Canada and ends Dec. 6, 2020

Good luck everyone.

 

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Avon with Tammy Embrich

Sorry but this giveaway is for USA only!

Hi everyone, well its time for the long awaited Avon giveaway from Tammy Embrich. I received all the products that the winner will receive and let me tell just say you are going to love them all. There is so much in the winners package that you won't be disappointed that is for sure.

So to begin with take a look at the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqncfJhu9Wo&feature=youtu.be  

 To enter this giveaway you have to watch the video, comment and also subscribe to some of Tammy's sites. It tells you in the video as well as in the entry form.

 Here are some of the products you will receive: 




You can get a better look at all of these products on the you tube video. Tammy describes every one to you.

  

 

Entry-Form

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Everyone Needs a Warm Buddy


 Everyone needs a Warm Buddy don't you agree? I know I sure do.
Something to help soothe aches and pains and help me relax and that is
where the Warm Buddy comes in.

I recently received a Warm Buddy Sports Therapy Wrap (Heavy Weight) The heat wrap/heat pack used by therapists and athletes. This is a great gift for men. Extra large size, weight and penetrating moist heat provides comfort for those who suffer with back and shoulder pain. Infused with our signature anti-stress aromatherapy blend of lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary and cloves. The Sport Therapy Wrap comes with an adjustable belt to hold the wrap firmly in place. Extra long heat holding – 1 hour or longer. Contains our anti-stress blend. Use warm or cold to assist with the relief of aches, pains and stress. An excellent stress relieving gift. The cover comes in black velvet with an embroidered Warm Buddy logo.

Recent studies have found that heat wrap therapy proved to be more effective at treating lower back pain than oral pain medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen.

Product measurements: 10″ X 26″

Product weight: 4.5 lbs

Warm Buddy heat wraps are proudly made in Canada. 

My son recently hurt his shoulder at work so I know when he gets this wrap he will use it a lot. Its great to relieve those sore muscles and can be quite relaxing at the same time.


 

The Benefits of Heat Therapy

Pain is one of the most common medical ailments with 1 in 5 North Americans suffering chronically. Despite its widespread occurrence, many individuals still suffer with unrelieved or under-treated pain. It’s negative impact has been found to span every age and every type and source of pain in which it has been studied. “A lot of people think that chronic pain is something only older people get, but in fact one in five children suffer from recurrent or chronic pains,” explains Jennifer Stinson, a nurse clinician scientist in the Research Institute at Sick Kids hospital in Toronto. 

The majority of people dealing with pain have a significantly decreased quality of life. More than half suffer from severe levels of depression. The Warm Buddy Company is committed to helping improve the quality of life of pain sufferers with our line up of natural heat therapy products.

Warm Buddy heat wraps provide pain relief in a number of ways. Deep penetrating heat increases blood flow to the painful area, bringing more nutrients while flushing out the injured debris. It also promotes speedier healing by stimulating natural metabolic rate. Most importantly, applying heat will activate heat receptors at the site of injury. The receptors then block the effect of chemical messengers that cause pain to be detected by the body. 

Dr Brian King, leader of the team that carried out the research on the subject at the University College London, Department of Physiology, describes it this way: “The heat doesn’t just provide comfort and have a placebo effect – it actually deactivates the pain at a molecular level in much the same way as pharmaceutical painkillers work.” 

Additionally, sports medicine researchers at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey have concluded that heat wrap therapy is more effective for relieving lower back pain than drugs such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Dr. Nadler states that heat wrap therapy is effective and important to patients because it gives them a treatment option that does not have the potential risk to the liver, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract than can accompany inappropriate analgesic (oral pain medication) usage. The heat wrap treatments for low back pain also proved to be “better than oral analgesics because it goes beyond pain relief to provide muscle relaxation and increased flexibility.”

Another important use for Warm Buddy hot/cold therapy wraps in pain relief is their application in cold therapy treatment. When used cold, swelling and inflammation are decreased. Cold dulls nerve activity in the area to reduce the sensation of pain as well as provides vasoconstriction of blood vessels which stops fluid from traveling to the injury where swelling occurs thereby reducing the amount of swelling and permits fluid drainage. Cold also reduces muscle spasms and tightens muscles, limiting stretching and extending which allows them to heal. 

This Sports Wrap can be put in the microwave for 2-3 minutes on high for the heat, or in the freezer for 2 hours or longer (in a plastic bag) for the cool effect.

The wrap has milled rice and lavender flowers inside and has such a lovely smell to it. The cover is machine washable but you cannot wash the inside heat pack itself. 

Do not use a wrap on children 3 and under.

