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Friday, October 23, 2015

My Reminder to Remember My Blessings

I cried my way through a blog post today. I don't mean my eyes got misty. I mean real tears, rolling down my face to the point I had to stop to wipe my eyes before I could continue. I don't know why. Well I kind of do.. it was a bit of a sentimental morning. I had already seen something that got me weepy and then this story caught my eye. It was a brief update from Rory Feek about his wife Joey. I wasn't aware of their situation, but there was a link to his latest blog post, so I clicked over....

Within a few sentences the tears were rolling. I don't know these people. I don't listen to their music. Not because I don't like it, but simply because I hadn't heard of them. Until now. Maybe you know of them. Maybe you're a huge fan. Maybe not. I only know what I read today: that while pregnant with their daughter, they discovered Joey had cancer. She waited to start treatments so her daughter could live and be born healthy. It appears that as Joey started treatment, things looked promising and she felt good. But a day or so ago at a doctor appointment, they were told that despite the treatments, the cancer was growing. Fast. Apprently her body has stopped responding to the treatments. She decided to stop treatments and spend whatever time she has with her family. 

I was reminded today how utterly blessed I am. I'm like most people. I have some issues. But reading that post..... I just felt so deeply for these people and what they are going through. The immense decisions they have had to make recently and will have to make in the coming days and weeks. The tremendous bravery. I can not even imagine being in their shoes. It's the kind of thing you would never wish for anyone to face. I'm not particularly religious, but I found myself whispering a prayer for these people.  

All day since reading the post, my thoughts have drifted back over the years I have have had with my husband, the trials and triumphs we had together until finally, after 10 years of marriage we were able to have our son. I have been so blessed in so many ways it is mindblowing. I am so thankful! 

I can't imagine the nightmare situation the Feeks are facing every minute. They seem to be facing it with much more bravery and grace than I think I would. I think most people HOPE they can be stoic and brave in the face of crisis. I'm just not absolutely sure I could. I hope I would, but I can't say that I would with any degree of certainty. 

I hope that by some miracle, Joey gets well. I hope she get the miraculous happy ending that allows her to be here to hold that baby, watch her grow... right now the one thing I am certain of, is that reading about what they are facing, has made me stop to be grateful for the irreplaceble blessings I have in my life. I need to remember that every single day. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Live Infinitely Infuser Water Bottle Giveaway

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I previously reviewed the Infuser Water Bottle from Live Infinitely and it remains one of my absolute favorites. The bottom mounting infuser tube is quite innovative. It ensures the fruit remains submerged as you drink your beverage instead of being suspended above the liquid before you have drunk half of it. You can visit my full review of the Live Infinitely Infuser Bottle

I have teamed with Live Infinitely for a giveaway of one of these fantastic Infuser Bottles! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. The Giveaway starts 10/20/15 at 12:00 AM (midnight) and ends on 11/04/15 at 12:00 AM (midnight). Open resident 18 years and older in the contenental US. There is only one mandatory entry that opens up additional entries. Besides the first one, all other entries are optional, but increase your chances of winning. Be sure to leave the proper information in the entries and make sure your shares are public.  Enteries will be verified and if they can not be verified, they will be discarded and another winner will be chosen. The winner will be given codes to purchase the infuser bottle and cover shipping. 

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Disclosure: The Happy Clown With A Frown is not responsible for prize shipment or delivery. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media sites. I previously received the items mentioned above for the purpose of review. The opinions expressed are 100% my own based on my usage of the product. You opinion and experience may differ. This post may contain affiliate links which simply means if you click these links and decide to purchase, I may make a small commission. This is at no cost to you, but it can help me a little and I thank you!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Protect Your Ears! FSL Gunblock Ear Defenders

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I received the FSL Gunblock Ear Protectors to review and I am pleased with these. My guys like to target shoot and have gone hunting a few times. They had tried a few different earmuffs and ear plugs when shooting, but I was still worried that they weren't getting enough protection.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Get Infused With Goodness With The Arssen Glass Infusion Water Bottle

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You know water is healthy, but sometimes it is just so... boring! At one time, it would have never occurred to me to put any kind of food into my water. I initially used some of the little bottles of "squirt" flavors. Until I learned about artificial sweeteners. Infuser bottles to the rescue!
I received the Arssen Infuser Water Bottle to review. It's the first glass bottle I have tried and it initially made me nervous... it's GLASS and I'm not the most graceful person! It is a cool water bottle! 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

eLuxury Gift Card Giveaway - 3 Winners

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Who is eLuxurySupply?
From the Garage to Global eCommerce in 5 years!

In 5 years this veteran owned company went from a man in a garage to a Global eCommerce Company, dedicated to customer service, going above & beyond to keep their customers not only satisfied, but coming back!


As a customer myself, I can say I love the products from eLuxury. We have a few pieces of furniture and sets of towels that we use everyday and the quality speaks volumes about eLuxury. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

I'm Walkin' On Smooth Feet! Thanks To The Rechargeable Callus Remover

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I've never liked wearing shoes for very long. I prefer to be in cozy clothes and no shoes. Or socks. I love walking outside in the grass, my bare feet squishy into the soft green blades, feeling connected to our home. 
I received the Naturalico Rechargeable Callus Remover to review and it does a great job!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Neon Green #JGOB Applicator Makeup Sponge Giveaway

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Anyone that wears makeup knows that blending is key to a smooth, even look. A good sponge helps eliminate streaking while also allowing you to get into the hard to reach areas. I received one of this Blending Sponges from JGOB to review and they are allowing me to give one away to one of you!