ES6tLMQ0PXfdqC9-18bZz9xUQ9E The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife: 7/22/12 - 7/29/12

Thursday, July 26, 2012

TheraPearl Review & Giveaway

Last October after one of my golf lessons, I noticed that every time I reached forward, my shoulder would pop. It was unusual and persistent. Then, along with the popping, came pain. I thought I had torn my rotator  cuff. I went to a specialist and they sent me for an MRI. Apparently, when my bones grew and formed, they didn't do a very good job. My acromion bone grew downward instead of straight out. All in all, my bone is rubbing and pinching on places it shouldn't. I was told that eventually I would need surgery to shave the bone down. Until then, I have to keep that shoulder strong and live with it. That is where TheraPearl comes in.

TheraPearl sells hot/cold packs. The packs are made with Pearl Technology. Here is a little about the Pearl Technology:

The Pearl Technology contained in every TheraPearl pack is game changing innovation born of an age old therapy. Crafted by a doctor who knew she could offer her patients something better than a bag of frozen peas, TheraPearl was designed with you in mind. Whether chilled or heated, Pearl Technology™ conveniently holds its temperature for the doctor recommended time of 20 minutes and conforms to your body to deliver the perfect relief from your aches and pains.
Easily pliable when frozen, our Pearl Technology™ is cold enough to offer targeted ice therapy without sacrificing flexibility. Not stiff, jagged or uncomfortable, chilled TheraPearl packs stay smooth and soft on your skin as they conform to deliver soothing relief.
When conveniently heated in a microwave, the Pearl Technology™ in your TheraPearl pack is the perfect solution to relax stiff muscles and encourage blood flow and healing. Delivering consistent heat therapy directly to your desired relief area without a mess, the reusable packs are combination therapy in one convenient product.
At TheraPearl, we recognize it’s all about giving people the opportunity to see and interact with our product.  When they do, they love it.  Unlike other products, our high quality clear packaging showcases the product inside, and our poke hole allows people to feel the difference for themselves.  The distinct ornamental appearance of our pearls is our trademark, and it’s how consumers recognize our product in stores.

I received the neck wrap to review. The neck wrap isn't just for necks. It can be used for stiff necks, sore shoulders, spine pain and more. I obviously use it for my shoulder. It is so nice that it can be heated and cooled. It saves me from having to go back and forth from a heating pad to a bag of ice.

I love the fact that no matter what, the wrap stays flexible. I have always remembered using the ice packs that were basically a big block of ice. Those are horrible! You can't get the coldness on the direct spot you need it in. Plus, it was always so hard, it just hurt to put it on the hurt area. No more of that with TheraPearl! I can put it where I need it, and it conforms to my body. No hardness!

TheraPearl also sells a sports pack, an eye mask, a back wrap (which would be great for the hubs!), a contour pack, and a pack that they call pals. The pals are for kids and they are so cute! They come in Pearl the Pig, Buddy the Puppy, Ping the Panda and Ribbit the Frog. My boys would love these!

With prices ranging from $5.99 to $29.99 I think these are a fantastic deal, and so much better that using frozen food or a bag of melting ice!

One of my lucky readers is going to win a TheraPearl neck wrap of their very own! Good luck!

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Disclosure Statement: TheraPearl provided The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife this review & giveaway. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife is not responsible for prizes that do not arrive or are damaged in transit or anything that pertains to the prize except choosing and notifying the winner. 

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bra Tree Review & Giveaway

My top drawer in my dresser is a disaster! I use it for socks, underwear and bras. For a girl, that is a lot of stuff in one drawer! I try my hardest to keep it all separated and organized, but that is almost impossible! My bras usually get tangled up in my underwear and my socks end up under everything else.

Thankfully, I was able to review the Bra Tree! The Bra Tree is like two hangers joined together with hooks on it. You use the hooks to hang your bras on and get them out of that awful top drawer. It keeps them all separate and untangled. No more struggling in the drawer, or leaving your bras hanging on door knobs!

I was sent the silver Bra Tree to review. When it arrived, it was in a couple different pieces. It was super easy to assemble. You just have to screw the pieces together and you are done! Most people would probably hang the Bra Tree in their closet. In my case, I have a hook behind my bedroom door. That is where I hung mine. My door is always open, so no one can see it.

Bra Tree has made my life so much easier! Now, in the evenings when I change clothes I just hang my bra right on the Bra Tree and go to bed. In the morning, I know right where my bra is and simply grab it off of the hook!

I have also been using the Bra Tree for my bathing suits. I used to have them on the top of my closet. Once again, there was too much going on in my dresser to put them there. The closet was the only alternative. Now, I just hang them on my Bra Tree. I was always searching for both matching pieces and now they are hung together and easy to find.

