GIVEAWAY // Win A Sterling Silver Charm Necklace from Helen Ficalora!

GIVEAWAY // Win A Sterling Silver Charm Necklace from Helen Ficalora and Bubby & Bean!

I was recently introduced to Helen Ficalora‘s jewelry designs, and I instantly fell in love. In fact, I can be found wearing one of her necklaces with a sterling silver Mom charm and ‘E’ charm (for Essley) almost everyday. Her work is timeless and personal – and she has a great business story too. She started her line inside her family beach motel in Montauk, New York, and became the pioneer of the alphabet-charm craze. Over the past decade, her business has grown to include hundreds of beautiful, timeless styles that have become a favorite among celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Julianne Moore, and Tina Fey. Pretty cool.

Mother’s Day is only a little over a month away, and Helen Ficalora line just released a brand new collection celebrating how mothers and grandmothers bring sunshine into our lives. The inspiration for the new designs comes from the beautiful transformation of the seasons from spring to summer. As the earth around us is blooming and new life is being created, we remember and appreciate our mothers and the life and love they have given us. (I love this!) Helen’s Mother’s Day collection is available in yellow, pink, and white 14k gold with select pieces also available in sterling silver. The prices range from $ 55-$ 250, and can be found at and in select Bloomingdales stores.

And here’s some really great news: We’re teaming up with Helen Ficalora to give away one of her gorgeous necklaces! One lucky Bubby and Bean reader will receive an 18 inch fine sterling silver necklace with your choice of solid sterling silver alphabet charm or a solid sterling silver Mom disk charm (perfect for you mamas or as a Mother’s Day gift!), a $ 95 value. (See top image for examples.)

To enter, just use the form below.  There are several ways to enter.

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This giveaway will run through April 1, 2015 and is open to Bubby and Bean readers worldwide.  The winner will be randomly chosen and announced here shortly after. 

Thanks again to Helen Ficalora for giving our readers the chance to win one of their beautiful necklaces!  Good luck!


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HappyDog – We are the home of healthy pet food. Full HD

Do you want to know more about us? Enjoy our new video introducing people working for Happy Dog and Happy Cat.
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Final musher arrives in Nome

Passing under the burled arch finish line a few seconds before 9:20 pm Sunday was rookie Cindy Abbott, 56, a college professor from California. Her time was 13 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes and 51 seconds. After having climbed Mt. Everest in 2010, this was her third attempt to be one of only three people who have climbed Everest and finished the Iditarod. For the last two years she has had to scratch because of…
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World’s most notorious Islamic creationist busts a move

We know him best by his pen name, Harun Yahya.


He’s also best known for his Atlas of Creation, which argues evolution doesn’t occur. He has 42-million-year old wolf fossils to prove it! And he has Siberian huskies pictured as wolves!

The oldest fossils of canids are only about 40 million years old, so he’s a bit off. Those first dogs were more or less like genet-fox-racoon looking things than anything like wolves.

His argument isn’t like Kent Hovind’s. Kent Hovind says the earth is 6,000 and non-avian dinosaurs still roam the earth. All life on earth descends from kinds that were on Noah’s Ark, so the Hovind type of creationist allows for some level of evolution. All dogs and wolves descend from a pair of dog kind that were on the Ark.

Adnan Oktar would says that no evolution ever happens. All life has remained the same for millions of years.

I can’t decide which of these two types of creationism is worse, but they both require ignoring tons of evidence.

Like his Christian counterpart, Oktar has been in prison for a few things. He is also prone to conspiracy theories involving Freemasons and Zionists.

But at least he knows that Islam allows you the right to live like Hugh Hefner.









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The Endless Winter

Can’t help but find a bit of irony in that I just left San Diego in December, a city that never snows, to record breaking snowfall in New England.  It’s been a long, harsh, unforgiving, and at times perilous winter but it’s impossible not to appreciate the absolute beauty of it.  
There are two photos nearby that embody this dichotomy – the first is of while taking the boys out for their evening constitutional, shadowcasting.  Nothing more than a rustic rotted out fence and a distant light but witness the symmetry and the simplicity.  

The other photo is of Hudson trying to take a piss in the several feet deep of spongy soppy messiness that makes it difficult for him postoperative.  I’m sure there’s a greater metaphor here but right now it’s buried beneath two tons of snow.  It’s been so unending here we’re about to make Winterfell look like the Sahara.  

He’s recuperating super well, we slept on the kitchen floor last night but brother, can you spare some green grass?  
YBD’s Notes 1:  Didn’t post it here but Hudson had a mast cell tumor removed yesterday.  Off social media sites for a spell to prepare for the upcoming filming for the interview.  To get updates here’s the link: Puppy Up Foundation
YBD’s Notes 2: Ginger called me up this morning to complain about the 3 inches of snow they got in TN but in all fairness, she has a Doxie and I’m sure his pecker is snowier than Hudson’s.  


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Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado Book Review

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado My rating: 3 of 5 stars With a mix of coffee, faith, pastry yumminess and a tale of redemption, Max Lucado “Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe” takes place in the backgrounds of San Antonio where newly separated Chelsea reopens her moms’ coffee shop while trying…

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Psalm 23 by Richard Jesse Watson Book Review

Psalm 23 by Richard Jesse Watson My rating: 5 of 5 stars What more eloquent poem to introduce children to, then Psalm 23. Filled with elegant illustrations, eye catchng typography and capturing the flow of Psalm 23, children are introduced to the Lords prayer in a way that starts the bedtime routine on the right…

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Iditarod 2015: Final Results Are In!

Here’s how they finished in the Last Great Race on Earth: 1. Dallas Seavey, with a total race time of 8 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes, 6 seconds. 2. Mitch Seavey, with a time of 8 days, 22 hours, 22 minutes, 56 seconds. 3. Aaron Burmeister, 8 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes, 31 seconds. 4. […] Dog Blog

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Greenie: Roadside Treasure, ep 2 (07.02.14)

How would you like to turn trash into cash? Our resident treasure hunter Greenie meets a lady who has made 000 off of other people’s rubbish! Greenie shows you how to spot a diamond in…
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in this vid we are catching bonito tuna as bait for sharks, prior to catching these bonito, we had to catch small bait fish called greenies. the next vid will show one of the sharks we caught.
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Do blind dogs know they’re blind?

We’ve seen blind dogs do some remarkable things through the years so the question is do they even know they are blind? This is Smiley, a dog born without eyes in a puppy mill. Smiley, a 12-year-old Golden Retriever, now lives with his family in Musselman Lake, Ontario. Smiley is famous in his small town as a therapy dog, helping children learning to read and comforting the elderly. Wearing his bright red bandanna with an…
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