Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wordless Wednesday









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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Zulily Huge Discounts!

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Platinum Swarovski Crystal Bed Scarf Set
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Lattice Bamboo Bread Board
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Silver & Black Reversible Microfiber Chair Cover
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Yellow LillyPad
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Pink Giraffe Rolling Toy & Green Frame
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Monday, December 22, 2014

The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen Review

I was really excited to read The Secret of Pembrooke Park. It looked like it had the opportunity to be a great book. It did not disappoint! I loved this story! Plenty of things going on to keep you wondering, wishing, and wanting to know more. Julie Klassen does an amazing job with this story about a young girl, Abigail, and the love, mystery, and adventure that awaits her.



Pay close attention! There are many little details throughout the book that tie everything together at the end of the story! I love that how much time was poured into every part of even the littlest parts of this book. So many twists and turns and a wonderfully romantic tale that takes Abigail along for a great adventure. It really does keep you on the edge of your seat!

I highly recommend this story. Abigail is so relate-able. She is strong and loving, however she is also flawed and you find yourself seeing much more to each character in the story that has you interested in their struggles and gains. Excellent!


*Thank you to Bethany House for providing me a copy of  The Secret of Pembrooke Park for reviewing purposes. The review is my opinion only.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Julep Deal of the Day

DEAL OF THE DAY
Day 5
December 8th - Day 5 of Julep's 12 Days of Gifting Daily Deals features the Build Your Dream Gift Set with 6 polishes for $29.99 or 3 polishes for $19.99.
12 Days of Gifting
Which Julep favorites will you choose for your Dream Gift Set? Pick 3 or go with 6 shades for the best value when you create this one of a kind gift!
Offer ends on 12/8/2014 at 11:59pm. 12 Days deals may not be combined with any other promotional code or discount, and are valid on Julep.com only. All discounted items are final sale, absolutely no exchanges or returns. No adjustments on previous purchases. Taxes vary by location.


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Friday, December 5, 2014

Toucan's Oceanside Bar and Grill Review

Toucan's Oceanside Bar and Grill Review

 Toucan's Oceanside Bar and Grill is an amazing little place located on Hollywood Beach.  We were super hungry and were extremely happy with our delicious lunch at this bar and grill!
 

 This little bar and grill is right off of the beach. It is so perfect while hanging out on Hollywood Beach.



The ONION RINGS!  Yummmmmmm  I think these have been the best onion rings we have had to date.
So delicious!!




Blue Cheese burger. Wow. SO. MANY. FLAVORS. Truly tasty!


We loved this eatery! The food and the service were terrific. Can't wait to go back!


*The review is purely my opinion when my family visited here. (pictures are ours). I was not financially compensated for this post.
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Review

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Review


If you are in the Miami area, the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is certainly somewhere that you will want to visit.  It costs about $18 per adult and is well worth every penny!



The view from the front is absolutely breathtaking!



The gardens are so much fun to explore!  





The paths and gardens are so well kept and beautiful.




While you are free to explore the inside of the villa, no pictures are allowed.  Let me just say though, it exceeded what I though it was going to be like.  As you can see from the outdoor photos, it is beautiful.  The inside is extraordinarily spectacular. So breathtaking!



Isn't this just amazing?!


Be sure to check out  Vizcaya Museum & Gardens next time you are in Miami. It is an amazing experience!


*The review is purely my opinion when my family visited here. (pictures are from our trip). I was not financially compensated for this post.
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Sierra Metal Design Review and Giveaway *Crafty Christmas*

Sierra Metal Design Review and Giveaway  

*Crafty Christmas*


If you are looking for a special gift for a special person, or want to get that traditional yearly ornament, look no further that Sierra Metal Design. Oh my gosh, I was super excited to work with this great little shop.  And they certainly didn't disappoint! 

Personalized to perfection, Sierra Metal Design offers amazing holiday ornaments that are great for gift giving and family traditions! 

I can tell just from the box that this is going to be a wonderful item! This is packaged beautifully!!  
Shipped perfect for gift giving! 


 The ornament is beautifully stamped.  Loving this lil' snowman! Little details are so important!



 Isn't this an absolutely wonderful ornament?!  It is so special.  Perfectly handcrafted and ready for the tree!

I am super impressed with  Sierra Metal Design.  I will certainly order again from them. This ornament is peppered with amazing little details and shipped looking amazing! This is something that anyone (even that hard to buy for person!) will treasure year after year.

  Sierra Metal Design offers so many different items. Finding the perfect gift is super easy... from Baby's First ornaments, to First Communion, and Wedding gifts,
Sierra Metal Design has you covered for amazing personalized gifts!


Be sure to get your orders in early to get your ornaments before Christmas!


