Bling

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I took a few days off to hang with my man and celebrate America & Junior’s birthdays. So happy 241st birthday America and happy 4th birthday to our fuzzy cat Junior.

Today I feel the need to talk about bling.  In this house the bling you will find are sequins and glitter.  While this may make you pause, it might be worth mentioning that I’m a crafter.  Yep, making cards, wreaths, and home decor.  But today isn’t about glitter it’s about jewelry.

There are several times during the cruise that you will find shopping talks you can go to.  These talks tell you about the best places in port to buy jewelry.  They also give you coupons and discounts.  There is a Carnival shopping expert that has a little booth you can go ask questions to and get the best answers.

We purchased a coupon book for $25 on our first cruise and then went around all of the ports we stopped at getting all sorts of free items.  I currently have enough charms to fill my free charm bracelet.  I should really add the charms.  I will put that on the things to do list.

Diamonds International is a big deal in every port. There are several good and bad reviews that I have read online.  I find the best plan is a well researched plan.  If you know that you are going to want to purchase fine jewelry in the ports then go online now and find out everything you need to know.  You are not allowed to complain to me later that you think you paid too much if you didn’t take the steps to be informed.

I will say that if I were to purchase fine jewelry from port I would most definitely go for the Tanzanite.  It is the most beautiful and vibrant blue stone I have ever seen.  I do know that Tanzanite is sold at Diamonds International.  Not that I have been looking at every port we have stopped at but I might have been 🙂

Last week I wrote about the Breeze being in dry dock a few months ago and got some upgrades.  One of the newest changes to the Fun Shops on the Promenade deck 5 is the addition of the Pandora shop.

I’m pretty sure most everyone has seen commercials about Pandora bracelets.  If you have been in the market for a Pandora charm bracelet well now is your chance. I haven’t been to a Pandora store so I will make sure and take a walk thru in December.

If you want the bling then cruising is a great way to buy it.  You get to see different stores at different ports.  With the coupons and discounts that you get on the ship buying that bling is even affordale, depending on your budget that is.

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