The Bra Tree is only $24.99 and comes in Pretty Pink, Elegant Black, Smokey Silver and Hot Red. You can join their email list (right hand side of their page) and receive instant coupons and newsletters!

One of my luck readers is going to win a Bra Tree of their own to organize their 'top drawer'! Good luck to all!

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Disclosure Statement: Bra Tree provided The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife this review & giveaway. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife is not responsible for prizes that do not arrive or are damaged in transit or anything that pertains to the prize except choosing and notifying the winner.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Favordeal Jewelries Giveaway

The sun is up and so is our giveaway. Favordeal and whazz bloggin you and me, together with some awesome bloggers will make it all happen.

Favordeal, Your One-Stop Jewelry Store.  Elegant, sophisticated, fashionable are what I thought described their products the moment I browsed on their collection, but more surprised with their jewelry prices, they are cheaper than you think. They have various selection of jewelries from brooches and hair accesories, to earrings, bracelets, necklaces and even wedding rings.  Favordeal offers discount to registered members ranging from 10% to a maximum of more than 50% with Free Shipping for orders $15 and up. You can use this coupon code to avail of the 10% discount on their regular items.

use this upon checkout 

These are some of the jewelries that caught my attention and I loved them all.(",)

Valued at $7.73
If you visit Favordeal's website you'll see their Daily Promotion, three items will be featured daily on a 70% discounted price and if you like it then you should grab it because items listed are sometimes limited and you may never take a glance of it again.  

Favordeal's Daily Promotion

Favordeal accepts major credit cards Visa and Mastercard, and also Paypal payments. Just visit their website for your viewing pleasure and don't forget the coupon code.

One winner will receive these 3 amazing jewelries.

Vintage Unique Tennis Bracelet 
Valued at $5.39

Vintage Jewelry Set Auger Cute Owl Shape
Ladies Stud Earrings
Valued at $3.99

National Orange Beads Sexy Bib Necklace
Valued at $6.99

Completion of mandatory entries will unlock remaining entries for bigger chances of winning. (You know my dear readers, I have learned the secret in entering and winning a giveaway, let me whisper it loud to you (",) Complete all entries specifically the share/tweet links, these are the ones, we, the giveaway hosts, look for in an entry once Rafflecopter randomly selects a winner. So that's a big tip for you.)

1: Like Favordeal on Facebook
2. Share this giveaway and make sure you tag @Favordeal and 3 of your friends to qualify an entry (can be done daily for an additional entry)
3. Leave a comment on the wall of Favordeal or in any post on their Facebook page. Just say 'Hi, I am joining your giveaway!' (I will verify this part even if no link was requested)
4. Follow Favordeal on Twitter
5. Tweet about the giveaway.(can be done daily for an additional entry)
6. Create a Favordeal Jewelry account
After this the rest of the entries will be unlocked.

A Rafflecopter form will make it all easy for you to enter. Goodluck!

This giveaway is open worldwide.
Participants should be 18 years old and above
Must have a Facebook/Twitter account
Favordeal Jewelry Event will run from July 25 - August 25, 2012

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Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored or connected with Facebook or Twitter whatsoever. All descriptions of the products are my own opinion and Favordeal didn't ask me or gave me links on what to present here, except the prizes. The Lucky winner will be contacted by email and is expected to reply within 48 hours or I will have no choice but to choose a new winner. Winner will be announced on whazz bloggin you and me Facebook page and Twitter account so make sure you liked all the pages and followed all twitter accounts.
All entries will be verified so please do what is asked in the Rafflecopter form.

The following awesome bloggers helped me with this giveaway I can't thank you enough for doing this favor and hopefully this event will be of great success. Please visit these blogs to know more. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Terri's Little Haven and Jenn Too
Terri's Little Haven & Jenn too

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Mommy's Memorandum

Jenn's Blah Blah Blog

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Mommies Point of View

The Life of a Coast Guard Wife

Living It Up

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KLUTCHclub Review

I was super happy when I learned I would be reviewing for KLUTCHclub! I had been seeing these boxes all over the place and was really curious to see what all the rage was about.

KLUTCHclub sent me their May box to review. The May box was called "Get Ready for Summer". I was so excited to get into that box and see what I got. It was almost like it was my birthday or Christmas! I actually loved the way it was packaged. It was quite simple, yet it still kept me intrigued!

Here is what came in the box:

Hydroxatone's Instant Effect 90 Second Wrinkle Reducer will help your skin look radiant even after sun exposure. This is THE product for all those pictures you'll take to capture summer memories. Forget Botox and try this one-of-a-kind $70 serum risk-free!

