Ripleys Believe It or Not in Orlando


A couple weeks ago my boy friend and I headed to Ripleys Believe It or Not on International Drive in Orlando to check out the world’s most expensive dress (see my original post here) along with some of the other exhibits.  It had been about 20 years since I had been so I was looking forward to seeing all the new stuff.


Some of the cool exhibits in the odditorium included a wall size light bright that you could play with, lots of mind bender/brain teasers, real shrunken heads (and a video showing how it was done), an authentic vampire killing kit, and more.  I really enjoyed all the artwork made from unique things such as dryer lint, cut up tires, playing cards, candy, etc.  My favorite room was completely mind blowing.  When you rolled a ball across a pool table, it went up hill.

Once we got to the room with the Marilyn Monroe dress in it, I tried to get a picture to show all of you but the lighting in the glass case made it next to impossible so I guess you will need to go see it for yourself.  It is definitely amazing to see it.  But you will need to HURRY because it will be leaving very soon.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2018


Looking for some great ideas to get your loved one this Valentine’s Day?

Check out these awesome ideas below….


Give your partner the gift of organic pleasure this Valentine’s Day. Good Clean Love’s personal lubricants, love oils, and fragrances are made with all natural ingredients. While other intimate products contain heavily concentrated petrochemical ingredients that disrupt the natural salt balance and immune protection in vaginal area and have proven harmful to skin. Good Clean Love offers natural products as a perfect gift for your Valentine!



The Polk BOOM BIT is a tiny Bluetooth wearable speaker ideal for the fitness or adventure enthusiast in your life. Just charge it up, connect to your phone via Bluetooth and press play for just the right amount of music to keep you jamming without drowning out surrounding noise. The speaker’s tiny size and super strong steel spring clip makes it easy to attach to any shirt, backpack or helmet strap to keep the music close to your body.



The Polk BOOM Swimmer Duo is the perfect ultra-rugged Bluetooth speaker for kayaking, hiking, camping, skiing, and fishing adventures. Its unique tail can be looped or hung from any object including your belt loop, ski pole, paddle, backpack, etc. keeping it securely in place no matter how intense the activity. It is also waterproof, dirtproof and shockproof so you don't have to worry if you drop it in the mud or water.



EZVIZ Mini 360 Plus pan-and-tilt indoor camera features a 92-degree field of view, and 360-degree capability that lets homeowners view the entire room. The camera offers night vision range of up to 33 feet when it’s dark, and it also includes two-way audio.



K-Y Yours+Mine is the perfect addition to heat things up this Valentine’s Day (and night). With a unique sensation for both him and her – and a thrilling sensation when the two come together – K-Y Yours+Mine is sure to spark some chemistry! What better way to celebrate than with a gift you can both enjoy.



Macadamia Professional hair care is a great way to show her you love her. These oil-infused stylers offer control for all global hair textures. With products such as Tousled Texture Finishing Spray, Flex Hold Shaping Hairspray, Foaming Root Boosting Spray, Foaming Volumizer and Nourishing Moisture Leave-In Protein Treatment, she will definitely be excited to style her hair. T



Superfoods Chocolate Pack with Chia, Quinoa, Golden Berries & Banana: These unique chocolates are made with premium organic cocoa beans grown in the tropical lowlands of Ecuador, the most biodiverse country on earth. Ecuadorian cocoa has long been recognized as the world’s finest beans. Its ‘Arriba’ variety brings an unequalled depth in aroma and flavor.



Relaxing Massage Oil from Maple Holistics is a great gift for that special somebody this Valentine's Day. By blending several all-natural essential oils and antioxidant-rich ingredients, their relaxing massage oil will melt your stress away. Besides for its detoxing effects, the Maple massage oil crushes joint and muscle pain at the source, leaving your skin looking and feeling amazing. As an added plus, it smells great and is 100% cruelty, silicon and paraben-free.


ColorProof ClearItUp Detox Shampoo is a 100% vegan detoxifier for color treated hair. It includes baking soda and Vitamins C and E for a gentle cleanse while it deodorizes hair and removes dulling build-up, without stripping color.

ColorProof PureRelease Instant Detangle instantly detangles, repairs, nourishes and reduces breakage. This 100% vegan, leave-in spray keeps hair manageable and tangle-free while breakthrough technology extends the life of your color and protects hair from heat damage.



Melitta Signature Series Pour-Over: For the first time, Melitta is offering a pour-over made out of Tritan™ material, making it shatter resistant. Perfect for travelers and people on-the-go, as well as those that are not to be trusted with breakable items.



Axe Gold is the latest product collection from AXE and is designed to help guys stay fresher under pressure in pivotal moments. Featuring three new lines, Gold, Gold Fresh and Gold Original, it offers a range of benefits like 48-hour odor & wetness protection, and technology to prevent white marks and yellow stains on clothing allowing guys to keep their style fresh and confidence on point.



