Ask Away...: June 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

FortuneKeeper Jewelry Review


Did you ever open a fortune cookie, get a great meaningful fortune, and tell yourself “I need to remember this!”?   Well, now you can keep it for as long as you wish with FortuneKeeperJewelry.  FortuneKeeper Jewelry is jewelry that you can slip your fortune inside to keep on display.  They make necklaces, zipper pulls, and keychains.  They come in beautiful and fancy designs.

I received a Zipper Pull FortuneKeeper so I can wear it on my purse. My design was the key of success…because I love keys!  They even sent some fortunes along.  It was super easy to slide the fortune in and it stayed in no matter what my purse went through.  Everytime I went to open my purse, I would see my fortune and smile!! It’s a great gift and a great idea for a loved one!!  

I received no monetary compensation for this review. I received a product sample for the purpose of my review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.


Friday, June 29, 2012

My Wild Week...

So basically my week was filled with cleaning, fishing, and relaxing.  So exciting right?  Earlier in the week I cleaned almost every square inch of my house.  I'm talking, dusting, steam cleaning (5 times in each room), mopping, scrubbing, and even polishing the wooden panels that line the walls!!!  I went crazy in my bedroom and ended up organizing my dresser top where all my makeup is.  And when I say organized I mean everything facing the same direction and everything. Yep, I went cray cray!


I have several makeup organizers so I put those to great use!!


Last night I stopped into Dick's Sporting Goods and I fell in love with this purple Nike shirt.  I have no idea why but I couldn't put it down.  I even looked at the sale rack for something but nothing was there.  I had to have this shirt.  So I put it on last night for a pic, while I used a Merlot Facial Mask on my face.  How creepy do I look?!

All was great last night as I fell asleep, then at 4 am I am awakened by Rocky skittering around my head and neck crying.  He hates thunderstorms and we had a nasty one.  He wouldn't settle down so finally we just had to put him in his cage.  I couldn't stay up any longer since I had to be up at 5:40 for work! 

I am extremely exhausted right now and nearly dozed off on the drive in to my office!
I have a half day of work today then probably going fishing.  Tomorrow I have a BBQ at a friend's and then maybe going to a lake on Sunday.  Next week is fun because Rocky gets his stitches out and I have Wednesday off for the 4th of July.

What are your plans?!

Summer Fashion Don'ts {{Advice}}

What do you think the biggest fashion DON'T for Summer is?
Anonymous

Dear Anonymous:

Well,  I have a couple... first of all...Super short shorts.  No way.  I already covered how Miley Cyrus messed that one up.   They need to be appropriate and show no cheek.  When you are in public I mean....

And the other one is...Wear a strapless bra as often as you can.  Bra straps are tackier and tackier it seems.

Can you think of any more?


Oofos Review & *Giveaway* Ends 7/6


I love my Oofos!! Yes, it is a funny sounding name, but these shoes are AMAZING!  They are so comfortable and I wear them almost everyday!  They are made to absorb energy so it’s much easier on your feet, legs, and body when you wear them.  They are also durable and machine washable.  Also, they look pretty stylish!  It’s easy to wear them everyday and they have some great bright colors to choose from!

I love my pair of Oofos!!  I received a pink thong pair.  Infact, I didn’t have to get my feet used to them because they were THAT comfortable.  I was concerned that the tread would wear down quickly, but it still hasn’t worn down at all! I wear them for errands, hanging outside by the pool, and for doing tasks inside like cooking, cleaning, and getting ready for work in the morning.  They give me great arch support!

One winner will receive a pair of their choice!!

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Looky What I Caught!


Me and my trout!
Well the other day I went fishing in the Yellow Breeches and guess what I caught on my third cast!! A trout! This is huge for me because I've never even seen a trout in real life let alone caught one.  I was so excited!  No one else around us caught anything that day and neither did Johnny so I was quite proud of myself.  It measured 11.5 inches!

