Would you believe it is already almost May and the school year is almost over? My husband was telling me prom was this past weekend for many schools in the area. My cousin recently had her baby son, who is doing well. I started thinking about friendship and the special bonds we have in relationships. Being a mentor, a light to those younger or older than you and lifting them up in encouragement.
What is a Promise ring?
I first heard of the Promise Ring when I was growing up. Parents would give them to their daughters and even their sons in a commitment to God in body by remaining abstinent until marriage.
Promise Rings can have many different meanings, depending on the type of relationship that the two people have. For couples it could mean a symbol of love for each other or that they are committed to each other. However, a Promise Ring is not an engagement ring. For example, how a person wears the Claddagh heart ring determines the status of their relationship status. If the heart in the ring is facing inward, it means that the person is a committed relationship. While if the heart is facing outward, it means the person is not in a committed relationship. I can see a man and woman exchanging Claddagh Rings to show the world that they are in a relationship; but not to the point of getting married.
Promise Rings are usually in a more affordable metal of silver, but could be in gold. The Promise Ring is worn to symbolize friendship to show that special bond. Sometimes Promise Rings are bought for a personal celebration of achievement, the reasons are endless. It depends on you.If you are looking for a Promise Ring, MarkChic is an affordable and high quality company that has a variety of price ranges and the rings are really pretty. I wanted to share a few of my favorites of the cheap Promise Rings at MarkChic that I saw on their website.
1. The Stunning 1.5 CT Ruby Rose Gold Plated Promise ring is USD $64.00. There is a such a fire in that Ruby ring. The color is truly stunning and an attention-getter.
Stunning 1.5 CT Ruby Rose Gold Plated Promise Ring
2. Unique Split Shank 1CT Cushion Cut Yellow Gemstone Promise Ring is USD $114.00. This amazing ring ranges in sizes from 4 1/2 to 7 1/2.
Unique Split Shank 1CT Cushion Cut Yellow Gemstone Promise Ring
3. Fabulous Square Cut Emerald Decor Ring
I had to add this ring in because Emerald is my birthstone. It’s not a Promise Ring but it’s beautiful and its a whopping USD $37.59 and is in sizes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
Fabulous Square Cut Emerald Decor Ring
What are your thoughts about Promise Rings? Do you know anybody who gave or has been given a Promise Ring? If you are looking to purchase one for a family member or that special someone, consider looking at MarkChic, where buying great-looking rings is an affordable experience.
You’ve probably already realized that colourful engagement rings are all the trend, but did you know that one of the most popular among those are pink diamonds? Not only is pink quintessentially feminine, it is also regarded as the universal shade of romance – pretty fitting for a bride-to-be, don’t you think? Fortunately, there are tons of ways to incorporate pink diamonds into your most special piece of jewellery – the engagement ring. From light pink morganite to champagne undertones, and even the blush-hued diamond, the choices are pretty endless.
More About Pink Diamonds
Pink diamonds have been regarded as one of the most sought after gemstones for a long time now. These beautiful stones are also one of the rarest of all the gemstones, not to mention one of the most expensive, too.
Pink diamonds are very rare which makes them more costly that other coloured diamonds. They are far rarer than white diamonds and only a small number of pink diamonds are mined every year. That’s why natural pink diamonds are a little more expensive than their white diamond counterparts.
Since pink diamonds are such a rare beauty, they make for a somewhat extravagant choice for some of the world’ most famous celebrities for their engagement rings. Pink diamond engagement rings often carry a higher price tag that appeals more to the rich and famous.
However, there is now the option of pink diamonds which are far more affordable for ladies who have their hearts set on a pink diamond engagement ring. You may consult jewellers about this. As previously mentioned, one of the trustworthy jewellers that offers pink diamond engagement ring is Diamond Jewellery Studio. Contact them if you’re interested to view their collection.
What About Pink Diamond Wedding Rings?
While pink diamonds in smaller sizes are still rare, they tend to be more readily available than larger diamonds in pink shades. If you really have your heart set on a pink diamond ring, a wonderful option is a pink diamond wedding ring instead of a lavish and out-of-reach engagement ring. In fact, pink diamond wedding rings with a combination of white and pink diamonds or just all pink diamonds is another amazing way to enjoy the beauty of these rare stones.
