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Get exceptional savings with the ULTA Beauty 21 Days of Beauty Event – Week #3

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  We're in the third and final week of  the ULTA Beauty  21 Days of Beauty Event. I hope you have had the opportunity to pick up some great deals. In case you are not familiar with ULTA Beauty , ULTA Beauty is an beauty supply store (both online and in stores) that carries exceptional products for women and men including skin care, hair care, … [More...]

Ciao Bella – Gourmet Gelato and Sorbetto (Sorbet) available at your local grocery store

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  I love going out to eat at very fancy restaurants. My husband and I don't get to do it often, but when we do I relish each and every moment. I love how gourmet restaurants present their meals in such a beautiful manner. Sometimes they look so nice that you don't want to cut into them and mess it up. After indulging in a gourmet meal it … [More...]

Make “that time of the month” a bit more “enjoyable” with the TOM Box

TOM BOX

  I have never met a woman who enjoys "that time of the month". There is nothing to enjoyable about it. You're bloated, crampy, crabby and you want to eat everything in site. Here's a funny (or not so funny depending on how you look at it) story about "that time of the month". I was out on Los Angeles on a press trip when I get a text from … [More...]

Ever Dream of Selling Your Own Line of DIY Projects? 

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  Are you a crafty person? Do you love making crafts for yourself and for others? Have you ever dreamed of selling your crafts? If so then you should check out the Cricut-I Made It! Contest. I'm a some what crafty person. I AM crafty - I just don't have the time I'd like to get back into crafts. I had a home business making personalized … [More...]

Fabulous, Affordable and Comfortable Ballet Flats

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  I'm a sneaker girl. Ideally I would rather be barefoot all the time, but since I can't you'll usually see me in sneakers. I like to be comfortable. I'm not a fan of heels. I'll occasionally wear pumps, but I prefer to wear flats. I have a nice collection of flats from casual to dressy. I'm in love with my newest pair of flats. They are … [More...]

Current Giveaways

Experience the Pucker Power® of Lemonhead candies (giveaway ends 9/27/14)

Lemonheads

  Yesterday I wrote a post about the Candy Club monthly candy subscription service. The review package I was sent contained and assortment of sour candies. I used to love sour candies when I was younger. I guess my taste buds have changed over the years because I find sour candies that I used to enjoy a bit too sour for me. My husband and … [More...]

Beloved moments from The Fault in Our Stars (ends 9/27/14)

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    One of this year's most popular films, The Fault in Our Stars, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 16, 2014. I know a lot of people who are very anxious to get a copy of this film. I have not seen the film (yet) but I am looking forward to it. I have heard so many good things about the film, as well as to keep a box of … [More...]

Dolphin Tale 2 in theaters September 12, 2014 (giveaway ends 9/20/14)

Dolphin Tale 2

  Swimming into theaters on September 12, 2014 is the sequel to the delightful family film Dolphin Tale, appropriately titled Dolphin Tale 2. In the original film is based on the true story of a dolphin named Winter. She was rescued off the coast of Florida. Her tail was damaged after it was caught in a fisherman's net and it had to be … [More...]

Reviews

Rita Hazan’s Ultimate Shine Color Gloss Collection

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  Your hair can often be your "crowning glory". When I was younger I had A LOT of hair. So much so my hair dresser referred to it a "Lion's mane". It was long and super thick. It was so thick that trying to put it in a ponytail was a chore. Fast forward 30+ years. My hair is still thick and long but it's not as beautiful and luscious as it … [More...]

The Gnarly Whale 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free Bath and Body Products

Gnarly Whale

  When it comes to bath and body products I think I'm obsessed. I LOVE bath and body products. I have several favorites (many of which are products I was once sent to review), but I am always open to trying out new products and finding my next favorite. When looking for products to use on myself, my family or in my home I always try to make … [More...]

Gorgeous jewelry from Waffles & Honey

Waffles and Honey

  Did you ever hear of a business name that totally catches your attention? Some fun examples would be Indiana Bones and the Temple of Groom (dog grooming salon), The Found Sock (laundromat), Lawn & Order (landscaper) and Shear-Lock Combs (hair salon). These are actual business names. What do you think of when you hear the name Waffles … [More...]

Entertainment

Have a “Family Movie Night” tonight with Turbo: FAST on Netflix (FREE printables!)

Turbo Fast

  T.G.I.F! Seriously... thank goodness it's FINALLY Friday! It's been a long week. I've been looking forward to the weekend since Tuesday! I'm looking forward to resting and relaxing this weekend. I need some "unwind time". Even though I am looking forward to a quiet and peaceful weekend that doesn't mean that I don't want to spend quality … [More...]

Take the Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge for your chance to win awesome prizes!

The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge

  Coming to theaters on September 26, 2014 is the new film from Focus Features called The Boxtrolls. If you follow my blog on a regular basis you have probably seen a few posts about the film. The film stars the voice talents of Ben Kingsley, Elle Flanning, Toni Collette and Tracy Morgan, to name a few. A family event movie from the creators … [More...]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I trailer now available

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  Many fans of the Hunger Games book and movie series have been anxiously awaiting the latest installment to the movie franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I, to be released in theaters. The film opens nationwide on November 21, 2014 with advance ticket sales happening on October 29 at 12PM ET / 9AM PST. The worldwide phenomenon of The … [More...]

My Ramblings

Celebrity Spokespeople vs. REAL People

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  Do you ever watch television and see a celebrity pushing a product or service and wonder "Why him/her?" For example, Tommy Lee Jones promoting Ameriprise Financial and Catherine Zeta-Jones trying to get you to sign up for T-Mobile. I wouldn't associate these people with the things they are trying to sell you. In fact, I am never swayed by celebrity … [More...]

Resolutions, Diets, Inspiration and Laughter… oh my!

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  Did you know that almost every day of the year has something special assigned to it? Most of these "holidays" and observances are unknown to most of us. For example, February 28, 2014 is National Pancake Day. This coming Saturday (January 4, 2014) is National Spaghetti Day. There are also weekly and monthly observances. Bald Eagle Appreciation … [More...]

A look back at 2013

2013

  With the dawn of a new year hours away I thought I would take this time to look back on 2013 and reflect on it's ups and downs. 2013 flew by - literally. I think this was the quickest year I have ever experienced. I can still vividly remember watching all the New Year's festivities on TV last year. It seems like only yesterday. I know that is an … [More...]