Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Want in on Hello Miss Niki's AWESOME Giveaway?

Hello Miss Niki is an awesome make-up blog that I am currently following.  It's informative, it makes me giddy like a school girl when I read about the make-up that I can run out and buy cause it's awesome, and cause I'm addicted to make-up, my husband says I'm a make-up hoarder...potato/potatoe...I say I'm a Make-Up LOVER ;)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Featured Post: Sunny's Corner - DIY Rice Toner

As promised, I asked a ton of friends to help me with my "Featured" blog posts.  Small little posts, that are geared for the frugal, the DIY'er or the Nature lovers. They are informative and everything here has been tested. I also promised to post things that I myself would use or would love to have, this is one of those things!

Why am I doing this again? Week 2 Day 8

For those of you who read my first post about my weight loss journey, well you got an eyeful.  I'm happy to report that I didn't lose my mind, but I did lose some weight, yay me!

Friday, January 25, 2013

I am a Closet Ugly Girl....

I am a closet ugly girl.  For those of you who don't know what I mean (and I'm sure you do, denial is a very bad thing, ha, ha) here is an explanation:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

House Party Campaign - GRAMMY Glam

Stay tuned for a fun and exciting blog about my upcoming campaign for House Party!  I was one of the lucky few to be chosen as part of a PARTY campaign! 

The theme?


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Not so Naked Eyes....

Check out the latest palette from Urban Decay! NAKED Eye Basics.  I have really relied on my NAKED palette in the past and it never let me down! My eyes couldn't believe what they saw, I found it at this nifty blog all about Make-Up and more! (Thanks to Miss Niki)

Can't wait to convince the Mr. to let me hit the store and get this little beauty this weekend!

My favorite look from my first Urban Decay Naked Palette

Yeah...that's me. Hello!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DIY Addiction

I come from that school of thought, "Why buy something, when you can make/create/build/cook/bake yourself?" I will be the first to admit, that not EVERYTHING can be DIY, and well let's face it...not too many of us are up for the challenge either.  But I enjoy it, it's the over-achiever in me.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Smile360 Campaign - The Adventures of Flat Smiley Week 2

The weekend was brought to a close as Flat Smiley found himself in the perils of danger....but what most people don't know is that "Danger" is his middle name....See who won in the Battle -

Flat Smiley vs. The King of the Jungle

Our hero *swoon*

Party Planning 101 - Don't Break the Bank!

In another life, I might have been a GRAND event coordinator.  I can turn the most simple of ideas and turn them into something pretty amazing...yes, I'm awesome.

Why am I doing this again? Week 1 Day 1

I think I typed and retyped this post a few times, thinking to myself...."umm, why are we doing this again?" Then I just remind myself that I recently got winded going up a flight of stairs, that I have trouble breathing, that my blood pressure is through the roof, that I'm still young and that I have 3 kids to think about.  If that's not enough, I've been living in yoga pants and loose fitting tops for the last several months....it's not a good way to live (especially since I want to start a fashion feature, and who wants to model ill fitting clothes??? Not this gal!).

Friday, January 18, 2013

Getting to know me?

I wasn't sure if I should add an 'About Me' post. But then I thought to myself, what if I was someone else reading my blog, and then I would be all "OMG, this chick is awesome, who is this mystery woman". Yeah...I'd be just like that.

Be a Rescuer!!

Are you a rescuer? If you're not...you should be.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Smile360 Campaign - The Adventures of Flat Smiley

Greetings Earthlings! Stay tuned for the wonderful and exciting adventures of...


Guess who infiltrated NASA? 

BzzAgent Review - MorningStar Farms Animal Style!

If you are familiar with the popular chain of the West Coast In-n-Out, then I tip my hat to you! *tips hat*.

I mean, this place is pretty awesome.  They even have a secret menu, I mean, you know you're the epitome of "Cool" if you can get away with a secret menu. This place is so coveted, people who have been to California and have experienced it, TRULY want an In-n-Out near them.  There was even a hoax played on the poor people of NYC, how cruel...shame on you!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


In case you haven't noticed...I've joined the revolution! Ok, ok...I'm not that much of a revolutionary, but I did join Twitter (like a million years later, yeah, yeah i'm a certified procrastinator)...follow me, it's going to be a fun ride ;)

Tweet, tweet!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Do you have what it takes to INFLUENCE?

If you love to influence people, and love to review...well just about anything.

Then head on over to Influenster, where influencing your friends and neighbors is cool ;)

Stay tuned for my influencing reviews...

BzzAgent Campaign - Morning Star

Stay tuned for my upcoming review on the MorningStar Farms campaign from BzzAgent.

Not only will I review the product, I'll share a recipe with you...you're welcome!

Come back later this week to find out what I have in store for my family and I.  

If you want to try these out for yourselves, or if you want to try them out and comment on my blog about what you thought of them.  You can find them here and since I'm so awesome, you can use a coupon as well. 

Sheer Pandemonium? Save us Claritin-D

We are a society of SHEER PANDEMONIUM, we sensationalize the dumbest things on the news, and the really important stuff gets sent to the back burner.  So it's colder than usual in California, ummm, wear an extra sweater, whip out that scarf you bought for your trip to the East Coast (yeah, where people really know about messed up weather) and suck it up.  The news is just a smorgasbord of "Flu Pandemonium". It's cold, people get sick, it sucks...moving on.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Swaggable Campaign - Yay, I'm Invited!

