Cate & Chloe – Chic & Classy Jewelry Delivered to Your Door Each Month


Cate and Chloe Jewelry

I think most women will agree that getting a lovely piece of jewelry is always nice. Whether its something you purchased for yourself or a gift, it’s still fun to have new pieces to wear and add to your wardrobe.

Normally I don’t wear much jewelry. I work from home so I don’t feel the need to get all dressed up. When I do go out, even if it’s to run errands, I do like to spruce myself up a bit and make sure I look nice which often includes pieces of jewelry.

When it comes to buying jewelry I usually have a hard time deciding between pieces. Unless I need a specific piece or color, I usually spend way too long agonizing over what piece of jewelry to buy. Normally it’s because I like them all and have a hard time choosing. Sometimes I wish someone could do the decision making for me and just had me a nice piece of jewelry.

Cate & Chloe, an online jewelry retailer, has a VIP program where you can get $200 worth of exquisite jewelry delivered to your door each month for under $40 per month?

Each month you will receive a variety of jewelry chosen by expert stylists. The jewelry you’ll receive will have a retail value from $69 – $135.  This includes rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces.

One item you’ll receive each month will be an exclusive pre-release item that is only available to VIP members.

There are even more benefits to being a VIP member.


Cate & Chloe sent me a sample shipment to review. The package was beautiful. Even the Cate & Chloe jewelry box with the real ribbon tie was a nice touch.

I received a beautiful pair of Devin “Devine” Stud Earrings.

According to the Cate & Chloe website…

Prepare to dazzle and stun in our Devin “Divine” Stud Earrings, CZ stones surrounded by an exquisite circle of smaller smaller CZ stones with a silver post. These earrings make a glittering addition to any collection.

  • Silver post
  • circle surrounding central stone 1cm in diameter

I tried to get a good photo of the earrings but it didn’t really capture how sparkly they are. They are really stunning.

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The retail value is $125. If I was a VIP member I would have received another piece of jewelry. Think about how much money I could have saved. To purchase these lovely earrings would have cost me $125. Being a member the monthly price is under $40 AND I would have received a second piece of jewelry. That is a nice savings.

I also like that you don’t know what you are getting from month to month so opening your package is like opening up a birthday or Christmas present. I love surprises!

This would also make a fabulous gift for someone special. The VIP membership is available for one month, three months, six months and a year. The longer the membership you purchase the less per month cost the membership is.

If you would like to try it out for yourself I have a special 20% off discount code you can use - SHESCRIBES20.

Pretty packaging.

Pretty packaging.

In addition to the monthly subscription service you can purchase other fine jewelry from the website.

For more information please visit www.CateandChloe.com. You can also check them out on Facebook (CateandChloe) and Twitter (@CateandChloe).

What do you think about their jewelry? Does a monthly jewelry subscription sound like something you would like to receive each month? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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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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Can you really start your own business for FREE? Yes you can! Find out how.



I used to have a home business. I made party favors and affordable promotional products such as personalized candy wrappers, buttons, magnets, gift cans and more. It was entirely my own business. I didn’t work for anyone or under anyone.

My business was a success and lasted for about seven years until I lost my passion for it. That was the same time I started blogging. My passion lied in writing more so than my business so I closed shop.

There are times I think about starting my business again. Then I think about the supplies, storing all the supplies, marketing, invoicing… it was stressful.

I have been giving A LOT of thought to joining a company and selling as a representative. That way I can still earn some “pocket money” and not have to worry about keeping track of inventory or shipping out merchandise. I did sell Avon about 15 years ago but there was too much competition locally that I gave up. I never sold Mary Kay but I do know for a fact that there are more than enough Mary Kay reps local to me too.

A lot of businesses I have looked into either have expensive start up costs (for kits and websites), monthly website fees and minimums you must meet or else your can lose your rep status. I honestly don’t have the money to shell our for kits or monthly website fees. I also don’t know from one month to the next how much money I’ll have to pay for an e-commerce site.

