Thursday, March 21, 2013

High value code for new customers at ThredUp! Ends 3/22

310996_$15 off promo for new customers!

Okay gals here is a SWEET DEAL! This is the highest value discount code I have ever seen for ThredUp! With the code LUCKY15 you can get $15 off of your first order! This offer is for new customers only and cannot be combined with any other offers. You can use this code through 3/22 at 11:59pm and then it expires so you better hurry over there and use it! 

They always offer great kids clothing at ridiculously affordable prices! You can even trade in your gently used kids' clothes for cash!

Here are a few examples of items on their site right now, keep in mind that they usually only have one of each item so once its gone it is gone! Get your cute spring fashions for less at ThredUp!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Necklace Sale at InPink! Ends March 22nd

Here is a quick deal from InPink for you guys! 
This deal is good until March 22nd! This is a great opportunity to get something to match your new spring wardrobe!  Remember they also offer FREE SHIPPING with orders of $49 or more!

Here are a few examples of the stunning necklaces they offer!

Gold Burnt Finish Charm Necklace - $27.00

Charm necklaces are always flirty and joyful as is this gorgeous statement piece. Abstract hearts, embellished medallions, and simple florals adorn a bundle of three snake chains. An antique finish gives the necklace a nice depth and maturity. Pair this piece with a graphic tee and leggings for a modern look with a touch of whimsy. 16 - 18 inch length

Coral Stone And Seed Pearl Leaf Necklace - $48.00

A coral stone and gold-tone leaf hang from a delicate chain adorned with seed pearls. Pair this necklace with a lace cami and cardigan. -Length: 20 inches -Stone: 1 1/4 inch Note: Stone may vary slightly in size and color. Each piece is handmade and unique!

Matte Black Multi Chain Faceted Lucite Necklace And Earring Set - $34.00

Add a bit of classic romance to your wardrobe with this Victorian-inspired necklace and earring set. A matte black wheat chain gives the necklace a bold presence while faceted beads in hematite and jet along with delicate ball chains create a modern twist.  Pair this set with your best lace pieces for a romantic look. Necklace: 39 inches, Earrings: 1 1/4 inch drop.

Gold Tone Triple Strand Necklace With Flowers And Multicolored Stones - $32.00

Intricate yet still delicate, this great statement piece boasts a triple strand gold-tone chain with gold-tone flowers and multi sized stones in tones of purple, green and red. Combine this with a neutral mini dress for a look that?s ready for a summer night out.20 inch length

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stem cell transplant and Graft Versus Host Disease

My husband has had his transplant and is at the hospital recovering and hopefully his body is accepting the cells. We won't know right away but he gets blood draws twice a day (if I remember correctly) to make sure  he at least is not reacting badly to the donor cells. He will be at the hospital for the next 4 to 6 weeks for testing and monitoring for side effects or rejection. One main risk factor of this type of transplant is Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD) where the transplanted cells can attack the recipients body's cells. To some degree this happens in all stem cell transplants but some are more severe, this is why they take so much care to make sure his body accepts the cells. I am not exactly sure when we will get word on if his body accepts the cells, and if the cells accept their new home and set up shop to produce new cells. Here is some more information on GVHD from PubMed Health:

There are two types of GVHD: acute and chronic. Symptoms in both acute and chronic GVHD range from mild to severe.
Acute GVHD usually happens within the first 3 months after a transplant. Common acute symptoms include:

Abdominal pain or cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea

Dry or irritated eyes

Jaundice (yellow coloring of the skin or eyes)

Skin rash, itching, redness on areas of the skin

Chronic GVHD usually starts more than 3 months after a transplant, and can last a lifetime. Chronic symptoms may include:

Dry eyes or vision changes

Dry mouth, white patches inside the mouth, and sensitivity to spicy foods

Fatigue, muscle weakness, and chronic pain

Skin rash with raised, discolored areas, as well as skin tightening or thickening

Shortness of breath

Weight loss
If you are curious and want to learn more you can visit the PubMed Health page on GVHD, here. My husband currently is having abdominal issues with a lot of nausea and vomiting, as well as weight loss, I am not sure what his current weight is but since this whole mess started he lost at least 30+ pounds. They have finally managed to get his nausea under control with the use of a regimen of anti-emetics and now an anti-nausea patch. He wasn't able to eat much, if anything, since the transplant (March 14th) except broth and clear liquids. The patch has made great improvements for his nausea and from what he has told me has been able to eat a little better and keep it down. I am planning on making a trip back over to Buffalo within the next week, perhaps next weekend. My husbands father will be in town and I can have him watch the kids and just go spend time (quietly!!!) with him without the boys--which will be so nice!

