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October 3, 2015

Liebster Award

I was recently nominated by Rosy from Just My Rosy Life  for the Liebster Award. This is an award given to new bloggers from other bloggers as a way to discover new blogs. I have 11 questions to answer that Rosy has asked and I've nominated 2 bloggers whom I will ask questions.  This is a great way to get to know other bloggers.  

Here are the questions I was given: 

  1. Who is your favorite super hero and why? - My favorite Super Hero is Batman. I'm not sure why.  I just have always enjoyed the movies and the comics.
  2. If a movie was made of your life, what genre would it be and who would play you? It would probably be an indie film because my life is so dang unique and random. And hmmmm I have no clue who would play me?
  3. What is one of your weird quirks? - I have to make lists for EVERYTHING!
  4. What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning? Feed the dogs.  LOL Seriously, they drive my nuts so it HAS to be the first thing I do. 
  5. Describe yourself in three words. Simple. Sarcastic. Independent.
  6. What is the one thing you have always wanted to do? See wild whales from a boat.
  7. Who do you admire the most and why? My mom - because she put up with me haha.
  8. If you had access to a time machine, where and when would you go? Back to my childhood. Because i loved it!
  9. What do you enjoy most about blogging? Getting to try out new products for campaigns.
  10. If you could add a person to Mt Rushmore, who would it be and why? Uhhh duh myself!
  11. What is your favorite book and why? The KonMari book because it changed my life!
Here are the questions for my nominees:
  1. If a movie was made of your life, what genre would it be and who would play you?
  2. What is one of your weird quirks?
  3. What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
  4. Describe yourself in three words.
  5. What is the one thing you have always wanted to do?
  6. Who do you admire the most and why?
  7. If you had access to a time machine, where and when would you go?
  8. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
  9. If you could add a person to Mt Rushmore, who would it be and why?
  10. What is your favorite book and why?
I am nominating:

Lindsay from The Flynnigans

The Rules for My Nominees

  1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions designated by the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate up to 11 other new bloggers with less than 200 followers and notify them.
  4. Give your nominees a list of questions they have to answer.
  5. Display the Liebster Award Logo on your page.
  6. List these six rules on your post.
Have fun with this ladies!
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October 2, 2015

Instant Bright Eyes + A Giveaway

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I don't always wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed and I'm sure you don't either.   The good news is that there's a way for you to reduce under-eye wrinkles or circles in as little as 15 minutes.   The all-day result is thanks to 100% freeze-dried collagen fibre eye pads and new ingredient from Reviva Labs called Myoxinol.   Myoxinal is from the Hibiscus flower and it gives you anti-wrinkle enhancement.  

This is such a fast way to get results.  I mean literally within minutes of using these, my eyes looked lifted in the area underneath them.   It even can minimize the appearance of crows feet and dark circle.   This is a great thing to do before a photo shoot or before an important meeting when you want to look your best. The Myoxionol infused into Collagen helps relax skin tissue for Botox-like action. And the best part is you don't have to actually get Botox for this type of result. 

I'm telling you that you can feel so much more confident with something like this. It was so easy to use and it was a nice way to just relax while I let the kit do it's thing on my eyes!

Also, Reviva Labs is giving away a Collagen Fibre Eye Pads w/ Myoxinol Kit to one lucky reader!

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October 1, 2015

Willow Tree Collectibles Give The Gift of Love

When you're looking for a gift that will really touch someone's heart, a figurine from the Demdaco Willow Tree collection is the perfect choice.

These lovely, delicate figurines commemorate all of life's special moments, from the magic of events like engagements, weddings and anniversaries to the quiet, private joys of love, friendship, and family. Whether your gift is in celebration of a holiday, recognition of a personal milestone, or just to say "I love you", a Willow Tree figurine will deliver your message with warmth and charm.

The original of each and every Willow Tree sculpture is painstakingly hand carved by renowned artist Susan Lordi, who uses her own family and friends as models. The figurines are cast in resin from her carvings and each one is painted by hand in the soft, warm colors for which the collection is known.

One of the most appealing aspects of this lovely collection is the fact that the figures are created with enough detail to make them instantly memorable, but are anonymous enough to make it easy for anyone to "see" themselves in the sculpture. The artist says she hopes that this unique style keeps the interpretation of each piece open, enabling the viewer to personalize it and decide the meaning.