I know I’d never get rich selling other people’s products. That is fine with me. If I can make some extra “pocket money” each month I’d be happy with that. I also need money to care for two of our cats with health issues. One cat, Velcro, is Diabetic. The cost of insulin is not so bad but the syringes can really add up since he needs shots twice a day. Our other cat, Bella, has severe Asthma and other health issues. Her daily inhaler costs me $200 out of pock. It’s a human inhaler (she gets it through a special tube called an AeroKat). I can’t get insurance to cover it since it’s for our cat. Therefore we have to pay full price. I do get a slight discount with a special discount card the pharmacy gave me, but not enough.

Bad photo but this is an Aero Kat to help my cat breath in her Asthma medication.

Bad photo but this is an Aero Kat to help my cat breath in her Asthma medication.

Medications, along with vet visits and special tests (Bella sees a Cardiologist for her heart issues and another doctor for her Thyroid issues) the bill can really add up. That is why any money I can earn is helpful. It’s not for me to visit a spa or get my hair done at a salon. No way! All the money I make goes towards my family (food, gas for my car…), pet bills and money do to fun things with my family (movies, beach…).

I just learned about a business opportunity that costs NOTHING to start up. It’s totally FREE! Not only that you get an e-commerce site (so you can sell online) for FREE with NO monthly fees. There are also NO MINIMUMS. So if you don’t sell anything for months at a time its OK. You won’t lose your rep status.

The company is called Jewelry in Candles. They sell soy candles and tarts. Each one has a piece of jewelry inside. The jewelry ranges in price from $10 to thousands of dollars. There are similar companies on the market but what makes Jewelry in Candles different is that you get to pick out what kind of jewelry you want AND what size. The style and design will be random (you have no choice in that) but the type of jewelry and size will work for you.

There are A LOT of customer submitted photos and videos that reveal the jewelry that they found inside their products. I know in one video I saw the young girl got a bonus pair of earrings in with the necklace. From what I read on the Jewelry in Candles site occasionally additional surprises are found in the candles and tarts. You never know what you might get. You might even get a bonus candle or tart with your order.

Below are customer submitted photos from the Jewelry in Candles website.

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According to the company…

Jewelry varying from silver plated to gold plated–some with stones made from cubic zirconia or other materials. With more valuable jewelry discoveries, you may find titanium, solid sterling silver, solid yellow and/or white gold. Some may also include real diamonds, rubies, or other precious jewels. 

It’s fun because you never know what you might get.

The candles and tarts also come in some pretty amazing sounding scents. I’m going to go shopping later and purchase some candles and tarts. I can’t wait to try them out.

As a rep you get 30% off your own purchases. I love that I can make purchases for family and friends as gifts and save 30% as a rep.

When you sell Jewelry in Candles products you also get 30%. You can sell online, at craft shows, to friends, host parties, sell on Amazon and Ebay… the sky is the limit. You get 30% from all your sales. That means for every $100 in products you sell you get $30. If you sell $500 you get $150. That is not bad at all. Many other companies only give you 20% or 25% of the sales you make. I think 30% is pretty generous.

I also like that the company allows you to sell where ever you want. Some companies frown upon selling at other venues. I love the flexibility to sell where ever I want. I don’t even have to sell anything. I can just enjoy the 30% off my own purchases.

If you are interested in learning more about the opportunity please visit my store page – JewelryinCandles.com/SheScribes.

HURRY! The FREE sign ups end tomorrow (June 13th). If you know anyone who is looking to start a home business, or who simply loves candles and tarts, please share my link with them as well.

If you sign up let me know. :-) Maybe we can help each other to become successful.

If you know of any other home business that has free or low cost start up kits, free e-commerce sites and/or a business you have had a huge success with I would love to learn more about it. Feel free to share your thoughts/links in the comments section.



*I was not compensated for this post. I am simply sharing a FREE opportunity. 

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Find a treasure inside Diamond Candles


Watermelon Diamond Candle

I have mentioned several times in the past how I love scents. I am a huge fan of candles, air fresheners, plug-ins… anything that will make my home smell fresh, clean and inviting. With five cats, a dog and two teenagers having a clean smelling home is a must. Don’t get me wrong – I DO clean. As much as I hate cleaning I do clean and I’m very nit-picky about how I clean too – I scrub and dust everything.

