Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Woodland Belle Review & Giveaway

Most of my pagan and Wiccan friends love art that is inspired by nature. The leaves of a tree, the petals of a flower, the antlers of a deer. Anyone who practices any earth based religion knows the power that these things can hold and they know how to harness it.  I always love to find jewelry and accessories that capture the beauty of nature and make them into something wearable. At Woodland Belle, they have created a line that will make you feel like a tree nymph in an enchanted forest.

For my review, I picked out the Antique Pewter Stag Antler Hair Pins from the Branch Collection. I wish I had them back in May for Beltane because they are the perfect May Day accessory.  Antlers are always used to represent the Horned God during this magic filled day. And these hair pins would be the perfect way to hold your flower wreaths firmly in place. I love the simple but delicate style of the hair pins. They are made from sturdy plastic and painted to look like pewter and will not bend or break easily. I have very fine hair and most pins won't stay in very well, but these worked perfectly. They are the perfect way to add a touch of nature to your wardrobe every day.

In addition to the hair pins, Woodland Belle also offers a wide range of beautiful necklaces, rings, earrings and more. Find pieces in bronze, sterling silver, and pewter, many of which have a vintage look. All of them are are inspired by nature and elegant in their simplicity. They are perfect for a casual evening or a night filled with elegance. If you are thinking about making a purchase, now would be the perfect time. New Age Mama and Author Laura DeLuca readers are being offered an exclusive discount. Just enter the code NA20 at checkout to get  20% off your order. This offer is valid through 7/13/11.

One very lucky winner is going to receive a beautiful pair of Tiny Twig hair pins which are the perfect way to enhance any magical attire. To enter, just visit Woodland Belle and tell me another item you love. For additional entries you can do any of the following but you must complete the initial entry first. Be sure to leave one comment for each entry you complete.

1) Subscribe to the Woodland Belle2) Subscribe to this blog via email
3) Become my fan on face book
4) Follow me on twitter (once per day)
5) Tweet this giveaway including @authorldeluca (daily)
6) Post or share this giveaway on face book, sweepstakes sites, Mr. Linky, etc (1 entry each)
7) Blog about this giveaway including a link to this blog and Woodland Belle (5 entries-leave 5 comments)
8) Grab my button and tell me where I can find it
9)Check out the trailer for Destiny and leave a comment on you tube

This giveaway will end on 7/18/11 at 12pm. Giveaway is open to the US only. Winner will be selected randomly from all comments received using a random number generator.  Only one set of entries per person/household or IP address is allowed.  Thanks again to Woodland Belle for offering this terrific prize.

***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a sample of the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way. ***

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Destiny Review at Once Upon a Twilight

My book Destiny has been reviewed by Ana at Once Upon a Twilight. This is a great blog with lots of wonderful reviews. If you are fan of fantasy and young adult fiction, its a great blog to follow. I am so excited that they enjoyed my book enough to write such a glowing review.  Check it out and see what Ana had to say and then head over to Amazon and get yourself a copy of Destiny!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Spoonk Space Acupuncture Mat Review

Acupuncture is something I have wanted to try for years. But there is no one within driving distance of my house that offers it and I never thought it would be something I could do on my own at home. Until I discovered the Spoonk Space Mat! This revolutionary device is more that it seems. It is covered with hundreds of plastic flower shaped discs. When you lay on it, you are hitting thousands pressure points in your body. Just a few minutes with your Spoonk Mat can relieve stress, release tension in your body, and revitalize your soul.

I will admit that when I first unraveled my Spoonk Space Mat I was a little intimidated. The white flowers were pointy to the touch and I was sure it was going to hurt.  But I swallowed my fears and stretched it out on the floor. I even took out a blanket thinking I might need the added protection the first time.  I was amazed when I laid down on it and it felt WONDERFUL! I spent ten minutes each of my back and my stomach. It was the most relaxing, tension free experience I had since my baby was  born. I could feel the points of the flowers touching my skin, but it was soothing, and not at all painful. And when I was done I felt more energized than I have in months.

My husband also tried out my mat, and now he wants to steal it! He has a bad back which bothers him a lot, especially this time of year when he is working 17 hours a day.  He has used the Spoonk Mat every night since it arrived, and he has noticed a marked improvement. We also used the mat on him during a Reiki session, which I do for him regularly, and he said it was a powerful combination. Throw in a little aromatherapy and some soothing music and you have a full sensory sensation that is truly amazing.

The mat is available in six colors including Pagoda Blue, Magenta Sunset, Terra Brown, Sea Grass Green, Midnight Blue, and Saffron Red and is made from 100% certified organic hemp.   They are a wonderful tool for mediation and can help your subconscious break free so you can get in touch with your inner self.   The Spoonk Space Mat is everything you need for both physical health and spiritual awareness. It brings clarity and focus into an otherwise hectic world, even if its just for a few minutes. If you would like to learn more about the Spoonk Mat and all its benefits, visit the  their website. You can also follow them on  twitter or become their fan on face book. Get hooked on acupressure today! I know I did!

***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a sample of the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way. ***

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tri D'zigns Ying Yang Wall Hanging Winner

The winner of the Tri D'zigns Giveaway is #149

rimaguy said... 149
I followed on twitter, left a comment on the video, and liked both facebook pages. Im following as rimaguy. and commented as soccerguy10293847566t

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fantasy Clay Winner

The winner of the Fantasy Clay Giveaway is #48

Magaly Guerrero said... 48
I blogged about the giveaway: