7 Things on Sunday, Pretty Lady Salon #Detroit

This week, instead of writing about myself, I decided to list seven things I love about Pretty Lady Salon.

1. Their knowledgeable and talented staff. Pretty Lady Salon is an Aveda Concept Salon, so continual education on all new trends and products keeps them in the now. Ready to handle any issues you might be facing.

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2. Outgoing customers service. I love that they offer a flexible schedule, fitting in an appointment when I need it. I know I don’t always make that easy, but they never let me down.

3. Comfortable atmosphere. I am always greeted with a genuine smile. The staff is super friendly. Honestly, it just feels good to be there.

4. Pedicures! No explanation needed. Pedicures to me are like the most amazing gift to myself, and these ladies know how to rock a pedicure.

5. They give back! Whether it’s working with local woman’s shelter to give interview make overs, or collected canned goods. Pretty Lady Salon works hard to make a difference.

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6. Great pricing. The staff at Pretty Lady Salon wants every customers to not only leave pleased with the outcome of their service, but to also feel they received a great value. They keep their pricing competitive – something I really appreciate. They often run specials, and recently a fun spa package giveaway.

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7. They are always upgrading! Recently added; a beautiful new brow-bar, which I LOVE! Featuring a new full body message chair. It’s so nice to sit back, relax at let the ladies of Pretty Lady Salon rework, reshape and pamper my brows. Also, speaking of pampering – new to Pretty Lady Salon is Masseuse Kathy! By appointment, only $1 a minute. It’s a quick way to relieve stress, increase blood flow, ease tension, and just to feel good. Now this place has it all! I’m thinking of moving in…lol

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Pretty Lady Salon is located @ 7840 Allen Rd, Allen Park, MI 48101
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FTC Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Pretty Lady Salon in which free services have been received. All photos used and opinions expressed are still honest and my own. I have been a Pretty Lady customer for over two years prior to this relationship.

Starbucks Fall Blend Review #FallBlend @Starbucks #coffeeathome

When I think of fall, I think of leaves changing, pumpkin picking, crisp cool weather, enjoying warm fall comfort foods,and desserts, with a cup hot flavorful coffee. Oh, and lot’s of family evenings by our little back yard fire-pit. Those are the best!

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I recently received the below gift package from Starbucks to review their new limited edition Fall Blend of coffee.

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This blend is layered and full-bodied, a medium roast that creates a cup that’s hearty and refined. Made of fresh spice notes, coffees from Kenya to add citrusy brightness as well as beans from Peru that offer balance and a subtle nuttiness – it’s the perfect segue into the brisk days of fall

Bringing me right back to all of the things I love about fall. Starbucks Fall Blend pairs perfectly with hearty comfort foods and fall desserts of the season – like pumpkin pie or bread! Yum!

Starbucks Fall Blend is a great way to ease into the back-to-school morning routine. Enjoying a cup of Starbucks in the midst of getting kids out the door, and to school on-time is often the closest this mom get’s to any “me time” on a weekday. It’s also a great eye opener in the morning. Helping me wake up, and bring my all, which is a great thing, because some of those unplanned moments while getting ready for school have been my favorites. I wouldn’t trade them for anything.

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Starbucks Fall Blend is one of our favorites. The aroma is heaven as it brews.

Share your favorite fall moments on Twitter! Use the hashtag #FallBlend and don’t forget to follow and tag Starbucks @Starbucks!

Fall Blend is one of three limited-time only, new seasonal blends that Starbucks offers. Available exclusively at major grocery stores for $8.99 per 10 oz. package, now through the fall season.

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions and photos used are honest and my own. I was not asked or influenced to write favorable review. This blog post contains no affiliate links.

New DVD & Blu-ray Coupons

Print them now while you can. The closer we get to the holiday’s (yes, I said holiday’s) the more sales we’ll see.