I love scents. Scents can really affect your mood. I like to mix things up almost daily by using a different scent around my home.

I LOVE using holiday and seasonal scents. In the fall I like scents that remind me of the harvest (apples, pumpkin…) and around Christmas I love the scent of a freshly cut tree and spices.

Candles are a great way to add scent to any room.

Over the years I have purchased a lot of candles – some of which were a total waste of money because the scent was only on the unlit candle. Other candles have filled the room with fragrance – even carrying over to other rooms. Those are the candles that I love to use.

I recently had the opportunity to try out a candle from Diamond Candles. They get their name because of the treasures you’ll find inside – a diamond ring!

Diamond Candles are made out of 100% soy which means the burn cleaner than traditional wax. They are made with locally grown soy beans from the U.S.

Inside you’ll find a ring valued at either $10, $100, $1,000 or $5,000. Sadly you don’t get a choice of the ring size but that was OK with me. I figured whatever ring I found inside my candle I would give to my teenage daughter (unless it was a $1,000 or $5,000 ring – then it would be mine and I’d get it resized). The ring is a RINGREVEAL™ ring.

Diamond Candle

I received one of the candles to review. I received a candle scented like a cupcake. It really did smell like a cupcake! You could really smell the vanilla. In fact when my kids got home from school one day they thought I was baking something. What they were smelling was the candle I had lit on the kitchen counter.

I can even smell the candle in the next room! Any candle that I can smell in more than one room is a candle I want to use all the time. That is the sign of a great candle.

I couldn’t wait to find the ring. I burned the candle a lot for a few days until I finally saw a piece of aluminum foil peaking out from until the soy wax. It was the ring!

I used a pair of chopsticks to pill it out of the wax. I couldn’t wait another day to see what the ring looked like.

The ring was wrapped in baggie surrounded by foil to protect it.

This is the ring that was inside. Please excuse the photo (it was taken with my cellphone). The ring is nicer in person.

Diamond Candle Ring

My daughter loves the ring and has been wearing it just about every day. I’m not sure of the size but I would think a 7 or 8. My daughter wears it on her middle finger.

Diamond Candles are also available without rings inside. They are referred to as Classic Candles. You can even purchase bundles which include one ring candle and one classic candle.

Diamond Candles are available in a nice variety of scents including;

  • Watermelon Wedge
  • Pomegranate Lemonade
  • Strawberry Bliss
  • Island Getaway
  • Peachy Mango

All of these scents would be ideal for the summer months.

New scents are always being added too. Coming this summer are Berry Cooler, Paradise Punch and Lychee Fruit Burst.

They also have food scents and special candles for special occasions.

The classic candles are 12 ounces and sell for $19.95 and the candles with the rings are a generous 24 ounce size and sell for $24.95.

These would make a great gift – especially a hostess gift. The summer time scents would be great to burn at your next backyard barbecue or family gathering.

For more information about Diamond Candles visit www.DiamondCandles.com. You can also find them on the various social network sites (Facebook, Twitter…). The links are found on the bottom of their website pages.

Have you tried Diamond Candles before? If so, what do you think about them? Did you like the scents?

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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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Vrai & Oro Exclusive Mother’s Day Jewelry



If you follow me on Instagram (SheScribes) you might have noticed a photo I posted the other day of a lovely bracelet featuring two connected silver circles and a petite silver chain. The bracelet is from Vrai & Oro.

Vrai & Oro offers fine, quality jewelry. They do not focus on retail markups (which can be as much as 8-10 times the cost of the product). Instead the brand would rather focus on offering consumers simple, delicate and affordable pieces.

For Mother’s Day Vrai & Oro designed a lovely Mother’s Day piece (pictured above – please disregard my wrinkly skin). The silver bracelet (the one I own) sells for only $50. They offer the same design in gold (higher priced).