Would you like to enter to win an amazing ornament (or something else special)?? (choice of anything up to $25!) What an amazing prize!!

To enter:


1(mandatory entry)Visit Sierra Metal Design and let me know what you love! 
2 (mandatory entry) "Heart" Sierra Metal Design on Etsy! (all other entries are optional, but give you more chances to win!) 
*These two entries are mandatory*



3 "Like Sierra Metal Design on Facebook
4  Follow Mountain Laurel by GFC


5  Follow me on Twitter (link up above in right hand side of blog)
6  "Tweet"
about this giveaway (button above!)
  7 Follow Sierra Metal Design on Pinterest

This giveaway begins November 17th and will end on December 15th (12:00pm EST)! Open to US only. Giveaway prize will be mailed by Sierra Metal Design  . Mountain Laurel not responsible for prize receipt. Winner will be chosen using a random number generator.Winner must respond within 48 hours of winning email day/time. Please make sure a valid email address is attached to your entries so I know who to message in case you are the winner!
 Sierra Metal Design generously provided the giveaway prize. Thank you to Sierra Metal Design for providing me with product to review; review was my opinion only.

Sassy Splash Review and Giveaway! *Crafty Christmas*

Sassy Splash Review and Giveaway!  

*Crafty Christmas*

So, most everyone loves to receive bath products as gifts. I know I do! So I am thrilled to be able to work with Sassy Splash. I love sugar scrubs, and was really happy to try one with a scent that is perfect for holiday gift giving!


I adore this logo!  Seriously, how cute is that lil duck?!  I love packaging that expresses so much of what someone has in store to share with their handmade product.




How great of a stocking stuffer is this?!


 Wow, this stuff is amazing.  I can't believe how it made my skin feel after. So super soft.  Plus, the scent! It was lightly scented and filled the air and the water with the most wonderful scent of candy canes! Sassy Splash offers several different scents and products.  I especially think that the  Apple Spice Bath Salt and Yummy Bubbles Bubblegum Bubble Bath would certainly be amazing!


I love, love, love this scrub!!  This is a great stocking stuffer or gift (buy several to make a gift basket!)


Be sure to get your orders in early to get your scrubs before Christmas! 





Ready for an amazing giveaway by Sassy Splash?!  They are giving away a

a Candy Cane scrub and a Christmas tree bath bomb!!!

To enter:


1(mandatory entry)Visit Sassy Splash and let me know what you love! 

2 (mandatory entry) "Heart" Sassy Splash on Etsy! (all other entries are optional, but give you more chances to win!) 

*These two entries are mandatory*
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3 Pin this on Pinterest(use the button below!)
4  Follow Mountain Laurel by GFC


5  Follow me on Twitter (link up above in right hand side of blog)
6  Follow me on Pinterest (link up above in right hand side of blog)
7 "TWEET" about this giveaway (use the button below!)



This giveaway begins November 17th and will end on December 15th (12:00pm EST)! Open to US only. Giveaway prize will be mailed by Sassy Splash. Mountain Laurel not responsible for prize receipt. Winner will be chosen using a random number generator.Winner must respond within 48 hours of winning email day/time. Please make sure a valid email address is attached to your entries so I know who to message in case you are the winner!
 Sassy Splash generously provided the giveaway prize. Thank you to Sassy Splash  for providing me with product to review; review was my opinion only.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday







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Friday, November 7, 2014

Upcycle Project - Little Dresser

Upcycle Project - Little Dresser


I love upcycling!  It's a great way to reuse something old and worn and turn it into something fresh and new. Plus it saves space in the landfill.  Another bonus? You can get a "new" something for a fraction of the cost it would be to buy it new.


Check out this little dress that I found...


 This is the before picture.




And after a little bit of cleaning, sanding, and paint it is a new piece of furniture!


Super cool, right?!




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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

 Wordless Wednesday






















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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

$50 Amzon Gift Card Giveaway!

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Animal Kingdom Review


Animal Kingdom Review

We love hanging out at Disney's Animal Kingdom... so many neat animals, plants, and characters too!

 When you walk up through the entrance, you are greeted with the Tree of Life.  Spectacular to say the least. And when taking a closer look at the trunk, you see many animals carved into the "bark".

 Some super cool winged friends! Aren't they just amazing?!





 Some animals out and about during a ride on the Kilimanjaro Safari.



 A giraffe during the Kilimanjaro Safari. Simply amazing!


Rhinos!!  Another perk to the Kilimanjaro Safari!


We love it here.  So much to do (can't forget the fun rides!) and see.  What a great day!




*The review is purely my opinion when my family visited here. (pictures are from our trip). I was not financially compensated for this post.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday






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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Zulily Sales!

 Zulily Sales!

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