So proud of myself!

Fishing is on my Summer Bucket List because I want to do it as often as I can and we have been going to State Parks but had no luck.   It was catch and release so we let him/her go right away after I snapped one last pic!!   We plan to go fishing again Friday!

Infinity Shoes

Infinity Shoes is an amazing place to find unique and beautiful shoes.  Say you are looking for Lacoste shoes, well, Infinity shoes has a selection of those.  Some people are very brand specific so it’s a good thing they have several shoes by each brand.

Now, even more unique, if you are looking for, say, purple boots, they have those as well!  This is great if you need something very specific for an outfit or for an occasion.   Sometimes going around from department store to department store at the mall can be very exhausting and very time consuming.  It’s much easier to shop online especially at a store that has a great selection.  No one likes the disappointing feeling they get after they search and search and still can’t find something they like.

Infinity shoes has such a great selection of different shoes and brands that you should have no problem finding something that looks great on you.  Their website is very easy to navigate and I like how all the information I need for each shoe is listed right there.  I’m not big on online shoe shopping, so the fact that this website made me happy is great.  Never again will I have to get disappointed and frustrated!  Plus, I hate walking around all day trying on a million different shoes because by the end of the day my feet are swollen and sore so they look funny in anything I try on.  Where’s the fun in that?

Calf Pains {{Advice}}

"I have been doing alot of walking for exercise lately. My calves are so tight and
ache .  What do you suggest doing for the pain?"
Robyn

Dear Robyn:
I get that too, and it's normal.  I actually was told by a masseuse that it's from lack of magnesium, which helps rinse calcium out of your muscles or something like that.  Basically, if you go to a supplement/drug store like GNC, look for a Magnesium supplement.  I take "Calm".  You can also soak your legs in a bath tub full of it mixed with water and it loosens the muscles up.  It really does work, it's amazing.  Also, stretch a lot a lot a lot!!
Good luck!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Bucket List: Horseback Trail Ride

So this past weekend, we checked another thing off of our Summer Bucket List.  Riding horses on a trail!  I have taken horseback riding lessons on and off over the years. I took them when I was 6 for a year or so, then again when I was 11 or 12, then again at 16, and then at 19.   I really want to get back into it but it's time consuming and expensive.

One thing I was never able to do was go on a trail ride and my boyfriend has never been on a horse in his life so this was the perfect oppurtunity for us.  We found a stable in Lancaster called Allimax Farm and they offer 1 and 2 hour trail rides. 

We arrived there around 1:30 and got a tour of the stable where they introduced all the horses.  There were horses and ponies of all different shapes and sizes.  The cool thing was that each one has a personality that is so unique.  Then it was time to watch a safety video, and finally we got to go out to the ring to get our assigned horse.  There were 4 horses.  One was this huge white Percheron named Bert.  He was enormous but the best behaved and they said he is great with beginners.


Bert (Taken from Allimax Farm website)
 The next one was Oreo.  He apparently is testy with certain other horses and he kicks if you get to close behind him on your horse so they normally have him in front of Bert because Bert is so tall that it doesn't matter if he gets kicked at. 

Me and Oreo after our ride
Then there was Harley, which is the horse Johnny got.  Harley was beautiful and great for riding.  Of course Harley and Oreo don't get along, Duh!

Johnny and Harley after our ride
Well as we all get on our horses the other people on the ride with us decided to ride behind each other which left Johnny and his horse behind me and Oreo.  Of course!! It was okay though because I controlled Oreo just fine. The trail ride was about an hour along.  We went through a corn field or two, over a little bridge, up some steeper rocks and hills, and along streams.  It was beautiful and the horses were so well behaved. 

The whole drive home Johnny kept talking about how much fun he had and how much he missed Harley and we both decided we want to try trail riding at other stables in the area!  Can't wait for our next one.  It was a great experience!  And if you live in PA, I highly recommend checking it out at Allimax Farm!

