Thursday, June 30, 2016

In a Financial Jam? Get the Financial Help You Need

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Have you recently encountered a financial hardship? These days, they're not so hard to some by. Many circumstances can leave folks feeling like they are in a financial crisis, be it a medical emergency, unexpected expenses, an auto accident, etc. More often than not, people just don't have the means to take care of their everyday expenses and take on extra financial obligations. If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation and need a quick and easy solution to find the cash you need, you may want to consider a title loan.

Title loans can be a lifesaver when you're in a financial pinch. The way title loans work is simple- you're eligible for a title loan if you own your own vehicle, and in some cases or states, a boat or motorcycle. You basically use your vehicle as collateral to receive a loan. At the time you receive the loan, the title for your vehicle is held by the loan company. As long as you own your vehicle, you are able to do this. They will hold the title (or put a lien on it) until you are able to pay back the loan.

There are many reasons you might want to consider a loan of this nature. If you need to make an unexpected home repair, a loan might be the way to go. Insurance might cover accidents, but if you want to make a repair or renovation that isn't covered, you'll need to be prepared to foot the bill. Often times, parents will take out a wedding loan to help cover the cost of a wedding or special event. It may not be ideal, but it can certainly make or break the day of your child's dreams. It's every parents' dream to give their child a beautiful experience on their wedding day.

 You might find yourself needing to make major car repairs, and need a quick way to find some extra money. Not many folks can get by without use of a properly maintained vehicle, unless they have access to public transportation. It's a good idea to know how to handle an unexpected financial crisis. Being able to have a go-to game plan for sticky situations will alleviate stress, and reassure you that there is a way to continue to make ends meet, while taking care of your unexpected financial situation. 

Knowing what your options are is just smart planning. It's always a good idea to be prepared and to know how to handle the unexpected.

Affordable Style for Prom and Beyond

Sexy Mermaid Shoulder Straps Sleeveless Beading Floor-length Long Chiffon Prom Dresses

There's something about prom season that takes me back over fifteen years, when I was going to my own junior prom for the first time. I sort of remember it like it was yesterday. I had so much fun going shopping for beautiful prom dresses with my best friend. I remember us both having certain styles and colors in mind that we wanted to wear, and we spent an entire day just trying on dresses before narrowing it down.

Prom dress shopping can be a lot of fun, but once you stop to look at the price tag, it can also be discouraging. Some dresses will cost you $300.00 or more! If you're looking for cheap prom dresses, I have some fantastic options for you! Prom dresses 2016 season may have already passed by, but now is the time to find prom dresses for next year, if you'll be needing one!

Short Prom Dresses

Short prom dresses have really been in style lately. I remember when I went to prom, long dresses were in style. These past few years, short dresses have become very popular. The short dresses are stylish, and tend to be a lot easier to move around in, as well! I love the short style paired with a classic pair of pumps or sandals.

Another prom dress trend to hit the scene recently- red prom dresses. Years ago, pastels were big, and now we're back to jewel tones and royal colors like red, blue and black. Floral prints have also become widely popular among girls looking for prom dresses.

Sexy Two Piece HIgh Neck Beaded Lace overlay Short Jersey Prom Dress

In order to find the perfect dress, you may have to think outside the box, and look beyond just local boutiques and shops. I have acually found that looking for prom dresses UK opens up a whole new world of beautiful dresses I never even knew existed! Style is so beautiful and broad from one country to another, and with shipping easily available, you can select a dress from another country and have it delivered. Just pay attention to sizing, as it may be different than what you're used to in a US dress size.

Once you've worn your dress, you may want to think about saving it for the future. A lot of girls will look for a dress that they might be able to wear for another occasion- such as a wedding, college formal, or special event. If you don't want to hold onto the dress, give it to a younger friend, or think about consigning it to make some extra money. Be sure to take lots of picures of you in the dress, so you'll have some nice memories down the road.

Happy shopping!