This beautiful bracelet is made with a the two connected circles which symbolizes the unbreakable bond between mother and child. It also symbolizes balance and unity.

What I love about this piece is it’s delicate. It’s not big, bold or technicolor. You don’t have to worry about the piece not matching with what you are wearing because it clashes with the color of your outfit or the style. This piece would go with anything you wear – from casual to business. You could even adorn this piece on you wrist on a night on the town with your loved one or friends. It’s the perfect day-to-evening piece too. You could even wear this to simply run errands around town.

Mother's Day

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There is even a little charm near the clasp that you can have engraved with your mom’s initial.

The bracelet is available in different sizes to fit your wrist perfectly.

I took pictures of the packaging and for the life of me I can’t find them. The bracelet comes in a box wrapped in a ribbon and it rests on a plush “pillow” to keep it from getting tangled. Just for Mother’s Day the piece also comes with a lovely Mother’s Day card.

You can present the gift “as is”. There is no need to wrap it.

Vrai & Oro include a tarnishing cloth with the purchase of this piece. It’s made to withstand every day wear but it is silver and all silver tends to tarnish over time. The cloth will help you to keep the piece from tarnishing and always looking great. 

Currently Vrai & Oro is offering FREE standard shipping through Mother’s Day. Since Mother’s Day is not that far off I would recommend ordering this bracelet soon to take advantage of the free shipping and ensure that it’s delivered by Mother’s Day.

To learn more about this delightful Mother’s Day bracelet visit the product page - http://vraiandoro.com/pages/mothers-day.

To see other jewelry available at Vrai & Oro visit VraiandOro.com. They can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest (links are found on their website).

What do you think about this sweet piece of jewelry? Would you love to give this to your mom or receive it as a gift for yourself?

Vrai & Oro Mother's Day


*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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Win a beautiful necklace inspired by DisneyNature Bears (retail value $218). Ends 4/18/14


Photo Credit: DisneyNature

Photo Credit: DisneyNature

Opening on Friday, April 18, 2014 is the latest film from DisneyNature called Bears. Bears is the story of a young mother bear, Sky, and her two adorable cubs, Amber and Scout. I had the opportunity to screen the movie a few weeks ago (look for my review this Friday) as well as take a trip to the L.A. Zoo where I had the opportunity to see a real bear.

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure Bears showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs, Amber and Scout, are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bear family emerges from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf. Bears captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska!  Directed by Alastair Fothergill (Earth, African Cats and Chimpanzee) and Keith Scholey (African Cats), and narrated by John C. Reilly, Bears arrives in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day!

With all DisneyNature films a donation is made to help a worthwhile cause. If you see the film, Bears, during opening week (April 18 – 24, 2014), DisneyNature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fun, will make a donation to the National Park Foundation to help protect our national parks and the wildlife that calls them home. That means bears like Sky, Amber and Scout will be protected.

In honor of the film’s release, jewelry designer Alex Woo designed a beautiful necklace featuring Sky, Amber and Scout.

“As a mother myself, I instantly bonded with the theme and story of Disneynature’s new film Bears. I was really touched by the universal symbolism and significance of the relationship between mother and child. And in an effort to help preserve our national parks, I designed a special pendant that captures the true beauty and essence of American wildlife. The mother bear Sky watches over her twin cubs Amber and Scout while they look up to her for a shield and protection from the dangers of the wild,” says Alex.

Alex Woo has teamed up with DisneyNature films. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of this stunning necklace (20%) will be donated to the National Parks Foundation.

Alex Woo DisneyNature Bears necklace

The pendant is available in Sterling Silver and 14K Gold.

“All mothers share a common bond of wanting to protect and nurture their child as best they can. So that was the story I wanted to tell through my design, said Alex. The final element that I wanted to incorporate was the three snow-capped mountains at Katmai National Park that represent a different goal that Disneynature and the National Park Foundation hope to achieve: wildlife protection, habitat restoration, and conservation research. What is exciting about the National Park Foundation is that they are the gateway to everyone’s lives in experiencing nature; its goal is to connect people to the parks, protect them, and inspire people to learn more about them. I hope that you like it as much as I enjoyed designing it!”

