Category: Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide: High Sierra Review

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Whether heading to school ( kids, teens, and adults induced), to work, traveling afar, or if you are just looking to go on a hiking/camping adventure somewhere, High Sierra is definitely a one stop shop for  exceptionally durable bags of all kinds. With over 30 years of experience, this family owned company is committed to producing innovative bags and luggage that appeals to the active lifestyle and outdoor consumer.

I was given the opportunity by High Sierra to review their Fat Boy backpack. This pack comes in a variety of colors, fourteen to be exact. The vast collection of colors and patterns include everything from blossom to shamrock making it quite easy for the consumer to purchase a pack that suits their personality! I was sent the pack in black in white plaid, it wasn’t my first choice but I really like it, and I feel that this color and pattern is great for both gals and guys.

I’m 5’2 and with a pretty petite build so I was wondering if this pack would be just to big for me, but it’s not! It’s exactly the right size without being to big or too small for all of my needs.

Currently I am a stay at home mom as well as a work at home free lance designer and sometimes I may need to do research or work from  outside of my home.  I found the Fat Boy caters to what I need in every which of the way.

What I like about the
Fat Boy

  • The Large multi-compartment design
  • The media pocket which hold my iPod as well as my cellphone and digital camera ( note that the media pocket has a port where you can thread through your headphones so you can listen to your iPod or other mp3 player while keeping it safely snug in the pocket!)
  • The front panel pocket which is easy to get into in a hurry
  • The multi-pocket oranizer with Key Fob.
  • The padded back panel is really nice!
  • The S-shaped contoured Vapel Mesh airflow shoulder straps! These are ever so comfortable!
  • The front strap has a place to keep your cell phone!
  • The adjustable side-compression straps are great for keeping every tightly together.
  • The ribbed grab handles as well as the monster hook for attaching extra gear in the front are super too!

What I don’t like…

There is honestly nothing I don’t like! This pack will definitely keep me  organized, comfortable, and confident in knowing that High Sierra’s goal is to cater to providing the most efficient and durable bags for all of my needs! I know I’ll be using this back for many years to come!

Buy it:

I am sure one of High Sierra’s bags would be a welcomed gift this holiday season! If you’d like to purchase a Fat Boy, you can do that by visiting Amazon.com or by checking other online and local stores! Right now on Amazon, you can find the Fat Boy for just $29.99… this is steal considering it’s usually around $60.00 full price!

Win it!

I’d like to let you know that if you become a fan of High Sierra on face book, http://www.facebook.com/pages/High-Sierra-Sport-Company/54683494834, that you’ll be entered to win a pack! The chances are high as they give out a pack once each week!

You can also follow them on  twitter at: http://twitter.com/highsierrasport\ to keep up with their latest deals, promos, and much more information!

Disclaimer: I was sent a Fat Boy back pack for review from High Sierra Sports . This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Holiday Gift Guide: Bella Sara, Bellas’s Ball Trading Cards Review

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A little about Bella Sara…
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Bella Sara™ is a safe, fun-filled magical world of horses and other characters for children ages 5 and up to expand their imaginations. Since its introduction, Bella Sara has expanded its product lines from trading cards and a virtual world to miniature velvety horses, collector’s tins, books, PC and Nintendo games, puzzles, arts and crafts in the North America market. Bella Sara products come with positive messaging and a secret code that expands a child’s experience with a virtual online world. By entering these secret codes at BellaSara.com, children can enhance their online and offline experiences with games, activities, and caring for their magical horses.

My Thoughts…

I was given the opportunity to review two packs of cards from Bella Sara’s latest themed trading cards  collection called “Bella’s Ball”. Each pack of cards I received included 5 random horse and/or story cards, 1radnom sticker card, and one random Bella Sara Ticket Card.

The ticket cards are pretty neat as you receive a special secret code which can unlock 1 of 10 magical adventures on BellaSara.com that are exclusive to just the Ball.  You child is given the opportunity to learn more about the enchanting ballrooms of Rolandsgaard Castle, and be captivated by whimsical adventures and stories of legend!