$3.00 off Nothing Left to Fear, No One Lives Movie $5.00 off Spartacus Seasons 1-4 Blu-ray™ or dvd $3.00 off Words & Pictures on DVD or Blu-ray

Get Ready for that Final Ride with the “SONS OF ANARCHY” COLLECTOR’S SET #SOAFX

Relive every explosive moment with the distinctive “SONS OF ANARCHY” COLLECTOR’S SET!

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Arriving on Blu-ray™ & DVD November 11, The Collector’s Set Includes Seasons 1-6 – with a slot for the Final Season – and Comes in an Iconic Recreation of the SAMCRO Clubhouse Table.

Get ready for SAMCRO’s final ride when “Sons of Anarchy” The Collector’s Set arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on November 11, 2014. Relive every episode from the first six seasons of TV’s most intense, dramatic show. The special edition box set comes in an exquisite recreation of the iconic SAMCRO Reaper clubhouse table, perfect to serve as a centerpiece in any true fan’s home.

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The Sons of Anarchy final season will premiere on FX on September 9, 2014 and arrive on Blu-ray™ and DVD in early 2015. If ratings in the key demo of 18-49 year-olds eclipse last season’s numbers, Kurt Sutter promises to host a once-in-a-lifetime viewing party for the series finale. Scheduled for December 9, VIP fans at the exclusive event will have the opportunity to meet the cast and crew behind the epic series and participate in a taping of “Anarchy Afterword.”

“Sons of Anarchy” is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.

In Season Six, Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller (Charlie Hunnam) has finally solidified his leadership of Sons of Anarchy by murdering Clay Morrow, his stepfather, for past sins. Season Six ends with his formidable mother, Gemma, committing an unpardonable sin. Unbeknownst to Jax, she brutally murders his wife, Dr. Tara Knowles, thinking she’s protecting the club. Juice Ortiz kills Sheriff Eli Roosevelt to protect Gemma. Season Seven begins ten days later with Jax in jail on a parole violation, grappling with the loss of the woman he loved. With the club’s full support, he sets in motion the brutal machinations that will lead to complete and merciless retribution.

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“Sons of Anarchy” The Collector’s Set Blu-ray™ and DVD is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to bring home the ultimate showpiece for the FX hit series! Available November 11, 2014.

Kushies Receiving Blanket Review

We were recently blessed with a new grand-baby. Louise, A.K.A. LuLu was welcomed into our family just last month. Being a grandparent sure is one of life’s sweetest experiences.

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With every little baby, comes a BIG list of “must haves”. Bottles, binkies, diapers, wipes, blankets, sheets, and the list goes on, and on… just ask any new parent.

New to me, is Kushies !

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Based in Ontario, Canada, with U.S. headquarters located in Niagara Falls, New York, Kushies® creates and provides an innovative collection of quality baby products and accessories. Trusted by moms since 1987, Kushies offers more than 350 superior baby products including stylish layette and playwear, washable diapers, the award-winning Kushies Zolo toy collection and a broad range of baby essentials. The worldwide market leader in reusable cloth diapers and accessories, Kushies takes great pride in operating as a responsible company and as an environmentally concerned member of our planet.

Kushies recently sent our little LuLu a Pink Safari Print Receiving Blanket.

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Made with 100% cotton flannel, this adorable receiving blanket is super soft to the touch. Generous in size, and weight, it’s doing a great job at keeping LuLu warm, which is good because this grandma likes to crank the AC. The blanket has been washed several times, and so far is showing no signs of wear. Quality you can see, and feel.

I would highly recommend this blanket to any new parent. Looking for a great shower gift? Visit http://www.kushiesonline.com/.

Follow Kushies on Twitter: twitter.com/kushiesbaby; Facebook: facebook.com/kushiesbaby and Pinterest: pinterest.com/kushies/ too!

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. Opinions expressed are honest.

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Last-Minute Gift Idea for College Students #SANUS #BackToSchool

Looking for a great last minute gift idea for a collage student? Consider a gift from SANUS, because space saving solutions and comforts of home never go out of style!

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From suite-style residences to Greek houses, small and frequently shared quarters can be a tight squeeze. Don’t let cramped spaces limit décor possibilities this semester. To maximize space, style and organization, add SANUS®, the #1 best selling TV mount brand in the United States, to the college prep checklist.