Meanwhile back here at home, I am having issues with my 3 year old and listening (or rather not listening). He refuses to pick up his toys when I ask stating that 'he is too little' or 'too tired'. It is so frustrating! I already have a hard enough time getting him to eat! For some reason he does not like to eat hardly anything, and when he does ask for something he always wants junk, except he is a big fan of fruit so that is a plus. When it comes to games or crafts however, he is all for it and listens quite well. I think he just doesn't fully understand what is going on with daddy and why daddy is gone so much, and is finding other ways to act out. Not sure if this is normal for a sibling to do this when they have a younger sibling but he keeps saying also that he 'is a baby' and I think he is also having jealousy issues as well. I try to give them each my time equally so no one feels left out. I think this upcoming trip to Buffalo will be a good recharge for me, I will get to see my husband and a brief respite from the kids.

Will try to keep you all updated. I have some upcoming giveaways that I have signed up for so stay tuned in the next few weeks for posts about those!


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Schick Hydro Silk Razor from BzzAgent!

Okay, so I know it is the tail end of Old-Man Winter still, but a girl can certainly be optimistic about the weather. Although it is not yet short-shorts and skirts season, you can still have silky smooth legs and feel confident in yourself with the Schick Hydro Silk Razor. I recently received a complimentary Hydro Silk razor and one cartridge refill from BzzAgent, which I have had the opportunity to thoroughly try. 

I have been using the same cartridge for several weeks now (haven't had to change to the second one that came with it yet) and the razor still seems sharp as ever! There are 5 blades which allow for no irritation, no bumps and no itchy skin. I personally have sensitive skin and tend to get irritated really easily when shaving--which makes it even more of a chore. There were not little stubby hairs left behind either, one pass and it got everything in that one swipe. Because this razor cartridge lasts for so long without the irritation, you can save money on buying refills, money saved is always nice!

Plus, another excellent feature of this razor is the moisturizing serum in the little strip at the top of the razor blades that moisturizes the skin that you shave for up to 2 whole hours after shaving. This is so nice in the harsh and dry winter months. 

Overall, this is one of my top picks for razors, and will most likely be my go-to razor this summer! I highly recommend this, I give it a 10/10!


Friday, March 1, 2013

Boppy Travel Pillow Giveaway! Ends 3/31!

What a great item to win for upcoming trips this summer! If you have a little one or know someone who does, this is the perfect time to enter to win one of these awesome Boppy Travel Pillows! This prize is valued at $47.99! Whether you are travelling across the country or just to grandmas house this is one handy item to have!

Boppy Travel Pillow Giveaway
In collaboration with Spit Up is the New Black, we are excited to offer a Boppy® Travel Pillow Ashley over at Spit up is the New Black bought this travel nursing pillow in preparation to travel with her then 5 month old daughter and loved it so much that she wanted to offer you a chance to win one of your own! Check out what Ashley had to say about the Boppy Travel Pillow in her review:
"It comes with a strap so you can easily throw it over your shoulder while you’re going through security, walking through the airport, or boarding the plane. It also has little clasps that hook over a stroller handle so you can secure it to the stroller while in transit. My two favorite things about the Boppy Travel Pillow are (1.) the fact that this infant travel pillow is the same size as the original Boppy but can be zipped for compact travel and (2.) that it can be used as nursing support or seat support."
One lucky winner will receive a Boppy Travel Pillow in Mama Dot/Basket Green. Even if you don't have a trip coming up soon, we invite you to enter! This also makes a great baby shower gift or nursing pillow for the car.
Cuddle Time with the Boppy Travel Pillow
Giveaway runs March 1 through March 31, 2013 at 11:59pm ET, and is open to residents of the contiguous US states only. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway This giveaway is self-sponsored by Spit Up is the New Black. Prize and shipment will be fulfilled by Spit Up is the New Black. Open to residents of the contiguous US states only, ages 18+. Void where prohibited. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in anyway. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email before prize will be awarded to a new winner.