TBB Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway 2014

It’s here! Holiday season is back again and we are bringing back some of our favorite vendors (plus a new one or two!) for our annual Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve got special deals just for you for being a TBB reader. All of our participants have programmed promo code TBB2014 into their websites to give you exclusive savings.

But, that’s not all!  Three lucky readers will be chosen randomly to win one of these cool items! Read on to find out which one and how!

 

Item 1: The gift with a purpose:

I founded Priceless Life Fund inc with three other people. Our common thread is infertility animaged the fight to not only overcome it, but make it known that life should be priceless for all. The goal of our 501 (c) 3 organization is to help couples afford treatments which often are not covered by insurance. You don’t have to have suffered IF to sport our cool necklace. The sterling silver beauty is double sided, that’s right, two necklaces in one! On an 18″ chain, the entire piece is manufactured by Good Charma.  All proceeds from the sale go to help couples afford the gift of parenthood. Go to pricelesslife.org and enter code TBB2014 to get 15% off through December 20th, 2014.
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Item 2: The gift with a conscience:

The folks at floridasoapcompany.com strive to make the earth a better place. By using all natural vegan ingredients, their luxurious spa quality bath products are sure to please everybody. If you have somebody on your gift list who demands only the purest, and who wouldn’t, treat them to a basket of goodies from Florida Soap Company. Get 15% off until December 20, 2014 with code TBB2014.

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Item 3: The gift of glamour:

Who doesn’t need a little bit of old style Hollywood glamour in her life? The wrapadoo.com line of spa and home products give you glamour, comfort, and convenience. The brand’s head and body wraps are designed to keep you warm, dry, and fashionable when you are just out of the shower. A MUST have for putting on your makeup before an event, the wraps will keep your hair out of your face and makeup off your clothes. Want a little something in the bedroom? Spring for a luxurious Wrapadoo  throw. Whether you are in the bath, at the beach, or in your boudoir Wrapadoo will keep you wrapped in luxury. It’s the perfect gift for the girl who has almost everything, just ask the ladies of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Get 20% off until December 20, 2014 with code TBB2014.

imageItem 4: The gift of luck:

Good Charma is a luxury designer known for bringing good luck to the wearer and a favorite of The Real Housewives of New York City‘s Heather Thomson  and Carole Radziwill. Each charm is crafted in Bali of the finest sterling silver and gold vermeil. The pieces are all symbolic with images of love, peace, luck and positive energy. Said to “bring good luck to those who wear it“, GC ‘s designs are perfect to bestow on your loved ones for a prosperous 2015. Use code TBB2014 at goodcharma.com now to receive 20% off until December 20, 2014.

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…or her! The EBeanie from whatsgoodebeanie.com will please everybody on your list. Trendy techie? Check! Tough to please teenager? Check! On the go athlete? Check! They will all love this stylish and functional way to keep warm, look cool, and stay in touch. The comfy skull cap hides a Bluetooth device that links to your smartphone. Chat and listen to your fave tunes hands free! Take it in the car, to the game, or on a run. When it needs a wash just pull the unit and its attached headphones  out of the hidden pocket and toss it in the machine. Comes with an easy to use charger. Get 25% off until December 20, 2014 with code TBB2014. We actually think this gift is so perfectly suited for everybody on your list that we are giving away three black What’s Good EBeanies, courtesy of What’s Good LLC, to three lucky readers. To enter leave a comment on this page and tell us who you would like to give an EBeanie to this holiday season!