Can’t forget about your furry best friends! Show your pup some love with the “Free Love” collar from, MuttNation Fueled by Miranda Lamber, that will keep them comfortable and stylish. Every helps fund the rescue and adoption programs of MuttNation Foundation.


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Create smooth styles with the Revlon Essentials Straight and Smooth Paddle Brush. Great for loosing up curls as well. With rubberized finish to provide you with a firm grip when styling.


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Revlon Smooth Brilliance Flat Iron is the latest addition to the Revlon Perfect Heat straightener collection and is truly the best in its class. Designed with extra-long plates for more styling surface, as well as a 1” smooth floating plate for superior hair contact, hair is styled faster, for long-lasting, straighter styles. Quickly glide your way to frizz-control, smooth, and shiny styles.


LASHFOOD Conditioning Chamomile Eye Makeup Remover conditions and soothes while instantly removing eye makeup. Activates when shaken to instantly remove even the toughest makeup formulas. Infused with soothing chamomile extracts and nourishing peptides, its gentle yet effective formula will leave skin feeling soft and lashes silky.


Fernberry Moisturizing Mousse Daily Body Scrub contains ultra-fine sea salt crystals that remove dead skin cells and cleanse your pores, leaving skin feeling super smooth and revitalized. Made with free-radical-busting Japanese Yuzu and Blueberry, it is specially formulated for everyday use.


Fernberry Replenishing Smoothie Conditioning Foot Cream is a light, velvety blend that will leave your heels hydrated, and the rest of your feet feeling utterly pampered. Japanese Tsubaki oil, Rice Bran oil and Shea Butter deliver just the perfect amount of moisture to keep your feet silky soft.


Fernberry Petals & Cream hand cream is enriched with Japanese Yuzu, Ume, Sakura and Tsubaki oil, so your hands look younger and feel as soft as a petal. Fast-absorbing, and packed with vitamins and antioxidants, the natural Japanese ingredients of this luxurious lotion work to smooth and brighten your skin tone, improve elasticity, soften cuticles, and restore vitality to your nails.



Fernberry Mochi Lips is made from a luscious blend of Japanese Yuzu, Tsubaki Flower, Sweet Almond and Sunflower Seed Oils, Mochi Lips instantly softens and conditions dry lips to make them plump, soft and supple.


Myths surround how Ecuador’s roses became so beautiful. Some believe its location on the equator makes roses grow perfectly straight, but more likely the year round natural light helps with that. Choose from 9 different colors of roses to be shipped to your loved one.



Hoja Verde also creates special preserved roses. For our loved ones without a green thumb, preserved roses are perfect. They can last over 6 months with watering through a process using natural materials.



Surprise her with a sexy pair of panties from MadiApparel. My favorite is The Diana... Ultra cheeky bottom with a floral wide lace band. Plus when you buy any Madi product they donate a pair of panties.



Dull rainy days just became that much brighter with ShedRain’s WindPro® Flatwear™ Fashion Print Auto Open & Close Compact Vented Wind Umbrella. Innovative technologies provide the ultimate in wind resistance: a vented Teflon® coated double canopy and fiberglass ribs with the ease of a push button auto open. Close operation.


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Winner of the Aera Smart 2.0 Holiday Diffuser Set Giveaway


The winner of the Aera Smart 2.0 Holiday Diffuser Set is….

Author: Maryann D. (twinkle@….)
Comment: I do like that Aera diffuses micro-fine fragrance droplets to perfectly scent large areas

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Swago: Holiday Shopping Edition Is Back!


The holidays are here and the online rewards site Swagbucks has a smart and fun way for you to earn and save while you spend.

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It’s a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you’ve never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.

Click here to get started!

Here’s what you need to know to get your 300 SB ($3) Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern):

Shop Swago will begin on Monday, December 18th at 9am PT/12pm ET, make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.
Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value – up to 300 SB – enough for your first $3 gift card.
Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
The game ends Friday, December 22nd at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus.

Also, if you sign up through me this month, you’ll get a $10 rebate when you make your first purchase via Swagbucks Shopping! You can activate it in the “Swag Ups” area of “My Account”

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Kellogg’s Holiday Spin to Win


Spin the wheel once a day and win free KFR bonus points!* You could win 50, 100, 500, 7,500 or 10,000 points. Plus, one player a day will win 100,000 points!

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See the World’s Most Expensive Dress at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!


For a limited time, you can see the iconic dress Marilyn Monroe wore when she famously sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy on May 19, 1962, for his 45th birthday gala at Madison Square Garden. The dress will be on display for a limited engagement at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! on International Drive in Orlando, Florida.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! set a new Guinness World Record for the most expensive dress sold at auction when they acquired the dress from Julien’s Auctions for a staggering $4.8 million. Add in auction fees, and the dress cost over $5 million, making it the most expensive dress in the world.

