Wrap your wrist with a beautiful bracelet from the Willamy Collection



This weekend I finally made the decision to go through the bedroom closet and rid it of stuff I no longer need or use. My car is stuffed with thing to donate to a local charity. They sell the items and all the profits goes towards their charity.

While I was cleaning out my closet I found a lot of my jewelry that was lost among the mess. I realized that most of my jewelry is too fancy to wear “out and about” or at work. Most of my jewelry it too fancy. It’s not expensive jewelry, it’s just costume jewelry that looks expensive.

Thank goodness for my wrap bracelet from Willamy. It’s the one piece of jewelry I know I can wear to work, running errands around town and even to a fancy event.

I have seen people wearing wrap bracelets for sometime now, but I didn’t think I could wear one. I have a large wrist and I thought that the wrap bracelets would be too small and uncomfortable for me to wear.

I was offered the opportunity to review a wrap bracelet from the Willamy Collection. I was ensured that it would fit me fine since I can adjust how many times to wrap it around my wrist plus there are more than one spot to insert the button that holds the bracelet on my wrist.

Trying to pick out a bracelet was more difficult than I thought it would. The Willamy Collection has so many stunning pieces to choose from.

Willamy Collection

It literally took me well over an hour to pour myself over the site to pick out one bracelet to review. I finally chose the design referred to as “Melody.” I oped for this one because I liked the look of the button/charm that you use to close the bracelet (so it stays on your wrist). I also liked the neutral color (it goes with everything) and the black iridescent beads.


This bracelet is made to wrap around an average size wrist 5 times. Larger wrists, like mine, can wrap it around 4 times and it will still look and feel just fine.

I wrap mine around just about 5 times and it feels just fine. It’s not too snug.

Wrap bracelets are cool looking. They look like a belt or a necklace (they are really long). To wear it you simply hold one end of the bracelet in your hand and use the other hand to wrap it around and when you are done simply insert the button/charm into one of the pre-made loops. It’s really easy to do.

If you follow me on Instagram (SheScribes) you probably already saw my wrap bracelet from the Willamy Collection.

Willamy Bracelet

Although Willamy has plenty of gorgeous wrap bracelets to choose from in every color combination you can think of, they do carry other beautiful jewelry worth checking out. They have earrings, children’s jewelry, necklaces, headbands and much more. They even do custom work.

Pieces from the Willamy Collection have appeared in publications such as Good Housekeeping and In Touch Magazine. Celebrities also enjoy the pieces from the Willamy Collection including Dean Cain, Thea Andrews and Dancing With The Stars Alumi Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

If you would like to check out all the lovely jewelry available from the Willamy Collection you can visit the brand online at www.WillamyCollection.com. You can also check them out the the various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest). The links are found on the bottom of their website pages.

What do you think about the Willamy Collection?

Willamy Wrap Bracelet


*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way. 


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Customized Jewelry that YOU design from PicturesOnGold.com (giveaway ends 12/10/14)


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Now that the holiday season is officially upon us, many people will be on the look out for the “perfect” gift idea for that special person in their life.

I love receiving gifts. Who doesn’t?

I prefer gifts from the heart. I LOVE handmade gifts. I also love gifts where it’s clear that the gift giver put a lot of thought into the gift. It’s easy to zip down to the mall and pick up a gift off a store shelf. That’s fine and there is nothing wrong with that. But I like the kinds of gifts where the gift giver put thought into the gift.

I love jewelry. I especially love personalized jewelry such as mother’s necklaces or family rings. I also like giving these types of gifts too.

Buying custom jewelry online is “hit or miss”. You never know what the final piece of jewelry is going to look like. You have a general idea but you won’t really know until the jewelry arrives in your mailbox.

I have purchased customized jewelry in the past that didn’t turn out as nice as I’d like it to. Because it’s customized it’s impossible to return so you are stuck with it.

Imagine if YOU could have full control over how a customized piece of jewelry will look and know what it’s going to look like BEFORE making the purchase? You can with a new interactive feature at PicturesOnGold.com.