*Congrats to Laura and Seth for winning the Ebeanies! Your prizes will ship Wednesday 12/17/14 !

imageItem 6: The gift of taste:

You all I know I love to cook and recently a friend turned me onto Poca’s Hottest, a line of all natural specialty sauces, seasonings, and marinades that hail from Florida. They source their ingredients from local growers and each creative name, flavor, and label was inspired by a local Floridian band. A portion of each Poca’s Hottest sale is donated to musical non-profit organizations in Florida. From now through December 20th enjoy 15% off your pocashottest.com order with code TBB2014. Gift wrapping is available on Poca’s products as well!

imageItem 7: The gift of warmth

Vincent Van Gogh said “…and what is done in love, is well done”; and this applies to the carefully constructed knits from Midwest Crochet. Founder “Crochet” Michele left a career in television to pursue her 30 year passion for crochet. The results of that transition are colorful, cozy, and sturdy scarves, hats, and ponchos. Her designs are worn and loved by the likes of Kristen Johnston, Melissa Gorga, and Kathy Wakile. In fact you have seen her magnificent cowl neck scarf (a staple in my own wardrobe) on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I get compliments each time I wear a Midwest Crochet design. Right now get 20% off at midwestcrochet.com and crochetconcepts.etsy.com with code TBB2014 through December 20th. Please note, because Michele’s designs are handmade, orders must be placed before 12/5/14 to be shipped in time for Christmas delivery. Any order placed after 12/5 will ship after 1/1/15.

 

*TBBReality.com has partnered with the above companies to bring you these special offers. All offers are good until 12/20/14. TBB does not guarantee shipping in time for holidays. Shipping rates and windows are determined by each individual vendor and vary on vendor stock and when order is placed. TBB will never share or sell your email to a third party. TBB will never email you directly unless it is to notify you that you have won a contest.

 

 

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Maroon 5 Concert Review: A Night of Amazing Music, Good Friends and Flying Thongs

Large screens give far away fans a closer look.

Large screens give far away fans a closer look.

By Jaime Paige

On February 23, thousands traveled through the New Jersey mist and chill to the Izod Center in East Rutherford to spend the evening with Grammy award –winning band, Maroon 5.  I was one of many who braved the disgusting weather in order to hear a band I have loved since they hit the music scene and to catch a glimpse of the sexiest front man alive, Adam Levine.

By the time we arrived at our seats, I noted something a little different from the concerts I had previously attended.  Sure, there were younger kids and teens there with their parents.  However, the parents wanted to be at the show, proving that M5’s popularity spans generations.

The band began with a splashy opening, hitting the stage with high energy and enthusiasm, with Pay Phone, a hit from their album, Overexposed.  Makes Me Wonder and Lucky Strike kept the crowd on its feet, then winding down a bit with Won’t Go Home Without You and Sunday Morning.  To my pleasant surprise, M5 performed one of the hits that started it all: Harder To Breathe.  The band jammed out to a stage back lit by screens filled with flames.  Apparently, it became too hot for some, as a pair of skimpy underwear were thrown at Levine’s feet.

In true gentleman fashion, Adam stepped around the lingerie, while an ever-helpful roadie removed the garment with a long pole that had a hook on the end.  I guess they do have a tool for everything in this world.  My question is this: what happens to said lingerie? Is there a lost and found where you can retrieve these items post concert? Or, does the band get to take home these tokens of love? Well…back to the concert.

As the show came toward its end and the encore was approaching, my friends and I debated what the closing songs would be.  My friend, Jennie, loves the song Daylight, but was skeptical that it would be performed.  Jennie was a real trooper, still going to the concert after being seriously sick for weeks.  So to see her eyes light up when the band performed that during the encore made the evening even better for me.

My other friend Patrizia and I are both in love with She Will Be Loved and to our delight, it was also part of the encore.  Adam’s voice shined through the whole concert, but especially during this song.  He became emotional while discussing the song writing process and how the band strives to create songs that arenas of thousands would sing along with and how much they love their fans.  This edgy, sexy rocker showed a humble, softer side that made the fans go crazy and made me fall in love even more.

*Editor’s note: Some of you may be wondering, why a concert write up on a Reality TV website. Since Mr. Levine is a judge on The Voice we consider him a reality star in addition to being a rock star with M5 and an actor (American Horror Story.) Besides, look at the guy? Do we really even need an excuse to drool over….er, write about him?