Another Great Deal From HSN

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Mikie, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    As y'all know, when nothing good is on TV, I will often watch QVC or HSN. I usually don't watch a particular show on purpose, except when I need more Adrienne Arpel skin care products. Then, I watch her Anniversary Show or her Christmas Show when she practically gives her products away.

    I posted recently about buying a nice cuff bracelet to hide my arthritis bump on my wrist. I have a lot of costume jewelry, and a few pieces of fine jewelry, from my working days when I could afford it and wore it daily. Lately, I've discovered I love the more organic jewelry which is more casual and goes with everything. I'm so glad jewelry designers are seeing the beauty in polished stones. I love turquoise and coral.

    HSN had a clearance show with some really nice pieces. I love the clearance shows because they move along fast. Even on clearance, I didn't feel I could afford to buy anything until they sold a red branch coral necklace. It wasn't that expensive to begin with but they sold it for $12.90. I can't believe they didn't sell out. For anyone who makes her own jewelry, just the coral alone would probably be worth the money. The hardware on it is sterling silver.

    I get a kick out of finding bargains, especially when I'm in belt-tightening mode. Also, I did get some ideas for possibly making some jewelry from things at Michael's which look like some of the designs I liked on the show.

    Can't wait to get the necklace. I've worn the bracelet a lot and get tons of compliments on it. I don't think one has to spend a lot to be stylish. My neighbor is going North to a wedding and she shopped at Ross and got three beautiful dresses for next to nothing. They look great on her. She makes her own jewelry and made a necklace which is beautiful with one of the outfits.

    Love, Mikie
  2. Granniluvsu

    Granniluvsu Well-Known Member

    About the belt tightening mode and getting a good bargain. I got that middle name (SALE) from my mom I think. I haven't bought a whole lot lately either. I have so many catalogs and I am just keeping them. Don't know why I don't just throw them away.

    We didn't grow up with a whole lot so treasured what we did have. My MOM had even less growing up - sad story of being orphaned very young with her sister in CZ then came here and had to work hard all her life. I don't think she ever bought anything that was not on sale, not counting food, although she bought lots of food on sale too :)!!. She made most of my clothes for years. Sorry I got off the track !

    I haven't looked on HSN yet so I can check out the jewlery. That surely does sound like a big bargain. Have to go check it out. Good luck with it Mikie !! Have a great weekend !!

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  3. zenouchy

    zenouchy Member

    Hi Mikie,

    Your jewelry finds sound wonderful. Turquoise and coral happen to be faves of mine too. I have a "winter" skin tone, so those two colors work well for me, plus they are such pretty stones anyway.

    I love bargain jewelry too and agree you don't have to spend a lot. The piece I get the most compliments on was so inexpensive---it's from Steinmart and cost a whopping $7. It's a necklace with a heart-shaped glass pendant with an orange rose inside. It think it's the uniqueness of it that makes people notice it. Enjoy your new pieces!

    Feel good and have a great day.

    Love, Erika
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Granni, so many of our parents and grandparents had to work so hard and had so little. My Mom had to work to raise me by herself and I know it wasn't easy. She was thrifty and, somehow, she always looked like a million bucks and we ate good, healthy food. I think it's creativity which helps people live well on limited means. By living well, I mean knowing the real value of things and relationships. Living beyond one's means is not living well. Living within one's means brings a peace which is priceless. It doesn't take much to make me happy but I do enjoy a great bargain now and then.

    Erika, your necklace sounds lovely. I like Steinmart. I got a good deal on a very chic bulletin board. Chic bulletin board sounds like an oxymoron but this one has the word, "Notes," in foreign languages printed in black on the cork in different fonts. The frame around it is a distressed satin black. I glued some little plastic fleur de lis decorations on the push pins in silver and gold finish. Now, we're talkin' chic :)

    My neighbor and I went to Michael's today and I got what I need to make an even better necklace than the one on sale on HSN for $159. I don't care whether it's expensive grade turquoise and mine will have decorative little silver stations to boot. Instead of the $49 mother of pearl enhancer on HSN, I got a similar one for only a few bucks. All in all, I spent about $25 and have beads and string left over.

    I've gotten into a rut because down here, we run around in shorts and tee shirts or capri pants and sandals. Now and then, I'll wear a long skirt. What I need are just a few new pieces of jewelry that are casual to spice up my clothes. I live in hoop earrings because they go with everything and I already have those.

    Another thing I'm going to try is painting some of my tee shirts. I've seen some in the stores with big splashes of color in abstract designs or even some flowers. These designs are usually in only one area starting at the bottom front hem and running diagonally up the front, gradually decreasing in size. I'm pretty sure I can replicate the desings and add some more spice to my wardrobe. I already have the paints so there is no additional cost. Now that I'm not working, I can just work on these projects when I feel like it. No stress.

    Thanks for your responses and good bargain hunting!

    Love, Mikie
  5. spacee

    spacee Member

    Hope you might have some ideas.

    I'm going to be the "mother of the Groom" probably next Spring or Summer.