Last month PicturesOnGold.com introduced their “Design Your Own Locket” application. This unique application allows consumers to have full control over designing their locket as well as the ability to see exactly how the locket will look before purchasing it.

PicturesOneGold.com was kind enough to let me design my own locket to review.

Once you decide on the style of locket you want (heart, oval, circle, gold, silver…) you are all set to design the locket exactly how you’d like it with personalized engraving, laser photos, clip art and more.


You can choose from 1,000’s of clip art designs for the front of your locket. PicturesOnGold.com has so many to choose from including hearts, flowers, military designs, sports, symbols, occupations, holidays and so much more.

You could opt to use text for the front of the locket instead. You can create your own message within the space limit. Or you could go with a beautiful monogram design.

Once you have finalized the outside design it’s time to work on the inside of the locket.

Locket 2

As it is with the outside of the locket you can choose what you want on the right and left side inside the locket. You can choose from text, clip art or upload your photo and have the photo laser engraved on to the locket. You can have the photo laser engraved in color or in black and white.

I have reviewed other PicturesOnGold.com laser engraved photo jewelry in the past and I have always been pleased with the outcome.

What I like about being able to design your own locket is that you can adjust and resize the photo so that it looks exactly how you want it in the locket. For example, I used my wedding photo for one side and my children’s photo on the other side. I was able to shrink/expand the photos to get them to the size I want and move them around so that everyone’s face was seen clearly.

Lastly you are able to customize the back of the locket if you want (I opted not to).

This is how my locket turned out (with the exception of the green stone – I was only testing that out. That is another option available for your locket).

Pictures on Gold Locket

I chose “Always & Forever” for my locket because my family will always and forever be in my heart. They are my heart and soul and I love them all with every fiber of my being.

PicturesOnGold.com can also help you to customize your locket even further. Please visit their website to see what ways they can help you create the perfect customized locket.

Here is the amazing part – the lockets normally ship within ONE DAY! My locket showed up in just a matter of days. I was pleasantly surprised.

I love how my locket turned out. It even came with a necklace so I was able to wear it right away.

I tried to take photos of it but they are not turning out well.

These lockets would make the perfect gift. I can imagine making up a customized locket for a mom, or a newly married lady, or even grandma with photos of her grandchildren inside.

If you would like to check out “Design Your Own Locket” application visit PicturesOnGold.com and select the locket option.

You can also save 10% on all orders placed on the PicturesOnGold.com website  using the promo code HOLIDAY14 at check out. This discount code expires on December 23, 2014.

You can find PicturesOnGold.com on social media too. The links are found on the bottom of their website.


PicturesOnGold.com would like to give a lucky reader their own customized locket ($249 value). Thank you PicturesOnGold.com.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on December 10, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place. You must be 18+ to enter this giveaway.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me who you would design a locket for? Would it be for yourself or would you give it as a gift?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional. 

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*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Take the Dove #OneShowerChallenge to win great prizes (giveaway ends 11/15/14)



As I write this I am looking around my desk for lotion. My hands are so dry that typing is getting uncomfortable. When I think about it I need to apply moisturizer to the rest of my body before going to bed.

This time of year my skin really dries out. It’s horrible. I don’t like how it feels, plus it itches and it doesn’t look nice.

I feel like the “Lotion Queen”. I have lotions all over my home, my car, my purse, at work and even in my husband’s car. I can’t stand having dry, itchy skin.

Have you heard about Dove’s #OneShowerChallenge yet? Dove premiered their new campaign a few weeks go at the Emmys.

Dove is inviting women around the country to try their new breakthrough body wash formula for softer, smoother skin after only just one shower. Many women nationwide have already taken the challenge. Will you be next?

For more than 50 years, Dove has remained a leader in the cleansing category and has continued to improve their body wash formula to meet the beauty and skin care needs of real women. Now, more than ever before, the difference can be felt after just one shower.  To celebrate this latest beauty breakthrough, beginning on Emmy night, Dove will get the new body wash into the hands of women everywhere so they can take the One Shower Challenge and experience the Dove difference for themselves.