If you have the budget, it is well-worth splashing out on a sensational pink diamond engagement ring for the lady in your life. There are some affordable options in store that you can also check out. Make your beloved feel special with a pink engagement ring. It will surely be worth it!
A new year means a fresh start and the time to flourish.
I am always looking for quality at an awesome price.
My hubby and I just so happen to be watching a DIY show and a Macy’s commercial came on saying they were having some good deals on cashmere. I would always get a cashmere cardigan or sweater every Christmas, so this sale peaked our interest. Instead of heading to our local Macy’s, we checked out their website instead. I am so thankful we did that. We found the online selection to be so much greater than what we had ever found in person at the store. There were more items to choose from and so many colors choices.
We saw this beautiful black stripe with black and gray background cashmere poncho retailed for $149.00, on sale for $39.00 an with coupon marked down again to $29.00. Talking about a sale of the century. This is 2-pluy 100% cashmere and it is dry clean only.
This poncho can go over a top, a blouse, a turtleneck, or even a dress. It is so lightweight, but oh so cozy.
It was cold when I first wore the poncho so I teamed it with a Alfani blue turtleneck, gray Isaac Mizrahi pants and my Clark ankle boots. I accessorized it with this cool Parisan-themed handbag.
The poncho simply pulls over my head and I can drape how every I want to style it that day. The sleeves are not sewn so the silhouette is very relaxed.
This sale price was such a blessing, especially to find before Christmas. Usually these incredible markdowns are only seen after the New Year’s clearance events started.
A new year reminds me of one of my favorite scriptures.
For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Today I want to help you learn about the differences between modern jewelry and vintage jewelry. It many be easy for everyone to know the difference. The two styles can dictate your appearance and presence, because they really add a lot to the wardrobe.
Modern jewelry is what you see most days when you see women adorned in jewelry in public. This category of jewelry usually has a sharp, eye-catching style, and looks good with a professional outfit or paired with a sleek dress for a date night. There is no strict definition of modern jewelry, it’s a subjective term that matches a particular movement or style. With online retailers popping up like Etsy, it’s easier than ever to find modern jewelry that matches your style, because there’s such a wide range of options thanks to the Internet.
image courtesy of www.invaluable.com
Vintage jewelry, on the other hand, is a broad category covering styles you may be familiar with like a pearl necklace or a diamond wedding ring. These are the age-old styles that look great at a formal event like a wedding, work party, or if you’re going out with an older crowd. Good vintage jewelry can be harder to find. Oftentimes, it’s handed down by friends, family or a significant other’s family. Many women receive some of their grandmother’s jewelry when she passes for example. There are also retailers, but they can be harder to find. Invaluable is one vintage jewelry retailer that seems to have a great selection.
image courtesy of www.invaluable.com
So I want to pose the question to my readers: what type of jewelry do you prefer? Do you own any jewelry? What’s the best way to find vintage jewelry in your opinion?
On a lovely fall day, there is nothing better than putting on a nice polished leather pair of boots.
I know this because my husband must of started wearing boots when he was a itty bitty baby. He looks great in them and wears boots everywhere.
However, if they are not cleaned and polished on a regular basis, the boots will show the dust and dirt. Leather polishes and cleansers can sometimes be messy or not clean as well, so finding a quality product can be difficult to find. My hubby has been looking for a polish for this vast collection of boots. We had the opportunity to try a leather conditioner by King Ranch.
My hubby wanted to try the conditioner on one of his favorite pair of boots because as you can see in the picture below the boots have been worn quite a bit and need some sprucing up. Well, let’s see what happens?
Before Using the King Ranch Leather Conditioner
Black leather cowboy boots
He followed the directions exactly as stated on the back of the bottle.
1.Clean off surface dirt and dust with a damp cloth (an old T-shirt works well) or brush. Surface may darken due to dampness.
2.Allow to dry completely and return to its original color.
3. Shake bottle of conditioner thoroughly before using. (I always clean and polish my shoes in a ventilated area. The fumes are not strong, but I like to have an open area.)