Moving to college leaves students longing for the comforts of home—from bountiful space to more than basic cable. Mounting a television is an easy way to transform any college living space into a sleek, cozy retreat, away from busy campus life. SANUS mounts extend, tilt or swivel to provide the best viewing angle, while also freeing up valuable surface area on top of furniture that’s perfect for storing books and knick knacks. College is a big adjustment for students, but making living space comfortable shouldn’t have to be—SANUS is a smart solution for the majority of students who are tight on space.

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SANUS’ sleek mounting solutions are engineered with top industry technologies and tested to UL2442 standards, guaranteeing both style and safety.

SANUS mounts are available at Best Buy, Costco, Target and Walmart stores, as well as local audio and video retailers nationwide.

SANUS is the leading global brand of audio/video mounts, furnishings and consumer electronics accessories. http://www.sanus.com/en_US/

FTC Disclosure: Information was provided in an ongoing relationship in which free products have been received. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own.

Get ready for Baby Week Deals @ Meijer

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Baby Week at Meijer is back from August 31-September 6! To celebrate, Meijer is offering huge savings on a variety of in-store must have baby products. Also, don’t miss out on over $100 in savings through the mPerks Rewards for Baby program.

Meijer Baby Week Savings – August 31 – September 6

  • Buy $100 in baby items and earn $10 through the mPerks Rewards for Baby program
  • Bibs – 20% off
  •  Toys – Buy 1 Get 1 50% off of equal or lesser value (Baby Department Only)
  •  Pacifiers – Buy 1 Get 1 50% off of equal or lesser value

Lot’s and lots of mPerks Coupons!

$0.25 off Gerber Juice 32 oz
$0.25 off Gerber Cereal w/ Fruit 8oz Multipack
$1.00 off Gerber Read to Feed Formula 4/8.45 oz
$0.10 off Gerber Graduates Little Meals 6 oz
$0.10 off Gerber Graduates Pasta Pick-ups 6oz, Breakfast Buddies 4.5 oz, or Fruit/Veggie Pick ups 4.5 oz
$0.50 off Luvs Diapers
$1.50 off Pampers Cruisers or Extra Protection or Baby Dry Diapers
$1.50 off Swaddlers or Swaddler Sensitive Diaper
$1.50 off Easy-Ups Training Pant
$0.50 off Pampers Wipes 56ct or higher
$3.00 off Meijer Bulk Pack Diapers
$20.00 off Graco Nautilus
$5.00 off Kolcraft Mattress
$15.00 off Baby Trend Sit and Stand Ultra Stroller
$40.00 off Motorola Digital Video Sound Baby Monitor
$40.00 off Motorola Digital Video Baby Monitor
$10.00 off Aden and Anais 4 pk Muslin Wrap

Signing up for mPerks Baby Rewards is easy and free. Just visit mPerks.com.

FTC Disclosure: Information was provided as part of an ongoing relationship in which free products and compensation are often received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

BubbleBum inflatable car booster seat review

With a new grand baby on the way (any day now), this grandma is not looking forward to lugging around two separate car seats when the kids come to visit. Just in-time to save me from breaking my back, I received the new BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat to review.

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Meets all US safety testing standards. BubbleBum, the cost effective, portable, lightweight, brightly colored, inflatable car booster seat for children aged between 4-11, easily deflates and folds flat so that kids or mom and dad can carry it in a backpack or purse, making it perfect for vacations, rental cars, taxis, school pick up or car pooling. Takes less than 20 seconds to inflate by mouth!

As you can see the BubbleBum is so lightweight that Becca has no problems carrying it on her own, leaving my hands (and back) free to carry the new infant car seat, or whatever else we need to carry that day.

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This product could not be easier to use. The well designed clips make it easy to strap Becca in place and keep her there in comfort. Unlike the previous booster seat that I had purchase and really struggled with.