Dove has teamed up with beauty expert and found of BeautySweetSpot.com, Jeannine Morris as well as red carpet stylist Micaela Erlanger to show women how their beauty routine actually begins in the shower.

Have you tried the new body wash yet? I haven’t but I am curious to see for myself if I see a noticeable difference in my skin after only one use.

The new Dove Body Washes feature an advanced formula that combines the brand’s mildest cleansers with NutriumMoisture® technology, offering 10 times more skin natural nourishment than other leading body washes.  In the past, women had to choose between a body wash that was gentle on skin and one that had great lather, but new Dove Body Wash has broken this paradigm, providing women with both the mild cleansing their skin needs and the rich, luxurious lather they want.  The difference can not only be seen but felt after cleansing as the new body wash formula gives softer, smoother skin after just one shower.* In stores now, the new formula is available in best-selling Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash, Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash and Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash as well as to the entire Dove go fresh and Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash collections.

Dove is also hosting a sweepstakes called the #OneShowerChallenge where you can win Dove Body Wash, gift cards and more.

Dove Logo

To enter siply share your One Shower Challenge experience via written submission with optional photo or video with the hashtag #OneShowerChallenge. You can enter online, Twitter, Vine and/or Instagram. The entries will not be judged.

To be eligible you have to be in the US and aged 18+.

The sweepstakes has already started but it doesn’t end until January 5, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EST) so you still have plenty of time to enter.

There is no limit to the number of Sweepstakes Entries you may enter, however all Sweepstakes Entries must be unique. Entries will not be carried forward for subsequent Entry Period Sweepstakes Drawings.

Here are the remaining prizes you can win.

Entry Period 3 (November 1st to November 30th) Prize: A Sponsor-selected $25 Spa gift card and Dove Body Wash (ARV: $27 each).

Entry Period 4 (December 1st to January 5th) Prize: A Sponsor-selected Dove bathrobe and Dove Body Wash (ARV: $30 each).

Limit one prize per person.

Please click here for the Website Entry and here for the Official Rules.

For more information about Dove please visit www.Dove.us. You can also find the brand on social media.

Dove Necklace

In addition Dove would like to give a lucky She Scribes reader this beautiful necklace and a body of their body wash so that they can enter the #OneShowerChallenge if they want to. Thank you Dove.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on November 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you’d like to win this prize?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional. 

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*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. The opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted. 


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Help support Breast Cancer Awareness & Research with Harley-Davidson’s Pink Label Collection (giveaway ends 10/31/14)


HD jacket

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I think it’s wonderful that so many companies, brands and organizations make a point of helping Breast Cancer awareness and research this month by offering pink or pink ribbon products and other ways of raising funds.

Did you know that Breast Cancer affects men as well as women? My grandfather had Breast Cancer back in the 80’s and have to have is left breast removed. Breast Cancer might not be as common in men as it is women but please be aware that it can and does happen to men too.

Here are some sobering facts about Breast Cancer from BreastCancer.org.

  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • In 2014, an estimated 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 62,570 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
  • About 2,360 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2014. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
  • About 40,000 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2014 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989 — with larger decreases in women under 50. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.
  • A woman’s risk of breast cancer approximately doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. About 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it.
  • About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.
  • The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).

Pink Ribbon

I truly wish there was a cure for this horrible disease. I am grateful that there have been plenty of medical advances to help women with Breast Cancer but there is still so much research that needs to be done.

Harley-Davidson is one of the many brands to help find a way to raise funds for Breast Cancer research and awareness. They have a special collection called the Pink Label Collection of MotorClothes and apparel.

Since 2010 Harley-Davidson customers have helped to raise over a million dollars. The funds goes towards organizations that help support and empower women affect by Breast Cancer. Their motto is “You’re not alone, because we ride with you.

When you purchase apparel and accessories from the Pink Label Collection of MotorClothes you are helping to support women affected by Breast Cancer through the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the After Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Young Survival Coalition.