Imagine my surprise when I received my first campaign invitation for Swaggable! I can't wait to update you all after trying out my first product campaign.

Smiley360 Campaign - Flat Smiley

Stay tuned and find out how I set this super simple campaign trail in a blaze of glory (courtesy of smiley360)....the many adventures of Flat Smiley are coming your way!

Meet Flat Smiley -

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Campaign for Smiley360 - Campbells® Slow Kettle® Style Soups

Campbells® Slow Kettle® Style Soups: Thx Campbells® Slow Kettle® for the free soup and other cool stuff! Receive a $1 off coupon http://bit.ly/YVxW1D #SlowDownAndSavor *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.

Look at what I found!

I stumbled upon this site. Check out this post, and you too can try out Suave's Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil!

You're welcome =)

What? I'm important? That's crazy talk...

Can I just start off by saying that I am a huge, huge fan of FREE stuff??? Ok, phew, glad I could get THAT off my chest. Now, on to the good stuff!

I had to get up and blog, yes this early in the morning. BECAUSEEEE...I was awaken by the sound of a text message on my phone.  #1 it scared the holy smokes out of me, and #2 my phone has been without service for a few months now.  So of course, like the rational person that I am, I instantly thought GHOST!!!! But that's just silly....or is it?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Glow year round

I'm not a huge fan of sun tanning, not only do we hear time and time again about how bad for our skin the sun is (of course, in moderation and with the right SPF coverage, it's fine), but it causes premature aging, and well who wants to wind up looking like Magda from There's Something About Mary?  

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Oooooohhhh, Ahhhhhhh....

Remember these guys from Toy Story?

That is sort of what I looked like this afternoon. My eyes glossed over, all my attention just zeroing in on one thing....yes folks, something that I had long awaited.

YayeeYay...We be Gel-ing.....

I don't think Ice Cube rapped THAT particular tune, but that's just me being dorky.  It's my "urban" intro of the day. No? Ok.

Anyways, on to the topic at hand (no, not Ice Cube) my journey with BzzAgent  led me to this comfy campaign - 

(see what I did there? Gel, gel-in, Ice cube...*sigh* nevermind)

I received the invitation for this campaign back in May, and it ran until July.  So basically, good old Dr. Scholl wanted me to walk around as much as I possibly could, and then report back to him what I thought of his Gel Insoles, that are supposed to massage my feet, ok, they really aren't going to "massage" your feet, but the good news is, your feet will be happy!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Rehab...for your face?

CoverGirl & Olay??? Say what???!!

Enter this right here....

Future Campaigns

My mailbox is going to be crammed with all the bzz kits I'm due to receive in the weeks to follow.

Express Yourself...with Glade

I'm a huge fan of the Glade brand, like HUGE.  You'd think I had stock in the stuff, I buy it when it's on sale, I buy it when it's sold at the club stores, I buy it even if it's not on sale.

I like that I can make my house smell like apples & cinnamon, a Hawaiian breeze, I mean geez, I can even make the boys room smell like clean linen! Those people that come up with the fragrances at Glade deserve a pat on the back!

Did I make Prom Queen?

I'm eagerly awaiting to start on new campaigns from a few new WOMM sites I joined recently.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

What's that you say? Candy CAN be good for you?

What do Beer and a Beheading have in common?

I bet you didn't know that beer and beheadings went together. Yeah, neither did I.  Enter Stella Artois 9-Step Pouring Ritual.

The Gift that keeps on Giving....

This campaign pulled on all my heart strings and in the hopes of not sounding like a complete and utter cornball....this was one of my all time favorite campaigns.  In this campaign for BzzAgent, I was on the giving end of the campaign and I was more than happy to do it.

Afrin(R) No Drip....The Nose Knows

My son recently asked me to explain what "a play on words" meant.  I felt the need to oblige, hence the title. Yeah, I'm dorky like that.  While I think it's part of my charm, my 12 year old doesn't seem to think so *smirk*

CoverGirl Blast Flipstick

I recently joined a BzzAgent campaign for the well known brand CoverGirl. I mean who wouldn't?  CoverGirl has been a makeup staple worn by woman for decades.  Normally, i'm a stickler for certain makeup, but I don't care who you are, or what walk of life you're from, at least ONCE in your life you've worn, used and owned a CoverGirl product.

Redbox Instant by Verizon....The skinny

I belong to a super smart and savvy group of people on a WOMM site (word of mouth marketing site) known as BzzAgent.  One of the 6 campaigns I'm currently a part of is "Redbox Instant by Verizon".  I was excited to hear all the buzzz that was stirring for this campaign.  I mean, what could be better, right? A site that not only allowed you to stream movies, but you could link up your Redbox account to it as well....AND it was by Verizon??? A dream come true....or so I thought.  Let me start off by saying, that I REALLY wanted to give this service an A++, but to my utter dismay....for lack of a better word....SUCKED!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bzzing my way to the world of WOMM

I discovered the world of WOMM (word of mouth marketing), back in 2009.  I remember it quite well, it had been almost a year since I had given birth to my third child and during my pregnancy I had joined an Expectant Mother's group for the month of my due date.  I met a ton of great ladies, whom I still keep in close contact with via Facebook.