What You Love

August 25, 2010

Blog Hops!

Hello Wednesday blog hoppers :)
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Today is the first day back in my district. Only the teachers and staff were required to go. And here I am, at home with my two little angels:) So glad, and the weather is even nice today. Now if only my husband could be home today too.

Wednesday Blog Hops Coming Up Later Today!

August 24, 2010

Check Out the Metal Memories Give A Way


Be sure to enter in the Metal Memories Give A Way. Free shipping for the necklace if won by a Canadian, $3 if you are a US resident.

August 23, 2010

Tuesday Blog Hops

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Also check out the Metal Memories Give A Way under Aug 21.

Welcome Monday

With only a little bit of summer left, and school around the corner this Mom, who is also an elementary teacher, loves this time of year. I am fortunate enough to be able to stay at home right now with my 2 beautiful children, but I can feel it in the air. Clean classrooms, new decorations, new supplies, excitement for the New Year and the new kids.

I love watching the progress that my class has made from the beginning of they year to the end. This year I will not experience that, rather, I will only see them for a few short months at the end of the school year. However, I will have the joys of seeing my own children, the two most important little people in my word, grow and experience many new things. I will watch my 2 year old turn into a 3 year old, get to listen to his stories and songs. I will be able to see my 6 month old sit, crawl and eventually walk. These are things that I can never get back. Things that if I was working I would miss. Teaching will always be there, with the clean smells and new classroom & supplies with new kids, but my kids will only go through this once. And as I said earlier, I am so grateful and fortunate to be able to spend this amazing time with my own children. I plan to cherish these moments and love my children every day, teaching the values and virtues that are important in my family. Because, before I know it, it will be them showing the excitement for the new school year with the new teacher, new classroom and new supplies.

August 21, 2010

Metal Memories Give A Way

Pleae use the form at the bottom of the page.

Metal Memories Give A Way

Metal Memories Contest Give A Way

This give a way is for Tiny Tag Locket OR a Rectangle Tiny Tag Necklace provided by Metal Memories, hand stamped custom personalized pieces.

Here’s how you enter:

You have to follow this blog to enter.

Follow the guidelines listed below and complete the entry form in this format you must complete an entry for every guideline you qualify for each guide line is good for one (1) entry:

Contest Entry: Your Name and Guideline Number (ie: 1 for follow on Face Book)
Link: If a link is required OR your own link
*Email Address: self explanatory


#1 Be a Fan of What U Love on FaceBook
#2 Be a Fan of Metal Memories on FaceBook
#3 Visit Metal Memories webpage and tell me which piece you like
#4 Blog about this give a way (leave link)

Contest runs until the end of August. A winner will only be choosen using Random Number Generator if there are 30 or more followers. If less than 30 then the contest will start over.

Thanks for following!!

*all emails are kept confidential

Metal Memories Review

For my first review, Metal Memories was gracious enough to pass along a few products for me to see (and also has provided a Tiny Tag Locket OR a Rectangle Tiny Tag Necklace as a Give Away item).

Here is some background on Metal Memories. Metal Memories is a 1 Mom show. Pam is currently a SAHM of 2. L who is 2 years 8 months and C who is almost 6 months. She began Metal Memories to create beautiful pieces to showcase your family in a unique way. There are many items available; all are hand made and hand created by Pam. In making her custom pieces, Metal Memories uses sterling silver, copper, brass, and nickel silver. The ideas are endless for the perfect custom piece for anyone in your family. Moms, Dads, Grandmothers & Grandfathers and any one you can think of (even your family pet). Metal Memories is always willing to work with you if you cannot find the piece that you are looking for on the website. Metal Memories is based out of Alberta, Canada.

Now to the nitty-gritty. The first product that was passed along was a Gum Drop Bottle Cap. This bottle cap was an unused bottle cap that had the Metal Memories logo in it. (But it can be made to any custom picture that you wish). It has a strong magnet attached to the back that can be used on your fridge or in a locker. (Like Metal Memories mentioned, anyone can benefit from the great items!!) This Gum Drop Bottle Cap Magnet looks like a beautiful flower staring at you from your fridge. It is very pleasing to they eye. I would defiantly recommend the Gum Drop Bottle Cap Magnet. This would work great for a chore list on your fridge with a cute picture of everyone in your family. I have to also mention that the packaging for this item was very professional. It came in an organza pouch packaged in its own cellophane bag attached to a cardstock paper with ideas on how to use it. Very professional looking would be perfect as a gift, as it is ready to Give!

The second item, which I might add also came beautifully packaged in an organza bag, cellophane bag and attached to a card stock paper highlighting the piece was a Mixed Tiny Tag Necklace. This necklace came on a standard chain, which complimented it perfectly as it is very elegant. The Tiny Tags were left blank, but can easily be hand stamped with any initial. They also came with 4mm birthstone Swarovski drop crystals. This piece would and does look great with any outfit. It is elegant, casual and fun all in one.

The final piece that was passed along was a Rustic Washer. This was made from a stainless steel washer; it came on a hemp cord necklace. Hand stamped with the words “LIVE.LAUGH.LOVE” it is the perfect causal piece. The Rustic Washer can be hand stamped with any names or quotes that you like; it can also come without the hemp cord. These Rustic Washers are also sold in bulk from Metal Memories and make great thank you gifts for any occasion. They came in a cellophane bag attached to cardstock. There are also great ideas listed that they can be used for, my favourite is the pocket token, something that you can put in your pocket that is a visual and textural reminder.

My overall experience with Metal Memories was great. Great customer service, asking questions to achieve the perfect product in the end. Great shipping prices, only $3 in Canada just to cover the cost of the envelope and stamp. Products were professionally packaged. Products were exactly as described and even more beautiful in person. Metal Memories is highly recommended as a product that is What U Love!

To contact Metal Memories email: MetalMemories@live.ca
FaceBook page: http://www.facebook.com/MetalMemories
Website: http://www.metalmemories.biz

August 20, 2010

Format for Free Link Friday

Please put your name, your business name, what it is linking too ie: FB FaceBook, WP Webpage, or Blog.

Free Link Friday!

Okay, today is Free Link Friday. Share your Blog, Website or FB Page!!

Be sure to comment so whe know what it is that you provide.

Check out Metal Memories as they will be the first review and product give away.

August 19, 2010


It is nice to see that there are close to 30 Fans on FaceBook, but only 2 Followers? In order for there to be a give a way there has to be at least 30 on here, so don't forget to tell your friends.

I will be doing a product review from Metal Memories before the give away. They make some really beautiful items. It is also at that time that the give away item will be announced.

August 18, 2010

Now On FaceBook!

Alright, we are now on FaceBook and once we reach 40 Fans there, we will have a give away here. Which means that you will have to follow this site in order to be in the give away. The give away will be the first product and will be from Metal Memories. You have to be a fan of both Metal Memories and What U Love to be entered into this give a away.

Here is our Logo!

Let's Get Started!

Let's face it, we all have stuff. Stuff that is "garbage", stuff that is "OK" and best of all stuff that U LOVE!! This stuff, the stuff U Love is the best stuff, but also is the hardest type to get. We see something think that it is perfect, but turns out it is not.

Here I will help you find What U Love. I will give my opinion and I hope it will help.

If you have a product, and you think it will be What We Love, then please let me know:)