You can check out the available Pink Label products at H-D.com/PinkLabel. Some of the available products include a pink Harley-Davidson leather jacket (pictured above), boots, gloves, helmets and hoodies to name a few. They even have lovely jewelry available to help support Breast Cancer too.

Harley-Davidson has a lovely Pink Label Beaded Necklace that is part of the  Pink Label Collection of MotorClothes collection.



This necklace would make a great gift for the Harley-Davidson fan in your life. It features the Harley-Davidson logo as well as beads engraved with an “H” and “D” for Harley-Davidson.

It has a “lobster claw” clasp which makes it easy to get on/off. I like that it’s adjustable too so you can add a bit of length to it if you need it.

The necklace retails for $60 on the Harley-Davidson site.

I have this necklace. It was sent to me to review. I’m going to be giving it to my co-worker. She’s a young girl who loves to ride motorcycles. She even goes to a track upstate (NY) on the weekends to ride motorcycles on a special race track. She’s also dealing with cancerous cysts in her ovaries. I realize it’s not Breast Cancer, but it’s cancer none the less and she does love motorcycles. I think she’ll really love this necklace.

If you would like to learn more about Harley-Davidson’s efforts to support those affected by breast cancer, visit Harley-davidson.com.

Harley-Davidson would like to give a lucky winner the same necklace I receive to review. Thank you H-D!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on October 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this giveaway.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional. 

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*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Make “that time of the month” a bit more “enjoyable” with the TOM Box


Menstrual Cycle

I have never met a woman who enjoys “that time of the month”. There is nothing to enjoyable about it. You’re bloated, crampy, crabby and you want to eat everything in site.

Here’s a funny (or not so funny depending on how you look at it) story about “that time of the month”.

I was out on Los Angeles on a press trip when I get a text from my teenage daughter announcing that she just got her period for the very first time. She knew what she needed to do but we were unprepared for this “event”. I had nothing in the cabinet to help her. She needed my husband to get her stuff from the store.

My daughter was embarrassed to tell her dad (my hubby) so I had to text him and tell him what was going on. He FREAKED OUT! He didn’t know what to do… he was in a panic… it was quite comical. It’s funny how a grown man can be turned into a quivering mess just by the mere mention of “that time of the month”.

I spend the next hour or so on my phone between texts between my husband and daughter. Meanwhile I was on a press junket and I had things to do. I finally got him to take her to the store and let her pick up her “supplies”.

To this day my husband jokes with me that I am not allowed to leave home because he doesn’t want something like that to happen again. LOL!

When it comes to that “time of the month” there is very little we can to make the experience less horrible. That is until now.


Introducing the TOM Box – Time Of the Month Box!

The TOM Box is a monthly subscription service (you can cancel at any time) that delivers a special box to your door once a month. Each box contains things to make that time of the month a little less miserable.

Inside each box is your choice of pads or tampons (full package), which is a supply we all need during that time. So the TOM Box has it’s practical side. You never want to run out of THOSE supplies. Plus you get to choose the brand and type of product you want.

In addition the TOM Box contains a few pieces of candy, make up and jewelry. Yes, you read that right – candy, make up and jewelry!

TOM Box sent me a box to check out for myself. My box arrived with a package of pads, some small pieces of candy and some really nice make up.

I love the make up. I received a great lip gloss and really nice eye shadow.

I think my favorite thing inside the TOM Box was the gorgeous silver bracelet. I LOVE the bracelet! Even my teenage daughter wants the bracelet.

I’m sorry that the photo is not that good. The bracelet is silver and VERY shiny. It looks like a watch strap or a belt. I LOVE IT!


In addition, for a nominal additional charge you can have your TOM Box include Gillette Venus Blades 4PK (a girl has to look nice at all times, right?) and/or DOUBLE the amount of candy and make up.

Currently I see that you can get a trial TOM Box for only $5.00. After that the monthly subscription is $16.00 a month. It’s a monthly subscription so each month your card will be billed $16.00 when the box ships out. You can cancel at any time.

