The Daily Dose by The Queen Mum

Friday, October 27, 2006

Fab Friday - Free Earrings

Get a free pair of earrings, valued up to $18, with another purchase of $18 or more at
This is a fantastic deal! You could get two pair of earrings for less than $20. One of our favorites is these Mod Circles. $24, plus we can pick out another pair for free. Wow! Use FREE18 at check out. TODAY ONLY (Oct. 27, 2006). Tell them the Queenmum sent you!

LOST: short haired baby, please call...

I keep losing the baby! Ok, he's not really a baby anymore...but he's the last one (yes, mom, definitely the last) and there fore he is forever, The Baby. in a 48 hr time span I think I've lost him 53 times. This dude was climbing into a kitchen cabinet today! I can barely fit the toaster in there, yet he wiggled and wriggled and found his way in.

I've made a habit of unplugging the baby monitor just in case someone in the neighborhood can pick up our frequency. Can you imagine their horror as they hear me screaming, "Mikey, where are you?!?" for the longest 30 seconds of my life??

He has found a nook behind the couch, a cranny beside the changing table, the pantry, behind the clothes hanging in the closet, inside the laundry basket, inside the beautiful black antique cabinet in the living room that was made for storing vinyl albums and stereo stuff in - now transformed into a chic place to hide Dr. Suess books and race cars..oh, and the baby.

A few of the places he's been hiding, I can't even figure out. He just materializes like a very short, and cute, Halloween ghost. Do they make a "clapper" for babies. I need to go google that.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Free Shipping!

I'm a bargain-betty, and everyone knows it. So I get great deals sent to my inbox all the time. Today Vintage Body Spa wrote a note that they are giving FREE SHIPPING to their subscribers starting Nov. 17th. Get on their newsletter list to get in on the deals! Check out these Butter Beans while you're visiting Vintage Body Spa. Luxury bathing at it's best!

Friday, October 13, 2006

It's Fab Friday!

Sales sales, who has the sales? By Friday I am ready to reward myself for another week of keeping all my children fed, clothed appropriately, bathed occasionally and having not lost a single one of them! I deserve to fill my weekend with a bit of shopping. Online of course because I have not managed to make my own self presentable, again.

First stop is for note cards. No time to make your own? Still show some creativity and thoughtfulness by stocking up on these adorable cards from ZeVin Creations. I love this Autumn Flowers creation fit for the most thankful of thank you notes, or a special hello.

ZeVin also has the option to custom order your special occasion cards. A perfect way to get a jump on the holidays.

Next stop, birthday presents for a few friends. Being the Bargain-Betty that I am, I quickly score a sale page at Yndigo Designs. Very unique jewelry creations. I love this wood bangle. Usually I find rounded bangles but I've never seen one like this. And at only $14.40, a total bargain! Check out all the other beautiful pieces on sale before they are gone!

I hope that helps your shopping go just a little more smoothly. Enjoy your fab finds!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Earthy Favorites

My lips are so kissably smooth right now thanks to the Mint Lip Balm by Botanical Earth. Of course it contains my absolute favorite ingredient, shea butter, plus vitamin E and lots of other skin softening oils.

Botanical Earth is committed to producing people and earth friendly products and is approved by the Co-op America!

I found a sale too! The Shea Butter Olive Soap bar is on sale from $6, now just $5.40! With 20% shea butter, you can't help but love what this stuff does for your skin! Fragrance free and long lasting.
Visit Botanical Earth and start stocking up on little gifts for the holidays.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

My Wednesday Favorite

Today I'm loving the Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang scented soap from Barcelona Bath & Body. Drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean, Barcelona Bath & Body offers a premier line of soaps, candles and room sprays. This luxurious soap I'm using includes shea butter, cocoa butter and olive oil. All handmade in small batches to ensure the highest quality. Check out Barcelona Bath & Body and try soap of this skin-softening soap for yourself. Your skin will thank you for it this winter!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Favorite Things - take a Chance

I love the new fragrance, Chance, by Chanel. It's fresh, yet a bit sophisticated. Light floral notes with a hint of spices. A little sweet, a little sensual. My hubby likes it on me and strangers stop me to ask what that lovely perfume is that I'm wearing. Available online at, Macy's and other department stores. Take a chance!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Things We Love

I thought I would make a list this week of all the products I've been lucky enough to try lately. These are all products you can buy online right now!

Today I want to tell you about Vintage Body Spa. Their light and creamy Wherever Body Cream comes in several delicious scents and feels oh-so-good on dry skin. Perfect addition to your skin care regimen as the dry weather starts to blow in.

A bargain at $12 for an 8 oz. container, loaded with organic Aloe Vera and a non-greasy formula. Check it out and try for yourself. Cranberry & Fig, Vanilla Chai, and more yummy smells to choose from. You will see why the Wherever Body Cream from Vintage Body spa is one of my favorite things this week.