Dogs and Table Scraps {{Advice}}

Do you think it is harmful to give dog's table scraps?
Robyn

Dear Robyn:
Yes, because just as human food is bad for cholesterol and blood pressure in humans, it can be harmful to dogs. It's also a bad habit and they will be more likely to beg when you have guests over.  Instead, give them a healthy all natural dog treat from time to time.  Dogs don't need scraps, but if you give them some, they will obviously want them more often! Break the habit now!
Good luck!

The Perfect Wedding Gift


How beautiful is this locket from Pictures on Gold!? With so many weddings this month and next month, it's the perfect gift.  You can have it engraved with photos and words. It's very affordably priced and it's something that even if not worn, it can be displayed for a lifetime!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Last Minute Necklace Idea


Ever been in a hurry and in your rush to leave your house you can't find a decent necklace to wear? You don't want a tacky one but all your pendants have special themes... well, here's an idea.  Take a chain and string a ring on it.  That always works!! A Mini Rose Ring like the ones at The Trendy Boutique are perfect for that!! Not only is it dainty and elegant when worn on your fingers but it's the perfect touch for a necklace with basically any outfit!!!!

Hollywood Fashion Tape Shapes Review & *Giveaway* Ends 7/3

Okay, I am a huge fan of Hollywood Fashion Secrets because of all the must-haves for my wardrobe, but my favorite item has always been their fashion tape.  And now, they have updated the packaging and I love it!! I also love the brilliant idea they came up with of different shapes for their fashion tape!  It's called Fashion Tape Shapes and it was what I had been hoping they would do all along!

I did have a couple minor issues using the straight fashion tape, especially when I used it to keep my breasts from popping out!!  So this was perfect.  There are several different shapes to choose from, all designed with a specific need or type of outfit in mind.


The adhesive held so well, even through an evening of sweating in the afternoon sun!  And the sleek, thing design of the packaging is perfect for slipping in even the tiniest of clutch bags. 

And now.. one lucky winner will get a package of their own!!!
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Rachel Zoe Loves Melie Bianco, Too!



More, specifically, she likes the Melie Bianco Edith Top Handled Bag that I received from Silvia's Handbags!!   I love how uniquely it's shaped and how easy it is to carry. The handle is ideal for me and  there was plenty of room inside for everything I needed for an evening out on the town with friends!! And I love Rachel Zoe so I'm totally stoked she loves the bag as well!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Ugglebo Clogs Review & *Giveaway* Ends 6/29


I absolutely love Ugglebo Clogs!!! They offer a line of wood clogs and  clog boots for women that are so comfortable and look so fabulous!  With Ugglebo Clogs, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to look good! 

I actually received a pair of Bali High Clogs.  They are so comfortable on my feet and very very easy to walk in .  They go with so many different outfits and I even wore them to a cookout and had no problem getting around in the grass and in the stones!  I like how well these are held together, as I don’t have to worry about them coming apart like I have had happen in the past with other shoe brands.

Ugglebo Clogs are great because they can be worn casually and keep your feet comfortable but they look so fancy! The soles are durable and did not wear out after much wear and tear from me.  I wore these clogs A LOT!!!  And I got many compliments. 

One winner will receive a pair of clogs of their own!
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Another Great Weekend


This weekend was pretty great for me.  The weather has been beautiful so I took a half day Friday and floated around in the pool!  Friday night was spent cleaning and watching movies with my boyfriend.  I swear I have seen like every single movie known to mankind!!



Saturday me and the bf headed to City Island in Harrisburg to walk around, take pictures (which I hope to have soon) and see a minor league baseball game of the Harrisburg Senators vs. Trenton Thunder.  The weather was great.  It was pretty hot but there was a lot of shade so it wasn't too bad.  Mini golf was super fun and the baseball game was a blast!  Of course the Senators lost, because everytime I go anywhere, the team I am seeing always loses, but it was still fun.  Saturday night we took so photos of me in some fancy shmancy stuff that I can hopefully have up here soon! 


Oh yea I saw a ton of striped shirts on Saturday too!  Like at one point I was the only person wearing a solid colored shirt!!

Sunday for Father's Day we dropped by my parents' house to go fishing in the creek in the backyard. I caught nothing!  My boyfriend caught.. A LOT!   Oh well, better luck next time right?
Now I am suuuuper excited for horseback riding this weekend!



The Golden Rule of Wearing Shorts

Never ever ever wear shorts THIS short...

Just don't.  Unless you have leggings underneath, this is a huge fashion faux pas!! It's sad because the whole outfit has the possibility to be cute, but not for shopping. I'm not fond of the belly shirt.  The boots are cute but not with the cheeks hangin' out!!!!! Oh well, maybe she's just distracted with her engagement!

University of Alabama Store

University of Alabama shirts are a great way to express school spirit. Even if you aren't looking for clothes, they offer kids items, holiday items and home/office goods.  This is a great place to go to stock up on Christmas gifts or even Birthday gifts.

Need loungewear? There's a huge selection of hoodies and sweats that are perfect for relaxing around your home.  There are also some cool keychains to help show off your team pride! And if you go tailgating you'll love their festive selection of foam hands, koozies, and shakers!

I especially love their fashionable houndstooth collection where they have houndstooth hats, pillows, headbands, and much much more.  Houndstooth is very in right now so what better way to celebrate pride for your team or school AND your love for fashion! They even have houndstooth cufflinks.  That's a great gift for someone! And it's very unique. 

For kids, you have a wide variety of stuffed toys to choose from that are bound to bring a smile to their face! And next time you attend any kind of sporting event, bring your Bama blanket along to keep you warm and use as a cushion in the bleachers! Love the selection!!

L n L Clothing


L n L Clothing is a great place to go to keep up with the latest fashion trends.  They offer the trendiest clothing for a very affordable cost and they have a great selection! If you see it on celebs and on the streets, you can probably find it at L&L!

I received Some Color Block Denim Jeans in pink.  These were perfect for color blocking.  When you color block you have to be careful which colors you use so you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a pair of uniquely colored jeans that you will only wear every once in a while.  This was a much better alternative. They fit great and were super comfy!

  I also received this gorgeous Green Inserts Strapless Dress which was great for formal evening events.  It was very comfy and held itself up just fine.  I loved the fabric, so soft! 

 And finally I received a White V-Neck Blouse with a Sewn In Undershirt.  I love it and where it to work.  It’s classy yet comfy!


I received no monetary compensation for this review. I received a product sample for the purpose of my review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ozeri Artesio Electric Pepper Grinder Review


Sometimes all it takes to add a touch of class and fun to your kitchen is one or two new appliances.  And with the Ozeri Artesio Electric Pepper Grinder, you will have a much more enjoyable kitchen experience!  With an electric pepper grinder there is less mess and less fuss!!




I received one and it’s fabulous.  It’s such a great size and I know I won’t have to refill it often.  It’s super easy to access the pepper grinder and to adjust the grain.  It kept the pepper fresh and it did a great job of grinding it for meals.  I am sensitive to things like pepper so this was very enjoyable for me, as I didn’t inhale huge chunks of pepper as I have in the past.  It looks great on the dinner table as well and is perfect when hosting a nice dinner!

I received no monetary compensation for this review. I received a product sample for the purpose of my review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.


Nuun Review


Nuun is a great way to add flavor to your water.  Water is so boring but it is so necessary to keep your body hydrated.  I have a hard time drinking the recommended amount in a day so I was thrilled when I discovered Nuun. With Nuun, you can choose from so many flavors that are delicious and even unique. 