With the dress, other items from Kennedy’s birthday gala will be on display, along with other Marilyn memorabilia.

The dress will be on display for a limited engagement, leaving after the new year.

Also, guests will have the opportunity to meet and greet a Marilyn Monroe look-alike on December 16 and December 30. The meet and greet is included in general admission (so there’s not a special fee for this event). Guests can have pictures taken with the impersonator. It’s all happening at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! @ 8201 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819

Meet and Greet Days/Times:

  • December 16: 12pm – 4pm
  • December 30: 11am – 4pm
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Huge Cash Back Deals During SWAGBUCKS Green Money


You can earn money while saving it during Green Monday! The Cashback Shopping site Swagbucks is offering big cash back – 2x or more – at a number of different stores today only. They’re also offering big payouts on a varieties of different deals and offers from companies that would make great gift ideas. Get great deals without waiting in lines or even leaving your home!

If you’re not familiar with Swagbucks, they offer cash back in the form of points when you shop. Then you can turn those points into gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, or PayPal cash. You can also earn points for discovering deals, watching videos, answering surveys and more!

Click here to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you’re all set!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before January 1st! This site’s a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

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Critter Christmas Safari at Safari Wilderness in Lakeland, Florida


Celebrate the holidays in the ‘wildest’ way imaginable at Safari Wilderness

Join us this holiday season at Safari Wilderness in Lakeland, Florida, for our Critter Christmas Safari. Special holiday safaris depart on the hour, every hour, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are available on location. Unlike our traditional safaris, advance reservations are not required.


  • Dec. 17 from 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Dec. 18 from 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Dec. 19 from 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Dec. 20 from 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Dec. 21 from 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Dec. 22 from 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Dec. 23 from 1 pm – 5 pm

* Gates open at 12:30 pm

Critter Christmas Safaris include:

  • A 45-minute customized vehicle safari, led by one of our knowledgeable tour guides.
  • A guided walking tour of our small mammal house, free-flight aviary, and petting zoo barn. Get up close and personal with some of our smaller species!
  • 1 poinsettia for each visitor.
  • Our staff will be bringing out some of our smaller animals (coatimundi, ferrets, dwarf caimans, etc.) for educational demonstrations. This is a very special treat that doesn’t happen on our standard safaris!
  • For an additional fee, we will also be facilitating opportunities to feed our lemurs, as well as some of the animals you might expect to see in a nativity scene (camels, goats, pigs, horses, etc.).


  • Admission for 1: $39
  • Admission for 2: $75
  • Admission for 4: $145

Our popular lemur feedings will also be available for purchase upon arrival.

About Safari Wilderness: Located halfway between Tampa and Orlando in a 260-acre wilderness area, Safari Wilderness offers an intimate, up-close encounter with herds of free-roaming animals in a breathtaking natural setting that rivals the African savanna. Safari Wilderness is not a zoo or theme park. There are no crowds or lines – just your small group of adventurers and an experienced guide driving a custom safari vehicle, fitted with a shade canopy.

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Aera Smart 2.0 Holiday Diffuser Set Giveaway


Prolitec, makers of the first IoT smart home fragrance device – Aera – has announced 2.0 upgrades and additions to their product line for Holiday 2017, along with special pricing. Unlike typical home fragrance products (sprays, candles, plug-ins, gels), Aera diffuses micro-fine fragrance droplets to perfectly scent large areas, and is controllable/programmable via a smart phone app, as well as by Alexa.

The new Holiday 2017 products include:

  • Aera Smart 2.0 Holiday Diffuser Set – including the next-generation device (small software bugs fixed, fragrance capsules are easier to load, scent settings are more precise, and operation is now “whisper quiet”) and choice of one of three special Holiday fragrances — Glow, Snowfall, or Celebrations. Price is normally $199, but is available now for $179.
  • Aera Smart 2.0 Diffuser Set – includes the new Aera device, and six trial-sized fragrance capsules. $149 (normally $189).
  • Aera Touch Diffuser Set – Just introduced, this is designed for consumers who don’t require IoT/Wifi control, and is operated manually. This set includes 3 trial-sized capsules and is available for $99, repesenting a lower cost-of- entry to the superior Aera home fragrance system.

In addition, Prolitec is offering more fragrance package options (regular capsules contain 25ml of fragrance and last approximately 2 months with average usage, and sample sizes contain 5 ml):

  • Holiday Fragrance Trio – All 3 Holiday fragrances for only $119 (normally $49 each)
  • Fragrance Sample Sets – Customers can purchase 3 samples ($59) or 6 samples ($89)

All products are available at Aera’s site –


And now for the giveaway….

One readers is going to win an Aera Smart 2.0 Holiday Diffuser Set.

To enter, leave a comment stating what Aera feature you like the best.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 12/13 at 5 pm EST

Disclosure: I was given the products featured in this post. However, all opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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