Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blogger's Spotlight - May Edition

Blogger's Spotlight - May Edition

Friday, April 26, 2013

Intro to - Fysiko Eyelash Growth Serum (First 2 weeks)

Credit | Via

If you're like me, and love makeup and especially false eyelashes, you know that it eventually take a toll on your natural lashes.

Lately, and as much as I hate to admit it, I started noticing that I was losing a ton of eyelashes, almost on a daily basis.

I was then approached with an opportunity to work with a company called Fysiko.

BzzAgent Review - Kellog's Frosted Flakes Chocolate Choco-Zucaritas

Did you all know I was a knife wielding expert? Just kidding.

I'm baaaackkkk....with some MORE bzzzzz, made possible by BzzAgent! I got invited to yet another campaign to try out a brand that I love already, Kellog's

Being that I grew up in a mexican household, I know ALL about Choco-Zucaritas, which translates to Choco Frosted Flakes, pretty cool right?

I remembering going to Mexicali to visit my grandmother, and her having this brand of cereal on top of the refrigerator.  This was such a treat! So let's get this review on the road shall we???!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Do you want to be our next Facebook Fan of the Week?

Beside this blog, I host a Facebook Fan page.  Since the majority of my fan base right now are friends and family and a few people who I've gotten the opportunity to meet along the way, and who are NOT bloggers I decided to do something for them as well (I'm currently hosting a blogger contest here).

A new FAN of the WEEK will be announced every Thursday at 10:00am. For now, it's just for the bragging rights, but once I hit that 100 fan mark and so on, I'll be hooking it up with cool little prizes, so don't miss out!

Get active, go check it out :] Find me here on Facebook.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Book Review - The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep

For me, gone are the days of little to no sleep.  Gone are the days, that I'd show up to work, with a different colored shoe (that looked the same in the dark) and deep dark circles under my eyes.

I let go of that torch and passed it on to the next set of olympiads, the great athletes we call new moms that have to do the Baby Triathlon day and night, all of course training to be where I am today...Getting Great Sleep.

But what if you're still training? How do you do it? What do you do? Will you survive? 

The answer to all these questions and more, is in this great book "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep" written by Harvey Karp, M.D., a distinguished pediatrician and child development specialist.

Products I Love Sunday - Homemade Harvey Review

Credit | Homemade Harvey via

I was introduced to Homemade Harvey, by my husband.  I think I fell in love with him all over again! But before I did, I had to grill him for over an hour, and demand to know why he was just NOW telling me about this brand and product! He brought home three pouches...yes, I said pouches (more about that in a minute). I got ransacked by my 5 year old, he let me have a "taste" and if you have kids that age, you'll know that a "taste" is more than likely, having to lick a bottle cap or something, in my case, he put some on my finger and said "There...I shared"

"TEACHER! The dog ate my homework...err, Money!" - One of Those Days

Ever have one of those days? Where everything is going awesome and then BAM! Nonsense happens....

Let me tell you how I showed up at my local Wells Fargo, with a sheepish grin and explain to them, how THIS happened....

Friday, April 19, 2013

Swaggable Review - GoGo Squeeze AppleApple Flavor

I recently received an invitation from Swaggable to try out a snack item for a campaign.  The kids were familiar with the product, so I accepted.  Let me just say, that these guys anxiously awaited their GoGo Squeeze to arrive in the mail.

I think that they thought I was going to get more than one, because for other campaigns I usually get a ton of product, and like I've mentioned before, the food campaigns are THEIR FAVES!!

Why am I doing this again? Week 12 Day 89

Ok, so for those of you who have followed along with my weight removal posts, I apologize for not updating on my progress, which hasn't been much *sad face*

Like I mentioned in previous posts, I am a yo-yo dieter, it's a vicious cycle and I've struggled with my weight my entire life.  And yes, I do get depressed when clothes doesn't look as good on me as it used to, or my face has 6 chins *sigh* It sucks, because I know how thin I really can be!! It takes so much work, to go from just eating what your heart desires to really taping your mouth shut and telling yourself no, I can't take rejection, haha!

The last time I updated, was about 7 weeks ago, while I haven't added a massive amount of weight, but I also haven't removed a massive amount of weight either.  I also haven't been eating the way I would like, and although I don't eat take-out or fast food, I do cook all our meals, it's hard to eat super healthy when you're on a budget.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

BzzAgent Review - Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream

Here we are again people, I'm getting back into the groove of posting almost daily again...and it feels sooo good!

Some of my favorite campaigns from BzzAgent are makeup related, you'd think food (at least if you saw me in person anyway, but I'm working on that ;] ) but the food ones are actually my kids' favorite campaigns.  

So when BzzAgent invited me to join the Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream campaign, I jumped on the BB Cream bandwagon.

No Kid Hungry Campaign - Sponsored by Fleischmanns Yeast

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to ask a simple favor, if you would PLEASE "like" my virtual bake sale (at least one item per day can be liked). It's to raise money for the No Kid Hungry Campaign.  You do not have to purchase anything!! Just "Like", I'd really appreciate it and the kids will, too!  



Here is the link to use:

Vote for my #BakeSale to support @NoKidHungry. http://apps.facebook.com/ach-vbs/f/1045

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

BzzAgent Review - Green Giant Veggie Snak Chips

Sooo...when you think of Green Giant, don't you INSTANTLY think of vegetables?? Come on, be honest, because I know I'm not alone in this!  Imagine my surprise when I was invited by BzzAgent to join and try out the Green Giant Veggie Snak Chips campaign.  I thought to myself with an instant *eye roll* "Oh no, here we go, yet ANOTHER company trying to get into a whole new niche", little did I know how wrong I would be!

BzzAgent Review - Children's Claritin Allergy

As part of a BzzAgent campaign, I was invited to try out Children's Claritin Allergy.  

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

DIY Event - A Wedding UNDER $5,000

(Hi! I'm the CRAZY bride who put together her entire wedding and turned it into a DIY Project)

Call me crazy (no, really, just call me Crazy), but I planned and budgeted for my wedding and put together the ENTIRE event MYSELF for UNDER $5,000. This was no small feat folks, I wish I would have had a blog then just to document all the CRAZINESS that I had to go through.

But it all boils down to this...RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH!!! I'll share some tips, tricks and a few pics of how I managed to save a TON of $$$ on my own wedding!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Product Review - Jamberry Nails

It seems that EVERYWHERE you look these days, there is a new nail craze and EVERYONE has to try it.

Me, I'm not big on doing my nails.  Usually, I let a pro go to town with my manicures, for two reasons (very important ones...I promise)

Step into Spring with MotelRocks

Are you a Spring Good Girl or Bad Girl?

It seems as though spring is EVERYWHERE, from the pastels to the fluffy cute ducks and bunnies, but I have to be honest here, I’m a Spring Bad Girl.  I love dark colors, and you’d have to dare me to wear pink.  Where does your spring attitude lie? Are you daring? Do you love to use bold colors and make a statement? Or are you more demure and proper? Do you enjoy a more sexy frill?   I think MotelRocks offers gals a little bit of everything.  From a Spring Good Girl to a Spring Bad Girl, there’s pieces you can use to make a statement all your own. I’ve used some of MotelRocks newest arrivals!