June 3, 2013

Giveaway from A Time for Everything via iHeart Organizing

Do you budget?  Do you use a cash envelope system?  You need to check out the amazing Envelope System made by Melissa over at http://www.atimeforeverything.net.  

She has an Etsy shop where she sells these along with other VERY cool items.  

She is visiting Jen at iHeart Organizing to give not 1 but 2 Cash Envelope Systems!!!  2 lucky readers will win a Cash Envelope System.  Hop on over to Jen's blog at http://www.iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2013/05/iheart-cash-envelopes-giveaway.html to enter to win!!  Good luck!!!


April 5, 2013

April is Autism Awareness Month

Check out this sweet magnet from Magnabilities for Autism Awareness.

And look how beautiful it is in a pendant with a necklace.

I am so proud to be a part of a company that supports awareness.
If you would like to buy this or see what else I have to offer, check out my website.


March 28, 2013

Influenster VoxBox

When I was notified that I qualified for the Influenster Sugar 'n Spice VoxBox 2013 I was so excited!  I anxiously waited for my 'box of goodies' to arrive.  They did not disappoint!  Take a look at what I opened my box to.

Included in my box was:  
Nectresse Sweetener
Colgate Optic White Toothbrush, Toothpaste, and Mouth Wash
Belvita Breakfast Biscuits
Vaseline Spray & Go Total Moisturizer
Dickinson's Cleansing Astringent Towelettes
and coupons for the items in the box.

 Nectresse is a 100% natural sweetener.  It tastes just like sugar but without any calories.  In the past, I have used Splenda, which Nectresse is from the maker of Splenda.  I love Nectresse sweetener!!  It comes in packets as well as a container.  You can try this in coffee, tea, water, over cereal, oatmeal...anything you want to sweeten and not have to worry about any calories added.  Nectresse will definitely be a staple in my pantry.

Colgate Optic White is a teeth whitener.  The toothpaste comes in three flavors:  Sparkling Mint, Cool Mild Mint, and Enamel White.  I received the Sparkling Mint flavor...very nice!!

The mouth wash came in the same flavor.  It is enamel safe which is a big thing.  Some mouth washes burn my mouth so bad that I can't keep it in my mouth long.  This mouth wash is refreshing and doesn't burn.

Now, the toothbrush is my favorite part.  It is the coolest thing!  It has whitening cups that wrap around my teeth and the bristles polish my teeth.  I love this toothbrush!!

Colgate Optic White whitens more than 3 shades based on twice daily use for four weeks with results starting in one week.  I am currently in week one and I cannot wait to see the results in four weeks.

 I have an oily face.  So, I was very excited to try the Dickinson's Oil Controlling Towelettes.  It doesn't dry out my face.  The wipes are a blend of Witch Hazel and Aloe, so it is soothing to my face.  They are fragrance free, oil free, and acid free which keeps my face from burning when I use it.  The wipe is mesh, so it washes away dirt and oils.  It has spun lace fibers that clean deep into pores.  These are dermatologist recommended too.  I love that I can throw some packets in my purse and use them anytime I want.

 In my box was a pack of belVita Breakfast Biscuits.  Mine were Cinnamon Brown Sugar, but they also come in Golden Oat, Blueberry, and Chocolate flavors.  Oh man, I would love to try the chocolate ones!!  I am a choco-holic.  Each pack has 4 biscuits in it.  These biscuits release energy regularly and continuously to fuel your body throughout the morning.  They are so crunchy and flavorful.  Very good.  I like that they are in packets so if I am running late I can just throw them and a yogurt or fruit in my purse and I have breakfast on the go.

 My favorite product out of the whole box is the Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer!  It amazes me that someone thought of this.  You just spray it on and rub it in.  It is not greasy or oily.  It is very light.  It comes in three choices:  Total Moizturizer (which is what I received), Aloe Fresh, and Cocoa Radiant.  Total Moisturizer is infused with pure oat extract for healthy soft skin.  Aloe Fresh is infused with pure aloe for healthy fresh skin.  And Cocoa Radiant is infused with pure cocoa butter for healthy glowing skin.  I love this product so much that I want to go get the other two types!  My bathroom will be stocked with these.  Go get yours today!!

 I am so happy that I had the opportunity to get this Influenster VoxBox and try these products.