ONE coconut water will help you miraculously replenish electrolytes after those hot, summer workouts! And you already know why everyone is going Coco for coconut water!  

Moving Comfort sports bras will keep you well-supported this summer during all of your athletic adventures. Share the KLUTCH and give one of your gift cards to a friend. 

Yoga Download classes make working out at your home, office or hotel room easy- perfect when you're too busy or traveling this summer and can't get to a yoga studio.

Think Thin bars help you snack intelligently, giving you a good source of portable protein and no refined sugar. Try two different flavors to see which one you like best. 

A KLUTCHclub water bottle will help you stay hydrated this summer- sure to become your new buddy for bike rides, hikes, or any other outdoor activities you've got planned for those dog days.

Overall, I am very happy with KLUTCHclub! Each month they have a different box with a different theme. August's box is "Health On-the-Go"! It looks like a really good box!

Each box contains $50 or more worth of cutting edge products. All you pay is $18 or less a moth to enjoy it all! I'm sure this wont be the last KLUTCHclub box I get! It's too good of a deal to pass up! These boxes also make great gifts!

You can:
Follow KLUTCHclub on Pinterest
Follow KLUTCHclub on Facebook
Follow KLUTCHclub on Twitter
and visit their website!

Also, if you 'like' them on Facebook, you can enter to win $500 in skincare products!

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HipSwap Win This Bag Chanel Quilted Tote

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Nature's Sleep Review & Giveaway

Like all military housing, my house does not have carpet. I have hardwood floors. If I am up and cleaning, constantly walking from room to room, my feet start to hurt. Like I said HARDwood floors! Luckily, I was able to review for Nature's Sleep!

I was sent a pair of open toe slippers to review. I love them! The soles are lined with memory foam. It literally feels like you are walking on marshmallows! They are also made with soft terry fabric. Add the memory foam and the terry fabric together and you have dream slipper for your feet!

Now, when I am cleaning house, I just wear the slippers and my feet do not hurt! Since the bottom of the slippers are not soft, I can even wear them outside to throw trash away, or sit on the porch! They even distribute your weight to reduce pressure points and improve circulation! That is great for me. I have poor circulation in my feet, they are constantly cramping!

The open toed slippers come in lavender, pale blue and mocha (that is the color I got). You can also get closed toe slippers! They come in pale blue, pink and sand. Overall, I am very satisfied with Nature's Sleep and their slippers! I would definitely recommend getting some yourself!

Nature's Sleep also sells memory foam toppers for you bed and pillows! They even have pet beds for your furry friends. I know my dogs would love to have one of those! Nature's Sleep also offers warranty's on their mattresses, pillows, foundations and e-frames. You can not get much better than that! I think, for the quality of the products, Nature's Sleep items are very fairly priced. Most of those items would be twice as much in a regular store. 

One of my lucky readers is going to win a pair if Nature's Sleep slippers like I reviewed! Good luck to all!

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Disclosure Statement: Nature's Sleep provided The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife this review & giveaway. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife is not responsible for prizes that do not arrive or are damaged in transit or anything that pertains to the prize except choosing and notifying the winner. 

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Just What I Want Sweepstakes: Blogger Sign Ups

Freebies Galore And Giveaways Too   and Ada's 2 Cents will be hosting a giveaway for some awesome prizes and will also be allowing other bloggers to join in for free or paid. 

1 case of Rocky Mountain Popcorn
1 $25 Gift Card
2 $10 Lowe's Gift Cards
1 $10 Barnes and Noble Gift Card
1 box of ALGAE OMEGA Supplement
1 box of Oxylent Vitamin Supplement
1 digital scale
and a few more. Just awaiting sponsors approval.

Giveaway will start on 7/28 at 9pm EST to 8/19 at 9pm EST and is open WORLDWIDE

 Make a blog post announcing the sign ups for this giveaway
Promise to promote the giveaway 3x's a week for the 3 weeks it's live along with promoting the sign ups! As we all know the more we promote the signup's the better the giveaway will be for us,so if it's not being posted & promoted sorry,but you will be removed.
For promoting this giveaway you will get 1 free link of your choice of Twitter or Facebook. {Must be a fan page,No Facebook Profiles will be accepted}

You can also purchase more links {up to 3} for $ 1.00 a link and if you want to host a like page or a follow page that will be $10.00. Please email me at  This is also the email where you would send payment for any extra links you want to purchase and hosting a page. 
{All money collected will go towards another prize of paypal that will be added to the giveaway}

To sign up:
Go here to sign up and you can also join on group here 
to access giveaway details and for 1st access to future giveaways.

Announcement HTML:
Can be found  here.  

