Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hurricane Sandy


(picture found on Swagbucks search)

Last year Hurricane Irene was projected to hit South Jersey full force.  I live on one of the barrier islands in South Jersey.  I was totally freaked.  I took my daughter, our 3 dogs and cat and fled as soon as I heard that  our island was under a mandatory evacuation.  I went out to central Pennsylvania to a friend's home who was willing to take us in.  I was glued to the weather channel.  I was worried about my home, worried about my friends and neighbors who didn't leave, worried about my island.  I was up all night watching the weather channel the night Irene was predicted to hit my home.  To everyone's surprise, at the very last minute almost, Irene decided to take a sharp northern swing and the force missed us completely.  Don't get me wrong, my island definitely felt the impact of her.  We had sever flooding, flooding like our island has never seen before.
I don't really know how to explain how large our beach is, I am not sure if you can get the real idea from this picture, but I can tell you that in some places there is a tram that takes people from the boardwalk to the water's edge. (Picture found on swagbucks search)

Why do I tell you this, well Irene decided that the ocean should be under our boardwalk.  Most of the island was under water as well.  This picture shows a street half a block from my house.

So you see, that even though we were not hit directly we still had a lot to deal with.  Two days later, you won't even know there was a storm,  (I don't know who took this picture, I am sorry)


Now this year, Hurricane Sandy.  Our island is again under mandatory evacuation.  Please understand that the locals here regard that as 'strongly suggested'.  Are we leaving this time? Will this be another Irene? Will we be hit with all Sandy's might?

We have no choice this time but to stay.  The economy has decided this for us, no money, no car.  You hear all over the news, prepare, prepare, prepare.  Really though, how do you prepare to be in the middle of sustained winds of 80MPH, a deluge of rain, and flooding where no land is visable?  


Well, I am in the process of putting all my outside furniture, trash cans, etc in my shed or in the house.  
I am filling my tub with water (to flush if that is an issue)
Taped windows
Have our birth certificates, passports, ss cards, insurance cards in waterproof container at the ready.
I am filling every juice container that I have with drinking water (suggested is 1 gallon per person per day)
I am filling storage containers with water and filling my freezer to its fullest, packing it as tight as I can.
I bought tons of batteries for my radio (Shop-Rite had them on sale this week too, YAY)
I have a hand crank flashlight that has a usb cell phone charger.
Flashlights all on hand with lots of batteries for them.
Candles, Candles, Candles ~~ lighters, matches, lighters!
plenty of pet food (this year we have 2 dogs, a cat and a kitten)
Food for my daughter and myself. Peanut butter and jelly, canned spaghetti, canned chicken, tuna, bread, juice mix, snacks, crackers
games, cards and books at the ready
I am thinking of taking my photos off the walls too.  I am not sure about that though.


Of course I have no idea yet.  I am praying that we don't get hit hard, that no one gets hit hard. I am pretty sure that won't happen though.  So my prayers are concentrated on the safety of my daughter, myself, our furbabies, my family, friends and neighbors.  I also pray for no damage to my home.  It might be asking too much, but I pray that my electricity stays on.

If all goes well I will try to post some pictures here next week, or as soon as I get power back.

If you are in the storms path, take precautions.  Do everything you can to stay safe.  I will be praying for you as well. 

God Bless us all. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Falling Leaves Centerpiece


This beautiful metal centerpiece adorned with acorns and fall leaves will look perfect on your mantle or table. Three glass cups to hold the glow of lit votives or tealights, enhancing the beauty of this piece. Only available until Oct. 31, or while supplies last.

Fall sale price $15.00

orig price $30.00

Click banner below to see all the seasonal items in my Fall Sale.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Free Blogger Opp ~ Mikarose GC

Event Hosted by Mommies Point of View & Oh! My Heartsie 

Prize: $50 Gift Card 
Event dates: 10/27 - 11/3
Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

Free Blogger Opp ~~ Power in Pink Ribbons

"Grand Event-Power In Pink Ribbon's" 10/26
The Grand Finale to this months Breast Cancer Awareness Event and Giveaway
is being Dedicated To Denise Dobs a mother, wife friend and associate that
many of us lost this last January, to the courageous battle with breast cancer
R.I.P. to all those that have lost loved ones. Our Blessings are with those 
that are currently  combating cancer and those that are survivors!!!

Now! We are looking for 50 bloggers that want to
help promote this final Breast Cancer Awareness Event!
"Power In Pink Ribbon's"
There will be 3 Winners For This Event and over $300.00 
in Prizes for This Final Event
Bloggers you will have "2 Free Links" As a Thank You For
Helping Raise Awareness Plus
By Promoting This Event On Their Blog
Dont Wait Signups Will Close On Oct 25th

"Power In Pink" Event Starts Oct 26 to Nov 2nd
You can read all the details and
Signup Now (Click Here)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Joy of Autumn Fragrance warmer


A stunning sculptural display of falling leaves is highlighted by the glow of a tealight, sold separately. Add your own Scent Plus Melts, to the top glass dish for a welcoming fragrance. Metal base.
 7 1/2" h, 6" dia.