*Disclaimer:   "I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

March 26, 2013

Everyone Is Watching It

For awhile now, I have been hearing about a show.  I hear people at work talking about it, family members talking about it, strangers talking about it.  So, of course, I had to see for myself.  This show is one of the most hilarious shows I have ever seen.  Which show am I talking about? 

When I first heard about Duck Dynasty, I thought "It is just a reality show about a bunch of hillbillies." So, it took me awhile before I started watching it.  I.AM.HOOKED.  If you watch this show, you are one of millions of people that watch it.  If you do not watch the show, just watch one episode.  It is soooo funny!!

Everyone has their favorite character on the show.  A lot of people share this favortism with me.  I absolutely love Si.  He is a Vietnam Vet.  He tells it how it is.  He carries a big jug of tea and a cup for it at all times.  You will not see him without it.

If you watch this show, let me know what you think about it.


*Disclaimer:  I have not been compensated for this post.  All are opinions and they are my opinions only.

March 5, 2013

I'm a New Magnabilities Consultant!

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February 21, 2013

5 Random Things

I have been struggling with topics for my posts here lately.  Halie over at Penguins, Pasta & Polkadots did a post of 5 random things about herself.  I love reading posts like this and learning about people.  So, I decided to do one too.

5 things you'll find in my purse...
1. Chapstick
2.  My iPad
3.  Bath & Body lotion
4.  A mini flashlight
5.  Hand sanitizer

5 things you'll find in my bedroom...
1.  My fan.  I CANNOT sleep without it
2.  2 bookcases filled with my husband's books
3.  Our dog....LOL
4.  My jewelry armoire
5.  My cpap machine....I have sleep apnea

5 things I've always wanted to do...
1.  Swim with dolphins
2.  Go to New York
3.  Go to Las Vegas
4.  Be a stay at home mom or work from home
5.  Learn sign language

5 random things I'm currently loving...
1.  Pistachios...I can't get enough of them! 
2.  My new office chair
3.  My new medication for my RLS.  It's a patch!  Unless you have RLS, you wouldn't understand.
4.  My iPad.  I am on it constantly for anything and everything.
5.  My iPad case.  I recently dropped my iPad and shattered the screen.  Thank goodness for insurance protection.  It is a must and well worth the money.  This case protects it and has a keyboard!! 

5 weird quirks I have...
1.  I must have the toilet paper roll rolling from the top, not the bottom.   
2.  I MUST have coffee in the mornings or I can't hardly function.
3.  I have to make lists for everything....Groceries, To Do, Packing
4.  When I am looking at the guide on the TV, I have to start at channel 2.  I can't just go from the channel I'm on.
5.  If I see a TV show that I like, I won't watch it unless I go back and watch all the episodes from the beginning.  Like, Modern Family, I saw season 1, but for some reason stopped watching it.  Now I won't watch it until I can go back and watch from season 2 on.

5 random songs from my running playlist...
1.  I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift 
2.  Gangnam Style - Psy
3.  Some Nights - Fun
4.  Baby - Justin Beiber
5.  These Times - Safety Suit

5 favorite TV shows...
1.  Bachelor/Bachelorette
2.  Grey's Anatomy
3.  Scandle
4.  Revenge
5.  Raising Hope

What are some random things about you??


February 18, 2013

The Taste: Tuesday at 8|7c on ABC

Have you ever judged a food dish by taking just 1 bite?  Are you watching the new show The Taste?  It is a cooking reality show starring Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey.  The season started with 16 contestants, in teams of four, all competing for their "spoon" to be chosen as a favorite.  The teams are coached by the four culinary superstars, which happen to also be the judges.  These culinary superstars taste a spoonful sampling of a dish prepared by each team.  However, they DO NOT know which team has prepared which spoon and they decide on their favorite and least favorite.  The judges could end up sending one of their own team members home.  This show is fast paced as the contestants only  have an hour to prepare their sampling.  This week's episode is the Sandwich Challenge.  Tune in to watch.  http://abc.tv/Z3jimp  


Homeschool - I Want to So Bad, but...

Our little man, T, is 5 and will start kindergarten this year.  Something about that has been weighing heavily on my heart.  I want to homeschool him so bad, but I can't.  I work a full time job just to pay off debt.  It breaks my heart that I cannot be a stay at home mom and be with our son, or find a job working from home.  I read a lot of blogs that are about homeschooling and I see the awesomeness that it brings, but I get sad knowing I do not get to do this for our son.  My husband and I are following Dave Ramsey's plan and have been on it for 3 years now.  We have paid our debt down, but there is still so much.  We are still on baby step 2.  I just wish I knew what I could do to make this happen. 