I think this is a pretty good deal for $16.00. The make up and jewelry alone makes it worthwhile. I may just look forward to “that time of the month” if I knew I’d be receiving the TOM Box. :-)

The TOM Box would be a nice “gift” for a teenager who just had her first period or maybe even a college student. I’m sure a college student would appreciate the female supplies, candy, jewelry and make up.

TOM Box is from a company called Swaag Box.

If you would like more information or would like to place an order visit SwaagBox/TOMBox. Check them out on Facebook too.

What do you think about this idea? Would you like to receieve a TOM Box to make “that time of the month” less horrible? Feel free to share your thoughts.



*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Gorgeous jewelry from Waffles & Honey



Did you ever hear of a business name that totally catches your attention? Some fun examples would be Indiana Bones and the Temple of Groom (dog grooming salon), The Found Sock (laundromat), Lawn & Order (landscaper) and Shear-Lock Combs (hair salon). These are actual business names.

What do you think of when you hear the name Waffles & Honey? My first thought is a restaurant, like a home town country restaurant.

Whatever Waffles & Honey is, it’s an adorable name.

Waffles & Honey is a company that creates jewelry. It’s was named after the owner’s (Karina Harris) pets. I think that is a fun idea. My family has several pets. I don’t think I could call a business Espn Velcro Kitty Padmé Anakin Bella Fishy Wishy Wudy (or dog, cats, fish and adopted wild bunny). Ha Ha. Unless I use the first initials, but EVKPABFWW doesn’t sound as cute as Waffles & Honey. :-)


Karina’s passion for designing gorgeous jewelry started when she entered a local bead store in San Francisco. When she became a teenager she traveled a lot around the world including Africa, Asia and South America. She was inspired by the jewelry designs and textiles that she came across during her travels.

Karina’s designs for Waffles & Honey Jewelry reflects Karina’s travels.

Adorned with hand selected jewels and dripping in 14 and 24 karat gold, our pieces will inspire your readers to indulge in one of a kind luxury. Handmade in small batches in San Francisco, each timeless piece of jewelry is designed to make the wearer exude unique grace and elegance. Our pieces are made to fit every reader’s personal style and can be worn individually, for a simplistic look, or stacked for maximum effect.

Waffles & Honey was kind enough to send me a piece of jewelry to review. Let me tell you it was very hard to narrow it down to one piece. Each of their pieces is unique looking and very beautiful.

Waffles and Honey

Notice there are two different gold chains?

I finally selected the 3/2 Necklace in Labradorite. Not only is the necklace beautiful, but I love the legend that the stone contains Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) which explains why it has a “Labradoressence” (displays different colors). I thought it was a fun legend and the stone has a greenish-gray hue to it (my favorite color is green). 

The necklace is 30″ long which is perfect for me. I don’t like necklaces that are too short. They often fall inside my shirt and no one gets to see them. This necklace is the perfect length.

The necklace has two different chains which I think is a nice touch. Most of the necklace is made of small, gold, oval links. The part of the necklace that connects the three stones is made with bigger and longer gold oval links.


Waffles and Honey Necklace

I LOVE the stones. They are very pretty. They change color when the light hits them a certain way. They are very shiny too. They have good weight to them too.

The stones have a unique shape to them too. They remind me of chubby tear drops (for lack of a better description).

I have received a few compliments on the necklace and even my teenage daughter really likes it. I think it if it can impress a hard t0 impress teen that should tell you something. Ha Ha.

I tried to take my own photos but it didn’t do the necklace justice. The necklace is so much more beautiful in person.

I also love that it can be dressed up or dressed down. This piece is great for running errands around town or a night on the town. It’s very versatile and can be pair with other pieces if you are into the layered look.

Check out some other pieces currently available at Waffles & Honey.

Waffles and Honey


Waffles & Honey carries necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets. These lovely pieces retail for $50-$315. They are available on the Waffles & Honey website, www.WafflesandHoney.com. The brand is also found on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest (links found on the brand’s website).

What do you think about Waffles & Honey jewelry? Do any of the pieces showcased here catch your eye?



*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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