Fashion Focus: Story Spark When Fashion and Tech Collide

My husband and I are a little bit Geek. We love games, computers, and all things tech. My husband dabbles a bit with graphic design, although he is still learning. I enjoy website design, although I have little time for it. Our biggest claim to our Geek nature would have to be that we met in a game, playing halfway across the country from one another. When I learned about Story Spark, I knew I had to work with them to show off their fun, stylish, tees. Disclosure: Thank you to Story Spark for sponsoring this article. I have received payment and/or product to facilitate this article.  I think Story Spark is cool because they believe in the balance between…

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Hy-Vee Freezer Deal 2017

Have you heard about the Hy-Vee Freezer Deal that is offered once a year in March? I hadn’t until my daughter tagged me in a Facebook post! Every year in March Hy-Vee offers a deal where if you buy a deep freezer from them for $189.00 you receive a coupon book of free food items totaling $200.o0 USD. Of course being a skeptic, I was hesitant. Questions flooded my mind. What type of free food ideas does one receive when buying this freezer? How long are the coupons good for? What if the items are all sold out? Are these even items I would really use? Is the freezer any good? and so on … My husband and I discussed it…

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My Favorite Articles Of December 2016

I have decided that at the end of each month I will do a re-cap of my favorite articles.  I considered doing what I have seen other bloggers do, which is to make a list of their most popular articles, but I decided against it.  The reason for deciding against that is because the most popular articles are super easy to find on my side bar. In addition, sometimes a really great article, sometimes showcasing a wonderful product, or fashion, get over shadowed by other posts. This can happen when I am running a giveaway for example.  Some of my favorite articles will also be some of the most popular. There is no real rhyme or reason to why I…

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Uber Chill ( And Heat ) Perfect For Tailgating, Dorm Rooms, Diabetics, Office, Travel, …

Disclosure: I was provided product to facilitate this article. I have throughly tested this product and only recommend items I enjoy using myself. An Amazon affiliate link is used in this article.  When Uber Chill reached out to me to test their product I was surprised by the tiny size of it! I have owned several mini fridges in my day, and have bought them for my kids college dorm rooms, first apartments, and for my kids bedrooms. One could say I am quite experienced when it comes to the mini fridge. We have one in our garage for soda overflow, and another in our garage that is currently not in use. It probably belonged to one of my kids…

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How The Microsoft Pro Is The Best Holiday Gift For Those On …

Disclosure: This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. As a blogger I work from home, but doing so sure can be isolating. Sometimes I just wish I could grab my computer and run to a coffee shop for an hour or two.  The problem is that my laptop is big, and bulky!  That is why I know the Microsoft Surface Pro, from the Microsoft Store, would be perfect for me!  I imagine that students often face the same issues. I know when my daughter was in college her backpack was so heavy with those thick college books, taking her computer anywhere…

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Livin’ On The Edge – My Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review

My husband, daughter and I recently all upgraded to the Samsung S7 Edge phones and we absolutely love them! This is not a sponsored post nor am I in anyway being compensated for this article I just really wanted to tell you how cool these phones are because we are always looking for the next big thing in cell phones!  I just do not even know where to begin because there are so many amazing features on the S7 Edge! I know when I was trying to decide on which phone to get next I looked up reviews. The issue with some of these reviews is that they get so technical that I felt lost and rather ignorant as well.…

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Problems Connecting With Your Loved Ones? Save $50 With Verizon Plus Enter The $500 …

Disclosure: This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. I love giveaways, and I love staying in touch with my loved ones. My husband and I set aside time together to make calls to our out of state family about once every two weeks. Its wonderful to connect together via speakerphone which is as close as we can get to a real visit with them. On the other hand I speak to my mother nearly every day, and she lives right around the corner from me! One thing we have run into is that no matter how far away our family lives, or how near,…

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The Lovely Feel Of A Rainfall Shower – It’s Blissful! Check out …

Disclosure: I received the DreamSpa 12inch ShowerHead to facilitate this review. Reference ID: pm51ea0fee1202f5aed11be11b85db8254 You may recall I posted a review on another shower head recently, the HotelSpa ShowerHead.  Well the same company sent us the Dream Spa 12 Inch Chrome Rain Showerhead with an Aquagenics Extension Arm which is just as amazing, maybe more so if that is possible!  Both items can be purchased online at Lowe’s. My husband is a tall guy, and he has always had to bend over under our shower head! No more! He is a happy camper having the added benefit of the extension arm! Don’t make the tall people in your life suffer. Installing an extension arm is super easy and so affordable! Seriously for under $20 you…

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Is Your Cell Phone Bill Out Of Control? Try Ting And Get …

Disclosure: This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. I have been with AT&T for thirteen years and as our family has grown, and the kids became teens, who also had cell phones, our bill has also grown. With needs for larger media packages, devices other than cell phones like tablets, even the family plan has hit our budget pretty hard. Enter Ting …  When I had the chance to talk about Ting I became super excited because not only can I pass this valuable and money saving information on to my readers, but I am trying it out for myself and saving my family a…

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FOTOR Your Photo Editing Dream Come True! Easy To Use Photo Editing …

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post however I do indeed use Fotor for all of my photo editing. I am not very good with computer programs. In fact, I am scared of using something as basic as Google Docs or spreadsheets! I am always afraid I am going to mess something up, because I often have!  When it comes to editing photos for my blog I have found my answer! You all know how important photos are to blogs, and several months back I began to use a new editing program called Fotor. I think you may have noticed the improvement in my photos, at least I hope that you have. With Fotor you can edit as much or as…

