A Touch Of Dazzle Review AND Giveaway!!

Okay, I know! I know! We just did the Back-To-School thing and we haven’t even done Labor Day yet but I’m going to talk about Halloween anyway!! Ahhhh it’s my blog and I’m sorta-kinda the boss here. (Okay, technically you are by visiting and all…. but, well…. I want to be in charge today. Okay? Thanks!!)

As I was saying before I started whining, Halloween! I love Halloween. I love everything about it. Decorations, anticipation, costumes and of course candy. Can NOT forget the candy! AND JEWELRY!! I get to dig out my ghost pins, my skulls bracelet, my bat earrings and this year I added to my jewelry collection a Floating Locket Charm from A Touch Of Dazzle. Whether you are looking for earrings, a locket, bracelet or a necklace you will be so pleased!! I know I am!

Goldie from A Touch Of Dazzle sent me the absolutely adorable Scary Halloween BOO Floating Glass Locket filled with Halloween inspired charms. The charms begin with orange and black crystals; in diamond shapes. Y’all know how much I love the sparkle! Add in enamel charms like the witch flying by the moon, a spooky ghost or a Jack-o-Lantern. So cute! Another enamel charm of a black cat or a purple, pointed witches hat. The charms are dependant on the size locket that you get. But no matter which locket or charms you order you’ll be thoroughly pleased.
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Each floating locket is made with quality stainless steel; one side has sparkles embedded in the stainless steel, the other side is plain so you decide how much Dazzle! you want showing on your floating locket.

Those fabulous floating living lockets that are all the rage and trend are here ready made for you! An incredible deal, high quality stainless steel jewelry, made to last. This is a perfect way to start on the road to collecting floating locket charm necklaces. At a fraction of the cost of buying the floating charms separately, A Touch of Dazzle brings you the incredible deal of an all inclusive package of locket, charms, crystals and rolo ball chain, gift boxed and ready to go!
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A Touch Of Dazzle has charms for every holiday! How much trouble would I be in if I mentioned their amazing Christmas charms??  Okay… okay… just keep them in mind when it’s November or so… touchy today aren’tcha??
imageMy locket is extremely easy to open to change out the charms if I want. The entire frame of the charm is held closed with tiny, powerful magnets. This locket is NOT going to accidentally pop open. It also isn’t going to break your nail when you try and open it. There is a small groove on the side that you simply guide your fingernail in and the necklace opens. I would suggest doing this over a table or counter and NOT the sink or you could lose a charm (I CAUGHT it before it went down the drain. So learn from me!)
imageI am thoroughly pleased with the quality and workmanship of this locket. I love everything about it; from the chain, the charms and the locket! What a fun and unique way to express your personality!

Coupon Code!!

Head over to A Touch Of Dazzle and use this special 25% OFF COUPON CODE just for PBnWhine followers!! SWEET!!! PBWHINE-F2016

GIVEAWAY TIME

A HUGE thank you to Goldie! She is offering one very lucky Peanut Butter And Whine follower their own Scary Halloween BOO Floating Glass Locket filled with Halloween inspired charms. This giveaway will close on 9/12/16 so that you will have your prize in time for Halloween and the entire month of October!  GOOD LUCK!!!

Disclosure: I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Questions or concerns please contact me at Connie@PeanutButterAndWhine.com

JORD Watch Review And Giveaway!!

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If you have spent anytime on PBnWhine you know that I am obsessed with JORD Watches. Want to talk about a COOL watch look no further!

Let’s do a little recap about JORD. The word JORD which is a Swedish word that means Earth, Soil, Land. The folks at JORD have combined their desire for a timepiece that modeled a modern lifestyle. Sustainable, efficient, simple, and influenced by experiential living.