Featured Price only $6.00
orig. $15.00

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pink Month!!

Thanks to the purchases of our wonderful customers!!


Strawberry Rhubarb GloLite by PartyLite® Jar

The same instant, all-over glow of our popular pillars, plus a richer, stronger scent! Enjoy the magical shimmer of GloLite technology paired with our Strawberry Rhubarb fragrance, a blend of sweet strawberry and tart rhubarb spiked with black currant. Glass jar can be reused once wax is consumed. 4"h, 3 3/4"dia. Burn time: 55-65 hours.

Know a survivor? Know someone battling? 
Give this as of gift to show your support and love for them.

Hope       Cure
Strength    Believe

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hello Fall Giveaway (10/22)

Welcome to Hello Fall $1000 Cash Giveaway

I am so excited of this huge giveaway! I am going to join promoting this and I hope you folks will come and join! One winner will win $1000 cash directly to your Paypal or simply the bucks for your wallet.
Happy Home and Family and Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog together with the most amazing group of bloggers are bringing you once again another FABULOUS event where one very lucky reader will win $1000 cold hard cash!

So what would you do with a thousand dollars if you win, tell us your plan :) ?

 If I win a thousand dollars, I will either put it in the bank or buy a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. It’s just a thought you know and who knows. Laughs. What’s your’s???
  • Giveaway will run September 22 at 12:01 am EST – October 22 at 11:59 PM EST
  • You must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Must have a paypal account
  • Entries will be verified so please don’t cheat, it’s a waste of time.

Goodluck everyone!

Disclaimer: This blog is not responsible for shipment of prize, nor did I accept any form of payment to promote this event. All entries will be verified.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Free blogger opp - put it on paper giveaway

I am participating in the FREE Put It On Paper Giveaway Event giveawayeventphoto_zps9775d600
Cost: FREE with announcement post 
Giveaway open to: US Only
  Event Dates: TBA 
FREE Link Options: Twitter AND Facebook
  To Sign Up visit Put It On Paper and fill out the form.

$250 Euro Style Lighting Shopping Spree Giveaway Event

Welcome to the $250 Euro Style Lighting Shopping Spree Giveaway Event!

Table Lamps is a contemporary lighting team with over 100 years combined experience! They carry some of the finest European style lighting designs from chandeliers and ceiling fixtures to table lamps and outdoor lighting. 

Not only does carry unique lighting, but they also carry furniture and home decor ranging from bar stools and chairs to tables, cabinets and mirrors.

Bar Stools, Sofa
Be sure to check out my review and photos of our Euro Style Lighting Swag Style Chandeliers. We love them!

Euro Style Lighting is offering our fabulous readers a chance to win a $250 shopping spree to their store!

Who wants to join me in hosting this awesome event?

This giveaway event will be free with an announcement post OR $5.00 for one Facebook link. Extra links will be $2 (Twitter, Google + or Pinterest).

Blogger sign up form will be open until 10/29

Event Dates: 11/1 7pm CST - 11/15 11:59 CST

I will try my best to send the htlm for the event on 10/30 so you can schedule your post.

I will be awarding one blogger $25 for the most referrals so be sure to tell everyone you know to join our Euro Style Lighting $250 Shopping Spree Giveaway Event!

Be sure to tell them that Jude Skocki Kelly sent you!!!!!

Just fill out the form HERE to join this giveaway event:

Be sure to check out my Item of the Day tab for some absolutely awesome deals. 

Want to see my current giveaways??  They are all right here  GIVEAWAYS

Thursday, October 18, 2012

ExpreScents™ Nativity


Enjoy this ExpreScents™ Nativity 
for a beautifully packaged gift or for yourself. 
This sculptured porcelain comes with lavender oil 
for a perfect flameless option to scent your home. 

Featured Price

orig price

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Glow for the Cause

Strawberry Rhubarb 
GloLite by PartyLite® Jar


The same instant, all-over glow of our popular pillars, plus a richer, stronger scent! 
Enjoy the magical shimmer of GloLite technology paired with our
 Strawberry Rhubarb fragrance, a blend of sweet strawberry and tart rhubarb spiked with black currant. Glass jar can be reused once wax is consumed. 
4"h, 3 3/4"dia. 
Burn time: 55-65 hours.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Spooky Hat Tealight House

A fun Halloween decoration with a ghostly surprise!

Something spooky is brewing! A spinning ghost haunts our porcelain witch’s hat. Heat from a tealight, sold separately, sets the ghost in motion.  7" h, 7" w.

Now only $12.00

Orig. $39.95

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Free blogger opp Piggy Paint gc

FREE Blogger Event

Prize: $25 Gift Code to
Dates: 10/23-11/6
Open Worldwide (international shipping rates will apply if the winner is outside the U.S.)

Bloggers can choose one free Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest link for promoting the giveaway. Paid link options are available as well.