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$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway {WW}

$50 Amazon Gift Card

Welcome to the $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Hosted by Giveaway Promote. Sponsored by HappyFreebie.
  At HappyFreebie, we're all about cool, new products that make your life better and easier.   If you take the time to learn about each product and share it, we give you entries to win. If you want to try the product, we give you 40% off.   And to make it all worth your time, we give you points, we call them "honey bees." When you get a certain number of honey bees (see the how it works page) you get double entries, an extra 10% off, and eventually a product of your choice free!   Check out Happy Freebie today and start winning, saving, and playing!  

Enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

This giveaway is open Worldwide. It will end at 11:59pm EST on August 5th, 2012.
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Michelle B. 10-Piece Cookware Giveaway

Welcome to the Michelle B Cookware Event!

Michelle B. 10-Piece Induction Ready Forged Aluminum Cookware Set produced by Fagor America.
Almost no other Miami chef has made as big a splash on the national culinary scene as Michelle Bernstein. A James Beard Award winner and author of Cuisine a Latina, diners are loving Bernstein's cuisine at her two successful South Florida restaurants: Michy's and Sra. Martinez, dubbed one of the Best New Restaurants in America of 2009 by Esquire Magazine. Michelle appeared on the Food Network to battle Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America, from which the Miami chef emerged victorious. Michelle continues to appear on national television shows, ranging from Top Chef and The Today Show to the Martha Stewart Show. This 14-piece Induction Ready Forged Aluminum Cookware Set includes: 1-1/2-inch-quart Sauce Pan with Tempered Glass Lid, 3-quart Sauce Pan with Tempered Glass Lid, 5-quart Stock Pot with Tempered Glass Lid, 11 4-quart Saute Pan with Tempered Glass Lid, 9-1/2-inch Fry Pan, 8-inch Fry Pan.
  • Available at Macy' and
  • Designed and hand selected by Michelle Bernstein herself
  • This 10-pc set includes:
    • 5qt Dutch Oven with Lid
    • 11” (4qt) Sauté Pan with Lid
    • 9.5” Open Skillet
    • 8” Open Skille
    • 1.5qt Sauce Pan with Lid
    • 3qt Sauce Pan with Lid
  • Made from Forged Aluminum with a double layer, high gloss color silicone polyester exterior
  • .4mm body with .5mm base and edges
  • Resistant to scratching, abrasions and wear
  • Whitford Interior non-stick coating is scratch resistant and ensures durability: no peeling, blistering or cracking making it easy to clean
  • QuanTanium PFOA Free
  • Metal utensil friendly
  • Stainless steel cast handles riveted to the pan
  • Silicone cool to touch handles
  • Every lid fits on a piece of cookware
  • The light color of cookware interior makes it easy to see what you are cooking
  • Perfect for use on all stovetops; gas, electric, radiant and induction
  • Includes a collection of full-color recipe cards containing some of Michelle Bernstein’s delicious recipes from both of her Miami restaurants
  • Available in Red, Black, Blue and Lemon-Lime

One lucky winner will receive a complete Michelle B. 10-Piece Induction Ready Forged Aluminum Cookware Set.

Giveaway ends August 6th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. The Life Of A Coast Guard Wife is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.  

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Sunday, July 22, 2012


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Zinio - Free Mini-Subscription + $5.00 Credit

Register For Zinio and get a Free Mini Magazine Subscription, plus on their First Purchase of a subscription they get a $5.00 credit within 5 days! (They will automatically get a $5 in an email within 5 days after they make their first purchase)
Can Choose from the following Mini-Subscriptions (Note these could change)

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Chili's Email Club - Free Chips & Queso Coupons

Sign up for Chili's Email Club and print your coupon for a free Chips and Queso! Trust me, it is REALLY good!

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Free Blogger Event: Favordeal Jewelries Giveaway

Sign ups end today! Here is what it's all about:

Your One-Stop Jewelry Store, is sponsoring this great giveaway. There will be One winner of 3 amazing jewelries and is open worldwide.

I will give you a Free Facebook or Twitter link if you blog about this event. Upon completion and submission of the form you agree to promote the giveaway at least once a day. You are also welcome to join this event once it is live. Favordeal will deliver the prizes directly to the winner's shipping address.

If you do not want to blog about this event but wanted to participate in the links, please pay $1 for each link through Paypal or nTrust (Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest, RSS and/or Email Subscription). A maximum of 3 links will be allowed per blog.

Here's the giveaway logo. Just grab it for your post and for your sidebar too. (",)

Form will be open until July 22, 2012.
Join this Free Blogger Event here.

If link doesn't work please use this: 

Thank you and I look forward to working with you and to the success of this worldwide giveaway.

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