JORD Watches are made with natural elements and a thoroughly modern design. Wood is not just a component of JORD watches, it is the main feature. Yup, you read that correctly, JORD watches are made of WOOD! All kinds of wood, Cherry Wood, Maple, Black Wood, Natural Green, Zebra Wood. You name it there is probably a JORD Watch available. Jord CORA Wood Watch

My favorite JORD watch has always been the Cora with it’s Koa Wood band and Rose tone face, this women’s watch is feminine and modern. I have been drooling over this watch for years. No more drooling for me! I own this watch and let me tell you; this watch is absolutely stunning in person. It’s even prettier than I hoped for.

From the woodbox that Cora arrives in that smells like cedar wood. A beautifully crafted box with a small secret drawer to hide your other treasures or keep the watch paperwork in.


A little more about Cora, this is a self winding watch! No more having to replace the battery. I LOVE that feature!! Added bonus is the 36 hour stand by time!
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The face of the watch is done in a stunning rose gold with a mix of tick marks and  jewels throughout the face rather than numbers or roman numerals.
JORD rose gold wood watchA small window at the lower left of the watch shows the inside mechanism; and that is VERY hypnotic to watch!
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imageAnother feature of JORD is that the watchbands come sized for YOUR wrist. The Cora arrived and fit me like it was custom made just for me!! Oh wait…. it was! Wooden Watch From JORDWith push button dual deployment buckles this watch is easy to put on and take off.
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There are so many stunning JORD watches to choose from there IS a drool worthy, unique watch style that you will fall in love with too.

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GIVEAWAY TIME

I am thrilled to share this giveaway from JORD. The winner will receive a $100 e-gift code to spend on the JORD website. But, everyone who enters will be emailed a $20 e-gift code!! Seriously! Everyone wins!! Entering couldn’t be easier!! All you will need is your name and email address! Seriously, how perfect is this giveaway!!

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Good LUCK!!

This post was sponsored by Jord wood watches. Disclosure: I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Questions or concerns please contact me at Connie@PeanutButterAndWhine.com

What To Do If Water Backs Up From The Floor Drains In Your Basement

Having water backing up into the basement of your home, from the drains in the basement floor, is not a good situation. This is not just inconvenient; in some instances a considerable amount of damage can be caused. It can be an even bigger problem if it’s not just water and waste from your home that is backing up, but waste from neighbouring properties too.

Walking into your basement to find it flooded is not good, but how can you resolve the problem, using tools like a drain snake, and try and prevent future issues? We are going to explain the reasons why the floor drains in your basement may be backing up and talk about why you should seek expert help with the problem.

What has happened if your drain is backing up with waste from your own home?

If the drains in your basement floor appear to be backing up with waste from your own home this is usually due to one of two possible reasons; something has been flushed down the drain which is blocking it or roots have grown into the drain blocking it. If the former has happened it could be that chemicals poured down the drain may move the blockage.

Often, the blockage remains and it is necessary to feed a drain snake along the drain. If roots are involved it is usually necessary to use a power snake which has blades on it to cut the roots. As you can see, these are onerous tasks so it makes sense to call a professional plumbing service like Plumbing Detectives to help unblock the drains.

What is the problem if waste from other households is backing up?

It’s a bad enough situation if waste from your own home is backing up from the floor drains in the basement of your property; having problems with waste from other households backing up is even worse. This can lead to raw sewage being thrown across the basement, depending on the water pressure involved. This type of event happens when water levels are raised, usually due to bad weather and heavy rainfall.

The drainage system for the entire area becomes overwhelmed by the increased volume of water it has to handle. If your basements drains are lower than the elevated water level the water backs up the drains and into the basement of your home. It’s bad enough if this happens while you are home but if you are away from the property the situation could be left unattended and the results could end up being a lot worse.

You can have a gate fitted to the drains in your basement. Some of these gates require manual operation, which is not always ideal. Others are valve operated; as soon as the valve senses a backflow it closes off the drains leading to your basement and prevents them from being flooded.

It’s clear to see that any type of back up involving the drains in the basement of your home is a major issue. If you are unlucky enough to experience any such problems it’s a good idea to hire a professional plumber to deal with the issue for you.