Do you homeschool?  Are you in debt?  How do you do it?  I would love to hear some advice from you?


Now We Know Our ABCs

I saw this over at HeartonGuard and thought it would be fun.  Here goes...

Age: 37
Bed size: Queen
Chore you hate: Dusting
Drink of choice: Diet Coke
Essential start to your day item: A cup of coffee
Favorite color: Pink!
Gold or silver: Silver
Height: 5'4"
Instrument(s) you play: I played the trumpet when I was in high school. 
Job: Account clerk at the local university
Kids: 2 -- 16 year old Z and 5 year old T
Living arrangements: My hubby, sons, and a dog.
Mom's name: rather not say as I'm keeping this anonymous... no real names here... :)
Nicknames: Babe, Baby, JJ
Overnight hospital stay other than birth: I stayed in the hospital for a night when I had my hysterectomy.
Pet Peeve: Rude people!
Quote from a movie: "She thought she was the bees knees 'til she landed flat on her butt." - Shag
Right or left handed: Right
Siblings: 2 older sisters, no brothers
Time you wake up: 5:00am
Underwear: Yes.
Vegetable you hate: Turnip Greens
What makes you run late: Procrastination. Sometimes I just don't feel like getting ready.
Xrays you've had: Teeth and my lower back
Yummy food you make: Chili, Taco Soup, Spaghetti.
Zoo favorite: I love seeing the Bald Eagles at our zoo.


January 29, 2013

Grand Prize Voting!

About a week or so ago I told you about winning 2nd Place in an Organizing Challenge.  I was so happy!! 
I won a cool Off the Floor Rack It!  I cannot wait to use it! 

Well, this week is the Grand Prize Week.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from all four weeks are competing for votes to win the Grand Prize.  Would you help me win and go vote for me here?  I am #8!  Thank you so much!!


January 23, 2013

I Won 2nd Place!!!

I am so excited!!! 

A few days ago I posted asking you all to please vote for me because I was participating in an
Even though I did not win 1st place....I won 2nd place!!!  Wahoo!!! 
Man, I was really trying hard, working my friends, calling and texting and emailing trying to get people to vote for me.  My husband and I desparately need a ClosetMaid Closet System in our master closet (the 1st place prize).  But that's okay. 
For getting 2nd place, I did win an Off the Floor Rack-It valued at $100.  Totally Awesome!!! 
And with pink being my favorite color, I picked out Fuschia because they come in ! 
I cannot wait to get this bad boy hung up in my craft room and organize it. 

I will post pictures when I get it all set up, but until then here is a picture from their website.

And if you voted for me, you do not know how much it means to me!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!


January 21, 2013

The ABCs of Me

Melissa over at After We Tied the Knott filled this out on her blog and I thought it was so cool that I would join in the fun!!

A - Available or married? 

B- Book?
Currently I am reading my Sociology book for my college course. 

C- Cake or Pie?

Strawberry Pie. 

D- Drink of Choice?
Diet Coke. 

E- Essential Item?
Sadly... my iPad. I am on all the time. 

F- Favorite Color?

G- Game to play or watch? 
Football. Especially live. Go Titans!!'

H- Hometown?
LaVergne, TN

I- Indulgence?

J- Job?
Account Clerk at the local University. 

K- Kids and names?
Z and T

L- Life is incomplete without?
My family

M- Music group or singer?
Safety Suit

N- Number of siblings?

O- Oranges or apples?

P- Phobias/Fears?
Being trapped. 

Q- Favorite Quote?
"Even a fake smile will make you feel better. It changes your breathing pattern and lowers your brain temperature." Anonymous

R- Reason to Smile?
I am loved.

S- Season?

T- Tattoos?

U- Unknown fact about me?
I would love to open a candy store. 

V- Vegetable you love?

W- Worst habit?
Biting my nails. 

X- X-Rays you've had?
Teeth. Back. Shoulder. 

Y- Your favorite food?

Z- Zodiac?

Your turn!! 


January 18, 2013

Pay It Forward

"2013 Creative-Pay-It-Forward: the first five people to comment below will receive something from me within the calendar year. Your gift will be a surprise and will arrive without warning.
The catch? You must post this invitation on your blog, as well.
Ready? Go!"