To make a purchase or to learn more about Alex Woo’s designs, visit www.AlexWoo.com. The necklace is available both on the website and at fine specialty stores.

To learn more about the wonderful work that the Nation Parks Foundation does please visit www.NationalParks.org.

For more information about DisneyNature Bears visit the official Facebook page. You can also follow DisneyNature on Twitter.

Alex Woo and DisneyNature has generously donated one of the beautiful silver Bears necklaces ($218 value) for a lucky reader. 

To enter please use the Rafflecopter widget (below).

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*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers.

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Beautiful Personalized Necklaces from JC Jewelry Design (Giveaway ends 3/2/14)



I don’t owe a lot of jewelry. I used to but over the years I have given some of it away or tossed out the junky stuff.

When I was younger I wouldn’t leave the house without earrings, bracelets, necklace and/or rings. I always felt like jewelry was the finishing touch to any look.

These days I am a busy mom. I’m lucky if I wear make up or do my hair let along wear jewelry. I do have a few signature pieces that I wear often and a few fancy pieces that I wear to events. For the most part I just wear a simple necklace to finish off an outfit.

The pieces that I do wear all have meaning to me. For example, I have a ring that belonged to my mom that I wear on my pinky sometimes (it’s too small for my ring finger). I also have a bracelet that I gave to my mom for Christmas one year. When she passed away I got it back because I loved that bracelet and I was so happy to be able to give it to my mom.

I love to wear “mom” jewelry – jewelry that has my children’s names, birthdates and/or birthstones on it. I even include my husband whenever possible because I love him just as much as my children.

I love to wear “mom” jewelry because I feel like I carry a little bit of my husband and kids around with me when I am wearing it. It’s like a special connection between me and my family.

JC Jewlery Design Necklaces

I recently received a beautiful necklace to review from JC Jewelry Design. I was sent to review a lovely necklace with a hand stamped charm that reads “love you to the moon and back”. It’s pictured at the top of this post.

According to the JC Jewelry Design website;

This necklace has the popular quote, ‘love you to the moon & back’, hand stamped on a round sterling silver (5/8 inch) pendant. A solid 925 sterling silver heart charm is also added to it. The round pendant is brushed and polished for a natural and organic look.

Also included with the charm is a beautiful heart shaped charm. The heart is see through so if it finds it’s way in front of the stamped charm you can still read what the charm says.

If you would like to personalize the necklace you can add Swarovski Crystal Pearl and/or Swarovski crystal birthstones. You can add one for each of your children (or grandchildren) or even the birthstone of your significant other. Or you can simple add them to add a little color to the necklace.

to the moon and back necklace

My necklace as three birthstones – Diamond (April), Emerald (May) and Sapphire (September). Each one represents the birthstone of my children and my husband. JC Jewelry Design has birthstone charms for every month.

I like that there are a variety of chain lengths available. I have a thick neck so I need at least an 18″ (I prefer 20″). You can also get 16″ or 14″ (ideal for children).

This is a lovely necklace. It’s not too bold or outlandish. It’s the perfect piece of jewelry to wear while running errands, working, or even on a night out on the town.

JC Jewelry Design carries other lovely pieces of jewelry including pieces in gold. They even have gifts for men. I personally like the hand stamped personalized money clip. My husband uses a wallet, but my father uses a money clip. That would make a great Father’s Day gift for him.

JC Design

The personalized hand stamped guitar picks would also make a great gift.

I LOVE the Peas in a Pod jewelry. They are so cute!

For more information or to check out the beautiful jewelry available visit www.JCJewelryDesign.com. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

JC Jewelry Design has generously offered to give TWO (2) lucky readers a beautiful “love you to the moon and back” hand stamped necklace (ONE necklace per winner). Thank you JC Jewelry Design!

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on March 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners 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 why you would like to win this beautiful necklace and if it will be for you or a gift for someone special?

For extra entries you an use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’ 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. JC Jewelry Design will be providing the prizes.

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