Sign up here:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Portare Camera bag giveaway ends 10/26

Mommy and Baby Reviews, Mom Does Reviews, Emptynester Reviews and It's Free At Last brings you the Ultimate Camera and All Purpose bag giveaway. Enter for your chance to win the bag of your choice.
Thank you to Portare for sponsoring this amazing giveaway! Want to know more about the prize read Mommy and Baby Reviews recent Portare Bag Review.

Want to buy a Portare Bag for yourself or as a gift for someone special in your life? 
Use COUPON CODE: MBR60 to save $60.00 on the bag of your choice! 
But hurry this code is only good through October 31,2012.

Starting October 10, 2012 enter for your chance to win your choice of a Portare Bag. Don't forget to come back daily for your daily entries. You can get your daily entries everyday until October 26, 2012. Enter on the easy rafflecopter below.

Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Free blogger opp ~~ Cinderella Vanity Giveaway

Bloggers Wanted for FREE Giveaway Event!

This is so freaking adorable!!  I am sure it will get Loads of entries which will totally increase your fan base!!

Prize: Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity (ARV $99.99) Dates: 10/12-11/11 Host: icefairy's Treasure Chest Free Facebook or Twitter link with announcement post. Signup closes on 10/10. Limit to 100 bloggers. Learn more about this free blogger opp and fill out the signup form here!

Last day for $2.00/dz Tealights!!!

Today is the LAST day to get $2.00 per dozen tealights!!!! For each $20 that you invest on items from my Online Outlet you can get a dozen tealights for just $2.00 (your choice of fragrance)

My Online Outlet has over 100 greatly reduced items like this beautiful 
Sea Salt & Driftwood™ 3" x 6" GloLite by PartyLite Pillar.
 Online Outlet price is $5.00, orig. price $19.00


Textured white pillar radiates an instant all-over glow. 
Glow technology is paired with our Sea Salt & Driftwood fragrance,
 a blend of salty air, watery notes and warm driftwood. 
Each GloLite candle is individually crafted so slight variations in color and texture may occur. 
Burn time: 80-100 hrs.
 3" x 6"

Outlet price $5.00 
orig price $19.00

Free Blogger Opp ~~ The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

FREE Blogger Event

Prize: The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook
Dates: 10/17-10/31
Open to U.S. - International bloggers are welcome to join

Bloggers can choose one free FB, Twitter, or Pinterest link for promoting the giveaway. Paid link options are available as well.

Sign up here:

Free Blogger Opp ~~ $50 Shari's Berries Gift Code

FREE Blogger Event

Prize: $50 Shari's Berries Gift Code
Dates: Oct. 11-Oct. 25
Open to U.S. (international bloggers can join)

Bloggers can choose one free FB, Twitter, or Pinterest link for promoting the giveaway. Paid link options are available also.

Sign up here:

Free Blogger Opp ~ Terracycle Upcycled iPad Case Giveaway

FREE Blogger Event

Prize: Upcycled iPad Case from Terracycle ($55 value)
Dates: Oct 12-Oct 26
Open to U.S. (international bloggers can join)

Bloggers can choose one free FB, Twitter, or Pinterest link for promoting the giveaway. Paid link options are available as well.

Sign up here:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Tropical Votive Pair

Sunday Funday!!


Enjoy your day with this fun 
Tropical Votive Pair. Add a pop of color to a niche area with tall holders inspired by exotic, tropical flora. Decal design. Not for food use. 5" h

Featured price is only
orig $24.95. 

Don't forget that today and tomorrow ONLY you can get a 

dozen tealights for only $2.00 

when you invest $20.00 on my,
 already reduced,
 online outlet items ♥

Friday, October 5, 2012

Kissing Chair Tealight Pair

This featured item is the cutest pair of tealight holders.
 Kissing Chair Tealight Pair are only 
 in my Online Outlet (orig $29.95/pair) 


Only 3 days left to get your $2.00 tealights with each $20 ordered from my online outlet! Don't let this one pass you by!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Only 84 days left until Christmas!!

Have you started your holiday shopping??
This beautiful 
Ornament Tealight Holder - Green
is only $4.00 
while supplies last.
Orig $15.00

So that means you can get 5 of these AND then you will be eligible to get 1dz tealights for only $2.00!!! (your choice of fragrance)

Where will you use these Ornaments? 
Would you use one or more as gifts?
comment below and let me know!!

Happy Shopping <3

Monday, October 1, 2012

$2.00 Tealights ~~ More than 30 Fragrances to choose from!!

Holy Cow!!!  
This is so beyond amazing!  

My online outlet has more than 100 items.  
Items as low as $1.50
Most under $10.00
Who do you have on your holiday gift list?
What birthdays are coming up?
Weddings? Anniversaries?

These prices make it perfect to stock up on some beautiful gifts!

They are also perfect for a guiltless splurge for yourself!!

Order now! 
Not only does this sale end on October 8th, 
quantities are limited on all items!!!