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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Product Review : Bliss best of skintentions daily moisturizer spf 15

I had the opportunity to try this amazing product compliments of SheSpeaks. It's been about a month. I think that is enough time to see any improvement, if there is going to be one. It's enough time to see if the company's claims are valid.

I have what would be considered "Normal Skin" most of the time. However, since having children it sometimes switches between Normal to Combination. Well apparently that didn't matter with this product.

When I received this moisturizer it couldn't come at a better time. I was out of my last one and had no idea what to try next. From the first application, I knew this was for me. Many products claim that their moisturizer is perfect for all skin types. I am sure we have learned most of them are wrong about that.

I loved the texture. It's very light which is particularly important for me. I don't wear make up and I don't want a moisturizer that is so heavy, it makes me feel like I have on foundation. It goes on so smoothly and has a pleasant scent. And, let's not forget it protects the skin with SPF 15 for UVB (burning) protection plus a UVA (aging) rating PA++. This indicates that it's clinically proven to protect against age-inducing UVA rays.

The company says it's "a moisturizer on a mission" and I agree 100%. My face thanks you. I am definitely going to purchase this product.

If you already use this product or would like purchase it please go to Blissworld and enter the $5.00 off code BESTOF5

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Pets in the store : Am I being unreasonable & here?

Last week I headed out with Ashleigh to the fabric store, that's no surprise. I decided to nurse Ashleigh before entering the store to prevent any unpleasant experiences. While sitting in the truck I spotted this lady holding what I thought was her toddler. She proceeded to put "the child" in the shopping cart. No biggie right? Well once I had a clear view I realized what she had actually put in the shopping cart were 2 Yorkshire terriers. This was not okay with me.

Now don't think for once that I am an animal hater. I love animals. In fact I grew up having a dog for all of my childhood years and when I moved to Cali I adopted 3 cats. It's unfortunate that after having kids I have developed some nasty allergies to pets and I just can't be around them.

I just think that there is a place for everything and the fabric store shopping cart is no place for a dog.

If she really needed her doggies to accompany her why not tote them around in those fancy carriers or even better she could get those pricey pet strollers that I didn't know actually existed until 2 years ago. I spotted a lady in Quail gardens with one when clearly no pets were allowed on the grounds. I did tell her and she left.

It's just a little inconsiderate on their part. I mean the fabric lady sort of pissed me off because I put the bolts of fabric in there and that means all that pet hair is getting on my stuff. It then follows me at home where my kids and I and occasionally my husband all suffer unpleasant days because we are allergic.
I mean really, am I being unreasonable here?

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Holiday Treats Kit Giveaway!

HOLIDAY TREATS KIT - Recipes and Wrappings for the Tastiest Gifts of the season (valued at $19.95)
The Holidays will be upon before we know it and it's never too early to stock up on your supplies.
Do you bake your own holiday treats?
Everything you need is here in this kit:
~ 48 page booklet with recipes for irresistible morsels, from Minty Meringues to Sweet and Spicy Pecans
~ 20 Uniquely detailed gift bags
~ 2 types of bakery string
~ 20 Gift tags
~ 36 Stickers for personalizing each delectable package
Never has sharing gifts of the season been so simple and so spectacular!
How to ENTER:
Leave a comment telling us of your own tasty treats that you bake for the holidays. Enter as many times as you wish.

DEADLINE: July 31st 2009
*PLEASE, if you do not have a blog with a valid contact link, leave your email address in the comment section e.g pickmetowin (at) whatever (dot) com* so that I can contact you in the event that you're a winner
The WINNER will be announced the day after the deadline and will have 3 days to claim his/her prize before another winner is chosen.
Thanks and good luck!

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Glitter Princess Crayon Caddy and ReversibleTote Giveaway!

(Please read the methods to enter this giveaway. It's right below the photos. Thanks)

Do you still have your kids walking around with those out-dated pencil cases ? Even worse, do you have them using your zip-lock baggies as a colored pencil/crayon or marker case?

If this is you just stop it NOW! There is no need. I am sure you've seen the cool caddies available and now the princess in your life can have one of her very own for FREE.

Reversible Velboa Tote

What do you need to do to enter? Well there are a few ways.