    Since I am so sensitive to light, I wear sunglasses all the time. That is the
    problem. I can't see how they will photograph well.

    I guess I will ask my eye doc for contacts for the events. He has said "no" before
    because of my Sjogren's. But maybe for a few hours. I would still need sunglasses
    during a lot of stuff, but I can live with that part.

    Not living near a Michaels, really takes the creativity out of me!! Love hearing about
    your bargains. My latest is a long tank dress. Our little Macy's just starting carrying
    maternity clothes. Yep, it's a maternity dress. And I'm not that big...size 10. But
    do have the middle age pooch. Put a cardi over it and it's good. Sooooo comfy in this
    hot weather. $33 for the dress.

    Thanks for any advice you might have.

  6. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Your dress sounds so cute. Anymore, a lot of the clothes look like maternity wear. Many pregnant women just buy regular clothes and that way, they can wear them later.

    I have comfortably worn contacts for decades but have had to stop them with the Sjogren's. You can damage your eyes, even with eye drops for contacts because the eyes dry out so badly. Last time I wore mine, I almost couldn't get them off my eyeballs and when I did, it was sooooo painful. It tears cells off the eye when that happens. I'm giving mine up.

    There are sunglasses which keep the rays and UV's out of the eye but look basically clear. Perhaps those would work for you. You could ask the doc. My daughter had a pair she bought OTC.

    Since whatever Herpes-Family Virus I have has reactivated, I have become sensitive to light. It always happens when it reactivates. I have headaches, a sore throat and swollen lymph nodes, along with a low-grade temp. I'm on my second course of Acyclovir and hoping it will clear up so I can get my injections.

    Weddings are so exciting. I'll bet you will look lovely and I hope you can find a solution to the eyewear problem.

    Love, Mikie
  7. spacee

    spacee Member

    for your great's not worth hurting my eyes with the contacts. I had not heard
    about the clear looking, yet blocking glasses. I will look for those.

    Yes, I'm not sure why they had the dresses in the maternity section, the ones in the other
    department could easily be worn. I meant to add that the dress had a nice brown leather
    belt with it which went under the bust. It made the $33 more reasonable.

    I'm back on the transfer factor for the herpes family viruses. My energy is picking up. That's
    always a good thing!

  8. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I've been meaning to ask you about the TF's. I remember you were on them before I was and you were a wealth of info for me. Thank you for that. I've been wondering whether the TF's might be a good idea again for me. If the AV doesn't clear this up, I think I'll try the TF's again. Are you buying yours here? I remember PH had a hard time getting them.

    Love, Mikie
  9. spacee

    spacee Member

    I considered buying them here but I decided to get one that targeted more than
    ProHealth's TFs.

    It's the #2 by Chisholm Biological Lab, LLC (phone number removed, per rules) I forget what all it
    targets but it is about 5 pathogens. They consider it the one for CFS.

    Pat there is extremely helpful and can tell you what it covers.
    I felt very yuk with the herx the first week and backed down to opening it (like
    you taught us) and taking part under the tongue. I always take it under the tongue
    so I don't have to have an empty stomach. Feel it makes me a bit nauseous on
    an empty stomach.

    Right now I take it Monday-Fri with the weekends off.

    The bottle is expensive. I think it is still $150 for 30 but the shipping is cooled by
    ice packs and costs more to overnite. They ship the first of the week.

    AND, lastly, I know they have changed their name. It isn't Chisholm. It is something
    like Specialty Products or Foods. So don't think you have the wrong # if you call them!

    Hope the AV clears for you...but good to have this as a back up plan.


  10. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I just looked in the store here and they sell TF100 and TF200, plus the TF Essentials. They used to have a matrix which showed the specific pathogens targeted. I think I took both the 100 and 200 to include all possible pathogens which seemed to match my situation. I think the FDA made them stop putting any info online which made claims of products which target pathogens. I know they almost put Hulda Clark out of business for making claims that her zappers targeted specific pathogens.

    Yes, I do recall opening the TF capsules to sprinkle some of the powder under the tongue to help reduce Herx-like detoxing. It can be really severe with the TF's and I believe some people who may have been helped by the TF's were scared to take them after a severe reaction. And who could blame them? The TF's and the Heparin injections caused worse reactions than any of the ABX and AV's I took.

    In fact, after thinking about it, I believe I'll order the TF's and get on with it. Sitting around waiting for the acyclovir to work is depressing me. I need to get this under control so I can proceed with the peptide injections.

    BTW, I just visited the Home page here. There is an excellent article on CFIDS/ME which was triggered by infections. It describes the difficulty in diagnosing underlying chronic infections, even for infectious disease specialists. No wonder so many of us continue to suffer symptoms which might be dimished by treating these infections. The article even describes the process when chronic infections go stealth in the system.

    I wasn't coming here for a long time while I was working and feeling so much better. I'm amazed at how much more knowledge is out there, even though it is concentrated among only a few docs and researchers, including our own RichVanK.

    Again, thanks for the info.

    Love, Mikie