I like the online aspect of Bella Sara as you can adopt your own foal! This teaches children the responsibility of caring for an animal, as they have to sign in to feed, groom,  and play/explore with their horses! Oh, and all of this is free! There are many options as a parent that you can choose too when using Bella Sara Online, like allowing them to link up with other friends whom also play as well as limiting how much time they spend on the website!

In other news, Bella Sara just released their very first Animated DVD which is currently available at Target, Wal-Mart, Toy-R-Us, and many other places for just 7.99! This DVD brings all whole new aspect to Bella Sara and children are introduced to new characters and sheds a whole new light of the world Bella Sara commonly explores!

Bella Sara trading cards are available for purchase in many places.  I’ve seen them in our local game store as well as in Target. Thought you can also purchase these directly from the Bella Sara site if you so choose! I’m sure if you have a horse lover in your life, that she’d enjoy getting a set of these in her stocking this Holiday season! The sets I reviewed are about 2.99 a pack!

Disclaimer: I was sent a set of two trading card packs from Bella Sarah to review . This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Holiday Gift Guide: Cover Your Hair Review and Giveaway


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Cover Your Hair
is definitely a one stop place for all hair accessory needs! You can find all sorts of accessories for your hair in variety of colors and styles! From Snoods, Bandannas, Hats, Berets, Hairbands, Headbands, Tichels, Hair scarf , head wraps, and more!cyhhats

Their mission is to  provide low cost hair covering products to their consumers. Along the way, they’ve have blazed new trails in Jewish fashion. As a recognized industry leader,  they pride themselves in servicing each and every order as if it were their very first!

During the winter time, I like to keep my head warm from the cold and hair covered due to all the rain we get here in Oregon.  I was with a friend shopping the other day for fashionable hair wear and head coverings but was very disappointed in the lack of variety that we found in our local retail store.

I’m so happy that Cover Your Hair, has a huge selection to choose from! A few of my favorite hair and head ware accessories to wear during the winter include their Cute Pull on Hats, Plaid Hat and Scarf Set, and the Studded Flower on Large Clip for special occasions.

Just recently I was sent a Pre-Tied Bandanna from Cover Your Hair. I had never worn this style before but definitely will again. I liked the variations I could wear my hair like, either all tucked in or to let my hair hang down naturally. If I had the right colors, I could wear one for a dressed up look as well as a casual one.

You should check them out for yourself at: Cover You Hair.com * You can follow them on twitter @coveryourhair and also stay update to date with all their great giveaways and news at their facebook page!

Win it!

Cover Your Hair has generously offered one of my readers a $25.00 dollar box of surprise hair accessories!
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Holiday Gift Guide: Gypsy Soule Review

“Some women have souls that beg to move, to travel, to love, to be free. These women have Gypsy Soules”gypsesoul

I’ve always considered myself a bit of a gypsy, I love traveling, can’t stand staying in one place too long, thank God for vacations. I’m a free spirit and that’s possibly why I like to express myself through my art as well as in my crafting abilities.

I’d like to introduce you to a company called Gypsy Soule which offers “products for women, designed by women. They pride themselves on offering products that lead, rather than follow; define elements of personality; and make women feel good about themselves is the goal.I really enjoyed learning about how this company began and if you’d like to read the story, you can check it out by clicking here.

I mentioned that I love expressing myself through my art but I’d like to also express myself through the way I dress. Oh, if only I had the money to spend on all the outfits I feel fit my personality. I fell in love with several of the boots, t-shirts, and caps offered over at Gypsy Soule! Don’t even get me started on their fabulously gorgeous jewelery line!

Speaking of jewelry I was sent a truly stunning Gypsy Soule Inspirational Multi-Cross Drop Necklace to review. I really like this necklace as it’s filled with many spiritual symbols and matches beautifully with several of my peasant type tops and jeans. I proclaim my faith in God loudly with this piece so it’s become one of my favorites.

You can  friend them on Facebook or follow on Twitter @GypsySoule.

Why not check out Gypsy Soule this Holiday season for the perfect gift? You can find out where to buy Gypsy Soule by click visiting their site at http://www.gypsysoule.com/

Disclaimer: I was sent a necklace from Gypsy Soul for review thanks to Chic Exces . This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.