4. Test conditioner on a non-visible part of upholstery, leather of boot or handbag, etc.
5. Squirt on a dry cloth and rub in until conditioner disappears into the leather.
6. Let conditioner dry and wipe off film with a dry, clean cloth.
After King Ranch reveal
Leather Cowboy boots after using King Ranch Leather conditioner
Look at the boots now! He is ready to go to work or two-stepping the night away. The boots look brand new. The leather has been conditioned and even have a matte shine to them.
My Earth Origin Leather Boots In the picture below is one boot with the conditioner and one boot without.
Leather boot on the left without conditioner — boot on the right after using the King Ranch Leather Conditioner
The difference is quite amazing. The boot on the right looks as if I had just purchased from the store. It makes the untreated boot on the left look worn and dull.
The boots dry and feel smooth and the transformation makes me and my hubby believers in the King Ranch Leather Conditioner.
Do you have cowboy boots in your closet that you have not worn in years because the leather has lost its shine? It is time to purchase a bottle (or two) of the King Ranch Leather Conditioner. One bottle costs only $9 and there is enough conditioner to polish several pairs of boots or other leather shoes. But another awesome thing about this leather conditioner; you can use it on other leather products, like your favorite handbag or the headboard of your bed frame.
Taking good care of your boots should not be rocket science. I have included some helpful tips to keep your boots look brand new, courtesy of King Ranch:
Bubbling With Elegance and Grace received one bottle of the King Ranch Leather Conditioner to write this review. We received no monetary compensation and all opinions are our own and sincerely honest.
I was invited to attend a #MOTOZFASHIONNIGHT BY #VERIZON, at Laurie Solet. The Laurie Solet store was closed to the public for this special event. I found out more about the new New Moto Z Device and accessories; available exclusively to Verizon Wireless. I also was able to learn about Verizon’s Hopeline program.
It was an awesome night and I had the privilege of meeting the Verizon representatives in person, and seeing some familiar faces and a great group of bloggers who blog about various genres from Fashion to mom-hood.
Motorola Droid Z
The Moto Z Droid Phone is one of the thinnest phones I have seen and very lightweight. Verizon representative, Megan gave a demonstration of how to use the phone. The Moto Z has a battery that can last a full day and includes the turbo drive charge that can charge your phone for eight hours of use in only fifteen minutes. The snap on interchangeable Moto Mods that attach to convert the phone into a projector and speaker.
Moto Droid Z
I was amazed how the Moto Droid Z projected the image onto the screen up to 70 feet. I can envision friends and family showing photo galleries at get-togethers. It could also be used for presentations at work if the presentation was downloaded on your phone.If I get the opportunity to try out the phone and the snap mods I will do an in-depth detailed review on my blog.
The night included some great shopping, I and the other bloggers received a Laurie Solet gift card. The store has beautiful women’s apparel and jewelry that are perfect for fall and winter. The designs are from local designers and the styles are relaxed and laid back.
What I thought was most important was learning more about Verizon’s Hopeline program. Megan gave a presentation that shared some of the Hopeline facts. If you have old cell phones or devices, Verizon will collect them and either give them to people in need or recycle them an a environmental manner.
Did you see in the chart that 1 in 4 Women, 1 in 9 men, and more than 3 million children are affected by domestic violence in the USA.
Please watch William Gay’s story.
The color purple represents Domestic Violence Awareness month. In the gift bags were the Mophie power station charger and a pair of LG Tone Pro headphones.
On each box of a Verizon purple product for Domestic Violence Awareness Month reads:
“Support victims and survivors of domestic violence by going purple. For every purple product purchased for Domestic Violence Awareness Month , Verizon- through its HopeLine program will make a $3 donation to Camp Hope America. Your purple purchase will help victims and their children gain access to valuable services to help them heal, survive and thrive.”
Thank you Verizon for inviting me to this event. Great opportunity to learn and support Domestic Awareness Month.
JTwisdom received a Laurie Solet gift card for attending the event; and a Mophie Powerstation and the LG TonePRO in the gift bag in exchange for writing about the Hopeline Program. This blog is my honest and heartfelt review of the event.