I received the Banana and Tropical Nuun flavors.  First of all, let me tell you that although banana might seem weird, it wasn’t.  It made me feel like I was snacking while drinking my water.  I actually drank more water because of how delicious it was.  I just dropped a tablet in, watched it dissolve quickly, and then I enjoyed it.  The tropical flavor was great because it tasted like I was just drinking juice.  Totally made me forget that I actually was drinking boring old water!!!

Nuun is all natural and it has under 8 calories so it’s perfect for anyone dieting or watching their weight.   It contains 17 vitamins and minerals so it has a great nutritional value and frankly, I can’t think of one reason why you shouldn’t try it!

I received no monetary compensation for this review. I received a product sample for the purpose of my review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.


Summer Skin Tips

It’s summer and that means that acne breakouts are more prevalent.  Too often, we don’t clean our face after a sweaty moment outdoors.  Also, we tend to come home late after a party or an outdoor festivity, and we go right to bed without properly cleaning our faces!   The summer heat and exposure to UV rays takes a harsh toll on your skin, which is why it’s a good idea to use a product like Resurgence to help keep your skin healthy and prevent wrinkles and aging. 
Now is a great time to stock up on facial skincare products and here are some great Murad coupon codes  Make sure you get a product that will cleanse your skin and remove impurities.  You also need something to fight already existing breakouts and help remove them from your skin.  And don’t ever forget a moisturizer because drying your face out too much can cause just as many problems as having oily skin!

Don’t ever neglect your face.  It’s important to wash it at least twice a day, especially in the morning, and before bed.  Wear sunblock when you are outside and wear UV proctecting makeup.  Make sure to remove your make up every night before bed. 

Adorable Initial Jewelry


If there's one thing I love it's customized jewelry with a name or initials on it!  And Pictures on Gold has some cute Initial Jewelry!  I love initial jewelry because it's so classy and can be worn all the time.  It's something personal, without being tacky. What do you think about initial jewelry?

Anti Monkey Butt Review & *Giveaway* Ends 6/27


It’s summer time and it’s getting hazy, hot, and humid.  Not only is that hard on your hair but it’s also hard on your body, especially when you are a woman.  Once you start sweating you can irritate all your precious lady nooks and crannies especially in a bikini.  Well, that’s why when I tell you about Lady Anti Monkey Butt you are going to be so thrilled! 

Lady Anti Monkey Butt can be sprinkled under your breasts, inner thighs, or even on your behind to help you stay dry and comfy when you are on the beach, at a cookout, or even working out.  It has a light scent and it is very smooth.  It combines calamine and cornstarch to absorb oil and sweat and provides a cooling relief to your body!  Also, it can keep stocking from sticking so it’s great for work during the summer. 

I received a bottle and I absolutely love it and found it 100% effective!!!!!  It smelled great and was barely noticeable.  Of course I knew it was there because I felt so much better.  It’s great for me because I am very active at work, home, outside, inside, everywhere!!  I feel so much better and don’t feel as icky!!!

One winner will receive one Lady Anti Monkey Butt bottle!
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Monday, June 18, 2012

What's Been Goin on Lately...

Well it's been beautiful out so I've been poolin' it up with the pups!!   So funny when they swim.  They want nothing more than to get the heck outta the pool.  I love putting them on a raft and laying next to them.  I got a heck of a sun burn this weekend, ugh!




Poor Rockman.... he had his manhood removed...and his teeth cleaned...and some taken out...and a shot..oh and a bump (cyst) on his head removed.  So this was him on the way to the vet's this am...

and this is him now...

Poor guy! I coulda cried when I saw his stitches!  He seems okay but is sore and I had to get one of those silly puffy collars for him so he can't lick his.. well, you know what.

$476 dollars later....he's still my little man and I love him to pieces!
Us at the Senators Game


Oh..we went to a baseball game and took some photos on City Island in Harrisburg on Saturday... I'll have a post about that up in the next few days.

Soooo...how was your weekend???   And what are you up to next weekend??  I am going to scratch another thing off my bucket list this Summer on Saturday... horseback trail riding! YAY!!
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