But one overriding sentiment shines through in each and every one of the figurines: love. Whether the sculpture shows a couple, a group, a family, or a single person, it's impossible to miss the emotional message of affection and appreciation. The artist's consummately skillful rendering of the gestures of human emotion, from tender hugs to quiet thoughtfulness to exuberant happiness, speaks directly to the heart.

This adaptability means Willow Tree line of collectibles is perfect for those occasions when the right words are hard to find. When you want to share a message of courage, faith, healing, or hope, a Willow Tree figurine will "speak" for you.

Willow Tree collectibles are affordably priced and are available through select retailers nationwide or though online dealers like Coppins Gifts (

When you want to show someone just how much you care, the gift of a Willow Tree figurine is the perfect way to tell them what's in your heart.
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Custom Made Suits for Ladies and Gentlemen

A custom tailor maintains the old world tradition of coming to your home or office, by appointment only, for a fashion consultation and to fit your body perfectly with a suit that will be hand-stitched combining high quality craftsmanship with modern computer technology.

The precision and care that is put into each stitch and seam results in elegant stylish custom “one of a kind statement pieces” that have pleased The Royal Family, political leaders, and others.

Operating world wide, Sabatini of London is a prime example of an Executive Suit Maker.


Unbelievably, Mr. Sabatini personally picks each swatch from hundreds of the finest quality fabrics from all over the world including Italy, Great Britain and Switzerland. Whether wool, linen, or cotton, you can feel the difference in the high class materials, some of which cost between $200 and $300 per yard wholesale.

The best fabric for year-round wear is 100 percent all-weather woven wool. Even in hot weather, you can be comfortable because wool is a natural fiber that breathes and whisks away perspiration. You can also choose from a selection of cotton and linen for the warmest days.

Other elegant fabrics include the pricey, but well worth it, 100 percent pure cashmere. The top quality Mongolian cashmere is heirloom quality and is the most luxurious and softest. A “dream” suit is one made from a super cashmere and wool.


ENGLISH – The most popular of the suit fashions, the double breasted jacket has square shoulders with little padding, and there are two side vents.

ITALIAN - The padded shoulder is high and wide. The jacket usually has pockets without flaps, and the pants have a low waist and diagonally cut pockets.

FRENCH - The jacket is flared and very long, and the pants are normally bell-bottomed and without pleats.

GERMAN - The jacket shoulder is low and natural. The prominent chest provides room on the inside for pockets to hold wallets, pens, notebooks, etc.

AMERICAN - The shoulder is more natural with little or no padding. Jackets usually have three buttons, with only the center button fastened, and the pockets have flaps. The pants usually have no pleats, and the leg fit is close.

SABATINI STYLE – Taking designs from the best features of all the styles, Sabatini adds its own unique suggestions such as the executive single breasted two-button suit with no vents and sleeves with four buttons. Two outside flap pockets can be folded inside, and there are inside pockets to hold your cell phone, pocket computer, and more.

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My Week in Meals

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Ratatouille Flatbread
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Creamy Penne with Chicken

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Oven Roasted Chicken, Asparagus, and Couscous

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Seared Steak with Cauliflower Mash

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Salmon with Green Beans, Tomatoes, and Potato Mash

Which is your fav?  Follow me on Instagram for daily uploads!
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Little Changes that Make A Big Difference in A Home

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Ever since we moved into our house we have done little things here and there to make it nicer.  These little details actually make a big difference.  

Here are some examples:

|Door Knobs|

It makes such a big difference doesn't it?  These are from Unhinge Hardware.  Unhinge is a great place to go to get hardware for your home and bath at the lowest price possible.  They also offer free shipping, next day delivery, and they have great customer service!   

Adding curtains or window treatments to a room in your home can really complete the look and it gives you added privacy.

|Area Rugs|
Area Rugs can really spice up a room because they take away from the monotony of the solid floor.  They are a fun way to make a statement too.

I love flowers on the outside of any home. They are very welcoming and give great curb appeal!

|Wall Decor|
Wall decorations don't have to be expensive.  Adding decals to any room makes a HUGE difference.

What little upgrades and changes have you made around your home?

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