Tuesday, January 15, 2013

007. House Party Happenings

I just got picked for my 7th House Party and my 2nd Pullups House Party. I'm pretty excited about this though because I'm in the process of potty training our 2 year old, Landon. My party pack included the following: 28 Pull-Ups samples (size 2t-3t) 1 boy and 1 girl same for everyone that attends, 14 Pull-Up coupon books, 14 party hats, 14 blow-out noise makers, 1 Exclusive Pull-Ups Training Fun Celebration App sticker and download info, 14 reward progress chart activity, Pull-Ups 'First Flush' celebration coloring sheets. I'll post pictures from my party! :)

006. Liebster Award

 Thank you Annie, for nominating me! :) 
 This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers...the award is then passed along to other bloggers in the same category to help spread the word and support one another. 
❥ Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves. 
❥ Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, and then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to. 
❥ Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post. 
❥ Go back to their page and tell them about the award. 
❥ No tag backs. 
❥ I probably wear makeup a total of 8-10 times a year.
❥ I'm addicted to the color pink and animal prints.
❥ I love to clip coupons.
❥ I have a son who's highly functioning Asperger's.
❥ I'm absolutely addicted to my Samsung Galaxy S3.
❥ I've been a SAHM since 2007.
❥ I'm in the process of planning our wedding.
❥ We're about to be the proud owners of a 2013 Traverse 1LT.
❥ I'm a total mamarazzi. Love my Canon T2i.
❥ I love to cook and bake.
❥ My dream destination is Paris, France.
❥ What is the biggest thing on your bucket list that you want to accomplish? Get married
❥ What did you want to be when you were a kid?  An elementary school teacher
❥ What is your favorite topic to blog about? My boys
❥ What is your favorite YouTube video currently? Hmmm, I don't have one actually.
❥ If you were to get married in the near future, where would your ceremony take place? If you're already married, where did your ceremony take place? We're getting married next month and I'm in the process of changing venues! :)
❥ What is your favorite gemstone? Diamonds
❥ If you given a plane ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go & why? Paris, France. It's always been somewhere I've wanted to go. Not only that, I'm fluent in French. I'd love to put it to use! :)
❥ What is your favorite scent? Forever Red and Paris Amour from Bath & Body Works
❥ What is your favorite time of year & why? Christmas. I absolutely love everything about the holiday. Family, food, shopping, vacations and the start to a new year.
❥ What is your favorite dessert? Cheesecake
❥ Are you a coffee, energy drink, or tea drinker? I do love me some Starbucks coffee!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

005. Influenster; Palmolive Fresh Infusions

I was one of the lucky ones to get chosen for one of these awesome Palmolive Voxbox's. I have to say I was really excited about this one because as a busy mother of 5, I'm always washing dishes. Out of the three scents my favorite is the Ginger White Tea. As soon as I got my box in the mail, I started a round of dishes. Just a little bit of this stuff goes a long ways. I was able to do quite a bit of dishes. Everything came out squeaky clean and sparkling. I didn't see any water spots like I would with Ajax and my dishes actually smell clean. I would highly recommend these to anyone. They all smell great and work the same. I ended up giving the Lime Basil to my Mom, she loves it. You can find these at your local Walmart. Thanks for picking me Influenster to review this complimentary product! :)

Palmolive's website, where you can read about many of their fabulous products.
Influenster Review Page for Palmolive

004. Influenster; Cosmo Voxbox 2012


I was so excited when I got picked for my very first Influenster Voxbox. I had been signed up since February '12 and hadn't gotten picked till December '12, lol. Below are the items included in my box and my reviews for each item.


This box included: Ghirardelli; Sea Salt Escape, 2 Pilot FriXion erasable gel pens, a Venus Embrace razor with a Venus/Olay refill blade and a bottle of Forever Red from Bath & Body Works.

These little chocolate squares are absolutely delicious. There was just enough salt to provide a great counterpoint to the sweetness of the chocolate. I had to force myself to put them down but ended up finishing the whole bar in one sitting. Highly recommended.

I love the Venus Embrace razors. It's always been my razor of choice even before receiving the Cosmo Voxbox. Though I was really excited to receive another because I was in need of a new one. I love that I have to only go over an area once and the hair is gone. The Olay razor refill left my skin feeling silky smooth. Highly recommended this razor and both blades.

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These Pilot FriXion gel pens are amazing. They write smoothly and erase smoothly. Major perk, no eraser dust. I just recently found out they make erasable highlighters. I'll be purchasing more of the pens and the highlighters soon. I have a thing for pens/highlights. Especially being a busy mom, always on the go. Highly recommend these.

I saved the best for last. Forever Red by Bath & Body Works. My new favorite scent. It's very feminine and sweet. This is the description that B&BW has for it: Our most luxurious longest lasting fragrance blends opulent notes of fiery red pomegranate and delicate peche de vigne, a rare and fleeting French peach. Soft petals of red osmanthus give way to notes of addictive velvety marshmallow and a surprising finale of rich vanilla rum that leaves an unforgettable impression. The little bottle in the box was valued at $10.00. The full size is $44.50, which I have purchased since receiving the sample and my favorite item from the line is the triple moisture body cream which is $20 but worth every penny. I really want to get the bath gel which is $18 and the rollerball/lip duo which is $15. I have some coupons that I need to use so I see a trip in my near future. Highly recommend!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

003. Recipe; Sloppy Joe Squares

Instead of the recipe tab, I'm going to post each one in a new post on the blog. I think I may do the same for my reviews as well and leave Influenster to have it's own spot. Just because on the page tabs you have to make everything on one entry. I don't care for that much. Anyways, here is a new recipe we tried tonight. It put a twist on our family favorite, sloppy joes. I served it with seasoned fries.

1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef  (I used 2lbs)
1 can (15.5 oz) sloppy joe sauce  (I used a 16oz can of tomato paste and 2 packets of McCormick's Sloppy Joe season)
2 cans (12 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated Big & Buttery crescent dinner rolls
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (I used 4 cups)
1 tablespoon sesame seed (Optional as I excluded this)

1) Heat oven to 350°F. In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in sauce (or if you do it my way, the paste and season packets). Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.

2) Unroll 1 can of the dough; place in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Press in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of dish. Spread beef mixture over dough; sprinkle with cheese. Unroll second can of dough; place over cheese. Sprinkle with sesame seed.

3) Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and dough is golden brown. Cut into squares to serve.

Link to original recipe: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/sloppy-joe-squares/d5923ff9-fd94-4e00-94f6-293c0f97ba70


This was really good, cheap and quick. Those are the best kind of Sunday meals! :)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

002. Bauble Swap

I recently signed up for a Bauble Swap and I'm so excited about it. If you haven't signed up yet, you should check it out. If you love making new friends and love a little bling bling, this is just for you!

If you signup, you might just get paired with me! :D

001. Blue-ly Blessed is born.

I'm really excited about this fresh start. I've decided to start this blog as a new year's resolution sorta thing. I feel that blogging is going to help me relieve a lot of stress, frustrations and even share a lot of happiness. I do have a LiveJournal account but I feel that I can do more here on Blogger. I'm really looking forward to sharing all my life, love and motherhood experiences with all of you. Hope you'll follow me on this journey called life! :)