I love PinchMe boxes!! #subscriptionbox

I love it when I come home to this beautiful PINCHme box on my front porch.  I know that it is going to be full of sample products that I will love.  It's like Christmas morning waiting to open the box to see what's inside.  I had one this week and just wait until you see what is in it this time!

Love seeing this beautiful box!

Full of goodies

Face cream, deodorant and sunscreen


For when we have been sick

Good information

Bandage and coupon

Toothpaste with coupon

Lotion sample with coupon

All those goodies in that beautiufl box!!  You can pull up at your house and have these boxes on your porch too!  Head over to PINCHme and sign up to receive samples of everyday prodcuts that you will use.  It's that simple!

PINCHme is a monthly subscription site that lets you try products from leading brands, completely for FREE! All they ask is for your feedback on the products. Every month, an amazing range of free samples are released on PINCHme for members to claim. These samples include grocery, baby, pet, beauty, home and personal care. Be sure to visit for this month’s Sample Tuesday on July 12th at 12 Noon EST to claim new free samples!

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Special thanks to my friends at PINCHme for always sending me the greatest boxes!!

Wear Anywhere Pearl Jewelry From Wendy Mignot #Review

My new favorite necklace!

Thank you to Wendy Mignot for providing me with product, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.

There's no question about summer being a busy time for most of us. Beautiful, sunny days make everyone excited to get out of the house to have some fun! We have a bunch of events planned the next couple months, including a wedding in New York City, and a few days at the beach. Having to go from casual to dressy can be difficult, especially when you're on vacation. Luckily I have found the best accessory to perfect any outfit!

I first heard of Wendy Mignot just before Mother's day, and wrote about her beautiful jewelry here: A Gift As Unique As Mom! She is an artist who takes great pride in creating fabulous leather and pearl jewelry. Each piece is hand strung and uses only the finest quality materials.

While browsing the Wendy Mignot website, I fell in love! Every piece of jewelry is absolutely beautiful, it was hard to pick just one. After much deliberation, I chose the Seacrest Freshwater Necklace made with white pearls.

I came home from a long weekend trip and was thrilled to see my necklace had arrived. I couldn't wait to open it!

Beautiful Packaging

Includes Pouch and shea butter to condition leather

How lovely!

I couldn't wait to try it on : )

Happy hour with my sister

The next day, my sister and I were able to sneak away from the kids to grab a drink at happy hour (thanks mom!). I put on my lovely Wendy Mignot necklace with shorts and a t-shirt. The necklace helped me look more put together by adding a feminine touch to the casual outfit. While there, two women came up to compliment the necklace and asked where they could get one too.

Mojito and appetizers with my mom and the girls

Trying on my ensemble for the wedding 

The jewelry is classic enough to wear for a more formal occasion. Since it goes from daytime to evening wear effortlessly; it's great for when you're on the road and have limited space in your baggage. You can use the included pouch, or even just wear it while you travel. Voila! The perfect summer statement piece.

Other styles I would love to add to my collection:

Wendy Mignot makes jewelry to fit anyone's style. If you are planning a wedding, it would make an excellent gift for your bridal party. You could also treat yourself! It's luxurious and you will adore it.

Want it? Get it!

Wendy Mignot's fabulous designs are available on her website

You can also follow her on:

Special thanks to Wendy Mignot for allowing me to share about her gorgeous, versatile jewelry!

It's Thursday: Steph's Top Ten #toptenlist

Top Ten Foods to Eat in Summer

1. Freshly Picked Strawberries
2. Ice Cream
3. Corn on the Cob
4. Meat on the Grill
5. Food at my family's Fourth of July Reunion
6. Freshly Picked Blueberries
7. Popsicles
8. Veggies from the Garden
9. Albanese Candy
10. Fair Food

What is your favorite summer food?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Simply Perfect Special Occasion Outfits from Simply Perfect Baby #Review + #Giveaway

Thank you to Simply Perfect Baby for providing me with product, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.

With summertime upon us, I am every thankful that Baby B was born in the springtime. Playing dress up with her is so much more fun, and so much easier, because I do not have to bundle her up in a bunch of layers. This summer, we have numerous events to attend, which require more than just your everyday dress. Summer is the time for weddings and parties, and just because you have a baby, doesn't mean that they can't be dressed for the occasion.

As a first-time mom to a baby girl (I have lot's of experience dressing a baby boy), I am new to baby dresses and frilly rompers. I am finding out just how much fun it is to be able to dress a baby girl in fine clothes. There aren't many baby boutiques near where I live, so I usually look online for finer baby apparel. I came across Simply Perfect Baby, and was so impressed by the beautiful selection of baby boy and baby girl apparel that they carry.

This company began when the owner's eldest was born almost 6 years ago. She wanted to be able to have all those beautiful European clothes and accessories you could not find here in the US, and this is how it all began!

Simply Perfect Baby is a company based out of Houston, who specializes in Spanish children's clothing and accessories. They have been in the market for 5 years and excited to bring European delights into this modern world of online shopping.

Everything they have is original from Spain. They have a lot of handmade clothing and baby accessories as well. 

I fell in love with all of the beautiful offerings available from Simply Perfect Baby. I connected with Owner, Cecile, who offered to send me the gorgeous Swiss Dot Romper in Cream. It looked so beautiful pictured in the Simply Perfect Baby online boutique, and I couldn't wait to see it in person.

The beautiful Swiss Dot Romper from Simply Perfect Baby.
As with many of the apparel items I receive for review, I was just blown away but how delicate and beautiful this piece was. Baby clothes are always so adorable, but this baby girl romper absolutely takes the cake. Not only is is beautiful to look at, to see on baby, etc... it's going to be a beautiful keepsake, perhaps something that my daughter can pass down to her children.

Looking beautiful, hanging over on S' dresser, waiting to be worn.

The detail work on this beautiful romper is so intricate... from the pleating to the little embroidered dots. I love the organza bows on either side of the romper. They add a sweet touch of elegance to this already beautiful design. The little ruffled collar is just beautiful, and adds even more charm to this European ensemble.

Gorgeous front of the Swiss Dot Romper

Just as beautifully detailed in the back.

I couldn't wait to see Baby S in this gorgeous romper. We love to play dress up, and had so much fun playing in and snapping some photos in this outfit. I can't wait for S to wear this romper to our summer weddings, and to church. S has been on the petite side, but this romper fits her well, and is sized at 0-3 months. This outfit is $45.00, and is just perfect for summertime. Baby stays cool while looking gorgeous!

S, looking simply perfect in the Swiss Dot Romper.

Everyone who I have shown this gorgeous romper to, has fallen in love with it! Baby S looks like a sweet little angel all dressed up in this fine attire from Simply Perfect Baby! Simply Perfect Baby has all sorts of beautiful outfits for little ones. Take a look at some of my other favorite designs...

Girl Floral Dress
Gorgeous summertime dress!

Iris Empire Waist Brocade Dress
Beautiful summer styles!

Girl Tulip Ensemble
Chic and classic looks for little girls.

Boy Narciso Short Ensemble
Handsome attire for little boys.

Silver Stars white and grey carseat liner
Car seat covers and stroller liners!

Simply Perfect Baby is simply the perfect place to find baby dresses, girl ensembles, boy ensembles, shoes, accessories, and more. These fine garments are quality pieces. Yes, you may pay a bit more for some of these, but you are paying for finer material, beautiful detail, handiwork, and for quality pieces that will last. If you're looking for fine childrenswear or special occasion outfits for babies and kids, look no further than Simply Perfect Baby- you'll be glad you did!

Want it? Get it!

Head on over to Simply Perfect Baby to browse their collections of beautiful children's apparel and accessories. Connect with Simply Perfect Baby on Facebook.

Want it? Win it!

One lucky reader will win a gorgeous Car Seat Cover from Simply Perfect Baby. This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Just use the handy RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win. MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please see our policies page for details.

Special thanks to Cecile of Simply Perfect Baby for allowing me to share about their gorgeous childrenswear, and for sponsoring this giveaway for our readers.

Good luck!