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Totally Cute Tech! Azio Hue Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo in Candy …

Disclosure: I received Azio Hue Wireless Keyboard/Mouse in exchange for review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Amazon affiliate links are used in this post. Reference ID: pmd3547395bd58fd67456dffd021f65181 Hey ladies! I hope you had an enjoyable 4th of July! Today I wanted to share with you this pretty wireless, bluetooth keyboard I received to review. The brand is Azio and they offer three cute colors that I think you would enjoy. I of course had to pick this pretty Berry Blue color for myself. Other color options are Candy Pink and Lime Green. I love tech as much as the guys in my family do, but I also…

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iGotTech Texting Gloves Review

Texting and cell phone use is a part of our daily lives, yet gloves can make this a challenge. I sought hi and low for some cute yet functional texting gloves over the past Christmas season to use as stocking stuffers for a few people in my family. I ended up settling for some gloves that I found on Groupon but I was never very happy with them.  They lacked any sense of style whatsoever, they were not cute, not fun, not even the slightest bit pretty in any way. They also worked “okay” but just okay. They were cheap, but you get what you pay for, right?  I finally found the cutest texting gloves and guess what … they…

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PSDCenter Giveaway for Small Business Wanting to Thrive

Women of all ages are looking for ways to market their DIY, their goods, ideas, services, etc for various reasons at various ages. Younger women may want to stay home and raise their children, while middle aged women are starting to feel they have the time, energy and focus, in order to achieve some of their own goals, after years of supporting others in their goals. Older women, and women of retirement age may be looking for a way to make extra income.  PSDCenter.com is offering one lucky person who reads my blog the chance to have their entire business online store set up for them free of charge!  PSDCenter.com is offering this giveaway for a chance to win the following:…

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intelliGLASS The Smarter Screen Protector Review

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for review. Ladies, sometimes I come across a product that I get to review and while it may not be fashion related I really love the product. I mean we are more than just fashion, we also have our gadgets as well! One item in which I have always had an issue with are screen protectors. They are difficult to put on, they bubble up easily, they get finger prints and crud all over them, and when you go to clean them, they streak. I think my biggest peeve about screen protectors is that they are so difficult to apply and those horrible bubbles! So when intelliGLASS was looking for reviews I decided…

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Xtava Hairdryer Review

Hello lovelies! I received an Xtava Hairdryer to show you. The Peony 1875W Hair Dryer with Turbo JOHNSON Motor, Professional Performance and Compact Design (Pink) by Xtava TM comes in a pretty fuchsia pink color, which of course is fine with me! So what’s in a hair dryer right? I mean a hair dryer has one main function, to dry hair, just how complex can it be? Whats the big deal? Why not just grab any old hair dryer from a local dime store? Well let me tell you … I have two of those hair dryers from “dime stores”, pharmacy type places, supermarkets, etc… they can burn your hair for one thing! Another thing is that often times the motor smells…

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Xtava 5 in 1 Curling Iron Review

Hi Ladies!  So I have not used an actual curling iron in years. I have been using a flat iron to do some flips here and there with my hair, but my hair has been too short this past year for curling. Now my hair is growing back out and I love trying different styles.  I had the chance to try out the Xtava 5 in 1 Curling Iron in exchange for this review so here is my take on it… but first the unboxing photos and some information from Xtava: 5 in 1 CURLING IRON The new interchangeable curling iron offers 5 different ceramic barrels of different shape and sizes to allow maximum versatility with your curling style for…

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Verified Codes, for Coupons, Discounts, and Deals

Ladies, you love a great deal, I love a great deal. In fact I try, when I hear of a great deal to tell you all about them but let’s face it, I can’t keep up on all the deals, and honestly, only you know the deals you want the most. Well Verified Codes has all of us covered! Verified Codes –  Discover THOUSANDS of verified coupon codes, deals and discount gift cards for the stores YOU love! So what does “verified” mean anyway? How often have you found a coupon code online only to discover after getting all excited about a great deal, that the code is outdated, or completely bunk? You do not have to worry about that…

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Gurin Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Review

Ladies, we know that a lot more goes into feeling beautiful than just clothes and makeup. We know that a great nights sleep adds a lot to our skin condition, as well as our ability to feel like looking our best. Gurin brings us a fun and unique way to assist us with a great night’s sleep as well as helps us make our home smell amazing. Gurin Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser is my new favorite gadget! Not only will this make your home smell great but it can do everything from relax to energize you, so its not just for a good nights sleep.  Many of you may know that I am experienced with the use of essential oils, and…

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My Best Black Friday Purchase Ever

_atrk_opts = { atrk_acct:”Ug4qk1aklwG27i”, domain:”fashionbeyondforty.com”,dynamic: true}; (function() { var as = document.createElement(‘script’); as.type = ‘text/javascript’; as.async = true; as.src = “https://d31qbv1cthcecs.cloudfront.net/atrk.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(as, s); })(); This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons. com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. Experience, and story are my own. Its about that time ladies! Black Friday is about here. Are you planning to enter the fray? There are some great deals to be found, and it is well worth the crowds if you can snag one! I will admit, as an avid shopper I have only taken part in a few Black Fridays but the few that…

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