1. Tweet this give-away link and when you do please leave a comment .
2. Visit www.treatsforyoursweets.etsy.com and tell me which item from my store you would like to see for my next giveaway
3. Blog about this giveaway

Giveaway ends on July 31st and winner will be chosen the following day.

Please, if you do not have a blog with a contact link on your page, please leave your e-mail address in the comment section (e.g. pickme at once dot com) so that I can contact you in the event that you win. If no email address is left you have 4 days to contact me to claim your prize. If we don't hear from you then unfortunately, someone else will be chosen

Here are the specifics of the prize
One side has sparkles and the other is velboa (soft and furry)
To make it more colorful I used variegated mercerized cotton thread.

Reversible mini tote measurements:
Strap adds 7"
tote : 11"w by 10"l

Caddy Measurements:
12" by 6 1/2" when rolled out
1 3/4" by 6 1/2" when rolled up

Good Luck to you all!

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Have you ever been this tired?

I cannot believe Elmo still works.  He's been through 2 very destructive kids and he still moves his head from side to side.  Enjoy it Ashleigh.  I'll try to get a short video of her getting down with Elmo.  My baby can move. Alyssa tells me all the time, "look mama Ashleigh is shaking her butt". 
Anyway, I had put her in her room to play while I got dressed and came back to find this.  Poor thing.  When I picked her up, there was drool all on her cheek.
Most days I feel like she did but if I give in I have a feeling everyone will just step on me.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Winner of Shower yourself beautiful with Suave® Skin giveaway

Congratulations to Lynnmc, comment number 79. You are the winner. There isn't any contact information on your profile, so please contact me by the end of the week by clicking on the "e-mail" link on this page with your mailing info so that your package can be mailed! Unfortunately, if we hear nothing from you by Friday we will have an alternate winner!

This was such fun. Our next give-away will start within a week or 2

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Shower yourself beautiful with Suave® Skin giveaway

UPDATED: Our initial winner left no email address and has not contacted me so I am forced to choose another.

CONGRATULATIONS to comment #103 you are our winner. An email has been sent!


Please NOTE: this is not my personal giveaway that is running like a month late

Compliments of the folks at
Suave® Skin. I was given the opportunity to try some of their products but before I start carrying on about how it makes my skin feel and how wonderful it smells :-) I will wait for let's say.... 3 - 4 weeks to see the full results. I even have my husband in on this. He will be trying the Ocean Breeze body wash.

Let me just say this. When I was invited to sign up, I was under the impression that I was only getting 2 products, maybe 3, something like a lotion and a body wash? Which is why I almost fell out my chair when this arrived!

These people don't mess around!

Look, I'll be the first to admit that I'm a Bath and Body works woman but I am so excited to give this a try. My skin is thirsty mainly my feet and my hands and I need some serious help. I'm blaming it on this last baby because it's usually not this bad.

Are you ready to see what was in the box?


GASP!!! I know

So here's the deal. 1 lucky reader will be receive the following:

NEW Suave® Naturals Wild Cherry Blossom Indulgent Body Wash
(just out the beginning of June)
Apricot Exfoliating Refreshing Body wash and
Suave Advanced Therapy Body Lotion

How fun!

To ENTER just leave a comment by July 10th. You can enter as many times as you wish. Every comment counts as an entry. If you don't blog your email address is sufficient. Spread the word!

Sorry open to US residents only

The generous folks at Suave.com are also having a Suave® Shower Yourself Beautiful Sweepstakes.

Each week you can create a different gift registry for yourself for a chance to instantly win your chosen prizes.

Registry prizes are constantly updated, so you'll want to keep going back. The more personal gift registries you create, the more chances you have to be automatically entered to win the grand prize -- the ultimate at-home shower party for yourselves and your friends. Now I don't know about you but I like free stuff.

Visit ShowerYourselfBeautiful.com and enter for your chance to win and spread the word amongst your friends, family and blog readers

Yes click on this link and you will actually see the down loadable Suave® Body Lotion and Body Wash Skin Money-Back Guarantee Form


HUGE SALE @ www.treatsforyoursweets.etsy.com on baby blanket bundles!
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