So, here is what I would like you to do:

1. Comment below that you would like to receive something from me within the 2013 calendar year.

2. IN YOUR COMMENT, include the name of your blog and that you would like to participate!

3. In order to participate, you must post this in your blog too... remember: Pay it Forward!!

4. Finally, email me your full name and address for mailing your gift. (Don't add it to the comments as I don't want spammers to get-cha!)


Vote for Me!

Hi!  I am asking for your help.  I have entered an Organizing contest and the person that gets the most votes wins.  Guess what they win!!! $250 towards A ClosetMaid Closet System!!!!  I would love to win this and with your help I have a chance.  Just go here and scroll down.  I am #78, "The Closet Under the Stairs".  However, the number could possibly change, so make sure the title is "The Closet Under the Stairs".  Thank you so much for your help.  Have a great day!!!


January 17, 2013

New Year's Organizing Revolution

A Bowl Full of Lemons

I have been following this Organizing challenge for the past three weeks and wanting oh so bad to join, but have procrastinated.  But not this week!  Oh no, when I saw that it was about organizing closets I jumped in!  There is a closet in the hallway that leads from my living room to the master bedroom and the stairs that go up.  My stairs stop half way up and turn, then go the rest of the way up.  The closet in the hallway is under the stairs and with the stairs being the way they are, it makes the closet be an "L" shape.  I have to admit another reason I jumped on organizing this closet was the fact that we had a tornado warning last weekend and we had no where to take cover and it scared me.  
Now on to the pictures!  :)

Here are the before pics.
Please don't judge.

Yeah.  We could not even get our big toe in there, much less try to get in there in case of a tornado.
So sad.

So......I went to work! 
 Pulling stuff out.
Throwing things away.
Putting things where they belong.
Putting things in the donate pile.
I wanted to show you my progress.
This is half way through.

Now, remember when I told you this closet makes an "L" shape?
This picture just above is looking straight back, then it turns to the left.

I kept working.
I realized a lot of these boxes were my scrapbooking things and movies.
I took the scrapbooking boxes to my craft room and I put the movies on our bookshelf.

This is what came out of my hard work...

Drum Roll Please.....

I am so excited!!
Now we have plenty of room in there for when tornados come.
I love seeing side by side pics
so here is a little recap.



No before pic of this because I couldn't get to it for all the stuff.
The box you see there is for emergency things like a flashlight, batteries, whistle, etc.
I am going to add a case of water, pillows and blankets.
Also, I will be adding a backpack for each member of the family with emergency supplies and things to keep them occupied in the case of emergency.

This is the finished product.  What you see in the picture below is
1) too many jackets, but that's my husband's fault, sorry
2) I used a bucket to house all of our gloves
3) I put our suitcases in the back for storage
4) the box next to that is my iRobot
5) and the big white box is my wedding dress
6)  the items to the left are my exercise equipment for my Wii


If you will, please go here and vote for me.
My # at this time is 78.
The title is "The Closet Under the Stairs".

Thank you for stopping by!

January 16, 2013

FitBit One Giveaway

Oh man!!  Some lovely ladies are having a giveaway and boy is it awesome!!!  It is called a FitBit One.  If you are trying to lose weight, maintain weight, get in shape, etc., the FitBit One is for you!  This thing sure is little, but it does oh so much!!!  During the day, it tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, and stairs climbed.  Then at night, it measures your sleep cycle, helps you learn how to sleep better, and even wakes you in the morning.  Like that isn't enough, this bad boy will sync wirelessly to your phone, computer, or tablet.  So, with all that said, head on over to Kristyn'sAmber'sLauren'sHalie's, Melissa's and Natalie's blogs to fill out the rafflecopter for your chance to win!  Good Luck!


January 14, 2013

Bento, Monsters: 400th Post Giveaway

Ming over at Bento, Monsters is celebrating her 400th post.  She is giving away an awesome set of Bento items to a lucky winner!  The items included in her giveaway are: one sandwich box, 2 packs of picks, 1 pack of silicon lace barans, 1 pack of plastic barans, 1 cutter, 1 pack of silicon cups and 1 pack of assorted deco pics.  Her blog is chocked full of Bento pictures that are uh-mazing!!!  So, go on over and check out her blog and enter to win a Bento set.  Good luck!!!


January 11, 2013

Bento, Monsters: CuteZcute Giveaway

Bento, Monsters: CuteZcute Giveaway: BentoUSA has kindly sponsored a set of CuteZcute cutter for this giveaway.  The set includes one outer face cutter, four animal fac...