Not just a car seat, Becca loves her BubbleBum, using it as a booster seat at our table and even a few times while sitting on the floor to watch television. It is pretty soft. I love that it’s so lightweight and easy to carry, she loves it’s fun colorful design, and the fact that it belongs to her. Knowing all of this, and knowing that it helps keep her safe while riding in the car makes the BubbleBum a real win in our house.

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The BubbleBum is available in four fun colors, and comes complete with a carrying case, and added belt positioning clip for extra comfort. Winner of several child safety awards the BubbleBum is available in select retailers and online. Visit http://www.bubblebum.co/us/ for complete product details, to order on-line or to use an easy store locator.

FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. This blog post contains one affiliate link.

The Greatest Gifts for Grads are at Best Buy #GreatestGrad @BestBuy

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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Our youngest daughter is about to start her sophomore year of high school. Every time I think about it, I can’t believe how fast time is going by. As we enjoy graduation season with our friends and family this year – I can’t help but think that this will be us in just three short years. Three short years! The planning, the parties, and then the emotional big step to college. I’m not really sure I’ll be ready in just three years, but ready or not – it’s happening. It’s never too early to plan ahead, and plan smart. I’m getting a lot of advice from the parents of graduates this year. Like what a difference a smart gift can make. No matter what path a grad is taking, Best Buy Gift Center has the greatest gift options for everyone.

Moving out: Gifts for the Grad that is getting ready for college or may be simply moving out into the world on their own, help them get all set up.

Networker: Grad that uses technology to keep totally connected while on the go with a variety of devices. This tech forward Grad leans on devices to make life easier go having the latest and greatest is always a priority.

Fitness Fanatic: Gifts for this grad include tech and small appliances that play to their healthy, on the go, athletic nature. Out for a run, in the kitchen or at the gym, a great gifts for this grad helps them stay on track in many ways.

Since our daughter already has plans of leaving us for a college out of state, any number of these recommended gifts will help get her on her feet:

  • Stone Bake Pizza Oven
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • 4-Slice Toaster Oven
  • Sony Smart Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player
  • Frigidaire 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator
  • Keurig Elite Single-Serve Brewer
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 – 16GB Tablet
  • Asus Transformer T100 32GB Tablet
  • Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 16GB Tablet
  • HP Slate 7 Plus 7 Tablet
  • HP Envy Wireless e-All-in-One Printer
  • mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Mini
  • Hoover WindTunnel 2 Vacuum
  • Thule Crossover Backpack

Or my favorite gift idea “LG Microwave + Pizza Oven”!
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Join the party!

Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting two Grads Twitter Parties on Thursday June 19th (6/19) at 7PM CST and Tuesday June 24 (6/24) at 7PM CST.

Feel free to join one or both of these parties for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #GreatestGrad with your favorite Grad’s Gift ideas from Best Buy.

Father’s Day Must-Have: SANUS® TV Wall Mounts

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Necktie? Been there. Cufflinks? Done that. This year, stray from traditional Father’s Day gifts and treat dad to a new kind of accessory – a SANUS® TV wall mount. Offering a complete range of high-quality mounts, including full motion, fixed position and tilting, SANUS, the #1 best selling TV mount brand in the United States, will elevate dad’s entertainment experience and transform his man cave.

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SANUS’ sleek mounting solutions are engineered with top industry technologies and tested to UL2442 standards, guaranteeing both style and safety. SANUS mounts are available at Best Buy, Costco, Target and Walmart stores, as well as local audio and video retailers nationwide.

Enter to win!

Enter the SANUS Father’s Day Sweepstakes for a chance to win the ultimate gift for dad. Four lucky winners will receive a VIZIO 32″ E-Series Smart HDTV and a SANUS Premium Series VSF415 Full Motion Mount ($410 value) to give dad on his big day. From May 19 through June 12 simply “like” the SANUS Facebook page and agree to the official rules for a chance to win the ultimate media makeover for dad. Winners will be selected at random every Friday during the promotion period.

FTC Disclosure: Information was provided in an ongoing relationship in which free products have been received. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own.