I received the Warm Buddy Body Warming Wrap. Of course mine is in my favourite color. Violet-Swirl



 

I was out driving for over 3 hours yesterday with a friend and was looking at all the lovely scenery and boy my neck paid for it. So tonight I warmed up my wrap and in no time at all my neck is feeling so much better. So I know these work great.

Warm Buddy has many different products to help you get relief. So check them out today.

The sponsor has graciously offered a Sport Therapy Wrap RETAIL PRICE: $59.95 to one winner in Canada or US

 So get those entries in today and good luck to all.


Sunday, September 13, 2020

20th Anniversary Edition of Thomas and the Magic Railroad.


                              
Today we have a fun movie for kids and adults alike. Its the 20th Anniversary Edition of Thomas and the Magic Railroad.

 

So tell me now who out there doesn't like Thomas The Train? I have sat with my kids when they were small and watched these movies and I enjoyed them. I know you will too.
 Out on Blu-ray + DVD September 29. Available for the first time in high definition and loaded with new bonus features, this release is sure to please Thomas the Tank Engine fans of all ages.
Starring Alec Baldwin (The Boss Baby, 30 Rock), Mara Wilson (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda), Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, Ulee’s Gold), Didi Conn (Grease, Shining Time Station), Russell Means (Last of the Mohicans, Pocahontas), and of course Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas and the Magic Railroad is a longtime family-favorite.

For as long as anyone can remember, the magical Island of Sodor has been the realm of enchantment, innocence, and talking train engines. Mr. Conductor (Alec Baldwin) is taking care of the whole railway whilst Sir Topham Hatt is away.

Mr. C comes from a family of miniature Conductors who travel between the Island of Sodor and Shining Time Station thanks to a supply of mysterious gold dust. However, Sodor’s steam engines suddenly find themselves heading for a load of trouble courtesy of the railroad baddie Diesel 10, whose plan is to destroy our hero Thomas and Mr. C… then take over Sodor before Sir Topham Hatt’s return. Thomas and Mr. C must save the engines before his dwindling supply of gold dust runs out!

Lily (Mara Wilson) has a hunch that her grandfather (Peter Fonda), up in his workshop on Muffle Mountain, can be the one to crack the code that will save the Conductor family… and bring back to life the Magic Railroad, which runs between Sodor and the beautiful Indian Valley surrounding Shining Time. Lily teams up with Mr. C and Thomas and sets out to get Sodor back on track in this beloved, full-length adventure starring the world’s #1 tank engine.
While Thomas And The Magic Railroad celebrates its 20th anniversary, Thomas the Tank Engine is marking his 75thyear as a beloved children’s character. Originally part of the Rev W. Awdry’s Little Railway book series, first released in 1945, Thomas was brought to life through the cherished TV series Thomas & Friends, created by Britt Allcroft (director/writer/producer of Thomas And The Magic Railroad) in the early 1980s. In the late ‘80s, Allcroft and Rick Siggelkow introduced Thomas to America when they created Shining Time Station. Many years on, Thomas’ legacy remains everlasting.


SPECIAL FEATURES
·        ”Return To Shining Time: Your Ticket To Thomas And The Magic Railroad” – Two-Part Documentary With Writer/Director/Producer Britt Allcroft
·        “Hello Mr. Conductor” – Interview With Alec Baldwin
·        “Finding Your Sparkle” – Interview With Mara Wilson
·        “There’s Something About This Place” – Interview With Didi Conn
·        “The Sounds Of Sodor” – Interview With Composer Hummie Mann
·        Behind-The-Scenes Reel
·        Deleted Story Lines

Here is a trailer for you to watch:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWyEWGYz2NM&feature=youtu.be
Thesponsor has graciously offered to give away a Thomas and the Magic Railroad DVD to two winners. Open to US and Canada and ends Sept. 28, 2020 Good luck everyone.
Good luck everyone.


Friday, September 11, 2020

I am finally back.

 Hey everyone, thanks so much for your patience. My husband passed away in his sleep July 20, 2020 at 3:57 am. He had fallen asleep and slept for three days until he passed in his sleep. At least now he has no more pain, no more needles, no more feeding tube and he now can talk where he hadn't been able to for over a year since his total laryngectomy.

I find the time so long and boring and its very lonesome with him gone now but I thank God for friends. My son just lost his wife on Aug. 31st of this year and she was only 37. She also had cancer and was bedridden like my husband was. They called each other their hero. She fought right to the last breath and it was so nice that at the moment she passed there was a ray of sunshine came in the window and shone right on her face and a butterfly was right outside the window. The sun never came out all that day until that moment. One tear came down her face and she was gone. She leaves two children, 14 and 12. It has not been a great year for a lot of people.

So enough of my sad stories and just letting you know  I am back and will have a giveaway posted by the weekend. Thanks for reading and sticking by my blog.

Darlene